Yesterday, Anthony DeSclafani went 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.05. This start was against the Marlins, so, thankfully, Anthony DeeScalated the hard-charging school of fish. “Lobsters don’t have sex, they butter each up and green stuff forms in their middle belly.” That’s a substitute teacher at fish school half-assing it. So, DeSclafani bought a pet goldfish and named it Flushy, but he’s better than some random game against the Fish. The Fish haven’t been good since Hootie said, “I’ve had enough of all of you.” DeSclafani, on the other hand, has been good in the not-too-distant past and is better this year — his peripherals:  9.2 K/9 (best of his career), 2.8 BB/9 and velocity up to 94.6 MPH from 93.6. His gamely homer allowance (GamHomAll) needs to be curbed for real success, but I can see why the Streamonator likes his next start. He’s underrated, unlike the Marlins, who are underwater. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. He’s the 1st MLB player in history with 13 homers in his 1st 100 career plate appearances. Which I guess is okay, if you like that sorta thing *insert picture of Grey drooling like Beethoven, the dog, not the German composer*

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 38th homer, and his 4th straight game with a homer. He leads the majors in homers since the break (18). That surprised me so much I looked it up at two different sites.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.85. I went back to look at what I said on June 17th of 2013 about Gerrit Cole after his 1st major league start, and, well, here it is, “One word that would describe what I saw after using a bunch of extraneous words to say I had one word to describe him:  poise. I think he can be a number one starter as soon as next year. He reminded me a lot of a young Verlander. I don’t say that flippantly, if I’m using the word flippantly correctly. He easily touches 98 MPH and can overpower just about anyone. He looked a lot more seasoned than a guy going in his first major league start. The Pirates announcers said he was trying to save his minor league bullpen so he didn’t strikeout as many guys in the minors. Not sure if he’s carrying that nonsense over to the majors, but maybe that’s why he only got two Ks. He was very efficient last night. For fantasy, that’s more like EFF-icient, give me Ks!” And that’s me quoting me!  If only older, wiser Grey could go back and tell that younger, but just-as-handsome Grey, that it wasn’t efficiency, it was stupid Ray Searage telling him to pitch to contact.

Willy Adames – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .252. If this was any other year, we’d be salivating over Willy. Hmm, that came out wrong. Hmm, so did that.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .280. Also, in this game, Keston Hiura (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 16th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this is first time two Asian-Americans homered in the same game since Lenn Sakata and Pat Morita got involved in a game of 7 Minutes in Heaven during a USO tour.

Mike Moustakas – Out with his 18th injury to his hand. Hey, Mike, maybe you throw your hip at a pitch, just a thought.

Adrian Houser – Hopeful he can make his next start. Ah, so uncynical. The naïveté of youth.

Jordan Lyles – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.55. A certain former pitching coach sees Lyles’s line and shrugs, “Glad we got rid of him.”  Streamonator doesn’t like Lyles’s next start and I don’t blame BotHead.

David Price – Will start on Sunday vs. the Angels. Price said, “Excited to see how good Trout is at Fortnite.”

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 29th and 30th homers, hitting .311. Okay, I know it’s Coors, but Bogaerts in the 1st round next year or nah? I’m thinking yah, but that sounds Swedish and I’m not Swedish, so yah or nah?

Carlos Carrasco – Will return on Sunday to pitch in relief. That’s great news. Cool story, bro. Seriously. Actually, a cool story and I am calling you bro, bro. I’m not being sarcastic. Why won’t you believe me? I’m seriously inspired. How’sever, he’s useless for fantasy in a light bullpen role. But useless and awesome. Not mutually exclusive.

Aaron Civale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.96. Here was me before this game where I streamed him, “Nice butter, Civale, may I interest you in some Tigers-are-toast?” Civale might have some long-term interest, but we’re in short-term churn-and-burn mode and I’ve already dropped him for…*looks at the Streamonator for who’s next against the Tigers that’s available*…Martin Perez!

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4 and his 15th and 16th homer, and three homers in the last two games. Kipnis sounds like a deli appetizer and I’m stuffing my knish with his hot schmotato!

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (20, 21), and now has five homers in five games.  Schoop is dope when he’s hitting ropes. That all rhymed because I am a Master Rhyming Dictionarographer.

Mitch Garver – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  If you drafted Garver, Roberto Perez and Christian Vazquez, you’re doing better than someone with Giancarlo, Aaron Judge and Goldschmidt. The pain I inflict with my words!

Justus Sheffield – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.94. My one hope for Sheffield is he runs out the clock on his rookie eligibility so I don’t have to write a Sheffield rookie outlook post for the 5th year in a row. Justus Christ give me that one silver lining.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Seager out here like, “I’ll tell you when I’m no longer a hot schmotato.” Loud and clear, Seags.

Clint Frazier – Aaron Boone said Frazier will be called up in September.  Aaron Boone with his hand over his mouth, “Bench player says what?”  Frazier, “What?” Aaron Boone giggles.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer. Sanchez is only the 4th catcher in history with two seasons of 30 homers in his 1st five seasons: Piazza, Campanella and Rudy York, which was Giuliani’s stage name.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer and finally seems to be clicking with his 6th homer in his last eight games. Only a shame that he didn’t homer off Sheffield for the Judge hammers home Justus.

Mike Ford – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer and 100th homer in the last week. Whatever concoction of PEDs, SuperBalls and pinball flippers that Gio Urshela was using two weeks ago has been baton’d over to Ford, and Ford is running around like Zola Budd knocking down homers like they’re Mary Decker in the upper deck.

James Paxton – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.39. Paxton was prolly intimidated playing back in Seattle, which is why he made a terrible team look decent.  I’m kidding, Paxton sucks dog balls. Not sure what’s going on with him, but he made a team with Austin Nola, as its three-hole hitter, look good and himself look bad.

Noah Syndergaard – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.14. Be lame for me to swoop in now and say I told you Syndergaard was overrated in the preseason and to avoid him, so I just won’t do it. You can’t make me.

J.D. Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, which is also the number of times Davis appears in his name.

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .333. Doode, we all moved on to loving Bryan Reynolds more. Sorry, McNeil, but that’s just tough stuffing.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer in August. The Greek God of Hard Contact had a very similar amount of homers in the first four months of the season.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. I own Happ in one league because I bought seventeen-hundred ‘post’s to go in front of ‘hype’ and I have to use them or they’ll go bad.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-fro-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer. When he’s 37 and can barely lift his arms or move his legs, he’s going to make such a great outfielder for the Rangers.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.47. I don’t even own him and I’m annoyed that he couldn’t go five innings with a nine-run cushion.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.59 vs. Jacob Waguespack – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.93. Their last names are longer than their outings.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer, hitting .297. Freeman homered off Boshers, who got his name when a man reached climax while watching Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco bash forearms.

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Streamonator liked this start, and it was a (mild) success, and likes his next start mildly, which means…I’m not sure. It feels risky to me.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hard for me to give a full-throated hot schmotato alert on a 1-for-5, but could be something here.

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Jerry Tomato is walking away with the number one catcher spot in the Player Rater, and I’m honestly not sure when the last time was that a number one catcher coming into the season ended the year in the same spot.  Maybe an early Posey year? Not sure, tee bee aitch.

Starling Marte – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 23rd homer. He’s a good bellwether for how juiced balls are. He should be a 20-homer hitter. So, balls are 13% juicey. Math holds up.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer. “Partly cloudy.”  That’s Josh trying to be a good bellwether too.

Mitch Keller – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.62. After the game, Ray Searage said, “You love to see a guy groove pitches like that. But he could’ve easily thrown 75 pitches and gave up 12 earned, so we’ll work on it.”

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .282. Prepare the part of your brain where my sleepers go, because Dozier’s gonna be living in there for about four months this offseason.

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, 3rd homer this week. Tommy O’Hearns is famously known as The Hitman *intern whispers in my ear* I mis-googled? I never mis-google. That’s amatureish. What, I mis-googled how to spell amateurish?

Brad KellerRoyals shut him down for the year. Royals had previously said they were going to wait for two to three more starts, so I’m not sure Keller saw this coming.

Mark Canha – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, and 45th homer this month. Yo, is Canha running for Mayor of Hot Schmotatoland? Because Ty Wigginton has a lifetime appointment and can’t be removed from office.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5 and his 24th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  On one hand, Semien is so hot; on the other hand, gross.

Sheldon Neuse – Called up by the A’s. He’s on the older side for a prospect (24), because he played college ball. So, I will call him Old Sheldon. OS (I’ve now shortened it) hits for power and looks like he eats and/or is called Chunky Monkey. CM (I’ve now shortened Chunky Monkey) was originally being called up to fill-in for a few days for Khris Davis on paternity leave — if that kid isn’t born at 2:47 AM or PM, send it for DNA tests — but now Matt Chapman had his melon struck, so Neuse may stay up longer. Didn’t run out to grab Neuse anywhere, but I could see it for upside on power.

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HamPorter
HamPorter
3 years ago

I just wanted you to know I thought Brad Keller not seeing being shut down coming, was pure Helen Keller gold!

HamPorter
HamPorter
Reply to  HamPorter
3 years ago

I hope that it didn’t fall on deaf ears!!!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Since there is essentially no DL in September, the Muncy injury might imply an extended dead roster spot (LAD already conceded at least a few days). So would you drop Muncy for Hansel Alberto (keeps same defensive flexibility)?

2. I have Mondesi in 3 leagues. As I’ve repeatedly mentioned, I assumed I’d be cutting him once learning he’d be returning with playing limitations (I can’t explain why KC would activate him under stipulations — especially since they’ll probably also baby him with add’l off days). My question concerns who I would be cutting if I kept Mondesi.

a. League-1: Drop Berti (my 2B) for Mondesi.

b. League-2: Drop Mallex (my bench bat) for Mondesi

c. League-3: Drop Urshela (bench bat) for Mondesi.

Just composing this note makes me feel dropping Mondesi is an easy decision. Which ones would you re-consider?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m glad to give Muncy 3 days; but I remember similar September situations (e.g., Ellsbury) when 3 days becomes 3 weeks. If this were July, fine; but Playoffs start Monday.

wrt Mondesi, I still have a few days to decide. Mallex is probably an easy cut, but Berti has been effective — do you think the bubble will be bursting soon?

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Hearing news of an injury to Muncy which would seem to open a spot for Lux. Would you drop either Berti or Eloy for Lux?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

I got my dunce cap on, and starting Paddack, because… how much worse can it get?

Looks like Aristudly may only project out to 100 HRs on 500 AB. Not even close to the initial estimate of 450 HRs.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I don’t mind the dearth of HRs. But, like Trea, he apparently has stopped stealing.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Bader or Seth Brown in the short term?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the quick response!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Lance Lynn is such unmitigated garbage.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sadist

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

4 pitch walks to Vogelbach, Fraley, and Dylan Moore. He’s had zero control for a month or so. About to drop.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

yeah he picked a bad time to stink it up!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

His fantasy line ain’t bad – QS 1 ER and 5 Ks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Phew. Yeah, he really got it together. Thank goodness.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He was out on the mound reading passages from the book “I Can’t Throw Strikes To Garbage Hitters”. Thankfully, the official scorer made the right call eventually, and took 2 ER’s off his line.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Aquino …. Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Merrifield Junior (Berti) goes deep oppo too!!!!!!!!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He really is a good human. Haha!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
3 years ago

Grey,

Haven’t posted much this season but of course I still come to Razzball. Haven’t really had too many questions but I am stuck right before playoffs.

I own Benintendi. I’ve been wanting to drop him for weeks, then he got hot, that lasted 2-3 weeks. I want to drop him basket and have gas my hand in the button 10 times but would like a second opinion lol.

I picked up Voit and DL’d him last week… comes back tomorrow!! I also had Mondesi DL’d and he comes back Sunday. I have to technically drop 2 players. Who? Here is my roster.

C – Will Smith
1B – Bellinger
2B – Hiura
3B – Baez
SS – Bichette
OF – Acuna Jr.
OF – Benintendi
OF – Robles
UTIL – Jorge Polanco
UTIL – Urshela
B – Canha
DL – Voit
DL – Mondesi

SP – Clevinger
SP – Bieber
RP – Smith
RP – Workman
RP – Magill
SP – E. Rodriguez
SP – Pineda
SP – Wheeler
SP – Heaney
SP – Luchessi
SP – Caleb Smith
SP – Gallen
NA – Luzardo

I’m thinking Players I can drop at this point include Urshela, Benintendi, Caleb.

I wouldn’t drop Canha he seems legit for the rest of the season.

Thanks Grey!

LenFuego
LenFuego
3 years ago

Hi Grey, I think this is really a question more for Rudy than you, but I am not sure how to submit it to him.

I was checking out the Player Rater season-to-date for 12 team ESPN roto leagues, and I noticed that RPs who have 0 wins, like Kirby Yates, are getting a -$2.7 value in the $W column, while SPs who have 0 wins, such as Matt Moore, are getting a big fat $-9.0. Those values, of course, feed into the player’s overall value and ranking.

This suggests that the Player Rater model is using different “Replacement Level” values for SPs and RPs when calculating the value contributed by the player in each category. That seems perfectly sensible for leagues where you are required to put a certain number X of SPs and a certain number Y of RPs into your lineup, since the replacement for that player would necessarily be someone of the same SP or RP category. But it seems surprising to do that for ESPN leagues, for which the rules are that SPs and RPs are completely interchangeable – you can put 9 SPs into your lineup or 9 RPs.

As an example, Ryne Stanek is categorized as a SP on the Player Rater (I assume because he has often been an “opener”), even though he is for all intents and purposes a relief pitcher, and he gets $-9.0 under the $W column. If he was categorized instead as an RP, he apparently would get $-2.7 under the $W column, even though he can be put into your ESPN lineup regardless of whether the pitcher you are replacing him with is an SP or RP.

I cannot think of a rationale for changing Stanek’s values in an ESPN league based on whether he is categorized as a SP or RP, but I highly respect Rudy’s knowledge and instincts on the mathematical analysis for rating players, so I am wondering whether there is a rationale for using different “Replacement Level” values for SPs and RPs for ESPN leagues that I am just not getting.

Thanks.

Rudy Gamble
Rudy Gamble
Reply to  LenFuego
3 years ago

Stanek should be marked as an RP. Just a case where my position assignment rules need to better account for openers.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

Sure, but that does not really address the question I am asking, Rudy. The question essentially is, in an ESPN league (where the pitching positions are not assigned as either SPs or RPs), why would Stanek’s value (or any other pitcher) be different depending on whether he is classified as an RP or SP?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

And I owe DT a major apology for criticizing his low assessment of Dakota’s ROS outlook. His next 4 starts are SF (Baumgarten), @ Col; Mil; @ ChC.

I’ll be dropping him for Bailey (who’s been pretty good w Oakland) in 3 leagues.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Would you trust Matz this weekend vs Philly — he had a blister issue his last start?

2.I don’t trust Mondesi with his constraints; when activated, I expect to drop him (and keep Berti). Am I being overly risk adverse?

3. I’ve tried assessing upcoming pitcher assignments for streamer candidates. Homer Bailey seems like a keeper (!!) — other than 1 start vs Houston; he has Det, KC, Texas, and Seatle.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Matz game in Philly.

zach jany
zach jany
3 years ago

I picked up trevor Richards bc the streamonator loves his start next week (playoffs). The Ray’s used him today behind an opener for an inning or 2. Do u think he gets his start next week?

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Yesterday I asked you about my 4 keepers and we agreed on:
Mondesi (would be my 4th round pick next year)
Bieber (would be my 8th round pick next year)
Suarez (would be my 12th round pick next year
Corbin (would be my 13th round pick next year)

Would you swap any of those dudes for Xander (would be 2nd round pick next year)?

Thanks in advance!

Smitty
3 years ago

Ed Rod gets the W but couldn’t chance it, went with DeSclafanny instead!!! Rhys Bumkins had a couple of hits! Sorry Bum, not falling for it

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Do you think luzardo will have an impact and be in the A’srotation by sept 1? Looking for pitching help. Would you cut caleb Smith for him in a 12 team league?

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Was offered Chris Sale for my Jack Flaherty in Keeper League. I’m all turned around on this one. Take it?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Are you starting paddack tonight if you are in a tight race for ratios? Streamantor likes him, but also like caleb Smith earlier this week. Not sure how much lag is in the model to account for recent performance and the eye test where these guys are clearly running pit of gas. Thx

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Have a 30 save league so need better pitchers for ratios. Going to trade the other. Who do you prefer Bradley or Jansen?

jose
jose
3 years ago

Need points in a H2H points league: Would you take a chance on waiting for a waiver claim to clear for Plesac (@ TB) overnight, or go ahead and pick up Allard vs SEA?

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! SON has treated me well this week with May (meh), Plutko, and Sandoval. Hopefully can keep the good times streaming.

Cahna Borrow A Feeling?
Cahna Borrow A Feeling?
3 years ago

I’ve decided to change my moniker from the subversively profane Lincecuminmypants in honor of one of the best Simpsons songs ever/white Oakland A 1B thumpers named Mark (non-Mack division).

With that in mind, pls pick 3 for ROS:

Avisail, Delino, Franmil, Edman, Tauchman, Kingery, Pillar, Kike, Urshela, CahnaBorrowAFeeling?

Thanks!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

So funny story. Mitch Keller’s xFIP is 4.13. He’s still striking out guys, but I think they are taking the pitch to contact thing just a little too deep.

.479 BABIP
53.6% LOB
Only 16.2% Soft contact

His Goddamn ERA is twice his xFIP.

Please fire them.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Not enough contact for Searage. He’d prefer a meteor shower.

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 Team H2H Categories
Looking to add a Coors bat for the rest of the week, who should I go with:

Hillard
Hampson
Jose Osuna

I’m thinking Hillard is the go to but you tell me.

Thanks!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok great thanks!

Also there is a Mrs. Doubtfire joke there somewhere with Hillard, can’t figure out exactly how it would go but you are the gifted writer I’ll let you figure out exactly how to handle it haha

Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
3 years ago

10to H2H playoffs just for today pick 1- JD Davis vs Lester or Puig @Norris?

Jesse
Jesse
3 years ago

Is it bad I’m wishing a DL stint for Muncy, so Lux can take his spot?!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Jesse
3 years ago

It’s not so much Muncy blocking him, its a 40 man roster issue. If Lux does get tabbed to play then Muncy goes to 1B and Belly to the OF. Cuts into Taylor and Kike.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Article came out last night said they said he will be with team, not confirming that they are bringing him up. They did it with Will Smith last year where he was with the team and did drills and was in clubhouse, but not on roster.

Jesse LIBROT
Jesse LIBROT
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Gotcha, thanks guys!

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
3 years ago

Ryse Hoskins to the four hole and ba-bam

You could see his swing was totally different not trying to pull everything

Wudaben
Wudaben
3 years ago

Need help choosing a SP through next week in my H2H points league playoffs. My choices:

Lucchesi @SF (Webb) COL (Melville)
Rodriguez MIN (Gibson)
Soroka TOR (Waguespack) WAS (Scherzer)
Wheeler @PHI (Nola) @WAS (Sanchez)
Samardzija @STL (Flaherty) @LAD (May)

Soroka is interesting and Wheeler has killed me lately but I’m thinking Lucchesi here. Thoughts?

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

Looking forward to my semi final match up next week (bye this week). Streamonator hates Houser next week versus Houston -17.0 and DTD with hip issue and possible next start vs CHC. Lose him for any of the following projected starters as per Streamonator in what order?

T. Richards 9-3 Bal $21.4 (Possible 2 Start week 9-8 Tor)
Framber 9-6 Sea $24.9
P. Lopez 9-6 KC $20.8 (see how does 8-31 vs Was)

Thanks again for your thoughts

Zeus
Zeus
3 years ago

Junis vs Det and @Mia. You starting him next week if you need Ws?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Zeus
3 years ago

Hard to get wins if you don’t.

TonyC
TonyC
3 years ago

Please rank for September Schoop, Wong, McMahon, Alberto, Flores and Kieboom. Thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Trade Analyzer is broken when it comes to JD Davis – I am guessing the bot has him down as a PT player and a -$12 value ROS

Grey-0-nator – what do you think for JD ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

you think he’s a Top 10 or 12 3B too?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

J.D. Davis

aaron
aaron
3 years ago

ugh..I own Syndergaard and Hendricks in a 12 team NL only that I WAS winning. What’s the most number of combined runs two starters have given up in a game? Maybe better question, highest ERA two starters left with? 7 2/3 15 ER last night. That’s a 17.61 ERA. SO..9 RUN lead and still no win!

Bradley Kukenberger
Bradley Kukenberger
3 years ago

Khris Davis is out for three days on paternity leave. I’m in my H2H playoffs and need a replacement for the rest of the week in my Utility spot. Who do you like the best out of:
Mike Ford, Wong, Schoop, or Longo?

Thanks for all the help this year!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Bradley Kukenberger
3 years ago

I like Schoop just because he’s playing almost everyday.

Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez
3 years ago

What do you guys make of Seth Brown ? Worth a risk or will he not get enough playing time with the A’s

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

That popcorn eating thread from yesterday had me LOL’ing more than it should’ve. I’m secretly hoping for more of that today… is there any other player you allegedly like/don’t like and rank/didn’t rank????

Can we complain about Travis Shaw?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Nah no more of that today please! We have all off season for that clown to re-emerge as the resident Razzball ombudsman.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey is a lover not a hater – he loves everybody to some degree unless you are a pitcher valued in the first 3 rounds of drafts

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Yeah, ridiculous that Hendricks just fell apart in the 5th with a nine run lead and couldn’t get the win. I had him and Folty going in my Razzball DC and they did pretty much the same thing: set up for an easy win and sh*t the bed. Of course I’m neck and neck with a few other teams for W’s. At least one of my guys, McNeil, did some of the damage, but that was so brutal.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, its tough. Im down to six healthy starters in that league and, as you know, can’t pick up any FA’s so I’ll just hope and pray that my rotation of Berrios, Ray, Hendricks, Lauer, Folty, Eflin holds up. That and with any good fortune my offense starts to mash again…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, Happ was hapless and brought only unhappiness. It definitely has not been the “Year of the Happ”.

Well, at least the year is almost over. Say goodbye to Giancarlo for a longtime hopefully…

Donkey Teeth
Admin
3 years ago

Killer video, Anime Grey really knows his football!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

Wait is it football season?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes, I don’t get many chances

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
3 years ago

Fantasy playoffs start Monday in a weekly AL only H2H 5×5 League.

I am considering starting two start Patrick Sandoval .

I know that sounds crazy, but he switched which side of the mound he pitched on, and struck out 9 with 0 ER last night.

My other option is 1 start Stroman at Philly but he has been such a dissapointment since getting traded. Tell me Sandoval isn’t complete trash? (Only if it’s true)

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
Reply to  Kingslayer
3 years ago

Forgot to mention Patrick Sandoval is @OAK and @CHW

Kung Fu Pitcher?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Kingslayer
3 years ago

Stromans in the NL now so I’d go with Sandoval since he’s in the AL…

seano
seano
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’s a kid! Big lefty with upside. But hey I coached him in T-Ball when he was 5 so I might be biased. Seriously I did.

Of course last night Ausmus went Sciosciapath on him after throwing 5 shutout innings of 1 hit ball and 9 Ks!

seano
seano
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes seriously

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Where’s the Just Dong blurb?! Me likey.

Streamer for W’s?
Anibals Sanchez vs MIA (the Hispanic prophet Elieser Hernandez)
Gibson @ Det (Jackson)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

Gibson

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks DT and Grey!

Dang, split decision from the ‘perts! Guess I have to take responsibility for my own actions now…

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Morning!!

I’m in need of some SP help if I want to make the playoffs. Need to drop someone to add Lamet and then stream the rest of the week. Who would you drop:

c: Vazquez
1b. Hoskins
2b. Baez
3b. Vlad
ss. J. Polanco
of: Acuna, Alvarez, Castellanos
Utl: Eloy, Hiura
bn: Canha, Sano, D. Murphy

As always, I appreciate the help

Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Drop Canha

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Dancin Homer
3 years ago

I’d drop Canha and Murphy for two stream spots

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Murphy

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Dancin Homer
3 years ago

I wouldn’t drop the hot bat. I would consider Eloy or Murph but Murph is at Coors… though he hasn’t hit many HRs there all year.

Might not be a popular opinion, but I vote Eloy. I own him in all my leagues which are deep roto. If I had any kind of decent replacement or a need in a H2H league like you do, I’d drop him.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks everyone for all the input on this one.

As much as it pained me to drop the hot bat, I dropped Canha and pending how Murphy looks tonight, he’s nex on the cut list.

Thanks again

Doc Samson
Doc Samson
3 years ago

Here are Gerrit Cole’s salary demands for signing with a team next year: Miley Cyrus wearing nothing but an ostrich feather, a billion dollar’s worth of slot play at Caesars’ Palace and Ireland.

Luis
Luis
3 years ago

Is John Means the best John in baseball? I think Jack Flaherty is actually named Jack.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I had to look at best baseball players named John, and there are only two on the top 300 HR hitters of all time. Mayberry and Olerud. Both have exactly 255 career HRs.

Peter guigli
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Tommy john?

Peter guigli
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Kris Davis is out on maternity leave for 3 days, The A’s told him he could stay out until the kids out of diapers.

galica
galica
3 years ago

Grey!!

Nice report, man! Reminds me of 2013 when you were young, handsome (still are) and remembering Gerrit!

Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 29

Abbott (Ted Higgins): I’d like to have a tooth pulled. I want no anesthetic and I don’t care how much it hurts.

Dentist’s Assistant: Oh my, what a brave man you are! What tooth is it?

Abbott (Ted Higgins): [turns to Tommy (Costello)] Show her the tooth

[Poor, Lou! Screwed, blued and tattooed once again.]

Cheers,
Ante

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

How about that haul the pirates got for cole. He had 2 years of control when they made that deal. They got musgrove who is maybe a 4 or 5 starter who has a 4.7 era, moran who is looking like a platoon player, a dime a dozen middle reliever and an OF who projects to be a 4th or 5th OF. I could go on, but this organization is a joke.

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hard to have a worse year in making trades than the Pirates had in 2018

Francisco DeLaTorre
Francisco DeLaTorre
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

They could of got some good players from the dodgers for their closer too but were too greedy.

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Ok, desclafani owned the Fish. Castillo gives up 5 earned vs them. Vince V had a rough start vs them last week. Do you dare use joe ross vs Miami on Saturday? Looking for a qs and good ratios. I of ourse am the same guy who advocated using Gibson vs det and chw. He gave up a total of 9 er in those 2 starts. Not exactly what I or the streamantor expected.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

I’d try to find a better option