Fernando Tatis Jr. fractured his wrist and I want to die. Just curl into a ball and bawl. MLB lockout was the butterfly’s wings and Tatis’s wrist is the earthquake in Indonesia. Hope you’re happy Rob Manfred! Fernando Tatis Jr. likely hurt himself on his motorcycle, and it was months ago. Sure, he should’ve been checked out by a doctor for the last three months for the wrist injury, but he just dusted himself off and said, “Oopsie.” If Tatis wasn’t so damn resilient, maybe he would’ve went to the doctor. Stupid, resilient, regenerative Fun The Jewels! If it wasn’t for the lockout, the Padres would’ve insisted Tatis went to see their team doctors, and his wrist would’ve been diagnosed sooner. See, this really is Rob Manfred’s fault! *goes to the beach, digs giant hole, lies down into sand grave, slowly pulls sand down on top of head* I don’t want to go on. Please, let me be. *sobs loudly*

So, Rudy updated Fernando Tatis Jr. with a 75-game dock, and he’s now at 155 overall on his 12-team auction values. I’m down to 103 overall. From the number one spot to 103 overall; I really feel like I’m going to vomit. *drives to Ralph’s supermarket then ralphs* I like to be meta, when possible. What’s kinda funny, in a painful way that isn’t funny at all, I did my adjustments to Tatis without knowing what Rudy was doing, and I have him ranked right next to Kyle Schwarber, as Rudy does, in my top 500 for 2022 fantasy baseball. Of course, I have Schwarber and Tatis higher than Rudy, barely. Also, Rudy has Tatis at 289 ABs (58/23/56/.282/13) and I have him down for 51/17/45/.287/15 in 303 ABs, and we both did our new projections without bouncing them off each other, so we’re both pretty close, which is reassuring in a very sad way. I’m a bit worried about the wrist coming all the way back immediately, but like the idea of his upside when he returns, so I ranked him a bit higher than his stats might warrant. I updated my top 10 for 2022 fantasy baseball; my top 100 for 2022 fantasy baseball and the top 20 shortstops for 2022 fantasy baseball. This all somehow sucks and simultaneously blows. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this preseason for 2022 fantasy baseball:

Ha-Seong Kim – The good news coming from the Fernando Tatis Jr. news is the USPS still works, so hopefully Tatis replies soon to my invitation for me to donate my wrist to him. I’d cross my fingers, but it could put undue stress on my wrist and he might need it. Not good news, but Ha-Seong Kim was moved up in my top 20 2nd basemen for 2022 fantasy baseball.

Matt Olson – Traded to the Braves for Cristian Pache, Shea Langeliers, Ryan Cusick and Joey Estes. Looking forward to the Moneyball sequel where Billy Beane masking tapes a glove to a cactus, their new 1st baseman. So, Olson could hit the ball out of Yellowstone. In fact, he just hit the ball out of Yellowstone, only they call it the Coliseum. This year the A’s are going to be playing in Please Forward Mail From Here Park. Okay, anyway, I need to let it go. The A’s want to suck, let’s let them suck. Oddly enough, according to Statcast, Olson would’ve hit only 34 homers last year in Atlanta, but hit 39 in Oaktown. Meh, he’s a 40+homer guy in any stadium, it’s just a matter of getting into enough fastballs. He was updated in the top 20 1st basemen for 2022 fantasy baseball.

Cristian Pache – Should move into an everyday centerfield job in Oakland. Good news, bad news. Good news is you got an everyday centerfield job, Pache. Bad news is it’s the 4.5 square miles of foul territory in Oakland that is gonna wreck havoc on his already bad batting average. The BABIP in Oakland + Pache’s AVG = WOOF.  So, Pache has been updated in the top 100 outfielders, but he might hit .170 in 600 ABs.

Jesse Winker – Traded to the Mariners. Good on the Reds! *rubs hands together* Oh, yeah, that payroll is getting aligned to resources, baby!

Father in the stands at a Reds game, talking to his child, “Trading away your young, great hitter, Jesse Winker, for financial flexibility is such a dream for a fan…Oh, wow, Mr. Castellini is here! I wonder if he’ll sign my balance sheet!”

What a #blessing to see a father and his child taking in a great balance sheet. Warms the cockles! I’m sorry, but it is just so gee-dee funny that MLB went through a labor dispute to resolve it to teams quitting immediately. Hey, baseball, you’re lucky I love you, because you are severely crackers. So, Winker goes to the Mariners. Better lineup, worse park, so couple less homers and bit more on counting stats, right? Well, I don’t know if that’s accurate. Expected homers in Seattle last year for him would’ve been 26, and 27 in Cincy. Not really concerned about Winker. I did slightly lower his projections. Bit more worried about Jul-Rod for this year. Hopefully the M’s don’t get any ideas about platooning Winker. He’s been updated in the top 20 outfielders for 2022 fantasy baseball.

Eugenio Suarez – Traded to M’s. This was the money the Reds were unloading — $35 million. Perhaps even more importantly, Eugenio Suarez showed up to Reds camp with a reverse skunk haircut.

After you see that haircut, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” In fact, that look is called The Can’t Stay “Hair.” Hope Eugenio was working on his defense…of that hairdo! Okay, so I kinda prefer Abraham Toro over Eugenio. Do I get a vote? I’m hearing I don’t get a vote. By the way, movie made of that horror show on Eugenio’s shoulders was called The Hairing. Unfortunately, Suarez sucks, and not just at the barber. M’s might just be eating Eugenio’s money and hair, and starting Toro still. This doesn’t help Toro though, if I’m being honest, and it lowers Eugenio. I’ve lowered him in the 2nd basemen rankings, and Eugenio was updated in the shortstops rankings.

Andrew McCutchen – Signed with the Brewers. Now I might get fewer comments like, “Yo, Grey, handsome face, but I can’t believe you haven’t ranked Tyrone Taylor! He’s only been in the minors for 12 years, and he’s about to break out.” McCutchen is the trademark aging player who becomes a DH. Too bad for the Brewers they have, like, five of them. I’ve updated McCutchen in my top 100 outfielders.

Kyle Lewis – Won’t be ready to start the season. Hey, Kyle Lewis, you like making me feel pain, or what? I haven’t moved Lewis yet, but only because I don’t know how much he’s gonna miss.

Jake Fraley – Traded to the Reds. He’s now in a much better park, and more of a chance he stays a starter. F. Raley? Yeah, F. Raley! Fraley’s projections boosted, and he was moved up in the top 100 outfielders, though still out of range for 12-team mixed leagues.

Aristides AquinoReds are gonna have one extra spot for Aquino (YUM), Jose Barrero (HOLY YUM), Shogo Akiyama (Meh) or a little of all three (kinda meh). There’s also a chance the Reds just sell off ten more guys and their outfielders aren’t even born yet.

Justin Dunn – Traded to the Reds. A pitcher going from Safeco to Great American is Just Done.

Jake Marisnick – Signed with the Rangers. Can he play 3rd? No? Then get out of here!

Tyler Wells – Will be stretched out. Same, I just started doing pilates–*intern whispers in ear*–So no saves from Wells? Makes sense, since nothing with the Orioles ends Wells! So, I moved Cole Sulser up to be the primary saves guy in Baltimore, but saying I don’t trust him is understatement the size of the Milky Way.

Sixto Sanchez – Saw a report that said, “Ng says Sixto is shut down.” And for a moment I thought they misspelled ngl, i.e., not gonna lie, and were saying, “Not gonna lie, Sixto is shutdown,” which would be good. This was not good, and I removed Sixto from my rankings, you can’t draft him.

Adbert Alzolay – Right shoulder tightness and will require an IL stint, and, the Cubs said, it won’t be a minimum stint. At least they’re not peeing  on my head and calling it rain, but when clubs are that brutally honest, it’s bad news. I’ve removed him from my rankings.

Brad Hand – Signed with the Phillies. Also, going to the Phillies was Jeurys Familia. Here I thought the other Pennsy team was all about family. Neither guy interests me for saves, but if you want Holds, how about a Hand? All bullpen moves are charted in the bullpen chart, funny how that works. It’s updated as moves happen, so bookmark that page.

Odubel Herrera – Re-signed with Phils. Actually, in this case, it might be: Resigned, the Phils brought Herrera back. The Dirty ODB brings his special brand of being terrible on and off the field, and it’s hard to turn that down. For 2022, Odubel Herrera projections are 52/11/47/.263/5 in 373 ABs, and was updated in the top 100 outfielders for 2022 fantasy baseball.

Sean Doolittle – Signed with the Nats. Finnegan/Rainey are still at the top of that pen, which is different than Finnegan’s Rainbow, but no less optimistic.

Ian Kennedy – Signed with the Diamondbacks. Melancon and Kennedy at the backend of the bullpen is threatening if you’re a bottle of prune juice. Are the Diamondbacks putting together a pen or a comment on society’s disdain for old people? Any hoo! Top 500 for 2022 fantasy baseball is updated for Kennedy.

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Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 months ago

Hey Grey! $4 India over $4 Clevinger all day everyday, right? This is a 12 team keeper league as fyi.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Another question for ya!

In my Standard Yahoo League, some dude dropped Luis Urias and Andrew Vaughn to waivers. I have Vidal Brujan and Bobby Dalbec on my bench. We have a $100 FAAB budget. How much would you spend on Urias and Vaughn?

I have Mookie as my 2B and Walsh as my 1B and Yoan as my 3B. My SS & OFs are stacked.

Thanks,

Your Mondesi Milk Loving Son

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  mcstarrs
4 months ago

Picture for reference:

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mcstarrs
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4 months ago

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mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ty sensai

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

I do have an actual question minus the whine.
I have a keeper situation in a 10 team Yahoo league format where you keep 5 players at 2 rounds earlier then drafted the previous year or in the case of FA acquisitions you get them at round 30. You may keep them forever just losing the 2 rounds in the next draft.
My candidates are: India (round 30); Kelenic (20); Cease (30); Lynn (24); Straw (25); Varsho (30); Baz (30); McClanahan (30); Mondesi (9); & Olson (2);
I am thinking India, Kelenic & Cease for sure. Tempted to go with the young SPs for the final 2.
How do you rule?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

As always …Thanks!!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

In the draft from last night FTJ went at pick 118. What’s your opinion of drafting him in a 12 team league with NO IL slots & a 8 player bench? I mean someone is sure to take the plunge at some point but losing a bench spot for half the season?? What’s your take?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

would you trade Trevor Bauer ($31), along with Jon Gray ($6) and Luke Jackson ($6) for Tyler O’Neill?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

WTH …maybe I need a new hobby. (birdwatching?? ) First FTJ then Sale who happens to be my top SP on that RCL team as well. But on top of that I had my 1st $$ Fantrax draft last night. Needless to say I once again ended up with Sale by waiting on SP. My pitching was weak before he went down …now totally abysmal.
On the plus side my hitting looks fab.
This is a 12 team weekly lineups with no trades & 30 player rosters. What’s your evaluation please? Is there any hope?
C Murphy (293)
1B Freeman (20)
2B India (68)
3B Candy (212)
SS Bichette (5)
CI Mancini (188)
MI Polanco (77)
OF Teoscar (29) ; O’Neil (44); Lourdes (149); Adolis (173); Straw (140):
U Franmil (101)
Bench Rosario (245); Miranda (332)
SP Sale (53); Manoah (92); Manaea (116); ERod (164); J Mont(197); J Ryan (221)
RP Rogers (125); Sims (236); Trivino (260)
Bench; SP Elieser (284); Ober (317); Reynaldo (341); Manning (356) & RP McGee (269); Rainey (308)
Hoping the volume of RPs will give me needed saves but this SP is just a mess. Any hope here?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Grey,

Two questions.

1) should I throw back Yaz and Joc Pederson. Leaning towards yes.
2) A team is offering me Kris Bryant ($16), but wants someone that is top 100 ADP for him. This is my team:

C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $24.00
1B Freddie Freeman *() $33.00
1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $9.00
2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $19.00
2B/OF Mookie Betts (LAD) $49.00
2B Nick Madrigal (CHC) $6.00
3B Alex Bregman (HOU) $23.00
3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $36.00
SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $10.00
OF Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $9.00
OF Michael Conforto *() $21.00
OF Cedric Mullins (BAL) $6.00
OF/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $14.00
OF Luis Robert (CWS) $16.00
OF Mike Trout (LAA) $42.00
OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $11.00
SP Trevor Bauer (LAD)  $31.00
SP Yu Darvish (SD) $28.00
SP Kevin Gausman (TOR) $16.00
SP Lucas Giolito (CWS) $28.00
SP Jon Gray (TEX) $6.00
SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) $23.00
SP Joe Musgrove (SD) $15.00
SP Robbie Ray (SEA) $13.00
SP Chris Sale (BOS) $19.00
SP Max Scherzer (NYM) $32.00
SP/RP Luis Severino (NYY) $11.00
SP Noah Syndergaard (LAA) $23.00
SP Julio Urias (LAD) $12.00
SP Justin Verlander (HOU) $13.00
SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $18.00
RP Nick Anderson (TB) IL $9.00
RP Kendall Graveman (CWS) $9.00
RP Liam Hendriks (CWS) $20.00
RP Raisel Iglesias (LAA) $13.00
RP Luke Jackson (ATL) $6.00
RP Travis May (NYM) $18.00
RP Jake McGee (SF) $21.00
RP Tyler Rogers (SF) $6.00
RP Will Smith (ATL) $9.00
RP Josh Staumont (KC) $6.00

Anyone worth it or pass on Bryant?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yaz is $14 Pederson is $11

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

they are but im not expecting much from both. Also there are rumors that Conforto might sign with SF. Is $21 too much for him, that i should cut him and try to get him cheaper?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Grey,

He said no to Kershaw, he wants a bat

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

would you rather have Bregman or Bryant?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

why neither?

Foxman
Foxman
4 months ago

Tatis Jr in exchange for #1 pick
12 team keeper league
We keep 5 each year, no limit
I already have Sexy DP, Tildaddy, Treat Urner, and Yodong
I’d toss back Polar Bear

Gotta do it right?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 months ago

Heyo Grey. I’ve been visiting sporadically in the off-season but it’s good to be officially back for another year. Looking forward to all of your great posts!

What has been the general feedback on the updated site layout? :) Seriously, how do I find the most recent posts on the site? They don’t seem to be on the site home. Is it just hiding from me? I ended up clicking on your name/link from an older post that was displayed to find this one that is newest.

Maybe I’m just old?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 months ago

Now this post shows under Recent Posts, but I swear it didn’t for me earlier. Is there a delay to when posts hit that section?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 months ago

gotta let it load all the way. there is that delay. guessing you know how to find the posts going backwards by now

Norbs
Norbs
4 months ago

Hey Grey! I was really looking forward to another season of real and fake baseball, then a) the Twins front office acts like they got into some of Oaktown’s “medical water” this weekend and b) Tatis has to show off his motorcycling skills (or lack thereof).

So in my 10-tm 6×6 (OPS added) H2H league we get 3 keepers (keep forever w no penalty). I was set on Tatis, Devers and wavering between Freeman and Betts. My initial reaction to the Tatis news was to not keep him, but now think I need to keep him. What do you think?
Thanks man – love your work!

Sactown
Sactown
4 months ago

Would you trade Schwarber for N. Cruz

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Hi Grey…Thanks for all your help. Would you keep Kelenic,Bellinger or Franmil Reyes for next two years in a 12 team keeper league? Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Dear Grey,

That Olson deal makes me sick. It Isn’t about the money; he earned that deal. The fact that he’s only making $3M a year more than Hosmer is infuriating. That’s less than 17% and even less if you factor in inflation since Hosmer signed his deal 4 years ago. How did Hosmer get that much? What did he ever do to earn it? I’m surprised Preller still has a job. You also have to wonder why they even signed him with Myers under contract who could play 1b. Speaking of Myers, he is making $1M a year less than Olson. I think I’m going to head to the Coronado bridge.

Yours truly,
A disgruntled Friar fan

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Hosmer? There may have been a glimmer of hope many moons ago but he’s been on my $hit list forever. I am guilty on myers; I’ve liked him before probably because he ran.

Kutty
Kutty
4 months ago

First draft got the 3rd pick. FTJ falls and I’m thinking cool I’ll take it. Two days later I traded him for Witt and A.Vaughn. Yay or nay? Thanks Grey!

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 months ago

I am having a tough time deciding on my final keeper. My no brainers are Bichette, Treat, Soto and Acuna. I am trying to decide between Robert and Wander as my final keeper. I know you have Robert ranked higher and I was leaning that way anyway as I worry Tampa will somehow temper Wander’s numbers with their normal shenanigans especially stolen bases.

Is Robert the way to go in your opinion?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
4 months ago

tbfbi USING WAR ROOM with greys rankings mix

start

cakes thats Vlad at 1b
Yordan of
Whit (2nd n of)
Gausman
Berrios
Jazzy Jazz (ss and 2nd)
WITT

is this a lothario team or what?

my next moves grab a C that falls or a RP or just keep adding bats

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

when can we getting coffee in santa monica re making 1 of your movies

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ok 2

bigbear
bigbear
4 months ago

Think I got a little OF happy in rounds 2-4… How’s it look otherwise? Got lucky Bo fell and probably should have looked at SP in round 4. May have to drop Roansy to fill UT to start the season. And need some SP tailwinds!

C – Zunino (21)
1B – Votto (18)
2B – Marte (6)
SS – Bo (1.6)
3B – Mondesi (7)
OF – LouBob (2)
OF – Teoscar (3)
OF – O’Neill (4)
UT – Witt (9)
UT – Adolis (14)
Bench – Tork (22) – Yahoo has 3B elig
SP – Freddy P (5), Ryan (10), Baz (11), Bauer (12), Kopech (13), Houck (16), Patino (17), JoMo (19), Rasmussen (20), Contreras (23)
RP – Iglesias (8), Barlow (15)

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

sorry cakes was vladdy my bad

Guero
Guero
4 months ago

Grey,

Keeper league
Trade away Yordan Baz for wander?

Ciwa
Ciwa
4 months ago

Hi Grey!
In my 12 team keeper league I have to choose 7 hitters (4 from the first group+ 3 from the second) and 3 pitchers (2+1). Who would you choose?

Hitters
Luis Robert OF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Teoscar Hernandez OF
Christian Yelich OF
Austin Riley CI,OF
Trevor Story SS

Anthony Rendon CI
Jorge Soler OF
Alejandro Kirk C
Cody Bellinger CI,OF
Javier Baez SS
Adalberto Mondesi SS
Kyle Lewis OF

Pitchers
Walker Buehler SP
Julio Urias SP
Lucas Giolito SP
Jordan Romano RP

Robbie Ray SS
Logan Webb SS
Noah Syndergaard SS

Thanks for all from Italy!

Ciwa
Ciwa
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

If you’ll come to Rome, you have multiple beers paid, let me know!

Unfortunately, I can’t keep the five hitters you choose ahahah

Maybe I badly explained, I can choose 4 between:
Luis Robert OF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Teoscar Hernandez OF
Christian Yelich OF
Austin Riley CI,OF
Trevor Story SS

And 3 from:

Anthony Rendon CI
Jorge Soler OF
Alejandro Kirk C
Cody Bellinger CI,OF
Javier Baez SS
Adalberto Mondesi SS
Kyle Lewis OF

For a totale of 7 hitters

Last edited 4 months ago by ciwa
Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Scusa Grey, but mi famglia has a tiny bnb in Airola just outside of Naples. Some of the family we’re smart, didn’t leave a beautiful place like that, for a city that has a cracked bell on display that no one cares about.

John
John
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Italy is freakin’ awesome. You literally can’t go wrong. We did Rome 5 years ago. The tour guide was apologizing when buildings were ‘only’ 200 years old. Coliseum is the best but all of Rome is amazing. We even saw the Pope say mass. Crazy! BTW, I suggest throwing a quick 3 day Paris jaunt on the back end. Honestly not all that expensive, and it was a great way to end an awesome vacation. Still hoping to do Amalfi Coast, Naples and several other areas.

bigbear
bigbear
4 months ago

With the Padres in a win-now mode, do you think losing FTJ impacts the timeline for CJ Abrams? Are you bumping him into the later rounds of redrafts to see how spring falls out?

leon
leon
4 months ago

Have biggio($26), willie calhoun($14), Hiura($28) on my team. Dynasty. Not sure if i should drop these guys for the players in the draft. Auction draft. So freeing up salary can easily get the following players.

Players available in the draft: Cron, Naquin, Suarez, Christian walker, Moustakas, Yandy Diaz, Pham, Victor robles, Aquino, Edwin Rios.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
4 months ago

what would you do here?

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Who would you go for in that list of available players over my 3? pick 3 please. thanks.

leon
leon
Reply to  leon
4 months ago

Torro is available too, but he may have just lost his playing time.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  leon
4 months ago

Drop them. You can resign them for $1-2.

Greg
Greg
4 months ago

Any news on trevor bauer? Are they going to suspend him?

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Did you give lane thomas a bump in the rankings with the cruz signing? Not sure if it changes his outlook other than maybe a few more runs.

I too also hope the M’s trade doesn’t mess with the julio rodriguez call up date. If they are spending more money now, they better not hold him back. He should have been up last year to help him in that playoff run. Who were they using at dh? Torrens, fraley, Moore, bauers?

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
4 months ago

Just doing a public service announcement for you Grey, and the razzball crew. Bobby Witt is going to start the season in KC, so draft accordingly. I made a big stink about it in your Bobby Witt post last year and still stand by it: https://razzball.com/bobby-witt-jr-2022-fantasy-outlook/

Now we are post-lockout and it appears service time hasn’t changed a ton (some goodies but mostly for elite prospects)… but I still think owner’s will try to chill on it at least three weeks after the lockout (and knowing they still have an international draft fight).

Anyway, first day in camp they got Bobby starting at third with Mondesi at short with the rest of the starters.

DRAFT BOBBY WITT JR I IMPLORE YOU.

theebigjuan
theebigjuan
Reply to  Pine Tar Incident
4 months ago

He’s a keeper I have no doubts about. There are some others on which I’m not sold.

$250 10 team 9 regular hitting positions 6 pitchers 12 person bench. $10 minimum keeper value, 15% inflation rounded up for all other keepers.

Besides Witt, I love me some Olsen $18/Baez $10/Tucker $29 Eloy $13 and Gausman $10.

Cole at $25? He’s great but I hate investing that much in a SP. 1500 IP limit
O’Neill at $10? It seems between him and Eloy.

After winning two years in a row, this was a fifth place team. Suggestions?

Thanks,

Juan

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 months ago

I broke my scaphoid, the bone that Tatis broke, back in 2002. First of all, they keep calling it a broken wrist, but the bone is more right above the wrist joint at the very bottom of the hand. All the pain was in the hand and the palm area. There was no motion induced pain or any kind of effect in the actual wrist. There shouldn’t be any effect on getting the bat head through or weakness of the joint as he comes back from this.

I had a quick out patient surgery where they put a small screw in there and I was back playing tennis inside of a month. There was some lingering weakness in my grip that went within two months or so. Hitting a baseball at that level is really hard on his hands so he’s facing more than just hitting a tennis ball around, but all in all I’d feel pretty confident that 3 months is kind of the maximum, that he could be back sooner and that there’s a good chance he’ll be close to full go. Hope so anyway.

Also, when I broke my hand, Iived in China and I went to the university hospital there and they didn’t do an xray but they were pretty sure it was a break. Doctor told me I’d have to have surgery. I didn’t want to get it done in China, so I ended up living with it for close to a year. I told them I didn’t want to get it fixed, so they wrote me a prescription for the pain.

I had one of my students translate the prescription for me and I was simply “medical water.” Razzers of a certain age may remember a product called Absorbine Jr. It came in a little glass bottle with sponge applicator on top. It was a topical thing. You just kind of dabbed it on. So this medical water came in a little bottle like that. I just dabbed it on and I was like, “Is this all they have for pain? What’s this water going to do.

Well, within 10 minutes, I was higher than I’d ever been in my life. Flying. It felt like the good juice they give you to loosen you up just before you go under for surgery. Loved that medical water. Hopefully the can get Fernando some.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I’d kill for some medical water right now. Nice to see you too Albright!

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
4 months ago

Yo Grey!

Trying to determine my 25th and last keeper spot in my dynasty league:

Santander
Kyle Lewis
Jordan Hicks
Huascar Ynoa

Who do you like best long term?

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

That is where I was leaning, thanks Grey!

Laura Holt
4 months ago

OK I’m gonna keep pimping the $100 RCL, especially since I know there’s some Tatis owners out there that’d like a re-do in a new league… we’re down to 3 spots left! It’ll pay top 3 spots… drafts next Weds. 3/23.
https://www.fantrax.com/newui/fantasy/joinLeague.go?leagueId=zz4ylz1okz67o08b

Luigi
Luigi
4 months ago

Grey, what do you make of Jonathan india now that his team is depleted?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

but but but they told ya on j-ram. oh my god that must’ve been so mortally awesome when lindor was the one who sucked after that trade.

slimjim13
slimjim13
4 months ago

Grey need your advice on a keeper last spot
Candelairo 1
Javier 1
Crowenworth 2

Thanks as always

slimjim13
slimjim13
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thought so thanks

Caponie
Caponie
4 months ago

Deep dynasty conundrum; I’m torn between K Huira or G Hampson for my last keeper spot. I would cut them both but the alternative is the very last pick in the draft which could actually be worse!

Clay
Clay
4 months ago

Grey,

Hope you’re doing well! If you were a betting man, how long do you think Bauer’s suspension will be? Over 50 games?

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Clay
4 months ago

Morning Grey, Hope you are well. Question-Dynasty league, 12 teams, 16 keepers per team. I have Franco and Lindor on my roster. Would you offer Franco for Tatis?
Thanks

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  TurnandCoughlin
4 months ago

I know I’m the odd man out here but I don’t see Franco running much but Tatis injuries scare me also.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Seems like since MLB gave Ozuna a “time served” 20 game suspension and then let him play this season they would do the same for Bauer. I don’t understand the people out there arguing Bauer should be banned for life, never play again, etc. No charges for Bauer whereas Ozuna was actually charged, had to complete a pre-trial diversion program in order for the charges to be dropped, etc. I think Bauer gets the same “time served” suspension from MLB.

NJW
NJW
4 months ago

Grey,

Just want to hear your thoughts on one rumor and how it would impact your thoughts.

I know you aren’t the biggest Kris Bryant fan, but there is a strong rumor he ends up in Coors with the Rockies…thoughts on how that would impact your ranking on him?

NJW
NJW
Reply to  NJW
4 months ago

I said “thoughts” a lot of times in those 2 sentences…

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

he’s way too young i’d think, they’ll be all in in like 4-5 years.

Jrod
Jrod
4 months ago

Reds GM, after trading away Gray, Suarez, and Winker doubled down and said the “Reds are not in a rebuild…” Do they think the fans are stupid?

In other news, I gotta lose one of the following 5. Keep 5 H2H cats league, walks and hits added for hitters.

Acuna
Devers
Albies
Olson
Franco
Burnes

Was leaning towards tossing back Olson, but with this trade I’m not so sure anymore. The addition of walks hurts Albies slightly, so maybe he’s the cut now? Thoughts?

Phil
Phil
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-team, 6×6 roto league (OPS and holds), 4 OF, MI (but no CI), and only 2 Bench spots…keep 3 players straight up…which 3 of the following would you keep?

Kyle Tucker, Matt Olson, Jon India, Tim Anderson, Gausman, Franmil Reyes, Alcantara, and/or Cease

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 months ago

I just got offered Corey Seager, Cedric Mullins, and Shane Baz for Tatis in a 10-team H2H keeper. While Tatis is my favorite player, for fantasy I worry about not only the wrist, but that shoulder as well. 3 for 1 at this point is great depth and production, but it could be a huge regret come July. Would you be tempted to move Tatis? My fill-in options aren’t exactly exciting (Fletcher, Adames, Eddie Rosario, Laureano). Thanks!

bruuuuuce
bruuuuuce
4 months ago

The Reds took one look at Eugenio and said “hair today, gone tomorrow…”

Where do you think Freeman lands?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  bruuuuuce
4 months ago

it ain’t looking good for NL only keepers on that answer. i got the old harper or freeman in the 1st choice and only one of them in a short keepers NL only that’s very likely about to be taken out of my hands and answered for me.

Brian
Brian
4 months ago

Lane thomas or jose barrero?

Craig
Craig
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

my world is torn apart with FTJ getting hurt. I’m in a points keeper league and not sure what to do with him. Was keeping
Vlad
Mookie
Alonzo
Yordan
FTJ
Cole
Buehler

should I keep FTJ or drop(oh no) and keep Tyler ONeil or Freddie Perralta?
FYI. Wins count for 7, loses -5

thanks

craig

Jrod
Jrod
Reply to  Craig
4 months ago

If he can be kept next year you have to keep him.

Malatokis
Malatokis
4 months ago

Think Im I overthinking Trea over Bo at #1 due to the fact Trea has SS and 2B eligibility?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Malatokis
4 months ago

Overthinking. The SS/2B eligibility will drive you nuts. I remember last year’s draft. The euphoria people felt when Eugenio got SS eligibility. Everyone was gaga (myself included). The eligibility is / was meaningless. If you’re following Grey’s top 500, Bo is now #1. If you draft TreaT, you could foreseeably take Albies in round 2 if he comes back or Wander and move TreaT to SS or 2B. If Bo is your #1, samesies on round 2 picks. So Bo is your pick.

Cheers,
Ante

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Ante GALIC
4 months ago

That is so true as I got Turner in the 1st round and Ozzie in the 2nd round in a keeper league yesterday!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  jnienow
4 months ago

In one league, I picked Tatis (SS/OF) and Wander (SS/3B) for 3B. Now with tatis injury, I found it easier to get a 3B (Jaimer) than the available SS, IMHO, multi-position eligibility is important.

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Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Malatokis
4 months ago

that stuff becomes relavant, but far deeper in drafts.

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

tatis, holy dear jebus for giant ringing reason to not draft early. but really this is on him, he waits for a december crash to mention this, y’all that drafted him should definitely have a personal grudge from now on with that stuff on him. i know he couldn’t meet with team doctors, but in socia media age he can’t VERY EASILY indicate this stuff, yeee hikes.

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

yeah j-rod might be f’d with that, that was my first thought too, but they also gave fraley away, so that’s even on the OF’ers. or at least if any of these happen:

  • toro really need to steal j-rod DH at bats?
  • k.lewis will be and/or STAY healthy? ok on that one
  • how long till suarez plays himself off a 2nd team, toro to 3B then.

and that all assumes kelenic, haniger, winker himself stay healthy.
a.frazier really needs to keep top of lineup and 2B over toro at 2B? really

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

to be fair to FTJ, if ANYBODY thinks they have any reason to assume “who gives a f about an injury i’ll be fine” it’s the guy that’s not yet had his damaged shoulder fixed and STILL put up those stats last year. i mean, it’d be easy to be in his head and assume your floor even while double injured (yeah it’s getting less rational the more in depth this gets i guess for people that think anyway) will be just fine.

dude
dude
4 months ago

Seeing rumors that SD is front runner for Suzuki. If that’s the case, where does he hit in that lineup and what kind of line would you expect from him? Did he have any splits that make him a potential platoon player?

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  dude
4 months ago

no platoon problems in japan, str up monster hitter and he’s at peak physical shelf life right now (unless coming off some injur(ies) i’m not aware of just lately, don’t think so on that though)

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

i mean str up monster hitter over there (better than ohtani ever was, and for more years), doesn’t guarantee great over here of course.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Who’s the better risk for 2022 saves — Sims or Giles? Willing to accept early season DL.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!!

a. I guess the move sucks for Toro owners. Hopefully Pena becomes the Astros starting SS and I can move Abraham to the bench.

b. Beware the Ides of March.

c. George Carlin quote of the day for March 15, 2022

‘Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.’

Cheers,
Ante

jnienow
jnienow
4 months ago

Tatis: UGH!