The title refers to Lisztomania by Phoenix, which led me down a rabbit hole of Wikipedia that I have to share with you. Lisztomania was a frenzy over composer Franz Liszt, the original Justin Bieber. This is especially hilarious from Wikipedia, “Lisztomania was considered by some a genuine contagious medical condition and critics recommended measures to immunize the public,” and not considered the same as Beatlemania, which was used to mean a craze; Lisztomania caused actual craziness. Will Luzardo-Manaea cause women to rip their brooches from their bosoms and throw them at passing horse-drawn carriages in Oakland? Well, let’s let Tupac tell you about Oaktown, “Out on bail, fresh out of jail, California dreamin’, soon as I step on the scene, I’m hearin’ brooches screamin’.”  Screamin’ instead of whizzin’ by for the rhyme, obviously. Sean Manaea and Jesus Luzardo should be back with the team within ten days and now’s the time to stash them. For thousands of years, Samoans were a persecuted people, due to their big bones. One Samoan, Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la told one reporter, “If you ordered a flank steak, and got a thick ribeye, you’d be elated,” then Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la got choked up, “But if you order a five-foot, six-inch man and get a 485-pound man wearing a grass skirt, they make fun of you.” Manaea, the one skinny Samoan in the world, doesn’t have this problem. He has control, not just appetite control.  He could have an under-2 BB/9, which should limit damage, just like his home park. I’m stashing him everywhere. Luzardo is a bit more of an upside gamble. He also has pinpoint control, and can strike out a ton of guys. There’s little to not like about Luzardo, except how he might be deployed in September and does he get enough starts to matter. Plus, roofies, those darn things. I’m stashing Luzardo too, but I’m not throwing brooches at him. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Will Smith – I just had a vision of the 2021 All-Star Game with Smith, Jazz Chisholm, Jeff McNeil and LeMahieu and having a meeting of DJ Jazz Jeff with Will Smith.

Francisco Mejia – Someone asked yesterday if I think Mejia is just a hot bat or if he can breakout still at the age of 23. 23 is young for a catcher. Yadier didn’t break out until he was 30. Mejia might not even break out by next year and still have time to become the best catcher in baseball, but it could absolutely happen. As for right now, he’s hot.

Yonder Alonso – On the 7-day Player Rater, Yonder was over all other 1st basemen who were under 50% owned.  So, they were under Yonder, which is a great philosophical question for yodelers.  “If everything is ‘over Yonder,’ what is under Yonder?”

Jon Berti – Not saying he would’ve been great but the Jays kept Berti in the minors for eight years and he had a season of 56 steals in the low minors, and 8/21/.314 in Triple-A, but the Jays really needed Brandon Drury getting at-bats. Baseball:  The only sport where you don’t field your best team.

Ryan McMahon – The Rockies are home a lot in the final six weeks. Ya know, MLB schedulers put Rockies home when the weather gets cold again. Brilliant stuff, fellas. Put A-1 sauce on your brain because that is a prime cut.

Luis Urias – If you’re a ‘buy Urias’ guy, we won’t judge you here. We’re accepting of all people.

J.D. Davis – Just gave you my J.D. Davis fantasy. It was written on a piece of paper, put into a bottle, cast into the ocean and found by someone on a deserted island who read the first line and said, “Who can read this chicken scratch? They should’ve typed it.”

Kyle Seager – Or as Momma Seager would say, “I should’ve named that other kid Borey-in-Fantasy.”

Ian Happ – True story alert! I saw three U-Hauls outside of my house the other day, and it turned out someone ordered me “posts” to put in front of “hype” for every time I mention Ian Happ. Whoever was so generous, thank you.

Edwin Rios – Looks like a straight NL-Only pickup for now since his strikeout rate in Triple-A was *eyes bulge out like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone movie* 34.4%.

Gavin Lux – We’re about two weeks away from his emergence as the Dodgers ignore their Lux cap.

Mike Tauchman – Recently gave you my Mike Tauchman fantasy. In it, I showed you who had the power.

Cameron Maybin – Worry a bit that now that the Yankees are done with the Orioles, Maybin (and other Yankees) are going to lose their shine, their luster, their…C’mon, thesaurus, give me a good one…their Estevez! Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have tried a synonym for Sheen.

Randal Grichuk – The grand gentleman, Randal Grichuk, who puts a tarp down over puddles for ladies to traipse over, has been extremely hot recently, but if that’s too showy, he can do less. Just say the word.

Teoscar Hernandez – Ever hear about the snail who had dreams of fame in Hollywood? It was five inches outside the city, took five months to get to Hollywood, five seconds to get rejected and five months to get back home, while its family cheered, “Watch the Teoscar go!”

Trent Thornton – Popular week for Blue Jays nobody wants to own. Thornton is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local karaoke bar.

Anthony DeSclafani – This is another Streamonator call. “I saw a young lady sing That’s What Friends Are For on Tuesday night and I was wondering if she wanted another friend. You don’t know who I’m talking about? Oh.”  Streamonator so sad!

Emilio Pagan – *loud whisper* Psst! Pagan is the Rays’ closer. He should be owned.

Archie BradleyDiamondbacks seem as committed to Bradley being their closer as they were to not making him their closer for the last two years. What changed? Therein lies the riddle wrapped in puzzle inside of Greg Holland’s signing.

Mark Melancon – What if the whole time Guy Fieri was telling us he was going to Flavor Town, as in a town is a boring mundane place, so he was going to add flavor? Flavor town as a verb and noun. Similarly, what if the Braves have been saying Melancon is the closer as in he’s closer to them when they’re saying it?

SELL

Jean Segura – If I did the ol’ Player A vs. Player B stats with Segura and any other player, you’d fall into a heap of tears screaming for your mommy to buy you Doritos and get out of her basement because you want your solitude. What’s that, you think you can withstand it? Okay, but I have my doubts. Here we go:  Player A:  62/11/48/.283/7 vs. Player B:  57/19/56/.274/4.  Player B is clearly better.  Player A is Jean Segura, Player B is Freddy Galvis. I told you that you couldn’t handle it! If you still have a trade deadline, then check the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, but this is a drop not a sell. And a buy on a bag of Cool Ranch, ma!

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Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

UGH! When you lose Mondesei, Tatis Jr, and Segura is a drop… Peraza time??

Kimby
Kimby
2 years ago

Stream one

Quantrill @ CIN
ReyLo @ MIN, vs TEX
Joe Ross @ PIT, @ CHC
Houser @ STL
Folty @ NYM
Allard VS LAA, @ CWS
Brock Burke vs LAA

avogt555
avogt555
2 years ago

1) Would you drop Boyd, Darvish, Lynn or Giolito for Quintana?
2) would you drop Tauchman for eloy or yaz?
3) thx!

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
2 years ago

NL Only 5×5 12 teamer building for next year.. would you give up Trea (can keep at $15 for just 1 more year) for Tatis who would be $5 next year and $15 each of the next 3 after that.

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
2 years ago

Logan Webb, SF, worth a flier in an NL Only 5×5 keeper league.. minimum bid is $5, is he worth it at that price

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I have $20 out pf $50 left.. if I don’t keep him .. And don’t mlwant him on my roster next year.. I’d have to buy him out.. costing me money off my $260 salary

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
2 years ago

I’m in a 10 team head to head league. We can keep up to 12 players and
I am currently in first place. I was offered a trade of Berrios for Paddack. The other owner is in a rebuild. Would you make that deal?

Thanks

Here’s my team.
C realmuto
1b Jose Abreu
2b DJ
3b Bregman
SS bogaerts
of JD
OF Soto
OF kepler
Util Rendon
Util Y. Gurriel
Bench – H. Dozier, F. Reyes, M. Smith, Domingo
SP – Sale, Bauer, Flaherty, Nola, Paddack, Maeda, Hendricks, Lester, Gallen, Wheeler
RP – Hand, Yates, Neris, Doolittle

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Eaton gotta be owned, right?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Should we be adding Bryan Shaw?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Who would you think closes things cause Wade Davis sucks

hondo
hondo
2 years ago

I guess Moose found out I was eyeing Kyle Seager this weekend.If the Brewers weren’t at @CIN and @Coors the final week of Septemeber I probably would have made the switch.
It’s nice having a bye locked up, I get my spinal surgery done then have almost 2 weeks to get off the dope before my playoffs start.You’ll probably want to ignore any of my posts the first 2 weeks of September.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! 2 weeks to go.Peace.

Glad
Glad
2 years ago

Tough day for Wood today. Do you see starting him next weekend @ PIT? H2h points

Max
Max
2 years ago

Blown save for Jimenez and another save for Melancon. We still like Jimenez over Melancon long-term or no?

Max
Max
Reply to  Max
2 years ago

Or would you add Hudson from that Nats? I just don’t trust Jimenez to get many save chances compared to the other guys.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 years ago

NL-Only H2H

Current CLs: Yates and Kimbrel
RPs: Albers, Strickland, J. Wilson.

A. Would you pick up B. Shaw, Rodney, or Jeffress over any of my RPs? I prefer guys most likely to get Saves. I’m guessing Show or Rodney over J. Wilson as Albers might get Save opps, and Strickland might be in the mix as well with Doo”very”little is on the IL, and D. Hudson has pitched a ton this year.

B. Please rank as possible replacements for Harper: Naylor, G. Cooper, Duvall, Hasely, and N. Walker

Quick Note: Naylor was holding his abdomen/rib cage during his most recent AB. Didn’t look comfortable, so I’d probably hold off on him until further notice.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
2 years ago

Update on Harper: He left due to dehydration. Phew!

Would you roster any from B. over Galvis or Longoria at this point? I would think Cooper if he gets everyday ABs. Not sure what the situation will be with Walker back.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
2 years ago

J. Garcia was also dropped. Closer Monkey has him at the top of the 3-man committee (Garcia, Quijada, Stanek) while FanGraphs has Garcia at the bottom.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So both Cooper and Duvall over Longoria and Galvis?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got it. I ended up dropping Longo for Moran since PIT and CIN are both playing tomorrow. I’ll pick up Cooper for Galvis tomorrow morning.

Duvall will probably get claimed off of waivers, and I don’t need his power right now for my next two match ups.

I went ahead and picked up Shaw for the upcoming road trip. He might be the next option with Davis’ beating today, and I’ll ride it till further notice.

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

It would have sounded ridiculous few weeks ago, but should I cut Hoskins for Marwin Gonzales or (if he’s healthy), JD Davis?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

How about Trauman vs Marwin or JD Davis?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Tauchman (not close enough, I guess).

To me, he’s typical of a guy who has an initial unexpected early hot stretch and really isn’t that good. I had him on all four of my teams; one cut so far (for Mallex).

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you agree that we may have seen his best (Baltimore has gone until 2020) and that he could be reasonably dropped for JD Davis or Marwin?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you agree that we may have seen his best (Baltimore has gone until 2020) and that he could be reasonably dropped for JD Davis or Marwin?

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

Hey Grey! SON really hates Nola @ BOS next week (negative $4). Would you start both Odorizzi v CWS ($20.4) and Plesac v KC ($12.4) over Nola?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

I know it’ll be a guess, but if/when do you expect my ex-pitchers (still unclaimed to return.
– Robby Ray
– Snell
– Doolittle

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So you think all may have value (and viable to stash Doolittle and Ray)?

Snell, Ion the other hand, would then be on a pitch count with no more than 1,2 useful starts?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 years ago

I was thinking the same thing, but I tend to analyze too much.

Thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 years ago

NL-Only H2H

My pitching is: 2 W, 55 Ks and 5.20/1.30
His ERA/WHIP is : 3W, 20 Ks and 5.06/1.31

He is starting Gonsolin @ATL and Vargas vs. SD.

I am debating starting Wood vs. STL. SON has him at -7.6, but there’s a chance he still pitches better than 5.20/1.30 to lower my ratios. Since Ws are a stretch, and there are no need for Ks, should I sit him?l

I also have RPs: Yates, Kimbrel (if activated), Phelps, Albers, and J. Wilson.

John
John
2 years ago

Would you start Quantrill @ CIN this week? (H2H points)

Danny
Danny
2 years ago

Sup grey
Any idea for Aquino # of homers expectations in a full season in 2020?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, please select top 3 starts?
Mckay home vs Sea
Hamels home vs SF
Matz home vs Clev
Paddack at Cincy
Caleb at Atl
Maeda home vs Tor
Marquez at Stl

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Looking ahead to first week of H2H playoffs. Scrounged hard to represent with my SP’s after losing Carrasco and Montas during the season. Unfortunately this looms for three of my WW pickups.

Gallen vs Dodgers
Yarbrough @ Astro’s (facing Verlander)
Lamet vs Dodgers.

Of the three I can only see starting Gallen even though Yarbrough looks like an ace recently. I could just drop Lamet to stream, sit Yarbrough and start Gallen. Wise or unwise?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Lamet is at home, as is Gallen. Yarbrough is the only road dog.
The other decision I’ve got to make is what to do with Lucchesi during the first week of playoff season. He has a juicy matchup @SF that week. It just seems he is really slacking off to end the season. He basically a slower version of John Means right now.

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. Lamet pitched good yesterday in Philly. The HR he gave up to Realmuto was a fastball that he missed bad with. The rest of the way he was pretty filthy.

Gallens ability to keep the ball in the yard is unbelievable. A 7% HR/FB rate in the year of the happy fun ball is remarkable. I’m sure there’s a fair share of luck in that but might as well ride it through.

Con
Con
2 years ago

Would you start Means vs KC tomorrow in a points league?

Wox
Wox
2 years ago

Would you add Albers or Jimenez for saves?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

So far in the second half of the season this player has a:

15% Walk rate 22.7% line drive rate 33.3% HR/FB rate 54.7% Hard hit rate- and hits on a good team.

The strikeout rate is always bad but it just doesn’t scare me off from the plate production. Get Miguel Sano, the sooner the better.

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up! I’m ramping up for the end of the season, and mostly concerned for making the championship and adding studs or stashing valuable players.

I’m in a redraft 10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 category league:

Batters and pitchers available:
-Mike Yazstremski
-Kevin Pillar
-Ramon Laureano (just dropped)
-Adam Civale
-Logan Webb
-Mike Pineda

A few of my batters/pitchers… do you make any moves?
-Tauchman
-Kingery
-Brian Anderson
-Steve Matz
-Aaron Sanchez
-Yonny Chirinos (you think he comes back and makes
Any sort of impact?)

Thanks!!

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Limping into our 12 teamer h2h playoffs. Trading C Santana for Sale two weeks ago the latest twist of the knife. “You stole him” became “he is done”.

Need to make some fundamental decisions with my staff. Holds and saves are separate categories. I was punting saves using Lugo and N Anderson for holds. But, ya know, The Mets! So can not tell if I should stay the course or switch gears and figure Lugo will get more saves and add closers (closers in waiting). Or add Strickland for holds and possible closer role down the stretch. Ugh

My staff:
Morton, Bieber, Castillo, Berrios, Paddack and Lucchesi
Anderson and Lugo

Wire: Jimenez, LeClerc, Oberg, Strickland, Dyson, Knitzler, Diekman, Duffey,

Archer, Gibson, J Gray (any better than Lucchesi?)

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! I feel better about adding bullpen support around Lugo and Anderson than rolling the dice with those other starters. Now just need to decide on saves v holds guys.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grabbed Strickland and LeClerc.

Both risky but both have had their moments as closers. Last three weeks they have looked solid. Hudson and Jimenez still on the wire if they falter.

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for the help. Oddly enough, owners dropped both Melancon and Rogers today. No doubt the Twins bullpen is fluid but I was surprised. Stay with Strickland, LeClerc, Lugo and Anderson or swap Rogers for one? I can’t add Melancon as I think he will hand that over soon enough.

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
2 years ago

Grey,

5×5 Category 10 Team OBP Keeper League

Better stash for next year G. Lux or D. Swanson? I presently have both but was thinking about dropping one for M. Yas…

Also, A. Houser, D. Lamet or K. Gibson ROS?

Thank you in advance.

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you keep Swanson too then or pick up Yaz?

Lastly, is K. Tucker a stash or utilize a player like M. Yas or M. Tauchman? I presently have M. Tauchman and K. Tucker but thinkingabout dropping Tucker for Yas.

Thanks again Grey! Its great that you and this site are available even on weekends for your loyal followers.

The Other JC
The Other JC
2 years ago

The bot loves Canning v Cease and the WSox. Quality start even. Having a hard time pulling the trigger on him given his short outings. Trust it or try Martin Perez at Texas (Lynn). Neither seem good but tied for QS and Wins this week. Ratios do not matter.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Are we running to pick up Daniel Hudson and Matt Albers?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Dang it – I missed on Albers but I got Hudson

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I think Hudson might have more chances just cause Doolittle himself admitted to feeling less than 100% so I think at the very least Hudson is in on days after Doolittle pitches

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

We will find out this week – Doolittle is on the IL

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Are we running to pick up Daniel Hudson and Matt Albers?

Wox
Wox
2 years ago

Doolittle melts down again… drop him for Jimenez or Melancon

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
2 years ago

cooper woke up again, been dead for probably at least a month.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

oh yeah, that probably explains all of it, i forgot that (while somehow also having it VERY aware in my mind of berti @ COL, along with b.anderson)

Bax
Bax
2 years ago

Rank em (h2h points)

Marwin
Sano
McMahon
JD Davis

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Bax
2 years ago

jd davis first if not longer term hurt, sano can’t be super high from the K’s (assuming standard points type league, but obv HR upside puts him i’d think ahead of mcmahon, until i went and looked at his last few days), marwin probably has the highest floor and lowest ceiling.
the shallower the league the lower marwin would be, deeper higher. sano when hot and in shallow league could be 1st too.
davis, mcmahon (while at home, on road he’s at least 1 slot lower), sano, marwin

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 years ago

thank you razzball (starting with ralph maybe 2 years ago, def last year) for telling us to stash y.alvarez for dynasties. i think i only have him in 2 but good god i can’t think of any rookie coming up that wasn’t already a top end drafted guy doing this well ever this fast, this steadily. standard lists outside of prospects live (ralph and friends) or mike here this year had him FAR lower since the “defensive weaknesses” (i.e. horrible at defense, but it’s in the AL so if HOU doesn’t give a shit why should we anyway). p.alonso was also dozens of slots lower than he should’ve been in no small amount of lists since he’s a 1B only guy, but NOT mike (here) nor prospects live.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 years ago

funniest part is about 1.5 or so months ago when i was having to sell off one of eloy/alvarez/blackman (the latter was probably the hottest hitter in the world at this exact timeframe, but far older of course and the steals left the building a while ago) in a 20 teamer NOBODY went after alvarez. i clearly wanted to sell blackman out of that group and did. one bad part, now i have 2 LF only guys at most (hopefully alvarez doesn’t end up with only DH in yahoo, but obviously should)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
2 years ago

it’s that sale time of year again….

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Sale, Carrasco, Stanton, Lauerano, the beat goes on.

Anyone else hating the changes on the espn app? Why change it so late in the year?

Wox
Wox
2 years ago

Need one for Roto

Sano
Yaz
JD Davis
Pence
Arraez
Happ
Kyle Seager

Bondo
Bondo
2 years ago

Choose one in a points league

JD Davis
Franmil
Marwin
Sano
Pence
Happ

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
2 years ago

11 tm keeper roto. Was just approached with Freddie Freeman and Noah/Sale for Bellinger.

Guessing no-brainer if it is Sale over Noah or would you hold Bellinger?

hankg
hankg
2 years ago

If Suarez is out for any extended period, who is the best replacement – McMahon, M. Gonzalez, Sano, JD Davis or B. Anderson? Thanks.

Nicholas Grubbs
Nicholas Grubbs
2 years ago

Two questions for my H2H weekly lineup league.

First, would you drop Travis d’Arnaud for Will Smith for this coming week (21)? TB has 7 games this week against two weak rotations but LAD Smith has been “hot schomato”

Two, would you drop Sean Doolittle for Emilio Pagan? Both teams are in the hunt for the wild card but Doolittle has been so inconsistent and the Pagan usage is up in the air….

Thanks Grey

Nicholas Grubbs
Nicholas Grubbs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! Have a fantastic remainder of your weekend!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 years ago

Grey, shallow 5×5 roto league, im over the projected innings limit by a little, so i can bench guys no problem. with that being the case, would you bench any of the following today? my team is well ahead in Wins, so really im just looking to get Ks and not get ratios blown up.
– Marquez vs MIA (SON$15)
– Berrios @ TEX ($12)
– Ryu @ ATL ($9)

Thanks Grey!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

that’s what i figured. thanks for everything Grey, have a good weekend, well at least until i bug you with more annoying shallow league questions!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 years ago

Hey Grey, 5×5 shallow roto Keeper league, a team out of contention has been trying to get my $1 Tatis Jr. from me all season. No interest from me in trading Tatis up until now with the injury. My team is pretty comfortably in first and has been for a bit, but you can never get too comfy in a shallow roto lg until its over. i do have a great and full list of keepers (we can keep up to 10 players, various salary rules but I have Vlad, Tatis, Mondesi, Hiura and Giolito all as $1-$2 keepers and Lindor, Bryce, Springer, Rizzo, Buehler, Nola, Whit, Darvish all as relatively cheap keepers in this league in the $10-$15 range). okay, without more context, thoughts on these potential trades?
– my $1 Tatis for $1 Bichette and $20 Bieber ($20 is definitely a decent price, definite keeper for next year or two)
– my $1 Tatis for $3 Eloy and $20 Bieber

even though I have a pretty decent shot at winning without trading Tatis, I think I should move him to help guarantee championship this year if Im getting a really good return. which leads me to these questions:

1) should i deal Tatis for either Bichette or Eloy and Bieber? OR should the motto be ‘dont trade Tatis, he is too elite in a keeper’?
2) if i make the deal, who do you like more ROS Bichette or Eloy? Does that answer change in a keeper league?

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
2 years ago

Who would we rather own Melancon or Oberg? Thanks!

Max
Max
2 years ago

Are you starting Marquez vs Mia or Plesac @ NYY today in a points league?

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

Keeper league, I’ve got to take Story over Hader and Castellanos, right? Thanks.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Ben
2 years ago

How about J-Ram over Hader and Castellanos? This is a 12 team keep 10.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Ben
2 years ago

If L. Castillo is included on the Hader side, is that paying too much for either JRam or Story?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

James McCann or Christian Vazquez?

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Grey,

Dynasty team Pitchers

Hamels, Lucchesi and Alex Young would be expendable
i can Get Ed Rodriquez, Heaney , Desclafani over them
and
RP Archie Bradley (ARI) over Nick Goody would be an evidence
or Derek LAW (TOR) or Jimenez (DET)or LEclerc (TEX)?

Hitters : Kris Davis has been a pain to own this season, would you drop him to activate Lourdes Gurriel next week?

Bath
Bath
2 years ago

Choose one to replace JD Davis

Brian Anderson
Arraez
Yas
Tauchman
Kingery

Watts
Watts
2 years ago

Stream one for next week (H2H points)

Quantrill @ CIN
Wood @ PIT
Means vs KC, vs TB

Wax
Wax
2 years ago

Would you drop JD Davis and Tauchman for any 2 of the following (H2h points)

McMahon
Franmil
Marwin

Wax
Wax
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Who would you rather add first out of Franmil and McMahon, and who would you drop first out of Tauch and Davis?

Wax
Wax
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It looks like Davis should be fine. So drop Tauch for McMahon?

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
2 years ago

H2H 12 team 6×6 OBP league.
My DL are full are we dropping Stanton and Dahl now? Maybe even Mondesi?

Not in dire need of players, but would stash manana or Jesus in their spots.

brett
brett
2 years ago

Need some roster help: 12 team daily league with holds and OPS as extra categories. We use QS instead of wins.
C: Ramos
1b: P Alonso
2b: Baez
SS: Machado
3b: Urshela
MI Muncy
CI Bellinger
OF Acuna, Hoskins, Mallex, Domingo Santana, Bennitendi
Util: Currently Empty

SP: Paddack, Flaherty, Bieber, Gallen
RP with SP eligibility: Hendriks, Lugo, C Mart
RP: Pressly, Gallegos, Chapman, Jansen, Bradley
IL: Dahl, Laureano, Snell, Tatis, Snell

This is a keeper league and FA can be kept for 5 so if I cut someone they can be a keeper. I need a hitter though with tatis going on the IL. I have a comfortable lead in all hitting counting categories over 2nd. I have the following leads:

Runs 33
HR 59
RBI 91
SB 11

I’m close to gaining points in Holds and K’, but can also lose points in holds. I have an 18 roto point lead over second in the standings.

My questions is do you see someone to cut for a hitter or with my lead would you wait on Laureano? I probably would pick up Mazara, K Seager or Meijia

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  brett
2 years ago

I forgot I have Kimbrel on my bench and we only have 3 IL spots so I currently have one of the IL guys on my bench too

Tom Markham
Tom Markham
2 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: C.Seager or Bichette?
Thanks!

Tom Markham
Tom Markham
2 years ago

Hi Grey, h2h pts for ROS: Bichette or Corey Seager?
Thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Choo or Kingery?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks,

Kinda cyclopsing this Emmanuel Clase dude in Texas. 101 mph cutter sounds illegal.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

RE: Berti

Damn – not the offensive explosion in that Rockies game right? Looks like the Marlins blew their offensive load yesterday v. Dodgers

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

RE: Edwin

The GS that wasn’t… he gets a 2nd chance… i think he’ll serve it up though

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Prayer circle for JD Davis legging out an infield single and getting pinch ran for – something was tweaked there

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

I have JD and Ender

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

what was funny/not funny was i saw him run and i said to myself, “i think he’s hurt” and then the Mets pinch ran for him and the announcers were saying the Mets wanted more speed, but then changed their tune when they saw the replay and said they saw JD grimace

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
2 years ago

More high scores today.

Question – Luis Castillo — 4.1 innings/8run/8ER.

Why are the managers keeping the SP so long to get shelled??

Don’t get it w/ all the RP on the teams. Please advise back Grey. Thanks.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorilla
2 years ago

Juiced balls, etc, etc, but something seems different now–weird strike zone from the umps?
Salary cap on SP from the Boras agents??

Gigorillas
Gigorillas
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey.

SP will be more in demand for next year’s rankings.

Random hopes that SP ranked 30-75 can carry a staff are dashed w/ juiced balls and random Kzones.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

got that 10-4, but w/ traditional cats, gonna be hard.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorillas
2 years ago

Gonna need top 15 healthy types

Gigorillas
Gigorillas
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Long shots 4sure. The SP mess this year is a mess. Only a couple breakouts, and several deplendables (sic), otherwise a crap shoot.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorillas
2 years ago

Is that a new one — “Deplendable”??

Like it a lot.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Laughing at myself at that one — Deplendables 1,2,3–
a bunch of stud fantasy bloggers looking to start a beginning —- of a conspiracy theory.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey — please add that or use that one — glad to contribute

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Jason Statham/ Verlander could be the new Deplendable.

Cool.

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Drop Domingo Santana for Will Smith?

I have ozuna Blackmon bellinger marte s castellanos

I do own Vazquez as a catcher now

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

2-1 game. Pittsburgh used Felipe Vazquez in 8th — and used Kena in 9th.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Pittsburgh up 1-0. 2 on and 1 out. Came in to face Tony Kemp (Lefty), who tripled in 2 runs. Vazquez got out of the inning; then Kena pitched 9th and got the win when Pittsburgh scored 2 in bottom of inning.

So perhaps it was to get a (difficult) 5 out save.

Co
Co
2 years ago

It’s official. May is coming out of the bullpen. Time to cut bait?

Kyle Eberth
Kyle Eberth
2 years ago

Logan Webb tomorrow vs Arizona?

muskysmell
muskysmell
2 years ago

Carson Kelly or Francisco Mejia?