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.

  1. Malicious Phenom says:
    (link)

    On this day in baseball history:

    1970 At Candlestick Park, Willie Mays (615) and Ernie Banks (504) both homer in the Cubs’ 6-1 victory over the Giants. It is the first time in baseball history two players with 500 career home runs have gone deep in the same game.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Cheese: I doubt it’s the only time

      • Malicious Phenom says:
        (link)

        @Cheese: I can not find another time when it has happened..

  2. TayTay says:
    (link)

    hahaha Bridget the Midget.

    In a 12 man Keeper league, which side do you prefer;

    Altuve/Schwarber or Wong/D.Kuechel?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
      (link)

      @TayTay: Wong side

  3. Dusty Baker says:
    (link)

    We only get once a week waivers, and line-ups set for the same duration- no bench, NL Only 5×5———-that being said, I need to add a Utility Bat ———with Colorado having a nice stretch of home games starting this week, and a couple more in the next 30 days, cant help but like Paulsen. I already got Barnes in the 5th O.F. spot ————– what am I missing if I pass on Dietrich, Ceciliani, Gennett, and Dorn ? They are all just fillers at the moment, in my opinion……… which of these players you think can get some serious , consistant playing time?………….what you think of my new photo / it was taken last night, when a reporter asked ‘Why you think the Padres passed up a chance to have you manage them”? —————————good read, thanks for your insight, if I get the gig, I may need a direct line from the dugout to you, any reservations? ————— peace out bra ————- DB

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

      @Dusty Baker: Love the new pic Dusty, but where is the pick? lol

      • Dusty Baker says:
        (link)

        @Malicious Phenom: that pic was taken in Vegas —————- I was hanging out with some of the old crew ………………………………… we were walking around and seeing if $100 could still buy today, what it did back in my day. You know inflation dont rear its ugly head everywhere, ya know? ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          HA!

        • Malicious Phenom says:
          (link)

          @Dusty Baker: nice DB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Dusty Baker: Thanks, Dusty, for thinking of us! I’d go Paulsen, Scooter, in that order

  4. Buge Hoobs says:
    (link)

    At 2B,
    Holt, Semien, or Panik?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
      (link)

      @Buge Hoobs: Hot semen or panic, you say?

      Panik

      • Malicious Phenom says:
        (link)

        @Wallpaper Paterson: I would think a girl with Buge Hoobs would like some hot semen on them! lol

  5. colonel Angus says:
    (link)

    But doesn’t Valbuena only hit homers at home?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

      @colonel Angus:
      Dude only hits homers period.

      Val has 16 homers 30 ribby and is batting .188…

  6. Fastpitch says:
    (link)

    I’m thinking the pig farmer is doing well with Marte and Springer. Remember those were his first two picks.

  7. Malicious Phenom says:
    (link)

    Teheran or Ventura, ROS..

  8. Ante GALIC says:
    (link)

    Grey!

    Nice work, man!

    Don’t have much to say…

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘If you REALLY want to shatter a backboard, tell it it’s adopted!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  9. Jordan73 says:
    (link)

    Keeper league with 3-year terms. I’m going to make an offer to the Stanton owner in my league, but I need some opinions on who to give up. Going to offer McCutchen (contract up) and one of either Carrasco, Salazar, or Syndergaard (probably not keeping any of them). Which one of those would you part with, and how would you rate that trade?

    Also, I’m one of the unfortunate bums who only had one home run yesterday.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

      I not only had only 1 homer (Bryce) yesterday, but I also had Adam son of a sit Jones..

      Ah fantasy baseball, liking riding a rollacoaster blindfolded..

      • Jordan73 says:
        (link)

        @Malicious Phenom: That’s where mine came from, too. Harper was somewhat of a ticker-tease yesterday.

      • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
        (link)

        One (NL-only) homer here too. SCOOTER!!!!

    • Jordan73 says:
      (link)

      @Jordan73: Just remembered, I could offer Bumgarner instead of those other three as his contract is up for me also.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
        (link)

        @Jordan73: I think I’d start with Noah and Cutch, then Carrasco and Cutch if that fails..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jordan73: McCutchen and any of them, Noah, Carrasco, in that order

  10. TGD says:
    (link)

    Would you start Valbuena for the two days in Coors and sit either D.Jennings, F.Lindor, Kipnis or none?

    Thanks man!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

      @TGD: I would and sit Jennings, isn’t he on the DL??

      • TGD says:
        (link)

        @Malicious Phenom:
        Crap! Not sure why I wrote Desmond Jennings..?? It was suppose to be Ian Desmond!
        On my way to get more coffee now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TGD: Sit Desmond

  11. elvis says:
    (link)

    someone please tell me why yahoo hasnt added Olivera yet

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

      @elvis: Because Yahoo is even more stupider than CBS, which already was the most stupidest..

      • Funketown says:
        (link)

        @Malicious Phenom: yup – well said. I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone uses those sites. They used to be OKish but now with all their stupid html 5 updates – they are god awful.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
          (link)

          @Funketown: i don’t know what html 5 updates are, but not having players has got to be the guy who’s job that is simply doesn’t get paid enough. one of us could do it for free.

  12. Winteriscoming says:
    (link)

    Hi, should I pick up Doug Fister and drop either Drew Hutchison or Pedro Strop?

    I have Jace Peterson, Cameron Maybin, and, Wilmer FLores. Drop any for Billy Burns or Brock Holt?

    Thanks

    • SallyCips says:
      (link)

      @Winteriscoming: pick up Fister and both the bats over any of the guys you mentioned post haste.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Winteriscoming: Don’t pick up Fister…. Maybin and Flores, if you don’t need Flores’s power

  13. J Dubber says:
    (link)

    ROS…… Betts or Soler?

    • Bb says:
      (link)

      @J Dubber: they’ll both have there days depends what you need

  14. Elliot

    Elliot says:
    (link)

    Fowler, Choo, Holt – ROS?

    • SallyCips says:
      (link)

      @Elliot: Choose, Holt, Fowler for moi.

  15. Brian says:
    (link)

    If you had to pick between Brock Holt and Ben Zobrist for the rest of the year, OBP league?

    • SallyCips says:
      (link)

      @Brian: probably Holt at this point.

  16. The Iron Horse says:
    (link)

    Snap!!!! Once again pure genius!!! Love all the references today and always. Keep up the phenomenal work!!! Would you hold Rusney Castillo in 12 team mixed or move on to Brock Holt ? Thanks again

  17. Enough with the baseball questions…you said “tanner, hide.” Take a bow, goodman.

    • RicoSuave says:
      (link)

      @RicoSuave: Whoa! there’s another RicoSuave!
      Cool!!!

        • RicoSuave says:
          (link)

          @Grey: ouch! how do I get one?

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @RicoSuave: go to gravatar.com and then clear your cache when you’re done

            • RicoSuave says:
              (link)

              @J-FOH: thanks J-FOH!

              • Big W says:
                (link)

                @RicoSuave: testing my new avatar

                • Big W says:
                  (link)

                  @Big W: didn’t work… maybe it takes time?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Takes 30 mins to show up

      • Malicious Phenom says:
        (link)

        @RicoSuave: How come your Rico name is much smaller than the other Rico? LOL

        • RicoSuave says:
          (link)

          @Malicious Phenom: It’s true! I don’t know… wtf

  18. E says:
    (link)

    I’m in a 12-team keeper league where my outfield had been cut down with injuries (Dickerson, Myers). I’d picked up Carlos Correa and stashed Travis d’Arnaud, so I just traded Derek Norris and Xander (can be kept for another two years) for Byron Buxton (can be kept for another three years). How’d I do?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
      (link)

      @E: excellent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @E: Nice!

  19. The Iron Horse says:
    (link)

    What’s your take on Drew Hutchinson? Is he worth stashing in 12 team mixed in hopes he can right the ship or is it time to sail away and find another castaway? Thanks again

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
      (link)

      @The Iron Horse: do not like in 12-team leagues. Too up and down. He will get some wins, though, while allowing 5 earned runs.

    • Five-On-One says:
      (link)

      @The Iron Horse: Drafted, dropped, picked up, dropped, picked up again. I can’t seem to stay away from this guy. His next two starts look tempting (vNYM and @TB), but youneverknow.

  20. love seat says:
    (link)

    Choose 2….holt, zobrist, panik, segura, phillips

    Choose 1….gallardo, metz, quintana, mchugh

    Thanks

  21. curry's kid says:
    (link)

    I have two bench spots available. I currently have castillo and chris davis….would you swap either for moistasskiss, yelich, aLex gordon, boegartts, souza, tomas

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @curry’s kid: moose, yelich and souza are definitely going to hurt you less than Davis unless you’re hard up for homers… he’s really only kill your average. depending on needs – any of those three could help

      • Funketown says:
        (link)

        @Funketown: sorry – not Souza .. meant Tomas could help

  22. TacktheKack says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, who would you drop to pickp Matz…Valasquez, Rodon, J. Garcia or Quintana?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
      (link)

      @TacktheKack: not Grey, but I would drop velasquez

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
      (link)

      @TacktheKack: I’d drop Rodon there.

      • Moscowitz says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        I would drop Rodon. I watched Velasquez pitch against Rockies and it was one of those games which makes you be sorry for a young pitcher. His line could easily be a lot different without that 2 run shot of Cargo. He can strike out people in bunches. His strength and even his weaknesses remind me of Salazar. I wouldnt give up on him so fast.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I hear ya

  23. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Currently have Torii in my util spot (15 team Obp). Better off with Holt, Lomo, Jace or Moreland? Limited moves, mainly looking for r,h,obp

  24. petey says:
    (link)

    garret richards/ zack grienke and james sheilds are guys i feel dont get enough love.

    anyway. would you dish
    1) rusney/correa/wood for desmond/strasburg or
    2) correa/rusney/matz for desmond/strasburg in a keeper league. all guys on the left are minimum keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @petey: Prolly not either trade but don’t have enough info

  25. Clint says:
    (link)

    I think you mentioned you liked Robbie Ray yesterday. Which 2 would you roster in a h2h points league: Ray, Nelson, and/or Chavez?

    • Nightpandas says:
      (link)

      @Clint: not Nelson

  26. petey says:
    (link)

    mccullers or gio gon ROS?

    /mccullers/cody allen for gio gon/david robertson

    derek norris/mccullers/cody allen for gio gon/david robertson

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @petey: 1. mcullers for upside – you can get Gio stats on waiver usually. 2. McCullers side but close 3. same

  27. Paul says:
    (link)

    Do you think Wade Davis will take over the closer role?

    • Paul says:
      (link)

      @Paul: If I am searching for closers do I go and grab Davis or Giles

      • Funketown says:
        (link)

        @Paul: Davis for now plus his other stats are redunk

  28. Five-On-One says:
    (link)

    In trade talks with guy who has Cueto, deGrom, Hammel, Liriano and Tanaka. How would you rank them for ROS and are there any signifcant drop-offs among them? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Five-On-One: deGrom, Cueto, Liriano, drop off, Hammel

  29. TarmanGotHim says:
    (link)

    Can you believe Aoki overtook Stanton for leading votes for OF in the All Star game. What a disgusting joke.

    My priced OF consists of Aoki, Harper, and Holliday, lol.

    Are MLB fans serious? Wow.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @TarmanGotHim: I think it’s hilarious and awesome. Gotta give it up to Royals fans….and non-Royals fans. My Orioles fan friend stuffed the ballot 35 times for all Royals. It’s gaining steam!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: Aoki’s on the Giants

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Grey: HAHA. Well then I’m just an idiot. Same concept maybe? Democracy rules!

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Cram It: really though who cares. The reality of it is a joke like lots of other real life mlb things. I’m looking at you catcher rule

            • Cram It says:
              (link)

              @J-FOH: They should really use some sort of chair like we did in wiffle ball.

              • J-FOH says:
                (link)

                @Cram It: they should use a broom handle and then shove it up sabean’s ass because it’s all his fault

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            @Cram It: You meant the royal family of Japan is stuffing the ballot box, I knew what you meant

  30. MIKEY says:
    (link)

    Should I drop Alex wood for Doug fister?

  31. Jbona3 says:
    (link)

    Value of Velasquez in a deep 12 team keeper league? Thinking he’s a hold/keep option, rather than a stream option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jbona3: Try to hold for a few more

  32. chrisL says:
    (link)

    keeper league 12 team with obp. What would you do with A. Russell, J Panik, F Lindor, P Sandoval, C Heston? Thoughts for trade, Drop or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @chrisL: Too vague a question

      • Chris L says:
        (link)

        @Grey: which of those players has the most and least potential going forward? If it was your team…who would you hold on to out of the bunch?

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Chris L: Sandoval has most, Panik has least…In a 12 team league, I’d just carry hot bats and upside…Lindor, Panik, Sandoval

  33. Jogon says:
    (link)

    ROS and keeper league, choose 4 :
    -Ventura
    -Fiers
    -Velasquez
    -Matz
    -Teheran

  34. Gator says:
    (link)

    For 2015 only, Cargo or Dickerson?

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @Jogon:@Gator: who will get more playing time… hmmmm…. shizz is a tough question… i’d go Cargo since Dickerson is really already hurt and just playing through it

  35. Jimmy T. Time says:
    (link)

    Is Seager too much to give for Betances in a H2H redraft? I have Donaldson at 3B and have been using Seager as DH.

  36. Schlitz says:
    (link)

    I’m 34 HR ahead of the pack and need pitching. Target kershaw for Stanton first then move to Scherzer if that doesn’t work? Stanton is not keepable and neither are the two SPs.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
      (link)

      @Schlitz: I wouldn’t trade Stanton for pitching. That being said, I’d want more SPs for Stanton – something like Archer and Cole, or Arrieta and Sale.

      • Schlitz says:
        (link)

        @Mrs.Featherbottom: incredibly the same owner has both cole and archer. My problem with trying to add pitching is that my 2 other OF are trout and Harper, both keepable while Stanton cannot be kept.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
          (link)

          @Schlitz: If those two are keepable, I’d try it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Schlitz: Agree with Featherbottom

  37. Phil of the Future says:
    (link)

    What up, BB.

    So I continue to be plagued by the great god of yin and yang. It seems i can’t do anything great without doing something horrible. Not sure why that is.

    The great: Picked up Holt to play SS this week in my weekly. I know, right?

    The horrible: Picked up Eovaldi for his two start week in the same league. On an unrelated note, why is my butt sore?

    Oh well. At least we still have each other….

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Phil of the Future: Ha, hey, BB! I had Arrieta, Eovaldi and Colome going in a league

      • Phil of the Future says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Yup! I had Arrieta going same league. And was this close to streaming Colome too.

        Oh, and my opponent had Bauer as well. Ridiculous. I hope that dude gives up 8 walks on Sunday and they all come around to score. I deserve that at least, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Effin’ so ridunk it’s not even fathomable

          • Phil of the Future says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Nope. Can’t fathom it. Literally cannot be fathomed.

            No margin of error the rest of the week. Let’s do it, G.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Please make it happen

              • Phil of the Future says:
                (link)

                @Grey: When have I ever let you down?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Rhetorical, right?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: The rhetoricalest

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Did you just land on your lead single’s name off your debut album? The Rhetoricalest.

                    • Phil of the Future says:
                      (link)

                      @Phil of the Future: Shoot, G. you can have it for free.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Aw, man!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: HA! I totally did!

                    And the album will be called “Questions”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      I would buy that, and not pretend to buy and illegally download

  38. booya says:
    (link)

    Holt or Alcides?

    • Five-On-One says:
      (link)

      @booya: Alcides

  39. Whiskey T says:
    (link)

    Need a solid start today to recover from the bombing of Teheran yesterday, SON seems pretty high on Hutchison today… Is he worth rolling out against the Mets or should I look elsewhere? C Anderson v LAA, Kelly v ATL? Thanks for the help man!

  40. Five-On-One says:
    (link)

    Good morning all! Despite Grey’s observation that, “Yesterday, guys and five girl readers, was not a day to stream,” stream I did with Tillman and Roark, escaping with a good ERA, WHIP a few K’s and 2 W’s. But now I need to get lucky (with streamers, I mean) again this week, and all advice is welcome.

    2-start options include Fiers (@KC, vNYM, combined SON value approx $28), Hutchison (vNYM, @TB $29), CC (vMIA, vPHI, $32), Zimm (vTB, vATL, $29). Please rank. Should I sit one of my RP to start them all? CC scares me, but as Grey says, “Um, yeah. I’d start anyone vs. the Phils while they are on the road.” And that’s me quoting Grey! Twice!

    I am still carrying Desmond and his worthless stats. Sit (not drop) him for a week (or three) and start Desmond, Pearce, Turner or Lawrie in his place?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Five-On-One: Nice streams! Zimm, Fiers, Hutch, CC, I wouldn’t force CC into my lineup…. Start Turner

  41. Mike says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey,

    Is Ervin Santana worth a flier when he comes back from suspension?

    I have some pitching poor teams.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mike: I’m not crazy about him, but sure

  42. The Cow says:
    (link)

    16-team H2H league with limited roster spots (18 total). I have Ozuna and Josh Harrison just cleared waivers. Make the switch? Thanks for your help.

  43. JAL says:
    (link)

    Benches & Hedges…probably some of your best work. God bless Giancarlo. Still over on innings by a bunch. Going to be checking in until I get ‘er down. A Wood tonight v. BOS? Chase Anderson v. LAA? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @JAL: Thanks ! I’d bench both

  44. Johnny says:
    (link)

    Moose or Hosmer for the foreseeable future?

  45. Derrick says:
    (link)

    Holt or Burns?

    • Five-On-One says:
      (link)

      @Derrick: Burns. Not close.

  46. Mike says:
    (link)

    Drop Jason Heyward for Christian Yelich?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @Mike: at this point i would. That being said – Yelich has a back issue that may or may not come back and Heyward tends to get better over the season

  47. Jon says:
    (link)

    Add Siegrist over Zeigler or Boxberger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: Over Box

  48. Mike says:
    (link)

    One more – Drop David Ortiz for Christian Yelich?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  49. PK says:
    (link)

    Ah, mornings just wouldn’t be the same without Grey’s musings.

    Souza or Avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @PK: Thanks! Souza, pretty much a coin flip

  50. Scott says:
    (link)

    Please rate:
    Mitch Moreland
    Mark Reynolds
    Justin Bour

  51. Stan says:
    (link)

    Which of Heston, Bolsinger, and Cashner do you drop for Morton? Keeper keep everyone league.

    This is Stan

  52. JAL says:
    (link)

    Also, Tyson Ross or Gio Gonzalez RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @JAL: Neither….Ross

  53. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
    (link)

    Funny you mention Lough i picked him up for a batty call 7/11 against Corriea

  54. Pugs&Slugs says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, great stuff as always. You and Giancarlo’s babies gonna have staches and a goatees?

    I’ve got an owner in my NL-Only H2H Keeper league that really wants Bryant. Here are the two proposals. Obviously Cole is the better arm, but I don’t get Wong as a keeper with him.
    1. Bryant, Guerrero, K. Johnson, W. Peralta, and Garza
    for
    Cole(20), Kenley, Bruce, Maybin, Lemahieu – I can maybe get Montero too.

    2. Bryant and any five players for
    Harvey, Kenley, Wong (17), Jh. Peralta, Maybin, and Montero.

    He has zero pitching and he only has Soler.

    I am leaning towards #2 because it has Wong. I’d have him switch Maybin out for Soler. The good thing is he doesn’t want Dickerson, so I could stash him away till next year and still use him when he plays. My keepers would be GOLDY, Wong, Franco, Pollock, and Dickerson w/ lots of back up options.

    I lose Bryant forever unless I do a similar deal. We still haven’t seen what Bryant is fully capable of doing yet, but it could be for the title.

    Here’s my team. I am currently 5 games out of first and I am playing the #1 and #2 teams the next week. I am already down significantly in WHIP and ERA this week and will probably lose 6-4 or 7-3, so I’ll only be 8 or 9 games out with 11 weeks left in our regular season and 50% of the purse which is a new 13” MacBook for me and another title.

    Ca Schwarber
    1B Goldschmidt (41)
    2B Flores (5)
    3B Bryant (30)
    SS Kang (5)
    INF Franco (2)
    OF Pollock (12)
    OF Dickerson (16)
    OF Myers (20)
    OF K. Johnson
    Util. Gennett (7)
    B Guerrero (1)
    B D.Brown (1)

    CL Chapman (20)
    CL Melancon (11)
    RP Ziegler (1)
    SP Shields (30)
    SP Arrieta (27)
    SP Garza (9)
    SP Hendricks (2)
    SP Heston
    SP Peavy (7)
    B W.Peralta (9)

    I no longer think a Dickerson for Harvey deal will happen.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Pugs&Slugs: Ha, thanks! 2’s okay, I wouldn’t do either, you can win without the deals

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
        (link)

        @Grey: You are too kind! Imagine if Dickerson and Myers were healthy, and I had a healthy Wright and K. Davis instead of Brown and K. Johnson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I hear ya

    • Pugs & Slugs says:
      (link)

      @Grey@Pugs&Slugs: If I may ask, why hold? Too many uncertainties for a legit bat?

      What if I could get him to do Cole, Kenley, Wong, Bruce, and Montero for Bryant, Schwarber, Garza, Brown/KJohnson, and W.Peralta?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        I’d take Cole, Kenley and Wong, sure

        • Pugs & Slugs says:
          (link)

          @Grey: @Grey:
          This is what I’m about to put together.
          I give: Bryant, Guerrero, D.Brown, KJohnson, Garza, Peralta
          I get: Cole, Kenley, Wong, Jh.Peralta, Bruce, Maybin

          Choose between Gennett and KJohnson who to keep. Gennett looks good since coming back from AAA. He has upside for SBs. Both sit vs. lefties.

          If he thinks it’s a little too much should I throw in Myers, or take away Jh. Peralta?

          Thanks again!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Throw in Myers then take away Peralta

            • Pugs & Slugs says:
              (link)

              @Grey: @Grey:
              Sounds good. I don’t want to rock the boat too much more with Miggy over Schwarber. I’ll probably pick Rosario back up and if he’s snagged before then I’ll grab Pierzynski.

              Gennett > KJohnson, yes?
              Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
                (link)

                Yup

                • Pugs&Slugs says:
                  (link)

                  @Grey: Trade completed.
                  I get: Cole, Kenley, Wong, Bruce, Maybin.
                  I give: Bryant, Guerrero, D.Brown, KJohnson, Garza

                  I couldn’t get Jh. Peralta. I think I did well. I am going to miss Bryant and his 40 bombs and 120 RBI in a couple years, but I’ll still have GOLDY, Franco, Dickerson, Cole, and Wong.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    Nice haul, man!

                  • Pugs&Slugs says:
                    (link)

                    @Pugs&Slugs: I even got a goodbye Grand Slam from Bryant. He’s a real Class Act.

  55. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
    (link)

    Great stuff Grey. Almost makes me want to grab Brock Holt (although I think that would be awkward). What do you think ’bout Ozuna for B. Burns? Basically same player with more power for Ozuna and speed for Burns? Thanks.

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
      (link)

      @Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!!: Burns is better, if you can sacrifice the power do it for sure. Even though Ozuna has 4 jacks and Burns has 2…

      • Hal Incandenza says:
        (link)

        @Grey: This other site’s blurb writer seems to be aware that Greay was a Burns proponent before most:

        Burns was 1-for-3 on Tuesday with a two-run triple and his 13th stolen base.
        Spin: Burns also managed to make an incredible catch against the wall on a long Justin Upton drive. To top off his greay day, he drew a walk off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, stole second and scored the game-winning run. Burns is now 13-for-15 in stolen base attempts to go along with his .308 average.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha!

  56. Eds says:
    (link)

    What kind of closer should Brett Gardner fetch? Robertson fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eds: I wouldn’t trade for Robertson, I’d want a healthy closer

  57. Schwab Stumped says:
    (link)

    Fantasy Master Lothario,

    Quick 10tm 5×5 Roto question. Would you give Carlos Santana for Starlin Castro? Could replace 3b with Yasmany Tomas and have Jimmy Rollins at SS.

  58. Lee says:
    (link)

    With Chen going to the minors should he be dropped? Is Latos worth picking up for him, or wait for Chen to come back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Lee: Bruce Chen?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Your boy Wei-Yin got the demotion yesterday. No clue why

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Oh, weird, prolly just a temp thing until his next start

          • Lee says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Yeah, sorry Wei-Yin. Only guys I’d look at to pick up instead would be Latos or Heston, but thinking to just hold.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Hold, he’s coming right back

              • Lee says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Think late next week. Thanks!

  59. Abe says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, which side of CarGo(nzales) for Michael Wqcha would you take at this point?

    Thanks as always!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
      (link)

      @Abe: I’d want Cargonz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Abe: It’s fair on needs, CarGo

  60. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
    (link)

    The wire and Arrested development references in the same piece? I’d kiss that man between the cheeks. Well done my man, Duffy is hot and I’m thinking he might be the guy over the unsexy Howie Kendrick. I’m crazy right? Keep Howie right? Thanks bud keep up the good work.

  61. bossmanjunior333 says:
    (link)

    Start Ortiz @ Wood or Buxton v Martinez?

  62. Db says:
    (link)

    If you were the Buxton owner would you make all 3 of these if you need to upgrade sp
    Buxton for shields
    Buxton for keuchel
    Buxton for Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Db: Sure, but I know nothing about your league

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @Db: you could only make one but depending on league type, current standings, needs etc., i could see it happening in the right situation. Definitely in a redraft league if you needed pitching. Pineda will be good but could be up and down this year

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
      (link)

      @Db: Redraft, do it. He will essentially be Aoki or maybe a Polanco the rest of this year. Try for Keuchel, if it’s a keeper league then no way.

  63. MikeY says:
    (link)

    Which two are you starting today
    Billy h vs price
    SOUZA vs zimmerman
    Ortiz vs wood
    Wong vs Milone

  64. maximumxpower says:
    (link)

    Drop Tyson Ross for either Latos or Taijuan Walker?

      • Funketown says:
        (link)

        @Grey: YESSSSS! Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!

  65. bossmanjunior333 says:
    (link)

    Is there any concern over Andrew Miller not getting his job back in a few weeks when he comes back? Someone in my shallow league just dropped him and I don’t see why he shouldn’t be stashed for the next few week, right? I don’t have a DL spot open but Soler should be coming off the DL in a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bossmanjunior333: There’s concern that he never returns, if he returns, he’ll be the closer if effective

  66. Sheek says:
    (link)

    Semien, brock holt or alcides @ss
    ???

  67. Carnac says:
    (link)

    I recall a conversation between JB and Grey – either on the podcast or in my dreams – about how Keuchel gits ‘r done. In short, a very very high GB%. So I went looking for a “Keuchel Lite” (<–NOT threatening language, Mr. Dershowitz.)

    Dallas: 6.75 (K/9), 2.31 (BB/9), .232 (BABIP), 64.2 (GB%), 9.5% (HR/FB), 2.95 (xFIP)
    Lite: 6.04 (K/9), 2.49 (BB/9), .319 (BABIP), 67.1 (GB%), 12.2 (HR/FB), 3.53 (xFIP)

    Turns out Mr. Lite has the highest GB% among starters. And he's been a little unlucky with his BABIP. Mr. Lite is Mr. Anderson. Hugo Weaving! No, Brett Anderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Carnac: Interesting, and I don’t really like either pitcher either… How do their respective defenses compare?

      • Carnac says:
        (link)

        Dodgers are a little above average. Astros a little below average.

        Of course you don’t like either! Neither has the man muscle K rate. But the note inside the sealed envelope pressed against my forehead says Keuchel is pretty overrated and Anderson is a little underrated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Surprising to hear the defenses are flipped like that, makes your note make more sense

  68. Dj says:
    (link)

    Starting morton @Washington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Dj: In some leagues

  69. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Aniballs and a mid round pick too much to give up or K Rod? Neither would be keepers…

  70. bruuuuuce says:
    (link)

    Rank these three ROS?
    Paulsen, Kendrys, Colabello

    Thanks!

  71. Pouss-Pouss says:
    (link)

    Can I ever trust Rodon again after what he did Monday? I own Bauer, too, and I agree with you that he’s a ticking time bomb.

    Is Teheran a better option than either of these guys ROS?

    IP, QS, K9 instead of W, K

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @Pouss-Pouss: All are ticking time bombs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Schlitz: Ha, yup! I had an ex that went to college with him and was a bat girl…Hoping she wasn’t a ‘Pat girl’ but who knows

  72. Eric says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey,

    I checked SON, but sometimes I just don’t trust that wonky machine.

    Who’d you rather start tomorrow, 6/18 (H2H 6×6, QS):
    Graveman vs SD, Mike Montgomery vs SF, Colby Lewis @ LAD, Kennedy @ OAK, Guthrie vs MIL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eric: None of them….Graveman

  73. bigbear says:
    (link)

    Excellent homage to Pat O’s and their world famous hurricanes! THE place to go on Bourbon Street.

  74. Lenny says:
    (link)

    The Sheik’s son plays amateur town ball with me in Minneapolis actually, pretty good hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Lenny: Hopefully he never faces Hogan’s son

      • Lenny says:
        (link)

        @Grey: He’d rather face his daughter I’m sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          HA

  75. Nico says:
    (link)

    Safe to drop Danny Santana, right? Also, have K-Rod, Boxberger and Rosenthal in my 10 team. Drop Boxberger for Siegrist just to be safe?

    • Nico says:
      (link)

      Currently only playing 2 closers, so Boxberger is a bench guy.

      • Funketown says:
        (link)

        @Nico: drop the Box for Sieg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Nico: Drop Danny…And Box for Siegrist

      • Nico says:
        (link)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  76. brett says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Dozier and Quintana for Richards and Prado. Is the upgrade enough to have such a downgrade at 2b?

  77. Eng says:
    (link)

    Grey, you’re a real NoMoFo (Nostradamus Mother Fucker) given that on your tip I picked up Steven Matz a couple of days back. Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eng: De nada!

  78. twee lil pweegs says:
    (link)

    is it time to drop alex gordon and/or kole calhoun in RCL and shallower ?

  79. Five-On-One says:
    (link)

    Last line-up question for the day. 12 team 5×5 league with weekly line-ups.

    Sit Longo, Bruce, Revere or OZUNA? Longo has been thouroughly mediocre (and has a wrist contusion but played yesterday. Bruce has been the 25HR, .230 hitting guy Grey refers to but he tends to have hot stretches and hit a HR last night, so maybe he needs to play? And Revere and OZUNA have been incredibly boring.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Funketown says:
      (link)

      @Five-On-One: depends on who’s pitching – Longo probably

  80. Scott says:
    (link)

    I was considering Chris Young for streaming yesterday but went with Brett Anderson instead. Poo!

  81. RicoSuave says:
    (link)

    Really nice work Grey!

    14 team H2H points league!

    My Trevor Bauer for his Albert Pujols… what do you think?

    Thanks

    Cheers

  82. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

    what do you expect ros for OZUNA?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
        (link)

        @Grey: i would bet a lot of money (to me) on the under of 17 HR’s for a dude with his GB rate. agree with solid counters and average.

  83. ScottyB says:
    (link)

    Because this is ‘Razz’ball – Grey, your boy Danny Santana. Dark horse of draft, swattin of steals…down in Triple A! He just never found it this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @ScottyB: Yeah, could be, hopefully he comes back soon

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Grey: was santana ever your boy? I know he was Ralphs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I liked him, ranked him fairly high, owned him, he owned me, dropped him, stopped thinking about him, cest la

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: I thought your ranking was fair and not over rated. It’s not like he was Brad miller ranked ala 2014….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              True, and ow

              • J-FOH says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Im sorry, been struggling with controlling my anger issues and lashing out as I wait for Masterchef like a 6 year old waits for christmas. (see below)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  You’re not angry enough!

                  • J-FOH says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: where is your boy toy jeff, I need someone to lash out at

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      F got a new job, he’s not around as much

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      I saw that…and who says christmas only happens in december

                    • ScottyB says:
                      (link)

                      @J-FOH: I was living in China for 3 months prior to the season so my study chart and listeing to Razzball passed a huge chunk of time.

                      Grey was into the D.

                      D Santana that is. I drafted him in one league and dropped him pretty quick. Been struggling at the position since. ha!

                      Meanwhile old man Jhonny Peralta is a stud….

                      Life!

  84. Worlds First Analrapist says:
    (link)

    Good morning Grey, solid write up. I was so close to picking up Holt for this week, but my damn partner didn’t agree.

    15-team, non keeper, 6×6 (OBP, QS), monthly lineups
    Based on value for the rest of the year, which side would you take:
    A) Harper, Michael Taylor, Bauer
    B) Braun, Yelich, Grienke

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thanks, would your opinion change if the A side swapped Bauer with Shoemaker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No, the trade is Harper for Braun, Yelich, Greinke, rest is irrelevant

  85. Mike says:
    (link)

    Trade offer in Yahoo (keep 5) league: 6*7 w/ OBP,SLG and QS as the extras: (K/9 in place of Ks)

    Marte, Souza, Chase Anderson
    or
    Brantley, Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mike: Marte, it’s fair

  86. Jon says:
    (link)

    Taijuan Walker or Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: Fiers

  87. Jaymz says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey! Struggling at 2b like most, thoughts on Travis/Lawrie/Paredes/Valbuena/Holt ROS? Thanks!

    • Jaymz says:
      (link)

      Forgot to throw in Forsythe too..

      • Jaymz says:
        (link)

        Turner is also available, my bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jaymz: Paredes, Holt

  88. Jon says:
    (link)

    Would you deal Heyward for Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: Sure

  89. Jon says:
    (link)

    Or to expand this deal a little, how about Heyward+Ian Desmond for Segura+Avi Garcia+Alex Wood?

    • J-FOH says:
      (link)

      @Jon: I’d take that all day if the other guy will

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: i’d find it hard to believe that anybody would give you even 2 of those for the 2 you’re trying to dump on him.

  90. Matty says:
    (link)

    Great read.
    I hate asking long specific questions listing off my roster, but hopefully something here is helpful for others as well. Really struggling in the rotation on one of my teams after getting greedy on the waiver wire with cheap bats. In my ten team h2h I’m currently shuffling
    Guerrero,
    Cargonz,
    Gallo,
    Crush,
    Belt,
    Myers
    between two utility spots and the bench as they’re the worst of my offense. Unfortch my rotation is :
    Yordano, Liriano, McHugh, Ross, Buch, Shoe, and Hendricks. I’ve been stymied grabbing hot pickups because I fear the guy in second is also reading your column.
    Any obvious three for one type pitching upgrades from there? Any obvious bats to drop?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Matty: @Matty: Thanks! Can drop Myers and Gallo… Shoe, McHugh and Buch are streamers

      • Matty says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        You like Crush that much more than Gallo ROS? I had myself deluded into assuming they’d be about the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yes

  91. phil says:
    (link)

    who would you want on your team Nick Martinez or Trevor May or none?

  92. DirtyD30 says:
    (link)

    12-team roto 5×5

    Need pitching and CI, stacked in the OF and 1st in saves. Does this sound OK?

    I give: Bryce Harper, Jay Bruce, Santiago Casilla
    I get: Miguel Cabrera, Sonny Gray

    Thanks Gray!

  93. David Jansson says:
    (link)

    Best in 2016 (pick 2):

    Addison Russell, Corey Seager, Rougned Odor, Javier Baez?

    Thanks!

  94. Jack says:
    (link)

    Jace or Duffy?

  95. KarlJ says:
    (link)

    Bogaerts hit cleanup yesterday for Boston. How much do you see his value increasing if he stays in the middle of the order? Does he become a borderline top 5 fantasy SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @KarlJ: He’s been hitting in a good spot for a few, hasn’t doe anything to his value

  96. Grant says:
    (link)

    I need to drop 1. Who should it be?
    It’s 14 team 7×7 league with holds.

    JA Happ
    Kendal Graveman
    Torii Hunter
    Zach Duke
    Will Venable
    Colin McHugh

      • Grant says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Gotta drop 1 more. Who would be next?

  97. TJ says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, I was wondering you’re opinion of what to do when your team is injury plagued. I’m in a H2H league and struggling with injuries all over…

    HanRam continues to get hurt every other day.. Adam Jones keeps getting random DTDs (I like the sound of that…). Wil Myers screwed me. Dickerson isn’t going to be healthy and the only player I have to pick up the slack is Jeffin’ Abreu (it’s like Effin Strasburg, but with the silent J)

    Is it time to panic and make some moves or hold off for now? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TJ: Make moves

      • ERad says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Scared money don’t make none!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Love it!

  98. doghat666 says:
    (link)

    10 team, 10×10 daily roto, league
    SPs:
    Cole, Liriano, WChen, JGarcia, Quintana, AWood, Ventura, TRoss, Velasquez

    Need to drop someone to stream.

  99. Bostero111 says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey. I need to drop one of the following since Fister is back tomorrow. Which one should I drop?

    – Avisail Garcia
    – Ben Zobrist
    – Yasmany Tomas
    – Brandon Moss

    Thanks!

  100. Jon says:
    (link)

    Who from this list is the best save speculation?

    Jepsen, Boxberger, Tazawa, Feliz, Qualls, Motte, Osuna, Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: Osuna

  101. J-FOH says:
    (link)

    I think I cracked the conger code. If you flip over the n it becomes a u and spells couger which looks like cougar. Your mind was playing tricks on you grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @J-FOH: Oh my God! It’s like Manchurian Candidate with cougars controlling me!

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Grey: cougars rule everything around me cream is my money olda’ olda’ is ill ya’ll

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Cream gives me gas, olda olda

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: my colon rules everything around me my gas ain’t funny dairy is a no no

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              HA

  102. Ron Rondell Dell says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    I have Correa and Segura. I could use another SP but there is nothing on waivers worth dropping Segura for.

    Could you give me an example of an SP to target that would be fair value for Segura?

    Many Thanks,

    Ron Rondell Dell

  103. Ken Plane says:
    (link)

    Yelich seems to be heating up, drop Heyward for him or hold

  104. SallyCips says:
    (link)

    What up, man?

    What’s a good pitching return on Ian Desmond right now? I offered him up for Arrieta, but haven’t heard back. What about Carrasco? Any other to think about?

    Also, odd to see Chen demoted because he wasn’t being used this weekend. But I was able to switch out my NA for Lindor. For now, I only have a four man rotation, hence why the above question is relevant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @SallyCips: I’d take Carrasco, maybe Richards?

      • SallyCips says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Hmm, Richards would say that Desmond and Segura are worth the same, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah

          • SallyCips says:
            (link)

            @Grey: eek, I don’t think I can sign off on that. Would rather keep Desmond with the summer months ahead. Think Desmond finishes higher than Segura.

            That said, I have Segura as well, and think Richards for him would be a better return.

            Carrasco for Desmond talent wise I can get behind, too, for some reason more than Richards. Something about him raises flags.

  105. tank1 says:
    (link)

    In a keeper league, would you deal Betts and Buxton for Altuve? Betts and Buxton would both have late round draft tags next year whereas Altuve would cost a 4th round pick to keep. Thanks!

  106. Five-On-One says:
    (link)

    Turner or Odor for MI spot?

  107. Ignorant says:
    (link)

    Herrro!
    Trying to sell Nelson Cruz. Got two offers. Lester and Sonny Gray. 10 team keeper.
    What do you think chef?
    Btw. Your polish neighbor misses you, but hey, what can do ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ignorant: Ha! I’d take Gray, Lester, it’s fair

  108. huberto PEREZ says:
    (link)

    im in a 10 team h2h points league I was offered felix Hernandez for joc Pederson and stepehen Vogt I have lucroy that I could plug in my c position and my pitchers are Strasburg,kershaw,liriano,carrasco,walker,rodon,latos in my league the limit is 6 sp thinking and my outfield consist off : b.harper,brantley,betts,reddick and for utility spot I put correa since I have tulo ss I need your help with this trade think I should do it

    thanks highly appreciated

  109. the fez says:
    (link)

    Still Seager over Machado?

  110. Caesar says:
    (link)

    My Kenley for his Carrasco?

  111. John says:
    (link)

    Grey,
    10 tm H2H keeper (keep 12 of 24)
    What do you think of this trade:
    HIS – Harrison, Dickerson, Harvey, Cole, Shields
    My – Braun, B.Phillips, A.Wood, Arrieta, Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @John: Too many moving parts, Cole side

  112. MaybeNextYear says:
    (link)

    Great stuff as always Grey – insightful and entertaining. Reading your daily column is always a nice way to start the day.

    I generally refrain from seeking out help on trade situations, but I think I need it here. I have a manager willing to take my Brantley in exchange for Shields or Strasburg. I feel good about my OF corps in Puig, Choo, and Maybin, with Soler to (hopefully) return soon (as well as Myers, if he can ever stop wearing out his wrists). This is a keeper league (and I kept Brantley from last year). Any thoughts? Many thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @MaybeNextYear: Thanks! How bad do you need an SP? I’d likely pass

      • AlwaysNextYear says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks for the reply. I’m probably just being greedy. My rotation is Kluber, Pineda, Salazar, Carrasco, Richards, Ross, and Shelby Miller. If it matters, the league is head-to-head, not roto.

  113. Sausage says:
    (link)

    Best keeper player to try and flip in a trade right now based on combination of ROS projections and next years keeper value?? I like them all but will be unable to keep one next year so want to maximize one their value now. My offense is top 1 or 2 now. Im leaning pederson or correa but think would get most for pederson compared to correa at this time but think next year their value could be similar – I may be wrong.

    Pederson (9th roind)
    Abreu (6th roind)
    Harvey (10th round)
    Arenado (11th round)
    Correa (10th round)

    I could hold also but wondering if I could steal harper, miggy, or goldshmidt who cannot be kept beyond this year for one of these. Thanks

      • Sausage says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thanks Grey. I was gonna shoot for harper, goldy, and trout who all Cannot be kept next year in exchange for Abreu who can kept as 6th next year as you are recommending. What order would you target those players above? Position and roster issues are not an issue to consider.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Trout, Goldy, Harper

  114. Bostero111 says:
    (link)

    My Felix for his Marte. Who wins? Thanks!

  115. KevBo says:
    (link)

    Would you take Holt over A. Guerrero?

  116. Mitchell Freedman says:
    (link)

    Drop fowler for Dickerson?

  117. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Carter and Castro vs Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Blackmon

  118. dude says:
    (link)

    Wanted to say thanks for this blurb; “15. Manny Machado – He could easily put up a top 20 overall season. Not just top ten 3rd basemen. Not top 50 overall. Top 20.”

    Currently ranked 18th in CBS. Traded Yasmani Tomas for him in the off-season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice!

  119. The call me the wonderer says:
    (link)

    Got a general beef/question about these weekly fantasy ball systems. I’m in a CBS weekly roto league.

    Beef 1: A player gets injured during the weekly scoring period (usually on Monday for me) and that team is forced to play short handed for the week. In baseball no team would go with 7 posit players on the field or forfeit a game because their SP can’t go. So it’s just poor system design to me. Is there a fantasy baseball system out there that handles this properly and allows you to substitute in a player mid-week?

    Beef 2: CBS Lineup lock time. Our lineups lock 5 mins before the 1st major league game on Monday. Most injury updates are provided by teams before their games begin. So….if you have some “maybe-can-play/maybe can’t” players who happen to be playing west coast games you are at a disadvantage vs teams with east coast players. I think a properly designed system should not lock a player until 5 minutes before “HIS TEAM” plays the first game of that scoring period. Am I right? Do any systems work that way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Beef 1: Amen Beef 2: Amen! CBS is the worst with Beef 2, even in daily leagues I get screwed by the entire lineup locking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Beef 2, ESPN and Yahoo allow changing for individual teams

      • The call me the wonderer says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Since you and the RB crew seem to play on a lot of different sites, it’d be interesting to see you do all do an indepth “rating the fantasy ball systems” article for us private leaguers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I like CBS for some things, maybe next preseason I’ll do that…

          • The call me the wonderer says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Thanks again. I’ll look forward to it.

            I’ve been reading the FAQs on a hosting site called Fantrax and it looks like their system elegantly handles both beefs (and it’s free)! Do you (or any of you avid Razzball readers out there) play in a Fantrax league? If so how’s it compare to the most common sites (espn, yahoo, cbs, etc)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I’ve never used Fantrax, Rudy has I believe

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
              (link)

              @The call me the wonderer: fantrax is the best for so many reasons. mostly since they always have the existing players for dynasty leagues. none of this arbitrary waiting shit. you sound like you shouldn’t be playing in weekly locking leagues, i don’t, the whole concept is like riding around in a wheelchair when your legs work just fine, unless of course you are some sort of lumberjack or splunker who only has web access at once specific time a week.

    • @The call me the wonderer: I played on Fantrax maybe 5 years ago. Don’t recall much about it. We use OnRoto for Tout and it allows you to swap out DL’d guys during the week for someone on your bench. Nice feature.

      I also like the NFBC option of swapping your hitters before Friday-Sunday. Great for a week like this where Colorado is home at the end of the week.

  120. Tom says:
    (link)

    I don’t need K’s but I desperately need a W in my H2H match without killing rates. Pick 1:
    Elias (SEA) v HOU (McCullers)
    Ventura (KC) v BOS (Rodriguez)
    Warren (NYY) v DET (Simon)
    DeSclafani (CIN) v MIA (Haren)
    Haren (MIA) @ CIN (Desclafani)
    Estrada (TOR) v BAL (Wright)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      DeSclafani

  121. J-FOH says:
    (link)

    Happy Master Chef Day!

    Last night I went to the bar for team trivia night. It’s hosted by a “comedian” who is good at the hosting part, not so good with the comedy. Dude tries out new jokes on us and I’m over in the corner heckling him. Let’s just say I didn’t make a new friend last night. I tried to drink through the night so I could forget it’s not Masterchef night yet, it kinda worked. I say kinda because I was more angry than usual. We won, I was the ringer, and that still wasn’t good enough for me. I thought we should of won by more. I don’t even know why I’m telling you all this, I think I’m just passing the time until 8 o’clock when wonderful starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Happy MC Day! I love bar trivia, I used to be good but now I might just ask, how big is your league and do you need pitching?

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Grey: your answer sheet would be filled with your go to responses

        1) It’s fair
        2) ha
        3) see rankings
        4) meh
        5) fowler
        6) gotcha
        7) HA!
        8) you can drop him
        9) I’d hold
        10) Stanton side

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          HA! Yup!

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: call me weird, and I never wanted to be one of these people but I want to see what the master chef live tweets are like. Is this weird? and how do we get one of these contestants on the podcast?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Get one of the contestants on the podcast, please!

              • J-FOH says:
                (link)

                @Grey: doesn’t Mrs. Doubtfire know Katrina the thrift store Julia Child?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Yeah, Featherbottom was homies with homely girl… So, who’s going home tonight? I’m guess the light-skinned black guy whose name I still don’t know

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: She is a big Brewers fan. Pretty much anything Wisconsin, sans Scott Walker. Cheese, beer, Brewers, Bob Ueke, etc…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      That’s all Wisconsians, no?

                  • J-FOH says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: random latte goes home? sounds about right. I want 50 year old flamboyant guy to go home but i also want him to stay so urban farmer henry rollins can go nuts and beat him up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Flamboyant guy ain’t going anywhere… Guaranteed someone goes home tonight that we don’t really know

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      you’re the reality expert and that makes sense. I guess what I want to see is someone shockingly get sent home to stir it up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Yeah, think too soon for that

                • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
                  (link)

                  @J-FOH: It’s Felicia Featherbottom from Blackstool!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    Blackstool sounds like the culinary home of Great Britain

                    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
                      (link)

                      @Grey: Or a Guy Fieri restaurant

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      “What? It’s a bar and grill!”

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      @Grey: blackstool is what you get when you drink pepto…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Pepto and vodka

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      the pink commie, I believe that was Bukowski’s go too breakfast drink

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Hahahaha

          • ERad says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Depends on needs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Ha, yup!

            • J-FOH says:
              (link)

              @ERad: good call, I was playing up to the boss with the stanton line

  122. JD says:
    (link)

    Trust Wood vs Boston today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  123. Ron says:
    (link)

    I have 6 fairly good options but only need 3 for tonight.

    Reyes vs.Neise
    Harrison vs. Danks
    Hosmer vs. Fiers
    Joc vs. Wandy
    Bryant vs. Marcum
    Ortiz vs. Wood

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Joc vs. Wandy
      Bryant vs. Marcum
      Ortiz vs. Wood

      • RicoSuave says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Ortiz is not playing tonight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Give me all the choices again

  124. Jaymz says:
    (link)

    Thanks Grey – one more, can you pls rank B Crawford/Leonys/Avisail as Utility hitter ROS (10-team mixed). Thanks again, your opinion is gold to us fantasy micromanagers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Avisail, Martin

  125. TayTay says:
    (link)

    In a12 man league, who would you rather have; (Steve!) Holt or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Souza

  126. ashtray says:
    (link)

    Miggy or Harper. Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Miggy, it’s fair

  127. brett says:
    (link)

    Need to drop 1 choose from: Quintana, Fiers, Rodon, Gio Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Fiers

  128. gogulls says:
    (link)

    Time to throw in the towel w/ Alex Guerrero?
    Drop him for Paredes or Lomo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes, Paredes

      • gogulls says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Jonathan Schoop expected to be back soon… I wonder if this leaves Paredes w/out an everyday position? Buck is almost as unpredictable as Mattingly!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, could hurt Paredes

  129. herschel says:
    (link)

    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need pitching help. j-up for felix. too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

      • herschel says:
        (link)

        @Grey: what about j-up/volquez for felix/cargo (col)? any better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          It’s better, I wouldn’t trade a top bat for a top arm, in general

          • herschel says:
            (link)

            @Grey: yeah, i wouldnt either, but desperate times…staff consists of arrieta, carrasco, c-mart, t ross, a wood, samardzija, fiers, volquez. thought i did a decent job at the draft, but you know. feel like at this point i need to add a solid arm or do you think this staff can start performing to pre-season expectations? if not a top arm, what tier do you think i should target?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              That staff sounds fine…Maybe a Richards type arm

  130. Andre says:
    (link)

    Advice on who to pick up and who to drop. 10tm H2H categories, keeper league, keep 5 players forever….counting stats are H, HR, RBI, AVG, Steals, Walks, and R. We have limited moves so these would be ROS.

    The weak point of my team has been my two utility spots. I have Gallo and Souza currently in those slots. My options to pick up are:

    Holt
    J. Harrison
    Maybin
    M. Franco
    Flores.

    Are you rostering any of these guys? Or Hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lose Gallo for Franco

    • Andre says:
      (link)

      @Andre:

      Also forgot to add to this list….Devon Travis

  131. Mike says:
    (link)

    Trade my Burns for his Lester straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  132. henncoop says:
    (link)

    Shallow 10 team H2H league with 6 unlimited keepers each yr. 2 questions if you would.
    1) I have no room for Myers on the DL with Soler there who I feel might be a potential keeper given his age etc & Strasburg in the other DL spot
    Drop Myers or Soler & pick up Ozuna, Yellich, Bruce, Revere, Jackson, or Tomas??

    2) Is McHugh droppable in this shallow of a league for Fiers, Walker, Latos, Hahn? or Syndergaard on waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1) Drop Myers, Yelich 2) Drop McHugh for Noah

  133. CDouglas says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Drop Myers

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
      (link)

      @CDouglas: wow, 12 team mixed league and the bats are scarce, aren’t those the exact same leagues where avisail is getting dropped? or souza isn’t owned? real problems there for 8 teamer dudes maybe.

  134. Greyismyhero says:
    (link)

    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.

    Possible drops:

    Velasquez
    Hughes
    Ross
    McHugh
    Ventura
    Anderson

    Possible Adds:

    Ray
    Lincecum
    Marcum
    Santana (for return)
    Gonzalez (for return)
    Lewis
    Tillman

    Thanks

    S
    M
    O
    K
    E

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Drop McHugh for Ray…Smoke it!

  135. Atlas says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks, Atlas!

  136. Warren says:
    (link)

    Yo yo. OBP H2h league, ten teamer. What do you think of this trade? My squad:

    C: Hundley
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Lemahieu
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Harper
    OF: Puig
    OF: Bautista
    UTIL: Abreu
    Bench: Correa
    Bench: Arenado

    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)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds like it works for you

  137. agarthered says:
    (link)

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

    Would you drop any of them for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Xander

  138. Alex says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      Samardzija

      • Alex says:
        (link)

        @Grey: @Grey: Cool thanks Grey.

  139. Nolan Arenado says:
    (link)

    Holt or Avisail ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Avisail

      • Nolan Arenado says:
        (link)

        @J-FOH: Thanks guys!

  140. Trout says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t drop Longo

  141. Moscowitz says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Hold for now 2. Hold

  142. omar says:
    (link)

    AL only relatively deep league:

    Melky Cabrera or Kendrys Morales ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kendrys

  143. Dj says:
    (link)

    Does alcides not steal bases anymore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I know, right?

  144. hankg says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s fair

  145. Mitchell Freedman says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Who?

      • Mitchell Freedman says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Alex Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nah, I’d bench him

      • Mitchell Freedman says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          He is

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
          (link)

          @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?

  146. ERad says:
    (link)

    Fiers @ KC today – you starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

  147. Chris says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d want Cain, thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
      (link)

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

  148. Gray's sports almanac says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You too! Bauer

  149. Elliot

    Elliot says:
    (link)

    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

      Elliot says:
      (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice!

  150. mzyptlk says:
    (link)

    Chase A @LAA. Wandy @ LAD…….start em?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

  151. Dj says:
    (link)

    Cola vs Wright or garret Jones vs Simon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cola

  152. dom says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        He doesn’t play every day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Works for me

  153. Hern says:
    (link)

    Drop Velasquez for any listed below?

    Buehrle
    Chris Young
    Phelps
    Erasing Ramirez
    Ray

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Erasmo

      • Hern says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thank you brother!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  154. scott steelers says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      @scott steelers: I have frazier at 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gallo

  155. Swfcdan says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Try to trade

  156. Atlas says:
    (link)

    Kyle Schwarber has been called up.

    • Atlas says:
      (link)

      @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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Went over him yesterday

  157. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  158. Grant says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d want Holt

  159. Malicious Phenom says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Jones there, but it’s more or less fair

      • Malicious Phenom says:
        (link)

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

        OF would then be

        Byrce
        Jup
        Puig
        Marte is U

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, it’s fair enough

  160. Sange76 says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Segura

  161. Frank White says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      @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 says:
      (link)

      @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 says:
        (link)

        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 says:
          (link)

          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 says:
            (link)

            @Frank White: Is this a redraft..

          • Malicious Phenom says:
            (link)

            @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 says:
              (link)

              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 says:
                (link)

                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 says:
                  (link)

                  @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 says:
                  (link)

                  @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 says:
                (link)

                @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..

  162. Rusty says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moss

  163. Jim says:
    (link)

    ROS Colabello or Moreland
    Thanks, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland

  164. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

    start OZUNA at Nyy vs pineda

    or souza at WASH vs zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ozuna

  165. Jimmy says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Soler

  166. Dom says:
    (link)

    You like souza vs Zimmerman or Hamilton vs price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hamilton

  167. Jim says:
    (link)

    ROS Jace Peterson or Brock Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jace, pretty much coin flip

  168. Starlin says:
    (link)

    Pick 1

    Souza vs zim
    Pablo vs wood
    Polanco vs Danks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Pablo

  169. Jerry says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Burns

  170. The Great Knoche says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      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.

      • The Great Knoche says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha…Should’ve went with “First name”-Full Of Hate “Last name”

          • The Great Knoche says:
            (link)

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Aw!!!

  171. Jerry says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ross, likely coin flip

  172. Pete says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Heyward

  173. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Holt

    • Hot Rod

      JimmyBond says:
      (link)

      @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!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Nah, forget the Roasrio nonsense, even though I am streaming him tonight

      • Hot Rod

        JimmyBond says:
        (link)

        @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

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’d hold

          • Hot Rod

            JimmyBond says:
            (link)

            @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!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Holt

  174. Greys #1 Fan says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Robbie, Anderson over Rodon and Velasquez

  175. Joe Shmoe says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, you can lose him

  176. Dommattingly says:
    (link)

    Drop A guerro for Jace?

    • Dommattingly says:
      (link)

      @Dommattingly: Alex Guerrero that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  177. Cue Ballz says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  178. Dr. Sauce says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rizzo

      • Dr. Sauce says:
        (link)

        @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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Sounds decent

  179. Jim says:
    (link)

    Safe to pitch Santiago in AZ tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  180. Star says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Souza

  181. A Hill O' Beans says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d trade one mid-tier closer for him and pray, he doesn’t sound great

  182. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I agree with Mike

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha…Yup!

  183. geegee says:
    (link)

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Revere

  184. Dobny says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  185. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Garcia

  186. jay says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      He hasn’t pitched well outside of Coors, don’t think it makes any sense to start him there

  187. Chicken Dinner says:
    (link)

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

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jace works for me too

  188. Da Bears says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Holt

  189. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  190. Reid says:
    (link)

    Ozuna or Yelich in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ozuna

      • Reid says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Nice! Ozuna

      • Reid says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Avisail

  191. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agreed, be interesting to hear what exactly the Cards were able to get from them

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
        (link)

        @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)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Or making your password, “GoAstros!”

  192. Jerry says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Burns

  193. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Fowler, likely toss up

  194. Robert says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Pablo

      • Robert says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  195. Chicken Dinner says:
    (link)

    MI question. Points.

    Jace, Gennett, or Lindor?

    Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
      (link)

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

  196. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Better chance for getting the closer job Giles or Osuna?

    Icarlos goes yard again!

    thanks man!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Wow! Crazy…. Giles

  197. hankg says:
    (link)

    Make either deal in a keeper league:

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

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Scherzer one

  198. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
    (link)

    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

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ugh

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
        (link)

        @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.

  199. njs says:
    (link)

    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).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s fair, sure

  200. Jon says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Looks fine

  201. Ritchie Rich says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  202. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Only if he gets four hits in every game would be my guess, but worth a flyer for now

  203. Jonny Runs says:
    (link)

    Who do you like better ROS… Cole or Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cole

  204. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      David Robertson? He’s been hurt for weeks

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
        (link)

        @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 says:
          (link)

          @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.

  205. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Murphy

  206. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Drop Pax, move V-Mart into DL…I’d likely go Wada, but I’d look at matchups

  207. J-FOH says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha…Not watching until later, after the roundup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That’s exactly how I’ve felt at the beginning of every episode though

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

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

  208. Prime_Time_Players says:
    (link)

    Should Hechavarria be owned in leagues?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
      (link)

      @Prime_Time_Players: i would in 16 teams and up.

  209. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      @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.

  210. jal179 says:
    (link)

    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)

  211. stlcards02 says:
    (link)

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

  212. Abdoozy says:
    (link)

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

  213. Sam says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      @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 says:
        (link)

        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.

  214. Derrick says:
    (link)

    Todd Frazier is the greatest.

    • Sam says:
      (link)

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

  215. Mello Yello says:
    (link)

    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)

Comments are closed.