It’s actually as in Brett “Beatty” — not “Batty,” because I know in your head, you see Brett Baty and think Batty. Oh, yeah, I know what is going on in your head. You’re thinking I also pronounced it Brett “Batty.” Wrong, Slick Rick, the Ruler! I’m in your head, but you’re not in my head! In my head, I like to pronounce Brett Baty’s last name “Bat-Why,” and with a flourish like it’s Pad Thai. I’ll tell you Bat-Why! Bat-Why because just last week he landed on Itch’s top 25 prospects for dynasty leagues, where he said, “Brett Baty has no business in AA. He’s repeating the level after posting a 118 wRC+ in 40 games last year, and he’s slashing .355/.427/.655 with eight home runs in his last 26 games. Who’s in charge of this stuff? What’s happening here? This is dumb, so I think somehow Grey’s behind it.” Okay, not cool. Bat Why’s numbers at Double-A ended up 19 HRs, .312/.406 in 89 games, as he was finally promoted to Triple-A after Itch’s insistence, and he’s continued to hit there too. The Mets need a third baseman with Eduardo Escobar IL’d and Baty is being called up. I Bat-Why’d on all my teams where I too need a third baseman. He could be the last big call-up. By the why, who doesn’t need a 3rd baseman? The one team who drafted Jo-Jo-Ram in your league? Cool, not me, which is why I Bat-Why’d and that’s Bat-Because. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Carrasco – Diagnosed with a low-grade oblique strain. So it doesn’t even know it’s times tables yet.

Taijuan Walker – Left his start with lower back pain. Walker’s name now sounds optimistic.

Freddy Tarnok – Recalled by the Braves. Beginning to think the Braves were so impressed with themselves for winning the World Series with a major league team, they’re now trying to win with a Double-A team.

Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.04. From Chazz Groundballio to Ground Chuck to Chuck E. Throws Cheese to last night where he seemed to throw 97% curves. Was kinda crazy, tee be aitch. He set the Mets up with fastballs in the first three innings, then threw all curves afterwards. And, it worked.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer. He hit that homer literally to the moon. Don’t believe the replay. It went to the moon.

Shea Langeliers – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was called up by the A’s, and he DH’d, so it doesn’t matter Sean Murphy hit his 14th homer yesterday. Langeliers has been killing it in Triple-A El Paso (the home of great salsa), .283/.366/.510 with 19 home runs and five steals in 353 ABs over 92 games. In a 15-team mixed league, I grabbed Langeliers. He could be the MJ Melendez of August and September. Call him MJ Lateseasonez.

JP Sears – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.95. Have added him in a few leagues. Wish he’d go deeper into games, but he’s Sears, not GameStop.

Ramon Laureano – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Ramon Laureano said, “Ringworm medicine? Why didn’t I think of that?” By the by, with the finale of Better Call Saul just happening (no spoilers, don’t worry), I’m reminded of the time we had Betsy Brandt, Hank’s wife on Breaking Bad, on the podcast and all three (!) of us interviewed her, though none of us had seen Breaking Bad yet. “So…he’s a science teacher who deals meth?” Just absolutely owning our stupidity.

Stephen Piscotty – Released by the A’ss. That makes him a turd.

Paul Blackburn – Shut down for the season. The A’s said, “Hey, Blackburn, meet us in Vegas by Treasure Island because you sound like a Pirate. Just kidding, we’ll prolly trade you this winter.”

Roansy Contreras – Will be rejoining the Pirates’ rotation. Saw someone report he was in Triple-A to monitor his innings. Right! Sure! Oh…*climbs to the top of the Statue of Liberty*…kay! I bet that’s why he was in the minors. Workload issues! Which is why he had four starts in the minors. Sure! All right, moving on before I blow a gasket.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Hit the IL with a mid’back muscle strain. Does Ke’Bryan even crack the top 250 next year? I don’t think I’m in on him anywhere, definitely not within the top 200. 200-250 becomes a jumble of fliers usually, so maybe, but also: Bleh.

Yolmer Sanchez – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to notify La Russa that he’s available, because La Russa will play him for 162 games in front of Andrew Vaughn.

Enrique Hernandez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated, and hit 7th. Kinda funny how long ago I thought he was returning. Like a good six weeks ago. I kept saying something like Jarren Duran would lose playing time six weeks ago because of Hernandez’s return. Instead, Duran lost his own playing time by just sucking, and was already replaced by Pham.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.28. This was an easy Streamonator call, and his next one is much trickier. Nickier? Hmm, let’s pretend I didn’t.

Kerry Carpenter – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Ooh, boy, Carpenter’s making me want to get close to you, um, him.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer. Au Shizz!

Aledmys Diaz – Sounds headed to the IL. Don’t worry, Trey Mancini will still be stuck behind Chas McCormick.

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.09. Three earned runs for the first time since May. So, yeah, he’s a total loser (of the Cy Young to Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.95).

Bo Bichette – 0-for-3 as he was dropped to 7th in the order, hitting .259. More like Boo Bichette.

Alek Manoah – 5 2/3 Ip, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.71. Ugh, I hope he’s not hitting the proverbial young pitcher wall. Not the PYPW! It’s not even a good acronym!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot Cake Batter leaving an edoughble mark!

Dean Kremer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.58. Streamonator hated this start, but A) Jews are just the best athletes. B) Orioles never lose anymore. C) There’s no C.

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-5 and a slam (11) and legs (25), hitting .263. If he ends the year with a 15/35 season, it’s a fall off from last year, but, if I’m being honest, it’s not as big a fall off as I expected.

Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .250. Gosh, making me forget all about Matt Wieters!

Nick Fortes – 3-for-4, 3 runs, and his 5th and 6th homer. I think I know what this Nick guy’s Fortes is! (Homering while at .1% rostered. By the way, congrats to the random person who has Nick Fortes! You deserve it! It being picking up Fortes in May and abandoning your team for two months.)

Edward Cabrera – 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.78. *slowly raises his hand* Hey, love the stuff, Edward, and those Ks? Great! Love ’em! But maybe be a little more economical to get through five innings. Thanks!

Sean Manaea – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.83. If you’re going down with the Manaea-ship, that’s on you at this point. Sorry, tough love, but I mean, c’mon. Drop him!

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.96. If I had a Cy Young vote, I’d give it to Corbin, just to see if that would get me kicked out of the BBWAA.

Lane Thomas – 1-f0r-5 and his 11th homer, and Luke Voit (1-for-4) hit his 16th. Writing them together to say, “I saw they homered, they’ve also done nothing else recently, so I’m monocle’ing, but we will see.”

Rowan Wick – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.22, and the blown save. He could blow another ten games, and I’m not sure he’d be replaced. Who are they gonna go to instead? Uelmen? You don’t even know if I made up that name.

Justin Steele – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43. Felt like an especially nice streaming night, even if the Streamonator didn’t like this one. As I keep saying, just stream against the Nats. They will lose 35 of their last 45.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Already can’t wait to draft Franmil Reyes in 2023. He’s gonna eat in Wrigley all year. A Fran-meal, so to speak. $54 Vending Machine Steaks for everyone!

Jeffrey Springs – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.52. I was telling people I didn’t trust Springs in Yankee Stadium yesterday, and someone, rightfully, was going behind me in the comments saying start everyone vs. the Yanks right now.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. He’s never really crazy hot, but never really crazy cold either. Call him Randy Goldilocks.

Clay Holmes – Says he needs an IL stint, due to his back. Aroldis Chapman must’ve been patting him too hard, as he attempts to get the 9th inning back.

Estevan FlorialYanks are calling up their former top prospect. The Yankees’ Florial arrangement they’re making is to cover for a smell of desperation. He has incredible speed and power, and might hit .175 with his awful contact. Likely just looking at him in AL-Only leagues unless he starts hitting.

Dustin May – Will make his season debut on Saturday vs. the Marlins. Here’s my Dustin May 2022 fantasy, that I just gave to you, while I marveled at his orange locks.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 27th homer. Mookie Best!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer. Even worse, he took all the Yanks’ offense with him when he left.

Craig Kimbrel – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.57, as he blew his 4th save, and I wonder if the Keepers of the Box Score haven’t lost track, because he feels like he’s blown at least 10 games.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.53. I’ve mentioned this before, but you try writing 3,000 words a day about baseball and not repeat yourself, Woodruff has been pretty subpar vs. superb.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 runs and 9th homer, hitting .250. Aw, it was nice of them to move in the fences for Yelich to “infield dirt.”

Willy Adames – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .223. Willy smells his bat after a hit, and says, “Dong!”

Luis Rengifo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and I’m absolutely halting all criticism on Rengifo, he’s a full-blown schmotato.

Julio Rodriguez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .270. As Paul Simon would sing, “Me and Julio down bad, the ball going yard…”

Christian Walker – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and it feels like 75th homer in the last week. Christian Walker will do nothing but disappoint next year. He’s having an absolutely absurd year.

Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.81 vs. Jakob Junis – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.53. This matchup was billed as, “Two guys you likely don’t know are pitching as well as they are, as you continue to wonder if you should pitch Sean Manaea.” A very specific billing title.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. A dreadful year from Crawford, but don’t worry. Next year he’ll randomly have 27 homers and .300 as the Giants win the NL West by 30 games.

Jake Fraley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd day in a row I’m calling him a schmotat0.

Jonathan India – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course! Literally of course! On my bench! Good! I hate him so much. I wonder if I put enough postage on his back, then have him show an ID card and they could ship him to India. Is that possible?

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Between Streamonator and just grabbing randos, I felt like I had 17 pitchers going last night, and my worst ones were like Cease and Manoah, which honestly weren’t that bad.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 11th homer. I was about to say the Greek God of Hard Contact That Is Now Ironically Named hasn’t been much better than India, then I looked at the Player Rater. Castellanos is near-top 100; India is near-top 450!

Darick Hall – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer. She gone featuring Darick Hall and former catcher, Johnny Oates.

Rhys Hoskins – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer. Fun fact! Rhys’ Pieces is E.T.’s fantasy baseball team name. Would’ve thought if he were a Phillies fan, he would’ve went with Bohm Home.

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Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

hi grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank 1st and 2nd drops

Stripling, Singer, McCullers, Montas

Always big THANKS!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I’m starting Brandon Lowe at 2B. Surely I can do better — these are available FAs. Who should I pick up for Lowe?

Jonathan India; Harold Castro; Chris Taylor; Luis Urias; Nicky Lopez; Luis Urias; Christian Arryo; or Ramon Urias.

Believe it or not, I’m leaning India. Please save me.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Which Urias?

Bad pun
Bad pun
1 month ago

Trading a 1st round pick for taillon and wright.

Who should i drop/trade back, eovaldi, kirby, luis garcia (astros), gilbert, detmers, or quintana?
Ive also got quantrill, stripling, cueto, darvish, and suarez

Bad pun
Bad pun
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Kirby and? Need 2. Thanks.
Also, is this even a good trade? Or qre the fairies going to grab wright?

J C
J C
1 month ago

Missed on Baty. Stuck with Will Contreras or MJ. Preference?

Fletcher or Gleyber? Hard to believe I am asking this but our league rewards hits and penalizes strikeouts so starting to wonder.

Prayer circle, hexagon and triangle…Wander, Stanton, Polanco, Mahle and Robert on the squad. Lotsa holes in the lineup these days.

Corey
Corey
1 month ago

Hey Grey, Streamonator says to avoid Antonio Senzatela vs STL tomorrow (-$18.2), but he is coming off a string of 4 QS – two of them against competent teams. Do you agree with this call? If not, what dollar amount would you give him?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Which side in a roto league using QS –

Biebs or Woodruff?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 month ago

Thanks.

What about Biebs or Manoah ROS?

Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Grey,

I’m +47 in IP and I’m looking to drop a starter for holds or spot bats. Who gets the drop in a 12 team 5×5 QS league?

Wheeler, Cease, Gausman, Morton, Lynn, McCullers

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I hate deciding between if-fy pitchers on bad teams. One will leave tonight. Who’s the cut?

LAA Sandoval (Next starts are @Det and @ TB)
Cin Lodolo (@ Phi)

Lodolo faced Phil ttoday (effectively) if that impacts your opinion (it does me).

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great insight — thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Melendez (C, OF) on waivers, Cut O’Neill (OF) for Melendez since flexibility when Kirk sits. Note: O’Neill not terrible when he plays.

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Big Dog
Big Dog
1 month ago

LouBob out again tonight. I believe that this is the 6th game in a row that he will miss. This is one thing I will never understand about MLB teams now that the IL is only 10 days. Why go a player short for 6 days (or more) instead of just placing the guy on the IL for 10 days? Maybe the first day or two you may expect that player to come back but after 6 games it is definitely time.

go dubs
go dubs
1 month ago

10 team nl only who should I go with at catcher out of kelly, pj higgins, gomes, or fortes? Also, roansy or peterson at sp? Thanks

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

Drop Soroka to put Clay Holmes on my IL or just drop Holmes? Or wait a few days and see how Aroldis does first?

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 month ago

Who do you like longer term in a 12 tm OBP keeper league with base counting stats? Annual inflation of 25%

Witt ($8 next year)
FTJr ($15 next year)

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

Grey,

Why is Francona batting a Gimenez 7th?

Is this the longest streak Eloy has been healthy?

Lol

Serious Q: just IL’d Clay in a S+H league with K:9, K, QS, ERA, WHIP, Effross a good pick up? I already did but I’d like your opinion. It’s hit or miss obviously with S and H and you can’t necessarily stream too much because of the season limit as we have a 74 acquisition max limit. I have 20 Adds left and I’m saving most for the Playoffs. Here my RP staff:

AJ Minter
AJ Puk
David Robertson
Alexis Diaz
Scott Effross
IL – Barlow
IL – Holmes

Thanks Grey!!

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Another perfect game through 5. That’s at least the 5th game the last few days with no-hits through 5.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 month ago

ROS: Chapman, Wick, or Hernandez

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 month ago

I’m not Grey obviously, but id take Chapman. He Has an abundance of experience closing games, seems to have shifted back to fastball leaning pitching strategies ( when he was really struggling it was almost entirely due to him leaning on his secondary pitches which aren’t nearly as elite as his notorious fastball) and on top of that the Yankees have to turn it around at some point. And when they inevitably do, Chapman will be there to get the saves and will likely do well (given hes been downright filthy lately)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks to both of you for your input. Just read that Boone has decided both Effross and Chapman will both be primary closing options!

Michael B
Michael B
1 month ago

Whats your opinion on this trade?
I give: Whit Merrifield, David Bednar
I receive: Robbie Ray

Hoboknives
Hoboknives
1 month ago

I remember when Matt Wieters made me forget all about Chris Hoiles

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Bummed about Walker, hopefully nothing serious! Mahle going down today is no extra bueno. Was having debate with league member, who finishes the 2nd half better out of Ty France or Max Muncy and who would you prefer to roster out of the two?

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeffe
Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! That’s what I said! Muncy too streaky, especially this season. If Mahle is forced to miss time with shoulder fatigue, who do you like more out of Eduardo Rodriguez, Heaney, Quintana or Wacha? Appreciate it!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

Grey!

All questions pertain to a 14 team OBP keeper league

1) Are we ok dropping Ozuna? 3 straight days on the bench ugh.

2) Top two outfield options: Fraley, McCarthy, Rosario, Yepez, Pollock, O Gonzalez

3) Would you trade Sandoval for Winker?

4) Time to stash Jung?

Thanks as always!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, is Montas a sit or start vs Tor?

abmsports23
abmsports23
1 month ago

Ok Grey, it’s been a tough season and my pitching let me down. After 3-peating in my dynasty league, it’s finally time to move some of my higher-salary guys and restock for the future. The salary cap is $300 and the roster is 27 players and 3 minor leaguers. I have Judge and Yordan as my 2 best trade pieces since they are currently crushing and have higher salaries. Judge would cost me $30 next season and Yordan will be at $33. I also have a bunch of guys that will be at between $20-25 (Albies-$25, Dever-$25, Eloy-$25, Tim Anderson-$25) so I can’t keep everyone, unfortunately. For context, top hitters and pitchers typically go for $50-60 in the auction since most players get kept.

Got an offer on the table of JRod($5) for my Judge($30) and Yordan($33). The guy very well could keep one or both next year and would probably get a good value on them. I know you probably don’t have enough info, but what does your gut say? Should I make this trade or should a ask him to throw in a minor leaguer like Baty or De La Cruz as well?

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I agree with that assessment. So you don’t think getting JRod and the ~$50 of extra cap space is worth giving those guys up?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

A. Diaz, Wick or Kennedy

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you. Where’s T. Scott rank in that list? Top 2?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

Why does Grey suddenly appear, every time, I make a reference (that nobody gets)? Sometimes when I catch ones like this, I wonder how many I miss. You’re like the Matt Groening of fantasy baseballers!!

No questions. Just wanted to express my lurrrrrrrrve and afrrrrrrrrrrection.

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 month ago

Grey, what are my chances kershaw comes back for h2h playoffs which are About 3 weeks away….

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Daily pts
Carlson vs. Col (Marquez) or Walsh vs. Sea (Kirby)

prognation
prognation
1 month ago

Grey, with May coming back to throw hay, who do I drop-say? Ryan, Jesus Luzardo, Braxton Garrett, or Stroman? Thanks.

williamsburg
williamsburg
1 month ago

Man, India’s really out to get you this year! He’s the Joker to your Batman.

On a catcher note, who do you like ROS, E. Haase or Langeliers? Thanks!

williamsburg
williamsburg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  williamsburg
1 month ago

“Some 2nd basemen just want to watch the world burn” – Alfred

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Is there a glossary term for when your benched hitter homers off your active pitcher? That’s what Rice Bowl did to Cortes last night. D’oh!

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Bob
1 month ago

Like, even worse than a D’ohmer.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Bob
1 month ago

Revenge of the Sit(h)? Haha

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

There’s an entire sub genre of adult films dedicated to this now. Ask me how I know

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Jon Daniels just got canned, wonder if he has any step siblings… could be a good pivot for him

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Bob
1 month ago

i like that, there definitely should be

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 month ago

To add Chappy in a SVHD league, would you drop any of Munoz, Bautista or Phillips? Or just keep on riding those guys, who have been great. We can only play three RP-only eligible guys per day, so if I were to drop a so-so starter like Clevinger instead, I would have to rotate those four relievers based on usage (although I like Clevinger’s next start at home vs Cleveland). Clevinger was also going to be my drop once Trout comes back soon, with the other alternative being one of Rowdy, Grichuk, Peña (my current utility/bench bats) or Melendez (my catcher, so would just go no catcher).

Sorry know it’s sort of a loaded question. Appreciate any thoughts!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

task force
task force
1 month ago

Way too early keeper recommendation for 12 team 6×6 keeper OBP/Holds 5 keepers $10. Might look to trade a few to help win this year

Albies – 3
Bichette – 4
Acuna – 5
Franco – 2
Alvarez – 2
J Rod – 1
Alcantara – 2
Hoskins – 1
O’Neill – 1
Vaughn – 1
Peña – 1

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Let’s say they are $ amounts and he can keep 5 of these but only spend $10. That seems like a fun exercise.

What would you think of these?

Bichette – 4
Alvarez – 2
J Rod – 1
Alcantara – 2
Peña – 1

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ha. I’m just guessing.

task force
task force
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry yes dollar amounts per player and I’m only allowed to spend $10 and a max of 5 players

Last edited 1 month ago by task force
task force
task force
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Vin is a smart man! Haha so who would be your five Grey? It’s tough haha

Eric
Eric
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

“Wish he’d go deeper into games, but he’s Sears, not GameStop.” That line had me laughing.

Btw, my team name has been Rhys’s Pieces for the last few years!

Are you starting Rich Hill at Pit tonight? 12-team H2H with QS.

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

It is now!

Quick follow-up.. I currently have AJ Puk and Dany Jimenez, was trying to leverage their bullpen to get saves. Seems like Jimenez gets the higher leverage situations, but the A’s suck and don’t have many win opportunities, let alone saves. I definitely am dropping Puk – would you drop him for Jason Adam or Raisel Iglesias? OR I can drop both Puk and Jimenez and pick both of those guys up. Thanks!

tigres
tigres
1 month ago

Grey! drop Moncada for Arraez in OBP league? need Runs, RBI the most, and improving OBP wouldn’t hurt.

birrrdy
birrrdy
1 month ago

I hope Corbin Carroll is the last big call-up, not just Baty. Would make sense to get him some August and September ABs before the big expectations next year, no?

birrrdy
birrrdy
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Dang, the D-Backs just called up some OF named Stone Garrett instead today. Can’t catch a break here and am totally wasting a roster spot. I’m guessing they are shying away since Carroll is only 21.

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
1 month ago

Edward Cabrera or Luis Garcia(Hou) ROS?

Franmil or Renfroe?

Profar or Pham?

thx Grey

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Grey, you ever find youself making moves like you’re trying to win the league, knowing well that second place is the best you’re gonna do? I wish I could just tune out and come in third.

Nola for Teoscar. Fair? Preference?

scottyyyyyy
scottyyyyyy
1 month ago

Baty or Miranda ROS?

Ontilt1377
Ontilt1377
1 month ago

Drop Bart for shea??
5×5 roto.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

In one league, Chapman is still available. I wold be dropping Sewald for him.

I have only two moves left for this week. Should I use one of them for Chapman?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

What if moves weren’t an issue – say if I wait until Saturday?

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

So I need 1 HR to be in first. Who do I bench yesterday…. the mook from Mumbai. Yep. Of course.

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

Please rank for saves ROS: A Diaz, J Adam, J Hernandez. Thanks,

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Wong or DeJong?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

I wouldn’t even touch that with my tongs.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
1 month ago

Next year I’m going with proven names. I passed on J-Ram for Bichette in my draft. Bichette is a massive bust this year.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’m feeling similar

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Great work Grey!

Langeliers or Bart? Points league

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Crap, someone just claimed Franmil three minutes before me. How about Kolton Wong or Baty for DeJong?

Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
1 month ago

With the whole Lou Bob situation… I’m trying to figure out best reserve for last roster spot ros…
(12 h2h points redraft )

Could you rank the following please between Kepler, Mateo, Gallo, A.Diaz and Ashby.

Analytics have Kepler expecting to heat up and for Ashbys Era to come down. Gallo has the track record not in NY and the league don’t penalize for ks. Mateo has been a buy all year on the site. Diaz a potential sagnof but for a poo team. Your input once again is appreciated. All the best.

Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I do have some reserve bats already… so I guess Pitching is more important. So Ashby over the Diaz and Adam. I can dig that. Fingers crossed for patience w Lou Bob to pay off.

Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
Reply to  Coach Gonzo
1 month ago

All apologies, Please add Adam from Tampa to the inquiry above

Swaggerjackers
Swaggerjackers
1 month ago

I feel you on that India frustration. Seemed like a good call to bench him in weekly leagues when he got scratched.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Swaggerjackers
1 month ago

Traded India for Jazz early this season in a keeper league and I don’t regret it even with Jazz’s IL stint.

C f
C f
1 month ago

McCullers or Sandoval?

omarlittle
omarlittle
1 month ago

Rank the IL stashes to contribute THIS YEAR (playoffs run thru 10/5):

Jazz
Kershaw
Flaherty (should be back first, but don’t trust him).

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  omarlittle
1 month ago

I like that order

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Start D. Smyly @ Washington today

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Yes

NJW
NJW
1 month ago

Grey,

What does your gut say about Pablo Lopez (home) vs San Diego for today?

He does have close to a 5.00 ERA since the end of May, but one horrible start made that balloon considerably. Not sure whether to fear San Diego here or not.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  NJW
1 month ago

start Pablo

NJW
NJW
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks MP and Grey!

Rupert
Rupert
1 month ago

Drop manaea for roansy? Thanks!

Alfalfa Switzer
Alfalfa Switzer
1 month ago

Stott or Urshela?
Renfroe or Franimal?

spanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Alfalfa Switzer
1 month ago

Gio and Reyes

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Gary Sanchez or Langeliers?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Langeliers

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1. life is good. i picked up Piralta and was rewarded. i was leaning to sitting him at Baltimore. Thoughts?

2. would you waive Aledyms Diaz or wait to see if he goes on IL?

3. The following players are available: Geo Urshela, Ha-Seong, Emmual Rivera, or Luis urias.

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!.

sorry Would you start Nick Pivetta against Baltimore at Baltimore?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 month ago

Hi Grey!

I’ve been using William Contreras as C when he plays, with Varsho in the OF, then just slot Varsho back in at C when he doesn’t. Worth dropping Contreras for Langeliers and using full-time?

Also, awaiting your use of the Sia hit in reference to Langeliers.

Thanks!

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Great read!! Fighting for first in my 13 team dynasty 5×5 drop Manea for either Sears, Ashcroft, Tarnack, Tucker Davidson…I own German as well…yuck! Thanks for the input!

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
1 month ago

No is killing me!

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
1 month ago

Bo….

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

if you recommend a trade which one Freeman or Goldy I like Goldy as there schedule is weak ros

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Alan
1 month ago

Goldy

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Florial is coming up.

Is there a diiference between him and a guy like Jose Siri?

Is it just about the tools, so add for the tools, and see if he sticks?

Woulds his game translate to MLB? I like that the Yanks are desperate, so he will get time.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Vash
1 month ago

Florial

Johnson
Johnson
1 month ago

Morning! Holmes droppable for Seranthony?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Johnson
1 month ago

sure

Will
Will
1 month ago

The Franimal as a Cub so far: .346/.692/1.038 with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 5 RBI in 6 games (26 at bats). Yeah, yeah, small sample size and all that. But the idiots in Cleveland just let him go and got nothing in return for a guy who is capable of smoking 418 foot oppo homers like he did last night.

Also, MLB is reporting Mike Trout could return today, but more likely on Friday vs. Detroit:

https://www.mlb.com/angels/news/angels-injuries-and-roster-moves

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

Good morning Grey

21 team 5&5 standard roto

have Goldy at 1b Freeman at DH and Vinnie on my bench

am in 5th 1/2 point from 4th and 1/2 point from 6th
have basically equal points in hitting and pitching

would you trade Freeman for deGrom and put Vinnie at DH
or trade Freeman for Jose Ramirez and bench my 3b L Urias

or neither

thanks

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Would you drop DeJong or Ozuna for Franmil in NL only keeper?

Marseille
Marseille
1 month ago

I know this is all over the place, but Ozuna, India, or roll the dice on Baty or Abrams? Looking for the best overall option down the stretch!

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
1 month ago

Grey!!!

Random commenter: but, but where’s Ante’s quote?

Ante: sorry, here it is…

George Carlin quote of the day for August 17, 2022

‘If you take five white guys and put ’em with five black guys, and let ’em hang around together for about a month, and at the end of the month, you’ll notice that the white guys are walking and talking and standing like the black guys do. You’ll never see the black guys going, “Oh, golly! We won the big game today, yes sir!” But you’ll see guys with red hair named Duffy going, “What’s happenin’?’

Cheers,
Ante

Wee
Wee
1 month ago

I traded Darvish for Manaea straight up about 2.5 months ago when you were leading the Manaea train and now if is officially time to head to the fantasy football thread

Wee
Wee
Reply to  Wee
1 month ago

Totally forgot to ask my question during that. With Manaea slated against the nats this weekend, shouldn’t I partake in one final break up stream first?