So, the Trent Grisham/Luis Urias trade is still being sorted it seems. If you’re the Brewers and Padres, do you think you won or lost the Urias/Grisham trade? Or do you think it’s a push and decide to go back to the well like Baby Jessica and try one more? How you answer that decides whether or not you make the Josh Hader trade, right? Since that Hader trade was made, it must mean both teams thought they won the Grisham/Urias one. Right? You don’t trade with a team that just fed you an L, do you? Well, I’m here to say the Brewers won that trade, and I think they won this trade too, but I’m a big fan of trading away closers, so I am biased. Yes, even top tier ones. With that said, I do think it’s odd the Brewers made this trade — appearing like sellers — as they are leading the NL Central.

The trade in full:  Josh Hader to the Padres for Taylor Rogers, Robert Gasser, Esteury Ruiz, and Dinelson Lamet. Do the Brewers just have such a “We can fix him” mentality they just have to take on messes? Oh man, the Brewers are Kate Hudson. That makes Taylor Rogers Matthew McConaughey; Dinelson Lamet is Paul Rudd and Esteury Ruiz is John Krasinski. What an All-Star cast of lovable losers that the Brewers, excuse me, Kate Hudson, er, I mean, Brewers need to fix! Looking at this from the other side, is the move from Taylor Rogers to Josh Hader worth the multiple players being sent away? Who’s the buyer here? Who’s the seller? Who’s the Boss!? Kinda like the Josh Hader trade because if you look at it at first, you’re like, “Brewers got hosed,” but then you look at it more and you’re like, “Padres got hosed,” but then look at it more and you’re like, “No, the Brewers definitely were hosed.” The Josh Hader trade is the Mona Lisa smile of trades.

So, Josh Hader is clearly the new closer in San Diego. Truly hope Devin Williams gets a chance to be the Brewers’ closer, but it’s been floated that the Brewers might like him in setup and roll Taylor Rogers out there for saves. Floated by whom? Me, right now, in these last few sentences. As for Esteury Ruiz, he was sent down, and Lamet is likely to be used in a similar role as in San Diego, for now, at least. Unless Kate Hudson can work her magic! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, 2nd homer in two games, and 3rd homer in three games. Friends, countrymen, Juricksons, where are the fire emojis? We need a hot fire emoji replacing the ‘u’ in Jurickson’s name.

Kris Bryant – Hit the IL. That’s all right! When the Rockies get Bryant back from the IL, it’ll be like they made a deadline trade for a bat! Plus, the Rockies got Daniel Bard locked up for a few more years. What a time to be a Rockies fan!

Ehire Adrianza – Acquired by the Braves. Ehire is no Zip Recruiter.

Robinson Cano – DFA’d by the Braves. This DFA farewell tour of Cano’s is pretty moving. He be moving all around the league!

Robbie Grossman – Acquired by the Braves. Braves liked what they did last year with Eddie Rosario, Soler, and Duvall and were like, “Let’s get even grosser!” He seems likely to be a platoon guy with Rosario.

Jake Odorizzi – Acquired by the Braves. There’s still time a guy will move leagues, but right now I think this is the biggest asset moving to the NL. Maybe I can put my NL-Only FAAB dollars towards getting gas. Odorizzi remains a streamer in shallower leagues, and, in deeper leagues, he likely gets a small boost in value in park, but a ding on opponents.

Frankie Montas – Traded to the Yankees with Lou Trivino. Hate this trade for Montas’s fantasy value. I hate the arm injury for his value. I hate everything about this. Can’t Montas go to Seattle or San Diego or Los Angeles? Please, Los Angeles! Either Los Angeles! The real Los Angeles or the Anaheim Los Angeles! Ugh, they can’t change this trade due to my feelings, can they? Welp, it is what it is, I suppose. Hopefully the massive boost in wins Montas will be getting will offset the hit to his ratios. Can a guy get that big of a boost in Wins when he only has nine starts left? Hmm…Any hoo! Trivino also goes to the Yankees so they have a new arm to use in the 9th inning (of games where they’re down by five or more runs).

Scott Effross – Traded to the Yankees. Nice that he comes with the curse word Yankees fans can use when he blows a game.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 43rd homer. Truly amazing how great Aaron Judge has been this year, and it’s August 1st, and he still is 30 homers behind Bonds!

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Jose Trevino – 2-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homer. That’s a home run for each Trivino the Yanks now have.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Yes, he can have a huge final two months. Yes, I’d grab him if he were available.

Jose Siri – Headed to the Rays. I don’t want to be the “Everything the Rays do is great” guy, but I really have liked what I’ve seen from Jose Siri. Will see if he ever gets everyday playing time. Rays might’ve just traded for Siri because they’re too cheap to pay for a human assistant.

Brett Phillips – DFA’d by the Rays. He was well-liked by the fan base, but the Rays heard he wanted to get paid for playing for them, and that was a no-go.

Zach Jackson – Would be my guess for the new A’s closer. Maybe A.J. Puk might see some saves too, and Dany Jimenez is due back soon, but speculating three deep on the A’s saves is a good way to go from Puk to puke.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97, as he was activated. I’m willing to throw a monocle on my cyclops and see what Luzardo’s capable of, but I really don’t think I’m going to get excited outside of Streamonator calls. If I’m being honest, he did look better than I expected, after the wonky first couple of innings.

Hunter Greene – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.26. This guy is gonna be such a problem for hitters once he can command his pitches every start out. Don’t even think we see it next year for the whole year, but at some point, he’s gonna be an ace for 200 IP, and it’s gonna be like something we’ve never seen before.

Jake Diekman – Traded to the White Sox from the Red Sox. So, ya know, just a color change.

Emmanuel Rivera – Traded to the Diamondbacks. But Rivera had my favorite nickname that only I used with Ozark! See, Kansas City Rivera is the Ozarks. Great, right? Ugh, what a bummer! Any hoo! Rivera will prolly float between 3B and DH, and be nothing but an NL-Only flyer.

Daulton Varsho – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .239. Been totally respectable as a catcher, but hasn’t exactly been, “Let me open my fantasy team page to see what Varsho’s done today” good.

Christian Walker – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .203. He had two hits yesterday, but he only homers, so I don’t know how he pulled that off.

Amed Rosario – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .294. Good way to eat my words is to say something that could immediately be proven wrong, but the Guardians don’t seem interested in being contenders. So, they’re not buyers. But they don’t seem like they want to be sellers either. The Guardians: Just be.

Franmil Reyes – Optioned to Triple-A. Wow. Honestly, that’s got me floored. He was struggling, I get it, but that’s the kind of move that just kills a guy’s confidence. Damn, hopefully his vending machine steaks in the minors are well done.

Jon Gray – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.83, but left while mouthing the words “back.” Not sure if anyone mouthed back, “As in return or as in your back hurts?”

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, as he returned from a multiple-day absence that was deemed “health” related, and not “calling his mommy to rat out Kyle” related.

Cedric Mullins – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Someone tell the Orioles they’re not supposed to win anymore.

Andrew Heaney – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.77. As I’ve said before, as long as Heaney is pitching, you should be starting him. No, I don’t think it’ll last long. No, I’m not even sure if he’s still healthy.

Logan Webb – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.20. All the Giants starters next year are gonna be so great. It’s even/odd thing.

Jose Quintana – Traded to the Cardinals. Stays in division, now gets to face the Pirates. Did the Cardinals just pull off another master stroke? You must be Jo-Quin! This is prolly the best landing place for Quintana, aside from Miami where they just teach new pitches. In St. Louis, they create excellence! *pulls bunny from Cards hat, puts hat on bunny, pats bunny on butt to go take the mound and throw a shutout*

Juan Soto – 1-for-1, 2 runs and a slam (21) and legs (6). If this was the last home run Sexy Dr. Pepper ever hits for the Nationals, then I hope the person who caught the ball puts it into glass case and trades it to Todd MacFarlane for McGwire’s 70th home run ball.

Patrick Corbin – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.57. If this Corbin’s last start for the Nats, then I hope someone puts his contract into a glass case and shoots it into orbit.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 27th homer. Albombso!

Matt Manning – Will return today, after missing the last four months with shoulder and biceps issues. Oh, is that it? Couldn’t squeeze in some elbow tightness? Geez, what an injury tryhard!

Tarik Skubal – Left after five scoreless with his velocity down and said he had arm fatigue. It’s pronounced fay-tee-gay, it’s Italian!

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 7.68. Behind only Joe Ryan this year, Sanchez had the 2nd most swinging strikes for any Twins pitcher this year. I’m intrigued, y’all! The cool thing about baseball is every time a guy like Skubal goes down, another guy like Aaron Sanchez comes up. Just a constant ebb and flow of Streamonator calls.

Matt Bush – Traded to the Brewers. One year removed from being Miller Park, and already turning to Bush. Disgraceful. Bush falls into the 7th in Milwaukee, but I think this leaves Jonathan Hernandez as the Rangers’ closer. Oh, and by the way, the Rangers spent $500 million to suck.

Luke Weaver – Traded to the Royals in the Rivera deal. Kinda like this move from a real baseball perspective for the Royals. Weaver’s been great for peripherals (10.5 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 2.69 FIP), but wildly unlucky on BABIP (.434). Might be something here, or maybe I’m a dream Weaver.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, 2nd homer in two games, three homers in four games, and trying to make people who drafted a catcher early even more insane, because they dropped him and now he’s doing this for another team.

Daniel Lynch – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.70 vs. Michael Kopech – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12. For both of these guys, I went to the Streamonator to look at what it thought for them, and, for Da. Lynch, it made the universal sign for me being crazy. Not sure if that’s a reference to Twin Peaks or something.

Trey Mancini – Traded to the Astros. So, Trey was Trey’d in a trey player deal. Greybot5000 is overheating. The Orioles were within striking distance of a Wild Card. I know, I know, their number one starter is Dean Wormer, but it’s still some BS that the O’s are that close to the playoffs and are, of course, sellers. Trey Mancini goes to a Houston club that won’t hurt him at all. Trey Mancini showing up in Houston, “So, you guys, like, know which pitches are coming still or what? Don’t worry, I won’t Mike Fiers up this shizz.” The park is so much better, any park is better than what Baltimore did in Balty-more, and the lineup is great. Pretty nice boost for Mancini, and I’m assuming this is the end of the line for Yuli Gurriel. There is no such thing as August Gurriel, after all.

Will Smith – Traded to the Astros. He got in one little fight with Juan Soto, and Snitker got scared. He said, “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle Dusty in Bellaire, uh, Texas.” He should work setup for Pressly. Damn, the Astros have two singers relieving!

Christian Vazquez – Traded to the Astros. Dusty, how’sever, toothpick in cheek, intimated that Maldonado would remain catcher number one. I really thought the Astros liking Martin Maldonado was a bit, but I guess not. So, Vazquez goes to a slightly better park for his power, but slightly worse for his average, but becomes a backup… *doing math on window of M.I.T.*…Yeah, that’s not good.

Rich Hill – Will rejoin the Red Sox rotation on Wednesday. *writes in cursive* “I will move Dick Mountain’s for you…My love.”

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.11. Through every start since 2013, yesterday’s game saw his lowest average four-seamer at 94.2 MPH through three innings. Hey, Eovaldi, notta so good! I’m doin’-a cringe.

Jarren Duran – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Holy crizzap! He’s reminding people why we once liked him? Seriously? That’s wild, boys!

Reese McGuire – Traded to the Red Sox. Well, if the Red Sox are gonna shoot their shot.

Tommy Pham – Traded to the Red Sox. First, this deal needs to be approved by the league commissioner, Mike Trout. Rather than getting traded, Joc Pederson would’ve just stashed himself on the IL. Tommy Pham gets a boost in average from the Monster, and a better lineup. Think the park also hurts his power just a tad. Not a bad move, bit lateral. Unless he was just traded to the Red Sox to help Chris Sale with his fantasy football team.

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Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 months ago

guessing we shouldn’t yet drop t.rogers (SD into MIL one, not SF) for wick or tepera even if those are only likely saves only guys out there (LAA a possible committee plus tepera isn’t that good, plus see how many saves r-iggy had this year while at LAA, albeit k-rob at CHC wasn’t much different anyway than that), at least till we’re more sure d-will is left as “the closer” vs the more valuable highest leverage guy he’s been till now.

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

Jays play at 9:10 am PT tomorrow.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  VinWins
4 months ago

yuck, 9 games by 4:10 pm tomorrow (eastern). like it’s a sunday or sat over here for no reason.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
4 months ago

it’s actually worse for the players, many of which might’ve gotten to a park in time for a normal timed game, but won’t for stuff between 11:10 am (the TOR @ TB) till 4:10 (NYM @ WAS)

Omar
Omar
4 months ago

OPS Weekly H2H. Drop Tyler O’Neill for Profar?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Who’s the best 2b option for ROS?
A.Gimenez, Hoerner, India, Torres

Big Thanks!!

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

Who is the better pickup for saves ROS out of Zach Jackson and Tanner Houck?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Jay
4 months ago

i’d think houck as OAK might be some mix of danny jim/puk/him vs BOS outside of occasional multi innings saves (whitlock) he’s gotten them for a while.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Finnegan pitching in the 7th? Is there a closer trade I missed?

Jeffe
Jeffe
4 months ago

After the trade deadline, needing to revamp the roster in a shallow league. How would you rank these players regardless of position, Varsho (Have Salvy at C), Laureano, Profar, Mountcastle, Tyler O’Neil, A Gimenez? If you could keep only three, which three would it be? Thanks!

Squints
Squints
4 months ago

Miguel Vargas called up with the club now. If he hits what to expect?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Squints
4 months ago

are you freaking kidding me? I’ve been carrying that kid for weeks and dropped him once the dust cleared on the trade deadline.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Squints
4 months ago

ask itch, who’s loved him for a while and ranked him higher than consensus for a while. with JT gone finally (at least for a while, and he’s had what roughly 3 good weeks hitting the entire year at most, i think only 2 of those consecutively, and muncy’s been junk with his injured elbow) it appears vargas/muncy are handling the 3B/DH spots for now. he must not have gotten to the park in time or something as alberto’s got 3B today but if he hits at all i doubt alberto steals much time from him. in theory if outman keeps hitting like his first 2-3 days he could steal some of the at bats from one of muncy/vargas.

eballs
eballs
4 months ago

Cut one

O’Neill
Luis Urias
Laureano

Squints
Squints
4 months ago

Hey Grey how much FAAB on Tepera?

Have $71 remaining ($100)

Squints
Squints
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Closers are golden and treated like such. 12T Yahoo

I have 50 saves, 7th but only 10 saves from 3rd

LOL check this, I own Finnegan, Bautista, Wick. Holding Rogers for now

stevie
stevie
4 months ago

With Lou Bob coming back I have a glut of OF/1B. Can you help me decide who to drop?
O’Neill
Mountcastle
Eloy
Renfroe
Naylor
Tellez

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Thoughts on Mahle going to the Twins?
Would you drop 1 of these guys for him?

Drury, Happ. Wright or Gonsolin

As usual – big THANKS!!

scoboticus
scoboticus
4 months ago

JoMo to St Louis. You like?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  scoboticus
4 months ago

exactly what they’ve needed all year innings hogs for QS’s. quintana even as a rental is valuable to them (odd they spent m.nunez to get a rental from what they usually do), j-mont’s arb next year so they’ll get at least next year from him, and like a lot of pitchers, it’s like christmas every pitching day comparing STL’s park and defense compared to most other spots, including NYY/PIT on these 2.

Steve
Steve
4 months ago

Better Dodger pickup, Vargas or Gallo? 14T keeper obp Ks @ UTIL?

Thanks

J C
J C
4 months ago

1. Holds needed: Seranthony or Montero?
2. I need an everyday bat with batting average, sbs, runs scored, walks, fewer strikeouts being the most important (over rbi, HRs) who you going with out of Walsh, Morel, Marsh, Adell, McCarthy, Thomas, Lewis
3. I was about to drop Pham but wondering if Fenway sparks some results. Hold or drop for one of the guys above?
4. Vaz taking a hit here? Thought he would be good in Houston but Dusty making noises about Maldonado and not starting today?? Hold or MJ, Kelly?

J C
J C
Reply to  J C
4 months ago

Scratch Lewis from the list.

Gotime
Gotime
4 months ago

Need a bat in H2H pts league tonight scores – AB, Hits / XBH / HRs / SB
Carlson vs. Cubs (Thompson) hitting 1st
Edman vs. Cubs hitting 9th
Walsh vs. Oak (Irvin – lefty)

PukMe
PukMe
4 months ago

So Grey, smoke has settled, I am 8th in saves at 47 and the 4 owners in front have 2 closers each

Am I good for now with Tepera, Bautista, Finnegan and Wick?

SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
4 months ago

Grey is Trea Turner worth getting for Witt, Manaea and Woodruff?

Last edited 4 months ago by SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
4 months ago

Damn Givens to Mets, Light the Wick!

aardvark
aardvark
4 months ago

Does Noah’s move to Philly help or hurt? Worth rostering in a 10 team?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
4 months ago

Merrifield to the Jays …what’s the fallout implications there?

Iglesias to Braves …who is the closer in LAA?

Damn this is crazy rapid-fire deals

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

yeah sorry …a bit much to process. My head is about to explode

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
4 months ago

Of course as soon as I drop JoMo in a 12 teamer ! He worth a FAB bid or still a streamer in that format.

Also, is Pham droppable in 12 teamers as well? 0 HRs over last month and not even stealing that much

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Are we liking Jo-Mo to the Cards? Has to be good to get out of the AL East, right?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I wondered if Bader would be traded, because Carlson has looked good in CF. But, Bader was great to watch.

SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Like sub 3.25 ERA good in that division!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 months ago

Is it time to drop Franmil? Like I believe you’ve alluded to, the power potential is real despite the struggles. But he’s definitely been “not good” for me this year. Kinda like Bellinger last year, but with less ABs. Maybe that means I’m getting better in breaking off bad. Do I get a cameo in Saul 6.12 for this?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 months ago

Having traded a couple of closers away for Cole, this is how my roster currently looks. 6×6 ten team with OPS and Holds. We have 12 P slots so I list my relievers the way I did. I feel I need to cut a bat for another Holds chance.

Hitting
Pos Player Team Eligible
C Alejandro Kirk TOR C
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B
2B Jose Miranda MIN 1B,2B,3B
3B Rafael Devers BOS 3B
SS Jeremy Pena HOU SS
CI Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B,LF,RF,OF
MI Amed Rosario CLE SS,CF,OF
LF Brandon Nimmo NYM LF,CF,OF
CF Michael Harris ATL CF,OF
RF Juan Soto WSH RF,OF
OF Eloy Jimenez CHW LF,OF
OF Taylor Ward LAA LF,CF,RF,OF
UT Christian Walker ARI 1B
UT Jorge Polanco MIN 2B,SS
Bench Jared Walsh LAA 1B,RF,OF
Bench Luis Rengifo LAA 2B,3B,SS,RF,OF
Bench Ramon Laureano OAK CF,RF,OF
Bench Franmil Reyes CLE RF,OF
IL Harrison Bader STL CF,OF
Totals

Pitching
P1 Liam Hendriks CHW
P2 Raisel Iglesias LAA
P3 Jhoan Duran MIN
P4 Andres Munoz SEA
P5 Ryan Tepera LAA
P6 Kendall Graveman CHW
P7 Taylor Clarke KC
P8 Ryan Thompson TB

SP Gerrit Cole NYY
SP Shane McClanahan TB
SP Joe Musgrove SD
SP Cristian Javier HOU
SP Jordan Montgomery NYY
SP Tony Gonsolin LAD

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yeah. Me neither. But I’m also not someone who thinks BB was some super great show. It was alright, don’t get me wrong. But it was no Sopranos.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Oh man, I’ll have to fight you on that.

I couldn’t stand the actress that played Mrs. White. Least inspired performance I’ve seen since the sister in Dexter.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yup.
And I was referring to Dexter, not the Dexter’s Laboratory cartoon. The sister in the cartoon was alright.

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

You have chosen wisely.

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
4 months ago

yoyo grey, thoughts on these two trades in a keeper league?

give: j peña
get: kershaw and robbie ray

give: skubs, joe ryan, stro, riley green
get: JDM, edman, houck

all the gets are rentals.

eballs
eballs
4 months ago

You starting Kikuchi tmrw @ TB?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 months ago

Felix Bautista or houck for saves?

Saint
Saint
4 months ago

Redraft

Lauer/Helsley or Sal?

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Here’s my roster:

C empty
1B Freeman
2B Andres
3B Witt Jr.
SS Bichette
OF Teoscar
OF B. Lowe
OF Mancini
UT Rojas
BE O’Neill

SP Cease, Framber, Strider, T. Anderson, Morton, Cobb, Lodolo, Detmers, Ashby, Sandoval, Lauer, Luzardo

RP Helsley

C’s available: Travis, MJ, Kelly, Trevino, Raleigh

RP’s available: Bautista, Finnegan, Houck, Scott

Was thinking I could get Sal and then either punt saves or drop a couple SP’s and grab RP’s on the wire.

Your thoughts?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

is it a good idea to pick up Rowan Wick of the Cubs? i don’t follow the Cubs. Will he have a chance for saves? would you do it?

thanks!

martin

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

SD just got Drury. Earlier you surmised Profar had lost his starting role and I wasn’t sure. Now I am.

PoWhiteGuy
PoWhiteGuy
4 months ago

Premature to drop Rogers and Seranthony?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) You like Braxton Garrett v. Cin as a stream in 12 teamers?

2) With the move to Hou do you like Mancini over Tellez or Lourdes?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 months ago

SON loves Urquidy v. Bos tomorrow ($17.4). Do you agree?

mUshi
mUshi
4 months ago

Hi
Would you rather have j.pena or j.miranda/gore/alek thomas ROS? How about for keeper? Thanks!

mUshi
mUshi
4 months ago

Hi,

Would you rather have j.pena or jose miranda/gore/alek thomas for ROS? next year(keeper)?

Thanks!

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
4 months ago

Grey think you could rank these SPs rest of the way ?

Cease, Verlander, Javier, McClanahan.

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks a ton!

With that being said, would you trade Shane and one of Montas/Morton for Verlander and Javier ?

RICE
RICE
4 months ago

Robertson to Philly. He the closer there going forward?

RICE
RICE
Reply to  RICE
4 months ago

Mahle to Twins

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

A little bump in value? Or does that make Mahle rosterable? Over say JoMo (which isn’t saying much)? Or is he just a streamer?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvearoni.

stevie
stevie
4 months ago

3rd base flier rankings; Gorman, N. Jones, R. Urias. Your preferences?

Alps
Alps
4 months ago

Grey
Would you pick up CJ Abrams and drop KeBryan Hayes. Hayes has been a huge disappointment this year plus I could keep Abrams For next year if I wanted too.

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

Which SP do I drop to activate Peralta? Ian Anderson, Rasmussen, Odorizzi.

Keeper league, if that happens to make a difference. (I’ve held onto Anderson this long to see if he can right things for the future.)

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
4 months ago

Could also drop Montgomery or Alex Wood.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
4 months ago

holy god haven’t looked at that TB lineup in a while, yuck, albeit apparently siri’s already hitting 5th (they lurve their D over there, more cheap equity). seeing what the…. j.lowe got kicked off again so they can keep on it l.raley, or quinn eh? even with d.peralta that’s gross.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
4 months ago

somebody accidentally signed some “raley rule” in which if you start one guy named raley you have to start 2 some % of the time if you own more than 1. and b.raley is a good RP, so…. bye bye lowe. they had previously been grandfathered out of the “lowe” rule as it came about after they already owned 3 lowes at the time. that or they had saved up a “get out of forced play lowes free” card. complicated game this baseball. lots of ins and outs. TB knows what it’s doing.

smokie
smokie
4 months ago

with the hader trade drop luis garcia for john schreiber? SVHD

smokie
smokie
Reply to  smokie
4 months ago

tanner houck also avail

david
david
4 months ago

Start or Sit
Gallen @ CLE (McKenzie).

Thanks as always for your expertise.

Closers Suck the Fun out of Fantasy Baseball
Closers Suck the Fun out of Fantasy Baseball
4 months ago

Might not have any closers by the deadline. I have Jhoan Duran, Taylor Rogers, and Luis Garcia.

I’m guessing I should hold Taylor Rogers (in case he closes over Devin), drop Luis, but what about Jhoan? Minnesota just acquired Jorge Lopez. Who do you think will close? Or will it likely be a committee?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
4 months ago

Just offered Leody Taveras for Andrew Heaney. Saw the Buy/Sell last week, but the trade analyzer says “nope”. What does Grey say? My other OF’s are Rice Bowl, Lou Bob, Seiya and Profar. My other SP’s are deGrom, Ray, Verlander, Lynn, Anderson, Joe Ryan and Walker.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  mcmi11ions
4 months ago

I was offered Taveras in exchange for Heaney… if that wasn’t clear.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thanks. I’ve held Heaney all this time on the IL… I want to see what he has in him the rest of the season. Leody is hot for sure. but ROS, how much of an upgrade is he over anyone I have? maybe Profar, but he won’t be playing every day for me either once Lou Bob is back. Thank you as always.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Less than 10 minutes after I asked that question, a guy in the basement of my league offered me Marte for my 4th rounder next year. I guess I got that OF after all!

Last edited 4 months ago by mcmi11ions
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
4 months ago

Do you like Giolito or Robbie Ray more rest of the way Grey ?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Stuff+ doesn’t like either, but feel Ray gets the bump with the ballpark and the division. Getting him one for one will be the tough part !

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 months ago

Great roundup Grey!

Keeper league trade:

A) Trea Turner and Nestor Cortes
B) Bo and Shane Mac

Which side you like?

Thanks,
LG

Phil
Phil
4 months ago

Start Logan Gilbert tonight @NYY?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 months ago

Let’s play the top 2 game!

1. Top 2 ROS from among: A.McCutch, J.McCarthy, J.Miranda, J.Outman, K.Lewis, S.Brown

2. Top 2 ROS from among: Berti, L.Urias, R.Urias, Mateo

Thanks, Gray!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks! It was everything as I had it mentally! My only issue with Miranda is I have no place to play him (have Freeman/Arenado/Lowe at 1B/3B/Util) but seems too good to leave him on the wire for someone else to pick up right now.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
4 months ago

12 tm al only dynasty.

I have Donaldson and Moncada in the last year of their contracts. Thinking of dropping one of them and putting a bid in tonight for Tommy Pham.

Do you like pham over those 2 ROS? If so, who’s the drop?

Player rater says drop Moncada, for some reason I just feel like he can out perform donaldson over the next 2 months.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

who do you drop, Moncada or Donaldson?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

took your advice about SB. i picked up Andes Gimenez. Thanks

i have both the Dodgers Anderson and Giants Wood at SF. Do I start both or sit one? What would you do?

your help is appreciated.

Hope you continue on the mend.

martin

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
4 months ago

Jared Walsh or Jeimar Candelario ROS?

P K
P K
4 months ago

I like to imagine Cano sitting in a minor league locker room by himself: “Why is Pujols getting all the fanfare on his farewell tour, but not me? We both put up huge career numbers. We both got bloated contracts after leaving the team we made our names on. What’s so different between us?” He asked, as he looks down at his gym bag full of leftover PEDs from his time on the majors. “I’m turning over a new leaf, starting right now.” Cano stands up and yells to the locker room: “Hey, who wants some veteran mentorship to help you get to the majors? Buy one, get one free for the next 20 minutes!”

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
4 months ago

hey grey was just offered the trade below in an H2H league would you do it? i like cease and clase i’m likely to be in playoffs harper could be there the last two games i don’t know much about cortez or valdez

harper, nestor cortez, and framber valdez i would have to give up dylan cease and emmabual clase

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thanks i thought you would say that!

SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
4 months ago

Redraft buy or sell Bassitt and Morton

Givens or Wick if/when Drob is dealt?

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ED44
ED44
4 months ago

Hey man love your stuff! You have me in competition this year!

To much for Trea Turner in a 12T redraft?

Give Witt, Story,Jrod and Morton?

Would you worry about Witt or Jrod right now?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  ED44
4 months ago

Witt and JRod should get you 51% of Microsoft

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
4 months ago

AL only 10 team h2h, OBP over AVG, total bases added.
C: raleigh
1B naylor (OF)
2B: gleyber (SS)
SS: arroyo (2B/3B/OF, now a starter)
3B: j.smith (SS)
MI: odor (3B/2B)
CI: miggy (1B)
OF (4): straw, w.castro (2B/SS), leury (2B/3B/SS), sheets (1B)
util ohtani (hitter only)
BN: franmil (about to be sent down apparently)
IR: o-gonz (might just replace franmil), stanton, story, lou bob (should’ve drank the non moonshine part of larussa’s cabinet only)
NA (1): torkelson (1B/3B)

basically everything’s gone wrong with this team all year that could’ve, and i dropped miranda back when he was really getting jerked around for playing time. the OBP is so bad i was happy lately to add miggy and will like if o-gonz is a starter again (not benson) even as a boring hit tool only guy. lou bob and stanton seem back pretty soon (story had been till BOS waits 17-18 days to figure out a bruise was really a fracture). will probably have agressive interest in pham (over straw probably) or d.peralta shortly in bidding (would’ve had to blow whole budget to win l.castillo (went for 80/100) so didn’t even try)). f.cordero is also out there and i’ll attempt adding over leury or sheets (playing time is at least better than sheets)

the question here stash which of tork or franmil (if he does go down shortly)? neither’s season could’ve really gone much worse. more about which is more likely to be back.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

this is keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices so not about dynasty value on torkelson or franmil (both wouldn’t be cheap enough at this year’s prices to probably actually keep, unless one of them came back and destroyed everything). otani only might be one of them since he’ll finally cost a lot next year (1st rounder), lou bob always in the running, naylor appears to be a psycho cheap next year kept player, and i’ve got some pitchers possibly (singer esp will be far cheaper than what he’s been doing). real shame i kept r.ray at very nice price (lateish middle rounds) instead of j.rod (last rounder, of course next year j-rod won’t be that cheap, and in 2 years not even cheap)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

SD just made the major trade — they receive Soto and Josh Bell (return seems small — Gore and Abrams are key pieces going to Washington).

Earlier I asked your advice on top 2 pickups among several guys — you recommended Profar and Diaz. But now any PT assumptions have changed (besides SD, I’m also unsure about Mancini’s impact on Diaz). So here’s the question again.

Top 2 please.
Profar; Urshela; Amledmys Diaz; Candelaria; Lux; McNeil/

denp1717
denp1717
4 months ago

Who is the drop for McCullers? Wood, Lynn,Cobb or hold? Soto to Padres!!! Crazy!!

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  denp1717
4 months ago

if holding can be done that’s the answer i’d think. i wouldn’t drop any actually useful of those 3 for him till i have a reason to. i can imagine quite a few flaherty owners (just one example lately) dropping somebody useful who found his way onto somebody else’s team by waivers figuring “wow flaherty’s back, it’s like i got a free ace since i can remember back when that was true of him”. this could be true of mccullers of course and at that time could’ve just as much been true of flaherty. be awesome if you could trade him now for somebody who’s in that exact mindset prior to any evidence of it.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
4 months ago

yep, that whole “soto will cost at least 5 top prospects/young controlled MLB’ers” was complete b.s. likely spouted by WAS or boras entirely. SD just sent 4 guys (+ another prospect) exactly like that but somehow got bell thrown in too. yes he’s a complete rental but he shouldn’t be free either, even quintana cost m.nunez.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
4 months ago

oh yeah and the whole “soto only goes with taking on the worst pitching contract of the entire league corbin” that was completely made up (by WAS or some “journalist”) as well. gone are the days of trade rumors actually being a real source leaking true info, maybe like 5% of them that. the rest people sending out stuff in order to influence interest, whether that’s the agent, the team, or just a writer wanting clicks.

omar
omar
4 months ago

What’s the Soto trade do for Profar? Super-utility or everyday in the lineup? Just dropped him for Felix the Mountain, but thinking about grabbing him again if he’s a mainstay in that lineup.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 months ago

Detmers or Lodolo.

Detmers @ Sea
Lodolo @ Mil

Saint
Saint
4 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 3OF OPS QS Redraft

I currently roster Teoscar, B. Lowe, Mancini, Rojas, and O’Neill with OF eligibility.

My T. Anderson/Mancini/O’Neill for his Robert. He offered Yelich/ Severino

Severino out until 9-13 so don’t think he matters

Your thought would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
4 months ago

Pronto!
are these fair value trades?
Eloy for Sal Perez
Renfroe for Sal Perez
grazie

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
4 months ago

AL only QS over wins, holds added.
SP: kremer, junk, singer, ray, berrios, blackburn, b.keller, bradish (SON actually likes him more than any other BAL SP and actually had a good start lately, as opposted to kremer, if anybody is a drop it’s cosmo)
RP (max 4, technically here i could put houck in SP slot but would rather have more SP’s in case of really bad starts to bench, it’s h2h with min innings): houck, pressly, stephan, schrieber
IR: civale, c.morris, wells, zerpa, feyeriesen (might end season at 24.33 innings and zero earned runs)

(1): was already thinking of dropping kremer for voth (max pitches finally getting up there, pretty good in small sample thusly) or now sears would appear to be at worst a multi inning OAK guy, if not outright starter. depth charts has him starting vs LAA next wed and he’d not even need to supplant the awful oller or logue.

(2): if kremer is a drop in 1, junk or the lesser of voth/sears?

William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago
Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  William Hung
4 months ago

Hosmer is in the deal and he can block it

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
4 months ago

Razzslam question:
I can see the standings for the “championship tier” and the “wildcard tier,” but is there also a way to see the standings for the also-rans?

Bas Hoedemakers
Bas Hoedemakers
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

I hope all is good with you!
Lurking each day while zipping espresso but now is the moment to ask for some advice. I’m in a 12 team 6×6 (extra’s are OPS and K/9) and received this offer: I get Salvador Perez and give Bard and Gonsolin. I’m last in HR and Perez would replace Ruiz (wash). I have enough saves and my other starters are Strider, Ryan, Rodon, Walker, Detmers and Peralta.

I did counter with Perez/LeMahieu for Rodgers or Urias (Mil) /Bard/Gonsolin.

but would you take the first deal anyway?

many thanks in advance,

Bas from Holland!

eballs
eballs
4 months ago

All daunting but would you stream any of the following

Cobb vs LAD
Maneaea @ LAD
Pallante vs NYY

Mikeal
Mikeal
4 months ago

…me again. I know. We chatted late yesterday. The keeper league 5×5 OPS and QS

Trade is now $16 Ohtani (drop Winker, Rosario, Graveman and a pitcher)
Get $50 Acuna, $25 Springer, $21 Altuve, $14 Kershaw, $10 Bednar, $8 Bard

First, which pitcher should I drop? J. Montgomery, A. Heaney, J. Berrios, R. Ray? I’m thinking either Montgomery or Heaney

Second, this still a good trade? (The guy replaced the $16 Wheeler with a $14 Kershaw and an $8 Bard). I have an open spot as I just put Bryant on the DL

Mikeal
Mikeal
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Perfection thank you. Looking like it’s a done deal

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

Asked yesterday and either you missed it or were not internet friends anymore :.(..sniffles aside….drop manaea in a 10tm? ….i only use him for ks and he usually offsets Alcantara and manoahs good starts…plus I grabbed Detmers in literally all my leagues so I have him to replace manaea. Also streamOBot has sixto sanchez listed as a marlins sp this week you think that goes to Ed. Cabrera? Who just dealt in his 3rd rehab start. I have him on the IL and have to open up the spot 1 day prior because this league has dumb add drop rules. Thanks.

3mango
3mango
4 months ago

I am Starting Braxton Garret today, hoping for a warm hug.
But, this is his last chance for me: back to POF (ha!)

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
4 months ago

Deadline day Grey !

Looking to make a couple trades of my own.

McClanahan, Montas and A Rosario or Eloy, Helsey and Woodruff ?

Needs a combination of Wins, Saves, and HRs

William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

I’m really tempted to fade both Giolito and Gausman today – Gausman to give up 2 runs in the F5 innings to the Rays & Giolito to do the same v Royals. I just don’t think these guys got the call that they are supposed to turn it on in the 2nd half.

Freedminds
Freedminds
4 months ago

Grey,

Montas and Morton or Robbie Ray and Taylor Rogers?

Taking the chance that maybe Rogers gets 50% of the saves rest of the way

omar
omar
4 months ago

OPS weekly H2H (10 team)

A: LuBob / Sal Perez
B: Acuna / Kirk

Too legit to Witt
Too legit to Witt
4 months ago

1) Who’s the drop between Ozuna, K Lewis, Laureano? Leaning Ozuna…

2) Would you drop either Manaea or Kopech to hold all of the above three, or do recent starts give you reason to wait another turn?

big TIMMY
big TIMMY
4 months ago

Jeimer or Josh Donaldson ROS?