Shane Bieber is headed to the IL with a shoulder strain. Turns out his shoulder was being held in its socket with Spider Tack. Shane Bieber being touched up by the Mariners now makes more sense. Still not great to hear. I’m sure his owners would take a bad outing vs. an unknown-length-of-time IL stint. These injuries rarely just fix themselves, and most times they’re never themselves, until an offseason rest sesh. By the way, is anyone ever says “sesh” in any context in real life, you’re allowed to punch them. Those are the rules. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-3 and two steals (11, 12), hitting .321. Mullins is leading AL outfielders in most categories, but is 10th in All-Star voting for outfielders:

Eloy Jimenez – Cleared for baseball activities. Great, his balls most be so itchy.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.51. I’m walking around with a bottle of Drakkar Noir and a DVD of the Stallone film Over the Top to keep the Regression Fairies away from Lynn.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.66. Was removed from the start with elbow inflammation. Gonna go back to my Sell of Glasnow from last month where I said, “I see people taking victory laps for completing a 5K when we’re running a marathon. Tyler Glasnow was ‘breaking out’ in April of 2019, but, friend with short term memory, he did not break out.” And that’s me quoting me! Any ideas why he didn’t break out in 2019? Because he broke down. He’s never stayed healthy to throw more than 111 2/3 IP in any season of his career.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .201. About to start calling him Joey Gallowe.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .234. Austin MeGallos.

Randy Arozarena – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .264. No Gallo here. Plus, he already has the readymade nickname, The Rice Bowl, because his name split up is Arroz Arena.

Peter Fairbanks – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.06, as he got his 3rd save, while Diego Castillo (1 IP, 0 ER) worked the 8th. Silly, rabbit, trying to figure out who Cash is turning to for a save is for kicks in the nads.

Steven Matz – Tested positive for Covid, and I want a flow chart of contact tracing between him and Vlad. Right now! Assuage me! I demand you!

George Springer – Will begin a rehab assignment today. Yeah, right, sure. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me sixteen other times, shame on me. There will be no 17th fooling!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .346. When will MLB let Vladdy, the Mini Impala, wear a cape over his uniform? By the by, I’d love to see him hit 200 homers in a minute at Coors for the Home Run Derby, but can he also miss his flight and the Derby? Please.

Alek Manoah – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66. I started Manoah and benched Eovaldi, which in the disinfectant of hindsight sounds legitimately crazy.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.76. Sonavabench!

Jonathan India – 3-for-4, 1 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting .262. You know I made a huge deal of Eugenio hitting leadoff for two weeks, and how it was possibly the most insane manager move all year, and we’ve seen a lot of them. Bell, the ding-dong-iest of them all. But India is now leading off, and that makes sense on a team that will score a lot of runs. Also, he was last Friday’s Buy.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. And I looked to pick him up in every league immediately. Who knows if we ever see the GGOATOAT again, but if he was capable of hitting 15 homers in ten games once before, why not again? One legit concern is he might only start vs. lefties.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4-2, runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .237. This was his third homer in a week, so hot schmVotto alert.

Vladimir Gutierrez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.74. You can hear Podcaster Geoff talk about Gutierrez on this week’s podcast, coming later today. He was pretty laudatory, which surprised me a little. I was worried about Gutierrez’s command, and potential roofies, but Geoff, who knows more about prospects than I, says Vlad’s found a new level this year in the minors, and is worth monocle’ing at worst, and picking up in deeper leagues.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Watching him homer yesterday and it hit me what he looks like:  a barn with arms.

Matthew Boyd – Left yesterday’s game with triceps discomfort. By the time we reach August, there will be one healthy starter left:  Lance Lynn.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .242. Grossman gets a bad name from me, because his father gave him a bad name, but he’s been okay. (High praise!)

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first night in baseball history a pitcher (Lynn) had a 1.51 ERA, and there was a great shot by Goodrum. Elias added a hiccup, and a slurred, “Excuse me.”

Andrew Benintendi – Hit the IL with a fractured rib. Too bad, so sad, guess who’s back, back again, Edward Olivares is back, tell a friend.

Cody Bellinger – Hasn’t ruled out an IL stint. I’ll remember to mention you all in therapy.

Tony Gonsolin – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.38. Meh, maybe it’s the lack of the wacky tacky, but his command is nowhere near where it was previously, and he looks way off. In shallower leagues, you can move on.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. If only I drafted Chris Taylor instead of Cody “It’s Only A Cramp” Bellinger.

Max Scherzer – Tried to throw a 31-pitch session on Monday. Got five pitches in and the baseball just stuck to his hand. He will not make his next scheduled start.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, all from the leadoff slot. Am I crazy or would you move down a guy who only homers out of the leadoff spot? This isn’t some Rickey Henderson leadoff homer shizz either. Schwarber’s OBP is .322, lower than Trea, Harrison and Robles, three potential leadoff guys. I’m using too much logic here, aren’t I?

JT Brubaker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.88. Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see it.

Jose Devers – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. Different Devers so whatevers.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95. There’s some rumors flying that Wainwright is one of the biggest perpetrators of the Wacky Tacky, and I’m reminded of that time the ball left his hand and stuck to Yadier’s chest protector. So, he might decide this is his last year anyway and rather than tarnish his legacy like the ball, he might start sucking and just retire after the year.

Austin Gomber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.54. If you started Gomber at home vs. the Padres, how do you get your pants on over your melons?

C.J. Cron – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Yeah, of course, Curtis Jackson’s in da club that’s in Coors.

Michael Conforto – Will begin a rehab assignment in the next few days, as will Brandon Nimmo. Serious question, Nimmo, Conforto and George Springer get onto a plane you’re on, do you get off? Okay, what if the pilots are wearing Mitch Haniger and Byron Buxton jerseys?

Dominic Smith – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, as he cracked a 0-for-20 slump. Do. Smith, yes, that’s the idea; more Do., less don’t.

Francisco Lindor – 0-for-3 and his 5th steal, hitting .217. Let’s see how ridiculous I can be while still having a glimmer of possibility: In 2022, Lindor or Isiah Kiner-Falefa?

David Peterson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.60. Streamonator loved this start, but I wouldn’t have started A Man Da. Peterson. Welp, can’t buy me a brain.

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-2 and his 9th homer, hitting .333. All other hot schmotatoes have fallen by the wayside, at least that’s the prevailing Wisdom.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. HR to the Izzo! By the way, Wisdom’s played for, like, two weeks and has more homers than Rizzo. Now, I will randomly walk into traffic.

Mike SorokaBraves’ GM Alex Anthopoulos is optimistic that Soroka can return in August. Wonder if Anthopoulos bathes in a half-empty bathtub that he thinks is about to overflow.

Dylan Bundy – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.98. So glad I gave up on this schmohawk in all my leagues. Now I have more time to stress over Cody Bellinger. Dylan Bundy: The only person who misses 2020.

David Fletcher – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, and so ridiculously overdue. 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.

Sean Murphy – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Was watching him this weekend, and thinking, “Wow, he’s hitting the ball squarely, I should mention him in the roundup,” then rethinking, “But people will ask about him, and I don’t want more catcher questions.”

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71. If it makes you feel any better, I have Wood (hehe — whoa, NC-17) in my RCL league, which is 12-team mixed.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. If you drafted Crawford in the 1st round instead of Lindor in all your leagues, it would’ve made sense, and your leaguemates would burn you on a stake for being a witch.

Carson Kelly – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Hey, look who it is, April breakout, Carson Kelly! Hey, April breakout, Carson Kelly, say hello to your mother for me.

Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. Honestly, thought he might’ve been promoted to the majors, then retired. Snooze you lose, as they say, and Kirilloff’s never heard, because he’s been putting me to sleep. “When you partner has the light on, reading late into the night, grab Kirilloff from waivers, and never be up late again.”

Gilberto Celestino – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. A’la Kanye, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags, let’s have some toast …” Seeing Celestino, “…For the French Bread Pizzas.”

Kenta Maeda – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.01, as he was activated from the IL. The results are slightly better but A) This was vs. the Mariners. B) He still had no control, which is very unlike him. C) There’s no C.

Michael Pineda – Hit the IL with elbow discomfort. Let’s not forget Pineda was a pioneer for putting foreign substances on a baseball. Call him Cheatsopher Columbus. By the by, there was an announcement that foreign substances will be banned for all pitchers starting on June 21st. Pineda, “Um, excuse me? Starting on June 21st?” Also, on June 21st, every game is going to look like it’s being pitched by Daniel Cabrera, and each hitter is going to come to the plate wearing a suit of armor.

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Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Slight correction – it was Brett Cecil, not Adam Wainwright, whose sticky ball was spotted on Molina’s chest protector. And goodness, if Cecil was using stuff *then*, blowing 7 saves in 2017, I think we have all the proof we need that it’s not a performance enhancer (or perhaps the world cannot handle the suckitude that a smooth-fingered Cecil could unleash).

joe
joe
1 year ago

Fkn Bellinger. Bust of the year.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  joe
1 year ago

worse than yelich (almost exact same ADP)? bellinger’s been hurt twice. yelich once but far more at bats (to be fair yelich’s .800 OPS going into tonight better than bellinger’s .647, bellinger at about 2/3 of yelich’s at bats)

joe
joe
1 year ago

Here comes the hitting. Finally. No more glue fingers.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Villar is a Mets fan

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Time for you to get on the bandwagon and stop telling people to pick randos over Villar. Sure we only care about the bat in fantasy, but he’s making amazing plays in the field too

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

grey,

Would you drop Avasails garcia for miggy?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

this is a no.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

harrow, what about Matt Beaty for Miggy?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

yeah that’s doable. if miggy’s out there you can probably get back batt meaty later anyway

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

ok thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what no grey? Garcia or Beaty for Miggy

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

for sure his comment applied to avisail being dropped for miggy, not sure if it applied to both.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

I dub thee F*cker Davidson!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Crazy J
1 year ago

Yeah he sucks

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Crazy J
1 year ago

yeah so rookie (who’s injured blurb says, today) has his 4th MLB start not go great against good hitting team after being damn good for the first 3, yeah, must suck, that’s easiest and most likely. i’m more wondering when yahoo/rotoworld/espn will finally notice that they stuck smyly’s face on him (not kidding).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

nevermind, it got changed very recently. like maybe today.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

rotoworld STILL has smyly/davidson as the same face. yahoo fixed theirs lately. it wasn’t smyly’s face going to davidson, it was davidson’s going to smyly. espn’s is fixed too (not 100% if theirs had this badly wrong like the other 2 did)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Drop Villar, Josh Rojas, or Mountcastle in a keeper league?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Think Ryu needs an “IL” stint to recharge. Dodgers knew this and managed his mid-season workload. Guess Jays need to figure this out for themselves.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Damn, Ryu with 3 BBs already

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Checking out Dalbecs new leg kick.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Yeah, it didn’t work.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Blake Snell for Cronenworth and Brian Reynolds.
Assuming I have someone to drop, which side?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Great. Renfro Homer’s 2 days after I drop him.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Great. Renfro Homer’s 2 days after I drop him.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I like that!

Hank
Hank
1 year ago

Grey,

To put it mildly, I’m playing for next year in my keeper league already. Given the news on Bieber, you rather have him or Giolito for 2022 and beyond? Is it even a close decision?

Hank
Hank
1 year ago

Grey,

To put it mildly, I’m playing for next year in my keeper league already. Given the news on Bieber, you rather have him or Giolito for 2022 and beyond? Is it even a close decision?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

So are you using castillo today in a 10 team roto? Is it time to take the old $hitbox out of the garage for a spin?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

he’s right though, imagine a fantasy league where there never was any enforcement of anything nearly ever, then imagine that fantasy league has been around for over 120 years, then imagine that nearly everybody does it (or at least high dozens at any given time), and suddenly comish 1/3+ of season into season says we’re gonna put out penalties on something. people’d be calling b.s. all over that stuff. esp if 1 year ago same league did nothing when ONE team and ONLY one team was caught doing stuff that’s far worse. i’m saying saying he’s right that suddenly not using some substance caused his injury (he’s always injured mostly anyway).

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

sorry, NOT saying he’s right about suddenly getting injured from not using some stuff on the balls. he’s injured all the time when having an entire career being allowed to use whatever.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Baltimore announced that Means is starting to throw again. I have no idea what this means, but I assume it means that he isn’t even worth a DL slot. And Boston raves about Sale’s progress but keeps implying that to save rehab time, he may come back as mid-relief or be very pitch limited instead of waiting until he can be a legitimate SP. So I don’t think he’s worth much either.

My league has 4 DL slots; and my team currently has Franmil; Means; Alzolay; and Chris Sale. But I think Bellinger wants to join this group — who’s the cut?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? What are the odds that Bundy is only pitcher in baseball not using the “sticky stuff”, and once the 21st rolls around and they start enforcing this “rule”, he becomes Top 5;)

In other thought provoking news, I’m trying to rebuild while simultaneously compete for a title in a 12-team keeper league. It’s going…ummm, okay. Made two trades this past week and was wondering what letter grade you’d give me on each.

(A) I traded Alek Manoah FOR Ke’Bryan Hayes.
(B) I traded Arenado, Bauer, and Gleyber FOR Bichette and Gallen.

Make it a good one!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I hear ya on the second trade. The hardest part about doing that one was breaking up with Arenado after the last nine seasons. I’ll still laugh at the “Torenado” blurbs, but they won’t be the same.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

By the by…just got done mowing the lawn and had this song stuck in my head the entire two hours:) Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHIHl8Rw6W8

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know right…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

I just laughed that the two things you WROTE IN ALL CAPS today was Jesus Sanchez getting called up and a typed homage to “Big Breakfast”.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

gonna be hilarious if he’s one of the highest users. albeit since they haven’t actually searched anybody yet how would anybody be charged (outside of gallegos’s hat, he could be charged, they got proof if he was doing something, and apparently suntan lotion + rosin (which STL claims is what was on his hat) is being treated as the same level of illegal as sticktack (which is a whole other topic of stupid)) unless caught after they start checking. the stuff is mostly hidden in gloves.

Will
Will
1 year ago

C’mon Tingler you’re killing me. Benching Myers at Coors Field??? He’s only got a .355/.651/1.053 line there lifetime with 11 HRs, 37 RBi and 5 steals in 47 games at Coors.

Profar, who replaces Myers in RF, has a .222/.333/.583 career line at Coors with 1 HR and 2 RBI in 8 games at Coors.

Tingler coming down with Bud Black disease in Denver.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Upton vs Montas in Oakland
Or
Josh Rojas vs Zach Littel in SF

florida jack
florida jack
1 year ago

4 DL spots–who goes, keep forever, H2H points, a little pitching heavy in scoring

thanks

corey seager, laureano, glasnow, kluber, plesac

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Matt Manning to pitch Thursday

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  hot corner
1 year ago

Guess the Tigers need his 8+ ERA

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

also… this is a shallow 10 team non-keeper 5×5 cat league. THANKS!

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Grey,

I’m sad I didn’t start Manoah yesterday, but… something something.. 20:20 as they say. Assuming the baseball gods are kind this week and actually return Buxton (for some undetermined amount of time) and Alzolay to my lineup… I need to make a few adjustments. Please guide me through the darkness as you always do…

My IL:

Longoria
Buxton – I currently have a spot for him
Alzolay – WIll need a spot for him

– My “expendables” in my lineup:

India
Donaldson
Andujar
Swanson

P:
Gonsolin
Skubal
Manoah

– Gents on the waiver wire:

Bryan Reynolds
Yas
Jesus Sanchez
Aquino
Votto
Kirilloff
Villar

P:
Minor
Corbin
Gomber
Mize
Brubaker

So to sum up, I need to drop 1, and I’m open to swapping anyone for anyone else. What changes would you make?

Thanks mister!

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

you da man. Thanks as always

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just realized… Longo is on my IL so he doesn’t count towards my bench… who is next on the chopping block?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

I’m guessing Andujar…?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotchoo.. Thank you!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Glad this site is so eclectic. I get all sorts of TV & movie recommendations …please never change that!
I want to attempt a waiver pick up of India …need to drop one of Arroyo, Hampson or Urias?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Megalodon Day Grey!

drop Bohm or Brujan for Jesus?

current roster below:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Jazz Chisholm
OF: Adolis, Eddie Rosario, Amed Rosario
UTL: Mercedes
BN: Wisdom, Bohm, Brujan (NA)
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Sonny Gray, Framber, Boyd, Heaney
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy

IL: Springer, F. Reyes, Laureano, Means, Graveman

NA: W. Franco

thanks as always!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Either for the Jesus!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks guys,

dropped Brujan (1st) and will likely drop Bohm once Laureano gets activated tomorrow.

I just checked Bohm’s stats for the past week (on my bench) and he’s shockingly hit safely in 6 straight games…albeit with 0 HR’s and 1 game was a 1/1 b/c he didn’t even start, but still. Is there any chance he’s turned the corner?

Trickrey
Trickrey
1 year ago

I was offered Yermin Mercedes for my Emmanuel Clase in a 12 team H2H 6×6 league with OBP and SV+H. Do you see any value making this trade? I usually would part with any reliever but my current catcher is Christian Vasquez and UTIL is Yordan so trading for a bench catcher sounds slightly nauseating.

My current relievers are Trivino, Graveman, and Robles. Neris and plenty of viable relievers available on waivers

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
1 year ago

Ops Grey,

I had already traded Galvis for Wong. I therefore waived Grossman and picked Tejay Antone. He is on a strange waiver list. In my league, there are regular waivers and then waivers where multiple managers can choose the same player. A formula then decides who gets a player.

To try and get Zack Britten, I would there have to choose from the following list or pass:

The following hitters are potential players to be cut:

Pavin Smith
Tyler Naquin
Gio U
Robbie Grossman
Manuel Mariot
Eric Hosmer
Yoan Moncando

Thanks!!! Your help and promptness is very much appreciated

daze
daze
1 year ago

So Colorado just isnt playing Hampson much anymore.
Is he droppable for Fraley. I figure Fraley should give me the steals that Hampson cant get because of lack of playing time.

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Grabbed the Jesus in a keeper even though im loaded with OFers. We start 3(2 UTIL) and I already have Acuna, Soto, Trout(IL), Tucker, Riley, Upton. Was thinking of dealing Upton to upgrade at 1b. Hosmer has been killing me all season. What calibre of 1B do you think I could land for Upton? Aguilar? Could also deal Sanchez but hes kind of an unknown at this point. Would be easier after a couple of bombs.
Would you just outright drop Hosmer at this point? I was going to see how he did in the series in Colorado, but its hard to homer with a 2 degree launch angle.
Best FA 1b
Votto
J.Pederson
Vogelbach
Also, would you rather Y.Molina over O.Narvaez?
Thanks Grey. Keep up the great work!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Update to the Bob Watson story. In addition to the million tootsie rolls, the $10,000 came in the form of…one million pennies!!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Haha wtf

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do I seem like the kind of person who doesn’t take a million pennies and a million tootsie rolls seriously?

HamPorter
HamPorter
1 year ago

I have been stashing Brujan for a few weeks now in a 16 team H2H redraft. Brujan is a drop for Sanchez correct? With the uncertainty of when Brujan will actually be up and well…The Rays. I could also drop AJ Pollock or Eric Hosmer (who always seems to end up on my team no matter how many times I say I’m never drafting him again).

Thanks for the input!

Task Force
Task Force
1 year ago

With Laureano coming back soon I have to drop one of the following:

C.J Cron
Zach McKinstry
Akil Baddoo

Thanks!

Task Force
Task Force
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep just need to drop anyone of them to put Laureano back in my lineup.

Thanks

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Is there a site where your Friday sessions with Craig Mish are available archived? I’ve been looking around but can’t find anything recent. I was hoping for some Sanchez nuggets and just good fantasy discussions in general.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Would you drop naquin to pick up Jesus Sanchez?

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
1 year ago

When I drafted Mookie Story and Lindor I wasn’t planning on having them on my bench on most days. Yet, here we are…

Will
Will
1 year ago

Glasnow MRI reveals UCL tear. Hello, TJ surgery…

Hater Bell
Grey
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Yup

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nope – just rehab for now… just delaying the inevitable

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

hopefully he gets smarter a month in or less. just wasting time otherwise (n.anderson dynasty owners currently watching the clock tick off for no reason).

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Damn you jinxed him just so you could be right…. yells at moon.

Frank Burns
Frank Burns
1 year ago

swap Wil myers for India?
thx

Crimedog
Crimedog
1 year ago

Have a guy who needs pitching and willing to give randy arozarena. I have pitching and need hitting.

which pitcher would you try to trade away to get Arozarena? If your first pick doesn’t yield Randy who would you try next?

Also, how far are you willing to go? (gausman too much? lynn too much?)

Lynn, Gausman, Mahle, desclafani, Manoah, Framber

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Need to replace Glasnow and make a trade.

I’m in a small and shallow 6 team roto league – QS, K, ERA and WHIP. Every category and point matters.

Advice on the SP that provides the best combination of cross category results for the rest of the season between these in order?

Rodon – innings limit / missed starts coming?

Lynn – outperforming on ratios. His FIP, xFIP and SIERA much higher than ERA.

Ray – is it a mirage…will it last? Peripherals in line with ratios.

Framber – only a few starts back. Will the K’s be there?

Bubba Gum
Bubba Gum
1 year ago

Would u dump either Oneil or Adolis for the Jesus?

RICE
RICE
1 year ago

India or Schoop for 2B?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Need to bolster my pitching staff and thinking about sending McNeil or McNeil + Davidson for Stroman. What do you think?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I just checked the player rater and saw my biggest regret IKF in at 25. Then checked on Lourdes and he’s abysmal even with his recent hot stretch @ 277… like really? Brandon Lowe is somehow at 118 with his awful BA and K-rate – he does have the counting stats though. Should I swap out Lourdes for Lowe or do you think Lourdes is going to take off and out pace Lowe ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think I know where you’ll go with this, but Brandon Lowe or India?

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

12 team mixed, 6×6, OPS is a category.

Which side:

A: judge

B: Donaldson, Verdugo, Yarbrough

Thanks!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Jesus Sanchez or Andujar?

Thanks Grey!

ray
ray
1 year ago

Tommy John for Made of GLASSnow

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I spent like an hour of my life arguing with some dude in FB that was adamant he would take Glassnow over Scherzer this year….I tried to explain the value of attrition, but to no vail…now if you’ll excuse me, I have some linking to do lol

Bubba Gum
Bubba Gum
1 year ago

You like Bauer for Moncada straight up?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

By the way, you wanna talk All Star snubs? Matt Olson is like 9th in the AL 1st base, one spot behind Ji Man Choi

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

gotta get Oly in!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

I’d argue he’s been the second best position player in the AL this year behind Vladdy.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

wait what, hasn’t choi played like less than 25 games or so in total? he must be some kind of superstar in asia as we know how few people care about TB (at least for like 2 decades of people going to their games would indicate), he must be having like millions of his locals in asia be voting on him (i don’t mean HE causes this). voting on this crap is so ridiculous (it’s worse in NBA, where sometimes guys that haven’t been good in like 10 years or something get voted in). if this is true ryu is probably very high for AL SP’ers (of course he’s far closer to actually deserving it). what about hiura is he up there.

Coolwhip
1 year ago

Hahaha to be fair Kirilloff missed some time on the IL with wrist injury

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks so much for all your hard work!

I might have a chance to pick up Tejay Antone and/or Zack Britten. Should I try for both or one. If I pick one or two, then I have to waive a player or players from below

The following hitters are potential players to be cut:

Garrett Hampson
Tyler Naquin
Gio U
Robbie Grossman
Freddy Galvin
Manuel Mariot
Eric Hosmer

Thanks!!!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

10tm redraft OBP and total bases league
Who is your top 3 out of:
Jesus Sanchez,
Lourdes Gurriel
Votto,
Schoop,
Upton

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Jesus, it’s another Jesus question! Would you pick up Sanchez over Naquin? Thanks

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  stevie
1 year ago

for 12’ers this is almost certainly a yes, as i’m betting in standard 12’ers you can reobtain naquin or somebody like him.

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Nate lowe or schoop for 1b ros?

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
I have had Jarren Duran taking up a bench spot for over a month.
A would you drop him for Sanchez
B how do you compare them in terms of HR and steals.
C you think Duran call up is around the corner
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

All things being equal
You see them basically putting up the same stats

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry to beat a dead horse here
If I am looking for HR’s and SB’s
Who would be the better pick
Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Alps
1 year ago

Have you tried looking at their career minor league stats?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Alps
1 year ago

Either way, Sanchez is playing, Duran is not. Duran isn’t helping you with either at this juncture.

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Point well taken

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Alps
1 year ago

only point on duran over jesus would be the speed, which is hard to find. i lately dropped duran for jesus (seeing the AAA stats), when i say lately i mean like 2-3 weeks ago. i also have brujan stashed in that league anyway and could use the power in the short term.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey –

Cron or Mountcastle?

Olivares or Solak?

Thanks!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Jesus Sanchez get a bump up or down for OBP leagues?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

sadly it’s rare to find prospect call ups that get a bump UP in OBP. and the ones that do (i.paredes DET just sent down was only up for candelairo going to a funeral or something) tend to not have upside on the power/speed. clearly the ones who MIGHT eventually be good at all of those things are ranked VERY highly (like kelenic). a lot of them are great athletes for the power/speed but they either never do or it takes them a long time to come into the hit tool . remember brinson? adell? neither years ago were super low ranked in hit tool, but obviously neither so far has improved it at all at the MLB level. kelenic so far either (obv his sample is the smallest)

takis12
takis12
1 year ago

Grey,
what 10 guys would you keep for next season?
12 team keeper h2h league
olson
moncada
Bo
Betts
ALvarez
Tucker
Adolis Garcia
Jrod
Durran
Buhler
Sixto
CJ Abrams

Takis12
Takis12
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sounds good. ( Copy Paste for 2022)

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

I’m trying to figure out what SF is doing with Long.Are they stretching him out for the rotation?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sanchez is what I’m worrying about,was going to ask you if they might go to a 6 man rotation.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah,that’s why I didn’t really want to ask,cause who knows?LOL

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

He’s Yarbing!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: apologies in advance for another jesus question, but sanches or sano in roto redraft?

CP
CP
1 year ago

Drop dejong for jesus sanchez or hold?

Thanks!

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

10 team h2h categories league that’s heavily weighed towards obp. Stats are HR, TB, BB, OBP, SLG, SB for hitters. Which side you like?

Arozarena/Gausman for Yelich?

Thanks!

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You have any concerns about Randy’s statcast numbers? XBA .230, XSLG .401. Or is it more so you’re down on Yelich?

Appreciate the feedback!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 year ago

Drop Vogelbach, Myers or Cron to activate Sanchez from NA? Or hold in NA for a few days until Yahoo forces me to make a move?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

In a few days he’ll be in Coors.

JB
JB
1 year ago

Dynasty Roto
6×6 obp/QS

Your thoughts on sending Darvish for Olsen?

Jb
Jb
Reply to  JB
1 year ago

Bieber for Olsen or should i get more for him?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

AL-only keeper, Canning ($1) or Odorizzi ($13)? Care mostly about ROS as I’m in 2nd. No way Odorizzi would be kept under our rules, Canning not likely either unless he has a monster 2nd half.

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Would you rather have Swanson, A. Rosario, Olivares or Brujan as a last bench bat, assuming no real team needs in terms of particular stats or positions?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Call me crazy, but would you start KeBryan over Story, Machado or Abreu?

Tito211
Tito211
1 year ago

Grey,
12 team H2H keeper league.
Would you trade Kyle Lewis for Rodon?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Yes, you had a typo. You wrote Arozarena hit his 15th home run, but left out “since September 5, 2020.” It was his 9th this season. Meadows hit his 15th, so you figured everyone did.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
1 year ago

Dominic Smith, Alex Kirillof, or Will Myers ROS? 5×5 12 team looking for BA and Dingers

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sensai.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

What’s a decent Sanchez comp? Startable in a 12 teamer over Schwarber (when he cools off)?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Based on the prospect grades, he looks an awful lot like Kyle Lewis

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Please rank Jesus Sanchez, Upton, and Fraley. Thx.