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 DominguezBrewers 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 JonesOrioles 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.

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Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

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)

Derrick
Derrick
7 years ago

Todd Frazier is the greatest.

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Derrick
7 years ago

trade Tulo for Frazier and Desmond. Pretty happy with that one haha.

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

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.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Sam
7 years ago

@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)

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

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.

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
7 years ago

Good thing the Padres got rid of Bud Black.. They’d really be getting their asses handed to them tonight…

stlcards02
stlcards02
7 years ago

16 team ROTO, any hope for Pearce, Melky, Napoli, Guerrero? Talk about frustrating! Which to drop for a possible Sano call up?

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

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)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

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
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

@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.

Prime_Time_Players
Prime_Time_Players
7 years ago

Should Hechavarria be owned in leagues?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Prime_Time_Players
7 years ago

@Prime_Time_Players: i would in 16 teams and up.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

how do I see people I haven’t seen before, are they adding people in as they go along?

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

@Grey: oh god, I’ll stop then, but seriously I’m having a meltdown yelling at the TV

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

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.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to cut one of panik, murphy and jace? who to drop?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

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?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@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
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@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.

Jonny Runs
Jonny Runs
7 years ago

Who do you like better ROS… Cole or Price?

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: any chance schwarma (cubs c) sticks after interleague? if not, when do you think he gets the call to come back?

Ritchie Rich
Ritchie Rich
7 years ago

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?

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

As long-term keepers, would you rank them Joc, Betts, Polanco, Heyward?

njs
njs
7 years ago

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).

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

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.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@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.

hankg
hankg
7 years ago

Make either deal in a keeper league:

Betts, Buxton, Carrasco and W. Davis for Scherzer and Altuve
Betts and W. Davis for Altuve

Thanks

ryanoger
ryanoger
7 years ago

Better chance for getting the closer job Giles or Osuna?

Icarlos goes yard again!

thanks man!
Ryan

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

MI question. Points.

Jace, Gennett, or Lindor?

Thanks

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: Ha! looked up and down for it. Now I see it. Thanx.

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

Need to replace Myers in util spot. My choices: Moreland, Holt, Pablo, LeMahiau?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thank you

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. fowler, gose or holt?

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Grey, would you take Bruce, Burns or Pillar for ros?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

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.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@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)

Reid
Reid
7 years ago

Ozuna or Yelich in a keeper league?

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thank you! How about Souza tonight? Bunted inside-the- parker like a boss!! Ozuna or Tomás?

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’m sorry, meant Ozuna, Avisail, or Tomás? Choose 2 (keeper)

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

Coorsrea! Doesnt have quite the same ring i was anticipating…

Da Bears
Da Bears
7 years ago

Hi Grey! in first place in 20 Teamer!! THANK YOU!! Looking for SS…would you trade Heston for Holt? Thanks!

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

Jace, Lindor or Gennet at MI in a points league?

Thx

jay
jay
7 years ago

How big do your stones have to be if you start McHugh at Coors tomorrow?

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sp help. my mcgee for j garcia? have closers to spare…

Dobny
Dobny
7 years ago

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

geegee
geegee
7 years ago

In a 14 Team 7×7 with OPS, Hits, HLDS, QS

Denard Span and Darren O’Day for Ben Revere and Eduardo Rodriguez

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

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.
vogt
forsythe
cano
segura
carpenter
OF jones/red dick/cargo 1
util b.butler
BN heyward/desmond/
DL ellsbury
NA dahl
SP (low innings cap of 1250)- e-rod/fiers/buchholez/annabelle/j-zimm/kazmir and chafin in SP slot for holds
RP putnam/capps/scribner/tolleson/ziegler
DL walden
NA nola
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?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks, see Maikel (new name, oh wait it’s gone now) got it.

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
7 years ago

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?

Star
Star
7 years ago

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

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

Safe to pitch Santiago in AZ tonight?

Dr. Sauce
Dr. Sauce
7 years ago

In a keep forever league who is the better keeper; Rizzo or Marte?

Dr. Sauce
Dr. Sauce
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
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?

Cue Ballz
Cue Ballz
7 years ago

Hey Grey, time to let go of Jepsen, now that McGee is looking established as the closer?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Drop A guerro for Jace?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Dommattingly
7 years ago

@Dommattingly: Alex Guerrero that is

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
7 years ago

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!)

Ahem,
Thank you in advance

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

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…

My staff:
SP: Pineda, Arrieta, Cole, Carrasco, Vince Velasquez, Richards, Rodon, Yordano, McCullers,

Thank you

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
7 years ago

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
JimmyBond
Reply to  JimmyBond
7 years ago

@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!

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
Reply to  JimmyBond
7 years ago

@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?

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@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!

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

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?

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Thanks, Grey! One more question, Buc or Tyson Ross ros?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

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.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Middle initial J, but it doesn’t stand for Jedd, and definitely doesn’t stand for Jack.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Perhaps “full of hugs”. Seems more appropriate for both baby, and maybe someday, SkunkBeard.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Billy Burns or Lemarhieu ros? Thanks!

Starlin
Starlin
7 years ago

Pick 1

Souza vs zim
Pablo vs wood
Polanco vs Danks

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

ROS Jace Peterson or Brock Holt?

Dom
Dom
7 years ago

You like souza vs Zimmerman or Hamilton vs price

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 years ago

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
1B Rizzo
2B Panik
3B Arenado
SS Lindor
OF Jones, Betts, Tomas,
Uti Franco, Morales
Bench Brock Holt, Torii Hunter Salvador Perez

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

start OZUNA at Nyy vs pineda

or souza at WASH vs zimmerman

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

ROS Colabello or Moreland
Thanks, as always!

Rusty
Rusty
7 years ago

Who would you stream colabella vs Wright and whoever they replace Chen with or brandon Moss vs karns and erasmo ramirez

Frank White
Frank White
7 years ago

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??

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@Frank White: You can get a couple of ACES or STUD bats for Trout! Do not trade Trout for a bunch of crap..

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@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..

Frank White
Frank White
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

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

Frank White
Frank White
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

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

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@Frank White: Is this a redraft..

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@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.

Frank White
Frank White
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

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..
Norris
Colabello
Neil Walker
Maikel Franco
LindOR
Reddick
Aoki
Maybin
Trout
Anthony Rendon
DL – Ellsbury and Beltre
Pitchers –
Hamels
Carrasco
Kazmir
Fiers
Syndergaard
Raonis Elias
Salazar
Montgomery
Velaquez
Frias _ Need to drop
Jesse Hahm
Steven Matz
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

Frank White
Frank White
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

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!!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@Frank White: quit a league where your comish doesn’t tell you when the draft is, if this story really is that simple.

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@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..

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Frank White
7 years ago

@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..

Sange76
Sange76
7 years ago

12 team h2h points keeper league
4th place
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?

Thanks!

Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

I was offered a dinged up Starsburgalor for my dinged up Adam Jones? thoughts?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I think I’ll take Stras, Marte goes into Jones spot.

OF would then be

Byrce
Jup
Puig
Marte is U

Grant
Grant
7 years ago

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.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

trade joe smith for billy burns in 6×6 holds ops league?

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Kyle Schwarber has been called up.

Atlas
Atlas
Reply to  Atlas
7 years ago

@Atlas:

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

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

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.

scott steelers
scott steelers
7 years ago

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
scott steelers
Reply to  scott steelers
7 years ago

@scott steelers: I have frazier at 3rd

Hern
Hern
7 years ago

Drop Velasquez for any listed below?

Buehrle
Chris Young
Phelps
Erasing Ramirez
Ray

Thank you!

Hern
Hern
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thank you brother!

dom
dom
7 years ago

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
dom
Reply to  dom
7 years ago

@dom: Also whats up with Steven Pearce I never hear about him anymore. Qualifies MI and projects better OPS than both of those guys

Dj
Dj
7 years ago

Cola vs Wright or garret Jones vs Simon

mzyptlk
mzyptlk
7 years ago

Chase A @LAA. Wandy @ LAD…….start em?

Elliot
7 years ago

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
Reply to  Elliot
7 years ago

@Elliot: To put that into perspective, we’ve got 10 teams and $350 auction budgets, can keep 7. Salaries go up $5 each year.

Gray's sports almanac
Gray's sports almanac
7 years ago

Hey grey, hope ur doing well buddy! I need to drop a SP, who is the drop from these players:
Alex wood
Thor
Bauer
McCullers
Fiers

Thanks and happy Thursday!

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

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.

Thoughts?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Chris
7 years ago

@Chris: I’d make that offer, of Cain and Wacha for Max..

ERad
ERad
7 years ago

Fiers @ KC today – you starting?

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman
7 years ago

The SON doesn’t like him but are you starting wood tonight?

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Alex Wood

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I feel like he’s teetering on droppable

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Mitchell Freedman
7 years ago

@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?

hankg
hankg
7 years ago

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.

Dj
Dj
7 years ago

Does alcides not steal bases anymore?

omar
omar
7 years ago

AL only relatively deep league:

Melky Cabrera or Kendrys Morales ROS?

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

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

Trout
Trout
7 years ago

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.

Safe drop?

Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado
7 years ago

Holt or Avisail ROS?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Nolan Arenado
7 years ago

@Nolan Arenado: Avisail

Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Thanks guys!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

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.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Cool thanks Grey.

agarthered
agarthered
7 years ago

Have Correa, Bogaerts, Buxton on team, and moose is available on waivers.

Would you drop any of them for him?

Warren
Warren
7 years ago

Yo yo. OBP H2h league, ten teamer. What do