Shohei Ohtani (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 32nd homer, passing Hideki Matsui as the top Japanese-born home run hitter in a season, and it’s not even the All-Star Break! Such a cheat code, and I’m such a giant dummy to not have him on any team. Boy, I Mr. Bungled this one so bad it’s hard for me to see through my tears of anguish. The absolute ball dropping I did by not grabbing him. Or Jared Walsh (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) who hit his 21st and 22nd homer! I wrote a gee-dee sleeper post for him! Yet, all my fantasy teams are like a milk carton with that missing Walsh kid. This is brutally difficult for me. I should’ve known better for Ohtani, and I did know better for Walsh! Someone shoot me into the sky, where I can do something for humanity by flipping off Bezos’s orbiting rocket ship, and away from the misery of watching Ohtani and Walsh carry fantasy teams to the proverbial promised land. I was promised that land! I have my deed right here…*searches pockets for deed, pull back to reveal I’m wearing pants with millions of pockets* This is my nightmare! We’re in it! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE! Before we get into today’s roundup, just wanted to announce I’ve released the top 100 for the 2nd half already on our Patreon. If you so desire, click it to put duckets in Grey’s pockets! They said they’d pay me in Dogecoin, that’s good, right? Anyway II, the roundup:

Chris Sale – Will be stretched out to 5-6 innings before he returns. Guys and five ladies, Red Sox are only interested in Sale coming back for September, then hopefully the playoffs.

Vidal Brujan – 1-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, and optioned down. WUT?! Oh, he’s expected to be recalled before Friday’s game, as it’s just a procedural move like something they’d do on Law & Order. Watched him yesterday and saw what all the Bruj-haha was all about. Oh man, he’s so sexy. That speed! *drools* More please.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer. My bologna has a first name, it’s K-I-E-R, my bologna has a 2nd name, it’s M-A-I-E-R.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Realizing now that he might leadoff vs. righties and eighth vs. lefties. Grey with the Lowe-down.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.87. Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree so ta-ta for now.

Collin McHugh – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.77, as he started the Rays combined not no-no. Confused? Let me clarify. Bunch of pitchers combined for a no-hitter that doesn’t count. Got it? Great!

Eddie Rosario – Hit the IL with an abdominal strain. Call him the Abdominal Woe-is-me-Man.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. How much do I love the $54 Vending Machine Steak? Give him position eligibility, and I might make him a top 25 overall guy. The difference between him and Freddie Freeman is that great? Puh-lease.

Dee Strange Gordon – Signed with the Pirates. Ugh, so glad I streamed against the Pirates for the last few months, before they went out and got this powerhouse.

Jacob Stallings – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. About as well-named as anyone. Maybe if he was called Jacob Yawnings, it might be better, but Stallings is pretty apt.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48. He’s allowed 16 homers. The ol’ 30+ home runs allowed pace isn’t, how do they say, good. Drew Frownly? Yeah.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was called up to replace William Contreras. So, who is Lucroy? A new prospect? Where is Itch? I need to know more about this Lucroy guy! *sounding it out* La…croix…Sounds young and fresh like bubbly seltzer!

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 24th homer. Tildaddy tells you he’s done watching JAG reruns.

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd home run in two games. OH MY GOD SEXY DR. PEPPER IS BACK! Announced early yesterday that he would take part in the Home Run Derby, and I was thinking after the announcement, Juan Soto is going to be the first person ever in the Home Run Derby to GIDP. Now? Don’t participate! You’re out of your funk! Leave the exhibitions to those other players! Please!

Chris Paddack – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.40. Let me set the stage, there’s a dumpster, and it’s filled with gasoline, then the world’s biggest match is struck and dropped into the dumpster. The explosive sound it makes is, “PADDACK.”

J.D. Davis – Likely won’t be activated until after the All-Star Break. Jonathan Davis Davis is pulling a Kotchman.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.08. Pretty solid 1st half (for a pitching God).

Luis Urias – 4-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer. Friday’s Buy column is already available at the Patreon, and you bet your sweet Urias that Urias is there.

Willy Adames – 1-for-8 and his 14th homer. I keep saying how much I like Adames, but when I check people’s rosters, they don’t have him. HYCYBH? Here’s possibly the greatest lyricist ever:

Jace Peterson – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th homer. Not sure what Jace’s playing time is once Rowdy Tellez joins the Brewers — where in The He’Brewer anyway? Oh, there he is! Can’t believe I missed him! — but Peterson has been a hot schmotato this week.

Corbin Burnes – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.36. Still looks mostly unhittable, but definitely is not the same pitcher he was before the wacky tacky crackydown. His cutter looks great, awesome, adjective but not otherworldly as it was. His 4-seamer is, well, hittable now, down a bunch of RPMs.

Jesus Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. In NL-Only leagues, everyone is playable, but if it hasn’t been clear from the comments, I’ve kinda moved on from Jesus. A heathen, I am! Yoda, I talk like! If Sanchez gets hot though, I’d quickly K-turn back into grabbing him.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer. I’m gonna start calling every Marlins player Jesus. *sees a fish decal on a bumper* Jesus Bass! *sees people running down the street screaming* Jesus Panik! *sees the bottom of a whiskey bottle* Jesus Bender!

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-3, and his 8th and 9th homer, and his 2nd and 3rd homer in the last five games. Cooper? Super duper? P to the erhaps. Most likely, hot schmotato.

Clayton Kershaw – Hit the IL with forearm inflammation. Welp, the once-mighty Dodgers’ rotation is now down to three starters, and none are capable of throwing a full season. Hey, unlike everyone else, they can always warmly remember 2020.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .246. Mookie Best! Which is a home run call this year that sounds sarcastic.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. He’s hitting near-.330 in two plus months of the season. Unfortunately, he’s hitting .213 in the other.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer. How many Pollocks does it take to hit a home run? One to hit it, and five million to rotate the stadium to ‘run’ the bases.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.56. Feel like now I’m looking for reasons to not be excited for Ryu, but this was vs. the O’s, and, the Jays had a huge early lead, and, well, he went five innings and away.

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.24, and his 2nd save, as Soria firmly takes over the closer role in Arizona. Since he has two saves, and if you have Soria in a dynasty league, and he holds the job for ten years, then, after a decade, he’ll have roughly twenty saves. An investment, for your future!

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .255. Here’s a question for you:  Eduardo Escobar or Eugenio–Oh, please! Of course Escobar! It’s not a question at all! Don’t be silly! Sorry, it was my hypothetical to begin with, but how could you even entertain it?

Elias Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said, “That’s our boy!” Diaz has five homers in the last five weeks, and hitting for a decent average. Yes, ‘decent’ means I didn’t do the math, but he’s hitting around .350 this month.

Chad Green – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.23, as he recorded the Yankees’ save. Aroldis was used the night before. Dot dot dot. In an 11-run game! Chapman may get saves again at some point, but this is Green’s job for now.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .288. Surprised Judge won’t be taking part in the Home Run Derby. Guess he doesn’t want to get hurt or ruin his mechanics for an exhibition. Call it off, Soto! Please!

Jake Arrieta – Hit the Ineffective List. There’s a cure, but it’s gonna take a time machine.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .233. Honestly, received more pushback on saying McCutchen is not having a great year, then possibly anything else I’ve said all year, and I told people to sell Ohtani one week into the season! *dodges thrown tomato* I deserved that. Any hoo! Mea culpa on McCutchen, he’s been fine. I think I was more just bitter about Juan Soto. Now I’m walking on sunshine, Katrina.

Luis Garcia – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.06. I was thinking, “Luis Garcia must have an ERA in the twos at home,” then I saw his ERA was 3.06 everywhere, so quite the stretch there, you ding dong!

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .286. I’d actually like to see Jose Altuve in the Home Run Derby. Imagine him trying to hit a home run after home run on 75 MPH fastballs? Would be like some kind of Geneva Conventions violation.

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer. “The Mecca’ing of Allahson,” my book title that caused a fatwa on my head.

Sean Manaea – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.19. Sonavabench! But that’s an L train I’ll take every time. The Astros are way too dangerous to be starting non-aces.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer. *Kyle Schwarber in the clouds, smiling down on Joey Gallo, Schwarber starts coughing and we realize the clouds are a barista blowing a vape cloud*

Kyle Gibson – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.29. To the left of the mound, the Rangers’ front office had a desk and chair set up with a secretary taking phone calls during the game, fielding trade offers. At one point, Gibson had to play a grounder around the desk, pretty nifty play.

Niko Goodrum – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL. Goodrum is back just in time for Rupert Holmes-on-the-radio season.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.67. Should’ve just drafted the entire Giants’ rotation. You think I’m joking, but their team ERA is 3.29.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.19. He left the game with a one run lead, and the rain started coming down, as God said, “Please, no more Reds relievers.”

Heath Hembree – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.14, and his 4th save. Not saying ERA is everything, but you’d think David Bell would see the guys he puts up as the closer always have the worst ERAs in the box score, and maybe, I don’t know, switch it up?

Brady Singer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.52. He’s one of the few starters who I think is easily available and should be better, per his peripherals, but I also know no one is actually going to pick him up.

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.11 as he was activated from the IL. After a month, his elbow inflammation is all better and won’t ever cause him problems again, said no one who’s ever watched baseball.

Trevor Larnach – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. Is it me or does it feel like Larnach and Kirilloff homer once a week and feel like they should have more homers, but only have seven? *counting number of weeks they’ve been in the majors* Oh, yeah, seven homers and homering once a week makes sense.

Eloy Jimenez – Could begin a rehab assignment this week. If he’s out there in your league, start stashing, snitches!

Tim Anderson – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .307. The most amazing part of his line is the one RBI. No offense to the guys in front of him:  Billy Hamilton (2-for-4, 1 run) and Seby Zavala (0-for-3). Literally, no offense.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.99. Heading to the break with an under-2 ERA, but you had to draft Lucas Giolito in the 2nd round in March. Well, um, no.

Adam Eaton – Designated for assignment. The White Sox should also offer an apology to his future team, the Nationals.

Leury Garcia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. White Sox preseason lineup vs. its lineup now is like looking at a picture of Seabiscuit next to a picture of Elmer’s glue.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Officer, I want to report a pitch-slapping!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

His second major-league at-bat is a grand slam off Max Scherzer. Good heavens.

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Hey Grey, Trevor Story was my top keeper coming into this year, but he has been only pretty good, and I’m worried he will get traded out of Colorado (if they’re not idiots). I think I can upgrade to Trea Turner in a trade – how much of an upgrade in SS keeper do you foresee going from Story to Turner?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Holy Brad Miller. What year is it again?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

Doug Butabi : So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.

Steve Butabi : Yeah, he was, seriously.

Doug Butabi : And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.

Steve Butabi : And who do you think that guy was?

Doug Butabi : Eugenio Suarez

Steve Butabi : The Cincinnati Reds man, I swear to God, I was there.

Doug Butabi : Of course you were, you were the one who yelled the strikeout lovers name.

Steve Butabi : I was like, “Eugenio”

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Grey, would you add Bobby Bradley over any of these? Hosmer, Kiner-Falefa, Kemp, Santander?
Not a keeper league, just this year only.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Cmon Franmil. Bradley’s got his Homer, where’s yours?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Have to activate Daniel Hudson. Drop Megill, Davies, or Allard.
For context,
Magill next start vs Pirates
Davies vs STL
Allard vs Oakland

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Saves + Holds league, bee tee dubs

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Might be time to swap Murphy out for Haase in the ol’ C spot?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Probably was, days ago tbh

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nice to think of Eloy coming back…

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Gotta love that low BB/9 rate from Eflin and he walks Alzolay

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Trevor Roger’s for Cronenworth in a keeper league.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks bro!

PC
PC
1 year ago

hi Grey ,I’m trying to trade Kyle Tucker in ROTO keeper league(6X6 OPS&QS),plz rank these targets ,thx!

Giolito, F.Perlata, C.Rodon ,Trevor Rogers

PC
PC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah hate to lose Tucker but I have to choose one between him or Harper so…
thx again!

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

you think tarik skubal is worth holding in a 12 team mixed or should i stream the spot? the steaming options are getting worse as the season goes on and if i cut him i feel like someone might add him and hold.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

incoming perfect game from skubal lol.

ur prob right about streaming either way but damn idk if i can cut him yet. like im really about to cut skubal for megill? mehhh

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

skubal is about to be your headliner tomo with this performance

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

Vidal over Muncy?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Gilbert a must add? Over Luis Garcia or Eflin?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Who do you like most from this group of pitchers in a 10 team H2H category league?

P. Sandoval
Zach Thompson
Alzolay
Plesac
Tylor Megill

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Garver or Torrens ROS

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Would you pick up Green over either Romano or A Garrett??
I also have Iglesias & Pressley as closers on that team. Pitching overall is decent being 2nd in Wins & 3rd in K’s but 6th in Saves, ERA & WHIP.
Thanks

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Adames or Leary Garcia until Brujan or C. Seager return?

Thank you

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s some shenanigans. Oh. We don’t have a game today, so let’s option the prospect for one day.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Whatcha think of Marco Gonzales v LAA tomorrow in a 14-teamer? SON currently has him just south of $4…

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Well I saw SON’s rating for Gilbert so I dropped him to activate Plesac from the IL… just another bad move on my part

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s uncanny how I just make the wrong move every time. Just on luck alone i should be able to hit on 1 or 2

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Your opinion change on Gilbert after today – or is it just that the Yankees offense is broken?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Odorizzi or Gilbert in QS leagues?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, need saves. my franmil/ian kennedy for marte (or verdugo)/hader? i love franimal but have nowhere to start him since my dh slot is filled by story (also own bichette).

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Are you starting Plesac tonight?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

I knew starting Manoah tonight wouldn’t hurt me!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Hembree or Amir?

Tyler Rogers or Barlow?

Biggio or Hays?

Keeper league: Kelenic or Duran?

Thanks.

speill
speill
1 year ago

Just got offered Arenado and Wheeler for my Jose Ramirez and Gibson. I’m liking it! 3rd base swap fairly close and Gibson due for some regression. Wheelers been pretty consistent. Your thoughts?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Who’s the better stash kelenic or durran? And who do you think comes up first

Espads
Espads
1 year ago

Even though the projections say Bellinger > Muncy for the rest of the year…I shouldn’t trade Muncy for Bellinger should I?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
1 year ago

16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo , roto, 5×5.

I’m in 5th, 25 points out. unlikely to get top 3, thinking about a trade that could get me a better keeper.

is it worth targeting SS Tim Anderson with a package around something like Nelson Cruz, Adam Duvall, Jack Flaherty, Anthony DeSclafnai. (or more).

MY TEAM.
CA- Grandal. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- McNeil. 3B- Seager. SS- Hampson. IF- Cron.
OF- Soto. OF- Grisham. OF- Duvall. OF- Blackmon. UT- Cruz.
BN- Andrus, EDiaz, Cooper, O’Hearn, Bradley, Arcia.
DL- Moustakas. DL- Senzel. DL- Marte.
SP- Buehler, DeSclafani, Paddack, Manaea, Gonsolin, German.
RP- Janseon, Neris, Trivino.
DL- Flaherty

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Amdrew Vaughn (1B,OF) is my bench bat on a team with minimal defensive flexibility. The FA list is weak — anyone here an improvement?

Garret Cooper (1B,OF). Will he be playing enough once he cools off?
Kirilloff (1B,OF)
Kepler (OF)
Joc Pederson (OF)
Jesus Sanchez (OF)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

One of your recent call-outs, Ben Gamel (OF) is also available.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
1 year ago

Been offered bregman for sherzer in a keeper league. Were out of contention this year, take bregman right?

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Thanks for helping all of us fantasy minions.

Must be tough sometimes seeing many of same questions asked over and over (Sure I must have been guilty of it myself).

Anyways, no real question here. Just a comment and to say thanks!!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

who is your favourite scientist?

Michael B
Michael B
1 year ago

I was offered ohtani for Luis Castillo and mike yastrzemski, if both yastrzemski and Castillo start being as good as there supposed to be it might be not such a good trade, but ohtani contributes so much offensively, and he’s a decent pitcher

Also I was offered McCann for montas, but I already have omar narvaez and montas is having a great game today

1. What do you think about both offers?
2. I should keep brujan right? I feel like he’ll be called up by Friday or at least the weekend and if I dropped him he would probably get snatched up right away (12 team h2h catagories)

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dang it, he changes his mind on the ohtani trade saying yaz isn’t a good enough hitter, I thought his pitching improvement with castillo and solid hitting from yaz would be fair for ohtani given that he needed pitching. Ohtani is a tough guy to trade for…

Anyway he mentioned a counter offer, Luis castillo for bryce harper, what do you think oh wise one?

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

I can’t believe I even have to ask this but pick 2 of these 1B’s in a 14 team OPS league”

Hoskins
Carlos Santana
Bradley
Sheets

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Ben gamel, jace Peterson or grichuk for a batty call until after the all start game?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Pick one for saves

Green ,Hembree, Kennedy, y Garcia , Rogers (min), ranger , bard, soto , Robles , Garrett

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

Bender, Barlow also avl

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

H to the H!

We streaming Brubes today @NYM. Bot doesn’t like (-3.7) but live human and Razzball columnist Real Joey Bart does.

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrve!

SportyTricky
SportyTricky
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You complete me.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Chocolate with Almonds Day…not just chocolate. not just almonds, but chocolate WITH almonds! let that sink in

Anyway, Sonny Gray to the IL again (hopefully just an all-star break procedural move). I plan to drop Matthew Boyd (was holding in my open IL spot) and add 1 of the following:

– Chad Green – defacto closer in NYY?
– Tylor Megill – SON likes his start on Sat
– Eric Haase – simply a Batty call today and would then drop to try and add one of the above is still available.

Which of the above options would you recommend?

thank you

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Looks like Logan Webb is taking the mound tomorrow home against WAS. You getting on board? He was pretty good before he was injured.

as
as
Reply to  ashtray
1 year ago

Would be replacing Sonny Gray who apparently is hurt again.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  as
1 year ago

I am hoping the Gray injury is just some shady roster moves around the ASB, if he returns after the minimum he might not even miss a start.. fingers crossed.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Would you drop Clase for Ranger Suarez in a 10 team 5×5 cat league? Clase is solid, but missing save opportunities.

Thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Paddack or Soria ROS? Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Sorry – I meant to say Paddack or Erod. Thank you!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

With the news of Eloy, how much would you use for waivers on him out of $100 budget. As for the CI position, who do you prefer ROS out of Schoop, Votto, Chapman, Mountcastle or Hayes? Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haase is raking for the Tigers. I know I shouldn’t do it but would you consider dropping Wilson Contreas for him?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 year ago

Hey Grey, super shallow 5×5 roto league, can you rank these guys for me moving forward? No specific category or position needed, just looking for most overall value. Thanks G!
– Josh Rojas, A Rosario, Fraley, A Hays, Gleyber, Gamel

james
james
1 year ago

forever keeper league: arozarena or franmil?? arozarena or brujan??

thanks!!

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Grey…I’m sorry!

I didnt mean to bust your chops about McCutch, was just saying, hes been doing ok for me!

However, I’m NOT going to say McCutch isn’t right now putting on red lipstick and adding your name to his people to kill list…

I’m not saying he does, but i’m not saying he didnt take it personally either (insert Michael Jordan meme)

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
1 year ago

Could you please fart in the direction of Mookie Betts? It seemed to work for Trevor Story. Thank you in advance.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nice! Also thanks for the advice on Brujan months ago. Had him stashed thanks to you! Don’t mess with the Brujan!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Please give your opinion on this trade. Thanks Grey
A: Bellinger and Blackmon
B: Machado and Laureano

183414
183414
Reply to  stevie
1 year ago

A is awful.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? H.Y.C.Y.BH! Hahahahahaha…saw that this dropped over the weekend and watched it 317 times as one of my closest friends always says “if it was up your a$$, you know where it is.”

Jerome Bishop
Jerome Bishop
1 year ago

McMahon or Patrick Corbin 20 teams thanks

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
1 year ago

Do you see Alzolay, Urias or Cease not finishing the season this year?

Asking for a friend :P

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  mcstarrs
1 year ago

Talking about innings limit/restrictions

Jareth Wilson
Jareth Wilson
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! Happy 8th of July!

My ($60) Ryu for his ($20) Franimal in a $1000 Keeper Points League?

My pitching staff is Lynn, Framber, Pablo, Mahle, Gilbert, Streamer and Carrasco and Means on the IL. Franimal can slot into my Util most days right away.

Much appreciated

Jareth Wilson
Jareth Wilson
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

You prefer Swanson or Adames ROS?

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

holds league

Who’d you like out of this bunch:

Petit, Hudson, Sewald, or Whitlock?

JDB
JDB
1 year ago

I can not believe that the Nats are going to allow Soto to participate in the derby – so stupid

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
1 year ago

Was offered Walsh, Randy Arozerena, and Ian Anderson for my Winker. Hate to lose Winker but I gotta accept, right? 6×6 roto with QS and OPS. Thanks Grey.

Peter B Karinen
Peter B Karinen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He also offered Arozorena and Bauer (ugh) for my Brendan Rodgers (it’s a keeper league and I have Rodgers super late). You like that deal better than the other one for ROS?

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He also offered Arozorena and Bauer (ugh) for my Brendan Rodgers (it’s a keeper league and I have Rodgers super late). You like that deal better than the other one for ROS?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Better stash Carrasco or Severino?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Would I be giving up too much if I traded Lourdes and Renfroe for Pete Alonso? (Points league)

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I very much appreciate all you help!!

Two pitching questions:

1. Would you pitch Adrian Houser tonight?

2. Would you take Logan Webb off waivers?

Thank you!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry Grey,

They are still playing Cincinnati at Milwaukee. Home game is Houser. The other pitcher is Tyre Mahle.

Thanks again for all your help!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate your help Grey.

Thanks again for all your assistance!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. Please rank : Ranger; Romano; Hembree
2. Please rank: Nico; Croneworth; Swanson

Thanks.

Drbn8r
Drbn8r
1 year ago

You cannot be related to Benedict Allbright, the quack Snake Oil conman in Red Dead Redemption 2. Conmen do not admit to their bungles. I predict both you and I will draft Ohtani next year and he will be placed on the IL for the third time in 2022 at around this time in July. Rendon, who both of us won’t draft, will be smacking the ball all over the place and won’t spend a day on the IL. They call this Bungle Baseball. Like you this year I did not draft Ohtani or Walsh in any of my leagues. We are geniuses at Bungle Baseball.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Last question. To many teams this year.

Need a bench bat for the weekend

Arraez vs Det. S. Castro @ SF or Elvis @ Tex (Since moving into 2nd spot has been hitting well)

Also would you bench Montas @ Hou today?

Thank you

IStillLoveBader
IStillLoveBader
1 year ago

Hi Grey

Thanks for everything you do – it’s been a blast reading your write-ups every morning, hate for Bader notwithstanding.

What kind of approach are you taking for the second half of the season re pitching? I think we are all expecting some sort of innings limit, especially for young pitchers. Is it a good strategy to load up on the older reliable guys like Scherzer, Cole, Greinke, etc. because they’re more likely to pitch meaningful innings? (Assuming Cole can pitch good meaningful innings haha.)

Ryan741
Ryan741
1 year ago

Grey, trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. Alonso (12th round keep) and Framber (14th) or Soto (11th)? Thanks!

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

biggio or brujan?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cash despite his winning record is an awful mgr. Throws Castillo for 1 out yesterday in the 5th inning. Has continually screwed with Wendle, Lowe, and loves Phillips and Brousseau or whatever his name is. Benches Meadows whenever he likes, and totally mismanaged Adames.
So now he’s going to play Wander and Brujan every day ? Just don’t see it. Then when Margot returns who’ll sit then.
He’s starting to sit Arozarena these days.
Zero faith in Cash other than to play Kiermaier and Wander on most days.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  183414
1 year ago

183414’s daily rant about what an idiot a manger is. Graced us with a double dose today. Buy a team already!

183414
183414
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Always a douche !

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Rank your top 3 to grab for Sv+H out of these?

Bender, Josh Taylor, Seth Lugo, Pomeranz, Sewald, Ranger Suarez, Whitlock, Boxberger

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ranger over Brach or hold Brach?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gracias!!

You see they are turning off the humidor for the HR Derby?? Gonna be awesome

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh nice, thanks!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No Worries!!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Streamer for today

J. Montgomery @ Sea-Road ERA is at 5.53-Son $14

Eflin @ Cubs-Winds blowing in and Cubs could be minus Bryant and Baez. Road ERA @ 5.71.
Son $2

Also would you stream Megill vs Pitt on Saturday.

Thanks and have a great day.

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

McCutchen or Duvall
Yimi or Bender

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cisnero for BELL !!

Daze
Daze
1 year ago

Grey
Patrick Sandoval or Alex Wood
ROS
Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Drop Kiner-Falafel in a 10 team? Catcher options are Gomes, Elias Diaz, Torrens, Rogers, Farmer, and McGuire

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Are you starting either, neither, or both of Eflin (at Chicago) or Alzolay (home vs Philly)?

I’m a little worried about both here. 12 team mixed league.

Thanks!

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Grey
In desperate need of saves
Would you drop Tyler Rogers for any of the following. I know slim pickins
Hembree
Soria
Barlow
Sulser
Feyereisen
Thanks

MJP
MJP
1 year ago

Wander or C. Morton? Straight up.

I have Wander

Jimmy Jimmy Coco
Jimmy Jimmy Coco
1 year ago

Cooper over any ROS?

Conforto
India
A Rosario
Renfroe
Mountcastle
Schoop

Thanks!

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
1 year ago

The guy who offered (and there was zero back and forth before this morning) is way out of contention and will be able to exploit a cheap salary for Kikuchi next season in our auction, but I’m wondering what exactly I did in a past life to deserve waking up to an offer in 12 team AL only of Aaron Judge for my Kikuchi and Brock Holt after watching my favorite sports team lift the Cup last night. I’m in 1st place and stuffed with pitching and my starting Chad Pinder (I barely know her) who is, well Chad Pinder, just got injured last night. Also last night, Judge homered off Kikuchi. Incredible.

Hope you all have a morning like I am having right now.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No idea… he just straight up offered it. One of those that you accept right after making sure no one is injured

RICE
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