From Trade Deadline insanity with Juan Soto to a new Royals’ middle infielder. Is that a sad trombone playing Narco by Blasterjaxx, the come-out music for Edwin Diaz? Not cool! By the way, if you don’t know Narco, you should. It’s trumpetilicious. So, with Whit Merrifield shipped off, uh, shipped towards Toronto, not sure if he can get in there, Michael Massey (2-for-3) was called up, and could see at-bats at 2nd base for the Royals. Why do we care, am I right? “Give it to me straight, Grey, I don’t have time for too much jibber-jabbering!” That’s you. Fair enough, Massey was a top 100 prospect for Itch, and he said, “Can argue for Michael Massey higher than this (in the rankings), especially if you’re seeking short-term help. He’s been a successful hitter his whole baseball life: something I always like to see. It’s rarer than you might think. Much rarer than Grey saying something dumb.” That’s not nice, man! In 33 Triple-A games, Massey went 7/4/.325 with a 24.5% strikeout rate, but he’s a high hit tool guy. Kinda reminds me a young Benintendi. Call him Youngintendi. For now, just 15 team mixed league worthy or deeper, but the monocle is on the cyclops. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bobby Witt Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer. Hey, just running something by ya here: If I change my name to Bobby Witt Sr., am I entitled to some of Bobby Jr.’s future earnings? Maybe more of a question for my attorney.

Brady Singer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.67. Not a great look after I showcased him last week. Yes, that’s the important thing here. Not that he pitched poorly, but that I highlighted him. I’d try to hold him for one more start. Streamonator likes his next one, and so do I, even if it’s kinda the same matchup.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in four games and 14th homer in 103 games. Okay, that last one’s less impressive.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.87. Not to take too much away from Lynn, because it’s nice to see him actually pitch decently, and I want to relish that like I’m a boiled hot dog, but, as said yesterday, there’s some really terrible teams out there right now, and a great time to stream anyone decent.

Tarik Skubal – Hit the IL with arm fatigue. Hopefully, the Tigers just shut him down the rest of the year. Though, one could say that for their entire team. Back in April.

Joe Ryan – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.67. After he gave up ten runs to the pre-Soto Padres his last time out, I sorta gave up faith in Ryan. This was a solid bounce back, but Streamonator loved yesterday’s and hates his next, and I agree.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. “Hey, let’s not try to carry the body all the way up to the mountain peak. The family won’t mind if we toss him off this cliff–Whoa! Hold on! Castellanos moved! He’s alive?!”

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.69. I don’t have aces so I wouldn’t know exactly how it feels, but, on the outside looking in, it feels like you can’t trust any pitcher, top 5 starter or top 50.

David Robertson – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.18, as he got his 15th save, and 1st post-trade save. Glad to see Rob Thomson isn’t out to lunch with his former bandmates, and is making smart decisions.

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.09. This guy’s gone through so many different looks this year from Ground Chuck to Salty Charlie to Chazz Facepalminteri and now briefly looking like Charles In Charge.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Trey Mancini’s new park didn’t hurt him here, as this home run to left in Houston would’ve been a routine fly out to the shortstop in Baltimore. Or maybe Trey Mancini just imagined hitting it to Josh Lowe’s cheek.

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.62. Astros are like the only team that has five starters who could all get a Razzball lede. Bigger accomplishment than a Cy Young award? Meh, who am I to say? That’s for the sportswriters and stats keepers to argue over.

Ross Stripling – Hit the IL with a glute strain. That’s what happens when you try to fart without first having your finger pulled.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. This guy’s gonna be one of the toughest guys to peg this offseason. Are you Team Teoscar Was Real In 2021 or Team Teoscar Was Real In 2022? Objects directly in rearview mirror always take precedence but also closer than they might appear.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.47, and his career and season-high in strikeouts. Can we talk about how Perez is not only kicking major seat with his ratios, but he’s also striking out guys now too? Might have to reevaluate my general feelings on Perez this offseason (at which time he will revert to being lousy for next year).

Jonathan Hernandez – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.00, as he pitched the 9th in a non-save situation, which isn’t good, if he’s the closer, but I don’t know if he is, which is also not good.

Jonah Heim – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .259. He’s been fine (for a catcher), so don’t take this the wrong way, but the Rangers spent $500 million this offseason and Jonah Heim is their three-hole hitter. I’d laugh, but the Covid would turn that into a fifteen-minute coughing attack.

Kyle Bradish – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.55. Streamonator hated this start, and hates his next one, but all the Orioles do is get decent starts from some of the worst starters.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, but not just any homer. He hit that one 450 feet. Um, dubya tee eff. Amed got the giddy up? When he get the giddy up?

Oscar Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Guess that’s why they demoted Franmil. I still don’t like it. Sorry, not to sound like a grouch with Oscar.

Alek Thomas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Whoa, I didn’t even know he homered once, let alone that many times. Welp, just looked at his game log. No wonder I forgot he homered that many times, it had been over a month. I can barely remember Tuesday.

Brandon Drury – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer, a grand slam, in his first game with the Padres, as he hit 6th in the order. No, Brandon Rural-Juror, you’re out of order!

Jake Cronenworth – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Also, in this game, Manny Machado (3-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 19th homer. Then the Justice League All-Stars Captain, Sexy Dr. Pepper, Juan Soto went 1-for-3, 1 run with two walks. But he also smiled at someone who was choking and saved their life, so how about you lay off him, okay?

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.16. Great, super, adjective, but I am was once pointing to my Lance Lynn blurb.

Dinelson Lamet – Designated for assignment by his new team, the Brewers. That move’s got my brain donning a pair of Riddler leotards filled with question marks. Can the Padres just reclaim him for s’s and g’s?

Freddy Peralta – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.46, as he was activated from the IL. In case people have forgotten about Daddy’s big-time love for FreddyKBB. It’s still immense. I’m one of the biggest FreddyKBB fans. Is he fully healthy? Have to imagine after he’s been out that long, but he might take a few starts to get totally stretched out. I’m rostering him while he figures it out, but prolly not starting him until I see something better.

Devin Williams – 0 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.82. So, I have good news and bad news, which do you want to hear first? You know what the good and bad news are already, huh? So, he worked the 9th, and, yeah, maybe don’t lose Taylor Rogers just yet.

Oneil Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. It almost seems impossible when he makes connect and the ball doesn’t go out.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .255. He connected off Devin Williams for the game-winning homer and, for that reason, I am currently mad at him. I’ll get over of it. But give me some time.

David Bednar – Hit the IL with lower back inflammation. Gonna need the eye-patched chiropractor. “Argh, is it your lower lumbar?” Wil Crowe is the guy to grab for Pirates saves.

Jose Barrero – 0-for-3, as he was called up, and became the Reds’ newest shortstop. Ya know what today is? The day after the trade deadline when we finally try to piece together what all these trynothing teams are doing with their lineups. So, Barrero’s been a long-time favorite of mine. ACKSUALLY I drafted him in one NL-Only league back in March. Welp, dropped his ass about two months ago, but that shows how much I did like him. He’s a Cuban raftee that has great speed and some power, but might not make any contact. In Triple-A, he went 9/5/.209 with a 37.6% strikeout rate. Yeouch.

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.88. If you drafted Judge and Sandy, congrats on winning your fantasy league and owning a time machine!

Luke Williams – 3-for-3, 1 run and his 7th, 8th, and 9th steal. So, Jon Berti returned under an alias?

Zach Jackson – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.83, and the first post-Trivino save. Jackson’s the guy, and might be even when Dany Jimenez returns, if he returns. Whatever happened to that guy?

Alex Cobb – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and I can see why. He’s going against the 1927 Padres.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer. Albombso!

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, his first homer as a Met and a grand salami. I bet. Nice work, Slim!

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.61, and his 8th straight start of throwing at least 6 innings, the longest streak of his career. You’d be hard-pressed to find a starter who I won’t start vs. the Gnats.

Josh Palacios – 1-for-3 as he plays right field for the Gnats. No fall off there from the last guy! Here’s what Itch said about Palacios previously, “Washington OFJosh Palacios (27, AAA) has played well all year after the club claimed him off waivers from Toronto, slashing .299/.384/.451 with nine home runs and 19 stolen bases. His plate skills have been impressive: 10.7% BB and 16.0% K, and I can’t see anyone on the roster who should keep Palacios on the sideline after the deadline. The club should be able to move Josh BellNelson Cruz and perhaps even Juan Soto, and while they’ll likely get a high-minors piece or two in exchange, they’d be wise to avoid making the same mistake they made last year in pigeon-holing the kinds of pieces they’d like to get back. Keibert Ruiz is fine, but the team is awful enough with an empty system that it won’t be able to maximize the low-cost windows on Ruiz or Josiah Gray. This team needs a full reset. Best play would be to take as many high upside teeny bopper types as they can get. With all this opportunity incoming, it would be nice to point to several young Nats who could help a fantasy squad if given the chance, but Palacios is pretty much the only game in town unless you count David Dahl, who signed with the club last week. Also, Grey stinks.” Okay, not cool, but thank you for that breakdown!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Eugenio feels like a guy who will get to wear the Yankee pinstripes at some point when he’s way over-the-hill.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .209. Oye como yay!

Jesse Winker – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .227. “You mean I can actually see the right field fence from home plate in this park?” That’s Jesse Winker enjoying hitting on the road.

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he broke an oh-for-9, and I just dropped him in my RCL, which might be the thing that Kelenic needs. Please, if you have him, drop him. Let’s see if that’s what he needs to fix his contact issues. If he’s available in your league, pick him up and drop him. It’s up to us now!

Luis Castillo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.95 in his first start with his new club, the Mariners. After the trade, Castillo removed the red highlights from his dreadlocks, and replaced them with blue. Only time that’s a bad thing is when it’s artificial raspberry flavoring.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.56. As Cole allowed six runs in the 1st inning, which was the most runs Cole’s allowed in any inning in his career. Did the Mariners make a trade deadline deal for Billy Crystal? If you get that joke, you get a biscuit. If you don’t get that joke, the biscuit is stale and you’re not missing out on anything. (People who got the biscuit, don’t tell others how delicious that biscuit is.) I could say now about how you should never draft a top starter, but a victory lap? In this economy? With that said, I wanna leave you with one of the greatest moments in sports history. RIP Vin:

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Herschel
Herschel
2 days ago

@Grey: looks like Holmes might be out as closer? Assuming they would go to Chapman before Effross?

Josh
Josh
2 days ago

Thanks again Grey for doin what you do…

Who you like better in a dynasty league, Menendez or Keiber? Would it be crazy to keep both?

lolmets
lolmets
3 days ago

dont forget brandon lowe in your recap :)

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
3 days ago

AL and NL only leagues trade deadline FAAB priority time. both spots OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. QS over wins, holds added 6×6 h2h 10 teamers.
NL:
C: ruiz
1B: tellez
2B: rodgers (SS)
SS: rodgers (2B)
3B: riley (1B)
MI: wong (2B)
CI: votto (1B)
OF (4): wisdom (1B/3B), suzuki, danish candybar (nootbaar), o’neill
util (1): m.vargas (3B)
BN: mccarthy (OF)
IR: harper
SP: steele, gibson, neidert (only other for sure starters out there minor/espino), ranger, t.anderson, rodon, clevinger, greene
RP (max 4): k-rob, sera anthony (loved it that they are the late inning likely tandem now), l.garcia, helsley
IR: houser, matz, treinen, t.rogers (MIA)

(1): guessing the hitters (gallo, marsh, grossman and worse) i already have better players than them and ignore entirely, for SP i’m guessing this is right order to bid on: j-mont, thor, odorizzi (r-iggy and m.bush on the RP side i also have better or breakeven guys and ignore them too)

AL:
C: raleigh
1B: naylor (OF)
2B: g.torres (SS)
SS: arroyo (2B/3B/OF)
3B: j.smith (OF/SS)
MI: massey (2B)
CI: miggy (1B)
OF (4): straw, o-gonz, lou bob, sheets (1B)
util otani (hitter only)
BN: w.castro (2B/SS/OF)
IR: stanton, story
NA (1): franmil (dropped torkelson lately)
SP: junk (yeah that didn’t go well this time), berrios, ray, blackburn, bradish (that one did though), voth, singer, b.keller
RP (4): stephan, schreiber, houck, pressly
IR: c.morris, zerpa, wells, civale, feyeriesen

(2): hitter order for here: pham, d.peralta, hosmer (over miggy)

mahle obviously would be wanted, but from previous bids i won’t be affording him. pham and definitely d.peralta, possibly hosmer are winnable though.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

in 1 good news is so far mostly the other bidders like thor and some even odorizzi better than j-mont, which makes no sense. in 2, just noticed junk was replaced by touki (not that he did great either), he’d be a very cheap win if an upgrade over junk. AL only deep pitching is always terrible, still seems worse than NL guys (i.e. the DH didn’t change much)

J C
J C
3 days ago

Which side?
His Kwan and Vaughn for my L Urias, Pham and Bautista. I would use the open spot to activate JulRod next week.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
3 days ago

Do we think Musgrove is gonna sink this second half? Tempted to offer him for Jose Abreu over Bieber. Which is best: musgrove for Abreu, Bieber for Abreu, or neither?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 days ago

What’s good Grey (afternoon edition)?

The ol’ 12-team keeper deadline is tomorrow and wanted to bounce a couple ideas off of you. All of these trades are “sells” for me to different contenders who are going to make the playoffs. So you don’t think I have manure for brains, all four players I’m giving them are upgrades over who they already have playing there. Just want to know if they’re fair offers and which side would you want?

(A) Soto FOR India, Eloy, Santander, and Holmes.

(B) Riley FOR India, Eloy, Santander and Holmes.

(C)

(D) Baby Vlad FOR India, Eloy, Santander and Holmes.

Appreciate your help, my dude.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

If you were a playoff team and had Soto, Riley, or Vlad Jr. would these offers seem fair assuming your upgrading positions of need? Nobody likes insulting offers.

smokie
smokie
3 days ago

jared walsh on waivers. rojas or india worth dropping for him? thanks grey

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  smokie
3 days ago

he’s been so bad he’s being dropped in a lot of spots lately. saw it in a 16 teamer with deep starting rosters lately.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  smokie
3 days ago

Not India. Rojas? Meh.

J C
J C
3 days ago

1. Pick top two to take a chance on: Alek, Jarren, L Urias, McCarthy.
2. Pick one: Vaz, Kelly, Grandahl
3. One for saves, ratios: Bautista, Wick, Scott.

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
3 days ago

Hey Grey, a bit late to the party today !

Question for you,

Would I be giving up too much here, would receive Andres Gimenez and Bieber for my Ketel Marte, Frankie Montas and Mahle.

My rotation is looking good just got deGrom back.

Steals are tight, 4 teams below me within 2 steals

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
3 days ago

Merrifeild is now vacinated

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
3 days ago

that solves the “how long after being vaccined would somebody be allowed into canada” question, or well, we will shortly, they have at least 2 road series’ starting today that he would’ve been able to make already (@ MIN, then @ BAL. i figured it was still like 10+ days of waiting till he could get into canada (still might be that, it wasn’t noted in whit’s blurbs) from the day he got it.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
3 days ago

I thought that was a stipulation put into that trade.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

be pretty funny if TOR was so silly as not to do that. like the mess drafting k.rocker at what 14th overall then not signing him since “he’s injured” as if they couldn’t have known about that beforehand if say they were a functioning org. wasting moves/picks is hilarious.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Funny how flexible some people’s stances are on certain things when their circumstances change, such as – I don’t know – being traded to the Yankees…

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 days ago

did benintendi have this done to him already, seems that’s what’s being intimated. i know arenado’s response to being asked “what if STL gets to the finals vs TOR, would you still not get vaccined” etc and he said he’d likely reassess if/when that was possible of occurring (later in playoffs, if TOR was still in it). then the small possibility of vaccine doing something shrinks up to “hmm not playing in half the WS games or not vs getting vaccined or not” changes.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 days ago

forgot, you may here have meant the funny “no beards” NYY rule.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 days ago

Classic post-extension outing from Musgrove going on here.

Steve
Steve
3 days ago

Prefer Profar or Merrifield as UTIL in 10T redraft 5×5

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 days ago

Hi Grey,

With Kris Bryant on IL again, i have one 3B. Wilmer Flores is my only 3B besides Bryant. i was thinking of waiving Michael Harris II to pick up Jaimer Candelera. i have a couple of CF’s. Thoughts?

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

thanks!

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  martinrostoker
3 days ago

i’d watch m.vargas’ playing time (so far only starting 1/3 days up, but that first one might have been affected by traveling day of call up) if you badly need 3B guy. likely not added yet in regular sized leagues.

Sandman
Sandman
3 days ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up!

Thairo Estrada and Chris Taylor are both seemingly back this weekend. Do you like any of them over Morel or Hoerner?

Thanks!

mr. glass
mr. glass
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Just to hop on this would you prefer Estrada over Peña?

toolshed
toolshed
3 days ago

Mancini out of lineup today. Don’t tell me he is in a platoon now. Tucker is out today too so an OF spot was open.

BallerAndy
BallerAndy
3 days ago

Hey man, 12 team league, I need at least 2 SP bad! These guys were dropped but it WILL take 6-10% to get one since our league HOARDS SP

Who to put a little FAAB on? Need wins ERA ( I have $74 left off $100)

Sean Manaea
Joe Ryan
Eric Lauer
Jordan Montgomery
Taijuan Walker

Alps
Alps
3 days ago

Grey
I know you said you liked Singer’s next start against Chicago
but
would you drop him for Snell, Suarez or Detmers
I need wins and K’s

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

cool
thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 days ago

12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft

Needs are all offensive cats, especially HR, but steals would be easiest to make up ground. I’m tops in saves by double digits.

1) Need two drops.

2) Would Soto and/or Helsley be enough to trade for Castellanos?

C – Melendez
1B – Olson
2B – E. Duran
SS – Lux
3B – Candelario
OF – L. Robert, E. Jimenez, O’Neill
UTIL – Naylor, Mountcastle
BN – R. Urias
DL – C. Taylor
SP – K. Wright, C. Javier, Heaney, Snell, Singer, Montas
RP – T. Rogers, Soto, Doval, Helsley, T. Scott, Crowe, Z. Jackson, Wick

Thanks in advance.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 days ago

Oh great Grey,

I need a DH for a points league ros. Who do you like?

Eloy, Blackmon, or Santander

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 days ago

Hey Grey, 10-team mixed keeper league, I am out of it and working to stack my team for next year. I was just offered his Robbie Ray ($1) for my Tanner Houck ($1). I figured to immediately accept, but then saw how bad Ray has been recently. Any issues with Ray that I should be aware of? Any reason for me not to jump all over this trade? I do like Houck but SAGNOF! Thanks

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

thanks grey, it was one of the out of the blue, too good to be true type deals where i wasnt sure if i was missing something! trade has been accepted. thanks as always!

Bish
Bish
3 days ago

Grey,

who are your two favorite 2-starters for next week?

Cueto @KC; Det
Gallen PIT; @Colo
Lynn @KC; Det
MPerez @Hou; SEA
Snell SF; @Wash
Urquidy TX; OAK

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Yep, I like Snell. Will keep an eye on what a McCullers return might do to Urquidy. Will Astros go back to a 6-man? Gallen and Perez each have a start that scares me. I wish we had a couple more Lynn starts to dissect before trusting him again.

Anyway, thanks as always, Grey!

toolshed
toolshed
3 days ago

Segura or India ros? I have stuck with India all year, not sure if the “best” has yet to come. Improvement for india may still equate to sucking since the bar has been lowered considerably since the start of the year.

Crusso
Crusso
3 days ago

Sup Grey!

Clase or Cease ROS?

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 days ago

Will Oakland hit some HRs tonight? Piscotty doesn’t know!

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 days ago

Donovan Solano or Ramon Urias ROS?

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
3 days ago

Late question
sit one
Montgomery vs Yanks
Sonny Grey at LAD
Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 days ago

Coolwhip just alerted me on Rengifo.

Pick one for 3b (intermediate term).
Rengifo
Candelaria
Vargus

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 days ago

What’s good Grey? Out of the playoff chase in a 12-team keeper (keep six forever) and looking at trade options. A couple of questions for you…

(A) If you had Trea, Bichette, and India and you only could hold onto two of them, who’s the odd man out?

(B) Austin Riley is a potential target, what range would you have him ranked going into next season?

(C)

(D) Are you still feeling symptoms?

Appreciate the feedback, my dude.

Hi to Ted!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

I thought India would be the choice, but a little bit of me thought age might of factored in a keeper (4 years difference).

kcc26
kcc26
3 days ago

most likely to help this year: Flaherty, J. Gray, Buehler?

Thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 days ago

Hi Grey,

Segura was activated from the IL, and I don’t have any one from my roster to swap him out with. Is Melancon the drop in order to give Barrero an opportunity? When Harris returns to the lineup, DeJong, Thomas, and Barrero would be the 3 guys I’d be playing matchups for 1 lineup spot.

CA  Wm. Contreras  
1B   Walker
2B   Edman
3B  Morel
SS  DeJong
INF  Voit
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto
OF   O’Neill
OF   Harris II
UT   A. Thomas
B     Barrero
IL    Segura

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Cobb, Lauer, Quintana, Garrett
RP  Ta. Rogers, A. Diaz, Finnegan, Melancon

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Thank you!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 days ago

Great work Grey!

Finnegan or Z Jackson (closer)

What do you think about Houck? It’s weird how they’re using him… sometimes doesn’t play for a while and sometimes he’s the closer… ????

Would you keep him instead of one of the above mentioned?

Thanks again

Earle The Pearl
Earle The Pearl
3 days ago

Different positions Grey, but wondering who you like more going forward.

Rowdy Tellez or Hunter Renfroe ?

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
3 days ago

sup sup greyski

can we count on JDM to put any dong back in his name or what? I typically trust the back of the baseball card but I feel like my mans has to b nursing an inj… the thing is, I can get him for Joe Ryan st8 up – worth the gamble?

Next, and Ik it depends on needs, but pls gimme a gut pick here:

j peña for boba tea
j peña for robbie ray and kershaw….

thx king.

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

swag. ty.

to clarify you’d take boba for peña over
ray AND kersh for peña right?

LetPeteIn4192
LetPeteIn4192
3 days ago

Grey love ya bro! My RP love is KILLING me from being able to stream SP

ROTO I am 8th in saves at 48, but to get to third I am only 8 back from 4th

Should I continue to roster Seranthony and Rogers?

I own Bautista, Finnegan, Tepera, Wick, Crowe, Seranthony and Rogers

Drew
Drew
3 days ago

thanks, as always, Grey!

1.Muncy or Segura as 2B in a 16-team OPS ROS?
2.Who’s the drop when Tatis is activated, Walsh or Hoerner?
3.Solid start for Vargas…and today he’s sitting. You think he will play enough in LAD to roster as a bench bat?

PDXEXPRESS
PDXEXPRESS
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Follow up – first, hope you continue to feel better. I’m dealing w/ old uncle Vid right now, and it uniformly sucks.

Second, Muncy has the starts at 3B since Turner was IL’d/forced into retirement. He’s actually hitting better the last week – less K’s, more thump – and generally hits 5th behind the world beaters at the top. Is he the pickup over Vargas? I love the steals – but the Dodgers love consistency and vets. Thoughts?

PDXEXPRESS
PDXEXPRESS
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Thanks man – be well!

Jason
Jason
3 days ago

Tyler O’Neil or Seiya Suzuki in 10 team redraft H2H.

HomerMike89
HomerMike89
3 days ago

Grey you rock man!

Add Joe Ryan drop Walker? Need WINS and ERA

12T redraft roto, I dropped Joe Ryan the other day and see his schedule (other than @LAD, is KC, TX, SF, BOS and after NYY Ryan has CLE twice, and TX again, looks great!

Hate dropping T Walker for him due to his schedule, ending the year with OAK, PIT, MIA and PIT again

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
3 days ago

Grey, 10T 5X5 Category Keeper League

No positional need, mainly looking for keeper value for next year.
Please rank:

N. Gorman
R. Laureano
T. Pham
T.Grisham
H. Bader
B. Stott

Thank you in advance.

kcc26
kcc26
3 days ago

there have probably already been 5-10 closer questions but—are you taking a shot on Fairbanks, Quijada or Jackson if you need saves?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 days ago

Morel is essentially useless, buy he’s my only 3B. Are any of these an improvement?
Aledmys Diaz (probably best, but also risky PT)
miguel Vargas (risk that he’ll be dropped?)
Candelaria
Ramon Urias (seems to have hit a wall — ~ Morel)

I’m leaning Candelaria.

Last edited 3 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
happyharry
happyharry
3 days ago

Grey,
1- Dropping Franmil-Please rank JTurner, Laureano, Bohm, OCruz?
2-Would you drop Walsh, Nimmo or Muncy for JT, Ramon, Bohm, Cruz, Alek?
3-Activate Peralta-Drop SGray, Singer or Berrios?
4-Would you drop Singer or Berrios or JGray for Suarez, Gallen or Ashby?
thanks Man for all your help!!

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
3 days ago

Hey Grey,

Back again, Batter’s side of things

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 Hayes as my 3B and he’s killing me. Options on the Wire (I can move Hayes to the Bench hoping he picks things up):

3B – A. Diaz, J. Candelario, N. Gorman, G. Urshela, R. Urias, N. Lopez, J. Wendle, L. Rengifo

Players I could drop:

I have Hader and could drop one of Doval or S. Barlow and just rock 2 RP’s (we have 3SP spots, 2RP slots, 2P spots -> I typ run with 3 relievers)

?Marv

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 days ago

Forgot to ask earlier: Ross Stripling – hold in 12-team of cut loose?

Jeff Graup
Jeff Graup
3 days ago

Miggy Vargas!!!!!

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Jeff Graup
3 days ago

But not starting today :(

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson
3 days ago

whoa whoa whoa…holdupasec, Grey. Your mustache is great and all, but I think I need you to define what Streamanator “likes” and “hates”. You’re tellin me SoN likes Singer’s $4.1 start but hates Joe Ryan’s $2.5 start? I think Prospect Itch is right…you stink! /s

RIP Vin :(

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

I always noticed that, too. And now the way Yahoo handles waiver claims, whenever there’s drastic changes in the numbers from one day to the next, I’m always like “oh, SoN, why do you hate me so much?”, but I never get a response

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Thomas Jackson
3 days ago

Gotta check that SoN e’ryday SON.

Pops
Pops
3 days ago

Forgot my question. Do you think Vargas sticks around or is he just warming the seat for Gallo?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
3 days ago

Hey Grey,

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

I’m looking to acquire some pitching from someone who is flush with pitchers and wants picks (well and some of my prospects). Could you comment on ROS for the following guys and any concerns on close to play-off time extra rest (for older guys) and/or innings limits for younger ?

Scherzer, Kershaw, Castillo, Strider, Springs (he has other but won’t sell them)

I think I’m leaning towards Scherzer + Strider combo depending on his asks, what do you think/those the guys you’d try to get ?

Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

awesome, thanks

toolshed
toolshed
3 days ago

Getting back to Taylor Ward…would you rather hold Kyle Lewis or Ward? Need to cut one. Thanks

Umpy70
Umpy70
3 days ago

hey grey,

trade deadline day! i got some questions for you please!

  1. which side do you like better for a return on a trade.

a) schwaber edwin diaz quintana
b) josh bell, bassitt, helsey

im leaning a, but i could use the pitching, and like bassitt

2 . someone dropped sale, is he worth picking up H2H ROS? is he going to be able to make an impact?

3 . Gibson or quintana ROS

thats all i got right now, but might post later!

Thanks Grey

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

thanks man

sorry was just going to mention that im giving up Oneill cruz in a keeper league for that return of A.

trying to make it a 3 peat, but seems like cruz has been on fire lately…

maybe i shouldnt do it?

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

no bell bassitt helsey

im giving up oneill cruz and a few smaller pieces

keeper league,

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Umpy70
3 days ago

i maybe could keep bassitt and helsey for another year if i do the swap

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

sorry man!

im trading oneill cruz and a few other insignificant pieces for

bassitt helsey and josh bell

keeper league,

cruz looks like he can easily hit 30 homers and 30 sb next year though :o

but i got a real good chance at a 3 peat…

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Umpy70
3 days ago

i also have the same deal for the A scenario (schwaber, quintana, diaz) but i think i need the pitching (bassitt over quintana) more than i need the hitting (schwaber obviously better than bell)

but its close….thats why im leaning B for myself.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 days ago

Hey Grey – no IL room – drop Bednar for Crowe?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

or is Story a better drop?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

ok thanks!

Pops
Pops
3 days ago

I’m not in the habit of defending 2-pitch pitchers, because they seem like they’re always in danger of going off the rails, Ynoa what I mean? But Singer seemed to be struggling with the rain.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 days ago

Who would you rather start for the rest of the week.

Kwan vs Houston-4 games
McNeil vs Atl-5 games(double hitter)
Wong vs Pitt(1game) & Cin(3 games)

All three have been hot. Just best all around player for the rest of the week.

Thank you

smokie
smokie
3 days ago

drop urias or rojas for jeff mcneil?

Nordberg
Nordberg
3 days ago

Alfaro or Raleigh?

Nordberg
Nordberg
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Thank you for all your hard work!!

stevie
stevie
3 days ago

One more quick hitter Grey, bad 3B on bad teams. Morel, Jeimer, Kebryan- who do you prefer for a 12-team redraft? Or take a flier on Vargas?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
3 days ago

Hey Grey! Sorry for the double-up in questions today!

In my 10 team 5×5 + OBP league i am behind in wins and Ks and strong in HR,RBI. (middle pack for saves)

Would you trade:

My Schwarber and Sandoval for his Rodon and Gregory Soto?

thanks,

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

thanks!

Phi
Phi
3 days ago

Hey Grey, what do you think of this trade I just made? It’s a 12-team roto league, 6×6 (OPS and holds). I’m currently in 1st place in this league, but the team behind me in 2nd is VERY good and has a better roster, and is about 5 points behind me:

I received Yordan Alvarez and Max Muncy and I traded away Adolis Garcia, Ryan Mountcastle, Rowdy Tellez and Kyle Wright.

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
3 days ago

Hey Grey! Awesome write up!

2) I know Lance Lynn was against the royals, but his velocity was back up, he was dropped so I’m wondering if I should take a chance? Would you drop Ashby, lauer, cobb or sandoval for him?

Freedminds
Freedminds
3 days ago

Tellez and Bieber for McClanahan and Vargas an overpay ?

I have been streaming the 3B slot most of the year and have who Vargas replaced on the IL, Justin Turner.

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Ok awesome, Tellez has been awesome this year, but I need some PA’s with the 3B, may as well get both Dodgers.

Cheers !

Jeffe
Jeffe
3 days ago

As usual, the best daily write up in on the interwebs! Thanks! I got this offer this morning: Vlad for Schwarber and Urias. Which side wins? If I did it, I could pick up any of these pitchers of waivers: Snell, Manaea, Heaney or Cobb. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
3 days ago

Will also add I have McCullers on the IL.

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Appreciate it! I’m shocked to see you recommend Snell! What a time to be alive!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 days ago

14 team h2h league

Bench Sonny Gray at home against Toronto?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

Apparently I didn’t tap confirm button for my SP yesterday, and Lynn/Urquidy combined 73 points on my bench :(

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 days ago

Hi Grey,

i followed your advice and took Brady Singer and will follow your advice and start him again.

i really need to conserve pitching innings . i have only 64 starts. would you use one with TB’s Jeffrey Springs on the road at Detroit?

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

i am sorry. just wasn’t clear. Would you start or sit Springs?

thanks for all your hard work!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 days ago

thanks!

stevie
stevie
3 days ago

Quick question Grey, pickup either Naylor or C. Walker for Mountcastle? Or hold? Thx.