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

What are the Angels doing? “Every time David Bell does something stupid, he smacks his head twice, and hears a ringing in his ears, then an Angel gets his wings.” That’s terrific, Clarence, but you’re a bit of a noodge. Imagine having an angel following you around all day, telling you what could be if you lived your life differently? What a nightmare! Constantly whispering in your ear, “If you throw that plastic straw into the ocean, a dolphin will get it stuck in his blow hole, and won’t be able to squeak at a young boy in Indonesia on a wooden raft and, without that distraction, the boy will drift into the middle of an ocean liner’s path and–” Shut up, Clarence! You’re annoying me! That would be my It’s A Wonderful Life, just screaming shut up. Any hoo! What are the Angels doing in regards to Juan Lagares and Taylor Ward starting in their outfield? Let’s put aside Taylor Ward, because he’s young and maybe he can do something. Let’s instead focus on Juan Lagares. He’s 32 years old, and his top year in the majors was 47/6/41/.259/7, when he was 26 years old. That was in 143 games! Try to wrap your noodle around Juan Lagares getting 143 games and those stats. It’s pretty difficult to do, and that was six years ago! Lagares is in the majors because he is perceived as a defensive specialist. On its face, a 32-year-old centerfielder is lunacy. Ya think he might’ve lost a step somewhere along the way? Ya think?! With some more stank: YA THINK?! Using defense metrics, Byron Buxton has 25.8 UZR/150 games. You don’t need to know what UZR is other than it’s a fielding metric and Buxton is great. Lagares is ranked 79th for fielding centerfielders and has -11.3 UZR/150 games. There’s only 30 teams and Lagares is 79th for centerfield defense! Okay, enough bagging on Lagares, enter: Jo Adell. Even if he fields with his glove on the wrong hand, he can’t be that much worse. Or move Taylor Ward to center and call up Adell! It defies logic why Adell isn’t up already, and it’s because of his bat why we’re here: He’s on pace for 40+ homers in Triple-A. He’s still struggling with strikeouts, and might not hit above .220, but, again, I’m asking: What are the Angels doing? It’s time to call-up Adell and play him. Irregardless? Yes, I’m ill re: Lagares and their other options. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Max Stassi – Had a dream that Stassi was being pitched to by Carrasco in an interleague game, and the announcer was calling Carrasco by his nickname, Cookie, and all I could think is ‘Stassi to Cookies, A History of Surveillance,’ then I woke and was like, “Why am I so dumb?”

Jake Rogers – Haase who?! Eric Haase, he’s another Tigers’ catcher who has big-time power. It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice. ‘Haase who’ is a figure of speech? In what language?

Yan Gomes – “Put this on the inside of your eyelids and never forget it: Guron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. That is GOMES.” The following was drilled into my head in 4th grade geography. Thanks, public schools!

Ty France – “I got one question, Mr. France, are you as good as it baguettes?” That’s me right before getting beat up by Ty France.

Daniel Vogelbach – Wonder what’s the highest altitude an astronaut can still see Vogelbach? 50,000 feet? 100,000? “Is that New Zealand?” “No, Mr. Bezos, it’s Daniel Vogelbach.”

Joey Votto – Saw someone talk about Votto like he was a future Hall of Famer. His career stats (less than 2,000 career hits, 300 HRs) are…Hall of Famey? They don’t seem Hall of Famey to me. Of course, that doesn’t matter for this week; he’s been hot.

Jonathan India – Already gave you my Jonathan India fantasy. It was written while dressing as a human/bunny rabbit hybrid from Sweet Tooth.

Willi Castro – Been a bit of a hitting Willi recently, maybe he’s secretly competing in a beat-off.

Brendan Rodgers – Kinda love that Rodgers has been playing, but it is legitimately crazy how Garrett Hampson would be a starter on 20 of 30 teams, and Rockies should be one. The Rockies aren’t good! How is Hampson not a starter? Any hoo! Like I said, Rodgers has been starting, and Hampson is “has been” starter.

Jonathan Villar – Took a week or two off from recommending simply because I grew bored of suggesting the same guy over and over, and no one picking him up. About to start calling him J-illa, because he’s ignored by you, like those letters are ignored when pronouncing his name.

J.P. Crawford – His cousin is former player Carl Crawford, who is living one of the strangest post-career lives. He has like 20 stories tagged with his name on TMZ! Everything from a tragic death to domestic abuse to signing Megan Thee Stallion to a contract. Yes, that Carl Crawford. Either way, Just Peachy Crawford has been hitting well recently.

Dylan Moore – This week we’ve had the most mentions of a D. Moore since Bo Derek stole cornrows off a Jamaican woman’s head, then jogged in slo-mo away from her.

Danny Mendick – Hmm…Eloy, Luis Robert and Madrigal went down, and Mendick is on the come up. Mendick feels like he’s over-promising for as much as I’d expect from him, more like Danny Onemanpenis.

Leury Garcia – Incredibly, he’s going to get 500 at-bats this year, isn’t he? Incredibly good? No, didn’t say that. Incredibly adequate? Well…Do you have an at-bats category?

Taylor Walls – I want Josh Lowe to be called up, but I’m beginning to stop wondering when Wander, Brujan or Lowe are being called up, and more if they ever will be called up. Now, I’m just going by guys who are actually playing for the RaysFrom the window to the Walls, to the sweat dripping down a pitcher’s hand to give the hitter a base on balls… MLB went from Let The Kids Play to their new slogan, Get A Grip.

Luis Urias – I’d argue (as I’m about to) that Urias has the best peripherals for a hitter in the Brewers’ lineup, after Avisail Garcia. Yeah, better than Yelich. Speaking of Yelich, I have no idea what happened to that Brother with One Hot Mother. Wait a minute…Brother with One Hot Mother…BOHM…So, that’s what happened to him too?

Jake Fraley – When someone says something that you can’t believe, do you also exclaim, “F raley?” No? Guess I’m built different. Lower to the ground, for one. Fraley’s got power and speed, and some prospect hounds thought Fraley would be better than Lewis before last season happened.

Jesus Sanchez – Already gave you my Jesus Sanchez fantasy. It learned to play Chopsticks on the piano at the age of 40.

Miguel Andujar – You think he ever gets to a restaurant where the hostess says something like, “I’m Nancy, and you are?” And he says, “Andujar,” and she says, “Haha, jinx, and you are?” And he says, “Andujar,” and that goes on for hours.

Billy McKinney – He sounds like a bully from a bad 80s movie. “I want my two dollars, Billy McKinney!” Sorry, that’s not a bad 80s movie. McKinney’s been hitting well, and stealing people’s two dollars.

Bobby Bradley – Bobby’s got big-time power. Call him Bobby Boombastic! Or, ya know what, don’t call him that.

Steven Duggar – There’s some platoon concerns here, but Duggar’s got a lot of mouths to feed, and it’s time to get paid.

Chas McCormick – First, he gets me addicted to his Montreal Steak seasoning, now he’s hitting home runs. What’s next, a mail-order catalog?!

Eli White – Hey, if your name’s Eli, you don’t need the White part.

Myles Straw – If Straw was the size of Daniel Vogelbach, I’d be able to suck down four quarts of boba at a time. Praise be. What a glorious thought. Why isn’t it Myles-Wide Straw? Seriously, can you think of one reason? I cannot.

Aristides Aquino – The last time there was a sudden GGOATOAT charge was when I accidentally left my Amex tab open at a petting zoo. Those GOATs take advantage. Aristides is the most exciting player, who likely won’t be worth rostering in mixed leagues.

Patrick Sandoval – As I mentioned the other day, I like Sandoval, but this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Philadelphia’s Chamber of Commerce.

Logan Gilbert – This is another Streamonator call. “I found a pin that reads, ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania,’ so I was wondering if I could speak to them.”

Emilio Pagan – Was brought to my attention this morning that not only did Melancon blow Thursday’s save in an elaborately brutal fashion, but he’s also tipping his pitches. You’d think if internet detectives can figure it out, then so can an MLB team. Haha, you’d be so wrong.

Lucas Sims – Unlike some of the schmohawks who have graced the Buy column for saves, Sims is actually the closer, which is what I say right as David Bell brings in Amir Garrett to give up 5 ER, or Tejay Antone returns from the IL. SAGNOF because saves ain’t got no face, but saves absolutely have an ulcer. “Doc, do you think I have a peptic or gastric SAGNOF?”

Michael Fulmer – Has returned from the IL, so the Tigers get back their maybe closer for their maybe wins. “Hey, skip, we’re down by two in the ninth, you sure you want me to call the pen for our closer?” “Heck’s yeah, son, this is a Maybe Win.”

SELL

Framber Valdez – I like Framber too! I raspberry my lips at French people, and say I’m in the “Fram Boi’s” gang. I pull off the road sometimes, slice my hand open with a rusty crowbar and say, “Hey, look, Predator blood!” These are real things and they show my love for Framber. I think he’s around a top 25 starter. Right now, though? Do people still el oh el because his stats deserve a hearty one. His Ks are down, walks are up, BABIP is goofy, LOB% is more goofy, HR/FB% is schnikey, and velocity is down. I find myself asking does Framber get to the All-Star break with a 4.00 ERA or lower? And that’s only like five starts away! Not saying to trade Framber Valdez for a story from an old-timer who smells of booze, but I would use our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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realquiz
realquiz
1 year ago

Am I taking crazy pills or is there some nugget of info I’m not seeing.

I usually take first place in my 10 team mixed dynasty league. Right now I’m in 4th, but not far out of first and not worried.

The guy always contending for my first place trophies more than anyone else just offered me his Xander ($26 keeper cost) for my Voit ($5 keeper cost). I have a good amount of cap space because I usually find my greatest talent on the waiver wire and only pay $3 a season to keep them.

I was going to smash “accept” the second this trade came through but then thought that maybe there’s something obvious I’m missing. Did Boston fall into the harbor and take the Sox with it? I’m just trying to cover all my bases before accepting.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Trade question. 11 team league 6×6 with OPS the extra category. Here are my hitters with conforto, bellinger back this week and Franco getting promoted.

C Mercedes
1b Vlad
2b Schoop
SS Tatis
3b Machado
CI Alonso
MI Lindor
OF Acuna
OF Conforto
OF Kiriloff
OF Schwarber
OF Bellinger
U Baez
B Wander
B Dom Smith

We keep 5. Team in last, has Trout at not a price worth keeping. Would you trade a $14 Baez for Trout? I already have the following keepers: Vlad, Acuna, Alonso and Beiber and Baez probably not a keeper for me.

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Looks like Tuesday is Wander Day!!!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Finally!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Rudy still has Snell as 21st best SP for the rest of the season. Do you think he is n that neighborhood? Thanks.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

Andres gimenez or luzardo. 16 man dynasty. Thanks.

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Narvaez, William Contreras, Zunino, Jeffers, Gomes or Haase to replace Kelly?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Do you like Odorizzi @Bal as a stream tomorrow? (-6.8)

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

You still trust Eflin in 12 team leagues? He took me to the WHIPing post today and cost me a much needed win

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Happy Father’s Day! Hope you’re doing well.

Position eligibility aside. Anthony rendon or Gleyber Torres ROS? Is it close ?

thank you!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Can you rank these 3 catchers

Mercedes Gary Sanchez James McCann

JC
JC
1 year ago

Donaldson and Fraley hit the wire. Looks like Mariners are trying to make Fraley an everyday guy for now as he plays today versus a southpaw. Power/speed combo is enticing.

With Bregman out, I am riding Urias at 3B. So a healthy Donaldson could help but he seldom is healthy. Not sure what this calf issue means.

I guess I will put claims on both but who would you prioritize?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
1 year ago

Lynn and Gleber Torres vs McCullers and Albies

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Would you trade my Ian Happ at $7 and John Means at $5 for Pablo Lopez at $12? All can be kept for 2 more years at price. I need to drop Happ or Schoop as it is. Thanks.

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

Dropping Kelly… add stassi or Narvaez?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Rank your top 3 (points league)

Lourdes
Schwarber
ODB
Kirilloff
Bradley
Jesus Sanchez
Belt

Also, would you drop one of the following to start Fedde this week? (@ PHI)

Wood vs OAK
Yarbrough vs BOS

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Need a streamer for today: Not great choices. Need ratio’s and K’s.

Dunning vs Twins-Home ERA is 1.97-xFIP 3.42.
B. Wilson vs STL-
Z. Thompson @ Cubs
Smyly vs STL

Thanks

JC
JC
1 year ago

I appreciated you asking a question regarding our league format in an effort to give the best advice. We hate long posts/questions but context is important. So here goes:
12 team h2h. Ten hitting cats: singles, doubles, triples, HRs, bb, ks, Sb, Ave, runs, rbi. Nine pitching cats: HRs allowed, ks, W, L, ERA, WHIP, saves, holds, WS. So a good or bad week can really shuffle the standings. Maximum 7 pickups per week. Here is my team with questions below:

McCann
CI: Freeman, Abreu, Open due to Bregman – play 3
MI- Trea, Albies, Polanco- play 3
OF – Springer, Winker, Tapia, B Lowe, Daza – play 5
DH- Yordan
Bench: Happ, Kepler, Benny
IL: Bregman (only 1 IL spot)
SP- Burnes, Gausman, DeSclafani, Eovaldi, Heaney (streamer spot)
RP- D Castillo, Neris, McGee

1. Best 3B pickup? Franco, Yandy, Urias, Berti
2. Have been patient with Happ but likely done with him. Best replacement given my team/cats. WW: Fraley, Eflin, Minor, Gilbert, P Sandoval, Pagan, Staumont, Fulmer, Lugo or Franmil?
(We can only play one DH. I have Yordan but Franmil is tempting in a grab and trade)
Thanks.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ouch. Giants took Eflin to the woodshed. What a week. Benched Eovaldi vs Jays but started him vs Royals and of course streamed Effin. Maybe I could manage the Rox!

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh geez, I have Diego Castillo. OMFG….lost ERA with Shed’s first homer. What a way to end the day. Father’s Day dinner may not go as planned!

CP
CP
1 year ago

Gomes, Alfaro, or Farmer to replace Kelly?

Thanks!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Schoop! Like the mouth mouthwash.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

10 team keeper league Qs

Kukuchi for Berrios ? ROS

analyzer said getting berrios is the landslide and ROS like berrios

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Thanks man. You keep fantasy bb interesting.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Drop Wood for Corbin? 14 teamer. H2H. Wood kinda sucks.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I have Ryu @BAL tomorrow. Am I starting Eflin @SF tomorrow if I need a QS without getting my ERA/WHIP blown up or am I benching him like I did @LAD earlier in the week?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Another Hexagon for FTJ – we were hoping for the best, but not surprised here… he dove for the ball and something happened to his left shoulder. If this is the one that was dislocated, then not good.

Anyway he’s out of the game now, replaced with Kim.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Oh man, I fell for the ol Fry in the tailpipe gag…

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

I was offered berries for story? OBP 10 team keeper 5*5 qs

Thoughts?

I own polanco villiar mondesi

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Gotta start two of these guys next week. Who do you like?

Alzolay – vs cle, @ lad
Castillo – vs atl
Bassitt – @ tex
Stripling – @ mia, vs bal

Thanks!

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

Trade my melancon (non keeper) for his Riley (keepable for $7)?

Thanks!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team h2h points league

Pick a streamer for tomorrow

Wainwright @ Atl (K. Wright)

Or

Lamet vs Cin (Castillo)

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please rank
Taylor Ward,Blackmon,Renfroe

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Of course I should have picked him up a few days ago but glad I grabbed Duvall yesterday!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Had to drop J Sanchez to pick him! Oh well.

Time to go back to Murphy from McCann? Or you like any of Gomes, Alfaro, Stephenson or Haase better?

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Sims seems to have settled down with less traffic than a few weeks ago. With Antone coming back, does he stay in the ninth inning or do you see Antone taking over after a few outings?
2. Another bomb from Sanchez. Do I end his hot streak and grab him dropping McCann or hold?
3. Petit, Antone, C Martin or Lugo….saves, holds league

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Sanchez or Duvall? Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Been using an hbo trial to binge “Witches of Easttown” I mean “‘Mare of Eastwick” I mean you know what I mean. You check it? Prettay, prettay good.

Shuffling OFs…Could you rank em – Duvall, Lourdes, Mountcastle, McNeil, Jesus Sanches

Thanks!

Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Would never doubt you…but curious why Lourdes … still think he will breakout? Getting impatient.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Surprised nobody has mentioned Bundy’s $15 value on SON for tomorrow – lol SON had too many margaritas at brunch today

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please rank
Alzolay, Morton,Paddack

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

Add Manoah to this list please

Player X
Player X
1 year ago

What do you think of LaMonte Wade Jr for a deep league? Seem legit or hot schmo?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you drop Billy McKinney for Abraham Almonte from ATL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what about Lamonte Wade for McKinney?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So drop McKinney for wade?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

done, thanks as always.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

I’m confused. Is Taylor “Walls” supposed to be Taylor Ward? or vice versa?

Dan Pants has a blurb about Taylor Ward in today’s recap column and he has a BUY link in the blurb which links to your Buy Sell Hold column this week. But in your Buy Sell Hold column, I only see something about Taylor Walls.

So did Dan Pants make a mistake on Ward and link to a player that’s not a buy or is Ward supposed to be a buy and you left him out? Help?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No, what I was asking was if Taylor Ward was not actually a buy. I was considering him to pick up and thought you had him as a BUY. But after following the link, I assume Walls is your recommendation, and Ward is not?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LOL, I took your recommendation on Duggar. I mean, why not help the guy? He’s got a lot of little mouths to feed!

:o)

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Do you like McNeil over B Lowe in a 10T h2h 5×5 redraft?

Thanks

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team h2h points league

Please rank these OF’s rest of season.

Gurriel
Tyler O’Neill
Rosario

Hesh
Hesh
1 year ago

I’ve had an IL issue. Tucker, Trout, Robert, Bellinger, McNeil. Conforto., but have managed a 6-4 record in H2H thx to tremendous pitching. We start 5 SP’s and a closer. I’ve got Rondon, Gausman, Berrios, Stroman, Pablo, Peralta, Maeda, and Gonsolin. With Chapman. Should I be shopping one of my top SPs for a bat, or…Hope I can keep grinding out wins until bats come back. Unfortunately Trout is a month away. Bellinger, god knows., I’m assuming Tucker hasn’t heard there’s a vaccine, but won’t be long term, and my 2 Mets are due back shortly, neither of whom were hitting pre injury. Thx in advance, and enjoy your weekend.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Rank top 3 (no specific needs)

Andujar
Jesus Sanchez
Amed Rosario
India
France
Kirilloff
Bradley

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

Assuming redraft: France, Bradley, India

Kiriloff can hit the ball really hard. Of all these guys if he gets on track I think he has the highest ceiling for this season, but I basically ranked the ones who are already producing higher because…..2021.

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
1 year ago

Manfred’s Attempt to Get a Grip on Sticky Balls Leaves Fantasy Owners Doubled Over In Pain

The Sticky Balls Affair is now out of control. What started off as an embarrassed and ego-driven knee-jerk reaction to one pitcher’s truthful, if uncomfortable statements and middle-finger flashing 2020 season, has now become a full-blown over-reaction with real world consequences: it’s ruining fantasy baseball! Millions of fantasy baseball players world-wide are now joining a grass-roots effort to have Manfred fired over L’Affaire des Couilles Gommeux. Tyler Glasnow is not the first pitcher to get hurt because he had to change his grip to try to continue to pitch as hard, and he will not be the last to hit the IL because of Manfred’s failure to get a better handle on those Sticky Balls. Worse, he is not the last ace who will be SERIOUSLY injured because Manfred butted his nose into how those men on the mound liked their balls. Manfred should have done what everyone else on the planet does and IGNORE TREVOR BAUER. Sure, he made a big fuss about sticky stuff, and sure he turned a Cy Young season while making it obvious that he was using…..WHO CARES???!!!! NO ONE CARED. Literally, NO ONE. Those of us who were paying attention acknowledged that Trevor had made his point, but all we wanted was to get back to normalcy after that horrific pandemic decade…uh, year. Please call your Congressman, your Senator, your local mob boss, and tell them to get rid of Manfred BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!! This has been a public service announcement.

In other news, Anime Grey was committed to Bellevue Medical Center for Intensive Freudian Therapy. In his absence, videos at a popular Fantasy Baseball site will be hosted by an unnamed character from the Warner Bros. stable.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Bradley or Joc?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I expect to keep India (and not Jazz) when (hopefully) Springer returns. Do you agree?

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Jazz. For me, this comes down to math: Jazz has unquestionably the higher ceiling, and I’m not sure we even have 200 AB for him yet. Right now India is producing more, but it’s mostly Batting Average. Jazz is, and will be, streakier, but assuming they both were to have good seasons, Jazz would have the better season by a long shot.

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Yordan and Kepler for Pham and Justin Turner.
2. Yordan and B Lowe
3. Yordan and Heaney

Please pick a side on each

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago

12-team 5×5 OBP roto.
2-year keeper league.
Edman $7, McCutcheon $10, Bassitt $5, Montas $5 (from the 1st place team with no glaring needs)

for

Trout $45 (from the 6th place team with pitching needs – currently light on QS and Ks and middle of the pack on Svs+Holds and WHIP. Almost last on ERA – staff of Civale, MGonzales, Manaea, JMcGee, JMontgomery, MPerez, RRodriguez, Urquidy, Karinchak, and Wainwright.)

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I knew that was usually the answer in a trade offer.

Gonzo
Gonzo
1 year ago

Thoughts on this potential trade please good people of the razz all universe…

12 team h2h points(redraft)

My Sherzer..Gleybar…and Santander

for
Bassit, Clase, Semein, and Brantley

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Gonzo
1 year ago

IMHO, Brantley (not close).

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He countered w Clase Brantley Verdugo for max? Still a go or hold?

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
1 year ago

Albies and McCullers or gleber and g cole

speill
speill
1 year ago

Basset or Ryu ros Thanks

Nuke Laloush
Logan
1 year ago

Would you drop Contreras even? Like how hot would his hot streak have to be to be not worth the ability for me to rotate hot streaks/easy schedules?

Nuke Laloush
Logan
1 year ago

This is a catcher question, but it’s one more born out of my shared hate for them (not IRL, I love me some Hamilton “Ham” Porter).

In an 8 teamer with Vasquez, McCann, Stassi and Sanchez on the wire, with Willson Contreras secretly being a Mendoza hitter with 4 homers in a month and change…an I crazy to trade him for like, a useful pitcher with an easy schedule coming up and just stream whoever’s hot out of the wire?

Also, Kiriloff will be a star. Do we think it’s just not gonna happen yet? Who’s got more upside between him and Bobby Bradley? Btw Bobby Bradley looks and feels so much like a Cleveland hitter that I just assume he’s going to be awesome going forward, aided as well by him not buttoning his shirt all the way up, baring a hairless chest. I’ve had great luck with looking for hot streaks based purely on aesthetic swag this year…no seriously, Yermin, Jazz, Adolis…can he have a month in that vein? Or will holding Alex more likely possibly deliver that? I think Kiriloffs wrist will continue to effect the power, and Bradley’s minors track record is better than a guy like Adolis anyways

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Prayer hexagon for Lourdes and Jo Ram tonight? Lourdes has a back issue and Jo Ram got beaned – hopefully both are NBD type injuries and they’ll be back out there tomorrow

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

So there is apparently another Marlins Jesus Sanchez, who is 33 years old and bears no resemblance to the Jesus in question. Apparently the relevant Jesus is Jesus E Sanchez on statcast, and I hereby dub the other guy Jesus H Sanchez

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

Oh no that’s not the right Marlins Jesus either!

The Marlins have so many Jesuses they’re technically a polytheistic organization

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

wouldn’t that technically make them a multiple-mono org. jesus being the head piece of only one type right. he’s number 5 for muslims, non existent religiously for hebrews. multiple mono is also a great band name. now maybe the MIA arlins do have like a muhammad or moses or siddhatha gautama in their org, then we could say that.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

siddhartha i meant.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Urias or Villar?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

goddamn Grey – you were supposed to say Urias and then I say “Villar is gonna have a good game today”

JC
JC
1 year ago

While the scouts are out shopping Yordan, let’s look at the WW.

1. Eflin, Pivetta, Waino, Minor, Adbert. Any better than Heaney or are they streamers? Heaney is a potential streamer for me anyway. Bot loves him tho.
2. As Means and Plesac look to return, which would you take a chance on?
3. Donaldson hit the wire. I may grab him pending his injury report. Don’t love him but better than Franco or Yandy I think.
4. Saves and holds are separate cats. Antone, Fulmer, Cisneros, Petit, Staumont, Barlow, Lugo, Britton. Ratios and Ks matter. Pick one
Have a good one.

mUshi
mUshi
1 year ago

Hi grey! Trade my jo ram and betts for soto and scherzer in a keep forever league? Thanks!

Wilson
Wilson
1 year ago

My Luis Robert and Kyle Lewis are in IL60 now.
I am in a 6-keeper league so not sure I should drop them for space or not.
Especially I have another 3 players in IL10, Bregman, Bellinger, Glasnow.

I am thinking Bregman, Bellinger should be on the list to be kept.
And Gurriel, Bichette, Olson, JD, Meadows are also potential keepers.

Could you advise which two players in IL can be dropped? Thanks.

Pb&j
Pb&j
1 year ago

Hi Grey,
I have a manager hot for my Devers. He’s offering Chapman and Cole for my Devers and Ketel. What do you think?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Pb&j
1 year ago

m or a chapman, guessing m since you’re likely doing a 3B + for 3B +. guessing you are ok at where ever you have ketel one playing AND need SP here if losing ketel.

Pb&j
Pb&j
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Its aroldis Chapman. Thanks for the responses!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

oh my god, TB got the “good news” that they’re too stupid so far to get glasnow his TJ. they’re talking about the “bones” causing his elbow joint problems. yeah that along with the torn elbow tendon. so new ETA sounds like back in august or sept (yeah that’s not aug i’ll lay 7-1 right now) before figuring out TJ by oct-jan (i’ll lay 2.5-1 it’s post oct they discover this magical insight suddenly)

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

by “ETA” i don’t mean real back to pitching like normal ETA, i mean when TB claims they’ll shove him out there before noticing that, “hey, it turns out a torn elbow tendon doesn’t work, shame we couldn’t have had any reason to know this before now”. these teams really think they do things in some magical vacuum or something. not all of them. but most at least some of the time. like kids sticking their hands in fire, even after knowing that all the other kids in their neighborhood have tried this and you burn your hand. your hand isn’t special, you don’t have super powers to deflect the fire.

Shawn
Shawn
1 year ago

Hunter Greene hitting 104mph! Is this an instant buy and hold for keeper leagues? My league is always 1 step ahead of me and he’s sitting pretty on the wire ?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Shawn
1 year ago

he always was projected to throw really hard, just injured for a long time. he’s ranked highly by itch (check his newest top 100, out maybe 2 weeks ago). i didn’t know about the buck 4, would’ve thought at least 101-102 though.

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Shawn
1 year ago

I would go Baz if that’s an option. Baz has the secondary pitches and a more of a path. I am super skeptical that Greene is going to do well in the higher levels. Video I have seen looks like a guy making hay out of the fact no one in AA can touch his velocity

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
1 year ago

Happy Friday!!

I didn’t want to do it Grey, but you included a catcher in the BUY column… son here we are

12 team Yahoo 6X6 (OBP/QS and SV + H) H2H

C- Vazquez
1B- Alonso
2B- Gleyber
3B- Devers
SS- Bo
OF- Acuna / Starling / Yordan
Util- Lourdes / Austin Riley
Bench- Tapia/ Kirilloff

IL- Franmil

SP- Ryu/ Rodon/ Framber / Mc Cullers/ Fried/ Cease/ Alzolay/ Yarbrough
RP- Clase/ Diekman / Taylor Rogers

IL- Sonny

A) Drop Vazquez and his stolen base wizardry for Stassi?

B) I love this roster but it has lost 4 out of past 5 weeks. I plan to stay the course ( I admit that I have too many bats against my religion. But no one trades and the wire is Bleh). Am I crazy?

C) Respectfully… there is no C

D) If your answer to B is “Yes , Crazy person, you are indeed crazy” , what should a crazy person do to improve this roster?

E) I’m late but Grey, you made a Capt. Lou reference on Monday. Chef’s Kiss, Sir!

F) Enjoy the weekend! and Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Sandlot Bully
1 year ago

Grey. Help. Please

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not a keeper. Thanks!

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
1 year ago

Who would you rather have at 1B ROS: Carlos Santana or Pete Alonso?

Here’s a pint of my blood.

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Happy Fasha’s Day!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

at least i didn’t bench kaprelian everywhere (so far, hehe, might look good to do that later).

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Have Adell as a 23rd rounder in a keeper league and would have him under control for the next six years. Been offered Voit for him straight up. Feel like they will both hit HR when they’re up/back respectively but where would you lean?

Thanks

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

wouldn’t voit’s keeper price affect this, possibly a ton. if voit’s also cheap i could see this. if it’s like voit 7th round for 2 years or something….

JC
JC
1 year ago

Getting Springer back soon from a quad only to have Bregman with the same. What a year. In second place but losing badly last two weeks to guys outside the top six…. YTD stats tell me my squad is better than them but that is history as they say. Likely will be in fifth next week.

1. Is my squad below a contending type looking team in a 12 teamer or are they pretenders?
2. Either way, focus areas for improvement?
3. Guys you would trade away?
League counts singles, doubles etc as separate cats so singles hitters with low k rates are welcome!

McCann
Freeman, Abreu, Yandy (Bregman ugh)
Trea, Polanco, Albies
Springer, Kepler, Winker, B Lowe, Tapia (play 5)
DH – Yordan
Bench: Daza
IL: Benny, Bregman
Burnes, Gaus, DeSclafani, Eovaldi, Heaney (?)
Neris, D Castillo, McGee
Saves and holds league

WW: Soler, Fraley, Sanchez,
Antone, Adbert, P Sandoval, Fulmer, Britton, Staumont

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1. Yandy is a plug for Bregman. Toro or Franco are the next best options. Yandy’s high walk, low k rate helps offset his lack of run production. But, yeah, he blows.
2. Oddly enough I lead the league in WHIP and second in ERA – but it feels temporary given Gausman and Burnes pitching out of their minds. My streamers have been unreal.
I drafted five hitters with first picks and my hitting has been poor. Go figure.
3. Yes, we play 3 CI, 3 MI, 5 OF

Folks been inquiring about Yordan. I could pick up Franmill and trade Yordan for what range Sp?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This is so helpful. The two teams I fear the most are in third and ninth place (healthy now and kicking butt) oddly enough. Both have stud arms and enough scrappy hitters that they win just enough hitting cats like SBs, BBS, Ks, Ave and singles that they are tough to beat.
I actually traded pitching away early on but happy I did…
Got Yordan for Greinke (been good but don’t trust), Bregman for M Chapman and Stras (Bergman’s injury may derail this one) and this week sent Hill and Pollock for Tapia and B Lowe.

I will send out the scouts on Yordan, Kepler and Heaney. Stay tuned

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Santander or jesus sanchez?

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Santander or jesus sanchez?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Gilbert or gomber over cease in redraft?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

How badly did I mess up on this trade I made a couple weeks ago? My Corbin Burnes for Max Muncy. I had giant holes at 2B and 3B and losing OPS regularly but now Muncy is hurt.

I’m with you on hitting over pitching since pitching can be so unpredictable but the Muncy injury just sucks right after the trade went down.

My other pitchers are just okay.

Pablo Lopez, Zac Gallen, Dylan Cease, Tarik Skubal, Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Pivetta, Vladimir Gutierrez, Adbert Alzolay. IL: Sonny Gray, Logan Webb, RP: Gallegos, Alex Reyes, Clase, Josh Taylor. (Josh Taylor has been a pretty good LOOGY FYI)

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
1 year ago

16 teamer with all sorts of stuff added roto, OPS, slugging, total bases, steals %, hits, OBP over AVG, have this:
C realmuto
1B freeman
2B berti (almost everything)
SS j.polanco (2B)
3B moran (1B/2B)
MI villar (2B/3B/SS)
CI riley (3B/LF)
LF schwarber
CF grisham (all OF)
RF soto (LF)
OF renfroe (LF/RF)
util (3): jelly donut (1B), duggar (all OF, this spot is where the hot bats go, streamer), happ (2B/3B/LF/CF)
BN son of donald (hurt but not DL’d yet, 3B)
DL: wong (this is why i need a drop), springer, bader, hoerner, owings
NA (2): brujan, j-rod (we keep 4 at previous season’s ADP prices, so j-rod actually could keep some value even if not up this year)

1. drop i’m guessing happ or berti here for wong? berti’s playing time still seems ok one day of data on m.rojas back, but he’s not stealing this year yet much either.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Santander or McCormick?

183414
183414
1 year ago

Who does Joey Cora know ?
Once again, he sits Dalbec with his recent 900+ops for .100 stiffs Santana and Marwin. Just an awful mgr. and a terrible front office.
He has played 3 garbage players as his leadoff hitters all year. Kike, Santana, and Marwin.
Come to think of it, Cora was a terrible ballplayer as well, and a known cheater.
He’s right there with Ding Dong Bell, Buddy Black, Maddon, and committed commuter closer man Cash.
When was the last World Champion team with a committee closer ? Wasn’t the Rays.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

this would jibe with how MLBPA just let HOU’s players off with no penalties, as nobody wants to themselves get penalized if they later get caught. playing some dude named marwin and kike over pretty much anybody is just stupid. no issue with that stupid coach list, but cash has done sooooo much with very little over a large sample, to the point where other teams mimick him (not that the latter MEANS you are smart of course, all sorts of trends happen that are stupid). maddon many years ago now did similar while at TB, but just tons of stupid since then.

mitchell
mitchell
1 year ago

12 Team Yahoo Roto league
You think Votto is gonna be someone that is going to have value for the rest of the season? Is he droppable if you have a roster crunch and have better options for 1B?
Sounds like Voit will be back on Tuesday. Voit or Votto ROS?

Jordan b
Jordan b
1 year ago

C- S.Perez
1B- j.Abreau
2B- m.semien
3B- j.ramirez
SS- t.anderson
OF- Betts, winker, harper, meadows
UTIL- n.cruz, j.turner
B- k.hayes, v.brujan
IL- Benintendi

SP- , Ryu, c.burnes, c.paddack, L.Mcullers, c.rodon, z.grienke,t.gonsolin, r.hill, n. Eovaldi, c.mize, sixto
5 man keeper league

1. Do I need to stash vidal should I drop?
2. Areas I should try to improve,
3. How would you rate team out of 10?

Jordan b.
Jordan b.
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1. Thanks
2. I am in first right now.
3. There are 10 teams.

Should I also try to trade ke’hayes its hard to play him when I already have nelson cruz and j. Turner?

183414
183414
Reply to  Jordan b.
1 year ago

10 team league, you can use another of. Rather have Hayes than Turner.
Meh ion Gonsolin, Sixto, Eovaldi, Mize
No saves ?
10 team lgs. must have a ton of f.a.’s you can pick and choose from on a regular basis.
Try picking up Jesus Sanchez.
Amazed that you’re in 1st with the soso years from Betts and Harper.
Winter will be coming down to earth, and Meadows is streaky.
Only standings that matter is in the last day of the season.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Robbie Grossman or Kris Bryant in RF. Who would you
Play today? Kris has a higher $ value. Robbie has more points over the last 14 days.

Thanks!

Briam
Briam
1 year ago

Would you drop snell in a 14 team league? Nobody in mind to pick up maybe just stream the spot.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: framber/pham/posey for meadows/alex reyes (i need help with saves). still meadows side?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Just wanted to let you know because of your mention I grabbed Lagares everywhere I could. Thanks!