Howie Kendrick is out for multiple 10-day DLs with a ruptured Achilles injury.  Look at it this way, if Achilles couldn’t come right back from an Achilles injury, how would Kendrick?  He can’t, he’s out for the year.  Enter stage left, Juan Soto.  True story, as I was listening to Prospector Ralph and Lance Broetc. discuss the top 25 prospects for fantasy baseball (clickbait!), every time Ralph would say Juan Soto I’d think he was asking Lance if he wanted soda.  I kept wanting to say, just give him a Dr. Pepper and stop asking if he’s thirsty!  I don’t drink Soto, because it makes me burp, but I’ll tell you what?  I’ve found a special appreciation for La Croix.  Give me flavored seltzer or give me death, as Alan Hale Jr. once said.  Any hoo!  Love, love, lurve what the Nats did.  If you have a guy that’s going to be a superstar?  You call him up!  H to the hockey sticks with an E in between!  If the Blue Jays don’t call up Vlad soon, I will call them the BJs for the rest of eternity.  Ralph has gone over Juan Soto so many times, that it’s silly to reiterate.  Literally, he just wrote a Juan Soto fantasy.  If you’re really lazy and you have wheels on your barcalounger so you can get around, the most succinct is Soto could be a 35/12/.300 hitter during his peak and is 19 years old with extra fizz.  You can expect this year something similar to Bryce Harper’s rookie year — 20/15/.270.  If your eyes don’t bug out on that, you’ve lost feeling in your eyes.  Get them checked.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  Not saying he is this!  Not saying that!  But — and this is a large ‘but’ like seen on The Widettes — Vince Velasquez isn’t that different than Scherzer at the age of 25.  It’s why we don’t give up on huge strikeout guys.

Rich Hill – Out for another month with blisters.  If ifs and blisters were candy and sisters, Rich Hill would be in the Omega Mu’s.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  A scene from the day before Opening Day, Act 1, Take 1.  The entire Dodgers’ team bus stops at a red light.  A clowder of black cats crosses in front the bus.  Dave Roberts looks out the window, “That can’t be good.”  Then suddenly, the Dodgers realize Ross Stripling isn’t on the bus.  Later that day, Stripling asks, “Did I miss anything?”  Kershaw shrugs and injures his shoulder.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .270.  He was recently on waivers in my RCL, and I put in a claim for him, because, well, he shouldn’t have been on waivers.  On our Player Rater, Yasmani > Posey, and it’s not close.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and moved all the way up to six hole!  Lucky that Dave Roberts is moving him up slowly, wouldn’t want Puig getting vertigo.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, 1 SB, ERA at 3.32.  Wood stole a base then left with a leg cramp.  Not saying they’re related, but I’m saying they’re related by saying they’re unrelated.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start and why he was in my Friday Buy column.  Double dip the clickbait!

Shohei Ohtani – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Never said he wasn’t good, but, on our Player Rater, he’s barely a top 35 starter.  Takes a lot of wind out of his sails only pitching once a week.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.78.  As Billy Joel would say, if you think Parker gets the next save, you might be right, The Sciosciapath might be crazy.

Sergio Romo – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and started two games this week.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Kevin Cash is in a fantasy league with 11 aliens, and they look to the Rays to try to understand baseball, so to throw them off, Cash is starting Romo every game.  Or Kevin Cash’s is being advised by Brian Kenny.  Either explanation is valid.

Johnny Field – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers.  In Witness Protection, his name would be Billy Batts.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  And there’s his fifth homer this week.  He will now disappear for three weeks or I will eat my hat (I don’t wear hats; have you seen my hair?)

Jon Gray – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.34. Everyone with the name Gray sucks.  *turns to the mirror*  I’m sorry, but I’m disappointed!  Don’t pout, it’s not gonna help…Okay, it helps a little, you’re cute.  I think the day Jon Gray goes into San Fran and comes up throwing turdburgers, you have to reevaulate what you own on your fantasy team and look elsewhere.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 5.61. Know what I wish for?  No, not world peace.  A ketchup packet in every citizen’s packet?  What the hell are you talking about?  No!  I wish Castillo could throw a clean game with no control issues.

Ian Happ – Hit two homers this weekend, now hitting .254 with 7 homers.  One meaningless series (to me) began what I hope is Ian Happ’s star mitzvah.  Were you invited?  No?  Oh, that’s a shame, the invites were written on black & white cookies, too.  They were delicious.  Now, please let Ian Happ be turning into a man!

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .290, as he hit leadoff.  Maddon’s heroin is batting Zobrist leadoff.  He can’t stop it.

Javier Baez – 3-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  Just gonna leave this here:  he’s hitting 7th again.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Whoa, you almost shut the Quintana Buy Low Window on my fingers!  Careful.  Guys (and 5 señoritas), last time I went over Quintana I said he struggled in April/May of last year too.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  There’s something to be said about pitching well against a garbage team.  I’ll let you fill in that something.

Sam Gaviglio – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.93.  This game was home and against the A’s, so I don’t want to blow shizz out of proportion with Sammy “The Bull” Gaviglio, but his peripherals look gorge.  I don’t know how long he’ll be in the rotation, or if he’s even in it, but his command is superior donuts (1.9 BB/9) and his K/9 is 11.2.  Definitely cyclops’ing him.

Tyler Clippard – Blown save on Saturday.  Next up…Vlad Jr.!  C’mon, Jays, c’mon.

Khris Davis – Left with a right groin strain.  He’s still right with his left groin.

Daniel Mengden – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  His walk rate is below 1.  It’s hard to be totally unusable with that kind of command.  Also, Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 2.71.  I go over Manaea in the video at the top of the post, it’s, uh, how do they say in Italian in 1930’s stereotypical cartoons, notta-so-good.  Hey, somebody toucha my spaghet!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  A fantasy baseball O-face should come (poor word choice) every time you see anyone facing the O’s.  Starts vs. the O’s mean absolutely nothing in the big picture on how good a pitcher is.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  Just Dong, because what else are you going to do with that name?  Also, Andrew Benintendi hit two homers this weekend because:  O’s pitching.

J.D. Davis – Was called on Sunday to platoon with Evan Gattis.  Okay, but CBS ranked Gattis top 20 overall in the preseason, so what gives?  Davis has been fire emoji in the minors, but, in the majors, he’s been an Incel emoji wiping dandruff off its shoulders.  Could see the flyer, but best case scenario is likely 15/3/.240 rest of season.

James Paxton – 9 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  You know how all time is happening at the same time?  In Stephen Hawking’s book, A Brief History of Time, Chapter 3 titled, “We’re All In Flux Capacitor.” Hawking states, “Your future self is playing fantasy baseball with your past self, don’t ask me how, they just are.”  Okay, with that in mind, your past self is like, “Why couldn’t I get the Paxton breakout like you’re getting?  Stupid Future Self!”

Wade LeBlanc – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1 homer allowed, ERA at 2.65.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start for Tribbiani, let’s see what it predicted: 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, 1 homer allowed.  Geez, it was eight baserunners, not five!  C’mon, robot!

Francisco Liriano – 8 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  Comatose Twins fan just woke from a 12-year coma, “I can’t believe Liriano is still dominating!  Damn, I told Geena it would be cool if we name our kids, Francisco and Liriano, but she was so hesitant!  Wait, why is everyone looking at me funny?  Hey, where is Geena?  Where’s Francisco and Liriano?  Why am blinking to make words come up on a computer screen?”

John Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Serious question from me to the universe, can Hicks please start a few more games at catcher?  I need him in my NFBC lineup.  Thanking you in advance.

Steven Matz – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.42.  In most mixed leagues, he can be taken to the Matzresses.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-3 and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .248.  I’ve been impressed with how yawnstipating Rosario has been.  I will call him Ameh Rosario.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks in 61 pitches in his 1st start with the Diamondbacks.  He should retire because this will be his peak, i.e., Mt. Claymanjaro.

Jose Bautista – Released by the Braves.  Here’s you when he debuted for the Braves, “Grey, you’re handsome AF, but why no love for Bautista?  I’ll take 27 homers from a waiver wire pickup all day!  You’re missing the boat.  Have a nice day.”  Here’s you now, “Should I re-pick up Villanueva?”

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  If I were reranking right now, I’d have Newcomb somewhere in the 25-35 range for starters.  Yup, me love long time.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.17.  The Marlins pulled out of the Iran deal — not negotiating with Teheran.

Miguel Rojas – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (6, 7), hitting .264, and batting 7th.  Mattingly, Dave Roberts and Maddon are on a raft in the South Pacific, how long do they last?  As long as it takes to suck the air out.

Lewis Brinson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .168.  He had literally one hit in the last week before Sunday, so saying schmotato is overstating things.

Brad Ziegler – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.20.  On the same team, so, ya know, Mattingly doesn’t need to look far, Kyle Barraclough 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.66.  Geez, tough call.  Brad Ziegler, noted baseball card collector, would trade his own card for Barraclough’s.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  The White Sox closer job looks to be 80/10/5/5 — Jones/I don’t know/maybe Soria or Rondon but doesn’t matter if Jones is closing 80% of the time/Jace Fry, who got the save on Sunday and has not allowed a hit or run in 8 1/3 IP this year.  Fry is a lefty, so he might only be situational, but the situation for lefty hitters is dire vs. Fry.  Fry-ire?

Reynaldo Lopez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  There’s as much a chance his next game is a no hitter as it is a 3 IP, shellacking.

Didi Gregorius – Sat two games in a row due to slumping and might return further down the lineup.  On May 4th, I said for you to sell Didi.  Let’s just see what he’s done since:  1-for-54 with 1 RBI.  Hmm, that’s weird.  So, he’s not a 50-homer hitter with a .360 average?  Odd.

Greg Bird – Could return this week.  He’s hitting .174 in the low minors.  This Bird you can, indeed, cage.

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.48.  Great, he’s startable against the bottom five teams in the league.  Helpful!

Tyler Austin – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .261.  Three homers in the last three games, hitting near-.400 in the last week, hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Andujar – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .286.  In a deeper mixed league, I have owned Andujar since he was raking in early March.  At no point have I considered dropping him.  And, no, that team is not doing poorly!

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Obviously, not great vs. the Padres, but (here’s where Grey justifies it) his WHIP in the game was 0.67 and the Padres had quite a few fortunate hits.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL and hit leadoff immediately.  C**nt Hurdle is so predictable.  What does it say to your team that you’re batting a guy leadoff who has said he wants a trade?  Seriously, eff Harrison, they should bat him 8th.  Instead….wait for it…here it comes…my blood is boiling good…

Austin Meadows – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .455 over the weekend, and is hitting 7th.  But wait, it gets better still!  C**nt pinch-hit for Meadows in the 9th in a close game!

Joe Musgrove – Will debut for the Pirates on Friday.  I like Musgrove, but, in theory, I won’t pick him up.  That theory is, “Shoulder Injuries Are Not Good For Pitchers, And Musgrove Had One.”  It’s a very specific theory.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .250 and had more success with righties this weekend, now up to 3 HRs vs. righties.  Don’t totally love a guy taking on goose eggs vs. righties like Veruca Salt, but maybe he’s making adjustments.

Greg Holland – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 7.30 and yet another blown save on Saturday (in the 8th inning).  Holland’s shakier than the tulip market in the 1600’s.

Tyler O’Neill – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st and 2nd homer (across two games) as he was recalled this weekend.  Giddy up!  Dot dot dot.  He’s not playing.  Dot dot dot.  Or is he?!  The almost unheard of “Dot Dot Dot Double Reversal!”  I grabbed O’Neill in one deeper league, but held off going crazy in shallower leagues.  If you have room, by all means.  I do kinda love O’Neill; I’d love him more if he wore only O’Neill wetsuits.

Jack Flaherty – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Batting your doe eyes, “In the best case scenario, what is Flaherty capable of?”  I simply point at his line yesterday.  Yes, I’d own him.  Lance will have a post about him later today.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  I don’t want to jump the gun, and do a supreme psych job on you — which is a psych job with sour cream — but Hoskins might finally be coming out of his funk.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 4 ER, 3 hits, 6 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Everyone who bid on Peralta last Sunday missed his insane start in Coors, then got this garbage.  I don’t mean to laugh, but I am.  Sorry, that is some serious schadenfreude with Peralta.  Schadenfreddy?

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 4th homer this weekend.  Huge weekend and batting third for the Brewers.  Just drop your fantasy baseball password in the comments, I’ll grab him for your team.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.17.  Okay, that deserves me taking a 2nd look at his player page.  *looks*  Fine, grab him in 12 team leagues and deeper.  What?  You want me to tell you what I saw?  So, you don’t trust me?  That hurts, over-the-internet friend.  I thought we had an unspoken, never-seen bond.

Joe Mauer – Hit the DL with concussion symptoms.  Fo’serious, are we sure Mauer recovered from his concussion six years ago?  Maybe that’s why he went from a 27-homer guy to an 8-homer guy.  Not even joking.  Like in the 1970’s Hollywood:  A studio exec, “That Goldie Hawn is so daffy!”  Another studio exec, “Actually, she had a 17-year concussion.”  First exec again, “Whatever puts asses in seats!”

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WhoDat
WhoDat
4 years ago

Would anyone drop Braun for Puig?

Bronxbomber
Bronxbomber
4 years ago

6×6 h2h non keeper league

Would your trade my Alex Reyes for his Soto. I have a lot of pitching and could use a OF.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Bronxbomber
4 years ago

@Bronxbomber:
Do it!

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Best bet to be getting saves in September? Please rank:

Britton, Jones, Ziegler, Parker. Thank you

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed:

none of them

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes:

Why post such a dumb answer. Those are my choices. No one cares what you think.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed:

Don’t think it’s quite so dumb.
First of all sagnof.
Second you ask about predicting closers FOUR months from now?
Third they all suck or on sucky teams.
Britton could be traded IF he comes back healthy yet most playoff teams don’t need a closer (barring injury).
Jones has been shaky and currently in a committee on a team who might win 60 games.
Ziegler is dog shit.
And who knows what the sociopath will do with that horrible pen.

Have a cool summer!
-Grimey

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Mikolas!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes:
And the muncy batty call!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes:

I don’t know if it’s the FOX Ad But
everytime I click over here to peruse
It pauses my damn MLB.tv on iPad!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Would you replace Bregman or Eddie Rosario for either Soto or Tyler O’Nell…who went yard again today and plated four more.

I’m in a standards season-long roto league.

Cloudtown
Cloudtown
4 years ago

Grey!

Grab O’Neill over Teoscar, Conforto? 10 team 7×7 keeper.

Thanks!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Hosmer and Bauer for Albies? I really need a MI in deep 12 Team roto

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Travis Hafner
4 years ago

@kilkennybrian: Actually would you rather have Albies and Belt or Bauer and Abreu

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hello Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, who’s the odd man out Baez, Torres, or Dozier for ROS – thanks!

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you trade Chris Taylor for Louis Castillo? Qs league

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Ok…I picked up Soto and I have an offer of Carlos Correa for Soto and Pollock?

I’m in a standard, season-long roto league.

My current SS is Bregman who I can move to UTIL with Abreu. Pollock isn’t expected to come back until around 7/1. My OF already consist of Trout, Judge, Springer and Rosario.

Would it be a good move for me to trade Soto and Pollock to get Correa?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
4 years ago

Or would you trade Bregman and Pollock instead of Soto and Pollock for Correa instead?

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

AL only Auction, 10 team, can extend contracts for $5/year starting in year 3. Some guy is shopping Vlad Jr. I’m close to being out of it and he is making a run at the money.

Do I offer my Verlander(in last year of contract) for his Vladdie($1, first year). Is it close?

And don’t know if your were serious about the La Croix, but a colleague turned me onto them a few months back. been digging them ever since(except for the cocunut, yuch. not my thing)

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Mex
4 years ago

@Mex: yes

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I’ve got to decide whether or not to pack it in this early.

I’ve always been a lemon-lime guy drink wise, but I’ve been bingeing on Grapefruit lately.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you give up Moncada for Berrios? Or can I do better?

Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
4 years ago

Mikolas is on waivers. put in a claim for him and drop anyone? I was thinking to drop gausman and or jake lamb. . Chase Anderson is still on the DL , so I would have to drop 2 guys. Here’s my roster
c – ramos
1b – votto
2b schoop
3b – rendon
ss – bogaerts
of – jd martinez
of – merrifield
of – cain
util – encarcion
util – bregman
bench – gallo, inciarte, soto, lamb, odor, haniger, olsen
sp – nola, pivetta, newcomb, flaherty, godley, gausman, roark, castillo, sale, bauer, c-mart, cueto, chase anderson

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, i have two comments
1. As usual u were so right about Machado!!
2. I love Tyler O’Neill

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Do you think Flaherty stays up with Reyes announced going to the rotation, Martinez due back soon?

ozzie albies' helmet
ozzie albies' helmet
4 years ago

Who are the 2 best stashes in a keeper league between David Dahl, Manny Margot, and Lewis Brinson?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey

Can you rank Allen Wade Davis and Giles

Thanks

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

422 foot bomb on 1st pitch seen in MLB? Ok, I’m sold. I will have winning bid in my NFBC this week. That simple. I got $822, next guy only has $714. I bid $715. Like Jeopardy in reverse.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Dave D
4 years ago

@Dave D: devious

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Dave D
4 years ago

@Dave D: devious

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

So when is Torres moving up the line up. Dude gets on base should be batting 1st or 2nd. Seriously how can they keep batting Gardner 1st. Am I off base

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

Why does Dave Roberts feel the need to bench his hottest hitters all the time? I swear no one that I don’t know personally annoys me more.

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Grey – Would you hold Heaney in a 14 team 5×5, or stream that slot? Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  hankp
4 years ago

@hankp: In a 14-team league? Hold.

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Would you drop Semien for Soto in a standard, 5×5 re-draft roto league?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Play Ball
4 years ago

@Play Ball: Absolutely…next question.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? I missed out on the Juan Soto pickup as I didn’t put enough on my waiver wire bid to get him, however I picked up O’Neill at the expense of Swanson (i.e., I moved Happ from the OF to my MI position). What do you think of the move in general?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

SOTO! First hit home run. Just how I drew it up.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

JUAN! SOTO!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My only hope is that after that HR, Ralph’s case of priapism is deemed treatable..

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

It’s not just Ralph. But I’d watch your Yard Goats nonetheless…

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: first pitch of ab, 108 mph off the bat, oppo taco to the Pads bullpen.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Probably the only bad thing about owning Soto, to this point, is having to put up with the inanities of Bob Carpenter and FP Santangelo when watching his AB’s.

Darek
Darek
4 years ago

I have Corey Seager in a keep 10 keeper league. I’m currently in first place. Been struggling to find a suitable SSreplacement. Put him on the block looking for a SS from a rebuilding team. Have an offer for Baez for him. Take it? Baez is probably what- a 5th rounder or so next year?

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

Grey,

6×5, 10 team h2h, including ops. Is Ozuna a buy low? I was thinking so until I saw these stats. His ground ball rates have gone up and his flyball and hr/fb rates have gone down. Thoughts? Would you buy low on him or do you think he’s trending in the wrong direction?

2016: line drive 19.5%; ground ball 43.9%, flyball 36.5%, hr/fb 14.1%
2017: line drive 19.3%; ground ball 47.1%, flyball 33.5%, hr/fb 23.4%
2018: line drive 21.3%; ground ball 48.4%, flyball 30.3%, hr/fb 8.1%

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Not that it matters, but I’m rostering Goldschmidt so my patience with non-performing players is a bit thin. But would you buy low on Ozuna? Just want to make sure before I trade for him. Thanks!

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Would u drop blah D Peralta to take a flier on Tyler O’Neill?

jacks
jacks
Reply to  Jacks
4 years ago

@Jacks: Or Austin Meadows?

dave anchovies
dave anchovies
4 years ago

hey hey hey

in a 10 team h2h that counts hits, runs, ribbies, hrs, sb’s and avg.

lose dj lemahieu (or devers) for any of the following:

j.schoop
josh harrison
brandon crawford
aaron hicks
m. semien
or a well needed streamer pitcher

thanks, as always, for your sage advice!
-dave

dave anchovies
dave anchovies
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

yes, but i have Didi at the end of the bench to take his place ::shudder::

dave anchovies
dave anchovies
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

thank you, g-man.

ps
theres a hybrid sports/i just wanna get drunk bar up the street a few miles named Grays Place. Big huge neon sign in the strip mall the bar bookends. i always think of razzballin’ when i pass it. i gotta a pic soon.

-dave

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello again Grey,
Add one of Maeda, C. Anderson or Gibson over J. Gray in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

By the way, I had bid on and “successfully” landed Peralta last week, but thankfully it was during the week, so I was able to drop him before the start of this week. It cost me $6 out of $100 budget, but oh well.

Thanks much Grey.

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Hey Culligan Man!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: One Guido to another: “how did Joey get Teresa, he’s got no job and his 88 IROC hasn’t been painted since the 90’s”
“hey yo, what are you stupid?….He’s a flukazy”

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH: $20 Bill in the wash.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Goodrum or Harrison?

Wonderlust
Wonderlust
4 years ago

I’ve been offered DeGrom for my Abreu. My current staff consists of Scherzer,Thor,Severino,Grenke and Snell. Im thinking I don”t need him as much as I do Abreu. My 1st base guys are Votto,and Belt with guys near Belts numbers on the waiver wire. On the other hand adding DeGrom would basically free up me from needing to pick up anymore starters moving forward baring injury of course. What are your thoughts i’m tempted. Thanks bud

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

White Sox signed Michael Saunders to a minor league contract. What’s with these rebuilding teams clogging up the pipeline with bland vets? It’s ALMOST like they don’t have a plan.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha! Now there are reports that the Mets are “showing interest” in Joey Bats to play the outfield. If true, it’s like they hate Nimmo. Yet they won’t trade him. Must be so frustrating to be rookies in organizations like the Mets, Rockies, Detroit and Tampa. You can make your peace with playing behind superstars who are blocking your path. But when your team is beating the bushes for any jabroni with a pulse to block you, that’s gotta be a tad soul crushing.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Absolutely. Signing him would be a sure sign the franchise is rudderless. I grew up in a Mets household. Mets’ fans set the bar so low every year, that even if management would just do the bare minimum it would still please us. Yet they somehow always fall short.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, Shea was a beautiful little stadium. Lots of charm. Citi field was built well. Love the Jackie Robinson rotunda. The food and amenities are great. But Shea had an indefinable warmth. Citi does not.

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

10 team keeper 5×5 OBP

Grey, drop Goodrum, Braun DeJong for Happ, Aguilar, Domingo and Bour

fleeced
fleeced
4 years ago

I want to swap out Mancini in a redraft league

Should I pick up Josh Harrison, Tyler Austin, Greg Bird, or Guerrero Jr?

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

I’m currently riding out Hanley and Brantley for as long as I can, should I trade either now for anything I can? Or do you think Brantley can maintain?

Wonderlust
Wonderlust
4 years ago

I’ve been offered DeGrom for my Abreu. My current staff consists of Scherzer,Thor,Severino,Grenke and Snell. Im thinking I don”t need him as much as I do Abreu. My 1st base guys are Votto,and Belt with guys near Belts numbers on the waiver wire. On the other hand adding DeGrom would basically free up me from needing to pick up anymore starters moving forward baring injury of course. What are your thoughts i’m tempted. Thanks

Moon Shots
Moon Shots
4 years ago

Wazzup Grey,

10 team NL only…what do you think…

My Ketel and Oneill for his Kingery and Souza.

I feel like Kingery will adjust and have a strong second half, and while Souza might need another DL stint he seems like a good bet for strong play afterwards, while Oneill might not stick…

Yes way Jose
Yes way Jose
4 years ago

Stanton for Nola?

Yes way Jose
Yes way Jose
Reply to  Yes way Jose
4 years ago

@Yes way Jose:
These are my SP’s:
J.A. Happ Tor – SP
Zack Greinke Ari – SP
Trevor Williams Pit – SP,RP
Tyler Skaggs LAA – SP

Yes way Jose
Yes way Jose
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Sorry that I did’nt mention: 21 of 50 move done already, in a head to head 16 teams league.

Still Stanton? I really need an SP

JP
JP
4 years ago

12 team HxH keeper league, would you send $1 Morton/$1 E. Rosario for $40 Springer?

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, unlimited keepers in this league

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Anyone needing power should grab Big Mac Willy. Sounds like over concussion. Homered in first rehab game and due back Friday if they keep him down for a few more rehab games.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  The Great Knoche
4 years ago

@The Great Knoche: And SF starts a series @Curss on Monday the 28th.

BringDaRuckus
BringDaRuckus
4 years ago

Stick with a slumping Peralta, or take a chance on Soto?

Autolycus
Autolycus
4 years ago

Want to pick up Soto…

Drop Chris Taylor? Tim Anderson? Soler (really needing his avg help until the past few days)? Puig? or Osuna?

Or hold?

Autolycus
Autolycus
Reply to  Autolycus
4 years ago

@Autolycus: Context – 10 team keeper league, currently need AVG and RBIs

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
4 years ago

Great post Grey! Always enjoy them.

12 team 5×5 OBP keeper 50 move limit league… I’m at 20 moves. 9 Ps, C,C,,1,2,3,SS,MI,CI, 5 OF, DH. 3 bench, 3 DL.

I am only carrying 9 active Ps right now and 4 are relievers. Verlander, Porcello , Mikolas, Ed-Rod, Kingham (optioned to minors!), Doolittle, Strickland, N.Jones, Dominguez

Feeling like I need to add an SP at the expense of Kingham ($5, keepable at $10 for next year), Dominguez (who I just picked up) or one of these bats: Senzel ($5, keepable at $10), Domingo ($6 keepable at $10), M.Taylor ($4, keepable at $9 and I need his SBs), Vlad JR ($5 keepable at $10)

Available SPs: C.Anderson, M. Boyd, M. Minor, Caleb Smith, Shark, Chase Anderson, Teheran, Pom Pom, Faria, Mengden, Eflin, Tropeano

Leaning towards holding for now or losing Domingo for Eflin… Just as Domingo gets semi regular playing time. Domingo’s peripherals look sketch to me though. You still buying the power this year? Argggg… decisions.

Sorry for the long post!

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: can keep 5 to 10 players. Meh Senzel and Kingham are fliers I don’t have a lot of other keepers. Ed rod is $1 keepable at $6. Same for jimmy Nelson, Mikolas and Nate jones. Stanton at $29 keepable at $35, mTaylor at $4 keepable at $9 yuck… not a lot goin on there and I’m dead last in all offensive categories except steals. I know it’s early and things change but I’m trying to think about potential keepers as my team flounders.

I agree those pitchers are meh.

I’m 30 points off first how would u approach it? I’m gonna keep fighting but I’m all about hedging my bet.

Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
4 years ago

Drop Manaea for Velasquez? I like Vince’s perfs better, and despite the better stadium I feel Manaea has been out-pitching his stuff. Is Vince breaking out, or am I going full on Joey Rickard with this?

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

Now that Joey Bats is gone should I be stashing Austin Riley over my Nick Senzel? No timetable on either. Senzel with the more hyped prospect pedigree but Riley seems to have a clearer path now.

Vrugg
4 years ago

In a 12 team 6×6 OPS & QS and received this trade offer:

Give: Corbin Get: Chris Bellinger and one of Hamels, Arrietta, E.Rodriguez, Chatwood, F. Romero Or Ray (DL)

Current Staff is: Carrasco, Wood, Buehler, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Weaver, and Darvish (DL)

In what order should I go after the+1? I’d appreciate your take on the offer.

Thanks in advance for the advice .

Vrugg
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

My bad Cody Bellinger.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
4 years ago

Oh great Grey,

unfortunately I need an NL SS from this lot in a pts league. Please help!

Camargo, Galvis, Mercer, Rosario

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Deep league, who do you like for more upside and production this year: Glasnow or Soroka?

Thanks

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

king of the north’s gonna get his RF fairly soon in yahoo. can’t believe matheny is actually playing him THREE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW! i don’t think he’s EVER done this with a prospect. he absolutely didn’t with oscar, and that dude was a consensus top, what, like 5 overall guy. maybe mozeliak has informed him that THIS year, if you stick to some silly stupid shit (like not playing o’neill, or not having norris close) AND miss the playoffs again, yr gone buddy.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

Grey, my team smells very bad in my 15 team keeper league – considering this year is shot, any reason I don’t deal Chapman to the 1st place team for Walker Buehler with a super late round ref?

@Ralph Lifshitz, would be great to hear your thoughts as well.

Thanks guys, keep up the good work!

Nightmare
Nightmare
4 years ago

Hey greylord. Happy Monday. One of the worst weekends ever but hey let’s turn the corner and look ahead!

1) Need to pick up a pitcher. Who’s the add?

Mengden
Richard
Nova
Gonzales
Tropeano

2) is that really your voice in those cartoons or someone else’s?

3) Newcomb next start in Boston. Start/sit?

4) only 2 episodes left! #Mericans!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

Hey Grey – trying to evaluate if a trade offer I just received is just plain crazy . . . or so crazy it actually works.

In a 12 team redraft league (roto), I’m in 1st, with a strong lead that’s bouncing between 15 and 19 points. Somehow, that’s despite the fact that I drafted Goldy in the first round.

I was offered Jose Martinez and Vlad Jr. for my Goldy + part of me is considering it.

Looking at Goldy’s peripherals, it’s hard to see a reason to explain away his terrible first quarter. His .290 babip is lower than usual, but not insanely low + could be humidor-related. His K-rate is very high, which could mean he’s pressing, but who knows.

Would you hold Goldy or say “F it!” and do the trade?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah exactly my feeling. Fair with a high risk of me looking stupid in a couple months!

Bob's Your Uncle
Bob's Your Uncle
4 years ago

I’m thinking of adding John Hicks (been better than my Wilson Ramos) and/or Alex Reyes (my DL spots are full) but I’ll need to drop somebody(ies) in my categories league.

Hitters: Travis Jankowski, Miguel Sano, Jesus Aguilar, Wilson Ramos

Pitchers: Miles Mikolas (low Ks), Luis Castillo (gamble)

Anyone worth dropping for Hicks or Reyes?

Bob's Your Uncle
Bob's Your Uncle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks :)

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

SON absolutely loves Buehler today at home vs Colorado. No problem starting him?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

1. Pivetta or Jon Gray(gray on waivers)

2. Puig or Bux ROS

3. Bux or Moncada?

4. Fav RP for ratios and occasional save chance: Archie, Oh, Hicks, Holland, Winkler

Thx

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Happy Monday, Grey!

A. How would you rank these relievers: Edubray, J. Fry, Clippard? I’m in a saves and holds league and I’d rather hold a dominant setup guy than a shaky closer. Also, how much of a chance does Fry have to take the closer role?

B. How would you rank Wacha, Gibson, Clevinger? I’m starting to move from meh to positive on Wacha despite your recent warnings regarding his underlying stats (e.g. velocity). Where are you standing now?

C. Any thoughts on Corbin’s most recent start?

Thanks!

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the insights. A follow-up on B and C. So where would rank Corbin vs Wacha, Clevinger, Gibson?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Hey to the hey,

Are you going to watch Pivetta and Folty tonight????

I’ve got Folty and SoN is meh on him (1.6), but I’m starting him. Good idea?

Love yas!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Word. So whatcha think about starting Folty?

Lurrrrrrrveya

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Would you drop RP Osuna for either Blake Parker or S Dominguez (i already have Clippard, dump him too?) ?

And whats your thoughts on Dominguez closing for Phils soon?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Can you rank
Jon Gray, Chase Anderson, Junis, and Eflin?
Thanks!

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Haha! Thanks

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Ty
4 years ago

@Ty:
Lose Gray for R. Zimmerman?

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

I’m in a 14 team keep 6 forever league that is geared more towards power.

Are there any bats still in the minors that would potentially be kept in the first 6 rounds? Vlad/senzel/Eloy/calhoun are taken so I’m looking at guys like McMahon, adames, Stewart, Tucker, Riley, bichette, Gordon and Bauer’s.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

Jankowskii or Mallex?

MarvPesos
Marv
4 years ago

Grey

I’m in a 12 team H2H cat league with balanced stats: HIT (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, XBH) PIT (W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS). We’re allowed a max of 35 moves per year (no streaming) and the league is pretty competitive.

I’ve lost a lot of Waiver guys to not pulling the trigger so I figured I’d get your opinion on my team and ask if you would swap anyone from the wire

Wire
HIT – E. Gattis, W. Castillo, J. Villar, C. Villanueva, J. Aguilar, J. Hicks, L. Morrison, B. Zobrist, A. Meadows, T. Austin,
PIT – D. Duffy, K. Freeland, J. Lyles, V. Velasquez, C. Richard, D. Straily, R. Stripling,
RP- A. Vizcaino (RP), K. Kela (RP), S. Greene (RP), B. Brach (RP), B. Ziegler(RP), N. Jones (RP)

My Team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldscmidt
2B – B. Dozier
3B – J. turner
SS – T. Turner
MI – X. Bogearts
CI – A. Rizzo
LF- N. Mazara
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – C. Yelich
Util –M. Haniger
BN – E. Suarez
BN – T. Mancini
BN – Nick Senzel (NA)

SP – J. Paxton
SP – J. Verlander
SP – C. Carrasco
RP – H. Strickland
RP – W. Buehler
P – J. Quintana
P – N. Syndergaard
BN – J. Junis
BN – M .Kopech (NA)
BN – L. Gohara
DL – D. Salazar

Thanks in advance bud !

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: with Salazar on the DL, I’d need to drop an additional player to grab Kela (Salazar is free on my DL). Also, anyone on my squad you’d look to move off in trade?

asdf
asdf
4 years ago

hey Grey

in a 14 team h2h yahoo league i’m waiting for Daniel Murphy to come back, and playing random guys at 2B. should be able to get to the playoff without him. how confident are you in him when he comes back? should i try to get a top 10 2B?

thanks

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you go Austin Meadows over D Span until Marte returns?

Thanks!

sabrnorm
sabrnorm
4 years ago

H2H: Cervelli or Zunino?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

WOW, notoriious DIDI was 1-54, man i had no idea as i own him nowhere at all. but WOW is that a hard way to get his season stat line back to normal. dem’s some extreme splits.

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

10 Team HTH Keeper league:

Goldy for K.. Tucker, Ozuna, and A Reyes?

What do you think?

JP
JP
4 years ago

How would you rank these bats: Puig, Josh Bell, Lamb?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Kela or Parker?

F'ing inj F@#K
F'ing inj [email protected]#K
4 years ago

Drop Tallion, t ross, flaherty, berrios, arrieta in a 10 team points league h2h weekly al/nl ….we have a 4 man bench and a DL spot…. so 5 spots to use to rotate offense or pitching and I have E Andrus, C Mart, Y Molina and Kh Davis all on the DL so I have 1 F’ing spot other than my starters. So after kh davis going down yesterday, i’m short a OF to start so I have to drop a pitcher or take a 0 in my line up cuz making a trade has been a bitch ( 2 for 1 to free up a spot ) which one of those guys would you drop so I can pick up a OF to play…. if I can’t get a trade through by 5pm? thx for the help man !!!

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
4 years ago

need some help streaming this week, can you please rank these guys for me for this week only in h2h points league, roster locks today. -1 for Ks. Thanks as always

Teoscar Hernandez
Hosmer
Addison Russell
Tim Anderson
Scott Schebler

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

thanks man. Puig or Schebler this week? forgot about Puig.

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Can we talk about Margot as being a huge buy low candidate? Dude isn’t this bad right. Somebody do some advanced batting analysis and get back to me. Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: *ping*

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I don’t know how to ping anyone!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You must, because I only learned the word through you! “I’ll ping Rudy” you would say. Oh wait, okay, I see what that means now.

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Grey
Morton or Darvish ROS in a 5×5? Thanks!

ctrengove
ctrengove
4 years ago

Grey,

Trying to work out a trade for Alex Bregman in my 12-team points. I need a MIF and I’m trying to make room for VGJ.

Is there a fair 2-for-Bregman scenario you see from my team? Maybe Schwarber + a SP?

Thanks in advance!

C [EMPTY]
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Jed Lowrie
3B Mike Moustakas
SS Javy Baez
MIF [EMPTY]
CIF Anthony Rendon
OF Giancarlo Stanton
OF Rhys Hoskins
OF Mitch Haniger
OF Odubel Herrera
OF Kyle Schwarber
UTL Jesus Aguilar

Bench Adam Jones

SP Charlie Morton
SP Sean Newcomb
SP Blake Snell
SP Walker Buehler
SP Jose Berrios
SP Masahiro Tanaka
SP Gio Gonzalez
SP Jose Quintana
SP Chris Archer
RP Sean Doolittle
RP Adam Ottavino
RP Brad Boxberger
RP Alex Colome

DL Paul DeJong