Leagues are won and lost on the Merrill Kellys (Kellies? Kelli?). Nailing your top picks helps, but those are your top picks. Most times it’s just bad luck if they don’t work out. The later picks? Those separate from the men and five lady readers from the boys and girls. The picks that everyone rolls their eyes over and yawns. The picks that people are like, “Hey, I have to get home and leave this five-hour draft. Just give me whomever is leftover out of Merrill Kelly and Miles Mikolas.” Then your leaguemates goof around and finally are like, “Let’s give Chuck, Merrill Kelly, because Kelly and Chuck both suck.” Those two pitchers — Kelly and Mikolas — weren’t pulled from thin air. They were both drafted on average right next to each other at 483th overall. Sitting around them were Alex Reyes, Rich Hill and Michael Pineda. If you nailed the Kelly, and/or Mikolas in deep leagues? You were sitting pretty, just as Merrill Kelly (8 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.04) was yesterday, and all season. That’ll teach your leaguemates to try and sabotage you with Merrill Kelly. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Josh Rojas – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and three steals (9, 10, 11). A three-homer game is like going to a fancy restaurant, and it being good, but expensive. A three-steal game? It’s like going to a hole-in-the-wall, paying next-to-nothing, and loving it.
Bobby Witt Jr. – Out with a sore hamstring. He says it’s day-to-day. Just happened that one of those days was vs. the “easiest person in the league to steal off of” because the Fantasy Baseball Overlord mocks us.
Salvador Perez – Headed out for a rehab assignment, and is likely a week or so away. I don’t draft top catchers, but I will say this for Sal P., he does everything in his power to play. Which is different than a power play, but, with his size, I wouldn’t count him out in a pickup hockey game either. *looks up* Damn, the ceiling balloons are supposed to fall for my one hockey mention per year. Must’ve rigged them wrong.
MJ Melendez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Sal P.’s return could spell doom for Melendez’s playing time. Just remember all caps when you spell the man’s name, MJ DOOM.
Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.83. Wonder how long into the offseason until he re-signs with the Mets. It feels like the most inevitable free agent signing. In-Mets-able? Yeah, that’ll do.
Janson Junk – Scheduled to start on Wednesday. Hey, what’s this guy throw? C’mon, I set you up!
Brandon Drury – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. The Dreamry season continues. BDon and I talk about Drury on today’s podcast, which should be available first on our Youtube channel.
Jonathan India – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. He doubled in the 1st inning and it looked like he tweaked his thigh injury so I ripped my TV off the wall and threw it in a dumpster, therefore I didn’t see his homer. Did it ricochet off the pitcher’s head and sail over the fence?
Michael Papierski – 1-for-4, 1 run. Can’t throw low against Soda Pop Papierski with his vicious uppercut swing.
Nick Lodolo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.73. Better Yolo Lodolo, than Lodo-LOL, but I still don’t trust him every time out. Yesterday, just happened to be a great matchup per the Streamonator, and anyone with eyes.
Trevor Rogers – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.85. “Welp, one bad start in April doesn’t make a season. Get him next time out, Rogers!” That’s a guy who’s been in a coma since April and doesn’t realize it’s now the end of July.
Sean Manaea – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.33, and he gave up five more unearned runs for the massive Ticker Shock. Brucely, though, you have to have marbles in the coconut to start a guy repeatedly in shallower leagues who can’t handle the Tigers, and, prematurely balding men and the women who love them, I do not have marbles.
MacKenzie Gore – Dealing with elbow soreness. *screams into the abyss* Abyss, “Stop bothering me with your fantasy baseball problems.”
Jurickson Profar – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer. What a guy did in April is kinda moot by now, so the season-long Player Rater is fun to look at like Baby Colin Robinson, but watch how much weight you put on it. With that said (Grey’s about to reverse everything), Profar’s been about as valuable as Bregman on the year.
Jeimer Candelario – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd and 3rd homer in the 2nd half. Guess who just picked up Jeimer Candelario to replace his Rafael Devers? This guy with two thumbs, and a beautiful swoosh of chemically-treated hair! Also, Jeimer might be a hot schmotato.
Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer. So cool to see him still able to hit in his 50th and final year. Wait, he’ll be back for his 51st year. By the by, Miggy hitting cleanup with four homers on the year isn’t idol worship aka idolatry. It’s Idiocracy. Miggy should be used off the bench once a week, not hitting cleanup. I don’t even care he’s their best batting average hitter. It’s absurd.
Eric Haase – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. Haasen’t been worth mentioning outside of two-catcher leagues.
Adrian Sampson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.20. Sonavabench! Why would I have him and not start him vs. the Pirates? Good question, over-the-internet friend! It’s an NL-Only league, and CBS didn’t have him listed as the starter, and I can’t possibly check every freakin’ starter. Yes, I’m blaming the messenger!
Bryan Reynolds – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him in Your Lineup” Department said, “I parked in the electric vehicle charging space, without an electric vehicle, because I wanted to know how it felt to see if I wanted to get an electric vehicle.”
JT Brubaker – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.96. Thinking about how I’m suffering through Sean Manaea and I could just have JT Brubaker and kicking myself in my JT Breadbasket.
Kevin Kiermaier – Out for the year and will undergo surgery to repair his labrum. Many cultures in history have tried to repair labrums, and it’s seen as regressive. We cannot let the ideal of multiculturalism separate us into a state of othering–*intern whispers in ear*…It’s a hip injury? Oh.
Mike Zunino – Also out for the year, as he will have thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. A surgery once reserved for cockroaches. Sickos!
Brandon Lowe – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer. Lowe and be holdin’ or Lowe and be sellin’? I’d be in the latter camp.
Kris Bryant – Will visit a foot specialist. Kris Bryant went to the Rockies for $250 million to retire. Very cool stuff.
Ethan Small – Recalled to start on Tuesday. His minor league numbers are so great — 10 K/9, 3.34 ERA — but he’s got no command, and how bad do you want to lose your kidney to a roofie’ing?
Aaron Ashby – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.38. He’s got some of the best 4.38 ERA stuff I’ve seen this year. Kinda hope his ERA looks this bad at the end of the year, because *rubs hands together* 2023 sleeper, baby!
Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.35. At this point, I don’t even think I can start him if the Streamonator likes him, and, it just so happens to not matter for his next start, because it doesn’t.
Jeremy Pena – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and I think it’s long overdue for us to send out Evites that say, “Come clap along if you think the Old Testament didn’t need any updating, as we celebrate Jeremy’s Star Mitzvah.”
Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.25. This start was vs. the A’s, and Odorizzi looked like ass. Symmetry that you never want to see.
Yordan Alvarez – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal, and that steal was of home. I almost went looking for the clip of it, but I prefer to imagine Yordan had an 89-foot lead, hiding unnoticed right next to the batter.
Skye Bolt – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (3). ACKSUALLY, Skye Bolt sounds like someone who can do some superhero shizz and transfer his body into someone else, so maybe that’s how Yordan stole home. Yeah, that’s what I want to believe!
Adolis Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer since the break, and I told you to buy him last week, while everyone was screaming something like, “You gotta sell Adolis! He was bad last 2nd half!”
Nathaniel Lowe – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Hot schmotato alert!
Dallas Keuchel – Signed with the Rangers. There’s a good chance his luggage doesn’t get lost.
Ty France – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .312. A France fly!
Jean Segura – Set to begin a rehab assignment and could be back in a week to ten days, i.e., head to waivers and loudly announce about your IL slot, “Time to fit in my Jean’s.”
Bryce Harper – Still unable to have the pins removed from his surgically-repaired thumb. Sounds a bit like my ex-girlfriend voodoo doll.
Bryson Stott – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer. He homered off Minter, who hadn’t allowed a lefty homer since 2019, when he gave up one to Corey Dickerson, who absolutely was a hot schmotato that week in 2019.
Ranger Suarez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.84. He also gave up three unearned, because: Of course. The Phils’ defense looks like softball team putting on a staged adapation of The Bad News Bears.
Max Fried – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.73. It seemed like he was tipping his pitches early as he was doing in the playoffs of last year, but the Phils weren’t able to make him pay. Maybe because the Phils were too busy watching Tom Emanski’s The Secrets to Fundamentals on their iPads in the dugout.
Yadier Molina – Will begin a rehab assignment, and hopes to return on August 2nd. Just in time to catch Adam Wainwright, as they try to set the record for most starts as a pitcher-catcher battery. Record for fan-third baseman-battery is Phillies fans and Mike Schmidt.
Victor Robles – 1-for-5, 1 run as he hit leadoff. I call that Nats’ lineup, “See, we don’t need Juan Soto, we have Victor Robles!”
Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs. He was in Dodger Stadium last night. Um, as a Nats player still. I was trying to speak into existence: Trade Juan Soto mid-game so he can walk across the diamond to the other team like a wrestler turning heel, rip off his jersey and reveal the Dodgers blue. Ya know, it’s gonna be wild when Juan Soto is on the Dodgers, and they still lose their first playoff series because of some random big series from Brendan Donovan.
H2H pts dynasty league prices increase by $2
$39 Treat Turner or $21 Carlson / $2 Gonsolin
Need steals, average and doubles – prefer Edman or Merrifield ROS?
Would you stash Albies over C. Walker yet? No IL spots but 4 benchies and I have Hoerner playing over Story. Also have Polanco and Amed in my lineup currently…
Ramirez and Adolis for Yordan, Mount and Waino
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. bard for jeremy pena? would pena be a considerable upgrade over rosario?
I’d want Pena
Pablo is dealing so far tonight. 5 Ks in a row through 2 innings. He’s on my bench though. Couldn’t handle another walkathon. I really hope he’s not broken because I couldn’t sell him, and now that both Grey and Eric Karabell have broadcasted that he’s a sell, there’s nobody buyin!
In a 12 team H2H keeper league 7×7 I was offered Edmond Cease for my tucker and p.Lopez.
Which side do you prefer and how far apart is this deal?
Edmond? Do you mean Edman? I’d take Tucker
@Grey: Ray and Eloy too much to give up for Freeman?
Not too much
@Grey: looking into your crystal ball, do you think vargas or carroll get called up before september?
in a obp,tb 7×7 h2h dynasty would you trade xander for jazz
Would you trade Bednar for Tellez with the trade deadline coming up? Here’s the situation:
In 4th in SV/H category and 2nd to last in HR. 4th to last in OBP though.
Thinking I can do that and get some people at the deadline if big relievers get traded to contenders, but did just lose Michael King so I am a little hesitant.
Think I can get better for Bednar?
Thanks as always!
I think you can get better, but it sounds close to fair and maybe best you can do, hard to say
Would you hold Bader in a 15 team roto league considering the plantar/2nd opinion combo doesn’t seem like a great thing for a base stealer. Thanks!
Nah can lose him
2 need to go out of Cronenworth, Mt. Castle, Renfroe, Adames and Reynolds. Which 2 do you think?
Jake and Reynolds
Who do you like less of those two?
I offered out cronenworth and strider for Robbie ray. Fine?
Through the tears welling up in my eyes over losing Giancarlo to the IL, I can still make out that he’s hit just .192 over the last 30 days.
Who are the top 3 out of this bunch? I realize it’s all about the opponent with these guys, but who would you take ROS currently?
Ranger Suarez, Stripling, Sandoval, Manaea, Lodolo, Singer
Sandoval, Singer, Ranger
How do you rank McCutchen, Naylor, and Rojas ROS?
P Freddy P
Looking solid for a big August push!
Been so long, I forgot about Mondesi.
He’s been rehabbing for five years, just about ready to return!
i maybe jumping the gun but it looks like Kris Bryant may go on IL. if he does, who would you pick up off waivers:
Yoan Moncada ( he has the disadvantage of only playing one position).
I am worried that both Bryant and JD Martinez may go on IL. Have you heard anything?
thanks for all your help!!
I’d be worried about both too..Rojas, Moncada
I am making a trade to get likely one of the following – can you let me know the order in which you prefer them as a keeper (this year is lost), and whether the gaps between them are close?
I know he’s willing to part with Gausman, but not sure about Ray or Wheeler.
Wheeler, Fried, Gausman
Hey Grey, who would you prefer to nab as a throw-in in a larger deal – Nolan Jones or Paredes? I see Paredes is platooning which is not good, but he’s got the positional eligibility that I’d prefer. Need a sanity check.
What’s up Grey would you drop O Cruz for Rojas? Thanks!
1. i was going to start Pablo Lopez at Cincinnati against Hunter Green. Do you agree? Is this a toss-up or a slam duck?
2. i was also going to start SDP’s Clevinger at Detroit. Do you agree?
3. I took your advice and picked up Brady Singer of KC. Thanks for the tip!
your help is always appreciated!
1. Toss up 2. Yes 3. No problem
Could you rank these bats if you had to play them tonight? Counts Hits XBH Homers SB
Flores @Ari Gilbert
Walsh @KC Zerpa (who?!)
Austin Hays vs TB MacLanahan
Razz, another question today please.
10 Team H2H 14 Category.
S. Murphy C
Matt Olson Atl – 1B
Jake Cronenworth SD – 1B,2B,SS
Ty France Sea – 1B,2B,3B
Carlos Correa Min – SS
Brandon Drury Cin – 2B,3B,OF
Cedric Mullins OF
Josh Naylor Cle – 1B,OF
José Abreu CWS – 1B
Brandon Lowe TB – 2B,OF
Jarren Duran Bos – OF
Nick Castellanos Phi – OF
J.D. Martinez Bos – OF
Esteury Ruiz SD – 2B,OF
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD – SS,OF
Both Nico Hoerner 2b ss and Leody Taveras OF are available. If it were your team for the rest of the season would you add both or either of these and if so who would you drop?
Jarren for Leody, Ruiz for Hoerner
Walker or Montgomery today?
Great stuff, as always, hombre.
What’s good Grey? Appreciate the Mike Tyson’s Punch Out reference.
Fun Fact: For the last twenty years I’ve been entering 007 373 5963 at grocery stores, retail shops, basically anywhere that asks for a phone number to be a member and mail you crap. Partially surprisingly, no sales associate has ever looked twice:)
Take it easy, my dude.
Hi to Ted.
HAHA, that’s amazing…Poop! Ted says hi back!
Hey Old Friend! Cheers to the hardest working ‘pert in da bizz, been extra busy and tied up but life is GOOD! Have a quick one – ride B. Garrett (Mia) or drop for Ashby? Been awhile, feels good to be bck
Ha, thanks! Hope you’re well! I’d hold Braxton
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots
Currently have my Catcher spot empty and am leaning on just punting for now, or worth it to grab someone from the wire (to which I would also need to drop someone).
I’m having a hard go at winning my pitching categories so I thought maybe Heaney may be a good flyer but then, once again I’d need to drop someone.
OR, you see anyone on the wire I should be swapping out on my team ?
HIT – R. Urias, J. Candelario, D. Jansen (c), C. Kelly (c), J. Heim (c), C. Vasquez (c), Y. Diaz, E. Haase (c), J. Votto, J. Wendle
PIT – A. Heaney, K. Bubic, B. Garrett, M. Keller, R. Detmers, P. Corbin, R. Stripling
RP – A.J. Minter, D. Williams, L. Trivino, S. Dominguez,
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt *DTD
2B – K. Marte
3B – L. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – Settle down Tellez
MI – J. India
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Betts
RF – A. Garcia
Util – E. Jimenez
BN – Profar
BN – R. Greene
IL – T. Stephenson *IL10
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
SP – P. Sandoval
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – K. Graveman (RP)
P – N. Pivetta
BN – C. Javier
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN –M. Kopech
BN – G. Kirby
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)
Are Kirby and Kopech keepers? If so, lose one (Kirby) for Braxton G.
Sorry one other question:
Looking to sell Strider high especially if he does well today.
Is Arozarena a good target or should I be aiming higher.
Works for me
Need some speed in my lineup: Choices
Straw, J. Rojas, Wendle, Wong, Pham, Carlson or J. Duran. Will be dropping F. Reyes as he is my weak link in my lineup especially once Roberts comes back.
Locastro…stanton on IL
OK to start Clevinger against Detroit today?
Dallas to Dallas! it was written in the stars, a million miles away.
What say you Grey on Lance Lynn? Was the last start against CLE the beginnings of righting the ship or an aberration? Tempted to pick him up in a 12 teamer for his next start against chOAKland
Haha yup! I’d grab Lynn for his next start vs OAK and go from there
20 team 6×6 keeper league. Probably won’t be making the playoffs and my offense is week outside of F. Freeman and Albies. Would you do either of these deals:
My: Musgrove, Tyler Anderson, Croneworth
His: F. Lindor, Devan Williams
His: Gavin Stone, Andrew Painter, 1st Round Pick
I’d do A
Thank you sir!
Drop Eovaldi for Pivetta?
Neither? Sounds fine
2b has been a disaster for this year… I have esteury who doesn’t play everyday… should I drop him Bryson Scott or profar?
We have a Zerpa sighting. Hosting the Angels today.
Make sure you leave your windows up when Zerpa in town
Andres Gimenez, one of Jansen/Taylor Rogers, and Robbie Ray or Story, Montas, and Jon Gray ?
Story has to be the best player but need the saves at this point with Raisel being such a bust
If you need saves, get cheaper ones…Like just Montas for Lopez maybe? That trade is fair tho
Ok ! I’ll see what I can do.
Next year I’m either taking Hader or Hendriks early or just SAGNOFing. Raisel has been my downfall in the saves category while the teams that picked up Lopez or Robertson look down on me HA !
Haha yeah Lopez and Robertson were the late moves and you wouldn’t need a top closer
Now that both seemed to have woken up who do you like best ROS? India or Eloy?
Grey time to cut bait/trade in a 12 team dynasty?? Leaning towards trading obviously for ANY HELP … guy is frustrating.. even in Coors
I wouldn’t drop him…Maybe trade, but not just drop
12 team h2h…im pretty soft on SB and thinking about bailing on Taylor Ward for Rojas…am i crazy?
Haven’t been paying much attention to Kopech lately, but is his velo still down? I see the White Sox are at Coors so Kopech v. Marquez should lead to some offense right?
I’d imagine so
Which side of these two trade offers do you prefer in a 10-team H2H keeper?
Aaron Nola/Correa for Devers/Julio Urias
Nola/Correa for Tatis/Urias
Can only use 1 to start who you trusting this weekend
Lynn vs Oak
Cortes vs KC
Pts +7IP +2K -3Hits -3BB -12Hr
What’s the deal with Roansy Contreras?
Is he going to be back up and starting with the Cubs?
With the Cubs? Was he traded?
I apologize, I’m stupid. With the Pirates, he has an NA next to his name on Yahoo and hasn’t pitched since July 7th.
Ah, prolly watching him innings
The Pirates are totally dumb enough to trade him.
HAHA, they really are
Are you stashing Wacha?
Yo Grey !
You starting Mitch White, Keegan Thompson, or Hunter Greene anywhere today ? They have some decent matchups
I’m starting all three…Not in all leagues tho
Ah I see, most of the leagues I’m in are 12 teamers, have a feeling Thompson is the risky play
Keegan is risky in 12 teamers, wouldn’t start him
Is anyone hearing any additional news on Luis Robert? I have a team where the injury bug has bit extremely hard, and the lack of news on Robert is extremely frustrating.
Obviously hope the guy is alright from a real life perspective. Any tiny little crumb of news from the White Sox would be fantastic.
Haven’t heard anything, sorry
He was running sprints yesterday and doing some drills.
Can technically be activated today
Earle, thanks for the tidbit. Nice to hear that he is at least participating in something.
Would you send Musgrove for Matt Olson, or would you want more?
Should Lauer be dropped in a 12 team mixed league?
Should Syndergaard be dropped in a 12 team mixed league?
Do you think either Hand or Gallegos is worth holding for saves? Neither?
I would take Olson
I’d forget Lauer and Noah
Gallegos if desperate, but prolly not either
Thanks, are you taking Jon Gray over both Lauer and Noah to hold?
Depends on the matchups, but I could see it
Well, it’s been 2 weeks to test drive Esteury Ruiz, and well….BLAH!
Is Bob Melvin ever going to play him again? send him back down?
He si taking a spot on my bench, do i keep him there or drop?
Haha, I know…I dropped him in one league yesterday
Grey, could you rank these SP’s for me?
Junis, Singer, Irvin, and Detmers
12 team league so they’re all available
Singer, Detmers, Junis
Hey Grey, awesome stuff today!
A. Are we starting Montas tonight vs Hou? Normally yes, but if he only goes a few innings again, is it worth it?
B. Here’s a boring back-end of the draft question- No Story and no Wander means I have no middle infielders. I’ve been using Aledmys Dias and Jose Iglesias. Do any of these others get you more excited?
Luis Garcia (Wash)
C. None- have a nice Tuesday!
A. I am but might depend on your league B. Duran and Downs
C. You too!
Tough column to read today. We all had chances to pick up Drury early in the year, but everyone (not just you) had it wrong and thought he was destined to flop. Our first place team finally grabbed him and is, well, in first place.
Not sure what is up at Roto World and how they reported on Sal’s recovery. Two weeks ago they report he is catching again but the late August return timetable is correct. That seemed odd but ok you figure that timetable is coming from the club. No updates in two weeks. Yesterday they announce he is likely to rejoin the team this weekend after a week’s stint in the minors. I mean are they covering this or not? (Yes, I am stuck with Vaz and bitter as a former Tyler owner). And my son got Sal so he is out of the will. I feel like Bill Burr today (or Fred from Limp B)
Yeah, tough call on Drury and Sal
At least your kid got Sal! Or does that make it worse?
Much worse lol. I would say kindly that our family is slightly beyond competitive.
Lose Varsho for Sal Perez?
Muchas gracias FML
Yeah that’s a big middle finger to Manaea, a guy I could have packaged with some other dumpster pitcher for McClanahan early in the season but Sean was going to be the one who became an ace and starting in the all star game. F this whole f’ing season. I’m dumping Manaea. 9 runs to the fricking tigers. F off
Fun fact: anyone who went with the D’arnaud/Contreras platoon this season has gotten Vlad Guerrero production at C. Virtually identical numbers.
Grey ! Finally got a stroke of luck last night choosing Lodolo over Trevor Rogers !
Question for you, which closer do you like more ROS, Romano or Taylor Rogers ?
Worth keeping Lodolo in 12 teamers ? Or is he still just a streamer for now
Cal Raleigh or William Contreras? (Lost Tyler Stephenson…again ?)
Hello sir! Obviously Bellinger is 80% owned in Yahoo leagues due to the LA bias. Maybe owners think his putrid stats are extra glitzy and that he only goes to the best clubs? Anyway, I have him in a really deep league and he’s become just a bench bat and backup/insurance CF. Would you advise dropping for India (somehow out there) or some other better bench bat? Thanks!
Haha…I’d want India
Thanks! Dumped and it felt good ?
Fun fact on Brandon Drury, which you may have mentioned on the Podcast since I havent listened yet.
He was drafted in exactly 2 NFBC leagues. The exact same amount of times as Delino Deshields and one less time than Jose De Leon
Seriously? No way, which leagues? Draft Champions?
I mean, which type of NFBC…I can’t believe only 2 leagues
All Snake Formats except for auctions.
Two. Total. Leagues. Period.
(I doubt any auctions also)
So 12 teamers or 15 teamers?
All Drafts. Period.
Filter by Cincinnati and go to the bottom.
That’s insane! Seriously, I still don’t believe it and I’m looking at it
12 teams dynasty
Pick a side
Pena sandoval or bassitt mcmahon
Also is Mahle a good trade candidate ??
Sure, try on Mahle
Thanks for the write up! Is it time to drop Manaea or wait it out a longer? Available options are Lynn, Mahle (Maybe gets traded?) M Kelly or B Garrett? Appreciate all your good work!
With you on Manaea. From the write up guessing FML #1 would be Kelly. I have Wood and Cobb both available in mine. Looking at them unless swing a deal.
Lose Manaea for Kelly
You’re the man, Grey!
12 team 5×5 redraft league. Looking for advice on SPs for the week starting today. I typically roll with SON, but the robot hates Braxton Garrett – not sure why. He has been pretty solid lately and has 2 starts this week. Can you rank the following guys for this week please?
Garrett @CIN (-16.5) and v CIN (-3.0)
SonnyG @SD (6.0)
Ranger Suarez @PIT (1.3)
Pivetta vMIL (-5.4)
Mitch Keller vPHI (-4.3)
Singer @NYY (-5.3)
I’d try top 2
sorry, as in: Garrett @CIN (-16.5) and v CIN (-3.0)
SonnyG @SD (6.0)
Thanks. Can you pick one more out of the remaining guys [Ranger Suarez @PIT (1.3), Pivetta vMIL (-5.4), Mitch Keller vPHI (-4.3), Singer @NYY (-5.3)] Leaning toward Ranger (it’s PIT, right?), but an alternative would be starting a fourth closer.
Speaking of closers, how would you rank Houck (was not brought in for the save last night), Bednar (not as good recently as he was earlier in the year), Soto (trade candidate?) and Kyle Finnegan?
Are we starting these pitchers
Strider at Philly
Nola at home vs braves
Montgomery at Mets
Yes, Yes, Yes
Always, Always, and Yes.
They need to send trevor rogers down or put him on the IL. Let him rest or work on things in the minors.
Yeah, before they screw him up for next year too
Grey! Was last night the beginning of a bug second half for Nick castellanos?
I sure hope so
h/h points 12 team redraft ….ROS …Y Alvarez or J Soto
Good Morning Grey,
Well, it was not a good night to roll out the likes of Tony G., Manaea and Odor-easy. What the hell happened there? I can understand Manaea because he just sucks, but H-Odor against the hapless As? And it certainly appears that Tony G. is winding down. You folks called it. And I have him in Colorado later this week. God I hope Dave Roberts benches him.
So, in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League (where I have the above SPs), is it worth adding Ashby or Rasmussen or are they streamers? And it looks like the Odor man has issues anyway after the 1 start he had for me, so I have room for one or both even.
Thanks much Grey.
Ha, I know, that sucked…I was there with with all 3 too
I’d add Ashby and Rasmussen — lose Manaea and Odorizzi
On it. Thanks much Grey.
Kiermaier blurb is straight money
Great work Grey!
Gore hasn’t looked good in the last few games. Is he done for the rest of the season with this injury?
Trade Montas to add Ray? Pts league where team ERA is a big factor.
Also has Wainwright available.
Can try getting both and replace Manaea.
Thank you sir
Sure for both or just Ray ?
Sorry, trade Montas for Ray, and can grab Waino over Manaea
Thank you and that wonderful mustache
How you feel about Cole Irvin. He, Alexi Wood and Cobb, JoMo, Rasmussen and Blackburn all available also.
I know, getting my moneys worth today.
Ha, I like JoMo, Cobb, Wood and Irvin, that order
We starting JoMo vs NYM? The robot likes him but was conflicted. Have a good day!
a. Please identify the pitchers who will be sacrificed for streamers from here on out in my RCL (5×5, 12-teamer). Please rank ’em after Montas (so basically all of them, sorry). I plan on streaming 2 pitchers a night from here on out. I usually start out with this lofty ideal, discover that there aren’t 2 good ones so better to pick up a hot bat then I can’t drop said hot bat requiring me to ask you the question above yet again.
4 BGarrett (don’t unbreak my heart)
I ranked them so according to me it’d be Contreras and Minter to go for hardcore streaming. Are you in agreement or are others less appealing to you? Ray f*cked me good still I can’t drop him until there’s something proven to be wrong with him like shoulder, elbow or glutes. It must glutes packed so tightly in those hot pants from Toronto from last year.
b. George Carlin quote of the day for July 26, 2022
‘Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the so-and-sos”, take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant.’
A. I am in agreement — Domingo and Roansy are lose-able…Minter too tho…
J Rojas with a 3 homer game and 3 steal game in the same year. Wonder if that has ever Ian Happ(ened)? Decisions for ROS, HTH redraft league : 2B J Baez or J India? 3B J Turner, Wisdom, Miranda, Moncada- pick 2
Oh snap, I forgot about that! India — Wisdom, Miranda
Rojas did it to my soon to be more decimated Cubs earlier in the year, speaking of Ian Happ. Sad face. Thanks Grey!
Oh, no, why sad face
Don’t want the Cubs to trade I Happ