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The Giants are Mr. Magoo of the MLB. They’re unknowingly walking up a scaffolding and everyone watching on is expecting them to fall, grimacing at starting Wilmer Flores, screaming, “Be careful if you’re going to start Alex Dickerson.” Mr. Magoo’s Giants can’t keep balancing on the precipice without falling, can they? Yet, the Mr. Magoo Giants just keep winning. At top of their improbable lineup sits, LaMonte Wade Jr. aka LMW aka Lavarian Motor Works. LaMonte Wade Jr. sounds like Sanford & Son’s, uh, son, and, like everyone else on the Giants team, he’s Mr. Magoo’ing his way to incredible value. Lavarian Motor Works has been one of the hottest hitters in the last week on the 7-Day Player Rater. How improbable has it been? LaMonte has more homers this year in the majors than he had in any combined year in the minors, and he’s been in the minors since 2015! Yeah, this is pretty improbable, and he has some serious splits where he sits, but that’s no reason not to grab him. Vroom vroom, it’s time to roll out the latest Lavarian Motor Works on your teams. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Daulton Varsho – Hasn’t just been good for a catcher, he’s been good for any position. Wack-a-mole pops up, “Fo sho?” Slams down rubber mallet,”Varsho!”

Luis Torrens – Took a week or two off from recommending Torrens, because Garver and Raleigh were interesting, but Torrens never stopped being interesting. What’s more interesting is the Mariners are winning with two catchers in their lineup. Possibly not the most interesting thing…*looks up, waits, nothing* Ugh, I was told the world record for using “interesting” in a “non-interesting” manner was four times in three sentences, but the ceiling balloons didn’t fall! What gives?

Lewin Diaz – You have to know your blindspots. My blindspot is liking Lewin Diaz more than is deserved. Dot dot dot. But he has big-time power!

Ji-Man Choi – After he homered yesterday, I decided to add the Ji-Man, don’t make a federal case of it!

Cesar Hernandez – Was shocked to see Cesar under 50% rostered. He’s out-performing Giancarlo Stanton in power, and, for the price, it’s not even close.

Rodolfo Castro – With Adam Frazier out of Pittsburgh, the Pirates are building a new kind of booty-seeking ship. One that isn’t buoyant on boringness. Castro is not boring. He might just be the most exciting rookie ever if he only homers.

Brendan Rodgers – The Rockies are unloading players as they rebuild, which is why they recalled Rio Ruiz. I’m laughing at how bad the Rockies organization is run. Never the hoo! Rodgers has been hot.

Thairo EstradaThough nothing, will keep Estrada and me together. He could steal bags and hit for average, just for one day. We can be Thairo’s, for just one day. What’d you say?

Kyle Farmer – “What the hell are you doing? We’re going out to dinner!” That’s your wife when she sees you dressed in overalls, after you tell her you’re a farmer for hot schmotatoes.

Dylan Moore – Was about to drop some crazy knowledge on your head about how well Moore is doing on the Player Rater, but he’s barely a top 300 overall player, and I’m not sure why I am rostering him or talking about him. This is me coming to a realization in real time. Now for denial:  He’s got speed and power!

J.D. Davis – Just gave you my J.D. Davis fantasy. It had bloody-looking hands that were actually from sloppily eating a strawberry.

Brian Anderson – Usually he’s B.A. Brokeass, but I pity the fool who can’t recognize a hot bat.

Patrick Wisdom – Would ya believe he’s been almost twice as valuable as Kris Bryant in the last month? Would ya believe…You should, “Get Wisdom.”

Abraham Toro – Because his first name is Abe, and you can take his Toro last name and nickname him Fish, I’m going to start calling him Vigoda.

Jack Mayfield – “At New Mexico State, Jack Mayfield will teach you everything he knows about the no-look defense.” That’s Jack Mayfield talking in third person on a recruiting visit with the 1275th best college basketball prospect in Saskatchewan. Also, he’s been playing for the injured Rendon, and hitting better than him on the year.

Harrison Bader – I wanna send him an autograph request. Not because I collect autographs, but just so I can address it to Master Bader. Why am I so juvenile? Meh, an answer for another day, perhaps. Bader has been one of the hottest bats in the majors.

Brandon Marsh – Just gave you my Brandon Marsh fantasy. It has all the makings of a great post, until the dozens of typos.

Brent Rooker – Who played Rooker on TV? Was it Shatner or Heather Locklear? I always confuse them. Wait, don’t tell me, I can guess if you tell me if it was Shatner who played Amanda on Melrose Place.

Tylor Megill – As with the rest of of this post, this is subject to change if someone is traded. With that said, this is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to its neighborhood Chinese restaurant.

Steven Matz – This is also a Streamonator call. “I got a fortune that says, ‘True friends share joy with each other,’ and the woman at your front desk’s name is ‘Joy’ so I was wondering–Hello? I think I was disconnected.”

Anthony Bender – The Marlins’ closer could also be Dylan Floro, who sounds like everyone’s high school principal. Bender’s Futurama and Dylan’s Floro. Clearly! I’d only speculate on Bender, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Kyle Finnegan – Is there any truth to the rumor that Kyle Finnegan owns a bar in your area? Yes, that’s prolly true. When someone says, “Kyle Finnegan really sets the bar high,” it’s to keep the glasses from getting handled too much. Also, Tanner Rainey is there for possible Washington saves.

Alex Colome – Due to Taylor Rogers’s injury, you couldn’t pass ol’ Robles, unless you love Merlot and hate yourself. Well, you Marwin some, but you lost that one. Wanna lose another? Alex Colome is the speculative closer, which is great if you’re desperate.

Rex Brothers – With Kimbrel going to the White Sox, the Cubs will turn to a guy who sounds like what Cubs fans will be saying at the end of games, “Oh, Brothers.”

Paul Sewald – Might be the best “new” closer at the deadline or not, depending on Diego Castillo’s role. Sewald is worth grabbing either way. Sewald’s K/9 is 15+ and his FIP is ~1.75 and now I will make a weird face, that you’ll confuse with me orgasming, but I’ll insist I am not, then I won’t be able to stand up for five minutes and you’ll once again think something weird is happening that is hidden by my desk.

SELL

Corey Seager – The Dodgers are the greatest team since the 1927 Yankees. When Justin Turner shaves his beard, it will be donated to the Hall of Fame and hung next to Goose Gossage’s mustache, Rollie Fingers’ mustache, Eck’s mustache, Mattingly’s mustache, Rod Beck’s mustache–Okay, Cooperstown has a facial hair wing. The problem with supposedly great teams is they have a lot of options. Chris Taylor is just going to get benched? Treat Urner? Haha, please stop, your jokes are too hilarious. Corey Seager is returning today, and might have a great week while Urner recovers from Covid, but that’s just a chance for you to sell off Seager before he gets rested three times a week. I wouldn’t trade Seager for a fencing match with Indiana Jones, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Dylan Moore is not a buy. Since Toro is now on Seattle, there is no regular playing time for Moore anymore, he is only playing past few days because some of their outfield is banged up. In addition Moore is a .200 hitter, whatever speed he has and pop is garbage when he is no longer a starter. NOT A BUY.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Aj Pollock seems to be pretty hot over the past month-

Would you drop-Bader, Iceman M. Chapman, Renfroe, Cesar H, or Aguilar for him?

Thanks

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Add one (points league no specific needs)

Barlow
Finnegan
Sonny Gray
Gallen
Houck
Patino

Or one of the following as a bench bat

Adolis
Adames
Baddoo
Wong

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

With the Nats lineup a mess since trading Turner, I’m not sure Soto will see a lot of pitches to hit affecting counting stats ROS. May get Bonds treatment.

Would you take either Springer or Tucker for him? I need HR and RBI.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Has anyone noticed Fantrax doesn’t allow you to make multiple trade offers involving the same players. I sent a team 3 offers: Diaz and Abreu for Scherzer.. Diaz for Wainright. Abreu for Rodon. He replied:”One trade is Diaz and Abreu for Scherzer.. Another is nobody for Wainright. And another is nobody for Rodon. Please clarify?”

I got an offer from Al Koholic early in the season where he offered me nobody. He must have thought I was being a jerk when I asked if he was going to offer me something.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

Or maybe I did something stupid, not Fantrax.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Stash one (points league)

Lopez
Anderson
Civale
Gonsolin
Paddack
Hernandez
Rendon
Kyle Lewis

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

And drop one

JD Davis
Donaldson
Taijuan Walker
Jon Gray

eballs
eballs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Pablo Lopez
Nick Anderson
Aaron Civale
Tony Gonsolin
Chris Paddack
Elisier Hernandez
Anthony Rendon
Kyle Lewis

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

11 team league. We have a category for saves and another for holds. Which would be the odd man out of: D Castillo, Sewald, Pomeranz, A Reyes, Clase, Romano.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

6 shutout innings for Berrios! I think the Royals are probably the toughest team he’ll see, so bodes well!

Can’t hold back any longer. Have to make sure you recall the show was TJ Hooker.

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

Hey Grey – Haase or Varsho in an OBP OPS league? Thought it was Haase no brainer (or at least bc he’s more likely to keep it going), but Varsho has had better obp (by a lot) ops and SB, within only a few fewer HR since ASB. Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Twins’ announcer just stated last season the Cards had the best cardboard cutouts in baseball.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

So that Touki experiment didn’t go well. Moving on or giving him another run out there?

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: somehow I missed it but RIP Ron Popiel. Set it and forget it for life…

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Howdy Grey,

I need to drop someone to activate Jazz from the IL. Who from the below roster gets the boot (Heaney would be the easy call, but he gets BAL & KC next week)?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: W. Franco
OF: Laureano, Springer, Adolis
UTL: Franmil
Bn: Wisdom, LaMonte

SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Means, Framber, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Megill, Heaney

RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Bender

thanks as always and hope you’re having a great weekend!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

1) mannnnn anyone in the top 3 rounds on my team has been cursed this year… at least i got a couple weeks of tatis. I picked up Brendan Rodgers as my short term replacement, is that silly with Jazz on the waiver wire?

2) Man I really thought my lineup was tight and set Bellinger and Trent now sitting on my bench doing awful still. Which 2 would you start over them until they heat up (maybe) out of Bader, Cesar, Oneil, Soler, jazz and Badoo?

have a nice Sunday :)

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ahh crap cesar got added who is the next man up?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up. It’s crunch time! I forgot to ask you how you were doing after your procedure. I hope you’re doing well.

1) who is the drop? Yaz or Soler

2) who is the drop ROS (considering innings limit and who may get shutdown):
-mcclanahan
-fried
-Gomber
-Muller

3) do you think brothers gets another chance after last nights blow up?

4) do you think Romano still a potential hold for saves even though Hand was signed?

Thank you!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Lasagna or T May for holds. Ratios matter.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Yahoo has K Farmer with C-eligibility. Farmer just a schomato? Replace Varsho with Farmer in a 10T redraft?

My playoffs start next week.

Thanks

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Gilbert, Patino or Detmers in 10T h2h redraft 5×5?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Never mind, saw the answer above.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

You may be right about Tellez losing time and not Urias because of the Escobar trade.

Tellez is riding the pine tonight and Escobar is playing first base. Urias started at 3B after he rode the pine and Tellez started Friday night. I suppose Urias and Escobar offer better defense, so Tellez finds himself back in No Man’s Land? I honestly don’t know but I was hoping Tellez had found new life, which he had, until those asswipes traded for Edfarto.

Meanwhile, Keston Hiura has made one start since July 9th. I think the Brewers are officially done with him.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

it was reported by MIL that it’d mostly be urias losing time here, but obv both of tellez/urias get hurt to some extent. plus with MIL specifically they spent the first 2 odd months benching their best hitter at the time almost every game (t.taylor); so who knows.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Eovaldi. Jeez.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

but means might be back, yangs and yins for (mostly) everybody. means obv dropped in some 12’ers by now though (even by me in one, i only own him in deeper besides that one)

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

drat, i should’ve gotten a bet down that gonsolin would magically be DL’d within like a day of scherzer being traded to LAD. gotta be somewhere that has lines for stuff like that.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Would you drop Soler or Bader to grab Wade Jr? My obvious drop is actually LGJ but I need him at 2B for a few until Moose comes back…

CP
CP
1 year ago

10 team nl only h2h 5×5 with ops instead of runs pitching is standard categories saves no holds. currently 7/10 trying to make top 6 to get into playoffs

c: kelly
1b: bellinger
2b: muncy
3b: mcmahon
ss: swanson
of: conforto
of: riley
of: harper
utl: avisail
utl: hosmer
bench: suarez

sp: fried, gallen, wood, kim, alzolay, j. gray, c. smith, eflin
il: elieser

rp: bednar, clippard, ranger, hembree

I have the #2 waiver claim in this league. What order would you prioritize all of the new players that came over from the al and who would be the drop?

I’m thinking gibson because my sp is kinda weak but soler, kennedy, duffy, rosario are all options

CP
CP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Who would be your first drop?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
1 year ago

Hey Grey…thanks for helping break all this craziness down for us…

Replacement for Rich-Rod…would you prefer Bednar, Clippard or Brothers…or would you take a chance on Treinen to take Jansen’s job and soak up the ratios in the meantime?

Got outbid on both Sewald and Finnegan earlier this week, so pickings are slim.

chris
chris
1 year ago

In a Saves and Holds league where they both have the same value. Do you think Scott Barlow is much more valuable in that type of format?

chris
chris
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Because he is always used in the highest leverage situation of the game whether it is the 8th or 9th, he is always in line for either a hold or a save every time he is used

JC
JC
1 year ago

Top two for saves:
Duffey, Colome, Hembree, Bender, Amir, Clippard, Sulser, Brothers, Heuer, Bard,

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Such is the state of my world! Missed on Barlow this morning so very thin pickings out there

chris
chris
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

I had my question below and saw you mention Barlow, that sucks. I don’t know if you have holds in your league or not but he has been an absolute beast for me in a saves+holds format

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is Barlow such an upgrade over those two that you would trade Benny or Cesar for them?

chris
chris
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

I mean it depends on needs of course but Benny and Cesar are just fillers that you can drop so you wouldn’t be sacrificing very much. Those guys are both on the wire in most of my leagues.

JC
JC
Reply to  chris
1 year ago

Cesar has value. Benny questionable

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

1. With the recent trade, does that change the dollar value for Hendricks and Alzolay and when to use them?

2. I was going to start Hendricks tonight. Do you agree?

3. Would you start AZ’ Merrill Kelly tonight at home against the Dodgers? His $ is -9. It’s a Yahoo points league. He has however pitched well recently. Just not sure. Thoughts?

Thanks

Martin

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Do you envision much playung time for Wade? I was satisfied when he was full-time vs Righties?
– Wade’s 1B/OF eligibility is great for me IF he plays (Bryant also covers 1B, OF; but 3B too).
– Also, is his DTD status alarming (he did get pinch hit double vs lefty on Thursdy)?

Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
1 year ago

Drop Christian Vasquez for Varsho, Carson Kelly, or hold? He’s been decent all year, but not a difference maker, unfortunately.

Saves help
Saves help
1 year ago

Drop 1 of Rich Rod, Ranger Suarez or Sewald for Bednar?

Need saves.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rank – Lamonte; Conforto; Kike.

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Price or Touki?

luvdarooks
1 year ago

6 x 6 where OBP and doubles + triples count as two of the categories—— in need of home runs and ribbies .
Who better for the rest of the year Vasquez or Garver for my catch a slut

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

Hey Grey! In a keeper league (roto weekly) thinking about 2022 –

1. would you want a $4 Sale or $7 Grisham? Thanks!

1. Also, would you trade that Sale with a $22 Story for $17 Vladito? (That feels a little steep but IDK how to value story). Thanks!

Btw, Rockies 100% let story rest yesterday because he must have been so frustrated (understandably) for not being traded.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

I’d want Vlad

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

i’m guessing he had like a goodbye couple (or a dozen) beers with local friends because he was near sure he’d be doing nothing but scheduling a flight and leaving; then found out right before the game that he in fact wasn’t traded. rotoworld guessed it as “emotionally draining”

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
1 year ago

so now the CUBS have 2 of the near identical middle IF no power, good OBP + steals guys that were ranked right near each other as prospects and i think drafted right next to each other: hoerner/madrigal.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Fun week of pitching in my 12 teamer, h2h league. Went from first to fifth place in a super tight race. Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Flexen and ERod all did a great job, ugh. Traded for J Urias seeing how my “aces” have been floundering. New squad and WW below.

C – Torrens
CI – Abreu, Freeman, Donaldson
MI – Trea, Polanco, Albies
OF – (play 5) Winker, Springer, Yordan, Lowe, Tapia
Util – Wisdom
Bench: Cesar (playing until Trea gets back), Benny, Walsh
SP – Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Urias, Eovaldi, Megill
RP – D Castillo, Ranger, Hembree

WW: N Anderson (Covid?), all Cubs, Royals, Reds, Marlins, Lasagna, Bard, Neris, Pagan, Hudson, Stammen, Soria,

Saves and holds are separate cats. Looked like D Castillo was lined up for the save in Seattle. So do I try to scrape the barrel of WW closers and drop Ranger and either Benny or Walsh? Or do I trade D Castillo and try to compete in holds? Who are the adds, who are the drops?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Bellinger must actually be defying the laws of physics to be this bad.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

yeah his BABIP gotta be outta wack for him. BB rate was fine last i checked (albeit that might’ve been like 2 weeks ago). should be like .208 AVG currently, so 40 points bad. this is even assuming his BABIP should be .269, it’s currently .196.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

nabbed sewald in 5×5. have t.rogers (MIN) in DL slot and just now when cobb finally got his “blister” (LAA pulling that 6 days of lies, calling wrist inflammation “blister” just like g.richards torn elbow tendon was called “dehydration” for about 2.5 days once) i stashed fairbanks + n.anderson (lucky at this time i was only at 2/5 DL’s earlier i had to drop carrasco, moustakas and others when i had more than 5). also nabbed detmers in the cobb active spot. if he sucks can grab patino before his tues start.

now have kimbrel, sewald, karinchak, barnes, drop sewald obv for all of these, but which order: barlow, bender, clippard (i’d think barlow’s pretty high but partial saves opps with great stats trump bender (we don’t even know if that might be floro or just committee). before noe ram got corona’d clippard was less sure too (along with small sample floor for ratios, like under 5 innings total season or something).

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

this was like the second graveman was flipped to HOU (sewald added). figured i could save a move when stuff was still in flux. finnegan was obtained early by smart owner (like during yesterday’s WAS game like i’d have done).

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

bednar also in that but being PIT he’s probably at best 3rd out of these 4, albeit he could easily have the highest % share in his team’s saves ROS too.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T h2h 5×5 redraft

Gilbert or Patino?

Thanks

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

i think earlier answer here was gilbert since he’s proven to be good longer (albeit he just had 2 not good starts, tonight’s was quite good till late in outing though, and HOU ain’t easy), but of course that was before patino did well just lately.

if we’re looking at upcoming starts: (and assuming rotation order doesn’t change, which it can):
patino: vs SEA, @ BOS, @ MIN, vs WSOX
gilbert: @ TB, vs TEX, vs TOR, @ HOU

so both have really good (1 each) and really bad upcoming, if short term (with guys like this probably best idea) i’d take gilbert’s @ TB, vs TEX. if really short term patino’s vs SEA on tues.

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

ok here’s both (NL only and AL only message board FAAB’ing newly added to league guys, 10 teamers both h2h keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s (so ADP data for aug/sept 2021 prices are used for 2022 predraft keeper prices)).

1. AL only (1st place, 40/100 left)
C: heim (jeffers out there too in case garver keeps sitting)
1B: y.gurriel (3B)
2B: l.gurriel (OF)
SS: semien (2B)
3B: mayfield (2B/SS)
MI: r.urias (2B/SS)
CI: sheets (1B/OF)
OF (4): rice bowl, stanton, renfroe, straw (SS)
util (1): otani hitter
BN: j.meyer (dropped goodwin just now from his call up and roster space with straw off to see the GOD desert)
DL: rendon, lou bob, naylor
NA (1): julio rod (from keeper rules him as a last rounder isn’t terrible idea for next year)

SP: gibson (don’t lose stats if traded away midseason, unless dropped, in which case nobody can pick up NL guy, and obviously if he starts next year in NL can’t keep), yarbrough, rodon, bassitt, kaprelian, odorizzi, ray, heaney (the last spot i didn’t drop heaney, was like 6 others)

RP: (4): trivino, robles, barlow, sulser (did get the save tonight)
DL: bieber, t.rogers (MIN)

– with 40 i’m extremely unlikely to get any of: rizzo, s.marte, schwarber
– with sulser (partial saves at least and good pitching stats), trivino (closer), barlow (at least .66% of a closer with great stats) only robles needs to be replaced (sounds like no higher than 7th inning with barnes/ottavino at least ahead of him), which could later just be t.rogers.

1. best order of these over robles (assumptions made from rosterresource): soria (sounds break even or worse than robles), yimi (7th with better stats than robles), kimbrel (8th into partial 9th, great stats), hand (closer with risky stats), tepera (might be only behind kimbrel and l.hendriks with better stats so far this year than robles/soria/hand)

guessing the robles drop order being: kimbrel, yimi, tepera, maybe soria, ignore hand (i don’t need saves i need holds and just better pitchers). these others in FA too: patton, sborz, springs (might be a good get over everybody but kimbrel or maybe yimi), cishek (moved over mayers, it only took LAA like 3+ months to remove mayers from 7th/8th), scott

2. harrison can easily replace r.urias or sheets i’d guess, be willing to go to the full 40 here (assuming i can get none of the big bats)?

– NL only: (54/100 left, forgot, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added for both leagues)
C: molina
1B: freeman
2B: wong
SS: j.baez (recently traded j.harrison + a.wood for him to SP needy team)
3B riley (OF)
MI: didi (SS)
CI: wisdom (1B/3B)
OF (4): harper, grisham, bader, mcneil (2B/3B)
util (1): nogowski (1B)
BN: aquino (OF)
DL: mostsuckass, schwarber, daza

SP: s.gray (he’s back baby), gallen, muller, miley, megill, desclafani, gausman, kim
RP (4): brothers, clippard, kimbrel, d-will (recently dropped t.may and chafin for brothers, clippard as i wanted some saves even before kimbrel’s saves got halved or whatever amount he just lost)
DL: wick, eflin

1. less options here: it appears people think kennedy is closing over ranger, if so kennedy easy add over brothers

2. obv soler then e.rosario for hitters (can currently slot over aquino, now benched 3 of last 4 for freakin akiyama jebus)

3. gibson/luzardo over any of my SP’s? PHI’s a good bit worse than TEX for pitchers. luzardo for now i’d not even have to drop anybody, have that open NA slot (assuming he’s not called up between now and late sunday)

3.

Joe M
Joe M
1 year ago

Hi Grey, with Carson Kelly back I need to drop someone:

12 team H2H.

Options are Pham, L Gurriel, Price, Stassi, or Kelly. Varsho, Torrens both available for pick up as well.

What do you recommend,
Thanks.

Joe M
Joe M
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you,

Same question when Mookie comes back.

Other OF are Mullins, Mancini, Laureano, Badman Baddoo do

I think Price might be decent, so leaning L Gurriel or Pham

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Drop RichRod for Finnegan?

Also, who to cut: Bryant, India, Adam Frazier, Adames, or Brandon Crawford? (R/HR/RBI/BB/AVG)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Jon
1 year ago

yep, if saves only for sure. the 2nd’s gotta be frazier i’d think.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

K Ruiz or Varsho at C, 13T roto OPS

Thanks

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
1 year ago

In a 13 team league where you keep 2-4 players. Struggling lately due to poor hitting depth and regression in my staff of Bassitt, Desclafani, Gausman, Nola, Gausman, T. Walker, McCullers – and DeGrom on shelf. Still clinging to 1st place, have seen a consistent 15-20 category points lead evaporate to near tied.

Have K. Tucker, Y. Alvarez, Albies, and Bichette as my core hitters. Nothing much notable besides them. Have position flexibility that I can bench whomever I want to no matter what position hitter(s) I acquire. (Baddoo unfortunately is outside of a 4 keeper discussion esp with the guys I have.)

Put the 5 keeper quality players (the hitters above and DeGrom) on the block recently asking for 2-3 quality players based on fact I’m forced to lose one anyway. Just received a troll offer of Muncy for DeGrom straight up after DeGrom shutdown news. My other offers haven’t been responded to and I otherwise only received a weak package offer for DeGrom.

Revised block to just Bichette, the obvious crown jewel of the group, again asking for 2-3 quality players. Am I thinking this through correctly, that’s it really only worth a low team’s while if it’s the bona fide stud and only worth my while if they get a big return like Bichette would? That if DeGrom is receiving low balls with teams knowing I’m motivated to move the guy who’s unable to contribute, I should shy away from getting taken to the woodshed? (Dude was literally having an all time season. He has clear keeper value for the future.) I am short saves so feel a prime closer needs to be in it but with the struggles of a lot of my staff, I’m almost fine with getting a stud pitcher back.

Sorry for wall of text. Been leading wire to wire so the last few weeks and now today have been a tough one to watch. Trying not to just sit there and watch the season get pissed away but the solutions haven’t been working with how I’ve tried and failed to work trades. The others are aware of what I’m trying to do, and it would harm me for the future to capitulate on a bad deal, trying to think of creative solutions

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey- I ended up getting lucky. Muncy offer guy very surprisingly subsequently offered Jose Ramirez for DeGrom, and I countered with Ramirez + Jake McGee which he accepted, so it worked out.

sugarbear
sugarbear
1 year ago

was just offered gallo for my mancini and i’m too much of an o’s fan to judge objectively – should i take it or hold?

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

seems fair, if in OPS or OBP i’d go gallo for sure. if say you needed 1B elig might move gallo for him. gallo’s upside obv went up now. but for batting AVG he’s obviously worse (5×5 compared to OPS or OBP)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Taillon pulled an out short of a QS at 98 pitches. Come now.

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

story scratched with “possible emotional roller coaster day that ended in nothing”
a rewording of rotoworld’s blurb

Quinn
Quinn
1 year ago

Walsh is just a straight drop in a redraft right?

JJ
JJ
1 year ago

Torrens or Kelly ROS?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

How would you rank the following SAGNOF or ROS saves;

Bender
Hembree
Kennedy
Bednar

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Please add Brothers to this list.

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

austin riley is a man

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s good to be back on the boat! Or whatever that metaphor was!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Any point in holding Santander? Guy has been so lame.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Also keep reading Rowan Wick as a closer stash on CHC – could make sense considering I can’t envision a lefty that is Rex Brothers closing games

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Carson Kelly off IL and batting 5th tonight? Jump back on the train?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Gallo is the Yankees shortest and lightest starting outfielder tonight at 6′ 5″ 235 lb haha

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah that’s crazy if they say line up their whole team and show how much bigger their OF is than the rest of them. bunch of basketball players in the OF (of the hitters, obv some SP are this big)

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft No Starts or Innings Limit

Finally got my Corey back and need to make a cut. Was thinking Adames and having no bench bat, but looking for some advise.

C Garver
1B Mancini
2B Semien
3B Devers
SS Seager
OF S. Marte
OF Gallo
OF O’Neill
UT Riley
BE Adames

SP’s: Lynn, Gausman, Morton, DeSclafani, L. Garcia, Carrasco, Touki, Mahle, Means, Houck, Cobb, Patino, Megill

Punting saves as per our conversation last week.

Whose the drop?

Thank you

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Aguillar or Schoop for 1B in my 10 team H2H redraft league?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Of course deGrom is shut down for two weeks now with a setback. I feel like if the Mets were going to trade for a rental like Baez then they should have added a better starter too, like a Maeda. Heck, even just staying with the Twins, Pineda would have been better than Williams.

Sorry, annoyed real baseball fan mini-rant over, back to fantasy haha.

Relsh
Relsh
1 year ago

In a 6×6 H2H league, could use some 1B help. What do you guys think of trading German Marquez for Trey Mancini?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Wong @ ATL or Wilmer Flores vs. Hou this weekend? Thanks!

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

Whos next in line for saves, kittredge in TB? That trade makes zero sense

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Verdugo back in the two hole, Duran down to 8th tonight.

CP
CP
1 year ago

Do you think josiah gray will slot into the nats rotation or is he a drop in nl only?

Also, should I roll with Kelly, Nola, or D’arnaud at catcher when they are all back?

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Jazz activated and batting third tonight. Suck it Mish! Haha

jah
jah
1 year ago

Please help me choose 2 starts of these 6? (W’s get me a nice points bonus):

Framber (+6.5 on SON) @ SF/Gausman (+14.4)
Greinke (+6.9) @ SF/Wood (+1.2)
Hendricks (-1.1) @ WSH (TBD, was Lester -9.1)
McClanahan (+15.0) vs BOS/Pivetta (-1.7)
Stroman (+10.0) vs CIN/Gutierrez (-19.2)
Ohtani (+9.8) vs OAK/Kaprielian (-7.2)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Harley Earl “TOLD YOU THAT LaMONTE WADE JR. WAS A BEAST 5 YEARS AGO…AN ABSOLUTE BEAST”:) Have a good weekend!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Need to get ready to “sell” if things don’t go right the next week in my H2H keeper league (e.g., keep four hitters and two pitchers).

Definitely going to keep Bichette, Turner, and Eloy on the hitting side. Need to decide on the final spot between Hoskins, India, Hayes, Reynolds, Arozarena, Yelich and Mullins. Trying to weigh future upside with how much value I can get in a trade right now. What would you say?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep…appreciate it Grey. Have a good weekend!

blooper
blooper
1 year ago

Chris Taylor for either Mahle or F. Peralta?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: love the no waivers trade deadline. its like an 8-ball dropped in a jolt soda.

thoughts on solers value in atlanta? any major change?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  herschel
1 year ago

Yeah but now it must be like when the Discos closed.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

Who’s the closer in ATL?

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I commented a ton today Grey, thanks for all the responses. Appreciate you!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Who would be your 4th starter…Zach Thompson starting tonight vs. NYY (Taillon) or take the chance on a “projected” start of Berrios vs. KC on Sunday? My other 3 starters this weekend are Taillon, Julio Urias, and Touki. Thanks.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

How many IBB does Soto get now? No reason to pitch to him.

Unlike J-Ram who lost Lindor…he at least has Reyes hitting behind him. Who does Soto have? Bell?

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being next week, and 0 being when hell freezes over, how confident are you that Christisn Javier ends up back on Hou rotation?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Grey write up Grey!

Where do you see Mullins ranked next year? May be able to get him in a keeper.

Thanks,
LG

K
K
1 year ago

Bednar or Tyler Rogers or Soto/Fulmer

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

can’t wait to see how this Mets lineup shakes out with Baez and Lindor – if I’m the Mets, gotta figure guys like McNeil and Nimmo are important for OBP and not having a lineup that’ll potentially strike out 20 times a game

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A blahtoon with JD Davis at 3B? Right now with Lindor still on the shelf, I’d think Villar is losing time before McNeil, assuming perfect health. I say that because McNeil was on the bench to rest his left leg injury.

I have McNeil right now as a replacement for Chapman, but maybe I should roll Wisdom?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That K-rate concerns me – thinking Abraham Toro could prob not hurt me as much and chip in some SBs

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey – roster crunch in my RCL where I’m chasing 1st overall Grimey. Need to drop 1.

1b – Freeman
2b – Fletcher
3b – Arenado
Ss – Tatis
ci – Donaldson
mi – Harrison
of – Alvarez, Springer, Laureano, Grichuk, Tapia, Baddoo
Bn – Bell, Eloy
Sp – Peralta, Ryu, Bassitt, Eovaldi, Kaprielian, Wood
Rp – Kimbrel, Melancon, Kennedy, Kopech, Kittredge

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks G! that was a crazy trade deadline!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Big Panda becoming a Guardian. Should join the Furious Five soon.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 year ago

Interesting…no love this week for the HE-Brewer R. Tellez.
Hitting about .400 w/ 4 jacks and 12 RBIs as a Brewer.
I guess we’ll have to see how Ed Escobar fits in the picture.

I’m confused by the post on D.Moore…is he a buy or sell?
The .185 BA takes all the shine off the power/speed shine.
I own him in a 12 teamer but no one wants him.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Brewer lineup tonight EE at 3B cleanup, the Hebrewer 5th at 1B. Urias sitting. Hope this sticks.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I don’t think he’s an everyday bat anymore

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

The Angels traded Heaney for Junk. It writes itself.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Glad I’m not the guy updating the MLB.com trading deadline update page.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Though he probably beats all his league mates to the suddenly-desirable guys on the FA wire.