Is the title anti-Italian discrimination? Lucky I didn’t go with Whop, Whop, That’s How You Drive A Rig-A-Tony. It’s whop as in making a loud blow, like a homer! Hey, I’m half-Italian, I can’t be discriminatory. You can tell I’m half-Italian because I can be loud about absolutely nothing. If I mention Tony Soprano and you don’t do the stations of the cross, I can’t trust you. Taken too soon. *crosses self, kisses hand* I can’t wait for the prequel, that’s got ugatz on nothing not for nothing. Anthony Santander, vaffanculo, where’s this guy been? Anthony, you should be so good, what happened to you? You upset me, you know that? Yesterday, Santander went 2-for-4 with his 8th and 9th homer, as he hits .245. You kiss your mother with those stats? His Launch Angle came down this year, unlike the price of gabagool. It’s brought down his fly balls. *grabs balls* What’s it to ya? His HR/FB% is in the basement with my old Z. Cavaricci pants. He looks like he split his great, although short, 2020 season and his just okay 2019. Yesterday might’ve been the start of hot streak, like this blond going through my rat tail, but his numbers look fairly mediocre, unlike the sleeper he was coming into the year. Unless he can drive through the ball like a Fiat, and Fix It Again, Tony. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

DJ Stewart – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Between him, Santander, Hays and Mancini, I think I’ve written a sleeper post at some point about all Orioles’ outfielders except Mullins. *looks at reflection in a wading pool* You’ve failed me.

Akil Baddoo – Being checked for a concussion after colliding with Derek Hill. Akil got it bad-doo.

Justin Steele – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.95. I saw Steele, and I immediately wondered what Laura Holt thinks of him, and she didn’t disappoint from her deep league waiver wire target post yesterday, “Steele finds himself in the rotation of the stripped-down Chicago Cubs (at least for Tuesday — we’ll see how things go).  He’s pitched 13.1 very successful relief innings in the majors this year, with a 2.02 ERA/1.05 WHIP, and 21 Ks to 7 walks (and he was pitching brilliantly in Triple-A before his call up). While I’m not sure how many innings he has left in him for the year, he may be worth taking a deep-league look at if the Cubs continue to stretch him out — and take a better late season look at him as a starter themselves.” And that’s me quoting Laura!

Freddy Peralta – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.26. Ugh, I can’t have anything nice in my brain. Now I’m starting to worry FreddyKBB might be pitching too much and will be a worry for next year. I need alligator blood!

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Know what’s wild? Chet Hanks. You know what’s wild in regards to fantasy? On the Player Rater, Avisail is about to overtake Adolis, and I’d guess most people have loved Adolis this year for an extended period while have been barely interested in Avisail.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Cain…Sugar is more like a Vicodin for excitement, but he’s hitting near .350 in the last two weeks. Hot schmotato alert!

Willy Adames – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 21st homer. I’m gonna be saying a lot this offseason stuff like, “I know everyone loves Adames now, but I loved him before everyone,” and most people are gonna be like, “Yeah, whatever.”

Edward Olivares – Sent down. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–Breathe, Grey, breathe! The Royals are totally screwing Ed O. Gee, I don’t know why, but I Got To Have It. It being the reason. The crazy thing is, because of the way the Royals are handling Olivares, I think they’re actually making more demand for him in fantasy than he deserves. Like, he’s some treasured prospect who we are all dying to see now, when, in reality, he might be Franchy Cordero.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 28th and 29th homer. Someone’s going to draft Sal P. in the top 50 next year and I am going to cackle so loudly.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Sonny Gray is one of the best four-inning pitchers. Sadly, he pitches for five or more innings. Never the same four innings either. Sometimes he goes caca-cuckoo in the 1st. Maybe he’ll choose the 2nd to put the shat in William Shatner. The 3rd? Oh, for sure! He can be bad in the 3rd. 4th? You know it! The 5th? You bet your bippy!

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. He has three homers vs. righties, but he seems to only get those when he’s already in the game, starting vs. a lefty. Guess what I’m saying is the GGOATOAT can GGOATOAT, but he’s getting limited playing time. Hmm, my explanation is more confusing.

Shane Greene – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to act more like Chad Green and less Shane Greene. Like they say to me when golfing, “That’s the wrong green, bro.”

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. Here’s what I wrote on Monday:  *signs over deed to house to bet Duvall will homer in the Braves’ next game* I would now like my house back!

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.41. Not the best feeling to see a guy I wouldn’t go near on waivers pitching almost exactly the same as Sonny Gray, and even better yesterday. Doesn’t make me *pinkie to mouth* Smyly.

Jack Flaherty – Will return on Friday. I don’t know what to expect, but I’d guess he’ll be fine since it wasn’t an arm injury that had him sidelined. Time to right the Jack ship!

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.34. Now that the Cardinals have turned Just Awful into Just Awesome, for their next trick, the Cards will make a mother who doesn’t ask, “Hey, should I download this (very obviously spyware)?” On the reals, no matter how much the Streamonator rightfully hates Happ, I’d start anyone vs the Pirates.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer. Colonel Mustard in the fast food restaurant with a fry!

Hoy Park – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. 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.

Sean Manaea – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.43. Feeling blue, Sean? Aw, I know how to cheer you up. A’la Annie, “The Sean will come out to Manaea…”

Seth Brown – 2-for-3 and a slam (14) and legs (3). His Ks aren’t terrible, and his batting average and BABIP are. My guess is he hits everything in the air and even if he knocks 20% of the balls out of the stadium, he’s still making outs the other 40% of the time.

Triston McKenzie – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.66. At some point, I bailed on this Strong Bean, and won’t go back until next year. Maybe it’s his hilariously awful ERA.

Zac Gallen – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.87. You thought you could go against the 1927 Giants? Please.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.22. Against the Dbags? Makes me think Alex was the real Dbag all along.

Buster Posey – 2-for-2, 3 runs and his 14th homer. Anyone else notice in the Giants’ lineup that right below the Belt is the Posey? *doorbell rings* Hello? You’re the Cancel Police? But I’m just the messenger! Let me go! Help!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer. Ever since I doubted whether Abreu could get to 30 homers this year, well, he’s done nothing but homer. Wish I doubted whether he could get to 40 homers. I just realized something. If last year was any indication, Jose Abreu is the best last-60-games-of-the-season hitter in the majors.

Griffin Jax – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.45. What on earth is a Griffin Jax? Sounds like a Disney star. Griffin Jax will be signing autographs outside the Wetzel’s on the 2nd floor from 2-4? *screams* “I can’t believe the star of Josh & Gem will be in our food court!” Any hoo! Jax sux.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .227. In his last 162 games, he has 39 homers. Is that good? That’s your cue to nod.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. As Scooby Doo says, “Renfroe!”

Matt Barnes – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.52, as he continues to absolutely suck. As I said the other day, the Red Sox secretly don’t want to compete, so who knows, but Ottavino is just sitting there, ready to face anyone from Babe Ruth to current-day players.

Raimel Tapia – Hit the IL with a toe sprain. Called up to replace him is Taylor Motter. Fun fact! Taylor Motter used to go to Camp Granada.

Jon Gray – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.85. Doing the “He loves, he loves me not” but instead of plucking petals off a daisy, I’m pulling fingernails out.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.59. Streamonator loved Odorizzi in this start, and hates his next one, and I’m willing to trust fall into the robot’s arms.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-5 and his 25th homer. I’ll be honest, I was beginning to use him only against lefties, which isn’t ideal. He’s been pretty poor since he came on like a wild stallion chasing a pony wearing a carrot costume (totally a popular saying).

Logan Gilbert – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05. The worst stat of Gilbert? His ERA. He’s pitching well, guys and five ladies. 10.3 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.28 FIP, ~62% first strike, but only ~74% contact. Have a feeling I’m going to be talking a lot about him this offseason.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5 and his 25th homer. As he ran the bases, he was seen muttering, “Why does my mom love Corey more?”

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-5 and his 26th homer, hitting .262. Crazy how much Haniger still seems to love the ball low and inside.

Mookie Betts – Sounds like he’s headed to the IL. Billy McKinney will be filling in for him, and even Billy McKinney isn’t happy to hear this news.

Corey Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a homer. It’s unfair to make fun of Corey, since he’s been out a while, but why do I have to be fair? Corey Seager’s home run last night was what number on the year? Ha! He wishes! It was number five. His older scrub brother who no one ever wants had five homers by May 4th. His mom won’t like Kyle more than Corey or even the same amount, but that doesn’t mean we can’t.

Rhys Hoskins – Hit the IL with a left groin strain. His right groin wanted to keep plugging away, but alas.

Ross Stripling – Left yesterday’s game with an abdominal strain. That happens when you try to turn a 5-pack into a six pack. I know what’s up, brah. I hit the gym.

Jared Walsh – Didn’t get activated yesterday, but it sounds like he’s close. It’s pretty remarkable how quick he’s returning from an intercostal strain. I thought he wouldn’t be back for another two weeks at least. Walsh keeps proving me wrong after he proved me right. Stupid yin and yang of being right and wrong.

Mike TroutAngels reported on Trout and said there was “no news.” Eloy and Luis Robert went through a cosplay of It’s A Wonderful Life where everyone imagined life without them, then they rehabbed for three months and both are now back before Mike Trout, so I am once again asking what is going on with Mike Trout?

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Jadda
Jadda
11 months ago

10 team roto dynasty

Brandon Lowe
Emerson Hancock
Dievi Garcia

For Arenado

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Toro worth 2b eligibility. Him or Cesar?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Third baseman of the future. Miranda or Jung?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

in my rage of pitching hate I traded Bellinger and Sale for bichette… did i mess up fantasy baseball dad?

I mean I now have insurance in case FTJ goes down and my OF and UT is Riley, Yordan, Franmil, Grisham and Bichette… 1B is Olson. I feel like bellinger about to go off and sale gonna dominate and im gonna curse myself eep

I am back on the horse though whatever happens! Giddy Up!

:)

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Shitwolf
11 months ago

yep 2nd homerun today. I am cursed legit

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Every body hitting for Boston today. Even Bobby D.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
11 months ago

love it, even in 20 teamers where i had brinson for years as a prospect stash and on BN as a horrible wasted spot, can add like 4 days ago. this might finally be it only took like 5 extra years or so (only 3 starting OF spots 20 teamer, so shallow for 20’s)

Ben W
Ben W
11 months ago

How long to roster Kyle farmer in a 12 team league? Is the hot schmato over?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Ben W
11 months ago

drop

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

looks like Bellinger is starting to get going…

PC
PC
11 months ago

Please rank these NA stashs , I’m trying to win this year, thx!

Bruján , Jose Miranda, Josh Jung, ,Jose Barrero,Jahmai Jones

dk
dk
11 months ago

Mondesi’s played 5 games in 9 days at his rehab assignment, but only one time in consecutive games. Need to trade for him cause I’m desperate for saves, but it’s gonna be frustrating with him playing just 4 games a week if he even stays healthy.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Betts on the IL again. This makes it 2 in the past 3 years where he’s IL’d at a critical time in the season for us fantasy baseballers.

If I am chasing 5 category contributions, am I rolling the dice on that post hype hot schmotato Brinson or Kelenic?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

In other news – I think Betts’ days as a top guy are over – can’t count on him during the playoff chase

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Green, Lasagna, Baddoo…I can’t seem to guess right lately.

Is Baddoo a drop now in 12-team leagues or worth holding

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks & happy National Presidential Joke Day!

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Which 2 Yanks to own for saves?
Losaiaga, Green , Britton

Ben W
Ben W
11 months ago

Who do you like rest of season in a 12 team league?

Wade Miley
Hyun Ryu

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

1. 3 hours ago, I learned from you that Baddoo was on IL. ESPN confirmed this, and the Fantasy player comment also confirmed this. Meanwhile, I can’t IL him since he’s still designated DTD.

2. When Chapman DL-ed, I stacked my teams with Loasigna and Green. Today, they were used in innings 6 & 7. Britton’s coming in for the Save. Ouch.

3. I was planning to drop Baddoo but I will wait until he’s on ESPN Fantasy DL. Who’s the add: Sano; McNeil; and Sanander?

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

Do you think Rodon’s placement on IL is real or just to slow his innings down so he is fresh for the playoffs?

Hold Trevor Rogers in a 12 team redraft?

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey.

Btw I vacationed with my family in California. Drove down from SF to SD via PCH. Dude, what a beautiful state. No wonder you fled NJ!

Although to be honest we completely skipped LA. I live in NYC area and did not need to see the West Coast version of NY.

All the best.

pizza5788
11 months ago

Madbum Irvin or Gomber?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
11 months ago

Sims or floro for saves ros

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

8 team League Yahoo Head to Head with doubles, triples walks and strikeouts for batters add Joey votto over any of the following or hold?

Joey gallo, Trent Grisham,F. Reyes

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Is brinson breaking out as a post hype prospect or is this just a hot streak. I added him in one league to find out. Was toying with adding him in a 12 team league but the drop is a little more difficult.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Brinson homered again today

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Brinson just homered again!!

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

He is 27. Better late than never.. he was part of the yelich trade. He now has more hr and a higher ops than yelich. Lol.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  toolshed
11 months ago

The old it takes some players longer than others to develop lol
Ive followed Brinson forever and have had him in my linep this whole month. For my next better late than never project, watch out for Jorge Mateo

handy afterall
handy afterall
11 months ago

Apologies for the catcher question. I’ve hired my neighbor to indelicately yank my nose hairs, to make up for it.

ROS in an OBP league:
A Nola
Or
Grandal

Gratitude!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Patrick Corbin, buy low kinda guy or is he just done kinda guy.

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

Need to make a move with FTJ coming back this weekend.

1) Polanco’s been great this year, especially the last 2 months. Would you move him to 2B over Muncy?

2) Are we worried about Ohtani yet? Should I try to trade him (I need pitching) and move FTJ to my Utility?

3) Should I try and trade FTJ and his glass shoulder? I’ve got Polanco at SS.

Kcc26
Kcc26
11 months ago

Which side? (12 team mixer):

Cole /Alonso/e. Diaz or Olson/l. Castillo?

Thanks!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
11 months ago

Currently have Tellez @ 1B, McNeil @ CI & Bellinger @ Util
Re-Picked up Bellinger after he showed some signs of life after having finally dropping him; McNeil was also picked up about 6 weeks ago but now is scuffling hitting .206 over past 14 days & Tellez is slowing a bit but getting PT liked I hoped.
Belt is a FA & needs to be on my team ASAP also Toro is available. & Connor Joe as well although concerned with his PT since this is weekly lineups …PT probably is increased if Tapia remains out a while. Also own Tapia so he could be dropped …bad toe is never good for a speed guy.
Thinking I’d drop McNeil for Belt but wanted your take on what my moves should be.

Milarky
Milarky
11 months ago

Great stuff as usual Grey! If you were to pick up one of these guys for rest of season, in what order would you prioritize them?

Josiah Gray
Patrick Sandoval
Cole Irvin
Austin Gomber

speill
speill
11 months ago

Please rank these starters for ros. Looking to trade one or drop one before trade deadline at end on month. Ryu. Montas. Sandoval. Morton. Thank you Grey. Looking forward to your opinions down the stretch.

Kcc26
Kcc26
11 months ago

Who would you feel most comfortable cutting out of:

Hendricks, Sandoval, Framber, Maeda

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Kcc26
11 months ago

Tough. All four are pretty good and have their pros/cons. I’d probably drop framber because he’s been scuffling the most recently and seems to have lost his control.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
11 months ago

HI Grey,

I was starting Cal Quantrill of Cleveland against Oakland. Thoughts?

Thanks for all your help!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

aardvark
aardvark
11 months ago

I have one move left this week. I want to stash Elieser rather than picking up sonny gray. Good idea? I feel elieser has more upside

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Ok ok. That’s why your the guru lol

Contender
Contender
11 months ago

Please rank Lamont Wade, Adolis, Hilliard as a bench bat in a 12-teamer H2H ROS.

Also, Ynoa is still available in my league. Worth picking up and dropping any of Framber, Stroman, Mahle, Means, Alek when he comes off IL?

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Cut jd davis or bader? 14 team league obp.

speill
speill
11 months ago

Please rank these starters. Looking to trade one or drop one before trade deadline at end on month. Ryu. Montas. Sandoval. Morton. Thank you Grey. Looking forward to your opinions down the stretch.

Matt
Matt
11 months ago

1) Vaughn or Santander? Are they basically the same but in different situations?
2) Can India keep this up?
3) Starting Sandoval @ HOU Friday?
4) Gallen v SD Sunday?
5) Taillon @ CWS Sunday? (LOVE all the matchups this week…. bomb city)

alanladd2112@gmail.com
11 months ago

What up,

12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League re-draft (no penalty for k’s in hitting)
-Only 2 IL Spots
-Only 3 transactions allowed per
week

Pitching:
SP – Alek Menoah
SP – Framber Valdez
SP – Shane McClanahams
SP – Freddy Peralta
SP – Lance McCullers
RP – Chad Green
RP – Paul Sewald

Pitching Reserves:
SP – Kenta Maeda
SP – Touki Toussaint
SP – Cal Quantril

IL – Chris Sale

Question: Would you drop any of these guys for one of these pitchers available On the Wire?:
Note: I will have to drop one soon when Sale comes off the IL. Also, I was going to start Quantril next week 2 starts. Maybe dump Touki or Maeda for Josiah Gray?

Available on Wire:
Patrick Sandoval
James Kaprielian
Josiah Gray
Logan Webb
Jon Gray
Carlos Hernandez

Thanks in advance!

alanladd2112@gmail.com
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Any of those pitchers I listed worth a flier over Maeda?

alanladd2112@gmail.com
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Gotcha. Thanks

Jr
Jr
11 months ago

I’ve had trout in a keep 5 keeper league for the last 3-4 years. It’s been frustrating, I think he’s had a full healthy season once, if at all.

Yesterday I traded trout and Lopez for woodruff and burnes. My pitching has taken some hits, so I went for it. I already had a bind with keepers and like the options I have, so I went for it (Acuna, Devers, Bogaerts, Olson, winker, wander, albies) plus now the two pitchers I’ll have to choose from.

Did I mess up moving trout in a keeper league? I have some relief knowing I won’t have to deal with his injuries anymore, but he’s also obviously amazing when he’s healthy.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for all your help and honesty!!!

I have a rash of ILs: Buxton, Hoskins, McCutchen and Tapia.

I was going to waive Tapia and thinking of pricking up either Joc Pederson or Sam Hilliard. What would you do?

I was thinking of picking up Domingo German and waive either Wilmar Flores or Jed Lowie or waive two outfields or skip on German?

I did take your advice and have Jack Flattery ready to go.

Thoughts?

Thanks so much!!!

Martin

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

6×6 with ops: Hilliard or Canha

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

grey I am close to acquiring the number 6 pick in the minor league draft. i already have the #2 pick. would you trade the #6 and another pick to get the #3 pick in the draft. If so, what round pick should I offer as well?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

i offered a 3rd rd pick

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He counterd. here is what he said to me. ” I want 6 and a roster player for number 3.

This is my roster. who should i offer with the pick:

C Buster Posey (SF) X $7.00
C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $22.00
1B/OF Cody Bellinger (LAD) $30.00
1B/3B Alec Bohm (PHI) $5.00
1B Freddie Freeman (ATL) $31.00
1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $7.00
1B Anthony Rizzo (CHC/NYY) $20.00
1B/3B Patrick Wisdom (CHC) $5.00
2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $17.00
2B/3B Adam Frazier (PIT/SD) $5.00
2B Nick Madrigal (CWS/CHC) IL (+) $5.00
3B Alex Bregman (HOU) IL $21.00
3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $34.00
SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $8.00
SS Xander Bogaerts (BOS) $29.00
OF Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $7.00
OF Michael Brantley (HOU) $16.00
OF Michael Conforto (NYM) $19.00
OF Cedric Mullins (BAL) $5.00
OF/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $12.00
OF Luis Robert (CWS) IL $14.00
OF Tyrone Taylor (MIL) $5.00
OF Mike Trout (LAA) IL $40.00
OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $9.00
OF LaMonte Wade, Jr. (SF) $5.00
SP Trevor Bauer (LAD) $28.00
SP Yu Darvish (SD) $25.00
SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) IL $20.00
SP Lance McCullers, Jr. (HOU) $11.00
SP/RP Tylor Megill (NYM) $5.00
SP Joe Musgrove (SD) $13.00
SP Chris Paddack (SD) X $6.00
SP Chris Sale (BOS) IL $17.00
SP Max Scherzer (WAS/LAD) $29.00
SP Luis Severino (NYY) IL $9.00
SP Noah Syndergaard (NYM) IL $21.00
SP Zach Thompson (MIA) $5.00
SP Toukie Toussaint (ATL) $5.00
SP Julio Urias (LAD) $11.00
SP Justin Verlander (HOU) (+) $10.00
SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $16.00
RP Nick Anderson (TB) IL $7.00
RP Brad Boxberger (MIL) $5.00
RP Jarlin Garcia (SF) $5.00
RP Victor Gonzalez (LAD) $5.00
RP Brad Hand (WAS/TOR) $9.00
RP Liam Hendriks (CWS) $18.00
RP Travis May (NYM) X $16.00
RP Tyler Rogers (SF) $5.00
RP Lucas Sims (CIN) IL $5.00
RP Will Smith (ATL) $7.00
RP Craig Stammen (SD) X $5.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I know he is interested in Bohm

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

So offer Bohm and the number 6 pick for the number 3?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

it would be a three team deal. Give me your thoughts:

I trade: Tyler Megill ($5) and Zach Thompson ($5) to team b for the #6 pick in the draft.

Then trade Bohm ($5) and the #6 to team C for the #3 pick

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

i have zero intention of keeping them so i thought maybe I can get something for them

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

plus I want Leiter and Henry Davis

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Top 2 from Touki, Triston McKenzie, Zach Thompson, and Luis Gil in H2H? Thanks.

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Just saw d’Arnaud was activated today. Top 10 catcher ROS?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Santander or Pollock?

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
11 months ago

Dropped Wood yesterday. Sto cazzo!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
11 months ago

So, 12 team league with 12 keepers for next year. Keep Bellinger? I don’t what to do. He sucks. But does he suck that bad?

PS: Scooby-Doo reference “Renfroe” is hilarious!! LMAO

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

12 team, 5×5 roto

You starting Alcantara @SD today? (-$6)

Coriell
Coriell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

That’s ballsy, Grey

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

1. How much of my FAAB is Josiah Gray worth? I have $97/100 dollars left. All winning offers have generally been small ($2-4) except for Yelich.

2. Is it worth stashing Grandal on my IL in case Haase slumps?

Zeus
Zeus
11 months ago

My main man Yadiel Hernandez stole another base last night and is hitting 5th behind Soto and Bell.

No one is talking about him because he is 33 years old and the PPs (prospect paedophiles) hate that but he hit for average, took walks and had a low strikeout rate in Cuba and the minors. He has been a 900 OPS guy at every stop.

He can be a sneaky pickup if you need avg, rbis and a little power and speed

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Question
Soto hits a 3 run home run yesterday. The game is suspended
Excuse my ignorance. Does that mean they will pick the game up in the same inning that it was suspended in and the stats will count or they start from the 1st and yesterday doesn’t count at all.
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Well that’s good at least
I can use Soto’s stats whenever they finish
Btw. Badoo on 7 day IL for concussion

RogerDat
RogerDat
11 months ago

Hi Mr Gray,

Thoughts on Elieser Hernandez as a stash? Had a nice line in AAA last night? Thinking of stashing either him or Luis Gil?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
11 months ago

H to the Heyhey!

Thoughts on streaming T. Anderson v. Tex tonight. Bot likes the start ($7.2), but I don’t really like the pitcher. I feel the same about other options like Skubal.

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

That start by Wood was one of the most infuriating things to watch. He was cruising, I mean absolutely cruising through 5. That entire forking rally began with a double from the pitcher. 11 pitchers later 5-0 became 5-5. In a freaking blink. Even the broadcaster commented about how that’s the quickest he’s ever seen 5 runs scored. Yay for that I suppose. Misery!

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Given his history of Shoulder problems and the huge jump in innings already for him this year (he only threw 7 IP last year ironically enough due to shoulder problems)…. This is very alarming. Terrible timing.

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  RogerDat
11 months ago

Sorry, this was re: Rodon above.

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

Rodon to IL with shoulder fatigue.. and so it begins

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Given his history of Shoulder problems and the huge jump in innings already for him this year (he only threw 7 IP last year ironically enough due to shoulder problems)…. This is very alarming. Terrible timing.

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I hope so. LaRussa has already said it’s likely to be more than a minimum stay and the timing of doing it now if it were just for a blow seem less likely as he was going to start the field of dreams game. Me thinks they would’ve at least let him start Thursday and given him a break after that start, who knows?

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  RogerDat
11 months ago

White Sox have a 10.5 game lead in the division with no competition from the other teams. Might as well save Rodon’s innings and have him rested and ready for the playoffs. I think we will a lot of these types of moves over the next month.

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Don’t disagree with y’all there. I just think the surrounding information and timing of this is very ominous. Hope I am wrong.

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

One more for today…

Please rank Hilliard, Bader, Duran, Santander, Brinson.

Thanks as always.

Wake Up
11 months ago

Grey the absolute grinder. Every day for over a decade. Bravo mon ami. Voluminous wanderings abound.

Buy this man a sandwich!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
11 months ago

Good morning!

1. Could you please rank…Joc Pederson, Lorenzo Cain, Rowdy Tellez
2. Could you please rank…Joc Pederson, Lorenzo Cain, Amed Rosario
3. Could you please rank…Joc Pederson, Anthony Santander, Rafael Ortega

Thanks so much for your time!

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
11 months ago

hey grey in a h2h league i’m looking for a catcher currently using vazquez but his numbers have been terrible. looking at last 28 day looks like Elias Diaz from Col put good consistent numbers or severino or mitch garver. i know its not going to last but what do you know about these senior citizens this year. i guess they can’t be worse.

what is the story on vazquez…you had him ranked pretty high and he start off well enough is he dinged up or overmatched?

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thanks Grey what do you know about Mitch Garver worth a look? theres nobody out there

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks i may give him a shot ….

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

In my keeper league (keep 5) I have traded my first two picks next year to fix all of my weaknesses and my team is now loaded and I am first. Yesterday I was surprised to be offered Tatis, Brandon Lowe and a 6th round pick for Bichette, Votto and my 3rd round pick.

I can’t decide what to do. Im worried about Tatis not being healthy from here on out. I’m also worried about not having a pick in the first three rounds. I suppose the health risk for Tatis is my biggest concern though. What would you do?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey! Would you do Bichette for Tatis straight up in a keeper if you are in first?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Was about to make this offer to someone and thought to myself: WWGD? So here it is.

Thinking of offering Luis Castillo (expiring) and Olson ($51×2) for Max Fried ($1×1) and Bobby Witt Jr. ($1×3)

Contract lengths are as of start of 2022.

I’m in first, by a decent margin (but I’m not planning any parade route whatsoever, merely for context) and other team is trying to finish in top 3.

Castillo expiring, though owner would claim draft rights which mean discount at draft, but that would make him undroppable and any major injury makes it a tough pill to swallow.
Olson is elite, but I have Vlad at 1B next year and Voit as his backup and both are $1. The difference between Olson and a healthy Voit isn’t worth the $50 difference.

Fried has been good as of late, but here’s my question and the WWGD – do you believe in what he’s doing? Owner wants to deal him for some reason so I question why….
Witt Jr. is arguably the best prospect in baseball and is mashing in Triple-A.

So, would you make that deal? Helps the other owner hopefully make some ground. Helps me mores next year

Chris
Chris
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Good morning.

Keeper League (3), 12 team league.

I have good roster to select my other 3 keepers.

Looking to move Bieber and get good value.

Which pitcher/trade to you like more for Bieber:

Trevor Rogers + Rd. 10
Manaoh + Rd. 10
McClanahan + Rd. 7

All 3 are good SPs but is any of them have a innings limit?

Which one do you like best?

many thanks for the help.

Chris

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Think he is saying the opposite, trading away bieber for one of them this year

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks.

I will be Giving Bieber

and getting one of the three potential trades:

Manaoh + 10
Rogers + 10
McClanahan + 7

Grey, still go with Shane?

thanks!

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

Awesome report!
Where do you see Wick among these other closers, Bednar, Patton, Colome, Wisler. Better, about the same?

Disguised Ticks
Disguised Ticks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I ditched Bednar and his zero saves on the season for Wick. Bad move?

Disguised Ticks
Disguised Ticks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!!

On a related note, how do you pronounce Codi Heuer?? I’ve only seen his name in print and I just imagine how Frank Reynolds from Always Sunny pronounces a not-nice name for female sex workers.

Phil
Phil
11 months ago

Is it time to drop Gallen in a 10-team redraft, or can I still hope he’ll pick it up before my h2h playoffs?

joeurso1
joeurso1
11 months ago

Santander or Chaz Noir ROS? 12 team OBP and SLG. (Essentially, is Chaz a drop?)

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Who is Chaz Noir?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks.I’ve seen that before here but didn’t want to appear stupid.Then I realized I’m way past that so why not ask?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Which 2 do you like as starters for the back of my rotation heading into the playoffs of a 12 team H2H league: Griffin Jax, Zach Thompson, Jaime Barria? Thank you.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Jason Murray
11 months ago

I could add Touki to that list as well.

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

MAT, Bader, Adolis G and Soler… Please rank top three. Thanks

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

As a Royal’s fan I have tried to defend Dayton. Two WS appearances after 30 years! But I’m really struggling to understand the use of Olivares. I have a bad feeling we don’t see Witt Jr this year either. And I have heard our sports talk radio say the same thing. Pratto, Junior, and Olivares are blocked Santana (.224), Taylor(.243 and O’Hearn (.236). They are very devoted to trying to win with most of the guys they have up there right now. Frustrating!

Should we sit Eovaldi today? Feels like a son of a bench, but TB seems to have him pegged.

Thank you!

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being super excited… how would you rank Yonny Hernandez for SAGNOF? Is he going to be like Dylan Moore or be shades of Michael Bourn?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Oh let me elaborate – Is he closer to Moore in that he’ll kill you in EVERYTHING just for SBs… or is he closer to Bourn where he’ll at least get on base at a decent clip to have the opportunity to steal bases

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Moustakis platoon days off is bothering me — Hilliard (3B available in ESPN) over Moustakis?

Kelley Hayes
Kelley Hayes
11 months ago

Going into playoffs with OF Hilliard, Kelenic, Pham, Gallo, and Conforto. Available on waivers is Joc, Avil Garcia, Cain, Lamonte Wade, Straw, and Badoo . Would you make any moves or hold. Thanks!

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Kelley Hayes
11 months ago

I’d drop Conforto for any of Straw, Avisail, or Baddoo, possibly even Joc though that’s more of a toss-up for me. Hopefully you’re able to bench Hilliard when he’s on the road?

fausto
fausto
11 months ago

Should I be grabbing Mychal Givens for sagnof or you think it goes to sims or antone? Or leave alone bc david bell.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  fausto
11 months ago

I grabbed Givens everywhere. They traded for him so you have to think they’ll give him a chance. Of course I’ve been wrong all season on closers so factor that in.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Every day I feel like Grey is not as desperate for closers as most of us are!