Tsuyoshi Wada hit the majors leagues yesterday, so let’s talk about the new Yu Darvish!  Actually, that’s Masahiro Tanaka. Okay, let’s talk about the new Hiroki Kuroda!  That’s Ryu.  Uh, the new Cubs pitcher that I’m excited about?  That’s Arrieta.  The new pitcher that autocorrect tries to change his first name to tsuris?  By the by, is my autocorrect anti-Semitic?  Why does it suggest tsuris?  Because I’m half-Heb?  And why did autocorrect just change Jew to Heb.  Siri, dial the Anti-Defamation League and apologize.  “Dialing your mother now.”  Siri, not cool!  Any pitcher that does compare to Wada?  Yes, the new Bruce Chen.  So, Wada is a rookie in name only.  He’s 33 years old, and the first rookie with salt and pepper hair to throw five shutout innings since Satchel Paige.  He’s also a soft-tossing lefty.  Yawn.  He might catch some hitters off-balance, but he’s probably around a high-6 K/9 and a 4 ERA pitcher.  Yesterday’s line of 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks is okay, but not much to flap your gums about outside of NL-Only leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Arismendy Alcantara – He’s coming up!  Only for a few days while Darwin’s wife proves evolution.  Boo!  If you have room to gamble that Arismendy Alcantara (I just like saying his whole name) hits six homers in the next three days and forces the Cubs to keep him up, grab him.  I wouldn’t cut anyone special for him because the Cubs want to build up Darwin’s trade value (ha!) and get rid of him (good luck!) before Arismendy Alcantara is up for good.

Chris Coghlan – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers, a day after going 4-for-5.  I picked him up before the end of his 2nd game yesterday.  Right after he launched his 2nd homer of the day.  Why do I tell you this minutiae?  Because you need to see the dedication it takes to get ahead in this fantasy baseball thing.  You can’t go to Bennigan’s and play bar trivia, hoping Coghlan will be there when you get home.  So what you know the melting point of steel and that won you a Michelob, that doesn’t matter like Chris Coghlan!  C’mon!  (Unless your job is melting steel, then it’s all good.)

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-8 and his 19th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Joey Votto – Finally placed on the DL with a strained left quad.  The other day, Joey Votto said his knee wasn’t the problem.  Apparently, he wasn’t lying.  Why do I get the feeling there’s going to be a TV movie made about Votto and his struggles with anxiety and how he could’ve been one of the greats if not for other issues that we’re not hearing about?  Fear Doesn’t Strike Out, It Hits A Double starring Liev Schreiber.

Johnny Cueto – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I never trade for top pitching unless I’m buying low, but the other day I traded Puig for Cueto in Tout Wars, because my team is an abomination and I needed to mix shizz up.  I followed that trade with Teheran for Rizzo, since I was playing Brock Holt at first base.  This was all necessitated because I lost Prince Fielder, who I hear is now a Playgirl model.  Interesting route ESPN takes with The Body Issue, trying to get some spillover Men’s Health readers who aren’t getting enough fat naked men.   A naked Prince Fielder to ESPN’s demographics makes about as much sense as a kale salad recipe in a BBQ magazine.  “I came here for a brown sugar/cumin rub, but I sure am glad I found a dressing for my kale!”  Only ESPN’s reversed it, giving readers a glimpse of the brown sugar/cumin rub.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-8, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer in the day game.  Makes a little more sense now why Stevie Van Zandt is telling everyone Bruce is his best friend and they’ve been friends for 45 years and how he wants Bruce to have sex with his wife.  Because the man is hot!

Billy Hamilton – 4-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (36, 37).  Take that descendants of Aaron Burr!

Casey McGehee – 0-for-4.  The Marlins said they will not trade McGehee.  Worst reverse psychology ploy ever.  “What about Mike Trout for McGehee?”  “No, sirs and/or madams, he’s not available.”  “Plus $500 million from Arte Moreno’s sock drawer?”  “Okay, fine.”

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  OZUNA parks balls over fence.  OZUNA finger hurts.  OZUNA FINDS CAPS LOCK.  OZUNA HAPPY.

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 2 ER and like his 17th blown save in the last week.  Yes, I own Brad Ziegler in multiple leagues.  Yes, there will be a change.  Yes, over the All-Star Break on July 15th at 6:07 PM EST.  Wow, this crystal ball is amazing!

Vidal Nuno – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Kevin Towers does it again!  Oh, wait, he’s never made any good trades.

Julio Teheran – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  I watched this game, as I’m wont to do with the Mets, because I like their announcers, and they were speculating that Teheran was worried the Mets were stealing signs.  Were worried is being modest, Teheran looked like Henry Hill on fifteen lines of coke while he was seeing helicopters.  Him and his catcher started doing the Curly Shuffle to try to get signs out to him.  Basically, Teheran looked terrible because he was completely in his own head.

B.J. Upton – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 15th steal.  On the fo’serious, has there ever been a guy with a sub-.300 OBP leadoff for longer than two weeks in a lineup with all hitters that have a better OBP?  I await your answer with bated breath and my pet tigerfish that has baited breath.  He’s a rescue.

Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals (10, 11).  He’s hitting .247 with eight homers.  You know when Mary Ann gets a makeover and looks just like Ginger?  Okay, imagine Ginger’s not pretty but a low average, speed first and power second outfielder.  Now imagine Ginger is Desmond Jennings.  Heyward’s become Ginger.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks.  As previously said on the aforementioned tip, I watched this game and the Braves looked worse than deGrom looked good.  That’s not even accounting for the shaggy mane hanging on the back of his neck.  Does that look good?  Let me…mullet over.  Zadow!  deGrom gets the Marlins next and the Stream-o-Nator likes it and I agree.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  It was a solo homer, because he was leading off the game.  He at least has a decent OBP, but he’s the best power hitter in the Mets lineup.  Moving on before the ulcer kicks in.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  In April, he was a 24-homer, .260 hitter.  Last month, he was a 30-homer, .280 hitter.  This month he’s a six-homer, .240 hitter.  Duda, DUDA, doodie.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  I wonder if someone went into Terry Collins’s office and switched Lagares and Grandy in the lineup right before the game, and then Collins saw it play out, if he’d be like, “Hey, that works.”

Josh Beckett – Hit the 15-day DL with a hip impingement, which sounds like something that happens when you play too aggressive on a pinball machine.  Beckett should only miss one start due to the All-Star break.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Did MLB allow steroids once a week as I suggested?  There was a shizzton of offense yesterday.  (Shizzton is more than crapton, less than shizzload, obviously.)

A.J. Ellis – 0-for-3.  Did you know that Bret Easton Ellis only has 6 RBIs less than A.J.?  The only way he’d be trailing in homers is if he had less than zero.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Frequent commenter, Big Magoo, said this the other day, “Here’s (Kemp’s) triple slash across 112 June PAs: .317/.375/.525.  Roughly 30 percent of his batted balls were line drives, and he cut his K% to 22.3%, which is below his career average.  The only real concern for me is his lack of steals (0 for 2 in June), but he’s more of a 12-15 steal player at this point anyway.  He’s playing pretty much everyday, and he’s getting better and seemingly healthier as the season advances.  Should be able to get him for a reasonable price via trade too.”  And that’s me quoting Big Magoo!  He brings up solid points, and Kemp looks like he’s on the verge of breaking out.

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I don’t think Uribe’s ever homered in his career without following it up with at least one more in the next few days, so forget about dancing with the one that brought you and grab for a few days.

Andy Dirks – Started a rehab assignment and should return in about ten days.  Between Rajai, Torii and J.D., there should be enough playing time to go around for Dirks in deeper daily leagues where you can platoon him.  Keep in mind, Dirks isn’t just an onomatopoeia of Dr. Evil’s dancing, he could provide power and light speed without killing you in average.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.84 with the conshellation win.  Really settled down after a five-inning first, which is a positive like if you drink enough poison, your breath stops smelling.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, might be taking this a little too far.  He said he’s changing his name to Rajai Davos, SAGNOF Baratheon, believer of the Lord of the Light Bat, Speedy Outfielder.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Fun fact!  Nick used to hang out with a kid named Stanley, and he’d always yell Ca-STELLLLLLLA-nos.

Torii Hunter – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  Let’s just say everyone on the Tigers had three hits, except Austin Jackson (0-for-3, 1 RBI).  Hard to pull off that epic of a ticker tease when your team scores 14 runs, you hit leadoff and don’t score one run.

Ricky Nolasco – Hit the DL with an elbow sprain.  He originally hurt his elbow beating off sabermetricians who kept wanting to talk to him about his FIP.

Phil Hughes – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Before you even think about it, he goes to Coors next.  The Rockies are gonna get their Phil.  *high fives self*  Ow, not so hard!

Sam Fuld – 3-for-3 and a slam (2) and double legs (9, 10).  What the Fuld?!

Chris Young – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Tlosses, ERA down to 2.99.  He could have a 1.50 ERA and I wouldn’t trust him.  Nothing to do with my motto either:  Never trust anyone that blocks the sun for an entire seaboard.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4.  Still hitting leadoff, and over .300 in the last week.  Remember Kole Calhoun without The Sciosciapath as his manager?  That’s Saunders.  But, seriously, what the Fuld?!

Tyler Skaggs – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (0 walks), 2 Ks.  Maybe you throw the ball out of the strike zone once in a while to avoid the Hit Squad, so Keith Murray can call you the most beautifullest thing in the world.

Jose Reyes – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .267 on the year.  Bit of a double-edged sword.  You want him to hit well, but if he gets to .300, he will shut it down for the year.  Even if that’s just .299 infinity nines.

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Comatose Blue Jays Fan, “Why do I feel like I’m watching the Mets?”

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  That’s my boy!  Now let’s go play catch so you don’t sing me Cat’s in the Cradle.

Carlos Beltran – Missed another game with his knee bothering him.  He doesn’t think it’ll be a long-term problem.  Nah, I’m sure the older he gets, the more magical it will feel.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 2.51.  Get it together, Tanaka, Jack Ma wouldn’t even permit that trash on Alibaba!  Jack Ma rules!  That’s what Jack Ma says whenever he walks into a room.  He obviously says it in Chinese.

Justin Masterson – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Only about two months and 75 earned runs late.  Masterson should have to pay the fantasy league fees for everyone that he roped in after his intermittent quality starts that led to eventual drubbings.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.23.  Here’s us:  crazy for Stroman, crazy for Bauer, crazy for Gausman, and Jesse Hahn pitches well.  Removes hat, eats hat, burps.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’m thinking about throwing a surprise party for Brantley this offseason.  Could someone lure him into my lair?  Mucho appreciado.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (9, 10).  A positive fantasy value day for Kipnis!  Well, I’ll be danged!  I did tell everyone to avoid drafting him in the preseason, so I know no one owns him that reads this.  You all own Gyorko!

Nick Swisher – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games, batting .198 on the year.  I’d put him in the same boat as J.J. Hardy as a guy that I may not like, but he’s not this bad either.  If Swisher’s available, and he probably is, I’d look at him.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I played a game with Cougs last night while I was watching the Padres/Rockies game.  Which one of these players is African-American:  Tyson Ross or Charlie Blackmon?  She got it wrong.  Tyson doesn’t just sell white meat.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, belted off of Ross.  *shakes head, disapprovingly*  Black on black violence.  A shame.

Joe SaundersRoyals signed him to a minor league deal because they were bored.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th steal, and fourth in four games, hitting .322 on the year and owned in 32% of leagues.  Oh.  Huh?  Just leave your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is Greyisajackass, we’re no longer over-the-internet friends.

Omar Infante – 2-for-5.  Yes, authorities in Australia would make Infante wear a nappy.  He’s still a smoldering pile of schmotato.

Jake McGee – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 6th save.  If he would’ve converted this save with no issues, he would’ve been the safe call as the Rays closer.  Of course, nothing is easy in Tampa’s bullpen, especially not when Maddon’s choosing pitchers’ roles by how they treat the elderly and setting his lineup to bad 80’s music.  The previous sentence was all completely true and sounds more outlandish than my fun facts.

Dylan Bundy – He will be limited to 75 pitches this year.  No word if he’ll do one pitch a day for 75 days or if he’ll do three pitches in 25 starts or– *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out he will be limited to 75 pitches per start.

Francisco Liriano – Will return to the Pirates rotation this weekend.  Great news if you were trying to figure out how to tank your team.

Gerrit Cole – Placed on the 15-day DL with a bad case of fantasy disappointment.  Hopefully it’s cured by next March.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Hasn’t really been hot for power since April when he hit 6 homers, but he also batted .180 that month.  Then in May he only hit 4 homers but .255, then 3 homers and .299 in June.  Okay, what I’m getting at is stop hitting for average and take out the mollywhopping stick!

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer and second in three games.  Hasn’t proven it out yet, but in the big picture, I see him as a Pedroia clone.  And that’s the first time Pedroia and big have appeared in the same sentence without the word heart.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Okay, next time aim for 6-plus innings and a good start.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s still barely a .230 hitter, but imagine if he can curb his Ks?  He missed the first two weeks of his rookie year and still has 18 homers.  Might be a year and a half away from a 1st rounder.  For serious.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4 and two homers (16, 17), hitting .194.  It’s almost like Earl Weaver is managing the Astros from heaven.  And Marge Schott is the GM putting a Kike in left.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals (40, 41), hitting .341.  Good show, Shorty Rock, now please stop.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, this was his 2nd homer in 3 games.  Not doing a whole lot for average or speed recently, but looks like his bat is starting to come alive.  Anyone that owned him last year knows he can go on a month long tear for SAGNOF.

Shane Victorino – Again had his rehab assignment pushed back.  Doode’s had more rehab problems than Lohan.

Brandon Workman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Like a good salt-of-the-earth, blue collar guy, what you see with Workman is exactly what you get.  No fancy words needed.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .313.  He should just rip off the tearaway pants and reveal the lightning bolts on his thighs.  Just do it already.  People want da fire!

Mike Napoli – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, and a walk.  He also played first base.  What does this all mean?  He only had time for two cigarette breaks all game.

Conor Gillaspie – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Due to an injury to Arenado and Trumbo (who was my corner man), I’ve had Gillaspie as my starting 3rd baseman in an NFBC league for two months.  Pity party, table for one.

Ryan Braun – His back caused him to sit out another game.  The Hebrew Hammer sounds like he needs a Hebrew needle in his Hebrew butt with some Hebrew PEDs.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Scooter vs. Wong.  Essentially same for this year, but Scooter is in front of Braun.  For those of you who found us after Googling Scooter Braun then clicked to page 457 of the search results.  Welcome!  Our TV on the Radio host is Canadian and so is Justin Bieber.  Coincidence?  Actually, it is.

Wily Peralta – 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Surprised to see he only gave up one homer.  Not surprised to see his ERA is now 3.95.  Sorry, I can’t sell him very hard; that’s Wily, low man on a fantasy staff.

Lyle Overbay – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and the grand slam in the 1st inning.  Bangfizzle!

Domonic Brown – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  *lifts dumpster lid behind Razzball Headquarters*  Put down the whiskey, Tehol, Domonic hit a homer.

Chase Utley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  Bit of a renaissance going on, as in he’s not quite in the middle ages but he’s still history.

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nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Seeing that samsung S5 commercial with the wu tang beat saying ‘wooong’ ‘wooong’ sounds like an omen to me.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

*sigh* are we still holding walker in a 12 team…again…

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: for the first time ever i own that twit, in a 16 teamer i inherited, and grabbed him about 2 days before he came off DL.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2:taijuan not neil. i stashed and dropped, stashed and dropped, stashed and dropped, grabbed and has 2 lackluster starts and now have a aaa (stutterer!) pitcher. I might be done with him…..until hes called up after all start break.

doyouholdyourwong
doyouholdyourwong
8 years ago

wong over scooter. love the HR/SB combo. best one out there

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

So dropping hill for wong in 10 team sounds about right?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: i mean i could go get scooter or harrison but they dont play everyday and wongs looking like he might be if he keeps hitting

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: we’ll only know that when and if he plays against lefty, he hasn’t done that yet, nor does Matheny like him enough yet to not jerk him around and play him higher than 8th yet. that 2nd part will change soon. so let’s see how Matheny’s dumbass has jerked him around so far now
1.demoted him after barely giving him a chance, he went down to AAA and tore ass
2. after injuring his shoulder Matheny keeps playing him, and he sucks for about 3 weeks since was playing injured
3. upon getting healthy he is slotted 8th, and has had 3 out of 4 great days.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
8 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: yup i know the series of events. I also know what hill has done for me all year. I know right now that all 3 are probably better options than hill regardless if they are playing everyday or not. All things equal i was asking for the best guy to run with. Wong is it. That could change and if so i will change too as we’re in schmotatto territory. Its a 10 team league where hill is my only hole so ill grab my wong no prob. Felt good to drop hill finally. Not sure what you were even recommending in the first place but yeah, i hope wong hits and starts all the time, all the time.

Bunny
Bunny
8 years ago

dropping Betances or Nathan for Smith?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Bunny
8 years ago

@Bunny: certainly betances, i think i’ve seen both other answers to that around these parts lately (last 2 nights), both nathan and smith answered.

Bunny
Bunny
8 years ago

another 0 for 4 for Segura. Still holding I assume. At what point would you drop him for Aybar or Escobar?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Bunny
8 years ago

@Bunny: if aybar got steals anymore it’d be him by landslide, since he produces everywhere else.

Sange76
Sange76
8 years ago

12 team head to head points keeper

ROS: T. D’arnaud, Yan Gomes or Stephen Vogt

I just threw up in my mouth after typing that….

Thanks!

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Sange76
8 years ago

@Sange76: vogt’s playing time is completely dependant on red dick’s health, i.e. when red dick’s swelling (that’s what she said) goes down (again, she’s a talky one) he’ll be back on bench.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
8 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: As an A’s fan I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Vogt’s been the best hitter on the team going on 3 weeks now, while Reddik has been a terrible hitter going on 2 seasons now. Moss is a more then serviceable RF and Vogts been playing 1B lately

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Tony
8 years ago

@Tony: if that were so obv, where were vogt’s at bats when red dick was healthy? i’m not saying your wrong, but their coaches don’t agree, yet.

Joeg414
Joeg414
8 years ago

Chisenhall for Nathan? Looking to gain points in Saves; I could deal Chisenhall for Nathan. I have Cargo coming back and Ozuna and Willingham as bench bats . Whata think?

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Joeg414
8 years ago

@Joeg414: Nathan may not be the closer for long

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f:
What about for Casilla?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

WONG! man i F’ed up. he’ll be gone by tomorrow for sure. 3 homers 1 double 4 games. had him for like 11 hours on monday.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: i really needed him to fail for like today-end of week.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: makes me feel a little better that i was just able to grab him in 2 other leagues (thank god for that stupid “daily-tomorrow” transactions), one of them a dynasty. couldn’t believe he wasn’t owned yet in that one. i’ve owned him three times in big money STL owners league. hard to fathom how he’s not held by somebody there. some of those twits have 6 or so bench bats.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: it does make you and Mike look pretty prettaaaay smart that even though when asked if he was over miller and/or some others when he first came back (i asked that too), it was still miller, but after the first homer it was all wong uber alles (except walker)

Carter
Carter
8 years ago

Someone dropped Segura in my league. Do I drop Jed, Wong, Pearce, or Calhoun for him or hold?

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Carter
8 years ago

@Carter: Jed

Carter
Carter
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: that’s what I was thinking but I like his 2b and ss eligibility.

Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

1 for 1

Dozier OR Chris Archer

Which side do you prefer?

the pillar & the stones
the pillar & the stones
8 years ago

Buy low on Darvish or are you concerned?

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

but , you’d be more concerned ,
if it was YOU who took a line drive off of your head .
(see , kids ? spelling IS important .

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

My opponent has 30 RBI. That’s all – just 30.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: No – for the week. But it’s only Wednesday!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

I’m so glad I held on to walker all this time!

Paz
Paz
8 years ago

drop Cron for Reimold short term?

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

Who you like best as a long term add:
Cmart deGrom Kennedy Chris young garza Morton

Tony
Tony
8 years ago

Please rank for ROS.. Calhoun, Span, Rajai

Thanks

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

hey Grey ….
nice cobb start .
should have listened to you .
(do you ever tire of hearing that ?)

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

certainly could have used him to off-set my stroman and yu starts .

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

Damn I got excited when I read Phillips got injured but it seems as though he’ll be back sooner rather than later.

Better spec add Giles or Ziegler? It’s just a matter of time for both right?

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

probably cobb ,
but i’m liking gausman ,
especially if i can’t get him back and have the option of keeping him for 2016 .

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

And now the Springer sonavabench. Of course.

los locos
los locos
8 years ago

Grey keeper league question and playoffs this season

I am obviously keeping kershaw and strausburg

I have Verlander wheeler and Guasman I’m done with Verlander trying to trade him for bailey and arrietA with draft picks.

Who gets keeper status next season
Wheeler
Guasman
Cobb
Arietta
Bailey

Only keep 3 pitchers

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

I’m up against Sale and Petricka in H2H and don’t own either anywhere else, so this is awesome.

So little joy on my own team – at least I have the misfortune of others to make me happy.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: i just hope it’s not guerra that stays in, but it will be. 3 guys flipping back and forth is worse than 2. twice as many ways to get scooped to the right guy.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: Haven’t gone near that bullpen so this is all just stress-free entertainment for me.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: i don’t either in anything but deep leagues, or ones i just took over that only have 1 closer. it’d be like smoking crack for the taste otherwise.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

here’s some good news, that absentee owner with hot bats tulo/teix/ has 2 injured guys he’ll be starting for ROW, in v-mart/phillips (just got hurt)

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
8 years ago

petricka owners grab putnam (or maybe guerra) again.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
8 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: only good news (and it isn’t much, since he bit it) was that petricka was sent in against good part of order (and rest of BOS is horrible). get your fingers ready if guerra gets this clean.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
8 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: at least now nobody has to waste a pickup for guerra.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
8 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: probably putnam’s turn again next.

Red Barons
Red Barons
8 years ago

Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
Worth picking up Wacha for Beckett, Hahn, or Gee? Or are you too worried about his shoulder?

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: grabbed degrom for this week. worth hanging on to for now or lose for one of these guys: miley, dickey, gee, eovaldi, feliz, benoit, rubby or salazar.

thanks.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  herschel
8 years ago

@herschel: look a few posts up..?..Gee is the guy to own

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@goodfold2: @jef with 1 f: very many people don’t do that. late night for Jef with one F.

Carter
Carter
8 years ago

What to do with Harper. He’s yuck-o.

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Carter
8 years ago

@Carter: He’s a fake and a phony and I wish I never laid eyes on him!

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

ok gotta hope wong stays relatively quiet till end of h2h week. meanwhile it’s surely looking like wily P should maybe go back to free agent land for any of
1. 10 teamer with deep benches (10 SP at least)
morton/odorizzi/locke/odrisamer/mchugh/volquez/miley/
2. 12 teamer with QS and K/bb
morton/locke/chavez/worley

also i have keuchel in both these leagues. i’m guessing some more time (like say the few weeks off he’ll get after today) is appropriate still (i’ve benched him in like 4 spots till he’s either good again, found out to still be hurt, or gets dropped) if these are the other options? the other two i have him in are deep and there’s no way i’d drop.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: also hector s. in both available.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: i have quite a few spots for streaming in that league, currently owning carmart (likely to lose job soon)/keuchel/walker (with NA slot of course)/wily p/

Qbert
Qbert
8 years ago

Yo grey. Got offered Kyle Seager for my Doug fister. I have arenado sitting on third. Worth it to pull the trigger or just hold arenado?

Fungazi
Fungazi
8 years ago

Is the Keuchel party over? Drop in 12 M? He was such a great find.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: swapped keuch for Lynn a few weeks back..wew just in time

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

this boston red sox season is really fun to experience .
@ 39 – 51 , there are only 7 teams in all of baseball with worse records .
lester , who was willing to extend a home-town discount earlier in the year ,
was slow-balled , and now may cost the sawx significantly more , if in fact
the sawx do re-sign him .
as the lester negotiation/talks were being discussed on jock-talk radio ,
lackey , as a way of saying “don’t forget about me” , leaked to the press that
there is ‘no way’ that he’s pitching for a measly 500 thousand $$ next year ,
(which his contract calls for in 2015) …. this occurred about 2-3 weeks ago .
forget about him being paid about 13 mil in 2012 for being disabled the entire year , please .
next , the radio jocks , pointing to the lack of mid-line-up power , speculated on the
possibility of obtaining nelson cruz for 2015 .
unfortunately , this conversation coincided with lackey , and his staunch anti-peds attitude ,
criticizing nelson cruz , (after cruz had a good series vs the sawx) … stating to the media –>
“how quickly you forget !” .
some media hot-shot (his name escapes me) said something to the effect of …. “hold your
horses , look within your own clubhouse” , and , apparently , insinuated or directly said that
big papi had been given a “free ride” .
of course , this infuriated the local hero (and every kid’s role model … around here , at least)
to the point that , (and i’m sure you guys can find it on the internet) big papi comes out on
jock radio and says “you don’t get no free pass in this country . he (the reporter) can shove
it up his fucking ass . i’m sorry , but he can shove it up his ass” .
luckily , at fenway , on sunday , my 5-year old grandson settled for a $20 Wally t-shirt ,
when i told him that i couldn’t afford $75 for a big papi t-shirt . (he was cool with that
because the t-shirt didn’t ‘big papi’ anyway , just ortiz) .
still , i was glad my grandson didn’t hear his hero express his learned opinion on the radio , on monday .
however , one issue remains .
lackey and nelson cruz in the same clubhouse ??

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: gotta teach grandson’s about standing up for yourself when those in media fling shit and how it’s pretty cool if “hero’s” like ortiz (when not proven guilty) stand up for themselves. plus it’s actually funnier when he’s caught later with PED’s so newfangled that they’ve escaped tests so far. like with braun for a while, likely.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Every time I have owned Simmons in ANY league, he has been USELESS. He has never done anything for me.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: I’m assuming you played heyward tonight..Hes 0 fer lol

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f:Hardly needs pointing out.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: sorry man..I know he’s a headache for you

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: Ha – didn’t meant come across like that. What I meant was that I’m watching him like cyclops with a monocle. Looks like we sparked him into action anyway!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: somebody just tried to trade me heyward for perkins in a league where i only have 1 closer (16 team league), and i already have 4 better OF and we only start 3 with 2 utils. nope.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: nah bro I didn’t take it like that..all good..I don’t own him but I can feel the frustration

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
8 years ago

Nice having Gee back…7 in, 1 Run, 4ks….now if the Mets only had a few more bats we might have something

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: yea you know what your getting with him 90% of the time…it’s amazing how many people sleep on him

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Better for us ha

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: I have a strange feeling he’s getting traded

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: i like him more than probably (most) anybody here (Grey is highest amongst writers on him seemingly), so many whine about him and Niese being boring, but seriously if each of our teams had at least 3 Gee/Nieses on them we’d probably be winning 30% more leagues.

The Wickler
The Wickler
8 years ago

Grey,

Could really use some trade advice. Got offered a bit of a blockbuster in a keeper league.

Give:
Altuve (would be a 6th rd keeper next year)
Chisenhall (21st rd keeper next year)
Phil Hughes
Mat Latos

Receive:
Kershaw
Kinsler
Gee

Thoughts?

Benny
Benny
8 years ago

If you had to put a year projection on Betts 2 years from now once he’s settled into the big leagues, what would his comp be? Trying to gauge his value in my dynasty league which always seems to overvalue a guy anytime he comes up. Second part of the question – I currently have Betts and have been offered Betances for him. Do you think Betances will be closing for the Yanks as early as next year?

Benny
Benny
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: oh he’s most certainly headed back down. That’s why I was trying to gauge his value two years from now when he should be settled in. I just don’t get why teams call a guy up and then not play him regularly and wonder why he isn’t hitting. They don’t give some of these guys time to even find a groove.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Yeah, playing Arenado over Santana a real good idea.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: wait till arenado has at least one day better than 1 single before unbenching him. it’s what i’ve been doing in 2 or 3 leagues.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: And Mesocraco leaves a couple aboard. Good times.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: just after phillips/bruce both get RBI’s against me. phillips has actually been good last 30 days, just not many homers.

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
8 years ago

Thanks, Yordano. Ugh. Most annoying pitcher ever. Nibbles around the edges to Jose Molina, of all people, and walks him to load the bases. Of course he gets blown up for a grand slam by the 9th hitter immediately afterwards.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Fuck baseball. Seriously, just fuck it. My opponent this week has Utley AND Tex. Stupid old bastards shouldn’t even be playing anymore.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: yeah, try teix/tulo/phillips/bruce

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: opp is hitting 450 today with 24 bases and 8 RBI’s (made up 4 on me) so far.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

jesus, playing against teixera on that team that is absentee owner in big money league. just awful.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: and he has tulo

Pope
Pope
8 years ago

Would you give Richards and Heyward for Price and Kemp?
Is it even close?
Kemp over Heyward?
12 Team H2H

Pope
Pope
Reply to  Pope
8 years ago

@Pope: Might have to try to throw Soria in there too

Pope
Pope
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, I definitely overthink things sometimes

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

ok, with danny santana/victorino/gattis/lind on DL and only 3 spots, victorino is drop right. he’ll likely be playing in a wheel chair soon anyway. i remember last year when he missed around 23 separate days with these minor injuries that kept cropping up, this year’s just a joke. what’s gonna happen to this dude when he gets to the age when old men have problems getting out of bed? he’ll have to actually be a zombie to get to 55.

DomMattingly
DomMattingly
8 years ago

Z Wheeler or T.Walker?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  DomMattingly
8 years ago

@DomMattingly: wheeler right now, walker was so wild (and maybe still hurt) that he walked so many guys that a team that was ok with erasmo walking at least 4 a game in under 6 innings each time sent down walker down.

DomMattingly
DomMattingly
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Thanks guys!!

Aj
Aj
8 years ago

Looks like Jed lowrie is getting his stroke back haha, could use some middle infield assistance haha, would you say both Aaron Hill and Mcann are droppable for him, already have Rosario as Mcanns replacement

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

ok, as bad as gonzalez is at batting orders, WHY is Gross… Man batting 2nd?!

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

damn, Cobb getting Porcello’d again.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: i’ll take that 1 earned there in that inning and be happy if he just keeps going well rest of way.

Aj
Aj
8 years ago

Injury bug has hit my squad with tanaka man going down need to make room for him on the DL, who’s your drop Beckett or Myers? Thanks

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: with as valuable as beckett has been, and as bad as myers was all year? if it was a keeper of course.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Tanaka to the DL…

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: surprising i don’t have him anywhere, i believe he was Razzball ranked pretty neutral when compared to yahoo/espn ADP’s. i think around the spot he went i either grabbed or was grabbing liriano/cobb/annabelle/gray/shields etc. being unknown i didn’t grab tanaka over rankings spots (but many others did with the hype)

Jerry
Jerry
8 years ago

Is JD Martinez for real?

Dozier + Martinez OR Cueto

Winner for ROS and Future?

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

Jimmy Nelson Saturday start??
Salazar back up??

You like any over degrom Morton or cmart?

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: roto world states several discussions on him for Saturday. Nothing eminent.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

castro (C) has been out three days with pain in the armpit. this could be a very serious infection. lymph nodes swell up, and at first feel’s like you only have a pimple, but it’s really a blood infection in your arm, the swelling is immune system trying to shut the blood out of the heart. probably needs strong antibiotics or worse.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: that’s just one possible explanation (that i happened to live through). maybe his girlfriend/wife/sister just punched him in his elbow in his sleep for leaving up the toilet seat or something.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

looks like i only beat BOS to dropping Pierzyn by about 10 days or less in every league i had him for martin or navarro. in 16 teamer with OPS/total bases do i want martin or d’arnaud, they’ve both been producing almost identical lines last 15 days.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: so martin or d’arnaud in the one league i have that choice (16 team espn H2h with ops/total bases)

James
James
8 years ago

12 team keeper league (keeping all players)

Fat Adams + Alex Meyer OR Frazier

Which side ROS? Which side future?

James
James
Reply to  James
8 years ago

@James: My thought process is that a quality 3b is much harder to come by then 1b, which is so deep. So, is Frazier for real? Will Adams be a 30+ hr guy for years?

Fish
Fish
8 years ago

Trade Springer/Kendrick for Strasburg?

danny almonte
danny almonte
8 years ago

Waiting for Crush to break out, he’s my only 1B. I can grab Chisenhall… I’d drop a SP, Hughes or Smyly? Or just hold and wait for Crush?

danny almonte
danny almonte
Reply to  danny almonte
8 years ago

@The_Red_Mist: @danny almonte:

Fwiw my SP (12 teams) are Scherzer, madbum,Kluber, Gray, Archer, Alvarez, Hughes and Smyly…

The_Red_Mist
The_Red_Mist
8 years ago

Just lost taijuan walker. Looking to replace him. Which one of these pitchers to you like best RoS?

Tyson Ross
James Shields
Wade Miley
Jake Odorizzi
CJ Wilson
Phil Hughes
Cole Hamels

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Which of the following has the least value ROS:
Melancon
Janssen
Soria
R. Soriano

RW
RW
8 years ago

I AM STUPID, BUT I KNOW THAT I’M STUPID, SO THAT ALMOST MAKES ME SMART

“Ross side” means you like receiving Ross?

or you prefer what the Ross owner is going to recieve for him?

Master Debator
Master Debator
8 years ago

Machado or Longoria ROS?
I’ve soured on Longoria…thinking of picking up Machado off waivers and trading away Longo.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

trade Jesse Chavez for Alexei Ramirez?

My 2B/SS/MI is Carpenter/Segura/B. Miller and my pitching is pretty good.

RW
RW
8 years ago

after and evening of $1 night at the Clearwater Threshers game last night, with some Jager mixed in, I fired off a an offer of Tyson Ross and Jokim Soria for Sean Doolittle and “a throw in SP”. the throw-in has become Jeremy Guthrie…..Damn, i dunno wha to do

React!

TY

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Arenado or Seager ROS? Close?

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

benoit proving , once again ,
that huston street’s jock isn’t really all that heavy .

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. my pedroia/leake for bailey (just traded for kinsler)?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thats what i thought, but pedroia is really name only. hes not really much of an upgrade over guys like walker, kendrick, murphy, phillips, etc….

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Need a short term utility bat, just through the weekend. Any of these worth adding?

Omar infante
Erick aybar
Lorenzo Cain
Justin ruggiano
Chris carter
Chris coghlan
David freese

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
Reply to  Bob
8 years ago

@Bob: cain

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Stream Tomlin home vs Yankees? 12 teamer

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

What kind of numbers do you think Trumbo will put up the second half? Him or big papi at the utility spot in a points league?

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Stream R De la rosa at home vs White Sox today in 12 teamer?

DBo
DBo
8 years ago

9 keeper league converting to a dynasty l