Just once
Can we figure out what we keep doin’ wrong
Why our players never last for very long
What are we doin’ wrong?
Just once
Can we find a way to finally make it right
Make the magic last for more than just one night
We could just get to it
I know I just got back India but what did the Fantasy Baseball Overlord do to it
Hmm hmm
Just once

*sobbing uncontrollably* Make the magic last for just one night. Just once–Jesus effin’ Christmas tree lights up in October what are we doing? This is not right!? Ozzie Albies? Seriously? A fractured foot? Ozzie Albies’s feet should only be discussed on some weird subreddit. Ess oh BEEEEE! So, Orlando Arcia should see more playing time while Albies is out, my guess is for at least six weeks. I hate this. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ian Anderson – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.81. He was up four-love and, boy, is this guy useless. Nice knowing you, Jethro Tull!

Adam Duvall – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. I am once again telling you to pick up Duvall everywhere.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. OZUNA been cold. OZUNA heat up. OZUNA wear mittens instead of batting gloves.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer. The French Terminator said, “I’m back back back back,” as he imitated the baseball.

Michael Harris II – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .293. II hits I.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. Nothing, that’s what Matt Olson did, if you were curious.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the IL. I put his over/under at 50 IP. Prolly should’ve put it at 5 IP.

Lane Thomas – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.400 in June with four homers. Yes, you should pick him up. Yes, even on your team.

Lance Lynn – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, as he was activated from the IL. That’s right, the King of the Purposeful Crotch Grab is back. The guy who looks like he removes tomatoes from burgers, because they have too much nutrition. The guy you see and think, “I’m glad Smell-a-Vision isn’t yet a thing.” The guy with the athletic build of a beanbag. He’s a sentient pile of hair clippings with a McRib balanced on top. Lance Lynn is a favorite of mine, because he’s usually able to go deep into games and manages to be respectable for fantasy. A workhorse (that only eats carrots with BBQ sauce). Hopefully, he’s more stretched out next time.

Yasmani Grandal – Hit the IL with back spasms. White Sox are your 54-year-old uncle who gets out of bed and pulls a muscle.

Michael Kopech – Had his knee drained and La Russa said he could return for Saturday’s start. Oh…*treks up to the top of Machu Picchu*…kay. By the by, if I were ever at Machu Picchu, I’d sing, “Machu Machu man,” until the people of Peru asked me to leave.

Liam Hendriks – Has arm stiffness. We need a separate post just for White Sox injuries. White Sox saves will have one foot in the Graveman, until Hendriks is fine. It does sound like Hendriks will be okay, but this is from the team that’s draining Kopech’s knee and saying he’s good to go.

Jake Burger – Left the game with a bruised hand. I’d think Burger would braise his hand.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. El Grande Dolor! Member that? Yeah, he’s not that anymore.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Placed on restricted list for a personal matter. Ed-Rod’s had a two-year run just about as bad as anyone, and this is a post including Strasburg.

Willi Castro – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 20 RBIs. He’s on pace for the same number of RBIs that Jose Ramirez currently has (59).

Rony Garcia – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.06. Listen, girl, the truth about a Rony, he’s a sweet little boy. You can treat him right, real nice and hold him tight. Only Ronys can give a special love. A special kind of love that makes you feel good inside.

Kris Bryant – Close to increasing baseball activity. Great, he’ll be spitting sunflower seeds next, and not just saliva.

Oneil Cruz – Could be close to coming up to the majors, or rather the Pirates’ Quad-A team.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. That he’s hitting cleanup should be a trapdoor trigger for Ben Cherington to fall into an infinity-deep hole.

Diego Castillo – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Apparently, Diego hits best when he’s got the hot breath of Oneil Cruz on his neck.

Mitch Keller – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.07. Mention this on the podcast this week, that will be out shortly — you can also watch BDon and I on the podcast now on our Youtube channel, that’s right there’s video, click subscribe please — Keller was supposedly taught a sinker by Clay Holmes, the Yanks’ closer-slash-former-Pirates-pitcher. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s just a nice narrative or not, but he does have three straight decent starts. By the by, I say “decent” when I can’t say Quality.

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I don’t even care that I removed him from my weekly lineup to squeeze in India. I can’t be deflated! India’s returning!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .335. Au Shizz!

Ryan Helsley – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 5th save, ERA at 0.37. If he could just get a few saves in a week’s time, that would be so nice. I swear, though, it feels like he gets one save every two weeks.

Sandy Alcantara – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.68 vs. Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.42. After Nola threw 107 pitches, Sandy stayed in the game for 113 pitches, as they both competed in an old fashioned game of, well, baseball.

Jon Berti – 2-for-4 runs and his 12th steal, hitting .278. SAGNOF, learn it, embrace it, live it, that order.

Alek Manoah – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.67. Manoah, Sandy, then everyone else. Sorry, that’s confusing. I’m talking about his mom, just writing her last name first.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, as the Jays exploded for 17 hits. Teoscar, if the O’s pitching can’t start you up, then we might need to send you for new contacts or glue.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. Don’t look now — not literally, remove the hand from your face — Cake Batter has six homers in June.

Yu Darvish – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.35. Anyone who rostered Darvish last year seeing what he’s doing now? Are you as absolutely peed-off as me?

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, and six homers in the last eight days. When he gets hot, he’s like the guy on the cover of that Pink Floyd album.

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.20. Early on he wasn’t missing bats, but he was causing weak contact, then, later on, he started missing some bats. In the end, he looked pretty good again. Obviously there’s gonna be a lot of up and down from Javier. Within one game, there’s some up and down with him.

Taylor Hearn – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.37. I looked up Hearn on the Streamonator and it said, “Are you joking?”

Jakob Junis – Will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring strain. Junis’s timetable looking more like July/Augustis.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.11 vs. Brady Singer – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24. This matchup was billed as, “I need a two-start starter, and here goes nothing.”

Christian Walker – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Walker’s gonna be approaching 40 homers and people are still gonna be like, “Grey, handsome face, do you think I should pick up Walker?”

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68. Why, pray tell, can’t regression come when he’s facing a good team in an away park? Why must it be vs. the Reds at home when I’m starting him?

Jonathan India – Activated from the IL. Why didn’t he start? Because the Reds’ manager is Dumb Bell. Let’s just be thankful. India’s supposedly ready for Tuesday’s game. When I heard that initially, I literally fell out of my chair, hit my head and woke up thinking I was in Bombay, screaming, “Which leg of The Amazing Race is this?!”

Brandon Drury – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. I feel like Stan Gable in Revenge of the Nerds, when he realizes they’re licking his pie. Those Reds’ 2nd baseman HRs are supposed to be mine from India!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated. For years now, Mostsuckass has been a turd, after a charcoal milkshake, that sinks to the bottom of the bowl and won’t ever flush, then, when you finally manage to knock it loose, it leaves a black streak that stains the bowl forever. But, unhappy with being told there’s nothing you can do for the stain, you try to remove the stain from your toilet and manage to drown yourself. That’s Mostsuckass.

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granvillehouston
granvillehouston
7 months ago

General thoughts on Josh Naylor? I have him and he keeps coming up.

scoboticus
scoboticus
7 months ago

Looks like Eflin got kicked out of his room at the W.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Is Graveman a serviceable replacement for Hendrikis in a 14 team H2H points league?

aardvark
aardvark
7 months ago

Matt chapman over Hayes? Hayes is ice cold

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
7 months ago

How do you rank these 3… saves only league

Gallegos
Joe Barlow
Doval

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
7 months ago

Yo, that Mostsuckass take, LMAO

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 months ago

Effing Kikuchi. It’s the effing O’s! And of course it was Hays I dropped to pick up Duvall. FFS.

Last edited 7 months ago by SteveNZ
prey879
prey879
7 months ago

Need to drop an OF in a 12 team H2H league with Ward back , who’d you cut between Grichuk, Naylor, and Lane thomas. Hitting cats are Runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, OBP, SLG, Ks

lolmets
lolmets
7 months ago

a couple podcasts ago you called zach eflin a solid number 3. idk, he looks more like a wet number 2 to me.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
7 months ago

We sticking twitch Tellez over Naylor, Lane, Gallo, Bohm, Voit, etc?”

gmark
gmark
7 months ago

Is Luis Castillo a 30-40 or 40-50 ranking pitcher?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
7 months ago

Which side for MI?

Witt or Jazz
Witt or TAnderson

Michael B
Michael B
7 months ago

With Liam Hendriks out for a while kendall graveman seems to be the closer for the foreseeable future, is Graveman better than Tanner Houck or Ryan Helsley?

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Which one? Lol

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
7 months ago

Yepez, C. Walker or Lane Thomas?

Lose Bednar, J. Lopez, Rainey or Robertson for Graveman?

Could also drop S. Gray, Rasmussen, Greene or Ashby…

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Great, thanks very much

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
7 months ago

I have a theory about Albies injury. I think a coven of Albies/India fantasy owners who were struggling to find roster room to activate India decided to form a curse hexagon. They had intended to curse Albies mildly — a relatively benign IL-10 or IL-15 during which he can work on his hitting mechanics — but, as oft happens, the curse quickly got out of hand, resulting in an IL-60!

If someone at Blumhouse productions is reading this and wants to make a movie based on the above, I’ll sell the rights for cheap!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
7 months ago

well, knowing CIN/india; this means there’s some chance that albies’ fractured foot heals ridiculously quickly if say india gets IR’d within the next few days if what happened last time happens; as i’m fairly sure witches cover their backend in cases like this. i don’t know anybody that paid that much in ADP for 2 different 2B’s though to check if they exhibit other witch signs.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai

Macbeth’s witches chanted “Double Double Toil and Trouble” … so maybe that explains them having both Albies and India? Or, maybe they like to play in keeper leagues?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
7 months ago

i’ve seen india go in some leagues quite a bit lower than his ADP too (in fact the 2 spots i have him in). 89th ADP pretty sure i got at like 115th or something. the other spot it’s keep 70 hitters (14 x 5) and there i got him in either the 1st or 2nd after keepers (56 pitchers also kept)

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
7 months ago

Oh great Grey,

who to pick up for Hendricks?

Graveman, Clase, Holmes, or Romano

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Josh Freeman
7 months ago

3 team league?

aardvark
aardvark
7 months ago

Need to drop 2 of Ashby, hunter green, strider

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Would you drop Javier over either of Ashby or green?

Jeffe
Jeffe
7 months ago

Just saw Liam is on the IL. Who do you prefer as a temp replacement out of Houck (is he the closer?), Robertson or Barlow (TX). Other option is get no one and stream a SP?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Solid. Really appreciate it. Good luck this evening.

RICE
RICE
7 months ago

Hey Grey!

Thought you might find this interesting (as if we didn’t know). At least someone out there is working on it!

Harvard-Educated Astrophysicist Trying to Solve Baseball’s Big Ball Problem
Dr. Meredith Wills is a Harvard-trained astrophysicist and lifelong baseball fan who’s been studying big league baseballs for the last five years.
Read in NBC 7 San Diego: https://apple.news/AyJPRlW-8R8WRClJETFn55Q

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

this line here from that sums it up:
Alfaro’s missile was caught at the front of the warning track for an out. The look on his face was quizzical. He knew he’d hammered that ball. The problem might be that he hammered THAT ball.” hahahaha. be funny if tons of hitters paused play to check their bats just in case it wasn’t the ball but the bat. don’t make it look like the troll move it is, look honestly confused about what went wrong, and do it on camera, often.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
7 months ago

How many more innings can we expect from innings . He is already at 49 and had 44 last year

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Springs don’t know what happened there

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
7 months ago

The Padres announced Tuesday that Fernando Tatis Jr.’s recent CT scan did not show the level of healing that they had hoped to see and that the timeline for his return will be pushed back.
At this point, it would be a surprise to see him back with the Padres before the All-Star break.

fausto
fausto
7 months ago

SAGNOF ALERT !
GRAB GRAVEMAN
hendriks has “forearm issues”

aardvark
aardvark
7 months ago

Do you like baz over hunter green?

toolshed
toolshed
7 months ago

Hats off to another dumb baseball manager. Charlie Montoyo has kirk on the bench for 3 games straight. He was on fire prior to Moreno getting called up. Great way to end a hot streak.

Let’s also talk about Dusty. How about flip-fopping Tucker and Bregman in the lineup.

All of these piss poor decisions are getting less criticism since Larussa is getting all of the attention for his circus act.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  toolshed
7 months ago

umm, no. he started the last 2 days before today in a row, and with today 3 of the last 6. this isn’t much different from what was being done with jansen/kirk or earlier collins/kirk all year long. you guys know what you are saying can in fact be verified in seconds right.

toolshed
toolshed

Correction: sitting 3rd time in last 6. The difference now is that kirk was hitting well.

And my point about bregman is still relevant. Bregman hasn’t been good.

Last edited 7 months ago by toolshed
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  toolshed
7 months ago

you ain’t going to find anybody defending bregman (for obv reasons, and even a completely objective observer can be shown the exact years he did really well in MLB just so happened to be the exact same ones that HOU knew what pitches were coming a good chunk of the time). i’m here just defending what’s real, kirk having played the last 2 days before now. also i’ve owned kirk across at least 5 leagues all year so i’m quite aware of how often he’s benched just in general. this is now the 3rd kirk + other tandem and he plays over half but not much over half (he started year as primary DH not catcher as well, which is/was good for his owners). simiar to SEA/TEX who’ve also quite frequently used catchers to DH and you’ll see 2 (TEX had all 3 starting (huff/heim/garver) when all were healthy at least a few times) at C/DH quite often. SEA’s didn’t make much sense though as unlike TOR/TEX’s catchers that are actually good hitters, l.torrens ain’t that.

Play Ball
Play Ball
7 months ago

With Liam down do I grab Houck or Seranthony? It’s a S+H roto league.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
7 months ago

And do you like Houck and/or Seranthony better than Graveman?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Play Ball
7 months ago

for me it’d be: graveman/houck/seranthony for saves in the short term. WSOX least likely to bounce guys around, PHI hasn’t actually demoted or IR’d knebel yet, BOS in the middle as likely more than just houck gets saves. if we were fairly sure hendriks was out short term (i’m not claiming to have any idea on that, “sore forearm” could easily translate to out anywhere from the minimum to more than 15 months if say he needs TJ but say waits a while to figure that out) and/or knebel got IR’d this could change.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
7 months ago

Jazz or Tim anderson ROS in a standard roto.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
7 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

You still starting Manaea @CHC with 12mph winds blowing out at Wrigley?

Last edited 7 months ago by Hyun-Jin & Juice
fausto
fausto
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
7 months ago

I was…the robot likes him. But I didnt know about the winds…so I’m debating it now.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
7 months ago

I was just offered this trade, which I think I should accept.
a. I give Polanco and Gore
b. I receive Cronenworth and Manaea.

Do you agree?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
7 months ago

Just acquired Carlos Rodon. Who do I drop?

G. Ashcraft, T. Estrada, Luis Gracia (Wsh), Jason Adam, Tanner Scott

My Pitchers: Rodon, Springs, Ashby, Joe Ryan, Nick Martinez, K. Graveman, Tanner Rainey, Camilo Doval

I have the following 2b/SS: Boba, Estrada, Luis Garcia

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
7 months ago

stressbird, similar to sale’s (most recent) injury. there were some people in here trying to seemingly claim sale’s injury was some freak accident and not say related to his pitching. anybody want in on this one similarly? would be like sam jackson (as mr. glass) claiming the rare freakish nature of his (many hundreds) of injuries.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

his was a motorcycle accident, so he can avoid those if he’s so inclined. but only a “freak” accident if he stops doing that as motorcyle riding in and of itself is quite dangerous (if done often anyway, and i’m assuming safe driving, which we have no idea about)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

remember reading years ago something along the lines of “if you have a motorcycle as your main mode of transportation and you use it similarly often as car drivers do, in a 5 year timeline you’re at the length of time such that a significant accident is over 50% to occur”. i was told this by relatives that were planning on becoming motorcycle drivers (aunt and uncle); when i heard that it sure put the kind of risk in perspective and scared the hell out of me if say i was any bit inclined to be a motorcycle driver. most motorcycle owners don’t use it as their main mode of transportation so the overall numbers of just motorcycle owners injury rates aren’t nearly that high.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
7 months ago

Hendricks just placed on IL, and Graveman available in two leagues. Who’s my cut in each league?
a, Graveman, Houck, Robertson
b. Graveman, Soto, or Joe Barlow

Gotime
Gotime
7 months ago

OBP pts league
Yandy @ Yankees (Cole)
India @Ari (Davies)
Profar @Cubs (Hendricks)
most likely all at leadoff … bench 1

Mike
Mike
7 months ago

Can I feel safe dropping Strasburg in a shallow league? Already have Eloy, K Lewis and Seiya in my IL

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
7 months ago

In a 12 teamer, what is a good OF return for R.Ray?
Arozarena?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Mullins as a lesser or better return than Arozarena?
I like the idea, but with the dead ball, is Mullins still priced as a 30/30 guy?

VinWins
VinWins
7 months ago

Picked up Ji-Man Choi because Fantrax showed him as 8 for 12 with 3 HRs vs Gerrit Cole. Started to think about that, so checked Baseball Reference, which doesn’t show him batting against Cole at all, which also seemed surprising. Probably somewhere in between. I think I’ll look for another CI.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
7 months ago

Further research shows Fantrax is correct! I guess I’ll stick with Choi!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

OK, did not know that he had a claim to fame. He must not play for the Cards.

scoboticus
scoboticus
7 months ago

I would like to trade Jazz for some higher average and runs. What’s a good target?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  scoboticus
7 months ago

I’d like to play in your league. I have Adam Frazier I’ll send your way lol.

Freedminds
Freedminds
7 months ago

Happy Tuesday Grey,

Looking to cash in some of your oh-so-sweet-sleepers for some struggling SPs

Was offered Giolito and McRib Lynn for Manaea and JoMo.

Slam dunk accept?

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Ok fair enough, my eyes lit up when I punched it into the trade analyzer, hope it works out !

scoboticus
scoboticus
7 months ago

Mendick or Leury Garcia vs. RP Hutchison?
Or Jose Iglesias vs Bieber in Colorado?

alps
alps
7 months ago

Grey
I need RBI’s and HR’s
Would you drop Morel for Duvall

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
7 months ago

Walker seems too good for waivers in a 12-team H2H. Who is the drop to pick him up: Gimenez, Estrada, Naylor, Grisham, or Oscar Gonzalez? I’m leaning toward 1 of the 3 Cleveland players so I’m not so reliant on one team (and thinking Gimenez since I have Wander on the IL), but Grisham seems like an easy cut. Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jason Murray
7 months ago

t.estrada seems pretty easy.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
7 months ago

Roto WS league – do you want Cease or Montas?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Perfect Game
7 months ago

Typo – QS league*

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Severino or Montas?

Umpy70
Umpy70
7 months ago

hey Grey

I got Olson and Alonso with Vinnie P waiting for my 1b slot and Utility, and C. walker just sitting on waivers (12 team obp)

Olson is 30$ next year to keep, you think trading him off for some pitching help (im thinking rental schezer or similar) and just picking up 1b walker to fill that hole?

i’ll lose olson for next year is the only downside i see though, probably wouldnt keep walker (but i could for $5)

thoughts?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
7 months ago

To make room for Joe Ryan tonight (@SEA) in my 10-team I’d have to drop one of the following: A.Ashby (next start @NYM), C.Javier (next start vs CWS), or C.Morton (next start @CWS). In what order would you drop those three SPs?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Done! But would you start Joe Ryan at Seattle in his first start back from Covid?

kcc26
kcc26
7 months ago

ugh…who ya got in a 12 teamer: justin turner, josh donaldson or anthony rendon? thanks!

kcc26
kcc26
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

guess i could also try someone like Miranda…

fastfrog
fastfrog
7 months ago

Arcia vs. Flores? Who ya got?

Jon
Jon
7 months ago

Bassitt was dropped in my league. Do I drop anyone to add him?

Rasmussen, Ian Anderson, Alex Wood, Jon Gray, Megill, Strider, Roansy Contreras

W+QS keeper/dynasty league.

Jon
Jon
7 months ago

Need some help trying to improve my set of RPs. Choose four from this list:

Diego Castillo
Tanner Scott
Scott Barlow
Alexis Diaz
Jason Adam
Giovanny Gallegos
Paul Sewald

SV+HLD category where saves count as 2 and holds as 1. We also have W+QS where each is 1.

Thanks!

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
7 months ago

A few potential closers on the wire + a few sb’s that might be an upgrade?

Rp’s
S Barlow 
Houck
T Scott
Hand / Dominguez
Poche / Adam

Sp’s 
strider
springs
wood
Kirby

Thoughts?
And, Who do I cut ?
 
Leaning Between :

L Urias 
Renfroe
Rodgers
Or
McKenzie

C Tbd. Kidding on a few 
( dropping r contreras for W Contreras , Melendez, or ruiz in that order ) 

Team Below :

C
1 Freeman
2 Chisholm
3 Devers
Ss Bichette
Mi India
Ci Alonso
Of Acuna
Of Robert
Of Mountcastle
Of Schwarber
Of Blackmon
U Rodgers
Bn Renfroe
Bn L. Urias ( dtd ) 
Bn O Cruz
Dl B Lowe
Dl Haniger
Dl Stephenson

Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Ray
Sp Baz
Sp Sandoval
Sp McKenzie
Sp Ryan 
Rp Clase
RP Kimbrel
Rp K Rob
Rp
Bn Sewald
Dl Cobb

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
Reply to  theperfectpitch
7 months ago

sp not sb’s – fucking auto correct

toolshed
toolshed
7 months ago

The delayed release of the Tatis CT scan result is making me nervous. I don’t want to be Debbie Downer, but if the news was good and what we all wanted to hear, don’t you think they would have announced it already?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Yeah, I hope not. Perhaps we get an update later today. Having him back is good for the game.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Timeline moved out. Didn’t show enough healing. Sometimes I hate it when I am right

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
7 months ago

it’s far more likely that the recent blurb about him wasn’t related to the timeframe SD already had planned as to the result of it. likely at same time they release the lineup today.

Nitro
Nitro
7 months ago

Which side: Trout for Bellinnger and J Abreu 12 team points league

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
7 months ago

Good Morning Grey,

10 TM, NL, H2H, 5×5 (OBP).

My hitting is stacked, but my pitching has some holes in it with Ratios and Saves when comparing to the other top 4 teams (5 more match ups against really strong staffs with better starters and closers). I do have 1-2 extra SPs, and when both Cobb and DeSclafani comeback I have 3-4 more. This helps with Ws and Ks.

Which if any would you be willing to do, and in what order?

A)
I give: India, Lauer, Yepez, and one of Gray/Greene/Brubaker/Cobb
I get:  Arenado, Nola, Wainwright, McGee

B)
I give: India and Yepez
I get: Nola and Donovan

I really don’t like trading hitters for pitchers straight up, but my hitting is really strong still.

C) 
I give: One of Greene/Lauer/Gray
I get: Manaea

D) 
I give: India, Walker, One of Yepez/Harris II, and One of Greene/Lauer/Gray
I get:  Manaea, Muncy, Castellanos and Robertson

You were iffy on this the other day because it could backfire.

Would you just roll with the current roster and try to dominate Hitting and let the Pitching work itself out?

CA  Ruiz 
1B   Walker
2B   India
3B   Yepez
SS   Cronenworth 
INF  Cooper
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto 
OF   T O’Neill
OF   Edman
UT   A. Thomas
B    Harris II

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Lauer, Gray, Mahle, Greene, Brubaker
RP  Ta. Rogers, Rainey, Hand
IL   DeSclafani and Cobb

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
7 months ago

What’s good Grey? Lane Thomas and Adam Duvall are both on the waiver wire in my 12-team OBP keeper league. Are either of them a better replacement for Andrew Vaughn, Mark Canha or Luis Garcia? Thank you as always.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Gracias

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
7 months ago

Espinal or India?

herschel
herschel
7 months ago

@Grey: over/under on freeman hr at end of season? 12 team weekly roto, ward/kimbrel for freeman? thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
7 months ago

Too many teams leads to too many questions:

Tellez(Higher upside) or Cooper(Hitting better right now),? Ones gotta go

Keeks
Keeks
7 months ago

Ks, QS, ERA,WHIP, sv+hlds

Please rank for ROS
Roansey, Baz, Lorenzen

Thank you!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

i could’ve missed it other times, but those dots are quite informative for those that might’ve just read 1,2,3 as possibly closer.

Bostero111
Bostero111
7 months ago

Morning Grey.

Brutal way to lose Albies, hope he can maybe make it back by fantasy playoffs. Need to find a replacement in my 12 team H2H league with OBP. Here are my options:

Ezequiel Duran
Luis Garcia
Josh Rojas

Thanks!

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
7 months ago

Trade away Robert for McClananan or nah?

Todd Time
Todd Time
7 months ago

Pick up Espinal or Lux to replace Albies?

Also…are you dropping Albies? I’ve already got Peralta and Franco on my 2 IL spots. I suppose I could wait out Franco but it seems like he’s a few weeks away from returning, and at his price it seems unlikely I keep Albies beyond this year.

DrEasy
DrEasy
7 months ago

Ozzie getting hurt is almost a relief given how bad he stunk… Given that he’s placed on the 60 day IL, should I just drop him in my RCL? I have Bryant, Haniger and Lodolo on my IL, and they’re all a lot closer to coming back…

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
7 months ago

Olson does have 3 HR and 14 RBI the past couple weeks. Statcast is nearly identical except for fewer fly balls and a higher strikeout rate. That said, I was offered Teoscar or O’Neill for him. Both seem to be coming out of their funk. I have Goldy and Freeman for 1B/CI. Would you take Teoscar or O’Neill for Olson?

zombie
zombie
7 months ago

No miraculous recovery for Albies, as there is an IL to the right of his name. Need to make room. F. Peralta the drop (no decent/promising updates found)? Or Cobb (throwing a bullpen)? Bryant (not an option. but still a crappy use of the 4th round pick. Ugh.) Thanks. & your Mostsuckass word picture has been hard to forget all day.

VinWins
VinWins
7 months ago

Seiya, Franmil, or Albies. Who do I drop?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Yeah, I was afraid you’d say that. Thank you!

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
7 months ago

My Cedric Mullins
His Carlos Rodon

Which side?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
7 months ago

Oh hai Grey! Or should I say whattup Pham?

Speaking of Pham, I have an open roster spot and am considering Pham, Lane, Carlson and Rojas. Could you rank?

Thanks as always!

LKW
LKW
7 months ago

In a save/holds league would you trade Joc for Minter?

Thanks

LKW
LKW
Reply to  LKW
7 months ago

Also would you trade Bregman for Hayes?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

I’m assuming this is yes on Minter

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
7 months ago

16 team points league and I need pitching. I was offered his Clevinger for my Teoscar. Thoughts on that? I could ask to add his Matt Olson for my Rowdy. I’m nervous about Clevingers health and it appears that Teoscar is starting to get healthy and hit.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
7 months ago

Lane Thomas over Riley Greene in a redraft? Seems like a citation in the living case of One in Hand v. Two in Bush.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
7 months ago

When he gets hot, he’s like the guy on the cover of that Pink Floyd album.

Hey, I know that album. A music reference for us boomers that still think rap is for inner-city kids. The site analytics paid off!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  hal_incandenza
7 months ago

pretty sure (at least in my area) that inner city kids still listen to rap. haven’t been to all inner cities of course.

Sandman
Sandman
7 months ago

Hey Grey,

Brutal news on Albies…. In a 10 team , h2h standard 5×5

Who is the replacement?

-Stott
-Wilmer Flores
-Josh Rojas
-Jace Peterson
-Matt Carpenter
-Villar
-Hoerner

Thanks!

Dubjay
Dubjay
7 months ago

Morning Grey,
It is with a heavy heart that I admit to being an ALBIES owner in my 12 team H2H keeper league. Luckily I have the flexibility to just shoot some SEMIEN into my 2B slot. I have J.Peña to cover up for semien. But can we talk about Alex Bregman for a minute? What is the deal with this guy? I kept him over ARENADO, RODON, and MONTAS just to name a few. He has been invisible. Is there any hope in the future for this guy? Or should I just toss him into the trash can where he keeps Miss Cleo on retainer. I have A.Riley who I can swap over to 3B if need be. So I can pick up either a 3B or 1B.
Here are the best available
E.DURAN
C.WALKER
J.VOTTO
J.BURGER
Thanks

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

his only really good years just happened to be when HOU knew what pitches were coming (at least in MLB, he had good minor numbers, assuming they weren’t getting away with that during those years).

RobMac
RobMac
7 months ago

Thanks for everything you do, Grey!

I have Albies and Freddy Peralta on my IL now and need to drop one. Who do you think has best chance of contributing later (knowing that Albies prognosis is still uncertain)?

Jon
Jon
7 months ago

Better stash: Tyler Stephenson or Albies?

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
7 months ago

Hi Grey. Drop Renfroe for Duvall or hold? Thanks.

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
7 months ago

Is Morel slumping, or is the rookie nookie over?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
7 months ago

Happy National Bourbon Day, Grey!

I need to “pour out” someone to make room for Joe Ryan’s activation. Roster below…who goes down the drain?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: C. Walker
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Pham
BN: Burger, Straw, J. Rojas

SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, M. Gore, Alex Wood, Brady Singer, R. Contreras

?RP: Hendricks, T. Rogers (SD), J. Barlow
 
IL: Heaney, Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan
 
NA (minor league stash spot): Riley Greene

Also, you dropping anyone for a preemptive Graveman add since I have Hendricks?

Thank you!

P.S. It’s also World Blood Donor Day, but I’d recommend you donate pre-bourbon!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Still petitioning for Julio Borbon Day…I’ll let you know when I have enough signatures.

and thanks again for the advice!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
7 months ago

Also, in another league, I need to cut someone to add Ryan as well.

Which RP gets the boot (Saves-only league):
J. Duran
D. Castillo

other RP’s:
Hader
Bednar

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

Hendriks to the 15-day…

Is R. Contreras worth holding or can he also be cut in a 12-team league?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Dancin Homer
7 months ago

depends on who’s in FA (league depth). probably in streamer territory for shallows.

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
7 months ago

Hey Grey, would you trade L Robert away to get deGrom if you have stacked OFs & desperately need SP help? or is that too much to trade for risky deGrom?? Thx!

Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good
Reply to  Grey
7 months ago

thanks man. How about McClananan or Gausman or both?