Kyle Schwarber sat down for a long cross-country trip with his favorite, a can of Virgin Bloody Mary mix. Seated next to him was a tall, mustachioed man. Soon after takeoff, Schwarber dozed off and when he woke, he felt groggy, but that was to be expected, right? Seated next to him, that tall, mustachioed man drank from a Virgin Bloody Mary mix, wiping the red from his bristles. Well, what Kyle Schwarber didn’t know was Joey Gallo was that tall man with a fake mustache, and, as soon as Schwarber dozed off, Joey Gallo began to transfer all of Schwarber’s home run-hitting blood into his can of Virgin Bloody Mary mix. Later, Joey drank it all up, and burped all the names of the 500 Home Run Club. So, Joey Gallo (3-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .239) hit his 20th homer, has seven homers in the last five games, and, since Rob Manfraud took away the wacky tacky, Gallo’s slashing .375/.500/1.125/1.625, but we know why, don’t we? (Prolly just so Gallo gets traded the hell off the Rangers.) Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nate Lowe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .260. Also, on the same plane flight, Lowe said, “Hey, if you’re not gonna finish that Bloody Mary mix, can I have it?”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.65. Remember me saying after his last start that Ryu’s not an ace anymore, but more of a number two? Well, about that. Against the Mariners, man? Ryu kidding me? Lot of people asking about Ryu and what to do with him, or what’s wrong with him, so I looked at his numbers again, and it’s the same as last week. His spin rates look fine, if you’re wondering. My guess was he’s missing his spots, and getting too much of the plate, and his Statcast seems to back that up. He’s being hit hard, especially on his change, which he throws 30% of the time. It was a top pitch in the game in previous years, and now it’s a negative for him. Feels somewhat fixable, but there’s no room for error, especially in Buffaloronto.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer. For the 4th of July, the Jays are not used to celebrating, but, since they’re in Buffalo, they’re toying with the idea of following a Semien blast with the spraying of giant streams of lotion into the air.

Jake Fraley – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer. Oh…*pauses for effect, forgets why paused, starts reading the newest TV Guide for all air times of Law & Order, then suddenly remembers…* FRALEY?! So, Fraley had a decent June (5 HRs, ~.250), but would wait to see if he’s hot again.

Shed Long Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I’m sorry, Fraley and Shed Long Jr. is who Ryu gave up homers to? Is this some elaborate practical joke?

Yusei Kikuchi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18. Lisa Loeb’s fantasy team titled, “Yusei…Stay” is doing pretty well, huh? Couldn’t imagine starting Kikuchi in Buffaloronto, but if you had the melons in your pants, good for you. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, but it’s at home and I could see it.

Paul Sewald – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.66, as he got his 1st save. Glad I absorbed all those awful Rafael Montero outings for the Mariners to go to anyone but him. Graveman was likely being rested, but it’s worth eying Sewald, since he’s at least been good.

Matt Shoemaker – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to reopen his boarded-up cobbling business, and get back to work.

Eddie Rosario – Left yesterday’s game with ab tightness. Okay, and why has he been bad for the other 78 games?

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.18. Regression Fairies are going to come, uh, so hard for Framber in the 2nd half.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-2 and his 14th homer. Cool, enjoy it, like it a lot, great, but, and again with some stank BUT! Why is Yordan still playing the outfield? He has outfield eligibility already.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .287. Wonder if Altuve is ever like, “Yo, can you get this dinner?” Opening his wallet, “Because I’m short.”

Michael Brantley – 3-for-5, and his 5th homer, hitting .345. Prolly have seen too many heist movies, but when all the cops are checking for one crime, it’s the perfect time to do another, i.e., the fuzz are on the sticky, it’s time to bash that trash, slick.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. Too bad the Royals’ Emmnanuel is already hurt, because him and Enrisqué on the same field would’ve made for a great late-night movie on Cinemax.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Just Dong because the alternative is just sad.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .179. Dannys Antana and other Sawx are suddenly using a 2019 ball or what? Serious question: Fenway added a humidor last year, along with some other clubs, but they didn’t announce it. Could they or any team that was using it just stop using a humidor without telling anyone? It’s not like MLB has a rule in place that says you have to disclose a humidor or not. By the way, yes, this is very stupid. This is like in football some teams being allowed to just deflate the ball a little if they want.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 20th homer. Devers has 69 ribbies, which sounds hot, horny and hungry.

Nate Eovaldi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.41. At some point, Eovaldi’s ERA was pushing 4 and I was like, “Yo, see ya later, alligator. In a while, your-mom’s-on-auto-dial.” Yet, the Streamonator loves him, the peripherals are gorge, and, ugh, I can’t stay away.

Harrison Bader – 0-for-4 as he was activated, hitting .208. This move forced Lars Nootbar back to the minors, where they will try to sell him in gas stations and parking lots, pretending it’s to pay for a school trip. Bader does little for me, unless he’s hot, but if you’re league is deep enough, you do what you have to.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer. Au Shizz!

Brendan Rodgers – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Rodgers will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but with a giant caveat. A rotting caveat at the core of the Rockies named Bud.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Was watching this game and could’ve sworn it was Kole Calhoun who homered. How many dinger gingers does the Dbacks have? Or is Calhoun replicating? The Dinger Ginger Replicant! AHH!!! Oh my God, they also have a Reddick (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs his 1st homer)! RUN!!! And a Rojas! SAVE US PLEASE!!!

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer. Carl’s Jr. Jr. with the big fly, Animal-style!

Luis Castillo – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.08. Not bad considering this was vs. the Padres, and earlier in the year he couldn’t get out of the fourth vs. the Diamondbacks.

Alejo Lopez – 4-for-5, 2 runs. Say Alejo-Lo and try not to sound like you’ve lost control of your mouth. You can’t. That’s why I challenged you. Alejo-Lo has been flexing his hit tool in the minors this year — .358 in Triple-A, .362 in Double-A — and he has some speed, though seems unable to read pitchers. For now, Alejo-Lo is an NL-Only guy, but if the Reds are able to unload any guys at the deadline, Alejo-Lo could be a 2nd half surprise.

Ryan Weathers – 4 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.63. I’m super lukewarm on Weathers, unlike the rest of the country. He’s got 6.8 K/9, 3 BB/9, 4.62 xFIP. Make that less than lukewarm. I’m lukecold.

Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.27, and his 4th blown save, and I think they’ve all come against the Reds. Can Melancon stop pitching vs. the Reds or can the Reds not tell any other teams how Melancon is tipping his pitches? I will accept either.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 0.95. He had a Kyle Hendricks 1st inning, but deGrom had a deGrom 2nd thru 7th inning.

Dominic Smith – 2-for-4 and his 7th and 8th homer. Sonavabench! I blame Fantrax who had a green buttons next to every player yesterday. Even players who weren’t playing in a game. Kinda glad of their snafu though, so I have someone to blame for my extraordinary dumbness. Speaking of dumb, people were drafting Dom in the top 75, thinking he was a 30+ homer hitter! If you say so, bro.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .280. His home run looked comically accidental vs. deGrom. He somehow connected, and the ball shot out to right. If he was any later on that pitch, it would’ve needed a customary text saying, “srry im late on my way.”

Ian Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.35. Always a Tull moment with Ian Anderson, only getting two Ks is pretty dull too.

Corbin Burnes – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.41. There is something so comforting about a guy who is supposed to be great going out and being great. It’s just so rare. If you care, and I’m not sure you should, his spin rates have been way down.

Kolten Wong – Sounds headed to the IL again, for like the fifth time in three months. Did the Brewers make the song, Detachable Penis, their theme song this year? Because they can’t keep Wong on.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer. Muncy, Munce-does!

Patrick Corbin – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.56. That’s pretty impressive, considering the whole game ended after five innings. Dodgers got more licks in than the Tootsie Roll Pop owl.

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column — which is available on Patreon now — because I don’t think it will last with Goodwin, but can always grab a hot schmotato if you’re feeling it.

Zack Collins – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1). A slam and legs from a catcher as I grabbed him for a batty call, after two games of Zunino homering. Touch my waiver-wire-pickup finger and you will hear a sizzle!

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.37 vs. Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, zero Ks. This matchup was billed as, “I gotz both of these dudes and I’m starting them both and it’s gonna be so glorious.” The matchup turned out to be falsely advertised.

Dylan Bundy – Moved to the bullpen. So, you’ll see Bundy after you count to five. Innings, that is.

Jose Suarez – Will take Bundy’s spot in the rotation. *insert pic of a ship named ‘Bundy’ blocking the Suez Canal, then insert an ‘after’ pic of the boat dislodged* The Suarez is clear! He has a 1.98 ERA in middle relief this year, and you don’t want to know more. Trust me, it doesn’t get better. Fine, his career ERA is 6.51; his 8.6 K/9, 3 BB/9 this year could be eaten alive as a starter. Though, he does have a decent curve and good change. I guess you can check the Streamonator for him.

Tim Locastro – Traded to the Yankees. Locastro will be used as a pinch-runner, defensive replacement, and pinch-hitter when an opposing pitcher plans on hitting someone. Also, if Judge or Giancarlo get hurt, Locastro can be used. Not to play for them, but to run so fast it turns the globe back in time to before the injury, and they can avoid getting hurt.

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DEAN L WHITE
DEAN L WHITE
1 year ago

Yesterday Bertie Higgins and today Ian Anderson /Jethro Tull…damn boy I come for the baseball but stay for the obscure music references.
All hail Grey.

DEAN L WHITE
DEAN L WHITE
Reply to  DEAN L WHITE
1 year ago

Ps – too many comments to check, but did anyone else catch the Tull reference?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

That Locastro superman visual was brill! If only I could get closers like you off the wire.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

I have Franmil back tomorrow
Have to drop,him , Blackmon or Roman Laureano?
Happy 4th!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Jim
1 year ago

Geez that’s a tough drop to figure out. Im wondering if Laureano is dealing with an injury because he has certainly cooled off. If you don’t have a pitcher to drop, I would probably have to drop Franmil but Grey is way smarter than me so you should do what he saysQ

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

ROS please rank
Dylan Moore—looks like he could be a 20/20 guy
Luis Urias
Hoerner.

Hoerner on IL
I have Moore
Urias available to pick up

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Ok I’m trying to move Framber. Im being offered Bieber, Cron and Naquin for Framber, Matt Olson and Franmil Reyes. I told him that is too much, what do you think?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Do you agree Grey that is too much?

Babe Ruth's Ball Sweat
Babe Ruth's Ball Sweat
1 year ago

I have Segura- drop him for Hays or Chapman, or hold?
Drop Molina for Elias Diaz?

they just put Bauer on administrative leave, and the hits just keep on comin’ (thats what she said)
Yankees suck.
spanks a lot, have a great 4th!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. can only hang on to two of these guys. who do you like? jesus sanchez, renfroe, nico, j-up(supposedly coming off IL this weekend), baddoo or duvall?

Trickrey
Trickrey
1 year ago

Pick up Cronenworth and drop either Carlos Santana, Jean Segura, or Tyler O’Neil in a 10 tm H2H league 5×5 OBP instead of AVG

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Chas McCormick or Badoo?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Trying to use a VISA gift card

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey,

I have Kikuchi as must start at this point, after tearing through the Rays, White Sox (who kill LP) and Jays ( in Buffalo)….what are your thoughts? He looks like a top 30 sp.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Keston Hiura or Brendan Rodgers? ROS and next couple of years?

Jc
Jc
1 year ago

I have Franmil back tomorrow
Have to drop,him , Blackmon or Roman Laureano?

Have a great weekend. Thank you for your help this week

robbo
robbo
1 year ago

I have Franmil, Hoerner and Upton coming back soon, which three would you drop?

Votto
Cron
B Rodgers
Schoop
L Gurriel
Manoah
Stripling
Muller
Wainwright
(Or Hoerner or Upton)

Thanks, happy 4th!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

With the Cubs planning to activate Hoerner this weekend, I plan to drop A. Rosario to make room.

That’ll give me 2x bench bats, but Flexen was just dropped and he has a great matchup this weekend vs. TEX.

Roster:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Conforto
UTL: Adolis, CJ Cron
BN: Sano, A. Rosario
SP: Castillo, Ryu , T. Rogers, Morton, T. Walker, P. Corbin, Stripling
RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

IL: Means, Hoerner, Turnbull

Question 1: is Rosario the drop here or would you drop anyone else over him to activate Hoerner?
Question 2: would you drop anyone to add Flexen?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I mean, it’s anisette-o’clock somewhere, right?!?

and thanks again for all the help/ insight!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Do you like Burger? He had great AAA numbers.

Thanks

denp1717
denp1717
1 year ago

ROS 10 team 5×5 Would you pu Brandon Rogers or Will Adames?

Thanks in advance!!!

Gonz
Gonz
1 year ago

Hey Good peeps

12 team h2h points league.
Would you trade Sandy Alcantara for Wander Franco?

Thx in advance..Enjoy your weekend

Gonz
Gonz
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I got some stock in Wander and BOOM!! instantly good feels so there is that lol

Anyone else making this trade?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Who would you be speculating on for saves in Philly(Alvarado?) , Cincy(?)and Detroit(?)

Luis Urias,Gavin Lux or Cavan Biggio?

Drop Eugenio? What happened to him? Just get old at 30?

Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Any thoughts on closers in Cincinnati and Detroit? Would you pick up Lasagna over any of them? Thanks.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Thanks for a great week. Please rank the following in an Otteneu keeper points league where HR allowed suck, wins don’t matter. I’ll put them in the order with which I rank them. Assume it’s for this year and next only.

Sonny Gray
Zac Gallen
Dylan Cease

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

One more question; please help me fill out my bench with 2 of these bats. 12-team H2H points league.
Fraley
Kemp
Pederson
Santander
Villar
Thanks and I hope you have a great holiday!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 year ago

Would you trade my Schoop,Edwin,and Dick-Rod for Judge? Diaz and Judge are keepers. I would move Biggio from OF to 2B or drop Biggio for Urias. Bard and Cisneros/Soto are free agents.

Who is closer in DET anyway? Any guess? How about Philly?

Add Patino or Zack Thompson over Gallen or Kaprielan?

Thank you. Celebrate your Freedom even in CA!

zombie
zombie
1 year ago

No Duran on the Olympic Team. Speculative on an imminent call up, grab him now over The Jesus or Badddooo? Thanks. Happy Friday.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

I added Baz as a flier for this year, now I see he’s on the olympic roster. I suppose this hurts his chances of being promoted this year, or could it help him if he shows good stuff? Predict the future I know, but do you see him being promoted this season?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You agree with me earlier this week that he was the next big arm to get called up…what changed?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yea, Brujan will probably be up in Sept ugh.
Be wrong in my favot for once, will ya? Haha JK

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He is gone….lost bid for him.
I have Mueller and Megill…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ugh…I need a SP….pen call up in Sept is useless.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A good SP…which is tough to find on a 14 team mixed waiver wire.

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Congrats Sailors, we made it to Friday!

8 team Yahoo points league.

Rendon or Moncada ROS?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeahhh… I have Bregman and Ketel on IL. Other options would be adding Riley or Eduardo Escobar. Could also move Muncy to 3B and add Jazz at 2B. None of them super exciting for 8 team points

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the advice as always Grey

Enjoy your Independence Day!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Earlier, you mentioned not having seen anything bout John Means status. Yahoo is reporting “he’s playing catch” and that he will return after the All-Star break (IMO, April-2022 is after the All-Star break.
Player Note Thu, Jun 24
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde told reporters that he expects John Means (shoulder) to return after the All-Star break.

Advice: Means has been playing catch at Baltimore’s spring training complex in Florida as he recovers from the shoulder strain that has seen him out since the beginning of June. It will be a most welcome return for the Orioles and fantasy managers, as the southpaw was excellent prior to the injury with a 69/13 K/BB ratio and 2.28 ERA.

So with this informative “update”, should I cut Means, Mondesi (also no news), or Luis Robert (1-Sep). I think Mondesi.

Rodney Chorba
Rodney Chorba
1 year ago

Reid Detmers or Jake Eder in a dynasty league?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Can’t believe they brought Castillo back after a 52-minute delay.

I have 2 RCL teams where Ryu, Rodon, Cueto, and Rodriguez gave up 16 runs in 15 innings.

Also a team with Robles and Rodriguez (5 runs in 1 and a third).

At least I have some teams with Framber, who I believe you said will be lucky all year.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

“… he’s just going to be lucky all year…”

Waldorf
Waldorf
1 year ago

Grey do you think Bellinger, Bryant and Cease would be enough of a rental return for this season only to move JRod in a deep keeper league?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Mariners have been better lately. 12-4 with 5+ runs/game.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

The M’s have been fun to watch, but a -42 run differential is troublesome.

Chud
Chud
1 year ago

5×5 roto trade:

I give Betts/Riley

I get JRamirez/Grisham

Thanks and enjoy the 4th!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Better save spec: Lasagna or Sewald?

Lurrrrrrrrrrrvey!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 year ago

Not that either is a good save spec. But, ya know, relatively.

Magic Oriole
Magic Oriole
1 year ago

I’m a Moncada owner. Drop Hunter Dozier for The Burger Man?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

My current middle infield is Enrique (picked him up a few days ago to replace Wong) and J. Polanco.

I’ve got $39 left to bid in a 12 team 6×6

Should I drop either for Urias, Adames, Rodgers, or Dansby, JP Craw, Hoerner?

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Hey Grey, H2H, 12 team. Activating Sonny Gray – Who is the drop? Skubal or Paddack? thanks

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Grey, every time you talk about Framber I become anxious and start looking for trades. How certain are you that the Regression Fairies are incoming?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have him on every team and I’ve got to say, for some reason it is really hard to find good trade matchups for him. I know that a big reason for this is he doesn’t have a high ranking due to starting the season so late.

Would you do him and Urias for Woodruff?

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
1 year ago

Good morning Grey!

My healthy starting pitchers consist of Manaea, Pablo, L Castillo, Rogers, Cease, Framber.

Sonny Gray is returning from the IL. Who from above to drop? I am actually not certain as Sonny has never really seemed to have gotten things together this season.

8-team, head-to-head, redraft with Wins and QS.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Hey Grey, thanks for another great post!

Would you go Eovaldi or Waino ROS

Coriell
Coriell
1 year ago

Grey,

What are we doing with Jazz? 12 team Head to Head Points. Strikeouts count as -3 per. Drop for a hot bat like Luis Urias while I wait for Ketel to return from yet another hamstring strain?

Prayers for Sotos launch angle!

Thanks! Have a good weekend!

ILikeBader!
ILikeBader!
1 year ago

Why no love for Bader? Because he gets hurt all the time? Seems he can be 20-20, if not more, if he can stay healthy?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bader does have a killer Pokemon card collection though:)

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Ryu or Ian Anderson

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

What kind of regression are you talking about for framber valdez? He has a 70%+ ground ball rate. I get that he isn’t a 2 era guy. Do you still like him, he was one of your sleeper picks before the finger injury. Thanks

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Who do you think will have better second half Chapman or Yastrzemski? Thanks for all your work! Hope you get to enjoy the Fourth!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Would you hold Gonsolin through the All-Star break or pick up Gilbert, Mize, Montas or Skubal? Not sure what Gonoslin’s role is going to be the second half.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

In one league, I have 3 DL slots, and they’re all used by guys I consider marginal (Mondesi; Means; and Luis Robert). Canha is now on waivers — who’s my cut?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I thought (!) I heard activation plan end of July; but nothing further on his status. I also haven’t heard much about Mondesi; and Robert (1-Sep has, IMO, risk on how much he’ll be running). So I’ve assumed all are droppable.

BTW, I had Means in all 4 of my leagues; I’ve already dropped him in 3.

slimjim13
slimjim13
1 year ago

Grey seems like Dusty is just playing a dangerous game with Alvarez trying to get him to 20 games in the OF for all the fantasy guys & gals out there who would love him to have eligibility for 2022 in keeper leagues. OK or he’s just STUPID one or the other

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

What up Grey,

I enjoyed the writeup almost as much as I’ve been enjoying you sticking it to the baseball writers / correspondents on twitter over their lack of coverage on the Bauer fiasco. There are a few big names on the waiver wire that I’d love to get your take on if I should swoop in there and grab:

B. Lowe
N. Lowe
Mike Yas
L. Gurriel Jr
Dom Smith
A. Hayes
Avisail Garcia

I’d be dropping either Donaldson, Dansby, or Tapia in my 10 team 5×5 cat nonkeeper league.

Thanks for the help!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Also adding Ty France into the mix

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cool thank you for that. I guess India is technically droppable, but he’s been a great pick up so far. Would you drop him for either?

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
1 year ago

Does anyone have faith in Canning vs BAL or Houser @ PIT? Thanks

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Lincecuminmypants
1 year ago

Canning

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Thanks! They’re both kind of crapshoots, but Canning does seem to have the K potential at least.

Coriell
Coriell
Reply to  Lincecuminmypants
1 year ago

Houser.

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Coriell
1 year ago

Thanks, all!

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
1 year ago

Hey Grey –

Looking to upgrade pitching a little. 12 team, QS, K per 9 league. I have franmil reyes coming off the IL and a leaguemate interested in trading a pitcher for him. He has Bassitt, McCullers, Sonny Gray, Hendricks, and Nola probably available; also Woodruff but probably wouldn’t send him. Is Woodruff too much to ask for? Which of these guys seem like ones to target?

Thanks.

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Much appreciated. Have a great weekend.

Justin
Justin
1 year ago

Hey Grey, I wanted to ask what is the most important stat in relation to total bases. Is it average or slugging? Or both?
Also I can’t seem to pick a 2nd baseman among these guys (Wong, Polanco, Lowrie, Schoop, Jazz, hiura, lux, Harrison lol) any suggestions? I have nico on IL and brujan on my bench

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Yooooo Grey!

Looking for a stop-gap OF while I wait for Franmil to get off his sizeable rump and lumber back into my lineup. Here’s some of the blehs I’m considering:

Laureano, Conforto, McNeil, Andrew Vaughn, Josh Rojas.

Can you rank em?

Thanks as always!

P.S. Time to stash Eloy eh? (Only 46% owned in Yahoo)

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
Reply to  Garbage Day
1 year ago

Is Laureano really in the ‘bleh’ category?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

To Oddball – I see what you mean. He’s been bleh lately – apparently you dudes have faith in him that he’s for real, so I’ll take a shot!

Also, Grey – you’ve been high on Conforto (you’ve got him above our Lourdes who’s been hot). He’s been putrid since his return. You see him comin around?

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

Bader or The Jesus as a bench bat?

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Can you please rank Lourdes, Conforto, Urias, India, Adames,Bradley, Jesus Sanchez?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Anisette Day Grey! Drink up!

Sonny Gray coming off the IL to face the Cubs today (SON Likes his start). In order to activate him, I need to drop someone… who should I cut? (Roster below)

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Jazz Chisholm
OF: Laureano, Adolis, Springer
UTL: W. Franco
BN: Eddie Rosario, B. Rodgers, Bohm, A. Rosario
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Heaney, McClanahan
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

IL: Franmil Reyes, Means, Sonny Gray

NA: Brujan

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cheers & thanks Grey!

and to confirm, you’d drop Amed Rosario 1st, Bohm 2nd then (or you recommend dropping Eddie Rosario too)?

…never thought I’d have 2x “Rosario’s” on my team…hell, I never thought i’d have 2 (3 if you count the IL) Cleveland Indians on my team!

Thanks again!!

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
1 year ago

what is the news on Mondesi he is eligible to return today? i’m guessing he will be out much longer. I he doing any baseball activities yet?

moneeman
moneeman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey what is your best guess on how may saves Mondesi will have ROS?

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

he sure can’t save his own obliques…..lol

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Luis Garcia or P. Corbin moving forward?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

Garcia

Pujols should be Home
Pujols should be Home
1 year ago

I though I had a good (not great) SP roster: Urias, McCullers, Berríos, Ryu, Musgrove, Mahle, Rogers. But most of them are really struggling now. Any of them I should drop to make room for a RP?

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Grey
Would you drop Biggio for any of the following.
Rodgers
Dylan Moore
Hernandez
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry I should have been clearer
It’s Enrique Hernandez
I know big difference

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks
I just wish Biggio would steal some bases

JC
JC
1 year ago

In no man’s land in my bullpen. I have D Castillo and Pom. Saves and holds are separate cats. So I need help in my h2h league. Options:
1. Add Crick, drop Stripling or Miley
2. Add Bard,
3. Add Garrett,
4. Trade for Trivino, give up Mahle
5. Trade for a holds guy like D Williams, give up D Castillo and punt saves. Nine pitching cats.
My staff is Burnes, Gausman, DeSclafani, Eovaldi, Mahle, Stripling, Mahle, Pom, D Castillo
All advice welcomed!

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Need one to replace my broken Wong

Swanson
Hosmer
Hays
Baddoo
Kemp
Rodgers

Tony C
Tony C
1 year ago

Happy 4th weekend! I have a blockbuster trade offer to ponder today. 12 team league which includes QS, Wins, Losses K/9 for pitchers and OPS, BA, Walks and strikeouts too for hitters.

I receive deGrom, Bryce Harper and Arraez for Devers and Winker.

My current roster:
SP Woodruff, Lynn, Mahle, Ryu, Alcantara, Cease, McClanahan, Stripling, J Ross
RP Trevor Rogers, Bard, Antone
C Sean Murphy
1b Rizzo
2b Polanco
3b Devers
SS Turner
OF Meadows, Winker, Carlson, McCutcheon
Util Lindor, Andrew Vaughn
IL Buxton

Thanks for the help!

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
1 year ago

Burnes taken out of game – “jammed knee”

Hope he just had an excuse to watch the Bucks play.

icefires
icefires
1 year ago

Everyone was talking Vidal Brujan a month ago. He batted .182 in June and has 2 home runs in his last 115 AB’s. Should I drop him? (Keeper points league)

icefires
icefires
Reply to  icefires
1 year ago

To add more context, this is a salary auction league where we can keep 7 players each year.
My possible keepers for next year are:
Ronald Acuna $10
Juan Soto $10
Wander Franco $1
Spencer Torkelson $7
Ke’Bryan Hayes $11
Vidal Brujan $10
Walker Buehler $6
Jack Flaherty $6
Logan Gilbert $3
Michael Kopech $5
Sixto Sanchez $10
Josh Hader $4

I could use the roster spot for an active player as I am currently on the fringe of making the playoffs this year.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  icefires
1 year ago

I’d drop Sixto

icefires
icefires
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Thank you

Schwann
Schwann
1 year ago

Highlight of the season so far: getting Schwarber for cheap in a keeper league and hanging onto him. Lowlight of the season so far: spending 4.5 times as much on Bundy to be a high end #3 and hanging onto him.

Human Greyth Hormones
Human Greyth Hormones
1 year ago

New from Berrios Cereal: OOPS, All Baserunners!

Theo
Theo
1 year ago

Meadows or Gallo.? … points league .
Namaste’

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Hey grey!

Would you trade Ryu for teoscar in a 6×6 h2h 12 team league?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

Yes

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Thanks! I may do a bassit and Valdez for Soto

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I have 3-DL slots ending this weekend, (Sonny Gray; Nico Hoerner; and Franmil) and I’m having difficulty determining my offense cuts to activate Franmil (no pos) and Nico (2B, SS). Note-1: I always want to have one (or occasionally two) bench bats.
Note-2: I am averse to cutting Duggar since he’s been so productive to date; but I assume it is inevitable.

So I need to find one or two cuts — my team.

Pos 7/2/2021 ELIG
C Yasmeni Grandal C
1B Jonathan Schoop 1B,2B
2B Luis Urias 2B,SS,3B
3B Rafael Devers 3B
SS Bo Bichette SS
2B/SS Dansey Swanson SS
1B/3B Andrew Vaughn 1B,OF
OF Juan Soto OF
OF Jesus Sanchez OF
OF Stephen Duggar OF
OF Michael Conforto OF
OF Tommy Pham OF
Util Hunter Renfro OF

Bn Jazz Chisholm 2B,SS

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

12 team . I assume the decisions are:
– Drop-1. Jazz (my choice — been dropped in my other leagues); Nico; Swanson; Urias’; Schoop
– Drop-1. Sanchez (my guess); Conforto (Mets offense poor for counting stats); Duggar

My pitching drop is another issue which I resolved. It’ll be Sandoval, but I expect to keep Gray on DL slot (for tonite’s start) and after Sandoval’s next start. Not a problem since I don’t like guys on their 1st start after a DL stint.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Not sure if you saw this … but it’s Burger Time!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ2T6e4NObE

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I presume because Burger got called up by CWS

GritNGrind
GritNGrind
1 year ago

Hey Grey, thanks for the insight as usual!..always look forward to your daily recap!

Straw, Robles or Margot ROS?

H2H. 12 team, redraft,
Runs, Rbi, Stls, TB, and OBP

galica123
galica123
1 year ago

Grey!!!

So juicy!!

a. On Framber…he allowed 4 hits – 2 doubles and 2 singles. He also threw a WP. His stuff is too good.

b. Thanks a million to you and the community. The interview went well, we’ll see if it was good enough to cut the mustard.

c. Have a nice weekend.

d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 2, 2021

[From Duck Soup]

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Now, what is it that has four pairs of pants, lives in Philadelphia, and it never rains but it pours?’

Chicolini: ‘Atsa good one. I give you three guesses.’

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Now let me see. Has four pair of pants, lives in Philadelphia… Is it male or female?’

Chicolini: ‘No, I no think so.’

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Is he dead?’

Chicolini: ‘Who?’

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘I don’t know. I give up.’

Chicolini: ‘I give up, too’

e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 2, 2021

‘I liked his concern about discipline, his concern about style, about how you went about playing. I needed all that to make me feel comfortable.’

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Thanks, man!!

Who exactly! Waiting for Vin to fill us in.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!!

It’s about his dad! So now I find out that being tough, saying no to your children and NOT being their friend is the best way to raise a child!!!

Cheers,
Ante

MaydayMalone
MaydayMalone
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey I love your insights, but why you always talking about regression with Framber? That 71% groundball rate is absurd and legit. He’s got the defense behind him to make the plays.

Sure the K/9 and BB rates are nothing special, but 71% GB rate!!

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson