*digs nose into an open field of grass, lifts head, eyes filled with tears* This smells of my youth!

Passerby, “My dog just peed there, so probably because you used to wet yourself.”

Baseball is back.

“Hello, Genie, I have three wishes for this baseball season. My first wish: No one I roster get hurt. My 2nd wish: Everyone I roster do well. I drafted Bobby Witt Jr., Julio Rodriguez, and Seiya Suzuki, so, really, I’m doing much of the heavy lifting for this wish. My 3rd and final wish: All 3rd base coaches send runners home by doing the Moonwalk. Thanking you in advance, Genie. Wait a second, you’re not a genie, you’re Bartolo Colon in Blue Man Group paint. Damn you!”

Glad I didn’t waste a wish on losing a closer during some janky Chris Paddack trade, because that didn’t need a wish. Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagan were moved to the Twins for Taylor Rogers, Brent Rooker and cash. This trade was done as it snowed all across the baseball community. *intern whispers in ear* It wasn’t snow? It was dandruff from all the head scratching? Oh, I see. This feels like a deal we hear about in five years when the authorities figure out the Twins were secretly working with the Padres. Incredibly, the Padres tried to give Paddack away to everyone, then the Twins paid full price. Like, what even? For a month, every team was supposedly trying to acquire Paddack, when, in reality, it was just the Padres trying to give Paddack away for anything. Chris Paddack was so highly sought after that the Padres pretended to trade him to every team. Statcast sliders aren’t good and neither is Chris Paddack. I suppose if he can fix his fastball, but, allow this small cackle of truth, why didn’t he fix his fastball while in San Diego? Didn’t feel like it? Um, okay. So, I wouldn’t suddenly be interested in Paddack, outside of AL-Only leagues. I’ll go over the Padres and Twins’ pens on the other side of the anyway. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taylor Rogers – Went the other way to the Padres. Taylor is about to go HAM!

Our Bullpen Chart has been updated, and bye-bye to Pierce Johnson and Robert Suarez. By the way, how is it that Pujols is in St. Louis and also in the Padres’ pen. If you get that joke, cool. If you don’t, do not under any circumstances go to the Wikipedia page for the Prince Albert Pierce Johnson. So, to recap, I’d go Rogers, because Bob Melvin says he’s the Padres’ closer.

CJ Abrams – Made the Padres’ roster. Spielberg never made the opening day roster for the Padres so how will Abrams know what to do? Also, he didn’t start this game, because Padres’ manager Bob Melvin is still getting lineup decisions from A’s GM Billy Beane, but I still have hope Abrams will play. Gotta have hope after one game, right? Like you with your mom’s quilt, Abrams will be covered completely in this afternoon’s Buy. It’s already available on our Patreon.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 4 BBs, 3 Ks. Yu loves to see it. Me? Well, I don’t have him on any teams.

Drew Ellis – 0-for-2. I’m a cyclops with a monocle on him for my NL-Only leagues, and because I might start working as a caricaturist at the Statue of Liberty.

Madison Bumgarner – 3 IP, 1 ER. Hey, look at that, Bum is still ass.

Seth Beer – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, which was on National Beer Day. Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a game started by a Bum ended with a walk-off by a guy you could call up to Grab a Heiney.

Jorge Alcala – Left in the Minny Soda pen is nearly as much a mess as San Diego. Baldelli has said repeatedly he doesn’t believe in having a closer, and Rogers prolly wouldn’t have seen all the saves. Now? Maybe four guys see saves. Jorge Alcala at the head with Tyler Duffey as the horsey tail. Also, Emilio Pagan might sneak into a handful.

Yoan Moncada – Hit the IL with a strained oblique, and will be out for at least the month of April. He reportedly feels it most when he sneezes or laughs. Cool, keep feathers away from him and get him out there! This should give Josh Harrison everyday playing time for a month. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, because A) He’s here now. B) He’s Josh Harrison. C) There’s no C.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-5, 1 run, 4 Ks, as he hit 2nd. Nobody does dumb like David Dumb Bell. You go and say something like, “You mean that famous author…what’s his name, William Shakesbeard?” And people are like, “Man, that guy is dumb.” But you’re not as dumb as Dumb Bell. You never will be! As for opening week lineups, don’t disregard them (also subscribe to our YouTube, you major ding-dongs!):

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time a Beer homered on the same day Drury, a name that makes you sound drunk when you say it.

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. One start means nothing, but it sure feels better when it’s a good first start, right?

Tony Santillan – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Fun to chase Reds saves every year and every year Dumb Bell accidentally sits on a cactus, and just blurts out a name. Sure, you can grab Santillan, but I’m not sure how clearcut it is.

Max Fried – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER. Meh, that’s okay. I just won’t look at that league’s standings until May.

Austin Riley – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Riley’s gonna be top seven finisher in the NL MVP again and again get no respect, huh?

Spencer Strider – 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 5 Ks. Spencer for higher (points in the standings even if you don’t have a Holds category. Boy, he looked good.)

Diego Castillo – Made the Pirates! Noice! Kevin Newman got the start at short and hit 5th — um, what?

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Left the game with cramping in his thumb. Ugh, it’s his contract-signing hand.

JT Brubaker – 3 IP, 4 ER. Just Terrible Brubaker.

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 1st home run. Should’ve put some money down that he’d win the NL MVP. Homeboy is so dead sexy I can’t even.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. My father found a ticket to the first Opening Day we ever attended together. A keepsake that is priceless, that I’m going to haphazardly leave by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Tommy Edman – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hit 9th. Hopefully, that helps move him out of the bottom of the order, because that is no bueno for Edhombre’s fantasy value.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks. “He can’t keep getting away with this!” — Father Time.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Wrap him in bubble wrap, and send four cases of Sexy Dr. Pepper to the end of September with 48 homers. Please.’

Patrick Corbin – 4 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. Cooked Corbin.

Pete Alonso – Tested negative for concussion after taking a fastball off his face. Alonso said, “The Mets doctors all gave me a clean bill of health,” and then he held up a crayon drawing of an ambulance.

Tylor Megill – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Five ladies and gentlemen, your Mets ace! Kidding aside, he can be solid, and rostered in just about any league, but the Nats, outside of Sexy Dr. Pepper, look bad. Well, aside from Maikel Franco (0-for-4), who is Donkey Teeth’s preseason MVP pick every year.

Matt Duffy – 2-for-3 as he hit cleanup. I would laugh if I wasn’t being driven Madd by MLB managers.

Taylor Ward – Hit the IL. That solidifies Marsh and Adell as everyday outfielders. Dot dot dot. For about a week. Joe Maddon said Taylor Ward would be the starting right fielder when he returns. I don’t even know what that means. Is he messing with us? The Conjuring was cool, but I hate The Maddoning.

Shohei Ohtani – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, and 0-for-4 as he led-off. You know what kind of phenom you have to be to overshadow Mike Trout on your own team? The Ohtani kind.

Framber Valdez – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. Angels have Ohtani and Trout and Astros just win. Astros are so workman-like, and not Brandon Workman.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Maybe we prematurely put him aside. Or maybe not. It’s one game. Don’t overrate anything. If this were a marathon, the gun hasn’t even fired for most of the teams.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Okay, don’t overrate anything, but Yordan could 50 homers easily.

Anthony Bender – Don Mattingly said Bender would get first crack at closer role. Bender pulls on his collar like Rodney Dangerfield, “To be a closer, don’t you have to be winning?” Damn, Bender, what a terrible crack. Not good, man.

Bradley Zimmer – Traded to the Jays. *Guardians seeing Steven Kwan walk once* “Get that other guy outta here!” Ya know what? The Guardians made the right call. Kwan now moves up–Wait, moving guys in rankings is over. Elsewhere, a Jays fan with cotton balls in their mouth, asking the fan in front of them to move, so they can see the dugout, “Do me a favor…” Then pointing to the bench, “Look-a Bra-Zi.”

Shane Bieber – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, and his velocity was way down. Told everyone to avoid him in drafts. Hope you listened.

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1K. Streamonator liked him yesterday, did you dare stream on Opening Day?

Scott Barlow – 2 IP, 0 ER, as he entered the 8th. Went with Barlow for saves and a challenge at limbo, but I’ll take the vulture win. Barlow is still the closer, or the closest the Royals have to one.

Matt Barnes – Alex Cora said he doesn’t have a set closer, then said Matt Barnes is his closer and, “Do we have anyone else?” Adding, “Don’t say Garrett Whitlock.”

Mickey Moniak – Out with a fractured hand. Damn, he can’t catch a break. Hmm, bad choice of words.

Rowan Wick – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, as he just randomly entered the 8th inning for no apparent reason. His closer leash isn’t short, that Wick is burnt. I’d guess David Robertson (1 IP, 0 ER) since he recorded the 1st save of the year. Sometimes, that’s all a guy needs.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks. Can’t believe the Cubs let the “Rookie of the Year” kid pitch on Opening Day. Before people think this is a Hendricks career resurgence, he was just throwing changeups and letting the wind do all the work.

Nico Hoerner – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run, and on pace for 162 homers. Our first hot schmotato! Maybe. Too early to say, but no matter what the wind was doing, Hoerner did get all of it.

Corbin Burnes – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, as he was outpitched by Hendricks. El oh *coughs repeatedly* Yeah, Burnes was like a Kuntz — rusty.

Christian Yelich – 0-for-3. Ah…baseball… *deep inhale* …Christian Yelich grounds out… Welcome back!

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Bat Flip
Bat Flip
2 months ago

Which side in a standard roto redraft league?

1. Vlad or Judge/Peralta
2. Vlad or Yordan/Peralta

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I was offered Yu Darvish for Craig Kimbrel. I also have Rogers (SD) and McGee; and Sims is coming back from IL soon. Yes, right?

Cornelius Turdslinger
Cornelius Turdslinger
2 months ago

Apparently unhappy about his batting 7th someone just dropped Mondesi in my league. How much FAAB do you spend to get him? I have Austin Riley in my 3B and Gleybar at SS. A healthy and productive Mondesi is certainly a SS upgrade and could be a solid rotation piece for Riley when he isn’t playing. I feel like a aggressive bid is warranted. What would you do?

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Who do you like more? Houck or Sandoval?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Why is Maddon like this? What happened to every day AB for Adell?

PDX Express
PDX Express
2 months ago

Grey – I’m so pumped for the season! But how ridiculous is the following:

  • The A’s payroll this year is the same as it was in 1991; the Pirates just signed Ke’Bryan Hayes (who promptly injured the same wrist that kept him out half of last season) to their largest contract EVER – 8 yrs, $70M, which beat the JASON KENDALL contract ($60M) signed in 2000!; Max Scherzer will make more than 4 teams’ payrolls this year. What was the lock out for, again?

In other news, I’d appreciate your look-over on my 5×5, 2C, 13 team QS/SVHolds league (auction re-draft) team:

C1 – T Stephenson
C2 – Max Stassi
1B – Rowdy Tellez
2B – Trea Turner (SS/2B)
3B – Manny Machado
SS – Carlos Correa
IF – Ketel Marte (OF/2B)
OF1 – Luis Robert
OF2 – Yordan Alvarez
OF3 – Lourdes Gurriel Jr (1B/OF)
OF4 – Jesus Sanchez
OF5 – Brandon Marsh
UT – Gleyber Torres
Bench (we only get one) – Andrew Vaughn OF/1B

SP1 – Musgrove
SP2 – Mahle
SP3 – Kopech
SP4 – Stroman
SP5 – Urquidy
SP6 – Ranger Suarez
SP7 – Ynoa
RP1 – Romano
RP2 – Kittredge
RP3 – Art Warren

Kike, Sano, Kwan, Candelario, Connor Joe are probably the best offensive players still out there – any obvious swaps?

Alex Wood, Megill, Nestor, Josiah Gray, Elieser are probably the best SP’s still out there – any obvious swaps?

I always have an itchy trigger finger early – well, the whole season – so I’m trying to practice restraint.

Thank you, sir!

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Who would you start today?

Swanson vs. Cin (Sanmartin)
Jesus Sanchez @ SF (Webb)

I know just one game but Dansby looked pretty brutal yesterday and is down to 8th today.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you drop Swanson for Vaughn as a bench bat?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

I should also add Candelario as a potential pickup/replacement.

Al KOHOLIC
2 months ago

Stanton with a line drive opposite fielder

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

Great write up!

Quick question – 16team H2H 5×5
Was offered – Berrios, R. Iglesias, Lemaheiu, and Moncada for my Wander Franco and corresponding drops (Art Warren, Robert Suarez)

My staff: Bieber, Ray, Eovaldi, Manaea, Bassit, Montgomery, Ober

Have Chapman for saves

Thinking I hold bc pitching is strong – but it’s quite a haul. Thoughts?

leon
leon
2 months ago

what catcher would you hold? 16 man dynasty
i own jeffers on a minor league contract as my current starter.

I know jeffers is under most of those guys, but felt jeffers has the least competition and the most upside to improve. Plus he has pop.

FA: Nola, Zunino, Stassi, Jansen, Mccann, Higashioka, Mejia.

Thanks

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
2 months ago

Also, Thoughts on Kyle Lewis role when he gets back. How on earth can they bench him. He would be an awesome DH for any team. Plus they have toro. Kind of insane how much depth they have.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
2 months ago

would you start Verlander vs the @Angles?

Drew
Drew
2 months ago

Would you rather have Strider or A. Munoz as a speculative add in NSVH keeper?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
2 months ago

Gleyber or Abrams.

Please rank Hiura, Jose Iglesias, Bryson Stott, and Diego Castillo for mt NL only.

I can only put in FAAB bids for two of these three in my NL only. Who do I want least?

Will
Will
2 months ago

Rizzo with his first dong of the year. Should still be hitting those at Wrigley.

Gonna be tough watching Baez in Detroit, KB in Colorado and Rizzo in NY all season long. The Cubs blew their team up for no reason, really.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Why do i fall for E-Rod every year? 2 outs, cruising. Back to back walks and a bloop to Eloy. FML & my WHIP. Gah!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

The twitters are saying he was dotting his pitches but not getting calls. At least 4 pitches that should have been strike 3 between Abreu and Grandal.

I, for one, cannot wait until our robot umpiring overlords take over.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Not exactly efficient tho

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

2 more 2-out RBI. Less than ideal.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I was considering benching him – I have Eloy & Robert. At least my dudes did the damage. Sigh.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

devers!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Cole getting rocked haha

I’m surprised you didn’t have higher praise for Megill.
Thought he looked great even tho it was the Nats.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Missed him by 1 pick.
:(

Will
Will
2 months ago

Jazz batting last for the Fins today. Buzzkill.
OTOH Jesus Sanchez is batting third.
So we got that going for us, which is nice.

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Speculative guess on if/when Conforto signs a contract. April? May? Is there any recent comparison? I can’t remember one.

Thanks

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

With Rogers the new closer in SD, what percent of your FAAB budget would you bid in an NL-Only league?

Rob
Rob
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey – this gives me a feel for how I should approach my bidding. I really enjoy your writing style and your insight – looking forward to another fun season.

BAC
BAC
2 months ago

5×5 10 team OBP. Drop Gleybar for Abrams?

RICE
RICE
2 months ago

My days are so much better when they start off with a Grey morning recap!!!

10 Team / H2H / Saves (no holds)

Need to drop one. Who goes?

Treinen, Soto, Kittredge, Steckenrider

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
2 months ago

Hey Grey,
Thanks for everything, you da man!

Major FOMO on this one, but would you send Witt Jr & Cronenworth for Betts & T. Rogers(SD)? Redraft league.

If you had the choice, would you rather trade Eloy or Witt Jr.?

Thanks man, I appreciate it

liderside
liderside
2 months ago

Kopech is available in my ROTO 12 team, with SV, HLD, QS categories. Place a waiver claim for him, dropping Oneil Cruz?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Cruz has played 2 AAA games,both at SS.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

There was talk he was going to get OF reps because of Diego Castillo being at SS for the Pirates.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

JuRod AKA me & Julio down by the schoolyard is batting 7th.

Was kinda hoping to see “now batting lead-off for the Seattle Mariners, Julio-io-io-io Rodrigueeeez”

Lowe also batting 7th, which I completely expected.

Let’s hope they both do enough damage to move up a spot or 3.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Also, not for nuthin, I’m starting to think FF has ruined my brain.
“There’s been a full day of games! I haven’t won yet?! What do you mean there’s 9 days left to this scoring period?! GAH!!!”

I never used to be like this. lol

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I realize everything wrt SAVES is a guess, but Santillion or Robertson?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Robertson has the all star closer track record, so he’s my pick here. I have both.

Lincoln T
Lincoln T
2 months ago

Between Stott, Beer and Kwan, how would you rank them for a points league? I have one spot open and am considering those three.

Lincoln T
Lincoln T
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Beer last? Thanks Grey, damn its nice to have baseball back and you to read.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Is…is Tony Santillan the Reds closer? Bunch of Reds dudes on the Twitters seem to think so. Dropped my 2nd C for him. Fingers crossed.

I literally drafted none closers. 72 short hours later, I now have 4 (maybe) closers. There are 3 other maybes on the FA list. And I’m not even counting the Twins. SAGNoF!

Oh, and I also follow the Dong Bot on Twitter. What? No, it’s not a baseball account, why do you ask?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

If he is it’s a great story – was maybe hoping to be a 5th starter or long relief. Was told last week he’s a RP now, and he made the team. Game 1 gets his 1st career save.

I always love stuff like that. And whoever gets the 1st save often gets a shot at a 2nd, so welcome to the team, Tony Imnotgonnalearnhowtospellyournameyet

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Trade Alert– Someone wants my Scott Barlow and Drew Steckenrider for his Arenado and Alex Colome. Currently I have France at 3rd. What do you think?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

for relief would you rather have Travis May or Graterol? Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok he doesnt clear waivers until midnight tonight. once he does i’ll cut May for him

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

I hate it when there’s a scrub pitcher to stream against and the opposing team takes forever to submit a lineup!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Candelario hitting 4th today. Sweet. You sold me on your sleeper piece. Let’s hope those doubles turn into some hr, but that lineup is better and if he hits 4th he should deliver a decent rbi total.

craig
craig
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

would you start Reid Detmers today or pass since it’s the Astros?

thanks

craig
craig
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Lol. Details would help. Points league, wins count as 7 loses as -5. Hits, walks -1, runs-2, k +1, outs +1

thanks

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
2 months ago

We’ll I’m an idiot and drafted Beiber in the 3rd round.

Been going back and forth with another owner and now have this offer:

Bieber / Kelenic for Montas / Kopech

What do you think?

hustla
hustla
2 months ago

Need to replace Moncada at 3B, 6×6 OPS

Stott?
Harrison?
K Smith?
Urshela?

hustla
hustla
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks sir!
I just noticed Stott doesn’t have 3B eligibility yet :(
who’s next on that list?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

I know he’s currently hurt, but would you go Luis Urias or B. Rodgers ROS or wait a bit?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Torres out of the line up today. IKF in. What?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Is Torres a hold?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you rather own pollock?

Hamporter
Hamporter
2 months ago

Who would you drop between Ober and Brash? My other srarting pitchers are Burnes, Webb, Eovaldi, Luis Garcia, Ranger, Joe Ryan, Houck, and Montgomery. Unless you think any other them are worse…

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

The damn Padres cost me so many bets last night! Though the Tyler O’Neill HR was dope. If we all bet Nico Hoerner to hit a HR yesterday we’d all own a yacht today

I’m liking o5.5 Ks for Giolito and u6.5 Ks for Cole

For HRs today: I like Alonso, Ohtani, Vlad Jr., and maybe Judge

Thoughts?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

A yacht is just a hole in the water you throw money into.

Chubby Pickle
Chubby Pickle
2 months ago

Prioritize Abrams or Robertson for pick up?

Chubby Pickle
Chubby Pickle
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i drafted Wick late… drop him or hold on ?

Chubby Pickle
Chubby Pickle
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

so you dont believe robertson is the full time guy there ?

ATG6
ATG6
2 months ago

2 rookies (Witt and Beer) with game-winning RBIs on Opening Day! Take that, service time manipulators. (I’m looking at you, Minnesota, for sending Miranda down for “seasoning”.)

6 games into his major league career, Seth Beer now hitting .462 with a 1.500 OPS and averaging 54 HR and 162 RBIs per 162 games.

Which is certainly a small-sample-size fluke, except that he’s hitting .292 with a .901 OPS and averaging 30 HRs and 114 RBIs per 162 games in his minor league career.

And still sitting at 3.7% owned in ESPN leagues with a 260 ADP…..

Gbone
Gbone
2 months ago

Should I be starting Seiya or Gurriel Jr for final utility? It will be my good problem hopefully for the season

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Gbone
2 months ago

i got same thing in one 12 teamer. suzuki all the time unless injured.

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

happ and gausman for seager and josh lowe

what side do you guys want?

dingo37
dingo37
2 months ago

Someone tell Ted, Cano is back!!!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
2 months ago

I just dropped Wander Franco for Maikel Franco on our main event team.

PS can you start recording the daily roundup as an audiobook for us? Reading is so 2018.

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
2 months ago

Urquidy or Megill?

Clubber
Clubber
2 months ago

My pitching has Greystroke written all over it…With that in mind in a 12 team points fantrax. Will I win the $4k?
C s Perez UT Fram. Reyes
1b Olson OF E Jimenez
2b Lowe OF L Gurriel
3b Devers OF J Soler
Ss e Suarez OF A Kirilloff
Ci Alonso OF J Sanchez
Mi India Bench R Laureano

Clubber
Clubber
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thus the name clubber… But you’re right!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

12 team H2H league. Not crazy about Gleyber Torres not starting today. I was hoping to use him at 2B this year, but I may need to adjust to find someone who will play more often than not. I could stay where I am, or I have a couple options. I could get a boring, yet stable, option at 2B like David Fletcher, or I could play Brandon Lowe at 2B and grab another OF like Straw or Kwan. I could also pick up Luis Urias to store on my IL for later. What is your take on this? Thanks!

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Please pick three of the following 5 hitters to start today:

Ty France, Spencer Torkelson (batting 8th), Jo Adell (3 Ks last night), Jesus Sanchez (playing at Oracle Park), or Grichuk (at home in Coors).

JDB
JDB
2 months ago

What do you make of the fact that Gleyber Torres is on the bench for opening day? Should I just move on from him in my RCL where rostering part timers is not ideal?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

He’s not even a member of the group. Bartolo just blue himself.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
2 months ago

Grey!!

Awesome!!

a. Seriously so awesome.

b. So many moves after 1 night!! People would think the season is already over!!

c. Loving KC’s compact lineup. They may not win the division but 75-80 W or more is easy money for them. They have 0 starters but a great bullpen and awesome lineup.

d. Started Shohei in the SP last night over the hitter and I will continue that trend when he pitches throughout the season. I’ll miss out on some hitting stats as I toggle through, c’est la vie as they say in gai Paris.

e. Your blurb on Fried and how you’ll check THAT LEAGUE’S ERA in May cracked me up so much I’m still laughing!!! Thanks for that one and all the others too, dur.

f. Have a GREAT weekend with plenty of runs scored for your batsmen and K/9 for your pitchers.

g. George Carlin quote of the day for April 8, 2022

‘My advice: just keep moving straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place.’

Cheers,
Ante

Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
2 months ago

Robertson or Alcala the better pick-up right now for save speculation?

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

1. Please rank top 2 for holds and ratios:
Treinen, Lasagna, Graveman, Tepera
2. Have to cut one of: Hays, Grossman, Josh Lowr

Dr Y
Dr Y
2 months ago

Trade Winker for degrom? 10 team mixed with 5 of. Free agent replacement hitters and pitchers are juicy now

Cram It
Cram It
2 months ago

Do you follow the dong bot on Twitter? @would_it_dong. It’s so nerdy cool. I won’t spoil it, unless you need more info before googling “dong bot”.

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
2 months ago

Great to see O’Neal start like this, thanks to your ranking I have him everywhere!

quick favor, my 10 team roto is:
walsh
simien
wander
devers
soto
oneal
Kelenick
edman

given Edman is hitting 9, should I drop him for Straw and load up a bit more on steals?

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Sport
Sport
2 months ago

Man what a fun day yesterday. Baseball is awesome.

I got to watch my Royals on the iPad and even saw BWJ first hit, a game winning RBI double. Do you realize the Royals have 3 gold glove caliber shortstops manning the infield? If the other KC starting pitchers take a page out of the Greinke Chronicles please let it be to ‘just throw strikes and let the defense do it’s thing.’

Interesting move my Matheny going with Barlow in the 8th of a tie game. Dylan Coleman was warming up in the 9th when Barlow struggled to finish his 2nd inning. They really like Coleman in KC so it’s something to monitor.

I owned Taylor Rogers in a lot of places because of your rankings. You don’t cover closers but if someone pays attention they can see how you rank them and where you would draft him. This trade ‘could’ be huge!

What is with the lineups yesterday?! Man I hope managers aren’t going to the same philosophy they have with using closers.

I would love to see Edman, Carlson, O’Neill, Goldy, Torenado, in that order.

Speaking of O’Neill. I have him on all my redrafts thanks to your rankings!

Will the Pirates win a series this year?

Thanks for all you do Grey! Happy Friday and go Royals!

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

Grey, happy opening 2nd day.

Drop padres Suarez for upside Camilo Doval? I’m running Koeph as my other RP so only have one roster spot.

For the 1st week my lineup.

Bieber
Nola
Ray
Gilbert
Kluber
Kopech
Suarez – who did real nice for me, he will probably be cut before you reply.

Curious George
Curious George
2 months ago

How much do you buy into what luzardo was up to this spring? 8 team points league with 7 bench slots, weekly lock. Just looking for a lottery ticket on my bench. I suffered through 8 weeks of luzardo last season because I believed in the talent… trying not to get sucked back in as I think the right move is houck or Sandoval… thoughts?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Curious George
2 months ago

Houck has me sketched this spring… I’m still holding though.

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  bigbear
2 months ago

Sandoval start pushed too… also tylor megill available.

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Don’t need to make the move desperately. I have a free space because I drafted clevinger in the last round. Houck in that case?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Baseball’s not officially back until Grey’s first recap post!

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Hello grey,
With pollock leading off do you still like Jesus Sanchez over him?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

Morning Grey, few questions.

Im quite disappointed with my draft as I had a few too many bud light and did no research lol... Ill list them then ask my questions. Its 12 man 5x5 h2h keeper league.

G.Sanchez, Wisdom, Jazz, Chapman, Adames, Trout, Josh Lowe, Renfroe, Eloy, Senzel, Straw, Mondesi, Kebryan Hayes, Acuna, Soler.

As you can see a whole lot of outfields…

A. With my team would you rather have Jazz or Austin Riley?

B. Eloy or Tyler Oneil

Im trying to move trout, but everyone in my league seems scared of him so I feel like I should just ride it out and try and trade him when he puts up trout numbers. Who would be a good player to go after to trade trout straight up for?

Thanks man and sorry for all the questions! I didnt list pitching as I didnt need any trade advice on that side today lol.

Have a great day!!!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  JaysforDays
2 months ago

What the font?!

A – Riley for me
B – Bump but selfishly O’Neill

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
Reply to  bigbear
2 months ago

I don`t know what happened with the font haha my computer auto changed it!

Steve Hamilton
Steve Hamilton
2 months ago

I’ve been reading you since you won me a league with your Mark Reynolds sleeper analysis, but that’s a lazy ass read on the Twins/Padres trade. Mets were mulling an offer on Paddack for a guy that you just put a bet on to lead the league in homers, soooo. Regardless, you didn’t even mention Jhoan Durran who is a sneaky closer candidate who people like me rely on people like you to point out. You need someone to analyze bullpens for you, my email is below. Just crap analysis.

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Steve Hamilton
2 months ago

Find another site cry baby

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

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) You starting Ed-Rod v. CHW today?

2) Swanson hitting 9th last night, no bueno. Would you swap for Gleyber this early?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
2 months ago

Grey – Any thoughts on Daulton Jeffries this year? I know you liked him in the past prior to his injury. Think he can pull off a decent season for an AL only league?

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
2 months ago

Ian Happ started the season with just the game that will reel us all back in, only to strike with a debilitating month of .170 batting average when we need him most

Also am I the only one who looks at CJ Abrams probable offensive output for the next two years and wonders what the fuss is about? He feels like a .260/8/20 guy, which is super borderline. He may make me look stupid in 2024 but in a keeper (not dynasty) I am not sure he is one to sit on

Also also I friggen jinxed Moniak yesterday.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
2 months ago

so does ohtani stay in the game as DH after he is done pitching? what an amazing freak of nature….fantasy wise that is almost unfair

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
2 months ago

He can. They changed that rule this year.

Whitey Herzog
Whitey Herzog
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
2 months ago

At least in Fantrax, where he’s one player, you have to choose where to start him and won’t get points for the other if it’s the same day. He’s still unfair everywhere else, but he doesn’t get both hitter and pitcher stats on the same day.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Whitey Herzog
2 months ago

i guess you can’t penalize greatness but huge advantage he could have a full week of production both sides of the ball using only one roster spot! he should count as two draft picks lol

daniel cabrera fan 40
daniel cabrera fan 40
2 months ago

Baseball is back, babay! And with that, I really want to disobey the streamonator on Josiah Gray today! (-$13.8)

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 months ago

How many dongs does Trey Mancini blast today? O/U at 4.5

Welcome back, buddy ol’ pal. Not that you left, or that I left. But you know…

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Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Bartolo Colon in Blue Man Group paint! Haha what an image.

Acuna Machado Means No Worries
Acuna Machado Means No Worries
2 months ago

Happy first week Grey!
Because of the lockout, we’re finally drafting tomorrow.
Keeper league, 5×5 w/ OBP. I have Acuna, Machado, Tucker, Alonso, Olson, Cole. 2nd pick.
Top guys not kept-

  • O’Neill
  • Semien
  • Riley

Thoughts? It’s really between the first two for me given that I already have 3 corners.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Acuna Machado Means No Worries
2 months ago

Tyler

RobMac
RobMac
2 months ago

11 team roto with daily moves, SV+Hd

After yesterday’s performances and acquisition of Taylor Rogers, would you drop Robert Suarez for Spencer Strider?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

a. Top 2 – Brash, Cobb, Lodolo, Ober, Luzardo

b. I need a bench bat who can play an IF positon. Is Cano again relevant (in a 12-team league)?

c. Robertson or Steckenrider?

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Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

b1 (too late for Edit). Cano or Kike?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i have cobb right now but im paying strong attention to Lodolo, for sure. My philly centric league has certain blind spots in the MLB landscape.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim