Matthew Wisler threw a gem yesterday — 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 2 Walks, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.24.  Or if you like portmanteaus and/or vomit — Matthrew up a gem.  By the by, after anyone says their name is Matthew, do you always want to say, “Gesundheit?”  “Name for the cup?”  “Matthew.”  “Wow, it’s allergy season, huh?”  That’s me as a barista, a job I never had.  I’ve actually held one real job in my entire life.  I’m like Mark Cuban without the money.  Since I own Wisler in more leagues than I care to admit, I watched the whole game.  Prolly first time I watched one of my pitchers while listening to the opposing broadcast, but you cannot beat the Mets announcers for a broadcast booth or for stories about insane cocaine intake in the 80s.  Wisler was dancing a 94 MPH fastball just at the knees, spinning a backdoor curve that had Neil Walker look more like Neil Statue.  Duda?  Go take a doodie, it’d be more productive than facing Wisler!  Asdrubal?  Well, he actually hit the ball hard.  Quite a few Mets did.  It was like, “Matthew!  Damn, I think I caught something,” and the Braves would look up with a ball in their glove.  So, Wisler’s performance last night was a gorgeous line, but I wouldn’t go near him outside of the deepest of leagues.  In shallower leagues, Matthew?  God bless you for last night, but I don’t need those tissues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (4).  This might be the most unlikely slam and legs all year.  Mallex looks like the love child of Dee Gordon and a piece of celery.  Mallex is listed at 160 pounds, which means Pierzynski had one foot on the scale while they were weighing him.  He does have multiple hits in three of the past four games, so he might be a hot schmotato.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.76.  Reports said he was under weather at game time.  Then during the game, he came under the reign of the Braves’ bats!  Terry Collins said he was proud of Harvey’s gutsy performance, then rolled his eyes real hard.  Then Harvey said, “I could’ve went another inning, but I’ll likely need to throw another 270 innings this year,” then stank-eyed Collins.

Pablo Sandoval – Underwent season-ending reconstructive surgery on his shoulder.  He must’ve slept on it funny.

Carson Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL.  I grabbed him in my RCL league where top setup men can be a valuable commodity.  Like frozen orange juice futures in Trading Places.

Joe Kelly – Will make a rehab start on Friday.  Red Sox hope to get him back to make the rest of their rotation seem less awful.

Steven Wright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.67.  After the game, Steven Wright dryly said, “I lost this one, White Sox, which always seems to happen.”

John Danks – Designated for assignment.  You know who took this really hard?  Gavin Floyd.  He wrote on Danks’s Facebook page, “There is no emoji to properly express my sadness today, but let me try with an eggplant and donut.”

Erik Johnson – Will start on Thursday for the White Sox.  Erik the White is about a 7.5 K/9 and a 3.7 BB/9 pitcher, which is to say, Danks wasn’t much worse.

Avisail Garcia – Aims to return on Wednesday.  Like a fish, I wait with bated breath.

Jose Quintana – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.40.  Remember when you were drafting and you were like, “Meh, I don’t want Quintana.  I heard Matt Moore’s doing well in the spring.  I’m going with him!  Nothing, ma, I was talking to myself!”

John Lamb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated to take over Jon Moscot’s rotation spot.  Lamb > Moscot; Meat > Grape.  I own Lamb in one NL-Only league.  For now, in mixed leagues, Lamb’s baaaaaahd, and not baaaaaahd meaning good.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .225.  He strikes me as a poor man’s Bruce.  I will call him John Mellencamp.

Billy Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  Wait, I’m having a vision from the future, October Grey says, “25% of steals were down this year without Pollock, Gordon and Hamilton.  Also, love the call by Trump to make The Rock his running mate.”

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Samardzija:  finally worth the keystrokes!

Kelby Tomlinson – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  The Giants in all stole 4 bases.  Seems the extra base door was left open because someone was raised as a Barnhart.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  When Smoak gets hot, fire’s not far behind, and in a flash — hot schmotato.

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60 vs. Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  This was a matchup of two guys that are only great when you don’t own them.  Yes, they know when you pick them up.  I don’t know how, maybe it’s the midi-chlorians in their blood.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, to go with his 4 steals.  Something about a 20/20 pace that is so yawnstipating but so valuable from an MI that you just have to keep telling yourself it’s for the greater good.  Greater good of society?  God no!  Greater good of your fantasy team.

Shawn Tolleson – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 5.73.  Sam Dyson’s been lights out, so the Rangers should switch it up, but will they?  Well, in that nugget is the earth, moon and stars of SAGNOF!  I looked to grab Dyson in all of my leagues, but he was owned.

Matt Szczur – Hit the 15-day DL.  But my hunt-and-peck typing just nailed the Szcz!  Come back, Lil’ Szcz!

Jason Heyward – Sat out again with a sore wrist.  He says he won’t return until he can hit at least a 45 MPH grounder right to the 2nd baseman.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  I watched a portion of this game to see Arrieta firsthand.  Yeah, he’s unhittable.  Not overpowering like a Kershaw.  He looks to be pitching to weak contact.  Like he knows exactly where he wants to attack each hitter and then goes after them.  Vs. righties his BAA was something like .080.  Insane.  For fantasy, I’d still prefer a guy with 10+ K/9, but hard to argue with efficiency that would make Dilbert swoon.

Jon Niese – 5 IP, 6 ER.  He got the hook early.  At birth, actually.  Man, that schnoz.

James McCann – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  This moves Salty back to the bench, so I guess McCann becomes a *pinkie to mouth* Salt substitute.

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 7 ER.  I’m guessing Kate Upton doesn’t own her fiancé in fantasy.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .317.  When he got back to the dugout, him and Ausmus did the Jewish high five, which is a handshake while complaining about your back.

Carlos Carrasco – Progressed to land-based jogging.  Sorry, Indians fans, he’s not Jesus Christ.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Damn, even the pitcher on the Indians that wasn’t supposed to do anything is pitching well.  Imagine if the Indians had acquired some hitters this offseason… *wavy lines* Drew Carey is throwing out the first pitch…Where am I?  The World Series?  Wait, I’m at the Indians Fantasy Camp in December?  This dream of the future sucks.  What happened with the playoffs?  What do you mean, ‘Was I living in a cave?’  No, I’m imagining the future and I went too far in advance.  *wavy lines*  Wow, worst dream ever.  Tomlin has a sub-1 BB/9, which is gorge, which comes after a 1.1 BB/9 last year, so it’s not fluky.  He is an 87 MPH fastball guy, so I can’t get too excited, but if the Stream-o-Nator likes him, as it does in his next start, I’d get on board.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, while nearly hitting his 3rd homer, driving a ball to the wall with a broken bat.  Not regretting drafting him in the 5th round of drafts this year.  Like Emeril would never say, I got no rue, baby, no rue.

Ryan Braun – Sat out with general soreness.  Major Pain was by his side, with his Privates below him.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers.  Where’s this coming from, you ask with those sweet, naive eyes.  Um, he has 35+ homer power and he’s in a park that’s nearly as good as Coors.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 8th steal, and, like, his 10th steal in the last five games.  Cougs, the first Valentine’s Day card I ever sent you that you framed?  Take it down, I want to make it out to someone else.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Damn, he’s on pace for six homers this year.  That’s huge (for him).

Aroldis Chapman – Expected to join the Yankees next Monday.  He’s looked good in extended spring, tying up batters and not random women in the trunk of his car.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Don’t worry, soon Girardi will be able to go to the bullpen in the 4th.

Alex Rodriguez – Will have an MRI on his hamstring.  Always the optimistic, A-Rod said it’s not all bad, when in the MRI machine, he can see his reflection.

Zach Britton – Could return this week from his sprained ankle.  With this enthusiasm about returning from injury, Britton’s showing a stiff upper lip.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  His velocity is up, his Ks are up, his walks are about meh, his xFIP is 3.85.  So, yay, YAY, no yay and bleh.  Talk about hard-hitting analysis!  He feels like the type of pitcher that helps AL-Only teams to championships while being hard to stomach due to his matchups in mixed leagues.  Would I pick him up in a 12 team mixed league?  Short answer: no.  Long answer:  nooooooooooooo.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  He hit the hardest homer of the year at 112.9 MPH.  They should have a pre-All-Star Game contest where Trumbo hits a ball and then Yasiel Puig tries to out-drive it.

Matt Moore – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies need a neighbor to water their plants, they protested a kebab place named, “Flamers,” and they will wreck your ratios.

Curt Casali – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Thanks to Mesoraco and d’Arnaud, Curt Casali is the starting catcher for Grey’s Scout team.  Oh, and that team is doing hideously.  Coincidence?  Methinks not.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  This homer was vs. a lefty, which was, like, his 2nd start all year vs. a lefty.  Dave Roberts, do the managerial equivalent to stealing a base in the playoffs and let Pederson play every day.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Howie like me now!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  This was his second and third hit in the last week, which had him batting .050.  C’mon, haza, fly straight!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-1, 1 run, 2 RBIs, but didn’t start yesterday with a thumb bruise.  He originally bruised it in Anaheim, then jammed it in Seattle.  Damn, his thumb is like the ‘merely a flesh wound’ guy.

Alcides Escobar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  He had a three-hit night two nights ago, and this is your official hot schmotato alert!

Ben Revere – Expects to return this weekend.  If Denard Span immediately gets hurt, I’ll now it’s some Parent Trap-type prank.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Sonavabench!  Jesus Alou, this guy!  I had him in my weekly lineup for the month of April when he had one whole RBI and nothing else, and two days after I take him out.  I’m Rendon’d helpless.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games.  Could be getting hot, but I wouldn’t pick him up either, so I don’t blame you.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .376.  Ah, now he hits homers off the Royals.  Where was that last October?  Why don’t you bobble a ball while you’re at it?  Oh, he did that too.  Again.

Tanner Roark – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 2.35.  This looked more like a game I’d expect from Roark, but, don’t worry, he’ll go face NL teams again soon, especially some of those NL East ones.  Yummers!

Jean Segura – Didn’t start yesterday due to a hip issue.  Never stopped Huey Lewis.

Jake Lamb – Didn’t start yesterday with a minor shoulder issue.  First, Moustakas doesn’t start, now Lamb.  If there’s run on tzatziki, I’m calling shawarma.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  He had a leadoff double in the first inning and it briefly appeared that Mattingly made a smart move, then the universe swatted down that notion as it will to anyone that shaves their mustache.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his third straight game with a homer.  OZUNA learn from batting coach, Mr. Bonds.  OZUNA wait for his pitch.  OZUNA hear pitch many times about ‘natural’ supplements.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I slo-mo’d the replay of his homer to see if they showed his MILF mom in the crowd, but alas.  And I don’t mean his mom plays MI and LF.

Justin Nicolino – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 0 Ks.  The guy who showed up at the park with the K placards was annoyed, but in Miami that same guy is also the head usher, hot dog vendor and bat boy.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!  By the way, Welington is number one for catchers on our Player Rater.  Yup, never pays to punt catcher, except every year.

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  For those that missed it, I gave up on Corbin after his previous start.  This start does nothing to make me regret that.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Ya know, when the Phils get six new hitters (minus Franco and Odubel), they might not be that bad.

Michael Wacha – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  His only mistake was to Ryan Howard.  At least he doesn’t owe him another $60 million.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  As a Blackmon, he likely just wants to get out of San Diego.

Robbie Erlin – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Maybe the doctor can switch his E and N too, Robbin Earlie just sounds more like a ballplayer name.

Brett Wallace – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  See, Keith Law was totally right to name him a top 20 prospect in 2010.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I hear between innings Kemp cuts letters out of magazines to send ransom notes to other teams to see if someone will save him.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save, ERA at 0.00.  If you just drafted Rodney and Jeanmar Gomez, you’d have more saves and a better ERA than you have.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (4).  Yes, you should pick him up.  Yes, terday.

Byung Ho Park – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Fun fact!  R. Kelly’s 4th album was almost titled, “Take Young Ho to Park.”

Trevor Plouffe – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I like this, could be very useful,” and we pull back to reveal he’s looking at fake vomit, “Could get me out of work early.”

George Springer – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Springer or Trout?  I know, sounds ridiculous, but I’m not sure it will at the end of the year.

Tony Zych – Lost to rotator cuff tendinitis.  Guess that means the M’s now have Tony Zilch!  Right?!  Huh?!  Come here and high five!  Where you going?  Guys?  Five girls?  Hello?

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Shame he’s hitting under .200, though that could change, so it’s worth a little cyclops action.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Taking him forever to get his average up (.181), but I’m confident it will happen.  As confident as someone who doesn’t own him can be.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Hisashi mi dashi, slurp SLURP!  Though, I’m still concerned about his health, and wouldn’t want him.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  Okay, I get it, you found your power stroke.  It’s not nice to rub things like that in people’s faces, ask Peyton Manning’s acquaintances.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  All he does is hit homers, and that’s all right by me.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.84.  FIPpin’ ain’t easy.

Danny Valencia – Started rehab at High-A Stockton.  Fun fact!  Stockton, California borders Malone and it’s known as the Jazz Belt, and the best sushi place in both towns is the Pick & Roll.

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Wowm
Wowm
6 years ago

10 team keep forever league

$10 goldy/ $14 Mazara/ tanner Roark for $10 springer/ $18 matz

$10 goldy/ $16 Taiwan walker/$14 Mazara and Liriano for $10 springer/ $30 Stanton/ $10 Rodon

$14 Mazara and Taiwan walker for $10 springer

Thanks

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

My Rondon for his Segura? He’s got Lindor and Baez (bench). His closers are Miller, Joe Smith and Melancon.

My SS is Suarez. My closers are Rondon, Chapman, Colombe (Boxberger DLed).

Fair? 10 teamer h2h redraft.

Any worry about Goldy? Not running, only walking lol.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

I wish I owned Altuve.

Damn.

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: You me and a bunch of other people. I owned him last year and had a feeling this year would be a power breakout type year for him. I can see him hitting 25 hr and stealing 50 bags this season. I wasn’t taking him over Harper with the #2 pick though.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Can we start a prayer octagon for Xander to start adding power to his game? That would be oh so sweet….

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

Kinda pissed Fiers couldn’t better handle the Twins. Thought he was a waiver claim steal.
But how does the popular baseball rhyme go?

“If you can’t handle the Twins, you can’t get the quality starts”.

Yeah, we don’t do WINS in our league. So, the rhyme pretty much sucks. It sucks like Fiers.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

@Hieronymous Lohse:

For realsies, how do you get 9 runs in support and not be able to throw the minimum 5 for the win…against the Twinkies no less.

740
740
6 years ago

Grey,

drop Drury or Deshields for either Villar, Santana?
10team h2h 6x5cats

thank u

Milarky
Milarky
6 years ago

Yo Grey, I’d love your thoughts on a few guys that haven’t gotten off to great starts, or at least guys I haven’t heard much discussion on. Avoid? Target? Buy low? Other?

1) Schoop
2) Prince
3) Khris Davis

Jiggy Nits
Jiggy Nits
6 years ago

Jake Peavy. already asked you once but im struggling with him in NL only.

whats the play?

Brickroad
Brickroad
6 years ago

5×5 standard roto 12 teams (max 1400 IP). I am falling behind in strikeouts and I am last in ERA (but 2nd in WHIP) My current staff is Kluber, Tanaka, Shark, Gausman, Moore, Ventura (Tyson Ross on the DL).

My hitting is stacked, I have Goldy, Arenado, Lindor, Marte, Springer, Betts, Myers, Lawrie.

I know the common thing is to not pay for pitching but I have two potential deals I could accept:

1) Betts for Arrieta
2) Goldschmidt for Kershaw and Fielder
3) Hold because it is only a month in

Thanks!

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
6 years ago

Hey Grey!

Salty owner, drop for Castro? He is starting to heat up.. I’m stashing Avila I think too..

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Would you take Castro over Soto?

Thanks bunches!

Da Fuq Delino?
Da Fuq Delino?
6 years ago

Well he came back with my AJ Ramos straight up for Pujols. Had to take it. Thanks for the previous hold advice.

Bryce
Bryce
6 years ago

pujols for quintana?

Jonas
Jonas
6 years ago

Which Side?

Odorizzi and K-Rod for Franco and Estrada?

Bilzarian
Bilzarian
6 years ago

would u trade gardener for aaron sanchez or volquez? if so, who do u prefer?

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Aaron Sanchez’s night is over. Some observations (since I’ve watched his every start this yr):

– After starting off the worst possible way – control all over the place, no off-speed to speak of – in the first 2 innings, it looked like the Oakland start Part Deux…but after a mound visit from the pitching coach (wtf man, why didn’t you do this earlier??) Sanchize proceeded to gut out 5 shout-out innings. Impressive.
– That curveball when on is straight filthy. They posted an infographic of it being a more effective pitch than Kershaw’s curve. Wowsah…
– Also, super ballsy of Gibbons to leave Sanchez in there in the 7th to face lefties Odor and Mazara…I think my hair turned 50 shades of grey just watching.
– Crazy ass factoid: Aaron Sanchez has NEVER allowed a homer to a righty…EVER.

Solid growth…*phrasing!* …hopefully will carry over to the next start.
I can see Sanchez being ace type next year. This year will be full of great starts mixed in with painful, stressful outings.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: The ESPN broadcast tonight made a similar point about ChiSox southpaw Carlos Rodon never giving up a homerun to a lefty. An inning later Big Papi said nuts to that. Actually, Big Papi said “nuh tuh dah”, but you get the point. Those damn jinxers! “Coming into tonight JoJo has made 79 straight free-throws…oh, and he airballed that one!” Or, JanJan is 23 for 23 on field goals 35 yards or less…oh…wide right!” So, just watch, muskypants. Sanchez will give one up to a righty next start. Take that to Vegas. ?

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

@Hieronymous Lohse:

LOL Buck and Dan actually talked about jinxing Sanchez on the telecast for mentioning it on the air so I wouldn’t be surprised!

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:

Haha – did they really!?? That’s awesome!! Your post makes me want to own him everywhere, by the way. I had a big blind spot to most AL East pitchers – to my detriment. Great post!

Da Fuq Delino?
Da Fuq Delino?
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto.

I’ve been offered either my Liriano/Joe Ross + AJ Ramos for Pujols. I dont mind the trade but it doesn’t seem to fit my team. Overloads me with bench bats and then I’m short on SP and RP. Rizzo is my 1B so I would slot Poo into my UTIL making my team:

OF-Marte, OF-Upton, OF- Belt, UTIL -Pujols, BN-Khris Davis, BN-Delino, BN-Zobrist (who I would prob drop)

SP- Kluber, Liriano/Ross, Rodon, Moore, Manaea, DL- E-rod
RP- Cishek, Rodney, Jepsen

Would you take it? If so, Joe Ross one right?

Spot on
Spot on
6 years ago

So the team I’m playing is built around 5 top tier starters and 3 closers, couple base stealers
Im winning in every hitting category except steals and net steals I’m down 4-2, 0-4
Losing in saves and holds I have 1 closer 4 holds guy so maybe I can win holds. Down 3-4
So what should my strategy be to be this guy?
Play it like I am now and hope has a bad week or I get more steals then him or load up on starters and holds guy to win wins(probably not) strikeouts(probably) quality starts(possibly) and holds. I’ll automatically lose era, whip, hr given up, losses.

Currently down 10-9 his kluber complete game put him ahead

Greyt One
Greyt One
6 years ago

Looking for a 4th Ofer between these guys. What order do u like these guys oh Greyt One

Drury Calhoun Mazara

Greyt One
Greyt One
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Just noticed Pacman Jones in pool too. That change anything?

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1)

(4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
(3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, Jeffress
Bench: (Rodon, Odorizzi, Hill, Chen, Happ)

(1) DL: Carrasco

Okay my starters have been updated but now one more question Grey because you’re so good at this! Someone just dropped Betances… is he worth adding over any of my RPs?

Available RP (% owned): Betances, Street* Cishek, McGee, Doolitte, Colome, Rodney, Boxberger*, Giles, Perkins*, Vizcaino

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Wait what… haha you’re killing me! Betances is only RP eligible and I already have my 3 RPs slots filled! Plus we just established I was gonna stream out of Happ’s spot (I just dropped Ventura and Moore for Chen and Happ) …

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Alright cool! I guess after 757 comments you’re bound to get confused at one point … I don’t know how you do it!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop either Logan Forsythe or David Peralta to put in a waiver request for Brandon Drury?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

k thanks

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

JOSE CAN YOU SEE!!!
Abreu is officially back baby!!

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Sup mustache. Your genius is needed. Got an owner really wanting tanaka for his 2 starts next week. H2h weekly points

1) my tanaka and Berrios for his Darvish and Odorizzi
2) will Darvish be on a pitch count/innings limit when he returns?
3) braun a sell high or hold? Possibly a Joey bats I could trade for

Fiona thanks u

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: you’re not concerned with any pitch counts or innings limits?

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
6 years ago

and here’s rubby’s 7 ER in 5 inning game. how many years can a guy do this, great start, good start, AWFUL, good, ok, medium bad, great, AWFUL etc. trying to think of somebody else in the last few years like this, ubaldo maybe.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers

@I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome:

I could be wrong but I think Fiers had a similar approach to his starts last season.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  swaggerjackers
6 years ago

@swaggerjackers: yeah, good comp.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Rendon: ABs 104 XBH 6

Cain: ABs 96 XBH 2

Wainwright: ABs 11 XBH 3

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
6 years ago

jesus, lineups getting ugly with small short term injuries or being jerked around by coaching, segura/hanram/delino/heyward lately.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Hanley out with the dreaded flu like symptoms. I think the Braves should start calling themselves a “baseball like team.”

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: and CLE browns are “footbally”

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Right now I have a team scoring 12 in ERA (2.77) and 1 in WHIP (1.31).

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Safe to say if I have an ERA under 3, it’s fluky.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Aaron Sanchez seems to have weathered the storm a bit…
Boy, when he doesn’t have his off speed stuff going it gets UGLY REAL FAST…
Batters just sit on fastball all day long. Scary AF.

Let’s hope he’s settled down…

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:

He just broke off 2 gorgeous curveballs back-to-back to strike out Rua…wtf Sanchez, where were you the first 2 innings?!?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Tigers a good match up for Kluber. VMart and Gose the only left handers in the line up. I think the lack of left handed bats holds Detroit back a little bit. This Kluber start is a perfect example. Plenty of righties in there who will chase sliders. JDM, Upton, Castellanos.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

I didn’t say the right handed heavy lineup was the ONLY thing that holds them back.

Somewhere the regression fairies are planning a Jordan Zimmerman themed circuit party.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

What’s the point?

Martin Prado is the king of the 4020’s and then some. His .398 average across 90 PAs features 0 home runs, 0 steals and 17 combined runs and rbis. King of the 4020’s

Jed Lowrie is the other player with a .300+ average and no steals or homers. Andrus who currently sits at .303 has no homers and one steal. Andrus steal totals went 47-25-21 the last three years. What the heck man?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Jed Lowrie’s mishandling of Aoki’s “hit “. Error or good baserunning?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott:

Lowrie is awful defensively. One of the poorest defenders in MLB.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
6 years ago

man smyly’s turned this shit up a notch.

anyhoo, benching holland yet again tomorrow of course (next 2, -16 @ TOR, -4.3 vs WSOX), drop for any of
-vargas (looked good again today vs COL in a -5.3), next up @ CUBS -17.5 (bench this one)
-wisler vs PHI 9.7
– miley @ HOU -7.3 (i’d bench this one), vs TB 3.2
– chacin vs PHI 11.1 (but oh man did he get torn up)

could also hold holland to see if he continues to get that lucky (as wisler did yesterday), at least TEX will get less losses (losses as a stat h2h here with deep benches)

i dropped tropeano last week to grab nicasio last second (benched today, whip destruction on nicasio), missed out grabbing karns some worse options lately.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
6 years ago

Two Wednesdays in a row with no Kenyon posts. Safe to say that experiment is over?

Jonah
Jonah
6 years ago

Is Jon Gray worthy of a roster spot in a 12 team H2H league?

Next start comes in San Francisco.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
(3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, Jeffress
Bench: (Rodon, Odorizzi, Ventura, Moore, Hill)

(1) DL: Carrasco

Available SP (% owned): Iglesias*, Pineda, Chen, Fiers, Corbin, McCullers*, MIller, Berrios, Happ, Leake, McHugh, Severino, Wood, Nicasio, Gausman, Eickhoff, Manaea, R. De La Rosa, Conley

Matz was awesome today (32 pts) and Moore was not so awesome yesterday (-13 pts) yesterday plus I’m starting Rodon tonight vs. BOS so I’ll have 8 more starts (4 a day max) to use going into Sunday (5/8).

Which SP should I drop to stream this week? Plan was stream Happ tomorrow … then start Scherzer (duh), Salazar, Walker, Ventura… then start Hill, Odorizzi… and then start Moore and stream Corbin @ATL on Sunday. Are those still the best starts? or should I bench Ventura and stream Chen instead on Friday? Still starting Moore next Sunday?

5/5
Happ vs. TEX (13.5)^
Gausman vs. NYA (5.3)
Conley vs. ARI (5.0)

5/6
Scherzer @CHN (26.8)^
Chen vs. PHI (18.6)
Salazar vs. KC (13.8)^
Walker @HOU (10.2)^
Pineda vs. BOS (10.6)
Ventura @CLE (-5.7)^

5/7
Hill @BAL (4.7)^
Odorizzi @LAA (6.0)^

5/8
Corbin @ATL (17.2)^
Severino vs. BOS (2.8)
Moore @LAA (-1.1)^
Berrios @CHA (-3.3)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man, sounds good! But wait which SP should I drop to stream Happ and then Chen?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hmm well I don’t need to drop two pitchers… I figure I ‘ll drop either Ventura or Moore for Happ… then drop Happ to stream Chen?

Am I understanding you correctly that you’d drop Ventura before dropping Moore? or vice- versa? Sorry for the confusion!

Or wait should I just be owning Chen over Ventura or Moore and the using the latter’s spot to stream?!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Word, thanks again Grey!

John
John
6 years ago

Do you like Odubel or Villar ROS?

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

This could get ugly for Aaron Sanchez already….UGH

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Brutal stat from Twitter: Souza-Dickerson-Jennings, Rays 5-6-7 hitters 0 for last 52.

Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: And THAT’S why you always leave a note!

Sorry, got confused with my Arrested Development thread…

I meant: And THAT’S why you always stream against the Rays.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

I predict A’s comeback walk off. Game has that feel.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

or, ya know, not.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
(1) UT: Piscotty

Hoping to pickup Khris Davis after the games start tomorrow since he’s off tomorrow. I would have dropped Piscotty today for him but I thought Piscotty’s matchup vs. Morgan today was better than Davis vs. F. Hernandez.

Before I flat out drop Piscotty I was thinking of maybe sending an offer of Brantley and Piscotty to an 0-4 team for maybe a long-shot buy low on Cain? He’s got CarGo, Cain, Trumbo in his 3 OF slots and Carlos Gomez on the bench. Good plan? What are some other buy low guys I should go after and what pairing of two of my bats will land me the best return you think?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

In the 9-8, to this point, slugfest between Seattle and Oakland there is only one player to not record a hit or a counting stat, Stephen Vogt, my catcher du semaine. Well done sir. Your brethren in the amorphous blob of mediocrity and frustration are most proud.

JR
JR
6 years ago

Do you think Ken Giles will regain the Closer Role at all this season?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  JR
6 years ago

@JR:

15% chance

High Like Eagle
High Like Eagle
6 years ago

HAH! i thought i was the only person that automatically associated john danks and gavin floyd

Lonestar3
Lonestar3
6 years ago

10 teamer
We holding Manaea or streaming?

Also Votto’s been riding pine on my team. Is getting a top tier closer too low to sell? I’m in the bottom 1/3 of saves in the league.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Medical Update: Garrett Richards dealing with dehydration. The bad news is he’s not battling it. You want to see a battler. But on the bright side, he’s also not nursing it. Nursers you never can tell with them.

Reports are that his next start is very much in question, which makes sense as there is no known treatment for dehydration. Perhaps what’s called for is an inconvenient, road closing awareness raising fundwalk to raise money as we search for a cure to this mysterious ailment.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

I believe I set the bar pretty high…pretty pretty high…right here, my friend.

Nobody does the absurd medical meme like we do.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

I understand you’re limited by the demands of your chosen medium.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
6 years ago

Grey,

Not sure whether to start Sanchez tonight.

Standard cats except QS instead of W and 162 game limit for SP so streaming is out

Start him?

Thanks

Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
6 years ago

Assuming all next in line set-up men not named Betances are available, is Sam Dyson the best speculative SAGNOF right now? I.e., Tolleson is the closest, um, Closer to losing his job?

Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite.
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thoughts on Ohlendorf in Cincy? Seems to be the “9th inning guy” maybe?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Kyle Seager can rake! That’s what his new boss on the grounds crew will be saying if he keeps this up. Silver sombrero on a .175

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Dear Kris Bryant,

I appreciate you batting .300 and taking bases and all, that .390 OBP is very shiny and pretty.
But please, if you could start hitting dem balls over the fence I’d really like that.
Thank you.

P.S. you have beautiful eyes

P.P.S. seriously, hit those hrs

joe
joe
6 years ago

brock holt! or lowrie? need runs

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  joe
6 years ago

@joe:

You mean Jed Lowrie or Brett Lawrie?
I don’t think Brock plays everyday

Brett version over both though

Nthanks
Nthanks
6 years ago

10 team Head to Head keeper league, what side of trade do you like?
Carlos Correa for Noah S and Tulo

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

Stroman or Hamels ROS?

Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
6 years ago

yahoo F’ing up today bigtime, i’ve now seen two players i know aren’t playing (from reliable sources), and now it’s showing segura (he’s the 2nd i’ve seen today) as playing. segura esp bad since he’s been out for last 3 games now.

ashtray
ashtray
6 years ago

Manaea just unraveled after 4 good innings. Hold in a 12er? I’d drop him for Villar (have Franco and Semien) or speculate on saves (Neris, May, Hudson, Dyson, etc).

Scott
Scott
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

@ashtray: They left him in, and he struck out Kyle Seager to end the inning. That’s a good sign. Both they trust him, and he’s resilient. Let’s see what happens in the 6th first.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: He’s not doing nearly as bad as Felix. Four singles (two of them infield) and an error and he’s done with no one out.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

@ashtray: err.. two errors and one infield single

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

The Eagle has landed.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: Shit taco?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: No time. Just boarding a flight from SF to NY.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Only because kiwis are flightless.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Wow, they’re leaving Manaea in? I can’t watch.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: Whew.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

So ever since I picked up Conforto, he’s been 1-12…sorry guys

if there’s anyone you guys would like me to jinx, let me know.

Wake Up
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: Wil Myers!

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Wake Up
6 years ago

@Wake Up:

On it, look for an epic O-fer streak

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: Daniel Murphy please.

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

Segura out again today with hip issue. ” It’s thought to be minor” damn you baseball gods! haven’t i sacrificed enough?

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

what in the actual f***, Daniel Murphy is batting .402………………………………

……………………………….

*slowly closes laptop and quits fantasy baseball forever*

Wake Up
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: Neil Walker on pace for 50+ HRs!

John
John
6 years ago

Have russell and drury for 2b have duffy and lamb and drury for 3b, Drop one above (lamb drury duffy) for

Ellsbury meh….Krush D …… Villar

points lg no K penalties

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Funny, you guys were talking about Hernan Perez on the podcast, and he ends up hitting a homer today!

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Blind squirrel, yada, yada, yada. :)

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Yep, not a good day for Santiago.

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

What a POS Rendon is. How do you not get in on that 13 run slugfest batting second?

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Any way he doesn’t get you 90 Runs?

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s possible! Much more likely that Espy joins White to form one of the strongest one-two punches that accept trade-ins, even if you have to tow it there! “They’ll even throw in the floor mats!”

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wake Up
6 years ago

@Wake Up: I didn’t pay him to think! I mean, I didn’t draft him to contribute nothing but runs!

Wake Up
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Those abs though!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Melancon Kazam!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

It might be time to get on the post-post-post hype bandwagon for Javier Baez y’all….

He may be nothing but a hot schmotato but just add him as a speculative add just in case if you have a free roster spot and/or in need of some infield help…lotto ticket!

Maddon is trying to keep him in the lineup everyday cuz of his versatility

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Grey,

Just to confirm… 12 team H2H League

Cole Hamels and K-Rod for Maikel Franco and Marco Estrada

You prefer the Hamels side even with Hamel’s groin issue last week and overall mediocre numbers?

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Jim
6 years ago

@Jim:

I feel like you could get someone better for Franco

John
John
6 years ago

Who to start in Util tonight, Lamb JdMart or Mauer points lg

The Great Knoche
The great Knoche
6 years ago

Dear Cubs can you please try winning a game by 3 runs or less? Thanks.

Damn 9th inning insurance runs

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  The great Knoche
6 years ago

@The great Knoche:

Hahaha. I’m with ya’. Makes me ask “which pitcher should I drop? Kent Tekulve or Hector Rondon?” They’re about equal right now. :)

Slowmez
Slowmez
6 years ago

Need some advice on OF (10tm-h2h-standard) – I’ve got 5 spots to fill and some of these guys have left some room to be desired. That said, I’m currently in 1st place, so just trying to tweak where I can. I’m currently pretty deep at the corner IF (Miggy, Rizzo, C Davis (OF), Belt, A Beltran, Castellanos, B Lawrie(2b)) – but that leaves me little room to maneuver.

OF-Chris Davis
OF-Polanco
OF-Cain
OF-Eaton
OF-Span

Bench OF
OF-Reddick

Available on WW: Khris Davis, Markakis, Ozuna, Hazelbaker

Do I drop anyone to grab one of those OFs, do I shop any of my corner hitters to upgrade OF (if so who?), or do I just hold? I feel like I should do something.

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

G my 10 team, have closers drippin from my buttcheeks, sleep on my stomach so I don’t mess up my sheets. My Kimbrel for Yu? (Offered Yu and Waino but would prob just drop Wain) Or is it like Hitler said about the Jews, it’s a bit much…

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Trying to trade Kuechel…how would you rank these pitchers as a return for Kuechel. I’m pushing for Darvish, he’s offering Ventura.

Darvish, Walker, Matz, Gray, Ventura

Which of these guys would/wouldn’t you trade Kuechel for? I’m thinking I push for Darvish and settle for Walker?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

ok, now they’ve shown themselves for reals. no longer dropping treinen (papelnuts info from above and implosions), 20 team with holds and saves. have all of storen/lowe/cedeno/j.peralta/treinen.

1. gotta hold treinen, right, any save options gotta stick.
2. drop either cedeno or lowe for ohlendork right now? lowe likely not DET’s closer if/when K-Rod completely caves in, j.wilson there
3. drop anybody else for siegrist when he comes off waivers tonight?

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: wow, didn’t ohlendork for maybe like 4 days have the TEX job too, till tolleson looked good enough to be given it, or was that 2 years ago?

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i have distinct memories of grabbing him in deep leagues for possible saves, while adding the cherry on top to myself (as i just got done looking at his mesoraco-like lifetime stats) that he “just had 2 clean innings yippie”, probably early last year or late 2014.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

So the Cubs, Mets and Nats have scored 23 runs today and my Bryant, N. Walker and Harper are 1-9 with 2 runs scored and 1RBI. I want a do-over.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
6 years ago

Grey,

I’ve been getting some recent attempts from people trying to trade for my Franco in an attempt to buy low. Should I be patient or do you think he could be a ways away from stardom?

Thanks

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Test Kitchen
6 years ago

@Test Kitchen: Don’t sell low…No benefit to that.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Best offer so far is Kluber

cashmoney
cashmoney
6 years ago

Grey

was offered a trade, my Polanco-Felix for Cargo and Samarj

do it? would Blackmon-Samarj be a better counter?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  cashmoney
6 years ago

@cashmoney: I’d want Polanco and Felix

Bye Felica
Bye Felica