We have six no-hitters by May 19th. Seven no-hitters is a modern-day season record. At this point, it will be more novel when someone throws a ten-hitter. Soon we’ll be celebrating:  Kyle Gibson just threw a 7-hitter! He allowed hits! Never is now, Mr. Gibson! This is like 2001 and Barry Bonds is throwing a no hitter every game. Conspiracy Theory Alert! Rob Manfred is going to use this year to explain why the mound has to move back a foot next year, and then we’re going to have our first 100-homer season. I will bet someone this happens. We’re thinking small, Rob Manfred’s evil mind is thinking big picture. Or pitcher, in this case, because only jacked guys will be able to reach the plate. So, Corey Kluber (9 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.86) threw a no-hitter against his old club, the Rangers. Not the other team that the Rangers killed. The question for us is Corey Kluber fixed. Or at least usable, which I honestly had questions about coming into the year. His numbers look number two to three-ish. He’s not an ace — 9 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, 4.17 xFIP, using xFIP there because I do believe he’s been a tad ‘lucky’ on homers. It’s solid, usable, and rosterable, which is what I say before he throws a consecutive no-hitter next time because:  2021. By the way, Johnny Vander Meer’s family moving his crypt from stadium to stadium this year must be exhausting, and there’s no way Johnny Vander Meer’s record makes it out of 2021. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer. He’s now the first player to hit double digit home runs during seven presidential administrations.

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.08. Sadness washing over me thinking about the two poor souls who are injured in the world, taking those injuries on to save both, Shoemaker and Rich Hill. Streamonator doesn’t love The Cobbler’s next, and I’m a bit more positive.

Lucas Giolito – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.35. That one was for the haters and the non-believers. The wish-he-weren’t’ers and the can’t-understand-long-hyphenated-phrases’ers. Also, tough matchup, and nice bounceback.

Noah Syndergaard – Threw four scoreless in rehab, sitting 93-95 on his fastball, which sounds low, but prolly just first time out since surgery-type thing. Gotta work up stamina, as I tell the ladies.

Michael Pineda – Hit the IL with a thigh abscess, which is one of those words that sounds 400 times worse than it is. Like crepuscular or cooties. Pineda had the abscess removed, and now his heart grows fonder.

Alex Kirilloff – Began a rehab assignment, and shouldn’t be far off. He’ll be in this Friday’s Buy/Sell, which you can see now at our Patreon.

Taijuan Walker – Hit the IL with side tightness. On Tuesday, the Mets said “he felt great,” so this was inevitable. Pray for anyone the Mets think are healthy.

Carlos CarrascoMets aren’t sure when Carrasco will throw off a mound. Seems like he might miss his original timetable of a May 1st return.

Pete Alonso – Missed yesterday’s game, due a sore wrist, and x-rays were negative. Not today, devil.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Yesterday, I said grab. Today, I’m saying he might actually be *the* pickup of the next few weeks.

David Peterson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.97. 3, 2, 1…Is it announced he’s hurt yet? Now?

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .286. Tildaddy says the burgers are ready!

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.60. Fun fact! Morton’s father invented the salt shaker. Not the kitchen item, but the Salt Shaker Dance that all white boys do when they’re being sandwiched by girls way more attractive than themselves.

Donovan Solano – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Damn, I can’t believe they had Solano come out yesterday without a “Sun will come out tomorrow” orchestral arrangement on Tuesday. I feel cheated.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.66. Any other year if you said, “I bet Kevin Gausman throws a no-hitter this year,” you’d be looked at as a wide-eyed loon. This year there’s at least a 75% chance it happens by the All-Star Break.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer. Just Dong because he just dongs it.

Enrique Hernandez – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .254. Think it’s wildly dumb that he’s leading off, but he does tend to get hot and this might be worth a monocle.

Garrett Richards – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.72. Streamonator doesn’t like Garr-Dicks next start, and I’m handshake emoji on that, which seems inappropriate next to Garr-Dicks.

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .252. Whoa, who fooled Vazquez into thinking it’s April still?

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .288. Verdugo’s doing what I thought Bohm would do. Member him? I think Bohm still exists, but I only have a vague recollection.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .280. Having Semien on a fantasy team this year is like running into a drunk newly single Rene Russo at a bar and being cougar prey — wild and fun.

Shohei Ohtani – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.37, and 1-for-3, hitting .272 with a bunt single. “Wait, he’s also fast?” — The Ghost of Babe Ruth

Aaron Civale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30. Someone in the comments asked about Civale yesterday, so I did a quick looksie of his stats, and he’s fine. Not F-I-N-E. Just fine. Okay.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .231. His homer was a monster blast (though it’s listed as only 395 feet), and he pimped it, which I usually don’t care about, but Polanco pimping a home run is like SpaghettiOs pimping being good for a bunker because it lasts forever. Yeah, okay, but also you’re terrible.

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.53. My feelings have not changed on Flaherty, but, holy crap, he has an 8-0 record. Dude’s on pace for 25+ wins.

Juan Soto – 3-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .287. Sexy Dr. Pepper hit that homer from one knee like Reggie Jackson and, mah gawd, Sexy Dr. Pepper, you effervescent bubbly treat! Please get hotter than the sun. My life* depends on it. *Fantasy team’s life.

Logan Gilbert – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 9.45. And goodbye. Hey, he might be great, even excellent at some point this year or in the future, but my fantasy teams are not workout facilities.

Dylan Moore – Hit the IL with “bonk, it’s your turn.” No word yet how long he’ll be out, but everyone has to go to the IL this year, and it was just his time.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.45, and his career high in strikeouts. At this point, I’d start Daniel Cabrera against the M’s.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-6 and and his 5th homer, a leadoff homer. The five footer steppin’ with that buzzer-by-his-neck business.

Ketel Marte – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL, but didn’t start. *sells kidney for $29,000; hires 29,000 sherpas at a dollar each to carry me one foot each to the top of Mt. Everest; at the peak, lets out a loud echoing chef’s kiss*

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. The Madman of Medellín is on pace for, like, 35 homers, and what is Trevor Story doing? Kill me.

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Okay, who hypnotized Randy to think it was October? Was it you with the weird watch fob?

Mike Brosseau – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Brosseau, “Whoa.”

Trey Mancini – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs, triple shy of the cycle, and his 8th and 9th homer. In May, he has a hit in all but three games or…*pinkie to mouth*…Trey. Also, that the balls are still flying out of Camden gives us hope that maybe there might be some homers this year.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer. Has done nothing recently, but he does tend to get hot for short period of times. On a side note, Galvis has over 1000 career games and Kevin Cash is platooning Brandon Lowe.

Peter Fairbanks – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.70, and his 1st save, as Diego Castillo worked a clean 8th. Nothing crypto about the Rays’ pen, because Cash is always relevant.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .196. About to start calling him Jorge Sooverdue.

Christian Yelich – 0-for-2 and his 3rd steal, hitting .300. About as encouraging an oh-for-two as you’re gonna see. If he’s stealing, my hopes have a glimmer.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .159. How much is JBJ enjoying this new deadened ball? There used to be a fuss made when he was hitting .160 after two months, now there’s entire teams hitting below .200.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .216. BA’s test kitchen and he’s cooking up power! Okay, that was bad, but sometimes you gotta get the bad ones out to get to the good ones.

Trevor Rogers – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.74. Please go tell every ‘pert that told you to draft a starter high they’re full of it. Pitching is the new catcher. There’s 29 starters with an ERA at 3.04 and under. You only need six! Not to take anything away from Rogers, he has been great, but cmon, bros and five sisters. If you can sell a great starter, do it and just pick up another one.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Kinda have avoided mentioning McClutchin’ His Knee, because you know him, but he is heating up. Maybe he can light a match under Bohm to get him to go off.

Luis Patino – Hit the IL with a finger laceration. Wonder if he was fingering a bagel while slicing it. What, bad technique is all.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (8), as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Smash Mouth rocks.”

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.47. For the last week, I’ve been desperately trying to trade for Musgrove, but to no avail, and I’m not sure yesterday will help the price. Musgrove’s peripherals are some of the best in baseball — 12.4 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 2.86 FIP, and basically neutral luck. If there’s one slightly high-priced starter I’d be buying high, it’s him.

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, which should get an assist from Blackmon, who ran after the ball like he should be screaming, “Get off my lawn!” Cronenworth is hitting near-.400 in May. I should’ve dropped Dylan Moore instead of Cronenworth, but, as they say at the roller derby, can’t cry over spilled MILF.

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LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

just let romano close games blue jays you fucks. dolis absolutely sucks. romano shredded devers like a block of cheese and barely broke a sweat in the 8th. dolis shouldnt even be high leverage let alone the closer. so stupid it hurts.

Redsox
Redsox
1 year ago

Is it worth keeping Carrasco currently have McNeil, Conforto, and Seager on DL? We only have 2 DL spots.

Crock
Crock
1 year ago

Odubel or Hampson at 2b until Moustakas is back?

What's A Drexl?
What's A Drexl?
Reply to  Crock
1 year ago

hampson

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you drop Cole Irvin and pick up Cody Poteet?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Irvin did not look good vs HOU, and he goes up vs Dodgers nexttime out

Joeg414
Joeg414
1 year ago

Drop Mountcastle & pickup Dalbec?

Deep mixed roto

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Tell me I should grab Riley over Cron.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

So Berrios is a streaming huh?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Streamer*

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

More like a steamer amirite …rim shot

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Who do you like most. Maeda, paddock or manoah?
Thank you

Baby Ruth
Baby Ruth
1 year ago

Is it worth keeping Carrasco currently have McNeil, Conforto, and Seager on DL? We only have 2 DL spots. Also Franco, Duran, or Gore for Minor spot what order?
Thanks

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

8 team redraft

Ketel marte the over any of the following?
Kelenic, jazz, moncada, Framil, gurriel Jr

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

When Mondesi returns, who remains: Cronesworth or Hampson?
Who remains when Myers returns: Bundy or Wood?

I expect an easier decision when Bellinger returns!

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Taylor Rogers or Valdez for save at the moment

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks that’s where I’m at now

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Drop Mahle for Sonny Gray?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

VV scratched

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Big Daddy!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not sure what Devers was thinking in the same situation just now. Probably that it was just outside haha.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Drop any of these guys for Robles or hold?
Smith
Barnes
Clase
Neris
Castillo

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hansel

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Will

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

For some reason this exchange is cracking me up. ?

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

Grey, 10 team keeper league 5*5; QS K/9

Thanks earlier for the help dropping E Rosario for I Happ. I’ll keep my eye on Rosario if he ever gets hot.

Now I need pitching advice. Michael Fuler is available as SP/RP and i only have one closer. So i lose that category every week.

Other waiver guys, Graveman, Clase, Rogers (Giants) Diekman Staumont & Antone.

I only have Romano not sure he is the closer since Dolis is back.

Should I pick up Fulmer and someone else and roll with a 4 man rotation?

If so who gets dropped.

My rotation is below.

Bieber
Glasnow
Nola
Urias
Ray
Kikuchi
RP – Romano

Gore
Civale
Manea

Chisoxx22
Chisoxx22
1 year ago

5×5 10 team roto. Bassit, eovaldi, wood. Trade 1, keep 1 drop 1.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

1 Mullins or Kelenic (14T keeper, mixed, obp)
2. Santander over Adolis or Kelenic (10T redraft 5×5)

Thanks

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Picked up Menoah is one league & available in another but having a tough time with the drop.
I have no bench bats so one of the following would need to go: Bum, Kikuchi, Eovaldi, Gore, McClanahan, L Garcia. or McGee ((leaving me with Garcia & Hendriks to close). The rest of my staff is solid: Darvish, Gausman, Stroman, Boyd, T Rogers, E Hernandez, Luzardo, Irvin & the guys mentioned above. Carrying 17 pitchers is a bit much but can’t have too many arms till things sort out with injuries & inning limitations
These young SPs seem to be volatile & sometimes I wonder if the squeeze is worth the juice but that rookie nookie is sooo soo tempting …the “what if” factor of the shiny new toy.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yes redraft …thanks!!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Paddack is on my waiver wire, pick him up for tomorrow’s start vs Sea? Drop would be Kikuchi, 12-team weekly league.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Romano over Clase?

bigbear
bigbear
1 year ago

Stash Gonsolin now? Who’s the drop Hays or Aguilar? I could drop them both and get Gonsolin and Santander too?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Drop Kikuchi or Bundy to pick up Alek Manoah?

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Drop Manea kukuxhi Seattle pitcher e rosario civale for Happ

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
1 year ago

Hey Grey, super shallow roto league, can you rank for me please, in a vacuum? C Santana, Schwarber, C Mullins

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Its HAPPening!!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Happ over josh Rojas?

Glizzy
Glizzy
1 year ago

drop dick hill for happ?? good days for both..

Seabass
Seabass
1 year ago

One time Rene Russo was in the broadcast booth at a Red Sox game I was watching and she mentioned she dated a Dodger fan. Jerry Remy asked her “Is it Tommy Lasorda?”

Jaysfordays
Jaysfordays
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Is keston ever making a comeback? I have him in a NA spat right now, but also have Duran taking a spot on my roster.

Drop keston and move Duran to the NA?

Thanks man!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: thoughts on blackmon? are we waiting until things start to heat up at coors or is it time to move on. like any of duvall, hays, bader or happ more than him?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: yeah….in the words of apollo creed, we all gotta get old sometime, stallion.

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

William Contreras or William Ramos

Still rocking first place even with having Story as my first rounder and all the below on DL
Bellinger
SMarte
Santander
Moore
Carrasco
Sale
and maybe JT

thanks for your advice!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

FYI – Odubel Herrera has been one of the top ranked 2B over the past 14 days… he sucks as an OF but as a 2B… I wonder what his viability is. He’s surprisingly playing everyday and getting hits

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

What is your rank for these OF? I. Happ, Naquin, or D. Smith ROS 5×5 Roto

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

AL and NL only stuff.

1. NL only 10 team QS over wins. i have c.martin as worst SP right now, with yajure stashed in lone NA slot. gore and davidson just dropped. this best order for now: davidson (since i typed above it might appear he’s not in rotation now, but i suspect it’s not b.wilson getting this kept (wilson is owned too). davidson/martin/gore/yajure?

2. AL only OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 teamer. have tellez either on lone bench spot or CI if playing. (solak can go from OF to CI when tellez isn’t playing). andujar while still being depth chart listed as lefty only guy has played the last 7/8 of games. also fletcher was just dropped. i have:
C ramos
1B y.gurriel (3B)
2B l.gurriel (OF)
SS semien (2B)
3B rendon
MI straw (SS/OF)
CI solak (2B/3B/OF)
OF (4): naylor (1B), arozarena, renfroe, larnach
util (1): otani (hitter only)
BN: tellez
DL: stanton, lou bob
NA (1): julio rod

so which out of fletcher, tellez, andujar?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Lewis or Santander ROS?

Chud
Chud
1 year ago

Saves/holds 5 x 5 Roto League: Can only play 3 RP…..who is the odd man out?

Clase, Graveman, Kennedy, Diego Castillo.

Appreciate the help!

Los
Los
1 year ago

Is Ke’Bryan worth a large FAB bid? Just noticed he’s still sitting out there.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

After today’s start Mahle’s ERA sits at 420, which sounds pretty good to anyone who started him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m sure yours will have the Lubitsch Touch.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Good time to send a lowball offer? Or you selling now?

jdred5
jdred5
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 roto:
My team has plenty of starters: Snell, Ryu, Gaussman, Wood, S Gray, PabLo, Pivetta, Bassitt, Gilbert
And closers: A Reyes, R Rodriguez, Iglesias, McGee, Romano

I was offered Voit for Wood and Rodriguez. This seems like exactly the deal I need since I am strong on pitching and weak on hitting (I have started a bevvy of incompetents at 1B this year: Sano, Shaw, Walker, Dalbec).

1) Good deal?
2) Fair deal? I am commish of the league and I don’t want to make a trade that seems lopsided either way. (I worry about fairness more than most).

Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

There are a few things that I always like in baseball. Position players pitching. The amazing weirdness of injury/rehab updates (Chris Bassett throwing rolled up socks was an all time highlight).

Another one is when the organist or PA guy messes with the other team. Tampa’s guy playing “Dom Dom Dom Dom Dom dombie doobie Dom whoa whoa whoa yeah” for Dom Smith K’s over the weekend was a nice touch. Especially as the song is called come and go.

Of course the all time best instance was when Dave Stewart got arrested for getting a hummer from a trans prostitute named Lucille and the organist played “You Picked A Fine Time to Leave me Lucille” when Stew made his way out for his next start.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Just re-reading the Stewart-Lucille story and picked up this detail. Dallas newspaper ran it under the headline “Rangers Pitcher Picked Up the Wrong Curves.”

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

and it was the Kansas City organist. And the incident had been in the off-season so the guy was tracking it and ready to go. Hats off to you, KC organist, wherever you are.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m “the only soundtrack at the ball game was the organ” years old.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ah yes the organist. Missed the double entendre. Excellent.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

nice.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

holy crap, this really happened?! that’s awesome. i thought it was like 70/30 a joke when first typed.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve

Really happened. If memory serves, Stew lost his shit when they played Lucille in KC.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Watching the Dodgers game right now, Josh Reddick (now with the DBacks) was up to bat…organist played “The Sign” by Ace of Base and right on queue Reddick struck out on the next pitch…just freaking awesome!

Also, the organist did play Sussudio when Tsutsugo was at the plate starting with his second AB yesterday

Harris
Harris
1 year ago

I’m in a H2H league. Ton of injuries to bats, and Ynoa. My SPs. Gausman Peralta Stroman Richards, Maeda Brubaker Gonsolin on lL. Berrios. Pablo Was offered Mercedes for Berrios. My initial reaction was no, but I have 5 bats out, trout, Robert, Conforto, McNeil and Bellinger. So not like help is on the way. Thx in advance.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Rescue Dog Day!

speaking of getting rescued, I could use some help with all these injured players!

I get 3x IL slots & have the following guys on the IL:

– Conforto
– Kirilloff (should be back this weekend…hopefully)
– Syndergaard
– Elieser Hernandez
– T. Walker
— and Alonso was “held out” yesterday…

Prior to going to the IL Walker was pitching great & it didn’t sound like his injury would knock him out too long. Is he worth holding or cut bait? same question goes for Elieser (looks to be due back soon too I believe).

Also, it looks like Morton may have turned a corner after yesterday’s start… he was dropped, but I’d need to use my #1 Waiver claim on him… he worth spending on (asked yesterday, but that was before his outing)

thanks as always!

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

The real squeeze is gonna come from Kiriloff getting off the IL,so I guess rank Kiri,Adolis and Riley. I like this problem.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.I also grabbed Schwarber who I’m keeping until he cools off.3 weeks ago I couldn’t buy a hit,this week I’m putting up some sick #’s.Everybodies hitting.

Rolling with Alcantara @ Philly,right?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks-one more for tomorrow.Any problems with Rodon @Yankees or Wood vs LAD?I’m a little worried about Wood since the Dodgers are hot.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS

Util spot-please rank

Swanson, Happ or Eduardo Escobar

Currenty using Swanson but his strikeouts are a drain

Thanks

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Eddie Rosario or Ian Happ?

JP
JP
1 year ago

Santander or Bader? ROS

daniel cabrera fan 40
daniel cabrera fan 40
1 year ago

“At this point, I’d start Daniel Cabrera against the M’s.”

I would have always started Daniel Cabrera against the M’s!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  daniel cabrera fan 40
1 year ago

I’d start Daniel Craig against the M’s.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

1-What stats are you hoping for from Mahoah ROS?Can grab him free now or Bundy off the wire.

2- Made some good WW pickups but I’ve had 3 guys come off the IL in the last week.Prolly gonna have to drop 2 of Adolis,Riley or (gulp)Ozuna who was my 4th rounder but looks like he celebrated his new contract to much in the offseason(in addition to the rumors about messing with his swing).

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great write up Grey! I’m not a total believer in Kluber just yet.

In a 10 team H2H keeper 7×5 and was offered two deals. Would you take either one or hold?

1) my Ryu and Adell for his Max Scherzer

2) my Gausman and Adell for his Max Scherzer

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey – made the deal with Gausman!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

NL only, yep another finally got DL’d about a week late (these teams are the worst, the bad ones), moustakas. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 team h2h.

better of:
– maybin (depth charts has him as lefty side guy however k.lee literally has struck out in every plate appearance, and maybin hit 3rd vs righty yesterday)
– j.williams (back playing with o’neill out)
– e.sosa (will have job while dejong is out, they have nobody else to play SS and his D is quite good, and has hits in 2 str games with a steal, 4 total bases across 2 games)

these are the only players with likely playing time, unless k.lee counts. and that cat walking over keyboard j.varg on the mess. already added peraza and jelly donut to sub for mcneil and didi.

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well technically STL could move edman to SS, carpenter starts vs righties at 2B, but they seem to prefer the defensive value (plus crapenter can’t hit or field by now) of sosa being in most lineups.

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we’re almost at “hitting the wall” in NL only obv this happens quicker than AL onlyies from the lack of DH, where hitting guys in FA aren’t even good side platooners, 1-2 more DL hitters and i’m there. i know you play in 12 team NL onlyies so i’m sure you’re more used to that than me. the kind of spots where say r-zimm gets a decent FAAB bid when dropped (owned here obviously). r-zimm obv doing quite well for these leagues this year (.843 OPS, .264 counting stats (RBI + runs) per at bat) as a fill in or daily play when he plays. AL only this happens quicker with finding non horrible SP.

2. here c.martin (i nabbed) was obtainable right before his start, then davidson got dropped after his (and he sure looked pretty good), gore too. my assumption would be that we should be ranking these this way for ROS in QS here:

davidson (appears to still be in rotation), gore, yajure (in my lone NA slot, dropped s.howard), c.martin? i could hold gore (or yajure) in lone NA slot.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

can i drop turnbull? or keep him and drop someone else?

12-team, h2h (holds). my Sp’s are darvish, robbie ray, eovaldi, duffey, pineda, smyley.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
Reply to  Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

sorry–i accidentally re-posted this.

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Reply to  Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

pineda put on DL, you got your space then. or smyly is the streamer (smyly’s 2nd start is @ BOS anyway). if that’s duffy KC he’s also DL’d. my guess is you can find a better holds guy than the MIN 7th inning guy if that’s t.duffey who’s having a pretty bad year by his standards too. colome and rogers both ahead of him for saves/holds (plus MIN just ain’t winning, albeit i doubt that keeps up forever). at least in a 12 teamer unless like everyone of your opp’s already have like 4-5 holds guys this can likely be improved.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle

it’s danny duffey. so, yes, i have a few guys already on the IL. Trumbull just pitched that gem for me. but, i need to open up a spot for streaming. you think turnbull’s a keeper?

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Reply to  Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

not a keeper, but possibly above streamer level for now. if that’s a binary is or isn’t i guess right now is “a keeper”. i’d think smyly being the streamer is doable, unless you are having to hold duffy KC on active BN slot and don’t have enough DL slots for pineda and him. if that’s true drop duffy. but you should be able to find guys more useful than holding smyly in FA for 12 teamers too.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle

thx, bro!! appreciated.

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Reply to  Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

for instance i was just hours ago able to stream smyly in a 16 teamer (most he’d be owned in those of course). i’m not holding him after it. i’m talking roto’s with large innings caps, but h2h’s without low moves per week limits would also usually want innings (assuming good matchups etc). to some extent all h2h’s want innings (K’s come from innings, sometimes wins too)

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Well that Mahle start worked out well for me. Guess the robot was in a mood.

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Reply to  Alex
1 year ago

he’s off or something today, he went into COL and killed it lately too. yuck.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

12-team, h2h (holds). my Sp’s are darvish, robbie ray, eovaldi, duffey, pineda, smyley.

can i drop turnbull? or keep him and drop someone else?

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

Mahle is getting MAULED!

Crimedog
Crimedog
Reply to  Chet
1 year ago

Did anyone else bench his gem in Coors last week and then tune in this week to watch him get ground balled to death just to get pulled and have the next pitcher give up a grand slam? Also how are the giants so good?

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Reply to  Crimedog
1 year ago

i didn’t bench either. getting hurt this time though.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Chet
1 year ago

Hand is up!

Blarp
Blarp
1 year ago

Yahoo 12 team 6×6 (added OPS, added QS and using SV+H). I’m lacking in RBI, AVG, and OPS. Pitching is pretty good though could stand QS and SV+H. Team is as follows:

IF: Isaiah KF, Rizzo, Albies, Devers, Lindor
OF: Laureano, Verdugo, Grisham
Ut: Cruz, A Garcia
Bn: Tapia, Bohm, Yelich (just off IL)
SP: Lynn, Gausmann, Berrios, Eovaldi, Peralta, Singer
RP: Barnes, Castillo, Kopech, Green, Alvarado, Dolis

A few questions:

1) I have too many OF; target one to trade? Or just hold all and roll whoever has better matchups into the 5 OF/Ut spots with Cruz? None of them are droppable. And if so, what position to target for return?

2) Drop Bohm at this point for any of Villar, Polanco, Leury Garcia, Dalbec, Lux (Schwarber, Duvall also available but OF full as above), or a pitcher like Robles, Fulmer, Tim Hill, Brothers; or Rich Hill, Gomber, Montas, Turnbull.

3) Any other obvious weaknesses/changes worth looking at?

Thanks as always

Blarp
Blarp
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah I should add the one complication I didn’t include is this is also a keeper league (keep 3 for up to 3 years). Lynn, Yelich and Grisham were keepers; they can each be kept for one more year beyond this. Not sure if that changes anything; Grisham for Ryu sounds good though I’m not sure the owner would go for it, but I can look for similar.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

misposted above…reprinting here

I know La Russa has been done to death here, there and everywhere, but one quote from him flew below the radar with all the chatter. When he got wind that Lynn was maybe not on board with what he views as “the program” La Russa said, “Lance has got a locker and I’ve got an office…”

For me, even if I didn’t already know, that kind of comment tells me everything I need to know about the guy. That’s the way douchebag assholes talk.

The better the pitching gets out there, the stupider I feel for having terrible pitching on every team I drafted. It’s like I missed the announcement that Aramani was giving stuff away and I went down to the Salvation Army.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? I’m currently stashing Brujan in a 12-team keeper league, but was thinking if/when he gets called up, is he a better option at 2B than Cronenworth (my current 2B)?

Weighing in the keeper factor, the league only allows you to keep four hitters and unless Brujan comes out guns a-blazing, he’s not going to beat out a handful of other players that I currently have.

Thank you!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha…I will continue to stash:) Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

I could get Hendricks off waivers. Would you do it? If so, then would you drop JOMO or Boyd or hold.

Thanks again!!!

Orion
Orion
1 year ago

Thanks in advance! H2H 5X5 10team. SPs are Bieber, Krshaw, Means, Mahle, Plesac, Cease, Gibson, Ray, Kikuchi. Need 3b and speed.
1. How do feel about Kershaw for Arenado?
2. From that SP group, what would you offer for Jazz?

Orion
Orion
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Really appreciate it, Grey.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

I have Jordan Montgomery and Matthew Boyd scheduled to pitch this weekend. I was going to sit both of them. JOMO is home against the CWS. Boyd is on the road against KC. Do you agree?

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Great question!

I underestimated their value and thought I would use them on a spot basis. As you know, the spots have been few and far between. I am just waiting to waive them. I do appreciate these challenging questions.

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
1 year ago

“At this point, I’d start Daniel Cabrera against the M’s.”

It finally happened. One of Grey’s jokes made me laugh so hard I am now dead ??

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Kingslayer
1 year ago

I know La Russa has been done to death here, there and everywhere, but one quote from him flew below the radar with all the chatter. When he got wind that Lynn was maybe not on board with what he views as “the program” La Russa said, “Lance has got a locker and I’ve got an office…”

For me, even if I didn’t already know, that kind of comment tells me everything I need to know about the guy. That’s the way douchebag assholes talk.

The better the pitching gets out there, the stupider I feel for having terrible pitching on every team I drafted. It’s like I missed the announcement that Aramani was giving stuff away and I went down to the Salvation Army.

MSU-cthompson2008
MSU-cthompson2008
1 year ago

Lindor still a buy low? How bout say for Justin Turner?

Clthompson2008
Clthompson2008
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No sorry I meant would you trade Turner for Lindor?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Someone offered me Cedric Mullins for my Gausman. What’s your take?

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

What’s up Grey
12 team H2H categories. Normally any other year than this one this lineup would be rockin’n it.
C: Grandal
1B: Rizzo
2B: Chisholm
SS: Lindor, Seagar (IR)
3B: Chapman
OF: Betts
OF: Castellanos
OF: Reynolds
Outfielders on IR: Bellinger, Conforto, J.D. Davis
Utility/Bench: Muncy, Hopkins

SP: Lynn
SP: Wheeler
SP: Alcantara
SP: Kimkuchi
SP: Bumgarner
SP/streaming: Alzolay, Mize
RP: Graveman, Pressy, Clase, Devin Williams.

Hoping the season gets right upside up soon.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you swap luis castillo for ozuna? is it close?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: meh meaning it’s not very close or meh meaning you’re not into ozuna?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Do you like Villar (now that he has regular AB) over B Lowe?

10T redraft 5×5

Thanks

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

This week & ROS – Minor or Singer? Thx.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

ROS: William Contreras or James McCann

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Moustakas out again today. So much for that dtd designation. How many games has he missed? He could have completed a full 10 day IL stint by now. Excellent team roster mgmt. The reds could have had another usable player on their roster. My fantasy team could have as well.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He hasn’t started in 6 straight games. Ironically, he was just place on the IL.

foul balls
foul balls
1 year ago

Got a trade offer and checked the analyzer but doesn’t seem right as it says landslide, j turner e Rodrigues for Walsh and V Velasquez. What say you?

Billy Beane Ball
Billy Beane Ball
1 year ago

Some young guy dropped Gary Sanchez and his crummy plateside manner.
I have Molina… I don’t really want to swap them, but… would you?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

How would you rank vlad jr, bellinger and muncy ros in an obp league?