Zach Eflin has to be one of the Phils fans favorite pitchers.  His last name just rolls off their tongue.  “You kiss your mother with that mouth?”  “You’re Eflin right!  And I’m kissing her right now.  On Facetime.  She’s a Merchant Marine, and stationed overseas.  It’s actually very sweet how we kiss.  With SnapChat filters.  That dresses me in a baby bonnet.  TMI?”  Sure, it was a short schedule day, so this might have something to do with my joy at Zach Eflin.  Yesterday, he went 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.71.  It’s only through 12 2/3 IP so o?ekávání.  I know.  That’s what I thought too, but then I started looking at his numbers, and, ugh, it’s 12 2/3 IP, but you gotta be Eflin kidding me?  He has a 9.2 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 94 MPH fastball, that is up two miles from last year.  Maybe this is a blip, but maybe this is encouragement you receive to burp from your Facetime’ing mom.  Also, in this game, Odubel Herrera hit some ding dongs — 2-for-3, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer — because ODB waited until everyone was out on him after last year.  Damn, ODB, why you gotta ad-lib some fire after I’m no longer invested in you?  ODB with more ad-libs than Quavo after a fifth of Cuervo, and Columbus, Ohio seeing the Cleveland Indians and being like, “Yo, I descubierto’d.”  (I really had to fight for that third rhyme.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .171.  “I don’t want to desecrate a corpse either, but if we’re going to get Carlos Santana down the mountain, we need to tie him to a yak–Wait, Santana just moved his arm!  He’s alive!”

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (6), hitting .274, .397 OBP.  Besides Kingery and Santana, who I think is starting slow, the Phils look like they have some great OBPs.  Let’s check!  *looks*  Yup, I’m not right at all, they’re better than league average, but just barely.  Since it’s a slow day, I also looked at team batting averages across the majors, and this was a jolt.  Half the league is hitting .242 or under!  The O’s batting average is .220.  There are not enough exclamation marks for how bad batting averages are in the majors.  Dave Kingman would be a Triple Crown threat.

Johnny Cueto – Out six weeks with an elbow sprain.  Dr. James Andrews recommended rest over surgery.  Or so Cueto thought!  The real Dr. James Andrews was distracted with an Exotic Car Autotrader, and one of Cueto’s fantasy baseball owners stepped in dressed in scrubs and told Cueto to go home to rest for a few and, “Save something for my H2H playoffs.”

Hunter Pence – Shut down with renewed thumb soreness.  We’re gonna have to face it, Pence may never be able to do the “Cut it out” hand motion again on Fuller House.

Jeff Samardzija – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.62.  You know why Samardjiza is called Shark?  Because every time he starts, owners need to bite a towel.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .198.  “Guys, that’s not a yak, that’s Conforto, and he’s frozen to–Nope, he’s fine.  He just blinked.  I thought we lost him.”

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th and 5th homer.  How bad is Homer Bailey?  So bad A-Gon was able to get around on him.  A-Gon’s bat speed has finally caught up to his on-the-basepath’s speed.  I know, the Met Gala was last night and the Mets dressed as 2007 versions of themselves, but it’s egregious they signed A-Gon.  He is such a shell of his former self that Paas Easter egg dye sold a kit to decorate him.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .248.  Yo, if you have an extra Paas leftover, I’d like to draw pastel ears on Bruce.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .206.  Hamilton’s not gonna waste his shot!  Though, he kinda has.  The home run is nice, but to show signs of life from Hamilton, I wouldn’t mind a single and three steals.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .290.  Eugenio has been sidelined with a fractured thumb and returned to hit five homers, and we’re only a little over a month into the season!  Eugenio’s already played five Adam Eaton seasons!

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .289.  He only had 3 homers until June last year, and you still drafted this year, and now you want to drop him.

Yu Darvish – Placed on the DL right after weekly lineups locked.  Well played, Yu.  Darvish was sidelined with the flu.  Please, only thing with that flew is every ball he throws.

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Yesterday’s slate of games was like The Night of the Living Dead — Carlos Santana, Conforto, A-Gon, Bruce, Hamilton, Scooter and Happ all found their heartbeat.  I’m a broken record on this, but Happ is a 30-homer guy with everyday ABs.  Happ is a 30-homer guy with everyday ABs. Happ is–Sorry, told you, broken record.  After this huge game, I’m sure Maddon will bench Happ, so let’s not even get the ulcer going.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Also, in this game, Kris Bryant (3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) homered for the 2nd straight game.  Now we just have to Amazon Prime some smelling salts to Rizzo and we’ll be great.

Kyle Hendricks – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.02.  Wish I would’ve A) Liked Hendricks in the preseason.  B) Drafted him.  C) There’s no C.

Jarlin Garcia – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 2.68.  The Regression Fairies have a favorite shade of pink, they watch red carpet telecasts on mute critiquing the outfits, and they will destroy your ratios.

Nick Kingham – Optioned down to minors.  This was likely just to get a bench bat while the Pirates don’t need a 5th starter, but, then again, the Pirates find plate appearances for Sean Rodriguez, while Austin Meadows rots away in the minors.

Michael Fulmer – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. Matt Moore – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.71.  The Regression Fairies were there for Fulmer, and stayed for Moore, or Moore sneezed on the rosin bag and Fulmer got the Moore cooties.  Like Altuve at a concert, I’m going with the latter.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .287.  Guys and five girls, I think we might finally be seeing the breakout, and Mazara is still only 23 years old.  He’s about to have a great career, and you’re gonna forget all about the two years it took him to get up to speed.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. One of my more rueful drops was losing Martin about five days into the season.  I’m pretty sure more bad has come from early drops than good.  I’m pretty sure “pretty sure” is the least conclusive way to say that too.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.89.  I can’t even start you in Petco?  Blech!  Get off my team, you wanna be Hodgepadre.  You, you, you Stoogepadre!

Trea Turner – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  Get those, Treat Urner!

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, and possibly 67th homer this week.  The Nats are currently, “Hey, Zimmerman, you want some furs?  They’re right down that alley.  Go ahead, Zimm.  Nothing gonna hurt you.”

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52, as he returned home to San Diego.  Maybe he’ll give the Padres a hometown discount at some point in his career, when he’s 38 years old and throwing 86.  That sounded better before the qualifier.

Luiz Gohara – Being recalled to work in the bullpen.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk a bit about Gohara on the podcast today.  Don’t see him getting in the Braves rotation without an injury to McCarthy and Anibal.  Him being Gohara, not Ralph.

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.68.  Brett Anderson is the best major league pitcher….that was part of ABBA.  Last night, he was singing Waterloo.

George Springer – 6-for-6, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .292.  Trucking along, looking all right, but you know Springer is the type that can hit 12 homers in 15 days.  Hope it’s coming now (if you own him; I don’t, so bleh).

Marwin Gonzalez – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .248.  FTM!  For the Marwin!

Fernando Romero – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.00 thru 11 2/3 IP.  He also has 14 Ks and 6 walks.  He’s pitching better in the majors than he was in the minors, which is not what I want to see.  Who are you, Charlie Morton Jr.?  He throws hard (96 MPH), but these results don’t jive completely for me.  I’ll give you a tentative pick-him-up, but know that you could get roofied and end up as El Chapo’s kidney donor.  If anything, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for Romero, which would likely mean I’d never start him.

Byron Buxton – Expected back this week, after completing running drills, mostly straight-ahead sprints and backpedals.  The sprints went well, then the backpedals were, “I really like Donald Glover, but Atlanta is hit or miss, I’ve heard Solo is more like So-So, and Childish Gambino’s new song is just aight.”  So solid backpedals too!

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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

giles better f’ing have this coming save chance, not harris again.

Hal_Incandenza
Hal_Incandenza
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4 years ago
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hal_Incandenza
4 years ago

@Hal_Incandenza: yeah good stuff.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
4 years ago

Corey Seager for Scott Kingery  – keeper league

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Mr Baseball
4 years ago

@Mr Baseball: kingery since you don’t have to start him soon.

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: but get more on the kingery side.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

More in what way

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Mr Baseball
4 years ago

@Mr Baseball: i mean if you are the guy trading away ceager you should ask for more

Hal_Incandenza
Hal_Incandenza
4 years ago

Howdy Grey.

10 team 5×5 H2H, only start 9 bats/team with defined positions other than a Util. Max SP on roster is 7, and everyone tends to carry that many (plus any RP starters they can find). DL doesn’t count against the max 7 max, where I have Yu and Alex Reyes stashed. I currently have 6 other SP, looking for a drop in adding my 7th.

Roster
C Wilson Ramos
1B Cody Bellinger
2B DJ LeMahieu
3B Anthony Rendon
SS Carlos Correa
LF Eddie Rosario
CF Ronald Acuna
RF Giancarlo Stanton
Util Hanley Ramirez
Bench Ender Inciarte
Bench Daniel Murphy (inj)
Bench Jose Peraza
Bench David Peralta

I’d like to pick Wacha back up and worry about who I might need to shed to activate Yu after he is both back and has had a successful outing. I’m considering these guys, with counter arguments noted.

Hanley – would only have Bellinger for 1B.
Peraza – he can backup both 2B and SS, hopefully with speed. I would already have a 2B backup if Murphy were active, so somewhat limited benefit here if Murphy returns okay.
Inciarte – backup CF plus speed option in Util, which is nice in H2H.
Peralta – can cover LF or RF, and may be the best Util option on my squad.

I’m really leaning Hanley or Peralta.

Hal_Incandenza
Hal_Incandenza
Reply to  Hal_Incandenza
4 years ago

@Hal_Incandenza: Oops, meant to say leaning Hanley or Peraza.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hal_Incandenza
4 years ago

@Hal_Incandenza: not hanram. probably dave peralta or inciarte if you don’t mind losing the steals.

Hal_Incandenza
Hal_Incandenza
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: The other two. Hmm.

You like Wacha over Gohara?

Cole
Cole
4 years ago

What did Wade Miley leave with? Infected tattoo?

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hello, 10 tm h2h pts – Suarez is on waivers, drop Smoak or Belt for him?
Also, thoughts on Dozier for ROS
Thanks and have nice week : )

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Drop Iannetta for Zunino or hold?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

So my “what would happen first – Billy Hamilton SB or Yasmani Grandal base hit” is still in play…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: BTW, great podcast this week.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: wow OBP wolf won.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
4 years ago

@Beware the Shit Rope: Yeah, Hamilton hasn’t gotten a steal in like 2 weeks now… wondering what’s going on. I wonder if Hamilton also has the most boring 7 game hit streak of all time

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

ODB or Mancini? Push?

Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
4 years ago

I’m in a head to head, keep 10 guys league. I need to clear roster space for schoop and rendon. I have an owner that wants a 2b. Who of my 2b (lawrie, merrifield, schoop, odor) would you try to deal? He is willing to give up draft picks and/or a SP like castillo?
c ramos
1b votto
2b lawrie
3b gallo
ss bogaerts
of jd
of haniger
of cain
util encarcion
util bregman
bench – merrifield, inciarte, olsen, villanueva, cervelli
DL rendon, schoop (need spots)
DL – odor

Thanks

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

In a H2H redraft I have Vizcaino and now Knebel to be closing soon. Kela is also in the wire would you just cut Giles and Devinski to get rid of that risk and pick up Kela and leave extra spot when Puig or Moncada return?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto redraft

Buxton on the wire.

Drop Pivetta or Souza?

Thanks in advance.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. the new car smell on dejong has worn off a bit. gennett or dejong?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
4 years ago

for at least a few days now the idiot that runs MIL apparently HAS to play his best 2B. hahahaha F you douchebag!

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Paxton

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he better not have gotten hurt.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
4 years ago

@Better Call Limehouse: still pitching, guess he’s ok

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Definitely would have been drunk early if you had a drink every time the Toronto announcers mentioned he’s a Canadian.

Leon
Leon
4 years ago

Was just offered Kopech for my Carrasco in a Keeper league.

Current staff is:
Strasburg, Wood, Manaea, Castillo, Taillon, S. Gray, Buehler,

Do I pull the trigger?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Been offered Darvich for DeShields. Which side do you prefer
Thank you

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Hosmer & Cordero Vs Hellickson @ SD or Zimmerman & M Taylor Vs Richard @SD

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Volcanoes erupting and Brent Suter hitting a homerun off Kluber. Is now the time to start worrying?

Shallow
Shallow
4 years ago

Thanks as usual sir. Which LF+SS combo would you rather have ROS (10 team H2H):

Stanton + Peraza
Rhys + Trea

Second the #shallowleagueproblems

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Sonnavabench on Shaw – since I had Gallo in my UTIL spot and Rendon at 3B… I thought Hamilton would be a good play tonight against Vargas to chase steals

#shallowleagueproblems

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: you starting jon gray tonight at home? prayer circle?

unrelated, watched the rachel dolezal doc last night. pretty interesting if you havent watched yet…

Vrugg
4 years ago

Who do you like better ROS, Dozier of Schoop?
Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

It’s only the top of the first inning, and he hasn’t taken the mound yet, but so far I’m really liking Danny Duffy’s chances for a Win tonight.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: way to jinx it. lol

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha! Sorry, guys.

PS: if I’m capable of jinxing a guy with a 10-run lead, he has no business calling himself a pitcher.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Heh, I traded him for Didi, who’s since turned into a pumpkin thanks to Grey jinxing him. Thanks, Grey.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Nice start by Bundy – 0.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 BB, 7 ER, 4HR on 38 pitches all wotnot recording an out.

One of the worst starts I can remember.

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Which side ?
Trevor Williams and Peraza
Or
Miguel sano
Is it close?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

Buehler or Soroka ROS in a standard, season-long roto league (K/QS/ERA/WHIP)?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

One more Grey,
I specifically start the Dahl Llama this week because they are in CO and of course Mr. Black decides to bench him. And I won’t tell you who I benched for the week for fear you will think I’m not all there. I need some of that Llama magic right about now! Ugh!

Ok, now that’s all. Thanks much Grey. Time to watch Severino vs. the Red Sux!

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

Drop shark for Gibson (twins) he’s been pitching well.

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

10 team 5×5 OBP/(sv+H)

Carpenter got dropped which rp would you drop

Giles or kela?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Shark or Felix ROS W ERA WHIP K QS K/9

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I say ‘Yu’ – you say ‘sless’! Yu…

Why did I do this to my self again? Drafting him that is. And of course I could have started one of 3 sucky SPs on my bench who are still better than this dum ass. Argh!!!

That’s all. Thanks Grey.

tweedledee
tweedledee
4 years ago

Hurting in saves bad and have Osuna, Tepera, Oh, Clippard all owned.

Was offered trea turner and wade davis for Mookie and Andrelton

What side you like grey?

tweedledee
tweedledee
Reply to  tweedledee
4 years ago

@tweedledee:

Poor punctuation. I have Osuna. (PERIOD) Tepera, Oh, and Clippard are all owned by other owners.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

with the mess that LAA bullpen is and middleton back shortly, drop j.anderson or brach for o’day (dropped recently) in AL only with saves and holds. also have kelvin and nicasio.

trader joe
trader joe
4 years ago

My Betts/Wood for his Pollock/Greinke. I need SB. Too much?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

What would you say for my Ozuna/Marte for Greinke/Ray or Cole in a 2 for one.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Starling yes and oh ok then no I wont ha ha

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

dynasty league 13 team roto with all sorts of stuff added, defensive stuff, OPS, total bases, hits, K/9, holds, k/bb, QS, relief appearances and wins. deep benches, 10 NA slots, 5 DL slots.
C posey
1B goldy
2B altuve
SS bogaerts
3B devers
LF bellinger (1B)
CF blackman
RF brocktune (LF)
util andujar (3B)
BN bregman (SS/3B), braun (1B/LF), newtown (3B), mcclutchin’ (CF/RF)
DL ceager
NA trammell, mejia, robles, willie, florial
SP (1800 innings cap): archer, hill, skaggs, gibson, fulmer (DET), romero, wood, maeda, weaver
RP (7 slots) osuna (NA tag for now), colome, barnes, kelvin, kenley, strop, j.anderson
DL knebel (back soon), ryu, middleton (back soon), salazar
NA luzardo, f.perez, medina, morejon, duplantier

1. who’s my drop for osuna, this could be a prospect or maybe newtown he’s been very cold lately and i have 3 other 3B guys. the osuna thing might play out short term anyway. i’ll ask ralph too.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
4 years ago

Context: 5X5, 12 team, head to head ESPN league. We start 5 SP’s and 4 RP’s.
Thoughts on Berrios and Weaver? Both have shown up on my waiver wire. Both top 30 arms in your initial rankings; has anything changed with their recent poor form.
Back end arms/Cut candidates include Domingo German, Soroka, Newcomb,and Giles (wish there was some clarity)
Thanks for the wisdom!!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @Grey:
Thanks, was thinking the same thing. Any warm fuzzies for Sonny Gray given his better form over the last couple of starts. Or does he still need to show more?
Cheers

JC
JC
4 years ago

Love the mailbag videos!

Cron or Reddick?

Safety first
Safety first
4 years ago

Would you trade Goldschmit and Torres for Stanton and Segura? I prefer the Stanton side.

vic
vic
4 years ago

Beltre’s back. Yay? Which two of these guys are sitting on the bench for you, and would you drop either of them to chase something shiny?

Hicks, Healy, Beltre, Franchy, Reddick

primetime
primetime
4 years ago

Grey, started season up and down. 5×5 OBP. K/9 QS. 10 team keeper league.

In 4th place, was in 2nd for two weeks but pitching been killing me lately.

Do I need to upgrade? Rank my team. I know its only week 8. Plenty of time.

Starters
Chineros
Freeman
Schoop (back)
Arenado
Story
Cain
Bellinger
Haniger
Mazara

Bench
Jose Mart
Moncada
Simmons (picked up cause loss of Seager)
Brantley
Puig
Ender
Seager DL

Pitchers
Strausburg
Nola
Samarija
Bundy
Smith, C
Diaz
Rivera

Bench
Tailon
Kershaw – DL
Soroka

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

Feels like a good time to point out in the preseason our talk about how the Astros don’t steal too much as a team and that 1-2018-SB Altuve specifically lowered his SB attempt rate a good amount when moving to the 2/3 spots . . .

If you’re WS champions on a dynasty path, why risk your star on some SB attempts particularly when everyone mashes?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Last year Springer said it outright – he decided to stop stealing (mostly) because why would you when you’ve got such a stacked team?

The Melk Man
The Melk Man
4 years ago

Grey looking for MI help in an OBP lg. Ride the hot hand of Hanson or grab Zo the OBP machine?

Thanks love the read everyday!

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

If I wanted to trade Buehler and Reynaldo for one SP who should I target? Thinking Castillo but can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head

Alps
Alps
4 years ago

Grey
I am in need of saves
Do you drop Bradley for either Oh or Tepera
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
4 years ago

@Alps:
i mean Would you put in a bid for either one
and just hope its the right guy

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
i am and thanks
competitive league
i might just put in a bid for clippard and axford as well
and let the chips fall where they fall
thanks man

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

Would you trade Rizzo for O albies?
Keeper league (4 keepers) , 5×5 roto, Rizzo has 2B elg.

Thanks.

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

Schwarber just got dropped. You like him over teoscar? Leonys?

cyler8
cyler8
4 years ago

So do we drop Osuna at this point or wait and see?

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Best replacement of what I have available: It is a SV+H league so there is that at least:

Kela
Treinen
Holland
Shane Greene
Juan Nicasio
Jose Alvarado
Tepera
Oh

Cersy
Cersy
4 years ago

Are you buying low on Goldy?

I could likely trade JD Martinez for him but not sure I like that move given how terrible Goldy has been.

Cersy

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

10 team 5×5 H2H

Need a drop for Schoop. I’d prefer to keep Cron as I’m a believer, and Taylor for his eligibility, especially if I drop another position player as I’ll have no bench strength. Otherwise Tepera is my most droppingest, but with Osuna likely out for weeks I’ll be scrounging for saves. So I’m leaning Pivetta, but as it’s H2H I need all the pitching I can get.

C – S. Perez
1B – Goldschmidt
2B – C Taylor
SS – T Turner
3B – J Ramirez
OF – Ozuna, Marte, Polanco
UTIL – Souza, Acuna
BN – Cron
DL – Schoop
SP – C Martinez, Nola, Morton, Bauer, Quintana, Paxton, Pivetta, Buehler
RP – Holland, Soria, Tepera
BN – Osuna
DL – A Reyes

Thanks in advance.

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

Thanks for the advice earlier on Soria. Who would you rather part with: Rizzo, Albies or Hoskins? Should one be traded, the other two are my 1B/2B combo (Hosmer goes from bench to UTIL).

I’ve received Berrios/Treinen or Carrasco/Treinen for one of the three and I need help in SV/K/W to keep up with 1st place…

Does either offer make sense?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Hanklongball
4 years ago

@Hanklongball: nope

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Ozuna bro is staring to feel like Ozu-no. Wth? I can hear Stanton saying, “Marcell, I didnt want this life for you” in his best Godfather voice.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Sheesh, any idea when Godley will stop having to face the Dodgers? SON only has him as a 2.9 in Dodger Stadium, but Godley’s next game is at home against the Nats, which sounds equally if not more dangerous. So do you think it’s worth a gamble to start him tonight…?

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool! I’ll just bench him till then.

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Grey, if you haven’t tried it yet, I just finished the second episode of Gimlet’s “The Habitat”. Pretty cool. Its essentially a podcast version of a real life BioDome. Sorry, no Pauly Shore/Steve Bannon involvement in this one though.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m into it right now. Maybe it falls off a cliff after episode 2? Will let you know. Prob end up listening to the remaining 5 episodes. They’re only 30 mins long. The topic has always intrigued me, so maybe I’m biased at the start. Keep ya posted.

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
4 years ago

hey Grey,
big fan! in a 10 team league with OPS and Saves+Holds would you trade Jed Lowrie for Josh hader? got schoop coming off the dl.

Thanks!

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

The Sciosciapathological study continues: Blash starting tonight in interleague game with no DH. Got defense? Calhoun benched a third straight game. Pujols starting at 1B. Well, he’s no Cron, but maybe better than Valbuena. Hell, I’d be fine with calling up Chris Carter at this point…

vee
vee
4 years ago

Ender batting 7th today. slowly making his way back up…………

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I start Castillo against the Mets tonite?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: Yes

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

Teheran or pivetta. Foreseeable future

m0se
m0se
4 years ago

rhys/fulmer or kershaw? 6×6 ops/qs

Los Putos
Los Putos
4 years ago

Gray home vs LAA?
Heaney @COL facing Gray?

I actually just dropped Heaney for Oh due to the Osuna arrest, but since games started, and it being an ESPN league, he remains on my roster til tomorrow.

Should I feel bad for benching him prior to kicking him to the curb?

Thanks

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

If Osuna issue is real and he is benched, who gets saves in Toronto?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: Tepera, Oh, Axford and Clippard were all picked up in the ‘Perts league. That tells me no one knows!

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Kemp or Schwarber?

BSA
BSA
4 years ago

Anyone want a T-shirt? I think the Blue Jays marketing department are kicking the crap out of their mascot with the timing of this whole thing. Early cocktails in Toronto front office.
“The Blue Jays are scheduled to give away 15,000 Osuna t-shirts prior to Thursday’s game, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.”

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Elfin, Cahill, or Soroka?

Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Carlos Martinez has faced Robbie Grossman twice, and has yet to throw him a strike. 2 four pitch walks. As the French would say “Les Sigh”.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Rightfully so. I mean you can’t just willy nilly throw strikes to a prodigious talent like Robbie Grossman.

Some run support would be nice as well. I’ve gotten just 3 wins from my last 16 starts.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Make that 3 from 17.

Chris Rider
4 years ago

Leonys Martin over Trey Mancini?

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Thanks for the sage advice of getting (no longer Fat) Adams on a couple of my teams & keeping Shark on the bench despite the 2 starts this week.

In a RCL I have Yu going to the DL with “the flu”. I need to drop someone to make room. Also on the DL are Britton, Middleton & Cueto. Seems the choice would be Cueto despite pitching masterfully; he’s probably done for the year or worse

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
4 years ago

Looks like Osuna took the Prodigy song Smack My Bitch Up a little too literally

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yup, only he had the lyrics changed to smack my pitch up in order to get it clean enough to be played

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

I grabbed Odor off waivers, dropping Leonys. I still got his homer last night, hoping I made the right call ?

Fantasy football
Fantasy football
4 years ago

Can you provide links where your playing against the “pros.”

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

A thought to ruminate upon:
I’ve been wondering recently about the total benefit of one of your hitters having a good day against one of your pitchers. Obviously in a perfect world your pitcher gives up only hits to your hitter(s) who are opposing him, and they steal a few bags, and maybe they don’t score. Have any of the Razz stats gurus done a deep dive on this? If my hitter and pitcher are facing off it could be interesting to see how the potential outcomes rank in value for RCL scoring- I’m not totally sure how to quantify that but I’ll keep thinking on it.

And pitching questions like always:
Who do you like least for this year and the next few of Trevor Williams, Manaea, Bauer, and Pivetta?
Also- gut reaction- Scherzer for CarMar and OBPWulf- reasonably fair?

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

in obp league, someone just offered me Goldschmidt and Nola for Springer and DeJong.

My starting pitching is already very strong and Goldschmidt has looked *awful* of late but what do you think? Same guy has Severino as his #1, so I think maybe Sevvy as the SP in place of Nola could make it worthwhile. I feel like he probably wouldn’t do that but Nola ‘s low k rate and highish fip are turnoffs. Obviously Severino > Nola, but how do you feel about this offer either way?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Bregman or Encarnacion?

dr Y
dr Y
4 years ago

10 mixed 5 outfielder league. Billy Hamilton was dropped, would you drop any of ___ for him:

Matt adams
jon gray
nick pivetta

I would likely hold him on the bench for awhile, I wouldn’t be forced to play him

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
4 years ago

Good Morning Grey,

Great information and humor, thank you.

Which of these three do you think will produce the most from here on, 5×5 OBP league,
Rizzo, Goldschmidt or Springer?

Have a great Taco Tuesday!!! Thanks again.

Roma Pizza Stuart Florida
Roma Pizza Stuart Florida
4 years ago

ROS
Roughed odor

OR

Josh Harrison

Come get some pizza who ever is in town

Roma Pizza Stuart Florida
Roma Pizza Stuart Florida
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Always love the great feedback… I don’t know if you guys ever make it down for spring training but I’m about 20 minutes away from Mets spring-training 20 minutes away from Cardinals spring Training and then another 30 away from Astros and nationals

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

Is Tyler Anderson a season long hold in mixed leagues?

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
4 years ago

Osuna arrested for beating up a female. Pick up Tepera (or someone else), or you think it’ll take a while for MLB to discipline Osuna? Wondering if maybe the Jays suspend him for PR reasons.

The MLB discipline should be Our Commissioner Manfred gets to beat him with a belt.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Bad Ash
4 years ago

@Bad Ash:

I just added Axford in two leagues. Closer experience, baby.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Axford was on my RCL team for less than two minutes. Dropped for Tepera. Holding Axford in the league that’s so deep Oh, Tepera and Clippard are already held.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Got him in the FCL.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Here’s a prediction though…if there is a suspension/shake up, Axford will see some saves. Interestingly I was just reading about him the other day. Went to a two seamer. Been looking really good. They’re giving him some multi inning outings. Tepera feels a lot like that guy where you’re happy to get him, they announce that he’s the interim closer, all the stars align you think you’re pretty effin’ smart and he gives up a walkoff granny in his first save chance,

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It’ll prob be Oh… I had grabbed Tepara to handcuff Osuna (pun intended) in that NFBC I was boasting about an hour or two ago in the comments above. I prob won’t be that lucky.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks:

I think it’ll be Oh as well.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Since there is not clear add as his replacement, they all feel like a Revenge Pluck

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I think there may be a Logan Morrison hot streak coming. Don’t ask my why. Total hunch.

Streamers advisory…the Rangers strike out a lot. I’m streaming Liriano agin’ ’em tomorrow. Double digit Ks? Maybe if I hadn’t said anything. Now it’ll be a beat down.

The Ks are totally unbelievable this year. My RCL team is at 11.5 k/9 on the season.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Scherzer, Bauer, Snell, Hader, Ottavino…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

That team is on pace to go over 1600 ks. Hitting needs to come around. Trying to be patient with Kingery but need some signs of life.

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Nope, this guy snagged him. I’m believing in better things to come, he’s my new Buxton.