Above Yankee Stadium last night was a transparent cherub, sitting on the clouds — rosy cheeks, belly full of gabagool, Italian flag wife beater shirt. It was the one and only American actor, James Gandolfini, and next to him was the American actress, Nancy Marchand, who famously played his mother. Together, they smiled down on the Italian stallions, Joey Gallo, who went 1-for-4, and his 1st homer; Aaron Judge, whose name ends in a vowel, went 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and Anthony Rizzo who went 3-for-4, 4 runs, 6 RBIs, 6th, 7th, and 8th homers, because last night the Yankees went ayo whaddya know bada bing bada boom. Though, Rizzo went bada bing bada boom bada bing bada boom bada bing bada boom. The three bada bing bada booms were previously reserved for guys from Staten Island and celebrated on special occasions like a baptism or when someone buys a Corvette. So far, Anthony Rizzo’s year couldn’t be coming at a better place for a true Zombino. The short porch was made for him. First, the Yankees Letter, then Anthony Rizzo’s 3-homer night. Not since Babe Ruth homered the night he torched his house with his lovely wife inside, have the Yankees had such a roller coaster day. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Hicks – Out on paternity leave. Razzball hears he will be naming his kid after him, but, so the baby knows it always comes first, he will name the baby, Aaaron.

Austin Hays – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer and 2nd homer in as many games. Who’s hotter than Austin Hays?! Well, you can look at the 7-day Player Rater if you want to know. Also, hot schmotato alert!

Anthony Santander – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Maybe Manfred tightened the stitches for the bouncey balls to return, but only for Anthonys. Hmm…

Bryan Reynolds – Hit the Covid-IL. Also, Cole Tucker was placed on the Covid-IL. Now if Vanessa Hudgens has Covid, Reynolds is gonna have some splainin’ to do.

Mitch Keller – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.62. Mitch Keller looks like he’s ready to be an ace on the Rays.

Willy Adames – 4-for-5, 7 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers in two games. Oh, boy, someone’s woken up that Willy! *door gets knocked off the hinges* “Cancel Police, don’t move!”

Brandon Woodruff – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.30. Ugh, you really need to draft an ace in the first two rounds. What can you do?!

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.20. This was a Streamonator call to “Hot For Streamers dot com” and I was too scared to listen. Damn me to hell.

Odubel Herrera– 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Pretty sure this is ODB’s first positive highlight in three years. ODB in 2019 fashion, rocking Spanx.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, and his 3rd and 4th homer. Oh, they totally put the bouncy balls back in circulation. They’re bouncing around now like VH-1’s Pop-Up Video.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.98. That’s more like the Stroman we know and sorta like as a late round flyer.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .333, as he hits 8th and Michael Hermosillo (0-for-2) hits leadoff, hitting .105. Could an MLB manager score above 100 on an IQ test? Sound off in the comments!

Max Fried – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Fun fact! Max Fried is a county fair challenge.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.03. This is his 2nd straight start where the line has looked much worse than how he’s looked in reality. Too bad we’re not playing reality baseball, huh?

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I had him on my RCL team for some reason — maybe because my team’s a mess? Who’s to say? — but anyway, now I’m going to hold him expecting more wonderbar, but getting wonderwhatelseisonwaivers.

Chris Paddack – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.68. Yeah, that’s nice, I still don’t trust him.

Emilio Pagan – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.18 and the blown save, as he allowed the home run to Javier Baez (2-for-3, 4 RBIs, 2nd homer). No shame in needing saves; we all do. Pagan being named closer by people, but has Baldelli? Because if he has, I still don’t believe it. I’d guess he’s in the mix, but that mix is a mess. Duran, Duffey, Pagan, Joe Mauer, the guy who wears a life vest to a seafood restaurant and jumps in the lobster tank — all of them are in the mix.

Logan Gilbert – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.40. Could a pitcher with a 0.40 ERA also be a buy? I wanna say yes.

Wander Franco – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .338. My only regret is I didn’t draft Wander Franco on the same fantasy team twice. There’s a Wander Franco in the Giants’ system, but, alas, I failed myself.

Josiah Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.05. Honestly, I’ll take a subpar ERA night with 10 Ks all the time and twice on Muesday, the magical day between Monday and Tuesday.

Joey Wendle – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (3), hitting .362. A lot of Mattingly decisions are dandruff-inducing head-scratchers, but how are Jesus Aguilar (0-for-3, .204) and Jorge Soler (1-for-5, .190) top-of-the-order guys and Wendle isn’t?

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25. It’s April; I know, but the Mets are starting to feel special. Think about them getting deGrom back in time for the playoffs. Oh my God, I’ve been in the monkey cage too long, and I can no longer smell my own shizz.

Jordan Hicks – 2 IP, 2 ER, but left the game with a wrist contusion, but the x-rays were negative and he was likely only going two innings anyway. The stretching out of Jordan Hicks, will it take longer than The Batman? Wait to see!

Patrick Sandoval – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.00. “Wrote a sleeper post about him.” That’s me answering you when you ask if I think he’s any good.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. This guy seems pretty good. Anyone see any scouting reports on him? Ever hear of him before?

Tony Gonsolin – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 1.59. Not a great start, but, before you drop him, take a moment to think about dropping a pitcher with a 1.59 ERA.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .283. The Giants could turn the guy in your office who still says wassssssssup into a solid platoon player.

Sheldon Neuse – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and two steals (2, 3), hitting .327. Bring the Neuse, bring the steals! Looks like a speed schmotato, who’s hitting for a solid average.

Liam Hendriks – Day-to-day with back spasms. As reported here first after I simply inferred a medical diagnosis off of a replay. Hey, I’m a Fantasy Doctor! Graveman or Bummer are in the mix if Hendriks is out a while, but there’s no clearcut one; I’d guess Graveman.

Daniel Lynch – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38. I like Daniel Lynch, so don’t take this the wrong way, but Tony La Russa absolutely released a black cat in the White Sox clubhouse, and that’s cat name was, “Drake LaRoche.” Are the White Sox taking batting practice with pieces of broken mirror? I’m asking for my White Sox player shares, because they look about as jinxed as I’ve ever seen a team, and it’s going on two years. When Eloy injured himself last year, right above him, was there a giant ladder he was walking under? So, Daniel Lynch is a 94 MPH fastball, heavy slider usage lefty. His slider is premium butter and why he throws it so much. I could see starting to look at him in 15 and 12-team mixed.

Adalberto Mondesi – Left yesterday’s game with an injury. Finally, the Mondesi we all came to know and love! Hilariously (depending on your definition), I did a Mondesi video for our YouTube channel (subscribe, it’s free) moments before he left the game. The moral of the video is don’t love anything, ever.

Pedro Baez – Designated for assignment, and he just signed a two-year deal. Wow, that was quick, and so unlike him.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Why is it getting stuffy in here? Did someone shut the Buy Low Window?

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .203. No one really believed in Adolis coming into the year, but I did, so maybe you can buy low (pick up for free) Adolis.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.19. Now has 30 Ks and zero walks. I’m not laughing at the people that were worried about Gausman moving to the AL East, but I am silently judging.

Jake Diekman – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.75, and a dinger to George Springer (2-for-5, 3 RBIs, 4th homer). This Red Sox pen is so bad it’s making Hansel Robles (1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA) look good.

Ha-Seong Kim – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Might be a light schmotato trending towards hot.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .390. Okay, Hosmer homered? Someone’s been talking to their Guatemalan seamstresses.

Nick Senzel – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Just priming himself up for his trip to Coors later this week. Now, as they say, it’s not a time to be Senzeless.

Jonathan India – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “I saw Bobby in the front lobby and called him Blobby by accident. I don’t think I need sensitivity training.”

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Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey?

Haven’t been that active as of late. At the risk of you hearing it before, what are your thoughts on Silk Sonic? Andrew Vaughn?

Ben W
Ben W
2 months ago

Looking to trade a 2 for 1 to free up a roster spot . I have a strong team.
What players are very good buy low candidates right now?

VladdyBomb
VladdyBomb
Reply to  Ben W
2 months ago

Dude read the article before you ask dumb questions. He listed a few. At least pay the guy respect before you ask his advice

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Would you drop Winker, Bellinger or Andrew Vaughan for Ward?

Ward question for another league. I have Ketel Marte and Jorge Mateo (both of which can play 2B. I currently have Mateo in the OF but could move him to 2B (and I need SBs). Would you drop either of those two for Ward?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

i’ll bet other than winker in the first one (and probably him too) hold. in the 2nd one i’m in the exact same thing and to activate india he said to drop ward not ketel one or mateo (this was like yesterday too)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
2 months ago

holy crap, that’s what having a very good (so far) walk rate and 3 HR’s in 2 games can do when the season is only into it’s 21st day on kepler. just bitching about him like yesterday or today (in my case he was already just best option for at least due to playing time/lineup slot in a deep league) and now he’s got the old .900 OPS.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Josh naylor or Santiago Espinal

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Thoughts about the 2-start week of G. Marquez vs WAS (J. Gray) and at AZ (Gallen)? Sit? Or lose him completely?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Vs? So at coors? No.

Last edited 2 months ago by captain obvious
aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Adolis Garcia over Kelenic?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Yahoo is back on their bullshit, I see.

Had Tucker & McMahom both out. Then 10 mins before game time they showed McMahon as in, so I swapped them. And lookie there…Tucker batting 5th.

I guess ya get what ya pay for.

russowl
russowl
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Yeah they got me on both of them too

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Javier doing all the things I said I’d hoped he wouldn’t do. HR then a walk. At least it was in that order. Gah.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Would you drop Stroman for Rasmussen?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Or lose S. Gray?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Charlie Morton. Jesus.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

No ST for the olds is just bad bad bad.

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
2 months ago

Looks like Adell is sitting again for the 3rd time in 5 games. Drop him for Nate Lowe or Avisail Garcia? 6×6 OPS

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Brenden Rodgers any interest in a points dynasty league? $3 increases $2 per year or nah, would drop Haase at $5? Have India, Swanson, Edman, Falefa as SS/2B

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Profa over Winker or Ward?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
2 months ago

I just dropped Mondesi and feel like a new man.
#neverdraftingadalbertoagain

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Are we dropping Adalberto???

mookie
mookie
2 months ago

Which side in AL-only?

A: Merrifield, Wacha, Victor Reyes
B: Story, Dozier

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Dozier, Hosmer, C. Walker, Beer, Candelario, Arraez, Choi, Urshelo, Kirilloff or Wade to replace Mondesiiiiiiii?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Add Wendle to that list por favor

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

I have “Walk With” Elias Diaz. Are any of these C’s are better option

Zach Collins
Max Stassi
Christian Vazquez

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok sticking w/Elias

Dubjay
Dubjay
2 months ago

Hey Grey,
have a bit of a [email protected]#k on my bench and with my pitching staff. I like maximizing my roster in my H2H league. So I plugged some guys in my IL and N/A slots who are soon to be activated. Now I need to decide who to make room for and who to drop. Here is my roster
C-K.RUIZ
1B-A.RILEY
2B-ALBIES
3B-BREGMAN
OF-SOTO/TROUT/TUCKER
UTIL-JULIO RODRIGUEZ/J.PEÑA
BENCH-STRAW
IL-KIRILLOFF/ACUÑA

SP-BIEBER
SP-GILBERT
SP-MANAEA
RP-E.DIAZ
RP-BEDNAR
P-RAINEY
P-J.LOPEZ
BENCH-SIMS/J.DURAN/TR.ROGERS/R.SUAREZ
IL-T.WALKER/A.COBB
N/A-T.HOUCK/YNOA

Walker and Cobb should be back this weekend. Kirilloff soon as well. ACUÑA at the start of May. Pagan seems to be on thin ice in Min so I could see DURAN getting a shot to run away with the role.
so basically I see it as picking one of Pena, Straw and Kirilloff to keep. Not sure which of the SP/RP to let go. This is tough. Could use some of your expert guidance.

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Really? Over Peña? It is a keeper league if that changes anything. Although we only keep 10 so there is no way that he gets kept. Problem with keeping straw is that it limits my flexibility. When ACUÑA returns, I will have all of my util/bench as OF.

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Dubjay
2 months ago

Which of the pitchers would you lose? I would need to drop 3-4

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i realized that I didn’t put in my SS. I have SEMIEN. I just thought that it would be beneficial to have a bench bat that could fill in if SEMIEN or albies got injured or had a day off.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Is Framber Valdes more than just a streamer? He’s on waivers and I would need to spend one of three remaining moves (dropping McKenzie Gore for him). Hold or go?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Down goes Mondesi. “Structural damage” to his knee. Oof.

Nitro
Nitro
2 months ago

Zac Gallen for J Polanco?

Which side?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I have the following as hitters who are outfielders

Josh Bell
Brendon Nimo
Starling Marte
JD Martinez
Kris Bryant

Andrew Benintendi is now available.

1. Would you pick him up and drop one on the list? If so, who would you drop?

2. Is Benintendi to invaluable to pass or just a streamer who is hot and let him go?

Thanks!!!

Martin

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
2 months ago

yordan too much for Jazz

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thought so thanks Boss

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I have to sit one person tonight. Among the following who would you sit:

Belt of SF, Bell of Washington, Cron of Colorado and Martinez of Boston.

As always, thanks for all your help!!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Lucius Fox is starting at SS for the Nats. I guess I missed that. When I read the lineup, I immediately changed it to Luscious Fox and thought of porn. My mind is in the gutter.

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

1. Do you think Jarred Kelenic will turn his season around? I just feel like he has too much talent to be THIS bad and not redeem himself

2. Drop Adalberto Mondesi for Jarred Kelenic

3. Jo Adell or kelenic

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Michael Balasis
2 months ago

Turn it around?!? dude is off to satisfactory start!

fausto
fausto
2 months ago

Sorry if I posted this twice!
Willy Abombes and B.Marsh carryng my 16tm yikes!

1. Cristian Javier @tx tonight
The robot hates it ~(-$22)
Probbo not going 5ip you think?
Tight ratio/w battle in my h2h
(My 0.67 era vs his 1.01era)

2.desclafani in a deep roster 10tm hold him on bench or move on? IL is full but looks like Teoscar coming soon so I could hang tight until I need the stream spot.
Appreciated.

Mo with the gimpy leg
Mo with the gimpy leg
2 months ago

10tm H2H Yahoo Would you trade L.Gilbert and Luzardo for Woodruff? Rest of my SP’s are Alcantara T.Rogers J.Ryan P.Sandoval Magill Cobb Snell Clevdog Brash

fausto
fausto
2 months ago

Wily Abombes and B.Marsh carrying my 16tm yikes.

1. Cristian Javier @tex tonight
The robot hates him( ~ -$22ish)
Probbo not going 5ip you think?
Walking a tightrope with ratios in a h2h my era is 0.67 oppos @1.05

2. In a deep roster 10team is Desclafani worth wasting a bench spot while his cankle heals or move on?
My IL is full but looks like Teoscar is close. Not killing me at the moment.
Appreciated.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 months ago

HeY to the HeY, Grey

Would you roster both Jo-Gray and Gonsolin? And who would it be if only one?

These guys both got hastily (and unwisely) dropped in my league. Time to pounce.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvey!!!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Please rank – Jesus Sanchez; Mitch Haniger; Bryan Reynolds.

Primarily Haniger, Reynolds – other than Covid, any risk that they’ll be losing playing time due to their frigid start?

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

Race to .200 – who wins – Merrifield or Ketel Marte

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
2 months ago

esp ketel since mondesi is hitting DL. unless you meant by which plate appearance into season. i’m guessing you just meant first day either of them is over .200 though.

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

What the hell happened to Carlos Carrasco today? Geezus he buried me! Hope a taco truck runs him over on his way to catch the subway home

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  jcindaville
2 months ago

Did not have it today. Should havd taken him out earlier. A reliever also allowed 2 inherited runners to score with 2 outs.

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William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

@Grey – bad day for the robot last night with Woodruff and Musgrove not hitting their K prop. Woodruff was toughest cause he just didn’t have it and fell 1 short before getting pulled.

Today I’m on Mackenzie Gore o5.5 at +110 (@ CIN), Ohtani o6.5 at +105 (v CLE), and rolled the dice on Pablo Lopez o5.5 at +105 (@ WASH)

The robot does not like Lopez today and has him estimated at 4.8, but I think Lopez hits this if he goes 6 or 7 IP tonight

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

you like any of the props i took today?

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
2 months ago

Getting twitchier as time goes about holding Donaldson rather than take Dozier or Arraez.

Keep twitching for now?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I am convinced that the only reason Carrasco pitched like crap is because I started him. I saw enough after his start against the giants to deploy him in my lineups. Maybe I should just throw darts to determine which pitchers I use.

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

He’s been lights out and was given a nice lead today. Then he just gas canned it!. Brutal, just brutal. Back to the waiver wire that donkey goes

Ralph
Ralph
2 months ago

Can JP Crawford keep up his current production? You have a projection for him? OBP Roto

Mr. H
Mr. H
2 months ago

Would you drop Ketel Marte, Enrique Hernandez, Profar for Taylor Ward? I also have Yelich, but may be too early to drop him, you tell me? Thanks!

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
2 months ago

Would love to get your thoughts on a trade offer just rec’d?
Shallow league -5 x 5 roto

Have 5 mi’s. Have to bench one.
And Need help at OF

I get : 
Cpt. Woo Cubano + I Anderson ( will drop – better sp’s on wire ) 

Give:
Story + Musgrove ? 
( Might see if he wants Ray instead of Musgrove ?) 

Trade analyzer – looks close 

Which side do you lean ?
Would you do this ?

Team Below :

C Murphy
1 Freeman
2 Story
3 Devers
Ss Franco
Mi Chisholm
Ci Alonso
Of Robert
Of Haniger 
Of Mountcastle
Of Kelenic
Of Vaughn
U India 
Bn Pena
Dl L Urias
Dl Stephenson

Sp Ray
Sp Musgrove
Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Gilbert
Sp P Sandoval
Sp A Wood
Rp Iglesias
Rp Clase
Rp Tay Rogers 
Bn k Rob
Bn J Ryan
Bn Whitlock
Dl Cobb

wighty
wighty
2 months ago

svhds lopez, loaisigi or bummer

kggg
kggg
2 months ago

svhds drop 1 to add lopez? soto, king, munoz, barlow, duran, neris

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 months ago

Tyler O’Neil is batting .196. Nice start.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

remember this is a cardinals guy who already wanted to overdraft STL players (and/or have somebody else confirm his leanings) so he’s looking for any excuse possible to blame somebody else if somebody isn’t doing well (20 days into a 180 day season). why not drop him for like brantley or benintendi. everybody’s brains will hurt less

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Start Blackburn @SF tonight?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Your help has helped me to my best start!

Looking ahead to Thursday:

1. Would you start Seattle Flexan on the road TB?

2. I was going to start the Brewers Piralta at Pittsburgh. Do you agree?

3. Would you start Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill at the Angels?

Thanks as always!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
2 months ago

Hey Grey –

Thanks again for everything – you’ve helped a lot so far. Keeping Albies and Scherzer, though expensive, was definitely the right move.

Last week, I asked about a potential trade where I’d receive Jose Ramirez. The guy making the offer is back again. He wants one of these pitchers (Ray, Manoah, Kopech) + a hitter or two of those pitchers.

It’s a QS, K/9 league. My staff is currently: Manoah, Kopech, Ray, Scherzer, Lodolo, Brash, Syndegaard, so not sure I can spare two. Can I spare one? And if so, which one would you send?

My current offense (OBP, SLG) is
1B Rizzo
2B Albies
SS Bichette
3B Bohm
MI McMahon
CI Abreu
OF Mullins, Grichuk, Nimmo, Kwan, Robert, Josh Lowe, JuRod, Happ
Bench Witt

It’s a keeper league, with everyone affordable. Witt is at $9 for one more year after this one.

Any thoughts on which batter to offer? Is Witt too much with one of the pitchers?

Thanks again,
Jeff

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Great – thanks – that gives me a good starting place. I assume that trying to get this done is the right move?

Will
Will
2 months ago

Don’t look now but Josiah Gray’s strikeouts have gone 5, 5, 8 and now 10 over his first four starts. Over his last three starts (after that season opener clunker) he has a 2.81 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and has struck out 23 batters in 16 innings. He’s also sitting on a 12.6 K per 9 on the season and has struck out 33% of the hitters he’s faced. All that despite his FB velo down to 93.2 from 94.6 last season. Maybe there is something there after all.

DEAN L WHITE
DEAN L WHITE
2 months ago

Wherefore art thou Alcantara and Rodon?

Keeks
Keeks
2 months ago

Did the white Sox poach the Mets training staff this offseason or something? Sheesh.

1) Franmil or old man Nellie? I need SLG and RBI

2) In what order would you offer FreddyKBB, Rogers, or Lauer (QS league) in a buy low offer for Tyler ONeill? Wanting to offer either Joc+SP or Jesus Sanchez+SP for him, you like that?

Thanks for being amazing

VASH
VASH
2 months ago

Mondesi. Just please stay healthy….

sideshow
sideshow
2 months ago

15 team where closers are hard to come by….offering India for Ketel Marte & Munoz as I think he could be shut down closer? Or hold?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

12T h2h redraft 5×5

Reynolds just hit the wire. His profile’s horrific to start the year.

Still, do you like him as a rebound candidate over Adell or Walsh (play OF for me)

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

You owe ESPN an apology. You actually mocked them for believing Mondesi was not worth a top 200 pick.

I’ve been wondering who I should cut when Urias returns. I now assume it’ll be Mondesi. Reasonable?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

nobody owes anybody anything except them to everybody else, you must not have looked at their default rankings. and we’re on the 21st day of the year out of around 180 so how does that thought even enter anybody’s head anyway. be like saying portland oregon doesn’t rain much when you happened to have moved there in some rare 3 week period where it’s not or barely rained. how would he know who’s a reasonable drop if you mentioned exactly one possible drop (who you clearly just want to drop anyway). nobody’s forcing you to listen to grey here, but go on ahead, use espn’s rankings vs grey’s see how that goes year in and year out. sure it’s entirely possible mondesi is worth less than 200th player by say the 180th day of the season but that doesn’t help us having to spend literally in some cases 10 minutes to drag/drop one player from like 1500th to where ever we might want to draft them.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

MY COMMENT WAS WRITTEN AS A JOKE. I assumed this would be obvious to anyone reading it. IMO, Grey’s prognostications are the best.

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

12 team 5×5 roto

I drafted Walsh and have been platooning him so far. Currently have Mountcastle on the bench to swap in. Would you make any changes?

Available – Cronenworth, Hosmer, Vaughn, Wendle, Wilmer

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

Do you mean drop Walsh or Mountcastle for Hosmer?

Seiyanara Baseball
Seiyanara Baseball
2 months ago

Would you prefer Houck or Luzardo in a 12 tm H2H league with BB, Ks, K/9, ERA, Wins, QS as pitcher categories

200 Proof
200 Proof
2 months ago

Grey,

Thanks for all you do, you da man.

I’m on the replace Mountcastle bandwagon as well.

Who should I drop him for in these 2 leagues?

A: B Marsh, I Happ, J Crawford, W Flores or T Ward?

B: Thairo, C Blackmon, B Belt, J Crawford, T Ward or I Happ?

Thanks!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

I am a sucker for The Sopranos, so while reading this post I immediately wondered if Chris “You’re” Flexen is a scheduled starter today. Alas, that is tomorrow, but still:
https://youtu.be/MPBN5EoDvww?t=4

Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones
2 months ago

Got an offer of Stroman for Lauer (points league). Stick with Lauer?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Do you prefer pham or kwan going forward in an obp league? I like kwan (dtd, not sure of his status but should be back soon). Pham is off to a rough start again, but is in a good park. Thanks

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Keeper points league, 40 roster spots. Mondesi dropped, he worth a $13 claim or hold? Would have $9 left in salary. Could also see if clears waivers at $6 and claim for cheaper … Other SS/3B on team are Swason, Falefa, Flores, Yandy Diaz

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Ugh. Just put LouBob on the IL already!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Hi Grey. Please rate these CIs (top 2)

Bohm
Hosmer
Wendle
Espinal
Neuse

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Rank – Hosmer, Ward, Grisham

200 Proof
200 Proof
2 months ago

Grey,

Thanks for all you do, you da man.

I’m on the replace Mountcastle bandwagon as well.

Who should I drop him for in these 2 leagues?

A: B Marsh, I Happ, J Crawford, W Flores or T Ward?

B: Thairo, C Blackmon, B Belt, J Crawford, T Ward or I Happ?

Thanks!

Billy Will Williamson III
Billy Will Williamson III
2 months ago

Grey,

Roto Dynasty 6×6 with Ops

I need to add another banger at 1B.

Who’s the drop and who’s the pick up?

Drop:

Dansby Swanson
K. Wong
Kwan

1B Pickup:

Hosmer
Sano
Rowdy T
Garret Cooper
Schoop
Aguilar
Vogelbach
B. Miller
C. Walker

Thank you, oh wise and mighty one!

Billy Will Williamson III
Billy Will Williamson III
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

In Grey I trust!

Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
2 months ago

I grabbed Wendle as a fill-in for India, now I don’t want to drop anyone because they are all mine! Fantasy problems are real too! SSS, but India chasing pitches and making weak contact is poop in a cup.

Got tickets to Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Jersey Shore this Saturday Hoping to see Rutchman, DL Hall, Mayo, Norby, and Cowser in the O’s system. And Mick Abel and Johan Rojas in the Philly system.

Ju-Rod is a ticking timebomb about to go off!

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
2 months ago

16 team H2H league with 6 keepers. Thinking about offering my Abrams ($12), Gorman ($1), and Profar ($1) for his Semien ($3). Thoughts? Here’s the rest of my team:

C Kirk
1B Alonso
2B Jazz
SS Pena
3B JoRam
OFs: Bryce, Mountcastle, Bellinger, Profar, Grisham
BN: Tatis

SPs: Gausman, Giolito, Bassit, Whitlock, Severino, Lodolo
RPs: Hader, Romano

Thanks as always!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
2 months ago

Grey.

14 team mixed 5×5 roto keeper ( up to 11 players ) auction.

was offered Either Espinal or Urshela for any one of these three Adell, Kwan, or Mateo.

I jumped on Mateo early as a free agent because speed may be my weakest category . I drafted Kwan for a Dollar late in the draft so I would like to see how real he is for such a cheap price. Adell, who I also drafted for $11 has now become a bench bat thanks to Maddoness.

I like what I have seen so far from Espinal. Do you think it is just a decent April or do you think he has value going forward.

I was considering Espinal for Adell. Your thoughts?

If you are strong on the Adell side, is there any other deal you would do involving these players mentioned above.

As always, thanks in advance. and a P.S. thanks to both you and CoolWhip for guiding me towards adding Nasty Nester in most of my leagues .

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey. the guy offering the trade also has Cronenworth. IF he offered Cronenworth for Adell, Kwan or Mateo is it still meh? or worth doing. I love to trade and sometimes love hurts. So again, thanks in advance.

phil
phil
2 months ago

I know your site does not like Cristian Javier
 today. But what does Grey you think?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I do too. I picked him up just for the long relief role, so I was absolutely delighted when Dusty Dodger went to a 6-man rotation. Javier has filthy stuff….let’s hope he can limit the walks & the long ball.

Philip
Philip
2 months ago

In my dynasty I’m holding Woodruff, Peralta, Rogers, Ray, Flaherty, Soto, Devers, Olson, Teoscar, kirilloff, Franimal, Seager, Correa, and Clase.

Should I be worried? Hardly anyone on my team is producing. Other than Gilbert and Romano my team sucks so far.

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I figured but so boring. Thanks, homie!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 months ago

Better saves spec – Ian Kennedy or Steven Wilson?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Re: Tucker, this morning I read a blurb on one of the sites saying “despite the numbers, he’s making solid contact and the peripherals are there, suggesting he’s had some terrible luck so far”.

Which is them basically quoting me from May of last year when he sprayed line drives straight into the mitts of every infielder, and smacked sure-fire HRs that went to the deepest part of the OF, landing harmlessly in someone’s glove. PBP guys saying shiz like, “in 29 other ballparks, that’s a home run”.

Can someone track down the old Roma woman who put a curse on Tucker for every April and make amends? Sheesh!

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Technically speaking, Pagan came out in the 8th, so did he really blow a save or just cough up the lead?

Lucky me – I had the delightful experience of having both Pagan AND Soto in my lineup. I’m laughing. That’s how much it didn’t bother me. This is me, laughing about it, not at all mad, bro. I SAID IM NOT MAD, BRO!

Thanks god for the error or they woulda trashed both ERA and WHIP.

Also not relevant to anything, I think I’m going to start saying WHIP like Stewie says “cool whip” on Family Guy.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Let’s meet in the middle and agree he blows.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

one of baseball’s “cute” little “rules” a blown hold is a blown save.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

I suspect they were going to use him for a 5-out save. So he just blows regardless.

DanJNZ
DanJNZ
2 months ago

Looking to deal Rogers. Winker a fair buy low opportunity? 7×7 H2H (k/9, Ks against)

DanJNZ
DanJNZ
Reply to  DanJNZ
2 months ago

Marlins starter

DanJNZ
DanJNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Julio Rod move the needle?

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Which two of the following would you start tonight?

Franmil Reyes @LAA (Ohtani)
Andrew Vaughn vs. KC (Greinke)
Spencer Torkelson @MIN (Ryan)
Jesus Sanchez @ WAS (Fedde)
Randal Grichuk @PHI (Suarez)

The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Bob Melvin is likely the only MLB manager that would put up an IQ over 100.

Will
Will
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Bud Black could do it. But he’d need three tries and his score would have to be cumulative.

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Trade question- Alonso for Mullins. Analyzer has it close

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 months ago

Offered T. Anderson for my France. Which do you take ROS?

It’s a small and fairly shallow 5×5 roto league.

The SB appeals to me, but Anderson can be a tad overrated IMO. Only 20 HR once and 60 RBI twice in career. He’s topped out at 20 SB once in his career a few years ago too.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 months ago

Any point in holding Jack Leiter this year as a potential keeper for next year? Zero chance he’s up this year but feel like 2023 is possible. Downside is I need to use an active roster spot for him. Thanks!

eballs
eballs
2 months ago

Bohm or Flores?

Murph
Murph
2 months ago

Morning Grey
1. Adell or Kwan?
2. Drop Mondesi for B Crawford, Schoop, ARosario, AFrazier, Wendy’s, WFlores
3. There is no 3
Thanks brotha

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok, how about Flores or Donaldson? 12 H2H weekly

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

Stash Laureano or Kirilloff in 5×5 redraft?

ChiTown689
ChiTown689
2 months ago

Grey, is zach Eflin worth a pick up? does he have any sleeper appeal? im in 12 team H2H league. Thinking him, Steven Wilson, or Will Crowe as a pick up. My league has NSVH as a category. That is why im considering any of the RP’s. Your thoughts?

andfog99
andfog99
2 months ago

Blackmon or Vaughn ROS?

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

What’s the deal with El Franimal? I’ve owned him the last couple of years and I’m a believer, but he looks awful thus far. 4 Ks last night, too. Mostly against a lefty. Is it time to bail?

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis