“Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong…oh, and Just Dong. Then, when you get tired, and wanna go home, Just Dong some more.” That was the guy who hired Quasimodo to ring the bell at Notre Dame. It was also the Red Sox yesterday. Leading the Red Sox yesterday in the Just Dong parade of Just Dongers was none other than, you guessed it, Just Dong Martinez (4-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs), who hit his 3rd, 4th and 5th homers, as he hits .472. Hey, Preseason Grey who hated J.D. Martinez, you suck. Always seem to get myself in trouble when I try to time the end of guys’ productiveness, rather than just going with guys until they’re no longer liable. Whit Merrifield and Nelson Cruz come to mind, too. So, I trust Just Dong now, right? Well, no, not entirely, but I also can’t point to any reason not to trust him, so process of elimination tells me, he’s a younger version of Nelson Cruz. Call him Nelson Dongz. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs hit his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .250, and finally one of the hitters I took in the first two rounds doing something. I am not Eloy’ing myself early on.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs hit his 1st homer. Sonavabench! In one of those bi-weekly leagues, I put him on my bench Friday, because the Red Sox weren’t playing and why isn’t every team playing on Friday? Are we taking it easy on Dan Pants for his Friday roundups? Load it up on Pants, he can handle it!

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .229. Donkey Teeth’s AL MVP preseason choice looking strong!

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. One more homer and Trey will have hit a trey. If it’s a 3-run homer, then the world will implode, so get your affairs in order.

Christian Yelich – Left the game with a bad back. Ah, the spirit of Ryan Braun is alive and well in Milwaukee.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Still like Houser in deeper leagues, but that wasn’t a great start. How’sever, his next start is a go pitcher on the Streamonator.

Keston Hiura – Homered on Saturday, and might’ve been getting hot, so he was benched on Sunday. Ah, yes, the ol’ “get hot, then bench” maneuver. Often leads to “Hey, I have dandruff?” because of the head-scratching.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Hot schmotato alert, or as Prince Fielder calls him, “The reason why I spent a half mil on a divorce attorney.”

Daniel Ponce de Leon – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.37. His name is ironic, because this start aged me five years.

Chris Owings – Hit the IL with a sprained thumb. No one knows when the injury occurred, and it’s believe that he was telling Bud Black for days, but Black thought he was correcting the pronunciation of his name, “Okay, I won’t say Oh…ings anymore, I will say Ow…ings.” Black should play Hampson or even Hilliard now, but knowing Black this will somehow lead to the Rockies trading for Todd Frazier.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.82. Is it me or does everyone get mad that people shorten his name to the genre of music Disco vs. the Ska? It is just me, isn’t it?

Brandon Belt – 1-for-2, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1). Fun fact! A Bra-Belt is what happens when a girl has on a chastity belt and goes down a water slide.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Could return on Friday, and then get re-injured about ten days from then. I’m sorry, I don’t want to be Mr. Hater, the hater of all things wonderful. I do not have a PhD, a quote-unquote player hating degree. But, yeah, I don’t see how he injures himself twice in ten days on non-contact, then is just fine. I have him on a team too, so I hope I’m wrong, but, yeah.

Chris Paddack – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.63. Way to show that fantastically terrible, horrendously awful hitting team, the Rangers, who is the boss. Beginning to think Paddack is more last year than 2019.

Adrian Morejon – Left yesterday’s start with an elbow/forearm strain. Oh, is that it? *watches as my computer magically moves the cursor to drop Morejon without me touching the mouse* Smart computer.

Trent Grisham – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and he’s only been back three days, and you doubted him, didn’t you? It’s okay to admit it, I doubted him.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09. Faultyquiznossandwitz is a bridge too far for my streaming, no matter how deep the league.

Brent Honeywell –  2 IP, 0 ER as he was recalled from the alternate training site. Wanna hear something funny that’s not funny at all? I simply googled Brent Honeywell fantasy, and clicked on the Razzball article from last year. Regarding what to expect:  I don’t know, and I don’t think anyone does. That article I linked to two (stutterer!) sentences ago is about 2,000 words long, so that’s your info of what could happen. I could see the flyer in most leagues.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314. The Rice Bowl and pi, what a satisfying meal!

Domingo German – Optioned to the minors. Could Deivi Garcia be the replacement? Michael King? The Yankees trade for Mike Minor because that’s the kind of shizz the Yanks do? Grab Deivi now, just in case it’s him. You don’t want to miss him, and he’s only 4’8″ so it’s easy to.

Gio Urshela – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. What a shot! Dot dot dot. That knocked him out for a day, then he returned after one day. Could see this a lot this year, where a guy is knocked out for a day, after getting the 2nd vax shot. I fell asleep with my head on the WebMD homepage, can you tell?

Julio Teheran – Hit the 10-day IL with a shoulder strain. Aw, too bad, so sad. So! I think Michael Fulmer is now in the rotation, and early on he has a ~13 K/9, zero walks and two miles on his fastball from last year, up to 95 MPH, which is where it was earlier in his career. I grabbed Fulmer in one deeper mixed league, and I’m cyclops’ing him in shallower leagues.

Miguel Cabrera – Hit the IL with a biceps strain. It’s only one, that’s confusing. A monocep? Hmm, better. You’re welcome, English language. Renato Nunez was called up to replace Miggy and could have some deep-league value for power.

Tarik Skubal – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.71. Every year I promise myself to ignore all news out of spring training, except injury news, and every year I fall prey to at least one or two. As they say at the Reynolds Wrap factory, foiled again!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Absolutely, 10000% percent positive Wilson Ramos will lead the majors in homers this year. No doubt in my mind. Ow, eye roll headache!

Aaron Civale – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45.
“We’ve decided to go out fancy tonight, so a party of two for your wonderful bistro…The Old Spaghetti Factory.”
“One-a minute, sir, and I’ll be-a right with-a you.” The host, Sal, slowly backpedals into the kitchen, turns and shouts, “Put away the radar guns! Hide the Driveline gear!”
Just then, Keith Morrison, host of Dateline walks out. “This quaint Italian ristorante, known commonly as The Old Spaghetti Factory, is actually a front, and in the kitchen…Well, that’s where it gets interesting, it’s really The Indians Starting Pitcher Factory.”

Logan Allen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70. “I’m-a sorry, here we-a don’t serve meatballs.” Okay, I’d like to try a small experiment. Can the Indians trade for Pivetta? I’d just like to see the Pivetta that we’ve dreamt about for five years.

Emmanuel Clase – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. More like Emmanuel Closer, amiright? Haha, Clase dismissed! *takes five second nap, claps hands* I’m back! ‘Member when I said Merryweather could be a top five closer this year? Well, he could, and Clase could be a top two closer. In every league, grab him.

Dylan Cease – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.86. Not dealin’ Cease. Michael Kopech, on the other hand, better be careful how good he’s doing, or he’s going to be viewed as a middle reliever. Try shaking that perception with a bunch of giant idiots running MLB teams.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .139. Nice to see the homer, was beginning to think Ozzie had bitten off too much of the bat.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .444. Just thought of a poor schnook who drafted Tatis in front of Tildday. Woof, someone go check on them. They need a friend.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .167. Will be hitting .300 by this time next week. It’s early; stop panicking; you’re making me nervous.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .306. Also, in this game, Bryce Harper (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer, and Didi Gregorius (1-for-3) hit his 2nd homer. That’s three seconds or the time for a battery to go from the upper deck to the field in Citizens Bank Park. What, it’s a measurement of time in Philly. “I’ll be back in sixty batteries.” That means three minutes. See?

Zach Davies – 1/2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.05. Hey, quick question, why does it hurt when I sit?

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Javier Baez likes watching video more than the lady who runs The Last Blockbuster.

Mitch Keller – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.50. One good start, one not so good. What are we gonna see next, Keller? Uh, I mean, what are we gonna get? Streamonator says bleh.

JT Brubaker – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93. I have no dog in this fight, but it would be funny to me if the Cubs end up with a worst record than the Pirates.

Patrick Corbin – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, as he was surprisingly activated from the IL. Sure am glad I was able to figure out how to get him in my lineup without much notice.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89. This matchup’s embodiment is a chiropractor’s brochure that reads, “I got your back” in bold font.

Zach McKinstry – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This 90’s nightclub that is a hollowed out church was in Friday’s Buy.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 8.31. Heard Frankie goes to Houston, and panicked, when I should’ve just relaxed.

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Prior to yesterday, it looked like Montero’s tenure as closer had one foot in the grave, man. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*

Taylor Trammell – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Kyle Seager – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Wonder if it was weird for Kyle when he was a child, prior to Corey being born, and he just watched his parents point at his mother’s pregnant belly saying, “This one is going to be even better.”

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks. One of these pitchers has a 3.75 ERA and one has a 1.64 ERA. Of course, ERA isn’t everything but judging by just how many questions there are about one of these pitchers and not the other, you’d assume Kikuchi had the 1.64 ERA. I like Kikuchi, but the hype is not meeting the reality.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .481. Not going to do a countdown until Buxton’s injured, because we all know it’s coming in the next 21 days. You need me to count down from 21?

Alex Colome – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.75, as he blew his 2nd one. Colome better be careful or he’s going to get a Rogers’ing.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.46. From the Rangers to the Angels to Royals next, even the Streamonator likes those early-season odds on Long Island’s Matz.

Zac Gallen – Possible to return on Tuesday. Sure, he threw a bullpen session of 67 pitches, and now he’s ready to return. Oh…*walks from Canada to Cape Horn*…kay.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.13. Sonavabench! I am in a tailspin to start this season. *smacks face* Get it together! Was actually happy to see him lose his no-hitter in the 7th. I don’t think I could’ve taken that kind of sonavabenching. Didn’t even want to bench him, but his 1st start of the week was in Coors, and I only had him in weekly leagues, and–Any hoo! I like Weaver, and have him in roughly five deeper weekly leagues, four of which benched.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in as many games. Someone wake Dale Long…*sees he died in 1991*…Well, someone wake the guys (or girls!) in a fantasy league where Escobar is available.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4 as he was activated and Geraldo Perdomo was optioned back to the alternate site, and what a gigantic waste of time that guy turned out to be. Better charge by the domo, because you ain’t getting no mo’.

Sonny Gray – Threw a successful simulation game. Now who’s going to buy him a new Wii?

Dexter Fowler – Hit the IL with a torn ACL. Hello, from the other site… Sorry, was just thinking of what Adell might be singing right now.

Yimi Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save on Saturday, as he seemingly replaces Anthony Bass as the Marlins’ closer. Marlins and Bass were never gonna work. Opposites attract. Wetteland never succeeded in Seattle, he needed the dry Texas climate. Me drafting Bass thinking it would work: dumBass.

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.80. And just like that he’s become relevant for 12-team mixed league and shallower leagues. Don’t ask if you should grab him, just grab him. That’s right, forget about consent!

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 0.64, and the loss to the Marlins. “Geez, what a bum, if he can’t get wins.” — famous quote by Murray Chass.

Marcus Stroman – Threw to two batters yesterday prior to them calling it for rain. Serious question, are the umpires stupid? Are they absolutely as dumb as a box of rocks? Can someone shine a flashlight into one umpire’s ear and check for light coming out the other side? I have to know: are umpires actually sacks of potatoes or sentient beings with real thoughts? How do you start the game for two batters and waste Stroman’s turn in the rotation? How, you giant bleeping bleepholes?!

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letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Big Sho continues to rake. 3/5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs tonight.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Tomorrow’s headlines today: Hand Jobbed

These umps are brutal.

Justin
Justin
1 year ago

Get: Machado buxton and moustakas
Give: bellinger mondesi and aroldis Chapman

What do you think ?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Justin
1 year ago

Macho man side
Some people know I hate that beef stew Bellinger tho

fleeced
fleeced
1 year ago

drop Solak or Naquin for Schwarber?

fleeced
fleeced
Reply to  fleeced
1 year ago

also on the wire.. Winker and Baddoo

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  fleeced
1 year ago

Naquin

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

evening Grey,

Karinchak was dropped in my league.

with 9 saves thus far and CLE looking like a juggernaut, is he worth dropping anyone on my current roster for (and burning my #1 waiver claim)

Roster:
C: Posey
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Bohm
OF: F. Reyes, Laureano, Baddoo
UTL: Mercedes
BN: N. Lowe, Jazz Chisholm, Lewis (IL)
SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Gausman, May, Means, J. Montgomery, Cease, Heaney,
RP: Chapman, RIchRod, Bard, Kennedy

IL (3total): S. Gray, Valdez, Springer

thanks in advance,

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Even tho you’re my enemy I’m gonna tell you don’t waste #1 waiver yet

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Had a feeling that’d be the case; just needed someone to talk me off the ledge.

Thanks Grimy!

Brushback
Brushback
1 year ago

Yordan or JDM ROS?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Brushback
1 year ago

YorDong

brett
brett
1 year ago

You buying Mercedes? Thinking of trying to trade him for Contreras. Wondering if you would or if you have concerns with contreras having a slow start?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  brett
1 year ago

Meh

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

Grey,

Thoughts on this Ynoa kid? He’s young and has a good arm. His numbers have never impressed even in the lowest levels though. I know it’s the Marlins, but he’s hitting corners and has good movement. Mid to upper 90s is a bonus.

Worth a flyer over Rainey or Newcomb? I’m not sure if Rainey will be goto guy over Hudson if Hand were to get hurt or have the night off, and Newcomb seems to be doing great in the pen and could be in a good position to do the same if Smith is unavailable.

His next starts are: @CHC, vs. ARI, v. CHC.

SPs: Corbin, Gausman, Alcantara, I. Anderson, Paddack, Rodgers, Marquez,
RPs: Kimbrel, Bard, Rainey, Newcomb.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Looks like you’re going to take the L on Glasnow.
Can’t be right on everyone haha

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! He’s gone already. Not the worst thing. Are you holding Hudson over Rainey? He’s available.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

I know it’s no longer mathematically possible but…

I feel like Sano could bat .000

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Crazy J
1 year ago

I love it!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Ronald Acuña is ridiculous. Triple & scored on a sac F4 (pop up to 2nd)

Just ridiculous.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Statcast had the sad fly at 181 feet.

lmmfao

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Glad I started Ray so far. He looks solid.

Dunning providing useful innings, too. Thanks for the tip there.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Eh, 5 IP, 2 ER. He really only had 1 bad pitch. The singles were good hits against tough pitches. The HR was a hanging meatball.

Better than it coulda gone. I’m pleased with his start for a pre-season waiver pick-up. Didnt expect a W against Cole, so….

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry I jinxed it. To be fairrrrrrr, I tried to post about starting him earlier before the game started but I think it got moderated out of existence. Heh

I thought folks were timid with him. These ain’t your daddy’s Yankees, and he was pitching at home. Looked like he carried his good spring stuff into the regular season.

mookie
mookie
1 year ago

Ohtani or Yordan at DH this week?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Rendon to the IL with groin injury. Dang… who would you replace him with? With whom would you replace him? Had to come correct with the grammar since you are a writer.

Maikel, Escobar, Shaw, Seager

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Your Mother In Law seems nice lol

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

KeBryan and Giminez for Chapman?

Scott@luckydoghotsauce.com
1 year ago

Threw caution to the wind & ran out Robbie Ray. He looks good so far. Inducing weak contact grounders.

Acuña remains on-pace for 80-something steals.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wtf auto fill done me dirty!

Now everyone knows my totally public email address for this not anonymous account. I done doxxed myself!

Hahahaha

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

With Schwarber being activated, who would you drop between Nimmo or Jonathan India in 10 tm 5×5 OBP league?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pat
1 year ago

Miguel Sano kind of an option to drop too

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Hey now! I drafted Swansn in error after taking Story with my first pick, so Dansby’s not going to see much action – at least not on my team haha.

Would you swap him for Verdugo, or should I be aiming for more? Trade analyser does clearly favour Verdugo FWIW…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

*Swanson*

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Start Walsh @KC vs Singer or Bell @ St Louis vs Gant

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Ps – in my league it went Tatis ~> DeGrom ~> me.

So there are 2 dudes in my league who passed on Tildaddy.

Pps – I was the schmuck who passed on JDM for Meadows in the 9th. Youth & speed, I told myself. Don’t spend that much on a dude in his 30s I told myself. Still might prove the right decision depending on injury status, but I’m definitely regretting that pick in the short term.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m kicking myself for going Tim Anderson over Vlad Jr.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

there needs to be some early season 2nd guessing going on after only getting 60 games last year!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I’d take Tim 999/1000

Anderson isn’t hurt too bad – I think you’ll be fine. Vlad’s a fun player but yeah – I think Anderson was the pick there.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Aaaaaand now Stroman is pitching one of the double header games (yay!) but they’re 7 innings because the new rules are stupid garbage written by stupid garbage people (booooo) but it’s against the Marlins (yay again!)

Not like he was going 8 innings anyway, but I’d at least like to keep the dream alive.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Probably, because that would be completely stupid, so it would fit perfectly with the rules changes theme.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better for this week? can only start one, son values in parentheses.

plesac – @ cws ($2.1)
bassitt – @ ari ($9.8), vs det ($14.7)
luzardo – @ ari ($20.7)

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I own price in a 16-team league with 30 man rosters. This is a dynasty format. Would you hold him in this format for a while longer? Starting pitching is hard to find. If he gets moved into the rotation, he will need to get stretched out. Long season. He is not a middle reliever obviously. It is hard for me to let him go even though it may be the right move today.. I kept him and regret who I already cut (sunk cost). I’d hate for him to become relevant on someone else’s team.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I need to activate hand so I can use him this week.

CP
CP
1 year ago

Who do you like better Newcomb or Minter for possible saves if anything happens to Smith?

Also, Hilliard a drop at this point even in NL only?

Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

start or sit Tristan McKenzie at Whte sox?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thats where I was leaning. I am starting Darvish vs PIT

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

weather permitting

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Start him!
Lets Goooo!

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

I have Freddy peralta. Let’s say he gets hit hard tonight. Would you hold? Or drop him for one of Heaney, Kikuchi, weaver or Christian Javier?

Points league. QS most important pitching stat

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Dane dunning is also available

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok got it thanks! Just saw kikuchi in your buy so wanted to ask before someone scooped him.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points – Please rank, Rest of Season:

Randy Azozarena
Lourdes Gurriel
Ian Happ
Trey Mancini
Mike Yastrzemski

Thanks

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 year ago

Hey again Grey. One more quesiton.

8-man redraft W/L league (categories dont matter) can i drop Happ for Jonathon India or Gavin Lux?
Hayes and Voit are on waivers and I’m in love with Hayes. Do you see Hayes coming back from the wrist thing and contributing or getting hurt again in a few weeks like FTJ? Drop any of the below for Hayes or Voit?

C Ramos
1B Olson
2B Hiura
3B Devers
SS Story
OF Acuna
OF Yordan
OF $54 VM T-bone
UTIL Giancarlo
UTIL Robert
BN Arozarena
BN Chapman
BN Happ
IL Springer

Pitchers: Nola, Ryu, Lynn, McCullers, P Lopez, Civale, Paddack, I Anderson, May, Yarbrough, Merryweather, Neris, IL : Soroka

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again, Grey! u da best

andfog99
andfog99
1 year ago

Rank ROS: Wheeler, Paddack, Stroman

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Who do you trust more ROS in order for best combo of counting stats ( QS, K) and ratios?

Morton
Alcantara
Bundy

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have excess pitching and players coming off IL and need to make room.

Try and trade Morton and Alcantara for Nola? Fair offer or too much ? It’s a standard roto league.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you still rank Nola higher than Bauer?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team h2h QS ….With yelich out of the line up, would you feel confident to stream Alzolay against the brewers today?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

Any reservations about starting Alcantara today against the Braves in ATL? Start or sit?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Now I’m conflicted. I have Acuna and Ozuna in my lineup too. :-)

JP
JP
1 year ago

Dansby/Darvish/Moncada or Devers/Berrios/Hosmer?

trickrey
trickrey
1 year ago

Would you trade Luzardo or Urias plus Matt Chapman for Jose Abreu or Vlad Jr? 10 team 5×5 OBP league. Long story short Woodruff was dropped and I luckily had #1 waiver so i scooped him up. Now I feel like I have a surplus SP and can upgrade a bat.

SPs: Woodruff, Ryu, Luzardo, Pablo Lopez, Bundy, Urias, Marcus Stroman, Dustin May

Thanks!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh great Grey,

I just got offered Trout, Donaldson, and Luis Castillo for
Meadows, Jose Ramirez, Snell.

Should I take it?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Hey,

In a 10-12 team league, is Jordan Romano worth holding (5×5 roto)? I already cut Pagan, and not sure if I need to hold another 8th inning guy depending on injury. Thoughts?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Also, is Luke weaver a strong add in same formats? Or speculate/stream still? At 2% owned seems like people aren’t buying, but the stats are impressive.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thoughts on first question re: Romano?

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Drop C. Kelly for Ramos in 16-team OPS keeper?

Thanks in advance!

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

With his surprisingly hot start, are you any more optimistic about Altuve this year? Little guy looks pretty good, and the statcast data seems to back it up. I’ve had him in dynasty for years but wondering if I ride him like this or try to sell high after this start.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sell Altuve for the struggling and lost Moncada? Second question…will Austin Riley ever hit another fly ball? Thanks!

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey,

10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper league

Is this a fair trade for keeper potential and ROS…. Plesac for Moncada?

Also ROS closer for saves…Montero, Melancon, McGhee, Reyes?

Thank you in advance.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I hate saying it, but I agree with your assessment on tatis. This is the kind of injury that you don’t return from right away. I was hoping he would miss 6 weeks and try to rehab it instead of coming back right away. Surgery is probably required to address the issue but a longer layoff and rehab may have help him possibly make it through the season at 80%. If he gets hurt again, it is going to could make the injury worse and he may be done for the year.

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Great write up! Looking forward to this weeks Podcast. The back end of rotations are no less confusing that the start of the season. Clase and Knebel are both available. Wondering if dropping Will Smith for either is good move.

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again for all of your insight. Last one, I promise! Looks Mondesi still going to be out while. I have Dylan Moore filing in, but Garrett Hampson is intriguing. I know I got to have patience, however who would you choose?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Solid. Thanks, Grey!

Justin
Justin
1 year ago

Hey would you take machado and turner for bellinger and mondesi??

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Justin
1 year ago

If it’s Trea Turner, then I’d do that in a heartbeat. Turner highest ranked of all of them, and manny is right behind Bellinger in Grey’s rankings.

Justin
Justin
Reply to  Jr
1 year ago

Justin turner is who I meant

Justin
Justin
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Justin turner

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Pick one for the closer carousel – Soto. Garcia, Diekman, Rogers, Ginkel, Devenski

Will
Will
1 year ago

Losing patience with both Dylan Moore and Austin Riley, both of whom you were high on rankings wise in the preseason. Keep fishing or cut bait? Kiner-Falefa and Profar out there on the wire.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

OK, thanks. They aren’t killing me just yet b/c I have others off to hot starts but it would be nice to see some counting stats out of them.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better for this week?

india – 3 @ sf, 3 vs cle
cronenworth – 4 @ pit, 3 vs lad

thanks!

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Thanks for another great daily update. I think I miss your daily updates more than the actual fantasy baseball aspect as that just make me crazy. :-)

1) I get bamboozled by at least two players every year as well because of Spring Training. This year it was Dalbec and Garrett (bad even in his last save appearance). The one I will never forget was Aaron Heilman tearing it up for the Mets in spring training many moons ago only to be banished to the bullpen after two good starts.

2) Different year same bipolar relationship between me and the SON. I streamed Webb on Saturday and bleck. So of course I chickened out on Tony Disco the next day and he was fantastic. That robot is one fickle mistress.

3) I know it has been covered but the MLB rule book states that it is up to the home team to cancel or delay a game prior to the first pitch. Once the game starts it is up to the umpires. The rule is different during the playoffs however which may be what you were thinking. You ask why and obviously I have no clue. This MLB we are talking about and they can’t even get replay correct.

3A) The best part was Stroman blasting the decision which his team made on Twitter DURING the the rain delay!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I agree it’s stupid but dude threw to two batters.
Just start today again you little bitch.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points – Please rank, Rest of Season:

Lourdes Gurriel
Ian Happ
Trey Mancini
Mike Yastrzemski

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Houser home vs Pirates or Odorizzi home vs Detroit?

Bobby
Bobby
1 year ago

Drop Andrew Vaughn to add Trey Mancini?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I don’t know if it’s something in the water, but lowrie is healthy again in Oaktown. This is the only place he has ever been able to stay on the field and be productive. Am I reaching? Do you think there is some sneaky value here? He had basically taken the last 2 years off and is hitting near the top of order.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of the following. who do you like?

bassitt – @ ari, vs det
d may – vs col
luzardo – @ ari
dunning – @ tb, vs bal

thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Guys like Framber or Soria worth a stash in a 12-teaser with 4 bench spots?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Over McKenzie

J-FOH
J-FOH
1 year ago

How’s it go FML?

That Avisail Fielder joke never gets old.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

where is our next player or wife acting the fool?
Some of my favorites below:
Dallas Latos
Chuck Finley getting his ass kicked by Tawny Kitaen
Mike Napoli’s mom’s nipple
Matt Harvey trying to bone Wrights wife
Anything to do with Pat Burrell

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

news alert. Red Dick signs with D-Bags. His wife, who BTW has responded to one of my tweets karen style, has a husband to defend

Phreddo
Phreddo
1 year ago

Grey, I need to replace Ketel Marte with either India, Lux or Arrez. 12 Team Standard Roto. Who would you advise? Thanks!

leon
leon
1 year ago

Stroman or Kyle lewis dynasty 16 man.

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

is it a insta trade regardless of how my sp will look afterwards? kind of deal with it after the trade? i imagine you dont think this is close. according to rankings.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Apologies in advance for the dreaded 2-Catcher league question, but pick 2 por favor:

Stassi
Nunez (Col)
Kirk
Barnhardt
Caratoni
Tom Murphy
Yan Gomes
Bart
Cisco

Oppo taco
Oppo taco
1 year ago

Better stash ROS, K Hayes or wander? Thanks

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Travis Shaw or IKF ROS in an OPS league?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, would u start Dunning at Tampa in a 12 team roto?

Brew Crew Blues
Brew Crew Blues
1 year ago

With the Brewers having trouble scoring runs where do you think Hader will end up in save count? More than Melancon?

gary z
gary z
Reply to  Brew Crew Blues
1 year ago

It was nice to see the bats wake up the last two days. 2/3 from the Cards in St. Louis is refreshing to see. No idea why we signed JBJ 2/24 mil to platoon him, when we needed a power stick at 3B. Shaw is off to a nice start, but yeah I would have loved to get Justin Turner added to this lineup

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Hey grey thanks for all your advice!
Someone dropped Mullins a few days ago, should I use a waiver to pick him up … I’d drop Robles, joc, or badoo

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I thought Matt Olson was going to be out for longer so I picked up YuGu and Moran. Which of them would you rather own ROS? Planning on dropping the other for some streams. Thanks!

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Keep two (points league)

Nate Lowe
Mr. Falafel
India
Urshela
DeJong
Sano

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Would you rank Clase over Rainey and Duffey in a SVHD league?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

I guess add Atone to that list too. Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

Antone* sorry

JP
JP
1 year ago

Mahle or Trevor Rogers?

Also how would you rank these 4: Dansby, Moncada, Hosmer, McMahon?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Josh rojas, are you done with him yet? I habe been burned twice now. Ahmed and calhoun are back. Marte is out and rojas still has been benched. Az should give him more time but haven’t.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Grey,

My SPs in a 10 team H2H category league

Woodruff
Burnes
D May
Plesac
Mahle
Luzardo
Corbin
Rodon

Would you lose any of these guys for C. Javier, Weaver, Odorizzi, or Civale? Also, what are your thoughts on Sixto Sanchez ROS?

Thanks

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, I just wondered if you expect him to make an impact if he comes back soon

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

G
G
1 year ago

Better add for holds and/or saves as my league counts both – Ginkel or Matzek? Thanks

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think someone should mention that Ginkel and Matzek are both very fun to say.

In fact, my German Nana used to cook up a big batch of Cinnamon Ginkelmatzek every year around the holidays. Delish.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 year ago

How do you feel about Hicks right now? I’m carrying him and Reyes and would love to drop Hicks to stream and batty.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Weird Fishes
1 year ago

This is NL-only H2H … S+H league

Hugman
Hugman
1 year ago

Replace Blackmon with Tapia in my weekly league today? What’s up with Blackmon?!

PS Grey is my boo.

eric.cf.hsu@gmail.com
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I’ve got to figure out which SPs to sit this week. Which 3 of the following are the worst?

Giolito @BOS (silly for even asking, right?)
Taillon @TOR
Taillon vs TB
Skubal @OAK
Kikuchi vs HOU
Dunning @TB
Dunning vs BAL

Thanks as always!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks – another Q:

What’s your concern level for J. Polanco and Vaughn? Trying to exercise patience and not make more mistakes as I’ve let a couple other guys go who are now starting to heat up. Are they holds or are they waiver wire material when guys like Baddoo, Arraez, Maikel Franco, are available.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Thundershoe
1 year ago

I see that there are a bunch of other Vaughn questions/comments – sorry for piling on!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha. Hmm, I think I’ll try to stay patient with Vaughn more so than Polanco – just feel that Polanco’s upside isn’t worth holding on while I could at least be picking up some hot schmotatos.

One last question: Who do you like best out of India, Evans, Arraez, Baddoo, and Franco? 14-team points league.