Said like DJ Khaled, “Another one.”  The Rays called up Willy Adames (1-for-2, 2 RBIs) as they placed Daniel Robertson on the DL.  You might remember him better as Commander Willy Adames of the Battlestar Galactica.  S’nerdy.  “Hey, Grey, if your mustache wasn’t so full and well-groomed, I’d noogie you so hard.”  That’s you reading my Battlestar Galactica reference.  Sorry, guys and girls, there’s space for both of us.  Bam!  A line I think I’m quoting but prolly not.  Any hoo!  Captain Adames is a Xander Bogaerts-type, according to Prospector Ralph.   On the top 100 fantasy baseball prospect list, he wrote, “One of toughest types to rank on top prospects lists. The middle infield prospect, who has always been young for his level, with advanced hitting, but neither standout speed or power. Adames might take a few seasons to find mixed leagues relevance, but he should develop enough power to be a very viable shortstop option by 2020.  By which time Grey’s a distant memory and I run this ‘itch!”  What is up with that, man?!  Adames is the kind guy hard to get excited about if he’s a 15/10/.280 hitter, but since he’s only 22 years old, if he grows into more power, he could be a future high-end shortstop.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jake Bauers – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  In an incredible turn of events, I own Bauers.  All of them!  What a joy for me.  *puts a bow tie on and goes for tea*  No, I’m not a damsel, but I picked up Bauers for his home run.  Doesn’t count?  Okay, will leave the tea room now.  You don’t have to shove!  Bauers won’t get you in for high tea, apparently, but Bauers could hit for some power(s).

Matt Duffy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 3rd steal, hitting .320 and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Archer – Shut down with a setback on his abdominal strain.  Filling in for him will be (Mad Libs reliever name).

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  He’s the world’s first reliever converted starter converted reliever/starter converted starter/starter.

Sam Gaviglio – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.66.  The scout watching him said, “Take the radar gun, leave the cannoli.”

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Teoscar is alive with pleasure like a Newport cigarette!  Not sure if we’re on a schmotato flight of fancy, but call me Nancy and make me schmancy!

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 as he was activated from the DL.  Thank you merciful, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.  Your generosity can not be overstated.

Steven Wright – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.21.  There was some discussion about Wright and streaming him and the Stream-o-Nator and stuff — lots of stuff! — in the comments yesterday, and I was of the mindset I can’t stream Wright anywhere.  I just don’t trust a knuckleballer, because they could explode at any moment.  Robot who is trying to learn our ways, “A knuckleballer stream could explode at any moment?  Dee-boop-beep, is this about sex?”

Zach Britton – Activated from the DL.  Buck Showalter said he wants to ease Britton into closing games.  You know that friend of yours who hasn’t been laid in four years and you think is just asexual?  It’s like him saying he wants to ease into dating.  Yo, Showalter, you don’t really have that many closing opportunities to ease into.

Jonathan Schoop – 0-for-6, hitting .213.  As Frequent commenter, SteveNZ said, “Are we sure Schoop doesn’t rhyme with poop?”

Dylan Bundy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  If you started Bundy vs. the Sawx, you have bigger pants marbles than yours truly.  Even with his ERA and Ks where they are, I don’t trust Bundy.  Oh, and he’s been more than solid.  This is on me more than it’s on him.

Brian Anderson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and hitting near-.425 in the last week.  Long live the hot schmotato who is Brian Anderson!

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 7th homer, hitting .301.  Jerry Tomato was on the same field as Buster Posey (2-for-5, 1 run) last night and they had some words — “I can’t believe people draft catchers high.”  “I know, so dumb.”

Madison Bumgarner – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Against the Marlins?  Mad-Bum should be Sad-Bum at his failings.  Nothing more than failings.  Failings at the game played with a glove.

Jeff Samardzija – Ready for rehab.  With Samardzija, the news update should be more like, “Are you ready for Samardzija to rehab?”

Kenta Maeda – Cleared to start on Wednesday, but he didn’t rehab so he might not go deep in the game, which sounds like every pitcher in baseball minus about seven guys.

Shohei OhtaniAngels are cautiously optimistic he can play again this year, at least as a hitter.  What a mess.  If he avoids surgery so he can hit again this year, he’s going to still need the surgery at some point or never pitch again.  This sounds like the worst idea ever.  Just let him have the surgery and sideline him for 13 months.  You are messing with his career!  Ugh, so frustrating.  Also, Podcast Ralph and I go over Ohtani on the podcast that’s coming later today if you want more bleeding ulcers.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and his 20th and 21st homer, hitting .304.  This guy might have a career playing baseball.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .256.  I know, he’s Verb Ralph, meaning to vomit, but he is on pace for 25 HRs and 90 RBIs.  He would be the first 72-year-old to reach either number.

Andrew Heaney – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Fer crissakes, can Heaney stay on message?  That message:  be a good pitcher!

Robinson CanoMariners said Cano won’t be the everyday 2nd baseman when he returns.  Damn, someone sounds like a bitter Betty.  I get what he did wasn’t right, and Gordon is a fine 2nd baseman, but Denard Span and Guillermo Heredia need to stay in the lineup that badly that Gordon can’t move back to the outfield?  Sounds a bit cockamamie and a little nuts — cockanuts?

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 4th homer in his last three games.  Oh boy (or five girls), here we go with one of his 12 homers in 15 game streaks.

Elvis Andrus – Began his rehab stint.  Ya know, rehab and Elvis have some pretty interesting Google results.

Eric Thames – Activated from the DL.  He said of his six-week absence, “It kind of put things in perspective for me.  That’s why I don’t like to get hurt.  It’s lonely.”  Then he sat on the bench all game, through 11 innings, by himself, and didn’t play.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  Bit surprised at how few questions I get about Guerra.  Look at Guerra’s ERA then look at, say, Luke Weaver’s, who I am asked about multiple times a day.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in his last three games.  He’s also hitting .276 on the year.  Oddly enough, he only has nine steals.  Counsell usually likes to run too.  Not sure what’s going on.  What’s going on?  Father, father, war is not the answer.  Though, Guerra has been, so that’s a mixed signal.

Yu Darvish – Will throw off the mound today.  Yu said, through a translator, “I’ll be ready to screw up some fantasy teams soon.  Don’t translate that part.  You did already, didn’t you?”  The translator added, “Oopsie.”

Albert Almora – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .323.  In 58 games, he has two homers and one steal on the year.  That is impressively yawnstipating.  You almost have to be in awe of how bleh that is.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  He entered May with a 5.74 ERA and left May with a 4.30 ERA.  I’d say he’s turned his season around. i.e., you can just start him and don’t need to worry about what the Stream-o-Nator says on him or matchup (unless Coors).

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  Coooooookeeeeee Monster.  Though, against the White Sox, so mileage may vary.

Francisco Mejia – Recalled from Triple-A.  He was hitting .214 in the minors this year with four homers, and he might only be up for a few games, and Gary Sanchez, who you weren’t supposed to draft but did anyway because he was going to be the 2nd coming of Gary the Apostle but ended up the Dirty Sanchez in Screech’s porn video, isn’t even good so stay low key on catchers.  Even Mejia.

Robbie Ray – On track for a rehab start on Thursday at High-A Visalia.  Sounds like a game to take a red eye to.

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.10.  The Regression Fairies can spot a fashion faux pas from across the room, they go to the full service gas pump and they will destroy your ratios.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .235.  “Let’s just take the rolled-up carpet with the body out to the dumpster–WHOA!  Hold on!  Lamb is alive!”

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  I would’ve been so happy if both starters in this game (also, Corbin) threw two 9-inning shutouts and one lost by an unearned run, but enough about me, more about Musgrove!  Some regression due, but I’m happy to own him.

Paul DeJong – On pace to return by the end of the month, and fielded some grounders yesterday.  Don’t pass on DeJong, or Grey poop on you.

Jack Flaherty – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I like Flaherty a lot, but don’t own him, so wasn’t exactly sure what he was doing.  All I know is a lot of people are asking to drop him.  His ERA is 2.96!  What are you dropping him for?  1997 David Cone?  Get out of here!

Jose Martinez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .327.  Since I pointed out Jo-Ma wasn’t hitting for much power, he’s done exactly that — five homers in the last five games.  By the way, why is Rhys Hoskins not hitting for much power?

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I’ll bet some five pretend dollars that Ozuna still gets to 30 homers this year, which means he’s got a ton left in the tank.

Jordan Lyles – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Insert ‘Crying Because You Own Jordan’ meme.

Cory Spangenberg – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  I liked him better when he was Cory Spangenpancake.

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Thurgood Congo
Thurgood Congo
4 years ago

My high school league hasn’t changed the rules since Year One (1998) and so we only get 20 moves per season with 1 DL spot.

Need an SP, who do you like ROS?

Soroka, Rondon, Lugo, Musgrove, Guerra or Barria? Some other waiver wire cholo?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Thurgood Congo
4 years ago

@Thurgood Congo: assuming you mean rodon the monster not b.rondon or h.rondon. how would anybody know who else is a “waiver wire cholo”?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Grandal or Sal Perez ROS in standard roto?

Gabriel
Gabriel
4 years ago

Dynasty league: trade away Jesus Luzardo for Nick Kingham?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

I need to trade for a SP. Who do I want…Folty or Flaherty?

I’m in a standard, season-long roto league using QS, K, WHIP and ERA.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

Can you please rank Ozuna, Cruz, Cespedes assuming health is fine for this year? Next year? Is my order right for both? Thank you.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

My excessive save hoarding has yielded me the following RPs in my 10 team H2H:
Treinen, Boxberger, Greene, Barraclough, Dominguez, and Parker

I need to drop one for a streaming SP spot since I have both Archer and Buehler on the DL and only 1 DL spot – which means one of those is “active”. I’m leaning dropping either Dominguez or Parker since both play for wacky tobaccy managers, but Greene is probably the worst of the bunch… decisions, decisions…

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: if it’s just for saves probably the dude with a girl/guy first name on PHI. he’s awesome for ratios and saves + holds though.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

JOC

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: now if only he’d steal like in the minors where he was like a 30/30 guy (or was it 40/30). springer was almost a 40/40 guy once in the minors on year.

Carlos
Carlos
4 years ago

GREY !!

Thought on Aguilar ? It really grinds my gears that he’s already loosing at bats to Thames. He would have the weak side of this platoon. Drop? Hold?

Thanks.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

I have Baez, Kinsler, Swanson, DMurph, and Andrus @ MI. Drop any to stash Dejong?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

harper removed from the game after getting hit with his second hbp….

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

TMurphy looks good early; couple hits. Do you like him over Zunino? (Sorry for spamming catcher questions.)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Don’t look now but the notorious one is back. Double dong day. Don’t call it a comeback because…we’ll actually wait; he did leave for a while with that 1/23 skid, but he’s gonna finish top 6 SS or my name isn’t Ruford T Muckenfeller.

Ok, that’s not my name, but Didi is still fun to own on days like this and you’re not as good at jinxing as you thought. So there!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Eduardo Rodriguez owners white-knuckling his qualification for another win due to his near pathological pitch inefficiency. It’s nice to have some constants in the topsy turvy world of fantasy baseball.

alps
alps
4 years ago

Ed-Rod or Marco Gonzales
Gonzales next game tomorrow home vs Angels
E_Rod looking shaky tonight

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Conforto or Margot ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Finished 1/21 last night and now a quick 0/5 – the struggle is real for another night. Hope this reverse jinx works

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hindsight 20/20 – moves that are killing me right now – dropping Wilson Ramos in late April for Yasmani Grandal, not using my waiver priority on Realmuto a few weeks later, and trading Puig when he was hurt for Conforto

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the hug

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
4 years ago

Stared The Staircase a few days ago, bout 4 or 5 eps in. I’m engulfed in this creep and his oddball family!

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The German wife sounds like she should be in the looney bin

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You watch Patrick Melrose? Big fan….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: only 5 episodes. easy watch. visually well shot and i like cumberbatch. surprised more people didnt watch, but showtime doesnt really do a good job marketing their shows.

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Drop Gsellman, Giles, Kingham, Musgrove, or Montas to activate Maeda tomorrow? 5×5 keep forever.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Eff Jon gray. Droppable in 16team to open a streaming slot?

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Devers or Moncada ROS, 5×5

Beardcrabs
Beardcrabs
4 years ago

Chase Anderson or Junior Guerra ROS…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Someone just dropped Conforto in my league. I know how bad he’s been and might be toast any second but still worth a grab just in case? His LF/CF/RF eligibility is nice in this league too…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: A ringing endorsement!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Zilch – it’s just that you’re normally so peppy when talking about him!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello again Grey,
What do you think of Bumgarner? His owner in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds is shopping him around, and I could use a good SP (in 11th Place). I have a decent offense (on paper of course) with the following:
Y. Grandal
Goldy
K. Marte
Bryant
Semien
Marte
Bellinger
Hoskins
Desmond
Encarancion
Meadows
Murphy (DL) – Ugh!
Acuna (DL)

Do you think a Bellinger or Hoskins is too much for him? If so, what hitter(s) would you think is a fair offer? And I’m assuming that he mainly wants offense, so we can keep it to that.

And you may hear me yell from where you are as I have Gray pitching tonight in our Points League. You know, the one where I am negative – HA! Yeah, this is gonna hurt.

Thanks much Grey.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
4 years ago

rodon the monster dropped in 14 team h2h redraft with QS and K/9.
i have: lynn, heaney, montas, V2, pivetta, wacha, stripling, dervish
DL: otani, stroman, lucchesi

1. drop which for the monster?
2. bid how much out of 77/100 for him?

for reference some other FAAB 2nd place bids (2nd place is what shows the market, not 1st, people way overbid all the time):
brocktune (recently) 5 (8 won)
odor (mid may) 4)
pivetta 3 (i won for 5)
swanson hungry SS dinners (when hot in early april) 0 (3 won)

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

Saw above reply about Goldy Stanton. Through various trades I’ve ended up with Abreu, Goldy, and Freeman. So would you offer abreu and an arm for Stanton, then Goldy straight up or hold?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
4 years ago

@bobbo: also, Stanton or Harper?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
4 years ago

@bobbo: if you had to throw in an arm who would realistically be a good/acceptable throw in?
Mengden
Musgrove
ERod
Taillon
Pivetta

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

Beltre and Healy?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: Beltre or Healy?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: i was gonna say, was it missing “go into a bar”

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Siri makes me look even dumber than I actually am.

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Has Desmond become a play only at Coors or just when hittertron likes him? Does it make sense to use Soler instead when Desmond has away matchups? Or is it all just meh?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Lugo worth one of my 25 moves to drop Ken Giles or hold.. my RPs are Vizcaino Knebel, 12tm H2H redraft thanks!

Jerrod
Jerrod
4 years ago

Was offered Stanton for my Goldy.
H2H categories league I have Cron on my bench i could put at first but my OF is pretty loaded with Rosario, Beni, Ozuna, Mazara, K Davis.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

My Alex Wood and C.J. Cron

His Adrian Beltre and Joakim Soria?

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
4 years ago

Matt Davidson or Matt Chapman?

Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

I have Murphy coming back. My second base is Escobar. My bench is joc, kinsler, Cain, Puig. Should I
A) drop one to activate Murphy. Don’t really want to drop any since I have Escobar

B) try and trade Murphy and bundy for Lester ?

Aardvarck
Aardvarck
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he’ll do bundy and Murphy for Lester. Would you make that move? Is Lester that much better than bundy?

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: well I’ll look at it this way. Would you rather have a combo of Escobar/moostakes in the lineup with Lester in the rotation or Escobar/ Murphy with bundy in the rotation. That’s pretty much where I’m at. Thank you grey

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Great write up a Grey!

Please rank SP:

Maeda, Rodon, Taillon, E-Rod

Thanks,
LG

Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
4 years ago

12-team mixed. Yuck of all yuck.
Pick two: M. Moreland, C. Santana, G. Bird
Thanks!

los locos
los locos
4 years ago

Grey, thoughts of Rosario or Cruz in 2nd half, looking for a player to trade for. Also, maybe a pitcher, any you suggest for a good 2nd half.? Or do you think I should go into another direction?
10 team keeper OBP. I already made some deals with your help, acquiring Ozuna, Dolittle and Realmuto

Starters
Realmuto
Freeman
Kinsler
Arenado
Story
Haniger
Cain
Ozuna
Mazara

Bench
Bellinger
Moncada
Schoop
Jose Mart
Nimmo
Seager C – DL

Starting SP
Bundy
Kershaw – DL
Strausburg – DL
EROD
Nola
Diaz
Doolittle

Bench
Tailon
Rodon
Smith C
Maeda

los locos
los locos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thought the same thing. Trying to low ball the owner for him.

JP
JP
4 years ago

Trade Rendon/Daniel Murphy for Kris Bryant?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

I just drop-kicked Murphy – for Murphy. Badoom-tish!

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points …ROS. Eaton or Soto

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

Soroka or Lugo for a stream (and possible hold)?

Do you like either/ both over Junis (who I’m not starting vs Houston this week)?

10 tm H2H with QS.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Catcher question alert!!

Add Tom Murphy and drop John Ryan Murphy?

Gattis or Zunino? Is it close? (I know CBS would laugh at me)

Also, finally dumped Alex Wood; got Soroka for him. I think I did OK.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
4 years ago

10-Team NL-Only H2H w/ OBP.

Currently have the Federalist (J.Jay) in my utility spot. Should I try Dominic Smith?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Better streamer today?
Jon Gray at philly or
Trevor Richard at home SF
SON likes both

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

Grey you hear Kids see ghosts yet?

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: whats up with all these 25 min albums lately?

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Desmond @ PHI (Nola)
Soler vs CIN (Romano)
Hittertron loves Soler and Desmond not so much but still hard to do. Thoughts?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

Tom Murphy called up. Unclear on how/if he will be used. Him, Mesoroco or Gomes ROS?

HamPorter
HamPorter
4 years ago

I’m in a 10 team NL only league with standard 5×5 scoring. It’s a 2 catcher league with no bench. I currently have Manny Pina and Chris ianetta. John Ryan Murphy is available, would he be an upgrade over either if them. Pina’s average is down and his slugging percentage is lower. Thanks!

HamPorter
HamPorter
4 years ago

I’m in a 10 team NL only league with standard 5×5 scoring. It’s a 2 catcher league with no bench. I currently have Manny Pina and Chris ianetta. John Ryan Murphy is available, would he be an upgrade over either if them. Pina’s average is down and his slugging percentage is lower. Thanks!

Skeezix
Skeezix
4 years ago

I’m looking to try and land Gallo, but I’ll need to send a 1B back in return. I’m thinking Bell and Mikolas, but even though he needs pitching, I don’t see that getting it done. My other 1B is Cron, but he has been sneaky valuable, and I’m not sure I want Gallo at his expense if it means losing Mikolas.

CloudTown
CloudTown
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Excellent writeup as usual!

You like Lugo, Eflin, Montgomery over Wood?

Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I’m coming for you Alright. I smell weakness. Hypno Cats to the cat mobile.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You’re beating me by 11. Already your faculties begin to fail you as panic sets it.

This is like The Hunger Games. Is it like the hunger games? I’ve never seen or read it. Does something get hunted?

If you can muster a few lucid moments, look how your team is hanging on so precipitously. Disaster lurking in every category. A posse of frothing regression fairies pounding at the door. I think you’ve hit acme today; you’re now on nadir watch.

By my count I’ve got 14 achievable points in the second half. At least 2 will be two for one when I go by you.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

regarding your first rounders, guess you had a shitty draft plan

NH
NH
4 years ago

Grey,

A owner asked for my Craig Kimbrel. Here is a list of players he has who are good on his team. Can you place the order I should ask for these guys for a return of Kimbrel.

Baez, Posey, Bogaerts, Braun, Snell, Procello, Lester, Keuchel

NH
NH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Would you trade Kimbrel for any of these guys?

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

1. Pivetta, Rodon, Soroka, Ed-Rod, right order?

2. Think Buehler gets DL’d to activate Maeda?

3. Moncada’s in a gnarly funk, this he busts out this summer or continues to flounder in his second season? He hasn’t been the same since his last DL stint.

4. Zobrist, K Marte, Villar or Harrison over the struggling Schoop in 12T roto OPS?

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Hey Culligan Man!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH:

Hey Culligan Man!

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Would you drop Vlad and pick up Adames for a reserve spot? both could be kept two more years at $10. Thanks for your insights.

NH
NH
4 years ago

Grey,

I give Morton/Torres
I get Trevor Bauer/Gennett

Should I go for it

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Gray,

2019 trade: Hoskins Ray Eloy Jimenez

Or

Vlad Jr Kopech Josh Bell

JP
JP
4 years ago

How would you rank these guys ROS:

Eaton, Daniel Murphy, Didi, Gurriel, Muncy?

JP
JP
Reply to  JP
4 years ago

@JP: Sorry, meant to include Carlos Santana in there as well, so ROS, how would you rank these guys:

Eaton, C. Santana, D. Murphy, Didi, Gurriel, Muncy?

Thanks

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

12 team 5X5 30 player rosters weekly lineups & currently in 1st place
looked over the waiver wire Pujols & VV are available

Current CI types are Freeman, Gallo (only 3B), Bell, & Moreland (at utility) plus Hoskins who can play the OF
Current SPs are: DeGrom, Bauer, Nola, Mikolas, Wacha, Gibson, Musgrove, Heany, & LeBlanc
Suggest any moves for either VV or Pujols

Walsh
Walsh
4 years ago

Dynasty Points League: James Paxton for Walker Buehler swap?

Wash
Wash
4 years ago

Dynasty Points League: Walker Buehler for James Paxton swap?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. better bench bat – muncy or gurriel? thanks!

Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Grey,

Excellent stuff as always.

Was offered Pivetta for my Britton and Luis Castillo in a 5×5 12 team roto (keep 5). 1500 IP limit. Am no lower than 3rd in any P category. So trade would just solidify that and create a Streamer spot for bats and SP. Britton surely won’t get many SV opps in the ROS ? None of players involved are keepers, given my bats.

My RP’s : Hand, Diaz, Box, Sir Anthony, Jones, Tepera, Hicks, Gsellman (previous 2 are SP eligible, which is a bonus), Britton
My SP’s : Sevy, Wacha, Morton, Bauer, Castillo

WWGD ?

Best wishes,

Another Dan

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks. Trade accepted.

best wishes,

Another Dan

Terrible Timmy
Terrible Timmy
4 years ago

keeper league: trade Conforto for Ian Happ?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey, I have Pillar and Jankowski on my roster, drop one of them for Bauers? 12-team league with deep rosters. Excellent recap as always!

Screwballs
Screwballs
4 years ago

Thanks again for all of the work you guys put in!

A couple of ranking questions:

20 team H2H, 6×6 with OBP. I need a 3B to fill in until Justin Turner gets healthy. Please rank the following: Sandoval, Moran, R Martin, Holt and Culbertson.

12 team standard Yahoo H2H for UT positions: Meadows, Yuli, Scooter, Teoscar, L Martin.

Screwballs
Screwballs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! I keep hoping Turner will get healthy; back-ups in a 20 team league are hard to come by.

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Yuli or Semien for a UTIL slot

12 team roto
OBP and SLG instead of AVG

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. bregman/aroldis for bryant/soria. TA likes Bregman side, but wanted your take…

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
4 years ago

What would be a good target for selling my Rosario and Bauer together?

10 team standard roto where we only can keep 5 (one keeper must be a pitcher). I have Trout, JDM, Machado, Rizzo, Thor … So if I sell high on Rosario/Bauer, I’d need to be looking at somebody pretty elite. Obviously I’m dominating this year and am thinking about selling high at the right time for future years. Thanks Grey

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Big Ticket
4 years ago

@Big Ticket: For what it’s worth, I traded both of them myself for Ozzie Albies…

NH
NH
4 years ago

14 team league, h2h

who wins this trade

stanton for morton or mikolas

NH
NH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

The other owner wants either Mikolas or Morton for Stanton.
Should I pull the trigger on this trade. Which pitcher should I give up?

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
4 years ago

With Thames back, need to drop one of the following:
Alonso
Nimmo
T. Anderson
Nimmo
B. Anderson
Peraza

Thanks Grey.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 years ago

Was offered C-Mart and Merrifield for Mikolas and Acuna.

I still think the best is yet to come with C-mart this year. ( same could be said for Acuna of course )
Could use the pitching upgrade more than the hitting in this league. Is this even a pitching upgrade at this point?

I am guessing that you are going to say Acuna side.

When I read the commenter posts early ( Im in Joisey ) before you answer I play a game called WWGD ( What would Grey do ) . I usually guess along with your answers at a good rate. ( Not as in sync with your Greyness as Cram it is, but I pay attention so usually know how you feel about most players )

Anyways, about this trade offer?

Your thoughts on what I think that your thoughts are thinking???

As always thanks in advance.

John
John
4 years ago

Hi…what do you think of dropping Smoak for Max Muncy. I’m itching to pull the trigger. Thanks!

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

I’ve got pitching to spare – do you think it’s worth trading either Wacha or Mikolas for Cespedes? Not sure I want the injury risk, but my OF is a bit of a mess.

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I was also thinking of Beltre and Mikolas for Shaw since Beltre will be resting a lot, but not sure he’d go for that.

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
I have to make room for Soroka
Do I drop
Gsellman (I need saves but is he the closer?)
Pivetta (lost his last 3)
E-Rod he pitches tonight and has a 2 start week against Baltimore and Seattle
Thanks

abmsports23
abmsports23
4 years ago

ROS Rank:

Trevor Williams, Junis, Pivetta, Rodon

Vrugg
4 years ago

12 Team 6×6 OPS. Rendon or Lamb going forward?
Thanks!

Heavy D
Heavy D
4 years ago

10tm H2H with Ks and K\9 Weaver or Soroka ROS?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I guess I should have included Heaney with Cahill and Gibson as potential drops for Soroka in our 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds, as you thought Cahill was the drop yesterday. Of course, my dumb ass got impatient and I dropped Gibson, so yup.

And my rant for the day – this is the second week in a row where I have started with negative points in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League after one day. Last week it was Godley and f’n Duffy (who both acquitted themselves nicely in their second start, but alas…) and now Heaney this week. WTF!!!!!

Thanks very much Grey.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

1. Didi over Adames, right? Geez.
2. Lugo or Caleb Smith?
Thx.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Please rank Teoscar, Brian Anderson, and Jake Bauers ROS. Thanks.

Acuna Matata
Acuna Matata
4 years ago

Would you trade Dee Gordon, Wacha, and Zunino for Gary Sanchez and Trevor Bauer?

Nutsadamus
Nutsadamus
4 years ago

Drop Heaney for Guerra, Soroka, or Manaea?

Euroalien
Euroalien
4 years ago

or……… 12 x 12 Roto (Partial Keeper) – Drop Conforto for Anderson?

Brickroad
Brickroad
4 years ago

Need steals. JD for Marte and Torres fair? Power is fine without JD.

Euroalien
Euroalien
4 years ago

In a 12 x 12 Roto (Partial Keeper) – Need a boost in BAvg – Drop Smoak for Anderson at CI?

Balke
Balke
4 years ago

Which one do I drop: Schoop or Kinsler?

Motwon_Magic
Motwon_Magic
4 years ago

Good mornin’ Grey,

Are you buying into a turnaround with Ozuna? How do you feel about giving Shaw for him straightup?

My current OF is my achilles heel with:
1. Pham
2. Cutch
3. Nimmo
4. Joc/DeShields rotating in the 4th spot.

Corner infield is:
1B Freeman
3B. Rendon
1B/3B. Abreu/Shaw (annoying logjam)

Util. Cruz (set in stone or he doesn’t play at all)

Thanks in advance!