Seeing Zac Gallen called up and I’m reminded of me doing karaoke.  Picture, if you will, the song Tequila playing and me just holding a mic, dancing.  Now imagine I’m surrounded by multiple Mickey Rourkes feeding strawberries to multiple Kim Basingers, because this scene is filled with eroticism like you’ve never witnessed before.  It’s taboo filled with self-sacrifice, transgression is in the air while being dominated by a song with only one word.  I’m alive for the first time!  Now, watch Gallen get trounced by the sissy AF Cardinals.  Okay, I’ve been telling you to pick up Gallen for about a month.  On our Prospectonator, he’s the 4th best rookie pitcher, which translates to him possibly being the rookie pitcher of the year.  Think Chris Paddack.  Fo’realsies.  Prospect Mike just gave you his Zac Gallen fantasy, and I’d just go there and read that to find out what kind of pitcher he is, because that’s what I did.  He had lefties hitting .127 off him?  I mean, are you kidding? Seriously, is this a joke?  Do you want me to faint while I am entertaining a room full of drunk people with Tequila?  Do you?!  I didn’t think so. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Pablo Lopez – Hit the IL with shoulder issues, so he’s a drop in almost all leagues and this means Gallen has a long leash and I’m still talking about Gallen AHHH!!! By the by, this is the first time Marlins have had two ledes in two days on Razzball since Jeff Conine was a hot schmotato and Dontrelle Willis was flaunting his flat-billed pitchypus.

Trevor Richards – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  This might not be true, but it feels like it:  No Marlins starter has ever pitched a poor game, except for Urena.

Daniel Poncedeleon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.20.  Ele oh n Ed Ecnop Leinad because everything’s backwards.  Poncedeleon is rejuvenated from a fountain of lies!  A 1.20 ERA?  Are you serious?  He has a 4.8 BB/9, so that’s gonna change, but the Ks are up (9.6) and he’s not as bad as he’s been in the past.  I’m cyclops’ing, but this was vs. the MIA Marlins, so I’m not overly optimistic.

Jose Altuve – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry for changing the brochures Karen brought in to ‘Planet Fatness.'”

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 1st home run since May 11th.  You on May 10th, “Brantley can hit 30 homers!”  You now, “Well, he’s still hitting for a decent average.”

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in five games. When Puig lets one fly!

Tyler Mahle – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  T. Mahle giving the Astros indigestion.  Guess that makes them the–DON’T SAY IT GOD DAMN IT–Gasstros. YOU JUST HAD TO.  Sorry, Al Caps.  Streamonator hates Mahle’s next start, but I’m a bit more interested.  His peripherals are kinda purdy.

Kyle Garlick – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  This game was vs. the Giants, and all game Garlick was pestering players from San Fran if they’d been to Gilroy for his festival.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .235.  Might be surprising to hear that Taylor has seven homers and this was his first good game all year, but I gotta surprise ya.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .359.  If he hits 50 homers and .350 this year, he’s going to lose the MVP award to Yelich.  Maybe even to Travis Shaw. What? If he gets hot, I mean.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. I saw Yastrzemski in the box score and for a second I thought I was a time traveler.  Then I saw the 18th century pantaloons I was wearing and knew for sure!

Rich Hill – I need you to sit down.  C’mon, this is shocking news and you have to brace yourself.  Rich Hill is injured.  I know!  Crazy! Julio Urias is starting today, but it was going to be a one-off thing.  Now that Hill’s hurt, Urias might stay in the rotation.  He’s worth a grab in deeper mixed leagues.

Scott Kingery – 2-for-8, 1 RBI and his 9th homer.  Everything else aside, Kingery hit third on both sides of the doubleheader. Think what you want of the Phils, but that lineup is stacked, even without McCutchen, and Kingery’s hitting third?  *low whistle indicating impressed*

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at…Any guesses?  Would you be surprised to learn it’s 3.82?  You should, because it’s actually 2.83. Unless I’m dyslexic. By the by, how screwed up is it that dyslexic is one of the hardest words to spell? They couldn’t have called it BOB?

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  After his last few starts, it took gonads of steel for me to start him vs. Philly. I was repaid with a solid start, but now I can’t get through a security checkpoint.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  Mad Mask started the game with a broken nose and black eye. He looked like when you’re invited to a Halloween party late in the evening and you try to throw something together, but you’re not fully committed to the raccoon costume.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .235.  In last 30 days, Brian Dozier is hitting .275 with six homers.  Truth be told, when I started “in last 30 days,” I did think he was going to have more exciting stats.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  These were Gerardo’s first hits in the last ten games.  Even longer if you’re counting top 40 hits.

Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .236. “Listen, we can all sit here and memorialize Robles or we can slide him into the freezer and go get some beers–Hold on!  Robles just moved!  He’s alive!”

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.28.  Point:  Only a few mistakes did him in.  Counterpoint: His name may as well be Steven Matztakes because he’s always making them.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  When did I say he’d get injured by?  Right after 17 homers?  It’s gonna be tight, but I’m feeling good about it.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.

Josh Phegley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .267.  The All-Star Game should have a separate All-Star Game for all the guys who should suck but who are demolishing the juiced baseball.  I’d say Tommy La Stella could be team captain, but he’s currently beating Altuve for the AL starting 2nd base job.

Domingo Santana – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .279.  Been cold for a while, but, and I don’t want to sound like Domingo Stan-tana here, on the year he’s been fine, and he’s one hot streak away from 18 HRs and .285 before the All-Star Break. In the preseason, you would’ve taken that from him all day, and twice on Domingo.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .256.  The Jelly Donut of Swat is Dunkin’ on opponents this year. In one league where I have JDS, I haven’t even considered dropping him all year (and I’m in 1st, so don’t be smart).

Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38 vs. Brad Keller – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.45.  This matchup was also an early 20th century matchup that left everyone feeling awkward when someone suggested a pool game and it went like this, “Marco….” “Keller!” “You’re supposed to say, ‘Polo.'”  “No, I’m saying my name and I have no idea where you are.”

Mike Trout – 3-for-6, 7 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .299.  Yeah, but how many sacrifice bunts does he have?!

Andrew Heaney – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.68.  A start like that usually means he’s hurt, so hopefully he’s not.  Unless this start makes you want to drop him, then you likely don’t care.  If you can hold, Streamonator loves his next start, and, if he’s healthy, I could see a bounce back.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Upton the boogie!

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer.  Member that Hall of Fame son guy who was supposed to play for the Jays?  Whatever happened with him?  No, not Lourdes Gurriel Jr.  His dad, Yuli, isn’t a Hall of Famer.  Think his name was Vlad.

Lucas Giolito – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.74.  Okay, no one doesn’t not get hit never.  Quadruple negatives makes it so!  Just because Giolito was hit doesn’t mean the wheels have come off or that he’s become Zack Wheeler.  Rest your mouse hand under your turkey neck and show some patience.

James McCann – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .330.  If you were in a two-catcher league and drafted only McCanns, no one is laughing now that your last name is Widette.

Adbert Alzolay – Will be called up to follow Tyler Chatwood today, presumably to work as a Middler.  In Triple-A, his numbers were 12.9 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 3.49 xFIP, and 4.5 seconds from home to phone to pick him up. Kyle Hendricks has a shoulder impingement and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cubs go super slow bringing him back, think August/September.  Until then, Alzolay can rack up 60 IP, 80 Ks and carve a statue of butter out of a giant hunk of butter.  This has been a paid Adbertisement for Alzolay.  “I approve this message.”  I hope so, Alzolay, you paid for it.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .293. Unlike the 1st base position, the catcher position has made a nice bounce back this year.  All the better to sucker some schmohawks into drafting them next year.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Only two more to catch David Dull!  Lowercase yay!

Roberto Perez – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  His ADP of, like, 760 bajillion doesn’t seem too bad anymore.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Asdrubal has settled into this 25-homer, .240 hitter that you’d think you’d have a lot of interest in, but, when everyone’s hitting 25 homers and .240, except Robinson Cano, the shine is kinda matte.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.18.  He is so massively bleh that bleh just filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Gibson for being more bleh than bleh.

Max Kepler – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I told you he was great (two years too early)!

Willians Astudillo – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This is neither here nor there, which is something you can’t usually say about Astudillo, but I hate calling players by their nickname that they want.  You can’t choose your nickname.  That’s a matter of fact.  It’s why I veer away from using Thor whenever possible and La Tortuga is La Torstupid. Get off my lawn!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  Before game, “Okay, Ed-Rod, go out and be really bad or really good so I know what to do with you.”  After game, “What the eff is 7 IP, 4 ER?!”

Brandon Dixon – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Since my Buy on him last week, Bra-Dix has been a fappening you need to get in on.  Has three homers in the last week and…well, three homers!

Harold Castro – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Fun fact!  Harold Castro’s mom called Harold Ramirez’s hotel room and asked for her son.  Wrong Harold, Ms. Castro.

Trevor Williams – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.12 as he was activated from the IL.  As my Jewish grandmother would’ve said on an airline she didn’t like, TW-vey.  I loved Williams last year — ask anyone! — don’t like him this year.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .362.  He’s hitting .362, and is a top 50 hitter on the 30-day Player Rater.  So, yeah, I don’t know why you don’t like him.

Starling Marte – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Fun fact!  A little birdie that wandered into a supermarket in Boston was given the name Starling Market.

Yandy Diaz – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. It’s almost like lifting dozens of heavy dumbbells isn’t good for a guy’s stretching.

Blake Snell – 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.40. Whoever this Opener was that the Rays used, blech, not great.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  CC notched his 250th win.  Not in this season, that would be a record.  Though, there was some seasons where Walter Johnson did win, like, 100 games.

Giancarlo Stanton – The Yankees scored 12 runs and six in the first and oh em gee Stanton didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .266.  I kinda want him to hit 50 homers just so people draft him in the top 5 overall next year. Not only will it happen, but there will be lots of people ranking him there.  Bet! Not literally because I don’t have money.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .283.  Recently, it has come to my attention, through a text message from Cougs, that Yacht Rock has returned to XM radio for the summer. I am as thrilled about that as I am not thrilled about Gleyber.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .315. Ever since people stopped reading newspapers, and specifically the USA Today sports section, I know no one has any idea who leads the league in random categories, but LeMahieu has the 2nd best AVG in the AL.  Did not see that coming with him leaving Coors.

Chris Paddack – Will return for Saturday’s game.  Damn it!  You couldn’t wait until Monday, so I could get you back in my weekly lineup?  That is some short shrift from the Sheriff!

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Ugh, all our pets heads are falling off. Hard to recommend you hold Strahm after his last two starts, especially with this one in Petco.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .288.  Catches me off guard still when I see someone’s stats who seem to be using a pre-2019 baseball.  I’m farting in David Dull’s general direction.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .249.  Fun fact!  His name is short for Franmilwaukee’s Dad.  By the way, Wil Myers has become a defensive replacement and it makes sense.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .266.  Sir, this is an RB’s.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .273. Imagine drafting Posey before Grandal.  Not hard to imagine when you remember some ‘perts put Posey before him.

Zach Davies – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.06. Davies is still not as bad as N-O-L-A Nola, no no no no Nola.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .345.  Haven’t been able to find the splits yet, but I think Yelich has the most meteoric rise post-sex tape since Kim Kardashian.

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Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Would you go with gallen or stripling for long run? One spot to fill.

The Story Continues
The Story Continues
3 years ago

Read in Denver Post quoting Bud Black on Story that it’s a straight forward thumb sprain and he’ll be out a couple weeks. This is good news!

On another note, Marquez or Gallen for a standard roto league using QS?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Are we trusting German Marquez to throw a QS tomorrow at LAD?

Milarky
Milarky
3 years ago

OK Grey, I lost Hill and I’ve got a roster full of hurt pitchers. So I need to pick someone up, and I’m wondering if Gallen is the guy. I agree that Gibson is blah, and I think so are some of these other guys. Is Gallen the one? I was originally leaning Valdez but he got pumped tonight. and Gallen was pretty juicy.

Gallen
Gibson
Mahle
Plesac
F. Valdez

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Would you trade my Soroka and Gallen for Chris Sale? It is a 12 team keeper league and Sale cannot be kept. I am currently in first place. Thanks!

Chad J Bowling
Chad J Bowling
3 years ago

Mondesi hitting the DL, who should I add for 2B help: McNeil, Cesar, Asdrubal, Cano, Profar, Biggio?
Drop Avisail, Choo, or Gordon?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Buxton or B. Reynolds?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the reply at this hour. Appreciate it.

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

12 team h2h league currently in 6th place. We have one IL spot. Sadly I own Carrasco and Hill. Who do I stash (I know, neither probably)?

My staff is Berrios, Bieber, Castillo, Yonny, Lucchesi.
RP staff is Strop, May, Neris. Aiming for holds once Strop is replaced by Kimbrel. Would you add:

1. SP: Paddack, Folty,Framber, Yamamoto, Heaney or do I go holds and add one of Minton, Alvarado, or Morgan?

The Other JV
The Other JV
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks but who do I keep in IL spot? Carrasco or Hill? Ugh. Leaning Carrasco just in case he gets well in time for playoffs in September.

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
3 years ago

my giolito for albies?

albies or possibly-not-stealing-much altuve ROS?

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

howabout giolito for albies?

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Grey,

Trying to decide if I should add Gallen in my league. Would you drop any of the following pitchers for Gallen? Thanks!

SP – Scherzer, Corbin, Giolito, German Marquez, Lucchesi, Foltynewciz, Gibson, Matz
RP – Shane Greene, Shawn Kelley, Hansel Robles

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

Was leaning either Folty or Matz. Would you be ok with losing Matz in favor of Gallen? Or do you think Matz and Gallen are a lot better than Folty?

Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

Who would you want long term:

Christian Walker, McMahon, or Tapia

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

shit sack in this 12 team (my only 5×5, small money h2h) that i’ve been in 1st all year i just lost story and mondesi at same time and we only have 2 DL slots
C alfaro (dropped molina during DL, lost him)
1B rizzo
2B
SS
3B chapman
OF (3) acuna, conforto, joc
util (2) otani, p.alonso
BN e.rosario
DL (2): mondesi, story
SP: paddack, j.urias (streamer today), ryu, corbin, marquez, lucchesi, framber, peacock
RP: kelley, strop, kimbrel, robles, alvarado, strickland (kicked out of DL spot to make space for the hitters)

1. cut strop or strickland for one of these hitters i need (strop will lose job soon anyway of course to kimbrel, probably in less than 10 days i’d think, strickland not as close as before, but i’d guess he gets job when he is back). other possible closers in FA: rogers, oberg, elias

2. which 2 of these for 2B/SS spots?: NEWMAN!, dannys antana (2B only), odor, c.taylor, kipnis, b.dozier, fletcher, sogard, rengifo. 7 day rater has odor higher, but if him somebody with SS would need to be the 2nd of this.

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Drop Sano for Rodgers?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Heya Albiggie… I know you own this guy. I do too. Yoan Lopez. Dude is dirty. Heavy stuff. Close to zero fantasy relevance now. Could see a team trading for Holland though. Not a bad player to throw in a an underutilized roster slot as a stash.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Pivetta man. I bet he’s going to implode soon if not today. Back to piping fastballs while up in the count 0-2 and 1-2 hahaha

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

What a day with Mondesi, Story and Clevinger all going to the IL. Worst thing is that I traded for story just 3 days ago sending Julio Daniel.

I guess Villar, Didi and Lynn will have to play at their best now :)

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Thanks Grey for the great write up!

McMahon or Rodgers? H2H points league…

Thanks again

Fanchu
Fanchu
3 years ago

Choose one in a points league

Victor Robles
Laureano
Franmil
Cooper
B. Reynolds

Fanchu
Fanchu
Reply to  Fanchu
3 years ago

Or

Rodgers
Bote

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you drop Pressly for J. Urias? Do you think Urias will enter the rotation with Hill out?
Thanks!

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago

Would you trade Verdugo (who I’m playing right now) for Kyle Tucker in the hopes he gets traded to a club that will put up with his bad attitude and let him shine?

Very deep dynasty league.

AAron
AAron
3 years ago

Trade Verdugo for Kyle Tucker in a dynasty league? I’m playing Verdugo right now, and would have to throw a scrub in, until Tucker gets… traded (please GOD!).

Thoughts?

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Which side you like in a 16-OPS keeper?

Snell and Rendon
or
JRam, JA Happ (or Wheeler), and McNeill

Bill_Buckner
Bill_Buckner
3 years ago

Framber or Gallen ROS? Does your opinion change in a dynasty league?

Thanks in advance

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

10 team league, need speed. Trade Gallen for Buxton?

Wom
Wom
3 years ago

Cut one

Fried
Heaney
Valdez
Canning
Luchessi

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
3 years ago

More 2B ranking for Mondesi replacement!
Villar, Lourdes, McMahon, Rodgers, Chavis look like the best waiver options.

Thanks!

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago

Would you trade Gary Sanchez for JDong Martinez straight up right now?

Dynasty league, but who cares….? Trying to cash in before GSan gets hurt.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
3 years ago

Is Zac Gallen and Laureano fair for Moncada or not enough? I need a 2B to slide Baez to SS to cover for loss of Story.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is a 1 for 1 where I give Laureano for Moncada fair or a low ball offer? Should I try to get Moncoda or Yordan from the other owner? I know he would take Gallen for Yordan straight up. It’s a 10-team standard roto league.

I’m taking a big hit in SB potential with Story and Mondesi going down and Story’s power numbers.

My lineup:

C Sanchez
1B Bell
2B Lourdes
3B Rendon
SS Baez
OF Yelich, Acuna, Rosario
UTIL Hoskins
UTIL Laureano

IL Mondesi, Story

My 3 bench players are SP

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I was offered Jorge Polanco straight up for Gallen. Should I take Polanco to replace Story? Do you prefer Moncada over Polanco and is it close?

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Grey
I need to drop someone with Giles coming off IL
Pivetta
Gallen
Cooper
I am leaning towards cooper but if Pivetta gets lit up tonight he may go
It’s a 10 team keeper league
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Pal

AintLifeGrand
AintLifeGrand
3 years ago

10tm redraft 6×6 OBP and QS.

With Mondesi hitting the IL(ugh), need a replacement 2B.

Lourdes Gurriel, McNeil, odor are available options. If Hiura comes back this weekend, he is also an option. How would you rank the replacements?

Last, I need to free a roster spot. Have Carrasco on IL now. Other drop candidates are Didi, Heaney. How long of a leash are you giving radio silence on Carrasco before moving on? If holding Carrasco, who to drop of the other two? Lynn, Lester, Darvish on the wire for reference.

Thanks!!!

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

With DL slots filling up, should I hold Kyle Hendricks, or move on?

Thanks

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Which to pick up:

McNeil
Didi

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Please rank Chavis and McNeil.
2. How much difference between them and Chapman?

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Drop Jose Ramirez for Rodgers?

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Better pickup to replace Story:
Villar or Rodgers. Kinda leaning Villar because I like the stolen base upside and he has a track record of coming on in second half of seasons.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

Skip, what is your Glasnow prognosis?

I know we’ve discussed, but with the dreaded… “he looked ‘really sharp’ in first bullpen session news”… and how he’s seemingly been cleared to spit seeds and adjust his jock… just want to get current outlook.

OK to forget about him in 10 team leagues if you need the IL spot?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I hope Betts and Benintendi know I’m without Story and Mondesi for at least through next weekend, and decide to finally play up to their abilities.

Per Bud Black, Story’s injury severity and length on IL won’t be determined until after today’s game, and I couldn’t find an estimated timetable for Adalberto Mondesi. Needless to say, I need Betts and Benintendi to get hot in all 5 categories

183414
183414
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Just assume that Story and Mondesi are out for the year. But Betts and Benintendi care about your needs. Try and move on without all the drama. These injuries suck. I own Story on 5 draft teams, and Mondesi on 2. That’s life dude.

183414
183414
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

meant to say DON’T care about your needs.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I know I’m almost 50 years older than Mondesi, but I keep myself in great shape. I suffered a groin sprain 2 weeks ago. I rest for a day and go back out for my 4 mile walk. I keep restraining it. Sucks…..and I’m a retired trial lawyer who plats fantasy baseball, not an elite ballplayer with 50+ s.b. potential. If he comes back in 2 weeks and can run, then that’s awesome; I just like to live in reality and prepare for the 2nd half of the year without him. He’s been a serious stud, but then again, so has Story. I’ve won many leagues in the past, when my top 1-2 players have gone down.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Naaagh, rather be a g.mgr.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yost said he “thinks” that Mondesi shouldn’t spend more than 12 days on the I.L..
Isn’t that the doctor or trainers job ?

Still, somewhat palatable news.

GregJeffries
GregJeffries
3 years ago

Great stuff as alway Grey!

Which side are you taking –
Altuve & Lucchesi (or Severino) OR F. Montas and Ryu

Thanks again
(And sorry if this is a duplicate, tried sending this earlier but it didn’t go through)

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: the Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal? How does that work?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Would you give up Flaherty and Didi to get deGrom?

brett
brett
Reply to  Brett
3 years ago

Oops. I meant would you Flaherty and Didi for Bauer instead.

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Anddddd Mondessi to the DL :(

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Gotta hope he won’t be out much longer than the minimum

NUX
NUX
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Even so, can’t imagine he comes back and is immediately allowed to start tearing up the basepaths. Hopefully that is an incorrect statement though.

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey there Grey,

12 team Categories

Drop Sano to pick up Rodgers?

HamPorter
HamPorter
3 years ago

After weeks of making moves in a 10 team AL 5×5 roto dynasty finally took first place. Pitching staff is pretty solid but need another bat. Does Clevinger, Erod, Estevan Florial for Frankie Montas and Hunter Dozier seem alright? Thanks!

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Lost Story and now I need to know what is going on with Cooper. I don’t think anyone covers the Marlins in South Florida so it may take awhile.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Follow Craig Mish

NUX
NUX
Reply to  KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Cooper is back in the lineup for tonight by the way

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 1-10, how worried should we be about Story? is this 2016 again?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: uh oh…..

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Story replacement in what order?

Lourdes Gurriel
Brandon Rodgers
McNeil

Open UTIL/Bench slot for counting stats in what order for top two?

Laureano
C.J. Cron
M. Olson
Yordan

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

In a 10 team league, how long should we continue to hold onto Carp? I can put Baez at 2nd and Kingery at short, and also have Villar on the bench. Thanks.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok. I’ll be patient.

Capt
Capt
3 years ago

I own

Heaney
Bassitt
Valdez
Canning

Would you pick up

Fried
Yamamoto
Hudson
Gibson
Severino (Stash)
Fiers

Cats
Cats
3 years ago

Not great options, but pick 2

Elias
Romo
Kelley
Brasier

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Ouch I had Story as my SS and Mondesi as my SS/2b…hopefully Mondesi can avoid the IL

Who should i pick up to replace Story in a 6×6 OPS league: Cesar Hernandez, B Rodgers or Odor

amello_12@hotmail.com
3 years ago

McMahon or Renfore ROS-

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
3 years ago

Lost Story to the IL today. Have Mondesi at 2B, but could move him to SS and play D. Murphy at 2B (he’s been in my UTIL spot). Who to grab while Trevor is out? Options include McMahon (could fill in at 2B), Rodgers, or L. Urias? Thanks!

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Are you expecting better results from Rodgers now that he should play full time?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

depends on where you grab

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Robert
3 years ago

Yes. Go get him.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Just so I have this straight, you don’t like calling players by their own inspired, or ESPN invoked nicknames (i.e. Thor), but you actively request suggestions from the millions…… (in Rocky Maivia voice)…… and millions of Razzballiers (i.e. yesterday’s plea for Pete Alonso eggplant emoji).

I, we, feel so honored your Giancarlo loving Majesty

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

Who do you like better as a back up 2B ? I have B. Lowe and need someone to play on the days he gets benched 10 Team head to head .

Cano or B. Dozier ?

Thanks

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I hung out with a buddy of mine a few days ago who is also in my fantasy league. I’m a real life Marlins fan so I told him about Zac Gallen. Then they announced his call up. Guess whose higher waiver order outbid me for Zac Gallen this morning?

C.A. James
3 years ago

Was offered my Dahl/Odorizzi for his Amed Rosario/Bieber, and I need steals and have too many OF’s. I should just take this? It’s a redraft roto mixed 5×5 league.

C: Vasquez
1B: Freeman
2B: Moustakas
3B: J. Turner
SS: T. Turner
CI: Wil Myers
MI: K. Newman
OF: Khris Davis, Dahl, E. Jimenez, Dom Santana, Pederson
UTIL: Ohtani

Bench: Springer (IL), Castellanos, Chavis, Bichette

SP: Ryu, Paxton, Soroka, Quintana, Odorizzi, Canning, Framber, Nelson
RP: doesn’t matter

donald
donald
3 years ago

Need steals. My Stanton & Kingery enough for F. Lindor?

Bryce
Bryce
3 years ago

Heaney or Gallen ROS?

Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Can you tell I pound out all my comment at once?

Dropping Kikuchi for (hopefully someone ROS);

Fiers
Yamamoto
JUrias (God forgive him)
Pineda (God forgive me)

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’s being placed on the DL just got an alert. Grabbed Rodgers everywhere based off of that news alone.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

not good. Calling it a sprain until MRI results, but will at least spend the minimum 10 days.

Thumb tear ended his season in 2016. Not good, not good.

183414
183414
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

how do you know that they haven’t gotten the MRI results back ?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Franmil sure turned around his fortunes with 1 game. On Monday he looked like a drop candidate, all of a sudden now he is back in good graces.

20 HR can sure do wonders. Is Franmil still the one to own over Renfroe, or are they basically the same crayon just different shades?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Funny story, met while working for Crayola lol

NUX
NUX
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

My wifeee*** haha

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Story news is scaring me… I already traded Berrios for him in a keeper league where I can’t keep Story beyond this season.

Worst case scenario for a torn UCL in the thumb is season ending, right?

Hexagon, Triangle, Square, Trapezoid circle going on here!!

SlimJim13
SlimJim13
3 years ago

Grey, trade help please keeper league 6X6

Who you like this year and next

Robles $10 or Giolito $3

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Better streamer tomorrow?
Leake home vs Balt or
Boyd at Clev

Kluber Lang
Kluber Lang
3 years ago

Grey, are you starting Pivetta at Washington today?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Kluber Lang
3 years ago

Start him if you got him, only no is at Coors for me

galica
galica
3 years ago

Grey!!

The thread ended with Staten Island! How appropriate.

Careful! You know that’s how the King of Sweden died, from getting too close to his endearing public and then poof, he was assassinated. But you have DT as your body guard, I’m sure you’re safe.

Cheers,
Ante

Gollum
Gollum
3 years ago

would i be crazy to trade Vlad in a keeper league to try and win this year?

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Feeling a little queasy rolling out bieber today since the start is in Texas considering his HR rate. He’s still a start though correct? 5×5 roto league. Thanks !

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

14t obp daily

Who’s best at UTIL:
Rosario, McMahon, Kipnis, Maybin

I know it’s not great, they’re fill-ins until Pence returns or the Brewers realize Hiura belongs in the majors.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Need to drop one from DL-Carrasco, D. German or K. Hendricks.

Leaning Carrasco since there is no word on what is going on with him.

Thanks

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What does your gut tell you on when he might be back this year? I don’t need to drop him, because I have a DL slot open. But, there might be others on the DL coming back soon I may want to grab.

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

Would you drop Fried, or I. Kennedy for Gallen? I am thinking hold.

Would you drop D. German or C. Smith for Manea coming back? I am thinking no.

Thanks!

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

Recall this bad trade from yesterday?

Team 1 trades:
– Mookie, Nola, Vlad, Yates, Brantley

Team 2 trades:
– S Marte, Dallas, Chirinos, Merrifield, JD

Meant to tell u he turned down my 2 offers:
– Me: Paddack, Senzel for Nola, Colome
– Me: Cruz, Paddack for Nola and Yates

12-team so Senzel doesn’t have quiet as much value. But that second offer was more than fair I though… he justified it by saying he’s now best in league for steals, and still has more closers than anyone. But… just no.

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

12 tm 5×5 OBP redraft league

Team A gets Pete Alonso + David Dull

Team B gets Giancarlo

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

You think McMahon is a hot schmotato or think he could be putting it together? I haven’t looked into his stats behind the scenes, but this past week has been pleasing (despite not homers, he has Dahl Fever!)

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

In a 12-team H2H league, do I stick with Strahm and hope he turns it around in his next 2 starts vs. BAL and SF or drop him for Urias and hope he sticks in the rotation? Thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. I also see Strahm has passed his career high in IP. Do you think he has just hit a rough patch or is he wearing down already?

Scott Levine
Scott Levine
3 years ago

better chance for saves? Scott Oberg or Michael Lorenzen?

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Think trading Voit for Snell is too little? Should I add the likes of a Soroka, Flaherty, or German Marquez? 12 team H2H. Thinking Soroka will have IP limit as playoffs come around.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Wondering how much longer the Brewers will let Travis Shaw suck before calling up Hiura. Since his HR, Shaw is 2-16 with 9 Ks and 1 run scored

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
3 years ago

What’s up Grey

SoN hates Valdez in the Bronx today. Good call to bench him?

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories

Drop Sano for Franmil? (position doesn’t matter)

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

So are you starting gallen today or are you leaving him on the bench to see how he does?

donald
donald
3 years ago

Need SP. My Stanton for his Verlander. Or would 2 of these get Verlander or maybe Strasburg. K.Marte-T.Pham-Y.Alvarez-M.conforto-A.Riley-Domingo Santana Thanks to all.

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

you like m. minor vs Cle today? desperately looking for a QS (SON has him @$6.8)