(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

5. Stacy’s Mom
4. Maggie May
3. Hot for Teacher
2. Mrs. Robinson
1. Me and Mrs. Nolan Jones

Runners-up: Me and Mrs. Christian Yelich, Me and Mrs. Alek Manoah, and Me and Mrs. Mike Napoli. That’s not in no particular order. That is the order. Know it, learn it, love it, all the greatest songs on Cougar Love on your dial–Sorry, I heard they were starting a new Sirius channel for Cougar songs, and I was writing up my audition script to be their deejay. The older they get, the same age I stay. Any hoo! The Guardians called up Nolan Jones this past week, and he’s got huge power, a handful of speed and possibly can’t make contact. Here’s what Itch has said about him, “Lanky corner bat whose value is driven by proximity and patience. I’ve always been down on Jones, comparatively, because I’m not sure he’s aggressive enough within the strike zone to hang against guys who just don’t give you much to hit and aren’t going to walk you if you’re not going to swing. His numbers have always been padded by poor command at the lower levels, and he’ll simply need to adjust, which he started to do after a slow start in AAA. He finished with a functional .238/.356/.431 slash line along with 13 HR and 10 SB in 99 games, which isn’t great but would be an improvement on Cleveland’s outfield production over the past few years. Speaking of slashes, put me in the same room as Grey, please.” Okay, scary. I’d grab Jones for some possible power to see if he gets some run in the Cleveland outfield. Maybe me and Mr. Nolan Jones, Mr. Nolan Jones, Mr. Nolan Jones, can get a thing going on. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Ryan Jeffers – As soon as the season starts, we wait for the groundhog. If it sees its shadow, it means Mitch Garver will play six more weeks. No shadow this year, so he’s gone, and Jonah Heim is the starter. Why talk about Heim and not Jeffers? Because Heim is technically rostered in more than 50% of leagues so not listed here, but I don’t believe that and he’s having a great year, and now is full-time. Jeffers is just a hot bat.

Carlos Santana – “You know how they say a butterfly flaps its wings in Kansas and starts a tsunami in Indonesia? Could the singer, Carlos Santana, collapsing on stage been the extra energy boost the MarinersCarlos Santana needed?” That’s me talking to my fortune teller. There’s no length too far to get you info!

Jose Miranda – This Buy column is a bit lighter than usual because the break means we’re not going to have a ton of hitters to exploit before we’re without games for a few days. Then next Friday, I’ll have another Buy.

Matt Carpenter – Since Carpenter’s been on the Yanks, he’s been nails. High five me! No? Fair enough. Too bad Lenny Dykstra’s got the Nails nickname on lock…Hey, wait a minute, Carpenter is On Lock? Nah, that’s more Josh Smith, the Lock Smith.

Ramon Urias – You know you want to Ram-Urias–*you start pushing your butt against a doorknob*–NO! Let me finish! You know you want to Ram-Urias to cover for your missing Wander. Geez.

Aledmys Diaz – I didn’t list Aledmys previous weeks, because his playing time meant Captain Woo Cubano was on the IL, and I didn’t want that for Yordan. I still don’t, but here we are. Sigh.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – *pulls out sword, shaves gyro meat from spit into metal meat shovel* “You see these gyro shavings? This is what you get from the Israel Diner-Falafel. No tahini, because he’s no longer on the Rangers, and that’s where Semien is.” That’s Nick Castellanos’s mom running her diner. Looking for one of the hottest bats in baseball? IDF has been, but so have a lot of guys in this post.

Josh H. Smith – Here’s what I said about him previously, “According to the player pages for Josh Smith — multiple — he’s the white man version of Luis Garcia. Hey, white folks with the last name Smith, stop naming your kids, Josh. Was there a sale on Josh Smiths? Wait, that’s another Rangers prospect, Josh Sale! Rangers handshake emoji with anyone named Josh. So, the Rangers finally called up their 3rd base prospect. Wait, that’s Josh Jung! Josh H. Christ. Wait, I mean, Josh H. Smith (the H is for honkey) is a five-category guy who is very low on all categories. His totals in the minors in 155 games was 20/40/.299, but that’s fairly deceiving, or unfairly, as the case may be. He could hit 5/10/.270 the rest of the way from the leadoff spot, which is valuable for deep leagues, and a hold for now in shallower. Maybe that’s what the H stands for.” And that’s me quoting me!

Esteury Ruiz – Already gave you my Esteury Ruiz fantasy. It was typed up on a Smith-Corona, which is Josh H. Smith if he hyphenates his wife’s name.

Bryson Stott – As Coolwhip called him, Bryson Hott. Indeed.

Leody Taveras – Was gonna make a joke that it’s the 2019 sleeper, Leody, but then I googled myself and found I wrote that in 2021. *dodges tomato* Seems someone remembers.

Aaron Hicks – Thinking about the guy who rosters Carpenter, Israel Diner-Falafel and Hicks and the amount of Fahrenheit cologne he wears and the arguments he gets in with his mom for not making the meatballs with 33% pork anymore because she says his cholesterol is out of control.

Austin Slater – Looks like a poor man’s Michael Harris II. Call him The Prequel.

Akil Baddoo – Just gave you my Akil Baddoo fantasy. It had the makings of a quality post, but went to crap after 5 2/3 paragraphs.

Gavin Sheets – “Well, I know you couldn’t give two Sheets.” You bargaining in a fantasy trade with someone who has Gavin, not because you want Gavin, but because it was making you giggle.

Cal Quantrill – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local bike shop.

Jake Odorizzi – This is also a Streamonator call. “Do you have any bikes not made of metal? I feel bad riding ‘my people.'”

Yerry De Los Santos – With the break coming up, it’s a good time to give you a bunch of guys who could become closers if the guys in front of them are traded. Will De Los Santos Yerry Across the Mersey to SAGNOF? Yes, possibly.

Kyle Finnegan – “I saw you, and him…Walking without the Rainey.” That’s Oran “Juice” Jones renaming his fantasy team. Don’t think Finnegan’s great, but neither are the Nats, so that’s a perfect fit.

Luis GarciaTaylor Rogers has to get replaced at some point by either a trade or just by another reliever. No way do the Padres get this close to a legit playoff contender, then screw the ol’ pooch because of some kind of allegiance to Rogers.

Felix BautistaOrioles’ current closer J. Lo is under contract for a while, but if the O’s can get anything in a trade for their closer, I bet they do it. For what it’s Cronenworth, Bautista has been great even if not getting saves.

Brett Martin – Suddenly, this schmohawk is Mariano Rivera. Signed, a bitter Joe Barlow owner.

Zach Jackson – Beane will trade Trivino for a bag of rocks.

SELL

Ke’Bryan Hayes – What’s this guy do? Seriously, because I’ve been watching him for about 24 months now and I’m super drowsy. Am I watching a baseball player or counting sheep? I have counting stats categories, but not counting sheep. Going back into his Triple-A numbers from 2019, and: Were we just excited about him because the Pirates actually promoted a very young bat, and we thought that meant he must be good? Pirates developing anyone is a reason to be suspicious, not excited. Oneil Cruz is good, in spite of the Pirates. Hayes looked like a 12/12/.270 hitter in Triple-A, and guess what he’s become? I wouldn’t trade him for the winning bid in a celebrity nail clipping auction, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
28 days ago

Looking to trade for a SP. In a small and shallow QS roto redraft league.

Who do you like more for QS and ratios ROS – Webb or Ray?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
28 days ago

6×6 10-team roto redraft with OPS & Holds, QS instead of Wins.

I’m leading Saves by 11 with Hendriks, Iglesias, Sewald and J.Lopez. Would offering one of them for Witt to a team that needs Saves be fair? He’d still have Seager at SS.

Worried
Worried
28 days ago

Does Jon Berti see playing time with Soler and jazz coming back into the mix?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
28 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Strider or Cobb, ?

Pls rank

O’Neill, Vaughn or Laureano?

Big THANKS!

Have a great week!

League One
League One
29 days ago

Who on these lists would you select to be of greatest impact come September?
1. Cueto, Rasmussen, Cobb, Stripling, Odorizzi (pick 2 please)
2. Holds: Scott, Seranthony, Hand, Adam,
3. Walsh, Nimmo, Hays, Vaughn
Thank you

ellis
ellis
29 days ago

Who’s my drop: Vinnie P or Paredes, thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

would you waive Luis Urias and pick up Amed Rosario or hold?

Thanks!

martin

fausto
fausto
29 days ago

1 more…redraft trade
Manaea for Jhoan Duran?
Or
Manaea for Sewald/Stripling ?
Or hold Manaea and grab Alexis Diaz off waivers? And hope (dumbell uses him appropriately)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
29 days ago

Chris Sale got hit with a line drive. He walked off the field — showing his hand. Liner hit his bare hand and immediately went to OF. Looks to me that he is out for season.

Michael B
Michael B
29 days ago

Whos better Esteury Ruiz, or healthy Kyle Lewis for the rest of the season?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Michael B
29 days ago

Is there such a thing as a healthy Kyle Lewis for the rest of anything?

Michael B
Michael B
29 days ago

Rank Max Meyer, MacKenzie Gore, and Blake snell in order of who will be the best for the remainder of the season.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

i made a mistake. Aaron Ashby of the Brewer’s is on the road against SF. Would you start or sit?

Thanks again for all your help!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

your roll continues. Started Mikolas and sat Dean Kramer and Nick Pivetta as you suggested. Should have started Eric Lauer. at least, avoided negatives

1. would you start SD’s Clevinger at home against AZ?

2. Would you start or sit Aaron Ashby of Brewers at home against Colorado?

i was leaning to say yes to both start. i am not sure.

thanks!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thank you! all your many fans are so appreciative of your help and effort!

thurman
thurman
29 days ago

i have a surplus of homers and my pitching has been trash lately. 12 team mixed league with obp. someone proposed his scherzer + starling marte for my giancarlo + barlow. what do you think??

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
29 days ago

Forgot to ask earlier; I’m desperate for some “K’s” today (don’t care about ERA or WHIP). of the available SP’s, SON has:

Gomber (COL v. PIT)
Otto (TEX v. SEA)
Abbott (WAS

And I’d need to drop 1 of the following bats:

Ke’Bryan Hayes
C. Walker
Miranda

As always, I greatly appreciate your help!

Jason
Jason
29 days ago

I currently have Tyler O’Neil and Seiya Suzuki on my roster in IL spots — so I can’t make any moves at the moment.

My OF and UTIL consists of Teoscar Hernandez, Julio Rodriguez, Acuna, and Soto so I’m set there for most days.

I have Hoskins on the bench to play UTIL or 1B when Josh Bell has a day off.

What do you suggest I do? Is Hoskins a drop for Tyer or Suzuki? Unfortunately my league doesn’t do much in trades so that is not an option.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Jason
29 days ago

FWIW, I also have Kyle Lewis stashed in an IL spot.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Haha, Ok, many thanks for the assist! I wasn’t sure if you would suggest to drop Hoskins or not. Have a great Sunday!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
29 days ago

Would you trust Rodon with his potential blister issue (that’s why he’s off ASG)? I need an SP and either Tyler ONeill or Nick Castellanos is just a bench bat for me.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
29 days ago

Notes.
a) He also has Castillo, but I assume he’d be too one-sided (I’m hoping he over-rates the injury risk).
b) I offered Castellanos; but I assume replacing with O’Neill is still good for me. BTW, w/o a trade I may need to cut one when Yordan returns.

Last edited 29 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

I know sometimes Blister issues linger (Aaron Sanchez a few years ago).

And wrt trade, I looked if he had lesser pitchers. But his other SPs are Gausman, Schertzer, and Webb. I am hopeful he’d repropose something since his OF is a mess.

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
29 days ago

the weird nl only keeper with BB instead of runs

back into wanting to drop lane thomas territory since you talked me out of it earlier in the year. in second place.

drop one:
carson kelly 2$ (third catcher, 2C league)
lane thomas 7$
avisail garcia 7$

cheers!

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
Reply to  bigalwilliams
29 days ago

or buddy kennedy 2$

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

drop them all? lol. got it! how am i in second place?! kelly 4 hr in two weeks… maybe better than the others. leaning buddy i think. any long term upside there for keeper?

Uncle
Uncle
29 days ago

Need to make room for Jon berti and possibly Kyle lewis?

I have Canha, Duvall and Jesus Sanchez to wiggle. Opinions? Kyle lewis is tearing up the minors recently. Hoping for a big second half asking too much?

Uncle
Uncle
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

I struggle with words. Thanks grey lol

Last edited 29 days ago by Uncle
Mike
Mike
29 days ago

Pick 2 to drop in a H2H redraft league:
Taveras
Esteury Ruiz
Franmil Reyes
Tyler O’Neil
Jared Walsh
Morel

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
29 days ago

Also add Tellez to that list.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
29 days ago

Belt or Schwindel in NL only?

fausto
fausto
29 days ago

Was going to drop either Alex Wood or Eric Lauer to stash Luzardo on IL and then with the open spot add R. Detmers to replace wood/lauer. Yes do it? Nah its stupid?…or meh? Lauer and Wood have been really good the last 3 starts but I think wood is prolly 6due for a couple of DTD stints or a 15day IL trip soon as it’s been about a month of being healthy. Or could drop Alec Bohm my bench bat(but hes hitting like .340 over the last month) Thanks. Look forward to the 2nd half ranks.

Last edited 29 days ago by fausto
Johnson
Johnson
29 days ago

Grey!

Which 2 of India, C Santana and Flores?

lolmets
lolmets
29 days ago

are any of these guys relevant for 12 team mixed leagues? IKF? lol. maybe leody? seems like a bunch of irrelevant waiver wire duds mostly. matt carpenter if you can hold bench bats and platoon sure. this list is brutally bad for hitters.

Sandman
Sandman
29 days ago

Hey Grey,

In a saves only league I have Taylor Rogers, Chapman, Helsley, SerAnthony, Tanner Scott

Do you drop Chapman for Devin Williams? Thank you!

Mike
29 days ago

Hey man, hope you’re well. World is crazy but thank the gods for baseball. Watched the WSox in a dive bar in Chicago and it was heaven. Miss you all!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mike
29 days ago

nice to see ya ex-prospector mike

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
29 days ago

Cabrera or Luzardo better stash in NL-only? Do you drop Brubaker for either?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thanks! Any hope for Buehler being useful in NL-only h2h playoffs starting 8/29?

Michael B
Michael B
29 days ago

1. Kyle lewis has 5 homers in his last 6 rehab games, should I add him before he’s called up to make sure no one else gets him? And when do you think he’ll be called up?

2. Is max meyer droppable after his debut and with Edward Cabrera and Luzardo potentially on there way back soon?

3. How valuable is Ruiz realistically gonna be? He had 60 stolen bases in the minors this year, is 30 or so more this year in the big leagues feasible?

4. Any of these worth adding? Frankie Montas, MacKenzie Gore, Blake Snell, Johnny Cueto, Ross Stripling, Drew Rasmussen, Alex Wood, Merrill Kelly, Keegan Thompson, Chris Flexen, Alex Cobb, George Kirby.

My current pitchers: Jose Berrios, Cristian Javier, Max Meyer (dropped for Kyle Lewis) Tarik Skubal, Joe Ryan, Framber Valdez, (Tyler mahl and Andrew Heaney on the IL)

My Relievers: Emmanuel Clase, Camilo Doval (losing my trust) David Bednar, Paul Sewald (considering dropping for Frankie montas) Ryan Helsley,

5. Any of my hitters worth dropping for another hitter or one of the available Pitchers listed?

My hitters: C: Alejandro Kirk, 1b: Pete Alonso, 1b/3b: Jake Cronenworth, 2b: Tommy Edman, 3b: Manny Machado, Ss: Bo Bichett, 2b/ss: willy adames, Of: Juan Soto, Randy Arozarena, Adolis Garcia, Julio Rodriguez, Esteury Ruiz
Utility: O’Neil Cruz
Bench: Luis Robert (DTD) Whit Merrifield (DTD)
Mitch Haniger (IL60) Kyle Lewis (IL7)

Available Hitters: Carlos Santana, Nolan Gorman, Riley Greene, Leody Taveras, Jarren Duran, Vinnie Pasquantino, Jose Miranda, Jo Adell, Josh Lowe, Brendan Rodgers, Trent Grisham, Yoan Moncada, Ramon Lauriano, Jorge Mateo, Alek Thomas, Luis Urias, Austin Meadows, Chris Taylor, Jean Segura ( all 3 Hurt)

And available pitchers were listed above

Are there any moves you’d reccomend making? Pitching or hitting? I feel like my bench might be a little full and I might be reliever heavy. But I’m open to any suggestions.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

10 team redraft league (no ops or obp etc) , idk why I’m streaming im just curious if there’s any moves you’d reccomend making

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please single out the drop in 1 and 2

1) M.Carpenter, T.O’Neill, R.Urias

2) Strider, Montas, Sale, Gonsolin (was last game the 1st wheel to drop?)

3) of those 2 drops, 1st to cut

Always big THANKS!!

MIddle infidel
MIddle infidel
29 days ago

Need to drop 1… who’s it gonna be?

Jonathan India
Luis Urias
Luis Arraez
Eduardo Escobar

MIddle infidel
MIddle infidel
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thanks. Just realized he’s the only one w SS elig…. So who’s the drop out of the other 3?

MIddle infidel
MIddle infidel
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thank you! I figured as such but it’s close

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
29 days ago

Is offering Kris Bryant for Robbie Ray fair? I posted this question earlier, but it showed as posted than the post went missing on my end. Wasn’t sure if you answered it. Sorry if there’s a duplicate.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
29 days ago

i could see doing it to get bryant if you needed hitting esp his positions. but i’d probably want a longer sample of him being healthy if not redraft. also i’d probably ask for more if i’m the one moving ray

Luvdarooks
29 days ago

Soto could be traded…??
Deep NL only $260 5×5 very deep league. MLB players get a $5 per year raise not MiLB.
what do you think of me trading a $17 Soto for Two of these?
A two dollar O. Cruz a $10 F Álvarez and a five dollar B Miller (LA).
Not playing for this year anyway but Soto if he does not get traded or stays in the NFL will still be at least worth it for three more years tomorrow… What do you think should I pull the trigger make the offer to trade Soto away

Luvdarooks
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Yes but if he goes to the AL I lose him for good. And I’m not playing for this year anyway… Basically is he worth those three guys even if he stays in the NL ?
And you are amazing answering all these questions and so quickly to… Get back to the futures game… No need to answer us right now :-)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Luvdarooks
29 days ago

i couldn’t find it on TV today, but i did see it’s on MLB network a rerun tomorrow morning at 9 am eastern, already got it DVR’d.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
29 days ago

similar to NFL games it was probably findable at similar sites that stream without paying anything games but i didn’t look it up and while i have cable i don’t have the pay services i read it was on (same spot mentioned the rerun on MLB network tomorrow)

Mr H
Mr H
29 days ago

My OF is Castellanos, Bellinger, Harris II, Ju Rod, Yelich, Joc Peterson, and Taylor Ward.

My league starts 5 OF and a Utility.

Would you drop any of these guys for Taveras?

League One
League One
29 days ago

Team and questions below in 12 teamer, h2h league currently tied for 2nd place with a 20 game cushion over 7th place team so looking solely at building my playoff roster.
C- Vaz
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez
MI- Lindor, Polanco, Gleyber
OF- play 5. Acuna, Robert, Happ, Julio, Pham
Util- Walsh
IL- Wander
SP- NcClan, Nola, Montas, Cease, L Garcia,
RP- Diaz, Hader (ugh), Scott, Montero (holds is a category).

WW: Vaughn, Cooper, Hicks, Marinsnick
Rasmussen, Cueto, Stripling, Cobb, Seranthony, Melancon, Finnegan, Bautista, Odorizzi

1. I have two free pickups…who would you add?
2. After adding those two, would you trade Walsh and Scott for Romano and Clevinger?
3. Or would you trade Walsh and Scott for Romano and Yandy?
4. Or trade Walsh and Scott for Nimmo and Soto

If you could give me a yes or no on each and then your preferred trade or hold advice.

eballs
eballs
30 days ago

ROS

Lodolo or Ranger Suarez

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
30 days ago

I was offered JD Martinez for my Castellanos. I like it — do you?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
30 days ago

I’m interested in Robbie Ray. Is an offer of Kris Bryant for Ray fair? Not sure how to value Bryant since he missed most of the season, but has been great since his return.

Play Ball
Play Ball
30 days ago

Which side ROS in a Quality Start league:

1. Woodruff or Verlander?
2. Woodruff or Nola?
3. Woodruff or Gausman?
4. Webb or Mikolas?

Looking to make a trade. I’m in a tight race and QS and ratios could be the difference.

lwomack58
lwomack58
30 days ago

Would you drop Pham or F. Reyes to pickup
E. Jimenez

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
30 days ago

Grey,

Do i call up Max Meyer and start him vs. PHI? thanks as always

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
30 days ago

Need to start two of these in my points league.

Lynn vs CLE
Ranger Suarez vs MIA
Kremer vs TB
Trevor Rogers vs PHI

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Sorry forgot to distinguish that.Kremer and Ranger are on the road.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
30 days ago

And Lynn is @MIN.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
30 days ago

Im so dismayed by these options that I can’t even post correctly. These options are why I am doing terrible in my points league!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Thanks. That was where I was leaning.

Dan
Dan
30 days ago

Quick question. Trade my wander franco for Brandon woodruff and Craig kimbrel? 16 team H2H 5×5 dynasty. Currently competing, and not sure what I get from franco this year.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
30 days ago

Morning!

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

Someone just cut Nolan Jones. You dropping anyone on my current roster for him?

Roster:
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: O. Cruz
OF: Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar, Arraez
UTL: Vinnie P., K. Hayes
BN: Gorman
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Gore, Hunter Greene

RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran
 
IL:, DeGrom, W. Franco, Yordan 

Thanks as always

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thanks; forgot to update my roster. I already dropped Gore & have been using that spot as a streaming pitcher revolving door.

That said, would you drop K. Hayes or Gorman for Jones?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thank you!

and on a sunday morning still answering questions… you need a raise!

Gotime
Gotime
30 days ago

How much you buying Taveras in a 12 team H2H dynasty pts league? Budget $400 play 5 OF.  

Alex
Alex
30 days ago

Are we starting Meyer at home vs. Philly today?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
30 days ago

Grey I need to replace Berti, My options are E Suarez, Matt Carpenter or Esteury. Who would you recommend? I’m leaning towards Carpenter, but his lack of playing time is concerning.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Thanks for answering our questions on a Saturday morning!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
30 days ago

Hi Grey,

of course, Ryan Jeffrey has just gone on IL.

I only have Will Smith at Catcher in a Yahoo points league and have decided to finally get a backup when he is sat. The list is certainly not Yogi or maybe not even Charlie Silvera (for your old timers like me)

Here is the list among many on the waiver list;

Cal Raleigh
Eric Haase
Carson Kelly
Austin Nola
Elias Diaz
Andrew Keizer
Gary Schanez

Please let me know your recommendations and of course suggest other names to consider.

thanks again for all your help!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

thanks!

League Two
League Two
30 days ago

Would you trade Walsh, Tellez, and Scott for Romano, Clevinger and Vaughn? 12 teamer, h2h league.

Sandman
Sandman
30 days ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up!
10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 league:

C: Kirk
1B: Olson
2B: Morel
3B: Jram
SS: Witt
CI: Walsh
MI: Thairo Estrada
OF: Julio Rodriguez, Adolis, Mountcastle, Santander
UTIL: Hunter Renfroe, Tyler Oniell
BN: Kirilloff
IL: Wander, Albies

Do you like any (or multiple) of these guys on waivers over anyone I have?

-Wilmer Flores
-Nelson Cruz
-Joc Pederson
-KeBryan Hayes
-Josh Naylor
-Austin Slater

Some guys I was considering dropping was Morel, Walsh, Thairo Estrada, and Kirilloff. Didn’t realize how bad Walsh was slumping. If I drop an MI it would have to be for Wilmer Flores, everyone else I could replace with a bench batter. Thanks !

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Appreciate you. Would you add Flores over anyone or hold?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
30 days ago

Hi Grey,

you are on a roll! i listened to you and played Tyler Anderson and Alex Wood . i should ask your advice on stocks. Thank you!

1. i was going to sit Nick Pivetta of the Sox at NY. Do you agree?

2. would you start Eric Lauer of the Brewer’s at SF?

3. i was still going to sit Dean Kramer of the Baltimore at TB? Do you agree?

thanks again!

martin

thanks again for all your assistance!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Thanks!

Nitro
Nitro
30 days ago

BEFORE reading the sell I traded Hayes and Y Hernandez (Nats) for Kris Bryant. Glad to see you agree.

VinWins
VinWins
30 days ago

Hader’s ERA was 1.14 in 23 2/3 IP through June 28. Now 4.50 after putting up a 17.05 in 6 1/3 IP.

Rick
Rick
30 days ago

Yo Grey!

Just flipped Verlander and Amed Rosario on non-keeper contracts for Nolan Jones, Reid Detmers, Singer on keepable contracts, and then also Correa & Bregman (non-keeps).

Onto my next trade. Do you like flipping J. Polanco (B27) & Walsh (E8) for Jake Meyers (B5), Josh Naylor (A8), Zach Logue (A3)?

Thanks!

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Figured, I was just getting trade happy.

Felt like I did alright in that first deal though. Thanks!

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Last time I’ll revisit this. Did some re-tooling on the trade. AL only 5×5, I could finish in the money but likely not 1st.

I send:
Walsh (E8) -non extendable contract
K. Lewis (E12)
B. Singer (B12)

Receive:
Naylor (A8)
Jake Meyers (B5)
Christian Javier (B11)
2x 3rd round ML picks for 2023

Still meh? Thanks again for your responsiveness man!

Monsieur
Monsieur
30 days ago

wth do we do with Max Muncy!?

…drop or hold in 12 team 5×5 OBP.

feel like Brendan Donovan or even Bryson Stott’s a better play at this point.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
30 days ago

I. Paredes or L. Urias?

League One
League One
30 days ago

1. Wondering if I made a mistake trading Kershaw and Clevinger for Nola. Injury worry was the main driver but Clayton still looking great (albeit vs Cubs and Angels) and he is in an easy division to pitch in. Nola looking very average past year and a half. Other owner is willing to trade back Kershaw for Montas but understandably wants to see Frankie’s next start. If that start goes ok, would you make that trade or am I just having trader’s remorse?
2. Vaughn on the wire. Drop Walsh or hold?
3. Cueto, Meyer or Odorizzi?
Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
30 days ago

My Teoscar and Jon Gray for DeGrom and A. Vaughn. Would you make this trade

Rick
Rick
Reply to  lwomack58
30 days ago

I would, love Andrew Vaughn. Know you’re asking Grey, but had to jump in. Good luck!

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
30 days ago

Nola or Verlander ROS. QS league. Wondering if Astros will start to throttle back on Verlander’s innings.

eballs
eballs
30 days ago

You streaming stro tomorrow?

Big Dog
Big Dog
30 days ago

I am really angry. I just realized that Houston switched their rotation and Urquidy pitched tonight against Oakland. I was busy at work but did check throughout the day and Yahoo had him going on Sunday. I know that Odorizzi was supposed to pitch tonight…I even thought about streaming him because SON had him at $15 when I checked this afternoon. All my pitchers get beat up and then I lose out on an Oakland start which we all look forward to. Somedays I truly hate fantasy…seems to be a lot more of these last minute lineup changes where there is no time to make the change. UGH!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Big Dog
30 days ago

even as late as like noon friday some sites hadn’t yet caught up to odorizzihaving been moved to sunday from friday BUT then back again. the fantasy sites themselves were last to it. in order that i found it showing what happened:
(1): depth charts/roster resource (now owned by fangraphs)
(2): baseballpress daily lineups (but this was behind depth charts by at least an hour or so)
(3): fantrax then yahoo (i added him for the sunday start in an espn league and he’s still best option between fri-sun so didn’t drop or check if site noticed it and when)

did get screwed in one yahoo daily-tomorrow with the goofy tomorrow adds but not today adds, dropped him roughly 24 hours ago for a sat streamer, now i won’t get that odorizzi start there.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
30 days ago

I’m just about done with Cruz. First time in 10+ years I draft him and he sheets the bed (he’s essentially a bench bat for me)

1.5 out of first keeper league. Won and WILL win every other year lol. Pretty happy with my team, but I. Always in the should I/shouldn’t I drop Cruz. Here’s my roster OPS R HR RBI SB R

C Stephenson
1B Riley
2B Gimenez
3B Devers
SS Edman
OF Soto
OF S Marte
OF Suzuki
UTIL Tavares
UTIL Naylor
B Cruz
DL Jazz
DL Harper
NA Burleson

1) Thairo Estrada was dropped. Will put claim in for him. Claim in over Cruz?

2) When Jazz is activated drop Thairo or Gimenez for Jazz? (If I pick up Thairo, then Cruz instead)

3) Who to drop to activate Max Meyer?

K ER whip QS K:9 S+H

McClanahan
Manoah
Webb
Eovaldi
Manea
Strider
Wood
Kelly
S Gray
Pivetta

Holmes
Robertson
Puk
Scott
Minter

DL Mahle
DL Barlow

A little all over the place but numbered to make easier to answer.

Grey, you’re a doll!! Good Shabbos!!

Jon
Jon
30 days ago

I need to drop someone. Christian Walker, Josh Naylor, Ian Happ, or Matt Chapman?

Thanks.

thekid2004
thekid2004
30 days ago

Sir Grey, In need of SP for the 2nd half push. 6×6 OBP/QS 12 team league. Thoughts on this deal?

Give: Alonso/Pivetta
Get: Nola/Wainwright/Mancini

Trade analyzer says it’s nearly even.

RoR:
C: Melendez
INF: Alonso, Ruiz, Witt, JoRam
OF: Mook, Soto, Castellanos, Kirilloff

SP: Manoah, Cortes, Lopez, Cobb, Wood, Sandoval, Stripling
IL: Peralta, Luzardo
RP: Iglesias, Bard

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

Gracias

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
30 days ago

Berrios was dropped a couple of weeks ago. Him or streamers?

Michael B
Michael B
30 days ago

Two questionable moves i made: dropped Blake snell for max meyer, dropped Jorge Mateo for esteury Ruiz. Mateos 22 sb so far are enticing but he’s batting 9th for the orioles… and his average is low. Also Ruiz had an incredible 60 stolen bases in the minors…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
30 days ago

Holy Jo-Mo. That could have been real nasty. Elsewhere, Lou Bob! Haven’t seen a dinger go that far, that fast, for a while.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

He’s out of the game – what happened?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
30 days ago

Light-headedness apparently!

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

that lionel hutz early morning meeting where he offers a belt of scotch from a pint in his desk again comes to mind, but slightly different, he calls lou bob into his office to congratulate him on well he’s been doing lately, it’s rude to refuse 1 drink, then 2 then….

toolshed
toolshed
30 days ago

Riley just hit HR #26. Not an all star yet 2 Braves catchers, Contreras from the Cubs and Puljos are on the team. Baseball is laughable.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
30 days ago

yeah they’re getting up to NBA levels of horrible players (by this stage anyway) being on all star teams. NBA routinely has guys that were last good 10ish years ago and barely being bench players at time they played in all star games. can’t remember hockey doing this but they might’ve.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  toolshed
30 days ago

Contreras is the starter, and he’s had a great season so far. Pujols was commissioner pick. William over Riley is laughable, but the rest? nah, man

toolshed
toolshed
30 days ago

It looks like the Tigers gave Baddoo a 3-day trial before they started benching him again. Amazing. Why call him up if you were going to play him? I’m not saying Baddoo is great, but he is better or equal to their other options. A lefty is not pitching today. I’d like to see what he can do over a half of a season while playing every day. You’d think Detroit would want to give him a good look.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
30 days ago

I know Hayes is a “Sell”, but he gets to play in Coors this weekend… & Hittertron seems to like him.

Any chance you’re taking flyer on him batting 3rd in the thin air tonight?

Thanks as always!