Engine revs. It’s the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. Only instead of a Oscar Mayer hat on its front hood, it’s wearing a Padres cap. It’s staring down a lonely country road. Directly, a mile down, aimed right at it is the Dodgers’ team bus. The Dodgers’ team bus revs.

A half mile in front of each of them, at the midpoint is “1st place in the NL West.” What we have here is a game a chicken. Who will get there first? Behind the Dodgers’ team bus wheel is Magic Johnson. Behind the Padres’ pimped-out Weinermobile is the San Diego Chicken. “You’re going mano a chicken? With the Chicken?! This is not a game you want to play, Magic?” That’s the actor who played Magic in the Showtime series on HBO shouting at Magic. “A Showtime series on HBO? Are you talking riddles, Albright?!” That’s the voice inside my head. Back to the white hot asphalt! The San Diego Chicken guns it towards the Dodgers’ team bus! Magic slams down the gas!

Careening down the road, the Chicken bawks, “They need to lose some extra weight!” To get up to speed, the Padres throw out Luke Voit, MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood and Jarlin Susana. For Magic to get the Dodgers to increase speed, he throws out an anecdote about him hugging Isiah Thomas at half court. “You need more speed, Magic!” The actor who played Magic in the Showtime HBO series screams. Magic says, “Have you heard about the one of me and Clyde the Glide?” It’s not enough! The San Diego Chicken is the type that drives right towards a big trade and waits for the other team to swerve. It ain’t afraid — it accepts that Gore is sometimes necessary.

So, Juan Soto goes to the Padres. They have Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Sexy Dr. Pepper? Um…

Seriously…

Like seriously seriously…

Fun the Jewels, Macho Manny and Sexy Dr. Pepper. Guys and five lady readers, I am doing a horny. Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned Josh Bell yet. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josh Bell – Traded to the Padres. Should take over for Wil Myers at 1st base, but will likely take over DH duties with the recently-exiting Luke Voit. See what I did there? A little dig at Myers as I moved onto Voit. I’m a parasol with how I throw shade! Bell’s become one of the few hitters this year who’s become better for average. He lowered his Ks, and is making incredibly solid contact. His swinging strike percentage went from 10.5% to 8.3% and it’s like that all across his zone metrics. He won’t suddenly start hitting for power in San Diego, but this is a solid landing spot for him in a much better lineup.

Brandon Drury – Traded to the Padres. Adding Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Josh Hader made it seem like the Padres were drunk with power. Now Drury, and it sounds like they’re just plain old drunk. Up until this move, I thought the Padres were able to work in Profar (7-for-10, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Myers (1-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI) and Cronenworth (3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer), but now I think they might a little squeezed for at-bats. I still like those guys, but, ya know, monocle. Also, Drury loses a great park.

Cam Gallagher – Traded to the Padres. Oh, if they were gonna do this move, then why did they bother with Juan Soto?

Trent Grisham – 3-for-7, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, and three homers in as many games. Aw, how cute! Someone’s trying to stay relevant. Hot schmotato alert!

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week. Rockies are about to head home too, so that’s good for him. I’m sure all their new trade pieces the Rockies acquired will meet them there.

Eric Hosmer – Traded to the Red Sox. Padres wanted to trade Hosmer to the Nats, but he invoked his no-trade clause. If only Eric Hosmer was as hard to get out on the field. Then the Red Sox swooped in and thought, “Hey, it’s August, maybe we should have a 1st baseman.” Not a bad thought, guys! If I had any faith in Hosmer being able to hit the ball 300 feet to the Monster, I’d say this helps his average and he might even be able to wrap a few doinks around the Pesky. But, on the other hand, it’s Eric Hosmer.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, as he returned from the IL. Hey, that’s better than a trade! Better than trading for Hosmer, at least.

Kutter Crawford – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Keep sayin’ that Kutter’s the best thing to happen to the Red Sox in the last month, and I’m not talking about Chris Sale with scissors.

Freddy Peralta – Will rejoin the rotation tonight. Nice! Happy to see they weren’t going to try to do shenanigans with Peralta in the pen, i.e., penanigans.

Trevor Rosenthal – Traded to the Brewers. *Farhan pushes Rosenthal away* “What’s the matter, you’ve barely touched your reclamation project?”

Wil Crowe – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.16, as he got his 3rd save, while David Bednar was out with a bad back. Though, I secretly think the Pirates might’ve thought they traded Bednar.

Joey Gallo – Traded to the Dodgers. If you can’t fix Cody Bellinger, you might be able to make him look better by comparison. Dodger Stadium is actually a decent park for power, and Gallo can hit it out of anywhere. I don’t think he suddenly is anything more than an occasional homer, three-strikeout per game guy, though. The guys that are going from the AL to the NL this year are kinda pathetic.

Miguel Vargas – Called up. This is totally getting lost in all this other news, but this would’ve been the lede on a slower day. He was the number one stash on Prospect Itch’s last Stash List (not stache, that would be me or Cease). This might be a sign the Dodgers are moving on from Justin Turner in an everyday capacity. They should, but put shouldas and wouldas in a boat and instead of a yacht, you got a nacht. This year Vargas went 15/12/.291 with a 14.6% strikeout rate in the minors. Oh, yeah, he’s ready.

Jorge Lopez – Traded to the Twins. Wait a minute…J. Lo traded to Minnesota….Days after marrying Ben Affleck…And A. Rod is purchasing the Minnesota Timberwolves…We got a stage five clinger! A. Rod, leave them alone! So, Lopez becomes the de facto closer in Minnesota, but Baldelli likes to mix things up, so maybe Jhoan Duran gets a save here and there, but he was mostly just a big saves tease all year. Thankfully, this pushes Pagan way out of the picture. That devil! In Baltimore, Felix Bautista moves into the lead for saves, and can be an excellent source.

Michael Fulmer – Traded to the Twins. Not sure this resonates much with shallower mixed leagues, but Fulmer’s been having a solid year in middle relief, and is another solid move by the Twins. Twins putting their two heads together for one big one.

Aaron Sanchez – DFA’d by the Twins. Damn, he pitched well on Monday. I think. I still have a massive Covid brain fog, and everything is like I’m in a haunted house with Scooby Doo. Wait until you see me on this week’s podcast on our Youtube channel. I’m high on DayQuil, NightQuil, LunchQuil, lots of Quils.

Tyler Mahle – Traded to the Twins. That’s gonna be the first competition to Chipotle in Minnesota for a T. Mahle. This is an excellent landing spot for Mahle. If we’re judging by who’s had the biggest fantasy value increase, Mahle’s gonna be near the top of that list. Maybe the most value increase. Going from Great American to Hubert H. Homerfreedome is going to do wonders for his HR/9 and the Twins can coach up guys on their command. Mahle’s got a 3.96 xFIP now, I’d put it at 3.50 post-trade.

Matt Manning – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.46, as he was activated from the IL. Wishing him the best, but I wouldn’t even look at the Streamonator for him.

Darin Ruf – Traded to the Mets. The Padres in the last 30 or so hours: Josh Hader, Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury. The Mets: Darin Ruf. Woof, indeed.

Mychal Givens – Traded to the Mets. Givens will work the 8th, and Rowan Wick takeths the Cubs’ saves. Candles up, boys!

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. If he can stay healthy in the playoffs with Scherzer, the Mets will still be hard to beat. That “if” is the size of the earth.

C.J. Abrams – Traded to the Nats, and sent down to the minors. I’ll be honest with you, immediate thoughts on trades are always hard for the smaller pieces. I don’t know the Nats’ intentions. I mean, besides losing Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer in three years. My guess is the Nats will let Abrams stay in the minors until next year, but maybe he’ll get called up in September. For now, you can forget him.

Luke Voit – Traded to the Nats. You really gotta feel bad for the guys going to the Nats, who are leaving San Diego. It’s like prepping for a party, then being told you’re the designated driver for a totally different, much lamer party. Voit was barely 12-team mixed league startable, and this trade doesn’t help him. Juan Soto, who is actually good, had two less RBIs than Voit this year. Granted, higher in the order, but I’m trying to make a point here. Let me do that, will ya?!

Joey Meneses – 1-for-4 and his 1st major league homer. Meneses? It must be his time of the month!

Kyle Finnegan – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.38, as he pitched the 7th inning in a potential save situation, because the Nats might’ve just given up all hope and stopped paying attention.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06. He’s managed to master the lowercase yay start.

J.D. Davis – Traded to the Giants. Jonathan Davis Davis feels like exactly the type of guy the Giants turn from nothing into something. Where Wilmer Flores cried, Davis can walk.

Brett Phillips – Acquired by the Orioles. He’ll slot in as their third best pitcher.

Jorge Mateo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer. Someone tell the Orioles they’re not supposed to be winning anymore.

Raisel Iglesias – Traded to the Braves. I’ll be really really really really really real with you, this one surprised me. From the Braves’ perspective, it makes sense. You can’t shorten games too much in the playoffs. Braves prolly felt it was imperative after they traded away Will Smith. They move the 8th inning from Will Smith to Iglesias in their Pursuit of Happyness. Also, if something happens to Kenley, they have their insurance policy.

Spencer Strider – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.79. It’s the Year of the Mustache. Only explanation. He’s got the highest K/9 for a rookie in history at 13.8, just above Kerry Wood. He’s not only going to get Rookie of the Year votes, he’s going to get Cy Young votes.

Jordan Montgomery – Traded to the Cards. What are the Yankees doing? You can never have too many arms. Why would you trade JoMo away if you’re them? Not saying JoMo’s been beyond reproach. We all know that’s not true, but as a solid real-life pitcher? Lot better than just adding another outfielder, even one with great defense. Not like Domingo German’s been good. Welp, this is great for JoMo’s fantasy value. NL Central sucks, and the park is so much better.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer. Hold on, I’m just done typing up the Cardinals plan on how to trade for Juan Soto, and I put it over by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. There was some speculation that Carlson was too high of a price to trade for Juan Soto. Well, that sounds like nonsense, but the Cards have moved Carlson to leadoff, so he might be favored by the club more than you might think.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last two games. Christian Walker: The Guy Who Never Stopped Hitting Homers No Matter How Many Times You Dropped Him.

Harrison Bader – Traded to the Yankees. This has Clint Frazier, Part 2 written all over it. Yankees are not a place for young, not-so-great-with-the-bat guys. Guess this is a slight boost in value, if he plays, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him platoon still.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 27th homer, and 4th homer in four games. HR to the Izzo!

Jose Trevino – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Curt Casali – Traded to the Mariners. Going from San Fran to Seattle isn’t that fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far for the psycho killer! Curt Casali!

Matthew Boyd – Traded to the Mariners. Well, if there’s one park where his homers allowed problem might not hurt him. Oh, but he is currently hurt.

Jake Lamb – Traded to the Mariners. With the thriving seafood market in Seattle, he wishes to now go by Jay Clam.

Braxton Garrett – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.88. Don’t care what Streamonator says, I love this guy! The perfs!

Graham Ashcraft – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.12. I like Ashcraft (and Garrett), so don’t take this the wrong way, but now that the trade deadline has passed, there’s gonna be quite a few bad teams just playing very badly.

Odubel Herrera – Designated for assignment. ODB went from paper stacks to walking papers.

Noah Syndergaard – Traded to the Phils. The disrespect by the Phillies to have Wheeler and Syndergaard. Why not just sign deGrom this offseason and inject steroids into the Phanatic’s head so his head swells and it looks like he has gigantism? Don’t love this move for Syndergaard, and he’s pitched a lot more like a number four than anywhere close to a number two. Anaheim was a good park, Philly is not.

Brandon Marsh – Traded to the Phillies. Phillies are gonna love this guy, and, if not, he can act as the fill-in for Gritty. So, this is a decent boost on value. He should play most days in center, has speed and some power, and the new park will help that along too. I think this is a sneaky under-the-radar move that could actually be something.

David Robertson – Traded to the Phils. “First, Seranthony is K-Rob’d from his Oscar for The Two Popes, and now this!?” That’s Judi Dench looking at her fantasy team. Robertson should be the closer in Philly. Will he? I haven’t the foggiest. Phils’ beat writers seem to think Rob Thomson (lead singer and manager) will mix and match.

Mickey Moniak – Traded to the Angels. Mickey Moniak heads to Anaheim as Arte Moreno tries to lure Disney into re-buying the Angels.

Jose Quijada – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.15, and his 2nd save. Could be the Angels’ new closer with Iglesias gone, but he’s a lefty, and as dumb as Phil Nevin is, I’m not sure he’s that dumb. My guess would still be Ryan Tepera for saves.

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Gausman throwin’ gas, man!

Mitch White – Traded to the Jays. Every random sixth starter option the Dodgers touch turns to gold, but that magic ends once you leave the team bus driven by Magic. Might be irrelevant for redraft fantasy anyway, since the Jays have plenty of starter options.

Whit Merrifield – Traded to the Jays. Jays were getting decent production from Santiago Espinal, and Merrifield seemed cooked. This feels like a move the Yankees would do. Just doing moves for moves’ sake. Unless the Jays think Springer is going to be out, due to his elbow, for longer than they’re letting on. Not sure the point to this move, but Merrifield clearly gets a boost(er). The lineup will be stacked vs. the poverty Royals, and the park is a lot better. This is humorous: He has six homers on the year. If he only hit in KC, he’d have two homers. If he only hit in Toronto, he’d have 11 homers. Well, technically, he’d have zero, because he’s unvaxxed. No idea if he plans on getting the vaccine or if the Jays are only going to play him on the road.

Anthony Bass – Traded to the Jays. Marlins lost Fishman and Bass in the past two days, are they changing their name? Also going to the Jays is Zach Pop. Pretty cool the Jays were able to get in on the Juan Soto sweepstakes too. You see, north of the border Soto is called Pop.

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Russowl
Russowl
3 months ago

Vargas with a double and stole 3rd first at bat . 10 team redraft Rojas or Vargas for steals ?

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

Pts dynasty (AB/Hits/XBH/HR/SB)
You buying Jesus Sanchez for $4 ($400 budget) or meh.
12 teamer 5 OF spots.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 months ago

Thanks for the quick responses! You feeling better?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 months ago

Last question … you starting Cobb vs LA tonight in NL-only?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 months ago

NL only … (1) How do you rank Montgomery, Thor and Brubaker? (2) this is a saves+holds league, so do you like Iglesias more than Brubaker?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 months ago

Grey, do you like Marsh more than L Gonzalez (SF)?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

mancini over happ

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
3 months ago

Hi Grey, (feels like I’m starting every morning with this “catch phrase” O_o)

10 tm h2h pts

L.Robert out of IR so need to drop one.

Happ, Drury, India, Miranda, Wright or Acuna(? – doing little to nothing)

Always big THANKS!!

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
3 months ago

Worth keeping Lynn after todays good start? I know it was against the Royals but I’m desperate for good starters

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Weirder things have happened !

Also, at this point in the season, do you like India or Polanco more ? I’m leaning Jorge, but I wonder if he’s playing hurt. Pulling a Soto on us, doesn’t want to swing the bay

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

H2H pts league -1AB, +4 Hits, +7 2B, +9 3B, +12 HR, +3 SB, -2 CS
Some batty calls for tonight …
Flores vs LAD (Urias)
Walsh vs. Oak (Kaprielian)
Carlson vs. Cubs (Steele)
Edman vs. Cubs
Need 2

Hamporter
Hamporter
3 months ago

Someone offered me Yelich for my Merrifield. Should I hold or take it?

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

That’s what I had in mind, thank you sir!

Gary C
3 months ago

Thoughts on Michael Massey, KC 2B replacement for Whitfield?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

forgot to bench Trivino and stuck with holding for another day. Looking to add Tellez for a batty-call though.

Would you drop Austin Hays or Taylor Rogers (MIL) to pick up Tellez or just wait till tomorrow to cut Trivino? Full roster below

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: India
OF: Acuna, Judge, R. Greene
UTL: C. Walker
BN: Hays
 
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Kirby, Alex Wood, Rasmussen, Heaney
 
RP: Hendriks, Bautista, T. Rogers (SD), Trivino
 
IL: Julio Rod., Barlow, Dany Jimenez

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Nope, no holds.

was initially reluctant on the off chance the Brewers kept Williams as the set-up guy and gave the closer gig to Rogers.

but that’s not likely to happen, huh?

Gary C
3 months ago

ESPN Points

need to drop one…..Syndergaard, Ashby, Singer or Stroman

Thanks!

c762062790
c762062790
3 months ago

Really enjoyed your trade recap this morning and agree with you that Mahle will have a huge breakout. In a shallow league where according to player rater for the rest of the season Tony G is my lowest rated starter and then Nestor and Sonny G, do Mahle or Braxton (or both) have enough upside to replace any of those players? Your pitching recommendations are so spot on I’m really curious what you think. Thanks and hope you are feeling better.

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

Vlad with another steal. That’s 3 in the last 4 games. I also got a sb from a catcher today. I feel kind of “dirty”.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Would you grab Wander with Story out? Could drop Laureano- who’s a bench bat

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Think he’s back before Story or contributes more than Nico Hoerner by season’s end?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Ok thank you

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Houck or Bautista?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 months ago

who would you cut out of eovaldi, braxton, and ranger suarez?

NJW
NJW
3 months ago

Grey, do you think Kris Bryant can help at all this year or is this season just a wash? He got dropped and I could IL stash him with the plan to eventually play him at Middle Infield.

He’s would also be a Free Agent (Last Round) Keeper for next year but he’s not that exciting as a keeper even then IMO.

lindorphins
lindorphins
3 months ago

How would you rank Jarren Duran, Dylan Carlson, Trey Mancini, Christian Walker, Randal Grichuk, Trent Grisham, Tyler O’Neil, Tommy Pham, Rowdy Tellez and Kyle Lewis ROS. Sorry I know it’s a lot of names. Maybe just rank your top five if you could? OPS league if that matters.

Last edited 3 months ago by lindorphins
lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks. Do you like Vargas over any of the guys you listed?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Gotcha. Gracias!

Dubjay
Dubjay
3 months ago

Morning Grey,
I need to do some housekeeping with my team. This team has the skeleton to win it all but needs some work. Looking for some of your insightful….uh…..insight? The Covid has affected my inner thesaurus.
12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10)
C-KIRK
1B-RILEY
2B-SEMIEN
SS-PEÑA
OF-ACUÑA, SOTO, TUCKER
UTIL-K.WONG, SANTANDER
IL-TROUT, JROD, ALBIES, SEGURA

SP-BIEBER, GILBERT, HEANEY, KIRBY, ASHBY, LODOLO, EOVALDI, LYNN, COBB, MANAEA
RP-DIAZ, BEDNAR, J.LOPEZ, J.DURAN

As you can see, Ive been hit hard by injuries. Hopefully will get a couple of those guys back soon. Do you like any of these guys over Wong/santander?
VARGAS
SEGURA(on my IL)
GRISHAM
PROFAR(playing time?)

I know that I have a ridiculous amount of pitching. But in a H2H league, the more the better. I can stand to lose at least 2 of these guys
EOVALDI(velocity issues)
KIRBY(LOVE him long term but seems like they may cap his innings)
DURAN(is he the number 2 now with Lopez there)
HEANEY

Do you like any of these guys better?
R.SUAREZ
B.GARRETT
HOUCK
WICK

Sorry for the long winded post.

Alps
Alps
3 months ago

Grey
Whats going on with Nolan Jones. He isnt playing much and I guess because he has been lousy when he does.
Would you drop for either Kim, Marsh or Adam Frazier
Looking for regular playing time
Thanks

RICE
RICE
3 months ago

Robertson is on for the save in Philly already!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

ROS, Tyler ONeill; Profar, Grisham.

Scott Rolen
Scott Rolen
3 months ago

With Marsh, Phillies fans are gonna think they got Jayson Werth back!

Cable
Cable
3 months ago

I was getting two educations …one from the street and one from school…That way I’d be twice as smart as everybody

HomerMike89
HomerMike89
3 months ago

Hey Grey new here, God love your site!!! Thanks for all of it!

Need ERA/WHIP help in a 12 team league. Stroman and Walker on waivers, are those guys gonna keep it up?

Also, would just unload Story(My MI) for someone of way less value? Any suggestions?

HomerMike89
HomerMike89
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks man! Would you take India sr8 up for Story?

Cable
Cable
3 months ago

12 team h/h points redraft……….moving Ohtani ( 2 starts ) next week need a DH from

Mateo
Benintendi
Haniger
Morel
Pham
Miranda

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

tough one has only 5 games next week

ED44
ED44
3 months ago

is Will Crowe a strong add or is Bednar ok?

Also my man, thoughts on Jrod? I am fielding offer, 80 cents on the dollar, hate writst issues

ED44
ED44
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks, I love you like a gay partner, or a brother, gotta cover both so the woke police do not come get me

IndiaJones
IndiaJones
3 months ago

Grey, in a 12T yahoo with only 5 bench spots, are Manaea and Taijuan worth hanging onto? Gotta drop 1 for Peralta return

I own to many SP….Woodruff, Morton, Bassitt, Stroman, Peralta and I like to use 4-5 RP so……

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
3 months ago

You starting Singer anywhere today Grey ?

He’s @ the White Sox

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 months ago

Eovaldi is currently on waivers. In a 12-team H2H, is he worth a pickup over Javier, Lodolo, Heaney, or Martin Perez? I believe you said his lack of velocity was a concern. Thanks!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
3 months ago

Hello again,

12 man h2h 5×5 obp qs league. Is Bautista the new closer in Baltimore?

I have clase and duran as my two closers. Should I be dropping one of, duran, lauer, cobb, Lodolo for Bautista?

Thanks!!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks pal!

Mczero
Mczero
3 months ago

Would you drop Manaea to pick up Kutter?

Mczero
Mczero
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I think I’ll hold Manaea a little longer then. He’s just been frustrating lately. Thanks!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
3 months ago

Hey Grey Vargas is available, 12 man 5×5 h2h OBP keeper league.

drop candy, ward, verdugo for him?

Thanks man!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

I’m having difficulty understanding PT on the new San Diego team.
a. Grisham
b. Croneworth
c. Profar

What risk would any of these have?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Holy Trade-Deadline!!!

Just when I thought there wouldn’t be another trade made…the Cubs traded both Contreras & Happ…wait…nevermind.

Anyway, couple quick RP/ Closer questions in leagues that don’t count Holds:

Hold/ Cuts:

Lou Trivino (NYY)
Taylor Rogers (MIL)
Jhoan Duran (MIN)

Possible adds (if so, how would you rank):

Rowan Wick (CHC)
Ryan Tepera (ANA)
Strickland/ Diaz (CIN)
Fairbanks (TB)

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you kindly!

Alfalfa Switzer
Alfalfa Switzer
3 months ago

Whazzup!
Plz rank:
Miranda, A.Vaughn, Haniger
(Haniger returning Friday and punishing Triple A pitchers apparently)
tx

Alfalfa Switzer
Alfalfa Switzer
Reply to  Alfalfa Switzer
3 months ago

add Laureano to that list plz

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

That was an amazing deadline!! I had MLB network on XM from noon – 1:15 while I was driving, and it was one breaking news blurb after another, while my Fantasy thread was blowing up.

10TM, NL, H2H, OBP

A. Amazing how bad this trade looks 3.5 weeks later: My India ($12) and Cronenworth ($15) sent away for his Voit ($21) and Morel (can’t keep). Oh yeah, I needed a bench spot for someone coming off IL, so I included Cooper as well. This of, course, all done with the 1st place team who I play the very last week of the regular season. Possibly KOD with losing Mahle to Twins as well.

B. Soto moved to SD and Quintana to STL, so hoping these both are difference makers.

C. I missed out on Vargas as I was driving when news broke about his call-up.

D. Ashcraft’s next start is @NYM and SON doesn’t like it. Worth a stash for the following starts vs. CHC and @PIT?

E. Does Edwin Rios still look like an IL stash for you once Segura comes off?

F. I picked up J. Barrero last night even though he hasn’t been hitting well in AAA. He was called up this morning, so hopefully he can get some OF eligibility and have some slam and legs here and there.

Last edited 3 months ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

F. Yup. Edited. Barrero is OF eligible already, so that’s nice.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Who’s the drop, if any, for Ashcraft? I picked up Barrero for Mahle. Is it Melancon?

CA  Contreras (ATL) 
1B   Walker
2B   Edman
3B  Morel
SS  DeJong
INF  Voit
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto
OF   O’Neill
OF   Harris II
UT   A. Thomas
B     Barrero
IL    Segura

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Cobb, Grey, Quintana, Lauer, Garrett
RP  Ta. Rogers, A. Diaz, Finnegan, Melancon

Eric
Eric
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-team H2H with OBP and QS.

Got offered a trade that I think is pretty good.

I give Corbin Carroll (currently in my NA slot) and a 5th round draft pick next year. I get Kopech, Luis Robert and a 13th round draft pick next year.

I’ve been cycling through CFs all season and currently rolling with Taveras (with waiver claim for Profar pending). And I can always use solid SPs.

What do you think?

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

it’s up to me who I want to keep. We get 4 keepers and with the keeper rules, if I choose to keep him he would replace my first round pick next year. So I probably won’t do it but I could if I wanted to.

Either way, it seems like I have your blessing, right? I’m gonna try to get a higher draft pick than 13 but in the end think I’m gonna accept..

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
3 months ago

Hey Grey! awesome write up as usual! What a crazy deadline, if only my jays did a bit more :(

1) with Kirby probably limited ROS, should I pick up Luzardo or Ashby for him?

2) Johan Duran is likely not getting save anymore, would you drop for Rowan Wick or Luzardo/Ashby?

3) Giminez is available on the wire, should i drop Jarren Durran for him?

Thanks in advance!

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks, I like Bass but was hoping we could get a fireball hurler to complement Romano. not sure how I feel about Merrifield but yes offense should still be feared!

do you like Wick more than Fairbanks for saves?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Jon Gray is going to be out for 4 to 6 weeks. ouch.

1. my IL spot is already taken with Bryant. i should cut Gray. Do you agree?

2. If i cut Gray, one option is Graham Ashcraft. Ashcraft’s next start is however on the road against the Mets. Another possibility is to pick up the Cubs Rowan Wick. Another option is look for a different pitcher beside these two.

What would you do?
Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

thanks!!

LenFuego
LenFuego
3 months ago

Dame Judi Dench looking over her fantasy baseball team and reacting the same way as all of us fantasy-obsessed basement dwellers is as inspired a piece of lunacy as you have ever come up with. Could not, nay cannot, stop laughing.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 months ago

A co-worker of mine said he heard on the radio this AM that the Yankees thought they had another deal lined up for an SP (Rodon or Pablo), but it feel through at the last minute. Don’t know if it’s true. Cashman is usually smarter, but sounds like he had the rug pulled out from under him yesterday.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

The Yankees acquired a rabbit with a bum foot. They lost what may have been their game #3 starter. That’s significant. The Hosmer drama though…A+. The Padres wanted to get rid of him so bad, even with his yearly salary dropping to $13m/year after this year. He’s gotta be shell shocked.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 months ago

15 team roto keeper – move Gore for Berrios/Tanner Scott to win this year?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
3 months ago

Kinda digging his new nickname, though. “Thor Loser” has a ring to it.

Simsbad
Simsbad
3 months ago

pick two

Pham, Taveras, Grisham, Gallo

Simsbad
Simsbad
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

also yesterday you were against Wong. is he an easy drop to activate Segura tomorrow?

Danny
Danny
3 months ago

What’s up Grey who should I add for saves ros Quijada, J Hernandez, Strickland, Fairbanks or Crowe? Thanks man!

Danny
Danny
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Drop Rojas or Laureano for Hernandez? Appreciate it!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 months ago

So the White Sox activate Robert from the IL. But, but, but, he’s not well enough to play, again. You think the front office found Tony’s secret liquor stash?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
3 months ago

Grey,

Robbie Ray and Jose Abreu or Matt Chapman and Montas ?

Have a pile up at 3B so Chapman is currently taking a UTIL spot

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Awesome, mucho gracias senior

Eric
Eric
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

Have some closer issues going on, with trades and people coming off the IL, and looking for some help!

Coming into the trade deadline, I had Sewald, Melancon, Puk, and I just picked up Luis Garcia like 3 hours before the Padres traded for Hader :/

I also have Dany Jimenez and Anthony Bender on the IL, and they were both just activated yesterday.

My plan is to drop Garcia and try to roll with both Puk and Jiminez for now to see how the saves chances are shared. Do you agree?

And is Bender worth holding onto?

Basically, I guess I’m asking who should be dropped and who should be kept with best save chances!

Thanks in advance.

The Skrimmer
The Skrimmer
3 months ago

Great stuff as always Grey. I got a copy of the Padres lineup cuz it’s full of great articles; not for the pictures!
I’m wondering which catcher I should keep and start ROS: Melendez or K. Ruiz? Who would you rather? Thanks.

J C
J C
3 months ago

Walsh back on the team for a second tour of duty. He has been a real minus for me costing me strikeouts and average cats. But I am giving him a long leash…like until Friday! Other options are Marsh, McCarthy, Alek so no real boosts out there. Is there an under the radar OF other than Siri that you te immense eyeballing?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Interesting as I was thinking of him over Walsh. If I went there, I might have to gamble on McCarthy’s SBs and drop L Urias too. I traded Eugenio on Sunday for Mahle so Suarez owners can buy me a boba

crumbelievable
crumbelievable
3 months ago

In a 12-team points league, I’ve got Peralta coming off the IL but have a good set of SPs and could use some OF help. If you were going to offer Peralta around, what level of OF would you target?

ashtray
ashtray
3 months ago

How are you feeling about Kirilloff with this lingering wrist issue? I have him in two separate keeper leagues but if this is something that’s going to be an issue for his whole career I’d rather not get invested.

Keep in a 10 team/ keep 10/ roster 28 players?
Keep in a 14 team/ keep 6/ roster 26 players?

thekid2004
thekid2004
3 months ago

How would you rank these RP for SV opps ROS:
Houck
Whitlock
Iglesias
Wick
Tepera

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
3 months ago

Getting compelling offers for JuRod. He can be kept for 2 more years at under $15

Trea/Cron/ Manoah (Cron and monoah are cheap keepers, Trea is not

Boba and Gausman (boba is keeper worthy too)

I’m in first place in a H2H league

We keep 4.

I dunno

Ach Hoo
Ach Hoo
3 months ago

Grey,

Who do you like ROS between Alex Wood and Alex Cobb? Also, curious your rankings for these SPs in a Roto 6×6 (QS instead of Wins) league:

-Alex Wood
-Alex Cobb
-Reid Detmers
-Pablo Lopez
-Kyle Wright
-Robbie Ray
-Dylan Cease
-John Musgrove

Ach Hoo
Ach Hoo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Cool. I know who i need to add/drop between the two Alex’s.

Last question, would you rather have Detmers, Wright or Cobb ROS? I’m trying to position for a final run towards the end with the above and want to keep 5 of them. So, my final staff would be:

Cease, Musgrove, Ray, Lopez and your suggestion on #5?

Thank you!

Ach Hoo
Ach Hoo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I appreciate you, Grey Albright!

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
3 months ago

Kutter or Privetta?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
3 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Oh my head is exploding!! Thanks for making it all crystal clear.

b. Starting Bradish tonight as a streamer. Would you too in a 12-team RCL desperate for pitching stats?

c. George Carlin quote of the day for August 3, 2022

‘if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what freedom fighters fight?’

Cheers,
Ante

Ozzie
Ozzie
3 months ago

Thoughts on this trade, 12 team h2h 10×10 cats.

Soto, Lynn, Singer, Kirby

Witt Jr., Helsley, Alcantara

Thanks brother

Ozzie
Ozzie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Having a hard time not pulling the trigger, my pitching is already really strong with woodruff, Javier, darvish, montas, Morton etc.

Hitting on this team is good too but Soto would really put me over the top.
Other hitters, Christian Vasquez, Vlad Jr, LouBob, Lindor, Miranda, O’Neill, India, Gurriel Jr., etc.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Two closers (on teams unlikely to give opportunities) – who’s the add?

Tanner Scott or Wick?

david
david
3 months ago

Start or Sit.
Steele @ STL (Mikolas).

Thanks as always.

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Of course Devers homered. I didn’t see he was off the IL until it was too late to get him in my lineup. Never fails (or I just don’t register it when a returning player doesn’t have a big game.)

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

And then Robert gets activated but sits out the first 2 games!

fausto
fausto
3 months ago

Which RP/S for saves? Wick, Alexis Diaz, Whitlock, or Jonathan Hernandez(tx). I’m trying to rebuild my closers after yesterday

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

12 team dynasty pts daily league (9 SP starts)
+ 7 IP, -3 Hits, -3 BB, +2 K, -12 HR +5 Saves, +4 Holds
You holding Mitch White ($3 out of $400 budget) or lose him?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
3 months ago

12 Teamer trade fallout…what do I do with Boom Stick, Votto, and Voit??
Do any of these guys have a reason to even suit up? Ugh…

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I think he means Nellie Cruz

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

So all droppable?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Which would you drop first of Voit, Votto, Nellie Cruz, if any, to get G.Cooper, Oscar Gonzo, or Jeimer Candy?

Coolwhip
3 months ago

fwiw Quijada was brought in to close cus he was originally set to face 2 lefties and he’s been very good as a LOOGY. So there’s a chance that Nevin plays matchups with Tepera getting the majority.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
3 months ago

What is up with the Dodger GM? First we hear that they are trying to get Soto, then they end up with Gallo? It feels like he was getting his wisdom teeth pulled yesterday and was trying to tell his assistants what to do at the deadline with the cotton still in his mouth.

Asst GM – “We going to go after Soto?”
GM – “mmrrpph mmmh-o”
Asst GM – “Oh… Gallo? Really?”
GM – “MMMRSSHPPH-O!”
Asst GM – OK… I guess we’ll get Gallo…”

Last edited 3 months ago by mcmi11ions
Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 months ago

We have a three player minor league roster. You can call a player up the following year and use a last round pick on them. I currently have CJ Abrams on my roster. Is it now time to drop him? Its a 10 team league league so getting Abrams with a last round pick puts him around 220.

Kutter Crwafor is available, so I could stash him on my minor league roster for next year. What are your thoughts?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Grey

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 months ago

Spencer Torkelson is also available. Who do you think has more value for next year? Kutter or Tork?

BAC
BAC
3 months ago

10 team 5×5 OBP.

Garrett was incredible last night. Next start -10.8 @PHI. Drop him for Kutter? Next start [email protected]

Starting Peralta today or hold on DL and see what he looks like?

BAC
BAC