“Hello, I’d like to sign up for your bartending course, Concocktailions. Yes, I saw you were officially endorsed by Bryan Brown who played Doug Coughlin in Cocktail. No, no, I don’t want to bartend professionally. Yes, just do some recreational cocktail slinging. Ideally, I’d just like to learn one drink. How to make a tasty drink from Drano.” Luis Robert will miss at least 12-16 weeks with a tear of the hip flexor, which is the season, boys and five girls. You can’t find a vacuum that sucks this much. Between him and Eloy, I mean, I mean, I mean! UGH! I can’t even grasp words! This is all Tony La Russa’s fault! And the Fantasy Baseball Overlord! *sticking head out of a window* I HATE YOU FANTASY BASEBALL OVERLORD!!! FBO, “I hate me too. Why do I suck so much?” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and a grounder to short which he turned into his 7th double. I’m not even sure how to describe it. Ohtani is playing at such a quick level he reminds me of when there’s one kid who stayed back a year, and is playing with kids half his size. Oh(tani), and he had his start bumped back, which is a real shame, because I don’t have him on any teams, and I enjoy when he starts and doesn’t accumulate huge hitting value.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, but left after fouling a ball off his knee. Rendon is such a magnet for injuries, that him and George Springer are stuck to the IL refrigerator, and they’ve been on there so long the paint would chip if you peeled them off.

Jose Quintana – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.59. Quintana should’ve retired about three years ago. Someone put smelling salts under Joe Maddon’s nose to make sure he’s still with us. A bullpen game would be better than rolling Quintana out there every 5th (6th?) day.

Willy Adames – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Or as he’s better known, Commander Willy Adames of Battlestar Galactica. What, too nerdy for you? Sorry, but there’s space for all of us.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.06. I didn’t trust Glasnow coming into the year, but that looks like it could be a classic GAB (Grey’s A Bonehead), trademarked in 2019 when he called Travis Shaw his preseason MVP, and started talking in third person to take the heat off himself.

Adam Wainwright – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.72, as he was activated from the IL. In this game, he threw to a catcher other than Molina for the first time since 1983. Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see it.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Separating the white sand from the brown sand was quite a job, but now I can get started on gluing together my Lawrence of Arabia sandpainting right over here by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Edwin Diaz – Dealing with a sore back. On Sunday, Jeurys Familia got the save. Up until that moment, Trevor May appeared to be the fill-in if Diaz went down, so May The Trevor Be With You.

J.D. Davis – Hit the IL with a sprained middle finger. Can’t play in New York without a middle finger. If you need speed, Jonathan Villar should get more playing time.

Joey Lucchesi – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 10.13. Joey Lucchesi of the Doing Crimes To Your Fantasy Team Crime Family can’t be replaced by Carlos Carrasco soon enough for the Mets or my fantasy teams.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.78. Matz was a broken clock that’s right twice a day for a few of his first starts, now the clock keeps striking midnight and turning him into a pumpkin, repeatedly.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.87. I keep getting so many quiestions for Montas, and I keep saying I don’t like him, and wouldn’t roster him, but I wasn’t sure how well he’s doing. Now I see he has a near-6 ERA and he’s generating this many questions? Are you people messing with me? Yes, you people!

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .222. He homered off Matz, and what’s the chances a Stephen would homer off a Steven? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. How is his average still so low? He’s producing fantasy value hand over Doug Fister, as his kidnappers might say.

Jake Diekman – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 2.03, as Lou Trivino ( 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.59) worked the 8th. This is a 70/30 split of closer duties, only no one knows who’s got the 70 or 30.

Tom Murphy – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer. Guess what he’s hitting. I’ll give you a hint, he has more homers than singles. Haha, yo, you like Teen Wolf, because you’re a woof, man.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Haniger seems to like the deadened balls.

Dean Kremer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.43. Fun fact! Dean Kremer’s favorite player is Israel Diner-Falafel.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. That was a batty call by me and I won’t be calling Freddy back in the morning.

Cedric Mullins – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .333. If yesterday was Mullins’s day, that means today it’s Austin Hays’s turn. Like Daniel Day Lewis’s character in Phantom Thread, I observe patterns.

Dustin May – Will undergo Tommy John surgery. It sucks, but he made the right choice. Better to ‘Suck it up, buttercup,’ and buy Dr. James Andrews an 18-inch Rolex to hang from his neck like Flavor Flav vs. trying to rehab by injecting fat from Bartolo’s ass into his arm.

Joc Pederson – Activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m doing an empathy diet where I can only eat other people’s food from the break room.”

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “See, eating your chicken tikka masala has helped me understand your people better.”

Keston Hiura – Optioned to the minors. Hate to celebrate the misery of others, but I can’t help it. My mother gave me the middle name Schadenfreude so what am I supposed to do? In our Bold Predictions article, I made one bold prediction: Keston Hiura will be demoted at some point, because his average bottoms out. The italics are Donkey’s. Step right up and I will read your future too! *men congregate for the fortunes to be read, Grey points to man with sweatpants* You won’t get laid! *men who have congregate grumble and begin to disperse, Grey points at man in Keston Hiura jersey* You will throw a tomato at me! *tomato chucked at head* See! I know all!

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 as he played 1st base. Haha, bring back Hiura! Seriously, Vogelbach’s your answer? Yo, the Jelly Donut of Swat about to hit .160. Though, that would be an improvement.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, as he was activated from the IL. The Brewers went overnight from a club that couldn’t hit .200 to a club that will hit .200 with well-known names. Have no real love for Cain anymore, but he might’ve returned as a schmotato.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 2 BBs, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Streamonator liked this start, predicting a line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, 2 BBs, 6 Ks. One earned run not two, you dumb robot!

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .309. Nice stuff, Jerry Tomato. Now he’s about as valuable on the Player Rater as Tucker Barnhart.

Tyler Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.24. Not a bad stream by me. Ballsy as hell too vs. the Padres! Let’s hear it for the boy! Let’s hear it for the Grey! Let’s give Grey an elbow bump! I wrote 250 words for him last time he pitched, but I know most of you just jump on here to ask me if you should drop James McCann. Here’s what I wrote again, “(Anderson)’s got solid command, and works primarily off a cutter and change with his fastball (90 MPH) just there to supply the setup to the punchout. He’s hovering around a 8.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 3.50 FIP in a decent division, solid park. He’s struggled with the home run ball, but now that he’s out of Coors, that huge issue may be off the table. Do I love him? Not especially, but he’s 14-team mixed and deeper worthwhile.” And that’s me quoting me!

Luis Arraez – Removed from the game with concussion symptoms, after colliding into Jose Trevino. Wondering how long his symptoms were happening because he forgot rule number one in life, “Don’t run into someone bigger than you.”

Kenta Maeda – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.34. Baby steps, Bob, baby steps.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. I need homers and saves, so I wouldn’t mind if (A)Dolis is the best pickup this year.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He’s so overdue for a 10-homer in fifteen game stretch. 18 months overdue, like we are for a new Better Call Saul season.

Daniel Lynch – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was called up. To make this possible, Jakob Junis was bumped to the bullpen. Hmm…*drives out to CVS, buys the strongest dandruff shampoo, takes forty-five minutes to fold up the CVS receipt because there’s some coupons on there I will never use, drives home, takes shower and douses head in dandruff shampoo*…okay, now I can properly scratch my head about this Junis move. What are the Royals doing? I guess that can be answered with Junis’s replacement, Daniel Lynch. Here’s what Prospect Itch had to say about him, “Listed at 6’6” 190 lbs, Lynch evokes memories of other string bean lefties and backs up the aesthetics with a dynamic arsenal in support of a high-90’s fastball. What his pitch mix looks like in 2021 might be something of a mystery as Lynch spent 2020 focused on developing a reportedly double-plus change-up. He probably only needs fastball, slider change but still has a cutter and curve in his repertoire. I’m eager to see which will work best against MLB bats and which offering he’ll lean into when the going gets tough. Then I’d like some toughs to take out Grey.” What? In deeper mixed leagues, I could see the flyer on Lynch, but ideally I’m not trusting rookies every time out in shallower leagues. Then again, ideal took a vacation once the season started.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .269. That average isn’t very Whitty. Not joking, did someone tell him to ‘nyuk’ it up?

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and I can’t believe I just dropped him two days ago. Don’t be a stupid idiot like me, and grab Dozier!

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. I’m excited to announce I started Naylor in one league. I regret to inform you I’m not joking and I actually had a league where I needed to start Naylor.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .230. Steep drop to the third best bat in Believeland’s lineup. It’s like Jose Ramirez, Franmil then, “Don’t be scared about taking that last step. You’re attached to a tether.” Turns out the tether wasn’t attached.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Good to see the Adolis party is still pumping.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Currently have Taylor Rogers at closer drop for Valdez or Soto

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Hello Grey! I’m ready for a new season of Barry as well. Had to watch part of Superbad recently for some Hader intake.

Context: Ten-team 6×6 (w/Holds & OPS; QS instead of Wins); 28-man rosters (IL excluded); redraft; 1400 IP max

I think I need to shed a player to add another reliever if only for potential Holds and/or Saves where I’m lagging behind the field. I have a few drop options that I’m having some difficulty valuing here. I’m also trying to have an eye toward valuing players when/if I get current IL players back. (IL: Bellinger, K. Marte, Gausman, Syndergaard)

Schwarber- the theory was he’ll get power numbers and the ratings gave him a seemingly proper OPS bump; the reality may be that I won’t suffer that average in my lineup very often so use the space better. I could even sit Chazz Noir until he fogs the mirror and still not need Schwarber on a given day.

Bohm- not really producing the numbers. Possibly longer-term fantasy than I need. I have Devers at 3B and McMahon eligible there (McMahon currently filling 2B for IL K. Marte). But maybe this would be the worst drop choice in terms of upside?

Wong- I’d hate to throw away the free agent dollars I recently spent. Marte isn’t back yet, so it’s nice to have a second 2B (almost stutterer) behind McMahon. But McMahon is looking like an everyday play until Marte is back, so having that might be a luxury I’d need to cut. Yet, he’s at least hitting (unlike options above)

Cristian Javier: I added him ahead of his 5/2 start vs. SEA and got QS 7IP 0ER 6K 2H 3BB. I sat him 5/2 @ TB 5IP 3ER 4K 4H 2BB. Should I be happy to have have hit that right and move on, or should I want him as a staff option? I’m projected as under-IP pace, so I could use this spot on another SP spec if I decide it’s needed.

Would your drop order match how I listed them? Schwarber, Bohm, Wong, Javier
Are any or all of them safe drops?
Thanks as always

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team h2h pts league

Lourdes Gurriel or Kirilloff ROS.

Wild thing
Wild thing
1 year ago

So I have Robert. New choices are Belt, Oneill, Benny, and Auguilar?
Should I drop Robert or wait for DL to open? Currently have full DL.

H2H points.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Wild thing
1 year ago

he got his DL around when you typed this (or just before i know i was able to DL him around then).

andy
andy
1 year ago

hi Grey,
Would you drop Glebbar or/and Upton for
Hunter D or Tapia
do not need steals,
can use some HR, AVe

andy
andy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dozier

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Merrifield must be powered by all your preseason schmohawk quotes – he’s up to 10 SBs for the season now

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

with how SBs are going, he’s going to be a top 25 player

Regan
Regan
1 year ago

Got offered Means and Duffy for Clase. Would leave me with just Barnes as a closer but im mid pack in saves, last in wins, and first in ERA and WHIP. What do you think?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Ynoa pitch slapped his opponent for the second time this season.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Hunter Renfroe is 8/21 over the last 7 days with a dinger, 3 runs and 6 RBI. Is your mustache starting to twitch?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

2 dingers now!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’d assume you prefer him to Tauchman?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

i was forced into adding him for probably the 3rd time in the last 10 days in 10 team AL only (with OBP over AVG and total bases, which probably balances out his weakness/strengths) when lou bob went out. s.brown had been tried there but no matter what rosterresource says he’s NOT the righty (i.e. good side) side platooner. also had piscotty for a bit. renfroe was easily the most liked not owned guy who also plays regularly over the next 7 day rater so i’ll take it. also added him today (over moreland, OAK plays a LOT of lefties lately and in next few days) in deep 16 teamer. by today i meant tues.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Hey there Grey,
12 Team Roto
With the most recent Yelich news would you try and sell now for 50-75 cents on the dollar? Something like a Jared Walsh? Shoot higher?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oof

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Would you trade Reynolds and Civale for Urias and Austin Hays

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
1 year ago

Chili Davis’ replacement…

NONE OTHER THAN HUGH QUATTLEBAUM, who I believe is a former Danish pornstar.

Also, a quattlebaum is a hypothetical unit of quantum measurement popular among physicists in parts of Eastern Europe, Czechia, and for some reason, Skokie, IL.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you drop Yadiel Hernandez for Michael Tauchman?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok doing it now. thanks again.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

would you drop Rainey for Loaisiga?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

drop rainey for Loaisiga, Hill, Howard, Coonrod or Chatwood

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey?

Yelich back one day.
For many more he shall leave.
Large hole in outfield.

Who are the best three waiver replacements out of this lot: Pollock, Dickerson, Calhoun, Soler, Senzel, Margot, Tauchman, Bader, and Dozier?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Was reading a conversation above on trading cards and their resurgence over the past 16-months. In the early days of the pandemic when the “Last Dance” came out, I went through all of my old 80s/90s basketball/baseball cards. It was a good trip down memory lane.

Anythehoo…I only have between 30-to-50 cards that are worth being graded, but I’m in charge of my father-in-law’s 50s/60s/70s baseball cards (it’s pretty amazing to look through his collection) and need to find the best route to getting cards graded. Do you have any suggestions?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha…thanks Grey!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

PSA is the best one to send to but they are so busy that they have stopped accepting cards. If you don’t want to wait for them to open back up I would recommend SGC.

BTW if you invest in Greys breakout player each year you will do very good. Tatis last year and Bichette this year.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

My first grand slam batty call, with Ramiel Tapia tonight. So nice!

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

On waivers? Ok.

CP
CP
1 year ago

Brian Anderson or Bader?

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

No deGrom tonight. Lamet starting, though. Amir G. 7-game suspension.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Tapia! Thanks to whoever dropped him in my league.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

LOL. Wasn’t me!!!

alps
alps
1 year ago

great thanks
At least my team is getting healthy. It seems like more guys are heading to the IL everyday
Have a good night

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Grey
This is a crazy day. I have 3 guys who came off of the IL today
You already helped me with the other 2
The last is Soria
I need saves. I realize no guarantee he gets them but he maybe Arizona’s best option right now
Do I drop Pineda or Ynoa I would say Duffy too but I can’t with the way he is pitching.
So who is the choice
Thanks

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 year ago

12 team standard 5X5 mixed H2H. I have not gotten much production out of 2B or SS (drafted Happ & Swanson; currently also have Profar & Josh Rojas). Owner in my league wants to trade hitting for pitching. Should I offer Cesar Valdez for Hampson? (My other RPs are Kimbrel, Rodriguez & Talor Rogers)

Steven
Steven
1 year ago

Pham, Hays, Bader, Vaughn, Mountcastle, Bell, Cain or Dozier
Can you pick up one to replace Yelich?
Thank you!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

11 of my first 12 picks have either sucked, or been injured.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

The vast majority, injured.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Story
Bellinger
Devers
Eloy
Lynn
Ryu
Swanson
Lourdes
Rasiel
Urias
Santander
Corbin

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Just need to announce that I am rage quitting on Marquez!! You said not to draft him and damn if I did it anyway. You gotta have a limit and 8 runs in an inning is more than enough. Folks, always listen to Mr Albright!

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  stevie
1 year ago

You get what you deserve, sorry bud.

Rob Larsen
Rob Larsen
1 year ago

Trade offer….considering buy low on lowe..thoughts

Team A means and cronenworth

TEAM B. MACKENZIE and Brandon lowe

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Adolis, Pham, Avisail, Kelenic, Mountcastle.
Can you rank them please?
Thanks!

JP
JP
1 year ago

France or Swanson ROS?

Thank you!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  JP
1 year ago

he’s gonna say swanson, meanwhile france went pretty damn cold lately (albeit if we’re being fair to this year results he was hotter than anything swanson’s done yet up till he short term injury a few days ago). also, lineup-wise, the teams these 2 play on aren’t even kinda close. batting 2nd (france was earlier) might not be worth more than 6th (swanson is now) on ATL, even if they were exactly the same person (not that i’m arguing they are).

M is for Mookie
M is for Mookie
1 year ago

6×6 league with OPS – two questions

1) Wong or Lowrie at 2B (ROS or just temporarily)

2) Need RBI, AVG, OPS, or QS and have one available spot due to Yelich going back to IL. Pick one WW of: Adolis Garcia, Austin Hays, Soler; Happ, Urena, Anderson, or Singer.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

oh yeah yelich and cain are real healthy, they’re in worse shape than springer, these 2 can’t even play 2 days in a row. that’s the s.victorino-type healthy. meanwhile, did ANYBODY have any clue grin and lamet would be starting today or even soon? he is. i had typed this originally before yelich again went to DL. apparently MIL figured out how goofy this is too just lately.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

So what’s your advice for us Hiura owners? Just dump him? Even on a dynasty and keeper teams? Or hold on for a month or so and see what happens?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

dropping him is similar to what i did with ozuna in a deep dynasty where i had a prospect and OF crunch years ago after he was sent down after roughly a month of similar levels to one month of this year hiura’s play. that didn’t turn out so well when he came back in like 2ish weeks and did quite well on somebody else’s roster. obv BN size matters here or stash slot amounts.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

I did the same thing with Ozuna. But the difference was I saw Ozuna when he was in the minors on a trip through Memphis. He hit a bomb and looked focussed. When I got home that night, I added him back to my roster and sure enough he was called back up a few days later. I was very very fortunate to have it work out that way.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m gunna hold on for a little while. There’s nobody on the waiver wire worth adding in any of my leagues. They’re all deep, 14 teams, 30 man rosters and most have 6-8 DL slots filled along with 5-10 NA slots filled.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

Then why ask?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Bad news on Hicks… are you moving on? Sounds like he’s not healthy and certainly not ready to close on back to backs even when he comes back.

Agree or holding out hope?

Thanks

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Glad we were able to get Yelich back for ONE GAME!!!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hot corner
1 year ago

If he had to wait tables or run a cash register he’d be at work. Sprained vagina POS.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

MIL’s the (bigger) POS shit here, almost all players lie about how healthy they are to play. they should have doctors that should’ve looked into his back before he was taken off DL yesterday.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

umm, waiting tables/cash register stuff isn’t the same thing as swinging a bat at super high torque levels on your back the way people do in the best baseball league in the world. i get how stupid it is to have came back yesterday if he’s still hurt (both on him and MIL’s “doctors”) but the physics on these aren’t close. both for hurting himself worse and hitting well this is true. it is utterly ridiculous that he should’ve been playing yesterday, that’s for sure true.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

What happened lol.

Vrugg
1 year ago

Luzardo or Pearson going forward.

Your thoughts. Thanks!

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

Hey grey! In a keeper league, Muncy (non keeper) or Hays ($4 to keep? Thanks!

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

2022 on hays I assume if he gets that 25/15 type breakout?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Everyday. Really? Come on man….

JP
JP
1 year ago

Need a bat replacement for Robert, was offered Hampson/Rodon for Darvish/Swanson? Is it close?

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
1 year ago

Sad news from the fantasy baseball franchise calling itself “Redshirts.” Luis Robert, taken earlier in the 2021 fantasy draft at the high price of a 3rd round pick, is lost to us for the remainder of the fantasy season. The official cause of, um, his demise, is listed as a hip flexor, but experienced fantasy managers know better. Following, as it did, the loss of Eloy Jimenez, the staff at the Redshirts organization did some investigating. Sources high in the Redshirts organization now confirm that Robert’s loss was no accident. The officials interviewed said that Robert had been “rubbed out!” While shocking, the allegations are supported by theological evidence from the clergy of at least 2 major religions. “It’s those d*mn prayer octagons from the Vaughn keeper/dynasty owners. All winter long they’ve been gathering together with those old goat bones from 1908 and praying to the fantasy baseball deities to ‘please make sure Andrew was called up, and please make sure he plays a lot.’ Well they got their d*mn wish didn’t they! Did they ever once, just once, think about the implications of invoking the fantasy baseball deities? Did they?!!”

“Then again, ideal took a vacation once the season started.” Good stuff Grey, Good stuff.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

In a 12 team roto, would you prefer Hays over Schwarber, Happ, or Lux? Thanks and great write up.

Dingo37
Dingo37
1 year ago

If your catcher is Sean Murphy, is Joey Bart a must add?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

They prolly just getting him some ABs in game two with Gausmans Covid.

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

Biggio or Lewis, in a keeper league? Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

Would it be wise to sit D German v HOU tonight?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Need a 2B (to replace Nico): “Best” available are Dylan Moore; Luis Urias; and Freddy Galvis. Who should I claim?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

In a 12 team roto, I have an OF of Conforto,Laureano, O’Neill,Schwarber and Happ. Bellinger and LouBob on IL. Do you like Austin Hays over any of them or over Gavin Lux on my bench? Thanks and great write up.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Lindor has been Ice Cold. Keep rolling him out there or do you bench him for Bohm until we see something?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

In a 6×6 15 team keeper league w/ QS, OBP and K/9 as the not so standard cats. Mulling over my Eloy/Clevinger for his Mad Max/Castellanos to make a run at it this year. What are your thoughts overall and specifically on the Greek God of hard contact?

Thanks!

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Please rank these three pitchers for this week’s matchup and beyond:
Eovaldi vs Detroit
Kim vs Mets
Kikuchi vs Bal

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

kyle Hendricks is looking pretty good.Think he’s been just a little off or is he actually meh?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

McClanahan or pearson ros? The pearson activation seem imminent at least until the next setback. Tb usage of pitchers is a ??? but the skills are there. Thx

Uglee
Uglee
1 year ago

Thanks as always Grey!

I lost Bellinger, now Robert… Luckily I have been able to maintain, and grabbed Benintendi off the wire.

Was offered a trade – My Freddy Peralta for Harper, and Charlie Morton. Do I hold with Benintendi and Peralta?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Uglee
1 year ago

Freddy for Harper?? lmao

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Harper owner must be a huge brewers fan

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Uglee
1 year ago

That is, um….. something else. You didn’t hit accept yet?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Keeper question. We keep 5. Free Agents can be kept for $5 (we have a 260 budget) for only the 1 year after they are picked up. We have 3 IL spots. I drafted Robert for $26, so I won’t keep him at that price. I have an open IL spot for now which I put Robert in, but what I’m struggling with is do I cut him when I don’t have an IL spot for him and risk someone else being able to keep him at $5.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry, did I miss his comment?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Baller move… you drop him and pick him back up!

speill
speill
1 year ago

Would you start Wood in The Mile high City?

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

With Soto coming off IL
Who is the drop
Upton or Biggio
Leaning towards Upton even though Biggio has been awful
Your Thoughts?
Thanks Grey

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
1 year ago

Sorry
Also would you start Ynoa against Washington
He pitched well the 1st time he saw them. Which is why I am concerned about repeating

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks Pal
I appreciate your opinion

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

League with category for holds and another for save.

Current reliever’s are: Romano, Victor Gonzalez Reyes and Clase

How would you priortize these trade targets: Will Smith, Diego Castillo, Karinchak

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you trade Civale for any of them (Karinchak, Smith, Castillo)? Current starters are: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Rogers, Plesac, Means, Mahle, Civale, Luzardo (IL)

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

The one you have to give up the least for… but don’t trade for some shitty closer just wait and swoop next one that comes around.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I am not having much fun this season!

At 10:09 AM, I asked which pitcher to cut in preparation for Ryu’s return — you said Wainwright (so he’s gone!). Now I need to cut another SP so I can get an infielder to replace Nico — i.e., who’s the (next) cut? Erod, Kluber, Plesac, Bassit, Desclafani, Means, Gausman, and Ryu.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I just saw the prior post that Soto has been activated. So I am having a little fun.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Still need to cut a pitcher for Nico — your suggestion?

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

My boy Juan Soto is getting activated. Who’s the drop? Gurriel Jr, Wong, or Tyler O’Neill?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

I’d dump O’Neil… depends on needs tho

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey, is Mad Bum still considered a streamer or should he be owned?

10 team keeper K/9 QS

Bieber
Nola
Glasnow
Maeda
Urias

Civale
Manaea
Tailon
Gore M

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  chris pierce
1 year ago

10 teams? Nah

Funscombe
Funscombe
1 year ago

ET TU DEVERS?

It’s supposed to be minor but come on fantasy baseballer gods. I’m not gonna have a team left here!

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

I took the Dustin May injury taciturnly. I was even able to withstand LouBob going down for the season. But this morning I woke up to my beloved Nico Hoerner on the IL-10 and I am broken. I called in sick and have been sobbing all day. 2B is so bad.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/the-last-kingdom-final-season-5-netflix-1234963988/

Why these guys always want to direct?
What’s the big F’n deal about directing?
Anyhow to bad it’s ending after this season just like Gomorra!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

So I’ve been checking players off of that statcast website: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/

The shocker so far: Matt Chapman’s sprint speed is in the 81st % – how is he not even attempting to steal in his career????

In perspective, Wong is 58% and Kyle Lewis is under 50%

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I would die a happy man if I could prove to you that William Hung has the intelligence of a 6-year-old!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Too bad they killed off Frank Grimes so quickly. Wish he was a recurring character

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, I thought that was career and not for the season – so looking back on Chapman, did you know his sprint speed % was 87.5% back in 2017, 80% in 2018, 75% in 2019, 68% in 2020, and then 81% this year so far

NUX
NUX
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Long way to go for 2021. Sounds like the full picture is telling us that over the next few months, he will slow down dramatically and end up around 60ish% if you were to look at it in October.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

yeah, but still shocked how well he ranked in previous seasons

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Hittertron absolutely HATES Arenado today vs. deGrom… am I crazy to bench him for Bohm?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

I would die a happy man if I could prove to you that Homer Simpson has the intelligence of a 6-year-old!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Wow, you’ve got pencils with your name on them—just like a pencil company executive. I’d give anything for one of these!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Nice!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Came back to say that it’s a moot point because Arenado is benched…than I come to find out that deGrom is now scratched as well…

what is going on today???

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Sixto is not at the alternate site due to injury? I was going to stash him on the IL but he’s NA instead. Seems odd…

Vegas Jim
Vegas Jim
1 year ago

Tapia or O’neil for Lou Bob ROS? Could use some pop which scares me about Tapia. TiA

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Hey Grey! I have a quick question for you. I currently have Rendon as my 3B, and Kiner-Falefa as a C/3B/SS and I also have Kelly at C as needed.

My issue is that I like my hitting, but I currently have a hitting bench of 4 and all of the following players can play 1B. Can you please tell me 2 of the list below to DROP? Thanks.

* Yuli Gurriel (1B, 3B)
* Jesus Agilar (1B)
* Alex Kirilloff (1B, OF)
* Alex Bohm (1B,3B)

Also note that I have two catchers, but I’m trying to keep Kelley.

Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

Seems like a shallow league so drop whoever you feel isn’t hitting. I’d hang on to Bohm tho that’s prolly just me.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

and don’t hold two catchers…

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hey Grey! I have a quick question for you. I currently have Rendon as my 3B, and Kiner-Falefa as a C/3B/SS and I also have Kelly at C as needed.

My issue is that I like my hitting, but I currently have a hitting bench of 4 and all of the following players can play 1B. Can you please tell me 2 of the list below to DROP? Thanks.

* Yuli Gurriel (1B, 3B)
* Jesus Agilar (1B)
* Alex Kirilloff (1B, OF)
* Alex Bohm (1B,3B)

Also note that I have two catchers, but I’m trying to keep Kelley.

Thanks!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

Please ignore, not sure why this posted again… sorry.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

With the loss of Robert I’m struggling today to think of a worthy compliment for your silky stache and overall handsomeness, but know I’m humbled by both…any the hoo few questions

1) Could you rank the following…Avisail Garcia, Austin Hays, Joc Pederson, Willie Calhoun

2A) What are the Rays doing with Luis Patino? Does he become a full time starter anytime soon?
2B) If so, best guess as to when?
2C) If not, is he a drop?

3) Is Hunter Dozier above any of the 4 you ranked in question 1?

Thank you!

Hank
Hank
1 year ago

Grey,

How long do you think it will be until we see Kelenic and Franco in the bigs? Are they there for a tune-up or are they late season call-ups?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’ve been saying in weeks for too many weeks!!
Stupid Mariners.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

Grey, in a holds + saves league would you drop any of Jose Alvarado, Whitlock or Suter for Pomeranz?

Also would you stash Hiura in NA over Adell?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 year ago

Have/had Robert, Bellinger, Ketel, Hoerner, and Merryweather on my team.. When they say “if you build it, they will come,” I had no idea “it” was a long-term care facility.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

1. Have Ryan Weathers on my active roster for today against Pitt (Keller). He is scheduled to pitch. Would you keep him on the active roster for today?
2. Have JA Happ on my active roster and plan on keeping him there as active against Texas (Gibson). Do you agree?
3. Have a chance to get Jeffrey Springs. Would you get him? I would then drop Chris Flexan, Chris Rodriquez or Jordan Montgomery.

Thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you take Austin Hays off waivers and drop a pitcher like Chris Rodrquez or Jordan Montgomery or wait for a better player before waiving these pitchers?

Thanks again for your help!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 year ago

Those pitchers are trash.
You can drop them like a bag of dirt.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Thanks for taking your time! I need all of the help that you can give.!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!!!

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
1 year ago

Please pick two IL pitchers to stash.

Framber
Elieser
Gonsolin

Thanks G!

Also, what a bummer on the Ni-co Hoerney news. I thought Happ was the one that got roughed up based on the replay.

Chucky
Chucky
1 year ago

Lost Robert, like many others. My current OF is Betts, Lewis and Adolis. Senzel and Biggio on the bench. WW available are Pollock, Kepler, JUp, Eaton, Hays, Happ. Daza ( full week of Coors next week), Cutch and CDick amongst a cast of other undesirables. It’s a Keep forever 10 man, 12 team. Have to keep Robert, who will occupy a roster slot ( no IL). Any moves?