Robbie Ray (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.84) didn’t have it last night, which you could see for yourself, because his pants are transparent. His ERA should be enough to win the AL ERA title, depending on whether or not he comes in as a reliever on Sunday in a do-or-die game. After last night, I’d turn to Nate Pearson. Ray looked like “pre-2021 Ray” right as we start to look towards 2022, which is not what you want to see. At least him and the Jays weren’t falling to the Orioles.

Ray walked guys, characteristic of pre-2021, and allowed four homers, two of each went to Aaron Judge (2-for-3), who hit his 38th and 39th homer. Also, Brett Gardner (1-for-4) hit his 10th homer, not off his incredibly weird bald head, but that would’ve been cool. Anthony Rizzo (1-for-4) went HR to the Izzo for his 21st and Gleyber Torres (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer) even got into the act. Maybe Gleyber got excited that the Orioles were being talked about, and he did it as a tribute. Aaron Boone did tell him, “Play your best game in the world, or I’ll eat your souls…” Then, Gleyber and Rizzo looked at each other and said, “And we played the first thing that came to our heads, which just so happened to be our best game in the world.” Wait, this is the best game in the world? “No,” Gleyber said, “This is just a tribute,” and, finally, “To the Orioles.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Luke Voit – Hit the IL. This guy seemed to completely vanish from fantasy baseball conversations. Stricken from the record. People have just forgotten he was an MVP candidate in 2020.

Justin Steele – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26 vs. Miguel Yajure – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.40. Cubs were a real force Yajure vs. the Pirates. *smiles, tumbles down stairs, gets to bottom of staircase, still smiling* I streamed Steele yesterday, thanks Streamonator!

Rafael Ortega – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (11) and double legs (10, 11). Ortega shells Pirates! Somewhere, Taco Bell exec, “Hmm, that’s interesting. Are the taco shells dressed as Pirates?”

Nick Pivetta – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.56, as the Red Sox are beaten up by the O’s. Established a rule last week that said if you lose to the Orioles when chasing a playoff spot, you are automatically eliminated. I’m sorry, Red Sox fans. I don’t* make the rules. *Do.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. Okay, let’s be real here, if your team is starting Pivetta in a do-or-die game, it’s bad. If your team has started Enrique Hernandez all year at leadoff? It’s bad. C’mon. They shouldn’t even be in the playoff conversation. Though, the M’s are comically competing too without hitters and pitchers. The M’s are competing for the playoffs, due to gumption.

Ian Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.58. Solid end to his season, which is all but moot because they’re headed to the playoffs, unfortunately, and now I have to root for an early exit for the Braves. By the way, that’s not the first time I’ve said mute and Ian Anderson in the same sentence. *side-eying Jethro Tull* Hey, Grey, doesn’t like hard rock, we can still hang out!

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer. So, working on the position recaps that will be released starting next week, and came across Riley, and, boy, I wanted that to look better.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.71. You thought it was bad Pivetta was pitching with the Red Sox season on the line? Enter stage left Kyle Gibson. *Gibson gets caught in the curtains* Someone please help him.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .221. Nice of him to pick up the “doing nothing but homer” thing when Rhys Hoskins could no longer.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .277. Contract year narratives are dumb, but Correa having his best season in a contract year feels right.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer. Someone said yesterday that on a ESPN podcast earlier this year they said Lowe was a DFA candidate. Not sure if it’s true, but it sounds true.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 36th and 37th homer. Albombso-so good!

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, and third homer this week. Too bad the Mets didn’t get eliminated in July. The team is finally playing with a purpose!

Joe Ryan – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.05. By starting Ryan again, I feel like a pro wrestler when they try to do the same move a third time. I went to the well one too many times!

Byron Buxton – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and his 17th and 18th homer, that gives him a new career high, which was done in 58 games. If he can play in, say, 90 games next year, the moon, Alice! Where Buxton would also manage to hurt himself. “How did you hurt your ankle? There’s no gravity.” “I was expecting gravity!”

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer. Told you he was a 2nd half buy! *dodges tomato* Sorry! *dodges a flying axe* Okay, easy!

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. I’d say that’s great rum! *burps for five minutes* Yay!

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in four games, hitting .280. Tele-Schoop out, not a bad season. Peri-Schoop in, pretty yawnstipating.

Mookie Betts – and his 23rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Mookie Best waited 158 games to get hot, unbelievable!

Corey Seager – and his 14th homer, and four homers in the last four games. When Ma Seager was asked if both her sons got the World Series, who would she root for, she said, “I have a second son?”

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Saw some site say Carlson was really finding his groove at age 22. Well, I mean he was hitting .267 in September going into yesterday’s game, and he has five homers in the month, his biggest month for power, which is saying something, but not all of it good. Can still remember the 1st two weeks of the season, kicking myself for not drafting Carlson in every league. Then in May, I filed charges against my foot for kicking myself, and that lawsuit lingered until September, when I dropped the charges. Now, my foot is countersuing (don’t ask), and it looks like it’s going to win, so I plan on settling for a pair of orthotics. Seemed fair, rather than get into a long, pronated court fight.

J.A. Happ – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.79. Mike don’t give a Shildt about the playoffs, he Just Absolutely Happ’d to keep him in this game.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was recalled. Hey, I just recalled him the other day when saying how Cavan Biggio reminds me of Hiura, and how he’s going to get sent to the minors next year if he can’t figure out how to hit. “Have you tried your elbow pad?” “Dad, things are different now!” That’s Craig and Cavan Biggio talking over things. As for Hiura, yeah, nothing was really fixed in the minors. He might need a fresh start with a new team. For his sake, hopefully that new team isn’t the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.

Luis Urias – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer. That A.J. Preller really knows what he’s doing, huh? Trading this guy to the Brewers for Grisham seemed great for a random-ass 2020 season. Preller should get his head out of his Urias.

DJ Peters – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .204. *leans into microphone* “DJ Peters,” speaking in third person, “Will now spin some of the most pumping house music.” *DJ Peters puts on death metal* “DJ Peters didn’t say whose house.”

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (31) and legs (16), hitting .244. The Rookie of the Year should be clearcut for Adolis, but Ryan Mountcastle is somehow still in the voting after playing in the majors last year for more than half the year. Adolis might win it outright either way, and, if he doesn’t, Mountcastle can investigate. “Mum, no one would ever question your love of Merchant-Ivory films.” That’s Mountcastle dealing with a new female partner.

Richard Lovelady – Underwent Tommy John surgery. The doctor who performed the surgery remarked, “Dick Lovelady? That’s also how I taught my kids the birds and bees.”

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VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

RCL #2 will be decided by 2 teams losing their ratio points for falling short of the 1000 inning minimum. One abandoned team finished at 998.2 IP.

Right now Team mdubs and Team anb11788 are tied on top with 93 points, but mdubs will gain 3 from the correction.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Looks bad for the Jays.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
11 months ago

So, no Monday baseball.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Do the RCL’s count the tiebreaker game(s)?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

They do not. I checked with Truss this morning.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

No more moves! Somehow it seems like 18,000 moves should have transformed into more league victories.

Thomas
Thomas
11 months ago

Strategy question:

I’m in a 5-5 game without a tiebreaker in a head to head championship. I’m down 5 ks, and 1 win and have a one save lead. We each have two closers and two rp spots. Do you think it’s a good idea to put two starters with rp eligibility in for the closers and try to win ks and wins? All my starters are mediocre but it’s a function of quantity in these categories. Is this a crazy idea when I need to hold saves?

Thomas
Thomas
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It would be subbing mejia, axon, or Keller for Chapman and Edwin Diaz

Thomas
Thomas
Reply to  Thomas
11 months ago

*adon

Tigres
Tigres
11 months ago

Grey! Down to the wire… I’m ahead by 9 Ks going into last day, thanks to Houck and Josiah Gray yesterday. Rolling out today Tyler Anderson, Cole Irvin, and all the Yankee relievers that I could find. No question, just sharing! Have a great Last Day of the Season!

Crazy J
Crazy J
11 months ago

Thanks for all you have done this season… the nearly-daily humor, recaps, and projections… Dodgers!!!

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

So, DFresh had a 5.31 ERA yesterday, but did record 3 wins and 46 Ks to wrap up 1st place in Crab Army. He caught me in wins and zipped past me in strikeouts to take 1.5 points from me.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah, it was a well-earned victory. Thought Truss would pull it out. Truss did beat DFresh in RCL 35, while Grimey came from 1 down yesterday to 8 ahead of DFresh in RCL 36. In that 1, he didn’t have quite the lineup of SPs to finish and only got 1 win and 28 Ks with an ERA of 5.93.

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you start Jameson Taillon?

Thanks for all your help!!!

Martin

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team 5×5 roto

I’m up 1 point going into tomorrow and I’ve got some tough decisions to make. Would appreciate your expertise. Here’s the info as best as I can deliver it:

– I can lose a point in strikeouts if the team below me catches me – he’s down 27 but has Wheeler, Cease, Uriquidy and Marquez going.

– I can gain a point in strikeouts if I catch the team in front of me – I’m down 9 and he has no starters going tomorrow.
– I can gain two points in strikeouts if I catch the team in front of him – I’m down 15 and he has Thor going and 7IP remaining.

I have 18 IP remaining and it seems like a no brainer to throw some starters, BUT I can lose a point to the 2nd place team by either giving up ERA or WHIP. Mine is 3.42/1.13 and his is 3.47/1.14

Would you throw some starters? Is so, who would you throw, if any? I picked up a bunch.
Tyler Anderson v. LAA
Tyler Alexander @CHW
Pablo Lopez v. PHI
Jameson Taillon v. TB
Wacha @NYY
Dunning v. CLE
Sanmartin @PIT

I also have these RP (I can make up 0.5 points if I catch team in front of me in saves -I’m down 2, assuming that he gets no saves tomorrow)
– Clase, Romano, Barlow, Pearson, Ashby

Roster:
SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

I also picked up some more RP if you think I should just throw a bunch of them. Added:

Knebel, Joe Kelly, Lucas Sims

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Manoah shrinks my lead to 15 all by himself. And DFresh still has 6 pitchers to go. Not looking good.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
11 months ago

I woke up thinking butterflies are dead relatives saying hi

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Oh, Baz doesn’t get out of the 3rd. Thought he was heading for a win. 30 pitches in the first, though. DFresh had both starters, so now 25 Ks behind me.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
11 months ago

Only 50 pitches I was hoping for a W

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
11 months ago

Yeah, I guess with the Rays not needing a win they weren’t interested in extending him.

Dubjay
Dubjay
11 months ago

Ok. We have come down to the wire. I’ve have some great pitching this week but haven’t been able to secure the wins/saves.
Here are the H2H pitching stats so far
My team. His
W. 3 6
Sv 0 4
K. 50. 34
Era. 2.42 2.34
Whip. 1.04. 1.07

He has Flexen vs LAA tonight
I have Means @ TOR and Odorizzi vs OAK tonight

I have no more moves left. He has 3.
Question is, do I start my guys? Means has been great lately but the Jays will be hungry. A’s have cooled off but might be out for revenge. I think I can win if I take two pitching categories and all of my batters don’t sit this weekend. Most of my bats are on playoff teams.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

Do you trust Gallen v. Col today? ($14.6)

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

101 BIG TRUSS 1387.2 IP / 105 Wins / 1526 K
99 DFresh 1399 IP / 104 Wins / 1575 K
93 Vin Morrison 1441 IP / 107 Wins / 1607 K

Looks like I will lose some points today as both are loading up on SP.

DFresh

Shane Baz @NYY
Hans Crouse @MIA
Chris Flexen vs LAA
Jesus Luzardo vs PHI
Jordan Lyles vs CLE
Tyler Mahle @PIT
Alek Manoah vs BAL
Triston McKenzie @TEX
Jordan Montgomery vs TB

Truss

Kris Bubic vs MIN
Jon Lester vs CHC
Jake Odorizzi vs OAK
Adrian Sampson @STL
Antonio Senzatela @ARI
Julio Urias vs MIL
Jesse Chavez vs NYM
Dylan Floro vs PHI
Michael Fulmer @CHW
Jake McGee vs SD

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I see you passed on Baz. I couldn’t do that, even @NYY. Of course, I would have a tough time not throwing out 9 SP, being pretty much locked into 4th. But, you also have the chance to take a half point from Laura in saves.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I see Cram had 9 pitchers yesterday and scored 5 wins! You need 19 Ks today to take a point from him. And you’re tied with Truss in wins.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

For sure, GOOD LUCK. Truss doesn’t need a 2nd place finish in that league, too.

Dude
Dude
11 months ago

What a year! Hard to believe this is a 4th place team. I guess we will give it a shot again next year. We keep 13. Who are the last 2 keepers? I know that’s a lot of SP. Would you let any of those go to keep someone else?

Alonso
Olsen
Devers
Story
Arozarena
Meadows
Scherzer
Woodruff
Burnes
Urias
Gausman

Options: Swanson, Happ, Haniger, Cronesworth, Edman, Tapia, Donaldson, Bohm, Ryu, and Hader.

pinkman
pinkman
11 months ago

QS league- other options are [email protected], Dunning vs CLE

pinkman
pinkman
11 months ago

This guy Diaz starting for SF @Sea tomorrow not on streamonator yet. Threw 98 pitches last time out. I have 1 move left in my h2h champ week and need a big start. Barely any starts above +1 on the wire right now. Need Ks- my opponent will be 2 starts ahead of me no matter what

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
11 months ago
RobMac
RobMac
11 months ago

Hey Grey! Thanks for keeping me going this season. I’m out of contention in my 11-team roto 6×6 (OBP, Sv/Hd) league but looking ahead to next year. We can keep 3 players with a 4-round draft penalty for next year. I know for sure I’m keeping Sale at Round 21.

Which two of these do you like the most:

Gausman in Round 7
Winker in Round 15
Means in Round 16

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Which catcher to start?
Kiebert Ruiz home vs Erod or
Torrens home vs LAA(Suarez)

dubjay
dubjay
11 months ago

Hey Grey,
Which one of these RP would you sit to start Megill @ ATL.
Givens @ PIT- Castillo starting. Good chance at a win. But will they blow them out
Sewald vs LAA-Sea needs to win. Has been alternating with Steck
Clase @ TEX-
Kennedy @ MIA-R.Suarez against the depleted Marlins. Good chance for an opportunity. Alcantara going for the fish
If the Braves didnt clinch yesterday I would probably just bench Megill. That being said, they did and will probably be sitting a bunch of their regular starters

ToddyBaby
ToddyBaby
11 months ago

RazzyBaby first time in a keeper league and I can only keep three:

Yordan Alvarez – $22
Bryan Reynolds – $5
Framber Valdez – $6
John Means – $6
Cal Quantrill – $5
Liam Hendriks – $10
Lourdes Gurriel Jr – $11

…what do you think?

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Mets are using Thor as an opener. Wow. He had no business pitching the last time. They continue to reach a new level when it comes to stupidity

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
11 months ago

On sunday

Will
Will
11 months ago

Allow me to present my annual “what if Buxton could stay healthy and play 155 games next year?” math –

In 97 games over 2020 and 2021 Buxton hit .282 with 31 home runs, 57 RBI and 11 steals. Prorated to 155 games that would be (drumroll….) .282 with 50 home runs, 91 RBI and 18 steals. Oh and a .608 slugging % and .927 OPS (those are the actuals over 2020 and 2021).

I think he’s good for .282 / 50 / 91 / 18 and a .927 OPS next season. Mark it in stone.

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

One more desperate streaming option for the weekend, hail mary time!
McKenzie @ Tex
Ryu vs Bal
Marquez @ Ari
Taillon vs TB
Sanmartin @ Pit

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
11 months ago

Grey –

Thanks for another great season! I’m starting to take a look at my keeper team for next year, but I can only keep 8 of the 14 below for the next 4 years. As of now, assuming similar costs, who would you choose to add to Wander and Jazz (my two surefire keepers) in a 10 team H2H league? Thanks!

Pitchers: Patino, Rogers, Sixto, Manoah, McClanahan, Sandoval, Suarez, Webb, Josiah Gray, Ynoa

Hitters: Vaughn, Abrams, Cronenworth, Grisham

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
11 months ago

Joe Ryan shat on me last night as well. Oh well I have 9 1/3 innings available unde r my max cap.

Starting Ranger Suarez over Ynoa. I hope I dont get the doulbe shat sandwich haha.

florida jack
florida jack
11 months ago

H2H POINTS

your thoughts on starting any/all of these, thanks

jose suarez @ seattle -0.1
eli morgan @ texas -3.5
josh rodgers vs boston -9.7
luzardo vs phil +5.7
lester vs stl +5.6
josiah grey vs boston +0.3

also, thanks for another great year, look forward to all the winter work and recaps

nightpandas
nightpandas
11 months ago

Down to the wire!

I’m up by 2pts on second

Batting cats too complicated to explain, rolling studs and playing matchups

Pitching cats that could be impacted:

Wins don’t matter, I’ve got a huge lead
Can’t afford a loss as I could lose 1.5, if others lose and I don’t I can pick up a 1pt
ERA i’m 0.01 off another point, 0.18 clear of next player
Whip i’m 0.02 off another point so probably irrelevant. 0.05 clear of next
two behind in saves, 5 ahead
K’s likely irrelevant – I’m 20 behind, 80 ahead of the next
K/9 I’m off by 0.03 for another point
QS irrelevant

I’m thinking of rolling out MarcoGonz tonight vs LAA and sitting Alcantara vs PHI and sitting Ynoa for sure vs NYM

Saturday – leaning starting Gausman vs SD
Sunday – leaning starting Buehler vs MIL

and gonna keep rolling out my closers – Iglesias/Givens/Fulmer for the last three days.

Anyone here you would sit (or start)?

Thanks for all your help Grey!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Just worried about a loss with Sandy

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

Was watching MLB Network yesterday. They were talking about AL ROY. This guy, Dave Valle (sp?) made his argument for Arozarena. His argument: he put up some “special” numbers. That’s it. Literally it. That network has so many guys that just throw out common phrases over and over (“he comes to play,” he’s a competitor,” “he just knows how to pitch” blah blah blah). It’s terrible. No effort.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Dan Plesac is the beat thing about the MLB Network. After that, it goes downhill.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Only fitting that they have Dan O’Dowd on to add credibility to their player personnel discussions. I remember that dufus picked the Cubs to finish 4th in their division in 2016.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

You know what’s ironic. The Phillies kicked Pivetta to the curb. He signed with the Red Sox for like $600k. The Phillies would have been better off keeping him over trading for someone like Gibson (ERA over 5 on the Phillies). God bless the Phillies. They keep doing the same thing year after year even though it’s not working, BUT they keep trying. They’re the anti-Pirates.

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Can’t wait to read your positional recaps. Your note about riley caught my attention. “Wanting it to look better”, uh oh. I know the lack of sb is an issue, but al I missing something else? Is it babip?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

His k rate is 25%. It is slightly higher than last year and higher than it was earlier this year. It is still much better than 2019.

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

Salvy didn’t homer playing on a taped up sprained ankle. What a bum.

I feel like I could have Boba Chet, Semien (or Wander), Wily Adames, and an ignored Dansby Swanson all on one team next year. It’s going to be so hard to pass up on SS unless I’m jumping the gun on your rankings of them. Not to mention Mondy’s ability to steal 30 bases in 100 games. Wonder where his ADP will be.

What do you think will be the position hard to find next year? Besides closer.

Yo
Yo
11 months ago

Start or sit Lauer tonight at Dodgers?

I’m already losing my era/whip match-up, 4.84 – 2.89 & 1.3 – 1.26 in 22 innings pitched so far. Tied in Ks and QS.

Worth the gamble? Still scheduled (for now)to pitch this weekend: gausman, webb, cease, wheeler, means

Tigres
Tigres
11 months ago

Grey! THANKS for the great work all year from you and team at RB nation! Los Tigres are TIED for first with three games left, even though we also relied on Nick Pivetta last night. Though mainly need Ks, so he was fine (good, even) for that. Any under-the-radar starters you see for streaming this weekend? Or should I just wait for the last BUY/SELL this afternoon? I’m rolling out Alcantara, Cortes, J Gray, Matz today and have Burnes and Montgomery tomorrow – may need one or at most two more SPs to secure that extra pt in Ks. Pretty much locked into ratio standings at this point.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

I have a few questions on injured players, but before I ask, I wanted to say thanks for the morning recaps and for helping me when I had questions this year. Both have helped me win my one big money league. I’ll be investing some of my winnings into the Player Rater for next season. I wanted to this year, but alas I had to make some unforeseen financial decisions and wasn’t able to do so. Will be back with it next year as it’s helped me before. Again thank you.

Do you like any of these (now and often) injured players and prospects for next season?

Jordan Hicks – will throw in the AZFL and is vying for a rotation spot.
Miguel Andujar – looking good in the minors and if his wrist is actually fully healed, he could provide 20+ HR next season.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey. I’ll be putting aside $ for the Stream-o-nator next year. It’s always good to see who to play going forward and pays itself off. It’s arguably the best tool out there as has helped me before.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I love using SoN, too, and it has often helped me gain a competitive edge, but I also consider subscribing to it something of a “tip” for all the fantastic FREE advice (often personalized in Q&A) that Grey and the other Razzwriters provide. I encourage everyone to do the same. And Grey, THANK YOU!!!

2ndCitySox
2ndCitySox
1 year ago

Wait, did you call Jethro Tull “Hard rock”? Nothing with a flute can be called hard rock.

Maybe I misunderstood the Ian Anderson post.

2ndCitySox
2ndCitySox
Reply to  c
11 months ago

I love Tull, just don’t think they are hard rock. Semantics I suppose.

Wake Up
Reply to  2ndCitySox
11 months ago

I know someone that is getting angry!

2ndCitySox
2ndCitySox
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Fair enough!
AC/DC is about where I start to classify hard rock.

Vegans
Vegans
Reply to  2ndCitySox
11 months ago

Will Ferrell’s homage to Tull was awesome in “Anchorman”.

“Aqualung.” HA!

Roll Tribe
Roll Tribe
1 year ago

Wonder-boy, what is the secret to your powers?

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

What a steal in fantasy Aaron Judge was, got him like 50th overall. Hes making a late MVP push here. From clutch hits to homers to diving catches, gunning guys out with 100mph strikes from the outfield.

Ohtani is amazing obviously but i hate giving the most valuable award to a player on a losing team. The angels are losers with or without Ohtani. Bigger losers without? sure, but losers either way. Maybe rename the award to most valuable loser?

That said, obv they giving it to Ohtani. Judge is worthy tho, the Yankees would be lost without him, and with him they just might win the whole damn thing.

If Lindor got 11 for 340 whats judge worth?

Wake Up
Reply to  LOLmets
11 months ago

It’s crazy that the biggest star on the biggest team who is actually the biggest guy in the Bigs…is constantly underrated…it’ll probably happen again next year too and I hope it does.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  LOLmets
11 months ago

I used to make that argument too, that a player is only valuable if he leads his team to the postseason. BUT, we are talking about the most valuable player in an entire league, the team is irrelevant. If you could have Ohtani or Judge on Yankees, or Ohtani or Vlad Jr on the Jays, which player is the better option? I think that’s how it needs to be positioned.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Lol I’m somewhat embarrassed I actually looked that name up to see if he was a real player. Regardless, I still think you need to take surrounding team out of the equation.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

I don’t have Steamonator so I ignored Steele. The 9 I went with recorded 45 K in 36 innings! Ratios? Didn’t really notice. Let’s see. Hmm. 8.00/1.61.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
1 year ago

Grey!!

Magnifique!

a. Special Norm MacDonald quote of the day for Wake for October 1, 2021

‘Women are attracted to funny men, it is often said. This is not true. It only appears this way because women laugh at everything a very handsome man says. So this gives the very handsome men the idea that they are funny.’

b. Norm MacDonald quote of the day for October 1, 2021

‘The only thing an old man can tell a young man is that it goes fast, real fast, and if you’re not careful it’s too late. Of course, the young man will never understand this truth.’

c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for Wake for October 1, 2021

‘I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived.’

d. Have a nice weekend!!

Cheers,
Ante

Wake Up
Reply to  Ante GALIC
11 months ago

A lot of people say she is only attracted to me for my money. I know. Why the hell do you think I made all of it?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

So Wanders gets on base 3 times and his streak ends tied with Frank Robinson at 43. Two fielders choices and an over turned review on an infield single? Who the hell reviews an IF single. The Asstros of course. FFS. Just more reason to dislike those cheaters.

I might be first, the first first since the last time I was first!

Wake Up
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Not bad for someone who can’t even order a margarita yet…