Off screen we hear screaming, “Who buried me?” A hand shoots out of the dirt, and that hand grabs some dirt, pulling it back inside. After some chomping, we hear, “It tastes like Oreo crumbs.” You’re not buried Eloy Jimenez, you have a sundae on top of you because you’re so tasty! Yo, Eloy Jimenez is a snack for coming back so fast. Am I using that correctly? The snack term. Is that right? Sometimes I walk into the potato chip aisle at the supermarket and say real loud, “I don’t need any chips, I’m already a snack,” then I sizzle my finger on my butt. Am I the only that does this? Not to answer but to nod encouragingly. Eloy Jimenez (0-for-4) returned last night from his season-ending-injury-that-wasn’t-a-season-ending-injury. From this point forward, there’s no reason to think he can’t be a top 25 overall player as we thought he would before the injury. Only wish I hadn’t dropped him in every league! Haha, I’m so dumb, as I sit on Chris Sale, Noah Syndergaard, Luis Severino and Carlos Carrasco. Great stuff, Snack Grey! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and two more homers, and 34 homers in the last week. You can sit on your hands and warm them from your farts or you can pick up Soler.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer. Bit surprised the Royals team hasn’t clicked this year with the big, middle-of-the-order bat, Andrew Benintendi.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.32. Because of the Streamonator, I grabbed him yesterday, and I’m so golad I did it blindly without looking at his ERA or his opponent because there’s no way I would’ve done it otherwise.

Francisco Lindor – Expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, but that’s backdated a week, and it’s the Mets so he’ll be back around September 19th.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.63, in 65 pitches. It feels like there’s something psychological going on with MLB managers where they pull starters quicker in 7-inning games because there’s less innings to throw. Oh, it makes no sense, but it seems to be happening.

Kyle Muller – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.55. Should’ve streamed him. I looked at him and I got cold feet. Next time I’ll put on my big boy socks! Streamonator doesn’t like his next one, but unless the Brewers get really stacked at the deadline, I’d prolly stream him. If I can find my socks.

Huascar Ynoa – Will begin a rehab assignment. Ynoa will likely need at least three rehab starts, and I like him as a stash, since he didn’t have an arm issue. Just a dumbass punching-something-harder-than-his-hand-with-his-hand issue.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Solid season from Pineda, even with forearm inflammation that sidelined him for a few. Maybe it’s because he embraced a disheveled look this season, so he looks like a piñata vs. acts like one.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Did you listen to me when I told you to buy Donaldson in the 2nd half? You didn’t. You hurt my feelings.

Brent Rooker – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Taylor Rogers – Sprained his middle finger. Or as truck drivers call it, “The How Ya Doin’ finger.” Now Hansel Robles could be the sole closer — soloser? Hmm, not a great omen!

Eric Haase – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Haase is gonna hit 25 homers in 80 games, and the prorating next season is going to be out of control. “If you stack every phone book on top of each other, you can put Jose Altuve on the moon.” That’s Mr. Prorater making up nonsense.

Hoy Park – Traded to the Pirates with infielder Diego Castillo for Clay Holmes, which is a head scratcher. I’m by no means a prospect guy, but Clay Holmes is a garbage reliever, and you trade him for two possible future bats? Turning me into the Joker thinking about the Pirates getting the best of the Yankees, but then I’m reminded of the Taillon trade, and well… Any hoo! No one in this trade is likely anything for fantasy, at least not right now.

Abraham Toro – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Bunch of guys heating up in baseball, and one fish.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. Some time last week I said something about Tucker’s stats not blowing me away. That was through a lens of not rostering him anywhere, and I was corrected. Tucker has been plenty valuable. Mea culpa.

Dylan Moore – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer. I don’t usually mention pinch-hit homers, but holy crap. What is even going on? The Mariners came back from that? Are you serious? Mariners are gonna win the World Series and get no-hit three times in seven games. Place your bets now, it will happen.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. The M’s becoming a playoff contender while batting collectively around .202 is really something.

Luis Garcia – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.19. Geez, it’s almost like guys who threw 12 innings last year can’t throw 100 this year. So weird.

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Still not sure how he’s available anywhere, but I was told emphatically he is available in some leagues.

Kyle Farmer – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games. Could be a little hot schmotato action.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.85. Hendricks is the one guy off limits in trades this year, according to team sources. Good choice, Cubbies!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. HR to the Izzo! Usually don’t say anything else on Rizzo, but he’s got 13 homers and 38 RBIs. The number three hitter in the Cubs’ lineup is on pace for 18 homers and 60 RBIs. Trade? They should just release him.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer. Reds are buyers with a 51-49 record and the Cubs are sellers with a 50-51 record. Mmkay.

Andrew Chafin – Traded to the A’s. Or as it played out: Billy Beane on his treadmill screaming at Jonah Hill to get him his spreadsheets. Maybe the A’s just felt like it was up to them to rehab what it means when you hear ‘Beane’s Chafin.’ My guess is the A’s will continue to go with Lou Trivino as the closer, and Chafin will get the 8th inning. He’s solid; good A’s move; not much of a fantasy move. Of course, Trivino has coughed up runs in two of the last three, so one more and he’s in trouble.

Shohei Ohtani – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.04. He pitched a gem, drove in a run, scored a run and recorded his 14th steal. I’m going to the Lost & Found for the words I’ve lost watching him. As you might’ve heard me say a few times now on the podcast:  Like how A-Rod, Tejada and others led to young shortstops who didn’t have to be slap hitters, but could hit for power. I bet Ohtani leads to more two-way stars in the next decade. No longer will coaches be like, “Focus on hitting or pitching.” Now kids can push back and say, “I want to be like Ohtani.” I’m being 100% earnest; I know, it’s hard to spot.

Jack Mayfield – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Jack Mayfield is the most college basketball coach-sounding baseball player ever or what? “Hey, you run up and down the court and give Jack Mayfield 110% or you don’t play here.” That’s Jack Mayfield talking about what Jack Mayfield expects.

Jared Walsh – Left the game clutching his side. That sounds ominous and oblique.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3, 1 RBI. Can’t believe he’s still starting somewhere. I liked Adam Eaton better on Man vs. Food.

Brendan Rodgers – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Homer on the road from a guy with upside? Don’t mind if I monocle!

Nick Pivetta – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.51. Pivetta is so much better. Dot dot dot. In our minds.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-3 and his 27th homer, hitting .281. On the two teams where I have Devers, it’s not a coincidence those teams are dominating in hitting categories.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .275. Don’t care how hot Enrisque is or how fast Jarren is, it’s ludicrous Verdugo is hitting sixth. But Alex Cora wins games, so he must be doing something right. I just realized something, everyone talks about how stupid pitcher wins are, but all anyone cares about are team wins. Not sure what that means, and my brain hurts thinking about it.

Joe Ross – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.80, as he returns from the IL. He had a 1.95 ERA in 32 1/3 IP in June and is keeping it going in his return. Joe Ross has been so good over his last eight starts he should have some kind of theme music. Streamonator is meh on his next start, but he’s getting the about-to-trade-everyone Cubs at home and I’d stream him.

Brad Hand – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.67, 5th blown save, and his 7th earned run in the last three games, 8th run in the five games, and Brad is single-Hand-edly eliminating the Nats from the NL East. Daniel Hudson could start to see saves, or he could get traded.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .237. McClutchen’s home run was the one that gave Hand the finger, and said, “I’m now your father, call yourself Bad Handrew.”

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .232. More like “1-for-4 with a homer” Hoskins, but if his daddy named him that, he’d prolly be a pitcher. A Boy Named Sue-type deal.

Spencer Howard – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.72. Siri, show me Dom Brown as a pitcher.

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
11 months ago

hehehe, maybe treat urner made sure he wouldn’t get traded by going into like a corona ward and getting coughed on for like 30 or more minutes. it’s what i’d do to dodge being traded if i didn’t want to be.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
11 months ago

NL only with holds and saves sold separately and QS over wins. 10 team h2h. d-will back today i didn’t get to it in time (MIL won 9-0 so no leverage RP went anyway or shouldn’t have).

SP: gausman, gallen, s.gray, kim, megill, desclafani, muller, miley, brubaker
RP: (4 slots max, lately gausman is in one of them so i have 9/3 SP/RP rather than the usually wanted 8/4): chafin, kimbrel, t.may

1. brubaker the easy drop first i’d assume here for d.will back up

2. with chafin to OAK, i’m guessing he moves ahead of 7th inning petit (and his garbage K rate) but if he doesn’t move ahead of diekman is he a better hold than any of these which i could obtain (we’re NL only but do not lose the stats midseason for that season if a guy gets traded away like chafin, albeit if i drop him nobody can add him): n.ramirez, matzek (but he’s at least behind c.martin), brach (who i had earlier when he might’ve held on over hembree, didn’t happen), givens, j.kelly (appears to be 7th inning man now, but of course we got j.nelson, v.gonz, and now graterol back too), brogdon (can’t be him though, PHI quite cluttered and might trade for more guys), g.cab (7th inning and still often wild as shit, easy to believe he might lead league in hitting people),

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza

I play a mixed Holds league. I wonder if A. Adams (SD) might be an option for you. I had him on my radar for a bit and he was only recently grabbed. Assume Bednar is owned?

Joe Kelly had what is said to be a minor hamstring thing on Sunday. Might wait to see him back on the bump before considering him.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  hal_incandenza
11 months ago

yeah noticed on kelly just after typing this (i’m in deeper leagues for holds than here, noticed on him from that), bednar owned yep. adams was before, checking now (but even if so he’s behind pom/pagan at least, often others). adams not owned, but it’s probably just noe ram here, def 8th inning and def doing well, only negative is ARI having leads (which has actually happened a LOT lately). also chance of noe ram being closer obviously, and having 2/2 closers/holds guys usually good idea (ASSUMING you aren’t carrying horrible RP just for saves chances of course).

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Drop Duran for Soler?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Haaaaaaaase!

Joe
Joe
Reply to  SteveNZ
11 months ago

Guy will go bridge. Loves the dingers.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Gutierrez is crushing it!

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

my team is going insane. the turner news stinks but i dont even care. all about the playoffs

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

maeda $$$$ LFG!!!!!!!!

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

austin riley breaking out. you love to see it

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

i cut bohm and added riley months ago. handsome move

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  LOLmets
11 months ago

Did the opposite and missed out – held onto Chapman instead of making the switch

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  William Hung
11 months ago

he who hesitates, rosterbates

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

How are we feeling about Barlow sticking as the Royals closer after Holland’s most recent debacle (nearly coughing up a lead and having to be pulled)? Would you drop a Fried or a Gibson for Barlow if you were short on saves? Or hold and keep looking?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

When you activate Eloy, pick up Wade Jr, Bader and Soler, which means you can’t find room for Riley…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Not living the life of Riley.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  SteveNZ
11 months ago

if it aint broke dont fix it. riley been having a very nice season overall.

thing about eloy is hes ice cold. been hurt all year, he had 38 at bats at AAA and had 14 strikeouts with 1 hr. could be a while before he gets going.

your league is licking their chops to add riley

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah I’ll make room for him. I didn’t drop him.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

haha

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Eloy!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
11 months ago

10 team redraft (9 active managers) 6×6 with OPS and Holds, QS instead of Wins.

Hitting
Pos Player Eligible
C Willson Contreras C
1B Max Muncy 1B,2B,INF
2B Chris Taylor 2B,SS,INF,LF,CF,OF
3B Rafael Devers 3B,INF
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. SS,INF
INF Jesus Aguilar 1B,INF
LF Jesse Winker LF,OF
CF Cody Bellinger CF,OF
RF Akil Baddoo LF,CF,RF,OF
OF Eloy Jimenez LF,OF
UT Yordan Alvarez LF,OF

Bench Jared Walsh 1B,INF,RF,OF
Bench Ryan McMahon 2B,3B,INF
Bench Wander Franco SS,INF
Bench Mark Canha LF,CF,OF
Bench Charlie Blackmon RF,OF
IR Ketel Marte 2B,INF,CF,OF

Pitching
Pos Player Eligible
P Jose Cisnero RP
P Ian Kennedy RP
P Michael Kopech RP
P Emilio Pagan RP
P Ryan Pressly RP
P Jordan Romano RP
P Ranger Suarez RP
P Blake Treinen RP
P Kevin Gausman SP
P Kyle Hendricks SP
P Hyun Jin Ryu SP
P Brandon Woodruff SP

Considering a few moves.

With the Walsh situation being a bit of an unknown, I have him on the bench right now.

1) Am I crazy to continue to pencil Bellinger in the lineup? I am big on Canha, but he doesn’t have the upside of Belly. I have sat Bellinger when someone else gets a high score on Hittertron, which I consult on a near daily basis.

2a) Cut a bat to add an RP? I have 9 active P spots and 8 RPs. I don’t always have a SP going, and sometimes I don’t like the matchup when I do. But who would be the drop?
Okay to cut Wander? Seems most expendable as I have C. Taylor as a backup to FTJ at SS.
If I cut Chazz Noir, I’d only have Baddoo for RF (as I wait to hear about Walsh).
If I cut Aguilar, I’d only have Muncy for 1B (as I wait to hear about Walsh).

2b) If I cut a bat to add an RP, RP add options include Robles, Soria, or a holds guy like Whitlock, Stanek, Steckenrider. Go Robles with Taylor Rogers to DL?

3) Upgrade an SP? Hendricks is low Ks and otherwise meh. Cut him for someone like Montas, Mahle (a recent drop), Sandoval, Manoah, or Toussaint?

TIA!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
11 months ago

McMahon is another guy I drop, but I assume the other options make more sense.

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Hey Grey
Is Andy Ibanez worth rostering over Biggio
He has been hot and he certainly can’t do any worse
Your thoughts

Primetime
Primetime
11 months ago

Grey, any value in Pineda if packaged with berries? For instance if Pineda goes to LA Dodgers.

Also seems Phillies hit a snag in trade today wonder if they trying to get Rodriguez. If so, him over Diaz ?

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

10 team redraft

would you drop Conforto, yaz, or M.Chapman for Bader or hold.

Also I have Jeff McNeil and d. Moore that are possible drops , but second base is probably my weakest position then outfield and stolen bases my weakest category. Thanks for the advice

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
11 months ago

Also if your league counts blown saves would it be wise just to not worry about having any closers at all?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

TOS for Strasburg ugh

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

Which side do you like better ROS?

A. Trout & Scherzer
Or
B. Cake batter & Freddy Peralta

Thanks man, I appreciate it

Trader
Trader
11 months ago

I am leaning toward starting all these folks. Any you would sit?

Flexen – Houston
Megill – Atl
Irvin at LAA
Nathan at Tampa
Gonso at Ariz

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

You do hate road starts – for good reason. There must be a stat out there that measures the difference over 162 games between home and road starts. Do you know it?

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

With all the metrics out there, someone must have it or access to the data. Seems like something SON would enjoy.

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
11 months ago

Nico Hoerner was just dropped

Lose McMahon for him?

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Taylor Rogers went on the IL. Is ranger Suarez the closer? Is he worth grabbing or should I see what happens after the trade deadline before making a move. This is a s+h format. He has a 64% gb rate so thats a plus. Other options are available too but generally closers get more saves than other setup relievers get holds. Thx

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yes, I own Taylor rogers. Robles is owned. Ranger Suarez is available. I just don’t know how long he’ll stick with the trade deadline looming

Johnson
Johnson
11 months ago

Votto and Rizzo sitting on the WW. Who do you pick up first?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Slight need for defensive flexibility — drop Adonis for Luis Urias?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Particularly 3B. Bohm also available..

So Bohm, Urias, or Adolis.

E Phillip Anguay
E Phillip Anguay
11 months ago

Señor Grey,

Holá from Cancún!

Thank you for being constant, unlike this vacation and my fantasy baseball team!!!

Thought’s on dropping Lindor, redraft league?

CentralCoastCaliinCancún

CCC
CCC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I almost bought you a ticket but the Mets trainer said you were month to month after your procedure:).

Thank you as always.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Tyler Anderson trade to the Phillies. I was streaming his two starts this week. Does this improve his overall value going to a better team?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

It puts his next start in Cincinnati. Ugh.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Oh and it’s next week

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Apparently for Phillie’s 28th prospect. Mets wanted him but couldn’t outbid Philly – WOW!

Will
Will
11 months ago

Grey, what do you think is going on in Anaheim? They’ve buried Adell at AAA (he just hit HR number 20 and RBI number 62 in 69 games there), Trout is now entering week 11 of his supposed 6-8 week calf strain, and Rendon is on missing persons milk cartons. Has Maddon been ordered not to play them in order to tank? I find it somewhat bizarre.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Is it the 29% strikeout rate in AAA that you’re concerned about? It was 33% his last stint in AAA in 2019 so he’s improved that and his contact rate somewhat compared to then (contact rate 65% to 68% now). His AAA line stands at .276/.328/.556/.884 with 20 HRs, 62 RBI and 8 steals in 297 at bats (69 games). I can’t see them preferring Adam Eaton or Phil Gosselin over Adell at this point.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Will
11 months ago

68% contact rate in AAA is horrible. as is 29% K rate. neat that those are improvements though.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

In a league where I am in a 3-way tie for first, I traded Bellinger to a team 2 points back for Haniger. If that doesn’t get Cody turned around, nothing will.

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

You said valdez was going to regress a while ago. He’s rocking a 1.7 whip over last month. That includes the last no hit, 6 walks over 6 innings start on Sunday. It looks like he has given up all of the control gains he made last year. Is this a blip or do you think he can get back on track. I wasn’t expecting ace like numbers, but I can’t use hits like that to me whip for much longer. I am going to sit him vs SF next time. Hard to believe I just said that, but their hitting has been good.

Dude
Dude
11 months ago

Need QS. Drop Luis Garcia for Megill?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Would you accept a collect call from Bob Wehadababyitseloy?

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

Urshela I meant

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

10 team redraft dropped to six place lots of cold bats and arms. Currently have Justin Upton and Ursula on the injured list. Would need to drop either two bats and an arm to make a move or three bats

Possible drops are Upton, Ursula, Chapman, yaz. Conforto, kelenic, Duran, Gallen, Gray, Ranger , Ian kennedy, hand but Are my only three closers

Available players are JD davis, Joey votto, bader ,M Rojas, wade Jr, Dom Smith , Kepler, Av. Garcia , G. Polonco,Grossman

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
11 months ago

What’s up Grey!

Haven’t been commenting, reading articles and comments per usual. So wanted to say I hope your procedure went well, seems it did, you’re still here!! Thank goodness.

Mozel Tov!!

You told me to accept my Teoscar, Sale, and Yelich for Bichette, Pollock, and Sonny Gray..

I did and I’m stoked. I didn’t realize how thin my outfield would be.

Trade went through yesterday. Poor Yelich is out so obviously I benefited immensely because I’ve lost half my team. I am in first and my team is stacked, but I’m really needed to trade for SP losing Pablo and Rogers and Civale, yet I do have Lynn, Ryu, Sonny Gray, Touki, Means, Urias so I’m comfortable. But these injuries are nuts.

Anyhow. I have Lindor on the I and am really light with OF as my roster include
C – Sanchez
1B – Alonso
2B – Albies
3B – Arenado
SS – Bichette
OF – Franmil
OF – Pollock
OF – Grichuk
UTIL – Jesus Aguilar
UTIL – Jorge Polanco
B – Grossman
IL – Lindor

Pitching as stated with Baz – NA and
Diego Castillo – Matt absences – Yimi Garcia – Jake McGee

I picked up Polanco 2 weeks ago on the wire and said “hmm, people love closed and Polanco is hitting, let me try to unload Castillo and Polanco see if I get a bite.”

I offered both of them for Cedic Mullins. He bit!!

Did I do well? So insert Nullibs with Franmil and Grichuk.

What would you say I should do now? Stand Pat and work the wire as I am in FIRST place or try to trade for another OF and SPing?

I want unload Lindor but it won’t happen I don’t think. Also, it’s an OBP Yahoo H2H 12 Team standard but like I said with OBP so Grossman is a lot more valuable than one would think. Sits in the top 40.

Thank you Grey!!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Nullibs lol. I means Mullins haha.

I figured you’d say the trade was solid but it boosts my confidence LOL.

I love Mullins, he’s legit man. It’s such a shame small market teams players don’t get more love (I am a Marlins fan).

Yeah, I agree, BUT, albeit we don’t 100% trust them, I don’t think they’ll 100% hurt me as I’m pretty much winning most pitching categories week after week based off the leagues pitching combinations, 5 pick ups a week, and my diversity, but I do understand I need SP so I will definitely try to trade Lindor or someone like that for a pitcher.

Thanks Grey!!

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Duran sitting again vs lhp. Ugh. Hard for young guys to get in a rhythm when they sit too much. They need to play every day.

TJ
TJ
11 months ago

Votto, Baddoo, Bader, or Wade Jr. as a last bat?!
Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,

I have 5 pitchers going tonight:

Flexen(SEA) at home vs. HOU (McCullers)
McCullers (HOU) @ SEA (Flexen)
Megill at home vs ATL
Urias (LAD) @ SF
Paddack (SD) at home vs OAK

Who should I start?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Tyler Anderson heading to PHI

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

mariners trade graveman and MOntero to HOU for Toro (Ole’), and Joe Smith

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thought Trea Turner was traded after getting pulled from game. Turns out he tested positive for COVID-19

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

how much of an impact will it have on him getting traded

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

I’ve got a team coming after my pitchers in a points league. Who has more value ros? Nola or Darvish?

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yu or Rodon ros?

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
11 months ago

My league is roto 10 teams. You keep three players for next season not decided until week before next years draft. Have Bichette (keeper), Olson (Keeper). They are probably only 2 I can pick right now as most likely

I have 6 players IR eligible with only 4 IR spots. I need pitching more than hitting.

Bieber, Pablo Lopez, Aaron Judge, Manoah, K. Marte, and now Yelich. I can’t handle 6. Who is dropable keeping in consideration I would have to pick one more keeper.

As always thank you. Not sure if its too late in the day to get an answer.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

I was offered Meadows in exchange for Castillo. He turned down Gibson 1-for-1 so I offered Tony Disco plus Gibson to see if I could get him to cough up Meadows plus Nola. No dice. He has now offered me Meadows for DeSclafani, straight up. I can: A. Accept; B. Reject; or C. Counter with something else and keep trying to get Meadows plus Nola, but not sure that’s in the cards. I’m inclined to keep it simple and accept the straight up deal. Mustached thoughts?

Current OF/Util: Conforto, Grisham, Riley, Kiké. Plus Varsho and Bellinger on my bench.

Current SPs: Castillo, DeSclafani, Fried, Gausman, Gibson, Megill, Musgrove, Rodon, Taillon

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
11 months ago

What’s up Grey

Did not hit me how bad Rizzos counting stats were until that blurb, sheeeesh. Lose him for Votto in a 12 team with OBP? Thanks!

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
11 months ago

Who is the better short term shortstop? Urshela. MIguel Rojas, Suraez, Farmer, Wendle, or Jose Iglesias?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
11 months ago

Hey to the Hey Hey Hey,

I don’t really have any good questions since Cody ruined our seasons. I dunno:

We are sitting Robbie Ray in Boston, right?

Spec closers? Bednar looks like the best stash available to me right now. You say him or Treinen (but Kenley seems back on track), Bender, or Mayers. (Most available all seem like garbage.)

Lurrrve. Alas.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Woooooooe is us.

Thanks my friend! You rule!

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
11 months ago

Any FAs look like good adds over my current squad? Head to head, 5×5+OBP

C – Garver
1B – Olson
2B – Wong
3B – Machado
SS – Tatis
OF – Verdugo, Laureano, Blackmon, Soler
Util – Bichette, Timmy Anderson
Bench Bats – JD Davis, McMahon, Adolis, Nimmo

SP Rotation – Urias, Eovaldi, Wood, McCullers, Marquez, Luis Garcia, Ryu, Sonny Gray
RP – Aroldis, Barnes, Reyes, Trivino, Rogers

FA Bats – McCutchen, Eugenio, Adames (although nowhere to start him), Vaughn, Kepler, Kike, Bader
FA Arms – Touki, Skubal, Price, Sunday Sonntag, Alzolay

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks good sir.

Blackmon has been a bummer, guess I’ve been holding onto classic Chazz memories.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
11 months ago

Ok thanks so much!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
11 months ago

Drop Luis Severino from my IL to Add Luis Robert?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
11 months ago

Or drop Pablo Lopez instead?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Sorry I attached a second part to my question……would you rather drop Pablo Lopez or severino? Thanks Grey!

Jason
Jason
11 months ago

Hey Grey. I have a catcher question for you. Should I pick up Daulton Varsho and drop Isiah Kiner-Falefa in my H2H league? Kiner-Falefa was a great pick up but hasn’t done much in a long time. I appreciate your help. Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

IKF 4ever – also looks like he’s been batting leadoff. I wouldn’t be so quick to lose him for Varsho

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
11 months ago

Morning Grey,

How do you rank Soler, JD Davis, Conforto, Mount ROS?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
11 months ago

How do you view Durran as a keeper for next year? What is his longer term outlook?

We keep up to 3 rookies in either round drafted or last round if FA pick up.

Currently have a few of the rookie class on the active roster including Wander, India, Kopech, Lou Bob, Kopech, McClanahan, Ynoa, and several in NA spots…Rutschman, Detmers and Edward Cabrera.

Where does Duran fit in that list of potential keepers? How would you rank those guys for the remainder of this year and next year (don’t want to look to far in the future).

Thanks!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
11 months ago

Redraft – Soler over Stanton ROS? If disregard Avg/OBP?

Umpy70
Umpy70
11 months ago

Grey, this is how you win fantasy

Sell Stanton early in the year for a break out Gausman, and then pick up MCCUTCH!!! For. The. Win.

MCCUTCH GREY…..mccutch….

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

i know you mention avg’s alot on here. Mccutch hitting 237 aint pretty, i know grandal was sitting at like 180 ish, but wouldnt you say OBP leagues make way more sense? Why wouldnt you reward BBs?

Mccutch obp and grandal obp is like 360ish each? I think grandals is even higher.

Do you think avg/obp is about 50/50? I just dont understand why some leagues stick with avg still.

just my 2 cents and thats in CDN currency, so i dont know how much thats even worth Grey!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Umpy70
11 months ago

McCutch started slow, he’s around 260ish average over the past few months. Probably why he got dropped early.

pizza5788
pizza5788
11 months ago

Ty France or Caesar Hernandez

ray
ray
11 months ago

I just dealt Luis Garcia and Duvall for Judge…..thoughts?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
11 months ago

Better utility bat off the bencgh in Roto for ROS: Happ (once Bryant gets dealt, I assume he plays everyday) or Rojas once he’s back from IL?

Also, any thoughts on Rowan Wick if the Cubs deal away their bullpen?

Thanks!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

You should fix that in a league that deep.

Both Tepara and Winkler are on last year of deals. Sounds like they will move Kimbrel. Wick is throwing in Iowa this week. Who else would be left? Rex Brothers? Kenan Thompson!?!

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

Already getting excited about some of the SPs we will get to draft after the top 50-60 next year. Manoah, Gilbert, Sandoval, Cease… oh man!

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

You think Kerri field is dealt? If he is do you think kc would bring Witt up immediately to play?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
11 months ago

Merrifield

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

The corpse of Mondesi is also allegedly back soon too.

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

Duran – hold for now or move on for hot schmotato in 12 team mixed?

H
H
11 months ago

Sonny Gray or Carlos Carassco?

Dane
Dane
11 months ago

Hey Grey. Need some advice. 10 team H2H points, daily lineups. 3 pt IP, 7 pt W, -5 L, -1 for hit, walk, ER, .5 for K, 3 pt QS.

Pitching comes at a premium. Most managers have no bench hitters, and some like myself even forego a Catcher to gain an extra SP. I guess due to it being daily lineups, most stream. Also worth noting that I am in 2nd at 11-4 and looks like I will likely make the playoffs which start Sept 13.

I have 2 IL spots but currently have Buxton, Lindor, Pablo Lopez. So 1 player is taking up a regular bench spot.

My staff is as followed (ranked by me)

1. Yu Darvish
2. Charlie Morton
3. Hyun Jin Ryu
4. Freddy Peralta
5. John Means
6. Tyler Mahle
7. David Price
8. Patrick Sandoval
9. Chris Paddack
10. Jameson Taillon
11. Frankie Montas

Ynoa is on the wire staring me in the face. Next best SP on the wire is Eflin. Want to build a strong team for the playoffs so really focused on September more than I am now. Would you add these guys?

If so, who do I drop? Lindor? Lopez? I could drop one of my lower tier SP but they’re pitching decent right now so I’d hate to do that. But open to whatever you recommend. Thank u!

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

6×6 with ops 11 team can you rank these catchers
Stassi
Christian Vazquez
Varsho

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Where would Kelly be when he returns?

ryanoger
ryanoger
11 months ago

10 team redraft holds league

c- Sanchez
1- Olson
2- Jorge Polanco
3- Donaldson
SS- Wander Franco
OF- Soto, Harper, Yordan
Util- Jose Abreu, Yuli Gurriel
Bench- Alonso, Franmil, Eloy

NA- Muncy

SP- Peralta, Berrios, Urias, Ryu, Manaea, Marquez, Wood, Eovaldi
RP- Petit, Loaisiga

IL- Sale
NA- Baz

Sorry for posting my whole team just thought it’d help knowing who else
I have – hard pressed on who I should drop — need to activate Muncy?

Also, when Sale returns who then goes?

Thanks man!

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks – appreciate it

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 6) – no streaming

Made some trades, changed my team around but I’m now in need of a MI or a 3rd base
-until Seager comes back). Who would you pick up AND any guys you’d swap out for wire guys?

WIRE
HIT – J. Votto, L. Wade Jr, H. Bader. J. Soler. K. Hernandez (MI), J. Harrison (MI/3B), A. Baddoo, R. Grossman, J. Candelario (3B), H. Dozier (3B), W. Flores (3B), C. Hernandez, J. Bell, P. Wisdom (3B), E. Longoria (3B)

My team:
C – G. Sanchez
1B – T. Mancini
2B – J. Schoop
3B – J. India
SS – G. Torres
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI –
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Conforto
RF – T. Hernandez
Util – E. Jimenez
IL – C. Seager (IL)
IL – K. Marte (IL)

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – T. Mahle
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – T. Gonsolin
BN – J. Means
BN – S. Ohtani
BN – D. Price
BN – J. Odorizzi
BN – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale (IL)
IL – C. Carrasco (IL)
Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thanks, other option would be to try and trade to acquire either Brandon Lowe OR Jeff Mcneil. I don’t know what it would cost me but you think either are worth pursuing?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

which one you prefer out of Lowe or Mcneil ?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Do you feel good about Jose Suarez vs Col today?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Or Alzolay vs Cin?

JC
JC
11 months ago

Trade my fifth OF (Benny) for Hand? We play five OF so would backfill his slot with Margot or Bader. Or is Hand broken (he he)

Herb
Herb
11 months ago

Morning Grey!

Rank ROS: Bader, Andrew Vaughn, Kepler

Thanks

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Duval or Jesus Aguilar in 10 team H2H redraft?

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Soler over Adolis Garcia in 10 team H2H redraft?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

Will
Will
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Love the write-up as always.

Which side would you prefer to have in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper league?

Ronald Acuna and Realmuto or Tatis?

Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs
11 months ago

lol gdi. great title this morning

pizza5788
pizza5788
11 months ago

I need HR anRBI would you drop Le Mahieu for Votto?

Gator
Gator
11 months ago

Best guess on where you’d rank Bellinger & Bauer next year assuming Bauer is not in jail or suspended and Bellinger is completely healthy (if his mental state is even fixable)?

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks. Sale or Bauer for 2022?

Jram it up your Yaz
Jram it up your Yaz
11 months ago

Have to drop someone to activate Muncy. I’d prefer to drop a hitter but position eligibility only will allow me to drop an OF. Would you go Adolis or Laureno?

If it’s crazy to drop either, would you drop Taijuan Walker at this point?

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

can you pick the TOP 2 two-starters for me for next week? Thanks

Wainwright ATL; KC
Ryu CLE; BOS
Taillon BAL; SEA
Flexin @TB; @NYY
Alcantara NYM; @Col

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks, Grey! Gonna roll with Taillon. Easier starts.