Dropping 98 MPH 4-seamers, maxing out at 99 MPH, with a bye-bye 82-87 MPH knuckle curve with a 3100 spin rate that has 48-inches of break, followed by “Oh, okay, that was a change, okay, I see what you did there” as the batter swings and misses. Is the answer to, “Are we sure Matt Brash is real?” Oh, he looked very real. Really real. My favorite sequence was right after giving up his first run, he got Tim Anderson on five pitches and only had to throw one fastball, which was taken for a ball. His final line was 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (1 walk), 6 Ks, and, as good as that looks, he looked better. Not convinced there won’t be some roofies here and there. I could see him going against a club with a better feel for his pitches, and just laying off, because there were a few times when I was like, “Has he thrown a strike at all this at-bat?” After seeing him, I can also answer the question, “Would I pick him up?” With a strong affirmative, i.e., the mustache must Brash. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Him homering feels more like a pitcher mistake than anything Eugenio did well. And that’s how you insult Eugenio and Vince Velasquez in one full swoop!

A.J. Pollock – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. Great, more room in the lineup for Andrew Vaughn! Wait a second, he didn’t start? What kind of Sheets is this? Let’s open a bar right at the end of Tony La Russa’s driveway. Call it Tony’s, and the bar’s TVs only show La Russa highlights. Tony will never leave Tony’s, and the White Sox can manage themselves, starting Andrew Vaughn.

Luis Robert – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (1) and double legs (3, 4). 35/20/.280 incoming and it feels so good!

Luis Patino – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. This could extend Tommy Romero’s leash. So, from 1 2/3 IP to 2 1/3 IP? Did I just smash the Not Like on Cash or Romero? Hard to say.

Ji-Man Choi – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hits third. Hard to take anything serious against the A’s pitcher, Adam Oller, who I believe was working for Lyft a week ago, but maybe Choi is a hot schmotato.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 2nd homer. Fantasy sites should allow you to take two homers from B. Lowe or give one to Josh Lowe.

Jed Lowrie – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. This game saw a homer from Lowe and the I R Lowe.

Bryce Elder – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, as he was called up for a spot start. Fun fact! When he gets older, his middle name will become “The.”

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-6, 3 runs, and his 1st and 2nd homer. Well, at least he’s presumably only hitting baseballs again.

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. This homer was him teeing off on Dee Strange-Gordon, who ironically is the same size as a tee.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Bell went ding dong!

Juan Soto – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Sexy Dr. Pepper got to Elder, and neither of them are old. Zoinks!

Corey Knebel – Hit the Covid-IL without Covid, so Brad Hand could see some Phils saves for a few days, or until June. I can’t get a Hand-le on this. Boom! Roasted! *intern whispers* I see, I’m being told I did not “boom roast” anyone.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.93, as he threw 65 pitches. The hope, I believe, is at some point soon that number one pitchers will throw for more than five innings.

Taijuan Walker – Hit the IL with shoulder bursitis. Now starting for the New York Mets…Mr. Met!

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Nimmo lost one!

Tylor Megill – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.00. So, Megill throws a solid game and Nimmo homers…What the fish is going on here? I’d grab Megill in all leagues, and Streamonator loves his next start, so hopefully it’s all *looks up* from here.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-3, 1 run and 2 steals (1, 2). Honestly, if he’s going to hit .150 again, at least chuck in 20 steals.

Yu Darvish – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 10.57. This guy has an ERA of my bedtime. Snooze and Yu lose. I told everyone in the preseason I wouldn’t draft Darvish, so not sure what to do with him now. Try to sell him low? Let him ride it out on your bench?

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 1st career steal in 1,292 plate appearances. Austin Riley could catch that mark by June!

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks. Cobb was throwing a 91.8 MPH splitter. His career average fastball velocity was only 91.6 MPH. Instead, he’s now averaging 94.6 MPH on his fastball, and topping out at 96.3. The Giants are cheating, right? I mean, clearly, right? Their humidor has Spider Tack in it? What’s going on up there?

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. You have to admit it’s a little puzzling that San Fran is only a pitchers’ park now when Giants pitchers are the ones on the hill.

Wilmer Flores – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Him and Joc Pederson homered off Wil Myers. Though, Yu wasn’t much better.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Streamonator hates his next start, and I say why so mad, Bum?

Christian Walker – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Wonder if Christian Walker ever wanted to just go by “shepherd?” Question for another day, I suppose! Walker looks like he’s a hot schmotato.

Jose Siri – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. “Alexa, play a Siri highlight.” “Sorry, Grey, Siri sucks, no highlights.” Sounds like the robots are warring. Siri’s homer was an absolute towering boom-shot, that has me monocle’ing him.

Cedric Mullins – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Mullins’s homer was a grand slam, and the 119th grand slam hit in the first week of the season. Can’t wait for the offseason exposé about how Rob Manfred switched out the balls every time the bases were loaded.

Nestor Cortes – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER. Actually am a big fan of Cortes and I’d go back and look at Coolwhip’s Nestor Cortes fantasy.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. We give a lot of “poor” teams crap for playing guys just because they have bad contracts, but let’s hear it for the Yanks playing Hicks, about three years past his usefulness.

Patrick Sandoval – 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 Ks. Believe Manaea is the only pitcher I’ve had on any team who’s pitched more than 5 IP, or at least it’s felt that way. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, Jose Quintana! I still like Patrick Sandoval, and can’t wait until Spring Training is over.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks. Anticipating the city of Miami being underwater in a few years, the Marlins are cornering the market on guys who sound like they can walk on water. Turning water into strikeouts. Turning Gatorade into stranded runners. The Lizard King also threw butter on a piece of hot toast in the spring too. This comes after Luzardo was a top prospect for many years. Oh, yeah, I’m sold. Don’t have tell me twice. Though, it doesn’t hurt if I’m not paying attention the first time.

Jazz Chisholm – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Obviously I’ve had my problems with Chisholm, but they’re mostly coming from how the Marlins seem to view him. Their top three in the order is Soler, Rojas and Cooper. A murderer’s row if I’ve ever seen one, of course, and Chisholm is batting ninth. Think Mattingly might need to put aside his dislike of Jazz — hey, it was one terrible Ken Burns doc, let it go! — and move him up.

Anthony Bender – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, as he took the loss. Hey, good news is he was used in the 9th! That’s not really good news here, is it? Yeah, maybe not.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Can’t believe I scratched off three treasure chests in a row. The ticket says I won a million dollars! Here, I’ll show you, it’s right by this open window–NOOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. He homered off Da. Lynch, which was appropriate because Pujols needs a Blue Velvet-type oxygen mask to run around the bases.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4 and his 1st and 2nd homer. Was watching this game and it never stops being amusing to me how big Sal Perez looks next to people. He wasn’t catching yesterday, but when he does, he kneels down and is bigger than a lot of the hitters, and the Royals’ baby blue just makes everyone look like an infant. Wanna start calling, Salvador, The Big Baby.

Tyler Mahle – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.00. Can’t wait until Spring Training is over. Please soon.

Tommy Pham – Left the game after a collision. Dham.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this is the 1st home run by Tyler Naquin on the year. Geez, Elias is getting lazy.

Steven Kwan – 1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .667. So, I was thinking about Kwan in the preseason, pre-Cooperstown, pre-the renaming the AL MVP award after him, pre-all of it. Back then, Kwan was just a guy who cried when he did something bad. Same, man, same.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 2nd homer. This is no knock on Jo-Jo-Ram, but know how we should know it’s crazy early? Guardians are easily one of the best offenses, and getting nothing from Franmil and with one of the more hilariously “whatever happened to that guy” bottoms of a lineup.

Andres Gimenez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Kinda guy I’m grabbing now and not waiting for an official “He’s not just hot, he’s actually good” update.

Shane Bieber – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.60. It didn’t catch up to Bieber until the 6th inning. What didn’t catch up to him? Him throwing about as fast as Grienke. Don’t want to panic about velocity early on, but Bieber’s now been way below where he should be, dating back to Spring Training. I’d be a little panicked, tee bee aitch.

Robbie Grossman – Left the game with groin tightness. Grossman.

Garrett Whitlock – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.42, and the win, but he should’ve got the save too. And a steal and home run. Give him everything for that performance.

Jose Quintana – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks. You might not have enough pitching in a fantasy league, when you’re like, “Damn, I wish they left in Jose Quintana a little longer, I could’ve used that.”

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K. Real question that I think I ask every year around this time:  Are vets better in April? Because they’re not tired from the season yet, and they know how to get ready quicker.

Seiya Suzuki – 2-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer. “No, I don’t want picture-in-picture. I have that. I just want Seiya Suzuki and Steven Kwan. All the time. Hello, Spectrum? Are you there?”

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I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
2 months ago

Gonsolin or McKenzie? Drop for I.Anderson?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

I just drafted my 2nd league for the year (obviously starting in Week 2)

Standard Yahoo H2H 5X5 12 Team
R HR RBI AVG SB
ERA WHIP W SV K

C – Garver
1B – Mountcastle
2B – India
3B – Devers
SS – Wander
OF – O’Neill
OF – Eloy
OF – Ozuna
UTIL – Ohtani
UTIL – Ty France

SP – Gausman
SP -Montas
SP – Manea
SP – Logan X
SP – Stroman
SP – Joe Ryan
SP – Hunter Greene
SP – Skubal
RP – Sims IL
RP – Floro IL
RP – Soto
RP- Diego Castillo/Drew Steckenrider
SAGNOF

I really like my team. I don’t see too many weaknesses. Maybe low SB but not really.

I am ILing Floro and Sims and will lick up a SP and a Bench Bat. This is who is available to my surprise

Which SP and which Bag would you choose:

Jean Segura (I’m thinking Jean)
Jeff McNeill
Jesus Sanchez
Jose Siri
Jo Adell
Brandon Marsh
Anthony Santander
AJ Pollock (I can DL him, would you?)
Bobby Dalbec

Pitchers available

Jordan Montgomery
Jameson Taillon
Tony Gonsolin
Nestor Cortes
Carlos Carrasco
Bailey Ober
Huoscar Ynoa
Christian Javier

Would you NA or IL
Trevor Bauer so I own everything wide beater (I’m kidding, I usually don’t draft animals but Ozuna was hard to pass up as a 3rd OFer)
Lance McCullers
Shane Baz
McKenzie Gore

Lots of questions, sorry for the questions within questions but your input is key to my success!! Lol.

Thank you and much appreciated Grey and Co.

John C
John C
2 months ago

I could use a 2B. Is getting B Lowe and Jesus Danchez enough for Lourdes and Grisham?

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

I try to build via the WW during the first two weeks almost regardless of position. It is a 12 teamer h2h league so I have time to grab quality and often have a hole in my lineup for a day or three if the options are poor fir my open slot. I share that context for the following questions:
WW: Jesus Sanchez, Cesar, Mateo, K Wright, Pham, Diekman, Graveman, Lasagna, Tepera

Saves and hold separate cats. Ten hitting cats. My team:

C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Donaldson, Walsh
MI- Polanco, Lindor, open spot
OF- play 5- Robert, Lourdes, Vaughn, Grisham, Happ
Util- JulRod or Joe
IL- Acuna
SP – Montas, McClan, Kershaw, Ranger, Luzardo, Cease, L Garcia
RP – Hader, Rainey, Sims, Floro

1. I am short a MI having just dropped Mateo due to a sit and then an open date. Would you fill that opening now and if so who is my drop?
2. I like to stream a holds guy late in the week if close but not sure who I should pick up or drop as I loaded up on SPs and Closers to see how it shakes out a bit.
Thoughts?

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Rizzo bunts against the shift in the 9th to bring Judge to the plate as the tying run, but Romano nails down the save.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Need a prayer octagon for Teoscar.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Another slam for Robert. The superstar season I thought I was getting last year might be coming.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Would you stream Kluber on Saturday at the White Sox?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 months ago

What’s wrong with Ray? Not striking people out first 2 starts and the WHIP is giving me flashbacks.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Perfect Game
2 months ago

It’s early, and SP is a mess after the shortened spring?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Ironically, I had an offer of Musgrove for Ray. Wondering if I should take it. It’s a roto league using QS.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Eloy with an eankle.
:(

“Soreness” doesn’t sound too bad. It also doesn’t sound too good.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Fouled a ball off of it. Hopeful he is ok!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Hopefully X-rays negative & a bruise. Dude bruises like a grape tho, so prolly missed a game. Hopefully not.

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
2 months ago

Abrams or Mateo?
Drop Kirilloff for Owen Miller?
Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Looks like a bleak injury for Teoscar.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

Oh please no!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

So Grimey did this.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Which side – Judge or Yordan in a 5×5 roto redraft?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Any thoughts on streaming Irvin tomorrow? SON hates him as a value but loves him for a QS which seems kinda odd but who are we to argue with SON?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Shit, sorry. @TB

Ferris
Ferris
2 months ago

Woodruff or Kershaw?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Would you drop Ed-Rod for any of Wood, Gonsolin, Nestor, Josiah Gray, Gore, Lodolo?

Also when I try to edit my profile it says I am not allowed to access that page even though I’m signed in. Am I doing something wrong?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Edit only works for a minute or two after the posting. Primarily meant for an instant correction.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
2 months ago

Would you agree that the Marlins should simply compile a team full of Jesus’ and Jazz’? I mean they have nothing to lose. And this is coming from the biggest Marlins fan in the world. Lol.

Jesus Sanchez
Jesus Luzardo
Jesus Aguilar
Jazz Chisholm

We’re .5 of a Quarter there. Do it Ng (said in Jays “DO IT DOOOOOUG” voice from Mallrats!!)

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Grey, I wish you could hear me talk to myself.

“Why the F is Don batting Jazz 8/9th? Jesus 5th? Soler leadoff? Cooper 2nd, etc. etc. etc.” it’s so irritating. I swear they want to lose.

I say the same about Suzuki. Why is he batting 5th? Bizarro World Grey, I don’t get it.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

The made an alternate Gomorra ending where Genny becomes a Chef!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nFdVIVlqlM

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

ROFL amazing Don P… great find going to show my wife asap! I bet you that you could make some rly funny vids with the Gomorra song… it just has all the feelings you kno?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

HAHA

Rising Son
Rising Son
2 months ago

Holding onto Bauer in a 12 team H2H. Should I drop him for Gore?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Just received trade offer. His Cody B for my Lusardo and Voit, who is a bench bat. Pitching is thin for me right now with a ton of ILs. Cody did homer to dead center today, during Claytons perfect 21.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Not really a need thing, I just think he is gonna have a big year and he is only 26

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ill accept it. You Cody Gets back to his 2019 year?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Alonso carrying my team… Bryce Harper finally get hold of one, too.

I did not think Voit would steal a base before hitting one deep though.. does this guy have any power?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

wAIVER DROP QUESTIONS. WHO’S MY DROP.
A. HOUCK OR SANDOVAL
B. VAUGHN OR SANCHEZ

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team limited keeper league where you can only keep players you drafted and not free agent pick ups, would you drop abrams (keeper eligible) for kwan?

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Hello, someone in our 9 player roto league just dropped Semien. My current second basemen are France and Lux. I have $100 to use on free agents from wire for rest of year. Is $35 too much to pay for him? I figure there should be a lot of quality players on wire this year as only 9 teams but seems like I should go after him. What do you think? Thank you

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
2 months ago

Yo Dawg!
Curious your thoughts on dumping Grisham in a 12 team points league for a shiny SP? I just don’t see a time I’d ever play him, and he’s looked like ca-ca since last June (feel like the Brewers got the better end of that trade).
Current roster:
C: Murphy
1B: Mountcastle
2B:Gleyber
SS: Wander
3B: Riley
OF: Tucker, Yordan, Castellanos
Util: Tim A
Util: Mondesi
B: Julio R, Grisham
SP: Woodruff, Kopech, Luis Garcia, Gallen, Severino, Sandoval, Brash, Skubul
RP: Hendricks

Some SPs on the wire are Detmers, McKenzie, Eflin, Lauer, Pivetta, Gore, Ashby, Nick Martinez, Manning, .

BTW – you all still thinking of doing a baseball card thing?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Cool beans – I’ve been on a vintage collecting kick since the pandemic started. There’s a fun community on Reddit in the Coffee and a Card group.

RotoJedi
RotoJedi
2 months ago

Hey G thanks for the work! First in my league!

If you had to bet, Robles or Deikman? Pretend Barnes is out of the picture

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Thanks for the great work Grey!
16 team H2H weekly points league
Torkelson or Adell ( I can move Walsh to OF and Torkelson to 1B)

Cunning Liguist
Cunning Liguist
2 months ago

Need to replace Jansen..damn. Austin Nola,Narvaez or Mejia? I dropped Ober for Gore. OK?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Adell or Candelario for a bench bat?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Or Kiriloff?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Would you rather have Nick Solak or Owen Miller?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Never mind. someone picked him up

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Heliot ramos sent back to AAA

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i need a bat. Would you pick up Ji-Man Choi?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

THanks

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
2 months ago

Grey, would you drop any of Adolis or Kelenic for Bellinger in a league that does not count AVG but counts BB and XBH instead?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 months ago

Looks like Rainey may be the closer in Washington. Got his 2nd save today with Finnegan working the 7th.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  letsgobravos
2 months ago

Poor Finnegan. Suck of the Irish.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
2 months ago

Spencer’s gifts gonna mall that ball.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Snell and JoMo are both on waivers. Snell (likely DL due to groin strain) – don’t know severity. JoMo or Snell?

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
2 months ago

Kenenic or Baddoo ros ops league

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

In a keeper points league, would you drop any to try for Mercado at $1 or hold.
Use 5 OF, 2SP (9 starts) and 5 RPs:
Pavin Smith ($3)
Brady Singer ($6)
Reynaldo Lopez ($1)
Ryne Stanek ($1)
Other OFs are: Acuna (IR), JD, Eloy, Walsh, Carlson, Edman, Jesus Sanchez, Ortega

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. i know we should expect our share of roofies, but drop lodolo for any of taillon, nestor, kyle wright, nick martinez or jhoan duran?

Jake Beach
Jake Beach
2 months ago

Megill over ranger suarez?

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

Dunno how much to trust SON today, but I’m looking at the o5.5 Ks on Berrios today. Thoughts?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

the prop i’m taking instead is Hiura and Hays to not get hits tonight… YOLO

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
2 months ago

wow, you don’t see that often, 3 HR’s in 4 pitches against same pitcher, nice one d-rod.

Brian
Brian
2 months ago

Kershaw perfect through 7, 80 pitches. If the Dodgers take him out, I’m going to throw the TV out the window.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Brian
2 months ago

I know the number of a good glazier.

Stefan
Stefan
2 months ago

H2H with W, L, CG, K, BB, ERA, WHIP, QS league. Brash over any of Ranger Suarez, Joe Ryan, Hunter Greene, Jose Urquidy or Marcus Stroman? Thanks Boss!

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

I think vets are better in April. Are you seeing what Kershaw is doing?! Whoa

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Nothing is certain except death, taxes and Aaron Nola continuing to disappoint. He got lucky too. A reliever came in and got an inning ending double play with the bases juiced. Maybe his luck is finally turning around.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I checked and Luzardo was available in one league. So I tried to pick him up (for Kelenic) and league said “Not available”. Apparently simultaneously someone dropped Julio Rodriguez for Luzardo. So I dropped Kelenic for the other Jesus (Sanchez) and a waiver claim to drop Sanchez for Julio.
a. I assume Julio > Jesus (and not close)
b. Curious Rodriguez or Luzardo? (disregarding team-specific needs)

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
2 months ago

Any interest in Owen Miller or just a shmotato?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: the mike zunino experience is going about as to be expected. would you swap him out for austin nola or joey bart? saw nola was hitting 2nd and bart seems to be getting some abs at dh.

thanks!

Earl
Earl
2 months ago

Looks like Lodolo is getting Lodolled by Guardians all of a sudden. So much for that train??

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Earl
2 months ago

Not to mention Nola now getting hit and giving up runs. Where is there good pitching to be had??

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

To honor National Make Lunch Count Day, I’m having eating and typing this.

With the impending call up (hopefully) of MacKenzie Gore on Friday, you dropping anyone on my roster to add him?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Franco
OF: Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez, Straw
UTL: Gallo, CJ Abrams
BN: Yordan, Torkelson, Connor Joe
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Ober, Luzardo
RP: Hader, Bednar, Trivino (need 2x RP’s)
 
IL: DeGrom

Thanks as always & keep makin lunch count!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Also, what are your thoughts on Abrams in redraft? I expect he’ll be good at some point this year, but he’s batting 8th or 9th…and that’s when he’s getting the start.

Prior to your answer, I was between dropping Abrams or Joe.

Thanks as always

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

a. Please rank. JoMo; Luzardo; Ryan; Ranger.
b. At least I got one Luzardo share (Dropped Sandoval)

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Need to add a player, position doesn’t matter. Aguilar, Connor Joe, LoCain, Nimmo, Yuli Gurriel, Duvall, Mike Yastremszki, Happ, Brad Miller, Brantley…?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

Well, our boy Lodolo “looked” (I am not watching but tracking box score) good for one inning. Appears to be falling apart. I may find that roster spot after all.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
2 months ago

Alexa play Mouth Breather by Jesus Luzardo, I mean The Jesus Lizard

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Drop Sandoval for Brash?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Jesus

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago
  1. I have DeSclanfani on my roster and he worries me. Projections don’t show a rosy future. Would you keep him for his next start @ Cle or drop for Rassmussen than Skubal or Mont and finish with Taillon or R. Suarez

Separate question- who do you like better

Skubal @ KC or Mont @ Bal. than Taillon @Balt or Suarez @ Mia.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So I take it you would drop DeSclanfani and stream?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Immovable object meets irresistible force: Lodolo Al’s Kwan!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

K’s Kwan. Wtf autocorrect?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So happy I dropped Brash for Lodolo, worrying about my WHIP. That worked out completely ironically. F!

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
2 months ago

Drop Joe Ryan for Brash or Alex Cobb?

Last edited 2 months ago by Three Dong Night
Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
2 months ago

Actually have a question that can’t be answer Jesus.
I took a late flier on T Walker that I’m going to undo with someone just as bad most likely. Can you rank these guys as a replacement? Thanks
Wright
Gibson
Manning
T Alexander
B Keller
Eflin
Martinez

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Could you give me top four from that group

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Kiriloff going on the IL again with more issues on his surgically repaired wrist. I hope tatis doesn’t have similar issues.

Mo Money
Mo Money
2 months ago

Someone in my 16 team league actually dropped Oneil Cruz. Craziness?!? What say you? Just barely got him on the waiver wire last night. When do you see him coming up and do you like him more over Kwan?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Mo Money
2 months ago

over kwan unless you need him to start right now.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
2 months ago

Reading through all the blurbs it appears we are in a Third Great Awakening.
JESUS IS THE ANSWER!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Always my favorite Alou brother

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
2 months ago

He was like Shemp. Decent enough but no Curly

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Who would you start today:
Tork vs. BOS (Eovaldi) or Andrew Vaughn vs. SEA (Ray)? Both at home.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
2 months ago

Shallow league (10 teams), already in great position for saves with Diaz, Kimbrel & Ta. Rogers. (other P stats are QS, K, ERA, WHIP)

My 4th RP is Doval (committee?); should I hold, or drop for 1 of: Sewald (committee?), Soto, Bednar (co-closer)?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

12 man 5×5 h2h keeper. Drop any of the following for Gimenez

Josh Lowe, Straw, Renfroe

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

12 team 5×5 roto redraft

A) Please rank Luzardo, Houck, Montgomery

B) In your rankings you had Houck and Montgomery in a tier of “risky number threes, high number fours.”

How would you describe Luzardo, especially considering his experience level, park and division to theirs?

Thanks in advance.

Matt D
Matt D
2 months ago

Hey Grey—Happy Lodolo day! Time to yolo that dolo amirite

1) what kind of hitter do we actually think Connor Joe is, assuming playing time? 25 hr, 10 steal, 90 r, 270 avg? I honestly have no idea I’m just being told everywhere to scoop him up in all leagues

2) what kind of hitter is fair to offer for megill?

3) how longs your leash on Kelenic this month in a 10 teamer? Another couple weeks of this and he may get sent down anyway I guess

4) is India fair value for fried or Morton and would you do it if you wanted pitching ? Options on wire include gleyber, b rodgers, mcmahon

Thanks!

Matt D
Matt D
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks !

Keeks
Keeks
2 months ago

Was at Express v Space Cowboys last night (got space cowboys szn tix) and man.. leody Taveras is on fire so far in AAA. Also Matt carpenter was hitting 5th for the express and had a walk and a strikeout looking.. I thought that guy retired lol

negatto
negatto
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Great to be back for another year. Love the remodeling you guys have done. :)

Currently have Urquidy, Sandoval, Wood and Gallen. Is Wright an upgrade over any of these guys.

TIA

Chris H
Chris H
2 months ago

Dynasty (keep 30) league. Trying to rebuild my pitching staff.

Which two are the first drops of this group:

Gallen
Lodolo
Syndergaard
Josiah Gray
Detmers
H. Greene

Also, would you drop Gleyber for Thairo for a back up MI?

Chris H
Chris H
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks as always

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

After doing a bit of a deep dive on Connor Joe, I really like his outlook ROS. Every long stint at AAA he’s had the past few years he has hit near or over .300 with power. He has a week of Coors coming up. I have an open spot with two pick-ups left this week, should I hold Joe for a week and stream Ryu v Oakland or Carrasco v Ari, or pick up both pitchers? Squad is:

Keibert, Alonso, India, Bregman, Correa, Judge, Yordan, Franmil, O’Neill, Renfroe
BN: Straw, Tatis (IL)

Alcantara, Morton, Ed Rod, Manaea, Cease, Mahle, Ober, Stroman, Gibson, Greene, Means, Houck, Gray (IL)

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, except strikeouts are only -0.5
Rest of season please rank:

Duvall
Kiriloff
Hays

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Can only start one?
Rasmussen home vs Oakland
Wright at Padres
Lodolo home vs Cleveland

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Sir Grey – Are you starting T. Mack against Cincy today? Not expecting a QS, but feeling more at ease giving him another run around the rotation before handing him the ball.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Are you using lodolo today or waiting ti see what he does? As crazy as thus sounds, the CLE team has been scoring runs.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

Would you cut houck for lodolo?

I know its early but based on what I saw from houck, his inefficiency issue has not been resolved.

Last year ip per star and pitch count follow…

5.1 – 85
4.1 – 58
4.2 – 87
4.0 – 75
3.2 – 74
5.0 – 89
4.0 – 58
4.2 – 90
5.1 – 90
5.0 – 68
3.2 – 70
4.1 – 71
5.0 – 53

Longbeachyo
Longbeachyo
2 months ago

Wow. Nothing about Heaney and his almost 24% swinging strike percentage??? Did I click on the wrong link? Where is the Greyalbrightonlyfans???

Longbeachyo
Longbeachyo
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Wait, seriously, fo’ real doe… Heaney? Thoughts?

Longbeachyo
Longbeachyo
Reply to  Longbeachyo
2 months ago

Wait, seriously, fo’ real doe… Heaney? Thoughts?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
2 months ago

Santiago Espinal over Thairo Estrada?

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Please rank?
Wright, Brash, Jesus

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 months ago

Luzardo and Meghill this years’ Rodon?

Both only threw 90 innings last year. How many do you see them throwing this year? I’m in a QS league league too. Ratios look like they could be like Rodon. Would they might not be the best choice for a QS league?

Gregarious
Gregarious
2 months ago

Grey – just dropped Gonsolin to pick up Cobb…that’s a reasonable move right?

My other SPs are: Urias, Rodon, Morton, Luzardo, Montgomery, Urquidy, and Brash (gotta have some rookie nookie!)

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

Morning Grey – Cobb or Luzardo?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

also which RP to drop (saves only, h2h): Bednar, Bender, Finnegan

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Whos the drop to pick up Bard?
Diekman
Rainey
Finnegan
Melancon
Trivino
D.Williams
Im thinkin Diekman

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
2 months ago

please rank these catchers: Joey Bart, Austin Nola, Sean Murphy, Gary Sanchez. thank!