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Was having a chat in the comments the other day with Razzball writer, Coolwhip, and I said to him something like, “Wonder if starters who throw weak-sauce fastballs are going to be better this year because there will be less effort, and leff esort (sic) this year is better because no pitchers can throw hard with no real ramp up to the season.” Leff esort is such a great concept. It’s like saying ‘less effort’ without opening your mouth, so it is being said with less effort — hence, leff esort. Leff esort is such an easy way to live, yet alone pitch. Could all those jacked 99 MPH fastballs be just too much this year and leff esort is the way to go? I don’t know. But it does seem like guys sneaking by on 91 MPH or slower fastballs are having a much better time so far. Aaron Civale couldn’t get arrested with his 91 MPH fastball (if there was a law against 92+ MPH fastballs), yet here he is. Giddy up, Ryan Yarbrough (88 MPH), you slow dog! Sure, you’ll do, Jon Lester (89). Hey, look at Ross Stripling (91), and you too, Matt Shoemaker (91). Merrill Kelly had moments of 92+ MPH fastballs in his first game, but he is more about his cutter (90 MPH), curve and change. Last September, Kelly also dominated, and I’m adding him everywhere. Maybe we’re all just trying too hard and we need leff esort. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Danny Jansen – Was thinking about how Danny Jansen doesn’t fit in with the Jays because he doesn’t have a father who played in the MLB, but I dug into Jansen’s personal history (by reading his 50-word bio on Wikipedia) and Adam Jones used to live with him while growing up, and Jones grew up with Tony Gwynn as his coach, which basically means Tony Gwynn Jr. Jr. is Danny Jansen. *push-pinning red string on cork board* It’s all connected.

Daulton Varsho – Just gave you my Daulton Varsho fantasy. It was written while riding a mop around my living room.

Mitch Moreland – Fun fact! When Queen Isabella told Magellan to go claim another continent, Magellan said, “*itch, more land?”

Colin Moran – Because I love you as much as someone can love someone who has never met someone and has no intention of meeting someone can love someone, I dug in on Moran’s early season “breakout.” I left the quotes around the word “breakout,” because I didn’t see anything amazing. His Launch Angle is its usual flat self and it just appears like he’s seeing the ball well, which is good, but not sure that’s long-term.

Shed Long Jr. – This is funny in a not funny way. I saw Shed Long towards the top of ESPN’s Player Rater. Our Player Rater is better, and I usually don’t bother looking at ESPN, but I happen to be there and saw Shed doing well. Then I looked at his stats, and they so overrate steals on their Rater it’s not even funny in a funny way. When this was written (a game has happened since then), Long was 6th on ESPN’s Player Rater, and 18th here, for 2nd basemen. Steals are one category; chillax, ESPN. Though, Shed has been running, if you need that.

Nico Hoerner – Great that he’s been the Cubs’ 2nd baseman. He’s an average-first hitter. Like a poor man’s David Fletcher. Call him David Fletch2Fletchlives.

Nick Madrigal – He’s coming up, right? …Right? Wait…*finger to ear bud*…the White Sox are asking me to ask, can Madrigal pitch? *finger to ear* Can he commissioner the entire league? Wow, Madrigal’s being asked to do a lot! So, Madrigal was called up. Finally. Here’s my Nick Madrigal sleeper from the shutdown. It was written while gassing up my Harley for a long ride.

Rio Ruiz – Doesn’t Rio Ruiz sound like a noir that John Huston wanted to direct? Hmm, maybe it’s my MFA talking. Any hoo! Ruiz is cheap power. “Now where’s that treasure, you scoundrel!” That’s Orson Welles auditioning drunk for Huston.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – JBJ started this season almost as hot as when he began his career with three walks in one game. Wow! Still amazing.

Teoscar Hernandez – If you need me to tell you why I like Teoscar, you’ve disappeared for the last two months. I should give you the Cersei shame walk.

Mike Yastrzemski – Just like the Pirates are terrible, and Moran is rosterable. The Giants’ lineup is the opposite of good, but, like Rob Thomas beautifully sang, Yastrzemski can get us back 2 good.

Trent Grisham – Looking at Grisham in my lineups like a redheaded Cougar looks at Grisham on her beach blanket after applying five layers of sunscreen. I’m wistful!

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo – Was a bit surprised in the preseason when everyone was like, “Let’s go-go, Shogo, go-go! I’m so excited that I’m repeating ‘go!'” But meanwhile being like, “That’s a Tsutsu-no-go from me, dawg.” Tsutsugo could absolutely be as valuable if not more so as Shogo, just in totally different ways, adding more HR/RBIs vs. average/runs.

Wil Myers – “…and the NL MVP is Wil Myers. Wow, what a bounce back for Myers this year with his 12 homers in 60 games. What a huge year.”

Tyler O’Neill – Move him up in the order! And that’s an…uh…order.

Zach Plesac – First, we need to address the elephant in the room. Pablo Sandoval, what are you doing here? Also, can we talk about how Plesac’s parents named him so it sounds like someone is pleading with him. Hopefully, we’re only saying ‘Zach, please, Zach, pitch every day, we need you.’

Chris Bassitt – This is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to mask manufacturers to ask if they can make him one that reads, “I’m single.”

Kyle Gibson – This is also a Streamonator call. “Just something in cursive with hearts, so other robots can see it, and know I’m single and ready to mingle.”

Anthony Bass – Bullpens…

Daniel Hudson – Are…

Nick Burdi – An…

James Karinchak – Utter…

Jonathan Hernandez – Total…

Trevor Gott – Mess…

Seth Lugo – Seri…

Oliver Drake – …ously. Not sure what to tell you. Bullpens are usually a mess in the beginning of the year, then they stabilize and those early closers getting jobs stick in the role, but this year? Well, if I told you 2020 wasn’t like any other year and you didn’t believe me, I’d ask what caused your 5-month coma or how drunk you were? I’m recommending Drake, and I don’t even know if he’s the Rays’ closer. 2020: The Year of the Whee!

SELL

Xander Bogaerts

“My dead aunt’s will states clearly if we field the worst team that anyone has ever seen, we will inherit good draft picks.”
“Drafts picks from an amateur season that didn’t happen?”
“Um…”
That’s a scene of the Brewster’s Millions/Major League mash-up called The Red Sox 2020 Season. I’m kicking myself for not thinking about the Red Sox being awful when it pertained to drafting Bogaerts. He’s taking days off left and right, and, if the entire team stinks, he doesn’t care, for good reason. I’m also thinking Just Dong Martinez might be in for a long short year. Not saying to trade away Bogaerts (or J.D.) for off-brand hand sanitizer that smells like lavender-scented Popov vodka, but I would go to the fantasy baseball trade analyzer and explore options.

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Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,
I just heard Ohtani got an MRI. I am preparing for an IL stint for him, would you pick up Tejay Antone?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

longer list unless like literally no other starters out there, mills plays KC tomorrow, i’d go him. mahle over antone too even if just CIN guys.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Grey,

Which order do you like these we adds

Burnes
Minor
Mills

I would drop Allard, and maybe JJames and Moran

15 team obp qs keep 11

Thanks man

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Please pick top two ….
Pillar, , Kingery, Santander, Tucker, Buxton

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

Miami’s Anderson I guess could be added to the list

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

tucker and somebody, probably one of santander or buxton. kingery on the 2nd if steals AND multi positions needed.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Another Kyle Lewis Dong! (rap music airhorns)

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

K. Marte’s EV, Barrel % and HH rate is way down compared to last year. D-Backs lineup isn’t very productive too so I wonder where he’ll get counting stats if he doesn’t start to clear the fences. Most people said the power was a fluke and it looks like they may be right and he’s a batting average guy.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Stat Man
2 years ago

sounds like you know yr stuff on him and didn’t pay his super inflated from last year’s stats price.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

there’s certainly that, is this the guy who was trying to ask about benching acuna lately? probably not, but that’s just a much worse version of this kind of worrying. acuna goes 1-3rd overall and somebody’s thinking of benching him on i think the 6th game for ATL. hahahaha. wish i played against those types.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

NL only, lost votto to corona just now. somebody dropped segura who’s back shortly. have this (OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added). somebody dropped tyler o’neill too lately, i FAAB ‘d for 8 but could’ve spent less. since votto is locked up till 3 AM and i can’t input a claim for an opening that doesn’t occur till 3 am i’ll have to drop bote here first, then have an opening later (that i’ll give to bruce at first for sure). question is how much to bid on segura.
C suzuki
1B freeman
2B mcneil (can move to 3B and wong to 2B, but of course STL sounds off for a week and wong/oneill might be some of the ones that have corona here)
3B bote (2B)
MI wong (2B)
CI votto (will be in DL slot for tomorrow)
OF (4) harper, grisham, brocktune, mccutchen
util (1) pham
BN oneill
NA (1) lux

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

osuna is also out there i could add or bruce or go back to bote after obtaining segura and DL’ing votto.

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

oh it’s 100 starting budgets, i have 90 left.

Bat Flipping
Bat Flipping
2 years ago

Eloy or Vlad for this season only? Standard roto. Small league.

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope you’re doing well.

I have Moran and Mike Yastrzemski.

Villar and Madrigal are FA. I know the marlins are playing Tuesday. Making any moves ? Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

I also hve christian Stewart that could potentially be dropped for Madrigal or villar

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Meh I meant to say Christian Walker ! Sorry my brain isn’t working long day at the hospital. How does this change? Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

So I basically have Moran, Christian Walker, and Yastrzemski

Which two do I drop for villar and Madrigal? Thanks again!

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

otani looking better today, most of these balls are close. the walk pitch to garneau was a strikeout strike too, along with the 2nd ball to springer being a strike. he clearly needed more camp time though.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

a lot of these pitches are the exact kind you see some umps just give to a pitcher in certain cases too (not that they should be, all of them except those 2 mentioned were balls)

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, u buying into Kemp at home? Another homer
Worth dropping Hilliard for Kemp?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

unless we see more days of hilliard benched vs righties for kemp (such as today, but today is sunday and managers bench all sorts of people on sundays). before today kemp had only played vs lefties.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

so NOT unless kemp is playing routinely over hilliard vs righties.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

Sulser and Drake dropped. Add either over:

Gott, J. Hernandez, Middleton?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

And in what order in case I can only grab one. Thanks

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

gurriel (HOU) dropped. i have edwin at 1B. gurriel over edwin here? OPS added.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

since i typed that osuna and antana go out for DL’s. i already had too many closers, and with howie missing games and/or back sore didn’t have enough starting hitters. now i still have r-iggy, rogers (MIN), duffey, diego and hand for RP (castillo had been in SP slot). was able to add jd davis (3B/LF) for 3B, have an open roster spot so i’ll waiver gurriel (1B/3B) on his own with no drops. i didn’t need 4 closers/2 holds guys anyway, this is shallow 12 teamer, i can add closers or holds guys from FA for the most part.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

whew, i forgot today is the first of the 7 inning doubleheaders, thought r-iggy was yet again being brought into the 6th inning (albeit that WAS the high leverage spot, bases loaded, so smart move by manager if he’s your best RP), but that really was the 2nd to last inning anyway.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I am fed up with Kimbrel. He is killing me (You’re killing me Kimbrel, you’re killing me”. Sorry Grey, but I had to put my own spin on The Sandlot line. Anyway I am looking for a replacement. My choices are:

Jeremy Jeffress
Oliver Drake
Nick Goody
Taylor Williams

Leaning towards “The Drake” (Seinfeld reference)

Should I hold or pick one of them up? If so, who?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Cut KImbrel for Jeffress?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

what about greg Holland? Would you drop Holland for of the remaining three?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

for holland Would you pick up either Sulser, Drake, Goody or Taylor Williams? Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok thanks doing it now

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Would you drop Happ for Kyle Tucker?

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Cespedes is missing. This season just keeps getting stranger and stranger.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

If Cespedes ends up leaving the Mets, then I am buying Dominic Smith everywhere.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hot corner
2 years ago

Free JD!

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sounds like Cespedes is opting out but didn’t tell the team. That is just rumor, so we shall see…

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Confirmed by the Mets GM

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

How much of a $1000 budget you spending on Javier or Kelly this week to replace Ed Rod. Have Odorizzi and Stroman both still not pitching. Go deep?

Also Jairo Diaz or Sulser top target for saves? Planning on a round $90

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

It’s either an alien abduction or one of those unmarked vans snagging up people OR the Covid got him

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Oberg likely done for year with blood clots in his right arm and Wade Davis goes on the IL as well. Who is the presumed closer?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Looks like Jairo Diaz?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, u starting Kelly at home vs Dodgers?

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

Start Chirinos @ Baltimore, Kelly vs Dodgers? Sit Civale @ MIN?

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Hanser Alberto or Madrigal?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Looks like the Marlins are gonna play again starting Tuesday

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Just don’t get covid!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

and i spoke too soon – Cardinals with more positives today – they are now the new Marlins, but this time a legit MLB team. I don’t have him on my team, but you gotta just wait it out with a guy like Goldy right?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Start or sit Ohtani and Paxton? leaning towards sitting Ohtani vss HOU, and starting Paxton vs. BOS. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

and start Kershaw vs ARI

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

Hey Grey! Pretty hilarious trying to plan weekly lineups when the decision making process isn’t “who are they playing” but “is their team playing at all”? Anyway!

1. Somehow lost waiver priority on Varsho despite a solid faab bid. Would you trade Hand for Karincheck and Varsho, or is that still too light in case Hand isn’t out so quick?

2. Need to drop one (possibly 2 depending on how desclafani looks when activated) of the following reserve guys in my weekly league, who are your first 2 drops?

Lugo (current closers are Hudson Britton Hand Burdi)
Burnes
Mercado
E5
Solak
O’Neill
Desclafani

Thanks!

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

Adding Josh James to the list above if he has another bad outing today

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 years ago

14 team OBP/HR/R/RBI/SB/TB

1) Add Teoscar over any of Happ, Gisham or Solak?

2) With QS and K/BB in mind, how would you rank Montgomery, Walker, Kelly, Shoemaker

Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

I hate closers!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
2 years ago

Lou Bob is the tits. Hope he sticks at leadoff. There’s no reason to think that he won’t with the way he’s playing.

It’s a shame that my pitching is going tits up so far. Need Odorizzi to come back soon. At least I drafted Mr. Kelly, though I wouldn’t use him against the Dodgers tomorrow…

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

After tonight’s performance does Chatwood need to be rostered for foreseeable future or is he still more of a streamer in 12 team formats? If he needs to be rostered, is he worth a #4 waiver claim? I’d have to lose someone listed below. Saves are tough to come by in this league.

SPs: Corbin, S. Gray, C-Mart, Houser, M. Kelly
RPs: Neris, Jimenez, Gott, J. Hernandez, Middleton

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Thanks for answering the above questions.

Can you rank these guys: houser, kelly, plesac, Bundy

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

Also throw Heaney in that mix

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Better start 10T h2h 5×5 redraft

M Kelly or Mize?

Thanks

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Someone dropped Andrus… dropping Moran for him is a no brainer?

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

Also- madrigal or villar ?

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

JD-Mart or Eloy?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Probably wouldn’t use him tomorrow but Mize worth grab in a 14 teamer?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Nothing confirmed – even in the future where I am haha.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

And Caleb Smith – any point holding him at this stage?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Apologies if you’ve been over this already (I’m sure you have) but are any Marlins players worth holding? I also have Villar.

On that note – stay safe!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Loving Ian Happ tonight – too bad he’s only batting leadoff cause Kris Bryant has the night off

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

oh i meant hitting near the top of the lineup – and correction Kris Bryant had some kind of stomach bug

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

Maeda or Woodruff for ratios?

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Gamel or Braun now that sugar Cain is out

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

IMHO being in Milwaukee, I’d say Braun still gets his “rest” days or gets his usual time off with his injuries & Gamel benefits.

Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

Maybe people should stop naming their ballplayers Chris Davis regardless of spelling?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

I am in Fantrax roto league with daily lineups BUT only weekly waiver claims using FAAB with a $1000 to start. In the past there was no reason to panic & not stick with your drafted team but this year is a 60 day sprint.
Having issues with my OF and some possibilities to add to or upgrade my RP or SP
1 MY OF is currently: Soler, Mercado, Happ, Avisail, W Calhoun & Kingery
I have a few options: Lopes, V Reyes, J Jones, Kiermaier, Dickerson, Tsugsugo, or Carlson

2 My closers are: Robles, Jimenez, N Anderson with Giles on the DL (but no actual DL slots but seems worth holding for now?)
SPs are: Clevinger, Berrios, Gallen, Urias, Yarbrough, Cueto, Richards, Gore (want to hold for now) & F Peralta & the easy drops seem to be R Lopez & Kikuchi.
Some RPs available are: Sulser, T Williams, Bass, Burdi, Drake, Goody, Gott, Jeffress, Altavilla, & Karinchak
SPs: Kelly, Gibson, P Lopez, Cristian, Duffy, Walker or Wright (Mize & Whitley).

New to FAAB as far as what would be a decent bid …who might my priorities be for OF? then upgraes for SP or RP? & the approximate $$ bids? & Who might the drops be beyond Lopez & Kikuchi if any??

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yes 5 OF’s & I forgot to add McCutchen as one of my guys
The problem with this league & this year is despite the daily lineups you only have weekly FAAB pickups so if a team cancels a series or a week you are pretty screwed …this year is very much a total crap shoot.
My guess is you need a few extra bats this year with position flexibility a plus & definitely not too many guys from one team BUT who knew?
The other issues is if you come up short on a bid then you wait a week to bid on someone else so essentially 1/4 of the season has passed …quite a mess.
Jeffress would be the priority over guys like Burdi or Bass or one of the others already having the job?
Mize is likely a sure call-up in your opinion I assume if you would bid that high?

I couldn’t wait for sports & fantasy to begin & now we get this?? ugh
I know this is a long winded question & I appreciate your time … so Thanks!!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Oh I missed Plesac as well as a guy who is available & already have a bid on

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Victor Reyes or Braun ros?

Clubber
Clubber
2 years ago

Grey Matter- will i go back to back in my 12 man season long no keeper era or batting ave league.. Remember i won last year for the first time in 16 years!
C sanchez
1b Alonso
2b Muncy
3b j rameriz
Ss dansby swans
Of bellinger
Of Castellanos
Of k lewis
Dh y alvarez (mark canha now)
SP is where you come in!
Sp darvish
Sp fried
Sp lynn
Sp gallen
Sp bundy
Sp m keller
Sp ordorizz
Sp boyd
Closer Osuna
If you say yes im going to tell my commish to mail me the check!

Clubber
Clubber
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you… I’ll let them know. Im sure theyll be thrilled!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Between Wacha and Happ which one should I drop to activate Kershaw?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok thanks

Kelly Denzik
Kelly Denzik
2 years ago

robert leading off today Madrigal 9th

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

1) Thoughts on Kimbrel? Is he toast?
I have karinchak, Kimbrel, gott, melancon, jansen. Do I drop Kimbrel to try to snag another closer or for SP streaming? Some pitchers that are available include kelly, Robbie ray, Dylan Bundy

2) is villar worth holding? At least until Monday to see what’s up? Do you like Moran or madrigal over him? I really need SB

Thanks!

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

Hey grey! If I need average and R (at least until Acuna and Yelich get going) would you bump Fletcher over Adames, or still Adames? Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Happy August!

Merrill Kelly is available in my 12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league.

Would you drop any of the following for him:

– G. Canning
– Robbie Ray (I just claimed on waivers as long term option, but he’s looked shaky at best)
– Carlos Martinez (teams on Covid, but gets DET next)
– Doolittle (is he even the closer now?)
– Casey Mize (just added this morning – debut tomorrow?)

Thanks as always

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Streamer thoughts-there not very good

Lyles @ SF
Smyly vs Tex
Wacha @ Atl.

Like I said not very good but best chance of getting a win.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
2 years ago

Just looked at SON and Smyly is favored over Lyles. SF playing some fairly good ball right now and Texas not looking very good. Oh well go figure.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

Start Maeda against Cleveland today? Clev and Castillo killed my ratios yesterday.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Start or sit Wacha vs ATL? Leaning towards sitting.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey, I heard this rumor that Casey Mize may make his debut tomorrow. If so, would you start him tomorrow vs Twins?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

And would you drop Wacha and Happ to make room for Kershaw and Mize?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok i’ll drop them both. Thanks again.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

1. Worst two of this list: Merrill, Yonny, J Montgomery, Lester, CMart,

2. Stash Odorizzi or Stroman
Thanks

TheBravesWearPrado
TheBravesWearPrado
2 years ago

Catcher questions! Varsho on bench again. I’ve got Will Smith at C whose time split with Barnes has been frustrating. Caratini is playing almost everyday and is available. How long should I wait out Varsho and should I stick with Smith for now or look at Caratini while I wait for Varasho?

Drop any of Mercado, Reyes, Happ or Pederson for Teoscar and/or Yoshi?

Thanks!

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Ah shucks, I’m in the intro mom! I’ve made it.

One thing to pump the breaks on your swoon, Ryu. What happens when you throw slow and lose velo due to short ramp up?
Fastball velo:
2019: 90.7 mph
7/24/20: 89.9 mph
7/30/20: 88.3 pmh
Ruhroh Raggy. Its going down instead of up.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

His groundball rate is going down: 38.7% (2019: 50.4%) they are elevating him. And looks like his command is suffering too. He has already issued 4 walks compared to 24 all of last year and he’s hitting the zone anf getting first pitch strikes a few ticks less (small sample) but still real.

summation, I probably don’t want to stick around while he finds himself.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

1. Is Jordan Montgomery someone to care about in a 12 teamer? My pitching blows so looking for a lightning bolt. Would have to drop either Merrill or Gallegos (holds and saves league so was hoping Gallegos could help.).

2. Is Nimmo worth rostering? Mercado or Cesar would go.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Daniel Murphy has a man-bun.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

And Wade Davis is shitty.

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Dumbass Lovullo starting Lamb again. It must be love when your .193 hitting 1B from 2019 is down to .067 and you keep rolling him out there.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Are we dropping Edwin Diaz at this point? The Mets have several viable alternatives.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

after tonight i don’t know how viable those alternatives are

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

Damn. They all suck.

J-FOH
J-FOH
2 years ago

FML, hows it go?

That R CL I did for Royce got auto drafted. Man, my pitching was all starters. Tons of fun.

I’m going to casually play it out for shits and giggles. How are you feeling about your leagues knowing that all your players are sitting in the chamber of some weird game of Russian Roulette?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I grew a spiritual mustache. I’ll waft its vibes your way.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I was so cool that you didn’t even know I was cool because your perception of cool was limited to your hollywood lifestyle cool….we cool?

I’ll tweet you a good pic of the stache when I take one

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

On a serious note. I’ve been playing OOTP baseball which has been a fun replacement for fantasy and takes me back to childhood because you collect cards and the build teams to compete (among lots of other modes they have)

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It just a baseball sim game. Lots of modes. A season takes a week. You can play tournaments. They have a fantasy style game too that Ralph was telling me about. You can even enter your whole league into a sim and let it play out.

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Wily Adams’s batting 3rd tonight..

Keeping my eye on that guy..

Scrapski
Scrapski
2 years ago

Grey!
Madrigal or C Taylor?
Thanks

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

I’m in a 10 team redraft mixed league, and am pondering picking up any/some of these pitchers.  I’d appreciate it if you could help me rank them.

* Canning

* Merrill Kelly

* Bassit

* Turnbull

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Season could be shit down as early as Monday. Woof.

If it happens we need a scapegoat. I blame Jorge Alfaro. First Marlin to go down last week. He must have gone out looking for some strange in Atlanta and instead of syphilis he caught Corona.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Manfred being like the dad threatening the kids he’ll turn the car around 3 hours into an 8 hour road trip cause the kids are misbehaving in the back seat… empty threat – he’s driving on with no bathroom breaks no matter what

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Grey!! I have holland, I know he sucks should I drop for drake, rosenthal, goody, or m. Barnes?

As far as catcher I’ve been adding and dropping Jansen and Carson Kelly. Should I just add varsho, Molina is available as well.

And for the last question, currently rostering Hampton, and choo as bench players, should I drop for Hoerner, long or jacoby Jones?

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

Hey grey! Where does Solak stack against Teoscar, O’Neill and those types for you? Seems to be hitting #2 pretty much every day now…

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

Thx!

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Dannys in the doghouse. Cut for Madrigal, McMahon, Hilliard or Bux?

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Great! I will hold him.

I Need a starter badly and Paxton owner is fed up after one inning of his work. I could part with an OF. Would you take the risk and do any of these? And I assume Akiyama is the first I should offer, right?

1. Bux
2. Mercado
3. Akiyama

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

I’m in a jam Grey and have to sit one – who is it? Is it crazy to think Springer? I usually employ a “never bench your studs” approach, but Lewis and Grisham are both so hot rn.

Olson @ SEA, T. Walker ($25.1)
Rizzo v. PIT, T. Williams ($13.7)
Springer @LAA, Andriese ($32.4)
Soler v. CHW, Keuchel ($10.3)
K. Lewis v. OAK, Manaea (-$5.9)
T. Grisham @ COL, Gray ($35.1)

J-Money
J-Money
2 years ago

Whatsup Grey,

Welcome back man. Was hoping your have some of those Rangers in the sell today. How long is the leash for Dannys and Calhoun?

Thanks man, hope all is well