If you’ve prayed to the House of Mustache, knelt before the King of Knows-A-Thing, drank from the Fantasy Master Lothario’s Kool-Aid, wept into the Cup of What Am I Doing With Jose Berrios, farted in the direction of everyone who drafts a starter early, then you did not enjoy Gerrit Cole (7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.14) last night. No worries, we are here for each other during these difficult days. If one of you reading this had Cole go last night, I am screaming, “Infidel,” at you while spraying you with vape juice (it’s all I have handy). We must live together without the aces and die together without the aces. Y’all who are sneaking aces are cheating and you best sleep with your eyes open. If you really want to know how Cole’s doing (why?), he’s doing great. His peripherals look as great as they’ve been post-Spider Tack — 11.6 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 2.73 xFIP. The best ever he’s looked? Meh, not really. That was in Houston. The best he’s looked with the Yankees? Borderline acceptable to say that. Honestly, he’s great. Remember, it’s not about us missing out on Cole, it’s about the guys we’re able to get later in place of him. For unstints, his opponent last night: Shane McClanahan (6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.81). Imagine seeing both Cole and McClanahanananananananan’s numbers this year and being like, “That’s why you draft Cole in the 1st round!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Clay Holmes – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.55, and 1st blown save. What a bum!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, htiting .238. HR to the Izzo.

Josh Lowe – 0-for-3 as he was called up. BDon and I go over Lowe on this week’s podcast that you can watch, rather than listen to, on our Youtube channel (click subscribe!) For those of you who prefer to read words vs. listen to them, Lowe’s 31.2% strikeout rate in Triple-A sure seems like a bad omen — like a bird flying in a house or your mother saying, “Oh boy, here comes the IBS.” Lowe needs to have a .375+ BABIP to even scratch and/or sniff a .240 average. He does have power and speed, which is always alluring. At some point, these em-effers are gonna click and you’re gonna be like, “Grey, your mustache and handsome face told me to pick up Vidal Brujan and Josh Lowe, and now you don’t seem quite as daffy.” Will that time be now for Lowe? No one knows, but that’s why we do flyers, you giant ding dong! I mean, over-the-internet friend.

Ken Giles – Activated from the IL. He missed the last five years with “something or other,” as defined by WebMD. He could move into the Mariners’ closer role eventually, but I can’t imagine it happens immediately, or within the next month.

Jeter Downs – Was called up by the Red Sox as a promotional tie-in with the upcoming ESPN film about The Captain. “What he meant to the city? How can you pinpoint one thing? Hmm…I guess if I had to say one thing, you had to know that if you were dating a 21 to 24-year-old she might come home at some point and say, ‘I slept with Derek Jeter last night, but he gave us a Harry & David gift basket.'” That’s a Yankee fan being interviewed about Jeter. So, the Red Sox have this Jeter — he must be a spy — and he’s a power and speed guy who might hit .190, as his strikeouts are currently out of control. Also, he might only be up until Enrique returns.

Jarren Duran – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st and 2nd steal. Can Enrique Hernandez get a paper cut that sidelines him for three months? Or just, ya know, get traded?

Josh Winckowski – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.68. So, Jack Suwinski, Josh Winckowski and A.J. Pollock get in a canoe? Jack says to Josh, “I thought only one Pollock was coming.”

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He was activated with one sole purpose, “To make Grey seem slightly less insane for calling  him a sleeper.” Good luck with that, Jeimer!

C.J. Abrams – 0-for-3 as he was called up. As in, he was called up previously, and I mentioned he was being called up on Sunday. Or alluded to it. I’m gonna allude you! Which is what I say to the person stalking me, then tell them I spelled it wrong. Little salt in the ol’ eye. Lots of moves with call-ups, which is what we like. It makes the blood flow. All over. Rawr! Abrams is worth adding everywhere until Machado returns. He’s got crazy speed, and a little bit of power and average too. He’s toolsy, yo!

Manny Machado – Might avoid the IL. About what I was saying with Abrams. Umm.

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-3 and a slam (7) and legs (1). Just did a Player Rater check-in on Cronenworth. Not bad, about as valuable as another guy who homered last night, Taylor Ward.

Trent Grisham – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, as he was moved to leadoff, hitting .189. For those wondering, Grisham’s been awful. Not startable in most leagues.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.17. Him pitching well this year after screwing me last year is one of the bigger gut punches for me. That and whatever Matt Olson is doing.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the IL with “this is gonna be a lost season for him unfortunately, boy, does it suck.” The only remedy is “seeing who else is on waivers.”

Miles Mikolas – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.64. Fo’ reals, know what’s nice about running NL Central pitchers out there? There’s no good teams.

Aaron Ashby – Hit the IL with forearm inflammation. Ah, yes, just that little bugaboo that sidelines pitchers for 15-18 months. I’m sure it’s nothing.

Corbin Burnes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31. Was my number one pitcher coming into the year, and still has to be the favorite for number one. Maybe Sandy Alcantara or Gerrit Cole are within social distancing of him.

Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Meh, hitting 9th now and he’s so “Two random weeks in May” anyway.

Trayce Thompson – Traded to the Dodgers for cash. The cash was in unmarked bills. Shoot, it was actually green, blank paper from Staples. Not cool! Thompson was hitting .305 with 17 HRs in the minors this year, because he’s older than some managers.

Anthony DeSclafani – Might start on Tuesday. Hey, that’s today!

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Was about as tough a matchup as you get with him visiting a red-hot Braves team. By the by, one of the hottest hitters on the Braves? Michael Harris II (3-for-3). He’s making me want to go back and watch the first one!

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He’s having quite the month, and also just barely passed teammate, Contreras, for homers.

Max Fried – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77. He touched 100 last night. Not bottles on the freakin’ wall! MPH! Wow, not sure where that came from, but I likey.

Taylor Ward – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .313. “Hey, if we toss him in the grinder we could make Taylor hamburgers–Whoa! Hold on! He’s alive!” Shows you how good his April/May were, because his June has been awful. Hopefully this is him coming out of it.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Is it me (it’s not me) or does this not at all seem like the Syndergaard of the Mets?

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (2), hitting .259. One who seeks a nap: Hunter Dozier.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1). Okay, enough of that! Nicky Lopez (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 5th steal) got his 6th RBI on the year in his 63rd game played. He’s on pace for 15 RBIs on the year. Vogelbach had more ribbies yesterday in a Chili’s.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Sal Perez was prolly happy to be catching Bubic, since Syndergaard was giving up so many steals. “Catching Bubic” also sounds like a really bad YA novel.

Yoan Moncada – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Machado accidentally knocks his foot from his leg and could avoid the IL. A White Sox player sneezes and misses 12 weeks.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Please hit, like, 10 homers in the next two weeks. Please!

Andrew Vaughn – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .330. I have Vaughn in a lot of leagues. Mostly leagues where I can’t drop him. I knew he was hitting for a good average; I had no idea he only had seven homers. Thought it was like 12.

Joe Kelly – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 9.39, and the save. Signs your manager might be drinking: Holding Joe Kelly for the save. Yo, what on earth? Seriously, did Tony La Russa get hit on the head? Is he a dry drunk or what? This is batshizz crazy. Kendall Graveman (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.43 who pitched the 8th) is about as lights-out as they come. Joe Kelly had one good moment in his career, hitting Correa with the ‘you mad bro’ face. That’s it!

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.11. Two steps forward, one step back onto a big freakin’ landmine.

Cavan Biggio – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Hey, as long as he only faces Joe Kelly, the Biggios have another HOFer in their family.

Oneil Cruz – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs as he was called up. I didn’t believe it until I saw him in uniform. Understand now why the Pirates waited so long, do you know how much he’s going to cost them in fabric? The Pirates’ tailor had to sew six Jolly Rogers together for each leg. So, the Pirates actually called him up, then proceeded to bat him 6th, but he was protected by Bligh Madris (3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal), who might be another Captain promotional tie-in. We get it, ESPN, you have a Jeter film coming up.

JT Brubaker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.11. Guy who watched Pirates for the first time in five years, due to Oneil Cruz, “They just need a 1st baseman and a few more arms.” Seriously, though, Brubaker didn’t look awful. Streamonator did love this start, though, and is kinda meh on his next.

Daniel Robertson – Acquired by the Phillies to operate as a bench bat, and sound like a closer. “Hey, we got Daniel Robertson, he was shutdown for the Cubs!” That’s a Phils fan falling for it.

Trevor Rogers – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.83. You can wait for him to be better, or you can also send postcards to your leaguemates saying you’ve been in a coma for the last two months and could they please backdate your drop of Trevor Rogers for the last two months. The latter solution is a lot more preferable than holding him as he ruins your team. For actual information, Coolwhip sent me this, “Trevor Rogers is still broke, hasn’t corrected the issues yet I pointed out in my Trevor Rogers breakdown. He corrected his breaking balls some, but the fastball still is way off from the others.” And that’s me quoting Coolwhip!

David Peterson – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.18. Streamonator loved Peterson yesterday, as it should’ve. Good work, robot head!

Ender Inciarte – Signed a minor league deal with the Mets. Signing Ender is the Mets putting the finishing touches on being a contender.

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Ach Choo
Ach Choo
10 days ago

6×6 ROTO w/QS instead of Wins.

Grey,

Which of these SPs do you like ROS?

Alex Cobb
Josiah Gray
Alex Wood

Ach Choo
Ach Choo
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

HA HA! Okay, let me clarify…If you could only choose one?

bill
bill
11 days ago

OHTANI

bill
bill
11 days ago

Hey Bobbay!!!!

jameson
jameson
11 days ago

long term, total crystal ball here…who has better career and how close is it….wander or cruz??

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
11 days ago

Hi Grey. Start Tyler anderson and jo mo tomorrow?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
11 days ago

RCL league

1) Harris or R Green? How close is it?

2) Have way too much pitching (no one droppable) and desperately need hitting. What do you think of my RP Doval, SP Heaney, and SP Contreras for his INF Garcia, OF Harris, and RP Scott

Rest of my staff is Alcantara, Verlander, Ohtani, Kopech, Morton, Wood, Cobb, Springs, Robertson, Graveman, Houck

thanks and have a great evening!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 days ago

K. Wong vs L. Urias?

Top 3 of Josiah, Disco, Stripling, Ashby, H. Greene, I. Kennedy or stream it up?

J C
J C
11 days ago

Polanco and Wander out so grabbed Baez Sunday. Blind squirrel finds acorn.
Then missed grabbing everyone’s darling, Mr Strider, due to a faster computer right at game time Sunday. Was so mad! Now I think I should go to the casino and press my good luck

buddens126
buddens126
11 days ago

A. Altuve and blackburn
B. Soto
Which side?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
11 days ago

Ciao Grey

Woodruff for Edman 12tm. Who you like more?

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
11 days ago

Trade my:
Giovanny Gallegos + Aaron Nola
for
CJ Cron + Carlos Carrasco 

12 team H2H OBP/QS league

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
11 days ago

I posted this yesterday but that might have been too late to be seen so I’m reposting to share.

There is a ballplayer named Jason Junk. He is a pitcher. Somehow I’m just learning of this.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Memories of Grant Balfour come flooding back.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 days ago

12-team H2H. Need a utility — not much available. Verdugo or Trent.

Or are they so bad that better to punt the position (ptobably only until Wander returns) and stream pitchers.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
11 days ago

In a 12 team roto keeper, would you rather have Laureano at a $1 or Abrams at $10 for this year and following two years?

Laureano,Lane or Bellinger ROS?

Would you trade Jazz for G Cole and Giancarlo?

Thanks O Great One!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
11 days ago

In a 12 team keeper league,would you rather have Laureano at a $1 or Abrams at $10 for this year and two more?

Bellinger or Laureano ROS?

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 days ago

SAGNOF – Pagan v Rainey?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 days ago

Grey,

Would you drop Orlando Arias to activate Josh Smith of Texas?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
11 days ago

meant Orlando Arcia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

k who sits in my Util to play Smith:

Vlad, bregman, Witt, Mullins Reynolds, Tucker, Alvarez Ohtani?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

ok so Semien, Drury, Bregman, and Trevino ride the pine?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

ok thanks buddy

Doug
Doug
11 days ago

Hey Grey are you starting Gausman tonight? Last few starts no bueno and the white Sox put up numbers last night

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thank you!

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
11 days ago

Sup Grey,

I’m in a bit of a pickle here

I have a bit of an OF glut, and may need to ship one out to upgrade my SP or RP.

I have Yordan, Acuna Jr, Stanton, J-Rod, and now Franimal back today. My league is three OF with two util spots.

Would like to move two of them, was thinking J-Rod and/or Franimal for an SP1 or elite closer.

Redraft, 12 team mixer. Only closers I have are Greg Soto, Sir Anthony, and Giles.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Great, really appreciate it Grey.

For what its worth, it’s actually a 15-team mixer I made a typo. So that makes Aces and big 3 closer’s worth more no ?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Interesting, good to know ! I may have to settle for Hader + an SP 2/3

Thanks !

mattdips
mattdips
11 days ago

Hey Grey! Got activations to think about this week if I ever want to make a transaction again in my 10 teamer…

(1) Riley Greene from NA
(2) Cobb from IL

List of drop candidates: Graveman, Gallegos, Happ, Adames (Witt my other SS), Tyler Anderson, Strider

My closers are: Holmes (while he still has it), Gallegos, Soto, Graveman – would prefer to have three rostered (Replacements on wire include Pagan, Rainey, Seattle guys)

Currently have one batting bench which is my ideal if it makes sense

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  mattdips
11 days ago

Answer could be to hold and try to trade for upgrade at pitching or do a 2 for 1 too I suppose!

realquiz
realquiz
11 days ago

12 Team, H2H, re-draft league that I win almost every year
Aaaaaand I’m currently last in my 6-team division, but only 6 games out of a playoff spot.

My pitching is killing me. Like, it’s a joke. We switched to 6×6 this year with both QS and W and I’m dying in those areas (with my ERA not too hot either).

Somehow Hoskins was on the WW and I snagged him, and the 1st place guy in my division wants my Alonso.
Should I offer Alonso for his Rodon? The SOB has Verlander & Gilbert too, but I’m assuming Rodon is the best ROS option here.
He also has P.Sandoval and Pivetta — do I package Alonso with India or Pham to try and nab one of those two SPs also? I feel like if I don’t get 2 SPs out of this it’s not worth losing Alonso to chase QS & W from Rodon or Verlander.

Or, since I could maybe get any SP in the league for Alonso, who would be the best SP I could ask for ROS in QS and W? Cole? Fried? Burnes?

Thanks as always.

realquiz
realquiz
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks!

mr. glass
mr. glass
11 days ago

My pitching is pretty solid I got Bieber, Verlander, Gausman, Alcantara, Skubal, Heaney, Kopech, Springs, Roansy, Holmes, Kimbrel, and Lodolo on the IL. Like everyone else I could use a bat my weakest spot is OF with JD Martinez, Vaughn, Santander, Renfroe, Ozuna and Seiya on the IL.
Do you think Gausman is enough to land Acuna or is that not enough. It’s a Yahoo H2H points league, any trade insight is helpful thanks.

mr. glass
mr. glass
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Any of the other starters worth moving for him well besides Alcantara or is there a bat you think is a good grab for Gausman

Last edited 11 days ago by mr. glass
mr. glass
mr. glass
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

I’d love to get Robert I feel a second half surge coming from him, thanks for the help

Flags Fly Forever
Flags Fly Forever
11 days ago

Hey Grey,

12 team mixed OBP keeper.

I am in win now mode and looking to trade Jeremy Pena as I think his thumb is going to be an issue for rest of season.

$7 Pena for $9 Josh Bell?

Current Hitters:

Varsho
Vlad
Chris Taylor
T Anderson
Machado
McMahon
Judge
Adolis Garcia
Renfroe
Kepler
Bader
G Cooper
Ji Man Choi
Luis Garcia
Farmer
A Rosario

Flags Fly Forever
Flags Fly Forever
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thanks Grey.

jammer McSlam
jammer McSlam
Reply to  Flags Fly Forever
11 days ago

Grey, I am in a similar boat. The trade analyzer has Pena’s value too low considering he can be kept as an 18th rounder next year in my 12 team H2H 6×6 OBP league.

I am in need of a 3B – could you recommend around the tier of guy I should be trying to trade for?

mookie
mookie
11 days ago

Which side do you prefer in AL only keeper?

A: Nestor Cortes (can be kept for 3 more years after this season), Oswald Peraza (3 years, Nick Yorke (4 years)

B: Yordan Alvarez (1 year), Dane Dunning (3 years)

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
11 days ago

12 teamer roto mixer. need to drop a guy to make room for F.Reyes. Who goes?
A.Rosario or Grisham?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 days ago

Pick two in a 10-team ROS: Alek, Brantley, Canha, Choi, Jarren, Lowe, Mancini, Pollock, Santander, Vaughn. Thanks!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Do you see Yelich or Arozarena as sufficiently better than those two (Santander and Vaughn) that you would rather trade a Gallen, a Joe Ryan, or a JoMo for them, rather than do a straight drop of lesser pitchers for Santander and Vaughn? I.e. would you rather add a Santander and/or Vaughn, or trade a mid-level pitcher for a Yelich or Arozarena?

Last edited 11 days ago by Joe Beisbol
Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
11 days ago

Would you drop any of Brandon Lowe, Tyler O’Neil or Matt Chapman for Harris II? I’m thinking it’s time to let O’Neil go, but would like your thoughts.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
11 days ago

Sorry, miswrote earlier….

Hold Burger, Wong and Pasquantino or drop any for Abrams (not Adames)?

It’s a 14 team 6×6 h2h keeper with TB and OBP

Thanks!

J C
J C
11 days ago

1. Renfroe or Walsh?
2. Renfroe or Tellez?

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
11 days ago

Hello Grey, as always great info. Thanks. Trade question. My Jose Ramirez, Eloy Jimenez and Will Smith for his Rafael Devers and Luis Robert.
12 team dynasty league, 16 keepers per team. I have Adley R. rostered.
Thanks

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thank you Sir!

Mikeal
Mikeal
11 days ago

Hey Gray, is this a good deal?

12 team 5×5 with QS and OPS, Keeper league

My Ohtani DH ($14), Ray ($13) and Winker and G. Cooper (not keepable)
for
Acuna (not keepable), Altuve (not keepable), Schwarber ($14) and Wheeler ($15)

That Ohtani is obviously the prize for the keeper price but is that enough for me to get in return? I don’t think the Ray/Winker/Cooper really factor in all that much

Mikeal
Mikeal
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

that was my thinking. I’m in 2nd, looking to win

thanks as always

Last edited 11 days ago by Mikeal
Daze
Daze
11 days ago

Grey
I need offense. all categories.
would you drop Brendan Donovan for Jarren Duran.
I like Duran but am afraid that he will be sent down by weeks end.
If you think so too then I would stay pat.
Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

got it thanks
Sorry I didn’t see your conversation earlier about Duran

ashtray
ashtray
11 days ago

Any interest in Jonathan Aranda getting called up by the Rays today? I’m in a 14 team league that uses OBP & SLG instead of AVG and muddling along with Merrifeld/Rodgers/Gorman at 2B and this guy seems like a potentially good pickup in that format.

He’s .310/.386/.512 at AAA but doesn’t seem to have an overwhelming amount of power and speed and the word is also that he can’t play a lick of defense.

Try him out over any of the 2B’s I listed above?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 days ago

What’s good Grey? I got Mark Canha, Trey Mancini, and Luis Garcia, but only two roster spots in a 12-team OBP keeper league. If position is not a question, who’s the odd man out in your opinion?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

I was afraid you were going to say that as I like Garcia the most out of the three.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
11 days ago

Hey G!

Looks like Franmil might be worth pursuing now that he’s hopefully “fixed”…

-Would you drop Pham, Harris II, Ward, Greene, or Renfroe for him in a 12 team 5×5?

-What about dropping Whit Merrifield in a 10 team 5×5 (I also have Story to play 2nd)?

Thank you!

-IANASM

Last edited 11 days ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
11 days ago

Hi Grey,

I was able to pick up Yepez, and with DeSclafani coming off the IL (please stay healthy), I was able to put TO’N on the IL without losing a spot. 

A. I have a short-term 3B, but still have Greene for Gorman on the table. I think this would be a safe trade to ensure I have a guaranteed 3B, don’t you?

B. I also could probably still get Hayes($16) for Walker($3), but would need to give up Gray($4) as well. I would get Manaea back. I still have great keeper options (in bold), and Hayes would also be a possibility.

C. Lastly, is there anyone you’d be stashing away right now that many aren’t thinking about quite yet? Corbin Caroll is one I’m thinking of?

Thanks!!

10-TM, NL-Only, H2H, OBP (5-Keepers, $280)

CA   Ruiz
1B   Walker
2B   India (14)
3B  Yepez 
SS   Edman (20)
INF  Cronenworth
OF   Acuña (62)
OF   Soto
OF   A. Thomas
OF   Harris II
UT   Cooper
IL   O’Neill (18)

SP  Alcantara (20), Webb (22), Gray, Mahle, DeSclafani, Lauer, Greene, Cobb, and Quintana
RP  Ta. Rogers, Rainey, Hand

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thank you!

Before I do A, I could possibly do a trade that allows me to keep Greene and Gray.

I give Lauer, Quintana, and Cooper for Manaea, Robertson, and Berti. This could blow up in my face for Berti (never been great at getting on base, and Wendle could be back soon), but Manaea is better than Lauer, Robertson’s Saves over the next 4-5 weeks could be a game changer in H2H, and I still have 8 SPs.

This way I can keep Greene till our league’s trade deadline as more of a spot starter and then get something (better than on FA) from a non contender.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

This isn’t a done deal, but where we’re at right now. He doesn’t want to part with his primary 3B. Wants to do Muncy, and I said no.

I give: Walker(3), Gray(4), Greene(10),
I get: Hayes(16), Manaea, Robertson

More risk on my side, but eventually Greene and Robertson could both be out of play via shutdown or trade. Also, Walker could get traded away and not be in NL.

Last edited 11 days ago by pugs slugs
Chucky
Chucky
11 days ago

Twelve team, keep 10, no contracts. My opponent just lost Buehler. Has two 1b, Freddie and Vlad. No CI slots. Uses one as a DH. LAD’s Urias for Freddie fair?

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Adding a Walker to Urias change your mind?

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 days ago

If you had Soto would you accept a trade of Correa and R. Ray, the current SS on Soto’s team is Baez.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

So not enough-how about Webb and Correa for J. Soto.

I currently have Bichette and Cruz for SS. Need an OF

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

One other shot in a different direction-K. Bryant and Springer for Correa & Ray or L.Garcia.

Cubby
Cubby
11 days ago

Which side do you like?

A (competing) gets O’Neill Cruz, Bobby Witt, Michael Harris
B (rebuilding) gets Tatis, Jazz, Sandoval

The players that A gets would be $1 x 2
The players that B gets would be $80-ish for Tatis, while Jazz and Sandoval would be $1

Points league.

My question is: would the players A be getting be good enough to keep Team A competing for this year? And is Tatis at $80 a good value? ($300 team salary). I’m torn.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
11 days ago

Hi Grey!

Amazing opener! All hail Fantasy Master Lothario!

A) Are any of the following starts OK, and if so, which one would you go with?

Giolito vs TOR
Hunter vs LAD
Carrasco @HOU

B) I’m starting Gonsolin @ATL later this week, right?

C) I don’t really have a great drop available, but I could force things and pick up Cobb vs CIN in order to avoid any of the starts listed in part A. Would you pick up Cobb?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 days ago

The Robot hates Tony G starting at Cincy tonight. Follow the Robot on this one and leave him on the bench?

Coolwhip
11 days ago

i’ll get into this a bit more in my midseason roundup, but an addition musing on Trevor Rogers… at least conceptionally, he is Joe Musgrove with less pitches. Its a lot harder to hide your fastball when you only have 3 pitches and you are tipping the fastball

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

bingo

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
11 days ago

Hey to the Hey, Grey!!

Doing my search through the comments so that I don’t ask a question that’s already been asked, I’m wondering if Duran would move up when you’re asked to rank him in a group . . . if he keeps a starting job in the majors.

LurrrrrrVe!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

IMHO, Duran has to stay as long as he continues to do well. Kike is actually infield utility; besides, Jackie Bradley is not Mike Trout.

Snorting snicks
Snorting snicks
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Yes, yes, Jarren Duran. I was asking if you’d be keener on him compared to other waiver wiry OF if there weren’t this uncertainty. But now I’m realizing that’s kind of a dumb question; of course you’d be keener. I’m just holding him this week in hopes of grabbing a bunch of steals.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 days ago

I’m leading in K’s by almost 100, but only leading Wins by 3. Need ERA and WHIP help. What’s my strategy?
My SPs are Cease, Wainwright, Walker, and Cobb. My RPs are Diaz, Graveman, Lopez, Poche, and Schreiber.
Do I target long relievers and hope for vulture Wins?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 days ago

For context, I have Eovaldi and Scherzer on IR.

PDX Express
PDX Express
11 days ago

Great player note about Cruz today on Yahoo. Pirates… shakes head.

“In his first game since his callup, Oneil Cruz went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI to lead the Pirates to a 12-1 win over the Cubs on Monday.
Advice: If only the Pirates had carried Cruz out of spring training, they’d surely be in first place right now. Cruz showed his talent in all aspects tonight. He had the hardest-hit ball of the season for a Pirate (112.9 mph), the highest sprint speed of the season for a Pirate and the hardest throw by any MLB infielder — Pirate or not — in 2022 (96.7 mph). Cruz probably won’t hit for average as a rookie, but he’ll be productive anyway and he’s already made the Pirates more interesting than they’ve been in years.”

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thanks for the heads up – the content was the interesting part for me, not who wrote it. Cruz threw a ball to first faster than any pitch Brubaker threw during the game. The smile on his face when he tried to run out a triple – it was awesome. I hope he has fun for a long time. Guys like him make this game we love a joy to watch.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 days ago

Does Hill vs Det or Detmers vs KC strike your fancy?

Rbid for her pleasure
Rbid for her pleasure
11 days ago

In 6×6 roto dynasty league would you trade Bobby Witt, Mookie, and Justin Steele for Soto,Gorman,kluber, and Seiya Suzuki? Thanks in advance

scoboticus
scoboticus
12 days ago

How do you like Ryan Feltner today versus a badly depleted Marlins lineup in Crayola Canyon?

scoboticus
scoboticus
12 days ago

Is Matt doing a Week That Was piece or we skipping that for the holiday week?

prey879
prey879
12 days ago

In a 12 team H2H league 6×6 OBP and SLG (no average), who do you like most out of Naylor, Luis Garcia, Jarren Duran?

Also, I currently have no bench bats with O’Neill, Seiya, and Polanco on IL now. Would you drop either Cristian Javier or John Schreiber for a bench bat or ride it out? Pitching cats are Ks, ERA, BBs, SV+H, K/9, QS, Wins

Current SPs: Nola, Manoah, Joe Ryan, Mahle, Pivetta, Lynn, Sandoval, Javier
Current RPs: Kimbrel, Dave Robertson, Houck, Schreiber

jcindaville
jcindaville
12 days ago

Hey Razz,

Which one would you start today?
S Espinal @ CWS Cease
B Drury hm Gonsolin
T France @ Oak J Kaprelian

Also, would you start Flahery at the Brewers today after his less than stellar outing last time out v Pitt?
10 team 7×7 head to head league.

Thank you

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

ty

lindorphins
lindorphins
12 days ago

Have to drop one or two of these guys to make room for some offense. How do you rank them ROS? Are they more streaming options for you in a 12-team league? Cobb, Javier, Clevinger

Also, looking at offense to add, how would you rank (your top 3 is fine) Rowdy, Voit, Santander, Morel, Kepler, Connor Joe and Duran ROS? OPS league

Lastly, which 3B do you like ROS out of Espinal, Eugenio, McMahon, Candelario, Bohm and Dozier? Also an OPS league

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
12 days ago

Sorry, but please add Abrams to the list of hitters in the second question.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
12 days ago

Also should have specified that is Jarren Duran in the second question (not Ezequiel)

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
12 days ago

Yo yo

Anyway you could rank these starters ROS?

Montas, JoMo, Lance Lynn, and Pivetta

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
Reply to  Grey
11 days ago

Thank you sir !

Steve
Steve
12 days ago

10T 5×5

1. R. Greene, Franmil, Walsh – drop 1
2. Same league, Cobb over Berríos or Manaea?
3. You worried about Acuña?

Thanks

Albaseballclub
Albaseballclub
12 days ago

Hey Grey, always looking forward to your daily blogs.

question for you;

would you trade Springer and Aaron Nola for Soto. it’s a 10man h2h points league.

my current pitching rotation is

Bieber, Nola, Webb, Mahle, Verlander, McClanahan, C. Javier, Strider, Flaherty, Kopech, Greene, Springs, Scherzer (IL).

OF’ers are; Roberts, Castellanos, Brantley, Springer

Thanks appreciate the input.

eballs
eballs
12 days ago

Got a long one for ya

Rank your top three

Lane Thomas
Donaldson
Laureano
Nate Lowe
Luis Garcia (WSH)
Yepez
Suwinski
Jarren Duran
Gorman

danaaa
danaaa
12 days ago

Hey Grey, I’ve been holding Giles for a while but have to take him off IL now. League is 5×5 with OBP, saves-only, daily rosters

My other RP: J Lopez, Gallegos, Helsley, Seranthony

End of the bench bats: C Joe, Nimmo, Zeke Duran, Naylor

1) you dropping any of those guys for Giles? Or just drop Giles?

2) assuming Kris Bryant doesn’t have any setbacks and returns later this week, who of those guys would you drop to activate him?

Thanks, appreciate the input.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
12 days ago

Hi Grey,

i very appreciate your insight!

would you waive Brandon Nimmo of the Mets to get the Braves Atlanta Michael Harris or hold!

Thanks!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
12 days ago

thank you!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
12 days ago

Hey Grey…I am a mess in my shallow roto keeper league (keep 10 guys, salary based) and looking to offload high salary guys for future assets. One of the top teams has a cheap Ozzie Albies and Freddy Peralta on the IL. Can you ping January 2023 Grey and ask where we think these two might fall in the rankings next year please? Any thoughts are appreciated, thanks Grey!

Bluestardan
Bluestardan
12 days ago

Hi Grey. I know its only 1 game,but would you drop Burger for Bligh Madris ?

Vash
Vash
12 days ago

Brubaker is weird. He seems to be a few minor steps away from domination. Perhaps a better organization is needed.

Vash
Vash
12 days ago

Agreed on Lowe and Brujan. Lowe is just too talented for it not to click.

Not the same player, but he reminds me of Kris Bryant. First couple seasons high strikeouts prone, but clicked. His demeanor reminds me of Kris.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
12 days ago

K’Bryan Hayes or Farmer?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
11 days ago

Scrolled through quickly and saw “K’Bryan Hall of Famer?” :)

RobMac
RobMac
12 days ago

Thanks for all you do, Grey!

11 team roto 6×6 (Avg and OBP), who do you like ROS – Jarren Duran or Abrams?

Earl
Earl
12 days ago

why is pitching so difficult to predict this year?? Seems like when I start pitchers that people say to start then they usually turn around and suck! I am so beyond trying to figure out pitching lol.

Anyway, what do you think of following starts?:
Cease at home vs Blue Jays
Mahle at home vs Dodgers
Strider at home vs Giants
Flaherty at Mil vs Brewers
Joe Ryan at home vs Cleveland

Thanks

Bish
Bish
12 days ago

Drop Swanson for OCruz?