I was doing fine without games every day. Thanks for checking in on me. *nervous giggle, looks into the mirror, laughs hysterically* I’m just fine! The other day at 7 PM EST, I took a magic marker and every few minutes I wrote on my computer screen, giving my fantasy team a run, RBI and the occasional home run. Sadly, even with my fantasy fantasy team accruing stats, Jonathan India went 0-for-5. Since there was only a handful of games this week and players haven’t been able to get hot or cold or humid, this Buy/Sell is going to be slightly different. This Buy/Sell includes some players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues. Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys. “Hello? No, I’m changing buys — B-U-Y-S. I wouldn’t dream of changing Bis. Thanks, you too!” That was GLAAD calling me about potential insensitivity. I have not triggered anyone in almost three days, unless you count that time yesterday I told someone in Vancouver that their country smells like maple syrup. That’s right, I’m in Canada, as you read this, so apologies for the excessive use of eh. I try to avoid making the Sell the same Sell as an Anime Grey video from our Youtube channel, but I gave you a video a couple weeks ago to sell Xander Bogaerts, and here I am again. Doing two Sells is like screaming-in-the-theater of Sell. I’m reading a sign that says “Ant farm” while snacking, making me a panicked picnicker. I got onomatopanic! As I went back to a few times before (maybe a zillionty or so times), if a player is not giving speed and power, that player is going to be lagging in fantasy value. Bogaerts is a laggard. Call him Lagaerts. Only he doesn’t just lack speed. He’s lacking power too! His name value is saying something completely contrary to his lived-in fantasy experience. I like him still for runs and RBIs, but you can find that elsewhere. I wouldn’t trade Bogaerts for a ride on the back of two men in a horse’s costume, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jose Abreu – For the right price, every player is a Buy or Sell. So, these are empirically “this guy should get better or worse.” Is there a scenario where I could see selling Abreu? Abreusolutely. Though, did you know we have a Buysellatops, our dinosaur-slash-Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool, that tells you empirically if a guy is a buy or sell, and, with that said, Abreu is almost exactly even for dollar value, i.e., he’s neither a Buy or Sell. So, I’m going to talk more about perception. People think (out on a limb here, I know) that Abreu is a Sell — aging, not huge power, kinda meh — but his numbers back him up and he’s performing around a top 40 hitter overall, and that should remain similar. Like what your grandma says of pewter, that’s just a smart purchase that will stay useful.

Jonathan India – This is the moment when you find out my whereabouts and send three goons to beat me up. Oh, I wouldn’t spend much to acquire India, but could he be worse in the 2nd half? Hmm, I don’t even want to answer that. Let me answer anything else.

Seiya Suzuki – The pole vault would be so much better if they landed on a trampoline and had to clear the bar on the way back, and Seiya would be so much better if some of his fly balls went for homers. I think the latter is possible, and the former isn’t without a ladder.

Adolis Garcia – People think Adolis is disguised as a 1st half guy — What a terrible costume, by the way. — but what if Adolis is actually a 162-game hitter? Only thing that has us convinced he’ll fall off in the 2nd half is his previous year. That could be true, but that’s a sample size of one year. Guys tend to struggle after teams figure them out, then they make adjustments back. This year could be Adolis’s answer to last year’s struggles. Oh, I’m not 100% sure, but don’t take “Adolis can’t hit in the 2nd half” at face value if someone is selling him.

Leody Taveras – Singular of Lourdes is Leody. Also, he was hot there at the end of the 1st half. Again, this post is mostly for players who are not available on waivers. It’s for Buys and Sells in trades. How’sever, I needed to re-mention a guy from last week to send you to last week’s Buy, so here we are.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Speaking of 2nd half hitters, last year’s 2nd half was so good for Lu-Gu-Ju, it’s why we even drafted him this year.

Jon Berti – More on Berti below, I promise.

Robbie Ray – I had a thought: If this were the 1600s, someone would think Robbie Ray was a witch because they’d think he was cursed with gray legs. See, they would’ve never heard of stretchy pants, so they wouldn’t realize he was wearing pants, because they were so tight. They’d just see gray legs, and scream, “Witch!” Thankfully, we don’t have that problem. There were moments in the 1st half when I wish we did have that problem. Finding a pitcher who can actually be better in the 2nd half, pitch near 100 innings, and might come at a discount is nearly impossible, but Ray’s not all perspirations in the shorts, folks. He’s got aspirations too! There’s as much a chance he has a 100 IP 2nd half with a 2.75 ERA or lower, as he has of just repeating his first half, which didn’t end up being that bad — 19th overall starter on the Player Rater.

Lucas Giolito – I’m officially becoming the Who Knows Man. No question mark. It’s not a question asking someone, “Who knows, man?” Like I’m trying to figure out who has the answer. I’m saying “Who knows,” as in, “No one knows.” I’m that guy. Will Giolito be better in the 2nd half? *looks around, twiddles thumb, waits for someone to say my name* “Who Knows Man.” That’s me! No one knows. The better statement for Giolito or anyone here is, “They should be better.” Whether they will is up to the Fantasy Baseball Overlord and luck itself. Giolito should be much better though, and that’s all you can ask for. Well, that and the Who Knows Man’s current location. “Who knows, man?” Right, yes, that’s actually a question.

Cole Irvin – As of this writing, I’m not anywhere near 100% confident that Streamonator has all the matchups correctly, uh, matched up. If it’s got this start right, this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Metallica’s Fan Club.

David Peterson – This is also a Streamonator call. “I’m a big time fan of metal. I am actually made of it. Wanna hang out?”

Brett Martin – Look at last Friday’s Buy for all the possible relievers who might on the move or worth a waiver wire lookie-loo. By the way, instead of asking if you can see the bathroom, just say lookie-loo. People will appreciate that.

Edwin Diaz – If you need the SAGNOF, then here is the SAGNOF!

SELL

Jon Berti – Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Berti as a Buy and Sell. Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much. Yeah, I know I put Berti as both a Buy and a Sell. I did that to show that a lot of trades are needs-based at this point. Do you needs yourself some steals? Then buy him! Do you not needs no steals or grammar books? Then sell him! If I could gain three or more points in steals without losing points in power, I’d make some pretty ridiculous trades to acquire Berti. (Or Esteury Ruiz or…Is there anyone else that steals bases anymore? Whatever happened with Myles Straw? Does he still play baseball or did he retire to be a straw?) If you’re worried about Berti’s groin — hey now! — I wouldn’t be too worried about his IL stint. Teams like to use the break and an IL stint to get a guy extra rest.

Edwin Diaz – Yes, he was a Buy too! Same sentiment as Berti, but the other side of SAGNOF.

Tyler Anderson – I saw something recently that said, “Tyler Anderson with Tony Gonsolin (11-0) is the first time two Dodgers pitchers have won 10 of their first 11 decisions in the same season since Sandy Koufax and Phil Regan both started 10-1 in 1966,” and I thought about how the Dodgers have two Phil Regans now. You know how I feel about Gonsolin — I’ve ‘gone sellin!’ — and add Anderson to that too. I’ve loved having Anderson in leagues in the 1st half, but, c’mon, this ain’t real.

Kyle Schwarber – Owning Schwarber has been a joy so far. I laughed, I cried, I asked “IS IT THE SHOES?” in the NBA Jam voice. All of it’s been just fun! Now, I am the Fun Killer, the Killing Machine of Fun, the Wet Blanket dangerously close to an electrical outlet. He’s making awful contact. His line drives are the worst in the league, around that of Trent Grisham. He might be able to hit some homers in the 2nd half, but he also might go: 17/10/23/.180, even if you plead, please Schwammer don’t hurt ’em!

Brandon Lowe – Was activated in time for last Saturday’s game, and that gives you *doing rough math* approximately three hours to trade him. Are you moving on this or WHAT?! Let’s go! Trade, Lowe low, high, I don’t care! Get moving! Sorry, I’m writing this while also sitting in traffic. I don’t mind Lowe in the big picture. St Elmo’s Fire was great. Oh, we’re talking about Brandon Lowe, right. Coming back from, uh, a back injury is always tricky, and if you are expecting a big 2nd half, I’d expect less. Would I trade him to take part in an argument with someone insisting Eleven on Stranger Things should now be called 18? No, but I would go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
21 days ago

Opinions are appreciated Razzball Friends and would like to hear yours on this offer in my h2h 12 redraft league

Been offered Berrios, India, and Muncy for

Mountcastle, B Rodgers, and D. May

According to trade analyzer it says I should accept and run. But more importantly what do you think?

Thanks in advance

Last edited 21 days ago by Coach Gonzo
J C
J C
Reply to  Coach Gonzo
21 days ago

I would take the Mount side not knowing the specifics of your league. If a h2h league and you have reasonable pitching, even more so as in Berrios we do not trust. You get two solid bats and a potential live arm in May for your playoffs where he could get you wins and holds. Muncy is broken, Berrios will have tough opponents down the stretch and India has been inconsistent (2 homers in last three games noted). Good luck

lwomack58
lwomack58
21 days ago

Would you trade Edman for R. Ray?

Herschel
Herschel
21 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need a potential replacement for Witt if he’s out next week. Who do you like?

Ram Urias – 4 vs tb, 3 @ cin
Moncada – 2 @ col, 3 vs oak
Miranda – 2 @ mil, 3 @ sd
Espinal – 2 bs stl, 4 vs det
Y Diaz – 4 @ bal, 3 bs cle

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Tweaked his hamstring stealing second. Day to day.

Herschel
Herschel
21 days ago

I’m here for the Bobby Witt prayer hex…

J C
J C
21 days ago

H2h league. Playoffs in hand (2nd place) so more about trying to get a bye. not worried about this upcoming week. But tough part of schedule coming up after that.
1. Who would you want… Haniger or Kirilloff?
2. Phillips (just hit WW) or Seranthony? Saves and holds league.
3. Watching the Giants defense this past week has been eye opening. Phillies west. Not just the errors but the inability to turn two, routes taken on fly balls etc. Surprising for an analytics driven team. Happy for it! Go D’s

ichirosan
ichirosan
22 days ago

Hi Grey,

Dynasty team in win now mode. Got offered Springer and Scherzer for Eloy. I know how you feel about Springer, but value is too good to pass up, right?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
22 days ago

Hi Grey,

1. i was leaning to starting Jeffrey Springs at KC. Do you agree?

2. i was also going to start the Brewer’s Eric Lauer at home against Colorado? Do you agree?

3. i was going to try get Julio Urias of LA or Framber Valdez of Houston in a trader Who would you prioritize getting? i was going to offer CJ Cron and from this list of pitchers: Clevinger, Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Aaron Ashby, Eric Lauer and Nick Pivetta.
i don’t mind offering multiple pitchers. Who would you offer for Urias and who would you offer for Valdez?

thanks so much for all your help!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Thank you!!

your effort is always welcomed and appreciated!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
22 days ago

Grey,

Happy Sunday. would you drop Luis Trevino for Korey Lee? I have Altuve, Bregman, Tucker, and Alvarez from the HOU lineup. Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

should I have that many players from one lineup

Gotime
Gotime
22 days ago

Funday!
Need a Batty call H2H pts -AB +Hits/XBH/HR/BB
Hayes vs Yanks (Cortes)
Walsh @ Atl (Anderson)

J C
J C
22 days ago

Like a lot of teams, I am seeking live bodies for today, next week. For today, I am hunting average, steals and doubles in my h2h league.
1. Please pick one for today: Senzel (Mikloas) Kirilloff (R Garcia) Wendle (Keller) R Urias (Cortes) IKF (Kremer), Hicks (Kremer), N Lopez (Springs)
2. Of these beauties, which one would you keep if you had to play one for the next 7-10 days?
3. Is Haniger going to be an everyday player when he returns? OF seems crowded but DH helps. I would have to use up my #6 position to claim him so wondering if I should be patient for a better guy down the road??
4. Saves and holds are separate cats, ratios matter. Which one would you roster?
Seranthony, Hand, Knebel, Neris, Jackson, Munoz, D Castillo, Smith, Yimi, Scott, Floro.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Thank you for the quick reply!

Jay
Jay
22 days ago

Would you value Ray over Nola or fried?

lolmets
lolmets
22 days ago

hahaha you doubling down on Lowe? you’re having a terrible year man.

tommy pham your #87 player for the second half off to a great start! haha you really stink.

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Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  lolmets
22 days ago

Wow, looks like you have a lot of insight! Where’s your website? Pretty easy to set up a free one up using WordPress. Given that it looks like you know how to copy/paste screenshots into your comments here, setting up a WordPress site should be a breeze.

Once you set up your website — maybe first post is your RoS player ranking? — let us know here at Razzball. We’d love to take a look, sing your praise in your comments section!

Last edited 22 days ago by razzkai
lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
22 days ago

it just makes zero sense to sell brandon lowe right now, hes had a bad year so far plus just came off injury, you’d be selling him at basically his bottom. nobody is giving up much for him and ppl prolly would be willing to give him away cheap.

hes a guy who hit 39 homers last year with 7 steals and since coming back off the IL hes had a hit in every game and multiple hits in 3 of 4. if anything he should be a buy low(e) (no pun intended).

why would you guess an injury will happen in the next 8 weeks? which is basically the only span you’ll need him to be healthy for. its just absurd to call him a good sell right now.

youre a terrible fantasy expert grey. sorry.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

that’s the whole point of buying someone where their value is perceived as lower than it actually is which is exactly the situation with Brandon Lowe right now. you always make the same mistake with these buy sells just like the teOscar Hernandez sell you tell everyone to sell at the absolute bottom the only place he could have gone was up even though he’s not doing amazing he’s better than he was before you told everyone to sell him.

tommy pham sucks and shouldnt be anywhere in a top 100 overall fantasy ranking and you missed brandon lowe for the second half who should be a lock top 100 second half player (despite a bad first half) dont be such a fool for the first half player rater.

Smitty
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

Grey is unafraid to put out some incredible predictions, some right some not. But he has been quite impressive through the years and very insightful. Anybody can second guess from the cheap seats, chumps do that.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
22 days ago

Singer. Seems to have found his pitch amirite? Anything to see here or still a streamer? Rays aren’t exactly terrible and 12 Ks in 6IP must have the stache twitching a little?

Crazy J
Crazy J
22 days ago

So glad I picked up Franmil for the double-header… F Reyes

c762062790
c762062790
22 days ago

R Urias or Nolan Jones? And with E Ruiz looking like the odd man out in San Diego is he droppable for someone else who can provide steals like C Morel?

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  c762062790
22 days ago

Or L.Tavares instead of Morel?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
22 days ago

Schwindel or Belt in NL only?

Jon
Jon
22 days ago

How does Alex Bregman for Josh Rojas + a closer (Jansen, Hendricks, or Holmes) sound in a keeper? Bregman is too expensive.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
22 days ago

Miranda or Wendle as 3B Devers replacement? Sounds like Sano may be back soon and possibly Miranda’s PT takes a hit.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
22 days ago

Or The Hulk (Rengifo)

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
23 days ago

Hoerner,Escobar or Lux? Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
23 days ago

Looking at the bogaerts offer and thinking not so bad. My Bogaerts and Drury and Peralta for his Springer and Polanco. Peralta’s season at this point may consist of 4 to 6 starts after his return from il. So that doest bother me. Drury is due for some regression and Springer is atop a loaded lineup. Your thoughts. Thanks again Grey

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
23 days ago

Hi Grey,

i had this idea of picking Connor Joe since Colorado starts a six home game stand at Colorado and waiving Rowdy Tellez. Colorado has two games against CWS and LAD at home. The Brewers play one game at home against Colorado, then two games at home against Minn and then are on the road for four games at Fenway. would you do this waiver transaction or is that too short term thinking. what would you recommend?

Have fun in Vancouver! if you have time, Victoria is a great place to visit.

Thanks as always for all your help!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Thanks!!!

Gotime
Gotime
23 days ago

Pts league -AB + Hits/XBH/HR +BB
Who we starting out of:
Flores @ Dodgers (Urias) batting 2nd
Carpenter @ Bal (Lyles) batting 6th

VinWins
VinWins
23 days ago

Now Devers to the IL. Great. He’s the only reason I’m sailing along in 5th place!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  VinWins
23 days ago

Same, man. Same.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
23 days ago

I have 3 catchers and need to drop one. It is a keeper auction. I have Jansen at $2 and Wm Contreras and Raleigh at $10. Who is the drop? Thank you.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
23 days ago

Hi Grey…I need a replacement for Jazz. Go with Lux,Eduardo Escobar or Ruiz?
I have Gore,Kirby and Strider in a keeper league and all facing IP limits. Who is the drop? Pick up Odorizzi or Ranger?

Thanks as always.

herschel
herschel
23 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. been sticking with williamm contreras at catcher, but hes only been getting about 3-4 starts per week. would you swap him for any of grandal, jansen or elias diaz (7 home games at coors next week) or just stick?

VinWins
VinWins
23 days ago

Another win on your Streamonator call!

herschel
herschel
23 days ago

@Grey: in a keeper league, who would you like better for next year? cease in the 8th round or gausman in the 11th?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
23 days ago

Need a bench bat to replace Stephenson. Please rank: Gimenez; Nimmo; Ramon Urias. Thanks.

Umpy70
Umpy70
23 days ago

hey Grey, welcome to Canada eh!

Where are you? How long you kicking around for? I dont know much about BC, but if you are in Calgary or Toronto, I’ll give you the stops to check out!

Luvdarooks
23 days ago

I have Soto who will be 22 next year is a $260 very deep NL league… What’s the latest buzz on him going to the AL ?… Since he will be about $18 under value next year should I try to get something for him this year That I can hold for a few years since I have a very low Tatis next year as well… Trade Soto now? It seems aside from the Yankees most of the other teams are in the NL… I’m leaning towards taking the chance and holding.
If he goes to the AL Haley still will be worth a rental trade because we get to keep his stats for the rest of the year… Trade for a super cheap O’Neil Cruz , maybe Carroll? and another piece or hold?
$5/year raise

Ben
Ben
23 days ago

Are you concerned that Manoah gets innings capped?

And are you buying Jon Gray in a 12 team mixed league? Or streaming?

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
23 days ago

Need a streamer today-and there not the best but have too.

MadBum vs Wash.
Singer vs TB

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
23 days ago

Bum’s era. @ home is 3.18 if that matters. Singer on the other hand FIp is 3.53

eballs
eballs
23 days ago

Choose one

Espinal
Donovan
Laureano

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
23 days ago

Which of these streamers do you like best for Monday?

Ashby v. Col
Flexen v. Tex
Odorizzi @Oak

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
23 days ago

Pretty expensive Hold from my man Trivino there lol.

herschel
herschel
23 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. drop walsh for miranda or moncada for a bench corner bat?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
23 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Just watched D.Jansen send 2 HRs out, one almost out of the ballpark.
Go with him or be happy with Varsho for ROS?

Always big THANKS!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

“Daulton Varsho! That one’s gonna go! – out to the stands but not off my team – you are the calm in the storm – thanks again!

William Hung
William Hung
23 days ago

Sooooo Giolito… i think it’s gonna be one of those bad luck years for him and he’ll be a huge bargain next year, or he’s legit hiding an injury?

J C
J C
23 days ago

Haniger and Segura’s return dates have been accelerated. Do you have a preference of who to add over Morel?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
23 days ago

I’m a 74 Max acquisition Keeper league and I’ve used probably 10 drop adds on Catcher because of Stephenson.

He’s hurt again. Is it time to drop him? He hasn’t done dick for me this season and the options in my league are slim pickings. Should I just go without a catcher? I’m in 1st and when he was out I used Moreno and he got 1 hit every 3 days lol. I could pick up Grandal. Fuck.

Also, Jazz, ugh. As a Marlins fan that hurts more because they have the same hitter on the team and in the minors but they won’t give any of their prospects a chance.

Thanks Grey!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Actually I have some options:

Grandal
Fortes
Murphy
Raleigh
Jansen
Bart
Ruiz

Thinking one of the first 5 lol. Stephenson has a broken Clavicle. He’s done for the season I assume.

Thanks Grey.

Crock
Crock
23 days ago

Mj Melendez or Grandal?

eballs
eballs
23 days ago

Got another list for ya

Rank your top 3

Donovan
Seth Brown
Owen Miller
Luis Urias
Ruf
Dozier
Espinal

kari.rice
kari.rice
23 days ago

Dim Whit. Not sure if he stuck his foot in his own mouth or Dayton Moore’s. Either way his toe got bit. Whit caught the creepy joe brandon disease because he wasn’t vaccinated. C’mon man I’m just joking. Look here’s the deal…..
That stupid son of a b*t** moved me down to batting 6th. ?

“Hasta la vista, baby”
What, I’m being traded to the Oakland A’s ? you gotta be kidding me!!!
I was joking, joking, joking…

Question….keep him benched or take a roll and put him a 10 day lineup?

kari.rice
kari.rice
Reply to  kari.rice
23 days ago

Merrifield playing 10 games
vs
Luis Arraez playing 7 games until the 31st

Whit maybe damaged goods with his comment. I’ve heard worse but batting him 6th in the line-up makes me think leaving Arraez is a better option in h2h points.

kari.rice
kari.rice
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Luis Arraez. boring but reliable

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
23 days ago

So, I had to revamp my team on the fly because I drafted all hitting in our auction draft and am essentially out of moves/FAAB $ and it’s only July. Only $10 out of $100 FAAB left.

I made about a million trades simply to improve my pitching as I can’t stream anymore and smoothen out what was left of my hitting. I don’t think I make these trades if I had a substantial amount of FAAB $ left.

Perhaps what I just did won’t be considered “best practice” for fantasy trading but I needed warm bodies/quantity.

6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SV+HD

1) Thoughts on the new current team vs the old? I’m currently sitting in 7th place and hope there’s some magic in these new pickups to get me into the top 6.

2) I traded Trea Turner for Corey Seager/Brandon Woodruff. Traded for Seager right before he exploded.

3) I traded Bo Bichette/Jose Berrios/Josiah Gray for Tommy Edman/Aaron Nola/Roansy Contreras. I had just picked up Berrios/Gray off waivers so to me, thought it was like only trading away Bo

4) I traded Kyle Tucker for Starling Marte/Jorge Polanco

5) Austin Riley/Edward Cabrera for Manny Machado/Brandon Lowe

6) I traded Tommy Edman for Alex Bregman. only 1 of the next 7 teams I face has a ton of speed so took the chance on Bregman.

7) I traded Aaron Nola/Freddy Peralta for Framber Valdez/Nathan Eovaldi. again quantity while still semi-maintaining performance level.

8) I traded Adolis Garcia for Daniel Bard. Addition by subtraction as I don’t like Adolis’ contact skills. Essentially most guys I have now have decent/strong contact/walk skills.

Thanks, Grey!

New Team as of July 22nd:

C: Travis D’Arnaud
1B: Andrew Vaughn
2B: Jorge Polanco
3B: Manny Machado
SS: Corey Seager
OF: Michael Harris II
OF: Starling Marte
OF: Brandon Lowe
UTL: Alex Bregman
UTL: Trey Mancini

P: Kevin Gausman
P: Jorge Lopez
P: Evan Phillips
P: Jason Adam
P: Daniel Bard
SP: Brandon Woodruff
SP: Nathan Eovaldi
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Alex Wood
Bench: Alex Cobb
Bench: Framber Valdez
IL: Jesus Luzardo

Old Team as of July 4th:

C: Travis D’Arnaud
1B: Rowdy Tellez
2B: Trea Turner
3B: Austin Riley
SS: Bo Bichette
OF: Kyle Tucker
OF: Tommy Pham
OF: Jared Walsh
UTL: Javier Baez
UTL: Nathaniel Lowe
IL: Hunter Renfroe

P: Kevin Gausman
P: Tanner Houck
P: Jorge Lopez
P: Ryan Stanek
P: Felix Bautista
SP: Brady Singer
SP: Aaron Ashby
Bench: Sonny Gray
Bench: Josiah Gray
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Jose Berrios
IL: Jesus Luzardo
IL: Edward Cabrera
IL: Freddy Peralta

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Yea crossing my fingers.

I traded Edman as I won’t be facing much speed the rest of the way. Bregman’s floor is probably 10 HR and a sizable amount of RBI/even some runs with an elite walk rate. He’ll probably positively regress batting average wise though not as much to the trash can banging era obviously. The Marte/Machado additions help with the runs I lose in Edman.

Per Nola, he’s great but he has 10 QS to Framber’s 16. Eovaldi is also another auto start arm and just needed the extra body. Cobb/Wood/Snell all don’t have an innings limit and should positively regress. I’ll eat my shoe if Snell remains with an ERA in the 5’s. His stuff is too nasty.

Just had to do what I could without the ability to stream any longer. We shall see.

toolshed
toolshed
23 days ago

Why can’t the Yankees just play Gleyber Torres every day and stop with the musical chairs? So frustrating.

I also see ruiz out of the lineup now for consecutive games. I don’t like the direction this is heading. He may end up weak side of a platoon vs lhp at best.

Last edited 23 days ago by toolshed
J C
J C
24 days ago

The team and WW options below. 12 team, h2h, in 2nd place. No real risk of missing playoffs so focused on September. Ten hitting cats singles, doubles, triples, HRs, Ks, BBs, Ave, SB, RBI, Runs

C Vaz
CI Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez (must play a 1B and a 3B)
MI Polanco, Gleyber, Lindor
OF Acuna, Robert, Julio, Happ, Pham (must play 5)
Util Walsh or Morel
IL Wander
SP McClan, Cease, Nola, Montas, L Garcia, Rasmussen
RP Hader, Diaz, Scott, Montero (holds is a separate cat)

WW: Lewis, K Ruiz, Grandahl, Kirilloff, R Urias, L Urias
Cobb, Odorizzi, Kirby, Stripling, Seranthony, Adam

1. Any swaps?
2. Is Rasmussen a hold or streamer?
3. Major area(s) of concern to focus on down the stretch?
4. Brian Teynolds owner seeking a live body. Obliques are tricky. Pass or offer who?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Helpful. Thanks.
I have Rasmussen, Cobb, Clevinger all in the same group. Agree that they are all streamers?

aardvark
aardvark
24 days ago

Pick up India or Willy Adams to replace Robert? Points league

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
24 days ago

Happy Friday, Grey, and thanks for getting us through the first half and getting us prepped for the second.

In an awkward situation in a points league. Up by 30-ish with my opponent having 4 more starts to my 5. He’s got studs starting all over (Scherzer, Verlander, Kershaw – seriously what the heck). Who would you start of the following or maybe I try to hold tight with my lead and not risk some bomb starts.

Cobb @LAD
Sandoval @ATL
Stripling @BOS

Really hoping McClan starts this weekend but not sure…

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
24 days ago

Hey grey – happy Friday

1- Lance Lynn is sitting on the wire in my 12 teamer. We can only keep 6 though. What’s your thoughts? Worth dropping any of Kirilloff, happ, Vinnie p, cobb or Phillips (rp) for him?

2- in a different league – 12 team 5×5 dynasty keep everyone… would you move machado and gonsolin for albies? I have no 2b outside of muncy and mcmahon but have Devers for 3b
Wondering if that’s too much or just right

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
24 days ago

Is it time to move on from F. Reyes. Not starting today. Can cut and go with Pham. Not that Pham’s is all that great but he has hit Wainwright pretty well this year.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
24 days ago

Could also add either R. Urias, Bohm, Slater, McCutchen or Hoerner.

Johnson
Johnson
24 days ago

How do you rank Kirby, Sandoval and Meyer?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
24 days ago

Happy National Hammock Day. Might need to go to Cyprus Creek & check out the Hammock District to properly celebrate!

Got a quick one for ya:

Domingo German – got absolutely destroyed by Houston yesterday. SON doesn’t especially like his next start either.

you holding in a 12-team league or dumping him like a coffee-poop?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
24 days ago

It’s ok. In my head, every day is hammock day!

ray
ray
24 days ago

Grey, you starting Marco Gonzales vs Tex and Hous this week?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
24 days ago

Is Ramon Urias close to Morel (I have only 1 3B eligible on my team; and numerous 2B/OF guys).

Jorginho
Jorginho
24 days ago

They offer me Jarren Duran and Mullins for my Michael Harris in an OPS keeper league. Would you do that?

ray
ray
24 days ago

Hey Grey,
Pick one this week.
Choi 3 @ KC, 3 @ BAL, 3 vs Cle
or
JP Crawford 3 vs HOU 3 vs TX, [email protected] HOU
On the surface it looks like Choi, but Crawford has very good numbers against all of the SP on the slate.

Gordeon
Gordeon
24 days ago

Grey, What odds do you give de los Santos v Crowe becoming Closer when Bednar gets shipped? Crowe is available, dlSantos is not. Thx u!

Walk around UBC area in Vancouver if you get the chance, it is a killer college town, next to a great city.

toolshed
toolshed
24 days ago

Ruiz is currently listed as a reserve on roster resource. Profar is back. Ruiz was on the bench on Sunday with profar in the lineup. Is he ruiz a cut now? I don’t want to do it but I need to drop a player.

Other options to cut are taylor ward, mancini, Lynn. I saw Lynn on your buysellatops. I have to give him more time but not sure about him. Besides the velocity drop, his pitches seem to lack the ride he had before. Ward who I’m now a little more worried about him. Mancini may get traded and probably should be traded based on their roster construction. I should cut india but he started to hit a little and is shown as a buy / cant be worse. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
24 days ago

No way. I can’t use him now either. I am holding and hope he can find it again. I will be stuck with him regardless.

The others are a little more complicated. I like Ruiz but if he isn’t playing, he is the one to go. I have the weekend to see how the playing time shakes out.

gumball
gumball
24 days ago

Gray need to start 1 of these 2 this weekend
P [email protected] or
Springs @ KC thanks Springs is “scheduled ” to start Sunday

Gary C
24 days ago

ESPN points, Bregman or Bogaerts?

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
24 days ago

Recognizing all of the Xander sell warnings…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
24 days ago

What’s good Grey? Enjoy Vancouver my dude. My wife and I go there every so often when good bands stop through. Great city.

Did you bring Ted in a Baby Bjorn?

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
24 days ago

Thoughts on the following trade;
My Bichette for his Devers?
A few important details: Keep (forever) league, roto (but switching to head to head next season), my other potential keepers include Acuna, Ohtani, Tucker, Robert, Witt jr, Mcclanahan
I’m currently last in average and first (by a good margin) in stolen bases. Thanks

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
24 days ago

Ok, thanks. Realizing a lot can change but do you see Bichette and Devers being close in next years rankings? Curious which one you ‘think’ might be ranked higher?
Same league, have a chance to get Scherzer. Scherzer, Blackmon and 3rd for my 1st, Lance Lynn and Jared Walsh. 6 player keep league (no limits). Need to give up 1st round next year (I get his 3rd in return). Probably pick 82-84 overall for pick 97-100 overall. Scherzer essentially a rental, but No brainer, yes?? Guy will also throw in Blackmon (could use his decent 4 cat production). Don’t need steals. Thoughts?

Gary C
24 days ago

ESPN Points, ROS, please rank top 3

Laureano
Taylor Ward
Joc P
Adolis Garcia
Franmil

Thanks

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
24 days ago

Hi Grey,

I so look forward to your daily input. Must read!

1.Jeffrey Springs is scheduled to come off IL and pitch on Sunday at KC. i was going to pitch him. Do you agree?

Alas, some body has to be cut from this list:
Alex Cobb
Alex Wood
Mike Clevinger
Aaron Ashby
Eric Lauer
Nick Pivetta

Who would you waive from the above list?

2.Who would recommend that I get for Tyler Anderson Also I could also add someone from the top pitching list. Suggestions

As always, thanks!!!!
Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
24 days ago

Hi Grey

sorry i need clarification.

1. do you mean when Springs comes off IL that i should not start him?

2. when he comes off IL, should i just waive him and keep the other pitchers detailed above or keep him and waive one of the others?

3. i need pitchers so if i was going to trade Anderson, then who would you try and get?

thanks again for all your help!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

thanks for all your input!

happyharry
happyharry
24 days ago

Hello Grey,
12 team, H2H. Tryin to find some production out of my CI:
1) Is Muncy droppable for Carlos Santana? Vinnie?
2) Is Morel droppable for Carlos Santana? Vinnie?
3) Walsh droppable for Carlos Santana? Vinnie?
thanks man.

Drew
Drew
24 days ago

Was offered a trade in my 16-team OPS keeper. My Pasquantino for his Clevinger and Raisel Iglesias. I’ve got Hoskins, Muncy, and Walsh as 1Bs. Rotation is Wheeler, Woodruff, Manoah, Gausman, T. Walker, and Peralta (IL). My current RPs are E. Diaz, Hendriks, Lopez, and E. Phillips. Accept?

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
24 days ago

Thanks! Gotta drop someone. E. Phillips? J. Walsh?

Herschel
Herschel
24 days ago

Sell Jazz. Awful news….

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
24 days ago

Jesus Sanchez has been pretty terrible and losing ABs.

Do you like Dylan Carlson or Alex Verdugo better than him for the second half?

jah
jah
24 days ago

Please rank these 2B’s rest of season for my points league that ignores K’s:
McNeil
Morel
E Duran

Michael B
Michael B
24 days ago

I added MacKenzie Gore and then someone dropped Sonny Gray for Blake Snell,
1. Is someone else getting Snell a loss for me?
2. Gore or sonny Gray?
3. Do you expect Luis Robert or Merrifield to start soon?
4. Is Kyle lewis a must start? He’s back today

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
24 days ago

Hi Grey,

i was going to sit Tyler Anderson at home against the Giants Logan Webb. Do you agree?

thanks!!

martin

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
24 days ago

Grey, need some trade opinions in H2H points keeper league. I’m out of the playoffs, so I’m acquiring elite keepers for next year. Right now I have Tatis (12th round keep next year) Yordan (12th) Witt (13th) Wander (14th) and Burnes (12th) as my top 5 keeps. I have a bunch of other keeper worthy guys like Manoah, Baz, Javier and O’Neill Cruz (all 15th round keeps next year) I can package together to acquire a better keeper like Kyle Tucker (12th). My question is with having 4 bats already in Witt, Wander, Tatis and Yordan, would you keep Tucker over any of them and keep Burnes, or keep all 5 bats and move Burnes for draft picks?

Gary C
24 days ago

ESPN points

Franmil, Nolan Jones or Voit?

Thanks

Gary C
24 days ago

ESPN points,

Josh Rojas or Muncy? I keep waiting for Muncy to right the ship, getting impatient….

Thanks

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
24 days ago

Thinking about offer my keeper priced Will Smith, the Dodger Will, for his non keeper taxi Travis D’Arnaud and too expensive to keep Jose Abreu. I have Vinnie P at CI so Abreu would be an upgrade. I’m a little hesitant because D’Arnaud isn’t a stranger to the DL and of course I love Will the Thrill. But flags fly …

Steve
Steve
24 days ago

14T keeper k/9

1. Is the right order of rookie pitchers: Detmers, Meyer, Lodolo?

2. Want to activate Kyle Lewis and have to drop either one of them or Senzel. If I keep Senzel, he’d ride the pine for Lewis. Drop Senzel or one of the pitchers above?

Thanks

TraderBro
TraderBro