The last month the Gurriel father & son team, Yu-Lou-Gu, have been having is absolutely crazy. It’s the best father & son month since August 1984 with Yogi and Dale Berra. Only Yogi  and Dale’s great month wasn’t due to on-field play, but Yogi making a drug-sniffing dog’s handler laugh while Dale snuck an eight ball of coke through security at a Def Leppard concert. “If this leopard is deaf, what kind of singer is he gonna be?”  Oh, Yogi, you card!  Yesterday, Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .281, as he continues his torrid pre-All-Star break pace.  He’s hitting close to .380 in July with eight homers.  That’s in 38 at-bats.  He has 11 homers in his last fifteen games.  Only one near as hot is his son, Lourdes. Hopefully, both Gurriels keep it going, knowing it ain’t over ’til the encore of Pour Some Sugar on Me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brad Peacock – Shut down with shoulder soreness and won’t start on Tuesday. Headed to Houston for tests, so when will he start again? This bird you will not gauge.

Andrew Cashner – Traded to the Red Sox.  This gives the Red Sox Cashner, Sale and Price, and none are money. “I’ll take this staff to the bahnk with no fiduciary concerns!” That’s a Harvard-educated Bostonian who still sounds dopey with the accent (says the guy from Jersey — ha!).  Surprising trade for the Orioles because teams don’t usually trade with teams in their division.  When the Orioles were reached for comment, they said, “We’re in the Red Sox division? We didn’t even know we were playing the same sport.”  Cashner is having one of his best recent seasons, which is to stay not as good as 95% of pitchers, but he’s doing all right for himself. His 6.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 4.88 xFIP are laughably bad, and he looks like he’ll fill the backend of the Red Sox rotation until he’s transferred to the bullpen.

Chris Sale – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.27. Did I say Cashner would go to the bullpen? How about Sale does and Cashner is the Red Sox ace?

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6 and his 19th homer.  Just Dong because the alternative is just don’t.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, which I know because he was on my bench for both.  Sonavabench! Sonavabench!  I’d bet against it, but Pollock is capable of a top 30 outfielder 2nd half.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  As I keep saying, Ryu could be skipped or come down with a mysterious injury to limit IP. I hope I’m wrong, and I don’t want to be right (since I own him), but the concern is real.

Yadier Molina – Hit the IL with a strained thumb tendon, and could miss three to four weeks.  That little thumb went wah-wah-wah.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .251.  Au Shizz!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99 vs. Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.95.  This matchup was billed as, “Both of these guys seemed to retire at one point or another in the recent past, which makes me think pitchers in their mid-30’s are more reliable than pitchers in their mid-20’s, based on the sample size of two.” Not a ton of people call it by its billing name.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.65. He only threw 117 pitches on Saturday. A mere pittance. Which reminds me of my idea for a bagel store that only serves small people like The Bagel Boss, I call it, A Schmear Pittance.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  He’s coming off an All-Star Game MVP, which he won because he made the game a little quicker.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .294. Oye como yay!

Luis Severino – Cleared to begin throwing.  Nice!  Only four months past the original “beginning to throw” date.

Ken Giles – Was unavailable all weekend due to nerve inflammation in his arm.  The good news is the Jays won’t be trading Giles this year unless some team is so desperate they want closers with arm issues — hello, Red Sox!  The bad news is Daniel Hudson or Joe Biagini will be the closer.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .296.  Bobbinson Cano has been hotter since the break, but Sogard or Cano?  Okay, now imagine again you have to pay Cano $120 million for five years.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .234.  After his homer, Grichuk laid down his bat on a picnic blanket, picked up a basket of scones and handed them out to the opposing team as he rounded the bases.  What a gentleman!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .247.  Soler’s headed for the quietest 40-homer season since Handsy McWattmore hit 43 homers in 1903. Handsy was a mute player for the Trenton Crankpots, and he would go on to invent base running signs.

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th steal, hitting .242.  Like Khris Davis hitting .247, it should be law that Goodrum hits .151.

Jonathan Lucroy – Will be wearing a facial cast for the next week following a procedure to correct the unsolicited nose job that Marisnick gave him, i.e., Marisnick = Carlos Beltran and Lucroy = Jon Niese.

Mike Trout – Removed from the game with a tight calf. Joke’s on you, Trouts don’t have calves! *rechecks zoology textbook* Nope, they definitely don’t!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  But you wouldn’t even know a Domingo if you held it in your hand.

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .176.  There’s definitely some serious holdover from The Sciosciapath when it comes to Ausmus with Thaiss being called up, not playing every day, and when he does play, he’s hitting ninth. Haven’t seen anyone so scared of Thaiss since Tipper Gore looking at a 2 Live Crew album cover.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.24. Whatever musk Soroka’s wearing to fend off the Regression Fairies, it should be worn by all pitchers.

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.56, and his 5th save.  Someone else should be the closer in Atlanta (not Minter either), but Luke Jackson (earned runs in the past two appearances) must have some compromising photos of Brian Snitker – teehee, Snitker, Snitker.

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL with a back sprain.  Damn, I really thought he was just pretending to be injured to avoid the All-Star Game. Guess we should’ve known since he would never play possum like that. He’d play a raccoon with two black eyes, but never possum.  If I were adjusting my top 100 for the 2nd half, I’d still have Scherzer high, but would lean on one of the top Astros starters first now.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Anyone who owned Maikel in the first two weeks of the season when he looked like he was about to break out can tell you that he gets as hot as anyone, i.e., the Franco-American Outside-Of-King-Of-Prussia war on pitching has commenced again.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Still firmly in love with Gallen, but, like every adult in A Christmas Story, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about all those BBs.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, 2nd homer after the break, and third homer in the last four games.  Cooper could be as good as Goldschmidt in the 2nd half. Zoinks!

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Sad to report, I actually picked up Bobbinson Cano due to his schmotatoness. Didn’t hustle to the waiver wire so I wouldn’t show him up.

Jesse Winker – Left mid-AB with what appeared to be an oblique injury.  Leaving mid-AB + Oblique = Uncertain future but likely out for at least a moth.  Damn!  The math was so close; was supposed to be a month.

Phillip Ervin – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .356, and went 6-for-6 on Saturday, but, before we all start doing reacharounds on the waiver wire for Dr. Magic J aka Phillip Ervin, he was in Coors. I’m interested in deeper leagues, especially if Winker’s injury is going to be as bad as I think.

Tyler Glasnow – Will undergo an MRI on Monday. Do you see why I said you could drop him on May 12th after hearing he had a mild forearm strain? It’s going to be around May of next year when he’s headed for Tommy John surgery. If only the Rays had 2020 vision.

Brendan McKay – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  As the carved tree outside of 90210 has on it, I want Brenda ‘n McKay 4 ever! However, the Rays sent him down. My guess is he’ll be back next weekend when they need him again.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26, and nearly finished a perfect game, after he followed an Opener. Fun fact!  His last name is pronounced like an affirmative answer from any surfer.  “You hit the water curls today, brah?” “Yarbrough.”  See?  As for the Yarbrough Bridge from the Opener to Emilio Pagan (1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save), he’s a solid Middler, based on matchups.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  Prolly more push back on including Meadows in my top 100 for the 2nd half than any other player.  I’m assuming from most people who would’ve said he was a top 25 guy after his great April. All about what have you done for me lately; it’s Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and two homers on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Trevor Williams – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.17.  After the game, Ray Searage was so impressed with how Williams was pitching to contact.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  How many homers does he have? Any guesses? Yes, everyone is hitting homers this year, but Heyward has a high of 14 homers since 2013.  No guesses?  Geez, lamecats, y’all.  He has 15 homers.  Heyward is on pace for his career high in homers. Any guesses what that is? Oh, forget it, it’s 27 homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .229, as he continues to leadoff.  Don’t give me the whole OBP angle either.  His is .325.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 32nd homer, hitting .330. He’s on pace 117/55/117/.330/36, and 18/3/14/.209/3 on the road.  Okay, I kid with the splits, but not far off.

Shelby Miller – Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. They’ve made Chase Anderson, Junior Guerra, Jhoulys and Davies into serviceable starters, but now the Brewers take on their greatest challenge yet, turning a guy Dave Stewart once thought was decent into a MLB starter. “I’d release Yelich to get Shelby on the team.”  Oh, shut up, Dave Stewart!

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Haha, after almost ten years of hating Bumgarner, I’m now his biggest fan.  I stan a Bum!  Now get Bum off those bottom feeder Giants. (Why when I think of a bottom-feeding Bum I picture a butt moving and eating like Pac-Man? Am I damaged?)

John Means – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.94.  The Orioles said of this Means start, “We told him to get the regression out of the way while on our team, so after he’s traded he fires nothing but clean innings for his next team. It works that way, right?”

A.J. Reed – Promoted by the White Sox, which is awesome if they promoted 2017 A.J. Reed.  Less awesome if they promoted 2019 A.J. Reed.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .244. Eloy continues to truck along, but Vlad Jr. hit 91 homers in the Home Run Derby and 91 is a thicc number and Vlad Jr. is thicc, and I don’t have a thicc category in my league, aw shucks.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and a slam (18) and legs (11), hitting .266. About to start calling him The Brunch Special, because he has more slam and legs than anyone else, aside from Yelich, who doesn’t count because MLB wants him to homer so they’ve put Miller Park’s fences on Segways for every time he comes to bat.

Homer Bailey – Traded to the A’s.  Variety reports, “Christian Bale officially signs on for the Moneyball sequel.” Just when you thought a trade couldn’t be more boring for fantasy than Cashner to the Sawx, the A’s get Bailey.  *rereads Homer news* Okay, just wanted to make sure Homer Bailey wasn’t going to The Athletic. Bailey at least has a few more Ks than Cashner (8.1 K/9), but many more walks (3.8 BB/9) and an ugly 4.62 xFIP. I’d put him in the MediOAKer category and use Streamonator for him.

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Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

espn is f’ing up seriously bad on wheeler, rotoworld report the DL stint at yesterday at 3ish pm or so eastern. STILL not DL’d in espn. i want to add somebody for today you lazy jackasses!

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

they went to the trouble of listing him DTD too, which he isn’t. he got the DL already. same in yahoo. i see the issue, the mess didn’t play yesterday and like much other mess bumblehood they i guess didn’t actually DL him yet. some lazy jackass in their front office didn’t put the paperwork through yet, as i’m sure that idiot thought he deserved a break for all his great work and success this franchise earns on a daily basis. except i’m seeing definitive news reports from mess writers that he was in fact already DL’d, so maybe this is just espn/yahoo b.s. ah, but according to the player blurb in fantrax it’s just “the mess PLAN on putting wheeler on DL”. so maybe that report is actually correct and it’s the mess being lazy jackasses, like everybody becomes in september when they have nothing to gain since fantasy leaguers haven’t unioned up yet to lose them money when they F with us for no reason. this could be done. if it cost them money to not DL players and carry out routine transaction reports like this they would do it, since it’s very easy to do.

Stat Man
Stat Man
3 years ago

Standard root. Springer or E. Rosario and is it close?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Doubt your looking at this, but Nate Lowe over Austin Riley Ros? Worth the try?

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 QS
Relatively competitive league with deep benches.
Who would you grab and roster as a streamer, knowing the selection is trash?
Canning
Wainwright
Porcello
F Pena
Matz
M Kelly

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,
12 Team H2H 6×6 QS OPS Redraft

I offered Bell for Cole last week and he is finally countering with Cole for my Bell/Musgrove. I can plug in Voit at 1B.

Am I giving up too much?

Currently roster Verlander, Woodruff, Flaherty, Heaney, Musgrove, Stripling, Pineda, Wheeler IL, Weaver IL.

Thanks again for your thoughts

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
3 years ago

Thanks Grey. Accepted and approved by league commissioner.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
3 years ago

oh good lord, CIN is serious about ervin only being a lefty side guy, they got dietrich starting in the OF over him even with winker out.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
3 years ago

AND now winker’s somehow not even that hurt. guess it’s back to n.walker in NL only shortly, had added ervin over edman just lately.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. pretty desperate for a pitcher. my TreaT for Corbin/Semien? too much?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

So, is Glasnow now a drop or hold if you have the space?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

“Glasnow (forearm) shut down two more weeks”

Just have the surgery already. Yeesh.

The Great Knoche
The Great knoche
3 years ago

Brandon Crawford batty call

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Skaggs, Montas, or Marquez ROS?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Crazy J
3 years ago

this is a good one. if you have suspension stashes montas. if not marquez.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

I hate marlin pitchers but now hate Marquez more. Drop Marquez for Caleb?

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
3 years ago

Almighty one which side are you on (redraft) 6×6 with OBP & Holds

Nolan Arenado

vs.

Aroldis Chapman
Vlad Jr.
Giancarlo

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
3 years ago

check the c.taylor blurb, how in the hell do initial x-rays show nothing but additional testing it’s a fractured forearm?! if an x-ray machine can’t show a fractured forearm that x-ray machine needs it’s own x-ray. we’ll be getting into infinite regress town here shortly if these things pass by x-rays.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Cooper or Biggio for a utility spot?

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

I am on the drop Marquez bandwagon
In a 10 team league would you drop for
Pounce de Leon
Ed-Rod
Wainwright
Quintana
Thanks

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Are we trusting Sonny now? He has been lights out recently.

Drop Lucchesi for him?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool thanks

EG
EG
3 years ago

Riley, Franmil or Soler for a power bat in OF? Thanks

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Roberto Perez or chance sisco to replace Molina?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

if YOLO, I guess we are all dead.

Is this heaven?

No. It’s Iowa.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I could have done without the Nazi

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
3 years ago

I was offered M. Chapman and Snell for my Jose Ramirez and Clevinger (15 team 5×5 roto). Biggest offensive needs are HR and AVG. Biggest pitching need is Wins (I hate that as a category!).

I’m torn on the deal. Any advice? Thanks!

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Certainly like Snell over Clevinger. Is Chapman > Ramirez the rest of the season?

Thanks!

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

I’ve got bux and kingery. Drop either for Nate Lowe?

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. Didn’t really want to.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

I was so excited about this day a couple of hours ago. Starting Story and Dahl for double header against the Giants. Maybe one of them will get benched in game 2 so I don’t end up with double digit strikeouts.

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

UGH Marquez, would you drop him for Archer?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

holy crap so today was THAT kind of line of demarcation.

One
One
3 years ago

Cashner vs Tor or Lamet @ Mia

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

What a fucking epic fail German marquez was this season. I’ll never draft another Colorado starting pitcher as long as I live. Yeah they may have a good season, but you can’t sustain success in coors.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

The last pitcher to allow 11 earned runs against the #SFGiants was Ed Jurisch of the Phillies on June 28, 1947. In fact, that’s only happened seven times since 1908, and five of those pitchers were #phillies. They had some bad years.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha! No blame I’m just tilting my balls off. Not how I expected my week to start. I’m the one clicking the buttons.

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Would you consider dropping Marquez after this start?
Could you rank these four SP ROS? Marquez, Darvish, Fiers, McKay. Thank you!

Welp
Welp
3 years ago

That might just be the last straw. Would I be wrong to straight up Drop Marquez in 12 team leagues?

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

The Red Sox had to cut Fortnite out of the club house. Maybe it’s time the Rockies eliminate the CBD oil.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

without that stuff it’ll be much harder to get those players to at least pretend to pay attention during forced bible study though.

Will
Will
3 years ago

Ticker tease alert: Giants are up 2 touchdowns in Denver just after halftime…..and the Rockies have 1 (one) hit so far…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

2 leagues. Stripling available in each:
League-1. McKay or Stripling?
League-2 (no available DL slot). Wheeler or Stripling.

(I’m leaning towards Stripling in both).

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Can we get a prayer circle for Willson Contreras? Out 2 straight games now with soreness in his foot. Can we also get him a foot massage?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Marquez!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I almost didn’t start him in my weekly
Got suckered in with the two starts smh

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ugh and I lost wheelers two starts.
Off to great start this week haha.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

“He didn’t walk anyone and struck out better than a batter per inning!”

What?

Oh.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

In all my years of playing FFB that might be the worst start I’ve ever been a part of.

Ozzie Albie's Helmet
Ozzie Albie's Helmet
3 years ago

5×5 10 Team Dynasty League:

I was offered Ketel Marte + David Dahl for my Pete Alonso. The Trade anylizer says I should go for it, but I’m worried about roster space for when Rosario and Anderson are due back off the DL. I’m also pretty deep at OF & MI, but would be left with only DJ/Gallo/Voit at 1B, none of whom I trust very much.

C – Christian Vazquez
1B – Pete Alonso
2B – Ozzie Albies
3B – Alex Bregman
SS – Trea Turner
OF – Ronald Acuna
OF – Juan Soto
OF – Joey Gallo
Util – DJ LeMahieu
Util – Matt Chapman

BN – Lourdes Gurriel
BN – Eugenio Suarez
BN – Luke Voit
BN – James McCann

DL – Eddie Rosario
DL – Tim Anderson

NA – Taylor Trammell
NA – Wander Franco
NA – Jo Adell

What do you think I should do?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-TEAM 5X5 ROTO —OBP

trade possibilities I’d like your opinion on…

PERAZA FOR B.DOZIER?
PERAZA FOR KINGERY?

(I have Dozier and Kingery – along with Barreto on the bench so is Peraza an upgrade?)

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Offer Kingery for Peraza?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

How would you rank these three snoozers for the back end of a rotation?

Odorizzi / Lucchesi / Darvish

I DO need Ks….which is why I grabbed Yu.

Alexei Kaleina
Alexei Kaleina
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So you would drop Lucchesi at this point? Maybe a stupid question but I have been in the fog of war with pitching…

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Words thanks G

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
3 years ago

Interesting someone just dropped German Marquez after that blowout, think it’s worth blowing a 5th waiver position for a second half comeback or you think he is busted?

Alexei Kaleina
Alexei Kaleina
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Together Marquez and Lucchesi make one, hahahaha

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Wheeler DL, Shoulder Fatigue

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you trade Alex Reyes for Hansel Robles in a keep forever dynasty league?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! I was probably selling short. I’m just frustrated with Reyes. Guess I’ll hold on to him a little longer. Ugh.

erad
erad
3 years ago

Marquez DL stint in 3…2…1…

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What the hell just happened

I forgot there was an early game, loaded up MLB.com, saw Marquez’s line – puked in my mouth and pooped my pants

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  erad
3 years ago

I pooped in my mouth and puked in my pants. It was that bad!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  erad
3 years ago

So many 2 strike counts and then he misses location with the fastball or just throws a garbage curveball – Bud Black probably told him that his ERA is gonna be upwards towards infinity and to just find a way to go 5 innings

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Are you going to throw Marquez out there @ SD assuming he makes the start? Bud Black is furious with Marquez given the doubleheader situation today.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ohhh yeah you are right. I was looking at the wrong pitcher

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is it over yet?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I wonder if the Rockies are going to still try to win this game… Looks like Shark was the stream of the day right now

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

In a 12 team dynasty keep all, currently in 2nd place 9 SGP’s out but can gain 6 with 10 SB’s would you trade Nola or Wheeler for Merrifield?
I have enough pitching and Merrifield over Chavis at 2B.

Tmo
Tmo
3 years ago

Fantasy h2h was fun when you had to outsmart and beat the other guy now every guy one everyone’s team hits the shit out of the ball and playing pitchers is like the lottery taking most of the h2h fun away for me!!! Last year ever doing it RIP.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Trade mondesi for Chris sale and drop German Marquez? 12 team yahoo h2h I’m in last

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Marquez looking even sh*ttier out of the gates in the second half? Why did I ever go back on my previous resolve to never draft a Rockies pitcher? I made an exception this year for him after going a decade without owning one. That was a huge mistake.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I started off favoring Berrios as my first pitcher and somewhere I flipped. It’s obvious now that in that ADP range JB was a much better call. Yeah, we got duped by the insane 2nd half Marquez had last year. Unless he does a quick 180 my pitching will be hard pressed in several leagues to be near the top.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

11 f’ng runs is a complete joke regardless of parks. Disgraceful given his stuff. He doesn’t have a good head on his shoulders.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
3 years ago

Last week I traded Yordan for Soto on your advice. That night Yordan goes yard twice. I said to myself…Dang it Grey! Then next night Soto goes yard and I said to myself…Grey’s still my sage!

I’m in a very shallow 10-team standard 5×5 roto redraft league so most teams are stacked. I have a sizeable overall lead thanks to your pre-draft and trade advice.

By category I have a 45 R lead; 25 HR lead; 85 RBI lead. AVG is where I have 7/10 points and could potentially drop 2-3 points. Other tight categories among the top 3 or 4 teams are QS, SV and ERA.

I picked up Liam to fill a roster spot while Rosario is out to keep ratios firm and grab saves since he looks like the closer for the A’s going forward – and to provide insurance against a shaky Diaz.

I’m thinking of trading Hoskins for someone where I could still maintain my lead in the HR and RBI categories, increase R and improve AVG without having to activate Rosario and drop Liam.

1. Would you keep Hoskins for his multi-position flexibility and as insurance in case Bell falls off and not worry about the AVG and R categories based on my roster?

2. Would you trade Hoskins to get Springer who I’m targeting based on your ROS projections.

3. Would you just activate Rosario and drop Liam .

C Sanzhez
1B Bell
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Soto
UTIL Mondesi
UTIL 1B/OF Hoskins

IL Rosario

SP Cole, Buehler, Corbin
RP Diaz, Jansen, Hand, Liam
BENCH Morton, deGrom, Clevinger

Shallow League Decision
Shallow League Decision
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I could make an offer of Diaz and Liam for Will Smith since you suggest dropping Liam to make room to activate Rosario. It would essentially be a Diaz for Smith trade.

The big question is does Smith become a closer for a contender, set up man or combo of both. Read today the Brewers have been in discussions for him and he would split save opps with Hader. Dodgers also have an interest and he would set up Jansen there. No mention of Boston being linked to him anywhere. Would you take the risk of trading Diaz and Liam for Smith? My closers would then be Jansen, Hand, Smith.

Shallow League Decision
Shallow League Decision
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Apologize if this post shows up twice. I don’t know if it took when your website refreshed on me.

Since you suggest dropping Liam to make room to activate Rosario, what do you think about trading Liam and Diaz for Will Smith? It would essentially be a Diaz for Smith trade.

The question/risk is whether or not Smith is a closer, set up man or combo when traded. Read today Brewers are serious about him. He would split save opps with Hader. Dodgers also linked to him. Haven’t seen a thing about Boston.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Edwin Diaz.

So instead of dropping Liam to make room to activate Eddie Rosario off IL and getting nothing for him, do I trade Edwin Diaz and Liam for Will Smith (see above post for my concerns about whether or not Smith is a closer, set up guy or shares duties)?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Good enough for me. Thought you might consider Smith an upgrade and more stable than Edwin Diaz for a closer.

philip lutz
philip lutz
3 years ago

ryu-alonso for nola-jd

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

German noooo >.<

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

I need a seriously good reason not to drop Marquez. I’m serious. He’s absolutely killing me. Can’t touch in coors, not great on road. Sick of him. So tilting.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Look at the positives. At least we didn’t have to wait until the 6th inning for the wheels to fall off this time

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

And at least he’s giving up homers to quality hitters like mike yasterzemski

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So what do you think? Drop?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Drop him. There has to be better available on the waiver wire. Dude has given up eight runs and he’s still pitching. His season ERA is 4.93 as I type this. If you can’t find better than that, then just quit.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Harley Earl
3 years ago

Wow, he gave up 10 runs before they finally yanked him. His season ERA is 5.05 now. Like a pair of Levi’s lol.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Damn!!! I guess I was early! Make it 11 ER then!!! LOL

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Your math is a little off. Trevor Story has more slams and steals than Laureano. Story has 20 bombs and 12 steals, which puts him second behind Yelich. Sorry but I gotta defend my boy Trevor’s honor!

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Would you drop Kingery to activate pence? Or drop pence?

JP
JP
3 years ago

Trade Soroka/Muncy/ for Berrios/Pollock?

hankg
hankg
3 years ago

Are Bell and Ryu too much for Bellinger in a keeper league? Alternatively, I could try Bell and Rye for Acuna. Thanks.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

Would you drop $19 Profar to pick up either $1 Brousseau or Thaiss In AL only keeper where you’re trying to win this year?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

Grey –

Know you’re still fairly skeptical of Josh Bell, but I have a dynasty trade offer on the table for him. If you were to fill in the blank below, how high would you go? Top 50? Top 25? Trying to figure out how much I’m willing to trade for him. Thanks!

In a dynasty league for the next ~5 years, Josh Bell is a Top ___ asset

Reese
Reese
3 years ago

What’s wrong with benintendi? Would you be a buyer in a keeper league?

Reese
Reese
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How about benintendi and villar
For
Mazara and paddack ?

Benintendi and paddack are very low cost keepers in this league

Blitz
Blitz
3 years ago

SAGNOF, but Pagan over Romo or Kennedy?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Blitz
3 years ago

TB is a committee and the other two aren’t so I’d say nah.

CP
CP
3 years ago

Matz or Mahle ROS with QS instead of wins?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Hunter Strickland is about to become waiver priority soon, isn’t he?

I would estimate he is about 10 days from being activated & immediately the Seattle closer.

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Grey
In a 10 team league I need HR”s and RBI
Would you drop Hunter Dozier for the following
Keep in mind dozier in last 14 games is batting .182, 0 HR, 2 RBI
It’s worse for the last 30 days
Options are
Garrett Cooper
Maiikel Franco
Danny Santana
Tyler O”Neil
Thanks

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

Keeping an eye on that Munoz callup by the Padres. Doubt they move off Yates, but if they did, this kid has an electric arm. I’m adding him for the K/9 in my deeper roto leagues today. He has 61 Ks in 38 innings across AA, AAA and the majors so far this year.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Here’s another one that’s a bit less exciting. I saw that Ryan Braun made a batting stance adjustment after seeing something about Bellinger during the ASG break. He’s been hitting the ball hard coming out of the break.

foul balls
foul balls
3 years ago

12. Team h2h 6×6 with qs, would you trade trout for degrom and cole, thanks as always

Phil
Phil
3 years ago

Great stuff as always, Grey.

What do you think of this trade offer…it’s a 12 team, 6×6 league (OPS and holds included with regular 5×5), and it is a keeper league. I give Bryce Harper, and I get Gallo and Nola. I am keeping Javy Baez and Rizzo next year, and my third and final keeper would have to be between Gallo, Merrifield, or Nola.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You’re the best bro. I’m sorry, but one last question: which three would YOU keep in a 6×6 OPS & holds league:

Baez, Rizzo, Gallo, Merrifield, Nola, Moustakas, Puig, Laureano, Pham, Domingod, Tim Anderson…it’s really the first five or six that are viable options.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you trade kimbrel straight up for any of tanaka, german, maeda or ed rod? or aim higher?

Klonk
Klonk
3 years ago

What would you say the chances are that McKay stays in the rotation the rest of the year?