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During the summer of 2019, Yoenis Cespedes was so taken with the song Old Town Road that he wanted to film his own video remix with a wild boar and Sam Elliott. Not knowing where to begin, Yoenis called Sammy Sosa to advise on costumes because of Sammy’s flair for western wear and Yoenis found the music video director in an aisle at Sam’s Club and thought he had a Sam-only clause. Sammy Sosa was blunt with Yoenis, “You’re not a vaquero, are you? Then get off that tartan bandana and put on a fringe jacket!” Yoenis feared he looked like Dolly Parton in Rhinestone Cowboy and Sam Elliott was on the phone with his agent about this gig, when it all went wrong. Cespedes fractured his ankle, going from 100 legs to 103-ish, and his 2019 was over. Cut to 18 months later (it only feels like 18 years), and Yoenis is back, and healthy. During the break, I gave you a Yoenis Cespedes sleeper, and I’m doing what they call, in rodeo parlance, filling a barrel with two clowns. Every time Yoenis has been healthy, he has been worth owning. Will he stay healthy? Who cares! In 60 games, Yoenis has as much a chance at being the NL MVP as Pete Alonso. Yes, it hurt me to say that. Obviously, it didn’t hurt as much as trying to pull off an Old Town Road remix at Ranchero de Yoenis. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Sean Murphy – Between Triple-A and the majors last year, Murphy saw 51 games (sounds like a full season this year) and hit 14 homers. He does that this year and he’s gonna be a top three catcher, i.e., the cream of the crap.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Don’t get caught without a catcher, Falefa says that’s a PITA!

Eric Thames – One word of advice, pretty much everyone in last week’s Buy/Sell is still applicable. Just because I didn’t mention Evan White again, aside from this mention, doesn’t mean I suddenly don’t like him. Just didn’t feel like treading over the same landscape two weeks in a row. As for E.T., does he love the P-Funk, because Parliament is so nearby when Thames phones home? Hmm, that is a legit logic puzzle. Yo, we doing fantasy baseball or Sudoku? Thames is the type who could lead the majors in homers in a short season. Absolutely worth the flyer.

Chris Taylor – Went over him the other day in my Chris Taylor fantasy. It was written while fluffing a feather pillow. Also, Enrique Hernandez should be mentioned after his big Re-Opening Day, and, what do you, he’s been mentioned.

Cesar Hernandez – Fantasy Baseball for 9 months: Oscar Mercado’s gonna be so valuable, whee, yay, yumyum! Moments after Opening Day lineups: I should’ve let the computer autodraft Cesar Hernandez.

Jose Peraza – Not a flashy name, but what kind of league are you in that has Flashy Names as a category? Get that Romper Room shizz out of here!

Adam Frazier – Currently, penciled in as the Pirates’ three-hole hitter, and the Pirates are too cheap to buy an eraser.

Jake Lamb – Just think, if you own Lamb and Falefa, you can open your own kebab takeaway joint. I recognize the hype on Kevin Cron, and appreciate it, but if Lamb’s facing righties, he’s way more valuable. Obviously, this is more of a deep league flyer.

Dansby Swanson – How is a 26-year-old in a stacked lineup only owned in 23% of ESPN leagues? Are 77% of ESPN leagues abandoned? Prolly rhetorical since if they’re abandoned they’re not exactly about to answer me. Hey, league abandoners, eat a D! Haha, they’ll never know.

Austin Riley – A 60-game season is going to be less fantasy baseball and more 60 days of DFS. Teams will play it like two months of the playoffs and you should do the same. As the DFS’ers say, the Braves’s lineup is more stackable than squares in Tetris. I love Austin Riley. Wrote an Austin Riley sleeper during the shutdown. Is he gonna work out over 60 games? Doesn’t matter; he’s roster-able right now. If he loses playing time to Matt Adams, well, that will be dopey, and he’s droppable.

Kyle Lewis – Give me Austin & Lewis on every team like some kind of 50’s comedy duo that specializes in fantasy upside rather than drunk belligerence.

Austin Hays – If the next player suggested is a Kyle, then you’ll know Greybot5000 is overheating and needs a tuneup, and turn away from Austins and Kyles.

Shogo Akiyama – Whew! No problem with Greybot5000! Now, about Akyleyama–NOOOO! I kid, Shogo is a solid five cat contributor at the top of a decent lineup. Of course, that goes out the window if the Reds plan on starting Phillip Ervin at leadoff, like on Friday. My guess is it was due to a lefty being on the mound and Shogo will see most starts, because there’s more righties, which is why it’s hard to find good lefty scissors. Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk.

Trent Grisham – What is wrong with you people not owning this guy carved from a tree previously hit by lighting and burned so hot he turned into a Taki Fuego?

Kwang-Hyun Kim – Here’s what I said the other day, “(Kim) will open season as the Cardinals closer. Oh…*stacks jars of pickles to the moon*….kay. Damn, I’m glad I wasn’t invested at all in the Cardinals’ 9th inning. What an absolute clusterfudge of nonsense. Cards’ manager, Mike Shildthead, said Kim will likely close — a guy who threw 190 1/3 IP last year and has roughly 7.5 K/9 stuff? Are we sure Shildthead knows he has Kim and not Kimbrel or even Joakim Soria? So, I adjusted my top 500 with this news, but I now have no confidence in any reliever in St. Louis.” And that’s me quoting me!

Ryan PresslyAstros’ fill-in closer while Osuna is temporarily unavailable. By the way, temporarily unavailable this year means a guy is out anywhere from three days to the entire season. 2020:  The Year of the Oblique Timetables.

Tony Watson – Gonna throw Anthony Watsonian in here and mention Matthew Magillacuddy, but with major caveats saying that in this shortened season, an iffy closer on a terrible team prolly isn’t worth the ulcer.

Corbin Burnes – Just gave you my Corbin Burnes fantasy. It was written while calling my mom a Karen.

Spencer Howard – Could’ve listed Nate Pearson, Mackenzie Gore or others, and, would you look at that, I just did! Spencer “Not Ryan” Howard is lined up to possibly start game eight of the season.

Matt Shoemaker – This is your first Streamonator call of the year. Woohoo! Just like the call it made to Instacart to ask if its deliveryman could stay for dinner. Streamonator so lonely!

Vince Velasquez – This is also a Streamonator call. “He brought me my food, it’s only right that I cook it for him.”

SELL

Jacob deGrom – Haters are gonna hate. This is an axiom as old as the earth that Al Gore is trying to save-slash-eat through. I hate. Therefore, I am a hater. Simple as that boys, five girl readers, and one robot that is scheming our deaths. Can deGrom be good? I’d imagine so. In fact, he better be great, considering the price you paid for him. Last I heard, his back felt good. Well, that’s just great! Superb! Fake enthusiasm! Backs are tricky for pitchers. They can sideline guys for a few days, weeks to months. See:  2019 Max Scherzer. If deGrom goes out and has a bad start or two, and claims his back isn’t 100%, but will fight through it, you’re gonna have to fight through being in last place by August 15th. Not saying to trade deGrom for a Jude Law bobblehead that your wife ordered off Etsy, but I would check out our fantasy baseball trade analyzer, and explore options.

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Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Grisham or Bryan Reynolds? Thank you!

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Yuli Gurriel or Votto?

Was leaning Votto until the Reds lost Moose because he wasn’t feeling good – possibly COVID. That leaves a big hole in their lineup.

Steverino
Steverino
2 years ago

Would you be taking Austin Riley for a spin ahead of Mercado, Verdugo or Renfroe?

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Swanson over a Rosario I guess?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Marlins had like 4 guys test positive for the Rona & in Cincy, Moose wakes up “not feeling well” and is immediately placed on the IL after Matt Davidson tests positive yesterday… and we aren’t even done with the first 3 days of the season

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: sagnof, pick 2. Bass, Burdi, Hudson (nats), Pressly. Thanks!

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like better for next week?

Eflin – vs nyy, @ tor (whatever that means)
MadBum – @ tex

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  herschel
2 years ago

bum, TOR means the BUF minor league park with terrible dimensions for pitchers.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Best for spec saves
Drake or Bass?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

bass, TB just moves guys around (TOR might too of course, but we don’t know that yet and they didn’t with giles)

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 years ago

Soto tested negative for COVID. Sounds like we may have avoided a disaster with him. One more negative test and he can return.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Drop Hampson for Hoerner or hold?

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Verlander done for season

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Primetime
2 years ago

it appears the more true answer was leaked first, then it backtracked to:
“a right forearm strain and will be shut down for “a couple of weeks.”

hahahaha. their PR team needs to communicate better, the first guy to leak it said what’s probably exact true, rather than b.s. it up like the second answer.

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope you’re having a good weekend.

I have the following guys at in a 10 team standard 5×5 roto league
-willie Calhoun
-Gio Urshela
-Christian Walker
-Austin Riley

The following guys are on waivers:
-Trent Grisham
-Eric Hosmer
-Akiyama
-Luis arraez
-Renato Nunez
-Brian Anderson

Making any moves ?

Also is Joey Lucchesi in the rotation?

Thank you!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

yes to the lucchesi question. we’re on day 3 for SD.

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

12 Team Roto with OPS
Drop Shogo for Happ?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

OF:
Acuna
Ozuna
Laureano

Bench:
Beni
Cain

5×5 daily redraft drop any for K Lewis?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
2 years ago

10T

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Giles pulled apparent injury
Bass or Yamaguchi ?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

bass. here’s reasons
1. all offseason and now bass listed as 8th inning
2. he’s done 2 successful holds already with pretty sure one of them in the 8th inning
3. yamaguchi not good inning today
4. closer monkey says so

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

Dahl – 2 @ oak, 3 vs sd
Mercado – 3 vs cws, 4 @ min
Riley – 2 @ tb, 2 vs tb, 3 vs nym
Hosmer – 1 vs ari, 3 @ sf, 3 @ col

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

My regular keeper league (12 team mixed roto, keep 10) is skipping this year, but I need to reserve 11 players on my team now from last year that I will have the option to keep as my 10 for next season (the rest get thrown back, we can’t see this year and then pick from our current full roster). Debating on my last one. Who is your last man in (and second choice) that you think will be the best fantasy options in 2021 of:

Eduardo Escobar, Carlos Santana, Aquino, Schwarber, Encarnacion, R. Iglesias, Kingery.

For reference, my bottom definite keepers (in no order) are Tim Anderson, Semien, Muncy, Goldschmidt. So there’s a gap before the last one.

I’m tempted to go with Aquino for upside and worst case just keep the other 10 I hold, but his team doesn’t seem to believe in him and I’m concerned it would just be a wasted pick.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Apologies if this is a double post – thanks, if there are trades or I otherwise opt away from Kingery, who would be second? Escobar?

Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Start or sit Ohtani vs OAK

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ohtani looks awful

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

He walked five guys in his last intra squad game in five innings and they said it was his best performance yet. I started him instead of listening to myself.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

im glad i sat him down

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

He looked awful all camp. Threw more balls than strikes. Theres no reason to believe in him post-TJS until he proves otherwise.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Fletcher looking good on your bench.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

As I expected, Maddon is using him much more aggressively on the base paths. He ran on three pitches in the 5th. Im glad to see Scosciapath and Ausmunch gone and a real manager in. The Angels havent been this fun to watch in 15 years. Fletcher will hit .300+ with 35 runs and 10 SB if Maddon keeps him at leadoff, and I think he will.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

if short innings cap bench till we see him look good. if deep innings or h2h and you don’t need the K’s/innings can bench, i’m not in any deep league though (often with large innings caps).

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

and there was the downside showing up, albeit 3 of those balls called during the 3 BB’s were strikes, including one of the them being the final pitch of the at bat. why i mentioned for shallows or short innings wait and see. i still started him in any 14 and up though or deep innings roto.

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Any idea if plan for Snell was short outing or if something happened?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

K. Jake Cave batty call winner!

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

eating TREATS! harper too.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

16 teamer with OPS dynasty. mostsuckass replacement
C w.smith
1B hoskins
2B c.taylor (2B/SS/LF/CF)
3B suarez
SS story
IF kingery (2B/3B/SS/LF/CF)
LF mcneil (2B/3B/LF/RF)
CF laureano (CF/RF)
RF harper
OF k.marte (2B/SS/CF)
util otani (hitter only)
BN k.cron (1B)
DL: mostsuckass
prospects: lux (many others but not relevant this year in almost all cases except him)

from all my multi positional guys i don’t need 2B specifically, so just bet out of:
schoop, kike, asscab, teoscar, tapia, cactus jesus,bruce, moreland

i have schoop/kike ranked top 2 in the waiver claims, what youse think?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

throw jacoby jones (not the football one, but how many of these can there be anyway) and fatt adams in there.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

snap, gone varnish out here too, he’s gotta be top 3 in this list (peraza). pick best 3.

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Loss Moose. Have Biggio. Looking on waivers.

Odor
Lastella
Wong
Galvis
Your boy from last year José Peraza

Happ
Aquino

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

What do you make of Votto? Resurgence? Buying in?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I have Belli @ 1B and Roberts filling in at OF for Soto.

Do you think Votto will put up better stats than Roberts so I can move Belli to OF? Roberts would be the drop. I have JD-Mart, Acuna as my other OF.

I’m in a shallow 6-team friends league so all teams are stacked. Looking for any advantage.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Don’t want to, but concerned about Roberts place in lineup. By the time they get to him the other have cleaned up the bases taking away RBI opportunities from Robert and no one below him to drive him in. I hate they have him hitting 7th. If Votto is having a resurgence and hitting for both power and average in the 2-hole of a really good offense I could move Belli to OF and slot Votto at 1B. – only if you think I come out ahead.

My team…your call. :-)

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I did get an offer of Eloy for Robert though. I haven’t responded to it yet waiting to see if they move him up in the lineup and Robert has the SB potential. I think that’s why he wants Robert – no Power speed potential in his lineup. But, Eloy looks like he’s on the verge of a big year. Should I take Eloy and accept that offer?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Any thoughts of benching Corbin v. NYY? (-$13.5)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Evening Gray,

12-team, 6×6 Roto

with Aquino getting called (back) up, would you drop Hilliard for him?

Also, would you drop either Civale or Cease to stream Velasquez tomorrow?

Thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
2 years ago

*Grey (sorry bout that)

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Would you trade

1. Ohtani and Newman for Moose?
2. Ohtani for Giolito?
3. Ohtani, Newman, and Morton for Moose, Yarborough and Giolito?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 years ago

Pham with back to back double steal games to start the year. Dude single handily has me atop the standings in steals. Looks like he wants the short season steals title.

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Biggio or Lourdes?

LuckBox87
LuckBox87
2 years ago

10 team redraft, Hold Mercado or drop for K Lewis?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 years ago

Thoughts on Singer’s debut today? Worth a flyer over Jon Gray? Thanks.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jason Murray
2 years ago

gray’s schedule is str up horrible for most of the next 5 matchups, so yeppers.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey would you rather have Michael Fullmer or Wainwright?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

someone picked him up, but even though he is out for the season would you pick German from the NYY or would you rather have Fulmer?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

both fulmer’s on DET now. guessing this has to be a dynasty if you are even mentioning german here. likely depends on
1. whether he can be stashed in a non active roster spot
2. who you’d have to drop to add him

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Are we adding holland yet? I’m a Kennedy owner and he was brought out in the 6th :/

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

this might be a maddening bullpen – Holland pitched the 6th on opening day

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

I found this which Matheny seems to be implementing;
https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article244024547.html

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Holy sh*t! I just Gott a save from Trevor in my 1st DC. I feel like a thief! SAGNOF, baby….

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Btw, whats with you starting Dozier at 3B in our league while Fletcher rides pine? Youre not gonna catch Hernan if you keep it up…

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Drop Hampson, Teoscar or Akiyama for Hays or hold?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

probably teoSCAR

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Another Kyle Lewis dongerino!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 years ago

Hey Grey! Another homer for Kyle Lewis today. I need a power bat after losing Soto. Would you rather roster Lewis or Will Calhoun?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
2 years ago

Willie*

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Drop Yoenis, A Rosario Mercado Or w Calhoun for Aquino?

luvdarooks
2 years ago

who will make a bigger impact this year WHATS YOUR TOP 3 please?
S Howard , L Patino, K Hayes A Aquino, D Carlson , B Rogers, Alex Reyes

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

I got an offer of Soler for my Luis Robert. Do I take Soler?

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Stat Man
2 years ago

Kyle Lewis hit another. Going back to last year his been a beast. I’m kind of liking him over Robert based on his production and place in order.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Want to be clear – you like Lewis over Robert this year?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, better stream option?
Houser at Pitt or
V.V. at home vs Mia

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 years ago

if you bet on leury having at least 2 HR’s today on that 1 dollar bet come to the window and get your 4,000 or so. and oh baby didi looking like a super nice value get so far, esp if for your MI slot in deep spots.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

if that 4,000 to one is right, what’s gosselin’s payoff rate here, like 15,000 to 1 or so.

jwo71974
jwo71974
2 years ago

Good call on Shoemaker, although he looked awful on Streamonator, at least as of today. Did the value change?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, Aquino getting called up
Drop Teoscar for Aquino or hold?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

it sure appears tucker is working with a voodoo doctor in his spare time, probably got into that when dusty was hired.

Dougie
Dougie
2 years ago

Yoenis or Happ?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

can’t believe i got happ in the 2nd to last round of a 14 teamer (with 4th OF and CI/MI slots, 28 total rounds). didn’t even need his CF only (espn) but that was too good to draft somebody else. wish he had that nice sweet 2B and/or 3B like in yahoo though.

Smitty
2 years ago

Good Morning! Going to replace Buxton (still shaky) and sit W. Calhoun (5 game week) Which 2 of these studs do you like this coming week? All have 7 game schedules (SD 3 @ Col)
Cespedes
A. Hicks
K. Lewis
Grisham
Tsutasugo
C. Walker
R. Nunez
Thx Grey gonna be a great short season!

RICE
RICE
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

Loved that extra innings Halo game to end the night. I didn’t like the result, but if you’re going to lose you might as well do it in spectacular fashion.

10 team H2H Any moves here?

My worst bats: Mercado, Yuli, Braun, Riley.

Waiver: W. Calhoun, Cespeses, K. Lewis, Yoshi

RICE
RICE
Reply to  RICE
2 years ago

Also – I have Ohtani (hitter) on this team. Sounds like he’ll sit Saturday’s and Monday’s all year, making him max 5 games a week.

I love his game, but is he worth rostering in a 10 team?

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

10 team H2H Any moves here?

My worst bats: Mercado, Yuli, Braun, Riley.

Waiver: W. Calhoun, Cespeses, K. Lewis, Yoshi

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 years ago

Hey Grey, can you pick 2 pls.

Kingery, Cespedes, K.Lewis, Y. Gurriel, Peraza, Mercado?

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

1. Start Ohtani in Oakland tomorrow? Been very wild to this point.
2. Ohtani for McNeil?
3. Ohtani and Morton for Giolito and Polanco?
4. For holds, please pick 2 from Gallegos, Treinen, Betances

Thanks!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

if you get both otani’s i’d not do the trade in 3 if you have him. pretty sure he means j.polanco not brocktune. if it’s SP only otani get giolito/polanco if not dynasty. probably DH only otani in no dynasty too IF you have to start this slot everyday since otani will miss 2-3 days a week off of hitting.

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Thanks for the buys grey! Curious where you stand on Mejia vs Murphy vs falefa??

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Done. Any preference between Martin Perez vs bal or Alex wood vs sfg as a streamer today? 11 move limit for this matchup, would have to burn a move to get wood

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

wood, messing with m.perez, no matter HOW good the matchup is (like here), trust me, in the last 3-4 years of weak pitchers i’ve used in deep leagues, m.perez might be one of the worst ones (clearly he was only ever used in good matchups like this one). plus, a LAD pitcher in LAD vs SF i don’t even care who that is, compared to m.perez, go that guy instead.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

@Grey @Rudy – SON doesn’t like Fried today v. the Mets? -6.6 value seems a little off

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Damn in a 12 teamer can’t play matchups – YOLO

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

On another note – I always get burned by drafting a Rays reliever – last year it was Alvarado and his mysterious issues that sent his season off the tracks and now this year I go Diego Castillo for holds and he’s MIA and with COVID protocols might not be back within 3 days

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

no news he has corona, he’s off with pregnancy 3 day break 9 months after the fact. and this is day 2, so should be back monday unless maybe the baby gives him corona or the mother or somebody in the hospital. i will have far more to whine about if he’s out a longer time (i have d.castillo in maybe 8ish spots)

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

Laureano or Robert for this year only.? A 2-hole or 7-hole hitter. I don’t know why the white Sox have Encarnacion hitting higher than Eloy and Robert.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Think they will move up Robert in the lineup soon? It’s a waste for them not too.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Stat Man
2 years ago

I’m looking for a good OF replacement for Soto

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

Hey Grey – thanks to Desclafani and Odorrizi, I have 2 roster spots to play with this FAAB.

1. As a bat stash, do you prefer Solak, O’Neill, or Hilliard (who had a golden sombrero opening day)? This is a weekly lineups keeper league, so most focused on someone who could be a potential keeper if they get full playing time. Solak seems to have the highest upside…

2. As a pitcher replacement, would go for a guy in the group of Burnes, Bassit, ReyLo, Miley… or go the other direction and grab Lugo as a sneaky bet for a W a week and good ratios over 4-5 weekly IP?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

Sorry, forgot my #3. Currently rocking a pair of $1 Cs, Jansen + Stallings. Are falafel or Nola (when he gets elig) worthwhile “upgrades” on Stallings to spend $1 FAAB on?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

russowl
russowl
2 years ago

10 team head to head with doubles and triples

C- Will Smith
1b-Pete Alonso
2b-Ketel Marte
3b-Jose Ramirez
SS-Adalberto Mondesi
OF-Christian Yelich
OF-Giancarlo Stanton
Of-Ramon Laureano
Util-Yuli Gurriel
Util-J.D. Davis
Util-Lourdes Gurriel Jr
Bn-Nick Senzel
Bn-Christian Walker
Bn-Willie Calhoun
Bn-Just dropped Pressley and added Kyle Lewis
iL-Hunter Dozier

Sp-Patrick Corbin
Sp-Luis Castillo
Sp-Lance Lynn
Sp-Sonny Gray
Sp-D.Lamet
Sp-James Paxton
Sp-Joe Musgrove
Rp-Liam Hendrix
Rp-Jose Leclrec
Rp-zach Britton
IL-Keone Kela

FA PItchers
Ross Stripling
Jose Urquidy
Seth Lugo
Ryan Pressley
Kintzler
Pagan
ottavino
Mitch Keller
Steven Matz

Fa Hitters
Di Di
Hosmer
Shogo
Ceaser Hernendez
Cj Cron
Yastrzemski
M Chavis
Teoscar
JBJ
Pereza

How does my team look? Should i be looking to make any Moves?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback who would you start Lewis over?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

Thames over Tapia or Akyama? (12-team 5×5 OBP roto)

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
2 years ago

Tommy Pham with a 2 steal game. Great to see him being so aggressive.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Rich Hill didn’t even make one start before he got hurt this season. He needs to hang it up for good.

jdred5
jdred5
2 years ago

Sick Alfaro, therefore, catcher question! Falafel or Mejia? Does it matter that Mejia’s 3rd series of the year is in COL or that Falafel gets a little extra playing time at 3B?

Thanks! Happy Opening Day!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  jdred5
2 years ago

Falafel is getting all the hype right now. I picked him up as my Alfaro replacement.

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 years ago

Drop mercado or Y Gurriel for Kyle Lewis in a redraft?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Kyle Lewis dong!!!!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

KYLE LEWIS SNZ’S PLURAL!

Might have to change my name to LewRockakis!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  LaRockakis
2 years ago

Also added the Yoenis brother today, since Soto hit the CL (that’s Covid List). Spicy, spicy peppers!

ElBoss
ElBoss
2 years ago

Oh my Great goodness Grey!! Kyle Lewis!!! That was a bomber!!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  ElBoss
2 years ago

lmao, I just commented the same thing. In my starting lineup too.

Cheers, compadre!

ElBoss
ElBoss
Reply to  LaRockakis
2 years ago

Cheers indeed!! Have a great season!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

Giolito is a bust ha

daviddal
daviddal
Reply to  FrankGrimes
2 years ago

I doubt it

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  daviddal
2 years ago

Lewis with a hr

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yoshi!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Think we made wager yoshi vs shogo during our nfbc draft no? Haha

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I don’t remember. It was too long ago.

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: enjoying any good LA quarantine take out spots?

daviddal
daviddal
2 years ago

I am so happy we have baseball back. my pitching is stacked. Is my offense enough in a 14 team league? obp and slg added cats. c christian vazquez 1b mat olson 2b kingery 3b B Anderson ss Bogerts ci Brian Anderson mi D Swanson of Yellich Laureano Cespedes dh N Cruz bn L Gurriel, Verdugo

daviddal
daviddal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thx for the reply. Flaherty, Giolito, Corbin,S Gray,Gallen lead my staff

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
2 years ago

Mondesi caught stealing. I like the idea just not the outcome. It was close though. Very close.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13