You have Eugenio Suarez as your middle infielder and are growing bored, so you check out The Replacements, and there’s so many possibilities.  Anything you want, dear, is fine, fine, fine, fine, fine.  Everything you say, dear, I’ll buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, goodbye Eugenio.  He was merely a steward to better things.  Sorry, too formal, he was a waiter in the sky.  He played/was fair, don’t wanna complain.  Don’t want to treat him like a bum, don’t wanna ask Cougs and Ted who I should pick up in case of a tie.  Now, I like what I hear about Tim Anderson.  If bein’ wrong’s a crime, I’m waiver wiring forever.  If bein’ strong’s your kind of pick up, then I need help here this Tim’s got power like a feather.  If bein’ afraid is a crime, put the two players side by side.  Cause Tim’s at the SAGNOF party down the line.  So, Tim Anderson is just steals?  Well, not entirely, but that’s what he mostly is.  He can also hit for a solid average.  In the minors the last three years, he hit .364, .312 and .304.  The Honkey Sox seem happy to try him at leadoff, and, with his batting average skills, he should stick there.  The speed is real — stealing 49 bases last year in the minors.  I’d absolutely take a flyer on him for speed alone.  South Park isn’t the only place that has a Tim A. with wheels.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Robinson Chirinos – He’s been like a man possessed since he’s returned from injury, and now has four homers in ten games this year.  As in possessed by Babe Ruth’s ghost when it’s not hanging with Fatty Arbuckle’s ghost talking about running a train on Farrah Fawcett’s ghost.

Willson Contreras – This morning I was more optimistic on Contreras coming off his call-up and got swept in the tailwind of the everyone riding the Cubs’ coattails.  Now, I’m a bit more conservative on Contreras — Conserveras? — since it sounds like he won’t be up for long.  This was the same thing they said last year with Schwarber, so I’d still stash Contreras, but at the expense of, say, Gattis?  Meh.

A.J. Reed – Going strictly on my gut, I get the feeling Reed will be up by this time next week.  By the way, I just ate two Magic Eight Balls, so trust this gut.

Brandon Moss – This even shocks me, on the Player Rater, Moss has been more valuable than Belt, Carlos Santana, Hanley, Pujols, Abreu, Ryan Zimmerman, Freeman and A-Gon.  Just to name some 1st basemen.

Matt Adams – If he were alive 400 years ago, he might’ve heard this, “M. Adams, your Rubenesque figure is quite luscious, would you like to pose for a painting with nothing but an apple?”

Mitch Moreland – Another week, another insane amount of free agent 1st basemen.  This year feels particularly inflated with free agent 1st basemen.  Perhaps Prince Fielder wasn’t fat all those years but was pregnant with free agent 1st basemen and since he birthed them they are no longer powering him.  I wouldn’t completely disregard this possibility.

Pedro Alvarez – The Hitter-Tron is interested in Alvarez like it’s also interested in re-upping its subscription to Popular Mechanics.

Danny Espinosa – I get a kick out of people still asking about Trea Turner.  Was Dusty not clear when Turner was called up and he didn’t even play him when there was actual room for Turner to play?  That’s a kick in the plum basket, by the way.

Whit Merrifield – To Whit, I almost made Merrifield my lede subject.  Not because he sounds like he owns subjects, but because he’s been about as hot as they come recently.  I’m not sure he’s anything more than a hot schmotato though, and that’s a no-no on Buy ledes.

Wilmer Flores – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have at it.  Doode, that’s not your scrolly finger, that’s your scratchy ass finger.

Javier Baez – Didn’t have playing time + all he did was strike out = Everyone wanted him.  Has playing time + curbed his Ks = Who’s Harry Crumb?  Damn, so close to getting that math right.

Cody Asche – At one point in the last few years, I wrote an Asche sleeper post and was crazy excited about him.  We don’t talk about that anymore.

Jose Iglesias –  Church!

Robbie Grossman – On a Buy column note, I’ve gone over these hot players for the last week, so if the blurbs are not giving you a whole lot like, “Church!” it’s because you haven’t paid attention this week.  I’m not one for repeating myself.  And that’s me quoting me!  Hot schmotato alert!  Anyway, heres’ what else I saw…

Ichiro Suzuki – The Trans-Pacific Hit King has also been hot.  By the by, Caitlyn Jenner flies the Trans-Pacific airline.

Steven Moya – Was called up to fill-in for J.D. while his elbow heals.  By the way, J.D. will only be out four to six weeks; he was diagnosed with Marionette’s Elbow.  So, what should we expect from Moya?  Big-time power.  30-homer power over the course of a season.  Moya?  Oh boya!  Unfortch, it comes with a likely .200 average.  He strikes out a lot.  In the minors, he had a 30+ strikeout percentage.  That’s absurd.  As in, in most leagues, I’m absurd’ing him on waivers and leaving him there.

Trayce Thompson – Looking at the big picture:  As many corner men, and infielders in general, that are available on waivers, there ain’t a ton of outfielders.  Looking at the small picture:  Is that a photo of my genitals?

Mallex Smith – SAGNOF!  Anything else?  I don’t think so.  He looks so bleh at the plate.  Takes a certain type to have a .300+ BABIP and still hit .240, but that’s Mallex.

Jameson Taillon – Feel like I’ve heard this guy’s name before.  Oh, I know, it’s from the last 35 times I’ve mentioned.  My dur.

Jon Gray – His K-rate, walk rate and xFIP are:  10.3, 2.6 and 3.02.  So, yes, I’m scared of Coors too, but Gray was a top prospect and looks to be breaking out.  *looks in mirror*  Damn, I just self-realized a pimple.

Jerad Eickhoff – He’s been aight, but this is more a Stream-o-Nator call.  Like the call it makes to Walmart to see if it carries a Speak n Spell, because it’s looking for friends.

Cody Reed – As I said this morning, “Was called up by the Reds.  You know that old joke by Woody Allen where he says, my brother is crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.  To which the shrink says, why don’t you commit him?  He won’t commit him because he needs the eggs.  That’s how I feel about rookie pitchers.  They’re totally crazy, risky, and irrational, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.  Is Cody Reed going to be better than, say, CC Sabathia this year?  Unlikely.  So, why pick him up over Sabathia?  Because I need the eggs.  Reed can hit high 90s with his fastball and his control appears improved this year.  If you’re looking for upside, take the flyer.”  And that’s me quoting me!

James Paxton – If you think there’s gonna be this many solid pitching options on waivers the rest of the year, there won’t be.  Well, maybe.  Guess it depends on your league.  Is there an innings cap?  H2H?  Roto?  Keep me updated.

Danny Duffy – I already gave you my Danny Duffy fantasy.  It was written in the stars, while we sat on the beach sipping what we believed were pina coladas, but was actually dog urine.

Brandon Kintzler – Perkins is done for the year and the Twins get save chances once every five weeks.  What’s not to love?

Shawn Kelley – Dusty says Kelley is Papelbon’s fill-in, but you never know with Dusty.  Dusty has 125 TVs tuned to different channels in his house because he keeps losing the remote control.

Carlos Estevez – Owning a Rockies closer doesn’t need to be scary.  Yes, Coors is a stadium high on helium, but Estevez can successfully pitch one inning every couple of days for saves.

Will Harris – Has the Astros’ closer job locked up only about two months after it should’ve happened.  I wonder how much better the Astros would’ve been if they made Harris the closer in April.  *wavy lines*  Hey, the Astros won three extra games.  This is the worst dream sequence ever.  *wavy lines*  Yeah, um, cool.

SELL

Jose Fernandez – This is not about his beautiful, gorgeous, adjective pitching.  It is a thing of beauty.  I make sweet love to any fantasy team that owns Jo-Fer when he’s pitching.  But when is he pitching?  That is the question I ask of thee.  StupiDon Mattingly has already said they’re skipping Fernandez, and will limit him the entire season.  StupiDon Mattingly also shaved his mustache, so his judgment is that of a drunk frat boy being asked to look the other way while a girl changes out of her bathing suit.  In some shallower leagues, you might be better off trading Jo-Fer for a hitter and streaming.  Obviously, I’m not saying trade Jo-Fer for a box of penises labeled, “Jerk off.”  Though, I would explore offers.

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Paul
Paul
6 years ago

Moyà, joc pederson, or Carlos Gomez to replace JD Martinez,

Pick two

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
6 years ago

anybody else get lucky when reading that lying rotoworld blurb that claimed contreras was starting and left him in due to having another catcher (hundley) off today? nice there.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
6 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: not lying, but certainly incorrect, as contreras didn’t start.

brett
brett
6 years ago

Can you rank Forsythe, Travis, Russell.

Thanks

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  brett
6 years ago

@brett: i’d say you did, guessing grey inverts forsythe and travis.

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Jake Lamb or Mazara? I have Frazier and only Mazara as my bench bat… do you think Lamb is a top 10 3B?

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: There were 2 things I really surprised me about Schoop this season –

1. He’s gotten better every month this season
2. I know I mentioned this earlier, but him and Odor are really close in HRs, BA, RBIs and OBP – would you have expected that?
3. He’s currently 5th/6th in RBIs among 2B

I picked him up today and he did not go 0-4, potentially swinging a 10-3 deficit into a victory if I can get 1 more run from Rizzor or Polanco, and 3 more Ks from Taillon and Hendricks

As the driver of the Schoop bandwagon, do you have any room left? I’ve been on and off all season, but I think based on his trending season so far, I have to stay strapped in

brett
brett
6 years ago

Devon Travis or Russell?

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

1. Do You like Tomlin (v Smyly) and/or Bauer (v Archer) at home versus Rays this week?

2. Need a MI this week….Johnny G (@ Astros, A’s), Mercer (SF, Dodgers), Inglesias (Seattle, Cleve), K Marte (@Cleve, STL). I do not need steals but need average help. Please pick one.

3. Lastly, Suarez and Semien will be claimable by Wednesday. Are they clearly better than these guys list d in the above as I have turned this into a streamer position but perhaps Suarez can get it going again enough to stick or ????
Tx for the help.

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Very helpful. Thanks……Miller just hit the wire. Lots of movement tonight! Sorry for the string bet.
Going against Cleveland pitching on the road, should I assume you would stick with Inglesias over Miller?

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

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

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

Okay Grey let’s hope Taillon + Polanco outscore Zobrist tonight by 14 points! If so, I’ll secure 1st place but I have an even tougher opponent next week so need to start planning starts! Which of these starts each day are the best ones to use? I can only start 4 SPs each day and there is a 12 start limit but can go over if we only use 11 starts going into Sunday 6/26… I know it’s early but trying prioritize who to add next…

6/21
Kennedy @NYN (9.0)
McHugh vs. LAA (5.8)
Paxton @DET (-15.4)

6/22
Liriano vs. SF (16.3)
Urias vs. WAS (13.5)
Duffy @NYN (13.1)
Urias vs. WAS (12.3)
Shoemaker @HOU (4.0)
McCullers vs. LAA (2.0)
Happ vs. ARI (0.9)
Gray @NYA (-6.0)

6/23
Harvey @ATL (13.9)
Eickhoff @MIN (-10.4)

6/24
Matz @ATL (22.5)
Peavy vs. PHI (12.4)
Taillon vs. LAN (8.4)
Walker vs. STL (6.0)
Salazar @DET (1.8)

6/25
Pineda vs. MIN (23.6)
Carrasco @DET (13.1)
Taillon vs. LAN (8.0)
Karns vs. STL (5.4)

6/26
Kennedy vs. HOU (7.2)
Paxton vs. STL (0.8)

Thanks in advance and thanks again for the help so far this year!

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Devon Travis what do you expect rest of the year?

Pick a holds guy cedeno in Tampa or bush in texas

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: Mazara finally comes through – might be too little too late depending on what happens during the Cubs/Pirates game for my H2H matchup though… I have both pitchers, Polanco, and Rizzo going for me tonight – I couldn’t start Marte and risk him not playing.

Someone in my league dropped Brian McCann – so is he a better play than Russell Martin? Thinking of picking him up once he’s off waivers

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
6 years ago

Grey, which side?
A. Desmond and Stanton for Price.
B. Bogaerts, Stanton, Ross for Odor and Price.
Thanks in advance

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
How about replace Xander with Desmond in B?

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

Here’s my current 10 Team NL-Only H2H w/OBP line up with prices for next year. $280 Cap (keep 5)

Ca Castillo (2)
1B Goldschmidt (47)
2B LeMehieu (8)
3B Franco (15)
SS Villar (12)
IN Adams (3)
OF Piscotty (21)
OF Ozuna (23)
OF Santana (16)
OF Duvall
U Gennett
B Pollock (27)
B Asche

SP Arrieta (33)
SP Cole (22)
SP Hendricks (14)
SP Velasquez (12)
SP Pomeranz
SP Eickhoff (2)
RP Rondon (19)
RP Vizcaino (9)
RP Strickland (4)
B Ray (4)

A) I’m wondering if you think Owings will get enough PT if/when he’s activated from the DL next weekend. I’ll need to secure him soon for Asche though.

B) Josh Bell is on FA and can be kept for $1. Can you see him being a better keeper value than Cole, Franco, or Piscotty? I know that Bell might not be up till August, but I’d have to probably pick him up in the next couple of weeks if he stays hot in AAA. Broxton ($3) is on waivers right now and is also an option.

C) Alex Reyes is also a FA, but can’t be kept. Do you think he’d be a good option to stash before All-Star break given my current pitching staff? There’s really nobody worth picking up.

Thanks!

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

@Grey: Thanks! Especially for the Bell/Broxton advice. I’m sure they’ll end up getting picked up, but I do like my other options.

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

lost it with chen and stroman!! fucking lost it!!!!

what you think about any or all of these to replace one or both of these bozos:

Taillon, Reed, Smyly, Bauer, Colon (ya really!), Moore

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: drop both then for smyly and taillon?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
6 years ago

dynasty with QS, OBP against, holds, losses added. very deep rosters (12 teamer, plays much deeper for pitching)
SP carrasco/arrieta/bauer/hendricks/kluber/iwakuma/j.guerra (not the prospect one)/peavy/carmart and chatwood/cashner in active slots due to having
DL V2/iglesias/richards/o’day/reddick
NA reyes/stephenson
these available: nolasco/lamb/wisler/norris (or could just stream these)

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i have open roster spot, so dropping chatwood who’s 2nd best SP there.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
6 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: oops, mengden also out there.

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

1. Would you start Jameson v Cubs tonight? Risky but hard to sit a guy who last out pitched a two hitter…albeit v The Mets
2. Still be patient with Franco? I can get Valencia for him but Franco had such a nice 2nd half hoping history repeats itself.

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
6 years ago

12 team 5×5. He’s running away with SBs and I have HRs up the wahzoo and need speed. His Villar for my Duvall. Trade my precious HRs or work some SAGNOF magic?

Thanks dude.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

I have mikael Franco, Would you trade Miguel sano for gerrit Cole in a 12 team dynasty league?

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: sagnof – siegrist or oh?

Happy Father’s Day to all the razzball pops out there….

Tank1
Tank1
6 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS: Heyward, K. Davis or Moss? League counts OPS as 6th category. Thanks

miamia
miamia
6 years ago

stanton vs rookie lefty or ozuna vs him?

miamia
miamia
6 years ago

arenado vs koehler (chance of moderate rain) or lamb vs eflin

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Dude was awesome last night. Did all the joints you’d want to hear. Fakin the Funk, Just Hangin Out, Looking at the Front Door, BBQ, Friendly Game Of Baseball, Fuck What You Think and a bunch more. So dope.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s easy, Connect-I-Cut….he was grey-haired out but looked pretty good for an old head. Apathy’s guy Suave-Ski opened, was pretty good, Pro’s guy Exotic with him was awesome too. Obviously I told Apathy his last album was, and I quote, ‘ehh’ but his new one is fantastic. My avatar there is me, my buddy Tommy and Large Pro in the middle. Pro was just out around downtown for a couple hours before the show started. Got to say what up to him early when the bar was empty. 10 buck cover well spent. And I went to an awesome lesbian wedding bbq that afternoon, I shit you not. Was saucy all day.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I don’t know if I have ever heard that shorthand either, other than in a rap line I said once. It’s probably a thing. Man and woman weddings are out, the gays are doing it right. Didn’t even have to go to the wedding, only like 20 people were invited so just a beach bbq! As if anyone cares about the actual wedding, amirite?!…I took video of Prof, can I upload that somehow?

Miamia
Miamia
6 years ago

Tied in wins and losses and can’t win any others cats
Start Pom vs Washington and tajuan @ boston

miamia
miamia
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: do i start both?

miamia
miamia
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Im going to be a real one and start both. Fuck it!

miamia
miamia
Reply to  miamia
6 years ago

@miamia: fuck vegas!

miamia
miamia
Reply to  miamia
6 years ago

@miamia: and I’m starting leonys vs price 2 steals today

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Is Matz ellbow toast?

Richie Suess
Richie Suess
6 years ago

head to head points league

Rest of Season

Jose Iglesias or Jhonny Peralta ?

Grazie signore !!

John
John
6 years ago

Please rank ROS : Frazier, J Up, Freeman

Kenny
Kenny
6 years ago

Desmond for Frazier? Frazier’s BABIP is super low right now. Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

My inability to pick a 2B is laughable – I thought Neil Walker would have a decent showing against the Braves, but he’s been useless with a single hit. Looks like I’m going with Schoop… Do you think he hits 2nd in the lineup with Machado serving his suspension?

I guarantee when I pick up Schoop, he’ll go 0-20 with 10 Ks

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: umm, walker had a homer and a double just a day or so ago (his first day back from back issue). i’m not saying him over schoop a doop, but if yr hoping for a great santinian nearly a HR a day you ain’t getting that from either.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i guess context is needed for my rant – i picked him up the day after the homer and played the matchup in my H2H when I saw Kipnis going up against both Rodon and Quintana over the weekend so I made the swap. Got the 1/4 Friday night, but the 0-4 was just adding to my rough weekend performance from my team. I didn’t get to the fact Toddfather and Mazara can’t buy a hit this week

ryanoger
ryanoger
6 years ago

Util. spot Fielder or Franco?

thanks grey!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  ryanoger
6 years ago

@ryanoger: this is franco.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE! (even from the 6th slot)

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Fowler left with a hammy issue. To the DL possibly?
Time to pick up almora!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Grey,
I’ve got some truly wretched pitching options for next week. Which one should I plug in to my last starter spot:

Gausman @TEX, TB
Tomlin TB, @DET

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Large Pro whattup!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: shorter than I imagined

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You’ve gotta be taller than Extra P, that’s something!

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. which two of these guys should i hang on to? rodon, gausman, ventura, reed. #eggs

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: like a second one from the other three?

dd
dd
6 years ago

moya vs volquez or sean rod vs lester

Miamia
Miamia
6 years ago

Which combo

Corey Seager vs Anderson, Joyce vs Lester, Sean rod vs Lester, Cespedes vs Blair

Or Baez vs niese, Cespedes vs Blair, Thompson vs Anderson, Mike Taylor batting 2nd vs rea

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
6 years ago

Standard points league. I have to drop one of my bench pitchers to replace JD in my utility.
I’m probably picking up Beltran, hoping he keeps his slugging% rolling,

Paxton
Walker
Taillon
Velasquez(RP eligible..) worth the wait?

Who would you drop?

Thanks!

Tootsie Rolls
Tootsie Rolls
6 years ago

Please Rank ROS need a replace for 10 team TB no HR:

ODB, Saunders, Davis, Beltran, Anderson and Thompson

Thanks G!

Turn Two
Turn Two
6 years ago

Just got offered Puig ($15 thus year and next) for my $31 Freeman on my fading NL Only 5×5 keeper. Worth the gamble or look for a better package?
Thanks!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

X ‘gon give it to ya!!!!

after starting off with just 1 hr in the first month…Xander hit 5 homers in the next month, and now has 3 in the middle of June.
He is trending UP UP UP….

#1 ranked SS next year!!

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

@Grey:

Hey now, don’t bogaert that joint my Grey friend!

Mike Devereaux
Mike Devereaux
6 years ago

Is Urias droppable in a H2H redraft league due to his usage?
Thanks Grey

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Mike Devereaux
6 years ago
Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Hello Greylord.
1) what’s ur take on Travis d’arnaud coming back on Tuesday. He’s totally worth it right?
2) 5 game Saunders (facing 4 lefties) or 6 game Melvin upton jr (4 at Cincy)

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Nightmare
6 years ago

@Nightmare:
3) d’arnaud or b Mcann?

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Nightmare
6 years ago

@Nightmare:
Lol hold up I got another
4) Alex Gordon worth an add? He startin rehab. U see him being valuable down the road? Or stick with a Saunders or span or werth or Melky

Rich
Rich
6 years ago

was offered matt carpenter and adam jones for jose altuve.

thoughts?

Turn Two
Turn Two
6 years ago

In my nl only 5×5 keeper.. so buried in most stats looking towards next year already.. Trade Jeffress to a team desperate for a closer for Contreras.
I have Jeffress this year and next for just 10.. and no other closer right now. (But stashing Ottavino and I have Strickland) The young Cub catcher is $5 the 1st 2 yrs he’s up.. And can control him for another 3 cheaply

Dv
Dv
6 years ago

Which combo gets more points,
Sherzer vs Padres, conforto vs Blair
Matz vs braves, Harper vs rea

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

10 team h2h points league….which C.F. for ROS: Eaton, Carlos Gomez or Billy Hamilton?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

NL only with no ratio stats, hits replace AVG. who is the add dropping grichuk?
pham, bourn, paredes (not starter now), flores (MIL), holt (CIN)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: it’s an NL only, yep. maybe kike works, ha. parra is out to, i grabbed adonis garcia

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: garcia added days ago, not today, he was clearly best FA hitter at the time.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: who’s best out of above for grichuk dropping? i’m sure you saw him got AAA’d, along with hazel for wong and pham.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: really, looking back at it, how much worse could any of those be than grichuk, albeit with less projected HR’s.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: i also was able to grab contreras (at expense of not getting c.reed), but it looks like he’ll go back down soonish, no at bats in 3 games (or 2). so i’ll have 2 out of those above sclubs.

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

today only, start which 3 of these?
upton @ volquez 13.4
choo @ carmart 1.1
mazara @ carmart -4.6
stanton vs chatwood 30.7

Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho

@Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: oops, one of upton/mazara must play, they are only 2 LF’ers.

Miamia
Miamia
6 years ago

Altuve vs lamb or cano vs porcello

Miamia
Miamia
Reply to  Miamia
6 years ago

@Miamia: vs reed*

Miamia
Miamia
Reply to  Miamia
6 years ago

@Miamia: or carpenter vs Martinez

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
6 years ago

Got the need for speed. Deal Duvall for Blackmon?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Swfcdan
6 years ago

@Swfcdan: Even without speed you do that deal – Blackmon beats Duvall 3/5 categories and will be more consistent

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

20 team h2h with hits, BB’s, total bases, slugging and OPS added.
C hundley
1B ortiz
2B schoop
SS segura
3B castellanos
OF marte/bryant/hanram
util pedro
BN cargo 2 (HOU), d.santana
drop anybody for profar (recently dropped after he missed two games, which certainly appears to be in NL park only related, and he’s playing today in said park)

Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho

@Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho:
2. same roster, drop anybody for dickerson?

Miamia
Miamia
6 years ago

Start machado and Marwin Gonzalez or Xander and Matt Adams

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

when you need yr (ERA) to get LIFTED, call SAMPSON!

Anon
Anon
6 years ago

I noticed that since you gave Donaldson’s F5 nickname to Bogaerts, the original F5 has been impersonating 2007 A-Rod. What might Bogaerts do if you gave it to someone else?!

740
740
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Please help bro

10team h2h 6×5 cats
At this point drop Franco for M. Duffy?
Also, Herrera or Eaton?

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Finally got rid of Archer for another struggling ace in Harvey – I figure Harvey is a bit safer since the NL East is so much weaker

crock4343
crock4343
6 years ago

Harper or Springer/Greinke?
Pujols/S.Wright or Belt?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
6 years ago

that’s funny, last night i was thinking that BOS’s best chance might be buchholez back again, and here it is.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

14 team league somebody dropped j.ross, drop which of porcello/snell for him?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
6 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: 1725 innings max roto. QS.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

In need of SP…Thinking about trying to offer Piscotty

Who would you go after with Piscotty? Possible 1 for 1 targets – John Gray, Fulmer, Keuchel (good buy low?)

Am I in the right area? Any other suggestions?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Here’s my pitching staff:

Carrasco
Fernandez
Taillon
Duffy
Taijuan
Urias
Smyly
Britton and Kelley

DL: Ryu, Papelbon

I’m toward the bottom of 14 team ROS in QS, Ks, and ERA. Should I shoot higher with Piscotty, or make a bigger package deal with Jay Bruce to get an ace?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thinking through a few deals. Offensively I need OBP and SB…

1. I give Bruce, Profar, Smyly and get DeGrom, Rajai
2. I give Bruce, Profar, Duffy and get Madbum, Tim Anderson

If #2 is rejected, I might throw in Smyly instead of Profar.

Thanks for the help! Trades haunt me for weeks until they are made…

Brain Dead Hurler
Brain Dead Hurler
6 years ago

A ‘mats fantasy update. All time. I can die a contented man now (as sad as that is)

Himom
Himom
6 years ago

Should I sit Chen vs Rockies if I need the Ws and QSs but can’t take the L?

Viva el Pujols
Viva el Pujols
6 years ago

Hi Grey – do you like T Joseph or P O’brien in a non-keeper league? I would be rotating one of them with Joc Pederson in and out of UT based on matches.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
6 years ago

Happy Saturday!

How much do you trust the SON? It’s got Hellickson home vs ARI for $13. Need to think ahead to a big matchup next week and wondering if it’s worth it.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Hello Gray,

Do you like Nola for Darvish? Thanks
I will be the one sending Yu.

mH
mH
6 years ago

What about Trevor Bauer? Putting some solid starts together… Points league heavy on pitching importance, thinking of doing Liriano for him – very slim pickings on wire

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Friends and lovers,

I started Aaron Sanchez today and it was GLORIOUS!
6 innings, 6 Ks, 2 runs, W

I watched the whole start and I was not worried one bit!!

(ok, my butt cheeks may have permanently closed shut with how much I was nervously clenching them the entire time….never again.)

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

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

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

Yikes I’m down 37 points right now with 2 days left in my H2H points matchup! My opponent still has the following starts left:

Scherzer @SD
Zimmerman @KC
G. Gonzalez @SD

I will definitely be starting Matz vs. ATL (31.8) and Salazar vs. CHA (20.6) today and that will put me at 11/12 starts for the week. As we know I’ll be able to go over the limit Sunday so I’m trying to figure who to stream/start on Sunday in addition to Carrasco vs. CHA (27.3) These are the best options SON and I could find as FAs…

Fiers vs. CIN (12.1)
Bradley @PHI (7.6)
Taillon @CHN (-2.9)

So which of these above guys should I be starting on Sunday in hopes of catching up in points? Depending on how many you think, I’m also gonna need help figuring out who gets dropped from my team below now that I’m in a bit of a roster crunch with JD just eating up a bench spot because Hill is already in my one DL spot… You’ll notice Eickhoff is in my streaming spot and I only picked him up so that my opponent couldn’t start him against me so he’s the first guy to get dropped for the #1 streamer. Then if you think I should start 1 or 2 others guys out of the guys above then who gets dropped in order to start them!?

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, Stanton, Polanco
(1) UT: J. Upton
Bench: (J.D. Martinez*)

(4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
(3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances
Bench: (McCullers, Duffy, Paxton, Eickhoff)

(1) DL: Hill*

It’s probably helpful to know the upcoming matchups for some of these guys in question after this weekend:

Paxton @DET (-15.9)
Duffy @NYN (12.4)
Taillon vs. LAN (8.4)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Awesome thanks a lot! SO to just to clarify you’d only start Fiers and Taillon out of these three guys?

Fiers vs. CIN (132.1)
Bradley @PHI (9.4)
Taillon @CHN (-2.9)

IF that’s the case then I really only have to drop Hill, then DL JD in order pickup up Taillon. The I’d just need to drop Eickhoff (my streamer spot) for Fiers and I can hold onto Duffy.

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
6 years ago

what up grey – pick 1 for streaming (1 away from wkly limit) — also, behind in QS and Wins:

Chen v Rockies (Chatwood)
Pineda @ Twins (Nolasco)
Rodon @ Cleveland (Carrasco)
Finnegan @ Houston (Fiers)

thanks!

OR I could pick up billy hamilton bc I’m 1 steal back… I hate h2h

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

I just saw Saunders’ line tonight – is this his “Chisenhall” game or is there more to him? I don’t want to pick him up and for him to fall flat like Chisenhall did after his video-game like line last season or 2 seasons ago

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: his OPS has been great ALL year, not like chisenhall that one year.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Is this his breakout year? I feel like he might be another JBJ and I need to jump on him. Unfortunately, my drop would be Mazara – should I do it?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: decided to pass since if i did it, I can no longer bug you about Mazara

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: At this point, is Archer replacement level in a 10 team league? I just can’t trust the guy… he was supposed to be good at home and crap on the road! He didn’t royally screw me in my matchup this week, but he certainly didn’t help

MarvPesos
John
6 years ago

Grey,
Which side and which options:
machado (or Bryant), betts, and one of (maedea or Tillman or FelixH
FOR
McCutch, Madbum, Snell, T Anderson
Close?

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John:

Bro……no man…just no.

How you have all 3 on one team is beyond me, but do not trade 2 of dem cornerstones in one silly deal like that.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Urias still figuring it out obviously but man, what a great-looking, smooth delivery. Pretty to watch.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ:

Totally agree…he is mature beyond his years. Living here in LA my whole life as a lifelong Dodger fan (but too young to have seen Koufax or Fernando), it makes me giddy to think that we may have struck lightning twice with Kershaw and Urias within 10 yrs of each other.

Having said that…razzballers should be shopping this kid like hell in redraft leagues to rip off some unbeknownsters. Might as well call him Bubble Boy with how carefully the Dodger brass will handle Urias

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I mean Mark Prior had a great motion too and look what happened to him but Urias just looks so compact and efficient.