Hello, welcome to my Red Sox blog. We are the Nephews of Sam Horn. His “Sons” were taken by less bandwagony Red Sox fans that were cheering for them for a long time. I started this week, when I wrote a whole thing about Hunter Renfroe. Now ermahgerd it’s Bobby Dalbec‘s time in the spotlight. If you spell it Dlabec, it sounds like an Eastern European dictator with the same level of power. If I could do one of those C’s where there’s a hook on it, I so would. I have a soupçon of an idea what that C’s called. Wait a seçond! Autoçorrect did it–Hold on, now it’s too muçh. Okay, çut it out! So, yesterday, Bobby Dalbec (3-for-4, 3 runs, 7 RBIs) hit his 15th and 16th homers, and, boy, the ball is flying out in Boston recently. This is Dalbec’s 2nd two-homer game of August, and, well, not much else. Dalbec won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if he’s available and you need power, I could see it. This guy gets it done; I’m gonna call him, Bobby Do’er. Hey, that’s not confusing with any Red Sox greats, right? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (30) and legs (4), hitting .276. Devers, you sly dog, I’m falling in love you, baby doll. “What’s up, bro?” Doll! Doll! Get out of here, David Dahl! Devers joins Ted Williams (3) and Nomar Garciaparra (2) as the only Red Sox players to have multiple 30-homer seasons through their age-24 seasons. Devers is rated, and still underrated!

Chris Sale – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.35. Pounds glove, leans in to see the catcher’s signs, “There’s a Sale…on Chrisses!” Sorry, I was practicing my Chris Sale impersonation.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.88. *listens to the dumbest thing anyone’s ever said* Are you done? = *watches the most horrific start from my pitcher* Ryu done?

Marcus Semien – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer. Every time he pulls his bat out, Semien is about to bust.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.43, as he was activated from the IL. He said about his injury, “It feels better,” when asked to elaborate on what “it” is, he said, “What was the injury the White Sox said I had?”

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer. I had flashback to a simpler time, when I drafted Cesar Hernandez in the same league where Donkey Teeth drafted Maikel Franco and I was giving him crap back in March. Enjoy this, March DM:

Jose Abreu – 1-for-5 and his 27th homer, hitting .257. Meh, you know him, so live with me for a second. In that league where I have Cesar Hernandez, I have 25 homers more than the 2nd place team. My team has Vlad Jr. Olson, Cesar, Treat Urner and Devers. And that’s just my infield! And I dropped Leody for Adolis! And I traded Ketel Marte away to Donkey! Maybe so he could replace Maikel’s amazing production after he was DFA’d.

Eloy Jimenez -1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .288. Also, in this game, Luis Robert (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) and his 4th homer. Is this the What If…? animated series on Disney+?

Rhys Hoskins – Will undergo surgery on his lower abdomen, and his season is over. First we lose Della Reese, now Rhys Hoskins. *pats forehead with a handkerchief* It’s a struggle, y’all.

Zach Eflin – Was activated from the IL, but not so fast, his knee is still bothering him. This is what happens when you take a knee everywhere you go.

Carson Kelly – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s here now so if you have to, have at it.

Max Scherzer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.51 vs. Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.80, as he returned from the IL. Darvish’s been a mess for a minute, and Max is as solid as they come, but on a real baseball question: Are the Padres going to miss the playoffs? Gotta be one of the biggest underperformers this year. Is anyone talking about that? I mean, besides me just now.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer. Don’t know if he will or not, but he could absolutely hit 15 homers in September, end the year with 38 homers and go into next year like, “Yeah, he always hits 35+ homers,” and it’ll be like, “Yo, does no one else remember everyone was drafting off of Donkey’s 2021 fantasy football rankings by the time Giancarlo came around?”

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer. Gallo, on the other hand, will get 40 homers, and sit out the last day so he doesn’t end the year hitting less than .200.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Ya know what’s gonna happen, right? Ya know, right? We’re gonna be out on him in 2022 and he’s gonna hit 50 homers and .260. I’m mad at him already!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 30th homer, which ties his career high. He can call his mom to tell her the good news and get called, “Corey?”

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.33. I can’t say Yusei without hearing Lisa Loeb in my head and getting aroused–WHAT?! She looks good still! I’m sorry.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 35th homer, a grand slam. Imagine you would’ve drafted Sal P. this year. *wavy lines* Hey, it’s back in March! Oh, it’s my turn to draft in the 12th round. Hmm, Sal Perez or Leody Taveras? Well, I could really use an outfielder and speed…*wavy lines* Ugh, I made the same mistake again!

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-2 and his 41st homer, hitting .269. Two sixty-nine. Rawr! Stop it! I’m blushing!

Mike Trout – No date has been set for his rehab assignment, because you can’t rehab an injury that doesn’t exist. Put that in your brain stem and push it up into the medulla.

Keegan Akin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.26. Orioles stopped a 19-game losing streak, and won two games in a row vs. the Angels. Farte Moreno should bring back The Sciosciapath. At least then the Angels were fun to root against. Now they’re just sad.

Miles Mikolas – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.70. Streamonator hates his next one and yesterday instilled a big, fat zero bit of confidence in him.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer. This feather is from the 7-foot Australian bird that inspired Jim Henson. It’s a family heirloom, which makes it odd I’m going to carelessly put it by this open window–NOOO!!! Torenado!

Edmundo Sosa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Since the Cards have a Sosa, shouldn’t the Cubs have a McGwire? Emoji of a hand on chin, thinking, and sipping a glass labeled, “Smart Juice.”

Mitch Keller – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.75. Can’t wait to grab him the day the Pirates trade him away for a Mike Minor-type.

Colin Moran – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .286. As someone who very sadly rosters this schmohawk in NL-Only leagues, I absolutely can attest to him doing a whole lot of nothing previously.

Michael Chavis – 4-for-5, 2 runs. Unlike Moran, I remember just a couple days ago talking about Chavis, so he must’ve homered. That’s called a hot schmotato in Razz parlance.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, third homer in four games, and second time in two days I’ve said I shouldn’t have doubted him multiple times this year.

Alex Wood – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.08. Streamonator was pretty iffy on this start, but loves his next one and it looks like a no-brainer. My speciality!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .262. Albombso! Ya know, if he gets 35 homers and hits .260, it’s gonna be hard for the haters to come out and be like, “Grey, handsome face, but Alonso hits for a bad average.”

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.94. All right, I’m back in! Don’t have to pitch great twice for me to get back in when a guy could be a top 20 starter for a month, and he gets the Marlins next. Sign me up!

Myles Straw – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer. You think he’s ever like, “Please, my father is Mr. Straw, call me hay.”

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (11). If you pick him up, you can say in a very deep Italian accent, “I like-a Bra-Zi.”

Owen Miller – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .175. Cleveland’s got Bradley Zimmer, Owen Miller, Myles Straw..Is this a sports team or freshmen rushing a frat?

Tejay Antone – Headed for Tommy John surgery. Ya mean in June when he had a forearm strain he couldn’t rehab it? Really? Gosh, who could’ve seen that coming? A true wizard of future-seeing that’s who.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91. Just about all his starts all year have been bleh, but this one makes up for all of them. I’m 100% kidding. This doesn’t make up for shizz! Yo, Gray ain’t shizz, and tell him I said so! But spell it out so people don’t think you’re talking about me.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .320. The Greek God of Hard Contact is now playing for a contract, saying, “These shawarmas ain’t gonna rotate themselves.”

Jonathan India – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .275. India calls his bat, “Ballywood.”

Luis Urias – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. There’s a Urias in this afternoon’s Buy column, but it’s not this one. Please don’t drop your pants and ask, “Is it this Urias?” Please don’t. Okay, you’re cancelled now.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .272. Rojas is gonna hit, whether you’re reddy or not. Pun points!

Jorge Alfaro – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .243. Saw he only had four homers and I was like, “Whoa, did he miss a lot of time this year?” And that’s a big nope. He played, just not well.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, and the hardest hit homer of his career, clearing the fence at 114.1 MPH. Heaven have mercy on MLB pitchers if Sexy Dr. Pepper ever elevates his swing.

Patrick Corbin – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.09. Could be worse, you could’ve gave Corbin $140 million over six years and have to pay him through 2024, when he’s due $35 million. Again for the back of the room, he’s due thirty-five million in 2024! My lord. I’d sell the team, then buy another team just to get rid of that salary obligation. Did they think because he was going to be 35 years old in 2024 that they had to give him 35 million? Someone make this make sense.

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Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Trout
what’s the story?

Matt
Matt
11 months ago

My trade deadline passed in 10-tm categories and now I have some roster decisions I could use your help with…

C – Grandal
1B – Vlad
2B – India
3B – Devers
OF – A Garcia
OF – C Taylor
OF – Bellinger
OF – Grisham
UTIL – Olson
UTIL – Votto
BEN – Chisholm, Lindor
SP – C Burnes, L Castillo, L Giolito, S Alcantara, S McClanahan, , Madbum
RP – W Smith, A Colome, K Finnegan

1) Too many batters, want to replace a middle inf with a pitcher. Who is most droppable? Would you do it?
2) Available OF – what moves would you make to my current OF?: Santander, A rosario, C Joe, B Belt, J Rojas, A Vaughn, A Frazier, M Conforto, J Soler

Thank you sir!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Matt
11 months ago

Starting SS is Tim Anderson. Woops

nightpandas
nightpandas
11 months ago

Hey Grey happy friday

Who we droppin to activate the Gasman

Givens or McHugh

its a saves only and K/9 league

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
11 months ago

Keeper Story owner and just snagged Brendan Rodgers – if he can stay healthy, where do you see his ceiling?

Thanks

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Rockies going to be all over letting him walk for a pick in about five years too – genius!

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

Hey Grey! Getting a lot of interest in my $1 Sale keeper. What are your thoughts on the following different deals? Keep forever, +$3 keeper inflation.

1. My $1 Sale for his $18 Lindor (this is the other guy’s current offer).

2. My $1 Sale + $19 Story for his $14 Soto (this and the rest are version I’m thinking of countering with)

3. My Sale for his $4 Riley

4. Sale for his $12 Albies

Thanks!

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
11 months ago

Happy friday!

In a weekly h2h league using standard cats, would you replace lisa loeb’s pitching familiar with any of:

– suarez, pennsylvania ranger
– mchugh
– c. javier
– matz
– mize

thanks

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

i bet

thanks again!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
11 months ago

Tatis and Jose Ramirez were only 1st rounder not to be kinda a bust this year?!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Episode 1 leaked but I haven’t see it haha

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

For sure. Doubt it’s on there right away tho.
Im panning a rewatch from beginning soon!

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Yasmania back tonight if he’s available for anyone needing a catcher upgrade.

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

If you had to choose one streamer this week, who would you go with?

Matz @ DET tonight
EdRod @ CLE tonight
Carlos Hernandez @ SEA tomorrow

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Any concerns for Rhys in 2022? Someone inexplicably dropped him and once he clears waivers he’s $1. I already have Vlad and Voit, but won’t be averse to stashing him on my IL if I can get him on time.

Razzfan
Razzfan
11 months ago

so a 12th rd catcher is going to win the hr crown this year…..

NICE!

Razzfan
Razzfan
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It’s happening!!!

ashtray
ashtray
11 months ago

How would you rank these utility guys for ROS
14 team 7×7 with OBP and SLG

Harrison
Ibanez
Solak
Luis Garcia

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Has anyone heard who the Dodgers starting pitcher is tonight? I can’t find it listed anywhere and I need a third SP for my points league matchup.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Justin Ralph
11 months ago

SON has it listed as a bullpen game

https://razzball.com/streamers/

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  ashtray
11 months ago

Awesome, thank you for this!

Kari
Kari
11 months ago

No comments, just a question. Wait there is a comment, Your bring a smile to my face because there is always something to laugh about.
With Carlos Rodon off from the IL, I need to drop a player, h2h points only,
I am greedy for points, nothing else matters except they show up.
My worst players in the last few weeks have been

Mark Cana has done nothing since he came back from IL

Brandon Crawford same as Cana but may have more promise for w weeks.

Yaz, you never know. Of the three Yaz has his moments to produce points.

I do have Starling Marte which unfortunately has not helped since being dragged cross country. But I wouldn’t think about giving him up.
I have Yuli and Brantly.
Brantly, the lights are on but nobody is home this week,
I could shuffle McClanahan from RP to SP to add Paul Sewald, He is producing more points than Melancon, Padres are sinking and Melancon is right there with them.
I should hang on to Melancon in cause something puts a jolt into the Padres, Brendan Rogers and Ursela are available.
Any great advice might help me make the playoffs.

If Nola has a bad outing I want to drop him. But if I do he will come back to life while on someone else’s roster. I have 2 weeks left and 1 team is in my way, for playoffs.
Thanks for advice and making me smile,

ashtray
ashtray
11 months ago

Losing Hoskins really hurts and there isn’t much going on on the waiver wire. 14 team league H2H 7×7 with OBP and SLG instead of AVG.

Who do you like out of these options:

Connor Joe
Dalbec
Miggy
Candelario
Ruf
Christian Walker
Farmer
Nate Lowe
Hosmer
Tellez

I’d prefer to only pick up 1 if there’s a clear cut winner here but could go for 2 if you see a good platoon option.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
11 months ago

I’ll throw Andy Ibanez out there as well considering he’s hitting the snot out of the ball at the moment.

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

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.

I’ve got one move left this week, you making any changes? Do you think it’s worth it for me to pick up someone while Ketel Marte is DTD (depending on his injury?). I would need to grab either a 2B or 3B to temp fill the spot. I could drop Odorizzi after his start today or Conforto (seemed like he was heating up a bit but has since cooled off)

WIRE

HIT – I. Happ, F. Schwindel, B. Dalbec, C. Joe, N. Lopez, A. Ibanez, M. Canha, J. Soler, T. Wade, A. Benintendi, J. Candelario, E. Hosmer, A. Dickerson, A. Duvall, R. Grossman, C. Kieboom,

PIT – A. Alzolay (IL – stash), C. Archer (@BAL), L. Patino (@BAL), N. Cortes (@OAK), R. Suarez (ARI), K. H. Kim (@PIT), T. Gilbert (SD, next week)

RP – M. Barnes, C. Green, M. Givens, D. Willaims, A. Colome, G. Soto, J. Barlow, S. Barlow

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

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 – J. Odorizzi
BN – C. Hernandez
IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale (IL)

Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey,
Sounds good, I’ll wait to see who’s playing for the 2B/3B spot. For grabbing either Duvall or Ranger, who’s the drop, Odorizzi after tonight start? (probably leaning towards Ranger as my OF is loaded and still having Mancini on the BN after dropping Conforto)

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 months ago

Who would you stream today
Lauer @ Min
Bubic @ Sea
Freeland @ LA

Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  lwomack58
11 months ago

Bubic

Russ
Russ
Reply to  lwomack58
11 months ago

Bubic

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

Thinking Alonso’s last week has made it hard for a buy low in him next year. Where you think you rank him for 22?

You like Gausman at Atlanta today? Hard to sit him with such a great season, but the last two starts have me a little scared. I need my ERA to stay under 3.79 and I could spare some innings by sitting.

Thank you very much!

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

Is it possible we see Boba Shetti in the 1st, Devers in the 2nd, Alonso in the 3rd round next year? I already can’t wait to get next year’s bargains. And who knows how bad yahoo/ESPN rank.

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
11 months ago

Great stuff!
Readying to activate Pablo of the IL at some point soon. Would have to drop from the following list. $1000 Keeper Points League (+$20/year until $100 then +$25/year)

Lynn ($60)
Framber ($40)
Fried ($60)
Gilbert ($20)
Carrasco ($60)
Mahle ($20)
Means ($20)

I will be in the Semis so obviously in win now mode, but still trying to be wise long term as I am poised to be set for a few years roster wide. Any input is appreciated!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  406mtechdigger
11 months ago

Oh and Pablo will be keepable at $40

Thanks!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

AL Only, standard 5X5…..I’m playing for next year and beyond, he is playing for now. Would you offer this if you were me…the years are as of next season:

I get: Bichette ($22X4), Framber ($9X1 but can be extended +$5/year for as many years as you want).

I give: Ryu ((33X2), Tim Anderson (expiring after this season) and Wander Franco ($10X1….but can be extended +$5/year for as many years as you want).

I feel like this deal gives him an edge ROS and is close enough long term too, should he choose to extend Wander. What do you think?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Wow, really?!?! Interesting. I thought Bichette over Wander in dynasty was a no brainer. I thought he’d be a shoe-in for 30/30 next season.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yea….but at $5 per year. So while he’s $10 now, and could be Tatis next year….what’s the highest price you’d put him at before he loses value? $45? Which would make him X7 more. Just curious. And does that difference in price outweigh Bichette’s value at $22 for the next four years?

I feel like I need an abacus and a calculator here.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Sorry, I know you’ve got so many things here left and right.

Bichette’s salary is locked in at $22 for the next four years as of 2022.

Wander is $10 for next season right now, but whoever rosters him can extend him after this season for $5/year for as many years as they want. Essentially, he would be $15 total salary for 1 extra year, or $20 for 2 extra years, or $25 for 3 extra years etc.

Just curious what Wander’s future value would be in this format….AL Only, maybe a $40 player at peak? Which would mean, I would have to extend him 6 years after this year, making him a $40X7 player (next year’s 1 plus the extended 6).

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks for taking the time to help. Really close values in both players. I might try to get Bo if I could, since having an extra year and a few extra dollars can’t hurt.

Texas Y’all
Texas Y’all
11 months ago

Is Ryu or Manaea droppable at this point? If so, which?

Texas Y’all
Texas Y’all
Reply to  Texas Y’all
11 months ago

My other pitchers are Manoha, Eovaldi, Ynoa, Fried, Gray, and L Garcia and I need to drop one.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Texas Y’all
11 months ago

If you absolutely have to then cut Ryu

ERad
ERad
11 months ago

I like the think you actually don’t know Donkey Teeth’s real name – he’s simply Donkey Teeth

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  ERad
11 months ago

I thought Donkey Teeth was his real name. and his father is Mr. Teeth

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I hear his cousin, Dr. Teeth, has a band.

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

If you can watch Pete Alonso’s post game presser, enjoy. This guy is hammering the ball, so when he says there isn’t a lineup he’d rather be in, I guess he’s thinking about the next 10 years of giant checks and homeruns. The Mets have a new owner but same clown show. Someone tweeted at Steve Cohen the team just went 1-11 vs the Giants and Dodgers, he wrote we were way better than that, 2-12. Glad he’s having fun. Next week last of the regular season, if I’m playing for a bye, I’ll have to roll out Ynoa 2 starts one in Colorado, and Cueto v Mil and Dodgers, not ideal. i guess i don’t have a question. Have a nice weekend.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Since coming back, Nick Solak has displayed both his speed and power. Think he’s figured something out?

Wake Up
11 months ago

“All of zees fancy city people don’t even know zee difference…hay is for eating and straw is for speeding” – Vladdy Dlabec

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
11 months ago

How would you rank dalbec, tellez and Vaughn ros in an OBP league?

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Start two (points league)

Houser @ Min
Carlos Hernandez @ Sea
Suarez @ Ari
Daniel Lynch @ Sea
Fedde @ Nym

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
11 months ago

Houck @ Cle

A guy in a league full of dumb-dumbs
A guy in a league full of dumb-dumbs
11 months ago

Great write-up, as always!

Soto or Devers: which one is the better keeper for 2022 and beyond?

Gary C
11 months ago

ESPN Points, ROS please rank top 3

Carlos Hernandez
Ranger Suarez
Tanner Houk
Carrasco
Ed Cabrera
Josiah Gray
Touki

Thanks have a great weekend!

Gary C
11 months ago

ESPN Points, ROS…Please rank top 2

Brendan Rogers
Urshela
Jeff McNeil
Josh Rojas
Josh Harrison
Connor Joe

Thanks

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
11 months ago

Nothing to say about JoRam going 2 for 3 with 2 BB and 3 steals, eh? I guess it’s because, without Lindor, JoRam can’t fill up the stat sheet.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Please rank (ROS). Ryu; Carrasco; Touki; Ynoa.

CTFDU
CTFDU
11 months ago

Hi Grey, i’ve been waiting for Berríos to perform for months and getting tired of him. Is time to drop? For Josaih?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
11 months ago

Great work Grey!

When Eddie Rosario gets activated, is Soler taking a hit in ABs?
Soler or Connor Joe ROS?

Thanks

Aardvark
Aardvark
11 months ago

Carrasco over berrios?

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

lol what

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  LOLmets
11 months ago

Berrios blows

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

In a points league at least. He’s been useless for a month now and really hasn’t been that good all season

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

I guess it’s only been the last 3 starts lol I guess it is a hot take I just can’t stand the guy

Hesh
Hesh
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

, He’s been a horror show since that trade in H2H points league. Maybe if he pitches better in this next start, otherwise Carrasco vs Nats or Marlins, absolutely. IMO

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Hesh
11 months ago

Thank you I feel better about the question now!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez over Cabrera, Kluber or Gomber? Or all matchups? Also – start Touki @ COL?

Barry Ziti
Barry Ziti
11 months ago

Hey Grey, need to drop one of the following:

• Isiah Kiner Falefa
• Corey Seager
• Amed Rosario
• Cody Bellinger

(Please say Bellinger)

Thanks.

galica123
galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!!

Wicked report!

a. Am angry but as a Canadian, we just shake our fists and scream ‘Ah, ah!’ Get your Rudy shield ready ’cause it’s about to rain on SON. Corbin and Kikuchi refer, Ryu too but I couldn’t get him. What is Ryu’s problem? Like I watched the first innings of both the Baltimore – LAA game and the White Sox-Blue Jays game. Here’s my analysis.

1. Ryu struck out Anderson with a high FB at 91 MPH. In that same AB, Ryu rejected McGuire’s pitch selection SIX (6!!!) times, not on the pitch to strike him out. You could also tell Ryu was confident after retiring the side in order, or Buck Martinez (the voice of the BJs) was confident. More importantly, you could see the anger in Anderson’s eyes in the dugout as he took off his batting helmet. He was glaring out at Ryu and I’m guessing all of the ChiSox went gangster-style after Ryu because of that 6-time rejection of McGuire.

2. Your boy Akin. I mean he’s not very good but he’s a first-round draft pick, something has to give.

3. Barria has a 5.8+ ERA when he gives up a run in the 1st, but 2.87 ERA if he doesn’t. This was intelligence from the Os commentators. Question? Why in the Peguero doesn’t LAA have that same intelligence and TELL HIM ‘hey, good job. now continue.’

b. Gotta say it…Torenado < Seager. Gorman will be next year's Jonathan India at 2B. He misses Coors and Story misses Arenado. It's sad. Similarly, Lindor misses JoRam but not quite as similar. Close.

c. True story dropped almost everybody I drafted. Yesterday Story. Still clinging to Alonso, Arenado, Mondesi (IL), Iglesias and Trivino (he'll go soon too) in one RCL and Alonso, Mondesi (IL) and Gausman in another league!! If your first round picks don't perform well, you're in trouble.

d. Would have been a good idea and draft how Japanese choose horses to win at the racetrack. They don't use intelligence that's in your program for 5$ like does the horse run well in the mud, has he had kidney problems and do they use LASIX or not, NO. They just pick a number, not a random number, but still just pick a number. So next year I'm drafting all players named Rojas (including Cookie Rojas if he wants to try at 83) and Urias!

e. Don't forget the rules of the 2 Matts v. Matz paradigm! Moore lost yesterday, I see only bad things happening to Matz tonight and TB will greet Harvey in Baltimore. So, no, no, no on the 2 Matts v. Matz paradigm.

f. Have a nice weekend.

g. Marx Brothers quote of the day for August 27, 2021

'How happy I could be with either of these two if both of them just went away.'

[talking about Mrs. Rittenhouse and Mrs. Whitehead]

Groucho, in Animal Crackers

h. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for August 27, 2021

Crosscutters Vice President of Marketing Gabe Sinicropi listed several famous baseball players with the name “Reggie.”

'But there is only one Reggie,' he said.

Cheers,
Ante

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,,

Not one of my better days with Jameson Taillon, Corbin and Darvish. Should of listened to you and not played Taillon

1. Would you sit Kyle Hendricks on the road against CWS?

2 Would you start or sit Gomber on the road against Texas?

3. I was going to start the Yankees Cortes at Oakland? What are your thoughts?

Thanks!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,,

Not one of my better days with Jameson Taillon, Corbin and Darvish. Should of listened to you and not played Taillon

1. Would you sit Kyle Hendricks on the road against CWS?

2 Would you start or sit Gomber on the road against Texas?

3. I was going to start the Yankees Cortes at Oakland? What are your thoughts?

Thanks!

Martin

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
11 months ago

Just to add context to my question yesterday, it’s necessary to point out that there is a 10 start limit in this points league. Yesterday, I asked you to rank 4 awful pitching match ups (Senzatela, Crow, Hearns and Bettinger) however it’s crucial to point out that as long as you enter Sunday with less than 10 starts, you can start as many pitchers as you want on Sunday. My opponent currently has 5 starters going Sunday compared to one start for myself, so I was trying to find a way to bridge the gap. Should I try this method or just pile up on relievers?