What could be if Byron Buxton could only stay healthy…*wavy lines* “Whoa, dream sequence! What’s this, a rainbow with a map to its natural end? I will follow this! Wow, only three years later to find the end of this rainbow, I should’ve drove! Hey, look…a pot! Let me see what’s in it…Gold? Meh, whatever…Ooh, Byron Buxton being a 40/20/.260 hitter in 162 games, and a battery for my calculator watch that I couldn’t find after the Radio Shack by me went out of business…this dream sequence is amazing!” *wavy lines* Oh, man, here I am still with a calculator watch that’s stuck on the 1’s and 2’s. Though, Buxton is healthy, but I don’t have him on any teams. Dreams don’t exist. Buxton is an easy top 10 outfielder in 2021, if he stays healthy. That “if” is the size of a Greek grandmother’s gams. Yesterday, he went 5-for-5, 2 runs with a slam (8) and legs (2). Hopefully, he stays working longer than this dumb watch. Also, in this game, Josh Donaldson (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer, as he reminds everyone his initials are J.D. too; Jorge Polanco (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st homer, reminding everyone they drafted him; Mitch Garver (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 3rd and 4th homer, and, after the game, he read on the broadcast a love letter sent to him by someone who he wouldn’t name, only holding up a tub of CoolWhip, wonder who that could be. Finally, Willians Astudillo (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer, and he exclaimed, “Hot dog!” as he reached into his pocket and ate one as he rounded the bases. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.96. Okay, fine I’ll look at his peripherals to see if it’s real. *opens Happ’s player page* God, no. Yuck! His stats are awful. If Streamonator is interested, then fine, stream him, but blech.

Logan Allen – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 9.19. He sounds like a furniture store and yesterday he gave you something to sit on, his big fat middle finger.

Shane McClanahan – Called up to start on Thursday. Prospect Itch literally just wrote 12,000 words about him in his Shane McClanahan fantasy. All I’ll say is I grabbed him, but I would expect Opener-type usage until I see different.

Cole Irvin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67. ERA is deceiving there though, he’s strung together three solid starts. He has a 1.3 BB/9, and that’s not a small sample talking. With that sorta command, it’s hard to have huge blowups. Would take some bad BABIP luck. Would be shocked if he can throw more than 75 IP (then Daulton Jefferies will be promoted, I’d guess), but Irvin looks safe-ish, considering there’s only 72 1/3 career MLB innings on his resume, better than his WPM though.

Mike Yastrzemski – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Ya mean it wasn’t one of those back-in-three-days oblique strains? Crazy. Mike Tauchman (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) should see some everyday playing time, and I would grab him in at least 14-team mixed and deeper.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Even in shallow leagues, I’m not dropping Wood. Pun noted, and intended.

Sonny Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.93. Sonavabench! Or rather, Sonnyvabench! That’s all right though, now hopefully he’s back on track.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Turner hitting in the AM/PM and looks like Toomgis.

Kyle Hendricks – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.54, and pitchslapped by Ynoa. Hendricks is out there playing The Star Spangled Banner on a guitar with a broken string. He hadn’t allowed a home run on his curve since 2018; he did twice last night, and once by the pitcher. He allowed ten homers last year in 81 1/3 IP; he’s allowed nine in 20 1/3 IP. He’s allowed seven homers in the 1st inning this year; previous worst mark was 10 HRs in 33 starts in ’18. His curve is not working, so he’s relying on a 86 MPH fastball, i.e., batting practice. Maybe Hendricks fell asleep to the news that the Pioneer League is trying to decide extra inning games with a Home Run Derby and he was accidentally hypnotized, but I wouldn’t trust him in any league, and drop in shallower.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. OZUNA hear crack of bat. OZUNA know ball is gone. OZUNA say goodbye immediately after crack.

Austin Riley – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286. Oh, oh, oh, Riley! Not auto parts!

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .247, gonna be hitting .350 by next week this time, gonna win the Triple Crown by end of year–*snatches quarter from wishing well* This is my dream! They’re all my dreams!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .213. The Braves team is some Jekyll and Hyde-ass players. They went from a “not a no-hitter” no-hitter to realizing they are one of the best lineups in baseball.

Huascar Ynoa – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.96. Efficiency isn’t his strong suit, and I DON’T HAVE ANY LEAGUES WITH AN EFFICIENCY CATEGORY.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Kyle Lewis Can’t Lose!

Luis Torrens – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Torrens illegally downloads all his movies.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.51, but, naturally, he was out-pitched by Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.81. Listen, deGrom, kid, you go against one of the best Pivettas to ever do it, and these things happen.

Clint Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .158. It feels like months ago I drafted this guy, and weeks ago since I dropped him. Will cyclops but needs to show me more first.

Mike Ford – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Excuse me, Mike Ford, I mustache you a question. Do you groom your hairlip?

Gio Urshela – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Was kidding the other day when I said Urshela is the only Yankees’ bat that is hitting, but it’s not entirely a joke; this was his 2nd homer in four games, and looks like a slight schmotato.

Domingo German – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05. My thoughts on Kluber yesterday are repeated here. Let me see these guys do this against a team other than the O’s. Also, Streamonator doesn’t like his next start.

Bryce Harper – Hit in the face with a 97 MPH fastball. I. Can. Not. Believe. He. Walked. Off. The. Field. There’s a new Nails in Philly. It was terrifying just watching it. Much respect to Bryce Harper. I kid him a lot because he seems like a douche, but holy crap he took one off his cheek that was inches from his eye. I’d imagine he misses at least a few games, but who knows? He did walk off the field like en bee dee.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .344. He’s been one of the hottest bats in the Phils’ lineup, but you have to have some real galaxy brain shizz going on to bat him leadoff.

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 ks, ERA at 2.79. I believe this was a spot start, so I’ll save 95% of what I’m gonna say and just say, he looked dope.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Au Shizz!

Tyler O’Neill – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1), hitting .217, but three homers in the last four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Ryan Weathers – Left after one inning with arm soreness. Q: You know who knows an inconvenient truth about the Weathers news? A: Gore

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-1, and his 2nd homer, as he pinch-hit. For what it’s Cronenworth, I still have him in leagues, and it’s been a little bit of a struggle, so I’m happy to see this.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 1 runs. He’s hitting .420 in 69 at-bats. Nice.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .295, and his 17th homer in the last three games. When he looks at his stats, does he scream his own name in vain? By the way, someone linked to a story in the Miami Herald yesterday about how Aguilar’s offseason training was eating arepas. They missed on the title: Aguilar Says No To Arugula.

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.19. I like Sandy, so don’t take this the wrong way, but Brewers are such a bad hitting team.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .325. It’s not a stretch to say Wong is the best hitter Milwaukee has right now. It’s also not a stretch for Wong, if they lowered these dang urinals! I’m a short king! Wong will, of course, be in Friday’s Buy, and it will be available today on Patreon., as soon as I upload this ding, dang, Wong thing.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he was dropped to the six-hole. He responded by homering but that’s always a tricky thing, because the dumbest of managers will then be like, “Bell hits best in the six-hole, we have to leave him there.”

George Springer – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Looking back on it, I realize now I shouldn’t have asked Brian for his ex-wife’s phone number. I thought their divorce was finalized.”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Hit the IL with a glute strain. Geez, someone’s butthurt.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. -1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .197. “Hey, I know this is unconventional, but if we drop him in the tank with the piranhas–Wait! Gurriel moved! He’s alive!”

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .253. What I said about the Braves, but double it for the Jays. They’re gonna be so ridiculously tough if they get everyone hitting.

Rowdy Tellez – Optioned to the alternate site. Preseason Guy, “Rowdy has to play, he’s too talented!” During The Season Guy, “He was just optioned down for a few days while the Jays face lefties.” Mean’s while, During The Season Guy discreetly drops all his shares of Rowdy Tellez. Just own it, During The Season Guy. “You own it, you giant creep, and your Rowdy Tellez sleeper post!” I wrote it prior to the Springer and Semien signing! “I don’t care!” Okay, me and During The Season Guy will continue this on our own time.

Steven Matz – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.00. This start came against the Nats, and it must’ve been like when you’re out with your college friends, and you run into your high school friends. “Hey, is that you Scooter?” New college friends are like, “Scooter?” Old friends, “Yeah, we call him that because he once pooped himself at a party, and scooted on the grass to wipe himself.” In other words, the Jays were like, “Wow, Matz is an ace.” Then his high school friends showed up outside of the H&M and were like, “Your new clothes don’t make you a good pitcher, Matz.”

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ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Better bench bat, Kepler CTaylor Adolis O’Neill Pham Benitendi

thank you and hava nice weekend

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

McNeil is available. Drop any of Biggio, Lourdes, Chapman or B. Lowe for him?

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Mookie for Bogaerts?

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

For the record. Sox fan here. I know Mook starts slow. But Bogey looking like Spledid Splinter. And SS.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

*Splendid*

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Not sure how long Olson will be our for with the eye injury. In the interim would you choose Cron, Aguilar or Yuli?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Damn. I didn’t know weaver couldn’t hit the strike zone. Hope he figures this out

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

I. Red a little help in OF and RP. I have Kelenic and Lourdes and Staumont are available. Should I drop Kelenic for either or hold?
Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

My SP staff in a 12 team keeper auction league are Gallen,Burnes, McCullers, Luzardo,Means,Kopech, and Trevor Rogers. All are at keeper prices. Also, have Pearson coming off DL. Should I let Pearson go when I have to or carry no reserve bat—-currently I would have to drop Schwarber or Happ? McClanahan available as well as Ynoa and Alzolay? What to do?

My catchers are Austin Nola and Max Stassi. Stick with them or look to Tyler Stephenson,Mejia or Dom Nunez? Or hold?

Adolis or Hays over Happ or Schwarber? Cron or Nate Lowe?
Thanks and great write up as always!

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

Grey, Riley or JD Davis?

Bench player.

Also,

Drop Tailon for Wong?

Bieber
Nola
Glasnow
Urias
Manea

Maeda
Civale
Gore
Tailon

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Looks like IKF is back at leadoff – strange that the Rangers put him at 7 last night

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Can you rank these closers
Melancon McGee and Taylor Rogers

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Trying to decide how valuable Hoerner projects. Tring to rate him against guys with similar flexibility?
– Hoerner or David Fletcher?
– Hoerner or Colin Moran?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Is kelenic still worth holding in a 10 team league?
Aguilar, Lowe, Cronenworth, kopeck, McLanahan and bassit are available

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Should I trust SoN and stream weaver vs Col??
Points league and I’m up 20

zombie
zombie
1 year ago

Rockies today added 1B Matt Adams to their roster and optioned OF Sam Hilliard to the minors. They have truly become a parody of themselves. With the new GM, no less! Sweet baby Jesus! You just cannot make it up. I promise myself to no longer be surprised by their antics. & this has nothing to do with my taking a late flier on Hilliard in this years draft. He’s actually performed better than most of my no brainer sub .200 hitting high round selections. Sometimes the humor writes itself, Grey. Looks like Rockies will always Rockie.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Wow, they let Mize finish the inning!

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

14 Team Roto
Is Moncada/Lowrie for T. Anderson an insulting offer?
If not, which side?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

This is what I don’t understand about the Covid IL thing with MLB – when a player goes on the IL with a non-covid injury – it’s reported what that injury is. This whole business about not being allowed to reveal if the player tests positive for covid makes sense, if they didn’t reveal why the player went on the IL for EVERYTHING ELSE. Has there been a situation in the past year where a player went on the IL, without a designation, and it was something else OTHER than covid?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Exactly… plus players on the Covid-related IL are eligible to come off immediately, so if they are on the IL and then come off before 10 days are up… THAT’S COVID!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

The labor law is fairly tricky. In the case of COVID, it’s being covered under the ADA (American Disabilities Act) which requires strict confidentiality. However, basic work place medical confidentiality stops short, allowing employers to share health information internally or externally when there is a legitimate business reason.

It is possible that player sign a blanket waiver allowing MLB to share injury information and because injury are not ADA covered, I think, such a waiver would likely be allowable. Or MLB legal might have determined that there is a legitimate business reason for sharing health information.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I get why they can’t reveal if a player is out related to covid if the player doesn’t give permission, but my beef is with how there’s no hiding it after the player comes back from the IL or how they designate the player when he goes on the IL.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

The law is clear. ADA is a huge deal. Employers cannot share any information regarding ADA covered medical condition. Not before, not during, not after. I’ve had to do the same thing with my staff. I am allowed to tell people that there has been a positive case or a possible exposure, everybody knows exactly who I’m talking about, but I cannot name a name without exposing myself to legal action.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

You prove my point exactly – I guess I need to be clearer and that my issue isn’t with the ADA or the law. I feel like MLB could have figured out a better job hiding it when a player is out related to COVID.

Not sure how big your work place is, where they end up knowing who you are talking about if there’s an exposure, but in some cases it’s never easy to figure out the exact person.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Do you think melancon’s job is pretty secure? Nervous to trade for him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Tonight it’s the Bauer-Lauer Hour in Milwaukee

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Speaking of pitching duels. Check out Rodon vs Mize. Radon has twice as many Ks, but is losing.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Hiura-watch, riding the pine 2 days in a row…

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I feel like I’m inches away from being able to cut Montero and it feels so so good. C’mon Mariners – make it official so I can free up that roster spot & ride Graveman like a $2 whore.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

and I did last night… he doesn’t have the high K-rate ability to be spotty with his command. I remember when the scouting report on him when he was rising with the Mets was how he didn’t walk anyone. Then he got called up and walked everyone.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Upon reflection that colloquialism didn’t age well. Just can’t get as much for $2 these days. I know, I just checked Craig’s list personals.

Hot dog! (I’ve been saying that all day, thanks. lol)

Brushback
Brushback
1 year ago

Grey,

What are you thoughts/expectations on counting stats for Soto for the year?

Shoulder strains can have lingering issues, even for hitters. He hasn’t played much this season at all or given reps to get in any sort of rhythm. I think it will be a “good” year compared to most players, but not the year we were anticipating. You?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

True or false: a troika of Graveman, Dolis and Merryweather gets to 50 saves?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I dunno. Who else is going to save games in Toronto? You think Romano? Or just closer carousel?

Doesn’t look like Graveman is going to get the traditional closer job here now? Or is that a carousel too?

Somebody is getting saves for those teams. 25 a piece out of Toronto and Seattle doesn’t seem unreasonable.

How do you see it playing out?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

After Montero’s latest meltdown & Graveman’s easy effort save today I think Graveman is going to run away with the gig & get 25 saves.

Dolis should be good for 15-20

Merryweather is a dart throw. I’ll go anywhere from 10-20

Let’s throw in Travino in Oakland & pencil him in for 25

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I think Lou and Diekman will flip flop a lot. But the A’s do play a lot of close games and when they’ve had a traditional closer, usually near the top of the league in saves. Even if it’s a share, should be somewhere near 20 for each.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Graveman it’s hard to say how long it lasts. It could go all year. When I saw him coming out popping 98 it was pretty crazy. Some of these reinvented starters have had good couple year runs. But there’s no track record there.

Merryweather they’re talking about late May early June with no set backs. Kind of a handcuff for Dolis and hoping Romano is the horse running out of the money.

If Graveman + those two Jays = 3/4 share of saves for their teams I’ll take the over on 40. Hard to say.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Got one good ‘pen so far. DC with Magoo. Only team off to a good start.

McGee/Barnes/Reyes/Hicks/Doolittle

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It was a draft champion so I don’t have to imagine too hard. Lucky so far.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Who knew that my dude Rodriguez in PIT & Reyes would be my most lights out relievers.

What a complete shitshow 2021 has been for CL.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

gotta love that BB rate from Reyes tho

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

2 straight outings (3 IP) with 0 BB though!

Son
Son
1 year ago

You are so good at this, Grey. Salud.

Now you got me humming this F’ing tune all day….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L951Wh61ss

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Son
1 year ago

Yes…my wife walked by and asked “guess what song is in my head?” I said “the O’Reilly Auto Parts jingle?” She paused, deep-sighed, and then said “I guess it is now.”

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I was about to pick up brake pads from McClanahan auto parts, but then I read Itch’s post and he had this to say “I wouldn’t get too McClanahandsy with Shane in redraft leagues. Could be an up and down thing. Could be just an opener for a while. But on the other hand, if he’s moved to relief full time, he’ll have the best arm in that injury-riddled bullpen and could earn a high-leverage role.”

I saw Cash said he sees him in a traditional starter role – so not sure how eager I should be… I have 2 moves left this week, so not sure if I should burn a move used on a streamer for McClanahan

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Today looks like a road map for what it’s going to be. Lot of 3-4.2 inning frustrating starts. Will even if the innings are quality, going to be difficult. If they’d put him behind a one inning opener he’d be gold.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A’s also make a guy throw a lot of pitches. He’ll be hell on teams with out good plate discipline.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Burnes to the IL …nondisclosed reason

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

When you answered this up there ^
“Manaea or Castillo ros” you’re talking about Luis Castillo?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

There wasn’t a reference,I assumed you were familiar w/ the dude’s roster.

So you would keep L.Castillo over Manaea?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

TY.I thought I was losing it.
I’ve found it’s easier to search the page than to ask you something you’ve been asked 10 times already,but then I bypass previous comments so the context is fuzzy sometimes.Or maybe I am.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Noooooooooo!

Hopefully fatigue from a 2nd COVID shot & he won’t miss his next start.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Would you trade Civale for Melancon in a QS league? We also have holds as a category.

My staff is Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Civale, Plesac, Luzardo, Rogers, Means, Mahle, Reyes, Clase, Victor Gonzalez.

Peter Castro
Peter Castro
1 year ago

ETA thoughts on Heliot Ramos?? Worth picking up now??

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Bottom of the 10th, Cards had runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out… after 1 pitch.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

We’ve also had the following 1sts recently:

A lead-off walk-off RBI

A lead-off 2-run homer

These new rules are stupid.

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
1 year ago

Adolis or matt chapman?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team 6X6 h2h keeper

Who am I dropping to activate Lynn: McKenzie, McClanahan, Kluber, German, Brubaker?

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
1 year ago

Pitching duel between your two favorite relievers going on. Neris and Reyes.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Unbelievable!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

As a Reyes owner I’m super pleased with the results today.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. Probability that Kepler and/or Sano activated this weekend. If so, how much risk that Kiriloff will severely lose playing time?

2. I own Kiriloff and Ian Happ. Should I drop one of these for Kepler when he’s activated?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

.257 leads our RCL in batting average. I am not having a great year so far in fantasy though it’s still very early. But I do feel somewhat like I haven’t fully incorporated all the ways the game has mutated in the last couple years.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Overheard in Diamondbacks camp:

Trainer: Ok, Ketel we had great success doing the light movement in the pool the other day. Today we’re going to try something a little bit different.

Ketel: I’m up for whatever, Doc. Lay it on me.

Trainer: We’re going to try some running…

Ketel: Right on!

Trainer: Easy there, Tiger. Let me finish. We’re going to try some running. However, and I cannot stress this enough, FORWARD running.

Ketel: Forward running?

Trainer: Whatever you do, for the love of god, please do not go backward.

Ketel: What about sideways?

Trainer: Who are you, Batman? *Chuckles lightly* Sideways, running for Pete’s poodle.

Ketel: So just the forward running? How fast do you want me to go?

Trainer: Well this won’t be running like you’re used to. We’re going to be emphasizing running mechanics. Have you ever seen any mime performed?

Ketel: You mean like the guy with the white make up, trapped in a box?

Trainer: Exactly. We’ll use our imaginations. Just show me the motions. The “running mechanics” if you will.

Ketel: Ok, but how is that running?

Trainer: Why don’t you leave the doctoring stuff to me, mmkay?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Trying to get a closer which trade is the one you would rather prefer? Bohm is on my bench and I can get Vazaquez of waivers if I move Mercedes.

Bohm and Civale for Diaz

Mercedes and Civale for Chapman

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
1 year ago

Y! 12 team 6×6 OPS, 2 UTIL

Alonso, Moran, Devers, Baez, Harper, Laureano, Blackmon, Gurriel, DeJong, Kelenic
IL Soto

Drop any for Riley?

Was offered Rendon for Laureano, what do you think?

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
1 year ago

flipping between watching mcclanahan, and montgomery pitch. I’ve got montgomery on my team, and would like to no longer have a reason to watch him (or the yankees); drop for the fancy newness?

thanks

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Mitt Face
1 year ago

to add, McClanahan’s Yahoo Serious blurb says Cash intends to use him as a traditional starter, rather than an opener.

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Gary C
1 year ago

Yarbrough or McClanahan? Is it close?

Larry
Larry
1 year ago

Should I trade Nate Lowe and Hiura for Kelenic?
And I just want to say you make fantasy baseball more fun. Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Please tell me I was right to sit Kikuchi today. The SON did not like it and in SON I Trust.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

*sob*

James Baas
James Baas
1 year ago

Is Jordan Montgomery on a perpetual pitch count? Seems like he’s always getting pulled at like 70 pitches in the midst of a good game. Debating to drop in a QS league. Seems like he’ll only ever be allowed to go 6 innings if he’s throwing a no hitter.

183414
183414
Reply to  James Baas
1 year ago

Boone is a terrible mgr. Like most these woke days.

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
1 year ago

CBS 10 team H2H points. Currently 2-2
Do you have love for this team?

D’Arnaud
Freeman
Taylor
Moncada
Bo
Harper
Robert
Soler
Alonso/Reyes

Walker Beuhler
Brandon Woodruff
Jack Flaherty
Charlie Morton
Dustin May

Josh Hader
Raisel Iglesias

Dylan Bundy/Marco Gonzales/Adam Wainwright/Jesus Luzardo

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey – a few questions:

– Is schwarber a drop in a RCL at this point? I have Springer, Laureano, Peralta, Grichuk & Tapia in the OF. schwarber has a 21/3 k/bb – yikes!
– was offered Judge for my Olson. hold?
– in an OPS league, who’s the drop? Reynolds, Tapia, Nimmo, Bohm
– not a q but mcclanahan looks nasty!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Would u drop any of these guys for McClanahan?
Wood
Javier
Bundy
S.Gray
Maeda
Gausman
Eflin

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

Wood

183414
183414
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

NONE !!

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Would you rather own Lowrie or Wong? H2H with OBP.

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
1 year ago

Also, are you starting either of the following tomorrow? (QS league)

Joe Ross vs. MIA
Logan Webb @ SD

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Dynasty H2H

Which side you got?

Glasnow/Arozarena for Yelich/Rodon

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Drop Madidral for Wong ?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

Madrigal

NuckingFutz
NuckingFutz
1 year ago

Grey.

What batter(s) should I target if I shop C. Burns? Thanks!

NuckingFutz
NuckingFutz
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lindor sound right? Looking for a SS

183414
183414
Reply to  NuckingFutz
1 year ago

Keep Burnes. Lindor is meh.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Should I run to the wire and grab McClanahan?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

SON was pretty good with McClanahan… also does the name McClanahan make you think of Tommy Boy?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Wood or Desclafani ROS?

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Sup Grey
Roto
Rodon/McCullers – Scherzer

RICE
RICE
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Aguilar or Wong?

Thanks in advance! Great article today… skid mark!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Y! Fantasy is on the Wong train – https://twitter.com/YahooFantasy/status/1387736538189123585

By this time tomorrow Wong might not qualify for Buy/Sell

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Grandal or Vazquez?

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
1 year ago

Trade was just accepted in a shallow H2H categories league……Walker Buehler for Justin Turner and Lou Trivino……25th pick for 2 waiver wire pick ups.

Thoughts?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

You watching the A’s game? McClanahan! Oh my.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Shiny new toy alert!!! I skipped out on streaming McClanahan due to all the unknowns, but I might try to get him tomorrow in lieu of Paddack.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I wanted to double check on your stance on Paddack – is he downgraded to more of a streamer in 12 teamer leagues for now? I was thinking of using where I have Manaeaeaea as the streamer spot, but he’s actually been pretty good with pounding out those QS

Crimedog
Crimedog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Never heard of this filthy man. Anyone know if he’s up for a while or back down after this start? Maybe it’s TBD.

negatto
negatto
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Who did you completely whiff on this year that you would love to have on your team.

Not someone that has already broken out, but someone that you think will?

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  negatto
1 year ago

haha this question makes no sense. if they didnt break out yet then how could you figure you have completely whiffed on them at this point?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

How about your opinion on this trade in a redraft?

Bichette / Nelson Cruz / Flaherty
OR
Tatis / Pete Alonso / Urias

The analyzer likes Bichette side, but I don’t know if Flaherty is really worth that much more than Urias.
Of course Tatis is the wildcard.

Thanks again!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

14 team H2H Auction Redraft league: 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

1) drop Raimel Tapia or Joey Wendle to stream pitching?
2) please rank top 3: Dane Dunning, Steven Matz, Mike Minor, Cole Irving, Nick Pavetta, Jordan Montgomery, Jameson Taillon, Logan Webb, Alex Cobb, Shane McClanahan
3) Wilson Ramos or Gary Sanchez ROS?

Thanks a lot!

C: Wilson Ramos
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Kolten Wong
3B: Matt Chapman
SS: Garrett Hampson
OF: Ronald Acuna
OF: Franmil Reyes
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
UTL: Ramon Laureano
Bench: Joey Wendle
Bench: Raimel Tapia

IL: Adalberto Mondesi
IL: Tim Locastro

SP: Zac Gallen
SP: Sonny Gray
SP: Corbin Burnes
P: Ryne Stanek
P: Drew Pomeranz
P: Giovanny Gallegos
P: Alex Reyes
P: Emmanuel Clase
Bench: Pablo Lopez
Bench: Dylan Cease
Bench: Adbert Alzolay

IL: Noah Syndergaard

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
I need some help with who to drop:

Devin Williams
Michael Kopech
Alex Wood

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Trade question:
My team is C: Mercedes 1b Vlad 2b Lux SS Tatis 3b Machado CI Alonso MI Lindor OF: Acuna, Robert, Lewis, Senzel, Reynolds U: Baez Bench: Bohm
Pitchers: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Rogers, Means, Mahle, Civale, Plesac, Luzardo, Alex Reyes, Clase, Victor Gonzalez
IL: Pearson, Segura, Bellinger

11 team 6×6 with holds and ops extra categories. Daily moves league so I can plug in pitchers to get their starts.

Would you trade Mercedes and Plesac for Chapman? Vazquez is on waivers so I could pick him up to replace Mercedes

cable
cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team …..which side

Scherzer/Machado

deGrom/Moncada

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

You have a knack for those earworms- having to listen to some music to drown out the jingle!

Can you give me your top 2 from Pham, Santander, Mullins, Adolis

Top 2 from Aguilar, Walsh, and Dozier?

And Wong or Ed. Escobar?

10tm OBP and XBH.

Thanks so much!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again!

One of the other owners has dangled Suarez, Ozuna, and Kyle Tucker trying to sell low, who do you think is most likely to bounce back and would be buying most?

Have a great afternoon!

mookie
mookie
1 year ago

Thanks for the hard work. Who do you prefer in an 11-team AL-only keeper league going forward (listed their contracts, both can be kept next 4 years)? $260 auction budget for starters, 23 roster spots, 9 pitchers.

Chris Sale @ $11, 11, 16, 21

Luis Patino @ free/reserve, 10, 15, 20

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

Ketel Marte
Walker Buehler
Hector Neris

Or
Francisco Lindor
Sandy Alcantara

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  krazyivan
1 year ago

Add Adolis Garcia to the Lindor/Alcantara side

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lindor looks awful. Regret me drafting him big time.

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Love it. Between 1-10 with 1 being stinkville and 10 being crushing it, where would Lux land?

Sirbobblysock
Sirbobblysock
1 year ago

Would you give up Jazz & Trevor Rogers for Trevor Story in a dynasty OBP league? I have Bobby Witt & Marco Luciano in my minors.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Getting 2 stud 23 yr. olds. A starter and a s.s. I like Story, but damn, in a dynasty league.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Ynoa or Javier ros?

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

feel like this season is already upside down and going sideways with all the injuries and bad pitching and what not.

Is it just me that almost wants to get off this crazy train??

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
1 year ago

NL Only
Baez, Dominic Smith, Ian Happ, Heredia
Or
Acuna, DeJong

john
john
1 year ago

hosmer or aguilar ROS

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Hi Grey – Could you rank Desclafani, Freddy P, and Javier ROS? 14-team points league

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks – am I silly to sit Kikuchi @HOU today? I would only be getting 7/8 starts this week if I sit him. I have PTSD from negative point starts from so many pitchers so far this year and don’t feel like risking it.

Looking at Kikuchi’s peripherals, the picture isn’t very rosy, though his velocity gains have stuck and hasn’t had the best matchups thus far. His schedule looks to be a bit better in the short to mid-term, but it still seems like I should be moving on from him for someone like Tyler Anderson, for instance. What do you think?