On a treadmill, Billy Beane screaming at Jonah Hill, “Get me Starling Marte!” as he presses the speed faster and faster. Now, he’s at a brisk pace that could be described as, “Miguel Sano rolling downhill.” Jonah Hill, knowing he has to do as his boss says, or risk being fired, trades Jesus Luzardo for Starling Marte and that’s when…The music rises. All we see is a bandana tied around the back of a head. Tight close-up and we see a finger wave. Another close-up and we see someone putting their hand to ear to hear crowd noise. A little kid stands on a chair, and points, “Mah gawd, that’s Kim Ng’s music!” It is her, and she just fleeced Billy Beane. Yo, yo, YO YO YO, how do you trade a Starling Marte rental for Jesus Luzardo? The Marlins will show you how. Jesus Luzardo can be an ace as soon as next year and Marte? Well, who knows where he’ll be next year. Crazy value there for the Marlins. That’s how you do rebuilding and why I was giving such crap to the Pirates the other day over Adam Frazier. Though, giving crap to the Pirates is fun. They like it too, right? Pirates like anything to do with booty. As for Marte in his new home, welp, that park sucks, but it’s not like Crayola Canyon is a great park, and Marte’s more of a five-category performer than reliant on power. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Chapman – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. There’s no way Matt Chapman can come out of his season-long funk. Blake Snell, “Hold my beer.”

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.01. I’m not going to mention how some of you were dropping him after he opened the season with one bad start, except for this non-mention.

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.44. Does it matter if he’s home? Doesn’t matter. Does it matter if he’s healthy? Doesn’t matter. Does it matter who his opponent is? Doesn’t matter. All that matters is if he’s in my fantasy lineup.

Yimi Garcia – Traded to the Astros. Can’t believe Yimi’s no longer in Miami. Guess they’re now, M.I.A.-Yimi. Did I nail it or did I totally nail it?! Huh?! No? Yeah, fair. Anthony Bender would be my grab in Miami, but Dylan Floro is there. As for the Astros, well, not just doubleheaders, but all Astros games are gonna be 7-inning games now.

Myles Straw – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (16, 17). Drink up my fantasy milkshake with that Straw! Drink it up!

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .316. Is it me or do the Astros still hit for average like it’s 2019? Hint:  It’s not me.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.30. I wanna like Odorizzi again, but struggling to and Streamonator making it easy to ignore.

Abraham Toro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs a slam (8) and legs (4), and 2nd homer in as many games. Okay, he really does know the Astros’ signs, so am I joking when I say that or no? Whatever the case, if he’s playing, that fish can swim! (Hot schmotato.)

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Must not hurt to have some fresh fished competition with Toro in Seattle. Seager is seeing red, and Toro is chasing him.

Joey Gallo – Acquired by the Yankees. “Fuggedaboutit, my Yanks just acquired My Cousin Vinny!” “What are you tawkin bout? They got Joey Gallo!” “That’s what I’m tawkin’ bout!” This then goes on for ten minutes until the gravy is ready.

Joey Gallo in the Bronx is interesting, but Joey Gallo can hit a home run in rural Alabama; he’s not going to homer in Yankee Stadium? I get a little excited about the thought of Judge, Giancarlo and Gallo going back-to-back-to-back, even if I roster none of them. But this shizz never works out as you think. Gallo’s gonna hit .220, because he always hits .220 and he’ll hit some bombs, because he always hits some bombs. Putting a guy with the most raw power from the left side in that dinky short porch fence park does give the feels of an incoming 25 homers in the final two months. Personally, I can’t believe the Yankees are moving on from Ryan LaMarre. He was so good in 2012.

Eduardo Escobar – Acquired by the Brewers. “It’s time for Edu.Escobar to school you on the fun stuff!” That’s Escobar going north for Narcos: Milwaukee. Bringing the sniffy-sniffy to the drinky-drinky, Escobar knows how to party! The Brewers acquired Escobar, saying they can see him playing 1st base. “How can they not see me?” asked Rowdy Tellez. On the reals, the Brewers might be the only team ever to acquire a 1st baseman, not play him, then turn around and acquire another 1st baseman. Brewers about to go out and get Freddie Freeman, aren’t they? So, Escobar’s value goes up a little with this trade: Better park. Lineup’s garbage but so was his last one. In Arizona, this is good news for Asdrubal Cabrera’s playing time. The bad news is it’s Asdrubal Cabrera.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.69, in 70 pitches. So hard to trust Houser, Lauer and FreddyKBB right now without knowing how many innings any are going to throw.

Rodolfo Castro – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, as he now plays 2nd base for the Pirates. He has only five hits in his career. Meaning: He’s only homered! Hahahahahahaha–WHAT?! Yesterday, on a 2-0 pitch from Josh Hader, Castro guessed slider and hit a home run. What kind of lunatic guesses slider on a 2-0 pitch from Josh Hader? Rodolfo Ruth, that’s who. He did have 11 homers (and six steals!) in 207 minor league at-bats this year, while hitting .300. Prolly can do worse in deeper leagues.

Trea TurnerNats-Phils game was postponed, due to Covid. The Nats have 12 positives, including four players. Next time, you might want to let a guy get Covid with a slower sprint speed. Okay, make it make sense:  They banged last night’s game, but they let players start playing the night before prior to having Covid test results.

Magneuris Sierra – 1-for-5 as he now plays center field for the Marlins. Hey, I said the Marlins got better as far as pitching goes. I didn’t say anything about their hitting.

Garrett Cooper – Out for the year, opting for surgery on his UCL tear. Worst case of Gamelitis since Mat Gamel.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. Is he still a Marlin? How about now? Now? What about now?

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. Truly an aspiring story this year for Mancini, which gets you a Sunday morning local news story, so that ain’t helping us, but his fantasy value definitely is, as he ranks right in the top 20 for outfielders on the Player Rater.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and third homer in two games. By any chance, did Riley get taught hitting by Justin Upton or Adam Duvall? Austin Riley is like the personification of a hot streak.

Tylor Megill – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.04. With guys being shut down or limited all over the league, pitchers like Megill are going to win and lose people fantasy leagues.

Mychal GivensReds acquired him from the Rockies. It almost didn’t happen, because the Reds were asking for him, and Rockies kept demanding manners. “Who do you want?” “Givens.” “What do you say?” “Givens?” “What do you say?” “Please?” “That’s right.” The Reds are such a shizz show of a pen that I wouldn’t be half-shocked to see Givens get saves.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, and now five straight games with a home run. Since the All-Star Break, Votto has eight homers; the Rangers have four. At the All-Star Game, Liam Hendriks stood on the mound, cussing a blue streak. From his Australian-accented “Holy Shizzballs,” emerged a small kangaroo that was named Joey, and that “Holy Shizzballs” Joey grew into Joey Votto.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.71. T. Mahle’s been riding my ratios hard and putting them away wet, but I do try to maintain hope.

Jared Walsh – Hit the IL with an intercostal strain. How did he strain the road that runs north and south in Florida? My guess is he’s out until September, but I honestly didn’t hear the severity of the strain.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer, hitting .280. Barry Bonds WHO?! Sorry, I was just reading about Barry Bonds, then suddenly the World Health Organization.

Max Stassi – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. Meh, like every catcher he’s hitting for a bad average. Which is what I say to fool you. He’s hitting .306.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. All the trades are happening and Story’s like Santa’s Little Helper tiptoeing past the TV, trying to get other teams’ attention.

Raimel Tapia – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th steal, hitting .285. Angels’ pitching is so bad it’s making the Rockies road hitters.

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7Ks, ERA at 3.67. Would be a wild ride to get there, but, if Giolito gets to 3.30 ERA by year’s end, it’s kinda exactly what we expected.

Eloy Jimenez – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness. *smoking five cigarettes at once* I don’t know if I can go on.

Anthony DeSclafani – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.10. It stands to reason if a whole pitching staff was in the same team bus, they’d all get to the costume ball late together, and would all simultaneously turn into pumpkins.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .165. *staring into the sun until the glare overtakes your vision and burns out your retinae* I think I saw a Cody Bellinger home run.

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19, moving his record to 11-1. Um, are people talking about how good his season is? Buehler…Anyone?

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.87. Yeah, cool, cool, but it was vs. the Rangers and tell me now who’s facing them next because I want to stream everyone vs. Texas.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and four homers in the last week. Tally Vaarseho!

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.30. Sick of watching Arizona’s saves go unclaimed on waivers, I bit the bullet and grabbed Soria in a few leagues. So. Dot dot dot. Yesterday, Tyler Clippard (1 IP, 0 ER) got his 1st save. Don’t laugh at me, it’s hurtful.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.31. The Regression Fairies love what you did with your hair and hate your f**king fantasy team.

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Between him and Bader, who’s hotter? Not to answer but to lightly touch both and see which one sizzles louder.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. He’ll be in Friday’s Buy column — which is already available on Patreon — as he was in last week’s and the previous week’s and, well, perhaps you should get your bangs cut because you’re missing stuff right in front of your face.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-3 and his 18th and 19th homer. The $54 Vending Machine Steak needs to eat!

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer. Such a bummer to think all his fantasy value was lost when Lindor was traded. Brutal news.

Zach Plesac – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26. Guardians jumped out to a big early lead and Plesac cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Wily Peralta – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.64 vs. J.A. Happ – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.77. “Maybe I should just see what kind of deals he’s talking about?” That’s Wily Peralta after hearing Just Awful Happ had some extra Just Awful he could sell him.

Brent Rooker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and three homers in four games. Rooker about to Wally Pipp Buxton out of a job. Kidding. Take it easy. Rooker is a hot schmotato though.

Max Kepler – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in four games. Kepler is in that file of players like Soler and Springer, and not just because his name ends with -er. He could be better in the 2nd half than he was in the 1st.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer. Get ready for seven homers in ten days from Sano.

Ryan Jeffers – 2-for-3, 6 RBIs, and his 7th and 8th homer. Have an idea for an experiment: Put Tony Wolters in as the Twins’ catcher and see if he can get on a 20-homer pace.

George Springer – 2-for-7 and his 9th homer. Oh man, I just realized Springer has nine homers in less than a month of games. Cody Bellinger, you nincompoop!

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. Never forget Adam Duvall became Grichuk 2.0, but without Grichuk 1.0 there would be no Grichuk 2.0. Haha, am I talking nonsense or do you follow? I’m saying Grichuk gets hotter than a witch’s areola.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.04, waist 34″, inseam 17″, ass crack visible from space. Can Robbie Ray get some looser-fitting pants or no? Or put on some pants over your pants!

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DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

What do we know about the arm of Nick Anderson? Is he an inevitable TJ? Drop Bard,Hembree or Soto for him? Or drop all three for Anderson,Bender and Finnegan?

Patino over Means?

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

12 team AL-only keeper league. We are going for it all this year and it is a tight race spots 1-5. We are up against the salary cap and want to free up room without compromising current production.

Thoughts on below trade?:

We trade away:

Alex Verdugo (A24) and Joey Wendle (E12 – last contract year)

We receive:
Adolis Garcia (A10) and Jose Iglesia (A7)

Good deal for us right? Only main concern is the drop in AVG in the Verdugo for Garcia swap.

Thanks!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
1 year ago

i get WAS getting k.ruiz + j.gray + throw ins for scherzer (age 37 and 1.33 years left on contract), but trea turner TOO for just that is crazy (28 years old, arb next year), should’ve been a whole separate amount of prospects for him alone.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

After the trades today, do you change the dollar values? For example, I have the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks and Adbert Alzolay on my team. I have been pitching them on every start.

For his next two starts, Hendricks’ dollar values are 9.5$ and 14.5$ against Washington and CWS.

Adbert Alzolay dollar values are 7.9$ and 14.0 against these same two teams.

I was still going to start both of them against the Nats and CWS. Do you agree?

Thanks!

Martin

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Dang, I listened to SON tonight with Ryu and missed out on this solid start

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Grey,

The Dodgers stove is a little too hot for me if I’m being honest. It would be pretty neat if there were some sort of blueprint to fix this stuff ya know? If only other professional sport organizations had done something to address this very situation. I don’t know anything. I’m spitballing… from the ceiling to the floor. Ahem…

Anyway… I was feeling pretty damn good about my Sewald pick up for a few hours. That was nice. Now what? Who’s the random pick up for saves now?

We talked about Hudson / Finnegan earlier…. Bender… who else?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

bender over finnegan for now (unless floro gets the first one), sewald still might be closing over d.castillo. i’d probably do this order for ROS right now:
bender/finnegan/sewald/floro (but sewald moves to first if he gets first save at SEA), obv bender to the back of the line if floro gets first.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

some rumors about hudson to SD, if that happens i’d move finnegan to top of list immediately since SEA/MIA are still unknown entities. that time of year, if you have moves to spare i’d just grab finnegan now (in competitive leagues you’d have had to hours ago, esp on slow day). WAS has nobody even half decent besides finnegan if hudson moves out.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

Hey thanks man. Yes the rumors are true. Sounds like Finnegan is the guy. Curious what happens today too

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

This has been one crazy day …not sure I remember a trade deadline like this & it’s not over. I thought the Padres had Mad Max then the Dodgers just swoop in …insane
IF the Dodgers indeed acquire both Trea & Mad Max to go along with Duffey …then Price is back to long relief??
Do the Nats likely just pitch Josiah Gray?
Can’t wait to read what all this means in your recap tomorrow …be working tonight so likely one of the 1st the read it. The Buy/ Sell / Hold is likely a total revamp …today must be your busiest (but fun) days

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Should I drop Romano for Bender now? or wait & see?? I do still have Iglesias & Pressly

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

or even Anderson …a chance he shares with Fairbanks??

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

it’s TB, so everybody shares, most of them probably to n.anderson (till his elbow falls off) and fairbanks, i’m betting in less than a month chargois is 3rd or 4th most leverage.

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. Who would you want to own in Yampa for Saves? For holds?
2. We play three CI and have a Util spot. I have Abreu, Freeman, Bregman, Donaldson and Wisdom (just added for trade flexibility). Need a SP or RF. Freeman stays. Tried Donaldson but no takers. Thoughts on these:
a. Bregman for Urias
b. Abreu for Judge
c. Bregman and Disco for Lynn and Bender
Thanks’

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Here are the two deals. Which do you prefer in a holds and saves league.

1. Bregman for his Urias
2. Bregman and Hembree for Urias and Pom

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Mize pitching into the 7th. We’re in uncharted territory here.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

How much whould Carrasco be trusted. “Easy upcoming starts (home vs Cincy; and @ Mia) – SON loves them. I’d be dropping David Price to get him.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Big decision..who to trade for rizzo

Cahna
Mouncastle
Jeff mcneil
Or
Swanson

Don’t care about steals

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Castillo to seattle hurts Sewald and Steckenrider’s save chances I assume. Which of these faceless candidates do you feel best about for pickup?
Floro
Bender
Springs
Bednar
Tate
Finnegan
Other

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Stick with Price as a starter or take a chance that Patino is on to something? Patino definitely looked better today. Thanks.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Carasco over plesac or Gilbert? Or hold

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks grey.

What about gleyber, cesar Hernandez or josh Harrison

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Think rays trade for a new closer with Castillo dealt or do they have someone in house (Anderson)?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

chargois’ is moving up soon i’m betting too, at least above kitteridge.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I will need to drop an OF when Luis Robert is activated. One of these — Conforto (my guess); Pham; Duvall; or Soler.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

In LF, I have Bryant, Andrew McCutchen, Robbie Grossman, LaMonte Wade, and Raimel Tapia.
In CF, Bryant, McCutchen, Tapia and Wade.
I’m In RF, I have Grossman, Bryant and Wade.
I also have Buxton on IP. he plays CF.

Who would you waive to get Jose Islesias since I only have Story at SS .

Thanks so much for all your help!

Martin

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

TB’s so awesome. they’re all “we’ll win this division anyway or wild card so suck up some more value for RP’s anyway”. of course it might include something very silly like thinking n.anderson’s elbow tendon is in great shape for the next couple of years right away.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

they got back chargois, who’s been about equal to castillo this year anyway. so they got a free prospect and a cheaper version of castillo, good god TB’s sick.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

Rizzo to yanks makes sense. What about Voit now

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

i’d guess he goes back in cost cutting move for CUBS, he’s on cheap contract and arb elig for next few years. 1B for this year (wisdom at 3B, bryant in OF), next year a lot of DH’ing.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

As an owner I’d take that

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
1 year ago

turns out that isn’t happening. i don’t know where all those NYY players are playing now. unless they let stanton play LF or RF again all the time, gallo CF or the other CIOF slot. g.allen and gardner barely play etc.

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Josiah or Patino ROS?

Thank you

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Also, O’Neill or Wade?

Thanks again kind sir!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Saint
1 year ago

canadian lift champion for me unless you need runs very badly compared to other stuff.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

During a Razz draft I opined that Votto would probably be more valuable for Razz leagues than RCLs. Might be some insight there as to why I’m not leading any RCLs (or Razz leagues).

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

should’ve dropped him a long while ago in razz leagues. probably around the time j.fuentes went very cold but was still playing mostly everyday for a while. there’s probably better options back then than fuentes but he’s easy off top of my head there.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Apologies in advance for all the questions today; ..not a single starter today with lower than a 4ERA/1.5WHIP

Roster:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Conforto
UTL: Adolis, Baddoo
BN: n/a

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, P. Corbin, Price, Stripling
RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

Question 1:
Would you drop David Price (or anyone else) for any of the following SP’s:

– Fleming (starting tomorrow v. BOS)
– Wacha (starting 8/2 v. SEA)
– Odorizzi (not starting again till 8/4)

Question 2:
Just lost Hoerner to the IL, which bat do you like to replace him with?

Best Bats (listing positions b/c I already have 5X OF-only players):

– Bader (OF)
– Soler (OF)
– Varsho (C, OF)
– Sano (1B,3B)
– Straw (SS, OF)
– Seager (3B)
– Toro (3B)
– Tellez (1B)
– K. Farmer (C,1B,2B,3B,SS)

Thanks again

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I see harper and now Hoskins left the game today. Devers last night. All of these stupid double headers and all injuries were in the 2nd game. Did baseball stop rescheduling full games on mutual off days? I’d prefer a full game instead of trying to cram everything into 1 day. The 7 inning double headers need to go.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

pretty sure these were rain or corona test caused doubleheaders.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

Yeah but games if postponed were not always automatically turned into dh’s previously. They used to schedule make up games farther out in the schedule

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

some of them have been, but some of those end up being doubleheaders later too from other rainouts.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

pretty sure manfred intentionally leaked like a week or 2 ago that guy on 2B to start extras and 7 inning doubleheaders were gone next year, which was odd as this is the kind of crap they usually try to leverage out of MLBPA.

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

Rank these SP’s ROS pts league:

Castillo, Manaea, Nola

muskysmell
muskysmell
1 year ago

Devers or JoRam in a keeper league

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team redraft

I trade my Edwin Diaz for Eloy.

SAGNOF, right?

Thanks in advance.

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

holy crap some crazy shit happens in uncapped sports (scherzer to SD sounding like). i guess they’ll just demote the guy not far removed from a cy young who they just paid a large shit load of money (snell). this’ll be some quite good prospects i’d assume.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

scratch that i forgot about weathers. could be paddack too though. still hilarious that a team can just buy up more top 10 players at position and top whatever % of contract whenever they want.

Carnac the Magnificent
Carnac the Magnificent
1 year ago

I can envision a scenario where the Mets get Story…and JD Davis all of the sudden is on the Rockies. I hope it happens.

Carnac the Magnificent
Carnac the Magnificent
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Right…and my fantasy team

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

My team:

Garver
Alonso
Albies
Story
Moncada
Votto (inf)

Springer
Pham
Verdugo
Kepler
Donaldson (utility)

W. Franco

Darvish
Woodruff
T. Rogers
Framber
Kikuchi
Sandoval
Hendricks
Maeda

Diaz
Pressly
Bednar
D. Hudson

Which return would you prefer for Trevor Rogers? A guy in my league is interested in him as a keeper.

Nola/realmuto
Nola/conforto
Nola/L.Hendriks

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

I see Brandon Crawford has picked up where he left off.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Max to Slam Diego? Wow, just wow

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

According to mlb trade rumours, they have agreed on what the Padres would send, going over medicals now. Damn

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Farmer has been hot at SS in Cincy. Try Farmer over J.P. Crawford or not? Thanks.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! OBP OPS h2h. Going to sneak into playoffs and hoping to get some backup now that Walsh, Trea (hopefully not Soto) are in the IL. Currently rocking Sanchez as my C who is killing Obp.

Would you trade your Sale (keepable for $9) for Posey (.400 obp) and Ketel Marte (hopefully back soon and not getting reinjured)?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks – yea arms looking good and have Bieber on IL in waiting too.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

You down with everywhereblair’s take on Wisdom and this barrel business?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Can’t be any worse than Bellinger!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He sucks so bad. I bet he does nothing with this bases loaded opportunity.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

I tried.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Karte and Jazz likely (ezcept this is 2021) activated soon. My possible cuts are Lourdes (2B,OF), Lamonte Wade (1B,OF), Swanson (SS), and Brandon Lowe (1B,2B,OF).

I assume my cuts will be Jazz and Lourde (or Wade). Agree?

negatto
negatto
1 year ago

Who do we like moving forward, Conforto or Carlson, both are one the wire?

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

If Nats trade Turner, what would that do to Soto’s fantasy value ROS? There will be no protection in that lineup for him. Where would the counting stats come from? Should Soto owners look to trade him if Trea is gone?

MD
MD
1 year ago

Hi, Grey.

Possible to rank these SP’s ROS?
Yahoo 14-team, head-to-head categories, W’s ERA, WHIP, K’s and QS all counted.

Woodruff
McClan
Skubal
Flaherty
Means
Houck
Mahle
Framber
Sonny Gray

Appreciate all you do.

Thanks!

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Wondering what the hell to do with Snell in a keeper league. Redraft, I would have kicked him to the curb a long time ago. But its hard to let someone like him go for nothing. And he has zero trade value right now. Even to the cellar dwellers in my league.

Side note. Im looking to drop one or more of these guys for streamers/RP. 12 team league.
ODORIZZI, KIKUCHI, PLESAC and the aforementioned SNELL. Although i do think that I could come up with some good team names with that group.
Some available pitchers
PRICE
HOUCK
COBB
PATINO
BARLOW
HEMBREE(not sure how that bullpen shakes out)
FINNEGAN/HUDSON
CLASE(have Karinchak)

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

you would really just drop Snell in a keeper league? Im tempted but I hate just outright dropping a player that was consensus top 50 redraft. Probably top 30 keeper league

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sigh. Nope. I know I should just drop him. He has had like maybe 4 good starts all season. Which 2 of that group would you dump first? I’m
Leaning Odorizzi for 1

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, Houch just option to AAA (blows for my fantasy team), so something big is in the works.

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

*Houck

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hopefully, but latest word is its just for roster felxability til the 8/7 twin bill.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Gonsolin, Pivetta, Matz, Toussaint, Paddack, Gallen…

12 team keeper league.

Drop one for P Sandoval?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Carson Kelly when he returns or stick with Yadi?

Can the Marlins really not give the closer role to Bender? Floro would make me very sad.

Love the MLB trade deadline – that is all!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

It didn’t take Bell long to go back to sucking.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Jesus…holy Votto. This is some next level, back to the future shit…the movel to deal Ian Happ’s corpse for Votto just as he came off the the IL looks genius.

Crackenship
Crackenship
1 year ago

Grey, 6×6 keeper league – QS instead of wins.

SP for RP trade…What do you think of Sandy A. for Matt Barnes?

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Sandoval or Gallen ROS?

Also, which do you like long-term?

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

Man, Patino is looking sharp.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 year ago

Hey Grey, shallow roto 5×5 league…can you rank these guys (2 sets) moving forward please? No specific category needs, just looking for overall value. Thanks G!

– Set 1, please rank top 3 or so moving forward: JD Davis, Dom Smith W Myers, A Hays, K Seagar

– Set 2: Cesar, Hays, Myers, L Wade, Dejong, Tellez, K Seagar

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. Sorry, I forgot to include Renfroe (in both). Renfroe over any of these guys, JD Davis, Cesar, Kyle Seagar? Thanks again!

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Who do you like as a stream for tomorrow:

Gilbert @TEX
Valdez @SF
Sandoval vOAK
Taillon @MIA
Stripling vKC
Skubal vBAL
Carrasco vCIN

luvdarooks
1 year ago

6 X 6 — net wins – QS – K Whip ERA S——- I have room for one SP if I waive Ian Happ (IF Cubs)…. He’s killing my team.—— What if he sticks when they clean house and starts hitting again? Likely?
Anyway my choices if I cut him are : Keller Urquidy Baz Luzardo ( Mia) Who’s the pitcher ROY ?

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Albombso! carrying my squad in power numbers

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Schwarber over Lindor?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

hells yeah. back sooner too.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Flip a coin? It’s be for UTIL

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

please god no! story might go to the mess.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

Finnegan gets the first save post-Hand. His career first save. First game of a double header today. They trusted him to try to save it for presumably Scherzer’s last game as a Nat. *shrug* It’s something?

Probably Dan Hudson’s job if he isn’t traded and comes back healthy, but short term it looks like Finnegan’s job to lose.

gargamel04
gargamel04
1 year ago

One very nice thing about DeSclafani’s regression is that he only pitches bad when he’s supposed to. I’ve only benched him against the Dodgers, and he’s gotten me 6W/2.12/0.80/55K in 63 IP

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

At what point are we ok with dropping Bellinger in a 12-team, or, to a lesser extent, Grisham?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

like with every other drop question it’s about who you are dropping for. so if say tatis is in FA that would be at any point. clearly that’s not the case. i simply ain’t dropping grisham if OBP or OPS though unless some very odd people in FA.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Drop S Gray, Means or Kikuchi first?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Grey,

Can you do me a favor and help with these rankings ROS?

Pat Sandoval, Touki, Alex Wood, Maeda, Alcantara

Thank you!

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
Reply to  Worm Burner
1 year ago

Really just ROS as of right now. I know they’re all droppable if they deserve it

Thanks man

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

was freaked out that t.estrada was the one to lose playing time with crawford back, then noticed “thairo road” is playing LF, yep that’s him, named wrong on baseball press’s lineup page.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

1) Looking to replace Lourdes at 2B – Cesar, India, Kike?
2) Yaz, Grisham, Belly been terrible OF — What moves would you make — Grossman, Pollock, Conforto, D Smith, Soler, Rooker, JD Davis, Kepler, Naquin
3) Dropping either Sonny Gray or Gallen? Available – Gonsolin, Price, Taillon, Cobb, Gomber, JMont, Skubal, L Webb

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! What the heck happened to Gallen? He was a keeper for me this past year. Shoulda stayed on the fish.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Matt
1 year ago

currently unfixed UCL sprain. probably at least 70% needs TJ. this happened back on may 12th. has nothing to do with ARI vs MIA (unless of course MIA would’ve made him get his UCL fixed and ARI didn’t, in that case, probably yes). his pitching stats on ARI were quite good till lately.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. I’m rostering Luis Urias (bench bat — 2B,SS,3B )but fear he may be losing ABs from Escobar. Ty France (1B,2B) is available.- France or Urias?

2. Who’s the cut. Romero; Ranger; Soria?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

romano. probably not talking about james romero from his poker fantasy league. by the way don’t cut james romero from your poker leagues.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Romano; Ranger; Soria

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

yeah right now cut romano (TOR). by tomorrow soria might be like the 6th inning guy somewhere though or dick rod’s taken over in PHI or something.

speill
speill
1 year ago

Do you have any updates on Eddie Rosario? Been out since before the break. The word on him from espn is he will be back the 16th. He’s not and can’t seem to find out any info on him. Thanks

LastPlace
LastPlace
1 year ago

2 questions:

Are you bullish on Madrigal for 2022?

Madrigal or Jared Walsh for next year?

Thanks!

LastPlace
LastPlace
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh Great Grey,

I feel your pain with Mahle. And his H/A splits are getting ridiculous. It looks like he’s lined up for 2 home starts next week with MIN & PIT.

Is it worth picking him up over these guys?
Fried @StL; WAS
Plesac @Tor; DET
Alcantara NYM; @Col

ray
ray
1 year ago

Looks like BoSox are on Scherzer’s wish list…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Pleasantly surprised as a life long Masshole haha I just thought east coast was a deal breaker…..love that in the same breath he turned the Yanks away hahaha

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Which catcher goes: Vazquez, Murphy, varsho? Obp format, 2 catcher league. Thx

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

10-TM H2H NL-Only (OBP)

GM Grey,

A) I’m in need of Saves for this week. Currently I have Kimbrel, Bard, and Rogers. I have Tepera as a handcuff for Kimbrel. I would need to drop Rogers to SAGNOF. Would you drop him for one of Givens or Finnegan (Hand gone and Hudson on Covid-IL). Unfortunately I can’t get Finnegan for his DH today if that’s the better option.

B) Hoerner is out and there’s no word on the severity of his side injury. He hasn’t been doing much outside of OBP help since coming off the IL. Should I go ahead and move on to someone Like Sierra that has some SB potential? Other hitters available are: Duffy, Bote, Nogowski, and Parra. No good options. Duffy and Bote should probably see more time with one or both of Bryant and Rizzo being traded.

C) If/When Story is moved, does Fuentes become an add for NL-Only?

Thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A. Tyler Rogers (SF) – Not getting a lot of Save opps, but has helped with ratios.
B. Agreed. Lost Acuña, now scrambling to fill an empty spot if Hoerner misses time.
C. Might need to do this because of the Coors factor.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Tough time of year. Currently in 1st place by 6 and 7 games. I have Tr. Rogers and Ian Anderson both out. Paddack and Corbin both suck and Gausman hasn’t looked that good. Alcantara and Marquez have been my only trustworthy guys lately.

E. Hernandez is available. I may need to stash him.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Tanner Houck vs. Toronto (4IP, 2H,1ER, 1BB, 7Ks). Poop likey.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Houck was just optioned back to AAA. Could just be procedural, or the Red Sox are acquiring a starter.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

I was expecting some surprises today but not this

5. Andrew Vaughn (R) 2B

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess TLR is trying to show Cesar Hernandez that he has options and he better not get cocky.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m going to call CDC and report that he has been exposed to Covid and needs to quarantine for 2 weeks just to get Vaughn that 2B eligibility.

Smitty
1 year ago

Think Andres Gimenez gets the call with Cesar going to CWS? He’s been pretty solid since being demoted

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

o.miller’s the one called up so far.

ray
ray
Reply to  Smitty
1 year ago

Good call

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Brad Hand to TOR
Cesar Hernandez to CWS

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Will be interesting between now and tomorrow where players go.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

tepera to ws