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.

  1. Simsbad says:
    (link)

    Toro only homered because Kyle Tucker knocked it over the wall.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
      (link)

      sounds about right, dude doesn’t seemingly hit the ball very hard yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Tucker tipped it, it’s not like he Pele-kicked it from 175 feet away over the fence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, I was watching

  2. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
    (link)

    NL only with holds and saves sold separately and QS over wins. 10 team h2h. d-will back today i didn’t get to it in time (MIL won 9-0 so no leverage RP went anyway or shouldn’t have).

    SP: gausman, gallen, s.gray, kim, megill, desclafani, muller, miley, brubaker
    RP: (4 slots max, lately gausman is in one of them so i have 9/3 SP/RP rather than the usually wanted 8/4): chafin, kimbrel, t.may

    1. brubaker the easy drop first i’d assume here for d.will back up

    2. with chafin to OAK, i’m guessing he moves ahead of 7th inning petit (and his garbage K rate) but if he doesn’t move ahead of diekman is he a better hold than any of these which i could obtain (we’re NL only but do not lose the stats midseason for that season if a guy gets traded away like chafin, albeit if i drop him nobody can add him): n.ramirez, matzek (but he’s at least behind c.martin), brach (who i had earlier when he might’ve held on over hembree, didn’t happen), givens, j.kelly (appears to be 7th inning man now, but of course we got j.nelson, v.gonz, and now graterol back too), brogdon (can’t be him though, PHI quite cluttered and might trade for more guys), g.cab (7th inning and still often wild as shit, easy to believe he might lead league in hitting people), a.adams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Yeah
      2. I’d guess Chafin and Diekman share 8th inning, depending on who’s up — I’d hold for now with these options, I guess Brach is possibility

  3. The Harrow says:
    (link)

    (written 2 days ago)
    i appear to be the last to know this (or the first i guess, crazy i didn’t till just now though): fantrax and espn if you start the pitcher otani you also DO in fact get his stats. i noticed i had a steal today in both an espn and fantrax league where i have otani the pitcher starting for pitching stats. not ONE of my hitters in either league had a steal but daily stats or matchup stats show me having 1 steal, otani’s 1 steal. so everybody but yahoo figured out how to actually do this, which is awesome.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
      (link)

      For ESPN at least, it’s merely temporary. Check back now and you will see you didn’t get Ohtani’s hitting stats.

      • The Harrow says:
        (link)

        what the hell, it was a tease that they finally fixed this, how do you that happened (might have just been you checked your team’s last 2 days of stats). that’s worse than not fixing it, fixing it for one day. you are right on espn, just checked, now have no steals on the 2 day matchup week. has this been going on whole time this year? (i.e. they give otani’s hitting stats when you start him at pitcher, assuming he hit that day, which he mostly has) but the next day take them off?!

        checked fantrax’s again. it’s a roto so i’ll try just checking last 2 days hitting stats, so not as for sure as in espn where the h2h matchup stats have their own area. yep, appears to have stuck, i have 1 steal over those 2 days, and only otani’s 1 steal shows up as being that one steal. so at least they fixed this (if anybody would’ve did it first it makes sense it’s fantrax).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, one or other

  4. Harley Earl says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    I know you have noticed but I gotta ask anyway. Have you noticed Tellez’s numbers strictly since he came to Milwaukee? Or since the All-Star break? Dude is mashing liked mashed potatoes never have been! I don’t know about you, but Tellez is screaming BUY!!! lol

    Also, on your tidbit about Yellich. I think he’s a great buy low candidate next year because I believe that might be enough time for the knee to heal properly and begin to cooperate in him getting his power back. Plus, I’m of the opinion he will really dedicate himself in the off-season to getting … oh no, don’t say it … “In the best shape of his life.” … ohhhhh, shizz, I said it. lol.

    Still, with all that said, I would not draft Yellich until at least pick 125-150. I’m not convinced he ever gets the power back, and I’m not getting burned going any higher for him. There’s more value to be had elsewhere. Remember, I warned you about a power outage some eons ago, so none of this surprises me.

    Something I want to reiterate after saying it a couple days ago, did you realize Yellich has 16 extra base hits total? That’s 9 doubles, 6 homers and 1 triple for a breath-taking .367 slugging percentage. Yeah, I’m not spending a high pick on that shizz, next year or any year ever again.

    • Harley Earl says:
      (link)

      One more thing, Wil Myers sucks and I will cut him after this season. He’s a bench bat for the Palos now. Boo.

      • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
        (link)

        i was surprised when yelich’s stats magically flew from a slap hitting AVG hitter with some steals to a 5 category OPS beast like overnight when he was traded to MIL. i didn’t fade him as hard as say dj lemehieu (a guy who somehow never hit HR’s after many years at COL but suddenly goes to NYY and does?) during what’s so far been their peak years but it seemed odd for sure. i don’t see any specific reason why this last offseason didn’t make him any healthier than the next one, but k.bryant took about 4 years to get his shoulder (and/or back) healthy so guess it’s possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, could be on Yelich, I’m not sure, he’s truly broken, and it’s not clearly a health thing, he’s not hitting the ball on a good plane — 125 sounds way later than he’ll go

      • Harley Earl says:
        (link)

        Oh for sure, he’ll go way earlier than 125.

        I’m just saying that I won’t consider him until then. That’s what my feeling is about him until he proves he’s healthy again. I’d expect him to go in the 60 to 80 range of most drafts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, I hear ya

  5. bossmanjunior333 says:
    (link)

    Top 2 to (stutterer!) to stash on the IL: Senzel, Severino, N Anderson, Kluber, Urquidy, Duffy

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
      (link)

      me saying senzel, severino (NYY), depending on severino’s most recent setback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Severino, Senzel

  6. Yaz Mantle says:
    (link)

    I moved Durran out and Rooker in. all rooker does is hit. thoughts on him ros?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
      (link)

      in small sample (48 at bats) he’s got a .673 OPS, so “all rooker does” equals 4 days here. is hitting 2nd and well for 4 days certainly. should have job for ROS i’d think with cruz gone, kirilloff out all year (but ask itch about miranda possible).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rooker is a schmotato

  7. Edgar says:
    (link)

    JRam and Desclafani for Trea Turner ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure, if you need SBs

  8. Bbboston says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    I have Luis Robert reserved and plan on activating when appropriate. What’s your expectation ROS? Can he contribute in both HR and SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Can be a top 30 bat, HR and SBs, sure, just as he was in the preseason, nothing’s changed, he was just out

  9. Bbboston says:
    (link)

    ROS:
    Romano or Trevino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Trivino

  10. Gonzman says:
    (link)

    Hello good peeps at Razzball..my question is

    Should I drop any of the following for sewald?( 12 h2h points redraft)
    Wander Franco
    Wily Adames
    Sonny Gray
    Tanner Houck

    Or hold?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gray or Adames, depends on needs

  11. Wilson says:
    (link)

    I need QS/WHIP/ERA, and I have many potential keepers on hand.
    So I am thinking to trade my Bellinger for DeSciafani, any thoughts? Thanks.

    • Wilson says:
      (link)

      By the way, 5×5 OBP/QS 6-keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Do better or different

  12. Wilson says:
    (link)

    When will Luis Robert come back from IL? I drafted him in my 4th round in 10-team keeper league. Hope he can contribute soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No idea, maybe a week?

  13. galica123 says:
    (link)

    Grey!!!!

    Solid!!!

    a. Heard at the Mets game.

    Fan reading the program, ‘JEickhoff? Sounds right!’

    b. Also heard at the Mets game (alternative ending)

    Wife (to husband lamenting over another Mets loss): ‘Honey, what can he do. His name is Jared.’

    c. Tied for first in my ESPN league. Eloy and a bunch of other guys…

    d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 28, 2021

    Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Do you realize our army is facing disastrous defeat? What do you intend to do about it?’

    Chicolini: ‘I’ve done it already.’

    Rufus T. Firefly: ‘You’ve done what?’

    Chicolini: ‘I’ve changed to the other side.’

    Firefly=Groucho; Chicolini=Chico

    Duck Soup

    e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 28, 2021

    ‘Most of the black players on our team did not support me, and that hurt,’ Jackson said. ‘Nobody really wanted to locker next to me.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks!

      B. Haha

      C. Nice!

      D. Ha!

  14. Dude says:
    (link)

    You starting Megill against the Braves tonight? Need a QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  15. Sean says:
    (link)

    Drop Carlos Santana for Rowdy Tellez, Kyle Seager, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Seager

  16. Dave Funnell says:
    (link)

    I feel like a lot of the Cardinals’ hitters are good buy lows, but I’m not sure if that’s for this year or next year. They’re 21st in HR, 25th in BA, 24th in OPS and 26th in R. I don’t get it, as I thought they’d be better. I read an article about how Tommy Edman discussed that there are no in game adjustments, pre-game preparedness and more. Here are some players I feel should be better….would you buy low on any of them?

    Dylan Carlson – while he’s only been around for this and last year, he was rushed to the majors, is only 22 years old, and has started his career through a pandemic.

    Tommy Edman – 2019 might be an outlier year, though I do wonder if there’s a .300 bat in him somewhere. Already 26…

    Paul Goldschmidt – has been on fire since summer hit, but I wonder how much longer until he starts to fizzle out, as he will be 34 soon. I’m not opposed to rostering mid 30’s players at all, I just am cautious of things starting to dwindle.

    Nolan Arenado – are his years with the Cardinals going to look like this? I feel like he has to improve, since his numbers look like 2020, and I know he’s better.

    Harrison Bader – okay, right now not a buy low, but he’s a career .244 hitter, and he’s either made adjustments or is the hottest schmoato ever, but as long as he’s healthy, perhaps he’s a .265 bat with double digit power and speed?

    Any thoughts on any of these players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d buy low on Carlson, Edman and Bader, though last one as you say isn’t a buy low at this current time

  17. Steve says:
    (link)

    A trading ghost yard league, 2 proposals appeared . . . your thoughts, please (and thank you).

    10 team categories; 1st place with pitching as a strength

    #1
    Send ~ Wheeler, Bryant & Adames
    Receive ~ JRamirez, Meadows & Eflin

    #2 (meh, but I bring it to the teacher for commentary anyways)
    Send ~ Manaea & Croneworth (waiver pick-ups)
    Receive ~ Yelich (billed as a late season lottery ticket?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1 works for me

      2. Meh

  18. eballs says:
    (link)

    Drop Flexen for one

    Houck
    Gallen
    Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Taijuan

  19. Succos Baseball says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Follow up on my potential selling in my 12 team mixed H2H Yahoo Keeper League, OBP instead AVG, QS instead of W, SV+H instead of SV. Would you see a can’t be kept after this year Mike Trout for any of the following? 25 rd draft, FA kept in the 10th

    Ryan McMahon 21st next 2 years
    Jared Walsh 16 next 2 years
    Jared Kelenic 10 next 2 years

    If Kelenic was a little later, I feel like he might be worth it, but as of now, don’t believe he is in Top 150 players going into 2022 drafts without a solid end to the year. Can also flip Trout for a pick for next year.

    • Succos Baseball says:
      (link)

      Owner offered me a 9th rd pick for Trout or Kelenic and a later rd pick for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Walsh or Kelenic, that order

  20. Thundergunn says:
    (link)

    The mets w/ Kumar…SMH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, it must’ve been known, which is why he fell

  21. Jogon says:
    (link)

    12 teams dynasty league, keep 15 players
    C – Grandal
    1B – Walsh, Vaughn
    2B – Muncy, India
    SS – Franco
    3B – Riley
    OF – Robert, Meadows, Alvarez, Tucker, Kelenic, Baddoo, Duran, Soler
    SP – Woodruff, Peralta, Fried, Plesac, Morton, Marquez, Skubal
    RP – Castillo, Pomeranz, Barlow, Green, Garrett

    I want to improve my SPs : what is the best trade if any :

    1 – Alvarez, Walsh, Plesac vs Alonso, Mccullers, Suarez
    2- Alvarez, Walsh, Fried, Duran vs Alonso, Mccullers, Suarez, Paddack
    3- Mccullers-Paddack vs Walsh/Marquez
    4 – Wheeler, Mcculers, Suarez vs Alvarez, Walsh, Fried

    Thoughts ?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      Those feel unecessary. Your offense is stacked, I would look to do a one-for-one. Like just one of your 1B or one OF for an SP.

      • Jogon says:
        (link)

        One on one looks like a good option :

        Who do I target with
        – Walsh
        -Alvarez
        -Meadows ?

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          That’s not really my milieu. Grey can help with this. I tend to look at my opposition first to see if there’s a mutual fit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      If you’re looking to improve your SPs, why are there so many bats in these trades?

      Walsh for Rodon, Giolito, Gausman, Wheeler or Lynn? There’s

      https://razzball.com/trade_analyzer_mlb/

      You can play around with possibilities

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Not that order, btw

        Hmm…Wheeler, Rodon, Gausman, Lynn, Gio — that order

  22. chris says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey,

    Good morning.

    I need space in my team to insert Eloy.

    I haven’t done it because I need some SP start until tomorrow.

    To clear one space, I can do the below trade:

    Give: Pleasc + Price
    Get: Manoah

    Should I do ti?

    If the other team doesn’t accept, who do you like more going forward: Pleasac or Price?

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fine — I’d prolly try Price

  23. Lower the Jolly Roger says:
    (link)

    Grey .. 12 team dynasty… may be a little nutso.. would you trade Belly for Mullins & Brennen Davis? Keep 10 + 10 farm .. thank you Sir

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agree with Cram

  24. Tom says:
    (link)

    Grey a few weeks ago you were quite high on the return of Nico Hoerner, he hasn’t done much, just wondering if you are still holding any enthusiasm for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Like to see where he bats in the order after the deadline

  25. Trader says:
    (link)

    I was surprised to read your shot at Flexen since you said to start him vs Houston yesterday. Hindsight is always so clear. Bot hated the start but I went with the human.
    Bot = 1
    Human = 0

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
      (link)

      the bot “lost” that numerous times when flexen was running good (not that i believed the results much). if some random human added flexen before his great run and just forgot they owned him they’d be in good shape.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      There’s no way you couldn’t have started Flexen last night with how he was going, it was just clear it wasn’t going to last

  26. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
    (link)

    Yelich might barely stay in the top 100. He will go after Grichuk, so there is your point of reference . His back trouble has torched his value and career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hmm…Maybe, but after Grichuk sounds too late

  27. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
    (link)

    16 teamer dynasty OPS/hits/total bases added, garver or torrens, garver just got dropped. torrens starts everyday (SEA those goofy bastards like CIN play 2 catchers a day often, more so since the DH).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Garver is hurt again, not sure how bad, so Torrens

  28. Ian from the Heights says:
    (link)

    Yaz or Votto ros? Thanks

    • Ian from the Heights says:
      (link)

      I meant Yaz or Soler ros. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Soler

  29. Trickrey says:
    (link)

    Would you drop Graveman for Seward in a H2H 6×6 league that is SV+H? Or are we thinking graveman slides in as primary setup for HOU

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
      (link)

      over say stanek, hells yeah (current HOU 8th inning before graveman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Graveman is the 8th inning guy now, so I guess hold

  30. Sport says:
    (link)

    I’m guessing I don’t own Yelich on any re-draft teams next year. Maybe if he slides back to around the ninth or tenth round, but my guess is my 3 OF spots are filled (fulled?) by then with a top 20 guy, and a couple you have ranked higher than Yahoo! Like Castellanos and Franmil this year.

    I do have Yelich, unfortunately on one of my dynasty teams. Tried moving him early when you said sell but couldn’t find a taker. Guess I’ll ride it out.

    Thank you for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No problem! 9th round of a 10 teamer sounds about right

  31. Mike Honcho says:
    (link)

    Alzolay and Houck dropped in my 12 teamer…are you dropping Stripling or Odorizzi for either or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Stripling for Houck

  32. Alps says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Isiah Kiner for Ketel Marte
    It is a keeper league and Kiner could be kept for $6 next year but Marte would be $31 so I doubt he would be kept
    I am in 3rd place and I need offense.
    What do you think?

    • The Harrow says:
      (link)

      assuming you can fit that into budget easy yep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  33. toolshed says:
    (link)

    I asked about carrasco last week and you said you moved on in one league. Now that he is coming back, are you expecting him to be useful? It has been a very bumpy ride so far and he hasn’t even pitched yet. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Prolly on a pitch count and wouldn’t be shocked to see him on the IL again by mid-August, but I’d pick him up if he were available

  34. Jimmy Jack James says:
    (link)

    Better RP for ratios and potential of saves – Pomz or Bender?

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bender

  35. Joe says:
    (link)

    Drop Duran for Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  36. Eric says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Would you stream any of the following today?

    Heaney vs. COL
    Houser @ PIT
    Wily Peralta @ MIN

    H2H with QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      None

  37. BAC says:
    (link)

    11 team 5×5

    Houck Very negative on SON today at home against Toronto But it doesn’t seem to love rookies are you starting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I am

      • BAC says:
        (link)

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  38. scoboticus says:
    (link)

    Duran in a doubleheader today. The two pitchers? Steven Matz and Robbie Ray. Oy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Can’t catch a break

  39. thekid2004 says:
    (link)

    Better dynasty approach while trying to go for it this season, without sacrificing the future. Values are for next year:

    1) Gallen ($3) & Adames (not kept) for Gleyber ($15)
    2) Same as above for Bregman ($24)
    3) Same as above + Witt Jr. ($5) for Gleyber ($15)/Bregman ($24)/Cole (not kept)

    To me, 3 feels like too much future value for too much current uncertainty.
    What say you, Wizard Grey?

    • thekid2004 says:
      (link)

      Rest of lineup for context. 6×6 OBP/QS
      C: Garver
      1B: Alonso ($18)
      2B: Kike
      SS: Adames
      3B: Moncada ($24), JD Davis
      OF: Soto ($16), JDM, Pham, Grisham

      SP: Gallen ($3), Tony Disco, Kikuchi, F. Peralta, Nola, Manoah, Cobb, Touki, Urquidy, Ynoa
      RP: Chapman, Yimi, Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No idea of size of league so no idea if those are good prices

      • thekid2004 says:
        (link)

        Sorry – 12 team 6×6 OBP/QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d do 1 or 2, not 3

  40. Gregg says:
    (link)

    Haase or Christian Vazquez in 12 tm league H2H 6×6 (HR, R, SB, RBI, OBP and Total Bases)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haase

  41. Huffin Gas says:
    (link)

    Re: Nationals. Talk about an organization on the downs. Corbin’s fuel is running low with a couple years left on the contract. Strasburg was a really bad signing. Mad Max’s time with the team is coming to an end. Trea Turner seems to want to go to free agency. Is the organization really going to put up the $450+ million to sign Soto long term when the time comes? Robles and Kieboom are duds. They’re in a bad spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, they dropped from a WS champ so fast

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
      (link)

      At least they’ll always have R Zimmerman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Hahaha

  42. andfog99 says:
    (link)

    Rank ROS: Pham, Laureano, Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Laureano, Pham

  43. Huffin Gas says:
    (link)

    Yelich is Stanton territory for me. Where was Stanton going this year? Like, 8th – 10th round in 12 teamers? However, Yelich has name value so I see peeps drafting him top 75 overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That’s a good way of looking at it, I think you’re right

  44. Jeffe says:
    (link)

    Was proposed Manny Machado for Nolan Arenado and Gausman. Who wins this one, Grey? I’m torn on this one. I still have Woodruff as my ace and Jack Flarety returning soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Depends what you need, it’s fair…If it’s a shallow league, Machado

      • Jeffe says:
        (link)

        This league is a shallow one.

  45. Jeffe says:
    (link)

    Flaherty*

  46. Donnie baseball says:
    (link)

    16 team mixed league with 13 keepers I am In last place and trying to trade deGrom. Looking to next year. Who are some players I could target knowing I probably wouldn’t get full value for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      If you’re looking to next year, why would you want to trade the best pitcher in baseball away? Guess try for a top 10 bat

  47. Steamin Beamen says:
    (link)

    Good morning!

    Could you please rank these drops…Pablo Lopez, Josiah Gray, John Means?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lopez, Gray

  48. toolshed says:
    (link)

    Is Patrick Sandoval legit and do you see continued success? He has been very helpful. Do you like him? The rest of season rankings were not very good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      He can be legit if he commands his pitches, I just went over him on Monday

      • toolshed says:
        (link)

        I will review. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  49. Mr. Wing Wang Wu says:
    (link)

    Need to drop one…Means, Mclananananhanahan, or Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Means

  50. larry womack says:
    (link)

    Looking to pickup Tellez-Need to drop one of Straw or A. Rosario.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Straw

  51. ray says:
    (link)

    Grey, how would you feel about dealing Brantley for McCullers?

    My OF is

    Brantley
    Teoscar
    O’Neil
    Bader

    My thought is that I will have Castellanos off of IL in 2-3 weeks to take Brantley’s spot.

    Rotation

    Gausman
    Nola
    Ray
    Castillo
    Kikuchi
    Sandoval
    Megill
    Houck

    I am thinking wait a bit longer to make sure Castellanos is healing well, as my trade deadline is Sunday

    • ray says:
      (link)

      Sorry
      OF is

      Brantley
      Judge
      Teoscar
      O’Neil
      Bader

      Castellanos IL
      4 OR league, so one is DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Works for me

      • ray says:
        (link)

        Bit concerned about Castellanos power coming off of wrist…think he’ll bounce back ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Pretty sure it will be an issue

          • ray says:
            (link)

            Yea, which gives me pause on the trade of Brantley….little power, I get it…but still another good hitter to fill that OF spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Gotcha

  52. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, I wouldn’t start Kikuchi

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
        (link)

        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.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, injuries happen, this is more about if he’s healthy…He’s likely around 75-85

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
            (link)

            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.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I’m not out on Kikuchi, I just think vs. Astros seems dangerous…

              • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
                (link)

                Fair enough. Just curious. Thanks man!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  No problem

  53. RICE says:
    (link)

    Need to drop one:

    JD Davis or B Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lowe

      • RICE says:
        (link)

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

        Votto, Soler, or Bader?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Votto

  54. toolshed says:
    (link)

    Kim or sandoval ros? Qs league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kinda matchups dependent, but Kim

  55. ESPN Points, ROS

    Votto or Goldschmidt?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Votto

  56. Dancin Homer says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I love chocolate milk! Nah, Graveman not worth holding…Soria

      Can cut if there’s options

      Lose Cron for Bader

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
        (link)

        Well, then September 27th is your day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha

          • Dancin Homer says:
            (link)

            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!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Haha — Soler — Akil

  57. Brett says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I don’t see a hitter to drop outside of Duran, but you shouldn’t go with a non-complete team of hitters

      • Brett says:
        (link)

        With my roster grabbing varsho rather cut stassi or Duran?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Stassi

  58. Shitwolf says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Not really sure what the players are I’m choosing from to drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Doesn’t sound it

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Karinchak

  59. Umpy70 says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Would be shocking

  60. Oddball Herrera says:
    (link)

    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…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah — Soler or Bader is more about needs

  61. pizza5788 says:
    (link)

    Pham or Baddoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Pham

  62. Jason Murray says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Garver if healthy

      Rojas is on IL

      JD

  63. ray says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  64. Slimcompoop says:
    (link)

    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…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, you might be right on Yelich, 80s seems about right to me… Graveman trade is so puzzling, but I guess they like Toro once Seager’s gone

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
        (link)

        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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, I hear that, makes sense

    • Slimcompoop says:
      (link)

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Wow

  65. 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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Flaherty sides

  66. Michael B says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh, maybe in Sept.

      You’re just juggling rookies moving Duran for Witt

      • Michael b says:
        (link)

        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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          If you need SBs, Duran is good, otherwise move on

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hahaha

  68. bigbear says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Tellez doesn’t play every day, and won’t steal, so different things

      Haha — Belly

  69. Fred Garvin MP says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      They’re collectively a .200 hitting team, you don’t think that’s good? How dare you!

  70. bigb says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  71. martin rostoker says:
    (link)

    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!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Is Corey better than Cody? I’d take Urias

      2. Sure

      3. No, you should drop him if you’re not starting him there

      • martin rostoker says:
        (link)

        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!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha, yeah, of course it’s the real Robbie Ray!

  72. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
    (link)

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

    Bobby Bradley
    Wander Franco
    Cody Bellinger
    Harrison Bader
    Alec Bohm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cody, Wander, Bader

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
        (link)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  73. scoboticus says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Interesting!

  74. Keeks says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, yup

  75. scoboticus says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Next year, man, next year!

  76. Shitwolf says:
    (link)

    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 :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Devin over Hembree

  77. Keeks says:
    (link)

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

    • Keeks says:
      (link)

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Ha, I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not great

  78. scoboticus says:
    (link)

    Oh wow. J.A. Happ is Terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  79. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No, Trout, Adell, Kelenic was a great outfield I built

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
        (link)

        HAHA! Feel like someone gave us a Colonic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha indeed

        • hot corner says:
          (link)

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

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Haha it’s so painful

  80. Big Daddy Jeats says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      plus he hit another today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Totally agreed! He’s showing more power than Stanton

  81. stevie says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Looking at Bednar

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Sewald looks awesome tho…Him over Bednar for now

  82. Lil Petey says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moncada

  83. sportivetricks says:
    (link)

    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I dropped Hansel last night…I only wish I could’ve dropped him harder and from higher up — lurves!

      • sportivetricks says:
        (link)

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

        Thanks and lurrrrrrve!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha No problem

  84. herschel says:
    (link)

    @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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes, you can lose him

  85. Corey says:
    (link)

    Drop any of these guys for Baddoo?

    Pham
    Kike
    E.Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kiké

  86. rhodyballer says:
    (link)

    Please rank Joakim, Ranger or Sewald for a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sewald…..Ranger

  87. Joe Beisbol says:
    (link)

    Yimi traded. Floro or Bender?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bender

      • Joe Beisbol says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Brutal

  88. G Dawkins says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes, add him but over DeJong, no?

  89. G Dawkins says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Why would you drop Crawford and not DeJong? Is it JP Crawford? Then okay

      • G Dawkins says:
        (link)

        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.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Oh, I want Brandon

          • G Dawkins says:
            (link)

            Maybe drop Adolis for Jazz as my bench bat?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Nah, for what if you have Crawford

  90. Dancin Homer says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  91. DonnieB says:
    (link)

    Bender over Soto,Hembree or Bard? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Over Hembree

  92. hondo says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      He prolly can’t throw more than another 40 IP but not sure why Tyler has anything to do with Logan

      • hondo says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Gotcha

  93. herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bednar

  94. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Not Happ(y).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeouch

      • SteveNZ says:
        (link)

        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…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, brutal

  95. Will says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bender

  96. Will says:
    (link)

    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HAHA

      • Will says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah

          • SteveNZ says:
            (link)

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Oh yeah!

  97. stevie says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yuck

  98. Licketty Splits says:
    (link)

    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  99. JC says:
    (link)

    1. Bader for Montas
    2. Bader for Trivino

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bader, depends on needs

  100. toolshed says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, easily

  101. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
        (link)

        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).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Meh, forget him

          • SteveNZ says:
            (link)

            Yeah, just checked ROS rater and projections. Dogshit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Haha

          • William Hung says:
            (link)

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

            2022 Matt Chapman sleeper post!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Haha, no, never!

              • William Hung says:
                (link)

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

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Than who?

                  • The Harrow says:
                    (link)

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

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Haha, I mean, I like Chapman, but to make like I’m his biggest fan…I accepted he sucked like 2 months ago

  102. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
    (link)

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

    THANKS GREY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Touki

  103. Licketty Splits says:
    (link)

    E Escobar to my Brewers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, yup

  104. scoboticus says:
    (link)

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

    • Licketty Splits says:
      (link)

      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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Out months

  105. toolshed says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, same

    • Licketty Splits says:
      (link)

      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 says:
        (link)

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
            (link)

            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.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Yeah, true

  106. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
    (link)

    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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bednar

  107. JC says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      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 says:
        (link)

        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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  108. Scott Kimmel says:
    (link)

    Grey,

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

    • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
      (link)

      yeppers. after that last touki start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, yeah, sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
        (link)

        LAUGHING AT THE NICKNAME I GAVE TOUSSAINT?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
          (link)

          Gallo traded to NYY

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah funny

          • Scott Kimmel says:
            (link)

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Haha nah it’s all yours

  109. Primetime says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Patino

  110. Shitwolf says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha I hate him so much

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
      (link)

      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 says:
        (link)

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

  111. Herschel says:
    (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Depends on needs

  112. Curious George says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haase over Gary

      • Curious George says:
        (link)

        Thanks to you both!

  113. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
        (link)

        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 says:
          (link)

          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.

  114. Joe Beisbol says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

      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.

  115. JC says:
    (link)

    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 says:
      (link)

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

      2. streamers all

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
        (link)

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

Comments are closed.