If a tree falls in a forest, but no one drafts the tree does it make a sound?  That’s what it felt like this weekend at Razzball.  I’m sure a ton of people were angry that Daniel Murphy fractured his finger, but I heard nary a peep from the Razzball faithful.  I’m guessing because of where I ranked him.  According to FantasyPros, the top person ranked him 26th overall.  The worst ranking of him, and, oh, it’s just silly.  Some total numbskull ranked him 150th overall.  Wait a second, I’m that numbskull, and the awful ranking was actually him 26th overall.  I should’ve wrote an overrated schmohawk post for him, but I didn’t because I didn’t want to write this in February, “He’s old, and will get hurt.  End of post.  So, did everyone already take down their Groundhog’s Day decorations?”  I honestly couldn’t figure out why people were drafting him.  His projections were 22 HRs, .310.  I mean, okay, but kinda big whoop, no?  Meh, I guess it’s irrelevant now since I know none of you drafted him.  Right?  Riiiiiiight?  The good news is Garrett Hampson and Ryan McMahon should see more at-bats, and, just as I say that, the Rockies played Mark Reynolds at 1st base on Sunday.   Oh, Rockies, you dumb, dumb team, which is different than the creative team behind Dum-Dum lollipops.  They’re terrific.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Solid start to the 2019 season even if the lineup he was facing is the Marlins’ Murmurers’ Row.

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Alcantara sounds like a song by Dean Martin, and, if he keeps pitching like this it will be amore.  He has crazy upside but similar downside.  If his command goes sideways — literally — then he could be in for a 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER start or two, but he could also harness his command and be one of the top breakouts.  In deeper mixed leagues, I’m interested.

J.T. Riddle – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Maybe it wasn’t Realmuto that was good in Miami, but any Jerry Tomato can succeed there.

Mychal Givens – On Saturday, 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks as he got the 8th inning of a 3-1 game, and the save went to Mike Wright (2/3 IP, 0 ER), but he didn’t start the inning.  Then, yesterday, Givens (1 2/3 IP, 1 ER) came in again in the 8th and Paul Fry got the save, so…*tears up all SAGNOF of the Orioles*  I don’t know.  Bullpens are a complete mess, and soon the fantasy leagues we know and love will all be Holds+Saves leagues, because this is a shizzshow.  I haven’t dropped Givens, because he did seem destined for the save, until shizz happened in the 9th on both days.  I will now laugh myself into a crying fit that I own an Orioles’ reliever who I’m justifying reasons to hold.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as the O’s managed to work his bat into the lineup while still playing Rio Ruiz, which brings me to, how can the O’s not work Nunez and Ruiz into the same lineup every day?

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Yankees fans watching their team struggle against the O’s, but still happy because Sonny Gray got rocked is the most Yankees fan thing ever.

Yu Darvish – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER with seven walks.  He threw 57 pitches before a ball was put into play.  57 is also the varieties of Heinz.  Heinz is a sauce.  And Yu was throwing like a man who was sauced.  See, makes perfect sense.  Darvish’s start could’ve went worse, he could’ve ran Javier Baez over with the bullpen cart.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, and his 1st homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  I told you he was a sleeper! *under breath* Twelve years ago.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .455.  Hot schmotato alert!

Lucas Giolito – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  As they say, “It always clicks on the 43rd career start.”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .364, which is *raspberries lips*  Yoan Moncada (2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) is hitting .462.  Now we just need our boy, Eloy (0-for-4, hitting .182).

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 3 ER as he entered the 7th inning.  Okay, either MLB managers think 1st-week-of-the-season games are only seven innings long, or there’s no closers this year.  Ian Kennedy closed Saturday’s game, then afterwards Ned Yost said, “Kennedy and Wily Peralta were his favorites for saves. Also, I’m retiring after this year so who gives a fu–”

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Mean’s while, the guy who owns Matt Shoemaker in your league is in 1st.  Fantasy Baseball:  When You Want Your Hobby To Cause You Stress.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (4).  20-year-old Grey, “How sexy is that shot girl at Senor Frog’s?”  40-year-old Grey, “How sexy is Treat Urner and how he can hit a ball 400 feet and steal 70 bags?”

Sean Doolittle – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the blown save, though he was an escape goat as he got the vulture win.  Why does it feel like this year a fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!) who owns a handful of closers is going to win this year’s Rolaids Award for taking the most Rolaids during the year?

Francisco Lindor – Will visit with an ankle specialist in Green Bay on Monday.  I thought Green Bay was only known for their chiropractor, Dr. Wince Lumbardi.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks.  Okay, so the Indians’ lineup is an abomination, but that’s definitely a start that’s got my attention.  The Streamonator hates his next start, and I can understand why, so it’s a wait and see on Odorizzi for now, but I’m definitely a cyclops with a monocle.

Michael Pineda – 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks in 40 pitches, as he was pulled because the Twins know that at any point Pineda will revert to a piñata.  I keed.  He was on a pitch count.  Be interesting to see what Pineda can do against an actual major league lineup.

Trevor May – 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered the 7th inning and was vamos’d after two batters.  Those mumblings of May as the closer?  They’re now grumblings.  Blake Parker and Taylor Rogers are currently in the committee, but I like Blake Parker to emerge.  Or submerge, as in my head into a sink of ice cubes like something Nicholas Cage would do if he were trying to figure out bullpens.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Real question:  Have the Tigers recorded a run yet this season?  The Jays pitchers are not this good.

Freddy Galvis – Out with lower back tightness.  Galvis had played in 162 games in each of the previous two seasons.  In related news, Cal Ripken Jr. called up Gregg Zaun to say, “I’m sorry about all of those wedgies.  I was just stressed about Freddy Galvis.”

Trent Thornton – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Matt Moore – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Can I just take one moment to say how awful the Jays’ and Tigers’ lineups are?  The top of the Jays’ lineup is Danny Jansen, Brandon Drury and Justin Smoak.  On some teams, all of those guys would a nine-hole hitter.  The Jays would get swept in a best of seven series vs. their Triple-A team.  Thornton’s projections on the Prospectonator don’t look awful — 8+ K/9, low-4 ERA.  His delivery looks like someone off-screen is singing the Hokey Pokey, which might be why he usually throws every seven to eight days vs. every fifth day.  For now, I’m interested in AL-Only leagues, but having a hard time of imagining him on a mixed league team of mine.

Spencer Turnbull – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the BJs, who suck.  I hope you didn’t buy into the Turnbullsh*t.

Bryse Wilson – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  I’m just going to leave this Fresca on the counter of this al-Qaeda-owned bar and head to the bathroom.  Can you watch my drink for me?  *four hours later*  That’s weird, that guy looks like he’s wearing my kidney as a hat…AHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Kyle Wright – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 walks, 4 Ks.  Hard to draw massive conclusions about the Braves starters because they were in The House Where Greg Luzinski Ate, but, yeah, kinda meh.  On a related note, the NL East is stacked.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-forp3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Shoot the entire Phillies lineup directly into the veins of my fantasy teams.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Worth every penny so far, which the Phils fans have been showing by preparing rolls of pennies to throw at him.

Alex WoodReds said the original timetable of a mid-April return was “a little aggressive” for Wood, which sounds like a #metoo teachable moment.

Sonny Gray – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 mound visits and 1 start that’s going to be tough to blame on the Yankees.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not bad for a guy who was so discounted in drafts that when you clicked to draft him the draft software was prompted to say, “Are you sure you don’t mean Trevor Richards?”

Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This is hilarious in a very un-hilarious type way.  The other day someone asked Rudy while his projections don’t like Woodruff at all and mine do.  So, he said, “Grey’s not taking into account Woodruff pitched better in middle relief.”  I replied, “That’s not true.”  That’s classic underestimating of Grey.  Instead of saying something like, “My projections discount Woodruff more than Grey, because mine don’t think Woodruff can bring his new pitches he used in middle relief to the rotation.”  Or maybe, “Grey thinks the two pitches Woodruff began throwing in middle relief last year will be carried into the rotation.”  Nope!  Rudy says Grey’s not taking something into account.  Even though in part of the 750 words I wrote for Woodruff this preseason, I said, “He had a 2.03 ERA (2.34 xFIP) and 11.5 K/9 as a reliever, and 6.32 ERA (5.10 xFIP), 7.5 K/9 as a starter.”  And that’s me taking Woodruff’s middle relief into account!  I told you, hilarious!

Corbin Burnes – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Mr. Burnes was egggggggcellent.  This was his first career start, and his first nine outs were all Ks.  His fastballs were 95-96 MPH and his sliders were hitting spots away and…boing!  Not to throw a wet towel in the hamper for some enthusiasm damper, but it’s hard to imagine him avoiding bumps on the way to being a top 50 starter.  To mention another starter who had his debut, Paddack will be better this year, but Burnes will be ownable, and you should try to find room for him.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, tying the MLB record for most consecutive games with a homer to start the year.  Gonna go out on a limb and say if he hits a home run every game this year, he’s going to repeat as MVP.

Dakota Hudson – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  This was a tough start in The Park Once Known As Miller, but, even in deep leagues, I want to see something from Hudson before trusting him.  Or her.  The name Dakota always throws me off.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Au Shizz!  *a tumbleweed rolls through his sell window, I pop my head up*  I still think he’s a sell.  *a thrown rock just misses my head*

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Colonel Mustard did it with the hammer!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Wacha was overshadowed by Burnes, but that’s not to throw shade at him.  Play on words points!

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Solid start vs. the Los Angles Is 45 Minutes North If There’s No Traffic And There’s Always Frickin Traffic Anaheim Angels, but he gets the Sawx next and the Streamonator isn’t having it, and I can see why.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Finally, Frankie Montas is out of the shadow of co-star Bryan Cranston!  This start was against the Angels who have Trout and nothing.  The Ghost of The Sciosciapath won’t even let David Fletcher get starts over La Stella; I’m cry-snorting WTF.  As for Montas, he’s had huge K years in the minors, but that hasn’t translated to the majors yet.  Emphasis on yet.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  On a scale of 1 to 10, how surprised would you be to find out Khris Davis is actually a machine that was made to hit homers and .247?  I’m at about a 5.

Zack Godley – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  How about that bounce back tho?  Amiright?

Ildemaro Vargas – 1-for-5, 1 run.  Really hoping Eduardo Escobar just had a random day off and he’s not in some kind of whacko platoon with the Wild Seas of Vargas.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer, but really, like, his 62nd homer.  Like a middle-aged man, Belly and belts go hand-in-hand.

Walker Buehler – 3 IP, 5 ER and zero Ks after only pitching once in Spring Training.  Okay, now I’m concerned.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  After putting together a wretched spring, he looked.  Dot dot dot.  Not bad.  I’ve seen better.  I’ve seen worse.  I’m still in.

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  This weekend Yandy is a mover of mountains and up fantasy boards. His muscles have little Gold’s Gyms built on them, but, until this weekend, it seemed like he had those air muscles that looked good in a Speedo, but couldn’t hit a home run.  So far, that’s not been the case, and, if he’s playing every day, he’s a guy I’d try to add in all leagues.  Hot schmotato alert!

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Awaken the sleepers!

Yonny Chirinos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Think I might like Yonny more than just what the Streamonator says, but I don’t think it matters for right now because he gets the Giants next and would start him everywhere.

Collin McHugh – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Someone should ask someone who doesn’t trust Woodruff to keep gains made in middle relief last year, why should we trust McHugh to do exactly that?  By the way, I trust Woodruff and McHugh, so I’m not the one to ask.

Nick Margevicius – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st career MLB start and 1st start above High A ball.  The Padres weren’t kidding when they said they wanted to get younger.  They’re gonna be fielding sonograms soon.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Just threw my TV through the window for only owning Chris Paddack in 6 of 10 leagues.  Doode looked so money he’s replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  *singing totally off-key*  “Samardzija is…a…Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo…”

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Just Dong because it’s never too early to smack a dong and get it on.

Rick Porcello – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  You do not want any part of the M’s right now.  Even if Domingod isn’t hurting you, he’s in your peripheral vision messing with your head.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The Never Narvaez people must be wishing they were never Never Narvaez.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer.  Knew I should’ve went with him over Trout.

Hunter Strickland – Hit the IL with a lat strain that will knock him out at least a couple of months.  In his place saving games for the Mariners will be *looks around the bullpen, freezing up, stares at the camera light* Inner monologue, “Damn, I’ve been gearing up for someone to ask me…Gearing up…Gearing…”  Blurts out, “Cory Gearrin!”  However, on Sunday, he got the save opportunity, walked the bases loaded and was relieved by Chasen Bradford, who got the save.  Also, they have Rosscup, which sounds like a frat game that involves Solo cups and Ross Perot — “Ross, put on your pants and stop ruining elections!”  Anthony Swarzak returns on April 2nd and is my favorite for saves in Seattle while Strickland is out.  Finally, Rumblelow got Saturday’s save, but he’s actually a name for a backyard wrestling tournament.  “Welcome back to the Rumblelow!  We’re brought you by my dad’s accounting business — He’s Quicken to the point!  In our next match, it’s Willie “The Homeless Man From 7-11 Parking Lot” vs. The Masked Accountant, who looks a lot like my dad.”

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NoOne Special
NoOne Special
3 years ago

12 team h2h which side.
Nola/chapman
Marquez/Lindor

NoOne Special
NoOne Special
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

sorry matt chapman

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Joe Kelly. Jesus.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

Pandas gonna Panda.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Watching this Giants / Dodgers game, Urías looks filthy. Glad I picked him up.

What would you guess his innings limit will be?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

That breaking ball is nasty.

Luxky Dog
Luxky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Plus changeuo to a lefty too with a runner at 2nd. So 3 plus pitches. 77 pitches & 5 might be it. Wonder when they’ll shut him down.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

He’s one of thoe rare guys who makes pitching look easy.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

He was throwing all 3 pitches in every count to either R or L.he got a K on a 84 mph curve in the middle of the plate. Urías don’t GAF.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

can I labrium transplant with Andujar? I’m barely using mine…

League with walks and OPS on top of standard five

In a vacuum would you rather have Franco, K. Calhoun, or Adam “I have an everyday job” Jones?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 years ago

Wacha or T. Williams?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

H2H category league….Which SP do you like the most from this group of FAs….Peacock, McHugh, Burnes, Pineda, Wacha, K Gibson or Chirinos? Also, my RPs are looking suspect. I have Robertson, Hicks and Kimbrel. Would you drop any for Colome, Strop or Barnes? Please let me know what your Greydar is telling you. Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Matt Barnes or Jacob Barnes?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Matt Barnes

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

ACHNA MATATA BABY!!!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Er, ACUNA

Damn these sausage fingers!

Luxky Dog
Luxky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I could pick up Maeda? I won’t start him but it would complete my team name. I tried to trade for Moncada but the owner wouldn’t bite. I explained that it was critical to my team name but somehow that didn’t sway him.

Sad Souzaphone

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

In OBP, Schoop or McNeil?

I never intended to draft Schoop but someone sniped Shaw from me so yeah, now I have Schoop and hate it.

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

I need a 3B but have
DJ Lemahieu and Ryon Healy about to get eligibility.
Right now I have Lamb.
I also need a little pitching help.
Should I drop Lamb for
Seranthony
Anibal
Or
Trevor Williams
While they are still available?
Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

damn, doesn’t Pete Alonso know if he doesn’t at least hit 1 double a game he risks getting sent down in favor of Todd Frazier when he returns?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Damn Story’s last 3 games have been rough – 0/12 with 6 Ks – he needs to be on that Bellinger diet

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Alonso got my memo

Ferris
Ferris
3 years ago

NL-only so hitters are very hard find

Would you trade any one of
Jake Lamb
Mikael Franco
Frenmil Reyes
For
Greinke?

The replacement bat would be a wrong side of the platoon type or a neil walker type

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Looking at a few trade scenarios.

Have some concerns about the ability to pitch deep into game and IP limitations for Buehler and Flaherty and counting stats (K/QS) they can provide me over the course of the season.

I think the Cards let Flatherty pitch more than the Dodgers will let Buehler so I want to see what I can get for him.

My lineup in a shallow 10-team standard 5×5 redraft roto.

1B Voit
2B Schoop
3B Shaw
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Hoskins (will be 1B eligible soon)
UTIL Modesi
UTIL Robles
BENCH Rosario

SP Clevinger, Buehler, Flaherty, Marquez
RP Barnes, Giles, Leclerc
BENCH Freeland, Strahm

Would you give up:

1. Buehler for Berrios or Wheeler?
2. Buehler and Rosario for Baez?
3. Buehler and Strahm for Carrasco ?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What about #1 and #3? Would you do either based on my roster or hold?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

Who do you want ROS in a 10-team shallow standard roto redraft league for counting stats?

Voit or Alonso
Glasnow or Strahm

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Perfect Game
3 years ago

sStrahm shit the bed in his start and answered my question for me.

Urias looks awesome tonight. His stuff is electric.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
3 years ago

best franchy replacement in NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. 10 team h2h.
C molina
1B freeman
2B mcneil
SS gone varnish
3B franco
MI wong
CI kang
OF (4) rhysus (1B), bader, conforto, harper
util (1) kike (every position but 3B and C)
BN franchy
options: mini donkey, prado, r.herrera, o’brien, jd davis, lagares (he can’t be the answer), panik, fowler (i had just owned him after the draft for one day, dropped for sandy for yesterday’s spot start for me, now of course holding sandy)

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
3 years ago

y.munoz also an option. but he gets less at bats than probably at least most of that group.

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Well that’s something you don’t see everyday. Hendriks gives up an unearned leadoff Home Run.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dropped pop up in foul territory. Followed by a 79MPH BP changeup right down the can traveling 420 feet to right center.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

My first scoring complaint of the season: runners that reach due to a dropped third strike should not count as earned runs if they come around to score.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

stupid espn confusing me

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No, espn took them off.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

How about Kike over Voit? I’ll soon have Hoskins at 1B and many good outfielders to fill the void (Voit?)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

K-aleb Smith, amiright?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

I’m starting to think I should drop all my pitchers and just grab the Marlins staff and stream one other best matchup everyday to try and pick up wins.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
3 years ago

we should’ve known the reds wouldn’t actually walk the walk when it came to winning. winker benched now 2 days in a row (unless injured this makes no sense. against a righty today)

meanwhile franchy has popped back up as the righty side starter at depthcharts but not in real life. 1 start all year so far. margot is actually back starting though. 15 team roto dynasty can attempt getting o’neill with stanton out but having this offense, which other player should i obtain over franchy (it’s probably just JBJ)
this many BN bats from still having enough SP to hit the not huge innings cap
C barnes (2B)
1B cron
2B mcneil
SS bregman (3B)
3B baez (SS)
LF desmond (1B, being benched from TRON numbers till he hits in COL, well WAS till stanton went out)
CF bader (RF)
RF judge
util (2) laureano (CF), nunez (2B/3B)
BN astudillo (3B/C), franchy (CF/LF)

DL: cespedes, stanton

best franchy replacement: belt (1B/LF), d.smith, schebler (all OF), teoscar (LF/RF), gordon (LF)

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
3 years ago

forgot if i win o’neill i would already have the 2 LF’ers (desmond, o’neill (fowler just did something to himself), so add in these as options over franchy: JBJ, candelman, bour, hanram, k.calhoun, choi, reddick

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: sagnof. drop archie bradley for parker, kennedy or wily peralta? or just hold and wait for holland to implode?

gracias.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

We’re in on The Shoe at home to the O’s later this week, right? The SON certainly is.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hopefully he can, er, cobble together a QS for me!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My opponent has him, so I can’t say I’m 100% dedicated to that cause.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The early season is not the time for the QS :-(

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

Pitch count did for K-aleb too.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And maybe even more so this year with openers maybe becoming more of a thing and managers apparently becoming more happy with needing only 5-6 innings from a starter before going to the bullpen.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Clevinger + all CLE pitchers = the Degrom(s) of 2019. Filthyness with zero run support/wins.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Freakin Stanton!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

NFBC razz (tears) and I’m in first right now haha

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ya I have him in a few of those too.
I missed line up lock stupid early game!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is he hurt too?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Have you watched that show Black Monday?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh damn just saw that too.
Black Monday ha

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

Coming for you Frank

–Diamond Dogs

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Gigorilla
3 years ago

Nice. My team is in shambles!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Who is best choice for Minnesota saves? I currently have Trevor May — should I hold or drop for Parker or Rogers?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
3 years ago

It is still Miller Park for this and next. AFI or AMFAM or whatever = stupid. Will always be Miller Park, even to your 10 young followers on TwittBook.

What is with the big teeth flashing every where, and I don’t mean AOC’s. Half the posts are “Grey — I agree with Big Teeth”. I enjoy his work, but c’mon, he is hogging your show.

Lastly — is it just early or what, but does there appear to be more young SP’s ready to break through this year? Pads, Brew, Atl, etc. Talent or salary? Interesting.

BTW — your week end recaps are the best — 2-3 days of info in one column. Thanks.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No Doubt (not the band) DT is smart – I read his stuff, but when I google/duckduckgo Donkey Teeth I get pictures of — wait — donkey teeth.

When I search for Grey Albright, I find all sorts of things — a zen master on a mountaintop watching the sun rise, then set, a prolific sports expert, seeker of older women, author, etc. Pages and pages……….

Just saying.

Is DT Gilbert Gottfried turned baseball junkie?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Wong or Kiki?

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

Hey Grey nice to see these daily’s once again. And I do own Daniel lol. I was offered an interesting deal today in my 8 team league. My Yelich for his Trout. Here’s the facts: Yelich salary $25 Trout $62. Trouts not a keeper at that price. Yelich I don’t think keeps up this pace,including last year all season. He will end up hurt (bad back) I’m thinking Yelich salary just under espn average but not worthy of a keeper spot next season. I’m thinking take the offer and just roll with Trout.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

my moves in a 10 teamer h2h are limited. 47 left for ROS

I own burns. Would you drop him for Arrieta, Rodon, Matz, Pineda or Musgrove…or just save the move and stay put?

Thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto with OBP. Saves league, no holds.

I’ve got Lourdes at 2B with Lowrie on the bench — no room at the DL Inn.

1) Drop Gurriel Jr. for Wong or Moncada?

2) Drop Lowrie for Burnes or SAGNOF (Minter – DL)?

3) Continue to hold Betances? Currently my RPs are Miller, Holland, Kennedy, Swarzak (DL).

Thanks in advance.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, u think Moran is worthy in a 12 team league at util?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Clevinger dealing…7 k’s though 4. Loved his value in the middle rounds this year. Hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I had him last year. He had flashes. What really impressed me is the last AB agaunst Engel. After getting ahead 1-2 with LeBeef on 1st, he missed close twice. Last year that was 100% guaranteed to be a walk. This time he k’d Engel looking.

9 k’s through 5 on 85 pitches. 2 BB.

Run support may be a challenge though. Could be this year’s deGrom (in terms of wins. which is fine for where he was drafted)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Right?

Also hot damn, 7 IP, career high 12 is & a 1-0 lead.

Go us!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Well that was short lived.

Sad souzaphone.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That bullpen is an embarrassment of a mockery of a joke.

Gah!

Luxky Dog
Luxky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It was a miracle they scored 1 run. The Indians are like hannukah – they’ll score 1 run a game for 7 games.

Like getting a pair of socks & a new trapper keeper on consecutive days. Oy!

Y thou
Y thou
3 years ago

Wendle was just dropped. Would you stash him over Strickland? I’m not hurting for closers at the moment.

Geoff
3 years ago

Everywhere I turn I’m surrounded by Morans! Seriously I own this guy in every dynasty league. Thank god the Kang got rung.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Are you a Mor-man?

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Guys they are drooling over right now on XM now that season has started.

Bellinger
Yelich
Baez
Domingo Santana

And Wong

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Taking JD third and Verlander 12th

Uglee
Uglee
3 years ago

I’m torn, I want to grab Domingo Santana… But not sure if anyone is worth dropping for the add… Thoughts? 12 team, 3 OF, H2H scoring.

Cervelli
Goldy
Cano
Devers
Tatis
Bellinger
D Peralta
Jimenez
K Davis
Bregman

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

No idea who to add:

Goodrum, LeMahieu, Chris Taylor

Tay Tay
Tay Tay
3 years ago

This might be tough to gauge at this point in the season, but which player do you think produces more fantasy points at the end of the year? (Head to Head/Roto Point scoring)

Goodrum
McNeil

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

Taylor Rogers or Chad Green? ERA/WHIP/K/SV+0.5 HOLDS

Db
Db
3 years ago

Brett Gardner vs Detroit and one game in Baltimore

Meadows vs Bettis, Freeland, Marquez

Hampson vs stanek, snell, Morton

De shields vs peacock, verlander, cole, Matt Harvey

Pinder vs price, sale, eovaldi

Pick 3 to start leaning Gardner, Hampson, pinder

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago

Wong with another hr. You buying in?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Aardvark
3 years ago

I would if the Rockies ever put Murphy on the fucking IL already

knucks
knucks
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

Looks like they just did, at least according to Rotowire. Now w/ the clowns over at ESPN (at least for me, dunno about you PC) it could be some time still.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

Guys they are drooling over right now on XM now that season has started.

Bellinger
Yelich
Baez
Domingo Santana

And Wong

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Worth a shot that he keeps it going. My only other 2nd baseman is villar. Thanks grey

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No I was between picking up Musgrove or Wong. I WAsnt in real need of another starter and I figured Wong could maybe end up being my starter over villar

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Villar HR right on que

Big league choo
Big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

Was offered to me

My Goldy/cano/laureano for Stanton/j Bradley/sandy alcantrara

Stanton could be done for year, burn locked in to that’s Paton and lineup which side?

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He could be done for the year, most likely not…but he is locked in the middle of ny park/lineup for the next 4-5 years

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  big league choo
3 years ago

Would Rosario and Corbin be a better return than Stanton ?

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  big league choo
3 years ago

Would Rosario and Corbin be a better return than Stanton ?

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I traded him laureano/Goldy for Stanton/bell/alcantrara

I can handle bell at the CI spot and laureano would be cut soon have bader Andrew him platooning with ohtani coming back.

JC
JC
3 years ago

I put feelers out to trade Buehler
I have offer of Matt Chapman. Would leave me w rotation of
Marquez
Lucchesi
Eovaldi
Matz
Burnes
Woodruff
Chapman would move Shaw, Muncy or Eduardo Escobar to my bench…Don’t need a bat, but if it’s time to sell Buehler before his value plummets…
Take offer or hold?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Would you want Kike Hernandez over Piscotty? I’m feeling tempted by his multi-position eligibility especially since I’m rostering too many outfielders and looking toward a trade in a couple of weeks.

Christopher Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
3 years ago

Almighty Grey!

Which side you like better?

Bellinger & Trevor Richards

Gerrit Cole & AJ Pollock

Schwab
Schwab
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Last year with ESPN, you could see which hitters were active prior to the game. This year, I’m not seeing it. Is there something ESPN changed or something I need to change my settings? Thanks for any help.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Schwab
3 years ago

Grey mentioned he’s out on ESPN.

But I know what your talking about and its not just you. I’ve reached out to the @ESPN support account on twitter and it looks like alot of others have too. Got a pretty generic response back about how they are working on features that will be added throughout the season.

The larger prob for my leagues is not being able to see a Games Played or Innings Pitched/Games Started Pace. You can use the ESPN app to see how many you’ve started or used, but you can’t see anything related to it at all on the website.

Schwab
Schwab
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Thank you

DB
DB
3 years ago

maeda @colorado
Straham vs Arizona and @stl
Corbin burnes vs Chicago Cubs

Pick one

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: apologies in advance for the “hows the team” post, but we had a late draft yesterday and clearly i wasnt hugged enough as a child. 12 team, weekly roto two keeper league plus one minor leaguer keeper. worrying its a bit too “upsides-y”, especially the pitching. thoughts?

C – Grandal
1B – Voit
2B – McNeil
3B – Bryant
SS – Story
OF – Acuna
OF – Springer
OF – Conforto
DH – Treat
SP – Flaherty, Clevinger, Lucchesi, Glasnow, Gibson
RP – Yates, W Smith

Bench Bats – McMahon, Senzel, Vlad Jr, Royce Lewis
Bench Pitchers – Matz, Peralta, Caleb Smith, Bradley, Kimbrel, Taylor Rogers

Thoughts?

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Need to pick up one for a utility spot

Domingo Santana or Pete Alonso

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Chris
3 years ago

I predict Grey would say Domingo since there are no playing time concerns – god knows what the Mets are gonna do when Frazier & Lowrie are healthy

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

yandy or bird assume they both play every day

Db
Db
3 years ago

Brett Gardner vs Detroit and one game in Baltimore

Meadows vs Bettis, Freeland, Marquez

Hampson vs stanek, snell, Morton

De shields vs peacock, verlander, cole, Matt Harvey

Pinder vs price, sale, eovaldi

Pick 3 to start leaning Gardner, Hampson, pinder

Batster
Batster
3 years ago

I wasnt looking to make a trade but was offered one.
Side A: walker bueller, goldy, and starling marte
Side B: aaron nola, JD Martinez, and AJ pollock
Thoughts?

Batster
Batster
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks grey. Really enjoy your website.

Geoff
3 years ago

Rudy! How are you going to underestimate Grey?!?!? Not only did he write it we talked about Woodruff for like 20 minutes two weeks ago on the podcast. I’m sure you were listening as you always do.

Also Chris Sale is done set fire to your teams!!!!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’s still trying to figure out how to justify Greinke.

cg
cg
3 years ago

Grey- Woodruff got the win, Burnes did not. Woodruff gave up 2 runs, Burnes gave up 4. I might be with you that Burnes> Woodruff, but the way you presented those back to back when Woodruffs line was actually better seems very funny. Woodruff is the 223rd overall and Burnes is the 369th overall. Namely, neither pitcher was that good, and tbh wins are a lot more valuable than K per 9 because every single pitcher in the entire MLB now strikes out 10 per 9, and you can fill any lineup with elite strikeout rp for free.

cg
cg
Reply to  cg
3 years ago

Now I get that wins are garbage, but they are very important for fantasy baseball garbage. Both hurt your whip, neither helped ERA but 1 hurt your era! One helped your K’s one didn’t hurt your K’s. I just dropped Woodruff for Burnes as well…but I just thought you comparing two lines when one was clearly better seems funny.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  cg
3 years ago

Is this a goddamn Sesame Street riddle?

cg
cg
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

One of these lines is not like the other, one of these lines just doesn’t belong.

5ip, 12k, 4er 7 baserunners

5ip 5ks 2er 7 baserunners 1W

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  cg
3 years ago

Well to hell with Grey for putting their blurbs next to each other because they’re on the same team.

cg
cg
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I always wonder about the comments in these articles. I am not disagreeing – I think Burnes>Woodruff.

The entire point was the implication of the blurbs, that Burnes line was better than Woodruffs, when it demonstrably incorrect, and Woodruffs line was better.

If it was prefaced by saying he would like Burnes more going forward, hell, I agree. He called Burnes egggggcellent and Woodruffs blurb was negative. I guess you shouldn’t come to a site daily and complain, point taken. But this would be akin to saying : 2-3 with a 1rbi+HR + 1r>2-3 w 3rbis, 1SB 3r. They are different lines, but one is better than the other and it is incorrect to call the worse one better especially when they come from the same baseline (5ip, 7 baserunners)

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In my 10 NL only keeper, I spent 14 for Hunter Renfro and he looks like a fifth outfielder. Not much on the wire, the best is Pete O’Brien? Should I stay or should I go?

Just for fun, I took your advice and FAAB overbid $21 for Pete Alonso and $15 for Chris Paddack. Alonso went for $30, but no one bid on Paddack, so under this new system we’ve got called Vickery, I got him for $1. I will take that outcome every day of the week.

BTW, as I’m typing this I’m listening to your Pod where you’re talking about Renfro in your NL only. The wrinkle is I can pick up Pete O’Brien instead of nobody. Not very happy.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The latest OF pickup in my league is Jarrod Dyson. It is just nasty playing in these leagues.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, that’s the guy who picked up Dyson. I’m kinda obsessed with that league because I’m going for a four-peat, or whatever that is called.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

And I’m the idiot who took Daniel Murphy and now I’m going with Neil Walker.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

And one last thing. The guy who picked up Alonso had to drop Schebler so he’s FAAB. Do you think he keeps his job or does Senzel take it away when he comes out the DL?

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
3 years ago

Wendle DL. Add Lowe or Y Diaz as spec bench add?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Robert Schroeder
3 years ago

diaz

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Robert Schroeder
3 years ago

diaz

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? I like my SP staff in a 12-teamer (i.e., Sale, Bauer, Wheeler, Lucchesi, Gausman, Woodruff, Keller, and German), but think it could get better. I have Hader, Robertson, Alvarado, and Colome as closers and don’t need 4 in the league I’m in.

I offered Robertson for Paddack. Is that fair? What type of starter should I be targeting with Robertson?

Happy Monday!