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The following happened last weekend: Bryce Harper laid on the hotel bed, on his stomach, feet up behind him, as he whispered into the hotel phone, “Tell me another story.” From the other side of the line, “I’ve told you all my stories,” replied the Phanatic. Bang! Bang! Against the hotel window, something loudly rapped. The Phanatic asked Bryce, “What’s that?” “Oh, Phillies fans have been standing outside the hotel throwing batteries at my window.” Bang! Bang! Another loud rapping. Finally, Bryce went to the window to politely ask the fans to cut him some slack. Bryce slid the window open and hanging from the side of the balcony was, “…Oh, hey, Spencer Howard? What are you doing?” “They told me I was pitching this weekend, and no one was allowed in and out of the hotel.” “No games, man. I’m just flirting–um, talking to the Phanatic.” With that Bryce closed the window, and moments later, a muffled, “Uh, could you let me in?” And Bryce shut his window’s curtains. So, Spencer Howard is being called up any day now. Prospect Hobbs gave us about 1200 words about him in his Spencer Howard fantasy, but here’s a juicy bit of tid, “Across rookie-level (just 5 1/3 innings), High-A and Double-A in 2019, Spencer Howard churned out 71 frames with 94 strikeouts to achieve a 2.03 ERA/0.83 WHIP/2.62 FIP. In producing those numbers, he cut down on his BB/9 from 3.2 in 2018 to 2.6, also finishing with a 11.2 K/9 in 2019. 30 2/3 of those innings came at the Double-A level, where he produced an equally impressive 2.35 ERA backed up closely by a 2.66 xFIP. For the complete picture, Howard pitched 211 1/3 innings across parts of three seasons in the Minors with a 3.28 ERA/1.14 WHIP, 12.0 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and 0.4 HR/9. That’s as good as Grey is bad.” Okay, not cool, but I’m in love with Spencer, and would grab him in all leagues. By the way, regarding the title: You’ve seen one New Jersey joke, you’ve seen a mall. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Chadwick Tromp – Setting up my Tromp/H. Pence 2020 campaign signs on the front lawn. Credit to our very talented graphic designer and writer, Coolwhip:

Travis d’Arnaud – The French Terminator is eating Celeste pizza, saying c’est la vie and taking nom de plumes.

Max Stassi – Usually leave catcher pickups to two at the most, but I’m being instructed–ordered–Sorry, yes, sir! I’m sorry, Stassi! No, I can’t speak German! I’m sorry! Please, I said I’d pick you up!

Jesus Aguilar – Yo, 1st basemen suck so far this year. Absolute garbage. Travis d’Arnaud is one of the best 1st basemen, and he’s a catcher. ACKSUALLY, there’s two catchers in the top 10 1st basemen for the last week with d’Arnaud and Grandal. More like yucksually.

Shed Long Jr. – You hear about the Brewers’ fan who was accidentally watching the wrong game? He kept asking where’s Houser, when it was really a Shed Long.

Joey Wendle – Mr. Wendle ain’t no bum, but he is a platoon player.

Andres Gimenez – Hesitant about throwing the full weight of my considerable influence on picking up And-Gim/And-Gim number 9 hitter, but he does have speed if he gets playing time.

Maikel Franco – His early start has not received enough attention. He’s…Um…Well…Guess he’s been hot. That’s enough attention for now.

JaCoby Jones – If you pick him up, he can be a hot bat and file your tax extension.

Kole Calhoun – I see a hot schmotato risin’ from his glorious ginger head.

Monte Harrison – Already gave you my Monte Harrison fantasy. It was written half-cocked out of my mind.

Wil Myers – Two travelers were lost in the desert for months. They survived by eating cacti and drinking anything they could find. Eventually, they stumbled, dehydrated and near-death, into a small town in Arizona. The first thing they saw was Wil Myers had won the NL MVP. “I think we’re dead.” “I hope so, since the alternative is I drank your urine for this.”

Jo Adell – Just gave you my Jo Adell fantasy. It was written while jet-skiing in a rather large hot tub.

A.J. Pollock – Who needs Mookie?! *every Mookie Betts fantasy owner raises their hand, some raise both their hands* Im struggin 2 finnnish typeing blurb wit hands n air.

Brett Gardner – As I sow my garden for hot schmotatoes, I turnip Gardner.

Matt Kemp – The flavor of the month at Culver’s is brain custard with the mix-ins of crackers and dumb, and Bud Black is ordering extra helpings. Yet, Kemp is hitting, so there’s that.

Luis Patino – Just gave you my Luis Patino fantasy. It was written while climbing up the side of Teddy Roosevelt’s nose

David Peterson – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to mask manufacturers to find out if they have masks that cover whole faces if a robot wanted to look like a human.

Austin Voth – Sunday’s streamers are kinda meh, so I reached a little for Voth, but this is also a Streamonator call (barely). “Maybe something that could make me look like Antonio Banderas?”

Andre Scrubb – The Astros would go to Pressly if he’s healthy. “If he’s healthy” has its own IRA and wants to travel the country in an RV. I currently own Andre Scrubb, who’s better than his name indicates, and Blake Taylor.

Jairo DiazShow me a Jairo named Buster! No one? Kind of an obscure rap lyric, it’s okay. Sorta like Diaz. Okay. When you get excited about pitchers in Coors, it’s when it all goes wrong. O?ekávání, that’s expectations in Czech.

Daniel Hudson – Him being available in more than 50% of leagues makes no sense. He’s the Nats’ closer. Ya know, the Nats. They won the World Series last year. Ya know, Daniel Hudson, who is good.

Brandon Kintzler – Could’ve also listed Seth Lugo, Dan Altavilla, Juan Coalsteinez, Carl Edwards Jr., and many more without even making up fake names, well, besides Juan Coalsteinez.

Ty Buttrey – In the Angels’ holding pen pecking order, which sounds like a euphemism for purgatory, Buttrey then Pena would be my guess. There’s so much possible SAGNOF and so little ulcer medicine.

Ryan HelsleyCards ditched Kim quicker than Eminem, and now it’s either Helsley or Gallegos or about seven other guys, but prolly Helsley.

Rowan Wick – Going into the season, there was maybe five iffy closer shituations. Think we’re up to about 15 now.

Keone Kela – He’s from Hawaii, and considered a Pacific Islander, and Magnum P.I. was in Hawaii and…is P.I. a Pacific Islander? No, but the Pirates last locked-in closer was a privates investigator. *walks out of that stream of consciousness, towels off hair*

SELL

Corey Seager – Haha, I hate Corey Seager. Why is this a recurring theme of my life? Was I spanked at a fancy restaurant while Bob Seger played and accidentally farted on my father’s hand? “Daddy, your hand was Against the Wind.” Why was Bob Seger being played at a fancy restaurant? So many questions, and I’m not sure we have time for the answers. To find Corey Seager’s name for this sell, I went to the Player Rater to see who was overperforming. Saw Trent Grisham, but what are you getting in a trade for him? Saw Dansby, but same-same, right? Saw Luis Robert and slapped my own butt for even thinking about selling him high. Then, Seager caught my eye, and thought about whether he was different or Still The Same? His Ks are way down (good), and his walks (less good). His BABIP is a little goofy high and so is his HR/FB%. In a short season, there’s gonna be some weird overperformers, so I’m not saying sell Seager for a ticket to an escape room that is just a locked closet and is really a Shakedown, but I would go to our fantasy baseball trade analyzer and explore options.

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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
2 years ago

12 teamer dynasty h2h with slugging and OBP added. have this, gotta drop somebody for h.dozier (1B/3B/RF)
C kraken
1B votto
2B muncy (1-3B)
3B jd davis (LF)
SS mondesi
LF leury G (2B/SS all OF)
CF acuna (all OF)
RF $54 steak
util (1) j.polanco (SS)
BN: tsutsugo (3B/LF), k.davis (DH), E5 (1B, and he might be DL’d shortly, which would save a drop)

DL (10): h.dozier (1B/3B/RF), yordan (LF), antana (almost everything)

gotta be k.davis or E5 dropped. if we think k.davis remains lefty only side guy he’s easy.

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Hicks or verdugo? Looks like hicks is batting 3rd for yanks

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

c’mon giolito do NOT get at least 3 more K’s, i benched singer and paxton (otherwise called 15 K’s) to protect ratios in money h2h with large K lead (also will lose losses by 1 if giolito wins from the singer win bench); but i’m still murdering this guy in saves and all hitting cats.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

sweet, the wins are stuck tied and the K’s are mine by 3. and 54 buck steak is crushing lately. shame i only have that dude in one spot (shallow 12 dynasty where some twit dropped him after a week or so)

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
2 years ago

lose wins, we don’t have losses (however i used to be in a different money league with some of thse same owners that DID have that, it was quite stupid). i would’ve lost wins if marshall didn’t cough up that hold (and colome held up the save)

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
2 years ago

Please rank Tauchman, Mike Ford and Brian Goodwin. Thanks so much!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

AL only, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have this:
C kraken
1B y.gurriel (3B)
2B arraez 3B/OF
3B vlad
SS lil nicky (back starting, whew, only other SS starter out there yet is rengifo, who i had while lil nicky was being benched)
MI s.long (2B/OF)
CI swiggy (1B)
OF (4) choo, lou bob, box wine (gallo), mercado
util (1) otani
BN toddfather (1B/3B)
drop toddfather for either zimmer or sunday santana, it would protect my mercado starts when he doesn’t, such as lately. zimmer’s listed as the righty side guy but him and sunday seem to start as often as each other at least lately.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

We need a suspension prayer octagon for Laureano – he got tossed for charging the Astros dugout

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i know the circumstances around corona don’t help, but there are 2 things that stand out – 1. Laureano got beaned 2x and 2. the Astros bench coach was yapping the entire time

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

that astros coach better be getting significant time – def longer than whatever Laureano is getting. Coaches are held to a higher standard and shouldn’t be yelling at an opposing player

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

this’ll be some kind of good news if a bunch of OAK guys go out on this, s.brown time baby.

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

We starting J Gray at home vs Dbacks tomorrow? 12 teamer, but he’s been decent in coors

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  prestige
2 years ago

COL mostly hasn’t had hitting by anybody (by either team hitting there), my guess is grey assumes that’ll regress back to normal in not long. if this is h2h question it could be a yes (probably not for 12’ers though). the fear of ruining your ratios in season roto is far greater than to take this risk.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

2nd straight game Lamet takes a no hitter into the 6th. Hopefully this one turns out better.

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Who do you prefer senzel or verdugo?

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Thoughts on rafael montero? Stud, dud, or somewhere in between (Paul Rudd?) for saves+holds league?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

hope he doesn’t end up like rudd here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3iR2AmVgs

just got this show (delocated) funnier as shit.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Weekly FAAB claims for a 12 team 5X5 roto league
Burdi went down as soon as I got him last week & Robles is stinking it up so they both need to be dropped
Kikuchi is pretty meh and could be dropped for either a RP or SP
Peraza has nice position eligibility in daily lineups but otherwise nothing special so far.

Available bats are: Hays, D Moore, Frazier, Aguilar ( I have Olson at 1B but he could be utility), J Martinez, & Tauchman
SP: Freeland, Gausman, Kay, Allard, Duffy, Gibson, Kukl, Bubic, Davidson, & Peterson
RP: Jairo, Rosenthal, Wick/Jeffress, Buttrey, T Williams,Goody, Heuer, Karinchak, Holland, Romo, & Soria
I think I would put in bids for Jairo, Buttrey, Karinchak & Wick (in that order?)
1. Next 2 best RPs after?
2. Bid for a SP for Kikuchi or a 3rd RP & let things shake out?
3. Bid for which top 2 hitters or stand pat for Peraza?
Thanks for all your help …hope your weekend is going great!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Also Framber is available …I assume he would be the top SP to bid on

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team Cat

Buxton heating up, is he worth using the number 1 waiver priority on? Would be used as my last OF.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

10T 5×5

Paxton’s on the wire:

Drop any of the following for him:

SP
Pearson
Gallen
Glasnow
Darvish
Kershaw

RP
Hudson
Hand
Montero
Jimenez

Thanks

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

In a 10 team, standard 5×5 cat, roto league
C: Garver
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Hanser Alberto
SS: Bogaerts
MI: Andrus
CI: Christian Walker
OF: Acuña
OF: JD
OF: Harper
OF: Grisham
UTIL: Kyle Lewis
UTIL: Yastrzemski
Bench: Lowe
IL: Yordan Alvarez
IL: Hunter dozier (ready to be activated)
IL: Josh donaldson

SP: Darvish, Giolito, Plesac, Heaney, Lamet, Houser, Wheeler
RP: Karinchak, Melancon, Jansen, Presly, Wick
IL: Odorizzi (ready to be activated)

1) I need to drop a pitcher to activate odorizzi… You mentioned karinchak and that’s the move I think since it’s saves only. Do you think odorizzi will be of value this year? If not, I can drop odorizzi and karinchak and just stream that spot

2) I need to drop a bat to activate hunter dozier. Is the drop hanser Alberto? Or should it be someone else (maybe dozier?)

3) do you replace garver or hold? Stassi and D’Arnaud are available

4) do you like any of these pitchers over my guys?
-Desclafani
-Kelly
-Marco Gonzales
-Griffin Canning

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Villar is a closet Mets fan

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

As a bit of a batting rant – my squad is just killing me with these Ks and barely hitting above the Mendoza line. On the plus side, I previously mentioned how Suarez would be the top ranked player starting today if he reaches his preseason projects – you can add Bellinger and Olson to that group as well. Also, if you can – see if you can get the SNY feed for all of Villar’s ABs last night – Keith Hernandez just goes off on Villar for his garbage ABs

C- Will Smith
1B- Matt Olson
2B- Villar
3B- Suarez
SS- Story
OF- Betts, Bellinger, Laureano
UTIL- Mondesi

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I think this Eugenio Suarez slump is a conspiracy by Y! – he leads off the inning with a single to center and Y! has him flying out to center and never acknowledges that the Resds had 1st and 3rd with 1 out in the top of the 6th…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wouldn’t it be something if they don’t? Essentially I’d have 4 guys who were around the mendoza line – Bellinger, Olson, Villar, and Suarez

you’ll have your hands full with 2021 sleeper posts if ESPN and Y! discounted a bunch of guys at the expense of other guys who went on 60 game heaters

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Don’t discount the weirdness that is ESPN and Y! Fantasy guys

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

This also got me thinking – how different would Bellinger’s career trajectory be if he had this kind of start last season, when he was batting 7th or not even playing when a lefty was starting?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah made it real odd how Mattingly was treating Bellinger last year to start off the season – if Belly doesn’t go on the heater, god knows how long he would’ve been platooning

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Moose to the IL
Do you like Dylan Moore (@tex and @hou this week fwiw) or Jake Cronenworth (@lad and @ari) better?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wire is slim for MI: you prefer Jose Iglesias, Andres Gimenez, or Garrett hampson over cronenworth?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hampson has only been playing since COL had 4 lefties in a row vs SEA, that’s a weird anomaly. i had to go check on that since it might look like bud f’ing black wised up, but nope 4 str lefties.

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Paxton looking mighty fine today

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  prestige
2 years ago

oh yeah, yet on bench in non deep leagues till he showed that. i think i have morton is all the same leagues i have paxton too, so good news with the bad

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
2 years ago

16 team dynasty roto with OBP and slugging added to AVG. have this:
C w.smith
1B hoskins
2B beef jerky man (BAL, 3B)
3B suarez
SS story
IF moreland (1B)
LF legs mcneil (2B/3B/RF)
CF laureano (RF)
RF harper
OF ketel one (2B/SS/CF)
util (1) otani
BN kingery (most everything)
DL (10): mostsuckass (2B/3B)
NA (10, only relevant is lux)

best order of adding one of these: cactus jesus, bruce, toddfather, tauchman,

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah i had bruce/tauchman/cactus/toddfather but wasn’t sure on the top end.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i will “take the heat” but it’ll still “never be enough”

still can’t believe that song wasn’t written as a joke by pt anderson

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Soler or JD Mart for this season?

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Welp someone dropped Mondesi in my 10 team OBP league. I have #2 In claim. Doubt I get him. But what’s your thoughts on him?

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I hope so. Smh. Wish I knew the guy was tired of him. Ugh. I would of gave him someone.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

in an OBP league, Mondesi gets dinged a little bit since he sports an OBP around .300 – it really depends on how much you need those SBs… like if you are getting a bunch of SBs across all your other guys, Mondesi might be hurting you more than helping

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Im winning big this 23-2 and I have 4 starters going today:

1) James Paxton (NYY) @ TB
2) Matt Shoemaker (TOR) @ BOS
3) Sonny GRay (CIN) @ MIL
4) Cristian Javier (HOU) @ OAK

Shoudl I start any of them?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

its more of going for league records now. I’m thinking starting Gray and Javier

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Personal satifsaction LOL

chris pierce
chris pierce
2 years ago

Would you trade Kyle Lewis for Dustin May?

I have bellinger, Rosario, laurenano, Jimenez, addel already.

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

SON hates them both, would you stream either VV home vs Braves or Singer home vs Twins today? Thanks for all your help as always!

Task Force
Task Force
2 years ago

With Stanton hitting the IR again… *sigh* who should I pick up to replace him in a 6X6 OBP?

Santander
L Garcia
Tauchman
Hayes
Harrison
Peralta

Thanks in advance

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Someone dropped Paxton in my 12 teamer. Are you still saying far away from him?

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Never heard of this Ynoa guy pitching for the Braves today. Is he worth a look in 15 teamers or any thoughts on him?

Thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Why is Travis Shaw batting third in any lineup? I really don’t think the Blue Jays are being managed well from Montoya. You basically kill every rally between Biggio/Bichette before you get to Gurriel/Vlad Jr.

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Best shots at the W to close the week out?

Heaney @Rangers (Lynn)
Eovaldi home vs Blue Jays (Shoemaker)
Lynn home vs Angels (Heaney)
Velasquez home vs Braves (Ynoa)

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Happy Spencer Howard Day!!! Lets avoid the roofie today!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

aaaannnddd we got roofied!!! Yay!!!

Really put the exclamation point on my very bad, no good fantasy day

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I guess it was delayed – 4 ERs and a 1.71 WHIP

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 years ago

Shocker your bf Mr Glass hurt again

JC
JC
2 years ago

Would you trade away Brantley and Lester for Lucas Gio and Bux?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

Yes

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Hi Grey, great stuff once again! 2 questions about the cards for you:

1) with Ryan Helsley getting covid, do you still see him as getting a chance at saves?

2) do you think there is a good chance Alex Reyes gets a look to close games out?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Chris
2 years ago

Meh

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

The answer is “yes” ….do pick up Rosenthal. Ugh. So many mistakes. So far, Just one of those years for both of us,

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I know! He blows and the team stinks.

I traded Brantley and Lester for Lucas Gio. My backfill will be Bux or Cutch. Have to wait a day to find out.

leon
leon
2 years ago

Mcmahon/Kingery or Grisham/Austin hays. 16 man 6×6 dynasty

thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  leon
2 years ago

Grisham side

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
2 years ago

Don’t laugh, but Karinchak or Hader in a S+H league? Hader has all of 3 IP and 2 saves. The offense has the fewest runs scored and is terrible. Yelich doesn’t have the protection around him with loss of Grandal and Moose and Cain who was the table setter opted out. I question if Hader will get as many opportunities for a save or hold as Karinchak might. Right now he’s on pace for 15 IP. Crazy consideration?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Bat Flip
2 years ago

trade hader if you ain’t vibing him

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 years ago

That’s what I was thinking of doing and then picking up Karinchak by dropping an unneeded piece.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Start Spencer Howard tomorrow v. Atl or wait and see?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Me drafting Adalberto and Olson with my first 2 picks after keepers instead of Judge is really stinging right now. As I started typing this, Adalberto hit it deep to center only for Buxton to make an incredible catch at the wall

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
2 years ago

GREY

Drop Candelario or Shaw for Domingo Santana? 12 TM AL ONLY

SF
SF
2 years ago

Thank you!

SF
SF
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

With Odorizzi coming off the IL need to make space for him. I could drop Hampson who is my bench bat or one of my SP’s, either Singer or McCullers. I like Hampson because he has multiposition eligibilty but don’t know if his playing time is worth keeping. Also iffy on McCullers after his last few starts.

Thanks!

SF
SF
2 years ago

Hi Grey,.

Need a spot to activate Odorizzi. Can drop Hampson who is a bench bat, or from my SP’s I could drop Singer or McCullers. Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 years ago

Glasnow is looking cruddy again. Over 70 pitches and still not out of 3rd.

Montas, Gallen or German Marquez (do we trust him once more) over Glasnow?

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
2 years ago

S+H league- Karinchak or Colome?

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you’re doing well. I have odorizzi on IL, but thinking of taking a wait and see approach and leaving him there for his first start in my roto league.

I’d most likely have to drop one of karinchak or wick to activate him. In a saves only league, who do you drop?

Do you make the move now and just activate odorizzi? Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 years ago

Glasnow is looking cruddy again. Over 70 pitches and still not out of 3rd.

Montas, Gallen or German Marquez (do we trust him once more) over Glasnow?

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey there Grey,

1. Rafael Montero or Anthony Bass for saves?

and

2. Johnathan Hernandez or Diego Castillo for Holds, Ks, ratios

hondo
hondo
2 years ago

Today is Frank Howards birthday.That is all.Peace.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

Having a hard time deciding who to start in my UTIL slot today – Robert, JD Mart or Bregman. White Sox face the tougher pitcher challenge in Plesac and he other two have been really unproductive. Advice?

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

ChiSox move Robert back to 6-hole behind Gravdal and Mazara. (Insert eye roll emoji here)

gary z
gary z
Reply to  Play Ball
2 years ago

wow. He’s not a leadoff hitter, but I’d put him between Moncada and Jimenez

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  gary z
2 years ago

Agreed

gary z
gary z
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

Would you start Pablo at Mets tonight?

Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 years ago

Would you take Montas or Maeda for ratios and QS?

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
2 years ago

I was hoping to get your thoughts on Jake Cronenworth. Schmotato? Monocle? He has 1B and SS eligibility currently. I read that he might slide over to 2B when Hosmer returns which I think would add some more value. Do you think he ends up getting enough ABs to be worthwhile at that point? Seems to have a little power in the bat, and stole some bases in the minors. The Padres seem to like him. Extremely small sample but that OPS looks gorgeous currently.

Thank you sir.

luvdarooks
2 years ago

Probably dumping this year.
NL Keeper $260 high inflation where MiLB salary are frozen till I activate. I put 2021 salary in for these MLB players. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.
Here are 3 trade scenarios A -B- C. Which will be better for my team moving forward?

“A” I Get DMay7 KWright7 Sixtosanchez(5) O.Albies25— I Give: Degrom41Joyce10 AAquino20 O.Navarez15

“B” I get M.Soroka 12 NGorman(5) Suzuki(throw in) — I Give: O.Navarez15 Kershaw20 (May have to insert degrom to get him to bite) A.Aquino20

“C” I get T.Grisham 10 Nickgonzalez(5)—I give: Kershaw20 MJoyce10

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Same question as above for Eshelman starting for Bal @Washington. Worth a look in 15 teamer?

Thanks!

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Haven’t heard of this Starling Sharp pitching for Miami today. Worth a stream in 15 teamer @Mets today?

luvdarooks
2 years ago

Probably dumping this year.
NL Keeper $260 high inflation where MiLB salary are frozen till I activate. I put 2021 salary in for these MLB players. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.
Here are 3 trade scenarios A -B- C. Which will be better for my team moving forward?

“A” I Get DMay7 KWright7 Sixtosanchez(5) O.Albies25— I Give: Degrom41Joyce10 AAquino20 O.Navarez15

“B” I get M.Soroka 12 NGorman(5) Suzuki(throw in) — I Give: O.Navarez15 Kershaw20 (May have to insert degrom to get him to bite) A.Aquino20

“C” I get T.Grisham 10 Nickgonzalez(5)—I give: Kershaw20 MJoyce10

luvdarooks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I should have asked you to rate them which one should I offer first? Thanks Grey :)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I know I am starting Kershaw at home vs SF, and Paddack at home vs ARI, but would you start Montas at home vs HOU? Would you start all 3?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I am also thinking about dropping J.A. Happ. and I have a few choices:

Brandon Bielak
Tommy Milone
Cal Quantrill
Brad Keller
Chad Kuhl

Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

is he starting or bullpen?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok i’ll drop JA Happ for him. Thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

apparantly it was a spot start. I need someone to go every fifth day. WHo would you go with from that list?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Morning Grey!

SON was off its game yesterday; between Boyd, Kikuchi, & Canning, my ERA/WHIP got killed.

Already dropped Kikuchi & Boyd, but holding Canning for the moment. Is he still worth holding?

2nd question: in a 12-team 6×6 Roto redraft league; is Adell worth holding or is he gonna get benched for “rest” on the reg and is more of a better baseball player than fantasy baseball player? Verdugo is currently available.

Last question: dealing with the PPD games for the Cubs and currently don’t have a Catcher this weekend. Any of these guys worth adding for the weekend (would need to drop Canning or Jeffress to make room):

Tromp
Nola
Severino

Thanks as always and have a great weekend!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you!

Also, what are your thoughts on Verdugo for ROS?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

At what point should I give up on JD Mart? Sox are 22% into the season. In 49 AB and 13 games he’s a whopping 5/0/3/.224 and all his RBI came in the first or second game of season. His Statcast numbers are down too so it’s not like he’s unlucky.

In a short season how long would you give stars before it’s too late to improve on counting stats and ratios?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

The Mets are less an organization and more a state of consciousness https://twitter.com/cespedesbbq/status/1291919530747469824?s=21

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

ROS, I can only have 3 of M Kelly, T.Mahle, Pablo Lopez, Dobnak and S.Howatd……which to keep in redraft?

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

Hey grey! Would you replace D Jansen with any of ANola Carintini Tromp?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

JC
JC
2 years ago

1. Pick two for holds please: holds….Dolis, Romano, May, Petite, McFarland, Alexander, Clippard, Wick, Jeffress, Scrubb.

2. Pick two for saves please: Gott, Rosenthal, Sulcer

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Bummer left with what looked like an elbow injury.

Bummer.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

at least this made my swap of Bummer for Spencer Howard an easy call

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

HA!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Man, good thing the Marlins got rid of Christian Yelich.

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Mr. Grey? I have a plethora of outfielders in a 12 team roto. Who is the drop among Teoscar, Happ, and Riley?

Would you add Spencer Howard over Merrill Kelly?

I have Hudson,Bradley and Bass as closers. Any reason to add Nick Anderson who is probably the best pitcher of the three?

Thanks to the Master.

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Was curious:
Turnbull vs pit or Howard vs atl for a stream this Sunday?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Curiosity satisfied.

Bobby Nice
Bobby Nice
2 years ago

My Alonso for his T. Turner?
I’ve got Olson as UTIL and Berti at SS. Both guys suckin right now. What’s your spidey sense telling you? Who’s better ROY?

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Bout time you show a little respect for the great Wil Myers.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Verdugo over Monte, right?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

If Eugenio Suarez gets to his preseason projections, he’s going to be the #1 ranked fantasy player ROS

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Scrubb or Jeffress?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Have the Regression Fairies caught up with Kyle Seager? IOW, drop him for Franco?

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

Ok to start Civale tonight @ CHW in roto 7×7 including L and QS?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Snell did not look comfortable after striking out Judge. Now he’s out

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Damn he looked dominant early on

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Patrick Sandoval taking over Ohtani’s SP Spot

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

Hey grey! Here’s hoping for Howard to be up soon!

As a bench bat, do you like leury garcia or Jon Berti? Could use average in particular, but SBs are always great.

Will
Will
2 years ago

Entire Cubs -Cards series canceled per MLB just now.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

1. Need to drop a RP in a league where sVes Zbd holds are separate cats. I have Iglesias, Wick, May, Gott, Sulcer and Jeffress. Who goes?

2. Yesterday you counseled to start Odorizzi. Today not so much. It is a league that allows a max of 74 starts. Coin toss or something change? Thanks!

3. L Castillo owner notoriously tough to trade with. But his so-so start ( and lack of run support) makes me want to take a stab. It would likely take Laureano, Brantley or Eugenio. Thoughts?