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You ever think there’s forces larger than ourselves at work? For instance, Taco Bell removes the Mexican Pizza from its menu, but then you’re sitting in traffic, eating nachos off the passenger seat. *screech* You slam on the brakes, and, suddenly, the nachos slide off and crash onto the ground. You frantically pull onto the shoulder, and, as you’re eating the nachos off the floormat, you realize the fall to the ground makes those nachos look like that badly-missed Mexican Pizza. Life gives you what you need. A baseball example:  The White Sox were supposed to be good this year, then they lose everyone from their lineup. One tragedy after another, and Tony La Russa, drunk, just filled in the lineup like, “I’m not going to drive my Mercedes…But I could go for a Burger,” suddenly standing and grabbing his ass, “First I need to take a Sheets.” Yet, they’d still win! Another circumstance that has managed to sort itself out is Rowdy Tellez. He was supposed to be great, but the Jays added player after player this past offseason, and Rowdy was squeezed, which had his Jewish mother say, “Why don’t you get married?” Then, he was traded and now The He’Brewer should get playing time again, and it’s a great park in Milwaukee. There’s a chance Rowdy could be again what we hoped he would be. “A doctor?” No, Rowdy’s Jewish mother. A top 10 1st baseman, if the Brewers, ya know, play him. Why exactly did they trade for him and are not starting him? Oh, that’s right, the Brewers are stupid. Well, if they smarten up, I like Tellez a lot. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Eric Haase – Would love to see New Era hat designer tackle Eric Haase’s name, “I spell it HAAAAAASE.” Or when he goes for his inevitable next job: “It says here you worked for NAEW EAARA. What kind of work did that entail?” “I did HAAT DAEISGN.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look at this actual New Era hat design abomination:

LaMonte Wade Jr. – Is it me or do you also think he’s going to rip off his jersey and reveal the La in LaMonte is Los Angeles, and he’s been a spy who infiltrated the Giants? I might have too overactive of an imagination. Any hoo! Wade’s been fantastic in the last LaMonth of games.

Jace Peterson – Rowdy might kill his playing time like he’s smashing a coconut on his head in Piper’s Pit.

Andrew Vaughn – It’s not shocking that he’s struggled this year. He jumped from High-A to the majors this year, based off some goofy Spring Training. When you think of it like that, he’s ACKCHUALLY been impressive. It wouldn’t shock me at all if he breaks out in the 2nd half or next year, and the latter obviously doesn’t help us here.

Ty France – If I were running a betting site, I’d have a Parlay Vous France, where you can bet how many hits he’ll get without getting any other counting stats. This might also be why I don’t run a betting site.

Gavin Sheets – Fun fact! When someone calls out Sheets’s name it also explains what he does in the bathroom. As I said before, “Gavin Sheets looks and sounds like he’d have a season arc on Melrose Place. Someone tell Amanda to stop digging through his mail! He’s mysterious, leave it at that! Sheets is a son of a former major leaguer. Don’t worry, it’s not going to make you feel as old as you think. He’s not Ben’s son, he’s Larry’s son. And like Larry Sheets, he’s a big power, and kinda nothing else guy. Sheets is the type to get hot for a few weeks and then disappear. I’m sorta looking at Yermin Mercedes while saying that.” And that’s me quoting me!

Nico Hoerner – Someone asked the other day why I keep telling people to pickup Hoerner, and it was a fair question. My answer is check out my Nico Hoerner fantasy from earlier this year.

Orlando Arcia – Nearly made Arcia my lede this week, but on a serious tip: He sucks. But also, this is about the hardest Buy column to write, because players who are hot right now, are unlikely to be hot when we get on the other side of the All-Star Break. That’s why this post is on the shorter side, and because my fingers are still sore from writing 6,000 words for the top 100 2nd half, which I’m putting out on Monday. You can get it now by signing up for the Patreon.

Willy Adames – Wanna know how deep this fantasy baseball sickness goes? I’m already excited about Adames for 2022 and want to write a sleeper post for him already. His road numbers on the Rays are shocking, and it confirms why he’s doing well on a new team.

Luis Urias – Yes, I like Urias a lot too. Maybe at some point I can have a Urias lede. Just think, you can grab Urias and Sheets, and rename your team, “My Urias Sheets.”

Vidal Brujan – Just gave you my Vidal Brujan fantasy. It came with lots of extra sexy.

Eloy Jimenez – He’s going to return as a DH, right? Right? RIGHT?! Tony Lol Russa, please tell me you’re not going to play him in the field.

Jake Burger – He seems amazingly well-adjusted considering he had to say over a 1,000 times, “Yes, like Good Burger.” He’s another power-first guy. Could he completely surprise pitchers? Yes, hundred percent. Will he? Hmm, maybe 30%? Unlike nature intended, I’d go Sheets then Burger.

Jarren Duran – Now is an especially good time to grab a guy who isn’t up yet, if you’re in a weekly league like me where you have to play a guy the week you grab him, i.e., you’re only going to get a handful of oh-fer games next week if they’re not called up.

Ben Gamel – Just gave you my Ben Gamel fantasy. It was written while having no faith in you actually picking him up.

Akil Baddoo – Not only is he now hitting leadoff, and hitting around .340 in the last five weeks, but his Ks were cut from 44% in April and 29% in May to 17% in June, and he’s stealing bases at a 30-steals-in-162-games pace. That’s a Yabba Dabba Baddoo!

Jake Fraley – With a 50-grade hit tool, 50-grade power and 50-grade speed, Fraley was actually on par with Kyle Lewis prior to Lewis’s big 2020 breakout, so, yeah, we’re all sleeping a bit on Fraley, which is massively uncomfortable, unless you like bony.

Tylor Megill – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the Dionne Warwick fan club.

Bailey Ober – This is also a Streamonator call. “Just talking to me while I try to overcome deep loneliness. That’s what I think friends are for.”

Ranger Suarez – Every week I give you a new Phils’ closer, and every week you get your ratios destroyed while continuing to search Google for my address so you can send me a care package of your Gavin Sheets. I get it. Not your package; I make Cougs open all our mail, just in case.

Joakim Soria – “You must be Joakim my chain.” — You seeing me suggest you pick up the Diamondbacks’ closer.

Anthony Bender – Finally, gave up a run after starting his career with 22 scoreless innings, and eye-popping Ks. With Yimi getting hit recently, it could be time for Bender. Or maybe sometime in the near Futurama.

Chad Green – Big week for possible bullpen change-a-roos. Too bad it comes right before a break, because sometimes a few days off, and it goes like this: “Hey, we should go back to Aroldis now.” That’s Aaron Boone after Aroldis gives up five runs in the All-Star Game.

Heath Hembree – Star of Can’t Hardly Wait and not the star of the Reds’ pen has been getting saves in Cincy, so, bleh, I guess.

Jose Cisnero – Full disclosure alert! I searched some Detroit news outlets first to see if Michael Fulmer was back yet. Didn’t see anything about him, but I saw Kid Rock is playing to a full house of acid-washed jeans rock fans at Kid Rock’s Da Dang Da Dang Diggy Diggy Diggy Dive Bar.

SELL

Christian Yelich – For a while I was thinking Yelich was a buy low. As you’ll see in my top 100 for the 2nd half on Monday, I’m not even sure Yelich is a major league bat anymore, let alone a buy low. Yelich, the brother with a hot mother, looks done done. Not done done done, but done done. Though, after done done is done done done. His Launch Angle is back to where it was when he was with the Marlins, and his HardHit% has plummeted. I could guess what happened to him, and it would go like this:  Knee surgery messed up his confidence and mechanics. He returned with neither, and is afraid of tweaking something, so he’s hitting everything weakly into the ground. It’s not great! I could still give him the benefit of the doubt that he’ll regain what he lost, but without that benefit of the doubt, he looks like a .250, 12-homer hitter in 162 games! I wouldn’t trade him for a pile of nachos that fell on the passenger’s side floormat, but I would go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Polanco over anyone here?

Donaldson
Lourdes
Renfroe
Urias
Brujan?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  eballs
11 months ago

which urias

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Mookie Best! Finally.

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Better OF option on NYM, 10T 5×5 redraft

Conforto or D Smith?

Thanks

JC
JC
11 months ago

All star break check up. My team below in our h2h, 12 teamer. In 4th place. Any swaps? Areas of biggest concern?
WW has: Kike, Gross, J Rojas all with RF eligibility, Torrens, S Murphy, E Rod, Stammen, T Hill, Bard, Stripling, Shane Mac,Yarborough, Pineda
Concerned about my bullpen, catcher and RF (Santander only one with RF eligibility)

C- McCann
CI – Freeman, Abreu, Donaldson
MI – Trea, Albies, Polanco
LF – Tapia. CF Springer. RF Santander 2 OF: Winker, Yordan
(Must play 5)
Util: Benny or B Lowe
SP- Gausman, Burnes, DeSclafani, Eovaldi, Mahle, Flexen
RP – D Castillo, Ranger, Hembree, Tepera (holds and saves are separate cats)

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Story/Pham for Soto/ikf? Is it close?

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: lost acuna. Obviously irreplaceable, but who do you like best for a weekly startable replacement with some upside. Benintendi, Jesus Sanchez, Baddoo, Soler, Sheets or Hoerner?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
11 months ago

Hello darkness my old friend
Acuña’s out for the year again

Sigh

1st place, 8 games ahead of 2nd. Next man up!

At least Imma get Eloy & JDD back soon. That’ll help bridge the gap.

(Sobs quietly)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

$17 Xander over $4 Adolis in a keep forever ($3 inflation)? Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Nothing like checking your lineups before the first game and seeing 40% of your hitters and 2 of your 4 closers games have been cancelled.

Also, a big F U to ESPN for locking O’Neill into my lineup even though the first game of the day had not started. Don’t worry they unlocked him 15 minutes after rosters locked so I couldn’t grab a replacement.

Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I have missed roughly 36 ABs this week due to cancellations. This crap has been plaguing me all season.

Aardvark
Aardvark
11 months ago

Should I replace Acuna with avisail Garcia, Tyler o Neil, kerinof, pollock, or stash kelenic, or stash Duran. I can hold off for a bit if stashing is the better option

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

I’m hearing kelenic should be up after ASG

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Cool thanks grey

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Do I endure another day of Conforto disappointment, or drop him for Runter Renfroe or Boris Kiriloff?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah, I’m holding in one league, but I’ve got a roster crunch in the one I’m asking about, and the nonstop zeroes are getting to me.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Haha. Yup. We’ll see if my partial divestment gives him the boost he needs. Btw, are you or anyone else having still having trouble accessing fantrax through your phone?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah, I’ve tried, but the page won’t load on my phone browser. I should probably reach out to them directly.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

And of course Conforto hit a 3 run HR 45 minutes after I dropped him. You can’t make this shit up.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

first time i’ve started him in a while, the range of variance is crazy.

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: better IL stash? J Upton, Ynoa or Luis Robert?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
11 months ago

Would you trade Woodruff for Bellinger in a H2H category league?

Olsen
Edman
Franco
Story
Moncada
Harper
Springer
Ohtani

Woodruff
Burnes
Rodon
Framber
Mahle
Pablo Lopez
Cease

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 months ago

At this point is Stripling a streamer.

Would you pickup Muller over Stripling?

Do you think Megill is a good pickup?

Love this game
Love this game
11 months ago

Which side for a roto redraft ROS?

Correa or Harper?

JD or Winker?

JD or Harper?

Love this game
Love this game
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thx Grey.

Between Winker or Harper who would you take?

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Need one to replace Tildaddy :’(

Pollock
Joc
Hays
Jace Peterson
Fraley
Duran (Stash)
Bader
Gamel

Also

Hembree or Robles for saves

eballs
eballs
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Forgot to add Kirilloff. Still Hays?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,
Just lost bohm to COVID protocol. Need replacement. Choices:

Patrick Wisdom
Leury Garcia
Harold Castro

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

K. THANKS AS ALWAYS

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Start or sit taillon vs HOU

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Nice call on David Fletcher. Since you said. “If you need average, and nothing else, I’d grab Fletcher. He’s a .320 hitter, who’s hitting .272, so he’s got almost 50 points to gain,” he’s hit .388 (33/85) to raise his average to .302.

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 months ago

Traded Trevor Rogers for Bellinger once I lost Acuna.

Good trade or bad. I was thinking Rogers will start to loss innings and seems to be wearing down.

Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Torn ACL. He’s done.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

FML

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: sagnof – drop clase for either soria or hembree? Also, who do you like between stripling, Sandoval, Skubal and Jon Gray?

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

Thanks for the memories, Ronald.

The Return of the Living Dead… Tarman Wants Your BRAINS!!
The Return of the Living Dead… Tarman Wants Your BRAINS!!
11 months ago

Remember Oscar Mercado?

Do we like him? Lol.

We loved him like we loved Josh Rutledge. Haha.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo

i’m taking the under on mercado having rutledge levels, or certainly not for as long.

Crazy J
Crazy J
11 months ago

What about driver’s side nachos… if they throw in some jalepenos?

So many injuries this season it seems.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Crazy J
11 months ago

i ordered ja-LAP-en-oh flavor chips. you can get holla peeno if you want.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

It’s an effing miracle.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Bellinger.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
11 months ago

And yet, in a 22-run game, he still finds a way to disappoint.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He is so fucking useless. Just struck out with the bases loaded.

The only – and I mean the ONLY – reason for optimism would be that it must be statistically impossible for him to keep being this bad.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
11 months ago

Well, he’s not useless but he’s currently hopelessly unproductive.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
11 months ago

Who wins this trade – Harper or Winker?

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

Any idea on why brujan isn’t playing? Need an outfielder with acuna going down.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

he’s listed as lefty side only guy at depth charts and they haven’t played a lefty yet on fri or today so that would make sense. sucks for us he was called up to be a lefty only side guy obviously and it’s probably too early to just say for sure that’s what’s going on.

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Julio Urias for Austin Meadows. Which side? Think Urias is a top 20 sp next year?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Herschel
11 months ago

Also, which direction to the TilDaddy prayer hex?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

@Grey: thanks. Thoughts on Urias next season? If you can only keep one of these guys for next year, who do you like?

Urias – 10th
Franmil – 17th
Bassitt – 19th
Jazz – 22nd

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Looks like dropping Bradley and Hernandez was all it took!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Not for me!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

But if it helps others it was all worth it I guess *sobs*

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
11 months ago

yep, that’s all 4 of HOU’s all star players not going to all star game since likely the other players don’t want to play with them and/or the league doesn’t want players getting booed during the game, pressly and brantley also skipping it.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
11 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  FrankGrimes
11 months ago

he’s had so many of these so far, this one sounds bad but so did some of the others. “couldn’t walk off field” again this time too.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Just grimes luck!

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Villar is telling everyone to pick him back up – last 3 hits all HRs… damn I really could’ve used those 3 HRs. I dropped him when he was hurt for Hoerner – I guess I gotta think about swapping back to Villar

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Acuna down and out of the game. Looks bad.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
11 months ago

Hurt his knee trying to take a catch. Tried to walk off field on his own, couldn’t.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He looks as though he knows it’s bad.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Not saying it should necessarily have happened here but it’s not unusual in some other sports for play to voluntarily stop if there’s a serious injury. In soccer if you’re in possession and a guy on the other team goes down, you might kick the ball out of play so he can get treatment. The other team will then give possession back to you in return. And in cricket you might not run if a fielder gets hurt trying to stop a shot.
Jazz would have had his head down running though amd wouldn’t have known what was happening.
But a guy stopping at second if a fielder is seriously hurt is an unwritten rule I might be able to get behind…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Hopefully looked worse than it actually is… prayer hexagon commence!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  William Hung
11 months ago

there was that other time he couldn’t walk off the field and it looked like a really bad ankle sprain but wasn’t. we’re gonna run out of luck on him not missing decent amount of time one of these times.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Not a doctor but as a guy that has torn both ACLs, I think so too.

Russ
Russ
11 months ago

Is Cease a streamer now? Wait and see how he does tomorrow against the O’s and if it’s another crap outing then can let go?

Curious George
Curious George
11 months ago

Kopech has 34.1 innings on the year. Are we gonna see him as a starter in the second half? Is it time to go get him?

DonnieB
DonnieB
11 months ago

I was offered deGrom for my Trea Turner? It’s a keeper auction and both are priced the same. Would you do it or try to get more? I lean requiring more. Thanks.

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Rank em ROS

Webb
Stripling
Flexen

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Santander, O Arcia, Gamel the right order for 5th OF in 14T h2h obp & Ks

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

i have Dylan Carlson in a Yahoo points league. Dominic Smith and Robbie Grossman are available on waivers. Would you stay pat or pick up of one of these two. If so, who would you pick up?

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!!!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Who is your choice for today?

Adames vs. Victor Guttierez (14.3)

or

Kiriloff vs. Marty Funkhouser (13.8)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks moustache man!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I am in a yahoo points league.

1. Hard to believe but I have two pitchers going against each other. Patrick Sandoval of the Angels at home against Flexan of Seattle. Sandoval is plus 5.0 dollars against 3.3 for Flexan. I was slightly leaning to starting Sandoval and sitting Flexan. What would you do? Would anyone really start both?

2. II also picked up Jameson Tillison. He is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against Houston. The dollar value is minus 10. I was going to sit him. Thoughts?

3. I went bold and picked up Vince Velasquez of the Phillies. He is scheduled to pitch at home against Miami. His dollar value is plus 3.8. Would you pitch him?

Thanks so much for all your help!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks. Appreciate the feedback!!

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

facepalm emoji. flexen has been amazing at home and the angels had no trout rendon or upton.

i guess its a sonofabench situation

Ben
Ben
11 months ago

Trust Fried at Miami today? 12 team mixed. Apart from the Pirates game he hasn’t been bad recently. But the Pirates aren’t good…

Good Bob
Good Bob
11 months ago

12 team 5×5 roto
Traded away Gausman and Laureano for Castellanos and Kikuchi. Feel good about it but wondered your thoughts.

Raider baller
Raider baller
11 months ago

Grey,
The Rays sat Randy AND Brujan yesterday and are sitting Brujan again today. Sounds like something the Rays would do honestly lol..sitting arguably your most talented player in Randy and then bringing up your Uber talented speedster with some power just to…sit him lol. I understand Randy has been slumping, but he had a good night a few days ago and you would think they would have let him keep rolling but I guess he needed more rest lol? And with Brujan, I’m starting him anyway today, maybe Cash will wise up and actually get the playmaker in the game.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Raider baller
11 months ago

Just saw the Rays lineup today – Wander Franco is sitting too

C
C
Reply to  William Hung
11 months ago

RidicuRays

Raider baller
Raider baller
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Crazy. And against the Blue Jays at that. The only semi-logical explanation I can come up with is that they want to rest Randy around the midway point to keep him fresh for the ROS because he hasn’t played a full season yet and that they just Brujan to “earn his stripes and integrate with the clubhouse.”

Raider baller
Raider baller
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah, I’m equally as frustrated as he clearly looks like a difference maker and I grabbed him to provide another playmaker for my offense. Let’s hope he gets in today!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

Adolis or Walsh in a keeper league? Is it close? Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Dammit Vidal Brujan is sitting again????

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
11 months ago

dynasty gotta likely drop one of pineda/heaney (16 teamer roto QS, K/9)

Ellis
Ellis
11 months ago

I need to cut either Ryu or Manaea? I can’t freaking decide which one to cut it’s a coin flip to me. Any advice? Probably too late to get an answer but I’ll take an answer from anybody. I just don’t wanna make the decision myself.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Ellis
11 months ago

I’m no expert but, so far this year manaea has been better, but hyun Jin ryu could very conceivably go back to being an ace, both on decent teams although oakland is a huge pitchers park and blue Jay’s get plenty of run support.

Honestly it’s tough, one is good right now the other may be better later, unless it’s a small league and there are aces on the waivers I wouldn’t be keen to drop either one

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Cutting Ryu. I hate cutting either but Ryu just hadn’t looked great. Even his last two starts against the Os was just average. I have to pick up another position player, so Ryu is going on waivers. which means he will have a dominant second half obviously. Thanks for the advice.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

I need to cut either Straw or Baddoo. I rate them similarly but favor Straw since Houston provides more scoring stat likelihood. Agree?

SASQUATCH
SASQUATCH
11 months ago

I have Ober,Minor , the Detroit Peralta and Singer and one of them has to go to make my roster legal next week. Another has to go when Rosario comes off IL. Is Peralta for real? Ober and Minor tryouts tonite. How would you rank these 4 rest of season?

Wilson
Wilson
11 months ago

I am picking Megill and Ober for tomorrow’s starts, however I am in QS (and ERA/WHIP, no W) league, should I still start both of them for possible good performance? or which one I should drop? Thanks.

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
11 months ago

Thanks Grey!

I am coming up on the Keeper Add end date for my league and looking to fill my last bench spot with somebody to potentially keep for $20 in this $1000 Keeper Points league next year. Each year adds $20 of cost. I am currently in 1st place and don’t need depth, so just looking for points league upside for the end of the year or next year. Can you give me your top choice(s) from this list?

Adames
Myles Straw
Cal Raleigh
Jesus Sanchez
Bobby Dalbec
Adley Rutschman
Jake Fraley
Joey Bart
Marco Luciano
Rowdy T
Brandon Marsh
Royce Lewis

Much appreciated!

C
C
Reply to  406mtechdigger
11 months ago

Luciano is tempting, but 20$ next year is a bit steep for a guy who may go through some growing pains (if he’s up at all). But I’d roll the dice.

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Off of these same parameters…. Would you drop J India for Luciano or Adley?

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  406mtechdigger
11 months ago

Thanks!

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
11 months ago

stretch armweak with a really all the way good start, something he hasn’t done since may 26th @ DET, with 4 awful games in his last 5 till today too. could’ve streamed him in 12 teamer where i lost s.gray to “all star break is coming soon everybody to DL that won’t play by sunday again” , but was already winning ratios this week (h2h league) wanted to protect that. opp got his ratios back to fairly healthy but still behind having used him today.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Maeda may be getting right

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
11 months ago

10 team roto ESPN

Need to drop a bench bag to replace Grandal

Drop Carlson. Santana. or Suarez?

For Haase, Murphy, McCann?

Agree brewers need to play Telez! Their choices bewilder me sometimes!

Milarky
Milarky
11 months ago

Hey Grey, Trevor Story was my top keeper coming into this year, but he has been only pretty good, and I’m worried he will get traded out of Colorado (if they’re not idiots). I think I can upgrade to Trea Turner in a trade – how much of an upgrade in SS keeper do you foresee going from Story to Turner?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Really hoping ‘ol Charlie Morton doesn’t fall apart after the 5th like he’s done in his past 2 starts.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Awww. I miss that Mexican Pizza!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

you likely miss it more than most people since you have the lifetime for free taco bell equity. for more fun tales read grey’s books (that was in the 1st one).

Juan GOATo is my religion
Juan GOATo is my religion
11 months ago

Who’s your first drop out of Cease and Plesac? ROTO 10 teams

jah
jah
11 months ago

Santander or Duran ROS?

Trader
Trader
11 months ago

Duran or Benintendi ?

JC
JC
11 months ago

What do we call it when you stir the pot with a feeler trade offer – only to have that GM trade your targeted player to your closest rival two minutes later?
I sent an offer of Benny, Mahle and D Castillo for Judge just to get the conversation started. This last place GM turns around and sends Judge to my closest rival for Biggio, Laureano and Vazquez.ugh. Should have left well enough alone. I still think my offer, while not great, is better than what he got.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He had no catcher and told me he wanted stolen bases. Said he had Trout coming back so did not need power (what?). Who knows.
I did win football and basketball – going for the
rare triple crown. Maybe that was an issue.
Most likely I am a jerk lol.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

This chip will be the sweetest!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 months ago

What does it mean that Jarren Duran was “scratched for precaution reasons due to the weather, lower back soreness” from tonight’s WooSox game…

https://twitter.com/bostonstrong_34/status/1413633070360576002?s=21

…but is also apparently “6 minutes away from Fenway Park eating at Cane’s”?

https://twitter.com/bostonstrong_34/status/1412217944495566850?s=21

Rick
Rick
11 months ago

Dynasty 12 team mixed roto:

Lindor or Bellinger

Thanks!