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“Ayo, this is Joey in the People Interested in Zee Zee #1 Americans — aka PIZZA, we serve the people who serve it — how may I direct your call? I’m very sorry, you’re looking for Tony — bada bing bada boom — he’s in charge of helping people put up Xmas lights. That department doesn’t open until August.” Phone rings with another call, “Ayo, this is Joey in the People Interested in Zee Zee #1 Americans — aka PIZZA, we serve the people who serve it. You’re wondering about Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto? Ayo, bada bing bada boom, letta me pull up Minor League Stats dot com, ayy, and see what we have here. Vinnie Pasquantino is 24 years old, and he’s got 15 HRs in 52 games at Triple-A. Ayy, what kind of cheap ess-oh-bees are these Royals they don’t promote my boy, Vinnie? I oughta date their sister and call her by my mother’s name to insult her, ya know whadda I mean? Vinnie’s also hitting .280+ with great contact? Va fangool! He should be up already? What, they need Carlos Santana? He should get sent to the Phils, so he can reunite with Rob Thomson. Okay, let me see this here Nick Pratto. Oh, he’s younger and his numbers are not nearly as good, and that hurts for me to say, being Joey, the Front Desk Ambassador at PIZZA. Yeah, I just like Vinnie Pasquantino right now. Ayo, waddya know, bada bing bada boom. Thanks for calling!” I agree with Joey from PIZZA. Vinnie Pasquantino should be called up soon, and Pratto looks like he needs more seasoning. Maybe some oregano? It’s not a stretch to say the Royals need a yoot movement. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:
Mitch Garver – If your name was Mitch and you told a Starbucks barista and they wrote on your cup, “*itch,* what would you do? These are the kind of questions that keep me up late at night. That and, “Garver or Gary Sanchez in a 12 teamer?”
Cal Raleigh – Sounds like a name they derisively give a Southerner boy who’s going to Cal. Also, I give him the name: hot schmotato.
Gabriel Moreno – Ugh, three catcher pickups. Yuck (for me answering questions)! Here’s what I said the other day, “(Moreno was) called up by the Jays. I went like this: Clicked on Moreno on waivers, stared at his name and my team (a 15-teamer), seeing who I could drop. Jonah Heim, my catcher, was on the list of guys possible to drop, and I left Moreno on waivers. He’s a top catcher prospect bat, and Jansen’s out for a while with a fractured pinkie, so Moreno should at least backup Kirk, who could also DH. There’s ABs there. Itch just put him in his top 50 prospects, saying his timeline was drifting back (oopsie). Moreno could hit .300 and maybe power if he rediscovers his stroke, which has been nonexistent (1 HR in 146 PAs). He kinda reminds me of MJ Melendez. If you have room, I’d take the flyer, even if I didn’t.” And that’s me quoting me!
Jose Miranda – I’m a big fan of Miranda — Carrie Bradshaw can suck it! — but I admit to not knowing where he’s going to play when Lewis and Correa return. By the by, one general word, all of these guys have been hot. They wouldn’t be in this post if they weren’t hot. If you prefer to read, “Miranda is hitting .327 in the month of June,” then boy you in the wrong place. I said that last part like Esther Rolle.
Jace Peterson – Similar situation to Tyrone Taylor and Jose Miranda and maybe others listed here that I’m just not noticing because Cougs just tested positive for Covid and I’m singing Tim McGraw’s Live Like You’re Dyin’, but Jace could lose some playing time when Adames returns and Renfroe–Oh, crap! I mean, Cougs is out for undisclosed reasons, and I’m hoping I don’t have undisclosed reasons coming for me. My wife is a biohazard!
Michael Chavis – That the Pirates bat Chavis cleanup is a top five reason the Pirates suck beyond the standings. Chavis is hitting well, and they can play him, but featuring him and Vogelbach in the top of the lineup makes no sense, when the Pirates’ entire raison d’être is to give prospects at-bats. Move up Swaggerty, Suwinski, Diego Castillo, and, may the power of your checkbook compel you to promote Oneil Cruz already!
Matt Carpenter – Every aging vet should get one last chance to hit homers over the short porch in the Bronx. “That’s what I keep telling my agent!” That’s Robinson Cano.
Luis Garcia – The year is 2097. The population has bloated to 56 trillion, and everyone is named Luis Garcia.
Andres Gimenez – Fun fact! His stepbrother’s name is Edward Johns, so together they’re And-Gim, E. Johns. Sounds like he’d make a good sub!
Santiago Espinal – Feels like the kind of guy who is going to win the end-of-the-year Razzballie award, Guy Who You Picked Up And Dropped Numerous Times.
Ezequiel Duran – Just gave you my Ezequiel Duran fantasy. It was written while going about my business.
Rougned Odor – Depending on the week, Odor faciliates between fragrant and flagrant.
Bryson Stott – Prolly should’ve been the lede this week but I just gave you a Bryson Stott fantasy, and it’s still June and I’m trying to crank through all the prospects who should be grabbed. Yes, that was the pattern you missed. Started with Nolan Gorman, over to Max Meyer, went to Grayson, off to MJ Melendez, then onto Riley Greene (who is still a Buy, by the by). If that list is any indication, I’m sorry for jinxing you, Vinnie!
Isiah Kiner-Falefa – I wonder if Nick Castellanos’s mother, the owner of the very famous diner, Hey, Skinny, You Feta Eat, in Edison, New Jersey, has ever served Israeli Diner Falafel. Hmm, I’ll have to send one of my crazy aunts, who live in Jersey, to find out. Any hoo! Falafel has been as good as Dansby over the last week. Opa!
Ramon Urias – I picked up Urias for a little how’s your father in one deeper mixed league, and, as soon as I did, I already felt like his hot streak was over, but, alas, here we are.
Kyle Farmer – Ya know what kind of guy Farmer is? Salt of the earth! Sorry, he’s the type of player who you would never draft in any league, then almost immediately wish you went with someone like him who is safe vs. all these upside gambles. Anyone hear from C.J. Abrams lately? Anyone?
Gio Urshela – Bet some of you didn’t know my safety school was Gio U. Yeah, they wanted me for my terrible puns, but I decided on Tulane because I like to drive in the middle of the road.
Christopher Morel – His stats on their surface say a guy who should likely stay at leadoff for the foreseeable future, but his past years also seem to indicate that he can’t keep it going. Well, either way, he’s doing it, so that’s all that matters. Plus, Morel’s a fun guy!
Oscar Gonzalez – The new Steven Kwan. Call him Steven Knewcarsmell.
Steele Walker – More of an AL-Only play, but, as mentioned on this week’s podcast, not entirely sure what makes Ezequiel that much more attractive than Walker. Maybe it’s his brooding eyes.
Tyrone Taylor – With the Platinum Jubilee in the news a lot recently, thinking about different Order of Merits. There’s OM, CBE, Hon, and a host of others. I’d like to ask the Queen to bestow one more: Lorenzo Cain, DFA.
Travis Swaggerty – Here’s what I said the other day, “Swaggerty had a 28% K% in Triple-A, which doesn’t bode well for a promotion, Neither does the fact that he doesn’t seem to be getting better at each level and he’s 24. NL-Only for now, unless desperate in a deep mixed.” And that’s me quoting me!
Lane Thomas – Maybe because I wrote a sleeper post on him this preseason, but I think there’s a lot more to him, and should be rostered everywhere. Though, the two first names thing is disconcerting.
Jack Suwinski – Ya know what’s funny that’s not funny at all? A guy like Suwinski hitting a homer or stealing a bag once a week feels decent in the micro, but, in the macro, when you look at his season-long projections of 15/7, it’s super boring.
Trent Grisham – I know you’re all converts, so I’m preaching to the choir, but this is batshizz crazy: ESPN’s 7-day Player Rater has Trent Grisham as the 112th best outfielder behind Aledmys Diaz (is he even playing?) and Bradley Zimmer, to name just two guys who were close. Not saying Grisham has been incredible, but that’s just not close to reality. On on our 7-day Player Rater, Grisham was the 46th best OF (as of this writing). Sad for me to say, but ESPN has abandoned baseball. I bet their Player Rater’s been broke all year and they’re not even trying to fix it. I’m not joking.
Zach Plesac – This is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Ranger Suarez – Yes, he looked good last time out, but this is also a Streamonator call. “The license plate says ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania.’ Can you tell me what city?”
Matt Strahm – When this was released earlier this week on the Patreon, I said, “It seems ludicrous to think the Red Sox would suddenly start using Tanner Houck regularly as their closer, but just as insane to think they have anyone else.” And that’s me making myself laugh! Apparently, now they have someone. Maybe. Honestly, this is as unclear as shituations get on a closerousel.
Tanner Scott – How long will it take Mattingly to figure out Anthony Bass should be the closer is actually fascinating. Bass is clearly best suited and, if you’re just going off of word association, then Marlins…Bass…it’s obvious! Yet, we’re going on week three of watching that very correct thought travel through Mattingly’s brain not reaching his mustache-less mouth, so I guess Tanner Scott.
Tanner Rainey – This week’s bullpen options didn’t come to me for a long while, then I went to Suncoast Very Natural Tan Tanning Salon, and it all started to coalesce in my head.
Colin Poche – Rays’ closer is prolly TBD — THE BIG DEAL?! No, To Be Determined — but I like Poche, even if Cash has no set roles from the 1st through the 9th innings.
Diego Castillo – I feel like as I’m typing this someone besides Castillo will get a save for the Mariners, but, also, as I type this, he got the last two.
A.J. Minter – I promised you a new middle reliever every week, and I thought I might run aground with choices, but there’s actually 14 MRs each week I could recommend. That’s seven Mr. Misters! That rocks! …So take these broken wings and learn to fly again…
Nick Castellanos – This is gonna have a big flashy red light on it that says, “Don’t give him away for free.” As a regular patron at Hey, Skinny, You Feta Eat, Momma Castellanos’s diner, I cannot stand the thought of this Sell making its way back to her, and being barred from partaking in her spanakopita. I partakopita! I mustopolis! It’s so flakopolis! The problemakis is his bat has slowed. The HardHit% is down to his lowest since his rookie year. Offspeed pitches are breaking his balls like Anthony Quinn in Greece whenever he said, “No, I’m actually Mexican-American.” I wouldn’t trade Castellanos for a blue polo with a Best Buy logo, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.
Hope the weekend has been good to you! Climbing my way back up in my leagues as the bats heat up. Watching Trout give an interview to these ESPN guys really just make me like him that much more. Some of these questions are just terrible.
-Garver vs ATL’s W Contreras in a 12 team 5×5? – Snitker said they are planning on swapping him and d’Arnaud every 2 games moving forward with some DH sprinkled in. His bat has been hot all season. What say you?
-Lane Thomas vs Nimmo – 12 team 5×5
-Houck looking like an actual closer for BOS? Would you drop Whitlock (IL) for him – 12 team 5×5?
-Need to activate Lynn on Tuesday for his first start back… who do you drop in 10 team 5×5? I don’t love any of the options tbh.
– Strider, JoMo, Ashby, Springs, Sandoval
Looking forward to the write up tomorrow! Thank you as always!
Was I wrong to pick up Matt Carpenter?
what is his playing status?
Need to replace Stephenson
Melendez or W Contreras (Atl)
Mahle at Arizona or
Mikolas home vs Pirates
Drop Hosmer for N. Lowe, Miranda or Schoop? Could you rank them ROS in a redraft points league that takes -2 for Ks?
Would you mind also ranking Tyrone Taylor, Jesse Winkler, AJ Pollock, Jesus Sanchez and Dylan Carlson?
Sanchez, Carlson, Pollock…all are very close
@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. a little concerned about kimbrel and was going to grab hudson. would you drop either javier or ashcraft for hudson or hold and trust kimbrel will figure things out
You selling $21 Olson for $4 Manoa in H2H dynasty pts league? Back up 1Bs are Profar, Morel for now. Prices increase $2 if kept
Works for me
Gausman for Machado. Currently have Bregman at 3rd but not feeling it with him this year.
Would you try for an upgrade and turn around and try and trade Bregman for Montas?
Thank you have a nice Sunday
I’d take Machado and Montas
Good Morning Grey!
We are at the end of our first round of H2H, which opens up 4 weeks of “Anything Goes”, and inexpensive keepers get a large return. I have no idea if I’m going to be able to get one of these done though because I might have to part with India and/or O’Neill.
10-TM, NL-Only H2H, 5×5 (OBP)
If I were to get a deal done, it would look something like:
One of India ($13) OR O’Neill ($17), AND Gray ($4), Lauer ($5) along with 2 of my choice.
I get: Olson ($47), Muncy, Manaea, Strider, Robertson
The above deal might not get done without giving both India and O’Neill. I’d be able to get Castellanos probably also, and Ke’Bryan ($15) instead of Muncy.
My hitting is pretty stacked, but I’m waiting for India to come back, Cooper is on Covid IL, and Yepez is my only 3B.
If I were not to make a trade I would still need to make some roster moves.
SP: Alcantara, Webb, Lauer, Mahle, Gray, Greene, Swarmer, DeSclafani (IL), Cobb (IL), Stroman (IL)
RP: Ta Rogers, Rainey
Would you make any of the following changes?
A) Drop Yepez for Villar or just hold?
B) Pick up Brubaker. Brubaker seems to be holding his own and could be valuable as a #5 or #6.
C) Pick up Alvarado or Hand. Who to drop?
I wish I had more information on Stroman and I’m not sure if Swarmer is worth holding since he’s not a dynamic arm, and can get rocked as seen by yesterday’s game (I benched him BTW). He just doesn’t walk guys.
That trade may backfire this year, forget future years — Olson has sucked; India could return and look good
A. Hold B. Sure C. Hand…Swarmer
I appreciate your thoughts. I also agree that it could backfire. Olson might not figure things out, and Muncy might not stay healthy. Manaea and Strider would need to both stay healthy (and not regress). O’Neill and India could be good in 4 or 5 categories for the next few years.
Who’s the drop for Hand? Stroman? Would you rather have Stroman or Stroman in 2 weeks?
Hard to say…Stroman doesn’t come back then him, but Swarmer is pretty meh
Sorry, I meant Stroman or Brubaker? I’ll drop Swarmer for sure.
Oh I want JT there
1.Starting Lynn 1st game back this week @ Det?
Other options Roansy @Stl Faedo vs White Sox
+7IP +2K -3Hits -3BB -12HR
2. Any thoughts on Eury Perez Mia arm in dynasty? Worth paying and stashing or wait it out?
1. Lynn 2. Stash, sure
Eduardo Rodriguez or Spencer Strider ROS?
Happy Sunday Grey.
I have 5 starters going and need to know who to start today:
Robbie Ray (SEA) at home vs. BOS
J. Taillon (NYY) at home vs. CHC
J. Verlander (HOU) at home vs.MIA (Definitely Starting)
J. Urias (LAD)@ SF
Jeffrey Springs @ MIN
Start all of them
i had put 5 of them in. The one that worries me is Robbie Ray.
Ray has not looked good in his last 5 starts giving up 3-5 ER per start in those 5 starts
Merrill Kelly home against CIN and MN or Springs @BALT? Thank you.
Try Moreno or go Yadier? Thanks.
Man,you are up early!
Thank you. I have Trevor Rogers on my bench and waiting for a return to form. Drop him instead of Springs or wait a while on Rogers? Thanks.
Meh, I’d want Springs over Rogers, but close
I agree for now but Rogers has upside but will it reappear. No question here…just a comment.
on the first top outfielders podcast i was particularly interested in addressing your springer hate in the comments becasue it stood out to me as blasphemy. i pretty much pegged the stat line hes on pace for. also in that post i proposed a bet of springer vs eloy saying i bet springer finishes higher on the razz player rater. safe to say i won that one going away… springer is currently 22 OVERALL not just for hitters.. and eloy Jimenez is not in the top 1000 most valuable players, and just had another setback in rehab.
in the last mention of springer you said somthing like ” you guys really expect him to stay healthy” … lol you’re funny, yes i do expect springer to stay healthy and be a stud, meanwhile the real injury risk was and always has been eloy Jimenez, who you had completely overrated in the preseason.
start wearing some Ls, you earned them.
good call on eloy dawg!
“By not drafting Eloy this year, it’s gonna hurt doubly, because of what you missed last year, and what you will miss this year.”
your must own player was the actual biggest bust in all of fantasy.
not only is he a walking injury, but in the 11 games he played this year he was slightly better than worthless. 1 hr, .222 avg.
Do you ever just stfu? You’re a fucking idiot.
In a 10 team, h2h standard 5×5
MI: Farmer (filling in for wander)
OF (4): Julio Rodriguez, Adolis, Tyler O’Neill, mountcastle
UTIL (2): Naylor, Renfroe
1) Stott and Burger are FA. Do you drop anyone for either of them? Was thinking Bellinger or Naylor. Although, Naylor peripherals are solid
2) drop Kirk for Trevino? Trevino had similar numbers and ~50 less AB
1. Meh, I’d hold 2. No
naylors avg exit velo is league avg just about, hes under 89mph. with an 11° avg launch which is below league avg. idk how the xba and xslg are as good as they are. .511xslg? i bet the under heavy. naylor is totally expendable in 12 team mixed.
last 30 days for naylor hes getting a hit roughly once every 6 at bats. 2 homers over that span. id rather own joey gallo real talk..
heres gallo last 30 days. id take Gallo>naylor i guess its close
point is you can own neither naylor or gallo in 12 team mixed. naylor hitting 6th today also (arrow down)
Morning Grey…would you switch out Nolan Gorman and Christian Walker for Lane Thomas and Nelson Cruz? Nationals have 8 home games next week. Could also drop Vinnie I suppose instead of Walker. Thanks,my man!
the last time josh naylor homered you mentioned hes been a little boring but you still like him. his last 15 games like 50 at bats hes hitting for a .160 avg with 1 hr and obv 0 steals. he was nothing more than an april schmotato.
one other thing, i dont get why you wouldnt be recommending burger on the white sox here. hes as hot as bat as you can get at the moment as he homers again last night.
so you wont mention or recommend burger but have no problem mentioning kole calhoun last week after his hot streak was way over and he went back to being horrible. makes sense.
burgers last 15 game splits: 54 at bats 6 homers and a .333 avg. 12% owned on yahoo, but nah you dont like taking a stab on him, but previously you loved recommending kole calhoun and vidal brujan.
How do you come up with this stuff?
wanted to make sure i wasnt misremembering, yep kole calhoun was in your last weeks buy posted on june 3rd. he had already cooled off by then, and over the last week since june 3rd when you called him a buy (again), hes gone 4-23 (.174 avg) with 0 homers 0 steals with 3 rbi and 1 run, plus hes been getting benched more often. solid buy!
Start writing your own shit then. You’re a fucking ass.
Who’s the add out of Lane, Burger, Grisham or Lux?
grey never heard of burger
Haha, that must be her
Need holds where ratios and strikeouts matter. Please pick 2:
Seranthony, D Hudson, Yimi, Box, Neris, Montrero, Cimber, Houck, Adam, Morgan, Strahm.
Hey Grey! Hope your weekend is going well!
Got offered Carlos Rodon for my Kopech. It’s a fairly shallow keeper league with QS as an extra cat. Trade analyzer loves it for me, so I’m inclined to take it.
So using my gut with match ups and the streaminator haven’t been working, I keep missing big offensive days from my guys and I think I’d rather just go with the same guys as much as possible. It is a 10 team daily league with a long bench so I have lots of options, my best thought is in CAPS, some have multi position eligibility, what would you recommend, the tricky ones are MI CI & UTIL
3 OF: ACUNA LOU-BOB JUL-ROD Renfroe Naylor Pham
1 C: SAL mj
2 CI: VOTTO HOSKINS Witt Olson Naylor Suarez
2 MI: ALTUVE WITT Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez
1 UTIL: RENFROE or anybody else not in a slot above, will be Ward when he hopefully comes off DL on Tuesday
Who should play and who should sit
Witt over Votto, anyone over Votto really…
Let me ask it a different way, who are the top 3 to play everyday among
Hoskins Olson Naylor Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez
and then the top 2 to play among
Hoskins Olson Naylor Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez Renfroe MJ Pham
thank you, I appreciate it, I put together a terrific team with your advice, I just don’t know who to play!
Olson, Hoskins, Adames —Olson, Hoskins
He got a little loose in the 6th obvs but is Greene becoming a bit more than a streamer do you think?
He’s not reliable yet
Hello my friend,
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend with the clouds…
1 3-fer if you don’t mind.
1) Stott or Gimenez??
2) Taylor or Lane Thomas?
3) If i can only keep 2 of these 4 which one?Syndergard, Straasbug, Heaney & Pivetta.
Thanks & have fun,
1. Stott 2. Lane 3. Noah and Pivetta
Hi Grey. Ten-team Roto 6×6 with OPS and Holds, QS instead of Wins, 12 active P slots. Here’s my full roster:
Pos Player Team Eligible
C Alejandro Kirk TOR C
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B
2B Jorge Polanco MIN 2B,SS
3B Rafael Devers BOS 3B
SS Jeremy Pena HOU SS
CI Josh Naylor CLE 1B,RF,OF
MI Nolan Gorman STL 2B,3B
LF Brandon Nimmo NYM LF,CF,OF
CF Harrison Bader STL CF,OF
RF Juan Soto WSH RF,OF
OF Jared Walsh LAA 1B,RF,OF
OF Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B,LF,RF,OF
UT Cesar Hernandez WSH 2B
UT Jorge Mateo BAL 2B,SS,CF,OF
Bench Kole Calhoun TEX RF,OF
IL Taylor Ward LAA LF,CF,RF,OF
IL Franmil Reyes CLE RF,OF
IL Eloy Jimenez CHW LF,OF
P1 Liam Hendriks CHW
P2 Raisel Iglesias LAA
P3 Corey Knebel PHI
P4 Jorge Lopez BAL
P5 Jhoan Duran MIN
P6 Kendall Graveman CHW
P7 Colin Poche TB
P8 Paul Sewald SEA
P9 Ryan Tepera LAA
P10 Tim Mayza TOR
SP1 Shane McClanahan TB
SP2 Joe Musgrove SD
SP3 Jordan Montgomery NYY
SP4 Tony Gonsolin LAD
SP5 Tylor Megill NYM
SP6 Patrick Sandoval LAA
IL Garrett Whitlock BOS
I expect Mayza to return soon; I only recently added him. But it could be I should drop him.
I currently have an open spot, but I will need room for Ward (expected back on Tuesday). I’d like to add a bat or two now and have a good idea of who to drop when I activate Ward.
If I add an SP listed here, Sandoval or Megill will need to be the drops.
Christian Walker (he was recently added and dropped)
This is what I’m currently thinking:
1) Add N. Lowe to open spot
2) Add Walker, drop C. Hernandez or Mateo
3) Add Mahle or Greene, drop Megill or Sandoval (or both)
4) Activate Ward, drop K. Calhoun?
What do you think?
1. Ok 2. Cesar 3. both 4. Sure
Thanks. Would you add someone else in #1 or you agree with N.Lowe?
I’d prolly just stash Greene since you don’t have any open spots anyway
1) Add R. Greene to open spot?
2) Add Walker, drop C. Hernandez
3) Add Mahle and H. Greene, drop Megill and Sandoval
4) Activate Ward, drop K. Calhoun?
Essentially that puts Ward and Walker at Util while stashing R. Greene. Mateo other bench bat.
I’ve decided I can’t keep Mateo over Cesar and feel good about it. Steals are nice but dude is hitting .149 over the last month. Especially with Gorman seemingly not being an everyday player. So I’m going to drop Mateo in #2.
Rasmussen or Strider?
12 team, 5×5 roto (saves only)
Would you add Houck over Duran or Adam if searching for saves?
Who do you like more ROS, Gimenez or Morel?
Ross seems ok with putting Morel out there every day, loving the playing time.
Have a great weekend !
Morel — you too
Please rank the following for saves:
Scott, Houck, Sewald, D. Castillo
Morton, Wood, Cobb, Sandoval, Ashby, Lauer, T. Anderson, Megill.
Who are the first two drops?
Also, Pagan or Scott?
Edward Cabrera or Spenny Strider?
1. I have Wilber Flores and Patrick Wisdom at 3B. would you waive one of these to get Santiago Espinal of Toronto?
2. Would you waive Wilber Flores to get Christopher Morel?
Hi Grey, a few questions:
Syndergaard or Junis in a 12 team mixed league?
Are both holds or streamers in that format?
What do you expect from Junis ROS?
I think Junis is hurt, so Noah
They are streamers
Thanks Grey, how about if both are healthy?
So does miranda stick with royce lewis done for 2yrs?
1. Miranda over M.Chapman, Tellez, or Olson?
I would flip the odd man not drop.
2. MI question (looking for rbi/sb 1st)
-G.Lux? not a big fan of Lux but that obp and lineup tho)
-C.Javier for Morel
-R.Mcmahon for Morel
-C.Javier for Bader
(Going to be hard to cram another OF in but need the steals).
Have a good weekend.
I think so on Miranda
1. Not over these guys
2. I’d try Garcia
3. Morel over Javier, but this is fair — Morel
4. Javier over Bader, but fair if you desperately need SBs
Mj or William C in weekly OBP I feel like both catchers feel kind of exciting.. woh!
Out of Aaron Ashby, Tylor Megill, and Luis Urias, are any worth dropping? Urias has been pretty rough, and Ashby was rocked (his next start against the mets)
In some leagues, Megill and Ashby…Depends on for what
There’s a lot of things for me to consider. Luis Urias is currently a bench bat due to performing poorly, but Aaron Ashby did awful his last start against the nats (with his next start against the mets, cardinals, and blue jays.) I have to drop someone to activate Shane Baz
C’mon Dodger! You live in LA and you are not sure when Kershaw is slated to come back? Baseball fans know the plan is for him to start Sunday. Been announced for days.
And the Gods got me for having some fun…going today now lol
Looking for some outfield help, any of:
I’d add Soto to that list but I have some kind of faith that he’ll do something eventually lol.
Lane, Morel over Kole and Rojas
My final starter on a 12 team roto. He is at Baltimore next week. Would you drop him next week for any of these two start guys:
Dunning HOUS and @DET
Singer @SF and @OAK
Marco G MN and LAA
I have Trevor Rogers on the bench. Have not trusted him. Is he worth hanging onto in a keeper league?
Thanks for your continued work at the top of the industry.
Final starter is Springs. Sorry. How do you edit? Thanks.
My W. Franco or K. Hayes for Manaea? Am I giving up too much?
Hayes for Manaea
springer to the moon. what a nice player to own and he wasnt even expensive in drafts.
Would you drop Luis Urias for one?
What? Is it bad?
Oh, I see, it’s good, but bad I benched him
Could replace Walsh if you wanted
Meh, I’m going Walsh, prolly burn me
Riley greene, or Vinnie ROS
Depends who’s up first but Riley if both are
I picked up Strider to stream, but after watching Ashby tonight, do you think Strider has more upside than Ashby ROS? Ashby just seems like he will either be on or off with no in between.
Ashby has more upside, but he could be risky
Triston McKenzie was dropped in a 12 team h2h.
He’s a must add yea? Over guys like Kirby and sonny gray?
I’d want Kirby and Gray
Hey Grey. 12 team, 2 catcher league. When Narvaez went on IL, I picked up MJ to go with Salvador. Do I roll with Sal and MJ or drop MJ to activate Narvaez? Also, Muncy or Luis Urias?
Go Omar and Urias
Why is Matt Olson so terrible?
Haha I wish I knew
10 tm h2h pts
Please rank top 2
Barlow, Bednar, Castillo, Hudson, Pegan, Poche, Scott
Not sure what Barlow but him and Bednar
Oh sorry, Joe Barlow
Yup still him
You’re the best – thanks.
Do you think it is time to cut the cord on Jared Walsh in a 10 team league with OBP instead of BA? I was really high on him going into the year but he has been meh at best.
Nah, I’d want him
keeper league trade offer where I’m currently middle of the pack. I get Bobby Witt Jr and give Shane McClanahan. Would you do it?
I’d take Witt
Late thought, not sure if you’re still around but, with Gallo seemingly getting back to his okay self, would you take him over Hoskins?
Thank you and happy Friday….
I’d want Hoskins
You can’t sneak Esther Rolle in there
Damn! Damn! Damn!
Have a great weekend
Hahaha, you too!
The reds medical staff is making the mets look good. India has been out virtually all year. Moustakas last year with his “dtd” heel injury turned into a 3-month IL stint. No wonder why senzel can’t seem to stay on the field. I assume Stephenson will be out all year the way they roll.
Yeah, it’s such brutal news with Tyler and India
B. Soto and Garcia (astros)
If my name was Mitch and the starbucks barista wrote itch I would say Bing bong!
12 team league would you rather own Bryson stott or your boy Lane thomas
Between $3 Thomas and $10 Hernandez- which Nats OF should I be move- what kind of MI/CR is comparable- NL Only keeper- looking for a roster correction.
Estrada $10? Crawford $5? Other thoughts?
Yadiel for Thairo or Crawford works for me
Starting Roansey in ATL tonight?
Lurve you, happy Friday!
Doesn’t sound good
H2H pts -AB, Hits, XBH, Homers, SB, -CS
OF which one sits tonight out of Grisham (Col) Jesus (@ Hou) Hays (@KC) Morel (@Yankees) Walsh (Mets)
Hey Grey – I’ve been offered Buehler, Brandon Lowe (IL) & Sal Perez for my Gore & Varsho. I know you’re low on Buehler but this seems appropriately priced, right? It’s a 10 team h2h league so I’m worried that Gore won’t be pitching much late in the season/playoffs.
Sounds fine…If you had the Buehler side from Opening Day until now that trade would be awful for you
Player A: 19/8/25/0/.203
Player B: 27/8/24/3/.238
Player A has been a big disappointment whereas Player B has been a top producer at his position.
A = Sal
B = Varsho
https://razzball.com/playerrater/ — 60-ish vs. 220-ish
Has to with the draft cost..Sal was going in the first 3 rounds in most league…Varsho was a mid round pick…thats how i try to evaluate players and compare players
1.Start or sit Gallen at Philly?
Kirby home vs Redsox or
Ranger home vs Arizona
1. Start 2. Kirby
Ok, 1 last question (hopefully) for ya;
drop J. Burger for Nick Martinez’s start on Sunday v. COL? SON seems to love the matchup
Couple of questions
1) Is Kershaw pitching tomorrow or Sunday?
2) Is Trout playing tonight
3) someone came to me with trade offer bregman. They offered Garrett Whitlock and minor league prospect Jackson Jobe. Make the deal? I really would like to get G. Moreno.
1/2 No idea
3. They’re giving you Garret Whitlock for what
they are giving me whitlock and Jobe for Bregman.
r should i say offering me whitlock and Jobe for bregman
What does that have to do with Montero?
i was going to ask for Moreno C from TOR. He said not available neither is the mets C Alvarez. So would you trade Bregman to get Jackson Jobe and Garrett Whitlock or ask for someone else instead of whitlock here is his roster:
C Luis Campusano (SD) $5.00
C/1B Yasmani Grandal (CWS) $5.00
C Carson Kelly (ARI) 10 IL $9.00
1B Pete Alonso (NYM) $21.00
1B/3B Austin Riley (ATL) $49.00
2B/SS Javier Baez (DET) $23.00
2B/SS Andres Gimenez (CLE) $6.00
2B/SS/OF Garrett Hampson (COL) $5.00
2B Cesar Hernandez (WAS) $8.00
2B/SS/OF Gavin Lux (LAD) $6.00
2B/SS Jorge Polanco (MIN) $12.00
2B/SS Brendan Rodgers (COL) $6.00
2B/SS Gleyber Torres (NYY) $23.00
3B Yoan Moncada (CWS) $16.00
SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX/MIN/NYY) $11.00
SS/OF Fernando Tatis, Jr. (SD) 60 IL $51.00
OF Ronald Acuna, Jr. (ATL) $56.00
OF Avasail Garcia (MIA) $5.00
OF Kyle Lewis (SEA) C $7.00
OF AJ Pollock (LAD/CWS) 10 IL $15.00
OF Franmil Reyes (CLE) $10.00
OF Juan Soto (WAS) $51.00
OF Seiya Suzuki (CHC) 10 IL $66.00
OF Raimel Tapia (COL/TOR) $6.00
OF Mike Yastrzemski (SF) $5.00
UT Seth Beer (ARI) $21.00
SP Chris Archer (MIN) $5.00
SP Walker Buehler (LAD) $31.00
SP Jacob deGrom (NYM) 60 IL $44.00
SP Logan Gilbert (SEA) $6.00
SP/RP Dakota Hudson (STL) $10.00
SP Brent Honeywell,Jr. (OAK) 10 IL $5.00
SP/RP Dinelson Lamet (SD) $33.00
SP Nick Lodolo (CIN) 10 IL $5.00
SP Sean Manaea (OAK/SD) $10.00
SP Nick Martinez (SD) $7.00
SP Aaron Nola (PHI) $28.00
SP Chris Paddack (MIN) (+) $5.00
SP/RP Drew Rasmussen (TB) $5.00
SP Trevor Rogers (MIA) $6.00
SP Mike Soroka (ATL) 60 IL $12.00
SP Taijuan Walker (NYM) $5.00
SP Logan Webb (SF) $10.00
SP/RP Garrett Whitlock (BOS) $6.00
SP Bryce Wilson (PIT) $6.00
SP Bruce Zimmermann (BAL) $5.00
RP Matt Barnes (BOS) 15 IL $15.00
RP Archie Bradley (LAA) 10 IL $9.00
RP Genesis Cabrera (STL) $12.00
RP Diego Castillo (SEA) $10.00
RP Camilo Doval (SF) $31.00
RP Tyler Duffey (MIN) $8.00
RP Tyler Matzek (ATL) $8.00
RP Luis Frias (ARI) $5.00
C Francisco Alvarez (NYM) $5.00
C Harry Ford (SEA) $5.00
C Gabriel Moreno (TOR) $5.00
1B Blaze Jordan (BOS) $5.00
3B Rece Hinds (CIN) $5.00
SS Diego Benitez (ATL) $5.00
SS William Bergolia (PHI) $5.00
SS Gunnar Henderson (BAL) $5.00
SS Alexis Hernandez (CHC) $5.00
SS/OF Austin Martin (MIN) $5.00
SS Jonathan Mejia (STL) $5.00
SS Oswald Peraza (NYY) $5.00
SS Bryson Stott (PHI) $5.00
SS Alexander Vargas (NYY) $5.00
SS Anthony Volpe (NYY) $5.00
OF Kevin Alcantara (NYY/CHC) $5.00
OF Yusniel Diaz (BAL) $5.00
OF Riley Greene (DET) $5.00
OF Alvin Guzman (ARI) $5.00
OF Austin Hendrick (CIN) $5.00
OF Simon Juan (NYM) $5.00
OF Ethan Wilson (PHI) $5.00
SP/RHP Matthew Allen (NYM) $5.00
SP/RHP Edward Cabrera (MIA) $6.00
SP/RHP Robert Dominguez (NYM) $5.00
SP/RHP Daniel Espino (CLE) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Dax Fulton (MIA) $5.00
SP/RHP Sandy Gaston (TB) $5.00
SP/RHP Bryce Jarvis (ARI) $5.00
SP/RHP Jackson Jobe (DET) $5.00
SP/LHP Brailyn Marquez (CHC) $5.00
SP/LHP Frank Mozzicato (KC) $5.00
SP/RHP Osiel Rodriguez (NYY) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Alex Santos (HOU) $5.00
SP/RHP Jarlin Susana (SD) $5.00
SP/RHP Matthew Thompson (CWS) $5.00
SP/RHP Forest Whitley (HOU) $5.00
SP/RHP Jordan Wicks (CHC) $5.00
SP/RHP Cole Wilcox (TB) $5.00
SP/RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson (MIN) $5.00
Who along with Jobe should I ask for in exchange for Bregman? Moreno and Alvarez are not moving.
Whitlock seems fair
how about either Volpe or Peraza
let you know
Holy wall of text Batman!!
Just one Houston man’s opinion.. Bregs hasn’t been the same since the scandal. Still walks a ton tho
Hi, Grey! OK to keep riding (pardon?) Ezequiel Duran until Wander comes back, or should I swamp him for IKF? Thanks as ever.
Yup, go Duran
More IL news Grey.
Stroman now on 15 day IL with right shoulder inflammation. Now that Rewis is having season ending surgery, I can drop him from my IL. So should I IL Stroman, or drop and play the streamers game?
Basically, the top projected SPs available in my league, are Morton, Urquidy, Ranger, Whitlock (although he has hip tightness now).
Ranger from that, but they’re streamers
Thanks Grey. So will put Stroman on the IL and stream, and wait on shoulder inflammation future prognosis. These IL stints cropping up “Take My Breath Away”.
Have a great weekend and stay out of the Danger Zone.
By the way, you have your own movie coming out next month based on the novel by the same name. Spelled different. “The Gray Man” on Netflix. Ryan Gosling playing the part of the Gray Man. Enjoy.
Who else could they get
So the Quad A Chicago Cubs DFA Clint Frazier after giving him all of 37 at bats this season, but keep Heyward and Simmons, neither of whom can hit their way out of a paper bag. Makes total sense, Ricketts. Thanks for foisting this piece of garbage team on us Cubs fans this season.
Right before their series with the Yanks?! HAHAHA
Exactly. Some are speculating he got shown the door because he sort of whined to the press about not getting any at bats. But still, why sign the guy for $1.5 million and give him only 37 at bats before you cut him? And don’t get me started on Jason “oh look, another weak grounder to 2b” Heyward and his sunk cost $35 million the Cubs still owe him.
Yeah, or Simmons or really a lot of Cubs…Just brutal
Sigh, RIP Royce Lewis’ 2022, it was beautiful while it lasted
, Riley greene, or Vinnie ROS
Royce Lewis torn acl. Ugh
OH MY GOD Seriously?!
Yep, and the same ACL he had surgery on a year ago.
Damn, that sucks
Sure does. He looked pretty good in his time in the majors this season. Now he’s out for another 12 months.