On my teams with Juan SotoTrevor Story and Cody Bellinger, there’s been very little to celebrate. I paid $15 for Tom Arnold to send me a Cameo video telling me it would be okay. You remember Tom Arnold: Guy who is famous for sleeping with Roseanne Barr. Honestly, that should make someone famous. That and getting your junk Ginzu’d are valid reasons for fame. More so than your sister was in a sex tape. If I were ranking them for fame, 1A) Marrying Roseanne, 1B) Getting Junk Ginzu’d, Z) Sister was in a sex tape. Any hoo! Trevor Story (2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer) had a big game — on the road! — and maybe finally there’s light at the end of the tunnel. As Geoff and I discussed on this week’s podcast, Story’s Launch Angle hasn’t been great. He’s hitting way too many ground balls, and pulling everything. The result: Pitch on the outside corner, and he rolls over it to the shortstop. Maybe there’s a fire lit under him with the thought of getting out of Colorado. Think this could be a boon for his value:  If trading for Story, the team will be contending, so the lineup will be better. Not all stadiums are bad. You telling me Story in Yankee Stadium is bad? Are you telling me this? Don’t tell em this. Also, the reinvigoration of a pennant chase can activate him like charcoal. Either Coors or elsewhere, he needs to correct his Launch Angle, and hopefully yesterday is the right direction. My other solution is spitting blow darts into his ribs while he’s at-bat, so he lowers his back elbow and it forces him into an uppercut swing. But that might be illegal. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brendan Rodgers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .261. As Chad Kuhl would say, “Kuhl.” So, just searched to see if I missed an injury to Ryan McMahon, and why was he benched three days in a row. Was fully expecting it to be because Bud Black is a giant idiot, but McMahon has forearm soreness. No word if it’s from making the universal gesture for “Bud Black is a jerkoff.”

German Marquez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99. Retired the first 17 batters in order, and I thought he might get a perfect game, or no-hitter, because: Mariners. Would’ve been fitting that the Rockies no-hit the Mariners because they were already by the Tigers and Orioles. The Mariners see a competitive limbo stick, and they always go under it. As for Marquez, is he getting traded to the Angels or what?

Taylor Trammell – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .158. It’s not a great sign when I check to see if a guy has any other hits besides homers, especially not when he only has six.

Travis Jankowski – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2). I don’t think there’s any coincidence that his nickname, Tra-Jank, sounds like tragic.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in two days. Can Bryce sneeze on Soto to get him started too?

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.54, and his 3rd blown save in his last five appearances. Joe Girardi says he will take the day off, ask a few random people on the street to remove their pants to check for sticky substances, then decide if he’s making a change at the closer role. Jose Alvarado would be the guy I’d stash.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. And in the run-producing spots in the Nats’ lineup: Josh Harrison, Alex Avila and Starlin Castro. *digs down two miles into the earth’s core, lets out a loud, echoing chef’s kiss*

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .228. Mean’s while, Juan Soto took a 1-1 pitch for a ball in a cute way. Haha, awesome, Soto, truly.

Dylan Cease – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.81. For people in Quality Start leagues, what a bummer–Lou Costello pops his head in, “He pitched later in the game.”

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03. Takes a lot to walk four in six innings and only get six strikeouts while escaping relatively unscathed. His magic sauce: facing the BrewersStreamonator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t mess with it.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4 and a home run, hitting .197. Any ideas how many homers he has? I’m gonna guess you’re guessing around eight. Guess what you guessed wrong, guesser! It was his third homer. Think Walker read too much into the tortoise and hare story.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-1 and his 16th homer. Sonavabench! They said he wasn’t going to play! *Lisa Simpson grumble*

Keston Hiura – 0-for-2, but zero strikeouts — lowercase yay! — as he was recalled from Triple-A with The Jelly Donut of Swat going on the IL. I missed this yesterday, but it truly is a joy to watch the Diamondbacks. The Snakes got some rattling going on, but it’s in their heads. Here, enjoy:

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.58, 0-for-3, hitting .265. His fastball averaged 92 MPH early on, but climbed as the game went on. I know, I’m Mr. No Fun, from the land of Can’t Have Anything Nice, but Ohtani’s gonna burn out this summer without more rest. It’s a lot the Angels are asking of him. See, I’m couching my negativity in “But I just care about him.”

Mike Tauchman – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .173. He’s the first player to strike out five times in a row, then homer since Ray Lankford in 1998. In 1998, hitters belted balls. In 2021, pitchers have their belts checked.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-7, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .233. Carl’s Jr. Jr. is another slugger who sits in the leadoff spot, and is better elsewhere, but I’m not arguing with the Giants’ success. They’re basically like challenging a grandmother to a 50-yard dash and under the makeup and saggy stockings is Usain Bolt. Did I just memory bank fuse an old Nike Larry Johnson commercial into something else?

Brandon Belt – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury, and will get scans on his knee. Hmm…*putting string up on a board labeled “conspiracy theory”* Umpires are checking for sticky substances by asking players to remove their belt, and Belt is removed. This is not a coincidence!

Aaron Civale – Will miss 4-5 weeks with a sprained middle finger. That’s the worst middle finger incident since that little kid gave Jerry Maguire the middle finger that sent him into a tailspin that cost him a job, all his clients, including a surprising grown-up Jerry O’Connell–Well, you’ve seen the movie.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-2, 1 run, as he was activated from the IL. Not sure if I’m supposed to be happy or prepare myself to be hurt again. Bellinger has damaged me. I may never be the same.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 2.57. *breaks into planetarium, moves giant telescope to aim directly at my computer where I have a table open of spin rates, light catches telescope lens, accidentally burns hole in computer* Damn it!

Jake Cronenworth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, 3rd homer in three games, and 4th homer in five games, and what was I doing dropping him? Why am I so dumb? He only has 7.7 whiff% vs. fastballs, which is 7 of his 11 HRs. So, yeah, that’s good.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer. Padres are suddenly hitting on all cylinders like a 10-year-old me playing Mario Bros.

Kyle Wright – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.95. “Braves’ young arms are the envy of every team,” said someone before this year. For some reason, that person can no longer be reached for comment.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-4, average up to .251. Freeman only got four singles, so he’s not going in the champagne room, but I’d take it for another week if it gets his dumb average up to respectable levels.

Marcus Stroman – Mets said Stroman’s MRI came back clean. What a shame. He was having such a great season.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .217. Hasn’t been a great start to the season, right? Legitimately it hasn’t been good, correct? Lindor has more homers than Soto, Bellinger and Story.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I got popped by a paintball yesterday. Sorry, I thought you were wondering why my face was half-covered in pink paint.”

Tylor Megill – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks as he made his MLB debut. Fun fact! When Megill is used in a sentence and he’s doing the action, it changes to Igill. So, I can’t find anything on Megill. Igill looks like a back of the rotation, not-even-in-the-rotation arm when you look at his prospect grades, but you see Megill and he’s pumping 97 MPH fastballs and your heart skips a beat. Maybe there is nothing here as he’s an 8th round draft pick, and 35-grade arm, but watching him made me want to see more. His command is wonky, how’sever, so be careful in mixers.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Someone put this guy on the back of a Great Dane and send him off into the sunset, so he stops hitting.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games. Captain Woo Cubano starring in the video, Astros Just Wanna Have Fun.

Abraham Toro – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week with another homer. Toro is one hot fish!

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Not a fan, but even the Streamonator loves his next start, so eff my feelings.

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, and 2nd homer in two games, which matters more, because the third one goes a month back. Hot schmotato alert!

Danny Duffy – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.85, as he returns from forearm tightness. So, now he’s an Opener, because the Royals don’t want to send him for Tommy John surgery? Fantastic stuff. Someone should film a road trip movie with Lamet, Duffy and Gallen all going to Dr. James Andrews’ clinic, and having one last hurrah the night before their surgery — Pitchers, Trains & 15-Months of Rehab.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.54 and his 3rd blown save. Oh, man, what did Donkey Teeth give me in a trade? I got cursed? Did he curse me? Donkey, how could you?!

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .236. Not a top three catcher again — at least not yet — but he looks so much better than he did the last few years.

Garrett Richards – 1 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.74 vs. Rich Hill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Dick Mountain beat off Garr-Dicks, as it should be. By the way, Garr-Dicks is one guy who has lost all value with the wacky tacky checky-checky, though not sure he had value before. But he’s just nonstop b’ing and m’ing about how he can’t grip the ball with industrial glue.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .231. C’mon, less Meadows’ing, and more Wander’ing!

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Sorry, Lowe, but nothing can save you from being in every other Razzball comment about getting dropped. Lowe, you’ve even moved past Schoop for most requested to drop. Not to inject logic and reasoning into this, but Lowe is around a 130th most valuable player on the Player Rater. In other words, you need to be in a 6-team league to not have him rostered.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.35. Robbie Ray was the first pitcher the umps could visually check his pants from ten feet away. No room to be hiding anything there!

Starling Marte – 2-for-4 and a slam (6) and legs (11), hitting .326. Not sure if you heard but Marte got into some trouble the other day because he posted a video on Instagram of a rat tied to a bottle rocket and *poof* shot up and up in smoke. Marte later revealed he was just trying to visualize what he wants to happen to Jeff Bezos.

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, and his 19th and 20th homer, hitting .276. Just on the ol’ 40-homer in 120 games pace. Abbondanza Garcia!

Nate Lowe – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .250. Lowe has a modest five-game hitting streak. Mean’s while, Nick Solak has remained retired from when he hung up the bat and glove on May 1st.

Joely Rodriguez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st career save. Why did Texas go to Joely? Where was Kennedy? Stuck on a grassy knoll?

Sean Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Murph Dawg, as he’s commonly known to guys who add “dawg” at the end of people’s names, has done it again!

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.86. Not sure if this season is his ‘coming out party,’ because you get a bunch of debutantes together for a ball and it’s a cotillion not a Kaprielian, but he’s done about as well as you could hope. Also, Streamonator loves his next start.

Daz Cameron – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (3), and 2nd homer in the last three games, but didn’t play on Tuesday. Yesterday, Cameron was out there with Grossman on the bench. Yes, I’m squinting my eye firmly to hold this monocle in place.

Matt Manning – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (2 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 3.38. Jerry Seinfeld voice, “What’s the deal with more walks than Ks?”

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (1), and 37th homer this month. Drop him! He’s terrible! Get him off your team!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. Can’t believe I finally finished this 18,000 piece jigsaw puzzle of sand, but, before I glue it together, and hang it on my wall, I’m going to haphazardly place it by this open window–NOOO!!! Torenado!!!

John Gant – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.76. In 20 June innings, he’s given up 18 runs. The Regression Fairies are getting a bit clingy with Gant, huh?

Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-3, 1 run. Lars Nootbar is such a snack.

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frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

YORDONG!

brett
brett
1 year ago

Startling Marte or Grisham?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Trying to trade. Would you take either Spring or Tucker over them?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

I meant would you take either Springer or Tucker over them?

VinWins
Vin Wins
1 year ago

Framber + Lindor for Freeman?

VinWins
Vin Wins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, figured it was close. Thanks! Though I wouldn’t mind getting Lindor/Freeman in the deal.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Sorry one more question for different team

Grichuk, Renfroe, Baddoo or Toro.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Gio or Riley at 3rd. Need to drop one to stream pitching.

Thanks

Ellis
Ellis
1 year ago

BEst bet for next week:
Kaprielan home against TEX and BOS or
Marquez home against PIT and STL

or neither and look for something else

thanks!

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

Melancon or Chapman ros as closer?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Bish
1 year ago

chapman

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know you’re probably right but, man, it’s tough right now.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Swanson + Darvish for Crawford + Rodon

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Swanson + Darvish for Crawford + Rodon

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

good lord, what in the hell shape are anabelle and porcello in anyway, v.worley, s.kazmir can get signed but not those guys?!

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

was that a joke or does rudy actually play in some league (or was it run team with) f.black, pixies singer/guitarist/songwriter? that’s gotta be a joke right.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

sorry, it was f.black’s brother, but either way, gotta be a joke.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

remembered it from preseason. how in the hell did rudy come across f.black’s brother to co-manage anything with him. did he meet him at one of those reunion pixies tours or something.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

Don’t be dissing m’man Rudy.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i wasn’t dissing anybody, i’m thrilled and it’s hilarious that rudy met f.black’s brother AND that he was a reader (probably for a while). it’s crazy who knows who from here.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

Just my weird sense of humor, brother.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

no problem. not sure if you were serious there, some trolls do loom from time to time (not saying i have reason to think that of YOU though).

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah i knew you knew that, was checking on other guy.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Praisae the Lourdes!

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

What kind of bat should Ryu be able to pull in a trade? Examples please

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Dude
1 year ago

I traded him for Arozarena earlier in the year. Razz trade tool showed it to be about as even as a a hitter/pitcher trade could be.

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

What kind of bat should Ryu be able to pull in a trade? Examples please.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, can only start one?

McClanahan home vs Angels
Stripling home vs Orioles
Morton at Reds

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please rank for saves?
Alvarado, Staumont,Barlow

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

That’s hilarious. Once Edman starts doing better, they move him out of the leadoff spot.

ray
ray
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Rank Josh Rojas, Solak and Rodgers ROS…THnx

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

If you had to pick one for roto OPS weekly, Olson or Voit at 1B ROS?

Thanks

RW
RW
1 year ago

Voit or Mountcastle ROS?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Are you dropping Neris today for Alvarado? Do you think Alvarado keeps the job for a month maybe?
Thank you.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Trying to decide who is the real guy with great potential….Biggio or Lux?

Is Eugenio still rosterable over Biggio?

Do you think Brujan gets called up before Kelenic gets recalled?

Thanks.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Razzball Community:

Is there a source you can subscribe to that gives injury alerts? We have one GM that is always three hours ahead of everyone else often grabbing a guy (like Antone) several hours before (Sim’s) injury is pubbed.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Stash Duran or brujan?

Jp
Jp
1 year ago

Dynasty league: Alcantara or Trevor Rogers? (Is it close)?

Also, please rank Tapia, Conforto, Franmil Reyes ROS

Thanks

JC
JC
1 year ago

Antone or Garrett getting first crack at saves? I recall Antone used more for multiple innings before. Garett was awful tho.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

f’ing with garrett is a lot more risky than say somebody who drafted bass in preseason. that looked risky and of course he lost his job right quick. hembree should probably be moving up over there when their coach figures that out. or doolittle even.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

or brach, who i forgot existed almost.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey, 10 T 5×5 Category Keeper League

Have T. France as a bench/fill-in role. Would you drop him for Toro or hold?

My other 3rd Basemen are Riley and Suarez.

Thanks in advance.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Right now my closers ain’t bad, Kenley, Melancon, and the Twins – Rogers and Robles. Would you try and dump one of the Twins for Alvarado? 12 team H2H categories.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Taylor walls to IL. I thought brujan was going to get called up. Nope. Ugh

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Another league, another question. Who would you cut first in a 10 team roto: manoah or Chaz. 5 OF format. 6×6 roto. Qs included for starting pitchers, obp for batters instead of average. total bases the 6th category. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I need to drop a player and those two are the ones who I deem most expendable now. Chazz because his numbers look like what I expected from someone like Brandon crawford. Manoah for sheer volatility in all of his starts. Don’t know which version I will get.

Nordberg
Nordberg
1 year ago

trying to figure out the best stashes. Can you please rank: Josh lowe, Duran, and Brujan

Thank you as always!

Nordberg
Nordberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I feel like my fantasy season can be summed up with the “You chose poorly” line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with every player so far. I knew I should’ve just gone Gary Sanchez instead of Carson Kelly

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My currently rostered Christian Vazquez is pretty terrible

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

most people who drafted kraken didn’t hang out owning him this long if 12 teamer 1 catcher. it’s been too many years since kraken was anything but horrible. hell in a money league 12 teamer i waivered w.smith a month or so in. if w.smith was even THOUGHT to be dropped kraken had far more % drops.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Who do you like better ros manoah or brubaker? Roto: w,qs,era,k,whip?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. can carry two of these guys. who do you like or are they all just streamers?

gilbert
mcclanahan
sandoval
mize
javier
flexen
corbin

thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

12 team H2H. My RPs are decent (Hand; Alvarado; and Yimi) and my OF is also good enough (now that IL guys have returned). Would it be really dumb to cut Wil Myers (he’s my bench bat) for Antone?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

grey is far too low on him, hates him, and grey was part of the wil myers MVP 2020 steal job that went on behind the scenes. oh wait i’m commenting for somebody else here who disappears when wrong, tries the super gloat job when deeming himself right.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

oh we’ll be back next time he tries throwing one guy you got wrong under the bus and esp next time he tries to have “called it” specfically when you did not.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

i say “we” there as i’m for sure not the only one who has a memory here.

Christopher Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
1 year ago

Who you take ROS

Yelich or Olson?

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

Grey!

Great writeup as per usual. Assuming you could roster any of the following ROS or stream the spot…What do you do?

Stripling
Skubal
Odorizzi
McClanahan
Wainwright
Flexen

Also, would you consider Bellinger a good buy low candidate for a 10 team 5×5 non keeper cat league? Or is he broken? Thinking I might try Donaldson or Dansby plus Clase for him?

Thanks man!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great work Grey!

points league…

RP spot

Zach Thompson or Alvarado

Thanks,

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
1 year ago

add Antone to the list… can you give me two out of the three, please and thank you…

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again

T. Hanks
T. Hanks
1 year ago

Who is the better stash? Brujan or Duran?

Seeing new hype about Duran and have Brujan right now in my NA.

T. Hanks
T. Hanks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you.

McZero
McZero
1 year ago

My last outfield spot is giving me fits. I have McCormick but his playing time concerns me. I also have Duran and Josh Lowe on my reserve team, hoping one of them comes up soon. Should I drop any of those to pick up Baddoo? Or just hold and see what happens?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey – what’s your take on Rendon? Looks like he’s walking less & striking out more. He was just dropped in my 13 team OPS league.

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

He’s definitely worth a bench stash. I think he’s maybe injured though.

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
1 year ago

my 1$ yastrzemski for eugenio suarez and willson contreras not keepable

12 team NL only keeper 5*5
currently in first place

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

Those Grandmama commercials were good.

omar
omar
1 year ago

Adjustment to question above:

A: Schwarber, Bassitt
B: Laureano, McClanahan

Thanks again

ray
ray
1 year ago

So Grey…
Iteration #1
I give Degrom and Pavin Smith, get Abreu and Ian Anderson

#2
I give Degrom and Lourdes Gurriel
I get Abreu and Tim Anderson.

I like #2.
You?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I do, but option two is a better return…..I know you like Gurriel, but I could always pull off other deals…Aguilar would be expendable. Plus Gurriel only has 25 runs…he’s been moved down in order, especially w Springe rback

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Plus SB is my most pressing need with Mondesi having been in line up 1 day all year

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, it would still improve my offense, which is meh in general.
I agree on two, though.
Thanks for all of your time on this site.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Manning’s K/9, B/9 and era are all 3.38. Is he OCD a little maybe?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Or am I for noticing this??

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

When k and bb rate are the same that’s good, right?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

He’s got a great personality, but I don’t think things are going to work out between us.

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
1 year ago

CBS H2H points ROS

Kenta Maeda
or
Zach Eflin

omar
omar
1 year ago

Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS):

A: Schwarber, Robbie Ray
B: Lauerano, McClanahan

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Kolten Wong 7hr
A.Rendon/C.Yelich 8hr (combined)
The latter were my 1st and 3rd picks…kill me.

Serious questions…
10tm redraft
Wong over Villar?
Bohm over Rendon?
Bohm has finally started singling which is more than I can say for rendon and he has better counting stats than rendon.
I own riley as well he has 3b/of elig but I think I’m done with rendon..tried trading him no one wants him, I’m sure hell be scooped off waivers but I cant deal with a 3b on pace for .230 9hr 65rbi …or i could drop rendon to stash Alvarado bc I think neris is donezo. Desperate times desperate measures.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks sir…I’ll keep rolling him out there maybe a big 2nd half with trout back. Stephen Friggnin Duggar has been better than rendone… That has to balance itself out at some point lol. I did grab Stephen Duggar in all leagues at least for the schmotato run but his xBA says he should be hitting 100 points higher and he has a 14% barrell rate plus SF can do no wrong. Lol.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

On trade analyzer:
McNeil is listed at $15.40
B Lowe is $1.30
Hiura is -$12.90

Do you agree with that assessment? Just curious if you rank them differently.

Thanks!

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Someone just dropped both Conforto and Gallo in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). We start 3 OF and 2 UTIL. I am stacked in the OF with Acuna, Soto, Trout(IL), Tucker. Grabbed Upton about 2 weeks ago and have been loving his production. Also grabbed the Jesus when he was called up. Should I grab either of those bats? Conforto has garbage numbers so far but is young and talented. Gallo is pretty polarizing but has been putting up some good numbers over the last month as well.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you do Gallo over Sanchez as a backup waiver claim? Or is he just J-UP 2.0

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Also, would you be holding Plesac on your IL? I have Bregman on the bench. If I dropped Plesac, I could put Bregman on the IL and grab a streamer. Or just wait until Trout returns . Had a hard time gauging Plesac value this year.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Aguilar of Donaldson ROS?

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, let me bounce this off of you…
14 team mixer, H2H categories.

I give Degrom, Josh Rojas and Pavin Smith,

Get Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson.

Roas was playing SS, and Smith was on bench. I need SB and runs pretty badly…have Nola, Ray, Tony Disco and Castillo behind Degrom in rotation.
Thoughts?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks a bunch…

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

Also have Luis Garcia…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Man, Adolis Garcia is impressive. The first homer was that good dead center power. Just drove out over the fat part of the field. The second one was oppo and he hit it like a cut fade in golf. Had a ton of backspin giving it carry. Graphic on the broadcast said that was his 7th opposite field homer. When guys do that with power and they’re not just pull pull pull it’s a really good sign.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

grey,

just got a trade offer.

I trade Michael Conforto ($19) and Raisel Iglesias ($10)
I get: Yaz ($12) and Cedric Mullins ($5)

Would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

should i offer iglesias for mullins?

WilliesCoconuts
WilliesCoconuts
1 year ago

Thoughts on Trevor Rogers? Hold all year or try and move him now assuming he gets shut down?

Garnish
Garnish
1 year ago

Who’s better stash- Bregman or J. Segura?
Spanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Good morning Grey,

Just got multiple tweets/ alerts that the Reds placed Sims on the IL.

is Antone an immediate add?

Current roster below, who would you drop for him?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Jazz Chisholm
OF: Laureano, Eddie Rosario, Springer
UTL: W. Franco
BN: Adolis, Jesus Sanchez, Bohm
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Heaney, McClanahan
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

IL: Franmil Reyes, Means, Sonny Gray

NA: Brujan

thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you.

In another league, I can only start 3 “RP’s” and currently have the following (so i have to bench one daily):

Diaz
Reyes
DickRod
Romano

would you drop any of the above for Antone?

thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

figured as much.

thanks as always!

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
1 year ago

Hi Grey, would you drop Soler or McCutchen? Need to make a roster space. I keep feeling like Soler is going to go on a massive tear, but Cutch has undeniably been better so far.

Other drop options are Lourdes (keep hoping with him) or D. Moore (but he’s one of my main speed sources)

Thanks!

Coolwhip
Reply to  asdfasdf
1 year ago

fwiw I have Cutch much higher on my Top 100 list
https://razzball.com/top-100-outfielders-for-2021-fantasy-baseball-summer-lovin-edition/

Better offense, better lineup spot, better home park, and Cutch hitting ball really well right now as we get into summer

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Ooh we have a disagreement!! Ok thanks guys

Coolwhip
1 year ago

We can now Wander through the Meadows like Julie Andrews because Dick Mountain is alive again and its music to my ears.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Sammy Long questions (intermediate term).
Lamett or Long?
Minor or Long?
Yarborough or Long?Rich Hill or Long?

PK
PK
1 year ago

12 team standard roto: Would you rather have Jose Alvarado or Hansel Robles?

Frankie
Frankie
1 year ago

Sup Grey,
Could you rank top three here in order please
ODB, Pillar, Almonte, Jesus Sanchez, Baddoo

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Roto keeper – Freeman/Reynolds/Lamet for Xander/Eloy/Jesus Sanchez

Which side you got for this year?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Graveman or Barlow SVHD league?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
Reply to  uncle wighty
1 year ago

or bard

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

Duggar hitting for average, power and speed…is the fantasy community about to get Yasztremski’d again (no idea if I spelled that right) and totally dismiss an unknown Giants outfielder until it’s too late and he’s putting up big numbers on someone else’s team? His plate discipline numbers check out and suggest he doesn’t fully deserve that 30% k rate, good max EV, excellent sprint speed.

Or am I talking myself into a guy who is going to be waiver fodder in two weeks?

jah
jah
1 year ago

Looking for general lineup/roster construction advice. I’m in 2nd place but getting worked this week by the first place team whose offense is exploding and his pitching is producing just enough.

Deeper 10-team H2H points league. Keep 5 forever. Daily lineup changes. Max 8 SP starts per week. Only 2 RP starters per day. K’s do not count against batters. W’s are 10 points while L’s are only -2.
C – Gary Sanchez
1B – Vlad
2B – Semien
3B – Austin Riley
SS – Trea Turner
2b/SS – Wander
1b/3b – Bobby Bradley
OF – Soto
OF – Arrozarena
OF – Meadows
OF – Santander
UTIL – Ohtani (goes both ways)
Bench –
McCormick
Aquino
Lux (2b/SS)
Gleybar Torres
Villar – 2b/3b/SS
IL – Bregman, Kyle Lewis, Garver, Nimmo

SP’s – Darvish, Henricks, Framber, Greinke, McCullers, Stroman, Wood, Ohtani (goes both ways), Stripling, McClanahan
IL – Alzolay (needs to come off IL)

I traded Haniger for Stroman last week.

How does my team look? I’m light on 3B’s with Bregman going on IL and Riley slumping. Villar was supposed to be filling in (DTD with calf) so Bradley has been my only starting Corner Infielder.

Need to drop someone because Alzolay is off DL.

New pick ups can’t accumulate points until next week. Potential grabs are Wilmer Flores, Toro, CJ Cron, Nate Lowe, Wong, Jesus Sanchez, Renfroe, Duggar, Naquin, Jarren Duran….
Odorizzi, Gilbert, Domingo German….

Who to drop to make room for Alzolay? Or just drop Alzolay?
SHould i be rushing to pick up Cron? How about Toro or Sanchez? Who should I drop?

Thank you!

jah
jah
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yes true…..thanks Grey you rock

jah
jah
Reply to  jah
1 year ago

i think i should add that i can still feasibly catch up in this week’s matchup should his pitchers not pick up W’s or blow up and if his hitting cools off. So, I’m a bit hesitant to drop too many players before the weekend but its not like Gleybar and Santander are doing anything for me

norberg
norberg
Reply to  jah
1 year ago

TMI on Ohtani….What happens behind closed doors between consenting is adult is private!

Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Dont feel to bad Grey, imagine having Soto, Bellinger AND Mondesi on your team….

Its ok…..as long as they are good for me in september right…..RIGHT???

Thundershoe
Thundershoe