At 41 years of age, thus begins Nelson Cruz‘s 2nd act where he becomes a lights-out reliever. You might be thinking, why would the Rays trade for Nelson Cruz? Well, MLB announced a Silver Fox Program where they will give money to seniors who need caretakers, so the Rays can get a $25/week stipend. “Eat your stewed carrots, Nelson.” “Not now, Brett Phillips! I’m up at-bat!” Wait until Nelson Cruz gets a load of Yandy Diaz’s 34-inch pythons and -4 Launch Angle. He’s gonna be like, “Yo, Yandy, have you considered upper cutting a tad?” Nelson Cruz about to make himself and Yandy better. So, Nelson Cruz was traded to the Rays for Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman. I’ll leave those to Prospect Itch to go over. Though, the Rays do seem to just wave their hand and say, “You will give us what we want,” like they’re Obi Wan. As for Cruz’s new fantasy value? C’mon. He’s 41, and can hit it out of Yellowstone. No new value. Cruz hasn’t had something new since he got an earring in 1987 when he was running with the Brat Pack. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Yandy Diaz – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer. See! Nelson Cruz is already helping him! Told you! Someone commented yesterday that Austin Meadows would lose his DH job and get benched behind Cruz, and I’m not sure if they were serious, or kidding on Kevin Cash, but, holy crap, Cash is going to bench Meadows now, isn’t he? Well, hopefully he benches Brett Phillips.
Luis Patino – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.26. If he’s going to take seven starts to ‘get good’ like Shane McClanahan, I don’t really have time for it. With that said, Streamonator says he’s home for the next start, and that’s usually better, but it’s vs. the Sawx, which sux.
Franmil Reyes – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .264. Man, I love this giant steak machine. He is so fun to watch.
Mitch Garver – Out on paternity leave. His balls have had a whirlwind year!
Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal. Well, half a steal. I’m going to be petitioning Fantrax to count a half steal towards Nelson Cruz too:
Honoring my friend by wearing his pants https://t.co/7VwpbBl6Sl
— Razzball (@Razzball) July 23, 2021
Justin Upton – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. You better not harsh my Marsh.
Andrew Heaney – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.32. No Garver, no Cruz, no Buxton, no nothing. I don’t trust Heaney at all. If you wanna trust Heaney, by all means. And if you’re having Siri read you this post, I didn’t just say, “Buy all Means,” as in John.
Nick Castellanos – Could be sidelined for a few weeks. Well, he could be sidelined for a month, but since he has a microfracture, the Reds are choosing to say his timetable in weeks. Any hoo! The GGOATOAT could see increased playing time and the GGOATOAT GOT power. If none of this makes sense, you’re likely better off, but look to Aristides Aquino if you need HRs.
Franchy Cordero – Was called up. *throws computer out the window in excitement* FRANCHY CALLED UP?! The hottest sleeper since Rip Van Winkle! By the way, how awful did Rip Van Winkle smell after all that sleeping? More like Rip Van Stinkle. Ha, save your high fives for when I see you. I have to go retrieve my computer.
Tanner Houck – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.50. Whoa, this guy looked good. Like a splitting image of Chris Sale. But young and healthy and from the other side. Not that the Yankees’ lineup is great, but he was throwing sliders that they were swinging at and the pitch would hit them, or come close. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could’ve been. He’s no worse than, say, Josiah Gray, and likely better.
Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .260. Boone announced Giancarlo would play some outfield in the coming weeks. Because Boone wants him to get outfield eligibility for fantasy leagues or he wants him to get hurt so he can get him out of the Yanks’ lineup? Hard to say.
Chad Green – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.06, and a blown save. Michael Kay said something like, “It’s a shocker Florial didn’t get over quick enough on a Kiké double,” which caused the tying run to score in the 9th. Some big-brained analysis blaming the centerfielder on a ball bouncing around in left as the 54-year-old Gardner motor-scooters over to the ball, and Green gave up the double. Beginning to think the Yanks’ pen is too much of a mess right now to risk. Full disclosure, I had Green in my afternoon Buy, but am strongly considering removing him.
Jordan Montgomery – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.96. Granted, haven’t watched a ton of JoMo, but since I was watching the Sawx game, I will say JoMo looked solid as well, against an admittedly tougher lineup than Houck was facing. But Tanner’s Houcking awesome! Any hoo! Streamonator loves JoMo’s next.
Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Can’t believe I was able to find this piece of the Shroud of Turin on that expedition in Egypt. I’ll frame it and bring it to the Natural History Museum tomorrow; tonight, I’m gonna leave it by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!
Dylan Carlson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .259, as he hits leadoff. This was his 2nd homer in four games, and he now has two homers every month, except three in April. Um, yay for consistency?
Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88. Dylan Bundy on the Cards would be a 1.75 ERA pitcher. A 72-year-old Wainwright will be a 3.50 ERA pitcher. Cardinals don’t have bad pitchers. I’m convinced of this.
Adbert Alzolay – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.58. Alzolay on the Cards would have a 2.50 ERA.
Austin Nola – 0-for-3, hitting .204, as he was activated from the IL. He has one homer on the year and his brother, Aaron, might be having a better year with the bat than him.
Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.93. Snell, who is terrible on the road, was facing the terrible everywhere Marlins in Miami, and we found out who was worse between the moveable object and the easy-to-resist force.
Dansby Swanson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .234. Dansby’s trying to get named a sleeper five years in a row, isn’t he?
Orlando Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Love that the Braves are ‘buyers’ at the deadline, but it is slightly hilarious they think they have a chance with an outfield of Joc Pederson, Orlando Arcia and Guillermo Heredia.
Yermin Mercedes – After a six and half hour retirement, Yermin decided he couldn’t stay away from the game he loved. At a press conference, surrounded by his wife and Phil Jackson, Yermin said he’s coming back. Yermin coming back way sooner than expected is like every single White Sox player this year.
Chris Flexen – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.35. Being one of the best pitchers in July is a weird Flexen, but okay. He has, though. Been one of the best. It’s time to dig in! *looks at his peripherals* Oh geez. Seriously? I wish I never looked. I liked him better when I thought he was just a great pitcher. So, do the M’s make one of these no Ks, no walks, ratio kings a thing every year? Obviously, he keeps getting started until he’s not good, but his perfs are pretty meh.
Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.16. Two words: Facing Mariners.
Will Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. 30-day Player Rater updates after I post, so not sure how it will shake out, but right now Will Smith and Haase are neck-and-neck with which catcher has been the best over the last month.
Kenley Jansen – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.05, 5th blown save, 3rd blown save in three games, and 8 ER in the last 2 IP. Man, when these guys go sideways they go full-on, diagonal down the back of your leg after eating rancid sushi and can’t get to a bathroom. So, I grabbed Blake Treinen in every league I could.
Eric Haase – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. Gonna go back to what I said the first time I talked about him, “Haase has big-time power. He’s a 70-grade power guy, who hit 28 HRs in 102 minor league games in 2019.” And that’s me quoting me! I said that shizz on May 28th. He’s been the best catcher since then (or Will Smith). The BEST (OR WILL SMITH)! Caps for emphasis, not due to keyboard malfunction. Haase won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he should’ve been picked up six weeks ago.
Victor Reyes – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a game after a four-hit game. Okay, Rangers truly suck, right? The Tigers didn’t just become the 1927 Tigers, did they?
Zack Short – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Maybe Zack’s Short for a hot schmo. Hilariously (maybe just to me), Cougs texted me nearly at the exact same time he homered:
I thought she was watching the Tigers game, and I was, like, wait, does she secretly play fantasy baseball? Did she accidentally text me this and she meant to text someone else who is secretly helping her play fantasy baseball to beat me in a league? Who is secretly helping my wife? Is it Andy Behrens?! That bastard! Then I realized our friend, Zach, made a short and it got into the Toronto International Film Festival.
You guys talking about Yelich,I traded him for Verdugo a week ago in a 14 team H2H keeper league.
I’m in 4th place with an outside shot at 1st but I just got tired of lookin at 0-4 all the time.
Now if I could only unload Bellinger. HAHA
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Alec Bohm was activated from COVID list. Should I drop Burger or Wisdom to activate him?
Keeper league question. 16tm keep for 5yrs.
Would you flip Brujan(can keep for $4) for a bat to try to make a run for 2nd place? OR will I deeply regret that. currently yo-yoing between 4th and 5th even after losing my entire OF. I’m in a rebuild but somehow contending. Plus I’m about to get Luis Robert, brian anderson, N.Senzel, H.Ynoa, and J.Ross back.
Have a lot of keeper options but none with sb potential besides Lou Bob. Appreciate input.
You’ll likely regret, but I guess depends who you get
What is your take on Cavan Biggio? I know he was injured at one point this season, but does he still deserve a roster slow? He is currently with a at 26/7/25/.223 with 2 SB line. If you double his first half stats, he would be 51/14/50/.225 for the entire season.
He’s not worth holding outside of deeper leagues
What’s up Grey
Need to drop one for streaming. Keep Baddoo or Duran as a 3rd OF in a 12 team? T
What’s up, pizza? Gotta hold Akil
Same old same old. Sitting pretty in 1st place in my league despite the fact I took Soto over Tatis at 2nd overall. Told myself it was the smart move since we have OBP as a category. Whoops! Meanwhile the guy picking 3rd has Tatis and Vladdy and is breathing down my neck from 2nd place
Get dat money, pizza! Soto is still an OBP kingpin even in off year
RCL … ROS
Haase or Zunino
Haase or Stassi ROS in a points league?
Rich Hill to the Mets, thoughts?
Meh, we know him by now, no? Mets are an interesting landing spot by someone who can’t stay healthy…Seems like a decent deep league flyer, maybe 14 team mixed and deeper, otherwise streamer
If the Rays didn’t trade Hill, Cruz was going to have to chop his head off. There could only be one.
Nola or Haase H2H.
I got nola right now, but i want to give him some time and get back into it, plus way better lineup. Im thinking 6 weeks from now when playoffs start. Would you still rather Haase?
Happy Friday Grey!
Can I drop Mize in a 10 tm, 2 man keeper league where I won’t be keeping him? I’m in third and could use a streaming spot for the stretch.
Have a great weekend!
Yeah, go for it — you too!
Which 2 from this group: Pollock, Grossman, Carlson or Aquino
Also, Mountcastle or Voto?
Safe or upside? Grossman/Carlson safe — Carlson/Aquino upside
What’s good Grey? How do you solve a problem like Yelich? Can’t drop him, other owners don’t want to acquire him (even as a keeper for next season), and benching a hitter is waste of a roster spot. Flibbertijibbet!
Is he still Top-75 for 2022? Have a good weekend!
Haha, not sure you can solve that problem….Prolly right around top 75…Such a risky bet, kinda like Aaron Judge or Giancarlo this year — you too!
ive been telling yall yelich is a lemon and was over ranked for literally months. youre stuck with him. hes like an OF3 maybe just outside the top 100 players, but that said i dont expect him to stay healthy for the rest of his career at all. id move him for pennies on the dollar.
I shipped him out a few weeks ago, if his name wasn’t C. Yelich he wouldn’t be on anyone’s roster. He has 51 hits only 17 have been for extra bases, not what you want out of a high pick. He has helped with SB a bit but still…
In a keeper league for a non-playoff team I would take a gamble if the price is right, otherwise is a tough pill to swallow. If I have learned anything, you can’t always expect to get a return for what you paid. If you can find something to help your roster I would just bite the bullet and move on.
so annoying like 10 days ago i identified Josh Rojas as a great add and underowned player, nobody talking about him, and hes been absolutely amazing since i added him and then he jams his finger and prolly derails him completely. i thought i finally solved my second base woes. ughhhhh
Yeah, waiting to hear if he’s out a while
Looking at getting in front of potential innings limits. Alzolay is probably my weakest starter and most likely to get limited. Would you drop him for Houck in the hopes that Tanner can claim a starting spot the rest of the way? Thanks.
Sure, try it
Aquino or Bader?
Drop Ryu, Means or Odorizzi to pick up Price or Eovaldi? Thanks.
Means and Odorizzi for them
Adolis really seems to be running out of gas, think he rebounds?
I feel like Kim has the most under-rated and non-talked about “breakout”. Almost like a Kyle-Hendricks like makeup with low K’s, good command, with just a few more walks, but fewer home runs surrendered. After 123 innings, this might be who he is until Father Time kicks in.
Wait until you see his ERA from 2020
Eyes popping out.
Though that was before scouts and adjustments and in a season where batters couldn’t have the videos to help them. I’m actually more impressed with him now with those adjustments and things back to normal.
Haha, yeah, I know, not bad at all — bet he’s underrated next year too
Grey, I was pleasantly surprised by Aquino’s splits….I thought they were more lop sided, but he hits RP nearly as well as LP.
Interesting…pretty good RP match ups this week.
Who should my 4th starter be this weekend:
Trevor Rogers vs. SD (Darvish)
Touki @ PHI (Nola)
Taillon @ BOS (Eovaldi)
H2H Yahoo 5X5 standard but OBP instead of AVG (keep Yelich in mind OBP)
I got counter offered and I’m thinking about accepting.
I’m in first. I’m killing it. I have won H2H loss this season. I’m losing players every week but I’m absolutely destroying the wire and my team is good. I will show you my team and show you the offer:
I didn’t draft Sanchez by the way he was dropped lol.
C – G. Sanchez
1B – Alonso
2B – Albies
3B – Arenado
OF – Yelich
OF – Teoscar
OF – Franmil
UTIL – Jesus Aguilar
UTIL – Grichuk
B/IL – Brandon Crawford
IL – Lindor
I have lost Luis Robert’s (I dropped him he was picked up when they announced he’d make it back this season by the woman who traded him to me with Albies for Blackmon believe it or not earlier this season but I still got Albies so yeah lol.) I lost Upton when he original got injured. You can see I lost Lindor, I hesitated on Eloy pick up not wanting to drop Brujan. I lost Schwarber and a few others.
SP – Lynn
SP – T. Rogers
SP – Urias
SP – Ryu
SP – Means
SP – Mize (Stream)
RP – McGee
RP – Diego Castillo
RP – Yimi
RP – Barnes
IL/B – Pablo
IL/B – Civale
IL – Sale
NA – Baz
I have 2 IL Spots and 1 NA spot so I’m carrying a ton of guys on my bench including Pablo until I hear news he’s done for the season I’m hesitant on dropping him. I keep seeing you say he’s done but you sure?
Anyhow, I’m hesitant to pull the trigger but this is what I’m being offered, it is a yearly redraft league, if it were a keeper I’d pull the trigger, but I am hesitant cause I really don’t want to mess with my team but I need pitching but I don’t want to rid of a pitcher and he asked for the following:
His: Bichette, Pollock (I don’t want) and Sonny Gray
My: Yelich, Teoscar, Sale
Best player in trade is Bichette but I feel like I’m giving up the best overall package.
Let me know and Thanks !!
Take Bichette and run
Trying to break a 2 game skid this weekend. Two lineup calls I’m struggling with:
Dylan Carlson @ CIN or Pavin Smith @ CHC (both are hitting well at the moment)
Amed Rosario vs TAM (facing 3 LH starters) or Wendle @ CLE (facing 3 RH starters)
ESPN points, ROS, please rank top 4
Adbert, Touki, EdRod, Bum
For next week Pick up Shane Mcclanahan for two home starts versus the Yankees and Red Sox? Thanks as always.
Meh, what’s your options
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 40 moves (used 6) – no streaming
Someone has proposed the following trade:
MY: K. Marte (IL), Mancini, L. Gilbert (plus first round pick – rnd 11)
FOR HIS: G. Torres, A. Nola (and his later round pick – rnd 20)
Thoughts? I can see Torres has been hitting the past couple games, you think this will carry ?
C – G. Sanchez
1B – E. Hosmer
2B – J. Schoop
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – J. India
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Conforto
RF – T. Hernandez
Util – T. Mancini
BN – R. Laureano
IL – K. Marte (IL)
SP – W. Buehler
SP – S. Gray
SP – T. Mahle
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – T. Gonsolin
BN – J. Means
BN – S. Ohtani
BN – D. Price
BN – J. Odorizzi
BN – L. Gilbert
BN – J. Montgomery
IL – A. Civale (IL)
IL – C. Carrasco (IL)
Aaron Nola? Trade sounds fine to me
I was strolling to comment and read yours and I wanna make sure I’m reading this correctly:
You want a 20th round pick, Nola, and Gleyber and you’re giving up Ketel, Logan Gilbert, Trey Mancini, and an 11th round pick?
You’re giving up a ton of bricks man. Your pitching is fine without Nola, although you may lose Gilbert due to Innings Limit although he started later and may not get shut down due to that, I personally think you’re fine.
Who do you prefer out of Verdugo, Conforto or Joc?
Apples, oranges, and bananas. But I’d want Conforto right now to play the percentages that he regresses to the mean.
Verdugo, but agree with Cram
Appreciate it, Grey! Much to think about.
In a 10 team dynasty league, which side do you like?
S. Gray and J. Baez for J. Winker
I have the gray/Baez side and have no chance at making playoffs. We use obp instead of AVG, with walks as an added hitting category so it really hurts Javy’s value.
My pitching is decent, with Burnes, Rogers, Pablo, Marquez, Mize, Means, Luis Garcia, and Ynoa, with Grayson and Hunter Greene stashed. Which side you like in that format?
I’d take Winker there.
Sure thing. I happen to have both Winker and Baez on a points league team and Baez’s rank is like 60 spots lower than in roto.
Yeah; it’s almost 80 spots in my league. My biggest concern is that Winker started off on a hit streak and isn’t nearly this good, but am hoping the cold streak is just a slump and he gets back to mashing.
Agree with Cram
I’m choosing to honor you by NOT wearing pants.
In addition, a question for my “bullpen” (saves are a stat in 5×5 10 teamer)
I have: clase, hembree, Kennedy, joely Rodriguez (as backup), chafin
On wires: Sewald, T May, Diekman, Amir G, Trienen, diekman
Treinen over Joely…May over Clase
That wasn’t on Kenley last night. Routine throw to first and they went to second. Safe. Ruf went around but ump said he checked for ball 4.
He looked like his normal shaky self – I think he remains as closer but could see him getting the weekend off.
I’ve been swapping Franmil and Ohtani at util this week, I think they’ve hit 4 hrs and I got 1 in the lineup. 3 sonuvabenches!
Houcking awesome huh? Gotta grab him in deeper leagues then.
Whats the best tv show you’ve seen in 2021 ?
Best TV Show of 2021? Hmm…I just watched Wandavision which I loved, and I don’t like Marvel stuff usually…Mare of Eastown was solid…Liking White Lotus…There was a new season of In Line of Duty which its usual awesome show
Mare of Eastown and White Lotus are both excellent! Heard Wandavision is really good.
It was surprisingly good
Cleveland Guardians of the Galaxy
Cleveland Bozos. Had a year to pick a name and that’s what they come up with. Lame
Pretty corny name
And Cleveland Rocks was just sitting there on a platter….
So the Guardians (of traffic – look it up) is an iconic part of the Cleveland landscape. I (in Cleveland) actually like the pick very well (though it was #2 for me behind Spiders). Also, I’m sure Rocks was considered too close to Rockies.
I liked Spiders…Rocks didn’t work for Colorado reasons, agreed
Going into the weekend games, please pick one of the following to NOT start. H2H with QS. Thanks!
Price vs. COL
Touki @ PHI
Eovaldi vs. NYY
Merrill Kelly @CHC
I am wondering how you would feel about trying to acquire Flaherty? Is he too risky to give up much? I am thinking Luis Garcia, Framber Valdez or Manaea?
Trade Garcia once line ups lock for next week’s favorable 2 start week…he will encounter an innings cap and likely end up in pen.
I’d send Garcia for him…
Great thanks guys! I need to include a closer to make room for him. Which of these RPs has the least value? Romano, Hembree and Ranger Suarez.
Thanks! Have a great weekend!
12-team, 5×5 league with 2 Catchers:
1) Please rank: Zunino, Mejia, Nola, Collins, Vogt.
2) Please rank for OF: Soler, J-Up, Marsh, Aquino, Franchy.
3) Please rank for RP: Treinen, Green, Fry.
4) Not a question, but I have been using Snell most of the year, and he has killed my ratios. Benched him for yesterday’s game. For those of you who used him, you’re welcome.
2. Upton, Soler
3. You did
4. Ha, yeah, same here
Grey, knower of all things fantasy baseball and master of witty commentary, need your opinion here just to confirm I am not being a giant douche.
Yesterday I made a trade, trades in this league are accepted twice, once on Slack and then on ESPN. So the owner accepts on both platforms and then like 4 hours throws a hissy-fit and wants to cancel the trade because he didn’t’ read the details of the trade and/or realized Jed Lowrie was not 3b eligible. I said “hell no yo!” to cancelling the trade. Am I being a giant douche? Do play in leagues where owners cancel trade once they have been accepted and/or processed?
Not your problem. That’s on him.
I consumated a trade a couple of weeks ago in which the guy thought Tyler Anderson was Tim Anderson, and realized after the fact lol. I feld badly, and ended up swapping out E ROd for him, but kept Arenado.
Nice gesture. I offered the dude an additional draft pick but he had sand in his vagina and wouldn’t take it
Haha screw him
Agree with Cram…Sucks for him, not your problem
Nelson Cruz is available for trade in my 7 keeper, 14 team league.
Do you think I need him? below my players:
C – Vazquez
1b – Alonso
2b – Merrifield
SS – Story
3b – Justin Turner
OF – Blackmon, Grisham, Tucker
UTL – Tapia, Baddoo
BN – Kepler
I feel I’m light in HR, hence my intrigue in Cruz.
Should I make a trade offer? Must likely a Rd 8 for next year draft?
I will probably include or drop Kepler? or do you have any hope for Kepler?
Thanks for your insight!
You’re low on power, unless the standings say otherwise. 8th rounder works.
Agree with Cram
Not sure if my prior comment went through, so apologies if this is a duplicate.
6×6 OBP with up to x4 keepers. Trying to win now. Thoughts?
K. Marte ($18 keeper)
R. Grossman ($7 keeper/who cares)
D. German (who cares)
R. Hill (who cares)
Mancini ($12 keeper if I want)
Stanton (who cares)
Kershaw (who cares)
Jansen (who cares)
Thank you for talking me down.
ESPN Points, ROS
Would you trade McClanahan for any of these? If so, please rank:
Will Smith (Atl RP)
Jansen (ugly last two nights)
Sure, Raisel, Framber, Smith, Kenley
Houck & Patino about the same or like H more? QS, k/9
About same, Houck a bit more
Miguel Cabrera @MIN, BAL, or Aquinio @CHC, NYM next week? Don’t think Aquini gets any lefties….
Trying to win now. In a vacuum (6×6 OBP w/ 4 keepers).
I send Ketel Marte (potential $18 keeper), Grossman (gonna try to offer Pavin instead), and Domingo German and get back Mancini ($12 keeper), Kershaw, and Jansen.
I don’t love giving up both Ketel AND Grossman, but I would welcome any thoughts.
If you’re trying to win now, you should get better for now
I have been watching dodgers games before bed so i can watch bellingers expressions as he swings wildly and misses mostly every pitch. Even though I own him laughing at him suck has become more fun then him succeeding. At least he takes the time to do his hair and makeup before sucking cuz he looks great out there aside from playing the game. His swing looks so jacked it feels like men in black are gonna have to come and get the alien out of him.
ok enough inner thoughts for today dun wanna sound tooo crazy. 2/38 last two weeks ahahahahah!
Haha, he is so epically bad
h/h points 12 team redraft start 5 SPers per week ..weekly lineup set
have a roster spot for one and maybe two if I drop J Polanco
Would you drop Brujan or keep him stashed?
Have any of the writers considered a post on potential IP limits and how many more innings are projected in the tank? Trevor Rogers and Alzolay come to mind.
Sounds like an addition to the top 100 SPs for Blair
Most likely to help in saves post-trade deadline: Trevor May, Bednar, T. Rogers?
i’m going rogers (if that’s MIN rogers), bednar, may, but bednar-rogers close
First catcher question….
Drop Murphy for Haase? Thanks as always!
Drop Murphy for Murphy.
By the way, Grey, there was a battle between the Murphy’s last night and Tom won. How could you miss that? Wink.
Drop Rodriguez or Rodriguez?
Gonna go with Rodriguez, but it’s close
How ‘bout them “Guardians”?
Gonna shorten it to La Guardia
Wonderful, and on a short night to boot!
a. Houck! Awesome pitcher!
b. Went on my first longer post-op walk to the coast today with Simba (it’s 2.5 miles all told with 30% of the trip being uphill). Feeling good!
c. Have a nice weekend!
d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 23, 2021
Harry Binelli: ‘Hurry up, before they come back. And, groan, groan, stagger about and don’t die too soon! You must take your time. And you mustn’t die before 11 o’clock.’
Leo Davis: ‘Don’t you worry! I’ll give you the best performance you ever saw in a hotel bedroom!’
Gordon Miller: ‘That’s the spirit! Good luck, Davis. Drop dead!’
Binelli=Chico; Leo Davis=Frank Albertson; Miller=Groucho
e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 23, 2021
‘Here’s my coach, Bobby Winkles.’
(Bobby – Reggie’s coach from Arizona State – beamed when shaking hands with Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi, Mike Trout and the other stars of today. Reggie was at his best.)
Houck is to me!
B. That’s awesome! Glad to hear it!
E. Haha, some quote!
Can ref’s get blown saves… or errors? FKRS
it was asstird’s first.
Please rank H2h ros. Duran, Pederson, Kelenic.
Depends on needs…Joc, Duran
Gabe made a short! Michael Scott would be proud.