“Worse thing that God ever spit up.”
“What? No, I’m looking at what Jake McCarthy did so far this year in the majors.”
“So, you think Hitler was better than Jake McCarthy–”
“Shut up about Hitler!”
Jake McCarthy recalled in that above exchange and to the majors. I’d say he was hideous to start the year, but I’m afraid of a defamation suit being filed by the word “hideous.” “Ya know, I’ve had about enough of your disparaging.” That’s the word hideous. There was a reason why Jake McCarthy was on a bunch of my teams to start the year. It is illuminated by his four homers and four steals in only 22 games since he was sent down. He has great speed and power. I know you drank away most of what he did from your memory. This post: A splash of knowledge refreshing your Mind Eraser. Jake McCarthy can absolutely be worth rostering in every league. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Austin Riley – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Welp, we got the time on a short schedule day, so, “What’s going on with Austin Riley?” He’s not hitting the ball into the air enough. It’s pretty obvious, tee be aitch. His fly balls were down, getting a bit pull heavy, prolly not getting into fastballs well enough to get more sliders, which he loves more than Vogelbach. I don’t see any issue to worry about, and the Buy Low window might now be shut. He could have 14 homers by this time next week and his entire season looks right back on track for what you expected. Unless your expectations were obscene. Get your expectations out of the gutter!
Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in as many games. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but guess what? Chicken butt? No, he’s here now.
Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.59. Is Nola the best terrible pitcher or not? Not or yacht? Not or yacht?! I’m thinking yacht, but maybe it’s not. Speaking of yacht, can I ship him off for an actual ace? Yacht or not? “Next up on Yacht or Not: Toto’s Rosanna!” *guy in Hawaiian shirt buzzes in* “Yacht!” “Yacht is coh-rect!”
Dylan Dodd – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.64, as he was recalled with Tonkin hitting the IL. Since Dodd’s on the Braves, he will be as good as 2021 Ian Anderson or as bad as every other year Ian Anderson. Last night, he looked like “every other year Ian Anderson.”
Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Bohm goes the dynamite!
Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Can’t see Bryce and not think about this:
Randomly thinking about Bryce Harper pronouncing meme as mem-MAY pic.twitter.com/lQ0mTMu2J0
— Razzball (@Razzball) April 20, 2023
Kyle Hendricks – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated. He likely should’ve retired three years ago, but he’s out there fighting for all us who question whether we still got it. So, here’s your reminder, we absolutely do not have it still.
Dansby Swanson – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. Feels like he’s hit home run number five about five times. Who’s keeping score here? Something’s wrong.
Pete Alonso – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (1). Albombso!
Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.75. Feelings for Carrasco equal and/or on par with feelings for Berrios. Might be good, but you’re gonna have to really twist my arm to get me on board with them again. ACKSUALLY think Berrios might even be slightly ahead of Carrasco for now, i.e., I need to see more from Carrasco.
Alek Manoah – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.53. Like I said for Nestor Cortes yesterday, at a certain point in the season, you have to think to yourself, do you want this guy bringing you down all year or do you want to try and start pitchers who are good vs. who should be good? Manoah is built like an anchor, but there’s no reason why you need to keep letting him bring you down.
Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 3.17. Eflin? More like Ef K’ing. Got ’em! Raise your hand and high five me! No? Okay. Eflin was inducing a lot of ground balls yesterday, but was getting Ks previously, so I don’t think it’s anything but a random occurrence of weird or the Rays’ cheat team decided that was the best game plan for yesterday.
Luke Raley – 0-for-2, 2 runs and two steals (5, 6). Also, in this game, Taylor Walls (0-for-3, 1 run) stole two bags (10, 11) and Wander Franco (1-for-2, 2 runs) stole two bags (16, 17), and The Rice Bowl stole one (6). Rays are going to be the first team with nine guys go 20/20. Like a bunch of Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters.
Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he started for the first time since 2021. So, Teheran returns, it’s just too bad I’m not talking about the international spy thriller on Apple TV. Kinda surprised the Rays or Braves didn’t sign Teheran. Two very weird organizations who seemingly need all kinds of starting pitching yet they just keep winning.
Michael Conforto – 4-for-4 and a slam (11) and legs (2), and his 3rd homer in four games. It’s so funny to me that some people claim there’s no such thing as a hot hitter. Sure, brah, Conforto is always a 5-homer per week, .450 hitter.
Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.82. Seeing that Kyle Gibson would’ve been a better draft pick than Alek Manoah, then standing in front of dartboard, and asking someone to try to make a bull’s eye.
Clarke Schmidt – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.58. This month he’s got four of five decent (not Quality, pe se) starts, and the next one is vs. the Mariners, which is usually safe.
Seth Brown – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. How about that fantasy sleeper, Seth Brown?! Okay, but he was injured, so maybe he’s still coming around. Him and that fantasy sleeper Jake McCarthy! (Oy vey.)
Ty France – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th and 5th homer, and third homer in two games. Ty with the double French fly! Clearly, he’s heating up if he were dropped in your league.
Logan Gilbert – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.60. He’s been spectacular, when looking at his peripherals. Lo-Gi an ace.
JP Sears – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.70. Streamonator is actually positive for Sears in his next start, something I didn’t think I’d ever see, so maybe a streaming opportunity.
Elias Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, as he bats third, and is even DH’ing. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column. If a hot catcher doesn’t get you running back on a holiday weekend, I don’t know what will.
Pierce Johnson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.53. It’s fair to wonder, why is Pierce Johnson the closer? As a philosopher once said, “Trying to figure out Bud Black, there madness lies.” Daniel Bard (2 IP, 0 ER) has a 0.69 ERA. Or even Brent Suter (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.87), who has been off the charts good, could close. For each week’s Buy column, which is coming later today, I try to give you a great middle reliever, and I nearly named Suter that the last three weeks, but the Coors thing has scared me. Know who it hasn’t scared? Suter.
Brenton Doyle – Finally hit leadoff and then, after colliding with the fence, was carted off the field. Then, insult to injury, the Rockies walked it off. Rockies said it’s just a contusion, and Doyle is day-to-day.
Nolan Jones – Being recalled by the Rockies. Possibly to fill-in for Doyle, and it’s unclear how long that will be for. It’s so batshizz crazy that Jones was in the minors anyway. He has 12 homers, 5 steals and is hitting .356 in only 39 Triple-A games and he’s 25! What are they waiting for, him to reach retirement age? Wait, it gets funnier. He was called up once this year already, and didn’t see a pitch! Now? Oh, he is absolutely never playing! Will not happen! Bud Black needs to get Charlie Blackmon at-bats. There is way too much riding on the one-year deal with Profar! They gotta make sure Profar can get another deal next year with another team. Sorry, Nolan Jones, maybe come back when you’re 32 and have done poorly in a few other cities.
Jorge Soler – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .261, and his 4th homer in five games. Jorge Soler is the greatest Christopher Morel since Barry Bonds invented Christopher Morel’ing.
Garrett Cooper – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer of the Coors-stand. (Keg stand?) Benched Moniak to start Cooper from Monday-Thursday, and it paid off. *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, sees ketchup that was on knuckles is now on shirt* Damn!
Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.23 vs. Luke Weaver – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.45. Ah, yes, the ol’ pitchers’ duel of Luke Weaver and Miles Mikolas in Great American Smallpark. *shakes fist* Baseball, damn you for being so goofy! Streamonator was positive on Mikolas in Cincy yesterday, which makes me think that robot got some tricks up its tin sleeve. It also loves Mikolas in the next start. It rightfully hates Weaver everywhere.
Hunter Harvey – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.86, and the blown save. Appreciate that they’re trying to get Harvey saves vs. Finnegan, but someone get Harvey on the same page.
Manny Machado – Unlikely to be ready to return on Friday. You do not have to hand it to him.
Trent Grisham – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (1). Thought about how Trent Grisham was good that one year and I had to open his stat page to make sure I wasn’t misremembering from a fever dream, and I. Dot dot dot. Think it was a fever dream. He was good in 2020, but that’s a goofy year. He really wasn’t good in any real year.
Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but could be a hot schmotato.
Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 5.04. He didn’t do it yesterday, but we should start calling “4 2/3 IP with the lead, but getting lifted for a reliever” a Snell.
Alex Faedo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, zerowalks, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15, but, in four starts, he’s allowed only one walk, and has recorded 22 strikeouts in 21 2/3 IP. Last night, had the slider working in a big way, and the change to a lesser extent. Usually I’d see his name, scramble it and think, “O, fade,” but his peripherals look gorgeous. It might be because his arm slot is back to where it was when he was first drafted, and touted. I’m intrigued, y’all! Can’t see going in yet in 12 team mixed or shallower, but definitely in everything deeper, and monocled in 12 teamers. Though, it might be a team by team call.
Akil Baddoo – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Yabba dabba Baddoo!
Lucas Giolito – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 hits, 7 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.98. “Giolito’s back!” exclaimed the Devil as he tempted everyone to get back in on him just to get Giolito to explode on everyone’s fantasy team. “Are we sure?” questioned the angel on the other shoulder who was mostly ignored.
Gavin Sheets – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. Boy is that drunk. Ya know, seven Sheets to the wind.
Sam Bachman – Called up by the Angels. Good news, Bachman was the 9th overall pick in the 2021 draft. Bad news, it was a terrible selection.
THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME
Albies or Machado in nl-only roto ros?
One more time Grey, Alvarez or Diaz at catcher tonight??
would you drop Kirilloff for Nolan Jones?
12 team league, h2h
Keep forever league…was just offered his Adolis Garcia for my Joe Ryan….thoughts?
Stephenson, Cal, Alvarez. Please rank top 2
So are we all done with Rooker?how about mateo and gimenez? can I start dropping these guys to add others? For example McCarthy is on the wire?
12 man 5×5 h2h obp qs league thanks bud!
Can lose all 3
whos the first to go?
First, best Memorial weekend wishes to you and all commenters.
I am a bit early on my weekly tune up questions for you as a few decent WW options become available at midnight.
Yaz, Burger, Raley, Kirilloff, Taveras, Mikolas, Kimbrel, Barria
1. What swaps if any would you make in my 12 teamer, h2h league – currently in third place with a fairly large lead over they pack chasing a playoff spot. So I am always looking for a hot bat but not in place of long term value.
2. If Burger gets 2B time, any material impact?
Freeman, Riley, J Turner
Gleyber, Amed, Timmy
Yordan, Renfroe, Rooker, McCarthy, Bader
(Play 5 OF)
Util: Owen M
Bench- sadly Harris II until he gets fixed
Shane, J Ryan, L Castillo, Kirby, Bibee, Heaney, Wacha
Fairbanks, Sewald, Castro
Thanks! You too! I don’t see any changes 2. Not over Gleyber
Mountcastle or Vinnie P?
Disco or Patrick Sandoval ROS?
How about McCarthy or O’Neill? Thanks!
@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. steer, suzuki or mccarthy?
Someone in my 14 team mixed league dropped Bohm. He worth grabbing?
Elias Diaz or heim?
12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft
I’ve been using Walls, E. Duran, O. Arcia for 2B/SS.
I’ve got Royce Lewis coming off the IL soon, and Jeff McNeil on the waiver.
Drop anyone for Lewis and/or McNeil?
Thanks in advance.
Duran and Arcia
Santander or Vinnie Pasq
Hey Grey, Former kinda top prospect Barria moved into the rotation. Been lights out so far. 2 start guy next week maybe. Post no hype sleeper?
Yeah, could be
As said below, Baty @COL = no brainer. Still apply if it means benching Arenado??
So if Royce Lewis is able to be activated on 5/29 and gets the call, would you cut rosario for him? Not sure if he will get Balldellied and play every day. He can play 3b but correa may be hurt. I keep going back to last year and rosario was horrible until about early June and then had a really good season. Rosario is ss/of so that helps if he is able to turn it around. That whole Cle offense has been dog$hit. Thanks
Yes, lose Amed
Would you drop either Rooker or J. Duran for McCarthy?
Which 2B (Points league): Owen Wilson or Vargas?
McCarthy or McClain?
I rage dropped Manoah last night for Bello. Tell me I won’t regret it after already regretting checking the box next to his name as one of my keepers from last year….
You did good
Rank em ROS:
J McCarthy, Owen Miller, A Kiriloff, A Vaughn, T Ward, B Rooker
That ranking looks fine
Asked a couple times about moving Sal Perez this week. Love the guy but have F. Alvarez as well. Would like to get one or more OF (current: Schwarber, Adolis and Verdugo). Have Siri, L. Raley, M. Harris as UTIL/Bench. Would you move Sal for Reynolds or LGJ + Volpe, or just roll with current squad? I like Reynolds but he’s so damn boring…
Reynold seems just fair
Owen Miller or Ryan McMahon?
Hi Grey – I have a flaw in that I love upside and dreaming things will work out for top prospects and younger players.
I have JRod and Elly de la Cruz and was offered Tatis and Randy A. Am I crazy to not take this? Also EDLC is projected to likely play 3B and that is my only gap keeper for next year.
Thanks for the sanity check.
Ronny Mauricio is not in the lineup for the Syracuse Mets today. Speculate as you would like.
Now just waiting on Elly from the same game.
Not sure where he plays tho
They’ve got a spot for him on the bench where he can reunite with fellow former-Syracuse Mets star Mark Vientos.
It’s the Rockies so who knows but assuming Jones plays, Jones or Mervis?
Lane Thomas or Ian Happ, 12 team Roto
Carroll over Soler ROS, right????
Thank you as always kind sir!
I have a logjam at pitching with Stone and Miller coming up. They are sitting on my n/a slot but I cant make any other moves with them there.My pitchers are Luzardo, Graysin, Ryan, Musgrovem McClanhan, Taja Bradley, Javier and Urias. Urias is on my IL. Of this list who would you say the 2 drops are, 10 team 6 keeper 6×6 holds and ops. Thanks in advance!!
Stone and Grayson
Are the Braves planning on putting Ian Anderson on IL, since he had TJ surgery?
so what are they waiting for? LOL
I think not, if I remember correctly, the bravos jettisoned him off the 40 man roster. so no need to IL him.
according to mlb.com he is on the 40 man roster
Baty with 3 games in Coors against awful Rockies pitching seems like a no brainier weekend play right?
Looks they they’re all getting rained out
It’s not going to rain, we’ll maybe a tad. Should be fine.
Would you drop Senzel for McCarthy?
12 Team / H2H / OBP
How low are we selling Tre Turner at this point (I’m punting steals)? Would you take any of the below? What order?
A) Mitch Keller
B) Morel + Arrez
D) C. Seager
E) Morel + Walker
Is Conforto for real or simply a Schmotato. You seemed dubious on the Pod, but he keeps cranking.
I’m still dubious…his batted ball profile looks like vomit
I agree, but sometimes stats don’t fully capture the player. Two exit velocities over 108 yesterday, and it just sounds loud when it comes off his bat. This is an eyeball play.
Holmes or Miguel Castro, who ends with more saves in October ?
Adames or Ian Happ ROS ?
McCarthy or Larnach ROS?
Who do you like better ROS? Steer or LeMahieu?
Redraft, 12 team, Roto, mixed, standard 5 X 5.
Drop Rooker for McCarthy?
I need steals (9th place); I am currently 2nd in HR and top 4 in R & RBI. 3 OF spots & 2 UTIL spots; my other OFs are Ad. Garcia, Yelich, Thomas, Schwarber, Duvall (IL), Gallo (also my backup 1B).
I would appreciate your input on who to start at 2B and SS.
At 2B and SS, I have four choices
Andres Gimenez CLE vs StLO. Liberatore is pitching for STLOU
Owen Miller MIL vs SF. Alex Wood is pitching for SF
Bryston Stott PHI vs ATL. J Shuster is pitching for ATL
E. Duran [email protected]. G Rodriquez is pitching for BAL
In summary: at 2B Guterez, Miller, Duran and Stott
at SS Guterez, Miller, Duran and Stott
at 3B: Riley,Duran and Miller
I was thinking of cutting one of these infielders to pick up Craig Kimbrel (RP). My only RP is Paul Seward.
3.Is this a good idea to cut one infielder? If yes, who would you cut?
1. Owen, Stott 2. Matchups
Would you cut any of these four to pick up Craig Kimbrel?
Picked up Bello yesterday because I’m slowly rebuilding my pitching staff and someone heard Soroko’s coffin rattle and now’s it sounds like he’s ready for a call up to Atlanta. Is he worth a pick up in a 12 team H2H ? He’s available in my league.
Nah, not yet
Hey Grey- ROS, Seiya, Bux, Verdugo, LGJ? Thanks!
Thanks man. And Schwarber ahead of both?
Happy Memorial Day Friday, Grey!
Gunnar Henderson looking like he’s turning it around, over .900 OPS over his last 10, even stole a base last night with a couple key walks. Right now I have Baty, who is just meh rn but his statcast looks wild.
On my squad, Happ has turned into a 1 trick pony and Outman has been ice cold with a K rate near 40%. My OF waiver wire has some hot bats including Conforto and Lane Thomas. Right now my team is lagging in power but Stanton may be on his way back soonish to help with that.
Could drop any of Baty, Happ, or Outman to pick up Gunnar, Lane, and/or Conforto. 10 team redraft OBP. Any adds/drops you would pull the trigger on?
Thanks and have an awesome holiday weekend!
Thanks! Outman for Gunnar
Hey Grey! Awesome write up!
JD Martinez was dropped would you pick him up over Conforto? The drop would be Rooker.
Any reason to expect Yandy to fall off? I can’t get myself to 100% buy in but was offered him for Bryce Miller. Which would you prefer?
One more – Stephenson or Alvarez ROS? OPS league.
Hi Grey, love the write-up as always
I’m in a 12 tm NL-only 5×5 roto keeper league (we keep 4) and I’m rebuilding and looking to acquire Tatis. Is this deal worth it long-term?
I get – Fernando Tatis
I trade – Pete Alonso, Trea Turner
My other keepers are – Matt Olsen, Paul Goldschmidt and Michael Harris
Thanks! Trade is not good, too much
McCarthy, Kiriloff, DeJong, Ke’Bryan Hayes – statcast numbers for Ke’Bryan are crazy good but the results just aren’t there.
Grey – great roundup and happy Friday!
1) how real is Gorman? Would you rather have him or Albies in a keeper?
2) where do you think Gorman ranks next year?
Torn between France and Bohm at 1B in a 15 team points league. Who would you keep rest of season? I have Chapman and Arenado at 3B so Bohm’s positional versatility doesn’t move the needle as much.
Hey Good People!
Baty or McCarthy R.o.s?
Enjoy the holiday weekend
Baty, you too!
Below you said McCarthy. Sorry to point that out just curious which is really the better player ROS.
Sorry-it was a ranking question-so their probably toss ups
Don’t know what McCarthy’s going to do ROS
I’m thinking about dropping Patrick Wisdom, who doesn’t seem to be playing much these days, for Jake McCarthy. I like that Wisdom plays 3B bc when he’s hot I can play him over Bregman, but I need some speed. Another option is to drop Renfroe for McCarthy. Your thoughts, o grey one?
Go for it
Drop Toscar for soler ?
Hey Grey…good stuff! For today’s speed round, in 12/5×5/H2H, pick two OF for the foreseeable future:
Rooker, Siri, Ozuna, Moniak, Raley, Greene, McCarthy.
Thanks man, and have a good holiday!
Francisco Alvarez or Wilson Contreras ros?
Bregman or Tellez? I have Yandy Diaz who can plug into either spot. Thanks!
Wisdom on the bench again. Drop him for Steer? At least he’s playing.
Paredes over Baty? 10 team keeper league
Or drop liberator or senga?
Are you using musgrove today at nyy in 12 team roto? He has been pretty crappy if I am being honest. Thanks
Good. That is what I thought. It will also probably guarantee that he pitches well if on my bench.
I understand you have a trade analyzer but this trade needs your help.
My team has Jose Altuve, Michael Harris II, Soroka,& Taj Bradley the other team wants to give me:
What would you do?
So Altuve and Harris for Scherzer, Giancarlo and waiver guys? Or is this league deep enough you’re playing Moniak? Do you need Max? Do you not need Altuve?
IMO you should not do this deal. Giancarlo is great in theory but trust me as a Yankees fan he’s always hurt.
Thoughts on this trade:
Morel and Josiah Gray for Jhoan Duran
10 Team mixed league
Works for me
12 team keeper H2H daily. IP, Ks, Whip, HRs.
Dropping any of Garrett, Varland, Stone for Faedo or hold?
Varland sounds like it would be the name of George Costanza’s favorite architect.
Another vote for the Costanza glossary term?
Did we get another vote?
Owen Miller or Profar?
I have 2 pitchers going today.
Gausman @ MIN
Scherzer @ COL
Do i start them both? Thanks as always
BAT X has K Hays projected for 16 more steals.
You taking the under or over there Grey ?
Ya looks like it unfortunately, such a miss by me this year… Took him for steals and the leagues where I have him I need steals ffs
Falling behind in steals close to the point of no return here Grey.
Though am blessed with pitching, was thinking of moving Cole for Wander Franco or Witt Jr, do you have a preference between the two ?
Projections favor Witt Jr. but Wander has been much better so far…
Bichette/France or Arozarena/A Rosario
Pretty fair, coin flip
Gotcha, my thoughts too ! Thanks Grey
1) Pls pick 2
Taj vs LA (Stone)
Grayson vs CLE (Bieber)
Varland @ HOU (Brown)
2) Will Harris II turn this around?
Thanks in advance…
1. Taj…don’t love either of the other two, I guess Grayson 2. At some point
i want to pick up Jones, but with limited moves, i guess i gotta see if they actually play him first?
12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft
I need RBI help. Drop Rooker for any of the following. Please rank top 3.
Ozuna, Conforto, DeJung, Adames, Rowdy
Adames, Rowdy, Conforto
Would you trade Haniger, or J.Bell, or Gallo, or Burger for McCarthy in a 12 teamer?
Sure — Haniger, Gallo, Bell
DeJong or Adam Frazier or Luis Urias coming off of IL ROS?
Who is the 1st and 2nd drop here from this list? (And I. What order, in case I only drop one? Need to pick up streamers)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr
Outman has hit a wall and had his playing time reduced. I’m not saying he can’t make adjustments. I also am not e