Max Fried went into the House That Sandy Koufax Built, during Passover, and hid the Afikoman from the Dodgers for 7 innings. For you gentiles who don’t know what an Afikoman is, imagine I was accidentally misspelling the rapper Afroman’s name and you were playing hide and seek with him. That’s an Afikoman. *stares at the ceiling* Damn, I thought balloons would fall if I made the first mention ever of a Afikoman on a fantasy sports site. No luck there, I guess the Hebrews didn’t pay for the balloons! Rarely do I make two straight ledes from the same series. From Freeman to Fried, man. From a guy who looks like he has teeth made of wax to Max. From a guy who abandoned his Atlanta roots to a guy who hears often, “Why don’t you call more?” Max Fried went 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.50. I suppose it’s harder to hit an unleavened ball. Nice to see Fried bounce back from his last two meh outings, but this is why I keep telling you to be patient. We really have no idea about anyone yet. Even Max Fried was able to go from meh to mensch. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Huascar Ynoa – Optioned to Triple-A. Woof, that’s a quick hook for him. Guess they need him to mature a little, or they just fell in love with Elder. Braves do seem to just randomly promote starters, get success from them, and then they disappear just as quickly. Watch Elder — now on AMC! — do well, then disappear just quickly as he appeared. Will be holding Huascar in NL-Only leagues, but in most mixed that won’t be an option.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Fun fact! Travis spells the Tigers catcher’s name, Dustin G’Arneau.

Matt Manning – Dealing with inflammation and tendinitis in his shoulder. Oh, just that little nugget. Tigers say he’ll be back soon. I’d guess July/August.

Casey Mize – Still awaiting more tests on his elbow. Call him Caey, because there’s nothing to Smize about.

Cole Irvin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.32. He’s on my AL-Only team, so I decided to look at his stats, and *loud cackle* A 5.4 K/9? Is that for real?

Zach Jackson – 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, and he becomes the answer to the trivia question, “Who’s Zach Jackson?”

Alex Cobb – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.82, but left early and hit the IL with a groin injury. Think that’s called being Cobb’led.

Logan Webb – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.55. This day/night doubleheader of Cobb/Webb was brought to you by this Spider-Man multiverse video:

Tylor Megill – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Megill pitches his worst start the day after Jimmy McGill returns, and his pitches were breaking bad. On a side note, I have a theory about Better Call Saul — this isn’t a spoiler, I hate spoilers, but if you want to skip to the next blurb, now is the time — So, my theory is, you remember that plane crash from Breaking Bad? Could that be how Jimmy loses Kim from Better Call Saul? We never see her in Breaking Bad, but that doesn’t mean she’s dead, but she could be. Hmm…hmm…HMM!?

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.50. Gotta love that Scherzer at his age zips right through 100 pitches thrown. He’s like the only pitcher left in the majors!

Salvador Perez – 2-for-3, and his 3rd and 4th homer. Still wouldn’t draft a top catcher, but he’s at least paying dividends.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Don’t sleep on this hot schmotato Dozier, which translates to sleeps, in baseball-lese.

Josh Staumont – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.60 and his 2nd save, as Scott Barlow worked a clean 8th inning against the bottom of the order. Barlow, good for limbo, not so much for saves. Bullpen chart was updated.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Also, in this game, Rowdy Tellez (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. Together, Vogelbach and Rowdy are the WWE tag team, the Thicc Bois. Their finishing move is, Unbuckling the Belt.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .200. “Hey, should we just bury him in the backyard flower bed with the raccoon you shot–Wait! He moved! Hunter Renfroe is alive!”

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Machado really building us up for when he takes two months off mid-summer.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Pham loves being back in San Diego. But can’t imagine his back loves it.

Jonathan India – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. I kept wanting the Reds to put him on the IL, but, now that they did, I hate it.

Tyler Stephenson – Left after a home-plate collision. The Reds are cursed, aren’t they? I could see Dumb Bell reading a curse list like, “1. Don’t feed them after midnight? Why not? The little fella’s hungry! 2. Don’t expose them to sunlight? Sun never hurt anyone! 3. Don’t get them wet? But he’s starting to smell funky!”

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-8 and his 2nd homer, hitting .171. Fo sho? Varsho!

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  A’la Method Man in All I Need, “And I got Mad-Bum to give, to you in a trade if you believe his ERA.”

Tyler Gilbert – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.59 vs. Joan Adon – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.87. This matchup was billed as, “Joan vs. Tyler or I love Rock ‘n Roll/in an Elevator.” If the Streamonator liked either of these guys, I’d struggle to grab them, but both of these lineups have roughly one hitter apiece.

Stephen Strasburg – Hasn’t started facing hitters yet. Strasburg isn’t a pitcher, he’s an NFT pitcher. Not f***ing tangible.

Josiah Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14. Aside from the long ball to Varsho, Jo-Jo Gray looked Mos Def. Wait, he looks like him all the time, but he looked good too. Ms. Fat Booty approves.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .191. His swing looks so late, or he’s guessing wrong. Could he have finally gotten old in his 33rd season in the majors?

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.00 vs. Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Thankfully, their last names were the laws of diminishing returns and not their velocity. Ray’s velocity was up from his last start, but not up to last year’s numbers. I’m still not concerned, but I’m less not concerned, if that makes sense. Robbie Ray went from slinging Ks to fish since he moved to Seattle. Robbie Ray: Seattle’s Best Contact Pitcher. Please let him get better.

Abraham Toro – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Hey, what’s up, Jonathan India’s Replacement On My Teams. Please continue hitting and playing. Thanking you in advance.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .189. A lot of weird things going on with averages right now, but .189 for Eugenio? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .182. And, unlike Eugenio, I really hope Kelenic isn’t batting sub-.200 by May, but, honestly, I’m not sure yet. He’s truly struggled with contact since he was promoted, said Mr. Exposition.

Kyle Freeland – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.71. Before the game, he signed a five-year deal for $64.5 million. Irrelevant for fantasy, but I just love the galaxy brain shizz of tying Freeland up for five years. Yo, Rockies, no one wants him! You can have him! “If you don’t know who the sucker at the table is, it’s you” is the Rockies’ front office motto.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. I mentioned in the preseason that I put $10 on Dom Smith to lead the majors in homers. Yes, yes, laugh it up, chucklehead! I put money on a handful of others too. One of them being Curtis Jackson Cron.

Justin Steele – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.50. Hey, I just grabbed him in my RazzSlam waivers yesterday. Only three months until I can drop him again!

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Wander Franco – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .404. Snooze, whatever, only best 21-year-old since Juan Soto. No one cares!

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.24 and this start was in Fenway and I get sonavbenched again! Brutal luck early on for the Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Zack Collins – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .400. Not to pick on Alejandro Kirk, but if you rostered Danny Jansen, then, when he got hurt, grabbed Collins, you’d be doing so much better than Kirk.

Garrett Whitlock – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.93 and his 1st save. He could get the next fifteen saves, or not another save until June. Think it’s Robles, Diekman, Whitlock, but not that order, and I have no idea of the order. I’d roster all of them, and now watch Matt Barnes get the next save.

Gerrit Cole – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 6.35. He walked Schoop with a .184 OBP; Baddoo with a .160 OBP, and, practically the Votto of the bunch, Tucker Barnhart with a .278 OBP. “Cole didn’t have it” is an understatement on par with Harrison Ford doesn’t always land his plane where he wants to.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 0-for-2, hitting .292, as he hits 7th, and gets platooned out of the lineup. Mean’s while, Jesus Sanchez (2-for-4) has been hot and I like him, but he’s a leadoff guy? C’mon, man. Can’t Jazz tell Mattingly his face is just as nice without a mustache and be done with this?

Jesus Luzardo – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA 4.82. I’m no expert on the Bible but two days after Jesus rises, does he then die again?

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HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Alex Wood at WAS on Saturday or Sandoval vs CLE at LAA?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Bell leaves the game and I might be out a 1B (no backup). Any of these FA’s look like a decent stopgap or should I focus on a trade?

H. Dozier
Chavis
Voit
Mancini
Vogelbach
Tellez
Brad Milker
C. Walker

Thanks as always!

Brian
Brian
2 months ago

Franmil has done absolutely nothing, is he droppable in a 12-team league? Some of the outfielders available are Kwan, Marsh, Aaron Hicks, and Thairo Estrada.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Brian
2 months ago

You need to wait on Franmil. Bench him if you want but you can’t drop him.

Dubjay
Dubjay
2 months ago

Hey Grey
Barnes was just dropped in my league. It sounds like they want him to reclaim the closer role. Is he worth my number 1 waiver priority? I could drop J.Duran or Rainey. I LOOOOVE Duran but not sure that they will be handing him the closer gig anytime soon.

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Dubjay
2 months ago

Rainey over either of them, in my opinion. Barnes is super inconsistent and has a 9.00 ERA, I do think he gets that closer job at some point but it won’t be soon.

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Who had April 20th for the first triple play of the season?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

i think last year NYY had 2 of them (that or batted INTO 2 of them, either way, crazy)

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Witt Jr hitting 3rd, batting well below the Mendoza line.

Benintendi hitting .380s batting 5th.

The Royals do know that they can change their lineup, right?

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

At least they’re playing him – a lot smarter than the Sawx dumping him when now they have to play Kike Hernandez and JBJ every day.

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
2 months ago

Dumb to drop Eddie Rosario for Mateo?

Sam
Sam
2 months ago

When do you think Gorman will be up? Should I roster him already? I’d drop mateo to get him

blooper
blooper
2 months ago

tucker for eloy?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Othani has a ridiculous 11 K’s on 60 pitches through 5. I won’t say the rest so as to avoid the jinx, but man – he’s got something special going. And against a team that allegedly owns him. Incredible.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok, Castro ruined the no no, but still…his 1st inning run is all the run support he’s needed so far. Tough 20 pitch 6th inning so far, but hopefully he gets out of it.

Aaaaand he got out of it. 81 through 6. Still could go all the way, but likely not.

Last edited 2 months ago by Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Gah! 81 pitches?

I hate the shortened ST season already.

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

yeah he’s not been pitching long enough for any players/teams numbers against to have stabilized and that of course assumes they are the same exact players with exact same skill sets over that entire period and injury status over that entire period etc. i know you here aren’t claiming that with that “allegedly” thrown in there.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? Love the Mos Def blurb…thank you.

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
2 months ago

man you just know those 29 other teams will use that freeland “deal” as “hey guys we don’t try to not pay you people, look at that one there etc” (the last 2 years of it are for 16 per and an option for 17 after when guys like l.lynn (who’ve never had a season like freeland’s best) spend weeks a year most years haggling trying to get to the 12-18 range (lately lynn signed for more on multi year, but at his age the multi year part is harder for obv reasons). COL is so that owner in a keeper league where you can keep a range of players (like 10-18 or something) and rather than look at what other options they have at certain positions in FA where they are really weak they just make sure they keep starters at all of them possible since it’s just easier to make one easy decision than say put some thought/strategy into it.

oh neat, buxton might play by the weekend, which if that means saturday he’ll have missed 7 games. and that’s the upside of course apparently. MIN couldn’t have used say an extra roster spot for those 7+ days, really? and add the upside of being sure he’s more healthy if they waited 3 more days?

Dustyissucky
Dustyissucky

Would have loved to see a glimpse of Miranda!

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 months ago

My SP is Burnes,Nola,Tr Rogers,Eduardo,Kopech,Houck,Gore and Luzardo. Would you consider Ober or Gonsolin over any of them? Thanks.

J C
J C
2 months ago

Looking for QS and win potential. ERA, WHIP and strikeouts are secondary to this. Please pick one.
Taillon home vs Guardians (undecided)
Kluber home vs RSox (Wacha)

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Saves/Holds points league with 5 RP spots, is JP Feyenreisen worth a spot, would drop Reynaldo Lopez or Patrick Corbin?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I added luzardo after his first. While he can be good and you don’t strike 12 guys out by accident he did get some help pitching out of the shadows in his first start. The more boring gonsolin is available. Do you like gonsolin better for this year or should I hold? This is starter #6 for me. Thanks

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
2 months ago

Hello Grey,
hope everything’s going well for you.

10 tm h2h weekly pts for ROS.

There’s an embarrassing amount of riches available but sadly
I only have room for them all.

Please rank the top 3.
Clevinger, Cobb, Gore, Luzardo, Verlander?

Big THANKS!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Surfer Dude
2 months ago

*I don’t have room
O_0

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

What kind of SP would you offer for Witt?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Stroman. Gray. Greene. Sorry – vague question. Just looking to replace B. Rodgers as my MI

Regan
Regan
2 months ago

Never doubt the bot…Stroman can eat a bag of dicks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Fuck Stroman too.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Drop him for Gonsolin?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would just about drop him for anyone right now. He can’t keep being this bad can he?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Heaney was dropped. Pick him up over Stroman or S Gray?

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 months ago

Add Bohm over Profar? Thank you.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

But can it last? I tried to trade for him after his rookie year. Did Gore look as good as his stats today? Thanks.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Strange Day: Cal Quantrill is on COVID list. I was going to. be patient and keep him. Do you agree?

2. Two of my stars are now on IL. Jose Altuve and Andrew Heaney. I was going to keep both of them. I just have to remember that it’s a long season and again be patient. Do you agree?

3. Jose Altuve is my only 2B. Thairo Estrada is available. To get him, I would have to waive Oscar Moncada or Christian Yelich. I am on the fence. Your thoughts?

4. Taijuan Walker of the Mets who is also on IL is available. Also available are the following Dillon Peters of the Pirates or Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers. Are these pitchers worth taking? If so, I would have to waive from the following:Chris Flexan, Will Crowe of Pittsburgh, David Bednar, Cal Quantrill, Miles Mikolas, or Miles Clevinger of Cleveland. Your thoughts?

Thanks as always for your help!!!

Martin

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Batty called Bohm in 3 leagues today. Happy ending!

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Grey
What the hell do I do with Brendan Rodgers
I have him at SS. He is 0 for 3 today batting .098
Patience running thin
Would you drop for
Estrada
Wade
Farmer
Villar
Wendle
Urshela

Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey
Would you go Estrada if Urshela is taken

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
2 months ago

Heyo Grey!

So it seems like Giolito is coming off the DL this Sunday to start against the Twins – would you activate him for that start or wait and see?

I’ll also need to figure out who to drop with his activation. Having a hard time deciding who to cut – think you could help me out? This is my rotation:

McClanahan, Manaea, Sandoval, Stroman, R. Suarez, J. Ryan, Gonsolin, Carrasco, Houck

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Why the “sleeper” Ryan drop in value? He looked good last outing. I would go Ryan over low K Gonsolin. IMO. Thanks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Fucking Morton. I have one quality start this year. ONE.

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

10 team keeper league OBP

Drop any guys.
Luis Urias
Moncada
Carlson
Kelenic
Kwan
Torres

2 DL spots already in use for Lynn and Tatis.

For rowdy, wisdom, Suarez, Pham, ward, Bohm?

Starters-
Varsho
Tork
Albies
Lindor
Mondesi
Walsh
JD Mart
Eloy
Kwan

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

I’ve got Jesus Sanchez as an outfield bench bat, and I like him, he’s doing good. These guys have a higher own% than Jesus
Renfroe, Pham, Baddoo, Hays
Would you consider dropping Jesus for one of these? Just want to confirm that Jesus is just alright with me!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Happy National Banana Day!!

Got dealt another IL’d player which opens up a roster spot.

You like any of these SP’s to stream today?

D. Jefferies v. BAL
Gonsolin v. ATL
Lyles @ OAK

Also, both Sonny Gray & Civale were both dropped. Are either worth burning a waiver claim on?

Thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks as always.

You have a preference between Gray vs. Civale?

Kelley
Kelley
2 months ago

Pick one. Ohtani at Houston, Darvish vs LA, or Peralta at Phil. Thanks

Mr. P
Mr. P
2 months ago

Dynasty league … BLowe OR Polanco

Mr. P
Mr. P
Reply to  Mr. P
2 months ago

Another one … Bohm just hit a bomb! Do you see Philly giving Bohm regular playing time? Bohm or Profar ROS?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Stream Miles Mikolas @ Miami tonight

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Who’s better? Grichuk or Profar?

Will
Will
2 months ago

More pitchers hitting the DL – both Cobb and Heaney placed on the 10 day right after pitching solid games. It’s the starterapocalypse!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Grey, I need Runs from my utility spot.
Sheldon Neuse (2) vs Lyles
David Peralta (3) vs Fedde
Drury (2) vs Gore
Eric Hosmer (4) vs. Gutierrez

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
2 months ago

If it’s after 410, ignore Hosmer.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
2 months ago

and ignore Drury

blooper
blooper
2 months ago

Edman for Lux?

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
2 months ago

Dylan bundy, Alex cobb, and Matt Brash are all available, who would you go with?

Philly Phanatic
Philly Phanatic
2 months ago

Pick up Nolan Gorman or Roansey Conteras? Which has better ROS upside?

Pete Nish
Pete Nish
2 months ago

Waiver pickup Roansey Contreras or Nolan Gorman?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hi Grey! Great write-up!

I listened to the last podcast and you were high on Luzardo. I dealt Heaney for him so feeling pretty good but any concerns after the blowup yesterday or you still like him as an ace potential longer term?

Thanks,
LG

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Should I cut Lorenzen now to activate Giolito this weekend or wait

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

done, and thanks

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Framber Valdez is hard to own. He generates a lot of ground balls, but he gives up a lot of hits. Walks are also ugly (9 over his last 7 ip). He doesnt have the greatest k rate and I am wondering if he is even worth it. He plays on a decent team but all of those baserunners and lack of control means a whip issue and potential for blow ups. I can’t even watch him pitch. Do you trust him? He is better than what he showed but is he really someone you want in your rotation in a 10 team league.

Smalls727
Smalls727
2 months ago

Hey grey, Travis d’Anaud or Kirk for catcher?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Trevor Rogers, Framber valdez and Ian Anderson are available. How would you rank them currently?

Charlie
Charlie
2 months ago

Happy hump day, Grey!

I’m in a 12 team, h2h, redraft, Yahoo league with some weird scoring and received an offer of my Pete Alonso for his Brandon Woodruff. Below is my roster and our league settings. Should I accept or pass on the deal?

9×9 (runs, hits, hr, rbi, sb, bb, k, total bases, avg, ip, w, l, sv, k, era, whip, qs).

c – Varsho
1b – Olson, Alonso
2b – India
3b – Justin Turner, Torkelson
ss – Witt
of – Acuna, Teoscar, Seiya, Jesus Sanchez, Andrew Vaughn, Pham, Grichuk, Julio Rodriguez

sp – Manaea, Gausman, Eovaldi, Gore, Kopech, Joe Ryan, JoMo, Stroman
rp – Soto, Diekman

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

You would prefer Woodruff?

I’m worried about what it would do to my bats. I’m already thin at 2nd and ss, and treading water without Acuna or Teoscar.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gotcha. Thanks!

Hesh
Hesh
2 months ago

Huascar Ynoa had a nice run for a couple of months last year, got hurt, and never was the same. As for the BCS call, I dont’ think that plane crash happened in season 1, of BB did it?

J C
J C
2 months ago

Which side do you prefer?
A. France and Nimmo
B. Walsh and Cesar Hernandez

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He will not part with Nimmo. He countered with France straight up for Walsh. Who do you like better between those two?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok. I pulled the trigger and feel “safer” about it although I think we are the only two that like this deal. Most rankings including this site like Walsh by a decent margin. But it solves a problem for me.
I can now drop Cesar Hernandez and grab a bat off the wire. This will be my utility spot. My choices are: Cutch, Grisham (being benched now I see), Adolis, Hosmer, Wisdom, Mateo or keep Cesar.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Who would you grab off the WW list?!

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Points league, OF depth adding Taylor Ward to drop Ortega?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 months ago

12 team 5×5 roto redraft saves only

I’ve got S. Barlow, Duran, Doval, Robles.

On my IL I’ve got Sims coming off the DL this weekend, and Giles possibly soon to follow.

1) Please rank my relievers from good bet for saves to droppable.

1a) Drop any for Staumont?

2) Are Sims and Giles better bets for saves than the above names?

Thanks in advance.

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

Dansby Swanson has been underwhelming, to put it mildly. Is he a drop for Nicky Lopez or hold? Not much remaining on the wire for SS.

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Keeper points league need to make a cut to remain within roster limit.
Eddys Leonard (LAD minors), Daz Cameron?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Gotime
2 months ago

if it’s about long term he has eddys higher.

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
2 months ago

Sev of my players just hit Dl ( India, Stephenson, Cobb ) 

Avail on wire :

Would you take :
a. Gley Torres, or L Urias – ros? over Pena ?

b. ( need an OF ) Grisham, Meadows, C Joe, or Adell

Sp’s :
c. J Ryan , a. Wood , K Wright, Heaney, or N Cortes 

Rp’s :
d. Whitlock , Diekman, Neris, Robles, Sims, j Duran 

Lastly 
e. offered Megill, and Luzardo for Iglesias ? Thoughts ?

TY as always – Looking forward to your thoughts – 

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

Does the owner of the Rockies have a misbehaved step child with access to the team bank account? It’s as if he randomly signs guys just to f*ck with his step dad.

CTFDU
CTFDU
2 months ago

Is it time to give up on Torkelson? I will stay with Witt and JulRod but I have doubts with Torkelson.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

isn’t tork doing like by far the best out of these at hitting? in any event, if you roster 3 prospects at same time don’t be surprised when at least 1 of them if not all 3 (here it’s only 2 of them, and it’s 14 days into season at all) do badly in say their first whatever number of games (this could be easily over half a season by the way, FAR more than 2 weeks into season). OPS’s currently: tork .791, witt .412, j-rod .402. if tork ends season in his rookie season and played the entire time with a .791 that’s GOOD for any prospect by the way. if you asked the players or coaches they’d too agree with this (not that we need that for it to be true, but it is).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

right, i’m not suggesting j-rod or witt won’t do better than sub .500 OPS’s. of course i would’ve say said that for MANY others that turned out literally that badly (ask adell, or brinson, or a whole lot of others).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 months ago

by “turned out” i mean in their first seasons etc. i would’t say adell should be comped fully to brinson (yet anyway)

CTFDU
CTFDU
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you both

jah
jah
2 months ago

Pick 2 SP’s for this week:

Ohtani (+2.3) @ Hou/Odorizzi (-10.5)
Kopech (+4.3) @Min/Ober (+2.6)
Greene (+2.8) v. Stl/Matz (-5.5)
Manoah (-6.3) @ Hou/Urquidy (-16.2)

Points league so i need IP’s, K’s and preferably W’s

CTFDU
CTFDU
2 months ago

Please rank ROS: Arraez, Diego Castillo, Bohm, Mateo. Thanks

Coolwhip
2 months ago

I see a lot of comments of people getting nervous with Walsh, Maddon said he’s going to see lefties as the season progresses. Walsh did a lot of work in the offseason focusing on LHP with Jeremy Reed the hitting coach, and still does. It’ll come, but right now Maddon is going with the hot hand Duffy who is batting like 500 versus LHP. If/When Duffy goes cold will probably be when Walsh gets his chance.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

BRUTAL

Regan
Regan
2 months ago

Julio Rodriguez is the real deal! He’s not hitting for much power yet but everything he hits is hard, like exit velo over 100 hard. His plate approach is beyond his years, been on base at least once every game and his speed is legit. Stole 2 bags yesterday, and has an excellent chance at 40 this year. I think 20/40 is doable.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

0% Barrel rate, 0 LA, 56% GB… the 20HR part looks the least convincing, for now, but he does hit it hard at least. Still has a 43% K rate, yikes! Surprised he only has 1 double.

Must be pounding it into the dirt, Yandy Diaz is impressed!

Regan
Regan
Reply to  baby seal
2 months ago

The umps are giving him the rookie treatment, rung up at least 5 times on called 3rd strikes out of the zone. So stats look much worse.

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Regan
2 months ago

he’s also facing 57% breaking balls, so they must think they have something on him from a scouting perspective. he’s a great talent, but the majors are no joke. think it’ll take him at least another month… but you never know, could break out in a week, could be sent down in 3 weeks too.

leans more positive than negative IMO, but the lack of lift looks to be a real issue so far, from a 2022 fantasy perspective

Regan
Regan
Reply to  baby seal
2 months ago

I’ve watched every one of his bats and your spot on, pitchers are giving him a steady diet of breaking pitches out of the zone trying to get him to chase. His plate discipline has been excellent. Compared to Kelenic, his approach is light years ahead. If he gets a FB in the zone he is pounding it. Line drives for now just like Vlad his first year. I like the approach.

bigbear
bigbear
2 months ago

Razzball is hitting on all cylinders! Writers are posting awesome stuff! Kudos to the team!

Did you see that botched pop-up in the NYY/DET game? Bad News Bears at its finest…

Cruz/Pujols/Miggy… Soto/Vlad/FTJ/Wander… Changing of the guard.

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

not sure I can stand Cole much longer. Would you do this trade:

Cole, Altuve
for
Bassitt, Albies

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Sorry for another India replacement question but I’m scrambling. Would you go with Wong, Wendle, Mateo, Arraez, Brad Miller or Adam Frazier?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 months ago

ahh nice, PIT finding other ways to get d.castillo in there, playing RF against a righty (was already getting righty starts lately at 2B). this might actually be worse for o-cruz though (somebody in here lately mentioned he’s so far only gotten 1/9 of his starts in OF, which was the only legitmate reason a team might’ve sent him down to start year) for longer period this year (say worse than even june now maybe). vanmeter now the good side 2B according to depth charts though, that sucks.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

good night, chavis (a lately pickup from being hot and hitting like 3rd usually during that in deep leagues) now apparently a lefty side only guy. PIT gonna PIT, sticks a hot bat at 3rd (pretty sure was 3rd BEFORE being hot too) starts him routinely, doesn’t even have time to go cold, so why not reverse course entirely right.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 months ago

i’m not here suggesting that chavis EVER should’ve been hitting 3rd of course, just if you believed that and did it and he did well, well ok, why stop now?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

wonder what the guy putting weird scenarios into a hat to pick from or on pieces of paper to throw darts at that the PIT manager uses to make lineup decisions where the only sure thing is to make sure we don’t spend money gets paid for that job? (probably not much, but i’d take 30 a day to help be that guy)

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
2 months ago

Grey, need a couple of trade opinions in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Kyle Tucker for Bryce. Tucker is a 13th round keep next year and Bryce has to be thrown back. I’m assuming pull the trigger? Also, I was offered Gausman/Morton/Lynn/Torkelson for Bryant/Verlander/Gore/Andrew Vaughn. Gausman could be kept in the 6th and Torkelson the 10th, Gore can be kept in the 15th. The others have to be thrown back or wouldn’t be worth keeping in the drafted rounds. I’m leaning towards taking Gausman, but having Gore in the 15th is tempting. However, I also have Lodolo as a 15th round keep SP, and Grayson Rodriguez is available to be kept late, so there are other options as far as keepers go.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ah, love keeper talk in April. Sarcasm face. Lol

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
2 months ago

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

1) I spent most of my auction draft budget on hitting – would you trade Eloy Jimenez for Carlos Rodon?
2) would you trade Eloy Jimenez for Yu Darvish?

Thank you!

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

P Tylor Megill
P Jhoan Duran
P Art Warren
P Ryan Helsley
P Brad Keller
SP Jesus Luzardo
SP Steven Matz
Bench Matt Brash
Bench Kyle Wright
Bench Eric Lauer

IL Alex Cobb
IL Lance McCullers

Regan
Regan
2 months ago

What did Stroman do to piss of the streamonator bot?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you start Stroman today (Home vs. TB)?

Streamonator hates the start (-24) but I feel like if you’re not willing to start Stroman here, you should probably drop him in RCL type leagues as his schedule doesn’t get much easier the next several weeks.

Thanks for the great daily read and help on fantasy!

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Morning Grey!
Batty call for last OF spot today, points league (-AB/H/2B/3B/HR/SB/-CS)
One of:
Pavin Smith, Ortega, Flores

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Gotime
2 months ago

TRON says smith and not close. somehow in NL only i was able to spend zero FAAB and get p.smith to cover up naquin’s absence (had been vierling or orlando arcia previous 2 days, no idea why p.smith dropped there). if ortega wasn’t this cold i’d think this would be closer though.

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Luzardo looked amazing in the first inning and then after that Pujols bloop double never really found his groove again.

Are you still starting him @ Atlanta on Sunday?

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

he got pissy after jazz had like 3 errors on same play (tried the old 6 foot away from 1B bounce pass throw attempt, not handled by 1B, thrown back to jazz to get that same runner at 2B, jazz messed up both the catch from 1B and the tag attempt at 2B). which isn’t surprising from the same guy that less than a year ago broke his hand playing video games. if he was going to get himself kicked off a team he probably should’ve had a contract that sent him to a team with a real defense (at least he wasn’t traded to say PHI). after that everybody made hard contact.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
2 months ago

That’s true too. I wonder if the rest of the game might have gone differently if Jazz didn’t make that lazy throw from up the middle rather than actually set his feet (with Molina running!), make an accurate throw and get Luzardo out of the inning instead of having him throw another 10-15 pitches or whatever it was. Frustrating second inning to watch and after that Jesus totally lost his mojo.

Phil
Phil
2 months ago

I have Franmil Reyes, Juan Soto, Seiya Suzuki, Jesus Sanchez and Andrew Vaughn as my OFs. Tork is on my bench, since I start France at 3B, but could also use him at Util. I have the following as my SPs: Gausman, J-Monty, Logan Gilbert, Skubal, Mackenzie Gore, Joe Ryan and deGrom (on the IL). OPS is a category in this league (6×6).

Would you trade Franmil Reyes for Walker Buehler or Gerrit Cole? I really like El Franimal and I think this is simply a slow start. But I don’t really have an ace.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Phil
2 months ago

Unless I don’t really need an ace right now and hopefully deGrom can give me at least 75 innings of deGrom pitching at some point (prayer hexagon).

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you rather trade Franimal or Tork for Cole or Walker?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

Freakin’ Eloy is soft as Charmin

Lucky Dog
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Was there a reason given for why he’s out the 1st half of the double header?

Regan
Regan
Reply to  Lucky Dog
2 months ago

dealing with some foot/ankle soreness. Think he tweaked it during the Ms series if i remember correctly.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sore ankle from fouling that ball off of himself a week ago. Sitting one of the 2 double headers

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

I’m sure you saw if you have him, but he sat both. I was thinking he’d play the nightcap so opted not to put in Mercado (currently 3 for 6).
I, too, am not a smart man.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  hal_incandenza
2 months ago

I did… and I am. :(

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

That fat fuck prolly filled up on Chicharrones and Modelo during the rainout