A sheet attached to a building is covering something in front of the Sears sign on a storefront. The closer we look we see I’m standing on the letter S of Sears. I wave like Forrest Gump. Screaming now, “Okay, when I jump, make sure you film this reveal, because it’s going to be spectacular! …and 1…2…3!” Holding onto the end of the sheet, I jump off the S and Tarzan down the side of the building. Then, the sheet gets to its natural conclusion and, rather than revealing under the sheet the big surprise, it leaves me dangling ten feet off the ground. “Um, a little help.” Cougs puts down the camera and yanks on my feet, and I scream, “Yanks! Perfect!” I fall to the ground, and the sheet covers me, but now it’s revealed that the sheet was covering a spraypainted JP in front of Sears. So, JP Sears (5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks) had his major league debut. It was vs. the Orioles, so the salt is out to count grains, but he looked fantastic. He has a 93-95 MPH fastball, decent slider and change, and elite command. That’s the JP Sears catalog of pitches. Yanks also have five starters in the rotation, so, with those going out of business sales on Sears, don’t expect refunds. Whether he stays in the rotation or not, he’s someone to keep an eye on, because elite command plays everywhere. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo Stanton – Hit the IL with a calf strain, after going for an MRI. Giancarlo goes for a lot of MRIs that lead to only a day-to-day injury that lasts five months. Miguel Andujar (2-for-3, 1 RBI, and 1st steal) got yesterday’s start in left, and I say, hmm…then cough, then look for him in 15-team mixed leagues and deeper.

Jonathan Loaisiga – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Brûléed lasagna. Not good, chef.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.75. Robbie Ray’s pitching this year has made it impossible for me to wear pants that are three sizes too small in solidarity with him. I’m very sorry. Far from an awful start, but vs. the A’s? C’mon, he has to earn the privilege for me to wear uncomfortably tight pants! At this point, Robbie Ray’s gotta go out and throw a 9-inning, CG SHO with 17 Ks to even make it worth me opening up the Spanx website.

Seth Brown – 2-for-3 and a slam (5) and legs (4). This homer was off Ray. Not the first time Ray’s heard Brown was a stain on an otherwise clean line.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Elvis has left the building! (Then re-entered and left it again. Make up your mind, man!)

Paul Blackburn – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 1.70. Brown lifting up the green and gold for Blackburn and are we Carvaggio creating chiaroscuro effects?! You know what’s pretty cool that doesn’t hurt at all? Blackburn was free in all drafts and he’s out there beating Robbie Ray, my ace.

Harold Castro – 3-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in the last week. Hot schmocastro alert!

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .192. Ya know what’s pretty unrosterable? A guy who homers once every ten games and does nothing else. Get hot or eff off!

Joe Ryan – Hit the Covid IL. Damn, Tom Clancy’s writing is rote.

Trevor Larnach – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Was a preseason monocle and now he’s become a monocle with a long, ornate gold chain attached to my belt.

Dylan Bundy – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.54. Bundy’s doing what he always does: Awful ERA and solid peripherals. Gotta hand it to Bundy, even with dead balls, in a homer-suppressing park, and against the weaksauce Tigers, he still manages to have a home run allowed problem. Good on you, Bundy, for keeping it real.

Anthony Bender – Hit the IL with back stiffness. From the ‘closer opening window’ to the Floro! ‘Til the sweat drips down Aroldis’s forehead to the ball-o. I’d look at Dylan Floro, but could be Cole Sulser or Anthony Bass. The latter at least sticks with the fish theme. Tanner Scott might even see saves. Yeah, it’s a mess.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and missed a 2nd homer by about four feet — so one conjoined twin — and any time Soler hits one homer, he’s capable of hitting a handful in a week, so if he’s available, so…ler.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. If Manny was dropped, Manny should be grabbed if you need steals, because Manny’s money for the need-of-the-runny. Damn! Did not land that rhyme.

Drew Rasmussen – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA and 2.68. For this week, this constituted a good pitching performance on my teams. *raises glasses* Here’s to better days…*drinks arsenic*

Harold Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and thinking about picking up Harold Castro and Harold Ramirez and renaming my fantasy team, “Out with the Old, in with the Harold.”

Colin Poche – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.29, and his 1st save, as he looked about as iffy as one can look getting a save. Yes, he got the first post-Kittredge save, and, no, he’s not the Rays’ closer suddenly. He could get the next save, or five other guys could.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .314. Hmm, Manuel Margot looks like 50 Cent, Cron’s name is Curtis Jackson and Cron’s hitting .314 which is Pi, which is short for 50 Cent’s song, P.I.M.P. That can’t be a coincidence. *tin foil hat falls off*

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (1), hitting .188. Was watching this game (yes, the Pirates — my eyes, please think of my eyes!), and Suwinski’s got a nice little stroke to right field. Solid line drive, out-in-a-flash homer. Don’t think he exceeds 15 homers on the year, but he appears to be more than just a service time manipulation placeholder for NL-Only leagues.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Out with tightness in his quad. Incredible. Protect him between games by wrapping him inside Pablo Sandoval’s bodysuit like Leo in The Revenant bear.

William Contreras – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .273. He has 7 homers in 39 at-bats. Um, no, I don’t know what you’re waiting for either.

Dansby Swanson -4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .268. He hit 2nd yesterday. Snitker must’ve been kicked in the head and it knocked some sense into him.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .244. I wish I didn’t feel like he might be a .250 hitter, rather than this was just being an early season thing.

Charlie Morton – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.28 vs. Ranger Suarez – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.74. This matchup was billed as, “Are you going to go down with the ship on both of these guys or try to find better arms on waivers or in trades?” Long billing, but pretty apt.

Cristian Javier – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.43. You might be like, “Grey, handsome face, but I can’t believe you didn’t do the lede about Javier’s start yesterday.” I try to avoid doing two for the same guy, unless my thoughts have changed, and Daddy already gave you a Cristian Javier fantasy. I loved him then, I love him now. I said, no foolsies.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and a triple, and this was about the time last year he got scalding. Joey’s out of the pouch and punching!

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Ended up being an okay start, and he got the win, but, even that brought with it two 1st-inning runs so my ulcer was flaring big-time. Can I get a win without bloodying up my ulcer?

Hunter Strickland – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.60, and his 1st save as Art Warren pitched a clean 8th. Can I bet the under for ten saves for any Reds reliever? Is that possible somewhere because I want to do that.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.86. His only blemish was a homer to Jake Burger (his 3rd). Reminds me of Hamburger Hill. What a great movie. Bummer not streaming anywhere. Not the movie, I’m saying it’s a shame I’m not streaming Aaron Bummer. Was that confusing?

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games, and 17 homers in 6 games. Brucely, what are we doing here? Is the MLB run by some back-room, cigar-smoking catchers’ union that is propping up all catchers? Okay, it’s obvious this is going on. Johnny Bench, is this you?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (1). Another guy who has 45 homers this month. At some point, he’ll cool off. Wait for that moment to pick him up, and you’re not doing things exactly right.

Reid Detmers – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.65. He didn’t pitch a no-hitter this year, right? I imagined that, right?

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Wow, no 4-homer game by Story vs. Giolito to raise his ERA by five runs? Are we sure? It can’t be!

Erick Fedde – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.55. Fedde WAP! That’s the very common acronym, Withoutlookingituphe’slikelybeen Atleastalittleluckywithhis Pitching.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA at 2.49. His K/9 and BB/9 are 6.5 and 2.1, and I can’t get my team ERA down in a league with Mahle, Robbie Ray and Cobb! Okay, sure, whatever. FRUSTRATING!

Aaron Ashby – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Ya know what’s pretty comical? I’m relying on guys like Ashby and Jeffrey Springs to lower the ERAs of Robbie Ray and Dylan Cease. Just very, very funny. *dons a potato sack and walks out into traffic*

Yu Darvish – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76. You can’t tell me there’s no luck involved in this shizz. I had Darvish last year and he was the worst pitcher ever, and now he’s completely respectable. Clearly, I’m feeling very shook coming off that Robbie Ray gets hit by the friggin’ disgrA’s.

Jake Junis –  6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76. More like Jake Mayis! Ah, that deserves a nap! *shuts eyes for 5 seconds, claps hands* I’m back! Ya know what kind of year Junis is having? The kind that every Gaints’ starter usually has. Just start them at home all the time and reap the benefits. Streamonator says he’s away next time out and I’d be careful.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in two days, and I repeat what I said yesterday, “I know it’s inaccurate, but it feels like Joc Pederson hits 30 homers every year, and they’re all hit in the matter of 10 games.” And that’s me quoting me!

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Carl’s Jr. Jr. was hitting third yesterday — Yazterday? I’m so sorry for that. — and the Giants are the kind of club who could have a different three-hole hitter every game.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. The one positive note about L0ngoria going deep twice while not being on your fantasy team is that he’s likely on no fantasy team.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. There was a part of me looking at Lindor in the preseason and thinking, “That’s about four rounds later than just last year, what are we doing here? I should draft him in all leagues.” That part of me was drowned up by the 98% of me that was saying, “Dur!” And just ramming my head into a wall.

Thomas Szapucki – 1 1/3 IP, 9 ER, as he was called up by the Mets. Szapucki missed his calling as an NHL forward. “Just glad to help out the team,” Szapucki smiles, revealing a grin that’s missing five teeth. If the hockey thing doesn’t work for you, Szapucki sounds like a character created by Garry Marshall. 1950s teenagers standing in a drive-thru parking lot, just then everyone sees a car pull up that went through a car wash with its windows down, and at the same time everyone realizes who did it, “Szapucki!” Szapucki opens the door and water pours out. Laugh track hits. So, Szapucki is coming off ulnar nerve surgery, has no command, homers allowed problem, and can’t go deep into games. Other than that? Sure! At least he washes his car!

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BondJoshuaBond
BondJoshuaBond
1 month ago

Thoughts on a trade of Albies for Edman and Julio Rodriguez? Thanks!

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 month ago

Please rank these C for ROS.

Sal Perez
MJ
Jansen

Sal’s Statcast is ice blue, but he did look like he was starting to hit a little before getting hurt.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

16 team points league. Would you trade Kittredge and Flaherty for Hader?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Muncy down with elbow-banged same elbow that was already hurt.

Ozuna down-side tightness.

Drop either of these or hold on IL

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Thank you for taking all my questions-And I have another

Teoscar for Severino and Hayes. I have Teoscar and J. Turner at 3rd.

Fair trade? Is this much of an upgrade. Only concern about Severino is innings

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

What about a counter of C. Javier and K. Marte for Teoscar

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Eflin over Grayson ROS? Any clue when he may be up?

Also – who’s your closer preference: Lopez or Soto?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you

Al KOHOLIC
1 month ago

Buxton is 2-35 in recent stretch. Or 0-27 latest. Didn’t look past that but knew it was bad

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Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
1 month ago

yeah he wasn’t going to sustain that .930 or whatever it was OPS likely (unless he got injured without having a cold streak) including this bad recent stretch only in the low .800’s (.830 or so)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Shane Mclanahan or Jazz in a H2H?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 month ago

Keeper

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Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
1 month ago

has anybody noticed how utterly goofy NYY are to just suck up every TEX reject? we got box wine (gallo), the other putting challenge (trevino), falefel man, and now apparently crapenter. and they got all these players cheaply too. meanwhile TEX is playing 3 catchers sometimes (huff, heim, garver), spending on players who either have never been worth that much and/or coming off career years and get destroyed routinely even with retreads overperforming like m.perez.

anywho, NL only QS over wins, added z.thompson just in time for his first horrible start in like a month, drop for which of:

woodford (the guy you, ya know was pretty good for like a month last year and helped them make theplayoffs, who’s FINALLY getting to likely start instead of j.hicks), he’ll likely play vs SD shortly, then @ CHC

or
gomber @ WAS (tomorrow) then vs MIA

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Montezuma's Revenge ... right now

or pepiot likely @ ARI tomorrow

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Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

drop z.thompson for which of:
(1) pepiot (supposedly with LAD and likely tomorrow @ ARI, unknown if more starts)
(2): gomber (@ WAS tomorrow then vs MIA after)
(3): woodford (looks like he’s taking the spot that probably would’ve been the best choice all along of j.hicks, next up vs SD then @ CHC)

1 move left on matchup that ends sunday

Danny
Danny
1 month ago

Bassitt for this season or Hader for this season and next? 6×6 including k9 and svhd, and qs

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i followed your advice and started Aaron Ashby, Paul blackburn and Cristian Javier. one of my best days ever. Thanks!!!!!

1. i was leaning to sitting Jeffrey Springs of TB at Tampa against the Yankees? would you start or sit?

2. i was leaning to starting him next week on the road at Seattle. would you start or sit?

3. would you start or sit AZ’s Merrill Kelly at home against Ryan Periot of the Dodgers?

hope your magic continues.

thanks again!

J C
J C
1 month ago

How the mighty have fallen!? I just received an offer of his Javier and Teoscar for my JulRod. My staff has been good and Teoscar looks like a one year splash. Hard to believe this is not exciting as it would have been in draft day. Thoughts?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

Teoscar will bounce back no problem, not worried about that at all and Javier looks to be an ace in the making especially after being stretched out to close to 100 pitches only going to continue to go deeper into games. I would hit that accept without thinking twice and laugh while doing it

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Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

even if teoscar doesn’t bounce back for months more this is pretty good. and he was good for more than 1 year (consecutively too)

Chris
Chris

I was gonna say the same thing, even without Javier I’d smash that accept button for this deal

Alps
Alps
1 month ago

Grey
Would you trade Robbie Ray
For either JD Martinez or Matt Olson. Or hold.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Comment. I don’t remember any year when guys often come off IL and return within 2 or 3 days. I assume this is guys coming back to early (and no relationship to shortened Spring training).

Dilemma. My team has 3 DL slots, and 3 bench slots (I typically have 1 bat; and 2 SP). In one league, my current DL guys are India; Baz; Schertzer; O’Neil; Robert; and Joe Ryan. Now possibly Suzuki.

I’m willing to go with a 1 player degradation (and I assume Ryan is only gone for a start or two) but if Suzuki is DL, then one or two cuts are required, I assume Suzuki and O’Neil/Ryan. Comments?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Who to pick up as SP….Cobb or Ashby? Thanks

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Dynasty pts league scoring -AB, Hits, 2B, 3B, HR, SB, -CS you dropping Falefa to try Morel or hold.

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

We still holding baez? It’s becoming very tough to justify

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Currently starting Luis urias and kike

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

Have India on IL. Could either pick up Cronenworth or use the spot to stream

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

Thanks grey you the man

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Rasmussen was just dropped. Do you like him more than syndergaard?

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
1 month ago

Chris Morel or Lourdes? Thank you!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

14 team h2h 6×6 category keeper

If Garver is going to play every day at DH or 1B would you hold onto him over some one like Dozier or Voit as a bench bat? Currently have Melendez as my catcher.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Looks like Farmer was over his “general soreness” Pllllbbbtttt!

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Franmil Reyes was dropped in my league? He’s a no brainer pickup and should bounce back right? How much FAAB would you use to pick him up?

Thanks

gargamel04
gargamel04
1 month ago

Suddenly I’m holding 3 C’s – Stephenson, Ruiz, and William Contreras. Would you deal Stephenson for Teoscar?

CoachGonzo
CoachGonzo
1 month ago

What’s up dudes and 5 girls! I have 2 questions (thoughts appreciated) When Robert comes back from the vid list…I have to make a drop…who out of this list gets cut from a 12 team h2h points league

Kikuchi, Cobb, Rogers(Mia), Ashby, R . Contreras, Mountcastle , or Kirby

2nd question Is Javy Baez worth the wait to see if he gets hot or is Detroit the place where he becomes irrelevant in fantasy and worth a drop?

Thank you good peoples

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, looking to bolster the back end of my bench. Would you pickup anybody from list A over list B? No needs or positions necessary.
A- Gallo, Pham, Verdugo, Brantley
B- Dozier, Lewis, Kepler, Mateo

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

So obviously after I trade Jrod Acuna gets the hammy and Seiya jams a finger. Baseball is the most dangerous sport in the world! It doesn’t look like it but dang a lot of people get hurt. The manager offered to cancel the trade, but I feel like that is LAME because the pain should be real just like in real baseball! haha so who should I grab as a outfield substitute

Joc P – who is off waivers tomorrow donno if it is worth it to burn the #3 waiver on him, Margot, Vaughn, Calhoun, Peralta or Gallo

I wrote last night about Sears and baseball player names being now sponsored by companies. I wanted Juan Soto to be paid to change his last name to Juan PapaJohn for example. Although some don’t work because Lars Nootbar is already a great name though and a company should be paid to make this product. A Lars Nootbar sounds delicious!

thanks G!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

oh I dont own that Gallo he is just an option. I forgot to say its OBP but i dont think that matters. Yepez is my other OF right now. hopefully Acuna is ok or else I will probably have to take Margot also he would be next best ye?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

sounds good would you still go Margot if Joc makes it through? thank you friendo

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

how does Santander compare? I just saw he is doing well also

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
1 month ago

Hey Grey…Happy Thursday! Quick hitter…

Are we interested in ATL Contreras over Grandal at this point, esp with the OF possibilities, or is Yasmani likely to come around in the foreseeable future?

Thanks, man!

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 month ago

Is there anything wrong with Castellanos or just a slow start? Might be trading for him. Giving up ozuna and JoMo.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

The Braves are calling Acuna’s quad tightness a grade 1 strain. That means he’s not playing today. Snitker said, “there’s a chance he can at least DH within the next few days.” I think I strained something just by reading that.

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

I think my pitching is good for now but thinking of moving of from Ranger maybe grab a RP (either Melancon or Bard) and Mancini has cooled off, pick up Votto to replace or someone else from the waiver bats?

Waiver

Bat – A. Thomas, K. Calhoun, J. Votto,, J. Rojas, G. Urshela, A. Thomas, H. Bader, C. Blackmon, T. Pham, J. Aguilar, C. Moran, B. Miller, Y. Hernandez, K. Lewis, B. Donovan

SP – E. Rodriguez (IL – stash), Z. Greinke, Z. Plesac, T. Houck,  M. Wacha, J. Odorizzi, D. Bundy, D. Dunning, A. Civale (IL – stash), B. Zimmerman, S. Matz, P. Corbin,  J. Quintana, R. Hill, C. Overton, W. Miley, J. Cueto, JT Brubaker,

RP – M. Melancon, D. Bard, E. Pagan, D. Williams,

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – T. Mancini
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Straw
RF – A. Garcia
Util – P. Wisdom
BN – T. Hernandez
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – N. Pivetta
BN – A. Ashby
BN – P. Sandoval
BN – R. Suarez
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
IL – A. Kittredge (RP) (IL)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

?Thanks, Marv

Simsbad
Simsbad
1 month ago

rank in order:

Garver, Baby Contreras, Melendez

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 month ago

Will smith or Tyler Stephenson?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

A. How much you paying for Diekman in Saves/Holds pts dynasty league (can drop at end of year) Score IP, Hits, BBs, Ks, Saves, Holds, HR given up?
B. Same socring: Any faith in Junis as a 2-start @ Phi @ Mia next week?

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

12 teamer with 9 starts per week needed

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Woo Hoo! Happy National Paper Airplane Day!

Looking to pickup a prospect to fill my “NA” spot in Yahoo.

Who you like best from the below list:

Riley Greene (set to begin rehab games tomorrow)
Royce Lewis (working at 3B & OF…might get back up even with a healthy Correa)
CJ Abrams
Triston Casas

Thanks as always!

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Thanks Grey! Was hoping for your thoughts on a pitcher pickup – first here’s my squad of SPs, which has been really bad based on my overall pitching numbers, though added a few who have been good (we start 6, plus a rookie):

Buehler
Giolito
Eovaldi
JoMo
Javier
Logan Webb
Urquidy
Greene
Ranger Suarez

Here’s who are available. Can you give me your top two choices? We can’t really stream (only 1 claim per week), so looking for your guess on most impact ROS.

Tyler Anderson
Zach(k?) Eflin
Wacha
Ashby

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey. If you ignore who should be dropped, are you saying your suggestions in order of priority for pickup are Eflin, then Ashby?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Would you trade Buxton or Kepler straight up for Robbie Ray? My pitching is good, but lost Luzardo and Peralta. Buxton has the higher upside, obv.,but his slump and lack of SBs is concerning.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

OK, who called Kyler Farmer getting the Homerun for Cincy today? Can I borrow your crystal ball?

Mex
Mex
1 month ago

5×5 roto, all players can be kept next year.
Which side would you prefer?

Yelich and Bellinger for Acuna

Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

Shane Baz, how good in 2023? Top 30 or better?

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you ?

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Gator
1 month ago

Top 15

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Who to drop between Javier, L Castillo, Wacha or JoMo?

Thanks!

whitt23
whitt23
1 month ago

Quick trade question: My Burnes, Franmil, and Duran for his Soto and Giminez. Burnes can be kept next year and Soto cannot. That is really my only hesitation. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

1 add left in my 10 team points league. Should I prioritize Votto or Thor?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

That’s 1 add left for this week I mean

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

At 1st I have Tellez and Yepez
My staff is currently mcclanahan, cease, bassit, JoMo, joe Ryan, Javier, Ashby, kikuchi and ranger

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

How do you rank Noah, Ashby, ranger, kikuchi

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I saw you like Eflin over Ashby. Eflin over Noah as well?

Gary C
1 month ago

ESPN points, ROS please evaluate trade:

A-
Luis Garcia, Hou SP
Shane Baz, TB SP

B-
Patrick Sandoval, LAA SP
Yusei Kikuchi, Tor SP
Jordan Romano, Tor RP

Thanks so much!

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
1 month ago

Also, is it close?

alps
alps
1 month ago

Grey
is this offer fair
My Buehler for Judge

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

12-team 5×5.In need of a stud SP (I have Montas, Pablo Lopez, Gilbert, Morton, and Darvish). Would you trade JD Martinez and Josiah Gray for Walker Buehler? How about Matt Olson?

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
1 month ago

Grey,
Looking to bolster my staff just a bit. Would you send Morton and O’Neill for Darvish?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey would you drop Yadi Molina for any of these C’s

Mitch Garver
Sam Huff
Brian Serven

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Brooks Raley or Matt Barnes? I’d sure love some saves.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you Grey!

Parks
Parks
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Who are you holding in my 3 IL spots? India, Freddy P, Clev, Luzardo… Also, Baz and Eloy are both on the wire.

Parks
Parks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I get 3 of them though

Parks
Parks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you, sir!

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Nice work, Grey.

I’m excited about William Contreras, especially with his season averages but in only 44 ABs. Hopefully it will continue as well as getting more ABs through OF stints. Drop Sean Murphy (who can be solid but doesn’t excite me) for him?

Thanks!

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I’m in a similar situation – I need help everywhere. Right now Murphy is my 2nd catcher in a 2C league, and I’ve got Hummel on the bench as backup (stapled to it). We only get one claim per week so I need to try and make them count. I know even you don’t have a crystal ball, but do you see Contreras as a likely impact upgrade on Murphy as my C2?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

My 1B is Christian Walker (ouch). Please rank (for claiming): Votto; Ruf; Wisdom. If none, who is the top one.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Not for me. In 9 games, he has 2 hits (and 2 RBIs). Forget Mendoza — his batting average is below the Bob Buhl line.

So Ruf; Wisdom; or Votto?

KarlJ
KarlJ
1 month ago

Grey,

Trying to move some pitching to jump start my offense.
Two deals I have on the table are:
I give Musgrove and get Jazz
I give Sandoval and get Castellanos

Another option I was considering was offering Musgrove for Lindor

Do you prefer any of these deals?

Christian
Christian
1 month ago

Good stuff today Grey! Wanted to ask whether you think I should rock with Tellez as a 1B/3B or go after someone who’s struggling and buy low like Moncada. Surely he’s gotta turn things around right? I’m in a 10 team roto. Thanks!

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

No room left on IL. OK to drop Renfroe for either Calhoun/Wm Contreras/Tyrone Taylor or Joc? Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Whitlock’s last 3 starts have produced an 8.18 ERA and 1.82 WHIP over 11 innings. Are you using him vs Balt? At what point does this experiment end? The Red Sox have a need in their bullpen but keep throwing him out there every 5th day and it doesn’t seem to be going well. I expected an adjustment period but it was more about pitch count and IP per start.

I had him before he was starting and miss what he used to provide. The stuff is good but how good is it if he has to dial it down a notch or two to try go 5 innings?

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sounds good. This is what irritates me the most about my pitching especially when I see all of the good starts by pitchers who aren’t that good. Whitlock used to have a pristine statcast page and his stuff was nasty both visually and measured by stuff+. I own cobb too among others who have got blown up so many times. Why does this keep happening to me?????

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omar
omar
1 month ago

10 team weekly OPS H2H:

A: Acuna, Olson, Gausman

B: Vlad, LuBob, Cole

**Vlad and Acuna both keeper eligible for next year.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? 12-team keeper league and the bottom half of my starting pitching staff is Detmers, Gray, Brubaker and Dunning. Lose any of those guys to take a flier on Sears, Roansy or Peterson? Appreciate it as always.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Feels like a good day for streaming the GGOATOAT. Vs. a Lefty who’s been lucky so far?

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

Calhoun, Arozarena, or Nimmo for pts league?

Pops
Pops
1 month ago

William Contreras sitting on the wire. Would you carry two catchers in a 10t roto to make sure you’ve got one playing every day? Hate carrying two catchers in a 1C league. Relatedly, do you think the Braves play Contreras in the field enough for him to get eligibility elsewhere and make him a more valuable bench bat?

My team is tanking and just lost Giancarlo. Thanks for any help you can provide

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

One more: Dansby or Wisdom for a batty call today?

Sal
Sal
1 month ago

Stream smeltzer vs kc today?

The Rizzzzzzz
The Rizzzzzzz
1 month ago

Redraft points league! So I just dropped Kirk for Murphy… do I now drop Kirk for William Contreras?!? I don’t know what to do with the damn catcher position, can’t we just abolish it?

The Rizzzzzzz
The Rizzzzzzz
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oops, my wording was wrong. Dropped Murphy for Kirk.

That “meh” sounds like a “hold Kirk, but you could go either way” lol

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
1 month ago

Would you drop A Gimenez or A Garcia for C Morel?

Dynasty LG

Thanks G !

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
Reply to  Joe Buckyourself
1 month ago

OBP**

Bluestar
Bluestar
1 month ago

Looking for a fill in until Adames returns. Who should i try ? Harold C,Harold R, Tyron Taylor ?? And would you keep any if these 3 over Naquin after Adames returns ?
Thanks Grey

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 month ago

Is Bellinger worth going after? One owner is shoppng him…I like him. 5×5 OBP roto. I could offer him 2 OFs…T.Ward and Alek Thomas.

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

Really? I just got him in a trade and he’s been…meh…so far…I’m waiting for him to get healthy and be the “hottest player in baseball” again….

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

Yeah, I will probably keep him and see…I was looking at the rest of season 5×5 OBP where they are reallyclose….Bellinger at 12.1 and Ward at 11.6.

Earl
Earl
1 month ago

Guy offered me Juan Soto for my Aaron Judge.

I passed for now as I feel Judge is doing way better than Soto and is also on much better team. Also, I am tired of waiting for players to rebound. I have alot of that on my teams this year (yes Kyle Tucker and Freddie Freeman I am talking to you).

Does this make sense or did I perhaps do wrong move here??

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 month ago

Bouna Sera Grey!

12 TM Dynasty Keep forever and as many as you like. H2H 7*6 walks, Total Bases for hitting cats,. QS for Pitching. Tatis is owner willing to deal him to me. He wanted Varsho, Gonsolin, Clase for Tatis Kris Bryant and Adell. My roster as is stands. I’m in the middle of the standings. You think its worth making the deal?

C-Varsho
1b- Walsh
2B Jazz
Ss Bo
3B- Witt
OF- Reyes, Marsh, Thomas

Tork, MJ Melendez, Rojas – Bench

O’Neil, Mondesi

SP- Sonny, Ramussen, Gonso, Detmers, Whitlock, Kirby, Ashby, Green

RP Clase, Kitt (IL)

Luzardo, Heaney, Lance Mc IL

Cruz Pratto Mayer in the minors.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

I did it. I traded away my Uncle Teo(scar) and Wheeler for Soto (he also threw in Sandoval, whom he had just recently added). I sure hope I don’t regret this. My expectations for Teo remain high, but he has been so bad. Whisper to me that I did the right thing. Just ring that bell if you can’t speak.

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
1 month ago

Hey Grey , your my go to guy on possible trade opinions. Looking for hitting improvement. Would you trade Gausman, Lynn ( soon to be off IL) and Hoskins for Betts and Luis Castillo? Would leave me with Musgrove, McClanahan, Nola, Castillo, kikuchi and Singer as my staff. 12 teamer all standard cats. Redraft league.

lolmets
lolmets
1 month ago

Brian Snitker must read razzball.

“Move up Dansby in the order and watch him and the rest of the offense thrive” -me 2 days ago.