The left side of the mouth:

“Due to a pitch count of 80, Clayton Kershaw would not get a perfect game, but he would become the perfect symbol of his generation. Babied to the point where pitchers can no longer throw, they ‘pitch’ — whatever that means! When did we, as a society, get to the point where a pitcher can’t throw the ball? A participation perfect game, that’s what Clayton Kershaw got yesterday.”

The right side of the mouth:

Clayton Kershaw has been battling injuries for years. His last year was cut short, due to injuries. He couldn’t pitch much in the preseason, because of the lockout and this was his first start of the year. Who cares about a perfect game? This is about keeping Clayton Kershaw healthy for as many innings as possible.”

The left side of the mouth:

“You’re a sissy.”

The right side of the mouth:

“What are you talking about? We’re just different sides of the same mouth!”

So, Clayton Kershaw (7 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 13 Ks) threw seven perfect innings, and nothing about him has changed since my preseason thoughts on him. He could be fantastic, but not even for a 9-inning game, let alone a full season. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Earlier in the game, Bellinger had his first extra base hit of the season. It was the long-desired Paddack vs. Bellinger matchup. First at-bat, Paddack got Bellinger to strikeout, then Bellinger got his. This was one of the best matchups, just trading blows. Like two wet noodles slap-boxing. I kid, unlike Paddack, Bellinger could come out of this two-year funk, as BDon keeps telling me on the podcast, but I need to see more than one game before declaring him back.

Max Muncy – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. Also, in this game, Gavin Lux (1-for-5) hit his 1st homer; and Austin Barnes (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer, as the Twins’ bullpen did its best to make Paddack look like a solid pickup.

Alex Kirilloff – Hit the IL with a wrist issue that bothered him all of last year. Welp, that’s the end of him. Hey, we got a good six days out of him. I’m going to bury my head in a pint of Chubby Hubby.

Trevor Larnach – 0-for-1 as he was called up to replace Kirilloff. Here’s what I said on Larnach this preseason, “Doesn’t feel that long ago I was excited about Larnach. Then he hit .176 in Triple-A and the Twins were like, “Let’s give this guy a go in the majors!” Okay, not exactly. He hit .176 for the year in Triple-A, but before his call-up he only had eight strikeouts in 13 at-bats in Triple-A, then was promoted. That’s only a 400-strikeouts-in-a-season pace! Such a mess I’m not even sure if I remember what I liked about him. Think it was power.” And that’s me quoting me!

Chris Paddack – 4 IP, 3 ER. Chris Paddack gets a fresh start on the Twins as the opposing offense won’t be used to his pitch….oh, he’s facing the Dodgers?….nevermind.

Josiah Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.00. Thinking about that league where I drafted only Grays — Sonny, Josiah and Jon, and then wrote, “Property of Grey” in Sharpie on my computer screen and couldn’t see half my screen anymore because of a bad smudge. So, Josiah is yet another young starter we have to pay attention to, Streamonator hates his next start, but I could see it.

Tanner Rainey – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00 and his 2nd save as Finnegan came into the game in the 6th inning. That burns up those Finnegan shares even you’re thinking matchups. Pun points!

Max Fried – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.73. This could’ve been so much worse but you only need to face half a lineup with the Nats. Truly concerned, and I roster Fried, so dubya tee eff, my dude.

Austin Riley – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Let’s hear it for those of us who didn’t want to wait on 3rd base. Uh, in relation to fantasy baseball drafts.

Kyle Hendricks – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.00. Hendricks got smoked by Ben Gamel and…Who else is there? I don’t feel like looking at the Pirates’ lineup; it gives me the shudders. Oh, yeah, Ke’Bryan Hayes (4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI) he’s good.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Check out this guy trying to steal Seiya’s steelio.

Nick Lodolo – 4 IP, 5 ER. Hey, when Owen Miller beats you, you just have to tip your hat and read the inscription on the bill of your cap that says, “What are you doing Lodolo?!” Welp, Lodolo looked super nervous. He’s supposed to have great command, and LodoLOL to that. He couldn’t even hit the broadside of Jose Ramirez’s body, hitting his ankle instead. I’m trying to hold, but this is why they’re called roofies.

Tyler Stephenson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. This might be a way-too-early prediction that looks like utter nonsense in five months, but Tyler Stephenson is gonna be a top three catcher this year.

Triston McKenzie – 4 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.57. This was payback for the Will Smith Oscars moment, because McKenzie looks like a Chris Rock Precious Moments Figurine. Stretch Armweak is a guy I was trying to draft in all leagues, and got in zero. Try harder! Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and if he’s on some kind of silly low pitch count, then meh.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 3 BRIs and his 3rd homer. As I mentioned on the aforementioned tip, he got hit on the ankle and went down hard and I started sobbing, but then he came back and homered and I was crying for joy! Easy transition.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer. He’ll be in this Friday’s Buy, which is already available on our Patreon, but you don’t need to wait for that, get Mercado now.

Owen Miller – 3-for-5, and his 1st and 2nd homer. Could be a hot schmotato, but, also, it’s Owen Miller.

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Someone mentioned the other day in the comments that Enrique was 0-for-17 to start the season, asking if they should drop them. Do you explain you should not be judging a 162-game season based on four games or do you just say, “Sure?”

Hansel Robles – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, as Matt Barnes pitched a clean 6th and Diekman pitched a clean 2/3 IP in the 8th inning. Next save for the Red Sox? Kutter Barnbles-Whitlock step right up!

Daz Cameron – Watching to see if Grossman tightens his groin so bad that the Tigers need Daz. This is the world where we purvey our ideas. I sound like a teenager who just discovered a thesaurus. Cameron is interesting because he’s a 20/20 guy, though he might hit .210. Worth monocle’ing the situation.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, and 5 unearned runs, ERA at 5.87. Ticker Shock!

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he bats third. Also, in this game, Akil Baddoo (1-for-4) hit his 1st homer from the 9-hole. Yabba dabba Baddoo! Even with the home run, Baddoo batting 9th kinda makes sense, which is not what you want to hear if you have him.

Spencer Torkelson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and 1st homer. *breathing into a paper bag* Don’t let Torkelson get hot too. I already have Kwan, Seiya, Rizzo, and Mercado. Don’t let me get Torkelson too. I am asking for my leaguemates.

Logan Webb – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.29. Every preseason I talk about only rostering Giants starters and every year I go bawk-bawk and chicken out, and no one knows what a balk is!

Camilo Doval – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.23 as he got the save. It wasn’t pretty; he loaded the bases, but he was called on by the High-Gloss Ab Master, Gabe Kapler, for the heart of the order. Not entirely sure which way this bullpen is going, but I’d be holding Jake McGee and Doval. Leone’s save felt like a bit just to see how desperate fantasy baseballers can be.

MacKenzie Gore – With Blake Snell likely headed to the IL, Gore has a locker in the Padres’ clubhouse, and appears to be the fill-in. Not sure how many innings Gore can realistically throw this year, but he can be an ace for roughly 70-90 IP. Definitely worth giving him a look now before someone else does. Here’s what Prospect Itch’s said, “Gore stinks and so does Grey.” Hey, not cool! Okay, Itch didn’t say that, but it was about 750 words and rather than give you the whole thing, it’s worth reading it yourself at the Padres’ top 10 prospects.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.38. If not for Manaea, I’d have a 6+ ERA in some leagues. *looks at teams with Lodolo* Excuse me, a 7+ ERA.

Merrill Kelly – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.00. In deep leagues, obviously you roster Kelly, but he could have a 0.00 ERA in 80+ IP and I’d be telling you to look at the Streamonator.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. You might find some, but Nimmo just lost another!

Pete Alonso – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Albombso!

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .143. Yikes, what a terrible season he’s having. Oh, wait, it’s only a week. Carry on!

Aaron Nola – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.75. As bad as Lodolo was, at least you didn’t spend a top four round pick on him.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homer. His father never had one three-homer game; Cake Batter has two. Earlier in the game, Cake had his hand stepped on at first base. In related news, Cake’s new pregame ritual is having someone step on his hand.

Teoscar Hernandez – Sent for an MRI for his side discomfort. That usually results in a two-month IL stint, I want to die.

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 11.81 vs. Gerrit Cole 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.59. Putting Ted Williams’ frozen head in the microwave for 45 seconds on 70% heat, so he can see what an ace pitching matchup in 2022 looks like and die again.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Whenever I see him homer, I’m genuinely curious how he hits fly balls that don’t go out of the yard.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. HR to the Rizzo!

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Damn, he was a sleeper in the preseason, but it’s already a week in; I dropped his dumbass for five different shortstop rookies six days ago.

John Means – 4 IP, 2 ER, and left with forearm tightness. That Means…trouble. Told everyone not to draft Means this year, because he was hurt last year and never fully healed, but you wanna just believe I’m a witch who can see the future, so fine, believe that.

Corbin Burnes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25. The ol’ “Best pitcher in baseball vs. the Orioles” trick. Damn, how come we never thought of that!

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and hot schmotato alert!

Frankie Montas – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.76. Not a bad audition for the Rays, and to pitching while holding a sign, “For cash considerations and I’m yours.”

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer, but he left after fouling his ball off his ankle. X-rays came back negative. Hopefully, next time he doesn’t try to bring back a home run ball with his ankle.

Luis Robert – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Shame he can’t ever get those first three games back. Now he’ll never homer in 162 straight games this year. Shucks.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .462. I want to chuckle so I looked up his BABIP. A measly .475.

Ty France – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. His first freedom fly!

Robbie Ray – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.73. His velocity was way down. Maybe his pants aren’t tight enough.

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martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

I have 3 relief pitchers on my team. Will Crowe of the Pirates and David Bednar of the Pirates, and Michael King of the Yankees?

1. Are they all worth keeping?

2, would you waive anyone of them?

3. I activate them all every day. is that a good idea?

4. Any thoughts on Cal Quantrill of Cleveland?

Thanks Grey! Your help has been invaluable!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
2 months ago

India hammy nooooooooooo!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Last night Teoscar… Tonight India.
F Me who’s next?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

What happened to India?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

Hammy running through 1B. Helped off by a trainer. MRI coming tomorrow.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Which pitcher would you go with. Both are at Balt.

Taillon or Cortes

Thanks

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
2 months ago

Jesus Sanchez over Adell?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Hit em’ with the Heim!!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

how utterly the mighty have fallen when this rotoworld blurb about yelich might be completely true, or at least partially so:
“The near homer came off the bat at 109 mph and was projected at 409 feet, making it one of Yelich’s most impressive shots in a couple of years”

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

WTF Morton?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

And there goes the QS.

FFS.

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
2 months ago

Went ahead and grabbed Gimenez because I needed some SS help. Can I drop Abrams for Jesus Sanchez now?
Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Would u start Gore at home vs Braves in a 12 team roto?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
2 months ago

Odd man out……

Thor
Sandoval
Gallen

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

For my broken Teoscar, who should replace him in my OF? Best options are
Gallo
Grichuk
Baddoo

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Hey Grey
would you drop Tony Gonsolin or Ian Anderson for Gore

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS Daily Redraft

Please rank these multi positional bench bats:

Gavin-Eduardo-Wilmer-Andres

Also, could you please rank these temp replacements for Teoscar:

Naquin-Nimmo

Thank you

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Ugh…Bud Black has Grichuk out of the ineup again. I wonder if he forgot they traded for him.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

Haha but we’re not surprised

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Yeah nice move to take on his salary of $10+ m and let tapia go who was making a lot less.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
2 months ago

Grey,

I really love/hate being a Marlins fan. They really look good on paper this season, but this has to be their worst start ever. 3K already first 3 batters. They look really bad…

But, let me tell you, Khalil Watson looks like a Superstar. I really think him, Jazz, Jesus, Bleday, Mack, Burdick, Lewin, Salas, our pitching, and depending on how they draft in this upcoming stacked draft class (hoping they get Green, Jung, Berry, Druw Jones, or Elijah (they’ll probably take Lesko since we need pitching lol), the future does look bright. It is 6 games lol.

Gotta vent to you sorry. LOL.

Simply put, stream most pitchers against them because if they hit you you’ll rack up 8-12 K’s per game so you wi t lose out completely.

PS: Jazz went from 8th to 9th lol. At least Jesus is in the 3 hole. K’s on a 3-0 count. SMH.

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TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

We need to have a long talk with Craig Mish. Lol.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Adolis or Kelenic?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

LFG!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Stripling worth a look v OAK tomorrow or will it be an opener-type situation?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Am I the only one to get the post title? I had some, not sure it ever quite lived up to the hype.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I was more of a Fahrenheit guy back then.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

1 more for ya;

I just added Rainey & now have: Hendriks, T. Rogers, Rainey, & Joe Barlow as my closers.

Is Barlow worth holding or should I drop for a batty call/ rotating SP Streaming spot?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
2 months ago

12 team H2H redraft – 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SVHD, K/9

I can would only do one of these trades. Per my roster construction –

1) Would you trade Eloy for Carlos Rodon?
2) Would you trade Vaughn for MacKenzie Gore?
3) Would you trade Vaughn for Kimbrel?

Thank you!

C Sean Murphy
1B Jose Abreu
2B Trea Turner
3B Austin Riley
SS Bo Bichette
OF Kyle Tucker
OF Eloy Jimenez
OF Andrew Vaughn
UTL Amed Rosario
UTL Jesus Sanchez
Bench: Ryan McMahon

P Tylor Megill
P Jesus Luzardo
P Joe Barlow
P Jhoan Duran
P Art Warren
SP Alex Cobb
SP Matt Brash
Bench: Kyle Wright
Bench: Jose Urquidy
Bench: Tony Gonsolin
IL: Lance McCullers

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Grey
Is CJ Abrams still worth holding on to in a 12 team keeper league. I keep hoping he gets going especially with steals. I guess you have to get on base to steal a base Anyway
Would you drop him for
Mercado,
Owen Miller
Profar
Seth Brown
Max Muncy

Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Is Snell worth a waiver pickup. It’ll be my last claim for week (thru Monday) and my last IL slot.

Blake Snell is heading to the IL due to left adductor (groin) tightness,

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I need to drop a pitcher (to replace Teoscar; will be Jesus Sanchez). My current staff: Syndegaard; Houck; Ryan; Gonsolen; Wright; Cobb.

a. I know OUCH but who is the cut.? I suspect you’ll say Thor, but I’m leaning Houck.

b. Since I have no DL slot, I’m concerned on estimated injury period for the degraded roster. Team implies “2-3 weeks” but I assume “2-4 months.” Your guess?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago
russowl
russowl
2 months ago

Teo to IL looking at add a pitcher .

Ryu
Brash
T . McKenzie
Lodolo
Gore
Matz
Ynoa

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Happy National Reach as High as You Can Day, Grey!

Sadly, I’m like 5’7, so my high-reach is minimal at best…

That said, I just lost Teoscar to the IL and am trying to reach as high as I can for a fill in. Best available FA’s listed below. Who do you like best to add:

G. Lux (eligible at 2B, SS, OF in Yahoo)
A. Vaughn (1B, OF)
O. Miller
I. Happ
Choi

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Awesome thank you!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago
Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
2 months ago

James Taillon or Lodolo?

Taillon looked very good against the stacked Jays lineup other than 1 pitch to Springer.

Your thoughts?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
2 months ago

Dany JImenez just got save for A’s. Anything to read into and pick him up for just a one off?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Smell The Glove
2 months ago

the putting challenge went back to back days and 3 out of last 4 games before today.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago
Omar
Omar
2 months ago

OPS Weekly H2H. Who would you rather roster from today through the end of 2023:

Acuña or Luis Robert? OPS Weekly H2H. Who would you rather roster from today through the end of 2023:

Acuña or Luis Robert?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Hyun Jim Rhu of Toronto is on my staff. Would you keep him? Would you start him at home against Oakland on 4:16!

2. Will Crowe of the Pirates is available on waivers. Would you pick him up? Would you waive Mike Mikolas to get Crowe?

3. Mike Blumgarden of AZ is also available to be picked up off the waiver list . Would you pick up him up off waivers? Would you waive Michael King of the Yankees or David Bednar to get Blumgarden?

4. I have Mike Clevinger of Cleveland on IR. I plan on keeping him. Do you agree?

Thanks so very much for all your help!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey for all your help!

I have Kris Bryant as my primary third baseman. Yoan Moncada was going to be his makeup. As you know, Yoan is on IR. I plan on being patient. Do you agree or would you waive him and go off another back up such as Michael Franco, Kyle Farmer or Jack Mayfield?

Thanks again!

big al
big al
2 months ago

someone drafted conforto in my NL only keeper and is getting tired holding him as a bench spot

their 4$ conforto for my 11$ connor joe

if conforto signs in the AL it’s a 0, he has to be dropped.

it is my 6th OF

pick one

11$ joe or 4$ conforto lottery ticket that could be nadda

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
2 months ago

Hi Grey! A, thank you for the gift of Myles Straw. Wasn’t on my radar until I read over one of your past columns and was able to grab him late round. Two, I was just offered Josh Bell for Julio Rodriquez. Fair! And, there is no D. That’s what she said. Thanks again!

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Basement Artie
2 months ago

Should be a question mark after fair.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 months ago

Pick 2 (Utility spot and 1 bench spot)

14 team OBP 5×5 roto

Yonny Hernandez
Jesus Aguilar
Lo Cain
Seth Beer
David Peralta
Josh Naylor
Ji-Man Choi
Owen Miller
Seth Brown
Tyler Naquin
Jonathan Villar
Carlos Santana
Eric Hosmer
Tommy Pham
Adam Frazier

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I feel like a Guardian of the Galaxy now. I have Gimenez, Mercado, and Miller on my team.

That’s a good lineup! Wahoo! (whoops! can I even say Wahoo??)

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Would you stream Fedde against the Pirates tomorrow?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

5×5, 12 man, h2h, QS

Megill or Syndergaard?

Thanks pal!

Thundersho
Thundersho
2 months ago

Happy Thursday, Grey! Who do you like better between Joe Ryan and Nestor Cortes?

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
2 months ago

Hi Grey!

Been in 1st place over most of the 1st week of fantasy baseball. There’s still PLENTY of baseball seaon left, so I’m not getting cocky. Need to boost my SPs. That said, C. Javier, K. Hendricks, Kluber and Ynoa are all available. Which, if any would you add and whom would you drop?

To recap…12 team, roto, 6×6, saves+holds league:
C – C. Kelly
1B – Abreu
2B – France
3B – Franco
SS – Witt, Jr.
CI – Bregman
MI – G. Torres
OF – Benintendi, Eloy, Robert & Tucker
U – C. Walker & S. Kwan
BN – O. Mercado & Stott
SP – Bassitt, S. Gray, Lodolo, Manoah & P. Sandoval
RP – Pressly, Romano, Knebel, W. Smith, Trivino & McFarland
IL – S. Baz
NA – M. Gore

Please advise.

Thanks,
LadyScorpio

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I need a bench bat. Should I grab Benitendi or Renfroe? H2H 6×6 league

Nordberg
Nordberg
2 months ago

I am assuming we should wait a couple of weeks before hunting hard on pitching and dropping people?

Nordberg
Nordberg
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks for confirming

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

please rate these SPs:

Luzardo
Greene
Megill
Brash

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey, do I take advantage of Kershaw’s gem and make this trade:

Kershaw & Cruz for Fried & Ohtani

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
2 months ago

What is the over/under on the number of questions today regarding one Oscar Market of the Cleveland Indians nee Guardians???

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

Had a good draft on top of a great set of keepers in my 10 team league. My only glaring weakness was 3B, $2 Moncada. He hasn’t played and the 3B wire is a wasteland. I first picked up Wisdom, but he’s so toxic I dropped him for M Franco. Yeah, I feel shame. But who’s better? E Suarez? Arraeaz? Bohm or Kevin Smith? Trapped in a shame corner. Have half a mind to pick up Jose Miranda in the hopes of an April call back. But then I’d be carrying 2 possibly useless 3b.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Kelenic is ALIVE!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

yay

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

this trade will be the most evaluated trade in RCL history HA

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Hahaha. I can’t really root against Kelenic since he was in Grey’s Top 100, so I have him on a bunch of teams. And with Eloy and Teoscar DTD, I couldn’t even bench him today!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

it will be more fun trash talking if they both have good years

Last edited 2 months ago by frankgrimes
Gary C
2 months ago

Which one to stash:

Hunter Greene, or Lodolo?

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
2 months ago

I’m gonna list a bunch of guys…You have to guess what team they’re on!! MmmKay???!?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
2 months ago

Grey knows what team they are on… he doesn’t WHO THEY ARE PLAYING!

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rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Nimmo over Adell?

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Grey
Would you drop Gleyber Torres for either J.P Crawford or Paul DeJong
thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Brad Keller worth a stream against DET, or hold onto Lodolo to see if he settles down?

High Heat
High Heat
2 months ago

Murphy or Kirk? Thx

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

If Means hits the shelf, think they will bring up Grayson?

Catchers Suck
Catchers Suck
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12 team mixed obp.

Currently have Haase.

Keep Haase or throw a buck at either:

Murphy,Vazquez,Narvaez,Elias Diaz,Stassi or Nola?

Catchers Suck
Catchers Suck
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey.

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Hey Grey
I have come to the realization for now that I am not getting anymore closers
I picked up Brad Hand a few days ago but that seems to have fizzled out
My intention now is to pick up a RP who can at least give me good ratios and maybe even a win
So after saying all that would you keep Hand or pick up any of the below
Christian Javier
Limet
Aaron Ashby
Lorenzen
J.P. Feyereisen

Thanks

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
2 months ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Gonsolin home vs Cincy
Wright at Padres
Houck home vs Minny
N.Martinez home vs Atlanta
Kikuchi home vs Oakland
Cortes at Baltimore
Wood at Clev
Peterson home vs Ariz

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, just rec’d trade offer (3 for 1)

My Vlad Guerrero

For

Juan Soto, Voit, Oniel Cruz

Thoughts?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Vlad > Soto shrugie emoji

Cuna
Cuna
2 months ago

Ketel Marte was dropped in my 10 team espn. just looking for the best filler until Acuna returns. Ketel or Mercodo?
Ketel should be rostered on someones team right?

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Cuna
2 months ago

Ketel

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

Having a hard time buying into Mercado same as i did Heloit Ramos who already shipped out. my cbs league projects Mercado at .233 that being said would you drop Christian Walker for Mercado ?? Thanks Grey

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
2 months ago

Drop Kelenic for Mercado?

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN Points, Mercado or Duvall

Thanks!

Ball For
Ball For
2 months ago

Ten team H2H standard. I have Grichuk as my 5th OF. Mercado and Nimmo are both available. Would you make the move for either one?

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN Points, ROS
Please rank

Grisham
Mercado
Vaughn

Thanks

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
2 months ago

Drop Hunter Renfroe to pick up Oscar Mercado as a 4th OF?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
2 months ago

Waiver pick up? Gonsolin or Carrasco or Merrill Kelly

Steve-O
Steve-O
2 months ago

Lodolo or Gonsolin?

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Keeper points league SV/H you dropping any of Bender or Stanek to add Rainey or hold.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 months ago

Drop one:

Eduardo Rodriguez
Tanner Houck
Bailey Ober

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Mercado has zero walks and a 27%+ hr/fb rate. 5 hits, 3 hr. Have you seen anything different with him? I know plate discipline is still in the small sample size range but he is swinging at 39% of pitches out of the zone. His barrell rate is way up tough. Maybe I am too analytical.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I am trying to get him in a deeper league now that I have kiriloff on the IL. It is worth a shot to see if he unlocked something. He did have a 15/15 season.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 months ago

I need to balance QS, K and ratios. I’m a little unsure about my ratio stability. I have Ray, Fried, Cease Webb, Gausman, Monoah, Peralta. Ray is starting off the year with a huge velo drop and a 10% walk rate giving me flashbacks of high ratios of previous seasons. Fried got off to a slow start last year too, but should’ve dominated the Nats. There’s ratio risk with Cease and Peralta too.

Would you trade any of my SP for Verlander? He may only go 140-150IP, but they could be solid and productive innings with solid ratios.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

On a 1-10 scale with 10 being red alert, how concerned are you about Ray?

MapleCanuck
MapleCanuck
2 months ago

Mercado or Vaughn in H2H standard league.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Top 3 of Sewald, Sims, Rainey, McGee, Bender, Bednar, Roberson for saves

M is for Mookie
M is for Mookie
2 months ago

How are you feeling about Julio Rodriguez (10 team Yahoo standard cat + OPS)? Is he a hold and wait because he might be great, or a dump for someone hot a la Mercado, Rizzo? My hitting is performing pretty well so I’m not hurting for anything, just looking for medium-term grabs.

Troy
Troy
Reply to  M is for Mookie
2 months ago

HOLD

Pops
Pops
2 months ago

Chubby Hubby is seriously underrated. Fudge covered pretzels in peanut butter and fudge swirls? Sign me up.

Drop Ynoa for Lodolo, Kyle Gibson (shudders), Mize or Eff-lin? I don’t trust Ynoa’s two-pitch repertoire.

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

That’s what she said.

Thanks, Grey!

Troy
Troy
2 months ago

Mercado or Huira?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Doing two batty calls today. What do you think about an Oakland stack versus the Lefty long reliever?
If so, which two righties do you like?
Chad Pinder (2)
Sheldon Neuse (4)
Elvis Andrus (6)
Kevin Smith (7)
Cristian Pache (9)

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
2 months ago

would you drop Urquidy for Mackenzie Gore? 12 team redraft league. thanks!

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
2 months ago

Pressly comes on for save in 10th. Auto man on 2nd. Scores and counts as an ER and BS. That’s some bs.

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You are correct sir. The winning run did. Still some bs. Pitch counts at 80. Auto runners. We watching mlb or 8 year olds?

Steve-O
Steve-O
2 months ago
  1. Gonsolin or McKenzie?
  2. Drop I.Anderson for them?
Steve-O
Steve-O
Reply to  Steve-O
2 months ago

Ops sorry for the repost.
Another question though….Gurriel or Voit?

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Points league (- AB /H/2B/3B/HR/SB/ – CS) have:
Iglesias vs. Cubs (Steele)
Swanson @ Padres (Musgrove)
India @ LAD (Buehler)
Haase @ KC (Greinke)
Sit 1

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Ok one more. I have Hunter Renfroe who I will drop for one of these. Bellinger, Kwan or Meracdo. Bellinger is the move correct?

Damian
Damian
2 months ago

Hi Grey, as i watched Torkelson vs. the Sox I was pretty surprised by his behavior. In Game 1 he struck out in the top of the 9th inning and yelled the #[email protected]#$#@ word so loud that even the umpire and fans looked surprised. Then in Game 2 he struck out in the top of the 9th and pounded his bat on the ground like the kid no one wants to claim in a little league game. I understand any rookie has a learning curve, but does he understand that? Is his attitude something that could derail him from reaching his full potential or even cause a bust? Curious if you think behavior like that could impact his upside.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Damian
2 months ago

unless he’s doing stupid shit that gets him hurt (see j.luzardo playing video games, or numerous pitchers breaking their hands on something during games etc). if say part of a bat he smashes goes into say his eye for instance.

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
2 months ago

Grey:

In need of your wisdom!

10 Team Roto Dynasty League
6×6 with OBP/DT
6×6 with QS, Holds & Saves are separate cats

C:           M Garver
1st:         J Walsh
2nd         W. Merrifield
3rd          G Urshela
SS          J Baez
MI          T Edman
CI           J Abreu
OF         G Springer
OF         N Castellanos
OF         B Harper
OF         J D Martinez
OF          C Bellinger
DH         Adolis Garcia
U             M Ozuna

Bench: R Laureano, G Hampson, N Cruz, A Gimenez
IL: L Urias            

P:           M Scherzer
               J Urias
              A Manoah
               C Burnes
               S Bieber
               T Houck
               N Lodolo

RP:        E Diaz
              J McGee
              C Doval
C Javier
              M Barnes
              G Gallegos
               
                

Minor Slots (10): F Alvarez, A Rutschman, J Miranda, Kahil Watson, S Frelick, H Hernandez, P Crow-Armstrong, B House, J Allen, L Garcia (Washington)
                                
               
A. What are your thoughts on L Garcia? I may have to drop a minor if Lodolo gets sent back down.

B. Would you hold Lodolo or try to flip? (whats a valid return)

C. Another manager has Acuna on his block…… What would be your play with my roster to acquire him?
 
D. Would you drop anyone above for Rainey? 

Thanks G!    

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, ROS
Please rank top 3

Ke’Bryan Hayes
Mancini
Voit
Duvall
Amed Rosario
Suarez

Thanks

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
2 months ago

1) best bet ROS – Tony Gonsolin or Jose Urquidy? Is it close?
2) are Gonsolin and Urquidy streamers?

thanks!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Savoy Special
2 months ago
  1. depends on league size. regular 12’ers sure same way you can pick up one now in FA.
RICE
RICE
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Lose Adolis for Nimmo, Adell, or Mercado?

Thanks in advance!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Santillan or Rainey? Is it worth a move in a 60 move max league?

gnarlyrichards
gnarlyrichards
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you drop Ed Rod for Megill?

Thanks!