It seemed like a nothing move at the time. Just a transactional move that people would forget about within hours, if not minutes. Just ten days ago, the Nats announced they would be demoting Carter Kieboom. Then, before leaving town, Carter Kieboom watered down all the hand sanitizer. Now Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Josh Bell, Brad Hand (ah HA!), Will Harris, Josh Harrison, Alex Avila, Jon Lester, Jordy Mercer and Kyle Schwarber are all on the IL, as the Nats recalled Luis Garcia and Kieboom. “Kieboom goes my flight to the minors!” That’s Carter Kieboom as he mixed a cocktail of Palmolive and Capri Sun into the hand sanitizer bottles. “These stupid straws!” That’s Kieboom struggling to get the juice out of the plastic-metal pouches. Wow, Kieboom is not being very stealth. So, it sucks if you had Hand, Schwarber, Corbin, Bell…Well, the guys there you might’ve had. Hopefully, they all return shortly. For all these moves, the only guy I grabbed in leagues was Tanner Rainey, who might now get saves, but Daniel Hudson is also there, so that’s a crapshoot too. “All these crapshoots and I should clean my hands…Hey, why does this soap smell like tropical punch?” Off to the side, snickering, “More like Crappy Sun!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks. If he wasn’t going by the new name, Vax Scherzer, he might’ve needed to miss this start. Side effects: headache from opposing hitters taking you deep.

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After the game, he found himself needing to explain why he’s hitting solo homers. Treat Urner, just tell them to wait for the book. Living Solo: The Trea Turner Story. Foreword by Harrison Ford.

Orlando Arcia – Traded to the Braves. He’s my favorite Orlando, but that’s not saying much. After the Braves fed Yolmer Sanchez to Panda, they will now toss him Arcia and hope that satiates his hunger. “He wants to eat Dansby.” “No, we can’t allow that, we’ll make a trade!” This is truly a puzzling move for both teams. My guess is the Brewers were just done waiting for something and are moving on, and the Braves were short on backup gloves. Arcia was optioned to the alternate site, so he’s not helping anyone right now. Going the other way was middle men, Weigel and Sobotka. Would’ve thought they pick him up on the wire.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Tildaddy says you can turn off the oldies station and put on that Top 40 crap!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Okay, fine, 2nd round pick for too many of my teams, Freddie Freeman, I won’t give up on my teams after four games.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks. Smyly is the new Charlie Morton who is now the old Charlie Morton. *GIF of guy pointing to his head*

Ryan McMahon – 4-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homers. Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten was sitting by his phone waiting to take a call from McMahon if he reached the four-homer milestone, but Whiten bought a SIM card for no reason. Whiten reigns supreme! If you’re having Siri read you that last sentence, you didn’t just stumble into 8chan.

Sam Hilliard – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. As he was rounding the bases, Bud Black came out of the dugout asking for Hilliard’s bat to be inspected for pine tar, not believing this guy he’s never heard of before could homer.

Chris Devenski – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save. Next up, Ginkel? Crichton? It’s a closercopia. Gotta grab the whole horn, and hope one of the apples isn’t rotten.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Hit the 10-day IL. I want to coddle you and say this is great news. Let’s have a bake-off and share your mammie’s muffin recipe with the world in celebration. The Padres say all he needs is rest and relaxation and rehab, uh, tation. Woo and hoo. Yeah, it’s not good. He takes one terrible swing and he’s going down again, or one bullet-train-throw to first. Maybe he comes back and he’s 70% of himself, which is 100% better than waiver options, but my guess is he returns, goes down again in a week or two after, and goes for surgery. We shall see. A further annoyance is Ha-Seong Kim will now get everyday playing time, and all the people who drafted him in deep leagues are being rewarded for bad process.

Dinelson Lamet – Threw a bullpen and “looked good.” Hey, serious question, did the Padres hire the Mets’ ex-trainers?

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.22 vs. Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. This matchup was billed as Yu, Dirty Sanchez, and all people who look like James Cagney got in for half-off if they brought their moms. Any hoo! Aaron Sanchez is a Streamonator call, and Yu’s a must-start.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.50. But, guys and five girl readers, you have to draft a starter high. Don’t ya know? You can’t trust starters you draft around 130th overall on average. Sorry, this Alcantara start didn’t really happen. It’s a figment of your imagination.

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Not sure why, but as soon as the season started I became such a fan of Carlson. Day late, a Dylan short on teams.

Kevin Kiermaier – Hit the IL with a quad injury. Was he even playing? Meh, don’t bother answering. Manuel Margot (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) is the pick up if you need steals.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.75. Not sure why, but getting a top five starter year from Glasnow feels inevitable and also impossible.

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (1). A catcher getting a slam and legs? Talk dirty to me, you sack of potatoes!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Damn, my 2019 preseason MVP call ain’t looking so bad after all.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00. I have a 12 in ERA in a lot of my leagues, and I haven’t gotten much of anything from my #1 starters. I say this as a brag I guess, but you really should be taking it as advice.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I got a catcher scab and the only thing that’s gonna help is some itching!

Cody Bellinger – Tests showed no fractures or structural damage to his leg. Oddly enough, the tests did say he was pregnant. An IL stint hasn’t been ruled out yet. Think we need to continue our prayer hexagon.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5 and a slam (1) and double legs (1, 2). Mookie Best!

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .391. Wouldn’t a Max Muncy be Max Munciest? Hmm.

Edwin Rios – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. He’d be an All-Star if he were on the Pirates, but, alas, he’s not. Speaking of a Lassie…

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.56. Bassitt’s starting like a bit of a dog, but I’d give him a bit more leash.

Trevor Rosenthal – Went to see Dr. Gregory Pearl, who gives all his lady friends beautiful necklaces. He might need thoracic outlet surgery, and Rosenthal’s gonna be done for the year. There’s only one guy who can stop this flood of bad news. It’s the Diekman.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. Albombso!

Dominic Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. What, and leave Kevin Pillar out of the lineup? That’s crazy!

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks. Strikeouts weren’t there, but very little hard contact. Just a bunch of dinkers up the middle to Lindor or McNeil. Dinkers to Lindors to Mets’ fans thinking they have a chance.

James Paxton – Left with elbow discomfort. Sigh. It was a good…decent…oft-injured but solid-when-healthy career.

Lucas Giolito – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.22. Being an animal rights activist and a drunk, I wonder if La Russa ever struggled with having the hair of the dog. What does that have to do with Giolito? Literally nothing, but you know him.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit 2nd. A bell captain counts trunks upon trunks, suitcases after suitcases, begins to put tags on each piece of luggage. “You don’t have any liquids in these right?” “Oh, no, those are all my hopes and dreams for Tatis and I’m sending them to Lou Bob.”

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd grand slam. That prorates to 54 grand slams and 216 RBIs. Pretty solid year!

Zack Collins – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Between Mercedes and Collins, is every defensive-challenged White Sox prospect hitting except Vaughn?

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and my overrated posts ain’t looking so good right about now, I will take a five-second nap and forget about it. *five seconds later* What’s everyone up to?

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, an opposite field bazinga off Raisel Iglesias. Carlos Correa: Professional 9th inning hitter.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.75. I briefly mention Bundy on the Donkey Teeth/BDon podcast I guested on, which should be up later today. He’s one of the few pitchers who made a noticeable improvement in 2020, and I’m completely invested.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. This is pretty awesome:

 

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4, and two solo homers (1, 2). Did they deaden the ball with juice?

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (2, 3). 9-RBI Lowe is now up to 14 RBIs, and I will continue to monitor this until Juan Soto passes him, please don’t let it go until August. Also, could the Rays have actually gotten the weak side of a trade against the…Rangers? Any hoo! If he’s available in your league, sweet, N. Lowe should be on your team.

Nick Solak – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (1, 2). I know everything that happens in the five months of the preseason is thrown out within two games of the season, but I did write a Nick Solak sleeper.

Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Another guy I liked this preseason that I think most people ignored. Even with his last name sounding like a dramatic prairie dog sting. Shame on you.

Ian Kennedy – 1 IP, 0 ER and the 1st save. I guess Bush will be setting up Kennedy, like J. Edgar Hoover is managing the Rangers.

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Not gonna lie, I grabbed Naquin in one league a few days ago, then grabbed him in another league a day or two after, then dropped him in one of those leagues because I was like, “Have I lost my mind? I’m trying to fill in for Eloy…not get arrested for rosterbating.” Looks like I rosterbated too hard, and now I’m going blind with and without this hot schmotato.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Reds jumped out to a huge early lead, and Miley cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night’s stay at the W.

Phillip Evans – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and he pitched a scoreless inning. Geez, I don’t hear any Ohtani comparisons.

Casey Mize – 4 IP, 1 ER. He looked good in the box score for the 1st three innings, so what happened in the 4th? I turned on the game. My b. Streamonator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t mess with him.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer. After his home run, he told a few teammates where he was when he first heard Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer, as he came in as a pinch hitter. I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Truly, I’d love to see Judge and Giancarlo stay healthy all year. It would be good for baseball, and I’m fine with not having them on any teams, but you think the sight of Tatis swinging and missing is gonna be scary when he returns, every single swing by Judge (and Giancarlo) looks like something is gonna break.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.46. Okay, but if that was Roger Clemens, he would’ve also named 13 kids with the letter K, so color me not impressed.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Short porches are for lefties in Yankee Stadium and Altuve on a car lot.

Rougned Odor – Traded to the Yanks. The Yankees got their Tie Domi. Finally, someone for the Yankee fans to scream, “This guy fawkin stinks” and really mean it.

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Going the other way was middle men, Weigel and Sobotka. Would’ve thought they pick him up on the wire.

I hope his back is doing alright! My friend Steve adores him.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
1 year ago

Ketel pulled up lame running out a grounder, hammy probably, didnt look good

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  ThE sHiT
1 year ago

Unbelievable

Overall/Pos./Player
3 SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
18 CF Cody Bellinger
23 LF Eloy Jimenez
38 3B Rafael Devers
43 P Brandon Woodruff
58 RF Charlie Blackmon
63 UT Yordan Alvarez
78 P Hyun Jin Ryu
83 UT Ketel Marte

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

I have Verlander in a keeper and don’t think it makes sense to hold on to him. Is a swap for Greinke fair?

If I can get Gausman are you jumping at that chance too?

Do you have any very preliminary thoughts in the Grey crystal ball on where Verlander might be ranked among pitchers next year assuming he moves forward on schedule with recovery?

Thank you!

JC
JC
1 year ago

In a 12 teamer, h2h league, team listed below, would you:

1. Trade away Burnes for Yordan?
2. Trade away Soroka for C Vasquez?
3. Best of Garver, S Kelley, Navarrez, Severino, C Kelly or you can pass on dumb catcher questions lol
4. Would you drop Peralta or Dahl to fill that catcher position?

C – open
CI – Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
MI – Trea, Polanco, Albies
OF – Springer, Kepler, Winker, Pham, Robles
Util: Peralta, Dahl or DeJong
SP – Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Plesac, Eovaldi, Greinke,
IL – Soroka
Holds, Saves league: D Castillo, Gallegos, Pom, C Valdez

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Means just getting BABIP’d to death and couldn’t complete 5 innings

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

looked like long at bats and weak contact BABIP’d like you said. honestly i gambled crazy hard to play him at all (and did in all leagues i have him, which is a LOT).

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Do we trust Johnny C at home to the Rocks to the tune of $21 like the SON does?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

he’s a great deep league stream (or really at 21 any league stream, unless you have like some super large lead in h2h leagues where you don’t need it)

fleeced
fleeced
1 year ago

I’m currently rostering Garver at catcher. Should I continue holding? Or pick one of the following:

Molina, Severino, Ramos, Kelly, Kirk, Alfaro?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

In a 12 team 5X5 with weekly lineups Currently scuffing with only 1 bench bat & JD Davis, Winker, Bellinger all dinged to some degree & Devers (not too concerned) & Gimenez (a bit worried) stinking it up.
There is some goodness on the waiver wire: Senzel, Madigral, Hicks, & Clutch as well as Montas & Reyes (I have 4 pretty solid RP in Pressly, Raisel, McGee & Amir)
A couple of FA would be Naquin or Matz
Potential Drops: Paxton, Hill, Morejon, Alzolay, Cease, Webb, or Valdez ( sort of want to hang on for more clarity) Solid enough staff with Maeda, Gausman, Gray ,Means, & Rodon (fingers crossed)
Hoping all or most of the injured are ready to go by Monday but…
Who is droppable? What priority should my waiver wire be? Either FA?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the advice …sorry my questions are usually complicated & wordy
Have a good evening!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Santander!

Richard Scott Olcott
Richard Scott Olcott
1 year ago

Need a starter tomorrow with lots of Ks and willing to throw caution to the wind.
Tyler Anderson vs CHC
Jake Arrieta @PIT
Ross Stripling vs LAA
Matt Harvey vs BOS

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Richard Scott Olcott
1 year ago

Not going to get a “starter with lots of Ks” out of that group, but throw Anderson or Arrieta out there. The Cubs and Pirates both stink.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

PIT another level of stink compared to CUBS (esp without hayes), but yeah all year it’ll be stream city against those 2. i nabbed miley effectively everywhere yesterday (since PIT).

alps
alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
I have to dump 1 of these guys. Who is it gonna be
Taylor Trammel or
Tyler O’Neil

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  alps
1 year ago

If OBP matters, than Trammel. If not, O’Neill.

alps
alps
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

thanks Pal
You think Naquin is better than either of those 2

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  alps
1 year ago

Samesies

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Yarrrr… bro…

I feel like I’m too deep into the pitching pool.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Crazy J
1 year ago

Should I be patient on Luzardo or go shopping? I don’t like those WHIP numbers at all.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

trying to trade some pitching for hitting in a keeper points league

which of these hitters would you target: Alonso, B Lowe, Happ, Mountcastle, Edman, Walsh, K Hayes

Rick Brown
Rick Brown
1 year ago

Scrub Dub is excellent!!
RICK

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Long time no talk. Hope the Cougs, Ted, and yourself are doing well.

Didn’t have a chance to draft live in my 12-team keeper league, but did have a couple days in civilization to look and adjust rankings beforehand. Need to do some work with my hitting as I ended up with Hiura (waiting on India to get 2B eligibility:) and Eloy, but wanted to ask you about my pitching situation.

Starters are Bauer, Darvish, Bundy, Bassitt, Eovaldi, Allen, Cease, Singer, and Gray. Closers are Karinchak, Rich-Rod, and Reyes.

What are your thoughts on the pitching staff as is, AND are the options of Williams, Houser, Widener, or Dunning better than who I’m currently rostering?

xoxo

Poop

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Hicks was about to get a save opp, but then Carlson hit a grand slam

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Grab Kennedy for Saves but need to drop Morejon, Karinchak, Webb or Straw
My other “closers” are Diekman & Neris so Kennedy is desperately needed

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

JD Martinez or Kyle Tucker this season?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

JDM gonna be really good I think. If you really need some bags, Tucker.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Is there a glossary term for when your pitcher goes well except for getting burned by on a homer by a scrub? Asking for Blake Snell.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Scrub Drub. “Snell was excellent until Ruff scrub drubbed him.” It’s a sister to pitch slapped.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

You guys made me Howl for a solid minute. We’re all such nerds. Lol. Scrub Drub, Scrub Daddy, what a bunch of yutz’ lol. I love you all!! What’s cuter about this entire back and forth is your sentence OaktownSteve and your picture!!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey – was offered Urshela for my Andrew Vaughn keeper (keepable for $6) in a weekly roto league. Feels like I’d be getting the same guy with none of the upside…do you agree?

Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

do not trade vaughn for urshela, even if he’s (1) here.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Exactly. If you could work it for, say, Matt chapman or zach Gallen (both for ok prices, though it would definitely be a 2021 focused move), i assume that would be worth it to you?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

12 teamer saves only (one of only 2 leagues i’m in like this, usually holds in shape or form)

have kimbrel, karinchak, t.rogers (MIN, the good one) and fairbanks. now i’m up to 3 guys who are the best RP on their own team not closing. drop i guess fairbanks for wittgren or one of: soto, mayers? in holds leagues you never have to drop the best pitcher for saves only guy (well if holds and saves sold separately you might, but it’s not often, holding the best pitcher just in these cases means you get more holds and ratios are better in doing it)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

similar, but 20 teamer and holds added. and 7 RP per team max. have: pressly, montero, clase, romo, bass (j.urias till right now in 7th RP slot, with paxton out can add to get 7), added graveman right now (montero handcuff and 8th inning guy), also e.paredes. HOU’s bullpen is hard to read so far, j.smith probably played himself out of the 8th lately, rosterresource moved him out, paredes back to 8th (and likely pressly handcuff).

– somebody dropped t.scott (a clear add over somebody here). drop romo or graveman? romo hasn’t been consistently good in years but does have periods of being good and gets holds/saves where ever he is. but SEA just probably doesn’t get many holds anyway.

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Would you consider dropping Sano or Kepler for J.Bell and/or Verdugo? I have Hosmer at 1B and my OF is stacked so they would both be mainly UTIL/bench bats in a H2H league.

Also, I have no idea what to do with my bullpen. Such a guessing game at the start of the year. Honestly kind of wished that I had punted the position altogether. Unless you get one of the top 5, youre screwed. Right now I have KARINCHAK, ROMERO, T.ROGERS and NERIS. I know that its a long season, and I really do think that Romero gets more of the saves out of that Jays pen this year. Karinchak? No idea with him. I dont mind rostering a D.Williams style reliever for ratio help but if he keeps walking so many guys, it may not be worth it. Rogers hasnt even gotten a look as of yet. I think that he has the better skillset than Colome but that means jack squat when it comes to saves. Somehow Neris is the only one getting it done.
Available FAs
G.Soto
I.Kennedy
L.Sims
E.Clase

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Im sure that you are sick of these questions, but would you swap out any of my RP for any of the available RPs? I actually have an open slot as well now that Mr Glass(Paxton)is on the IL.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Romano. My bad.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Caesar.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

How about good ol’ Ricky Romero from the same Blue Jays?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I grabbed Kennedy with my empty slot. God help me

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Saves + Holds, who’s a better pick? Wittgren or Ian Kennedy?

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
Reply to  Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Or Clase

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team category SV+HLD and OBP

1) Hold Garrit or drop for: Valdez, Soto, Alvarado, Kennedy, Bass, Devinski

2) SS replacement for Tatis: Adames, Wendle, M Rojas, A Rosario, Newman

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah..trying to swing a trade. ugh

Rhodyballer
Rhodyballer
1 year ago

Riley or India

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

6×6 daily moves with holds and ops. 11 teams.

Pitchers: Bieber, Lynn, Luzardo, Means, Mahle, Civale, May, Pagan, Alex Reyes, Bass, Garrett, Merryweather.

Picking up a pitcher but could stash India to try to deal him if I cut may. You think India is worth stashing over having a holds guy like may?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

I picked up Wittgren on an abandoned team with no closers I took over!! Combine that with the Alvarado pickup (which I made because Oaktown said he had him everywhere), I now have 2 saves!!

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

Take two! Sorry about that….

Saves+Holds points league but a closer just gives more consistent points…

Who would you role the dice with out of Clase, Wittgren, Mike Myers, Devenski, or Minter?

Also need another bat.. is Mercedes real or would Dhal or Arraez be better long term?

Thanks as always!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago

One roster spot…
Dunning, Naquin, Evans, Miley, Bruce, and Odor are all available.

Best bet to produce?

I could use some OF help and could ALWAYS use pitching…QS, K, ERA, Whip…

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey.

It is SOOOO early in the season and my OF already looks like it’s got names that I made up.

The Tildaddy and Dylan Moore I knew I wanted…Akil Baddoo? Nope. Tommy Edman? Nice swiss army knife player but not a 5×5 OF. Tyler Naquin? bwahaha…

C’mon, Taylor Trammell! Reach your potential now…as for you two, Austin Hays, and Eloy! Get healthy!!

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

@Grey

Hahn brought in in 6th and got knocked around. Holland brought in in the 8th and got knocked around. Who are you holding for KC save speculation? I currently only Hahn and Holland. Barlow and Staumont are available.

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

Barlow came in in the 7th fwiw.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Jinxed Shaw real good. Already stranded five guys.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My team is hitting .176 for the week. That is, since opening day.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

On the bright side, Ryu went ok today and Eovaldi could turn out to be a real bargain.

Bt nervous about Means though…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I knew there was a word for it.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: apologies in advance for the C question, but who do you like between C Kelly, O Navarez, D Jansen and W Ramos?

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team category h2h with QS and SVHLD

pitching staff

SP Lynn, Glasnow, Alcantara, P Lopez, Kluber, Smyly, Skubal
RP K Jansen, Pomeranz, Garrit
IL Carrasco

drop anyone for D German?

Snarky Anklebiter
Snarky Anklebiter
1 year ago

You ready to trust Freddy Peralta to not destroy your whip? I’d have to drop either Means, Eflin or Eovaldi to pick him up, so have you moved him above those guys in your ranks?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wittgren on to close…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Oops. Meant to be a new comment.

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Kershaw for Bogaerts?

Labes
Labes
1 year ago

Bassitt or Canning?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ok so the Will Smith thing was a false alarm. Let’s try this one: Amir Garrett in for th 9th in an 11-0 game. You KNOW they want Sean Doolittle to close. Won’t have to pay up for saves with one of their younger guys in arb.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ka with a big side of ‘zaam!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Will Smith in to pitch the 7th. Everybody is a closer AND nobody is a closer.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I find myself wanting to say Chazz Jisholm

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

7 inning game. Holy cow! Psych!

Since I sat out last year, this is very odd and new to me.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Who is your drop among these”closers”?
Kevin Ginkel
Taylor Rogers
Nick Wittgren
Appreciate all your advice!

SF
SF
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

India, France, Moran or Kolten at 2nd? H2H 6×6 league. Thanks!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Based on today’s game score for the Braves, tomorrow you can add “Vax Fried.” Side effects: groin pain from several people were hitting your b*lls hard with wooden bats.

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
1 year ago

12 team dynasty roto… Was offered Blackmon & Waters for Dansby … I don’t love Waters tbh.. he has Brennen Davis, Chisholm, Groshans , N Marte… would any of those move the needle to accept? Or just move on … Thank you as always!

Latrell
Latrell
1 year ago

India or Solak

Latrell
Latrell
1 year ago

India, Giminez or Solak

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

My daily baddoo update. Triple and rbi so far but even better an outfield assist, throwing out Simmons at 2nd base. I am rooting for this guy. He is not hitting 9th today too.

Bells
Bells
1 year ago

IKF or Solak?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

So Jake Lamb makes more sense at #2 than Madrigal?

162
162
1 year ago

Need some speed.

Is offering Bryce Harper for Trea Turner a low ball offer or fair?

Would I need to add another player?

162
162
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not sure why someone would trade Trea for Harper or offer Harper for Trea?

Wanted to know if it’s fair or low ball so I don’t insult the owner.

Rhody
Rhody
1 year ago

Ginkel or Anderson as speculative CL?

Keith
Keith
1 year ago

Bassit, Skubal, Dunning or Adzolay?

Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
1 year ago

Grey send Blackmon get Tatis… 10 team OPS roto league which side do you like?

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
Brilliant and hilarious as always.

Now looks like Springer may miss more time. I have Hunter Dozier filling in for him but Tyler Naquin is playing out of his mind and homered again today.
So.. worth picking Naquin up and dropping Dozier as a band-aid while I wait for Springer?

Thanks for l’assistance!

Chin Music
Chin Music
1 year ago

Redraft points lge. Kiner falafel or gimenez @SS?? Thx Grey

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Better COVID fill-in/bench bat, Naquin or DeJong?

omar
omar
1 year ago

Really want to pry Kelenic from his owner and trying to consolidate some talent.

10 team 6×5 (standard + OPS) weekly H2H. Keep 3 for 1 year.

Give: Stanton, Pablo Lopez, Romano
Get: Kelenic, Gallen

Current OF: Yelich, Stanton, Yordan, Buxton, and can slot Bellinger or Lourdes there if I need to. Belli can play 1st, but also have Hosmer, Vlad, and Bohm who are eligible. Lourdes can play 2nd, but also have Gleyber.

Love Pablo, but I don’t foresee too many wins or an abundance of Ks. Rest of my rotation is Fried, Urias, May, Civale, and Trevor Rogers. I would pick up Diekman to replace Romano.

Kelenic wouldn’t be a 2022 keeper with the roster that I have, but Stanton probably wouldn’t either. I could use some speed, and with my big bats, Stanton seems “expendable”. I’d don’t want to lose that “potential” production, especially in an OPS league, I just feel like my day-to-day bench is too good (Bohm, Gleyber/Lourdes, Hosmer).Thoughts? Am I giving too much?

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just for clarification… nah meaning “don’t do it”? Or nah meaning “nah, not giving too much”. Thanks again!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Cut one when Hand recovers: Dieker; Richard Rodriguez.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Wtf do we do with hiura in a 16tm keeper? i kept him for $9 and cant even trade him. Hell be platooning or demoted by may. I feel like I’d be better off dropping him at this point move ian happ to 2b and grabbing a guy like edwin rios to rotate in and out of utility on days he plays. Currently in 2nd and I’ve gotten zero from 2b, and 3b(moncada) I hated keeping hiura but felt like hed out perform $9. On the wire. -j.rojas, m.dubon, leurys Garcia, or freddy galvis best options with 2b elig. What would g.albright do?

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

My dude – you confused me earlier…..should I drop one of Skubal, Davies or Flexen for Dunning?

If so, in what order would you drop them?

Sorry to ask twice, but I just had surgery & my meds are making me dumber than normal.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you good sir. And my groin hernia that is now repaired thanks you. And the Oxy they put me on thanks you. Shiiiit, my gummies are stronger than these weak sauce 5 mg Oxy.

They aren’t numbing the pain of Fried’s 1st inning at all.

Tildaddy is helping though.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s not too bad, really. I’ve been nursing this hernia 14 months since all elective surgery was cancelled. They got me in Monday & I’ve only just started to feel it today – I’m shocked it doesn’t feel worse, considering the glued together 7″ incision & gigantic purple bruising. Can’t work markets for a few weeks, but fortunately my web orders are still coming.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

“groin” never sounds as sexy as it should

Gweilo
Gweilo
1 year ago

I have four relievers/closers and need to trade/drop one. Which? I want to keep the three with the best possibilities.

Richard Rodriguez
Montero
Neris
Merryweather

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

2 run shot for Treat today!

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Naquin done did it again, w0w!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Morning, Grey!

Made a trade: My Pab-Lo and Devin Williams for Biggio. How’d I do? I’m heavy on pitching with Bieber, Giolito, Castillo, Luzardo at the top of my rotation and am weak with 2B/3B. 14-team points league.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Post-trade, need to make some roster moves:

A. Who gets booted off the ship first from the following: J. Rojas, Naylor, J. Polanco, India, Vaughn?

B. Which reliever would you prefer from the following: Clase, Ginkel, Graveman?

C. No C

D. I know they’re streamers, but which pitcher do you like among: Matz, Dunning, Morejon?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Thundershoe
1 year ago

For B. Add Bednar in there

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah, I actually also have Springer potentially coming off the IL soon – who’s the second guy to get kicked out? Naylor, J. Polanco, India, Vaughn

Ugh, as I type this, I read that Springer has a tight quad so may not be coming off the IL as soon as hoped.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep, sucks. In that case, not dropping another guy but would you swap out Naylor, J. Polanco, or Vaughn for Baddoo?

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

The Treat transformation from 2020 continues (or is complete?.) More or same amt of power than speed with this guy going forward I guess… wild stuff

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

**treasformation ?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Webb home vs Col
Cease home vs KC
Civale home vs Det
Skubel at Clev
Rogers at Mets
Desclafanius home vs Col
Smyly home vs Philly

CP
CP
1 year ago

NL only need to drop one of Hilliard, Naquin, and Avisail Garcia

Also, you like Philip Evans over any of these guys? Hitting cleanup today (I know for PIT) you think he sticks when Hayes comes back?

Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Hey grey, pts league 12 team. Nate lowe over fletcher, franmil reyes, madrigal, vaughn?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Irrespective of of position

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Starting Means today?

Means @ NYY Taillon – (-10.6)

Thanks!

B the Esq.
1 year ago

Thoughts on Andres Giminez?

Grey, you were relatively high on his potential in CLE, but he has stumbled out of the gate.

Is he droppable if there is legit talent on the wire in a relatively shallow league? Was thinking he might get steals, and be cheap as a rookie keeper next year.

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Would you start Means today? Streamonator doesn’t love it but it didn’t like his last one, either.

brett
brett
1 year ago

Pick one SP….

Bassitt, Means, Matz

Thanks!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Starting him against NYY today?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

We need to turn the prayer triangle into an octagon for Cody Bellinger. I think prayer triangle is still appropriate for Matt Olson.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

W1 overreaction/venting: my strategy of inserting Madrigal into my lineup for AVG & SBs with no Ks has worked from his perspective; however, only 4 HRs from Olson, Bellinger, Chapman, Story, Alvarez, Moore, Betts, and Tim Anderson so far. Injuries haven’t helped, but these guys gotta know I’m playing against a “rival” in H2H, so lets gooooooo!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I heard on the latest pod that you are all in on Vlad Jr. – this was something I was debating during my draft as well – and I chose Tim Anderson over him just cause I always prioritize power/speed. But it was something I really struggled over until the last second

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Timmy A on the IL – earliest activation is next week around when Kyle Lewis is scheduled to come back… now hopefully Bellinger and Olson avoids the same fate. On the plus side of things, hopefully this means I’m getting all my injury bad luck out of the way for the season