Serious question, are the Pirates stupid or purposely being daft? Is this some kind of long game con that I’m not clued in on? They traded Adam Frazier, who might be their best trade chip, five days before the deadline, and they got back SS Tucupita Marcano, OF Jake Suwinski and RHP Michell Miliano. I might’ve made up some of those names and you have no idea. Maybe the Pirates couldn’t have done better, but don’t you at least try for another five days? Pirates hear one offer and are like, “Ya know what, that sounds good, whatever you want to give us.” So, Adam Frazier is helped by this trade, because now he’s presumably the leadoff man on top of a much better lineup. He doesn’t gain power or speed, but he’s a contact guy so more runs. The guy hurt the most here is Jurickson Profar, but his hitting hurt him 2nd most. Over in Pittsburgh, this gives Wilmer Difo a chance to move out of a Platoon, and into the Green Goblin costume! Hold on a second, Pirates just called and accepted my offer! I traded a Dan Flashes shirt with a very complicated pattern for the Pirates’ outfielder, Bryan Reynolds, and they threw in $2.3 mill so I could buy two more shirts. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Daniel Lynch – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.88. There’s nothing here. Just wanted you to know the Scorcese on Da. Lynch.

Jorge Soler – 3-for-4 with his 10th and 11th homer, and four homers in the last week. Been saying to grab him for a week straight. You can wait until he’s not available, but that might not be the best move.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.95. Traded from the Rays to the Mets for Tommy Hunter and Matt Dyer. Trying hard to figure out how the Rays got the best of the Mets, but struggling to see it which is…confusing. Though, the Mets’ history with injury-prone players and Dick’s blisters, well, does he even make two starts. Not sure what’s to come with the MLB Trade Deadline, but I will bet anyone any amount of money the next big players to get traded are younger than 41 years of age.

Jacob deGrom – Threw yesterday, but Mets said there’s no timetable for deGrom to return. Hate to say this to fantasy baseballers with deGrom on their team, but the Mets are looking like playoff contenders, and there’s no way they’re risking deGrom in-season and costing themselves deGrom in the playoffs.

David Peterson – Out with a Jones fracture. It’s a fracture of the foot, and it was made famous originally when someone saw Chipper Jones in jean shorts, and the jorts were so distracting that person walked into a coffee table and fractured their foot.

Taijuan Walker – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.43. The last month of starts for Taijuan has been like the universe saying, “You know you’re not an ace, right?” Also, Walker hurt his non-throwing shoulder while swinging a bat, as he shows his negotiating chops for the new CBA.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Albombso!

Framber Valdez – 6 IP 0 ER, 0 hits, 6 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97 vs. Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, 8 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.87. Didn’t see the game, but I’m guessing they didn’t either, and were pitching blindfolded.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.12. From goat to GOAT in two short months.

Touki Toussaint – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.32. 10 Ks and zero walks? You want me to kiss the computer screen where your name is? Touki could win people leagues this year. Just as everyone is being shut down, he’s starting up. That’s exactly what you want.

Austin Riley – 3-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and Riley is proving himself to be a crazy streaky hitter. His June and July were okay, but his May is what we want his August to be.

Aaron Nola – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.37. That’s it. You want the ace label, you pitch like an ace! That’s Grey giving a pep talk.

Ronald Torreyes – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. Here I thought Torreyes were in a sunken place.

Mike Trout – Felt something in his calf and will see doctors. Maddon said it’s nothing serious. Hopefully, Maddon is the doctor Trout will be seeing.

Patrick Sandoval – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.52. He came within six weeks or two dollops of Spider Tack away from a no-hitter. Not to get all Nerd Patrol on you, but Sandoval throws with command and he’s going to be an ace. Sometimes, there’s just no command as his 3.6 BB/9 walk rate going into Saturday’s game attests (3.3 BB/9 now).

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3 and a slam (35) and legs (13). He’s a hot streak away from starting the MLB 60-game schedule with 40 homers.

Max Stassi – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. Maybe it’s because I watched too much Hogan’s Heroes as a kid (I’m not old at all!) but I can’t picture Max Stassi without a monocle.

Jaime Barria – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.23. Fun fact! Jesse Jackson calls New York the Jaime Barrio.

Luis Arraez – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. With Nelson traded and Arraez out, this opens up ABs for Jake “The Snake” Cave. At one point a few years ago, I thought so much of Cave I wrote a sleeper for him. Okay, you can stop your laughing.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and his 3rd homer in six games. Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Stassi and a German-born Kepler homered in a game since Cossacks were in power.

Cole Irvin – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.62. If you can’t beat the Mariners, who can you beat? Not to answer, but to purse your lips deep in thought.

Mookie Betts – Hit the IL. If you roster him, you’re so lucky. I wish Bellinger would go on the IL!

Josiah Gray – 4 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.75 vs. Jon Gray – 5 IP, 2 ER, This matchup of J. Grays was better than a matchup of S. Grays — Spalding Gray and Sonny Gray — but only barely. I’m so done with Josiah. I hate rookie pitchers. *literally two seconds later* But I love rookie pitchers!

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4 and his 15th and 16th homer. Chris Taylor has been more valuable than Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger combined. Haha, someone push me out a window!

Kevin Gausman – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.21. Home vs. the Pirates? When a guy is at his most susceptible, that’s when the Regression Fairies come. It’s just like that in prison too.

Alex Wood – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.65. He was in Friday’s Buy, because this start was vs. the Pirates. C’mon, Gausman!

Thairo Estrada – 2-for-4, 1 run and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .339. He’s a favorite of Itch’s — his Thairo Estrada fantasy — and has great contact ability. Lo, Thairo, is irresistible.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 3-for-5, and his 11th and 12th homer. In only 50 games, he’s done more than Cody Bellinger will do all year. “Run me over slowly!” That’s me screaming at an Uber I just ordered.

Eloy Jimenez – Will be activated before today’s game. Horn town, ressie for one!

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.24 vs. Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.12. This weekend series of the Brewers/White Sox was like the Crocodile Dundee of matchups. “You’re not an ace…This is an ace.”

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.91 vs. Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.14. “That’s not an ace…This is an ace!”

Freddy Peralta – Counsell said Peralta would piggyback with other starters, throwing four-ish innings per start. Sigh. This sucks. It’s gonna happen to all good pitchers this year. September is going to be such a mess for pitching.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.39. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start vs. the Dodgers, and I wouldn’t go near it. Though, if Kelly can get to face Bellinger four times, he might have a chance.

Anthony Rizzo -2-for-4 and his 12th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, as he went back-to-back with Rizzo for what might be the last Bryzzo blasts.

Trevor Rogers – Hit the IL with “we can’t keep starting Trevor Rogers the whole year and risk his future career to finish twenty games under .500.” The only known cure is the Marlins win the next 15 straight games.

Braxton Garrett – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.37. From the iconic role of Ray Romano’s brother to random Marlins starter who does well, Braxton Garrett can do it all. Except be a reliable starter.

Deven Marrero – 3-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1). As I always say, nine years after a prospect looks terrible in the minors, that’s when you want to stream him.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.27, and 19 2/3 IP in July with 16 earned runs. Yu don’t want to see that from your ace.

Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.36. We all have different size leagues, and different levels of struggles to find pitching, but if you’re starting a near-4.40 ERA pitcher in Fenway, it’s bad process, even if it worked out okay (after there were some unearned runs).

Domingo German – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.45. Sunday Sonntag looked guten, even if the Yanks Das Boot’d the game. As for fantasy, this is a solid step forward for a guy who I had no interest in prior. Streamonator loves his next one, and I could see it.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. There’s an Odor that is the Yankees’ MVP, and it’s not Rougned. Not going down the ‘real baseball’ chute too far, but the way the Yanks lost yesterday’s game — *shudders for five minutes* Woof. The Yankees should be sellers of everyone.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49. EVOO is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. EOVA is the first four letters of Eovaldi. Any questions? *chooses person with hand raised* Yes. Go ahead. “Why are you telling us this?” Okay, if there’s no more questions, I’m passing out the tests.

Sonny Gray – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.50. Hey, self love is most important, as A-Rod preaches, but I’m losing Gray in shallower leagues if I can. He looks busted.

Joey Votto – 1-f0r-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Saw someone recommending people pickup Votto in leagues. He’s not actually available, is he?

Harrison Bader – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and top 25 on the 7-day Player Rater, and hot schmotato.

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Hitting leadoff and has been hot, but can we talk about how he’s on pace for a very-un-walloping 17 homers? We can’t talk about it? Oh, okay.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 20th homer. A man in a dashiki and long, wispy mustache said he would write down the secret of life for me, but I shouldn’t read it until tomorrow. So, I’m gonna put the paper holding the secret of life carelessly by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Alex Bregman – Starting a rehab soon, but unlikely to return on a road trip that ends on August 3rd. Astros are slow-playing Bregman. In the time he’s been out, you could’ve had trash cans delivered by championship float from Los Angeles. Not sure why I chose that analogy. Just felt apt.

Max Scherzer – Had an MRI on his triceps and Davey Johnson said the MRI “came back extremely clean.” It was the “cleanest MRI anyone’s ever seen.” You could “eat off this MRI it was so clean.” If I were another team wanting to trade for Scherzer, I’d have “no concerns.”

Stephen Strasburg – Will visit a specialist since no one can figure out what’s wrong with him. Guessing it’s related to his first decade of injuries, but what do I know?

Carter Kieboom – 0-for-3 as he was promoted, which comes after he tore up Triple-A slashing .236/.376/.385 with five homers and one steal.

Joe Ross – Will be returning on Monday. Wait a second! That’s today! Don’t sneak up on me! Ross was great prior to the IL stint, but also had elbow inflammation, so that’s not good.

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.65. It’s more accurately 6.66, because he’s the most sinister pitcher. He’ll sleep with your best player’s wife, then put together a great game during Trade Deadline Week just to try to rope in some unsuspecting team.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Can’t believe Donkey Teeth’s team with Maikel Franco is only in 12th out of 16 teams. Truly shocking, and I think there’s something suspicious going on.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .266, and 2nd homer in two games, and has hit in every game of the 2nd half, except the 1st, and I said he was a Buy in the 2nd half of the season. Don’t mess with the Italians, we stick together.

John Means – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.94. Since he was coming back from an arm injury, I’d have no problem moving on from him. That Means…Well, yes.

Ryan Yarbrough – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38. Has anyone done a 12,000-word piece about the Rays’s surf culture having both a Yarbrough and a Brosseau? No? Hmm, prolly for the best. As for fantasy, Yarbrough has been mostly unstartable, due to flaky good start mixed in with awful start.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, and 2nd homer already with the Rays. Nelson Cruz went to Tampa to homer and chew gum, and his dentures make it impossible to chew gum.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer. Hernandez now has more homers than Giancarlo Stanton, who’s been seemingly healthy all year. Direct line from Cesar to Brutus to brutal. By the by, as most of you heard by now, Cleveland is taking the name Guardians. I’m told this is because the statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge are called the Guardians of Traffic. So, someone was sitting in traffic and came up with the name? If they’re named after statues, was the name Emmys in the running? If they’re named after statues, why does their new logo with wings look like a maxi pad?

 

Or maybe as this guy nailed:

Or they could’ve went with the best and most obvious name change:

But nah. In fairness to the Cleveland Guardians, every team name likely starts by sounding stupid. We just get used to them. 120 years ago people were like, “Red Sox? I’m wearing beige socks, you idiots!”

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

“Jesse Jackson calls New York the Jaime Barrio.”

LOL. I remember that!

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

i appear to be the last to know this (or the first i guess, crazy i didn’t till just now though): fantrax and espn if you start the pitcher otani you also DO in fact get his stats. i noticed i had a steal today in both an espn and fantrax league where i have otani the pitcher starting for pitching stats. not ONE of my hitters in either league had a steal but daily stats or matchup stats show me having 1 steal, otani’s 1 steal. so everybody but yahoo figured out how to actually do this, which is awesome.

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

walsh oblique out 6 weeks

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

eric lauers next 2 starts are scheduled vs pitt, one away then home, and they just traded one of their best hitters. hes owned in like 15% of leagues.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Need to get 40 innings total. With four relievers my guess is I need 32 innings from this group. Wins, Losses, QS, ERA and WHIP are the cats, who would you sit?

Shane home vs Yanks(JoMo)
Megill home vs Braves (Fried)
Sandoval home vs A’s (Bassitt)
Disco home vs Dodgers (Buehler)
Gausman home vs Astros (Framber)
Flexen home vs Astros (McCuellers)
Eovaldi on road vs Rays (Fleming)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Looks like the robot was right on Mknor.
Trust SON.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I need to put Betts on the IL but I’ve already got Rendon and Mondesi there. J.D. Davis is at 3B now–would you drop Rendon (to put Betts on IL) and then pick up Soler?

My only offensive drop option is Baddoo, but he’s my only SB threat, and maybe Arozarena, but that seems crazy. I’ve got a few expendable pitchers right now (Gilbert, Green, Barlow) but my pitching and closer situation is shaky after losing Pablo and Peralta. With only $23 left to spend I can’t be too aggressive.

Thanks for writing!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Who has more home runs from here out, Votto or Soler?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

Jorge Soler with 2 Ding Dongs. Well done with that piece of advice sir.

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Do you believe Gleyber can continue raking and getting bags in the second half?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
1 year ago

Or is Baddoo better option?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

So after listening to your interview with Nick I went ahead and bought your e-book., I can’t figure out how to access it. I’d appreciate your help.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How long does it usually take for the email to arrive?

BTW, thanks for the Soler advice as well.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yup, there it was. Everyone’s a critic, even my email service.?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

Hello Grey,
I’m guessing Votto should be rostered in a 10 Team H2H Points League?

I keep seeing mention of him on the site, and I am wondering if I should grab him. I have Abreu at 1B, but I could put Slowey Joey at Util? That would mean sitting Baez, as I have Bichette at SS.

Oh the problems some of us have – HA!

Thanks Grey.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Drop kiki or baddoo for soler?

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

Another one. Fire!

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

Prob should of dropped Stanton and not kiki

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Soler another one!

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

5×5 obp 4 keepers. Which side

Walsh, Touki

Hayes, Bieber, Bard

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

Great call on Soler.

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

i know this is insanely anecdotal but trea turner as good as he is, is about to go HAAM. rumors that nats won’t extend him… like oh you want to mess with my money… SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!!

watch turner be the best fantasy player rest of season on a random yet not so out on a limb call.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yea agree so not so crazy. an amazing player with max motivation, im just happy i have him.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team 6X6 with QS, SVHLD, TB and OBP

1) Need to drop a pitcher, Josiah or Price?

2) Pick one reliever for SVHLD: May, Hembree, Barlow, N Ramirez, Soria, Garrett, Bard, Suarez

3) Hold McNeil or drop for: B Anderson, Y Diaz, B Bradley, Rodgers, Choi, Tellez, T Taylor

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Kyle Muller had a Quality Start in my book!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

Hello Grey,
I have a roster issue coming up soon and I was hoping you could assist. It is a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. And I will try not to confuse you.

I have Eloy and Upton on the IL, McNeill on my Bench and an OF or Chris Taylor, Adolis Garcia, Ramon Laureano and Mr. Badoo (yeah, Acuna really hurt). So I was wondering what I should do since Upton and Eloy need to come off IL and I am trying to limit one Bench spot for Offense.

I am thinking I could drop McNeill, Upton and one of Garcia or Badoo, but I am not sure.

Your advice would be most welcome. Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks very much Grey. Sounds like a plan.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? With Eloy being activated today the obvious cut is Nimmo in a 12-team, OBP, keeper league (i.e., my other outfielders are Yelich, Arozarena, Mullins, Laureano, and Reynolds). However, one could make the argument that Nimmo is just as valuable as Yelich for the rest-of-the-year (especially in an OBP league), yet wouldn’t fetch anything in a trade.

Anythehoo…the question is do I just cut Nimmo, or do I keep Nimmo and try to trade Yelich to another owner for a starting pitcher?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s what I was thinking as it’s a keeper league and an owner that’s currently not in playoff contention would probably take a chance on Yelich for next season.

Here are some options that I like off other teams who are out of playoff contention (i.e., Wheeler, Morton, Sandoval, Marquez, Rodon, and Skubal). Who of those are in play for an offer?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it Grey!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Grey, would you pick up Thairo for IKF in a 12-team points league?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Soler or duran. Duran hasn’t registered a sb yet. His k rate is now a point higher than Javy baez. I know it is a small sample, but he is sitting vs lhp too.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

I searched and saw you answered this question already. While steals would be great, I could use everything. I want production

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am giving duran a little more time. I added soler in a league and cut someone else.

tigersharkz
tigersharkz
1 year ago

(didn’t read comments, so forgive me if I am repeating something mentioned numerous times…)

In prison, aren’t they Egression Fairies?

H
H
1 year ago

H2H pts league: Luis Urias or Wander Franco? Thank you.

H
H
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you for the fast reply. One more question if I may? Would you drop Sonny Gray for Carlos Carassco? Thank you!

James L LeGade
James L LeGade
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Which 4 would you keep at these prices?($260 budget with C. C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, DH, SP, SP, SP, SP, P, P, RP, RP, RP full MLB universe) with scaling inflation ($5 first three years then $10 every year after that; All players would be first year kept unless otherwise noted and dollar figures are next years numbers)

Bo Bichette – $35
Matt Olson – $28 (Thanks to you!)
J.D. Martinez – $24 (would be 4th year kept)
Lance Lynn, $22 (Double thanks to you!)
Corbin Burnes – $8
Tim Anderson – $32
Yordan Alvarez – $12 (would be 2nd year kept)
Aaron Civale – $6
Tyler O’Neil – $7
Kyle Lewis – $14

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Is Sonny Gray droppable at this point? 12 team league. 5×5

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

Grey man! Great post as always. There are some serious schmohawks on there rn. But i think these 3 need a closer look. ROS Kepler Bader Soler pick 1 and how close is it.

With playoff pitching looking murky touki def makes sense regardless of his shaky peripherals, or do u hold on kaprelian, valdez

Lamonte has been very impressive thairo Estrada alike

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I agree that Touki is worth rostering, but Son HATES his next start. My options to cut are Wood & Mahle. 12 tm H2H.
Touki vs Milw -12
Wood vs Hous +4
Mahle vs Cubs 1; but then vs Min +15

I’m leaning towards cutting Wood and starting Touki. Your opinion?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Hey again Grey…

Apologies for bugging you again today, but this trade needs professional eyes on it.

Guy in my league wants the rejuvenated Soto and Robbie Ray. Historically he offers lots of trash back for it. I am looking at countering with this. Wanted your opinion:

His:
Trea Turner
Starling Marte
R Rodriguez
A Wood

My:
Soto
Swanson
Ray
Sewald

Thanks again, G!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He countered with:

Semien
Marte
Wood or Cease
Rodriguez

What are your thoughts?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Actually, he would get the Soto package… He swapped Semien in for Trea for what’s being sent back to me

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That was my initial thought too..

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It is decided…I’m holding firm for Trea.

Sidenote, but I want to say thank you again. I’m sure these constant questions get mind-numbingly annoying, but as a newer fantasy baseball player, you have absolutely been fundamental to my success. I really do appreciate your time and consistent advice.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry for the confusion. This trade is bananas

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

He just sent me another message… He’s actually offering a combo of either Cease / Gilbert / Flexin AND Wood. I’m not sure if I would want that as I’d have to drop someone to make it.

In terms of my droppable pitchers, I have:

Kikuchi
Touki

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

u know whos faceplanting? jared walsh. i think you can stop lamenting missing out on him now. last 30 days hes been straight up garbage.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

last 15 games like 60 at bats hes got 2 homers hitting around .160, so cheer up!

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Are you ok with dropping B.Marsh for K.Hernandez? Realistically Marsh will be the drop in my 12 team keeper league(keep10) when Bregman is activated.

Not sure if it has been mentioned ad nauseum, but Kike is scheduled to face 6 lefties in a row starting tomorrow. There are some potentially tasty stats coming off of Kike’s bats in the next week. Bader is also available.

Also, is Odorizzi a streamer or hold at this point. Not sure what to do with both Odorizzi and Kikuchi who coincidentally square off against each other later this week. Clase is available on waivers who I would like to grab as a handcuff for Karinchak.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about grabbing Hembree for Odorizzi? Have a feeling that I will losing Kennedy soon as a closing option.
Hembree or Clase as the handcuff

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks grey. Last one I promise. At catcher I am currently running S.Murphy out there. Would you drop him for any of
M.Stassi
Torrens
A.Kirk(love the upside)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Worth keeping MadBum for his start against Texas Wednesday or drop him for Minor vs White Sox today?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

AL-only pick 2: Choi, Ibanez, Y. Diaz, Mejia, G. Allen. Need power more than speed, but they’re also hopefully just short term pickups. ‘Tron says Ibanez is the best for the next week.

Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
1 year ago

Like many, obviously concerned that Adolis has turned back into the pumpkin he most likely is deep down..
A. Would u dump Adolis for any of- Wade, Bader, Soler, Myers, Naquin
B. Would u dump Urias for Jeff McNeil?
C. Is there a support group for the poor saps who drafted Yelich in the 1st round?

thanks Greyskull

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
1 year ago

How’s my rotation looking in your opinion at this point?

Guys who were rock solid before are starting to look awfully shaky. Looking at possibly grabbing Patrick Sandoval. Would you sub him for anyone below? And then for an IL stash, would you prefer Severino or Ynoa?

(ESPN, 12 teams, h2h, 6×6 WHIP/QS)

-Brandon Woodruff
-Kevin Gausman
-Hyun-Jin Ryu
-John Means
-Luis Garcia
-Shane McClanahan
-Yusei Kikuchi

-Luis Severino (IL)

Thanks, Grey!

Rey Noles
Rey Noles
1 year ago

Pick up either Soler or Bader over Andrew Vaughn? 12 tm H2H 6×6 OBP

Rey Noles
Rey Noles
1 year ago

Pick up either Soler or Bader over Andrew Vaughn? 12 tm H2H 6×6 OBP

Kari
Kari
1 year ago

How hard would I kick myself in the rear if I told Omar Narvaez to take a 2 week vacation and put a sub in like
Z. Collins (2 for 1…maybe)
M. Stassi
D Varsho (2 for 1, but only 5 games)
M. Garver
Or pretty much any catcher except for the usual. The problem is the usual usually includes Omar that gave me a huge whomping 3 points. last week. I got highest score of the year this past week. I will never give up my Chris Taylor.
H2H points league.

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

What order do you like for rest of the season? It’s a 12 team 5×5 H2H league.

Lourdres Gurriel
Wil Myers
Harrison Bader
LaMonte Wade Jr

I’ll need to cut at least 1

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

What order do you like for rest of the season? It’s a 12 team 5×5 H2H league.

Lourdres Gurriel
Wil Myers
Harrison Bader
LaMonte Wade Jr

I’ll need to cut at least 1

Ben W
Ben W
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Drop loudres or Wade? Or those are your top 2?

Kari
Kari
1 year ago

How hard would I kick myself in the rear if I told Omar Narvaez to take a 2 week vacation and put a sub in like
Z. Collins (2 for 1…maybe)
M. Stassi
D Varsho (2 for 1, but only 5 games)
M. Garver
Or pretty much any pitcher except for the usual. The problem is the usual usually includes Omar that gave me a huge whomping 3 points. last week. I got highest score of the year this past week. I will never give up my Chris Taylor.
H2H points league.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Soler or Santander?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 year ago

Use the #1 waiver claim on Conforto in a 12 team league? Can’t picture a hitter with more potential hitting the wire this year, but who knows…

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Hey hey glad Grey –

Just wanted to give you a tip of the biggest cap for some of your recent bullseyes, including Touki and Soler.

In return I’d like to maybe give ya a little chuckle – the latest blunders by the Yahoo dudes, who haven’t been great this year.

https://imgur.com/a/jPoPs2T

Thanks as always!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Garbage Day
1 year ago

If you can’t see, they called Bobby Bradley “Booby” in a blurb about Franmil.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Garbage Day
1 year ago

This is awesome hahaha

speill
speill
1 year ago

I see that Mr Trout has an issue with his calf. Even if it’s minor I see the Angles really keeping a limit on him through the remaining schedule. Would you hold him or swap him for possibly Rizzo and Lynn. Or hold for now. Thanks .

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Need pitching and power…

1. Was offered his Snell for my Grisham. Could also snag Soler, Pollock or Upton off the WW to replace TG.

2. Need 2: Irvin, Urquidy, Javier, Stroman, Sonny, German, Sandoval, Josiah, Means or Heaney ROS?

3. We dropping Lindor? Hosmer is available at UTIL.

turnandcoughlin
turnandcoughlin
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Who do you like better, dynasty league. Logan Gilbert, Casey Mize, Sandy Alcantara?
Thanks

turnandcoughlin
turnandcoughlin
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you Sir!

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
1 year ago

What trade acquisition would it take for Seattle in order for you to believe in their playoff hopes and dreams?

Jose Ramirez?
Whit Merrifield?
A starting pitcher?

Muscles Marinara
Muscles Marinara
1 year ago

yo yo yo yo
Thinking of throwing Sonny Gray onto the heap.. would u grab Montas, or Trevor Rogers/Carrasco to stash?
spanks

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I just traded Soler forSonny but Soler was a bit unnecessary on my team. Sonny has 89 Ks in 70 IP this year. Do you think he is hurt or could he pull it together? Thanks.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the following OF. who do you like?

soler – 4 vs cws, 3 @ tor
renfroe – 4 vs tor, 3 @ tb

also, two of these SPs

gilbert @ tex
wood vs hou
bassitt @ laa
framber @ sf

thank you!

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

RCL … Sandoval or Sandoval for the ROS

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  KevinB
1 year ago

I meant Cease or Sandoval for the ROS lol

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  KevinB
1 year ago

Tough one.. prolly Sandoval, but could see going with Sandoval instead – depends on needs

Ry
Ry
1 year ago

Lamonte or Dylan Moore?

Havent been able to play Moore lately because of his BA.

marz0834
marz0834
1 year ago

Points league, should I drop Fred Paralta for touki?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m in a starts limit league. Really considering dropping Fredo there. Your thoughts?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

*Solitary tear rolls down an otherwise stone-faced Fred’s cheek*

Omar
Omar
1 year ago

OPS weekly H2H cats.

Would you give Yordan and Corey Seager (who neither can be kept for 2022) for Bichette (who CAN be kept for 2022)?

Current OF: Soto, Yordan, Bellinger, Eloy, Pham, Conforto

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS

Deep league
Heaney or Bumgarner
(I know, neither is probably the correct answer, but these are the best options)

McZero
McZero
1 year ago

Bader or Adonis?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  McZero
1 year ago

Is Duran a keeper on this team? We keep 13 so it is a mini dynasty and league has been going strong for 10 years now.

Alonso/Olson
Cronesworth
Devers/Donaldson
Story/Swanson
Meadows/Haniger/Arozarena/Tapia/Kepler/Soler/Laureano/Duran

Woodruff/Burnes/Scherzer

McZero
McZero
1 year ago

Bader or Adonis?

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Howdy Grey, hope you had a good weekend.

With Eloy being activated, my bench/util is crowded and would like to add a pitcher or two.

Ideally Id like to cut 2 but am trying to swing a trade since they all have solid value in 12 team mixed league.
Which two are you cutting/looking to offload out of these guys (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG):
Eloy, Conforto, O’Neill, Hayes, Duran, Pham

and which 2 pitchers are you adding in their place? (QS instead of W):
Manoah, Gilbert, Megill, McClanahan, Houck, EdRod

P.S. – As an astros fan, having bellinger suck it up on my fantasy time has a nice silver lining. He pretty much hasn’t been the same since Correa told him to STFU if he didn’t know all the facts. Schadenfraude hehe.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir! Touki a good return for Hayes?

Ralph
Ralph
1 year ago

I need to drop 3 SP in the next week or 2 out of Nola, Morton, Castillo, Rodriguez, L Garcia, Alzolay, McClanahan, Gilbert, Touissaint and Montas. Roto league QS instead of wins innings cap at 1400 I would need to drop 1 SP right away to make any moves. Would you trade Trout for Cole? I was thinking of asking for a closer as well he has Diaz, Presley, Reyes and Karinchak. Appreciate it Grey!

Ralph
Ralph
Reply to  Ralph
1 year ago

Soler is still available in my league but I’m handcuffed with Trout, Eloy and Sims coming off IL sometime soon.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Cut one (points league)

Wade
Bader
JD Davis
Adames

handy afterall
handy afterall
1 year ago

Goodly Monday!
Clearly, we are responsible for bringing Eloy back today, as when castellanos went down, I asked you to tell me he would be, and…thine words manifest! *whispers murmur through the crowd*

Please pick 2 to start this week (robot values sandwiched):

Fried @ nym (6.4)
Gray @ nym (5)
Wood @ hou (3.8)
Kikuchi vs hou (1.7)
Alzolay vs cin @ was (-2.7, -4.7)
Price @ sf (1.9)

12 team, h2h, standard cats, locked lineups
Much appreciated.

handy afterall
handy afterall
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I handed you a pail of mystery meat I bought down at the pier, from a guy on rollerblades. There was a lid on it, to keep the flies out, but the lid was black and hot to the touch, from sitting in the sun. I asked you to reach in and pull out the choice cuts, and I’m confident that’s what you’ve done.
Thanks again. Now, you might wanna wash yer hands.

Contender
Contender
1 year ago

Need another SP in a H2H 12-teamer. Please rank Manoah, Skubal, Taijuan ROS.

Also short term for this week. Please rank these starts:
Skubal home vs BAL
Weathers home vs COL
Taijuan home vs ATL
Manoah home vs KC (if he comes off of IL)

Or avoid these starts and try to play ratios? Thanks much!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

No room on my DL for Trevor Rogers. What do you expect from him ROS? Obviously I love him but could really use the roster spot.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Would you rather own Candelario or Wisdom? H2H with OBP.

FYI I’d be using either of them to spell Matt Chapman at 3B, who has been in a nasty slump.

Thanks!

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Any concerns with this staff? 200 GS limit. I am on pace for right at 200. QS, IP, K, WHIP, ERA, K/BB
Burnes
Scherzer
Woodruff
Guasman
Urias
Ryu
Maeda
Price
Luis Garcia

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
1 year ago

Only available options are:
JoMo
Corbin
Matz
Megill
Cobb
German
Heaney

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Better fill-in at SS this week: Ronald Torreyes (4 vs. WAS) or Nicky Lopez (4 vs. CHW)? Thanks.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Brian Reynolds for Brandon Marsh and Ryan Weathers in a keeper league

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Would you drop Avisail Garcia for Soler?

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
1 year ago

Also, would you rather drop Soria or McGee for streaming batty calls? FYI my other closers are Melancon and McGee.

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
1 year ago

Sorry, that shouldve read:
Also, would you rather drop Soria or Ian Kennedy for streaming batty calls? FYI my other closers are Melancon and McGee.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, you starting Gausman vs Houston this week? Concerned about him ROS?
You would take Bader over Aquino this week?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Starting him, or concerned?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

In my league that counts standard 5 cats + OPS, ABs, and Ks should I go with Badoo or Tyler O’Neil?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Drop Brandon Crawford for Mancini? 6X6 OPS redraft.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Or drop conforto instead?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Which side?

Tommy Pham/Lance Lynn or Jared Walsh/Alex Wood

Thanks!

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
1 year ago

Greay h2h league would you sit anyone to get Toussaint in? i’m thinking Eovaldi but everytime i pull him he has a monster week. everyone else has been pretty steady ytd. Gallen is already on the bench

N. Eovaldi
K. Gausman
J. Urias
B. Woodruff
C. Burnes
T. Toussaint(R)
Z. Gallen(R)
E. Diaz
F. Peralta

TC
TC
1 year ago

10 team standard roto, keep 15 no limit. Would you trade JRam, Laureano, and Gausman for C. Burnes, A. Riley, and Eloy or Yordan? Which of Eloy or Yordan would you rather have in that deal?

Pujols should be Home
Pujols should be Home
1 year ago

Hi Gray. Please Rank ROS this 3 almost dead players: Luis Robert, Bellinger, Yelich.

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I have Raimel Tapia, Dominic Smith, Justin Upton, Andrew McCuthen, Robbie Grossman, Yoan Moncada and Justin Upton.

1.Would you waive any of them to get LaMonte Wade? 2. 2. Also, I still need to waive another one to get Jose Iglesias since only one have one SS.

Thanks so much for all your help!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!