The City of Brotherly Love opened up its sweaty arms, where the hair is growing weirdly on the backside of the biceps, and said, “Come here, and get some of these meatballs that Clay Buchholz is throwing.”  Yoenis Cespedes hit his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homers (4-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs).  In Philly, they say he hit three wiz wits and a Tastykake; Neil Walker (2-for-5, 1 run) had a Tastykake and a dollop of light cream cheese; Asdrubal Cabrera (4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer) had a wiz wit, a Tastykake and three dollops of light cream cheese; Lucas Duda (4-for-6 and his 2nd and 3rd homers) had two wiz wits, a Tastykake and a dollop of the good stuff that is like curdled mother’s milk.  Yoenis started off slow, which is a ludicrous thing to say, he has four homers in eight games.  He’s on pace for 80 homers.  I mean, you really need to take a lesson from Uncle LL, and chillllllllll.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Reyes – 1-for-6, 1 run as he was dropped to 7th in the order.  David Wright said, “He’s a vet, and he’s going to pull through with some jerkin’ awesomeness!  How was that?  I heard Dallas Braden say something similar.”  David Wright said that to his sister as she helps him with his MLB audition tape.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92, but left with hamstring tightness.  He was staked to a huge early lead, then sailed into a port at the W on the Ivictory Coast, earning double reward points.

Clay Buchholz – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  He left with an injury.  Yeah, his pride was hurt.  Snap!  Don’t need the police, so stay off my back or I will attack and you don’t want that!  That Queens barbershop in Coming to America are arguing whether Clay Buchholz should go by what his momma named him or by Mo’ Homers Philly.  Supposedly, Buchholz has a forearm strain.  If true, a great loss.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  To show their love, Phillie fans wrote ‘Maikel’ on their batteries before throwing them on the field.

Santiago Casilla – Bob Melvin said Casilla and Doolittle would share the closer’s job.  Yeah, no doof.  I mean, Casilla and Doolittle have been getting saves.  What’s he going to tell us next? Bubb Rubb wakes up everyone on his street with his whistle muffler?

Chris Tillman – Started a game in extended spring training.  Sometimes it’s also referred to as spring training after curfew.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN”s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “DID YOU MISS ME?!  Of course, you did.  I wanna tell you a bit about my offseason, but I still have pending charges.  Otherwise, I’m good!”

Christian Vazquez – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  It’s not Sandy Leon or Vazquez, the Red Sox catcher position has some kind of BABIP magic rod that you buy off a Bazooka Joe comic.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .250.  Prospector Ralph texted me yesterday, “Benintendi!  And I’m not using my fingers to text this.”  Ew.

Dylan Bundy – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I’m sure this will in no way dampen the Bundy enthusiasm.  For further reading, here’s Lance’s Dylan Bundy breakdown.

Josh Donaldson – Sat out yesterday with a sore calf.  PETA is currently investigating.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2).  Please get goofy hot, I deserve it!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and first non-Sunday homer.  No one tell him.

Matt Kemp – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  What’s the matter, Kemp?  Can’t stand sharing the ‘only Padres to hit for the cycle’ glory with Myers?  That’s why Rihanna dumped your ass!

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-3, 1 run and two steals (2, 3).  I picture B.P. stealing a base and then yelling, “Oh, yeah, doggy!”  Is it just me?  Prolly.

Bartolo Colon – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.30.  Colon blow!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-2, 6 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers, hitting .423.  OZUNA eat home runs for breakfast.  OZUNA hear it’s most important meal.  OZUNA then eat dinner at, like, four in the morning because eating breakfast so late.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-3 with 3 Ks.  If Buxton sneezed on Giancarlo, I’m getting be so pissed!

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start and I will say it’s nice to be able to start a pitcher that you know won’t give any free passes.  Just so carefree.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Real talk:  it’s better to be lucky than good.  I drafted Scooter in a free round of Tout Wars while he was on the Brewers with no job.  Now he’s on the Reds and has more homers than any of my top hitters.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  I said this the other day (yesterday? The days are bleeding together.), but Duvall was wildly underrated in drafts and looks exactly the same as last year when he hit 33 HRs.

Anthony Rendon – Sat out yesterday, because he caught whatever it is going around my fantasy team clubhouse.  Buxton, you’ve polluted my fantasy team’s womb!

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA 0.69.  Hey, the same as Buxton!  Only his is a batting average.  Same diff, though, right?

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, and his 2nd homer, hitting .472.  I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger.  Poor old granddad!  Okay, it’s still early, but obviously Murphy’s looking strong.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .345.  Actually, everyone on the Nats looks great except Trea.  I mean, even Matt Wieters (2-for-3 and his 1st homer) is hitting .435.

Matt Carpenter – Out with back tightness.  He needs a standing desk!  That’s what I use and couldn’t be happier.  This was brought to you by Desks That Can’t Be Bought At Ikea.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  Two starts in a row where he only went five and a third and five, which isn’t good, but I’d hold still in most leagues.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Aledmys, all I ask is you hit well from Tuesday thru Saturday so by the time I tape the podcast on Monday, JB’s over it.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Have I mentioned that I wrote a Grichuk sleeper post this year?  (I have, but humor me.)  No?  Oh, it’s so good!  So much better than the Max Kepler sleeper post. (Still early!)

James Shields – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Pitching better than last year.  Dot dot dot.  Or is he?!  Damn, the dot dot dot reversal question!  That double take gives me the whirlybird every time!  Yeah, Shields is still garbage, I wouldn’t trust him.

Cody Asche – 0-for-4, hitting .077.  You know who eats the most hot dogs in the White Sox clubhouse?  Cody Asche.  Only the Japanese pronounce his name, Kobayashi.  That’s a real chestnut.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .143.  He gets smoking hot for stretches like a Yoga Mom, so wouldn’t be surprised if Frazier goes on a homer binge.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Whatever Spring Training injury concern there was, it sure doesn’t seem to be a problem now.  Did I just jinx him?  Please don’t say I jinxed him.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  I long for 2016 when I owned Lindor everywhere.  Caveat sin e pluribus unum, which essentially means “Beware not owning the money players.”

Buster Posey – Headed for the 7-day DL.  Real question, now that the regular DL is 10 days, do we really still need a 7-day DL for concussions that are never really healed in seven days and are closer to two weeks?

Jean Segura – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  Taylor Motter (3-for-4, 1 run) will fill-in.  Motter’s claim to fame is receiving letters from his kid at Camp Granada.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer.  Somewhere, Chris Shelton is filing a trademark infringement lawsuit, but his attorney is talking him out of it.  “You weren’t the real deal and Springer is.  Different circumstances.”

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19.  First, Pineda, now Pi-Ray-neda!  Not exactly the prettiest line, but compared to the 6 IP, 6 ER shellackings he was taking last year, you’ll take it and love it!

Jeff Samardzija – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yeah, Quality Starts are so much more accurate.

Eduardo Nunez – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .389.  Ya know, it would’ve been nice if he was good in the 2nd half last year so this would’ve been a little more obvious.

Adrian Beltre – Had a setback and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain.  Cal Ripken was only 100% for one day in May of 1987, but that didn’t stop him from playing and harassing rookies on the reg!  As Beltre nurses his calf like a cow, Joey Gallo will continue to pound baseballs into the far reaches of Arlington.  I own Gallo in one league, and it’s actually a league that I was doing well in if that helps sell you.

Sam Dyson – 1 IP, 3 ER, lowering his ERA to 33.00.  “Solid outing.”  *Jeff Banister walks past a dumpster fire*  “Things looking good!”  Dyson should’ve been removed from the closer role after his last outing, that a manager can’t figure that out is mind boggling.  Managers are like vice principals as played by Kenny Powers.  Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress should both be owned, in that order.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Last man standing from the trifecta of top preseason catchers.  Don’t even look at Sanchez or Posey, they’re gonna jinx you.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.71.  More like Tyler Skanks.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I’d say he gave the Angels some 9th inning heroics, but it was against Dyson, so that’s not heroics, that’s picking dead fish out of barrel after someone else shoots them.

Trevor Story – Got the night off because he’s been struggling.  For what it’s Werth, he’s the only struggling hitter I don’t own.  So, y’all, can go ahead and blame yo’selves!

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, EAR at 1.50.  I grabbed him in one deep NL-Only league, but I won’t ever recommend you pick him up in a mixed league, so don’t bother asking.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I’m just gonna go ahead and place this open jar of my grandma’s ashes by the window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Margot, would you be interested in speaking at a training seminar at the Ramada?  I’m inviting Giancarlo and Buxton.

Austin Hedges – 0-for-4.  He’s 0-for-20 on the season.  Should be benches and Hedges, but the other catcher is Benchencourt.  Maybe catching Weaver is throwing off Hedges’ timing.  His mind thinks he’s somewhere with less gravity.  Someone noticing Hedges, “Why won’t he take off his helmet and why is he bouncing to the dugout?”

Byron Buxton – 0-for-3, 3 Ks, hitting .069.  Hitting just at the Ron Jeremy Line!  Buxton reminds me of myself when I played baseball.  This is why I no longer play baseball.  Seriously, though, he reminds me of Melvin Upton.  I think Buxton has a 20/40 season in him, but, at this point, I’d take 20 ground outs and 40 fly outs if it meant no more striking out.  Sean Spicer noted that even Hitler never stooped to going 0-3 with 3 Ks like Buxton.

Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  The Twins’ beat reporters seem to really want his opinion on how sucky the Twins’ lineup looks, because he kept hearing, “Boyd, do they suck?”

James McCann – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .235.  The Tigers’ reporters hazed a rookie reporter by whispering to him that there is something in McCann this year that is helping his performance, making the rookie reporter ask, “What’s in McCann?”  To which they responded, “A dildo!”  Then he got confused, “How does a dildo help him hit homers?”

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Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Votto/VVelasquz or Dozier/Mccullers?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

TEX situation just got worse. claudio/leclerc (i.e. their worst RP not named dyson if you want to go that way, at least amongst guys that might ever get holds) used behind jeffress, with claudio likely to have gotten trout/pujols if not for allowing a double. in any event TEX is planning for barnette here.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: MF’er the wild card “shoulder” of bush only thing complicating this. that being said today was jeffress’ first decent 4 outs of the year.

bobbo
bobbo
5 years ago

Neftali Feliz was just dropped in my 10team roto. I have the #1 priority and my “closers” are light with Jansen, Andrew Miller, Neris, Reed, Casilla, and Bush. I’m not crazy to blow the top waiver on a guy like Feliz am I?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  bobbo
5 years ago

@bobbo: definitely add him

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  bobbo
5 years ago

@bobbo: now it’s only about figuring out to drop reed/neris/bush first. if no bush shoulder thing this would be reed probably. i’d still go reed dropped first. worst case scenario by dropping reed you lose like 2-4 total saves if bush never gets the job (or neris).

bobbo
bobbo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:
Could also drop a bench bat in either Heyward (was hoping for a rebound) or Mark Reynolds (have Desmond on the DL)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  bobbo
5 years ago

@bobbo: oh heyward then. you almost don’t need BN bats at all in shallow leagues. and the ones you’d have would be massive upside guys like desmond.

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
5 years ago

Finally Stanton! YES.

Is dealing Fulmer or Maeda for Judge in a dynasty league a Lyle Overpay? Which would you give up?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

such an odd first and a half weeks of the season – Rizzo and Betts are absolutely crushing my team right now and my team ERA is over 7… and now i’m watching Shelby Miller hold the Giants scoreless through 4 innings – 3 more innings than I thought he would last

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: imagine your biggest money league having rizzo/treat urner/story with only braun doing anything in your first 39 picks. i do have freeman/harper in many many leagues so not all bad.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
5 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: i mean MY first 4 picks, THROUGH pick 39.

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

Best starts for tomorrow? Down by 12 K’s and tied in Ws and QSs while ERA and WHIP are close enough…

Already own these guys:
Dufy vs. OAK (10.3)
J. Gray @SF (4.7)
Gausman @TOR (2.3)

Would need to drop one or two guys out of Lackey, Gausman, Walker, J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, or Nova in order to start any of the following though:

Chen vs. NYM (9.5)
Severino vs. TB (5.6)
Tomlin vs. CHW (4.3)
Nelson @CIN (-2.8)
Gsellman @MIA (8.2)

Waffles
Waffles
5 years ago

I just traded McCutchen, Price, and Beltre for Trea Turner. Traded away 3 hall of famers!

Waffles
Waffles
Reply to  Waffles
5 years ago

@Waffles: 12 teamer, value the extra roster spots. OBP league. What do you think?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

AL only drop kim for mancini, mancini listed as lefty side only platooner, BUT he’s now played 3 in a row, today against a righty, and over kim. i have
C vogt
1B miggy (this is getting ugly)
2B miller
3B mostsuckass
SS correa
MI motter
CI moss
OF (4) trumbo/rajai/k.davis/s.smith
util (1) cargo 2
BN kim
DL segura
NA zimmer

f’it i did this already.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

looky looky who woke the F up

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and i don’t mean to-jo, ALSO his first good day, in the same day.

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Looking to deal R Zimmerman for D Robertson .
I have Diaz , Dyson , Reed and Familia.
5×5 roto.
Whata think?

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Yahoo keeper league (keep 5). Would you trade Donaldson for Story & Peraza?

R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP,SLG

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Piscotty knows!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Giancarlo with 2 bombs, finally!!!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

For holds this year Capps or Gregorson?

rick
rick
5 years ago

Hosmer Happ Jimmy-Johnson for Chapman Lamb?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Which Astro do you want for holds Gregorson or Will Harris?

Thanks

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
Losing faith in Kepler and thinking of using that roster spot for streaming pitchers.
Josh Tomlin vs. CHW is $4.2 so would you start him and just stream after?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: what about Eduardo Rodriguez bs. PIT? Or just give Kepler more time?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
5 years ago

have a waiver claim in 14 team h2h land for dropping madson for bush. should i drop this and just grab jeffress now? i have 2 moves total left on week and my other waiver claim is dropping skaggs for j.gray (i have that one behind the bush one). my other RP are (4 spots to start total): madson/bearclaw/familia/kimbrel/capps (DL).

also, i’m guessing if i don’t get j.gray i BUT do get bush a good idea might be to drop skaggs for jeffress? (after madson is gone). this leaves me with no moves this week left and only these for starting pitchers (QS and K/9 in play as well): duffy/kennedy/lackey/conley/shoemaker/a.wood/carmart

MarvPesos
John
5 years ago

Grey,
Without knowing anything about my team other than having an empty bench spot(&10tm h2h cat keeper -keep 12), in terms of potential long term upside, who would you pick up out of:
H.Pence, G.Parra, E. Suarez, M. Moreland, S. Leon, S.souza jr, or skip the extra bench bat and grab tony Watson (RP)
Thanks

John
John
5 years ago

My Pujols for his Bradley? I can afford to lose a CI and need an OF. Wait for injury clarification or go for it!?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Aw Come on Craig! Broxton showing life and you send him back to the seven hole.

Is Walt Weiss with the Brewers this year?

jon
jon
5 years ago

10 team keeper league

Lamb for Stroman? good enough to sell BAAAAAAAHHD mon Lamb?

I have Kyle Seager at 3B

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Deal completed…how do you like this team?

C-Molina
1B-Votto
2B-Dozier
3B-Seager
SS-Seager
OF-Springer, Betts, Polanco, benintendi,
UTIL-Morales, Abreu
BENCH- Peraza, Russel

SP- Madbum, Carrasco, Cole, Quintana, Maeda, Stroman, Ray, Nova
RP- Jansen, Diaz, Allen, Treinen

anything i should do or just leave it be?

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

My mind is a hampster, I apologize..

Drop Nova for Moustakas?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
5 years ago

Hey boss it’s a 2fer day what side u like

Harper treinen walker or sherzer Myers

My other of are cruz benintendi piscottty Broxton Margot with Dahl on DL

Staff is carrasco Salazar Maeda mccullers bundy finnegan Gray

jon
jon
5 years ago

10 team keeper league

Abreu for Stroman? who has to add and how much?

I have Votto and Morales as 1B replacements.

jon
jon
Reply to  jon
5 years ago

@jon:

Might also be able to get Duffy.. thoughts?

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

McCullers? I guess based on your rankings thats a no lol

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

Hate to do this to you but I have a catcher question. I have the hitless Hedges (even @ freaking Col) on multiple teams. I swapped him out for Leon in one league. Probable options are d’Arnaud, Castro, Bandy, Norris, or Rupp.
Hitless for 2 weeks is just too much at this point.

Bosox
Bosox
5 years ago

Drop colome for Pineda or manaea? Head to head league

Bosox
Bosox
5 years ago

When’s a good time to stash moncada?

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

Currently floundering in 11th place in 12 team weekly lineups 5X5 roto with 8 bench slots. Currently have 3 of those filled with Dahl, JD, & JBJ (no DL slots).
I just snagged Moreland for Pillar so that was a plus.
My current healthy OF is Mazara, Pederson, Kepler, D Santana ( who seems to be getting better), & Schebler.
1) I could drop one for Heyward who is on waivers or Avisail, Werth or Markakis are also out there
2) Semien is also out on waivers but I have limited spots with all the injuries so I would likely need to drop either Anderson or Saladino to pick him up. Make a move?
3) I have a few RPs in this league as well Giles. Johnson, Kintzler, Dyson (ugh) & Madison (who looks to be out the picture for saves) Lose Madison? or Dyson? or both? Dyson does have a job (for now)
Thanks for the help …this team is a hot mess.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
5 years ago

AL only keeper, can only drop someone when hurt or sent down. Thankfully Bruce Rondon was sent down so I can add a P but this may be a ROS play. I’m an expansion team and not likely to compete this year and have no actual closers on my roster. First option will probably be Joe Jimenez and hope he gets the DET job in the next year or so, but if I get outbid for him would you go with a back end SP (Miguel Gonzalez, Martin Perez, Karns or Jesse Chavez?) Or grab some other MR?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
5 years ago

Judge is nuts. His homer today looked like a sure out but carried like 425 feet. The reverse beer goggle fly.

Polish neighbor
Polish neighbor
5 years ago

Herrro!
You know who is partially responsible for Buxtons struggles? People that put labels on players before they win anything. And of course coaches. How can you let him bat 3rd and put so much pressure on a young player like Buxton?!
What can do??!!

hondo
hondo
5 years ago

Drop Kiermaier or Inciarte for Keon?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
5 years ago

@hondo: Or drop the Coors date is expiring,Ian’s coming and Madbum ,Kershaw and Cueto(plus a 5 day week) are on the horizon Mark Reynolds?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Grey

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Did you mean Kiermaier is the better drop or the best of the mess?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cool.It looks like ROS proj has Ender’s runs kinda low at 67,I’m hoping for more if he gets going and Kemp isn’t going to be dinged up all year.

Filkarri
Filkarri
5 years ago

Drop Kepler for Duda or Zimmerman?

Filkarri
Filkarri
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Quick followup, should I drop Kepler or Carlos Gomez for Duda?

Filkarri
Filkarri
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. I hate Gomez so this drop is gonna feel good.

Filkarri
Filkarri
Reply to  Filkarri
5 years ago

@Grey: That @Filkarri: That was super satisfying.

Pager24
Pager24
5 years ago

My team is collectively hitting .190 on the season HA! turns on oven proceeds to stick head in oven…. FMFBL ha

Nothing really to add -just wanted to say thanks for all the great info!

Matthew Baumer
Matthew Baumer
5 years ago

Drop Buxton for Conforto in 11 team, 10 hitters daily league? obp and slg in 7×7. No keepers. Thanks

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Schoop v. Steven Wright ($11.8) or Devon Travis v. Chase Anderson ($18.2) for my 2B today?

In general, would you advise just going with the Hittertron each day? Or should Schoop be starting for me unless there is some huge difference? Thanks

Nasally Whendy
Nasally Whendy
5 years ago

Which should I be picking up Marwin, j polanco or conforto off the wire?

Nasally Whendy
Nasally Whendy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
As a wildcard bench bat… conforto it is. Thanks for all that you do

Huddy
Huddy
5 years ago

Cain vs OAK Thames vs TOR Haniger vs HOU pick 2 tonight, thanks

Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace
Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace
5 years ago

So although I came in third place last season in tough league of grizzled vets, I vowed to relax the itchy trigger finger and resist all the pretty shiny hot streaks glowing from the waiver wire and NOT carry four or more bench bats. I suspect this is more common than not for newbs and I even had a pseudo theory working that while some bats were trying to sort their shiz I could weave hot bats in for cold. Of course this meant gong nuts analyzing every matchup each day.

So thats what I swore I wouldn’t do. Now deep into this new season I’m about to be right back in it.
I queried you Grey about whether to take the trade offer of Miggy for Hendricks, and of course the consensus was yes. I did.
As of tomorrow I will have 4 bench spots. I also have Pom and G Richards on DL and was thinking of dropping Folty to activate Pom – Yes/No? And deal w Richards when time came.

Question is – do I just hold tight and let some of the bats settle in and make determinations of who to drop/trade/light on fire in a couple + weeks or do I do something now and start trimming fat.
Just like last season first half I couldn’t figure out who that would be (Crutch was my #1 and #1 bench warmer but I couldn’t drop him or trade. My league hates trades apparently. )
I was thinking that if Miggy comes around and isn’t hiding a back injury he could be down the road a bit great trade bait for a top pitcher. Does this sound, sound?

Who would you cut now and look for? I can’t identify any guys who are droppable but maybe I’m just to close to the fire. Maybe trades but who seems trade-able and that I could spare.
Sorry for this crap. Trying to learn and definitely bitten hard by fantasy bug.

C – Schwarber
1-Goldschmidt
2-D Murphy
3-Longoria
SS-Peraza
OF-Braun
OF- N Cruz
OF- A Eaton
U-N Castellanos
U-M Cabrera
B-Elvis Andrus
B-Piscotty
B-Judge
B- Dickerson
SP-C Carrasco
SP-Nola
R-C Bedrosian
R-Ibenoit
P-Nova
P-Bundy
P- graveman
P-iglesias
B Devenski, , Foltynewicz
DL Drew Pom; Richards

Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Sorry my question wasn’t clearer earlier. At this point is Madson, Dull, Barraclaugh, Lorenzen, or Storen a better spec option versus Neris?

H
H
5 years ago

Trade offer, which side?

Xander Bogarts for Tre Turner

The Flamed Man
The Flamed Man
5 years ago

Greetings. Another excellent article.

Margot is available on waivers how much should I bid? We have 100 dollar max. Already used 4 dollars on a closer. 10 team 9 player keeper.

Thank you.

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you

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

Drop fowler for any of the following or hold
Werth
Parra
Souza
Judge

Fish
Fish
5 years ago

What kind of starting pitcher should I look to get for Betances? It’s a 10 team redraft where Ks are gone in favor of K/9 and saves is replaced by S+H. He finished top 50 value last year…

Bosox
Bosox
5 years ago

Bush or Benoit over familia?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Bosox
5 years ago

@Bosox: No

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Bosox
5 years ago

@Bosox: see THIS is where somebody should be trolling, UNLESS saves you get in the next 10 days ONLY are scoring categories.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Would you drop Kepler to pick up Judge or Haniger?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

So what do I do with Neris? Keep holding for possible saves, or speculate on someone else (Madson, Dull, Barraclaugh, Lorenzen, Storen)? I already have Miller in my pen, so I probably can’t get by with two relief aces who aren’t closing.

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sure. My question is are any of those other options closer to saves/better spec options?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

13-team weekly points roto league using R HR RBI OPS NSB

Best bench bat:
Kepler
Zimmerman
Duda
Travis
Melky

Thanks

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

Braun or pollock ros OPS league

demribbies
demribbies
5 years ago

Heads up Todd Frazier scratched for flu-like symptoms.

In his absense would you roll w/ Rendon vs Leake or JoRamirez vs Holland?

Pousse-Pousse
Pousse-Pousse
5 years ago

Three of Matt Boyd’s strikeouts were against Buxton, so those don’t really count. Adjust expectations accordingly.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

grey,

Would you rather have James McCann or Travis d’Arnaud?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: This one could win you your league, Esskay!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

It’s a fill in until posey and Sanchez come back

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Okay, so it’s for 5 games…that’s even less impactful. They’re both mediocre. Flip a coin. I have McCann in one and Travis in another.

joeg414
joeg414
5 years ago

Wait on L.Martin or Kepler ? 6×6 deeep roto

Password Is Taco
Password Is Taco
5 years ago

Drop Rich Hill and/or Garrett Richards for Graveman and/or Gerrit Cole?

My Seven Rizzos
My Seven Rizzos
5 years ago

Need a sanity check here…
In a 12 team, keeper, h2h points league:

My hitting is good, however wondering if I should drop B Miller for a better bench? Broxton, Souza, Dickerson, Cesar Hernandez?

My Pitching is risky…. I need to drop 2, who should i drop?

C Gattis,
C Brian McCann
1B Tommy Joseph
2B Carpenter
3B Donaldson
SS Villar
MI Elvis Andrus
CI Arenado
OF Calhoun
OF Haniger
OF Thames
OF Trout
OF Yelich
U Starling Marte

BN Yuli Gurriel
BN Brad Miller

Cotton,
Danny Duffy,
Paxton,
Robbie Ray,
Samardzjia,
Stroman,
Pomeranz,
Jon Gray,
Manaea,
Musgrove,
Daniel Norris,
Bedrosian,
Devenski,
Edwin Diaz

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: People care too much about having a good (relatively speaking) bench. I don’t get it.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha. Well yes, I glean that most can’t make a decision on their own, but bench bats in particular…there are so many factors that go into what type of bench bat you want, IF you want one. It’s not really a matter of who is better, if they’re only going to play once or twice a week. Like this guy has Donaldson and Arenado…where’s Gurriel going to play? Eh, I could write a whole post about bench bats. I digress. Anywho!

My Seven Rizzos
My Seven Rizzos
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: I care about my bench players, because if someone like Donaldson hits the DL, i have a somewhat comparable point producer waiting to be used. Or it Thames doesn’t pan out and my bench is having a better year, i make the switch. I agree that spending too much on the bench is not a good idea, absolutely.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  My Seven Rizzos
5 years ago

@Notorious PING!: I don’t know, you have Arenado. IF one goes down, I’m sure you can hit the waiver wire for a competent CI when it happens. I’d probably use the spot on a potential upgrade at 1B

My Seven Rizzos
My Seven Rizzos
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: No faith in Gurriel? I thought he would make an impact this year.

Which 2 pitchers do you think i could cut, if needed? thanks Grey!

Gregjeffries
Gregjeffries
5 years ago

Yo FML! My mornings are complete again with your daily musings!

Question (and not trying to be a dick) – How come you’ve cooled on Kepler so quickly after having ranked in the top 100 preseason. I know he’s striking out at 30% rate and all, but you always preach patience at the beginning of the season, so I’m curious. (Considering dropping Kep for Moreland but I cyclopsed Kepler SO HARD during the draft that it hurts my heart to do so) Thanks again for all that you do!

true and correct
true and correct
5 years ago

Hey Gray:
On monday you confirmed my planned bid of $100 for Inciarte (drop Joyce) on my Ultimate team (1 15 team lg.) at NFBC. I have another question, which is what’s the proper bid for Gyorko for Cozart.
Grandal
Wolters
Rizzo
Murphy
Shaw
Diaz
K.Davis
Trumbo
O.Herrera
Grandson
Schebler
Andrus
Solarte
Dyson

Bench:
Cozart
Joyce
Soler

Left pitchers off this list as uninvolved.
Solarte will get dual position this week (3d/2nd), which leaves me with a backup everywhere except 2nd since Murphy is my only 1st base b/up.
Gyorko has 2nd AND 3d base eligibility (as well as s.s./m.i.) so he becomes much more valuable to my team than Cozart, while on the bench.
You agreed on my $100 bid for Inciarte. I’m thinking at least $50 on Gyorko, which leaves me with $816 left of my $1,000 F.A. bankroll. I used $34 to get Casilla after week 1 , for Rondon.

Much appreciated.

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Would you go $50 ?

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: To get Gyorko off of the waiver wire. Drop Cozart. Sorry. On 1 hand spending $100 for Inciarte and $50 for Gyorko is a big chunk of my FAAB money, but the improvement Inciarte and Gyorko provide over Joyce and Cozart can help me win the league and it’s $40k top prize. $20k for 2nd and $7500 for 3d.

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Gray. Gyorko would give me cover at 2nd, 3d, and c.i., and m.i. If Rizzo or Solarte go out Gyorko is available.

jon
jon
5 years ago

stanton or springer for a 10 team keeper league?

dom
dom
5 years ago

haha good stuff

better OPS this year: Jason Heyward or Alex Gordon?

Green monstahh
Green monstahh
5 years ago

It’s hummmmmp day woot woot middle of the week already!

H2h pts / weekly league. Rosters of course are locked for the week. Looking ahead to next week as a depth move are you adding any of these bats?

Chris owings (SS/OF)

Ryan Zimmerman (1b)

Steve Souza

Howie Kendrick (2b/OF)

Solarte (3b)

On my bench I have Javier Baez (2b/SS/3b), Manuel Margot, Travis Shaw (1b/3b), and Sandoval.

My two utility slots I have drury (3b/OF) & hunter renfoe there.

My IF slot is Miguel Sano (3b/OF & DH)

My 1b is Jose abreu who’s been slumping , my DH is Carlos Santana who also has eligibility at 1b.

My 3b is Todd Frazier , I also have Sano, Sandoval, drury, Sandoval & Shaw eligible at 3b

My OF we start 4:
Harper, cespedes, schwarber & benintendi.

Would you look to stash a top prospect? Moncada? Anyone else worth stashing ?

Thanks & take care!!

Green monstahh
Green monstahh
Reply to  Green monstahh
5 years ago

@Green monstahh:

Just saw bird is available too

Activist Judger
Activist Judger
5 years ago

Grey, which side wins this trade?

Nelson Cruz and Matt Bush for Cargo and Jose Abreu

JP
JP
5 years ago

I have a guy who really wants a SS, I have Xander, he’s offered me two deals:

1. His Trout for my Xander/Benetendi

2. His Miggy/Maeda for my Xander

Which would you choose?

B the Esq.
Reply to  JP
5 years ago

@JP: League and roster context would be helpful, but if you can get Trout for Xander and Benintendi, I would be quick to hit accept and laugh while you pick up someone off waivers to fill the roster spot….

JP
JP
Reply to  B the Esq.
5 years ago

@B the Esq.: Thanks, it’s a 12 team HxH league, I’d have Brad Miller to replace Xander

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Owner dropped Bird in a 12-team H2H OBP. Worth claiming and dropping someone like R.Zimmerman?

Bird would probably ride the pine on my team for a few days until he heals up.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

My first FAAB could have gone better, methinks: $3 on Bush, $2 DeShit, $1 Bartolo.

I assume hold Bush pending news on the shoulder stuff?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: hehe – he said “hold bush”. heh hehe

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: ha HA!

jon
jon
5 years ago

Quick question here Grey….

would you deal Kyle Seager or Jose Abreu for a pitcher if i also have Jake Lamb and Joey Votto?

Which one would you trade if needed to?>

thank you

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Drop TOJO for Lucas Duda?

Also, Bradley DL. Should I pick up Thames, Panik, Duda Garnder, Ellsbury A Cabrera, D Peralta and Suarez.. about the only ones worth noting.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  primetime
5 years ago

@primetime: WET TAIL!!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
5 years ago

What a mess in Texas. Dyson is plain crap, Jeffres seems to be crap too and Bush is now injured…seriously, whos gonna close games?! Kela?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Moscowitz
5 years ago

@Moscowitz: it SHOULD be kela if not bush. meanwhile they are jerking him around worse than anything they’ve ever done to delino (and we know how much that is)

Maark
Maark
5 years ago

Drop Skaggs or Hammel for D. Norris or Luis Severino?

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

By the way – Bush is getting his shoulder “looked at”, which I’m guessing isn’t in the same creepy way you look at Buxton’s shoulders, pervert.

Jeffries would seem to be the pickup, though I’d rather pick up a tranny hooker than trust that dude. Ok, maybe it’s the same level of trust, only one has a safe word.

Uh, I’ve heard.

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
5 years ago

One more Grey,
Keon or Haniger? I know it had to be asked already today, but I couldn’t find it.

Thanks again Grey.

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto.

Texas to go with a committee at closer. Is Dyson an immediate drop, or would you try to hold?

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

3 belly laughs, a chuckle and a snort – the Spocer/Hitler reference actually elicited a guffaw. Nice to see you shaking off the spring training cobwebs and rounding into form, Grey.

Naturally yesterday was the 1st day I benched Frazier during his 0/20 start to the season. SONOFABENCH!

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
5 years ago

14 team H2H redraft weekly league

Drop Travis Shaw for Brett Gardner, Eugenio suarez, Rajai davis, Yunel Escobar or Corey Dickerson? Or hold?

Thanks!

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
Reply to  Boy Wonder
5 years ago

@Boy Wonder: or Duda

I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball
I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball
5 years ago

Brad Miller or Broxton for bench bat in 10T H2H? No real need on either side. Thanks Grey!

Maxwell
Maxwell
5 years ago

Drop Rajai Davis, Ender Inciarte or Justin Bour for Mitch Moreland and/or Shaw? I play in a categories league – AVG, HR, R, RBI, OBP, SLG

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
5 years ago

Grey,
What would you think of this trade in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H League with Holds and OPS:

I give Edwin E, Tim Anderson (throw away), McCullers (this one could hurt) and Duvall

I get Story (replace Anderson), Carasco and Desmond

He can use help at 1B and OF, and I would like to upgrade my SP. I really like McCullers as I know you do, but I thought I would run by you. I would be offering, so I have no idea what this owner would say. I avoided Carrasco during draft, but am kinda regretting now after last night.

Thanks very much Grey.

WhiskeyTea
WhiskeyTea
5 years ago

In a points league in need of some pitching how do you feel about Trevor Story straight up for Michael Fulmer? Already have Lindor and Villar for SS

WhiskeyTea
WhiskeyTea
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I thought so… Would Hendricks or Keuchel interest you more?