Daulton Varsho was called up by the Diamondbacks. His numbers in the minors are gorge, as in they will engorge you. 18/21/.301 in Double-A, and he’s a catcher. Oh…*climbs to top of world’s tallest stack of pancakes*…kay. Yo, Varsho, you the greatest living catcher ever? Varsho! Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “Prospects don’t get much rarer than Daulton Varsho. My estimated time for his arrival says late 2020, but that might be dependent upon Arizona deciding to stop developing him as a catcher. He struck out just 13.9 percent of the time while walking in 9.3 percent of his plate appearances. That along with his .301/.378/.520 slash line and 159 wRC+ in a decent pitching environment suggests he might be ready for the leap to MLB pitching right now. Can Grey take a leap?” Not cool, man. I haven’t been this excited for a catcher since I married my Cougar. My guess is he plays DH, since the DBacks ditched Kevin Cron, and already have Total Request Live and Rock the Vogt to catch. Playing time could be an issue, which is why I didn’t grab Varsho in every league, but I did try him in one very shallow league, knowing I can just drop him if he doesn’t work out. Yo, do you even lift, bro? Also, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, which you could already be reading if you subscribe to our Patreon. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kris Bubic – Announced as Royals’ Friday starter. He’s yet to throw above High-A, so, ya know, totally normal season we’re having when he’s a team’s third starter. Prospect Itch had him ranked in his top 150 fantasy baseball prospects (barely), and I’ve seen him compared to real-life number fours, which is something, I guess. I like what Prospect Mike said about him last year, “Mr. Bubic would be a fantastic name for a substitute teacher. Just close enough to a funny word to incite chortles, giggles, snickers, and the like. I will call him Mr. Boobdick. He’s not much different than the other two (Royals’ prospect arms)…average stuff, 2018 draftee, mid-rotation upside…” And that’s me quoting PM! I’m only interested in AL-Only for now.

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Streamonator hates his next start in Wrigley, and not to get wiggly (hehe) about my enjoyment of this Singer, but that’s a no from me, dawg.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–breathe, Grey, breathe! Holy crap, I almost lost it there for a second. When the Royals signed Matheny, was Rosenthal the player to be named later? Appears that you can move on from Ian Kennedy, which is what I say as soon as Kennedy gets a save.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer. This game was called in the 8th inning when Miggy was taking close to an hour to round the bases. I kid, but I’m sure Manfred’s considered it.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer and 8th homer in two games and holy hot schmotato! Grab him if he’s available in your league. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now.

John Means – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the IL. If you need a starter and pick up Means, it’s called reverting to the Means. Don’t do it.

Rio Ruiz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250. The river runs through…Ruiz! Welp, working on that still. So, I grabbed Ruiz in my RCL because he’s been hot and I randomly dropped Colin Moran and Yaz Jr. Jr., so karma was kind to me. Thanks, Karma Ragusa.

Hanser Alberto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .400. Hanser? I don’t even knows her! The ‘knows” is key. Looking for a guy who could hit .350 in a short season? May as well call him Hanser Arraezto.

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 4 ER. Just Abolish Happ.

Gleyber Torres – Hit by a pitch on the elbow and left the game and…wait, where’s the update? Shoot, where did I put it? People are going to be so scared during this rambling stall when all they want to hear is Gleyber is going to be fine. Oh, there it is. He’s fine. Elbow contusion.

Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Can’t hurt to have the Yankees play games against the Orioles, then face today the Northeast Orioles of Boston.

Jose Leclerc – Hit the 45-day IL, which should be called the “We ain’t getting 45 more days lol.” Rangers beat writer, who I trust, says Jonathan Hernandez would be in line for saves, but Nick Goody did get 1st save — Goody got it! — so…I don’t know. I flip-flopped back and forth on these two, decided not to be bothered, but I guess Hernandez has worked the 8th innings. Speaking of which, MLB is saying soon there won’t be 8th innings anyway. No joke, they’re going to go to seven-inning doubleheaders to try to make up games. Totes normal season.

Anthony DeSclafani – Scheduled to start Saturday vs. the Tigers. He should be good to go about three innings in that start, then the Reds will be shut down for a week, then DeSclafani will throw the 1st game back for four innings and re-injure himself. Sorry, this crystal ball I got is good.

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Not 100% sure how much top guys’ value is going to change this year vs. 2021. If Acuña hits .175, I’ll prolly write it off, and still rank him in the top 5 next year. Bieber, though, homeboy could be the number one starter going into next year, and it’s only between him and Cole, and not sure anyone else is in the convo.

James Karinchak – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save. 1st of many I imagine. Francona would have to switch out his brain custard for marbles to go back to Brad Hand.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.64. Such a SHEThead. I said last week that Ray was a poor man’s Blake Snell. He’s looking more like Vince Velasquez in that you can’t dare to look at his statline without covering your eyes. Call him Wince Velasquez.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Insert Adam Sandler from Uncut Gems, “This is how I win.”

Corey Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Maybe this offseason I will get to the bottom of why Corey Seager gives me the mehs, but when I see his name it causes me to make that noise you make with your lips, when you’re dehydrated the morning after drinking. Corey Seager:  dry lip smacking.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. This homer is for the dreamers, the believers, and all the those that put their socks on first.

Ross Stripling – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Streamonator is a little iffy on Stripling’s next start, but hat does it know? Yesterday it only predicted a start of 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks. Yo, Machinehead, it was two Ks! Cmon!

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.80. My fantasy staffs are doing so well this year. Cut the first 100 games out of every season! This is heaven!

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2). Ding, ding, ding! Our first slam and legs of the year! I think this is the latest in the year it’s ever taken to get one, and, no, I’m not being sarcastic because it’s the last day of July. I mean, the 7th game of the season. Unless I missed one on Saturday when I don’t do roundups, but I don’t think I did. This is fascinating, huh? Okay, moving on.

Brandon Belt – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL. Recovered from a heel injury, sounds like Superfly after Piper’s Pit.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Giants’ offense is going to be supercharged like anyone in a horror movie who is in a tub with a radio playing precariously on the tub’s edge.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .423. Oh, yeah, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, since he’s the hottest schmotato in schmotato land.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Not close to returning, and the Red Sox have no reason to push him. Sadly, if you drafted Ed-Rod, hope he gets better, and drop him.

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Could slam my head into a wall for not drafting him in every league. He was staring at me in every draft around the time I draft a catcher (200+). Maybe if he wasn’t staring I wouldn’t have been uncomfortable. Yeah, it’s his fault!

Steven Matz – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.18. As is my wont, I watched a lot of this start, and Matz got a raw deal. He gutted out a 5+ inning start, when he could’ve bailed after four innings. Not trying to make excuses because I own him more than any other pitcher, but, aside from two ding-dongs to Vazquez, he looked decent, and the 2nd homer barely got out.

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.71, and bailed out big time by Sewald. The Mets traded their entire farm system for Edwin Diaz. Skull and clown emojis for infinity. Lugo or even Familia have to get next save chance.

Marcus Stroman – Will face live hitters on Friday. So, not Jed Lowrie.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.00. Hyun-Jin Ryu just can’t pitch in NL parks that are doubling as AL parks.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .321. Imagine not drafting Teoscar in every league. Imagine that. After I told you to. Why are you even reading this if you ain’t paying attention? Teoscar might be in this afternoon’s Buy. Honestly, I don’t remember. He should just be owned in 100% of leagues, and he’s been in the last two Buy columns.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer. After the game, he got on a Zoom call with his dad, who reprimanded him, “I told you to hit the ball with your elbow guard.”

Michael Taylor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Taylor H.A.M. By the by, you would’ve been better off drafting Michael Taylor in the 1st round instead of Juan Soto.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.54. I have a little crush on Yarbrough. Wonder if he’d be excited to receive a letter from me. *blushes* I’m too bashful!

Mike Foltynewicz – Outrighted to alternate training camp. For those slow on the uptake, this means not one single club wanted to bother with him, even though there’s some clubs who have literally two men in their five-man rotation. That is cold-blooded.

Max Fried – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31. Good thing you drafted Scherzer in the 2nd round. Huge difference.

Mike Trout – Taking paternity leave. It is important for him to have a quality couple of days with his child before he sends him off to a distant planet to avoid the Covidapocalypse in his home planet.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1) of the year. I hate to be the party pooper on a momentous occasion like our 2nd slam & legs of the year, but why can’t Ohtani just hit? Forget pitching this year.

Hansel Robles – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 20.25. Brush the breadcrumbs away from the bullpen so Hansel can’t find his way back to the mound. His velocity was down two miles per hour and can we just say closers can’t throw hard without proper ramping up of the season?

Jose Marmolejos – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Marmolejos is The Gypsy Kings favorite MLB player.

Shed Long Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .240. Shed looking more like an addition.

J.P. Crawford – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 steals, 2 legit, 2 quit. He’s hitting .375, and leadoff. He’s not named Jhot Pschmotato Crawford for nothing.

Zack Wheeler – All Jays and Phils weekend games were canceled. With the number of games the Phils are playing this year, they might only need Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. File under related to Spencer Howard, but not related to Ryan Howard. Games are canceled because Rob Manfred let Sunday’s game happen between the Marlins and Phils. This is not the Marlins’ fault. Protocols that were put in place say Sunday’s game should’ve been canceled. Instead, Rob Manfred allowed a Slack chat to determine game status. Days since Rob Manfred was a national disgrace: Zero.

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Sam
Sam
1 year ago

I have Robbie ray, drop him for Jordan Montgomery?

Chris R
Chris R
1 year ago

I’ve been singing marmolejos to the tune of the gipsy kings since the moment I drafted him… Of course my kid loves rewatching Sing! over and over….

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Varsho over McCann?

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

hey Grey painful question to ask but is Villar a drop in RCLs?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

Great stuff as always Grey. So, not to be left off the Madrigal bandwagon, I am thinking of adding him for one of my 45 Closers. I have the following drek:

W. Davis
Workman
Karinchak
Anderson
Drake
Burdy

Sorry, I threw up in my mouth. Drop any of them for a flyer on Madrigal? It is a 6X6 12 Team H2H Keeper League with Holds and OPS.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. I guess I could have also offered some of my SPs as options:

Weaver
Bassitt
Gallen
Howard

Thanks again Grey.

tjw4404
tjw4404
1 year ago

Drop Calhoun for Teoscar?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Which catcher moving forward:

Will Smith
Sal Perez
Wilson Ramos

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Now that Chapman’s been cleared, would you drop Britton for Karinchak or hold?

Thanks

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

ROS: Ohtani or Teoscar for utility?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I just heard that the White Sox purchased the contract of Nick Madrigal. I want to bring him up and drop Peraza. If I drop Peraza, it leaves me without a SS until the Jays and Phillies play. Should I drop Peraza?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

when will PHI and TOR play ball again?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

do you think I should pick someone up until they play or play a man short until then?

My choices are few:

Donovan Solano
Jose Iglesias
Orlando Arcia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Should I pick someone up until they get back or play a man short? My choices are:

Donovan Solano
Orlando Arcia
Jose Iglesias

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

ROS as Utility hitter: Christian Vazquez or Ohtani

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Grey,
Madrigal called up… him or G Lux? I have Lux in my bench and H Alberto as my 2B (16 team points league)

What do you think?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

JP
JP
1 year ago

Hoerner or Hampson going forward? Would you take both or K. Davis

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Drop McCutchen for Teoscar? Drop Bass for Karinchak? Thanks. How do you become Patreon?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Which C to grab?
Sean Murphy at T.Walker or
Mejia at Col(Grey)

Peter guigli
1 year ago

Non keeper I have Moncada,Abreu, Jimenez and Robert. All on same team. If COVID hits the white Sox. In a weekly league I could lose a 100 ab. A week. My question to you is should I sell one or maybe two at a slight discount.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

I have:

Robles on 4 teams. I’m not a big fan, but thought he was decent value for a 3 or 4 CL at around pick 180 or so.

Giles on 5 teams

Leclerc and Giles as 2 of my 3 closers on 1 team.

Not great Grey. Not great.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, with Madrigal called up whos the drop?
W.Calhoun
Happ
Hays
Kingery
Peraza

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

Maybe for the rest of this shortened season the Dodgers can give Bellinger and Brooklyn hat-he playing like a complete bum.

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

Am I crazy for thinking of starting Snell against O’s today?

Is Oscar Meracdo a dud for this year or should still hang on since it is early in season so to speak?

Think Oliver Drake survives a closer by committee for Rays?

Thanks

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Snell did not look great last start albeit only 2 innings.

What about another dud for catcher (Gary Sanchez). Dont ask why I drafted him as it was auto pick gone wrong haha.

Picked up Jonathan Hernadez to see if can get some saves from him or not

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

drop amed rosario or kingery for jp crawford?

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 year ago

My favourite funny of the article, “Maybe if he wasn’t staring I wouldn’t have been uncomfortable. Yeah, it’s his fault!”

Thanks for the laugh, Grey. I needed it after seeing where my teams are standing after last night…, er crumbling.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

after 1st week feeling good about my SP, even with Stroman & E-Rod likely out for much of the season. Corbin, Castillo, S. Gray, Lamet, Pearson, Weaver, May – should I try to trade 1 for a top SS?

My hitters are:

C – Kelly
1b – Freeman
2b – Gurriel Jr
3b – Chapman
Ss – Rosario
Of – Soto, Harper, Giancarlo
Util – Laureano, Mercado
Bn – Kingery, Hilliard, Madrigal

Thanks!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks Grey. Would you rather keep Corbin or Castillo?

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Drop Kimbrel for Burdi?

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

Which side do you like here Grey?

Urias/Mercado for Ramon Laureano/Trent Grisham

Thanks

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

A little dynasty league trade help, ceteris paribus.

A) Grisham + Beer for Machado

B) Hand for H. Dozier

C) Grisham + Lux for Wander

Thanks!

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
1 year ago

Drop Amed Rosario for Teoscar Hernandez?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Would you drop Gallegos and Nick Anderson for Karinchak. I currently have Gallegos on the IR so would have to drop both. Its a limited moves league so I hate to be wasting moves on saves speculation but this may be worth it although I have no faith in Kim holding the role in St Louis.

3mango
3mango
1 year ago

Are you still having Dreams about Corbin Burnes: https://razzball.com/corbin-burnes-2020-fantasy/
or is he a streamer at this point?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

gotcha. Thanks, as always!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

“My fantasy staffs are doing so well this year. Cut the first 100 games out of every season! This is heaven!”

Remember when I said I thought pitchers would be ahead of hitters?? Remember??

Well, you can call me Saint Sportive, and I’ll open up these pearly gates for you. Come on in.

Lurrrrrrveya!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I let you through these gates and this is how you talk to me????

Carlostopheles Martinezebub! Come, and take Grey back down with you!!!!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

W.Calhoun or I.Happ ros?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Edwin Diaz was dropped in my league..Add him? Drop Cueto?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I thought that was the right move. Diaz is to good not to figure it out and still young. He can just sit on my bench until ready, in a dynasty..Better on my team than an opponents..

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

Grey,
I got a trade offer or could go FAAB instead, For the rest of the year how do you rank these OF
Danny Santana
Wil Myers
Willie Calhoun
Tyler O’Neill
Yaz
Zimmer
A Garcia
Domingo Santana
Thanks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I’ll target them.
Would you trade Danny Santana for either Garcia or Domingo or push

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Have a great weekend

J-hova
J-hova
1 year ago

Great write up, agree with the Ohtani blurb. Seems like it’s a waste to pitch him right now. Thank you for referencing TRL, just started watching random clips on youtube to remind me of the good old days when Fred Durst was rapping about everyone meeting up on the sun.

Favor – probably should drop an SP to field a SS or 2b with Turner and most likely Hiura out. . Would you drop Plesac or Houser in a 10 team roto. Staff right now is, Biebs – Gray – Lamet – Maeda – Houser – Plesac.

Also a shoutout to everywhereblair who ranked Bieber #1 SP going into the season . I never draft an SP early but 6 were off the board when Bieber came to me in rd 4 so pulled the trigger and have no regretted it!

Darrell Lester
Darrell Lester
1 year ago

Cancellations becoming tough to manage. Teoscar worth holding onto in a daily league with shallow bench? I guess no different than a day to day injury. Other out for the weekend option to drop to clear up a roster slot and get some warm bodies would be Didi.

francisco
francisco
1 year ago

kenley jansen for brandon lowe? nobody wants jansen in my league and i need a bat

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

With Madrigal getting the callup, I can drop either Peraza or Edman to make room for other players. Which one to drop?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

HTH league with keepers, btw.

francisco
francisco
1 year ago

kenley jansen for brandon lowe? nobody wants my closer and best i can get is Lowe….thoughts?

Steeve
Steeve
1 year ago

Bundy breakout? Finaly?!? Trust him ?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Jake Arrieta 2.0. Get the fuck out of Maryland!

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

Got offer of Lindor for my Bregman. Both are off to slow starts and A typical of Bregman. Astros lineup deeper.

Do I keep Bregman or take Lindor? I’m fine with SB so I’m more concerned with the other counting stats.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

My berrios for his Chapman 5×5 obp dynasty

Still have decent pitching and I can stream some spots

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

But I still have not got my 1st win with the pitching staff. Lol

Kershaw on IL and Snell only pitching 2 innings has hurt but I also have Corbin and picked up Merrill Kelly and singer has looked pretty good

Let me know if I still should

Powdered Toast Man
Powdered Toast Man
1 year ago

Great round up Grey and as a Paetron member I appreciated the Buy list on Thursday as that is our weekly transaction day in one league.

Bullpens are a travesty. I had Giles, LeClerc and still have Workman in one league. Have Mr. Hand in another. All are save+ holds so I’m adding middle relievers as I can. Drake, Karen-check, I had Rosenthal but dumped him for Drake in one. What a cluster. Just keep moving and adding is the strategy?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Powdered Toast Man
1 year ago

Yeah this was my strategy going into the season – didn’t bother drafting any pitching till after I drafted all my bats because I had the feeling pitching was gonna be a constant carousel

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Start Garett Richards at Coors tonight?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

SON says his start is around -$30 – looks like a hard no

kelly leak
kelly leak
1 year ago

Good Morning Grey and Razzballers!
Please rank the following potential closers:

Hernandez (TX)
Rosenthal (KC)
Middleton (LAA)
Wittgren (CLE)
Williams (SEA)

Thank you and have a great weekend!

kelly leak
kelly leak
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you, Sir.

BigEasy
BigEasy
1 year ago

Rebuilding dynasty team. Safe to drop Khris Davis? Seems like he’s finished

TrickRey
TrickRey
1 year ago

Would you pick up Karinchak and drop any of Britton, Nick Anderson, Anthony Bass, or Nick Burdi in a 12 tm H2H 5×5 league with SV+H instead of saves?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

YOLO – Cards have the rona – though the language right now is “multiple members” so maybe not the players?

If this is W1 of the MLB season, giddy up for W2…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Yeah, looks like Dylan Carlson might not debut this weekend afterall. Losing DeJong and a Flaherty start tonight aint gonna help me at all. Wishing I had Bieber instead.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Who would’ve thought that the pitching strategy should’ve just been “Draft all the Cleveland guys”

FYI – Heyman is saying that if MLB finds that the Cardinals got the virus in Minnesota, Twins/Indians games will probably be impacted as well.

Also looks like another positive test for the Marlins as well – and the plan is to bus them all to Miami, while the rest of the team will travel on… this won’t end well

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

On the good news side – Phillies reported no new positives today, so yay!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This is crazy business. After the Juan Soto experience I have to wonder if the results are legit.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That is so f’d on so many levels. The whole thing is a bad joke. Its bad enough to base MLB decisions on bad tests, but when regular peoples businesses and livelihoods are impacted by crappy testing thats a whole ‘nother travesty.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Youre right, makes any difference if the tests are crap. There is so much misinformation and disinformation around how its spread and how its treated, that I cant help shake the feelings that it is a plan. This is what a sexual abusing kidnapper does to a hostage. F’s over their mind to create “Stockholm syndrome. “ Not a pretty scenario we are under.

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Best on the wire:
Choo, Hoerner, Kingery
Chironis, Matz, Kelly, Musgrove
IL: Giles, Dozier, Stroman

C- S Perez
CI- Cron, Suarez, K Seager
MI- Tatis, Story, McMahon
OF- Yelich, Laureano, Mercado, Bux, Brantley
DH: Ohtani (I know!)
Bench: Cesar Hernandez, Dannys, Akiyama
Stras, Hendricks, CMart, Odorizzi, Lester (streamer spot)

1. So many bench bats. Should I drop a few to grab some SP fliers?
2. Best IL stash?

Thank you.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Great.

Which 2 would you drop from Cesar, McMahon, Dannys, Akiyama

Umpy 70
Umpy 70
1 year ago

I just picked up Oscar! Love to see hes running too. Always nice to pick up your favourite teams players

Getting offers already for him like Spencer Howard.

Do i pull the trigger?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Umpy 70
1 year ago

Meh, if you need the pitching.

Umpy 70
Umpy 70
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey, not sure if you hear this not enough or too much, but you are the man!

I was just curious cause i need pitching unfortunately, and that waiver looks pretty thing in 12 team league…

Philomath
Philomath
1 year ago

Teoscar over hot schomato Jacoby Jones? Though I could roster both right now.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Philomath
1 year ago

Teoscar

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

If Vlad doesn’t get the ball in the air he’s going to be a dud.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Currently planning to drop O’Neill for Teoscar and Mercado for Yaz.

Grisham, Jacoby Jones, and JP Crawford also appealing options, and I have E Escobar and Dahl struggling as well.

Are my 2 current moves solid, or should I adjust plans at all?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

I’d grab Grisham instead of Yaz

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

Grey

Teoscar over Lourdes G Jr?
i’m now ready to drop “your” Krush Davis you told me to keep for so long….

0% avg :( !!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Nick
1 year ago

Teoscar

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Nick
1 year ago

Gonna disagree w/ DT and Grey. NFW Teoscar over Lourdes.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago

Omar Narvaez is 1-12. Drop him for Varsho? (5×5 roto – OBP)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago

Sure

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Drop Hand for Karinchak (10T 5×5)

Catcher question, ditch Mejia for Varsho? Mejia seems to have slipped into the weak side of the platoon.

Thanks.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Facing the same Hand/Karinchak question. I’m looking to handcuff instead for a few days by dropping B Reynolds instead for Karinchak; no telling how Francona’s gonna play that in the short term (he *should* give up on Hand in a short season, but….[shrugs]).

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Facing the same Hand/Karinchak question. I’m looking to handcuff for a few days by dropping B Reynolds instead for Karinchak; no telling how Francona’s gonna play that in the short term (he *should* give up on Hand in a short season, but….[shrugs]).

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Think I’d still keep Hand but don’t feel great about it…would try to roster both.

I’d keep Mejia for this Coors series.

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

Indians used a 6-man rotation first time through. Have you heard or read this is their plan for the season? If so, that will take away 2 starts for Bieber and Clevinger.

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

I think it’s still a five man, but because of the rain out they saw that they could line up their best three starters against Minnesota and went for it,

BadFantasyManager
BadFantasyManager
1 year ago

I just came here to say, as an owner of Hansel Robles, WHY DO MANAGERS PUT CLOSERS IN NON SAVE SITUATIONS!?!?

I wept a little the second I saw Robles was going to pitch in the 9th in a non-save situations…. I own Bieber too, and when Robles entered, I knew that all the effort that Bieber put for me to win in ERA this week was going to be useless (I play H2H)…..

Thanks for letting me express my feelings. Best page ever

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
1 year ago

Rank these guys for saves speculating? K. MIddleton (LAA), J. Hernandez (TEX), J. Chavez (TEX), J. Jeffress (CHC)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Dude at Dudes
1 year ago

Jeffress, Middleton

Thegreatbambino
Thegreatbambino
1 year ago

Drop Sano, Tucker or Buxton for Teoscar? 12 team points and position doesn’t really matter.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Thegreatbambino
1 year ago

I’d lose Tucker

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Garver is 2/13 has struck out 8 times.

Christian Vazquez is available. Do I drop Garver for him or hold?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

I’d hold for a couple more games

Will
Will
1 year ago

You forgot to mention Hudson getting the save for the Nats even though Doolittle was available.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Saw that and when I saw D Hudson picked up the save last night I immediately went and picked him up. You might be on to something about closers needing a full spring schedule in order to throw hard, Doolittle’s velo has gone from 93.5 last season to 90.9 so far this season.

fake name
fake name
1 year ago

is cristian javier actually good?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  fake name
1 year ago

Seems pretty good

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Jose Peraza is killing me offensively (2 errors and a CS just last night). Would you pick up Donovan Solano for Peraza? Thanks as always.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Eh, I’d hold

Ghost of Grady Little
Ghost of Grady Little
1 year ago

Weekly 5×5 League, start 2 SS-

Mondesi, Swanson, Hanser Alberto

Ghost of Grady Little
Ghost of Grady Little
Reply to  Ghost of Grady Little
1 year ago

This is for my MI and UT spots. Also have Braun available to play in the UT spot, but his playing time has been really spotty this week and seems banged up.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ghost of Grady Little
1 year ago

Mondesi and Swanson

Ghost of Grady Little
Ghost of Grady Little
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
1 year ago

Thanks DT.

Modesi has been cold to start. He better start running this week.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Thanks for saying what needed to be said about Manfred. He needs to get fired asap for so many reasons. I just hope letting the marlins and phillies play is the last mistake he is allowed to make.

Of course I am the same person who thought Dave Roberts finally did it to himself last year. I thought for sure he finally managed LAD out of the playoffs for the very last time. Wrong again.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

One play that probably got overlooked this week but did any one see Harpers bunt to beat the shift……..F.U Analystics.

https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/hxvqk0/bryce_harper_lays_down_a_beautiful_bunt_to_beat/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes

i was sitting with my family casually watching the game (I was not casually watching). I flipped out and pump fisted that bunt so hard. my brothers thought (still think) I am a weird guy – while that is true, they dont know anything. about baseball. FU analytics

Duntroon68
Duntroon68
1 year ago

I don’t know that I have anything intelligent to ask or offer but I woke at 5:00 am for an appointment only to find at 6:30 that’s it’s three hours later than I thought.

I’m enjoying the chaos so far. It’s like we’ve just skipped ahead to the part when I think, “Huh, I’m in seventh with two months to go.” And I start streaming and churning, targeting cats where I can move up.

50 round draft and hold on Fantrax: I can assemble a roster this weekend that will feature players that will accumulate stats in every roster slot but it’s tight. Maybe one pitcher and two hitters on the bench that could help. Had LeClerc on that team. Hopefully, Burdi or Jeffress can pick up some saves. I have a few players that I might see in the future, Puig, B. Keller, Madrigal.

Suddenly, I can move the appointment up. So thanks for doing this. The daily updates are invaluable.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Schoop, Fletcher and Teoscar are all available in my league (11 team, 5×5, redraft):

1) Schoop over Swanson or Didi?

2) Fletcher or Teoscar over Riley or Benintendi?

Just picked up Karinchak and dumped Tony Watson. Good move? Kapler will do what Kapler does, amiright?

Mr. Sweat Necklace
Mr. Sweat Necklace
Reply to  Five-on-One
1 year ago

1. Swanson
2. I’d rather have Teoscar than both Riley and Benintendi

Karinchak good

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
1 year ago

Also have Wil Myers. So for question 2, who are your top two (or three) from Myers, Teoscar, Riley, Benintendi and Fletcher?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Five-on-One
1 year ago

1. Hold
2. Teoscar over Riley

Good move.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Do you think Gonsolin will stick in the rotation?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great work Grey!

Points league… H Alberto or Schoop?

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  RicoSuave
1 year ago

Alberto for me