Anyone that rosters Hunter Greene will understand this feeling. Greene doesn’t produce happiness until he’s out of the game. Can’t even watch him out of fear. Even when he’s pitching well, there’s a sense of dread that at any moment the other Greene will appear and he’ll walk the bases loaded, then give up a grand slam to the most random of hitters.

“And there’s a deep drive to Jose Herrera…”
“Did you make up that name?”
“I did not.”

There’s likely a German word for what Greene does to us. This state of not-happiness, not-sadness. Please suggest a glossary term in the comments for this type of pitcher, who pitches well but you can’t enjoy because you’re expecting the worst.

Yesterday, Hunter Greene (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.40) was absolutely butter on the back of a Corvette that had “TOAST” spraypainted on it. He could be again next time out. He absolutely could. If anyone tells you he absolutely will, they’re lying to you. There’s no way of knowing which Hunter Greene you’re going to get from start to start. Not yet, at least. At some point, he will be an ace, or blow out his elbow trying. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jonathan India – Will begin a rehab assignment. Oh em gee. Thought I lost India, but now I’m Vasco da Gama up in this piece!

Mike Moustakas – Hit the IL with no designation, which designates Covid and why they can’t just say Covid is beyond me. If homeboy lost his testicles in a piranha attack, they’d tell you. But don’t say Covid!

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Brandon Drury heard people complaining his last name was hard to pronounce, so he’s changed it to Brandon Rural-Juror.

Nick Senzel – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal. It’s been so long since Senzel popped up on the “interesting meter” — Audience refrain, “How long is it?” It’s so long ago, it was from before Kanye was crazy. Nick Senzel’s prospect interest is so old, it went to high school with Joe Biden. Nick Senzel’s prospect interest is so old it knows who Jesus Sanchez is named after.

“Ladies and gentlemen of the congregation, please turn to Psalm: Senzel-Grade-80.”

That’s right, Nick Senzel appeared in the Bible. Not talking The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract Book either. You might’ve heard his name because he didn’t only appear in various historical places throughout history, but people actually were interested in him, once upon a time ago. He was once 70-grade prospect. A sure bet to hit .300. A lock to hit 30 homers one day. A real good chance of stealing 15+ bags, they said. Then literally everything else happened to him. He was sidelined longer with vertigo than Jimmy Stewart. If you think this is a long blurb because there were only three games, you’re not wrong, but the interest is still there! He’s been hitting leadoff, and if he were to stay healthy, I can’t imagine he doesn’t find himself 12-team mixed league interest.

Kyle Farmer – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .350-ish over the last five games with a home run. He’s been a light schmotato for a minute.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.64. Streamonator doesn’t like Bum at all — it’s more of a leg robot — and I don’t disagree.

Dallas Keuchel – Signed with the Diamondbacks. Do all cooked lefties go there to retire?

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. The power and the speed will be there. The average isn’t yet, but guess what? That’ll be there too. The move is to buy low, not be thankful you don’t have him.

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Thank you, Streamonator! May I have another (as in his 2nd start this week).

Daniel Lynch – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.36. That Da. Lynch doesn’t go to the mound in a blue velvet Royals uni shows a real lack of imagination.

Santiago Espinal – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Espinal feels like he’s having one of those magical years that comes out of nowhere and disappears as quickly next year.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer. Bringing sexy Cake Batter.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Crazy how many people comment about dropping Syndergaard. I’d like those people to try to roster Robbie Ray for one start.

Michael Wacha – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.99. Every time Robbie Ray starts I feel like the entire roundup becomes me bitching about him, but, seriously, roster Robbie Ray or Wacha? Look at Wacha’s ERA! Are you in leagues without ERA? Can I get in those leagues? Is a category in those leagues, “Tight Pants?”

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.68. Blake Snell sold his soul for one Cy Young year more so than Rick Porcello. Porcello had better years after his Cy Young than Snell. I’m not kidding. Snell’s been basically unstartable for the better part of four years.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Carrasco showed the Padres he’s their daddy! Is that a thing? I couldn’t have created that.

Tylor Megill – Will be returning this weekend. It’s time to stash! *you start drawing a mustache on his face* No! I mean, okay, that too.

Eduardo Escobar – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three days, as he hit for the cycle. The Colombian cycle! The Cuervo Gold. Escobar is a fine Colombian. He made tonight a wonderful thing.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. From Steely Dan to Who Gives An Eff Man. Voit went from zero to hero back to zero quicker than Ronnie Miller.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Jose Altuve has us Short Kings just about even after Randy Newman’s song set us back 50 years.

Cristian Javier – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.22. It was against the Mariners! What are you doing, man?! Did someone tell you to try to pitch as well as Robbie Ray? Did they mention which year?! Because not this year, bro!

Kyle Tucker – 3-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (10), and 2nd homer in as many games. Bring us a new Juli*, baby! *Juli is the state of being hot like Yuli Gurriel in 2019 July.

Chas McCormick – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Incredible that I grabbed six or seven guys across multiple leagues yesterday for a batty call, and saw Chas McCormick on waivers in each of those leagues, and thought, “I don’t need none of your seasonings, McCormick!”

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.97. Robbie Ray figured out a way to win; just be less bad than the other starter. Robbie Ray: Less Bad. Robbie Ray’s the literal definition of lowercase yay. It’s really the 3 Ks that pisses me off.

Julio Rodriguez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .277. Don’t ask me how high I’m gonna rank Jul-Rod next year, ask me what’s too high? Because I don’t know if there’s any such thing.

Cal Raleigh – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. If you were looking at Yasmani Grandal around pick 150 this year in drafts, you would’ve been better off waiting until pick 750 and taking Cal Raleigh. Welcome to fantasy baseball: We all have ulcers!

Bailey Ober – Hit the IL with a groin strain, and 2nd time he’s hit the IL with the same injury. Last time an Ober and groin strain was this bad it was related to Kari Wuhrer.

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Urban Cowboy
Urban Cowboy
2 months ago

Wacha is bound to regress soon, you really think he can maintain a sub 2 or even 3 ERA? I’d be cautiously optimistic with this guy

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 Daily Redraft

Was offered Kirk for my O’Neill. Obviously not. I could counter with Castellanos. I would then be stacking Kirk with Bo and Teoscar. I currently roster Travis.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
2 months ago

Sounds like you and Greene have a Toxic RelationSP

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
2 months ago

Hello again Grey, ^^

10 tm h2h pts

please rank top 2

1) 2nd – Drury, S.Espinal, C.Morel

2) 3rd – Drury, S.Epinal, Urshela

Always big THANKS!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Surfer Dude
2 months ago

*already have 3 top Jays

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Do you like Cease or Severino more ROS in QS league?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

i’d think cease.

gargamel04
gargamel04
2 months ago

Butterface

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
2 months ago

I’m frustrated with Albies. Hasn’t homered since mid-April I think. Please rank in order ROS for a standard roto redraft – Albies, Semien (equally frustrating but coming alive), Jazz.

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
2 months ago

Grey, please help me rank Luis Urias, Farmer and Gimenez. Counting stats R, RBI, HR, SB, BB and XBH

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

tildaddy!

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
2 months ago

they finally IR’d cobb. jerked us around for quite a few days first.

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

and of course we got the old “i’m fine for next start” quote from cobb himself, which probably had some people leaving him in active slots.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

H2H daily pts dynasty Saves/Holds and counts IP, Hits, BBs, Ks, HR let up
$17 Pressley or $ 1 Taillon

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

16 teamer roto with lots of added hitting stuff, OBP/OPS/total bases/hits/steals %
C OBP wolf
1B alonso
2B gleyber (SS)
SS falafel man
3B riley (1B)
MI odor (2B/3B)
CI wisdom (1B/3B/LF)
LF happ (all OF)
CF julio rod (RF)
RF soto
OF renfroe shaggy! (CF/RF)
util schwindel (1B)
util senzel (2B/CF)
util brujan (2B/RF)
BN miranda (1B/3B)
IR: o’neill, e.rios, suzuki, naquin (also have all 3 of o’neill/suzuki/naquin in an NL only)
stash slots (2): m.vargas, o.cruz
just dropped suwinski for renfroe, who’s my drop for o’neill.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
2 months ago

oh baby, kingery is back. i’m sure dejong loves to see this. kingery got the crazy money not even after a career year (like dejong did) and never really produced anything and is only still on PHI’s extended roster (AAA) due to that. all that describes dejong for the last 3ish years (of course he actually hit well before that once)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

AAA for all that time. interesting that he’s back almost the second girardi is shipped out. i know camargo got IR’d, but this sure appears that girardi had something to do with him being in AAA. always wonder about that stuff as we never get to hear about it. moneyball made it seem like the GM’s completely control who’s on the roster and the coach control who plays, but gotta wonder if there’s at least some overlap in cases like this. it could just be camargo + segura gone kingery back up was always the plan anyway.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
2 months ago

we now have a break from the maddoning. and i’m surprised actually, often once your name gets started being talked about as some sort of novel successful ideas man (back when he was on TB this was popular) you get a much longer leash than your results would indicate. i’d have thought year 4 or 5 before he got axed here. think searage, he for pitching coaches got whispers of this and was left to rot that team for another 4-5 years after whatever the “novel ideas” stopped being fruitful. it’s possible the LAA are being run smarter than other orgs (the upton contract cut). this also might be good for adell. new coach won’t be as worried about losing his job in the short term etc.

chee
chee
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

scratch that, assuming adell got to the game in time, new coach still needed to get lagares at bats over adell, till trout got hurt anyway.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

14 team h2h 6×6 with OBP and TB

1) Too soon to stash Pasquentino?

2) Who is the drop among Voit, Yepez and Renfroe?

3) Is there any update on Royce Lewis? I have him stashed in two leagues and can’t find any idea when he is coming back.

Thanks!

chee
chee
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

bone bruise (knee), which are annoying to have, but i don’t think often last very long either. DL’d on the 30th. i’d guess 10 days or under more.

Mr H
Mr H
2 months ago

I have Gorman, but looks like he’s been sitting against lefties. Would you hold or pick up Gimenez?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Need to drop 1 of Tellez, Luis urias, wisdom or cronenworth to activate o’ Neil. Who goes?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 months ago

How close is Severino and Skubal in a roto league using QS? Are you sold on either for the remainder of the season?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 months ago

12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft

Gonna need to make some drops with guys coming off the DL.

I’m last in HR and OBP and SBs falling precipitously from their previous highs. Hoping O’Neill, Eloy and the recently returned LuBob can right this ship.

Who are my bottom 4 in order of droppage?

C – William Contreras
1B – Olson
2B – Albies
SS – Chris Taylor
3B – J. Turner
OF – Robert, Morel, Naylor
UTIL – E. Duran, B. Rodgers
BN – L. Gurriel, E. Jimenez
DL – Franco, O’Neill, R. Lewis
SP – Manaea, Montas, K. Wright, Montgomery, C. Javier, J. Springs, Pivetta
RP – T. Rogers, Soto, Doval, J. Duran, Helsley
DL – Heaney

Thanks in advance.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Kirk or Will Smith ROS in a standard roto?

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
2 months ago

Syndegard was cut for some reason, drop Taillon, Montgomery, or Manea for him?

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
Reply to  quinnmatt83
2 months ago

Or pick up Jonathon India? If I’m making the move on India, I could cut Tellez for him.

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Drop Taillon, Montgomery, Manea, Tellez, and Andres Gimenez to grab India? Thanks Grey!

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Either Morel or Cronenworth as stopgap over luis garcia until India returns?

Adames coming back … to activate, would need to drop one of Javier, Gallegos, Kittredge, C Walker…prefer to drop a pitcher tho. thoughts?

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  mattdips
2 months ago

Was leaning Javier but of course I only scooped him up for the two start week (10 team league in this case) and the good one looks like it’s still to come….

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
2 months ago

Lane Thomas,Lourdes, and Gorman? Pick two.

Do you think Bellinger has any upside from here or do we just have a .225 hitter with just barely average speed and power?

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Blair,

will Blair be on line this week?

Thanks!

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Got offered Yelich for my o’ Neil? Would you counter Yelich for my reynolds ? Or do you think reynolds will have more value

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You like Yelich over o’ Neil?

phennore
phennore
2 months ago

12-team 5×5 league. Webb or Wacha ROS? Thanks,

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you drop Nimmo for dozier, for the ros?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
2 months ago

Not sure why someone in my league dropped dozier for odor.

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

Trying to ride that 2 week hot streak Odor has each season

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

Haha, I’ve heard this before

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
2 months ago

Lane Thomas or Lourdes ROS? Lourdes gets to “rest” again today. There will never be a Gehrig or Ripken again.

Drop Springs,Whitlock, or Trevor Rogers to roster Vinnie P?

Thanks!

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

Sup G?

-We’re starting Springs against STL, right? Robot doesn’t seem to approve, and I don’t know how to feel.

-What about Whitlock against LAA?

Also, I had the lovely experience of starting both Javier and Ray last night. Not sure what I was expecting, but uhh.. not that.

Submitting “Ambivoleängst” as the emotion felt as you described. It’s not happy. It’s not sad. It’s just uncomfortable.

Also “Bleh-denhosen” are pants worn by pitchers who leave us in this state.

-IANASM

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
alps
alps
2 months ago

need to drop 1
Kole Calhoun or Naylor

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Maddon is outta here!

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Cobb or strider? And either over Ashby, Javier or bassit?

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Whoa. Angels fired Maddon. Didn’t think it would happen.

PSA: Early game tomorrow (9:35 am PT)

blooper
blooper
2 months ago

Marsh or Lane T? Thanks.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Gausman + C. Walker or Freeman?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like? cease vs lad or roansy @ atl? cease has me a little nervous coming off his 7 bb performance.

buddens126
buddens126
2 months ago

Is gorman a drop in redraft leagues considering he doesn’t start against lefties?

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Daily H2H pts dynasty
-1 AB +5 Hit + 32B + 63B +9HR +3BB +2SB
Could you rank
Carlson $23
Yepez $4
Pavin Smith $3
Jesus $3
Peraza Yankees minors $1
Will need to drop 1 for a streamer (retain half salary)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Keeper C Questions Rule! W. Smith or Melendez?

Leon
Leon
2 months ago

Bench manaea vs the mets tonight? Thanks!

Leon
Leon
Reply to  Leon
2 months ago

Bench urquidy vs seattle? Thanks

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
2 months ago

Oh Great One, Grey Meister,

Wait, maybe there’s two of you??? Thank you for the extended Senzel blurb, as I was getting through it, I was thinking, yes, a long one, probably due to short schedule. Man, great minds think alike, at least your two do:).

A) Never let me predict anything again. Bobbie Ray needs to go back to the Carmichael Plantation!!!

B) Eye’s Wide Shut, never seen it.

C) C is for Classic – Chuckie Miller: You nuked my brother.

D) Baz, do you think he’ll be up by July?

Not much is more nutritious than chili, except the chili in “Fried Green Tomatoes”:):):)!!! Hope you did as good for lunch today. Thank you, I’m enjoying the almost most authentic Mexican food from the winner of the franchise wars with extra onions.

Going to be a hot couple of days, stay hydrated.

CCC

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

B) was for watching Greene

Sammy
Sammy
2 months ago

Schwindel or Chris walker?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

I dropped Strider for Riley Greene. Dumb move? Hopefully Greene outperforms Winker/Nimmo/Walker

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

NL-Only H2H (OBP)

Vosler optioned back to AAA. Yepez not starting with O’Neill back in the lineup. Looks like Yepez will play vs. RHP until Carlson is back later this week.

Thoughts on just picking up McKinstry for a few days until I figure something else out, or keep Yepez around until there’s more info on how much his PT is cut? Kim, Davis, and Franco are always on FA.

My current lineup is strong enough if I can get only 8 – 12 ABs from Yepez per week.

CA   Ruiz 
1B   Walker
2B   Edman
3B   Yepez
SS   Cronenworth 
INF  Cooper
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto 
OF   T O’Neill
OF   A. Thomas
UT   Harris II

IL    India

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

blooper
blooper
2 months ago

Marsh or Lane Thomas?

ScrapironGadaski
ScrapironGadaski
2 months ago

ExpectCant!

ScrapironGadaski
ScrapironGadaski
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, plus ya can’t expect that to roll off the tongue very easily

Nitro
Nitro
2 months ago

Meadows coming off IL. Would you drop any of these players or just drop him?
Kike Hernandez
J Baez
A Vaughn

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Done. Thanks. Lets go Javy!! Any day now.

Russowl
Russowl
2 months ago

Add Ashby over McKenzie o Kirby or hold?

12 team redraft head to head

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Glossary term: Sword of Damocles + Monocling = damonocling; verb, the act of watching a pitcher pitch well while expecting imminent doom

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Spanxious, slapprehensive for guys you worry are about to start to get spanked or slapped around.

Fourboding if you’re specifically worried about them giving up a HR.

If you want to go German, their word for anxious is ängstlich, so could do bängstlich.

Slamticipation from Oddball might still be the best though.

Gil hodgepodge
Gil hodgepodge
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Would you trade Betts for hader and either J Urias or J Ryan? Thanks

Gil hodgepodge
Gil hodgepodge
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks, what if it was Betts for hader and albies?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 months ago

Keeper trade

Buehler Riley vs Biebs Judge

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 months ago

I’ll go with Shellingphobic or in the original German, Shellingfreude.

bruuuuuce
bruuuuuce
2 months ago

Hopefully not too late for a quick question. Anyone’s advice is welcome

Weekly points league

Do I use Giolito’s one start or Springs two start?
Streamonator seems to value Giolito more than Springs combined…

bruuuuuce
bruuuuuce
Reply to  bruuuuuce
2 months ago

Also, Grey, the Senzel blurb was $$$

bruuuuuce
bruuuuuce
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

Giolito TEX
Spring STL, @MIN

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  bruuuuuce
2 months ago

Whether Springs starts the second game is unknown. Baz is coming back this week which will alter rotation. Even if Yarborough is the one he displaces, the timing of his next start is unknown. Trying to make the decision myself. StL isn’t a great matchup. They slug LHP. And seems like Springs has some bad karma after his pride refusal. But he’s good and he’s been rolling

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you trade Stanton & Manoah for Acuna in a 10 man H2H Cats league?

Would leave me with McClanahan, Gallen, Cease, Gilbert, Luis Castillo & Garcia, & Patty Sandy. With Freddy Peralta on the IL

Last edited 2 months ago by Mike Honcho
goodoldubs
goodoldubs
2 months ago

Hiya, Grey. Think my O’Neill and jhoan duran duran are too much to give up for Joe Ryan and Sir Anthony Dominguez? 16-team S+H league. I’m pretty good at outfield and a little light on SP. Thanks as always!

Last edited 2 months ago by goodoldubs
Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
2 months ago

Ohtani (batter) & Gausman for Alonso and Story.

Which side do you like more?

manram
manram
2 months ago

Thanks for great work as always. Gonna keep riding this Wacha train but waiting for the wheels to fall off which should be fun as a Sox fan and Wacha owner.

?AL-only keeper, who do you prefer: Brujan or Bello? Both keepable for four years after this season. Also, is it close or do you have one way ahead? Wondering if you have thoughts on Brujan’s underperformance/possible rebound.

CTFDU
CTFDU
2 months ago

Hi Grey, Polanco or Seager ROS?

CTFDU
CTFDU
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Polanco or India?

CTFDU
CTFDU
Reply to  CTFDU
2 months ago

Please Include DJ Lemahieu also

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Better streamer?
Wood home vs Rockies or
Mahle home vs Ariz

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

I am glad the skies opened up and furiously dumped on Greene’s 1-bunter. I’ll take it over him giving up 4 bombs the next inning. I secured a W from a streamer with 1 baserunner, and 8 Ks, and he’s earned a spot on my staff until further notice. Maybe he does it again, and I can trade him away next week.

I wonder if Brandon Drury’s truck has dual rear-wheel drive. Try and say “Drury’s dual rear-wheel drive”. Credit Cooties, the movie with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, and Jack McBrayer. Classic.

Last edited 2 months ago by pugs slugs
sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 months ago

HEy to the Hey, Grey!

1) How do we feel about Naylor Ham Egg and Cheese today? I’m tempted to drop him, but was so excited about him. Other bench bat is Mountcastle and O’Neil coming back tonight so . . . don’t need all of them.

2) Looking for closers. I feel dirty about it, but I have Giles and Sims stashed. Thinking of streaming Whitlock tonight and holding him because they really should make him CL and Boston media’s talking about it.

2a) Raley’s a drop with Kittredge back, yes?

LuRrrrrRrrrrrVe-aroni!

Gbone
Gbone
2 months ago

in a H2H categories with OBP and AVG, how would you rank Tellez, Yaz, and Nimmo. Thanks

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Who’s the drop?
Ashby, Gore, Gonsolin

Big THANKS!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Jesse Winker has been abysmal. He has an .091 iso. I have him in a 16 team league so I can’t cut him. I knew leaving CIN would be a downgrade but I never expected this. Do you have any hope for him this year? I’ve been benching him but now really don’t have another option because of injuries.

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, streamers for tomorrow….please rank top 3, looking for safest

1-Ian Anderson vs Oak
2-Kluber vs StL
3-Alex Wood vs Colo
4-Urquidy vs Sea
5-Marco gonzales @ Hou
6-Houser vs Phil
7-Dunning @ Cle

Thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Happy National VCR Day, Grey. Be sure to dust off some tapes and watch old Disney movies or Where the Buffalo Roam tonight!

Anyway, got 2 quick SP questions for ya:

1.) Is Ober worth holding if your IL is filled up? I have him in multiple 12-team leagues

2.) SON seems to like Kyle Bradish’s start today v. CHC…do you trust a Baltimore pitcher even if he’s going against the Cubs?

Thanks as always!

eballs
eballs
2 months ago

Last one of the day I promise

Rank top three

Lane Thomas
Donaldson
Michael Harris
Luis Garcia (WSH)
Franco

ctrengove
ctrengove
2 months ago

Hi Grey!

What are your thoughts on 2H2022 Manny Machado? He’s been my MVP so far, but I’m slightly concerned about what will happen when his BABIP further shrinks. Despite a decent HardHit%, Manny’s Barrel% is pretty low, and his xSLG is 70 points lower.

I’m being offered Lucas Giolito and Willy Adames for Machado, which isn’t bad, but would also give me a glaring hole at 3B..

So…
A) thoughts on Machado ROS?
B) Machado side vs Giolito/Adames side?

Thanks in advance!!

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  ctrengove
2 months ago

I should add Giolito is a tad off this year, which is also giving me pause

RobMac
RobMac
2 months ago

Thanks for all you do, Grey!

11 team roto standard 5×5 categories. Would you drop Morton for Tylor Megill at this point?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

  1. Just need to hear you: I should not panic. I should keep Javier and start him against the Marlins. Right?

2.I have Corey Seager and Brandon Rogers at SS. Should I always start Seager if he is playing? How would you decide?

3.I have Wilmer Flores and Patrick Wisdom at 3B while Bryant is on IL. Who would you play on a daily basis or would you use the Razz $ to decide or do you have a different criteria to decide?

Thanks!!! Your effort is always appreciated!!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

I’m curious, O Albies or Julio Rod as UTL bat in standard 12 teamer ROS?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

1) Alex Wood has become available on waivers (Thursday)
a. Wood or Cobb?
b. Wood or Sandoval?

2) I need to drop one (1 catcher league — I roster two so that one is my bench bat. Daulton (C,OF); Stephenson (C, 1B). or Pham (OF)? Leaning Pham.

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Looking to pair Rasmussen and Ketel Marte to upgrade my pitching, low in the ERA/WHIP category but have a lot of high K guys with Cole, Montas, Cease, and Hader.

Any ideas on who to target ? Was thinking maybe Eovaldi, Kyle Wright, or Bassit but would love some ideas.

Thanks !

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Funny enough I tried Fried, but owner was not having it. But I’ll try Pablo and see what gives !

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you start Whitlock @LAA? (12 teamer)

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Bryan Reynolds has been a flat tire all season long, but player rater has him at 27 ROS in 6×6 OBP rankings. Are we suggesting a turnaround? His 1H/2H splits don’t lend to any spike in performance.

I don’t love the WW options as a replacement, but give me your thoughts.
A Garcia, Verdugo, L Thomas or HODL

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
2 months ago

Catcher question! These never get old, right?????

ROS: M.Garver or S.Murphy?

The Rizzzzzzzzz
The Rizzzzzzzzz
2 months ago

Weekly points league, redraft. Have the option to drop Strider for H Greene. Is that a no-brainer or just monocle for now

LenFuego
LenFuego
2 months ago

Wow, going deep with the obscure references, Gray! Nice! Kari Wuhrer has not passed through my consciousness for a couple of decades – totally forgot how in love I was with her. And even after Googling Ronnie Miller, I still have no idea what that reference is about.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Heh, that you have brain cells reserved for minutiae like the name of that character is a wonderful testament to your delightful obtuseness!

Later — gotta go Google Kari Wuhrer and rub one out.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Are you using whitlock today against LAA in a 12 team roto? One concern is the velocity drop in his last start (1.8 mph). The second concern is that he has been giving up a lot of contact. His contact % has been about 90% over his last 3 starts. His swinging strike rates over the same 3 are 5.7, 7.1, 5.6%. This is not the same guy that looked so dominant in relief. I just wonder if he is tired or has some kind of injury and is on the verge of getting shelled. Thanks

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
2 months ago

Hey grey – I agree with you on jrod. Got some questions then

H2h keeper
bichette or jrod?
Treat urner or jrod?
Bichette or Devers?

Thanks!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
2 months ago

Thanks Grey!

I am looking to fill a couple bench spots with potential keepers for next year in my $1000 H2H Daily Points League. These guys can be kept for $20 next year. I am aiming for maximal upside and don’t care if they give me anything this year.

I currently have:
$20 Corbin Carroll
$20 Oneil Cruz
$20 Andrew Vaughn
$20 Keibert Ruiz
$40 Adley Rutschman
$40 Spencer Tork
$40 Jared Walsh

I need two more from the list below, also, would you cut any of the above to pick a 3rd or 4th from below?

Trent Grisham
Steven Kwan
Alec Bohm
Jesus Sanchez
Ramon Laureano
Trevor Larnach
Nick Senzel
Tristan Casas
Miguel Vargas
Josh Lowe
Robert Hassell
Noelvi Marte
Anthony Volpe
CJ Abrams ($40)

Thanks for being my brain!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks for the thoughts! I have been holding onto Ruiz while Adley figures out big-league pitching then will probably boot Ruiz for somebody. You have a 3rd favorite? Does Michael Harris v2 make the list? Thanks!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You the man

J C
J C
2 months ago

Occam’s Laser

Andre
Andre
2 months ago

Grey!

This may be waaaayy too early but I’m trying to figure out which 5 to keep for next year as that’s our keeper limit. 10tm OBP league- keep forever. Which 5 would you keep?

For additional context I’m trying to move one of these guys (Trout specifically) for a first round pick.

Mike Trout, Ronald Acuña, Trea Turner, Rafael Devers, Wander Franco, Julio Rodriguez.

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yup. Lose one…….Thanks!

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

Do you have any faith that Kyle Lewis will return from concussion IL, stay healthy, and put up solid numbers going forward (like he was before getting beaned in the head a week ago)?