We have to talk about these London games.  They were bloody awful!  Talk about giving the pitchers a lift, but lift as in British English, as in putting the pitchers on an elevator with Droopy Dog saying, “Going down?”  This was like if The Spice Girls had a Cilantro Spice.  The Yankees used a pitcher named Hale just to troll the Brits.  They should’ve signed Ben Revere to a two-day contract, but just to have him scream at the front gates when the Brits were coming into the stadium. That would’ve been savage.  Never forget, never surrender!  Okay, now I’m just singing Corey Hart, WHO WAS CANADIAN BUT REACHED SUCCESS IN AMERICA!  Any hoo!  There was a ton of offense this weekend.  Luke Voit bongo’ed four hits on Saturday, then pulled up lame because London’s healthcare system.  The Yanks said he should be back on Tuesday, and the Brits said, “The Yanks said something.”  Aaron Judge (1-for-2, 1 run) went donking (his 7th); Aaron Hicks (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) said, “Dinger ain’t just the Rockies mascot,” with his 6th on Saturday; Brett Gardner (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) elicits female-like screams from Joe Buck when he went deep for his 12th homer on Saturday; Michael Chavis stepped up for the Sawx with two dongers on Saturday because the fence was 255 feet away and 0-for-5 on Sunday; Just Dong (3-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th) introduced his new cosplay character, Dongo Magnificent; Christian Vazquez (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer) thumbed his nose up at all Protestant Vazquezes, and all pitchers got wrecked.  I mean, Rick Porcello (1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.07) and Masahiro Tanaka (2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.74) should’ve forgot their passports and never even went.  Oh well, as we know, hitters don’t need to be in London to tea off.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Luis Severino – Unable to throw off the mound. I’d be more concerned about Severino bouncing back for next year, then throwing significant innings this year.  So, you can stash him with your Klubers and Glasnows, then give a glance to see what Clevinger did when he returned.

Marcell Ozuna – Hit the IL after fracturing his middle finger.  What an FU to his fantasy owners.  Unlike Moistasskiss, most players who fracture fingers are out for a decent amount of time. I’ve begun to compile my 2nd half rankings, which will drop next Tuesday, and I’m thinking OZUNA just went from a top 50 guy to off the list. In related news, I tried to pick up Tyler O’Neill in all of my leagues, but didn’t have room in shallower ones.  O’Neill could be a decent power bat in for the Long Day’s Journey into the 2nd half.

Dakota Hudson – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and 7 unearned runs, ERA at 3.40.  That’s like the Regression Fairies show up to a dinner party without a bottle of wine, so they go to the store to get one, fall into a series of misadventures not seen since the movie After Hours, then return with a bottle of wine two days after the party is done only to find out the host is in AA and doesn’t want the wine.

Matt Carpenter – Has started once all week. You’d think a Carpenter would make better use of a bench, but he appears to just be sitting there. Cardinals are saying Carpenter’s stomach was bothering him. I’m sure it’s from looking at his stats.

Dominic Leone – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 7.20. This was a bit of an odd case, because Carlos Martinez (2 2/3 IP, 0 ER) went for multiple innings, but that goes back to what I keep saying about why C-Mart won’t be the lone closer on the Cards.  Starting to think it will be C-Mart 50% of the time, and others filling in the rest like it’s a bad episode of Lost.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Please let him be back to April/May Paddack for just six more weeks, then he can get shut down at the end of August.

Manny Machado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .277.  Macho, Macho Manny!

Joey Lucchesi – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Was wishing for this game to go much smoother against a poor team in Petco.  Shouldn’t have used my last wish on turning Tommy La Stella into an All-Star.

Brett Anderson – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  He threw his last start of 3 IP, 7 ER simply to see who would stick with him.  Turns out we like medium-sized Anderson, because I wasn’t sticking with him through thick and thin.

Stephen Piscotty – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Piscotty said, “I thought it was my quad,” then the doctor started screaming, “Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!”

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .270, and a single shy of the cycle.  That’s All-Star Matt Chapman.  I think, at least. I don’t pay attention to the All-Star Game rosters much.  Sandy Alcantara making it though is a fire emoji on the top of a meteor headed right for the All-Star Game.  Marlins should pitch him on the Sunday before the game, so not only is he a terrible selection, but he’ll also be unavailable.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40.  Been saying for a week-plus that he looks broke, and I wouldn’t own him. You filling up your pity-bank for good karma? Go pick plastic straws out of dolphins’ nostrils and leave Heaney alone.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .299.  Reading Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston entrance exam question, “Ohtani as only a hitter is greater than or equal to a top 20 hitter?”  Beads of sweat forming on forehead, gulps hard, looks at instructions, “Show your work.”  Oh cmon!

Aaron Sanchez – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.31. Aaron Sanchez should’ve been Chopped.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer.  How can you spot a hot schmotato? It’s Smoak’ing.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .233. He’s on pace for 42 homers; he’s owned in only 40% of ESPN leagues.  Have an idea for teams who have already abandoned fantasy baseball before July. If a guy is on pace for 40+ homers, he’s automatically added onto teams that haven’t made a move in a week.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  “I can’t say he’s dead for sure, but we could stick his head under water and see if there’s any bubbles–Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Eugenio moved! He’s alive!”

Raisel Iglesias – 2 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.41 and his 14th save. Earlier this year, Raisel Iglesias questioned his manager’s use of him. That is reason enough to remove him from the closer job, if the manager has a short fuse and anger issues. Enter:  David Bell.  Since Michael Lorenzen (1/3 IP, 3 ER) was used in the 6th inning, I don’t buy he’s the closer either.  David Bell is legit spiting his team by screwing over his closer with his usage.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  I know you only care about what’s going on with my teams, so I will quickly recount to you my use of Tony Disco.  He pitches well: on my bench. He pitches poorly: in my lineup.  I need Opposite George to manage my team.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Schwarber always seems to homer during Jon Lester’s starts. Can imagine this is cause for consternation between Lester, Schwarber and Joe Buck.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and 14th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  At least once a week I’m reminded that the Diamondbacks Mr. Bungled Scherzer, and traded him to the Tigers for Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson.  That would’ve been a bad trade if it were 1960 and that was JFK (because Arizona didn’t have a team then, so what was JFK gonna do? Land a man on the desert?).

Brandon Dixon – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and around his 18th homer in the last week.  Bra-Dix was in Friday’s Buy, as he was in every Buy column for the last two years, give or take two years.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  He was a Streamonator call on Saturday, and SON likes him for his next start.  If you start Pineda in any league, you have pants grapes that are much bigger than mine.

Dylan Cease – Being called up for Wednesday’s game.  We did it! We did it! We…*losing enthusiasm*…did…it? Damn, only two exclamations in and I’m already fatigued.  That captures my feelings on most rookie pitchers, if I’m being honest.  If I’m being punny, that Cease’s my feelings.  Let’s just grab one rando who happens to be his teammate.  I was excited about Giolito when he was called up three years ago, and you see how long that took?  Cease has lights-out stuff. Prospect Mike said, “The righty pairs a double-plus heater with a wipeout curve, which could play as a starter (SP2/3 ceiling). Speaking of ceilings, what if one fell on Grey? How great would that be?”  What is the meaning of this? I grabbed Cease in one 15-team mixed league, because who am I to resist rookie nookie, but I could see this going south fast for ratios.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  As I mentioned in the OZUNA blurb, currently working on my 2nd half rankings, and still not sure where I’m going to land on Giolito, but hard to picture him much lower than a top 15 starter.

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .310, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  You can’t find a hotter schmotato in the majors. It’s not a challenge, don’t come at me with Yairo Munoz.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and a slam (20) and legs (13), hitting .295.  Tildaddy says you can drive his car!

Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.56, as he was activated from the IL.  No joke, I bet at some point Dr. Met is going to pop up with a diorama made of elbow macaroni and say, “So…I think I’ve figured out what’s been wrong with Syndergaard for the last year.”

Kevin Pillar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .240. Pillar is holding up the entire team, which could be why the team should be condemned and closed for renovations.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.10 vs. Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  Here’s a good one for all you NERDS! Between Ray and Bumgarner, any ideas which one is ranked higher on the Player Rater?  It was Ray, and, before yesterday’s game, it wasn’t even close.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Fun fact!  Bra-Wood is not related to Bra-Dix.

Eric Thames – 1-for-2, and his 12th homer. This was a pinch-hit homer, and I usually don’t point those out, but he homered on Saturday, and, if he gets hot, he could be a top 50 player in the 2nd half. Not saying he will, but the opportunity is there.

David Dahl – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .317.  Wish to apologize for my lengthy weeks-long diatribes about him being David Dull, but I had to get him going. It’s tough love; it’s what my daddy fought me–excuse me, taught me.

Starlin Castro – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, ERA at .230. “Siri, set a reminder for me to pick up Isan Diaz.”  “Grey, a reminder has been set for you to pick up Nissan Diesel.” “Siri, I’m talking about the minor leaguer who has 18 round trippers in Triple-A.” “Calling AAA to have an 18-wheeler pick up your Nissan Diesel.”  “Siri, leave me alone.”  “Grey, there are no leaf robes in your area.”

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .255. Hit ’em up, Al-farrrrrrr-o!

Jordan Yamamoto – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.35.  Chaos everywhere. Cars have crashed into each other in the middle of the road, left there, overheating. A pimply-faced teenager runs into frame and points at the sky, screaming, “Yamamoto is crashing back to earth!”

Zach Plesac – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.61.  Another teenager rides up on his bicycle, “That’s not just Yamamoto…That’s three-fifths of the Indians’ pitching staff!”

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.54. He threw 112 pitches yesterday, but they were low-stress pitches, because he kept repeating an inspirational mantra, “If I pitch well, Trevor Bauer said he will crap with the door closed.”

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  Said after his last Snell-lacking that he was a buy low, and now I’m saying, samesies, if you can.

Brendan McKay – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks in his 1st major league start.  I’ve gone over him a few times in the last week, and I would absolutely add him, so take the rest of this with a grain of salt, but he was not overpowering anyone on Saturday.  He induced a ton of fly ball outs, which scares me with this pinball they’re calling a baseball. It could absolutely be a small sample, since I watched one game of his. I did not come away floored by his pitching, even if Brendan McKay did the Rangers like he was walking into The Peach Pit, nodding his head as the coolest guy in the place, and everyone else was Jason Biggs doing that apple pie.

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.97. Streamonator doesn’t love him, but he has pitched well, which leaves me lukewarm, which is also what Skywalker says getting out of a spa.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .286.  Gallo said he’d like to take part in the Home Run Derby, but wasn’t invited. Joey Gallo should set up shop in the parking lot and hit home runs into the stadium.

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ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Moncada/Chavis/Domingo German for Sunday Santana/JoRam, what side?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Which side? German Marquez/Aroldis Chapman or Ian Kennedy/Woodruff

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

nazi in exile side.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Pick one for holds and ratios. Minter, Alvarado, Pagan, Newcombe, Dyson

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  JC
3 years ago

alvarado if one. minter behind newcomb at ATL now. actually if holds ONLY (and not saves + holds or saves OR holds) then newcomb. pagan/alvarado likely splitting the saves.

JC
JC
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
3 years ago

Well, the question says to “pick one” and specifies holds and ratios. Saves are not mentioned. So if you are too dumb to understand the question, it might be smart to hide your ignorance.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  JC
3 years ago

right, so duke newcomb then. nothing gets fixed from hiding though.

JC
JC
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
3 years ago

Good comeback

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Meadows or Hiura

10T 5×5

Thanks

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

What awful news on skaggs ugh.

On a baseball note Lourdes Gurriel is so free.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Didn’t think the Cubs were playing in London until next year.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

hehehe. PIT going nutzo on people (HOU multiple times) a LOT lately after spending almost all year not too good at scoring runs.

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Grey. Besides wheeler do you have any other pitchers you consider buy low?

Marquez
Boyd

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Can I make a team for next year by taking the pitching of the Marlins and the hitting of the Blue Jays? It’s like the body of an engret….with the head of a………….meerkat.

Anyway, Gray what are you thoughts on Alberto Hanser, or is it Hanser Alberto? Seems like a good player in reality but for fantasy a waste of time. I’m intrigued a little because of the batting avg if the Orioles move him up lineup.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

the beef jerky appendage man. he’s useful for AL only and other deep spots for the positional stuff (2B/3B in fantrax, i know i want one total guy to slot in for CI/MI/2B/3B when a whole bunch of others might have an off day)

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Goldschmidt or Mike Minor

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What happened to shizz? 90 Ks already.246 arrggh

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oy
#metoo

JC
JC
3 years ago

Eloy or V Robles

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Eloy and Morton for my J Turner and Neris. Based on your recent comments, I believe you like this one for me. Close?

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
3 years ago

I have a rotation of Hoskins, Olson, and voit occupying my 1B and CI. My OF and UTL are Yelich, Dahl, Eloy, Puig, Brantley, and Yordan. I have Caesar Hernandez at 2B and Scooter can go there as well. I was offered Altuve and McCay (pitcher) for Hoskins and Neris. I have enough closers to be alright. Does this move make sense for my situation or better off holding? Trade analyzer has me winning this in a landslide but probably not factoring in Altuve’s current state. Thanks!

Wake Up
3 years ago

nvm…I’m hearing that he already did it himself…

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

Not funny. Real stupid thing to say

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

Loser

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

where are you seeing that. however butthole surfers’ pepper lyrics come to mind here.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
3 years ago

wondering if this was a less accidental version of jo-fer here. obviously not a boat related thing, but with certain drugs they can all be considered just as daredevil-like lifestyle choices.

Wake Up
3 years ago

0K to drop Skaggs ?

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

probably the douchiest comment I’ve ever seen. You need jesus.

183414
183414
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

ASSHOLE !!!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

What is wrong with you dude?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

Where the F have you been?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Wake Up
3 years ago

this is apt comment, it’s a play on other seriously close to as stupid type comments of “should i drop this guy (who’s out all year or something)”. good stuff. meanwhile, we don’t have this news yet (sometimes they keep this stuff hidden for a long time too, including forever sometimes) but anybody else thinking how even more apt his name might be in this kinda death? how absolutely not ironic that would be (but would be called exactly ironic by others if so).

Coolwhip
3 years ago

ughhh damn Grey. Losing Skaggs like this is so tragic. No word on a cause yet, but I’m guessing it might be a car crash or similar. This is like the death of Adenhart all over again. It always sucks when a young player robbed of life, like with Taveras and Fernandez before. Angels game today in Texas now canceled.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

no foul play. They found him unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. They don’t believe it was suicide

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

F’ng horrible news. I’m so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to his family and teammates. Ten years since the Adenhart tragedy. So very, very sad. He was a good guy. Must have been heart or genetic thing.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Just devastating. Let us count our blessings in times like this and say a prayer for his loved ones. Just horrible such a good young guy is gone so abruptly.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

Lyman, Donnie, Nick, Tyler. Being an Angels fan takes a strong heart. God bless you, Tyler. Our hearts are with you and yours. Gone too soon.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

wasn’t a car crash, unless the news reports are covering up a whole lot (including anything mentioning any car). “robbed of life” is an interesting way to put it with jo-fer and oscar taveras (both died from driving/boating high and/or drunk at extreme speeds). probably could be a way to put it if you don’t believe at all that people are actually in charge of what they do.

– be like saying a stunt driver tried jumping a gorge, didn’t make it, then we talk about “the gorge being a murderer robbing the driver of life”. gotta not believe in agency to speak in these ways. these are the ways people tend to talk about young kids in the ghetto getting stray bullets simply from living on the block they lived on.

Eli
Eli
3 years ago

Romo or Jackson

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
3 years ago

RIP Tyler Skaggs.

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So tragic. Not sure if they always do this but ESPN removed him from the player pool almost instantly. I had dropped him this morning and it just says Team Name dropped: (blank).

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  here comes the pizza
3 years ago

Process over prudence

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Smoak, Daniel Murphy, a riley. Please rank ros. Obp league

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

Wow Tyler Skaggs

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Just heard Tyler SKaggs died

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

27 years old

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Rangers/Angels game postponed.

Yut
Yut
3 years ago

Rank em

Romo, Jackson, Kennedy

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

What do you think about Mike Foltynewicz making a comeback in the second half? Should I pick him up?

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Jose Quintana – rank ROS?

TC
TC
3 years ago

Better keepers moving forward. Standard categories.
Bryant and Benintendi or M. Chapman and Mondesi?

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

I’ve been holding Kyle Tucker could be a 15th round keeper for the next three years should I drop him for schwarber. Our keeper league is only three year keeper but someone held vlad last year late and got him for three years.

Dr Y
Dr Y
3 years ago

Have K. Seager playing in my utility spot for a deeper 12 team mixed league. Would you drop Seager for Tyler O’Neil? Thanks

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
3 years ago

Trade help, please!

I’m in a 10-team league where each team can keep up to 8 players without penalty. Scoring is h2h categories. See below for my current roster. I starred the players that I currently plan on keeping.

C – Contreras
1b – Abreu
2b – Scooter
3b – Bregman*
CI – Bryant*
MI – Machado*
OF – Acuna*
OF – Dahl
OF – Eloy*
OF – Marte
U – Ohtani
Bench bats – McNeil, Yordan
IL bats – Mondesi*, Correa*

P – Sale
P – Flaherty
P – Tanaka
P – Woodruff
P – Greinke
P – Kimbrel
P – Holland
P – Pressly
Bench arms – Wheeler, Leclerc, Darvish, Marquez, Gant, Luzardo, Stripling
IL arms – Treinen

Trade offer is… his Juan Soto and Lucchesi
for my Eloy, Yordan, and Scooter

Thoughts?

Since I can only keep 1 of Eloy and Jordan, I figured that I could move them for Soto, who I consider to be an upgrade. McNeil has been great and has some versatility, so figured I could roll with him as my 2b, especially when I have Correa and Mondesi in my lineup.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Long term, how do you think Eloy and Yordan compare to Soto?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Naaaagh !!

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

Huh?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Psh – Lourdes only 3/4 with 3 runs, no HRs and no RBIs… WHAT A BUM!!!!

This has been an incredible week+ pick up as a Mondesi replacement

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

14 team 5×5 roto. Choose two to start from:
Alzolay @PIT
R Lopez vs DET
Cease vs DET
Happ @ TB
Matz vs PHI
Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Happy July. I am starting to think about the offseason. My question is about Jose Ramirez. I paid $48 dollars for him, based on a $1100 salary cap. Our cap is going up to $1300 this winter. So my questions are these:

1) If I decide to keep him, it will cost me $53 against the $1300 salary cap. Should I keep him for 2020 or let him go this winter, and hope I can get him cheaper?
2) If I don’t keep him, would you trade him for someone like LeMahieu or Merryfield right now?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better this week?

senzel – 4 vs mil, 2 vs cle
riley – 3 vs phi, 3 vs mia
conforto – 2 vs nyy, 3 vs phi

thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

I’m I the only one who gets super confused whose up when a team in blue jerseys and helmets are the visitors in Toronto? I feel like the Blue Jays have had 60 abs already.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

OBP keeper league. I’m in contention.

Sale and Blackmon

Or

Pete Beef and Flaherty

Sale and Blackmon both expensive. Alonso and Flaherty both around $10. Who you got?

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
3 years ago

19 / 4 / 18 /.208 – Josh Bell’s stats last 30 days…and his last couple weeks aren’t great either.

Would you take Muncy or Bell for ROS in a standard roto redraft league?

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

2 HR’s and 5 RBI….never mind. :-)

Quill
Quill
3 years ago

Tomorrow’s games (H2H points)

Sit one

Eloy vs Det (Boyd)
Murphy vs Hou (Urquidy)
Olson vs Min (Odorizzi)
Laureano vs Min (Odorizzi)

Sit either one closer or one starter

Flaherty @Sea
Wheeler vsNyy
Gallen @Wsh
Marquez vsHou
Strahm vsSF

Romo @Wsh
Robles @Tex
CMart @Sea
Diaz vsNyy
Doolittle vsMia

DJ
DJ
3 years ago

Can you please rank for 10 team H2H ROS: Laureano, Meadows, Mazara

SheaSeraSera
3 years ago

Thames or Ordor ROS?

12 team 6×6 with OPS the extra category?

Crock
Crock
3 years ago

12 team league, drop Darvish to take a chance on Cease?

183414
183414
3 years ago

I see you recommended Clevinger. Surprised in light of your recent comments.

I have Rogers, Kimberly, Hader, and Hendriks (while he still has the job) in and Clevinger on the bench, based on his last outing, and that saves are as, if not more, precarious as s.b.’s.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

In a roto keeper – I have Story as a 15th rounder for the next two years after this one. I’ve been offered the following for Story:

Bregman (1st), Wheeler (2nd) and Yates

If the best I can likely finish is 3rd, do you pull the trigger or hold Story?

Thanks

WheelhouseWreck
WheelhouseWreck
3 years ago

Dude this is funny shizz on here. You truly put the razz in razzball. A guy offered me Clevinger for Gallen/Minor then took it back. Should I offer it back to him?

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

Does Trienen get his job back
He hasn’t exactly been lights out

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

Hello again, just got offered C. Biggio for either Chavis or Kepler. I am thinking do it for Chavis right??

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

OF / DH quandary: Kepler v [email protected] Oakland, Avisail v Balt, NYY, Heyward @ Pittsburgh @ CHW, and Domingo v StL , Oakland. All 6 game schedule, except Avisail 7.Who sits? 6×6 OBP H2H

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. pitching has been a mess last few weeks and need era and k’s help. need to start 3 of the following. who do you like?

clevinger – @ kc
gallen – @ was, @ atl
yarborough (likely second man up) – vs bal, vs nyy
matz – vs phi
mengden – vs min, @ sea

thanks!

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

FWIW, I’m a Gallen owner and I’m sitting him with two on the road, especially the red hot Braves. Not saying Gallen is only a home start, but two road starts v two solid lineups, gives me the runs ( no pun intended).

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

If Luzardo was up today. How would you rank Gallen, Luzardo and Fried in a QS league?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hey Grey!
Hiura or Scooter as my backup 2B option with Gleyber and DL Mondesi? Currently starting Hiura but I drafted Scoot and liked him before the year started and have some FOMO.
Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

LOL, more Mets!!

Jul 1, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration.

With a message that filled up one Citi Field scoreboard about 15 minutes before Sunday night’s game against Atlanta, the Mets expressed deep regret to Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson for displaying their names and images in error during the “We Remember” segment of Saturday’s ceremony.

The club says it has spoken with both former players to apologize and wants to thank them along with their families and friends for their “gracefulness and understanding.”

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

In H2H league

I have Liam Hendricks, Raisel Iglesia, Will Smith and Kimbrel

Drop any of these for Brandan McKay or Carlos Martinez? Zach Wheeler is out there as well but I don’t trust any Mets!

JP
JP
3 years ago

Pick 2 from these 4?

Aaron Hicks, Hunter Dozier, Jeff McNeil, Jean Segura?

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

“hitters don’t need to be in London to tea off”

ROFL

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

haha, btw, Mr. Seal over here (thinks he can get away with calling himself that, humph) was bold enough to stream Pineda using SON! LFG!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

RP: I got Hand, Strop, Romo, Workman, Pressly. What a crew!

12-team H2H. Ppl go crazy for closers — no FAAB so it’s Fast Finger. Heard you know something about that, handsome G. But seriously, it’s like the one thing ppl are good at in this league.

Numbers to make your life easier:
1. Thinking Oberg for Strop?
2. Could also swap him for my stream spot (Pinata), which I don’t really need vs my opponent this week. Was thinking of snagging Cease, though.

Think I just do the above, but interested in your thoughts.

3. FYI, Lizard King should be back post-ASB right? Umma stash that guy VVV soon.
4. Surprising Donkey so high on McKay yet down on like a Gallen when they have the exact same potential issue of getting innings in the Majors (for different reasons, of course).

Just when I thought Seals and Donkeys were getting along!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Great on both. Have Gallen already and agree. Donezo on Cease

Thinking Oberg for Stop is a nothingburger for you? Or Strop worth holding to see how Kimbrel gets back into form?

That’s it for this Seal! More compliments later in the week.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

roger

Randy
Randy
3 years ago

Would you drop Hendriks or Shawn Kelley to pick-up Neris in a SV+H league?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Well, I’m out on the McKay thing too. Mine has more to do with spending $149 per Gallen for a high octane Zac attack. That reminds of the time I was on empty so I stopped at that overpriced 76 gas station in Brentwood and saw they had 100 octane racing fuel for like $7 a Gallen. Naturally I couldn’t resist and put some in my truck. Fun, fun. I hope the same thing happens this week and rest of season with Zac.

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

To my question earlier, added matchups below:

1. Which catcher do you prefer to stream for the week: Alfaro, Vasquez, or Carson Kelly?
Alfaro: 3 @ Wsh, 3 @ Atl, 3 v NYM
Vasquez: 3 @ Tor, 3 @ Det, 3 v LAD
Kelly: 2 @ LAD, 3 v Col, 3 @ StL

Adding one more:
2. Need to sit one at UT…
Voit (slight injury and DH concerns) 2 @ NYM, 4 @TB. 3 v Tor
Upton (extra game!) 4 @ Tex, 3 @ Hou, 3 v Sea
Hoskins (nothing interesting in parentheses) 3 @ Atl, 3 @ NYM, 3 v Wsh

Thanks again for your help!

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Acuna and Ohtani are setting themselves up for a big second half. Just need

Brandon Lowe: I think he’s jumped the shark. He’s still hitting in a prime spot, but numbers are fading… Chris Taylor and Dannys Antana are options. How would you rank them for ROS?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, another streamer question?
Better streamer
Gibson at Oak or
Cease at home vs Det
SON likes both

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Desist

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 H2H – Rank ROS

Encarnacion, Voit, Conforto, Olson

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. I knew you were high on Olson, but I didn’t know whether you would value him over the likes of Voit/Conforto. The first 3 are on my team and Olson is on the wire.

pizza5788
3 years ago

Would you drop Eflin for Luzardo

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Whos the better start tomorrow?
Flaherty at Sea or
Strahm home vs SF

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Carrasco was cut would you want to stash him in your il? Or do you think he’s not back this year? I’d hate ave to cut Julio Urias and then try to reclaim him. We use faab 12 teams

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Help, help, help!

Who do I sit (just 1) out of;

JBJ [email protected], [email protected]
Franmil 3vSF, [email protected]
Mallex 3vSTL, 3vOAK
Springer 3vLAA, [email protected]
AlxGordon 3vCLE, [email protected], [email protected]
Dozier 3vCLE, [email protected], [email protected]
Conforto 2vNYY, 3vPHI
McNeil 2vNYY, 3vPHI

Kelley
Kelley
3 years ago

please rank ros h2h points. Eloy,Hicks,Puig also please rank Hiura,Biggio,A.Russell Thanks

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Who’s the drop here. Ronald Guzman. Jon Jay. Daniel Palka.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ha! Seriously!

Al only tough

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Would you trade gallen and fried for Paxton in a qs league

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

Want to pick-up Neris who was dropped this weekend in a SV+H league. Do I drop Hendriks or Shawn kelley?

phil
phil
3 years ago

I need to drop two. Who? Not a keeper league. Gallen, Keuchel, Hendricks, Cease, McKay, Plesac.

pizza5788
3 years ago

Please rank Pence Verdugo Mercado Reynolds

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

I really had high hopes for Heaney after coming out of the gate strong-ish.

Drop him in a 12-team to stream R. Lopez vs. DET tomorrow?

thanks

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Baseball in London who would think it.

in my roto league still struggling with the pitching . Is it time to just drop glasnow and severino and Yamamoto. I really don’t know much about the relievers and starters available below.

Yonny Chirinos Kyle Gibson Lucas Giolito Mike Minor Brandon Woodruff Jordan Yamamoto Shawn Kelley Hansel Robles Sergio Romo Dallas Keuchel Brad Peacock

Tyler Glasnow Luis Severino

Starters: Friers , merril keylly, leake Martin Perez, Cashner Roark, Joe Musgrove

Relievers avail John Means, Dakota Hudson, Workman, Jordan Lylse, John Cant

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks Grey

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Starting Alzohay today? @PIT sounded good but robot has him at -11

Start anyway? Or listen to the machine? 10 team, been holding him

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is this what a roofie feels like

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

cj cron or m.olson? (who has the better 2nd half? )

starting A.Alzolay @pit tonight? SON. hates him again.
( just looking for clean innings, dont care about the w or qs.)

danny salazar rehab 1.2ip, 5k, 3h(2 were infield singles)
are you interested at all? looked like it was vs a jv high school team BUT i have a dl slot open and i cant seem to quit K-zar

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

16 team h2h points league… redraft

I was offered Y Alvarez and Flaherty for my DeGrom? What do you think?

My other SPs are Tanaka, Berrios, Bieber, Ed Rod…
My Ofs are Buxton, Dahl, Franmil and Stanton(IL)

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Hard to make trades in my league, people hold on to their guys, I’m way ahead in hitting, pitching needs help, have to overpay to make a deal

1) Should I target Bauer or Ryu
2) I’m giving up JD, would it be in the ballpark to get whoever I target from above and Price back

thank you!

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How about I give up Olson (2 more years as a keeper) for Bauer (not a keeper)

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Ellis
3 years ago

JD for Ryu and Bauer?

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Hold onto Hendriks when Treinen comes back in a SV+H league? Or swap out for Amir Garrett or Tony Watson

Also Alfaro or Phegley in a 5×5 OBP league

Gobblers
Gobblers
3 years ago

Sorry if this is double posted…

Good stuff Grey FMLda…

In an RCL,

Mercado & CarMart for Didi

Thanks!

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- I have the 2 week lock in an ESPN weekly league today. Need to sit one of: Voit, Mondesi, Hunter Pence or Soler. The first appears to be OK? The second and third are apparently coming back?

This 2 week lock is the worst. I’m almost assured to make a decision I regret. Thanks

Cok Cobblers
Cok Cobblers
3 years ago

Good stuff Grey FMLda…

In an RCL,

Mercado & CarMart for Didi

Thanks!

buster moon
buster moon
3 years ago

Drop Myers for Thames? OBP league

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Need to pickup a bench bat for the week and beyond:

For the week choices are

Schwarber facing 6 Right handers all on the road @Pitt/CHW
C. Dickerson facing 6 right handers all at home vs CHC/Mil
Thames facing 6 right hander on the road @ Cin/Pitt
Eaton facing 6 Right handers at home vs. Mia/KC
B. Reynolds facing 6 right handers @ home vs Chc/Mil

Hittertron favors:
Schwarber, Thames, Dickerson, Eaton than Reynolds

Which two would you pickup for most production?

Thanks

Ryan
Ryan