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Hearing nary a peep on Tony Gonsolin. I have my ear up to the computer screen for Tony Gonsolin questions, and, instead of Tony Gonsolin questions, all I hear is the 100 monkeys fighting over 99 typewriters in the other room, as they type up this reprot–Give Ling-Ling the typewriter! He’s Spellchecker Monkey! Sorry, it’s not easy being the monkey meditator. Maybe in the past two months people forgot the excitement over Tony Gonsolin, so due to some lazy-ass monkeys who I’m…*screams into other room*…about to fire, let’s just look at what I wrote in my Tony Gonsolin sleeper from this past preseason, “Tony Gonsolin has some kind of special numbers when it comes to contact rates. Ace-like. Just the Swinging Strike rate (14%) and the Swing rate (50.9) alone. To put that to you in real world terms, he’s around the strike zone, and hitters are ready to get on him, until the ball falls out of the zone and they miss.” In that post I compare him to Plesac and Maeda, which seems silly now, but you have to remember those guys are less good this year because they lost their command somewhere. If Gonsolin has his command, and in the rehab starts it looks he does, he could be at worst a fantasy number two to three for another 75 IP this year. Grab hmm! *screams into other room* Him! Him! Not hmm! That’s it, no bananas for anyone! Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mike Zunino – He’s a top five catcher on the year on the Player Rater, and rostered in 20% of leagues. He’s even available in my RCL (as of this writing, at least). Funny, people try to jam a catcher not doing well into their catcher slot, while better guys sit on waivers. Like jamming a Jose Altuve into a Jerry-made mouse hole, or jamming an unrelated allusion into a simile.

Victor Caratini – Everything in life has brought me to the Teeny Carrot — that’s what she said to hurt my feelings! — Caratini is playing and killing it (in a good way) with counting stats.

Ryan Jeffers – Not sure what the Twins are doing with Rortvedt, but as far as I can tell, he’s not good as a hitter or fielder, and his name is like someone got drunk at a Spelling Bee. Also, Eric Haase is a viable pickup this week, but burying him in Jeffers’s blurb, as I hope to avoid a hundred catcher questions. Oh, and James McCann is a good pickup if available, as I just bury catchers in this blurb like Zsa Zsa Gabor buried husbands. (Very new and hip reference!)

Alex Kirilloff – This is the last week I’m including him, whether he’s picked up or not. Apizzarently, no one wants him, and I’m done recommending him. All bets are Kirilloff.

Patrick Wisdom – Gave you my Patrick Wisdom fantasy the other day. It was written while grilling salmon on a plank, like a gourmet pirate.

Jonathan Schoop – You ever stand in a CVS and hold up a bottle of Scope next to an employee with a Jonathan name tag and say, “Hey, look it’s Jonathan Schoop?” No? Guess I’m built different.

Freddy Galvis – When I pick up Galvis off waivers by clicking my mouse, I scream, “Freddy got fingered!” And Cougs asked, “Is everything okay?” No, Cougs, if you must know, I’ve lost three-quarters of my starting lineup to injuries!

Jonathan Villar – As I said weeks ago and will reiterately say the same shizz, Villar is a guy who could be a top 100 guy, as long as he has playing time, and healthy, which, right now, I’m not sure about. His hamstring is being reported as day-to-day. By the by, as I write this I just saw our video views for the last week, and we are very fortunate to have such a supportive audience. Thanks for going to nonsense places most fantasy sites don’t go. A’la Tupac, “You are appreciated.”

Cesar Hernandez – Should’ve known Cesar was gonna be hot when he wasn’t wearing underwear under his toga. Fun fact! Caesar Salad was first tossed at a table by a waiter clad in a toga who kept stopping to pick up fallen romaine lettuce.

Ty France – From Cesar to France, what is this season three of Vikings? By the by, that show had bigger hits and misses than most shows. It was like the Miguel Sano of shows.

Miguel Andujar – Find a hotter bat, I’ll wait. Psyche! Not waiting. He’s been hot, and swinging at everything. Hey, it’s Javier Baez without steals? I’ll take it!

Willy Adames – Pretty close to being the lede this week, i.e., this week’s biggest pickup. I had missed the story originally, but Adames said he couldn’t see at Tropicana. That sounds like what players say, and we can disregard as anecdotal nonsense, but his career home/away splits .222/.292 back up that narrative. If he’s now seeing well in Milwaukee and in road games, he could be breaking out. Wasn’t that long ago, I did like him a lot, so, yeah, grab that Willy. Hehe.

Amed Rosario – He’s been hot, and hitting 2nd. He reminds me what a giant disappointment Andres Gimenez has been. Yes, “has been” before he ever was.

Josh Reddick – Just when you thought Jose and Josh Rojas wasn’t confusing enough, Reddick dyed his hair red — wonder if the curtains match the carpet; would explain the name — and now Reddick is a Josh Rojas too. Might have to start calling him Josh Rojaspinga.

Billy Hamilton – I’m scared about writing anything too complimentary here because recommending Hamilton is one of the signs of the apocalypse. That and a pandemic.

Taylor Ward – I like to give a bunch of outfield eligible guys in the Buy, but this week it is admittedly a struggle. So we have Taylor Ward. Word? Ward.

Jesus Sanchez – Have it on good authority from someone close to situation, Sanchez could be up in the next week or two. Currently, hitting near-.400 with seven homers in 24 games of Triple-A. He will be the next big pickup, act now.

Taylor Trammell – In Triple-A, he went 6/3/.384 in 17 games, so he’s worth a shot to see if he clicks during this promotion. Now, the Mariners need to find themselves a player named Stew Whitaker.

Johnny Cueto – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to umpire school.

Mike Minor – Due to lack of options, this is a super borderline Streamonator call. “I’ve been practicing to be a robot ump,” mimicking an umpire, “Strike one, unless you’ll be my friend.”

Paul Fry – It makes me giggle a little that his name sounds like a guy with straw in his teeth, wearing overalls, calling someone a small fry. So, if Paul Fry is good enough for Uncle Elmer, he should be good enough for you, and, in all seriousness, Fry could be a top 5 closer the rest of the way, and should be grabbed everywhere.

Scott Barlow – The great thing about the ‘closers’ this week is they’re legitimately great pitchers. Not like when we were falling over ourselves to grab Stefan Crichton or some shizzy shizz.

J.P. Feyereisen – Ennio Morricone’s A Fistful of Dollars score plays. Only the wah…wah is from past owners of Diego Castillo, Peter Fairbanks, Jeffrey Springs and Andrew Kittredge. Soon, Feyereisen’s owners will be added to the soundtrack mix.

SELL

Adolis Garcia – Welp, you had to know it was coming. It was inevitable. You grabbed a guy off waivers who puts together a top 10 overall fantasy season for two months, and the Sell calls are going to come faster than with Gamestop stocks paid in crypto. Love STONKS, but love stinks, and STONKS stinks, if we’re being honest with ourselves. Sorry if that sent you into a 45-minute shame spiral. When I said ‘be honest with yourself,’ I didn’t mean your combover. Frankly, I think it looks great! Adolis Garcia has a solid line drive Launch Angle, and a goofy HR/FB%. The line drives give me real hope his value won’t bottom out, and he has some speed, which will provide value too. Think he’s pretty ‘real’ all things considered, but going against him:  He does strikeout, the previously mentioned HR/FB%, and lack of walks. I wouldn’t sell him for a front row seat to a TED Talk by your mother-in-law, but I would check out our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Ralph
Ralph
1 year ago

Sup Grey have to drop a player to get Harper out the IL. Grossman, Solak, B Lowe, McCutchen, Schoop or Reynalds. Also, would you drop any of these for N Lowe or India? Vazquez or Haase ros? 11 tm roto obp thanks brotha!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T redraft 5×5

Drop Bundy to try Kowart tomorrow?

Thanks

Around the Horn
Around the Horn
1 year ago

Please rank for a standard roto redraft ROS:

Bellinger, Teoscar, K. Bryant

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Brantley expected back this week – Mountcastle or Brantley?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I have Story, Moose, Means and Fulmer on the IL with Kikuchi a possibility of ending up there.

Obviously going to need to find room for the first two soonish.

Could you see dropping Fulmer altogether when you already have Rogers/Iglesias/Bard/Diekman? Not a stellar cast exactly but whatever, SAGNOF.

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: who do you like for next week?

Alzolay – @ sd, vs stl
Wood – @ tex, @ was

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Lost wong pick up cease and go with no 2b or grab schoop? Or do I cut any of my current starters. Qs league

Current starters Lynn bieber mahle Luis Castillo Hendricks Trevor Rogers luzardo have means and plesac on il

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

he’s going to say schoop unless some better 2B guy is available, which isn’t likely.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

Cease or luzardo???

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

he’s gonna say cease if redraft for sure

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Start one (points league)

Davidson @ PHI
Eflin vs ATL
Cobb @ ARI
Boyd DET: (6/8 vs SEA)(6/13 vs CHW)
Houser MIL: (6/8 @ CIN)(6/13 vs PIT)
Bubic KC: (6/8 @ LAA)(6/13 @ OAK)

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: thoughts on Kowar in 12 team redrafts? Grab and hope for the best or just monocle for now?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

damn m.minor trapped in AL only till 3 am eastern. i’m getting beat in AL only there likely. got him in a 20 redraft over t.anderson (PIT) just now, i can get anderson back later if kowar stinks up the joint. others are adding all over (i’m mostly in deeper than 12’s)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Worth a shot in a 14 teamer?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Freddy P came pretty close ;-)

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

oh yeah

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
1 year ago

gotta drop a RP time in 16 teamer with saves + holds but also net saves separately, so not only do you want guys that don’t blow saves or holds, it’s better to get saves than holds. i have: soto (his stats got healthy over last month, probably luck as his FIP is still 4.22 before today, added just now anyway with fulmer out), karinchak, t.rogers (MIN), hudson, trivino, green, t.may. may’s FIP isn’t awesome (3.50) not horrible, but yesterday or 2 days ago with last 8th inning small lead lugo was used, and he’s got a large history of being awesome. meanwhile green (3.88 FIP) got his job back over jonny lasagna but britton looms too shortly. gotta be one of may or green i’d think.

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

10 Team redraft two extra bench spots and an extra utility spot.

Is there any hope for Matt Chapman to turn it around in the second half or should I drop him for Robbie Ray, Bundy , Manoah, Gilbert or drop him for a streaming spot?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

chapman’s def a drop in 10 teamers from recent answers (non dynasty for sure)

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Okay first time doing Faab League Yahoo 12 team standard. So for some odd reason the guy in second place behind me drop JD Martinez do I use my remaining $71?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

must’ve gotten pretty cheese’d off that he has some sort of possibly minor injury with 2 days left in matchup week if h2h.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Kelly cooled off considerably after injury. Hold or Omar?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

ok, these rotoworld guys gotta stop being shills for NYY. stanton now 3 times in a row is off after playing either 1 or 2 days in a row, being called “normal rest day” each time. what the F is this dude’s body made out of anyway, they already keep him from playing baseball even though he’s a better RF’er than judge for the entire year. i just got my MIA (i ain’t wearing any NYY gear, ever) stanton jersey off ebay for cheap (used but nothing’s wrong with it). still can’t find one of those asian sites to actually respond to an email seeing if they do custom jerseys (i mean the really cheap ones) since i’m still trying to get a rutledge COL one. doesn’t help that i only even try to do this every so many months.

– it’s clearly a mashup of both judge and stanton being too frail to actually play baseball close to every day, but stanton hasn’t even once pretty sure.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Burnes or Gausman ROS standard 5×5 using QS instead of wins?

Like Burnes better, but thinking Innings limitation on Burnes and skipped starts.

Love this game
Love this game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I don’t think the Burnes owner will part with him.

Is Rodon or Peralta close to Burnes? I’m looking to try and make a trade for a SP that can give me K and QS, but with superior ratios.

Love this game
Love this game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah…they’re a poor man’s version of Burnes.

Do you trust either Rodon or Peralta ROS to sustain what they’ve done so far? Looking to offer Kershaw for one of them. Feeling Kershaw’s ERA will be around where it is now….high-mid 3’s.

Love this game
Love this game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. Offer Kershaw for Rodon or hold?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Howdy Grey!

Currently have Bohm as my “IF” in 2 leagues, but Schoop is available in 1 and Wisdom available in both.

Would you rather have Wisdom/ Schoop than Bohm ROS?

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks as always.

Fwiw; 2 HR’s today for Wisdom!

Would you pick up Wisdom over Daza with today being the last day of his home stand at Coors?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

I lost wong so need a second baseman option are weak:

Schoop profar France Enrique Hernandez

Or do I go no second baseman and grab brujan hoping he is up soon or an extra pitcher

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
1 year ago

NL only OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 teamer. even before my large list of injured players comes back harper back causes a drop for SP add (lost kim lately)
C molina
1B freeman
2B harrison (3B/OF)
SS sosa (he’ll be dropped by probably next weekend when jedong is back)
3B riley (OF)
MI ahmed (he might be my only starting elig SS if mcneil and jedong are back before didi)
CI wisdom (1B/3B)
OF (4): harper, daza, schwarber, t.taylor
util (1): gone varnish (2B/SS/OF)
BN: shaw (1B/3B), heredia (magically turns back into himself when forced to start, was completely awesome per at bat when only playing some of the time before)
DL: mcneil, wong, moustakas, didi, bader, grisham

1. guess from t.taylor being lefty only side guy it’s him, but other options: shaw (but he at least is righty side hitter, albeit he’s been pretty awful, but dropping him means i’m fairly sure wisdom keeps playing), gone varnish (risky before didi is back), heredia (hasn’t been good but small sample and is starting on great hitting team).

2. b.mckinney just got dropped too, drop anybody else for him?

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

wisdom’s emergence would easily make shaw a drop when say mcneil and/or moustakas are back though. crazy how through like 4-5 matchup weeks i was a top 3 team across the stats, but just kept running into everybody’s best weeks and by h2h scheduling magic was in last place the whole year. now with this mess i deserve getting beat each week at least in hitting stuff. pitching keeps me in matchups but i’m beat all the time, this’ll likely be first year i miss playoffs, this is 10’er not 12’er almost completely obviously too by noticing my DL guys. pretty sure t.taylor would have to be started by somebody in a 12’er. and somebody without my injury problems would’ve been FAAB’ing ahmed (that or he wouldn’t have just been dropped) even if i didn’t.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Start Giants in SF, sit Jays in Buffalo.

Awful.

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Staumont activated. So I have two open slots that I need to fill in saves and holds (separate) league. Pick rank top three in case I miss out on one.
Staumont, Barlow, McGee, Gallegos, Hudson.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

I started a GofundMe for Kelenics Bus ticket!?
Please contribute…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

SON is pretty meh on Hendricks start
What says you?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

SON is pretty meh on Hendricks start
What says you?

PB&J
PB&J
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

Who do you think is a better IL stash: Turnbull or Maeda?

Thanks

PB&J
PB&J
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Im sitting Paddack vs Mets, Would u start Bauer vs ATL? Im a little hesitant

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Olivares is back! Like him over Rodgers (after he leaves Coors)? UTIL, 14T obp & Ks

Thanks

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

Hey Grey! Speaking of selling Adolis, in a 12 team keeper where this year doesn’t matter, would you sell him ($4 to keep) for Mondesi ($14 to keep)?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Roster checkup Redux – I used up all my moves to help with my pitching, which didn’t help as Means got hurt and shat the bed along with Chad Green… so my ERA/WHIP etc. got destroyed this week. Here is my roster as of today:
Batting scoring is standard 5 batting cats + OPS, Ks, and ABs
Pitching scoring is: W, L, SVs+HLDs, K/9, Ks, WHIP, QS, ERA

C- Kelly
1B- Olson
2B- Lourdes
3B- Villar
SS- Anderson
OF- Betts, Bellinger, Alvarez
UTIL- Blackmon
B- Kelenic, Brujan
IL- Story

SP- Means, Ryu, Valdez, Cease, Cueto, Paddack
RP- Green, Castillo, Rich-Rod, Rogers Twins
IL- Gonsolin

Like clockwork, I said I prob won’t have to worry about dropping someone with Gonsolin set to come off the IL because it appears that Means is going on the IL with a shoulder strain…

As mentioned, since I used up all my moves, I can’t do anything till tomorrow – but wanted to run a few things by you as I try to work my way out of the basement
Roster Qs:
1. With Story coming off the IL on Tuesday, I was thinking of either picking up Moose or Conforto to replace that IL spot. Who should I go with?
2. Seth Lugo or Paul Fry worth an add in my format? I’d drop Paddack, and stream out of Cueto’s spot (most likely Alzolay @ SD… though that sounds risky). Fry has been healthy and good, but I feel like the Mets offer more opportunities for SVs+HLDs than the O’s.
3. Not sure where Brandon Lowe could fit on my team – Blackmon is a bench bat when on the road, maybe to replace Kelenic instead of Brujan? I’d essentially be going all in on Villar with no backup 3B – though if I am bullish on 2019 Villar, then I guess I have to.
4. Does the Grey crystal ball, tea leaves, etc. still thinking sometime this week Brujan moves up? With the Kelenic disaster – I really need Brujan to come up and the Rays stick to their UTIL plan with him – could be a boon for fantasy. With Kelenic at least his price in 2022 could be cheap, barring some kind of wild JBJr type hitting streak circa 2018 or 2019 (I forget the year)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, no question that my pitching is an issue – but actually hitting hasn’t been great – i’m near the bottom in Runs, Avg, HRs, OPS… things I thought I’d be strong in.

Pitching I can usually take care of as the season progresses with the Buy/Sell and SON resources. It’s crazy – I never paid for SON until last year and it seems my teams are worse than usual when I wasn’t paying for it. I wonder if there’s a jinx… Also with pitching – things just haven’t panned out or have been highly inconsistent (i.e. CEASE). But I usually hit on your sleepers like with Ubaldo, Bedard from back in the day, to more recent guys like 2020 Lamet… just didn’t happen for me this year yet…

I also haven’t had almost every batter in my lineup struggle at the same time, so hopefully some positive regression is in the horizon. For example, Yordan has been stuck on 7 HRs for what seems to be over a month now… Betts counting stats are barely better than Villar’s… things have to turn around at some point. Right?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cueto and Paddack are both streamers and SON calls for today. I dropped Alzolay since his next start is @SD and wasn’t gonna roll him out for that one.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

for some reason SON had him at $16

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Regardless, looks like I struck out with SON today… my bad season continues. Cueto sucked and Paddack got zero run support as of this writing – at least Paddack got his pitch count past 70

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Eflin got dropped in my league – anything to see there? Also, has your opinion on Skubal changed at all after yesterday’s start?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is Eflin more than a streamer?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Health being equal, would you prefer Seth Lugo or Chad Green?

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Please rank ROS in a 5×5 roto that uses QS.

Bieber, Gausman, Kershaw

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

One has to think that Kelenic is prob gonna get sent down to AAA at this point – what a disaster this has been for him

Do we hold through this pending AAA stint, and hope for a Taylor Trammel like turnaround or if Kelenic does in fact get sent down, he’s down for a good long while

McKinzie
McKinzie
1 year ago

G man you buying Bohm?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Cut three (points league)

Donaldson
Polanco
Pham
Santander
Kirilloff
Benintendi
Schoop

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Alex Cobb 4 baserunners in 7 IP for a WHIP of 0.57… 5 ER for ERA of 6.43.

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Kelenic over chapman, Duran or hold?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

Would you pick up kelenic over either of the two?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Russowl
1 year ago

Dude is like 0-for-39 hasn’t got a hit since ramadan

JC
JC
1 year ago

Balancing act Sunday. H2h..I am ahead by only three strikeouts, 1 QS, and 1 loss. Choices for last pick up are:
Sandavol v Mariners (Gilbert)
Gilbert at Mariners ( Sandoval)
Singer v Twins (Ober)
VV v Nats (undecided)
He has Marquez and one pick up left.
I have Burnes, Cueto and one pick up left.

Who is my pickup or do I hold? I would have to drop D Williams

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. We are also tied in saves. Neris being out today did not help. Maybe pick up Barlow (v Twins) and drop D Williams??

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Will Smith pitching to Will Smith hehe

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Escobar or Mountcastle for bench bat?

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Luis Garcia at Toronto
Fried home vs Dodgers

12 team mixed, which are you starting?

Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Cedrick the HR-Tainer had hisself a day. Woof.

The only bad thing about Cheddy is he’ll cost a lot more than “free” next year. Feels criminal fo have him & Adolis on a team that’s already stacked.

Also I hate the Rays. 2 starts in a row for Hill where he’s taken out in the 5th under 60 pitches. I could use the QS jackassees. Gah

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Luis Castillo or Gonsolin ROS? Thanks!

i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
1 year ago

drat, while j.rojas has been fine for deep spots he hasn’t done much besides runs in a while, of course today is first time i bench him in 20 teamer for t.kemp @ COL (who magically gets off day and it’s late game so no way of knowing that when ARI’s game started). could’ve used those 2 HR’s. j.rojas was @ woodruff too so it was pretty easy if kemp played. damn tapered starts weekends.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Sigh. Sonavabenched by Big Daddy again!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Uh oh. Means leaves in the first with an injury…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Left shoulder fatigue apparently.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Didn’t realise that there’s been a bit of chatter about him using foreign substances while pitching. With news of the crackdown emerging the conspiracy theories have started already haha

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

we’ll see this “crackdown” when it happens. so far only gallegos with likely dirt and suntan lotion (if it was more than that we’d clearly have heard about it, they’d have to defend pulling that shit to ONE player ONCE if he was guilty of anything when literally dozens into hundreds of pitchers have far dirtier hats/stuff on their persons routinely) on his hat.

– anybody that remembers the HOU “investigation” remembers how much MLB actually gives a shit about really bad stuff that is actually cheating, and MLBPA is more than happy to protect it’s players rights to not be suspended or at all penalized EVEN when caught doing serious cheating (like the HOU event). some sacrificial cow gets some slap on wrist and it’s over entirely.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Skubal. First the Yanks and now this. Anything to see here?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Too many walks and getting help from his fielders? Is that the takeaway?

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/skubata01.shtml

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Indeed. What’s a solid HR/9 number? I never normally look at these stats, as you can probably tell haha.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha – thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

what the hell, harper’s back today, there wasn’t any news indicating this was even soon much less today. if you haven’t yet you can drop snell to make space everybody. i mean esp those in my leagues.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

yikes, woodruff and means (both of which i have in lots of spots) just both started their games as badly as possible through 1 batter.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

ah sheeit, means must be hurt, taken out in 1st inning, and 2nd HR allowed. he almost never does those too so injury and/or regression on those would make sense. he’s behind the HR’s against he should have anyway

luvdarooks
1 year ago

6×6– OBP / 2b+3b QS / Net wins
.Got counter offered just now ….Who wins a Mike Yaz for A. Civale trade?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I so appreciate your help. Sorry for the long question.

I have gone extra on hitters since my pitching draft was poor. Recently, I have moved up in the standings since Ray, Hendricks and Alzolay have done well. I do have Darvish and Woodruff.

I am in a Yahoo point league where wins and saves matter as well as strikeout. Starting pitchers really matter. In addition, you loose a point for strikeouts when you are a batter. Total bases really matter.

The following pitchers are available: Cole Salser, Emilio Pagen, Adrian Houser, Josh Fleming, Brent Sutter, John King and Logan Webb who is on IL.

The following hitters are potential players to be cut:
Ty France
Garrett Hampson
Tyler Naquin
Gio U
Nate Low
Freddy Galvin
Manuel Mariot
Eric Hosmer
Nate Zunino

I of course could just pass on these pitchers or do a combintation.

Looking forward to your thoughts. Thanks again!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Very helpful!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Ty France or Jed Lowie? is it cllose?

THANKS!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you!!!!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

‘Just lost Poteet to IL and need a replacement. Choices are:

Alex Cobb
Matt Peacock
Kohl Stewart
Chase DeJOng

Or hold?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

start him tonight vs MIA

Should I start Musgrove at home vs NYM (deGrom)
Taillon at home vs BOS (E-Rod)
Woodruff at home ARI (Kelly)
Kershaw at ATL (Morton)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

START ALL 5 INCLUDING TAILLON?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks

Nuke Laloush
Logan
1 year ago

I already have Devers and Bregman so I figure I gotta aim high with Kebryan Hayes while he starts so hot (or should I? Kid looks like a stud). He’s got Dodgers and Brewers Aces this week and won’t look as shiny in a week.

Someone is offering one of Framber, Robbie Ray, Max Fried, or Kyle Gibson for him. Which one, none and hold, or sell Bregman/Devers for an actual ace and Hayes can be a sometimes utility/backup 3B?

Might have to do it even if it’s not value because no one is selling pitching in my league. I’m feeling Framber just for the upside.

Los
Los
1 year ago

which bat do you prefer: Nate Lowe, Y Mercedes, Biggio, Villar

Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Please rank Stephenson, Caratini,Stassi, Haase, or T Murphy for next week and ROS?

Robbie Ray worth a waiver claim in a 12 team roto? Drop Bundy,Taillon,Romano or RRodriquez?

Thanks for all your help!

Coldsooner
Coldsooner
1 year ago

Okay Grey, just traded Garcia for Kyle Tucker. Good, bad, equal? Your “sell” convinced me.

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Can you rank solak, Villar , schoop?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Where would polanco be

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

HA

Los
Los
1 year ago

would you drop Kelenic for Villar? is there any chance Kelenic gets sent back down if this continues?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Los
1 year ago

They should have sent that rusty nail down days ago

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Who is the drop to activate Harper:

Wisdom, Upton, Rodgers, Hampson

14T obp

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

6×6 with holds the extra category we use quality starts instead of wins

Rather Hendricks and Diego Castillo or Victor Gonzalez and Chapman?

Rest of team: bieber Lynn means Trevor Rogers Luis Castillo luzardo Reyes Romano clase

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry Aroldis chapman

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Aroldis Chapman and Victor Gonzalez or Kyle Hendricks and Diego Castillo

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Brett Phillips or Billy Hamilton in AL only?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

Then Hamilton or Brousseau?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Have you been tracking Gittens? If so, like him? Seems like an obp/avg machine but average rbi/power.

1. Would you drop Wisdom for him?
2. Would you hold Jesus Sanchez over Upton or Wisdom on the hope he’s called up this weekend?
3. Have you heard anything through your grapevine on Jo Adell’s callup? He’s practically beating down the door at this point.

Thanks

luvdarooks
1 year ago

Who wins a WINKER for B Woodruff trade? 6×6– OBP / 2b+3b QS / Net wins

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
1 year ago

Love, love, LOVE this week’s Buy, Sell, Hold video snippet!!!! Does your Mom know that you crack on her the way that you do? LOL! If she does, she’s got a GREAT sense of humor. Loved the Buy/Sell article too!!

GFunkError
GFunkError
1 year ago

Hey Good Peoples…Happy Saturday
Been offered Adolis Garcia for Alex Reyes in a 12 team h2h points format? Thoughts? Please and thanks.

Nick Wright
Nick Wright
Reply to  GFunkError
1 year ago

What starting pitchers should I look for when selling Adolis?
Kershaw? Musgrove?? Gausman? Urias? Wheeler?

Give me a name or two that sound fair?

Carlos
Carlos
1 year ago

Adolis/Maeda for Kershaw too much? If so would Adolis/Maeda for Woodruff be better?

Gatoe
Gatoe
1 year ago

Is Semien & Walsh too much to give up for Bieber? Need a pitcher and have Franco to replace when he gets called up. Thanks & have a great weekend.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Three spots open in my pen. Saves and holds are separate cats. Ratios matter. Please rank top three:
McGee, Hudson, Staumont, D Castillo, D Williams, Box, Barlow

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! As timing would have it, Gallegos and Ottavino were dropped this morning. Do either of them crack the top three?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gio vs Barlow for me. Close. Gracias.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

10 team keeper OBP

Cut moose or Santander for mountcastle?

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

Keep moose. Santander and mountcastle are a toss up, esp in OBP. Mountcastle is hot but Id probably favor Santander slightly ROS. If you want to go with the hot hand, sure swap Santander for MC.

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  molina bros bbq
1 year ago

Although in a 10 teamer you are probably streaming a lot so playing the hot hand and streaming would probably be a weekly/daily thing for me. Prob some decent options on the wire.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Are you holding Santander?

Also pick 2

Neris
Castillo
Feyereisen
Fry

CP
CP
1 year ago

Was just offered Hendricks for my Suarez in an nl only. I have DeJong coming off IL hopefully next week to take his place at ss. Should I be asking more or is this fair? Hate to trade a potential stud bat for an arm but Suarez has been so bad and him hitting lead off, we use ops instead of runs in this league, it just seems to be a lost season.

Thanks!

Jorginho
Jorginho
1 year ago

Sending Lindor to receive Yordan ROS?

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Jorginho
1 year ago

I don’t hate it depending on needs. The book probably says stick with Lindor but I would consider the deal if I needed power.

JohnnyBaseball
JohnnyBaseball
1 year ago

would you trade Pablo Lopez for Tommy Pham in a 12 teamer?
i have other pitching and need a bat

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  JohnnyBaseball
1 year ago

Do better than Pham