First, the bad news, Tyler O’Neill hit the IL with a right-shoulder impingement. Took how long for him to come up with some made-up injury? Hope it wasn’t very long, because it’s not believable. His exit velocity on his lame-ass excuse is almost as bad as his hitting. Take a TO, TO, you disappoint me. Replacing him…*drum roll*…Nolan Gorman is being called up for today’s game. Lezzzzzzzzzzzzzz Fudginnnnnnnnnnnnnn Gooooooooooooooooo! *jaw comes dislocated from screaming, goes to the hospital, doctor diagnoses me with Gormania* Gormania can’t be cured, according to WebMD. Does it matter that I keep wanting to call him Norman Golman? No, dude. So, he’s going to start at 2nd base, and Edman likely moves to the outfield. It’s about to get crowded in Saint Louie. Ugh, seeing they might have a cure for Gormania, it’s called a 35% strikeout rate. That’s not cool. Gorman could hit 45 homers, and .170. Here’s my Nolan Gorman fantasy; some stats might be a little off, but sentiment stays same. Also, I am go over Nolan Gorman at our Youtube channel. Click that link, hit subscribe and come back. Thank you! We’re halfway to thousand. Get us to thousand and never hear about it again. Here’s the video:

Also, getting the call was Matthew Liberatore to start on Saturday. If you think I’m slightly less enthused for Liberatore than I am for Gorman, you’re right. It’s a hitter vs. pitcher thing. Not much else. In 40 IP in Triple-A, Liberatore had 10.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, and 3.83 ERA, and he should have better command than that. Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “For a while, Liberatore seemed fated to become a blip in trivia history as the player acquired for Rays postseason beast Randy Arozarena. After 2021, skies look a little clearer. The club jumped him over AA and let him throw 124.2 innings at AAA, where he was six years younger than his average competitor. He struggled at first (5.21 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 1.87 HR/9 through 11 starts) but got better results over his final ten turns (2.67 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 0.78 HR/9). The WHIPs here show some luck both ways, but the home run ball was clearly his bugaboo early, and he cut that by more than 100 percent over the 2nd half. His pitch shapes could still leave him vulnerable in that department (his fastball doesn’t ride), but he’s adding velocity as he ages and was burying that big curve with consistency by season’s end. If he keeps that up, he’ll be a nice addition to the Redbirds’ rotation this year. And Grey is a big dummy.” Honestly, that’s fair. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Juan Yepez – 3-for-5, and his 3rd homer, hitting .333. A Yepez dispenser gives out homers. A Ye Pez dispenser should give out fish sticks.

Dakota Hudson – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.60. If only Henry Hudson were alive today to see a Hudson pitch in New York. He would’ve loved hot pretzels.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .329. Au Shizz!

Harrison Bader – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 10th and 11th steals, and is 11 for 11 on steals. Nothing to add, except he is so freakin’ fast.

Brendan Donovan – 2-for-4, hitting .316. Cardinals’ devil magic just created a .500 OBP guy out of Brendan Donovan.

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL with a moderate to high-grade oblique strain, as announced here after others announced it, and I removed their names and added my own. Mets said Scherzer will miss six to eight weeks, so back by September? I kid. Kinda. I’d guess Scherzer misses two months, but it could be ten weeks. You shouldn’t have expected a full season from him anyway. I could say I told you so in last week’s Buy, Sell, Hold, that you can still see on our Youtube channel. Click that link, hit subscribe and come back. Thank you! If you’re a Mets fan, getting Scherzer and deGrom at the deadline is better than any trade! *dodges tomato* What?

Chris Bassitt – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Bassitt threw two beautiful breaking balls to Goldy, then Bassitt dropped a slider on a tee that was dogsh*t. Dogsh*t makes me laugh, I’m sorry. Whenever I pick up Ted’s dogsh*t, I’m always reminded of the Seinfeld joke. He says (paraphrasing), if aliens ever landed here, they’d see humans picking up dog’s sh*t and think, “Well, dogs must be the leaders.” They are, by the way. Dogs, that is. Sorry if you’re a human person, I’m a dog person. We are not the same.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (1), hitting .276. Albombso!

Trevor Story – 4-for-4, 5 runs, 7 RBIs and a triple slam (3, 4, 5) and legs (5). The Buy Low Window didn’t slam shut, it built a wall around itself, hired a Ronald Reagan impersonator to say, “Tear down this wall,” then added, “And build another one, paint it green, and put it in left field in Fenway.” Player Rater updates after midnight, so all I know is he’s at 245 overall, before this game. Pretty interested in seeing how much one game can move him up. I’m guessing up to 120 and over hundred slots. This might be the single greatest hitter game in history, but, ya know, a rookie was called up, so that took precedence. You know the Story…

J.D. Martinez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .344. If they didn’t have Enrique Hernandez (0-for-1) leading off and hitting .177, imagine what the Red Sox would’ve scored yesterday (or the day before or the entire season before).

Tanner Houck – 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70. Did the Red Sox fix everything in the matter of one game, or what?

Julio Rodriguez – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer, as he hit that off Brasier, who was immediately optioned for Michael Wacha. So, who’s having the last laugh? Wacha, Wacha, and maybe Jul-Rod.

George Kirby – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.60. Yesterday, Kirby was a Nintendon’t. Nah’mean? *snaps fingers, does a teapot* It was a terrible matchup, and I’d hold tight.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m 100% sure that Varsho and Christian Walker account for every single run the Diamondbacks have scored this year.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 7.43, and his 8th save. Big year for the guys who were saying 14 months ago that Melancon isn’t any good. You’re finally correct. Yay you. The Dbags still obviously want to get Melancon all the saves.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.88. He acts like he’s excited about starting with the Cubs, but the veneer slides off a little bit each time and he’s actually miserable.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.68. Ya know what’s not cool? Every major league pitcher conspiring to not let Marcus Semien homer.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .288. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column. It’ll be up in a few hours. You can hardly wait! No, you!

Carlos Hernandez – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 9.10. Chuck Hernandez, not just a name, but also a verb.

Luis Robert – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .301. *steps on rocket ship* Let’s go to the moon, Lou Bob.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91. Rob Schneider standing up in a crowd, “Yu can do it!”

Kyle Gibson – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.98. In a lot of ways, Gibson pitched better than Darvish yesterday. In one important way, he did not. (Earned runs.)

Bruce Zimmermann – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.48. I finally bit the bullet and streamed Zimmermann, and I can’t think of a more apt idiom than biting the bullet. Pretty good time to get in on a guy, when he’s facing the Yanks. Smart stuff, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate). Streamonator thinks it’s as idiotic, by the way.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Uh-oh Chirinos!

Anthony Santander – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .235, and three homers in the last four games. Hot schmotato? Sure. Also, if the O’s didn’t move the fences out, he’d have 35 homers already. Don’t argue with facts.

Jorge Lopez – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.42, and the blown save. For what it’s Cronenworth, Lopez’s blown save was BS. Uh, I’m not literally writing an abbreviation.

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.35, and done after 76 pitches. Yanks announcers said something like, “That closes the book on Montgomery,” and all I could think:  It was more a pamphlet.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and the 1st visiting player to homer to left this year in Camden (el oh el, so stupid what they did with that park). Kicking myself every day that I didn’t buy into Rudy’s preseason rankings and draft Giancarlo in every league. Him and Judge are the only ones capable of hitting a home run with the medicine ball pitchers are throwing.

Cal Quantrill – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.48 vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.23. This was a matchup of, “Two guys you don’t really trust, but you think you should trust,” and it’s sometimes billed as, “I’m not supposed to trust these guys, right? I always forget.” As for actionable advice, Quantrill is a Streamonator call, and Mahle is one of the bigger buy lows.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last two games. He’s kinda in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t have to wait for that to grab Naquin. I pardon you!

Tony Santillan – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.82, as he got his 2nd save. Alexis Diaz (1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.02) saw action in the 8th and gave up a run. Hey, he is just like his brother Edwin!

Max Meyer – Hit the minor league IL with ulnar nerve irritation. Excuse me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, why can we not have anything nice? “Because,” then the FBO laughed for 20 minutes, finally, adding, “Excuse me, I have to hit the head.”

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Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
6 months ago

Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. Would you trade Gausman (6th round keep next year) for Woodruff (12th)? Or should I be asking for a little more for Gausman?

Slickster
Slickster
6 months ago

Grey,

6×6 Roto – QS and Ops

What do you think of this trade:

Offering me: P. Lopez
For: Kris Bryant

My team is severely banged up

Current SPs:
-Giolito
-Musgrove
-K.Wright
-Lance Lynn
-Casey Mize
-Jose Quintana

I’d hate giving up a bat, but with Pablo, I’d have an even stronger Starting lineup and could dangle Jose Q. before the regression ferries swarm.

Thoughts?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
6 months ago

Slow start for S Marte or has he fallen off the aging cliff? Would you buy low? I need speed average and runs and I’m targeting Mookie, but he’ll cost me Bux. Keep Bux and pursue a $40 Marte (that owner had a terrible draft) for a much lesser keeper priced bat I have like one of Mountcastle/Ozuna/Renfroe?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  hungryjacks
6 months ago

Marte is only 5/9 on steal attempts and his EV is in the bottom 2%!

lindorphins
lindorphins
6 months ago

Are you starting Manaea @ SF or Javier vs. Tex tonight? One, neither, both?

Also, which are your top two options at 3B – Wilmer, Drury, Eugenio, Bohm, Yandy

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
6 months ago

Good afternoon
The All-Greys have climbed from 11th to 6th this week in our 15 teamer. Headed to the top. Now it’s decision time.

With Wacha off the il we have to drop a pitcher (k/bb league..no whip)
Houck
Wacha
Sewald ( I also have Duran, Kimbrel and J Barlow)
Sonny Grey
I’m leaning towards Houck or Sewald

With Lewis coming off the il I have to drop a hitter (easier call)
Phillips
Joe
Grossman
I’m leaning Phillips
This all assumes no gets injured over the weekend
Have a great weekend

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

signed up for YouTube, by the way

VinWins
VinWins
6 months ago

Great, Mets postponed, so they probably wait longer to put Scherzer on IL.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  VinWins
6 months ago

So weird. You’d think they’d want to clear the 40-man spot ASAP.

Big Dog
Big Dog
6 months ago

Hey Grey. I am in a bit of a roster crunch with O’Neill hitting the DL. I am going to cut Andrew Vaughn to activate Gorman. However, I still need to release another player or I will be a short a hitter. I need to drop a pitcher unfortunately. I know they are all very similar but which SP would you drop from this group:

Bassitt
P. Lopez
J. Montgomery
S. Gray
Wainwright
Skubal
Kluber
Sandoval
Gonsolin
Javier
Stroman

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thank you very much. Stroman was where I was leaning as well but I always like to confirm with the Lothario. Have a great weekend. Going to be 95 this weekend at your old NJ stomping grounds.

florida jack
florida jack
6 months ago

12 team H2H categories, who goes?

eovaldi, mckenzie, lorenzen

thanks

hondo
hondo
6 months ago

What do you expect from Chase Silseth ROS? It’s like he doesn’t exist anywhere.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks,I never even heard of the guy but figured he might be a safe stream vs OAK.Now that Kopech just got activated early for his Sunday start I don’t have room.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Think Kopech will have Dad power at NY or sit him?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks

Todd Time
Todd Time
6 months ago

Greeey-

  1. Need Saves. Santillan, Trivino, or Holmes?
  1. Need Multi-Position Type. Cronenworth, Dozier, or Mateo?
Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
6 months ago

Hey Grey,
Have been holding straw for steals. Would you drop him for Bader or is he just hot right now? Thanks and have a good weekend.

Jason
Jason
6 months ago

Franmil Reyes or Gorman?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
6 months ago

1) Please rank – Christian Walker or Yepez?

2) JoMo or Eovaldi? It seems like JoMo is not capable of > 5 innings; and Eovaldi is not capable of < 5 innings.

Last edited 6 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
VinWins
VinWins
6 months ago

Well, for today anyway, Edman is at short. I hope it works out. I really like him as a 2nd baseman.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Yeah, no Sosa, but he hurt his ankle the other day, so maybe just not ready to go yet.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  VinWins
6 months ago

The player news yesterday said it would be mainly Edman at SS w/Gorman’s promotion. This is in-line with that. Maybe it’s true.

lwomack58
lwomack58
6 months ago

Need to put Correa in my lineup-need to drop Straw, J. Turner or a pitcher-Carrasco or Wainwright. Leaning Straw

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Is Correa a better hold than Straw-If Straw is short man out what caliber of closer or starter to target

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

He’ll be drawing the short Straw

Phil
Phil
6 months ago

Need to start 3 of the following for the forseeable future…who do you like ROS? BTW, I’m second to last in steals so I need speed (but also need other things, too…this medicine ball is killing me):

Seiya Suzuki, Franmil Reyes, Randal Grichuk, Harrison Bader, Josh Naylor, Manuel Margot (when he gets back from IL).

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 months ago

Morning Grey…Austin Nola or Elias Diaz ROS? Is it close? Does it matter? Thanks. Sure like to see EdRod and Lourdes get to the IL.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
6 months ago

What’s good Grey? Couldn’t agree more that dog person > human person.

Which two would you want to hold onto in a 12-team OBP league? Trey Mancini, Alec Bohm, or Hunter Dozier?

Happy Friday:)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thank you sir:)

danaaa
danaaa
6 months ago

OBP H2H categories league. I’ve been light on HR, RBI, and Ks so far this year.

1 – Have Bryant and Naylor coming back soon, need to drop 2 of these: Voit, Gallo, Laureano, Neuse, Joe, Nimmo, Naylor

2 – Drop Bradish to stash Grayson?

Thank you

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

  1. I was starting Cristian Javier of the Astros at home against Texas. Do you agree?

2,I am on the fence of starting the A’s Paul Blackburn at the Angels against Silseth. Would you start or sit?

Thanks!!

Martin

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

I have Cortes, Lauer, Manaea, and Javier all starting today. Any of them you’d worry about?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I don’t know that I’ve ever owned a pitcher I didn’t worry about.

jcindaville
jcindaville
6 months ago

I have Sean Murphy, would it be best to drop him and add Jonah Heim?

Thanks

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Better stream today? Villar vs Castellanos or David Peralta vs Hendricks?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 months ago

I got super quick nos on those offers for my $35 Acuna I sent out haha. But rec’d maybe an interesting one…

Acuna for $16 Xander and one of $0 marsh or $2 lauer.

That enough, or would you just hold/keep your $35 Acuna at that point?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 months ago

Grey,

What would be a fair offer for to make to acquire Nolan Gorman?

Hugman
Hugman
6 months ago

Everyone’s been clutching their pearls about Gorman’s k-rate, which I get, but he’s still hitting over .300 so…

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I said I get it! Stop trying to cancel me!!!!!!

Bluestar
Bluestar
6 months ago

Finally had enough of Boone over managing and pulling jomo from a quality start for the 4 th start in a row !! Under 75 pitches thru 5 inn and he pulls him !! Why is he babying this kid ?? I traded jomo for brantley and picked up strider.
So anyway my question …. Would you trade eovaldi for gilbert ?
Thanks Grey.

Phil
Phil
6 months ago

14 team roto league (6×6…OPS and holds)…Naylor is to be activated today or soon…drop Naylor, or activate him and drop one of the following:

Jose Berrios, Juan Yepez, Rowdy Tellez, Seiya Suzuki, Franmil Reyes.

I have Cease, McClanahan, Kyle Wright and Luis Garcia as SP. I’ll have to stream a bit in the right places, especially so if I drop Berrios.

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith
6 months ago

Silseth vs. Oak
Or
Christian Vasquez vs. Texas
Final stream for the week, what say you?

What to do with Tyler Bro’Neil dude?
Traded Cease for him right after my draft and feeling like a fool for it now, but as always I trust your rankings!

Bader sitting on the wire currently in my 12 team H2H league with OPS.
What do you see from him the rest of the way with what we have seen so far?

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
6 months ago

Streamometer doesn’t like it buy I’m thinking of streaming Faedo tomorrow v Gaurdians. Thoughts?

NJW
NJW
6 months ago

Grey,

Do you feel comfortable streaming Kyle Hendricks today? Arizona has a team AVG of .206 which would make you think “yes,” but I have insider info from a friend in Chicago that the wind is going out 24 mph to center field today…

Will
Will
6 months ago

Looks like the rumors of Trevor Story’s demise were greatly exaggerated. All of a sudden .230/5/23/5 looks playable although still not great.

Question – is it time to give up on Jesus Sanchez? Need a replacement. Waiver wire possibilities include Grisham, Happ, Alek Thomas, E White, Margot (hurt), Naylor (hurt), Profar, G Torres (can slot him in as EX). Pick?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
6 months ago

Stream any of the following this weekend? Thanks!

Clevinger @ SF
Kelly @ CHC
Liberatore @ PIT
Lorenzen vs OAK
Bumgarner @ CHC

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thank you Grey!

Jeffe
Jeffe
6 months ago

Morning, Grey! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for all your contributions. If you have Varsho and Stephenson, would you consider trading either of them? A team in my league Is desperate for catcher. If so, would you trade either of them for the likes of Altuve, JD Martinez or Jared Walsh?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks! So you’d rather trade Varsho and keep Stephenson?

Matty
Matty
6 months ago

How much more patience do we have for Franmil?
I want to grab Gorman in my 12 team, H2H redraft, but Franmil is the closest to a dropable option. (Or And Gim I suppose, but he’s playing like this is his year).

Thanks. Have a great weekend.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Everyone knows Grey has the patience of a saint.

Hank
Hank
6 months ago

Grey,

Who would you use a second IL spot on: Jack Flaherty or Kyle Lewis? Which one would you rather have on a 12 team 5×5 OBP/QS league for ROS?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 months ago

Great as usual Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league

A Giménez or Gleyber Torres?

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thank you!

Mr. H
Mr. H
6 months ago

Is Gorman a better option over Gimenez? Thank you

stevie
stevie
6 months ago

Grey, who do think is the safest drop to pick up a streamer?
Jo-Mo, Mahle, Rasmussen, Stroman

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
6 months ago

Happy Friday to you!

I started Kirby (el oh el), Bassitt, and JoMo yesterday. Lopez one of my 2 RP. Line for the day: 17.1 IP, 0 W, 0 SV, 12K, 6.75 ERA, and 1.67 WHIP.

This is where I put that picture of the kid laughing until he cries when the reporter is asking him questions.

Any-hoo…Possible big trade in the works. He wants my Vlad. I would only give him up for his Trout. I have some combo of Rowdy, J Bell, and Hoskins for 1B / bench already, so I could kind of see doing it even though I believe in the long-term value of Vladdy Daddy. I also believe in (and can actually see) Trout smashing ROS because fish man hit good. So I was curious…

-My Vlad, Luis Urias, and Berrios for his Trout and Willy Adames?

-Add Yepez, Dozier, Kyle Lewis, and/or Walker over Franmil or Straw?

-We holding JoMo in 12 team 5×5 roto leagues? Or have you seen enough?
Sandoval, Javier, Blackburn, Tallion, Gore, Anderson all on the WW

Thanks as usual, and I hope you have a good weekend!

-IANASM

Last edited 6 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks mayne! Looking forward to the buy column later

Mike
Mike
6 months ago

It is a great credit to Grey’s writing that I continue to come to this site despite the fact it is virtually unusable due to crashing and lagging. And that is my version of a compliment.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mike
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Mike
6 months ago

It’s worth the money… just pay for the ad-free version. As an added bonus, you only feel mostly guilty instead of all-the-way guilty for bugging Grey every other day with dumb questions

tews
tews
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
6 months ago

Second that as a newbie this season. Reading Grey alone – such great value. But then no ads, just funny stuff, and serious baseball nerd time. No brainer. Have a great weekend Grey!

richcatc
richcatc
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
6 months ago

Hahaha

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
6 months ago

Upside on Kyle Lewis coming back or stick with Dozier – 6×6 with OBP

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 months ago

Grey, The Mets still havent placed Scherzer on IL. What are they waiting for? If they know he will be out 6-8 weeks, why are they waiting so long to make the move?

J C
J C
6 months ago

1. Need a 3B that plays most days. Our league has ten hitting categories with walks and strikeouts, singles, doubles etc.
Pick too 2 please : Eugenio, Moose, Rojas, Yandy, Neuse, Franco
2. Pick one to drop out of: Vaughn, Tellez, Peña
Thanks

Alps
Alps
6 months ago

Hey Grey
Would you drop Joc Pederson for either
Santander or
Calhoun

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks
much appreciated

VinWins
VinWins
6 months ago

Re: Story. Would you believe 177 spots? Now ranked 68.

phil
phil
6 months ago

Would you drop any of these to pick up Grayson Rodriguez?
Nick Lodolo,Luis Castillo 
Chad Kuhl

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
6 months ago

That Pete Alonso strikes himself as a big, strong guy.

Gotime
Gotime
6 months ago

Keeper points league with $2 inflation. +7IP +2K -3H -3BB -12HR
Any interest in either $2 Chase Silseth LAA and/or $2 Civale? 12 teamer.

Daniel
Daniel
6 months ago

Morning Grey could use some help on my 11 tm roto OBP and QS squad have an open spot once I can place Max on the IL I also added Gorman but tempted to drop him for a proven guy. My RP’s are a disaster here’s my team and available hitters and RPs any input would greatly be appreciated!

C Murphy
1B Hoskins
2B McMahon
3B J Ramirez
SS Polanco
LF C Joe
CF Mullins
RF Castellanos
Util Walker
Util L Urias
BN Bellinger
BN Gorman
IL T O’Neill
IL B Lowe

SP Woodruff
SP McClanahan
SP Pablo
SP Morton
SP Eovaldi
SP Javier
SP S Gray
SP E Rodriguez
RP Knebel
RP Rainey
RP Bender
IL Scherzer

Available bats
T Estrada
Santander
Bader
Nimmo
Profar
Naquin
Donovan
Arraez
Votto
Grisham
A Garcia

Available RP
Raley
Santillan
Sewald
Warren

BBB
BBB
6 months ago

Deep NL Only league…ERA, Whip, W, SV, K’s. In a vacuum, would you keep Dakota Hudson or drop for Nick Martinez, who is now in the pen but might help with k’s and ratios?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
6 months ago

Hey Grey…good stuff as always…couple quick-hits for you this morning…

Pick one for foreseeable future (ROS is unrealistic) CI/MI in 5×5 Roto:

Drury, Schoop, H-S Kim, Urshela

Same format, drop one (assume Ober is ready to come back):

Ober, Lauer, Cobb, Wright, Stroman, Montgomery, Trev Rogers

I don’t want to drop any of them, but I won’t have room for everybody.

Thanks, man!

phil
phil
6 months ago

Would you drop any of these to pick up Grayson Rodriguez?
Nick Lodolo,Luis Castillo 
Chad Kuhl,Max Meyer,

phil
phil
Reply to  phil
6 months ago

take away Meyer I dropped him for Kirby.

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
6 months ago

Very excited for the start of the Gorman era in STL today!!

Play in a fun league design where we play 10 team AL only and NL only standard 5×5 roto with individual league winners and prizing and larger prizing and champion title for the overall combined points between the two leagues.

Rocking it in AL hitting and have reinforcements depth coming back from IL and minors (come on BAL, call up Adley already!) and need help on the NL hitting side across most of the categories – similarly getting some reinforcements back from IL and minors (Gormannnnnnn!) but have work to do to improve in the categories (primarily HR runs, rbi, SB)

Which do you prefer exploring in cross league trades (please rank as they are with different teams and could potentially pursue more than 1)

– Franmil for K. Bryant
– Santander for Pham
– give up something similar to the above options for O’Neill

Thanks for the great work and laughs!

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks Grey

Who, if any, would see as an appropriate match for Santander among: Pham, Avisail, Bader, Yaz

Nitro
Nitro
6 months ago

Would you trade A Garcia (Texas) for Gorman? 12 team keeper league

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
6 months ago

Could you rank Gorman, Donaldson, and Gleyber. I must drop one.

wan5021
wan5021
6 months ago

Grey,
Im in a win now mode – 12 team Keeper league
recently traded Ward for Montas and looking to acquire another SP.
Morton for Abrams was offered.
do i need another SP? Or should i look to add a little more depth on the offense and drop houser or kikuchi?

Current Roster:

C -Stephenson
1st – Olson
2nd – Albies
SS- Bo
3rd – Bohm
OF – Tucker
OF – Alvarez
OF – Mookie
UTL – Jrod
UTL – Urias

Bench – Moncada, Wade Jr, Abrams, Corbin Carrol (we can have up to 2 NA guys)

Pitching –
Buhler
Bassit
P. Lopez
Gonslin
Montas
Trevor Rogers
Sandoval
Houser
Kikuchi
Megill (IL)
Baz(IL)

RPs
King
Romano
Chapman
Strider
Helsley

thanks!

phil
phil
6 months ago

Would you drop any of these to pick up George Kirby?

Nick Lodolo,Luis Castillo 
Chad Kuhl,Max Meyer,

Rising Son
Rising Son
6 months ago

Hey Grey, Got offered Freeman for my Harper. 12 team H2h, Already have Yepez and Hoskins and no CI spot in our league. Take the deal, hold, or try to add Yepez in the deal for some pitching?

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
6 months ago

Haven’t responded to you in a while, but I’m always reading. Funny AND TRUE Varsho comment, “ 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m 100% sure that Varsho and Christian Walker account for every single run the Diamondbacks have scored this year.”

Thanks Grey, have a great weekend brother!

Jolt

lolmets
lolmets
6 months ago

Cincinnati has more runs in 1 less game played than toronto!

24th in the league in runs scored for the jays. fire the manager or somthing what the actual f

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Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
6 months ago

Top two out of this crew (QS league):

Mahle
Kirby
Rasmussen
Kikuchi

lolmets
lolmets
6 months ago

vlad and teoscar better start ducking producing. teoscar has been one of the biggest busts that nobody talks about and vlad is sitting at #74 on the razzball player rater. its may 20th, bluejays offense might just be an overrated bust. i hope vlad reads this! lol

Mr. H
Mr. H
6 months ago

Is Eovaldi or Snell a safe drop to pick up Melancon if I need saves?

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
6 months ago

Hi Grey!

It’s been a minute, right? LOL! Hope you and your fantasy teams are doing well. Whom would you prefer for the ROS, Liberatore or Meyer?

dude
dude
6 months ago

Juan Yepez or Christian Walker – Who’s the add, I only have one FA pickup at the moment and need BA and HR help? 

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  dude
6 months ago

yepez hitting in the middle of the cards order everyday has to be the play no? that hr yesterday was no cheapie, he doesnt seem like a guy who needs minor league parks to hit homers and hes carrying over amazing minor league production into the bigs. yepez upside is moon.

Earl
Earl
6 months ago

Thoughts on starting following:
1) Blackburn vs Angels in LA
2) Silseth vs A’s in LA
3) Urias vs Phils in Philly
4) Martin Perez vs Astros in Houston

My pitching spidey sense has been little out of whack lately!

Thanks fellow Razzers and Mr. Grey

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks man. I can start all of them if I want but think you are perhaps saying not to start Silseth or Perez. Perez has been nasty so far this season and beat Astros before but suppose u are saying not this time especially in Houston perhaps.

Cheers!

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Have you seen Javier Baez’ statcast page? He’s in the bottom 1 percentile in Whiff% and Chase Rate. He’s got the lowest Exit Velocity and Launch Angle of his career. He looks donezo.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Should someone let Ed Rod know this???!!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
6 months ago

Top of the morning!

Today happens to be National Streaming Day…and I’m looking to stream Silseth. Coincidence? Fate? Who knows.

Anyway, I need to make a couple drops and need your assistance:

Question 1.)
Who you cutting for Silseth (I know I have too many bench bats…Gorman was available and I had to get him):

Question 2)
I need a 3rd reliever. Which of these schlubs u like best & who else to drop:
M. King (NYY)
Helsley (STL)
Houck (BOS)
Pagan (MIN)
Bautista (BAL)

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

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Franco
OF: Yordan, Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Straw, Christian Walker
BN: Gallo, Gorman, Connor Joe, Vaughn

SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Gore, Plesac
RP: Hader, Bednar (need 3)

IL:, DeGrom, Ober, Luzardo

Thanks as always and apologies in advance for the long post/ question

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Dancin Homer
6 months ago

I think it is King and not even close..

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Joe
6 months ago

Thanks; had was leaning toward King as my 3rd RP…just torn on who the heck to drop. Both for him and Silseth

I feel it’s gotta be 2 of the following…just not sure which 2 (especially with 4 bench bats already):

Vaughn
Gore
Plesac
maybe even Gallo??

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Haha…basically sums up my life from ~April – October!

And yes, pitching categories are:
W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

You like Pagan or King better?

Also, someone scooped up Silseth… Best available streamers (pick 1):

Junis v. SD (today)
Lorenzen (tomorrow)

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

cool, thanks.

Fwiw, Duran clears waivers Sunday…but while the peripherals look good, he ain’t getting saves either.

Are Vaughn & Gallo (I think that’s the “Joe” mentioned above) your 2 drops

or would you cut either of Gore/ Plesac instead?

Thanks again (again)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Sorry; too many Joe’s & my brain ain’t functioning after this long week…

and you’re right, I hadn’t mentioned Duran previously. He was just cut and can’t be added till he clears waivers on Sunday.

Would he be bumped to the top of your “Closer” list even though he doesn’t seem to get many save chances?

Dren_man
Dren_man
6 months ago

Mornin Grey,
Need to drop an SP, which one? Berrios, JoMo, Gray or Nestor

slowmez10
slowmez10
6 months ago

Hola! Looking to sell some surplus starting pitching for consistent saves / ratios. (10 team 5×5 categories keeper) I currently have Kneble and Bard.

Curious which of these SPs you think are due for regression and which closers they could realistically return? Thanks in advance!

Scherzer (sad face)
Verlander
Gausman
McClanahan
Cortez
Ryan
Rasmussen
Mahle

Rupert McGee
Rupert McGee
6 months ago

Grey, Who are a couple of names you would trade Gorman for straight up? Trying to sell high on the hype before suffering the .150 BA. Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
6 months ago

Math update: Turns out you cannot cut your homers allowed rate by more than 100% (unless you really give 110%).

Fred
Fred
6 months ago

Better 1b ROS for AVG and OBP, Jesus Aguilar or hunter dozier?

Peter guigli
6 months ago

I going to be dropping Berrios on Sunday. Should I trade my Brantley and Berrios for his Renfroe and Max Scherzer. I planning on Max to be out 8 weeks so I would stash on D.L.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 months ago

Hey Grey! In one of my keeper leagues (keep 8 forever, only $3 inflation), a series of unfortunate events have me feeling like it’ll be an uphill climb to even place top 3 (currently in bottom 3rd). So, I’m wondering if now’s a good time to try and sell my $35 Acuna if the return is big enough (I would happily keep Acuna for $38 next year, and prob beyond that too since he’s a $60 bat at auction).

That said, would you trade your $35 Acuna for a trade headlined by any of the below returns? These aren’t actual offers yet, just trying to figure out who’s worth targeting…any preferences?

A. $6 Witt Jr
B. $6 J Rod
C. $15 Bichette
D. $11 Kyle Tucker

Thanks!

Bbboston
Bbboston
6 months ago

Grey,

Thoughts on Adley Rutschman?

Steve
Steve
6 months ago

Have to drop one in an obp league:
Franmil
Seiya
Kyle Lewis
Renfroe

Who’s the odd man out? Thanks!

Gregarious
Gregarious
6 months ago

Sup Grey! So right before Story’s gargantuan night I decided to try a buy low on the guy and sent my Rizzo + Lauer for his Story + McClanahan…assuming this game gets Story going, this trade looks ok?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
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