A Duvall hasn’t looked this good since Popeye starring Robin Williams.  You thought I was going Robert Duvall and I steered it into Crazytown with Shelley Duvall.  By the way, don’t look at current pictures of Shelley Duvall.  She’s a Shelley of her former self.  I have a theory.  She had to do everything just so for Kubrick in The Shining, to the point where she couldn’t even think for herself, then she started working with Robert Altman, who was like, “Do whatever you like, improv,” and going from one extreme to the other drove her crazy.  I’d put money on it that this is the biggest update on Shelley Duvall you will ever get on a fantasy baseball website.  Any hoo! The pros and consigliere for Adam Duvall. All he does is hit home runs, so a great supporting player that just melts into any role you need him in. Wait, that’s not Adam.  Well, not entirely.  The homers part was.  And the Mac Sledge part.  No, that’s the other Duvall again. You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotter hitter right now than Duvall and he can help The Family go legit. Again, wrong Duvall!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis d’Arnaud – Le Terminator has come from the future to stop you from owning bad catchers, and to hit home runs with Linda Hamilton in her trailer while James Cameron is yelling at the craft services lady.

Renato Nunez – I won’t bother linking to the Player Rater and saying how Renato has been better than players like Paul DeJong, Christian Walker and Eric Hosmer. Won’t do it. Sorry.

Danny Santana – By the time this posts, he might finally be owned in more than 50% of leagues, but, since he’s even near the threshold, I’m gonna list Dannys Antana anyway, just to point out how ludicrous you people are weighing me down that it feels like Altuve hanging from my necklace. Wait, that’s Ludacris.

Matt Thaiss – Serious question, did Rod Stewart predict Thaiss’s hot streak back in the 70’s with the song, Hot Thaiss? Or am I misremembering?

Bo Bichette – No one loves Boba Chette more than me.  Okay, I lied. Teenaged Asian girls do, but they can drink 1,400 pounds of tapioca balls and cosplay at work. We all can’t be so lucky!  Boba Chette should prolly be owned in 100% leagues already, and I considered making him the lede this week, but did you really want to read 450 words on Star Wars that was coming out of the bottom of your screen to an elaborately composed score? Damn, that does sound good.  Bichette is likely just a 7/12/.265 hitter (for this year), but the Jays have moved him to leadoff and I love upside.  And boba. Slup, slurp, snitches!

Tommy Edman – Since in my mind, I just went from Boba to Edamame, I think I might need a snack before finishing this post.  *lowers goggles, dives into kiddie pool of Cocoa Pebbles and milk* Hey, how’d I become a contestant on Double Dare?

Travis Shaw – With the trade of Jesus (blasphemy!), Shaw could see some looks at 1st base, and he was my preseason MVP pick.  I will now cackle-cry for 10 minutes. Also, I guess I can mention that Jesus Aguilar might be worth a look to see if the demotion of Lowe was smart (unlikely).

Miguel Sano – This is neither here nor there, but I found this interesting.  Sano is owned in 30% of leagues and has been good for a few weeks.  Josh VanMeter is already owned in 50+% of leagues and was good for about three days.

Johan Camargo – Just excited to finally see Camargo get some swings, which is different than Wade Boggs wanting to see Camargoadams and some wings.

Brian Anderson – Always wanted to do a sociology study on whether people are less likely to pick up a player if the player has a boring name like Brian Anderson. Too bad sociologists are all busy with the high-paying jobs of pretending to be homeless for sociology studies.

Tesocar Hernandez – I own Teoscar in a shallow league, because he’s facing the Orioles and their pitching–Excuse me, Steve Wilkerson did look decent on the mound. I bet the Hittertron likes Teoscar too like it enjoys long walks on the beach so it can get rust in its cracks and feel that auburn tingle.

Oscar Mercado – Been saying to pick him up since June.  Y’all’s reaction times are like that of a slug. Escargetgoing! You can have that, Highlights Magazine, if you want it.

Trent Grisham – Prospect Mike just gave you his Trent Grisham fantasy. It was written in a courtroom where Matthew McConaughey played an almost credible attorney.

Ender Inciarte – Does everyone have favorite players that they like for irrational reasons? I’m not saying your true favorite player, like Trout or Scherzer.  I mean, a guy you irrationally love more than you should. Ender’s mine.  I think I like him so much because his last name seems complicated to pronounce and I can’t pronounce anyone’s name, yet I can say Inciarte. I told you it was irrational.  Right now, there are actual rational reasons to like him too.

Willie Calhoun – Even though he has a clear path to playing time, I still think the Rangers are going to pull the rug out from under him and that rug ties the room together!

Dylan Bundy – Can’t believe I’m recommending an Orioles starter. I got me crackers in me head and it’s causing me to talk like a leprechaun! However, Bundy is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to homes in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Drew Smyly – This is also a Streamonator call.  “Hi, I’m calling for a friend. No, I’m not calling for someone else, I’m calling to request an actual friend.”

Archie Bradley – Member those days when managers would say so-and-so was the closer? That rarely happens anymore. I blame Kevin Cash. He made The Opener a thing, and teams were like, “If he’s not naming starters, I’m not naming closers, so there.” Do I think Bradley has the stuff to close? Yes. Do I think he’s absolutely the closer? I don’t have a Colonel Mustard.  Sorry, shouldn’t have used this thesaurus for the word ‘clue.’ Also, since when did Hasbro start publishing thesauruses?

Justin Shafer – I love Shafer and think he could be the best became-a-closer-at-the-deadline closer. Was a closer in the minors; Giles has been dealing with arm issues for a while now, the Jays have no one else after Shafer that’s remotely worth trying as a closer.

Joe Jimenez – His 12.6 K/9 is gorge.  His career 5.75 ERA in 123 2/3 IP is, well, something.

Jose Leclerc – As I get further into this shizzshow we call SAGNOF after the trading deadline, I’m starting to think I should’ve ranked the closers in this post. Or did I?! Damn, Reversal Question, you scared the crap out of me. Honestly, by the end of tonight’s games, the closer order might change. These last three closers are closers in name only and they’re not closers. You furrow your brow and, “Huh?” You follow, don’t be coy with your brows!

Anthony Bass – The M’s bullpen cologne, “Perfect when you have that sweet reek of desperation for saves.” Austin Adams could return soon and take the job and get maybe three saves.

Jose Quijada – This guy has a very closer-ish name. It’s Spanish for Joe Agita.  What is more closer than that?

SELL

Ramon Laureano – We’re past the trade deadline, so now the Sells are not Sells as much as they are drops. They are still over 50% owned in ESPN.  It’s ye olde cutoff!  If you still have a trade deadline in the future… *wavy lines* Whoa, we’re in the future and this is a trade deadline in my fantasy league. *wavy lines* …that sounds like the worst vision of the future ever, but you can use the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer. As for Laureano, we had a good run, but now he can’t run, so lose him.

Khris Davis – Maybe I’m reverse jinxing him here, but Davis has been miserable for the entire season. Let’s just compare Renato Nunez to Khris Davis from April 2nd until now. This is gonna be fun for Khris Davis owners! Khris Davis has 12 HRs since April 2nd and has one homer in July. Khris Davis only has 13 homers hit in this hemisphere. Since April 2nd, Renato has 24 homers. On the Player Rater, available for free at Razzball, assuming it’s free for you to click a link and the calories you expend are free, which they’re not, so HOW FREE IS IT?!  Renato has been worth about the same as Rhys Hoskins this year, 15th overall 1st baseman. Khris Davis has been worth about the same as Pedro Severino and 300th overall. In case you’re just waking from a coma, “Hey, boo, your hair’s a mess. Also, Luis Severino did not change his name to Pedro Severino, and 300 overall is not good, so therefore, ergo, vis a vie, Davis has been a turd bucket.” If you can still make trades, try to move him.  Would I give him for a free plane ticket if it meant sitting next to Kamala The Ugandan Giant? Yes, actually, where are we going, homeboy? If not, drop him.

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Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I just got a trade offer. Remember this is a keeper league. I will give you the salaries for this year/and the price to keep for 2020

I give up: Yandy Diaz ($5/$6, covered big time at the corners), Corey Seager ($39/$43, would leave me with Didi, Fletcher, and VanMeter at SS(at least this year)), and Buster Posey ($30/$33). I still have Garver, Sal Perez, and Realmuto to cover me at C.

I get: Jose Martinez ($25/$28), Adam Ottavino ($27/$29), Yu Darvish ($30/$33)

It gives me the arm i am looking for.
I am also talking to some other owners to try and get either Zack Wheeler, deGrom, German, or Gallen (The guy with Gallen wants Luis Roberts in any deal, so I dont think that will happen).

What do you think? Make the deal?

Metric Man
Metric Man
3 years ago

Please rank these closer ROS-

Liam
T. Rogers
W. Smith

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. How do you rank these for bench bats? Odor, Grisham, Diaz and Duvall.

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Do you like isan Diaz over Kingery , Lourdes or franmil? Thanks!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Sandman
3 years ago

i wouldn’t think so

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
3 years ago

drop vargas or junis to activate turnbull in 20 team dynasty with QS

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, Diaz promoted by Miami.Sorry if i havent seen a post of him by you. What do u expect from him ?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I did thank you

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Big trade question. I’m leaning toward rejecting it unless you tell me I’m crazy.

I’m in first place in our 14-team 5×5 weekly roto. It’s also a “2-year” keeper league so it is trade dump time for some and go for it time for others.

HR – 2nd
OBP – 3rd
R – 1st
RBI – 2nd
SB – 3rd

WHIP – middle of the pack but it’s close
SVS+HD – 5th
QS – tied for 2nd – 1 behind 1st
K – 3rd
ERA – 5th but it’s close

I’m offered a huge list of stars. There are non-keepers Gleyber Torres & Jose Ramirez along with virtual “non-keepers” or really expensive keepers in
$36 Corey Kluber, $42 Giancarlo Stanton, $46 Max Scherzer, $30 Charlie Blackmon and $37 Aaron Judge

for

$5 Victor Robles, $5 Eloy Jimenez and $2 Vladimir Guerrero

My non-Catchers are Freeman, Murphy, Devers, Turner, B.Dozier, Vlad, Acuna, Cain, Robles, Trout, Upton, and Eloy J.

It is a big trade offer but basically, I would probably replace Brian Dozier with Torres and J-Ram would fill Vlad’s CI spot. Blackmon and Judge would replace Robles and Eloy J.

Pitching staff regulars are Bauer, MadBum, Flaherty, Keuchel, Fried, and Hand/Hendriks/Oberg/Bradley for RPs. I have been streaming 1-2 SP spots per week. Obviously Kluber & Scherzer should help…but will they be enough?? My offense might be good enough and this trade doesn’t exactly blow me away with pitching even though it includes Kluber and Scherzer.

Decisions, decisions…

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

Thank you for confirming my gut.

Pass…

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Grisham, Odor or Profar? 14T obp at UTIL

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Damn – first Sam Dyson and now Shane Greene with sucking on new teams? Might be a good idea to keep holding Chris Martin

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
3 years ago

soylent greene sure took a long time to notice it’s the 2019 season. not good for me in NL only where i won him in FAAB bidding since i had no saves all year (did add jarlin lately too along with urias/baez/greene in 4 RP slots, and holds here too). c.martin owned now too.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron

in some other saves only leagues i F’d up not noticing that oberg has that job for sure now (wade still should be getting leverage on the road, he’s been awesome on the road, like a .7 or something on road vs above 7 at home); could’ve added oberg in at least one other league rather than stick with the basses/jarlins of the world. oberg def NOT available in this NL only, has been owned for months of course.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

A) Talk about demotion; Davis pitching in the 6th.

B) Yikes Shane Greene! – Kaaaboooommmm!!

Mox
Mox
3 years ago

Fave start next week

Vargas @ ARI
Smyly & SF
Rey-Lo vs OAK
Kelly vs Phi, @LAD
Woj vs NYY
Nova @ Det,
Cease @ Det, vs Oak
Velasquez @ ARI, @ SF

Max
Max
3 years ago

Tough start for Smyly today. Do you trust him next week @ SF?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

A) In my match up, we both have 46 IP and I am barely down in WHIP 1.20 to 1.16. I am ahead in Wins 4 to 3.

My Team: Corbin @ARI, and RPs Yates/Kimbrel. – Corbin vs. his former team could be a good start for him, even though the D-Backs destroy LHP.

His Team: Wainwright @OAK and RPs Doolittle/Vasquez/Greene. I think Wainwright is finally due to take a beating.

QUESTION: At a minimum, Corbin would need to allow a few less base runners, and a couple less runs in the same amount of innings. Would you Start Corbin, or just hope Wainwright implodes allowing me to secure Ws, ERA, and WHIP?

B) Looking at my hitting, would it make sense to add Quinn for his speed and drop Dietrich? Franco was demoted to AAA, meaning more starts at 3B for Kingery. Even if Quinn only gets 8 -10 ABs per week, that’s gotta come with 1 – 2 SB attempts, right? I have power, but one more guy that could steal bases would be better than Dietrich’s power bat. The only problem I see is that I have a 4th Philly; Probably not the worst thing though.

Much Appreciated!

NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

CA Smith
1B Rizzo
2B Hernandez
3B Rendon
SS Escobar
IF Camargo
OF Acuña Juña
OF Harper
OF Hoskins
OF Inciarte
UT Longoria
B Dietrich

SP Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Mikolas, Wood, T.Williams, Quantrill, E. Hernandez
RP Yates, Kimbrel,
IL Stripling

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

*Fingers Crossed on sitting Corbin and Waino getting lit. Syndergaard brought his team’s WHIP down from 1.28 to 1.18. He’s been light’s out lately.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That does suck!

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

With Voit going down , who do you prefer as a stop-gap replacement? Here’s what’s available on waivers:
CJ Cron
McMahon
Niko Goodrum
Matt Carpenter
C Walker
Marian Gonzalez

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Which closer would you rather have? Bradley or Hendriks?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I am looking for a bat. who should I pick up

Gardner
Enciarte
Duvall
Yaz
Duvall

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

power and speed im looking for

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

are any of them better than Vanmeter

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so which two should pick up if I am dropping vanmeter?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok thanks again buddy. So drop VanMater and pick up the 2 OF from Atlanta (Duvall and Enciarte)

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Have Dahl & Voit occupying DL slots. Thinking of dropping both & replacing with Manaea & Brandon Lowe. Recommendations or other ideas?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Monday. Odorizzi vs Atl; and Samardzia vs Wash. Would you start none; one; or both?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the report on May. Love drunken Rudolph…

12 team weekly roto. You taking a shot at starting VV with two starts (@ ari, @ sf)?

Wox
Wox
3 years ago

Would you add any of the following over Diaz

Jimenez
Bradley
Bass
Pagan
Anderson

Ben
Ben
3 years ago

Would appreciate your thoughts on two offers:

Send Hader, get Encarnacion, Schwarber, Carrasco. Only Edwin really interests me of that set, but which side are you taking?

Send Goldy (and a 12th round pick next year), get C. Santana, C. Smith, Soler, Miley. Not sure I can get them all, but that would be the target. Which side are you on?

For context, it’s a keep 10, 12 team league, players can be kept indefinitely. I am debating whether to buy or sell.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes, sorry for not being clear, the first trade would be a sell move to help next year. Do you take Hader there or the other side, if I’m selling?

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Along these lines

1) does this order look right ROS: C. Santana, D. Peralta, Semien, Soler, Inciarte, Castellanos, C. Walker, G. Cooper?

2) Keeper league, would you swap Verlander for Bauer?

Thank you.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, otherwise list looks about right?

And Bauer is likely a top 15 pitcher next year, even if not better than Verlander, right?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, can you rank the top 2 moving forward for me please, 5×5 shallow 10-teamer, just looking for overall value, no specific category need. Duvall, Braun, Odor, Santander, Vanmeeter, W Calhoun, Verdugo. Thanks Grey

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Do you like Teoscar or Pence more in 14T bop?

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

This is my list of players on the IL:

Yandy Diaz
Salvador Perez (Keeping)
Nick Markakis
Rich Hill
Corey Kluber
Max Scherzer
Luis Severino
Jordan Hicks (keeping)
Corey Knebel (Keeping)
Jacob Webb

Do you agree that Hill should be dropped so that I can put Pineda on the IL?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Do you see Julio Urias getting some starts down the road? Not sure if la rests some of there starters.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

Can Diaz get through one inning without giving up a HR? I think his hard hit rate is hovering around 45- 50% last I checked.

Would Archie Bradley, who’s had a great year so far, be better ROS for saves and ratios?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok….Bradley is FA in my league . Drop Diaz for him or no?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

Haseley or Peraza?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I have no room on my injured list to put Michael Pineda on it. Would you drop Rich Hill to put Pineda on the list? Thanks as always.

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

With Voit and EE out, can we feel confident in Urshela being an everyday guy moving forward? I have to add a bat and am aiming for him, Gardner, Braun or Cron. Different things but could you rank these for best bet to contribute in September?

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Trader
3 years ago

Let’s add C Walker and Odor to the list. Walks are a category and these two guys seems to do that. Odor’s sewage and Ks are frightening but I do recall his finish last year. Thanks amigo

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

What’re you doing w/ EE in a 12T roto? Think he’s back in 3-5 or more likely a (fantasy) season killer?

Thanks

Sandman
Sandman
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up!

I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first most of the season and mostly planning for the playoffs.

I have Kingery and Franmil. Do you like any of these guys over them? Kingery has been killing me lately.

-Tauchman
-Duvall
-Odor
-Renato Nunez
-Mike Yastrzemski
-VanMeter,
-Vogebach
-Mazara
-Ender Inciarte
-Cavan Biggio
-Amed Rosario

Thanks!!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

Here’s to all the owners who dropped Jackson (me included) and watched Greene blow his first Save opp, and Jackson swoop in for the W! Cheers!!

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Drop Jimenez for Giles?

Wox
Wox
3 years ago

I think it’s safe to say we underestimated Sanchez. I’m grabbing him wherever I can.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Need some help 12 team daily roster moves roto league 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use QS instead of wins.

I’m currently in first have 123 roto points. second has 106.5

I’ve given up on most starters as they have been so inconsistent and play a lot of relievers with SP eligibility to do well in holds, saves, era and whip and compete in K’s I have a staff of: Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Gallen, Lugo, C Mart, Urias, Pagan, Bradley, Kimbrel, Chapman, Jansen IL: Snell, Pressly, Carrasco.

I have a 12 save lead over second. Would you trade Kimbrel and Carrasco (Both $5 keepers next year only and I wouldn’t keep) for Sale?

JC
JC
3 years ago

Will Smith, Vasquez or Omar? M’s have not been playing Omar much despite his succcess. Bad receiver. Smith full of hype but Dodgers live to shuttle guys around.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

SAGNOF has failed me with Shafer

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

nice bounceback from LeClerc tonight though

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

I’m following up from an earlier thread above, but there was no reply link. I ended up not doing the Musgrove for Wong deal since Musgrove is starting tomorrow, and I might need him. Today I added Bauer from waivers for Happ and Longoria for Aquino.

I was wondering if I should just roll with Musgrove and drop one of Hernandez/Quantrill for one of Quijada/Steckenrider as MIA’s closer role is up in the air. This would be instead of adding Baez. You wrote that you’d drop Quantrill over Hernandez, but he has a better schedule. Hernandez looked bad tonight.

NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

CA Smith
1B Rizzo
2B Hernandez
3B Rendon
SS Escobar
IF Camargo
OF Acuña Juña
OF Harper
OF Hoskins
OF Inciarte
UT Longoria
B Dietrich

SP Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Mikolas, Wood, T.Williams, Quantrill, E. Hernandez
RP Yates, Kimbrel,
IL Stripling

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Steckenrider or Quijada?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you Grey!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
3 years ago

And…Aquino just hit a 2-run bomb.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Hey Grey

Sanchez 6 no hit innings. Gets yanked after 92 pitches?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Jarlin the Marlin here in the bottom of the 8th of a tie game – based on usage, it looks like Quijada is the closer right?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

aaahhhhhh i totally missed that in the box score – i thought Jarlin gave up all the runs

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
3 years ago

NL only 5×5 12 team keeper.. I have $22 left of the $50 I started with for free agent pickups..
I am not contending and have zero starting pitching or closers I would even think about keeping next year.
With all that said.. who should I bid on.. with an eye on keeping them at that price for next year $260 salary cap:
Stroman, Shane Greene, Bauer.. or Grisham or May.. at what keepable price?
Sure someone contending and needing saves (and with more FA$) could bid $40 on Greene and then need to buy them out at end of year..
but I am looking for next year.. what do you think?
I am thinking either bidding low on May and Grisham.. or throwing money at Bauer or Greene.
Vazquez and Hader will likely be the top closers to bid on next season.. likely going somewhere in the upper $20s

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I meant should I bid all $22 on someone like bauer.. or forget about trying to fox my pitching this year and just go low and bid on the prospects. May and Grisham. $5 is minimum bid so I’d likely go more on May

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh I am definitely out of it this year.. this would be to jump start next year. Bauer at $22 for next year or wait until the auction next year and start fresh.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Maybin or Piscotty ros?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

I need 2 OFs. Buxton and Dahl are out (no DL slot). I’d like to cut Buxton, stash Dahl (until I’m sure his downtime is significant) and replace my bench bat (Semien) with a multi-position OF. So several decisions I’m requesting your help.

1. Cut Semien for either FLETCHER or Niko (which one? I assume Fletcher).
2. Cut Buxton for either SANTANDER, Braun, or Myers (which one? I assume Santander).

3. Or should I keep Semien and cut Dahl now?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I need two OFs (Myers + 1). Of Fletcher, Niko, Santander, and Braun — which one.

Flag
Flag
3 years ago

Any idea what’s wrong with Sale?

I guess Rudy does these headlines? That is one creative dude. But no more so than you!

Flag2
Flag2
3 years ago

Also, Sale (segue!) is now officially garbage, right?

Flag
Flag
3 years ago

Also, Sale (segue!) is now officially garbage, right?

Flag
Flag
3 years ago

I didn’t read all 17,000 comments so maybe this was covered already. Danny’s (autocorrected!!) is both a buy and a sell?

Sch
Sch
3 years ago

After this week, who would you drop for Wood?

Rey-Lo
Smyly
Luchessi

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Would you prefer Quintana as your 7th starter down the stretch or Bradley as your 4th closer—have Osuna,Hendriks and Will Smith? I will be dropping Giles.

Jackie Bradley or Aaron Hicks ROS?

Thanks!

Spicy Pete
Spicy Pete
3 years ago

Who do you like in this keeper league trade – Alonso @ $11 or Adell @ $5? $ values increase every season by 25%

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Sale just got lit up (8 ER in 3 2/3 IP). I wont make my inning requirements unless I pick a starting pitcher. Here are my choices:

Aaron Sanchez
Daniel Norris
Homer Bailey
Erick Feede
Dinelson Lamet

Who should I go pick up?

Leaning towards Sanchez.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sanchez gets Seattle at home tonight
Norris 8/6 home vs CWS
Bailey 8/7 @ CHC
Feede 8/5 @ SF
Lamet 8/6 @ SEA

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok just picked him up. Thanks again.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey
Aaron Sanchez looks pretty good in houston

Max
Max
3 years ago

Would you drop Mondesi who is currently in my IL spot in order to put Dahl there, or would you drop Dahl to keep Mondesi on IL? Either way, I need to replace Dahl. Here are some names. H2H points

Franmil
Desmond
McMahon
Goodrum
Duvall
W. Calhoun
Ender
Thaiss
Odor

Thanks Grey

Max
Max
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For whom?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ESPN says Dahl will be out “several weeks” ; unfortunately, I dropped Mondesi before I learned it wasn’t a simple 10 day issue. How confident (60/40?) are you that dropping Dahl is the right decision?

Max
Max
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

My “steal” of Sale for my C Santana and Ramos is not looking great. At least I benched him.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He gets Twins and Yankees in our first round of playoffs. Would you trade him for any of these guys (my playoff berth is secure)

Hamels, MadBum, Noah,Kershaw, Buehler? If so please rank. Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. Thoughts on May after last nights start?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, util replacement for Dahl
Adamses, Goodrum or Yaz?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

Haseley or Grisham In NL keeper league I’m trying to get a 4 peat in?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
3 years ago

Who do you think puts up the better numbers rest of season between Eddie Rosario and Yordan?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 years ago

H2h 10-team NL-only. Playoffs start in 2 weeks. Drop Stripling or Jarlin?

My closers are Iglesias and Bradley. Deep pool of starters though Max and Ryu on DL but hopefully back by playoffs

Thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Weird Fishes
3 years ago

Btw I’ve also got Buehler, Ryu and Madea … not sure if that influences whether I should dump Stripling vs Jarlin. Thanks

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Trade deadline is tomorrow and I need to send one of these guys over to fit my roster

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Weird Fishes
3 years ago

Was planning on sending over Cooper but then Dahl happened

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I am trying to acquire Will Smith but he wants Matthew Liberatore in the deal. Should I add him, or walk away?

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Hi Grey

the Dynasty trade went ON like this:
i give Pete Alonso (i still have Abreu 1B)
i get Encarnacion + BLAKE SNELL + Alex Young rookie P…
as i badly needed pitching (+ dropped Yamamoto)

i’ll need to get Bryan Reynolds soon on my team before the 90 games cap, or i may loose him : over Kris D ?

RangerRick
RangerRick
3 years ago

Glorious stuff as always Grey! I have a trade question for a 12 team keeper AL only.

Got offered: Luzardo M7, Montas A2 for my Hunter Dozier B6, Yarborough B2… I love these guys like a fat kid likes Crisco but I’m in a rebuild so no brainer right? Even with Doz and Yarbs at decent keeper prices.

Thanks!

c
c
3 years ago

I really f$#%ing hate Steven Matz.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Danny Santana or DJ in a standard roto league?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I thought for sure you were going with DJ.

At 28 years old, I guess Danny Santana is a late bloomer.

Metric Man
Metric Man
3 years ago

Would you want Altuve or E. Rosario for counting stats ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

damn it LeClerc – i guess a save is a save, but seriously giving up 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs against the Tigers???

dau
dau
3 years ago

Kingery or D. PERALTA to replace Dahl?

DJames
DJames
3 years ago

Been offered Trea Turner or Vlad for Bieber. 5×5 12 team. Lost Dahl. Need all offensive categories. Eh?

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

I feel bad for David Dahl but I can’t feel bad for my fantasy team. There is always a 99% chance the Dahl’s season would end this way. You draft him with hopes that you will get the talent to go with that 1% he will hold up. That’s all there is to it.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Porcelain Dahl

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Injuries come in bunches man – first Laureano earlier this week and now Dahl with what looks like a bad ankle injury

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And now Contreras

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Why is Law closing this out for TOR?

FFS.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

Shafer wasn’t even warming up

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m losing to some guy who’s not even looking after his team so I’m pissed off enough already!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

SON was right on Paxton tonight. Sonnavabench! I think Paxton gets the O’s next so def rolling him out there for that one. This means Nunez is probably going to go 3-3 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Matz is a homebody – i thought this was known?

Ben
Ben
3 years ago

Hi- keeper league, do you take Hader or Montas? Thanks.

MIke L.
3 years ago

In an NL 4×4
Have to replace Ross Stripling.
Who should I take Drew Smiley or Alex Wood?

MIke L.
3 years ago

IN an NL 4×4.
Have to replace Stripling.
Should I take either Drew Smiley or Alex Wood?

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

Would you offer Hicks and Choo for Wheeler in a K/9 league? My current OF is Acuna, Yelich, Conforto, and Domingo, with Hicks, Choo, and Vogelbach rotating in the Util spot. I don’t like having two bench bats but it’s where I’m at with Anderson coming off the IL. Trade Analyzer favors the hitter combo but given my needs I thought I’d ask. Being an OPS league I feel like I can get more value trading rather than dropping either of those dudes, plus Franmil is a FA currently. Staff is Bieber, Berrios, Marquez, S. Gray, Hendricks, Pineda, Hendricks, Martinez, and Oberg. Or would you offer one of those hitters and a pitcher for the likes of Gerrit Cole? Trying to sure up the squad heading into playoffs, sitting in first leading most hitting categories but lagging in pitching. Carrasco (prayers) on the IL has held back the staff a bit. I’ve asked a couple questions the last couple days so thanks in advance of your advice, you’re the best in the biz!