We go over Adam Jones later on the podcast.  Kidding, no one gives two effs about Adam Jones.  I mean, I’m sure he’s a pleasant enough guy.  I don’t mean no one gives two effs like a person from Boston before they all became magically woke this past weekend.  I’d let Adam Jones date my daughter, if I had a daughter.  Shoot, he can date my mom if he wants; I got one of those.  I just want Adam Jones in my family!  *snaps fingers*  They’re creepy and they’re kooky, all together ooky; The Adam Jones Family.  Nah, it isn’t about him on why no one gives two effs about him, it’s because of how boring he is for fantasy.  Not bad boring, just boring boring.  Don’t put words in my mouth.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  Yesterday, he went 4-for-4, 3 runs and his 23rd and 24th homers, hitting .281, and had zero hits the game before, and will likely have zero hits today because he needs to level out yesterday’s wonderful with a strong helping of boring.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!  By the way, I could wake from a six-month coma and know that old lady’s name is Clara Peller.  I can never get rid of that memory, and she’s been dead for 30 years!  I wonder if that’s what it’s like for Ken Jennings, but with everything.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .302.  He will end with 32 homers and a .295-ish average and all the runs and RBIs that goes with that.  Yet — again with some stank — YET! I get the sense he’s going to be underrated still next year.  He’s an underrated Cano.

Boog Powell – 1-for-1 and his 1st homer.  Yesterday, I was cyclops’ing him with a monocle, because of a three-hit game on Sunday, and now I’m leaning schmotato.

Steven Matz – Hit the DL with what Terry Collins called “arm trouble.”  The Mets don’t have a medical staff, they have a brochure they found at a doctor’s office.  A school nurse gives a more detailed account of an injury in note form when they send someone home from school.  Arm trouble is like Robert Wagner telling Christopher Walken that Natalie Wood had ‘swimming trouble.’  The NY Daily News later said Matz has an arthritic elbow, and received a shot.  Only they said it with the headline, “Matz’s Elbow Is Like Anthony Weiner’s Elbow Only Less Putzy.”  Then Newsday came along and said, it’s a nerve issue, he needs season-ending elbow surgery.  They said it with the headline, “Anthony Weiner, Like Matz, Has Got Some Nerve, What A Putz.”

Jeurys Familia – Could return this weekend.  Take it from a guy who has Ramos and Familia, I’m not dropping Ramos until I see Familia get a save or two, and I don’t want to carry both of them either.

Robert Gsellman – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.65.  Putting aside the attitude we’ve heard Gsellman has, he went out and pitched well with Matz’s elbow, Harvey’s UCL and Thor’s shoulder.  Mets have one arm, and now it’s yours, Gsellman!

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4 and his 27th homer.  The Mets are like a 162-game eclipse.  They’re standing in front of the Conforto, blocking his sunshine.

Yasmany Tomas – Will have season-ending core muscle surgery.  Wow, this guy didn’t just crap the bed, he rolled around in the crap and shoved his groin into it.  You are a “Paprika Holepuncher.”

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .270.  He must’ve of heard people in the comments yesterday reaching their breaking point about him, and asking to drop or bench him.  Y’all reverse jinxed the shizz out of him!

Taijuan Walker – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks in Metco, ERA at 3.66.  The Mets are fielding a lineup that doesn’t look good, and appears to care about as much as Gsellman.

Clayton Kershaw – Yesterday, he looked like his old self at a simulated game.  He struck out 12 mimes and simulated one triple play.

Cody Bellinger – Out through Tuesday.  Since the Dodgers clinched their division in May and don’t care about your H2H playoffs, they don’t need to rush him back.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer, and third homer in four games, across two different teams.  Who are you, Joel Youngblood?  You don’t look like Joel Youngblood, but if you say you’re Joel Youngblood, so be it.  Obviously while Grandy is swinging a hot bat he should be owned.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5 and his 22nd homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 3 ER– Oh, it doesn’t matter.  He’s hurt again, and now it’s late enough in the year that the Dodgers may make Wood their sixth man until the playoffs.  Wood’s velocity has been down in the 2nd half, and the injury is a joint flare-up — burn it if you got it! — that knocked him out for a few weeks earlier this year.  I’d try to hold him for now, but this is not headed to a good place.

Gerrit Cole – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  Man, he makes it tough to like him.  He’s like the opposite of the mafia.  Every time he pulls me in, I want out.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games, and, honestly, seriously, interjectingly, he should prolly just be owned.  I mean, I wouldn’t want to, but he should be.

Tim Melville – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, in his first start.  Fun fact!  Tim Melville wrote, “Nobody Thinks I’m Dick,” a story about a whale of a problem being taken serious as a major league pitcher.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-7, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  Well, he’s no Gregory Polanco.  For this year, he’s been better.  Viva Jorgory Polanco!

Byron Buxton –  3-for-8, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Ralph, Halp and I(alph) discuss Buxton on the podcast today, and whether or not this breakout is real or just last year part deux.

Nicky Delmonico – 1-for-6, 3 runs, and a slam (6) and legs (2).  He’s been a hot schmotato since hundreds had small faces.

Carlos Rodon – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  Ugh, can I draft Rodon for 2018 already?  He’s making me horny!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-8, 2 runs and his 25th homer.  Abreu is one big trust fall.  He never gets crazy hot, so you don’t know he’s going to be worth owning all year, but, you get to September, and he’s on usual pace of 30 HRs, .290, 100 RBIs.  Y’boring, but y’solid.

Yolmer Sanchez – 1-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Yolmer reminds me of Khmer Rouge, which sounds like a makeup line, and it was led by Pol Pot, which sounds like Polish noodle joint.  “Hey, Courtney put on your Khmer Rouge and go serve those servicemen some broken up pierogis.”

Juan Minaya – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save.  He’s running away with the White Sox closer job, which is hilarious.  Not funny hilarious, but “Wow, you’re so sad” hilarious.

Joey Gallo – Suffered a nasal fracture and is showing concussion symptoms after his collision with Matt Bush.  Head first into Bush hasn’t gone this poorly since Banky’s flashback in Chasing Amy.

Delino DeShields – 0-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th steal, and third steal in two games, hitting .281.  With Gallo out for at least a week, DeShields has some sweet SAGNOF in his gams.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Not exactly a case of FIPlash, but five baserunners doesn’t completely compute into four earned either.  Guess what I’m saying is hopefully this two-start week doesn’t turn out completely awful.

Chris Stratton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.98.  Two straight solid starts and now I have to look him up and– *looks at his player page*  Yikes.  No thank you, but happy birthday!

David Price – Played catch yesterday.  Has been shut down due to soreness about what Eck said.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Guess how many RBIs he has.  I’ll lay it out for you, he has 19 homers in the middle of the Red Sox lineup, and Andrew Benintendi (2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer) has 70 RBIs.  Benintendi has been hitting above Hanley for most of the year, so prolly less RBIs, right?  Hanley has 48 RBIs.  Haha, WUT.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1 home run allowed, and no win, ERA at 4.01.  Stream-o-Nator predicted a line for Ed-Rod of:  5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks, 8 baserunners, one home run allowed and no win.  The extra third of an inning and two more baserunners though?  What a rip!  Okay, small pitch.  Rudy puts a ton of time into our fantasy football projections, and they are now available for subscription.  Wanna support Razzball?  That’s a great way.  Thank you.

Mike Clevinger – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.97.  Hmm, maybe it wasn’t a good idea to bring Clevinger in for three relief innings a few days ago.  No one could’ve predicted that.

Andrew Miller – Was just activated from the DL and sounds headed back to the DL with the same patella tendinitis.  This is a knee injury, not the Patella I should’ve went to med school with.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .224.  Rudy texted me yesterday, “Right now, it’s Albers vs. Albies.  If called by NESN, we’d all be wondering why a bunch of trees was pitching to a shitty roast beef sandwich.”

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.95.  Legit, there’s two starters with ERAs under 4.50 in the majors.  Hayzeus Cristo!

James Paxton – Will play catch on Wednesday.  C’mon, Paxton, too much planning can take out the spontaneity.  Just grab a ball and ask someone if they wanna have a catch.

Felix Hernandez – Will resume throwing in the next two days.  If there are two more days, that eclipse felt like it was portending some serious apocalyptic scenarios.  That reminds me of a Yankees’ clubhouse eclipse story I heard back in 1992.  Don Mattingly said, “This is the most amazing eclipse I’ve seen,” followed by, “Oh, my bad,” when he realized he was standing behind Roberto Kelly and he was absorbing all the sun’s rays.

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Nick
Nick
4 years ago

hey Grey, What do you think about chad kuhl for tonight”s match up against the dodgers with ryu pitching.. dodgers are without bellinger and had no spark last night even with hill tossing the game of his career.. would it be a gamble to have kuhl in my lineup with dodgers hoping to have explosive bats tonight after yesterdays heart breaker?

speill
speill
4 years ago

Hi Grey. Looking to stream either Hill at Pittsburg. Maeta home vs Brewers. Rondon at Tigers. Need QS and wins. Thanks

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Jesus Carrasco.
Also lost wood kzar and bellinger
on same team today!

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Well that was a quick break, anyhow, Gallo designated for DL7, I feel I shouldnt drop him. Nothing involving his “baseball” ability. Thoughts?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

From what Ive read they’re like, “yeah no big deal, DL7 just a formality”. Damn, didn’t know it could get that serious. Thanks again, I’m not gonna “wine” to Julio about not having anymore Gallo. I’m gonna miss his “vats” of power. Hopefully he can pull his AVG out of the “cellar” when he comes back. He sure does know how to “barrel” one up. OMG for days with this guy…………

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ill hold for a bit. Get something to eat! Thanks for everything!!!

Bobby
Bobby
4 years ago

C Castillo
1b goldy
2b odor
3b rendon
Ss segura
If Hanley
Of Mazara, springer, inciarte, Broxton
Util Trumbo, Cesar Hernandez
Bench semien

Tajuan Walker vs SF
Corbin vs SF
Jon gray @ atl
Peacock ???
Ryu @ Pitt
Lamet @ Miami
Eikoff vs Miami
Moore vs mil
Weaver vs SD

Jansen,giles, melancon, Betances, McCullers dl

7seed 9×9 league need up to date changes everyday lol
Drop anyone for these guys
Erasmo @atl, Montgomery @cin, Glasnow, James shields vs min

Jorge Polanco, choo, Napoli,Amed Rosario, Frazier , Bautista

John
John
4 years ago

Starting lamet @miami or move on for Glasnow

Also have eikoff, Ryu, Moore I can drop instead all these guys seem so alike

John
John
4 years ago

Starting Moore vs mil at home

And is Glasnow a must add for stretch run? 12 team league

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

H2h points league

Need an outfielder for the rest of the week. Which should I choose? A suddenly somewhat hot Cargo (@KC & @Atl) or Rhys Hoskins (vs.Mia & vs.ChC)?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

man while not as bad as that 2 or so days back right when trout was hurt as far as SP injuries (back then was duffy/salazar/others) this 10 or so day period is even worse, i have all of these in at least 3 leagues each, faria/darvish/wood/cobb/paxton (slightly longer ago)/salazar. it’s really not good when pruitt and nolasco are having to be used in less than 16 team leagues (or even 16 team leagues really). am happy to stash flaherty everywhere right now though.

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
4 years ago

Is Gregory Polanco coming back this year? Is he droppable for a Flaherty (need pitching help) who may start Saturday for Leake?

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
4 years ago

There is heartbreak when real baseball and fantasy baseball collide. I’m a Marlins fan. I have Straily and Nola throwing for me today. After being tied 3-3 in the 6th I just wanted both pitchers to be taken out of the game. Sure enough Nola goes out for the 7th and gets rocked. Go Marlins?!?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  joemorganhair
4 years ago

@joemorganhair: yeah, also a Nola victim today. I can’t believe they kept him in after giving up the homer to Ichiro.

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
4 years ago

I did something to piss of the fantasy Gods, because four of my SPs are on the DL (Yu, Lester, Wood and Salazar). Since Harper is in the DL spot, I can’t stash anyone.

Who do you recommend I cut bait with and who do I hold on to?

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
4 years ago

I get 2 starts this week if I go with Tanaka (At Detroit & At Home versus Seattle) or would you go with either 1 start guys like Weaver (At Home versus San Diego) or Snell (At St. Louis)?

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

1) Was already gonna start Lynn vs. SD (14.9) and Morton vs. WSH (10.7) tonight but should I also start Corbin @NYM (-0.7)?

2) Skaggs already started me off with an L and a 6.75 ERA after last night… would you drop him to stream Weaver tomorrow vs. SD (15.4) or hold him for his next home start vs. HOU (1.6) this week?

(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
(2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
(4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
(6) Bench: Familia*, Bauer, Morton, Corbin, Chacin, Skaggs

(2) DL: McCullers

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

ROS how do you rank Broxton , Baez, delmonico

Thanks

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Should I reinstate S Perez and drop Avila?

Thanks!

Daze
Daze
4 years ago

Hey Grey please pick 2 streamers
E-Rod home vs Baltimore
Snell @ STL
McHugh @ LAA
Conley home vs SD
Erasmo Ramirez @ ATL
Edwin Jackson @ Houston
Clevinger home vs KC
Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
got it
thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Daze
4 years ago

@Daze:
Have you heard if Luke Weaver is starting anytime this week
or just bullpen

dtbran
dtbran
4 years ago

What you say Grey, got Odor @ LAA (nolasco) Devers @ CLE (Carrasco) and Miggy vs NYY (Tanaka) bench 1, still benching Miggy here?

dhouse42
dhouse42
4 years ago

(standard 5×4/12 team/roto/mixed league/redraft)

Souza has been great for me but is slumping, would you drop him for any of these guys:

Delmonico
Jorge Polanco
Spangenberg
Thames
CarGo

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
4 years ago

I’ve been stashing Cueto and McCullers on my DL, hoping to get something out of them in September. I only have 2 DL spots and now Salazar is on the DL. Which one of the 3 would you drop?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

Conforto day-to-day with some form of thumb issue?
Was he hitchhiking too vigorously trying to escape from the Mets medical staff?

Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
4 years ago

Would you start Tanaka @ Detroit tonight?

Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I guess I should have asked it this way. I have 5 remaining starts for my weekly match up. Salazar was one of them. I was not planning on throwing Tanaka, but now I might. My other option would be to pick up Weaver from STL. So the question is Tanaka @ Det (SON <6) or Weaver vs. SD (SON 16). I don't know anything about Weaver. He looks younger than Yelich.

Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! One more. Semien or T. Anderson ROS?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Salazar worth holding this late in the season? Ironically, the D/L is how i was able to acquire him.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Thanks, Grey, also
Who would you bench tonight, Devers or DelMonico?
Btw, Hoskins just homered again, did you start him?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Nice!!! I too had benched Hoskins for one of his hr’s so you werent alone bud. Ok, lets see how my stay is at Hotel “DeMonico” tonight. Ive got Buxton going to so lets see how long he stays hot. Any sleeper suggestions for replacing Salazar? Dude was on fire for me not including his last start.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

10 team roto, sorry bud.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Giolito is intriguing, what about this package of available arms in my league;
Berrios
Anderson
Taillon
Happ
Castillo
McHugh
Ugh, i feel like i just offered you the buffet leftovers from a wedding last weekend. Even the cake is dry…..

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Right on, great convo, talk to you soon. Thanks!!!

jon
jon
4 years ago

Salazar to DL—- YIKKKESSSS

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

In a keeper what am I doing with this guy.. im in 1st in roto by 13 points……. I can keep and hold for next season OR trade him right now….. but for what? i also need pitching

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

In a keeper what am I doing with this guy.. im in 1st in roto by 13 points……. I can keep and hold for next season OR trade him right now….. but for what? i also need pitching

m0se
m0se
4 years ago

drop one of these guys in a redraft: souza, mazara, broxton, peralta, hicks, delino

m0se
m0se
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: my dude, i need to sagnof. i was hoping to just keep delino around while gallo is gone. still not worth it? SB category looks like 98, 91, 91 (me), 88 at the top. should i just hope trout and souza and odor keep me competitive in the category?

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

I need Runs, SB, OBP and SLG help. Drop D Santana for DeShields?

Thanks,

John

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

What do you think about Story for next season? Is this year a sophomore slump/healing from thumb surgery year, or is he holding down the fort until Rodgers is ready? I’m thinking in terms of a H2H keeper league for 2018. Thanks!

H
H
4 years ago

How do you feel about Rosario over Conforto? Thanks!

H
H
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry I meant Eddie Rosario.

H
H
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you!

Reece King
Reece King
4 years ago

Ok to drop Carlos Santana to activate Hoskins? This week is the championship.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
4 years ago

Read today that syndergaard was initially diagnosed with biceps tendinitis and later changed to torn lat muscle. Wtf. Those are different body parts! Who lets these people continue to diagnose injuries? Was it Curly, or Shemp? Joe Besser?

vee
vee
Reply to  Basement Artie
4 years ago

@Basement Artie: “Hi everybody!”
“Hi, Dr. Nick!”

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ah, so Shemp it is. Joe Besser must be triage.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Or Mr Bacciagalupe from Abbott and Costello

BootsyBaby
BootsyBaby
4 years ago

Looking at trades for 2018 – AL only 4×4, who do you prefer: $5 Whit Merrifield or $10 Starlin Castro?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

Im Sofa King We Ta Did

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I did…through a glass bong

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yes…It worked quite well but I’m starving now

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

Started Line of Duty. It’s a British crime drama! Did you tell me that? Seems ok so far. I can understand almost all of that they are saying!

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
4 years ago

better this year stash, woodruff or glasnow?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: is that a woodruff answer a “don’t look at the (sun) upside” deal.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
4 years ago

@Sinkhole Demayo: he’s been ass-pennying up AAA for a LOT of innings now, didn’t realize he was doing that well over that sample.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: oh no, easy glasnow long term of course. hell i’m in a dynasty that in march somebody drafted glasnow 1st overall in a startup prospect only 7 round draft (16 teams). looked nuts to fade a bat there.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
4 years ago

What up G? I finished The Wire in 8 days. Two weeks until I arrive on the left coast.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha, yeah it’s kinda of sad when I realized how much time I had to watch. For sure, is the Dodger game still happening? If not, could always meet for some grub or something one day.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
4 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: holy crap, that’s a LOT per day.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha! I’ll keep on him. The last I heard he was trying to figure out if his friends were going too.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s tough. Maybe season 2, which I thought was my least favorite the first time I watched it.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah you missed that. The Americans is the one I’ve never watched.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

In NL only dynasty, who would you drop among Kuhl, Gsellman and Conley?

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Thanks for the write up! No faith in Skaggs against HOU so I’m deciding between Straily today @ PHI or Wacha Friday @ TB. Any opinions?

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

2nd place team chasing 1st place team…. saves are major category.
Rank rest of season, Osuna, Betances, Bedrosian.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: I’d move Osuna to the end of this list. I think you have to take the gamble on Betances taking that job and running with it if you’re going to make up ground.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: it’s quite easy to have bedrosian last, sociapath is bouncing around like 4 guys (min 3) yet again.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Peacock @ LAA or Lamet @ MIA ??

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: Peacock. I don’t think this one is close.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Don’t have a DL spot for Faria so he must go. Thinking of streaming Miguel Gonzalez vs Det(Verlander). Could use a QS. Thoughts?

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Grey: Weaver is also avail. Stream weaver, then drop him for the Gonzalez stream too?

Thanks.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Synyster: Weaver may only make 1 or 2 starts, depends how long Wainwright is out.
Faria is just being held for innings… have a feeling he will be back in the mix by the end of next week and finish out the season.

I’d hold.

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

Soon we are gonna start celebrating complete games and shutouts the way we celebrate no-hitters..

dhouse42
dhouse42
4 years ago

Steven Matz has been diagnosed with a severe case of The Mets

msh2404
msh2404
4 years ago

Drop Hoskins or Lomo for Domingo Santana?

Thanks

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
4 years ago

Han-Ram, like Thames, I dropped weeks ago in 12 team redrafts. Never looked back. Yet people get super excited to pick these guys up. Then they begin to sink in the standings and STILL hold these guys. I don’t get it, but it’s also why I love fantasy baseball. It’s too easy to make yourself appear to be smart.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Huffin Gas
4 years ago

@Huffin Gas: Thames has an .850 OPS with 2 HR and 2 SB over the last two weeks. Hard to imagine that he’s the anchor dragging people down.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: he’s right about that last sentence it would seem.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
4 years ago

@Sinkhole Demayo: You sure you don’t want to take another look at Thames bud?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: You’re going to play the small sample size game? Rethink your approach and try again. He’s a disposable bench bat in 12 team and under mixers. At the very LEAST, I’d rather use the spot to stream SPs, hitters (Cron, Parra in Coors).

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Huffin Gas
4 years ago

@Huffin Gas: okay. For the season he has 27 homers and is a top 75 player. Is that sample too big?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: I think you are fully aware that I’m speaking of his value after his career month (April of 2017). What a glorious month it was but he’s never going to come close to that again. His value in 12 teamers outside of that month equals an ok bench bat at best. My overall point is, guys that hit .240 ish, hit 25 HRs when they aren’t having an unrepeatable career month (with low RBI totals to boot), and sit once or twice at week because of bad splits are a dime a dozen these days. He was dropable for other hot hitters weeks if not months ago. I didn’t even think this was that much of an argument.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Huffin Gas
4 years ago

@Huffin Gas: youbsaid he has been dragging teams down. I gave you his recent work, which you said was too small of a sample. Then I gave you his full season work, predicting correctly that you would label it as too large of a sample.

#BloodandUrine

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Huffin Gas
4 years ago

@Huffin Gas: I’m not arguing that he’s a precious irreplaceable stud. You dropped him and it’s clear you can’t handle even the idea that he’s provided any value at all to whoever added him because you’re so smart for dropping him.

Guess what, maybe dropping him was a fine idea. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been ownable for the last month or so. 4 homers and 2 SBs over a month plays in 12 teamers. You’re taking this extreme position and acting like it’s unreasonable to have a different opinion.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: I have an opinion. It’s not supreme. But I have one and I’ll defend it. Look, my offensive stats wouldn’t be as good had I not dropped him for other guys when I did. It worked for my team and it I think it could work for other teams, but I’ll relent. Body mass fantasy baseball leagues though- he’s ace.

Seph Meier
Seph Meier
4 years ago

Does Rhys outperform Edwin in 2018?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

SON loves Luke Weaver tomorrow, are you rolling him out there in all leagues or only if you really need another start?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: when you say you don’t own him does that mean other owners scooped him up or he’s sitting on waivers and you weren’t interested?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Benintendo64
4 years ago

I just saw that and added him. Going against SD has to be safe right?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey, quick bench bat question:

I picked up Spangenberg as a bench bat when he was schmotato-ing, hold or drop for one of the following?

Miggy (just got cut today), Nicky D-Co, Cron, Joyce, Gangly Man Bird, Austin Jax, Choo, Red-dick.

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

westcoastpete
westcoastpete
4 years ago

Grey, just wanted to add my support for the Stream-o-nator. Anyone who is playoff bound in a H2H league would have to be crazy not to subscribe. It is so easy to look at the week ahead and beat your opponents to the best streamers.

Any thoughts on doing a special promotion for H2H playoff weeks?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey. With the playoffs starting next week, I have some questions for you about some hitters in an attempt to get things squared away. (1) Turner is scheduled to be back early next week when he’s eligible to come off the DL and either Margot or Mazara will need to go. Which one would you choose? (2) Been looking at team matchup’s and the most favorable for hitters are DET @ COL, LAD @ ARI, and ARI @ COL. Essentially Colorado is home all week, Arizona is home for 3 and then @ COL for 4, and then you can take a flyer on Detroit or Dodger players. That being said, Granderson and Peralta are both on waivers. I’m thinking both are better plays next week than Margot and Mazara. What says you? You da poop!

Gonzo
Gonzo
4 years ago

Hi Grey! In a bizarre 9×9 roto AL only league, our trade deadline is 8/31. Im in 3rd about 15 points back and within striking distance in many offensive cats. See any big weaknesses on my squad that could tempt me to make a deal for the stretch run? I know my OF depth is poopooish. Or do I stay put and hope for the best? Thanks!

C Wilson Ramos
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Brian Dozier
3B Alex Bregman
SS Eduardo Escobar
OF Mookie Betts
OF Josh Reddick
OF Leury Garcia (batty call)
UTIL Chris Davis
DL Carlos Gomez
DL Evan Gattis

SP Marcus Stroman
SP Masahiro Tanaka
SP Sonny Gray
SP Danny Salazar
SP Blake Snell
RP Kelvin Herrera
RP Shane Greene
RP Nick Vincent
RP Trevor Hildernberger
DL Keone Kela

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Gonzo
4 years ago

@Gonzo: don’t know league depth, potential trade options, who is available on waivers, etc.

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: 10 tm. Weekly waivers and only guy worth picking up I can see is Deshields. Wouldnt be til next week tho. Potential trade targets: Lindor, Didi, Donaldson, Devers, LoCain, Moustakas. Id prob have to trade a starter to make anything happen.

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Should I be okay parting with Stroman for Lorenzo cain or aim higher?

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yup! Other options to target: Jose Ramirez, JUpton, Adam Jones, Brett Gardner. I just dont want to give too much

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Gonzo
4 years ago

@Gonzo: looks like you need more power from your OF and SS/3B chris davis is borderline useless in a 10 team league. Maybe target Moose at 3B and move bregman to SS? Also no need to hold onto Gattis or Gomez

Fred McGriff
Fred McGriff
4 years ago

Delmonico vs Maikel Franco long term outlook in Dynasty keep forever league?

MLBeastmode
MLBeastmode
4 years ago

Reaching here, but Norris, Lyons, or neither for saves ROS?

MLBeastmode
MLBeastmode
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!!!

Raider
Raider
4 years ago

Schoop an underrated cano… Nice

vee
vee
4 years ago

Ahoy hoy Grey!

Ma boy Adam Jones is back….!

so… my pitching is basically a bunch of streamers and a ton of closers. Who to drop amongst these SP Faria, Godley, McCullers, Lackey, T Walker, K Hendricks for a hot Granderson if any?

if Bauer kept, would you start him at home on Thursday vs Boston?

Thx m8

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Are you starting Carrasco against BOS? He did not fare well the last time he faces them, but the Steamonator feels good about it.

Drop David Robertson for Juan Minaya?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ok I’m rolling the dice with Carrasco and giving D Rob some more time.

Buxton sucked me in (again) on Sunday and I was loving him yesterday.

Kendrick Llama
Kendrick Llama
4 years ago

David Peralta, Buxton, or Dickerson… who you dropping?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Kendrick Llama
4 years ago

@Kendrick Llama: Probably Dickerson

Geoff
4 years ago

I hate you and your racist Boston bull crap.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Maybe I’m a little slow, but half the time i can never tell when people are joking on here

Geoff
Reply to  Chris
4 years ago

@Chris: Totally joking!

Lt
Lt
4 years ago

Grey, anyone that’s gonna get called up with September rosters that will be instant grabs? I’m not asking for clairvoyance just some most likely called up definite grabs. I’m pretty locked into a playoff spot and can look ahead somewhat. Standard 5×5 h2h 12 team league. Thanks as always.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Lt
4 years ago

@Lt:
I’d look for Ryan McMahon (COL)
JP Crawford (PHI)
Maybe Brian Anderson (MIA), Chris Shaw (SFG)
Minnesota will probably promote Zack Granite, but I don’t see him playing regularly with Buxton, Rosario, and Kepler in the OF there. I’m not big on rookie SPs, but the Twins also have a rickety rotation and Stephen Gonsalves has been great in AA and AAA this year.

Jack Flaherty for STL is also a possibility, as is Brent Honeywell of TB

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: they say if you put a bunch of monkeys in front of typewriters (assuming you could find a bunch of typewriters) that they’ll eventually type war and peace.

Apparently if you put this monkey in front of a computer eventually he will type out a list of prospects!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: these are amazing monkeys

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

Drop Nunez(qualifies as OF) for Broxton or A.Jones?
Drop C.Santana for Hoskins?
5×5 ros league…
Thanks

malamoney
4 years ago

How did the two players reach base in the Kershaw triple play?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  malamoney
4 years ago

@malamoney: passed ball on strike three followed by catcher’s interference on strike three.

Next batter bunted foul with two strikes, but Kershaw dove from the mound and caught it on the fly, turned while still in the air and fired it to second base to complete the triple play.

Marc G.
Marc G.