The Twins’ lineup could generate power for any remote control, because they’re filled with Double-A batteries.  High five me!  C’mon!  You don’t appreciate a good snap!  I’m zinging over here!  Fine, be that way.  The Twins traded the 29-year-old Eduardo Nunez to the Giants, which makes him the youngest player the Giants have ever acquired and the cheapest player the Twins have ever traded away.  A double first!  Which sounds almost like how you picture your ex describing herself on Tinder.  So, Eduardo Nunez goes from a neutral park to a pitching park and from a lineup that could be best described with their two-hole hitter, Grossman, to a lineup best described as “in the middle of a panic.”  Or a Panik in the middle.  This move likely doesn’t change his value much, but if anything it takes him down a notch.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Kepler – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Oh, boy, let the Dickerson, Gallo, Kepler, Dahl and Yasmany debates begin!  The debates will be held, as most fantasy baseball ones are, in a mother’s basement.  Refreshments will be provided by mom.  Assuming she bought us the Doritos and fruit punch I asked for.  C’mon, ma!

Adam Jones – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, and 2nd home run in the last three days.  Too bad he’s batting leadoff and missing ribbies.  “Did someone say ribbies?”  Easy, Matt Adams, easy.

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-4.  You know Hitter-Tron popped a metal boner for this Alvarez game.  What does a metal boner sound like?  Not boing.  Bing?  Ding?  Bling?

Joe Panik – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL and hit third.  Three hole?  Panik, indeed.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  He was shelled in his last game, and, then in the 2nd inning last night, he loaded the bases with no one out.  I was about to drop him, but I decided to go watch MasterChef instead.  Well, thanks to Gordon Ramsay, I still have Roark on my team.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  What does he need to do to get on your fantasy team?  Don’t tell me, tell him.

Jonathan Papelbon – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the awkward man may have danced for the last time yesterday, as he was removed for Shawn Kelley to get the easy one-out save.  If Kelley’s available in your league, what are you doing?  Grab him!

Jose Reyes – Doubtful for today.  Terry Collins said he may hold him until games next week in AL parks with the DH.  Since Reyes hurt himself on a swing, I think Collins might be misunderstanding what a DH does.

Yoenis Cespedes – 0-for-0 with a walk, but didn’t start due to a flareup of his quad.  He might’ve hurt it getting into his tricked out Batmobile that he bought off Matt Harvey.

Jeurys Familia – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 2nd straight blown save.  After his first blown save on Wednesday, Terry Collins said Familia will not work on Thursday.  But Familia talked Collins out of it.  Apparently, Familia makes a better salesman than closer.  Today, Hansel should get the save if there is one, assuming Collins can follow a simply breadcrumb trail to how to win a game.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  He’s lost two miles on his fastball and a full K on his strikeout rate.  His ERA is fine, but I’ll be damned if anything else is.  WHIP up, walk rate up, homers allowed up, line drives allowed up, infield fly balls down, hard hit percentage up, and xFIP way up.  This is not your slightly older cousin’s deGrom.  Don’t know if it’s elbow spurs — they’re going around the Mets’ clubhouse — or something else, but he’s not pitching as well as last year by any metric except ERA.

Neil Walker – 3-for-4, and his 2nd day in a row with three hits.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column, because, well, it’s Neil Walker, but he’s seeing the ball well again.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  What’s that?  I’m gonna have one fantasy team next year with all Rockies hitters and two Rockies pitchers?  Yeah, so what’s it to you?

Jonathan Villar – Benched due to his defense.  Counsell said, while holding the microphone in a very awkward way, he wants this to be a learning experience.  It has been for me.  I’m learning Counsell is a putz.

Ryan Braun – Scratched from yesterday’s game as the Brewers sent out their B lineup.  Though, their A lineup was kind of a B lineup, so yesterday’s lineup was more of a C lineup, though Robbie Ray made it look like he wanted D) None of the Above.

Hernan Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and double legs (15, 16), hitting .279.  He now has six steals in the last nine games.  Since there’s been less speed this year than Willie Stargell’s house right after the Pittsburgh drug trials of the 80s, Perez should find himself owned in every league.  Now, to totally depress you, well, some of you.  I went to our Player Rater to search for Hernan, and typed exactly that into the search box.  Guess who I found ranked right by Hernan Perez, giving essentially the same amount of fantasy value on the year.  Felix Hernandez.  Damn, better off with Colon, because that’s offal.

Zach Davies – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  If you streamed him yesterday, the Stream-o-Nator says you should consider holding him for one more start.  Thanks, Stream-o-Nator, you considerate AF robot.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Coincidentally, I have a Nieuwenhuis on my NL-Only team that’s in first place by about twenty points, and I also have a Nieuwenhuis coffee table that I got from Ikea.

Robbie Ray – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  It’s hard out there for the National League’s version of Pineda.  Such high expectations, such beautiful Ks, such “What the eff is he doing to my ERA?”

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his third time this week he’s been mentioned on Razzball for being hot.  That’s really the icing on the cake of a career, isn’t it?

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.17, as he was reinstated from his 5-game suspension.  I get it, he was wrong, but the White Sox didn’t need to have Edward Scissorhands throw out the first pitch.  That was uncalled for.

Craig Kimbrel – On track to return on Monday.  Didn’t it seem like he was only gone for a minute?  Not an Urban Dictionary minute, which is actually a long time, but an actual minute.  Why don’t my closers ever seem to come back this quick?

David Price – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  It’s an early Christmas miracle.  Of course, like any Jew’s Christmas, there was no present at the end with Ziegler losing the game.  Tazawa may be in line for the next save, but, as I just said, Kimbrel’s got a doctor that just rubs DiDi Seven on his injuries and fixes them overnight.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-3 and his 15th and 16th homers, and third homer in three games, and fifth homer in the last ten games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but it looks like Gallo lit a small fire under Moreland.  Hopefully, he doesn’t just fart out only a Smoak-like stream.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  This was his 12th win.  With Sale turning into a 13-year-old cutter and possibly being traded, Hamels could actually win the AL Cy Young this year.  Though, that might say more about AL pitching, then anything.

Yordano Ventura – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Now has three of his last four starts being Quality Starts with the other start being a game where he was knocked out by a comebacker, and that’s the first time that’s been said about him without him instigating anything.  He still seems prone to the 4 IP, 5 ER start, but I’d start to loosen up my grip on staying away from him.

Aaron Altherr – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he was activated from the DL.  He will take over for the DL’d Bourjos.  Coming into the season, Altherr had some sleeper buzz.  Or maybe that’s sleeperr.  Though, to be honest, because I can’t lie to your little punim, Altherr has had sleeper buzz for about three years.  Still, he’s looked about as good as Nadir Bupkis.  If you need an upside flyer in deep leagues, you can do worse, but I wouldn’t expect him to answer my prayers.  I save prayer answering for 1-900 hotlines.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  I get the sense that he’s going to be undervalued next year, even though, at age 23, he’s going to have 25-27 homers.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Damn, that would’ve made a nice batty call.  Not as nice as I did four days ago with Alex Dickerson.  *blows on knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, notices there was ink on my knuckles*  Intern, why is there ink on my frickin’ knuckles?!

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  Yeah, this was in no way a step in the right direction, even if he did get the cheap win.

Julio Teheran – Cleared to start Saturday, said the Braves into a speakerphone while talking to 29 other teams.

Matthew Wisler – 5 IP, 6 ER.  When you’re crushed by the Phillies, it could stress out anyone with close ties to Wisler.  No wonder his mom looks so old.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .269.  Hitting near-.400 in the last week, and has only gone hitless in four games in all of July.  Hey, what do you want?  The guy’s an Adonis.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .313.  I’ve been unfairly down on Aledmys this year, and I think I might know why.  If you look at his name real fast, it looks like there’s a DMV in there, and no one wants that.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4, and his 18th homer.  Power is okay, but he sure got old fast.  His .235 average screams, “Maybe he should be a platoon player.”  Actually, no one has ever screamed the word maybe, but you get the point.

Martin Prado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .325.  Currently, third in the NL for batting average and fifth in the major leagues.  Martin, he so crazy.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.79.  At least he’s not shut down.  Yet.  Ugh, who invited ‘yet’ to the party?

Dee Gordon – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the PEDs suspension.  Be ready for everyone to start judging his bunts for distance.  If his average ball flight falls from seven feet to under five feet, people will point to the lack of PEDs.

Doug Fister – Off this weekend on paternity leave.  Plenty of time for quality time with the family since Mrs. Fister’s delivery should go quicker than most.

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Reid-A-Book
Reid-A-Book
6 years ago

Trade offer has been made to me today wanting Noah. He’s offering David Price and Kinsler. I’m in first place and have been rolling Schoop out at 2B all-season. 11 tm keeper league. I have young pitching along with Noah like Salazar, McCullers, and Fulmer. Also, Correa, Donaldson, Marte, Polanco, etc.

What’s your opinion. My Noah for his Price and Kinsler?

JP
JP
6 years ago

Kipnis/Lindor for Altuve/Gyorko? I’d be getting the Indians pair

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
6 years ago

Looking to trade for Kimbrel, his owner is very willing to deal him for a SP. Here’s what I got: What’s fair/not giving too much, or are all of these fair game to give away for Kimbrel?
Aaron Sanchez
Danny Duffy
Jon Gray
Matt Shoemaker
Joe Ross

thankssssss

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Orphan Black
6 years ago

@Orphan Black: Id start with Shoe, then try Duffy, the rest depends

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: If Sanchez, the best of the bunch, gets moved to the pen then he’s even worth it. thanks

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

I have a fun game. Who will have more stats upon their return: Michael Brantley or AJ Pollock. Way I see it both will play all of a month give or take a week. Id ask the new injury writer but he seems to think Brantley should be here next week (he wont). My bet is the Pollock will not disappoint

Greg
Greg
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: I agree. But I have both on my DL. ;)

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you swap justin turner for any of happ, lackey or iwakuma?

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: do you need an arm that bad? or not need Turner

herschel
herschel
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: we only play with a 3b and dh (no corner infidel). have arenado at 3b and a mix of turner, belt, trea turner and j-up to use at dh. too many bench bats for my liking and our trade deadline is monday. with 3b being fairly deep, theres not a ton of interest in jt.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: Lackey feels the safest to me

Yelyabd
Yelyabd
6 years ago

Dropped Vogt to pick up Hernan Perez since, well, no one picks up catchers off the wire much. Now this coming week I need a catcher. Available: Gattis (7 games at home) Leon (7 on the road) Grandal or, again, Vogt. Thoughts? Thanks

Yelyabd
Yelyabd
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: guessing safe to drop Zielger for him? I have Kenley Melancon and Kimbrel

Kendrick Llama
Kendrick Llama
6 years ago

Would you move Matz and Upton for Sano? OBP league.

would leave my rotation as Hendrick, Carrasco, Jose Fer, Shoemaker, Pomeranz, Desclafini, and Ross (DL)

Or do you think Ross & Upton is more fair for me?

joe
joe
6 years ago

more hr’s the rest of the way khris davis or duvall? they have crazy similar numbers

joe
joe
Reply to  joe
6 years ago

@joe: and do you think i can get a top 20 pitcher in return for one of them? standard roto

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

My Salazar and Villar for Scherzer?

Have Bregman for SS and B Hamilton and Trea Turner for speed.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

Greetings from the City by the Bay. …word is that Nunez could see some time in the outfield, too. Span is really doing nothing. They may well move Span to 4th OF role and bat Nunez leadoff.

It’s getting harder and harder to hold onto JUp. Granted, both he and Melvin recently lost a parent, and that could go a long way to explaining his bad year.

Would you hold still? Options are thin but currently running a decent OF of Betts, Cargo and Naquin….Upton’s on my bench making me gag. No one wants him in a trade. …

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Hey Grey so my lead is only 28 points now and I’m playing a team who is trying very hard to knock me out of first and will probably ended up using his 12 starts before Sunday if he uses 4 out of his 5 rostered options remaining before Sunday:

Bauer vs. OAK (2.8)
Nova @TB (-4.7)
Estrada vs. BAL (-4.1)
Tomlin vs. OAK (3.4)
Pomeranz @LAA (-5.9)
Arrieta vs. SEA (20.7)

Today and tomorrow I only have Matz and Taillon scheduled to start for me out of these options:

7/29
Matz vs. COL (21.0)
Leake @MIA (-2.8)

7/30
Taillon @MIL (17.0)
Colon vs. COL (10.7)
Peavy vs. WAS (0.6)

But I’m looking at the following options for Sunday:

7/31
Pineda @TB (23.3)
B. Norris vs. ARI (18.8)
Skaggs vs. BOS (10.3)
Liriano @MIL (9.3)
Eickhoff @ATL (4.7)
Snell vs. NYA (4.4)
E. Santana vs. CHA (-0.2)

1) So should I stream another SP today or tomorrow?
2) I know I should reevaluate tomorrow night to see if I’m trailing or not but is there one or two guys on Sunday that I should definitely start and grab now to prevent someone else from picking them up? I already own Skaggs so I’d have to drop Shoemaker, Duffy, McCarthy, Taillon, or Matz to stream one or two guys other than Skaggs (assuming he’s a start?) Sunday if needed. I’ve included some upcoming match ups for the the guys in question but I’m thinking McCarthy would be the one to cut for a streamer since he’s @COL next? And possibly Matz if he doesn’t do well tonight?

Duffy @TB (7.8), vs. TOR (-3.2)
Shoemaker vs. OAK (15.5), @SEA (6.8)
McCarthy @COL (-6.9), vs. BOS (16.5)
Matz @NYA (-0.2)
Taillon @ATL (17.0)
Skaggs @SEA (9.6)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man! Appreciate the help as always!

Josh O'Neil
Josh O'Neil
6 years ago

Redraft league, Prediction on overall value Bergman or Gallo?

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

If you’re in a league with a Milestone category, grab Ichiro.

chris
chris
6 years ago

follow up to the kinsler question: would you do Kinsler & Samardzija for Kluber?

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
6 years ago

Hey Grey! Great write-ups as always. My ex described herself on Tinder as a double pumper…claaasssy!

Would you please pick the two best for now and also ROS if different?
Taillon
McHugh
McCullers
Skaggs Alpha Beta

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
I’ve noticed that Willson Contreras’ playing time is taking a bit of a hit now that Fowler and Coughlan are back…

Should I consider dropping him for T. Joseph, Leon or Grandal?

chris
chris
6 years ago

I have a trea Turner Problem. in a 10 team h2h keeper i dangled turner to see what kind of value he could get me. no one really bit for anything that i thought his value was. i have kinsler at second.

Should I try to sell kinsler and play turner ROS or should I wait until Turner gets OF elig. and then play him over Eaton?

Stephen Gambardella
Stephen Gambardella
6 years ago

Grey, any good free agent targets to jump on before the trade deadline? Jobs that may open up because of a trade.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
6 years ago

Grey,

Who would you lose to make room for Lorenzo Cain when he returns? Starlin or Naquin?

Whoever I keep ends up being my rotation/bench bat unless some juicy saves opportunities open up due to trade deadline workings.

Thanks!

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

@OldMilwaukeePounders: Starlin for me

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

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Assuming Castro

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Yep, that’s the one. I have Schoop/Villar/Trea manning the 2b/SS/MI spots.

Actually dropping Castro for Hernan because I need speed in this week’s match-up. I assumed he was owned already.

Thanks, Jef

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

I am planning to trade Adam Duvall. I spoke to 2 different teams and one team I asked for Stanton back, the other team I asked for Mookie Betts in return. Which offer should I take down, and which one should I offer? Thanks in advance.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Leave both offers, if you get a bite on either one, be happy. If you get Mookie, let me give you my email address as I would love to join this league. Is it for $$$?

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

@Scott Kimmel: Neither trade will be accepted

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

JeF WiTh 1 F

If both do get rejected, what outfielder should I ask for in return for Duvall?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Too broad of a question Scooter! Do some homework, then come back and ask once you have some realistic targets identified, based off your league type/team needs.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Grey I need to activate Lorenzo Cain. Would you drop Tylor Naquin to do so?

Giolito
Giolito
6 years ago

Who sits
Kepler vs Quintana, Leonys vs Lester, or shrimp vs finnegan

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

@Giolito: I’d roll with Kepler

Devil in a New Dress
Devil in a New Dress
6 years ago

Odubel or Semien ROS?

Ethan S
Ethan S
6 years ago

All things being equal, who is the better keeper going forward, Pomeranz or Quintana?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Ethan S
6 years ago

@Ethan S: Quintana

Rice
Rice
6 years ago

Permission to lose BOTH J-Upton and Belt in a 10-team league?

And in which order?

I would be looking at waiver options: Kelley, Hernan Perez, Yasmany, Schimpf,

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

@Rice: Id lose Belt for Yasmany

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

Everyone is talking about it so what say you – 10 team H2H redraft points league – please pick 3 for projected production ROS.

Dahl, A. Dickerson, Kepler, Schoop, Segura, Castellanos

Thanks!

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

@Rondo: Schoop, Cast, Kepler

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Traded Aaron Sanchez for Papelbon about 10 days ago. Amazing what can occur in a span that short. Now that I blew that trade, I’ve been proposed Shawn Kelley for Jon Gray. I think it would be wise to wait until after the deadline, but if Kelley lands the gig, would you make the move?

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

You don’t think they’ll acquire another closer before the deadline?

6 wins in SB
6 wins in SB
6 years ago

5×5 (AVG) H2H

[email protected]
Turner vs ARI
Baez vs SEA
Ozuna vs STL

Am facing an I’m so far back I’ve given up owner. Choose 1 of those 3 in a avg league. SB is typically an issue for me

6 wins in SB
6 wins in SB
Reply to  6 wins in SB
6 years ago

@6 wins in SB:
Choose 2 of the 4 rather

Duke
Duke
6 years ago

Feeling like I’m about to go from 3 closers to 1 as the Papelbon and Casilla owner… Should I spec on Miller moving and snag Betances? Anyone else obvious to preemptive strike?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

I still bat like Counsel during my ABs in a highly competitive wiffle league. So… I look like an absolute jerk off three to four times every Saturday afternoon.

BTW, sushi with apple in it tonight! Wooo

But that’s after I go to several car dealerships to “browse” around. Not my favorite Friday evening plans.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

You buying low on Felix?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  dem ribbies
6 years ago

@dem ribbies: Yea why not, totally depend on what you’re giving up on though

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Thinking about moving Wade Davis in light of the trade rumors, his forearm stuff, and (if he sticks in KC) their inability to get him save ops.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

As a dynasty owner (HTH points league-favors pitching) with Degrom as my ace, your article worries me a bit! Are you seeing enough to try to package him with someone like Kaz (I’m not contending this season) for something like Archer and Matz-with maybe a high draft pick? Or do you see Degrom developing into more of a pitcher but unlikely to lose much on his numbers?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
6 years ago

Hi Grey and TGIF.

With my Roto powers I am elevating you beyond your current legendary status as baseball guru to …. drum roll and fireworks……to King Master of the Internet with the official title of
“Super Grey Glue”

You are single handedly holding the baseball fantasy world together. Seriously dude, what would all these cats who come here for advice do without you?

votre connaissance est sage et utile, oh très bien un!
Chow

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

You starting these guys today?

Volquez @Tex
Graveman @Cle

12-team H2H with QS

Thanks!

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

@Eric: Not me

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Trade Abreu for Posey if need C and can replace Abreu with Park?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

@Steve: Park? As in the twin that is in the minors right now? No way! Also… catches also ain’t got no face. AKA Frankencatcher. Aka CAGNOF! Tell us three catchers. One that you currently roster and two that are on the wire, then we’ll have Cram pick one for you!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: don’t roster any catcher, they all stink! That said, avail C: Cervelli, Rupp, Hundley, Barnhart, Salty, Ianetta, Castro, Montero, McCann(DET)

As a side note, Park’s hit 8HR in the last 10 games (dating back to 7/18) including 3 last night. He also set the record for the most HR in Korea in back to back seasons at over 50. When asked by Molitor earlier in the season how he dealt with slumps in Korea, he replied, I never slumped in Korea. He just dominated. Badass.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Pssshaw

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
6 years ago

Oh heyyyyyy Grey,

Couple questions.

1) Why all the jitters about Skaggs pitching against Boston? Guy looks F’ing legit, SoN likes it, and I learned from YOU to put trust in the SPs I intend to keep on my roster. I’m about 90% I am going to start him (well, it’s also an emotional move because my pitching is a damned mess and I need a savior).

2) Closer Carousel: I’m holding four handcuffs right now ahead of the trade deadline: Thornburg, Debrosian, Barrett, and Dull. And friggin Kelley ends up being the guy I should have had. I know you don’t have a crystal ball, but now there are supposed rumors that KC might trade Davis? Should I drop any of the aforementioned ‘cuffs for Herrera??

Love yas!!!!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Sportive Tricks
6 years ago

@Sportive Tricks: I like Debrosian. Can we please call him this from now on? I can’t formulate a good reason why. Just makes me laugh.

1) Start him if you have to… The jitters have to do with the fact that the Sox have been mashing all year and we only have one start to base an opinion about Skaggs on. I say you start him, sounds like you have the testicular fortitude to do this with confidence. I’m benching him and will be giddy if he looks like the “savior” we both need.

2) Listen to Grey on this one. I think you have enough lottery tickets right now. One of these guys is gonna end up with the gig in short order. Herrera sounds like a good idea, but I can’t pick which one to drop. Best of luck bud!

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks:

Hahah. Oops oh the typo. I wasn’t honestly picturing the Delorean from Back to the Future when I did that!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: I’m picturing Ray Romano watching the LAA game, calling for his wife to make him a sandwich. Ray blankly stares at her for a minute… then the CBS laugh machine kicks in and we all change the channel.

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

1. Thank you.

2. Thank you.

3. Love ya!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: A couple days ago I asked you if you were sitting Skaggs @ BOS,I probably planted a seed of disinformation.I was going to mention it yesterday but didn’t get around to posting.Sorry for the stupid.

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

Would you use your last add of the week on Kelley, in light of the possibility the Nats pull the trigger on a trade? I have Chapman, Cishek, and Estevez, but wouldn’t mind one more closer.

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Who do you like better, Matz at home vs the Rockies or V.V. vs the Braves in Atlanta?

Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grassy Knoll Redding
6 years ago
Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks, JeF!

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Much appreciated. Yeah, it kinda feels like whichever one I start will ensure the other one throws a no-hitter.

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

The Twins jumbo tron situation last night was hilarious. Reporting Beltran to the Indians during the game, while an actual trade was consummated by the home town team. Also efff that fake Buster twitter dood. I wish that I could AOL/AIM warn him, instead of just blocking him. There was something about that warn feature that was rewarding/justifying.

phil
phil
6 years ago

Your thoughts on Kershaw coming back this year? And your thoughts on Kershaw for Next year?

Dr Y
Dr Y
6 years ago

10 team mixed h2h, is joc Pederson droppable? free agent outfielders include mazar, granderson, holliday, tomas, Reddick, gomez

Pederson seems replaceable to me at this point unless there is upside still in him going forward. I know he hasn’t had a hot streak yet

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Turner or Naquin?

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

@Robert: Turner

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Wellington Castillo, Gattis, Kurt Suzuki. Choose one for ROS please.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Robert
6 years ago

@Robert: Gattis I guess, but could easily be Beef

Charlie
Charlie
6 years ago

At what point do you drop Heyward in a 6×5 obp league?

My current outfield is Trout, Stanton, Mazara, Heyward, Belt, Just Dong Martinez

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

@Charlie: a month ago

BAC
BAC
6 years ago

5×5 OBP

I have the pitchers below. Who should I offer for T Turner?

T. Walker, Rodon, Hammel, Skaggs, Manaea, R. Hill, T. Anderson, Shoemaker, Matz

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Hello Grey, would you trade Justin Upton for Carlos Beltran? Thanks!

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

@Chris: In a non keeper i would

Phil Up Your Crevice
Phil Up Your Crevice
6 years ago

12 team Roto league, 7×7 (OPS & hits and holds & complete games)…should I trade Altuve, Arenado, Pedroia and Brad Brach for Odor, Machado, Ortiz, Bumgarner, and Osuna? I would lose Altuve and Arenado as keepers, and gain Machado and Odor as keepers (can’t keep the other players listed). I’m already in first by about 17 points, although 2nd place team has been gaining a bit, and could cut it close.

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
6 years ago

Need saves

Shawn Kelley or Kelvin Herrera ROS?

Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Boy Wonder
6 years ago

@Boy Wonder: Kelley for now..who knows ROS

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Billy Hamilton or Bautista for 2017 and 2018?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

ROTOWIRE’s first pun point of the year!

His [Chris Sale] relationship with the White Sox is clearly frayed…

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
6 years ago

Way to save the money shot for the Fister blurb!

Weekly 10×10 H2H, can only start 2 RP, with another 2 on the bench. Would you add Kelley over Cingrani or Betances (my 2 bench RP most weeks)? Holds don’t count. Was kinda hoping to hold Betances in case Miller gets traded too, but Kelley will be gone within a couple hours.

Jack florida
Jack florida
6 years ago

Sorry just noticed it is in ny

Jack florida
Jack florida
6 years ago

Start matz in colorado?
Thanks

TBone
TBone
6 years ago

6×6 wkly H2H w/ OBP, SLG & W-L, QS, K/9

Would you deal a Napoli rental to a fellow contender for 2 yrs of Franco at value?
Have Rendon manning 3rd and Votto, Carlos Santana manning 1B & DH.
Thinking yes despite helping someone I’m battling against.

Dr Y
Dr Y
6 years ago

10 mixed h2h, drop dozier for turner?

bigbear
bigbear
6 years ago

Been mulling Trea Turner in a 12 team H2H… I’m not hurting for speed, but 2B has been a sink hole for me this year….
Is Trea worth rostering over any of these doodes:
Baez -like the flexibility and upside. Wished he had more play time.
Dee Gordon – Currently benched until he ramps up. PED hangover?
Bregman – Currently benched until he adjusts to MLB.
Hamilton – now manning CF.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
6 years ago

“Doinggggg” like a spring door stop.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Now that we got the sound of a metal boner settled…On the real, I’m a seller at the deadline in my 10-Team, H2H, 6×6, keeper league and have been proposed both Lindor (21) and Bogaerts (23). I’m leaning Bogaerts, but am undecided. What are your thoughts (OBP/SLG are categories)? Happy Friday!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Double Doinggggg! Thanks.

Mr.A
Mr.A
6 years ago

Goldschmidt, Herrera, mondesi, gyorko, maybin, arcia, santana for kipnis, ozuna, polanco, stras, and darvish.

This was a trade I was offered, I’d be getting goldschmidt.

Yay or nay?

Slumpdog
Slumpdog
6 years ago

Hernan Perez or Joey gallo?

I guess I’m looking for an all around player, not just power but I do play in a keeper league. I don’t plan on having Gallo be a keeper and I’m just trying to win it all this year. I’m league average in the stolen base department so tjat makes me want to go Perez. My current OF right now is: trout/HARPER/Chris Davis/nelson Cruz/ Joey gallo.

Thanks.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Slumpdog
6 years ago

@Slumpdog: Jesus, you’re OF is ridiculous… Grab Perez for SAGNOG, then move on to the next guy for SBs if he stops running. I don’t think you need Power bud

Milarky
Milarky
6 years ago

I know there still time between now and the end of the year, but any guesses on where you think you’ll have Springer ranked in comparison to Polanco? I’m trying to decide if it’s worth putting a package offer out there to give Polanco + to get Springer. I have nothing to play for this year.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

In Familia’s defense it started of with a weak seeing eye single up the middle. After a walk (not good) there was a bunt single that looked like it was going foul which would’ve been a foul out but Rivera tried to make a play. Also, an error by Loney in the inning.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: Yep. Error by Lonely on a tough 3-6-3 DP. Failed to get the out at 2B, then all hell broke loose.

Cheers,
Ante

Adam P.
Adam P.
6 years ago

I’m still chasing that dragon called SAGNOF….I’ve added Dee Gordon, Jankowski, and now Trea Turner to my team in hopes of adding a bunch of steals. I’m in 2nd last place in that category, and +20 extra steals right now would gain me 6 points in my roto league. LET’S GET RUNNING GUYS!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Adam P.
6 years ago

@Adam P.: sounds like me dude. almost exactly. dropped jank tho for deshields and they both have sucked since. I am thinking of dropping deshizz for Hernan this week if he keeps going 0-fer, grey what you think?

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
6 years ago

What’s up Grey

Last day at the office job for me as I’m heading to grad school. These blogs really have been the coffee that powers me through the dull mornings in the cubes so thanks!

Anyways heard a pretty funny story about Joey Votto in San Francisco the other night. Apparently a kid sitting near the visiting dugout called out to him and asked if he could have his batting gloves. Votto turned and told him, “You’re sitting in the front row, you’re elite. This aint Make A Wish”. Adding on to the legend that is Joey Votto being a villain in opposing ballparks

Bauerdpeed17
Bauerdpeed17
6 years ago

I need steals. Would you trade story for Eduardo Nunez?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Bauerdpeed17
6 years ago

@Bauerdpeed17: No! Work the wire instead. Is Nunez gonna play everyday over Panik? Probably. But I’m not gonna sell of Story just to find out… SAGNOF!! I’d bet there are guys on the wire right now in your league that have more SBs than Nunez in Aug/Sept.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Hello Grey,

Morning!

Does Blake Snell have an inning limit?

thanks!

Stephen
Stephen
6 years ago

Was just offered Cueto for Duvall and Robertson or Duvall and waino. I kinda have to do it right? Which one? Thanks

dude
dude
6 years ago

Who do you like ROS and who do you like most as a keeper(if different), and why? Have a decision to make on which one to take in a keeper league, but also need help this year.

Players I could acquire;
Alex Dickerson
Tyler Naquin
Max Kepler
Aaron Atherr

Alex
Alex
Reply to  dude
6 years ago

@dude: I think Naquin is your help this year.. I’ve rostered each of these guys in the past week and I’m once again conflicted, as I just dropped Dickerson for Altherr. Then Kepler has a day and I regret dropping home.

Reason I settled for Altherr and because I need some SBs, and he looks like he has the best chance to give me some.

6 wins in SB
6 wins in SB
6 years ago

Deep NL only HR R OBP Total bases who is a buy low power option?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  6 wins in SB
6 years ago

@6 wins in SB: Joc Pederson, Brandon Belt.

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Okay okay okay. Nola is gone!

The Night Of is in! So good.

trigger cut
trigger cut
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Yeah, I just purged Nola from four rosters. Felt great. Shoulda done that a lonnnng time ago!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: It looks stressful is it good?

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
6 years ago

Would you drop Giolito at this point for Shawn Kelley?
My pitchers:
P Sam Dyson
P Corey Kluber
P Jon Lester
P Noah Syndergaard
P Josh Tomlin
P Vince Velasquez
P Justin Verlander
P Lucas Giolito
P Tyler Skaggs
P Blake Snell
P Taijuan Walker

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Philsfan76
6 years ago

@Philsfan76: You have one closer. Are you last in saves to the point a 2nd closer wouldn’t help you anyway? Or is this H2H? I’d drop him then. Unless this is a keeper? So many questions!

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: ha, sorry. it’s a h2h points league. 4 keepers. i will not likely keep an unproven Giolito, but don’t want to miss out on some good rookie nookie if he rights the ship. i drafted him and have been sitting on him all year….

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Philsfan76
6 years ago

@Philsfan76: I’d keep Gio..Who knows what Dusty will do with the closing position, plus i never use closers in H2H..

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Philsfan76
6 years ago

@Philsfan76: I don’t think Gio will be very useful this year, if he pitches. At the same time, I probably would’ve punted saves by now and go all starters in your position. Either move would be dependent on the context of your standing in the league. But that’s me.

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
Reply to  Philsfan76
6 years ago

@Philsfan76:
Thanks to all for your feedback and enjoy your weekends!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

Cashner to the Marlins, still waiting on details of what they’re trading. Knowing Preller it’s probably Giancarlo lol

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Looks like Rea too, and Naylor and others going the other way

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Naylor is a nice get for the Friars.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Padres getting Naylor and Jared Cozart and maybe Luis Castillio..

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Capps?

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: HA! The Pra-Preller Padres strike again. Dude they are building an absurd farm system.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Great Work Grey!

14 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

My Taillon for Trea Turner? what do you think?

Thanks man and have a good weekend!

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

@RicoSuave: Turner

danny almonte
danny almonte
6 years ago

Thoughts on Gausman @ Tor?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!