The doubleheader in the Bronx started with Ohtani taking on Nestor. The hype, the excitement, the mustache! It was all there. Then the nightcap, what could it do to top such intrigue?! What, I scream at my ceiling. The nightcap ended up being a very stiff shot of Jameson. Did I do that, right? I haven’t drank in, like, ten years, I forget the terminology sometimes. Jameson Taillon took a perfect game into the 8th inning, ending the game with the line — 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at…What’s his ERA? Go ahead. Guess! You know him! Let’s hear your best guesses! Please, indulge me! Imagine dopey guesses as little chocolate truffles. Roll them in cocoa powder and pop them into my mouth for my consumption. WRONG! He’s got a 2.30 ERA. You were two runs off. At least! No? Then you’re rostering him. So, Taillon is doing it with pinpoint control — 5 BBs in 58 2/3 IP — and that’s coming with almost identical stats from previous years minus some Ks. Elite command can carry a guy pretty far. Maybe not as far as a 2.30 ERA in 170+ IP, but won’t be much worse than 3.50 if he holds that kind of command. That Jameson can scotch tape together a lot fantasy staffs if you’re looking to Taillon. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-8 and his 10th homer. So, Gleyber Torres in 2021 had 9 HR; Gleyber Torres in 2022 hit 10 HR; Gleyber Torres in 2023: 11 HR…Can’t wait for Gleyber Torres in 2082: 70 HR.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-7 and his 4th homer. “Hey, DJ, pump this potty!” That’s LeMahieu flushing a toilet.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-7 and his 19th homer. Aaron Judge should try a new home run trot where he crosses home plate and mimes the teacher from A Christmas Story, but instead of A++++, Judge skips around adding zeros onto his next contract.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and his 3rd homer in six games. Hot mustachioed schmotato!

Shohei Ohtani – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.99, 1-for-4. He only induced three whiffs on 41 swings, which was his 2nd lowest rate of his career. Some speculated that Ohtani was tipping his pitches. Maybe the Yanks were cheating. Who’s to say?

Nestor Cortes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Based on no scientific research, this feels like that one random Cy Young year R.A. Dickey had with the Mets. Is Nestor this good? I have a better question for you. Is anyone? The preseason Nestor Cortes sleeper call by Coolwhip is an all-timer, by the way.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer.

Yo
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s what we’re hoping is vomit on his fantasy team, Marcus Semien.
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’.

Will Marcus Semien now forget to forget to drop bombs? That sure would be nice. I click on Marcus Semien’s Statcast page and it says, “Some images are not suitable for children or people who have drafted Semien.” He has a .205 xBA, .319 xSLG and .265 xWOBA. Those are so hilariously bad. They can be described as, “What if David Eckstein returned for a season?” Now, if I somehow reverse jinxed him to come out of this awful early-season rut, well, you’re welcome.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Kluber seems tailor-made for a Streamonator call every time out. Good matchup? Start him. Bad matchup? Drop him. In shallower leagues, of course.

Ryan Thompson – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 6.50. Leave it to Kevin Cash to use his worst reliever as the closer. What a troll. Thompson won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, because it could be one of seven guys getting the Rays’ next save.

Graham Ashcraft – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.53. I was about to say he had decent speed, then I realized I was looking Thairo Estrada’s player page. Thank God, I’m handsome! Any hoo! Ashcraft is a 97 MPH fastball, nasty slider and cutter, and that’s about it. He’s being lifted by lots of ground balls and decent command. Old friend, Geoff, now with Baseball America, told me to grab Ashcraft a week before he was promoted, and I’m glad I did, but it’s NL-Only and, honestly, I can’t see going after him in mixed leagues at this point.

Kyle Farmer – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting near-.500 in the last week, and a 2nd homer four games ago. I grabbed him in my RCL a few days ago, and he will be in this afternoon’s Buy.

Joey Votto – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Guess what his batting average is. Nah, c’mon, higher than that, he’s Joey Votto, guy who never hit a pop-up; guy who never fouled the ball; guy–okay, I’m gilding the lily. He’s hitting .179.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, and his 5th homer, hitting .309. The wild thing is Bell’s become a contact guy this year. His peripherals look downright Ty France-ish. A Bell that’s France-ish? Gotta call him, Quasimofaux.

Julio Rodriguez – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 15th steal, hitting .272. Not sure if people realize how well he’s doing his rookie year. He’s a top 20 hitter on the Player Rater.

Grayson Rodriguez – Has a lat strain. You thought we could have nice things. No we can’t, nerd!

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .262. The French Terminator said, “I’ll be back-back-back-back,” then paused and added, “I was imitating the ball.”

Garrett Hampson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. That’s 2019 sleeper Garrett Hampson to you!

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.59. He’s now a top 10 starter on the Player Rater. Gerrit Cole isn’t in the top 20.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Absolutely solid. 100% fine. Would be lying if I didn’t say I want more.

Robinson Cano – Was optioned to the minors, and elected free agency. He’ll either retire, or sign on with the Pirates for league minimum and will block Oneil Cruz for the next five years.

Taylor Rogers – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.27, and his 3rd blown save, and has given 7 ER in the last 1 2/3 IP. Not great, Bob! Yesterday’s was sorta fluky, because of two hit-by-pitches and one bases-clearing triple. Padres will want Rogers to close, assuming no injury, but, yeah, he could use a bounce back.

Keegan Thompson – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.99. Even if the Streamonator liked Keegan, I’m not sure I’d stream him. He’s going to get absolutely Hammer’d at some point, and I can’t touch him.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in four games. Look at this: 2017, Willson hit 21 homers; 2019, Willson hit 24 homers; 2021, he hit 21 homers. The even years: 12, 10, 7 and 9 so far. Patterns! Yes, I just put on a tinfoil hat but I want you to know I’m no longer looking for crop circles in my cereal.

Frank Schwindel – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Also, in this game, Ian Happ (2-for-4) hit his 6th homer. Not sure if this is more an indictment of my RCL team, but I’ve had Happ and Schwindel for a bit.

Harrison Bader – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. This one came off Givens, which I guess makes Bader “Takens.”

Sonny Gray – Hit the IL with a pectoral strain. I grew up in the Garden State, so I know how lovely the pectoral strain is this time of year. It’s where you get the best tomatoes.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.89 vs. Alex Faedo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.09. This matchup was billed as, “Faedo sounds like a Shakespearean character who would be an Archer.”

Emilio Pagan – 1 IP, 2 ER, and his 3rd blown save, as Jhoan Duran (2 IP, 0 ER) entered in the 6th. Twins seem to prefer Pagan as their closer, no matter what the stats are. The devil you know, I guess.

Daz Cameron – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, and missed a 2nd homer by a few feet. But most of the Tigers’ outfield is Riley Greene Placeholder, aka RGP aka Roy G. Piv.

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.81. He was at 104 pitches as he took the mound in the 6th inning and I was like, “This is our modern-day-non-modern-day starter.” Who’s Sandy Alcantara? A 90’s starter, for sure. Kevin Appier? Only with more giddy up, call him Happier. Sandy doesn’t strike out a lot (neither did the 90’s guys) but is a bulldog. Wait…Is he Orel Hershiser? Nah, Orel didn’t strike out anyone. I’m open to suggestions, Sandy is definitely a throwback.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Back to the IL after undergoing an MRI on his forearm. That’s the bad news. The good news is this will be his ninth stamp. Only one more for a free MRI!

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. “We could just prop him up against the bookcase and place a lamp on his head–Oh my God! He moved! Teoscar is alive!”

Alejandro Kirk – 2-for-3, hitting .301. At one point, the Jays’ announcers said, “For those who haven’t seen a ton of Kirk, they come away impressed.” Can you see Kirk and not see a ton of him? Okay, okay, even Mitch Haniger would consider that a low blow.

Santiago Espinal – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .272, and hitting leadoff. I told you a Jays’ middle infielder would be great this year *dodges tomato* What? *ducks away from a flying axe* Okay, kidding aside, Bo Bichette was around 75th overall on the Player Rater yesterday. That’s without one hot streak, and, with one hot streak, he’s a top 30 guy. Jays are just starting to get hot, too. So, chillax!

Alek Manoah – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.98. Just had a dream that I drafted Alek Manoah instead of Robbie Ray, and it was the best dream I’ve ever had. And, not to brag, but I once had a dream about Marisa Tomei.

Reese McGuire – 1-for-4, 1 run as the DH, because, of course, you have to play McGuire in Toronto. It’s part of his probation. Not sure if I’m talking about McGuire’s or La Russa’s probation though. Mean’s while, Pollock homers on Wednesday and he gets benched for no reason on Thursday. Oh, and Vaughn hits 7th with Moncada, who is hitting .138, in the three hole. Moncada who has, I believe, two hits all year. Wait, don’t forget Leury Garcia, who is hitting .194, as the leadoff guy! La Russa’s not drunk; he passed out with the lineup card in his mouth, and the ink all bled together, so no one can read it.

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Rick Brown
Rick Brown
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you start Spencer Strider at Coors tomorrow?

Thanks,RICK

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Rick Brown
2 months ago

that’s going to be a no. we got a guy being yoyo’d from bullpen to starting, who got rocked badly in a decent/good situation last time out that’s now in COL? nope

Mr H
Mr H
2 months ago

What’s your take on Tyler Anderson? He’s on my wire and wondering if I should pick him up over the likes of Wright, Ashby, or C. Javier? Thank you!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

That McGuire blurb was brilliant!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Trevor Rogers,Springs,Whitlock,Strider and Singer? Who is the drop?

Yepez or Bellinger?

Swanson and Yepez or Suzuki and Luis Garcia(2B)?

Thanks. You are the best!

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 months ago

Ever play the would you rather game?
Would you rather step on a rusty nail or rip a fingernail off?
Would you rather eat tuna flavored ice cream or have the runs during a work meeting?

So, would you rather be 1st in all hitting categories but middle in pitching, or 1st in all pitching categories and middle in hitting?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yay! Thats where I’m at.
Now, back to that lightning in a bottle.

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 months ago

Elias Diaz suuuuuuucks. Yeah he’s a catcher, but cmon man, its Coors!
I feel the scab is being scratched…. Vazquez is out there on waivers. Itch itch scratch scratch.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Fogimon
2 months ago

if you are thinking of catchers in an “own” sense and these 2 are your options, i’d literally stream every day if possible. sounds like larger than a 12 teamer to mention vazquez as your lone “better” option but i doubt much larger (14-16)

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 months ago

Might need to catch some lightning in a bottle.

Drop any of;
A.Wood
Mikolas
Lorenzen
Pivetta
Mahle

to pick up any of;
Springs
Strider
Pilkington
Ashcraft
Otto

????

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
2 months ago

Forgot to list a few more on waivers;
Bum
Flexen
Houser
B.Keller
Singer
Junis
Merrill

(i know, im stretching)

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

It appears Kapler is unwilling to let Alex Wood see the 3rd time through the lineup any more, not so sure how much worth he has as a 4-5 inning max guy.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Active dynasty pts league (Ip Ks BBs Hits HR given up)
You dropping Silseth or a streamer like Faedo to pick up Zach Thompson (Cards) ($1 inflates $2 per year) or hold for now

JoeG414
JoeG414
2 months ago

I’m in the top two places in all SP categories in a 12 Team daily mixed roto.
I have both Tyler Anderson & Bassitt starting against each other today.
Both offenses scare me. Sit both ?

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Do you think Baez can turn it around and is worth trying to obtain in a trade? Or is it best to stay away?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! Would you rather Polanco or Baez?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey,

Any interest in Nomar Mazara?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Was doing well in AAA before the call up…..guess we’ll see.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ray
2 months ago

he’s a bit late by now to latch onto any prospect pedigree and we’ve got a large sample size of what his upside looked like (20 HR’s .250 IF he played/started the entire year). and that’s the upside, the last 2-3 years we saw the downside.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 months ago

currently righty only side RF’er, and almost 1/3 of the season is over, so being pretty nice he might go 12/.240 or somesuch (from this point till end, assuming no extra job loss or injury(ies))

Hammer
Hammer
2 months ago

Drop Trevor Rogers for any of the following, Whitlock, springs, Morton Rasmussen?

Drop straw or Gorman for any of the following, riley Greene, naylor, nimmo.
It’s a 5×5 h2h.

Roster is

William Contreras
Abreu
Ketel
J Ramirez
Story
Castellanos
Adolis
Teoscar
Utility tellez straw
Bench Gorman

Sp Webb, Cobb, yu, goslin, Trevor Rogers, gore, jomo
Rp Robertson and melacon
IL peralta, megill

Cheers bud

Hammer
Hammer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Cheers bud!

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

Hey grey, this might be a bit odd compared to my usual waiver or lineup questions but, at this point in the year who are your say top 3 AL and NL ROY candidates? im not sure about mine but Id definitely put J-Rod up there, and maybe Jeremy Pena and Joe Ryan, and NL id put Gore and Susuki *whos kinda cooling off and also hurt* idk the 3rd guy for me and those guys are by no means set in stone, there probably just some easier picks

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah I mean to be fair with the 15 stolen bases as a rookie he doesnt need to do much hitting to be an outstanding rookie, let alone bat .272 with 6 homers so far and 22 runs

Dude
Dude
2 months ago

Any excitement about the Cardinals Zack Thompson?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

Not a word about Jayce?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sorry, Jace! Hot schmotato

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
2 months ago

Mr Grey,

12 team mixed:

Start or Sit:

Kikuchi vs MIN
Tyler Anderson vs NYM

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you.

DubDub
DubDub
2 months ago

10-team H2H league with K/BB instead of K (volume is devalued, control is awesome), limited transactions so streaming isn’t great. My rotation is:
McClanahan
Nestor
Manaea (I want more too!)
Bassitt
K.Wright

Could make a decent rotation from the waiver wire! Are you moving on from anyone for any of these guys?
Taillon
M.Gore
Lauer
Javier
Mikolas
Ray
Stroman
Syndergaard
Whitlock
Baz
Flaherty

Gary C
2 months ago

Please evaluate trade

A Luis Garcia Hou SP
B Sandoval, Roansy

Thanks

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

Hey Razz,
Matt Olson and Raisel Iglesias for Guerrero.

I am giving up Olson and Iglesias. I would still have E Clase and Ryan Helsley for Saves.

Do I pull the trigger?

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you

Hurleyman
Hurleyman
2 months ago

I’m considering a trade in a 12 team 5×5 roto league with 5 keepers (no cost). What do you think? I’m in the middle of the pack in the current standings.

I trade Bogaerts (cannot be kept) for Nola (can be kept)

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
2 months ago

Hey grey. Can you rank these guys for a util bat?

Meadows (coming back next week)
Farmer
Happ
Naylor
Lourdes
Winker
Voit

muchas gracias senor

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You da man! Thanks

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

Grey,

Is it wrong that I’m getting a little excited about Teo? He feels a lil different these last few games.

Fielding trades because I want to upgrade SS…

My Ray and Rowdy for their

– Jazz?
– Seager?
– Pena?

Thanks, G!

-IANASM

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 months ago

After the bomb off the scoreboard last night, the Riley Greene hype train is reaching full speed. How soon do you think we see him and what can we expect? Is he potentially the biggest impact bat to come up this season?

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Batty Call daily pts league scores -AB -CS Hits, XBHs,HR,SB
Flores @ Mia Hernandez
Profar @ Mil Burnes
Rodgers vs Atl Fried
Jesus vs SF Cobb

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Second choice Jesus?

Eddie
Eddie
2 months ago

Grandal or Kirk in an OBP league?

Thanks and Happy Friday!

J C
J C
2 months ago

Longer term outlook on these comps:
1. Polanco or Wander
2. France or Wander
3. Gleyber or Wander

buddens126
buddens126
2 months ago

I got a counter offer of Soto for Altuve and O’Neill. Worth it?

Im currently in 10th and out of a playoff spot by 8.5 games. I have polanco who i can shift to second out of the ss spot and then I can shift jeremy pena in at ss. Do you think this trade is a must or should I hold altuve and oneill?

H2H categories runs, hits, 2b, rbi, hr, avg, sb

Last edited 2 months ago by buddens126
ROn D
ROn D
2 months ago

Just traded Taylor Ward and Manaea for Freddie Freeman in a 14 teamer… what you think?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for all your help during this season!

1. would you start or sit the Cards Mike Mikolas at wrigley field?

2. would you start or sit AZ’s Merrill Kelly at Pittsburgh?

3. Would you start or sit the Dodgers Tyler Anderson at home against the mets?

thanks!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i always appreciate your honesty and help!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

Not to brag (chuckled at that one), but I note this Marisa Tomei mention comes one day after Jason Alexander’s. He’s her type!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Pick one or two! Nelson Cruz, Dozier, Harris II, Santander, Ty.Taylor, Wilmer.

Thanks!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Feels all Cruz needs is to fix his launch angle for those bombs to start to come. He’s hitting so many groundball this season! Wonder what gives.

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
2 months ago

Aloha Friday!
J Duran, Strider or Eflin?

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
2 months ago

Fing Kucklord……. LMAO

As always…. Thanks for the content.

happyharry
happyharry
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Two catcher league, need one – Narvaez or MJ?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
2 months ago

Thanks for the fantasy laughs and wisdom as always, Grey. Hope you have a great weekend!

Who would you drop out of L. Urias, C. Walker, and Yaz? H2H points league, Ks are -1

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Streamer for today

Brubaker vs AZ, Kikuchi vs Min, Dunning vs Sea or Eflin vs LAA

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
2 months ago

On SON Kikuchi has the highest rating-only concern is # of innings

Cuna
Cuna
2 months ago

Goldy and Tim Anderson, or Vlad and Javier Baez? Which side you like in a trade ROS?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
2 months ago

Happy Friday Grey !

Accepted this offer last night and feeling at bit uneasy about it.

Gave away Springer, Framber and Helsey for Bichette and Doval.

Was basing it all on projections, and they seem to still love Doval and Bichette.

Did I make the right call ?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Great minds think alike !

Keeks
Keeks
2 months ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Need RBI and SLG… Kirk, Adley, or Contreras for ROS?

Teoscar killing me.. ala Kendrick’s “Mother I Sober”… You’ve Never felt pain, till you’ve benched a homer

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ha! Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Good Morning Grey,

I currently have Y. Alvaraez on the bench and need to get him in the starting lineup. The two options I have to decide on who gets benched are K. Tucker or C. Mullins One has to sit. I cant sit Guillorme and his .356 batting average because he gets on base (15 BB / 13 k’s). So who gets benched? Thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks again

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

Best 2 of this group for the weekend:

Mikolas @ CHC (Stroman)
Stroman vs. STL (Mikolas)
Marco Gonzales @ TEX (Otto)
Singer vs. HOU (Urquidy)

Thanks!

J C
J C
2 months ago

I received great health related news yesterday. I also had quite a good financial windfall. The old high school hoops coach in me loved the adjustments and skills displayed during the warriors-Celtics game. Yet, the biggest joy came from the Yanks coming back to give me a win (Taillon) and a save (Holmes). Some of us have issues.

gmark
gmark
2 months ago

“…call him Happier.”

Best line of the day.

Philip
Philip
2 months ago

Grey, where are you on the following players from a 20-team dynasty perspective:

Franimal, Teoscar, Trevor Rogers?

Same value as before the season started or what?

Thanks!

jblum125
jblum125
2 months ago

thoughts on dealing rodon and machado for Luis Robert and Olson?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Happy Friday Grey!

1) do you like Javier or Whitlock ROS?

2) Mancini, Polanco or Walker ROS?

Thanks!
LG

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
2 months ago

Grey it seems like they still do fire managers mid-season. like i have been saying for a month now Girardi fired! he handled this team terribly, constant batting order changes, poorly timed shifts, and complete bullpen mis-management.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

agree dombrowski created and unbalanced team…..not sure i like the interim manager Thompson. he is another hard core yankees analytics guy

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

probably but you never know…..they are not that far out and the mets will come back to earth…starting pitching good, defense weak, batting order streaky, biggest issue has been bullpen mis management …..if he can cut out the bullpen issue that is an 8 game swing from where they are now

alps
alps
2 months ago

Grey
With Clevinger coming back this weekend
I have to drop one
Ian Anderson or Tyler Anderson
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

you think Tyler still stays in the rotation after Heaney and Kershaw come back

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

fair enough thanks

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Better question is how long will Heaney remain off of the IL once he is activated lol I wouldn’t worry about Anderson.

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

12 Team 5×5 Mixed (Redraft)

Yo Grey!

1. Do we trust Mahle’s rebound start vs. SF (6.2IP 0ER 8K 3BB 1H) enough to start him vs. WSH tomorrow? He’s available and I can grab him.

2. Is Strider worth grabbing going forward even after his rough start @ Arizona?

Rest of my SP: Eovaldi, JoMo, Sandoval, Waino, Gonsolin, Rasmussen, S. Gray (IL)

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Last edited 2 months ago by jmccullough
robbo
robbo
2 months ago

How would you compare Stephenson and Kirk for the rest of the season? Stephenson has been solid but his stat cast is kind of meh. Thinking of swapping for Kirk.

Gracias

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
2 months ago

Trevor Rogers or Matthew Liberatore ROS? and are either or both of these droppable for most decent streamers?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

A guy in my league has approached me about trading Walker Buehler, He’s offered the following, could you rate comment the two trades:

Trade 1
Team A gets: M. Betts, E. Hosmer  Team B gets: T. Hernandez and W. Buehler

Trade 2
Team A gets: Vlad and C. Javier   Team B gets: Goldy and W. Buehler

(he’s also asked about Fried & Nola so I could try to swap one of them for Buehler – what’s your order of the three SP’s are they close? )

(he’s also willing to throw in Grayson Rodriguez N/A)

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – T. ManciniJ. Votto
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – A. Garcia
RF – T. Hernandez
Util – P. Wisdom
BN – R. Greene (N/A
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL
IL – R. Lewis *IL

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – P. Sandoval
BN – N. Pivetta
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
BN – A. Kittredge (RP) (IL)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

alright, follow up:
1) if I have the option to sub C Javier for Hosmer, you doing that (in trade 1 – so Betts, Javier for Buehler and Teoscar)
2) what’s your ranking of those pitchers, would you say Buehler, Nola, Fried ?

thanks

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Happy Friday buyday! Are you taking anyone from this list as a 2 start option in a daily pts leafue, dynasty 12 teamer 40 man roster
Scores +7IP +2K -3Hit -3BB -12HR given up
Dakota Hudson @TB vs CIN
Stripling @KC @ Det
Pilkington vs Tex vs Oak
Ashcraft vs Ari @ Stl

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

I was offered 2B/OF J. McNeil for my P Joe Ryan. I could use some offensive help, but I really like Ryan. Does that seem like a fair swap? Thanks!

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
2 months ago

Why is Gonsolin at MINUS $12 bucks on the trade analyzer?

I was offered Wright and Gonsolin for Riley and Hendriks

Vash
Vash
2 months ago

Tonight is a big test for Brady Singer. Seeing how he handles the Astros to me will day a lot. If he’s a must start or not.

I saw your response to a post yesterday, that Tarik Skubal isn’t an ace just yet…I agree, but very close

Vash
Vash
Reply to  Vash
2 months ago

*say a lot if he’s a must start.

ravskee
ravskee
2 months ago

Drop either Margot or Nimmo to pick up Hays?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
2 months ago

14 team h2h league.

Weekly SP limit is 7 (can exceed on final day of the week.

I have 5 SP so far. I have Giolito and Gausman throwing Sunday, so I can only have one more start today or tomorrow. Which start an I going with?

Bassitt @LAD
Merrill Kelly @PIT
Rasmussen vs CHW (Sat)
Strider @COL (gross)

Thankyou and have a safe weekend!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

No? Really?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
2 months ago

For sure thought kelly, but I Rasmussen I’ll try

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok thanks

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Would you trade Bellinger for Cortes? Straight up? Thanks

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
2 months ago

When Shane Baz comes back from rehab…maybe next week or 2 weeks, who moves out of the rotation? Yarborough or Springs?

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

National Donut Day Grey, enjoy a vanilla sprinkle on me !

Was offered this trade this morning, wondering which side you like:

Chris Taylor and Sandy Alcantara or Juan Soto and Eovaldi ?

richcatc
richcatc
Reply to  Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Soto side

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Great, thanks ! He actually jut countered with Yordan + Eovaldi instead.

Do you like the Yordan/Eovaldi side better still ?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yordan/Eovaldi or Taylor and Alcantara

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Liam McNair
2 months ago

Chris Taylor that is

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Got it, thanks as always !

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I’m guessing Yordan/Eovaldi for CTaylor/Alcantara. I’d want the Yordan side, the upgrade in hitter is greater than the loss in pitcher. But it may depend on what the rest of your pitching staff looks like. Hard to give up Sandy

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Pops
2 months ago

I agree, Sandy looks incredible but feel in this environment easier to replace a pitcher than it is an elite offensive player. So far at least

Synyster
Synyster
2 months ago

Morning Grey! I have been holding Ian Anderson not realizing how meh he has been. He is droppable/streamable at this point, right? No need to hold him?

Where is JoMo?
Where is JoMo?
2 months ago

I can’t view Jordan Montgomery’s player page. If I try to bring it up, it takes me directly to the main page, anyone else having this issue?

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
2 months ago

I know it was you, Faedo: You broke my heart. You broke my heart!
I’ve been dying to type that. I’m sure I’m not the first
The All-Greys took a hit this week , although we are closing on the leaders.. closing in on 3rd out of 15. We had to injure Sonny, Anderson, Grossman and Lewis.
Mostly trash on the waiver wire but we were able to get Rivera (KC) and Luis 3. Patreon buy/sell was a lifesaver.
Got Gibson to replace Sonny. One start v Texas won’t kill us
Catcher question ( sorry). Stassi or Stallings ?

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
2 months ago

Jokes aside about Gleyber, has he found something this year? After drafting Jon India, then grabbing Jean Segura for 2b, now down to 2B. I’d just like some consistency from the position. Should I stick with Gleyber or dump him the moment India comes back? Or should I grab one of the guys on the WW instead of Gleyber?

Brendan Rodgers
Jace Peterson
Josh Rojas
Christopher Morel

Luis
Luis
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
2 months ago

Im facing the same dilema!
Wilmer Flores is also available
Rodgers is fine but makes more errors than Steve Sax!
Looking foward for Grey’s take

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Trying to figure out a RP to add. We do SV+HLD where saves are worth double.

Art Warren, Cole Sulser, John Schreiber, Daniel Hudson, Seranthony Dominguez, Bass, Cimber, Robert Suarez, Jalen Beeks…

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
2 months ago

Hector Neris is another option.

Jimmy Flintwhistle
2 months ago

I don’t know if I’ve ever had a night dream about Marisa…but many a day dreams…she’s dreamy…she reminds me of a shorter,skinnier, sexier, albeit older and more ladylike version of Vinnie Pasquatino….cept Marisa been in my Big Leagues since I first started swingin my wood :)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

June 3rd…National Donut Day AND Repeat Day…coincidence? I think not, so have 1 & then repeat! And as one of the greatest philosophers of our time said:

“Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”
– Homer J. Simpson

Onto my question. Who gets cut for Kikuchi’s start today?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Arraez
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Cronenworth
OF: Yordan, Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Straw, Christian Walker
BN: Gorman, Connor Joe, Pham

SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, Ober, Gore, Lorenzen
RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran

IL:, W. Franco, DeGrom, J. Ryan

Thank you in advance!

david
david
2 months ago

Start or Sit.
Dunning $0.0 v Sea (Gilbert)
Thanks in advance.

Mczero
Mczero
2 months ago

Would you trade Teoscar to get Tyler O’Neil and Strider?

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!

a. Josh Bell 2022=The (French) Liberty Bell. See here for further details on this awesome and inspirational story about the Liberty Bell (https://tomlovesthelibertybell.com/annecy-liberty-bell-replica/). It literally blew me away.

b. Have a great weekend.

c. George Carlin quote of the day for June 3, 2022

You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.’

Cheers,
Ante

Simsbad
Simsbad
2 months ago

Still stand by your ‘sell’ in last week’s Friday BUY?