Trevor Rosenthal and Mitch Moreland were traded to the Padres. Here’s what the Padres are saying to the major leagues: We are your father. Going the other way was Edward Olivares, and some prospects. The hug at the airport when Franchy Cordero sees Edward Olivares will be priceless. “What kind of things are there to do in Kansas City?” “Do you like jazz?” “I thought people just said they like jazz, but no one actually likes jazz.” “True.” Then after a brief pause, “Do the Royals let you play?” “Nah, they have Alex Gordon.” As for Rosenthal, he goes to a place with no set closer, and they will win some games. Rosenthal could be a top 10 closer the rest of the way, or he blows up his 1st game, and Drew Pomeranz is the closer again, or Emilio Pagan. For now, I’d put Rosenthal, Pomeranz then Pagan, as the pecking order. In KC, I’d look at Greg Holland, Scott Barlow or Josh Staumont, that order, but with limited chances. Oh, and Jesse Hahn, who got the save on Saturday, is there and he had an affair with Reverend Jim Bakker. Finally, Mitch Moreland, well, nothing really changes for him, or the main Padres hitters. The DH gave the Padres more room to play with, and they got Moreland. He can hit it out of any stadium, and he enters a better lineup. Did I just say the Padres’ lineup is better than a Red Sox lineup? Yup, welcome to 2020 and back from your coma! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jason Castro – Also, traded to the Padres. Headed back to the Angels from the Padres will be Fernando Tatis Jr. The abbreviation makes things confusing, but it’s Fernando Tatis Jerrold, a journeyman outfielder who hasn’t hit higher than .200 in High-A.

Austin Nola – Also, traded to the Padres. You know what would be crazy? If the trading deadline was on 8/31 and only the Padres knew about it. Nola joins Castro and that New Orleans is a Commie city and this proves it! My guess is Nola works all over the diamond — DH, catcher, 1B, 3B, OF, can he Zoom his brother him to teach him how to pitch? It’s a solid NL-Only get, but in mixed leagues there’s not much value change.

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32. After MLB installed humidors in a half dozen parks without telling anyone, I’m waiting to offhandedly hear they put a chamber that simulates the gravity on Jupiter with its heavy pull in Coors.

Mychal Givens – Traded to the Rockies. Bud Black will start Givens at 2nd base in front of Hampson. So, you’d think Givens would be the new Rockies’ closer, but have I mentioned Bud Black is a dope in the last twelve words? Because he is.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Sonavabench! The start in Coors is when you decide to get your shizz together? Aw cmon!

Trent Grisham – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .252. People were actually arguing in December of last year that the Padres would miss Luis Urias. Sending you a virtual L.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .206. Also, in this game, Eric Hosmer (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 7th homer; Jake Cronenworth (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .361) hit his 4th homer and the Padres are the greatest team since the 1894 Hoboken LongPanties.

J.D. Martinez – Left yesterday’s game with a wrist injury. He hurt himself miming how he would sign away his no-trade clause.

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he was recalled by the Red Sox to replace Moreland. He looks like he could be Luke Voit for the next 30 days, then hit .210 next year when everyone’s crazy about him. Huge power, could barely hit .250 in Triple-A. I picked him up in one mixed league, and would grab him elsewhere.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .302. XBogs started the video game-like scoring for the Sawx.

Rafael Devers – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .240. Well, you got at least one good game from him. I kid, but in a 60-game season, all you kinda need is one big game.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-6, 1 run as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sorry about singing Covid-eo Killed The Guy In HR to the tune of Video Killed The Radio Star. He seemed like a nice guy.”

Deivi Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was recalled. To quote a Yelp review of the Yankees, “The Yankees are the best fahkin’ A!” Well, said, Sal G. of Staten Island. Deivi was optioned right back down after the game. “Fahkin’ A! The bad fahkin A this time.” For keepers, check Prospect Itch’s top 150 starters for 2021 dynasty.

J.A. Happ – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at…Guess. He’s been awful for years, right? So, guess what his ERA is this year. Nope, it’s 4.05. I thought it was at least over 5.50. That is surprising to me. A Happ accident, if you started him.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He’s the 3rd best bat in the Yanks’ lineup, so Hicks will now get hurt–*finger to earbud* Yep, Jordy Mercer is now the Yankees’ 3rd best hitter.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, and an epic blown save, his 4th. More shocking than Edwin blowing this game is that it’s been two years now, across two different managers, and Diaz still gets opportunities.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. On our Player Rater, Cano is a lot higher than you think. How do I know? I’m reading your mind!

J.D. Davis – Left yesterday’s game with what appeared to be an IL-type injury. Just Doh!

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .218. Four homers at the end of August? What a bum! Wait, we’re only halfway through the season. On third thought, that still sucks.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .120. How about the Pirates bringing up Will Craig and then not playing him? An echoing chef’s kiss from the purple mountain majesties to the Antifa soldiers.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Some day you’re gonna explain how Flaherty had an under-2.00 ERA across five months of baseball without missing any starts to injury and didn’t finish top three in the Cy either year.

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.65. The pandemic has made him stronger. Someone test Wainwright’s blood for vaccine antibodies.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3,75. Exhibit A why I said not to worry about his last bad start. There are no more exhibits.

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.10 vs. Josh Tomlin – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.37. This matchup was billed as Eflin/Tomlin or ‘What Bea Arthur would say.’ Streamonator doesn’t love Eflin’s next start, and I see no reason to risk it.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .250, and 2nd homer in the last two games and third homer in the four games, and fifth homer in the last week, and I believe in Rhysus!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Didi Gregorius (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer; Roman Quinn (3-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 2nd, and you can’t tell me Rob Manfraud isn’t juicing the balls for Sunday Night Baseball. You cannot tell me this.

Tommy Milone – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.68, as he was traded from the O’s to the Braves. This is a great trade for the Braves. Now they have one guy to lose every 5th start, so their other pitchers can win. That’s how the law of averages works, right?

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. *guitar sting* Babip O’Riley!

Gavin Lux – 2-for-4, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, but it’s unclear how much he’ll play. Go Dodger Blue (balls)!

Will Smith – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 4th homer. Call him The Fresh Prince of the Ball-in-the-Air.

Tony Gonsolin – 3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.51. Hmm, okay, bit of a hand-under-the-armpit-fart sound, but I’d hold. Should be able to go deeper next time out.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (3), hitting .225. Crazy how much a poor couple weeks will drag down a player’s entire season this year. Bellinger might not look great at the end of the year, but if the season was another 100 games, three random poor weeks at the beginning of the season would’ve been so forgotten by September.

Justin Dunn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33 vs. Griffin Canning – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.04. The Mariners/Angels matchup featured hitters like Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout, Kyle Lewis and…uh…that other guy what’s his name, Marmalady? Just then, Albert Pujols shuts off his Life Alert so we can hear, “Don’t forget me,” then after a beat, “Did I say that loud enough? I can’t hear so well anymore.”

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .339. Kyle Lewis in the top 20 next year or no? C’mon, let’s be crazy! Can’t be worse than Adalberto Mondesi (or Pete Alonso, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Matt Olson, maybe I don’t go on.)

Sandy Alcantara – 4 IP, 5 ER, as he was activated from the IL. Looked rusty, which is a natural effect of being Sandy, that and little pebbles in my butt crack. For Alcantara, I wouldn’t trust him until we saw a good start.

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s looked better, turning on balls like I haven’t seen from him previously. Worth cyclops’ing.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .300 from the three-hole and he’s played less than a week, so bit early to get crazy excited, but I have a crush on Cooper; he’s super duper!

Yoshitomi Tsutsugo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .188. Also, in this game, Willy Adames (2-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 4th homer; Kevin Kiermaier (1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st; Joey Wendle (1-for-6) hit his 2nd, and Hunter Renfroe (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) stole his 2nd base. Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

Ryan Yarbrough – Hit the IL with groin tightness. Let out your inseam, and let’s go!

Mike Zunino – Hit the IL with an oblique injury. Injuries to my random 2nd catcher are so annoying. You don’t pay me enough to pay attention.

Jose Martinez – Traded from the Rays to the Cubs. Figures that the Ricketts would get a lefty masher.

Tyler Chatwood – Left yesterday’s start with elbow discomfort. How well can Jose Martinez pitch? I’d expect Jose Quintana to be moved back into the rotation. So, again I ask you, how well can Jose Martinez pitch?

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.47. They should judge this year’s Cy Youngs from post-All-Star Break last year through this year and Darvish and Flaherty should be co-NL Cy Youngs.

Jeremy Jeffress – 1 IP, 0 ER as he closed out the 1st game on Saturday, and Kimbrel gave away the 2nd, and Kimbrel’s droppable in almost all leagues. Dude’s toast, and not even good toast like Melba or rye.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. In related news, that’s nine times Joe Buck has screamed at his mother to give him some privacy.

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .294. Maybe I’m underestimating fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), but I have a feeling Happ is going to be underrated again next year.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-3, and his 4th and 5th homer, and three homers in the last four games. From Heyward jablowme to Heyward checkmeout. Looks like a hot schmotato.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93. During the half innings Lynn wasn’t on the mound, he sat at a folding table with his agent, waiting to be saved from the Rangers.

Luke Weaver – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.23. I’m gonna give you my breakdown of this start after streaming him:  It sucked.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. Diamondbacks’ Edu-Escobar doing distance learning with a Coke and a smile.

Taylor Clarke – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.22. Ugh, was so close to streaming him, but I kept worrying I was picking up the guy from Yes, Dear. Bit overdue for a breakdown, so here goes. Clarke works with a 95 MPH fastball, and three other pitches with his 89 MPH changeup doing the best work (.056 BAA). Far from a highly touted arm, but more than serviceable in most matchups.

Johnny Cueto – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.75. Missing a win by one third of an inning is so dumb. Scorekeepers can award a win to anyone, so why don’t they? It makes no sense. Take that responsibility from them and give it to me; I’ll give wins out to the right people!

Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, one walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.89. Fun fact! Dane Dunning is someone who was named after the Law & Order theme song. Streamonator loved this start by Dunning, but isn’t crazy about his next.

Luis Robert – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .291. After much deliberation, I think it’s best if they just waive the Hall of Fame five-year period for Luis Robert.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (7). To Whit, he’s out there acting like he owns himself in fantasy.

Jordan Romano – Hit the IL with numbness in his middle finger. Truck drivers are also numb to the middle finger. Anthony Bass is likely the closer until Ken Giles returns. Color me uninterested.

Hunter Harvey – 2/3 IP, 1 ER. Orioles said he’ll be eased into the Orioles’ closer role. That would pop-pop, fizz-fizz a Cole Sulser’s fantasy value, if he wasn’t doing it himself (2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save).

Ryan Mountcastle – 3-for-4, 3 RBIS and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .393. The Orioles held him down for about 14 months too long to start Chris Davis. Teams are so corrupt/bad/adjective.

Keegan Akin – Will be called up to start Monday. Speaking of being held down, Akin was drafted in the 2nd round of 2016, and supposed to be up in 2019. He used to have a plus-fastball, but he’s lost a few miles off it recently, because ‘want not waste all.’ Akin’s akin (stutterer!) to a 5th starter with no control.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.27. Not a bad first start for the playoffs-chasing Jays, though every team but the Red Sox get into the playoffs this year.

Michael Pineda – Will make his season debut on Tuesday. If he were five Quality Starts into this season, I wouldn’t trust him. Coming off a PEDs suspension of 12 months? If you start him, you have pants grapes larger than I.

Randy Dobnak – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.12. The Regression Fairies do Zoom calls with five guys they call ‘my girlfriends,’ and they will destroy your ratios.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.27. One of the weirder phenomenons for me is when a pitcher is legitimately not good in four of five categories, and people clamor for him. Boyd is merely the latest in a long line of guys who have come before him.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks in only 70 pitches. Way to make Boyd’s start look less impressive, Skubal.

Gregory Soto – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.12, and now with two post-Jimenez saves. I’m willing to declare Soto is the lone closer in the Tigers’ pen, which is how fantasy baseball ‘perts say utter nonsense. Like they have a say in something. I’m willing to declare you’re guessing with the rest of us. Any hoo! Soto appears to have the Tigers’ closer job.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .303. He was the lede in my Buy/Sell on Friday, because I’m from the future. Seriously, imagine someone coming from the future back to 2020. Haha, what are you, the dumbest time traveler ever? Was going to Hiroshima in 1945 not possible?

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Hot schmotato alert! By the by, I own Jeimer in a Best Ball league, and I’m convinced whoever is in 1st after the first game of the season in a Best Ball league, stays there the rest of the way. Do teams ever move in the standings in Best Ball? I’m going to be researching this.

Luis Garcia – Called up by the Astros. You put Luis Garcia into the Fangraphs search bar and it’s like, “Nah, man, I need a middle initial or something.” Garcia hasn’t pitched above High-A, and looks like he might struggle to hit the broadside of a barn. So, Daniel Vogelbach can safely face him.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06. In home starts, McCullers is Old McCullers had an ace, ei-ei-o. In away starts, he’s ei-ei-no.

Frankie Montas – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.06. Bummer for me to see Montas completely broken, but don’t get me wrong, he is broken. I’d rather own Frankie Muniz on my fantasy team.

Tommy La Stella – Traded to the A’s just in time for the A’s to get shut down with a case of Covid. Oh em gee, Tommy La Stella is a super-spreader! My guess is the A’s, like the Reds, Mets and other teams before them, will miss at least a series, depends on how many positives now come back. Any hoo! Tommy La Stella went from LA to A’s so it’s Tommy A’s Stella or Tommy Launch Angle StellA’s. You make the call! I am merely a vessel of nonsense. Tommy Launch went from a terrible park to a terrible park, but his lineup got better. A boost in value? P to the erhaps, but barely, said Smokey the Bear while hanging out in the buff.

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Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Which side?
ketel Marte
Renanto Nunez
Matt Barnes

Vs
Ryu
Kyle Schwarber

Ben W
Ben W
Reply to  Ben W
1 year ago

Follow up. Somehow it became this:
I’m trading:
Pete Alonso
Renanto Nunez
Ketel Marte
Cristian Javier
Matt Barnes

He’s trading
Ronald Acuna
Kyle Schwarber
Ryu

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

Hanser Alberto or Nick Madrigal?

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Roto league
Can I drop Rich Hill? He is my last starter on my team, the rest of the staff is very solid, could use his spot for a bat instead.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Yes.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Drop Olson or Rizzo for Hoskins

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Rizzo

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My fault. I read this as drop Olson for Rizzo or Hoskins

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cool beans bro. Hope u all staying safe

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 year ago

I have a pretty huge lead in all pitching categories except saves, so I’m looking to deal Lynn or Keuchel tonight before our deadline for some power (leaning OF, but doesn’t have to be) – need HR, RBI, SLG, and if possible Avg.

Having said that, I don’t want to aim too low. Which of these guys in order (if any) would you be OK trading Lynn for (I’m assuming Keuchel for any).

Grichuk
Kepler
K. Marte
Gallo
B. Lowe

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Skeezix
1 year ago

FYI – I actually tried for Teoscar, but he balked.

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

You are right. F Cole, F Stras, F Morton.
No idea how I am even in 5th place. Genius manager? Crappy GM tho.

On to football. So do I draft a RB first lol?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Hayes or Dalbec?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Start or sit Rich Hill v. CHW? ($-6.5)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I trade Yuli Gurriel ($33) for Jesse Winker ($28). Make that deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He said no. What about McCutchen for Gurriel?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i’ll hold on to Gurriel then.

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Acuna out of today’s lineup. Not sure on his status the rest of the week. Would you start Lux or Madrigal over him or roll him out there and hope he’s back tomorrow? Thank you!

chris
chris
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

ROTO LEAGUE, 12 teams

2b
WOuld you drop Ketel Marte or David Fletcher for SCHOOP??

thanks!

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

1. Should I drop someone, be it Dozier, Flores, or one of my current closers to add one from the crop of new potential closers, such as Barlow, Hirano, or Rondon? (Flores looks like an obvious drop regardless, but I’m a little reluctant to do it before he plays the next two games at Coors. Hittertron is ridiculously high on him for those).

2. If I was trading Voit and/or Suarez, should I be targeting an OF or an SP? I’m struggling on how to value them.

12-team, 10-cat, roto redraft
C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez ; SS – Trea; OF – Dom Smith, Grisham; Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman, Dozier, Flores, Ohtani, Dom Smith; DL – Albies, Judge, Moore

SP – Clevinger, Gray, Maeda, Hendricks, Sixto
RP – Bard, Bass, Pressley, Soto
DL – Verlander

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If I can also trade Voit for a pitcher, should I? He hits the ball so hard! But two of my three lower cats are Ks (8) and WHIP (6). Most teams in my league are trade averse, but one team has Bieber, Burnes, Davies, Lynn, and Ryu and may be willing to part with one of them for a Voit and/or Suarez package. (Another team has Corbin, who is a value match, but seems reluctant to deal.)

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

Oh, and someone else has Carrasco, but I’m not quite as high on him…though I’d give up Suarez for him.

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What do you make of Lynn’s (currently) career low BABIP and GB rates?

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Which OF would you offer for Ryu or Lynn? Dare I part with Grisham for one of them? (The guy with a bunch of pitchers just lost JD and has a big hole in his OF. Or I could try and combine Suarez and an OF for Bieber, but I don’t think that’s enough.)

Matthew Dettman
Matthew Dettman
1 year ago

Great article as usual Grey

Trade deadline in our league is today and we are blowing steals out of the water (10+ steals in a roto league).

Would you trade Villar for Cronenworth for the obp and rbi bump?

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Who’s more legit this year and moving forward – Dom Smith or Jesse Winker?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Archie Bradley to the Reds ….next Closer for Arizona?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Pick 2 of 3 for ROS,
Tanaka, manaea, and dunning

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

What do you think of the Hayes callup? What size league would you grab him, if interested?

Thanks

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Afternoon Grey,

Sitting 3rd right now

My pitching staff is Buehler Maeda Greinke Hendricks Houser Gonzales Ryu Gausman

Bats DArnaud Olson Merrifield Tatis Winker Nimmo Cutch Cruz. with Carlson and Mondesi benched and Albies Slater on IR

Currently 3rd 15 teams keep 11

One team is selling off Aaron Nola…wondering if I should chase with Albies or if I have enough pitching

Levin
Levin
1 year ago

What do you think of Lux/Paddack for Biggio/Plesac

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Alright Grey, need you big time here. I’ve asked you a few variations of this question lately, but I’ve got a doozy of an offer on the table that will totally revamp my keepers. We keep four hitters and two pitchers. I came in with Story, Rizzo, Stanton and Altuve as hitters, and Bieber and Buehler pitchers. I also have Gallen and Sonny Gray to pick from. I don’t really have any hitters on my roster that might supplant one of those hitters unless you believe in Meadows, Winker or Dozier.

I’ve basically been offered Bregman, Hiura and Corbin for Bieber and filler. Given the pitchers I can keep instead of Bieber, I don’t see how I can turn this down. I’ve tried to work a smaller deal with him for one of my other pitchers, but he seems intent on trying for Bieber. What are your thoughts?

183414
183414
1 year ago

Does Oakland play 1 game, 2 games, or no games through thursday ? Do the Mariners play 1 game, 2 games, or 3 games ? That a boy ManFraud.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Think Philly goes with Phelps as their closer over Workman?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Pick 2: Riley, Madrigal. Mountcastle or Tapia ROS

Also, grab Peterson for his 2-start week next week vs BAL (Means) & TOR (tbd) over McKenzie?

Thanks!

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Such a typical Rockies move. Struggling to find playing time for young guys like Tepia and Hilliard, so they add Kevin Pillar. They are the worst…

Will
Will
1 year ago

Pillar to the Rockies, LOL. Because they need MOAR outfielders so Bud Black can continue to play 35 year olds over the kids.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Its a good real baseball move if they want to make playoffs. Pillar is above average and pretty reliable. They aren’t thinking future, theyre thinking “now”.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Dang, Pillar to the Rox is pretty dope!!!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Pillar to the Rockies? Who is impacted more between Hilliard & Tapia? Plus when is Dahl coming back?? Why do the Rockies hate playing young promising players?? More importantly why can’t I have have anything nice??
Does Pillar get regular playing time?? add?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Absolutely he plays. He’s now their second best OF. Dahl is usually hurt and if Tapia and/or Hilliard was adequate they would not have Traded for him. I bet he steps into leadoff role.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

They never develop the talented young players they have so why even bother drafting them?? They get stuck in the Pud Black vortex never to be seen. Then they finally get a window of opportunity & he slams that shut & gets a JAG to replace them. Colorado should just trade all their draft picks for the foreseeable future for old over the hill players.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Since I own two shares Pillar and none of the others, I’ll take it!!!

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. A’s/Mariners series postponed. Sit KLew for Schoop or Madrigal this week or take his 4 games?

183414
183414
1 year ago

Can’t think of 1 thing I like about this excuse for a baseball season , other than the Padres doing everything right.
1 unknown human tested positive. Is he or she hospitalized ? Is he or she being treated ? Every player tested was negative. Btw, we do know there are false positives everywhere.
So, of course Man Fraud cancels at least 3 more games and I guess teams can play triple headers with 5 innings instead of 7. Perhaps he could require the bases loaded in the 6th inning if the game is tied. Find it impossible to believe that a season could have been more fucked up than this one.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Villar to Blue Jays!
Do you think this helps his value as in more steals?

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

In a 12 team 5×5 I’ve been offered Lindor & Fiers for Villar & Lamet. I’m currently in 1st place and not sure I want to rock the boat but I do have good SP depth.

C – d’arnaud
1b – Olson
2b – Ketel
3b – Ramirez
Ss – Villar
Of – trout, soler, teoscar
Util – Grisham, Dozier
IL – Judge
Sp – Cole, S Gray, Lamet, Wheeler, Gallen, Luzardo, Hill, May, Sixto, Eliesier
Rp – Pressly, Karinchak, Jeffress

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes for this year, thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Marte to Marlins. Ugh.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Makes no sense then trading Villar. Jeters not sure if he’s buying or selling. Don’t get it.

And Pillar. Wtf

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

could be partly that Villar was only on 1 year contract (they always planned to trade him) and Marte has a favorable option left for next year. The 2 essentially provide the same thing at different positions.

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
1 year ago

I was offered Bauer for my Kyle Lewis trade in dynasty? I’m set at SP or OF so there is no great need to trade. Which one offers better value going forward for next 2-3 seasons?

Mario
Mario
1 year ago

Ketel Marte: lit of doubles but one homer? What do you think ros??

Coolwhip
Reply to  Mario
1 year ago

In my OF post I explained that he’s regressed some from last year, needs to hit breakers better:

https://razzball.com/top-75-outfielders-for-2020-fantasy-baseball-midseason-edition

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Berrios worth anything in a 11-team 5×5 league? Looking to improve my SP, and loved him pre-season, but results to-date have been abysmal. Is he hurt or a good buy low?

negatto
negatto
1 year ago

What are we doing with Alonso?

I’m about ready to trade him for a bag of chips and play the hot hand on the wire.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Some dope just traded him for Mize in one of my keeper leagues lol

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I suspected as such in the preseason – people treating 60 games as a full season and making regrettable decisions.

I’m 1/2 joking about Mondesi’s value sinking a bunch, but I also know sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason to Y! and ESPN rankings so I’m not surprised if they rank him outside of the top 100 for 2021 as well

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Covid strikes again. With Chapman unlikely to play this next series with Sea I moved Riley to 3B & have Walker @CI. My best options to replace him if I move him to utility are Ben Gamel (3 games vs Det) or Ender inciarte (3 games @ Bos).
Now Robbie Ray to Toronto …can they fix him??

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
1 year ago

Schoop or Villar

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Kind of meh on both but between Alcantara and McKenzie ROS who would we go with?

Cheers

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Word

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Start Giolito @MIN?

Q
Q
1 year ago

Are we rolling out German Marquez at home against the Pads? He’s been good, but Pads are a good offense. It’s a 12 tm QS league.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Minor is going to the As. Could be a MediOAKer.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Better starter for this week; Fiers at Sea, Houser vs Det, Canning vs Hou, Eflin vs Wash., or Mize at Min? Please select two.

Smitty
1 year ago

Saw Minor trade to A’s and picked him up. Auto upgrade in that park and team. Stream city. You like him at all?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Morning Grey et al,
Im looking for a little roster maintenance here. My team is kiling it so far(in a good way)in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). But I need to cut the dead weight a bit. Like everyone else, ive been battling injuries and had to grab some placeholders until my stars got back. I am currently holding 3 bench bats. Thats just too many. I like to have 1 or 2 bench bats max. Better to have more pitching in a H2H league. Anyway. Heres my roster.
C-D’ARNAUD
1B-CRONENWORTH
2B-BIGGIO
3B-ARENADO
SS-MOUNTCASTLE
OF-ACUNA, SOTO, TROUT
UTIL-K.TUCKER, GRISHAM
BENCH-GALLO, PEDERSON, BOHM
IL-BREGMAN, ALBIES, S.PEREZ

Ive been hunting for a somewhat legit first baseman all season. Cronenworth has been great so far for me. Do you think that hes a hold when my players come off of the IL? Im kind of sick of Pederson and his .200 avg.

Do you think that Mountcastle and Bohm are worth holding onto when Albies and Bregman come back? Doubt that they would be top 10 on my roster. May be able to trade either/both for some SP.

Trying to prepare for the playoffs. Make some last moves before our trade deadline.
Appreciate any feedback

0-5
0-5
1 year ago

Mondesi is hurting me. I kept him in a 12 team dynasty league but could really use production. I don’t want to overreact and cut bait just to save a weird season but he looks completely lost and different from last year. Hold or Cut?

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

Dynasty forever keeper 20 team no salary, would you send Brandon Lowe / Cristian Javier for Lux / May? Thanks!

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey! If you got a second, why would you want Lowe/Javier over Lux/May?

philip
philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Much appreciate it, Grey.

Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

Thanks for the dope write-ups. In second place right now with the trade deadline approaching. I have a rotation of:

deGrom
Cole
Sonny
Lynn
Berrios
Urias
McKenzie
Gausman

Thinking about sending Cole for Jose Ramirez. Is that enough of a return? I could use an extra bat (although this points league is geared toward elite pitching, but Cole being in NY has me second guessing). Oh btw, I have scored the most points in the league by 200, so far. Leaning toward holding, maybe I just need the Razzball community’s push.

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like better this week?

Schoop – 2 @ mil, 4 vs min
K Marte – 3 @ lad, 3 @ sf

Also, you concerned the A’s series against the Mariners gets cancelled? Can’t sit KLew right now right?

Smitty
1 year ago

Laughed so hard I pulled an oblique when I read Pud Black will start Givens at 2B ahead of Hampson!!!. You are the man!
Thrilled to see my boy Bobby Dalbec make it to the big leagues. Wanted to be there for his debut but Covid happens. Great start to hopefully a great career with his oppo tata. Makes 2020 just a little bit better.

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Told me he didn’t think he hit it that well…def has some juice. Great kid

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

Currently:

C D’Arnaud
1B Alonso
2B Cano (albies on IL)
3B Kendrick (Donaldson on IL)
SS Story
INF Olson

OF Acuña
OF Winker
OF Grisham
OF Grichuk
Utility Cruz

Can trade yordan in a keeper for Machado or Harper to make a push this year. Which makes more sense here (6×6 w/OPS)?

Thanks!!

Jughade
Jughade
1 year ago

Grey-12 team, H2H.
Which one of these two for ROS?…DeJong or Schoop?
Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

I rarely comment to the other party on bad trade offers I get, but the Christian Vazquez for Ketel Marte offer I got a little while ago was impressively awful. I let the person offering it know as much.

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

10 team Dynasty h2h league question. Which side do you like, machado/lamet for Yelich?

Thanks!

sbl
sbl
1 year ago

Drop Ohtani, Sano or JD Davis in 12t points league to pick up Triston McKenzie? Could also drop Gallegos but it’s a SV+HLD league.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

My hat goes off to the padres. They are trying to win. They actually spent money over the last couple of years. They also brought up several young guys when they were ready instead of manipulating their service times. It is good to see and what baseball needs.

Will
Will
1 year ago

For everyone asking what the Padres gave up to get Clevinger, here is the trade: Clevinger, Greg Allen and a PTBNL to the Padres, Quantrill, Arias, Cantillo, Hedges, Naylor and Miller to the Indians. This is per K Rosenthal.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Padres are really going for it. Nice to see a team go all-in. They’re 21-15 this season which I sure didn’t see coming.

Smitty
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Great deal for the Pods, acquiring a big time arm without giving up any of their top dudes. Not sure what the Indians were thinking, UNLESS Clev is hurt. Don’t think that’s the case though

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

It sounds like the O’s are going to baby Harvey and he won’t get b2b Sv ops. I picked him up anyway for $5 on one team, as if that can actually help me out of my mediocre place in the standings in that league.

Djdelman
Djdelman
1 year ago

Which pitchers would help me out the best this week h2h points? Pick 2. Ian Anderson, wainwright, Corbin Burnes, Triston McKenzie, Pablo Lopez, walker, Gonsolin (any chance of him gettin bumped once Buehler returns)? I have Anderson and gonsolin but might swap for the above.

Djdelman
Djdelman
Reply to  Djdelman
1 year ago

Just saw clevinger traded lmao so plesac could be an option?

Jaco
Jaco
1 year ago

Yo Grey happy Monday if there is such a thing (it’s looking like one for Padres fans at least)

Plesac was dropped in my league and comes off waivers tomorrow. In a 100 dollar faab league do I use my remaining 12 bucks on him? Just dealt Lamet for teoscar so I need a new arm

Staff is Giolito, Paddack, Castillo, Gallen at the moment hahaha 4 man rotation (15 innings over IP limit projection) the rest are relievers Jansen, Hand, Pomeranz, Karinchak. Devin Williams, Staumont and Sulser, who I would be dropping for Plesac

Thanks!!

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Guess we won’t see Gore anytime soon. Patino now stuck in the bull pen forever.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

That’s not true, they’ll let Richards walk and Davies spot can easily open up. Though that move for Davies to get them to this point has worked really well for Preller too.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

I guess if your’e talking 2020 then yea thats true. But I read the word forever and replied before really digesting what you probs meant

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

Drop Montas or Jonathan Hernandez for Gore in a points league with IP and Holds?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do we think Gore sees the big leagues this year with the Clevenger trade?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
1 year ago

Disregard, I see the below post

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well damn! Just saw below you’re thinking Gore won’t get called up this year. Did I just fuck up?? I mean I guess Montas wasn’t looking good lately anyway but should I now look at adding someone else who’s actually playing like Tanner Rainey or Zach Eflin?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Do you like Yaz, Mountcastle, or Schwarber for the last month? Yaz has been good, but has the fewest remaining games of the three. I have Yaz, so I would have to drop him for one of the others. The trade deadline has already passed. Thanks.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

Also, Olson or Mountcastle? I have Bellinger at 1B and Olson’s strikeouts count against me.

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

5×5 OBP 12 team.

Kim is -3.4 @Cin. Are you starting him there? Is he droppable now or should I wait and see if he can get through this week with @Cin and @Cubs

Better to go with Barria (+5.8) SEA, Heaney (+18.7)SD, Lindblom (+12.9) DET?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thats bold!

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

In a dynasty league, what would you want in return for wander Franco. It’s pretty deep, with 20+ players being kept each year. What level major league talent would you want? Or is his upside so high you wouldn’t move him?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Jr
1 year ago

Wouldn’t move him

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Who u like more this season..

Lux or Madrigal?

Thanks

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Can’t wait to see what the Padres just paid for Clev, gotta be a lot

Matt
Matt
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

Wow Padres are going all in! Fun to see a team make all these moves.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Matt
1 year ago

So far its just Naylor, Quantril and prospect Gabrial Arias… gotta be some more though right?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Matt
1 year ago

And Joey Cantillo to the package.

I’m excited to hear the Itch’s take on these type of guys in next couple days

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

Rivetting. Go Pod-rays!!!!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

They still have all of the good prospects lol the San Diego Dads gonna be good for a while. I don’t think they need to move any more pieces today, but nothing from Preller will shock me at this point. Dood is on fire

It more or less looks to me like Dipoto got a similar type of return for a UTIL catcher as the Indians just got for an elite SP.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I want a 1998 WS rematch!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

Ha! I was there at Game 2 at the Q. It was awsome!!! Jim Fregosi and Dick Tidrow came by our tailgate after we met them the previous day and invited them to drop by.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

Yeah, crazy cheap. Good thing the Angels didn’t get him at that price. We’d like a washed up veteran for a one year $11 million contract next year instead. How about three of ’em!!!

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

I’m curious too. I was hearing the Indians wanted a kings ransom initially but what do the Pads have left to give at this point? Maybe Cleveland lowered their bar recently though.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey

Would you rather own Pablo Lopez or Corbin Burnes?

And Jeffress or Soto for saves?

Thanks!

Peter guigli
1 year ago

Micheal Pineda worth a dart throw?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Need to add an OF in my points league. Debating between Tapia, Mountcastle, Heyward, Berti, Belt or Frazier.

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Mountcastle!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks guys

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

Hey grey! Which side do you like in a keep forever?

His Soto ($14) for my Eloy ($10) and J Urias ($7)?

His Lindor ($18) for my Chapman ($10)?

Thanks!