If you can look at how Alejandro Kirk is built and not giggle, you are a much better person than me. How do you be so good? Sometimes I’m very left side of my brain, sometimes I’m very right side of my Brian. What do you use to shut off the whispers that Alejandro Kirk looks like a cross between a baseball player and a tree stump? An adorable tree stump, naturally. Like one used in glamour photos for a young family before a casino moves in down the street and steals all of mom’s attention with keno. Do you pray to shut off the whispers? Ah, a religious man. Great, that brings us to Kirk Hammerin’. Yesterday, Alejandro Kirk (3-for-4, 3 runs) hit his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .290, and has three homers in the last two games. You getting my one thousand percent guarantee he’s a hot schmotato. Alejandro Kirk’s 2022 fantasy value? He would be a top ten catcher overall if he got the at-bats. If you’ve seen his body, you know he has no ABs. I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. Like him at a buffet. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.70. Long Island’s Steven Matz returned to New York showing off his increased velocity. The increased velocity is supposedly from “the wind behind him from leaving the Mets.”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3 and his 38th homer. *sprays lotion on hands, waves hands* These are my Semien happy hands. Don’t call them jazz hands. Sounds too much like something else.

Gerrit Cole – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring. That’s a case for the Hormel hotline.

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.22. Our resident deep diver, Coolwhip, tells me he’s going to try and do a post on Snell this week, and specifically what changes occurred to make Snell less Loose-Pantsed Robbie Ray and more Tight-Pantsed Robbie Ray of this year. Looks sustainable now that I see the reasons that were covertly given to me by Whip. Has to do with pitch mix changes around two months ago.

Packy Naughton – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.57. Packy Naughton sounds like he looks. Surprised he doesn’t take the field each inning with a pump trolley. As for fantasy, Streamonator isn’t gonna like Packy and neither am I.

Enrique Hernandez – 0-for-5 as he was activated from the Covid IL. Whew, now Alex Cora can move Taylor Motter out of the leadoff spot. Why did Alex Cora opt for Motter over, say, Alex Verdugo while Enrique was out? Because Motter had a .192/.276/.308 slash line, of course! What’s the Motter you!

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. Been saying you should pick him up for the past two weeks. I won’t be ignored, Dan!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.15. The Yankees are lucky the Red Sox suck, but real question: What happens in the playoffs when you’re not going to have another team conveniently losing every game for you? As for Ed-Rod, I was out on him in March, nothing’s changed my mind all season.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 28th and 29th homer. Remind me to noogie myself for dropping Zunino for Haase. *turns to mirror* You’re gonna feel my wrath.

Nelson Cruz – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 29th and 30th homer. This was the first time two visiting hitters homered twice with 4+ RBIs in a game at Fenway since Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, two ex-teammates of Nelson Cruz.

Drew Rasmussen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Lots of rinky-dink contact off Rasmussen that impressed me. Rays just make these guys out of nothing. Rasmussen is prolly a security guard at Hot Topic in the offseason. Streamonator hates his next start and I don’t love it either, but if anyone can pull it off it’s Rasmussen: Mall Cop.

Jesse Winker – Had a setback with his intercostal strain. Winker and Senzel walk out of a doctor’s office saying, “That guy is great,” do you go to find a different doctor?

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-5 and his 27th homer. Not sure if you heard this week’s Patreon podcast, but we talk about how they gave us a shoutout in the very reputable NY Post. It’s regarding Castellanos, that’s why it’s in his blurb.

Jonathan India – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer. Petitioning my league commissioner to give Cody Bellinger 19 homers, saying I outsourced Cody’s power output to India.

Ian Happ – 3-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week. Can’t tell if Happ was waiting for the Cubs or my fantasy team with him to be out of it.

Eric Lauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.18 vs. Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.57. This matchup was billed as, “An explanation why the guy with Eric Lauer in your league is beating the guy with Aaron Nola.”

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .266. This guy is the answer to the trivia question: Who’s someone you wouldn’t guess is almost a top 25 outfielder?

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .228. Across the street from Marla Gibbs! Who are you, Adam Duvall? Jackeé?

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer. Could convince me he’s a top 15 overall pick next year. Think it’s crazy? He’s easily top 15 this year on the Player Rater.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer as he returned to St. Louis for the first time since 2019. Can’t wait until he’s reunited with the Cards next year. Picking throws from Wainwright, hugging Molina after homers, losing their dentures in the Gatorade bucket. Hopefully none of them fall victim to the AARP cover jinx.

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer. I’ve heard of ginger root but never rooting for a ginger! *hand under armpit, making fart noises*

Will Smith – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 23rd homer, hitting .273. The difference between his fantasy value at 2nd best catcher, and 3rd best, J.T. Realmuto, is the same as the difference between the 6th best catcher and the 15th best.

Alex Bregman -3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. And you said he retired! Ha, wrong again! He just seemed like it.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.28, in 66 pitches. I wonder if the Astros said to Dusty, “You’re world-renown for pitching Aaron Harang for 278 pitches per game, so we’ll hire you, but you have throttle pitchers’ innings.” And Dusty was like, “Eff it, el eff gee.”

Kyle Lewis – Shut down for the remainder of the season. Kyle Lewis 2022 sleeper incoming! *dodges tomato* What? *dodges an egg* Sorry! *dodges a nunchuck* Okay, chill!

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.64, as this start was in Coors. Sonavabench! Wow, okay, I’m impressed. The Rockies suck, don’t get me wrong, but the Giants starters are breezing through them like en bee dee.

Aaron Civale – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.25, as he was activated from the IL. Not a huge fan of this guy, but he could be okay. At least he shouldn’t be on a 50-pitch count like some starters, but more like 80 pitches. Would tend to look at the Streamonator for him, though.

John Gant – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.78. The whole time we thought Gant was manufacturing quality starters for the Cards in his Quality Starter Factory located in his hair, but he left St. Louis and he’s still better than he should be. Looks like you can take it with you (the factory located in his hair).

Chris Stratton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.76, and his 3rd save, as David Bednar (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.18) worked the 8th. It’s pretty cool how the Pirates are letting Stratton and Bednar share saves. I’m joking, it’s not cool. They’re just cheap bastages and trying to keep Bednar from driving up his cost.

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .307. I’d throw an MVP vote on him if I were in the BBWAA, because Mullins deserves it and also for all the baseball writers to Mitch and Yoan that he’s not on a winning team so he shouldn’t get a vote. Call the BBWAAHmbulance.

Austin Hays – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. According to ESPN, he’s available in more than 50% of leagues, so hot schmotato, I guess, but he should just be rostered.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .225. He had a decent 1st half, but now he’s just a prospblock for Pratto.

Zac Gallen – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.32. Streamonator liked this start vs. the Rangers and hates his next vs. the Dodgers, which also checks out in my giant thing on my shoulders–brain!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .269. Albombso! Pete and repeat.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 1 ER (3 unearned), 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.88. Glad the final line looks better than he looked on the field because none of my leagues have a Perception category.

Jacob deGrom – Diagnosed with a partial tear of his UCL in his elbow. Don’t worry, the Mets said he’s day-to-day. Skull emoji where the skull’s nose slowly grows longer and longer with each injury report. A bird lands on the skull emoji’s Pinocchio nose and begins to crap on the nose. Sandy Alderson said, “The ligament is perfectly intact at this point. Whatever condition existed before, it’s resolved itself.” DeGrom’s UCL is like a worm growing back its head. Actually! I know, it’s a worm that knows magic! “Abracadabra, I, the Worm UCL, will regenerate on the count of three!” With five cans of Fix-A-Flat, you couldn’t inflate my pants large enough for the grapes it’s gonna take to draft Jacob deGrom in 2022.

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scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Wow. Joe Ryan manhandled Cleveland!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

Hey I was thinking basdball announcing needs to be looked at. Having a couple old guys in a booth with tons of time to fill with baseball blather makes the game super boring for anyone who isnt a total baseball nerd. There are just too many unexciting times in the game. We need to have a broadcaster the colour commentary plus the entertainer. Like how you enlighten boring baseball recaps with humour tv references etc. COME ON MLB BE LESS BORING.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Happy National Ampersand Day &

Fighting for a playoff spot & Canha was dropped.

I also need to drop someone to activate Civale…

1.) who do you drop to activate Civale?
2.) would you drop anyone to add Canha?

Roster:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Kepler, A. Rosario, Adolis
UTL: Chapman, Sano
BN: Avisail Garcia, Grisham

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, Price, Odorizzi, Ynoa
RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, Romano

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you & thank you!

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Think Castillo overtakes Sewald for closing duties in Seattle?

Like Castillo over Givens if he takes the closer role?

Thanks

Ben W
Ben W
11 months ago

Lou Trivino. In a 12 person league. Same to cut now?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Fyi, it’s very likely that Freddy Peralta is on a pitch count tonight per mlb.com’s Brewers beat writer. I’m benching in a starts limit league fwiw.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Either of these guys worth stashing for 2022
Colten Welker
Aaron Ashby

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Lose Bader for Welker?

Michael B
Michael B
11 months ago

1. Could you rank alejandro kirk, omar narvaez, mike Zunino, and travis d’arnaud based on offensive production for the next few weeks
My fantasy baseball season is wrapping up and I need as much offense as possible as quickly as possible and for it to stick around for at least a couple of weeks
2. I currently have omar and d’Arnaud should I swap either for Kirk or Zunino based solely upon offense for the next 2-3 weeks at most
3. Overall would you say josh lowe is a better player prospect wise than jo adell?

Acuña Machado Means No Worries
Acuña Machado Means No Worries
11 months ago

Elfin officially done for year. Who would you replace with? Limited pickups so I’m stuck with whoever i add. Available are-
– Marco g
– ynoa
– Montgomery
– kluber
– Marquez
– odorizzi
– Carlos Hernandez
-Reynaldo Lopez

Also- drop means or manaea for another of those guys (or two)?

Thanks!

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Acuña Machado Means No Worries
11 months ago

I’m by no means any sort of an expert or even someone I’d consider very knowledgable, but in my opinion (with limited knowledge of these players) I’d lean towards
1. Eflin for ynoa
2. Means for Kluber
(Maybe Marquez instead of one of the two I’m unsure of his stats but he does play in colorado where your always one bad pitch from a homerun as well as bad run support)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Just wante your OK. In actuality, I’ll probably lose both — Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Barnes (now on my DL) is expected back this weekend, and I expected to cut him then. But the Boston Globe mentioned that Barnes’ problems were overwork causing a change in his motion. And Boston is in dire need for a closer.

I earlier picked up Kimbrel when Hendricks was having some problems, but he seems to be Ok now (-> Kimbrel is primarily 8th inning only).

So who’s my cut – Kimbrel or Barnes?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
11 months ago

Grey love the india sourcing energy that was clever…..zero chance peralta goes 5 today? Streamo staying away from descla in col? In the semi finals i need at least 1 start from them, if i hope cole comes back on regular rest to pitch sunday again. Which I doubt.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Im really stuck bc i had cole pulled. I like the k upside on peralta but if hes only gona go 70 pitches i want carlos vs baltimore even if i have him facing means. That may be best stream of week

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I see your in on peralta 2day too…tbh he cant just throw 55 pitches and then be expected to throw 100 in game 3 of alcs. He needs pitches maybe we get lucky they let him go

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
11 months ago

I was trying to avoid starting ohtani but now its a must start in hou. And im gona leave carlos out there vs baltimore, tbh Camden scares me as a visiting pitcher

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I had a plan going into this week, the cole being pulled put that ohtani starr out of necessity rather than option.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
11 months ago

With cole up in air for sunday as my 7th, I now got to start disco inferno in col. Im trying to not overreact bc cole messed my plan up, congrats on the post write up. U should be the guy on fantasypros who represents the site.

Slouch
Slouch
11 months ago

Hey Grey!

Would you start Alek today vs. the Yankees? I’m sitting ahead in first by a few points and can’t afford to get dinged, but need the Quality Start and K’s.

Also, what about Wainright vs. Dodgers?

Yu vs. the Angels?

Thanks!!!

Slouch
Slouch
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Glad you talked me off the ledge! We’ll see for sure later, but I have a feeling you’re right – especially about Alek!

Thanks again!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
11 months ago

12 team H2H mixed redraft. 6X6 with TB and OBP instead of BA. Please rank ROS: Swanson, B. Crawford, Escobar, France

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
Reply to  Life of Brian
11 months ago

I want to pick up Swanson if he clears waivers, but I would need to drop 1 of the others.

Chris
Chris
11 months ago

10 team H2H points league

Need to stream. Which player to drop?

Votto or Jared Walsh

Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

Thanks as usual! Who do you like moving forward towards the playoffs out of Carlos Hernandez or German Marquez? In addition, Avisail or Blackmon?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
11 months ago

Hell, throw in Happ in the discussion for the OF. Appreciate it, Grey!

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

12 teamer saves only, have sewald, kitteridge, barlow, ottavino (lost a bunch to demotions (kimbrel) or injuries (t.rogers)), and n.anderson in DL slot. dump anybody for any of: steck (not worried about one sewald blowup, he’s got a more than 1 run better FIP on season), wick, romo, c.green, clippard (when back, and it might be quick as he supposedly didn’t contract trace nor pop any test, just sick in manner that might be corona)

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
11 months ago

Great stuff Grey!

H2H playoffs start next week and trying to pick up a few arms for my run. Who are your top 3 out of the following group?

Triston Mackenzie
McClanahan
Elieser
Framber

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks – quick follow up who is your top pick out of those 4?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Awesome thanks Grey!

hot corner
hot corner
11 months ago

Seeing a few comments about Josh Lowe getting up. It doesn’t appear that he will be up for long. Probably just a few days while Rice Bowl is on paternity leave.

Danny almonte
Danny almonte
11 months ago

Have some keeper decisions to make soon. Curious what round or range of rounds you’re thinking in next years drafts for Adell, Riley, and Grisham? Ty

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Just wait till grey takes a deeper look into how great riley has been all year hes closer to top 50 and a top 5 guy at 3b next season!!! Ops over 900 find me 10 guys in the league who have that

cable
cable
11 months ago

“Dr. Jennifer Melfi: What line of work are you in?

Tony Soprano: Waste management consultant.”

———————————-
you thinking Cole makes his his next start Sunday ?

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

My daily questions (I assume each comment helps, you get what 0.0001 cent per right ??)! thanks in advance for another great year and great help.

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week.

Once the change goes over in yahoo tonight, I’ll be dropping J. Means and C. Hernandez (to activate Civale and Torres. Overall my hitters have had quite the cold week so debating whether or not to try and grab a hot bat for Friday, Sat, Sun games. In order to do so, who would be the drop? Straw (who has picked it up a bit recently) or J. Soler? If I drop Straw, the player pick-up must be a 2B/3B (or MI).

Also, would you ever consider just punting the Catcher position ? maybe Sanchez is the drop to pick up a hot bat?

Waiver – F. Schwindel (SF, SF, SF), A. Duvall (MIA, MIA, MIA), J. Candelario (TB, TB, TB), B. Dalbec (@CWS, @CWS, @CWS – I think all three are righties), A. Hays (TOR, TOR, TOR, TOR), T. D’Arnaud (MIA, MIA, MIA)

My team:
C – G. Sanchez
1B – J. Votto
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – M. Straw
LF – E. Jimenez *DTD
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – J. Soler
Util – S. Marte
BN – C. Yelich
IL – G. Torres

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – S. Ohtani
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – J. Romano (RP)
P – M. Fried
BN – J. Means
BN – T. Mahle
BN – R. Suarez
BN – C. Hernandez
BN – B. Ober
IL – T. Glasnow
IL – A. Civale (IL)
Thanks, Marv

Funny Name
Funny Name
11 months ago

Random question for you or anyone reading that might know the answer. In my Yahoo league my innings limit is coming up, if I have 3 IP left, can I throw 5 starters the next day and get all the stats or will they cut if off after the first 3 innings? I feel like you have talked about this in the past but can’t find anything on yahoo’s site that explains it.

Cable
Cable
11 months ago

Just in time to break the ice, “It’s-a Mee, Furio!!”

can Darvish turn it or should I flush him ?

Michael B
Michael B
11 months ago

Rank Diego Castillo, dylan floro, kyle Finnegan, mychal givens, and alex Reyes
I need saves and currently have diego castillo but he seems to be in some sort of closer by committee role (maybe at the short side of one) with paul sewald.
Alex Reyes has the most saves on the list but I think he may have lost his job as closer completely

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

I need to choose three of these four options.

Touki vs WASH
Luis Gil vs TOR
DeSclafani vs COL (@COL)
Ranger Suarez vs COL

I’m leaning Touki and Ranger. Do you agree with that? I would need one more put of two bad options.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Oh really? I hadn’t heard that.

Michael B
Michael B
11 months ago

Josh lowe called up, should I drop lane Thomas for him? Otherwise I could drop a pitcher I’m streaming or nick solak.
My team is out of the playoffs but theres a consolation bracket, I’d be picking him up as just a speculative pickup to see how he does, if he lights up great if he is cold right away or sent down I can just pick someone else up, also is josh lowe a better overall prospect than jo adell was? (Even though adell is already playing in the mlb)

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Congratulations on your mention in the NY Post! It’s one of my favorite newspapers.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
11 months ago

Is FreddyKBB over his inflammation issue? Are we starting him at home vs PHILLY?

SON loves it but…The Cobblers are a’scared!

ryanoger
ryanoger
11 months ago

Josh Lowe or Donaldson?

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

please rank these pitchers for next week in a points league. Thanks!

Miley @Pit; LAD
Gibson CHI; @NYM
Montas @KC; @LAA

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
11 months ago

Man, things have gone south for Grisham fast in terms of playing time. He was pretty high on dynasty rankings and continues to be, but is he really a top 100 player going into 2022? Is he prospectively worth *that* much more than, say, Baddoo going into next year, when the latter is probably going to be in the 3rd or 4th outfielder range of ADP?

Ciwa
Ciwa
11 months ago

Hi Grey!
Josh Lowe is being called up. Would you cut nicky lopez to add him? (i have story, mondesi and Baez for my two MI spot)

Thanks!

Saint
Saint
11 months ago

Hello Grey,

Tony Disco 20 IP 2 ER 22 K’s versus Colorado this year all at home. Are we starting him in Coors today?

Thanks

michael
michael
11 months ago

Trying to consolidate for keepers for next year. Want to get some ideas of who to offer. Could you rank these keepers? 5×5, OPS and QS

Hitters – Vald ($31), Eloy ($21), K. Marte ($13), Ohtani ($9), Witt ($8)
Pitchers – Musgrove ($15), Berrios ($14), Ray ($8), Rogers ($8), Sale ($6), Kopech ($6)

I can only keep 5, so I’m trying to figure out who I should keep and who I should offer up in trades

Michael Sprague
Michael Sprague
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

perfection thank you kindly

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Same 12-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Need some hitting advice with all categories tight and my team barely clinging to first.

1) CI – Dalbec, BMiller, Moncada, Longoria, Duffy, TsuTsuGo, Yonny, Moran, Lupow, Pick two to start this week please.

2) MI – TimAnderson (hammy, probably too risky to start this week), NickyLopez, JMateo, Leury, Duffy, YuChang, Yonny, Galvis, MRojas. Pick two to start please.

3) OF – Eloy (is he hurt?), Naquin, LThomas, LTaveras, ODB, MAT, Margot, C-Dick, Cain, Bader, DJPeters, Cain (seems like he is heating up?). Pick top Four please.

Thanks for all the help this year.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

12-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups:

Pick two SPs to SIT this week:
Bumgarner @SEA (-$2.6)
Ryu @BAL ($5.5)
Snell @SF ($3)
2-start Manoah @NYY (-$1.2) and vTB ($8.9)
Kikuchi vARI ($16.5)
Cease vBOS ($13.6)

SON loves Kikuchi, but he has been horrid recently. Leaning toward sitting him and MadBum. But would like advice from Grey and the crowd.

Thanks.

Cheez Whit
Cheez Whit
11 months ago

CLosers are destroying my season with guys who were solid all year losing their jobs…. can you rank this closerapocalypse rest of season, just need saves, no other categories matter.

Mychal Givens
Garret Whitlock
Rowan Wick
Sergio Romo
Adam Ottavino
Chris Stratton

Craig
Craig
11 months ago

Captain Kirk! Kid’s on a heater, he’s getting lucky! Then you look at his batted ball profile and realize his numbers reflect that he’s been a bit unlucky.

4 strike outs in his last 64 plate appearances. This kid’s bat to ball skills are special. If he loses some more weight in the offseason, watch out next year.

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

Just imagine a lineup with Pratto, Witt Jr, Whit, Lopez, Mondesi, Benny, and Salvy. Oh, oh, and don’t forget Carlos Santana, Dozier, and O’Hearn!

You know, Dayton Moore wouldn’t look half bad if the current Soler hit like that all year and Mondesi was healthy for 80% of the season.

Would you start F.Peralta at home against the Phillies?

Thank you!

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

Of course Carrasco gets his first win as a Met against me in the playoffs. Looked like his typical start, 4-4 in the 3rd , I assumed worst case he’ll be out after 4 with a ND and few points, but the Mets let him pitch the 5th, and scored for him in the 6th. They’ve probably done that about 1 time time this year. I have Stroman Thursday against them, lets see if he’s as lucky. Kevin Pillar made two Toronto version of Pillar catches or Cookie is done early. Also a RIP to Michael K Williams. If anyone still reading this hasn’t seen The Wire you should. Omar Little one of the great characters in television history.

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
11 months ago

Hi Grey!

Let’s just say you were in a shallow league comprised of mostly dummies. And in that league India is somehow on waivers. Would you dump Aguilar for him knowing that Sch(poop) is your best 1B option at the moment? This might be an easy question but it just seems too easy.

Also, what about Eloy. Is he getting to the point where, with the playoffs looming, he’s also droppable?

Thanks!

Brian Snyder
Brian Snyder
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It looks like it is just a bruised knee for Eloy, and he is considered day-to-day. I would wait a day or 2 for more information before dropping. Also depends on your other options at OF.

Related topic: With September rosters at 28 instead of 40, teams are more likely to put someone on the 10 day IL than in years past. I like that.

Doug
Doug
11 months ago

Very…hahahaha…. reputable…… hahahaha……..NY Post… hahahahahaha….

Thank you, Grey, for a laugh that had more value than anything I would have read in the NY Post for the last year.

Something tells me you live thousands of miles away from where this very reputable rag is published…

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Doug
11 months ago

Check the batteries on your sarcasm detector before you get too triggered

Yes
Yes
Reply to  Doug
11 months ago

It is a reputable source, they’re prone to exaggerated front page headlines, but they’re a news source just like the rest of them. Obviously if they post things from anonymous sources,take with salt, but that goes for any news network.

And yes grey is in good form, its the new lululemon x robbie ray yoga pants, so all the circulation is in his upper half.

J
J
11 months ago

OK so I’ve been holding out hope I will get a few start at the end the season from Jake degrom. I’m starting to think that’s not gonna happen. Nobody wants him do I drop him? Not a keeper league obviously.

CTFDU
CTFDU
11 months ago

Hi Grey, start McClanahan today @ Red Sox?
Thanks

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey knows his sh*t, so i would listen to that advice
Grey is also cursed as sh*t, so i would also now definitely start him.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Couple of quick questions. League with weekly lineups due today

1). Eloy hit on the knee yesterday. Will he play? Keep him in the lineup or replace with someone who might play more?

2). Prior to yesterday’s game, esteemed Red Sox manager announced that Schwarber would get most of the starts at first against righties. Then Dalbec goes out and hits 2 HRs. Same question as above – will he play enough to warrant starting in a league with weekly lineups?

Sax on the Beach
Sax on the Beach
11 months ago

Have you seen the new Blue Jays Robbie Ray pants T-shirts? They are amazing.

If Jack Flaherty is shutdown for the rest of the year, would you trust him at $12 for next year? Mixed league $260 budget.

I have to cut one of these 4 – rest can be kept for as long as I want. Francisco Alvarez, Alek Manoah, Kumar Rocker, Jasson Dominguez. Has to be Rocker, right?

Kcc26
Kcc26
11 months ago

Serious question: make any sense to grab Kirk over Realmuto with word that JT is playing through injury?

Thanks!

galica123
galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!

Great report!

a. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 8, 2021

‘All the jokes can’t be good. You’ve got to expect that once in awhile.’

b. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for September 8, 2021

Sinicropi reflected on the event after Reggie departed the brewery.

‘It is a huge honor. He’s Reggie! He transcends the sport. He’s an American icon! He’s a tremendous player and hall of famer,’ Sinicropi said.

‘It’s a special time in the World Series, and it’s great the chamber is bringing back these events,’ Sinicropi said.

‘It is exciting to welcome somebody with a reputation like him,’ said Jason Fink, president and CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. ‘We are thankful for the opportunity to have him here.’

Reggie played professional baseball for 21 years, racking up 563 home runs with a .262 batting average. He played with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and California Angels.

Cheers,
Ante

Denver90
Denver90
Reply to  galica123
11 months ago

Not the royals

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

My H2H team had its best pitching day of the season yesterday. 4 wins, 3 of which were Quality Starts. Oh, yeah, it’s my bye week.