You ever go into Spencer’s Gifts and ask where the whoopie cushions are then, when shown, say, “No, the ones with the really wet farts?” Ah, I guess we’re built different. I did used to keep myself up at night wondering about the people in Taiwan who would work at the fake vomit factory all day, then go home and tell their loved ones, “No dinner tonight, I lost my appetite.” Just brutally sad. Where’s those peoples’ documentary on Netflix?! Huh?! Any hoo! Spencer Strider (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.60) is fantastic, and I’m not just talking about his mustache. Well, I am, but it’s more than that. His last three starts: 18 IP, 8 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 30 Ks and a beautiful mustache! How long do we have to wait until this guy turns into Touki Toussaint?! The truly remarkable thing, his peripherals are even purdier than his surface numbers — 14 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 2.42 xFIP. He’s got a 2.60 ERA, and he’s being unlucky! Mah gawd, Mr. Man Stache! And they say you have to draft starters early. Sure thing, clean-shaven faces. Whatever you say. Anyway. here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Harris II – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer. Harris, The Dos with seis dongo!

Michael Wacha – Headed to the IL. Sad Fozzie Bear, shaking his head like Al from Happy Days, “Wacha, Wacha, Wacha.”

Chris Sale – Could return on Tuesday, and he’s looked pretty meh in rehab, so I’m conflicted. I’ve been waiting for a while for this day, since I drafted him in one league about seven months ago, but I don’t want to have to activate him and have him finish his rehab on my bench, i.e., I paid retail with Sale and having buyer’s remorse. By the by, Sale also went batshizz crazy after his last rehab start, smashing up the clubhouse:

Josh Winckowski – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.35. Josh Winckowski sounds like a kid on a Disney Channel sitcom, and I’m not Raven about that start.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, a grand slam, and his 2nd homer in as many games. If he’s available, you might want to try smashing that Josh button.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because you’re not really picking him up, but maybe you should.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.26. Rafael Devers (2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer) was all the damage vs. Cole, as it always is. Devers has six homers vs. Cole in 23 at-bats. A dwarf in Pedro’s arms chanting, “Who’s your daddy?” but for only Cole when Devers comes up.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last five games. Altuve coming up big! *chuckles, gives self a low-five*

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 3rd homer in four games. Captain Woo Cubano is doing all this while managing Afa and Sika in my imagination.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Think I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t remember because I write 2,000 words everyday, but I wonder if Verlander will be limited in the 2nd half, due to not pitching last year. He’s such a beast, I doubt it, but I guess you never know. And that’s me possibly paraphrasing me!

Darick Hall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Isn’t it always like this: Highly touted prospect comes up — farting on Vidal Brujan’s thigh — and he does nothing. Rando prospect who everyone’s like, “Meh,” and he is King Shizz.

Luis GarciaNats’ infielder left the game with a stomach issue. That’s one way for the Nats to score some runs.

Reid Detmers – Was added to the taxi squad, but hasn’t been told when or if he’d start. Detmers is the best addition to a taxi squad since Randy Dobnak.

Adley Rutschman – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 1st homer ever at Camden! *Orioles move fences back another 100 feet* And maybe ever!

Jordan Lyles – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50. Lyles provided the Orioles their 15th start in 20 games with fewer than two earned runs. Yeah, well, when you move the fences back three-point-six miles, these things happen.

Ty France – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Raise your red, white and blue, and salute your nearest sandwich on baguette, France has risen.

Cal Raleigh – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer. True, and very boring story alert! I had Raleigh in the Buy that’s coming later today, but I mentioned him last week, and he’s very boring, so I left him off, but he’s been hot, so if you must.

Dylan Moore – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. This was more of a fly out to Lourdes Gurriel Jr., but it bounced out of his glove and over the fence. “C’mon, man, use your head.” That’s Jose Canseco.

Yusei Kikuchi – Hit the Ineffective List with a “Man, this guy sucks.” There’s no known cure yet.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, and his 19th and 20th homer. Mookie Best!

Justin Turner – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. Want a cheap guy to buy who could be better in the 2nd half? I could see it with Toomgis.

Tony Gonsolin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.62. *Slopping himself in Drakkar Noir* Reporter, “What are you doing?” Tony, “Keeping away the Regression Fairies.”

Gavin Lux – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Lux sounds all fancy, and his stats are so yawnstipating that I can only imagine a Gavin is a type of hammock, so a Gavin Lux is a fancy one.

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.82. Looks like someone hasn’t even missed a beat! Brusdar Graterol left the game with oblique soreness, so I’d keep an eye on Evan Phillips, but Roberts really seems to want to go down with the Kimbrel ship.

Christopher Morel – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he moves up the eight hole. David Ross writing on the windows at Harvard with mathematical equations why his best leadoff man is hitting at the bottom of the order.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. He could get hot, things can change, but, guys and five girl readers, he feels kinda whatever as he moves into another, not-so-great phase of his career.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 5th steal. Okay, who gave Schoop the greenies?

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.45 vs. Beau Brieske – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.16. This matchup was billed as, “I can’t catch a freakin’ break with my wins luck.” As you can imagine, not a ton of people call it that. Only thing more lifeless than the Tigers are the White Sox. Just two teams who are on their third hand raise by the ref while Sgt. Slaughter applies the Cobra Clutch.

Jurickson Profar – Collided with C.J. Abrams, and needed to be carted off the field. Was a pretty scary moment for Profar as he was walking off the field, he fell over. Not sure why no one had their arm around him, helping him off. As someone who once got hit in the head, then decided it was a good idea to become a fantasy baseball blogger, prayers up for Profar.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.09. One more start before his dreaded 2nd half decline. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Logan Webb – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.98. Between Cobb and Wood, just a whole lotta “Should be better,” but Webb is “Should be pretty much exactly this.”

Diego Castillo – 2-for-6 and his 9th homer. Diego’s not gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he hasn’t been playing every day, but he has been hitting well when playing.

Roansy Contreras – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.78. He was sent down following the game, but that sounds like it was purely clerical, due to the doubleheader. He will have his IP watched, but not this soon. Streamonator didn’t like this start, and, honestly, I’m having a hard time giving Roansy a full-throated endorsement, which sounds like he’s running for mayor of Porntown.

Jonathan India – 4-for-8, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Never thought I’d live to see the day that Jonathan India had a two-plus hit day or Edward Olivares would get to stay in the lineup past the 6th inning. It’d be nice if Pasquantino would add some breadsticks to the standard meatballs in his box score line, but we take what we can get.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-8 and his 6th homer. He’s like a cheap Adam Duvall. Call him Can’t-go-to-the-beach-so-listening-through-a-Shelly Duvall. If Naquin gets hot, could be a huge pickup for, like, a week or three.

James McCann – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Sung a’la Yankee Doodle Dandy, “Stuck a finger in his crap and called it McCann.”

J.D. Davis – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Jonathan Davis Davis with a season’s worth of stats in one game (for him).

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76. Was thisclose to streaming Williams, but I streamed Bello on Wednesday, and I was hurt, scared, frightened. What more could I possibly endure? I screamed at my body pillow that I outfitted in Giancarlo’s jersey. Comfort, he gave me. Advice, he did not.

Chris Bassitt – Will return today from the Covid IL. Bassitt said, “Woof, woof, woof.” Hmm, I think I asked the wrong Bassitt.

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luvdarooks
2 months ago

I Get Oneil Cruz 7 (2023 salary). THESE MiLB $ stay till they come up –Armstrong Crow 2 –Francisco Alvarez 10.
All get a $5/year raise ONLY when an ACTIVE MLB.

I trade a next year $24 Soto for a hopeful nice run the next couple of years
Do it OR hold ? Soto aint bad at $24 in an NL $260 league 5×5 using BA.
Will Cruz and Alvarez bring a better profit next year?

luvdarooks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

it is a SOTO trade for all 3 ( crus Armstrong and Alvarez) —
I give up SOTO a keeper for at least 2 more years .
Sorry for the confusion Grey. Trade soto or not ?

luvdarooks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks !! Make it a great weekend

PensacolaPrimes
PensacolaPrimes
2 months ago

Grey,
Took Bo at #2 overall in my h2h 12 team points league. Really love his game, reminds me in some ways of Jeter. He’s been productive this year, but really hoping this hitting streak is the catalyst to him having a huge second half. What are your thoughts on Bo ROS? Thanks brother!

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Charlie
Charlie
2 months ago

Grey, Happy Friday and Shabbat Shalom!! 10 team, h2h, 6×5 including ops. Was offered his Scherzer and Semien for my Strider and Jazz. Which side do you prefer? Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!

denp1717
denp1717
2 months ago

Manaea a drop for Lodolo? Have a great weekend!

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
2 months ago

Hey Grey, do you like Castellanos to hit more in second half? Got offered shaky lately Manoah for him. I could use another high quality SP. Thanks for your take!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Sherm Reinhardt
2 months ago

i doubt you’re going to get an offer like that any time soon. going into yesterday he had a .684 OPS, so he’ll probably do better than that, but how much better as that’s sub replacement level for an entire half a season and pretty sure not injured. if people are willing to trade off top 20 SP’s for that i’d take it an run and not worry about how much better he gets.

bpbball
bpbball
2 months ago

Blackmon, Franmil, TWard, Laureano? Please rank for ROS thanks!

Michael Durkee
Michael Durkee
2 months ago

Anyone rolling out Giolito today?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Hope you had a great 4th. I am thinking about doing something i would bnever have thought of doing. Would you bench Mike Trout (1-22 13 K’s last 7 days)?
Am I overreacting?

Thanks as always

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

yep, the Profar treatment was a debacle. Has no one on the Padres medical staff ever watched an NFL game?! A player gets hit in the head, you immediately stabilize his neck and call for the cart. Geez, they were twisting his neck around like a Machado bobblehead! It went something like this:

Doc: “Does this hurt?”
JP: “Yeah”
Doc: “How about this?”
JP: “Yeah”
Doc: What if I move it this way? Does that hurt?”
JP: “Yeah”
Doc: What if I make your head do a 360 like this. Does that hurt?
JP: I’m gonna go ahead and faint so you bring out the frickin’ cart.”

Hepcats13
Hepcats13
2 months ago

Greyt write up! I am trying to anticipate second half in Yahoo H2H 12 team 5×5

Offered Machado for Frambler and Blackmon.

I can pick up Sewald to increase saves, I have Moncada and Witt at third. Should I decline and “hope” for the best with Moncada?
This seems like a pretty fair trade and only puts me down by $3.50 in the Trad Analyzer, $1.90 if I add Sewald.

I am treading water in 6th and have won two weeks, and lost two weeks. Looking for a spark.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Hepcats13
Hepcats13
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! Follow up, I is Yoan then droppable? I have Morel as a backup. Or just hold?
‘preciate ya

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, Matt Chapman is kind of meh, but he’s available and a lot of my team is meh.
So would you pick him up over any of these?
C- Heim
1B- Abreu
2B- Polanco
3B- Franco
SS- Adames
OF- Acuna
OF- Robert
OF- Martinez
Ut- L. Gurriel
Ut- Gorman
Bn- Kepler
Bn- Hoerner

Happy Buy Day!

Scrapski
Scrapski
2 months ago

My sweet Lourdes or Duran at OF?
Thanks!

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
2 months ago

Grey,

Someone in my league offered me his Olson, Hader, Sandoval, and Manaea for my Walsh, Raisel, Webb and Montas.

He needs pitching bad while I have depth with Gausman, Cease, Gallen, and Morton.

Would you accept this deal? or do I try to squeeze Morton in instead of Webb who has the better Pitching+ numbers and hasn’t been as volatile as Charlie.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

With Webb or Morton ? or either

Both have been pretty good last month

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Liam McNair
2 months ago

I guess I’m really just wondering if you like Morton or Webb better aha !

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Awesome thanks as always Grey !

Have a great weekend

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

12-team 5×5 redraft league with weekly lineups

1) SON hates all of these – Start or sit?
Musgrove – @COL right before the break.
Cueto @ MIN
Pivetta @NYY

2) SON likes these – Start or sit?
Singer vDET ($11)
Broxton Garrett vPIT ($11)

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
2 months ago

Add Lodolo to number 2 (@STL $12)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you. Can you rank the four recommended to start?
Musgrove @COL (-17)
Lodolo @STL (12)
Broxton vPIT (11)
Singer vDET (11)

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
2 months ago

One more for you Grey,

Would you trade Montas for either Javier or Lance Lynn ?

Or just hold and hope for the best

Christian Warne
Christian Warne
2 months ago

Quick trade question. Devers for Vlad and Edmon. Dever still a $17 keeper Vlad now a $30 keeper. It’s to chase a title this year.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

Great Lead Grey! So he’s this good? Ugh! Never should have dropped him – HA!

On a different matter, Senzel or Urias in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
2 months ago

One of my leagues is a small and shallow friends league, but we’re super competitive. Every category counts since all teams are stacked. Who do you like more ROS for QS, K and ratios – Severino or Urias?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey, which side would you rather….J Ram, or DeGrom and Altuve?

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
2 months ago

HEY GREY,

Can you please rank the follow 3B

Josh Rojas, Dozier, Luis Urias, Mcmahon and Moncada

thanks!!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
2 months ago

Pick one…Andres Gimenez or Javier Baez?

Thanks!

Schmidt's Stache Rides
Schmidt's Stache Rides
2 months ago

Best baseball blog on the planet!!!

12T roto redraft

To activate Bassitt gotta drop Trivino, Springs or Montgomery?

Problem is I needs saves, but my ERA and WHIP are already garbage

What to do?

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lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
2 months ago

hey grey

who would you drop with eloy coming off the DL? Ashby?

looks like stephenson is coming back 7/10 so i will drop trevino when he comes back

J. Trevino
T. Stephenson(I)J. Abreu T. Edman J. India(R) R. Devers B. Bichette
K. Schwarber Y. Alvarez L. Robert S. Suzuki(R) B. Witt E. Jimenez(I)
R. Ray M. Clevinger S. Manaea D. Cease S. McClanahan
L. Castillo(R) S. Baz(R) A. Ashby(R)
R. Iglesias E. Clase

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lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks grey!

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
2 months ago

Thanks for always responding so quick Grey! Always helpful!

Would you start Kirby today against the Jays? Jays offense has been struggling!

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

Another day of fading Rockies? Gallen is one of the top guys on SON today

richcatc
richcatc
2 months ago

I have some decisions to make soon on returning players from IL. Please rank top 4 for ROS:
Renfroe, O’Neill, Duran, Kiriloff, Parades

For Saves plus Holds league Andres Munoz or Seranthony Dominguez?

Thanks!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
2 months ago

Grey

Good morning.

With the all-star break approaching, my 14 team keeper league all of a sudden has gone into high gear with trades. I own the Sexy Dr. Pepper, who has been more like flat seltzer water in the first half. I have had a few offers for him which are mostly fair. I would hate, however, to trade him to watch him do what he did last season after the all-star break after enduring his first half. My first question is, ROS, do you see Sexy DP getting his fizz back like last year? or do you expect him to remain a bust relative to expected value. I was offered Mookie Best for him last week and did not pull the trigger. I almost feel married to Juan for the rest of the season. Divorce the Pepper? or remain loyal.

second question:

ROS Darvish or Gonsolin

Third question:

I know of your prediction for Musgrove ( sort of the opposite of my Dr. Sexy first half/second half scenarios ) . Well, next week even SON hates him as he pitches in Coors. As much as you, Rudy and the rest of your staff are my guiding light to fantasy decisions, I consider Musgrove a must start no matter what at this point. I mean, his wheels may fall off in the 2nd half, but till they do, this is my thought. Would you start him in Coors?

This leads to my final question:

These are my starters…Nasty Nester/ Cease / Musgrove / Gonsolin/ M. Perez and I use the last spot for a streamer. I also have Trevor Rodgers, who , at this point, sits on my bench until I see a match up or two week start I like.
Next week, SON is very favorable on Rodgers as he pitches at home against the Pirates and the Phillies. Every time I stick my toes in the water with him this year, I see shark fins circling and hear the Jaws music. Would you start him this week as the streamer? Would you start him over Musgrove and still look for a streamer on the wire? ( It almost pains me to write this last question )

I won this league last year and this year I am right up there and going for it again. This is all despite some very bad trades . I traded Vladdy for Bichette in the offseason. Webb and Seager for Olson in the offseason and McClanahan for Seiya about a month into the season. Big ouch on the last one. Also despite sporting the often lost Soto, Bichette and Olson in my everyday lineup. So , I am very hopeful going forward on things evening out ( at least offensively ) I will have to try and convince Gonsolin to share his Drakkar Noir with the rest of my staff, as I expect the regression fairies have some of them on their list as well. I owe a lot of my success and confidence to you, the rest of the Razzball writers and in many cases, the commenters. Tons of great info and advice. Appreciate the time you put in on a daily answering questions and providing comic relief. So, as always, Thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey, why is Hall not a Belt type at all? Lefty masher with a huge platoon split and questionable BA…..

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

About 240 with 800OPS…..Belt can hit 260 when platooned, but its much lower when he is full time. I am going to guess that Hall was playing full time in the minors. He will be platooned like Belt in MLB

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Looking at Rudy’s stuff, he actually likes Hall better…which surprises me.
Thanks for your input, as always.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I get that….I probably should have worded my assertion better. I think Hall has Belt upside ROS….not saying I would trade Belt for Hall, though.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Okay, all I meant in the original post.
Gotcha.

slimjim13
slimjim13
2 months ago

I know you don’t draft pitchers early but in an auction draft for next year if you could anchor your staff with one guy who would you want. I have Javier $1 and Ray $3 to pair with them

Cole $39 or Scherzer $33

Thanks Grey appreciate all of your insights to baseball “you da man”

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Worth holding onto Aroldis if you have Holmes ? He had a couple clean innings past few days and I’d hate to even leave 10 saves on the waiver wire. 12 team mixer

steve
steve
2 months ago

In a weekly category league and your ratios are already shot for the week, you ok with starting Singer vs.Cleveland? I’m just looking for someone to go 6+, the Royals are good about letting the starters go long and Singer routinely gets his pitch count to the mid 90s

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
2 months ago

Yo Grey,

Brandon Lowe, heard Cash say he was headed for a rehab assignment.

Was offered him for my Jon Berti. I’m doing well in steals put lacking in the other offensive categories.

Worth taking a shot on a productive second half from BLowe ? Though back injures do seem pretty complex

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Surprisingly he actually offered me Walsh instead, must be a Rays fan.

Took that instead !

Andre
Andre
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Question for a trade in a long term 10 team H2H categories keeper league. 6×6 that uses OBP and QS.

I’m currently in 2nd ….I had to bottom out last year for multiple 1st round picks which has left me with a bit of an issue as far as who to keep going into next year. I’d like to cash in on one of my keepers and not lose them for nothing. We keep 5 players forever with no penalty on round. My keeper options are Acuña -Trout -Trea Turner -Devers – Wander-and JRod. I’ve gotten two offers for Trout.

A). I give Trout/ Cobb/ 8th round pick
I get Kyle Wright/ Mike Clevinger/ 2nd
round pick.

B) I give Trout/Franmil/Cobb/ Blackburn/ 2nd round pick.

I get Musgrove/ Luis Garcia/ JD Martinez/ Adolis Garcia/ 10th round pick.

Thoughts on these two trades? Would the draft pick difference be too great? Thanks.

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks for the input, Grey!

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 months ago

By any chance would you stream Tyler Wells tonight at home versus the Angels? He’s definitely been hot and they definitely have not.

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Great write up as always!

Would you trade Mullens for Strider? I need K’s and wins

Thanks,
Trishul

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Hey Grey

Great stuff as always!

Is SD Rogers in a 12 H2H saves and holds league droppable?
Is Berti now droppable or hold?

Have a great weekend

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! Hold Berti?

Freedminds
Freedminds
2 months ago

Happy Friday Grey.

You starting Jon Gray or Civale anywhere today ?

Battle of the Gray’s in Minnesota tonight !

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Civale is @ KC

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Awesome thanks, enjoy your weekend !

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

I’m assuming Profar will need an IL stint so I can move Stephenson off my IL to my catcher position (as news is saying he may be activated Saturday or Sunday). Do I wait and move Profar to my IL or just drop him at this point ?

1)   You see anything worth picking up ? I know Tellez is there but swap him in Votto’s spot ?
2)   Other than Tellez, anybody else worth a shot? Is Morel worth grabbing ?
3)   Any guys on my team you see having a slower 2nd half, ie you’d be trying to trade away ? who would you target to make my overall team stronger ? Should I focus on more 3B or MI upgrades or get help in pitching ?

Wire:

HIT – C. Morel (waiver), E. Ruiz (stash – SB upside), D. Hall, R. Tellez, N. Senzel, Y. Diaz, E. Haase, G. Urshela

PIT – R. Stripling (waiver), B. Bello, C. Flexen, R. Detmers, A. Civale, T. Wells, J. Winckowski, Z. Greinke, J. Quintana, P. Corbin, T. Rogers, S. Strasburg IL (stash), G. Marquez, D. Kremer,

RP – W. Smith, A.J. Minter (waiver), L. Trivino, N. Martinez, M. Melancon

My team:
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – M. Betts
3B – L. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – J. Votto
MI – J. India
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – J. Profar *DTD
BN – K. Marte
IL – T. Stephenson *IL

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
SP – C. Javier
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – K. Graveman (RP)
P – N. Pivetta
BN –P. Sandoval
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN –M. Kopech
BN – G. Kirby
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

1 K, you said tellez over rowdy, you mean tellez over Votto? (Haha a month ago agreed)
2 I do typically play Profar over Marte so I’ll move Profar to my IL then when his designation gets changed, thanks
3)who should I focus on acquiring bats or improve pitching?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, I’ve been low on Hits, HR & SBs but I’ve had Goldy slow down past month and Eloy on the IL. Tellez will help Hits/HR department. I could look to add Morel (lots of hits) but I could also try to trade for someone who offers that, thanks

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
2 months ago

Happy Friday!

1. Drop two…Javier Baez, Marcel Ozuna, Ian Happ, Andres Gimenez, Alex Kirilloff?

2. Drop one…Javier Baez or Marcel Ozuna?

3. Pick two…Jonathan India, Luis Garcia, Darick Hall, Josh Donaldson, Kyle Lewis, Jose Miranda, Jesus Sanchez, either of the two players you picked in question one?

4. AL Only League, I need Wins, pick two…Domingo German, Luis Patino, JP Sears, Maximo Castillo, Spencer Watkins?

Thanks so much, have a great weekend!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

would you waive Michael Harris II to pick up Connor Joe since Colorado has seven games at home or is that taking a short term focus? I could also waive Alex Wood to pick Connor and keep Harris. thoughts?

i was starting Aaron Ashby at home against Pittsburgh? is that still a good idea?

Martin

Kelley
Kelley
2 months ago

Hey Grey, please rank Ozuna, Kirilof, Arezarena, Suzuki, O Neil. Top 3. Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Trade offer

Degrom, Olson and Contreras for Alosno, Strider and Kirk

I have the Alosno team and currently in 1st in Yahoo H2H. Would you make this trade?

Thanks

NUX
NUX
2 months ago

We’re adding Max Castillo today. Or maybe can wait a day or two if league is more shallow. Thinkin’ he’ll either bulk or get the start for Gausman/Kikuchi rotation slots soon. These are statements not questions Grey, I’m feelin froggy this morning!

Sounds like Itch is into him, aside from the crap change: https://razzball.com/prospect-news-my-first-baseman-vinnie-or-deyvison-might-be-giant/

Martin
Martin
2 months ago

Cronenworth droppable in a 16 teamer? He’s been horrible outside of June.

Martin
Martin
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Josh Rojas?

david
david
2 months ago

Start or Sit
Skubal $4.8 v CWS (Giolito)
Start or Sit
Singer $-1.7 v CLE (Civale)
Thanks in advance for the advice.

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Please rank ROS: T O’Neill/ Nimmo/Franmil/N Lowe/Laureano

bpbball
bpbball
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Who, Tyler or O’Neill? Thanks

The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Fun new experience today in fantasy baseball. In my early DC, I now have 15 pitchers on the DL or in the minors and can no longer field a full 9 pitchers active on MLB rosters.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 months ago

Yeah, that’s prettty brutal, Knoche, I’ve been there too. Its kinda watching a loop of a slow motion train wreck! I guess I should feel lucky to have 5 healthy starters on my DC to go along with three scrappy relievers and one closer. Them early DCs can be painful in July!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ha. Luis Cessa was my last one to go

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, I’ve got Finnegan and Floro going on one DC. It’s either one of them or Gomber. I’m really looking forward to Toussaint getting called up in September by the Angels.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Aint that the truth. I will be hoping and praying for the triumphant resurrection of Touki Toussaint. Maybe the Angels can find the “saint” in “Toussaint”.

Alan
Alan
2 months ago

Good morning Grey

21 team standard 5&5

would you trade Helsley for K Davies or Stryder keeper league

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey, how you feeling about Hall these days? Think he could be like a Brandon Belt type ROS?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Care to elaborate?

ashtray
ashtray
2 months ago

14 team league with OBP and SLG replacing AVG.

Kind of sick of Merrifeld but he’s my 2b.

Top 3 second basemen out of this pile:

Merrifeld
Carpenter
Senzel
Rodgers
Gorman
Clemens
Hiura
Gordon
Wong

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
2 months ago

So what do we do with Strider at this point? The shutdown is definitely coming. Do you think they end up putting him back in middle relief or late inning work, send him down like Contreras, overthrow him like Rogers last year? If they do shut him down, just let it be early enough that the people in my league forget about him next year come draft time.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Roansy was sent down after the doubleheader yesterday. I’m assuming to miss a start and come back either right before the break or after.

jpm156
jpm156
2 months ago

Hey Grey.

In your pre-season SP rankings, you wrote the following on Musgrove: “Here’s one of those guys who appears in literally every top 25 list of stats that you want to see to signify a pitcher is good.”

Based on that excellent write-up, among other things, I decided to draft him this year in my 10 Team H2H league. I’m not trying to rub salt on the wound, but I take it that you have no shares of Musgrove this year?

Have a great weekend! Jeff

Alps
Alps
2 months ago

Grey
Would you drop Luis Urias for any of the following. I need all offensive categories
Schoop
McMahon
Dylan Moore
Miguel Rojas
Ramon Urias
Joey Wendle

Thanks

Mex
Mex
2 months ago

Happy Keith Hernandez Retirement Day! (A day early)

mrgrimes15
mrgrimes15
2 months ago

Grey-

1: Shocked you wrote nothing on the Boston Devers Sox and their 5 rbi last night.

2: Taylor Rogers with another blown save….woof!! Should I be looking for a replacement or ride out this down time?

3: This post was available on Patreon on Wednesday. Subscribe today for more gems like this!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  mrgrimes15
2 months ago

Devers mentioned in the Cole blurb…. Cordero is getting the boot from the Rise and Shine Band!

zombie
zombie
2 months ago

Happy Friday! Trying to cautiously protect the weekly ERA and improve the WHIP. Starting Kirby tonight at home versus Toronto? & gotta tell ya’, the Buy Sell Hold Video is an all timer. Thanks Daryl & John. More celeb. “rocker” interaction with anime bikini girl adorned shirtless Grey, please!

kcc26
kcc26
2 months ago

hey Grey! 12 team H2H league, 6×6 (includes OPS for hitters and k:bb ratio for pitchers), keep 6 players at avg of previous year draft cost and current draft ADP:

just got offered Arenado for my 25th round Dustin May. I’ve been starting Paredes at 3b. I feel like it’s an easy accept, but two things holding me up:

1) How good is May?! Do you think he can be a difference maker this year??

2) Will I be able to get even more in return for him in a month when teams are out and looking to sell/buy keepers?

What do you guys all think?

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

a HOT tip for very smart baseball managers dont bring in your closers in non save situations more often than not it don’t end well

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
2 months ago

Yo, you rock. Don’t even worry about that Watchung diner thing. I found leftovers. Serious question: can Razzball put together a short article listing the SPs who have been solid but who will have their innings throttled back in the second half? Severino, most rookies, etc.?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Bad Ash
2 months ago

Severino in last guaranteed year of contract. Yanks might ride him to rubbish, but I like the article idea.

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would be awesome. Thank you. Enjoy the weekend!

Gregarious
Gregarious
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Rank ROS: Nimmo, Harris II, Senzel

Thanks my man!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Greetings from Taiwan! I have not seen a fake vomit factory here but I’ll keep an eye out. There is a prophylactic factory on the north coast that offers tours and everything, but I haven’t been. These days, Taiwan is known more as the world leader in semiconductors. Just needed to shout-out my peeps here!

Got Strider in two holds leagues and now look at him… Hope you have a great weekend!

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Have a conflict I think you can resolve for me. On his baseball cube page, Detmers’ place of birth is listed as Chatham, IL but on Fantrax his place of birth is listed as Nokomis, IL. The distance between Chatham and Nokomis is about 50 miles, so where was he born? Incidentally, as he was leaving Nokomis a couple of people were saying “No can’t miss” about Detmers. You can now include ‘conflict resolution’ as a skill on your LinkedIn profile.

b. SON has Snell going at +27.1, starting at home against SF. The Giants are starting Brebbia, aka most likely a bullpen game. Are you starting Snell where you need all pitching cats? If my pitching was middling I’d be ok, but Montas and Manaea continue to underwhelm.

c. Start Detmers at BAL tonight (T. Wells)? SON has it as -3.1 so not a big negative and I’m desperate for ALL pitching cats. Maybe Detmers fixed something at Great Salt Lake on his minors’ assignment.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for July 8, 2022

One can never know for sure what a deserted area can look like.’

Cheers,
Ante