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Kinda just want to quote all the delicious bits of tid I wrote in my Alex Kirilloff fantasy this offseason. Can I do that? It’s so good! Okay, here’s a few quick quotes, “Alex Kirilloff caught fire… in a Hot Girl Summer…in case you didn’t hear…I’m a…guy.” Hmm, those quote pulls aren’t so great. Will work on my ability to pull quotes in the future. So, go there and read that post if you want to know about Kirilloff. Nothing’s changed, except now I think he will be up today vs. early June, as I thought back in November. Actually, I think it, because it’s a fact. With Sano hitting the IL with “in not the greatest of shape,” Kirilloff was called up. So, let’s talk serious facts and stop jibber-jabbering on the yimmer-yammering, Alex Kirilloff could be Alex Verdugo from the moment he’s called up until the end of the season. Today, it’s all Alex talk. “Alexa, who’s more all Alex than other Alexes?” “I’m sorry, Grey, but that’s just nonsense.” “Okay, Alexa, can you tell me if they make spanx for men, maybe Manx?” “I’m sorry, Grey, but I quit.” Wow, this AI sucks. The Twins were playing arbitration games with Kirilloff, pretending Jake Cave was an outfielder, when he sounds like an off-brand Marvel character, but now that Kirilloff is up, he is a grab in all leagues. By the way, Arbitration Games was a great Backstreet Boys song. “Quit playin’ arbitration games with my heart…my heart.” Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Carson Kelly – He might be the best hitter currently in the Dbags’ lineup. “No small feat!” Which is also what my mom screams at anyone with feet smaller than a size nine. Small feet scare her. On our 7-day Player Rater, yes, we have one of those too, Kelly has been great, and looks underowned. Let’s hear it from the dawg pound for Carsenio Kelly!

Colin Moran – The past tense of moron is Moran, and, if you haven’t added him yet, it’s way past tense.

Joey Votto – Wow, what a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Did you pick those yourself? *little girl points to Votto with outstretched arms, stalking towards them* ZOMBINO!

Travis Shaw – Serious question: If I take my Travis Shaw MVP futures ticket to the Bellagio sportsbook, can I reclaim it now? We are technically after the assigned date.

Luis Urias – Always have been more charged up about Urias than I think he even might be, but there was a time when people thought he was a .300 hitter. Ha, I know, what are those people doing now? I know! Trying to cash two-year-old MVP future bets!

Andy Young – If you don’t have a straw hanging out of your mouth, is your name really Andy? I’d say no. In this Ted Talk, I will compare the rise of the name Andy and the production of hay–Oh, sorry, preparing for my talk at the Javits. Young has been hot, which sounds like every aging starlet.

J.D. DavisJonathan Davis Davis is is rosterable rosterable in in all all leagues leagues. Dur dur.

Ehire Adrianza – Was looking at the hottest hitters of the last week, and I saw this third-rate LinkedIn website masquerading as a Buy, and I thought, “Would I dare recommend Ehire to everyone, and not simply the unemployed?” Here I am, daring you.

Miguel Rojas – Ya know what we thought we might be getting from Nick Madrigal? So far, we’ve been getting it from Mike Red.

Avisail Garcia – If I didn’t want to make people horny in the nethers for a rookie, I likely would’ve made this week’s lede Avisail. Maybe if people fail to pick hm up this week, I’ll make him next week’s lede and crack about Prince Fielder’s wife and him. Garcia has a .314 xBA, 58% HardHit%, and is being as good as everyone thought he could’ve been three to five years ago, except Prince’s wife; she knew.

Jarred Kelenic – Already gave you my Jarred Kelenic fantasy. It was written without knowing the German word for “when you order delivery and the food container shows up turned upside down.” Is it called, Ubermess?

Jordan Luplow – Have you seen The Last Dance? There was one about Jordan Luplow too. It’s called The Last Week.

Manuel Margot – He looks like 50 Cent, and Eminem helped break Fiddy, and Manuel Margot’s initials are MM. Okay, that’s not a coincidence.

Adolis Garcia – This guy might not be anything, but, and this is a Bartolo-sized but, what, and hear me out here, if he is something? Here’s what I said last week, “I was impressed with his power (on his homer), but wasn’t sure about him, so went to look at his minor league numbers and my eyes did a little bulge out of their sockets. In his (and everyone’s) last year of Triple-A in 2019, he went 32/14/.253. Obviously, there’s an issue with contact, and he projects around a 35% strikeout rate, but power/speed guy in a lineup that needs anything plays.” And that’s me quoting me!

MacKenzie Gore – I don’t understand the push on Lamet for his own health reasons. His arm, you ding dongs, his arm! But, and here’s a but where I get further infuriated, I’d understand Lamet being pushed a bit more if there wasn’t MacKenzie Gore, one of the top arms in all of the minors, waiting for his chance. The Braves consistently throw ‘rookie arm water’ at fire, while the Padres are seeing if Ryan can Weathers the storm.

Logan Gilbert – He could be a top 25 starter from May through August. Not saying he will be, but for the lottery ticket you should be holding him.

Bryse Wilson – There might be something here for deeper leagues, but this is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to the Butterball turkey hotline.

Brady Singer – This is also a Streamonator call. “I’m a robot, so I won’t be eating the turkey, I just was going to cook it, so it’s warm when I hug it.” Streamonator is lonely!

Jose Alvarado – Not sure how much longer the Phils will continue to let Hector Neris ruin their season. Also, consider this a Jordan Hicks side-eyed wink with a nod towards Alex Reyes.

Jordan Romano – Ya know the Hamilton song, My Shot? I’m not throwin’ away my shot…Repeat, rinse, revolution. Yeah, it’s like that for closers, but in the inverse. Guys immediately throw away their shot. Or have their shot taken from them. Did Dolis ever get his shot? Will Romano? Where’s Merryweather? Will Yates return before the Jays settle on someone else? I got questions, y’all!

Kendall Graveman – Fun fact! Kendall Graveman is a dad who helps bury his daughter’s dolls in the backyard. Wait, do people bury dolls? They should. Help keep it realistic. It being death. Any hoo! Graveman is likely the closer, but it’s at best 70/30 with Montero.

Lucas Sims – Is Amir Garrett still the closer? How about now? Now? After one of these times asking, he’s no longer going to be. Not sure if Sims is the answer, but I know Garrett isn’t either.

Jake DiekmanLou Trivino sounds like someone a sexist sitcom boss hires sight-unseen only to realize Lou Trivino is actually a woman and played by Cybil Shepherd or Candice Bergen. Then when Lou comes into the boss’s office, he groans and Archie Bunker-ly says, “I hired a Diekman.” This closer picture/pitcher is a timeshare, I believe, but the A’s should have a lot of chances, so it’s worth speculating. I’m holding Diekman, and would do same with Trivino.

SELL

Tyler Glasnow – First, allow me to show an image, and before reading any further, try to think what this image is listing:

Any guesses what that list is? If you’re answered, MLB pitchers, you’re not even right about that, because Jeff Sam*[email protected]^&^$*!ija makes that wrong. Okay, give up? That’s the list of the top starters through the end of April, 2019: Ya know, the last time we had April baseball. I’ll save you the brain power. These guys weren’t the best 20 starters by the time we got around to October. By the way, I did a Twitter search of all the fantasy baseball ‘perts taking victory laps in April of 2019 for Caleb Smith and it was legion. See, boys and five girls, baseball doesn’t end with April. I know, crazy. I see people taking victory laps for completing a 5K when we’re running a marathon. Tyler Glasnow was “breaking out” in April of 2019, but, friend with short term memory, he did not break out. I’m not saying sell him for a movie ticket seat directly behind Dikembe Mutombo, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

super disappointing weekend for alec bohm in colorado and disappointing start to the season, taking a shot with jd davis. hopefully his defense is passable and he plays nearly everyday. 3rd base seems super weak overall.

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

What side for trade? 12 team 5×5.

Nolan Arenando vs Pablo Lopez/Eduardo Escobar

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 year ago

12-team NL Only Keeper.. how would you rank/prioritize this list..
Maton, Ty. Taylor, Corey Ray, Ruf, Dean?
Will the Brewers youngesters have some staying power?
Maton has been a hit machine, but Segura is coming back and this can’t last, but maybe he sticks as utility?

Also need a Pitcher.. with Knebel out for awhile..
Does this sound right – Webb. Wilson, Doval, Minter, Givens, Feyerseisen.
THinking it may be time to pick up and stash Doval? Maybe put him ahead of Bryce?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

Would you pick up Deivi Gacia for a 2 start week facing @BAl and v DET?

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

What order would you prioritize a waiver claim for these SPs for ROS (I only get on claim a week)? And feel free to comment on if you actually have any interest in any of them.

J.T. Brubaker
Danny Duffey
Huascar Ynoa
Kohei Arihara
Kyle Gibson

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 year ago

Hey Grey, which one of these starters do you sit for this coming week?

Eovaldi @TEX
Bundy @SEA
Means @OAK
Montgomery @OAK

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Alright Grey, I admit I didn’t really listen on Hiura. Has this gone so far sideways that I should sit him for Hampson?

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Milarky
1 year ago

Actually a more accurate question is which two would you start this week:

Hiura
Hampson
India

H
H
1 year ago

Patrick Corbin or Sonny Gray? Are we still holding both since it’s early? Thanks!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Trade question:

Roster: C Mercedes, 1b Vlad 2b wong ss tatis 3b machado ci alonso mi tatis of: Acuna, Robert, Senzel, Reynolds, Lewis Util Baez

SP: Beiber, Lynn, Luzardo, Castillo, Mahle, Means, Victor Gonzalez, Reyes, Clase,

Bench: Bohm, Civale, Rogers

Daily moves so I can plug in my pitchers and hitters. 11 teams with holds and ops the extra categories.

Would you trade Bohm for Melancon? Feel like i’m selling low. I could try to grab Plesac off waivers for Garrett as well if I could do the trade.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Would you rather karinchek than Melancon?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you trade bohm for Melancon? Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks
Question. Would you go with out a second baseman (wong) I have Bohm who I can play occasionally with off days to grab Plesac who is on waivers? Or would you get the pitcher and try to trade…

Current staff is: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Luzardo, Means, Mahle, Rogers, Civale

Thanks again

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

So, my team of 9 SPs had a 4.19 ERA today which lowered my team ERA from 5.13 to 4.93. Added 4 wins (if SF doesn’t blow it) and 42 Ks. Meanwhile, my hitters contributed a .174 average with 1 HR and 1 SB.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

Of course, never considered adding Bumgarner.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Springer or Whit? 10 hitting cats: 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, Ave, rbi, SB, k’s against, runs scored, walks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

How about that Logan Webb fella?

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Which of these two starters do you like best for next week (if any)?

Widener – Vs sd, vs col
Houser – vs mia, vs lad
Gomber – @ sf, @ ari

Thanks!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Grey – thoughts on MadBum? Through 5 clean innings with 5 Ks today in Atlanta. His 4 seamer has been hitting 91-92 today. Last year, it was down in the 85-87 range when he turned into a dumpster fire. Back in 2019 when he was pretty servicable at a 3.9 ERA with 200+ Ks, he was only averaging 89 on his 4 seamer. Is he someone we should be watching that could become a must own guy again? He’s got Colorado at home next week so considering adding him now to see what happens with his next start.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
1 year ago

Through 6 with 6ks, no hits, no walks, 1 error. Was hitting 91-92 still in the 6th.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
1 year ago

Bum with a 7 inning no hitter. Is he the first guy with one of those since the double header rule change?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, the braves had a rough day.

Looked back over Bum’s historical velo and it seems like his 4 seamer at 91-92 puts it back close to where he was in his prime. This article is from last season talking about his drop into the mid 80s on this fast ball when he was really struggling and charts where each of his pitches have been year by year.

https://www.mlb.com/news/madison-bumgarner-2020-velocity-drop#:~:text=In%202019%2C%20he%20averaged%2089.6,last%20season%20to%20this%20one.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Wainwright vs PHi (Wheeler) @ PIT (Cahill)
Or
German @BAL vs DET
Or
Kiki have @ HOU (Odorizzi?)

Also
Nunez or Stassi for a 2nd C? Bleh…

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Kikuchi*

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks FML

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

SON needs some code fixing after this Smyly start

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
How’s it going?
In a standard 5×5 h2h league .. utility spot
Adolis v. B. Reynolds?

Thank you!

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Correct me if I am wrong, but unlike Sano, Kirillof still has the potential of hitting .000!

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Crazy J
1 year ago

And a prayer-hexagon for Ryu, please!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Big Sho continuese to rake with another homer today. 7 homers, 3 steals and batting .292. Started 6 games this week. Ranked #9 overall in my standard yahoo 5×5 leagues coming into today. Last 4 homers have been solo shots so it’d be nice if the Angels would start putting some guys on base for him. Grey – how long does he need to keep this up before you give him your blessing as “good for fantasy?”(at least as a hitter)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

That’s the Story!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Finally indeed. Took Story in the 1st in 2 leagues and really need him to get rolling. Hopefully a couple of homers in this series was the spark he needed.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Looked like he got hold of it pretty good.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Roll with a 2-start Wainwright or German this week?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T h2h redraft

Kopeck or Plesac?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Paddack was dropped. Would you pick up?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Corbin pretty bleh again. Anyone see him? Time to move on in a 14-teamer?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Hard drop. He was throwing 89-01, everything was flat again. He wasn’t fooling anyone with anything.

His QS last week was a fluke against an aggressive team that got themselves out, because Corbin has weak cheese.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Kyle Tucker has the worst luck in MLB this year.

I’ve never seen a dude get robbed by more spectacular outfield plays in a 2-week period. Probably had 6 doubles taken away, and at least 4 singles by incredible snags in the infield on line drives. He just stung one ti the gap & somehow Schebler got a perfect jump on it then ran 100 mph to track it down.

And he absolutely crushed a ball last week that went 1’ shy of a HR. Announcer commented “that’s a HR in 30 other ballparks”.

No exaggeration – he should be batting 50 points higher, at least.

Incredible.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP)

I got offered Machado for Harper. Machado will be $28 – $32 as a keeper next year and Harper will be too expensive to keep. Machado would go for $45+, so this is a no-brainer as a keeper. However, it’s early in the year, and Harper helps my OBP a lot more than Machado. Also, I believe Harper’s ceiling is higher than Machado’s.

I’d appreciate the thoughts of others on this one.

CA Narvaéz
1B Aguilar
2B Escobar
3B Bohm
SS Cronenworth
INF Moran
OF Acuña, Harper, Davis, Hilliard
Util O’Neil
B Slater
IL Locastro,

SP Gausman, Alcantara, P. Corbin, I. Anderson, Tr. Rogers, C. Paddack, Marquez
RP Kimbrel, Bard, Ginkel, Ty. Rogers

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Prayer hexagon x1000 for Ryu – leg injury with 2 outs in the 4th. this season isn’t going to be my year it seems, since I got all the guys who can’t stay healthy

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

In other news my IKF drop for Carson Kelly hasn’t paid immediate dividends yet – IKF is getting singles and stole a base today. While Kelly lost out to yesterdays game and only going to have 7 innings today. I’m chalking this to ridiculous bad luck on my end and hopefully things will start evening out soon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bah humbug – i could’ve used IKF’s 3-5 day today instead of Kelly’s 0-3 day. I made the switch figuring Kelly should be more valuable in my format cause of those additional categories.. but wanted your thoughts. My league counts ABs, Rs, HRs, RBIs, SB, AVG, OPS, and Ks

IKF should be more valuable in ABs, Rs, SBs for sure. Kelly should beat IKF in HRs. RBIs, and OPS. Can’t figure out if Kelly projects to beat IKF in AVG and Ks.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I think I’m having buyer’s remorse right now for this switch. On the plus side, it might cause someone to use their waiver priority to pick up IKF as their catcher

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Picked up Periño on a whim as I’m close in K’s and W this week.the lead off walk wasn’t encouraging, but he just made the Jays 2-3-4 hitters look silly. Filthy slider, 95 on his fastball. Small sample size, but he looks legit.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Oops – Petiño

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

We’ll see – he just helped me take K’s, and I needed it after the week I got from Stroman & Gray.

Lort help me, I’m running out Corbin today. I’ve already lost ERA & WHIP for the week, so praying for a QS & some k’s against the Mutts.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I didn’t even know he was pitching today until Yahoo told me. He could go a few innings if he looks good. Hopefully he’ll get a little more run down the road. If not, he’s an easy drop.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Stupid fRays and their stupid openers.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

3 parter comin at ya!

Keep 2 H2h 5×5

Dylan Moore
Kirilloff
Baddoo
Adolis
Gimenez

Keep 2 H2h points

Franmil
Adolis
Moran
Nate Lowe
Votto
Kirilloff

Need one closer h2h 5×5

Romano
Graveman
Diekman

Bonus question: Paddack was dropped. Automatic pickup?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
1 year ago

yikes, pham now appears to be lefty only side platooner (benched 2/3 of the last 3 days and depthcharts has him as that). 12 team 5×5 shallow.
C: garver
1B mcmahon (2B/3B)
2B semien (SS)
3B bregman (SS)
SS story
OF (3): jd mart, conforto, stanton
OF (2): otani (hitter only but i have the pitcher too), pham
BN: happ (2B/3B/OF)
DL: mostsuckass (1B/2B/3B), bellinger (1B/OF)

drop pham for straw (pham was dropped for steals guy leody)

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Got Kirk and Nunez at catcher. Looks like Nola and Stassi back next week. Also,Jansen on wire. Drop one or both catchers for Nola,Stassi or Jansen? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick one for tomorrow
Desclafini home vs Rockies
Plesac home vs Twins
Manaea at Rays

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Which two catchers next week? Nola,Nunez,Kirk, Mejia,Zunino, or Jansen? Thanks and Happy Sunday! Of course, in fantasy baseball there are no weekends.

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

Which side:
Lindor/Alcantara
Chisholm/Buehler/Hoskins
Thanks

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T h2h redraft 5×5

McNeil and Swanson on waivers, like either over Solak?

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Good Morning Grey,

I am winning big 20-6 this week, however i still havent made my innings requirement for the week. I have 4 SP’s going today, and am not sure who to start.

Woodruff (MIL) @ CHC
Taillon (NYY) @ CLE
McKenzie (CLE) at home vs NYY
McCullers (HOU) at home vs LAA

I am currently thinking of starting Taillon & Woodruff.
Do you agree?
Who would you start today?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok so start Taillon and Woodruff, sit McCullers and McKenzie?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

im actually debating on starting McKenzie vs Taillon in CLE. Start or sit him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i trail the k category by 13. I am not sure that woodruff and Taillon will get me that

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so would you start McKenzie vs Taillon?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick one
Smyly home vs Arizona or
Wilson home vs Arizona

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

wow, didn’t see this one coming at all esp with:
SON’s
smyly 23.2
vs
wilson’s 6.2

youse and rudy got some beef here. i get the coming off injury that likely isn’t baked into the SON. but that’s a gap.

Alan2112
Alan2112
1 year ago

El Bombi!!!!

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Alan2112
1 year ago

you believe in c.rodon or would you sell high? quite possibly the best team Ive ever drafted and I have yelich, random, teoscar IL’d sitting 10th of 10 need some big weeks it’s my only h2h
C. c.kelly
1 olson
2 semien
3. rendon(currently shaw)
ss. story
CI Rizzo
MI madrigal
OF yelich(IL), grichuk, franmil, hampson, robles, Eaton until hes hurt.
UTIL Mullins
util Moran

rp w.smith, yimi, sims( are there any real closers anymore? )
sp castillio, stroman, ed-rod, Hendricks, Maeda ,bassitt, boyd, rodon, taijuan. no idea how I’ve lost 2-8 both weeks and looking like that again. hoping everyone is out of moves for the week so I can grab romano and diekman and up my save game. you see anything wrong with this team other than bad luck? the guy I’m playing picked cole bieber bauer in succession so you can imagine the offense I’m losing to and losing badly lol.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

I was winning era/whip as of yesterday lol. that’s the funny part

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

In a league where my ERA is 5.13 I’m starting these 9 today:

Luis Castillo @ StL
Jon Gray vs Phi
Kohei Arihara @ ChW
Triston McKenzie vs NYY
Michael Kopech vs Tex
Michael Fulmer vs KC
Taijuan Walker vs Wsh
Drew Smyly vs Ari
Logan Webb vs Mia

Is my ERA going up or down?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

hard to have an ERA of 5.13 first off (i haven’t checked my own including a 30 teamer thusly to be fair where i’m 24th), but i’d say improbable even there but it’s hard to have that many starters going in any sized league at one time, bench arihara @ WSOX in a roto and j.gray at home.

hope yr razzball leagues are doing well and got filled too (old school razzball leagues)

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

Thank you. Yep, 2 Razz leagues going well. Dansby Swanson has scored the most points so far.

And it is true. 154 IP. Drafted Castillo, Gray, and Bassitt. Throw in some questionable streaming, and you have a 5.13 ERA. That’s only 88 earned runs. Wish my Razz pitching was as bad.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

seriously, swanson is the superstar of the reverse league that’s crazy. should tell that to the hiura dropping-want-to-people round here (esp since most of those waited till he had his first 2 for whatever day).

Corleone
Corleone
1 year ago

I’m good on saves. Would you do: Iglesias and Carlos Rodon for Freddy Peralta and Luis Castillo?

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

Hey Grey! Would you trade Grichuk for Eddie Rosario? Trying to capitalize on Grichuk before springer and teoscar get back and he likely loses playing time. Thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

yeppers, do this one quick. ER is also stealing more than he has in years. that’s just a bonus too.

Randy
Randy
1 year ago

Can you rank these 3b’s. 12 tm 5×5 obs
Riley, gimenez, yuli gurriel, happ, Jeff McNeil, hoerner, Shaw. Need obs, rbis.

Also with kopech starting tonight is he worth a grab. Not sure whether he’s gonna be a starter for long term or not or how king he will go in games.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Morning Grey!

3 questions:

1. Wong or Lux

2. Can you rank these closers: Will Smith, Melancon, Diego Castillo and McGee

3. Looking to try to upgrade my staff: which is these pitchers would you be trying to move: Rogers, Civale, Mahle, Luzardo, Means

Thanks

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Would you drop Montas for any of these guys? Corbin, Duffy, Boyd, Ynoa, Smyly or Jordan Montgomery? Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Foe the1st time since realignment when the Astros joined the ALW, by order of standings:
A’s
Seattle
Houston
Anaheim
Texas

Asshat

It looks even better by team logo, so check the standings for yourself.

Awesome.!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

finally, gausman/pab lop (who everybody here i’m sure owns in multiple spots assuming they play multiple spots) get great matchups (vs the junk hitting teams they both play for).

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Alex Reyes has probably been the luckiest pitcher this year with his 8 BB/9 & 6+ xERA – do you think the implosion is gonna happen or you think he’s talented enough to limit the damage from the regression fairies? I’m thinking of dropping him for Staumont

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

holland is already back.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

the bigger worry on reyes is that STL wants him to get 80-100 innings this year which later in the year will almost certainly result in him being a SP again. but that’s not a short term thing.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So in SV+HLD – Staumont over Reyes?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Flexen or L Weaver?

Luke’s next start gets a 20+ from SON

Thanks

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

Yasmani or Ramos ROS?

Hot Rod
Hot Rod
1 year ago

I am in a position to be able to stash or plug and play one of these guys when they face Detroit lol Which one?

Irvin
Minor
Weathers
Cease
Widener
Flexen
Kikuchi

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick 1
Grey home vs Philly
Wilson home vs Arizona
Corbin at Mets

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

What every game feels like to me this week:
BB, single, double, single, (my guy) K), double, HBP, BB, single (my guy) K, single, (my guy) fly out.

Now Stroman implodes.

Bonus: I have 6 saves this week. Normally I’d be winning saves with a decent margin. My opponent drafted Hayder, Hand & Chapman, who’ve combined for 7, to go along with DeGrom.

I’ll have to check with the next traveling roma I meet, but I may be cursed.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Tucker homers! My curse may have been lifted!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Hiura 3/4 today. I guess I’ll wait another few days. Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I continue looking for excuse to cut Hiura. What about Riley?

JC
JC
1 year ago

Weekly checkup with a few new names on the squad.
Best on the wire:
Happ, Kelly, Peralta, Adolis, Wong, Benintendi.
Singer, Montas, Sixto. H2h league. Sitting in third place despite no one hitting.

C- open
CI- Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
MI- Trea, DeJong, Albies
OF- Springer, Winker, Robles, Kepler, Pham
DH – Yordan
Bench- Kelenic
SP- Burnes, Gausman, Eovaldi, Plesac, Heaney, Javier
RP- Neris, Romano, Trivino, Valdez, D Williams
(Saves, holds are separate cats)
IL- Stras

What moves if any would you make?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Gee. Gavin Lux is on waiver wire n a 12 team keeper league. My IF is N. Lowe,Albies,Trea, Moncada,Swanson, and Riley. My DH is Franmil and my bench is JD Davis or Ian Happ. Still grab him and pray I don’t need him?

Kirilloff also on waivers. My OF is Conforto,Biggio,Laureano,Happ,Davis, and Schwarber. Any drops for Kirilloff?

Thank you!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lux or Kirilloff on pure talent and upside?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

is he the everyday 2B? Lourdes is not inspiring confidence right now

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Odorizzi done after one out. Velo down and flexing his hand by the sound of it. *gritted teeth emoji*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Forearm tightness.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

I just added Garcia in my 14-team points league

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Brady Singer, 34% CSW today. Think he’s got the potential to sneak into a #2 or #3 starter? Was really impressed today. Smooth mechanics.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

NL-Only H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

Please rank ROS: Hilliard, Locastro, Slater, O’Neil.

Unfortunately, without a trade, I’ll be stuck starting 2 of these for the rest of the year.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you! Hopefully O’Neil can hit enough to stay in the lineup. I could use his power.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

16tm was offered THE Eduardo Escobar for My Zac Wheeler? that is a “no” correct?
or
Semien/Chad Green for Wheeler?
or
Franmil for Wheeler?

i dont hate wheeler but I dont love him but I feel like I’m undervaluing him? just wanted opinions from people who know how to do this fantasy baseball thing. I’m currently in 3rd would be trading with the guy in 2nd.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

Fran mil is fair if it’s not obp league

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

No.

Hankg
Hankg
1 year ago

Would you drop Cronenworth for Gimenez to fill MI slot? Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

A freind of mine wants to know if he should start Mad-Bum against ATL in ATL. I told him that I dont trust him right now and he should sit him vs ATL. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok thanks. he picked up Chase anderson who goes against colorado in Coors. Good pickup?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

he really needs a SP for a spot start to make his innings for the week

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

bench or drop. shallow leagues shouldn’t be owned. tell your friend it ain’t 5 years ago.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
1 year ago

weird 12 teamer drops. 5×5. i have:
SP: desclafani, wood, s.gray, j-mont, woodruff, otani, means, corbin
RP: t.rogers (MIN), kimbrel, karinchak, barnes
DL: carrasco, pearson

these got dropped in last couple of days, off waivers shortly: maeda, plesac, gallen. who’d be my drops for which (possibly all) of those

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

plesac does appear the worst of those 3 so far, don’t see gallen getting back to near before i guess here. corbin’s velo is pretty crappy thusly.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Damn Robles is killing me but I about have yo keep him for steals in RCL league.

Suicide Squuze
Suicide Squuze
1 year ago

Keeper league $5 per year extension costs. All players below are OY 23. I am not intending to be competitive this year.

RBI, R+SB-HR, OBP, SLG, W+QS, 2xS+H, ERA, WHIP

Offered: Riley Greene $!, Griffin Canning $5
For: Kelenic $18

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Suicide Squuze
1 year ago

12 team AL only

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Saves only league…Diekman or Taylor Rogers?

JD Davis or Adolis?

Thanks!

jim pehotsky
jim pehotsky
1 year ago

points league
keep2 catchers
Stasi, McCann, Kirk

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Will smith or Richard Rodriguez?

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Kelly or Grandal?

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

Forgot to ask….

Singer @Det
K Gibson @CWS

Which is the better streaming option for today?

thanks again

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

I have lux coming back but currently have lowrie. Are they similar players? Thanks

No Bueno
No Bueno
1 year ago

Matt Chapman or Kris Bryant ROS?

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Baddoo batting 2nd today

H
H
1 year ago

Grey, I’ve been stashing Kelenic for a couple weeks. With Kirilloff on the waiver should I grab him and drop Kelenic or wait for the Ms to make the right decision with Kelenic? Thanks.

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

10 redraft

Util spot who you takin’: Adolis, Austin Riley, or DeJong?

thanks man