*rubs ancient lamp, a blue genie appears* I have three wishes for this baseball season. My first wish is “No one I own get hurt.” I didn’t draft Dinelson Lamet, Josh Donaldson or Trevor Rosenthal, so I made your job easy for you, great, powerful Genie. My 2nd wish is “Everyone I drafted do well.”  I drafted Juan Soto, Trevor Story and Alec Bohm, so, really, I’m doing much of the heavy lifting for this wish too. My 3rd and final wish is “All defensive shifts are eight catchers stacked on top of each other like a totem pole.” Thanking you in advance, Genie. Wait a second, you’re not a genie, you’re Bartolo Colon in Blue Man Group paint. Damn you!

Okay, breathe in, breathe out. Take a moment. Really feel the ground below your feet. The air in your lungs. The soon-turds in your lower intestine. You’re alive. That’s the feeling. April baseball, you giant love muffin! I missed you so much. I’d get choked up, but I cried out all my tears at Luis Castillo’s start. Remember, the only thing you really should take away from yesterday’s player performances is:  It’s one game. Anyway, here’s what I saw yesterday for fantasy baseball:

Nick Senzel – Would you be shocked if I told you he left with an injury? Really? Wait until you hear how much an NFT just sold for. Ya know, Not F*cking Tangible.

Luis Castillo – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER. About seven of those runs could’ve been avoided with an actual shortstop. Real question:  Will the Eugenio Suarez experiment last long enough for him to get shortstop eligibility? And the real answer is: Please no. Or the other acceptable answer is: Luis Castillo will lock Suarez in a clubhouse closet prior to him ever starting at short again.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Geez, he seems to have the power of, I don’t know, a third baseman?

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact gets high on fastballs, hanging curve balls and moms with mustaches.

Alex Reyes – Announced as the Cards’ pseudocloser yesterday. Pseudo pseudo pseudeeeoooooh, and here comes Peter Gabriel’s Genesis Cabrera who won’t close, but Gallegos might. No, it’s still Reyes, according to the Cards, but this feels less than decided.

Jack Flaherty – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER. Aces, man, huh? So trustworthy!

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. Tyler SZ’Neill!

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run. Don’t overreact, is what I say right before saying, I really think I’m gonna regret not having more Carlson shares.

Brad Keller – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER. A’la Trading Places, “Looking bad Braddy K! Feeling bad Luis Castillo!”

Wade Davis – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, as Greg Holland struggled through 2/3 IP, but this is nothing, right? Right? It’s something? Now, let’s start again, it’s nothing, right? Ugh, you’re still thinking it’s something?

Michael A. Taylor – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Could we have our first hot schmotato of the season? Or I should say Schmot A. To.

Hunter Dozier – Left yesterday’s game with a contused thumb. His thumb thought it was an index finger. Wait, that’s confused. Wonder what Bobby Witt Jr. is up to?

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. The Rangers’ bullpen is almost as bad as their rotation.

Kyle Gibson – 1/3 IP, 5 ER. Feels like such a victory that I don’t have this schmohawk in any league this year. Should get a fantasy title for just not drafting Gibson.

Chris Owings – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st and 2nd steal, as he started over Ryan McMahon. Opening Day, but already Peak Bud Black.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI. Was robbed of a home run. Dot dot dot. By Justin Turner. Don’t even ask.

Austin Barnes – 0-for-2, as he started over Will Smith. Dave Roberts warned us in the spring that he would be super dumb with who he started at catcher, did you pay attention?

Josh Donaldson – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury. Surprised it’s not the calf, because usually Josh Donaldson sounds like my mom after dinner. DECAF!!!

Kenta Maeda – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 Ks vs. Brandon Woodruff – 4 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks. *throws computer out the window* So…what’s the Streamonator up to? Crap, I need my computer for that.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and the 1st slam (1) and legs (1) of the season. P to the erhaps, even more encouraging, he had two walks. T-minus 17 days until his oblique injury. I kid. Kinda.

Luis Arraez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff. If you need AVG and runs, you can do worse than Arraez. Or are you Arraez con…pollo?

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER and the blown save. Meh, it was unearned runs that took him down. Taxicab confession alert! I didn’t really understand the Taylor Rogers drafters, as he worked the 7th inning. I’m still in on Colome.

Freddy Peralta – 2 IP, 0 ER, 6 Ks as he worked the 5th and 6th innings. I’m guessing this is nothing. Due to early season schedules, Peralta might not start for a week, and needs work.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 3 RBI. It’s not an allusion, it’s a trick, Shaw! Get on board? Trust when I say I’m watching everyone, but it’s too early to declare anything definitive.

Juan SotoMets/Nats were PPD, due to Covid.

Max Fried – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks. This Fried/Nola matchup was billed as: Beignets.

Kevin Gausman – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks. I’d link to my fifteen-hundred mentions of Gausman this preseason, capping it with his sleeper post, but I’m gonna assume you were at least half paying attention.

Austin Slater – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff. Slater said this one was for Screech. RIP, a real one. Also, Slater is a platoon guy, and the other half of that platoon, Alex Dickerson, also homered. The other other half of that platoon might be why some people were yelling out their window La Stellllllllllllla.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Also, in this game, Buster Posey () hit his 1st homer. Posey/Longoria also generates some interesting search results on Reddit.

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save. Ah, yes, bullpens, why I regret quitting barbiturates.

Lucas Giolito – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks. This comes with a big disclaimer because I don’t remember clearly back to 2019, but I feel like on Opening Day, when all aces throw, we’d see at least one 8 to 9-inning start or at least someone holding a team to zero runs.

Max Stassi – 2-for-3 and his 1st home run. Catchers are so whatever that I usually don’t mention them, and Stassi won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but, after loving Stassi back in January, I drifted off him, due to his hip surgery. I wish I hadn’t, and drafted him in more places. I believed his breakout last year.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks. Welp, we all know Shane Bieber washed*. *His hands between innings, MLB protocols and all.

Christin Stewart – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to get back with Robert Pattinson.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. First Ballot HOFer Miguel Cabrera slid into 2nd base on a home run, due to snow visibility, and because that’s what Hall of Famers do.

Matthew Boyd – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks. Snow was no excuse for Bieber giving up runs, but can I use it for Boyd not giving up runs? I can? Great.

Gregory Soto – 1 IP, 2 ER, and his 1st save. Damn, I drafted the wrong Soto this year. So, uh, Soto’s outing now makes me interested in Daniel Norris, who set him up.

Gerrit Cole – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, and gave up a home run to fellow schmohawk, Teoscar Hernandez. Think that’s a double not great, Bob, for schmohawks, but it’s one game. Right, lede?

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He hit that ball almost as hard as the ball usually hits his balls.

Mike Tauchman – 0-for-0 with two steals. Mike Tauchman is on pace for 324 steals.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks. Ryu putting up near-same line as Cole at a six-round discount. Call me shocked.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. The Teoscar goes to…the person who drafted Teoscar! Grey gets an early Razzie.

Julian Merryweather – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks and his 1st save. Important to note that a guy who sounds like a former WBC world champ got the save, as I throw in the towel on trying to figure out bullpens. This is likely nothing because it was an extra innings game, and Romano went in the 9th, but usually closers are held in away games until the team has the lead, so it might be something.

Kyle Hendricks – 3 IP, 3 ER. There was a starter having challenges in the CHC-PIT game and it was not Kuhl.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run. It’s Ke’HRyan season. Rookie of the Year, incoming.

Anthony Alford – 0-for-3, 1 run and a steal. Alford isn’t a bat, man, but I have him in a few leagues for steals. Monocle, if you must.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks. He threw 82 pitches, or the same number of words he said last month.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. I keep saying Carlos Correa feels like a guy who will harness all the negative energy from the Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang scandal, and turn it into his raison d’etre, but Bregman seems to be swallowing all those Negative Nancy Juju pills.

Trevor Rosenthal – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. If only the A’s had someone to stop the waves of 9th inning runs. They need a dike, man. *falls off chair* Wait a minute! Jake Diekman would appear to be in the driver’s seat for the job, but when I hear Diekman and driver’s seat, I’m reminded of that scene in Chasing Amy in the diner. Sergio Romo would be my 2nd guess. J.B. Wendelken is there too, but he sounds like merely an early-20th century general store tycoon.

Chris Bassitt – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER. I said you were a number three starter, not a starter who gives up three. Get it together!

Yu Darvish – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER. I’m making an iCal reminder for next year to not start any pitchers the first week of the season. They’re just not ready.

Dinelson Lamet – Hit the IL with perhaps my favorite IL notification. “Lamet hit the IL (elbow), he said he should be fine though.” Oh…*swims across the English Channel*…kay.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. As I said a few times in the preseason, if Melancon isn’t closing, what is he doing? You ain’t calling on him to shut down the 8th inning. Granted, I realize how ridiculous this sounds because it means you’re calling on him to close the ninth. Logic has a hard C, Melancon doesn’t.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, and a triple short of the cycle. Here’s my Eric Hosmer sleeper. Let’s get that money!

Wil Myers – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Everyone knows FTJ and Machado, but I’m most excited about Myers, Hosmer and Cronenworth in that lineup.

Madison Bumgarner – 4 IP, 6 ER. The good news is his hitting still looks good.

Ketel Marte – 4-for-5, 2 runs, and his 1st home run. The ball is deadened and will lose 10 feet off and humidors and Ketel Marte can’t hit home runs burp burp fart. I’m warning you right now I am going to become so bitter if Ketel has a huge year after doing nothing on all my teams last year. I mean, I have him on a team or team now, but I had him on literally every team last year. Ugh, Grey taking L’s even when they’re W’s!

Josh Rojas – 0-for-5. Not a great 1st start, but whatever. If you google Josh Rojas sleeper, you’ll see my post from 2019. Here’s the important stuff, “His entire year when combining Double and Triple-A was 25 homers, 37 steals and around a .300 average. I’m sorry, you foxy now, huh? He regularly had a 38% fly ball rate in the minors, and a 15% HR/FB, that’s essentially Charlie Blackmon’s 2019 when he hit 32 homers. That feels high, so let’s just say 33% fly ball rate, which feels low, but that was his rate after his call-up when he struggled. With a 15% HR/FB, that will still produce around 18 homers. Eighteen home runs is not exactly the meow’s cat, but if it’s coming with speed, it’s more than doable. So…speed? He had about the same sprint speed last year as Jarrod Dyson.” And that’s me quoting me! You know he’s gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy column. It’s already available on the Patreon.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 Ks. Not to take anything away from him, which is what I say when I take something away from him, but the Marlins’ pitching is great. Pitching.

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. For those unfamiliar with Kevin Cash, I wish I had your virgin brain. Also, Castillo is not the closer just because he got the 1st save. He could be, or he could get the next five saves, then suddenly not appear in a save situation for two weeks. Cash ruins everything around me.

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo – 0-for-3 as he hit leadoff. We’ll see what Yoshitomorrow brings for the Rays’ leadoff.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run. Here’s one of those guys I was not drafting in any league, but would be completely fine if he had a great season. Also, wouldn’t be surprised if he has a good April, then I tell you to sell him by May.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks. “Hey, it’s HighStarter420 calling in from Teaneck. I’m a big fan, Grey. Let me just ask you one question: Why shouldn’t I draft a starter high? Bababooey!”

Sixto Sanchez – Felt discomfort in his shoulder, and I’m hearing he might be out until June. Sixto pains none the richer.

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leon
leon
1 year ago

any thoughts on Eli White? for 16 man dynasty.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Luke weaver worth a look in a 17tm? Lost gallen. Rolling with pablopez
lynn
wheeler
caleb smith
matz(yuk)
T.Rogers.
morejon
And a ton of good rp. (Rainey, staumont, iglesias, Romano, soto)

Thanks. Have a good weekend.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

Also finally dropped baddoo for Hilliard.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

So Eovaldi should be in the dugout after a 1 2 3 2nd on a pitch count of 27. He is now on his 39th pitch in the game with 2 on due to Joe West an incredible sack of poop.

Baseball is back.

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Yesterday, you commented that my starting pitching looked good, but that if I wanted to add another pitcher, I should grab Elieser. In your preseason rankings, you had Means and Eflin ahead of Elieser. Any reason for the change of heart? More upside with Elieser?

(ESPN, 12-teams, H2H 6×6; WHIP, QS, ERA, W, K, SV)

SP- Brandon Woodruff
SP- Kenta Maeda
SP- Hyun-Jin Ryu
SP- Dylan Bundy
SP- Kevin Gausman
RP- Drew Pomeranz
RP- Anthony Bass

IL- Noah Syndergaard

Available waiver pitchers include: John Means, Sean Manaea, Elieser Hernandez, Jordan Montgomery, Nate Pearson, Zach Eflin, Jake Odorizzi, Aaron Civale, Dane Dunning, and Nate Eovaldi.

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I own Richard Rodriguezz; Romano; and Hand. Reyes and Dierkman are available as FAs. Should I make a move (or two)?

herrlibomber
herrlibomber
1 year ago

We starting Yarborough today @ Mia?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I don’t want to sound like the grim reaper and the glass half full guy in me still wants to say Castillo had a bad day. It was cold / didn’t have his stuff / plagued by bad defense, etc. BUT his velocity was down 3 mph, that’s huge.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, please pick a streamer if u like any of these? SON likes a few.
Webb at Seattle
Minor home vs Tex
Arietta home vs Pitt
Houck home vs Balt
Flexen home vs SF

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep

smoochkat
smoochkat
1 year ago

Grey –

First off, I’d like to thank you from nearby the bottom of my heart for what you do here. With help from you and the tools here, i drafted a pretty sexy team sans the bullpen as the schmohawks in my league went on a crazy closer run. I didn’t sweat it at the time thinking SAGNOF and ended up w/Pressly/Garrett/Fairbanks/Wittgren/Staumont. Currently on waivers we’ve got Melancon ( why did I believe he wasn’t going to close )/Reyes/ Diekman. Normally i would just put in a waiver claim in that order and not bother you, but it’s my first year using FAAB and I have no idea what amount to drop on a potential closer depending on their roles/length of time to serve as closer, etc. I currently have bids in at 15 % of my budget ( Melancon ) / 8% Reyes/ 8 % Diekman. In your least humble opinion am I high/low/in the remote ballpark for what I should be bidding? Also, while we’re at it, who do you like out of Wittgren/Staumont, I would need to drop one if I added 2 out of those 3.

Big hugs, tiny kisses.

smoochkat
smoochkat
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

12 team 5 x5, can make bids from $0- 100. After reading some of the comments, am I too high on Melancon over Reyes/Diekman? I feel like the latter two are better arms but are less likely to stay closer once(if?) Hicks/Rosenthal come back. If Pagan gets the next save app, i feel like that I’m want to blow my whole budget for two weeks of saves or a committee with Pomeranz as well. Thanks again.

smoochkat
smoochkat
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks G !

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Rank for saves for now and forever:

Reyes, Wittgren, Pagan

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, that’s tough. I think Wittgren sees more opps, but Pagan is the better pitcher.
Thanks.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

That’s my take as well. Interesting that ‘Chak pitched yesterday when they were behind. I could still see Wittgren sliding quietly into the job. Right now a three way (not the good kind) seems like the most you can expect for Pagan.

Christopher Rider
1 year ago

I have Gallen, Kyle Lewis, Nick Anderson, and now Aldaberto??? I thought my season was over before it began, but then I bought some opening day trading cards for the hell of it. Cracked a rare Dylan Carlson, remembered I drafted him, see him crack an opening day Homer. And all will be well!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Happy for all the Brad Hand owners who get to enjoy this extended period of believing Hand will close all year.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Harsh, but fair.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ah yes, the Hand job fantasy.

Wait…

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

So if the Nationals didn’t follow protocols, why are the Mets (and FBB owners) being punished? Nats should have to call up some AAA scrubs & field a damn team.

:::shakes fist:::

Now turn down that rap & roll and get the HELL off of my lawn!

Signed,

~guy with 5 nats/Mets combined in my starting lineup

larry womack
larry womack
1 year ago

Who do you prefer-Logan Webb or Dylan Cease?

Same type of question.-A. Reyes vs Diekman

Thanks

larry womack
larry womack
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

Who what?
Who what?
1 year ago

Starting Eovaldi today (v BAL) or just sitting every SP for the next three weeks?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Damn, the entire series between the Nats/Mets is PPD. Lindor’s debut has to wait a few more days

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

His Sale for my Mahle? This is a H2H league so the idea of this move would be to stash for the September H2H playoffs. Plenty of interesting SP on the wire.

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
1 year ago

In a 14-team leage with SV/HDs, Gregory Soto is still out there on the waiver wire. Pagan is the most likely drop, especially considering he came in the 7th in a close game.

Also, it looks like Margot is being platooned in TB, which is a pain. Willing to hold on as I need them steals, but in the meantime how would you rank him Enrique Hernandez and Nimmo?

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
1 year ago

Okay Grey, I haven’t seen Chasing Amy….should I be excited or nervous about landing Diekman in 3 of my 4 leagues? Just hoping this is a positive so I can feel better about myself, I definitely paid quite a bit in one league where I am hurting for a closer. Thanks G and have a great weekend!

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

SON loves Heaney and hates Keuchel tonight. Pretty surprised by the huge difference between the two in what I thought would be a good matchup. High on Heaney home vs White Sox and low on Keuchel at the Angels tonight as well?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

I know its one game but drop Taveras for Adam Frazier,Trammel or Wong or hold?

big league choo
big league choo
1 year ago

13 team dynasty pts league

Trade my jeter downs for Patrick Corbin?

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

India or Trammel in league with Hr, RBI, SB, OBP, and SLG?

I like your Correa theory, did you see his new arm sleeve tattoo? So edgy.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hopefully we see this all year haha

Btw the nats/Mets series has been postponed ugh

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
1 year ago

Grey, have a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I would be trading Lindor/Sano/Domingo German for Bellinger/Edman or Escobar/Pache. Which side do you prefer? I still have Tatis at SS, but my SP is pretty thin with Gray on the DL and Sixto hurt. Still have Flaherty, Gausman, Morton, Montgomery, Price, Gonsolin

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I was also offered Robert/Laureano/Wheeler for Lindor/German or Robert/Yordan/McCullers/Laureano for Lindor/Sano/German. Either of those do anything for you?

tiro342
tiro342
1 year ago

Grey,
What should I do here in a NSVH League – I currently have Holland, Rogers, Romano, and C.Martin.

Couple guys are available – Neris and Merryweather.

Do i drop anyone from this list and pick one up or two?

on the offense i have Tapia and Josh Fuentes as possible candidates.

Richard Scott Olcott
Richard Scott Olcott
1 year ago

Enrique Hernandez, Hunter Renfroe, and Cedric Mullins in the lineup. Which OF is a better Batty Call?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you rather batty call Hernandez or stream Kikuchi?

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I was proposed Machado and J.D. Martinez for J-Ram. Should I hold?

Thanks.

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

Teoscar’s 2020 Stat Cast was ridiculous, including a .294 xBA with a new approach at the plate. He’s picked up right where he left off last year.

I’m not understanding the projections of a .230-.240 AVG. You have Franmil around .270 and higher counting stats in a less potent lineup and he also has a high career K%.

I think Teoscar’s BAT-X for counting stats are spot on hitting 35-40 and pushing 100/100 throwing in about 10 steals. Believe the AVG will be .260+ too. If you can’t tell, I’m a dispassionate Teoscar fan.

Astros lineup looks dangerous this year without Springer with Yordan back. On a 1-10 scale with 10 being the most confident, how do you feel about Yordan’s getting 500+ at-bats this year?

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I asked, because of his knees and if he’s that injury prone player where he doesn’t get those at-bats.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Fingers crossed on that.

What is your feeling on Teoscar ending up the year over or under under .260 AVG?

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Giants bullpen dumpster fire and that screaming lady on the broadcast ruined the end of opening day.

Otherwise on to day 2. We should really amend the baseball constitution that there needs to be at least 2 days games staggered at 1 ET and 4Et to get us into the night games all season longZ

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

It was here. First it was Yankees/Jays then Dodgers/Rockies. It was a good day lol.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

I watched the home run…… lmao. He should have known but it’s still a dumb rule.

David
David
1 year ago

Drafts are done, so I had to go back and reread everything you wrote on my draftees, Turns out, my team is filled with everyone who got a sleeper post, whether I remembered reading it or not! Your track record tells me this year’s $5 pitchers will be chef’s kiss. Thanks.

Dr Y
Dr Y
1 year ago

10 team mixed auction league with 2 RP spots. High end RP options are competitively bid on but theres always the bottom 1/3 of closing situations that are fluid, available on waivers. I thought I was super smart by spending a combined $7 on pomeranz and pagan in my two RP spots thinking I would get the SD closer for $7 then speculate on the other spot. Should I be dropping one or both for melancon? I hate closers

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Dr Y
1 year ago

Na Melon on sucks. Wait a while.

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

Patreon is the podcast.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Well I don’t really know what patreon consists of but there’s a razzball podcast too. I go to
https://player.fm/podcasts/fantasy-baseball
I listen to them all. My favorites are razz, pitcherlist and In this league.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

I know he’s said things come sooner on patreon.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Hope you guys don’t care that I put that up. Don’t need to worry, I like listening to their dumb shit while doing other dumb shit but this is my home base. Lol. Those other guys get funny sometimes cussing like a sailor on the mock drafts. Lmfao. I listen to all those though.

Wudaben
Wudaben
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Patreon isn’t just the podcast, there are fantasy posts there as well such as the Buy column from 3/24. Most of the podcasts have nothing to do with baseball though.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Wudaben
1 year ago

Ah well I wonder if my subscription goes to that too?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Grey will tell me eventually. Lol.

Wudaben
Wudaben
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

It’s a separate subscription.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Wudaben
1 year ago

Thanks

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Do you trust Rodriguez as the Pittsburgh closer after last night, or are we still in a committee situation?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He threw some absolutely nasty fastballs to the Cubs. Started outside then tailed back in over the plate to RHB. He’ll be traded by the deadline to a contender to setup.

Wudaben
Wudaben
1 year ago

When you say this weeks buy column is already up on Patreon are you talking about the column published on 3/24? If so I don’t see John Rojas listed in there and that’s the last article I see published.

wudaben
wudaben
Reply to  Wudaben
1 year ago

I meant Josh Rojas

wudaben
wudaben
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha. Thanks.

captain obvious
captain obvious
1 year ago

He’ll probably say Franchy and O’Neil.
Then probably Webb.

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! Baseball! 2 questions that could be as simple as look at the ranks, but I think may be different based on recent developments……

Which OF eligible you like better for the next monthish in a pts league? Gotta get a reserve with K Lew and Grish out….

Trammel, T O’neil, E Hernandez, Franchy, J Bruce, J Bradley

Which SP you like more for the next monthish?

Singer, Rogers, Dunning, Webb

Any insight is appreciated

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Missed out on Singer, better luck next time!

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

Not sure if this was answered in yesterday’s column before the rainout, but are we starting Means at Boston in H2H categories leagues today?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Saint
1 year ago

Check the weather dude. Wtf, you want him to do that for you?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Oh, yeah start Means.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

I would, Boston isn’t all that good.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Weather permitting. Lol.

Saint
Saint
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

If it wasn’t “obvious” to you, my inquiry was obviously directed towards Grey. Your little rant is obviously being disregarded.

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You have Means in the same class as McCullers, Hendricks, Corbin, bassitt, and Alcantra. He is in a tough matchup all year with Boston, NYY, Toronto and TB. Gotta start him sooner or later!

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

I wasn’t into Ketel in earlier drafts, but then I read something how his exit velo and launch angle and barrels were where they were from 2019 and how high they ranked among the leaders still in 2020, and I was in on his reduced price. Funny how perspective changes, at least mine, when you do so many drafts at different times. The early half of my teams have multiple shares of certain players, and the second half of my teams are multiple shares of others.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

I always kind of liked him because he was a better option at 2nd than the other people I could draft around him. 2nd base isn’t enticing this year. Probably will change but that’s how it looks to me.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 year ago

Man, ima regret not owning Alcantara anywhere! In his draft range, I was all about Bundy/Urias/Gausman/Paddack …and Hendricks.

Grey can lead a Cobbler to water, but he can’t make him drink!

Tony Berkman
Tony Berkman
1 year ago

Hmm, I’m not seeing the buy column on the Patreon – just last week’s.

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

If you feel it’s close go with Cron and his positional eligibility.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  packers2018
1 year ago

No hablamos?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Was the pitcher blow ups due to the crackdown on banned substance use on the balls???

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

It always happens, nothing new. Everything will be fine. Lol.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Does it always happen? Never noticed. I looked at 2019 opening day ‘ace’ types got around 12 good lines and only Snell, Greinke, Sale got blasted.

Yes
Yes
1 year ago

Carlson isnt worth the #1 waiver spot, correct? I assume not but its a keeper league so

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Yes
1 year ago

Who’s available? How many teams? How many keepers? Who is on your team? Come on man.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

What are the rules?

Yes
Yes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks grey! Thats what we needed, you’re the best in the biz

Btw my prom date was from teaneck, ayo!

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Cronenworth or didi?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Cronenworth for me. Probably depends though. You guys don’t say anything about what kind of league or how many teams players.

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

10 team h2h points league

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

redraft?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

I’d try Cronenworth and I’m sure someone else will be there if it doesn’t work. Both ways.

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Yeah redraft

Roto Red
Roto Red
1 year ago

Best daily recap on the web! Looking forward to a great season!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

I don’t know about you, but until I see him actually perform this year, I’m benching Andrew Heaney, especially in an Otteneu Points league where HR allowed are punished. I feel like the White Sox will pummel him tonight.

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

Here’s an opening day hot take trade …. keeper league, would you swap a $6 Ketel for an $11 Mondesi?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

That’s a ‘no way’ from me.

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

I wouldn’t.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Nope.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Thanks – yea makes sense.

Racehorse
Racehorse
1 year ago

Grey –

Rangers vs Royals was a hitters extravaganza, except for Leody Taveras who seemed overmatched with an o’fer and 4 Ks.

So I dropped Taveras for Kolten Wong.

Did I just overreact?

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Racehorse
1 year ago

Also

Shouldn’t Day 2 of the baseball season be christened, ‘Grey Day’?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Racehorse
1 year ago

Why not?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Racehorse
1 year ago

Safe to dump Ohtani (the hitter) for Frazier?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Why?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Todd Frazier? Why would anyone want him anyways?

Funk
Funk
Reply to  Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Assuming you meant Adam Frazier, he could surprise in some deep leagues (going into last year there was modest excitement for him). But Ohtani can’t be the drop there I’m sure you have someone else? Or are you 10-12 team

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

Clint haha but Adam is now on my watch list..

jbooogie
jbooogie
1 year ago

I managed to resist the urge to draft Dahl, but after batting 2nd and going 3-5 i’ve already succumbed and picked him up. Dahl is my drug! Every time I try to quit he pulls me back in

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  jbooogie
1 year ago

You’ll regret it soon.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  jbooogie
1 year ago

great grab when healthy he will produce especially for a waiver grab if he gets hurt no loss

EnglishMetsFan
EnglishMetsFan
1 year ago

I love opening day. I love Grey’s day 1 notes almost as much. A plethora of pleasures already

Big Fat Bartolo and the English Channel.

Went to sleep with Gausman ($1 in my main keeper league draft) with a 5-1 lead. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

It’s better than Good Friday Razballers

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  EnglishMetsFan
1 year ago

Safe to dump Ohtani (the hitter) for Frazier?

Spider Monkey
Spider Monkey
1 year ago

in what order would you want these three: Kike Hernandez, Josh Rojas, and Garret Hampson. Thanks Grey

Steve-O
Steve-O
1 year ago

Great write up as always! By the way, your Eddie Murphy movie reference is to Trading Places not Coming to America. Would have made a better sequel too.

Spider Monkey
Spider Monkey
1 year ago

J.B. Wendelken…..that was a good one Grey!! lol…i could see that name on the side of an old Industrial Revolution brick building somewhere. lol

Josh Fuentes…and lightning in a bottle there to catch in Colorado? Im think at 3B so scouring the wire already

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Spider Monkey
1 year ago

While watching they said they’re cousins and can’t tell them apart on the field. Yeah right.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Excited about Myers, huh? You used to hate him! Did me and Hobbs change your mind????

tigres
tigres
1 year ago

Grey! Baseball is back! Be sure to pace yourself and drink plenty of fluids. yeah, Suarez at SS isn’t gonna cut it. Castillo wasn’t sharp, but that could’ve been a much smoother start if his infield made the plays. For all us w Castillo on our team… “one game! it’s just one game!” Sandy Alcantara looked great. And don’t forget about Diner-Falafel, on pace for 400+ runs from the leadoff spot. My CAGNOF for the year (thanks Yahoo!).

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Welcome back, baseball! COVID GO AWAY!!!!

Allan
Allan
1 year ago

Razzslam is like best ball in football right? So does it wait till the end of the week to adjust your lineup to the best scoring configuration? Its my first time participating and I am a little confused. Thanks.

Woody
Woody
1 year ago

Gen Xer here, that was Trading Places, not Coming to America.

Wheezy
Wheezy
1 year ago

Thoughts on Kyle Isbel?

Funk
Funk
1 year ago

Hallelujah for the Owings start yesterday and Slater as well. Dickerson and Slater sharing a starting spot on my team and Dickerson had the red x so had one hr on the bench but I’ll take it. 2 person dirty math line last year 230 abs 15hrs/8sbs/.385 obp/. 550obp/80 rbi+r

Dozier with the booboo hurts but doesn’t seem serious. Kole Calhoun was hiding out on waivers and had news update so grabbed him for IL spot. Really hate to do it but I’m setting aside how I feel haha. 16 teams so he’s gotta be owned.

Bichette had a good first at bat vs Cole went from 0-2 to work a full count but didn’t build too much on that for the day. India decent day and Dahl batting 2 and went 3/5 with some light category juice. Think he is really being forgotten about on a wonky season and @11 percent owned oan yahoo you could do worse.

Funk
Funk
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

. 550slg*

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

I really want to say things I shouldn’t so I’m not going to. Owings sucks though have fun with that guy.

Funk
Funk
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Well I’ll just cut him and stream someone else so thanks anyways! That is literally the point. Everyone on waivers is 15% owned or less in yahoo. Doesn’t take much to be worth a look.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

Has to be something better. Plus when you ask you should probably tell people that? Right? Or you’ll just get mad when someone tells you what you don’t want to hear anyways. Lmao

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

Streaming would be better but who’s out there for you to get? See what I’m saying? You asked a narrow question and I answered it that way.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Eh sorry. You kind of explained things. Stream but who’s available?

Funk
Funk
Reply to  captain obvious
1 year ago

Ha-Seong Kim is there hes high percent many, a flier. Other options eligible at 2b include Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera, Goodrum, Luis Urias. Cyclopsing Travis Shaw like mentioned above, David Bote to a lesser degree but yeah nothing to write home about. Playing the waiting game on who gets hot

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

I’d stream and see if anyone sticks.

Funk
Funk
Reply to  Funk
1 year ago

Another name under 5% owned in yahoo leagues Robbie Grossman had 15ish hr+sbs in in like 170 abs. Plays up in OBP as well, evidenced by starting the party with 3 walks yesterday and grabbed a steal.

captain obvious
captain obvious