MLB teams were whistling 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover yesterday:

Just slip out the back, Zac, make a new plan, Tanner,
Don’t need to be coy, Greek God of Hard Contact, just listen to me,
Hop on the bus, Jesus, don’t need to discuss much,
Just drop off the key, Greinke, and get yourself free.

The deadline seemed to be lulling people to sleep, then the Diamondbacks stepped up and decided they were contenders, be-bopping Jazz Chisholm to the Marlins for Zac Gallen. But it turned out they were Indiana Jones, when he would replace an ancient artifact with a sand bag by switching one Zack with another Zac, so the booby trap wouldn’t expose them to trouble. See, and I always thought the idea of the outfield hot tub was to expose booby traps.  Incredibly, the Cardinals announced the Zack Greinke to Astros deal hours before the Diamondbacks. The Astros rotation is now, as they would’ve said in the 20’s, bona fide. In good spirits, Justin Verlander tweeted out, “As long as we don’t get Bauer, we good.” I hear that, JV.  I don’t trust home/away splits much at all, unless it’s Coors vs. non-Coors, but, if you must know 2.96 home ERA vs. 2.80 away. Usually it’s the inverse, but Greinke is a 15-year vet; you really think he’s going to pitch that differently in Houston? The answer you’re looking for is no.  He’s a control artist whiz like you’d want from your child when they’re doing the pee-pee dance. Speaking of which, did every team relieve themselves of their relievers? Let’s find out!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Sanchez – Acquired by the Astros. Currently, I see people saying the Astros have a six-man rotation. I’d guess a bullpen is where Sanchez is headed, and apologies if you had Siri read that to you and it paused after saying ‘bull.’

Martin Maldonado – Traded to the Astros. He will back up Chirinos and make droll jokes about whiteness.

Jose Urquidy – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.87. As I benched Marquez. Unbelievable. I’ll get to it. Eventually.  So, I’m thinking Urquidy doesn’t get a start in the World Series. Did I already say Sanchez wasn’t in the rotation? Can I take that back now? Listen, neither are great options, which is why they got Greinke.

Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer.  Annoying guy in March at your draft, “Hey, I made plans for an early dinner with the missus, so I have to skedaddle. Just give me the worst catcher and I’ll figure it out later.”  Friends of annoying guy, “Let’s give him Roberto Perez!”

Nicholas Castellanos – Traded to the Cubs for an assortment of “Well, Castellanos doesn’t want to stay here so I guess we’ll just take some stuff to see if it sticks” to the Tigers. The Greek God of Hard Contact going to the home of the Billy Goat Tavern. Move over, Pete Dionasopoulos, the Cubs have their eyes on a new gyro–Excuse me, cheeburger. (Way to work the over-50-year-old crowd, Grey!) The Greek God of Hard Contact in Wrigley is interesting to me, though he could be the 2nd coming of Heyward — no power, decent average, Joe Maddon juggles him all around the lineup.  Nicholas needs a trade to Anaheim to become Ca Stella nos. The Cubs’ lineup will obviously be better, the park’s better, Castellanos is out of a bad shituation. Seems like it’s hard to imagine this not helping him, but will power suddenly come? I doubt it. This does boink the eff out of Schwarber’s value. And not a good boink like Joe Buck dreams about, but a bad boink.

Zac Gallen – Traded to the Diamondbacks. The Marlins pitching looked great this year, but they’re on a strict 20-year rebuild and anything that speeds that up must be eliminated. Jokes aside, it’s really hard to like the Marlins. Sure, Jazz is America’s number one export after fro-yo, and a Bahamian legend, but you have to commit to going with what you have at some point, otherwise the rebuild stretches into decades. Any hoo! I still love Gallen; he’s shaping up as a fantasy #2 for next year. DBacks are supposed to trade away great pitchers, not acquire them though, so I feel like I’m missing something. Arizona post-humidor is a bottom third hitters’ park, and Gallen can succeed.

Mike Leake – Traded to the Diamondbacks. Mike Leake still sounds like a name Bart would ask for at Moe’s. That is the only good thing I can think of for him. My best guess for the DBacks’ rotation is Ray, Leake, Gallen, Kelly and Young, but who knows on the tail end.

Sam Dyson – Traded to the Twins. Dyson goes from potential handcuff to potential hiccup between the 7th and 8th innings.

Jazz Chisholm – Top prospect traded from the Diamondbacks to the Marlins for Gallen.  Not all Diamondbacks were excited about this:  “Jazz Chisholm for who? You could’ve had Shelby Miller for free!” — Dave Stewart, likely. I’m sure Prospect Mike will go over Chisholm, or he’s simply doing Jazz hands around Razzball HQ for no reason.  Whoa, whoa, WHOA, he’s telling me he just gave us a Jazz Chisholm fantasy, so go there and read that.

Jesus Sanchez – Along with Ryan Stanek went to the Marlins. Prospect Mike had Jesus Sanchez in his top 50 prospects for fantasy baseball, and is on the shortlist for a 2020 impact bat. It’s weird to have my foresight be 2020.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .245, and now three homers in the last four games. As excited as I am for Cooper (if he ever stays healthy), I’m yawnstipated by Anderson, but he does appear to be a hot schmotato.

Nick Anderson – Traded to the Rays. He has 69 Ks in 43 innings and closer stuff, which means Cash will throw him in the 1st, 3rd and 5th innings in the same game, but wearing different jerseys. It’s legal, don’t get semantical with me. I have no idea if Anderson will close. My best guess is Pagan, Anderson, Chaz Roe (save yesterday) and maybe even Castillo will share duties.  Jarlin “the Marlin” Garcia could be the new Marlins’ closer, but that’s far from a guarantee. I also like Jose Quijada, though he sounds like Brazilian agita, so maybe I’m overestimating that. There’s also Tayron Guerrero. Sweet sassy molassy!

Trevor Richards – Traded to the Rays. As bad of an organization the Marlins are and their endless infinity loop of rebuilding, the Rays are their polar opposite.  Oddly enough, they have the same number of fans who show up at games wearing Yankees shirseys. Richards is a step down from Gallen, and too reliant on his change, but he could easily be a great stretch-run arm, and might benefit greatly from an Opener, since his ERA balloons to 9.67 late in the game. Still likely a Streamonator call in shallower leagues, but this is a solid uptick in value.

Jesus Aguilar – Traded to the Rays.  What are platoons?  Cash-nip.  Rays’ manager, Kevin Cash can’t get enough of them. Now the Rays have a 4-man 1B/DH platoon. Could Tampa be the home of 27 local-area Hooters and where Jesus rises from the ashes? Hey, if Asher Wojensoabfsd8wski can rise from the ashes, anything is possible. Would I bet on Aguilar? Meh, maybe if you’re desperate. Feels still like a 15-team mixed league or deeper guy who you need to platoon.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, as he was activated from the IL. As Kiermaier’s fantasy owners will tell you, Kiermaier can’t go to the IL unless he’s off the IL, so it was inevitable.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Is it April again? I kid. (A little.)

Jacob Faria – Traded to the Brewers. I mention this on the radio yesterday, since I was on there right when the trade happened, but the Brewers should be ashamed at what they’ve managed to turn Domingo Santana and Aguilar into. They obviously had a rotation weakness and they sat on bats for way too long. As for Faria, I’m not sure he even cracks the rotation above such also-rans as Jordan Lyles.  And, yes, I know Lyles pitched well yesterday for him. Underline “for him” and put stars around it.

Trent Grisham – Being called up. Look at the big brain on Prospect Mike featuring him just yesterday in his Trent Grisham fantasy. The Brewers said Grisham will start on Thursday, which I guess means Braun goes to 1st base, and Shaw/Thames work off the bench. The Brewers’ track record of just playing prospects isn’t great, so I’m cautiously optimistic, but as PM pointed out, Grisham has done more than enough for the promotion, and I’m adding him in all leagues where I need some yum. His Triple-A numbers 13 HRs, 6 SBs, .381 in 34 games.

Drew Pomeranz – Traded to the Brewers. This is a significant deal for the Brewers because their ace is a guy the Yanks released in April. This is terrible for Pomeranz’s fantasy value, if Pomeranz had fantasy value.

Tanner Roark – Traded to the A’s. Mr. Roark, will make all your fantasies come true, especially in that spacious park. Hitters can tattoo the ball (see what I did? No? Okay.) and it goes nowhere.  Great uptick in value for Roark, who was surprisingly decent, even in Great American. Love this trade for A’s and Roark. Of course, in shallower mixed leagues, he’s likely still a waiver wire guy, outside of home matchups, per the Streamonator.

Luke Voit – With so much happening with the trade deadline (for all teams except the Yankees), I failed to mention Voit hurt his gooplagacks on Monday and is now on the IL with a hernia injury. I saw someone mention Greg Bird yesterday as a possible replacement. He’s currently doing workouts with Jed Lowrie.  Edwin Encarnacion or DJ will work as the new Yankees’ 1B.

Corey Dickerson – Traded to the Phils. Sorta pisses me off that the Phils don’t give Adam Haseley a legit shot. His offense is not what is holding back the Phils. But like a pornographic nursery rhyme, the Phils C-Dick and want him. Dickerson will platoon in left with everyone (they have, like, six left fielders), and this hurts Maikel Franco too, because it pushes Kingery to the infield.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), it could hurt Kingery too. ADHD in adults is brought on by having too many options, so this is going to make Gabe Kapler a hummingbird.

Mark Melancon – Traded to the Braves. Braves saved $120 million on Albies, so they decided to take on Melancon’s contract.

Shane Greene – Traded to the Braves. The Braves addressed their bullpen like I address what I want to watch on Netflix.  I watch fifteen minutes of something, decide it’s garbage and switch the show.  “I think I wanna watch Luke Jackson…On second thought, think I’m gonna rewatch Stranger Things.” Greene will close and is going to bump Chris Martin down to setup, so the blurst of SAGNOF times. As for the Tigers, their new closer is Joe Jimenez. He has a 12.7 K/9 (awesome!), 5.05 ERA (cripes!) and a penchant for homers allowed (whee!).  I tried to add Jimenez in every league. For two months, he has plenty to succeed.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 35th homer.  Good news, Angels fans, your team went out and traded for Max Stassi. Finally, some protection for Trout!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer in five games, and 17th homer in his last three innings, and holy schmotatoes.  By the way, Adam Duvall was a .550 hitter in his Pee Wee league, so this is sustainable.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 6th steal, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Defrost Ted Williams’ head now! There’s no time to wait!  Ender is a scalding schmotato that you need to own.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  The Regression Fairies have legit forgotten about Soroka like Trevor Williams last year. Just wait until next year when Soroka has a 4.75 ERA and everyone’s like, “Wha’ happened?”

Juan Soto – 2-for-3 and his 20th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .289.  Sexy Dr. Pepper won’t kick the can down the road, he got this.

Daniel Hudson – Traded to the Nats. ..and my vice grip on Hudson loosens and I grabbed Biagini. Or to paraphrase The Producers, “Biagini’s stock go boom! Biagini’s stock go boom!” Then the no-holed Biagini was traded too.  Lowercase yay!

Roenis Elias – Traded to the Nats. For a closer, I’d guess Mariners turn to strychnine–excuse me, Strickland–Wait, Hunter Strickland was traded to the Nats too. Left to close games for the Mariners is an ellipsis.  Maybe they will turn to strychnine after all. Perhaps they can call Anthony Bass or Cory Gearrin on for the Strychninth.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.00. Doolittle is still the closer, even though they acquired the Mariners’ bullpen (Elias, Strickland) and Jays’ closer (Hudson). Is Doolittle’s leash shorter? Meh, I suppose, but, unless he’s hurt, it’s still a pretty, long retractable leash.

Justin Shafer – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.37, as he got his 1st save. Don’t be fooled by the new closer smell, Shafer was a closer in Triple-A, and a good one (1.88 ERA, 10.4 K/9). I grabbed Shafer in all leagues, where I could, and fully expect him to remain the closer.

Bo Bichette – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff.  May the force be with you, Boba Chette!

Yoan Moncada – Hit the IL with a hammy strain.  It’s a Grade 1 hammy strain, so figured at least a few weeks are bacon’d into his IL time.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.78 vs. Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.39. DeGrom or Giolito? Okay, dur. Obvi, deGrom, but for their value on draft day? C’mon.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Meant to mention the other day, Broxton was traded to the M’s from the O’s, jumping right over the N’s. At this point, Broxton appears to be a 4th outfielder for a normal, contending team, and an AL-Only bet, but I guess that could change.

Mike Minor – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.21.  Minor is obviously done trying to appear alluring to trade teams.

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and hitting near-.440 in the last week. With Gallo stomping grapes in Napa for a month, Calhoun could get some runway. You know I still like him, and may never stop (see Odor for further reading).

Jesse Chavez – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA ay 4.42 as he got the 1st post-Coldplay save. Wait until the Rangers hear that Leclerc wasn’t traded. It’s gonna blow their minds! So, I guess Chavez is the closer in lieu of Martin’s departure, but I can’t say I’m confident in that. More confident in it than the Rangers are of Leclerc, obviously.

Scooter Gennett – Traded to the Giants. Not sure you want a Scooter near Bumgarner. You have to admire the Giants’ commitment to addressing their hitting at the deadline. I’m using the word ‘admire’ wrong, aren’t I? Seeing Sandoval in front of Scooter in the Giants’ lineup has me envisioning one of those ‘large guys on a small bicycle’ photos. Is the Giants’ lineup auditioning for America’s Funniest Home Videos? Tell me true.  So, Scooter will get near-everyday at-bats, which helps, but he looks like he needs a whole offseason to fix himself, and moving to a terrible park won’t help.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75 vs. Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.40. This was a matchup billed as, “I trust these guys as far as I can throw them and I can benchpress 35 pounds.”  Streamonator has a modicum of interest in Samardzija’s next start, but I can only lift 35 pounds.

Josh VanMeter – 1-for-2, 1 run, and his 2nd steal, hitting .312. With the departure of Scooter, I’d guess VanMeter’s going to see more playing time, but Jose Peraza is still lurking like he’s Jose Tabata around cougars.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.68 vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 1.66.  Double sonavabench! Which is what I scream into the wind, as I stand on the ledge of this skyscraper. Stop trying to talk me down!  Never try to talk a lazy person off a ledge!  It’s easier to jump!  What’s that, Marquez left the game with cramping?! Move him under me for my jump!  Thanking…*screaming into the wind*…in…advance!

Dustin May – Being called up to start Friday. May looks like the bastard lovechild of Justin Turner and Gritty, so I guess that means they had him out of redlocks. Ralph and I talk about May on the last podcast. Rate and review on iTunes for a free comment answered! I adore NL West pitchers, especially when they’re not in Coors! Lots of good pitchers’ parks (besides Coors) and the Dodgers have no reason to not let May throw 40+ IP to rest other arms. He’s a high-command, solid-enough strikeouts guy. Think Stripling-ish. I grabbed him in a deeper mixed league, didn’t bother in a shallower one.

Jedd Gyorko – Traded to the Dodgers. Do the Dodgers need Gyorko? No, not technically, but if there ever was a guy who fit the David Freese does-nothing-all-year-then-hits-the-biggest-home-run-ever-in-the-playoffs mold, it would be Gyorko.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Might as well have left Lucchesi out there. Couldn’t have done worse than that.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

It was Wingenter today but I had Strahm blow a lead earlier in the week. To cap it off I have Yates too, who doesn’t get as much work as he used to as the entire rest of the Padres bullpen sucks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

Not sure it could have been more down the middle than if he’d walked up to home plate and used and X and Y axis and put it there.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

*an* X and Y axis

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Let’s get jiggy with it!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Khrush or Willie Calhoun?

Also, is Nick Anderson worth holding in 10-12 teamers? Looks like the 8th inning guy based on useage tonight.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

“Reddick had an eventful night. Between innings at one point before his ejection, he shaved his mustache.”

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Someone just dropped julio urias. Ten team head to head. I have 11 moves left for the season. The lower end of my pitching are Yarbrough, lamet, urquidy. If I should make the move…Do I use my #1 waiver spot for him or wait it out?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Flaherty’s 2nd half so far is rewarding your faith

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Which closer would you drop Giles, Raisel or Hendricks in a H2H category league. Also, would you add Dustin May, Smyly, A Wood, Roark, Matz, Urias or Kyle Gibson?

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
Hendricks or Garcia for saves
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
3 years ago

Sorry also drop VanMeter for
Castellanos

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Are we starting Lucchesi?

EB
EB
3 years ago

Well no go on Flaherty for Sanchez, from yesterdays conversation, so looks like Im holding him. Better move iyo, drop Laureano(dont have an IL spot) for Musgrove, Wood, Canning, Soler or Franmil(Not sure if Franmil is seen as a better bat than Soler now that he is in Clevelands lineup) also not sure if I need a bat or another starter more?

Current roster is below for 10 team HTH QS and OBP:
C /1B D’Arnaud
1B Freeman
2B/1B/3B Muncy
SS/2B/3B Baez
3B Ramirez
OF Yelich
OF Meadows
OF Buxton
UTIL Domingo
UTIL Correa
UTIL SS T. Anderson
Bench OF Laureano(no IL spot)
Bench C Sanchez(no IL spot)

SP Buehler
SP Soroka
SP Clevinger
RP Diaz
RP I.Kennedy
RP C.Martinez
RP Isglesias
RP K.Jansen
SP E Rod
SP Sonny Gray
SP M.Boyd
IL SP Kluber
IL SP Woodruff

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
3 years ago

In second place in a 12-team 6×6 roto keeper league (can keep 10) with QS and OPS and trying to make a run at first. Was offered JoRam ($23 keeper), Correa ($33 keeper), Stroman ($20) for my Tatis ($4). I know you don’t like Correa or JoRam but this is a pretty big haul. Here’s the rest of my team:

C- Sanchez
1- Freddie
2- Muncy/Villar
3- Nolan
SS- Mondesi
OFs- Khrush, Springer, Cooper/Kingery
U(2)- Goldschmidt, Tatis
SPs- deGrom, Castillo, Giolito, Strasburg, Ray, Wheeler, Gallen
RPs- Kenley, Osuna
BN- Reynolds, Alex Young

He said he would also throw in Kluber if I throw in Isan Diaz (we roster 5 minor league guys).

JoRam has been on fire. Should I take either deal you think? Thanks as always!

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
Reply to  Random Collmenter
3 years ago

Btw the categories I need most of are AVG, OPS, W, WHIP, and QS…

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

10 team H2H with OBP and QS and limited season moves

1) Best DL stash (dropping Taillon): Haniger, Carrasco, Stripling, S Kelley

2) Hold Leclerc or drop for: Jimenez, Workman, A Bradley, Treinen, Shafer

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

I currently have N.Anderson and LeClerc. Shafer and Jimenez are available. Should I make a move?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If you were to just grab one, which would it be and for whom?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Which of these 3 do you like best for tommorow?
Gausman vs cin
Matz @Pit
Vargas vsCWS
Also would you start Paxton vs BOS or EdRod @NYY?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ha. Thanks Grey

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Salazar hasn’t topped 88 and is sitting around 86 or so. I must confess, it’s kinda sad.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh dear. I grabbed him in the hopes of looking like a genius. I guess not.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Wasn’t he a hard thrower before? I guess poor control can play if you’re at 96-98. 86-88 not so much.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

didn’t they notice stuff like that in his rehab outings?

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Was offered Robbie ray and Justin upton or Marcus stroman and Jon gray for David Dahl

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Paul
3 years ago

Never mind Gray was traded… but I guess I can do ray or stroman for Dahl or just hold Dahl

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

In a 10 team , 6×6 H2H league that uses OBP and you can keep 5 players forever. Which side wins?

Trout, Trea Turner, 3rd round pick in 2020

Baez, Tatis, 1st round pick in 2020?

Thanks!

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
3 years ago

10 team NL only 5×5, ROS Castellanos or AJPollock?

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

ATL coach just announced it for sure is soylent greene closing.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah everybody assumed exactly this, good to see evidence (some, it’s not as if a coach’s word is just as good as results being shown) of it though, could always have gone in other ways (martin, melancon)

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Both?

Walt
Walt
3 years ago

Kinda puzzled by your stance on Urquidy. Prior to yesterday we were viewing him as a reliable option going forward. Are you done with him as of now because of the Sanchez trade, or was his start yesterday evidence that he’s nothing more than a streamer?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Walt
3 years ago

was probably near streamer for 12’ers before that last start, for now HOU isn’t announcing even who the 5th starter even is. AAron has been really bad for a long time though, and looking weeks forward i’d think armentaros or peacock are bigger risks to his starts than AAron.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Redraft. Eloy has become useless. Available FAs are Buxton, Christin Walker, and Braun. Who should I pick up?I

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Please rank the following in roto:

Dahl
Buxton
L.Gurriel
Kingery
Eloy

Thanks!

Jason Blumberg
Jason Blumberg
3 years ago

Grey,

Should I deal MadBum for Matt Olson or Vogelbach? … or netiehr

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
3 years ago

we really believing urquidy is out of a job now, depthcharts still shows HOU doesn’t have a 5th SP yet, even with greinke in there, at least until peacock is back.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Any point in hanging on to Cease in seasonals?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

streamer from his SON numbers (and performances thus far)

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- I completely agree on your Shafer take. Giles has one more year of arbitration next year and then he’s a free agent in 2021. There’s no way he pitches unless he feels he’s 100%. He’s not going to risk his largest payday (most likely of his career). Blue Jays have no incentive either risking injury. It would be odd if he came back.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

Sam Dyson thanks for making the save chance so difficult her for rodgers. That’s the last time baldelli will call on dyson in the 9th at least there’s that.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

Yeah, I didn’t need that Pineda win or anything. Inexcusably bad to not be able to retire 3 of Granderson, Prado, Berti, Anderson, or Walker without relinquishing the lead.

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Dyson getting right to work on letting the team down on his first day in the new office. Yuck!

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Aaron Sanchez seems like a project that houston can turn into a nice option as a starter. Not sure if they can pull it off over the next 2 months. I know you arent high on him but would you speculate on him becoming a viable option in a 12 team league? His k/9 at 7.4 has room for improvement. Houston seems to have worked their magic with others. Sanchez does have pedigree if that means anything.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

they’d probably still want urquidy starting over that dude. he’s at least got upside. this isn’t like AAron came out of the searage flytrap (like cole did)

Slimbo
Slimbo
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

Hey boss

Is it safe to cut woodruff in a redraft?

Thanks

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
3 years ago

same as above, but it’s AL only 10 team h2h and i have 43 left total, the bids are so far:
greinke (2 guys bidding their full 100’s)
puig: 45, 2nd 40
franmil 20, 2nd bid 15 (i’d drop grichuk if i could win franmil)
romo 15, 2nd 9
roark 10, no 2nd yet

i have:
C jansen
1B thaiss (adames and drury added recently by others)
2B altuve
SS villar (2B)
3B vlad
MI odor
CI dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
OF (4) mercado, upton, k.davis, pence
util (1) otani (hitter only)
BN grichuk
DL: gallo
SP: yarbrough, pena, paxton, duffy, minor, porcello, gibson, ed-rod
RP (4) bass (able to nab just now), shaefer (same), barnes, buttrey
DL: pressly
NA (1) manning

roark a good enough upgrade on porcello (or pena maybe) to try to win, as it’ll be hard to try to win both of franmil and roark with my 43 total left.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Mr. A Knife
3 years ago

franmil just went up to 40 (the guy bidding that has 100 left too), so looks like roark is the attempt now.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah porcello has been gutter trash in 6/7th of his starts going back to june 23rd. the guy that took franmil to 40 is also trying for puig with his 100, and romo at 15 so he might drop out if i put my 43 on franmil (maybe not though as his puig competition can destroy his budget more than me). thinking roark is a bigger need for me here (esp since gallo would be back later anyway) than framil? i’ve been in 1-3 all year and am likely to make playoffs.

callmeeljefe
callmeeljefe
3 years ago

Points league H2H question:
Trade Arenado for Suarez, Wheeler, Eaton?
Pitching is supreme in this format but hard parting ways with Arenado even with him struggling of late.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
3 years ago

NL only trade deadline bids are due in just over 24 hours, so far:
bauer (95, 2nd place 90, this’ll get up to full 100 max bid almost for sure)
castellanos 45, 2nd bid 40
strickland 15, no 2nd bid
greene 30, 25 2nd
stroman 78, 65 2nd
holds added here, i was able to drop riley for grisham just now, later i’ll have bruce back anyway, and added camargo lately. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added, QS over wins.
C wieters
1B freeman
2B wong
SS newman
3B camargo (SS/OF)
MI edman (2B/3B/SS)
CI mcneil (2B/3B/OF)
OF (4) harper, rhysus (1B), conforto, dyson
util (1) grisham (OF)
BN adams (1B/OF)
DL: bruce, molina, kike
SP: gallen, stressbird, V2, matz, lester, lucchesi, wainwrong, castillo
RP (4): urias, baez, jarlin (just dropped n.anderson so he’s no longer addable), hirano
sure looks like with my last 55 i’m best off going for greene with as much as it takes, maybe getting c.martin for far cheaper if i can’t win greene (if we’re that sure greene is the closer at ATL and not c.martin). who’s my drop (hirano maybe, but maybe he’s closing too now) for greene if i can win him. this team’s only weakness all year is saves.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 years ago

Oh great Grey,

please pick 3 of these OF’s for ros head-2-head league:

Bruce, Castellanos, Desmond, Duval, Ender, O’Neill, Pollack

Thanks

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Cooper or Sano ROS?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Thoughts on the recent Darvish resurgence? Buying or mehing?

Also, who do you hold out of Nick Anderson or Lorenzen

Thanks

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
3 years ago

Polanco or Kingery?

donnie baseball
donnie baseball
3 years ago

Stroman or Paddack for next year (dynasty/keeper format)?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey,

Is Sale someone you are trying to acquire? I can maybe move kimbrell who has a cheap keeper value for him to an owner out of contention.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I am trying to acquire Mad-Bum. I offered him Justin turner and Luis Urias.
What are your thoughts on it?
Fair?
Too much?
Not Enough?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey

He countered with Justin Turner and Corey Seager for Mad Bum. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

i turned it down

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

10 team head to head

Bench bat – who is my drop ? Need to make room for IL slot
C realmuto
1B abreu
2B DJ/ Y. Gurriel
3b bregman
Ss bogaerts
Of jd
Of Soto
Of kepler
Util rendon, h. Dozier
Bench – Hicks , Franmil, Domingo, Mallex Smith (play a few days a week to grab a steal)

Thanks

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Grey, DT and crew.

In a 5×5 auction keeper 14 team mixed.
Got an offer from an out of it and building for next season team today. ( I am neck and neck for the top and going for it )
They offered me Story ( a two month rental )
for either Escobar ( $7 next season ) and Either L Gurriel Jr. or Meadows ( both are $9 next season ) . I have Wille Calhoun on the bench to replace the OF spot.
I am inclined to take Story, unless you think I should hold. I suppose my question is, which is the better of the two deals, should I keep Gurriel Jr. or Meadows.

As always thanks in advance.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Have to drop someone to activate Salazar. Have 4 bench bats. Assuming pitching and hitting are of equal strength, who would you drop: Justin Upton, Lorenzo Cain or Jose Quintana?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

15 team roto dynasty with contracts (here those aren’t relevant though), OPS, QS added. saves and holds for the RP over just saves.
C vaz
1B desmond (LF/CF)
2B hiura
SS baez (2B)
3B bregman (SS)
LF yordan
CF kingery (3B/SS)
RF judge
util (2) mcneil (3B/LF/2B)
cooper (1B/RF)
DL: laureano, cron, stanton
NA (10): lowe, lux, edwards, brujan, a.gimenez
with lowe being demoted and laureano hurt got 2 adds to make out of: mazouza, duvall, the other a.nola, fatt adams, seager (the older one), leura garcia (maybe could use steals with laureano out)

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, been hit with some injuries and I need to pick up a bat for my struggling offense. 12-teamer 5×5 roto, the waiver wire is looking ugly. No specific category need or position, just looking for overall value. any 1 or 2 guys from this list that stand out as must adds over the other listed guys? Marwin, Winker, Urshela, K Calhoun, Al Gordon, D Peralta, Verdugo

Big Timmy
Big Timmy
3 years ago

Musgrove or Reynaldo Lopez ROS?

Thanks

Tacos Y Burritos
Tacos Y Burritos
3 years ago

Grey! Please rank the following 6×6 OPS:
Grisham, Eloy, Duvall
Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Thoughts on the recent Darvish resurgence? Buying or mehing?

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Hi Grey :::

Dynasty pitching team

Pitchers :
Domingo “my best P” German
Giolito
Lucchesi
Roark
Yarbrought (surprisingly good overall stats !)
Trevor Williams
youngster Yamamoto + Urquidy
RP : Dropped Giles for Hudson !!
Hansel Robles ++SV
Nick Goody for Holds

added Hudson yesterday ,,, so what’s his value now in long relifeF? better add Shafer ?

Question 1: how can i improve long term?
i can get : Steven Matz / Ivan Nova / Jakob Junis / (Armenteros?)
RP : Lugo / Andrew Miller /Diekman / Shafer … other SAGNOFs Pagan, Leclerc…

Question 2: is Tim Anderson a keep ? i have Lindor and Lourdes Gurriel @ SS
Question 3: i was offered Snell + Encarnacion + Joc for … my Pete ALonso … ! i have Abreu @ 1B .. Snell would be a great add for next year … but loosing Pete for E5 in Dynasty
Question 4: what is becoming Keynan Middleton,, !? i heavily invested on him last year

thanks for your great answers

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1. Shafer over Hudson –> OK
3. Snell side is good but i’d need to drop 2 players, maybe 3 to activate Tim Anderson !
+ i have no need for Joc as i have Acuña / JDMart/ Castellanos/ Gurriel /KDavis OF
i’d rather try to get Alex Young instead?
then WHO are the droppable pitchers,,, ? Yamamoto + Trevor + Urquidy?
4. no real news on him after more than a year ,,, would he come back next season?

Mike
3 years ago

That Gallen trade really surprised me. Dude on TV was gushing over Jazz but I don’t know, Gallen looks like the real deal.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

Richards is also a solid 4th or 5th MLB starter and they moved him as well.

C
C
3 years ago

Yo Grey – trade follow up, 12-team 6×6. Which side you like better (I am punting saves ROS)

Bellinger and Hader

Bryant and G. Cole

Ty
Ty
3 years ago

What up G money. Minor and the regression fairy’s have been partying. Do you think he balances out or would you drop him for Pineda. Is Pineda this good or is he due to come back to earth himself. 12 team mixed roto

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks chief

C
C
3 years ago

Great writeup, Grey! What kind of bat should I target for Hader in a 6×6 12-team?

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
3 years ago

How did Taylor Rogers not get credit for a save last night? Came in with one out in the 9th up by three runs and got the last two outs..

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
3 years ago

He had to pitch one full inning with a lead of 3 runs or less. Or had to come in and get less than 3 outs with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck.

T Cole Anderson
T Cole Anderson
3 years ago

12 team H2H 2 keepers -1 SO league (all other scoring cats are standard)
Which catcher ROS Garver or d’Arnaud picke dup d’Arnaud this week for next week but nervous about his playing time if he is not in at catcher.

Want to drop one of these for Bichette

Dougie
Dougie
3 years ago

In a 12 team H2H with up to 3 keepers, is a healthy Ohtani a top 36 draft pick next year and worth trading Paddack for to a team that Won’t make the playoffs?

Dougie
Dougie
Reply to  Dougie
3 years ago

I mean, the team I’d be making the trade with won’t make the playoffs.
My thought is that I get a potential keeper for next year from a pitcher who’s value is likely to diminish as h2h playoffs come around.
Thoughts?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Read your comments including the questions that came in about urquidy. Do you think he keeps the 5th starter job in Houston? He has a 3.9 fip, 3.9% bb rate, 9.4 k/9 but only a 64% strand rate. Those numbers play for me in my league especially if that strand rate reverts back to the league average number of 72%. Yesterday was not a good start but I’m in a deeper league so a starter on Houston is worth owning. Thanks

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

15 team roto keeper with QS – I’m currently in 4th, gunning for top 3 – I have a feel deals on the table but they sum to the following:

I give:

JD
Luis Castillo
Kingery
Romo
Nick Anderson
Dylan Cease

I get:

Syndegaard
Darvish
Shane Greene
Dahl
Buxton
Mikolas

Bueno or malo?

My egg is fried – gracias los Grey

Dread Pirate Roberts
Dread Pirate Roberts
3 years ago

12 team H2H categories with OBP. Rest of season (position doesn’t matter and just looking for best overall value – realizing each provides different category help):
Willie Calhoun
Ended Inciarte
Ian Desmond
Manny Margot

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

Do you prefer Shafer over Bass for Saves? Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Please rank these closers. Shafer, Bradley, Jimenez. Thanks.

Smitty
3 years ago

Strict 20 year rebuild! That is great! Hey I solved my Marquez anxiety and traded the unpredictable phebomb (for D. Gregorius) No more cliffs for me, I’m free!!!

Will
Will
3 years ago

Some jackhole in basically last place in our league just traded A Chapman and Greinke to the team in 1st place for W Franco and M Boyd. How would you rate that trade, anti-competitive or no? I get that Franco may end up being a stud but for the current season it sure helps the leader.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, and our league has free protections for players never activated so guys do stockpile prospects and/or freebies.

I want to play fantasy baseball against Derek Jeter. What’s he thinking trading away Zac Gallen?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Will
3 years ago

gonna be the same thing if/when STL doesn’t resign ozuna, gallen the biggest part of that one. he was only healthy for about what half of this season so far out of the 1.66 or so seasons they’ve owned him.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Will
3 years ago

He should get together with Stearns from Milwaukee

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Titles last two days have been fantastic.

Got stuck with Arrieta in a deadline trade. Running him out there today since he’s going, but who you like best as long term replacement

Stroman
Marquez
Yarborough
Ed Rod

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Bahama Rudy > USA Rudy

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For Dred.

My one day owning Arrieta seems about right. 2 baserunners through 4 innings and a 9-0 lead and gets pulled after an error and two hits in the 5th at 74 pitches. Come on Gabe!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

saves only, lost c.martin to ATL not saves. add which order of: bass, jarlin?

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

I have an open roster spot in vacuum ranking the pick ups: Smyly, T. Richards, Van Meter, Yaz, Canha? 6×6 OPS, QS

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 years ago

The waiver wire in my daily transaction leagues were bonkers yesterday. Pitcher after pitcher after pitcher added/dropped. Then there were the managers that were late to the party or couldn’t keep up so they were picking guys out of a hat (and sometimes dropped useful players in the process). I even got a salty email from a guy in last place who missed out.

But the strangest thing to me- isn’t really good, young starting pitching the holy grail for clubs? The Marlins just traded away Gallen for not a lot and I’m dumbfounded. I’m not a Marlins fan, but I feel like if they made it widely known that Gallen was available, there would be 25+ clubs salivating. What are they doing? And how did all the other clubs fall asleep at the wheel there? It was the Diamondbacks that got him! Ha! Baseball.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Inciarte, Duvall or T Anderson

10T 5×5 redraft daily, UTIL

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Yu at home vs Mil or
Smyly at home vs WSox?

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

Greg Bird… lol, puhhhleazeeeee

what u know about hernia injuries anyways? they are a bit difficult to forecast was my preconceived notion–not sure if true. Google says 4-6 weeks!

That Cruz trade for Carlos Santana and CMART was a good call!!

Assume u think Ender is more than just a schmotato??

All the movement of these shite relievers is enough to make your head spin!

later!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Plesac didn’t do us any favors last night, while my opponent had Hendricks and Samardzija!

Mismanaging my team this week like mo-ron. Need a big weekend! Yelich and Judge can hit 12 homers in 3-4 games right?!?

Got Woj going today. Turnaround starts now! *sweating*

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
3 years ago

Grey — thanks for the notes on the Brewers pitching. The boy wonder sat on his hands all off season — think of the return Jesus A. would have brought in an off season trade. Gamel is fine, but no Domingo 4sure.

Boy wonder is still learning on the job. Sad.

I long for the days of Wade Miley. BTW, why the hell did Stearns not resign him?
Davies, Chase Anderson, Gio, etc – all nice #4 or 5 starters–and that’s all the Brewers have.

A Ric Flair Wooooooooo — hot air venting here. Lyles, Pom, and Faria……Go Bucks

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Roark or Manaea ROS?
Thanks!

KCC26
KCC26
3 years ago

Need an IL replacement for Laureano in a 12 team mixed. Picked up Biggio for this weekends series @baltimore. Good, or do you prefer Inciarte or Dickerson?

Marti
Marti
3 years ago

N/L only league. I have the 3rd waiver pickup this week. Could you rank the American players that were traded to the national league.. ie bauer stroman leake castellanos shane greene. MyN/L league is a keeper aucstion league so wondering also do you think trent grisham could be an everyday player for brewers next year

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

12-team 5×5 roto. Rather have Renfroe or K Calhoun ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Is Kingery worth holding through this slump or should I swap out for Senzel or Sano?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Well, I’m glad I’ve stuck it out with Marquez. I kinda sensed he’d do this if I benched him. I guess you were the sacrificial lamb. Sonehow I got 20 IP yesterday with 0 ER and 28k in our Razzball DC. Thats gotta easily be my best pitching day of the year to date. Lets see, that brings Marquez 11ER start down to about 5.63 ERA… yay.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I guess it could only be worse if you had Wade Davis plugged in as your RP.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Better 2-start option for next week in 12-team 5×5 roto:

Porcello – VS KC / VS LAA
Arrieta – @ ARI / @ SF
Plesac – VS TEX / @ MIN (berrios)

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

From what I’m hearing Castellanos is going to play RF and Heyward is going to move over to CF with Almora Jr. coming off the bench. Castellanos is decent vs. LHP (.300 career BA) and to help out against LA in the playoffs.

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

Large trade offer in a 10-team H2H keeper during a rebuild year. Which side?

A. Benintendi/Severino/Gallen/Kieboom/Sixto Sanchez/Kyle Tucker
B. Luis Castillo/Paddack/Yandy Diaz/Wander Franco/Alex Reyes

Thank you!

Tim Anderson Project
Tim Anderson Project
Reply to  Jason
3 years ago

Side A for me and not close, or even same planet close for me.

Rebuild or not, those are all pretty young players with high ceilings.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Would you want Schafer over Bradley? Have you heard anything definite on Giles? Do you like Samardzija from here on out? Thanks!

Dougie
Dougie
3 years ago

Exceptional, Grey!
Would you you take inciarte or Grisham over polock or Duvall?