Kendall Graveman was traded to the Astros with Rafael Montero for Abraham Toro and Joe Smith. So, I am now asking, what on earth is going on there? Is that a real trade? That trade made it seem like the Mariners’ front office wished they never made Tuesday night’s comeback. That’s a trade a last place team does with a first place team that’s in another division. Pardon the pun, but that Toro trade is fishy as hell. Unless I’m missing something, or the Mariners are like, “We need Toro, because the Padres love fatty tuna and we have to send him there for Hosmer.” Otherwise, that is just, well, bad, and hard to understand. Then the Mariners went out and got Tyler Anderson out from under the Phils’ nose, which is a long, green snout. Phillies tried to send a helmet stuffed with caramel popcorn and Pirates were like, “Hey, this guy’s getting stuck in my teeth.” So, a team with France isn’t waving the white flag? What goes on here? This is so crazy confusing! As for the Mariners’ pen, Paul Sewald, who has been great, takes over as closer. He could’ve been great with Graveman there too, though. As for Graveman? Engrave it with “RIP your fantasy value.” As for Tyler Anderson, he has a wicked cutter, and a very stable ERA of 4.30-ish, which is fine for real baseball and the Streamonator, but this trade doesn’t make him great. As for Toro, he homered last night in a pinch-hit appearance. It was almost like he knew what pitch was coming. Hmm… Well, Toro is a utility player for now, until the M’s get rid of Seager. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Flexen – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.81. Ya mean a guy with a K-rate lower than his ERA isn’t great? Huh, weird.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert! Or as his mom calls him, “My 2nd favorite child.”

Stephen Strasburg – Will undergo surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. If you’re a pitcher, you absolutely want to opt out of TOS. Any time baseball doctors say, “It’s not so bad, Matt Harvey had that surgery and look at him,” you should run. His career is in jeopardy, which would suck, if he didn’t just get $245 million for seven starts.

Max Scherzer – Cleared to make his next start. Team doctors said, “He’s incredibly fit and ready to throw like he’s 24 years old. It truly is amazing. Also, if anyone wants to trade for him, they don’t need to have him tested because we just did it.”

Trea Turner – Left the game after an infield hit, and some speculation went up that he was traded, but the Nats are having themselves a bad time of it and Trea has Covid. The Nats juggling calamities are Ben Affleck with Dunkin’. On a side note about Covid, did Trea get it as he rounded third? MLB still hasn’t figured out how to test players and get results prior to the game? That’s ridiculous. Treat Urner will now miss at least ten days.

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. If Treat Urner gave Sexy Dr. Pepper Covid, you will be able to hear me scream from any part of the continental U.S.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and now 14 homers in the last three months, after a terrible April. 14 homers across three months is a ~30-homer pace, and not bad at all. This is me paying Josh Bell a compliment.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, which was an inside-the-parker, and that is not who invented Napster.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. McClutch is McHotStuff.

Kumar RockerMets’ number one draft pick has issues with his pitching elbow. Mets are not wasting any time!

Carlos Carrasco – Will return on Friday. Because I like to make myself suffer, I went back to read the March 18th diagnosis of Carrasco, and he was due back mid-May. MID-MAY! And that was the far side of the projected absence. They said six to eight weeks. Little did we know they meant six to eight weeks for a fruit fly, which is a lifetime.

Jerad Eickhoff – 3 1/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 8.69. Mets should agree to trade the Phils Jerad Eickhoff and $100 million dollars, but they only get the money if the Phils put Jerad Eickhoff in their rotation.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. I had some real ding-dong’ers this year, which I’m blaming on 2020’s sample size, but I nailed not going anywhere near McNeil in drafts.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. That home run was a tank job to Tank City that died a hero in The World War of Tanks.

Austin Riley – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, a grand slam. That’s his 2nd career grand slam, which pushes him past Michael Chang.

Javier Baez – Scratched from the lineup with “I undressed on my way to first base two nights ago, and I ain’t trying to have anyone throw at me.” It’s a day-to-day situation.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in three games. HR to the Izzo! Please get hot and hit 20 homers in the final two months.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer. As he rounded the bases, he held up a sign that read, “Get me out of here.”

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit homer (15). Can’t believe their hottest hitter doesn’t play every day. It’s wild, and very stupid to be without Wisdom. Hopefully, after a trade, he will be an everyday player.

Adbert Alzolay – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.73. Meh, he’s been basically a streamer since he returned from the IL, and the Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, so you can say bye.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, and his 16th and 17th homer, and his 4th straight game with a homer, and 100th straight at-bat with a homer. It’s hard to break through and get a lede during Trade Deadline Week, but Votto almost did it. He did not, obviously. But so close. Joey Votto’s the horseshoes of ledes. Along with Jorge Soler, for what it’s Cronenworth. Joey Votto always seemed like the type who could hit homers if he wanted to. Apparently, now he wants to. Go, Joey, go! And I don’t mean that how it would sound coming from Liam Hendriks.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. Honestly, I thought he retired earlier this year.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer, hitting around .300 since the All-Star Break with two homers, and over .375 in the last week with two homers. Um, the same two homers.

Vladimir Gutierrez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.75. His ERA is only 0.02 away from Adbert, but Vlad does nothing for me. His peripherals are awful, his…Well, it’s all awful.

Luis Cessa – Him and Justin Wilson were traded from the Yanks to the Reds. Wonder if Cessa took himself to Cincy.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer. As he rounded the bases, he made the universal sign for “Call me.”

Brendan Rodgers – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and both on the road. It’s Brendan Roadgers to you!

C.J. Cron – Stole a base, then seemed to run right off the field. Did he get traded or just finally have enough of Bud Black’s treatment of Sam Hilliard, who homered yesterday in Cron’s absence?

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer. I’ve become a Stantani.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.13 vs. James Kaprielian – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.24. A MediOAKer vs. a HodgePadre. Who was home? That’s all that matters.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Fun the Jewels fast!

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.78. His peripherals snuck up on me! Sneaked? Whatever the case, I’ve been sleeping on JoMo. I want mo’ JoMo. JoMo mo! JoMama made a JoMo and I want mo-mo! Okay, I need a nap. *blinks eyes, claps hands* I’m back! He’s got a 9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 3.55 FIP, going FIP over xFIP because his homers allowed look fine. ACKCHUALLY, he looks fine! I’m surprised, in a good way.

Ryan LaMarre – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Fun fact! LaMarre is French for the sea, so the Yanks’ outfielder is actually Ryan Seacrest.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .224. Is he a .260 or .220 hitter? Gonna be interesting digging in on Lowe, with this shovel I got at Lowe’s! *late-night informercial plays as the life drains from Grey’s eyes*

Harrison Bader – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (9) and legs (6), 3rd homer in four games, near-the-top of the 7-day Player Rater, one of the hottest schmotato in baseball and completely balanced on a beam.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .209. Colonel Mustard in the hallway with a seat cushion.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66 vs. Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Guardians/Cardinals matchup is one between “whatever lucky SOB falls out of John Gant’s Lucky Pitcher Factory in his hair” and Cleveland’s Starting Pitcher Factory that’s in the kitchen of a rotted-out Old Spaghetti Factory.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer. Man, Erykah Baddoo has been such a revelation this year. From Rule Five to “I Got Five On It, I’m smoking that Baddoo weed.”

Eric Haase – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer. Haase going for 30 homers. He gets there or nah? Or naah?

Michael Fulmer – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.95, as he was activated from the IL. Tigers have moved onto Gregory Soto as the closer, and I can’t help hear his name and think of Geovany Soto. Fulmer could see saves again, or the Tigers might stick with Soto (Gregory, not Geovany).

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, but left after being hit on the hand. This guy is a ball magnet, literally.

Hansel Robles – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.91. Looking at Hansel Robles on my fantasy team and crying, what are you up to? Sorry! That was meant for a chat message with my shrink. DUBYA TEE EFF have I done to the universe? Imagine thinking Hansel Robles could be a good closer. Wouldn’t be me (it was me). Robles left with a trainer, so I’d guess Alex Colome is next, but he’s been terrible too.

Kenta Maeda – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Hey, there’s a Kenta start I’d expect. It’s also against the Tigers at home, so if it wasn’t good, I’d suggest retirement.

Brian Anderson – 3-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (4), and 2nd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert, yes, but also: Facing O’s pitchers.

Lewin Diaz – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, as he finally got a start. See that, I’ve been cyclops’ing him! In mixed leagues, I think you still need to wait to monocle, but Lewin is exactly the type to suddenly get a full-time job with a trade.

Cedric Mullins – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer. Also, in this game, Austin Hays (1-for-4) hit his 10th homer. The O’s have a top four in their lineup that is sneaky sexy, and about to Ad-ley.

Danny DuffyRoyals said he’d be ready to return from his forearm strain in a month. For some reason, that made me laugh extremely hard. Not at Duffy. It sucks for him. But the thought the Royals are going to get back Duffy from his forearm injury that he’s been battling since May 17th. Oh…*marches in a formation that spells out all of Shakespeare’s plays*…kay.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Oh em gee, it’s my boy Eloy!

Gavin Sheets – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Not sure of the home run call used for him, but may I suggest, “That’s Sheets to the wind!”

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer. Solid season for Narvaez. I mean, he’s no Eric Haase, but so few are.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. How is he not in the lineup every day? Are people talking about this batshizz nonsense? Don’t think anyone’s talking about it except me — guess it’s up to me to *pinkie to mouth* Tellez.

Devin Williams – Activated from the IL. Is it me or do you suspiciously view every player coming off the IL during Trade Deadline Week? Like what are the Brewers doing here? Are they about to trade Devin to another team and have to pretend he’s healthy? I have a real scheme-y mind.

Christian Yelich – Hit the Covid IL, so he’s required to quarantine for 10 days. Just an absolutely brutal season from him found its exclamation mark. Where does he go next year in drafts? Top 50? 75? 100? Do you go anywhere near him in drafts? At what point? Generally curious what people think. I have my ideas.

Jace Peterson – Needs to quarantine for seven days. Surprised Peterson wasn’t a groundout to 2nd base, since he came into contact with Yelich.

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JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Saves and hold are separate categories. Rank top four from this list taking ratios into account as well.
Soria, Barlow, Petit, Chafin, D Castillo, Ranger, Garrett, Hembree, Bender, Bard, D Williams, Britton, Lasagna,

2. In a 12 teamer would you roster any of these guys or are they all streamers? Irvin, ERod, Z Thompson, Plesac

Thanks!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

1. i’m going barlow, castillo, lasagna, then one of bender/d-will.

2. streamers all

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

1. or ranger as the last guy here along with bender/d-will

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

I have Haase and Varsho. They’re both OF eligible but are they that valuable in the OF ROS in 3-OF leagues? Or should I look to trade/sell high on one of them?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

just from off days for catchers including how they are doing right now not a bad idea to keep both (esp if a BN bat is an OF). could trade varsho too though.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

ok, one game of 2 HR’s in like 2 innings, then another, then we notice it’s TWO OUT OF 3 TOTAL starts for rodolfo. him or t.estrada in OPS/total bases/OBP over AVG (estrada’s got a .950 OPS so maybe villar is the drop here): 14 teamer h2h.

C: posey
1B goldy
2B: hoerner (2B/SS)
SS: t.estrada (2B/SS)
3B j.turner
MI: villar (2B/SS/3B)
CI: jd davis (3B)
LF tucker (RF)
CF: grisham (all OF)
RF: soler
OF: amed (SS/CF)
util (1): otani
BN: stanton (still DH only), hampson (CF/SS, and need him for backup OF stuff for now and at home), r.tellez (added lately when walsh out, only backup 1B)
DL: walsh, ozuna, la STELLA!, treat urner, santander

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

i meant the last 3 starts, 2/3 of those.

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

this many bench bats from a per matchup SP starts cap. which i get right at or near each time (i’m leading league in K’s or 2nd, even with bieber out).

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

in the short term this got resolved by what’s sounding like a hoerner oblique injury. with that being quite likely a DL situation i dropped tellez for rodolfo. one of them might be losing at bats while also not being the guy who’s 5/23 with 5 HR’s and 2 games of 2 HR’s in back to back at bats. not a good time of the year to already have 1 move left on week. not at all. should’ve waited on the hansel and gretel injury or not news before adding duffey.

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Curious your thoughts on daulton varsho – schmotato? Something worth considering?

Currently have Gary Sanchez in a 10 team h2h cat league but he is cold again. Willing to churn a bit at catcher. Options are varsho, McCann, Haase, and stassi (whose peripherals look the best).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Curious George
1 year ago

very likely he’ll say haase here. i’d have stassi no worse than 2nd in this group.

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks to you both!

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: in weekly redraft leagues, who’s the drop durran or houck? Both looked special tonight but have obvious limitations.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

Snell is playing mind games homie! Now he is only going to be playable in away games… I’m on to his trickery!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Shitwolf
1 year ago

if TB trades you away you might suck just they knew it before you did:
see:
snell
archer
n.lowe
solak

i’m sure i’m missing somebody last few years.

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

alarm bells going off around j.ryan just from this.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Pick up Houck and drop Stanton, Garcia, Patino, baddoo, toussaint, megill or Shane mc

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Drop Flexen for Touki “Lend Me Your Comb” Toussaint?

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

yeppers. after that last touki start.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LAUGHING AT THE NICKNAME I GAVE TOUSSAINT?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Gallo traded to NYY

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i’ll let you use it if u give me credit

JC
JC
1 year ago

My bullpen remains a sh*t show with D Castillo, Fairbanks, Hembree and Ranger. They have not really blown up but likely a ticking time bomb. With the Tefs acquiring more mediocre relievers, is Hembree the one to drop for Bender?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

hembree has been a lot better as closer than he was before and for a while now. both the TB guys are quite good. ranger’s been mostly great all year (3.33 FIP, even the ERA is great). only worry on ranger is that PHI gets dick rod and loses saves if you are in 5×5. same fears on hembree (plus sims back at some point, antone too).

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

i’d not drop one closer till he loses his job before adding a guy you don’t yet know is closing (floro been getting a lot of 8th innings while bender gets openings or far earlier innings lately). bender over hembree if they are both closing i get. floro and bender have near identical ERA/FIPs too. this assumes saves is only thing you are interested in of course (5×5). it’s not like hembree is teetering on being removed from bad performances lately.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

14 teamer with saves and holds sold separately h2h. have these: trivino, kennedy, duffey (added immediately last night when saw hansel injured, but he seems not really much), hudson, barlow. drop duffey for any of: bednar, neris, t.may, floro

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Brewers trade for Escobar and he is probably playing first base. That pretty much answers all of questions about tellez who never got a shot. I thought he was a great fit there.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

that or EE is the lefty side guy like depth charts shows right now. i’d wait to see that.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

I think he plays all over the IF to get his bat in the lineup. If Tellez starts raking he’ll spend more time @3B

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

it clearly means not even the few he’s gotten lately at bats for hiura though. and jelly donut when back too.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

and shaw. it’s entirely possible over the last 2 years MIL’s brought in more hitters by trade/signing that get at least some MLB at bats than anybody else. seems easily true.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Jared Walsh placed on IL with “intercostal strain”
What does that mean?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Mild intercostal muscle strain commonly heals within a few days. Moderate strains may take 3 to 7 weeks to heal, and severe strains that involve a complete tear of the muscles can take longer. In general, most intercostal muscle sprains should heal within a 6-week time span.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

E Escobar to my Brewers!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

In an RCL, drop one of Luis Garcia, Joe Ross or Touki

THANKS GREY!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Why don’t I just draft Kyle Seager every year?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Speaking of corner fellows, someone (understandably) in my league dropped Matt Chapman.

I know he’s been bad, but so have a bunch of guys on my team! He’s been solid the last week or so.

Worth a shot do you think? I would be struggling to fit him in somewhere tho, unless you think I shold drop Arozarena, Swanson (I own Story) or Adolis for him. But even thern it would mean benching Bellinger or Riley (and we know how that worked out).

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, just checked ROS rater and projections. Dogshit.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He heard this and decided to have a game that has been too few and far between.

2022 Matt Chapman sleeper post!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This is quite the fall from grace for Matt Chapman. I didn’t know a bigger fan over the past 2 seasons

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

based on the number of m.chapman comments it’d be will hung easily.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Luzardo has been a mess this year, but Mia probably can fix him. They have so much pitching depth. They seem to have got a better deal than the pirates did for him at least from a pedigree standpoint

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Bader for Montas
2. Bader for Trivino

Which side do you prefer (I know different things but asking nonetheless)

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Bender available in one of my Fantrax leagues. I have Iglesias, Pressly, & Romano as closers currently 6th in Saves & 7th in ERA & 6th in WHIP
I am tied for 2nd in W’s & 3rd in K’s
My SP is Gausman, S Gray, Rodon, E Rod, Means, Maeda, Montas, Snell, Sale, Framber, Touki, Gilbert, & Hendricks,
I assume If I picked up Bender the drop would be Romano or Hendricks or Framber OR just hold?

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

I’m sure many at Razznation has heard but the Nats have a Covid-shituation and Philly/Nats game is postponed.

Will
Will
1 year ago

Tigers and Twins in a classic pitchers duel, it is now 17 to 12 Tigers. Sano 3-4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. He’s due up 3rd in the bottom of the 9th.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

17 – 14 now, Polanco hit a 2R HR in the bottom of the 9th. Two outs.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t tell me it’s time to pick up Sano again!

Will
Will
1 year ago

Who closes in Miami now that Garcia got traded to Houston?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Not Happ(y).

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I knew I shouldn’t have even as I was picking him up. But 14 teams, SON was positive $ on him and it was the Tigers at home, so…

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: sagnof, who do you like between tepera and bednar?

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

With the Tyler Anderson trade,any idea what happens with Logan Gilbert?A couple more starts then to the BP?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I didn’t know Sheffield and Dun had gotten injured,last time I paid attention they were in a 6 man rotation.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Bender over Soto,Hembree or Bard? Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Dang, I lose both Graveman and Yimi in less than 24hrs!

While Bender should move into the Closer role, is he worth adding since Miami is in full sell-mode?

Contender
Contender
1 year ago

Re Jazz. DeJong is a temp filler for Crawford who should be back this weekend. So I would be looking at dropping Crawford or Adolis.

Contender
Contender
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah, apologies I should clarify… I am planning to have already dropped DeJong by this weekend for other roster considerations and IL moves.

I expect my roster to have Brandon Crawford at SS and Adolis as my one bench bat by end of this week. So I am weighing Jazz against Brandon Crawford and/or Adolis in my 12-teamer.

Contender
Contender
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Maybe drop Adolis for Jazz as my bench bat?

Contender
Contender
1 year ago

There are reports that Jazz could skip a rehab stintand be reinstated from IL this weekend. Are you adding him in 12-teamers? Or concerns about his shoulder and downtick in production from a hot start? I’m currently rolling with B Crawford (DeJong filling in while on IL). No one obviously droppable on my team right now other than Adolis.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Yimi traded. Floro or Bender?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m a Yankee fan and the Astros got my Yimi and Graveman. My saves need saving!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Please rank Joakim, Ranger or Sewald for a closer?

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

Drop any of these guys for Baddoo?

Pham
Kike
E.Escobar

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: in 12 team weekly redraft leagues, is durran a drop? hate to lose him after holding him for most of the season….my league only starts 3 OF.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the Heyyyyyyyy,

Am I the only one who keeps wondering why I haven’t dropped Hansel and Gretel Robles yet? Especially since he’s getting woozy and lightheaded on the mound now? I had that happen to me once in an athletic competition. It was my first ever wrestling match in competition and I basically had a panic attack from adrenaline/nerves. Got my ass kicked and then couldn’t stop hyperventilating for 45 minutes. As if the embarrassment could not get worse, the trainer called my F’ing Mom to pick me up.

The only person who remembered was the kid I lost too. He is a great guy who kinda-sorta teased me about it once and then we were friends for many years.

Is Hansel a drop? I want to, but get real nervous about my closer corps as the trade deadline closes in.

Lurrrrrrrrrves!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Old NJ suburban saying: as the Grey goes, so goes the Sportive. I have to go make a Hansel splat, too . . .

Thanks and lurrrrrrve!

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
1 year ago

Votto vs. Yawn….Moncada at IF spot, who is a better rest of this season speculation? H2H league w OPS

Been waiting on Moncada to hit a stride all season and at this point, not sure if it will happen.

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

I gave Robles the ax last night, that was enough of him. Picked up Steckenrider as my options were limited. Sewald was taken, I have no real question except maybe your thoughts on him. I also think that closers will be a lot more clear after Friday for a lot of teams. Let me know if you are looking at any closers in-waiting.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Random thought about a boring-ish player…Picked up Cesar Hernandez two weeks ago in a 12 tm after discovering he had like 14 homers. I had no clue! He surpassed his previous 162-game career high in 80 games but isn’t stealing anymore. His ISO is up 60 points, barrel% up 5%, launch angle up 6 points, and his BABIP is, funny enough, down .100 points this year. While he’s only hitting .230 with 0 bags, I love that he’s on track for 30 bombs this year. He’s been more of an Escobar.edu-type player. He could be a sneaky 12+ tm waiver-wire add next year at the end of the draft if this is sustainable.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
1 year ago

plus he hit another today!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

Are you having trouble filling your OF in NFBCs? In one fricken leagues, I have 12 eligible OFs yet only 2!! are active. Wholly balz

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

HAHA! Feel like someone gave us a Colonic

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

I have 4 DCs and I don’t think I can field an entire team in any of them.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Oh wow. J.A. Happ is Terrible.

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Welp, time to drop Kim now. Lets see what Gilbert can do on Friday

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

I figure eventually one of these guys will do so well I have to hold on instead of stream them…eventually..

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

sorry about post that was filled with plot holes and spelling mistakes. My brain has hit melt down mode trying to figure out needs between hitting/pitching haha

Yahoo Weekly OBP with net svs hlds team is

C: Gary Sanch
1B: Olson
2B: Muncy
3B: Devers
SS: FTJ
OF x 3 = Yordan Riley Franmil
UT x 2 = Grisham Soler

Bench Baddoo/Bellinger/Oneil

Pitching is Freddy P, Rodon, Castillo, Nola, Snell, Alacantara
RP – Hembree Karinchek

bench Mclanahan, Gilbert, Toissant

IL: Carrasco, Sale and Devin williams

Waiver Wire options: Bader, Gallegos and Sewald

What is my ideal roster with williams and carrasco coming back? haha I am having a brain jam trying to figure it out between them and the waivers like if Bader is just a short hotty. If it is too annoying a question don’t worry about it haha

thanks :)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Dang, Franmil can taste that $54 vending machine steak already!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Luzardo to the marlins.. okay definitely drafting only marlins starters next season

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

I’ve been perusing the Statcast profiles of my players. I noticed that there is a similarity between Winker’s 2019-2020 adjustment and Mountcastle’s 2020-2021 adjustment. Increased Launch Angle, Increased K% and Lowered BB%.

Interesting to note that this year Winker lowered his Launch Angle slightly and it improved his overall batting performance.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago

Would you do the honor of some rest of the season rankings for me?

Bobby Bradley
Wander Franco
Cody Bellinger
Harrison Bader
Alec Bohm

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

Thanks!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

1. I feel insulted – the person who is in first place and always wins our Yahoo Points league offered me Corey Bellinger for Patrick Sandoval. Corey has 64 points for the whole season while Sandoval has 144 points plus i don’t need position players. I was going to counter offering him Sandoval for Julio Urias. Is that a good idea for a counter?

2. Also thought of offering him Sandoval and Merrill Kelly for Urias and Tylor Megal? Is that a good idea for me to make this offer?

3. I should have sat Flexan yesterday. Live and learn.

Thanks!

Thanks!!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Great advice!

On a question about Robbie Ray to Blair on Razzball. Ray actually asked a question about me starting him> Is that the real Robbie Ray? Yes, I do believe in Santa Claus.

Thanks!

bigb
bigb
1 year ago

Drop either T. Walker or EdRod for Ynoa? Or hold?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

The cold hard truth for M’s fans processing the Graveman trade is that DiPoto is rightly viewing their record as a product of good fortune than ability level. Their pythagorean record is 10 games below .500. Their lineup stinks, which hasn’t stopped them from pummeling my pitching this year, and their starting pitching is meh at best.

However, I can understand the inclination to want to ride your luck for the final couple months.

bigbear
bigbear
1 year ago

Drop Duran for Tellez?

(Or Belly, haha! I’m not crying! You’re crying! Thanks for the tissue btw…)

Who’s drafted higher Belly or Yelich? That’s not a hot schmotato, that’s a loaded turd!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Looks like Marte to the A’s. Someone get Oaktown Steve his fainting couch!

Michael B
Michael B
1 year ago

With the news of Bobby Witt jr. Being moved to triple A, and whit merrifield being on the table for trades, its realistic that bobby could be called up to majors shortly after the deadline with a few Triple A starts, hes a tempting speculative pickup

Potential options of people to drop: jarren duran, jarred kelenic, Joe ross, Toussaint, gregorius, dylan carlson.

Some of these people are solid or potentially good, but from my understanding Bobby witt jr. Has been unstoppable in double A

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Should I maintain faith in duran? He was scoring a lot when he was called up and hes slowed down a bit, and kelenic has heated up a little lately (getting more than one hit in a game and scoring 1 run occasionally instead of constantly scoring 0 runs) should I expect consistent good offense from these two in the second half? One more so than the other perhaps?

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS

Which side?

A- Means, Luis Garcia, Domingo German
B-Flaherty, Gonsolin

Similar:
A- Means, Luis Garcia, Domingo German
B-Flaherty, Edwin Diaz

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? As you alluded to, the Graveman trade is not going over well in the Northwest. Not the type of deal that is going to get you an extension, but what do I know? Seattle players were “anonymously” ripping Dipoto in the papers today.

Yelich is the southend of horse heading north. Still not too far removed from his last productive season in 2019, which will get him drafted in the 80s next season, but is probably closer to the 105-115 range.

Take-er easy…

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m fine with Yelich in the 80’s for 12-team (or less) with daily moves.

But for 15-team, NFBC draft and holds, (where I’ll have to replace him with the Josh Naylor’s and Gregory Polanco’s of the fantasy world)…I’ll likely not take the risk until 120-150 range. In those leagues, I’ll risk it AFTER a #1 closer, a #3 SP and 5 safer hitters.

I bet he’ll be drafted 70-90 though

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Starling Marte to the A’s? That’s how you do it, Mariners. Sheeeeesshhh.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, you dropping Josiah yet? I would be surprised if he is of much use ROS…

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

12 team H2H, trying to hold onto 1st place through the injuries:

Willson Contreras or Garver at C?
Josh Rojas or IKF at SS?
Wilmer Flores or JD Davis at INF?

Thanks.

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

Baddoo starting today against a lefty, makes me a happy panda. I think your take from last week’s Buy column that he will outperform bigger names like Kelenic/Duran ROS is right on.

Are you so sure on Bader as a schmotato? It’s not every day you can get a 20/20 guy who Ks only 16% of the time off waivers. I am torn between him and Soler, as the home run splurge is nice but when you are zero-for-everything-but-homers that screams regression. Then again, maybe the regression is that he gets more non homer hits…

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Pham or Baddoo

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Hey Grey, if Bauer gets completely exonerated in court, you think he pitches again this year?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

I am running into a logjam for my bench. People coming off the IL and such I have to make some moves

hitter question: Oneil bellinger and baddoo on bench is bader better then any or just a hotty right now?

Pitching: net svs hlds league I have Williams coming off the IL and Sewald on waivers current Rp are Karinchak and Hembree who to keep?

My bottom end pitchers are alacantera who hasnt been great lately Mclanahan gilbert snell and toussant. Any of these dropworthy?

Thanks for the help

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Shitwolf
1 year ago

maybe to simplify my jargon I have to cut 3 of the players i listed haha

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Been killed by injuries. 11 team daily roto league 6×6 with ops and holds the extra categories. We use QS instead of wins. We keep 5 260 budget

Current team:
C Stassi
1b Vlad
2b Schoop
SS Tatis
3b Machado
CI Alonso
MI Baez
OF Bellinger
OF Conforto
OF Dom Smith
OF Vaughn
OF Duran
U Franmil
B Wander
IL Acuna
IL Lindor
IL Schwarber

SP Castillo
SP Lynn
SP Means
SP Mahle
SP Kyle Hendricks
RP A Reyes
RP Romano
RP D Castillo
P Clase
P Pomeranz
B Beiber
B T Rogers

Currently in 1st. I’m debating dropping Duran for Touki. I can’t move a SS and Wander is a keeper. Do I go with a non full roster for hitters or is there anyone I should cut for Touki? With so many injuries I’m falling in K’s and QS and was wondering your thoughts. Thank

Currently
2nd in runs 3rd is 2 behind me 1st 16 ahead of me
1st in hr have a 22 hr lead
1st in rbi 62 rbi lead
Need avg and ops

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

With my roster grabbing varsho rather cut stassi or Duran?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day!

As a Graveman owner, i’m in a bit of mourning. In a Saves-only (no holds) league, is he even worth holding? Some jerk has been holding Sewald for weeks (apparently he saw this trade coming), so the only “closers” available are:

– Garrett
– Soria
– Fairbanks
– Steckenrider

any of these guys worth adding?

Also, dropped Grichuck for LaMonte Wade and his hot bat, but now he’s DTD. is he worth holding or cut bait?

Also 2, other league – Bader is available; would you drop CJ Cron (DTD) for him?

thanks as always

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, then September 27th is your day.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

VinWins would be correct, but I suppose you can make chocolate milk with milk chocolate… so problem solved!

If I drop Wade Jr, best available Hot Schmotato’s are:
– Tellez
– Soler
– Brian Anderson
– Kyle Seager

Also, I just noticed in my “other league” both Baddoo & Bader are available. do you like 1 over the other?

thanks as always!

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS

Votto or Goldschmidt?

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Kim or sandoval ros? Qs league

RICE
RICE
1 year ago

Need to drop one:

JD Davis or B Lowe?

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

One more question: Who do you like best of the below?

Votto, Soler, or Bader?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Grey,

Your Kyle Tucker drop kick comment reply was a great mental image. Thank you. You starting Kikuchi today against HOU? Robot seems to be meh on it.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Good deal. Also since you are soliciting responses for it.. I see Yelich as a top 100 guy, but that could change if he looks like booty during spring training or gets hurt…. Again.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think you’re right. Yelich hasn’t looked right since the great foul-off-the-knee incident of 2019. I’m not in a rush next year for sure.

Sidebar – but after that last crazy 12k start, are you still out on Kikuchi overall? Or would you drop for someone like Megill or Houck? Kikuchi’s velocity was back up on that last start and obviously the swing and miss stuff was there. He’s been an enigma for me this season. I’m hesitant to drop, but I also have no idea what to expect from him from start to start.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Fair enough. Just curious. Thanks man!