There was once a planet called *hris Davis that was all powerful, but had issues with contact so nobody knew about it.  Power split the planet in two.

Khris Davis, “You, the light side of the planet, me the dark side, but I vacuumed up all your power to combine into my own and now I have all the power.”
Chris Davis, “How could you!”
Khris, “Well, you stumbled into my lair, after going 0-for-52 trying to open the door.  Should you get your eyes checked?  I ask as a concerned villain.”
Chris, “You stole my power, Khris with a K!”
Khris, “Tut-tut-tut, Chris with a C.  It’s K-HR-ris!  Muahahahaha…”  Sips from a Capri Sun, then continues, “…hahahahahahaha…” Coughs a bit, ending his evil laugh, then adds a final sting, “Now you are as useful as that Qhris Davis meteroid playing for the Marlins’ Double-A team.”  Yesterday, Khris Davis (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .266) continued his barrage on baseballs, while Chris Davis (0-for-3, 1 run, hitting .000) continued his barrage on hitting.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .243.  If MLB outlaws position players pitching outside of 7-run games, I have a serious question, how will the O’s find someone to pitch after the third inning?  The umpire checks his lineup card, then, “Is a Yacabonis a 2nd baseman?”

J.B. Wendelken – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.18.  J.B. Wendleken sounds like a fine name if you are running an early 20th century eponymously-named department store.  “What is this – a kee-osk devoted to making up women?!  And at the front of the store no less!  Tarting up the face of women with powders and lip hues?!”  Employee, “Sir, these trousers look ridiculous for a man.”  J.B. Wendleken, “That is because they are not for a man.  They are for a woo-man!”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .323.  Semien with lift-off after getting the O’s pitching face.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .280.  He’s doing basically what I thought Cedric Mullins would do who is just being basic.  Smith will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but why wait for that mishegas?

Michael Wacha – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.28.  *looks at Streamonator*  Well, that makes the drop easier in shallow leagues, the matchups are not getting easier.

Jose Martinez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .259.  Since I own Dexter Fowler, I’m concerned this might be the beginning of the end of Fowler and the start of Jo-Mart’s everyday playing time.  I’m grabbing him now in shallower leagues, just in case (not Juan Nicasio).

Walker Buehler – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.25. Maybe Walker Buehler would be happier if the Dodgers traded for Jace Fry.  Any hoo!  Buy low!  Buehler is a top 10 starter, not an 8+ ERA guy, not even a 4+ ERA guy.  If you’re in a league where his owner is panicking, now is the time to pounce like a hipster in Brooklyn for anything artisanal.  “Were you honey bees farmed for longer than three hours?”  “Never, that produces tired honey.”  Buy! Buy! Buy!

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 4th homer, hitting .349.  Hey, I like Joc Pederson and I get the OBP/splits/yadda-blabbity-bloo, but how does Enrique wearing his Launch Angle Jeans move to 7th in the order while Pederson continues to hit leadoff?

Clayton Kershaw – Will make his season debut vs. the Reds.  I’d bet he will look good, until he is injured again, but that’s the safe bet.  Or maybe smart money might be on him not looking good and getting injured again soon.  He hasn’t exactly pitched crisply in the minors during his rehab assignment.  I’m now going to put these hedges on my landscape architect CV.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.65.  Sonavabench!  Damn, I over-managed that one.  Should’ve just started him.  Not sure how I thought he was a better guy to bench than German Marquez in Coors.  I need a nap. *five seconds later, claps hands*  I feel refreshed!

Amed Rosario – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He hit that ball a metric ton.  Is that far?  It is now!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .378.  He comes up to bat and I start Hammer dancing around my house, and it really is my house and not like when I would say “my house” and it was a Radio Shack.

Todd FrazierMets said he will return any day now.  Nooooooooooooooooo *enters nail salon, gets manicure, exits nail salon* oooooooooooooooooooo.  Please, Mets, I was just starting to have faith in you.  Can’t Frazier and Dexter Fowler go start a new team somewhere else?

Johan Camargo – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Wanna hear another story of Grey’s dumb managing?  Of course, you do.  Somehow I picked up Camargo for Friday instead of Thursday, because I dropped a guy whose game had started and…*eats glass*  Garbled, “I’m good.”

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Tildaddy is done drinking his beer!

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.41.  I guess it’s one’s perception, but that seems a little unGodley.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .220.  Finally, you people are making some headway.  Now please become more aggressive about dropping him. He needs to be spurred on.

Jon Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  vs. Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at ERA at 1.62.  There’s talk that Samardzija threw more sliders, successfully, yesterday, but I don’t know if it’s a small sample size thing as a game plan to attack the Rockies or if it’s a new thing.  It’ll be a long time before I trust either pitcher again.  However, it was cool that the Rockies/Giants game was sponsored by Kid Rock’s Kowboy Kuts:

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Maybe he’s not a scrubmarine, but instead a hot schmotato alert!

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Member last week when I didn’t know why I drafted this schmohawk in multiple leagues?  This week, I know why.  Next week:  TBD.

Nate Eovaldi – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.40.  The Red Sox pitchers’ elaborate plan to make Chris Sale look better by comparison is working splendidly.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He is so smoking hot.  Send this guy to Fire Island and let him hustle for a living.  Yes, you absolutely should pick him up.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ya know what the Jays need?  A 1B/DH-type.  If they could only find one of those.  Making bread with the wry!

Freddy Galvis – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I know this is goofy, but since he returned from his first off-day in three years, he has been on it, now three homers in the last five games, and around $20 of value on our 7-Day Player Rater (yes, we have one of those too).

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .241.  The Jays announced his home run was longest ever in Fenway, then retracted it.  And we say metric system is confusing.  Geez.

JaCoby Jones – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL.  Mikie Mahtook was designated for assignment.  His assignment is to either change his name to Mike, Michael or Mikey.  Mikie just looks dumb.

Spencer Turnbull – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.80.  Ya mean this fairly sure-shot schmohawk isn’t that good?  C’mon!

Leonys Martin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1).  Leonys taking revenge against the Tigers for letting him go.  If Martin could just be released by six more AL teams, he’ll be an All-Star.

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  Just Googled “Indians Bieber” and Justin Bieber is a huge draw in India.  By the way (terrible segue alert!), I watched Dehli Crime on Netflix, and it was terrible, but it’s fascinating to me that instead of cops handcuffing criminals in India, they hold their hand like they’re dating.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .365.  Somebody check his urine!  What?  No, not for asparagus smell!  So, he appears to have been a bargain at drafts this year so far, or sofa if a furniture magnet is reading.  Mansplainingly, the entire M’s offense appears to be a bargain so far.  What kind of supplements did they get in Japan?  Tonkatsudafed?

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 17th homer this week.  The Jelly Donut of Swat!  I’m been telling you to pick him up, not sure what else I can do.  Will you respond to a fantasy baseball ‘pert in a pinafore?

Connor Sadzeck – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  I mentioned him on this week’s podcast, because his name is Sadzeck.  So depressing.  Like my SAGNOF.  I still think Swarzak is the closer, but it’s becoming more fluid. *turns nose up* At least I hope that’s fluid.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and back-to-back games with homers.  I ignored mentioning his homer on Wednesday, but now it’s harder to avoid.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I could see some hot schmotatoness.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .306.  Doesn’t look so crazy now for adopting nine kids and naming them each a letter of Adalberto’s name, huh?  Though, it does annoy me when B stands where D goes.  “You’re not just background extras in my life!”  That’s me yelling at my nine children.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250, and has two homers in as many games.  Or one homer for each gam.  Not sure if he’s owned in fewer than 50% of leagues, so he’s not in my Buy column this afternoon, but he should be owned and/or bought or picked up.

Billy Hamilton – Carted off the field after a collusion with the outfield wall.  Those things don’t move, Billy.  He has a knee sprain and is day-today.  Terrance Gore could see an uptick in playing time, once he’s done running around the globe for fun.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 1st blown save.  Well, he got the chance like I said, but this isn’t how you run with the job.  You know who I want now, right?  Dick Lovelady!

Matt Kemp – 0-for-4, hitting .143.  Pretty cool how Scott Schebler hits two homers in the last three games, and David Bell takes that as a cue to bench him for Matt Kemp.  Pretttttay, pretttttay cool.

Sonny Gray – 4 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  When you can go more than 5 IP against the MIA Marlins, give me a call.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .297.  I’m old enough to remember when he had only one homer and was hitting .192, because I’M NOT FOUR DAYS OLD!

Pablo Lopez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.60.  Always liked FML, Fade and Low Lights off The Life of Pablo, and now thinking it might’ve had ominous connotations.

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Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey,

I own Yandi and Healy with no bench bat. Moreland , Swanson and Schoop are available and i have only 40 moves left for the rest of the season. Stay put or make move. My moves obviously are important so i better use them just in cases there is a real upgrade over my own players.

Thanks

Tigres
Tigres
3 years ago

Gray! 100 innings in and my ERA is 5.70. Its Startpocalypse Now!

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  Tigres
3 years ago

whoops GREY sorry for the ‘a’!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Both the HRs so far at Wrigley would have gone anyway, but the wind is blowing hard. 340 foot fly balls to center are going to go out today. Rizzo would have had his 5-6 rows up, but it almost cleared the stadium.

Lucky Dogg
Lucky Dogg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ah, the reverse jinx – I like it!

Lucky D-O-Double G
Lucky D-O-Double G
3 years ago

H-R to the Izzo!

Lucky D-O-double G, laying it down for the old OC.

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
3 years ago

Wow SON likey likes Pomeranz today. I just sharted typing those words. Are you buying or selling Pomeranz vs. COL…home game in SF?

howie2978
howie2978
3 years ago

9 team 5×5 roto.

Drop Piscotty for Meadows or Soler?

My other OFs are: Betts, Conforto, McCutchen, and Eloy.

Thanks!

Shine On You Crazy Glasnow
Shine On You Crazy Glasnow
3 years ago

Matz or Wacha ROS?

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

Need a spot start. Please pick one that you think can get some innings without getting blown up. Wins and strikeouts are secondary to innings, WHIP

T Williams at Nats
E Rod v O’s
Fiers v Rangers

Jc
Jc
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Williams is away. Other two are at home

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop any of yonny, fred peralta, caleb smith or fried in order to grab jose martinez?

thanks!

Daisy if ya do
Daisy if ya do
3 years ago

Grey, how much of a poo should I give about Aaron hicks this yr?? I’m in a dyno lge and I wanna keep him around but the need to rosterbate is strong. I’m kinda in limbo mode too where I can compete this yr but aren’t one of the stronger teams and like my youth too

Daisy if ya do
Daisy if ya do
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I can but jus bitin at bit to pick guys up lol. Yandy Diaz would be my pickup. Hicks or pivetta or Clint Frazier would be drop candidates

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Ugh, I did the same thing in the Matz/Marquez amalgam. Like Joe Public said, “You got to live and learn.”

JP
JP
3 years ago

Would you deal Bieber/Jose Ramirez for Springer/Blackmon?

Bunjamin
Bunjamin
3 years ago

McMahon or Profar? Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I need Grey-o-Nator – Who are your top 3 plays over Sat/Sun?

Luke Weaver v. SD
T. Ross @ Minn
Pineda v. TEX
C. Smith v. PHI
Strahm @ ARI
Kelly v. SD
Junis v. CLE
Cahill @ CHC
Mikolas @ CIN

Bunso
Bunso
3 years ago

One gotta go

My needs are runs, homers, and consistent at Bats for the rest of the year

Yandy
Laureano
Moreland
Pillar

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
3 years ago

Which side do you prefer? DominGOD + Eflin or Kluber?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

How did Gary Sanchez get hurt?!?!?!

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

By doing something dirty?

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
3 years ago

Please rank ros 10 team
Glasnow, Lucchesi, musgrove

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

!2 team with a 6th cat of OPS, 2 players at each position. I have Voit and Hosmer at 1b, with Hoskins eligible but in the OF.

1. Vogelbach or Hosmer?

2. Rudy is in one of my 3 “cutline” leagues. We are looking up at the leaders though. HA

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Yonder Alonzo or Jose Martinez? 6 cats ( the 6th being obp added to the standard 5 )

CloudTown
CloudTown
3 years ago

Was at the Braves game last night, great park. Camargo’s HR landed 4 rows in front of us, almost got Tildaddy’s HR! Alonso’s bomb was awesome too, fun night. Headed to Wrigley tomorrow, hoping Trout gets back in the lineup. Have a great weekend!

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Would you trade an injured Clevinger for Walker Buehler?

Yea
Yea
3 years ago

Choose 2, need homers, runs, and steady at-bats the rest of the year

Bauers
Vogelbach
Winker
Smith Jr.
Moreland
Pillar
Jo-Ma
Pinder
Galvis

wass
wass
3 years ago

Trying to decide pitchers due to weekly start limit, I freaked at the weather news for Hamels today –

Pick top two please:
Hamels (LAA) – $12.1
Paddack (@ARI) – $14.6
ERod (BAL) – $14.8
Holland (COL) – $16.3
Fried (NYM) – $8.7

I am leaning Paddack and Holland or is Hamels worth the risk due to the Angels lineup. Thanks Grey!

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Glad we agree haha thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Would you stream VV @ Miami. Son has him at $15.3.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

Let’s play ranking games!

1. Rank the following SS replacements for Trea: Galvis, Ketel, Schoop

2. Rank the following SPs: A.Sanchez, Cahill, Woodruff (and would you drop RP Rogers to add any of them)

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Pick uno por favor: Yonder Alonso, Winker, Laureano, C. Walker, Pederson, Nimmo, Jose Martinez or A Cabrera

Samesies: Yonny, EdRod, R. Hill, Godley or a closer like Swarzak, Minter, Gyvens, Parker

Thanks G-Dogg

Clive92
Clive92
3 years ago

Merrill Kelly or Carlos Rodon? Thanks!

chicitysox23
chicitysox23
3 years ago

My hitters are killing it right now. Lead my league or near the top in every hitting category we have. But my pitching stats, woof.

Staff is Paxton, Wheeler, Maeda, Lucchesi, Gausman and Hendricks with Iglesias, Davis, and Robertson in the pen. I felt pretty good about my pitching going into the start of the season. To early to panic on these guys, or make some moves?

hot corner
hot corner
3 years ago

Here is some food for thought, since I am trying to figure out what the heck is going on with SP’s this year. Of your pre-season Top 50 SP’s, there are 22 guys who threw 15 or less innings in spring training and don’t pitch for either TB or PIT(somehow they have figured out how to get guys ready for the season on low innings, probably on back fields). I exclude anyone who is injured and hasn’t pitched yet and move everyone up to put together a Top 50. Here are the regular season stats thus far:

15 or less innings in ST (22 guys): 8.98 K/9 | 5.73 ERA | 1.39 WHIP
Everyone else (28 guys): 10.38 K/9 | 3.47 ERA | 1.18 ERA

Long story short, some of these guys are just getting warmed up. Buehler threw 2 innings in spring training. He is essentially in spring training now. Also includes the entire BOS staff because of Cora’s “plan” to limit their ST innings. Nola threw 8 innings in ST.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah. A lot of the guys that you were hyped on pre-season had light springs – Wheeler, Ed-Rod, Quintana, Lucchesi, Beuhler. These guys will come around and I am looking to buy low. We saw it with Quintana last night.

The guys that I am worried about are Strasburg, Paxton, Hendricks and Pivetta. I will sell them for pennies on the dollar. They seem lost.

KyBosh
KyBosh
3 years ago

Great post Grey, which side would you choose in 7 player keeper league:

Buehler, Meadows, C. Allen, round 2 pick in ’20

or

Sale, Do. Santana, S. Greene, round 5 pick in ’20

Really not liking what I see from Sale’s arm, looking to sell while his past success is still fresh in our memories. I also have OZUNA to sweeten the deal if Domingo doesn’t cut it

leon
leon
3 years ago

Holds RP question.
Need 2 rp from the pool for holds. Who should i take.

Jace Fry, Justin Miller, Pedro baez, Bedrosian, Wes parsons, joe kelly

MIkeZ
MIkeZ
3 years ago

McNeil was dropped in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench. As a Mets fan, I love the guy, but it seems like he may be a better baseball player than fantasy player… The two guys on my team I could drop to make room for him are Vogelbach or M. Franco — should I hold?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

@Grey: Still early, but wondering if you prefer Devers over Shaw after these 2.5 weeks (5 standard Cats plus Ks and OBP)

chris pierce
chris pierce
3 years ago

Joc GOT to be in the BUY this aftenoon. He’s got 7 righties next week.. Yes Please.

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
3 years ago

Senzel just dropped in a 12 team Yahoo 5×5, how rosterable is he?

Senzel over Laureano, Voit, or Clint Frazier?

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: 2 quick ones :

1) which 2 should I hang onto – Quintana, Lucchesi, Hill (in IL) or Foltynewicz’s (free agent)?

2) Drop either Mazara or T.Shaw for Vogelbach?

Thank-you!

JC
JC
3 years ago

Pitch Alcantra at home vs Phillies tonight?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

12 mixed roto redraft

Chris M
Chris M
3 years ago

What do you think of Harper and Rizzo for Yelich and McCutheon? Thanks in advance, have a great weekend

Chris M
Chris M
Reply to  Chris M
3 years ago

I need to phrase my questions better. I mean, which side would you prefer, the Harper side or the Yelich side? Thanks again

mUshi
mUshi
3 years ago

Hi grey!

20 team h2h keeper league, in need of a closer:
Would you trade kyle tucker for jose alvarado?
Thanks!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

That Alonso Home run was bonkers. 454 Feet Line Drive. Statcast Exit Velocity behind only Judge and Stanton. I like him. A Lot.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Remember when the Rangers wanted Chris Davis to win the 1B job over Mitch Moreland? And then Mitch won… But then Chris won in 2012-2014 and got paid. And now Mitch hits out of the 3 hole for the defending champs.

Someone dropped JA Happ in my league… Worth the #4 waiver spot? Drop Ryu for Happ?

Buehler was my boo last year. Too expensive this year. What type of player do you think we could flip for Buebear? Paxton? Bieber? Marquez?

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 years ago

Anyone have some inside scoop on Yu Darvish?? Has anyone watched a game he has pitched. I know his numbers have been piss poor but he seems healthy and from what I have read the Velo remains OK. Is this just a matter of shaking off the rust or is he simply not useful anymore? He just hit our waiver wire … was thinking of adding in place of either Peacock or Freddy P? Anyone have some insider knowledge?? Thanks Grey and razzball community …

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, will drop Peacock for Yu!!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Dr Sauce
3 years ago

I heard he was still recovering from a blister that he got late in ST. At least that’s the excuse I use not to rage drop him.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Thanks FG, someone rage dropped him in my league, thinking he might be a buy low. Last game he was okay, just bit by the long ball. His era was high but his WHIP was actually good!

Moe Spaghetti
Moe Spaghetti
3 years ago

12 team redraft. 6×6 (OBP & QS).

Send Domingo & Eflin
Receive Buehler

Is Eflin good enough that you don’t part with Domingo here? Or is Buehler too good to pass up?

My OF has a strong base with Yelich/JD Martinez (auction). So think it might be worth the upgrading to Buehler and finding a new 3rd OF among the FA (Winker, Nimmo, Pillar, Dwight Sm. Jr., Buxton) all available.

Appreciate your thoughts.

Moe S.
Moe S.
Reply to  Moe Spaghetti
3 years ago

First time poster. Duplicate of my above post (guess that makes me a second time poster). Embarrassment. Please delete one of them if possible.

ctrengove
ctrengove
3 years ago

Grey!

I’m now a back-to-back Champion in my Points league, and I’m going for a 3-peat in 2019. Off to a good start with Bellinger, Yelich, and Hoskins so far leading the charge.

My 1st 2019 question for you: need a final SP this week, and deciding between the following –

Gonzales, Sunday vs. Houston
Fried, Sunday vs. NYM
Merrill Kelly, Saturday vs. SD

Of those 3, which 1 are you starting?

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 + OBP +Slug%

Which side?
My Mondesi/ Rendon for his Arenado/Shaw

I’m a little weak at second base (Schoop and McNeil, Mondessi isn’t eligible for 2B on CBS) So Shaw could be an upgrade there(X-rays negative, right?), and I’ve got Xander to step into SS. But giving up a lot of SB’s. I’ve got Inciarte but no other big SB guys.

Hold, right?

Jorge Alfaro
Eric Hosmer
Luke Voit
Jeff McNeil
Anthony Rendon
Adalberto Mondesi
Ender Inciarte
J.D. Martinez
Cedric Mullins
Marcell Ozuna
Xander Bogaerts
Jonathan Schoop
Nelson Cruz
Yasiel Puig

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks man. Follow Up.

What if I get Segura instead of Shaw?

Also, you streaming Pomeranz tonight?

Moe Spaghetti
Moe Spaghetti
3 years ago

12 team redraft. 6×6 (OBP & QS).

Send Domingod and Eflin
Receive Buehler

Think it comes down to how good is Eflin? Know you almost wrote a sleeper post on him. Is Eflin good enough that you don’t part with Santana here? Or is Buehler simply too good to pass up?

Have a strong OF base (Yelich & JD Martinez via auction) which factors in.

Appreciate your thoughts.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Hey Grey, I love your daily observations. It’s a great way to start the work day.
Sure was awesome having Quintana on the bench last night after starting him for his first two outings of the year! Next start at Mia at least.

I got offered a trade (standard 12 team 5X5 roto) that I’m not sure about.
My Springer and Villar for his Blackmon and Boegarts?
I might be hurting a little in the SB dept losing Villar

Tony C
Tony C
3 years ago

Please rank top 3 pitchers among Eovaldi, Fried, Woodward, Sonny Gray and Burnes. Two of these pitchers would end up at the back end of my pitching staff so I’m looking for upside. Thank u!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Eovaldi is trash! I’m still very bitter about last night >:(

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Yeah, I’m about to go for Buehler.

How about Cody Allen and Nelson Cruz for Buehler?

Or Cody Allen and Starling Marte for Buehler?

jogon
jogon
3 years ago

Need to cut a sp to make room for Kershaw, drop Pivetta or Woodruff ?
Also, A. Frazier or Adames ROS ?
tks

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
3 years ago

Hi Grey, my team has been hit by injuries to a bunch of guys who I don’t want to drop, so my team is a bit shallow now (only have 4 of 5 starting OF right now)…

Would I be silly to drop Mikolas to stream OF, etc. for the next week or so? Best replacements would be guys like Porcello, E-Rod, and some lower-quality arms. Alternatively could drop Daniel Murphy but I kind of want to stash him until he gets back. Thanks

Woah
Woah
3 years ago

Choose one

Woodruff
Boyd
Gibson
German
Pineda
Leake
Sanchez

Woah
Woah
Reply to  Woah
3 years ago

Or the “Mighty” Max Fried

jose
jose
3 years ago

Anyone holding Forest Whitley in a redraft league can go ahead and drop him. I traded for him in a keeper league, so there’s about a 5% chance he gets a call-up before September….

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Mitch Moreland or Jay Bruce

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
Reply to  Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Or drop Joc Pederson and have both?

chris pierce
chris pierce
Reply to  Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Joc got 7 righties on tap next week, probably wouldn’t drop him yet.

Wozo
Wozo
3 years ago

Choose 1

Winker
Laureano
Inciarte
Peraza
Jo-Ma

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- why would Albies sign a 7 year $35m deal with 2 club options at $7m each? That’s basically a 9 year $49m deal that takes him to age 31. He will have missed his megadeal window. Chris Davis will make that over this year and next. Truly makes no sense.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  YC
3 years ago

Yeah the Braves got two very team friendly deals. The players look as it as they are buying out their arbitration years to make more money now, but this one is gonna hurt him. He would have gotten $35 Million easy in 3 years.

Chet
Chet
3 years ago

Hey, Grey and everyone.

Do you see Astudillo getting every day at bats at some point in the year? Thanks.

Rising Son
Rising Son
3 years ago

Keeper league 12 team h2h, my OF is Puig, Soto, Robles, Eloy, McCutch.
Should I drop McCutch for Meadows, Vogelbach, Bader, or Winkler.
We have daily waivers with faab, so I can get any of them on the cheap.

Yus
Yus
3 years ago

Rank the top 5 from this list

Bauers
Vogelbach
Winker
Laureano
Yandy
Smith Jr.
Moreland
Pillar
Jo-Ma
Pinder
Galvis

henrythecat
henrythecat
3 years ago

thoughts on Kikuchi in a 10 team roto?

is there more value in streaming his spot?

atrocious bullpen and the amount of junk he throws (getting his pitch count up)

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

paul goldschmidt babip is .107. the last 3 years he carried a babip of .359, .343, and .365, and career .353. great buy low guy if someone was selling him.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Wally Pipp
3 years ago

The pipster! Back at it again.

NDGWYNN
NDGWYNN
3 years ago

Who is your Juan Soto for 2019, meaning a non-top 10 prospect you expect to make the biggest impact this season.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  NDGWYNN
3 years ago

Not sure where he is on prospect rank list but I’d say Austin Riley. As soon as Donaldson gets hurt.

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You know, Dick Lovelady…

Sam Savitt
Sam Savitt
3 years ago

In a 10 team h2h categories league, which side of this trade do you prefer:
German Marquez and Nick Senzel for Kenley Jansen and Walker Buehler

My pitching staff is pretty weak and Albies, Baez, Moustakas, Vlad Jr, Mondesi and Enrique Hernandez all who can play middle infield already. I just worry about Buehler’s early struggles

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I’m thinking of picking up a batty call for today and tomorrow in case Travis Shaw doesn’t play 2 out of the 3 games against the Dodgers – I doubt he plays tonight against Urias, but the Dodgers don’t have a starter listed for tomorrow.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Just realized I left out my question – does anyone know who the Dodgers plan to throw out there tomorrow? I’ll inquire about the batty call later today when Buy-Sell-Hold comes out

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

I have Willians Astudillo as my catcher. Would you pick up Austin Barnes since Martin is hurt? He might get more playing time.

jose
jose
3 years ago

Grey, Happy Friday!

I streamed Sonny Gray yesterday. He took a line drive off his calf in the second inning, decided he was good to go, pitched that inning, another inning, another inning, then decided he was ready for a shower. With his next start against Atlanta I’d already dropped him anyway. Will be curious to see how his next start goes.

Sure the Red Sox pitching is struggling, but how bad could Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello be at home against the Orioles? Tune in Monday morning to find out! Or just watch for yourselves.

Best of luck this weekend, Razzball!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  jose
3 years ago

Yo, yo, yoooooooo, bro.

Two sit-or-start questions for ya.

I generally let my pitchers pitch in April, but Ed-Rod has me scratching my head today. SoN approves ($16.5), but I don’t trust any Red Sox pitchers right now.

The bot also dislikes Skaggs @ChC (-$3.4), but I would almost feel more comfortable with him than EdR.

Lurrrrrrrve yas!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  sportivetricks
3 years ago

Whhooops, didn’t mean for that to be a reply to Jose, but I suppose it’s fitting since he brought up the Ed-Rod. (Sorry, Jose!)

jose
jose
Reply to  sportivetricks
3 years ago

Yeah, I’m rolling with ERod this weekend. SON loves him, as you said. Son wrote a Bear or Bull post on him and gave him the horns…in a good way.

I’m rolling him in a H2H points league though, so the season ramifications aren’t as big of a deal if it goes sideways. Best of luck!

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Skaggs pitching at Wrigley today under a wind advisory from the National Weather Service. Sustained 30 mph winds blowing out to RCF with gusts up to 45 mph.

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I guess for that matter Hamels is too.

Should be fun to watch though! Even without Trout…

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha, Good Call!

adam lorber
adam lorber
3 years ago

really was hoping for another SI visit for Tout .. not sure what happened but I offered the ballpark free of charge (minus food) and never got any response back … I had a blast last year and in talking with a lot of the guys it seemed the majority of guys did too … and now we have shopping next door and some new restaurants .. ..Ill try again next year. Let me know if you have any pointers for 2020.

…is Max Fried for real? This is our 12 team mixed league ..worth an aggressive FAAB bid? How about Tallez? – Thanks!!!!!! Oh your Foleys Burger was awsome! Im still feeling the effects

KEVIN G KNOWLES
KEVIN G KNOWLES
3 years ago

W. Castillo– Drop for Garver or Swihart?

Baby Seal
Baby Seal
3 years ago

Grey! I couldn’t take Eovaldi anymore. Guy has me trippin’

Droped for Holland. You like?

Can you rank available?: German, Chirinos, Cahill, D Castillo (I like to keep ratios down…thanks Eovaldi!), Samardzija, Buttrey, Lopez, Turbull, Burnes (yuck)

Thanks!!
– Baby Seal

Baby Seal
Baby Seal
Reply to  Baby Seal
3 years ago

As an aside, I could stash Vogelbach, Yandy, Clint, Polanco, Kepler.

Would be a drop of Stripling, Strahm, or Holland. 4 bench spots and currently no hitter stashes.

Thanks!!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Baby Seal
3 years ago

Greg Holland? Derek Holland?

SharkIsBack
SharkIsBack
3 years ago

Is glasnow for Buehler ok? Roto league.

NIGHTMARE!
NIGHTMARE!
3 years ago

Greylord!!! Happy Friday! Can’t wait for buy/sell later today. Need some advice. Rapid fire, here we go!!

1) who’s your top 2 SS in this group……Dejong, Tatis, Polanco

2) Top 2 in this outfield group…..Haniger, Pham, pollock, meadows

3) any trust in Joey Votto at all anymore?

4) fine to drop Robertson if i have big willie style and talk to the Brad Hand?

BAC
BAC
3 years ago

5×5 obp. 12 team saves+ holds.

Drop(kick) daniel murphy? Can grab winker, dozier, jorge polanco.

See if i can move freddy peralta for edrod?

BAC
BAC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Keeping murphy, thank you.

Eduardo rodriguez owner has put out that he wants to trade him and asked for freddy peralta or woodruff, seems like a no brainer but i wanted to check…

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

I usually give my squad a month to 6 weeks to show signs of life as there was a reason I drafted them. However, two pretty good hitters hit the wire. Would you drop Yuli, Odor or McNeil for Smoak or Soler? H2H ESPN standard league (ten hitting cats) so McNeil has been good despite lack of power.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

By time you reply to this post, these guys may be gone, BUT- in an 8 team league, drop Bruce for Moreland or Soler? Really don’t have any other drops, maybe Fried or Brasier? Thanks.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
3 years ago

Hey Grey, good morning!

14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

1) in the context of my team, would you drop Chad Green for Derek Holland? or hold?
2) do you believe Derek Holland’s a decent SP option after his bounce-back season last year/performance to date in 2019?
3) please rank ROS: Derek Holland, Jose Quintana, Jeff Samardzija, Tyson Ross, Mike Minor
4) drop Chad Green for Richard Lovelady, Roenas Elias, Brandon Brennan, Hector Rondon? or hold?

C: JT Realmuto
1B: Ryon Healy
2B: Yoan Moncada
3B: Manny Machado
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Tommy Pham
OF: Austin Meadows
UTL: Ramon Laureano

P: Jose Alvarado
P: Will Smith
P: Arodys Vizcaino
P: Reyes Moronta
P: Chad Green
SP: German Marquez
SP: Zack Wheeler
B: Joe Musgrove
B: Brandon Woodruff
B: Freddy Peralta
B: Max Fried
IL: Mike Clevinger

Thanks as always, Grey!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey!

I went with Derek Holland because after Quintana gets the Marlins next, he gets the Dodgers, Dbacks, Cardinals, Brewers while Holland gets Rockies @home, Pirates, Yankees @home at least, Cincy Reds, @Rockies (meh), Blue Jays

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

drop ketel for galvis?

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
3 years ago

What kind of offers would you throw out for Walker?

Gallo? Edwin Encarnacion?

5×5 standard Yahoo 12

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Daniel Moran
3 years ago

Walker not worth either of those two so if you can get them go for it.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Daniel Moran
3 years ago

Is this Walker Buehler or Christian Walker? Assume the pitcher, right?

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m interested in trading either hitter for Walker buehler

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche