Live for today. That’s what they tell me. “They” are BASE jumpers, so I’m not listening to them, which is why I’m living in a bubble with the NBA players. “Hey, LeBron, where can I get some bubble tea?” “Ah, man, I hear ya, players be gossiping like crazy.” “What are you talking about? I want boba.” So, the Marlins vs. Orioles and Yankees vs. Phils had to be canceled due to an outbreak within the Marlins’ clubhouse. The Marlins couldn’t play back in Florida vs. the O’s, and might’ve infected the Phils’ visiting clubhouse, so the Yankees weren’t going in there. All in all, a totally well-functioning pandemic. By which I mean, it’s terrible for us, but this virus is doing well for itself. “Manfred, man” hasn’t been uttered so much since “Blinded By The Light” was a hit in the 70’s. Now PPD stands for Pandemic Please Desist. Right now, the MLB is waging an age-old war:  Everyone’s safety vs. Capitalism. Not to impersonate the Garbage Pail Kid, Nihilistic Ned, but capitalism usually wins that. Of course, don’t misunderstand my glibness for not caring (that sounds like a Common lyric); I’m just trying to be real with you. As for fantasy, I moved all Marlins, Orioles, Yankees and Phils out of my lineups until further notice, and tried to bench all Marlins in my weekly leagues. As they say, WHEEEE!!! Again, “they” are BASE jumpers. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-4 as he DH’d. It’s encouraging that he’s hitting the day after pitching, but maybe because he didn’t record one out while pitching, and felt like he wanted to contribute an out or four.

Griffin Canning – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks. Haven’t liked Canning since he was dealing with injury concerns in the 1st Spring Training, so I’m not jumping in on him, but he didn’t look as bad as the line indicates. All Canning can do is laugh, as he was beat by Canha.

Chris Bassitt – 4 IP, 0 ER, as he went 66 pitches. Love me some Bassitt, and am hoping he can go more innings next time. C’mon, Bassitt, I need you to sniff at least 85 *itches.

Kyle Tucker – 0-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal. Glad to see Tucker play. I was going to suggest him and Garrett Hampson start their own team. They’d have more players than the Marlins.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Jose Altuve (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) also hit his 1st homer. After the game, a garbage can dressed as a cutout fan snuck out a side door.

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Pressly’s saves have left the building.

Evan White – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He hit a bomb like one of Princess Di’s Corgis, but let’s not forget who made your team popular, White. It was Sweet Lew, who had a two-hit night, because he’s Sweet and he’s Lew.

Gregory Polanco – 0-for-3 as he returned from the IL. It is really all over the place how long guys with Covid are out. Feels like Polanco was out just over a week. Yes, I’m saying this to put this into the universe for Juan Soto.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in two games andHot schmotato alert!

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks. Feels silly to say so early that you don’t need to draft top pitching, just like I always tell you, but there is no early this year, so it’s fine. How ya think my staffs of Houser, Paddack, Bauer, and Lynn are doing? Still think I needed Verlander? Scherzer? Snell? Strasburg? I swear, people forget this nonsense the moment the season ends.

Corey Kluber – Out for four weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his teres major muscle. Won’t say I told you so, but *opens trench coat, written on chest it reads, “I told you so”* You can lose Kluber in most leagues, since he likely won’t be back this year, even if four weeks puts him on target for around September 1st. Replacing him in the rotation is Kolby M. Allard. What the duck!

Michael Fulmer – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER. Fulmer was supposed to go one inning. Who is the worst manager and why isn’t it Matheny?

Victor Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 1st homer, and stole a base the game before. I’m between Reyes being a hot schmotato or a cyclops with a monocle. Like a teamster smoking a cigarette, I’m leaning on the latter, but I’m intrigued, y’all!

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Why do I feel like no matter what I say about Tigers hitters you’ll never pick them up? Nod if so, and shake your head if no. Was that a nod or a shake? I ask because I can’t see you.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. He took Fulmer and Burrows deep, but didn’t touch Funkhouser, so my enthusiasm is curbed.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. To Whit, a home run.

Trent Grisham – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. My love for Grisham is no mystery.

Joey Lucchesi – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 Ks. What a garbage start from Joey Lucchesi of the Pasta Fagioli Crime Family.

Luke Weaver – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER. Hey, Lucchesi, I see your garbage, and raise you a turd.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks. He went K-Put, but looked great. Something Podcast Ralph and I discuss on today’s show coming later today is how an under-told story of the early going is Covid isn’t the only thing stopping players. Having little time to get ready for the season is also an issue, and we seeing it with a lot of 4-5 IP starts.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Renfroe! Or as Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!” He would also say hot schmotato, if he was available in your league.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Finally, Jose Martinez found a league with the DH! Oh, wait.

Mike Foltynewicz – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, and he was DFA’d. You know your team has some staff depth when you’re DFA’ing someone in a pandemic. I really like Kyle Wright, and, as the Braves’ 5th starter, this gives him a little more breathing room. Might mean Jhoulys Chacin, Josh Tomlin or Touki Toussaint get some looks.

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. He was a sleeper back in…December? Maybe, I don’t remember, if being honest. But I loved him all draft season. All 10 months of it. He was such great value.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 0 hits, 1 walk, 1 K. Zero hits and one K is called the Circle K, as in OK.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 3rd homer. HR to the Izzo!

Craig Kimbrel – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 walks. Solid Hold, huh? Kimbrel’s been broke for years. Not sure what happened to him, but he’s been bad for two years. He thought shaving his beard would make a difference. Guess what, Kimbs? It’s The Art of Shaving, not Saving. Jeremy Jeffress bailed him out for the save yesterday, and I’m sure David Ross will try Kimbrel again, but I can’t guarantee the outcome will be better.

Nate PearsonJays plan on starting Pearson on Wednesday in Washington. As John Wayne once said to a mechanical horse in front of grocery store, giddy up! I’ve already given you a Nate Pearson sleeper from during the shutdown, and have mentioned him in two straight Buy columns, and what you waiting for?

Ken Giles – Hit the IL with elbow soreness. Sounds like he might be done for the year, but we (I) don’t know yet, so you can hold for final word. His replacement is Anthony Bass. “The talking fish on my office wall?” That’s you being confused.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Goodbye (insert catcher name I own), and hello, Danny Jansen!

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5 and his 1st and 2nd homer. If I told you anymore how much I liked Teoscar I’d win an Oscar for Liking Teoscar.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Is it me or do you see his last name and start singing Billy Joel, “Tellez, about it, Tellez everything you feel?” Okay, maybe it’s me.

Reynaldo Lopez – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. In a far off galaxy, Rey-Lo is fan art of Rey and Kylo Ren. In this galaxy, he’s droppable.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. Streamonator hated this start, and his next one, and I agree with SON, even if this start was good. Ain’t got the pants nuggets to be starting Wacha.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Albombso!

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Excellent, but, wow, the Red Sox pitching is some sad sauce.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Ony half as many homers as Moreland. Welp, it’s still early. Tricked ya! There is no early this year! Get your head out of your tuhkis! Sounds like Jackie Mason is guest-blogging.

Josh Osich – 2 IP, 2 ER. Nice starter, Red Sox! Following him in the game was Jeffrey Springs. Who? Beats me. In the box score, it said Osich Springs and it sounds like a resort in Arkansas. “People get to second base with their cousin at Osich Springs!” Unfortunately for the Red Sox, the Mets got a lot farther.

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Jason
Jason
2 years ago

Drop Cespedes for Jose Martinez or Jacoby Jones?

goodfold2
goodfold2
2 years ago

some of youse guys probably already saw this since how could this have escaped us all this long, it’s from last august.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqClJrEwiik

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
2 years ago

hobbs linked it in his post from the 23rd.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

My FML, are you aware that Wolters has shaved his moosestache? He no longer bears a resemblance to you, my father.

Press F in the chat to pay respects to Tony Wolters facial piece.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Hey Grey
Are you grabbing Burdi or Jeffress for C.Smith?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  dontbichetteme
2 years ago

c.smith vs 2 closers or at least possible closers? apples to oranges i’d think here. if you need a starter c.smith, burdi he’ll say if it’s between those 2 (burdi/jeffress) at least for now.

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Which side in a dynasty league?

Trea Turner ($15+5) + Meadows ($4+3)
OR
Betts ($25+5) + Jose Ramirez ($15+5)

I’m the Betts owner, a couple of reasons I’m considering this: cost savings, I have the highest payroll in the league and going from $50 in 2021 to $27 would be big. The other is positionally, I’m overloaded at 3B but could use MI help so Turner would be a big get there. Meadows’ health is obviously a big question mark for me.

I proposed this trade with Stanton instead of Betts and this is his counter. Thoughts?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

pretty sure j.jimenez never had 3 good innings in a row. took that dude longer than soler to be any bit consistent.

russowl
russowl
2 years ago

willie calhoun or max kepler?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Trying to give good juju to both Mondesi and Suarez

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

no just early season slumps – Suarez finally got a 2B in his final AB, while Mondesi doesn’t look great outside of that 2 hit game. Probably could include Alonso as well – Keith is saying Alonso is opening up too soon on his stance right now

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

hey wright, if yr gonna get BABIP’d to death, don’t BB 3 guys first.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Bundy v Sea (Marco) or Matz v RSox (Perez) or pass on both. Limited to 74 starts for the year.?

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ok, chance to redeem after the Ohtani call lol.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

sounds like he’s giving you credit for otani’s start after numerous people asked if they should start him. yep, grey did it. you also made alonso do what he did last year of course so it’ll balance out. i’ll add the “haha” to make my comment here to seem that i believe any of this as much as his “lol” indicates he does about his.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Mantis Tobaggan MD
2 years ago

Thanks for jumping with your excellent commentary Doc.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Starting him v A’s.

I never blame anyone but myself btw. As owners, we hold the decision. I knew he struggled mightily with control issues coming into that game. As a consolation, I streamed Wood v Giants! Good times.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

oh i’ve got some nasty ERA/WHIPs in some leagues so far. the ones deep enough to have started kikuchi/wood/otani of course, but then there are the good ones: morton, paxton, darvish and i’m sure i’m forgetting a ton. i knew you were kidding on blaming grey (or you’re mildly insane at minimum)

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Mantis Tobaggan MD
2 years ago

Love the site for the comedy, clever references, and to learn about up and coming players. I find it hard enuf managing 24 guys much less giving out opinions on a thousand players as Grey does. But it is also fun to remind us all that it is a crapshoot. No one is all knowing. Being right 52% of the time is about right.
I am really enjoying the past few years with SON. Good basketball mind, humble, roots for you. Now he is doing yeoman work with hardball too.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

who’s the basketball mind? grey did hate otani at ADP for sure and said it many times.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Mantis Tobaggan MD
2 years ago

SON is another writer on this site. He does a lot on basketball and also offers features on baseball. Check him out. You will enjoy him.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

OH! SON the person, i thought you meant streamonator (also known as SON for short by many), yeah i know him. can’t remember (although in not long i will be over there reading everything since feb), but i think he does football sometimes too, could be wrong.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, 13 team roto
Looking for an extra spot to stream
I think i have enough closers
Whos the drop?
Workman
Kim
Bass
Kintzler
Givens
Kela(IL)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

due to the COVID delays, Spencer Howard is no longer starting on Friday as PHI is going back to their normal rotation.

Is he still worth holding onto in redraft leagues or safe to drop now?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

my sentiments (ugh) exactly.

better stash; MacKenzie Gore or Howard?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dancin Homer
2 years ago

howard over gore (for this year, barely behind long term (re: prospect rankings far above))

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dancin Homer
2 years ago

if V2 puts up anything CLOSE to last start (and maybe without) he’ll have that spot. all that changed is the top of their rotation moves back to starting again friday. he could be up like mon or tuesday now. we also haven’t seen how utterly awful arrieta could be yet.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
2 years ago

c’mon wittgren, cough this hold up so karinchak (and his 2 true outcome pitching, i guess he might hit some guy and it’s 3) can move up

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Do you believe in Gallen? I have to drop someone to activate Pearson tomorrow…

SP:
Darvish
Glasnow
Berrios
Gallen
Hill
May

RP:
Hand
Doolittle
Jimenez
Britton

Drop Gallen to activate Pearson?

Thanks

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Currently have no 2B because of Villar. Thank you Miami.

I’m hoping he returns to action soon. I have Grisham, Riley, Christian Walker, willie Calhoun at the end of my bench/UTIL

Do you drop any to add Moran? Or hold? Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yup 2B/3B

Here’s my team for reference:
10 team, 5×5 categories

C: Garver
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Donaldson
SS: Bogaerts
CI: Austin Riley
MI: Brandon Lowe
OF: Acuna
OF: Harper
OF: JD Martinez
OF: Kyle Lewis
UTIL: Willie Calhoun
UTIL: Trent Grisham
BN: Austin Riley
DL: Hunter Dozier, Yordan Alvarez
NA: Madrigal

SP: Giolito, Darvish, Houser, Lamet, Heaney, Wheeler, Matz
RP: Jansen, Kimbrel, Kennedy, Melancon, Gott
IL: Odorizzi

Thanks !

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

I mentioned Austin Riley twice – one of them should be Christian Walker

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you!

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

Weird that Luis Robert doesn’t show up as an option in the trade analyzer now. Tried it several times today and correct spelling.

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
2 years ago

Would you trade Freeman and K. Marte for Yelich? Thanks!

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey, I need an outside pair of eyes sometimes

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
2 years ago

Hey Grey. I have an extra outfielder and looking to trade either Castellanos or Laureano for Paddack. Fair trade? and which one do I trade. Thanks

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh Great Grey,

thoughts on Nate Pearson? He appears to have 2 starts next week. I was thinking of picking up German Marquez. Should I take Pearson instead? Thanks!

jnienow
jnienow
2 years ago

Randy ” macho Man” trademark “OH YEA” was originated by Pampero Firpo, the wild bull of the Pampas! Google it! Good day sir!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

Grab Teoscar for Mercado or Braun? Hicks available too.

Grazi.

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Drop Khris Davis for Spencer Howard or hold (my league isn’t super heavy on prospect hounds)

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

howard or pearson not being owned in any (non super shallow) league makes it closer to “no prospect hounds outside of maybe you” rathther than “not super heavy”. next thing we’ll hear carlson isn’t owned.

chris pierce
chris pierce
2 years ago

Drop yoenis Mercado W Calhoun for civale?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

doolittle, bradly, bass, w.davis (however, w.smith moves into these 4 if melancon doesn’t play or get good news quite soon). knebel at the bottom of these, he was used (and didn’t do well) in an earlier inning most recently, while phelps had arguably the best RP performance (for 2 innings in extras) after hader had been used. kintzler/gott/burdi are also closest to overtaking wade if he sucks again soon (which he probably will). see how i line up with grey here (maybe not at all)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

oops, kintzler behind gott/burdi as MIA won’t play for at least 6 days, and if you have this many options you have no reason to f with him now.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

SAGNOF for days…

Gott, Watson, Burdi, Holland, Jeffress, Davis, Bass, Kintzler, Doolittle, W. Smith, Knebel, Bradley

Pick 4 por favor

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

drat i had one wrong, doolittle did suck (and this why we aren’t dropping hudson anywhere), burdi has kicked ass. i threw him out since kela’s only corona and no symptoms but hasn’t been able to pass tests either so that makes sense. also PIT is quite awful is why i left dootlittle in there (tucker and somebody named p.evans starting daily, plus heredia/serial kiler j.r. murphy plus their pitching staff)

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

Watchin Indians v Whitesox and I just cant with some of the faces on the cardboard fans..Hilarious!

Also they need to ditch the background noise, ridiculous. Just play baseball songs,in the back ground.

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Last outfield spot Riley or Bryan Reynolds?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
2 years ago

mikolas, HAHAHAHAHA. now we find out why he was left for the 5th game, he clearly had some issue (that STL refused to report, waited until the day before, same obfuscating b.s. they’ve been pulling for years) last week that didn’t get reported till now. it’s the exact same one he had back in march too. so he pitched through it, going off the lesson taught by wainwrong most of the last 5ish years, when injured, pretend you aren’t until it’s completely obvious.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah, like wainwrong he probably said he felt fine and it wasn’t structural. it’s of course also possible he actually got “better” then reactivated it last week in his last start or some other practice reps. but this sure as shit sounds like an injured dude, who pushed himself to come back too early (and lied about how he wasn’t injured anymore), clearly STL knew something was off when they set their rotation (hudson over him makes no sense in any way, UNLESS it was just “well PIT sucks so hard we’ll save mikolas for MIN”)

i’m sure he was examined. he pitched in the summer camp games (all of them)

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
2 years ago

should be gomber, but watch out kim owners (assuming you want him to get saves), gallegos back today too, another easy option is to just shove kim back to the SP job he wanted anyway, gallegos back to closer. also grey, IF STL immediately moves kim to SP and gallegos to closer hanley road earl’s comment to you about kim: “But you’re all sour over there in the corner like a teenage girl who got jilted at prom for someone prettier. So now you’re just going to pout since you were wrong. LOL”

that comment will look esp funny, as he would’ve held the role for a few days, 1 bad save included.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

should be gomber, but sounds like poncedeleon, who’s far worse. fountain of aluminum down that route, not gold.

Jason
Jason
2 years ago

Anderson or Swanson at SS in an OPS league?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Alex Wood on the 10-day DL with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. 10-team NL only league. Drop Wood to stream Voth tonight?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Weird Fishes
2 years ago

yep. although i hope you aren’t in league with no DL slots this year. likely just short ones (less than max in yahoo counts as short this year, espn has 8 max).

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

brocktune already being jerked around, they def need to get something named p.evans at 3B so that moran can DH while also playing heredia and c.tucker over him at the OF CI’s.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah, only own him in 2 deep dynasties and NL only.

LenFuego
LenFuego
2 years ago

Is “pants nuggets” new, or have you used that before? It seems like it has to be a part of the Grey canon, but I do not recall seeing it before and I laughed so much I have a hard time believing I would not have noticed it.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You have to love that after however many years you have been doing this, you can still come up with new nicknames for testicles!

For instance, I don’t think I have seen you use “flesh bells” before, either.

Keep up the good work!

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Looking for a W: Do you have a favorite of these? SON pretty lukewarm on all

Gibson home vs Dbacks (Kelly)
Chirinos home vs Braves (wright)
Mengden home vs Rockies (Sentzatela)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  prestige
2 years ago

gibson

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Start or sit C-Mart @Twins today? 12 teamer, thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
2 years ago

Grey! Marlins are getting shuffled ???

The hot catcher carousel is going to drive me mad.

You think solak is going to get playing time seriously slashed with Calhoun back on the scene? I guess the better question is if you think solak is going to get it together with the bat.

Ji-man Choi a sleeper option over Dannys Antana at 1B in points. I can’t trust Cash….

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
2 years ago

Jansen or Sean Murphy??? Had to ask, sorry

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you, solak or Evan white? Pts league

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
2 years ago

1. Andujar worth holding in a 12-er? Grisham, Jose Martinez, Kyle Seager available.

2. Drop Helsley, Betances, or Folty, for Daniel Hudson or hold?

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
Reply to  Papa Jean Segura
2 years ago

Greg Holland also avail

leon
leon
2 years ago

Verdugo($9) for Loudes Gurriel jr($15) deep 16 man dynasty? thanks.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Conforto &. Maeda for Clevinger. Is that paying too much?

erad
erad
2 years ago

Flush with saves out of the gate – Hendricks, Osuna, Robles, Jimenez, Britton

Last in RBIs

Osuna for Eddie Rosario?

Will
Will
2 years ago

Buxton back in the lineup today. “immediately activates, reaches for kryptonite shield”

I just can’t help myself, lol.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

What has become of Baby Seal? The man of many words!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

LMAO. Marlins certainly need warm bodies..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

True. MLB rumours have Marlins on pause until Monday. Pause?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i love these speculative reports that MIA can’t “field an MLB ready team”. yeah ok, they can’t start m.harrison, j.sanchez, sixto, ed cab and others, really. what would be the most hilarious thing ever is they DO move all their best prospects up for playing time for like a week, they do WELL, then when all the others come back from corona they send them right back down and they turn back into MIA again. best service time joke ever.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  The Harrow
2 years ago

Service time has always been bad for MLB. For this year I say waive it and let teams play whoever they want and in the Marlins mess, need.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

of course, the MLBPA shouldn’t have ever signed off on anything like that, short term greed and/or stupidity wins all in their case mostly all the time over long term player rights.

Blergball
Blergball
2 years ago

12-team H2H 6×6 OPS/QS. Badly need pitching and was offered deGrom/Conforto for Story/Matt Olson. Have Abreu and Tim Anderson to fill in at 1B and SS if need be. Thoughts?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
2 years ago

Trying to stash a bunch of RP to get saves by random chance at this point.

Need to drop one- Gott, Watson, Burdi, Holland, Jeffres

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 years ago

Great write-up Grey!

A couple quick questions. 10 team keeper H2H:

1) Jansen over W. Smith?

2) Swanson over Madrigal?

Thanks,
LG

Jaco
Jaco
2 years ago

*Hands is Hand and Choi is Choo. My bad (autocorrects bad)

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Reaching out….for adviiice…

Jaco
Jaco
2 years ago

Grey!! Long time no see—

So fantasy was an after thought for me this yr with all the madness, so I drafted a casual yahoo auction 5×5 rotisserie and created a pretty crappy team! Whoops!

I blinked and the bats dried up. The drafting software kinda glitched so I missed out on my beloved FTJ (remember when he was a dollar last year…good times) and Trev-dog Story.

Long story short can you help me shore up my embarrassing outfield and 2nd base?

Was thinking of grabbing Madrigal for 2nd because at least it’ll be fun to watch him…Kingery is great n all but I just don’t like staring at him as my starting 2B haha. Would prefer to use him as utility guy

Here is my team and available FAs

C- Willson Contreras
1B – Olson
2B – Kingery
SS – Baez
3B – Machado
OF – Ozuna
OF – Joc Pederson
OF – Willie Calhoun
UT – Eugenio Suarez
UT – Mark Canha
B – Austin Riley
B – GGOATOAT

SP- Giolito
SP- Paddack
SP – Luis Castillo
SP – Dinelson Lamet
SP- Gallen
SP – Houser
RP – Hans
RP – Kenley Jansen
RP – Leclerc
RP – Knebel
RP – Pomeranz

Free Agents – Madrigal, Choi, Chris Taylor, Kike, Adell, Grisham, jacoby, Chris Moran, Votto, Andujar

Also, should I drop someone for Treinen…I feel like yes

Thanks Grey!! Stay safe out there

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Boy that was 70 grade speed reply time

And thanks!!

So leave that dart Madrigal by the Greyside?

Also—first time in a FAAB league, 100$ budget..how much should I put in for Votto and Moran?

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Wow, time for the Marlins to implode. Not that any of us would be too heavily invested in them, but its a good reminder in the FBB investment world to always diversify ones portfolio!

With word of Phillies nixing travel plans to Miami, its a wonder what MLB will do. Looks like Marlins may be the new Harlem Globetrotters. A traveling road show. Who then is Meadowlark Lemon?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha. Good posterboy!

I wonder what happens if no Phillies test positive. It would seem to back the argument that COVID is passed indoors mostly and much less likely outdoors. Maybe ban clubhouses and have players sit in the stands or bullpen or something.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah. It would seem no matter how you slice it Soto’s tests are 50% wrong. Not a comforting thought whether false positive or false negative, and 50% accuracy is not a good benchmark for decision making.

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
2 years ago

Need fill in bench bats…pick 2 from Moran, Aquino, G. Polanco, Moreland, Solak?

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Solid title Rudy. Loved Pressly comment also. You should try that at the end of a pert draft sometime.

Marv
Marv
2 years ago

Grey,

Pick one from each list:
Lacking in Power but do like the multi position and pop to AVG Fletcher brings. I assume for list #1 you’ll say Teoscar but hes on waivers and I put a clami in but might not get him, so I guess who are your top 2 from list #1

#1. C. Moran, D, Fletcher, T. Hernandez, C.J. Cron, W. Adames, T. Grisham, C. Hernandez, JBJ

#2 J. Urquidy, B. Singer, C. Bassit, D. Ceasee, J. Means, S. Turnbull

Thanks bud,

Marv

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

Based on how short these early season starts are going, assuming we have a full season, seems like SP streamer bullets are better spend in the second half of the season after guys are stretched out (in leagues with a cap on season moves)

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

Awesome as usual. Team is off to a slow start in roto… mostly in SAGNOF and ratios.

10 team, 5×5 categories

C: Garver
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Donaldson
SS: Bogaerts
CI: Austin Riley
MI: Brandon Lowe
OF: Acuna
OF: Harper
OF: JD Martinez
OF: Kyle Lewis
UTIL: Willie Calhoun
UTIL: Trent Grisham
BN: Austin Riley
DL: Hunter Dozier, Yordan Alvarez
NA: Madrigal

SP: Giolito, Darvish, Houser, Lamet, Heaney, Wheeler, Matz
RP: Jansen, Kimbrel, Kennedy, Melancon, Gott
IL: Odorizzi

Questions:
1) Kimbrel looked terrible last night! I was thinking of grabbing Jeffries, but not sure which pitcher I should drop. It would probably have to be Gott, but I really need saves right now. I was thinking wait and see how Kimbrel does next outing, and grab Jeffries immediately if he implodes? Thoughts?

2) The following bats are on waivers, do you make any moves or hold?
-Hunter Renfroe
-Teoscar Hernandez
-Garrett Hampson
-Aquino
-Luis Arraez
-Wil Myers
-Evan White
-Jose Peraza

Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I realize I listed Austin Riley twice, one of those should be corrected to Christian Walker. Still nobody to drop? Thank you again!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

NO, you know the minute you bench him he is gonna go off. It always happens..

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

What is wrong with Acuna? He K’s almost every other AB and looks lost. I don’t think he hit well in spring and summer camp either.

Would you sit him in favor of someone who is hitting right now until we see signs of him coming out of this? In a short season like this I think about going with the hot bats instead of the name.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

Saw this on Fangraphs:

Zachary Binney, PhD
@zbinney_NFLinj
…this is absolutely insane.

This is, if possible, the literal stupidest possible plan.

You have a raging outbreak, anyone in the Marlins traveling party could be infected regardless of how their tests come back. So by all means, just bring that on the road to Baltimore!

I gotta believe if this happened in NY, LA or WAS, they would stop for two weeks and see where it goes. They are taking a huge risk with peoples lives, all in the name of, well you know.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Common sense?

Hugman
Hugman
2 years ago

Yo Grey, what’s shakin’?!
So the Reds are gonna make us wait for Jesse Winker to hit .200 for half the season before they actually let Akiyama lead off against righties, aren’t they?
I need starting pitching and I’m not sure if I can wait this out. What say you? Hold?

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

Hello grey! Hope you and yours are covid-free

How much of $100 FAAB would you bid on jeffress?
I lost out on Bass he went for $16 I’m thinking $20ish to be safe. I only drafted Hand/Lugo it’s a 16tm league a lot of closers were kept and j.jiminez went for $24 @auction. Insanity.
I have a great team just need another closer currently 2nd place.

That was my last dance with Weaver. I thought he found it last yr. He was a straight drop in my 12tm lg after that shiteshow yesterday.
Thoughts and thanks.

John N
John N
2 years ago

5×5 roto

Decided to bench Stanton this week. Start Calhoun or Pollock?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Morning Grey!

an owner in my league decided to cut like 1/3 of his team this morning for some hot schmotatos which could potentially afford me some nice pickups.

Who (if any) of the below would you add & which players on my team should I be dropping for them:
12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league

Players available:

– Robbie Ray
– Caleb Smith
– Mallex Smith
– M. Chavis
– Austin RIley

My squad:
c: Contreras
1b: Bellinger
2b: K. Marte
3b: Sano
ss: Villar
if: Correa
of: Judge, Kyle Lewis, Pederson
utl: Akiyama
bn: Kyle Tucker
Na: Adell

sp: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, Carlos Martinez, G. Marquez, Burnes, Canning, Howard, Cease, Valdez
rp: Hader, Workman, Doolittle, Wade Davis

Thank you as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks as always.

as a side note, any chance you’re starting any of the below today:

– Carlos Martinez @MIN
– Cease @ CLE
Framber v. LAD (claim won’t process until tomorrow)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks again for the input.

SON hates all 3 (-$34.5, -$18.9, & -$14.2 respectively) so wanted to get your take.

Appreciate it as always!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

“Pressly’s saves have left the building.” … I see what you did there. Hahhahahaaaa!!!

Very nice.

hustla
hustla
2 years ago

Drop Pressly for Gott, Davis or Bass?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 years ago

Would you move Darvish for Corey Seager in a 10-team H2H keeper? I’m leaning toward the daily offensive numbers in this short season and the age difference in future years, but I understand pitching is valuable. I have some young SP arms as keepers also. Thanks!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Jason Murray
2 years ago

I’d want more for Darvish if you really want to move him.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason Murray
2 years ago

I’d take Seager, seems like he’s turned a corner

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
Reply to  Jason Murray
2 years ago

Who are your other pitchers? Who is the present SS? Darvish is normally drafted much higher than Seager so not sure value is there. Roster construction is important here. What other pitchers does the other owner have. I would be looking for an upgrade elsewhere if possible.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

I need a uRP and I’m all out of cola.

Keep Pressley as backup or drop for Jeffress, another backup?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  scoboticus
2 years ago

I’d try Jeffress

ryanoger
ryanoger
2 years ago

10 team redraft

Lose Urshela for Renfroe or Swanson?

Is Joc over Renfroe and Swanson?

thanks grey!

Coolwhip
Reply to  ryanoger
2 years ago

i’d drop urshela for swanson

Joc/renfroe is tomato/tomato

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
Reply to  ryanoger
2 years ago

I am very high on Swanson. Check out his first half stats last year before injury. He is the easy pick over the others. Loaded lineup with ability to help in homeruns and steals.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  ryanoger
2 years ago

Swanson and Refroe for me but agree with Coolwhip

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 years ago

Votto or Vlad for this year only standard roto?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Perfect Game
2 years ago

Vlad

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Bass or Holland as new closer? Dump McCutch for Happ yet? Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

Holland and Happ for me

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I have two questions.

1)I am interested in picking up Jackie Bradley, Jr. i know you said that I should not pick him, buyt he is off to a flying start while Profar is hitting .091 after 4 games. would you drop Profar for him?

2) would you drop Kimbrel for Joakim Soria?

thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

also 3) would you drop Michael Fulmer for Zach Godley?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Also Anthony Bass is available.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

1) meh, sure
2) nah
3) Bass

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

im not sure if Kimbrel has lost something because he looked horrible last night. his fastball was 96-97 mph but had no location.
1) is it time to cut Kimbrel and pick up either Jeffress or Soria or Bass?
2) would you drop Michael Fulmer for Zach Godley?
3) you gave me two different answers about dropping Profar for JBJ? First you said Meh, then you said sure. which one LOL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey, so if i am reading it correctly

1) cut Profar for JBJ
2) do not cut Kimbrel for soria. Would you drop Kimbrel for either Bass, Jeffress or Holland
3) Would you drop fulmer for godley?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok thanks. do you think he will right the ship, or will Kimbrel get worse as the season goes on?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey