Joe Girardi lost his job because he lost too many games. Joe Girardi, a victim of cancel culture. Little did we know Joe Girardi was the butterfly to start Hurricane Stott. Yesterday, Bryson Stott went 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and all three have come in the last week. Could it be connected? Last week, Stott said, “I need some super easy listening music to bust this slump. Maybe some adult contemporary. Something by Rob Thomas.” But what he didn’t realize was, while he was dreamcasting his thoughts, he just accidentally brushed against a genie lamp. Shame that right after, he added, “I wish they put more cheese on my Taco Bowl, and I wish it’s all cheddar and not a mix.” Pleasantly surprised by his lunch, but not the best use of wishes. There was a reason why he was one of the hottest pickups the first week of the season. Hitting 9th stinks, but if he can keep hitting, he makes the most sense at leadoff, and he has power and speed. Hopefully, he can continue it, even out of wishes. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer. ODB tends to get hot like Mariah for about four games at a time. Ooh, baby, I like it short like a jaunt!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Another guy who usually gets crazy hot for a spell — H-O-T — but he hasn’t done it yet this year.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Damn, that’s impressive. Best showing in Milwaukee by a visitor since Mork.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .306. *opens seltzer, effervescence sizzles* Bryyyyyyyce.

Willy Adames – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Someone told HR I ripped a takeout menu to mask the sound of me farting, but it’s a lie. I used the company directory.”

Mike Trout – Phil Nevin said he’s not too concerned about Trout’s groin. Only one day on the job and already well-acquainted with Trout’s groin. Think we know how he got hired!

Matt Strahm – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.78, and his 3rd save, and 2nd save in as many games. That means Houck will get the Sawx’s next save. I’m kidding! No one knows! Alex Cora doesn’t know! My guess is Houck threw two innings the night prior so he was just rested.

Chris Bassitt – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.36. What a major bummer. Bassitt’s a dog. Beginning to think we can only start him at home. Well, until he pitches poorly in Metco, and then we can’t start him anywhere.

Jake Cronenworth – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer, now three homers in the last five games and, he’s rostered in 92% of leagues, so, well, that’s shocking. He’s been pretty awful prior to this.

Jose Urquidy – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.04. How’s that expression go, “Don’t try to be cute?” Yeah, don’t try Urquidy either.

Ty France – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer. A French fly!

Cal Raleigh – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Hot schmotato, I suppose. Pretty meh and iffy — mehffy.

Logan Gilbert – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.41. Lo-Gi is better than Loki.

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.57, and his 4th save, and his 2nd save in two games. All in the Servais of not knowing what’s going on in Seattle.

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. *does a 45-minute choreographed dance recital ending with a standing ovation* Quiet! Stop clapping! I don’t deserve it! Audience member, screaming out, “We’re cheering because Tyler O’Neill is back!”

Corey Kluber – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 Ks, and one homer allowed, ERA at 3.88. I’m a broken record on Kluber — And that’s me quoting me! Hot schmotato! Any hoo! Oh, no, Greybot3000 is overheating! — Anyway, I’m a broken record with Kluber because I think he’s the best case for the Streamonator. The predicted line from Streamonator yesterday was 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 homer allowed. Oh, wow, one extra run and hit. Excuse me! Go ahead and punch the Streamonator, which is you punching your computer.

Packy Naughton – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.54. Worst Packy experience since Fitzy O’Fitzreilly went down to the packy and was told they had no more Boston Globes with the special Celtics commemorative insert.

Christian Walker – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .202. I was about to compare him to ex-Diamondback, Adam Dunn, but Dunn’s career BA was .237. That would be above average now! If Adam Dunn were born 20 years later, he’d be Tony Gwynn! If Adam Dunn were born 20 years later, it would also have to be assumed he didn’t continue to grow in his mother’s womb, otherwise she’d be giving birth to a 235-pound baby.

Jordan Luplow – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer. Matt Olson has 7 freaking homers!

Josh Rojas – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .286. Ya know who Rojas turned into? Ketel Marte. And Ketel Marte turned into K-Mart.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Am I the only one who constantly gets Kelly and Mikolas confused? Feel like they’re the same guy. Do they ever pitch on the same day in different cities? Hmm…HMM!

Joey Bart – Optioned to Triple-A. When he left San Fran, I wonder what mode of transportation Bart took.

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.61. He’s such a throwback he must call guys six months his junior, “Kid.”

Josiah Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33. He said he wants to be called Jojo. I will not only honor that but I will also use my extensive Spanish, and call him J-Eye.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer. “We could use the body as a raft, then abandon it once we’re far enough–Whoa! Hold on! Albies is alive!”

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. I had a dream that Matt Olson was also homering. No one pinch me, I want to believe it’s real.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Duvall used to homer once, then seven times in quick succession. Now he watches Succession on his iPad from the bench.

William Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .304. Would love to see the Braves say arrived’Erci to d’Arnaud.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .224. Crap, that means he now has to injure himself in the next game. Sorry, don’t make the rules!

Ryan Jeffers – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .175. I recently dropped Jeffers in one league for Gary Sanchez. I was simply explaining to you why Sanchez now sucks and Jeffers’ on, moving up.

Nestor Cortes – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 1.96. Are you trying to tell me he’s not a 1.50 ERA pitcher? Geez, I didn’t even think he was a 3.50 ERA pitcher, so that’s a relief. About time we saw some regression from some guys. I don’t sound bitter at all!

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.58. Speaking of guys who seem incapable of regressing. I actually have Gonsolin in leagues though, so shush, boy, I say to myself.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. Mentioned yesterday how wrong I was on Jazz the first week of the season. I was pretty spot-on with Cody, and for the few of you who are like, “Grey, my man, everyone thought Cody sucked.” No, people were absolutely believing the bounce back the first week of the season. On the year, he’s about as valuable as Kole Calhoun, who is on and off teams all year.

Will Smith – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .235. The return on catcher investment this year feels particularly bad.

Daniel Hudson – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.86, and his 5th save. Kimbrel is out on paternity leave. Hopefully his kid isn’t born with a similar looking beard, that could get confusing.

Leury Garcia – 0-for-4, as he hits leadoff, hitting .184 with a .193 OBP. Tony La Russa at the HOF, “Can you add onto my plaque ‘Leury Garcia stan?'”

Jake Burger – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. White Sox lineup has Burger/Sheets, which is also a McDonald’s bathroom.

Javier Baez – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, hitting .200. Haven’t mentioned him much this year, but let me just say I could learn how to throw a slider, then the next day throw Javy a slider, and he’d swing and miss.

Alex Faedo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92. He’s the sixth pitcher since 1893 to throw 5+ innings with 2 runs or less in each of his first seven MLB starts. Jered Weaver was the last in 2006. That’s a pretty good name to tell you how excited I am for Faedo. His 6.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 would make him around a decent fantasy number eight. He’s the type of guy who you love in AL-Only and wouldn’t touch in mixed.

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.26. Keller’s well-named, because you don’t want to see him on your team. Even if the Streamonator liked him, I wouldn’t mess with him.

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. Suwinski will be in Friday’s Buy, that is already available on our Patreon. Get it now *Su-wink-ski*

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.33. You might say he deserved better, but how do we know what he deserved? Maybe he’s a bastard and deserves nothing! *intern whispers in ear* Oh! He pitched better than the score. Gotcha.

Carlos Santana – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .188. This is like when the kids on Glee sang Smooth, and there was a brief, one-day revival of Carlos Santana.

Gabriel Moreno – Called up by the Jays. I went like this: Clicked on Moreno on waivers, stared at his name and my team (a 15-teamer), seeing who I could drop. Jonah Heim, my catcher, was on the list of guys possible to drop, and I left Moreno on waivers. He’s a top catcher prospect bat, and Jansen’s out for a while with a fractured pinkie, so Moreno should at least backup Kirk, who could also DH. There’s ABs there. Itch just put him in his top 50 prospects, saying his timeline was drifting back (oopsie). Moreno could hit .300 and maybe power if he rediscovers his stroke, which has been nonexistent (1 HR in 146 PAs). He kinda reminds me of MJ Melendez. If you have room, I’d take the flyer, even if I didn’t.

Yusei Kikuchi – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.44. This start was so bad that Charo said she will no longer say, “Cuchi cuchi.” If you started Yusei, it’s not exactly comforting to hear it, but he was super unlucky with two hits that drove in runs that were roughly 65 MPH seeing-eye plonkers.

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Since we’re firing managers, Tapia hitting 5th is grounds for firing. He is so clearly a leadoff or number nine hitter that if you don’t immediately recognize it, you must be fired. Hitting Vogelbach third? That’s-a-firin’! Can’t figure out your best reliever is Anthony Bass? That’s-a-firin’! Have one of the best records in baseball, but continue to play Aaron Hicks? Sorry, that’s-a-firin’! Batting Leury Garcia leadoff? That’s absolutely a-firin’!

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Joe
Joe
1 month ago

What are your thoughts on Buehler? Top 20?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 month ago

Starting OF is Arozarena, Ian Happ, Pham, Senzel, Juan Soto, and I have Alek Thomas and T.Grisham. Do I drop someone for Suwinski? (14-team 5×5 OBP)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Kirilloff, Kelenic, Riley Greene, Vin P or Stott ROS?

1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
1 month ago

But I’m not excited. I lied. Yes I am! Bring back the ghost of Sam Neill! My subtitles are ready!

As a(n arguably) sane 61 yo man who has played fantasy baseball since the 80s (Junior Ortiz, where are you?), i need to know – is this a violation? Commissioner(!) disregards league’s 2C rule and drops his C2 for a pitcher, fielding an illegal roster since that time (only 1 eligible C).. I love him like a brother, but I really want to break his [email protected]$. Can you help me Grey? I need the [email protected]$ting ammo only your wisdom can provide.

ps your updates are beyond belief dude (yes, I called you dude lol, it’s what we do). We laugh, we cry (ok we laugh). Just amazing and THE must-read news in the sporting world. Thank you.

1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Further context. We r NL only auction and several guys hate the 2C rule because if they don’t spend they have to start a bum (which obviously benefits the guys who do spend up). By allowing anyone to start just 1C, aren’t you helping the guys that just draft a $1 minor leaguer and take 0s at the expense of the guy that played by the rules and paid for Joey Bart? If that’s the case why even have a 2C rule? Feels to me like it’s f’ing with the integrity of the league. As always, thx!
PS I can’t watch until Sunday (!) because the wife is going to Miranda Lambert tomorrow night and we’re taking the family to Hersheypark on Saturday! No justice! ?

1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
Reply to  1 Freaking Day to PEAKY
1 month ago

Oh. And we have 8 reserves so we can always field a compliant roster (if it matters).

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. ketel and holmes too much to give up for arozarena?

go dubs
go dubs
1 month ago

tyrone taylor or suwinski? thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Another bone head decision from LaRussa.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 month ago

Cease is living on the edge this year. That high WHIP doesn’t bode well. Too many walks and another lucky outing – 6 unearned.

Cease or Woodruff, Severino, K. Wright, Skubal – or all of the above.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Dylan Carlson or Alek Thomas in a HTH OBP keeper?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

1) Just curious. In one league, I was able to drop Stephenson for Kirk. If Stephenson had not been injured, would this have still been a good move?

BTW, I have not had this opportunity in other leagues. I know Contreras is a downgrade (but still better than IL w/o IL slot).

2) I know you don’t like Muncy, but he got 5 RBIs.today. Giminez or Muncy?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
denp1717
denp1717
2 months ago

Looking to upgrade at utility. 10 team 6×6 h2h. Would you drop either Luis Urias or Luis Arraez for Profar. Thanks!!

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

ROS: Framber or Montas? And would either Sal Perez or Realmuto for either of these pitchers be a fair trade for someone who just lost Stephenson?

gargamel04
gargamel04
2 months ago

I read that last blurb like Grandpa Simpson doling out paddlin’s. Hopefully that was your intent.

gargamel04
gargamel04
Reply to  gargamel04
2 months ago

Correction: That was actually Jasper Beardley.

Last edited 2 months ago by gargamel04
Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

grey

would you drop either guillermo or reynolds for brandon drury

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

ok thanks

eballs
eballs
2 months ago

Best replacement for Stephenson

Gary Sanchez
Le Terminator
Will.I.Am Contreras

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

Stephenson out 4-6 weeks is he drop? Only allow two spots.

Occupied by Suzuki and India.

Or put on bench and drop Gorman Pham or Gimenez?

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

Ugh Stephenson with the fractured thumb. Out 4-6 weeks.

You dropping in 12 team re-drafts or trying to hold?

Who’s the fill in? Heim, Moreno, d’Arnaud, Gary Sanchez, Christian Vazquez

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Tyler Anderson was not stellar today. Is he just a streamer?

Joe Ryan is expected back next week -> his roster spot is similar to nominal SP rest. Ryan or Anderson?

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

I hate Corbin Burnes!!

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  jcindaville
2 months ago

Eat a D Corbin Burnes! 100 pitches to last 4 innings you worthless sack of shit

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

so much for cease’s start. at least the runs are unearned….

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Saves/Holds H2H daily pts 12 teamer
+7IP +2K +4Hold +5Save -3Hit -3BB -12HR
Own Castillo and Munoz keep both or drop one for streamer slot, other RP in question is Drew don’t call me Will – Smith

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Eat a D Tony Santillan.
That is

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. mahle looked pretty solid today. like him over ashcraft?

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

Drop Straw or Joc for Lane Thomas… or hold?

Last edited 2 months ago by jmccullough
bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Thanks for all the info as always. I’m in a jam on one of my 5×5 H2H teams this week. Getting torched on offense this week but could maybe salvage some category wins in pitching if I lose a batter (which I eventually have to do anyway).

Only two possible drops: Joc, who is hot but annoyingly getting platooned anyway, and Wisdom, whose triple eligibility helps my build but doesn’t have nearly the upside right now.

So would you drop Joc for the L-R floor and flexibility or drop Wisdom and hope Joc stays hot enough long term to make up for the absences and lack of infield backups?

Thanks, man!

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Cards – Rays finish in under 2 hours.

Team 12
Team 12
2 months ago

Would you trade Walker Buehler for Dustin May and MJ Melendez in a Dynasty?

Tyger
Tyger
2 months ago

Suwinski, Lane Thomas, Josh Rojas, or Alec Bohm as a last bat?!
Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Rays have learnt from the Cards!. First they let a pop-up fall; then the pitcher fumbles around and throws wildly as Pujols lumbers to first; finally after the Cards bumble a slow roller to first into a hit, Kiermaier turns left and gets caught off base.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ehh, 9 K in 8 IP…oh wait, that’s Mikolas.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Of course, because I didn’t hold on to him.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, they frustrate me.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
2 months ago

Would you straight up dump Urquidy in an 18 tm league? Straight dump means for random holds guy since there is nothing available over 4% owned types.

Spoiler
He really sucks

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Are you starting P Lopez @ HOU tomorrow?

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
2 months ago

10 team Dynasty Roto
6×6 with OBP and DT
6×6 with QS and Holds/Saves separate

Thoughts on a few trade packages……

Id send Springer and Rutschman for M Betts

Send Castellanos and Rutschamn for M Betts

are these too much for Mookie?

Id try to get back India too, but if he wont throw him in what do you think of the 2 for 1s

Thanks G

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey,
Are you going to be starting Bieber for his crucible of a 2-step @COL and @LAD next week?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

I’ve been trying to make some trades happen but market is a bit slow so far (typically picks up a couple weeks before deadline)

I’m going to drop Kittredge and was going to pick up a temp reliever but feel like there’s nothing worth it on the wire. So do I got bat or pitcher ? who would you grab from the list below & I anyone else you’d give the boot from my squad ?:

Waiver:

Hit – E. Escobar (1,2,3), J. Miranda (1,3), T. Pahm (LF,RF), H. Bader (CF), K. Farmer (3, SS), G. Cooper (1, RF), C. Blackmon (RF), G. Urshela (3, SS), J. Naylor (1, RF), L. Thomas (OF), M. Carpenter (1,2)

PIT – M. Wacha, J. Gray (waiver), Z. Plesac, J. Junis, R. Suarez

RP – T. Rainey, M. Melancon, P. Sewald, C. Poche, M. Strahm
 
My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – T. ManciniJ. Votto
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – A. Garcia
RF – M. Betts
Util – P. Wisdom
BN – R. Greene (N/A)
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL
IL – R. Lewis *IL

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
SP – P. Sandoval
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – C. Javier
P – M. Kopech N. Pivetta
BN – A, Kittredge (RP) *IL
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN – N. Pivetta
BN – G. Kirby
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

?Thanks, Marv

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

hey grey what did you think of the maddon firing? I was pretty suprised.

also did you know that if you put mateo and winker together you got an olson!

let me cry about that one as i keep putting him in my 1b slot

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

My pitching is atrocious, and the Gosolin owner said he would trade him and a 4th pick for a 2nd pick. It`s a 12 man h2h 5×5 keeper league, each person keeps 5 guys (3 bats, 2 SP, or vice versa) just to give you an idea of the draft. Do you think Gosolin would be worth a 2nd round pick in next years draft?

Thanks pal!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Afternoon Grey,

I could really use a batty-call in 2 leagues. Who from the below list(s):

Team 1 (need a 3B):
Jake Burger v. LAD (Anderson)
Yandi Diaz v. STL (Mikolas)

Team 2:
Naylor
Burger v. LAD (Anderson)
AJ Pollak v. LAD (Anderson)

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

double burger, nice!

thank you

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Man, what a call!

2/3 with a HR & 3R…sadly left the game due to injury.

No matter, I’ll take that!

Thanks again

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

One last pitching question for the day. I had Merrill Kelly of AZ and took your advice and waived him for Konnor Pilkington of Cleveland. KP is pitching today. Merrill Kelly is available on waivers. His next start is at home against Cinn. Would you pick him back up or he is just a meh? Below is my staff and some one would therefore have to be cut. Thoughts?

Corbin Barnes  
Pablo Lopez    
Cristian Javier  
Tyler Anderson 
Freddy Peralta  (IL)
Paul Blackburn
Mike Mikolas    
Aaron Ashby    
Mike Cleavinger
Konnor Pilkington
Nick Pivetta    
Jeffery Springs

Thanks again!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!

happyharry
happyharry
2 months ago

Hey Grey, good stuff as always. 12 team, H2H. Muncy or Luis Urias?

happyharry
happyharry
Reply to  happyharry
2 months ago

Add Brendon Rodgers too!

alps
alps
2 months ago

Hey Grey
I am concerned with the overcrowding in the Cards lineup
Would you drop Yepez who isnt exactly lighting the world on fire anymore for
BTW its a keeper league

Miranda (starting to heat up)
Luis Garcia (Nats)
Lane Thomas
Suwinski
Nate Lowe
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you Sir!
I will put in a bid for him
Since I have you, who would be your 2nd pick

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey
No love for Miranda huh?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Just wanted to share my weird RCL team that is first in Runs, HRs, and RBIs but last in Average. How is that possible?

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
2 months ago

drop Grandal for william contreras or gabriel moreno?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I really need your advice today. I am in a 12 team Yahoo points league. Thanks to you, I have picked up Nick Pivetta and Tyler Anderson; all with amazing results!

  1. I have Nick Pivetta of Boston on my team who has been amazing lately. Today he is on the road at LAA and facing Shohei Ohtani. I am up in the air. Would you start or sit?

2.I love your joke about Mikolas of the Cards. I have Mikolas on my team and he is pitching on the road at TB against Shane McClanahan. Would you start or sit Mikolas?

3.This is a strange day, since by some luck of the draw, I have also Corbin Burnes (Brewers), Tyler Anderson LAD) and Konnor Pilkington (Cleveland) on the mound and was going to start all three of them.

Thanks so much for all your help and patience with all of these questions!!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You have a lot of credibility! I told my wife what you said and she said, “Go With his advice”.

Thanks!!

Pops
Pops
2 months ago

Kittredge to undergo elbow surgery, I’m out. Pagan, Poche, Cimber, or Robles for saves ROS?

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

And Adam’s got the save today!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Mattingly said that if it were a playoff game, Alcantara would have pitched the 10th. I love that. His value was understated in drafts. The amount of quality innings that he provides helps make up for his k rate not being as high as some others taken ahead of him. His value is even higher in qs leagues.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

I’m in third place in a 10-team Roto but I’m carrying 1s in WHIP and ERA, and a 4 in Ws. My staff right now is actually good (Manaea, Springs, Javier, JoMo, Lopez, Ashby, Gallen, Ohtani) but wondering if I should try and flip Semien for a pitcher as you suggested. I could offer Semien up to Team A straight up for Gausman, or I could try a package for Montas or Cole. I could also try to offer him straight up or in package to Team B for Skubal or Verlander. Where should my initial focus be?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

A combination of Semien, Stanton, and Robertson could at least spark a conversation, since it would address that team’s areas of needs but it’s probably not enough. If I swap in Alonso (who’s DTD) for Stanton then it’s more than enough, but I’d have to mind my homers and hope Stanton stays healthy.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

How do you like these starts today?
Eflin @ Brewers
Lyles @ KC
Bubic vs O’s

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

No Eflin around, boys!

prognation
prognation
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Offense of the Brewers has been putrid lately, and they strikeout a lot. So even in my 12 team 5×5, took a chance on Eflin. So far, eh, 4 IP, 2Ks. WHIP 1.75.

prognation
prognation
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, only 4 IP. Oh well. Was a streamer. Dropped Whitlock to get him.

prognation
prognation
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Until the Brewers can figure out how to bat, may be worth streaming against them, depending on pitcher. This from a Brewers fan. Maybe its just a June Swoon. Fan since 1981, and its frustrating.

prognation
prognation
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Craig needs some counselling.

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fausto
fausto
2 months ago

Luis Garcia(The SS one) legit? or Schmotato? Would you add him or do i regrab josh rojas? I dropped rojas to stream wacha this week.

Liam Keegan
Liam Keegan
2 months ago

Grey,

Think I found a new nickname for Yusei Kukuchi, “Kontor?ru nashi” i.e. no control.

In a vaccum, which side do you prefer.

Gorman and Gausman or Riasel and Webb.

Have a great day !

ashtray
ashtray
2 months ago

What exactly are the Cardinals doing with Gorman? I’m starting to think he’s a drop in my 14 team keeper league that rewards power. They hardly play him.

Will the Thrill
Will the Thrill
2 months ago

Rest of season
Stott
Ez Duran
Cronenworth
Espinal?

Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Kittredge back on IL. I never remember a season when so many guys return for a day or so before leaving like that.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

So Megill is set to return over the weekend and start against the Angels. Are you starting him? Do you like him better than Whitlock ros?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Morning Grey.

Would you make this trade?

I give up Bregman ($23) Brian Reynolds ($9) and c. javier ($17)
I get: LeMatheiu ($29) and Gonsolin ($10)

Thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

how about Bregman and either Reynolds or Javier for DJ and Gonsolin?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

not really sold on javier

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

so with that being said, would you do bregman and Javier for DJ and Gonsolin?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

2 more questions.
1) What is fair offer to acquire gonsolin?
2) Start Ohtani at SP or hit?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i have Bregman, J-ram and Witt at 3B. what would be a faoir trade offer for DJ and Gonsolin?

I figured Bregman would be fair for DJ. but then i will be landing Semien tonight. Has Semien turned the corner, or is this a spurt and cool off again. He cant be this bad. hitting below .220

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

so with that being said, do you still say no to me sending Bregman Reynolds and Javier for DJ and Gonsolin? If not what is a fair package?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

im not thrilled with Javier, and Reynolds is a bust unless he gets traded to a contender like NYY. with DJ i know i should not be thinking with my heart but I am a lifelong NYY yankees fan but is a nice bat to have.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

do u think Javier and Reynolds for Gonsoln is fair or giving up too much

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok i’ll offer it

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

he turned it down. he said he will send a counteroffer later

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i’ll let you know what it is when i get it

BigMoneyBoon
BigMoneyBoon
2 months ago

Hey Grey, would you deal Max Muncy for Cody Bellinger? 6 category league, R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG

Shrimpmuncher
Shrimpmuncher
2 months ago

Roansy or Strider ROS?

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

1. Rank Luis Urias, Patrick Wisdom, and Max Muncy.
2. What do you think about Charlie Morton? Do you think he could get it together?
3. Do you trust Edward Cabrera against the Astros for his next start?
4. Kind of a follow up to question 2, I dropped Morton for Tylor Megill (expected to return to start fridays game vs the angels) but there are other decent pitchers available too, Jon gray, Ranger Suarez, Merrill Kelley, Jeffrey Springs, Zach Efflin, German Marquez, Corey Kluber, Yusei Kikuchi, George Kirby- Are any of these guys (counting morton) better than Megill? I also have Ashby and Edward Cabrera rostered

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Stott or Ezequiel Duran?

J C
J C
2 months ago

I traded away Joe and Holmes for Walsh and Gleyber. Now we have a new Halos manager and some hints that Gleyber’s Playing time might not be as solid as we thought.
1. Nevin good, bad or no factor for Jared given the front office’s metrics orientation?
2. I have Polanco, Lindor, Gimenez and Gleyber available at MI, utility. I plan to trade one when Wander gets back.
About what range OF or SP would Gimenez and Gleyber go for?
Thank you

Pops
Pops
2 months ago

The Jasper bit nearly made me spit out my coffee. Thanks for the laugh. Let’s not forget that Shelton had Vogelbach batting lead-off to start the season. That’s a paddlin’

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
2 months ago

I have injure Candilario. How does Miranda sound for a corner? Also, do I sit Alfonzo this week? Our weekly moves are today. Replacements available are Duran (Texas) , Stott or Odor.
Thanks as usual!

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Willie Mickey and the Duke
2 months ago

This is the 15 team league. We have Candy in a 12 team 5×5 as well but can replace him for the week with Rivera (KC)

DMan
DMan
2 months ago

Morning Grey! Brandon Woodruff just got dropped. I assume Bassitt is the drop to claim him over Manaea, Cortes, Wright? If I don’t get Woodruff, would you go after Baz or Strasburg or Gore or Thor for Bassitt?

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Which side do you prefer in OBP/QS: Vaughn or Pivetta?

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

The Dunn bit reminded me of that SNL skit where Will Ferrell is born, hairy and slimy haha.

Should I drop C. Walker for Votto or Adolis? I definitely need OBP.

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
2 months ago

Hey Grey! C Javier or H Greene ROS ? Thx!!

goodoldubs
goodoldubs
2 months ago

Great roundup today, Grey. Think it ok for me to offer O’Neill and Morel for edman? I kinda like all three of these dudes, but could use a MI upgrade.

Coolwhip
2 months ago

Adam Dunn was a man ahead of his time

Murph
Murph
2 months ago

Grey!!
Lots of laughs today – why did i like “french fly” so much? i must be 4…
Anyhoo – trade question for you
Im in middle/low end of the pack – 10 team 5×5 – Ks, ERA, WHIP and HR are my biggest weaknesses

here’s the team
C stephenson
IF goldie, rodgers, devers, bichette
MI adames
CI drury
OF robert, teoscar, tyler oneill, g cooper, jesus sanchez, yaz (eloy on IL)
UTIL cruz
bench – donaldson

P – ray, gausman, verlander, clevinger, giolito, ryan, ashby, strider, lynn (IL)
closers – pressly, rainey, sewald, houck

1 here’s the trade – which side do you like:
Clevinger for Mountcastle (not sure if i need to upgrade CI or if mountcastle is such an upgrade)

2 cut anyone for Jonathan India, Espinal, Stott or Suwinski?

3 cut anyone for Josiah Gray or Jake Junis?

sorry if i asked too much – thats a paddlin!!

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Leon
Leon
2 months ago

Jeffers or mejia? 16 man dynasty . Boy my catcher situation has been terrible. Thanks.

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

1) Do you prefer Iglesias or Clase?

2) Who is first off your team, if you had to lose one, in a saves only league?

Scott Barlow, Kittredge, Jhoan Duran

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Tyler
Tyler
2 months ago

I’m getting tired of grandal going 0/4 each night. Would you drop him to take a flyer on montero in a 1 catcher league

Yule
Yule
2 months ago

Hey Grey!
I have albies and want to learn more about looking at a players fangraphs and seeing if the underlying numbers point to issues that are concerning or something that will correct itself over time.

Albies is walking less and striking out less with a .275 babip.

His GB% is up and FB% is down with a 7.7 HR/FB% (12.2 last year)

His barrel % is half what it was last year and his hard hit % is down 10% YoY With a 16.7 launch angle.

Is the takeaway from that, that if he fixes his launch angle and makes better contact he will have better power numbers?

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah its like “all he’s gotta do is hit better, harder, and more often and boom problem solved!”

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
Reply to  Michael B
2 months ago

ha! yeah i guess i didnt phrase the last part correctly. more what in those stats would fix the rest i.e raising Launch angle would result in higher HR/FB% and that would result in more HR etc

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

H2H dynasty daily pts league 12 teams 40 roster
-1 AB, +5 Hit, +pts for XBH, +12 HR, +2 SB, -3 CS
+7 IP, +2 Ks, -3 Hit, -3 BB, -12 HR
Dropping any of Grandal, Pavin Smith to pick up Stott or hold.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
2 months ago

Trade my C. Burnes for Yordan Alvarez? 6×6 OPS/QS, k/9