The election for the Sons of Sam Horn government would be an ever-evolving oligarchy. David Ortiz (1-for-3) would be the honorary Papi emeritus, Dustin Pedroia would be the Secretary of Sparky Anklebiters, Alejandro De Aza (2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs) would be a stunt double in case of an assassination attempt, Pablo Sandoval (2-for-4, 2 runs) would be the ambassador to the International House of Pancakes, Wade Miley (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.88) would be in charge of the Armed Farces and the election for president would be a popularity contest between Brock Holt (4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .309, as he hit for the cycle) and Mookie Betts (3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) after Jackie Bradley Jr. was told to take a walk. For a half season last year, Holt hit .327 with three homers and six steals. So, he’s done this over an extended period of time before, and yesterday was the first day the Red Sox really have looked themselves all year, so I highly doubt Holt will fall much lower than the two hole in the lineup any time soon. If he’s available in your league, I’d definitely grab him. Brock Holt! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Dustin Pedroia – His knees checked out okay after undergoing a full evaluation. This is how I picture Pedroia being examined on a doctor’s table.
Hanley Ramirez – Sat out yesterday with a sore back. The irony is that it happened while he was reclining in a Lazy Boy.
Julio Teheran – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.07 or it might be down to 5.07. When it’s that high, I have no idea. I also don’t know why you’re still holding him. Something’s wrong. Perhaps this is Teheran’s payback for Shock & Awe. Rudy talked about Teheran’s problems in the preseason on pitchers to avoid. The Iron Sheik would even say Teheran’s ptooey.
Juan Uribe – 3-for-4, 1 run. Three days in a row now I’ve said Uribe’s a hot schmotato. You waiting until he’s no longer hitting to pick him up?
Carlos Gomez – MRI showed no damage on his hip, but he’s likely to miss a few games. Brewers manager Craig Counsel, who looks like Yelich’s younger brother, said, “The goal, I guess, is to get Carlos at 100 percent.” If he’s guessing at that, Counsel sounds like he needs counsel.
Matt Dominguez – Brewers claimed him off of waivers. For the next month, he will follow Aramis around as his understudy in the lead role in Rent (This Player).”
Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Oh, you best believe I am cyclopsing him.
Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, but limped off the field after making a great catch, because I can’t have anything nice. He was just getting hot, Fantasy Gods, please!
Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Moistasskiss!
Chris Young – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.98. The Royals are definitely getting their money’s worth for investing in a convertible team bus.
Ender Inciarte – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring. The Diamondbacks called up Danny Dorn (2-for-4), instead of O’Brien and his fabulous hurricanes. I’d like to kiss Dorn on the mouth with poisonous lips!
Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.59. Is it too late to buy him low? Aw, give it a shot, won’t you? I’m so encouraging. Like your dad, in reverse.
David Freese – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Wanna feel depressed? Good, me too. On our Player Rater, Freese has been more valuable than other 3B like Bogaerts, Santana, Headley, Beltre, Zimmerman and Sandoval. I’m now going to pop my head in the oven.
Nathan Eovaldi – 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 5.12. Eovaldi more like Oyveydi.
Jacoby Ellsbury – Not expected back this month. I do appreciate that he only has one of these updates per month. Makes my life easier.
Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .444. Well, brucely, all Marlins got hits yesterday, but Dietrich has two solid games in a row and was inserted in the top of the order yesterday. Hot schmotato with maybe more coming.
Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer. I told the TV if he hits a homer and immediately drops the bat, that means he loves me. Well, I don’t want to brag or anything, but we’re gonna have babies.
Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 3 runs. He’s raised his average eighteen points in the last six games. Yup.
David Phelps – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.96. If you throw out a start in Coors, where you wouldn’t have started Phelps anyway, his ERA on the year is 2.88. Fo’serious.
Adam Jones – Orioles scored 19 runs and Jones sat out with a sore shoulder. Holy sit!
Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (12, 13) as the Orioles hit 8 homers yesterday. The Orioles got to Jerome Williams (2/3 IP, 6 ER) early and often yesterday because Jerome Williams. You know how most Jeromes go by Jerry? Williams goes by Grody. ‘Nuff said. As for Machado, well, Grody Williams was replaced by Dustin McGowan (3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 5 HRs allowed), i.e., Dusty McGrody!
Jimmy Paredes – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Well, yeah, Dusty McGrody, but Paredes is such a peculiar riddle inside a fortune cookie that reads, “Person with scratchy rear wakes with smelly finger.” Paredes really hasn’t shown much power in the minors, but not having Paredes on any of my teams makes me look at Paredes like Ed from The Naked Gun.
David Lough – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Have I mentioned the Grody Bros?
Chris Parmelee – 4-for-6, 3 runs and his 1st and 2nd homers. Not much here with Parmelee, unless you like delicious cheese!
Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Phils at home. Um, yeah. I’d start anyone vs. the Phils while they are on the road.
Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Oh, man, just when I thought we were about to get back Prospect Mike from his haze of inappropriate daydreams.
Chi Chi Gonzalez – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.90 vs. Brett Anderson 8 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43. This goes for a lot of pitchers. Just because guys are pitching well, according to their ERA, it doesn’t mean I’d own them. You don’t need to own everyone, ya know? Any the hoo! I mention this now because I wouldn’t own either of these guys outside of deep leagues.
Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Uh-oh, Chirinos!
Alex Colome – 2 IP, 6 ER. Yesterday, guys and five girl readers, was not a day to stream.
Doug Fister – Cover your holes, Fister’s returning on Thursday!
Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Could be his last or second to last start in the rotation, unless he can avoid being spotted in the clubhouse. Tanner, hide!
Bryce Harper – 3-for-3 and his 22nd homer, hitting .346. If you didn’t have at least two homers on your fantasy team yesterday, I’m sorry.
Clint Robinson – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He’s the Nationals strong side of their 1st base platoon, but he’s less Clint Eastwood and more Clint Howard.
Danny Espinosa – 5-for-5, 3 runs. Wanna know how strange yesterday was for offense? Espinosa hit five singles. He had five singles all month prior.
Wilson Ramos – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (6, 7). Honestly, yesterday was such an insane day for homers that I almost feel like you have to throw the entire day out and not count it towards players getting hot, because everyone can’t be hot. Two homers in one game does go a long way towards a hot schmotato, so Ramos could finally be coming out of his season-long dreck.
Hunter Pence – Will need to wear a wrist splint for five to seven days. The seriousness of the injury hit The Gangly Manbird when he couldn’t swing a bat or flap himself three feet off the ground to change a light bulb. Shizz just got real!
Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. Duffy and Joe Panik (1-for-3) have a little home run hitting contest of their own going on. They both hit their fifth in the same game, then, a few days later, Panik went for six. Few days after that, Duffy said, “Your voice will seize, so please, stay off my back. Or I will attack and you don’t want that. I got the power.” Ball’s back in your court, Panik.
Tim Lincecum – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.31. The Freak on fleek.
J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.79. Total streamer, and Stream-o-Nator says James Astroburger Happ is a start next time out and I agree.
Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .237. Better at MI: Miller or Desmond? Ouch with that answer, right? I mean, ouch. I’m partially to blame for you owning Desmond, but I also told you to sell him about a month ago, so you need to be more proactive like Cameron Diaz’s face.
Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.22. Something I mention from time to time when it’s relevant is what percentage a pitcher’s baserunners are walks. Bauer’s is important because his control is just flaky. His walk rate is actually worse this year than last when he had a 4.18 ERA. In short, he could get tented and bombed out at any moment.
Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .224. He reminds me of Jay Bruce in that every preseason there’s talk of him hitting for a better average, and every year we get Tony Gwynn’s dyslexic son, Ynot Swing.
Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal. When I said the other day, he reminds me of Elvis Andrus or Alcides Escobar, there was one thing I didn’t mention. Elvis and Escobar could steal 45 bases. They’re just not doing it. Doesn’t mean Lindor won’t.
Devon Travis – Begins rehab assignment and could return this weekend. Member when he was a thing? Yeah, me neither! Kidding, yeah, I’d grab him now if someone dropped him while he was injured.
Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.32. Matt, Schmatt, where’s Matz?!
Bobby Parnell – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save. This proves that Parnell is the setup man for Jeurys and that Terry Collins took Joe Torre’s adult education winter course of Middle Reliever Management: You Wanna Count Innings Or World Championship Rings?
Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting near-.350 in the last week with two homers in the last ten games and a hit in nine of ten games and one steal. And that’s how you count to Juan.
Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.45, ERA on the year in Petco is 4.12. This year the value of Cash starting in Petco has depreciated as much as cash.
Melvin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd steal as he leadoff with Venable benched. Ugh, this screams of a move that’s just trying to ‘shake things up.’ Hopefully, since the Padres still lost, new Padres manager, Pat Murphy, will stop trying goofy “Hey look, guys, I’m not Bud Black” moves.
Austin Hedges – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .107. He’s just the backup catcher, or as he should be known, Benches & Hedges.
Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .246. It feels like only yesterday he was promising people a 50/50 season while showing up around LA with Rihanna on his arm. Now, he’s on pace for an 8-homer season and he was last seen with a girl in a visor that read, Cluck U.
Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and a hit in six of his last seven games. My dislike of Zobrist has been made clear, but he is hitting and hot schmotato’ing and even I’d pick him up while he’s seeing the ball well.
Victor Martinez – Could be activated this weekend. That puts his next DL stint at about July 7th.
Jay Bruce – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer. 25 homers and a .230 average. That’s what you’re hoping for.
Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and two solo homers, his 19th and 20th. I liked Frazier a lot going into last year, but, even I have to say, Frazier is going well above and beyond anything I foresaw coming.
Anthony Gose – 2-for-4, 1 run. No steals yesterday, but he did start stealing this week, and I would grab him if I was longing for the Gose that laid the golden SAGNOF!
Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 1 run and two steals (12, 13). Damn, is he having the best season of all-time? Okay, small exaggeration, but I’m loving me some Marte this year! Give me, give me, Marte! Give me, give me, Marte! I’m shaking my tush while I say that. You’re welcome for the visual.
Sean Rodriguez – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (2). He gets starts all over the field, and yesterday was at first. Sean-Rod is like bringing a Swiss Army knife to a gunfight and pulling out a corkscrew.
Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA 1.62. Basically, the only pitcher to do well yesterday. Morton’s lack of Ks does so nothing for me that I wouldn’t pick him up, but if you’re hurting for ratios, obviously he’s in the zone like eyebrows on Cara Delevingne.
Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. I sound like a broken record at this point…I sound like a broken record at this point…I sound– Sorry, but when Coors gets hot this summer, I want every Rockies hitter.
Vincent Velasquez – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks. So much to like…So much not to like. Seven Ks — Wee! Making the Rockies hitters in an away game look like they’re in Coors — Bleh! He almost got through five innings — Wee-Bey in prison! Stream-o-Nator never likes rookie starters, and actually liked this start because it just loves everything about the Rockies on the road, and it doesn’t like Velasquez’s next start. You need to weigh your options, but I could see moving on in some leagues.
Hank Conger – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .222. So, my love for Conger this preseason remains as much a mystery as anyone’s love for congee, but it’s not like he’s been worse than Jason Castro. When I started that sentence, I was expecting to get to the end, justifying my love for Conger, but ‘no worse than Jason Castro’ doesn’t exactly walk the dog.
Domingo Santana – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal as he replaces Rasmus, who’s on the bereavement list. Seems a little early in the week for Domingo. High five, my Latino friends! High five, esse, I wasn’t making a gang sign! I grabbed Domingo in one league, because he’ll be in Coors for two days. It’s just that simple.
Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers, 15th and 16th, and has three homers in three games, and goes to Coors today and what are you waiting for?! Grab him!
Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.33. With this game in St. Louis, thankfully Gibson didn’t try to pull a Rachel Dolezal. Because of Bob Gibson! Not because of the 99.99% white fan base! C’mon!
Kevin Siegrist – Got another save yesterday as Trevor Rosenthal continues to have a ‘knot in his biceps.’ Cardinals have said Rosenthal won’t need the DL, and if I had a nickel for every time I heard that and the pitcher then went to the DL, I’d have like a buck-sixty and could buy myself a house in Detroit. I’m absolutely stashing Siegrist in every league.
Michael Wacha – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.48. The Regression Fairies are obviously afraid of going into Busch.
Lance Lynn – Played catch yesterday. He did it with his estranged uncle while Sister Sledge’s We Are Family played from a boombox held by Pete Kozma. It was a poignant moment.
Cardinals – Allegedly, the Cards hacked the Astros for proprietary statistics, scouting reports and photos of Altuve with Bridget the Midget.
Goldie/Addy/Correa/Gallo…AND Frazier!! I’m clownin’ Grey! I’m clownin’ dawg!!
Goin’ in on Ervin Santana…he’s certainly been resting right? Also, Sano’s coming? It’s the Minnesota Astros!! Haha…no but really some great stuff happening. The youth invasion is real (esp. with position players)
Todd Frazier is the greatest.
trade Tulo for Frazier and Desmond. Pretty happy with that one haha.
Was offered Wacha and a 7th round pick for Marte and a 29th rounder by a Pirates fan in my league. Obvious yes, right? I’m a huuuuge Marte fan and this is tough for me.
@Sam: I hear that…but that pick differential is completely insane right? I mean if you’re in a league with upwards of 29 rounds, you essentially are giving up a pick of no significance for a starter…so kinda figure out the caliber you can get in the 7th and compare him and Wacha for Marte…I’m thinking yes (I’m a fan too)
yeah the pick is the thing that’s got me. We have a 30 round draft so I’m giving up my last pick (already dealt my 30th round pick too) for, like you said, a starter. And it’s a small league (8 teams) so I’m gonna get someone very good.
I just love Marte. But there’s no way I can turn this down.
Good thing the Padres got rid of Bud Black.. They’d really be getting their asses handed to them tonight…
16 team ROTO, any hope for Pearce, Melky, Napoli, Guerrero? Talk about frustrating! Which to drop for a possible Sano call up?
LeMahieu for Dan Haren? Or is LeMahieu for real…
I’ve got DTrav and Dmurphy coming off DL soon.
Is Haren just a streamer in 10 teamer H2H league with uber deep pitching? (OPS,W,K,ERA,WHIP,S)
WTF was axford in that game anyway, at least i’m also playing against bumgarner in one same axford league (for money), it’s not like COL doesn’t have a whole host of mediocre or worse RP to choose from when down 3. wish i was playing against kershaw rather though. damn gallo benching due to playing him.
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: he wasn’t supposed to have a .47 ERA of course, esp in COL, but why can’t those 2 runs come when i (or COL) could’ve gotten a save out of it. better than getting a loss if he came in in a tie game i guess.
Should Hechavarria be owned in leagues?
@Prime_Time_Players: i would in 16 teams and up.
how do I see people I haven’t seen before, are they adding people in as they go along?
Haha…Not watching until later, after the roundup…
That’s exactly how I’ve felt at the beginning of every episode though
@Grey: oh god, I’ll stop then, but seriously I’m having a meltdown yelling at the TV
this staff H2H with 3 moves left for week (grabbed morton and matz with first two). turn which guy into a streamer? 14 team league (really a 12 with really deep benches)
morton (he will get grabbed with his ERA/WHIP so far)/price/c.anderson/fiers/hammel/liriano/burnett/a.wood/hahn/thor/hendricks. or i could drop paxton, slide v-mart back into DL slot and stream that spot. paxton doesn’t seem like he’s back soon. He’ll probably get stashed by somebody (most teams have a lot of good DL guys already though). Fiers has been added another time by me already having dropped him. best streamers out there are W.Perez/sports bureau/gibson/locke/miley/porcello/graveman/wada/vogelsong.
Drop Pax, move V-Mart into DL…I’d likely go Wada, but I’d look at matchups
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to cut one of panik, murphy and jace? who to drop?
i see you mentioned above k-rob is hurt, but i’ve never seen any news about this and can’t find any now that i’m looking for it?
David Robertson? He’s been hurt for weeks
@Grey: i hadn’t noticed, he had a couple of bad outings, but also since those, it’s been 7 innings with a whip of .43 (no walks in there), 10-0 K to BB rate, ERA of zero.
@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and i simply can’t find any news indicating it’s an ongoing injury as “david robertson injury news” googled comes up with nothing, nor anything in rotoworld.
Who do you like better ROS… Cole or Price?
@Grey: any chance schwarma (cubs c) sticks after interleague? if not, when do you think he gets the call to come back?
Only if he gets four hits in every game would be my guess, but worth a flyer for now
I was offered Rendon, Arenado, Pederson, Cole for Stanton in an OBP keep forever league. That’s a lot for one guy… But it’s Stanton. And the catch is, I’d only be able to keep one of those guys for next year so I hurt my keepers a lot going from Stanton to Arenado.
Should I pull the trigger?
As long-term keepers, would you rank them Joc, Betts, Polanco, Heyward?
should i trade jacob de grom for tulo (i get tulo)? its a standard 5×5 Y! re-draft league where my current SS is starlin castro and my other pitchers are cole, hammell, chase anderson, carlos martinez, jamie garcia, & tyson ross. the rest of my offense is meh (posey, rizzo, cano, panda, gordon, heyward, marte, gallo, & buxton).
It’s fair, sure
bad fiers back tonight, 3 walks and at least 3 wild pitches, and what’s worse from early in year when he’d go bad, low K’s this time too.
@Grey: SON did hate it though, but absolutely loves the next one, with an over 24 rating. i did bench him in one spot where i didn’t need the innings.
Make either deal in a keeper league:
Betts, Buxton, Carrasco and W. Davis for Scherzer and Altuve
Betts and W. Davis for Altuve
Better chance for getting the closer job Giles or Osuna?
Icarlos goes yard again!
Wow! Crazy…. Giles
MI question. Points.
Jace, Gennett, or Lindor?
@Chicken Dinner: Ha! looked up and down for it. Now I see it. Thanx.
Need to replace Myers in util spot. My choices: Moreland, Holt, Pablo, LeMahiau?
@Grey: thank you
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. fowler, gose or holt?
Fowler, likely toss up
Grey, would you take Bruce, Burns or Pillar for ros?
how the hell does a guy (blanks) have double achilles tendonitis, AND with less than hour till gametime only get scratched. You could barely move with double achilles tendonitis. I got bit by a dog two years ago (at the exact same time ortiz, who was my MVP on my biggest money league team, also had AT), and i couldn’t run anywhere for weeks.
with this STL hacking job, if they didn’t use actual illegal hackers, and i’m reading it’s most likely one of Luhnow’s underlings that he brought with him/her might just have been stupid enough to simply not change his passwords when he/she moved to HOU with Luhnow, and if that’s true, they deserve everything they got. If it was illegal actual hacking i’m gonna love to hear about just how it got traced back to a specific team. If so, it’s the worse cheating scandal ever, way worse than the kind of b.s. God dell in NFL has ever tried to come up to make himself look like he cares about fair play.
Agreed, be interesting to hear what exactly the Cards were able to get from them
@Grey: and who did it, and how (unless it was something as stupid as leaving your password on your previous employers computer, and not changing it with your new team). I wonder if we’ll ever hear about the what (exactly what)
Or making your password, “GoAstros!”
Ozuna or Yelich in a keeper league?
@Grey: Thank you! How about Souza tonight? Bunted inside-the- parker like a boss!! Ozuna or Tomás?
@Grey: I’m sorry, meant Ozuna, Avisail, or Tomás? Choose 2 (keeper)
Coorsrea! Doesnt have quite the same ring i was anticipating…
Hi Grey! in first place in 20 Teamer!! THANK YOU!! Looking for SS…would you trade Heston for Holt? Thanks!
I’d take Holt
Jace, Lindor or Gennet at MI in a points league?
Jace works for me too
How big do your stones have to be if you start McHugh at Coors tomorrow?
He hasn’t pitched well outside of Coors, don’t think it makes any sense to start him there
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sp help. my mcgee for j garcia? have closers to spare…
I’d take Garcia
Drop montero (sitting out today sore back) for another catcher hasn’t done anything for me this week except make my avg/obp better do i hold and hope for a big weekend vs the twins
In a 14 Team 7×7 with OPS, Hits, HLDS, QS
Denard Span and Darren O’Day for Ben Revere and Eduardo Rodriguez
got a deal in 20 man keep 7-9 players. for each player less than 9 you keep you get a pick supplementally before standard draft begins based on your standing from previous year . i’m in 8-12th place and probably not likely to win this year. roto. OPS/XBH/holds/QS added.
OF jones/red dick/cargo 1
SP (low innings cap of 1250)- e-rod/fiers/buchholez/annabelle/j-zimm/kazmir and chafin in SP slot for holds
Proposed deal was opp’s ahmed/tucker/puig/mesoraco for my vogt/ziegler/tolleson/segura.
I don’t want to lose segura and now we have this in place
1. my ziegler/tolleson/desmond/vogt for mesoraco/puig/realmuto. Is this good or too much? My team probably isn’t winning this year (when i took it over around 5 weeks ago it had the worst pitching i’ve ever seen, and is still bottom 2 in ERA/WHIP)
2. he also is interested in my cargo 1, and says he’d add mostly anybody not named stanton/arenado for cargo 1. should i add cargo 1 to that deal to get any of hosmer/betts/greinke/marte/tucker?
I agree with Mike
@Grey: thanks, see Maikel (new name, oh wait it’s gone now) got it.
At what point is Ellsbury cheap enough for you to trade for? A couple of mid/lower-tier closers too much if you’ve still got a few closers left and need steals/average? Or does his “not healing as fast as expected” scare you off of him completely?
I’d trade one mid-tier closer for him and pray, he doesn’t sound great
Need a streamer for friday
Garret Jones vs Simon $34
Aramis ramirez vs Jorge de la Rosa $30
Or start souza vs Carrasco over those two
Safe to pitch Santiago in AZ tonight?
In a keep forever league who is the better keeper; Rizzo or Marte?
Thanks; what do you think of this deal … his Marte and Fielder for my Rizzo, Myers and 2nd or 3rd round pick (we keep 6 so it’s like a 8th or 9th rounder). Marte would replace Myers in my starting lineup (currently starting Jay Bruce) and Fielder would replace Rizzo as my utiltiy (currently have Goldy at 1b and Bryant at 3b. Is this a deal I should entertain?
Hey Grey, time to let go of Jepsen, now that McGee is looking established as the closer?
Drop A guerro for Jace?
@Dommattingly: Alex Guerrero that is
Hi Mr. Grey,
In a redraft league, is Dickerson droppable? No DL and burning a hole on my bench… Please justify my drop or tell me I’m crazy to let him go! (Oh the Drama!)
Thank you in advance
Yeah, you can lose him
Do Chase Anderson, Kyle Hendricks, Mat Latos, Gausman, Robbie Ray fit in anywhere to my staff and for who?
10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 categories and pitching is very deep in this league…
SP: Pineda, Arrieta, Cole, Carrasco, Vince Velasquez, Richards, Rodon, Yordano, McCullers,
Robbie, Anderson over Rodon and Velasquez
Dickerson back on the DL…barely was off the lineup card for tonight and BOOM back to 15 day DL. So much for my dreams of him getting DH eligibility for next year for my points league…at this rate he’ll be lucky to play enough to qualify for LF haha
who off the wire to fill the OF void in my H2h roto incl Avg/OPS while Dickerson heads to the DL slot: Coghlan or Holt? Thanks!
@JimmyBond: or Rosario, for the 8 game Coors homestand, though I have been messed around by the Paulsen/Rosario switching for 1B, I seem to be on the losing end of that whoever I have on the roster!
Nah, forget the Roasrio nonsense, even though I am streaming him tonight
@JimmyBond: fair enough…I still have Paulsen on that roto roster from last time around playing the ‘1B at Coors’ thesis which sure didn’t work out during that homestand…would you drop him for Coghlan?
@Grey: last q on this topic, really feel like I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel when Paulsen is a hold haha-
Brandon Barnes or Holt? Barnes should see more play time with Dickerson out. Seems like a battle of the ‘no power’ bottom rung OF candidates. One has Coors, the other is eligible practically every position. Thanks!
12 team H2h points league with shallow hitting and K’s -1. if you were to carry 1 bench bat, would you drop Span or Heyward to add Holt?
Thanks, Grey! One more question, Buc or Tyson Ross ros?
Ross, likely coin flip
Haven’t been on much last few days, had a kid Saturday.
But, now that I have a breather, I did want to drop in an “I told you so” regarding Bud Black firing and Pat Murphy’s hiring, from when they wouldn’t release him to go to the Brewers.
Also Gyorko has Homered at AAA! He’s also 2 for 19.
Having a kid is no excuse for being lax in the Razzball comments. Congrats, though, anyway… I hope you named your kid Great Knoche 2 or Gyorko.
@Grey: Middle initial J, but it doesn’t stand for Jedd, and definitely doesn’t stand for Jack.
Haha…Should’ve went with “First name”-Full Of Hate “Last name”
@Grey: Perhaps “full of hugs”. Seems more appropriate for both baby, and maybe someday, SkunkBeard.
Hey, Grey! Billy Burns or Lemarhieu ros? Thanks!
Souza vs zim
Pablo vs wood
Polanco vs Danks
ROS Jace Peterson or Brock Holt?
Jace, pretty much coin flip
You like souza vs Zimmerman or Hamilton vs price
Stash Jorge Soler or Devon Travis on the DL? Then Drop One.
Currently in 1st place of 12 team H2H Roto.
7×7 (Runs, 2B, HR, RBI, Steals, Strikeouts, Average)
C Lucroy, Perez
OF Jones, Betts, Tomas,
Uti Franco, Morales
Bench Brock Holt, Torii Hunter Salvador Perez
start OZUNA at Nyy vs pineda
or souza at WASH vs zimmerman
ROS Colabello or Moreland
Thanks, as always!
Who would you stream colabella vs Wright and whoever they replace Chen with or brandon Moss vs karns and erasmo ramirez
Hey Grey… What about Correa instead of Buxton, Colon or McCullers ( whatever you prefer) and either Hammel, Lackey, Chi Chi or Colon and McCullers for Trout? I’m losing bad and have really good batting but Trout sure isn’t saving my team right now cause my team as a whole isn’t scoring a lot of points.. I have some good pitching but little.. In a 10 team out of the 12 pitchers i own I still have Frias, Hahn, Fiers and still holding Velasquez. There’s nobody out there cause every team holds 11 – 12 pitchers too. I can’t hold these guys and the streaming has been horrible on the SON lately cause all the pitchers that aren’t owned are in or almost in the negative $ column.. What do you think buddy??
@Frank White: You can get a couple of ACES or STUD bats for Trout! Do not trade Trout for a bunch of crap..
@Frank White: Post a message on you league board that says, Trout is up for trade and tell them you want stars not crap, and see what offers you get..
I can get one star but It’s a pitchers league.. I’d rather 2 good pitchers and plus Correa is a great batter. I know he’s a rookie but Colon has more points in my league then Trout.. Plus i’m getting more.. You still wouldn’y do it?? If you would or not then what pitchers would you take out of those?? Just tell me that please cause i’m sinking with horrible pitching. I’d rather the bundle then grabbing Kershaw from him
You would NEVER give 2 Aces for a Bat.. That’s insane.. Even if it was Babe Ruth.. You can stream hot bats all day but with horrible pitchers on the wire i’m gonna lose another week.. I’m in last place but tied record up to 7th place.. I’m at least 200 points away from the 9th place guy.. Trout isn’t gonna bring me out of this slump and nobody will give me more then 1 ace.. I tried
@Frank White: Is this a redraft..
@Frank White: Take Kershaw>>He will guarantee you all the pitching you…Don’t always go by ‘son”, do your own research, find sp’s on good teams that pitch well at home and use them at home and so on…You have to watch some guys pitch to get a feel if they are good or not..
post your team, and name the top 10 sp free agents and I’ll tell you what I would do.
Re draft 10 team H2H points.. Oh it’s a pitchers friendly league where pitchers get 20 points per win, 5 per QS, 1 per K and inning and only minus for -1 per BB And HR.. – 10 per loss..
DL – Ellsbury and Beltre
Frias _ Need to drop
RP – Soria I always have just one closer for an extra pitcher.. I’vE WOn a couple times like that but that’s besides the point.. Lol
I’m actually scared to hold onto Matz for 2 more weeks cause i NEED that extra pitcher but i would never drop him.. By the way, Thank for your help i really appreciate it.. I’m noy arguing your opinion but just discussing.. Lol You saw my record above right? I was in 5tH and theN lost 5 in a row to last, tied for 7th cause lack of points by a mile.. I’m so pissed cause i won last year and i didn’t get the draft text the day of and it was auto picked.. In this league pitching is very important and it didn’t give me a pitcher till the 9th round!! The Commish called me at that time then i picked,, Dude he’s an A – Hole cause i was THE FIRST PICK And when you get 2 picks in a row after that, you know he realized my 2 picks were taken in a blink of a second when usually you take your time a bit.. I can’t F’n believe that scumbag waited that long to call me!!
@Frank White: quit a league where your comish doesn’t tell you when the draft is, if this story really is that simple.
@Frank White: Frank, I am starting a dynasty league next season, if you want in let me know, quit this league, your commish is a joke..
@Frank White:This team is awful, you can trade Trout but no matter what you get you are not winning that league this year..I would keep Trout just because he is the best and not give him away to help another guy..come talk to me today on Grey’s today post..cheers mate..
12 team h2h points keeper league
Have Hanley but have been streaming some ss to get him in some OF slots and for when he is injured, which has been every other week lately… So…
Semien or segura ROS?
I was offered a dinged up Starsburgalor for my dinged up Adam Jones? thoughts?
I’d take Jones there, but it’s more or less fair
@Grey: I think I’ll take Stras, Marte goes into Jones spot.
OF would then be
Marte is U
Yeah, it’s fair enough
So I still have Heyward on my team, thinking he can turn it around, mostly he is riding my bench or in when guys have days off. Would you finally drop him like its hot, and maybe pick up Holt to replace and play every day, do you think Holt will play most every day now. 14 team, deep bench league.
I’d want Holt
trade joe smith for billy burns in 6×6 holds ops league?
Kyle Schwarber has been called up.
Schwarber is batting .320 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs for Tennessee.
“Regardless of how this week goes, Kyle will head to Triple-A (Iowa) after Sunday’s game,” Epstein said
Went over him yesterday
Made some deals lately and got closers back as part of them. As a result I have loads now, so if you needed to cut Ziegler to pickup a different position would you do it? Or do you think I could get something for him in a trade.
Try to trade
Trying to figure out what move to make to get Travis back on my team. I dropped and he’s still FA. Excited for him to get back in the 2 spot where reyes on base will force them to throw him more fastballs. He started having a tough time at lead off. So I have reddick and gallo that are expendible. If I have travis that will slide Harrison to util/floater. Would u drop either one of those guys or stick with what I have?
@scott steelers: I have frazier at 3rd
Drop Velasquez for any listed below?
@Grey: thank you brother!
so looks like I’m close to a deal receiving Stressburg and Semien for Syndergaard and a closer (of which I have 5, and saves are only 1 of 8 h2h cats).
I think Semien is an upgrade over my Addison Russell in OPS league. I feel like addison is too good to drop in 12 team so I guess he’d chill on my bench til whenever. What do you think?
@dom: Also whats up with Steven Pearce I never hear about him anymore. Qualifies MI and projects better OPS than both of those guys
He doesn’t play every day
Works for me
Cola vs Wright or garret Jones vs Simon
Chase A @LAA. Wandy @ LAD…….start em?
I traded my Carlos Correa ($5) and Steve Matz ($7) for Giancarlo Stanton ($58) and $4 2016 auction bucks. My team is built to win now. Good move?
@Elliot: To put that into perspective, we’ve got 10 teams and $350 auction budgets, can keep 7. Salaries go up $5 each year.
Hey grey, hope ur doing well buddy! I need to drop a SP, who is the drop from these players:
Thanks and happy Thursday!
You too! Bauer
Entertaining writeup again,
Anyway, the commish in my league has offered me A. Simon and Castillo for L. Cain. Not quite a chump dump but i don’t believe in Simon. Which side do you prefer?
I was gonna counter with an offer of Wacha and Cain for Schezer.
I’d want Cain, thanks!
@Chris: I’d make that offer, of Cain and Wacha for Max..
Fiers @ KC today – you starting?
The SON doesn’t like him but are you starting wood tonight?
@Grey: Alex Wood
Nah, I’d bench him
@Grey: I feel like he’s teetering on droppable
@Mitchell Freedman: you held him since back when he was actually bad and now that’s been at least above average consistenly since the start of may you want to drop him? again, like with every drop question ever for WHO? maybe. it’s the same thing if you ask a marriage expert if you should get married? wouldn’t to WHO be relevant?
In a keeper league is Buxton, Franco and either E. Rod or Hammel (all of whom can be kept late round) a fair offer for Felix Hernandez (who cannot be kept)? Thanks.
Does alcides not steal bases anymore?
I know, right?
AL only relatively deep league:
Melky Cabrera or Kendrys Morales ROS?
1-In a 10 teamer i dropped Yordano for Matz. Yordano has been a pain in the ass whole year and his hand issue gave me the reason i wanted to drop him to be honest. Now i have a very young group of pitchers…rodon, matz, velasquez, pineda, samard.., mccullers, archer, walker and to be honest i like them all and i am leading the league. Do you see anyone who could or should be dropped for Yordano? To be honest i for my one would like to stay put but i still wanted to know your opinion. I can not stream and i have 20 moves left for the rest of season so its not that much and i will need every single of them specially for the playoffs. What do you thing?
2- Romo or Siegrist for holds ROS? I own Romo and when Siegrist is not a clear upgrade, i would stay put due to reasons explained above.
Thanks a lot
1. Hold for now 2. Hold
Deep keeper question. Have Dilson on the DL even though he’s been active the past week. Have Seager, Franco, Bleb, and Longo. Bleb’s hitting and he’s way cheaper than Longo. Seager’s my starter, Franco’s my prospect (and cheap) and Bleb’s fat and infuriating, but comes with a good price. Here’s the question: is it dumb to drop Longo to activate Dilson? Can’t drop Cano because fascist ESPN wouldn’t allow it even if I’d reached that point. But is Dilson for Longo a decent keep? I’m not keeping Longo at his price any way, and there’s no way he reaches the numbers that warrant the price I paid for him.
I wouldn’t drop Longo
Holt or Avisail ROS?
@Nolan Arenado: Avisail
@J-FOH: Thanks guys!
In my weekly game of Russian roulette with the 2 pitchers I am soooooo glad I drafted it’s Alphabet soup at home versus the Pirates OR YoVe at home versus Boston…thoughts?
I am leaning towards Alphabet Soup but honestly choosing between these two guys is like being between a rock and falling off a cliff. Ugh.
@Grey: @Grey: Cool thanks Grey.
Have Correa, Bogaerts, Buxton on team, and moose is available on waivers.
Would you drop any of them for him?
Yo yo. OBP H2h league, ten teamer. What do you think of this trade? My squad:
With Nolan on the bench, I was proposed Dee Gordon straight up for Torenado. I love Noles, but I could use the steals. I have won SBs maybe twice all season. I am trying to counter and get Vogt out of the deal, but if I can’t pull that off, would the straight up swap still work? Gracias mi amor. Should I drop Abreu or Rizzo? (trying to get them BLAZING HOT)
Sounds like it works for you
Hosmer now has less homeruns than most any meaningful player in fantasy baseball.
I dropped him so everyone else get him in your lineup… I’ve waited over a month for him to go yard so now that I have dropped him he is guaranteed to hit a HR tonight.
Someone had to do it. Youre all welcome.
Good day hero….I have some serious pitching issues going on with a team and need your help….What’s your suggestions?? slim pickings on wire…. Personally, I’m not seeing anything.
Santana (for return)
Gonzalez (for return)
Drop McHugh for Ray…Smoke it!
Last week i traded for myers the next day he went back on the DL.the reason i made the move is bc i already own pence. its a 12 team mixed league and bats are getting scarce. should i move on from one or both, or drop a reliever(sv/hld) to plug the hole?
Thanks for your advice!