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I keep saying it, but what’s saying it one more time! It’s so unlikely that Amed Rosario would come out of the Francisco Lindor trade with Andres Gimenez and Amed be the one with the most value this year. Like 100 to 1 odds? Maybe, but maybe what we’re not remembering is something I mentioned on the podcast the other day. Whatever burns the Mets in the most dramatic way will always happen. If it means, Justin Turner, at the age of 28, has a high of two homers in any season, then gets traded away from the Mets and becomes a perennial MVP candidate? Then it will mean that! If it means Zack Wheeler goes to a division rival and becomes a Cy Young candidate, then that’s what will happen. If it means the Mets will make a lopsided trade for a top ten bat in Lindor with a much ballyhooed prospect and a throw-in, then that throw-in will become a top producer. These are the rules of the Mets. Amed Rosario only became a “throw-in” because he didn’t live up to the hype, but it wasn’t that long ago there was hype. He was a 15/19/.287 hitter as recently as 2019, and he’s only 25 years old. We should’ve never stopped thinking Amed Rosario could be good, because he never stopped being good. Sure, he had a bad 2020 season, but everyone — including you, me and all the people we know — had a bad 2020. If Rosario’s available in your league, grab him for power, speed and average. He also brings an added special ingredient:  the smite of the Mets Gods. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis d’Arnaud – Almost listed Max Stassi, Mitch Garver, and Austin Nola in this Buy, and, would you look at that, I just kinda did. Do I like The French Terminator better than the aforementioned catchers? Not really. Don’t really even like one better–We interrupt this message to tell you we tapped Grey’s phone and he likes Max Stassi the best. Okay, back to your scheduled program–I guess Garver or Stassi could be the best, but I don’t have a fave from them–He’s lying, he likes Stassi–Maybe, if twisting my arm for the truth, I’d choose Stassi.

Brandon Belt – “Baby, if you want to go out fancy or for karate, I just bought a Belt.” That’s you telling your significant other about your fantasy baseball transactions.

Frank Schwindel – The Cubs went from Rizzo to Frank Schwindel and you’re saying the Cubs aren’t trying to win? Cmon, let’s be Frank. *I’m now a 29-year-old career minor leaguer who might hit for some power*

Miguel Sano – “You mean like this guy?” I unfurl a giant life-size poster of Miguel Sano. The doctor says calmly, “No, that’s not what I mean by an ‘antibody.'”

Ryan O’Hearn – To grab O’Hearn’s name, I went to the 7-Day Player Rater and searched 1st basemen. Sometimes, I amaze myself with “the smarts.”

Abraham Toro – I’ve fallen hard for Toro in the matter of two weeks. This reminds me of the time I moved in with a girl after two weeks. Hopefully, Toro works out better than living miserably with someone for 18 months!

Hoy Park – Here’s what I said the other day, “He was inexplicably given away by the Yanks. Though, in fairness to them, they never would’ve played Park. They have Wade! I’m not joking, they love playing Wade for some unexplainable reason. Park had 10 HRs, 8 SBs and .327 in Triple-A, and is hitting over-.300 in the majors. Might not be anything, but in deep leagues, you could do worse.” And that’s me quoting me!

Luis Urias – Just went over him this morning. Use your scrolly finger and scroll on, scroller.

Luis Garcia – The site autolinks each player’s name to a player page, so if you click Luis Garcia’s player link, I have no idea what player you’re gonna see, but the Luis Garcia I’m referring to is a 2nd baseman for the Nats and he has big-time power. He hit 13 homers in 37 games in Triple-A and has a handful already in the majors.

Jose Miranda – You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to not hold your nose while making a pick up. You have the right to grab Jose Miranda even though he’s in the minors because he should be up soon and he’s crushing minor league pitching. More on him in the weeks to come, I’m sure.

Andres Gimenez – It’s funny (not funny) how people seem to get more excited about Gimenez than Amed, even though Gimenez really hasn’t done anything to warrant it. He does have speed, so, well, maybe.

Sam Hilliard – As much as Toro elicits the nethers aflame, Hilliard does the opposite in away games, but the Rockies go home again. Dot dot dot. Eventually, right?

Tyler Wade – The Yankees have three behemoths and their flame is a pygmy moth. Is that poetic? Yeah, I think so too!

Carter Kieboom – On the podcast this week, I summed up Carter Kieboom possibly better than anyone ever has when I compared his possible best case scenario as similar to Starlin Castro. Think it was me who said it, might’ve been Geoff.

Lewis Brinson – As I said recently about Brinson, “Saw recently that Brinson was hitting near-.350 in the last two weeks, and had hit some homers, so I was pumped to open his Statcast page to see improvement and! And! AND! Well, no not entirely. He’s been better than he has been for Launch Angle, getting good wood on ball and xBA is up, but, damn, he still misses so much.” And that’s me quoting me!

Yonny Hernandez – Yonny is so fast he just ran into your room, mussed your hair and ran back out the room. Whatever you want to call him, Yonny or Laurel, he’s solid for steals.

Rafael Ortega – Went over Rafael Ortega in the last Anime Grey video of the year at the top of the page. New videos start over at our football sister site run by Donkey Teeth and Everywhere Blair. Go check out their fantasy football rankings. If you don’t go give them love, you hurt my feelings.

Jo Adell – Just gave you my Jo Adell fantasy. It had it coming, oh boy, did it have it coming!

Myles Straw – Just gave you my Myles Straw fantasy. It was written while hanging my head out of my car like a dog.

Yadiel Hernandez – I wasn’t *that* familiar with Yadiel, so I went and did a Razzball search, and here’s what Prospect Itch said most recently, “Hernandez’s traveled an atypical path to his current opportunity. A 33-year-old rookie who signed out of Mexico via Cuba at 29, Hernandez checks in at 5’9” 185 lb, but gets the barrel to way more pitches than normal and pairs that plus hit tool with a discerning eye to create painful at bats for opposing pitchers. (With) Washington’s offensive deficiencies, Hernandez has several paths to sustained playing time, and I’m betting he’ll earn it, and with my winnings I’ll pay someone to punch Grey.” What?! Or here’s what I said when he signed, “The Cubans really love these Y names, huh? Yuniesky, Yulieski, Yunesky, Yoan, Yasmany, Yoenis… Y? I don’t know. Back in 2014 (his last year playing in Cuba), Yadiel hit .369 with seven homers in 85 games, and now he’s 29 years old. What does that translate to in MLB? Sticking with the Y theme, Yunel.” And that’s me quoting me!

Jarred Kelenic – Hate to see a guy do super poor on his first trip through the majors, but — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — Kelenic’s price next year is gonna be *licks fingers in a gross-sexy way*

Edward Cabrera – My Marlins source says Cabrera will be up for three to four starts in the majors this year. He’s the type who could produce 6 IP, 12 Ks or 3 IP, 5 ER for a severe shellacking. He was also in Prospect Itch’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects.

Patrick Corbin – Scared recommending him but this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to American Girl doll store.

David Price – It was truly a struggle to find a starter to stream again this weekend, so, instead you have David Price, who’s tentatively scheduled for Monday, as my next Streamonator call. “I was wondering if you have any dolls that look like robots and when prompted will say, ‘I love you, Streamonator.'”

Dylan Floro – Is it me or does he sound like someone who would say, “Yeah, I’m flying out of La Guardia because I get a discount since I’m Italian?” Hmm, maybe it’s me. Anthony Bender is in Mee-ah-me, as well.

Alex Colome – One of the big free agent acquisitions this past offseason to close and, boy, has he sucked! But he’s closed a few games recently.

Tyler Clippard – There’s also the very, very, very, very, very, very Irish-sounding Kyle Finnegan. Not for the same team — Finnegan’s on the Nats — I’m just mentioning possible closers. I don’t like mentioning the same guys every week, it gets stale for me, you, everyone, but it’s hard to avoid it with the closers.

Adam Ottavino – With Matt Barnes in timeout, Ottavino could put on the big boy closer pants for a little bit, or the rest of the year.

Rowan Wick – I was able to grab Wick in every mixed league I’m in, which makes me very suspicious. Who are the Cubs going to instead? Heuer? “Heuer” sounds like what Karen Hill calls Janice Rossi in 2R.

Zack Britton – We have a new Yanks’ closer, and that’s (fill-in name here yourself because I have no idea). They have Jonathan Loaisiga, and Lasagna’s last name is like a final round spelling bee word. O-A-I…can I buy a consonant? Any hoo! Britton and Chad Green are also there, and I think it’s more of a time-share vs. one guy being the closer in Aroldis’s absence. The good news is this time-share doesn’t require you to take a two-hour tour of a condo walk-up followed by a hard sales pitch all for a roll of quarters.

Mychal Givens – SAGNOF giveth and SAGNOF giveth Givens.

SELL

Anyone You Don’t Need – Next week the Sells become Drops, but, for this week — this one week only *waves finger in the air* This one…Week! ONLY! *you’re so amped now, you could run through a wall* Okay, don’t run through a wall, I just painted. So, it’s still the final hours before the fantasy trade deadline. Fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) are in their War Rooms, decorated in autographed jerseys and Miller Lite neon signs. Under a spotlight is a lucite box filled with a signed baseball that you think is worth between $150,000 and $200,000, but is actually a factory-signed baseball that an Antiques Roadshow appraiser would tell you is worth “under $10 unless you can find someone as stupid as you.” You’re trying to work out a deal with a leaguemate? Well, try harder! Not saying to not not trade Gerrit Cole for George Springer, I’m saying that is is exactly exactly what what — okay, now I’m just repeating words — you should be doing whatever it takes, if it helps you win before your trade deadline. If it’s a keeper or you have no trade deadline, then you can use the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, as always.

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Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

man all my hitters are slumping together… what is going on with franimal? I want to bench him but then i see solar slumping and grisham batting 8th and I am sad. my last OF is oneil who at least hit his 2nd hr this week. I have to start 2 of these guys next week or pick up:

on waivers is jazz urias myers hosmer france and sano

thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Shitwolf
11 months ago

i could also stream B rodgers, Rosario or schwindel who have good upcoming schedules *shrug*

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

Of course Chapman waits till the week I drop him after holding him all year to get hot LOL come on man

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,

This is probably a stupid question (or as my father says, “there are no stupid questions, just stupid people” But i digress. Start Belling or conforto tonight?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

i meant Bellinger

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

I picked up Triston McKenzie this morning in 1 league, just for someone different. But, later I noticed E. Hernandez was pitching and available, so I grabbed him and dropped McKenzie. Got a fine outing from Hernandez, but McKenzie is perfect through 7 with 10 K.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

Hey Grey! Fantasy playoffs start in just over a week and I’ve got urias, darvish, kershaw, bieber on the IL. Who do you think is least likely to be back to do something helpful for my H2H playoffs? Ie, would you drop Bieber, Kershaw, or Darvish? Urias feels back soon and is a keeper. Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I just picked up Hilliard off waivers. Would you keep him or waive him for Daulton Varsho, Pavin Smith or Jeimer Candelario?

Thoughts on waiving Alzolay for Taijuan Walker or wait for a better player before waiving Alzolay.

Thanks!!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

Martin

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need hr and rbi. who do you start at the following positions:

2b:
toro – 3 @ tex, 3 @ hou
jazz – 3 vs atl, 4 @ cin
rodgers – 3 vs sd, 3 vs ari
urias – 3 @ stl, 3 vs was

3b:
toro – 3 @ tex, 3 @ hou
moncada – 4 vs oak, 3 @ tb
urias – 3 @ stl, 3 vs was
sano – 3 vs cle, 4 @ nyy
wisdom – 3 @ cin, 3 vs kc

thank you!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: can also throw c hernandez into the mix at 2b ( vs oak, 3 @ tb)

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

@Grey: Hernandez has 7 games. 4 vs oak and 3 @ tb. Him or jazz?

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

Need help with determining some waiver moves for tonight. 11 team 6×6 roto extra categories are QS and holds. We keep 5. Current roster:

C: None
1b Vlad
2b Schoop
SS Tatis
3b Machado
CI Alonso
MI Wander
OF Schwarber
OF Conforto
OF Dom Smith
OF Bellinger
OF Vaughn
Util F. Reyes
B Lindor
B Hilliard
IL Baez
IL Acuna

SP Lynn
SP Castillo
SP Mahle
SP Hendricks
SP Loaisiga
RP A Reyes
RP Clase
RP D Castillo
P Romano
P Sewald
B Means
B T Rogers

1. I’m looking at 3 guys on waivers and need help determining the order to pick up for my team: L Webb, D’Arnoud, Buxton and who would you cut? I figure Hilliard for sure but is there a second or third guy to get and if so who would you cut?

Thanks so much!

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Can you rank Webb Means Hendricks in a QS League.

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

Elieser Hernandez SZN!!!

Hes only 21% owned on espn as of this comment. yall be sleepin zzzZzzZZzzz

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  LOLmets
11 months ago

maybe he will make next weeks buy column (eye roll emoji)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Dzalbec or Josh Bell (my bench bat)? I watch a lot of Dalbec, and he soften eems to have potential to keep it up. But I’ve been wrong several times already this year.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I heard there was a fantasy baseballer who had been wrong several times, but I had my doubts.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Adalberto Mondesi shut down again… gonna love tempting fate and drafting both Mondesi and Buxton somewhere in the top 100 next season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Buxton needs to visit a witch doctor

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
11 months ago

Do you think any of these pitchers could have any value next year

Reiss Knehr SD – SP
Aaron Ashby Mil – SP
Luis Gil NYY – RP
Chris Rodriguez LAA – SP,RP

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
Reply to  MrBaseball
11 months ago

I do have them all on my roster – nothing like owning those NA players

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Which of these guys are you starting today (Points league)

Wood vs COL
Jon Gray @ SF
Sonny Gray @ Phi

JC
JC
11 months ago

Our h2h, 12 teamer, has nine cats:
HRs allowed, Strikeouts, QS, wins, losses, ERA, WHIP. My staff: Burnes, Gausman, Urias, Cease, Eovaldi, Disco
1. Is this a Decent enough staff come playoff time or would you either add one of Price, Gilbert, Lauer, Marco, Flexen, Pivetta, over one of my guys or drop a RP for one, or hold them and stream?
2. RP Corp continues to evolve as SAGNOF has not exactly worked out. Saves and holds are separate cats. Staff is
D Castillo, Colome, Gallegos, Box. WW has Givens, Floro, Clippard, Bummer, Britton. Hold or make a swap?
3. 3B my worst spot: Donaldson, Longo, Wade, B Anderson, Hilliard. Pick one please for short term.

Turn Two
Turn Two
11 months ago

NL only 5×5
With Baez out, I need to audition someone.. how would you rank
Schwindel, Brinson, and Garcia, WAS

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Stay hot Bobby D!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,

Kyle Tucker on the IL. Who should I pick between these two:

Connor Joe
TYler Wade

I’m leaning towards wade. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thats who i took. thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Drop Stammen for Loup?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

or drop Lucas Sims for Loup?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I dropped sims for loup. Now Urias is on the IL. Need a replacment.

Choices:

Tyler Anderson
Jordan lyles

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

or the no hit kid Tyler Gilbert?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Two of your favorites – Cesar Hernandez or Luis Urias?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

SON loves Alex Wood v. Col tomorrow ($22.8). You like him as a stream in a 12 team mixed?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

Hey Grey! In a 12 team weekly roto keep forever (keep 8), would you trade your $9 Ketel for $43 Betts? Is it close? Not competing this year.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yea good point. Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Yeah, thanks. Ridiculous scoring decision made it 6 ER instead of 4, which would have been bad enough.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

SUCCESS!!! Anderson (3.1 IP/6 ER/4 K) was better than Muller (2.1 IP/6 ER/1 K)

Jordan
Jordan
11 months ago

Hey thanks for your advise on a trade i made last week think its gonna push me ahead for end of year push to secure playoffs.

Ended up trading joRam for muncy, ketel marte, arenado, baez, max fried. Sucks baez got hurt right away but tbh didnt really need him since i got tim anderson!

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Urias or Jazz?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Is Jazz a bad version of Javier Baez? He looked so good early on but his Ks are way up, everything advanced suddenly looks terrible and he feels like a flash in the pan. I know the injuries have been multiple and hurt but he doesn’t look right any more.

Did we basically just see a hot streak early on, and now we’re seeing the real Jazz? I originally thought he was Baez 2.0. Now I don’t think even think he’s worth keeping ina 12-player keeper league. What happened to him?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

You’re right, he did walk a little bit more. I suppose if that corrects itself over time, he’d be ok. Right now he doesn’t seem worth the roster spot.

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Need one (points league)

Bader
Adames
Luis Urias

Dude
Dude
11 months ago

I have been sitting on Wisdom and plugging him in here and there for power…..would you drop for either Garcia or Miranda potential?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
11 months ago

Do you remember when I asked you about the effect of the injury and knee surgery on Christian Yellich’s power and speed almost two years ago? Everyone seemed to blow the injury off like it was no big deal. I was concerned because legs are the key to power. I wasn’t sure Yelich would be this bad, but I was definitely concerned.

That said, don’t you think there’s a great Buy Low opportunity for Yelich in 2022? People are going to run away from him next year, and he’s going to spend the entire off-season getting himself stronger than ever. At the same time, I’m still concerned he may be finished. Dude has been injury prone all his career and this may just be the one that does him in.

Oh fuck it, I’m not drafting him next year either. He scares the shit out of me. You too?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He’s been injured a lot during his career and that concerns me that his body actually has broken down to the point of no return. I really hope he finds a way to work himself back into a condition that allows him to succeed again as I like him. But I’m questioning whether his health will even allow it.

I can’t buy in until I see it with my eyes though. He’s a fraction of the player he used to be. I think I’m out on him except for a stupid-low price for next year, like 20th round and beyond.

:o(

JC
JC
11 months ago

Wade stealing bases! Can he hold onto a starting spot or is he toast soon??!
I have Wisdom striking out every other at bat (strikeouts are a category) and think I need to move on from him. I have plenty of power. Wade, Donaldson (sits a lot, hurt), Hayes, Hilliard available too. Thoughts?

Green monstahh
Green monstahh
11 months ago

Howdy Jam Master Grey!

Where did the season go?

H2h pts weekly , catcher dilemma my Willson contreas (Tom hanks voice willlllsoooonnnnnn) is now on IL, and my gary Sanchez is Out w/ Covid. I need a catcher next week , both Willson & gary are in my IL slots but would you drop one of them ? If hold both I can add a FA:, best available:
Mike Zunino, Omar Narvaez, Carson Kelly.

That’s it just a catcher Q lol, thanks grey!

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

Is it time to pick conforto back up? five for his last seven with two doubles. I would be dropping Santander

aardvark
aardvark
11 months ago

Grandal over haase?

Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

Avisail Garcia is out again today, would you still pick up or take chance on someone else? Idk how serious his hand injury is.

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Saw it postponed but he wasn’t schedule to play. It makes too much sense to add him but if he isn’t healthy then it’s not so helpful. Hopefully he’ll play in one of the games. If he’s still out would Brinson be worth a flier?

pizza5788
pizza5788
11 months ago

Would you start Madbum tonight

DonnieB
DonnieB
11 months ago

Kelenic will be tough in keeper leagues. I have him in a high dollar auction league at $10. Do you keep in over guys like Schwarber at $1, Vaughn at $10, Franmil at $6(DH only) and Riley at $10? Those 5 will be up for last one or two roster spots. All could be kept two more years. Who would you say are top two values? $300 cap.

Thank you for knocking your columns out of the park everyday!

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Cron or Lourdes Gurriel for ROS?

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Speed and upside
Tyler Wade or Mateo?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

This morning, you indicated Clippard and Wick are superior to my Chad Green and Floro. Since I only have 1 move left this week, what is my prefered move? e.g., who is best and who is least?

Trader
Trader
11 months ago

I am in a super tight pitching battle this week…H/h league with our ERA’s at 1.22 and 0.88 respectively! WHIP both under 1 as well. Wins and strikeout categories tossups. Given all this, You starting Disco vs Rox at home hoping the rest helped him?

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

In it together brother!

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Grey
Ros who gets more saves
Ottavino or a wick
Thanks

JC
JC
11 months ago

Please keep one from the following options:

1. Donaldson, Wisdom
2. Stassi, Garver, Travis (seems like Stas)
3. Flexen, V Gutierrez, Price
4. Gallegos, Hudson, Givens, Neris, Bradley (holds and ratios)

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks! V Gutierrez killed me yesterday in a game I thought had blow up potential for him. My opponent put him back on the wire so had to ask.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Duvall, Avisail, Hilliard.

1. Rate ROS.
2. Rate for next two weeks (Hilliard home 6 days)

Thank you.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Wow! Clearance day at the IL. Schwarber, Hader, Verdugo, and Flaherty!

Jason
Jason
11 months ago

Sam Hilliard Lewis Brinson?

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Seth Brown or DJ Stewart?

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Would you pick up Stassi, Nola,or Garver over Varsho for C in redraft?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Have a preference?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Happy National Filet Mignon Day! Love me some stake on Friday the 13th!

got a few Q’sones for ya:

1.) I’ve been holding Eddie Rosario in my IL spot since I lost Laureano, but I could slide Jazz into that spot or add Elieser Hernandez in there (just got an alert he should be close to returning & has looked good in rehab). what would you do here?

2.) Don’t suppose you have any inside info on Avisail Garcia, do you? picked him up for his double-header earlier this week only for him to promptly get injured the next day. Is he a drop?

3.) Trevor Rogers – is he ever gonna come back? if so, will he ever see 5IP?

4.) Current RP’s (saves-only league): Ian Kennedy, DickRod, Wick, Chad Green (Chapman on IL). Are any expendable? Can either add another SP or one of:
– Sulser
– Britton (not sure i’d want any part of him after last night though)
– Loaisiga

Thank you in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thanks for noticing my dad-joke pun.

and right after I submitted my question, Elieser got claimed in all my leagues (womp womp). would you still hold Rosario or cut bait for a Hot schmotato or just hold at this point?

Thanks again as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Best bats available:

– Brinson
– Schwindel
– Villar
– Kyle Lewis (heard he’s actually due back at the end of Aug)

Best arms:
– Zach Thompson v. CHC
– Yarbrough v. BAL (assuming he still goes)
– Bundy
– Sulser

Thanks again

Leon
Leon
11 months ago

Any thoughts on didi? Hes being offered in a dynasty league. Playing for 2022. Would you be worried about his elbow?

Offer is will myers and didi for angel martinez, ezequiel duran and ezequiel tovar.

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Carlos santana has really hit a wall. This is an obp format and he was in my ci spot. Still with holding in a 12 team league? He is on my bench now. There aren’t any decent hitters out there although brinson has been interesting. I have a few options who could play ci. Thanks

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Would you drop barnes for ottavino?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
11 months ago

Hey Grey…happy Friday!

12/5×5/H2H where hitting strength has been RBI and weaknesses are in HR & SB, if you had to drop one of these guys who would it be? They’re all potentially good to have down the stretch, but they all have concerns right now too…

Schwarber (just off IL with new team)
Gallo (slumping)
Canha (slumping)
Moustakis (seems to be in a platoon)
Soler (hot now, but is it real?)

Thanks!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

How would you rank these guys? Assuming Brendan Rodgers is healthy.

Rodgers, Urias, Rojas, Lourdes

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Start one this weekend (Points league)

Brett Anderson @ PIT
Gallen vs SD
Patino @ MIN
Happ @ KC

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

ok cool
Thanks
Enjoy

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
11 months ago

What priority to have for these 2 soon-to-be Marlin SPs…E. Hernandez or E. Cabrera?

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Grey
I need offense
Would you do either trade or am i giving up too much
I give Montas and Isiah Kiner for Jose Ramirez
or
I give Giolitto and Kiner for Ramirez
Thanks

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
11 months ago

Meister Grey,

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, I’ve never seen the movie and to the best of my knowledge have never suffered fromparaskevidekatriaphobia but I digress……..

A) Picked up Ortega when I was in Cancun, cause you said so then. I love the lifetime movies:).

B) Not to be Means but would you roll out Team Ed Cabrera over Means?

C) There is no C!!! Not going Curse today because I’m part Filipino and everyone knows, Part Filipino American’s are stuperstitious…….

D) Have Verdugo and Straw, Drop one or both to pick up Santander or Brinson? This is the most important decisionsI have to make today, my wife makes all the other ones:), and I’m to old to cry.

I’m usually reading your sh-tuff and work, shhhh, let’s keep that on the downlow, and don’t get to watch your video’s. I watched this one and will be paying better attention in the future, I guess that’s next year, thank you.

CCC

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Please rank the following closers (and I use that term loosely):

Wick, Clippard, Givens, Ottovino, Finnegan, Britton…

Zeus
Zeus
11 months ago

Frank Schwindel sounds like a 1950s gym teacher or a Jerky Boys character

No love for Mateo?

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Looks like AZ has turned back to their old ways and have sat varsho despite calhoun going back on the IL. Hold or drop? They keep playing Peralta and some other guys now the josh rojas is back. Varsho only appears to play when Kelly sits

MaxMan
MaxMan
11 months ago

Hey Grey! H2H league so only really care about the last three weeks. I have an open IL spot. Kershaw, Bieber, Severino or wait for an actual injury?

Skeezix
Skeezix
11 months ago

Hey Grey, can you rank these guys in the order you’d pick them up for rest of season (not just for streaming)? Having said that, Sandoval and Webb have pretty sexy matchups next week and the others most definitely do not.

Logan Webb (NYM)
Patrick Sandoval (@DET)
Austin Gomber (SD)
Cole Irvin (@CHW)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

If Moustakis is going to be platooned (not sure why he would be, but it seems to be the case), drop him for one of Schwindel, O’Hearn, Wade, Garcia or Yonny?

Hilliard (at home this week) over Bader?
Brinson over Adolis?

Thanks.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 months ago

What’s good Grey? Kelenic is hitting .278 with a .909 OPS, two homers, three doubles and four RBI in 10 games this month.

Have a good weekend!

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
11 months ago

“…in a gross-sexy way….”

Grey, they’re coming for you. It’s just a matter of time.

Your comment on Kelenic applies to Wander as well: I think both will be affordable to those of us with a hankering for some Rookie-Nookie.

And to end the week on a high note LOVED that Yankee-White Sox game last night. That was actually fun to watch!

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

OK, here’s my stream pick: Brett Anderson. And it comes with this guarantee: he will be better than the pitcher I streamed on way too many teams yesterday – Muller. You’re welcome.

pizza5788
pizza5788
11 months ago

Grichuk or Brinsen

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Which stream do you prefer for today?

Luzardo v. CHC ($17.6)
Pivetta v. BAL ($-1.2)

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

Or Sandoval v. Hou ($2.4)

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

Head 2 head redraft no particular need only need to add one of the following but who would be next also ?

Santander , M.Rojas, J, Rojas , Belt , Kieboom, Wisdom, Tellez, wade Jr , joe , Hillard.

Drop Vasquez or d’Arnaud

Thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

10th, I think lol
so gonna miss anime Grey. dont go lol
I did add Luis Grcia, of the Nats, there are a few of them floating around. Grcia Moms need to stop naming their kids , Luis, on the up chance they play the baseball

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thought you were a baseball man only?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Somebody dropped Diego Castillo in my league. Drop Finnegan for him?

Will
Will
11 months ago

On the 100 foot wave docu, I’m through 4 episodes and Garret has bashed his head and had foot surgery. I’m thinking he gives up the chase for the 100 foot wave in the next two episodes. Wife gonna put her foot down. I live an hour from Mavericks and have seen huge waves there but that Navare wave is truly insane.

Happy weekend, all.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

After loosing to President Eisenhower in a landslide, Governor Stevenson said that “the lost hurts to much to laugh and he’s to old to cry”.

That is how I felt yesterday since I had Hendricks, Darvish and Woodruff. Ouch. I do have Jack Flaherty going today and did pick up Luis Urias.

1, I was still going to keep Hendricks on the roster. Do you agree?

2. I was going to sit Chris Flexen today at home against the Rays. Do you agree?

3. I was leaning to start Austin Gomber of the Rockies on the road against SF. Thoughts?

4. I was not going to pick up Touki Toussaint of the Braves. I did think about exchanging Flexen for him and decided against this exchange. Thoughts?

Thanks Grey for all your help!!!

Martin

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

ROS for Yahoo Points league 8 teams, how would you rank:

1) Hitters: Verdugo, Walsh, Ketel

2)Pitchers: Stroman, Sandoval, Desclafani, Maeda

You are the best Grey! Enjoy your weekend!

“Is this heaven?” “No, its Razzball”

jbona3
jbona3
11 months ago

Grey, what’s a realistic comp for Toro and his ceiling? I’ve got him cheap ($0) in a keeper league and wondering what his upside is.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Don’t like that. How about an unrealistic comp?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Nice! Thanks. I guess I won’t drop him.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I loved this thread – late nomination for thread of the year.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

7th!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
11 months ago

B2B Indians making the lede buy – hopefully Amed Rosario continues to last longer as a viable buy than Myles Straw – that Straw kid has been pretty useless over the past week