(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH OR $13/MONTH WITH AN EXTRA WEEKLY PODCAST.)

J.D. Martinez was first to the Just Dong nickname, even though recently Jeff Bezos tried to co-op it himself:

Well, put aside your Dongs, Just and Jeff! There’s a new Just Dong in the picture. It’s J.D. Davis aka Jonathan Davis Davis aka Jefferson Davis Davis aka Just Dong Davis. Was surprised to see him only rostered in 35% of ESPN leagues, so ding-ding Just Dong, you’re eligible for the Buy column! Back in 2019, Jonathan Davis Davis had his star mitzvah, which had us all scratching our heads, “Did the Astros really lose a trade to the…Mets?” Appizzarently, they did. The only thing stopping J.D. Davis from taking that next step was. Dot dot dot. His health. But he’s good now, and he has himself a rocket ship to the rotating planet of Third Outfielder With Rising Fantasy Value. It’s an outlying planet, but it’s worth making space on your team. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mitch Garver – From a Just Dong to a guy with just a dong. Is it weird at all that the two most recent guys who needed a vacuum to suck their testicles out of their body are Mitches? So close to becoming *itches.

Tres Barrera – “…and that was the moment when Grey realized he was recommending a player in Tres Barrera who no one in their right mind would add to their fantasy team.” *closes storybook*

Patrick Wisdom – Mentioned this earlier this week, but, on our 30-day Player Rater, Wisdom’s been better than Kris Bryant. Ya know, the Kris Bryant that is going to supposedly save every real-life playoff contender.

Gavin Sheets – “I could give two Sheets!” That’s a wedding planner for the Sheets family as they try to balance the tables with just the right number of Sheets. I don’t know where these White Sox are getting all these random guys to produce, but I’m almost positive La Russa is picking them up at the bar late-night.

Ty France – Kinda understand why people are not trampling over each other like it’s the latest Playstation on Black Friday to get Ty France, because of his wussy last name! Kidding, it’s because he doesn’t have big-time power or any speed. It’s the wussy thing, ain’t it?

Kolten Wong – Let’s recap this post: Just Dong, just a dong, and Wong. I’m like Haley Joel Osment but I see Dongs.

Wilmer Difo – As Roger Ebert once said, Difo’s really great in a Platoon.

Thairo Estrada – Prospect Itch just wrote 700 words about his Thairo Estrada fantasy and I couldn’t do it justice by just grabbing a quote, it’s all so good — a heart emoji while Seal’s Kiss From A Rose plays.

Miguel Rojas – Mike Red sounds like a character from Wily Wonka. Was hoping Bryson Brigman would be called up to replace Jazz, but the Marlins seem to be favoring the cool stylings of Rojas.

Sam Hilliard – Is it surprising to anyone that Sam Hilliard finally started getting playing time at the same time that Bud Black was placed under Covid protocols from the Superspreader All-Star Game? No, friend, it is not. Hilliard would be the number one Buy if he weren’t prone to striking out 40% of the time.

Jarren Duran – Here’s my Jarren Duran fantasy. It was written while memorizing word-for-word Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Jarred Kelenic – It’s the Jarre Bros. “Hey, ma, these pickle containers won’t open!” “They’re Jarre’s!” *80’s sitcom theme song plays, a giant pickle jar opens and a logo “The Jarre Bros.” spins out* Here’s my Jarred Kelenic fantasy. It’s from before his first call-up, but it’s the same diff.

Brandon Marsh – Here’s my Brandon Marsh fantasy. It was written with my toes.

Aristides Aquino – *left side of the mouth* Hola… *right side of the mouth* …Aquino… *full mouth* Holaquino. He is the GGOATOAT and with The Greek God of Hard Contact sidelined, Aquino could get ABs.

Jorge Soler – Find a guy who will hit more homers in the 2nd half than he did in the 1st half, who also wasn’t hurt. Not an easy task, could be Soler.

Akil Baddoo – Here’s some actionable fantasy advice:  The upside guy (Marsh, Kelenic) is sexy, hump-hump but the guy who actually provides fantasy value (Baddoo) is likely much more valuable. Didn’t include Duran in the upside parenthesis, because he could steal 20 bags in two months and that’s crazy valuable.

Bradley Zimmer – The good news is if you lost Voit and grabbed Zimmer, you can change your team name to Luke-a-Bra-Zi. The bad news is you have Bradley Zimmer on your team. I kid. He’s in this column, because he was doing well on our 7-Day Player Rater.

Josiah Gray – Here’s my Josiah Gray fantasy. It was written while trying to find Waldo.

Touki Toussaint – Here’s my Touki Toussaint fantasy. It parked its classic car outside of a flea market every Sunday.

Steven Matz – This is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to Randy Newman’s Fan Club headquarters.

Alex Wood – This is also a Streamonator call. “I need a friend, and he said I’ve got a friend in him.”

Blake Treinen – Went over this morning what a literal shizz show Kenley Jansen has been recently. Don’t make me go back there. It’s too painful.

Ranger Suarez – Have the Phillies traded for Kimbrel yet? How about now? Now? How about Dick-Rod? Do they have Dick-Rod yet?

Tyler Wells – The big, big, big, big, big *checks notes* big righty is in line for O’s saves. Should he be? El oh–*coughs* I don’t know, doesn’t matter.

Andrew Chafin – Have the Phillies or anyone traded for Kimbrel yet? Okay, you get the picture/pitcher.

David Bednar – See the previous blurbs about Kimbrel and replace with Dick-Rod, Blurbhead!

Joakim Soria – Here’s one team that’s definitely not trading for anyone!

Trevor May – Have the Mets traded–Okay, I don’t know where Kimbrel or Dick-Rod are going, or if they’re going anywhere. Edwin Diaz looks cooked like a Chopped contestant’s risotto they try to make in 20 minutes. It never works! Why do they keep trying? Have they never seen this show before? You need more time for a proper risotto!

SELL

DJ LeMahieu – On the Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Jed Lowrie. I will now cackle for 45 minutes, until I’m asked to leave this Chipotle. “Keep your delicious cilantro-lime rice, you cowards!” That’s me being dragged from Chipotle. On the Player Rater, DJ LeMahieu is in the top 25 overall, just barely. Shoot, realizing I should’ve added in the top 25 overall for 2nd basemen. Important bit at the end there. On Statcast, LeMahieu has the 14th worst barrels per plate appearance, about the same as Josh Harrison. LeMahieu’s done, bros and five lady-bros. Can you get anything in a trade on his name value alone? Then I would. Don’t trade him for a DVD copy of Green Book dubbed into Farsi but I would go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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JC
JC
1 year ago

Sorry if a dupe question. Looks like it did not go through:

1. Please rank top two matchups for the week.
2. Of these starters, would you keep any on a 12 teamer or are they streamers?
(My staff is Burnes, Gausman, Eovaldi, Disco, Flexen)

Irvin at Angels
Pineda home vs Tigers
Shane home vs Yanks
Mahle at Cubs
Cease at Royals
Megill home vs Braves
Gomber at Angels

Simsbad
Simsbad
1 year ago

how high are you on Bader at this moment?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

1, Alzolay of the Cubs at Chi against Gutierrez of Cinn.

2. Chris Flexan of Seattle at Home against Lance McCulers of Houston.

3. Logan Webb of SF at home against the Dodgers (J. Urias).

4. Toronto’s Ray at Boston.

5. Austin Gomber of Colorado at the Angles.

Looking forward to your thoughts.

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Very helpful Grey.

Would you sit Ray?

Thanks!

McZero
McZero
1 year ago

Means or Touki? Luis Urias or Thairo?
Thanks!

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Sup Grey
12 Team Points league
Dropping either of Lourdes or KeBryan for JD Davis or hold?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Cole Irvin or Magill?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
1 year ago

shallow 12 teamer 5×5 h2h. hopefully bellinger doesn’t miss like 5 games before getting DL’d yet again when they finally figure out his tired hamstring is really a torn hamstring or something (nearly just like when he had a shin bruise that turned out to magically be a broken shin bone yet it took 5 days to figure that out). g.torres isn’t owned in this league, seems i should be rectifying that shortly, first i probably gotta drop some pitchers:

C w.smith
1B mcmahon (2B/3B)
2B semien (SS)
SS story
3B fletcher (2B/SS/OF)
OF (3): conforto, jd mart, stanton
util (2): otani, bellinger (1B/OF)
BN: straw (SS/OF)
DL: bregman

SP: cobb, woodruff, wood, eovaldi, gilbert, otani (yahoo, separate entities), s.gray, desclafani
RP: t.rogers (MIN), barnes, kimbrel, karinchak
DL: gallen, means (left here till they did well, hasn’t happened yet)

this team is comfortably in first, and compared to streamer level pitchers i haven’t added a pitcher since cobb or gilbert (probably cobb) while gallen/means and earlier s.gray were hurt (think i had to activate gray from DL’s being maxed at the time)

1. are gallen/means the drops here for pitchers? cobb has some chance of getting DL’d.

2. who’s my drop for gleyber, i’d guess fletcher or straw. doubt mcmahon comes into that as i’d have to rely on bellinger playing daily. victim of too many good SS/2B guys these days, not enough 1B/OF guys relatively.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
1 year ago

good night, it’s endemic to LAD, mookie finally DL’d after missing 6 games (technically 5 as DL’d before today’s game). was thinking the mess was doing this yet again on mcneil till he got a pinch hit today (which of course doesn’t MEAN he’s not getting DL’d later, it’s the mess here, just less likely).

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

5 game week coming up for Franmil/Oneil … franmil dtd with back

A) weekly OBP would u start Badoo Soler Vaughn over either?
my bench bats are currently Eugeniioooooo and Adolis, but both are cold af right meow.. so i could drop either…

B) just saw touki play nice is he worthy when my current staff is Freddy P, Nola, Rodon, Castillo, Alacantara snell mcclanaman and gilbert? could drop a hitter also for this

thank you :)

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks! Would you cut Adolis for Soler at this point?

Simsbad
Simsbad
1 year ago

DeJong or Biggio?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

I have been slipping in the standings since acuna was hurt and have a lot of cold bats and pitching .currently in sixth in a 10 team redraft two extra bench spots one extra utility spot. Which of these players should I hold and which one should I drop for hot bats and streaming pitchers

M.chapman, Kelenic, Gallen, (Upton,Urshela both still on my IL). S, Gray

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Sonny Gray bombed again. Since his IL break, he’s been horrible. I’ll prolly drop him for Megill – agree?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks -especially since you previously gave me Ranger’s save.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

First the good news: I pitched Merrill Kelly and got 20 points.

I benched Jameson Taillon and Patrick Sandoval and lost over 70 points. Is there a new metric to include in my analysis to prevent such situations?

Over the next few days, I have Adbert Alzolay, Robbie Ray, Austin Gomber, Logan Webb, Chris Flexan scheduled to pitch.

Any recommendations?

Thanks for all your hard work!!

Martin

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Keeper league (obp ops) – trade my $14 bellinger for $7 Olson? Thanks!

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Starting Means home vs Washington?

Would you send Justin Turner for Laureano?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Weekly check up. 4th place in 12 teamer, h2h. Team and WW below:

C – Torrens
CI – Freemen, Abreu, Donaldson
MI – Trea, Albies, Polanco
OF – must play 5 – Yordan, Springer, Winker, Lowe, Tapia
Util: Benny
Bench: Upton
IL – Bregman
SP – Burnes, Gausman, Eovaldi, Disco, Irvin, Flexen
RP – saves and holds are separate cats. Ranger, Hembree, Fairbanks, D Castillo

WW: Cease, Mahle, Sandoval, Gonsolin, Price, Shane, Losaiga, P Smith, Margot, Vasho, Garver, McCann, Haase

1. Area of weakness to improve upon?
2. Been using Torrens due to him getting more plate appearances in his DH role. Hold or move on?
3. Lowe only RF (would you add Margot or P Smith over Upton or Benny?)
4. SP has been great for me but seems vulnerable. Thoughts on upgrades?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Pen stitched together off the wire and gives me ulcers. Will look to improve as the trade deadline moves dictate.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1. Please rank top two starts:

Irvin. at Angels
Shane home vs Yanks
Megill
Cease at KC
Mahle at Cubs
Gomber at Angels
Pineda at home vs Tigers

2. Are these all streamers or would any be considered to stick on a 12 teamer squad?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Morning Grey,

I want to pick up Tyrone Taylor. Would you drop Zach McKinstry to get him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey,

Im fed up up with Loaisiga. I need to drop him and pick up someone else. THese are my options:

Josh Taylor
Brian Boxberger
Aaron Loup
Mike Mayers
jarlin Garcia
Jay Jackson

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

drop Loaisiga for Boxberger?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

adam frazier to the Padres for three prospects. Can u explain to me what Preller is thinking? This deal makes zero sense. where is he going to play?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Morning Grey,

Joe Ross getting activated tomorrow to face the Phillies. He worth a speculative add?

Would you drop Megill/ McClanahan/ or Pivetta for him?

thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. Looks like tomorrow start is at Philly (not home).

He still worth the add/start?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it.

If I could trouble you for 1 more piece of advice; I got Adolis & now Franmil sitting today. Would you drop Miguel Rojas (also sitting today) to try and snag a batty call?

Thanks again (again)

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 year ago

Need a replacement for Josh Rojas at 2B? Villar,Cesar,Biggio or Josh Harrison?

Please rank: Stassi,Varsho,Stallings, and Raleigh?

Votto or Eugenio ROS?

Thank you! Have a great Sunday!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Who stays – Ranger; Romano (possible job loss from trade deadline?); Soria?
Assess for intermediate term – Megill or Sandoval?
Please rank – Conforto, Myers, Lourdes

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 year ago

dear crap, one’s clearly better than the other, but both of these reek of like what should be called a “j.gant QS start”

gibson: 6 innings, 2 ER, 4 K’s. so far whatever right. then we got the 2 whip and 8 BB’s.
framber: 6 innings, no hits nor ER. also 4 K’s. so far quite good right. then the 6 BB’s but still somehow awesome 1 WHIP.

both lucky as all shit.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up! Who is the drop?

Mcclanahan, Fried, Plesac?

Thank you!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

plesac but he’s going to say fried probably. a whole bunch of fried’s earned runs occurred right when he was playing hurt before one of his DL stints. the FIPs on those 2:
fried: 3.93
plesac: 4.81

at the very least fried’s K’s aren’t garbage like plesac’s 48 in 75.33 innings. that’s junk. mclanahan i’d not even have in this drop convo compared to the other 2. when yr K rate is barely better than chi chi rod’s, you got problems.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

I had Gausman and Ryu go today, so I’m a little sad tonight. Not sure how Springer’s drop went as a hit, but I’m also not sure it would have changed any of Ryu’s runs from earned to unearned.

In other news, I traded Tapia for Treinen in my 10-team 6×6 w/OPS & Holds league. I realize that isn’t great in a standard league, but I’m obviously hoping Treinen can be a dependable source of Holds and I was in a spot where Tapia or Blackmon probably needed to go to balance my team out a bit. Today was my first day with him and he scored me a Hold. Blackmon is still rostered and is showing some life (although I didn’t get his production last night). Little victories.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  hal_incandenza
1 year ago

treinen’s certainly reliable source of holds (and might be saves upcoming too). i’m guessing in 10 teamers tapia was a backup for you anyway and i’d guess traded to somebody with a recent OF injury.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

At least I had Sonny going today. Look how they massacred my boy.

Simsbad
Simsbad
1 year ago

Garver or Varsho?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Swap Haaaaaase for Varsho?

JC
JC
1 year ago

Bregman likely out another 2-3 weeks. This comes after he said he was so close to coming back nearly two weeks ago. I have an ILspot but wondering if I should send him to a team that can afford to wait. Please advise on each scenario:
1. Robert
2. Eloy
3. Verdugo
4. Whit
5. Yaz
6. Teoscar
7. Pollock
8. Conforto

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I have I have one player at shortstop Trevor story and have wound up with five outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Kris Bryant, Justin Upton, Dominic Smith and Raimel Tapia).

Would you cut one of the LF’s to get Jose Iglesias or Joey Wendle? I am in a Yahoo points league.

Thanks!

Martin

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following next week. Who do you like?

Sandoval vs oak
Bassitt @ laa
Framber @ sf
Wood vs hou
Houck vs tor, @ tb
Webb Vs lad, vs hou

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Back to that kelenic offer…the owner came back with some other versions. Keep 8 12 teams. Which side do you like?

His Kelenic (keep for $9) for my Adolis (keep for $4)

Kelenic for Sale (keep for $4 – hate keeping pitchers but sort of love the idea of having Sale then all razz sleepers next year, since top 25 arms all go for $30+)

His Lindor (keep for $21) for my Stroman (not keeping him).

Kelenic / Lindor side on all?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Need one

Touki
Houck
Ynoa

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

start or sit taillon vs red sox. leaning towards starting

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks as always

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Safe to drop Bauer at this point if I need another SP?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

An interesting day: I always appreciate your honesty on whether to start or sit.

The first question is Merriott Kelly of Arizona pitching at home against the Cubs his dollar value is -12 however his fantasy pro store number is 4

The second question involves Patrick Sandoval of the angels pitching on the road against Minnesota with the -20 and three stars.

the third SP is Jamison talion of the Yankees on the road at Boston another -$20 and only 2 stars

Looking forward to your recommendations.

Thanks! Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Margot, Upton, or Bader for one bench slot?
Megill, Ynoa, or Cease?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Or Price? Thought he pitched well

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh. I saw he had only given up one run entering the 6th and was one out from a QS but walked Blackmon on a full count. Thanks for the reminder that the Rox are bad. Sometimes we forget these things. My opponent picked up Gray to start vs Dodgers tomorrow. Remember when starting against my beloved D’s was sinful?
Gray been good on the road too.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Surprised Kelenic on here. Dude can’t figure it out.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha he hasn’t seen a fastball since tisha b’av

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ugh bellinger.
I replaced Acuna with Varsho!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

14t keeper h2h obp Ks

Who is the drop between: Upton, Duran, Marsh?

Can only start 2 and would pick up Houck. Or just hold?

Thanks

JB
JB
1 year ago

Grey

Thought on a trade offer received:

I’d send Springer, get back B Marsh and K Bryant

Dynasty Lg with OBP

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Can I get a QS from Price tonight?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I had to Google what it meant to “feel hopeful” Hahaha “Optimistic. To feel that everything will turn out ok.”
Thanks

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cursed it! So close but still a good start I think

Dude
Dude
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

Son of a bench coach….

Hank
Hank
1 year ago

Grey,

My season is pretty much over and I’m looking to my 2022 keepers. I have Soto and Franco as locks but I’m debating on my third. Choices are:

Tucker, Kelenic, Eloy, Duran

Who would you take for the third keeper?

JC
JC
1 year ago

Saves and holds are separate categories. Ratios matter.
My squad: D Castillo, Ranger, Fairbanks and Hembree. Dropping any for Soto, Chafin, or Hudson?

Also, just to get it off my chest, I traded McGee for Mahle and have been trying to stitch together my RP Corp since. I finally cut Mahle after the second home run. Worst trade I recall ever lol

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You made a good point on a recent Podcast. This stuff is supposed to be fun and that too many (of us) get angry. I say this: sites like these are for fun and entertainment. We alone know our league mates, rules, own temperament etc. We alone press the accept, decline buttons on trades. We alone drop and add players. Yet we all want someone to blame. Every commentator, ROS ranking site had Mahle ranked well ahead of McGee. It just did not work out (yet). Maybe fortunes will reverse but Tyler will do so on another team!

Steve T
Steve T
1 year ago

Is Wheeler trustworthy the rest of the way? Should I be worried about his innings the rest of the year? I am debating whether to make an offer for him since I have now lost deGrom, Pablo and Flaherty (but still in the mix for a playoff spot!). I’d have to give up some combo Adell, Brujan, Duran, and Andrew Vaughn in a dynasty league. But I’d be able to keep Wheeler for the next 3 seasons.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Rank the following closers ROS? Hand, Soto, RichRod, Barlow

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Is Gallen for Chris Taylor a fair trade
I would be getting Taylor

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks pal
Enjoy the weekend
Remember follow Dr”s orders

Smitty
1 year ago

Best 3 for speculative saves ROS – Treinen, T. May, Bednar, Clase – thanks!

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey sounds like you had a successful procedure. All the best in the future.

CB
CB
1 year ago

14 team 5×5 roto 5 OF

Drop one – Kepler, Dom Smith, Duran

Thanks!

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
1 year ago

10 team NL only 5×5 ROS…Zimmerman, Aquino, or Nogowski? No specific needs.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Thoughts on dealing Brujan for D Swanson in a dynasty?

183414
183414
Reply to  Jon
1 year ago

No brainer.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Spencer Howard a player in dynasty still, or is he toast? Trying to decide if I should cut him from my minor league roster.

Also, which of these SS to add in 5×5: A Rosario, E Suarez, M Rojas, J Villar, L Garcia, P DeJong, N Ahmed, E Andrus, D Gregorius

Thanks!

Raider baller
Raider baller
1 year ago

Grey,
Need some solid trade advice. My Justin Turner, for his Bryan Reynolds and Touki or Mize. Would you make that deal?

Raider baller
Raider baller
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate the advice. I managed to get B. Rey and Wong, for Justin Turner. How do you think I made out?

Raider baller
Raider baller
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lol Bryan Reynolds. Apparently that’s his nickname, or at least that’s what I saw somewhere..

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Varsho seems to be heating up now that he is finally getting a chance to play. Woukd you cut Vazquez for him?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

I know how you loathe C questions, but varsho is part outfielder.

ThxGrey
ThxGrey
1 year ago

Is Gallen done for this season?

Doesn’t look right and throwing meatballs…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

From this thread, I learned that Eloy’s return is really soon.

I know this sounds obscene but should I cut Bellinger(!) for Eloy? The other possibilities are not stars (India and Austin Riley) but Bellinger is absolutely nothing.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bellinger makes Lindor’s year look good. Bellinger sucks and is always injured.
At least Buxton is great and always injured.
Bellinger single handedly destroyed 1 of my teams this year.
Eloy for Cody is an absolute no brainer. Rather have Eloy on the bench until he returns.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league

J. Soler or J Duran ROS?

Thanks

Muscles Marinara
Muscles Marinara
1 year ago

My staff (stop looking at my staff):
Burnes, Nola, Gray, Sale, Ray, Lynn, Gilbert
Who should I offer for Albies that is fair for him and that I can live with?

thx… have a splendid weekend!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

Hembree or Trienen for saves?

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Are you starting Plesac tonight vs the Rays?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Fingers crossed. this could be ugly

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Miguel Rojas or Urshela (when he returns from IL) in redraft 10 league?

I also have Lindor and Crawford in IL spots. Sigh

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Who to drop to add Rojas? Bonus question, should I also add Pleasc and if so, who else should I drop? Thanks in advance!!

Manaea
DeSlcafani
McCullers
McClanahan
Rogers
Garcia
Gilbert
Castillo

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My only other option is to drop one of Riley, Donaldson, or adolis garcia. I’m in a 10 team league and currently have no shortstop and one hitter on my bench. Drop o e of the above or one of the pitchers already mentioned?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The other thought is that I could just not have a shortstop for now…

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Do you see the Regression Fairies hitting Gausman anytime soon? Two pitch pitcher and his season era is almost half of his career best. And he’s a career 4.00 era.

That said, the Giants coaching staff seems to get the most out of their guys and Gausman has been a stud. I know you were all over him pre-season.

If he does regress, which I think he will, he’s still a Top 20 pitcher, right, this year and next? And 1-10, how injury prone?

Thanks as always for what you do and have a great weekend.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

1. In his last 7 starts, Zac Gallen has only made it 5 innings in 2 of them, and has gotten blown to kingdom come in 3 of them, including today. Is it time to cut bait?

Available free agents of note: Laureano, Kiké, Greg Schmotato Allen, and Treinen

2. Would you dump Urias or Wong (I have both) for one of the FAs I just named?

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And now Max Fried is all, hey, you haven’t asked about me! Has he become a replacement level pitcher?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know. You warned. But I forgot on draft day. *hangs head*

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

Drop Megill for houck?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Carrasco got shelled in his last rehab outing. Mets are considering another rehab start or activating him next week for a dh. This is the first time all year that I am hoping je doesn’t get activated yet. no way I will use him if he does pitch. Are you expecting anything from him this year if he does end up pitching. I don’t want to drop anyone to activate him if he is going to useless. I also hate to dump a player in fa who has a track record.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s the way I am leaning. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

My healthy pitchers do enough damage to my ratios

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
1 year ago

Rich Hill to the Mets —
With their top-notch training staff, what could go wrong?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  The Big Yabu
1 year ago

Dick Mountain gets leveled.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

12-team H2H. I recently picked up Kim since he had good matchups; he’s surpassed my expectations. His next start (@Cle next Wed) is rated -12 by Streamometer.

My question: I need to cut an SP to activte Garver in a day or two. Kim’s next start (Wed @Cle) is rated -12 by Streamometer; and my other cutable SPs (Price and McClanahan) have great upcoming matches (15+ streamometer ratings).

Do you agree that Kim is still a streamer and thus the obvious cut? Alternative is to keep Kim (and Garver on DL kist) until one of my higher rated SPs get DL-ed?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My other starters are McClanahan; Price; Kim; Gausman; Peralta; Berrios; Lynn; Basset; and Gilbert ( I personally consider Gilbert in my top tier).

My closers are not stellar (Hand; Karencheck; and Ranger) but I think I need 3 to keep up with other teams.

I have no extra bats (and, as mentioned, no catcher until Garver can be activated by a cut).

So who’s my cut?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

One thing that is going to limit duran’ss upside besides not hitting is playing time. BOS is sitting him vs lhp. I read that he hit .321 vs lhp in aaa this year with a .954 ops. How about letting him see what he can do before prematurely sitting him?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

No imagination. Same with GGOATOAT, though that could change

183414
183414
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Because Cora only has eyes for Kike.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team h2h keeper 6×6 with QS, OBP and TB

Trying to make a playoff push, just traded my $11 Glasnow, $13 P Lopez and $1 Kiriloff for his $23 Lynn, $5 S Gray, and $1 Mullins.

Thoughts?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Roson for Winkee and Walsh in a keeper

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

*Rodon

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks buddy!

Mitt face
Mitt face
1 year ago

Thanks for the list, and the Randy Newman references. is randy the mark twain of songwriting? pretty sure he is.

anynozzle…

with castellanos out, can you please tell me Eloy will be back by Monday? it doesn’t need to be true -or even likely – but can you just tell me that, please?

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

things were bad, now they’re good again! forever!

thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man