For thousands of millennia, which is millions of years, Samoans were a persecuted people, due to their big bones.  One Samoan, Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la told one reporter, “If you ordered a flank steak, and got a thick ribeye, you’d be so pleased,” then Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la got choked up, “But if you order a five-foot, six-inch man and get a 485-pound man wearing a grass skirt, you make fun.”  However, through all this ridicule, the Samoans always had their main industry on the island.  An industry that sustained their people.  An industry that brought everyone together.  However, this industry has taken a hit this last year.  This industry is manufacturing tiki torches.  Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la said, “Now tiki torches make us racist?!  We’re big-boned Islanders, we can’t be racist!”  Now, the Samoan people may have had their torches snuffed, but have a new bright spot:  Sean Manaea.  He’s not big-boned and he has no apostrophes in his last name, but I can assure you he is Samoan.  He’s also a straight dazzlenozzle so far this year.  His command is at a minuscule 0.6 K/9, and his xFIP is 3.40.  His velocity is a little off, and his Ks haven’t been outstanding, but in the early going, with pitching as it’s been, I’d buy Manaea everywhere.  If not for him, do it for Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Chris Iannetta – I used my waiver claim the other day to pick up Iannetta, which is to say I don’t think very highly of my waiver claim.

Tyler Austin – Imagine if one of these secondary guys on the Yanks clicks, it’ll be like Jay Z and Beyonce having everything, and also having the world’s cutest kid.  Tyler Austin, you better not be Blue Ivy!  I can only handle so much!

Ryan Flaherty – More of a hot schmotato than anything, but if you grab him exactly when you drop Jack Flaherty, you can switch the two like Indiana Jones and two idols, and a wall won’t come down on your team.

Yolmer Sanchez – The White Sox look better than I expected.  They don’t look great — they might strike out every game like they’re facing a pitching machine that has taken over the world with 128 MPH fastballs in a dystopian future.  Yolmer, incredibly, has been one of the better contact guys.

Brian Anderson – Not overly impressed with the Marlins, so I’m like everyone who has ever seen and/or heard about the Marlins, but Brinson and Anderson have peaked my interest, which is not a euphemism for a pup tent, which is a euphemism.

Christian Villanueva – In three months, we’re going to look back at this first week and think, “Damn, I wish I grabbed (insert name).”  It’s not 100% clear who that player is yet, but I’m leaning towards Villanueva.

Miguel Andujar – Did you hear about the senile Latino?  He kept calling everyone, “Andujar.”

Eduardo Escobar – I don’t want to say you’re Robert De Niro in the Awakenings with your reaction time, but are you waiting 79 games into Polanco’s suspension to pick up Escobar?

Cory Spangenberg – With Wil Myers on the Dizz-Elly (totally a saying!), Spangenberg could see more playing time.  I could’ve also listed Hunter Renfroe, and, what do you know, I just did.  Snuck it up on you!  Or sneaked, if some nerds are reading.  NERDS!

Dansby Swanson – He’s hitting over .300 through, like, a week.  So early, Shirley.  I hear that loud and clear, 10-4, good buddy, but maybe, who knows, Swanson’s figured out that special something, like, hitting a baseball.  Worth a flyer to see.

Aledmys Diaz – Not sure how his injury is healing, but I will bet everything Cougs and I have in our life savings that Diaz returns before Tulo.  Though, if you heard our last podcast, since then, Cougs has decided our dog, Ted, needs a behavioral psychologist, so you can imagine how much we have saved.  Very frugal, my wife.

Preston Tucker – If Chad Pinder is a PG-13 Doug Fister, what’s Preston Tucker?  A hot schmotato, you sicko!

Lane Adams – Obviously, if Preston Tucker is playing, then Adams isn’t, but they’re in Coors and the Hitter-Tron loves Lane.  It also loves a Ford Fairlane with its large tailpipe.

Jake Marisnick – Jake 61*nick is playing like one of those vintage years from Drew Stubbs.  Not every day, but when he does play he’s homering and/or stealing.

Lewis Brinson – Yes, he’s about a month away from a Quad-A label, but I still have faith.  George Michael said you have to.  Not sure why he said it standing next to a 1950’s computer he called “The Sports Machine.”

Keone Kela – How do I get in one of these leagues where a closer like Kela is available?  Do I have to pay?  Because that would be even better.

Keynan Middleton – I have no idea what The Sciosciapath is going to do if the Angels have a lead in the 9th.  I’m almost positive Middleton, Bedrosian, Parker, and The Sciosciapath all don’t know either, but I would grab Middleton.

Jacob Barnes – Is it me are there like fifteen hundred Jakes/Jacobs now playing baseball?  Lot of kids growing up idolizing Jake Westbrook.  Any hoo!  Knebel’s gone for a few, at least, and more likely a while.  I grabbed Jeremy Jeffress, but that was out of desperation.  I’d grab Barnes, then Josh Hader, for vulturing saves.  And even, maybe, oh, God, I can’t believe I’m saying this, Fatt Albers.

Nate JonesJoakim Soria looked cooked yesterday, and not a gentle sauté, but a ‘sitting under one of those heat lamps for six hours until even bacon is inedible.’ I could see grabbing Jones, just in case.

Jake Junis – Tyler MahleReynaldo Lopez – All dem early starter breakout candidates! “What about me, Papa Roach?!”  I don’t know about you, Kyle Gibson, and please don’t call me Papa Roach.  “Sorry, was grasping at nicknames, and that was my LAST RESORT!”

Andrew Triggs – This is more of a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to the number it finds on Facebook for its high school sweetheart.  “You’re married with kids.  That’s great!”  *sobbing*

Jordan Montgomery – I like Jo-Mo in the big picture, but, for his next start, he’s also another Stream-o-Nator call.  “Have you thought about me?  Once when you were passing a junkyard?  That’s so nice to hear.”  *snorting through tears*

SELL

Alex Wood – Selling early is a goofy prop bet.  Similar prop bet to:  who is going to die at the end of The Americans’ final season — Paige, Stan, Elizabeth, Phillip or Henry in a hockey game?  Or maybe Ronald Reagan because we’re not sure what year it will end.  If you look at the Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool or our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer (not clickbait at all), you’ll see one thing jump out at you, we’re still looking at preseason value on sells.  With all that said (Grey’s turning this ship around!), Wood doesn’t look right.  His velocity is down.  Could it be the cold weather?  His 1st two games were in Arizona and Los Angeles so, yeah, uh, no.  I think Wood might be a long man impersonating a starter — i.e., a shower, not a grower.  While the impersonation is decent, he’s no Rich Little.  I still like Wood compared to a lot of starters, and I wouldn’t trade him for a chicken wing battered in Flaming Hot Cheetos, but I would explore offers.  (Actually, that chicken wing sounds delicious.  Can you throw in an ashtray filled with gravy?)

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herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like next week?

E-Rod vs Bal
T Ross vs SF
Urena vs NYM, vs Pit
Wacha @ Cin
T Williams @ CHC

Thanks!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

drop arcia for owings?

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Hey, Grey, would you trade Ozuna and Ohtani to get Stanton? I’m sure I would have before the season started, but now I think Ohtani is Superman.

The Razzball Trade Analyzer says Stanton is the more valuable side.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! But, maybe you didn’t see he was 0 for 7 today.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins:
Haha

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Hey, Grey, would you trade Ozuna and Ohtani to get Stanton? I’m sure I would have before the season started, but now I think Ohtani is Superman.

The Razzball Trade Analyzer says Stanton is the more valuable side.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

drop pillar for Hanley, Leonys, both?

Crock
Crock
4 years ago

Somebody dropped Alex Bregman in my 14 team league. We get $100 to use on waiver claims. Would it be crazy to spend all of it on him? If not how much should I bid? For reference I looked back at last years league and I didn’t use any of my waiver money.

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you’re doing well.

How do you rank these guys, position eligibility aside:
-Ryon Healy
-Andrelton Simmons
-Chris Owings
-Maikel Franco
-Lewis Brinson

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

1:Should I drop Ed rod for one of these pitchers: Chironus, pivetta , mahle, Lopez, ?
2: should I pick up Castillo over them all?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: l.castillo over all them easily

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: heater Velasquez is an option.. Hecter.. I just saw Gioloto is available.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: h.velasquez is back to bullpen with e-rod back, he’s had last 2 (maybe 3) appearances in bullpen

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

1:Should I drop Ed rod for one of these pitchers: Chironus, pivetta , mahle, Lopez, ?
2: should I pick up over them all?

prestige
prestige
4 years ago

Start or sit Wacha this week for 1 start @ Cinci ($1.2 SON). 15 team roto.

And I’m assuming Trevor Williams is a must sit at Cubs? -$22 SON

prestige
prestige
4 years ago

15 team weekly roto. Would you stream Tomlin this week (home vs Tigers and home vs Blue Jays).

SON is $6 and -$1 on them.

Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

With CC on the DL i need a replacement. My choiecs are:

Kennedy
Pivetta
Lucchesi
Butler
Fiers
Bailey

Who should I pick up

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: next one with a start that SON doesn’t hate is pivetta vs CIN on the 11th. bailey it always hates as he’s been awful and/or hurt for numerous years now, butler (CUBS) isn’t a starter, fiers just pitched today, kennedy is next up the 12th (SON no likey), lucchesi is @ COL next

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
4 years ago

anybody else (ESP in espn or fantrax, where you get both for 1 pick) laughing their asses off at all those people (and there were a LOT of them) who went from:
“otani is the next babe ruth”
to with what less than 10 innings and less than 20ish at bats in meaningless games to some mix of:
“dude can’t pitch (they say that WHILE looking at his 19/3 K/BB in less than 9 innings)”
“dude’s bat speed is garbage, won’t hit MLB pitching”

dragging his ADP WAY down in the last 10 or so days of draft season. thanks guys, you’re the best to have as leaguemates.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
4 years ago

@Steve Anus: funniest part is even though he’s got at least 4 pitches he’s ONLY having to use really fast 4 seemers up in the zone and 82-87 splitters in bottom of zone to do this (at least today). it’s so easy he’s not even using the other pitches, not once.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
4 years ago

@Steve Anus: a couple of sliders are now being added in. probably cause he was bored.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
4 years ago

@Steve Anus: the japs just have spring training backwards, they do the rope a dope, pitch like they don’t care when it doesn’t matter (since it ya know, doesn’t), now everybody else is in spring training, except him.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Ohtani with 7ks through 4 clean innings. Very pleased I decided to ignore his seeming inability to play baseball to any extent this spring and still drafted him.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
4 years ago

@letsgobravos: Just K’d the side in the 5th. Perfect through 5 with 10ks.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  letsgobravos
4 years ago

@letsgobravos: Nice. The Angels are spending too much time batting. We’re here to see Ohtani pitch!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins:
Indeed. Great start. 91 pitches to get through 7 clean innings. 1 hit, 1 walk. 12ks.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  letsgobravos
4 years ago

@letsgobravos: 19/3 K/BB in less than 9 innings in meaningless games

Letsgobravos
Letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
He’s on waivers on my yahoo league as a hitter where I already have him as a pitcher. He’s on fire, but is he worth adding for 3 games a week at DH?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Letsgobravos
4 years ago

@Letsgobravos: depends on who you are dropping, and how many BN spots you use for hitters and depth of league. he’ll get at bats 3-4 games a week. NEVER the day after pitching, NEVER the day he is pitching. 25.6% swinging K rate today (for reference the highest P of any type last year was kimbrel, who put up his career best 20%, scherzer had a 15% last year)

19/3 K/BB (less than 9 innings) was somehow ignored by a LOT of people in spring training. that’s ALL i saw and cared about.

vee
vee
4 years ago

Sir Grey,

would you drop any of these guys for M. Franco?

ender
mancini
mazara
p tucker (colorado series is over – even worth holding him anymore?)

cheers

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Shallow OBP h2h league

Only bench bat is DeJong….hold or drop for: J Martinez, Franco, Choo, Thames

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, Soler 3 for 4 today. Thinkin batty call for him or Renfroe tomorrow. Soler vs King Felix and Renfroe in Colorado vs Gray
Which one?

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

r-zimm is DEF already hurt, now getting an “off” day even facing a righty.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Who ya dropping
Baez or Brinson?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Was hoping he show more early.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
hehe
I feel abused how ALL my teams are off to such a slow start

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Grey, you were so right when you used the term “Maddoning” for how it feels to own Ian Happ. Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that it seems it would take multiple injuries to get him to play every day. Almora, Zobrist–and who the hell is Caratini??? Could opening day really have been Happ’s Sell High moment? Crazy. Is my only hope now to buy the Cubs and trade away all Happ’s competition for playing time…?

If you were a Happ owner (are you?), how would you proceed? I’m not carrying bench bats. Drop a middle reliever for a short-term bat until Happ gets going? Try and find a Cubs fan to trade with? Prayer circle? Do tell…

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Good to know. That paints a far brighter picture for me. Thanks!

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

With some injuries, looking to add a bat and an arm (5×5). Options are:

Bats – Harrison, Owings, R Flaherty, Choo, Lowrie, Moran, Piscotty, H Ramirez, Reddick, Schebler, D Peralta, Bour, Belt, LoMo

Arms – Vargas, Lugo, AJ Cole, Stratton, Black, Sabathia, Ryu, Kennedy

Anyone you like?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: OK cool. Mind to name two more bats from that group in addition to Hanley you like?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

this might be REALLY awesome if suarez is really hurt here. meanwhile
BROCKTUNE!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and last year’s mahle showed up finally, a bit late to the show.

Chris
4 years ago

Kenda Maeda is sent back to the bullpen for the next week. Is he worth trying to hold onto or should he be dropped and streamed in a 10 team points league?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Chris
4 years ago

@Chris: they’re off the 9th and the 12th is why, SON still loves him on the 17th @ SD

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey, Do you like Luke Weaver today at home vs. Ariz? Thanks!

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft

1. You like Greene, Barnes, or Brach better for Saves?

2. I currently have Box, Hand, and Holland coming back tomorrow for saves—I only have Archie right now for holds. Should I look to get another holds guy like NIcasio or Gsellman and hold on getting a 4th saves guy from the pool above?

thoughts?

thanks man!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
4 years ago

Either Faria (dropped) or VV (FA) worth an add in 12 teamers?

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
4 years ago

I give Scherzer for Springer Cueto

I give Scherzer Carpenter for Springer Berrios

What are your thoughts on both trades and if one is better. Thanks

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
4 years ago

13 team roto dynasty. 1800 max innings on pitchers, no games limits on hitters. lots of extra stats, including defensive stuff (putouts, double plays, assists, OF assists). OPS, total bases, QS, relief appearances and wins, holds, K/9, K/BB. deep benches, we made the rosters commensurate with how we used to be a 16 teamer.
C posey
1B goldy
2B altuve
SS ceager
3B bregman (SS)
LF bellinger (1B)
CF blackman
RF brocktune (LF)
util devers (3B)
BN braun (LF), andujar (3B), brinson (CF/LF), mcclutchin’ (CF/RF), carpenter (1B/2B/3B)
DL zunino
NA (10), mejia, robles, calhoun, florial, trammell
SP faria, hill, wood, archer, fulmer, maeda, weaver
RP (7 slots) colome, kenley, j.barnes, morgan, middleton, kelvin, osuna
DL melancon (probably a drop later, i need holds, not saves), knebel, salazar
NA luzardo, f.perez, duplantier, medina, morejon

guessing brinson and faria are my possible drops for a league this shallow? (brinson first probably, already have 2 CF and 3 LF)
glasnow is out there, he’s doing quite awesome lately and for now would get holds.

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Need to drop one of Straily, Heaney, or Musgrove. Who goes?

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, how do you rank suarez, chapman and Villanueva? Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to drop someone for some roster flexibility. Ok to lose Felix over guys like W Calhoun, Vlad Jr or Jack Flaherty?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Batty call
Ahmed vs Weaver or Solarte vs Hamels?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks, also Tucker not in lineup. Would u drop him for Zimmer or hold on to his bat?

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
4 years ago

12 team h2h auction dynasty. blew through my weekly 10 moves at start of 11 day week for prospect stashing. morrow just got dropped, barnes MIL already wasn’t owned. OPS, K’s, QS,
C kraken
1B freeman (3B)
2B moncada
SS ceager
3B rendon
LF schwarber
CF buxton
RF stanton
util red dick (all OF)
util k.davis (LF)
BN kingery (2B, eventually sounds like he’ll have nearly all IF, some OF, this is yahoo),
BN brantley (LF), gone varnish (2B/SS)
DL delino
NA (10) bauers, a.riley, jesus sanchez, willie, robles, florial
SP otani, walker, weaver, hendricks, wood, wacha, morton, nola
RP (max 5)chapman, hand, treinen, k-rob
DL reyes
NA f.perez, kopech, allard
this is a league i traded kershaw (69/336 budget) for freeman (31 year 3 of 3), kopech (1 year 0), hand (10 year 2)

obviously if i can get both of morrow + barnes drop k-rob, but who’s my drop to add both if possible? peraza i guess, but i needed steals when i nabbed delino (paid 14, way more than OPS rater claims he’s worth, but i was winning him for sure), then grabbed peraza when i lost delino.

2. different dynasty. have this for hitters (12 team h2h as well)
C kraken (suzuki filling in till he’s healthy)
1B E5
2B kingery
SS taylor
3B newtown (lost franco just now, will hold newtown while he’s in coors for sure though)
LF upton
CF cain sugar
RF brocktune (LF)
util red dick (all OF)
BN gone varnish (2B/SS), thames (LF/1B)
k.davis (LF)
drop peraza for whit 2B/RF? somebody just dropped him. would think the steals would be close, but overall whit better. does leave me with only taylor at SS till kingery gets it.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: K/9 in #1 too, so possibly K-rob (or barnes) worth more than peraza (esp since i don’t play him when kingery plays anyway and often moncada over him thus far). while 5 closers would be overkill probably in a saves sense.

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Just finished Wild Wild Country. I don’t know who is the most crazy there. The Sheilas, the Osho’s or the US Government/Citizens. It feels like the government better have known something about him that they just didn’t tell us to justify all the wasted money they spent in this farce. The shipping him from prison to prison was way over the top and a total disrespect for the system they so proudly defend.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Osho Albright! From this day on all Razzball shirts shall be red.

prestige
prestige
4 years ago

Can you rank:

C Villanueva
Pinder
A Diaz
P Tucker
Y Sanchez

Thanks!

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  prestige
4 years ago

@prestige: pinder is on DL now and wasn’t starting against righties anyway

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

My staff: SP:Verlander, R.Ray, Wood, Porcello, Mikolas, C. Anderson, E-Rod
RP: Vizcaino, Doolittle, Strickland
DL: Samardzija, J. Nelson

Worried a little about my ratios especially if I trade Wood. Possible targets if I move Wood? Tanaka, Godley, Nola? Hendricks, Castillo? Not sure their owners would make a deal.. other suggestions?

Considering trying to move Anderson for a bat. Possible targets? Mazara, Schwarber, Inciarte, Hicks?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: How come you wouldn’t trade Sp for Sp? How about Wood for one of these guys: Story, DeJong, G. Polanco, McCutchen? Story seems fair to me.

Thanks Grey!.

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

I’m in a lifetime keeper league(we can keep up to 5 each year). We are allowed to have one minor leaguer on our team during the year(we do a minor league draft after the regular draft is over). So far the minor leaguers that have been taken are(these guys are not available): Acuna, Gleyber, Vlad Jr, Senzel, Robles, Mejia, Flaherty.

I’m up next in the minor league draft. So, the guys available are: Calhoun, Hays, Dahl, Kopech, A. Reyes, A. Alford, and anyone else I might have missed, but I imagine those are the top guys.

So how do you rank the top 3 for this year and possibly a keeper for years to come? Thanks in advance.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Drop Fowler or Scooter for Maikel Franco?
Hold?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you activate Eduardo Rodriguez today in a quality start league? If I don’t I can keep a hitter to sub in on off days this week.

Thanks

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

With Barnes bad outing yesterday (almost 100% due to infield errors, though), would you drop him and hold Albers or continue owning both?

M
M
4 years ago

Drop Gausman for Glasnow? Drop Hader for d Santana?

Kyle Spector
Kyle Spector
4 years ago

16 team h2h league. I have too many starting pitchers. I was offered $140 for Cueto, whom didn’t have two good starts in row last year. Redemption campaign this year or downhill for him?

Also, i have Mike Foltywitz & Tajun Walker. Owning both for another season is testing my patience. I’m in need for another bat on my bench. To me, they feel similar, maybe Folty with a better start to the year, which is worth keeping? Thankyou so much.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Because you deal in 1/16th of a cent increments.

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

$140 free agent cash. Our league FA pickup is minimum $60.

What are your thoughts on Cueto? Not sure if i should sell now (two decent starts i ) while he is Blister free, or wait see if he survives the first month?

Thanks again

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  Kyle
4 years ago

Full blown Cuetolitis is highly allergic

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

grey you starting Quintana tomorrow at Brewers?, i know what son says, but i’m on the fence

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Kenley velocity still off st start of inning. Got it up to 93 at end of inning. Cutter had some movement and looked better though.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

How the F do you get
a save in a 20-1 game?
F Closers! Saves are stupid.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: Grimey! If you pitch the last 3 innings in a win, you’re credited with a save, regardless of the score when you enter the game – though your team does need to be leading obvs.

Dougie
Dougie
4 years ago

I asked you this question and you answered me, but theres a new variable. Dynasty league with Fielding points & BBs. Im waiting on gleyber to get called up. Outside of Aledmys and Cozart, Eduardo Escobar and Simmons are available.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
4 years ago

Which of these diarrhea sandwiches am I dropping to stream Reynaldo tomorrow?

Gausman
Velasquez
Wacha

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks G

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

I love owning Hoskins for $5. Should we be adding odubal, Nick Williams. Should I drop Mazara or Duval for one of them. Even though I need power more then anything, and I’m pretty good with speed.

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

Matt Chapman or Mancini ros?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

Great quote on roto world from Tim Anderson….basically he said he doesn’t think anyone can throw him out on base paths + will keep running like crazy and see how it goes.

Let’s get some Tim Turner / Trea Anderson!

Hankg
Hankg
4 years ago

Deal Giles and Chad Green (holds league) for Jansen? Thanks.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

Phillies up 17-1 after 4 with Velasquez at 77 pitches. If he can’t get a win out of this, I am never starting him again.

CrazyJ
CrazyJ
4 years ago

Buxton is coming off waivers. I can drop Zimmerman, Moustakas, or J. Martinez to put in my claim.

… oh, and I’d like to give a shout out to Faria… *&@!

hankg
hankg
4 years ago

Worth rolling the dice of Jansen by dealing Giles and Chad Green for him? Thanks.

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Yay, I was still able to grab Barnes in a couple of leagues this morning.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: You’re so lucky

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  The Great Knoche
4 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Ha. At least Morrow finally made an appearance.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: And Billy Hamilton with an SB! Sure, it was a pinch hit appearance, but with Conforto resting I had him in 1 lineup!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Well, that’s couldn’t have gone much better. Entered today trailing 9-2 in my H2H match-up. My pitching has been horrendous. Kennedy vs Bauer netted me 2 QS, 15ks, a W and I got the save from Herrera. Now trailing only 4-7.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I’ve got a shot. Opened up comfortable leads in RBIs and Ks today. Tied in HRs. Trailing but close in runs, avg, OBP. Down by 1 W and 2 QS. Out of it in ERA and WHIP. Streaming Sal Ramano tonight @Pitt so maybe he can turn in his 2nd QS of the season and get the W. Have Shohei, Montgomery and Jamie Garcia going tomorrow with 1 move left to pick up another streamer. All the options are trash. Kingery is coming off waivers tomorrow so debating using the last move to snag him.

Red Legs
Red Legs
4 years ago

Is Neil Walker droppable for Peraza?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Bauer turned in a gem. 8IP, 3 hits, I ER, 7ks. Can we hand him the Cy Young now or do we have to go through the motions of the rest of the season?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Bauer and Kennedy both pitching well in the cold in Cleveland tied 0-0 through 6…before Bauer just gave up a solo shot. Own Bauer and streamed Kennedy and got QS’s from both. Bauer only needed 76 pitches to get through 6 with 6 Ks. Kennedy at 100 through 6 with 8ks. Now need Bauer to punch out a few more and not lose his QS. Considering hanging onto Kennedy now for his next start.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
He’s got the Angels at home. I guess it depends on if Babe Ru…I mean Ohtani is DH’ing.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

What are we to make of Norris getting the save today?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ah yes. Of course.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Vince V is all over the damn shop.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: But he’s $10 on the SON!

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
4 years ago

Is Franklin Barreto an upgrade over Neil Walker at MI??
Doesn’t he have Lowrie and Semien ahead of him?
What about Peraza??

Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I give: Benintendi / Lindor

I get: a half eaten bag of lays potato chips / used condom / VHS copy of Bull Durham

Which side?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
BBQ, but they’re a little stale.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Maybe I’ll hang onto Lindor & Benintendi a little longer.

Sigh. Was really looking forward to watching Bull Durham again.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 years ago

@Lucky Dog:
Batboy: “Get a hit, crash.”

Crash: “Shut up.”

Best line in the movie

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h ops
Starting Story at SS but Swanson is on the wire. Drop Healy for him?

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

Drop Giolito for Mahle?

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Just got don coaching my 10-11 year olds girls volleyball teams. I need a catchy team name because all the suggestions were terrible. Maybe something with a pun. Get Rudy on this… or anyone else. Oh yeah, your article didn’t suck today it was totes gravy. Do we still say totes?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH: The Volley Dodgers.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m totally Rodney out there!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: we were all thinking it. Funny thing is if I dress up a boy like a girl then I’m a hero for the transgender cause

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m already that way. People giving me gifts makes me break out in a flop sweat

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I say flop sweat and you jump to OJ….interesting

Terrance Mann
Terrance Mann
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH: Hits Don’t Lie?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

i wouldn’t let don anywhere near your 10-11 year old girl.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop Nunez for yolmer?

Rafi
Rafi
4 years ago

Hey Grey, my good man.

Should I drop Anderson for Villanueva in an obp league?

I’d like to have both but roster won’t allow it.

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

If you had Marty Foster in the umpire ejection pool you won today.

Worst player run I have ever seen. Rendon flips his bat after called strike three. (Foster been calling strikes inside off plate by 3 inches. Pretty bad) This pitch was borderline, Rendon flips bat doesn’t say a single word and starts taking off batting gloves and Foster runs him. Awful.

His call girl didn’t finish him off last night or something. So bad.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Didn’t get the bat close enough to the dugout.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yup.

Is Mike Leake the best April pitcher every year?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Nope. That’s still Gausman.

Ju baka
Ju baka
4 years ago

Is lamb hurt that bad, in a obp league should I drop Anderson and keep lamb.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

You know why I love Grey so much. Not only has he helped me win a championship and $1100, He also just seems like a decent down to earth person/baseball fan.. The patience and dedication is also top quality. We love you Grey , well most of us do.. Just figured once a year you should hear that. I notice

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Like any of these SPs over Jordan Montgomery?

Mahle, Pivetta, VV, Skaggs, Mikolas

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Drop one (5×5): Yates, Bedrosian, Parker…

Just Jim
Just Jim
4 years ago

Kipnis, Kinsler or Kingery? OBP…