He’s done it! He’s done it! He’s done it! Aaron Judge (2-for-7, 2 runs) has hit his 62nd homer, and moved within 11 homers of Barry Bonds’ home run record! Incredible! Honestly, I’m kinda surprised no American League hitter had hit 60+ homers all during the wild, raucous 90s and early aughts when players testes were at their smallest and their biceps were at their biggest. The most shocking record still of the steroids era? With all the juicing going on, Bruce Bochy still had the biggest head. As mentioned before, this is one of the greatest seasons of all-time. Even Rudy was looking at the historical Player Rater the other day and was like, “This is the best season since the depression!” I didn’t ask him if he meant 2008, because I don’t like when he mutes me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50, and his 257th strikeout on the year, as he takes sole possession of the single-season Yankees’ record for strikeouts. All the incredible Yankees pitchers through the years, it’s shocking no one ever got to 250 strikeouts or higher. Well, Steve Howe got higher, but they didn’t count that.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 31st homer. Almost as shocking as 62 homers — okay, not quite that shocking — but Giancarlo hit .211 this year with a .297 OBP. You know I love this guy, but that is so stinky.

Oswaldo Cabrera – 2-for-6 and his 6th homer. For real, this is Atlanta Braves baseball. This is what they do so well. Why is it so hard to figure out? The game is dominated by young 20-something players who are crazy talented. Yanks should’ve been playing Cabrera since the 1st half of the season over Aaron Hicks. Or over Donaldson, as Cabrera played 3rd yesterday. This isn’t hard to understand.

Oswald Peraza – 2-for-8, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2). See what I said for Oswaldo, subtract an O.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91 vs. Jon Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96. This start was labeled as a “Meh going in” and was a “Meh going out.” A two-way meh.

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer. How is it that people in 5×5 leagues look at everything Adolis Garcia does well and think, “Meh, he doesn’t take enough walks?” Seriously, how? How, he screamed at the reflection of himself. Only it wasn’t his own reflection but himself at the age of 85.

Brandon Belt – He’s optimistic for next year after having knee surgery. Not at all related to how he’s feeling, but he’s also a free agent. That is totally and completely unrelated.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in two games. Guess how many homers he has. C’mon! Two homers in two games! Guess! Wrong, seven. He has so few homers I still need to spell the number out.

Marco GonzalesMariners said Marco would be left off the playoff roster, which means he will pitch as many innings today as he can go. This might be the only actionable fantasy advice you get today. Go forth, young man, and prosper, while bizarrely covering your bald spot.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. You cannot predict injuries. I’m not predicting injuries. With that said, I don’t know how you can ever predict Haniger for more than 100 games.

Victor Reyes – 2-for-8, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. One last hot schmotato alert!

Spencer Torkelson – 5-for-9, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. How much punishment is too much punishment so I don’t draft a guy next year? Whatever it is, Torkelson did it this year. That’s your answer.

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.75. Astros throwing a no-hitter thru 8 innings vs. the Phils is such a brutal wake-up call after the Phils clinched. It’s like, “Congrats on making the playoffs, maybe we’ll see you in the World Series,” then a patronizing pat on the back. Verlander also stamps his Cy Young ticket in one of the more improbable pitcher seasons. If you say it’s not that improbable, then why weren’t you drafting him until 100th overall?

Jeremy Pena – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, 2nd homer in the last three games. For no particular reason, let me point out for the last time Correa has 22 homers.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .258. Of course, Mr. H2H in all his consistent glory got his 30th homer.

Brendan Rodgers – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Good to see the Rockies making do with Rodgers. The Rockies actually make do with everyone. “Making do” as defined by Merriam-Webster’s seventh definition, as in doing poop.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, as he hit leadoff. 161 games in and Bud Black looks at Grichuk and thinks, “He’d make a good leadoff guy.” Absolutely incredible.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.87. A complete game shutout! Wow, what a way to end the year. If a baseball pitcher from the early 1900’s read any of this, it would be as foreign as a different language. Though, I guess they had rain in the early 1900s. Maybe. What, I’m a historian now?

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .305. Yo, has Bogaerts become a light-hitting average-only guy? Not to answer, but to ruminate for the next three months.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3 and his 22nd homer, hitting .243. Been working on the top 20 positional recaps that will start coming out next week, and in the catcher one, there’s two Contrerases (Contrarii?), two Braveses (Bravii?) and two Royals (and no King Charles).

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Streamed this schmohawk yesterday — Tigers Woods fist pump — but also streamed his opponent, Braxton Garrett (4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.58), because I’m streaming literally everyone. Each night for the last week, I’m like Harrison Ford on Air Force One screaming, “Get off my team!”

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-2 and his 13th homer. There’s my preseason sleeper! *dodges tomato* Hey, so it didn’t work out. *dodges another tomato* Okay, I get it! *tomato hits its mark, my head* Ow!

Javier Assad – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.11 vs. Luis Cessa – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57. You have one more day to exploit what I keep saying. I’m not sure what the Streamonator is saying, but the Reds and Cubs raised the white flag about four months ago, and it wasn’t like a normal-colored flag that their mom just washed with bleach.

TJ Friedl – Hit the IL. Then change his name to FrieIL. It’s gross how he uses DL.

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 4 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69. I have to set an iCal reminder for next year to remind myself that hitters all check out a few days before the end of the season. I mean, even Sean Manaea, Giolito and Berrios looked good in the final few days!

Garrett Mitchell – 2-for-4 and a slam (2) and legs (7). How about a cyclops with a monocle? Oh, wait, there is no time for that. Sigh.

Riley Adams – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He knocked Carlos Carrasco out of the game before he could get the win, and that was the moment I began to sob openly.

Brandon Nimmo – 6-for-8, 6 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer. Nimmo found two!

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-8, 2 runs, and his 9th homer, hitting .326. Looks like he will win the NL Batting Title, and, he’s got a career average of .307 in over 2000 plate appearances. McNeil’s quietly been That Guy for a while. That Guy doesn’t get much acclaim. That Guy doesn’t tip very well. That Guy doesn’t sound great. Maybe McNeil’s not That Guy. Can he be That Other Guy?

Francisco Alvarez – 2-for-2 as he hit his 1st major league homer. How tall is this guy really? He’s listed as 5′ 10″, but is that on his tippy toes? He was wearing the Mets’ pinstripes yesterday, which should lengthen him, and he still looked super tiny.

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.90. Oh, heck yeah, very cool how he’s now making it seem like we were all crazy for hating him all year. Who are you, Lucas Gaslighto?

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (17) and legs (18). Elvis Andrus being the best fantasy White Sox hitter in the 2nd half might just say a bit about the White Sox hitters more than it says about Andrus.

Luis Arraez – 1-for-4, hitting .315. With talk of Luis Arraez having a comfortable lead in the AL batting race, I was trying to remember what year Carney Lansford won the batting title, so I went to his Wikipedia page and I didn’t expect to find such a robust personal life:

Reporter, assigned with catching up with Carney, “I really love Bo Bichette too, Carney. The way he stays on each pitch–” Carney, unamused, interrupts, “I didn’t say Bo Bichette, I said Boba Fett.” Also in Carney’s Personal Life section, there’s this doozie, “He claims to be a direct descendant of Sir Francis Drake, who died with no known children.” The “no known children” is the absolute chef’s kiss. Now I want Carney Lansford on the podcast! I have a great track record with Oakland A’s players from the 80s into the early-90s.

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Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Thank to you Grey I pulled out a championship! Thanks for all of the help.

How high do you think you’ll be on Bobby Witt next year? His numbers seem to have gone unnoticed thank to J Rod.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Awesome thanks.

fivepoundbass
fivepoundbass
1 month ago

I read most days, but rarely post. Just want to say thanks for another great year.

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Grey, what kind of career are you anticipating for Gimenez? Can he become a star?

Thanks!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 month ago

1)     Need saves. Worried Edwin Diaz might not be available today, since he pitched yesterday and the playoffs start in 2 days. Keep him in lineup, or look elsewhere? Was planning on keeping A. Diaz & Acevedo on bench, since they seem likely to be unavailable today also. Available on waiver wire: Finnegan (@NYM).

2)     H2H. 4 of 5 hitting categories are close: I lead runs by 2, RBI by 1 and SB by 2; I trail AVG by .010. I am already starting: C – Haase, 2B Mateo, SS (or OF) A. Rosario, OF Ad. Garcia, OF Teoscar. Which 2 of the rest to bench:

Hot last 14 days:
1B C. Walker (@MIL-Burnes-lifetime 1 for 6, single)
1B/OF S. Brown (vs. LAA-Ohtani-2 for 15, single, double),
OF Haniger (vs. DET-T. Alexander-1 for 4, HR),

Okay last 14 days:
1B/2B/3B/OF Drury (vs. SF-bullpen game),
UTIL Ohtani (@Oak-Waldichuk),

Cold last 14 days:
3B J. Turner (vs. COL-Gomber-6 for 10, 3 2B, HR)
OF Ozuna (@ MIA-E. Hernandez-8 for 15, 2 HR)

NUX
NUX
1 month ago

The Jonathan India experience this year… dood tried to F me one last time!!! Getting scratched just before lineups lock. This league will be decided by a Run, HR, RBI or two. Nice try Jonny!!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Tapia can eat a D too!

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
1 month ago

Hey all. Need some help
I can’t exceed my ip limit but need to keep up in both the QS and sv/hld category. Currently leading QS by 1. Currently losing sv/hld cat by 1.

I only have 15.2 ip left before the cap which I cannot exceed or I’ll lose.

1 have 4 rps and 2 sp (civale and sampson) to go today. My opponent has 1 sp going today (Davis Martin) and 5 rp

Do I risk going over my ip and throw both sp? Or if I only throw one which one?
(Civale vs KC or Sampson @cin)

Need some help – I’m cracking like a bad stucco job

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir
I wish you a great offseason from fbb

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 month ago

Well time to get ready for next year. Let’s roll up our sleeves and crack our knuckles. (Not you Ozzie)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 month ago

I’m happy to say that I have arranged (read:benched) my pitching in the victory formation in my closest league. This should work out well provided Adrian Sampson does not throw a perfect game. Now this is a situation even I am feeling good about.

I haven’t asked, but how are leagues going this year Grey?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oof. That Berrios business has been ugly. I don’t think he’s this bad. It got to the point I was intentionally running hot hitters out there who were facing him. I’ve always thought he’s under performed his stuff. Hey, at least your not stuck with him for the next 6 years at 18 mil per.

Btw, solid Steve Howe reference in the write up.

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 month ago

No advice needed today. Just wanted to say ‘thanks’ for your perspective during the season & all the content you put together. Love this site!

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
1 month ago

Hello Grey, thank you for both an informative and entertaining read this season. Finished 3rd in my dynasty league with the following question for next year. I can keep 3 starters, scoring is Wins, Ks, ERA, WHIP and QSs. Please rank. Sandy Alcantara, Kyle Wright, Tony Gonsolin, Chris Bassitt, Aaron Nola, Tyler Anderson, Jesus Luzardo, Hunter Greene, Tyler Glasnow, Dustin May, Edward Cabrera.
Thanks again. See you next year

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. Would you drop either Oneil Cruz or Gunnar Henderson in order to keep a 4th pitcher?

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Would you drop Oneil Cruz or Gunnar Henderson to keep a 4th pitcher?

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks x2

BasementArtie
BasementArtie
1 month ago

Thanks for your help in getting a solid second place finish this year. Mum’s the word on Severino for next year(yesterday’s column). I made the mistake of recommending Razzball to a buddy in the league and now he’s picking up the same guys I’m targeting. Problem is he gets up earlier. Anyway, thanks. Your advice is the best around.

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

This double header really screwed things up. It was going to be so nice to have all the games start at the same time so we could know every starting lineup. Now we just have to guess, ugh.
Also changing the name going forward Grey, trying to go incognito so people in my leagues don’t figure it’s me.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

Great new handle, but if we start calling you LJS, people might think we’re talking about Long John Silver’s.

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

H2H final day. Need HR and RBI. Danny Janssen DH 1st game of doubleheader batting cleanup. Maybe catching 2nd game? Though Kirk not catching 1st game either. Was going to pick up De La Cruz but not even sure he’s playing today and have to add either before 1st game starts at 12:35. Go with Janssen hoping he plays both games? Or take the chance De La Cruz is playing and would he be your choice if he is? Whit is available also but looking more for power. Thanks for all your humor and advice this year. It’s been truly appreciated.

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

De La Cruz is in the lineup batting 3rd

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Just saw it. So go Bryan over Danny? Even with the outside chance Janssen plays both games? Just afraid Kirk will start 2nd game even though Janssen is DH in game 1.

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Will do, Thanks again!

bmmolter
bmmolter
1 month ago

h2h champ pitching strategy question. 6×6 league with QS and k/bb for pitching and OPS for hitting. I’m currently leading 9-2-1 but the offensive cats can still go either way so i’m trying to protect pitching.

I’m leading in all 6 pitching cats. for the sake of ratio context, I’m at 102.2 IPs, he’s at 99 IPs

ERA – I lead 2.10 – 3.00
WHIP – I lead 0.906 – 1.081
K/BB – I lead 4.61 – 3.85
QS – I lead 7 – 4
Saves – I lead 4 – 0
K – I lead 106-104

Considering benching all my pitchers to protect the ratios and gamble my opponent can’t get 3 QS or 4 Saves to cost me those categories. My SPs are all question marks anyway – Clevinger, Oviedo, Tyler Alexander, Varland

His SPs today – Domingo German, Davis Martin, Ashcraft. His relievers (none of whom are main save options for their teams) – Fairbanks, leclerc, jhoan duran, seranthony

Do you agree with me benching all my pitchers?

Thanks Grey.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
1 month ago

Looking for some early thoughts on my keeper situation. Can keep up to 12 with no implications (salary, draft pick, etc.). If you don’t keep 12, you round out the rest of your roster in a supplemental draft that is completed prior to the actual draft. League is 10 teams with h2h category scoring (6×6 with OPS and holds).

I have 8 “locks”:
Ohtani (SP + U eligible)
JoRam
Acuna
Soto
Julio
deGrom
Wander
Manoah

For my other 4, I can choose from:
Olson
Gilbert
Freddy
Bassitt
Buehler
Hader
Ketel
Grayson Rodriguez
Varsho

Currently leaning towards Olson, one of Gilbert/Peralta, and, depending on how the offseason/ST looks, Grayson. This would leave me with 1, maybe 2, pick(s) in the supplemental draft where, in a worst case scenario, I just select a player that I let go.

Thoughts?

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 month ago

H2H championship going into final day. The only P stat still up for grabs is saves.

Is Leclerc still the Rangers closer? Despite not pitching since 9/29, a different TX reliever got the save chance yesterday.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
1 month ago

tied 6-6 in my championship h2h, I’ve got Ohtani and Framber and he’s got Merrill Kelly Adrian Sampson and Johan Oviedo going. Should be a fun final day!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Old School Brother
1 month ago

We’re all pulling for you!

Coolwhip
1 month ago

are there any wildcard spots still undecided or is today just ceremony league-wide?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 month ago

I think all the spots are decided and I don’t think there is even any seeding that could be changed but I am not totally sure on that one

VASH
VASH
1 month ago

What is your take on Oswaldo Cabrera. I have him and wondering his upside. Long term keeper?

Seth
Seth
1 month ago

Well, absent a total collapse, it looks like I’ve won my league. Grey, my thanks to you and the whole Razzball team for the help. (Shout out Joey Bart for his invaluable work on Sundays!) By the way, friends in my league asked me yesterday how I knew about some of the pick-ups I’ve made and rather than keep it a trade secret, I gave them Razzball’s name. So I’m guessing 2023 is going to be a tougher year…

Speaking of, would love to get your end-of-season thoughts on my keepers. I’ll probably ask this again closer to next year but figured I’d get a feel right now. This is NL-only 5×5 roto… which five of these contenders would you keep, and which is your #6 just missing the cut?

Tyler Stephenson $0
Jake McCarthy $0
Hunter Greene $1
Nick Lodolo $1
Thairo Estrada $1 (I know but: #20 hitter on ESPN’s player rater!)
Freddy Peralta $8
Sandy Alcantara $9
Ranger Suarez $11
Austin Riley $12
Trea Turner $26

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, I’ve got a tough call. I thought you’d laugh at Thairo being included on that list, let alone potentially one of the top 5 on it. But hey, can’t knock the season…

Mikeal
Mikeal
1 month ago

I am 4 points back of first, and certainly within striking distance.

I need to make up 30K, 0.008 WHIP, 2 QS for 4 points to tie. If I get that and some help, I can win. Thankfully, for the K and WHIP, both people I’m chasing have reached there IP limit, and for QS, I’m chasing 2 guys and the only SP either has going is Bailey Falter.

I have the following pitchers starting:

Sampson, Valdez, German, Gonzalez, Kershaw

Should I be sitting any of these guys at all? I am only 0.05 ERA away from a -1, and only 0.005 WHIP away from losing -1

Thanks for everything you do, you help me all season long with your articles and you always respond to question. Simply the best place for fantasy on the web!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mikeal
RoarOf84
RoarOf84
1 month ago

What does the Stream-o-nator think of the following SPs going today? Main category target is wins but with ERA and WHIP also being somewhat close, obviously, don’t want a blow up either.

Pivetta (vs. TB)
Sunday Schnitzel (at TEX)
Civale (vs. KC)
Sampson (at CIN)

Already have Ohtani going (at OAK) and my opponent has Burnes vs. (ARI).

Thanks for all the insight and help you provide all season! One of the first things that I do every morning is read your write up on the night before.

Last edited 1 month ago by RoarOf84
Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
1 month ago

Your help and humour throughout the season are appreciated as always, Grey.

My NL and mixed league seasons have been long cooked, but a few weeks ago I thought I had faded in AL to a solid money finish after being in 1st most of the season (and last year’s champ). Well, one Whit Merrifeld hot streak later (picked him up cheap in a trade late) among other things, one day left in the season and I am in a literal tie for first in this roto with a few rate stats among others close to the hundredths. I *think* I’m in trouble because Verlander’s unnecessary performance yesterday might have been each of our final starts and really lowered his WHIP. But this close, it’s really a coin flip.

I don’t have questions or anything more insightful than that. You can find me this evening with the league scoring page open and a cold beverage in hand sweating out the last ABs.

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

2 more last night mean at least 13 times a pitcher has been pulled after throwing 5 or more innings of no-hit ball. It is the 3rd time for Verlander alone! Line last night was the same as his September 16 effort vs Oakland, except 1 more K this time.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
1 month ago

this is the biggest noggin in baseball

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LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
1 month ago

i still would not be surprised if we later find out Judge was on steriods or some other supplement

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

looks like a tick ready to pop

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
1 month ago

Only since this guy retired

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Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Thank you for all the insight, humor and advice, fell short coming in second in my 13 team 5×5…Looking strong for next year…keep one Bubba…or Oswald Peraza…thanks again!

Derek Dust
Derek Dust
1 month ago

Dude, thank you….
You make me laugh every morning.
Appreciate your daily intel.

MarmosDad
1 month ago

I needed that Steve Howe *Lol* on a cold Wednesday morning. Thank you, sir!

Cubby
Cubby
1 month ago

I appreciate the help all season. Having to wake up every morning and answer around 100 questions and follow ups isn’t easy. Thanks for being there all year.

In a points league…..

A) is Trey Mancini a good buy low? If he stays in Houston, he may play if Gurriel retires. But if he goes elsewhere, chances are he’ll play.

B) Are you buying Jorge Soler for next year? He has a player option. I wonder if he’ll choose to stay in Miami or try elsewhere. Either way, he’s a 25 HR bat, right?

C) Other potential buy lows….can Ramon Laureano bounce back and be healthy and productive? Can Harold Ramirez consistently hit over .300 for a season?

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

All would be $1 for 3 years to be dropped whenever I want.

Laureano and Soler might be one year wonders honestly.

As for Ramirez, +4 for a single, 7 for a double, 10 for a triple and 14 a HR. No power to speak of, but doesn’t strike out a lot….too low wall rate to really care about. So year probably not as I talk myself out of it. Haha

galica1234
galica1234
1 month ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!!

a. Signed up just about everyone out there, Os Double-header included. Expecting a big night from Aguilar, Stower and Vavra. Saw how tight Vavra and Stower are on the Os bench when I attended the Os game on September 16 at Toronto. They are tight bros.

b. Just my luck to sign up Chafin and Soto for last night’s debacle. Dropped both for bats and arms for tonight’s Armageddon.

c. Tied for first in this league (5×5, dynasty, roto, weekly locks, 12 teams). Will ask The Itch tomorrow afternoon. Wanted to get your opinion too. Would you add anything to this team? First in all 5 offensive cats, pitching well, gulp.

Runs-1095
HR-350
RBIs-1122
SBs-160
BA-.264

W-63, 9th
K-1098, 9th
S-121, 1st
ERA-3.40, 5th
WHIP-1.165, 8th

To win this year, I need to maintain my standings in ERA. Other cats shouldn’t affect things.

This week’s pitching line so far.

18 IP, 10H, 6BB, 24K, 1 S, 0.50 ERA, 0.899 WHIP

Kirk
Alonso
India
Devers
Witt
Meneses
Cruz
Carroll, Garcia, Harris, Judge, Jul-Rod
Gunnar
Bench Oswaldo, Jung, Greene

SP Hunter Brown, Glasnow, Lodolo, McKenzie, Civale, Lorenzen
RP Fairbanks, Hendriks, Romano
Bench Contreras, Cortes Jr, Suarez

Pitching available
Grayson
Espino
Taj Bradley
Bobby Miller
Max Meyer
Eury Perez
Quinn Priester
Jack Leiter
Ben Brown
Jordan Wicks

I want to add for the future but also be in Win today mode.

I’m leaning to add Eury Perez and Grayson for a drop of Civale and Lorenzen.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for October 5, 2022

‘The seven dwarfs were each on different little trips. Happy was into grass and grass alone … Happy, that’s all he did. Sleepy was into reds. Grumpy, too much speed. Sneezy was a full blown coke freak. Doc was a connection. Dopey was into everything. Any old orifice will do for Dopey. He’s always got his arm out and his leg up. And then, the one we always forget, because he was Bashful. Bashful didn’t use drugs. He was paranoid on his own. Didn’t need any help on that ladder.’

From, Toledo Window Box (1974)
Cheers,
Ante

realquiz
realquiz
1 month ago

Last late night Daily Notes of the season? Or do we get a fantasy-irrelevant late night post Wednesday night too…?

I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have one move left and I need a stolen base or two.
Are there any teams (or players) who will still be swiping bags tomorrow? Should I target a Padre (Kim?) or a Phillie (Stott?)? Or someone else who has been recently swipe-happy (McCarthy, Baddoo, Estrada, Hamilton?)???

realquiz
realquiz
Reply to  realquiz
1 month ago

Or I could leverage the TOR @ BAL twin bill and pick up Whit or Tapia, then hope for a SB or two (and Runs – I forgot to mention I’m tied in Runs, too). The Hittertron has been pretty worthless with steals the last few weeks so I’m hesitant to rely on the robot.

Russ
Russ
Reply to  realquiz
1 month ago

Related question, do you think Tapia would be one of the few Jays to start both games? Since it’s a meaningless double header I can’t imagine a lot of stars play both

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Tapia has been their everyday LF since Sept 16th, he is batting 2nd in the first game. He’s young and isn’t a star, so decent bet he’ll play both but we’ll see