From the journal of Jim Morrison, he wrote about an encounter he had with lizard wearing a crown of thorns that he alternated calling, Jesus Luzardo and The Luzard King. Here, I wish to transcribe Jim’s musings, “Today, I rode with a large Native American man to a Wawa to get some beej ferky (sic). The Native American man told me about the many lives he had lived and how he never trusted rookie pitchers. He recounted a story about how he traded all his pitchers for Chris Paddack, due to a great April in 2019.  This was confusing to me, since this was 1970, but this wise Native American knew more in his head, which he covered in an Indians baseball club hat, than I’d ever know. Was this Lou Boudreau? Before we got to the Wawa, which was only three minutes away by automobile, so not sure why it was taking so long — were we lost? — the Native American man pulled over and picked up a pitchman for an insurance company which was an animated lizard.  This was The Luzard King. An obvious lizard, which made it weird when it kept saying it was a gecko.  The Luzard King said it had a shoulder issue early in the preseason of the 2019 season, which I had a premonition would be 38 years after my death. Also, oddly enough, I’m being fed a quote from the future from Prospect Mike about Jesus Luzardo.  He will say, ‘Luzardo’s stock just continues to rise. He’s in the rarified air of ‘best pitching prospects’ now. The lefty threw 109 innings across three leagues in 2018 and posted a 129/30 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Everything is plus or better – the heater, the curve, the change, the control. He’s the total package, like the package I filled with anthrax and sent to Grey.’ Who is this Grey he speaks of? Who is Prospect Mike? Was it the peyote talking or was it something more mysterious?”  And that’s me quoting Jim Morrison quoting Prospect Mike!  Don’t think Luzardo is going to be up before the All-Star Break, but now is the time to stash him. He could be a top arm in the 2nd half, or at least a solid Middler like early Yonny.  Call him Once Uponny.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

James McCann – Immanuel Kant argued that space, time and causation were ‘things-in-themselves’ which just ‘exist.’ He also used to say, “Put in McCann!” about everything.

Bobby Bradley – Just gave you my Bobby Bradley fantasy.  It was written while showing a studio audience my Roger Rabbit.

Garrett Cooper – True or false:  Cooper once injured himself while saying, “I’m going to Wichita,” during a karaoke session of Seven Nation Army.

Brandon Dixon – Over the last 30 days, Bra-Dix has six homers, two steals and has cemented himself in the cleanup spot in the Tigers’ order.  “We can try a jackhammer, but I can’t promise anything.”  That’s someone looking at Bra-Dix’s cementing of himself.

Dominic Smith – This guy is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. He seems totally untalented, but having a ton of fun.  You have a Fun category in your league?  Yes?  No?  Okay, well, he’s also been hot.

Eric Sogard – When you think about how you should’ve drafted Sogard instead of Vlad Jr., I put a finger on your brain like I’m Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway.

Keston Hiura – Here’s what I said this morning, “In 74 combined games this year:  Hiura has 24/8/.315, roughly a pace of 48/15/.300.  Hahahahahaha–Breathe, Grey!  Breathe!  Seriously, grab him.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Danny Santana – Ya know what’s funny to me?  “Farts?”  Yes, but also how I still call this guy Dannys Antana, when the reason for that is so long ago, it’s no longer relevant.  It would be like if I ever came across Chris Young in person and called him Krispie.

Cavan Biggio – Surprised there’s no one rushing out to add Biggio.  Sure, he hasn’t been amazing, but he hasn’t been bad and I would’ve thought his name factor alone would’ve had him owned everywhere.  As surprising as the Game of Thrones finale?  Yes, but less disappointing.

Kevin Newman – On our 7-day Player Rater, Newman is a top 50 hitter.  Hello, Newman!

Scooter Gennett – He should be back with the Reds soon, then shipped off to whichever team gives the Reds absolutely anything.  “You’re willing to give us a bench coach for Scooter? Hmm, what kind of signs can he steal?”

Luis Urias – If Luis isn’t called up soon, I will put the buy for Urias on ice — Ur-ice?  Damn, that’s cold! — like I put Mountcastle on ice.

Garrett Hampson – Honestly, I don’t care what Hampson or any non-Dahl, non-Chazz Noir or non-Arenado Rockies player can do. They’re in Coors and if they’re playing, they’re okay by me.  Or I guess, Buy me.

J.P. Crawford – The three hottest players in the major leagues over the last week:  LeMahieu, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Crawford, who’s been Just Peachy, aptly.

Oscar Mercado – Already gave you my Oscar Mercado fantasy.  It hears Uranus and giggles.

Ramon Laureano – Hasn’t been exactly all I hoped for when I called him a sleeper in the preseason, but he has been far from a disappointment, outside of April.  He’s currently around the 30th best outfielder.  Ya know, about that of Tommy Pham, Gallo, Bryce Harper (!) and Buxton.  Sounds crazy, but you’d be surprised at how much weight steals carry for fantasy value right now.  Domingo Santana is a top 10 outfielder.  Check out the Player Rater.  Be it; live it; breathe it, not in that order.  Prolly go “breathe it” 1st.

Brendan McKay – Will be called up to start on Saturday, and already gave you my Brendan McKay fantasy.  The one difference between then and now…Well, there’s a few differences, the time, the date–Okay, differences for fantasy are he’s starting; I thought he might be a Middler. I also didn’t mention much about his bat. I’d be shocked if he’s more than a TTO, i.e., occasional homer, walk and strikeout.  As an arm, he’s worth owning everywhere. This is also a Streamonator call.  Like the call it makes to a junkyard to see if anyone’s seen its sister.

Tyler Skaggs – This is also a Streamonator call.  “She went by the name ‘Speak & Spell.’ I miss our conversations.”

Liam Hendriks – Have no faith whatsoever in Blake Treinen being usable the rest of the year. Been saying this for about a week now.  Hendriks could be a top 10 (5?) closer for the rest of the year (month?).  That’s how one plants a flag (on a hedge?).

Carlos Martinez – Unlike Hendriks, I don’t have a ton of faith in C-Mart.  Just don’t think it’s very S-Mart of the Cardinals to use him as a closer the rest of the year.  Don’t they ever want him to start again?  Maybe not, but I have my doubts.  There’s no great arm behind him, but I guess Ron Gant’s son could step in.  I’m also stashing Tyler Webb, which seems more like what Pookie from New Jack City would describe as a pipe dream.

Ian Kennedy –  More like top ten closer, Ian Kennedy!  Have you seen any film on him?  Za-proof’s in the Zapruder!

SELL

DJ LeMahieu – Not sure if everyone heard my podcast story a few weeks ago about going to dinner with The Miz.  Something I didn’t mention during that because it seemed irrelevant at the time, and, now that I think about it, it’s irrelevant now too, but DJ Darude was also at that dinner.  I didn’t know him at the time, and don’t really still, but, up until LeMahieu, he was the only DJ I even tangentially knew. The whole DJ culture thing passed me by.  Now all I can think when I see a DJ billboard announcing some residence at a Vegas hotel is, “Why does every DJ photo look like an in memoriam?”  Any hoo!  LeMahieu has been the best hitter over the last month, is a top 15 player for all of fantasy on the year and provides no speed and usually no power.  Is this a joke?  Where’s DJ LeMahieu’s in memoriam photo?  Right here!  There’s no way he keeps this up.  I’d be looking at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what I can get for LeMahieu.  I wouldn’t trade him for a massage at a place called Sal’s Chicken & Dry Rubs, but I would explore offers.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

12 team 5×5. only 2 DL’s so i’m wasting a pitcher slot (plus peacock) having to leave one of story/mondesi/rosario in active slot. h2h, have been a top 2 team all year mostly 1st.
C r.perez
1B rizzo
2B hiura (guessing he’s a drop later too when mondesi is back)
SS NEWMAN! (him dropped too when story is back)
3B chapman
OF (3) acuna, conforto, joc
util (2) otani, alonso
BN mondesi, dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
DL (2): e.rosario, story
SP: (depth badly hurt currently having to use an extra BN slot for hitting injured + peacock, still went 9-0 this week though): peacock, mckay, ryu, corbin, paddack, lucchesi, marquez
RP: alvarado, kimbrel, hansel and gretel robles, kelley

somebody just dropped meadows, obviously this is easy dannys antana drop for now, but when guys get healthy do i drop joc or conforto (could be both when rosario is back i guess) for meadows here? i am already a very strong steals team. i am top of the league in almost all hitting stats excepting AVG (4th).

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

Who do you prefer for the rest of the year: Bauer or Ryu

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
3 years ago

Hoskins, Scooter
For
Altuve
Which side? Thanks

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Stream Weaver
3 years ago

probably hoskins alone even if no scooter, this is just easily true in dynasty.

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

12 Team H2H Categories.

1. Drop Luis Urias (been holding him for 2 weeks now) for Franmil?

2. Also, once Urias finally does get the call and is playing, Urias or Senzel ROS?

Thanks!

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
3 years ago

Joey Gallo  or Marcell Ozuna – 10 player keeper league

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
3 years ago

Was offer C santana for M. Chavis – 10 keeper league M. Chavis as of yet is not on my radar to hold on too still 1/2 of season to go – which way should I go here

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

In a QS league would you trade away Fried and Flaherty for Strasberg?

Manson
Manson
3 years ago

Cease or Luzardo ROS

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hey Grey, just wondering why you would rather have Cease?
Thanks!

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
3 years ago

Kingery or Altuve ros OPS league

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. Drop Heaney (@hou) for any of Yarborough, Mengden or Cease?

Bonx
Bonx
3 years ago

Drop one for Cease

Logan Allen
Hiura
Laureano
Kingery
McKay
Caleb Smith

Bonx
Bonx
Reply to  Bonx
3 years ago

Roto league

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
3 years ago

Need to add a pitcher NL 12 team 5×5 keeper.
Descalfani, B. Wilson (atl) or some future closer speculation in Crick.
Looking more towards someone who could help me down the road instead of this year.
Thanks

Bild
Bild
3 years ago

Who are you dropping to add cease? (Points league)

Laureano
Romo
Luzardo
Strahm

Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Trade Muncy and Conforto and get Bregman? Redraft league

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Hiura or Senzel at 2b? Thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

I’ve never seen a pitcher get to 0-2 and then get hammered as much as Andrew Heaney.

Quill
Quill
3 years ago

Choose one ROS

Strahm
Eflin
Alzolay

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, please pick the 2 best starts out of these 4?
Boyd at White Sox
Stripling home vs Ariz
Flaherty at Sea
Strahm home vs SF

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 years ago

Limited moves (15 left this yr), MI to fill in for Story–Didi, Hiura or Kingery?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
3 years ago

10-team roto redraft. Story and Mondesi come off IL early next week. Need to drop two or do trades to consolidate. What two would you drop or move? Was thinking of trading JRam and Gallen for Corbin.

C Sanchez
1B Bell
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Lourdes Gurriel
OF Yelich, Acuna, Hoskins
UTIL Yordan, JRam
Bench Eddie Rosario

IL Story, Mondesi

SP Cole, Buehler, deGrom, Morton,
RP Hand, Diaz, Jansen
Bench Clevinger, Gallen

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
3 years ago

I think I’ve about had enough of carrying glasnow AND severino since I only have 1 dL spot. Was thinking of dropping both or one of them for canning and someone else am I crazy or pull the trigger? Still competitive at this point but the thing that’s been stopping me is it’s a keeper league and if someone else picks either up now they’ll be a 25th rounder for them forever thoughts? Thanks grey!

Winteriscoming
Winteriscoming
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I had a feeling you were gonna say something like that haha thanks

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Should I drop Joc for Smoak? Pederson is the coldest player in the bigs and the Dodgers seemed more concerned with teaching him a new position rather then fixing his swing.

Mr. G-Unit
Mr. G-Unit
3 years ago

Hey Grey, ive asked for some advice on these guys before, but last time. Thanks for the patience!
Season is over for me this year, looking to improve next year in an auction keeper league. All values are what they are worth next year in our leagues.
I’m sending Sale (worth $25 next year) mike minor ($5) and $3 auction cash
receiving voit (cost me $14 next year) wander franco ($1 and protected at the price until he plays a full season) montas $5 and kieboom $5

what do you guys think? should i pull the trigger? standard 5×5 league. all keepers increase cost by $5 every year they are kept.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Happy Sunday Grey, I just heard I am getting Kyle Hendricks back on Tuesday, so I need to drop someone to activate. I am thinking Noe Ramirez. Is that a good move?

Cab
Cab
3 years ago

My current closers

Giles
Hendriks
CMart
Rogers

Would you drop one of the following for a 5th closer, or for one of the following starters?

Drop

Yamamoto
Luchessi

Pickup

Romo
Elias
Lorenzen
Alvarado
Kelley

Or

Strahm
Logan Allen
Luzardo (Stash)

Kilt
Kilt
3 years ago

Pick 2 in a roto league

Hiura
Taylor
Franmil
Newman
Laureano
Marwin

Bomb
Bomb
3 years ago

Strahm vs SF or Means @ TB next week

Are you buying Means last start?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Choosing between Strahm and Lauer for next week. Both games are home vs the Giants. Strahm gets more SON and industry love for the strikeouts but Lauer seems the safer bet. I’ve been getting destroyed in H2H with outrageous ERA, WHIP, and Walks and I need go right the ship somehow.

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Olson or Didi

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Trade offer-Goldschmidt for my M. Minor.

And thank you for answering questions on a Sunday

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

Quote of the London series-ESPN announces a cricket score in the 7th,followed by “England is still beating India.”There was a brief lull but fortunately Didi struck out to turn the verbal tide.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

C.Taylor or Hiura at MI?

I only grabbed Taylor for Coors,was gonna drop for a streaming spot but I had him when he was good in 2017,then briefly in 2018 when he sucked.There must be a term for this pusillanimous(thank you spell check) position.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
3 years ago

Or Didi?Worried about Yankee PT,might get jammed with Voit.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks,as always.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Need to drop one in 12 team:
Lucchesi,Gallen,Will Smith,Hendriks, or Giles?

Also, Franmil over either Pham,Hunter Dozier,Senzel or Laureano?

Thank you!!!

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Heard you on the dropping Strahm for Caleb Smith but do you like Ross Stripling more? Strahm for Stripling or grab Smith?

Thank you!

Quill
Quill
3 years ago

Romo or Elias?

Max
Max
3 years ago

Would you drop Eflin for Strahm?

Max
Max
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Strahm gets SF this week, and I kinda think Eflin is overrated

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
3 years ago

Starting Giolito today against Twins? I know you start your aces regardless but I’m still struggling viewing him as one. I’m nervous after last three starts. Thanks

P.S. Get off my team Plesac!!

jadkins
jadkins
3 years ago

Need help. Can’t stream any of the trash arms on the wire right now. Does anyone know of an RP that has a high chance of pitching today that would help me get some points?

Thanks

jadkins
jadkins
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories

My SPs are looking decent right now. Would definitely like to look to add Luzardo though. Would you drop and of these guys for him?

Paxton
Giolito
Woodruff
Keuchel
Clevinger
Gallen
McKay

Thanks!

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Treinen coming back this week. I have Diaz (don’t trust), Jansen and Hand as my closers and picked up Liam recently thinking Treinen will be out longer and as insurance.

For saves, is Liam worth keeping now for my situation or drop for a SP like Gallen? I’m carrying 5 SP now.

I’m in a very shallow 10 team standard roto league.

Juubaka
Juubaka
3 years ago

Im first place in wins and strikouts but 2nd to last in era whip, and strikoute to walk ratio(K:BB).
So should i start Gioloto vs Minnesota , Snell vs texas, and Fried @ mets today?

Juubaka
Juubaka
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Surprised nobody asked in a quality start league McKay or Luzardo?

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Starting both giolito vs MIN and bieber @BAL today? Thanks

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Brett Anderson’s start is a perfect microcosm of my year. Streamed him last Sunday and he crushed me costing me WHIP, ERA and Losses. This week he is “brilliant”.

Weekly checkup on my 8th place team that may miss playoffs for first time in 7 years. It can not be me so looking for finding to blame LOL.

Best on wire: Harold Ramirez, Piscotty, Franmil, Bradley, Verdugo, Pollock, Yandy, Avisail,
Heaney, Hamels, Musgrove, Allen, Yamamoto, means, Anibal, Eflin

Ramos
C Santana, J Turner, Moose
Trea, Albies, Segura
Acuna, Hoskins, Bryant, Laureno, Soler
Util: Maz
Berrios, Castillo, Paddack, Bieber, Yonny, Lucchesi
Neris, Strop, Minter, P Baez (saves and holds separate cats)

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Perfect. He gets Balt (v Means) on Wednesday. So I will stream him out after that start. Oddly enough, I have Allen, Paddack and Lucchesi on my squad this week despite not drafting or trading for one of them. Allen v Giants seems tasty but probably stream him out too. Thanks!

Don't Look a Gift Ngoepe in the Mtouh
Don't Look a Gift Ngoepe in the Mtouh
3 years ago

I just got signed by the Pirates

Bills
Bills
3 years ago

Choose two in a points league

Did
Murphy
Laureano
Olson
Soler
Franmil
Newman

Bills
Bills
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Who would your 3rd option be?

Box
Box
3 years ago

Sit one

Olson @ LAA (Heaney)
Laureano @ LAA
Soler @ TOR (Sanchez)

Haps
Haps
3 years ago

Romo or Kennedy

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

In a qs league I currently have Julio Urias. He provides great ratios and could maybe eventually start. Would you cut him for McKay who is in a tougher division and concerns of him not going deep enough to get quality starts?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, SON doesnt like Giolito home vs Twins.
Would u start or sit him?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

In a qs league can you please rank

Flaherty canning fried gallen

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

So the dude that traded JoRam to me wants him back. Would you take Moncada/Strahm for him or need more?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Not even asking to bring back Vin, but damn it was so painful and annoying to hear Pierzynski on the broadcast for the Dodgers game on Fox.

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
3 years ago

Need to drop one –

Matt Olson or Yordan Alvarez?

Pick up one –

German Marquez or Gallen

I like Gallen more than Marquez, but he seems to throw a lot of pitches and might not be good for QS.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

One stat line that has me kinda of concerned is Conforto’s BB% since coming back from the concussion. The rate has been cut in half since coming back-all the other stat lines are the same. My H2H league includes Walks,OBP and Slugging so his bat can be really useful when he is soaking in the walks. Hopefully it’s a small sample size thing and not a trend.

Mingo
Mingo
3 years ago

Choose two

Holland
Elias
Kelley
Lorenzen

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Any reason why Giles to come in to save game in 9th up 5-4?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry trying to figure out why Ken Giles didnt come into game in 9th inning up 5-4.Hudson was brought in.

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gotcha thank u

Litz
Litz
3 years ago

Rank em

Eflin
Means
Strahm
Alzolay

Klond
Klond
3 years ago

Pick one in a points league

Murphy
Soler
Newman

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Drop Zac Plesac for Joe Musgrove. Already I know Joe can throw more then 2 pitches. Plesacs breaking pitches against the Orioles were comical.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Any interest in Chavez @ Tampa tomorrow? Or Keller @ TOR? Correct answer is obviously neither, but…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

London Arena or Coors ROS? ;-)

Ulysses
Ulysses
3 years ago

Trade Edwin Diaz who can’t be kept for Logan Allan and Amir Garrett both who can be kept for cheap? NL only and I’m behind in ks and ratios so I’m trying to get some SP help.

It sounds like it’s a low offer for Diaz but the other team also has wheeler. I may ask for wheeler and allan but assume my first offer is on the table.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey, I have a chance to acquire Jon Lester ($29). He wants David Fletcher ($5), Noe Ramirez ($5), and a third piece. not sure who to offer. I could offer Pineda ($5). what do you think?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

would you offer Yamamota ($5) or Pineda ($5) in the deal along with Noe Ramirez ($5), and someone else for Lester

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Which deal you like better for Lester ($29)

A) Yandy Diaz ($5) and Noe Ramirez ($5)

B) Yamamoto ($5) and Noe Ramirez ($5)

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Gallen,Strahm,Luzardo… What would be your rank ROS? Thank you.

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

The ROS robot has CMart down for 2 saves ROS.What does the human element think?

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Drop Schoop or Tim Anderson for Brian Dozier, Enrique Hernandez, Luis Urias or Hiura? Have Anderson in my 2B/SS slot and am hearing he’s out for maybe 6 weeks. Also have Eddie Rosario, Taillon, Hendricks and Peacock on IL. Sitting in first place so I have a little bit of a buffer, is Anderson worth waiting on? Looking for ROS advice.

Second question – drop Omar Narvaez for Chirinos or Mejia?

Last one – Drop Strahm for Caleb Smith?

12 team H2H redraft points league.

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Grey, what can I offer for mike trout? Guy who has is willing to trade him for right offer. 10 team keeper OBP. He looking for keepers and 1st rd pick.

Thoughts?

Grandal
Rizzo
Taylor c
Riley
Lindor
Bellinger
Ozuna
Rosario
Tatis

Molina
Mancini
Moncada
Dozier KC
Meadows
Desmond

Scherzer
Verlander
Bauer
Bieber
Giolito

Severino
German D
Soroka

Box
Box
3 years ago

Would you add Lorenzen? Closer Monkey thinks the closer job is his now.

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Most overall value ROS, who would you want on your roster…
Lamet
AJ Pollock
Marwin Gonzalez?
Random I know.
Thanks!

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Can you rank B Bradley, Dixon, Hampson, JP Crawford

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Everything about the Red Sox screams that they heard that the MLB season can end in September for some teams.

Jordan Otte
Jordan Otte
3 years ago

Love that the world’s introduction to American baseball is Porcello getting lit up like a Christmas tree.

We’re a loooong way from Sweet Caroline, wankers.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
3 years ago

ryu and clevinger just took me out of 1st place for the first time since probably like the 4th-5th day of the entire season in a 20 team dynasty yesterday. roto. still only 5 points out. was winning most of season by around 9-12ish points. and i spent every damn bit of season FAAB post draft to stash our 10 stash slot guys in the first few days of the season (we have 10 prospect only slots to keep max per year in addition to nearly the entire active roster max amount, and during draft people went apeshit for tons of prospects in auction draft so i assumed they all would be in FAAB post draft, i was wrong about the latter).

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Drop Garver for McCann?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lol good question

James McCann

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Lourdes is singlehandedly carrying my offense this week – it’s incredible – first buy column where I don’t have any add/drop questions since week 1. Very odd feeling right now

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Morning grey,
Wondering how you would rank these RPs. I just picked up Oberg/ Elias and T.Rogers was just dropped. Hes still leading the committee in Minny isnt he? Guessing I should drop one of those to pick him up just not sure who? Normally the pitcher in Coors would be the obvious drop but hes been pitching really well all season.

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Upton for Minor, fair?

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Ellis
3 years ago

or Cruz for Minor, thank you

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I would get Minor, so try Upton first? thank you!

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
3 years ago

NL-only keeper, drop Kinsler, Margot or Bader to activate Hampson, or just drop Hampson? Prolly none will be kept at their prices, maaaybe Bader or Margot if they have a strong 2nd half and starting job next yr.

Eric Bischoff
Eric Bischoff
3 years ago

Do I take this:

I get Goldy and Domingo Santana for Josh Bell

Eric Bischoff
Eric Bischoff
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What’s your thoughts on Goldy ROS? I have him in my other league so I’d be doubling down on Au Shizz which makes me nervous.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Cain on wire-would you drop Hosmer, Voit, Cron, N. Cast or M. smith for him? On player rating for ROS Cain ranks the highest of all these.

Also offered Cruz for McNeil-which side you like best?

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
3 years ago

Adding to the trade offer-the offer now is Cruz for my Wheeler? Which side do like best?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So Cain over Cast?

Thank you

Mex
Mex
3 years ago

lifetime keeper, standard roto, 14 team.,

not for this year, but for next year and beyond. I know its apples and oranges, but:

Sale or Vlad Jr ?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Guy has Bell also and offered Bell for Sale straight up. I assume Vlad over Bell?

where do you see J. Bell? Is this his coming out party and we can expect more of the same going forward or is this his career year and he wont sniff these numbers anymore?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, would u stream Pomeranz at home vs Ariz today?

JC
JC
3 years ago

Pointing toward Sept playoff week in h2h league. Hamels, Hill, Carrasco all eligible for my one IL spot. Probably an unfair question (unless you stayed at a Quality Inn last night), which one has the best potential to help?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Who’s the odd man out between JP Crawford, Kipnis, Tapia (while in Coors).

14T obp & Ks

Thanks

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Having a rough time choosing which ONE player for my Utility spot.

1. Seoul Train
2. Willie Calhoun
These guys get to be the first to face off against Rays rookie Brendan McKay. If Calhoun plays I could talk myself into him since he has such an exciting bat.

3. Jason Kipnis vs Cashner in Baltimore.
Streaming the Kipper this week/he has been riding a hit bat and facing Baltimore is enticing, though Cashner has been surprisingly good at suppressing their usual suck factor.

4. Cavan Biggio at home be Homer Bailey. Of the four I feel the man named for deteriorating New Orleans mansion restaurant has the best upside. Just have a hunch that slam and BB are in the cards.

Leaning Biggio, anyone think I should start one of the other three instead.

Thanks, and happy weekend to all

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I called the slam (genuine kind) and walk!

Let me get quickly call a Joc oppo slam tonight-better make that 2 since the Rockies benched Dahl.

P Fitty
P Fitty
3 years ago

10 team QS and SV+H keeper
1st place by 8.5 games

Long story, but Altuve, Harper and Marquez were dropped. We have $100 FAAB for rolling waivers, and I haven’t used any yet. Trying to figure out my priority for claims, since I obviously can’t get all.

C – Molina
1B – Gallo
2B – Murphy
3B – Arenado
SS – Machado
CI – Chapman
MI – Kingery
OF – Soto, Bryant, Mallex, Mercado
Util – Ohtani
Bch – Renfroe, Hicks

SP – Scherzer, Buehler, Lucchesi, Odorizzi, J. Gray, streamer
RP – Iglesias, Kennedy, Hendriks, L. Jackson
DL – Hamels, Treinen

Thinking Altuve should be 1st priority? Who to drop?
Next names for drops?

Thanks!

Peter Fitch
Peter Fitch
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Trying to decide how much to bid…..multiple teams still have $100 left. I have the #1 waiver priority, so I will have the tiebreaker. Do I go all in on Altuve?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
3 years ago

Do you prefer Soler or Joc? I can platoon Joc

Happen
Happen
3 years ago

Here’s my squad H2H points

Batters:

Alfaro, Bellinger, Muncy, Segura, Bryant, Trout, Domingod, Eloy, Laureano, Olson, Soler

IL: Mondesi

Pitchers:

Flaherty, Marquez, Wheeler, Eflin, Gallen, Luchessi, Valdez, Alzolay

Holland, Martinez, Robles, Doolittle

I’m going to drop Valdez as soon as I can, but are there any other changes I should make? What do you think of the team? Hitting wise my team does fine, but my pitching screws me every week. Here are some players available on the waiver wire

Didi
Newman
Murphy
Victor Robles

Oberg
Kennedy
Kelley
Elias

Dak Hudson
Luzardo
Means

Happen
Happen
Reply to  Happen
3 years ago

I also have Dahl as well. Left him out on accident.

Happen
Happen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’s a bench bat. Would you still do that? Also who should I pick up for Valdez? Do my team need more pitching or hitting?

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Drop two…Eflin, Yonny, Lucchesi, Paddack , Luzardo

Clive
Clive
3 years ago