The rich keep getting richer and the poor get poorer.  The middle is being squeezed.  When I Google, “What happened to the middle class?”  I found some socioeconomic theories on Yahoo Answers, and ads to get rich quick and stop having to “steal food from Whole Foods.”  Okay, I have no idea how they know about that, but, if you switch a price tag, it is not exactly stealing.  It’s redistributing “gummies made with real fruit juice.”  All of this is fascinating and all, but I was trying to find out what is happening to the middle class of starters!  Aaron Nola (8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks) and Max Scherzer (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks) faced each other, and both pitchers have ERAs of 2.13.  Not surprisingly, the police code for fantastic use of arms is 2.13.  Again, there’s top starters with a sub-3 ERA, and there is a ton of starters above 4.00 ERA that I don’t want, but where are the 3.50 ERA pitchers?  Doesn’t it feel like this middle class of pitchers has shrunk?  *coming across something on the internet*  Hmm, maybe this article by a Harvard professor in The Economist will explain it to me.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  After watching a few years of ODB, watching a Wu Tang documentary on Amazon Prime and painting a Wu symbol on my face, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, Odubel is the type to go from incredibly cold to crazy hot in a blink of an eye.  If he was dropped in your league, I’d go back in.

Pat Neshek – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  I need saves, so I picked up Neshek.  Do I think he’s getting the next save or pitching with one out in the 6th inning?  I’d say it’s about 50/50.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 1.71.  I nearly put deGrom in the opening lede with his opponent, Madison Bumgarner (8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.88), but I’m super OCD about not mixing two games in the lede.  Occasionally, the circumstances call for it.  Like if Acuña were to hit three homers in a game and elsewhere in the country, Jose Urena were to be hit by three lighting bolts, I’d prolly mention them both, but it’s best if you keep things very focused.  And, over-the-internet friend, I’m focused like a hummingbird on three packets of Sugar in the Raw.  Any hoo!  DeGrom (cap in the beginning of a sentence) and Bumgarner did a Swayze-spinning-Jennifer-Grey-above-his-head bit of Dirty Dancing and it was gorge.  DeGrom has been all year, and Bumgarner is just a has-been.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in two days.  What Frazier is doing right now we call in the biz, “Holy crap, doode’s so freakin hot, grab him now.”  There’s only one cure, which is, ironically, us grabbing him, but we do it anyway.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Jay Bruce – Set to return today.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I’m not casting a performance piece called, The 2011 All-Star Game!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Not really a fan of older players (ageist!), but Longoria does appear to be a hot schmotato too.

Artie Lewicki – Headed for Tommy John surgery.  If you’re wondering why I’m mentioning a character from the original The Odd Couple, I’m not sure.  I’m told Artie plays baseball.

Welington Castillo – Returned from suspension but went straight to the DL with a shoulder injury.  Now, you know where’s the boeuf.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but I wouldn’t trust Boyd.  Sorry, Mr. Robot.  I stopped liking that show too.  Sorry again, Mr. Robot.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .293.  The Greek God of Hard Contact stands on a mountain of Greek diner gravy fries and bloviates about his hard contact.

Ronny Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Someone better check him for Ron-Ron juice!  He had solid Triple-A stats, but he’s also old for the minor leagues, and presumably a Quad-A player.

David Price – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  *knocks on lede*  “Hey, you guys think I could get mentioned with Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer?”  “No.”  As bad as, say, Verlander has been in the 2nd half, Price has been that good.  His 2nd half ERA is 1.09 in 41 1/3 IP.  Zoinks.

Yu Darvish – Expects to be fully healthy for 2019.  Hopefully, he’s a better psychic than he was a pitcher this year.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .270.  HR to the Rizzo!

Cole Hamels – 9 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks and his ERA on the Cubs is 0.79.  Don’t want to say this is a total shock, because I literally said on the Trading Deadline podcast that Hamels could easily be a 1.50 ERA pitcher on the Cubs, because it’s a small sample size — that’s what she said!

Javier Baez – 3-for-5, 3 runs and a slam (27) and legs (21), hitting.295.  Or as Yasiel Puig exclaimed yesterday, “Go me!”

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, an absolute bomb to left-center that broke a concourse wall.  Tildaddy says you better caulk that hole!  Of course, then Acuña immediately got hit by a pitch in his next at-bat.  If the Marlins are going to hit Acuña after every home run, he should homer, then go to the plate in his next at-bat dressed like a waiter at Medieval Times.

Charlie Culberson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but Culberson has been hot for a few weeks, and I like him a little bit.  Guess that means I have a Chubberson.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, and his 8th homer, to go with his 24 steals.  Not in this game, but you can’t spell Rickey Henderson without Ender.

Trevor Cahill – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44.  The Ghost of Sherman Hemsley, “It’s gonna take a whole lotta tryin’ to get over that, Cahill.”

Khris Davis – 1-for-5 and his 39th homer.  If in about five years, a 40-homer-hitting Kris Davis comes along, I’m gonna swear all Chris Davises are Russian nesting dolls.

Max Kepler – 1-for-4, and his 18th homer, and three homers this week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because:  he’s Max Kepler.  But he has been hot.

Mallex Smith – 3-for-4, 27th steal, hitting .307.  Mallex P. Stealin a capitalist because he’s capitalizing on weak catcher arms, so maybe he could explain the shrinking middle class of starters.

Corey Knebel – Demoted to Triple-A.  Knebel will have time to think about why his Twitter history isn’t more incendiary.

Christian Villanueva – Likely done for the season with a fractured middle finger.  Ton of middle finger injuries this year, huh?  I haven’t seen this many problems with middle fingers since the sign language convention seminar, “How To Properly Sign A Rap Concert.”

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week.  Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Kyle Freeland – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’m a big proponent of avoiding starters in Coors, but I’ve owned Freeland for about a month, and he’s been one of my best pitchers.  His ERA is 2.96, and it’s even better at home!  His ERA in Coors is 2.27!  Holy Marla Gibbs!

David Dahl – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Don’t worry, soon he’ll be benched for Matt Holliday.  Oh (their reliever), I’m getting to it; I’m popping a vessel getting to it.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  And the nerve of the Rockies to bat Holliday above Dahl and Desmond!

Matt Holliday – 0-for-3 as he was called up by the Rockies.  The scouts say he has a quick stroke to the ball and severe male pattern baldness from either years of steroids, being hella old or a combination of both.  The Rockies are such idiots to sign Holliday and now who is he going to take time from?  Dahl?  Desmond?  What a jizzoke.  I don’t even like CarGo, and Holliday shouldn’t take time from him either!  This is almost as bad as the Mets benching guys to get Bautista, Bruce, Reyes and the rest of the 2011 All-Star Game roster some at-bats, but at least the Mets are out of the playoff hunt.  Hey, Rockies, maybe bring back Larry Walker too.  Where’s he?  In his backyard doing a pickup Hunger Games?

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Hater Bell
Grey
3 years ago

THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS********

ERad
ERad
3 years ago

You have any faith in Reynaldo Lopez today @ DET – SON hates it (-4.8)?

I mean it’s the Tigers come on, but I know if I bench him – he’ll go out there and throw a gem

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

Hey Grey – had a rough week of poor starts in my 12-team keeper where I was angling to make a push from 2nd to first.

Looking to next year, I’ve still got an offer of my $21 Harper ($24 next year) for his $12 Bryant ($15 next year) and $0 Buehler ($3 next year). With Kris ramping up, which side do you prefer? Is it close?

For context, here are what my keepers would look like if I did or didn’t do the trade:

Option A – KEEPERS (no trade – $260 budget)
$24 Harper
$34 Betts
$16 JDM
$26 Acuna
$21 Rhysus
Plus two of: $4 Anderson, $11 Clev, $3 Mikolas, $26 Blackmon, $4 Matt Chapman, $8 Peraza.

Option B – Keepers (with trade)
$15 Bryant
$34 Betts
$16 JDM
$26 Acuna
$21 Rhysus
$3 Buehler
Plus one of: $4 Anderson, $11 Clev, $3 Mikolas, $26 Blackmon, $4 Matt Chapman, $8 Peraza.

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
I like the bryant side as yu get to keep Bueler. He is the aire apparent to Clayton.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

As a Mets fan I’m hoping the Mets give Plaw-Dawg all the starts he can handle behind the plate now that Mesorasco is going on the DL. Plus, C is such a wasteland that I if I pick him up, he hopefully won’t hurt me since my league counts OBP as a category.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
The Mess traded a rejuvenated, somewhat, ‘Black Night” for Mesorcao, who should have to wear his catchers mask in public, what with a face that scares kids, adults and even animals.

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

J. Villar or L. Gurriel Jr.?

Thanks

Your Mothers Lover
Your Mothers Lover
3 years ago

Ian Desmond or Matt Chapman H2H – the rest of the way?
Coin Flip?
Best Fantasy Baseball Website. Went from 9th to 4th by just listening to the advice here.

your mothers lover
your mothers lover
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Mallex Smith is also available.

Your Mothers Lover
Your Mothers Lover
Reply to  Your Mothers Lover
3 years ago

@Your Mothers Lover:
Mallex Smith is also available

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

Choose 2 out of Villar, Melky, Dahl. 12 tm h2h

Would you want Trivino or Archie Bradley ROS?

Thank you, mi beisbol amor

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
3 years ago

I remember when ‘Caulking Holes’ was my nickname in college. Ah Those were the days!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I mean, why not. Who wouldn’t want to do something inappropriate to a pie???!?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Would you stream VV @ Tor. Son has him at +4.7. His road ERA is 2.97 and since the break his ERA. is 3.03.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

Would you start CC tonight @BAL in QS league?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey u starting any of
Heaney at home vs Houston
Matz at home vs Wash
Fulmer at home vs White Sox

Rickey
Rickey
3 years ago

Rickey can’t believe you mentioned Inciarte in the same breath as Rickey. Rickey won Rickey’s 5×5 fantasy baseball league by drafting Rickey in the first round every year, and Inciarte is merely SAGNOF waiver fodder.

NowWatchMeYuuuu
NowWatchMeYuuuu
3 years ago

Start Musgrove @MIL, Keuchel @LAA, neither or both tonite?

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

In search of saves down the final stretch….

Britton or Neshek (I have Dominguez)

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Trevor Cahill splits:
8 home starts – 0.85 ERA
8 road starts – 6.92 ERA

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Mega, super, duper, uber extreme. And it’s like, okay, do both have to normalize so fade those numbers? Or play the trend? Or how about I just don’t own him the rest of the way and avoid the aggravation all together?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I don’t know, how many guys have extreme home/road splits like that? Most guys have better home stats, but these are so extreme, it’s hard to trust either side.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Would you stream VV @ Tor. Son has him at +4.7. His road ERA is 2.97 and since the break his ERA. is 3.03.

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, u starting any of
Heaney at home vs Houston
Matz at home vs Wash
Fulmer at home vs White Sox

M
M
3 years ago

drop Odor for Musgrove? already have altuve and cano…..

could use another starter but someone could pick up odor and use him against me..ahh

M
M
Reply to  M
3 years ago

or drop Cahill?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  M
3 years ago

@M: Drop Cahill…Houston next.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  M
3 years ago

@M: I’d drop Cano before Odor.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Start D-Rod today just coming off DL against Texas?

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

Jose Quintana is on waivers. Do I grab him for Saturday @ home vs. CIN? SON approves, but I’ll roll with the FML’s advice any day the week and twice on Fridays.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha, thanks! SON has him at $20+.

I’ve got CC Sabathia slated to go tonight @ BAL…but SON went sour on him over night. Would you roll him fresh off the DL?

My other options for the weekend are
1. Rich Hill vs. SD (definitely starting)
2. Mikolas @ Coors (planned to sit)
3. Fiers @ MIN
4. Pivetta @ TOR
5. Gausmann @ MIA
6. Bieber @ KC

Thoughts on which 5 I should roll out there?
Currently caught in a 3 way tie for 1st in h2h…but with a 2 week loss streak I could be out of playoffs.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: appreciate ya brothah!

Tinman95
Tinman95
3 years ago

Would your pick up Herrera over one of the following:

Boxberger
Iglesias
LeClerc
Osuna

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

A random vent.. You know what is worse than owning Pivetta on and off all year? It’s subjecting myself to H2H leagues. In 2nd fighting for a playoff buy, cold bats, then I see total points stats across 10 categories for the season and realize I’m 18 points ahead of 2nd place and all but sealed up a championship. Well Ef me, thanks for reading

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
3 years ago

Man, what to do with Carlos Martinez?

They say he’s all bullpen now, but I can clearly imagine a scenario where I drop him as an RP, and they change their minds later and give him starts again.

Jogon
Jogon
3 years ago

Keeper league, keep 5 sp but i could win this year.

Need to drop 1 or 2 sp to get hitters.

Ray, hamels, j.gray, gausmann, folty or koppesch

Who should I drop ?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Hey Hey Grey,

Another outstanding web log posting, sir!

Our skin job friend, SoN, has some love for SF starters hosting TEX this weekend, and I’m kinda intrigued by Dereck Rodriguez tonight ($14). Yea? Nay?

Also, has your Fiers-lessness about tomorrow’s start against MIN changed at all? Earlier in the week, I was totally onboard with you, but now I’m full of self-doubt, loathing, and, well, irrational fier. SoN feels meh about it, and the Twins have fucked up many a good-looking streamer this year.

I’ll have a position player question this afternoon!

Lurveylurvelurveyas!

MrC22
MrC22
3 years ago

ROS Maikel Franco, Seager, Frazier, Asdrubal? Thanks – have a good weekend

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Asdrubal has been my SS for the majority of the season, but he’s been scuffling lately. Hold or swap him out for any of these: Amed, Galvis, J. Polanco, A. Diaz, Y. Munoz, or Nick Ahmed?

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

QQQ
QQQ
3 years ago

I have like a season and a half of Mr. Robot on my DVR. Guess I gave up on it too.

IP cap league, looking for 3 starts this weekend. Mr. Robot thinks I should go with Quintana and Hendricks vs. CIN and Suarez vs. TEX. Not thrilled with any of ‘em, do you go with SON or do you go with any of these others?

Matz vs. WAS
Zimmermann vs. CWS
B.Anderson @MIN
Pivetta @TOR
Archer @MIL
Save a bullet and go with only one or two starts

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
3 years ago

Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon? Also, O’neill at Coors for the next 3 and drop Sano? It’s do or die in my playoffs right now.

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

Need QS/ERA/WHIP to win now in keeper OBP league ,
Was thinking to trade my Rizzo for his Schezer however he has Freeman already so demand for 1B is lower and perhaps he also wants a SP for keeper.
Thinking to trade my Rizzo plus Severino for his Schezer plus Perez (my catcher is a streamer..) Thoughts appreciates.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
If Rizzo + Serverino + Cano for his Schezer + Xander?

Hawk
Hawk
3 years ago

I will protect one of these two next year in a keep forever league

Edwin Encarnacion
Jesus Aguilar

Who’s it gonna be?

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Grey
Worth straight dropping Bauer for Nimmo? Need runs and steals. Don’t want to lose Bauer if he comes back…

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Murph
3 years ago

@Murph: From what it sounds like, best case scenario he comes back and you’d get him for like 3 starts. So its Nimmo or whatever else you might need.

Steeve Nadeau
Steeve Nadeau
3 years ago

Posey: your feeling about shut down for his surgery, mid-september? before or late… thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

While the Rockies are at it bring back the Blake st. Bombers, Vinny, Dante and the BIG CAT!

Remember Harry Carey, he cud never pronounce Damte’s name. It was hilarious!!

Shaggy
Shaggy
3 years ago

Are we at the point of benching Correa? I have andujar, lowrie, semien, moustakas, and Rizzo. All of them are producing and Correa is just taking a dookie out there at SS

Tigres
Tigres
3 years ago

Grey! We starting Mikolas @ COL?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I usually follow all of Grey’s risky moves, but it looks like Mikolas’s only history in Coors is having been slaughtered for four runs (three earned) in one inning of relief work. Yuuuuuuuuck.

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I was comisserating witchyas. I probably shoukd start him too . . . but too scared.

Dunder Mifflin
Dunder Mifflin
3 years ago

Scale of one to ten how confident would you be on winning a championship if you owned them as constructed. 12 tm mix h2h ops and qs are extra cats. Keep 7 at years end. Play one util and one extra infield slot.

Grandal Zimmerman profar gleyber Lindor castellanos Soto Davis Rosario Benentendi

Nola Verlander Lester wood Tanaka freeland Glasnow Fiers
Allen Norris Greene

Dl Donaldson and Doolittle.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

I’ll take a reincarnation of Todd Helton!

On a rant… why doesn’t Yahoo! tell me someone is due to come off the DL. They give me (ok, they link me from some roto site) all this speculative crap, but no heads up that a guy is due to come off the DL.

Racehorse
Racehorse
3 years ago

“Hey, Rockies, maybe bring back Larry Walker too. Where’s he? In his backyard doing a pickup Hunger Games?”

Spot on, Grey, spot on.

I watch allot of Rockies games mainly because I have Trevor Story on my dynasty team, but also because my dynasty team’s minor league roster is full of Rockies stashed away just waiting for playing time (Dahl, Tapia, Hampsen) …

This weekend I expect Rox announcers to muse out loud about bringing back Vinny Castilla out of moth-balls as insurance for the stretch run, in case … you know … Nolan Arenado suddenly decides to skip town and move to Mars on the next space shuttle flight.

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: true dat … I’d add that the national talkings heads are also fluffing this …

Rox = Lox = liquid oxygen = as in bad Coors beer breath

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Hi Grey

is Will Myers finally droppable ?
and would Encarnacion keep the pace in 2019 with a few cortisone shots???

Nick

MrC22
MrC22
3 years ago

Frazier, Maikel Franco, Seager, Asdrubal top 2 ROS? Thanks – have a good weekend

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

who is this dr.smith getting back to back days late innings for the mess? is he one of their inept “medical staff” who might be (kinda would HAVE to be) a better pitcher than he is a “doctor”

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

@The Harrow:
LOL

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: to get this you might need to check the mess’ play by plays the last two days in espn, as i’m pretty sure he doesn’t show up as “dr. smith” if you just check a box score.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

They should have baseball give away night in Atlanta when the Marlins are in town. The fans can take turns throwing balls at the Marlins pitchers. What are they gonna do, eject all the fans..

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

You mentioned haniger’s lack of power yesterday. How about freeman? He has 20 hr, but only 4 hr since July 1. Wth? I agreed with your ranking of him beginning of year, but he is going to be lucky to hit 25 this year . As much as I like his across the board production, he has to do more than that to justify a 2nd rd pick.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bob
3 years ago

@Bob: Freeman is ranked 18th in Yahoo. That equals the middle of the 2nd round. What’s the problem?

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

2 hr since July 1 is the problem. He won’t be 18th if he hits 2 hr every 7 weeks by end of season. He was top 10 for most of year and for me it was pick #12 so early 2nd rd.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bob
3 years ago

@Bob: I guess everyone has to find a reason to be upset. You’re assuming he’s going to hit 2 HR’s the rest of the way.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bob
3 years ago

@Bob: He has 5 HR’s since July 1 btw.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Mia throwing at Acuna is making me sick. This team sucks and is doing everything in its power to hurt acuna and baseball is doing noth ing about it. He is an exciting player and good for the game which desperately needs to relate to young fans. I fear that Miami is going to eventually hit the mark and knock him out of for the year with some kind of hand or wrist injury. I don’t get why he is being targeted. Lots of other guys have had success and could get this kind of treatment while the league office does nothing. This $hit hurts the game and will be a real sad story if it happens and knocks Atlanta out of the playoff race (sad for Atlanta but even worse for MLB). The worst part is that it is fu#king marlins doing it who have been out of the race since April.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
3 years ago

I saw the highlight and he took it right above the right wrist. Not much margin for error when they are doing that. Guerra should have been ejected immediately after what happened with urena a week ago but was just warned. Atl then threelw at mia in the next inning and was warned.

Espn writer looking for advice
Espn writer looking for advice
Reply to  Scott
3 years ago

@Scott:

All Hotlanta has to do is have their pitcher throw at Mia pitchers…every time they are at the plate.

Dont worry Acuna is going to lose it and charge the mound soon.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Espn writer looking for advice
3 years ago

Acuna has the right to lose. The problem is he will get suspended. A pitcher getting suspended is garbage. 5 games and they don’t even miss a start. Acuna can’t play for 3-5 days if he gets suspended. That is what mlb needs to fix . Suspend the putchers so tbey miss 5 starts, don’t get paid and also have to pay a hefty fine. The league will never do that b/c the players union won’t allow it.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott
3 years ago

@Scott: just fine the coaches/teams themselves, THAT would fix it. no coach getting hit financially would play his players doing it. then that would get them to stop.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Or is Jeter telling Donnie to hit him??

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I support Acuña if he loses control of his bat and it magically decapitates a Marlins pitcher. Seriously, though, at least Markakis delivered some poetic justice. It’s all kind of pathetic. The Marlins are an embarrassment and a joke in every way. Atlanta can’t retaliate and risk losing players in the midst of a pennant chase. The Marlins are out of control. I agree and the hammer should come down on their brass and players for this out of control display of poor sportsmanship.

Jordan
Jordan
3 years ago

I was watching Kepler hit a homer with my girlfriend. When she saw Kepler hit one out of the park she whistled three times and called him out. Apparently this is how Finnish baseball (pesäpallo) works (she is Finnish). Finland is the most economically equal OECD country and the US is one of the least–how much of this equality do you think comes from their suppression of homeruns? Maybe this is how they protect the middle class of SPs….which player are you buying if we switched to Finnish rules?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!!

Great write-up.

a. But, but, but….I thought we needed a holiday??!! Poor Dahl, CarGo and many others.

b. Gtg so…..Mark Twain quote of the day for August 24

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer somebody else up.

c. Have a nice weekend!!

Cheers,
Ante

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Question- did you guys stop posting baseball articles on Facebook? I normlly read you guys through Facebook and noticed it’s been about a week since any baseball related material was on the Facebook page. Just curious

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  wwekoda2020
3 years ago

My theory would be that Grey was suspended for “inappropriate” content by some snowflake censor they hired a recent graduate from one of our fine universities’ SJ Warriors programs to police Fakebook accounts. They may have figured he was guilty of “mansplaining” online affiliated with Infowaaars and Breitbarttt but we all know he is really double-plus good and has neither a left nor a right wing. I hear he does have a soft spot for Thai Spicy Wings, however…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: While I was sort of joking, the way things are going it wouldn’t really suprise me. You might’ve heard Jerry Seinfeld explain why he won’t do gigs on college campuses. It’s become pathetic with all these “cry-bullies” and they are only being emboldened of late.

bill
bill
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: There are no safe spaces on razzball!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Now you’re getting it! The Minister of Information will be following up with you soon to educate you on properspeak. Carry on.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
opps and I have been calling Anibal, Annabelle for years on here.