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Standing at a box that appears to be a dynamite detonator, we follow a thick black wire out of the box and down the road to its natural conclusion. At the other end, a mile down the road, the wire is in a cup of Hong Kong milk tea filled with boba. We realize now that was not a dynamite detonator but Grey wearing a box instead of clothes, and that wire was a mile-long straw to suck boba. Suddenly, I shoot up in bed, sweating, screaming, “Myles Straw!” Then, as I get my bearings, I mutter, “Wow, what a dream,” then boba starts dribbling out of my mouth. An animated question mark forms above my head and I ask, “Was it a dream?” So, speed is nowhere. Myles Straw is currently in the top five for steals in the majors, and he was just traded to a team that is running out the clock on its name, i.e., he can run every time he’s on base. Also, he’s the best fit for the everyday leadoff spot. So, you’re thinking, “Grey, you’re silly handsome, but if Straw, um, sucks — hehe, I made a joke — who cares if he’s leading off?” Straw doesn’t, um, suck. He’s a 60-grade hit tool guy, who could hit .280. Sure, he has no power, but you’re not grabbing Straw for power; he’s for speed, runs and potentially average. I love Straw! *sneezes* Sorry, I have hay fever. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Daulton Varsho – Due to a week off in mid-July where I didn’t recommend Varsho, it’s gonna be nearly impossible for him to reach the consecutive week Buy record held by a 2010 Ty Wigginton, but, if you take your vitamins, think good thoughts and don’t pick him up, he could come close.

Jonah Heim – His sister, Janelle Jonáh, was a revelation in Moonlight, and Jonah Heim is hitting with elevation. Same, really.

Patrick Wisdom – Yo, has Wisdom been behind someone for the last few years? Seriously, asking my brain for the info, because Pat-Wis had 31 homers in Triple-A in two different years with two different teams (Cards, Rangers), and is about to turn 30 years old with this being his first taste of the majors.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – Just gave you my LaMonte Wade Jr. fantasy. It had it all, like Bogie and Bacall.

Kyle Farmer – Just think if you chew on some Straw while wearing overalls, you can tell all your friends it’s in honor of the Buy column this week, and by ‘friends’ I mean your throw pillows you’ve named, Bob and Frank.

Carter Kieboom – Dot dot dot. Goes the dynamite!

Jack Mayfield – Is it me or does Jack Mayfield sound like a character Michael Keaton would’ve played in the 80s and introduced himself repeatedly using his whole name? Meh, maybe it’s me.

Aledmys Diaz – On the 7-day Player Rater, Diaz is one of the hottest bats in baseball, and, with Bregman being seen by the same doctors who tended to Byron Buxton and Luis Severino, Diaz has been playing every day.

Brendan Rodgers – The other day there was a touching moment caught by the cameras between Brendan Rodgers and Trevor Story. Brendan asked Story about his swing path and Story said, “Unless you can get me off this team, leave me the f*ck alone.”

Rodolfo CastroPirates’ new 2nd baseman with 60-grade power and who might hit .185 is on the scene. Now I’m rewinding the Pirates opening the door for Rodolfo, screaming, “Of Lodor! Of Lodor! Of Lodor!”

Abraham Toro – Just gave you my Abraham Toro fantasy. It was written while learning how to scuba in a hotel pool.

Sam Hilliard – He’s a 40% strikeout rate guy, which brings me to my small apology to Bud Black. I understand why you never played Hilliard and I’m so….I’m so…I’m…so…*puts arm up, starts wagging finger as the crowd goes wild* Ringside, Mean Gene explains what we’re seeing, “Gorilla, I can’t believe my eyes, but Grey is not…Apologizing!” I’m not sorry, Bud Black! You giant moron! Of course, Hilliard should’ve been playing to see what he could do and Blackmon should’ve been DFA’d.

Amed Rosario – No one else cares about this, so it hasn’t made much news, but it truly is shocking that Rosario has been more valuable than Francisco Lindor on the Player Rater, and Andres Gimenez is amongst the missing.

Jo Adell – Just gave you my Jo Adell fantasy. It was written while dancing on a pin with other famous Angels, like Howie Kendrick.

Rafael Ortega – Just gave you my Rafael Ortega fantasy. All the words disagreed with each other, but still ended up falling in love.

Lorenzo Cain – Any post that leads with a Straw has to mention Cain…Sugar! “He don’t lie…he don’t lie…he don’t lie…Lo-Cain.” That’s Eric Clapton reading the Buy column. Any hoo! Lo-Cain’s putting it all on the line–Okay, enough! He’s been hot, and talking a mile a minute all night.

Edward Olivares – When I mouth the name ‘Olivares,’ it looks like I’m saying, “I love you,” and he’s my one true love. Nearly made him the lede, because of his speed/power combo, but I pulled back because of his iffy playing time and how many times the Royals yanked his chain, in a non-sexual way.

Yadiel Hernandez – He’s now being penciled into the cleanup spot, and, ha, the Nats really gutted their team. Is it me or does it feel like the Nats gutted their team without a real plan on how to rebuild? Meh, any hoo! Yadiel is 33 years old going on 34 as most 33-year-olds are, and is kinda like Wisdom, as in he’s getting better with age.

Luis Gil – Prospect Itch said of Gil, “He has strikeout stuff powered by his fastball and slider, but his command is spotty at best. That and his high-effort delivery give him the look of a back-end bullpen piece—a profile that’s gaining value all the time, unlike Grey.” Okay, not cool. In fairness to Itch, that was from 2019, since Gil kinda disappeared last year, as most minor leaguers did. Gil’s vertical movement on his four-seamer puts him in elite company for his velocity, and the thing about bad command from a guy who can overpower hitters is people aren’t familiar enough to know to wait, so they’re aggressive and get buried early. In shallower leagues, prolly looking at Streamonator, but these call-ups are the kind of pitchers who are gonna make a difference in the final two months. So, how many Gils can I put you down for? A lot? Please say a lot. I need this.

Daulton Jefferies – Like Jefferies in deeper leagues, but this is also a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the prep school, Friends Academy.

Cole Irvin – It was very hard to find any streamers for this weekend, but this is also a Streamonator call. “Do I need friends to enroll or do I get them after enrolling?”

Spencer Patton – Playing the new Rangers’ closer, Spencer Patton, will be George C. SAGNOF.

Kyle Finnegan – Bullpens make me want to drink, which is why I’m here at Finnegan’s. Maybe I’m old fashioned, and risky sours me, but I’m just hoping for a handful of saves and no dark and stormy hangover.

Chris Stratton – Because I like to make you cry:  On the Player Rater, Stratton’s been about as valuable on the year as Gleyber Torres.

Michael Lorenzen – The Reds’ bullpen has worse outcomes than everyone who ever appeared in a Final Destination film. But, yeah, Lorenzen looks like he might get saves. Mychal Givens is also there. This is a very enthusiastic endorsement, can’t ya tell?

Rowan Wick – Prefer Wick for Cubs saves once he returns, mostly because I can’t take Codi Heuer serious as a closer. Codi Heuer was played by Frankie Muniz, right?

Tyler Clippard – Likely the best bet for saves from now until the end of the season out of all these guys, but Joakim Soria was the Dbacks’ closer for three months and got six saves, so, well, yeah.

Dylan Floro – Doesn’t Floro sound like a corrupt mayor? Shame on you for agreeing with me. My poor Italian people always considered shady. Though, if I were the umps, I’d check Floro for sticky stuff and tax evasion.

SELL

Corbin Burnes – This is also Brandon Woodruff, Carlos Rodon, and just about every starter who is on a team that is headed to the playoffs while coming up on an innings limit. At a certain point, these guys have to be shut down or at least limited. If not, it’s playing with fire, and the only people who can play with fire are Drew Barrymore and Prodigy. My guess for September is this: A bunch of starters no one’s ever heard of will be throwing innings because people are either being limited or shut down. Fun times ahead! So, I don’t have anything against Burnes, Woodruff, Rodon or any starter, but if they’re gonna be needed in the playoffs, then it’s against the Geneva Conventions after a signed Starting Arms-istice said you can’t keep throwing these guys. Wouldn’t trade any of them for cilantro on top of any dish I’m about to eat because cilantro is freakin’ nasty, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
10 months ago

14 teamer h2h with OPS, OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added.
C posey
1B goldy
2B r.castro
SS treat urner
3B j.turner
MI amed (SS/CF)
CI: jd davis (3B)
LF: tucker (RF)
CF: grisham
RF: soler
OF: hilliard (all OF + 3B, which i have no idea how/why he has that here in espn but not anywhere else)
util (1): otani
BN: (this many since SP starts per 7 day matchup are capped at 12 per team): stanton (DH only), santander (RF, gotta be a drop either when walsh is back or now for guys i’ll list), villar (2B/3B/SS, he works great if you also have jd davis)
DL: ozuna, walsh, hoerner (SS/2B)

1. drop santander (or hilliard i guess) for any of: hays, akil (just dropped), olivares (from above comments olivares at least above santander)

2. r.castro or one of: solano or odor

lwomack58
lwomack58
10 months ago

Would you try trading J. Soto for top pitcher or for top 10 hitter.

Must be hard in Washington to be the face of the team @22 and than have the best players around traded.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
10 months ago

Top 2 of this group for the upcoming week in an OBP league: Ortega, D Smith, Olivares, Lowrie, Cain, Giminez, Duran, Y Hernandez, Kieboom, Hays

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

Currently a hitter short until schwarber is back rather have a catcher: stassi or an outfielder: hibbard. Currently have stassi if I cut him there are catchers (Vazquez,Kelly) available

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
10 months ago

Sorry meant hillard

Herschel
Herschel
10 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Gotta start two of the following next week. Who do you like?

Meadows – 3 @ bos, 3 @ min
Pham – 3 vs mia, 4 @ ari
L Robert – 3 @ min, 3 vs nyy

Thanks!

Saint
Saint
10 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS

1). Is Mancini fading in your opinion?

2). Should I drop and add Belt, Bell, Cron or hold?

Thanks

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Drop one to activate Lou bob (points league)

Adames
Pham

Cohen
Cohen
10 months ago

Please pick one for era and whip?
M.Gonzales home vs Tex
Webb home vs Col
Framber home vs Col

Russowl
Russowl
10 months ago

10 teamRedraft with 3 extra roster spots.

Is Gil a hold or stream ?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
10 months ago

i am disgusted with my shortstop this season… drafted Seager… slow then injured traded for eugenio and blah picked up villar and he got hurt! traded for FTJ and now i picked up Rodgers and Jazz who are both questionable next week and i have no moves left. yikes! Probably gonna start Brendon and hope his hands ok lol.

How would you rank Toro Oneil Grisham Bellinger and moustak in OBP? They all have question marks to me! Thx!

William Hung
William Hung
10 months ago

Looks to me like the good times are over with Varsho – he’s back to playing every other day at best

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Also looks like the good times are over with Kolten Wong as well… been pretty useless lately

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Myles Straw hasn’t realized he was the lede buy this week

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

frustrating for me cause i wanted SBs and no Ks which was what he was doing right before I picked him up. Now that he’s on my team all he does is K

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

If I was to trade a closer, which would you move of Romano, Reyes, D Castillo, Clase? We have a category for holds as well if that matters.

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

Need to cut a reliever in my league. We have separate categories for saves and holds.

My relievers; A Reyes, Clase, Romano, D Castillo, Sewald, Pomeranz. Who is the cut, I am having a hard time cutting any of these guys.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Would you want Loaisiga over any of these relievers with his sp/rp eligibility? He probably gets holds long term sounds like chapman may only miss 10 days. It is much harder to find saves on waivers versus finding holds.

I could try to move Pomeranz and Romano for pressly and grab Loaisiga… Thoughts?

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

Can you rank these outfielders to pick up:

Straw, Hillard, Ortega, L Gurriel, Harrison, Margot

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
10 months ago

Oh yeah add adell to that group so:

Straw, Hillard, Ortega, Gurriel, Harrison, Margot and Adell.

Thanks

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Add one (points league)

Adames
Adolis
Hilliard
Olivares
Belt

Michael b
Michael b
10 months ago

1.Rank omar narvaez, travis d’arnaud, and aaron nola
2. Is jo adell worth having on my roster in a 12 team h2h league? I know hes talented and probably will be good, but is he good this year?
3. Kebryan hayes or bohm

Michael b
Michael b
10 months ago

I need to stream someone who will get me wins here’s who’s available:
Kris bubic LHP @ cardinals
Willy peralta RHP @Indians
Michael wacha RHP @ orioles
Jordan Lyles RHP @ athletics
Jon lester LHP vs royals
Kyle Freeland LHP vs Marlins
Garret Richards RHP @ bluejays
Brett Andersen LHP vs giants
Like I said I’m in need of wins, low whip or era is a plus but not crucial, strikeouts literally are useless to me right now, im winning my matchup in strikeouts to the point they shouldn’t be a factor, could you tell me which one of these matchups is most likely to get primarily wins and secondly a decent era and whip (again not as important but a terrible era or whip would hurt my team because its close)

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

NICE!

JC
JC
10 months ago

Need strikeouts and wins ( who doesn’t?). ERA and WHIP do not matter. Please pick two:
Plesac home vs Tigers (W Peralta)
Gil home vs Mariners (Kikuchi)
B Anderson home bs Giants (Cueto)
Freeland home vs Marlins (undecided)

otisP
otisP
10 months ago

Dynasty league, been offered Cody Bellinger and Ian Anderson for Trent Grisham, Aaron Nola, and Alek Mahoah. Is this too much to give up given Bellinger’s struggles? I feel as though Bellinger is the best player in the deal but certainly has risk. Perhaps Grisham and one of Nola or Mahoah is more realistic?

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

Pomeranz or Sewald for holds?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
10 months ago

O.M.G JD Hammer and his picture on yahoo…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
10 months ago

I love the SON but it’s always nice to go against it and get a result (Alzolay). Not the skinniest of limbs in a 14 teamer but when you draft Story-Bellinger 1-2 you need to take your jollies where you can find them.

Crazy J
Crazy J
10 months ago

I’m just here to ask for help with Sonny’s WHIP!

RIP Keith the Firestarter

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
10 months ago

Hi Blair,

You have think about waiving Adbert Alzolay. Thoughts about Domingo Geramin, Corey Kluber or wait for pitcher on waivers?

Thanks!!!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks Grey for the feedback!

RICE
RICE
10 months ago

Hey Grey!

Who gets the last spot in my OF?

Akil
Pollock
Straw
Hilliard

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
10 months ago

Hi Grey,

I was going sit Alzolay against CWS at Wrigley Field. Do you agree?

I was going to start Austin Gomber of Colorado against the Marlins in Miami. Thoughts!

Thanks again for all your help!!

Martin

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thank you!!

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  martin rostoker
10 months ago

It’s in Colorado.

lwomack58
lwomack58
10 months ago

A. Chapman to the DL-who do you see being the closer?

Thanks for taking all my questions today. I’m in 3rd right now in my H2H so every move is important-fighting for playoffs in my $100 Yahoo league.

Bye the bye-I took the trade for Yelich for Montas. Every since losing Acuna I’ve been trying to patch work my roster.

So far one trade has been a bust and that was T. Rogers for Cody B.

Brett
Brett
10 months ago

Separate categories for saves and holds. Would you trade Pomeranz and Romano for Chapman

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Chapman to il would you do the trade for pressly?

Michael b
Michael b
10 months ago

1. Luis gil or tylor megill? ( luis gil had himself a really solid debut although it was against the Orioles, but I’ve gotta say the 98-100mph fastball as a starting pitcher rookie intrigues me, he’s mainly had issues with command, but his debut doesn’t show it with 1 walk, no earned runs, only 4 hits with 6 Ks, his next game sunday vs a comparably weak matchup in the Mariners) while megill has been good too with low ERA and decent strikeouts, but I think he lacks velo and he wasn’t a very highly touted prospect like luis was.
2. Is didi gregorius in droppable territory in a 12 team h2h league? Hes supposed to be pretty good but I’m just not sure about him, hes also an option to drop for gil
3. Is it realistic to expect jo adell to be good this year or is he going to be good next year if ever
4. Could you rank these outfielders, I have too many to play all of them at the same time unless some aren’t playing on certain days theres the list pick one or two to not play (pick one if the second lowest is better than kebryan hayes pick two not to play if both are worse than kebryan) OF: mark canha, adolis garcia, dylan carlson, max kepler, jo adell, jarred kelenic, mike yastrzemski.
5. Moustakas is apparently occupying the larger side of a platoon with eugenio suarez, should I expect him to play nearly every day? Otherwise I could swap him in for gregorius when he isnt playing

Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
10 months ago

The Rodgers-Story story (not to be redundant) was classic brilliance. Shakespeare ought to get his fat ass off yer throne. Respecs, have a great weekend.

lwomack58
lwomack58
10 months ago

Would you trade Montas for Yelich?

Thank you wise one.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Do you see a rebound coming for Yelich?

Montas has been solid the past few games.

Is this a strong yes?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Should I ask for more than Yelich. Same manager has Altuve.

Would Montas for Altuve be fairer?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
10 months ago

Can Laureano appeal this suspension or is he droppable?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
10 months ago

i doubt it as they still have the evidence. isn’t in same group as guys that try to weasle out of some % of games when they throw at somebody on purpose or other claptrap (sometimes they actually DO get out of some % in those cases). redraft droppable.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
10 months ago

in leagues that have contract prices or terms and/or you can’t even stash anywhere or limted keepers he’s at least close to a drop too depending on specifics. only spot i’d def not drop are like deeper dynasties where you have enough bench slots that 80 games of waste is acceptable. or your team is already so horrible you don’t even care and just want long term best guys. i wonder if the juice here affected his running for some reason, as it went from like a 12 (“ours goes to 12”) down to like a 2 right quick months ago. he got too jacked up or something.

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
10 months ago

I wonder if he did appeal it already and lost, and that the A’s knew this was brewing, and that’s part of reason for the Marte trade… not sure how the process works tho.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
10 months ago

12 teamer 5×5. have karinchak, barnes (BOS), kimbrel, barlow and both TB guys in DL slots likely to get some saves (anderson/fairbanks). had to drop t.rogers recently (sounds out all year). drop anybody i have for clippard? so far he’s been fine in very small innings. worried now that karinchak seems back doing well he’ll get back to some saves and probably far better ratios/K’s than clippard (not to mention ARI having leads over CLE). kimbrel had his first bad inning like ever this year yesterday and it was to some utterly odd hitters too.

Saint
Saint
10 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

If you had to set and forget your SS ROS who would it be? The odd man out would be my only bench bat as I have Riley in my only UT spot.

Adames or C. Seager?

Thanks

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
10 months ago

1) Would you drop Gary Sanchez for Travis D’Arnaud?

2) Would you drop Randal Grichuk for Mike Moustakis? (I already did but want your opinion)

3) Would you continue to stash Nick Anderson?

4) It is insane how valuable Robbie Grossman has been in a stands but OBP instead of AVG league this year. It’s truly remarkable. Looking like a 20/20 guy.

Thanks Grey!!

CP
CP
10 months ago

Drop bellinger and Suarez for kieboom and Hilliard? Basically which two out of these four ros in 10 team nl only redraft?

Thanks!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
10 months ago

Hey Grey, happy Friday! Now that Moustakis didn’t immediately re-hurt himself, my choices to drop to reactivate him (12/5×5/H2H) are:

Bell (been solid so want to keep him)
Canha (slumping but I can kinda use the OF-elig and speed)
India (my original Moose replacement but seems way too hot to drop)
Donaldson (Statcast looks good but hasn’t actually been great and gets hurt a lot),

Leaning Donaldson but I’m in the thick of the race and don’t want to do something stupid. Thoughts? Thanks!

aardvark
aardvark
10 months ago

How much if my remaining $57 faab dollars should I bet on quantrill?

LOLmets
LOLmets
10 months ago

RING THAT BELL, BRYCE!!!

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

literally go to twitter and search the words “bryce harper mvp” and look how many many people agree with me. Lots of blue check marks saying it. he might be…

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  LOLmets
10 months ago

i wish so much you could easily post screenshots to this chat.

relaxntakeitez
relaxntakeitez
10 months ago

Can pickup 1 with an open spot due to Ramon being on the juice.

Tellez
Al Diaz
Yadiel Hernandez
Hilliard

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

Schoop also available ; essentially I need to keep three. Robert; SOLER; DUVALL; SCHOOP; WADE

relaxntakeitez
relaxntakeitez
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

Can pickup 1 with an open spot due to Ramon being on the juice.

Tellez
Al Diaz
Yadiel Hernandez
Hilliard

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

Pick 2 – Robert (when activate); Duvall; Soler; Lamonte Wade

And thanks for the Moustakis decision.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
10 months ago

Sorry for double dipping into the depths of your brain today, but I figured this would happen after this article dropped…

Earlier you recommended Hilliard. Would you still choose him over anyone else on this list (ROS for 5×5 categories – no particular need)?

AJ Pollock – This guy’s stats are kind of crazy when I looked him up today
Straw
Heim
Pham
Rodgers
Farmer
Mayfield
Hilliard
A. Rosario
Cain
Y. Hernandez
Gil

Thank you again!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
10 months ago

Moose is also available!

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

Excellent. Do you like Pollock over someone like Tyler O’Neil?

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

Makes sense. Thanks again.. have a good weekend

Jordan
Jordan
10 months ago

So i am in a keeper league of 5 players. I am currently in 1st place by about 9 categories in a h2h league. Someone just offered me arenado, max muncey, max fried, ketel marte, and baez for my jose ramirez.

My players are
C: salvador
1b. Abreau
2b.semien
3b.ramirez
Ss: tim anderson
Of:mookie, harper,winker,meadows
Util:cruz,justin turner

Pitchers
Burnes,ryu, lance mcull, rodon, greinke, motas, bumgardmer, david price, casey mize and rest stream spots.

Q1. Am i dumb to not take this trade? How good is this trade for me to help secure victory?

Q2. Who would you keep as 5 keepers?

Jordan
Jordan
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Would you take a risk and trade for Chris sale also in place of any of those players?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

SAGNOF – Clippard or Colume?

Tough understanding Braves OF (Intermediate term) – Duvall or Soler?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

SAGNOF – Clippard or Colume?

Tough understanding Braves OF (Intermediate term) – Duvall or Soler?

Alex
Alex
10 months ago

Been eyeing Straw. Who ends the season with more steals? Baddoo or Straw?

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

So, Moustakas is finally back in the lineup.

I have a dilemma. Who should I drop in a H2H redraft? Need to drop 1.

* Aguilar
* Olivares
* Moustakas
* Hilliard
* Schoop
* Soler

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 months ago

Does Freud’s past couple of performances improve his ROS outlook for you? Or would you be looking to sell (for like, a Brantley for AVG purposes)? Do you like Fried more than Taillon?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Ugh. Autocorrect. Max Fried*

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Top three (points league)

Adolis
Rodgers
Wisdom
Adell
Kieboom
Olivares
Adames
Hilliard

hustla
hustla
10 months ago

Clearly Starling Marte supplied Laureano with the Nandrolone so he could take his CF job…..

Allison
Allison
10 months ago

Hey Grey,
Informative and entertaining read as always. Thanks for taking the time!

Before the MLB trade deadline I decided to try to cash in on my closers because I wasn’t sure about there job security.
Trade 1: I moved Hand and Cease for Fried.
Trade 2: Trivino for McMahon
Trade 3: McMahon, Iglesias, and McGee for Ray, Pham, and Canha
Trade 4: Segura and Bassitt for Cronenworth, Tallion, and Karinchak (love Bassitt, even had my team name as “Bassitt’s Mound” but have you seen his schedule down the stretch? OUCH!) Luckily, the trade goes through tomorrow so I get his TX start tonight.

Anyway, I’ve managed to move up to 5th despite drafting Yelich, Mondesi, Strasburg, Ketel, Seager, Bundy, and Voit. This will be my roster as of tomorrow:

C:McCann, 1B: Cronenworth, 2B: Wong, 3B: Machado, SS: Bichette, OF: K Marte, Haniger, Pham, Util: Corey Seager and Adames, BN: Straw, Canha, Adell
Pitchers: Floro, Karinchak, Ray, Valdez, Fried, Taillon, S Gray, E-Rod, Maeda, Stripling; IL: Nick Anderson & Kaprielian

Do you think I made my team better for a playoff run? Won’t hurt my feelings if not. I just knew I had closers with less than bankable job security other than Iglesias (damn you McGee and Trivino for holding on!!!) so I tried to strengthen my team elsewhere – mainly 1B, speed, and SP. If you have any suggestions in the waning days before the fantasy trade deadline, I’m all ears! Thanks!!!

Allison
Allison
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks Grey. Yeah, I got very trade happy and made all those deals. Glad to see they got better as I went along. Have a great weekend!

hondo
hondo
10 months ago

Geez dude. Cilantro denigration?This is how it starts.Soon it will be cumin and coriander and then what do we,as a culinary society, have left?Apostrophe’s and commas questionably placed?

Hard times call for hard men.We need to shut down the border to keep you Jersey deserters from having avocados.

chris pierce
chris pierce
10 months ago

Williams or Boxberger with Hader out until sites say Aug 13?

Patrick
Patrick
10 months ago

Do you think Lance Lynn is a guy that could be limited?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
10 months ago

Also, Serve one up to International Beer Day!

I need to drop someone to make room for T. Rogers once he comes back from family leave. who of the below do you drop?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Adolis
UTL: Bader, Baddoo
BN: Conforto

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, P. Corbin, Price, Stripling
RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, Romano, DickRod

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Conforto will be joining the land of misfit toys.

Dropping him will drop me to 0 bench bats though. the below are currently available on the wire. would you drop any of my pitching to add a bench bat?

– Ortega
– Kieboom
– A. Rosario
– M. Chapman
– Soler

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Cool, and would DickRod be the Pitcher-drop? Any chance he’s actually gonna get any saves in ATL?

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
10 months ago

Shoot…I guess I could probably say the same about Romano in TOR…damn trade deadline killed my closers!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
10 months ago

Whoa….Ramon Laureano just suspended 80 games for PED use?!? WTH??

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Dancin Homer
10 months ago

WTF…

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  William Hung
10 months ago

Just got like 5 alerts on my phone about it…tested positive for Nandrolone apparently

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

They weren’t working for him. He was great early this year. Not so good for last few months

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Dancin Homer
10 months ago

damn thats too bad

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
10 months ago

Hey Grey – need HR. Would you add Moustakas over K. Seager or Cesar Hernandez or hold?

toolshed
toolshed
10 months ago

Moose activated. Cut lourdes to activate? Are we done with lourdes this year?

Ciwa
Ciwa
10 months ago

Hi grey!
Drop baddoo for olivares, Bell or Ahmed rosario?

Thanks!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 months ago

CBS reports:

“Olivares will sit Friday against the Cardinals.

Olivares’ reward for homering in back-to-back games and in four of his last six major-league appearances is a trip to the bench. Ryan O’Hearn will move out to right field with the designated hitter unavailable under National League rules.”

*sings off-key* And they’re gonna be Royals…Roooooyaaaaalls……

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
10 months ago

Moose is back! After he got hurt basically the day after I traded for him he is back!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Behind Winker, Castellanos and Votto can’t be a bad spot to be, right?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

So far so good!

Alps
Alps
10 months ago

Hey Grey
I have Urias and Buehler that I would be willing to trade
What could I i expect to get for either SP. I need offense
Mostly HR’s RBI’s and Runs
Thanks

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
10 months ago

Redraft h2h 12 team standard 5 x 5 (saves, not holds). Please rank these relievers ROS: Graveman, R Rodriguez, Karinchak

William Hung
William Hung
10 months ago

Here’s my current lineup as I try to get back into the playoff hunt… it’s gonna be a stretch as I’m in 9th

C- Varsho
1B- Olson
2B- Wong
3B- Toro
SS- Story
OF- Betts, Alvarez, Kelenic
UTIL- Tim Anderson
B- Bellinger, McNeil

I didn’t think I’d need Straw with the roster I have, but somehow the SBs have dried up over the past 2 weeks. Wondering if swapping out Straw for Kelenic would be smart, or just hope for the best with the Kelenic upside. Relatedly, do you think Olivares would be a better dart throw ROS than Kelenic?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

should prob stay put then and hope Wong, Story, Betts, Kelenic, and Anderson remember they have some speed

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

would you roll Moustakas over McNeil? My scoring is 5 standard cats + Ks, OPS, and ABs

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
10 months ago

Looks like Olivares is getting benched tonight, per Royals official twitter account.

MLB managers seem to have the opposite problem of NFL head coaches: MLB managers feel like they need to make moves, even when they shouldn’t (NFL head coaches often punt, when they should really be going for it …)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
10 months ago

You running Eovaldi out there today. SON is pretty meh on him.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
10 months ago

That’s a question haha

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Oh sorry – @ TOR

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Benched him. Which is good news for everyone starting him obvs.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Was regretting the benching til just now haha. Only downside is a sonavabenching from LGJ!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Same here – for a streamer haha

Russowl
Russowl
10 months ago

10 team redraft Standard with 2 extra bench 1 extra util

Which two would you want out this group in order no needs

Blackmon, Adell,Kelenic, Hilliard, Wisdom, kieboom, Tellez

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
10 months ago

In a 12 teamer, A.Rosario or B.Rogers for MI?
H.Bader or R.Tellez, at U spot?

At this point, is any Reds reliever rosterable in a 12 teamer?
How do you choose between Hembree, Givens, Lorenzen, or Garrett?
Might have better luck adding the 2 Barlows (in KC & TX) and roll the dice.

SagnofMan
SagnofMan
10 months ago

Which two guys are you grabbing from:
Bard, Romano, Patton, R.Suarez, Finnegan, Floro, Bender, Givens, Sewald, R.Rodriguez, C.Green, D.Williams

stevie
stevie
10 months ago

Thanks Grey, one more question please. Do you see any buys, sells, or just holds with my roster? Need to improve my playoff chances. 12-team H2H.
Stassi
Olson
Wong
Wisdom
Anderson
Farmer
Bichette
Haase
Arozarena
Rooker
Santander
Soler
Story
Walsh
Bellinger(sigh)
Grisham(sigh)
Laureano(meh)

Pitchers
Garcia
Gausman
Gomber
Jo Jo Gray
Sonny Gray
Maeda
Manoah
Miley
Suarez
Alzolay
Means
Skubal
Ynoa

Waiver wire
Wade, Heim, Ortega, Varsho, Y. Hernandez, Hilliard, Mayfield, R. Castro, Olivares, Kieboom
Pitchers- Gil, Jefferies, Detmers

Appreciate all that you do!

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Yes redraft, thanks Grey!