Yesterday, Carlos Gomez was designated for assignment.  Outfielders in the tier of guys in the preseason I told you not to draft:  Pence, Kemp, Gomez, Schwarber, Hanley, Corey Dickerson, Ellsbury, Brantley, Adam Jones and Carlos Gonzalez.  I’ll take a 7-for-10.  You believed still in the preseason about Carlos Gomez, didn’t you?  *touches finger to nose but not for a sobriety test*  I’m more surprised by the people shocked by Gomez’s fall from grace.  *makes crazy, rolly finger motion by ear*  Anyone who saw him in his prime knew he was gonna find a steep cliff.  Even when he broke out, the underlying stats told you something had to change or he wasn’t going to have continued success.  *sticks finger in nose, smiles*  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo Stanton – Sat out yesterday due to his hips.  What’s funny is sometimes, when we’re alone, I call him Gianshakira, because his hips don’t lie.  On a side note, since I own Giancarlo in a CBS league that costs $150 per person, I wish I would’ve known to set my daily CBS fantasy on Sunday for the week.  Nice 404 error page, CBS fantasy.

David Phelps – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Grey pregaming, “Yo, Phelps is gonna be Poppa Large big shout on the east coast as a true what?  A true fuschnick.  With Phelps getting a can’t stop until I get enough, too hot, hot damn-type line.”  After the start was over, “I guess he’s okay to stream, but he needs to go more than five innings.”

Wei-Yin Chen – Played catch from 60 feet and reported no issue.  It’s all about those last six inches — that’s what she’s never said!

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Always a coin flip what you’re going to get from this schmohawk.  Yesterday, the coin came up headszija.  Could’ve easily been tailszija.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .277.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week, but a 7-for-8 on Monday will do that to you.  A 7-for-8 game on other days of the week would do it too.

Bryce Harper – Sat out again with a stiff neck.  About the only thing Harper’s made stiff this year with his play.  Now the Nationals are saying he hasn’t shown improvement and a DL stint is possible.  It’s also possible you’re not the greatest player in the game if you’re only great every other year.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .253.  That was his 2nd homer in two days. “Five.”  “Alex, what is the number of games Werth would need to home run in a row before I picked him up?”  “Yes, we also would’ve accepted, ‘How many fingers you have on your right hand?'”

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .286.  The other day a reporter asked Turner where he got his speed from and he said, “My grandpa has a wooden leg and he’ll tell you I got my speed from him.”  Does Turner think it’s the 1800s and we’re gonna believe fables?  Because we’re not a gullible people.  Now, excuse me, while I go lie in a tanning bed for Vitamin D, read up on blue waffle disease and shave my eyelashes to avoid eyelash lice.

Josh Tomlin – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.18.  Ouch, that stands out as especially excruciating too because I started him in my Scout league, where I’m holding onto first barely, and, for some reason that is beyond me, the league ends at the end of August.  “It avoids the frustration of guys getting shut down in September; that frustration everyone knows from H2H leagues.”  “Um, okay, but this is a roto league.”  “Right.  Good luck!”

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .305.  Lindor’s stats aren’t completely analogous with this comparison, but he reminds me of Lorenzo Cain last year.  Number three hitter on a top offensive team is just good to own.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 14th steal, hitting .309, hitting near-.475 in the last week as one of the hottest schmotatoes in the land.  Also, has two homers and three steals in the last eleven games.  Also, I was crazy about Ramirez last year, which somehow equates in my pea brain that I should like Delino DeShields again next year.  Someone save me!

Nate Eovaldi – Left yesterday’s game with elbow discomfort.  He said it hurts right by his tattoo that reads, “Throws 97 MPH, Results May Vary.”

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Wanna feel old?  Notorious B.I.G. died 19 years ago.  From the time he died until now is the same time from The Beatles invasion to me in high school.  Holy crap, I’m old.

Gary Sanchez – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  The ball didn’t look to be going out at first, then Yankee fans prayed into their gift baskets they got from Jeter and it sailed out.

Steven Wright – Won’t start on Thursday due to a jammed shoulder.  Steven Wright said, “I much prefer to jam peaches.”

Drew Pomeranz – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA on Sawx is 5.26.  Better.  Still not butter.  More like margarine that is overpriced and therefore not at all economical.

Ross Detwiler – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Seriously, Billy Beane takes pillow stuffing, puts a flannel shirt around it and he’s got a 5th starter-slash-scarecrow.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.42 vs. Felix Hernandez 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Also, in this game, Robinson Cano (2-for-4) hit his 25th homer, and Nelson Cruz (3-for-4) hit his 28th.  At least I think it was this game, but the Mariners might’ve also just put a projection screen up on the field and showed the 2011 All-Star Game.

Blake Snell – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, but three more unearned for the heart-stopping box scare.  He goes home for his next start vs. the Padres and a little “Friar, may I?”

Jose Bautista – Hit the DL.  Originally hurt his knee when he caught his spike on the turf.  In unrelated Spike news, when is Degrassi Junior High reuniting on Netflix?  I can’t handle this!  Candle!

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .248.  On our Player Rater, he’s ranked just outside the top 200 overall, by fellow schmohawk, Sano, and Addison Reed.  *tries to contain laughter*  Tulo’s been about as valuable as Addison Reed.  Nice.

Melvin Upton – 1-for-3 and three steals (21, 22, 23).  With Bautista sidelined, the BJs may dole out some more BJ.

Devon Travis – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  What are you waiting for to pick him up?  Someone to climb your building with suction cups wearing a Travis jersey?  Cause it’s not happening (probably, but this year, you can never be certain).

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  In his last top 100 pitchers, JB apologized for not ranking Happ high enough.  I don’t share the same enthusiasm.  He’s 33 years old with a 7.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 3.99 xFIP.  Those are fine numbers.  Not bad.  Drastically different than, say, Keuchel?  Not really.  Obviously the ERA results have been, but Happ could easily put up a 4.50 ERA month and it wouldn’t shock me.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  He held the Pirates hitless through five innings.  I feel like every time I look up Edwin is no hitting the Pirates.  Note to self:  Look up more.

Travis Jankowski – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 25th steal, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  I think you people — yeah, you people! — don’t realize how many steals Jankowski is getting in such a small period of time.  He has 185 ABs.  That’s a 75 steal pace.  Make you say Jankowski!

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  Some of you oldies may remember Vogelsong’s 2011 season when he threw 179 2/3 IP and had a 2.71 ERA.  I don’t think it’s deja Vogelsong, but he could piece together a solid couple of weeks.

Francisco Cervelli – Left the game with wrist discomfort.  Oh, man, Cervelli is totally the ‘merely a flesh wound’ guy, isn’t he?  It’s like once a week with Cervelli and an injury.  Call him, “It’s Merely A Concussion” Cervelli.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer.  Damn, big time mea culpa on this guy.  Didn’t think he had it in him.  Great news is we can sit back and watch people overdraft him next year.  Like in 2015 when someone in my Tout league drafted him in the 2nd round.  Hashtag never forget.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 5.14.  Damn!  King Kong and Hector Santiago got nothing on Nolasco!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  Would’ve been a good year to only draft variations on the name Hammel.

Addison Russell – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .243.  Russell is like a slugger who specializes in 1-for-4’s with solo homers, only he’s a 17-homer hitter.

Rich Hill – Says he won’t pitch this Friday due to his blister.  A blister that will now have knocked him out for over a month.  Think this calls for bringing out one of our oldest glossary terms, Hill is pulling a Kotchman.

Justin Turner – Got the day off yesterday after starting 27 straight games.  Wow, 27 straight games.  Cal Ripken once hit Gregg Zaun with a pillowcase filled with turds for 27 straight days like it was nothing!

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  This start came against the Phils.  Let me give you a taste of the new math with an equation:  A non-exceptional start vs. the Phils + Kazmir = Jeff Buckley treading into water in boots.  Hmm, math is slightly off there, but I’d have a hard time holding onto Kazmir in most mixed leagues.

Kenley Jansen – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  God of Schmotatoes stands in a dank police office.  Schmotatoes are marched in, one as disheveled as the next.  The God of Schmotatoes points to Galvis.  And that’s the story of how Freddy got fingered.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Sonavabench!  I knew I should’ve started this schmohawk but the Stream-o-nator was like, “No, don’t do it, Grey, but please call me at 3 AM because I’m lonely.”  Stupid, lonely robot!

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-3 and his 20th and 21st homer and 47th and 48th RBIs.  I might need a small miracle and a large slump for him to avoid getting to 60 RBIs.  Don’t put it past me to pray for that shizz either.  See, I sweat the small stuff!

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .217.  JB said Carter is a total BILF.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Someone didn’t understand why The DeScla Man wasn’t a great start yesterday.  Guys and five girl readers, an away start in Busch isn’t great.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  Damn, Votto, you let Eugenio catch you again!

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Carpenter really nailed that one!

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  The Superfluous H hasn’t been himself this year — between injuries and feeling exasperated with Starbucks’ baristas misspelling Jhonny — but he could get hot for the final six weeks if he’s healthy.

Jaime Garcia – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.93. Yesterday, he got into the ninth inning only throwing 85 pitches.  The start before — 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 Ks — the next start.  Dot dot dot.  Well, I don’t trust him at all, so I dropped him.

Jose Quintana – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.85 vs. Ian Kennedy – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Quintana and Kennedy are tied together in the history books, as well.  Kennedy almost went to war with Cuba.  In Cuba, there’s Guantanamo Bay, which with my mispronunciation, I call Quintana, and he’s put hitters on lockdown all year.  See?  Don’t mess with Quintmo!

David Peralta – Will undergo season-ending wrist surgery.  Backdate that to April.

Yasmany Tomas – Didn’t start yesterday due to a stiff neck.  He believes he got a Viagra stuck in his throat.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks in Metco.  Now that’s where the Robbie hits the road!  Stream-o-Nator‘s got a “Doinggggg” for Ray in every start, so I was hesitant to start him here, but if you cry wolf enough times, eventually Randy Wolf shows up at your door with a restraining order.

Jake Barrett – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 4th blown save to go with his 4 saves.  Robbie Ray deserved better, but, you know what else, I DESERVED BETTER!  Nothing like finally getting your chance to be a closer and ruining it.  If he were to close two months of games, maybe he’d be the closer to start next year, then in three years time (yeah, I’m skipping ahead), Barrett gets a $35 million contract.  But no!  Barrett looks like he should be in the minors.  Diamondbacks have little to play for, so they should continue to run him out there, but Enrique Burgos could get a look.  (Like the D-Backs even get save chances.)

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs and two steals (21, 22), hitting .311.  I hope he gets to 35 steals.  Not because I own him, but so I can justify my undying love for him next year.  Then, of course, he’ll fail.  I love owning players in their down years and not in their up years.  Stupid Saberhagenmetrics.

T.J. Rivera – 1-for-5 as he was called up, and played 3rd.  Rivera was crushing the ball in the PCL, but the PCL is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon, so if you take that away, he’s a 27-year-old utility man, which sounds like Harrison Ford before American Graffiti.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, EAR at 3.35.  I streamed Colon yesterday, and I didn’t even need prunes.  I gotta say, it was a good day.

Jose Reyes – Will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Brooklyn.  At the Brooklyn stadium, they serve microbrew with grapefruit notes, free range chicken sausages that were farmed in the Adirondacks, every umpire is required to be knowledgable of the best coffeehouses in the area and everyone’s walk-up music is a Decemberists’ song.

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Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
5 years ago

Hey yo. Just won my summer softball league! As a 36 year old, this feels like an 8th grade handy…
Any who, was just offered this trade that I am fairly enticed by.
I give Duvall, Contreras, and Felix h.
I get, Zunino, Bour, and Cole Hamels.

I kind of like it.

Current roster:
C (x2): Contreras, Gattis
1B: Goldy
2B: Odor
SS: Seager
3B: Donaldson
1B/3B: Baez
2b/ss: H. Perez
OF (x5): Springer, Dongs, Polanco, Duvall, Altherr
Util: Ender
B: Soler, Gurriel
DL: Cespedes
SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Felix, A. Sanchez, Gausman, Cashner
RP: Familia, Giles, Diaz, Nate Jones.

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

Tough match ups for Musgrove (@ Toronto and @ Baltimore. Would you start him? Bench him?
Or stream hoping to pick him up later next week? Steamer options are Straily @ Brewers, Conley v CWS, Koehler v CWS.

Also, best pickup for nex week…..Moore v Pirates, Santana @ Braves, Pom @ Cleve

NeNe5
NeNe5
5 years ago

Would you trade H Perez for Shoemaker in H2H nonkeeper? Current staff is J Fernandez, Hendrik, Salazar, Teheran, Taillon, Stroman, Shark. Using Perez as Util & 4th OF.

(Could try to trade Jupton for Shoemaker but that is very unlikely)

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Grey, would you move Harvey for Giolito with 2017 in mind? Harvey is maybe one of my 11 keepers in a 15 team league

regan
regan
5 years ago

Please rank the following: Samardzija, Bag O’ Dicks, Your Grannies Wooden Teeth?

Ralphy
Ralphy
5 years ago

Regarding the Arenado trade for Rizzo and Chapman. How much higher do you anticpate ranking Arenado next year over Rizzo?

regan
regan
5 years ago

Looks like Reynolds is going on the DL. Think they will bring up Paulson? I wish they would give Dickerson a look. I think i heard he was playing some 1st awhile back but can’t say for sure.

John
John
5 years ago

EE for Polanco and Franco?

I would pick up A Dick or Altherrrr for my open spot.

John
John
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: tx

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

Grey, please rank, Naquin, Altherr, Dickerson?

Need Jank
Need Jank
5 years ago

Drop Belt or C.Allen for Jank? Want that Jank.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Who would you rather have next year? Bautista or schwarber?

What up Pham
What up Pham
5 years ago

Can i squeeze in two Grey

1. 12 team h2h with OBP, SLG. Which OF:
Calhoun
Belt
Moss
Kepler
Beltran

2. Semien or B. Miller at SS in the same league?

Thx!

What up Pham
What up Pham
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: on that team, one for UTIL:
Franco
Calhoun
Belt
Moss
Kepler

jacks
jacks
5 years ago

4X4 keeper league. I’m in first and I want to bring this baby home. I have Kershaw. My pitching looks likes this:
SP: Sale, Hamels, Hendricks, Duffy, Fulmer, Taillon, Pomeranz DL Kershaw
RP: Kimbrel, Dyson, Oh, Thornburg, Ottavino, Barrett

I’m considering trading Kershaw for Greinke and Braun. Greinke has an amazing schedule ROS (3 vs SDP, 2 vs LAD and SF, 1 v ATL and 1 v WAS) and I think he shores up my staff. Fulmer, Duffy and Taillon might not be good down the stretch.

Braun would upgrade Kemp for me.

Do I do the deal or stand pat? Will my closers be able to close out the season for me, or do I need to upgrade there (Dyson and Kimbrel worry me in particular) instead?

Ray
Ray
5 years ago

ROS.. can you rank these pitchers?

Reynaldo Lopez
Jose De Leon
David Phelps
Joe Ross

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

damn Odor is on pace for 30-15 as a 22 year old second baseman. I wished I owned shares of him but that’s all but a pipe dream since he’s so cheaply owned by another manager in my keeper league. *sadface*

Top 20 overall next year maybe?

rick
rick
5 years ago

Keon vs Altherr?

those keon steals doe!

VinWins
5 years ago

Good day to have hitters in the early games. One team with 23 ABs has 14 hits, 10 runs, 9 RBI.

Crock
Crock
5 years ago

Who are some reasonable pitchers I could target with Brett Gardner? Got him as an extra piece in a trade and want to flip him for pitching. This is a 14 team league so he should have some value.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

16-team dynasty with QS instead of W. Who’s the odd man out?

Liriano, Robbie Ray or Graveman

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Sanchez or Grandal?

jb
jb
5 years ago

12-tm std H2H. Can Brad Miller last the season? Else I need another SS and would have to drop Adam Duvall or Adam otter sommelier for a schmo like Didi or Eugenio Suarez. Noticed Suarez raised his average, but it’s not significant. It’s prolly significant to him. I kinda like to see how Mr. Duval or Mr. Otter does for two more weeks before giving them the axe. Maybe Orlando Arcia can raise his average in that time, too? I suppose I’m f-d if I do and f-d if I don’t unless Brad Miller doesn’t f-up.

jb
jb
Reply to  jb
5 years ago

Also, can Jaime Garcia win 4 more games? He states that he’s worked on his mechanics and will be aggressive and go after hitters. I would believe it if his manager said something to that effect. Matheny said he got ground balls early in the count and Garcia’s pitches would dance out of the zone at the last second.

VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Can the Cards win 4 more games?

VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha! I’ll take it!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

When you’re making lists for 2017, about where do you think Will Myers will be?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Is Profar getting regular playing time now that Prince is done? Looking to improve 2B since Baez has gone cold.

Ralphy
Ralphy
5 years ago

Dynasty league question. Can keep five players.

Rizzo and Chapman for Arenado? I would be trading Arenado. Would not keep Chapman next year.

Alcibiades Escobar
Alcibiades Escobar
5 years ago

Hiya Grey!

Looking to sell and get younger in a 30-team dynasty. Is my Tillman for Swihart a good deal, or the least sexy trade in the history of fantasy baseballin’?

I can also just sit on my relative SP surplus until the offseason…

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

8 keeper plus 4 minor league spots for as long as you keep them there….would you trade Benintendi (minor league spot) for Dee Gordon?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What about if I can get Brinson to replace Benintendi in my minors spot?

Look at me asking for fantasy baseball advice

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: No I don’t really want him. Dude just wants Benintendi and his team blows. Didn’t know if Brinson equals Ben, then Dee is freeish.

Oh, Bloodsport holds up on that terrible older movie thing we talked about. Just watched and was horribly good still.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: everything becomes clear now

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Dude you gotta watch Rambo

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I don’t actually know any Chuck Norris movies. But Bloodsport was quality.

Kickboxer was the first movie that showed boobies that I watched with my dad. That awkwardness hasn’t changed to this day.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Van Damme….same difference.

So wait, this means you’ve never seen Sudden Death. Oh man, that could one thaht isn’t as good as we are older. Might be hilarious though.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: missing in action, invasion USA are must see. What about some Michael Dudikoff?

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
5 years ago

Jon Gray @PHI then he’s got WAS at home, @MIL, and LAD and ARI at home

Do you like him for all of those starts (except WAS at Coors)? Trying to figure out if I want to make room for him or if he’s just a streamer for tomorrow.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I guess Tyler Anderson is a mini-Gray with the only diff being he gets the Cubs at home instead of the Nats?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Doesn’t Texas have anyone better to lead off than Choo?

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Need to stream a pitcher tomorrow…..

Manaea vs SEA or Nova @ LAD

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles

Wait did I read the comments correctly where it was advised to drop Robertson for Dyson? Should I be looking to replace Robertson in my league? Just gonna list available guys by most points…

A. Reed, Jeffress, Dyson, N. Jones, Dull, Thornburg, Madson, W. Davis*, Kelley, Watson, Kintzler, Johnson, Papelbon, Estevez…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
5 years ago

@ebudz: Wait what?! Ha seriously someone just picked up Dyson and dropped Rondon so Dyson isn’t an option but I guess Rondon is who technically has more pts then all those other guys but he’s got a triceps issue?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Would you start CMart @ Cubs today?

blevins
blevins
5 years ago

Also drop any of Ray, Wright, Musgrove, Skaggs, Hammel, Velasquez, or Paxton for Luke Weaver?

Drop Maurer for Rodney, Ottavino, or Jim Johnson?

blevins
blevins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again!

Dude of Life
Dude of Life
5 years ago

My: Correa & Salvy Perez for his W. Ramos, O. Arcia, Werth & G. Sanchez.

20 team H2H, points, redraft

the offers are just flying around like crazy today for me. thanks for the advice ahead of time

blevins
blevins
5 years ago

Realmuto or Sanchez ROS?

Drop Jupton for BJupton, Altherr, Souza, Semien, Alvarez, Pederson, Mazara, B.Miller, Soler or Tomas?

blevins
blevins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks!

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Start Maneaea vs Seattle tomorrow?

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

start Cmart vs cubs?

omar
omar
5 years ago

AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto…. Which pair would you rather have ROS?

Verlander / Brad Brach

Kluber / Mychal Givens

Kluber / Gregerson

Kluber / J. Jeffress

Gracias!

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks. Thinking about offering Snell, Shoe, and Edwin Diaz for these two. I’m good on Saves, and giving Diaz to the trade partner would jump him over my next closest competition in the Saves category. I don’t like giving up Diaz’ K-Rate though.

Thoughts?

The Duke
The Duke
5 years ago

If you don’t mind please name a reliever who could be closing in the near future. I’m currently holding Barrclaugh. Can I do better? Thanks

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

With Bautista on the DL prolly two weeks minimum and 4 weeks left to try to make the playoffs should I sell Bautista for some offers given to me were ozuna, or fowler, trades for Bautista, another one was berrios / Skaggs and Choo for Bautista but I don’t like it too much… Should I take what I can get… Really want to make the playoffs… I could also drop dickey for an extra bat for sure and maybe grab ellsbury janakowski, werth, Melvin upton or soler instead of trading… Or Another trade offer for Bautista was for Justin upton.

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
Reply to  Paul
5 years ago

I kinda like ozuna if [email protected]Paul: I kinda like ozuna if you could get an sp/rp as a throw in. If you need steals i may grab jankowski to ride while he’s hot

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

For MI, Howie Kendrick or Starlin Castro?

Andy
Andy
5 years ago

I’m looking to improve my bench. I have Gordon at 2B and Kepler as my 3rd OF.

1) Would you want Devon Travis, Brad Miller, Hernan Perez, or David Dahl on your bench?

2) Also, Brian McCann is terrible. Would you swap him for Yadier Molina, Cameron Rupp, or Gary Sanchez?

Thank you.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Altherr, Piscotty or Alex Dickerson?

Need dem RBIs.

Kratos
Kratos
5 years ago

Schoop or Devon 5×5 10 team? thanks.

Dude of Life
Dude of Life
5 years ago

Is Owings a hot Schmato!?

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
5 years ago

I need saves, but the only available deal would be for either Casilla or Rodney. It’s gotta be Casilla, right? Also, it’d have to be for one of my SPs who are eligible to be kept between Velasquez and Eickhoff.

I have the following staff:
Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, McCarthy, Gray, Eickhoff, VV, Ray.

I’m thinking of sending VV because he’s gonna get shut down soon.

Thoughts?

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Neither wood be keepers for me. I just figure that VV will be shut down before my playoffs anyway.

If they don’t want to move Casilla, then I think I’ll have to go Rodney.

Thanks!

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Thinking that I have to drop 1 of these: Franco, K Davis, Duvall

Conventional wisdom says drop Duvall, but I’m kinda sick of waiting for Franco to tear it up and his team doesn’t give him a ton of RBI opportunities; Duvall continues to stay in the top 100 for productivity this season…

Please assist.

Thanks,

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
5 years ago

Why does Berrios stink so much…WHY?

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Some might say he has the yip-ups

So bad but so good

Keep up the good work!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Grey,

2 spots left out of my 8 keepers. Which 2 would you choose out of the following…

A. Diaz, Abreu, Gordon, Hamilton

I am leaning towards Diaz and Gordon. Hamilton has been slaying of late making it difficult on me of course. Tough to give up on Abreu. (other keepers: Stanton, Rizzo, Polanco, Franco, Sale, Kluber)

The Hack
The Hack
5 years ago

You could actually use the charter names from American Graffiti to describe players. This year Goldy would be John Milner.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  The Hack
5 years ago

@The Hack: Splooge Beard.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Kid A
5 years ago

@Kid A: that would be funny if I still had a beard

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What’s American Graffiti??

luvdarooks
luvdarooks
5 years ago

I could seal the league up with a starter— need W’s WHIP K’s in that order:
HOWEVER if he gets relegated to middle reliever I’m in purgatory. EVEN WORSE if his WHIP blows up while I have him I’m better off with the open slot of AJ Ramos.

Here are my choices to pick up immediately—-WHAT ARE YOUR TOP SAFE TWO…any there ?
C Anderson
Foltinowitz (Atl)
DE La Rosa
Garza
Gee
E Jackson nooooo!
C Reed
T Jenkins (Atl)
Shipley
Stripling
Vogelsong.
or wait and lose K’s and wins by the day–( THESE HAVE TO PITCH FIRST) till I have a shot at R. Lopez-L. weaver-Glasnow-hutchinson-Hill ,Highly unlikely…. no faab left)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Thor getting babip’d to death and hit around by a bunch of scrubs (owings, brito, gosewich, shipley). Don’t worry, the terrible Braden Shipley is dealing. Story of my pitching for the past 2 months.

Geoff
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: I hate Thor and his elbow spurs. He’s a shoo in for TJ in the next 12 months

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Yup, I’m not drafting him next year unless i get a big discount.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: So painful to have to come to terms with, but you’re prob right. He really needs to figure out the problem he’s having with guys on 1B. He’s worse than Lester with that shizz. Or maybe it just feels worse because I care. LGM :(

Nice pods by the way.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: Isn’t “Pods” slang for testicles?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Hah I’m sure it is, sounds about right.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: keep 2 next season: Thor, Carrasco, Taillon, Bundy

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Steve
5 years ago

@Steve: It’s still tough to pass on Thor. If you keep him maybe you can deal him. My guy says Carrasco and Bundy but I don’t think you can do that. Carrasco and Thor then flip Thor

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
5 years ago

You sleep in a little bit while on vacation, check Razzball late, and look at what’s all happened this morning: (1) J-Foh siting, (2) Phenom and Ante get properly roasted, (3) There is no #3, (4) Find out it was Phil of the Future up on the Trump Tower, and (5) Fixed the ad-problem that’s been slowing my shizz. Not too shabby!

Super exciting question…which three of the following schmohawks should I target to pick up to spot start on Sunday (“none” is not an option)? Thanks Grey.

Anderson vs PIT
Reed @ MIL
Bauer vs. LAA
Eflin vs. COL
Chatwood @ PHI
Santiago vs. KC
Peralta vs. CIN

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

(4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Duffy, Shoemaker
(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
Bench: (Taillon, Skaggs, Paxton, Manaea)

(1) DL: Salazar

Was tied with my opponent before yesterday but then he got 17pts from Samardzija @MIA, 16pts from Verlander @SEA, and 22pts from Happ vs. TB and a couple saves so now I’m down by like 70 pts..

Taillon is pitching now for me and I’ve got Duffy vs. CHA (8.4) tonight while my opponent will be starting Tillman @OAK (-6.1). I’m hoping I can catch up over the next two days because he only has 2 more starts planed those days (Darvish vs. DET & Roark vs. ATL) while I’ve had a bunch I’ve been waiting to use all week:

8/12
Price vs. ARI (16.9)*
Manaea vs. SEA (11.2)*
Carrasco vs. LAA (10.9)*
Skaggs @CLE (9.1)*
Cashner vs. CHA (6.0)
Nelson vs. CIN (4.5)
Rodon @MIA (2.8)
Nova @LAN (-6.4)
Ventura @MIN (-7.8)

8/13
McCarthy vs. PIT (10.6)*
T. Anderson @PHI (8.2)
Gausman @SF (6.1)
Paxton @OAK (1.2)*
Shoemaker @CLE (3.1)*
McHugh @TOR (-0.6)
Ventura @MIN (-6.4)

1) My originally planned starts are marked with asterisk but I just read that Paxton now won’t be starting this weekend. There’s probably no reason to change any of my planned starts for tomorrow but would it be worth dropping Paxton to also start Nova @LAN (-6.4) since he RP eligible? Or just go with the 4 starts selected there?

2) As far as Saturday 8/12 goes, what starts should I use there? McCarthy is still a wildcard because there’s no guarantee he is gonna pitch and Gausman is RP eligible which means I can start a max of 5 guys there if needed…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Alright cool! Thanks!

(4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Duffy, Shoemaker
(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
Bench: (Taillon, Skaggs, Paxton, Manaea)

(1) DL: Salazar

So seeing how none of McCarthy, T. Anderson, and Gausman or rostered right now I’ll need to drop 3 of my SPs to grab each one of them…

S0 in what order do you prefer these starts points-wise? SON’s order?

McCarthy vs. PIT (10.6)*
T. Anderson @PHI (8.2)
Gausman @SF (6.1)

This will help me decide when to add guys and who to drop them for… I guess I’d lose Pax first (hopefully pick him up again for Monday), Manaea (drop him after games start tomorrow) and then I guess I’d drop Skaggs or Taillon (assuming McCarthy is actually starting).

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

20 team dynasty. 6×6 h2h with k/bb and ops extra cats. in 1st. looking for 4th straight title.
roster is posey, papi, cano, villar, donaldson, beltran, cutch, fowler, dickerson, with maybin, gurriel, morneau, and matt duffy on bn. pitchers are shark, jaime garcia, estrada, hamels, eickhoff, conley, wainwright, eovaldi, hill, brett anderson, aj ramos, cody allen, dyson, feliz, barraclough.

been offered keuchel, tony watson, and holliday for gurriel, eovaldi and dickerson or morneau. none of the guys i’m getting are terribly appealing to me but they upgrade my team at least a little this year. no clue what gurriel can do, but do you think this gives me enough of a boost to deal him or do the players i’m getting not move the needle enough for the deal to be worthwhile?

thanks grey

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Any idea why Springer does’t run? Is it the coach the team system? i’m so confused

Having Betts, Springer and Cain i thought i would be good with steals or at least middle of the pack

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Jon A
5 years ago

@Jon A: He doesn’t run because he keeps getting caught.

7 out of 15.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Thor’s falling apart in the 4th.

daze
daze
5 years ago

would you drop Piscotty for Alex Dickerson
I dumped Saunders yesterday as per advise

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

Great write up! Is this just an injury plagued year for McCutchen? Last year wasn’t too great either and his steals are declining just like you mentioned in the pre-season. Do you think he gets back to top 100 next year? Trying to decide to move on from him in a keeper league this year. Drop him and pick up Hamilton because I am behind in steals, but could catch the leader if Hamilton keeps this pace up. Thanks!

Gregjeffries
Gregjeffries
5 years ago

Awesome stuff as always Greay!

I’m trying to solidify my CI position after Castellanos went down. Not much avail on the wire. Is Cast worth holding onto or better to drop him now for a faster-healing CJ Cron?
Could also hold Cast to see how he heals and grab Cron for Luke Weaver. Thoughts?
(15 team rotis, keep 5 forever but Cast won’t make the cut)

Thanks again!

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

12-team QS league.

Fister or Smyly?

Or if you’re a sexual predator, Smyly then Fister.

Pipa
Pipa
5 years ago

Would you trade Beltran for Hammel?

job3rd
job3rd
5 years ago

“…Harrison Ford in American Graffiti.”

Ummm, yeah you ARE old! (says the not-so-prematurely balding guy with grey back hair).

Good stuff as usual Grey.

Am I starting Musgrove @ Tor and @ Balt, or should I drop/stream?

Thanks!!

job3rd
job3rd
Reply to  job3rd
5 years ago

@job3rd: Sorry. ‘GREY back hair’ was strictly Freudian.

job3rd
job3rd
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again!

Dude of Life
Dude of Life
5 years ago

My M. Saunders, Tomas for his M. Duffy, Werth & G. Sanchez? (in a vacuum)

20 team, H2H Points, redraft

MP
MP
5 years ago

Pomeranz just him my WW – should I spend the 3rd in line and pick him up or keep the spot empty to stream?

My current SP stable is:
Bum
Kluber
Price
Maeda
Iwakuma

Also, my league only has 4 moves per week so it’s not super conducive to streaming.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

Just installed an ad blocker for firefox, so much better.

JashFath
JashFath
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: But that means less ad revenue money for Grey to spend on mustache conditioner.

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

Any of these guys worth streaming? who do you like best?
VENTURA @MIN
VERRETT vs SD
GIBSON vs KC
NOVA @ LAD
STRIPLING vs PIT

Pipa
Pipa
5 years ago

Is Reyes worth holding onto if I need SP?

If I trade Hill for Curch, I need to drop a player since Hill is on DL. Should it be Reyes, Altherr or Solarte?

Pipa
Pipa
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: SP Alex Reyes.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Streaming Garza today vs weak ATL?

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
5 years ago

Happy Thursday!

12 team H2H

1) May have to drop one or two of these for pitching help soon (carrying 2 bench bats right now): Kepler/ Dahl / KDavis. Who goes?

2) Please rank: Herrera / Giles / Johnson

3) Is there a glossary term for painfully dropping valuable players?

GrassyNoelRedding
GrassyNoelRedding
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: How about Trophy’s Choice: when you need to lose players you love in order to win a championship?

GrassyNoelRedding
GrassyNoelRedding
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Alas. Even great men fail. I will strive for better.

Natty Boh
Natty Boh
5 years ago

Thanks for what you do Grey.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Sale + Taillon
for
Todd Frazier + Mark Melancon