*walks into a Moroccan marketplace*  I got me some Marra-CASH to spend!  Hoo-ah!  Wow, I sound a little like Al Pacino in my own head.  Okay, I’m going to go over to that table that is filled with players to buy low.  “Hello…*reads name tag* Djibooti, I see you’re selling slow-starting hitters for a deal.”  “Good deal!  Good deal!”  “Well, I’ll be the judge of that.”  *picks up Justin Upton*  “This smells like skunk.”  “No skunk!  Good deal!”  *goes through crates filled with albums that have a player’s face on them, lifts Lorenzo Cain*  “How much?”  “Djibooti need to check MLB Statcast.”  Djibooti looks at his iPad, looks up and snatches Cain out of my hands.  “No longer for sale!”  “Damn, Djibooti, don’t put your emotions in a tagine and get them all heated.”  So, Lorenzo Cain obviously was struggling mightily going into yesterday’s game, and, now, not so much — 3-for-5, 5 RBIs with 3 HRs (3, 4, 5).  This is why I rarely sell low on struggling top 50 hitters.  There was a reason they were drafted there in the first place.  Now the buy low is going to be much more difficult too.  “Djibooti, how much for David Price?”  “You take for free!  He’s yours!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Raul Mondesi – Suspended for 50 games due to cold medicine he took contained banned substance, Clenbuterol.  The medicine was called Nykilltheball.

Chris Young – Will have an MRI on his forearm.  They’re going to a zoo to use the 18-foot long MRI machine.

Mike Minor – Ready for rehab games.  He’ll need to work on his pitches on Medlen’s day off since they share a UCL.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Cheslor hopped on that Tanaka pitch so fast, I’m gonna call him Cheslor Q-Bert!  What?  No?  Okay.  Yeah, homers are rarely a part of Cuthbert’s game.

Mark Teixeira – Out with neck spasms.  Spasms is such an ugly word.  Can we say he’s out with neck epileptics?

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.11.  Racist!

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Sorry if you own Ellsbury, but can he never return?  Please.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-5, 1 run, coming a day after a two-homer game.  This Zombino is starting to find his groove, like when the Yankees clubhouse DJ, A-Rod, plays any Nickelback.

Michael Bourn – Signed a deal with the Diamondbacks.  It’s not a huge move, but I can say for certain it won’t be the worst move the Diamondbacks have made in the last six months.  Bourn will report to Double-A Mobile, which, ironically, gets no cell reception.

David Peralta – Seeing a doctor about his wrist.  I hear he’s going to see the doctor who treated the wrist of Steve Wiebe from King of Kong.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Au Shizz!

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in Coors.  Rubby can’t fail!  Well, he can, but he does have solid peripherals — 9.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 3.50 xFIP.  I can’t recommend grabbing him in 12 team mixed and shallower, but in deeper leagues there could be some value here.

Brendan RyanAngels acquired him to fill-in for Andrelton.  If Ryan gets hurt, they will replace him with a roomba especially designed to mirror the Angels’ shortstops skills.  This will require significant development to suck in baseballs and to fire them to the correct base, but very few tweaks for hitting.

Jhonny Peralta – Cleared to swing a bat.  Though, for him, it should be shwing.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  Apparently, he was just waiting until the last of his fantasy owners dropped him.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).  Carpenter nailed ’em!

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Let’s see if this gives him a little more rope.  The good kind of rope, not the bad kind of rope, though, they might be the same kinds of rope just with different intentions.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He hit that homer off the AngelsA.J. Achter, who should be another out-of-work L.A. Achter.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, .378.  As Brando would call him, CaSTELLLLLLLLAnos!

Victor Martinez – 4-for-5, 2 runs with four singles for the Juan Pierre cycle!  Surprised V-Mart is getting hot again.  Actually, surprised anyone over the age of 45 can get hot again without standing by a furnace.  Cougs’ toes are like ice cubes!

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.29.  *JB watching the game*  Okay, fine, maybe he’s the 23rd best starter!  Sadly for JB, right after Ross gave up the home run to Castellanos, the camera went into the dugout for the high-fives and there, leaning against the water cooler, in the shadows, out stepped…Shane Greene!

Bryce Harper – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Might be suspended for returning to the field on Monday to celebrate the walk-off win after being ejected, as Harper also continued to yell at the home plate ump.  What?  Harper’s just trying to make baseball fun again.  He just never said who he was making it fun for.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  He’d need to get hot for about a month before I’d consider him.  For’serious.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-4, 4 runs as he hit 2nd.  Four runs and Jose Abreu (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI) is hitting right behind Rollins but Frazier (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Melky Cabrera (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and Brett Lawrie (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) all drove in more runs.  Abreu’s like a BBQ Pitmaster.  Stop sharing the ribbies and take some yourself!

Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Sorry, I need to make excuses for him.  The first two runs should’ve been unearned because Austin Jackson was playing freeze on a popup, and then the game went into an hour delay and he should’ve been replaced.  He needs time to get into a groove and there’s no groove when you get delayed for an hour.  Serious BS for Rodon yesterday.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Odor and Rodon should form a comedy troupe for dyslexics called, ¿Huh, Rodo’n Odor, Huh?

Bryan Holaday – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  His last name sounds like a peppy Spaniard you get stuck in a hostel with when you’re backpacking around Europe.  “Hola day!”  Oh, shut up, I’m hungover!

Ryan Rua – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Rua platoon player?  Rua is are.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4, 1 run as the Rangers scored 13 runs and everyone in the lineup seemed to have three hits.  I’d say ticker tease, but it’s been more like ticker season.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Logan Forsythe – Didn’t start yesterday due to sore shoulder from a HBP.  Fun fact!  It was once said that Don Baylor had the HBP virus.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-3 and two homers.  Now has four homers in the last five games.  Unfortch, there’s been like six games for the Rays in that time.  Cash rules everything around the Rays clubhouse and he’s platooning Pearce.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. Wade Miley – 6 IP, 4 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks.  It turned out the idiom, he who Miley’s last, Miley’s the longest, is correct.  I guess if Smiley would’ve pitched better, he’d be Happ-y (8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.05 vs. the Giants).

Dae-Ho Lee – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Not to sound totally ignorant, but does every Korean have a ho in their name?  Is that some kind of Korean coming of age thing?  When a Korean becomes a man, do they get a ho between their two names to remind them bros before hoes?

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  A Big FraGu sighting!  Where’s Potsie?

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .303 and leading off.  So hot schmotato I can’t even.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .178.  What comes first?  Him hitting .220 or an injury?  I’m going injury.

Matt Cain – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.69.  Last night, the universe said, let’s make all Cains able.  In related news, while watching Wheel of Fortune at home, Herman Cain figured out the clue, “You Big Dumm_!” before the contestant.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Is it possible to be underwhelmed with a 2.12 ERA?  C’mon, deGrom, vajazzle me!

Alex Guerrero – Ready for his rehab assignment.  Since all he ever does is sit on the bench, he should rehab his ass.

Alex Wood – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Stream-o-Nator was right about that start, too bad it also told me to start Hector Santiago.  Oy gevalt!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two steals (10, 11).  I just called…*looks at Villar on my fantasy teams*…to say, I love you.  And I mean it…*makes heart hand signal that all 60-year-old women make*…from the bottom of my heart.

Hernan Perez – 2-for-3, 2 runs with two steals (2, 3).  That reminds me of my baby boo, Villar.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and has been hitting since his big game this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Conley – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.72.  Well, they can’t all be near-no hitters.  For Conley, they won’t even all be near-Quality Starts.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I don’t know if it’s Bonds, what’s in Bonds’ special supplements or if OZUNA is just finding himself like a John Hughes character, but OZUNA is locked in.

Sean Manaea – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Hey, I’m gonna leave my drink on the counter here.  Will you watch it, Man Who Looks Like Danny Trejo But Scarier?  Thanks!  *five hours later*  Is that a vending machine with human organs?  Are those my human organs?!  AHHHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  To go with 7 steals, 26 runs and 19 RBIs.  I.e, Betts you ain’t minding Mookie.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .322.  Who said he can’t hit for power?  Pshaw!

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He hit the ball so hard that Statcast didn’t show how many feet it was hit, it showed three cherries and made a jackpot sound.  Though, that might’ve been a Foxwoods tie-in.

Sean O’Sullivan – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.43.  Sean O’Sullivan is the Bostoniest-named pitcher for the Sawx since Fitzy Brownstone in 1948.

Lance McCullers – Said he’s ready to go.  Finally, Ice T can show off his fantasy team’s name McCullers-Cullers-Cullers.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I told someone in the comments yesterday that I wouldn’t own Bauer, and, while that is true, he gets the Twins in his next start, and I’d be his huckleberry for that start.  I wouldn’t run out to grab Bauer though as if it were do or die with a ticking clock.

Ben Zobrist – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .305.  When Zobrist told his wife that he went 4-for-4, she said, “I will pray to Jesus to suppress your stutter.”

Addison Russell – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs.  He’s raised his average to .255 from .214 on April 29th (that’s nine games, Einstein bagels).  I hate where he bats in the Cubs lineup, but it’s kinda like the Rockies in that there’s counting stats to go around for everyone.

Melvin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .257.  I liked it better when the other Upton was hitting.  They pull some kind of Parent Trap trick?  Revert back to right Upton being good now!

Adam Morgan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Stream-o-Nator said–Oh, it doesn’t matter it was vs. the Braves.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.   Ring that, Maikellllllllll-elllllllll-elllllllll, ring that, Maikel!  In my head, just there, I was on The Voice.

Matthew Wisler – 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  I have a feeling that we’re gonna get to September and Wisler will still have a sub-3.50 ERA.  Few reasons:  A) He faces the NL East.  B) Matchups.  C) There was really no B, so obviously there’s no C.  Is Wisler, therefore, worth owning, you say, pulling out the ‘therefore’ to make yourself sound all smart.  Nah, he’s a streamer, deep league play.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Guess how many RBIs he has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *twiddles thumbs, scratches ass, smells finger*  Nine!  Excuse me while I stifle a laugh.  How many do you think he finishes the year with?  60?  Too generous?

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.28.  I’m all for trying out rookie pitchers.  I’m a total whore for them!  If you want to open a whorehouse, hire a Dolly Parton look-a-like and me as a young Burt Reynolds, I’m there for you!  But, at a certain point, you gotta say to yourself, “Am I carrying this guy just because he’s a rookie pitcher?”  I dropped Berrios three starts ago and haven’t looked back.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Sometimes the regret runs very deep for how quick I am to pick up replacement closers.  With that said (Grey’s turning the ship around!), I’d grab Trevor May, who should be the closer.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .210.  Not to gang up on Freddie Freeman, but Jones is hitting sixty points less than Freeman, has twenty less ABs than Freeman and has more RBIs.

Manny Machado – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Macho, macho Machado!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  See what I said about Berrios?  I was saying that about Gausman when he first came up too.  At some point, Berrios will be Gausman and Gausman will be deGrom only not this deGrom that can’t shutout NL West teams.

Raisel Iglesias – Said his shoulder is 100% pain-free.  Well, that’s a pleasant surprise.  I’d say raise the church roof, but that might’ve been how he hurt his shoulder in the first place.

David Freese – Was set to leadoff when the game was postponed.  Even as I write that now, as I look at the projected lineup, as I think back on my life, and how I was told to trust my instincts and my eyes and not to read too much into things, I don’t really believe Freese was going to hit leadoff.  What I believe is going on, we are all figments of Clint Hurdle’s imagination.  He’s conjured us.  And, to prove this to us, he’s given us hints along the way.  Not huge, flashing signs that say, “You don’t exist, you’re in Clint Hurdle’s mind.”  No, not like that.  Small hints that Hurdle is our master, our overseer, the glass on this snow globe we call life.  A hint like batting Freese leadoff just to see if we’d notice.  We noticed, Hurdle, we noticed.

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a bag of sand
a bag of sand
6 years ago

Kluber or Salazar ROS

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Damnit, Maeda gives up 2 HRs and 4 RBIs to Thor. Shitty way for his hot streak to end.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

I want to make a buddy flick with Fernando Rodney. I could keep doing stupid stuff. Rodney could sweep in and save the day, again and again. Then he could give me a signature wink and hearty chuckle. It’d be a road journey flick. We could do karaoke in Taos: Ebony and Ivory. JBJ could have an unexpected cameo or two.

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

My Odubel and Jaso for his M Ozuna and Lackey?? I was dropping Jaso for a pitcher anyway so looking at it. I have Marte, Polanco, Betts and. Villar so solid on steals. I don’t hit for average so Ozuna doesn’t hurt me there. Thoughts?

royce!
royce!
6 years ago

Shallow 12 tm yahoo h2h. Drop Kang for Pomeranz? I have Kang (3B/SS) as a bench bat, also own Bogaerts at SS, Bryant at 3B and Shaw and Franco as UTIL.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Eh, I might as well wait. This league has so many players on the wire, it’s silly…Villar, Ozuna, Hamilton, Lamb, Ketel, V Mart…it’s the Paradox of Choice League…

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
6 years ago

Rodney hot-rodding his way to two saves. Shine on your crazy diamond.

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
Reply to  Mrs. Kimmel
6 years ago

@Mrs. Kimmel: you*. no you

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

Marcus Semien or Ketel Marte RoS?

Or let’s say …

Troy Tulowitzki and/or Marcus Semien and/or Ketel Marte – two of three RoS?

It is killing me in some leagues that Ketel Marte is on my wire.

Also, do you drop Starlin Castro or Russell Addison for Marte?

Thanks!

Mike.

Yankz1313
Yankz1313
6 years ago

What do you think of this trade Aldemys Diaz and Odorizzi for Kinsler? Which side would you rather have?

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

Hey Grey, for a bench spot who would you rather Roster between Baez and Drury?

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Hicks or DeShields? Hicks just a shamato or potentially legit sleeper?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

Kudos to “Savvy Stevie Matz”! He saw the @Colorado on his own fantasy team and thought…well damn, my elbow. Good on ya’ Steve! Good on ya’! We’ll see you against the slim hitting Nats or the low ABV Brew Crew. Well played, young sir.

Joeg414
Joeg414
6 years ago

You think Pomerz can keep it up the ros ? Maybe going to offer Jake Lamb . 6×6 mixed roto.

ferris
ferris
6 years ago

1.

12 team roto, deep bench bat

Deshields or dee gordon

2.

12 team roto (SPs are weak but every expert is concerned about the king)

King felix or corey seagar

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Nice k/9 going tonight….Scherzer 18, Chen 12, Pom 8

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Inciarte or Ozuna? I am struggling for speed have solid power. Or do I just get the hot player and grab another speed guy eventually?

Cohen
Cohen
6 years ago

Grey , im betting Hicks will be in your buy column Friday, 3-3
tonight so far and getting regular playing time.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Sunavabench Saunders! Doesn’t start but gets 4 ABs and a HR

Primetime
Primetime
6 years ago

Grey

Is the Suarez break out over lol? Drop him for Bradley?

the swinging
the swinging
6 years ago

There’s nothing more frustrating than owing a player who’s underperforming so badly u can’t even trade them becasue nobody will give u anything worth while.

We saw chris davis and carlos gonzalez go from being undesirable to being amongst the most valuable players in fantasy last year so I know things can turn quick. But Upton feels like a guy who could hit 250 this year with 20 homers.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  the swinging
6 years ago

@the swinging:

I was feeling that with Rendon earlier this year. Luckily he’s turned it around. At this point, bench Upton for good.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
6 years ago

One week later and I still have the terrible trio of Pineda, Corbin and Severino stinking it up in my 12-team league.

Who needs to get the boot the first? Trying to make that streamer spot.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

I just dropped Pineda and feel so much lighter.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

I actually enjoyed watching Pineda and Ventura tonight…they reminded me why I dropped them 3 weeks ago

JD
JD
6 years ago

It’s a matter of time before Rodney implodes right? This can’t be real life.

Chester
Chester
6 years ago

This is like trading places of the Uptons. Melvin became the rich trader and Justin became the funny bum.

This is insane how Melvin Justin has become.

Karl
Karl
6 years ago

We’re not gonna even get close to seeing the Chris Archer of last year are we…

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. finally come to terms with moving on from Tyson Ross. I know there all streamers but who do you like between colon, Bauer, rubby or erasmo?

Primetime
Primetime
6 years ago

Grey, wow Pineda sucks! It not even warm yet on the east coast. That dude is a bp pitcher.

Drop him?

Guys available
Roark
Moore
Corbin
Happ
Karns
Del la rosa

John
John
6 years ago

Is it time to stash Jameson Taillon?

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

Kershaw Mookie

Price goldy who wins

Ops league

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

I’ve been offered Koons and Haring for Warhol – which side do you like?

slew
slew
6 years ago

Just saw that Matz’s next start will be skipped because of elbow issues. Sigh

Ross
Ross
6 years ago

Grey, I need to drop one of my three bench bats. Which one would you drop? Position doesn’t matter.

Logan forsythe, rendon, corey Dickerson

Julio urias worth stashing in 12 team mixed league?

Thank you!

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Who is the better keep if I have a roster spot available? Thinking this season but also potential keeper material for next season…AJ Reed of Houston or Berrios of Minny?

Thanks!

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thank you!

Harrison Ford in Air Force One
Harrison Ford in Air Force One
6 years ago

Just coming here to vent because I’m not sure where else to go. But have a big match-up in my H2H league and BOTH my fu**ing my closers–Gregerson and Casilla–blew save chances.

Holy cow!!!

griff
griff
6 years ago

Dyson or neris for speculative saves?

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Start or sit McCullers Friday @BOS in my H2H Points matchup?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Is he the best starter option out of these guys also pitching Friday:

Tomlin vs. MIN (6.5)
Severino vs. CHA (2.5)
Volquez vs. ATL (2.4)

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

My league uses SV+H as a category – so setup men and closers are basically equally valuable.
My offense is stacked (first in every category) and my SPs should come around (Jo-Fer, Matz, Porcello, CMart, Gausman, Roark, McCullers) but I’m having a real hard time getting SV+H and good K-rates (dead last in SV+H and bottom third in Ks, ERA and WHIP).

I have the potential to trade away Parra for Betances

My remaining OF/UT (3 OF, 2 UT) would be five of: Cespedes, Polanco, Pillar, Belt, Fowler, Castellanos, Piscotty

My current RPs are Tazawa, Baez, Vizcaino, Peralta and Barraclough

I hate paying for SV(+H)s, but I feel like I have some serious depth that I need to put to use. Literally every other position I’m good – Ramos, Rizzo, Odor, Arenado, Lindor, etc.

What do you think?

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: He also has Herrera, Madson, Papelbon, O’Day and Melancon. He said I could have any one of those guys I want.

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: better speculative sagnof add, may or dyson? (Fwiw my autocorrect changed dyson to dysentery)

Thanks.

griff
griff
6 years ago

12 team dynasty. Someone recently dropped starlin castro. Drop kolten wong for castro? I also have lawrie and stashed d. Travis.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

After trading Kuechel for Smyly, trying to work out another trade with the same owner.

My pitching staff: Kuechel, Archer, Stroman, Wacha, Cmart, Aaron Sanchez, Hill, Berrios, Roark, Iglesias (DL)…Jeffress, McGee, Colome

His pitching staff: Thor, Felix, Maeda, Kennedy, Smyly, Velasquez, Moore…Jansen, O’Day, Street (DL), Boxberger (DL)

So he is offering Matt Moore for my Colome, which seems like a win for me considering Boxberger is taking the closer role back. However, he also said that this is my chance to buy low on Boxberger. So we have been discussing trading a starter for his Boxberger.

Maybe something like Aaron Sanchez for Boxberger and Moore or Berrios for Boxberger straight up is what I was thinking. Or I could just take Moore for Colome and call it a day. However, that leaves me with only two weak closers. Do you see a better match or idea for me?

Thanks again Grey

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

He actually has Moore. Here are three options I am considering:

My Colome for his Moore

My Berrios for his Boxberger

My Aaron Sanchez for his Boxberger and Moore

if……he says no to those last two, would you trade Aaron Sanchez for Boxberger straight up or is that too much?

Thanks!

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
6 years ago

For what it’s wurtz….hawk was saying on the sox broadcast last night that Desmond is gonna be the starting CF when choo comes back :(

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: such a bummer. If deshields has started hot he’d have been fine.

At least there’s always revere and span to get some of those steals back. Just gotta choose one……

Dustyfingers
Dustyfingers
6 years ago

For a utility spot ROS, who to pick, C Dickerson, C Santana, C Rasmus, N Mazara or R Grichuk?

Dustyfingers
Dustyfingers
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Cool, thanks!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Walker got CDick’d

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Follow up to my comment above. Which of these trades would you offer up

Justin Upton for Sano and Velasquez
Mazara and Colome for Velasquez
Mazara, Aaron Sanchez, Colome for Puig and Velasquez
Mazara and Colome for Puig and Moore

Jonathan A
Jonathan A
6 years ago

I don’t need a closer as I have Robertson,Joe Smith with perkins on DL street on DL

But do I drop Reyes for Dyson?

Letsgobravos
Letsgobravos
6 years ago

I’ve been offered denard span for Ben revere? Standard 5×5 league. Really agonizing. Grey, can I get a brief run down of the pros and cons of these disparate talents?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Typed that on my phone while trying not to lose my mind this afternoon in a long afternoon of court. Put a ? on the first sentence by accident, but I guess it’s funnier if you read that as a question. As if I’m not sure that it has actually happened.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey two questions

1) Forsythe, Neil Walker,Phillips or Santana (Carlos)
2) is something wrong with Votto? Not in the lineup vs RHP

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Only reason I ask is because Votto usually rakes RHP and he is out

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Grey I forgot about Mauer in the list

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Has Tolleson lost the closer gig to Dyson? Is he worth stashing

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

forsythe C Santana or Mauer

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Ok thanks grey

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

I grew tired of Archer not being able to throw strikes. Traded him and Kendrys for J Upton and Holt. Holt is not a big deal but I like the flexibility he provides given I have Schoop and Semien too at MI. (I also have Villar so all is not lost)

Thoughts on the trade and would you drop Schoop for a pitcher like Hill or Estrada or are they streamer so?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

Wait so picking up Strop on the day the Cubs have a double header against a crappy Padres team to bring down my era/whip add some strikeouts and have a chance to vulture a win was a bad idea?

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Oh no problem. T.Walker is mowing em down in Seattle…..wait a minute….WHAT? Corey Dickerson?!? a .188 hitter?!?

JJ
JJ
Reply to  JJ
6 years ago

@JJ:
My whole pitching staff got roofied this week.
Jepsen
Smyly
Strop
Conley
Ross
I could almost add Gausman and T.Walker for their giving up late homers to ruin good games. This is excruciating.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Luke Gregerson you had one job…ONE JOB!!!

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
6 years ago

Grey I haven’t done this in years bro…

NOMAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!…(Mazara) haha

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

My bet of the day is a Royal w/ cheese. I’m taking the Royals moneyline +130 over Pineda and the Yankees. Probably could take the over as well 7.5. Pineda is good for giving up 7 runs per start you know.

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Lawrie has like a 30% K-rate. I hate that my league counts Ks for batters

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

I usually put no value on waiver order since I make a buttload of moves. That being said, I still have the number 2 spot. Should I waste it on saves from Colome for a week or two? He hit waivers.

Funscombe
Funscombe
6 years ago

Hmmm is asking Melvin to “revert back” grammatically redundant, or intentional to emphasize that the confusing parent trap thing they’re pulling!?

But I’m with you, with Abreu, Freeman and the right Upton on my team, the reverting can happen anytime now.

tals23
tals23
6 years ago

14 team redraft league
Someone just dropped A-rod…is he worth adding with the hope that he repeats last years performance?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Down goes Frazier!

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: there it is.

Bas
Bas
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

Adisson Russel has just been dropped. I have Castro, Schoop, Altuve and Santana as my MI options. Took santana for his speed. Drop him for Russel or stand put? My team is doing more then well in hitting.;-)

Thanks,

Bas ( the guy from Holland)

Best
Best
6 years ago

Add Domingo and drop justin upton?

Letsgobravos
Letsgobravos
6 years ago

10 team 7×7 (total bases + obp), thoughts on boegarts, Frazier and Nola for Donaldson? I presume everyone would take Donaldson?

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Letsgobravos
6 years ago

@Letsgobravos: For me, it would depend on what the alternative SS option is, Bogaerts will be a stat machine this year.

Letsgobravos
Letsgobravos
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: cozart is on the wire so I’d grab him.

omar
omar
6 years ago

Flipped Tulo and Aaron Sanchez for Xander based on your blessing from yesterday. I think Tulo’s big day yesterday pushed him over the edge. Selling point for me was that Xander can be kept for 2017.

In a 9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard league, do you see Awesome-X as a keeper for 2017? Each team keeps 3. Others vying for the three spots as of now are Mookie (obvious), J-Up, Carlos Gomez, Park (I never keep pithcers). Hoping Xander finds his power stroke. Looks like he’s made an effort to run more so far this year too.

Ryan Doumit
Ryan Doumit
6 years ago

12 Team H2H:
Offensive Categories (1B, 2B, 3B, HR, R, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OBP)
Pitching (IP, W, L, SV, ER, HR, BB, K, WHIP, ERA, QS, CG)

Drafted Rendon and Olivera as my 3B.

Offered:
Kyle Seager (to me)
for
Pomeranz and Nola

My rotation after:
Scherzer
JFer
Cole
Aaron Sanchez
Corbin
Berrios
Severino
DL – Darvish
DL – Ryu
DL – Cobb

Yay or Nay?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Sigh. 10K, 1.80ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 0 W for Salazar.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: 6 walks, just be happy he didn’t murder your ERA!

Scott
Scott
Reply to  CMUTimmah
6 years ago

@CMUTimmah: youyou mean like Walker just did? LOL

Can't Cutch This
Can't Cutch This
6 years ago

Looking to trade for a 1B in 12 Team Dynasty Roto 5×5 League w/ OBP. Targets are Jose Abreu, Encarnacion, or Votto. Looking to deal a SP. My SP’s: Strasburg, Cueto, Joe Ross, Maeda, Quintana, Smyly, Nicasio & SP on the DL w/ E-Rod & Yu Darvish. Thoughts on which 1B to target or best order in dynasty? Which SP to send in deal?

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

WTF Ausmus??? how you give Cast a day off when he’s ripping the cover off the ball? 2 hr in last 2 days, and 5 hr in last 11.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: Because… Brad. This was the plan going into the weekend… Give each of Miggy, Vmart, and Nick a day off. Today was Nick’s day. He’ll pinch hit, without a doubt, so he could still net you an AB.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

Oh cool, our boy Archer has 2 strikeouts in the first inning……………

Los Putos
Los Putos
6 years ago

ToddFather injury update

Sox beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen tweeted 5 stitches to lower lip, day to day.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Los Putos
6 years ago

@Los Putos: this is great news, thanks LP

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Yur telling me, just traded for him rt before he started his tear.

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Los Putos
6 years ago

@Los Putos: yay

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

15 team Roto keeper, super competitive – my lineup is stacked and have Story at SS with a late round ref. Would you trade my current keeper Tulo (4th rd) for Gregerson/Giles stack with saves being a major need and being hard to come by? Thanks Grey!

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Drop Jepsen for May? Or will Mollitor stick with him for a bit?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  henncoop
6 years ago

@henncoop: Tough to say, hard to drop the guy getting saves for the spec. Nothing else to get rid of? Perkins is due for his first bullpen on 23MAY so Trevor def has time to earn some rope if he gets the job soon.

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
6 years ago

Think I paid too much for votto? Gave up odorizzi jean Mar and Travis shaw

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Papa Jean Segura
6 years ago

@Papa Jean Segura: I’d have done this too, easily. SAGNOF of course. Plus I’m sure whatever you scoop off waivers to replace the two lineup spots isn’t that far off from what you gave up. Good stuff Papa

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
blech… Dickerson @ SEA (walker) or Werth vs. DET (zimmermann)?

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: sorry, disregard. lineup locked for dickerson already. werth it is…

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: yep. And he gets a hr 4 RBI and 1 run but I missed the chance to plug him in. Damn job, interfering with what’s important…

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

Who you got at UTIL today (pick 2):

JBJ v. Surkamp
Castellanos @ Scherzer
Franco @ Williams Perez

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: Cast sitting today

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: just saw that. Makes my decision easier.

ashtray
ashtray
6 years ago

AJ Reed with a pulled hammy.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

@ashtray: To the minors DL. Of course not in Yahoo. I’m dropping him.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

For lunch I went and rented some Chinese food from PF Chang’s. Forty-four minutes later a shite shaped like Yan Gomes went all hashtag – Vesuvius!

So, yeah, I dropped Yan Gomes.

Can't spell wRONg without Ron
Can't spell wRONg without Ron
6 years ago

H2H points keep up to 5 as long as you want.

SS Seager and Votto for Correa.

Which side you want, is it fair?

Thanks

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Can't spell wRONg without Ron
6 years ago
Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey

I know we discussed this in a previous chat. But Boxberger is supposed to be back next week. Who should I drop to activate him next week? My choices are:

Tolleson
Carson smith
Siegrist

I’m leaning towards either Carson Smith or Siegrist. What do you think?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Siegrist for me, its basically a coin flip between him and smith…very similar

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

which one has more upside jef

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: flip a coin, this isn’t winning your league.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: Scotty flips coin… it lands on the edge… returns for more answers…

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

Thanks guys

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
6 years ago

Hey Gray God, I chimed in yesterday with a question about getting rid of Zimmermann for Sano..

I think I managed to get him down finally.

Zimmy and Pearce
for
Sano and Nolasco

You run with it, right?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  J_Ceol
6 years ago

@J_Ceol: Yes take Sano

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h OBP

C Grandal
1B Rizzo
2B Odor
3B Franco
SS Lindor
OF Betts
OF JDong
OFJUp
UTL Belt
BN Mazara

SP Archer, Kuechel, Stroman, Wacha, CMart, Aaron Sanchez, Hill, Berrios, Roark
CL Jeffress, McGee, Colome
DL Iglesias

1) Just accepted a trade for my Kuechel for his Smyly. Good move?

2) Same guy wants to pull off another trade and is looking to possibly move Puig, Sano, Moore, Velasquez, Kennedy. Who do you prefer between Puig and Sano?

3) He’s already offered Moore for Colome…that’s a no brainier, right?

4) Any trade you would suggest based on my roster and players he is offering. Maybe Upton and Colome for Sano and Velasquez?
Or maybe shoot for something smaller like Mazara and Colome for Puig and Moore?

Thanks Grey!

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Everyone: What happened to Toddfather? I saw he was replaced in the 4th inning…

knucks
knucks
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: dove for a foul ball and smashed his face

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: dove into stands after a foul popup, went to the t with glove on face. hopefully will be fine tmw.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: Not sure if your watching but did you hear hawk dip out of the booth? Is he some kind of surgeon or something?? The hell is he gonna do about it? I think there is a more qualified option to snap his nose back into place or reset his jaw in that clubhouse. Maybe he ran down to collect some teeth out of the front row. Wish that guy didn’t move out of the way like that. Dammit!

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: that i thought that was weird too.

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

Batty call: Feelin’ the Raburn. go go super LLAMAS.

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

My Puig and Tulo for big Papi???

Am I giving Too much?
I’ve got Villar

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

another homerun for Todd Frazier, dude has done nothing but hit since you traded him..As an owner of Frazier, I’d like to say THANKS!!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Yea but check the replay of that dive he just made for a foul into the stands….

Slowmez
Slowmez
6 years ago

10 team, h2h standard 5×5 (keeper).

1) Hamels/Span for J Upton/Robertson
2) Hamels/Beltre for Mookie/Britton
3) Hamels/Beltre for CarGo/Robertson
4) Hamels/Beltre for McCutchen

Which side on each? And which is the best deal (for the Hamels side?)

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Slowmez
6 years ago

@Slowmez: Upton , Mookie, Cargo, McCutchen…All not close

Illuminatty
Illuminatty
6 years ago

Hey Gray,

Just wanted your take on this trade I made. Traded Ryan Braun for G. Cole. I made the deal due to the fact my OF are Trout, Betts, JD. It’s a 10 man h2h points league. Pitching is currently struggling. Thoughts?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F