“I should have four remotes.” That’s Mark Whiten as he clicks on his TV remote, and breaks it because of his strength. He was going to check out, Alex Dickerson (5-for-6, 5 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th, 6th and 7th homer, hitting .261) to make sure Dickerson didn’t hit four ding-dongs in one game like Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten. For some reason, I’m hearing Lil Wayne sing, “She Alex Dickerson,” and it’s making me horny as my daydreams dance to Alex Dickerson actually on any of my fantasy teams. Take a lap around your desk on your office rolly chair if you were one of the 1.9% who owned Dickerson last night. You’re living right. If you’re a time traveler who came back to a pandemic just to roster Alex Dickerson for one game, then you are an absolute nutbag, but props. Also, in this game, everyone had bazinga glory, except Jon Gray (2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.69). Between him and Sonny Gray, I might take my cue, and not go outside the rest of the week. Brandon Crawford went 3-for-6, 3 runs, 6 RBIs with a slam (4) and legs (1), hitting .280. “I’m drunk, man.” “Yeah, you’re on a Bra-Craw.” Also, Donovan Solano went 4-for-6, 2 runs, 6 RBIs, as he hits .345. Donovan then sang, “It’s the Season of the Pitch, but not for you Rockies.” Yes, there were three guys in the Giants’ lineup with 6 RBIs. Wait…666…And you can’t spell San Francisco Giants without Satan. AHHH!!! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-3, and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .260. Bud Black’s little peanut brain prolly thinks Hampson is only good in September, because he excelled at the end of last year, never putting it together that Hampson might actually be good all year if he played him.

Jazz Chisholm – Called up because there’s no one on the Marlins, and I mean no one, who thinks Jon Berti should ever have a starting job. “Isan Diaz might not be ready for a week.” Mattingly hears the news and thinks about what he can do, then Jon Berti walks through on his hands, trying to get his attention like Santa’s Little Helper. Mattingly finally responds, “I guess we need Jazz Chisholm.” Or Cap’n Jetes heard some grumblings about trading away Caleb Smith and Zac Gallen, and Jeter, unable to be disliked by anyone, decided to show off his Gallen trade piece. So, Jazz Chisholm might not be up long, due to La Isan Bonita and not Berti, but let’s see what Prospect Hobbs said about him, “So the question becomes, did Jeter and Michael Hill pull the trigger for Chisholm because they had hard data, or at the very least, a mechanical adjustment, to help improve Chisholm’s ability to consistently make contact? If not, why even make the deal? Did they really want another Lewis Brinson/Monte Harrison type, or does Jazz represent a sturdier building block — smooth Jazz, if you will? Chisholm’s sample size in a Marlins uni is far too small to tell, but he did continue to rake in the Puerto Rican Winter League (.286/.333/.457) in an 11-game cameo over the offseason. The natural tools are there and all have the ability to develop into above average-to-plus, with the exception of the hit tool, which may only ever be average at best. The variance in Chisholm’s floor and ceiling make him a risky investment in dynasty formats, and although I don’t think Chisholm ever achieves quite the MLB career that Javier Baez has, the comps from a risk-reward standpoint are clearly there, unlike Grey, who is clearly not there.” What the aitch, my dude? There’s another 1500 words at his Jazz Chisholm fantasy, which I suggest people read. For this year, I don’t mind the flyer, but so far my Jazz hands are empty.

Starling Marte – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Hook, line and don’t throw that sinker to Starling the Marlin. The Marlins should bring back planking, but call it plankton, and drape seaweed off their shoulders.

Jon Berti – 2-for-2, and his 2nd homer, hitting .263. Quick, Mattingly, get him out of the lineup!

Daniel Vogelbach – Designated for assignment. Sadly, with the addition of a few new guys from trades, Vogelbach was unable to be kept around because he didn’t allow enough room for social distancing in the dugout.

Robbie Ray – 3 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, as he entered out of the bullpen. He only allowed one walk, which means he’s fixed. Aw, I’m just messin’. Robbie without BB is just Roie, and that isn’t even a name.

Zack Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.80, as he returned from the IL. Has Aroldis got a save yet? Oh em gee, he got his first last night, as he almost decapitated Brosseau. “Whoa,” that’s what Brosseau.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38. This is irrelevant for this year (like a lot of this shizz is relevant), but Tanaka feels like a guy who does well until the playoffs, then he breaks the Yankees fans’ hearts.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and two homers (3, 4), hitting .402. I learned my lesson with LeMahieu. He’s now in my Chazz Noir file folder called: Trust Falls Until They Let You Down. (Though, Noir isn’t exactly hitting .400 anywhere.)

Trevor Richards – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.91. Oh, hell no. Nope, nope, nope! We can’t have anyone who so closely sounds like one of the T. Rogerses. I’m sorry, change your name.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last three games, and how many times do I have to tell you to grab him?

Willy Adames – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .316. Adames is having himself a sneaky good season that will likely go largely underappreciated this year, but could see a buying opportunity for 2021. No one sleeps on my Willy except for me!

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .370 in the last week, and two homers in the last three games. Not sure if he’s available, but the Anknee McClutchin’ has been hot.

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .291. Siri, play Spoon’s You Got Yr. Cherry Bohm. “Yes, Grey, calling SUNY Albany about your bomb–” WHAT?! No, Siri!

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.45. If only my name was Nola Albright, so I subconsciously drafted Nola in every league instead of Sonny Gray.

Justin Turner – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. This is less ugh for me, but Cody Bellinger sitting out with a “sore lat” is a lot bigger ugh. Guys and five girl readers, the Dodgers might be starting to rest guys for the playoffs. They likely already have home field in Texas wrapped up.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Alex Young – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50. So, Rob Manfred only used SuperBalls in games where my pitchers went? Cool.

Andrew Benintendi – Might not return this year. If only the Red Sox rotation could join him.

Ian Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start vs. the Nats, but I’m starting Ian Anderson everywhere until he roofies my internal organs into a bucket.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 9th, 10th and 11th homer. If life were fair, every hitter would get a chance for a Home Run Derby against the Red Sox. OZUNA agree. OZUNA knows life is not fair because he can’t get a deep-fried Oreo in clubhouse.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer in his 1st game. Who are you, Cole Tucker? Save some wonderful for your career. I do like Hayes a lot, but he’s not a huge power threat, though his homer yesterday was a drive to the deepest part of PNC, which is a hike.

Ian Happ – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304. Have yourself a goofy 60-game season, Happ!

Ariel Jurado – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 11.25. The road to Ariel Jurado is paved with hits.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. It’s so awesome to see this guy breaking out for the Mets, which is why it makes me think the Mets will now send him down to make room for Todd Frazier.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and about the 19th time in the last week I’ve mentioned him. Not saying that in a 60-game season no one’s testing for PEDs, but, well, I am saying that.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Isn’t Renato some kind of boat race? Perfect because he’s cruising.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .278. The Orioles may not be good, but that’s because of their pitching. Don’t underestimate, and I can’t stress this enough after stressing it by saying I can’t stress it enough, their hitting.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was activated from the IL, i.e., Elvis has entered the building.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.58. He’s the Astros starter to have. Just like we drew it up in January, February, March, April, May, June and July.

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.33, as he was called up. A very apologetic Zach Plesac dedicated his start to the emergency responders, then held up a packet of Emergen-C, possibly confusing the two.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .270. Still time for him to salvage this season, but he needs a straight giddy up for like three weeks.

Josh Naylor – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .286. Not to interupt the roundup with actual fantasy advice, but Naylor is the everyday left fielder, and has a solid bat. Cyclops or pickup, you make the call! By the way, ‘member for the last 20 years I’ve been saying with interleague it’s so stupid that box scores start new on counting stats when guys change leagues. So, not sure if it’s the new standard, but seeing box scores for Naylor show .286 average but one total RBI on the year, so they’re only half-stupid now.

Franmil Reyes – 5-for-5, 2 runs, and his 8th homer, hitting .323. He came a triple short of the cycle, or what they call a $54 Vending Machine Steak Cycle.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Do we have time for him to get injured one or two more times this year? I’m gonna say two, but it could be tight.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks in his 1st start back from suspension. Wow, I would’ve bet all the money I have…*reaches into pocket*…45 cents that Pineda would’ve been lit up by the White Sox. Streamonator loves his next start vs. the Tigers, and I’d get in on him.

Matt Wisler – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Ha, I have no idea. Taylor Rogers might’ve been resting after going day before, but he might also be out. Think it’s weird Baldelli went to Wisler to close the game? Miguel Sano (0-for-5) was the leadoff man, so get in line with that weird, it’s gotta wait its turn.

Josh Lindblom – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.46. You know who’s so underwhelming I want to call him, Gosh Underwhelm? I’ll let you guess.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .207. “Miguel Sano, why do you want me to put my finger in this Chinese Finger Trap while this voodoo priest puts a spell on us?” Sano smiles evilly at the camera, then, “Oh, no reason, Christian.”

Victor Reyes – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .303. Tigers scored 12 runs and I honestly struggled to find one guy to mention who was owned anywhere. Grayson Greiner (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer) is nice if you want to name a mansion after someone, but for fantasy? Meh.

JaCoby Jones – Out for the year with a fractured hand. Thankfully, he only needs to put an ampersand between his names, and he’s qualified to sue someone for damages.

Sonny Gray – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.19. This felt like I was getting waterboarded by myself. What have you wrought, Gray? Is this what self-hate feels like? “Have you no mercy?!” That’s me screaming at myself in the mirror. Sonny, and I both got Corleone’d!

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.83. I wish I owned him in all leagues. Do I trust him? Not especially, but hitters might be completely unfamiliar with him, and he can carry that for all of six more starts.

Kolten Wong – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBI, hitting .256. That was through five innings, before he was replaced. Mike Shildt didn’t want the Reds to get confused and try to hang a white flag from Wong.

Brad Miller – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Brad Miller > Mike Trout, who says no? Okay, obviously Miller is hot yadda-blabbity-bloo, but can we just briefly cackle that the Reds were buyers at the deadline literally 27 hours earlier and now are six games under .500? The Ghost of Marge Schott is queefing in hell at that blunder.

Raisel Iglesias – Will remain in the closer role, which is what I assumed when I chucked out my window my 60 Minutes Ed Bradley bobblehead that I drew Archie Bradley’s face on.

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DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Trade offer….my Rizzo, Biggio and McKenzie for his Matt Olson and Eloy? All but Eloy could be kept although only Biggio at $10 is at an ok price. It’s a 12 team roto. Thanks!

James
James
2 years ago

No comment about Elvis hitting his home run off of PRESSLY!!!?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

Looks like Gleybar could be returning Friday. Start him over Madridal and Swanson when he comes back?

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 years ago

Nick until he cools off, what has Gleybar shown you so far this year?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Sad to hear that Tom Terrific passed today. I don’t think anyone knew how to pitch against a batter any better then Seaver.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Who ya like for next year Bichette or Baez? The Baez side comes with 2 picks that would be in the 80-100 range as well

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  Nightpandas
2 years ago

So what does the Bo side get? What picks and which rounds?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Sinner Man
2 years ago

Round 14 and 15 in a 12 teamer

stevie
stevie
2 years ago

K. Marte just got the drop in one of my leagues. Is he worth going after? Possible drops are Escobar, Schoop, Laureano, Hilliard, and Cooper

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  stevie
2 years ago

How deep is your league? I could see grabbing him for Cooper, but how many bench bats do you typically roster? You’re probably better off using that spot on an RP that can give you good ratio’s and extra k’s. Think Devin Williams, Gregory Soto or even Pagan. He’s 2nd/3rd in line for the Padres and is going to get a ton of vulture win opportunities these last six weeks. That’s if you can’t get Williams of course.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

Stacked in OF. Trying to pick up more HR and RBI. Nelson Cruz is we willing to trade for Blackmon. Which side?

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

You need power? Take Cruz and run. Let somebody else deal with Charlie

Jay Em
Jay Em
2 years ago

Yelich for Winker and Voit in a redraft. Which side and is it at all close for you?

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  Jay Em
2 years ago

Yelich not close

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

ok to start McKenzie tonight at KC?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Utility slot
Madrigal @MIN or K Calhoun @LAD

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
2 years ago

Bohm vs Dickerson vs Miller vs Yas: How do you rank them as adds in a redraft? I’d like to replace some of my current pupu platter with a BRAND NEW pupu platter, and I’m taking requests.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

I only picked up this Arozarena fellow because I thought I might as well have someone in my NA slot and I think he was the highest hitter on The Itch’s most recent list. Then I kinda was forced into activating him because I couldn’t make a pick-up without doing so or some shit.

Working out pretty well so far!

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Which side – Bregman or Bichette?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Whos the pick up?
Robles, Profar or Hicks?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Is Carlson already out of a job? Sitting for the second day in a row…so much promise, so little production. Are you holding on to him in a 14T mixed keeper?

Thanks

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

14 Team saves+holds league

Could you rank these three please

Jonathan Hernández, T. Duffey, Karinchak

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 years ago

Taylor Williams was traded from SEA to SD on Monday, right? ESPN still has him on SEA. I fear he may have been sucked into a time tentacle connected to the T-Rog Vortex. (Which we might speculate is itself spawn of The Revere-Span Anomaly.)

Dio
Dio
2 years ago

A: Gray, Olson

B: Morton, Sixto

Thanks!

Dio
Dio
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sonny

Dio
Dio
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ha! Thanks Mr. Albright.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Happy National Blueberry Popsicle Day!

Got 2 questions for ya:

Q1:
Need to activate Zach Britton from the IL. Who of the below should I drop to make room (rostered pitchers listed below):

SP: Clevenger, Luzardo, Javier, Sixto, Houser, Manaea, Montas, Sheffield
RP (3x RP slots): Hader, Hudson, Barnes, Britton

Q2:
JD Davis was dropped; Should I drop anyone on my current roster for him?

Roster (12-team, 6×6 OPS, Roto):
C: Contreras
1B: Bellinger
2B: K. Marte
3B: Sano
SS: Villar
IF: Correa
OF: Franmil Reyes, Grisham, Kyle Lewis
UTL: G. Hampson
bn: Kyle Tucker, Joc Pederson, Lux
IL: Judge

SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, Bielak, Sixto
RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Soto, Barnes
IL: Carlos Martinez, Caleb Smith

Thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I know…crazy how fast 2020 is going with all the fun we’ve been having this year!

Anyway, thanks for the advice.

for my 1st question on who to drop to activate Britton, I don’t currently have Bielak (he’s on my other team). Who of the following would you drop to activate Britton:

SP: Clevenger, Luzardo, Javier, Sixto, Houser, Manaea, Montas, Sheffield
RP (3x RP slots): Hader, Hudson, Barnes

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks again (as always)!

fwiw, I initially thought you were a bit crazy recommending dropping Montas over Hudson or Barnes since I can only start 3x RP’s, but Montas has been all kinds of bad this year…

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

Rendon or Blackmon remainder of season? Better counting stats?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Who would you take between Blackmon and Luis Robert ROS?

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
2 years ago

I’m a gambling man, and it’s a cheap redraft league so I’ll cede to your inkling and go for it. Cheers mate

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
2 years ago

My league seems super trade averse atm. It’s leaving me at a loss of how to handle my glut. I can’t bench Abreu or Voit, but I can’t play Ohtani even though I could really use some steals. And Moore is coming back this week. I’m open to suggestions. Leaning towards dropping Smith when Moore returns. Dare I drop Ohtani for Yas, or for a streamer, or hold in case Abreu or Voit cool off and Ohtani gets back to slam and legs?

C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Grisham, Winker, D.Smith; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman, Ohtani; DL – Albies, Judge, Moore
SP – Clevinger, Gray, Gausman, Hendricks, Maeda, Sixto
RP – Bard, Bass, Holland, Pressly, Soto

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Interesting! You’d rather him over Dom Smith even accounting for steals?

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey: I really hate these choices

Me: I’m not proud of them.

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
2 years ago

Damn would you take Springer and Chazz Noir for Bellinger and Madrigal in a 10tm yahoo h2h? Currently .5 games out of first and have Olson to supplant but I’m torn.. Bellinger’s been on such a heater and Charlie has lost 50 pts on his avg in the last two weeks but I kinda think this is a hard yes, no?

Whatever2u2
Whatever2u2
2 years ago

Would you have the pants grapes to start Morton off the DL against the Bombers?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Whatever2u2
2 years ago

lol pants grapes. haven’t heard that one.

agreed with Grey. I pretty much never start someone fresh off a lengthy delay.

Djdelman
Djdelman
2 years ago

Is this brad miller dude for real? Rather get Riley for his flexibility.

Also between dunning, Lopez and gonsolin, which 2 should I start (h2h points). Like Lopez a lot but man he gets tough opp every time, safe floor tho

Ps. Those who need ss help, Jose Iglesias has been flameee

Djdelman
Djdelman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Dunning vs royals. Lopez vs rays and gonsolin vs Colorado I think

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

I have the slumpster Fire trio of Alonso, Olson & Laureano with Riley, Mount and Madrigal on my bench…

Somehow I’m (barely ) in 1st place – even with Acuña also hurtin for certain.

Ride with the slumpsters in a 5×5 12-team $ league or make a move? Its’$1 to move guys in and out of lineup and $3 for WW moves. On the wire are:

Solak
Braun
Choo
Cooper
And the Bud Black coin flips of
Tapia
Hampson
Hilliard
Rogers

Thanks dude.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 years ago

Oh – throw Belt on that ww too, please…

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

Would you lose Asdrubal in a 15team for Andrus? In 2nd place. I’m rocking Erik Gonzalez @SS hasnt been terrible. Or could use the spot to stream?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
2 years ago

Need SB more than anything. Not that I plan on elvis doing much…or could grab Edwin Rios while turner is out.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  fausto
2 years ago

Elvis is okay. There’s not any other speed options out there? Haggerty? Berti? Hampson? Gimenez? Kiner-Falefa?

DLev45
DLev45
2 years ago

12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers):

C – Vazquez
1B – Olson
2B – Biggio
3B – Chapman
SS – Baez
OF – Just Dong
OF – Conforto
OF – Teoscar
UT – Happ
UT – Madrigal

BN – Laureano
BN – Ohtani
BN – Gallo

IL – Moore

SP – Cole
SP – Buehler
SP – Urias
SP – May
SP – Gonsolin
SP – Lopez
SP – Keller

RP – Jansen
RP – Kintzler
RP – Jeffress
RP – Rosenthal

NA – Clevinger

Who are you losing from this lineup to bring Clevinger back later this week?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I was looking at him, Gallo, or Ohtani.

You still like Ohtani (hitter only) above Laureano ROS?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  DLev45
2 years ago

Agreed on Laureano. I don’t think Keller keeps up the charade much longer though.

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  JKJ
2 years ago

Somehow I’m in 2nd place when my keepers have been some of my worst players.

My first 6 keepers and 1st 4 picks and their season ranks:

K – Cole (107)
K – Olson (240)
K – Buehler (340)
K – Clevinger (459)
K – Baez (504)
K – Just Dong (666)

7th Rnd – Chapman (67)
8th Rnd – Laureano (425)
9th Rnd – Jansen (26)
10th Rnd – Conforto (62)

Have some sunk cost heartburn on Laureano, because I took him 93rd overall. But he has been really poor since his suspension.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Some interesting takeaways from the Razz/Steamer ROS player rater:

Paul Dejong is number 20 among ALL hitters.

Kolten Wong is 29.

Cutch is 23.

Edman is 30.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yup, and Cutch? Well he’s just gangster.

Spencer Siegrist
Spencer Siegrist
2 years ago

Yo Grey,

Dude, I own both these guys- Meadows and Baez.. who do you think is worth holding onto longer in the hope they turn it around this season?

They’re both killing me in my points league right now!

Thanks man

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
2 years ago

Is Holland (KC) closer rest of season or you think Staumont take over?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Just a reminder:

https://ibb.co/XtB3N16

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Same one. Evergreen.

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 years ago

Started Kim last night in a QS league so I was very disappointed that he got taken out after 5 innings despite being up 13-0 and cruising along. Makes perfect sense to use 4 relievers to finish the game when you are up 13 runs I guess.

Unfortunately, on the flip side I started Lester in the same QS league and wish they took him out after the 5th inning instead of allowing him to give up 4 runs and 7 baserunners in the 6th.

I get very frustrated with the early hooks but maybe 5 innings is like a brick wall for many pitchers these days.

moistasskiss odorizzi
moistasskiss odorizzi
2 years ago

a. picked up moreland, have howie kendrick, who should i drop when i need to?

b. or would it be madrigal or didi,

ive got biggio, lindor, rendon, arenado too but i likey them.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Ugh Nola just got picked up

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

12 team 6X5 with OPS & QS instead of Wins, Dynasty league with 30 player roster & 5 NA slots with 3 IL slots. Currently in 4th & realistically the best I can see finishing this yr is 2nd
My core SP are Buehler, Bauer, Woodruff & Paddack. The rest of staff is Gausman, Mahle, Turnball, Peterson, Ray, & Wood
Available: Heaney, Dobnak, Stripling, Yamaguchi, C Smith (IL but I have room now as a stash for next year) & Happ (really old for a dynasty hold)
As far as RP I have: Diaz, Buttrey, Workman, Sulser & Holland
1) Any moves I can make to upgrade my SP???

Sorry in advance for the C question
2. I have Severino who I picked when he was hot but just coming back from being injured. But I see Nola out there. Make the switch?
Thanks

Good Sir
Good Sir
2 years ago

H2H Categories

Receive Lindor, LeMeihu

Send Urshela, Santander, and Montas

Which side of the deal do you got?

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Good Sir
2 years ago

i dont know the intricacies of H2H but I would do that deal.

Thesportsguy
Thesportsguy
2 years ago

It was nice to have the Reyes combo on my AL only team…

Kcc26
Kcc26
2 years ago

Guys it sounds crazy but—at what point do you move on from Alonso or Olso (I have both) to play the hotter hitters like Belt? Not much time left! Can’t be running out this .150 nonsense everyday!

Kcc26
Kcc26
Reply to  Kcc26
2 years ago

12 team league, btw. I realize that we’re still working with a relatively small sample size but we’re at 1.5 weeks left in the regular season and Alonso really hasn’t shown any signs and I’m not sure Olson has had a single week where he’s managed to hit over .200.

So would you go with a Belt? What about when my Albies comes back? Do I have to consider holding and playing Cano over those slumping 1b? Driving me crazy

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’m actually thinking of dumping Olson for Renato. Is THAT crazy?

Lurrrrrrrrrve!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh great Grey,

Points league. Can you pick 2 starters for me for next week ? Thanks.

Hendricks (STL; @ Mil)
Manaea (HOU; @TX)
McKenzie (KC; @Min)
Davies (COL; SF)
Sixto (@ Atl; PHI)

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 years ago

I didn’t watch any more baseball last night after Sonny getting shelled, so your update brought me at least a few good surprises after all.

Who you got between Corbin Burnes and Ian Anderson? Burnes is next @CLE which the robot hates and then at home vs. the Cubbies, which the robot hasn’t weighed in on yet. Ian Anderson’s next start could be either @Nats or @Marlins because of the DH Friday. Robot doesn’t like @Nats, but likes it more than Burnes @CLE.

Thanks in advance!

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
12 Team Roto

Even if JD Davis isn’t injured bad, is he droppable to move on to better matchup plays instead of whatever he is going to give?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Mountcastle, Hilliard

Q
Q
2 years ago

Are we starting Spencer Turnball in a 12 tm QS league today? He’s @ MIL

Kristofer Charles Knutson
Kristofer Charles Knutson
2 years ago

Was offered Altuve for Teoscar Hernandez and Mondesi. This is keeper league, and Altuve would be my last keeper over Altuve. I have given up on Mondesi. Make the trade or is Teoscar a better keeper going forward than Altuve?

Whatever
Whatever
2 years ago

Imagining Marge Schott queefing makes me throw up in my mouth. Well done Master Lothario!

Who would you drop with Morton coming off the DL? (12 teamer, std)

Houser, Lugo, Mondesi, Haggerty, Hirano?

I am leaning Lugo as i dont think the Mets will put him back in the closer role and I dont need a SP who will only get to 5IP by Sept 15. Ugh.

But Mondesi has been straight up garbage but if he gets hot he could get get me 10 SB in a month.

negatto
negatto
2 years ago

Pick 2 for the foreseeable future.

Riley, Belt, Alonso, Mountcastle, Brad Miller

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
2 years ago

I’m in two roto leagues, one 12 team (5th place in a very tight race), one 14 (2nd place batting for 1st) and have a few questions. Appreciate any suggestions.

12 team
1.) Is Austin Meadows droppable? I’ve been waiting for so long for him to come around that I’m now wondering if I’d be better off mixing and matching in Hampson/Y. Gurriel/Urshela/A. Dickerson/B. Miller off the wire.

2.) Have plenty of starting pitching (Cole, Fried, Snell, Giolito, Lamet, Keuchel) but need offense. Was offered Rendon for either Lamet or Giolito. Thoughts? Also, I’m thinking of countering with an offer of some combo of the aforementioned starters for Treat Urner. Thoughts?

14 Team
Is K. Martel droppable? Have A. Gimenez for SS and Biggio along with Tapia , V. Reyes (drop either instead?). As mentioned above, also thinking of adding Hampson, B. Crawford or Adames or someone else (R. Nunez?)

Thanks!

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

1,) Definitely could drop others, I just wanted to know if you thought Meadows was worth continually trotting out there given his oblique and lack of production.

2.) Straight up Lamet for Treat?

3.) Thanks! Not sure why I called him Martel. Too much GoT. If i keep him, maybe he’ll eventually blow up? (in a good way). Drop Tapia then for Hampson?

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ok. I’ve countered with my Lamet for his Turner. Doubtful he’ll take it. May be willing to throw in Snell too.

Thanks for the feedback!

Hobo
Hobo
2 years ago

Love a good Spoon reference.

Hobo
Hobo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That’s fine, I should have said “Love a good Spoon reference (2001-2007 only).” Still great live though.

Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip
Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip
2 years ago

Really like Kyle Tucker. Has been huge for the Astros and hits in the 5 hole for a good lineup that can drive him in for Runs as well as rack RBI and hit for power.

I was offered Teoscar for him. Who puts up the better counting stats going forward for the rest of the year?

stuey
stuey
2 years ago

This question makes me sad.

Lose Mondesi to pick up Berti? Both are/would be a bench bat. Thinking at least Berti gives me more positional flexibility to fill in.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Take one…

Madrigal, dylan moore, Adames, Altuve (someone just dropped as I’m writing this..)

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I have Madrigal and Cronenworth already so I’m not thinking about picking up Adames necessarily. But, would he be a better keeper potentially than these two?

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
2 years ago

Is Helsley (STL) worth holding on to? Think he closes at all this year?

Rather have Freddy Peralta (MIL) or Helsley (STL)? Or better things on the wire?

Thanks!

erad
erad
2 years ago

Fun fact about Ian Anderson, pitched in the town next to mine – I unfortunately never faced him mainly because he’s 10+ years younger than me and my baseball career peaked in 9th grade when I was relegated to the bench drinking all the kool-aid and eating all the sunflower seeds while the starters were in the field!

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Do you think Rosenthal is the closer in SD for ROS.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Committee? or Pom?

chris
chris
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

Roto, 12 teams.

i’m currently projected +24IP over the limit.

looking to trade some SP for RPs.

Trading Glasnow for 2 of the below:
Pressley, Montero, Rosenthal, Barnes

Which 2 RPs you like best for Saves?

thanks,

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Chasing runs hits obp

Stick with Nimmo or drop for Candelario or Solano

Which “o” ya got

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

For 2B should I go with Happ or B. Lowe ROS? Lowe has really fallen off the last couple weeks. And off course if I made the switch to Happ he will probably slump.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Would you trade Justus Sheffield ($6) and Mitch Graver ($6) for Michael Kopech ($11)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

its a 10 team dynasty/keeper league

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Sure

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

cram,

THe deal is now: SHeffield ($6), Will Harris ($6) and minor league prospect Kiebert Ruiz for Kopech ($11) would you still make that trade?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok can i ask why?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

do u think one of them along with Ruiz is fair for Kopech? If so which one?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

not going to send Garver and Sheffield. I was thinking Sheffield or Harris along with ruiz for Kopech

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

u think harris and Ruiz for Kopech?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

would you trade one of them along with Ruiz for Kopech

Nitro
Nitro
2 years ago

In my ten team points league, J. McNeil and K Marte are “poop”. Neither will be keepers, do you think it is time to lose them and uuse for hitter and or pitching streaming spots? If you had to pick one, who it be?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Nitro
2 years ago

McNeil

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Nitro
2 years ago

The Mets fan in me wants to believe that McNeil is going to get things going over the final month – he’s at least looked better the past handful of games

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Just want you to know Ketel Marte will get a slam and legs today. I have benched him in place of Victor Reyes in an RCL today.

erad
erad
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Razz nation thanks you for your sacrifice!

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Sonny has struggled in 2 of his last 3 starts and wasn’t exactly sharp in his previous start when he went 5 scoreless. I think he walked four that game. He’s throwing a lot of pitches to try and reach 6 innings for a QS.

Who do you trust more for ratios ROS, Sonny or Glasnow? Glasnow seems to have it together and looking like he did last year his last coupe starts.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Play Ball
2 years ago

Glasnow until he gets hurt.

JDB
JDB
2 years ago

You’re wrong about Tanaka. As a Yankee fan, I can tell you that he worries us during the regular season because it always seems he’s one start away from tearing his elbow apart, but in the playoffs, he’s been money. Reminds me of how El Duque made us feel back in the day.

Tanaka’s career in playoffs (6 series): 5-3, 1.76 ERA, 0.783 WHIP

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

In what order in a S+H league:

Pomz
Britton
Karinchak

and

Teoscar or Blackmon?

Coolwhip
2 years ago

$54 Vending Machine Steak Cycle = a Peloton

thanks, i’ll be here all week.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Lemme know if it’s better than a $12 Salad

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

haha absolutely, at least i’ll feel full afterwards

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
2 years ago

was offered Devers for triston mckenzie in Dynasty..thoughts?

I already have Plesac, and could use the offense

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Thundergunn
2 years ago

I’d take Devers for sure.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Thundergunn
2 years ago

oh my goodness take this and run far far far far away

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Tried to tell you guys about Kim back in February. Got laughed at. I’ve got him on two of my three teams. I trust him and you should too!

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Kris Bryant or Christian Walker ROS

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
2 years ago

drop mountcastle, bohm or kendrick for gonsolin?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  uncle wighty
2 years ago

Mountcastle for me

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

How much do we like Eflin tomorrow against the Nats? I need a push.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

I say go for it. He’s feeling it this year.

Saint
Saint
2 years ago

Hello Grey,

Bohm or Miller ROS?

Thanks

happyharry
happyharry
2 years ago

Grey, Need your advice for ROS.
1) – Activate DeJong and drop Lewis or Kepler?
2) – Activate Musgrove and drop Bassit?

kelly leak
kelly leak
2 years ago

Start Gallen today in std Roto @ LAD?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  kelly leak
2 years ago

I probably am. He handled them last time, but I’m waiting to see what kind of lineup LA puts out.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  kelly leak
2 years ago

Gallen is matchup-proof. Start every single time.

Coolwhip
Reply to  kelly leak
2 years ago

Yeah you gotta start him, he’s literally been the most consistent starter since last ASB aside from maybe DeGrom

Sinner Man
Sinner Man
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Uhh Biebs would like to have a conversation with you in the loo..