A young boy pulls on his grandfather’s sleeve. “Will you please read me a bedtime story, Paw-Paw?”
“Sure, Timmy, I’d be happy to. From the same book as always?” Off the child’s nod, the old man picks up the storybook, and reads the title, “The Dismantling of a Dream by Peter Angelos.” The old man opens the storybook, and begins to read, “In the summer of 2022, millions of people clamored for my Orioles to win. ‘Win!’ they shouted. And ‘Bleh,” I said. I wasn’t a vampire, per se, but I had been taking blood transfusions of millions of caterpillars right before they turned into a butterfly…” Dissolve to later, “…the bullpen was a point of contention. My underlings said we should keep our late-inning arms. At 93 years young, this might be the last chance I could see a good team. I told them, ‘A good team is one that is losing enough money for a healthy write-off.” Any hoo! The Orioles keep winning, which is somewhat hilarious since they’re seemingly trying to lose. Yesterday, the home run barrage began in the 1st with Ramon Urias (1-for-4, 3 RBIs), who hit his 12th homer. He’s had a great year because the expectations’ bar is so low, and I’m not talking the Royals or Rangers’ closers. Next up, hitting batting practice off Yusei Kikuchi (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.13) was Anthony Santander (2-for-3) and Ryan Mountcastle (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) in the 3rd. Surprised to see Santander’s home run total that far in front of Mountcastle. If only we had a BBC detective show that could look into that…Wait a minute! That’s Mountcastle on BBC at 9 PM GMT. Finally, Austin Hays (2-for-4) hit his 13th homer, and I was very happy to see this, because I put him in my weekly lineup at the last moment, and he pulled this home run over the left field fence that one can barely see from home plate, which is a great sign for his oblique injury that had sidelined him last week. Just another night in Baltimore, ending happily, like the O’s bottom line yielding subsidized financial reimbursement for a billionaire! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jordan Lyles – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserrunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.35. Didn’t even look at what the Streamonator says for Lyles, I’m guessing nothing good, but the O’s are having themselves a magical season (for them), due to their starters’ (very low expectations).

Matt Chapman – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. Now has seven homers in 16 post-All-Star Break games. Just had a semi-unrelated thought, teams should do a Seven giveaway at their front gates, giving fans a box with a mannequin of Gwyneth Paltrow’s head.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .223. Thanksgiving’s gonna be so awkward this year when Craig tells his son he’s actually Brad Ausmus’s kid.

Franmil Reyes – Claimed off waivers by the Cubs. On today’s podcast, that will be on our Youtube channel if Bdon figures out how to upload it, you can hear Bdon say something like, “Cubs, if you’re listening, go out and grab Franmil.” Someone in the Cubs’ front office is listening. Fantastic flyer by the Cubs. He could easily hit 40 homers in that park. As I mention on the podcast, he feels similar to the Twins releasing David Arias–er, um, Ortiz.

Jason Heyward – Cubs are planning to release him from the final year (2023) of his $184 million contract, but will keep him around as an inactive player for the rest of this season because he’s highly respected in the clubhouse. Young players are always asking him questions like, “How did you get such a huge contract while doing nothing?”

Christopher Morel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .263. Not to get all stupid with prorating — “If you were to say how much every doggie is in every window in the world, you’d be pricing out dogs for 37 years.” Oh, shut up, Mr. Prorater! — But if you were to prorate Morel’s stats, he’s on pace for a better than 20/20 season.

Nelson Velazquez – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer. This year in the minors Nelson Velazquez had 15 homers in only 56 games in Double and Triple-A. *coughs to hide other stat* And he hit .211 in Triple-A with a 36% strikeout rate.

Keegan Thompson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.36. Ya know what I’ve started doing? I just sort the Streamonator by who’s facing the Nats. Pray for my Kyle Gibson shares.

Rowan Wick – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.14, as he got his 5th save. Also, yesterday, Ian Kennedy and Ryan Tepera both recorded saves, as it was one of the few days this year it felt good to be the first one to get to the waiver wire to vulture saves.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert? Sure! Also, I think there’s a chance he could hit ten homers with the Nats and only knock in 9 RBIs. I don’t know how, but I think that lineup could pull it off.

Luis Rengifo – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Not sure if I’ve been remiss in saying Rengifo has been batting third for the last few weeks, or it’s actually the Angels committing lineup malpractice.

Cole Irvin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92 vs. Jose Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.04. This matchup was deemed by the Streamonator a “Cover your eyes and go whee.” Might be because both starters are piss-poor, but it worked out nicely.

Tyler Glasnow – Scheduled to throw a batting practice session. I misspoke yesterday, he could make it back before the end of the year, but likely just as a pen arm, and I don’t see any real value in redraft leagues from him. Unless you have a Cillian Murphy lookalike category in your league.

Tyler Beede – 3 2/3 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Hitters were on a short schedule yesterday; all pitchers had the day off. Beede wasn’t a man pitching. It was a sentient Jamaican cigarette.

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Diamondbacks vs. the Pirates last night was featured on ESPN as the national broadcast. Sorry, that’s on ESPN 18, and the nation where it was broadcast was the island nation of The Bahamas that was settled by pirates. You can imagine their confusion.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Longo vs. Blake Snell had 2016 Grey downright giddy!

Alex Wood – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17. Hey, small suggestion. Webb, Wood, Cobb, yeah, that’s too many four-letter surnames. Two Alexes. It’s massively confusing. Can we do some trades or free agency this offseason to clear this up?

Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96, but has lowered his ERA by more than a run and a half since the start of July. Just call him Snell, because the 1st half doesn’t matter.

Mitch Haniger – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. If you can read this blurb, the Mitch hasn’t fallen off. You should prolly grab him, if he’s available in your league. No faith in him staying healthy, but, as long as he is, he’s worth rostering.

Cal Raleigh – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Cal Raleigh from that long line of catchers who do nothing, except homer. We call it The Zunino.

Logan Gilbert – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.47. I keep opening up the player news expecting Gilbert’s to say something like, “Mariners are planning on watching Gilbert’s innings in his upcoming starts.” Limiting his innings by just not being able to throw more than 4 IP, because he’s getting rocked, isn’t ideal either.

Jesse Winker – Left the game with a back injury. Carrying around that long-ass neck can’t be good for his back.

Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Yankees starters looking good again when their competitors are the .233 hitting Mariners.

Josh Donaldson – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .231. There were still some believers this preseason in Donaldson. Those believers are now checking out Donkey Teeth’s fantasy football rankings.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 44th homer. In one league, I have Jose Ramirez and Aaron Judge, and I’m in 9th place. I will now cackle until I’m dragged away by a team of nurses.

Matt Carpenter – Suffered a left foot fracture. Ugh, can’t he heal it with his mustache? I’d suggest the Yanks recall Miguel Andujar, but how can you recall someone you’ve forgotten?

Jonathan India – Was lifted with a hamstring injury, but he stayed on the bench after he was pulled. In keeping with India, what’s the tea leaves say on how serious that injury is?

Mike Moustakas – Left yesterday’s game with a calf injury. That isn’t “Moose” you’re hearing, that’s boos.

Justin Dunn – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.79 as he was recalled. In 26 innings at Triple-A, he had a 6.92 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 23/16 K/BB. But, ya know, otherwise, he was doing great!

Jose Barrero – 2-for-4 and his 1st steal, after hitting two homers over the weekend. Sure, it’s because it was a short schedule day that I’m mentioning him, but I absolutely love Barrero. P to the erhaps, more than I should, but he makes my heart grow two sizes with his speed and power.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (14), and 1st homer in August, and was hitting .194 for the month. Checked to see if he had a fall-off last 2nd half, and he did not. Marte was actually insanely good last August — stole 19 bags in the month. What’s wild, no AL player in the last 25 years has had 19 steals in a month other than Carl Crawford in 2009. Oh, Rickey Henderson averaged 20 steals a month in 1982.

Chris Bassitt – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.39. First Mets pitcher since Jon Niese in 2014 to go at least 8 innings with 9+ hits allowed. Found that, when I was nosing through stats. Bassitt’s 114 pitches thrown was the most by a Mets pitcher this year, and Bassitt has the five highest totals. Bassitt? More like a bulldog!

Miguel Vargas – Optioned to Triple-A. Welp, that sucked. Justin Turner has to play because of a promotional deal with AM/PM with Turner’s resemblance to Toomgis.

Rylan Bannon – Claimed by the Dodgers. Be fun to get his jersey. People in Los Angeles won’t give me any weird looks about my Bannon jersey, or ask me where I was on January 6th.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Any interest in starting Pepiot v MIN tomorrow? 12 teamer.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

mikolas with the worst getting BABIP’d to death seen in a while. in his last inning 8 str hits (6 of them singles) in a row. overall batting average against for balls in play today’s start, 14 for 20 (.700), worse than that too as one guy got on by error and a good few of those 8 str hits could’ve been ruled errors.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

guys like him though do tend to do a lot worse in COL just in general. stuff doesn’t fall the same (falls less) or break as much. more line drives, worse on the defense too. also after winning 7 games in a row (esp sweeping NYY) in a look past opponent game (esp the first one) while MIL is collapsing, some amount of “we did it boys, can relax a bit” (even while 2 games up, STL writers writing such gibberish as “they can finish off MIL before sept” (yeah ok, like 35 or so games is nothing))

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

It’s August 9 and I’ve finally decided to drop Jared Walsh in a claim tonight.

My league is 6×6 with OPS and Holds. The OPS factor makes giving up on someone you expected to be a legit source of production with power an extra tough pill to swallow.

I knew that over the past couple of years (2021-22) that I’ve allowed 2021 Bellinger and 2022 Franmil to continuously abuse my team numbers. To see where my current drop options rate, I looked at the active lineup production numbers for all hitters 2021-22 and then applied these filters: >59 ABs, AVG<.240, and OPS <.700. In descending AVG order, here is the resulting list of players.

Year Player Nombre Hits ABs R HR RBI SB AVG OPS GP
2022 C.Hernandez 34 142 18 0 10 1 0.239 0.643 37
2022 J.Walsh 81 342 37 14 42 1 0.237 0.698 91
2021 W.Franco 14 61 7 2 6 2 0.23 0.649 15
2021 J.Aguilar 41 186 20 7 31 0 0.22 0.667 51
2021 A.Baddoo 16 75 11 4 12 0 0.213 0.68 17
2021 A.Bohm 17 81 10 2 11 3 0.21 0.564 22
2022 J.Naylor 22 106 10 3 17 1 0.208 0.661 29
2022 F.Reyes 49 237 20 7 25 1 0.207 0.582 63
2022 J.Mateo 24 121 13 4 10 7 0.198 0.596 35
2022 T.Hernandez 14 87 6 2 8 1 0.161 0.476 23
2021 C.Bellinger 30 189 29 5 25 2 0.159 0.535 51

Walsh is the only 2022 guy I still roster (traded Teo with Wheeler to get Soto awhile back). Actually, he remains the only 2022 guy I still roster if I remove the filter on ABs.

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

You think muncy could be a decent pick up? Any chance he finishes the season strong?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Over Mancini?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

that’ll def be a no i’d think.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

if dynasty for when muncy’s for sure healthy that might be a thing, assuming here redraft

Alps
Alps
1 month ago

Grey
Who closes now in Boston

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yea that’s what I was thinking
Thanks pal

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Crazy to drop Just Dong Martinez…who has been anything else by donging over the past multiple months?

Would probably pick up a streamer spot for SP, or a RP that has SP eligibility to fill some innings.

Or, any other thoughts on swaps to make? Currently in 3rd in a 10 team 5×5 roto. Could pick up a Melendez to fill in on Kirk’s off days, or pick up a R. Urias, Tapia, Nicky Lopez, McMahon type?

SPs available include A. Wood, Detmers, Mongomery, Singer, Kluber, Jo Mo, or a Jhoan Duran or Brock Burke (Ks and ratios in limited amounts)

Any input appreciated!

Kirk
Miranda
Cronenenworth
Cahpman
Bichette
IF – Dansby
OF – Yordan, Amed Rosario, Sexy Dr. Pepper, Brian Reynolds
UTIL – Lou Bob
BN – Arraez, Cutch, Just Dong
NA Corbin Carroll

SP – Degrom, Freddy P
RP – Helsley, Clase
P – Pressly, Hendricks, Feliz Bautista
BN – Martin Perez, Fried, McClanahan, Gonsolin, Kyle wright,
IL – MYm Gore
NA – DL Hall

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

I can get Merrifield and CT3 for T Anderson. This is my 6th season of Tim. He’ll go up to $26 next year. Whit and CT3 aren’t keeper priced. In a tight battle for the crown this year. Merrifield would slot in as my fourth best MI behind Gimenez, Adames and Berti. He’d be a good replacement if I have more injuries or one of those nose dives. He’d be my 6th best OF/U as well, behind Yordan, Tucker, Bux, Marte and Adolis and he’d share 6th with Renfroe and Blackmon. So, he’s good insurance and could become a regular for me if more injuries and/or he gets going in Canada. CT3 would replace a scrub flier on my bench, Bubba T. Do it?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Chris Taylor!

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

10 teamer, $300 cap. $26 is probably about what he’d go for if he were dropped and redrafted. Had him for 6 years and kinda looking to move on now that he’s no longer a big value. But the market is set now by what other managers are willing to pay for him. They’ll likely only trade guys who are not on the keeper bubble like Tim and there aren’t many of those guys who are actually helpful to me left after all the dumping to contenders. I think it’s a fair deal unless you think we’ve already seen the best of Whit and CT3 this season

jnienow
jnienow
1 month ago

Hey Grey Long term trade in dynasty league: Cole and Chris Taylor for Oneil Cruz and Lodolo? I’m going to ask for Adames instead of Taylor. Your thoughts?

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

One more, If he rejects Adames and Cole would you do Taylor and Cole for Cruz and Lodolo?

Contender
Contender
1 month ago

I have run out of patience with J Walsh and can’t hide him on my bench with my other corner option (Bryant) on IL. Would you drop Walsh for D. Hall?

LetItRIDE
LetItRIDE
1 month ago

12T ROTO redraft ROS?

Joe Ryan or Mikolas?

SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
1 month ago

Grey, I acquired Woodruff last week to help my 8th place ERA and 10th place wins, 8th place SO’s but may need another SP

I lead the league in HR, RBI, 3rd in runs and 4th in steals

Give Bobby Witt Jr, get back Corbin Burnes and Brandon Crawford?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Reserve OF. Who do you want to take a shot on: reyes or kyle lewis? Both have their warts. Both have upside. Both have sucked. Both should not be rostered. Here I am. Just looking for something to hold onto for a week or two before I have another player come back from the IL. Obp league. If one clicks, i can cut someone else. Thanks

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

Grey!

Would you drop Naylor for Franmil?

Franmil should be reinvigorated and I’m sure he’s going to mash in Chicago based off of his track record.

Thank you !

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

OBP daily pts league … ugh catcher question
Heim @ Hou (Urquidy)
Q-Bert @ Cubs (Stroman)

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ruiz Washington

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

White Sox knew Tim Anderson’s ligament was torn Sunday, but they don’t even drop a hint till today. Do they not care about our lineup locks?! Well, at least Berti has a permanent spot in my lineup when he returns. Goose egg this week tho from that spot

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Are you starting Joe Ryan today @LAD? Robot is neutral on him.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Grey who would you rather have on a minor league roster for next year? Kutter or Morel? Ive currently got Kutter (who I was feeling great about until his last start) but I’m staring to think it should be Morel.

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Just listening to the podcast. Figured I’d let you there’s still 8 weeks left in the season. Or, maybe you ignore the final week since you never know who is going to get to play!

Counting today there’s 58 days/793 games.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. amed rosario for lemahieu? which side?

thanks!

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 month ago

Tellez or Y. Gurriel ROS? 12 tm OBP (1b/2b/3b/hr/rbi/sb/avg/obp cats)

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Drop Singer or Braxton for A.Chapman ?

florida jack
florida jack
1 month ago

Ohtani at oakland–hit or pitch

thanks

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
1 month ago

Hey Grey –

Trade question for you. Keeper league, (OBP/SLG/HR/RBI/SBN/R) (IP/QS/WHIP/ERA/Kper9/SVHLD)

The last place guy is offering me Juan Soto, who can’t be kept, for Julio Rodriguez (who I can keep for 2 more years at $20) and Spencer Strider ( who I can keep for 3 more years at $1) I’m currently in a tie for the last playoff position.

I know Soto is great, but Julio has been really good. He might take Bobby Witt (I can keep him at $9 for one more year). Is that better?

Also, there aren’t a lot of decent pitchers available on waivers, so giving up Strider will be a little bit of a problem. This same guy has Wheeler and is looking to trade him also. Would you do a package with two of these guys for both Soto and Wheeler? Which two?

My team has been surging a little, so maybe just hold?

Sorry for the ramble . . . any thoughts?

Jeff

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Mateo is available.
1) Who’s the cut: Amadyus Diaz; Ramon Urias; or Jorge Mateo?
2) Who’s the cut: Mateo or Berti (when activated)?

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Mateo or Ramon Urias?

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson
1 month ago

What went wrong with your Judge/Ramirez team that’s in 9th place? I’d imagine how frustrating that’s been lol

joey
joey
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

is that a 15 teamer? i have ray/berrios as my best 2 SP’s (by ADP) in an AL only (yeah i’m not good there this year for first time ever, but basically everything’s gone wrong that could’ve there (franmil (who i still have, can call up but don’t know who to drop now), straw, lou bob, story, torkelson, some other stuff)). lately my best hitters are arroyo, o-gonz and massey. i didn’t horribly overpay for pitching there, ray was a cheap keeper (last year’s ADP price), the pitchers after berrios were quite a bit later drafted.

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 month ago

Hello Grey!

Trying to trade for Fried. 12 man 5×5 h2h keeper OBP QS league. I`m thinking of packaging clase and someone for him. I could do story if theres a time table for his return and clase, or eloy and clase.

Is that fair? more than fair? or do I need to add more.

Thanks pal!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

be hard to be optimistic even when there is a “time table” from the team that took 17-18 days to figure out a wrist bruise was actually a wrist fracture anyway. i mean, if it takes that long for a multi hundred million org to figure that stuff out, what level of faith would anybody place on their estimated “return likely by” date(s).

Christopher Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
1 month ago

Non keeper league; Lindor or Tatis Jr. who you taking ROS?

Gbone
Gbone
1 month ago

2 part keeper question.

(1) Better keeper for next year : Albies at Round 6 or Miranda at round 12 – asking at is pertains to potential trade offer
(2) I can only keep 6 of these guys – their rounds for next year are in parentheses: Treea Turner (4); Jurod (8); France (11) Albies (6); Gausman (5); Corbin Carroll (10); India (9) – As of now the clear ones are Trea, Jurod, Albies, France. Thoughts?

Gbone
Gbone
Reply to  Gbone
1 month ago

Being offered Degrom (who cannot be kept) for mt Albies (round 6 next year). I am in 5th and in playoff contention. My other SPs include: Gausman, Musgrove, Ryan, Montas, Rasmussen, and Cobb. Im more on side of just sticking with what I have and keeping Albies for next year

florida jack
florida jack
1 month ago

hope you are feeling much better

your thoughts on starting Castillo tonite at home vs yankees, Cole

thanks

alanladd2112@gmail.com
1 month ago

Lmao! Love the Bannon comment.

What up Grey,

Just lost Carpenter to the ankle mishap. Do any of these guys pique your interest for a replacement?

C. Morel – 2B, OF
J. Mateo – SS, OF
E. Montero – 1B, 3B – COL
P. Burdick – OF
N. Maton – 2B – PHI
K. Hiura – 1B, 2B
J. Meneses – 1B – WAS
JJ Bleday – OF

Playing time concerns:
D. Volgelbach – 1B
D. Hall – 1B – PHI
T. Naquin – OF

I’m in a custom CBS Weekly H2H Points League and we aren’t penalized for strikeouts
This is my current Roster:

Starters (10 allowed)
C: MJ Melendez C, OF
1B: J. Miranda 1B, 3B
2B: Matt Carpenter 1B, 2B, OF
SS: Bo Bichette SS
3B: Austin Riley 3B
OF: T. Ward OF
OF: L. Taveras OF
OF: Juan Soto OF
U: D. Varsho C, OF
U: Ahmed Rosario SS, OF

RESERVES (7 allowed)
Ezekiel Duran 2B, 3B
Luke Voit 1B
Chris Taylor 2B, OF, SS
Max Muncy 1B, 2B, 3B
Nolan Jones 3B, OF
Vinny Pasquentino 1B
Nico Hoerner 2B, SS
IL: Jorge Soler

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: whos your money on for getting the next save op for the yanks? holmes, aroldis or efross?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Where does Aroldis fit in amongst Wick, Finnegan and Soto?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Back with another 8 keeper Dynasty league question…I currently own three 10th round picks (2nd round pick after keeper rounds) and traded Gallen for Pena + 12th round pick (4th round after keepers) yesterday. Two trade options on the table, let me know how you feel about them:

A) Tyler O’Neill + 10th round pick for Buehler, Wright
B) Muncy + 10th round pick for Buehler

Trade A means possible keepers shift to: Soto, Acuna, Devers, Pena, Miranda, Giolito, Kirby, Buehler, Lopez, Wright…making me pick one of Miranda, Lopez, Wright as my last keeper.

Trade B means possible keepers shift to: Soto, Acuna, Devers, Pena, O’Neill, Miranda, Giolito, Kirby, Buehler, P. Lopez…making me pick one of Miranda, Lopez

C) How do you value Jose Miranda versus the back-end keepers for my team like O’Neill, Lopez?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
1 month ago

Forgot to say sorry for the long-winded question and I really appreciate your help with keeper structure! You da best, Grey!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks again!

3mango
3mango
1 month ago

BWAHAHHA! (i got a late start on the day), but JUST read Vargas was sent down..FYI this happened after my inquiry and your response yesterday!
Is your computer tapped or mine?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

HA! Would you roster Franmil? (now that i have a bench spot)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

injury bug is hitting gain. Sale now out for the year, and matt “WE’ve Only Just Begun” Carpenter has a broken foot

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

man, he sure is trying to catch up after all those years of so many of us saying “man that dude’s mechanics, and he’s thin too, look at the violence in that throw, he’ll be really injured shortly” and he never was for a long time; he’ll still need a few more years of this stuff to catch up but it’s a lot less than say a year or 2 ago.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 month ago

of course with him and his weird anger fits, would be far less surprised if say we heard “c.sale fell on a scissors today while trying to cut some jersey off a kid at a BBQ, needs major organ surgery” than “bike accident”. at least he didn’t try to ignore it/pretend it didn’t happen like tatis’s motorcycle accident in december.

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
1 month ago

Grey,

Do you like Giolito or Freddy K more rest of the year ?

Projections seems to favor Freddy rest of the way

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

1 last pitching spot for the week…..

L.Garcia for 1 v OAK
Strider for 1 @ Miami
or
Mikolas for 2 vs STL & @ COL?

Strider hitting a bit of a wall, but Mikolas with 2 tough assignments. Garcia has struggled a bit too, but has the best matchup.
Other option is to sit all for Clay Holmes, but he’s been dog food lately.

Just plain Fred
Just plain Fred
1 month ago

In a weekly H2H with QS. I have two starters that seems to be on pitch limits with limited hope of a QS. Who would you drop…Rasmussen or Junis?

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
1 month ago

Start Alex Wood tonight vs. cold Padres lineup? And, start Lance McCullers later this week if he is activated? his rehab starts have been brutal

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
Reply to  Thomas Petrone
1 month ago

I mean Alex Cobb – started Wood last night! I have 3 SF SPs!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

so glad that you’re are on the mend.

Would you try and trade for Jesus Luzardo or Edward Cabrera? Would you offer CJ Cron and Aaron Ashby?

thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i meant this year. i won’t do it.

Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Happy Jason Heyward Release Day!

Word is TEX plans to activate Barlow today (woo hoo…i think). Assuming that’s the case, I believe he’d slide back into the closer gig, right?

If so, who gets the boot (roster below)?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: India
OF: Acuna, Judge, R. Greene
UTL: Tellez
BN: C. Walker, Hoerner
 
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Kirby, Alex Wood, Rasmussen, Heaney
 
RP: Hendriks, Bautista, Dany Jimenez
 
IL: Julio Rod., Barlow, H. Greene

Also, you starting Joe Ryan tonight @ LAD?

thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Think it’s more of a Chicago/ Midwest local holiday… soon to be National I’d expect though.

Thanks again

The Great Knoche
1 month ago

Oh, Chris Sale. Fell off his bike through a wall with his fist.

SchmidtsStacheRide
SchmidtsStacheRide
1 month ago

Hey man!

Stroman vs WAS today and MIkolas at COL

Stream either?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 month ago

Braves saying no cap for Strider but I feel like they have to at some point. Ship him and Riley Greene for Abreu/Lynn in win now mode in deep roto?

Thanks!

Alps
Alps
1 month ago

Grey
1) Would you lose Taveras for
Stott, Aledmys Diaz or DeJung
2) which SP
Jose Suarez vs. Seattle
Steele vs Washington
Civale vs Detroit
Ashcraft vs Cubs

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Need to replace Carpenterin several leagues — please rank in these two.
a, Mcmahon (6 Col home games); Seth Brownl Hays.
b. Haniger; O’Neill; Hays

Niceguy
Niceguy
1 month ago

Woke up groggy eyed from a long double yesterday and honestly read
“Matt Carpenter suffers foot fetish”
I thought, that’s a new one but I wasn’t really surprised. Seems the type.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

So are you saying we should take a chance on Reyes to see if he finds his mojo? Schwindel was sent to the minors so there is room on the 40 for him.

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toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

If it works why not? So are you adding reyes to find out? Do you think he plays right away?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Freddy Peralta, Bryan Reynolds, Franmil, DeJong, Jose Barrero, Segura, Chris Taylor are all available for FAAB bidding in my NL only keeper. We don’t get a bench so people are pivoting away from expensive vets to prospects. How would you rank them? I’m in a two way battle for first, but I also want to start building for next year. I don’t have much FAAB left so I doubt I get the top end ones, but maybe I can snag one of them.

Your ER story was very scary to me. My wife was also concerned you opted not to go to the ER, when you felt bad enough to go there in the first place. So I really hope you can tell me you’re feeling better than that day.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for the ranks. I’m so happy to hear you’re better. I’m hope Cougs didn’t get it and she’s taking good care of you.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You’re obliged to say that, right?

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Would you trade Riley Greene and Kopech for Giolito and Eloy? Thank you.

Gbone
Gbone
1 month ago

in a H2H league which counts wins and losses as separate categories as well as all the other standard pitching categories, I have Musgrove and Cobb facing off tonight. Its early in the week so thinking of starting both and hoping for a pitchers duel – thats being optimistic I know. What are your thoughts? Start both, neither, or only one

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Sittin or startin?
Cobb @ SD
J.Ryan @ LAD

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

I’m actually fine with Rengifo hitting third. He’s been solid. The real travesty is Adell at clean up. You heard that right!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You forgot about JJ Bleday

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ha. 56 Plate appearances 1 RBI. His Home Run. Says a lot about the Marlins too.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Maybe, but Adell is certainly the worst clean-up hitter. He might even be the worst clean up hitter in Angels history. I’d rather have a 70 year old Dave Kingman.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, the Stockholm Angels are indeed a syndrome inducing team. I’ll watch games, but I carry no hope nor expectations until Moreno sells. Maddon obviously was not the problem, regardless of his quirks.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

True, true. I think you share my optimism on Detmers, but we all know the Halos will not get a solid top of the line starter this year. Developing pitchers is not something the Angels do well. The last good home grown starter was Ervin Santana. Jered Weaver, like Detmers, was nearly a finished product when drafted. So basically, they have developed one good long term SP the entire Arte Moreno era.

Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
1 month ago

Carrying around that long a$$ neck , can’t be good for the back

Winkers definitely got a giraffe neck !
Had me rolling w that one Grey! Lol you’re too awesome! Thanks for what you do.

For my last roster spot in a 12 points h2h league that is going well . Team is balanced w the best record and points(thanks again Razzball) Who makes the team out of Gorman, Kennedy, E. Rosario, A Diaz , Munoz l, or German. Currently own Gorman, and when India pulled up lame last night , I scooped him. Should I hold Gorman ? Stream, or Sagnof?

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Franmil or Ramon Laureano ROS? Thanks!

Do you still like Giolito—as a #3 or 4–and why?

Thanks!

Wake Up
1 month ago

Keep an eye on Shea Langeliers…the Queens Saturation Index is full of calcium from the constant stream of Jets flying over head…

PS You’re gonna wanna avoid the restrooms…0% are currently Flushing

Freedminds
Freedminds
1 month ago

Which 2B are you most high on rest of the way Grey,

Jean Segura, Brandon Lowe, Tommy Edman, Ketel Marte

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Amazing ! I’m guessing you like Ketel the least ?

I have a glut of 2B and I’m wondering who of the bunch is droppable in 12 teamers

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

Need some trade help Grey,

My Matt Chapman, Ketel Marte and Montas for Harris II, Bryan Reynolds, and Sewald.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great, thanks a ton.

I’m in a tight race in steals so hoping this keeps me in 1st

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

You starting Singer vs White Sox or Mikolas @ Col anywhere today Grey ?

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

With how Bassitt pitched yesterday would you still trade Bassitt and Miranda for Logan Webb and Cron?

Chris H
Chris H
1 month ago

Would you drop one of these for Luzardo for ROS, and Dynasty? 10 team.

G. Kirby
J. Gray
A. Heaney
Syndergaard

The Builder, Bob
The Builder, Bob
1 month ago

Grey!

Would you trade Bo bichette for Bieber? In a SV+H league where I’m going reliever heavy but want a SP to get me to innings limit without killing my ratios.

My options are Giemenez and J Rojas to replace bo.

12 team Ops league

The Builder, Bob
The Builder, Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Assuming mchananan or fried are more preferred than Bieber.

Would you do mchananan or friend for Bo? Assuming mchananan is a better option than fried or are they equal in your opinion?

The Builder, Bob
The Builder, Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Speaking of pirates and islands, have you seen the Netflix documentary, Lost Pirate Kingdom? That Anne Bonny, whoo!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 month ago

“I wasn’t a vampire, per se, but I had been taking blood transfusions of millions of caterpillars right before they turned into a butterfly…” actually made me lol haha

Random thoughts on a slow Tuesday morning:

What the hell are the lyrics of the Razzball podcast song after “well you have several choices”? I can never understand that part haha. Also who sings it?

Have you watched RRR? It’s the most entertaining movie I’ve seen in years.

Also, re Mountcastle / speaking of British crime shows, The Tunnel is worth watching if you haven’t yet. Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy are both great in it.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

RRR is an Indian film and really almost every kind of movie rolled into one. Tragic, exhilarating, tender, fun, brutal. Breathtaking, pure cinematic experience. It’s legitimately thrilling start to finish. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. It’s three hours long but there’s an easy/obvious point to break it up into two viewing sessions (I did). It’s on Netflix but if I ever had the opportunity to watch it theaters I’d pay to do so.

And yea check out The Tunnel if you’re into that genre. It’s well done.

Thanks for the lyrics. It’ll stop bugging me now haha

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

The Top 20 on the Razzball Payer Rater and their ADP in the final week:

24.94 Aaron Judge
40.63 Paul Goldschmidt
2.0 Trea Turner
31.75 Pete Alonso
4.56 Jose Ramirez
96.69 Justin Verlander
14.44 Freddie Freeman
20.56 Yordan Alvarez
42.31 Austin Riley
16.19 Mookie Betts
45.69 Francisco Lindor
125.5 Dansby Swanson
94.69 Shane McClanahan
50.63 Sandy Alcantara
11.94 Rafael Devers
4.44 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
119.19 Julio Rodriguez
4.25 Shohei Ohtani
21.5 Manny Machado
97.69 Kyle Schwarber

Guerrero moved up from 25 to knock Corbin Burnes out of the Top 20.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

And all first round picks in the 16 final-week drafts showing where they currently rank on the Razzball Player rater:

3 Trea Turner
5 Jose Ramirez
7 Freddie Freeman
10 Mookie Betts
15 Rafael Devers
16 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
18 Shohei Ohtani *43 Pitch
22 Corbin Burnes
32 Kyle Tucker
44 Luis Robert
47 Bo Bichette
49 Gerrit Cole
52 Bryce Harper
55 Juan Soto
58 Mike Trout
61 Matt Olson
93 Ronald Acuna Jr.
333 Ozzie Albies
335 Walker Buehler

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Matt Chapman has moved up to 65 on the Player Rater from his All Star Break ranking of 137.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

And I dropped him about 3 weeks before that when he had 11 Home Runs and was around 230.