Mike Clevinger is old school.  Not old school like really old school, but instead what we’d consider old school.  Ya know, good.  That’s one adjective for old school nowadays.  Like things were once better.  Of course, shizz was sideways with grabby hands and unhappy people during old school times too, but there’s a Gaussian blur of nostalgia that washes over people to make them think old school is good.  So, Mike Clevinger is old school like that.  He’s also old school in that he can throw a lot of pitches.  Not really old school like when Vida Blue used to throw 175 pitches by the 3rd inning, get an arm transplant then come out and throw another 100 pitches with a groundskeeper’s arm sloppily attached to his shoulder.  Nah, not real old school, but old school as we think about it in the new school.  That’s Mike Clevinger.  A youngish starter (he’s 28) who can throw 200 IP, when so many other starters are lucky to get through 150.  Yesterday, Mike Clevinger went 7 IP, 0 ER 1 hit, 3 walks, 12 Ks as he did exactly what I expected from him when I said he was a number one starter coming into this year and you said, “Grey, you’re handsome as fudge, but Clevinger is a #2.”  Nah, you’re doing a number two out yo’ mouth, Clevinger is a number one.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tim Anderson – Out for a few days because his wife went into labor.  Or if a Brit’s reading, his wife’s in Labour and her baby’s about to make a Vajexit.  Grey’s working topical!

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That’s a nice start, which is also what I say about anyone facing the Indians.

Giancarlo Stanton – Hit the IL with a biceps strain, and will be out about a month.  While in a bubble bath on Saturday, I accidentally bite my Giancarlo sex doll’s arm, but I was wearing wax vampire teeth and I don’t believe in voodoo, but this coincidence is uncanny.  I feel terrible if it’s my fault.  Clint Frazier was called up, and should see playing time while Stanton and Hicks are both sidelined.  ‘Clint Frazier is being called up’ is also the answer to the trivia question, “Whatever happened to Clint Frazier?”  He’d likely be in his 3rd year of the majors if he was on any other team, so it’s not a bad flyer if you’re down an outfielder.  He’s around a 15/15/.260 guy over 162 games.

Miguel Andujar – Hit the IL with a labrum tear, which might require season-ending surgery.  As I fall into a great depression, I yell, “Noooooo….it…..was….supposed….to….be….Tulowitzki….”  It would seem the fates of the Yankees and Mets are connected like Wei-Yin and Yang.  When the Mets do well, the Yanks do poorly, and vice versa.  Only it’s been vice versa for the last eighteen years.  Tyler Wade was recalled when someone asked, “What the hell are the Yankees going to do now?”  DJ LeMahieu stands to get everyday at-bats.

Domingo German – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks.  Not to be confused with Domingo Santana, who is Domingod.  See, if you say Domingod German, then you get into real dicey areas about race.  Any hoo!  German faced one of the worst teams, but I do like him and, according to the Streamonator, it gets even better next time out.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Rudy texted me yesterday, “My Sanchez draft pick is looking good, until he gets injured and is out for two months.”  Yup.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (1).  Gardner is picking up all the pieces!  Do we have to pay extra for that?  I just wanted him to take out the garbage.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER and 5 unearned runs.  My heart almost gave out on that ticker shock!

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Tildaddy says you can have dessert!

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Ugh, it’s been almost sixteen hours since I’ve mentioned him on a podcast.  I need to hear my own voice say his name!

David Hess – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 1 walk, 8 Ks.  So, um, hey, are the Jays gonna be practically no-hit every game?  Asking for a friend.  By the by, I had a hearty, full-throated laugh yesterday when I received a notification on my phone that said David Hess has a no hitter.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Member in the preseason when I said the O’s had no one else to hit third besides Villar?  True, and he could hit third for the Jays, Diamondbacks, Angels, Tigers, O’s, Marlins, Rays, Pirates…And it’s not because he’s that amazing.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In related O’s news, Chris Davis is hitting .000.

Richard Bleier – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  He only got the save because the O’s have been winning too many games.  Now there’s something you never thought you’d hear!  Bleier could get a few saves, but he’s so remarkable in his terribleness, I would not touch him even with your team.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Undaunted, Galvis is back at it, even though now it’s not going to be until 2047 when he breaks Ripken’s streak.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Even though it is but one homer, I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is the start of a hot schmotato run because that’s how Grichuk rolls.

Joey Wendle – Hit the IL with a strained hammy.  Mr. Wendle, you’re a bum!

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Anyone charting out the Kiermaier vs. Domingo Santana fantasy race yet for Rudy and me?  He’s taking Kiermaier.  I know, I know, don’t laugh at Rudy.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit cleanup.  If he’s going to hit cleanup (prolly won’t), and hit for power (he could), I’m buying, but not at the expense of anyone great.  I should be a landscape architect with these hedges.

Tanner Roark – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Somehow I started him in multiple leagues and thought that was a good idea, and it actually turned out better than I would’ve thought after the Brewers batted around in the 1st inning.

Brad Peacock – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 5 Ks.  Not a ton of great pitchers went today because we’re at the 4th or 5th man through the rotation, so if a team is throwing a great pitcher, their rotation is pretty gorge.  Indians?  Yes.  Astros?  Yuppers.  Mets?  Not bad.  Marlins?  I think so, yeah.

George Springer – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Member what I said about 1200 words ago about the Mets and Yanks’ fates being linked?  Why does it feel like the same with Springer and Bregman?  Can they both have a good season the same season?  Please.

Ronald Guzman – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Don’t forget about my preseason bold prediction of Guzman hitting 30 HRs this year.  Or totally forget about it, if he hits the projected-by-everyone-else 15 homers.

Matt Strahm – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  More like mael-Strahm!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs.  FTJ!  Fun the Jewels fast!  In case you missed it, here’s the blast:

Adam Jones – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  This Zombino has a taste for carcasses and is digging up the graves of unsuspecting pitchers.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Was interested in seeing Kelly’s start yesterday, and he looked…okay.  Better than advertised.  Though, after Joe Camel adverts, I stopped paying attention.  His curve was a U-can’t-touch-this hammer drop that impressed, but he also was hit hard and those balls went into gloves.  I’d take the brakes off a little, but he’s still a deeper league streamer.

Jon Duplantier – 3 IP, 0 ER and picked up the three-inning save.  He was in Prospect Mike’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects and the only Grade A prospect in the Arizona system.  He’s being only used in middle relief, according to the D-Bags, but that could quickly change after another start by Godley or Weaver (or Greinke).  For now, I’m only grabbing him in NL-Only leagues.  His projections are at the Prospectonator.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Damn, it’s less than a week into the season and you haven’t dropped him yet?  C’mon, you’re known for your overreactions!  That is your trademark!

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Robot voice, “I am Robo-247. I hit .247 and home runs, 24/7.”  Stops to robo-whistle, “That Roomba is sexy.”

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, but I’m not marrying him yet or taking him to visit a group of strangers I found on Craigslist pretending to be my friends.

Aaron Brooks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  MediOAKer pitcher who sounds like he should be leasing furniture.

David Price – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Since that was like his final Spring Training matchup, I’m happy with that Price, which makes me a terrible Jew.

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Is it me or do you want to own every Marlins starter?

Steven Matz – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (zero walks), 3 Ks.  I watched most of this game because the Mets announcers are the best in the business, and I’m reading a book about Paul Le Roux and–Neverthehoo!  Besides a flat off-speed pitch to Starlin Castro that ended up 400 feet over the fence, Matz looked great.  He definitely still needs to reign in his gopher balls, though.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t get cocky, Pete Alonso, you’re here for the RBI doubles.

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s featured in the video at the top of the post.  Yes, I’d own him.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  If only the Dodgers’ bats could sneeze on the Jays to give them some of what they have.

Colin Moran – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Colin Moran hits regular season pitching like Jung Ho Kang hits Spring Training pitching.  I have Moran in Tout Wars, so I hope this is the start of more regular playing time.  Maybe one of youse can call in a tip to the police when Kang’s leaving a bar.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He deserved more than a no decision, but, as a Immanuel Kant said, what does man deserve? I might be thinking of Emmanuel Lewis.

Adam Wainwright – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Waino looked as miserable as ever.  By the way, not sure if there’s any truth to the rumor that Kang sat yesterday because he thought Cards fans were chanting, “Wino.”

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd.  I’d absolutely hold Wong (hehe), but just because he’s had a good first week does not make Wong a big shot (ew).

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in as many games.  I nearly wrote Jay Bryce, then chuckled.  Anyhoo!  Hot schmotato alert!

Roenis Elias – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, which either means everything or nothing, depending on Roenis Elias Swarzak’s return, Rosscup, Bradford, Brennan, Lukis, okay, I’m just making up names now, but Elias could now be moved to the top of the bullpen food chain in Seattle.

Andrew Heaney – Diagnosed with “chronic changes” in his left elbow.  That’s right, boi, his elbow is West Coast.  Death Row Records dropping the chronic elbow on ya ass!  1, 2, 3 and to the 4, David Fletcher and Heaney is at the door.  Don’t open it!  The Angels said Heaney will have a cortisone shot and resume throwing, because, of course, they did.  The Angels once had a pitcher rehab for 18 months instead of Tommy John surgery, then have Tommy John surgery to be sidelined for another 18 months.  I dropped Heaney in one league where I couldn’t stash him.

Chris Stratton – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. Felix Hernandez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This matchup of F-Her/Stratton was also featured in the riveting tale of destructive love called Star 80.

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sopadopa666
sopadopa666
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Some WW advice: Im in a 14 team 5×5. Drop Delino or Kepler for Bruce? I have Whit for steals… Domingo/Blackmon/Schwarber in the OF already.
Thanks
-g

bazzrall
bazzrall
3 years ago

Yandy or Franco to fill in for Andujar?

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
3 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have this: (10 team h2h here)
C jansen
1B box wine (OF)
2B altuve
SS villar (2B)
3B r.nunez
MI harrison (2B)
CI kendrys (1B)
OF (4) bauers (1B), grichuk, mullins, comish gordon
util (1) hanram
BN r.ruiz (3B, so i have the BAL starter every day till vlad is up)
DL: duffy, otani, upton
NA vlad (3B)
SP: shoemaker, porcello, gibson, fiers, bieber, smyly, paxton, thornton, minor
RP (max 4, holding an extra SP for now since opp has few holds guys): barnes, pressly, buttrey
DL: swarzak (he’ll be my 4th RP), tepera (or him later)

1. guess smyly is my eventual drop for swarzak

2. drop harrison or a.gordon for either of: l.garcia (leadoff at WSOX and counts as MI, but neither of him nor harrison have done much, and harrison liked better by the raters), leonys (dropped just now, leadoff at CLE)

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Mondesi with the inside the parker!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

One knows what one is getting with Alfaro, but jeez.

mex
mex
3 years ago

drop Gibson for any of T. Richards, Caleb Smith, or Pablo. 14 team, mixed roto

mex
mex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The other guys that are possible drop candidates are: Alacantara, Brinson, Ian happ, Mullins, Renato Nunez, Renfroe.

Any of those?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

If Treat is ruled out for an extended period of time, who would you add from this group?(I can play Peraza at SS so I can add a basically any FA) DominGod, Alonso, Peralta, Moncada, Voit, Mallex, Buxton, A Meadows, KIke Hernandez or Profar? I’m ok in the steals department even without Treat so that’s not a huge concern. Thanks

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m hoping the God of the Branch Davidiams can make Treat whole again in a day or two

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

We all are

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

DO you not trust Baltimore pitching??

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Wiould you drop Marcus Stroman for one of these pitchers:

David Hess
Jordan Zimmermann
Matt Shoemaker

Or hold Stroman

Pigs & Slugs
Pigs & Slugs
3 years ago

Son of a bench Efflin!! Wasn’t feeling comfy pitching him against Mad Max and SON didn’t like him either.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ryu is helping me forget about it. Dude is en fuego.

Moneyball
Moneyball
3 years ago

Ruh roh for Trea Turner owners

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How bad was it?? Didnt see….

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For the love of God! I can’t have anything nice!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
3 years ago

I have 2 DL spots

I DL’d Andujar until further notice and I picked up Gennet in my second sadly spot (for the time being since I have them for use).

Someone dropped Justin Upton. Would you DL upton or Gennet? Gennet should be back in June and Upton a June/July.

Thank!!

apb
apb
3 years ago

Franco or LeMahieu? Need to replace Andujar

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Grichuk 5/52 extension – wow

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
3 years ago

So glad I had Price and Strahm in there last night. You know, I could have lived with Price’s 2 Runs and 9 K QS in 6 IPs, but he had to make a statement and give up a 2 Run HR to Pinder? Really?

Drop Strahm for Burnes in our 10 Team H2H Points League? I am willing to hang in there unless you feel Burnes is simply better.

Thanks much Grey.

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

With Andujar to the IL, who would you pick up ?
I’m in a 7×7 head to head league (total bases, OPS)

C cervelli
1B bell
2B Shaw
3b
Ss Tim Anderson
Of jd
Of benintendi
Of springer
Util co forto
Util Domingo
DL – Olson, Lindor, Ohtani

Bruce
Diaz
Goodrum

Thanks !

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

I have Brinson and Maikel Franco ask my last links, would you drop either for Laureano ?

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting desclefani vs Brewers?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Andujar will try rest/rehab over surgery for now – i hope it works out cause he was dropped in my league

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

Hey Grey
I have Kang
Would you drop for Yandy
10 team.
Or just stay pat
Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks pal

JP
JP
3 years ago

Would you trade Brian Dozier for Joc Pederson?

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Pete Alonso or Yandy Diaz

dau
dau
3 years ago

Acuna Segura for Soto Rendon—-who do you like?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Has anyone done the Fiers Sale in Oakland joke yet?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s Fires. The A’s starters over the last 5 games have gone 30 innings and given up one run. Having Chapman and Lauerano on defense doesn’t hurt.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If Treat is ruled out for an extended period of time, who would you add from this group?(I can play Peraza at SS so I can add a basically any FA) DominGod, Alonso, Peralta, Moncada, Voit, Mallex, Buxton, A Meadows, KIke Hernandez or Profar? I’m ok in the steals department even without Treat so that’s not a huge concern. Thank you Gr to the ey!

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

$260 keeper budget: My Lindor $7 for his Scherzer $35 & K Giles $20

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Drop Weaver for Pomeranz?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

More faith in an Alcantara breakout of Giolito? Have space to hold one in competitive 14T mixed.

Lasagna spot staring tomorrow for the Yanks!

FMFBL
FMFBL
3 years ago

Hi grey,
do you think keller could be legit this year? as in he could have a k/9 of 7+ instead of the 6 junky stuff he had been throwing previously? the 2nd half of last year he looked improved and his first start has me thinking.

1. given those thoughts (and your own thoughts too) how would you rank these guys?
Caleb Smith, Keller, Matz, Alex Wood when hes back, yonny, jimmy nelson?

2. would you hold all three of ian kennedy/wily/boxberger for now? or is there a clear drop?

3. do you think olson and polanco are worth DL stashes? if so which?

thank you

Geoff
3 years ago

FUN THE JEWELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SITCHES

LenFuego
LenFuego
3 years ago

12 team standard 2 catcher 5×5 roto.

Nick Pivetta (PHI) vs. MIN Fri (v. Jake Odorizzi), or
Kyle Gibson (MIN) @KC Wed (v. Homer Bailey)?

Hugman
Hugman
3 years ago

Bader or Wong, Wong or Bader? Peace out, Premier, bring me out with the fader…

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
3 years ago

What’s up Grey?

Andujar news sucks as I owned him in 2 leagues. I was able to snag Franco in one but the waiver wire is quite barren in the other. I grabbed Jung Ho Kang in the moment but after looking at your rankings, I think the best move is to lose Kang for Wendle, throw him on IL, then grab Jake Lamb for now. I’m guessing you still prefer both of those guys to Kang?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Drop any of these guys for Anthony Swarzak?

Felix Pena, Matt Festa, Ian Kennedy, Taylor Rogers

Matty
Matty
Reply to  The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Swarzak is ostensibly the M’s closer when he gets back, so he likely takes Festa’s spot.

BallFour
BallFour
3 years ago

H2H Points league. Yarbrough or Chirinos?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

GREY! WUTUPPPP!? Hey man i know its super early in the season but what are your thoughts on Jose Peraza? 92.5 % owned, batting 6th or 7th. Awfully high % to be hitting out of the 6 hole dont ya think?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I like him too but apparently the Reds have other plans with him so low in the order. Ive got gim so ill hold on for now.

H
H
3 years ago

Drop Strahm for: Musgrove, Peacock, Freddie Peralta or Matz?

Also drop Hirano for Romo, Minter, Jimenez, Parker, or Swarzak? Speculating Holds or Saves, my league has both as a category.

Thank you!

JACK YES
JACK YES
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Huge fan, would you trade Walker Buehler for Edwin Diaz and Kyle Freeland in a 12 team H2H league 6×6 including QS and SV+Holds?

Already have corbin as my top starter

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

It’s only one start, but are you still in on Strahm? I could grab Julio Urias or Eduardo Rodriguez off waivers in my 12-team.

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Jk, someone already picked up Urias. :((

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

In a 12 Team H2H 6×6 + OPS Dynasty with 4 OF and 2 Util slots in win-now mode what’s everyone’s thoughts on Story ($9) for Bellinger ($6) and Segura ($26).

Bellinger will replace Hosmer at 1B, so that’s a big step up, but obviously Segura is no Story.

Thanks.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Matty
3 years ago

And money isn’t really an object, but included prices for the sake of transparency.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. I’ve been trending that way.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Thoughts on starting Keller tonight in KC v Twins..

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Nelson Cruz is going to hit two bombs. He might be okay outside of that.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

You must have Cruz..lol

That sounds like don’t start him..

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Maaaaaaybe. *pinkie to mouth*

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Is Josh James still worth holding? 12 team league.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

If you want a MR that should give you above average ratios.

jon
jon
3 years ago

Yandy Diaz or Ryon Healy?… eww im puking in my mouth as I re read that.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  jon
3 years ago

I’d give Yandy a shot..

nitro
nitro
3 years ago

12 team keeper forever league:
Which side?

Vlad Jr. for D. Santana and Pereza

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  nitro
3 years ago

Vlad!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  nitro
3 years ago

Agree with cram

nitro
nitro
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Thanks Cram and MP

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

Maelstrahm is pretty amazing – almost made starting him yesterday not make me hurt!

Two unrelated questions for you….

1. In a 12 team obp ops (not avg) keep forever league, h2h, – would you trade your $10 Muncy for a $11 Tatis? No brainer yes due to keepers despite muncy having power and obp edge this year?

2. Was it you or Ralph who really liked Rowdy Tellez? With the changes to TOR, seems like he might be in line for daily ABs now…any thoughts on him?

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

Thanks! Yeah – I still like the Goodrums and Escobars and Kekes of the world over him too…

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Blue Jays just lost their best hitter Kevin pillar haha!

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

yo I’m gonna run outta moves in this RCL. Ever done that before?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think I have a problem with rosterbation

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In my NL only, do you prefer Schebler or Pillar, and could you rank them in relation to Hunter Renfro. I’ve got FAAB decisions to make.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. Are you going to make a move on Pillar in your NL?

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Who would we rather roster, Caleb Smith or Woodruff?

NCPhilly
NCPhilly
3 years ago

Early season reactors (a.k.a. comical reactors) who think they are dropping Laureano are actually only dropping the ball.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

Is Justin Upton worth a stash now or would you wait a bit to see how the healing process goes?

Sell the fools gold
Sell the fools gold
3 years ago

Caleb Smith of Zach Eflin rest of the year? I already own Trevor Richards. Just feels weird considering two marlins.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Yandy or Kang? 14T Mixed

Are they close?

Thanks!

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
3 years ago

Interesting extension for Atlanta. What a bargain for Acuna! Possible they can now sign Kimbrel????

What were your thoughts on Pomz last night? I thought he looked good. Too bad his team sucks.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Last roster spot after losing Andujar, should I pick up Jay Bruce or Brandon Lowe? 12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB are the extra categories).

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
Reply to  Smell The Glove
3 years ago

Also, drop Luke Weaver for Caleb Smith or Domingo German?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

I watched most of Julio Urias’ start last night on ESPN. Man he was smooth and deliberate, calm and poised.

He may be 22, but honestly, he looked well beyond his years. His control and ability to put the ball right where he wanted was beyond remarkable. If he stays healthy, this kid could really be something special.

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

I just accepted a trade from someone: I get Benintendi and he gets Treinen.
This leaves me with one more batter than I’d like.

1) should I pick up Vizcaino or Holland (for the purpose of SAGNOF)?

2) should I drop Muncy or Enciarte to pick up my new SAGNOF?
At the beginning of the year I would have kept Muncy hands down but I’m not digging how they are only using him against RHP and I despise platoons/I need an every day player (which I now have in Benintendi). I have good power and am a little light on steals this year (I guess I’m kinda hoping you’ll tell me to drop Muncy).

Thanks,

Jedi

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Jedi
3 years ago

That’s easy. Vizcaino.

But I sure as hell would not be dropping Muncy four games into the season.

Jedi
Jedi
Reply to  Jedi
3 years ago

Oops, typo, meant Inciarte.
At the worst, I could have 1 less SP if that trips your fancy a little more.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

If Sergio Romo was available in your league, would you be add him.?

My only closers are Colome and Wade Davis.

What % of the committee do you think belongs to Sergio Romo?

Thanks as always!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

in a 10 teams h2h league, my SPs are as following
Ryu, Stripling, Strasburg, Archer, Burnes, Berrios

Would you drop anyone for Arrieta (ROS)? He looked surprisingly solid yesterday.

Thanks

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Sure do like having one player in the Phili lineup; but Odubel really feels more like a consolation prize. Would you swap him for Alford (if called up) or Yandy (buying into the hype. BUTT, qualifies as DH on stupid ESPN. Should get 3B eventually)? Would also stash a couple of currently IL’d projected closers in Jefferes & Swarzack in the process, if that matters. Thanks. & Grey, those damn videos get funnier & funnier. Still cant rid my twisted mind of the visual Davey & Goliath comps. Minus the life’s lessons. Need that wholesome dog to make a cameo.

howie2978
howie2978
3 years ago

Hey Grey! 10 team Roto league with standard 5×5 cats.

1. I’ve got a glut of OFs: Betts, Conforto, Jimenez, McCutchen, Inciarte, Piscotty, and Meadows. Need to drop 2 or 3 for pitching. Who’s your 3 to drop?

2. Also a glut of 3B: Vlad, Devers, Chapman, Turner. Which 2 would you drop?

3. Drop Voit for P. Alonso?

Thanks a bunch!!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Trying to figure out if I should get rid of Buehler now before his value tanks; play the “I’m a panicked owner selling low” card. Rank these guys going forward for me?
Buehler, Bauer, Corbin, Clevinger, Marquez?

Feel like those are the pitchers I’d attempt to swap for.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think I misworded my question.

What I’m asking is, which of those pitchers would you rather have over Buehler? I know above you said Clevinger, any others?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Right now I’d take any of them. Doubt someone would swap u less they didn’t watch any baseball yet.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Any of them, and they’re ranked.

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

Thanks for all the help!

Curious to hear your thoughts on closers… In a 12 team H2H league, and have Leclerc + Holland closing right now, with Strickland out. I just picked up Jeffress to stash–do you think he will get some save looks when he’s back? Hader might run away with it.

Other than that, some of the MIN, SEA, BAL pitchers are available, as well as Brasier. Keep Jeffress? Or move on?

I also was dumb enough to draft Kimbrel if he ever decides he wants to pitch again…

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Heading to Baltimore tomorrow for a conference. Catching the home opener on Thu vs NYY. Got tix for $35. wtf huh.
Anything else fun to do in that town? Lived near there for a couple months, not a fan.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

why do you wish me harm

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

Gomorrah! Sent the info….

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

got it thanks! will be OOT for a few days tho

no spoilers!

negatto
negatto
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

Are you talking about the TV series? Worth the watch?

Crazy that some of the best recommendations of what to watchcome from a fantasy blog. Started watching The Great British Bake Off last year after it was recommended.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

my muncy for andujar? worth the risk?

Laude
Laude
3 years ago

Would you trade Muncy for Correa? Got too many ss…
I have Story and Turner too.

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

Grey,

I choked and missed on Bellinger in my auction draft, going to try and trade for him now in a 12 teamer but obviously his price is now sky high.

How aggressive should I be to get him?

Should I propose Dahl/German Marquez for Bellinger/Pivetta

Or

Start with a proposal of Dahl/Kikuchi for Belli

Thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Luke
3 years ago

Wait til he goes on his 1-for-23 with 12 Ks streaks.

Luke
Luke
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah you’re right, but a man can dream.

Pipa
Pipa
3 years ago

What do you think of Matt Chapman for Archer? Or would you rather have EdRod or Glasnow for Chapman? Or hold? I have Arrenado and Carpenter.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 years ago

Hope I don’t jinx it, but I’ve been on-board the Domingo Ate Your Baby (c) train with a big nod your way. Got him later in both of my leagues, though I expect the larger coup will be my 6×6 w/OPS roto league. At some point last year you mentioned how the Brewers cost him $X million, and I think you were dead-on there (in concept; I don’t recall the exact amount but I’m sure you were scientific with it.). I have more faith in him than Puig (whom I also grabbed in the OPS league).

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

I’m antsy about my pitching and want a slot to stream. I have Goldy, Encarnacion, Josh Bell, Rendon, Tim Beckham, Just Dongs, Blackmon, Mallex Smith, Austin Meadows, Conforto and Mazara to cover 1B, 3B, SS, and OF. 10 team H2H keeper league, cats are AVG, OPS, K, R, RBI, HR, SB for hitters and W, L, NSV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

I was looking at grabbing Chacin, Skaggs, Newcomb, or Matz. My pitchers are Nola, Syndergaard, Paxton, Berrios, Castillo, Stripling, Luchessi, and Peacock. Am I good? I just don’t like carrying so many bench bats and sitting guys constantly.

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey, made the switch.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Tell me more about Alford? Worth an add in 12 team mixed over Bruce? I don’t know much about him.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey, for yet another great start to my day and the baseball season! This year, I’ve decided to take an “off-year” where I don’t put as much time into managing my team and get away from the grind of researching players, making moves, etc. With that said, I still plan on keeping up with your posts (and those of the other Razzball writers) since your writing brings me that much joy.

Warning: the rest of my post is going to make me seem like a liar re: what I said above, haha.

Another focus of this year is to try to take a gamble on some players in the hopes I find some nice keepers in my auction-style, points league. I let go of Trout ($72) and Arenado ($38) and kept Clevinger ($9), Treinen ($12), Marquez ($7), and Bregman ($19). Somehow, I got Trout back for $60 (thought others would bid higher then got stuck – I know, what a shame).

1. On the pitching side, I managed to get some intriguing potential keepers (I know it’s way too early): Paddack ($8), Glasnow ($8), Kikuchi ($7), Bieber ($7), L. Castillo ($11), and Lucchesi ($6), Bryse Wilson ($1). Among these guys and adding in Clevinger and Marquez, which two or three do you think could emerge as the best keepers, not just for next year, but in the mid- and long-term?

2. On the batting side, I don’t have as many intriguing potential keepers. Trout is a tough decision as usual at $60, and Bregman seems like a lock at $19. However, I’m looking to pick up or trade for another potential keeper (I can only have 4 keepers btw). Right now, I have a deal on the table, Treinen for Robles ($9). What do you think about both short-term and long-term?

3. The guy who offered Treinen for Robles also has Alonso, Aguilar, and Voit – are any of those guys worth targeting over Robles, or with Robles in a larger deal?

4. Separate question: would you swap Dozier for either Wong or LeMahieu?

Thanks for the fantasy wisdom in advance!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hahaha, ok point taken, too early for keepers. Perhaps I should clarify that I’m hoping to acquire a stud who’s worthy of keeping year after year.

What do you think of Treinen for Robles? Think Robles will be a consistent top 20 player anytime soon or ever?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gotcha. A couple follow-ups:

A. What about Kikuchi and Glasnow for Robles?

B. I also nabbed Ohtani for $5. Assuming Ohtani is healthy, would you take him or Robles long-term?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

When will the myth end that to be successful a closer must be on a good team?

Yahoo/rotoworld just had a Will Smith update saying the giants figure to be a bad team limiting Smith’s value. I’ve always found that bad teams win more close games when they do win, providing save opportunities. Dodgers have a top 3 closer but they’ve scored so many runs they haven’t needed him.

Razzball way ahead of the curve here.

SAGNOF baby!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Melincon has done enough damage in spring for Boch to not trust him in the 9th. I feel like the fresh prince has a lock on the job.

My bigger worry is a fire sale at the deadline, but this new GM just acquired Pillar, and hasn’t shown much inclination to dealing pieces. Maybe MadBum goes, but Smith is pretty affordable.

That said, enough teams need closers that Smith’s situation might not change if he’s dealt.

And that that said, a hardcore Giants fan in my league lost Strickland, and I’m thinking about offering him Will Smith in a trade after he cried to me about only having 1 closer in a text last night. Hmm…

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I wouldn’t. Dude’s shady AF. He’s the kinda dude who’d try to bang your g/f when you go to the bathroom at the bar. I’m just sayin.

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
3 years ago

Anthony Alford worth an add in 10-team mixed? Pillar traded.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Noooo, give McKinney more run!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks to injuries I need an Alford break out!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha. Can we also get on board with Franchy over Franmil?
Dude looks lost at the plate right now anyway.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Not good can still be useful in NFBC.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

As a Snell fan, I’m conflicted tonight as I want him to pitch well, but I also want Story to ball out of his 1/16 7 K streak right now. Maybe 3-3 with 3 solo HRs and Snell still gets a QS?