In November, White Sox front office contacts Eloy Jimenez to discuss his offseason conditioning, and he’s like, “Conditioning? Yeah, of course, I’m doing offseason conditioning,” then he looks in the mirror in his shower and smiles, hair filled with conditioner. Eloy Jimenez gets himself ready for each game with a very special pregame warm-up. He warms up and opens a button on his shirt. Warms up more, and opens another button. I was curious why Statcast said Eloy Jimenez’s exit velocity was “one to three weeks into each season,” but now I see what they meant. Seriously, though, what is going on?! Last year, he jumped for a home run ball that was 75 feet past his reach, and knocked himself out for months, and this weekend he strains his hamstring by running like an absolute madman through 1st base. Someone needs to pull him aside and be like, “Yo, my main man, you’re here to swing hard and hit homers. You can’t run fast, you don’t have Inspector Gadget arms to catch home runs. Just swing hard. That’s it.” I love this guy so much and he causes me so much pain. Almost as much pain as he causes himself. So, he will be out for six to eight weeks, and Tony La Russa will still find reasons to bench Andrew Vaughn! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Tim Anderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (3). Leading that high-powered offense–Oh, wait, they’re penciling Mendick into their lineup, and I’m not talking their locker room. Well, Mendick homered. And Danny too.

Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.13, as he returned from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “I forgot my N95 mask, so I’m going to wear this Jason Voorhees hockey mask during my annual review. Ignore the dripping blood, it’s not real.”

Liam Hendriks – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.14. He looked like he tweaked himself on a pitch. He didn’t looked bad afterwards, and no one really talked about it, so it might be nothing, but I absolutely grabbed Bummer and Graveman, where I could. By the by, the White Sox’s Bummer/Graveman? They’re subconsciously dead in the water.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. He could absolutely have a top-ten-on-the-Player Rater type year. I won’t believe it until I see it, but it could happen.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.59. Just made my first FAAB bid on Bundy — Bindy? — and it was $7 out of $1000, so I did not win him, and I exhaled.

John Means – Underwent Tommy John surgery. A little known fact, Tommy John never even went to med school.

Jo Adell – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .245. Wrote a sleeper post about him, so you know I love him, but the Angels’ lineups are Maddoning.

Austin Hays – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Legit forgot I had him on, like, nine of 12 teams, and only missing him on NL-Only league teams. Might be the guy on more of my teams than anyone else. Perhaps he could get hot, then phone up two guys I have everywhere in Kyle Tucker and Bo Bichette, and tell them how he did it.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.98, as the Cubs put up 21 runs and Hendricks cruised out to Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W. Streamonator hates his next start, and I don’t disagree.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. “Hey, if we use the meat grinder, we could make him into a giant sausage–Whoa! Hold on! Ian Happ’s alive!”

Luke Voit – Hit the IL with a biceps tendon injury, specifically he was diagnosed with Musher’s Arm. It’s an injury often associated with head mushing. For further information, see WebMD’s entry for Musher’s Arm and/or karma.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Yu can still strikeout guys without command. Yu don’t say? No, actions speak louder.

Sean Manaea – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.47. Welp, that sucked. Luckily, he only has to face the Dodgers *looks at schedule* Eff me.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. That he took a lefty deep was the most impressed I’ve been by him since before the forearm bash in the 2020 playoffs that derailed his entire career. Maybe he really is fixed.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91. Velocity is still an issue, but it was up slightly from his last start, and seemed to gradually get better as the game went on. Still think you should be holding him as I say in this video:

Ty France – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .375. *screws hose into a fire hydrant, points hose at Ty France, turns it on* This is for your own good! You’re on fire!

Drew Steckenrider – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.05. Mariners might want to Steck ‘n ride someone else as their closer, since they have three better arms. Andres Munoz is my fave right now, but Sewald’ll be back soon, and even Castillo looks better than Steckenrider.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. He was in Friday’s Buy, so Dozier’s been hot for a minute. An Urban Dictionary minute, which is a long time? Well, “long time” is subjective, I guess.

Yadiel Hernandez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. This should be Luis Garcia’s job. No, not the Astros’ starter. No, not the Padres’ reliever. The other one.

Anthony DeSclafani – Hit the 10-day IL with ankle inflammation. You can tell by the way Tony Disco was walking that he had no time to talk about his next start.

Joc Pederson – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. *opens fortune cookie* “If you can platoon him, then you will find great opportun–” What? My fortune was cut off! Opportunudity?

Michael Conforto – Underwent shoulder surgery and will miss all of 2022. Sometimes you hold out for a big payday, and you end up eating a Payday candy bar with your one good arm.

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 8.53. He’s doing well (for a guy who had arm trouble in the preseason). If you have parenthetical blindness, you’re so confused now.

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Oh, okay. Wait. What? Brewers’ pitching coaches are Miracle Workers. Let them touch your sick, they will heal them. Let them touch your infirm, they will cure them. Wait, that’s the same thing. He has more velocity; he’s using his cutter and curve more, and almost completely abandoned his change. Whatever the case, it’s working for him, and I’d grab him all over like a lecherous uncle. Also, Coolwhip just gave you his Eric Lauer fantasy.

Tyler Mahle – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.88. T. Mahle giving major indigestion. Not dropping him yet, but the Streamonator says to bench him for his next start, and I agree.

Nick Lodolo – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.52. YOLO Lodolo!

Lucas Sims – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 9.00, and his 1st save, as Santillan and Warren set him up. Seemed clear cut that Sims is the closer in Cincy. Or, I guess, Dumb Bell had no clue what inning it was.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert! Also, Christian Walker hitting in front of Seth Beer, and putting Walker and Beer together, is just hitting responsibly.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.00. His K/9 and BB/9 are 6.5 and 5. Respectively, or disrespectively, that sucks.

Tylor Megill – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.35. Just keep him away from the Mets’ trainers!

Cole Irvin – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Streamonator was a little positive on this start, and a little negative on his next, but I’d start him at home for your standard issue Medi-OAKer.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. How did I not know Piscotty was still a major leaguer? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Tanner Scott – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.14. Got his 2nd save on Saturday, and Mattingly tried to go back to the “Why is Tanner Scott the guy you’re choosing to use as the closer” well, and that didn’t work on Sunday. Bender is dealing with hip soreness. Seems inappropriately named. Anthony Stiffer amiright?! High five me! No? Okay. Cole Sulser would be my guess for a fill-in, but Mattingly started Jazz in the 9-hole for three weeks, so who knows, maybe it’s Scott’s job. Might be a committee. Head of that committee? Prolly not Louis, who got Sunday’s save; he’s just a Head.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.77. His stuff is so filthy, but no command is very scary. As they say at a faith healers convention, please use caution with Jesus.

Bryce Elder – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 6 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.30. I had a bid in on him in NL-Only and I lowered it by half after this start. As for mixed leagues, Streamonator hates his next, and big agree.

Garrett Whitlock – 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.66. The William H. Macy of pitchers. Put this guy in any role and he’s great.

Shane McClanahan – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Think most people who undervalue Shane McClanahan have simply never seen him pitch. We call these people, Never Seenanans. Us? We’re McClanaseens.

Vidal Brujan – 0-for-3 as he was called up. Just lost my shizz falling off my seat to pick up Brujan. “What an idiot you are! He’s just going to get sent right back down.” That’s my seat. See, fart on your seat, and it talks shizz. Any hoo! Brujan is likely only up for a short period of time, but ya never know if he’s going to hit and stay around. Or he might be a bench guy for three days. Impossible to say, but I did grab him in a few leagues where I needed speed (everywhere) with hope he stays.

Cristian Javier – Will join the rotation on Wednesday. Absolutely go grab him. Yes, even in that shallow league. He could be a number two to three starter for 100+ IP. Dusty Baker noted that the Astros will go to a six-man rotation for the time being but Jake’s more scrambled than Odorizzi.

Jeremy Pena – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he walked it off vs. Romano. Say cheese, b***h.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and  his 1st homer. *quietly walks up behind someone and screams* Lou-Gu-Ju!

Zack Collins – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Will he be Sal Perez? El oh no. Cmon. But imagine paying for a catcher in any league when you can get Zack Collins anywhere.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA and 6.35, and his 2nd save, and Daniel Bard hasn’t saved a game since last week. It’s either Bard is hurt or Bud Black forgot who his closer is. Prolly an injury, but can’t rule out a Bud brain fart.

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Hey, finally he matches Raimel Tapia’s 2022 home run total!

Chad Kuhl – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.10. Kuhl as ice. He’s a Chad man.

Miguel Cabrera – Got his 3,000th hit on Saturday. Next guy to 3,000 hits will be Steven Kwan and it will be this year.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.30. Mean’s while, Matt Manning and Casey Mize are rooting him on by nodding their heads enthusiastically. “Are you not clapping because you can’t lift your arms?” They nod enthusiastically.

Nestor Cortes – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 8 Ks, ERA at 1.15. Just gave you my Nestor Cortes fantasy, which was a long-winded way of pointing to Coolwhip’s Nestor Cortes fantasy.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.00. Billy Crystal gets stopped at the front gate, blocked from entering the stadium, and good things happen with Gerrit Cole. It’s not so hard to understand.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. HR to the Izzombino!

Aaron Civale – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 9.58. To the tune of Sinatra’s Forget Domani, “Let’s forget about Civale.”

Myles Straw – 0-for-4. Not sure how many people saw on Saturday, but Straw climbed the right field fence to jaw with the Yankees fans. This could be one way MLB separates itself from other sports. Let’s face it, the 7th inning stretch has gotten old. Let’s do the 7th inning Screaming Match. Every 7th inning a player the team chooses goes up to the first row and screams at a fan. Could be a money maker for teams too. How much would you pay to scream at a player? Eloy’s first game back? I’m taking out a 2nd mortgage to scream at him. “STOP RUNNING SO HARD!”

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Grubbin
Grubbin
2 months ago

Would you trade Megill for Cole straight up??

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Do you like Mitch Keller vs Milwaukee at home today?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

would you drop Wainwright for Pablo Lopez in a points league?

mr. glass
mr. glass
2 months ago

It’s still April so not really like super concerned but at what point are we looking to juMp ship on Kettle Marte and if the plank is out who are some names you’d personally try to flip him for. Thanks man!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  mr. glass
2 months ago

i know in like the next 20ish minutes (hopefully not longer, but it’s yahoo so who knows) my low waiver gets it done obtaining him in a 12 teamer money league (shallow yahoo starting rosters, if deeper this would be so slam dunk it’s not close, i’m used to 16’s with deep hitting slots besides) for dropping mcmahon (india back shortly but i’ll deal with that when it comes up (crappy waiver number anyway as mentioned)). i’ll probably have similar question at some point hehe. he was dropped so t.estrada and/or jp crawford could be kept so i was about to say this has to be small money (it is) but it smacks of others around here that would’ve asked if he should be dropped for either of those and probably from grey gotten no/hold answers

thebearproofsuit
thebearproofsuit
2 months ago

Who would have a better statline, given everyone got a full season of ABs:

Ty France

France

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Its the annual Eloy replacement question. Add Mountcastle, Jorge Mateo, Kelenic, Choi, Vogelbach, J Pena or Vaughan?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Or I could just wait for Acuna to return and not use a move. Its a 60 move limit league and I would have to drop Heaney.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

might come down to how many you have left (and roto or h2h) as waiting for acuna might take another 10 or so days. that’s roughly 2.5 or so a week (something i’ve straight up refused to play in, have played in a 4 per week though which actually (to me) is a big difference). each of the last like 3 or so years this friend of mine keeps trying to get me into a league with like 40-60 and i ain’t doing it (money league too, not huge). depending on how many used (esp if h2h) i’d add whichever of mountcastle/vaughn grey had ranked higher preseason (or whatever your league specs are, if OBP/OPS or total bases or whatever see what rudy/player rater preseason or ROS says). probably mountcastle. and dropping heaney likely not a big deal (unless, and you didn’t mention this at all, you don’t have to have a dead roster (starting hitting) slot till acuna is back)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 months ago

oh yeah if adding, mountcastle not vaughn not close. only things that might weigh it less towards adding would be roto (h2h bigger need to not suck for next 10 days etc), already behind on moves made average (if at say more than 6-7 already would be bad, under 4 definitely do it still), the trump card would be having to leave an empty starting hitter slot or not, if you are just do it for sure unless exactly these things: you are very likely to beat your this week opp and it’s h2h and your next week opp and you are at like 10+ adds already. even then it still might be a yes.

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
2 months ago

Would you rather pickup hunter dozier or austin hays now or for the season?

Last edited 2 months ago by granvillehouston
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
2 months ago

nimo avail

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

As a follow up to my question on having a Backups to Kris Bryant, I followed your recommendation and selected. Josh Donaldson of the Yankees. Alec Bohm of the Phils is now available on waivers. I maybe able to select him. Would you stay with Donaldson or waive him and try and pick up Bohm?

Thanks!

Martin

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  martinrostoker
2 months ago

here’s me betting green money if you check the last 3 or 4 grey posts and search bohm you’ll find somebody else having asked bohm vs son of donald (possibly/probably with other names in there).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 months ago

also if you don’t want to wait till when grey gets in here to ask this again, can spend some time (i’d think last 3-4 posts likely sufficient, start here and go backwards) finding other names that bohm is asked whether to add or not over, then search those to see if they are greater/lesser than son of donald, that is the longer workaround if you can’t find a direct bohm vs donaldson present. i wouldn’t go as far back as the bohm @ COL series

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Saves/holds league, 5 RP spots drop Bender for Chad Green or meh. Own Pressly, Hudson, Lasagna, Graveman, Feyereisen, Stanek, Coleman

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Daily Redraft No Innings or Start limits

I currently roster the following:

C Garver
1B Freeman
2B B. Lowe
SS Bichette
3B Witt Jr.
OF Castellanos
OF O’Neill
OF J. Sanchez
UT E. Escobar
BE Kwan
IL Teoscar
IL Moncada

SP Morton, Cease, McGill, Framber, Eduardo, Wood, Sandoval, Lauer, Houck, Detmers, Ranger, T. Anderson
IL Cobb

Currently punting saves until I see how my backend starters pan out.

Bats available:

Grichuk, Charlie, Nimmo, Marsh, L. Urias, Eugenio, Bohm

Arms available: B. Keller, E. Hernandez, B. Zimmerman, M. Keller, N. Martinez, Pineda

McGee, D. Jimenez, Stamaunt, Pagan, Crowe, Sims

Currently struggling with power at the moment. Any changes you would suggest to my struggling squad would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Unfortunately with no innings or start limits, pitchers are hoarded with very little to stream. Waiting to hopefully grab Meyer or Grayson when they get the call. Worth dropping Anderson and stashing one of those two?

jdRed5
jdRed5
2 months ago

After Eloy’s injury I fear for my already struggling offense. Would you deal Freddy Peralta (my top drafted pitcher) for T ONeil? 12 team, 5×5 roto. My pitching has been awesome so far with: Peralta, Rodon, Manoah, and Manaea. I also have Gonsolin, Houck, S Gray, and picked up Gallen and K Wright. Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  jdRed5
2 months ago

Yup

J C
J C
2 months ago

After two weeks of no hitting, my squad has a good not great weekend. So I am thinking I need to shore up this lineup of under performers….Acuna and Robert being out not helping.
Then I look at my league mates and find I am third in average, third in home runs, first in runs scored and second in stolen bases. So I guess patience is a virtue and facts are your friends. No one is hitting – don’t panic.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  J C
2 months ago

yeah lots of teams in h2h are ending the 2 matchup weeks so far at OBP’s under .300 and/or AVG’s in the low .200’s (the actual mendoza line of .215 very believable (this was mario mendoza’s actual career average, not .200 or sub .200)). pretty sure i’m in zero leagues that cracked over .232 and i’m in a lot of leagues. data would be the same/similar likely for rotos but i haven’t checked mine to be sure on those. just having noticed 2 spots where today i went 0/15 (i have a lot of otani/franmil/straw etc)

Ian Draheim
Ian Draheim
2 months ago

Grey – Streamonator loves Joe Ryan (Det) over Luzardo (Sea) this week. You agree? Deciding between the 2 in a weekly.

buddens126
buddens126
2 months ago

Drop Schwindel for Naylor?

JCF
JCF
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

would you drop Wainwright for Cease in a points league?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  JCF
2 months ago

if anything cease would’ve gained on his (grey rankings) almost 140 draft rankings slots better than wainwright i’d think. cease 2/3 of his starts completely awesome vs 2/4 of wainwrongs awful.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Howdy Grey the Great!

Amazing write-up as per ushhhh… Look for some early season panic plays here – specifically to pick up improved arms and replace my MI. Please let me know what you think of this 12-team, 2C 5×5 sitch:

T. Stephenson
S. Murphy
J. Abreu
T. Turner
A. Mondesi
W. Franco
A. Rosario
K. Hayes
J. Winker
L. Gurriel
Y. Alvarez
S. Suzuki
T. Hernandez(R)
F. Reyes
J. McGee
D. Robertson
K. Gausman
M. Stroman
Z. Eflin
S. Manaea
T. Rainey
H. Greene
L. GilBert
S. Gray
L. Sims
L. Trivino

1. There are a bunch of decent arena on the wire – including Ober, Quantril, Civale, Elieser, Bundy, Heaney, Marquez, Cole Irvin, etc

Minimum of 1400 innings and league mates always stack up 2-start SP to accumulate counting stats.

2. Originally drafted B. Rodgers and just got Amed but there’s Mateo, Thairo, Giminez, ONeill Cruz & BR still available on the WW.

(It costs $5 for add/drop and $3 for bench moves so the pot gets pretty big by season’s end.)

3. Some decent bats available that I could use in my lineup and then trade some of my speed – including Nimmo, Candelario, Ward, Kirilloff, Santander, Hays, Marsh, etc

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks so much. Which closer would you lose? Sims, Trivino or McGee?

Also – what kind of arm should I target for Adalbertooo?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Only one team hasn’t posted their lineup tonight (and likely will not before the start of tonight’s slate of games). One guess which team/manager is being Maddon-ing …

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He just posted the lineup (after the start of the first game). Both Ward and Wade starting, as well as Adell and Walsh. Ward is leading off, with Ohtani in 2-spot. WTH? You’d think Maddon would experiment with someone other than Ohtani leading off when they faced a LHP rather than a RHP like Bieber …

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
2 months ago

Tryin to lower era and whip
Please pick best starter of these?
Ranger Suarez home vs Rockies
Sandoval home vs Cleveland
Cortes at KC

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 months ago

In a keeper league,I drafted Houck at $3. Have him for 3 years. As a free agent,Javier would be $10 for 3 years. Grab Javier for Houck? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

How about Javier at $10 for Luzardo at $10 or Gore at $10? My other SP are Burnes,Nola,Trevor Rogers at $16,Kopech at $9,Eduardo at $4 and Houck. I love Javier but have tough choices here. Like all of them. Thoughts? Thank you!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
2 months ago

AL-only, limited roster moves (basically can only make a pickup when someone hits the DL) and I have one P slot I can fill this week. How much of $100 budget to bid on A. Munoz or D. Jimenez? I have Chapman, Loaisiga and D. Castillo in my lineup and Giles on the IL. Was thinking about $5 on each with Munoz as the higher priority.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Keeper pts league own Acuna at $66 out of $400. Tatis available for $59, would you take him despite the price and expected return? Tempting to have both these bats on a team. Would be over the cap but could drop players at year end (i.e. Carlson $23, Lynn $21, Pressly $17)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 months ago

hahaha, so voit’s arm injury is to the same arm he based stephenson’s head with. this is hilarious. stephenson should do some sort of twitter video “get well soon (but not as soon as me, and concussions could be lifetime problems and often get worse the more of them you have assclown):

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 months ago

sorry, bashed, not “based”

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 months ago

thought i was kidding yesterday when i said this would be funny, didn’t know it was exactly that arm.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Do you have a preference for two of these 3 RP-s in a saves + holds format: Loaisiga, Doval, Sewald? I need the bench space. I have Sewald on the IL. I would expect him back very soon. JL & Doval had their bad early outing already which can be good that it’s out of the way if you’re an optimist.

BTW, I guess MLB did not have the same miraculous cure for Covid that the NFL discovered around its playoff time.

JCF
JCF
2 months ago

Shoud l I drop Ozuna for any of these OF’s (points league):

Bellinger
Mullins
Pederson
Profar
Verdugo

Thanks for all you do!

Jedi
Jedi
2 months ago

Who to drop between L Castillo, Montgomery, Trevor Rogers, or drop down to 4 closers and drop either Tanner Rainey or Emilio Pagan?

Thanks

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey, I can only start 2 of these guys this week and I’m assuming Gerritt and Clayton, but can you correct me if I’m wrong?

Cole @KC
Kershaw home DET
Wainwright home AZ
Kyle Wright home CUBS

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

who wins this trade?

Cole/Ozuna for Alcantara/Buxton

RotoJedi
RotoJedi
2 months ago

Framber 2 starter, safe? @ TEX, @ TOR

Or just insert Jake McGhee

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
2 months ago

I’m stacked at mi – need an of !

Trying to trade for betts or trout – dude who has both is struggling in every cat.

thinking :

R Ray ( no one, including myself, apparently wants him? looks very average )
+ k Rob
+ one of the following mi ( India / story / Chisholm / Pena ) –

Dont think dude will go for Pena – and although I love India – his team sucks balls – dont think he can pull off last year ?

thoughts. ?
so story or jizz ? giving away too much ?

darosan
darosan
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

why not?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  darosan
2 months ago

i’m pretty sure he means at prices betts often cost. i doubt for instance if mookie was straight up dropped in a league he’d not add him over his worst hitter or OF’er. he’s for sure lower on mookie than most.

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
Reply to  theperfectpitch
2 months ago

ok – so no on Betts !
( he was not dropped btw )

What about y Alvarez or Trout ?
shallow league – trying to add best possible OF –

Once again too heavy w Mi ( Franco, Story, India, Pena, Chisholm )
If I package Ray – which of these guys do you add – to try and grab top of ?

ty

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

Hey Grey!

Nice write up as usual!

1 – Curious if you’d look to drop any of these for Christian Javier in 5×5:

-Sandoval
-Luzardo

2 – Different 5×5 league, would you drop any of these for Lauer:

-JoMo
-Sandoval

3 – Someone actually dropped Cedric Mullins in my shallow 10 team league.. I am going to try grab him / drop Straw… assuming you agree with that move, how much FAB (out of $100 for the season) seems reasonable to you?

4 – Last question: Profar or Lux for best overall – no specific need?

Thank you!

-IANASM

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

Thanks man. I really appreciate the guidance!

Follow up… streaming an Eloy replacement for the week. Robot likes Pham, but Walker is schmotato-ing. Who would you prefer?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

1) Crazy to start Javier over Wheeler this week? Wheeler could dominate COL but he looks like a 4 wheeler riding on 2 rn

2) I’m enamoured with Taylor Ward and Maddon is too. Bench Myles Straw for him this week or stick with the steady speed?

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Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey, need a 2B this week. Who’s the right pick?

Edman leading off for the Cards or Segura leading off for the Phils? Thanks.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Eric Lauer or Ober over Stroman or Quantril? Both? Neither?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Elieser also available or SON it up?

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
2 months ago

Lodolo or Lauer?

crimedog
crimedog
2 months ago

bellinger or Adell/Joe Ryan

200 Proof
200 Proof
2 months ago

Grey,

Different league question:

Should I add Javier and drop which of the following?:

-Wheeler

-Trevor Rogers

-Montgomery

-Luis Castillo

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
2 months ago

Grey,

Brilliant as always.

Who would you add first between Lauer and Javier?

Worth dropping Suarez and I Anderson for both Lauer and Javier?

Thanks!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
2 months ago

Happy Monday, Grey! Hilarious as usual – not sure why but I guffawed at the McClanahan blurb.

A) What are we doing with Ranger Suarez? Holding? There are options like Lauer, Blackburn, and Lodolo out on the wire.

B) Are any of the 3 SPs I mentioned in A worth rostering over Houck?

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
2 months ago

Good Morning Mr. Sunshine,

It’s a fabulous Monday. Thank you for being a part of making it so, number One……

A) I spent a ‘minute’ in YOLO. Beautiful county, just a smudge below living on the Central Coast!!! Oh, didn’t know the YOLO reference until I relocated.

B) Please, please hurry up and mortgage your house, I only carry one extra bench bat and Eloy is screwing up the plan.

C) There is no C.

D) Do you have any doubts Acuna will be a top 5 player from when he shows up, for the remainder of the season?

Looks like I’m going down the rabbit hole with you and your followers, picked up Cristian!!!

Thank you,

CCC

Danny
Danny
2 months ago

Yo. How big is Wander? He’s listed at 5’10”. That has to be wrong, maybe that’s what he was when he signed?? Tampa sports radio was just talking rays, they called him 6’3”? Compared him to Arod for his size and predicted a move to 3rd

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Saves/holds keeper league, prices go up $2 per year if kept.
$400 budget about $26 left this year for waivers.
Send J.D. Martinez ($23) and $15 to get back next year for: Yimi Garcia ($2) Austin Hays ($3) Andres Munoz ($2)
OF rostered are Acuna, J.D., Walsh, Edman, Pavin Smith, Ward, Jesus Sanchez, Daz Cameron?

Sam
Sam
2 months ago

I picked up Owen Miller and Bohm last week… do we like JOC over either?
Thank you for being you!

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Grey, I pulled the trigger on a trade because of my love for one player and not sure if I should be regretting this. I really like Dylan Cease and got sniped during the draft so I offered Jo-Monty and Mackenzie Gore for him. Did I screw this one up?

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
2 months ago

Grey, 10 Team 5×5 Categories

Drop R. Laureano (have been stashing him) or B. Reynolds for J. Pederson?

Much appreciated!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Would you hold Votto or Staumont? Looking to maybe add C.Javier and/or Sims.

Earl
Earl
2 months ago

Would you start to think about trading Kyle Tucker or to early for that yet?

I was thinking of offering following:
Give: Tucker and small piece like JOsh Naylor
Get: Lindor and Julio Rodriguez

What u think of this Boss??

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So u are saying to hold onto Tucker then as I would be giving Tucker and someone to get Lindor and JRod.

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

Please rank for ROS:

Bauer
Montgomery
Gonsolin’ (I have determined this is a verb)
Alex Wood
Skubal
Logan Gilbert

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Great work, sir. Much appreciated! Who do you like more out of Profar or Joc?

wheezy13
wheezy13
2 months ago

16 team league

Drop Narvaez for Zack Collins?

Narvaez looks lost, but is the guy in Milwaukie. Should I risk the playing time crunch with Collins once Jansen gets back?

Catcher is a barren wasteland.

Do you think Collins can hang onto playing time with the Jays for the rest of the year?

The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Here’s one for the trash heap. I just had to make a choice in online championships due to injuries and not getting anything in FAAB last night between a:

2 start Odorizzi @ TEX, VS SEA
2 Start Sanmartin VS SD, @ COL

I went Odor, but talk about stinky.

Lauer's MeeMaw
Lauer's MeeMaw
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12 team OBP/SVH league

1) Is Lauer legit ROS?

2) Who would you drop for him?

Bader, Kepler, Sano, Kwan, Diego Castillo, Staumont, Boxberger?

russowl
russowl
2 months ago

Who would be top three from this group ?
Adolis Garcia
R.McMahon
Votto
G. Torres

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Better streamer?
Mitch Keller home vs Brewers or
Sandoval home vs Indians

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

With Acuna and Kirlloff getting closer to returning, who do I drop first? Second?

Happ, Avisail Garcia, Gleybar Torres, Schoop, Grisham, Kirilloff

Keeper/dynasty. Thanks.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

I’m going to be getting some RPs back shortly. Who do I drop first? Second? (SV+HLD league where saves count double.)

Sims, Bender, Diekman, Scott Barlow, Sewald, Gallegos

yoolo
yoolo
2 months ago

svhd, thinking of adding sims. drop one of bummer, duran or neris

ray
ray
2 months ago

Are you starting Mateo 3 vs Bos 3 @ NYY, or Wade this week 4 vs CLE [email protected] CWS?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Machine likes Wade more haha

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Keeper points league with salaries, $400 total cap
A) Play 5 OF Have: Acuna, Just Dong, Jesus Sanchez, Carlson, Edman, Walsh, Ward, Pavin Smith, Daz Cameron, Haase … Send J.D. ($23) for Austin Hayes ($3) and Aaron Ashby ($6) or hold?
B) Own Kirk ($5) and Haase ($5) for C (play one) … drop any for Collins at $2 or hold?

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herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, how would you rank these starters for this week? thanks!

ray – @ mia
javier – @ tex
framber – @ tex, @ tor
j ryan – vs det

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Hey Grey, I haven’t seen him pitch so wanted your thoughts on Freddy KBB so far this year. I know you love him and I’m thinking of targeting him in a trade. Reason for concern, or just early?

MikePikey
MikePikey
2 months ago

How much FAAB to spend out of 100$ in Luis Urias? 12 team roto redraft

Skeezix
Skeezix
2 months ago

More Kwan questions! Who do you start at Util this week out of:

Kwan (7, @LAA, @OAK)
Canha (6, PHI, @STL)
Candelario (6, @MIN, @LAD)

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
2 months ago

I am slowly edging towards the “Pull in case of emergency” handle on the Joey Gallo train…I could replace him for Happ, Marsh, or a soon to return Laureano today. I don’t really *need* Gallo as a lineup fixture because I have four Ofers in front of him, so it is about who to keep around as a fill in so I don’t want to shoot myself if I have to play them when someone hits the IL. Worth the trouble?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

Hey Grey! 12 man 5×5 h2h keeper league, OBP.

I got offered Harper and Vlad and a 2nd and 3rd round pick for next year, for my Tatis, Acuna, and a 5 and 6 round draft pick for next year. Which side do you like?

Next question I really want Wander, but Im unsure what to offer, heres my team, any advice would be great: G.Sanchez, Choi, A.Giménez, Hayes, Pena, Straw, Kwan, Renfroe, Jazz, Story, Albies, Jiménez, Mondesi, Tatis, Acuna.

Thanks pal!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Would you offer S.Alcantara and Asa Lacy for Jazz and Buxton?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok i should offer Alcantara and Lacy for Jazz, Buxton and $14

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok im proposing it. thanks for all you help

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

he turned it down

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Would you hold M. Barnes in a 12tm hoping he figures it out or look to the WW for any value?

RICE
RICE
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Who gets the last starting spot in my rotation this week?

Gonsolin @AZ
Eovaldi @TOR / @BAL
P. Sandoval vs. CLE
Whitlock @TOR

Brian
Brian
2 months ago

14 team league and Stroman was dropped.

SP is
Ray
Musgrove
Manaea
Montgomery
Joe Ryan
R. Suarez
Lodolo
Houck

who should I drop for him?

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Aww Yeah! That’s what I like to hear! Thank you

J C
J C
2 months ago

Drafted Javier. Then dropped him and now added him back. Fingers crossed as I love the strikeouts and hope those fly balls stay in the park. I moved on from Ranger and no one picked him up. Eyeballing him as a return candidate as well. Everyone is welcomed back, Mr. Kotter.

Dubjay
Dubjay
2 months ago

Morning Grey,
I’ve been stockpiling potential closers since draft day in my 12 team H2H keeper league. Got Diaz for cheap. Then grabbed Bednar(before the committee announcement). Stashed Sims on my IL. Then grabbed Duran, Rainey and J.Lopez. I’m ok holding onto 4 in a H2H. Maybe even 5 considering both Lopez and Duran have SP/RP in Yahoo. Absolutely love Duran. But not sure that they will be giving him the 9th anytime soon.
Which one would you drop first? Second?

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Secondly, would you grab J.Gray vs MIA or Z.Eflin vs COL as a streamer for Jhoan

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
2 months ago

NICE! That Lauer start was pretty awesome, and Luis Garcia (coupled with Wander’s tight quads) totally cost me a win this week.

Trade question for ya:
Points league:
I get: Tyler O’Neill and Luis Urias (my crush)
I give: Kopech, Skubal, Luis Garcia

Side option is also giving Gallen and getting Luis Castillo back too.

Current roster:

C: Murphy
1B: Mountcastle
2B: None (picking up Nico today)
SS: Wander
3B: Riley
OF: Tucker, Yordan, Castellanos
Util: Tim A., Ju-Ro
B: Mondessi

P: Woodruff, Severino, Gallen, Sandoval, Skubal, Kopech, Garcia, Brash, Lauer, Triston M
RP: Liam
IL: J.Gray, McCullers

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks man!
So I’ve got two options here:
Which three of these would you move for O’Neill and Urias: Gallen, Kopech, Skubal, L Garcia?
And, if you had your druthers would you send all 4 for ONeill, Urias and Castillo? Or hold off on Castillo?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So true on Hernandez. That was terrible. I had Nola going in many leagues.

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
2 months ago

Grey, need a couple trade opinions in a H2H points league. I was offered 2 trades by the same owner. Was offered Trevor Rogers and Andrew Kittridge for Morton. Trade 2 was offered Sale, Rogers and Kittridge for Gausman. He had offered Matt Brash in place of Kittridge, but I said I wanted Kittridge since I went a closer strategy this year in place of going after SP to get my points. I’ve got Hader/Iglesias/Kimbrel at RP and Duran at SP and I could put Kittridge in an SP spot as well. What are your thoughts on either deal? I can afford to wait on Sale since I’m off to a great start so far, but a little worried there is still no time frame for him to come back

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

How about Castellanos/Rogers for Gausman?

moses mashers
moses mashers
2 months ago

I don’t need Streamonator to start Peralta @ Pitt but seeing him as $-3.8….!!! Makes me feel the whole thing is wonky

Pops
Pops
Reply to  moses mashers
2 months ago

Pirates have been uncharacteristically semi-competent so far, and Peralta hasn’t dazzled, but my Buccos are always medicine for what ails your pitchers. I mean, does anyone see Vogelbach leading off and say, “nah, better sit my starter”?

The robot must have been daydreaming about that fancy new rice maker

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

Hello Grey,
So I saw someone mention Blackmon, and I checked and the Zombino is available in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds.

Should I add him and drop E. Rosario? I know Rosario is not this bad, but…

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated as usual.

Thanks Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks very much Grey. The deed is done.

And are you hanging onto Mondesi? I have him as my 3B in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League and his numbers are simply woeful. There is the likes of Bohm, Villar and H. Dozier on the crap heap, but I am not sure I want to do this move so early. Urias from Milwaukee is also out there (hurt now I know). What are your thoughts.

Thanks again Grey for all that you do here. It is super helpful stuff.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Done and done! Thanks Grey.

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
2 months ago

Good stuff as always, Grey…so In a 5×5 roto I’ve got the following SPs: Giolito, Fried, Wright, Skubal, Montgomery, Trev Rogers, Ober, Stroman, Jon Gray, Heaney, Cobb.

If everybody clears IL this week I have to drop two (if I can’t trade some first). Which two would you drop?

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Cole Irvin of Oakland is available. His next start is a home game against Cleveland. Also available Is Bruce Zimmerman of Baltimore. His next start is at the Yanks and then at home against Minn Would you pick either one or hold?

To pick up one of these pitchers, would then have to drop Cleveland’s Quantrill or the Dodgers Heany?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

How would you rank Eugenio, Mancini, Kelenic and Brujan in an OPS league? Different profiles I know but looking at filling out my bench with a couple of these guys.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

Sorry, but could you also add Mateo into that mix of players and then rank them por favor?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! For MI options, who do you prefer of Eugenio, Brujan and Mateo? Swanson and Arraez are also available.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks again!

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

Few good people on the waivers and I’m not sure who’s best for my lineup

Here’s my lineup :
C: Keiburt Ruiz
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Jake Cronenworth
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/ss: Dansby Swanson (just picked up from waivers)
3b:Manny Machado
1b/3b: Spencer Torkelson
Of: Juan Soto, Randy Arozarena, Tommy Edman, Adolis Garcia, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: Luis Robert (expected back tues)
Bench: Whit Merrifield, Adalberto Mondesi
IL: Mitch Haniger, Luis Urias

Pitching
Sp: Jose Berrios, Tyler Mahl, Framber Valdez, Tarik Skubal, Jesus Luzardo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Joe Ryan, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Greene,
Rp: Emmanuel Clase, Camilo Doval
IL: Shane Baz

I would appreciate you mentioning a couple potential moves to consider in places where improvement can be made rather than just one.

Interesting players On Waivers
Jesse Winker, Christian Javier, Eddie Rosario, Thairo Estrada, Trent Grisham, Randal Grichuk, Andrew Vaughn, Adam Frazier, Jo Adell, Josiah Gray , Alex Cobb, Jon Gray, David Bednar, Michael King, Matt Brash, Tanner Rainey, Nick Lodolo Eric Laur

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Any offensive reccomendations? Same lineup 10 team h2h categories doesn’t count obp or walks