Hope everyone’s well rested and had a joyous Michael Bay Day.  If you couldn’t be American yesterday, I hope at least you got drunk and ate a bunch of hot dogs.  As they say in Mississippi, Amurica, “Spelling’s for sissies!”  In honor of Amurica’s half birthday, I hope you put a hot dog in your fly and went up to a female reporter, then let Roger Clemens watch you have sex with his wife.  Amurica would’ve wanted it that way!  Trevor Cahill did his part of keeping Amurica as true as the red, white and blue underwear you wash once a year and shut down those Rays, who we know want to have Devil in their name.  Cast out their demons, Trevamurica!  Yesterday, Cahill went 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  He’s never gonna give you a fire emoji of 98 MPH or even throw his fastball more than 45% of time.  He is throwing his slider twice as much as last year, cutting his curve’s usage, and after about 11 years in the league, it looks like its paying dividends.  His ground ball rate is over 60% and his walk rate is down to 1.8 with a 8.4 K/9.  What, you a rich man’s Dallas Keuchel?  I will call you, Dynasty’s Carrington.  I could see owning him in almost all mixed leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Lance Broetc. just gave you his Chris Archer fantasy.  It was written while I thought, “Is Lance’s picture of him, Edge from the WWE or Jayson Werth?”

Jose Alvarado – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered in the 7th inning.  After Colome was traded, some speculated Alvarado would close.  The 7th inning is not exactly the stereotypical inning for a closer, unless because the Rays are starting their starters in the 2nd inning, and middle relievers in the 1st, then maybe the 7th inning is their 9th inning and the 8th and 9th are extras.  Or the Rays are gonna Rays and use their long man, Matt Andriese, to close games.  This is far from a clear SAGNOF-and-done.  Alvarado is still the best bet, but Hell-If-I-Know is also an acceptable answer.

Russell Martin – 0-for-3, hitting .161, as he made his first career start in left field.  <slow building rant> Of course, they’re doing this because Vlad Jr. is about to be called up and needs a place to play.  How does a major league team with a prospect talent like Vlad Jr. get to the end of May before realizing they need to figure out how to get him into the lineup?  This crossed no one’s mind for the first two months of the season?  At no point in the preseason?  Maybe going into the winter meetings in December?  Possibly last year?  Russell Martin and Donaldson just suddenly got old or a little ol’ fantasy baseball ‘pert with the most glorious mustache could’ve told them to clear space for Vlad this past preseason?  It’s fascinating how slow a team can be to react.  Vlad Jr. was ticketed for the majors June of this year for the last 18 months, you’d think the Jays would’ve made room.  Of course, you need room for Vlad!  He’s the future of your franchise!  Not Russell John Coltrane Martin!  Not even Josh Donaldson who can’t even stay on the field! </ slow building rant>

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.77.  Yo, can Vlad Jr. pitch too?

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  Maybe it wasn’t Mookie this whole time, maybe it was the magic that is the Sawx leadoff slot.  C’mon, put Jackie Bradley Jr. at leadoff, just to try out my theory.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Just Dong, because there’s no other way.

Greg Bird – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .273.  He’s done nothing in about two years, but he plays for the Yankees and he homers on a day when most people have off and could be watching him.  This will only perpetuate his legend, Bird, man, or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.

J.D. Davis – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  He’s struggling to find playing time, but you can CWM.

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.11.  Someone asked yesterday if I’d start Verlander.  All respect to those who try to break their neck keeping their starters in check, but you’re not starting Verlander somewhere?  If MLB’s trying to get Elon Musk to watch more games so they’re hosting their first game on the moon, I’m starting Verlander there.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (6) and double legs (5, 6), hitting .310.  I’m as guilty of this as anyone this preseason, but if you watch Yelich homer, he will never hit a lot of homers.  Even in the forgiving park like Miller, he hits line drive wall-scrapers.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th steal, hitting .245.  I will say this about The Hebrewer, he can’t stay on the field, due to his back, but somehow he continues to steal bases.

Luke Weaver – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.63.  Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Yairo Munoz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Nothing but a depth guy, but I’m pretty sure the Cardinals could turn Brett Lawrie into an All-Star.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, 3rd homer in the last week, hitting near-.350 in that time and now batting leadoff.  Don’t underestimate the Cardinals’ magic — little bit pixie dust, little bit cockeyed smile from Willie McGee.

Ronald Acuna – Hit the DL with a mild ACL sprain.  You didn’t form a prayer tilde soon enough.  Thanks.  For nothing!

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and I could see grabbing him.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1….

Wilmer Flores – Hit the DL with back soreness.  Mets trainers said Flores was handling the injury well, and this injury was only a three out of a possible five Kleenex’er.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-9, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  You can find Nimmo (do you see what I’m doing here?!) in the video at the top of the post.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, and yours truly grabbed him in my RCL.  I’m not too concerned, I have the looks to offset his.

Daniel Murphy – Dave Martinez said Murphy could return “fairly soon.”  Fairly?  What kind of red-blooded, All-American man says the word fairly?!  You go hunting with that mouth?!  Sorry, reacted as I thought Murphy might.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd time I’m saying in two days that Rendon is so overdue for a huge month or two.  Hold onto your hat!  If you do indeed wear a hat, I don’t because my hair is fabulous.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  The Fangraphs Database shakes its fist at the sky, “Deny your xFIP at your own peril, Gio!  Deny, deny–,” coughs furiously, then, “Sorry, was eating local, artisanal honey for my allergies.  Anyway…Deny!”

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  I have as much faith in Cale B as I do in Cardi B having a 20-year career, but the Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start for Smith, and I started him.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Anyone who has been playing fantasy baseball for an Urban Dictionary minute, which is actually a long time, can tell you Maybin will get hot for two to three weeks until he gets hurt.  Hot schmotato alert!

James McCann – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  On our Player Rater, James McCann and Brian McCann are back-to-back, like a Flowers in the Attic directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  Hasn’t done a ton since he returned from injury, but maybe this is the start of a schmotato run, ya gotz 2 believe, as I text my youngest cousin.

Matthew Boyd – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4, ERA at 3.00.  The moment you pick him up it will be curses/thanks for playing/muttering lyrics to Semisonic’s Closing Time, and even Stream-o-Nator agrees.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.60.  Such a blehtitty-bleh-bleh start, and I was tempted to say he’s an Anaheim Streamroller, and move on, but his peripherals are better than that, though peripherals may only help you in a Benjamin Netanyahu fantasy league.

Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Speaking of peripherals and Benjamin Netanyahu (Netanyahuh?), Marco’s got all of those nice secondary numbers.  However, he’s the kind of guy you can get excited about if you never watch him.  “On paper, he’s good.  How’s he on the mound?!”  I said the preceding while chewing tobacco and spitting like I was a scout.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he out-slugs Paul Goldschmidt (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .208).  Cougs, could you come here with an Asian fan?  I feel like I’m about to faint.  *collapses*  How long was I passed out?  15 seconds?  What brought me out of it?  You waved Giancarlo’s bobble head in front of me?  Thank you, doll face.  Not you, Cougs!  I’m talking to my bobblehead!

John Ryan Murphy – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  I don’t know who you have at catcher, but the Irish Car Bomber is likely outhitting him.  He’s definitely outhitting Goldy.

Chris Owings – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .183.  I have an idea for a festivity the day before the All Star Game.  One lucky fan tries to strike out Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper, and they win a house if they do.  Too easy?

Eugenio Suarez – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .293.  Eugenio or Goldy?  I mean, what the eff in the eff hole happened to Goldschmidt?!

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Anyone who doesn’t know why I, or anyone, like Rockies hitters, take a look at Story’s home run yesterday in the 1st.  The classic oops, one-arm-mistake, the killer from The Fugitive could’ve hit that home run.

Gorkys Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .321 as he hits leadoff.  Gorkys sounds like the perfect combo of an 80’s raunchy comedy and slasher film.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Why am I hearing Kanye’s Big Brother in my head, but I’m hearing, “My big brother was a big brother, and I look like Sandoval’s big brother.”

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .271.  We’re all bored by Soler by now, right?  No?  Well, you go boy.

Shane Bieber – Will be called up by the Indians for a spot start on Thursday.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said, “A classic polished college arm, the Indians plucked Bieber out of UC Santa Barbara in the 4th round last year, and he impressed in his first full season, jumping three levels of the minors, while maintaining a sub-3 ERA. His plus control and command play up his average three pitch mix, generating more swing and miss than you think, he had a 13% SwStr% in AA, as well as generating a fair amount of ground balls. With a prototypical pitcher’s build Bieber’s combination of plus command and elite pitching acumen, gives him a real possibility of a mid-rotation ceiling.  Speaking of which, I’d love to slam Grey’s head through a ceiling.”  Aw, geez!  Bieber’s profile to me looks like Daniel Mengden with maybe a few more Ks.  I’m a Belieber, but he doesn’t have a rotation spot yet.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .228.  As bad Edwin’s been, you know who’s been worse?  Yes!  Goldy!  Okay, will let it go now, like Goldy let everything go.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .242.  Hey, I never said the average would be outstanding.  He was and is a cheap 20/25 play.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Mike Montgomery – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Started him every week as a middle reliever in one deep league, and this week I decided to bench him.  Sonavabench!  Any hoo!  Darvish will presumably knock Montgomery from the rotation, so even if he gets another start there won’t be many after, unless another injury appears.

Ivan Nova – Hit the DL and the Pirates called up Nick Kingham to replace Nova and start today.  Yo, Psy, it’s Kingham style!  Nickham’s numbers in his three starts with the Pirates have been gorge, and I’d grab him in most leagues if I needed pitching, and, really, who doesn’t?

Felipe Vazquez – Says he won’t need the DL and should be available today.  Sounds like Felipe knows the severity of a forearm injury for a pitcher about as well as he knows his last name.  “Is there a Rivero party of three here?”  Felipe stands a foot away, staring at The Cheesecake Factory’s hostess.  “Rivero, for three?  Anyone?”  Then a man approaches, “I’ll take your reservation if you don’t want it.”  That man is Keynan Middleton who was the last closer who thought he could return in a few days from forearm tightness.  As for the Pirates’ closerousel shituation, if Vazquez can’t go, Richard Rodriguez got the 9th inning yesterday.  Too bad the Pirates were down by five runs, and he still gave up two runs.  The replacements now are Edgar Santana and Michael Feliz or as they should be known happy-Poe-lucky.

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Corleone22
Corleone22
4 years ago

Like many above, Reyes and Iglesias come back and need to lose two.
Sounds like you are down on Castillo. And tonight didn’t help his cause…
Which 2 would you lose?
Castillo- disappointing but big arm
Erod- he looks good. Good k and good team
Fernando Romero-awesome stats thus far but I don’t think he’s impressive as early numbers
Mikolas- no is but he is a pitcher not a thrower
Flaherty- do you think he stays in rotation rest of year.?

Thanks per usual.

papasmurf
papasmurf
4 years ago

Picked up Gorkys to stream. Cooled him right off.

The guy I sat to start Gorkys? Gardner (vs. Morton)… 2 homers 4 hits.

Joe D is lucky I wasn’t alive back then. Woulda singlehandedly ended his hitting streak.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Luis Castillo killing me tonight!

Overreact and drop him for Cahill?

Danny almonte
Danny almonte
4 years ago

Odor , contract expire after 2020 season
Or Cano, expires after 2019?

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

As good a year as Treinen is having, would you trade him for Jansen? Yes, no or an enthusiastic absolutely?

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
4 years ago

Swapping Khris Davis for Inciarte a good move if I’m looking for a SB upgrade? Is that giving up too much? Thanks!

godleyawful
godleyawful
4 years ago

Hi Grey- got a massive offer on the table and need someone to talk me through this.

my Dozier, Contreras, Robbie Ray, CarMart, Strickland and Xander for his Lindor, Kluber, LeMaheiu and Grandal

Clearly, I’m getting the best two guys, but is it worth letting go of Contreras and Dozier who are due for big second halves?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Grey-
I’m gonna activate Alex Reyes for tomorrow’s start and I need to drop one of these guys….

Castillo
Newcomb
Flaherty

Rest of my SPs Degrom, Quintana, Snell, Archer and Buehler

Which 2 RP do you like most ROS- Felipe Rivero, Iglesias(10 day DL), Familia?

Thank you

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: ***Felipe Vazquez

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the insight!………Thoughts on dropping Flaherty or Hosmer/ Carlos Santana(my bench/Util spot)for Vlad Jr? I’m guessing You’re gonna tell me to hold on to the bats.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I just don’t want to miss out on owning Vlad somewhere! Hopefully BJs call him up soon!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Has to be! Someone also just dropped Hoskins? Should I find room for him?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Sounds like I’m burning thru my 3 weekly moves in a hurry! Thanks G-Rey! Always legit ass advice

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

another in the list of people who should never be playing ahead of villar goes down, the salad man. F you MIL manager you finally (again) have to give villar at bats.

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

Sooo, if Matt Davidson good now? His walk rate is tripled and K rate is down a bit. What does his ROS look like? Playable in 16-team OPS league?

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Drew
4 years ago

@Drew: *is

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ya. DL’d now for back issues.

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

I was brave enough to cut Weaver on one of my teams… of course I have Max and Clayton, so I don’t feel too bad about it.

Yeah Boyyyyyd!

5 more teams to go :(

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

Is knebel save to trade for in your opinion? The guy has him Jansen and familia and I’m trying to trade holds for saves. Out of the 3 of them after Jansen which do you prefer? Familia or knebel?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: youse guys called it last year on rivero/knebel, both RP breakouts, BUT WAY overworked, esp rivero.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: you’re the man grey, thx

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Cast and Nola for Cain and Odubel. Which side? Fairish?

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
4 years ago

who’s the weak link for holds out of these: bradley, k-rob, kintzler (madson i owned previously and could again, use this name to represent top holds guy for WAS), kelly?

2. same league, has OPS. mallex just dropped. i had delino for steals and this in general:
C uncle fester
1B goldy
2B schoop a doop
SS anderson
2B/SS harrison
3B sano
CI gyorko
LF brantley
CF delino (LF)
RF stanton (LF)
OF mcclutchin’ (CF/RF)
util puig (RF)
BN gone varnish (2B/SS), andujar, ohtani (espn league so i have both), rhysus (1B/LF). this many bench bats from a h2h max starts per week rule for pitchers.
mallex or delino? on the season mallex ranked 17th for CF’ers and a 3.51 in steals vs delino’s 31st and 3.18 (espn rater numbers)

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so you’d keep bradley over madson (when back, which sounds sooner than originally imagined (by me anyway))?

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

12 team roto 6×6 (OPS and QS)

Was feverishly pitching offers around the league last night and one just was accepted… Traded away Felipe Rivero + Devers for his Rendon. Didn’t think he would accept that. Even if “Vazquez” is fine, I’m pretty satisfied. What do you think?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

C’mon Clevinger, you’re making this a lot harder than it needs to be.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Settling in now, it seems.

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

16 team keeper, h2h, out of contention

a manager wants goldy from me—what kind of return should i be looking for?

his first offer was t oneill, buxton and a prospect [beeks] which i think is a little weak

jack florida
jack florida
Reply to  jack florida
4 years ago

@jack florida: sorry for the duplicate post, do not know why?

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

16 team keeper h2h, waiver wire is bare, i am out of contention

goldy—–t oneill, buxton, chapman

is this enough of a return for goldy?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Great write up Grey,

Have a lot of good options on the wire. Please rank top 3:

Puig, Domingo, Desmond, Aguilar, C. Santana, Conforto

Thanks!
LG

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Marco or Caleb?

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b Bryant
Ss Tim Anderson
If moose
Of Ozuna, benetendi, Cain, puig
Util Ohtani, Dahl
Bench haniger,Peraza

Pitching
Sale, Nola, Ohtani, Bauer, pivetta, wacha, Trevor williams, Gray
Colome, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress
DL Alex Reyes

12 team h2h 5×5 cats with added net steals, triples, obp, losses, homers given up, holds

Who do I drop to start Alex Reyes and don’t say Trevor Williams he’s been money!!!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
4 years ago

Thoughts on Domingo ros? Still like the power? How bout over Mac Williamson? Looks like they’ll be giving him a long look in sf and he’s got power. 6 in one half dozen in the other?

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Pitch Alex Reyes in Milwaukee tomorrow? Tough 1st start back

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

Which side? Polanco and Dickerson for Ozuna and puig?

jc
jc
4 years ago

Grey
Stripling or Junis?
Thanks

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
4 years ago

with machado at 3b or ss I suppose I need either position, could I do better? I also have Vlad stashed … Team below:

Suzuki
Edwin
Merrifield
Machado
Candeleiro
Blackmon
Springer
Adams
Rosario
Moreland

Ron swanson
Ron swanson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ok thanks, anyone you would have in mind? Or leave it to my imagination?

Ron swanson
Ron swanson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Sorry, anyone in mind to target if I were to trade Snell for an SS or 3B ?

Ron swanson
Ron swanson
4 years ago

Should I deal Snell for Suarez? Sps r below and my 3B is Candaleiro

Price
Darvish
Snell
Bauer
Happ
Heaney
Godley

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

This will probably surprise. I’m streaming Godley today in the FCL. Reds have never seen him before.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Diamondbacks are really on the ropes as well. They got a win against the A’s but that was pretty much Corbin. Marte and Brito hitting 5-6, Bizarro Goldy, no Pollock, Ahmed, Owings hasn’t hit at all. D’Backs are probably streamable against even at home for the moment.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I haven’t talked to him in awhile. I should get in touch with him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

If he were he could still just come into the room and scream “TOMMY EFFING PHAM”

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Magoo is one of the few fantasy players I know who likes to look at speed scores. He’s plucked a few good one’s that way even though it doesn’t really make sense to me. He was really early in on Starling Marte I remember.

JP
JP
4 years ago

Another Catcher question, I saw that you ranked Gattis ahead of Devin M. ROS, how would you rank Mesoraco, Gattis and K. Suzuki?

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Butera in the lineup tonight – 6/9 with a HR vs Gibson. Also, Cards’ lineup not listed yet, but I’m hoping for Gyorko – 11/17 with a HR vs Davies.

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

10 team dynasty OBP/QS

Drop two have alex Reyes coming off 60day dl and I’m moving Miller onto my 10day dl spot

Caleb smith
Stroman
Sonny gray
Kingham
Kela
Giles

waffles
waffles
4 years ago

good stuff Grey

would you trade Berrios for Manaea + J Flaherty in a 20 team league?

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

12 team roto 6×6 (OPS and QS)

Was feverishly pitching offers around the league last night and one just was accepted… Traded away Felipe Rivero + Devers for his Rendon. Didn’t think he would accept that. Even if “Vazquez” is fine, I’m pretty satisfied. What do you think?

JC
JC
4 years ago

Drop Stripling for Junis or hold.?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  JC
4 years ago

@JC: Can you pitch Stripling tomorrow and decide after?

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
4 years ago

Grey –

13 teamer, Yahoo, 5×5 roto in need of steals and runs (I’m in the bottom of those categories). I’ve been offered Dee Gordon for my Trevor Bauer and Shane Greene. Here are the pitchers I currently own:
-Tanaka
-Robbie Ray
-Alex Reyes
-Taillon
-Alex wood
-Nick Pivetta
-Andrew Heaney
-Trevor Williams

Is that initial deal fair for me? Or do I attempt to take away Bauer and insert one or two of the guys above?

THanks!

Dwyer
Dwyer
4 years ago

Start godley tn vs Cinci?

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

Thoroughly enjoy missing the Thor start this week with a bullshit injury to limit his innings after rosters lock. Thanks again Mets! You suck!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

More saves: Alvarado or Tepera?

Thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

Are either of Donaldson or Kelvin Herrera too much in trade offers for Desmond?

Thanks in advance.

Sideshow27
Sideshow27
4 years ago

Ryan McMahon a pickup in a deep league? Should have 2B eligibility soon.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Moncada, Desmond, Bux, Bell, Vlad

That the right order ROS? Util, 12T h2h 5×5 redraft

According to trade analyzer it’s: Moncada, Bell, Desmond…Bux…..Vlad

Top 3?

Thanks

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

Pedroia or Semien ROS in OPS league?

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

Chris Taylor finally heats up in the leadoff spot – Roberts moves him down to 6th and he goes 0-4 with 4 Ks

Gotcha.

Christopher Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
4 years ago

Juan Soto
Matt Chapman
Greg Bird
Ian Desmond

Rank for ROS

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Please rank for upcoming week:

2-start Richard vMIA ($9.8) and vATL ($12.1)
2-start Sonny G @BAL ($6.0) and @TOR ($4.9)
Vince V @SF ($6.3)
Mengden vTB ($5.7)
Wacha vPIT ($4.2)

Sonny G has got to be last, right? I mean, if I dropped him, would anyone pick him up? You don’t have to answer that last one.

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Hey Culligan Man! How’s it going. I also benched Montgomery who BTW, has been totally jerked around by the Cubs and should have been in the rotation. His bitter pill pitching has cost a good start because like the middle child, he finally gets to ride shotgun in the car after pouting in the back seat all season long

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thats why I opened with HCM. Damn, the one time you wished you were a flukay so divine inattention could kick in and you failed. Such a do gooder

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: acne issues?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thats hilarious and genius

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
As an owner, I love all of the Goldy references. Great stuff indeed.

And I guess yesterday was not a good day to bench both Goldy and Encarnacion. I have no idea what to do with these guys anymore. Goldy in particular. He sux!

And finally, you made it sound like Darvish will not find another injury in the Monty blurb. You know better than that. I am fully expecting his season to be over.

That’s all. Thanks much Grey.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. I have too many good (well, decent) MI’s. I have Freeman cemented to 1B and Bryant on 3B, but also have Yonder, Aguillar and Suarez. And Braun, Desmond and Gallo playing in my OF. Trades are difficult to come by in my league.

So, for this week, start Yonder (6 games, all righties) and Aguillar (5 games) and sit Suarez (5 games, 3 @SD)?

Also, sit Gallo (6 games, 4 lefties) for the new leadoff hitter Mallex (6 games)?

Thanks.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So who to sit out of the three corner guys? Suarez, Yonder or Jesus A? Yonder faces 6 righties, and both Suarez and Jesus have been red-hot.

And does your response mean you would start Gallo over Mallex even though Gallo struggles to play/hit lefties and is facing 4 of them this week? Need to start 5 of Trout, Puig, Braun, Desmond, Gallo, Mallex and Polanco. Polanco sits (obv), but who else?

Thanks again.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop Andrew Miller for oh, Yarbrough, wacha, or minter?
The league doesn’t include holds, we have an inning limit, and I lost Thor for however long so I guess I could go wacha. But thing is Miller could come back strong after his stint. I also have the feeling he’s getting the closer role or traded, because he’s great and any team needs to reevaluate when a reliever is as good as him and playing as bad as him. He is prolly better then Allen and how much longer can they really depend on allen..

Kyle Eberth
Kyle Eberth
4 years ago

Which Side :: C.Mart and Crawford or Bregman?

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

How does Folty for Andujar in a 16-team OPS keeper sound?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: Yoan Moncada or Jose Peraza?

eric
eric
4 years ago

Grey, Please rank order Fulmer, ERod, Heany

JP
JP
4 years ago

Thoughts on Jonathan Schoop? Is he someone to hold on to in hopes that he turns in around or should I stream his roster spot (he’s on my bench), guys like Desmond, Kemp, F. Romero, Teheran are all available

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS, total bases, losses and holds): Who to drop to activate Kershaw on Thursday: Josh Bell, Mitch Moreland, Jordan Hicks, Keone Khela, Nate Jones, David Robertson or Fernando Rodney? I know it probably seems like Hicks but I do like him for holds, ratios and K’s and I don’t believe Norris closes for the rest of the season whether it’s because of performance or injury.

Tony
Tony
4 years ago

Hader and mccullers for gerrit cole in a dynasty we keep em all

This is my staff
Severino
Snell
Castillo
Reyes coming tomorrow
Mccullers
Quintana
Gausman
Urias dl
Nelson dl

Last week i was demolished by gausman, mccullers and quintana starts lol, i hope they can turn it around

Do i pull the trigger with the aforementioned trade?

Also, do you think that theres any chance that hader starts games this season?

Thanks grey you the best

HamPorter
HamPorter
4 years ago

Deep NL only league with no bench and standard 5×5 scoring. There are not any good prospects on the wire. Someone just dropped Shark. I know he is struggling mightily, but would he be better than any of my other bad pitchers: Eflin, Chen, or Chatwood? I had to pickup up Chen, who was the best starting pitcher available the other day. Thanks for the help.

HamPorter
HamPorter
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah that’s what I was thinking. We have no bench, so that sucks. I was going to see how he does in Coors tonight. What could go wrong with that start?

HamPorter
HamPorter
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: you are wise beyond your years sir! One inning and done for the shark.

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

A. Are you starting Wacha @MIL tonight?

B. How do you rank Musgrove vs. Cahill, VV, Gibson, Gonzales, Stripling

Thanks!

prey879
prey879
4 years ago

Who would you drop first: Alonso, Gorkys, or Domingo Santana.

Keeks
Keeks
4 years ago

On a scale from the dumpster fire over this last month to our lord and savior Rhysus Christ of last season what is the ROS outlook on Hoskins?

Should I be benching him a this point or should he continue to get the benefit of the doubt?

Lubes
Lubes
4 years ago

Went to CLE/CWS yesterday, and got that conflicted feeling on the Tim Anderson HR (yay fantasy, boo team losing). That said, the White Sox defense is truly atrocious- multiple missed pop ups (are dropped foul pops errors? they should be), booted ground balls, not fast enough on DPs. Completely gave the game away.

Got offered Odubel Herrera for Anderson or Chris Taylor. I’m thinking of responding with Odor. Would you do any of those?

Also- drop Ryon Healy for Aguilar or Ryan McMahon?

Lubes
Lubes
Reply to  Lubes
4 years ago

@Lubes: Forgot to add- keeper league- would you do Conforto or Juan Soto instead of Herrera?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 Team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

1) drop Jake Lamb or Maikel Franco for Yonder Alonso? or hold.

C: Yasmani Grandal
1B: Ryon Healy
2B: Cesar Hernandez
3B: Maikel Franco
SS: Francisco Lindor
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Mitch Haniger
OF: Eddie Rosario
UTL: Jake Lamb

DL: Wil Myers

P: Max Scherzer
P: Hunter Strickland
P: Michael Feliz
P: Dan Winkler
P: Matt Barnes
SP: Mike Foltenywicz
SP: Sean Manaea
Bench: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Michael Wacha
Bench: German Marquez

DL: Clayton Kershaw
DL: Ryan Madson

Thanks!

phennore
phennore
4 years ago

Trading strategy question for a 16-team 5×5 league. I’m currently in 2nd place looking to beef up a struggling offense. With C-Mart coming off the DL, I’m looking to trade one of my starting pitchers for a bat (5 SP/4RP pitching split). My current roster is:
C- Barnhart
1B- Hoskins
2B- C. Hernandez
3B – Machado
SS – Peraza
MI – Saladino
CI – Y. Alonso
OF – Margot
OF – Matt Adams
OF – Benintendi
OF – McCutchen
OF- Peralta
DH – Chapman
DH – D. Robertson

SP – Sale
SP – Heaney
SP – Tanaka
SP – Wood
SP – Pivetta
4 relievers.
DL – C-Mart

To get a better hitter, would you:
a. Trade Tanka or Heaney
b. Trade C-Mart
c. Trade some other pitcher

Thanks,

MarvPesos
MarV
4 years ago

Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year)

Would you trade away W. Buehler for A. Rendon ? I’ve got decent pitching and I figure Walker will get shut down early. There will also be picks involved but in a bubble, worth it (I’d be getting Rendon)

Marv

MarvPesos
MarV
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Grey, thank for the quick answer. The guys actually come back now asking about a Rendon for Yelich swap (i’d get Rendon), what do you think of that trade ?

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey
1 Who do you like better going forward – Conforto or Nimmo?
2 Also – which side do you like – Dee Gordon for Salvador Perez?
3 Also – when you coming back to Jersey?
Thats all i got
See ya

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks over-the-internet friend

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Streaming question
C. Richards vs Mia-Son +9.8
S. Bieber @ Min-Son +2.8

Thank you and have a great day.

SF
SF
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

Need a holds RP to replace Ottavino. Fields, W. Harris, Yates, and Stammen are available. Thanks!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 Team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

1) Drop Ryon Healy, Maikel Franco, or Jake Lamb for Ian Desmond? or hold
2) Drop Michael Feliz or German Marquez to activate Kershaw?
3) drop Yasmani Grandal for Evan Gattis? or hold
4) Drop Sean Manaea to stream? or hold. I wish I traded him after his no-hitter.

C: Yasmani Grandal
1B: Ryon Healy
2B: Cesar Hernandez
3B: Maikel Franco
SS: Francisco Lindor
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Mitch Haniger
OF: Eddie Rosario
UTL: Jake Lamb

DL: Wil Myers

P: Max Scherzer
P: Hunter Strickland
P: Michael Feliz
P: Dan Winkler
P: Matt Barnes
SP: Mike Foltenywicz
SP: Sean Manaea
Bench: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Michael Wacha
Bench: German Marquez

DL: Clayton Kershaw
DL: Ryan Madson

Thanks!

JayHay
JayHay
4 years ago

I know you love some J.A. Happ. 12 team semi keeper (keep 4), 6×6 cat., trade Ross and Heaney for Happ? I’m ok trading Ross but this Heaney thing real. Thoughts?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

My 11 tm keeper has Reyes coming back this week so I’ll need to drop a player. Who would you drop? L Castillo, Wacha, Corbin, Newcomb, Pivetta, or Buehler? Could drop ODB, Suarez, or Devers, too. Would you add Cahill over any of those? My 4 keepers were J Ramirez, Rhysus, Bellinger, Correa.

Thanks!

PHIL
PHIL
4 years ago

Stream tropeno, Kingham, or anibal sanchez today? Thanks!

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I know I know. I need innings, starts, and K’s.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Phil
4 years ago

@Phil: I’m going Kingham, so you should probably try one of the others.

rudboy
rudboy
4 years ago

Grey,

What is your current rank in NFBC?

Great articles as always!

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points ROS…….please rank SPiers in order of preference……Weaver,Odorizzi,Strippling,Musgrove,Junis M Gonzales

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Hey, Grey…. thanks for the daily write-ups. Great stuff!!

10-team mixed 5×5, plus QualStarts (and L’s instead of W’s). Thinking of grabbing Bieber (and/or another WW pitcher) and was wondering which of these guys should get the ol’ heave-ho. Maybe drop two? Thanks!!

Tanaka, CC, G.RIchards, T.Roark, C.Anderson.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks…appreciate your time.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
4 years ago

Pitching Advice:
With Alex Reyes heading back, which SP to drop, if any:
Royal Junis
Mustachio Mengden
Losing Reds Castillo
Poor velocity Corbin
Wacha Wacha!

Thinking the order I gave: Will see how Castillo does tonight. Reds and Royals have poor offensive teams, so wins hard to come by, but their other SP stats are not bad.

Also have C-Mart soon to return.

Thanks.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

Sorry for another question, but these other SP’s are available in my Yahoo!!! league listed as trending adds.

Would you pick any of these over Alex Reyes?
1) Justin Bieber’s more talented brother
2) Musgrove
3 Kingham

Would think Reyes over Musgrove or Kingham. Bieber may get more run support than Reyes.

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Zunino or Gattis?

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points ROS…….rank in order. L Weaver,M Gonzalez,J Musgrove,Strippling, Junis , J Odorizzi

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

forgot to ask aout heaney or tyspon ross?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks for all your help

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Villanueva or andujar ROS OBP league

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

A little late with the comment here but what do you think about dropping Skaggs for Kingham? I’ve already added Musgrove and of course I’m an early adopter of Trevor Williams (doin’ it for Razzball!), so that’s a lot of Pirates arms if that makes any difference. Most teams roll like 9 starting pitchers in this 12 team league so these guys are a bit better than streamers I reckon. Thanks!

Oh, and Anime Grey is bringin’ it every episode so I hope everyone is watching. (Like one guy yesterday asked about Beillinger in the first comment and I was so tempted to reply: ‘Watch Buy-Sell-Hold’ for your answer, it’s right in front of you! but I didn’t want to be ‘that guy’.) Was that a cameo from the Shark’s Tale shark?

Have a good one!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

Hey Grey – down an Acuna . . . how would you rank these schMatada replacements to grab in the interim? 12 team roto.

Nimmo
Mark Reynolds
Gyorko
Candilero

Shon-Soo Choo Choo