Not that long ago, I remember hearing a story. One I will recount for you here, but you can’t tell anyone else. Promise? Okay, there was this guy Brandon Bielak, and he was real into attachment parenting and had to put up with his stupid father, Nick, and dopey brothers, Tony and Joey Lawrence — Whoa. Well, the Teen Beat on, and I’m reading this from an old TV Guide with Miss Piggy on the cover, can you tell? Brandon Bielak is an enigma. Nothing exists on him, besides Matt Roush’s blurbs. Confession Alert! I used to collect TV Guides. What an absolute nerd. Any hoo! Bielak was found on waivers by me (or was it in an abandoned refrigerator — wait, wrong show), and he went 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.76. He works with a 94 MPH fastball, and a ton of secondary pitches with the curve hooking hard, and looking especially nice. He’s very serviceable, bordering on more. He could be a back-end fantasy starter for years to come. Now, I’ve streamed this guy a few times, and Streamonator thinks Bielak next start is even better — with no Big Bang in sight. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Pressly – 1 IP, 1 ER, and another blown save, ERA at 9.82. Put him in the shizzbox with all the other pitchers I keep pointing out that are obviously not right that is clear as day, but their teams keep trotting them out. Pressly is hurt and/or a scrub, but let Scrubb close!

Giancarlo Stanton – Has a Grade 1 hamstring strain. The good news is that’s the least severe strain. The bad news is he’ll likely strain something else while rehabbing his hamstring.

Clint Frazier – Was called up and didn’t play. As discussed on the podcast yesterday, Frazier might be the first Yankees redhead. Though, the book is out on Red Ruffing because of black and white photography. I’d be shocked if Frazier gets everyday at-bats, but is worth grabbing in some deeper leagues if he does.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.17. Line doesn’t indicate it, but he pitched a solid game. Was only beat by a home run to OZUNA (his 4th). OZUNA make love to your Jo-Mo’mery. Streamonator doesn’t love Jo-Mo’mery’s next start, but it’s borderline, and I could see it.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer. He was pulled from the game early, because Aaron Boone wanted to scare the shizz out of his owners.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Luke Voit is the best 1st baseman whose manager doesn’t seem to want to play him.

Zack Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.35, and his 6th save. Hey, ‘member Aroldis tested negative and was good to go like 10 days ago? Whatever happened there?

Touki Toussaint – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.27. Touki did it all and Fred Durst called it dookie.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Out with a sore wrist, and will have it examined today. Bro, I am not having a good time.

Ken GilesJays said he’s recovering well and could be throwing soon. Best case scenario, he returns in about three weeks. Worst case scenario, he returns in three weeks and completely destroys your ratios, then goes back to the IL. That might be the most realistic scenario too.

Anthony Bass – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.86. He got beat by Marlins catcher, Francisco Cervelli. Think that sounds weird? The game was in Buffalo with fans standing on the highway to watch. Overheard: “Hey, you think this is safe?” “Yes, we’re wearing masks.” “I mean standing on the on-ramp.” As nature intended, a Bass was beaten by a Marlin. Luckily, the Jays won’t be facing the Mariners.

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286. Larry Walker must be proud of Dante’s son. Because Larry’s from Canada, not because Larry looked after Dante’s main squeeze on long road trips. C’mon.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.05. If you own Ryu and started him here, be very thankful. The wind was whipping and that stadium looks like the Hackensack Bulls’ park. Without the luxuries, Montgomery Brewster lavished on his team too.

Tyler Alexander – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER. The Tyler Alexander Experiment was more shocking than the Milgram Experiment.

Austin Romine – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .308. I’m a Romine owner, lettuce rejoice.

C.J. Cron – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Meh, just trade for Kevin Cron, draw a mustache on him and get him out there!

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I forgot my mask at home, so that’s why I’m wearing a slice of bologna.”

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer as he returned to the lineup after a week. I truly believe Edwin could wake up from a 14-year slumber and homer.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .233. My boy Eloy!

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75. For a guy coming off a great game and an under-3 ERA, it doesn’t completely track, but he doesn’t look himself. Just not as overpowering.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many–WHERE ARE THE STEALS?! I have literally everyone else on my team for power. Steal a base!

Andrew Kittredge – Left the game with a sore elbow after five pitches. One of the shortest episodes of Mr. Kittredge that PBS has ever produced.

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Fun Fact! “Dude” and “gnarly” are things Brosseau.

Cole Sulser – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA at 5.63, which came after Hector Neris (1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.10) blew his own. And prior both of these closers were doing well, but: 2020.

Austin Hays – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .214. Hays has been far from what I expected of him in the preseason, all 15 months of it, but there’s time and I still like Hays a lot. Cyclops with a monocle, if nothing else.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .324, and 2nd homer in as many games. The bats are starting to heat up, which is what was heard in a kitchen right before we got in this mess.

Jean Segura – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .194, but 2nd homer in as many games too, and nothing like O’s pitching to wake up the Zombinos. Speaking of Zombinos, Jay Bruce homered too, his 3rd.

Zack Wheeler – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.89. Was expecting more vs. the ‘more. So…smores? Screw it, let’s munchie!

Kris Bubic – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40. A Bubic plague on your team.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Is he available in leagues? He prolly shouldn’t be, but if he is then hot schmotato alert!

Matt Davidson – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Game Show Host, Matt Davidson, caught Covid, was out for two weeks, returned and went right back in the lineup. Aristides Aquino can’t even catch a break.

Yonder Alonso – Traded to the Padres as he reunites with his brother-in-law, Manny Machado, last seen at Thanksgiving dinner. Why does it feel like Yonder wants to be friends with Manny so bad, and Manny’s sister is like, “He likes you, be nice to him.”

Kirby Yates – Missed Monday and Tuesday’s game because of general soreness. Ironically, that’s one level below Major Pain. I’d grab Drew Pomeranz (recorded his 4th save), if in need of saves, and, really, who isn’t in need of saves.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .232. This might be his last home run now that Yonder’s watching his every move. That’s gonna make for fun road trips!

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Would’ve drafted him in every league in February if I had known it was going to be a 60-game season. Incredibly, I did not know that. Go figure.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He recovered from an infection in his index finger and vows to find a different way to relieve himself of wedgies.

Manny Pina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .368. Hey, there’s a pandemic, so how is there a Jimmy Buffett concert? Because we’re drinking up Manny Pinas!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .255. About time Avisail did something besides Prince Fielder’s wife.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and three homers in the last two games. Always criminally underappreciated. Not sure why. Pretty similar to Nelson Cruz, in that respect. Maybe it’s a Minnesota thing, but Joe Mauer used to be crazy overrated, so don’t think that’s it.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal, hitting .262, and has three homers in the last week. Don’t love Buxton, but I see comments about him. At worst, he’s a top 40 outfielder, which is rosterable everywhere.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Wow, I can’t believe I found this AT&T stock certificate from 1938, it must be worth a fortune! I’m just going to leave it carelessly by this open window–NOOOOOO! Torenado!

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .500. Don’t bother defrosting Ted Williams’s frozen head, just chuck it in the bin.

Jairo Diaz – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86, and Daniel Bard came in to get the save. Don’t ever love anything, unless you just love the comeback story that is Daniel Bard.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.45 vs. Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.74. As if we didn’t have enough signs of the apocalypse, now we have Coors pitching duels.

Christian Walker – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Glad to see Coors got Christian Walker going. Was starting to think he was just a good-for-nothing shepherd for Lamb.

Mike Minor – 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.49, as he threw 76 pitches. There was no injury. He was just on a pitch count. One that Nolan Ryan could hit at the age of 73.

Joe Musgrove – Hit the IL with triceps inflammation. Joe Musgo? Joe Musgrief? Okay, will work on it and report back first thing.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.06. Since Lester is always a big Saberhagenmetrics guy, does a good 60-game season mean next year he’ll only be bad for a half a season?

Mike Clevinger – Placed on restricted list with Plesac. They’re going to be in quarantine for at least 72 hours. Their quarantine is a Cinco de Mayo theme and they’re gonna be doing tequila shots with twelve of their closest friends. Scratch that, hearing now they can’t have a party in quarantine, and will be returning their Quarantinceañera signs.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.57. Imagine the O’s didn’t give him up. And that’s not being sarcastic!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Put away the smelling salts. Rendon doesn’t need them anymore.

David Fletcher – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. Don’t say he’s out-homering Pete Alonso. That’s the kind of thing that might cause me to lose it.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-3. He was suspended for six games, and will appeal. Mean’s while, Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games for making faces. Suspension protocols are as firmly set as Covid protocols. And, if you want to come at me with, “Grey, you’re super handsome but Joe Kelly could’ve killed an Astros player with a beaner to the melon.” Joe Kelly has no control, and never hit anyone. But if you want to go on that ‘Kelly tried to commit murder’ narrative, then why wasn’t he suspended for longer than Alex Cintron? Surely you have to think attempted murder is worse than starting a fight, and, yes, I called you Shirley.

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TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Would you drop Slater for Buxton? Thanks!!

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

the rosie we’ve usually seen is finally starting to show up to the 2020 season. hell even 15 out of 25 balls to 10 strikes is FAR better than he was doing last year though.

Pete
Pete
1 year ago

Need to drop an extra bat to activate Kela in a 7×7 (+ 2B and BB):
Mercado, Bryan Reynolds, Kendrick?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Pete
1 year ago

no upside on reynolds, no playing time for a bit on mercado, but if you don’t need these at bats i’d drop reynolds. if this matters (not that it should) CLE is 2-2 (0-2 most lately) since shoving mercado to BN. at the bare minimum he’s a better defender than the guys being trucked out there in front of him.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

pretty F’d up that zack freakin davies is now a ratio ace compared to far better pitchers getting shelled at least some of the time. was only forced to do anything about that in one super deep 16 team h2h (had matz, still have mahle and kikuchi)

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

need an infielder. cronenworth, moran, newman or franco? thank you grey

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  uncle wighty
1 year ago

he’d probably say franco but while the playing time lasts i’m going with LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH! ok, if you didn’t get that one, david cronenberg did this movie called videodrome (did a lot of good weird ass movies: scanners, shivers, rapid, dead zone movie, 80’s fly, naked lunch movie), in that was that. cronenberg is close enough to cronenworth. also there’s a remake of rapid from 2019, super gory/gross out stuff if yr so inclined.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 year ago

cronenworth has the multi positional stuff and if OBP or OPS or total bases franco has NEVER been good for OBP, like ever. cronenworth’s XBH hit rate in super small sample is sick. much of franco’s to date value comes from the counting stats, but per at bat those are nearly tied and i doubt franco holds up that rate he’s getting those anyway. the shallower the league the more i’d say cronenworth too.

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

1. Liam or Hader? Hader on pace for only 16 IP.

2. Karinchak or Colome?

I’m a S+H league.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

One more – Bichette or Bregman. This is a redraft league.

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Cutch, Reddick, Happ, Hicks- top 2 please
2. Sano or Joc?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. dan hudson/dahl for nelson cruz? desperate for offense….

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

SON was a bit off on maeda at Milwaukee and Pearson v MIA……. Oh well, try again next week

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Soto double dong!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

It’s been 3 weeks since Flaherty’s start. The Cards haven’t really been able to throw or workout. I’m sure his first couple starts back would be limited innings, due to lack of throwing. They may not be able to make up the schedule too that would limit ability for QS and K’s. Also, there’s risk of injury. Would you think it important to trade him for another SP1 or even SP2?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I could possibly get Gallen or Nola. Would you take either over Flaherty and in what order?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 year ago

if you could in redrafts yes to anybody that doesn’t think those true things you said.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 year ago

Owning Flaherty has literally killed me in two leagues. Its tough when I really wanted Bieber over him but gone for my second round pick. Its like watching your best friend land the girl you had the crush on and you get Alpo instead for dinner on a Saturday night.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

good metaphor, but a more apt one might be like having gone verlander or morton (esp if he comes back messed up or not at all) over bauer when bauer went barely earlier (not sure if this ADP one is apt though, your flaherty vs bieber one pretty sure is, they were ADP close fairly certain). but flaherty when back (if back) will probably do well, just in relatively less innings.

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Teoscar crushed it. 466ft. MVP!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It was a sight to behold. Absolutely CRUSHED it!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Btw, Yamamoto was only slightly less bad than Pearson. He had an easy win lined up and FAILED. Not a good Jack Flaherty stand in on my rosters. Maybe next week…

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

N. Pearson implodes today. Would you hold or drop and stream?

thank you

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

In a league with a category for holds and another for saves. Also qs instead of wins. Daily moves and My staff is

Paddack lament yu Pearson stripling Urias gallen Pomeranz lugo workman hendriks Hudson Nick Anderson.

Would you cut any of them for chad green?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Benintendi fill-in, Margot or C Frazier? 14T h2h

Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Bassitt cruises to the IVictory Coast for the W!

Cohena
Cohena
1 year ago

Drop Adell for a bat tomorrow or hold?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

not knowing the name of the ump in the CLE game i’m still guessing this is the same ump from otani’s 2nd start, 6 of his “balls” in 3 of his BB’s were strikes. wish they posted this stuff easily, could be more wary of pitchers in those games. days till robot umps can’t get any shorter. if i knew how many umps total they use i’d be quite willing though to take some sort of odds this is that same ump (mr shrunken strike zone man)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

2 more “balls” that were strikes for o.perez not trying to give carrasco runs. bote K’d looking twice that at bat before the ump gave him the chance to hit that single.

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Redraft league

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Hey grey,
Getting Villar & Y. Grandal
For
Kyle Lewis & Alfaro

Is that enough to cash Lewis in?

Thanks, you da man!

hitzone
hitzone
1 year ago

16 team dynasty pts

trade my puig for paxton

he looked better last time out, looking to win now

J-Money
J-Money
1 year ago

Whatup G,

You prefer E5 or Choo in the DH spot in a 12 team OPS league

Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Do you still like Teoscar? I am in my second week of his “do nothingness”. Do you still like him over Solak? Or Maikel? Or Riley? Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Glad I wasted faab on tauchman when stanton got hurt. Tauchman hasnt started since stanton got hurt but started in 6 straight while stanton was still in the lineup. Ugh

crimedog
crimedog
1 year ago

Drop one of the following: Bassit, G Richards, M Kelly, Odorizzi

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Please rank Kela, D. Hudson or Kintzler…
Thanks again

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

You prefer Solak or Hampson? I don’t know much about either – looking for someone to fill in for Eduardo Escobar and they’re both in Coors starting Thursday.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

Rich Hill threw a BP session today. That interest you at all? I can lose Howard and stash if you think he could still be fantasy relevant this season

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

is collecting tv guides a thing that’s fairly common to NJ/NY area? i remember that seinfeld ep with the dude who later was on scrubs and george’s dad as both doing that. back when those things were running around i remember not having enough channels to need them (plus we got a free with newspaper weekly guide anyway for scheduling stuff). boo hoo for me i didn’t even see the wire till it was almost over, cableless childhood traumas here.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah i’m not suggesting that either, but i can’t remember many others who did/do that, albeit there might be TONS of people with their basements filled up with boxes of those that i’d have no reason to know about.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Mondesi batting 8th tonight

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Hey grey,
who would you start today?
J.Pederson vs SD(Davies)
J.Aguilar @TOR(Pearson)

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Gsellman has rotation spot now… worth a gamble?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

16 team H2H points league… redraft

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
1 year ago

Gsellman or E. Hernandez?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thankny

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
1 year ago

Wow… thank you!

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
1 year ago

Hey Grey. Altuve or Rendon rest of season. Thanks

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks

Chin Music and Astros
Chin Music and Astros
1 year ago

Starling Marte or Robert ROS in standard roto redraft league?

Chin Music and Astros
Chin Music and Astros
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just when I think I know who you would pick I always guess wrong. Thought for sure you would say Luis Robert. :)

Chin Music and Astros
Chin Music and Astros
Reply to  Chin Music and Astros
1 year ago

Just to clarify you saw I said Starling and not Ketel, right? :)

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
1 year ago

Cristian Javierand Spencer Shemp Howard for Dustin May which side keeper league

and stay safe man

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Then May is my Vice President pick for the next 4 years

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Like Kammy H.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
1 year ago

So when there’s 2 Tarenados in one day. Do you lose two things? Or does it take one thing away and then return it?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

nothing that might return after a torenado would be the same “thing” anymore, it’d be in pieces at best.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

10 team keeper OBP due to short season we have no draft next year.

Solak batting 5th again. 1 game from adding 2b eligibility. He’s an add?

I would have to drop either canning or Heaney.

My hitters are too good. Those two guys might be my weakness link in pitching. Unless you think odorizzi..

Vazquez
Freeman
Biggio
Arenado
Story
Bellinger
Lewis K
Rosario E
U Chapman

Dozier H
Modesi
Grisham

Bieber
Nola
Glasnow
Maeda
Urias
Igleigas
Bradley

Odorizzi
Heaney
Canning
Civale
Gore

IL Moose
IL Stanton

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

In a keeper league, 14 team H2H points.

Hiura and Conforto or E Rosario too much to offer for Tatis Jr. ?

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
1 year ago

Offered in trade
Spencer Howard  for  Dustin May – keeper league

who do you want

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Wow! Ryan McMahon actually did something.

goodfold2
goodfold2
1 year ago

sounds like dusty’s aphasia or amnesia or dementia some other brain loss condition is taking hold yet again (like that time he in media called bryce harper “royce” at least 3 times in preseason across at least 1.5 weeks).

https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/20383/roberto-osuna

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

or maybe he recently enrolled in a late stage adult education course in philosophy and he’s playing around with the definitions of words for fun. wants to see how far we can take “could” without being called a lying sack of shit. later: “yes i knew he was hurt and objectively needed TJ, that still leaves it possible he’d return this year! i only said could, ya heard me!”

also, in some good news, owings tweaked hamstring, hilliard is in and BB’d in his first at bat.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

oh yeah, in that “royce” situation, that was WHILE he was the coach of bryce harper and WAS by the way, not when he was gibbering around as an analyst.

Trash Panda
Trash Panda
1 year ago

5×5 season long. My SP suck. Have Starling Marte to deal. Other team SP options: Bauer, clevinger, bassitt and Marquez.

Any one or combo make sense to package? Fair? Thanks and already appreciate the content!!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Is Cronenworth worth an add over K. Tucker, or maybe Teoscar?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Which starter do I take a flyer on this weekend? Waiver wire is very thin, but I need one more starter. Thanks.

Lindblom @ CHC vs. Lester
Webb in SF vs. OAK and Manaea
Plutko @ DET vs. Fulmer

herrlibomber
herrlibomber
1 year ago

Starting

Eflin @ Bal
Sanchez @NYM?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  herrlibomber
1 year ago

anbelle is seriously scary, anywhere so far. and eflin is at home not @ BAL (not that either park is good for pitchers of course) -11.4 on SON and one of the worst FIPs in entire league for annabelle so far

Nitro
Nitro
1 year ago

10 team points league… redraft

Drop 1:
T Hernandez
K Tucker
M Sano

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!! Gotta keep Sano for just when he faces M Boyd!!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Dylan Moore or JP Crawford?

Thanks

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
1 year ago

guess it’s an easy yes to drop pressly for buttrey in saves only

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Love the Milgram bit. Nicely done.
Is W.Smith stil worth holding onto as a handcuff for the inevitable Melancon explosion? I currently have Melancon/Smith, Iglesias and Karinchak. Gallegos was just dropped and Buttrey is available as well. Would you drop him for one of those? Or hang with the combo for now.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Scrubb is available as well

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Start Tijuan Walker v Rangers in Texas?

detroit696969
detroit696969
1 year ago

Arrieta ($0.6) v. BAL or Javier ($6.9, nice) v. SEA?

Usually I’d trust SON but Javier just had a blowup and Arrieta has been solid against two good offenses. Thanks G.

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

Three of my four closers blew a save. And the other one is Britton.

1. Should I just go ahead and drop Pressly and/or Diaz to roll the dice on Buttrey and/or someone like a streamer, Scrubb, Bard, or whoever else emerges in the next few days?

2. What are we doing about Laureano? Hold? (I’d feel better about it if he hadn’t gone cold the past week and wasn’t really stealing bases in general.)

12-team, 10-cat, redraft Roto league
C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Dozier; Bench – Ohtani, IKF

SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, DeSclafani, Turnbull, S.Howard

RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly

IL – Albies, Verlander

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

In an OBP dynasty roto league who do prefer at first base. Olson or Hoskins?

Do you see enough difference in counting stats for Olson going forward to out weigh Hoskins much high OBP?

G Funk Error
G Funk Error
1 year ago

12 team points league trade advice needed…
D.May or Bichette Jr?

Thank you

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Maybe a collection of TV Guides gets needlessly placed by an open window next time a “Torenado” is in town?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Can’t complain. Better than it could be I suppose. Been working from home since the beginning of March and will be here until the end of the year (very fortunate that I have that capability). A lot of new music and shows to catch up on. How are you and Cougs?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Soon as I get done with Twin Peaks for the 5th time, I’m on it. Heard from another friend in the last couple days that recommended it as well. Coincidence? I think not.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I knew it! It’s the Truman Show all over again…

The Gonz
The Gonz
1 year ago

One more question for the great peeps at razzball…
12 team points league trade advice

Bichette Jr…or Big Red May?

Thank you

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Worth holding on to Plesac or drop for a bat for tomorrow?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

McCullers or Gausman?

jake
jake
1 year ago

Jo Adell or Votto in a redraft league?

jake
jake
Reply to  jake
1 year ago

OBP redraft

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

May today be the day that Bellinger, Suarez, Olson, Villar, and Mondesi realize they are better players than what they have shown so far… also now that I have Jeff McNeil – a homer from McNeil wouldn’t hurt either

JayHay
JayHay
1 year ago

Salutations. Would you prefer the Ozuna/Grisham side or the McCullers/Franmil side in a 12 team, 10×10 categories league?
Cats are the usuals plus 1B/2B/3B/K/OBP and IP/L/ER/QS & K/BB%
I went fishing for pitching by offering Grisham for McCullers. This was his counter. Leaning No but figured I check with the Fantasy Master Something.
Thanks FML!

JayHay
JayHay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cheers and thanks!

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
1 year ago

Adam Eaton has been so garbage this year and the peripherals are worrisome. Should I see if I can flip him for like Trevor Rosenthal? Try and do better on the return piece or stand pat?

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I’m not a fan of Eaton’s either but somehow ended up with him. If the guy doesn’t go for this deal, Eaton may get dropped. Oddly, he is ranked like a top 55 hitter on many roto sites including this one.

I made a trade I like yesterday – shipped Kyle Lewis and Chad Green for Tommy Pham. Not a holds league so Green was mostly for ratio boosting / slight win contribution (also just picked him up off wire a few days ago) and can def use the steals.

Peace!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Rafael Kam
1 year ago

hope your leaguemates don’t get an inkling you’re about to drop eaton, as i would if offered that, i’d literally respond “i’ll just wait for you to drop him, maybe i’d add him then” (i say this to most offers like that whether or not they end up being true, usually they do though). best idea is to look for some owner that any of these, more the better:
1. has OF injuries
2. has ugly AVG/OBP
3. trusts site rankings in general

Force
Force
1 year ago

I think I already know the answer but should I sit Weaver @ Coors today?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I disagree – you gotta just YOLO

Matt Lehman
Matt Lehman
1 year ago

Add Ohtani off waivers over any of Peralta, Hanser, D Moore, Robles?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Sano or Aguilar?
Thanks

Will
Will
1 year ago

Need to add a SP – who would you add among F Valdez, Gausman, Arrietta or Z Davies? Also is Manea toast? His numbers are awful so far.

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Start or sit Boyd home vs White Sox this morning?

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Aguilar or Voit ROS.

Thanks

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
1 year ago

Bielak, Heaney, or Freeland as a last starter? I saw earlier you’re thinking Heaney may be hurt if I recall correctly. Also, are the Os waiting to play Mountcastle until he’s eligible for the old timers game?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Lemahieu or E Suarez in a keeper?

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

16tm keeper I’m done with Kingery hes a bench bat currently and I need some serious sagnof if I’m going to win praying for jorge mateo to come up. Can’t believe I’m asking this but lose kingery for Tony Kemp or Dannys Antana?

10tm H2H Redraft – N.Solak or R.Mcmahon? Think I need to start playing the hot hands I’m in 8th place my team should have been a contender.

1b olson
2b mcmahon
ss-mondesi
3b rendon
mi bichette
ci eugenio
Of yelich
Of laureano
Of brantley
Of ozuna
Util kyle lewis
Util ian happ/j.pederson
BN j.aguilar

SP S.Gray, Giolito, Gallen, Lamet, Maeda, Houser, Framber
RP Jansen, Montero, Bass, Wick/Jeffress.

Sorry for posting my entire roster but that’s what 8th place team looks like in 2020.

Appreciated.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

Kemp since he’s playing.
McMahon at least while he’s in Coors the rest of the week.

Craig
Craig
1 year ago

Jordan Romano is a nice pick up for anyone in need of a RP. I’m not sure if I trust Charlie Montoyo to make him the starter, but Bass got blown up last night and there’s been no comparison.

Romano should be the closer for tonight at the very least. 8 appearances 10 Ks, .375 WHIP, 0 runs given up and 0 hits given up for that matter. As a Jays fan, watching this kid every game, he’s nasty.

Craig
Craig
Reply to  Craig
1 year ago

brain fart…I meant to say closer not starter!

Will
Will
1 year ago

With Quintana nearly back, what do you think the Cubs do with him and Alec Mills – who has pitched very well in his starts so far? Which one ends up in the bullpen?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Mills to bullpen is my guess

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed redraft league. I need to drop someone so that I can activate Anderson. Who should I drop (or should I wait one day to see if Acuna goes on the IL?)

My Team:
Hitters:
C: JT Realmuto
1B: Austin Slater
2B: GleyberTorres
3B: Jose Ramirez
SS:
OF: Tommy Pham
OF: Marcell Ozuna
OF: Kyle Lewis
Util: Justin Turner
Bench: Ronald Acuna, Paul Goldschmidt

Pitchers:
SP: Sonny Gray, Chris Paddack, Aaron Nola, Zac Gallen, Mashiro Tanaka, Ross Stripling, Dusint May, Zac Plesac, Spencer Turnbull, Anthony DeSclafani
RP: Nick Anderson, Rafael Montero, Trevor Rosenthal

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason
1 year ago

I dump one of those back end pitchers. DeSclafani works…

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

Lose Adell in a 10 team redraft—I need a streamer or figure some else out?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  ryanoger
1 year ago

Sure, you can lose him

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago

5 x 5 dynasty league.
Luis Robert and Francisco Lindor for Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez.
Which side do you like better?
Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ryan
1 year ago

Lindor and Robert

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Turner/Robles Combination 6 Runs 0 SB. And I’m being nice to Robles.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Best two of: Grisham, Solak, Eduardo Escobar, and Maikel Franco?

Also, hang onto Spencer Howard and hope he starts again or go with another who will start for sure? Thank you!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

Grisham, Solak for me.

Probably grab someone else but depends who’s available.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Winker or Aquino over any of Teoscar, Didi, Wil Myers?

Best guess on when Laureano’s suspension starts (he is appealing).

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Some sites have Gallen ranked higher than Lynn. Who do you like better for this year going forward?

RICE
RICE
1 year ago

Go Musgrove?