Major League Baseball isn’t supposed to look this easy this deep into a guy’s career. Miguel Cabrera’s got five homers on the year! Albert Pujols now has more homers than everyone in the league since August 14th, except for Aaron Judge, and he doesn’t have less homers than Judge, he has the same amount! All the hype about Judge and Pujols has same number of homers as Judge over the last six weeks! Pujols is 78 years old, and has 15 homers since August 14th! I don’t care if they’re meatballing him and Rob Manfred is sticking a PEDs needle in Pujols’s butt after he exits the shower. This is incredible. This isn’t supposed to be possible by a guy heading to the grand sunset over the bleachers. Yesterday, Albert Pujols went 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, as he hits .268. He’s having a better season than Eloy Jimenez! On top of everything yesterday, Pujols tied Babe Ruth for 2nd on the all-time RBIs list with 2,214. That is such an absurd number of RBIs. Go ahead, and average 110 RBIs for 20 years, and you get close! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Adam Wainwright – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.71. Shame his last home start…Oh, wait, he’s not retiring, is he? Is he hanging out for his 200th win or is he mad that Yadi and Pujols didn’t offer to share their retirement festivities? It’s weird he’s not going out with them, right? Feels like Waino should hang ’em up, but, on other hand, he was like 15 times better than Berrios this year.

Luis Ortiz – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.50. This start was my fault, I fear. In my iCal, I wrote a reminder to myself saying, “Remember, the Pirates can’t have anything nice when it comes to pitching.”

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-5 and his 27th homer, hitting .260. Kinda irrelevant if he hits 27 homers or 30 homers, but I bet if he hits 30 homers, his ADP next year will go up by 20 spots. People love themselves some round numbers. That’s why figure skaters do figure eights and not figure sevens.

Sandy Alcantara – Shut down, and won’t make final start on Wednesday. Don Mattingly said, “Tell Grey I’m never growing back my mustache.” WTF?

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Marlins bringing their A game to Milwaukee to stop the Brewers’ playoff hopes. Next time you’re going to Milwaukee, bring your Ayyyy game. Maybe the Brewers were preparing for the playoffs by making the Marlins look like they’re as good as the Dodgers. They did a bit too good of a job.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.58. Not sure where Freddy Peralta will be drafted next year, but how out can one person be? Because I’m that out.

Nestor Cortes – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.44. Watch, next year it’s gonna go like this, “I saw the team you drafted, you’re not worried about having Nestor Cortes as your number one?” Invariably, people say shizz like this. Let’s spell out what they’re actually saying, “Grey, handsome face, but you’re not worried a guy who just had a 2.44 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 163/38 K/BB is your ace?”

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.99. Not a bad final line for a guy who missed Opening Day, due to a sore shoulder. I wouldn’t have drafted him, due to that, if I hadn’t already by the time it was announced. Score one for drafting early! So, that makes it 1 to 1,923 for “Drafting early” vs. “Late.” Still time to catch up!

Robbie Ray – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.71. As our blurbstomp writer, C.A. James, said, “Robbie Ray giving up a homer to a guy with a .454 OPS on the A’s is pretty good summation of the Robbie Ray 2022 experience.” Yup, you’d think a guy with pants that tight, you wouldn’t be left wanting more, but here we are.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. And y’all told me he retired lats year! Ha, very funny joke!

Shea Langeliers – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and three homers in the last three games. Guessing I’m gonna have quite a few Shea shares — Sheares? — next year.

Cristian Pache – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. All I’m saying is if the Braves give you away, you’re not good. By the way, member when we thought Billy Beane could find good value anyway? The A’s suck. Is that part of the narrative? To make a real sucky team?

Eric Hosmer – Will be activated on Monday. Don’t count out the Red Sox just yet!

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, and three homers in the last two games. …and the Teoscar for most garbage time homers goes to…*opens envelope*…La La Land! No! I’m sorry! It’s Teoscar.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and if he was dropped in your league, I could see getting in on him for the final few days, though I’m mostly just looking for available players who have four games in the last three days. Ya know, I got to Haase Eric!

Kevin Gausman – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.35. This is the line I’m expecting from every pitcher on a playoffs-bound team. So: Streamonator non-playoff-bound pitchers, and pray.

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.54 vs. Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.54. Elias Sports Bureau said, “This was the first time a final matchup ended with two pitchers having a 2.54 ERA that Grey told you to draft in every league.”

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.72. I get the very real sense that the Astros could win games without trying.

Jeremy Pena – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .252. Just going to randomly point out here that Carlos Correa has 22 homers.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 19th and 20th steal. Is it just my polluted brain seeing patterns where there are none or are you also worried about this 2nd half by Jose Ramirez?

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, and his 39th homer, hitting .282. Also, in this game, Corey Seager (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 33rd homer. Seager has been healthy, and played all year; Mike Trout has a back condition that has people worried it could send him to early retirement, and he missed all kinds of time. Trout still is absolutely dusting Seager in power and on the Player Rater.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. You ever grab your stomach, start jiggling it and sing, “I’m bringin’ Vogelbach?” Hmm, I guess we’re built different.

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .326. When I was a kid, so much was made of batting average titles. I can still remember Carney Lansford chasing Kirby Puckett for the AL batting title, and Wade Boggs eating chicken and Margo Adams, and keeping both honest. Now? Not so much.

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer. Swanson’s fantasy season? May, June and July is doing a lot of lifting.

Matt Olson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer. Olson’s fantasy season? Thought of as awful, but was it that bad? Guess if you think of it as awful, it can’t be that great, but was it awful? Am I talking in riddles? Who’s to say?

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Woof. No way he was winning the AL Cy over Verlander, but he coulda won our hearts with a fantastic final start. Next week I’ll start my recap of the top 20 for each position, and, even with this final meh start, Cease will be top five starter, and I will mention at least fifteen times in my recap how I wrote a sleeper post for him. You can hardly wait. No, you!

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.99. This was vs. the Padres, and I will say this about the non-NL East Wild Card teams *whispers* They’re not so good.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Thinking about how I would’ve been better off drafting Elvis Andrus in the 1st round than Tatis, while applying Joker makeup.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. I can’t believe he’s got an ERA that low, and I have him in a league, and it’s felt like he’s had a 4.25-4.50 ERA for most of the season.

Tyler Anderson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.57. What I said for Luis Garcia? Same for the Dodgers. Just ludicrous what they get from their pitchers. The Dodgers last few years pitchers’ BABIPs are absurd.

Simeon Woods Richardson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60, as he became the youngest pitcher to appear in the majors this season, according to someone I trust, but that does sound very surprising to me. Secondly, can we please bow our heads and say a few words for the equipment staff who had to put Woods Richardson on his uniform back? Wonder if that person was cheered on by the person who did Kiner-Falefa or Strange-Gordon. Any hoo! Here’s Itch’s thoughts on SWR (Single White Rancher), “One issue the 6’3” 210 lb right-hander has is he presents a fairly standard look to opponents: fastball, curveball, changeup that all move basically how you’d expect them to. It’s a testament to his talent that he misses so many bats. If he can bring the control up a tick or two, his diminished star will regain some shine. I’d like to give Grey a shiner.” Okay, not cool.

Eric Haase – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Haase schmotato alert!

Victor Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Him and Miguel Cabrera (2-for-4, 1 RBI) have seven homers total in about 700 at-bats.

Logan Webb – Hit the IL with lower back stiffness. Um, okay, do you really need the IL? Can’t you just, like, not do anything for the next three days? Maybe the Giants should check out the Streamonator.

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.82. Selfishly, I want Wheeler to get a few playoff starts so I can see how he looks for next year. Shellfishly, I want to see if he shrimps under pressure.

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Saint
Saint
2 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS

Where do you see the following OF’s ranked next spring:

1). McCarthy

2). Carrol

3). Kwan

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Of course. Thanks again

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Grey last one before lineups lock.

I was going to throw Quintana but appears he is splitting the start with Mikolas likely 3 innings a piece. Would you play Quintana or Fairbanks (hasn’t pitched in 5 games and TB on the road at Fenway?) saves, wins and ratios are all close.

Need to pick one of Fairbanks or Quintana for my last spot.

Thanks,
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey! Really appreciate your help. Out of my hands now

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Grey have you heard if Jrod is active tonight?

Last edited 2 months ago by LG Baseball
Russ
Russ
Reply to  LG Baseball
2 months ago

That was the plan from yesterday, nothing official as of yet but I haven’t heard otherwise

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

JRod starting at DH today, Kelenic in CF. Think they let Jarred play all 4 games this week?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Blasphemy!
LFG!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He’s in! Thanks guys

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Of the 286 players taken in at least 10 of the 16 final week RCL drafts, these have the best value comparing ADP to current Player Rater ranking:

ADP/ RANK PLAYER DIFF
265 / 60 Cristian Javier 205
248 / 49 Tony Gonsolin 199
246 / 51 Nathaniel Lowe 195
232 / 69 Triston McKenzie 163
159 / 14 Adolis Garcia 145
235 / 91 Ian Happ 144
203 / 65 Amed Rosario 138
239 / 107 Jeremy Pena 132
215 / 89 Eugenio Suarez 126
166 / 40 Zac Gallen 126
243 / 119 Drew Rasmussen 124
247 / 126 Devin Williams 121
235 / 117 Tommy Pham 118
264 / 147 Cal Quantrill 117
246 / 129 Josh Rojas 117
126 / 9 Dansby Swanson 117
278 / 173 Carlos Carrasco 105
231 / 128 Paul Sewald 103
119 / 21 Julio Rodriguez 98
145 / 47 C.J. Cron 98
131 / 39 Willy Adames 92
225 / 137 Charlie Blackmon 88
271 / 186 Sean Murphy 85
97 / 15 Justin Verlander 82
98 / 20 Kyle Schwarber 78
160 / 83 Anthony Rizzo 77
152 / 77 Gleyber Torres 75
215 / 142 Andrew Vaughn 73
262 / 191 Lane Thomas 71
109 / 38 Carlos Rodon 71
250 / 183 Alejandro Kirk 67
183 / 116 Camilo Doval 67
208 / 144 Randal Grichuk 64
106 / 42 Tommy Edman 64
216 / 153 Kolten Wong 63
100 / 37 Yu Darvish 63
135 / 74 Framber Valdez 61
181 / 123 Joe Ryan 58
259 / 201 Austin Hays 58
220 / 163 Jose Urquidy 57

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Hey Grey,
Could you rank top 2 for each day for a 6+ IP start without absolutely killing ratios please (I added my own questions/comments for each to help with decision making)

Tuesday Starts:

Marco Gonzales vs. DET: (Probably won’t be a part of the postseason rotation so SEA would probably want to let him go as deep as possible and save the pen)

Giolito vs. MIN: (Do the Sox try and save him from any type of injury and limit his start or let him try and go out on a high note?)

Lorenzen @ OAK: (Back to back starts vs OAK, went 5IP last time with 0ER and over 100P)

Bryce Wilson vs. STL: (Went 8 Innings last time out (vsCIN) and the Cards could have a B team lineup)

Wednesday Starts:

Merrill Kelly @ MIL: (Got blown up by SF last game, do the Dbacks limit him or do they let him go and try and erase that SF start from his memory heading into next season?)

Lyles vs TOR (May not even make the start, still have TBD for Wednesday, might BAL limit him or use a piggyback starter with him if he does?)

Davis Martin vs MIN (Sox let him throw 103P last start so seems to have no leash and has pitched well in his last 4 starts)

Domingo German @ TEX: (Worry the Yanks may want to get as many bullpen guys in for a tune up before their long break, feels like this could be a 4IP start at best)

Johan Oviedo vs. STL (back to back starts vs STL, went 6IP 2ER 103P. Cards could have a B team lineup)

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to read over this novel of a question and giving a thoughtful answer, always appreciated!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

One follow up though, you mentioned you like Marco over Bryce but you ended up going Bryce, just curious what brought you to that?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I see so you’re saying if DET gets to him he could end up going like 6IP and 8ER with 12 hits just because SEA doesn’t want waste anyone for future meaningful games?

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

One last streamer question, assuming both start, who would you go after between Springs @ Bos, or Civale vs KC? Can only do one.

betterthings2do
betterthings2do
2 months ago

Do you know how good of a baseball player you have to be to get people to respect the name Poo Holes?! Albert’s been that good yeah…

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  betterthings2do
2 months ago

I remember a Luis Pujols that played for the Astros in the early 80s. I thought Harry Caray was saying “Poo House.” …not much better, is it?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 months ago

Need some input from Grey or anyone who happens along. I currently have a 2 save lead. I have Finnegan, Floro, Ed Diaz, Duran, Herget, Helsley, Fairbanks, and Leclerc. My saves competitor has Acevedo, Doval, Bard, and Sewald.

I have a .015 lead in whip over the team directly behind me in the overall standings. I trail that team by 1 win. They have 2 more starts than me left, and have [email protected], Quantrill @ KC, and Sampson @ Cin. I need to maintain my leads in saves or whip, or gain a point in wins to put this league on ice.

Do I press my luck by going all in with my final starts, knowing that will mean 1 days of effectively not having any closers going, and risk my whip? Or should I should I stand pat with my relievers?

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

If I went today it would be McCullers vs. PHI (Nola), Kirby vs. Det (Garcia), Greene vs. ChC (Wesneski), Mikolas or Quintana vs. Pit (Keller), Ober vs CWS (Cueto), Perez vs. NYY (Severino). I could also pick up Wesneski, Cueto, Keller, or Luzardo vs. ATL (Elder).

If I went tomorrow it would be Verlander vs. Phi (Suarez), Lauer vs. AZ (Gallen), Taillon @ Tex (undecided), Gonzalez Sea vs. Det (Rodriguez), Springs @ Bos (Eovaldi), Lorenzen @ Oak (Irvin). Also could potentially grab Braxton Garrett vs. ATL (potential hangover lineup), or Baumann Bal vs Tor (Mitch White). Toronto clinch WC home field with a win or Sea loss tonight.

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

Yeah, pretty much. Hell, I’m tempted to bench all of my pitching and let 2nd place schmendrick have to make up that .015 whip on his own, but I’ll probably at least roll my relievers out every day and Verlander out there tomorrow, and maybe Heaney (who is bulking) vs. Col, which will bring me right to my starts limit, but maybe get some W’s.

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

So you like the relievers with heaney and Verlander plan or the bench all pitchers plan better?

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

Honestly, I think the new thing with starters in Verlander’s situation is to let them throw about 70-80 pitches so they rest them a bit instead of rust them. However, if I don’t start Verlander, I can still make a desperate throw of the dice if need be on Wednesday. Thoughts?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

i have a couple of position player questions

1. who would you start in LF: Amed Rosario, Oswaldo Cabrera or Bryan DeLaCruz?

2. Who would you start in CF: Michael Harris Ii at Miami, Amed Rosario who is at home against KC, or De La Cruz who is at home against Atlanta?

3. Who would you start in RF: Josh Naylor is at home against KC, Oswaldo who is on the road against Texas, De La Cruz who is at home against Atlanta? or Luis Rengifo at Oakland?

thanks again for help throughout the season!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 months ago

HeytotheHEy, Grey!

Gonsolin activated today for COL @ home. Hmmm. Bot kinda likes ($11.2), but with a 23 game lead, this is basically a rehab start in the majors, right?

Lurrrrrrvey!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

The Marlins did the right thing and shut down Alcantara. He did enough. However, they chose to start Cabrera who isn’t a bastion of health in a meaningless game. He was was bothered by an ankle injury previously and he ended up aggravating the injury or making it worse. I guess they can’t get em all right.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Who you rather keep next year Pena Adolis or Lodolo in Rd 12 next year?

Chapz337
Chapz337
2 months ago

Grey,
In a 12 team, H2H, 7×7, what 10 here are you keeping?
Ramirez 
Reynolds 
Stanton
Haniger
Carroll
Manoah
Snell
C. Javier
Arraez
Pena
Nootbar
Tellez
Toglia 
Suzuki
Lamehiue
E. Rodriguez
M.perez

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Crazy to play Kwan over Acuna for the final
3 games? I have a feeling I’d Atlanta clinches tonight they rest Acuna. Feel like he’s played a lot trying to take down the NL East. Or don’t overthink and role with Acuna?

Thanks!

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
2 months ago

Need a quality start today. Who is best chance Nola @ Houston or Rich Hill vs Tampa Bay ? Thanks

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Who would you use tomorrow?

Jon Gray vs NYY
Eduardo Rodriguez @SEA
Eric Lauer vs ARI
Jake Odorizi @ MIA

Ellis
Ellis
2 months ago

Hey Grey, leading with 3 to go but it is really close and it all depends on wins and era right now. I have Framber and he has struggled his last two games. If he sucks for ERA this week, I lose 2 points, but if he wins a game it helps for a point or two. Or he may not even play again. I have no other options except to put in Bautista who may not play again this year either, but if he does I am concerned he may give up some runs and explode my ERA too. No more pickups allowed so my option is either Framber or Bautista. Thanks for all the advice this year and I hope your teams did well

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Ellis
2 months ago

Framber is home v PHI, Bautista is home v TOR

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I may be better off if he is rostered and doesn´t pitch so Framber doesn´t bust my ERA. I am going to play Framber and hope it works, thanks again

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
2 months ago

Grey

HELP!!!

With 3 days left I am in a three way tie in the ERA category and I am a half point behind ( overall ) one of the teams I am tied with.

Out of the guys I have left that have starts, I need to start 5 of these 6. which one would you put on the bench?

Carrasco Vs. Wash
Sandoval @ Oak
Rasmussen @ Bos
M Perez Vs Yankees
Luzardo Vs Atlanta
Jos Gray @ Mets

Rudy’s bot loves Carrasco and Sandoval the most. This worries me a little just based on the last few performances.

I also have Nasty Nester, Gausman and Montgomery, who are not scheduled to pitch again this year. I only mention them because ERA is the main category and it may be better to have no innings than bad innings. However, I am two wins behind another team in the wins Category so I am going to throw the hail Mary and start 5 of these guys.

Which one would you leave on the bench for the finish line sprint?

As always, thanks in advance and thanks for another great season of entertainment and the top fantasy insights available.
Sometime very soon, ( probably Thursday lol ) I will be troubling you with my first keeper questions for next year.

Double Beans
Double Beans
2 months ago

I can only start one of Ober, Luzardo, Wesneski today…who should I start? Points league…

Double Beans
Double Beans
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Luzardo v Braves
Ober @ White Sox
Wes @ Reds

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

The current Top 20 on the Player Rater and their ADP in the final week of RCL drafts:

1 Aaron Judge 24.94
2 Paul Goldschmidt 40.63
3 Freddie Freeman 14.44
4 Pete Alonso 31.75
5 Trea Turner 2
6 Jose Ramirez 4.56
7 Manny Machado 21.5
8 Mookie Betts 16.19
9 Dansby Swanson 125.5
10 Francisco Lindor 45.69
11 Yordan Alvarez 20.56
12 Kyle Tucker 11.13
13 Shohei Ohtani 4.25
14 Adolis Garcia 158.69
15 Justin Verlander 96.69
16 Marcus Semien 32.5
17 Bo Bichette 3.81
18 Jose Altuve 67.13
19 Austin Riley 42.31
20 Kyle Schwarber 97.69

Altuve and Schwarber made the jump this week, knocking Julio Rodriguez from 16 to 21 and Randy Arozarena from 17 to 23.

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

Bichette was pretty blah until the last 6 weeks where was fire… Love these lists.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Actually, you convinced RCLers on Julio. In the last week of drafts his ADP was around 119. Overall, with the early drafts he was about 190.

Seth
Seth
2 months ago

Hi Grey — I’m down 1 win in my championship matchup. Out of available streamers, I picked up Greene and Wesneski yesterday, thinking the odds were good one of ‘em might win today’s [email protected] game.

At the same time, I’m losing ERA 2.51 to 2.25 but I’m winning WHIP 1.03 to 1.28. So not a razor-thin margin in WHIP but it’s close and I’m knocking on the door in ERA. This is all to say ratios certainly matter (tho I really do want that win). Am I correct in assuming that you’d start both today?

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

OK, thanks! Fingers crossed for an early 1-0 lead that sticks…

Les Grossman
Les Grossman
2 months ago

I’m doing the Vogelbach in front of the mirror right now and lovin it…..

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Where do you think Gunnar H goes price wise in a $260 keeper league auction next year? I love him, but wondering if he’ll be cheaper than I think next year…thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sorry about that – 12 teams, MI and CI slots too.

When he was hotter I assumed he’d be my keep, but now that he cooled off and season numbers won’t look bonkers, I’m rethinking that. Here are the options for my last keeper (as FYI SP1s go for $30+, SP2s go for $20+, and guys with no speed don’t usually break $30, esp if they’re not hitting 40HR or 100+RBI)….

$7 Gunnar
$25 Devers
$8 Wright (current fav alt to Gunnar since I can just do $1 SPs after that in the draft based on the other guys I’m keeping)
$16 Eloy
$6 Bassitt
$4 Springs

Other 7 keepers: $38 Acuna, $21 Yordan, $8 Harris, $11 O Cruz, $12 Adolis, $4 Strider, $3 C Javier.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sounds good, thanks again! Def can’t go wrong with Devers + the lock itself is at the end of spring training, so if Gunnar gets a lot of hype, can always pivot (people seem to be snoozing on Devers esp if he doesn’t hit 30 HR).

Downside to losing Wright – I’d need to change my Always Sunny themed team name (The Wrightman Cometh)

Cubby
Cubby
2 months ago

Tyler Anderson is the 21st ranked pitcher in my points league.
Jose Quintana is the 31st ranked pitcher in the same league, with a chance to jump up within the Top 30 after his next outing.

What have they both done to be this good this year and would you buy both at $1 each later this week (last day I can add before next season) and have them for 2023?

Quintana on the Cards has been remarkable….could it be a better club at developing him? Not sure what changes have been made for him.

Anderson has been a revelation this year, with career bests everywhere except k/9. Still, would it depend on where he lands as a free agent?

Just curious on your take.

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yea I feel like this season has been both of their peaks. Nothing more to show, with some regression.

I also feel like if they’re both back with their teams next year, we could see this again.

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Sorry missed you on Friday! Missed you a lot.

b. Loved the report. Gonna need a tonne (metric tonne is bigger, actually 1 tonne=1.102 US tons, so yeah gonna have to be a metric tonne) of that Joker makeup after I consider all the mistakes I made. Save me some. Top of the list was drafting Mondesi. Other boners include Walsh and Winker. I called him stinker for the whole time until I dropped him June-ish I think waiting that game where he hit a trio of HRs. Walsh looks like the story many people tell me about post-pandemic energy levels – just not the same.

c. All the mistakes made, still I wouldn’t change the policy…Bats before arms and SAGNOF.

d. George Carlin quote of the day for October 3, 2022

No. No, there’s no God, but there might be some sort of an organizing intelligence, and I think to understand it is way beyond our ability. It’s certainly not a judgmental entity. It’s certainly not paternalistic and all these qualities that have been attributed to God. It’s probably a dispassionate… That’s why I say, “Suppose He doesn’t give a shit? Suppose there is a God but He just doesn’t give a shit?” That’s the kind of thing that might be at work.’

[On the existence of God]

From The Onion A.V. Club, September 6, 2000

Cheers,
Ante

Nitro
Nitro
2 months ago

One more move to make for my championship head to head match up. Who to stream:
Lorenzen @ Oak

Carrasco at home vs Wash

Civale at home vs KC

Ober at White Sox

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