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!
Thoughts on a trade of Albies for Edman and Julio Rodriguez? Thanks!
Please rank these C for ROS.
Sal’s Statcast is ice blue, but he did look like he was starting to hit a little before getting hurt.
16 team points league. Would you trade Kittredge and Flaherty for Hader?
Muncy down with elbow-banged same elbow that was already hurt.
Ozuna down-side tightness.
Drop either of these or hold on IL
Drop for what? Maybe…or hold
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
Teoscar, but fair
What about a counter of C. Javier and K. Marte for Teoscar
Teoscar but less fair
Eflin over Grayson ROS? Any clue when he may be up?
Also – who’s your closer preference: Lopez or Soto?
Should be up soon…Grayson…Soto
Buxton is 2-35 in recent stretch. Or 0-27 latest. Didn’t look past that but knew it was bad
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)
Yeah been slumping
Shane Mclanahan or Jazz in a H2H?
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
gomber @ WAS (tomorrow) then vs MIA
or pepiot likely @ ARI tomorrow
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
Bassitt for this season or Hader for this season and next? 6×6 including k9 and svhd, and qs
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.
1. Sit 3. Start 4. Nope
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?
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
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)
I was gonna say the same thing, even without Javier I’d smash that accept button for this deal
I’d want Jul-Rod
Would you trade Robbie Ray
For either JD Martinez or Matt Olson. Or hold.
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?
Who to pick up as SP….Cobb or Ashby? Thanks
Dynasty pts league scoring -AB, Hits, 2B, 3B, HR, SB, -CS you dropping Falefa to try Morel or hold.
We still holding baez? It’s becoming very tough to justify
Yeah, but I don’t know your options
Currently starting Luis urias and kike
I’d start them, and bench Baez for now
Have India on IL. Could either pick up Cronenworth or use the spot to stream
Thanks grey you the man
Rasmussen was just dropped. Do you like him more than syndergaard?
Meh, depends on matchups..I’d hold
Chris Morel or Lourdes? Thank you!
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.
Over Voit is fine
Looks like Farmer was over his “general soreness” Pllllbbbtttt!
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?
Suddenly I’m holding 3 C’s – Stephenson, Ruiz, and William Contreras. Would you deal Stephenson for Teoscar?
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
Haha, Roansy — I’d roster Baez
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
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!
Hahahahaha that is very funny…about sears…Joc over Gallo, can burn the waiver
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?
Oh I thought those were the guys you had…
Prolly just go Margot and hold waiver then
sounds good would you still go Margot if Joc makes it through? thank you friendo
Can switch to Joc if he makes it thru and you need what he does more
how does Santander compare? I just saw he is doing well also
I like Santander the best, Margot is SBs
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?
Happy Thursday! I wouldn’t
Is there anything wrong with Castellanos or just a slow start? Might be trading for him. Giving up ozuna and JoMo.
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.
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?
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,
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)
Melancon over Ranger — Votto over Mancini
rank in order:
Garver, Baby Contreras, Melendez
Will smith or Tyler Stephenson?
Smith, close tho
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?
B. Sure, seems ok…More important is how many teams
12 teamer with 9 starts per week needed
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)
Thanks as always!
Crazy, was just making a paper airplane of my college diploma….
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):
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.
Eflin over Greene, Ashby over Ranger
Thanks Grey. If you ignore who should be dropped, are you saying your suggestions in order of priority for pickup are Eflin, then Ashby?
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.
OK, who called Kyler Farmer getting the Homerun for Cincy today? Can I borrow your crystal ball?
I picked him up for today
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.
Shane Baz, how good in 2023? Top 30 or better?
Top 30 sounds right
Thank you ?
Who to drop between Javier, L Castillo, Wacha or JoMo?
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.
1 add left in my 10 team points league. Should I prioritize Votto or Thor?
That’s 1 add left for this week I mean
Kinda depends on needs tho
At 1st I have Tellez and Yepez
My staff is currently mcclanahan, cease, bassit, JoMo, joe Ryan, Javier, Ashby, kikuchi and ranger
Sounds like Noah
How do you rank Noah, Ashby, ranger, kikuchi
Noah, Ashby, Kikuchi
I saw you like Eflin over Ashby. Eflin over Noah as well?
Meh, depends on matchups
ESPN points, ROS please evaluate trade:
Luis Garcia, Hou SP
Shane Baz, TB SP
Patrick Sandoval, LAA SP
Yusei Kikuchi, Tor SP
Jordan Romano, Tor RP
Thanks so much!
Also, is it close?
B, it’s close
is this offer fair
My Buehler for Judge
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?
Sure, Buehler or Olson
Looking to bolster my staff just a bit. Would you send Morton and O’Neill for Darvish?
Grey would you drop Yadi Molina for any of these C’s
Brooks Raley or Matt Barnes? I’d sure love some saves.
Thank you Grey!
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.
I get 3 of them though
Eloy, India, Baz
Thank you, sir!
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?
Sure, try it
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?
My 1B is Christian Walker (ouch). Please rank (for claiming): Votto; Ruf; Wisdom. If none, who is the top one.
Ouch? Doesn’t he has 11 HRs?
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?
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?
I like the Cast, Lindor, Jazz deals, that order
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!
Thanks! Meh, Moncada hasn’t been great for 4 years
No room left on IL. OK to drop Renfroe for either Calhoun/Wm Contreras/Tyrone Taylor or Joc? Thanks
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?
I’d let him go against the O’s then that’s it if that’s bad
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?????
Ha, I hear ya
10 team weekly OPS H2H:
A: Acuna, Olson, Gausman
B: Vlad, LuBob, Cole
**Vlad and Acuna both keeper eligible for next year.
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.
What’s good, poop? Roansy over Brubaker
Feels like a good day for streaming the GGOATOAT. Vs. a Lefty who’s been lucky so far?
Calhoun, Arozarena, or Nimmo for pts league?
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
Nah, don’t carry 2 Cs — Braves might play him in the OF, but it’s gonna take at least a few weeks for it to happen, I’d think
Thanks for talking me off the ledge.
One more: Dansby or Wisdom for a batty call today?
Stream smeltzer vs kc today?
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?
Oops, my wording was wrong. Dropped Murphy for Kirk.
That “meh” sounds like a “hold Kirk, but you could go either way” lol
Yeah, it’s fine
Would you drop A Gimenez or A Garcia for C Morel?
Thanks G !
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 ?
Taylor, nah on Naquin
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.
I’d want Ward
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….
He’s top 15 overall on the Player Rater
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.
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??
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?
OF- Reyes, Marsh, Thomas
Tork, MJ Melendez, Rojas – Bench
SP- Sonny, Ramussen, Gonso, Detmers, Whitlock, Kirby, Ashby, Green
RP Clase, Kitt (IL)
Luzardo, Heaney, Lance Mc IL
Cruz Pratto Mayer in the minors.
Works for me
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.
You did the right thing
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.
I’d take Betts
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.
As a Cease owner, should I try to stream Justin Steele @ Cincy today?
I am. And I’m not even a Cease owner.
you lucked out this week
Well there’s another 7 spot for ya. Haha. What a sh*tshow.
Sure, I don’t understand the Cease connection tho
I assume he means to get his ratios right after Cease’s start.
Would you hold F Peralta or drop for Eloyyyyyy?
Also drop the Ranger for Duran?
Agree with Cram
Mahalo and Cram It Grey!
Couldn’t resist lol
Grey the White! Great stuff as usual. I can remember just like yesterday being excited about this draft in a 12 team Yahoo: 1-Bichette, 2-Tucker,3-Teoscar,4-Olson,5-Nola,6-O’Neill,7-India,8-Musgrove,9-EdwinD,10-BobbyWitt,11-Kelenic,12-Baz. and on and on. I’m in 9th place now with this team (YogiBeraCuda). I have never finished lower than 3rd in the last four or five years in public leagues! But there’s a lot of season left right?
My take aways: Shouldn’t have drafted two rookies for starting spots, and my first SP for next year’s drafts will be no earlier than round 9.The rest is so unpredictable.
For this year, I’m just going to embrace the challenge and see how high I can climb the standings. As Michael Scott would say “you have no idea how high I can fly”.
Haha, things can’t be much worse
Grey, is Justin Steele the reele deele? (Sorry lol)
but yeah he did excellent his last two games (both against Arizona) with 19 Ks in 11 innings with 4 walks, 4 hits, and 1 earned run total. I reluctantly dropped Ashby to give steele a shot (rather than dropping George Kirby) hopefully i don’t regret it. I’m thinking if he does really good I keep him and drop someone else for Ashby, unless Kirby gets rocked.
Who’s wins this trade: Bichette for Wander/Xander
12 team, 5×5 with OBP: who you got ROS and beyond: Lourdes Guriell ($2) or Kyle Lewis ($5)?
Good morning Grey,
Two questions this morning 10tm redraft OBP and QS league:
1) Keibert or William Contreras?
2) Trying to find room for Javier on my squad and could cut either a pitcher or a hitter if you see an upgrade ROS.
These are the pitchers I could cut: Whitlock (coming off his illness game), Trev Rogers, Kirby (even though his peripherals are still gorge).
Or I could cut one of these bench bats: Al Tom (stuck at the bottom of the lineup and cooling off from his hot start), Nolan Gorman (Ks are exposing him as predicted),or Franmil.
Thanks for your insight!