They should have a contest where one lucky fan tries to no-hit the Mariners. Yesterday, Spencer Turnbull no-hit the Mariners (9 IP, 0 ER, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.88), because the Mariners are being no-hit every day of the week that ends in Y. Armando Galarraga called and said big whoop. Yo, he sounds bitter. Didn’t they give Armando Galarraga a car after his kinda perfect game? They should give Spencer Turnbull a salmon thrown to him by someone in Seattle wearing rubber boots. How about teams that have a team batting average under .205 get to use the juiced ball? Sure, it’s an arbitrary rule, but so is the dropped third strike rule if you think about it. So, I hope you used the Streamonator that told you to start Turnbull. Beyond that, Turnbull looks like he’s, uh, turned a corner. He’s throwing his offspeed stuff more, and results are good: 8.1 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, 2.75 FIP, so close to neutral luck outside of home runs allowed, but he doesn’t allow homers ever. He’s not an ace, but that’s a usable number three to four, and since the no-hitter happened after I wrote the original opening, you’re getting a special treat today. A double lede! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Was gonna just have the entire opening for Trout be that one image. It pretty much sums it up, dinnit? Like innit, but dinnit. No? What do I know? I’m reeling like a fish right after it thought, “Wow, floating worm. I’d like to eat that.” That fish is Mike Trout. That Angel. That there — the greatest man from the greatest state in the union, New Jersey. Why, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, did you have to take him? “Because I could! MUAHAHAHAHA–” Coughs, “Sorry, I was just eating a rice cake and my throat is dry.” What kind of monster eats a rice cake?! Damn you, FBO! Damn you, baseball! Damn you, Rob Manfred, just because! With Trout out for six to eight weeks with a calf strain, Jo Adell or Brandon Marsh might be called up, but there’s no immediate plans; they say. That seems so silly. Instead, they go with the buck-fifty, noodle hitting Taylor Ward, who sounds like a sitcom dad. Brandon Marsh is the more interesting one, but my gut says Adell is recalled first. He has power, speed and is hitting .191 in Triple-A, so there’s still that issue. My suggestion to fill-in for one of the best hitters of all-time is to look elsewhere. Anyway II, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .271. Honestly, I saw the replay of his home run, and thought it was from another game. Ohtani is a cheat code. Absolutely gigantic whiff on my part thinking he couldn’t do everything. If he can continue this A) Is he a pitcher and hitter at the All-Star Game and has that been done before? B) How does he not win the MVP? C) There’s no C.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. Is it time for another five homers in seven days already or is this the tail end of his last hot streak?

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Nothing quite there yet, but I have my monocle on Iglesias. Church.

Andrew Heaney – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.31 vs. Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.93. I don’t like Heaney and stopped liking Plesac about two weeks ago. People keep asking if I’d start Heaney, and if Streamonator likes him, then go for it, but I would not roster him.

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games, hitting .265. Yes, I’m reaching a bit, but maybe light schmotato.

Kevin Pillar – Hit the IL, after taking a fastball off his nose on Monday. He will require meeting with a facial specialist. “Let me know if he needs a recommendation.” That’s former Met, Jon Niese. Pillar’s resilience to walk off the field on Monday, then bring the lineup card out on Tuesday can’t be understated. He is the face of the new-look Mets — bandaged and has seen better days.

Pete Crow-ArmstrongMets’ 2020 1st rounder will undergo shoulder surgery. Mets eating Crow about a strong arm? Hmm, feel like I’ve heard that story previously.

Taijuan Walker – His MRI came back clean and Taijuan feels great today, which is usually the last we hear of a Mets player before a 60-day IL.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Due to the Mets’ fallout of injuries, Villar is likely the best pickup for the week.

Tucker Davidson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50. Tucker max velocity is 100+ in his underwear, and I wonder if he hopes they serve beer in hell. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Prolly not important, but it shows you don’t listen to the podcast where Podcaster Geoff was raving about Tucker’s stuff. He would’ve said Tucker is better than Ynoa, if you asked him in the beginning of the year. Prospect Itch has equally ravey things to say, “A command and control, four-pitch lefty, Tucker Davidson is looking at a long major league career whether he can stick as a starter or not. He’s coming off an outstanding 2019 that netted him a 2.15 ERA across two levels and set him up for a quick promotion, and Grey smells.” C’mon, man. Braves churn out great arms one after another, and it wouldn’t shock me to see Davidson be one.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .291. I get questions like, “How could one man be so handsome? Also, Riley or David Peralta?” Guys and five girls, Riley’s around a top 75-100 player in my eyes. I know you forget preseason stuff five seconds into the season but — Austin Riley sleeper. You ask me Riley and someone, I’m likely taking Riley.

Rafael Dolis – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.95 in a non-save situation, as he was activated from the IL. Ugh, hopefully the Jays’ closer situation isn’t lactose intolerant to Romano. For what it’s Cronenworth, Dolis looked hella wild last night.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.51. Wherever the Jays play — Crocodile Dunedin? — it scares the beeJesus Aguilar out of me, but it never seems to affect Ryu.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .277. Speaking of the goof park the Jays are in — Angelo Dunedin Arena? — I’m surprised every Jays hitter doesn’t have 10+ homers.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, hitting .239, as he was activated from the IL. Whew, the Red Sox have back their leadoff man who should be an 8th or 9th place hitter.

Nick Solak – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Hey, it’s Mr. April. Nice of you to join us in May, Mr. April. Say hello to your mother for me.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, hitting .182. This was Odor’s first trip back to Texas on another team, and the Rangers received dozens of medical alerts from fans having flashbacks.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.10. He was activated from the paternity list, and, ironically, the Cubs are now his daddy.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games, and he went to the IL and came back just as hot. Now for him to move up the lineup. Or Nico Hoerner (3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .353). The Cubs’ lineup is such a mess of ‘makes no sense.’ What is Matt Duffy doing hitting 5th and Contreras at leadoff? Is David Ross daft?

C.J. Cron – 3-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Curtis Jackson Cron is back with da club.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.79. What did the weeknight I stayed out drinking until 4AM and forgot to set my alarm and Blake Snell tonight have in common? It was the latest shower we’d taken on a workday in two years.

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (9, 10). That’s preseason sleeper at Razzball, Ramon Laureano. He officially changed his name.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41. I’m a fan of Manaea — Fanaea? — but what really pushed me over was Coolwhip’s Sean Manaea fantasy.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. My teams are starting to hit their stride; I feel alive! Even if the Kyle Tucker (2-for-4 and his 10th homer) schmohawk is making me the schmohawk.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .218, as the Rays clobbered Matt Harvey (1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.93) like David Wright tried to. Ji-Man Choi (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st; Austin Meadows (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 9th and Brett Phillips (1-for-4) hit his 2nd. Almost as many homers in that game as Randy Arozarena (1-for-5, hitting .257) hit in the postseason, which got us to draft him. Well, got you, I was out on him.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 7.44. Mah gawd that’s old Castillo’s music! The 3-run homer to Alex Dickerson (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 4th homer) put a damper on an otherwise solid start by Castillo, and, if not for that one mistake, we’d be talking about how he was back. One mistake is a long way from looking unstartable. Hope you held tight, or at least can re-grab.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .350. Saw his average was so high, so I did a quick check-in on him, and his .408 BABIP might be a skosh high, even with an excellent line drive rate.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .338. The Greek God of Hard Contact eats Israel Diner-Falafel for breakfast at his mother’s house.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.03. Ha, okay, time to dig in, even though I have him in so many leagues, I don’t really want to know if he’s this good, and would prefer to ostrich my head into the sand. Hmm, so I was scared for nothing. No, he’s not a 2.03 ERA pitcher. Nearly no one is. He looks like he could repeat his 3.28 ERA year in 2016, though, with an 8 K/9, and a low 2 BB/9. Honestly, what you would’ve taken from Maeda.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer. He’s not rostered in 50% of ESPN leagues. On the Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Fernando Tatis Jr., and top 10 at shortstop. Mmkay.

Luke Weaver – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. Sweet dreams, Weaver, see ya in 2022.

Corbin Martin – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks was called up to chants of, “Corbin Martin graduates! Corbin Martin graduates!” Truly rousing. Martin has a mid-90s fastball and potential 10+ K/9, with goofy awful command since his Tommy John surgery, but that’s to be expected. He could be a decent flyer in NL-Only, and deep mixers.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Mookie Best! (Get hot, please.)

Gavin Lux – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam, and the Dodgers are dying for someone to emerge, and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) are too, so why can’t we be aligned? I have good chakras.

Julio Urias – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.04. After one start this year, I said Urias could win the NL Cy Young. Bit goofy when you consider deGrom hasn’t retired, but Urias does look exceptional, even if he keeps winking at me.

Danny Duffy – Hit the IL with a left flexor strain. The MRI came back clean, which means he will not throw for two weeks, throw again with pain, shut it down for a month, throw again with pain, then have an MRI and it will show damage that needs surgery.

Kris Bubic – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Serious question: Has anyone on the Brewers ever gotten a hit that wasn’t a home run? Bubic goes to Tampa next, and Streamonator hates it and so do I.

Christian Yelich – 0-for-4, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I know it’s against the law to photocopy dollars, but does anyone know if you can draw them on loose leaf paper?”

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the IL with a broken middle finger. That’s what happens when you stick it to the man. The Cards will presumably turn back to Justin Williams and Lane Thomas and I couldn’t be less interested in mixed leagues, unless they start to schmotato. And that’s me extending my middle finger in honor of O’Neill.

John Gant – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.04. At some point, the Regression Fairies are going to come so hard for Gant and he’s going to get his hair frosted and his ratios handed to him.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .307. The instructions on how to care for this Gremlin are written down on this paper that I’m just going to put over by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

JT Brubaker – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.27. Who knew the JT stood for Just Terrible, but his peripherals still say he should be solid.

Cody Poteet – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Could it be all so simple as just grabbing any Marlins starter? Terrible adaption of the Wu-Tang song, but, yeah, maybe. I grabbed Pooty Coteeth in one NL-Only league, and he’s the type who could surprise the first time he sees a team.

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer, hitting .308. That’s 5 HRs for Jazz, which is still shorter than Ken Burns’s Jazz.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 hits, 0 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.52. I whiffed on Wheeler this year, and just about everyone who faces him is too.

Didi Gregorius – Hit the IL with an elbow impingement, which is not the kind of thing that a guy usually comes right back from, and he’s had Tommy John surgery previously, though I admittedly am only guessing if it’s the same arm, because I’m too lazy to google it. With Didi on the IL, Nick Maton should get some run at shortstop. He’s like a poor man’s David Fletcher. I will call him David Retcher.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 4th, 5th and 6th homer, hitting .171. “Honestly, he might be too big to move, but if we cover him in birdseed, the vultures might just devour–Wait! Sano’s moved! He’s alive!” Sano with the three donged night, which Jennifer Connelly never even tried. Hold on for the ride while he hits 14 homers in 12 days.

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.24. On one hand, Robles threw in the 8th inning. On the other hand, he struck out the side. On a third hand that is actually a mitten on a mop handle, Baldelli won’t ever have a set closer, but Robles is still best in the ‘pen right now.

Bailey Ober – 4 IP, 4 ER, in his major league debut. He stands 6’9″ and he might be the least impressive 6’9″ I’ve ever seen. Christall Young looks like John Cena compared to Bailey Ober. His fastball was 89 MPH, and his wingspan takes the ball halfway to the plate, and it was like the hitters were using a mechanical tee. Ober had me reaching for the remote control.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .172. The 2nd run scored was the one that got my attention. Moncada hit out to right, and Lamb beat Garlick to the plate, and all I could think is I hope Barefoot Contessa isn’t watching.

Yermin Mercedes – 2-for-4, hitting .368, the highest average for anyone in MLB history with 100 at-bats. Since this is a fantasy site, I’m not going to spend too much time on the La Russa controversy saying Yermin shouldn’t have swung on a 3-0 count in a game where they were blowing out the Twins. It’s the unwritten rules again. I’ve said it before but will say it again: They’re unwritten rules because everyone thought they were too stupid to write down. Also, if this is about playing the game the ‘right’ way, how is it the right way that the Twins have Astudillo throwing 47 MPH in a major league game? That’s playing the right way? If La Russa is so worried about unwritten rules, is it in the unwritten rules that says a manager doesn’t need to have his own player’s back? La Russa said Yermin should respect the signs, when he tells him to take a pitch. Is that like how La Russa respects the signs so much he sleeps by them in his car?

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Fulmer (and I) could do with a double play here…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

That will do just as well.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

So this Gilbert egg… am I supposed to sit on it until it hatches?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Bye bye Gilbert. Kids not ready yet

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Go Romano over Clase?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Not really enjoying this Gilbert start…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Nice knowing you….
Can’t throw a strike.
Nibble nibble nibble so frustrating.
Over power some of these fools Dammit.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Who is Austin Sledgers and why is he closing over Clase?!?!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Aaron – whatever!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Scratch that – looking at the wrong box score

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

civale is an actual horse. how many pitches tonight? guy has such avg stuff but hes so good with his his pitch sequences and just finds a way. i love this guy.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: do you think castillo has turned any kind of a corner? if im trying to trade him for an OF, is mullins, teoscar or meadows a fair offer? which of those do you like if any?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

when did Odubel Herrera get 2B eligibility? And is he any good at 2B?

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Is Kluber a BUY or is this a mirage?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. odorizzi worth a roster spot stash or better off just streaming?

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Would you trade yelich? Try to land a stud SP? Something like Yeli for Woodruff? He doesn’t look right..

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Who is the drop in SVHLD league?
Trivino
Dolis
Valdez

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Heyo Grey,

Chris Taylor has been a player who’s been in my blindspot but appears to be putting together a good season so far. His underlying stats seem to say his production is mostly sustainable. Do you think he keeps up the pace and is worth trading for (ie. he isn’t a buy high)?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

looks like 2019 Villar might be showing up…

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

50 move max and I’m at 17. Drop any of these guys for Syndergaard? He had a good first rehab start tonight. Pineda, Duffy, Cease, Pablo Lopez or Luis Castillo? Or shroud I just not burn a move on this because its not a clear upgrade?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

I need to drop two people, and there are lots of candidates:

B Belt, Josh Rojas, B Crawford, Wendle, Avisail Garcia, Pavin Smith, Grossman, Kyle Lewis, Longoria, Cron, Fletcher

5×5 + OBP. Who should I drop?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Choose one to stash

D Moore
McKinstry
Kirilloff

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Seeking holds. Strikeouts, whip and era are separate categories as well. Please pick two:
D Williams, Stammen, Minter, Robles, Pagan, Springer, Chatwood

2. Drop any of Eovaldi, Javier or Plesac for Bundy or Turnbull?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Didn’t the same thing happen to Tatis last year? — something like homering on a 3-0 pitch with a large lead? And perhaps it was against a non-pitcher.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Tony LaRussa is a dick. I ran into him outside of a sports bar in Eugene, Oregon of all places 11-or-12 years ago. I think I already shared the story on a previous year’s write-up or yours, but did not come away impressed.

Anythehoo…unwritten rules are stupid, especially that the one LaRussa is yammering on about. Pitchers nowadays throw any pitch on any count. If they’re not playing by said “rules”, why do hitters?

Muskysmell
Muskysmell
1 year ago

Zunino or Posey?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

10 team Roto with holds & saves cats, I have Walker & Pineda both needing 1 IL slot left …who gets the boot? (with only 10 teams you think I’d have more to pick from)
then picking up Ray, Privetta, Mize, Gibson, Turnbull, Alzolay, or Fulmer? or grab a decent MR for now & stream?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Better streamer?
Hill at Orioles or
V.V. Home vs Marlins

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

I wish they’d just IL Kenta, I watched his last start and he would step off the mound and try to stretch out after falling behind in counts. Often times he was wincing. There’s no way he’s healthy.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Mets now say they don’t have a timeline for carrasco and when he will throw again. Classic. They previously said he was going to be activated 2nd week of May and then shifted him to the 60 day IL days later. He apparently threw 6 innings too. The term ‘Amazin’ Mets should be permanently changed to reference the incompetence of their current management and training staff.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Thinking of dropping Josh Rojas for next week. Worth dropping for either Hoerner or J Polanco?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Thinking of dropping Kyle Lewis for lux in a 10 team points league. Bad move? I would bet I could grab Lewis back if he shows signs of life. What do you think?

primetime
primetime
1 year ago

grey, i dropped maeda and someone else dropped bundy.

is bundy a buy?

or both guys streamers

Will
Will
1 year ago

Taijuan Walker and Dylan Moore to the IL. The IL hits just won’t stop.

Alex Wood or Desclafani to replace Walker?

Thanks

joeurso1
joeurso1
1 year ago

What’s the thought… is Turnbull a streamer we should throw back and maybe pick up V V … or we keeping Turnbull for the next start against the Spiders.

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Trying to play some streamers tomorrow. I already got Smyly and Rich Hill. I could pick up Velasquez but need to drop one of Eddie Rosario, Brandon Crawford or Sean Murphy (I have no other catcher). If Murphy, I could pick up one of William Contreras, Zunino, Yan Gomes or Narvaez.

Thoughts?

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Brujan over B. Lowe when the time comes?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

possibly he will be working at Lowe’s

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You see Blackman misplay that Cronenworth ball?
Haha dude can barley move.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

LaRussa is just the worst …his brain is surely pickled by now …he looked ready & needing a rehab stint in that post game interview …sad. If baseball is to survive we need to burn those unwritten rules & bury the fossils promoting them. Putting it in perspective I am old myself & love my nightly wine but that crap is holding the game back & taking away it’s potential appeal to new fans.
1) Lose one of Calhoun, Pham, Meadows or Happ
2) Rate for saves ROS McGee, Antone, & Romano
3) M Rojas or Madrigal?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

The Lamb blurb is what kept me here once I found Razzball all those years ago. I’m sure I did this once before but Lamb and Garlick are automatic first ballot selections on the all-food team, joining…

Rice
Trout
Salmon
Bream
Lemon
Strawberry
Burger
Dill
Pepper
Buttery

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Forgot Bass! Fish are well represented.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Calhoun, Bader, or Pham?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Which one should I put in the lineup: Grossman or Bohm?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thats who i put in. thanks again. The guy said no to the Taiilon for Chisholm deal

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

lol not surprising

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He said he wants more for chisholm and Taillon is blowing

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you drop Tim Hill for Craig Stammen or hold

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

there are a few others im looking at as well:

Chatwood
Mike Mayers
Andrew Chafin
are any of the 4 worth picking up for Hill

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So between Stammen and Chatwood who would u take?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey – who’s the drop in a RCL: Adbert, Plesac, McClanahan, Bundy, Eovaldi

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Finally Giolito looking like his old self again.

183414
183414
1 year ago

Responding to your Patreon blurb today, in what high stakes is Brujan available ? None that I play in. I’m in dire need of s.b.’s everywhere. Though Cash will manage to platoon anyone, other than his favorite players Kiermaier and Phillips(see: Wendle, Meadows, Lowe), rest assured that Brujan and Franco will be 2 more pieces of Cash’s chess set.
Just kidding about Kiermaier and Phillips, but Cash does seem to see his better hitters for them, way too often.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bruhan will be snapped up the moment he becomes available.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Ugh. Didnt know why this posted as a reply above….anyways same Q as above. Thoughts on Crichton? Worth grabbing for the saves?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Happ, Riley, Dansby Swanson, Lourdes……which two would you want from that bunch in a 10 team H2H category league?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Appreciate you always responding!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG

For the next 2 weeks: Happ, Calhoun, or Seth Brown?

Sv+Hld, ERA, WHIP, Ks

Pick 2 ROS: Whitlock, Fulmer, Petit, Trevor May

You are my hero Grey, wanna be like u when I grow up

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Sonny gray or luis castillio ros?
And
16tm keeper trade send r.weathers($4) for alzolay($4) or try to get him to include smyly?

Smitty
1 year ago

Got an offer for my Clase for his Realmuto
Noticed Karinchak got his 1st save with Clase a bit off lately, but JT nursing sore wrist
JT’s been out since 5/15, day to day. Ugh

LenFuego
LenFuego
1 year ago

Two things:

First, Yermin did the Twins a favor by swinging 3-0. In a game that is such a blowout that a position player is pitching, it is in everyone’s best interest to get that game over with as soon as possible, and that means making outs, and taking a 3-0 pitch does nothing to further that goal – taking that pitch ends up either with a guy on first base or a 3-1 pitch at which you are “allowed” to swing. Swinging gave the Twins an opportunity to make an out on that pitch and so was the absolute right thing to do. Complete stupidity to think anything else.

Second, I was an associate at the law firm that spawned the Tucker Max summer associate story that launched his career! That was a legendary summer.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so the unwritten rule needs to be updated to such that you need to bunt and not run to 1st when up 10 runs… but the other team must pinkie swear to not stage a comeback

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Didn’t look this up, but are the Mariners the first team to get no hit 2x in the same season @ home? Talk about not having any home field advantage

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LOL!!! And it wasn’t all that long ago when Mariners fans were going nuts about how they were in first and they were ONLY going to get better with all their prospects down in the farm

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Me thinks Austin Adams is gonna put up some Devin Williams 2020-like numbers this year

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

E. Suarez or Gleyber ROS? Close?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Senzel or Happ

Ron
Ron
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Crichton in Arizona, trustworthy for saves rest of the season or just stream him? Or should I just ignore him since his numbers outside those saves aren’t great

Vicente Padilla
Vicente Padilla
1 year ago

12 H2H with Ws Era k’s whip svs Would you drop Alvaredo for Antone? Cease for Davidson?

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

H2H Pts Keeper League

A Vaughn or K Lew at equal keeper value ROS and into next year?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Kiriloff starting his rehab assignment today and could be back this weekend! Can you rank Kiriloff, Bader and Willie Calhoun?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Lots of Kyle Lewis questions but I’ll add my concerns. Last September he hit .147 in 75 at bats with 3 home runs, 7 RBI and 3 steals. His slugging % was only .280 and OPS only .550. Thus far in 2021 he’s hitting .233 with 3 HR, 6 RBI and 0 steals. Slugging% is only .360 and OPS only .687.

Thus if we combine Sept 2020 and all of 2021 he’s hitting .193 in 161 at bats with 6 HR, 13 RBI and 3 steals. Slugging % is .323 and OPS is .623. Sure it’s only 161 at bats but when do you get concerned, Grey?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Silver lining is that his k-rate isn’t out of control, and he still maintaining an over 10% bb-rate

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

but just to be clear – not concerned enough to drop him for a hot schmotato (which I clarified yesterday)

negatto
negatto
1 year ago

I have Donaldson, Verdugo and Rosario.

Both Happ and Sano are on the wire. Are either of these 2 upgrades to players above?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

I have an empty spot with Pineda hitting the DL, but also amenable to making a drop in my surplus group of IF (Rojas, Frazier) or bullpen in order to add someone like Turnbull, Robles, Cron, Duvall, or Avisail. Have any suggestions?

C – Gomes, 1B – Canha, 2B – Chisolm, SS – Trea, OF – Laureano, Ozuna, Grisham, Util – A.Frazier, Bench – Rojas, DL – Bellinger, Conforto
SP – Gausman, DeSclafani, Musgrove, Fried, Gibson, Rodon; DL – Pineda, Gallen
RP – Yimi, Trivino, Graveman, Ty.Rogers, McGee

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Which two should I cut?
Jorge Polanco (I assume so, but he’s the only one doing well)
Moustakis
Kyle Lewis
Lourdes

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

What to do with B. Lowe? Keep holding? Or try to make a move for another 2B? Ty France is available and Senzel needs 12 more appearances to gain eligibility there.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Happ, Schwarber or Bader?

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Love your stuff Grey

But nothing has ever been better than Yermin’s write up… What a joke TLR has become.

Pepe Mangual
Pepe Mangual
1 year ago

Grey!
Someone in my league inexplicably dropped Jose Abreu I guess because of his injury.
With waiver priority I have a chance.. I need to drop one guy, it has to be one of these…
I would have great pause in dropping Adolis & Jesus, theyve been MVPs for me… as painful as it is, Seager I guess I have to hold
I’m thinking Myers? I love his talent but he hasnt been able to stay on the field. Or one of those pitchers…. What do u think? Thank you

Adolis Garcia
J. Aguilar
Corey Seager
Wil Myers

McCullers
A. Nola
Robbie Ray
Sonny Gray

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points

Got offered Trout for Castellanos (Ian Happ would be my replacement for Casty)

Thoughts?

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points

Got offered Trout for Castellanos (Ian Happ would be my replacement for Casty)

Thoughts?

ROS only, no dynasty impact

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey, Villar over J Polanco? Happ over anyone including pitchers?

Battling through some injuries

Grey, last night asked you to rank my team, said pitching was good, hitting not. 10 team OBP keeper league.

Any postions i should go after?

Smith
Freeman
Polanco
Arenado
Story
Arozarena
Garcia a
Haniger
Schwaber U

Moose
Biggio
Chapman
Rosario
Lewis
Stanton DL
Bellinger DL
Mondesi DL

Bieber
Nola
Glasnow
Urias
Ray
Romano

Manena
CivAle
Gore
Kikuc

Crimedog
Crimedog
1 year ago

In a daily league where you can move Ohtani between bench, SP, Util each day where would you rank him if you had to rerank? It looks like he’s about to go 40/20 (squinty eye cringe face emoji).

Kicking myself so bad for keeping Hiura over him in a keeper league (those were my 2 best options sadly). I’ve also lost Bellinger, Trout, and Eloy in that league. Needless to say I’m in last.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

One more thing I’d like to add today:

F LaRussa. He’s a Hypocrite bastard.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Seems there a tradition in the Braves clubhouse that when you hit a home run you have to hug Sandoval.

et
et
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Must be why Riley is heating up. Just wants panda hugs.

Doubledown
Doubledown
1 year ago

Need to drop 1 1B (H2H league) – everyone HEALED!

Cron
Jesus
Hosmer

wudaben
wudaben
1 year ago

Will Smith has been killing me lately but I’m not sold on my available options at this point. H2H points league and only have scoring for Wins 10, losses -5, saves 8 and blown saves -3. Here are the available options:

Karinchak
Graveman
Fulmer
Trivino
Tyler Rogers
Montero

Would you make any changes at this point?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

Is your stock in Lynn dropping? Struggling to get to 6 innings and only 2 K’s in 2 of last 4 starts. Something is off.

pb&j
pb&j
1 year ago

Do you like Happ or Sano in the short term?

Thanks, Grey!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

A manager offered me Yuli Guriel and Z. Plesac for B. Woodruff. I was going to reject this trade. Do you agree?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Just confirming that you would try and trade Justin Turner for Anthony Desclafani? Would you try for Freddy Peralta?

Thanks!!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

VV or Maeda ROS?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Devil’s Food Cake Day!

Got a couple SP questions;

Kenta Maeda was dropped (likely b/c he got hurt), but he appears to be scheduled to make his start this weekend in CLE.

Question 1.) is Maeda is worth using my Waiver Priority on or to just hold since he hasn’t exactly been great thus far?

Question 2.) (different league) Charlie Morton dropped, have Waiver Priority, but is he worth using it on (he’s not been good thus far).

Thanks as always!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Senzel is sitting more than playing-is he a drop for

Y. Diaz-red hot right now
Cesar-improving everyday
M. Duffy
Jeimer-steady
Schoop

Pickings are pretty thin right now-not sure how much longer I can go with Senzel not playing.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Would you trade Civale and reynolds for Conforto? If I don’t make a 2 for 1 I’ll have to cut romano with Tatis coming back.

Current Staff is Lynn, Bieber, Trevor Rogers, Means, Mahle, Castillo, Cease, Plesac, Civale, Romano, Clase, Reyes

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

Bregman or Albies? ROS and longterm keeper who do you prefer ?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

MI problems in roto leagues! Please rank

Lux
Wong
Moore
Polancol
Crawford

No Brain - er
No Brain - er
1 year ago

Have a chance to rent trout for the year in a 12 team 5×5 dynasty.

Trout and Daniel Hudson

For

Joey Gallo and Tyler Rodgers

League values saves like gold. Seems like a no brainer to me…. what say you?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

I posted this late last night; reposting so you might take a look (although I’m behind the news cycle re: Mercedes hitting the HR off Astudillo).

Video from 2002 when David Ross was a rookie facing Mark “Fetters” Grace when the Dodgers were up 18-0 with 2 out in the 9th. Ross hit a 2-run HR (first career HR).

https://youtu.be/JPnQsl-UpYM

Grace seemed pretty old school and just took it in good humor.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Streamers question- Do you like any of these for tomorrow?
Matz vs Bos
L. Garcia @ Oak
Hill @ Bal
If anyone out there doesn’t have anyone on the IL right now raise your hand! You’re an amazing drafter…

Pops
Pops
1 year ago

That reference to MTV’s Remote Control is a deep cut, props.

Ken Ober later starred in the video for the Blues Traveler song Hook, which is also appropriate for Bailey’s start.

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ken Ober went to my high school

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
1 year ago

Didn’t know him but ran into him once at a Santa Monica bar in the 90s and told him we went to the same high school but he was so UTI he didn’t care one bit… sad about him.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Not to gloat, because you know me and I would never do that!

But … remember when you recommended Selling Ohtani??? I argued to hold him. You argued it had only been two weeks and some change. Your argument was sound so I didn’t say anything else.

But today’s notes are eye opening as I’ve seen you come around to the Ohtani side of things. This is why I like you and your stuff because even when you’re wrong, you admit it. Bottom line is you’re always out to help all of us, even me, and I know I get on your nerves.

You do a great job Grey. Love this site!!!

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Good afternoon Grey
Thanks for the NJ shoutout
Quick q:
I’m in 9th place in 5×5 10 teamed – 2s across the board in pitching
MI is Chisholm turner hoerner with marte on IL and moistaskiss on the bench.
Pitchers are Castillo, Ian Anderson, civale, cease, German, hill
Question 1: which side / trea turner for bieber ?
Question 2: drop any pitcher for bumgarner, turnbull or t walker?
Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

No write-up love for Kyle Tucker’s slam? Dudes gettin hot. He’s been smokin hot for like a week. Those bad luck hard hit balls from April are missing defenders in May.

In the same game, Javier had a QS striking out a career high 9 but the bullpen IMMEDIATELY came in and choked balls. Dusty Baker sure knows the right strings to pull. I was having flashbacks to 2002 when he gave the game ball to Russ Ortiz in game 6 & slapped him on the ass before bringing in Felix Rodriguez then Rob Nenn to choke away the World Series. Anyhoo, Javier was pretty filthy all night aside from 3 poorly located balls (Laurenado, Laurenado, Olson).

Finally, thank you for making me think about Jennifer Connely & her absolute hotness. She’s my #1 movie star crush.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh shiz, you snuck him into the Matt Olsen blurb while waxing poetically about your teams.

Damn son, my bad!

And yeah – it’s not intentional but my top favorite actresses all seem to be Jewish. Connely, Eva Green, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman – the tribes produce some serious hotties. I feel like this is a PR opportunity. If more people knew about this, there’d be a lot less antisemitism in the world.

And I’ve brought us all one step closer to world peace. You’re welcome.

BelliDeep
BelliDeep