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I want to talk about Bryce Elder, but first I have to ask is Taylor Swift’s new album an ode to Casey Anthony? I’ve watched the Investigation Discovery true crime documentaries too, Swifties! What is going on here with this track list?

I demand answers! [gets dragged away in straitjacket] I will not be silenced! So, clearly, we can’t have a serious conversation about serious business unless we’re talking about Serious Business Bryce Elder (6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, as he was called up) with his 89 MPH fastball. So, he has great command, two “good” pitches, a 82 MPH slider and 85 MPH change, which is basically the same thing as his 89 MPH fastball, which he threw 51+% of the time last year, which is kinda comical. Three ‘which’s and not even a Sandwich artist. Does this sound like I don’t love Bryce Elder? He had a 6.6 K/9 last year in 174 2/3 IP. What are we doing here? At home vs. the Marlins was a great matchup, and I’m fine in shallower leagues with a Streamonator call, but it’s no wonder his last name is Elder. He’s like a 25-year-old Jamie Moyer. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer and 27th homer in the last few games. Fun fact! His last name is an abbreviation of Dukesnider’Arnaud.

Peter Fairbanks – Hit the IL with Raynaud’s syndrome. That causes a decrease in blood flow to fingers and makes it unable for him to grip the baseball. Way worse than Reynaldo’s syndrome, which makes someone pitch awesome like Reynaldo Lopez. Last promenient case of Raynaud’s was Brandon Woodruff, who missed about a month with it. Hard to say how long Fairbanks will be out. Could be anywhere from two weeks to two months. I grabbed Jason Adam, but it could be Colin Poche, Garrett Cleavinger, Shawn Armstrong, Nadir Bupkis, Kevin Gooberstein, okay, I’m making up names now.

Mark Canha – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Naturally I would’ve been better drafting Canha in the first round instead of Aaron Judge. Naturally! Now I see the humor and Canha.

Parker Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. He has five hits this season and two homers. Yo, Joey Gallo just sent a cease and desist.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.82. The way he’s pitching, I legitimately wouldn’t be shocked if he ends the year with a 2.25 ERA or lower.

Jose Caballero – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Caballero did add power! He’s on pace for 13 homers this year! Wow! [sees it’s about the same as Aaron Judge and Tommens out a window]

Zack Littell – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.33. At home vs. the Tigers and you got done in by Mark Canha and Parker Meadows. Like my grandmother used to say to me, go to sleep, you’re annoying me!

Carlos Rodon – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Meh, and this was home vs. the A’ss, so let’s not get Rodoniculous with ourselves.

J.P. Sears – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38. In the Bronx vs. the Yanks–Hold up! I need to look at Sears’s numbers. 1275 stores nationwide down to four and one is just a parking lot for a train station–[intern whispers in ear] I see! That makes more sense! Sears has a 5.4 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 and 5.40 xFIP. Those are some of the worst numbers I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t even Streamonator that.

Zack Gelof – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .205. This guy looks like such a bum. Oh, not as bad as that guy, Aaron Judge! No, he’s the real bum! Move Judge down the lineup and bat Trevino third!

Frankie Montas – Hit the IL with a forearm contusion, after taking a comebacker off his arm. I read “fortunately there’s no fracture for Montas,” and, knowing what I know of MLB medical staffs, all I could think was, yeah, they haven’t found it yet.

Ranger Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.36. People were asking if they should start Suarez, a guy with a 1.73 ERA going into the game in a two-start week. Gotta be honest, I think y’all might over-manage more than Kevin Cash.

Hunter Greene – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.55. His stuff is dirty and nasty, but the results are so not there. I don’t know why. I bet it clicks at some point, but shizz ain’t clicking now.

Jonathan Cannon – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.27. White Sox starter Cannon’s barely better than Reindorf with a t-shirt gun.

Chris Paddack – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.57, and 88 MPH in a DeLorean to go back to 2019. Streamonator liked this one. Everyone vs. the White Sox? It’s not a bad idea.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs as he was activated from the IL. Welp, goodbye Austin Martin, I always loved your mother, Donna.

Edouard Julien – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .211. What if after Twins’ hitting prospects Kirilloff, Buxton, Larnach, Miranda, Sano and Royce Lewis have disappointed, Julien finally meets the brief?

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.28. I have Yusei and Berrios on so many teams, and, let’s just say, my ERAs, like the one-quarter Jewish heritage of Harrison Ford, not too shabby.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games and fourth homer in the last five games. Is he insanely hot? Var sho!

Brady Singer – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.79. Not saying I was rooting against Singer, but after drafting him everywhere last year and receiving turd sandwiches from Postmates from him with a 45% service charge, I–Okay, I was rooting against him!

Maikel Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .178. “Should I trade Trea Turner and pick up Maikel Garcia off waivers since they’re basically the same thing?” That’s you the first week of the season.

Nolan Gorman – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .179. He didn’t start the game, so I finally removed this schmohawk from my lineup and he homers. Sonavabench! In three short weeks, I went from loving Gorman and Jordan Walker to seething when I see their names.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Au Shizz! Though, he’s been mostly complete shizz. He came into the season touting how he went to Driveline this offseason. Are we sure he didn’t go to Drivel-ine, the mouthguard company that stops drooling?

Manny Machado – Put on the paternity list. Also, put on the paternity list yesterday was Bryce Harper. Hey, and this was about 9 months from the All-Star Break…Aw…I now pronounce you Manny and Bryce!

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.82. Wanna hear the saddest thing ever? The Rockies have become a good team to start your pitchers against even in Coors.

Albert Suarez – 5 2/3 IP, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.000000000000000000. I have a “stash closers” problem. In FAAB this week, and every week, I want to grab the guy who has two good matchups (Suarez) but instead I grab Guy Who May Or May Not Get Saves, Mark Leiter Jr. It’s not great process when you can’t even start some of these closers-in-waiting. Any hoo! Suarez gets the A’ss later this week, and you know Streamonator loves it.

Austin Hays – Hit the IL with who cares. Too bad, so sad. Heston Kjerstad was called up! Woo hoo! Who who?

Heston Kjerstad – Was called up. That’s who who. In 21 games in Triple-A this year, he has 10 homers and is hitting .349. So ludicrous he was in the minors. Then again, where’s he playing? I guess he platoons with Mountcastle, who is slashing .324/.388/.500. The O’s have such a ridiculous team they’re getting to the point where they have too many weapons. I’d pick up Kjerstad in every league for his immense power, but you prolly will have to platoon him.

Colton Cowser – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in the last two games, hitting .364. The O’s lineup is pretttttttty, pretttttttty good, but it’s not so good that Cowser should be hitting 8th. C’mon! Ramon Urias needs to hit 5th?

Jo Adell – 1-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (6), hitting .281. Somehow the Angels have had two decent hitters for roughly the last four years and they never have room for Jo Adell.

Keaton Winn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.54. Feel like I hadn’t looked at Winn in a while, so I took a gander and he looks like a 6th to 7th starter in 12-team mixed, but mostly a streamer. Solid-ish command though, which is nice in deeper leagues. The stuff also looks decent, but the results have been meh.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Hey, it’s the 1st week of the season hot schmotato. Say hello to your mother for me!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer. Albombso!

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer. He hit leadoff yesterday and his walk-up song should’ve been Remember the Time.

Jared Jones – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.79. He is straight filth. His first name is Mr. His middle name is Nasty, and his surname is Nasty again. His name is Mr. Nasty Mr. Incredibly, Mr. Nasty Mr. is likely the Pirates’ 2nd best pitcher. The best is learning how to field bunts in the minors.

Wade Miley – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. Called up in his place was Tobias Myers. Interested in watching Tobias Myers, star of Manhunt, one of the worst shows I’ve watched in a while. What a snooze! Maybe because I read the book, but, man, that was boring. Myers has a gravity-defying four-seamer, interesting stats in the minors (11 K/9 last year in 137 2/3 IP), and caused nary a peep from peep-les when called up. Maybe because the results (5.03 ERA last year) haven’t been great. Myers feels like he could come up, throw nasty and get on mixed league radars very fast.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Brewers’ new manager Pat Murphy was hired by the Brewers, because he’s always drunk. For further confirmation, see Jake Bauers hitting cleanup, in front of Hoskins.

Joe Ross – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.05. He gets the Yanks next, and the Streamonator says, “I’m screaming at you that you’re a moron like I’m a fan sitting behind the Yankees’ dugout.” You see this yesterday? Aaron Boone got ejected because the home plate ump thought he was yelling at him, but it was the fan behind their dugout. Such a classic bit from The Ump Show. Unpopular opinion: Stop throwing players or coaches out of the game for arguing. NFL coaches don’t get ejected for yelling. As a society we’ve moved past the need for umps to throw people out of games. Wanna speed up the game? Lose the 10 minutes of arguing. Earl Weaver’s been dead for ten years and retired for almost 40 years; he was the last one whose arguing was worth watching.

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Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

weekly OBP using Canha as Casas replacement got offered Ohearn for Pepiot or Lodolo I have Scherzer and Buehler coming back soon and waivers has like Gil Mize etc so streaming would be cool too in that spot.

Is Ohearn worth trading for though with him being a platoon and not being able to swap the off days? Or just stick with Canha until a better trade comes along

thx

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
1 month ago

hahaha, added “you got the power!” (tauchman), still can’t believe and am still somewhat saddened to find out here that that song from boogie nights wasn’t a joke song invented for that movie by pt anderson, but didn’t start today (only since he’s a CF elig guy in deep leagues added at all) of course. not the type where you feel bad as if starting him was some coin flip decision but is funny it occured the day after i added him twice.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

NL-Only H2H

Please rank ROS: Ginkel, Hoffman, Strahm, Turnbull

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Fedde with 10 k’s through 5. Ha! Ha! I say.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Heyo, a Ruiz sighting against a RHP! More to come?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

they pulled this exact shit last year too, he’d appear loogy for a while, then righty starts maybe even 2-3 in a row here and there. then back to loogy again. it made as much sense then as now.

Trader Joe
Trader Joe
1 month ago

Kikuchi/LaneThomas or Jared Jones/Jarren Duran

I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

Hey G!

Hope all is well! Tread carefully with the Swifties. They take no prisoners. Wait… that might be another song title?

So I am fielding a trade offer my 12 team 5×5 redraft. What say you?

My Chourio and Ryan O’Hearn for their Nolan Jones and Bryan DLC

Thank you!
-IANASM

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Stroman does know who he’s pitching against, right? JFC.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
1 month ago

in competitive leagues i might’ve gotten beat to SWR (by 3 minutes in biggest money league as soon as varland was sent down, i thought i was enough ready for that), b.elder (by 2ish hours) and such, but NOBODY beat me to b.lively as nobody cares about him. he’s the last while had good K’s and BOS without devers, casas, TON probably still dizzy, on road, and that doesn’t even bring up the CLE pitcher factory might’ve helped lively out too.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
1 month ago

this was like sunday or sat night when i obtained lively, biggest problem now is that CUBS finally got wise, and b.brown is likely back in there with hendricks’ awful ass thrown out of rotation, dropped him to get lively and now gotta hope he clears waivers.

Hamporter
Hamporter
1 month ago

With Kelly going to the IL who would you drop out of Senga, Scherzer, Pivetta, Kelly or Fairbanks?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 month ago

In a 12 Team 5X5 Fantrax league with daily lineups & my pitching needs a shakeup after demotions & some suck.
SP: F Peralta, P Lopez, Byrce Miller, Rodon, Paddack, Pfaadt,
Max Meyer, Stone, & Varland
RP: Hader, Helsley, McArthur, & M Miller

Available are : Assad, Marsh, Weathers T Williams, Rea, Slaten, Irvin, & RP’s Minter & Shelby Miller which works in a daily league …too many Millers

Any swaps?? I was thinking Assad & Minter for sure

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 month ago

Nvm it’s weekly lineups ….dazed & confused here

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Any SPs worth picking up? Dropping Varland, Max, or Stone???

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

In an AL only, would you trade Benintendi to get Vaughn?

TJ81
TJ81
1 month ago

Drop Burger for Maikel Garcia, or Hoskins? Or hold patty?
Thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

Hey man you popped up on my YouTube! Looking great nice glasses respect the style. Could u take the filter off tho so we could see ur unmade bed or whatever messiness ur hiding bahaha. My PC desk was an ashy mess until recently have a fun day!

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Shitwolf
1 month ago

my guess is the area he does those in if it’s like his office at home is either extremely messy or so clean it’s boring to look at at all, at least from my experience watching other smart people in analytical fields (mostly poker pros/coaches) when they do podcasts, or training videos or whatever. it’s crazy how bare the majority of the rooms the poker coaches do theirs in. some pictures on the walls and such maybe, but the rooms look often like they just moved in.

go dubs
go dubs
1 month ago

Baty or Mervis?

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Singer or Flaherty?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

testing. Jack

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

Rib fracture for Casas.

toolshed
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

How the hell do you fracture a rib swinging? Backswing?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

yeah that’s highly odd, be lucky if he’s back before like august with that. ribs when actually broken don’t heal that quickly if full fracture (this is a LOT worse than nootbaar’s 2 partials)

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
1 month ago

similar to skull bone or femoral bone, they are very hard to break but when broken it takes a while.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 month ago

testing…been hit and miss with being able to post

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Please rank ros
Thairo,Julien,Merrill Jackson

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Cohen
1 month ago

Move Julien ahead of Thairobreakout
is coming

toolshed
1 month ago

Streamantor doesn’t like Wacha today? That surprised me.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I’m really concerned about Casas coming back this year. The only news is that he’s on the 10-day IL with a rib strain; and him saying “It’s really bad and every day is worse than the prior day.”

Google says (rib strain): Recovery time is dependent on the severity of the strain, with Grade 1 strains typically requiring 2-3 weeks and Grade 2 strains taking twice as long. Grade 3 strains often require surgery, however, with a 3-4 month recovery window.

A fairly deep league (396 players rostered), and I don’t have open an open IL slot (probably Frelick or Winkler are best available). Weekly waivers Saturday. If no further news, should I drop Casas?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Daily redraft pts league you picking up Dunning vs Sea vs Cin or pick up Mize vs KC… or neither

Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Grey,

In a 12 team, 5×5 OBP/QS league with three keepers, would you give up Trea Turner and Jared Jones for Bobby Witt Jr?

Third keeper options over Jones are: Langford, Chourio, Skenes, Royce

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
1 month ago

m.garcia is putting out late stage j.baez stats (i say “late” meaning when still ownable in standard sized leagues, not now), that’s a good bit of HR’s and steals, with very bad OPS/AVG/hits/total bases for those. which is odd as he came up with a hit/speed tool type guy (with some HR’s but not much). so he finally gets kept at leadoff, and now he’s what flipped entirely.

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

With O’Neill coming back I need to drop. 12 team redraft. First thought was Julien, but Yoshida… I feel like I wouldn’t miss him. Who would you consider?

Darren Schneider
Darren Schneider
1 month ago

Thoughts on Jose Butto, Cade Povich, or Christian Scott having a huge impact this season?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Cut one closer. (SAGNOF).
Finnegan or McArthur.

toolshed
1 month ago

Devers out again. They could have IL’d him a week ago. I’m sure he is fine though. Oneill didn’t have a concussion. This kind of a pattern does not give me much hope for Casas returning when they used the term “lengthy” to describe his absence.

Lightning99
Lightning99
1 month ago

Would you pickup Thairo Estrada for any of these guys?:

Bryson Stott
Julien
Luis Garcia
Chapman
Nolan Jones
Ohoppe (waiver for cal yesterday was outbid lol)

Thanks!

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Hey Grey, here’s one out of left field for you. What are your thoughts on Jonathan Aranda? Seems like he’s getting closer to a return. Waivers are a wasteland especially at 1B, and I know a certain CBS analyst is very high on him.

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Aranda a better speculative add then clowns like LaMonte Wade or Elehuris Montero? SLG% is an extra cat for our league.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Skeezix
1 month ago

at least the one guy who had him completely blocked at the so far only position he’s elig (y.diaz) is doing very very badly.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 month ago

Dunning vs Sea? 12 team 5×5. Feels ok but also feels like a waste of innings. Lol

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Travis Hafner
1 month ago

Also Castellanos or NJones?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
1 month ago

Hi Grey. Suzuki or Friedl the best stash for ir return. Thanks

BravesFan06
BravesFan06
1 month ago

A league-mate dropped Garrett Crochet, would you drop Fairbanks for him? Other options to drop would be Reese Olson, Bello, or Lodolo

Kelly Leak
Kelly Leak
1 month ago

Drop Gorman for Morel?
After Nolan’s heroics last nite I can see him going on a tear… (or not)

suburbancommando
suburbancommando
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Drop one SP:
Hicks, Edward Cabrera, Lugo, Civale

Thank you sir!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Which are the best 3 starts from the following:

Ranger @SD
Keller vs MIL
Gore vs LAD
Harrison vs PIT
Wacha vs TOR

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ah sorry I actually got my start options wrong. Which are the best two starts of the following:

Wacha @DET
Wacha vs TOR
Keller vs MIL
Ranger @SD

Raindogggg
Raindogggg
1 month ago

Lou Piniella was pretty entertaining to watch when arguing….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHwET9gW4PM

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

h/h points 12 team weekly lineup set redraft … should Casas be dropped ..

Keegan Aikna
Keegan Aikna
1 month ago

Question for you Grey,

If we went into draft season knowing Miller was going to close for the A’s, do you think he’s drafted in the top 10 for closers ? Or higher even

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

H2H daily pts need to bench 1 of these under performers
Stott @ Abbott
Hayes vs Mil
Swanson va France
Nolan Jones vs King
Langford vs Gilbert

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Gotime
1 month ago

Also, would you drop any of the above for Kjerstad or hold? (same league)

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 month ago

Hey Grey, can you rank these guys in a vacuum moving forward please: E Julien, Luis Garcia, Maikel Garcia

Top Gun III
Top Gun III
1 month ago

Who are the two drops among Pages,Kjerstad,McCormick and Nimmo?

Merrill or Julien?

Thanks!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 month ago

Sorry if this is a repeat. Jared Jones is soooo nasty. Embarrassing Turang

https://twitter.com/i/status/1782548926895129080

& Jones’s reaction:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1782588828215054550

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

(1) Please rank catchers: Patrick Bailey, Henry Davis, Connor Wong.

(2) Please rate 1B: Mark Canha, Lamonte Wade, Gavin Sheets

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
lets play 2
lets play 2
1 month ago

Someone dropped Devers. I’m low on the waiver list, but will try to get him. Who’s the drop: Jarren Duran, Riley Greene, Wyatt Langford, Cedric Mullins, Castellanos, or Nolan Jones?

lets play 2
lets play 2
Reply to  lets play 2
1 month ago

Or hold?

lets play 2
lets play 2
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Respect Your Eldler
Respect Your Eldler
1 month ago

Will Smith
Vlad Guerrero
Ozzie Albies
Max Muncy
O’Neil Cruz
Yordan Alvarez
Aaron Judge
Cody Bellinger
U:Yandy Diaz
Bench: Holliday, Kjerstad, Rosario
& Tyler O’Neil

Sonny Gray
Shota Imanaga
Zach Eflin
Jesus Luzardo
Michael Ling
RP: Craig Kimbrel & Raisel Iglesias.
Bench: Bryce Elder, Jordan Romano, Senga

Is my hitting solid enough to not stash Holliday and Kjerstad? Looking to pick up two starters but I’ve been hoarding bats instead.

Last edited 1 month ago by josh langland
BAC
BAC
1 month ago

10 team 5×5 OBP.

Is Singer a streamer now? Would replace with an RP since very far behind in SOLDS.

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 month ago

Kjerstad is already owned in our 15 teamer but the owner is short on pitching. We’ll have an extra pitcher when Garrett returns. Will we get get enough out of Kjerstad to trade one of Wacha, Crochet, Flaherty or Garrett for him? I think it’s worth making the offer but I need to convince my son. Our k/bb and era is very good with these cheap starters. (we also have Sonny and Castillo who won’t be offered)
Thanks

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks again..forgot we also have Houck. Nice cheap Razzball staff. Hopefully they aren’t April one month wonders

Matthew Perovich
Matthew Perovich
1 month ago

Grey – O. Cruz or J. Naylor ROS. Is this a dumb question?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

Man you weren’t kidding on Fedde. His statcast page is crizzappy. i hadn’t looked under the hood on him. I saw him and for lack of a better description, seemed like he had a plan for getting outs. Stuff+ likes him about average. dunno. looks like you mght be right on this one. hope the regressions are busy today.

FMFU
FMFU
1 month ago

I just don’t get Hunter Greene

Solid K-BB, SIERA under 4, though a high BABIP and a low LOB%

Is he ever going to happen ?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  FMFU
1 month ago

I have a theory on Greene. His fastball is how you say, straight. There is a subset of guys who can’t handle the velo and they become strike outs. Then there are guys who can hit fastballs and they just sit on ’em. His HR per 9 the last two years has been terrible and playing in GA Small park is a crusher. He gives up 1.5 hr/9 and his bb rate is mid to high 3s per nine, so there’s traffic. Can’t tell you how many times owning him last two years I watched him cruise through 3, get into trouble with walks and give up a jack and turn it into a bad outing. The hr’s are down so far this year so maybe that’s hope or maybe just cold weather.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Hey Grey! The guy who offered Schwarber for $4 Ruiz in my 12 team keeper with weekly lineup locks realized before clicking submit that Ruiz is currently in a short side platoon, so he pulled it: That said he came back offering me nonkeeper Soler for Ruiz.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks – yeah better to hold the lottery ticket on ruiz. Soler feels like he has replaceable skills

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Seems like Soler is just Schwarbs with better average and more injury chance (but batting cleanup like they both should be). So still take it and run before he second guesses again?

ShortiveSlicka
ShortiveSlicka
1 month ago

Hey hey!

What is your take on top-tier players in slumps? Do you bench them until they show life if you have other, warmer options, or just keep running them out there because they are your best?

I’m dealing with both Judge having a cold April and Olson having a cold week.

Lurrrrrrr. (I’m in disguise!)

Clubbin
Clubbin
1 month ago

Grey

Thoughts on Devers ROS? Or maybe what the real injury or situation is with him…. The Bosox management don’t want to put him on the ineffective list and he is clearly hurt. The DTD beside his name the last week, has me saying WTF. Should I entertain trade offers or bench and find a replacement until he inevitably ends up on IL?

Clubbin
Clubbin
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey.

Scott Pianowski from Yahoo wrote a piece about drafting a non starter fantasy team and mentioned your name… pretty sure more and more fantasy baseballers will use this method.

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

Just lost Casas in a 12 team OBP/SLG league.

Options to replace are: Cronenworth, Mervis (just called up), Canha, Wade Jr., Sheets, Donovan, Kirilloff

Not great!

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

H/h points 12 team redraft ..lost Casas

need one

N Lowe
Montcastle
Rizzo
Vaughn
Bell

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Starting Gausman at KC today? Normally this would be a no brainer but…..

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 month ago

Regarding you picking up closers-in-waiting via FAAB instead of 2-start SPs…I say, SAME!

I have a hard time picking up 2 start Starters especially when they suck..as most of them on waivers in a 15-teamer do. I’d rather backup my inevitable closer injury with next man up

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

I’ve got three dudes underperforming to date because, I collect them. But being patient with them… Santander, J. Walker, and CES.

I was just offered another one because, people know I collect them? Was offered Nolan Jones for a 14th rounder (almost free).

Question is – should I be bringing another one of these frustrating guys in? And if so, who above am I replacing?

10-team / H2H

Thanks Grey!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh even better… just got the other manager to swap Walker for Jones straight up! No draft pick even needed.

Thanks Grey!!!

Cram It
Cram It
1 month ago

Have you heard this Weaver gem: https://youtu.be/QWQbN0jFo_k

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Who would you start Rhys Hoskins at Pitt or Ryan O’Hearn at LAA? Their Razz dollars are the same at plus $7

Thanks!!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Max Meyer (Mia). What’s your projection for 2024 ETA and value? I fear he may come up for an effective start or two — and then again get banished to AAA.

I’m carrying Gavin Stone (deep league — 396 players). Drop Stone for Meyer.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 month ago

I have Judge and Olson on one team…that is LAST in homers AND ribeyes!!!??! Noda says “Stop bugging me and go to sleep!”

Last edited 1 month ago by Stl Squat Cobblers
Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Please rank ros
Rodon,Civale,Mize

bob
bob
1 month ago

Nolan Jones – just a slump or time to really bump him down?

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I sure hope so. It’s frustrating

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 month ago

Is it worth holding Jordan Lawlar with a 24th round reference in a keeper league? Obviously don’t expect much this season but going forward? Thanks

Hutch
Hutch
1 month ago

13 team dynasty 5×5 Bryan De Le Cruz, Alexander Canario or Andy Pages? Thank you!

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

How about in redraft leagues – still Pages over Bryan De La Cruz?

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Current pitching staff:
Burnes
Kirby
Gausman
Ryan
Detmers
Singer
Hicks
Turbull
Elder

I am on pace to surpass the GS limit by 50 games. Are any of these guys straight drops or just use as streamers. I could pick up some RP for SVHD or Soriano, Gil and Flaherty are available. Also, need to make room to activate Heim.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

I have some problem. Thanks for asking. Is it 50 innings or 50 games? Hope question helps.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

50 games lol

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Despite the fact that I’m over 50 innings, I have to start Cristopher Sanchez since the Phillies have won 7 straight. Yet, it is on the road at Cincinnati and Harper is on paternity leave. What would you do?

Thanks for your wit and help!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thanks!

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Keeping Campusano thru this Rockies series, but then should I drop him for Cal or the French terminator? Camp has a nice batting avg but that’s about it. Thanks !

Ted
Ted
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Still Cal over Logan O (just saw he was dropped recently)

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
1 month ago

seems silly question but… dump EloyJ for Kjerstad?
(rather than waiting for the next ruptured muscle)

Top Gun III
Top Gun III
1 month ago

Pick up Pfaadt over Reynaldo or J Hicks now or if thinking keeper league possibilities?

Murph
Murph
1 month ago

Hi grey
Nolan jones was dropped. I have #2 waiver claim. Worth dropping wilyer abreu to try and grab him?
I’m in first in a 5×5 10 teamer right now
Thanks!

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
Reply to  Murph
1 month ago

I would.

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Favorite ROS pickup in standard 5 X 5….. Pages, Garcia Jr., Loperfido, Kyerstad, or A. Rosario?

William Hung
1 month ago

Elder’s start is completely different if the Marlins didn’t forget how to play baseball in the top of the 1st. I had to go back to watch Chisholm’s double and still don’t have words to describe what exactly happened.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 month ago

Killing it so far in a roto league (redraft, standard 5X5). Recently picked up SS Swanson off of waivers, but don’t need him, trying to trade him. Perfect fit would be 1B/OF. So far offers rejected for Santander, Steer and Bellinger.

I have N. Jones in another league (where he is killing me so far). Worth pursuing Jones here (where I can keep him on the bench until he heats up), or should I try to deal Swanson for an SP instead?

jose
jose
1 month ago

Would you jump ship on Evan Carter for Kjerstad in a keeper league? Carter hasn’t hit vs LHP this year and is starting to get days off with lefties on the mound.

Jogon
Jogon
1 month ago

Hi,
Can you rank those players for dynasty league :
G.Torres
N.Gorman
Z.Gelloff

Thanks
Jogon