As Ice Cube sang on the now-iconic song, It Was An Away Game, “Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God.  Today, German was away, carrying my whole squad.”  Then later on, he sings, “I felt ill after that big fat DeSclafani, pitching like he just pulled out of bed in jammies, but German killed those baserunners like every role by Allison Janney.  And my teams run deep so deep so deep I’d put your ass to sleep talking about how on one team Alex Cobb’s my number one, but I didn’t hesitate to call German Marquez my top gun.”  Imagine you were a Rockies fan who only watched home games, the team’s contract with German Marquez (9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.00) would be tré confusing.  After 100 pitches, he is so low effort throwing 97 MPH in the 9th inning, and occasionally drops in an off-the-table curve that is freaking brothers every way like M.J.  I can’t believe today German’s game was away.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .254.  In honor of Palm Sunday, I’m going to carelessly leave the Shroud of Turin in my open window sill to get some sun…NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  His velocity is still whatever (fastball 90-ish, slide 85-ish), and no new velocity is coming unless Balco reopens in San Fran and Bum’s bum gets a dose.  However, his spin rate has gone through the roof (twirling, prolly).  He’s added more spin (309 RPMs) than any other pitcher (Burnes is 2nd), and he’s third for spin increase on breaking pitches.  Also, he’s attacking hitters differently, further inside for righties with the fastball and breaking pitches.  Not ready to say he’s back to a top 10 SP, but he’s not as bad as I worried he’d be coming into the year.

Rougned Odor – Hit the IL with a sore knee.  Speaking of knees, I’m taking a knee on ever drafting this schmohawk again.  I’m never even going to draft his brother, Rougned Odor.  Yes, he has a brother by the same name.  That should’ve been warning enough that I should avoid this schmohawk.  I’m actually sympathetic to Jose Bautista now for getting cold-cocked by Odor.  Rougned is a total POS and may his knee never heal so he doesn’t return to drag down my team’s batting average.  Like a rejected Axe Body Spray tag line:  Be gone, Odor!

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs a slam (3) and legs (4), and a double short of the cycle, hitting .414.  Elvis has reentered the building!

Delino DeShields – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th and 5th steal, hitting .200, as he hit leadoff.  I dropped him in one deeper mixed league, which means he’s almost definitely about to break out.  DeShizz is not living his best life if he’s not driving me crazy.  *breaking news sounds* I just picked him up; may the Fantasy Baseball Overlord have pity on us all.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Khris Davis (1-for-4, 1 RBI) must be rubbing off on Piscotty as 1-for-4 with a homer is what Davis has averaged for the last 750 games.

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Solid MediOAKer start in an away game.  Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, and he’s not someone I start without SON’s approval.

CC Sabathia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 3 Ks, as he returned.  Unfortch, Domingo German (2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.38) came in to relieve him.  Does that mean German has been bumped from the rotation?  I don’t think so, but the Yanks might not have needed a 5th starter for a while.  Don’t worry, German will get some job security when J.A. Happ is placed on the Disgraceful List with suckage.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.22.  Welcome back, pre-All-Star Break Tanaka!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (1, 2).  Were these his 1st two steals of his career?  Did he have a 79-foot lead?  To speed up baseball, did Our Commissioner Manfred install a moving walkway between 1st and 2nd base?  Did new Yankees’ catcher, Kyle Higashioka, get throwing lessons from Mackey Sasser?  I have questions, y’all!

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a grand slam, hitting .429.  Though, with Higashioka catching, it might’ve been a bunt single and a quick steal of three bags.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Wanted no part of Rodon in the preseason, but four starts in…well, *twists arm* Okay, but his velocity is down, his walks are still ugly and I don’t trust him.  I swear I started this blurb looking to be positive for Rodon, but I couldn’t get there.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  He came up just a hair short of the 14-inning perfect game he needs to throw every time out to live up to expectations after the Meadows/Glasnow trade.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  *finger pushes on listening device in ear* I’m getting word that Tameson Jaillon in a parallel universe where he’s trade to the Rays just struck out 12 guys.  Crazy!

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.86.  “Two strikeouts in seven innings?  Let’s trade for him!”  That’s Ray Searage.

Zach Eflin – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.94.  The Regression Fairies personally know a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race; they once rolled their eye so hard they lost a contact, and they will destroy your ratios.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  No lie, I own Velasquez in one league and have yet to put him into my lineup. I might want to change that.  In fairness to me, it’s a weekly league and he’s faced the Nats a lot.  Though, yesterday was vs. the Marlins, so I think even my excuse for being stupid is stupid.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5 and a slam (1) and legs (2), hitting .200. The last Phillies hitter to get hot, and that includes Scott Kingery, who is hitting .500+.

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  To illustrate the kind of faith I have in Caleb Smith, I have owned him the entire year in my RCL league (12-team mixed), and will start him until further notice.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-5 and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .232.  B.A. was an A stream.

Jefry Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he replaced Clevinger in the Indians’ rotation.  Jefry is pronounced like Jeffrey, but it’s rarely pronounced because he has a 5.71 career ERA.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was recalled from the minors.  When he was a rookie, people knew what CarGo was.  Now the world’s digital and people are like, “CarGo?  That’s just soon-to-be litter, do you not care about the environment?”  An Old might say, “But don’t you need some things still delivered, like toilet paper?”  “No, toilet paper is now digital to save dolphins, you insensitive prick!”

Corey Kluber – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 6 hits, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.16.  Walking five Royals in 3 IP is like walking Joey Votto 11 times in a game.

Leonys Martin – 3-fof-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .271.  He was a hot schmotato who made Friday’s Buy column, and now, as if life couldn’t become even more grand, he’s reappeared and still hitting homers.

Wily Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER and the win, and a save on Saturday, ERA at 7.71.  We’re in our 2nd year of Wily Peralta, Royals closer, and him being garbage.  Apparently, those things are mutually exclusive.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Thank God, I was beginning to worry I drafted in the 6th round the equivalent to Tie Domi.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .190, and his 4th homer in the last five games.  Winker isn’t supposed to have this much power, but I think we need to assume players hit for more power in the majors, as crackers as that sounds.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .275.  OZUNA love to hit with healthy shoulder.  OZUNA shoulder feel brand new.  OZUNA shoulder have new car smell.

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Five over-the-internet dollars that you will never collect that O’Neill will hit another home run in his next start.

Sean Newcomb – Sent to Triple-A.  Didn’t love any of the Braves starters coming out of the spring, picked up some hot-monkey-love, hump-hump action for Max Fried, but Newcomb was a pass from me.  A Newcomb is unnecessary when you have hair like mine.  *turns to the mirror, blows kiss, mirror falls off the wall and crashes*  Okay, that was a coincidence.  However, now the Braves have Newc’d Newcomb and are doing it all for the Touki.  Toussaint, that is.  I went to grab Touki in all my deeper than 12 team leagues, and could even see him in 12-teamers if you’re in need of some upside.

Arodys Vizcaino – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation.  The writing was on the wall with this one, and the writing said, “There once was a man from Nantucket, yo, Vizacino’s shoulder been bad since the spring, suck it.”  The obvious replacement is A.J. Minter who should be owned everywhere.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-4, 2 runs, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Sparkakis!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .264.  Brucely, I’m surprised he’s not already hurt, so bonus points there for him.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  On one hand, he went into Atlanta, a tough matchup, and got nine strikeouts in only five innings.  On the other hand, it’s back-to-back meh starts.  On a third hand that’s really a Baby On Board suction cup hand in a car window, you had to draft him in the top 15 overall, and I’d be screaming bloody murder if I owned him.  The Mets are saying he’s fine; A-Rod was saying he’s tipping his pitches and, if I owned him, I’d be hoping for the best, and expecting the worst because:  Mets.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00 vs. Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  This matchup was billed as, “Two guys Grey can’t believe he owns, but has been relatively happy with.”  Not sure who calls it that.  It’s not me ending a sentence with ‘with.’  I end my sentences with two withs.  Nerdy grammar jokes aside, I do own these guys, and have been happy with them, but it’s a deep league and they are backend of the rotation, so your mileage may vary.

Trevor Hildenberger – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 0.00, as he relieved regular Twins closer, Blake Parker (1/3, 0 ER, 3 baserunners) from a full-on implosion.  My guess is Rocco Baldelli goes back to Parker for the next save, but obviously the leash is Pitbull short.  Meaning the leash Pitbull, the rapper, wears to formal functions, which is a short, cropped leash.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .176.  Yesterday, Tiger Woods won his 1st major in 14 years, and Gordon Beckham, a Tiger, had his first positive game in 14 years.  Remarkable, priceless, phony enthusiasm.

Rick Porcello – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 11.12.  Red Sox pitchers need to take an ill-fated Duck Tour.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Wait a second, a good pitcher for the Red Sox actually pitched well against a godforsaken team?  Well, I’ll be.  Next thing you’re gonna tell me he held Chris Davis hitless.

John Means – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.98.  Fun fact!  John Means is actually a nickname.  His full name is “John Means The Orioles Have No One Else To Start.”  It’s of British origin.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, as he returned from the IL.  I’d use the Streamonator for Buchholz, and, an educated guess says that the robot will never like him, unless he gets some random home game during interleague or he changes his name to Metal Buchholz.  Clay’s A) Bad material to manufacture goods.  B) Reminds Streamonator of the movie, Ghost. C) There’s no C.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .351.  Might be the hottest schmotato in the land, which was immortalized in the Genesis video, Land of Schmotatoes, when Puppet Ronald Reagan was a proud owner of Freddy Galvis and woke up in a puddle of water.

Billy McKinney – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .217.  The Bret Easton Ellis book, Less Than Zero, was about what McKinney’s done this year, but maybe he’s coming out of it.

Marcus Stroman – 4 IP, 0 ER, 3 unearned runs, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.99.  If you think this is a good start, I have a bridge in Madison County to sell you.  Okay, it’s a DVD of The Bridges of Madison County.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Was demoted.  Let’s go, bring up Guerrero, Bichette, Biggio and any other kids of the players from the 1999 All-Star Game… What’s Cal Ripken Jr. Jr. up to?  Call him up too!

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Still pretty off Strahm — let the boys be boys! — but the Streamonator is at least positive for his next start and I could see letting up on the brake a little.  I’m talking about a streamer — Strahmer? — so don’t ask if you should drop someone good for him.

Christian Walker – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Christian has risen!  Week early, but we’ll take it.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Anime Grey goes over Ketel in the video at the top of the page, give it a looksie.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .268.  So far he looks overmatched by major league pitching at least once a game, so he could hit .750 this year.  FTJ!  Fun the Jewels fast!

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .333. This guy is the NL’s Delino DeShields.  They are cockroaches who won’t go away.  Someone do an artsy film about him called, Margot In My Bedding.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .289.  Mitch does not kill my vibe!

Erik Swanson – With LeBlanc out for upwards to six weeks (Wade not Matt, though who knows where Matt is), Swanson was called up by the M’s.  Swanson’s a hard thrower the M’s got from the Yanks for Paxton, and has a solid-enough slider.  He could be a 9+ K/9 and mid-2 walk rate guy, so I’m buying in deeper leagues (to give you an idea, I dropped Roark for him).  The Prospectonator projections for him don’t look bad.  He’s above Kyle Wright, to throw out one random rookie starter.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  Whew, now if I can get Just Awful Happ to not have a 17.50 ERA.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the 1st time two Astros starters had back-to-back 11-strikeout games since Nolan Ryan threw both sides of a doubleheader.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .343.  I just spent five minutes trying to pick up Verdugo in two leagues, but I couldn’t justify dropping guys since Verdugo’s playing time is so tied up in what names Roberts pulls out of his hat.  “Batting third is…Fanatics.”  “Uh, Dave, you pulled the tag.”

Ross Stripling – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Sell!  Not kidding; his peripherals look egregious.  Or you can wait for Friday’s Sell column.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  As I pointed out in Friday’s Buy, the Hitter-Tron loves Pederson over the next week (now five more days?).  The Hitter-Tron also loves to go to the Pep Boys to have its holes lubed.  (Don’t shoot the messenger.)

Zach Davies – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.53.  Trying to figure out the Brewers starters year to year is like watching True Detective after a head trauma.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

JOC

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

I realise Andy Green doesn’t give a shit about my Quality Start, but was there really any point leaving Lucchesi out there after the 6th?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

I was also shocked by that. 3-1 losing effort, pitch count was up there….I don’t understand why he came back out for that.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

1. For saves in what order?

Giles, Hicks, Colome

2. How high of a ranked SP could I expect to get if I traded Robles?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Prayer whatever shape has 100000000 corners cause Bellinger got drilled by a 95mph fastball by Castillo right on the side of the knee – he’s staying in but boy am I holding my breath

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Nevermind, he got taken out

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Nevermind, he got taken out

SF
SF
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Drop Healy for McNeil, Franco, Yandy, or H.Dozier or hold. Thanks!

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Eflin one bad start or are you selling? Can cut for Darvish.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Would you trade any of Mondesi, Sunday, or Bryant for Kluber?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
3 years ago

Dropping renfroe for h dozier ?

Obp league

Thanks Grey

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I’m so close to drop kicking Travis Shaw – the Brewers are putting him in so many positions to deliver and he just keeps K-ing left and right.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah that’s why i said drop kick instead of drop drop!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Jeff McNeil just keeps on hitting!!! Love this guy… gotta figure out a way to get him on my team

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Drop Aguilar for Gallo?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Which SP is the best add in a 10 team shallow bench category league……Hamels, K Hendricks, Mikolas, J Gray, Trevor Williams, Happ, Pivetta, Rodon, Eovaldi or Urias? Also, what are your thoughts on Jimmy Nelson as a potential add? Apparently his velocity is back and he may be back early May. Thanks Grey

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

So glad I dumped Peralta in two NFBC leagues yesterday. Dude’s such a mess right now.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

As a late pick with strikeout upside. Didn’t think he’d be this much of a ratio killer though.

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Drop odor for dozier h?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dropping renfroe for h dozier ?

Obp league

Thanks Grey

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

So someone dropped Buster Posey in my league and it seemed like a good idea to pick him up. Now I have 2 catchers in a 10 team league. Should I cut him or Yadi?

Ben W
Ben W
3 years ago

Better waiver wire add (mixed, 14 team) to have and to hold?
Dwight Smith Jr
Hunter Dozier
Kevin Pillar

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Grey any insight on why Nola sucks so bad? I’ve been so busy at work this month haven’t had a chance to watch. He fell to the 4th round to me in a 15 team mixed and I thought I had a steal, maybe the other 14 teams knew something.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Were you?? Damn I missed that.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I wasn’t expecting him to be around when I wanted to draft aSP. Typically don’t pay much attention to the top starters ughhhh. Sounds like severino 2.0 is a possibility.

Ryan Vincent
Ryan Vincent
3 years ago

Is Yandy Diaz droppable in 10 team H2H 5×5 redraft?

Nelson Cruz or Winker would be the pickup.

Thanks in advance.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team roto leagues, no need to hang on to Fred Peralta, correct?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Who do you like more in a standard roto using QS instead of wins ROS – Robbie Ray or Folty?

Er
Er
3 years ago

Might be a repost

Choose 2

Bader
Laureano
Inciarte
Winker
Peraza

Er
Er
3 years ago

Choose 2

Inciarte
Laureano
Bader
Winker
Peraza

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

drop black sab for neris now (i’m already dropping black sab for parker if my WW claim works) in 12 teamers with saves only. guessing hold here since barnes was in line for save yesterday. plus PHI used numerous guys for saves all the time anyway and it could by any of SA DOM, neshek, morgan, arano or maybe others anyway. guessing for saves it goes like this now: parker – barnes – neris

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

right, but then drop neris or barnes for parker off WW tonight? have 6 moves a week. i can almost certainly wait to see if i get parker first to save a move if parker is higher, which he should be. big question is if barnes is higher than neris now

Scottsteelers
Scottsteelers
3 years ago

Starting peralta?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Yonder Alonso or Bauers in an OBP league? Looks like cargo is starting to take PT from him he’s out of the lineup tonight

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Christian walker is also available do you like him or Alonso over Bauers in an OBP league

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lol so Alonso over Bauers and walker?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks grey

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Paddack/Renfroe for Caleb Smith/Juan Soto. Which side?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Need to make a few changes in my 12 team 6×6 ops-

Drop Maikel Franco and/or Hunter Renfroe for any of

Nimmo, LMartin, MMargot, DeShields, CWalker, SChoo?

No huge needs, maybe slightly towards speed. Thanks.

I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
3 years ago

5×5 obp 12 teams

Hold Miggy and Smoak or drop for

O’Hearn, walker, Claire, belt

I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Woops dozier

I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
Reply to  I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
3 years ago

Doziers exit velocity has me intrigued

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
3 years ago

Would you trade Corbin straight up for Eloy in a 16 team keeper roto? Need some offensive help and had been unsuccessfully looking for a lesser piece for a lesser SP but was offered this. Current staff is:
Corbin
German Marquez
Price
Tanaka
Caleb Smith
Marco Gonzales

Thanks!

Donald Warner
Donald Warner
3 years ago

Who to drop from Leonys,JBJ or Bader? Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey,

would you drop Matz or Burns (i still think he will be fine) for either Ed-Rod or Caleb Smith (i know you love him, i am actually not all that fond of the guy). Moves in my leagues are limited by the way.

Thanks

Chris G
Chris G
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Currently I’m 2-0 in my H2H points league and have been following you all offseason and have to give you a big thanks for how I drafted my team (some of the guys I own are Puig, G Marquez, Mondesi, P Alonso, Acuna, D Santana, J Soto, Conforto, and W Buehler)

I’m looking to upgrade my pitching as it is a little thin and I was wondering about your thoughts on selling high on Domingod to grab a solid pitcher. Would you try to pair him with Walker Buehler and go for a big fish pitcher or ride it out with dominant hitting?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, i have Parker and Hildenberger.Drop one for Neshek/Neris or hold?

Ah
Ah
3 years ago

Someone just dropped LeClerc. Which reliever would you drop to pick him up?

Brasier
Swarzak
Parker

Woahzo
Woahzo
3 years ago

One gotta go

Castellanos
Bader
Laureano
Winker
Moreland

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 years ago

Given the lead I can’t believe I ask this but here goes … weekly lock, ESPN 5X5, head to head … which of the 4 do I sit??;
German Marquez (PHIL)
Paddack (CIN)
Flaherty (@MIL)
Darvish (@MIA and ARIZ)
Maybe I’m overthinking, set it and forget it with Marquez, Paddack and Flaherty. But the matchups and ballparks not great for Marquez and Flaherty. And Darvish has 2 starts (one in Miami). Please help …
Thanks

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you for confirmation. Honestly, he was the guy I wanted to sit, but it just didn’t look right in my starting lineup.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Is Skaggs droppable in a 16 team league to stream?

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

12 team 7×7 (total bases and OBP)

1. Would you swap any bats for Gallo? On waivers
2. Would you swap any pitchers for Eflin or Hendricks ?

C cervelli
1b josh bell
2b Shaw
3b Franco
Of jd
Of benintendi
Of Springer
Util springer
Util Domingo
Bench Bruce, Pinder, kike
Sp Bauer, Greinke, Bieber, Kikuchi, happ

Thanks

JP
JP
3 years ago

12 team HxH league, send Votto/Markakis (or Herrera)/G. Marquez for Blackmon/Springer/Yuli?

Bells
Bells
3 years ago

Ender or Bauers or Bader or Laureano ROS for my UTIL spot?

Grazie!

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Ausmess back to batting Calhoun lead off and Fletcher 9th. Apparently he comes to his senses occasionally then reverts to being just like Mike. Actually, I think he’s probably worse.

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 years ago

Pretty desperate for saves… should i drop Happ for Neris or Seranthony?

Thanks!

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

Domingo Santana or Ozuna ROS?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

I thought deGrom was tipping his pitches as well.

He hit 97-97-98 at one point in the 5th at 110+ pitches. There’s nothing wrong health-wise.

While ignoring the game entirely interviewing Hank Aaron (I kinda don’t blame them, but it was not compelling baseball to talk over 2 innings of play) dude got squeezed hard by the home plate umpire, too. 3 pitches clearly in the top corner of the zone called balls.

But the reason I think he’s tipping is the takes. There were a dozen pitches slightly off the plate low & in, or an inch outside, etc that no MLB hitter can possible take outside of Bonds in his prime. That’s swing & miss stuff – pitches starting in the zone & tailing in at 95-96. ARod commented several times about how crazy it was that they were laying off of those pitches.

But nothing I saw physically wrong with dude – he does this little mumble sometimes when he get the sign he likes from the catcher. I also noticed he was striking guys out when he kept the glove in front of his face.

They’ll figure it out. This one has me not at all concerned, and I’m usually the jump to conclusions “omg his arm’s gonna fall off!!!” kinda guy.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

At what point is C Davis worth a monocle? He seems to have shaken off his slump, first HR since last August!

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Piscatty or Inciarte? (I assume non-braininer, but should I spend a mid-waiver 5/12 claim)?
2. Paker imploded yesteerday (for Hildenberga – save only. ). I expect to drop him – agreed.

normgi
normgi
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Should I claim if he clears waives??

Que
Que
3 years ago

I have Bader in two leagues. Would you drop him for the any of the following?

League 1

Castellanos (would have to wait for him to clear waivers)
Pinder
Galvis
Pillar
Clint
Lowe
Franmil
Smith Jr
DeShields

League 2

Laureano
Winker
Grichuk
Anyone from the first list from Galvis-DeShields

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

With Robertson now heading to the DL I need some sagnof.
Would you recommend Neris or Strop for the time being?

Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Hey Grey. I’m in a standard 5×5 roto redraft league. It’s a 10-teamer and very shallow.

C Ramos
1B Alonso
2B Schoop
2B/3B Shaw
SS Story
OF Yelich
OF Acuna
OF Rosario
UTIL Hoskins
UTIL Mondesi
BENCH Robles

SP Buehler
SP Flaherty
SP Marquez
SP Musgrove
SP Glasnow
SP Price
RP Leclerc
RP Hicks
RP Giles

IL Clevinger

I was proposed the following trades:

1. I give up Price to get Albies
2. I give up Schoop to get Folty (would replace loss of Price)

Do you like these transactions for my lineup and league?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So on a 1-10 scale of enthusiasm for these simultaneous trades? :)

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Hello there Grey. Hope you are doing well. Try not to bother you as much as I can, but I have some questions for the FML.

1) Have you watched Goldschmidt and Betts bat this year? STL fan here so I have watched much of Goldy and his batting approach just looks extremely flawed.. Haven’t seen Betts yet, but I am definitely going to have to for the sake of figuring out if this slow start is based on bad approach or just bad luck…

2) I’m struggling on the pitching side of the game. Nola and Wheeler have left a lot to be desired so far. T. Williams has been the lone bright spot, but afraid he is going to be throwing out some clunkers along the way. I feel like the rest of my team is streamers. Luchessi, Lauer and Strahm have all been on my team, but have dropped Lauer and will give Strahm one more shot. Woodruff is my other starter, with the K’s being nice, but his ERA is killing me. Severino was my other solid piece but we see how that is panning out.

My questions in regards to #2 (no poop joke intended)… Do I try and make a trade to solidify my rotation or do I stream solely on finding matchups against the Orioles, Marlins and Blue Jays in hopes that I will be able to make the work for me weekly?

Thanks as always.

PS. The poop joke was definitely intended…

Johnson
Johnson
3 years ago

Trade away Stripling and D. Santana for L. Castillo? I have too many outfielders and no strong third SP.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Hey grey,
Just picked up Gibson for a streamer start against the hap(p)less Jays. Feel good about that start but i also have Paxton vs BOS and Pivetta vs NYM. Would you roll out those two in a H2H league? They should be good for strikeouts but I have no idea what to expect otherwise.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Looks like D.Robertson is now on the IL. Would you grab Neris over a streamer slot? Do you think he can hold the job for awhile? Or is this going to be another maddening carousel in Philly.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

already have Alvarado, Iglesias and Swarzak. These are all essentially committees. Iglesias is the safest of the bunch. Have sagnof insecurity issues

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: which two starter are you rolling the dice on this week in a weekly roto?

peralta – vs stl, vs lad
gibson – vs tor, @ bal

gracias.

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

I have so many questions and gripes I don’t know where to begin. Add Baldelli to the latest group of idiot managers. He benched Astudillo all weekend to play the corpse of Jason Castro. I love Astudillo but I just couldn’t trust that he will play more than 1 or 2 times per week fantasy legends like Cron, Marwin and Castro ahead of him so I dropped him yesterday for Collin McHugh and his 2 starts.

I am currently without a catcher now in a 10-team H2H league. What are your thoughts on these options?

Beef Wellington
Phegley
R. Chirinos
A. Barnes
C. Velasquez
Garver (Same issue as Astudillo I would think)

CT Wahoo
CT Wahoo
3 years ago

Preference for each of the following ROS for all normal hitting categories:

MI – Wong or A. Frazier

CI – Moreland or Yandy

OF – Eaton or Nimmo

UTIL – Favorite among the three “losers” from above

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

10tm redraft trying to sell a bat for a SP
any of these trades get the FML stamp of approval?
1. mazara for bieber
2. mazara for mchugh
3. vogelbach for caleb smith
4. d.murphy for z.wheeler

Ji-Man, Fighter of the Night Man
Ji-Man, Fighter of the Night Man
3 years ago

Musgrove, Luis Castillo, Glasnow, Wheeler …. how do you rank them going forward in 6×6 with K/9 as the extra category?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You prefer Wheeler over all those guys? Are you not buying the awful start at all? K rate has been decent at least.

But Glasnow and Castillo, even musgrove have looked great.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

1. Woodruff gets LAD and STL at home this week. How dicey would you roll it?

2. Bieber scheduled to start 2, unless CLE does something silly (they strike me as a silly bunch), what is your confidence level in Bieber throwing 2wice?

3. Marquez is amazing!! Marquez is the best!! Marquez gets…. Philly in COL next? GULP

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Pick a side:

Buehler- Hamels

Or

FVazquez-Bumgarner

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

Just a comment. I was listening and then watched the Sox/Balt game. Mullins has been running into the corner outfielders like a pony league player does. The XM announcers said it early in the game then he ran into Mancini for the last out, which Mancini caught and didn’t look happy.
Doesn’t really effect our game much but there is an injury coming up.

Homie
Homie
3 years ago

D S J

Bad Hombre
Bad Hombre
3 years ago

Would you trade Nola, receiving Corey Seager and Mad Bum?

Thanks in advance.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

is Julio Urias immediately droppable?

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

2 bad outings and AT Milkwaukee this week – Rich Hill coming back in a week and KErshaw already back

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

Grey!

10tm, H2H categories league that uses OBP. Do you like both of these moves? Both for utility spots.

Drop Kike Hernandez for Marcus Semien

Drop Yandy Diaz for Jesse Winker. Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

SIT 1;

Heyward [email protected], 3vAZ
Franmil 2vCOL, 4vCIN
AJones [email protected], [email protected]
Inciarte [email protected], 3vAZ

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Shaw 4vLAD, 3vSTL
or
McNeil [email protected], [email protected]

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Grey ,,

dude ,
please pick one : OF :

Laureano, Renfroe, Soler, F.reyes, K.Marte ,JocP, Kiermaier …

Y! keeper s,,,

Renfroe is HOT-Shmotatoïng , Laurenao should be owned, and fran-Wind-mill!

oh well the best-OF is ,,, Markakis !! dude-adudadhee

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

16-team OPS keeper trade:

My J. Abreu and Laureano
for
His Verlander

Fair? My SPs are Sale, Flaherty, Wheeler, JA Happ, and Peacock. Muncy would slot to my 1B.

Baby Seal
Baby Seal
3 years ago

Grey! Do you guys ever do a review of how the Streamonator is doing or has done in the past?

Was thinking about getting it, and this could push me over the edge.

An aside,
1) So sad I dropped Minter ;-(
2) Thoughts on picking up Polanco as stash if Peraza can’t figure it out? Would be drop Strahm or Stripling.
3) Also really sad I didn’t get an update on Voit vs Alonso!
4) Are you a Cahill Truther?

Thanks,
– Your Favorite Baby Seal

Frenchy
Frenchy
3 years ago

Roll out CC for a 2-start week at LAA/SF?

Give up on Kimbrel to grab Godley, Hill, Strahm, Yonny, Gibson, Touki, Morrow, Strop, Jeffress?

Sorry – lousy questions, but I hate my team right now.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Yo Grey! Shallow 10 team mixed 5×5 league questions for ya…

1) Please rank (no specific category, just overall value): Kike, B Lowe, Goodrum

2) Please rank top 2 or 3 for me: Ed Rod, Woodruff, Kikuchi, Touki, Pineda

3) Please rank: Soler, Renfroe, Jo-Ma

4) No question here, just sending you heart eye emojis for Winker who I picked up 5 days ago per your adivce!

5) Another no question, just more heart eye emojis for our boo Marquez!!

JP
JP
3 years ago

How would you rank these arms?

Yu, Rodon, Kikuchi, Matz, Stripling?

Also, deal Markakis/Votto for Yuli/Springer?

Thanks

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

Will L Urias. Stay up with the Padres?. He is on my farm team and if he’s going to be up for a while I might as well activate them. Thanks for your help

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

10tm redraft what tier SP would you want in return for D.Santana?

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
3 years ago

would you trade:
1) vogelbach for travis shaw

2)vogelbach for stripling

3) would you not trade vogelbach? (he’s my utility guy on a team already loaded w/power)

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Is Wheeler too much to give up for Mancini?

CMUTIMMAH
CMUTIMMAH
3 years ago

I think we need a new term for the Disgraceful List since the Disabled List was added to the Distasteful List.

Ineffective List is the obvious replacement…

But inglorious could also work…

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Any of these worth dropping for Franmil Reyes…M. Franco, B. Lowe, Yandy, Mancini?

Thanks!

Labes
Labes
3 years ago

Drop Bader for:

Odor,
Schwarber,
Nimmo,
Winker or
Ramon?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

So I have one team where I’ve skirted the pitcher conflagration so far. Team ERA 3.24 and Whip 1.042, first in that 15 teamer in both….so I have a plan to correct. That plan is Martin Perez and Kyle Gibson double starting vs Tor and @Bal.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Team ERA in a 10 teamer = 1.98 and 0.86 Whip

Thanks to;
Max, Berrios, Castillo, Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Matz, Yates, Barnes

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Asdrubal or JoMar ROS – 5×5 roto

Chet
Chet
3 years ago

Who do you like more at Corner Infield position the ROS (OBP league), Yandy or Moreland? Thanks.

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Last one…for today. Lol. How about Yandy vs Mikael Franco? Thanks again.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

14t mixed OBP, who do you like better: DeShields or Smith Jr? Feels like DeShieds has the higher upside but Smith is hot and bats 2 or 3 most days.

Thanks

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one from below. cant sit flaherty, right?

flaherty @ mil (3.9)
peralta vs stl, vs lad (5.4)
caleb smith vs was (10.8)
toussaint vs ari (6.5)

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Only have room to start one of those guys. Start Flaherty over Caleb and Toussaint, yes?

msh2404
msh2404
3 years ago

Which side you like?

Bregman/Lindor or Bellinger/Tatis Jr?

Trying to sell high on Bellinger’s hot start

themendozaline
themendozaline
3 years ago

Hey Grey. I’ve been trying to find a player better than Votto who is somehow playing worse than him (difficult eh). And then there he was.. Travis Shaw. What dl you make of his garb start? Should I be flipping Votto for him in a points league?

Thanks as always

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Please pick 2…Franmil, Yandy, and B. Lowe as my UT in a 12 team H2H league? Thanks!

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Drop odor for tuki from the braves?

I have kiki and moncada now.