Close your extraneous browser windows right now–Not this one! This is not extraneous. How dare you, sir. Okay, now that the other browser windows are closed, open your fantasy team window. The team that’s hurting for offense and wouldn’t mind a top 10 outfielder. Yes, that team. Great, now go to waivers–Are you signed in? God damn it! Sign yourself in! Your password is Belle&Sebastian#1Fan. Okay, now that you’re signed in, go to waivers and grab Jarred Kelenic, he’s being promoted this Thursday. So, what to expect? Everything? Does that work for you? He’s already a 1st ballot “I can’t believe the Mets traded him away” Guy and he hasn’t played one MLB game. He could be 25/10/.290 this year. That obviously might be pie-in-the-sky-hopes, but that’s what we’re looking at in the range of possibilities. That’s otherwise known as “What you would’ve gave Haniger’s left nut to get from George Springer.” Realistically, we might see 17/7/.270. I’ll guess we’ll see, since Kelenic is coming in two days, but who’s counting? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Framber Valdez – Could throw a bullpen session this week. Framber is healing like the Predator, if you were to put on the Predator for six weeks and just let it play on a loop while Framber healed normally.

Luis Garcia – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Is a skilled reliable pitcher. Boring. Maybe. Reliable isn’t usually sexy. You don’t have people clamoring for reliable. Reliable starters are a lot like nice guys. They finish last (in being added from waivers). Sexy Nate Pearson? Oh yeah. I’m sitting on MacKenize Gore in three leagues. Logan Gilbert gives me goose pimples on my arm and I’ve never seen him face one major league hitter. Luis Garcia? You mean Boring Luis Garcia? Yeah, he’s boring and reliable. That might not be such a bad thing. It’s not even his stats that are necessarily that boring. He has a 10 K/9, and under 3 BB/9 with a 94 MPH fastball and dynamite change, as he commands four pitches. What might be the most reliable thing about him is he’s reliably on waivers in every league, and his appearance. He’s big-boned. Big-boned is reliable. Big-boned is husky, and that’s reliable. That’s the uncle who picks you up from your game when your dad is at the bar telling war stories. “Did I ever tell you the time I threw for 375 yards against Tuskanoozer State?” That’s Dad. Uncle Luis Garcia is taking you for Dairy Queen. Thank you, Luis Garcia. Oh, and I streamed him, ignoring the Streamonator. Eat it, SON! I got Uncle Luis Garcia. (And they said I couldn’t write 500 words about Luis Garcia. Ha!)

Jared Walsh – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (2), hitting .347. Bound to have some regrets, but one of my biggest is not digging my heels in on Walsh in the preseason, and letting the fear that Maddon wouldn’t play him knock down my enthusiasm. Walsh is missing again, this time from all my teams.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, and his 7th homer, hitting .216. That’s seven, J-Up. Haha, the uncool-a-pick-in-every-draft.

Tyler Mahle – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Hey, that T. Mahle’s pretty hot, but that wildness could lead to a lot of runs.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .278. The only days I can get him in my lineup are short schedule days, so let me say this with all honesty, I could kiss Tyler Naquin. Come here, and let me smooch you, you grown man who will prolly run away from me and call the cops! Give it to me with those homers on short schedule days! By the way, Eugenio Suarez, who plays every day in a run-producing spot in a run-generating lineup, has how many RBIs? 13. How many does Naquin have? 24. Yeah, man, come here and I will plant a smackeroo.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .134. We’re being told…*holds finger to ear to listen*…Yes, Eugenio Suarez does still play baseball. It’s true.

Todd Frazier – DFA’d by the Pirates. Colin Moran going down seemed to open space in the lineup, but the Pirates are playing to win now, and acquired Ben Gamel, a guy that’s only been DFA’d three times vs. the four times like most of their roster. Since the era of Black Beard, Pirates have been chasing booty, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have almost achieved total booty-ness.

Jacob Stallings – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. That puts him on pace for seven homers this year, and, honestly, that sounds about right. Next to yawnstipating in the dictionary is Stallings.

Mitch Keller – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.81. Is it me or does Mitch Keller give up seven earned in every other start? He desperately needs a trade to the Rays.

Jacob deGrom – Hit the IL with side tightness. In or Out, which side? Listen, I’m basically a doctor and I like to know the deets. This is going to be a recurring issue with starters all year — phantom IL stints. After every starter went roughly 75 IP last year, they’re going to have to throttle their innings. Mets are just a very smart, proactive organization. Okay, last part was sarcastic, but deGrom, and every starter is going to miss starts this year. Is deGrom that hurt? No, he’s just sore. Maybe buy low, if you’re into that sorta thing.

Luke Weaver – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.00. Would’ve been too easy for him to pitch exactly the same way against exactly the same team five days ago, right? Streamonator hates his next start, but I’m committed in weekly leagues. Take it easy on me, Weaver.

Stefan Crichton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.97, and his 4th save, as Joakim Soria (1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 9.82) pitched the 8th. That pretty much settles any mystery there with Crichton. He’s got closer DNA in his amber.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .266. I wanted to punish myself so I looked at the Player Rater, sorted by 1st baseman, just to see Jose Abreu below Aguilar.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .229. Yes, he’s above Abreu too. Laughs maniacally for ten minutes, then:  Poison me with ricin.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Insanely short schedule day so live with my pain for a second. In a 12-team NL-Only team, I have a 12 in ERA, and Ks, 11 in Saves, and 10 in WHIP. Knowing what you know about how I draft, my hitting must be insane, right? Sure, I have Juan Soto, Cody Bellinger, Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia, and Anthony Rizzo. In other words, I’m in 10th place overall in a league where I have a 2.98 ERA, because my hitting is nonexistent. After drafting all hitting!

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.28. Kyle Gibson: Your 2021 AL Cy Young, because y’all were too proud to pick him up and ruin him.

C.J. Cron – Hit the IL with a lower back strain. You know what this means? More playing time for Connor Joe. Now where’d he come from, where did he go? Where’d he come from, Connor Joe? He looks like he could hit 17/.270 with good contact and a great OBP, which means Bud Black will never play him, and turn back to Fatt Adams.

Cody Bellinger – Resumed running on a field. Hope it wasn’t Sally.

Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .232. Now starring David Tennant as Mountcastle. “Ya bloody believe the neigh’or is up to sometin’.” “Is that British or Jamaican, Mountcastle?” “Shh, I’m undercover.”

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. I was about to say just give him the Comeback Player of the Year award now, then I decided to do a google for who was the sponsor of the award to see if there was anything funny I could say, and the award was sponsored by Viagra. The COMEBACK Player is sponsored by Viagra! So, the Relief award was sponsored by Rolaids, because that provides relief, and the Comeback award was sponsored by Vigara because that produces Comebacks?

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Jesus, looks like Covid is going through the Padres like, well, Covid. Hosmer now…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Not that he’s positive but will be away from the team for a week by the sounds of it.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Hey Grey, have we reached a point where you’d trade Castillo for Alex Reyes? Have Clase in this league and could use a second closer and it seems like Reyes is locked into the job for the year.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  letsgobravos
1 year ago

I have them both. Those two cats have been gold for me. Scary every time they pitch. But gold nonetheless.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

C’mon Belly! Improving. If it makes ya feel any better, I have Mondesi too (And Kirilloff.)

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
1 year ago

Grey! 12 to AL only

Who’s the drop for Voit.

Adames or Amed Rosario?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Dozier is SO BAD.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Term for a BS when your pitcher was in line for the W?

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

SOLER!!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

I offered Means and B. Lowe for JD and got a return offer of Means and Story for J. Upton. I didn’t think it was THAT bad…

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Was it terrible? Who could I offer for Laureano?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Got Bassitt. Manaea. Gausman.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Gausman

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Need some power and thanks to you my SP has been dominant. What kind of bat should I target for Stroman, Means, S. Gray, Lynn?

Tucker?
Franmil?
JD too much?

Thanks in advance for your help on an obscure question!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

shoot for the moon and work backwards

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

YASMANI!!!

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Belt might be on the mend. Need one replacement (points league)

Bader
Dom Smith
Mountcastle
Polanco
Naquin
Urshela
Grossman

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

Or Wong

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

Now McNeil went down so pick two

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

So Cease was supposed to be good?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Just one bad inning so far! You’re tougher than the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  Long Bawls
1 year ago

Haha!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Long Bawls
1 year ago

Heh, that’s a good one. Well played.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Ha! Well played on “well played”!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Long Bawls
1 year ago

Famous last words… “So far”

I was watching bits of that inning, but just checked Twitter and apparently Moncada misplayed a ball? So that probably didn’t help. Now Cruz nailed a comebacker right at his ass

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Would you drop Austin Nola or Dom Nunez for Baby Contreras or Ramos eho may come back Monday. Thanks and great write up!

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

What do you call it when you drop a guy and he goes yard at his next at bat?

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
1 year ago

Yard Feelings?

TJ
TJ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Parfait! Whatever it is, it’s the WORST!! Haha!

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

“I’m ok with that.”

~Acuña / Ray owner, with slightly mixed feelings.

He tattooed that ball.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 year ago

Mountcastle is the direct-to-DVD architecture-themed sequel to Equus. The sole copy of that DVD was buried under a pile of crab shells in Baltimore and, voila, 9 months later: an outfielder was born. Happened just like that; if I’m Ryan, I’m dyin’.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ha! Pretty good summary of the play/film, 95% of British royal history, and what Aubrey Huff’s up to when he’s not on Twitter.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick 1?
Javier vs Tex
Morton vs Tor
Paddack vs Stl
All at home

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, looking to add an extra sp. who do you like of these guys? tyler anderson, luis garcia, houser and dunning? and would you drop either staumont or naquin as a bench bat for them?

thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Logan Webb again proving, start SF pitchers at home!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? I picked up Brujan on Sunday as I thought he might be getting called up today after being held out of Durham’s game:( Thus, I have him sitting at 2B currently in my 12-team keeper league. I have an empty roster spot and J.Lowrie, J.Wendle, and D. Moore are sitting on waivers. Which option is better?

(A) Drop Brujan for either Lowrie, Wendle, or Moore AND use the empty roster spot to pick up L.Garcia or T.Anderson?
(B) Hold Brujan (hope he’ll be called up soon??) move Cronenworth to 2B and pick up H.Bader to play UTIL?

xo

Poop

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

By-the-by…”She-Bop” has been in my head for the last 36 hours.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I can hold onto Brujan…that’s where I was leaning. Thanks Grey!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Sogard is hitting home runs off Bieber? Hard to know what to believe (beliebe?) in anymore.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, I don’t own him, so you know what that means hehe.

I just received a terrible trade offer that I’m too embarrassed to type out here, but the upshot of it would be giving up Riley and Eovaldi for K Hendriks. That’s not worth it, is it? At worst, Eovaldi will be as good as Hendriks, right?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And I haven’t even included the “players” that would be coming my way!

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Harper just stood at home admiring the ball he decimated for a good 15 seconds.

If there’s a prop about a player getting drilled, go bet it.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Duran opener with Worcester -2 homers

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t know much about Duran, but does he also have that 5×5 goodness too?

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Laz Diaz screaming at the dugout, who’s yelling back at Laz for a solid 20 seconds.

Ah, baseball.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Ohtani starting today, no DH, batting 2nd. When has a pitcher been batting second in a starting lineup? Awesome!!!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I really thought IKF would just be a highly valuable catcher, but he’s headed towards .300 / 10 HRs / 25 SBs type year which is solid at any position

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I guess I am slow to adapt or risk averse. Gibson is still floating out there in a league of mine. I have said as soon as I add him he will turn back into the same guy we used to know. I assume you would add him or have added him if you were looking for a pitcher, right? Yes, I am slow. He does have hou coming up twice in his next 2. Thanks

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
1 year ago

Grey you starting Lopez in Arizona? Doesn’t look like the computer likes it

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Do you like Hosmer or Walsh going forward?

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Would you stream Kim tonight at Milwaukee?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I’m having trouble getting my pitches in order. Can you help me rank these guys:

Eduardo Rodriguez, Alex Wood, Dylan Cease, Zach Plesac

Thank you, I appreciate the help as always

Geoffrey Gambles
Geoffrey Gambles
1 year ago

Lourdes Gurriel Jr or Jean Segura ROS? OBP Yahoo league

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Eat What You Want Day! Maybe I’ll try an Impossible Burger…(probably not).

Anyway, Matt Chapman was dropped and I currently hold the #1 Waiver Priority.

Is he worth burning it on? Current roster below (I’m actually set at 3B):

C: McCann
1B: Alonso
2B: Hampson
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Conforto, Grisham, Lewis
UTL: Bohm, Lowe
BN: Biggio, Adolis, Pham

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

holy crap; Pham actually went 2/4 with a SB today… he might be turning a corner.

probably not though, right?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Grey, did anyone go all in on Adolis as early as you did? I picked him up weeks ago solely because of your badgering

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Good penny stock picking as usual! Very profitable

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Lordes or senzel?

TonyD
TonyD
1 year ago

Hey Grey, OBP league, drop Bell for Belt? Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Gurriel, are you expecting him to turn it around? Would you rather own him or pham?

183414
183414
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Pham sucks. Profar should start over him. Better hitter and better fielder.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  183414
1 year ago

Yeah pham sucks now,, so does gurriel and alot of other guys who I thought were going to be productive

183414
183414
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Pham really sucks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Five years ago to the day, we were hanging out. Jon & Vinny’s. Sigh.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Get a slice for me! Time flies.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh man, now I’m thinking about a sandwich from the wine and cheese joint in Larchmont. And Beer Belly in K-Town. Getting hungry!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, remember you saying. Sweet location *chef’s kiss* Renovations all finished?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

*builds large pile of cash and sets it alight*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I better click on a few more ads haha

183414
183414
1 year ago

Now players go on IL for effects from the vaccine shot. Won’t be surprised if they start putting players on the IL if they begin to cough or sneeze. This fear that goes hand and hand with this universal wokeness is destroying our culture and truly re-writing who we are as a country. Really getting pathetic beyond the pale.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Also guys who go on the IL for vaccine side effects are on the IL for one day – not sure if that’s a wokeness issue or a MLB thing. NBA didn’t have the same problem.

183414
183414
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Oy. Did they rush him to the emergency room ? Wokeness is a pervasive thing. nba’s problems are much deeper than the mlb’s, but with Manfred in charge, it’s not looking too good. Manfred has absolutely no business being commissioner of a newspaper stand, let alone mlb. I though all of the players were forced to get the vaccine ?
Hope we don’t end up in another war. All of our “men” may get sick or even injured.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS

I have Lowe at 2B, seems to be sliding into platoon situation

If I can trade Robbie Ray for

1-McNeil
2-Moustakas

Should I? Which one?

Thanks!

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks….what about Madrigal? Him over McNeil or Moustakas?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

@Grey: I suddenly find myself with the following stable of SPs – Maneaeaeaaa, Cease, Means, Ryu, and Plesac

I could look to drop McNeil or Dylan Moore for a streamer, or one of the above… so I wanted to know who my weakest SP is in your opinion.

I’m also rolling out both Cease (home v. MIN) and Means (@ NYM) today! Hope it’s right about Means (+23) and wrong about Cease (-6.6)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wondering how far Plesac has fallen in your eyes – I can’t figure him out since everything except K’s has been pretty good. How would you rank Plesac, Anthony D., Kikuchi, Houser, and Boyd.

Think Plesac is gonna get mauled by the regression fairies? Those damn fairies never got after Alex Reyes…

183414
183414
1 year ago

Do I take a chance that Tatis returns for tomorrow’s d.h. or just play Betts or Arozarena for mon.-thur. this week ?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

For mon.-thur. I presume ?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

For me, unfortunately, I can’t put him back in tomorrow once tonight’s games begin.
My choice was Betts or Arozarena, and I’d rather have 2 of Betts, because he’s the Mookie.

183414
183414
1 year ago

Thanks Grey Man !

183414
183414
1 year ago

Have an awfully hard decision to make.
My only choice left ( since I sat Bundy v. Dodgers) and I added Gonsolin ( on bench) for my 9th pitcher is Bassitt (@ Bos., @ Minn.) or Diego Castillo ( likely to return sometimes during the weekend).
Bassitt has been pretty solid, and this team is 5 OA as of this morning in the Online Championship.
I’m hoping for some k’s and maybe a win out of these 2 starts.
Castillo is essentially a safe play with maybe 1 save upside.

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

Swanson or Riley ROS? Close? Thanks

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

Sit one-
Boyd vs KC
Cease vs MIN

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.I keep hoping he’ll somehow get the K’s back while not losing the control and giving up moonshots.

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

Grey, 10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP k/9 QS. We keep 7 total players.

A team in the league already selling due to IL. Wants draft picks.

Owns Machado, Story, Franco, Yelich IL, Mondesi IL, Marte K IL, Robert IL.. pitcher Ian Anderson, Sandy Alcantara, Gore and Lurzardo.

Posting my team below. Do you think I should try to trade for any of the guys above to help my team below for ROS if so who? I am pretty deep in pitching and outfield.

Thoughts?

Grandal
Moose
Albies
Suarez
Tatis
Arozarena
RosarioE
Tapia
Gurriel

Bieber
Eovalidi
Flahgerty
Giolito
Peralta
Urias
Diaz

Bench
Bellinger IL
Lindor
Adell
Buxton IL
Laurenao
Lewis K

Cease
Darvish
Lynne

IL Anderson N
IL Jimenez

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

How close do you think Wheeler and Lynn will be at year end in QS, ERA and WHIP?

MisforMookie
MisforMookie
1 year ago

12 team Yahoo 6×6 OPS. Could use mostly AVG/OPS, some RBI.

1) 2B still a sore point. Who do you like best of these? Wong is on my team but seems to have cooled off. I’m going to assume this is sort of a ride the hot hand situation, not sure any of them are partiiicccularly ROS.

Wong, Cronenworth, Asdrubal Cabrera, Galvis, Polanco, Urias

2) Bohm is doing a lot of sitting on my bench, though his position eligibility is at least useful compared to another OF (with Verdugo, Laureano, Tapia, Grisham, and Adolis it’s a bit crowded in a 3 OF/2 UT (one spot taken by Cruz) lineup). However, hold onto him for counting stats even though I drafted him for average, or drop for one of:

Peralta, Bader, Renfroe, anyone above

Thanks as always

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Currently have vlad Alonso machado and Baez at 1b 3b ci and util so bohm is on my bench. Would you trade him for sterling marte?

Chucky
Chucky
1 year ago

Twelve team points H 2H categories redraft. Drop Dominic for Larnach?

Ken
Ken
1 year ago

Grey,

Thanks as always. Been a razzballer for awhile now and good to be back fantasy baseballing and all!

Anway, any advice for a budget league? We have 100 to spend on waivers and most guys have used most of theirs. Someone dropped yermin (i know) and was debating dropping $10 for him. Too much too little? What is reasonable?

Also how do you rank Mahle ros?
Seems impressive but goes about 5 innings tough home ballpark and tough matchups coming up. I like the talent but not sold on him for whip wins Era

Ken
Ken
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes I remember this one and so far pretty spot on. Struggles come 3rd time in order and pitch count due to walks add up. Was hoping he’d complete 6 but was ok with whip at that point.

$11 seems fair
Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rank (when they’re all active): Jazz; Hoerner; Moustakis.

183414
183414
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Jazz, Moustakas

183414
183414
1 year ago

If Burnes is starting and at home would you start him over Giolito ? Facing the Royals after making it through 5 innings last week in K. C. Been pretty shaky, and I’m wary of back to backs against the same team. Not that pitching in White Sox park is an advantage to the pitcher.
Thinking Burnes with all of that rest could really ring up K’s. Faces Flaherty if he throws Thursday, but my thought is that he’ll be fresh and ready to go.
Obviously if it was the beginning of the year I’d throw Giolito, but have to take into account what they’ve done this year.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

mex1
mex1
1 year ago

Grey,
12 team H2H keeper league.
which side do you prefer – Lindor Boyd or Glasnow Tucker?

183414
183414
Reply to  mex1
1 year ago

Agree !

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Sonny grey and urshela for DJ? Who wins

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

McCann or Molina ros?

You rather stash Sixto or Gore? Thanks man!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Grey
Would you drop Haniger, Fried or Alex Wood to activate Kelenic?
Thanks

183414
183414
1 year ago

Any news I’m missing on Burnes. Would love to start him over Giolito if I knew he was starting against the Cards.
Supposedly had a bullpen session yesterday. Haven’t heard a peep .

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Manfred has no clue what he is doing, does he

183414
183414
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Read what David Wells had to say about that woke moron. Worst commissioner in the history of sports. That’s 2,000 years.

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  183414
1 year ago

Any truth to the rumor, Manfred Mann is gonna sell the rights to home plate to the highest bidding advertiser? Gussie Busch interested? This guy has taken a page out of the book from Peter Uberoth. If you are still one of the chosen few that still thinks this is a sport as opposed to a business, have I got a deal for you!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

So I picked up Josh Rojas with FAAB Sunday night. Figuring he’s a lock to start hitting 392 the last 3 weeks with decent power especially against a righty. Of course, he sits. What the?? MLB managers. I would think the analytics would have said start him.

183414
183414
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

90% of mgrs. are pathetic. Way too many breathers. Inconsistent playing time. Platoons are the thing. Game has clearly regressed. Man on 2nd to start the extra innings, and sometimes that’s the 8th inning.
A disgrace to Abner Doubleday and Lou Gehrig.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Bader, Tyler O’Neill or Calhoun? Roto 6 X 6 OPS

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
1 year ago

Grey! Would you trade Ohtani (SP) for Semien??

183414
183414
Reply to  Johnny Be Good
1 year ago

Trade Ohtani the pitcher for Ohtani the hitter.

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes to trade Ohtani the Pitcher for Semien ? …thx bud

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Danke!

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
1 year ago

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

MY TEAM
C- Grandal. 1B- Voit. 2B- Solak. 3B- Moustakas. SS- Hampson. IN- McNeil.
OF- Soto. OF- YAlvarez. OF- Grisham OF- Blackmon. UT- WCalhoun.
BN- Peralta, SBrown, Abrams. DL- Cron.

SP- Buehler, Paddack, Marquez, Manaea, Peralta, deSclafani, German.
RP- Jansen, Neris, Valdez, Trivino, Graveman, Fairbanks.
DL- NAnderson. DL- Gonsolin.

good in offense, getting Voit back. too many OF and want to trade one for an impact SP.

have an offer to give up Yordan Alvarez for Jack Flaherty. should I accept that or go after another SP like Burnes or Woodruff.

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Yelich or Alonso Ros? Thanks grey

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Who do you like better this week?
DeSclafani @ Pirates
Luis Garcia vs Rangers

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

If Gilbert and Gore came up simultaneously, who would you prefer?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Raisel (admittedly a WHIP liability) was dropped in my league. Is his role as a closer solid?

I’m still unclear about SF relievers. Would you drop Trevor Rogers (SF) for Iglesius?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

This is Raisel’s first year with the Angels. I think he’s settling in. He’s converted his last 4 straight.

183414
183414
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Trevor Rogers starts for Miami.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  183414
1 year ago

Too many “T Rogers” to keep straight. I was referencing the SF guy who was rumored to replace McGee last week.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Good morning. Today will be an amazing high or very low day in my points league. I could have five pitchers on the mound. Really looking for your insight since you seem to be pitcher whisperer. Here are the dollar figures:

1. Yu Durvish (14.7)
2 Robbie Ray (11.1)
3. Matthew Boyd (6.8). He is at home against Royal’s Singer.
4. Jordan Montgomary (9.0), He is on the road at Tampa’s against Patino.
5. Adbert Alzolay (-16). He is on the road at Cleveland against Bieber.

1/2 Durvish and Ray: pitching both
3. Boyd: leaning toward pitching him
4. Montgomary: still on the fence
5. Alzolay: put him on the bench.

Please looking forward to your comments. Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes, my question is who to sit?

I think that you think I should sit Boyd, JoMo and Alzolay? Am I correct? If you have any specifics, I would very much appreciate your thoughts as I try learn How best to make decisions.

Thanks!!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you! Have a great day!

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Who’s the first to drop of these?

Bader, Naquin([email protected], [email protected] rest of this week), Willie Calhoun

183414
183414
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Not Willie.

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

Net saves + .5 Holds.
I’ve got Montero, t.may, a.reyes, feyereisen, d.williams
Bieber, Bundy, bassitt, pivetta, pabLo, Ryu, Gausman, peralta, Ynoa, McClanahan.
Framber, britton, Elieser on IL. Gore in minors.

Available: Gilbert, brujan, duran
I want me some! Worth losing a couple to grab any of these?

Also bader on ww. Drop Dmoore, dozier or tauchman for him?

Denver90
Denver90
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.
Any order for the 3 prospects?
Love your stuff BTW. Funny shizz.

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.