“We’re going to put all Graveman talk to rest, forever ever, amen. Bow your heads. Please. You with your head half-bowed…you have a crick in your neck? Okay, fine. Here lies the Graveman talk. He was a great teammate, we were told. You know who’s also a great teammate? A guy who is hitting home runs every game and helping your stupid asses win! Okay, you can raise your heads and go get some herring.” Yesterday, Abraham Toro went 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and his 5th homer in last seven games. He was re-christened Vigoda because his first name is Abe and his last name is a fish. It makes sense if you know Barney Miller. In all sincerity, I almost made Toro the lede buy this week, which will be available on our Patreon later today. Also, I’m starting to think Toro might be on my early list of 2022 sleepers. This is Splash and I’ve fallen in love with a fish. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games. So, you’re telling me the top prospect for fantasy isn’t bad because he had a terrible three weeks? Hmm, that can’t be. Don’t lie to me with your pretty eyes!

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.89. Making me want to sing a’la Lisa Loeb, “Yusei…” Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, though, and I agree. By the way, how well has Lisa Loeb held up? Rawr, Cougs, leave me alone with those commercials.

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Randy, Adam Duvall and Austin Riley just sharing a body like Vice Versa, and passing around their hotness. Few games ago, it was Riley’s torso carrying the hotness; now it’s Randy’s hands; you’re up next, Duvall’s forearms.

Dietrich Enns – Was called up by the Rays to eat innings. This year’s final two months is going to be all teams employing a Long Reliever Name Generator to eat innings. “Here comes Jasper Curlins for the O’s to try to get the team from the 3rd inning to the 7th.”

Luis Gil – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his major league debut. Only 12 starters this year have recorded a strikeout on a pitch that was both 98+ MPH and 2500+ RPM. One pitcher did it yesterday: Gil. The guy he replaced leads the majors doing it 27 times. You might heard of him, Gerrit Cole. You haven’t? Did you think this was a fantasy site discussing the Lord of the Rings’ trilogy? Yeah, you’re not the first, my precious. Maybe I should stop calling everyone my precious. And stop talking about Precious, the 2009 coming-of-age film. Any hoo! Gil was sent back down after the game, but I will be monocle’ing him.

Jordan Montgomery – Hit the Covid IL. Damn, Gerrit Colevid is a superspreader.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .253. Only trailing the 175-pound-soaking-wet Cesar Hernandez by one homer! If this is a nail biter for Giancarlo, then the nail he bites off is bigger than Cesar.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. The Yanks beating up on the O’s like the Yanks should beat up on the O’s but haven’t beat up on the O’s.

Jacob deGrom – Said he’s confident he will pitch again this year. Damn, that’s the kind of thing a Mets player says right before he needs season-ending surgery.

Taijuan Walker – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86, and has given up 20 runs in his last 15 IP. The Regression Fairies are clingy as f*ck. If the Mets were in a better situation with their rotation, I’d guess Walker would already have an Ineffective List stint. That doesn’t mean you need to hold him.

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he played left field. Not sure why that is funny to me, but maybe it’s because I saw him play left field.

Alex Jackson – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he catches with Alfaro in left. Not much here yet in shallower leagues, but a new catcher coming into the league is big for NL-Only.

Jazz Chisholm – Hit the Covid IL. Must be nearing football season because we are spiking! Nice! High five me! Yes! No? Okay. By the way, go give Donkey Teeth crap over at our fantasy football sister site. Hehe, sister.

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. Oh my God, Hilliard’s happening and it’s freaking me out!!!

Ian Happ – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .179, and he hit another homer last week. Ian’s not Happ-ening. At least not yet.

Nick CastellanosReds’ manager Ding Dong Bell said Castellanos won’t be activated on Tuesday. Yeah, no kidding, Ding Dong. That dude is such a Ding Dong that other Ding Dongs ring him up and ask him to stop being a Ding Dong because it’s giving Ding Dongs a bad name.

Jonathan India – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 11th homer, and three homers in the last four games. India putting the bomb in Bombay.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .175. He’s so wildly overdue for a 10+ homer month. That’s it, that’s the blurb.

Heath Hembree – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.40, as he blew the save. Heath really knows how to let the other team Skor!

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.65 vs. Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86. There was only one T. Mahle, but they both gave me indigestion.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Due to putting an L in clocking out, he’s barely played 50 games this year, but his home run pace is just about as good as it was in 2019. Then 31 HRs in 93 games, this year around a 25-homer pace, if he had played, which he didn’t.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.58 and his 3rd save. The big-name offseason closer acquisition by the Twins coming through! Only took them going through five other closers first, including *chuckles* Hansel Robles.

Andy Ibanez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .230. The Rangers’ lineup from 5-hole to the 8-hole: Andy, Peters, Terry, White. Sounds like a Bravo reunion show.

Jo Adell – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st steal. Oh, and a walk and no strikeouts. *slowly looks around* Is anyone else seeing this?

Jean Segura – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. I will now call him Jeanilla. See video for explanation.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. Also, in this game, Jerry Tomato Realmuto (2-for-4) hit his 12th homer, and Ronald Torreyes (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer. That’s a lot in the air tonight for the Phils. *drum solo that makes me stand on my chair screaming in tears*

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .248. Bell goes ding…DONG! Too much? That’s not what she said.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.38. Try not to spend too much time on guys who are irrelevant for fantasy, but what were the Cards doing? Going out and getting Lester (and Happ) feels like a Trading Places bet. Did Mike Shildt bet the pitching coach a dollar that he couldn’t fix either of these starters?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. I was the one who told you to pick up Soler for about ten days straight, so don’t pretend I don’t like Soler. My only concern now is how does he fit into the playing time once Eddie Rosario shows up.

Adrian Houser – 6 1/3 IP, 0 hits, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.55. That’s just knowing how to pitch (then doing the opposite and it still working).

Willy Adames – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .260. He’ll be a 2022 sleeper. Unless he hits 11 more homers. 30 homers might be the death knell for sleeperiness. 29 homers won’t though. Not even joking. Something psychologically kicks in at 30.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. He hit the 4th leadoff homer across the majors last night, and the record is five. All five were hit by Rickey Henderson. Don’t ask how.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.24 vs. Sean Manaea – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.26. A pitcher that is good at home and bad in road games vs. a pitcher who is the inverse, and then they both do the inverse of that because:  Baseball.

Starling Marte – 3-for-4 and a slam (8) and legs (27). Damn, Marte’s got a lot of legses — legii? L’eggs? Use it in a sentence. “Went to the Marte to get some L’eggs, when I saw an older woman checking milk cartons for expirations dates, and I said, ‘Excuse me,’ and she said, ‘Oh, you think you’re Prince Charles?'”

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57. The top teams in the majors are going up against the worst teams and the worst teams are saying, “Call me daddy,” which sounds like a Lil Nas X song.

Lance McCullers Jr. – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.02 vs. Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.16. In front of MLB’s biggest crowd of the season, the Dodgers hosted the Astros, and, to quote Randy Newman, “I love LA.” LA gets a bad rap for showing up late to games, and only being there to get a look-see at Magic Johnson, and talking about the time they were at a car wash where Corey Feldman was working a squeegee, and leaving early for a meeting with their agent but LA is actually a badass sports town. Cody Bellinger still sucks though.

Adalberto Mondesi – Began a minor league rehab assignment, which puts his timetable for his next injury at August 17th.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.92. It’s so obvious Cease is having one of those flaky type years where he’s “I am Batman” one start and “I am Jack Frost” another start, which leads to next year where he is an ace for the majority of the year, and the last year we can draft him at a reasonable price.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .301. Gonna guess his BABIP is .356, and now I’m gonna look… *claps hands* Mom jeans says wine o’clock! He’s at .367. Prettttttay, prettttttttay close.

Andrew Vaughn – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer. Where’s he going next year? 225th overall? Prolly, unless he pulls some stupid Arozarena-in-the-playoffs shizz. Please, don’t pull any Arozarena-in-the-playoffs shizz.

Matt Barnes – Hit the Covid IL without testing positive, so that means I haven’t the faintest idea. Good luck, feel better, Adam Ottavino is his fill-in.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Cavan Biggio – Hit the IL with back and neck discomfort. He injured himself craning his neck back into the catcher’s mitt as he was called out on strikes.

Zach Plesac – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.64. Can we talk about how awful Plesac’s been? *sees him on one of my teams* Actually, I prefer we didn’t.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .277. Springer’s played for, like, five weeks and is three hundred spots above Cody Bellinger on the Player Rater. Someone shove me in front of traffic. No, seriously, Springer is doing exactly what he always does. Cody Bellinger? He’s doing what a no-hit middle infielder would do. Gonna start calling him Cody Belanger.

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rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Kittredge, Sewald or Clippard?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

empty the clip

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you lose Wander Franco and/or Moncada for Adell, Rainey Tapia or Rhys Hoskins? It’s a redraft category league

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Is Bednar just not going to get a chance to close? Would you rather have Clippard?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Are you kidding me? I benched Duran and Olivares because I needed RBIs and HRS, and guess what they just did?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Grey, Megill and Wacha’s blowups may have put the nail in my coffin this fantasy season. We’ll see…

How do you feel about JD Davis being benched frequently now? Stick with him or go with Toro, Farmer, or Flores?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Nvm it’s Giolito’s blowup that gets me.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Grey, I’ll throw some bad closers names in a hat and please reach in and pick one out for me!
Hembree
Clippard
Floro
Patton
Colome

john
john
1 year ago

H2H Yahoo. 12 team. Keeper.

Dropped Biggio. Because he upsets me.

Have some maneuver space on positions (need C, 2B, or SS). Should I grab Soler, Toro, Straw, or Happ?

john
john
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Little bit of everything. But might don’t need the Ks Soler brings.

Kiner-Falefa
Rizzo
2B
Vladito
C. Taylor
Renfroe
Mullins
Walsh (please come back soon)
Ohtani
IL: sad stories like Acuna

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Is Carter Kieboom finally happening? I don’t want to get hurt again.

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Which side do you like a 16-team OPS keeper:

Gausman and McMahon or K.Tucker?

Fair?

Thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Springer bomb in the first again tonight. That’s 13 HR in 38 games. Dude is on fire.

Cody may have ruined his shoulder being an idiot and cost himself millions. At least Yelich got injured trying to make a play.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick one?
Plesac home vs Det or
Kim home vs KC

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

hey kind sir which catcher is best for OBP league ros Gary Stassi or Garver… im guessing Garver but Stassi is hunky too

thanks

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey
6×6 OPS, keep for two more years, who do I keep? Matt Chapman at $22 or Toro at $10/$15 escalating contract per year?
Thanks.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Wow, just noticed Suter has 10 wins. What a difference that could have made to some of my teams.

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

and 6 for Devin Williams, who wasn’t even good the first month. This is why I am not getting wins from Woodruff and Burnes!!

Tigres
Tigres
1 year ago

Grey! Who’s my drop for when Moose Tacos is activated? Blackmon, Aguilar, Adam Frazier or B Anderson. Need runs and HR most, in OBP league. As the white sox used to say, Danks You!

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Sup Grey,
Which bat would you go with tonight?
Bellinger (Home) vs. Odorizzi
K. Marte (Home) vs Gausman

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one of the following. who gets cut?

duran
houck
ynoa

thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Keep forever – $9 Alonso or $14 Bellinger? Close or nah? Obp ops league fwiw. Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Would you trade Trout for Wander in a forever keeper league?

Also, Bellinger dropped to 8th tonight. Make it stop.

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
1 year ago

Grey,

I’ve got under 20 moves left for ROS. 12 team roto w/keepers. I’m in 1st, but it’s close.

My staff: Yu, L Castillo, Ryu, Nola, Jon Gray, Odorizzi, Detmers, Daniel Lynch, Josiah Gray
RPs: Diego Castillo, Tyler Rogers, Finnegan

I think I may need another “closer” to keep pace in SV. Who to drop for Lorenzen?

Separately, would you drop another SP for Daulton Jefferies or Maeda or hold?

Thanks.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

LAA are officially the absolute worst if they weren’t considered it already as far as str up lying about injuries. years ago they pulled the worst one ever, calling g.richards “dehydrated” then 2.5 or so days later it’s finally called a torn elbow tendon. here we got them claiming rendon had a “hamstring strain” that kept never getting better (which they also didn’t go into details about why that would be), now it’s “needs hip surgery and out all year”. this certainly explains why he sucked so much, he was playing presumably the entire year with hip problems that needed surgery. if he actually gets this fixed he’ll be very cheap next year now that we have an actual reason why he sucked. also there was the whole “we don’t know how skaggs got the skag (i.e. opiates) that he OD’d on” (later and now there’s lawsuits out from the family trying to get paid blaming a training staffer/medical team person for having got that for him which he died from), can’t forget that one.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

it’s also possible he somehow picked up the hip injury while in minors rehabbing the “hamstring strain” but that sounds far more like the mess not the outright lies we know LAA engages in. wonder if trout has cancer or something (i’m only like 30% kidding).

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

over/under on how many more trout updates that read “delay on him coming back” for whatever mickey mouse b.s. 2 or more to be a fair line i’d think. also over/under on what date the real news comes out on what trout’s actually going through. that one is harder. i’ll go with
1. what appears to be a revelatory “update” like august 24th or something
then
2. in oct more real actual revelatory update that says really it was something else

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Really scratching my head on what is going on with Trout. What are we on, week #12 for a “calf strain”? There has to be something else at work here.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you have a theory? Or is it something you’d rather not publish. I mean you’re local to LA maybe there are whispers going around.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

i mean they called rendon’s hip problem a “hamstring strain” for like what 2 months or so now. we have no idea what trout’s really going through. i doubt grey had any inside info simply since he lives in LA (esp as LAA isn’t in LA anyway). we had no idea skaggs had a skag problem (i guess unless you were one of his dealers i’d suppose)

– in these things it’s always possible the local media might know something more than the rest of us, but it usually takes a while for that stuff to leak out.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

OK, thanks.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What if when Mike Rizzo flipped the coin that decided between resigning Rendon or Strasburg it landed on it’s edge?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
1 year ago

Hello Grey — please provide your take on Kenley Jansen ROS. I have decide between him and
Lee Trivino for a traditional mixed 5×5.

Thanks,

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
Assuming Gallen pitches poorly tonight
Would you drop him for Montas or Muller
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cool
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
1 year ago

Sorry
If Gallen does pitch well do you have the same answer

prognation
prognation
1 year ago

Greetings,
Some has offered me Charlie Blackmon for my Brandon Woodruff. Um, no thanks. Must think I’m a newb. However, what are your thoughts on counter-offer of his Blackmon and Bassitt, for Woodruff? Trade-Analyzer shows it close. Thanks.

Here comes the pizza
Here comes the pizza
1 year ago

What’s up Grey

Streaming Zach Thompson (v. NYM) tonight? Mets have been on a skid lately and Thompson has been solid so far.

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Spitzbreath…

Hahaha Uhhhhkay

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

2 questions…

1) Who is the first drop…Rowdy or Joc

2) Could you rank the drop order…Josiah Gray, Touki Toussaint, Tylor Megill, Ross Stripling

Thanks for your help!

jdred5
jdred5
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 roto. My team is in 7th place. Gaining 10 points would put me 3rd, which would be a huge win for a year in which I drafted a million bats I was sure would be good but weren’t. My pitching is good, my hitting is awful. My roster is:
C-Vazquez
1B-Abreu
2B-India
3B-Ramirez
SS-Moore (Lindor hurt)
CI-Votto
MI-Baez
OF-A Garcia, Durran, Conforto, Tapia, Soler (L Robert hurt)
U-Tellez
SP- Ryu, Musgrove, F Peralta, Cease, DeScliafani, S Gray, Wainwright (Ed Rod, Houck, Price on bench)
CL – Clase (Hembree, Bednar on bench)

I have received the following trade offers:
My Musgrove for his C Seager
My Musgrove, Tapia, L Robert for his Bregman, Stanton, and Carlson or Bader

Either of these look to you like they would give the offensive boost I need? Other info that might be important is that I am dead last in AVG with little hope of rising (I’m at 236 (how is that even possible?) next is at 252) and that the only offensive category in which I’m doing well is SB (I’m in second, but the three teams behind me are all within 10 steals so I can’t slip too much there).

Thanks for the time on this long post! It is greatly appreciated.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Anything to holding Taylor Rogers at this point? Still awaiting confirmation but the team doesn’t sound like they’re expecting him back anytime soon

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Add Lorenzen or not worth a move? He did get the save today.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Wisler pitched the 7th and 8th today. Don’t think the rays pen is worth predicting right now so I’m gonna assume that Floro, Patton,Colome are all better options right now.
Also, I agree that Belli is broken and you can throw Grisham in that category too! That is all.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Who stays on my team — Moustakis or Fletcher?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I love having a team full of 2022 Most Improved Players cause they have been such trash this season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gonna love drafting “perennial studs” like Lindor and Bellinger in the later rounds… hopefully we aren’t seeing a Benintendi-esque fall from sub-30 year old guys like that

biggest “bargain” will probably be Matt Chapman since he should be free in drafts next year

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And i fell into all of them

Michael b
Michael b
1 year ago

1. Heard moustakas is getting activated later this week probably between Friday and sometime this weekend, hes a smart pickup right? I already got him but I’m not familiar with how good he is I just know hes got power and hes not a waiver guy.
2. Is kyle farmer anything more than a hot streak? Like 12 runs in the last 15 days or so, like 7 or 8 in the last 7 days, I added adell instead of him, and toro was also available; I did this because adell’s biggest issue by far was his strikeout rate, it’s too soon to make a smart assessment but not striking out a single time in his debut might mean striking out isnt that big of an issue so I picked him instead is that a mistake?
3. Is kebryan hayes cold rn or does he suck? Same question for biggio, although I might give him the benefit of a doubt and assume his injury has been bugging him for a while and he’ll be better when he comes back, will biggio be better? Is kebryan bad now?
4. Tylor megill, he had basically one bad start, I’m a mets fan and would like a good mets pitcher but if hes bad hes bad, he got 4 earned runs (on one grand slam no walks) should I expect him to stabilise as good or continue declining
5. is it finally happening… kelenic… is good now?… could it be? (I picked him up a month before his first call up, painfully held on till he was sent down, dropped him, and then picked him up just before his second call up and hes finally looking, okay…)

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Michael b
1 year ago

For question 3 add didi gregorius to consideration

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

That Stros/Dodgers game was awesome to watch. Yordan should wear a Justin Fields jersey to his postgame pressers whenever he is in LA.

Solds league, was offered Ian Kennedy for O’Neill who is in my Util slot and replaceable with Eloy active now.

You like kennedy despite his rough start with the phillies?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Same owner also has Kimbrel, Karinchak, Gallegos, and Castillo that I could counter for

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah he is expendable, but do you think I could get Gallegos or Castillo instead?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks FML, you da bomb

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Was this you at the Dodgers game last night? I figure there’s only so many people in LA with that good of a mustache

https://twitter.com/MajorLeagueGIFs/status/1422780761938272257?s=20

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago
Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s like getting hit in the face but without the pain and you get to re-live it over and over

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

ROS in 6×6 roto with QS and K/9. May look to move Gausman to make up ground in Ks and QS – would you deal him for any two of the following:

Montas
Manaea
Stroman
Taijuan

Thanks Grey

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

I’m BASKING in Adell wake – so emotional

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Nick Castellanos is coming off the DL soon in my 12 team league. I have a lot position eligibility especially when Mookie Betts gets to 2B.

When Luis Robert comes back I’ll need another spot too!

Who should I drop?
Wil Myers
Jon Schoop
Harrison Bader

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Trade question for this year and beyond in a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players:

Lindor, Conforto and Hayes
Bellinger and Toro

Close/fair? Which side would you want?

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks. Can I infer that means you’ll probably have Lindor ranked higher than Cody in the 2022 rankings (and that’s how you view them as keepers)? Realistically Hayes, Toro and Conforto would never be kept in our league, so I actually thought I’d have to give up more to go from Lindor to Bellinger, but happy to hear if you disagree.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yea, we can only keep four and none of those is close to top 50 at this point (this after I lost Eloy as one of my four keepers and promptly drafted Conforto at 48 overall this year right before Castellanos, shoot me haha).

Thanks for the feedback.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

One more quick question as I just received a trade offer in this same format (12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players):

Is Winker+Riley too much to give up for JoRam?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

I know it’s a lot but with 12 teams and up to four keepers, I feel like Riley and Winker are probably keepers but more fringe, where JoRam is like top 15. It would definitely favor Riley and Winker for this season, obviously, more looking ahead as far as keeper values.

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 year ago

Considering closing up shop for the season in our 12 tm 6×6 OBP/QS dynasty league (annual 25% inflation).

Don’t have many keepable assets, so considering a fire sale for rebuild. Is the below return sufficient or would you want more/give less?

Give: Soto ($16), A. Chapman (non-keeper), Aaron Nola (non-keeper)
Get: W. Franco ($2), J. Rodriguez ($2), M. Barnes ($1)

Don’t really want to part with Soto at this price, but he also demands a significant return that would jump start a rebuild.

Thanks, Sir Grey!

ichiro
1 year ago

The Braves new outfield is a Brave new world, and I wonder about Soler and Rosario, too. Assuming ROS is them playing at their best — Soler gets the nod because he’s healthy?

I’m asking for Conforto, who wants to be dropped

ichiro
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

H2H, Rosario over Soler, in an efficiency vacuum?

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

I love how the athlete in that image clearly exploded his leg when he pushed off, yet still went about seven feet farther than you or I would

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I have two questions for you.

1) I swung the trade last night. Just in case you dont remember it was me giving away:
Adler Rutschman
Mick Abel
Matthew Liberatore
and my 1st round pick (somewhere between pick 7 and pick 10 depending on where i finish) in the minor league draft

I get:

Lucas Giolito ($25 this yea, $28 next),
$14 in salary,
the #2 pick in the minor league draft.

Thoughts on the trade

2) with me now having the number 2 pick in the draft who should I get? Im torn between Jack Lieter, and the C Henry davis. I have Soderstrom and dingler for C

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

if Leiter goes first, then grab the C?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Drop Ortega or Bader for Hilliard? 14T h2h obp & Ks

Thanks

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

Good morning.
Nimmo, jddavis, bader, Duran, Hilliard…
Gotta sit 2.
Help, please.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Sounds like Nick Castrellanos is back this week…hope he doesn’t hit like Nick Solak with the wrist.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS

Utility spot, please rank:

Dansby Swanson
Tyler O’Neill
Pham

Thanks

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

H2H league. Which RP would you rather have going forward (care more about who will be best to roster in H2H a few weeks down the line/fantasy playoffs than this very moment)?

League is 6×6, saves only, k:bb ratio added in

Barlow, floro, bednar, Kennedy, N. Anderson

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

One other question-please rank
Cesar, Renfroe, Escobar, A. Rosario, Grisham or Eugene S.

Thanks and have a great day

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Grey, yesterday I asked about trying to save a first place keeper team that has been floundering for three weeks. You said not to sell Bichette under any circumstance. Same team and problem but what about selling DeGrom? Its a keep 5 keeper league and I have DeGrom for one more year. Its not sounding promising for him, especially with NYM docs treating him. How would you feel about selling him to go for it this year?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Would you trade Cruz for Arenado. No real need but trade offer has been made and Cruz seems bang up and is now in a non-hitters park.

thanks

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

quick q Grey

ROS Conforto or Grossman?

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

Is Mullins a top 50 next year? Looking for comparable value for Bauer in a 2 year keeper league.

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bellinger or Mullins for 2022?

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate the input. Thanks

Bobby
Bobby
1 year ago

Do you think Finnegan and Haase are going to keep it up ROS? Or are they going to come crashing down?

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, I am sitting about $500 of $1000 FAAB left…ballpark for bid on Cole Hamels (signing w Dodgers)….70ish?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

I have Nola, Castillo, Gausman, Ray, Kikuchi, Snadoval, but can’t have too much SP…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You need league context….I have the least in the league. Not big spenders.
4ish ERA ROS sound right ROS?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

….And do what with the rest of my FAAB….line Grey’s couch cushions?

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

1. India putting the bomb in Bombay…niiiice

2. Began a minor league rehab assignment, which puts his timetable for his next injury at August 17th…..that actually made me lol

3. Bellinger was good too, except i have him so its just depressing….no more please

great as always Grey!

Cable
Cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft

RP Hand was dropped have Soto and Kitterage TB. as my closers is Hand worth a pickup ?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Bellinger for Conforto. Which side you prefer? And you can’t pick neither.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Good morning. I need some help selecting which player to keep ROS:

Adell or Baddoo

Thanks!

Chris

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

1. Please rank Bader, Gallo, Kelenic
2. Wisdom or Moose?
Thx.

bigbear
bigbear
1 year ago

Ian Happ is a lesser version of Dan Uggla. There I said it.

I honestly cannot see straight with young Rockies players… Is Rodgers real? Hilliard is hitting? 3-3 with a HR and some stats, 0-11 stretch with an off day, then 4-7 and 2 HR the last two days… What the hey, waiver claim is in…

The Blade made a cameo! If there were defensive stats worthy…

Starting Gallen vs SF?

ray
ray
1 year ago

I see a handsome profit on Bellinger next season for those who pluck him in like the 4th to 5th round…he hurt this year IMO. Degrom and Acuna maybe nice deals, too

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

szn?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

Oh, season….nvm

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Hilliard or Kelenic? Thx.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Jared Walsh or Josh Bell in a keeper league?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Replace Hembree with Clippard in redraft?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Replace Hembree with Clippard in redraft?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Last add of the week. Thinking of adding Toro, though he’d be my Util (I have Wong at 2B and Arenado at 3B). Worth dropping Bellinger for him? I currently use Varsho as my Util (Haase at C), and Bellinger has been riding my bench for weeks since, well, he can’t hit. Or I can hold onto my last add of the week for now if you think Toro is a hot schmotato and not a 2nd half difference maker. Thanks!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The only other guys I could consider dropping for Toro would be Varsho (if you think Haase will be more valuable ROS) or Wong himself (good average, mediocre counting stats).

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t generally like using my last add of the week this early, but I hope Toro is worth it.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you see Toro as a top 100 hitter ROS?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What about Olivares? And if you had to choose between them?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Is mad bum worth an add over plesac?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Any chance Gil comes back and remains in the rotation?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
1 year ago

Grey… I know that Mondessi is doing the rehab thing, but the comments from the Royals GM other day about how he’s not going to be an every day guy… can only play in 100 games a season, super managed playtime… I’m cutting the cord, actually, the chord… A D minor chord.. since that’s the saddest chord.

Mondessi has gone from potential top 20 player to “let’s see if he gets mentioned in a SAGNOF post.” I haven’t been this crushed since Brett Lawrie’s 2nd season.