Kyle Tucker (2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer) has three asses, because he’s — count them with me now — an unassuming assassin.

That photo of him brings me so much joy. He’s like, “I’m on your fantasy team? Okay, cool.” He looks like he just let out a fart, and only he knows it. Using one of his three asses, I presume. This Kyle Tucker assault was brought to you initially by Nathan Eovaldi (1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.32) as he gave up five homers, all in the 2nd inning. Apparently, Manfred tried to work the 2019 ball back into circulation. Also, in this game, not simply Eovaldi — Nothan? Novaldi? Meh, maybe now’s not the time for portmanteaus — Yordan Alvarez (2-for-4, 3 runs) hit his 12th homer. Captain Woo Cubano gonna star in Dongs Just Wanna Have Fun; Yuli Gurriel (2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 3rd, and 3rd homer in the last five days for the smoldering schmotato; Jeremy Pena (2-for-5) hit his 7th for a nice welcome-back-old-friend to the lineup and to the New England area (he’s from Are-Eye); Michael Brantley (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer, and I just thought of something, everyone on the Astros is better than that former Astros player Carlos Correa. Bummer for him! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jake Odorizzi – Hit the IL with lower leg discomfort. Sure, that’s one way to describe it. This is good news for Cristian Javier. Now, him pitching well would be better news.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Manfred testing out the super-tight-stitch ball in Boston is a welcome sight. Please, Manfred, can we have some more?

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Just Dong, because anything else would be uncivilized.

Tucker Davidson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 5.87, as he was recalled. The only way to be a Braves’ pitching prospect is to pitch inconceivably well for a few starts, then incredibly awful for a few and get sent down. No Elder words need to be spoken.

Adrian Houser – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.22. If Eovaldi were coached by the Brewers’ coaches, instead of five 2nd inning homers, he would’ve thrown an immaculate inning. That’s just science, friend.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .211. Prolly best he put to bed the home run ‘selfie’ celebration, since Ozuna hasn’t had so much luck recently being on camera.

Brandon Lowe – Diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back, and will likely miss at least four to six weeks. Too bad his name wasn’t Brandon Healthy. This gives Vidal Brujan room to play, and get benched for no reason.

Brett Phillips – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Is it me or do the Rays have more players than any other team who you don’t want for fantasy but do want for real baseball ? (It’s not me.)

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .230. The Rice Bowl with the carbo-booster!

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .203. How about that sleeper?! *dodges tomato* My bad! *tomato hits head* Ow!

Connor Overton – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82. Okay, clearly, I need to give this guy a better look. *looks at his stats* Blech. I mean, I guess, fine, Streamonator, but what I think is going on is he’s a homer-prone pitcher and right now no one is giving up homers. Well, except Eovaldi.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and ha slam (3) and legs (3), hitting around .350 in the last week, could be heating up. My biggest takeaway from the Reds’ game was their leadoff hitter, Friedl was hitting .172, and tried to bunt to get on base in his first at-bat. The first at-bat of the game. He was bunting. With two strikes! I’d laugh if that wasn’t so sad. I’m not feeling very Friedly, and now he’s ruining Fribbles for me too.

Alexis Diaz – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.52, and his 1st save. He’s got closer blood! As in his brother, Edwin, is the Mets’ closer. Maybe the Reds can trade Alexis for a top ten prospect who doesn’t work out. So, I don’t think a 50-win team like the Reds are worth speculating on in all leagues, and this Diaz save was only brought on by Art Warren (1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.11) pitching in the 9th like Art that is feces thrown against the wall.

Owen Miller – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .296. It’s appropriate his first name sounds like a yawn.

Keegan Thompson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.41, as he threw 65 pitches. Not being stretched (yet) was my hesitation on Keegan yesterday vs. the Pirates. His overall yawnstipating numbers (7.6 K/9, 2.8 BB/9) are why I’m not that interested in general. For what it’s Cronenworth, Streamonator hates his next start, but I wouldn’t go that far.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2), hitting .241. Fun fact! Jonathan is from Villa Los Slam y Leggos. It’s a small village dotted with multiple Denny’s locations.

Chad Kuhl – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.86. Kuhl got smoked and the finish wasn’t even minty smooth.

Tommy La Stella – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff. The Giants love La Stella, maybe more than his body loves him.

Alex Cobb – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.61. A win *dramatic pause, shakes fist at heavens* but at what cost?!

Reid Detmers – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.15. “You brought us out for this crap?” That’s Johnny Vander Meer’s family who was in attendance.

Taylor Ward – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .376. What kind of odds could you get that the Angels would have another MVP this year, but it wouldn’t be Ohtani or Trout? Give me some of that action!

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .325. Check out this guy, like a Mini Taylor Ward.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. Find a hotter schmotato, I’ll wait (I won’t wait).

Cody Poteet – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.43. I feel like when a manager pulls a guy with 4 2/3 IP, it’s such a slap in the face to everyone out here trying to earn a win in our fantasy leagues. As for Poteet, says here that a Poteet is the sound of a qweef.

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer. What’s worse than never producing and sitting? Actually producing as a pinch-hitter, hence on fantasy benches. “Jesus, you’ve failed us!” I scream outside of a church, just waiting for someone to approach me so I can say, “…talking about that dirty Sanchez.”

Aaron Judge – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer. If I were the Yankees, I’d be like, “Fine, we’ll give you $50 million, but for one year, and, if you lead the majors in homers the following year, we will give you another $50 mill one-year contract, and keep doing that until one of us blinks.”

Jose Berrios –  7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.83. I didn’t verbally say this to anyone, but I had in the back of my mind that if Berrios couldn’t stifle the offensively-challenged Mariners, I would need to seriously consider dropping Berrios in shallower leagues.

Mike Clevinger – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.21, and MacKenzie Gore (3 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.17) relieved him, and, as much as it pains my fantasy soul to say, this makes the most sense for the Padres going forward, as long as all their starters are healthy, i.e., is Snell re-injured yet?

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.90. This was a positive start on the Streamonator and his next one is a negative, and that’s me adios’ing Eflin.

Josh Winder – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68. Don’t feed rookie pitchers after midnight, and don’t leave them in your lineup in case they’re randomly sent out to pitch. Young boy raises his hand, “But what about MacKenzie Gore?” Don’t question me and my Wisdom…*points at Patrick Wisdom on fantasy team*

Royce Lewis – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Sweet, just in timefor Correa to return! Smart, smart stuff, Twins.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. It’s hilarious that Sanchez is the Twins’ three-hole hitter, and that it sorta makes sense with their lineup.

Kevin Smith – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Kevin Smith’s 2nd big hit? I call that big fly, Chasing Amy.

Dany Jimenez – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.59, and his 7th save. Continually amazed that the A’s aren’t trying to build up Trivino’s value at all. Wouldn’t be shocked if Trivino is DFA’d next.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-7 and his 2nd homer, and has reached base in six of the last 12 plate appearances, and is finally starting to get hot. Still a big fan of him in that lineup, likely more so than I should be, but at least schmotato, if someone had dropped him when cold.

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-9, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Au Shizz!

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.68. The hard matchups that he doesn’t win, but keeps close are more encouraging than these positive affirmations I keep saying in the mirror.

Salvador Perez – Hit the IL with a sprained thumb. *Seinfeld eating popcorn GIF* “That’s a shame.” MJ Melendez! Everyday at-bats! And he hit his first homer yesterday! LFGGGGGGGGGG!!! *shaking cage Cougs keeps me to write these roundups* Give me MJ!!!

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.84. Here’s a story of a lovely lady–Sorry, force of habit with Brady Singer. Streamonator hates Singer, in general. I don’t mind him as much, but I also have little faith. It’s like relying on Cindy Brady to get on camera. A very new, hip reference.

Dylan Cease – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.09. As someone who watched this game, I can attest that he looked ugly. Not literally. His mustache is beautiful, and I would accept him into my family. But, yeah, he was pretty hittable. Hopefully, it was just him throwing to contact against a bad team, and nothing more.

Christian Walker – 3-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, and three homers in two games. Walker’s Statcast looks like the cast of any Hollywood clandestine meeting, a bunch of Reds! Take that you, libs! Also, you can wait until Walker cools off, but not the smartest move by you.

Alek Thomas – 3-for-8 and his 2nd homer. Al Tom has power and speed, and should be hitting in the top third of the lineup, but the Real World/Road Rules’ All-Star, Torey Lovullo, is still trying to figure out what he has in Pavin Smith. *whispers* Nothing.

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.04. A halfway decent Dodgers pitcher who stays healthy will win 15+ games. That’s my pledge to you, that I hope you remember if I’m right, and forget if I’m wrong.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer. Didn’t make a big deal out of Justin Turner being in last week’s BSH video. Available still at our Youtube page. Please subscribe, we need to get to 1,000 to monetize it. I won’t mention subscribing again after you get us there. Only you can get us there, and stop me from talking about it. Click subscribe on this page. Any hoo! Turner was last week’s Hold. I said to Hold him because redheads scare me. Not true! I kid! Cougs is a redhead. Though, now the carpet matches my first name–Any hoo on the hoo-ha! Turner can’t not be valuable — unvaluable? Invaluable? — in that lineup. Also, in the Dongers’ double-dip day, Treat Urner (3-for-8, 2 runs, 5 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. I was asked how would the dead ball affect hitters, and I answered by hemming and hawing. Well-thought hemming and hawing, naturally. What I should’ve said is guys with 17 to 20-homer power could now have 10 to 12-homer power. Also, during the Dodgers’ day at the Dong Factory, brought us Will Smith (1-for-4) and his 3rd homer. He got alopecia that! Next on the Dodgers Dongs Day Out, Mookie Betts (3-for-7, 5 runs, 2 RBIs) is looking like he’s figured out the dead ball. Maybe he can share it with Cody Bellinger (0-for-5, 1 run, hitting .194), though he doesn’t seem like he could understand a damn thing. Ya know, maybe Bellinger’s struggling for so long because coaches tell him what to change and he just very stonedly says, “Huh?” Honestly, have we considered Bellinger just might be dumb as rocks?

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The Itch
1 month ago

Shameless publicity hounds, the Vander Meers, flying around to wherever that second no-hitter might happen : )

BondJoshuaBond
BondJoshuaBond
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

Long post…I’m in a weekly head to head categories league (H, R, TB, RBI, BB, K, SB and IP, K, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV/HD).

Current Roster:

Tyler Stephenson
Matt Olson
Albies
Ke’Bryan
Witt Jr.
Brendan Rodgers
Profar
Reynolds
Walsh
Vaughn
Alvarez
Franmil Reyes
Candelario
Nathniel Lowe
Josh Naylor
India
McCutchen

Sandoval
Graveman
Gausman
Webb
Cobb
Pressly
Iglesias
Hendricks
Gore
Lynn
Megill

At a loss of who to trade away and for…thinking about the big fish like Olson, Albies, Witt, and Reynolds but not sure. I’d appreciate your input!

Thanks!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank top 2

Walsh or Moustakas, Arraez or Paredes

Need for Utility

Always, big THANKS!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Please rank top two catchers ROS?
Jansen,Zunino,Diaz,Nola?
THANKS!

Llango5021
Llango5021
1 month ago

Grey, what do you think of Ward for Montas straight up?

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Which two start pitcher for next week:

Detmers home against TEX and Tor
Dunning @LAA and @OAK

Thanks a lot.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 month ago

who’s better ROS? Gary Sanchez or Sean Murphy? thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Someone in the ol’ H2H (which is OBP and AVG) just droppped Javy Baez, which got me all excited. But I have Gleyber and India (when healthy) at SS and 2B so I’m pretty well covered for this league, right? Don’t need Javy?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

Is Jose Abreu still playing baseball? Anyone???

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I concur with you that Gore has minimum value at this time.

Not much available in waivers. “Best” is Stroman (and he returns tomorrow — faces Arizona). Should I make this move, or is the risk too high and I’ll be better to get Cimber and wait a few days?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You down on Stroman cos he’s coming back from COVID, or just generally? Assuming you’d prefer Kikiuchi to him? 12 teams, QS league.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Old Man Turner!

We starting Dunning today in 12 teamers?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, he is, v LAA

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Another new YouTube subscriber (it pays to advertise)
Eovaldi or Kikuchi?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

But I want to subscribe to darth grey… where has he been?

PDX Express
PDX Express
1 month ago

I traded for Eovaldi in a QS league and last night was his first night on the team. Oof! At least he fits in with the rest of my staff!

Need some advice, please:

S/H league (as one category.) I have Romano and a rotating cast of characters as relievers, which has not worked. (13 teams, 10 active pitchers each, basically no bench.)

I’ve got Michael King – ratio and K god, 6 holds. Would you trade him and Ketel Marte for Raisel Iglesias (8 SV) and Bobby Witt?

Thanks, and happy day after Election Day!

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

There were primaries all over the country – all kinds of zaniness!

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

EdRod sounding like oblique.

Sucks. He was a QS machine. I’m betting he misses a month or more.

Brickell
Brickell
1 month ago

bader, alek thomas, wong or donaldson?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

I can’t believe O’Neill is sitting again. I mean I get he’s been awful but he’s done and done because of a slow start? I feel like I completely wasted a 4th rounder on him.

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Still holding in a 10 team?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Would you trade india for manaea? We count qs. I have segura who is doing fine at 2b along with g torres who i use at dh or 2b when segura is out. Segura is doing well. I don’t expect him to keep up the power pace but he has a pretty stable floor.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

I feel like I am the only person who is struggling with pitching. My guys all have had their share of blow up outings.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 month ago

Another YouTube subscriber. 10T 5×5 Category (OBP) Keeper League.

Currently roster O. Miller and A. Vaughn. Would you drop either for C. Walker. I can use the 1B help since I drafted Abreu.

N. Gorman a stash over the the left over guy from my 1st question?

Thanks Grey!

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Would he be rostered over Vaughn if up though? We have vultures in this league that grab prospects early as potential keepers for next year. I would have to grab soon if his call might be in the next few weeks.

William Hung
William Hung
1 month ago

I’m on Giolito o5.5 @ KC, Garcia o5.5 @ BOS, and Pablo Lopez o5.5 v Nats

Thoughts?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Dunning 5.5 v Angels?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

NL-only … start or sit Mahle at Cleveland tonight? SON is negative and I’m ahead in pitching categories, so I’m leaning towards sitting him

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

grey,

start or sit b witt vs Giolito

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Hi Grey –and B. Fire (flashes a sign–no idea what it could mean). So . . . (awkward pause) . . . yeah. I’d like to hear what you think of my overall roster with changes that have been made since the draft. I also have some specific questions at the end.
 
Ten-team 6×6 Roto with OPS and Holds. We have a 1400 IP limit.
 

Hitting
Pos Player Eligible
C Keibert Ruiz C
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
2B Jorge Polanco 2B,SS
3B Rafael Devers 3B
SS Jeremy Pena SS
CI Andrew Vaughn 1B,LF,RF,OF
MI Jorge Mateo 2B,SS,CF,OF
LF Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,OF
CF Taylor Ward LF,CF,RF,OF
RF Teoscar Hernandez LF,RF,OF
OF Jared Walsh 1B,RF,OF
OF Harrison Bader CF,OF
UT Michael Brantley LF,OF
UT Franmil Reyes RF,OF
Bench Trey Mancini 1B
Bench Cesar Hernandez 2B
Bench Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
Bench Josh Naylor 1B,RF,OF
IL Eloy Jimenez LF,OF
IL {EMPTY}

Pitching
Pos Player
P1 Liam Hendriks
P2 Raisel Iglesias
P3 Corey Knebel
P4 Jorge Lopez
P5 Paul Sewald
P6 Rowan Wick
P7 Jhoan Duran
P8 Kendall Graveman
P9 Ryan Tepera
P10
P11
P12

P Shane McClanahan
P Joe Musgrove
P Zack Wheeler
P Jordan Montgomery
P Garrett Whitlock

IL Tylor Megill
IL Ken Giles
 
There are 12 active P spots on the roster, so I listed my pitching with RPs in those spots. I can rotate SPs in for starts when I choose.
 
I narrowly hold 1st currently, but I’m bottom of the barrel in Runs and not far from that in SB; middle of the pack in Holds; tops in ERA and WHIP (despite Tepera’s night–ugh). As of this writing, Tepera is getting shellacked, but he’s tied with Devin Williams for leading the league in Holds (10).
 
I know I’m not alone in that I could really use Teoscar and Franmil to start producing; I’m content to be patient with that. I think I can afford to give Vaughn more chance to get going as well.
 
I’m thinking Naylor would replace Brantley in my everyday lineup when he is back. I’ll worry about space for Eloy when he’s closer to activation.
 
I’ve somewhat recently added Mateo and Bader to try to bolster SB (and hopefully more categories).
 
Q’s:
1)   How would you rank my drops from 1st-3rd? I think some order of Bradley, Mancini, K. Hayes, and Cesar Hernandez. Do you agree with that assessment? I think Mancini seems least helpful from a roster perspective with better CI options behind Vlad and Devers already owned, although Mancini’s last couple of weeks have trended upward. K. Hayes seems to provide somewhat empty production but is at least eligible at 3B if needed. Bradley isn’t likely to have a huge effect but seems steady and is useable when others are out (last night’s HR a recent example). But he’s 1st OF drop in my mind.
 
I also added Naylor last week right before he went on COVID IL. I haven’t IL’d Naylor yet, and I haven’t seen news about when to expect him back. Fantrax says eligible 5/20 but I assume it isn’t known for sure or I’d see a report.
 
2)   Should I put Naylor in my empty IL spot even though he might be back soon? I’m thinking I could theoretically drop someone already owned (#1 above) and not necessarily drop whoever I’d add now should I place Naylor on the IL and he comes back soon. (I don’t really want to make a move for just a couple of days.)
 
3)   If I do IL Naylor, I could:
a.   add an RP for increased chances at Holds;
b.   grab someone from available bats including B. Rodgers (who I dropped earlier), Verdugo (was recently dropped), or Gorman (on spec.).
c.      grab an SP from the likes of Sandoval, C. Javier, Gonsolin, M. Perez. We have a 1400 IP limit. With relievers taking some of that cap, there isn’t a need to roster many SPs or add one that you wouldn’t consider hold-able. I feel like an SP needs to bring the Ks and not be a roofie waiting to happen to own.
 
Sorry for the length of the post. Thanks in advance.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Hoss.

Re: 2 – I intend to keep Naylor, so if I IL him and add a player using that spot before he comes back, I’d want to have a plan of dropping someone else from #1 to activate him. However, I just saw an update that’s it’s hoped Naylor is back on Friday. Our next free agent auction is Thursday night. So I’m not going to IL Naylor and instead just drop from players identified in #1 in I make any bids.

Add | Drop
Sandoval | Bradley
(Holds hopeful) | Mancini
Gonsolin | Hayes

This look okay?

omar
omar
1 month ago

10 team OPS weekly H2H.
Cooking up 2 trade offers to deal Soto (for keeper reasons).

A:
Give: Soto, Webb, Kopech
Get: *Acuna, Gausman

B:
Give: Soto, Kopech, Yuli
Get: *Vlad, Morton

*Vlad and Acuna can be kept thru 2023

Current Lineup:
****IL – TATIS*, ELOY****
c – Rutschman
1b – Bell
2b – Ketel
ss – Bichette*
3b – JoRam
Of – Soto, LuBob*, Suzuki, J-Rod
if/util/bench – Muncy, Tyler O’Neill, Whit, Tellez, Chris Taylor, Yuli

^Current projected keepers.

Staff: Cole, ShaneMc, Wheeler, Webb, Kopech, Cobb, Sandoval, Whitlock, Javier, Kirby

What deal would you pursue first (priority).

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Happy National No Dirty Dishes Day!

Couple Q’s for ya today:

1.) Got Ketel Marte on the shelf & no backup 2B. who’s the 2B Fill-in?

Jorge Mateo (gets Cole today)
Josh Rojas
Brendan Donovan
Ha-Seong Kim
Brad Miller
Santiago Espinal

2.) Are you dropping MacKenzie Gore in a 12-team redraft league now that he’s coming out of the pen? Or is he still a HOLD?

Thanks as always and remember: The easiest way to have no dirty dishes is to lick the plate clean…or have disposable plates I suppose.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha, can’t have a dirty dish!

And, for my 2nd question; you saying:

“yes” Gore can be dropped

or

“yes” he should still be held on the chance he goes back into the rotation?

I realize I probably worded the initial question poorly

Thanks again!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
1 month ago

Elias Diaz or Austin Nola? A week ago this seemed easy choice with Diaz but he has been horrible even at home and fewer counting stats. I have Jansen coming off IL and need to drop one. Zunino worth rostering at his .145 average? Thank you.

John
John
1 month ago

Strider or Gore ROS

denp1717
denp1717
1 month ago

As a Cobb owner that was ecstatic after 5 in. last night. I find myself asking…With a huge lead and a pitcher recently off the IL. Not to mention in Colorado. Why did he go out for the 6 th and why did you let him throw over 90 pitches??. Then again I could also ask .Why did i start him? Like you said at least I got a win.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Detmers vs Tex @ Tor

Or

Dunning @ LAA @ OAK

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

They said EdRod’s velo was way down, and he didn’t even attempt to throw a a fastball.

ISNT THAT SOMETHING A PITCHING COACH MIGHT HAVE NOTICED IN THE #!€%#!£!%! bullpen during warmups?!

Gah! Thanks for the 81 ERA Jackwad!

#%!€%#!#%!%!!!!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Villar, M. Rojas, J. Rojas, Thairo, A. Rosario, LaStella or B. Rodgers ROS?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 month ago

And N. Gorman over the field when up?

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

One more please Grey,
How would you rank Luis Urias, Baez, Ryan McMahon, Segura and India in a points league?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 month ago

Hey Grey, shallow 10-team mixed roto league. Can you rank these guys moving forward? No specific stat needed, just lookin for overall value as my offense is really struggling right now.
C Walker, Yuli, K Hayes, JP Crawford

C P
C P
1 month ago

nl only ops instead of runs. Would you drop Lux for Donovan or Villar at ss or hold?

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Trade analysis please
A: Jeremy Pena and Teoscar
B: Story and O’Neill

Philly Phanatic
Philly Phanatic
1 month ago

Better ROS value – Strider or Helsley?

Thanks!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Just curious for your reasoning why on this one? Not saying you’re wrong at all just looking for some context

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

ROS for Holds Helsley or Strider? Do you think the Braves will now use him more as a conventional reliever now that Matzek is out rather than using him as a long man?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Nope, my fault. I just always had holds as my interest in terms of value but didn’t clarify. Thanks for following up!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Grey, Drop Hunter Greene, Reid Detmers, or Merrill Kelly for Christian Javier?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

You buying Pepiot in a keep forever points league (price goes up $2 per year) and how much? Score +7IP -3Hits, +2Ks, -3BB, -12HR

leon
leon
1 month ago

Gleyber torres or ketel marte 16 man dynasty. thanks

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

one more. Ozuna or Ketel? thanks

Gazzo
Gazzo
1 month ago

Just to throw this out there– it seems like every year there’s an article about Christian Walker’s incredible statcast metrics, but over a full season he always has the same middle of the road numbers.
Who knows maybe this year is different, but I’m not buying it…

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 month ago

My All-Greys forgot to hit this week but the pitching is getting better. Been offered a small trade…Brujan for my Conner eyed Joe. Will Brujan last the season in the majors?

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

15 team redraft Only 2 bench spots, so basically everyone plays

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Suscribed!

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Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

Keeper league

My Oneil Cruz for Baez (unkeepable) and Manaea?

My biggest need is Pitching

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Hey grey! In a keep forever league where you’re in the bottom half thanks to injuries and Trevor Story…

Would you trade your $6 Sale keeper (+$3 annually, so he’s dirt cheap if he returns to form) for two of $0 Juan Miranda, $0 Casas, or $8 Riley Greene?

On the last pod you were still super high on Miranda despite the slow start, so this offer def caught my attention…

Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

Why can’t I have anything nice? India goes down and I fill my MI spot with Royce Lewis, which was great! For all of 8 days.
FMFBBL

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

I need your help. My bullpen is killing me from blowing saves (converted 29 of 44 save opportunities) and I am interested in closer Josh Hader ($20). I’ll show my team to you and can you advise me on who to offer to acquire him:

C Yadier Molina (ATL) $5.00
C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $24.00
1B Freddie Freeman (LAD) $33.00
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) $9.00
2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $19.00
2B/OF Mookie Betts (LAD) $49.00
2B/3B Santiago Espinal (TOR) $5.00
2B Nick Madrigal (CHC) 10 IL $6.00
3B Alex Bregman (HOU) $23.00
3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $36.00
3B/SS Bobby Witt Jr. (KC) $5.00
SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $10.00
SS Royce Lewis (MIN) $5.00
OF Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $9.00
OF Manuel Margot (TB) $5.00
OF Cedric Mullins (BAL) $6.00
OF/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $14.00
OF Bryan Reynolds (PIT) $9.00
OF Luis Robert (CWS) $16.00
OF Julio Rodriguez (SEA) $5.00
OF Mike Trout (LAA) $42.00
OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $11.00
SP Sandy Alcantara (MIA) $11.00
SP Johnny Cueto (CWS) $5.00
SP Yu Darvish (SD) $28.00
SP Kevin Gausman (TOR) $16.00
SP Lucas Giolito (CWS) $28.00
SP MacKenzie Gore (SD) $5.00
SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 15 IL $23.00
SP/RP Michael King (NYY) $6.00
SP Robbie Ray (SEA) $13.00
SP Chris Sale (BOS) 60 IL $19.00
SP Max Scherzer (NYM) $32.00
SP/RP Luis Severino (NYY) $11.00
SP Julio Urias (LAD) $12.00
SP Justin Verlander (HOU) $13.00
SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $18.00
RP Nick Anderson (TB) 60 IL $9.00
RP Trevor Gott (MIL) $5.00
RP Kendall Graveman (CWS) $9.00
RP Ryan Helsley (STL) $5.00
RP Liam Hendriks (CWS) $20.00
RP Raisel Iglesias (LAA) $13.00
RP Pierce Johnson (SD) 10 IL $5.00
RP Ryan Pressly (HOU) $14.00
RP Brooks Raley (TB) $5.00
RP Tyler Rogers (SF) $6.00
RP Drew Smith (NYM) $5.00

Minor League Prospects:
C Henry Davis (PIT) $5.00
C Tyler Soderstrom (OAK) $5.00
1B/SS Aaron Sabato (MIN) $5.00
2B Josh Smith (TEX) $5.00
SS Roderick Arias (NYY) $5.00
SS Edwin Arroyo (SEA) $5.00
SS Joe Dunand (MIA) $5.00
SS Liover Peguero (PIT) $8.00
SS Elijah Tatis (CWS) UR $5.00
SS Masyn Winn (STL) $5.00
OF/SP,LHP Oscar Colas (CWS) $5.00
OF Jasson Dominguez (NYY) $5.00
OF Pedro Leon (HOU) $5.00
OF Luis Matos (SF) $5.00
OF Cristhian Vaquero (WAS) $5.00
SP/RHP Sam Bachman (LAA) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Nick Bitsko (TB) $5.00
SP/RHP Yoendrys Gomez (NYY) $5.00
SP/RHP Ethan Hankins (CLE) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Cole Henry (WAS) $5.00
SP/RHP Landon Knack (LAD) $5.00
SP,RP/LHP Asa Lacy (KC) $5.00
SP/RHP Ty Madden (DET) $5.00
SP/RHP Max Meyer (MIA) $5.00
SP/RHP Chase Silseth (LAA) $5.00
SP,RP/LHP Ken Waldichuk (NYY)
SP,RP/RHP Hayden Wesneski (NYY)
SP/LHP Brandon Williamson (SEA/CIN) $5.00

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

he said depends on what I am offering

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

is offereing Alcantara and B. Reynolds for Hader too Much?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

should I offer that?

Pops
Pops
1 month ago

Detmers, Bradish, Javier, or Matz – who gets the boot? I’m guessing B-Rad will be the consensus, but Javier has been dog poo

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

As expected. Thanks, G!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Walker or J,Walsh ?

jah
jah
1 month ago

Laureano, Joc, Kepler, A Vaughn, Soler, Kwan, Connor Joe, Avisail Garcia, Grossman, McCutchen, Pollock, Hays, Verdugo…..

If you were in a 10-team H2H points league that ignores K’s, and you were streaming 3 OF positions because you drafted well and your infield and pitchers are stacked…..which guys are you making sure you have on your roster, from the above list of “meh”?

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tews
tews
1 month ago

Hi Grey – great thoughts as usual.
10 team league, just grabbed Eduardo Rodriguez off the wire.
Pending what happens today, I think he’s probably into ‘hold’ territory, correct?
Compare to Ranger Suarez, Cristian Javier, Jordan Montgomery, Triston McKenzie, Paul Blackburn who are also available.
Thanks!

tews
tews
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Sorry forgot Kikuchi – Ed-Rod or Yusei?

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

Javier or kikuchi? foreseeable future

Jtc
Jtc
1 month ago

Escobar or Miranda ROS?

Jtc
Jtc
1 month ago

When Mountcastle comes back this weekend, to activate him I need to drop Ozuna, Rowdy or Alek Thomas. Or I can drop Mountcastle. Redraft league, who should i drop?
thank you!

Magnum
Magnum
1 month ago

In a daily ROTO keeper league, trade Ohtani for Trout and Cole? I can’t believe I was offered that, but I still don’t know what to do here.

SteveO
SteveO
1 month ago

Ok keep in mind this is a dynasty league. Verlander for Vaughn and A.Thomas? Is it close?

SteveO
SteveO
Reply to  SteveO
1 month ago

I’ve also offered Verlander and Vogelbach for Vaughn, Thomas and Lux. What say you? Again dynasty league and I’m in rebuild needing hitting but may contend next yr.

foxman
foxman
1 month ago

Max Meyer got destroyed last night. This is why I can’t have nice things.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Nathan Eovaldi a streamer at this point or hold.

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

The twins send lewis down and he looked like he belonged in the big leagues. He was hitting over .300 and had 2 hr in 40 plate appearances.

The pirates have scored 1 run in their last 3 games. 6 total runs in their last 6; their best hitter is collecting dust in the minors.

Baseball really knows how to alienate fans. That new cba did nothing to stop what is criminally wrong with baseball. It gave players a raise / cost of living adjustment and helped in some other areas like a universal dh but it did nothing to fix service time manipulation and teams being incentivized to not put their best team on the field. The additional draft pick for roy consideration was a half a$$ attempt to say they tried to fix the issue.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

The optimist in me says they may try to play him in the OF since the middle infield spots are blocked. So maybe this demotion is to work on his defense. From what I read about him, he is a great athlete who should be able to play anywhere.

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Gary C
1 month ago

A-Baz
B-Ranger Saurez and Kikuchi

Which side, thanks!

citizen5
citizen5
1 month ago

A. Do you have concerns about Eovaldi ROS?
He’s already matched is HR allowed from 2021.

B. Pick one:
Eovaldi vs SEA, vs BAL
Gomber vs NYM @ WAS
Javier vs TEX @ SEA
Kirby @ BOS vs OAK

Thanks in advance

Gary C
1 month ago

ESPN points
Mikolas for Merryfield

Which side

Thanks

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
1 month ago

Similar question

Mikolas or Tyler O’Niell

(I could use OF help and not sure if I trust Mikolas)

SteveO
SteveO
1 month ago

Dynasty league and I’m rebuilding. Trade Verlander for Vaughn and Lux or should I shoot higher?
And is Luis Gonzalez worth a look or is he just in a 70 AB hot streak?

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 month ago

Meister Grey,

Thank you Fantasy Master Lothario for your ability to pull funny stuff out of all the useless knowledge in your head and “entertain us”. Maybe Cobain was foreseeing your Master Lothario when he wrote that song….

A) Now that your Rolls Royce was sent down, can we be more positive thinking about Correa? I grabbed him worried about the SS’s being gone.

B) Should I return Meyer and pick up Gilbert? Meyer seems like a ways away from being brought up by the Farllin’s.

C) There is no C!

D) I love how you’ve demoted Trout. Maybe he’ll start focusing and catch up to Ward???

Happy Wednesday Buddy, Pal, Homey, if we ever meet and I don’t remember your name, that’s what you’ll get. Just an FYI, when you win the $$$ league and we go to lunch:).

Thank you,

CCC

John
John
1 month ago

SVHD league, drop detmers for gore or strider?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
1 month ago

Can you add a little insight to this question. When can we expect to see Rutschman up with the big club. Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) For an bench bat w OF eligibility, the best options are Lux and McNeil. Who’s my add?

2) Luis Gonzalez demotion is expected to be short-term. When he returns, would be preferable to Lux/McNeil?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
1 month ago

Grey

In a 6×6 league where the 6th pitching category is Innings pitched, would you start Webb @ Col today?

As always thanks in advance

omar
omar
1 month ago

OPS league. LuBob or Tucker, now thru 2023?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Have a trade offer from a team that needs a closer. I have Kimbrel, Romano, Rogers and Jansen. Right now the offer is for Roger or Romano for Correa.

Would you accept that trade for one of those or counter offer one of my relievers for Arenado, Bregman or Roberts. Currently have J. Turner at 3rd and Seager at SS.

What are your thoughts

Bluestar
Bluestar
1 month ago

Trade thoughts : a). Abreu and taylor ward for b) hosmer and jd martinez
Thanks Grey

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
1 month ago

Brujan or B Donovan ros?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Cards hater!

fausto
fausto
1 month ago

Lost B.Lowe for 6 weeks…awesome…joins Eloy Adames and Naylor on my IL/bench…need an OF and HR/RBI badly who you grabbing?
Soler(schmotato-ing), Avisail, or gulp Cole Calhoun?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 month ago

Or Santander? I’m punting average at this point

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson
1 month ago

Hi, Grey! Any chance Royce Lewis is worth stashing or do you think it’ll just take another Correa injury for him to get called back up?

Thanks!

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
1 month ago

My C. Morton for their L. Hendricks and C. Silseth….. you taking that?

I have Bassitt, Gray, Snell, Keller, Megill, Miley, and Archer… plus Romano and Barlow

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you, Sir