The Reds’ bullpen are the Nasty Boys again. Not in the good way though. In the Janet Jackson way. . .Nasty, nasty boys, don’t mean a thing. Lucas Sims (1 IP, 3 ER) came in and pitched a clean, sexy 9th inning, like a closer might. Then the 10th inning came, and–did Amir Garrett sneeze on him? Yo, I put this CD-Rom in my computer, fired up the dial-up, and began to clothe my Sims family for this? Are you kidding? Reds’ bullpen is so bad, it made the Dbags’ pen look good, but only by comparison, because Kevin Ginkel (2/3 IP, 1 ER); Yoan Lopez (2/3 IP, 1 ER); Stefan Crichton (1/3 IP, 2 ER) trust me, are not good. I’m actually holding out hope that Joakim Soria returns as the closer, and I already know he’s gonna suck. Not because I’ve seen the future, but because I’ve seen the past! Eight home runs left Great American Ballpark yesterday, and they hadn’t seen so many dongs since Marge Schott was breeding bulldogs. Since there’s so many dingers, let’s get on the other side of the ‘anyway’ to go over them. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Votto – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer. He continues to chomp on pitchers’ brain custard and cause everyone to yell, “ZOMBINO!” He will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and to see who else is in there right now subscribe to the Patreon.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he hits .169. His batting average is about as good as his shortstop fielding.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact dedicated that home run for all the Greek moms out there with schmutz in their mustache and, when it’s pointed out, they say, “Oh, that’s just my schmutztache.”

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, as he hit leadoff. In September, I’m gonna say something about Tyler Naquin, and you’re gonna be like, “Oh, yeah, whatever happened to him?”

Jonathan India – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .255. Fun fact! India calls his bat, Ballywood.

Taylor Widener – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.82. He was cruising along, then this start went sideways quicker than Paul Giamatti with a glass of Merlot. He’s still a Streamonator call in most mixed leagues, but I did grab Widener the first week of the season in my deeper leagues, and I’ve started him every time out without much thought. Though, I was voted, Most Likely To Do Something Without Much Thought.

David Peralta – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 7 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .269. Now has five straight games with a hit, and he’s not in this afternoon’s Buy, but I could see adding him, since a five-hit game goes a long way towards being hot.

Carson Kelly – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .351. I was so happy when James McCann fell to me in a league after the 220th pick, and Kelly is just mocking me.

Alex Kirilloff – With Miguel Sano hitting the IL with a hamstring strain, Kiriloff was finally called up. Yes, yes, yes…Anyone hear anything on Kelenic yet? No? Okay, but Kiriloff is a great start. I would grab Kirilloff in all leagues, and, of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column. One may say, he’s lede’ing things off.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.23, as he was recalled from the alternate training site. I was half-watching this game while preparing dinner and heard something about German/Loaisiga and I thought, “Ooh, is that like cheesy layers of bratwurst and do they deliver?” Then, after dinner, I saw German settled down but it was an easy-ish matchup. Though, better than being bad in a hard-ish start, right? Yes. I think. Obviously in deeper mixed leagues, it’s guten tag, Sonntag, but I’d hold in shallower.

Kyle Higashioka – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .353. Don’t care what the Yanks do, but how have they not just traded Gary Sanchez for, like, anything?

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games. Albombso!

Joc Pederson – Hit the IL with wrist tendinitis. Geez, that’s too very bad–Nico Hoerner was called up to replace him! Let’s get down and boogie! At least for my NL-Only team where I drafted him. The Cubs wouldn’t promote him to send him down again, right? Right?! Tell me I’m right, Voice In My Head!

Cristian Javier – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 BB), 9 Ks, ERA at 1.32. Cristian Javier was being the Cristian Javiest he could last night. *lifts him in a chair* Javier…Nagila! Wait, Cristian? Oh, lower him. I was out on him in the preseason, because the 2020 BABIP was goofy low, and his command isn’t elite, or wasn’t at least. This year it’s been fine. Also, if his K/9 is gonna be north of 12, then who, and follow me here, cares. I don’t. He can have a 5+ BB/9 with a 12+ K/9. I don’t think he’s available a lot of places, but if he is, then mea culpa on the preseason hesitation, I’d go fully in until the command regresses.

Alex Cobb – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.28. Hope you didn’t get suckered into Cobb like a woman in the 1900s being invited on a double-date with Rube Waddell and his friend, Ty.

Mike Trout – Left the game after being plunked on the elbow. “Someone owes me a nickel!” Oh, shut up, Eric Plunk. It looked like Trout was in pain, but nothing can stop Mike Trout.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .229. After the game, Pujols finished the second half of his home run trot, as the players all agreed to not delay the game for it at the time.

Donovan Solano – Hit the IL with a strained calf. I know just how you veal.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.83. Okay, bear with here as I explain a very elaborate strategy:  Start all Giants pitchers at home.

Brian Anderson – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. What a shame–Who cares! Now Jon Berti will have to play, right? Why does it feel like Jon Berti and Garrett Hampson have the same agent and that agent wronged so many people? I could see grabbing Berti if you need speed. Also, Jose Devers was called up, and he’s got some speed and Rafael Devers’s jeans. Yes, he stole his brother’s Levi’s.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (6) and legs (1), hitting .279. I like the players with the boom, I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom. RIP Shock G.

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Who can make one hit in six innings still feel kind of meh? The Pivetta-man can!

Justin Dunn – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.68. He looks good, like a young Willie Randolph. Flip it to Roy Smalley! Dunn’s pitching wasn’t bad either. His command, in general, is a mess based on his 2020 and April, but that hasn’t always been the case. His velocity is way up (91 to 94), and could see moving in on him in deeper mixed leagues, but Streamonator still for shallower.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .316. Glad, actually very happy, that the one Mariners hitter I don’t have anywhere is the one hitting. Very, very pleased. *opens drawer, inserts hand, slams drawer on hand*

Jordan Romano – Will be activated from the IL on Saturday, and should take over the 9th again. Hope you didn’t spend too much cheddar on Dolis, because the Jays have Romano. Also, the Jays said Merryweather will be lucky to return by June gloom.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Re-aggravated his wrist while taking swings in Detroit. Who does he think he is, Kid Rock? Don’t bawitdaba da bang da bang up your wrist! Ugh, I don’t know what’s going on, but he went back to Pittsburgh for tests and that sounds awful.

Adam Frazier – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd steal. Prolly worthwhile to grab, but if it causes an erection for longer than five minutes, you might want to seek a doctor.

Jose Urena – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.57 vs. Mitch Keller 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 7.16. This Tigers/Pirates matchup was billed as, “These guys are paid to be playing, but they should pay me to watch it.” The Tigers lost, but were there any winners?

Zach McKinstry – Scratched with back tightness, and so was Chris Taylor. Sheldon Neuse and A.J. Pollock replaced them both, and both hit their first home run. Hmm, something’s fishy here, and it’s not the Pollock.

Trent Grisham – 2-for-4, and a slam (4) and legs (4), hitting .318. Damn, or rather Grishamn. He might not be a fluke. No, I’m still smelling that Pollock!

Ryan Weathers – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.59. If Paddack and Lamet’s rookie years tell us anything, Padres develop pitchers to be good for about five months. All seriousness, Weathers isn’t this good, but he does have elite command, and a good team. Of course, I just want the Padres to call-up McKenzie Gore.

Dinelson LametPadres said he won’t get another MRI on his elbow. Smart, makes denial easier.

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Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Start any of these today
Weaver @ ATL
Brubaker @ MIN
Matz @ TB
Sonny @ STL
Allen @ HOME v NYY

Thanks Grey

Matt D.
Matt D.
1 year ago

I’ve got two shallow league questions. 10-team, h2h categories league (Yahoo), 4 weekly moves so I gotta make them count…

1) Own Falefa, but Yadi, Ramos, and Narvaez are all available – worth the swap for overall value? Which one if so?

2) I picked up Votto & J Bell this week to fill in from injuries and now I have a logjam and too many bench bats. Would you drop Votto, Bell, Swanson, Mancini, or Biggio to add a streaming/pitcher spot or to snag Kirilloff or Happ for the upside instead? (Example pitchers available: J Montgomery stream, Manaea, Urquidy, German)

The answer might literally be: do nothing…Sometimes the wire is so chock-full I don’t even know what to do with myself…

Matt DiPirro
Matt DiPirro
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! I should’ve said I have 2 of my 4 weekly moves left, but regardless. You buy into the idea that Biggio and Dansby will get out of this? Biggio never swings the bloody bat

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Few roster questions
10 team 5×5 daily transactions and roster moves
1.) Is Lucas Sims worth holding? I have 4 closers (Castillo, Reyes, Barnes, Neris) but can drop him to grab Peralta (good matchup today) to start in my OF spot. I’m benching a few guys (Schwarber, Semien, Hosmer) in bad matchups).

2.) Same league, I have Dunning. I have a plethora of other solid arms (almost too many). Is Dunning a start today, and if not, I’d guess he’s not even a hold? Could also drop for maybe a hitter.

3.) Is JMccann a hold in 10 team where I can stream? Or just mix and match with someone like Dom Nunez in COL? Will I regret dropping?

4.) JoMo a start today in 10 team? @CLE. He’s been pitching pretty well. Maybe just a bench and hold.

5.) 12 team 6×6 OPS, grab Hays facing a lefty today and start him or Seth Brown stash/start and roll out JTurner vs Darvish or Hosmer vs Kershaw.?

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dunning @CHW (revenge narrative?)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Just added Kirilloff when I moved Sano to the IL, but I now have too many bench bats (3) vs. SP’s I can stream (1).

Who should I cut loose from the below roster?

C: McCann
1B: Alonso
2B: Biggio
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Conforto, Grisham, Lewis
UTL: Bohm, Lowe
BN: Gimenez, Hampson, Kirilloff
SP (start 5): Castillo, Ryu, T. Rogers , Means, Corbin, T. Walker
RP (start 3): Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

IL: Sano, Syndergaard, Lamet

thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Forgot to add that SON seems to really like Taijuan Walker’s start on Sunday, but i believe SON also liked his start on tuedsay where he got rocked.

would you HOLD for his start vs. WAS or drop to stream? Someone like Smyly is out there & SON seems to love both his next starts.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

appreciate the help as always!

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
1 year ago

Starting Luis Cast-ILL-yo @STL against FLAT-ter-eee on Sunday? Haha…

Thanks Grey. Have a great weekend!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Mark Feinsand (mlb.com) just published an article saying that Kelenic unlikely to be brought up “in the not-too-distant future” because Seattle is playing so well.

iamnotasmartman
iamnotasmartman
1 year ago

Grey, thanks for the great write up as usual. I have both Christian Vazquez and Travis d’Arnaud… looking to drop one to make some room in a 5×5 categories yahoo league. Who would you drop? Thanks in advance!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Best bat for my UT spot: Franmil or DeJong? Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Start Mize against KC at home?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Am i wrong to have Jose Ramirez sitting against the Yankees tonight at home?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok do I sit Alec Bohm in COL vs Marquez?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok right now the guys in my UTIL hitting spots are: Posey, guerrero, Frazier, Lowrie. Ramirez, Bichette, Alvarez, and Ohtani who is the odd man out to put Bohm in?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok i trust you

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bohm has never faced Marquez while posey is 2 for 6 lifetime vs Alcantara.

183414
183414
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Sitting JoRam ? For whom ?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. Gallo was cut. I know he’s shown no power, but do you think he still has value?
-Please rank the following — Adonis Garcia; Jordan Luplow; and Joey Gallo.

2. Is Graveman entrenched as Seatle closer? Graveman or DickRod?

Raf
Raf
1 year ago

Can you please rank Ohtani (pitcher), Rodon, Means, and Eovaldi? Need to drop one in one league and two in another. Thanks!

Raf
Raf
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry to need clarification, but are those the two best or the two to drop?

Jayrod
Jayrod
1 year ago

Heya Grey! Patron subscriber.. sad there are no dog pics.. the eff man!! JK

Quick stupid one for ya.. AL Only 8 team roto limited moves (2 per week)

I’ve been holding onto Danny “just go home” Jansen, praying every night bedside like those Precious Moment collections that haunt me from my grandmas basement…

Do I grab Higashoka??

Also available..
M Zunino
R Perez
F Mejia
T Murphy
P Severino

I hate making any moves for C but Jansens a bum, wish Kirk was hitting so I could just make that grab.

Appreciate it regardless. Sorry for ugly question and happy to be subscribed!
-Jayrod

Jayrod
Jayrod
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s only been a literal year since we were last blessed with Ted!

Limited ABs for Higgy is just so dang awful. Only get Gerrit Cole starts?!

Again, appreciate you greatly sir! Always happy to support.
Thanks and I’ll hold and hope Danny comes around or goes home!
-J

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

In a 2-Catcher league, take a shot on Higgy (NYY) over Nunez in COL or T. Murphy?

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
1 year ago

Aloha!
Should I drop Strasburg for Antone?

New nickname for you : MasterGreyBater!
You can 86 me now. lol

Have a margarita today!
Aloha!

Kailuaboy
Kailuaboy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Please rank top 3 –

Kikuchi
Canning
Dunning
JoMo
Bassitt
Gore
Odorizzi
German
Cease
Manaea

Streamers for everyone or hold onto top 2-3 with Gray, Lynn, Stroman, Gausman, Means, etc

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Canning and Dunning over Means, too? Or hold?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is there something I’m not seeing in GCanning? And even Bassit?

Feel like Kikuchi has looked really good, showing upside, JoMo as well despite some HRs… idk what is canning? A 4.00 pither and maybe 9 K/9?

Bassit I can see but he’s got a low K rate and hasn’t been sharp. But I can see that, and surely dunning. I’m not understanding Canning over Kikuchi, German, JoMo, even Manaea or a stash of Gore.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, not that it’s a great barometer, but here are Yahoo’s ownership % on these pitchers
Kikuchi 44%
Bassit 76%
Dunning 50%
Manaea 67%
Cease 35%
Gore 21% (rising fast)
German 26% (rising fast)

And then, GCanning, at 14% (and falling)

My point is, you’re theoretically quite aggressive on him in relation to the field by preferring him, and I’m just not sure what you are seeing. He just seems like a low end streamer to me.

JP
JP
1 year ago

3 seperate questions:

Muncy or Moncada?

McMahon or Mercedes?

Lindor or Rendon?

Thank you!

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 year ago

Grey,

With Springer coming back (hopefully) this weekend I gotta make room for him.

Drop either Solak or Conforto?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Can you rank Bard, Garrett and Colome for saves

JayJ
JayJ
1 year ago

dynasty 16 man. offered $0 Dunning for $30 arenado. Also offered $1 andres gimenez and $26 snell for arenado.
im rebuilding. My sps are weak. Have only Luzardo, Sixto(IL), Eovaldi, and bunch of w.e sps. Dseclafni, Odorzzi, weaver. what do you think? thanks.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 year ago

Trade offers:

Ryu/Yordan for Buehler

Gallen/Yordan for Buehler

Which side and in what order of preference?

It’s a small league that uses QS. Yordan is a luxury I don’t really need. Looking to improve my SP. Not sure if it moves the needle much to get Buehler over Ryu or Gallen.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

1. Please pick one (13T OPS)

Baddoo or Kirilloff?

2. Same league, which two start:

McMahon, Cronenworth, Hiura

Thanks

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

Romano or Yimi Garcia?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great write up Grey! Funny Haniger blurb but don’t worry he doesn’t have the balls to keep it going!

Play in a weekly H2H league and I’ve been streaming catchers so far and wanted your advice on who to roll with next week or if there is an option worth holding. Lots of options with Hitteron values for next week as well:

Carson Kelly $2.9
Sean Murphy $1.9
McCann -$1.3
IKF $8.6
Molina $10.4

Thanks!
LG

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Javier or Plesac?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

SEA needs a player to fake an injury so it’d be Kelenic time

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

I’ve tried to adopt the boat captain’s strategy of drawing a dick and balls with my car every morning before I park. Works like a charm, nobody at the office talks to me all day!!

12 Team h2h – HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG – Daily Lineups

1) Catcher Question: Hold McCann or grab Higashioka?

2) Please rank: Luplow, India, Luis Urias

3) 3rd Bench bat or stash Gore/Gilbert?

4) Jazzy Chizzle or Kiriloff?

Thanks for all your hard work Grey, have a great weekend!!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gracias Grey.

Someone dropped Paddack in that league (QS instead of W), worth a waiver claim or wait and see?

Pitchers on waivers: Paddack, Kikuchi, Arihara, Urquidy, Bassitt, Gore, Pivetta, Jeffries, etc…

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Mercedes, Didi, Gallo and Adolis Garica on wire. Could you rank in order pickup choices. I have the #2 wavier.

Thanks

Juan GOATo is my religion
Juan GOATo is my religion
1 year ago

Is Eddi Rosario/Alex Reyes/Soler for Darvish fair? Guy in need of outfielders offered me this, my other guys are blackmon, soto, franmil, santander, and walsh. I could use SP help.

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
1 year ago

12 teamer 5×5 OBP roto no AVG w/keepers.

Who’s the drop to activate Romano?

Austin Hays
Ian Happ
Rafael Montero
Chris Bassitt
Logan Gilbert

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx Grey.

HN
HN
1 year ago

Mr. Grey!

5×5 roto; struggling everywhere

drop Blackmon for Kirillof?

HN
HN
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

Any interest in starting Brubaker @ MIN today in a 14 team h2h QS league?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Cherry Cheesecake Day!

Sounds like both Altuve & Springer could be activated over the weekend. Great news!…but who of the below should I be dropping to make room:

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

Roster:
C: Ramos
1B: Freeman
2B: Jazz Chisholm
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Bohm
OF: F. Reyes, Laureano, K. Lewis
UTL: Mercedes
BN: Baddoo
SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Gausman, May, Means, Luzardo, Sonny Gray, Heaney, J. Montgomery, P. Corbin,
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Bard, Kennedy

IL: Altuve, Springer, F. Valdez

NA: W. Franco

Thanks as always !!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

1) this doesn’t solve my speed problem, but Charlie Blackmon was dropped. Would you drop Margot for Blackmon?
2) Is Blackmon cooked or is he still a top 20 OF?

Thanks a lot!

C: Wilson Ramos
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Eduardo Escobar
3B: Matt Chapman
SS: Joey Wendle
OF: Ronald Acuna
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
OF: Franmil Reyes
UTL: Colin Moran
Bench: Garrett Hampson
Bench: Manuel Margot

IL: Adalberto Mondesi

SP: Corbin Burnes
SP: Pablo Lopez
SP: Dylan Cease
P: Drew Pomeranz
P: Giovanny Gallegos
P: Emmanuel Clase
P: Alex Reyes
P: Zac Gallen
Bench: Carlos Rodon
Bench: Sonny Gray
Bench: Steven Matz

IL: Noah Syndergaard

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, 12 team roto
My staff is
Maeda
Castillo
S.Gray
Gausman
Eflin
Ryu
Should i add Javier or stream that spot with staff i have?

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Hey Grey
Dump tapia for Kirilloff ?
Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

I have a ton of starters. Which would be the first you would trade away from:

Civale, Rodon, Rogers, Mahle, Means

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Throwing shit at the wall right now with Bellinger/Springer/Voit and others on my IL (FML) … grabbed Upton… But should I drop him for Kirilloff?

Need to catch lightning in a bottle and stop the bleeding.

Thanks!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks brother

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

1) Ramon Laureano or Trent Grisham?
2) based on my team, trade Carlos Rodon for Laureano or Grisham or hold?
3) is dealing Rodon for speed worth it with Mondesi coming back hopefully next month?

Thanks a lot!

C: Wilson Ramos
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Eduardo Escobar
3B: Matt Chapman
SS: Joey Wendle
OF: Ronald Acuna
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
OF: Franmil Reyes
UTL: Colin Moran
Bench: Garrett Hampson
Bench: Manuel Margot

IL: Adalberto Mondesi

SP: Corbin Burnes
SP: Pablo Lopez
SP: Dylan Cease
P: Drew Pomeranz
P: Giovanny Gallegos
P: Emmanuel Clase
P: Alex Reyes
P: Zac Gallen
Bench: Carlos Rodon
Bench: Sonny Gray
Bench: Steven Matz

IL: Noah Syndergaard

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
1 year ago

10 team Al 5×5…I trade Dozier and Skubal for M Chapman?

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

Narvaez or Ramos ROS?
Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Lots of great insights today (I assume we’ve exhausted Kirilloff).

Now back to normal! Help me decide among the 4 worst players so far this season:
– Should I cut Hiura for Happ?
– Joc is on my DL. Should I cut him for Sano?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Grey, can you please pick TOP TWO for next week?

Wheeler @STL; NYM
Civale MIN: @CHW
Javier SEA; @TB
Morton CHC; @TOR

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
1 year ago

Time for Weathers and drop Bundy? Also have Matzek, Arihara and Brubaker on bench.

Thanks again for your work! Enjoy the days

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Drop cobb for domingo?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ty

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Great stuff once again.

Looking at finding a mainstay 3B in a 10 tm with the Hayes news. Starting Eduardo.edu every day right now.
1)Can you rank Eduardo.Edu, Riley, JD Davis, and Yuli ROS?
2) Would you drop Eduardo now for either of those 3?
Thank you!

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

Thanks again. Im intrigued by JD i dont know why. Never knew he has 70 raw power grade on fangraphs. Maybe I can make room for both.

JD’s new nickname – Just Dongs 2: Metsy Boohoo

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Margot or Kiroloff ?

M is for Mookie
M is for Mookie
1 year ago

Who are you dropping in SV+H league for Romano coming off IL? Duffey or Bummer (Both a bummer so far)

Are you starting Ynoa v Arizona (~$9) or Dunning at CWS (~$2) tonight?

M is for Mookie
M is for Mookie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry I should rephrase the second question – independently of each other are you starting both, rather than one or the other
Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Injury Hold: KeBryan or Sano?

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Or Santander?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

La stella or polanco at 2b? Polanco had one good game this week. Thanks

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

pick up dalbec, baddoo, jd davis or mullins to replace santander? Thanks grey

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Who to cut among Franchy, Renfroe, and Michael ATaylor?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Need some roster advice.

11 team roto we have daily moves and waivers runs 2x a week. 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories:

Current team:
C Mercedes 1b Vlad 2b Lowrie ss Lindor 3b machado CI Alonso MI Tatis OF: Acuna, Robert, Kyle Lewis, Reynolds, Senzel, Utility: Baez
Staff: Bieber, Mahle, Means, Luzardo, Rogers, Clase, Reyes, Garrett, May, Victor Gonzalez
Bench: Rodon, Civale, Bohm
IL Lynn, Lux, Bellinger

With Lynn coming back I need to make some moves. I am struggling trading for an outfielder so thinking I try to get a closer. Would you try to trade Bohm or a starter? If a starter which one? I should add we have a 2000 innings limit so having a bench of starters is beneficial to keep plugging in, but hitting is hard to find.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you trade rodon and bohm for castillo

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Sorry would you trade rodon and bohm for castillo or would you focus on upgrading my closer situation by moving rodon for someone like Melancon?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

So, I added Adolis to all my teams yesterday. Today I replaced him with Kirilloff (2 Ls and 2Fs?? Extravagant). That was your plan all along, wasn’t it?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ha. I also picked up David Peralta on a couple of teams yesterday. Did it make me happy? No! Why didn’t I add him to more teams??!!!

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

Hey Grey! Would you swap Ryu ($19) for Mahle ($4) in a keep forever league where you’re prob not winning this year thanks to injuries?

Also, what do you think about how Margot has been doing (and playing on the reg)?

Thanks!

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
1 year ago

16 team Dynasty r, sb, rbi, sb obp, slg x qs, K, whip, era, Sv

Which side:
Machado
Julio Rod, German Marquez

Thanks

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

What #’s do you expect from Kirilloff this season?

thank you!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you!

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
1 year ago

DeJong, India, or Adolis for bench bat in a 6×6 OPS league

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, Need 3 of these 4 for this week…..so…..who to leave out?

1-Pablo Lopez @SF
2-Kyle Hendricks vs Mil
3-Bundy @ Hou
4-Heaney @ Hou

Leaning toward leaving out Heaney

Thoughts?

Thanks for all your help!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

dreaded catcher Q: Carson Kelly or IKF – I like IKF for steals but I think Kelly beats IKF in everything else

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Start Mize today or nah?

Acuña Machado Means No Worries
Acuña Machado Means No Worries
1 year ago

Hey grey-
In my 10 team H2H points league, Yimi Garcia and Maeda both available on waivers. Worth the add(s)? And who to drop? SPs right now are Singer, Bassit, Luzardo, Alcantara, Gray, Ynoa, Lopez, Rodon. (Very deep benches, no inning limit)

10 team roto 5×5, worth dropping Manaea for Marquez? I’m trending slightly over on innings already so only doing spot starts for whichever it is. Only 20 adds available for season.

Thanks!

Homers got the Runs
Homers got the Runs
1 year ago

keeper question 12 teamer h2h league.

Who wins?

Trea Turner, Jared Walsh and Matt Olson for Juan Soto, Dansby Swanson and Andrew Vaughn

Thank you in advance

Coolwhip
1 year ago

I tried to tell you it was nuts to not have Haniger somewhere this season!

Frank Lopez
Frank Lopez
1 year ago

Is it possible the Padres spent so much on talent this off-season that they have no money left for MRIs?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Frank Lopez
1 year ago

HAHA

cyler8
cyler8
1 year ago

In a 10 team league are you dropping Gary Sanchez for Omar Narvaez or hold a bit longer?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  cyler8
1 year ago

as a yankee fan, I think the higgs era is about to begin in NY. if gary doesnt move to IB he could be traded to fill batting woes for someone like story

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

With Rendon about to return, who gets dropped out of Jed Lowrie or Eduardo Escobar?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the Hey, My Good Man, Grey!

So, three weeks in is normally when I start trying to look and see what I’ve got. And this year, it’s crap (mostly because my three best players are slump-ish, injured, and injured).

I’m a little jammed up with offensive bench dudes, and you’re probably sick of me asking about Mountcastle, but I’ve got no patience for him right now and I’m already holding Kelenic. If I drop him, I’d be running out Peralta or something. So that’s the question: Mountcastle or Peralta at this moment.

SP is where I am really looking jammed up. I want to use either the spots held by Paddack or Ynoa right now for streamers . . . but their next starts are both good streams against (Peralta and the) D’Bags: Ynoa 9.2, Paddack 11.8. Plesac is not far behind joing them on the chopping block.

So I guess the second question is should I hold Paddack and/or Ynoa, or just stream. Considering that they might be the streamers.

Lurrrrrrrrveskis!!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 year ago

And read “Mountcastle or Peralta” above as “Mountcastle or whoever seems to be hot and available” . . . which is what my Tinder profile used to say.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Hey Grey – great write up as per ushhhh… Kiriloff questions are the new Solak apparently, so apologies in advance.

Do you think he gets CI eligibility (20 games) and should he be owned over A. Riley? Need someone there and it’s either Votto/KeBryan/Riley.

Would he break into my OF?

Rosario
LouBob
K. Lewis
Solak
Tapia
Grisham

I could drop for a SP like JoMo but would he break my lineup?

Thanks!

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Alot of question marks about where he plays when sano and kepler are back who does he play for if he moves to IF

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

He’d play over Riley or KeBryan Hayes at CI if he gained 20 games eligibility

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Plesac or Rodon going forward?

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Hope you’re doing well. In a 10-team h2h standard 5×5 league with only 4-pickups a week (I only have 1 pickup left this week)

How do you rank Baddoo, Mckinstry, Reynolds, Kiriloff? Looking mostly in terms of ROS potential. Can you rank all of them so I know how to set waivers?

Thank you for all that you do!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Baddoo or McKinstry ?

Thank you!

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey, drop Skubul for D German?

Also, drop Reyes for either Taylor Rogers or Romano? Even though I feel like trucking mid relief guy and closer, but saves just ain’t happening 3 weeks in.

I own Trevino

183414
183414
Reply to  chris pierce
1 year ago

Not Reyes fault. Hasn’t given up a run.

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Hey grey. Who would you drop to activate kirilloff?

JD Davis
Soler
Eddie Rosario
Gurriel Jr
Santander
Ynoa

Seems to be Ynoa to me. What you think? Or Kirillof is not better than any of these guys?

3mango
3mango
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Sorry if this cross-posts as I asked on Patreon:
10 team roto-Have MANY on IL10 (Sano, Moustakas, Mondesi, Soto). Have Dylan Moore, Jared Walsh, Adolis Garcia picking up slack. Should one of these be replaced with Kiriloff?
HELP?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
1 year ago

Also have Paul DeJong…

Hey Mickey You're So Fine
Hey Mickey You're So Fine
1 year ago

Grey please pick a side, Trout/Pollock/Franchy vs Buxton/Judge/Haniger. Trout is the best player and Side B carries a lot of injury risk but if those guys stay relatively healthy it feels like Side B is more valuable. Thanks!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

12 team league Mix, H2H, with OBP

Would you trade Ohtani (UTL) which I picked in ww, for SP Dunning?

Current team:
C, Vasquez
1b, Olson
2b, Hiura
3b, Machado, k
ss, Story, k
OF, Acuña, k, , Robert, Biggio
UTL, Moncana
BN, Eddie Rosario & Ohtani

SP, Scherzer, Gray, Berrios, Luzardo, Ryu, Gausman, Plesac
RP, Iglesias, Pressly, Diaz

My league goes SP heavy, so I normally carry only 1 bench spot for bat.

many thnaks!

chris
chris
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

Freddy Peralte can be another option?
do you like both, Dunnign and Peralta?

Thanks

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Do any one, two or none of these streamers look worthy for this weekend?
Odorizzi vs LAA
Alzolay vs Mil
Flexen @ Bos
Arrieta vs Mil
J. Gray vs Phi
Webb vs Mia
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!