It’s always hard to know if a major league manager is being sly or stupid. Guessing stupid gets you right at least 75% of the time, sly is 24%. This time Maddon might be in the 1%. Maddon seemed to indicate Jo Adell was nowhere on the radar. Was he being sly, stupid or the rare 1%? The 1% happens when someone is injured and a prospect just needs to be called up twisting the manager’s arm. Thankfully, it wasn’t Shohei Ohtani’s arm that was twisted; enough has happened to that. So, Jo Adell was called up, seemingly to replace Brian Goodwin (hopefully). Prospect Itch wrote about 1,000 words on Jo Adell at his Jo Adell fantasy (which included Luis Robert — hum-ma-na). I wrote a few Jo Adell preseason outlook posts — one last year, one during shutdown. If you’re the type who doesn’t want to look at long-form writing and prefers a quick, “Give me the Cliff Notes, dude. I ain’t got time for work.” Pick him up. Everywhere. He’s. So. Good. I’m Giving. Him. The. One. Sentence. Treatment. For. Emphasis. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – Diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 forearm strain. Grade 1 is bad; Grade 2 is significant; Grade 3 is “What’s Dr. Andrews doing online shopping for Ferraris while I’m in his office?” This ends Ohtani’s pitching for this season, which is actually a good thing for fantasy. In my opinion (which is what you get at Razzball, so I’m not sure why I’m pointing it out), Ohtani is much more valuable as only a hitter. When can he hit again with a forearm strain? I don’t know, I’m, get this, not a doctor. He can hit with the strain, hopefully soon.

Nomar Mazara – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL and pinch-hit. Not to get in the business of real life GM’ing like every nerd on Twitter — we’re fantasy baseball nerds, not real baseball nerds; big difference! — but the White Sox should trade Mazara for a solid, if unremarkable starter like Mike Fiers.

Luis Robert – 1-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals (2, 3), hitting .350. *picking petals from a daisy* Lou Bob loves me, he loves me a lot, he loves me, he loves me a lot…Oh my God, it’s a lot!

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .351. He’s averaging around .410 BABIP across two seasons. Essentially that means, he’s hitting bloopers to the 2nd baseman, a squirrel is jumping up and biting the 2nd baseman’s nuts, and the ball is falling in for a single. For two years.

Carlos Rodon – Left with shoulder soreness. Rodon him obsolete.

Leury Garcia – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .364. Find a hotter schmotato, I’ll wait (I won’t wait).

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 2 ER as he was activated from the IL. B.A. Brokeass.

Shelby Miller – Opted out of playing this year. Coincidentally, teams also opted out of playing him.

Eddy Alvarez – Called up and will play 2nd base the rest of the season for the Marlins. Last year, he went 12/12/.323 in Triple-A, but, before we start touching each other’s nipples at what could be, he’s 30 years old and a little past his sell-by date. Fine in NL-Only leagues. Also, playing for the Miami Misfit Toys will be:  Jordan Yamamoto, Jorge Guzman, Nick Vincent, Josh Smith, Ryan Lavarnway, Logan Forsythe, Justin Shafer, Richard Bleier, James Hoyt, Brian Moran, and Mike Morin. I believe a few of those were made up. You can sorta see they ran out of made-up names towards the end:  “Um, Moran and…Morin. Yeah, that’s the ticket.” Not sure who needs to hear this, but strip clubs and casinos aren’t clean when there’s no pandemic. Can’t players sneak off to a car wash? By the way, Marlins say they left their hotel only to get milk. They should get Melky Cabrera to build them a website that says in giant Geocities font, “The Marlins hotel doesn’t carry milk.”

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, returning from the IL as he tested negative for Covid and positive for the Triple Crown!

Nick Senzel – Scratched due to a sprained finger. Maybe stop scratching!

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. Looks like the Greek God of Hard Contact didn’t need Chicago or the Billy Goat Tavern to unleash his long distance disco flies.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80 vs. Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Give me all the shares of both of these pitchers. Please, Zach Plesac (almost palindrome!) and my boy, Sonny Gray — muah!

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .324. Imagine not loving this guy. Every morning I wake, put lipstick on my index finger and thumb and hand kiss Nomar Onaerual on my mirror.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Wanted Montas in the preseason, but don’t think I own him in any league. Any league at least where I need to change the lineup. I’ve forgotten more Best Ball leagues than you’ve drafted.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .125. Damn, he looks terrible, or slightly better than Pete Alonso.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Wow, a scientist just handed me this stack of note paper saying this was the formula for the Covid vaccine. I better take extra special care with it, so I’m going to casually leave it by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Don’t reward Bud Black for being stupid and playing Owings over Hampson! C’mon, karma, use your power for evil!

Jairo Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save in as many games, ERA at 1.69. He appears to be the closer, but show me a Jairo and a pitcher in Coors, and I will write you a tragedy.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333. Here’s me holding a bat signed by his grandfather, as I make my pitch to the Marlins.

Chadwick Tromp – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. No, it makes no sense and, yes, his name will never stop making me laugh, but a hot schmotato in Coors? To see what you need to do, you don’t need a diploma from Tromp University.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .300. Feels like he has Gleyber’s voodoo magic this year. Hit that curveball, Jobu-shela!

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA 2.55. MLB screaming to the heavens, “Send us a sign if you don’t think it’s safe to play baseball!” *pandemic, hurricanes* MLB, “Nothing, huh?”

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .412. Mea culpa, my glow-stick-toting DJ brethen. I get it. You are having a career renaissance and it wasn’t just last year. You don’t have to keep proving me wrong.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Damn, I almost made him a batty call, but I didn’t pull the trigger. Gardner appears to be a hot schmotato, but the Yankees are off today, and you can’t hold someone like him in daily leagues without a game. Pick him up right before his Wednesday doubleheader.

Spencer Howard – Under consideration to start Sunday vs. the Braves. You have to know how aggressive you need to be to grab him in your league; he could be the best starter called up this year. Which could mean 40 IP of ace pitching, or one start then the Phils need to sit out for 3 weeks. Ya know, 2020.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. They call him Bruce! (Because that’s his name.)

Rich Hill – Hit the IL with shoulder soreness. It is a modern wonder of the world that Rich Hill can ever get out of bed without hurting himself.

Lewis Thorpe – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.12. Twins’ rookie, Thorpe, throws 89 MPH. More like Lewis Twerp! I owned him! High-five me! No? Okay. He gets by with offspeed stuff, and usually has solid command, but none of it has connected yet. Can cyclops, but I’d be worried about a roofie until we see more.

Cole Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he played center field. Irrelevant for fantasy, but the Pirates taking who is a solid prospect because of his glove at short, and moving him to the outfield so they can start Erik Gonzalez is just the kind of move you expect from the Pirates.

Alec Mills – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.38. I nearly streamed him, but couldn’t pull the trigger. Streamonator has him lined up for this weekend vs. the Cards so we’ll see if that even happens.

Rowan Wick – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00 and his 2nd save. Will you look at this? It’s almost like there’s normalcy with closers. Except for the fact that Wick pitched in the 8th, which was likely unnecessary and now he’ll be too tired to go again today, so David Ross will prolly go back to Kimbrel to confuse the mound with a Port-a-Potty.

Trent Grisham – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .293. I’ve been telling you to get this guy for the last eight months, and that’s not an exaggeration.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .282. Two scientists in a lab look up from their test tubes. “It can’t be right.” “But we’ve done the calculations dozens of times and each time it tells us the same…” They look at each other, and simultaneously say, “…To stop Covid, Wil Myers has to win the NL MVP.”

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .279. FTJ! Fun the Jewels fast!

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.65. The Padres are such a fun club. I could watch them all day, except when they’re in my market and games are blacked out! Eff you, MLB!

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .240. I know he’s been struggling, but I wasn’t sure how badly. After I saw he homered, I looked at his numbers. Struggling? He’s hitting almost a hundred points better than Pete Alonso!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Get hot, you bastage!

Mike Soroka – Torn Achilles and done for the season. Something I said in one of the 1st podcasts we recorded when the season started back up, and something I still haven’t heard much about: It’s not just Covid, none of these guys have had the proper ramping up to the season, and they’re all prone to injuries. Not just Rich Hill.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .400. Let’s hope he gets traded to Arizona at some point just for the giggles of hearing the French Terminator, d’Arnaud say, “I’ll be d’back.”

Amed Rosario – Left with quad tightness. Why do injuries have to happen on Monday right after lineups lock? Like we don’t have enough players not playing. Andres Gimenez could see some short-term playing time, and is likely better with the bat than Amed, but I don’t own him! In fairness, Gimenez might just be good for some steals and an occasional home run (for this year).

Robinson Cano – Out with groin tightness. Sounds like an issue with his pants.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.12. He’s now hitting a new high of 101 MPH regularly. Amazing how much hot air from the fans was slowing down his fastball.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .219. Fun fact! His full name is Wilson R Amos Cookies. He’s named after his belly.

Jack FlahertyCards/Tigers four-game series was postponed as I supposed it would. Much like the antibodies, the DET-STL just wasn’t in the Cards.

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The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

for all those people in redrafts with saves only that overpaid on n.anderson’s hype he’s about to get a save here likely (well that or really f up)

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Did Madrigal break his wrist? Looked like it.

Press F to pay respects.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You are my fantasy father. I cannot.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Jo Adell debut forthcoming though! In a game against Kyle Lewis! Don’t lose heart. There is better baseball on the near horizon!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What was that can Trout drank out of after his dinger in his first at bat as a father? Looked like a beer, but it couldn’t have been. Could it?

NotLaRockakis
NotLaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I would suggest illegally streaming on a certain website that I’ve used for the past 5 years, but…

Slide in my DM’s for deets?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

In 5 years nobody will remember Adell’s first at bat was an infield single. A hit is a hit!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I’ve had FOUR days this season where my team has hit over .200 – and of those the best was .269. Jesus.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Aguilar or Luzardo?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Of guys that I actually drafted, Vasquez is hitting .314, Lindor .229 and no one else over .200!

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

Cleveland having a big inning! An error, three walks and an infield hit-here we go! I love 2020 MLB offenses!!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I don’t think I have seen any player that has fallen off like Benintendi – on the cusp of hitting that next level in his 3rd year in the league, and instead takes 2 steps back and just looks lost

I was thinking maybe Hank Blalock but I don’t think Blalock was as good as Benintendi – i think he also started off well enough and then fell off around the same time (3rd/4th year in the league)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You got a better comp? It’s just so strange what I’m seeing from Benintendi – i just remember last season when I was able to snag him and Story back to back and being so excited

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Blalock! Now there’s a name from the past.

leon
leon
1 year ago

Gurriel jr/teoscar or verdugo/puig. 6×6 ..std+holds/walks dynasty league 16 man

thanks

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 year ago

Yinz watch them Bucs dahn there?! Ha, straight trash homie.

So it’s been a while…(3) how are things? How about that RA album? Not bad, I only like about every song.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I haven’t been listening to anything new at all. And I’ve fallen so far behind in everything TV related. I liked Avenue 5

Actually haven’t been too bad. All things considered, this year has been my best in a few ha. No big news

Still dominating my dynasty league. What, two weeks before the season is cancelled? Call 3 tops.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My brother told me to watch that too. Ok, I’ll get on it.

I like your positivity

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 tm OBP/HR/RBI/R/SB/TB

short term replacement for Donaldson at 3B: T Frazier, Evans, Bote, Ruiz (if healthy), Wendle, Asdrubal, Camargo

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Merril Kelly or Bassitt ?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

Would you trade Garrett Richards and DeSclafani for bassitt?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sweet. Would you trade Richards and kikuchi for Bassitt as well? Thanks for the advice today btw posted like 5 questions and you answered them all

Is That A Wet Rag In Your Pocket or...
Is That A Wet Rag In Your Pocket or...
1 year ago

My baseball wishes: I wish the NL DH stays forever, I wish Puig would join the Padres, I wish Jason Giambi and Ryan Howard would sign with the Miami Covid Scab Squad and rotate between DH and 1st. I wish Kenny Powers was a real reliever. I wish the Red Sox would admit that Francona wasn’t the problem. I wish Cleveland would admit that Francona isn’t the problem…wait is Francona the problem?

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

Anyone you would drop to stow Stroman? Just saw that yahoo increased the number of IL slots due to COVID. Sano also just got dropped in my league.

12-team, 10-cat ROTO redraft
C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Albies; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Walker (or Voit); Bench Voit (or Walker)
SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, Desclafani, Turnbull, C.Javier
RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly, Wick

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How come? You’re not buying Turnbull’s start and DeSclafani’s 2019? Or is it more about their next starts, with Turnbull’s being postponed and DeSclafani’s coming @MIL?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Wil Myers gonna be league MVP! He’s hot! Let’s rest him today against the team we will be fighting against in the west!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nah, his real competition is Iron Man Chris Owings. I think he has a shot to catch Cal.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I have 3 starters going tonight:
Matt Shoemaker (TOR) @ ATL
Max Scherzer (WAS) vs. NYM
Cristian Javier (HOU) @ ARI

Scherzer is a no-brainer start, but what about the other two?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

HAHA, Shelby Miller blurb!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I guess you know what you’re getting when you draft Sano, but Jesus.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

SON is pretty lukewarm on Gibson @OAK tomorrow – whaddayoureckon?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

14 teamer with QS it’s probably worth a shot, right?

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Yahoo really is the absolute worst! They removed the Not Active tag from Adell last night even though he still hasn’t been officially activated so I couldn’t make other moves in the interim.

It seems like they are actually regressing if that is possible.

Sorry …Rant over!

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Worst part is that they got rid of the forums so there is no way to even complain or let them know there is an issue anymore.

3 days a week I see my entire team is benched on Yahoo. I should know better by now but I still get queasy. LOL

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago
hondo
hondo
1 year ago

The Pirates announcers picked up on something interesting.When Musgrove is pitching,the Twins blare raucous music at every opportunity.When Berrios is pitching it’s all crickets(except the fake crowd noise).

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Geez-now they pulled the players off the field because there’s a drone buzing the stadium.The Twins should forfeit and Musgrove should get a 9-0 win.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

They actually called New York for advice.It’s all over now though.Bizarre game.I’m kinda glad I started Musgrove just for the laughs.My poor ERA though.

183414
183414
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

That disgraceful. Faulk the Twinkies !!!

SF
SF
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

What should I max bid from my FAAB to grab Adell? I have 2 moves per week and $85 dollars left till end of the season. Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry just to clarify what is the dollar amount you think would be good. $5? $10 Thanks again!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Start/ Bench G. Marquez tonight at home vs. SF?

thank you again

Jays for days
Jays for days
1 year ago

5×5 obp keeper league, no draft next year.

My trout for his gleyber and marte(ketel)

Which side?

Jays for days
Jays for days
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks my man.

Another one, trout or bregman and glasnow

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

Start/Sit Lament vs LA tonight? Thanks!

JP
JP
1 year ago

Stream Lopez today and drop Burnes or Mills?

Also, would you pickup Edwin or Hays over Hilliard or Hampson?

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry-Edwin Encarnacion

Billy Jean
Billy Jean
1 year ago

If you were silly enough (like me) to play in a Yahoo points league and owned Ohtani as a P for $1 until 2022…..would you drop him, trade him or leave him on your bench taking up a roster spot? Playing for this year.

If I trade him then the person who gets him from me owns him for $1 until 2021. (Covid keeper rules for this year only).

Essentially little value for me this year but more in the future. Less value for anyone I trade him to.

Was offered Pomeranz ($1 X 2).

Frustrated that he won’t go on the IL.

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

Patino worth a grab in a standard league for Ks and ratios? Or good change I could get roofie’d?

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Word

detroit696969
detroit696969
1 year ago

Grey got an interesting factoid for you.

Saw you compare Adell to young Upton earlier. That made me wonder how many bags he has.

He just hit his 300th homer and is 3 bags away from 300/150 club. He would be just the 39th member of that club in the modern era. Here are some other names in that club ordered from most homers to least. (Some of these names are 300/300 guys).

Barry/Bobby Bonds, Hank Aaron, Mays, Griffey, Sammy, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jacksoin, Mike Schmidt, Mantle, Sheffield, Chipper, Canseco, Yaz, Bagwell, Vlad Sr., Beltran, Andruw Jones, Soriano, Walker, Torii, Granderson, Braun, Strawberry, George Brett.

I left out a few more obscure names, but some other interesting names in there to me were Hunter, Grandy, and Braun. Upton has had a very solid career even though I really don’t view him anywhere near the greatest in the game’s history. Thought you might be interested in this because I couldn’t find a list of 300/150 club guys. Cheers.

detroit696969
detroit696969
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s really true. He was nasty that year.

I always loved the “Uptown” sign the DBacks put in the second deck of their park. Thought that was cool marketing.

DLev45
DLev45
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers)

Pitching Staff:

SPs:
Cole
Buehler
Clevinger
Urias
Stripling
May
Ray
Pearson

RPs:
Jansen
Kintzler
Pressly

Bench bats:
Biggio/Madrigal, Happ, Kyle Tucker

Top Starters on the wire: Bassitt, Mize, Howard, Canning

Top Closers/potentials on the wire: Sulser, Williams(SEA), Drake, Burdi, Watson, Goody

What moves are you making to bolster the pitching?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
1 year ago

Also Kikuchi

Billy Angle
Billy Angle
1 year ago

Please rank

Civale-Houser-Plesac
Thank you

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Again, I disagree. Civale.

hankp
hankp
1 year ago

Grey – I need to cut bait on a RP to make room for Austin Meadows in my 15 team 5×5. Would you hold Mychal Givens or Diego Castillo?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

Got Merrill kelly for lucchesi and DeSclafani felt I won the trade right?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Good afternoon!

Finally not so busy and can come in to do more than read! Fantastic stuff all season and I am loaded up with guys I heard here first!

Who is the drop with Austin Meadows being activated (10 Tm redraft roto, counting batter Ks):

Carlson
Monte
Didi
Robbie Ray (rest of staff is Giolito, Fried, Lynn, Sonny, Stripling)
One of my closers: Wick, Bass, Workman
Teoscar
Kyle Lewis

Thanks!

183414
183414
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Carlson going to make Gray eat his your words. I’d rather have Carlson than any of the players listed. Including that stiff Ray.
Including Kyle Lewis, the GOAT.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Dynasty offer that has changed since yesterday. 10 team keeper with 7×5 obp categories.

My Ketel, Grisham and K. Lewis for JD Martinez, Muncy and Adell

Which side you got?

Thanks,
LG

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

The Tromp blurbs never get old! TROMP/H.PENCE 2020!

-16tm keep forever better NA Stash. Brendan Rodgers, Vidal Bruhan, A.Kiriloff?
– Same league trade j.bell/r.stripling for j.abreu? I own bell but dont want to. Kept him bc he was $4. I have ZERO faith in him ESP with that lineup and I have a win now team (currently 2nd and have pretty deep SP. )
Appreciate you still bringing the content with covid szn upon us.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

I’m assuming the Rockies will sign the likes of Matt Stairs or Jeff Conine to block B.Rodgers.

detroit696969
detroit696969
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I need roster spots to take Soto off the IL and I’d like to pick up Spencer Howard.

My roto league is OPS, SV + H

Hitters: El Gary, Freeman, Mcneil, Gio Urshela, FTJ , Caste, Grisham, Yaz, Albombso, Cruz

BN:
Donaldson (Calf Ouchie), Teoscar, Adell

IL:
Soto

Pitchers: Clevinger, Glasnow, Plesac, Matz, Tanaka, Chatwood, Eovaldi (streamer spot), Rogers, Workman, Romo

I can let go of Eovaldi after today. I’d really like to not drop any of my hot hitters (i.e Gio, Teoscar, Grisham Yaz) but I don’t know how I open up a spot for Soto. Is Tanaka droppable? I’m worried it’ll take him too many starts to ramp up to 100 pitch outings.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

What the heck do I do with Corbin Burnes? is he a drop at this point? Doin nothing for me.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hello Jonathan Hernandez… ugh haha

G
G
1 year ago

Thoughts on Vlad Guerrero moving for this year and next? I’m considering trading My Snell for Vlad Jr in my keeper league. Vlad will be a 7th rounder next year and Snell a 9th rounder. I’m still playing for this year and my pitching staff includes Snell, Paddack, Sonny, Lynn, Cavale, Musgrove, Merrill Kelley. Feel like lots of people down on Vlad and could be good buying opportunity. Thanks.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Drop javier for howard?

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

12 team, 6×6.
ROS:
1. Tromp or Pedro Severino?

2. Mills or Kikuchi?

3. Is Bassitt a stream or a kapper?
thx!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
Reply to  Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

*keeper, ROS? (Bassitt)

Umpy 70
Umpy 70
1 year ago

Thoughts on Aquino?

something that can have some value next year? Where do you rank him in a keeper league?

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

I’m deep in SP and have a SP to spare. Would giving up Corbin and Woodruff for Bieber be too much or fair? Better overall ratios among my SP is the goal. I’m in a small 6-team league.

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

Yeah, but is it fair for both sides?

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

Thx Grey

hustla
hustla
1 year ago

starting Musgroove today @Min vs Berrios?

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I came to ask this too. Was thinking of benching. Starting Giolito, Morton and Musgrove to start the season blew up my ratios. If Musgrove has another “blehh” start, are you holding him For much longer?

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. What is your take on Odorizzi ROS? I picked up and stashed him after he was dropped. Would drop Musgrove to activate him if Musgrove is a dumpster fire today. Also, happy Juan Soto Day!!

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I hope you benched Must-grove at the last second, because I unfortch did not.

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He looked really rough. Dude walked Kepler 3x. Happy Soto day tomorrow!

crimedog
crimedog
1 year ago

Are you starting Howard first game against braves if that’s the case? Not up on SON yet.

Please rank Richards, bassit, Kelly, Howard

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  crimedog
1 year ago

I got skipped!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Daniel Hudson or Karinchak going forward ?
Saves 5pts. Holds 2pts. IP 3pts. K 0.5 pts

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

need to drop one for when Soto comes back

pitchers: Merrill Kelly, Lynn, Marquez, Matz, Ray, Scherzer, Hader, Jimenez, Kikuchi

batters: Polanco, Albies, Biggio, Blackmon, Cron, Encarnacion, Hoskins, Moncada, Ozuna, Stanton, Vazquez, Wong, Akiyama, JP Crawford

Whip It Good
Whip It Good
1 year ago

Thoughts on Duffy? He’s looked a lot better. No run support though.

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

H2H Dynasty league. Team isn’t in the running for this year. Which side you like?

Hand/Bohm
Suarez/Patino

League is heavily weighted towards obp, with obp replacing avg and bb as an added stat.

KPMG
KPMG
1 year ago

Auditors came back and said Mazara went 1-2. They also want to review the scientist’s notes on Myers.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Merrill Kelly or Marco Gonzales ROS ?

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have Rosenthal, Wick, Gott, Jairo Diaz and Gallegos but one of the 4 has to sit each night. Best to drop one for Merrill Kelly who I can start or should I wait to see how those RP situations play out? If drop someone who would you drop?
Thx

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Last question on this and then will stop beating a dead horse :). Griffin Canning or Merrill Kelly ROS ?

Hugman
Hugman
1 year ago

Choo choo Tromp Train!

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

How would you rank lucchesi, DeSclafani, Garrett Richards, and kikuchi moving forward?

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
1 year ago

What’s the comp on Adell? Is he more a power or speed guy or little of both? I beat league mates to the wire and grabbed him.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Need to sit one:

Myers, Teoscar, Conforto, Didi.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry, weekly line-up league, so today’s matchups are just a small part of the equation. Need to sit one for the week.

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Haven’t seen anything from you about Luzardo since your sell a few weeks with innings concerned. Gotta pick up for his starts though while he’s in there right? 12 teamer. Thanks!

detroit3224
detroit3224
1 year ago

Hi Grey et al,

I’m in a roto league where my pitching stats are fairly good and I don’t need to press to try to make them better. Today I have Morton v BOS, Eovaldi @ TB, and Matz @ WSH going.

Do I sit Matz today? I dont want a blowup cramping my style in the pitching stats department.

Thanks guys

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Who would you rather start today?
Lynn @A’s
Mahle home vs Indians
Shoemaker @Braves

Thanks!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Which would you drop in order to activate A. Meadows? Thanks.

C.Hernandez
B.Zimmer
W.Calhoun
N. Mazara
O.Mercado

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha tell me about it. Thanks :)

Ron Rondell Dell
Ron Rondell Dell
1 year ago

Drop Ian Happ for Adell?

fishfanuk
fishfanuk
1 year ago

Stick with turnbull with his missed start or pick up a stream

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

Assuming Kershaw’s healthy ROS – Woodruff or Kershaw in Roto league that uses QS?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

1. Would you stream [email protected] Atl-

2. Would you stream Means vs Mia.

3. C. Hernandez or Madrigal.

Thank you

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Wil Myers is laughing at you. LOL

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

H to the Izzay!

Cubs bullpen looks to me like Ross is just determined to do whatever it takes until Kimbrel figures it out, which is not ever going to happen, so it ends up being a Kapleresque committee. I was holding Jeffress, but I’m giving up on speculating on these guys for now unless someone tells me otherwise.(That would be you guys.)

Speaking of closers. A little Burdi told me my pitching ratios are going to take a hit if I try to use this dude for saves. Drake, Kintzler, and Sulser available. Meh?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

TY, Lurves!!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh, two more quickies for you, my HOTHIF (handsome over-the-internet friend).

1. Drake over Burdi? I kinda feel like just holding.

2. Myers or Votto for short term while waiting for Olson to come around?

LURVEY!

183414
183414
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 year ago

Olson over Myers.

183414
183414
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 year ago

Sulser

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Take one Moran or Will Myers

Thanks!

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

d’Arnaud or Tromp ROS?

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Out of these 3 guys off to atrocious starts who ends up with the better numbers, Alonso, K Davis, or Olson?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

Alonso

kelly leak
kelly leak
1 year ago

Great write up!

I had to laugh at your take on Tucker and where the Pirates played him. They also chose to pitch to Nelson Cruz, tie game, one out, runners on 2nd and 3rd (1st base open) with Sano on deck in the bottom of the 9th. Cruz is hitting like .350 and Sano like .125.