“Thinking about how I could’ve had Jose Abreu three rounds after Pete Alonso,” is what I tell the man in the plane after I say I want to parachute from the plane without a parachute. “You have anything that burns hotter than 500 degrees?” Is what I ask the grill store employee as I put charcoal briquettes down my pants as I watch Jose Abreu hit six homers in one series. “Just seeing if I can chew glass, that’s all,” which is what I say to Cougs as I bite into a water glass while thinking about El Grande Dolor hitting .322 and four home runs in a row from Saturday until Sunday. “No, I’m not cutting onions, I’m ripping my fingernails out,” which is what I say to my reflection when I think about how Jose Abreu has 11 homers and Pete Alonso hasn’t played in four days and was moved down the lineup for Dom Smith. How’s everyone else doing, that’s nice. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Reynaldo Lopez – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER as he was activated from the IL. I ain’t down with new Star Wars, and don’t care about Rey-Lo.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.13. It’s painful for me to dig in my heels that a pitcher isn’t pitching well, when he has a good ERA and we’re in such a weird, short season, but Cease has been bleh, contrary to ERA evidence. With that said, every pitcher has about six more starts, so Cease the day.

Kris Bryant – Hit the IL with a pain in his left ring finger. Similar thing happened to me on my wedding night, and it never healed.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.70. Since July of last year, Darvish might be the best pitcher. List definitely isn’t longer than three (with Biebs/deGrom). By the by, how did I draft Darvish in so many leagues when people were drafting Clevinger in, like, the top 25 overall?

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. In related news, that’s five times now Joe Buck’s gone into his mother’s guest bathroom and screamed, “Don’t bother me! I’m going to do a 45-minute poo!” Then exited almost an hour later, and didn’t flush the toilet.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the 60-day IL. This seemed to be coming from about three weeks away when he said something like, “Maybe I’ll come back for this season, whatever this season is.” And that’s me paraphrasing me! Stressbird had checked out around that time. Also, not to pile on, but I told you not to draft him this year or Scherzer, speaking of which…

Max Scherzer – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.31. Yeah, he’s totally himself and won’t say at the end of the year his back’s been bothering him for 18 months.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.48. Looked Anigood, has been Anibad, next up, Aniokay?

Luis Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .357. Sounds like Charlie Sheen in Platoon, hitting that .357. Not enough has prolly been made of Garcia on these pages. He can hit for power and steal some bags, but will likely be hitting closer to .250.

Sixto Sanchez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in his 1st major league start. Oh, he’s gonna be so good. This year? Meh, maybe, maybe not. He was shooting 100 MPH darts and dropping nasty sliders like en bee dee. You know you’re doing something right when a 91 MPH change has hitters off balance. Marlins turning the page from the six-fingered Alfonseca to the Sixto’d One is in full effect.

Jay Bruce – Hit the IL with a quad injury, and Adam Haseley was activated. “Yo, hit me up if you need another outfielder.” That’s Domonic Brown.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.76. Wheeler keeps on rollin’. *Tiger Woods fist pump, does a little ‘terrible pun’ dance* I still got–God damn it, I think I pulled my back.

Alec Bohm – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st major league homer. A 446-foot deep drive. That’s an Alec Bohm bomb. Hearing a lot of people say Jake Cronenworth is pace car for the NL ROY, but don’t think he’s got it locked up or that anyone cares. Almost sillier than giving out awards this year is going to be people who are upset about who won the awards. “C’mon, Bohm had four homers and hit .310 in 124 ABs! How’s that not the Rookie of the Year?”

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Is there anything Hoskins can do to get back in people’s good graces? Yes. Can he do those things? I have reached Critical Doubts mode.

Brandon Workman – 1 IP, 1 ER, and his 1st save with Philly. Already looking like he can slide right into the Phils’ pen and pick up where Neris left off by being absolutely mediocre. If you hadn’t heard, Matt Barnes is now the Red Sox closer. That’ll be great, as well.

Nick Anderson – Hit the IL with forearm inflammation. Guess that explains why he hadn’t been closing games all year–I’m kidding! Cash is the reason! Cash is always the reason! Cash ruins everything around me! Castillo is the obvious fill-in for saves in Tampa, which means Jalen Beeks, Fairbanks, Thompson…Literally anyone else will get saves. Yesterday, J. Curtiss (1 2/3 IP, 0 ER) got his first save. What an ignorant slut!

Matt Shoemaker – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Now we just need Garrett Richards to join The Cobbler, Judge, Giancarlo and Paxton and it will prove that even in a 60-game season, injury-prone guys are injury-prone guys.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-1, 2 runs, and a slam (10) and a double legs (3, 4), hitting .296. I want to have his babies.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .264. Lou-Gu, my guy! Get hot, my main squeeze, that’s an order, but you do what you want, because I’m woke and very understanding, but seriously get hot.

Chris Bassitt – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.97. Streamonator loves his next start, and I’m with that ‘sitt.

Hunter Pence – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to mate, so Gangly Manbirds don’t go extinct.

Tyler Anderson – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Hey, word to the wise, if you’re gonna go the distance, wait until it’s a 7-inning game. I was thisclose to streaming Tyler Anderson, but a 90 MPH fastball and a 6 K/9 doesn’t exactly light a fire under the man area.

Trevor Cahill – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Not to get all toothpaste commercial on you, but nine out of ten times I’m fine with starting anyone in San Fran.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .309. Look at the last outfielder on your fantasy team. Betcha Yaz Jr. Jr. is better.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (1). Pillar rocks! What, I’ve reached my statue of limitations on puns? (Ha, my autocorrect changed that to statute like three times. Hey, autocorrect, I’m doing puns on a Pillar, leave me the eff alone!) By the by, I owned Pillar yesterday for this game and didn’t realize it until after the games had begun. Thank you for some divine inattention!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Wake me when he walks three times in a game.

Will Smith – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, as he was activated from the IL. Just what Jada Pinkett needs, more options.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (10, 11) and double legs (4, 5), hitting .300. Mookie Best!

Corey Seager – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer. Dodgers 100% win despite Dave Roberts. Case in point:  How is Chris Taylor their three-hole hitter? Seriously, dubya tee eff.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. C’mon, Chris Taylor hitting third? That makes sense to anyone? Taylor could go 5-for-5 and it makes no sense.

Ryan McMahon – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Am already thinking about writing a Ryan McMahon 2021 sleeper? Think he will still be cheap enough to warrant it? I kinda do.

Sam Hilliard – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and two homers in two games. Must be tough to be a young player in the Rockies’ lineup. If you do something good, you draw attention to yourself and Bud Black benches you.

Tarik Skubal – 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 10.38, which is irrelevant. He’s not ready to pitch 5+ IP, which is admittedly sucky for this year, but I could gush like I’m wet and gushy at how gorge Tarik was throwing yesterday.

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-3, and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting .202. Who do you think is higher on the Player Rater: Altuve or Goodrum? Altuve owners might need a drink.

Joe Jimenez – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 12.46. Hmm, this is weird. The box score says he didn’t get the hold. Not the stat, I mean an actual hug. Tigers have nothing to play for, so they might try to get Jimenez right, or they might IL him to the Ineffective List, or they might go to Buck Farmer. Personally, I don’t want to mess with Joe or Buck or Joe Buck.

Triston McKenzie – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks in his 1st major league start. Not to defend Sixto, because 1st major league starts don’t really matter in the big picture, but McKenzie had an easier matchup. Also, home vs. away. But, of course, McKenzie looked great, it’s written all over his final line. So, if you didn’t see, he’s a string bean that pumps in 96 MPH and lots of other breaking stuff. All of it with pinpoint accuracy. The nice thing with McKenzie is he shouldn’t be a victim of huge blowouts, due to his command. The bad thing, he hasn’t really thrown much in the last two years. For this year only, McKenzie over Sixto, but that could change. *me looking out the window* What beautiful hedges.

Carlos Carrasco – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.50. As soon as I type “Car” into my browser, Carrasco’s player page comes up, because I don’t clear my cookies. Pun points! In a short-season, I’m willing to just forget peripherals and say the season is too short to wait around. As pointed out previously, Carrasco should be better, but do you wait for him? Depends on the league.

Kris Bubic – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.96. Lower half of my fantasy team says, “Oof,” after getting hit in the Bubic region.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.59. This is for Royals’ management. Everyone else can move on. Hey, Royals, you lucked into Rosenthal doing well. He’s not good. Now there’s ‘heat’ that teams want to trade for him. My suggestion is to not let him pitch again until you can trade him, because it will only lower his value. Oh, and tell Matheny that Rosenthal is hurt, because he won’t ever be able to understand any of this.

Hunter Dozier – 4-for-4, 3 runs, and three homers in the last week, and has been one of the hottest schmotatoes in schmotato land.

Kevin Newman – Was removed from the game with abdominal pain. Fun fact! Every winter, I build a snowman with chiseled abs and I call him, Abdominal Snowman.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and double legs (1, 2), hitting .151. I would be too, if I owned him.

Richard Rodriguez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save as Keone Kela reevaluates why he wanted to pitch this year. If you’re desperate for saves, you can grab Dick-Rod.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Funny (not haha), now it seems like people have cooled off on Ohtani, but, without pitching, he’s more valuable.

Frankie Montas – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.22. Right now, it’s easier watching Grace and Frankie.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .149. This guy is killing me. Didn’t draft him for singles, but I also don’t drink water for the taste.

Harrison Bader – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .233, but two homers in two games, and hot schmotato alert!

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer. Think he’s going to be good, but have been burned by Cards’ prospects in the past — farting in your general direction, Bader — so withholding love like your daddy.

Yadier Molina – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs with four singles. All the single Yadis! All the single Yadis! All the single Yadis!

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.69. This cracked me up. A major league team, who presumably scouted Kim, spent money and time to research him, and even they had no clue what they had, putting him in the bullpen. Yet, we’re supposed to know who Kim is from scouting reports and a few Eminem songs?

Paul DeJong – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I was wearing the test around my neck to show everyone I was negative. I’m sorry if I offended anyone, I didn’t know it was a pregnancy test.”

Brandon Bielak – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.37. Hey, it’s great talking geopolitics with you in his bistro in Kabul, but I have to use the bathroom. Mind watching my ginger ale?…*four hours later*…Wow, must’ve fell asleep for a few–Wait a second, is that man harvesting my liver? AHHHH!!! Roofie!

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Only took three weeks for Tucker to move up to the cleanup spot, which honestly is impressive for Dusty, and I’m choosing to ignore that he had little choice with Bregman out, except for this mention of it.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (3). Pitch to the Padres hitters, and it’s like stepping in the Thunderdome, and they’re gonna lightning up the scoreboard.

Trent Grisham – 0-for-4, but hit three homers (5, 6, 7) on Saturday. I’ve been strutting like Ric Flair screaming, “Wooooo!” for the last two days due to Grisham. *remembering about Jose Abreu vs. Alonso* Stop stealing my joy!

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.51. He was in Friday’s Buy column because I am a freakin’ genius–Oh, yeah, he was a Streamonator call. I actually own Sheffield in one deeper league and it’s gone like this, “Hey, he’s pitching well on my bench, I guess I’ll start him,” and, “Okay, that start sucked, I’m benching him again,” then, “Sonavabench! Why does he only pitch well on my bench?” And finally, “I guess I’m just going to start him every week, so expect his next start to be awful.” I.e., No Justus, no peace! Justus? No peace!

Justin Dunn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.57. Maybe instead of talking about how there was Justus administered vs. the Rangers, we should talk about streaming pitchers vs. the Rangers. Do they have one hitter doing decently? Oh, yeah, Derek Dietrich. *insert Michael Scott grimace*

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Every time Lewis homers I dress up like a Mardi Gras Indian and lead Cougs and my dog, Ted, around the house for a fifteen-minute parade. Why? It’s celebratory!

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Gary C
1 year ago

Points league….
Brantley for Lamet
Which side?

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Eugenio – GIDP King

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Villar 2-5 tonight – could have been better. He’s gotta put the ball in play with 1 out and runners at 2nd and 3rd – not sure if the stats back it up, but when I watch him he’s striking out a lot with RISP

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Too bad I didn’t have time for Adalberto and Eugenio… btw, I haven’t played Adalberto in like over a week. If I bench Eugenio as well, I’ll need to carry 2 bench bats – which i hate

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

We are about to hit the ASB… LoL

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He didn’t strike out against Hader, and he hit a homer… good night for him

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess Olson and Suarez are subscribing to the HR or bust school of hitting

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Big Daddy Sano! Do we even call him that? Who cares – I am!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ugh – sounds like the Merrill Kelly party might be over. To the IL with a shoulder impingement.

Also pitching-related, is it worth holding Mize? I’m guessing not, fun though it is to stash and then use a great pitching prospect.

LenFuego
LenFuego
1 year ago

Any chance you guys could put up a 100 worst pitching starts of the year table? (I.e., the yin to the 100 best pitching starts of the year table’s yang)?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nah, last week it was my entire pitching staff. I gave up 46 earned runs in 34 1/3 innings, for a 12.06 ERA, and Gibson warn’t a part of it.

I just think it would be genuinely fascinating to see a ranked list of the performances that were the most damaging from a fantasy perspective … I would not be surprised if I had 4 of the top 10 last week.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Javier get HOT please!

David
David
1 year ago

Need to replace Dylan Moore (on DL)

Berti, La Stella, Hampson, C. Hernandez, Adames

Thanks!

David
David
1 year ago

Need to replace Dylan Moore (on IL)

Berti, La Stella, Hampson, C. Hernandez, Adames

Thanks!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Keeper league OBP 7×5

Which side:

Trout and Yordan or Yelich and Story?

Thanks!
LG

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Also, good heavens is Austin Meadows looking lost up there.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Safe to say that Bass is out as closer. 2nd save opp in a row goes to Romano, and other recent usage would suggest Bass is out.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Besides him being so terrible that he’s 32 and this is the first time he’s pitched in the majors in the last 7 years?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Dynasty trade H2H league 5×5 scoring….
Without team needs coming into play who would you rather own in a dynasty moving forward Clevinger or Franmil Reyes?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Dynasty trade H2H league 5×5 scoring….
Without team needs coming into play who would you rather own in a dynasty moving forward Clevinger or Franmil Reyes?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Me after the draft coming out with both Villar and Mondesi – “I’m never losing runs and steals”
Today after seeing both Villar and Mondesi batting 8th and 7th, respectively – “FML”

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s had some very bad no good ABs though – I have a problem watching too much baseball… he’s also had some ugly caught stealings/pick offs

I wonder if him batting 8th is a punishment for some of his mental mistakes (errors, pickoffs, etc.)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Look at him go today! Should have been down there the whole year!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Villar’s stats are so weird – as many steals as runs

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotta love low sample size during this sprint – he was batting like .220 before the doubleheader when he went 5-8 or something like that

Remember when the Royals were batting Mondesi 8th/9th when he was batting .290 and we were confused?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Now I need both Eugenio Suarez and Matt Olson to go 8-8 to get above the Mendoza line

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Yahoo showing Chatwood getting the start @DET tomorrow. Any interest?

JErry
JErry
1 year ago

who would you pick up for ROS

Taiwan walker or tommy millone or sean manea

Ryanoger
Ryanoger
1 year ago

Util: lose grichuk for mount castle or hold?

hitzone
hitzone
1 year ago

Drop Steven matz for loaisiga in 16 team dynasty Pts league?

The G
The G
1 year ago

I traded my Brandon Lowe for his Lucas Giolito in a 12-team roto. My bats were/are stacked and i needed an impact arm. How did i do in the trade? Thank you! Keep up the excellent work!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Tkae one..Gallegos, Ramano, pagan

Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

all systems go for Mets.
9 games this week!!!

Must-start Conforto & McNeil?

I have Franmil & LaStella in their place.

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

This week only

Kyle Lewis [email protected], [email protected]
or
Kole Calhoun 4vCOL, 3vSF

JP
JP
1 year ago

Would you trade Yelich for Jose Ramirez or Baez?

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

Lewis keeps hitting! You still see him as a sell? Or is this a legit breakout?

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Great stuff Grey. I’ve got some roster cleanup to do and we can only do one waiver claim per week. Who do you think has a better chance at providing even a little bit of value his season between Mercado and Andujar? That will help me decide which jackoff to drop first.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Would you lose Christian Walker for Alec Bohm or K Hayes?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Hey Grey do you like Sonny Gray at Milwalkee this week or Cease at KC. SON loves Cease ($11.5) and think Grey is $4.8……

I still think we gotta go Gray?

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

Starting Civale tonight vs MIN?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Fantastic report Grey. This has been a weird year. My first 3 rounders have been on the IL, welp!

Do you still believe in Alonso and if so do you prefer him in a keeper format over Olson?

Thanks,
LG

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Me too!

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you’re doing well!

I’m in first place in my 10-team, standard 5×5 (saves only) roto league with 82.5 points… 2nd place has 73 points. I’m currently at 297 IP in the first 4-weeks, and only allotted 228 IP left in the remaining 5-weeks. I also only have 17 moves left remaining in the season, having used 33. I have concerns that I’m going to quickly run out of counting pitching stats. Do you have suggestions on how to handle this?

A) Should I be selective on starts?
B) Maybe swap a SP with a high K/ low era/whip reliever such as the following:
-Freddy Peralta
-Devin Williams
-Tanner Rainey
Even though I won’t be getting saves, I might get the possible win. The pirates closer Richard Rodriguez is also available.
C) Should I drop a pitcher and stash another bench bat?

I’m open to any suggestions! Here is my team… please let me know who you would drop. Thanks!

C: Murphy
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Bohm
SS: Bogaerts
MI: B. Lowe
CI: Moreland
OF: Harper
OF: Blackmon
OF: Kyle Lewis
OF: Mike Yastremzski
UTIL: Grisham
UTIL: Grichuk
Bench: Hanser Alberto
IL: Acuna, Garver, Austin Slater

SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Wheeler, Houser, Sixto, Luke Weaver
RP: Jansen, Melancon, Pressly, Wick, Buttrey
NA: Plesac

Thank you as always!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

I apologize in advance for the long question.

In summary, should I continue the current course, or drop a SP for another bench bat or RP? Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Do you like Jordan Montgomery over any of my SP? I figure he could be a good candidate for wins.

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

What the Grisham hype? He hit 3 home runs and 6 rbi in one night. Yesterday K’s twice. I expect more out of guy in a loaded lineup.

Erase those stats he would have 4 home runs and only 8 rbi half way mark through a season with a ELITE lineup where the guy leads off.

I own him and I don’t even start him (trust) with Bellinger, Biggio, Peralta, Lewis Verdugo and E Rosario. When I plug Grishman in 0-4 or 2-4 R. Now he may heat up cause he’s playing Seattle and Colorado. Hittertron like Verdugo this week over him.

What kind of pitcher can I get for Trent if he’s this valuable right now cause i don’t see it at all, I don’t trust the production you guys see. Alex Verago leads off on a worse team and would have better stats before Trent’s mini explosion.

Last 21 days even with Trent’s big night. Alex is hotter on a crap team.

Alex Verdugo CF | BOS 68 15 22 9 8 0 5 11 8 15 2 0 .324 .403

Trent Grisham CF | SD 73 10 19 12 3 0 4 8 12 22 2 1 .260 .372

primetime
primetime
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Alright Grey that made me LOL.

If Klenetak from the Mariners where brought up, who you like more Grisham or him ?

Smitty
Reply to  primetime
1 year ago

Kelenick up?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Lowest ERA in any of my 5 NFBC leagues this week? 7.71. Oh well, I think I had more HRs than anyone also. They just happened to be off my pitchers I guess.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Any hope for akiyama this year or even next, obp keeper league? He’s at 75 plate appearances. This is a deep league. I’ve tried to be patient. Unfortunately I have 2 injuries in the OF and have no more OF depth on my bench. I cant use kingery now as my other bench option since he has been worse. Btw, kingery was supposed to be my starting 2b. Luckily I have cronenworth to fill the void at 2b. Thx

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Akiyama has looked weak at the plate and on the basepaths. Not impressive at all. His swing is pathetic, hard to watch.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Im just saying aesthetically to watch he’s just displeasing. Seems like a prima donna, not a baller. No impressed. He like takes a running swing but lacks the finesse of Ichiro. I doubt he fares much better ever. He just seems lacking. I could overlook a cold start if it was just adjustment but seems more fundamental imo.

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Pick 2

Dozier ([email protected], [email protected])
Walker (4vCOL, 3vSF)
Hoskins (3vATL, [email protected])

Thanks!

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

Do you trust Rich Hill’s 2x (@CLE @DET) for Wins? Really need W. K would be nice too, but primarily looking for W…

Other options if I bench Hill are (no wins, but great K). . .
Karinchak (9K in 5 IP last week) or
Lugo (who knows what the Mets are doing for these 9 games they have this week).

florida jack
florida jack
1 year ago

12 ream H2H points keeper

hope all is well for you

Houser or McKenzie

THANKS

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

At the very least I need to drop one player in order to activate Will Smith. Or I could drop two and add Dick-Rod, too. I have a glut on my bench that stands out (ignore the roster arrangement, i play matchups). But it’s not like Buttrey inspires confidence, either. Who is/are my drop(s)? I

12-team, 10-cat, redraft roto (I’m in first place, with steals, Ks, and WHIP being my weakest cats, in that order)

C – Empty; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Flores; 3B – Chapman; SS – Trea; OF – Winker, Dozier, Grossman; Util – Suarez; Bench – Brantley, Domonic, Grisham, Voit; IL – Albies, Judge, Moore; W.Smith**
SP – Clevinger, Hendricks, Maeda, Sheffield, Sixto, Sonny

RP – Bass, Buttrey, Pressley, Pagan

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you! No love for the Domonic? Was this because of that really well-researched article we both liked that predicted his HR rate would come down fast? (It also predicted Abreu’s was set to rise and boy did it ever)? I just like to know how mustaches think because mine comes with a beard, which is sort of a confounding variable.

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

All of them, apparently. I have a problem. :’-(

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’d drop Bass before I’d drop Buttrey. I don’t think Bass gets next save opp based on recent usage. And Buttrey will at least get the next one and for a much better team.

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Awesome Monday read as usual… 12 team dynasty … keep 10… Sell high on Teoscar ?? (Grabbed him early w your advice thank you much sir) … or do you see him as a stud Keeper moving forward … just curious … thank you as always

Lower The Jolly Roger
Lower The Jolly Roger
Reply to  Lower the Jolly Roger
1 year ago

Should also paint the picture of my MLB keepers :

Robert
Flaherty
Alonso
Abreu
K Marte
Lamet
Teoscar
Robles
Dansby
Yordan
Laureano

Flipped Santander for Kyle Tucker over weekend and stashed on farm

Joeprunz
Joeprunz
1 year ago

Grey! What about Touki? Drop his @ss?

Jason H
Jason H
1 year ago

Im in a H2H 6×6 OBP league. I was offered Eloy and Hader for my Starling Marte and Woodruff,
current team is:

1B Abreu
2B Fletcher
3B J Ram
SS Story
OF S Marte, Yastremzki, Winker, Gurriel Jr, Grossman, Laureano
Albies IL

SP Dobnak, Civale, Gray, Houser, Lynn, Turnbull, Woodruff, Giolito, Urias

RP Buttrey, Colome, Bass

Should I do it? Thanks in advance

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Pick 2 for my UTIL/Bench spots out of Kingery, Solak, Lourdes, Pache, Mountcastle, Berti, Adell, Grossman, Choo, Reynolds, Hicks, Riley, Dannys Antana…

Thanks in advance!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

G. Richards Vs SEA;
or Dustin May @ TEX;
or Fried Vs NYY?

Thanks

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

Laureano is looking terrible since returning from suspesion

Is worth starting Schwarber over him this week?

scharber faces
C. Mize (R) S. Turnbull (R) M. Fulmer (R)
.333, 3AB W. Miley (L)
.167, 1 HR, 6AB T. Bauer (R)
.143, 7AB L. Castillo (R)
.294, 3 HR, 17AB

laurenos match ups

L. Lynn (R) .167, 6AB K. Gibson (R).700, 2 HR, 10AB K. Allard (L) J. Lyles (R)
.000, 3AB Z. Greinke (R) .333, 3AB F. Valdez (L) .250, 4AB C. Javier (R)
.000, 2AB

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks thats what if was thinking hard to trust schwerber.

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
1 year ago

12-team H2H re-draft league; offense ranks #1 in every category so far!

C: Martín Maldonado
1B: José Abreu
2B: Brandon Lowe
3B: Anthony Rendon
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr.
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Austin Meadows
OF: Teoscar Hernández
Utility: Jonathan Villar
Bench: Carlos Santana
IR – Austin Slater SF – 1B,OF

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

Who do you think is better trade bait in 2021 preseason, a $1 Kluber or $2 Pearson? This is in a 12 team keeper where only 7 are kept, so trade partners would be looking for the guy they think is most likely to hit the ground running . . .

My thinking is Kluber is the better trade bait even though Pearson has the better long term future . . . what do you think?

omar
omar
1 year ago

10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS). Keep 3 for 1 year.

Should I trade Soto, who can’t be kept for 2021, for Bellinger, who can?

Other keepers are Yelich, Lindor, and one of Cruz, Robert, Hiura, Olson.

lct
lct
1 year ago

ros
kikuchi or kim?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: in weekly roto leagues are you starting acuna? talk of him coming back this week but they only have a 5 game schedule. would be starting him over winker or grichuk who have 8 and 7 games respectively.

TC
TC
1 year ago

10 team, keep 15, standard roto. Trying to get younger.
I’d give Trea, Castellanos, and Corbin or Clevinger
I’d get A.Meadows, Xander, and Kelenic
Thoughts?

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

Util spot:

Drop Carlos Santana, Fletcher, or Calhoun for Trent Grisham?

thanks grey

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Happy Monday- had Grisham on the bench for his explosion. Sonofabench!

How do you rank these closer options?

Workman, Pagan, Sulser, Taylor Williams

Thanks!

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

I’ve been picking up stray closers, and now own Hudson, Melancon, Pressley, Williams and Romero. Pagan, Castillo, Farmer and Dick-Rod are all available. Make any switches? Even if no, any must-adds in an 11-team 5×5 league?

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

Sorry Romano – Haven’t started him yet, so don’t know his name?

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

Owner of Alonso AND Abreu, so I totally understood everything on your lede.

1) Have Acuna coming off the DL (hopefully) in the next day or two. Who sits out of Swanson, Myers, K.Lewis, Lauriano or Baez. Laureano?

2) Do you still like Bielak in his next start against LAA? SON has him down for -$10.7, but SON doesn’t like many SPs these days.

3) Pick up Mountcastle for his potential for the rest of year and drop Didi?

Thanks.

tjw4404
tjw4404
1 year ago

In a 5×5 redraft league, Yandy, Bohm, or Sano?

Will
Will
1 year ago

I sonavabenched Bohm yesterday if it makes you feel any better. But I’ve also had Abreu all season. Doode is a tad bit hot right now, lol. Am in first place at the moment.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Hey I liked Grace and Frankie!

David D
David D
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

My Grammy likes that show to.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Great show!

David D
David D
1 year ago

Are you starting A Voth today?

djdelman
djdelman
1 year ago

Brad Keller or Merrill kelly this week. H2h points league. Like keller vs cardinals but kelly better team overall?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  djdelman
1 year ago

Both are over-performing. Kelly has more swing-and-miss to his arsenal and Keller is more a ground ball maestro. Don’t like more than the other for ratios but Kelly will get more Ks most likely.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

14T Roto Stripling or Eovaldi?

They both streamers?

Thanks

David D
David D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gonsolin starting for Striling?

Smitty
1 year ago

You are on the money – lucky to get Abreu in the 5th, 3 rounds after Alonso. Still believe Petey gets his, started to before Mets shut down.

David D
David D
Reply to  Smitty
1 year ago

I did not understand why anyone would draft Alonso or Olsen before Abreu with his tract record.

Smitty
Reply to  David D
1 year ago

Got lucky Double D

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of these guys next week. who do you like?

winker – 4 @ milw, 4 vs chc
grichuk – 1 @ tb, 3 vs bos, 3 vs bal
calhoun – 4 vs col, 3 vs sf

thanks!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Starting Pablo Lopez @Was? 10 team league; SON hates -14

David D
David D
Reply to  Travis Hafner
1 year ago

I am but I’m in first by ALOT.

Dong Show
Dong Show
1 year ago

Guy in my dynasty league wants LuBob in the worst way and is making it very difficult for me to keep telling him no ( I see Robert as the corner stone of my team for obvious reasons)

He’s offering Luis Castillo or Trevor Bauer (my pick), Karinchak, Victor Robles

or

Luis Castillo or Trevor Bauer (my pick), Karinchak, C. J. Abrams or Jasson Dominguez (my pick)

I hate “me me me” post, but I feel like context helps here. I am 2 games out of first but very comfortably gonna make playoffs I would think. Roster right now is

Realmuto
Freeman
Merrifield
Correa
JRam
Mookie
Ketel Marte
Luis Robert
Nelson Cruz

(my bench is a whose who of struggling big names in K. Bryant, Javy, Mondesi, David Fletecher, Verdugo, Wil Myers, Brantley)

Lynn, Civale, Grienke, Bundy Bassitt, Julio Urias, Kikuchi, Rich Hill along with Chad Green, Staumont, Montero, Nick Anderson, Taylor Rodgers for RP.

My key with these arms is control ERA and WHIP and that has worked, as I lead our league in both, so its another reason I remain hesitant to deal for Castillo.

Any kind of thoughts from anyone is always appreciated. Thanks as always!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s how I feel and why I have kept telling him no! He’s trying to leverage me with my lack of star arms and that his been his main selling point. I feel like this is a deal that looks great on paper but has serious potential to burn me later, even if it is good for now. If Robert has an Acuna ceiling(and thats how I feel), I know I going to be kicking my own ass later.

Appreciate your wisdom Grey!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Danny “Duff Man” Duffy might be worth cyclopsing again – rising from the ashes 3 years the last time he was fantasy relevant… He’s pitching decently enough and I’m noticing some of the same patterns from 3 years ago when I saw he was on the cusp of breaking out a bit. Maybe nothing to see here, but an interesting observation – I may be watching too many baseball games…

For the record, if he starts rolling off some QS to finish off the season, then I want credit – else, we can forget I said anything at all

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Ooops…Duffy to miss this week’s turn with left arm fatigue. Ooops!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Chucky
1 year ago

That’s the story with Duffy too – he sucked the year after his breakout cause his arm is made of glass

Matt Lehman
Matt Lehman
1 year ago

Will Smith or Gary Sanchez over Austin Nola? Thanks!

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

With the news that Acuna “might” be activated for the week…

Would you bet on Acuna being activated and start Acuna over any of the below guys (only 5 games 2v NYY and 3 @PHI, against Cole, Wheeler and 3 scrubs)?

Walker ($14.5 – 7 games)
Didi ($7 – 6 games)
Schoop ($6 but en fuego last week – 7 games)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Kelly vs COL
Nola @ WAS
Bassitt @ TEX
Minor vs LAD
Kelly vs SF

Pick 3

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Minor is an easy out, maybe Bassit, but Texas is a mess right now. Nola for sure. Bounce back after last weeks debacle.

Fred
Fred
1 year ago

Should I just drop Stripling at this point for Kwang Kim? Doesn’t sound too bad with Stripling sucking and Kim getting the Pirates on thursday.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Fred
1 year ago

I would. Stripling is not good

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

Do you see Diego Castillo as a must-own in 12 team leagues? Not sure how many save opps he gets but I like the dual SP-RP eligibility. Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Kcc26
1 year ago

based on yesterday’s usage and performance, i’d say no – unless EVERYONE along with setup men are taken (i.e. Romo), then maybe you should speculate as long as you aren’t dropping anyone valuable

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Got offered Treat Urner (non keeper) for Matt Chapman (keeper).

My potential keepers right now are:
Soto
JD Mart
Mondesi
Kyle Lewis
Hiura
Aristides Aquino
Jo Adell
Andrew Vaughn
Mancini (ofc)
and Chapman

We keep 5 hitters, so I think I have enough to choose from. Worth losing Chappy forever for 30 games of the good boy, Treat Urner?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  LaRockakis
1 year ago

12 team points league, btw

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Even with Mondesi shitting the bed at SS? He’s my only option at short rn, and I could move Hanser to third and Lourdes or Hiura at 2b if I lost Chappy.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I feel ya, fam. Spank you, as always.

Ciwa
Ciwa
1 year ago

Hi grey!
Bohm or Grichuk ROS?

Thanks!

Ciwa
Ciwa
Reply to  Ciwa
1 year ago

Or Sano?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Ciwa
1 year ago

Still Bohm

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Ciwa
1 year ago

Bohm if the ABs stay consistent

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 year ago

Choice for a utility spot in a weekly 5×5 standard roto (10 team) Fraiser (Yanks), Nunez (Balt), Alberto, Solak,
Also Fraiser or Solak over Joc Peterson for an OF spot?
Just picked up Suarez for Gleyber MI spot. The homers will come
Thanks for you mustachioed guidance

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Our all Grey All Stars are still #1 at the half way mark. Thanks . It would be nice, however if we could get Clevenger back.