The Sum of All Fears with rookie pitchers is they will do things to you that you never want done. Things Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Jim from The Office would try to stop by running and screaming through a Washington landmark, while diving for a helicopter that is lifting off. In the Ryanverse, Joe Jack Ryan and Joe Exotic should never interact, but here they are. Spies are taking shortcuts trying to get Tigers into the country from Bengal to sell them to finance a far-off arms deal with a rebel army in Latin America that is illegally trying to take down a corrupt government. Joe Jack Ryan is exactly who you want because of his command of the strike zone, and what it means to be an American. “Sell those tigers if the price is right. We’re running tigers for arms,” a corrupt CIA agent says to an actor that looks like a Latin Phil Hartman. But what they don’t know is Joe Jack Ryan is actually hiding inside of one of the Tigers, having taken them down himself in Minnesota. Any hoo! Joe Ryan went 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.17, as he does exactly what I was hoping when I told you in the preseason, “In the big picture/pitcher, he’s about the command, and it’s as beautiful as advertised. The zone% on his pitches would’ve been 45.9%, or 5th in the league if he qualified (in 2021). Obviously, he didn’t qualify because he only was in the league for 26 2/3 IP. By the way, in those MLB innings, he had 10.1 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 0.79 WHIP (!!!), and a 3.43 FIP. Bit too in the Zone% because he gave up a few homers, but those numbers are ace-like. I wouldn’t expect better peripherals from Shane Bieber as far as K/9 and BB/9. 10+ and 1+ absolutely works. And by “works,” I mean it f*cks. Rookie pitchers are the devil incarnate with their blowups, but Joe Ryan has the makings of a ‘safe’ rookie starter, due to his command.” And that’s me quoting me! Hopefully, Joe Jack Ryan is wearing a giant bird suit next week when he takes down the Orioles. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Kepler – 2-for-3, and his 3rd and 4th homer, and three homers in two games, and somehow I’ve stepped in it with Kepler on my RCL team. I don’t even know why I have him. Maybe it was a batty call, but now I have battachment to a guy I barely want, but a hot schmotato can’t just be ignored.

Ryan Jeffers – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in his last three games. Problem is Gary Sanchez’s got oh-fer turds to lay.

Steven Matz – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.11. Like the story of the stripper on a true crime podcast, Matz went from being squeezed to being singled to death. His name should be spelled Stephan Matz so it includes the word Hazmat.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, and ejected for starting a benches-crawling brawl. That brawl led to Pujols running the fastest since his wife emerged from surgery. Well, wasn’t quite Arenado starting it. In some ways, Manfred started the brawl because, as Chris Bassitt said, “Pitchers can’t grip the ball,” and I’m paraphrasing here. Then, Mikolas replied, “It’s not the ball’s fault. Take some responsibility for your actions.” Gonna be hard to reconcile Miles’s thoughts when all of his teammates are the ones hitting the Mets hitters, knocking J.D. Davis out of yesterday’s game.

Carlos Carrasco – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.09. I know this makes no sense, but Matz looked much better than Carrasco. Where Matz seemed unlucky, Carrasco just looked so bleh.

Andrew Heaney – Has yet to resume throwing. Same.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.50. Can’t fault Urias for that start. Dodgers’ lineup didn’t show up. Hope that doesn’t hurt their chances of sending eight of nine hitters to the All-Star Game.

Zac Gallen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.60. The misleading nature of one start and its earned runs, a story told by Grey. Gallen’s peripherals actually went down and looked much worse yesterday than in his previous two starts. If I could sell Gallen I would, but who’s buying? Not I.

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Ahmed is the sound one makes when opening a soda in urgent care.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.77 vs. Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Imagine thinking you have to draft a starter early. Like really thinking it. Not just saying it, but actively thinking it, when you have starters falling off the Starters Tree literally every day. I just grabbed Wacha in a 15-team league this past Sunday. Not a shallow league; everyone could’ve got him; I spent, like, $6 out of $1000.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer, hitting .214. Ah, now I see why he’s hitting 2nd. Ow! Eye roll headache.

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.39. Feels similar to Rodon and Kershaw. Need to stop being worried about starters who are healthy in the spring, and only worry about starters who aren’t healthy in the spring like Wheeler.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Whoever dropped Gallo on Sunday or Monday of this week, thank you. Thank you from all the Gallo owners.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .242. This is a weird coincidence perhaps, but he homered just as Cougs was saying to me, “You really want me to wear this Giancarlo jersey and eye black?”

Anthony Santander – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. I wonder if it crosses Santander’s mind something like, “Hey, hitting in Yankee Stadium is kinda like how it used to be in Baltimore.”

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, as he now hits leadoff. Hot schmotato alert!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Curtis Jackson Cron going for Fiddy, and gonna win me some Fabulous Moolah, if he does.

Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.42. Was switching between this game and the Cristian Javier start, and Javier looked better with a worse line. Suarez’s line says about the whole pitcher/picture. Worked out of jams, didn’t have great stuff, but managed to get to the Quality Start. It was fine. I still like him, but I wasn’t blown away, Nicole Eggert.

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .349. Friday’s Buy/Sell is already available on the Patreon, but Crawford won’t be there, because, and this shocked me, he’s rostered in 75% of leagues. Crawford’s been a top 50 guy on the Player Rater, and should be at 100% rostered.

Abraham Toro – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .170. Wonder if Son were to do a Bull or Bear on Toro if he’d be a Bull. Wonder if Son just looks at waivers and says aloud, “Bear, Bear, Bear, BULL!” like he’s doing duck duck goose.

Marco Gonzales – Left after being hit on the wrist by a line drive, i.e., Maverick was buzzing the tower. No word as of this typing how bad it is.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and I will never tell you to pick him up, but appizzarently he’s hot.

Drew Rasmussen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Some pitchers I liked in the preseason have thrown clunkers, but, by and large, my fantasy teams are doing well in pitching, so yours should be too.

MacKenzie Gore – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.76. If you’re curious, I almost did the lede about Gore. Five innings and 10 Ks is quite glorious too. Alas, maybe next time for Gore. I love, love, lurve Gore and own him in leagues, so don’t get it twisted, Auntie Anne.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .410. Yes, Hosmer’s going to hit .400 this year. No, you dimwitted bullfrog! Of course he’s not! But he is worth grabbing in all leagues.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .228. In extreme James Bond villain voice, “Jurickson or Hosmer, which do you Profar?” Strokes kitten, drops Mondesi to make room for both.

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer. *slurring speech* Drury!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer. Wonder if Tommy Pham knew the stripper mentioned in the Matz blurb.

Josh Hader – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00, and his 10th save. I don’t mention closers who are doing well, but Hader’s going to save 60 games this year or what? If so, some jackasses next year will draft him in the top 10 overall.

Charlie Morton – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.00. We went over him in the last podcast, and it’s hard to get that excited about buying a 38-year-old, but it might just be a matter of grabbing him off waivers with how he’s pitching. He shouldn’t be this bad.

Cristian Javier – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.35. Was pretty impressed with Javier last night. Not because he looked great, but because he didn’t seem to have his best stuff and still battled his way through. Early on, he wans’t finishing his pitches, and leaving everything up. Eventually, he settled in and I really liked what I saw. Maybe not Kyle Wright, but definitely in the mix for all leagues.

Ryne Stanek – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.00, as he got a save finally. Pressly left the building so long ago I could’ve went to Graceland on foot, ate a box of Twinkies at Elvis’s grave and returned before this vulture save registered on my team that Stanek has been clogging like these arteries from these Twinkies.

Glenn Otto – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.89. My monocle is glued in for Otto and I look like someone named Otto. Who am, Otto Preminger? Get me my director’s chair, you nonce! Any hoo! I need to see Otto again, maybe two more times. But he didn’t look bad.

Taylor Ward – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and a single short of the cycle. Terrific stuff going on with Ward on my bench in a weekly league. To no one in particular, “Check please,” takes imaginary check and free falls off a building. As I free fall, “What hell hath wrought me for multiple sonavabenchings?”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .353. Could this be the best player ever for the Guardians? Yes, clearly, they’ve only existed for a few weeks.

Jakob Junis – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Damn, I should’ve went harder after him in my NL-Only league. Why? Because he’s now a Giants pitcher. They’re only good.

Paul Blackburn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.35. Streamonator hates his next start, but it’s home and I would start him, even if his last name sounds like a shady land deal that my mom hears about on Fox.

Adalberto Mondesi – Has structural damage in his knee. He’s a joke. I’m so done with him. He literally stutter-stepped and damaged his knee. Forget it, man, it’s over. It. Is. A. Wrap. Have a nice life, we’re done.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.86. Greinke feels like he can pitch until he’s 50, look like he’s 25, while throwing only 55, and still have an ERA around 4.00. Any hoo! Streamonator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t touch Greinke.

Kendall Graveman – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.74, and his 1st save, as Hendriks deals with a sore back. Graveman buries b**ches! Graveman, Bummer and Hendriks could all be lights-out closers with opportunities, but Hendriks will be fine soon, I imagine.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.27. For the first five innings, it was KC can’t Cease straight. Carpe Cease. Seize the Cease! Then the Royals got lucky on pop-ups.

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .298. La Russa, what are you doing? Get this guy out of your lineup quick!

Jake Burger – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Think for Burger a 2nd homer is more likely called “a double,” but that’s only a two-bagger. *mind explodes*

Danny Mendick – 1-for-3, 1 run. White Sox penciling Mendick into their lineup with Reese McGuire, and the misdemeanors write themselves. You know balls are gonna be flying out of the park…ing lot.

Jon Jay – Announced his retirement. Finally, he can finish The Federalist Papers. Sorry for messing up your Wikipedia Personal Life section, Jon Jay.

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mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey—Looking to buy low on O’neill… what OF would count as “buying low” you think?

was thinking about sending offer of starling Marte and sev/framber for o’neill and a better sp… what would be enough/too much? Person has woodruff, fried, morton as options…

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 months ago

12 team 5×5 w/OBP redraft

Drop Zach Collins for Sean Murphy?

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Redraft

Please rank my back end starters:

Houck, Detmers, Ranger, Detmers, N. Martinez

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
2 months ago

Sorry, listed Detmers twice instead of Wood

PCC
PCC
2 months ago

start or BN Urquidy @TOR? ROTO league,thx!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I can pick Sonny Gray from waivers (I have an IL slot) but it would make no sense if he would be dropped once ready (expected soon). Would he be favored over Ranger oSuarez or Hunter Greene?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
2 months ago

Hey Grey, question. My Lindor and Will Smith (LAD) for his Kyle Tucker? I need OF help and have Franco and Adley rostered. Trade analyzer says pretty close.
Thx!

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  TurnandCoughlin
2 months ago

Sorry. 16 keeper dynasty league

JJordan
JJordan
2 months ago

Grey! Drop J Walsh for Hosmer ?

JJordan
JJordan
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Walsh has been straight dumpster fire kindle. How long should I try to hold out of this is the norm?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

Hello Grey,
So another W stolen from me with Peralta and the Brew Has. Nice effort Boxberger you tool! What the F!!!!!

Anyway, would you grab a Hosmer over a Jared Walsh in a Yahoo 10 Teamer H2H Points League? Walsh is currently in my Util slot. Not sure I can even fit Hosmer on the roster, as I have a few holes to fill, but what the hell.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Wow! Ok. I hold. Thanks much Grey.

And oh yeah, my opponent in this league this week, who happens to be my wife, had Devin Williams, so she got her Save. Boxberger’s reach was obviously not long enough – LOSER!

Nope, I’m not bitter!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

And Acuna is back! Holy crap! I guess the guy who bought him for $38 in our Auction League did ok. Damn!

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Drop any of these guys for Sandoval or hold?
Nola
Montas
Ryan
Maneaa
Wright

Mr. H
Mr. H
2 months ago

My outfield is Castellanos, Yelich, Vaughn, Bellinger, Julio Rodriguez, Taylor Ward, and Jesus Sanchez.

Would you take a chance on Brandon Marsh over any of these guys like Sanchez/Yelich or meh? Thanks!

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Bohm or JTurner, 12T 5×5 redraft at 3B?

Thanks

Herb
Herb
2 months ago

Drop Mountcastle for Hosmer?

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
2 months ago

Hi Grey…in a keeper league, would you grab Gorman over Swanson if you had to start them at MI! Got Franmil at DH and Kelenic on bench.

Can you rank Ian Anderson, Luzardo,Houck,Gonsolin and Whitlock ROS?

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Tough choice for picking a mediocre closer(s(ome are good but mediocre team w/o many leads): Staumont; Sims; Munoz; Graveman.

League has no transaction limit so willing to pick up a short-term choice that I can replace later. I have Graveman ->. I aassume he’s best choice.

John
John
2 months ago

ozuna/or adolis and snell for manaea?

John
John
2 months ago

svhd drop neris, king, or soto for gonsolin

I am the walrus
I am the walrus
2 months ago

Ashby or Brash ROS?

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Sup Grey,

SV+HLD

D. Bednar or Staumont?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Another drop roster preference question. Drop pollock or torres for pham? Obp league. Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

Gimenez or Wendle (replacing Mondesi)

In my younger days, I tore an ACL playing hoops. That was super painful. It could slip out even when walking straight, but lateral movement was essentially self-forbidden until fixed. What I’m getting at is I wouldn’t be surprised if Mondesi tore it a little earlier than his lateral moves. He seemed to react after contacting the bag–that might have been when it happened.

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Would you trade Lourdes and JoMo or framber for goldy? Or is that giving too much

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Batty call Carlson vs. Ari or Pavin Smith @ Stl
-AB, 2B, 3B, HR, SB, -CS

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 months ago

5×5 roto – France or Austin Riley? Is it close?

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

Grey, 10 team keeper OBP. First team. 2 teams loss Mondesi and I kinda feel relieved about it.

Waivers – Pham, Flores, Laurano, kirloff, hays, grinchuk, Frazier Kepler CJ Abrams’s

Pitching junis j mont, Rasmussen, closers meh.

Claim waivers avail Bohm, wendle

Varsho
Tork
Albies
Wisdom
Lindor
Bellinger
Walsh
Ward
JD Mart

Luis urias DL
Jimenez DL
Tatis DL
Carlson
Kelenic

Evoldi
Giolito
Cease
Kopech
Josiah Gray
Ryan
Doval RP

Whitlock
Peralta
Lynn DL
Gray rod
Javier

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Primetime
2 months ago

Kyle Lewis and Donaldson.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 months ago

Good afternoon Grey!

Getting impatient with Walsh in a weekly league who has the Maddon curse upon him and is now sitting a couple times a week.

Eugenio Suarez has been on a bit of a heater, plays every day, and is walking equal to his ks, with his xwOBA is hovering around .400. He is currently the 33rd ranked bat in my format (10 tm, OBP 6×6 redraft) and his BABIP and walk rate are in line with his monster years.

Would you make the switch or give Walsh more time? This is for a bench bat, as I have LoGuJu and Goldy at 1B and corner and my OF & U has Acuna (hooray!), Seiya, $54 vending machine steak, and Profar starting. Austin Meadows is also a bench bat who is cold and seems to be in a platoon. Urias, Nimmo, Straw, Wendle are other options if you think any are superior to Suarez. Or I could use it for streaming pitchers with guys like JoMo, Skubal, and Josiah Gray available.

Thanks!

John
John
2 months ago

Nathan evoldi or teoscar?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

After losing Mondesi, would you trade Gausman + Lourdes for Alonso? Or make due with Kirilloff/C. Walker in the CI spot? Only other CI guy is KeBryan Hayes.

Or aim higher? Like Devers/Ramirez?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Just had a top 10 pick at CI and want to upgrade after losing him. Or you think I should ride with KeBryan and C. Walker and keep Hausman and Lourdes? I have an extra OF bc Gurriel doesn’t have 1B eligibility in cbs

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Add Kirilloff over C. Walker or Wendle?

Brett
Brett
2 months ago

Grey need to move a pitcher. We use qs instead of wins. Can you please rank gore luzardo megill

Thanks

russowl
russowl
2 months ago

Drop Ranger Saurez for Patrick Sandoval or hold? 8 team league

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. I was leaning to starting Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers at home against Detroit. Agree?

2. On Saturday, both my pitchers face off in St Louis. The cards Mikolas will start against AZ’s Merrill Kelly. Would you start both or only Mikolas?

3. On Sunday, would you start Oakland’s Cole Irvin at home against Cleveland?

Thanks!

Martin

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Trying to target M Olson….think gausman + Seiya is too much? What about Franimal + Manea?

Which combo of SP + OF would you try?

J. Winker
L. Gurriel
Y. Alvarez
S. Suzuki
B. Nimmo(R)
T. Hernandez
F. Reyes(R)

D. Robertson
K. Gausman
L. Sims
S. Manaea
T. Rainey
H. Greene
B. Ober
D. Rasmussen
L. Gilbert
S. Gray(R)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Thairo or B Rodgers

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
2 months ago

Was watching Skubal against Twins.

Rough time with 3 errors in 5th inning yet all the runs go in as earned.

Was starting to buy in on him too.

So, should I keep him or replace with Rasmussen, Cobb, Houck, Montgomery or Gonsolin as final SP on team?

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points,ROS

Hunter Greene or Gore?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
2 months ago

Holds/saves league… 10 team. Your top 2?

Sewald, Bednar, Camilio Doval, Treinen

Thanks!

The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Who’s the guy wearing Corbin’s uniform today?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Martin Perez Hilton?

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
2 months ago

Drop McMahon to stash Moncada (don’t have any IL spots left so he’d be on my bench till healthy). Votto and Duvall also out there…
Thanks Grey!

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

ROS do you like Julio Rodriguez or Randy Arozarena?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! I was really thinkin you were gonna say JRod. I’m a little frustrated with Randy but understand. Do you like Myles Straw more or less than JRod?

John
John
2 months ago

Rasmussen of Jon grey

John
John
Reply to  John
2 months ago

or

Jnevs23
Jnevs23
2 months ago

Just checked John Jay’s Wikipedia…..Grey did it. The crazy sonofabench. You did it

PDX Express
PDX Express
2 months ago

Ahoy!

Tellez or Tork?

Ketel or Witt?

Soler or Jebus Sanchez?

Gonsolin, Urquidy, Ranger?

Thanks, and have an amazing day! Baseball is great.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks so much!!

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

Wise Grey could you help me win this match up with your cosmic powers? We’ll see
I need runs, and homeruns in particular would be extra helpful, but if anyones just overall better id add them too ill go over my lineup and than whos available

My lineup
C: Keiburt Ruiz
1b: Jake Cronenworth
2b: Tommy Edman
3b: Manny Machado
SS: Bo Bichett
2b/ss: Dansby Swanson (dropping for Kelenic tomorrow)
1b/3b: Andrew Vaughn
Of: Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Whit Merrifield, adolis Garcia, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: Torkelson
Bench: Pete Alonso (not starting) Mitch Haniger (Out) randy arozarena (not starting) Luis Urias (10dayIL)

Waivers: Christian Walker, Rowdy Tellez, Brandon Drury, Brandon Nimmo, Brandon Crawford, Kolten Wong, Eric Hosmer, Jesus Aguilar, Patrick Wisdom, Wilmer Florez, Jo Adell, Bobby Dalbec, Daniel Vogelbach, Odunel Herrera, Chad Pinder, David Peralta

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

this is my 2nd straight time trying to fade Bruce Zimmermann – bet on the over for Yankees team total… and he’s making me look like an idiot again

Bruce Zimmermann for early AL Cy Young while I lose all my money

In other news both Kyle Wright v Cubs and Verlander @ TEX o6.5 Ks are plus money today – I’ve hammered both

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

here we go Yankees!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Raul Jr torn ACL, may be done for 2022

robbo
robbo
2 months ago

Who would you drop between Bohm and Donaldson? Standard 5×5

Thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  robbo
2 months ago

Josh

mookie
mookie
2 months ago

OBP league – Kwan or Schwindel?

The discarded head of Ted Williams
The discarded head of Ted Williams
2 months ago

Drop B Rodgers for Nicky Senzel?
I’m gonna find someone you think is worth dropping Rodgers for.

Last edited 2 months ago by gbaked
mr. glass
mr. glass
2 months ago

Grey is there any IL stashes you’d pick up if you had the space, was thinking of picking up Soroka because I can’t quit Adalbroko Mondesi and draft him every year. Fits my handle I guess lmao! ?

mr. glass
mr. glass
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Someone has him I saw Soroka on the waivers and that’s pretty much it. Gallo got dropped but of course I used my 2 moves this week and there’s no chance he lasts till Monday…
Soroka have any prospects of being good again lol

Blake
Blake
2 months ago

Standard 5×5 league. Picked up Ward for his hot streak, but his advanced metrics are looking like he’s legit, not to mention he’s batting in front of Ohtani and Trout. Should I keep him and drop one of Straw or Mountcastle instead? I’m also rostering two catchers in this one catcher league so I could also drop either Varsho or Murphy?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

You are always good at knowing when to pick up promising pitchers and when to let them pass.

Sean Manesa of the Padres is now available on waivers. Would you pick him up? If yes, who would you drop among the following list: Flexan, Quantrill Javier of Houston, Anderson of the Dodgers, or Cole Irvin or just pass?

Thanks again! I very much appreciate all your help!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ThanksGrey! Just made offer. There are two types of waivers in my league. One type that the deal is consumed immediately. The second type is a lottery where there is a certain date and managers all can bid. Wish me luck.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

No joy in Mudville. Another manager picked him up.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

Re: managers that get too cute. Did you notice Walsh was hot hot hot to start the year, and then Manager Maddening sat sat him for a bunch of games. Now he’s off then bench and playing again, but ice cold. Was sitting him against all of those lefties really worth it !?!

RICE
RICE
2 months ago

Oh blessed Acuna day!

10 Team / H2H

I need to drop two of the below to active Acuna and India. Which two are going?

Mountcastle
J. Sanchez
K. Marte
Gonsolin
Whitlock
J. Montgomery

Thanks in advance my over-the-internet-baseball-friend!

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Sorry last question for today!

Would you drop Ian Anderson or Bundy for Rasmussen?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

In a weekly hth cats, do you like Rasmussen or Gonsolin?

Rabbit
Rabbit
2 months ago

I may have missed it earlier this season, by how is it that you are not waxing poetic about Dylan Cease’s rockin’ mustache? Perhaps you have ‘stache envy? Sorry if this is a sore spot for you, but Cease’s ‘stache is porntastic.

Also, Acuna is back, baby!

Will
Will
2 months ago

Torn ACL for Mondesi. That’s a shame.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Will cost him a year. Back in MLB in May of 2023 is my guess.

BTW did you see Trout’s double off the wall last night? Damn near knocked the fence down. Missed a HR by about a foot.

tews
tews
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I’m in a ten-teamer, first year having Trout on my team. It’s so fun. Have you had that pleasure Grey?

tews
tews
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ewww. Sorry to hear that

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

In a 12-team, OPS, H2H keeper league, wondering what you think of the following trade scenario. For context, each team can keep up to four players each season, so guys like Bo, Devers, Trout and Story would all likely be kept.

Bo, Devers, Straw and Bundy
Trout, Story, Eugenio and one of the following SP: Freddy Peralta, Sean Manaea, Logan Gilbert, Jordan Montgomery, Jesus Luzardo, Cristian Javier, Drew Rasmussen, Tanner Houck

Any of those pitchers get that deal done, make the most sense or seem fairest? I think I rank them in that order best to worst, wondering what you think.

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sorry for not being clear.

It would be Bo, Devers, Straw and Bundy for Trout, Story, Eugenio and one of the listed SPs.

I’m wondering which of those SPs you think would be fair / get that deal done, and if any of them would be an overpay or would not even be close to making a deal happen.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gotcha, thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

No word as of this typing how bad it is.

Marco strikes me as a hunt-and-peck typist.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Is Walsh droppable at this point? Didn’t think I’d be saying that but I have a roster crunch. Benintendi would be the obvious choice but he’s actually hitting right now.

Dan W
Dan W
2 months ago

have to drop one of these three: Javier, Luzardo and Sandoval. Who gets the axe?

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Current SP is Freddy Peralta, Sean Manaea, Logan Gilbert, Tanner Houck, Jesus Luzardo, Jordan Montgomery and Cristian Javier.

Drop anyone for Rasmussen?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 months ago

Grey, to activate Acuna, drop Diaz (and not carry a catcher) or drop Ranger or Matz? NL-only, 10-team h2h. Thanks!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 months ago

hey Grey, shallow 10-team 5×5 mixed league…in a vacuum type question, Thairo Estrada just a hot start/bat, or is there something more? Definitely worth a roster spot in shallow leagues or nah?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

A guy in my league has lost his mind. He told me if I wabt Jazz Chisholm, and Oswald Peraza, I would have to give up either: Tucker, Robert or J-Rod along with CJ Abrams. Was I right to tell him to take a flying leap?

Sandman
Sandman
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you are doing well. In a saves only league I Was just offered Taylor Rogers for my Joe Barlow, Staumont and Jorge Lopez

I have Kittredge, Chapman, Trivino, Lopez, Barlow and Staumont right now

Is this a No brainer? Thank you!

Jrod
Jrod
2 months ago

Grey! Great call in Ryan this year. I have him in two of my three leagues this year.

Question about Tyler O’Neil. Are we worried about him or is this a buy low opportunity? His expected stats all look terrible, but he cut his k% and has the highest bb% of his career. I might be able to get him for cheap in a dynasty league. Thoughts?

JDB
JDB
2 months ago

Woke up to the “shocking” news about Mondesi and nearly hate-dropped him on the spot, but then I thought I should at least wait to see if they give a timetable for his recovery. Then, the skies parted and I think I saw God, but then I realized that it wasn’t God at all, I had just heard the breaking news about Acuna. Now I can simply swap out Acuna for Mondesi and not care how long that d-bag rots in my IL spot. F Yeah!! And the NFL draft tonight to boot!!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

Hey Grey! just got offered

Olson, J. Sanchez, Luis Garcia for my Story, K.Hayes, Kyle Wright.

5×5 12 man h2h OBP Keeper league.

My roster is as follows if it helps:G. Sanchez, Hosmer, Albies, Hayes, Pena, Straw, Renfroe, Acuna, Jazz, STory, Nimmo, Gimenez, Mondesi, Jimenez, Tatis.

Pitching: Greinke, Wright, Hader, Clase, Plesac, Nola, stras, Syndergaard, Ryu, Urquidy. (sad I know)

Keep in mind that would put 3 atlanta players in my batters.

Thanks for your help as always!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

If I swapped out Nola for Wright, would you still pick story side?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
Reply to  JaysforDays
2 months ago

or any of my pitchers for wright

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Start Quantrill @ LAA. Pitching streak came to a screeching halt last night. Javier, Pineada, Matzaball

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

Hang on to Trivino or drop for Munoz?

whitt23
whitt23
2 months ago

Is Kelenic droppable at this point in a 10 team H2H redraft league? Add would be JP Crawford or Kepler. Any info is appreciated.

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

1. Vaughn or Hosmer?
2. Kelenic or Dansby Swanson?
3. Pick two out of the four (don’t have to be one of each matchup)

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

You have the golden touch this year. Followed your advice on starting Javier and Lopez. I am in first thanks to you.

We now have the pitching starter for TB against Seattle’s Flexan. TB is starting Jeffrey Springs at home. Would you still sit Flexan?

Thanks!

dingo37
dingo37
2 months ago

Any1 trotting out Wheeler vs Col

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

“This might sting a little.”

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 months ago

Interesting that Devers’ launch angle is 7 vs 13 from last year. All other Statcast measures look good and even better in xBA and K%. What do you think about the LA? How many batted ball events until it gives us a true picture going forward? Hope it’s not like Soto last year for Devers hurting his HR totals.

ThePUPIL
ThePUPIL
2 months ago

Hey Grey. Love your posts man. So 8×8 14teamer H2H
R,H,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS,SLAM
W,L,CG,SV,K,ERA,WHIP,QS

Murphy
Mount
India
Franco
Bo
Seiya
Jesus
Adell
Util Polanco,India
Bn Vaughn,Kwan
IL Eloy,LUrias
NA Cruz

Manoah,Freddy,Sandoval,Ranger,Javier,Lodolo
JorgeLopez,Sims,Floro
IL Lynn

I need more OF power,1B help and some pitching. I just missed on Ward this week and Profar last week.

Anyone to drop for Hays,Laureano,CWalker,Santander,Hosmer,
Bader,Tellez
Rasmussen,King,Graveman,Muñoz,Keegan,
Duran,JonGray,Strider,Gonso,Ashby
Thanks G

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

Hey Grey – Acuna’s back!!! Who’s my drop? 6×6 OPS & QS. Thanks!

1b – Alonso
2b – Profar
3b – Wander
Ss – Bo
Of – O’Neill, Brantley, Nimmo
Util – Bell, Vaughn
Bn – Adolis, J Pena

Sp – FreddyKBB, Montas, Ohtani, Kopech, JoMo, Bassitt, Gore, Javier, Lauer
Rp – Diaz, Rainey, Duran

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks Grey!

Mertle
Mertle
2 months ago

Good morning Grey! Thank you for being our lord and fantasy savior. Heard the discussion about who to try for for Kyle Tucker….we thinking Castellanos is worth a shot?

Ty!

alps
alps
2 months ago

would you drop Votto for Hosmer in a 12 team

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  alps
2 months ago

I’m about to

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So….no in a 12 team, but yes in a 15 team?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
2 months ago

Hello my dude!

A) How are you my online friend?
B) I was using Heim from ur catcher buy since I have been streaming the buggers, but Garver was dropped worth adding or stick with the Heim man?
C) Start/Sit and Cut between Joey Gallo/Connor Joe/J Rod. 5×5 with OBP as I activate ACUNA!

stay cool

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

A) so so buddy have been taking some hits, but that is life ya feel? I will save you from my life story and say swell haha :)

B) I just looked at my pitching and all the Rasmussen questions and I have too many starters right now

My starters right now = Cease, Kopech, Eovaldi, Severino, Syndergaard, Megill, Gore, Brash, Edrod and Ranger with Rasmussen on waivers

who are the worst 2 ROS? Thanks for making my mornings better with ur funny material and fantasy wisdom. Appreciate it with my shitty heart

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
2 months ago

Morning, Grey!

Would you drop Carrasco or Ranger for Junis or Blackburn? Or hold?

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Are you starting Whitlock @ TOR today? The Robot hates it obviously.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

Happy Ronald Acuña Jr. Day to all his owners!!

My 10-TM NL-Only H2H (OBP) Outfield now looks like this:

Acuña
Soto
O’Neil
Edman

Grey,
I have Cobb on the IL, but would like to drop either Rios or D. Smith and pick up one of Barrero or Longoria for the IL spot that could actually contribute on a daily basis. OBP league and the remaining roster is:

CA K. Ruiz
1B Walker
2B India
SS Cronenworth
3B Franco
INF Cooper
UT D. Smith

I don’t want to drop either Rios or Smith, but they aren’t getting enough ABs. I am convinced that if I drop either, one of their teammates will get injured and open up regular PT.

Currently Cobb is on my DL, so it could be a matter of days or a week that I can swap him out. Dropping someone now will allow me to roster a hitter and then do the IL swap.

Unfortunately Gorman was picked up the other day, or I would have just snagged and held him till his promotion.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! I am thinking of streaming Houser against PIT, but SON doesn’t like it (-19). I’ll wait to see how Peralta (H2H owner has him) to see if it’s worth the gamble. Once I pick up Barrera, would you rather own Keller or Houser as an 8th Starter? Or just keep 8th spot for streaming / batty calls.

Current staff:
SPs – Webb, Alcantara, Stroman, Lauer, Gray, Greene, Cobb, Keller
RPs – Ta. Rogers, Rainey, Smith, Warren