“Hello, Proprietor of a Milliner, I understand your trade is hat-making. I was wondering if you could make this Dairy Queen sundae helmet into a normal-sized head helmet…Right, right, I get that. Yes, I guess I could just buy a helmet from the John Olerud collection, but I’d like this exact Kansas City Royals sundae helmet. It’s for Opening Day for the 2021 baseball season, Mr. Milliner–Wait a second, I’m seeing news come across my ticker…Adalberto Mondesi has an oblique strain? Forget it, Opening Day is called off. Goodbye.” How do you strain your oblique on the one day without baseball between now and July? Was he reaching up to get a suitcase out of overhead baggage? Well, I too have baggage, but I push my baggage down until I randomly start crying at red lights! Why, why whywhywhy…Well, I guess, Happy Opening Day! It feels less happy now with Mondesi news. The Royals recalled Nicky Lopez, which is objectively just funny. If you have late drafts, like after Opening Day, I updated top 500 for Mondesi, conservatively removing 100 at-bats, which is roughly three weeks to a month. It seemed like a big stretch to have Mondesi hitting 3rd in that lineup. Obviously too big of a stretch for his oblique. Hopefully, he can get back soon, because it’s Opening freakin’ Day! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy baseball:

Kyle Isbel – 24-year-old prospect is favorite to see the strong side of platoon in the Royals’ right field, and, since the Royals have very little interesting depth, Isbel could just win the full-time job. By the by, Kyle Isbel sounds like a runner-up to win American Idol. “I always say no one should try Whitney Houston, but, Kyle, you’ve proved me wrong and would’ve made Whitney proud. You’re through to the next round.” Isbel is a some speed, some power, some contact hitter. 50 grades for all three. For now, I’m interested in 15-team or deeper leagues, and he’ll be in Friday’s Buy/Sell, which is already available on Patreon.

Austin Nola – Will start year on the IL, i.e., no Nola, which sounds like music teacher correcting scales.

Trent Grisham – Will start year on the IL. Didn’t adjust him in my top 20 outfielders ranks, because he won’t be out long, and more bluntly *coughs through a cloud of smoke* I ain’t drafting him or anymore.

Andrew Vaughn – Made the White Sox Opening Day roster, which was assumed for a while now. Yes, of course, he’ll be in this Friday’s Buy column. Though, he is sitting on Opening Day because Tony spilled scotch on his lineup card.

Eloy Jimenez – Second opinion confirmed that he needs surgery. *dissolve to five months from now*…Eloy’s going for surgery after the White Sox received a 434th opinion. Kidding, he had surgery and is out 5-6 months. Good stuff. *Tommen falling out the window*

George Springer – Hit the IL with an oblique strain, but the Jays said he could be back as soon as next week. Speaking of backs, that will be the next thing he injures. Hey, blame the crystal ball, pardner.

Tony Watson – Signed with Angels. Also, Steve Cishek signed there. Signing Watson and Cishek can only mean one thing, Maddon is trying to discover DNA.

Shohei Ohtani – Pulled from a start with a blister. Thought only his fantasy owners were getting blisters.

Franchy Cordero – Activated from the Covid-19 list, and about to go 19/19/covid! Wait, that makes no sense. Franchy about to be a late sleeper that I touted all preseason, after not drafting him once. Let’s go!

Kyle Lewis – Hit the IL with a deep bone bruise and I have a deep bruise of my soul. Fantasy Baseball Overlord, why do you hurt me? I await your answer. The Mariners said Lewis could’ve played on Thursday, but he will be sidelined for a few weeks. How, please take the time to answer me this, do you go from being able to play today but can’t return for a few weeks? Alas, Taylor Trammell and The Gypsy Kings’ Marmelejos will play more, and Tee-Tee is in Friday’s Buy.

Ji-Man Choi – Undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee. That’s what happens when you’re demonstrating how to make banana splits out of the ice cream parlor. Nah’mean? I removed Ji-Man from the top 20 1st basemen, but didn’t up anyone like Tsutsugo, because you prolly don’t want that noise, and, yeah, draft season is done. Finally.

Todd Frazier – Re-signed a minor league deal with the Pirates. Todd, you’re embarrassing New Jersey, and that’s a very low bar.

Dustin May – Will start the year as the 5th starter. Horny time, party for one. Made a slight adjustment to him in my top 80 starters, failing to move him up as high as I had him before the Bauer signing (around 40th starter overall). Still can’t imagine him staying in the rotation for longer than 12-15 starts, but oh, what a glorious 12-15 starts they shall be for The Human Carrot.

Steven Souza – Signed with the Dodgers. Souza has a better chance of getting time in the brass section of the LA Philharmonic.

Sixto Sanchez – Will start the year in the alternate camp, where they listen to KCRW. So, Sixto went from the Fish to Fishbone. I wasn’t drafting Sixto this year, so I’m pretty whatever on this news, but it’s not value-crushing news. The Marlins just don’t need a fifth starter yet, and Sanchez isn’t throwing a full season anyway.

Kyle Garlick – Made the Twins’ roster. A Kyle Garlick implies the existence of Kyle Halitosis.

Yu Chang – Announced as Cleveland’s Opening Day 1st baseman with Jordan Luplow in center. Time can Chang Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time, nor expect anything from anything from Cleveland’s hitting.

Mike Soroka – Hit the IL as he returns from Achilles surgery. “Hey, I thought my doctor was operating on my Achilles, not…Well, why is he wearing a toga?”

Odubel Herrera – Reassigned to minor league camp. After adding ODB to the top 100 outfielders late and–Well, I shouldn’t add anyone late! Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley will share center field duties, and, hehe, I said duties. Roman Quinn is in the top 100 outfielders, and Haseley was usually modeled by Anjelica Huston, and I will monocle, but his projections are around 12/8/.255, which would have Haseley saying, “Huston, we have a problem. Uh, Anjelica.”

Hector Neris – Announced as the Phils’ closer. How long does that last? One week or two? Or does it last four months and you wish it ended after one week?

Jose Leclerc – Underwent Tommy John surgery. There should be some kind of fine for teams who have pitchers go down in March, needing Tommy John surgery. How you mfers get through the entire offseason to only realize someone’s elbow is janky in March? You’re telling me Rangers’ GM Chris Young couldn’t see this coming? He can see everything coming, he’s eight feet tall!

Rougned Odor – Didn’t make the Rangers. Like one who dealt it, I feel the need to defend Odor. He sucks — with a defense like this, he’s gonna be doing 25 to life — but the Rangers went with Charlie Culberson and Brock Holt instead. They’re like getting the benefit of Tommy Edman’s position eligibility with nothing else, and, since the Rangers are in a real baseball league, and not a fantasy one, I’m not sure they need a guy to qualify at a position. Ha, my defense of Odor was about as good as “No, sweetheart, it was the dog.”

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letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Lou Bob coming through already with a run and a steal!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  letsgobravos
1 year ago

Not wild about him hitting 7th, but yeah. Garcia should be behind him, at least. But love the speed.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I just had a nap (for reals) and woke up and saw that Longoria and Posey had homered and now I don’t know what year it is.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Holland is not good

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I added Wade Davis in RCL almost immediately. He looked pretty good. Good velocity, sharp slider.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Might as well get the first one of the year out of the way… I hate F’n closers!

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Yeah Boooooyd!

The talented mr. dope man
The talented mr. dope man
1 year ago

how much would you bid on Ian Kennedy in a 12 tm al only? My only other reliver is hendriks

$270 FAAB budget

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

*count

Ya know whatV F it. Tomorrow is a brand new day. At least Alfaro swiped a bag & Meadows hit a tater.
:(

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, watching the end we (Rockies) just won but of course they played that bum.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Made it interesting (greiited teeth emoji). Though if Gameday is to be believed he was throwing some serious smoke…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Bard hung a slider to Muncy for a lead triple. Taylor I think had a real good at bat drew a walk on close pitches. He hit Smith on a pitch that was barely inside. Smith let it hit him on the elbow guard. Bard looked pretty good. Triple digit heat. The slider was effective against righties. Got Mookie to end it

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah that was getting out of but like Oaktown said…. Who am I kidding? I’m going to try to find someone else on all teams with him.

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

08:00 AM, “Happy opening day! What a glorious day it is for baseball, love is in the air and hope springs eternal!”

4:00 PM, “I hate this F’n game. Stupid Darvish with 2-2 coins with a 5 run lead 1 out from a W & he does that?! GAH!”

Rick Brown
Rick Brown
1 year ago

Any idea why Freddy Peralta was pitching out of the pen today? 2 innings,6 k’s! But I bet most people had him on their bench,like me!
Diego gets the first save for Tampa and looked good doing it.

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

Would’ve been nice if someone would’ve told us Freddy Peralta was gonna pitch today!

Come on Counsel

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
1 year ago

My adds for Sat: M. Cabrera, Owings, A. Cabrera (my opening day batty call! yes!), M. Taylor, TShaw. (This list keeps getting longer…)

Seriously, maybe there is a correlation between these older pitchers who don’t have high heat who know how to use what they have to succeed, to some of these older hitters who keep on keeping?

BTW, I am panicking and dropping all my picks…They were all a mistake.

Opening Day! Yes!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Reyes or Pagan?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Ended up with Ketel Marte at 2b on all 4 of my teams thanks to Grey having him well ahead of ADP in the top 500. 4/4 with a homer is a nice way to kick off the season.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Hey Gr~ey,

Happy Opening Day!

1) Could you pick your top 3 out of these for the week?
Tarik Skubal, David Peterson, Adbert Alzolay, JT Brubaker, Anthony DeSclafani

Thanks!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Word, I did make a list from the Streamonator, I hear what you’re saying *thumb’s up*

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Word, I did make a list from the Streamonator, I hear what you’re saying *thumb’s up*

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Colome with the blown save after Rogers pitched a clean 7th.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How short of a leash do you think Colome will have in the closer role?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Rough start for the lower end aces I drafted in the 4th-5th rounds. Castillo, Woodruff and Flaherty have all been varying degrees of trash.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  letsgobravos
1 year ago

Castillo’s fastball was extremely hittable today. Wasn’t fooling the Cards or missing bats at all. The Reds defense looks like garbage too. I’d be a bit concerned with him. Not so much with Woodruff or Flaherty though. Just mediocre starts in less than ideal matchups.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Big Magoo
1 year ago

Thanks for the heads up. I was watching the Dodgers/Rockies. Castillo fell to me in the 4th in the late 30s. Thought I was getting a steal there so hopefully he won’t turn out to be a dud this year.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The weather may have been a factor

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Wait, so Bellinger was robbed of a homer by… Turner?

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Any time you pass the runner in front of you, I think it has to be your fault…

So Bellinger robbed of homer by… Bellinger!

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
1 year ago

BREAKING NEWS: Angels trade Steve Cishek to Pirates for Kyle Crick to make Grey’s DNA joke even more appropo.

birrrdy~
birrrdy~
Reply to  birrrdy!
1 year ago

err, I mean apropros.

Crick and Watson just sent me a nasty text re: spellchecking.

Happy Opening Day all!

(and boo the Nats for ruining my Scherzer-DeGrom starts today)

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
1 year ago

First saves of the year go to Gregory Soto and Julian Merryweather. Just like we expected.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That bullpen is a mess. As are many bullpens, to be fair.

Doesn’t look quite as bad as the Reds defense though. Oof. What’s worse – Suarez at SS or the Indians trying to shoehorn Rosario in CF?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Curt and definitive. Are you a Castillo owner? But yes, I agree. It was a stupid idea to begin with. Should’ve just kept Iglesias from a couple of years ago.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s hard to see this experiment lasting too much longer. Might be better to try India at SS. That at least has a chance of working.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Pitching pillow-fight going on in KC.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Naturally my boy Dozier is the only Royal not to reach base so far.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hosmer unaffected so far though!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just the eight stranded by Dozier today.

Richard Scott Olcott
Richard Scott Olcott
1 year ago

Happy Opening Day, Grey!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Nothing like having your whip and era destroyed in one inning by your best pitcher. Luis Castillo. Oh boy. Btw, Suarez not look at that smooth at SS.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Not looking all that smooth

hondo
hondo
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

What is their backup plan?Cause he really sucks.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

He just had another throwing error that led to a run since goldy took 2nd base.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
1 year ago

Hey dad.

Your Mondesi Lovin, SP Puntin, Son of a gun reporting.

I have been balls deep in fantasy hoops, trying to catch up to baseball. Would you recommend having a balanced attack with pitching? Or a focused attack either going for Ws & Ks, or Saves, ERA & WHIP?

I love strategy talk, if you couldnt tell already.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m confused. Is there an article that talks about pitching strategy that I missed?

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  mcstarrs
1 year ago

This is for a 12 team, 5×5 categories standard yahoo public league.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

woof nevermind, my apologies if i’ve offended you in some way

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Heard, I need to work on my communication. Will try to ask better questions in the future.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

Not sure what the over/under on Donaldson getting hurt was, but…whoever had Game 1 wins!!!

Richard
Richard
1 year ago

Ginkel Soria or crorchton with most D’Back saved?

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Which side – Teoscar or Dansby?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

HAPPY OPENING DAY GREY!!!!

Just heard Alex Reyes will be the closer in STL over Hicks (expletive). Is Hicks still worth holding onto in non-holds leagues?

Also, have room for 1 IL spot, who do I stash, who gets dropped:
– Framber Valdez
– Luis Severino

Thanks as always!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks for the advice; do you like A. Reyes or Taylor Rogers better for saves now?

.. and just got the alert Lamet hit the IL today… I now have 3x IL slots with the following guys all on the IL. Damn terrible drafting apparently:

– Springer
– Lewis
– Lamet
– Valdez
– Severino

so, i’ll either need to stash 1-2 on my bench for a bit or cut loose.

at least we have real baseball!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Just swooped him for Fairbanks. Thanks for the tip! I hated having to play best guess with TB closers.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Donaldson didn’t even make it to the bottom of the first.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ke’bombin!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Gonna be a fun guy to watch

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

My most owned player

Lucky Dog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Missed him by 1 pick. D’oh!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Not sure what antone’s role will be and where he sits in pecking order while in the pen. I play in a s+h league. Would you rather own antone or soto from Det for s+h. Soto looks like the closer in Det. They qualify at sp. Ratios are important too. A bad team doesn’t mean there won’t be saves so I don’t mind owning a rp on bad team as long as the other pitch stats are good. Thanks

Lucky Sog
Lucky Sog
1 year ago

Like the Rays situation, I don’t get Senien as a lead-off bat. He makes more sense than Yoshi, but not by much.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not sure what antone’s role will be and where he sits in pecking order while in the pen. I play in a s+h league. Would you rather own antone or soto from Det for s+h. Soto looks like the closer in Det. They qualify at sp. Ratios are important too. A bad team doesn’t mean there won’t be saves so I don’t mind owning a rp on bad team as long as the other pitch stats are good. Thanks

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, you’re probaby right on both counts – I just have this gut feeling about him this year.

That said, you’re spot on about Springer, if/when his oblique settles down. God I hate that injury for any of my hitters. They can rehab for months, come back & jack it up again on 1 swing.

Don’t look now, Fried is settling down. That was a naaaaassssty curveball.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Have I mentioned I hate Bill Miller? Harper K’s twice at the bottom of the zone & Miller calls both balls, despite that being a strike earlier in the AB.

And maybe his name is spelled Mueller, but I hate him too much to GIS if I’m spelling it wrong.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Maybe it was Realmuto. Mueller still sucks.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

Pumped for opening day. Thanks for all you do from you and the crew.

10 team Wins saves Era WHIP K/BB K/9 QS league

Current Roster is
Sp-Castilllo
Sp-Bundy
Rp-Jansen
RP- Diekman
P- Wittigren
P- Bassit
P-Means
Pomeranz
Snell
Paddack
Mahle
Paxton

Thinking about adding Skubal Would you drop any of these guys for him?

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 year ago

Don’t look now, but after 1 inning, Bieber has an 18.00 ERA and 3.00 WHIP.

Good times! Happy baseball everyone.

Jolt

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
1 year ago

Another great read.

Had my main draft last night
10 team keeoer yahoo 6×6 roto QS, OPS, Saves/holds

C. C. Kelly
1B. M. Olsen
2B.K. Hiura
3B. M. Muncy
SS. F. Tatis K
MI T. Turner K
CI. D. Moore
OF. Acuna K
OF Soto K
OF Luis Robert K
OF Laureano
UT A Riley
UT. T. Edman
BN. L Taveras
BN. A. Vaughn
IL Kyle Lewis

SP: Bieber K, Bundy, Luzardo, Mahle, Eovaldi, Means, Montgomery, Singer IL Syndergaard

RP: R. Rodriquez, Holland, Melancon, Kooech, Tyker Rogers

NA: Kelenic, Torkelson, Devi Garcia

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I kinda waited till end of draft to start grabbing RP. Nice thing is I can grab middle relievers since holds count.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  The Flayed Man
1 year ago

With 4x 1st rounders (arguably the 1-2-3 in Acuna/Soto/Tatis) + Robert, you shouldn’t have to worry about hitting for a while. Like, a generation.

That hitting looks good for an 8-team league.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Why would the Rays start Yoshi Tsutsugo at lead off? He didn’t show well last year & couldn’t hit a lick this spring.

Perplexing.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Our boy Guriel with the 1st RBI of the year. Woot!

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The rays are not exactly conventional. Tsutsugo did habe good walk rates, hitting a different story.

delace2021
delace2021
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Hoping I can get your opinion on this glorious day.

12 team H2H league.

I was offered T Bauer and Xander B for Jose Ramirez and Chris Sale. My current shortstop is Swanson and my top three pitchers are Greinke, Snell, Gausman.

I have Urshela on the roster as well.

Sale would be a 20th round keeper next year Ramirez 12th round keeper. Bauer 13th round keeper next year.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Opening Day, let’s goooo! Thanks again for all the ways you’ve helped everyone get prepped for the season.

I’ve got a trade offer on the table in 14-team H2H points league: my Giolito for Yelich.

I like the deal, but it’s a keeper/auction draft league, and I was able to keep Giolito for $13, while Yelich was kept at $50. Even though I think the trade would put me in a better position to go for the chip this year, I’m not sure about that huge gap in keeper value. For reference, Aaron Nola went for $44 at auction, so I like the idea of potentially having Giolito at a low price and spending the savings elsewhere. Again, that’s obviously next year, and we’re not playing for next year’s chip! How to think about this situation?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha – I’ll mull the trade over a bit more.

One more trade I’d like to get your take on: my L. Castillo for Arenado (would be looking to upgrade from E. Escobar – the 3B waiver wire is super thin). Is that the right amount of return for Castillo?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Safe to assume you’d like Devers better as a target in exchange for L. Castillo?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If I were to try to upgrade 3B via waiver wire, would you drop Escobar for India?

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

It took me way longer than I’d like to admit to figure out the title

I am not a smart man

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

thoughts on benching Edwin Diaz for the Thurs-Sunday week this week in lieu of Ian Kennedy? Idea is that Mets might not play many games due to COVID cancellation

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Whos the drop if i pick up Diekman?
Neris
Bard
Garrett
Bush
Castillo
Crichton

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
1 year ago

Grey — the covid cancelled games will be made up, and MLB has been clear on player protocols —
10 days out positive test, 7 days close contact quarantine.

But what about reporting what players are out from this, and will they be put on a
“Covid IL” to allow for replacements? Have you heard? Thanks.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

Cancelling the Mets/Nats game most certainly sucks! I was really looking forward to an Official Opening Day matchup of deGrom vs. Scherzer. More importantly (because it pertains to my team), I most certainly will have to face deGrom twice in week #2 instead of once. At least one of those starts is in Coors *lower case and 2.5 font “yay”*.

Happy Opening Day Everyone!!!

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 year ago

Grateful Morning Meister Grey,

A) Listening to ‘Touch of Grey’ reminds me of an old friend who made my childhood the greatest and now another that is making my mid life crisis years the greatest. That doesn’t mean, I want to touch Grey:). Once again, thank you for your words of wisdom, your ferocious funny’s and your Semi-God like baseball knowledge. If I were ranking fantasy baseball writers, you’d be in a tier all by yourself. You’re kind of the only one I read so, your tier could be like five or six or seven…..

B) I don’t have any questions, just listening to your written word is enough but enough of the mushy sh-tuff, thank you and the beginning of my day just got soooo much better:).

C) There is no C :):):)!!!

CCC

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

Ok I have multiple college degrees and the Watson/DNA joke almost flew over my head. I haven’t felt this amused and also puzzled since Dennis Miller was on a Cubs broadcast complaining the Diamondbacks ‘A’ logo looked like “an airport runway at Chichen Itza”.

Is it better to stash Sale or Pearson on the IL? I’m thinking Pearson right?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

RIP Trevor Rosenthal for at least 10 days. Shoulder. Always a good sign.

Dilemma the SAGNOF grab? Maybe CBBC

Also Sixto with a shoulder issue too. “Discomfort” which is how all of the owners of these two feel, I imagine.

How do so many guys get hurt between March 31 & April 1st?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Not dilemma. Diekman!

I blame all of this on the 2nd Moderna shot yesterday. Hits like a truck.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Happy Opening Day! Though the unbridled excitement has been somewhat tempered by a Nats COVID outbreak.

Weekly lineup lock, long 11 day 1st period, any chance you sit Pete Alonso for Jared Walsh or Solak with the Mets maybe missing a full series against the Nats?

Thanks as always and glad to have baseball and your sage back advice in my day!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hitting cleanup! Woooo!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Edit?! What wizardry is this?!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

:::shakes dongs::::

Smitty
1 year ago

Ducks in a row – lineups ready LFG! Have a great day G-man!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team h2h weekly points league…

I was offered German or Kluber for my CJ Cron… (I have Olson as well)
what do you think?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

and the guy chickened out… :(

thanks Grey!

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

I know you’re not the prospect guy, but still want your take on this. I’m in a 10 team h2h dynasty league where prospects and rookies are extremely valuable (most team friendly tags). What do you think it should take to move Wander Franco? Would you even entertain offers to move him at this point?

My team is likely a year or two away from competing, but might be able to make a run if I got a good enough haul for Franco.

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you move Franco and Marquez for Yelich? I have Arozarena, Gurriel jr, Franmil and Frazier for my 4 outfield spots.

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I thought so. Just so hard to do. I traded Baez for tatis before he broke out so I’m terrified I make that move and regret it as soon as next test

Will
Will
1 year ago

Bud Black benches McMahon for Chris Owings on day one. You called it, Grey.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I swear that other than Trevor Story I am done with Rockies hitters. Bud Black is sure to play whatever washed up vet he can ahead of Hampson, McMahon, Hilliard et al. Worst manager in all of baseball.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Rosenthal to IL with shoulder inflammation…

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Diekman the pick up?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Grey, would you pick Fuentes (Rockies) or Vaughn?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Or Jay Bruce

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

Catcher question – so sorry..

How would you rank the following? Thanks!

– Mitch Garver
– Danny Jensen
– Wilson Ramos
– Jorge Alfaro
– Wilson Ramos

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Happy Opening Day!!! Finally!!

Drafted yesterday… How’d I do?

Hitting (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG)
C – McCann
1B- Alonso
2B- Muncy
SS- Lindor
3B- Devers
OF- Bellinger
OF- Gallo
OF- Nimmo
UT- Franmil
UT- Ke’Bryan
Bench- Adam Vaughn
IL- Kyle Lewis

Pitching (QS, ERA, WHIP, Ks, Sv+Hld)
SP- Lynn, Bundy, Gausman, Musgrove, D. May, Peralta, Webb
RP- D. Williams, Fairbanks, T. May, Diekman, Reyes, Duffey

Thanks for your posts everyday, makes mornings at work more tolerable.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My league mates didn’t adjust well to Sv+Hld instead of saves. Hader went 3rd round!! and Most of the top closers went before pick 75. (12 teams).

I got williams around pick 105, and all my other RPs I got round 18 or later. EZ money.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

who’s the better stash in a NA spot: Adell or Kiriloff?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Aaaaaaaand of course the WAS / NYM game is postponed due to COVID.

How is it possible that these players can’t follow protocol?! How are they not vaccinated?! Agh!

Between that & the Boston postponement I just lost like 5 players today. Gah!

david
david
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Is it going to be one game or the entire series.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  david
1 year ago

Now I’m hearing it’s just a rain delay.

TBD

Maybe Yahoo playing an April fools joke?

Herb
Herb
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Who would you drop out of Stroman, Christian Javier, and Elieser Hernandez?

They’re all pretty close in your rankings.

Thanks!

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

Start ryu vs the yanks?

Fred
Fred
1 year ago

Utility spot for today: ohtani (vs giolito) or Cron (vs Kershaw) (@ coors)

Outfielder spot – joc pederson (vs. Kuhl) or Dahl (vs Keller)

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Per buster Olney, mets and nats will be postponed b/c of covid issues. Can’t even start the season and this $hit is happening already.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

And the Orioles are rained out. It’s a grand and glorious day to be a baseball fan in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.I’m gonna need some beer.

Matty
Matty
1 year ago

I was able to avoid Eloy’s injury (barely, someone thankfully ignored my trade offer for him).
But did get lots and lots of shares of Mondesi and Lewis, so I’m starting off the season on the waiver wire.
Wanted to pop in here and thank you again for the brilliant pre-season insights.
Here’s the last team I drafted for the year. Keep up to eight. 12 team H2H, 5×5 OBP and SV+H instead of AVG and SV.
C – Kiner Falefa (Y! still has him as a catcher)
1B – Olson
2B – Moore
3B – Giminez
SS – Lindor
OF – Soto, Ozuna, Alvarez
UT – Conforto, Riley
BN – Walsh, Solak
IL – Kyle Lewis, Grisham
SP – Ryu, Luzardo, Sonny, Lopez, Eovaldi, Means, Stroman, Dunning
RP – Gonsolin, Kennedy, Clase, Petit, Joely Rodriguez

I like the pitching a lot, and felt like I was trying to find speed throughout the draft but ended up with enough. Plenty of power. OBP is a crapshoot beyond Soto buoying the rest of the squad.

Thanks again. Play ball.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I received a trade offer last night in my keeper/auction league and am on the fence about it.

I give up Alex Bregman/3B/HOU ($21)
I get DJ LeMatheiu/2B/NYY ($26)

I have Bohm, J-Ram, and Josh Fuentes to play 3rd. I also have 5 of the Astros lineup. Altuve, Alvarez, Brantley, Bregman and Tucker.

I also have Altuve, and Madrigal playing 2nd.

Would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

are u saying if i trade bregman the guy getting him wins the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so hold on to bregman

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i just hate having so many hitters from the same lineup

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

HEY to the HEY, GREY!

Mostly just excited to get to chit chat with you, so I needed to get in some kind of post.

The Springer thing makes me real nervous. Do people really get grade 2 oblique injuries and swing wooden bats at 97 mph fastballs two weeks later??? He dropped in my draft, so I took the risk, but I’m worried the dude’s gonna end up being an expensive IL stash.

Also, look at me! Saying “IL” instead of “DL” with ease.

Vash
Vash
1 year ago

I am curious, is Calhoun that bad that the Rangers will never put him at 2b again?

Vash
Vash
1 year ago

I know Yu Chang has some of the hardest Max velos this spring. I know, but keep an eye on him. In his previous stints, his bating eye was good if I were to look at his k/bb and I am no expert. He didn’t look lost at the plate and did seem to have a plan, plus he’s Asian.

I am not a Razzzie expert, but there seem to be some underlying positives for Chang.

I wonder about your sleeper Cordero. I want to believe as I also own players with a similar profile in my minors, but only thing stopping me from really picking up Cordero is he has no eligibility and I think Razzball stated he’s slated for RF, and I desperately need a CF.