Motivational speaker, Manny Machado, entered the Padres’ clubhouse before yesterday’s contest and asked new head coach, Bob Melvin, if he could speak. His teammates’ rapt attention centered on Manny, and he spoke, “I won’t always run hard to first, 2nd, third or home. I will usually ask for a golf cart to take me out to 3rd base between innings. When it’s my time in the on-deck circle, I will ask the umps if I can put on water wings and slap around in a kiddie pool. When that clock strikes April 19th, I will check out until sometime in July. But I am telling you right now, you have every piece of me from this moment here, until roughly ten o’clock on April 18th, then again sometime in July. And I will take you where you need to go, so hop on!” And with that Wil Myers stood and began to clap at first. Then he elbowed Eric Hosmer (4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs), who was dreaming of grounding out to 2nd base, and he stood and clapped too. And, before anyone knew it, the entire clubhouse was in a rousing ovation for their leader, Manny Machado — the best clubhouse guy a team could hope for. Then, as the ovation began to dissipate, Machado asked Luke Voit if he could drive the golf cart that would take him out to the field. So, yesterday, Manny Machado (5-for-6, 4 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st homer, a 111 MPH shot into left field, and two steals for the magnificent slam and double legs. This was Machado’s 2nd career five-hit night. Five hits, 4 runs, 2 SBs with a homer in a game had only been done three times since 1987 — Andrew McCutchen, Carl Crawford and Tony Gwynn. Machado gets a bad rap; he does usually put up top 25 overall type numbers, as long as Voit continues to gas up the golf cart. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Blake Snell – Hit the IL with a strained adductor muscle. More like Blake Snail! Yes, I will keep doing that joke until I get a reaction. Deal with it! MacKenzie Gore will be taking Snell’s place, and, if he’s good, he won’t be going anywhere. I mean, he’ll follow the Padres club, because he’ll be pitching with them.

CJ Abrams – 1-for-5 and his 1st major league homer. I know at least a few of you used your waiver wire priority to grab him last week, and now have to use your waiver wire priority again to pick him back up after dropping him on Wednesday. Wouldn’t be me. Nah, man, I’m not that dumb! We use FAAB, so I have to wait ’til Sunday to make my 2nd claim on him! Roughly 26 weeks in the year, and I’m on pace to pick up and drop Abrams 25 times.

Joe Musgrove – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.42. Long season, much time to debate if I’m smart or very smart, but I did say in the preseason that all the people talking about Musgrove being worse in the 2nd half of last year weren’t accounting for him possibly just being a good 1st half pitcher. More to come, hopefully, and plenty of time to trade him before the 2nd half, if we find out that’s what’s going on.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. First home run was off Dee Strange-Gordon and yesterday’s was in the 9th, while down by 12 runs. We stan forever the King of Garbage Time Homers, Ozzie Albies.

Jarred Kelenic – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Wait, so the best prospect of the last two years isn’t awful because he had a bad week? I was told he was awful now. I was lied to? By who? Whom? Someone tell me if it’s ‘who’ or ‘whom’ and who/whom lied to me!

Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-3, and his 2nd steal, hitting .095. “Hey, man, I’m sorry, but if you’re going near a cliff, can you drop this over–Wait, he’s breathing! Julio Rodriguez is alive!”

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Surprised there weren’t more homers hit yesterday in the White Sox/Mariners game, because of the gale-force winds that were swirling through the park. Also, happy that Dee Strange-Gordon is no longer a Mariner. He would’ve been blown to Naperville.

Logan Gilbert – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.90. Kinda wish I had him in a few leagues. Or one. He looks about as good as I’ve seen early on. AL and NL Cy Youngs are basically Logan Gilbert and Sean Manaea.

Daniel Vogelbach – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Vogelbach came within a triple of the cycle. Or, I should say, Vogelbach came within “the entire Nats team fainting simultaneously so he could leg out a triple” of the cycle.

Roansy Contreras – 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he entered the 6th. I’m not even sure the Pirates can mess up this guy’s arm. If he’s pitching three-to-four innings every fifth day, it doesn’t matter if it’s in relief or to start the game, he could have value.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Vogelbach and Reynolds both took Joan Adon deep. A great feminist beat poet, not the best pitcher.

Jonathan India – Pulled up lame running through first and I want to die. Fantasy Baseball Overlord, why do you smite me? FBO, “To show you my power, and because I was bored.” Joke’s aside — were these jokes?! — India’s injury didn’t look that bad.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. All hail the GGOATOAT! May his home runs come in an insane barrage of ten in twelve days, then go cold again for 26 months.

Walker Buehler – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Not to be Mr. Bad News Bears about guys I don’t like, but that BB:K is Not:Good.

Will Smith – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Damn, did a Reds pitcher say something about alopecia?

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. What’s going on, David Ross…bertson? Givens will likely see some saves, and, if he pitches like he did last night, he should. Plus, Robertson has injury concerns, and prolly can’t work too many games in a week.

Adalberto Mondesi – 0-for-3, 1 run and two steals (2, 3), hitting .143. Go oh-for-the-season and steal 50 bags, and Daddy will tuck you in at night and read you a bedtime story about SAGNOF and the Three Bears (who drafted Merrifield, Straw and Starling Marte crazy high).

Aaron Ashby – Officially starting on Sunday. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but consider this the scream in your ear you need to activate your waiver wire finger.

Brandon Woodruff – 5IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 7.27. Brandon, you send me. Brandon, you send me. Set Woodruff-t On Starter Bliss.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. “A homer? Hitting the ball in the air? Check out this showoff!” That’s Christian Yelich.

Tommy Edman – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, hitting .400. Our writer Coolwhip said that Edman was hitting the ball harder. Honestly, I have no idea because I was looking at India’s injury happening in slo-mo and trying to pinpoint the moment I would need to travel back in time to.

Jazz Chisholm – 0-for-2, 1 run, as he bats 9th to my loud, echoing cackles.What is Jazz doing batting 9th? Has anyone asked Mattingly if Jorge Soler has blackmail photos of him?

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-3, and his 1st homer. Won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell — which is already available on our Patreon — but Cooper could be on the start of a hot schmotato run.

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.09. Damn, he came up three weeks shy of being April’s pitcher of the month.

Teoscar Hernandez – Hit the IL with an oblique injury. …and the Teoscar goes to me for Crying Over Losing A Player On Your Fantasy Team.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Imagine if you will a closer, let’s call him Charoldis Apman, and he can’t find the plate, coming in and walking the bases loaded. The opposite of that? That was Luis Severino. His stamina might not be all the way back yet, but he looked worthwhile for all leagues. As for Aroldis Chapman, he just looked off, but if you want to handcuff with Lasagna, hey, I’m half-Italian, I’m not stopping you.

Cole Irvin – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.40. Since this was the only game on in the morning yesterday, I watched Gerrit Cole Irvin, and he looked pretty solid, aside from a late homer to B. Lowe (that went A. Bove the fence). Slider cutting in on righties, and kept the other junk on the outside. Not impressive enough to say he’s not a Streamonator call yet in mixed leagues, but it does like his next.

Josh Fleming – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.05. Fun fact! Josh Fleming can also be called “Thank God, it’s not Covid.”

Sean Murphy – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting third, even on his off days. All right, I grabbed him. Let’s go, you nerds!

Cristian Pache – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .304. This A’s offense is too potent — break them up! Oh, wait.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .346. Rangers’ $500 million-dollar lineup doesn’t play around! And their pitching is why their record is 2-4.

Shohei Ohtani – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.56, 1-for-4, 1 run. Let me set the stage. Cougs and I were eating dinner and I was like, “Yo, Cougs, let’s put the TV on Ohtani. He’s pitching tonight.” And she was like, “Because you want to recount this tomorrow in the post?” Haha, I laughed, “No, because he’s really good.” Then, almost instantly, Jonah Heim (3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs) hit a grand slam, his 2nd homer. And she was like, “Is Jonah Heim good?” And I said, “No, he’s Superbad.”

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Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Happy Easter Grey. Start or sit Darvish vs ATL tonight?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,

I just lost Ryan Pressly to IL and need a replacement. Choices are slim pickings but here they are:

Wil Crowe
Ashton Goudeau
Dany Jimenez
Dominic Leone (I already have Taylor and McGee)
Brooks Raley
Hansel Robles

Hen
Hen
3 months ago

Trade Starling Marte for Logan Gilbert in a 10 man dynasty? Team is mostly under 30 and I usually win the steals cat. QS and W league, OBP and Total bases instead of AVG

Thanks,
Hen

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

Yahoo 5×5 h2h redraft

Adolis or Adell?

Thanks

Rick
Rick
3 months ago

Im worried about freddy peralta… should i flip him for yelich?

ATG6
ATG6
3 months ago

From the SI writeup on Walker Buehler’s 2021 season:

His average fastball (95.5) fell about one MPH from his previous three years. Batters struggled to hit his four-seamer (.210 BAA), slider (.197 BAA), curveball (.181 BAA), cutter (.237 BAA), and changeup (.157 BAA).

So all you have to do is wait for his weaker pitches…. oh wait….

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

Are you streaming Kluber tomorrow at the Pale Hose?

Cheaptrout
Cheaptrout
3 months ago

Buxton A.L. Player of the Tweak

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 months ago

It’s funny (not funny), that just after adding Nimmo he goes on the COVID list.
DIYD<sup>2</sup>

joe shmoe
joe shmoe
3 months ago

That #42 looks like a keeper!

buddens126
buddens126
3 months ago

Alright so I had one blunder in my draft and it’s a guy I always avoid and that’s Arozerena but for some reason I was feeling risky on draft day and took him. IMMEDIATE regret after I clicked the draft button haha. In a h2h categories league with the categories being Hits, Runs, Doubles, HRS, Avg, SB. I want to try and possibly move him early who would you target if possible. Thanks in advance!

buddens126
buddens126
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I like that but i have a pretty deep staff right now would their be maybe any hitters you would target. My outfield as it stands is yordan, o’neill, ozuna, kwan and Arozerena, I have xander at ss, jose at 3rd , wong 2b, voit at first and nelly cruz in my util spot

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  buddens126
3 months ago

How can one always avoid Arozerena? Feels like this was his second year of being drafted.

buddens126
buddens126
Reply to  hal_incandenza
3 months ago

Sorry Meant as in the first two years lol i tend to not use my words correctly sometimes obv hasn’t been in the league to long my bad for not clarifying that

Last edited 3 months ago by buddens126
Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  buddens126
3 months ago

always could easily mean here in all your drafts this year and/or all of them including the last 2 draft years, so made perfect sense. multiples don’t have further than 2 instances to correct usage. here my guess is you meant a good amount more than 2 total anyway.

Will
Will
3 months ago

Who had game 7 for the Buxton injury watch? Why TF do I fall for this clown every single season??? Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhhhh

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You’re allowed to laugh at me. You tell me every offseason not to keep him but I never listen. Serves me right.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Will
3 months ago

DIYDDIYD

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 months ago

Oh great Grey,

best OF for a points league?

Bellinger
Haniger
K.Marte
Ozuna
Vaughn

The Great Knoche
3 months ago

Buxton gonna Buxton

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

aaannnndddd Buxton has a leg injury

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Dammit!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
3 months ago

Good Afternoon Grey!

No particular needs, who is a better roster hold- Austin Meadows or The Jesus? 10tm OBP & XBH league.

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Looking for infield flexibility (tie-breaker for 2B. Miller (2B, 1B); or Gimenez (2B, SS); Flores (1B, 2B, 3B). I own Pena but will keep him only if not close.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Laura also noted Profar and Brad Miller. Still hold?

russowl
russowl
3 months ago

Add Jesus Sanchez Over Brandon Crawford, Adolis Garcia, Brandon belt, Gleyber Torres or hold

russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
3 months ago

I see you’re high on Nimmo and Vaughn too they are both also available along with Sanchez

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
3 months ago

hey grey,

i was starting OF/Utility: yordan alverez , Teoscar hernandez, luis robert & eloy jiminez

toscear on IL, alverez sick, jimenez ankle

i have montcastle, suziki, and Franmil Reyes on the bench

it is a weekly league i have to put someone in for Toescar and will probably keep rolling with jiminez & alvarez

who would you put in? Mountcastle? I’m afraid suzuki will go cold next week

first world problems!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i just picked him up on waivers! someone dropped him!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
3 months ago

is ashby going to close?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

cool he will be designate RP eligible to start…….would you start him over Meghil?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

thanks!

Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
3 months ago

Hi Grey!

Keep forever league, I’m in contention now. I would trade Julio Rodriguez for Brandon Woodruff, gotta do that deal right?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,

With Ohtani struggling at the dish (.172, 10k’S in 29 AB’s) should i keep him in the lineup?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

haha

Gary C
3 months ago

ESPN points, Saturday only…please rank

Houser vs StL
Taillon @ Balt
Kluber @ CWS
Houck vs Minn

Thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Varsho looks like ass.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 months ago

When is Semien going to finally go off?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
3 months ago

tisha b’av

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Hope so. I need it

Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Because if there’s one team’s training staff I trust with a COVID outbreak, it’s the Mets.

Wait, what?

ellis
ellis
3 months ago

Been offered Altuve for my Tatis, what do you recommend, thank you!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
3 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

– We sitting Stroman @COL?

– I dropped Eddie Rosario and picked up Kelenic after his day yesterday. Now someone dropped Jose Lowe. Do you prefer Lowe or Kelenic? So far it doesn’t seem like Lowe is being platooned

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Which 3B in an NL-only league (with walks as a category and no SBs)?

Drury, Bohm, M Franco, W Flores, Wendle, Farmer, Wisdom, Villar, B Anderson, Kim

The Roster Mechanic
3 months ago

Speaking of Manny, saw the Pads last yr at Cincy. Was always the last one to get to his position each inning, walked around like he was 75 lol. Threw moonballs to 1st base warming up between innings. Gave 110% at the plate and on the bases, and being right behind his dugout, I can tell you every woman 16 to 76 was yelling Man-ny Man-ny !

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Drop Robertson for Sims, Bednar, Sewald or hold? Saves are scarce in this league.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 months ago

Who’s best ROS? Currently have McGee and Rainey

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 months ago

Time to replace Renfroe as my 5th OF? Jesus Sanchez, Santander, Yastrzemski, and Marsh are on waivers. Thanks.

happyharry
happyharry
3 months ago

Grey, thanks for the advice on Adell. and another, would you drop Jordan Montgomery for Gibson, Severino, Kelly? Thanks!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

JoMo or Taillion ROS?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks,only my second question of the year.I’m trying to lower my question per day ratio.

Keeks
Keeks
3 months ago

And Teoscar for best actor in a supporting role goes to Jesus Sanchez for filling the void in my OF left by Hernandez. Rumor has it he has been tapped to be the next James Bond

happyharry
happyharry
3 months ago

Grey, 12 team, H2H. Would you drop Adell for one of: Straw, Nimmo, Kwan, Joe? or Hold…..thanks.

NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
3 months ago

Weird super trade: Sexy Dr. Pepper, Trout, Wander or Bobochette, Acuña, JoRam?

BAC
BAC
3 months ago

We will see if it continues but Adolis is quietly showing a new approach. 5 walks and .385 OBP. Had 32 walks all of last year. We will see if it sticks but it’s interesting as he was tough to hold in OBP last year.

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Drop Skubal for Luzardo?

What about dropping Luis Garcia for Luzardo?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 months ago

Start Mitch Keller at home v Nats today

big league choo
big league choo
3 months ago

Yahoo 14 team H2H 7×7 OBP/OPS

Trade my Matt Olson for

Jose Abreu/Edwin Diaz

I’m Light on saves

ray
ray
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

So, I made a mistake and drafted Bieber….not at an awful spot with pick 43…but not great. You think its a hold situation whereas word is out about his diminished stuff, or are you trying to sell him ASAP?
I still feel as though its early enough that he could get SOME velo back, and trying to trade him would reek of desperation enough where you aren’t getting a Cease or Rodon, etc…

Chris R
Chris R
3 months ago

We had to schedule our draft for last saturday. Yahoo couldn’t adjust us to start week one last Monday, so we start counting next Monday.

My team has 12 steals, more than I had all of last season.

fml.

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Drop Adell for Nimmo? Or too early?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Nimmo has covid

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
3 months ago

Witt Jr. and J-Rod – any going to pan out this year or should look to trade? Projections looked nice, but in the real world…

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
3 months ago

Connor j or Adolis?

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Would you sit or start the following:

Skubal @KC
Gore vs ATL
Ryan @BOS

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry Grey, you would sit Gore and start the other two or just start Gore?

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

I’m looking to pick up a holds guy. My options are Genesis Cabrera, Yimi Garcia, Givens, or Feyereisen. League is H2h 6×6. Thank you!

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

1. Would you start Cal Quantrill of Cleveland at home against SF and then at home against CWS?

2. Would you start Justin Steel at home against TB at home against Pitt?

3. Is this Andre Heaney year? Would you pick him up off waivers?

Thanks Grey so much for all your hard work!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

One follow up question;

Thanks for your comment on picking up Andrew Heaney of the Dodgers.

To get him, I would have to waive one of the following: Justin Steel, David Bednar, Will Crow, Chris Flexan, or Michael king, or one of my hitters. What would you recommend?

Thanks Grey! Your help has been invaluable!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you Grey!!

Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Reports on India are promising. The player, not the country.

Still, even a minor hammy issue is usually a week or 2. Better than a season though.

Also lucky me, I had Othani AND Morton yesterday. Yeesh.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

They’re saying he “has a chance to play Saturday”, but that seems like an aggressive timeline for a hammy. I mean, it’s certainly possible – maybe it was a cramp. Midol for all my players!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

That’s usually why it’s a week-ish…if it’s a slight strain, there’s a likely chance that it’s made worse though coming back too soon.

Also, we’re talking baseball, where players bruise like a Dickensian orphan.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

He was wincing on the caught stealing earlier… prayer octagon in progress.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

undecided on starting Detmers @Tex what says you?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

what bout Ryan @Bos?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Gotcha

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Grey, what’s the deal with El Franimal? That entire lineup is flourishing but him. I know it’s very early, but you think he’s ok or something to start worrying about?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Taillon or Cortes @ Balt. this weekend.

Only have one move which would you pick?

Thanks

galica1234
galica1234
3 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Question?
How do you destroy an awesome RCL team with a league-leading 0.297 BA?

Answer
Pitching.

b. I hate my new job it’s not for me. It’s not what they advertised, they hired me within 7 days of me applying for the job…that’s code for they’re desperate and staff are running away. We’ll see. My wife said don’t resign until you get something else but then it might be too late. Wonder what George Carlin would say.

c. Have a nice weekend.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for April 15, 2022

‘What if there were no hypothetical questions?’

Cheers,
Ante

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
3 months ago

12 team H2H auction redraft – 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SVHD, K/9

Would you drop McMahon or Rosario for Nimmo? Thank you!

C Sean Murphy
1B Jose Abreu
2B Trea Turner
3B Austin Riley
SS Bo Bichette
OF Kyle Tucker
OF Eloy Jimenez
OF Andrew Vaughn
UTL Amed Rosario
UTL Jesus Sanchez
Bench: Ryan McMahon

P Tylor Megill
P Jesus Luzardo
P Joe Barlow
P Jhoan Duran
P Art Warren
SP Alex Cobb
SP Matt Brash
Bench: Kyle Wright
Bench: Jose Urquidy
Bench: Tony Gonsolin
IL: Lance McCullers

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

would you drop McMahon for Nimmo? if the option was only McMahon as the drop

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

Anyone know if Gore is on a pitch limit today?

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Hey Grey, who would you start today (pick one):

Jesus Sanchez vs. PHI (Eflin)
Tork @KC (Keller)
Vaughn vs TB (Rasmussen)
Adell @TEX (Detmers)

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 months ago

Hello Grey,
Really good stuff as usual. And glad you mentioned the Yanks – Bluejays game.

So I am watching my Gausman against my opponent’s Severino, and we know how that turned out for me. At least the Yanks (my real life team) looked like they would win. And I figured hey, all is not lost, I can make up some points from my pending L and his pending W with my Top Tier Closer A. Chapman. Doh! 3 BBs and no outs later, he gone (to quote Hawk Harrelson)!

To actually see it with my own eyeballs was quite discouraging and sad.

Now an unrelated question: Would you drop E. Rosario for Jesus, Nimmo or Mercado in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H with OPS and Holds? I also have Adolis, but I am willing to give him some leash for some reason.

Thanks much Grey and Happy Easter!

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

Hi Grey, are you risking Kyle Wright @ SD or Joe Ryan @ Boston? These feel like not great matchups for potentially solid pitchers. Thanks!

BAC
BAC
3 months ago

10 team 5×5 OBP.

I was a big Lodolo fan but we might have periodic roofies here. Drop Lodolo for Ashby, Urquidy, Nestor Cortes, Elieser, Ynoa, Civale?

Ron Mexico
Ron Mexico
3 months ago

Shocked you didn’t comment on Bellinger going 2-3, with a run and legs again!!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I waited too long to pull the trigger on my Luzardo and Voit for his Belly, he took it off the board lol. First time that has happened in my 30 years in the game, no worries, I need the arm more.

Ted
Ted
3 months ago

If you’re really interested in who/whom…basically it’s:

“whom” if the answer is “him”
“who” if the answer is “he”

examples:

“Who won the game?” … “he won”
“He hit the home run off of whom?” … “he hit if off of him”

And if for some reason you’re in doubt, stick with who. There’s nothing worse than someone trying to use whom when it should just be who (using who when it’s supposed to be whom is still wrong but obviously way more commonplace).

Chico Estrada
Chico Estrada
3 months ago

Hark!
rank these pickups pleez…
Adolis, Jul-Rod, Jesus
thank Yu

Murph
Murph
3 months ago

Different league
1 – CJ Abrams or Kelenic – position doesnt matter…
2 – Pick a pitcher – Carrasco, M Gore or K Wright
Thanks

Murph
Murph
3 months ago

Yo G
Congratulations on your Teoscar – i got one too… (need a prayer octagon for all my guys on the IL)
Also:
1 – Pick one (position doesnt matter) Mercado, Nimmo, Jesus Sanchez or Choi (his statcast page is all red)
2 – Merrill Kelly, Mychal Givens or Santillan (my other “closers” are Pressly, Melancon, Trivino, Rainey)

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

Hey Grey, I’d like to talk strategy. If you had 3 RP spots, would you be holding 3 or 4 closers? I’m wondering if I should take up a bench spot for another SP or a closer. Thanks. (H2H redraft).

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I’m considering adding one more bat (I have 1 bat bench now) to make room for Grichuk to play him when he is at home.

Clubber
Clubber
3 months ago

Why wouldn’t i love Oakland today? Jeffries 0.00 ERA vs R Stripling 9.00 ERA

Herb
Herb
3 months ago

Murphy or Keibert?

Tews
Tews
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

In your pre-season rankings you have Keibert ahead, so I wondered what’s changed? Checked out game logs so far and Murphy’s getting DH reps and he hits 3rd/4th. Is that what you saw Grey? I have Keibert. Can’t believe I’d fuss this much over a catcher…or write such a long post.

tews
tews
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks! Sorry about the triple post!

tews
tews
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You had Keibert just ahead in pre-season rankings. I have Keibert, is it worth a switch to Murphy – looks like he will also get DH at bats.

Tews
Tews
Reply to  Herb
3 months ago

Have the same question – wrote question to Grey here instead. Sorry!

Last edited 3 months ago by tews
Bro Pat
Bro Pat
3 months ago

Sean Murphy, Austin Nola or Alejandro Kirk in 10 tm H2H?

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Bro Pat
3 months ago

Ten team u will be able to ride the hot hand enough not to worry long term. Grab the best match up for the week

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Bro Pat
3 months ago

Murphy

RotoJedi
RotoJedi
3 months ago

You are the fantasy blogging GOD!!

12 man roto, need a third closer, or second since my 2nd is Kittredge LOL

Give Jeremy Pena for Soto?

roto, Elias Diaz vs Murphy?

Last edited 3 months ago by RotoJedi
cable
cable
3 months ago

12 team h/h points redraft…….want to start one ROS….

Murphy
Stephenson
Varsho

Phil
Phil
Reply to  cable
3 months ago

Stephenson

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

SON needs a windows patch update – I was doing decently with props throughout the day, then both Buehler and Ohtani, which SON had for o5.5 Ks whiffed pretty badly. Ohtani got his 5th K and then Maddon who I think had the under took him out before he could face the final batter of the inning

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 months ago

In a related note, Skubal’s K line is at 4.5, so def trying the over there. SON has him at 5 exactly.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
3 months ago

Severino was very much aided early by a friendly strike zone. The game could have gone a different way if he didn’t have few things go his way.

Kelenic stays another day and I’m glad he finally busted that brutal stretch. But he has looked overmatched and I’m worried he will head back down at some point. Sure does seem like he’s pressing.

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
3 months ago

I hope he’s still got McGwire’s number from the summer!

cable
cable
3 months ago

12 team h/h points redraft …….want to upgrade at 1st base offering ( give) Jose Abreu and Raisel Iglesias… who should I target to be a fair return ?

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  cable
3 months ago

I’d take Olson for those two myself but Abreu will have his numbers at years end with a decent average as well I’d think

cable
cable
3 months ago

McMurphy….which one of you nuts got any guts ?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

I know it’s only 1-week, but would you trade Julio Rodrigez (J-Rod?) for Ozuna?

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Redraft or keeper/dynasty league? You probably mean redraft since you don’t do that trade in a keeper/dynasty league. In redraft, I’d still hold on J-Rod, although Ozuna is looking all right thus far (but early).

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera