Opens an envelope, and, inside, is an invitation.  “Wow, what gorgeous calligraphy.  Someone took their calligraphy class at 8 PM every Wednesday for six weeks at a local college very seriously.  Patrick Bateman would be jealous of that raised font.”  Reading, “Please join us, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the Star Mitzvah of Austin Meadows.  On Tuesday, the ninth of April, two thousand and nineteen at twenty-four minutes after two o’clock in the afternoon at Temple Fantasy Tova Those Other Outfielders.  A reception to follow at one of the 37 local Hooter’s restaurants in the Tampa area.  Rather than gifts, please bring Cash.  Our manager, he gets lost.”  How sweet is that.  I wonder if I was invited because I wrote an Austin Meadows sleeper this preseason.  Prolly.  Sound the shofar, Meadows is finally breaking out!  *remains super calm, then screams*  I TOLD YOU!  Yesterday, Austin Meadows went 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (2), hitting .308.  Hopefully, this is the start of the big things I imagine for him, and, finally, he becomes a man.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .278.  Lowe’s delivering with that wood!  (I know it’s pronounced differently; don’t be that person.)

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Avisail had a season where he hit .330 and never got hot once, so not sure if this is the sign of something.

Ervin Santana – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER as he returned from the IL.  Returned is too modest.  He just appeared on the mound.  That Ervin is Magic!

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .326.  This is apropos of nothing, but White Sox announcer, Jason Benetti, looks like he’d make a great underdog on Survivor.  *Jeff Probst looks down at ground* C’mon on in, guys.

Daniel Palka – 0-for-21, hitting .000.  *insert Chris Davis eating popcorn with Michael Jackson in the Thriller GIF*

Mike Clevinger – Out for two months with a back strain.  Hey, Streamonator, I need to stream for the next 60 days, please help me, thanking you in advance.  AHHHHHHHHH!!!  Okay, chillax, Grey… *slaps face*  That’s not helping me chillax!   *looks at self in mirror*  Oh my God, this news is making my face melt…Wait a second, that’s condensation on the mirror.  Don’t effin’ condensate me, mothereffer!  So, this is a tough blow to swallow, though, unless you can fit your fist in your mouth, any blow is tough to swallow.  I’m not entirely surprised, unfortch.  Back injuries for pitchers are not good.  He just went from a potential 200+ IP pitcher to possibly Strasburg for the rest of his career.  I’m not joking.  Bad backs on pitchers are not good.  Can they get rid of them?  No, and every time they return it’s their back again.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .167.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2013)!

Brad Miller – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .200.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2014)!

Jake Bauers – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .200.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2018)!  Too bad the Indians got rid of Chief Wahoo, he might’ve been able to raise these dead sleepers.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.50.  The Regression Fairies think Kate Hudson is underrated; they shake their head, disappointed, at people wearing the color brown and they will destroy your ratios.

Jonathan Loaisiga – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86.  With Luis Severino out for at least six more weeks (read: six months), Lasagna will have a longer leash.  Someone is reading in Italy right now remembering to bring in their Italian Greyhound named Lasagna.  I’d mostly rely on the Streamonator for Lasagna.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .195.  Every time I think I like Alonso more than Voit, Voit does something.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  Forget it, Luke, Alonso’s in the lead again!  Keep challenging each other though, it’s helpful for my teams.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer and 3rd in as many games. I won’t mention that I wrote a sleeper post for him this offseason because daddy’s gotta dine out on that some other time.  Today’s Meadows’s day.

Jacob deGrom – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.18.  Not only did he get hit, he got smoked.  Balls were not dinking out for 20% chance of a hit on Statcast.  Balls were being mollywhopped out by Mitch Garver (4-for-5, 3 runs and two homers) as he told deGrom, “You’re now my *itch Garver.”

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.71.  Why did I draft this schmohawk?  Ugh, I hate him.  He is the king of these 4 2/3 IP starts when his team is winning.  He stinks because he’s always breaking Win’d.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .250.  Apparently, he heard the thousands of you asking to drop him.  Please start asking about dropping Odor, thanking you in advance.

Jorge Polanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .405, and a double short of the cycle.  Damn, he already has a cycle this season.  About to start calling him Jorge Schwinn.

David Dahl – Hit the IL.  Thankfully.  Rest and please return healthy in two weeks.  Okay, now that I’m done with my vision board.  Yonathan Daza was called up.  Daza, who is not the boss, was talked about on our podcast yesterday by Podcaster Ralph.  He’s a speed/contact guy for NL-Only leagues.  Daza (0-for-4) hit leadoff yesterday in his 1st game, not because of what Daza can do, but just a little eff you tossed off to Tapia and Hampson.

German Marquez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.00.  Okay, I can’t explain away his entire start, but let’s try!  A better tag on a reviewed play at third on Freeman and a strike three call on Swanson, which was a strike, and he’d have two earned runs.  Wasn’t a beautiful start by him (where’s the Ks?), but it wasn’t as bad as the line looks.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself as I walk into traffic.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Tildaddy says you’re done with your homework!

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Just leave your fantasy team password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is Mustachesarestupid, then don’t bother.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  First off, this is not to take anything from him, because he looked great, but that Rockies’ lineup is a mess.  Okay, as for the good stuff, there were a few moments (random errors) when this game could’ve went off the rails like the train in the The Fugitive, and not only did Fried avoid the third rail, but he showed poise of a much longer track record.  I choo-choo choose him!  Also, because I have cojones the size of watermelons, I started him and Marquez in Coors, and would own Fried just about everywhere.

Luis Urias – 0-for-1 as he was called up (two days ago, my b).  He is a .270 hitter with 7-homer pop and 7 steal-speed, and he will at least share time with Kinsler, i.e., in most leagues you can do better. Look at me having faith in you!

Joey Lucchesi – 4 IP, 7 ER vs. the Giants, ERA at 4.40.  What was that?  Did he owe something to the San Fran mob?  “This is a payoff for taking over Cannery Row in Monterrey.  We are square now.”

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Feels a lot like the NL version of Shoemaker.  Makes sense since I’d bet a top ten occupation in Holland is a cobbler.

Dakota Hudson – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.79.  Win’doh!  Ugh, 4 2/3 IP starts are the most frustrating.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .195.  Au Shizz!

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.78.  I do think even with 75% of his stuff (pitches) he can be still be worthwhile in deeper leagues, but I’m officially concerned about him.

Mike Trout – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  I thought he only caused his fantasy owners to strain their groins.  Hunh, weird.

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in the last two games. It pains me to say, but hot schmotato alert!

Freddy Peralta – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.91.  Since I don’t own Peralta, this brings me a little joy.  I’m sorry.  It’s schadenfred.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Yasmani Grandal – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  Yasmani loves to hit in Los Angeles, and also 45 minutes south of Los Angeles.

Wei-Yin Chen – 2 IP, 10 ER.  More like Free-Lun Chen.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .258.  Okay, let’s do a quick roundup of this Reds’ sizzle-reel, snuff film because they scored a bazillion runs off Chen.  Matt Kemp (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .148) hit his 1st homer since dating Ri-Ri; Jesse Winker (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .103) hit his first homer because he’s cool like Henry Winkler; Scott Schebler (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer and Joey Votto continues to suck.  I told you not to draft him, but you’re living in the 2000’s with your crush on sober Britney Spears and rocking your Zune.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.92.  Can I trade someone my 2018 Castillo shares for 2019 Castillo shares?  Please.

Jon Lester – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring.  Fun fact!  All HoneyBaked employees start their careers straining hamstrings.

Jurickson Profar – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .182.  Hey, the ball called the Jurickson store and you’re outta here! (Worst home run call of all time.)

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .309.  Here’s Semien in your eye! (Okay, that home run call is worse.)

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, and his 2nd steal, hitting .286.  Not quite a hot schmotato, but I’m a cyclops with a monocle on Dwight.  So, he’s the assistant to the hot schmotato.

Victor Robles – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .324 as he continues to hit 9th.  I don’t say this as a joke, but I truly believe if someone were to go into Davey Martinez’s office and switch Robles with Dozier in the lineup, he’d have no idea.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Aaron Nola – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.46 vs. Stephen Strasburg – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.40.  This matchup was billed as, “Hey, Grey, I know you don’t like drafting top pitching, but could you tell me what you think of this pitching staff with Nola and Strasburg?”

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .333.  Super pumped I owned Bryce for his season with a .240 average, and not this one.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .294.  Was watching him the other day and it looked like he was reverting to old, sloppy tendencies of chopping bad pitches to the 2nd baseman, but can’t pull plug on him yet.  I do think hitting in front of the pitcher will catch up to him.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Good to see the return of one of the few remaining Sparky Anklebiters. Your might won’t be held down by your height.  For fantasy, he is the new blech.  He’ll either rest every third game or he will be hurt again by May 15th.

Chris Sale – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Sale said his previous start’s velocity was the lowest of his career because of an illness.  Yeah, that illness is old age and it affects 100% of the old.  Watched a good portion of this game and Sale hit 95, like, once and struck out so few Blue Kays, a team that usually strikes out four times per inning.  I stand by my Sale sell (say that fast 117 times!) and was far from impressed by his flat fastball.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .257.  Goodbye, Vogelbach, hello, Moreland!  Kidding, but Vogelbach could always use Moreland.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Mookie Best!

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, hitting .250, and still has yet to record an RBI.  How about that spring training?

Matt Shoemaker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.92.  Was actually more impressed with The Cobbler than I was with Sale.  Different level of expectations obviously, but Shoemaker continued to look promising.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .129, and his 1st steal — a steal of home.  Wow, Sale’s lost so much velocity he can’t even get the ball home for a steal.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If you’re still asking if you should pick up Bruce, you have to wonder what you’re waiting for.  He could have one of those old school-type seasons where he hits 27 homers by the All-Star Break, then fades into oblivion.

Richard Lovelady – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks as he was called up by the Royals.  You might know him by his preferred moniker, Dick Lovelady.  The BDE on Dick Lovelady is off the charts.  Dick Lovelady was almost your stepdad, but he Dick Lovelady’d your mom and then left her.  Don’t shoot the messenger!  Any hoo!  He’s been a closer in the minors.  *blank stare on your face*  He pitches for the Royals.  *Still blank*  Dude!  The Royals don’t have a closer.  In deep leagues, I could seeing messin’ around with Dick Lovelady.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and a walk-off homer off Jose Leclerc (1/3 IP, 3 ER).  Leclerc ran right to the showers only to find Jarrod Dyson had beat him there and was Doing the Floss.  Dyson said, “I gotta enjoy this!  The only way I ever thought I’d get a walk-off was if they put a cliff between first and second base.”

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Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Matz, Woodruff, Stripling, stroman, Pineda, Ed rod. Which one ROS?

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. I have only 40 moves left for the season and own Stripling. Would you still drop him for Ed rod?

And if you don’t mind: would you drop Desmond for schoop?

JamesLLegade
JamesLLegade
3 years ago

Grey-

Here are my current starting pitchers… I booted high end and went for middle rounders, the trademarked Grey Approach.

Luis Castillo
German Marquez
Joey Lucchesi
Jameson Taillon
Nathan Eovaldi
Nick Pivetta
Zach Wheeler

Below are the available pitchers. Who should I stick with and who should I dump… haven’t watched Eovaldi, Pivetta or Wheeler live this year… is there hope? Should I dump all three? Who do you like on this list to replace?:

John Gant
Trevor Cahill
Kevin Gausman
Mike Minor
Derek Holland
Merrill Kelly
David Hess
Yusei Kikuchi
Frankie Montas

The Great Knoche
Reply to  JamesLLegade
3 years ago

I’m a big Pivetts hater. I’d lose him for Kikuchi

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Another day, another injury – Travis Shaw gets hit in the hand and he leaves the game

The Great Knoche
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

On the bright side….Moistasskiss everyday.

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

I have Ryu on the IL and I’m also holding Betances.
My SPs:
Scherzer
Corbin
Ray
Freeland
Williams
Berrios
Bum
Eflin
My RPs:
Holland
Kimbrel

Felt like a genius last week, but a number of these guys got injured or just fell apart to start this week.

Should I drop anyone to stream?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Adalberto Mondesi heard about the SB drought and answered the bell

JP
JP
3 years ago

Pick 2 going forward: Marcus Semien, B. Dozier, J. Peraza, Smoak. Schoop?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  JP
3 years ago

Pereza and Smoak for me.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

peraza and semien or schoop

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Why did I draft Paxton dammit!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

Because he plays for the Yankees and can strikeout a bunch of guys and throw no hitters and stuff.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

had nothing to do with NYY for me. i don’t care what team he’s on. NYY park and division actually a negative for me. wish he was on LAA (if we assume he had to stay in AL)

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Marco Gonzalez or Merrill Kelly?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Robert
3 years ago

Marco

Ty Inez
Ty Inez
3 years ago

G-funk, Drop hot garbage Pivetta for Max Fried?
12 team mixed roto

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
3 years ago

In a 12 team standard yahoo points league would you move Jose Abreu for Jack Flaherty. My other 1bs are Smoak and Josh Bell, my staff is Greinkie, Price, Pivetta(ew), lucchesi, Castillo, Urias, and Montas. Thanks for any input

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Mr. Glass
3 years ago

With that staff I’d take Flaherty

Mr Glass
Mr Glass
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

I’m leaning that way, I feel smoak and abreu are kinda close to each other at the end of the day production wise

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Been offered Wheeler and Moustakas for Dee Gordon. Do you feel Wheeler is still a top 25 pitcher and I would be a fool to refuse this trade right.

Thanks

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  lwomack58
3 years ago

wheeler side easily.

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

It’s not easy being Greene…

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

maybe he means h.greene (TJ just now, but it was already known he was getting that way earlier)

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s like winning the Lottery! Sonofabench for me on Flaherty, sometimes it sucks being a Dodger fan (not really).

Yo
Yo
3 years ago

Might’ve already sent this but,

Goodrum, Bauers, or Mullins?

Yao
Yao
3 years ago

Goodrum, Bauers, or Mullins?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Can we drop profar yet?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Better replacement for Clevenger : Sonny Gray or Pivetta?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Are we liking the Shark in a 14-team H2H tomorrow as much as the SON does ($13.2)?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

SON called mahle quite well today anyway, but SD are better hitters than MIA of course.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Travis Shaw far more desirable than Niko Goodrum – agreed?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

NL only with holds and saves separately, have kelly, k-rob, j.miller (seems to be either him or bearclaw now for the 8th), steck. drop anybody for any of: p.baez (might be ahead of kelly either now or soon), neris (the monkey says he’s the possibly best handcuff to k-rob), bearclaw?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

still holding kelly for super deep leagues though (think 20 teamers with 7 RP per team, kelly just dropped, i dropped willy P for him there) that have holds. kelly tends to do this, be horrible for a while, then awesome later, rinse/repeat. and LAD is a very good place for late innings guys. i also have alexander is deep spots too. baez not available in those 20’s.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I have come to the conclusion that Nick Pivetta is garbage. Do you think it is time to cut him loose? Or wait until Kershaw comes back this weekend and Pivetta then?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

he gets the Mets at home next start on the 16th, then at colorado on the 21st

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

should i pick someone up? but it would be until Kershaw comes back which I believe is this weekend

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Merrill Kelly is available and so is Jordan Zimmermann

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

going to get hium thanks. and then when Kershaw comes back either Sunday or Monday, i’ll drop Pivetta or just drop him now?

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Start or sit Pivetta vs WSH. Thanks!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Too much to offer Starling Marte for German Marquez?

Also, Glasnow straight dominated today and I can only thank years of Razzball reading for knowing about his excellency.

howie2978
howie2978
3 years ago

Drop McCutchen for Meadows?

Other OFs: Betts, Conforto, Piscotty, Eloy

9 team 5×5 Roto.

Thanks!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

In Fantrax we have 30 player rosters BUT with no DL …or IL either …it’s DL wtf is an IL????

So I definitely need to hold on to Dahl (for now …guy is made of glass)
& Turner …I need him back asap
But Clevinger …is he a drop without a DL or wait a bit?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

The meadows are on fire!!! Austin loved lede here he figured he had to follow it up with another big day. I loved your sleeper post on him and I’ve been comping him to Andrew Benintendi. I personally think he could be better, he actually hits lefties.

Glasnow looks nasty too, he was my biggest (not tallest) pitching target in all my leagues this year. Still early with him but the results look good so far. He needs to start throwing a third pitch eventually I think. He hasn’t had an extremely tough matchup yet.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Need a replacement for Clevinger in a H2H category league…Which SP should I grab? Mikolas, Happ, McHugh, Pivetta, Matz, Hamels, Eovaldi, Shoemaker or Maeda? Thanks much G.

Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
3 years ago

I have a bench spot available and in need of an outfielder which one do you think I should pick up

Schebler, Nimmo, or Bauers?

Thanks in advance

nick the dick
nick the dick
3 years ago

Yo G, thinking bout dropping Buxton like a bogey habit to go frolicking in some sweet Meadows? You cosign that? Shallow 10 team

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You ever need help burying a body, you know who to call

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I don’t recall seeing the Stache symbol light up the night sky….hope Home Depot honors this receipt for my bag of lye

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Side note, know what? Time to bring back hip hop verse of the day. Let’s get in the groove G

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Setting it off like Lez Latifah tomorrow

Moses Mashers
Moses Mashers
3 years ago

Harper was hitting .345 with 6 homers heading into April 10th last year. Just sayin’

los locos
los locos
3 years ago

10 team keeper OBP

Grey, Drop Pereza for Swanson?

primetime
primetime
3 years ago

10 team keeper OBP

Add Swanson and drop KiKi, Molina, Vogelbach Odor, Buxton or Narvez?

Also, Meadows and Renfroe are available too.

Narvez
Rizzo
KiKI
Moncada
Tatis
Mancini
Ozuna
Rosario
Bellinger

Lindor and Andjuar are IL

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. you holding on to ryan mcmahon with no available DL spot or dropsville? been starting mcneil at 2b.

thanks.

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Gracias. You watch The Patriot at all? Just started last night. Pilot was pretty good…

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yeah, not what i was expecting at all. will stick with it.

also, are we buying into margevicious and his 87 mph fastball? hodgepadre?

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Willy Adams seems to be heating up. Would you pick him up over Eduardo Escobar? Thanks and great write up. Comment: Chris Davis should agree to go the minors and work out his issues against AAA pitching and out of the bright lights. I feel sorry for him—except for the money which makes me feel more sorry for the Orioles. But,then again,they deserve it in so many ways.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
3 years ago

Meant Willy Adames. Damn spellcheck.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Jeffress likely to be activated within a few days; and it appears he will replace Hader as closer. My closers are Vazquez; Holland; and Colome. Which one should be dropped?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

From Yahoo (not as definitive as I thought).

Advice: The good news: Jeffress struck out two batters and got through the appearance without his shoulder barking. He could join the Brewers’ bullpen after one more rehab appearance on Wednesday, and there’s a chance he’ll be allowed to quickly slide into the primary ninth-inning role. That largely depends on what the Brewers want to do with Josh Hader, who’s been brilliant as the primary closer.

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Yeah Boyyyyd! Fight the power!

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Caleb Smith or fried? Fried’s start in Coors surprised me but he may be getting lucky. Lots of foul balls and not many swinging strikes. Not sure what to make of it and if this is just some luck that will run out as soon as I add him. Thx

Lucky Dog-g
Lucky Dog-g
3 years ago

Can’t believe I got Meadows back. Whew!

I’m not dropping anyone else for a month.

Signed,

President; Dumbass Ass of America

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

How much of $100 faab would you bid on meadows?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

10

Wutang
Wutang
3 years ago

hey Grey, our league is drafting a little late so I have some keeper decisions to make….

Context, can keep 5 players: 10 team Yahoo 6×6 with OPS, QS and SV+H, keep forever but can change keepers yearly

Possible keepers include:

Bregman
Judge
Freeman
Benintendi
Abreu
Realmuto
Rosario
Conforto
Eloy Jimenez

Nola
Bauer
Flaherty
Wheeler

Thanks again!

Wutang
Wutang
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the quick response, I was feeling similar but was too nervous to pull the trigger lol

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Tiggers jump Bauer. No start is safe. No starters.

The other thing. When the next HR is one AB away, why run? Segura for instance had zero attempts hitting in front of Harper. Steals and wins. Crazytown.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
3 years ago

Would you waiting on Heaney or cut him for Fried?

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
3 years ago

Trade my Gerrit Cole for his S. Marte and M. Shoemaker?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Fried or Peralta?

wass
wass
3 years ago

I am trying to get rid of Clev in one of my leagues…
1) Eflin or Clev, unsure on this one.
2) Hamels is great value though right?
Thanks Grey!! Loved the write up this morning. They are the best.

wass
wass
Reply to  wass
3 years ago

I should also probably ask Hamels or Eflin? Haha

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Great thanks! Hamels > Eflin too right? My pitching is a wreck…

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That’s what I thought. Hope they accept Hamels, but I know they’ll accept Eflin so that’s good at least. Have a good afternoon!

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Ed Escobar or Polanco at MI for ROS in a 5×5 12-teamer? TreaT is down.

Also – time to dump Severino or Kimbrel? No DL spots in my league and my 3 bench spots are occupied by Dahl, TreaT and these two…

What say you Grey-Dogg?>

Thx!

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks dude.

I also have Rich Hill wasting a roster spot. Keep him over Sev?

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

How do you rank: Shoemaker, Boyd, Fried, Eflin?

Thanks!

Boh
Boh
3 years ago

Yandy or Laureano?

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

@Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

Start McHugh v. NYY today?

Curious due to the Yankees depleted lineup.

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Christian Walker or Vogelbach?

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Drafted JoRam in frist round in my RCL. He is scaring me, he sux.

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

Start Flaherty tonight at home vs. Dodgers in a season-long 5×5 QS roto league? I got double teamed by Lucchesi and Peralta’s blow ups last night and so far Flaherty has started a little slow plus streamer doesn’t love him today. Thanks!

AUFAN
AUFAN
3 years ago

Which side do you like in a 14 team dynasty league? (6×6 including OPS)

Ramon Laureano and Bubba Thompson
or
Jurickson Profar and Tyler White?

Thanks!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

So grabbed Boyd today to fill in for Clevinger. Who’s my long term play? Boyd, Fried or Urias. 10 team

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 years ago

H2H Pts league. I have BADER and Laureano at Util. Do I hold them hoping they move up in batting order? Or switch one of them out for Adam Jones hitting cleanup everyday?

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Appreciate you. Thanks

Uncle Kai
Uncle Kai
3 years ago

Help! Ian Desmond or Brandon Nimmo?

I thought about not starting any pitchers this month, given how insane scoring has been. But I imagine this will only get worse once it gets hotter … and RCLs have minimum innings …

Uncle Kai
Uncle Kai
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
3 years ago

12-team, 6 x6 (holds)

1. have very good power (but there’s never enough) and very good on steals.
who wins me trading inciarte for travis shaw?
2. my closers are : aroldis/greg holland/ sean doolittle/ian kennedy
holds: neris/barraclough.
should i drop kennedy for lovelady?

erad
erad
3 years ago

Oh cool Trevor Bauer is facing the Tigers

Nope, it’s not cool turns out.

I am not a fan of this current pitcherapocalpyse

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I dropped him before his HR, you’re welcome!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

@Grey: Can we make a doll of Travis Shaw and do some voodoo magic going to get him out of this 1/21 slump over his last 5 games? Assuming he plays tonight, I say he goes 3/4 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs against Felix Pena. Book it.

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
3 years ago

Tim Beckham or Odor

matt
matt
3 years ago

FAAB pick up in standard 5&5 22 team Heyward or yandy Diaz

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I’m not starting any pitchers for the rest of the year.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

In NFBC, I have a 4.154 team ERA. That is actually 6th best in the league. Crazy.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I am usually pretty conservative at this point in the season trying to protect ratios. Feels like a different type of year. Since everyone’s ERA sucks, I am running 8 SP’s this week to at least build up W’s and K’s.

braves uk
braves uk
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team roto

Give: Will Smith
Get: kenta Maeda

Permission to proceed?

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

looking for some clean innings totally ignoring W’s and K’s…which 2 are you taking?

r.porcello vs bal ($17.7)
v.velasquez @ mia ($13,7)
thornton vs tb ($7.9)
anibal sanchez vs pit (-$2.9)

my head says porcello and vv but my heart says anibal and thornton.
thoughts and thanks

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Would you move Sale and Laureano for Bieber and Benintendi?

16-team keeper

Brian Zeller
Brian Zeller
3 years ago

Was offered Encarnacion and Matt Harvey for Vogelbach and Tyler Glasnow in 11 team AL only. What side do you like?

Leon
Leon
3 years ago

What do you think of david fletcher so far. My weakest position is 3b, and im rotating david fletcher and jd davis so far in a 18 man avg/obp/slg league. Is david feltcher a drop? maybe for dwight smith jr.

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
3 years ago

Heyward, Gordon, or Billy Hamilton

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

by the by, my offense is dead last in my 10 team dynasty Roto 5×5 league. I know its only 3 weeks in, but dayam it hurts.
Luckily my Grey inspired pitching staff is lights out with a sub-2.00 ERA and 0.86 Whip in 134 innings. (Max, Berrios, Marquez, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, DGerman, Woodruff, Matz, Yates, Barnes, Giles)

These are the guys holding me back;

Ramos
Aguilar
Altuve
Shaw
Machado
McNeil
Donaldson
Hoskins
Springer
Enciarte
Conforto
AJones
Peraza

Is my hitting really that bad??

RTP123
RTP123
3 years ago

Swap out Amed Rosario for Beckham or Dansby??

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

Please rank Shoemaker, Fried, Urias, and Caleb Smith

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Smith is avialable. Shoudl I drop Urias for Smith?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

Rising Son
Rising Son
3 years ago

Andrus, Swanson, or Anderson? Gotta grab a backup if Bregman is out for awhile

Rising Son
Rising Son
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

“tweaked” hamstring, ya know how that can go

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sore hammy according to Hinch

Jensen
Jensen
3 years ago

Yesterdays pitching: 13 IP, 25 hits, 23 earned runs, 4 walks, 13 Ks. Yup. Fantasy baseball is fun.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Aguilar is killing me. Geezus!
Is it time to bench, drop, study for fantasy football?

My options are;
1.Slide the real Rhysus to 1B and move either CMullins or FReyes to start in the OF
2.Put in a FAAB bid for Vogelbeast ($94 left out of $100), was thinking $11
3.Put in a FAAB bid for Renfroe, Heyward, or Moreland to replace Aguilar
4.Wait for Jesus to walk on water and leave him in the starting lineup

John
John
3 years ago

Is giving up Arenado for Chapman and Nola too much?

John
John
Reply to  John
3 years ago

That’s Matt Chapman btw.

Cyler
Cyler
3 years ago

In a 10 team OPS league I have Danny Jansen as my catcher by Astudillo is available. Would you drop Jansen for him or hold?

Free Victor Robles
Free Victor Robles
3 years ago

Someone just dropped David Price in my league. Swapping Eflin for him if I can get him off waivers.