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As I peer out over the green grass fields, I’m reminded of my youth. A wee boy with eyes watering, scratching because I wanted the baseball to be played so badly. I was fiending and overheated! I was The Rock but obsessed with baseball, “Can you smell what the verdant is cooking!?” I yelled at the open grass fields. It was only later I realized that what I was feeling was hay fever and I needed baseball to be played so, when they would watered the field, it tamped down the pollen. Yet, over-the-internet friend with a Claritin in hand, I still long for those glorious days. It’s likely psychosomatic at this point, but details! Details! With the beginning of baseball, spring is anew and so are our fantasy baseball teams. And now that brief nostalgia and optimism is gone, because we have actual games and everything is 1000% blown out of proportion. Dubya tee eff, Royce Lewis! What the what, Nick Martini?! Oh God, Oneil Cruz (1-for-5 and his 1st homer) is hitting 6th?! Why?! Oh, he was facing a lefty. Okay. But still! No! Stop it! I promised myself I wouldn’t overreact to one day of baseball, but can someone give Derek Shelton an exit row seat on a Boeing plane? I want to test something. Oh, and Oneil Cruz is a GOLDEN GOD he needs to hit leadoff every game! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche! One further ado, this season’s first Buy/Sell is now available on our Patreon. It will be posted early on the Patreon all year, so sign up for that. It will also be up at 12 PM PST today, assuming the site doesn’t crash again. Sorry about that yesterday, clearly out of our control. It bummed us out as much as you. Sincerely, eff you, spammers. Anyway II, the roundup:

Jesus Luzardo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks. Only blemish was a Bryan Reynolds (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) homer. I would like it more if Luzardo didn’t demand Nick Fortes as his personal catcher, because I’m rostering Bethancourt in leagues, and not because Bethancourt sounds like a Real Housewife.

Mitch Keller – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks. Watched most of this game, and Keller looked bad (who am I, Anne Sullivan?), but just as it’s only one game for hitters. Patience, mint-flavored cocktail.

Edward Olivares – 1-for-1 and his 1st homer. Sonavabench! Can my players not do anything when they’re not starting?

Edouard Julien – 1-for-2 as he didn’t start vs. a lefty. Baldelli is going to make me bald because of pulling my hair out, and I have a luscious head of hair!

Maikel Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff. Trying not to overreact to one day’s worth of lineups, but I love this development if it stays.

Cole Ragans – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks. He was my Bust call of the season. Though, this wasn’t a bad start — good time to sell!

Anthony DeSclafani – Hit the 60-day IL. Disco is dead, and DeSclafani ain’t doing so good either. Don’t mind it for my Varland shares!

Royce Lewis – Hit his 1st homer, and left the game with a quad injury. Oh my God, that’s Royce Lewis’s music!

Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 0-for-4 as he hit 3rd. Mean’s while, Elly (1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal) hit sixth. You Elly owners worried yet or nah? No? Yeah, a steal will temper your mood on his lineup placement, but he needs to get out of the six hole to have anywhere close to the value he had going in the preseason.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks. Streamonator loved this start, and hates his next one, and I don’t disagree. Our first Streamonator call! Woohoo!

Nick Senzel – Late scratch with “being Nick Senzel.” Oh, wait, he broke his thumb before the start of play. Hold up, that’s the same as “being Nick Senzel.”

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Super boring, but he super-boring’d his way to a top 45 outfielder year last year.

Josiah Gray – 4 IP, 7 ER. Has a former Dodgers’ prospect ever done well after they’ve trade him? I’ll wait.

Nick Martini – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, as he DH’d vs. a righty. I’ll drink to that! Wow, Martini is on pace for 324 homers! Martini won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could’ve been. We have our first hot schmotato!

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. What’s legitimately hilarious? No one wants Adolis until the season actually starts, then everyone is like, “Oh, yeah, he’s great.”

Adbert Alzolay – 1 IP, 1 ER, and a home run to a lefty, which seems to be Alzolay’s vulnerability. Achilles had his heel, and Alzolay has people who need the weird scissors. Might be a good idea to stash Neris.

Justin Steele – Sounds headed to the IL after straining his hamstring trying to field. Pitchers are incredible. They do something 99.9% of us can’t do by throwing the ball hard or walking literally five feet to pick up a ball. Fielding? A pitcher? Are you crazy?

Walker Buehler – Dave Roberts says Buehler’s ahead of schedule. One of those preseason picks I wish I could’ve done over again. He was going so cheap for what he can do in five months of pitching. Was a bad call to not draft him. Every draft, I kept seeing Buehler, Buehler, Buehler, and not responding.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 2nd homer. Also, in this game, Freddie Freeman (2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 1st homer. While, Tyler Glasnow (6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks) shut down the Cards. Serious question: Do you start anyone vs. the Dodgers?

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4 and 1st homer. Au Shizz!

Garrett Crochet – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks. Oh, I didn’t voluntarily watch the White Sox, but the results look damn good for Crochet. Might be worth a pickup or a cyclops with a monocle, at worst. Maybe he goes 1-18/3.20/1.12/140 in 120 IP.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks. He faced the White Sux.

Jason Foley – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save. Foley? Detroit? Is this a tie-in with the new Beverly Hills Cop? How about Axel Lange–sorry, Alex Lange? So, I honestly am not sure what happened here, maybe it’s a timeshare. At this point, I’d hold both, Axel/Foley.

Nestor Cortes – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks. Yanks’ Opening Day starter is likely their best starter. I’m not being sarcastic.

Oswaldo Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Don’t worry, the Yanks acquired Berti to get O-Cab out of the lineup. A very smart organization.

Framber Valdez – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 hits, 6 walks, 5 Ks. I point out the walks in the line when they matter. This was an incredibly bad start by Framber.

Anthony Santander – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Yes, it’s one game, but he was also going way too cheaply in drafts.

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. My bigger problem with him is he tries to elevate everything. Call him Otis.

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks. Faced the Anaheim Trouts and only got hit by the Mike.

Patrick Sandoval – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER. Bad time to stop sniffing glue, blow, whatever you’re sniffing, Ron Washington.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. When you have only 110 games to get all your stats, each game matters!

Miguel Sano – 0-for-2 as he hit 7th. I wish everyone who was suddenly becoming aware of lineups and starters right now would remember that feeling next preseason when they’re looking at Spring Training lineups and thinking they’re any indication of what’s to come. I like Roster Resource as much as the next person, but it’s just one person guessing, like the rest of us. Spend four months doing projected lineups and starters, then managers open the season with a lineup no one’s seen all preseason. Rather than guess, just use our Lineups Tool and see who is actually starting vs. guessing who will. Angels’ lineup was a thing of beauty, if you’ve hit your head and forgot what the word beauty means. Rendon and Hicks as their one-two hitters. Just vomited in my mouth and spit it on the ground where my vomit spelled out, “Gross.” Smart vomit right there. Guess the bright side is the more looks Rendon and Hicks get the more chances for an injury. Oh, and about those Luis Rengifo shares:

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Based on literally nothing: Vets do better in April.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks. During every draft this was me, “Oh, boy, the War Room wants me to draft Jose Berrios five rounds before his ADP.”

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. “I told you to let it hit you, but hit it!” That’s Craig Biggio.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer. Cake Batter keeping it moist by self-saucing!

Zach Eflin – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER. More like Effin!

Yandy Diaz – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He had a huge April/May last year, and maybe he’ll have a huge April/May this year, but it’s also one game. Breathe, people, breathe.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Logan Webb – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks. This matchup was billed as Yu/Webb, which is also the worst Canal Street knockoff of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st homer. Conforto is the season’s 2nd schmotato. Sorry, had a business lunch and Martini beat him to it.

Marco Luciano – Optioned to the minors. Listen, he kinda sucks, but opting for Nick Ahmed at short is, well, shortsighted.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer, as the DBags put up 16 runs. Yeah, but it was vs. the Rockies in…Oh, they were in Arizona. Hunh, well, the Rockies’ pitching looks like it’s pitching in Coors everywhere.

Ezequiel Tovar – 0-for-4. Why is he hitting 7th? Did Bud Black lose a bet with a lobotomist?

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, and his 1st homer. Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

Brayan Bello – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks. Results are usually underrated, so I’m just gonna put it out there: Bello’s stuff looks like he should have much better results.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Devers delivers; his name is in there.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-3, 2 runs and our very first slam (1) and legs (1) of the season. Should’ve been more aggressive drafting O’Neill this year. Damn, he’s gonna eat in Boston. This game wasn’t even in Boston and he’s eating! Tyler goes into a new city and becomes the worst cast-mate of the Real World everywhere he goes, because he is living and eating rent free! In Seattle? He’s Stephen from The Real World: Seattle, living and eating rent-free in Irene’s head throwing her teddy bear into the water like it ain’t no thang!

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Larry
Larry
1 month ago

I was offered Yainer Diaz for Paredes.
I already have O’Hoppe but this is very tempting. What do you think?

Flying High
Flying High
1 month ago

Uribe or Kopech?

in a keeper league, I have McLain,McClanahan and Senga on my 3 IL spots. I have Grissom in reserve spot. Now Steele is headed to IL. Are you dropping Grissom in that situation?

Thanks Grey!

Cocowillie
Cocowillie
1 month ago

Hey…. Happy 2nd day. Ready to kick E Ruiz to the curb. Any of these names worthy of that roster spot? I should have ok SB from my other guys. Martini, P Meadows, Fraley, Perdomo, Siri, Taveras
As always, much appreciated!

Scottsteelers
Scottsteelers
1 month ago

Baseball is back!

I have Kris Bryant and Taylor Ward, was offered both Haniger and Tyler O’neil for them. Thoughts?

Scott
Scott
1 month ago

Grey,

he turned down my Ryan and T. Bradley for Burnes deal. Should I offer Henry Davis ($6), Royce Lewis ($8) and Joe Ryan ($10) for Burnes ($23) and Josh Jung ($6). Remember its a 12 team dynasty keeper salary cap league.

frankgrimes
Reply to  Scott
1 month ago

Of course he did. They will reject that weak sauce too.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

he turned that down too

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

Im very impressed Chourio walked in first MLB AB. Its got to be pretty tempting to want to rope one.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, agreed. Im suprised how cheap Rafaela remained even after it was clear he’d won the CF. Maybe he’s just 15/30 but still…

goodoldubs
goodoldubs
1 month ago

Hiya, Grey. Apologies if this gets posted twice—I’m having technical difficulties on top of my usual difficulties.

It’s so great to have these recaps back. Jung Who, Lee? was dropped in my 18-teamer. I know he’s incrediblee boring, but he needs to be rostered, right? What percentage of FAAB do you reckon is appropriate?

Danke!

goodoldubs
goodoldubs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

frankgrimes
Reply to  goodoldubs
1 month ago

Boring! Blasphemy I say. Not only is he not boring he is hella sexy too! Your league mate is dopey af for dropping him.

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rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Foley over Payamps or Finnegan? Or hold for now?

goodoldubs
goodoldubs
1 month ago

Hiya, Grey! So good to have these recaps back. Jung Hoo Lee was dropped in my 18-teamer. I know he’s incrediblee (see what I did there) boring but he prolly needs to be rostered, right? What percentage of FAAB do you think is appropriate? Danke!

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

I cant seem to figure out how to renew ad-free subscription. Am I getting senile?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you, Grey!!!

Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Morning & Happy Mermaid Day!

I could use a little luck from a mythical creature with all the injuries i have piled up already.

Anyway, i have Lange, but should i also be grabbing Foley…or fill my open roster spot with a bat/ SP?

Full roster here:

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: Keibert
1B: Vladdy
2B: Mookie
3B: Chapman
SS: Gunnar
IF: Torkelson
OF: Teoscar, J. Duran, Langford
UTL: Westburg
BN:
 
SP: Webb, Peralta, , Pepiot, Keller, Hicks, Kikuchi, Dunning,
RP: Bednar, Lange, Alvarado, G. Jax
 
IL (3 slots): Romano, Kershaw, Lodolo, Garrett, G. Cole, D. Williams, McLain

Thanks as always!

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 month ago

I tried to get excited about O’Neill hitting his fifth consecutive opening day home run, but then I realized that this implies that 4 consecutive times previously I have thought to myself “Maybe this is a sign of big things to come this year” and 3 of those times I have been wrong

LenFuego
LenFuego
1 month ago

As an owner of both Elly and Steer, am way more concerned about Steer being in the seventh spot yesterday than Elly in the sixth. If Elly hits decently (and personally I think he will), he will get moved quickly into or near the top of the lineup. But Steer might stick where he is no matter what.

Oh, and poor Shane Bieber! Hangs a W with 11 Ks in six shutout inning, and does not even rate a blurb!

toolshed
1 month ago

Lefty on the mound, Frelick riding the bench. Ugh

It looks like Baldelli and the new Brewers skipper, Pat Murphy, subscribe to the Thou Shalt F up a Grey Sleeper post theory.

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah Frelick walks, has great contact skills, obp and is good with the glove. He has 43 mlb ab’s against lhp. Case closed. He can’t hit lhp. It is MADDENING.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

doing a test since having a problem asking questions

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

Works great!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Need to drop one?
Helsley
Suarez
Finnegan
Kinley
Foley
Yimi

frankgrimes
1 month ago

Marsh Batty call Let’s go!

Jeremy Burke
Jeremy Burke
1 month ago

Hi, is there something wring with the streaminator today? Im a paying subscriber but it wont give me access.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Jeremy Burke
1 month ago

If you purchased Daily, you can access through the razzball.com/streamers3day link.

If you want the 7+ day one, it is part of the Daily/Weekly package ($49.98). If you want to upgrdae, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you the discount code so you only pay the difference.

Keeks
Keeks
1 month ago

Missed these posts, glad baseball is back!

QS League, have to replace Woo. How would you rank these guys on waivers:

Flaherty, Crochet, Wacha, Detmers, Severino

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gracias!

Keeks
Keeks
1 month ago

Yordan did pretty decent after the dodgers traded him I would say!

TJ81
TJ81
1 month ago

I have Doval and Bednar, feel I could use another RP…Abner Uribe or Hunter Harvey worth an add?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

I lost Steele and looked for a replacement, wire is thin in a 16 team dynasty league. What do you think about Paul Blackburn’s next two starts vs. Cleveland, @Detriot

Thanks

Last edited 1 month ago by Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Who do you like better ROS as a 4th/reserve OF Conforto or Rooker? H2H, OPS league

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

12tm H2H daily pts redraft any of the following worth a stash now? Ed-Rod, Senga, Lodolo, Baz

Matt D
Matt D
1 month ago

Hey Grey –
Nothing like one game samples to really get the juices flowing!
I had the same reaction on Buehler. Another manager in my league got him in the 18th and I can just picture myself replaying that one over and over this season.

I’ve got some hot-fingers managers in my 10 team categories league and already facing some interesting pickup dilemmas. Curious your thoughts.

1) Salvy Perez dropped. I drafted O’Hoppe mostly on your high praise of him. Is this worth the swap? (Heim, F Alvarez, Garver all also somehow available)
2) Josh Lowe dropped. We have 3 ILs and they are currently taken by Verlander, Scherzer, and soon Steele. Lowe would be competing with J Naylor for my 1 batting bench slot when he returned. Would you swap Scherzer out for Lowe or is it dependent on need? (my hitting is better than my pitching – you even said so in the comments the other day!)

Thanks!

benjaminred
benjaminred
1 month ago

Love the new 11pm pacific posting time now. I know it’s more hustle for you to cram in the west coast games, so thank you’

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

Hay to the Hey to the Hay, Grey!!!!

Watcha think about Rodon @HOU? I think he will/could get clobbered, but the bot is relatively keen on him ($13.5).

Also, I’m thinking Megill and Uribe in that order for saves in MIL. Better to hold both of them or Megill and Foley. (I always only draft two closers and farm the rest, so this has me uptight this time of year.)

It’s been too long since I’ve pointed out that I Iurrrrrrrrrrrrrve yas!

toolshed
1 month ago

While very undervalued and one of your sleepers, frelic becomes a lot more interesting if he can get some infield eligibility like they were planning. The injury to Mitchell pretty much keeps him in the OF for the early part of the season.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Happy Opening Day!

I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed redraft league that has both AVG and OPS.
I punted on saves (for now, can always get that later!)

I know I need to trim my bench. Also, Tyler O’Neil is available. Was wondering if you think I should pick him up, and then who should I drop for other players (streamers, closers?). Also, what do you think of my team?

FWIW, I missed out on Puk and Hicks this morning. :-(

HITTERS
=======
C – Yainer Diaz (C, 1B)
1B – Bryce Harper (1B)
2B – Gleyber Torres (2B)
3B – Isaac Paredes (1B, 2B, 3B)
SS – Corey Seager (SS)
OF – Jazz Chisholm (OF)
OF – Adolis Garcia (OF)
OF – Spencer Steer (1B, 2B, 3B, OF)
UTIL – Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
BENCH – Lourdes Gurriel (OF)
BENCH – Victor Scott (OF)
BENCH – Christian Encarnacion-Strand (1B)
BENCH – Christopher Morel (2B, OF)
BENCH – J.D. Martinzez (OF)

PITCHING
========
Spencer Strider
Aaron Civale
Nestor Cortes
Zac Gallen
Ryan Pepiot
Bryce Miller
Christopher Sanchez
Jack Flaherty
Luis Severino

IL – Bryan Woo
IL – Sonny Gray
IL – Walker Buehler
IL – Nick Lodolo
IL – Shane Baz

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Pick up Skenes and Stone for JD and Stanton?

and THANK YOU!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Last UTIL spot in a H2H points league: Estrada, Jeimer C., or Tyler O’Neil?

mudhen11
mudhen11
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir!

frankgrimes
1 month ago

If you’re voted out with an idol in pocket can you hand it over to your friend? No one ever done it maybe it’s against the rules?

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 month ago

In a 12-teamer Nootbar is on waivers, drop Verdugo, Benson?

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
Reply to  Mike Honcho
1 month ago

Don’t leave me hangin’!!

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Maybe I shoulda taken Adolis instead of Bichette. Or Arozarena. I just can’t help myself – average and SB are my siren song. First year I haven’t rostered Garcia since he came up and it feels empty.

As for Bello, he looked really good other than a mistake to Haniger. Naturally I swapped out Haniger for Lourdis before the night game. Sonofabench!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I mean, Lourdis went ham, so it didn’t hurt too much. I shoulda swapped out Arozarena! Ah to be psychic and waste it on stupid stuff like fantasy baseball instead of like, winning the lotto.

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Do you like Puk today @ home against PIT?

Kelly Leak
Kelly Leak
1 month ago

Hola- worth mentioning Bieber’s six scoreless with 11 K’s against Oakland.
The A’s stink, but this wouldn’t have happened last year. The dude is looking great so far after winter training at Driveline with his old velocity and vintage curve ball.
He’s baaaaaaack! (hopefully)

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Bello gets them next. Got a little chub just typing that.

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 month ago

Grey, i got a conundrum that i found myself in…

have McLain as a $5 keeper (each keeper goes up $5 every year), in a 12 team 25 man roster. The problem is we only have 4 IL slots which i currently have my other keepers in …(Woo, Eury, Baz, J. Lowe, and Taj injured on my bench). I don’t expect any of these guys back soon, (maybe woo), but would you drop mclain? Trying to trade, but not sure if there would be alot of teams interested in a year long IL stash that will cost them 10$ to keep the following year…

Should i just drop, or what do you think i should try to get in a trade. Currently trying to package him with bello for morel type?

thoughts?

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
1 month ago

12 team league. Currently holding 5 closers because of the Foley/Lange situation. Ideally I’d like to drop one of those 2 for a streamer once that gets figured out. But otherwise, who is the drop out of Foley/Lange, Jax, Munoz, Estevez. I’m leaning Estevez but curious what you think

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I can but I’m impatient! I’ve lost Steele and Woo since drafting on Sunday and I’m on full tilt! Haha but I’ll just wait it out and see what happens with Detroit

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

JP Crawford or Neto

Butter Rum
Butter Rum
1 month ago

Hi Grey –

Setting active lineup for the weekend in a 10 team NL only standard 5×5 roto.

Would you recommend sitting R. Suarez this weekend facing ATL (would mean not getting production out of that lineup spot); I don’t love starting mid range SP to start the season and prefer getting the rust off anyhow, but even more heightened va ATL lineup. It’s NL only so these sort of matchups with limited replacements happen …. thoughts?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1. How you prioritize among Jose Soler, Taylor Ward, Jack Suwinski and Jose Siri?

2. I have Sean Murphy as my only catcher. Should I try and pickup Gabriel Moreno and play with 2 catchers?

3. Would you start or sit AJ Puk of Miami at home vs Pitt?

4. I had Burnes and Tarik Stubal who both had great starts. I also have Cole Ragans and saw your input on sell. I have Nolan Gorman at 3B and Thairo Estrada at SS. Can you please suggest a trade to strengthen 3B or SS by trading Ragans?

Thanks for your help and hard work!

joey
joey
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

give grey choices and context like league size 5×5….not universes to get the benefit of the lothario

like a list

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha

Will (the other one)
Will (the other one)
1 month ago

Frelick on the bench for the first game of the season due to a LHP throwing. You still like Frelick as much as you did in your rankings if he’s a platoon player?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
1 month ago

Better shot at SVs ROS…Leasure, Stephenson, Hoffman, or Kopech?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Jax (possibly just a 1-month committee-lead closer) or Leclerc (1 blown save and Robertson is also in bullpen)?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He got screwed! The “wild pitch” was initially ruled a passed ball, but was in fact a foul! I watched it live and was yelling at the television. The PBP dude was apoplectic. Leclerc got lehosed.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

With Yates lurking I’d want the handcuff.

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

For what its Cronenworth, this lifelong Angels fan (pathetic, I know) has 12 fantasy teams and very few shares of Angels players: two each of Detmers, Drury, Moniak and Schanuel, one of Neto. That’s it. I wouldnt even hold Moniak due to the platooning Washington is already doing but I have him in DC. Not sure why they signed A-Hicks, but I’d rather see Adell and Moniak fail than Hicks in there at all. The Rengifo situation is not suprising either. Rendon at leadoff is just genius, right? Can we waive him if he fails? $35 mil this year. Sano? My, my…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha!!! Yeah, maybe Sano pulls a Mo Vaughn dugout steps routine then Jo Adell steam rolls Hicks like Jordan Walker just did Carlson. We all know Rendon doesnt need any people or props to get injured. Its just as natural as being Royce Lewis as you have pointed out!!!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
1 month ago

What’s up Dave! I’m proud of myself, this year my only rostered Angels are Mike Trout at cost, 1 Neto, and 1 Rengifo value picks and easy drop if not. This is my detox season!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 month ago

Actually thats a lie LOL, i have several O’Hoppes, but it’s a catcher, so whatevs

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 month ago

Haha! Hey, Coolio!!! Yeah, finally reason prevails! I actually have a couple O’Hoppe shares too. I actually like several of our young position players, but you know when your opening day starter sucks youre in for a long season. Everybody knew Snell wanted to come to Anaheim but Arte hates pitching contracts. He only wants to pay big bucks for Josh Hamilton, Vernon Wells, Gary Matthews Jr., Rendon etc. Sigh…

Are you doing any NFBC these days? Sounds like you have your hands full too!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
1 month ago

Yeah drives me bonkers refusing to get good pitching while poorly developing homegrown ones. Absolute madness. While he’s out here chasing aged 30+ RHB that historically age poorly. Sigh. I digress…

This year I have just RazzSlam and TGFBI on NFC, got a lot going on professionally so I dialed back a lot of the leagues (probably running like 30% of normal buy-ins)… which in TGFBI, I have Rengifo and OHoppe haha.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 month ago

Yeah, I get it. I manage 52 employees now… and 4 kids!!!

Although I have 12 NFBC team 4 are DC and 4 are Gladiators, so I only have 4 teams with FAABs. That’s about all I can handle. Maybe I’ll get lucky in a few. I got several Kopech and Mize shares on the cheap early but that is offset by Devin Williams shares. Like you, I took a new strategy ( for me) of taking early closers rather than guess and all that. Hopefully Payamps is the right handcuff. I cant see Estevez holding the job long in ANA.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Happy OD! Closer hunting and lining up my FAAB bids for Saturday, how would you prioritize? $100 FAAB, no $0 bids.

Yimi – $9? $10?
Foley – $5?
Neris – $1
Yuki matsui?

I currently have Clase and Scott, with a Hoffman closer spec.

Thanks!

Gordeon
Gordeon
1 month ago

I’d bet a couple tacos that was the first time Steele ran hard in 7+months.

hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Axel/Foley

This reminds me that I will forever remember the delivery of “Axel” by Bronson Pinchot’s character Serge in BHC.

?Achmel

I will also not necessarily remember how to spell “Pinchot.” I went with “Pinchon” originally– look at me, I’m droppin’ “t” like like gravity drops rainbows!).

2) What’s up Grey?! I’m looking forward to your musings for another season.

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Losing Steele to IL. 12 team daily pts league with IP Ks Hits Walks Homers, any arm you see worth picking up (limited moves) Lugo, Olson, Detmers,Wacha, Gil, Mize, Dunning, Wicks or nah

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
1 month ago

Jackson Chourio hitting lead off!

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Seiya Suzuki or Teoscar Hernandez? Teoscar’s been striking out a lot – even for him.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Hey Grey, who do you feel better about? Victor Scott or Crochet? Is Scott going to pull of a Ruiz season? If so I need some of that.

Other SP’s available are Gavin Stone, Jordan Montgomery, Nick Lodolo, Braxton Garrett, Andrew Abbott and MacKenzie Gore. I see your updated top 500 would have Garrett at the top. Is that still where you are after Opening Day?

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Tucker or Mookie in a 6×6 roto (average and OBP)?

Small and shallow league.

Donslaughtonslaught
Donslaughtonslaught
1 month ago

For the dodgers prospect one: Neal Huntington made some mind numbingly bad trades for the Pirates but did get O’Neil Cruz for Tony Watson

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Conforto is interesting. Still hunting for that big payday. The talent I think is still there.I think he’s the best deep sleeper no one has paid attention too and we shall see.
I think a sleeper is someone almost no one has mentioned.

If I see nothing from Nelson Vazquez through the weekend…would it be too early to give up? How long do you think in a deep league, can someone sit on Vazquez?

toolshed
1 month ago

I got one. LAD acquired Tony Watson in 2017 for some tall 6’6, 18 year old SS who was in low A ball. That SS had a strikeout problem and didn’t walk much. He was thought to eventually generate power but was doubtful to stick at SS. . He at the time was around their 17th best prospect and was probably more of a long shot. This one may have been their only misevaluation. Watson wasnt bad for them, but was just a rental to get a left-handed reliever.

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah but since I am at the bottom, I mentioned him first. Lol

Herschel
Herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. You dropping any of Frelick, Soler or Outman for 0’Neill?

Thanks!

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
1 month ago

Is Bohm ( bench bat),Megill, Hall, or L. Allen a drop for Foley? 12 team mixed h2h points redraft . Appreciate you good sir!

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Brayan Bello.

I am seeing the same issues as last year. The arm should yield more K’s but he just doesn’t k’ enough people with that stuff.

I am seeing a lot of similarities from last year. Just throwing that out there if people are looking for growth.

Volpe looks primed to take a big step with those walks.

Ragans looks fine.

If only Tyler O’Neill can play a full year…..spoiler he probably won’t.

Vash
Vash
Reply to  Vash
1 month ago

Nestor Cortes also, much like Bello, seeing the same issues as last year…I know game 1, but it’s an extension of the previous season.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Vash
1 month ago

looks like bello threw 36 sinkers yesterday which was about 50% usage and got two swings and miss.

Foxman
Foxman
1 month ago

Any suggestion for bullpen arms that can rack up Holds with great ratios?
Anyone can feel free to answer this one. First time SV + Holds league , opens up a whole universe of options.
Thanks in advance!

omarlittle
omarlittle
1 month ago

Senga dropped. IL (2) already overflowing (Cole, Eury, Bradish). Should I drop Woo to pick up Senga?

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
1 month ago

10 team dynasty
6×6 QS

Have J Urías on the roster…. Hold or drop for: Mize, Silseth, or Crochet?

Thanks G

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

h/h points … interesting to see Cole Ragans as a sell, why and who am I selling him for ?

Cheese
Cheese
Reply to  Cable
1 month ago

Go back and read all Greys preseason stuff on Ragans then trade him for anyone ranked higher than him in his pre season rankings. Pretty simple

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
1 month ago

I have also many sp on IL in my 12 teamer
Ray, degrom, baz, verlander, Bradish etc
Would you drop one of them for gore and or mize? If so. Which?

Other choice for drop could be westburg or varsho thanks

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
1 month ago

I picked up Bello off the streamonator’s suggestion and it was a good enough call. I listened to the game and he wasn’t throwing his 4 seamer at all. Mostly sinkers with a good number of changeups and sliders.

Razzboi
Razzboi
1 month ago

Really thought you were gonna say “no li, Devers = delivers”.
So I got Yandy, ragans, and crochet. Going to sell high for Acuna after he gets the golden sombrero today.

packers2018
packers2018
1 month ago

T. O’Neill hit his 5th opening day HR in a row to set a MLB record.

Like Buehler he was always sitting there in drafts. Should have been drafted as the #4 or 5 outfielder in 5 outfielder formats, using the green monster as a backdrop.

Love my new routine of reading the recap of games each morning with my coffee of news and notes. Good stuff, Grey.

Javi D
Javi D
Reply to  packers2018
1 month ago

In my 12 team I got Carrol, Adolis, Bellinger , Chourio and Langford and Tyler. Gonna use two of them in util spot for now and figure out who to bench. Dang. Probably end up trading one

Rudy
Rudy
1 month ago

Love the old school RW Seattle reference. That was a great season lol. That poor teddy bear…

bbboston
bbboston
1 month ago

Grey,

Remember my prediction two months ago. Of course you don’t. Who would?

Garcia and Neto will eventually be ensconced as their teams lead-off hitters.

galica1234
galica1234
1 month ago

Grey!!!!

Great write-up, imagine that, much-anticipated!!

a. No questions, keeping it light and breezy as you say. Rome was not built in a day. Though in that one bestball where I drafted EDLC AND Oneil Cruz mi feelin’ irie.

b. Chris Rock quote of the day for March 29, 2024

I love my life, but I don’t think I’m any happier than my younger brother Andre, who drives a garbage truck.

Cheers,

Ante

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

But O’Neill always homers on opening day (5 straight). Doesn’t mean anything.

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

Sorry Vin didn’t read your post before I did. It’s just an interesting stat. That’s what us baseball nerds live for. Good trivia question too.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  packers2018
1 month ago

No worries. Being first used to matter!!!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So, a precedent has been set!

Pham4Commish
Pham4Commish
1 month ago

I wanted Tyler O’Neill everywhere and managed to draft him nowhere despite being there late.

I was impressed watching Justin steele pitch (this guy has good stuff and locates) and then he tried to field. Wow. Royce Lewis, really? Then again, I have no shares of Royce Lewis.

Despite getting hit, Mikolas looked good. But yeah, I wouldn’t start any pitcher vs Dodgers. The angels are crazy with all their veteran bats – trout, rendon, hicks, sano, Drury, ward… They are here to compete this year.

Goldy recording his fastest bat swings in a cardinal uniform, nice!

For razzslam, I don’t need to set lineups, right?