Secretly, what no one could know, before yesterday’s game in Milwaukee, Christian Yelich hired a hitman. Did he want something done to a person? Heavens no! His fine eh eff mother raised that boy well! No, what Yelich wanted done he whispered into the ear of the hitman he hired off of Craigslist. Thanks to scouts Razzball hired, we know what was said, and by ‘scouts,’ I mean eavesdroppers. Yelich whispered, “Take this baseball bat that does me no good, and beat the shi*t out of the humidor until it no longer functions.” Yelich said the only way they’d know definitively that the humidor is busted is if Keston Hiura (1-for-4, 2nd homer) could hit it out. Job well done, Humidor Hitman! Yelich also benefited from his own mafia ties (3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3). The humidor hit was especially nice for me since two benefactors were two of my sleepers, Luis Urias (1-for-4, and his 1st homer, hitting leadoff), and the big star of the game, Willy Adames (2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 7th and 8th homer, as he hits third. That sleeper of mine makes up for my Jarred Kelenic sleeper post! *dodges tomato* It doesn’t make up for it? *dodges another tomato* Okay! Geez! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. He sounds like a black & white movie star–Actually, he sounds like a “black but white” movie star.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-5, 1 RBI. No home run? Boo, Rowdy! *head smashed with a coconut*

Hunter Greene – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.71. He struck out seven guys and gave up five homers. Just what I wanted, a True Two Outcome Pitcher. The Brewers figured out a workaround for the dead ball — have the pitcher throw 103 MPH. Just loving that 23.6 K/9 yesterday!! Absolute fire!! I’m going to walk out into traffic! Save your prayers, I don’t need them! I also don’t need Hunter Greene; drop him faster than a habit on Sally Field after she met Burt Reynolds (very new reference).

Tyler Stephenson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .263. Can I bet somewhere that Stephenson will be the 2nd best catcher on your Player Rater at the end of the year? Does Bet Em Gee Em take those props? I got props I need to give!

Andrew Vaughn – Hit the IL with a bruised hand. In a corresponding move the White Sox inserted Mendick with a bawdy hand.

Jared Walsh – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. *screaming and waving hands like Jonah Hill in Get Him to the Greek* It’s happening!

Brandon Marsh – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. You ever think the Angels just be messing with people with their players’ names? Wade/Ward, Walsh/Marsh, Mayers/Mayfield, Rendon/is so done. Any hoo! Brandon Marsh isn’t in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I don’t know if he’s rostered in more than 50% of leagues or not, but I still like him and he’s in this afternoon’s Buy, Sell, Hold video, which doesn’t have the same restrictions about 50% rostered players or under. See, I make up arbitrary rules, and it’s arbitrary when I use them.

Shohei Ohtani – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.08, 2-for-4, 1 run. Also, his hit was off the Monster, and it knocked his number from the scoreboard, very The Natural-like. Not Natty Light. Not that at all.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.86. He only threw 68 pitches, because one more pitch from a guy named Dick Mountain, and the universe would’ve folded in on itself.

Tanner Houck – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.14. It was a bad day to quit sniffing glue, and an even worse day to roster Houck. It’s interesting that Tanner Houck sounds a bit like Banner/Hulk, because I Hulk-smashed my mouse as I dropped him to waivers, where he landed next to my previous drop Greene.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Cake Batter backs backs backs backs that thang up.

Jose Berrios – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.34. What’s that? Did I have Berrios, Greene and Houck all going in multiple leagues? Yes, why do you ask? Because I’m wearing a potato sack in the middle of the freeway? Oh, I see.

Alejandro Kirk – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Our Saturday Ambulance Chaser writer, Keelin, said Kirk looks like Bart Harley Jarvis and I can’t see anything else now.

Steven Kwan – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. This guy is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! What’s that, he’s on pace for five and a half homers? Ha, silly you, there’s no such things as half a homer!

Aaron Civale – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 9.45. I’m actually envious of a rostering a 9.45 ERA pitcher after my day yesterday. It was supposed to be getaway day! You bastards!

Corey Knebel – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.27. Mets scored seven runs in the 9th. Seven?! Any other year and this game would’ve ended with Mr. Met flipping off Phillies while he was pelted with batteries. This team is just different.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, but left after being hit on the wrist. X-rays were negative, until he smashed a drinking glass and screamed OPA! Then things got positive.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .240. We’re totally gonna find out Rob Manfred snuck some juicy Bouncey Castle balls into the mix in May. I hope, at least. Just give us back the home run, Mr. Manfred! Please!

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38. He deserved a better outcome. Dot dot dot. Or did he? Let’s see his Karmic Retribution List! This is how we decide on Wins now! You hear me? Show me your good deeds!

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I’m writing this as I try to digest that Mets comeback. First thought is I hope all WFAN callers were pulled over, so they weren’t driving while that was happening. “Mahk in Oystah Bay, ga’head…”

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. “Ay yo bing bong, we could have that Ohtani guy, ya know, he’s aight, but who we got is just betta, and uhh ughkay, I’m going through the tunnel, I’ll call back lata.”

Manny Machado – 2-for-3, and his 6th and 7th homer, and four homers in the last five games. Machado feels like the only top pick not disappointing. That can’t be right, but it feels that way.

Nick Martinez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38. He’s the worst Padres starter, and that’s including Blake Snell. Who? Oh, that guy! But I don’t think Martinez is being removed from the rotation if Snell returns soon, and he just threw his 2nd rehab start.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.08. Streamonator hates his next start and, I’ll be honest, I don’t know if there’s any way of telling when he will blow up. That’s the nature of young pitchers with a 4+ BB/9.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Can’t believe the junk shot he took the other day and he bounced right back. Some balls on this guy.

Jeremy Pena – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Jeremy’s pokin’! (The ball.)

Jose Urquidy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.56. He has some of the worst peripherals I’ve ever seen. That’s being generous.

Ryan Pressly – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.32, and the blown save, as he returns from the IL. Picked up things right where he left off! Like a Hound Dog.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Literal polar opposite of Urquidy and has some of the best peripherals.

Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, because I get the sense no one wants him, but he could be a hot schmotato.

Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-4 and two homers (3, 4). Oh, they totally changed the ball! C’mon! It’s so obvious! What are we doing here? But I love it!

Jorge Mateo – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Suddenly, Camden is a launching pad again? Oh…*treks up to top of Mount St. Helens*…kay.

Cedric Mullins – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Cedric the HRtainer is back on tour!

Austin Hays – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. I have Hays, so I’m coming at this from a place where I thought I knew what was up, but I thought he had at least six homers.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .284. Should easily pass 20 homers, anyone taking the bet he will play enough games so that will happen?

Jhoan Duran – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.26. Oh, yeah, I had him going too. What a day!

Matt Brash – Will pitch out of the bullpen in Triple-A. Maybe M’s are just like my father too bold, but not too Brash. Welp, I say never trust rookie pitchers. Any hoo! George Kirby might get called up to replace him!

Shane McClanahan – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Ah, it is last year’s ball again. The one that saw the Mariners get no-hit nearly every game.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38. Oh, yeah, I had Robbie Ray too! Things are great! Thanks for asking!Can’t believe I missed on Robbie Ray last year when he was good and now I have this Robbie Ray. Why does Robbie Ray haunt me?

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .189. He’s fitting right into the Mariners’ high-powered offense!

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 1st homer. Being this is his farewell tour, he dedicated that home run to his brothers, Bengie and Jose, thanking them for always finishing the Takis so he could focus on baseball.

Miles Mikolas – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.53. Streamonator says–I’m kidding! You’re streaming Mikolas? I wish I had his 1.53 ERA on every team of mine!

Garrett Hampson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .154. Some big-time “Remembering a Guy” energy in yesterday’s Rockies game.

Brendan Rodgers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .149. I remember him! Rodgers and Hampson was a duo previously famous for The Sound of Music, a story based on the Von Trapp family, which was a family of sleepers who ended up being traps you were lucky to avoid in fantasy leagues.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .325, and 2nd homer in four games. Won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I think he’s rostered in most leagues, but there’s worse bets than the three-hole hitter in Coors.

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Sexy Dr. Pepper has 7 RBIs. That’s six solo homers and the Nats gotta free Juan. Hey, you think six homers and seven ribbies is crazy? The entire Reds team has negative five RBIs.

Keibert Ruiz – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. “Let’s just stop on the side of this dark, country road, and roll the body out the door–Whoa! Hold on! Keibert moved! He’s alive!”

Stephen Strasburg – Will face live hitters today. Screaming to a mortician entering the field area, “Time out, my guy! We ordered live hitters!”

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rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Adam Frazier, Lux or Thairo?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you waive Cole Irvin of Oakland who is on IL15 to get Aaron Ashby of Milwaukee?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you!!

stevie
stevie
3 months ago

Last quick one from me, Jarren Duran over either Franmil or Renfroe?

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You’re a good man Mr. Grey

GoodOlDubs
GoodOlDubs
3 months ago

Hi, Grey. I’m hesitant to trade my polanco for his Merrill Kelly and Franmil. But my SP sucks. I’d have Baez/Urias/Escobar/Royce left to cover 2b/ss. Am I dumb? I mean, yes. But dumb in this case specifically? Thanks!

GoodOlDubs
GoodOlDubs
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Danke!

stevie
stevie
3 months ago

Is Royce Lewis worth a pickup over Eduardo Escobar?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 months ago

Grey

14 team mixed roto 5×5 standard cats keeper league.

Was just offered Ozuna and Gonsolin for my Volpe and Mateo. I have to do this right?

As always thanks in advance

herschel
herschel
3 months ago

@Grey: would you be trying to sell high on mikolas? i need some offensive assistance. think ketel is a decent get or aim higher?

Gary C
3 months ago

ESPN points,

Ketel Marte or Trevor Story, ROS?

Hank
Hank
3 months ago

Grey,

I’m looking to improve my QS by adding another SP and have a couple options. League is 12 team, 5×5 with QS and OBP.

Option 1: trade Tim Anderson for Shane Bieber (pick up Pena on waivers)
Option 2: trade Tim Anderson, Julio Rodriguez, Christian Javier for Trea Turner and Frankie Montas (pick up Winker on waivers)

Is there a clear-cut winner or are they pretty close?

Thanks as always for the great work and I really appreciate the help!

hondo
hondo
3 months ago

Any idea what happens if Royce is producing when Correa gets back?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
3 months ago

Never mind,I see it was just asked.

I’m praying the Red Sox get rained out so I don’t have to play Story.

aardvark
aardvark
3 months ago

What position do you think Royce Lewis plays when Correa gets back?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yeah your right. Just looking for a flyer for 3rd base

ray
ray
3 months ago

Grey,

Would you rather deal Duran and Hosmer for Abreu, Duran and Diaz for Contreras, or none of the above?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Elias Diaz, Wilson Contreras…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Jarren, sorry…guy needs and OF.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yea, I think I may even give him Gallo and Hosmer

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

Hey Grey – I’ve got a guy interested in my $7 F Peralta or $0 T McKenzie. He’s hinted at $8 Tyler O’neill being available and to a lesser extent $15 Albies.

Obviously going to aim for McKenzie for either of those guys first. If that doesn’t work, would you move $7 Freddy P (who as you said, is exactly what we want, just had 1 clunker) for (1) $8 O’neill or (2) $15 Albies? Curious about both / which you prefer in a keeper because I think he’s going to reject Albies/Freddy.

Thanks!

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Just traded Kimbrel for O’Neill wooooowhooo!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
3 months ago

hey Grey! Heres a few of my pitchers, would you offer any of them for Berrios? If so which one?

12 man h2h QS league.

Lauer, L.Garcia, Syndergaard

Thanks Pal!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

okay man! Thank you!

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Maybe deal Trever Rogers for him lol

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 months ago

Reparations for Kelenic sounds like a personal decision to me. Keep your blanket compensation proposals off my FBB body! For me, McClanahan is the current exemplar of how you made me whole. (This is an especially appropriate discussion as I just dropped him.)

Oh, and when I had a follow up question re: if I should add Arraez after seeing he had been dropped, I was actually thinking of Luis Urias (though he was not avail). Those names are totally different yet I lumped them together in my head. My bad.

Last edited 3 months ago by hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Re: Sally & Burt: https://youtu.be/wlehP761fE8

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

SON doesn’t like Eric Lauer today, but Lauer is doing really well especially with Ks. Do you think he goes under 5.5 today? With the run he’s on, I’d have to think he gets 6 or 7 against this Braves team that had around 9 or 10 Ks against Megill. Another guy I’m eyeing is Gausman @ Cleveland today – his line is 6.5 at almost even money. Do you think he gets 7 today? Cleveland surprisingly is only averaging 5 Ks versus starters so far this season

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 months ago

Is Correa droppable in 10 team H2H? I need starting pitching. Who do you like? Dillon Peters, Kuhl, Wacha, Drew Rasmussen, Lorenzen, Taillon, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Kikuchi or Ian Anderson?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Grey! Have an awesome weekend!

herschel
herschel
3 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop vaughn (with no available dl spot) for lewis? thank you!

kwadjo
kwadjo
3 months ago

NL only league. 1st place in HR/RBIs, middle/bottom of the pack in pitching. Got offered Bassitt for O’Neal. I have Wil Myers and Juan Yepez on bench to fill slot. Take the deal?

kwadjo
kwadjo
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry, Tyler O’Neill.

BTW, my other pitchers are Rodon, Carrasco, Stroman, I Anderson, and R Suarez

Last edited 3 months ago by kwadjo
Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Buck.

Jason
Jason
3 months ago

Duran or Tellez?

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Lies

aardvark
aardvark
3 months ago

Sorry for all the wander questions. Things keep developing. Which side? Wander/ Franmil or Tucker/ Luis Urias

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Elieser @ARI, vs MIL?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry – would you start in a 12-teamer, weekly lineups

Russ
Russ
3 months ago

Send a buy low offer of Megill to get Berrios or hold?

Triple play
Triple play
3 months ago

Hey grey thoughts on yelich, is he a buy right now or you think it’s just a couple game streak?

BitchesBeShoppach
BitchesBeShoppach
3 months ago

Hey grey. Marsh, royce lewis, or Duran?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Starting Taillon in a 12-teamer vs TOR, @CWS?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

14 team h2h league. Start Merrill Kelly at home vs COL?
THANKYOU have a safe weekend!

Will
Will
3 months ago

Remember last week when I asked you if McGee was droppable given his ugly results and poor periphs? Last night he blew up for the 2nd straight appearance, giving up 3 ER on 3 hits and getting only one out as he pitched in the 7th inning. He now has an 8.64 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Duran on MN is still available, swap McGee for Duran?

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

Do you have faith in cobb today in a roto format? Or do you think we should wait until we see how his second “rehab” start goes?

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

What to do with Berrios? Hold or drop? I’m not sure what I can get in a trade for him, even if I mix it up in a package.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

You should buy a lottery ticket. You told me to wait on Houck and I did. You told me to pick up Mikolas and that has really worked out well. Do you have a crystal ball?

Aaron Ashby of Milwaukee is getting some positive press on the fantasy sites. His next two starts are at Atlanta and at Miami. The razz $ numbers were negative. Should I pick him up for these starts?

Thanks.

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

So, skip on picking him up?

Thanks Grey! Your help is appreciated!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I was letting on getting him and passing on his next two starts. Would you do that?

Your help is always appreciated!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you!

Cuna
Cuna
3 months ago

So Lewis over Duran?

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Cuna
3 months ago

Don’t believe him. Duran

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

Trade thoughts : a) Harper , Austin Hayes
B) Tyler Oneil , Sterling Marte

Hepcats13
Hepcats13
3 months ago

Greyt Write Up! Drop C. Kluber for Bailey Ober? Or ride the Kluber Clunker train a little while longer? (Faces LAA on the 9th)
12 team 5×5 standard Yahoo H2H
Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Please rank ROS: J.Walsh/Ozuna/Renfroe. Thanks

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
3 months ago

I have ERod,Houck and Trevor Rogers. I can reserve two. Drop for Cortes,Paddack or Wacha? ERod has OAK at home next and Houck really just had a bad relief outing yesterday. Final test?

How would you rank Duran,Olivares,Bader,Kelenic and Kwan? Top 3 in order for a keeper league?

Candelario,Yepez or Walker?

Thanks! Have a great weekend.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
Reply to  California Dreamer
3 months ago

Final test for ERod?

thekid2004
thekid2004
3 months ago

Who do you like more ROS, Vaughn or Luzardo? Both have vulnerable upside but feels like there are lots of Vaughn-ish players that are the WW each week.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 months ago

Trades houck for paddack feel I did the best I could right? Better than straight dropping

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 months ago

Re: the Phillies. Watched that game last night. That was like, a year defining loss. Wouldn’t be surprised if Girardi is the first manager fired in-season this year. Mostly not his fault, but woof!!!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yeah. Had Nola. Not getting a W cost me first place.

denp1717
denp1717
3 months ago

Laureano back this weekend,drop T Estrada or W Flores for him? 10 team 6×6. Thanks a lot!!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 months ago

Berrios, Greene and Houck all going for you yesterday, huh? Damn. Well, here’s to hoping that Manfred goes streaking through your neighborhood today and gets arrested in front of your house. That should cheer you up!

andfog99
andfog99
3 months ago

Rank Pham, Nimmo, Kepler ROS?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

One more question for you

Currently have Torkelson as bench bat. Would you rather have Laureano, A. Hays, Yuli, Naylor, Gimenez, H. Kim, Vogelbach or Santander as a bench bat

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
3 months ago

Salary dynasty league, salaries rise $5 per year, keep 15 budget of $300. 7X& OPS, Saves

Trade my: Starling Marte ($47)
For His: Helsely ($10) & 2nd round Minor League

Keep Marte right?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 months ago

I saw Schwarber hitting leadoff the other day. Him and Vogelbach leading the LEGO man leadoff revolution. All eyes on Rowdy next.

Is Royce Lewwis an immediate pickup in any format? drop Jesus Sanchez for him?

Dean Kongslie
Dean Kongslie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Over Pena?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
3 months ago

Catchers you would take in order ROS for a standard roto 2 catcher league?

1. Stephenson
2. Jansen (hit for average and power last month of 2021 season and started off great this year in loaded lineup.
3. D’Arnaud – plays a lot and nice spot in loaded lineup.
4. Murphy – plays everyday

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Jansen about to head out for rehab assignment next week

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Grandal, Garver, or S. Murphy?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
3 months ago

Also unrelated, but the latest Tatis update was something else…

“…Tatis is able to play catch, but someone else has to catch the ball for him.”

It’s like having an interpreter, but you don’t have to secretly wonder if they’re accurately conveying your words or not. Instead, you can just look at the guy awkwardly standing next to you on the field and think, “yep, I would’ve caught it in the glove just like that.”

Last edited 3 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Genius! You think it’s the same guy who works the throttle on Tatis’ motorcycle? I assume he sits right behind him like Patrick Swayze in Ghost.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 months ago

Great work Grey!

Duran or Gorman?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Just bc Duran is up, or all else being equal?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Need an upgrade at 3rd-currently running with J. Turner. Looking at going after K. Bryant. The team that has him needs a closer.

I currently have Kimbrel, Roger, Romano and Jansen.

Which closer are you willing to part with for Bryant?

Thanks

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
3 months ago

Mornin’ Grey,

Started Ray, Berrios, Luzardo, and Knebel chasing K’s and Wins yesterday. Didn’t get any of those, but I did destroy my ratios for the week! So that’s pretty neat.

What’s your take on the “right” number of relievers in shallow leagues? I understand it’s fluid, but right now I have Jansen and Knebel and then 9 SP in my 10 team 5×5 roto. Guys like Joe Barlow, Helsley, Bednar, and Pagan on the WW, and I don’t really have a streamer spot (yet). I kind of feel like I need to add another, but I have no obvious drops on my roster:

Ray
Berrios
Wright
Sandoval
Cease
Kopech
Luzardo
Javier
Manaea

IL-Lynn

-Hold for now? Try and trade for one – if so who? What say you?

-Also, We holding Verdugo through his slump in 12 team 5×5 roto? Olivares, Connor Joe, Yadi Hernandez, Bader all on the WW.

Thank you!

-IANASM

Last edited 3 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Excellent, thank you!

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

I already have one newbie in Miranda(wish is was Lambert lol ) is adding Duran over Wilmer to risky ?? Also ros : cortez or Lauer ? I hate Boone not letting starters go deeper !

lincecuminmypants
lincecuminmypants
3 months ago

5×5 Keeper league. Got offered T. Megill for Muncy. My only other 2B would be Profar (or a Pinder, Frazier, Flores level-replacement) if I took it. My starters are Wheeler, Giolito, Cease, Berrios, Rasmussen, Javier and Severino. I’m inclined to decline, but wanted a second or third or fourth opinion. Thoughts? Thanks!

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Are you low on Muncy, looking to sell? I seen others looking to buy him.

lincecuminmypants
lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Very interesting. Thanks! I’m considering it much more now then. If I pull the trigger should I stick with Profar at 2B or go with one of Kim, O. Miller, C. Hernandez, Pinder, Frazier, Flores? I’m conflicted on this one.

lincecuminmypants
lincecuminmypants
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Got it. Thanks!

ray
ray
3 months ago

Grey, Pick two for next week:

Olivares [email protected], [email protected], Pinder [email protected] DET, 4 vs LAA , Gallo 2 vs TOR, 4 vs CHW

Pops
Pops
3 months ago

Happy weekend, Grey! I benched Greene yesterday, what’s the opposite of sonovabench?

Drop Homerin’ Jorge Mateo and pick up Adolis? Mateo is a main source of SB on that team.

Stephenson or Kirk ROS? (last catcher question, I swear)

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Lol, I meant is there a razzball term for thank god I benched him?

Thanks, Grey. Hopefully the Franimal’s 3 for 4 game gives you a break from “Drop Franmil?” for a day or two.

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Heh. Not starting Greene was, indeed, the bench tits. Great term.

And my sympathies to those who played him. It was just luck that I benched him, I was chickensit.

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

In another league, Olivares or Jarren Duran?

Coolwhip
3 months ago

Nick Mart looks to be pretty much the guy i thought he was, decent streamer in most leagues and backend swivel starter in 15 teamers… basically start him against the bottom 20-25 lineups and avoid the top teams like Dodgers/Braves etc

Ralph
Ralph
3 months ago

Missed the Tellez Train and Vaughn was just placed on IL Hoskins stinking up my 1b slot. Add N Lowe, Y Gurriel, Mancini, Wisdom, E Escobar, Aguilar, Schwindel, P Smith, Vogelbach, C Walker, Y Diaz or add Votto off IL I can also ride Hoskins and give J Duran or R Lewis a shot since they’re getting called up today 11 team roto OBP league thanks so much Grey!

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Ralph
Ralph
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I’m sorry for the confusion I have an open slot now with Vaughn going on IL so wondering who I should add Thanks Grey!

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

Drop the slumping Tapia for Jarren Duran?

Coolwhip
3 months ago

Mikolas dodged 10 baserunners LOLOLOLOLOL that rug about to be pulled so hard

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Happy National Beverage Day! I typically like to have at least 1 beverage daily.

Royce/ Laureano + a Streamer question for ya:

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Franco
OF: Gallo, Julio Rodriguez, Straw
UTL: Connor Joe, Yordan
BN: Torkelson, Teoscar
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Luzardo, Gore
RP: Hader, Bednar, Kennedy, Trivino (can only start 3)
 
IL:, DeGrom, Ober, Vaughn

Question 1:
you dropping anyone above for either Royce and/or Laureano?

Question 2:
Josh Winder starting v. OAK – you trust him? If so, similar to above, would you drop anyone for him?

Thanks in advance!

Rick Carmichael
Rick Carmichael
3 months ago

my fried robert for his jazz eduardo rodriguez? – fair?

i many counter to cease robertson if you like that better

is jazz elite?

thanks!!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Teoscar Hernandez is coming back soon. Received an offer to trade away Hunter Renfroe & David Robertson for him. Would you accept? I have the KC tandem of Barlow and Staumont and Jhoan Duran as my closers. My outfield is Tucker, Renfroe, Adolis Garcia, Joc, and Carlson.

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Bobby
3 months ago

hold Teoscar

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
3 months ago

Cut Grandal for Stephenson?

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
3 months ago

If I’m trying to slim down my pitching staff would an offer of my Kopech/Javier for his Jose Berrios be good or should I hold?

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

I have to sit one today:
Cobb vs STL
Eovaldi vs CHW
Lauer @ ATL
Kuhl @ ARI

Keeks
Keeks
3 months ago

I hear ya on the pitching yesterday.. saw Houck’s first inning and said alright nice stream keeks, you done good. Woke up to this shiz.

Gonna stream Winder vs the DisgrA’s today just not check my app.

Have a great weekend Grey!

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
3 months ago

Royce SS over Pena?
Duran (OF) over Bellingher?

zombie
zombie
3 months ago

Would you recommend dropping Kelenic for Duran? Which, in a positively appealing bonus would be a Jarred for a Jerren. So it would have that going for it. & not related but may be of Razzinterest,… have not been following (honest!), but have you seen Amber Heard getting nosecandy fix from her hanky during the Depp trial? Insane. & hot.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks. & Yeah, there was that too. Happy Friday!

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

Why does streamanator dislike luzardos next start? It is against AZ. Luzardo was torched last year in AZ and couldn’t get out of the 3rd inning. He looks a lot better this year. AZ is near the bottom in team ops and is even worse against lhp.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Red Sox will be promoting Duran today. Unfortunately, this is the wrong Duran (he hasn’t pitched in relief since 8th grade). Also Boston Globe indicated Casas will be coming up in June.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 months ago

Royce Lewis coming up to start at SS while Correa is out…drop any of Neuse or McNeil for him?

Martin
Martin
Reply to  ThE sHiT
3 months ago

Similar question. With Minn being in the bottom two teams in terms of stolen bases does that limit Royce’s fantasy value a bit?

Kas
Kas
3 months ago

Morning Grey,

With Laureano coming back on Sunday, would you have any interest scooping him up? What are you expecting from him moving forward?