On Saturday night, Bryce Harper lunged for first base, slipped and his leg went the wrong direction. Like two white guys meeting, one goes for the handshake and one goes for the hug and it just goes awkwardly wrong in every way. Atticus Finch had much more success stepping on his white base. Owning Harper on multiple teams, I looked at the latest news Saturday night, and I saw:
Oh my God it already says Bryce Harper Was OF. PAST TENSE! pic.twitter.com/bQ3sKPNQjF
— Razzball (@Razzball) August 13, 2017
Devastated. Crushed. C’mon, thesaurus, give me another one. Thankfully, it was revealed as the best possible outcome for him, a bone bruise. Still, not a great outcome for us with him on our fantasy teams, since he will be out for the better part of the rest of the season. Don’t worry, I have Jose Pirela! *sticks head in oven, puts on The Bell Jar book on tape* Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.30 in five games on the Nationals. Dusty Baker is the Edwin Whisperer. It’s like Edwin has a hole in his heart where confidence resides and, before each start, Dusty puts a toothpick in Edwin’s heart and fills the confidence hole.
Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-9, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .310. Nats’ infield of Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon (2-for-8, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer) and Daniel Murphy (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer) is still stacked, but that outfield sans Bryce? Have to see if Michael Taylor (1-for-4) can go H.A.M. and Howie Kendrick (3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer) can continue to be a Zombino/White Walker.
Mark Melancon – Was activated from the DL. From the files of Crazy Talk You’d Have Never Guessed In April. I’d continue to hold Sam Dyson, who recorded a save on Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-9 with his 5th homer, hitting .218. I bet the Red Sox fans miss him so much right now. If only they had someone to play 3rd with Sandoval’s aplomb. Sorry, meant to write a plump, but didn’t feel like backspacing.
Russell Martin – Hit the DL with an oblique strain. The Jays will turn to Raffy Lopez and Mike Ohlman, or as they’re known internally, Miffy Loman from the Dearth of a Catcher, Man.
Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 32nd homer, hitting .299. Smoak or Judge? On our Player Rater, it’s Judge, but it’s closer than you likely think. I don’t have anything against Judge, I’m just trying to point out hype vs. reality for fantasy.
Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .255. You next preseason, “Grey, bless your handsomeness and I apologize profusely for questioning your wisdom but you seem down on Donaldson considering what a great 2nd half he had. Are you like my Pontiac Aztek with a giant blind spot?”
Dustin Pedroia – Hit the DL with *raspberries lips*. Eduardo Nunez is now starting at 2nd base for the foreseeable future.
Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and two homers (15, 16) on Saturday. To quote the ever-insightful, Jonny Gomes, who is filling in for Jerry Remy as Red Sox color commentator, “It life or death, brah,” “Boy’s club, men’s league,” and, “Benny know, he got to.”
Rafael Devers – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. I could focus on the negative of him not starting because there was a lefty on the mound, but he turned around a 103 MPH fastball from Aroldis’s lefty cannon, and should never be taken out of the lineup again. Oh, and Aroldis hadn’t given up a home run since the World Series last year and has only allowed two homers to lefties in his career. Um, holy eff.
Luis Severino – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.32. That makes me want to vomit into my mouth, spit said vomit onto the floor and spell out the word “vomit” with my vomited vomit. It’s the only proper response to this start.
Jacob deGrom – Expects to make his next start after taking a line drive off his triceps. He said he’s just a little tricepsasaurus, then ran around the clubhouse with his arms half in his shirt.
Michael Conforto – 1-for-5 and his 26th homer, hitting .285. Giancarlo has 15 2nd half homers to lead the league, and Conforto is 2nd with eleven. Now, I will exhale my vape pen, post-coital style.
Curtis Granderson – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and his 4th homer in his last ten games. Definitely hot schmotato, even if he mistakenly hits leadoff. Guess we shouldn’t question Terry Collins, he is after all guiding the Mets to a solid 70-win season.
Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.02. On my team, Nola’s stats: 5 wins, 1.49 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 62 Ks in 54 1/3 IP. That makes me horny.
Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Solid bounce back start for Clevinger, or since he sounds like a horror film villain, solid thrusting of his hand through a floorboard. I like Clevinger, as long as he’s not throwing children into a furnace.
Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. After he hit it, he nearly caught it, but he just had too much distance (on the hit, not leap).
Steven Souza – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .261. Why you’re in fourth instead of 1st? Not picking up Souza in April when I told you. Now it’s your chance to be like, “Yeah, and you also told me to sell Judge, you motherfudger!”
Austin Pruitt – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.07. His peripherals scream boring. Hmm, maybe that’s not a scream but a yawn. Maybe that’s what Munch meant too.
Jose Berrios – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.27. True story, Berrios is only 23 years old, and may not be safe safe until he’s 25 years old. Okay, less a true story as a possibility. Also, Berrios could just be winding down on the season with his innings mounting, i.e., he’s fatigued. It’s Italian! Fay-tee-gay’d!
Brian Dozier – 2-for-5 and his 23rd homer. Was a bit surprised about how little was made of Dozier going into this 2nd half after what he did last year. I was the only one to talk about this. Then again, I only read my own writing, so maybe everyone was talking about this. End eye bearly skim mai owne righting.
Trevor Hildenberger – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, as Matt Belisle pulled a Matt Belisle on Saturday and blew a save. Hildenberger needs to keep the ball down and stay out of electrical wires to avoid explosions, but, honestly, anyone’s better than Belisle and I grabbed Hildenberger on the ‘just in case’ tip.
Tim Anderson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his 4th homer in the last eight games, and he hit leadoff yesterday. Definitely grab him, but, in the bigger picture, he has an outside chance of a 20 HR, 10 SB season and roping me in next year like a rodeo clown.
Whit Merrifield – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .296. He’s gone from unrated to underrated to overrated in the matter of months. Whit Merrifield is baseball’s version of Amber Rose. “Yo, Amber Rose get yo’ Merrifield off my timeline.”
Drew Butera – 4-for-5, 2 runs. That’s Olympic strongman Drew Butera to you!
Jake Petricka – Tyler Clippard was traded to the Astros, and now the White Sox closer is…A. Bummer. I wish! No, Aaron Bummer seems more like the 7th inning guy. I’d guess Petricka gets first crack at saves, but it could be Juan Minaya, which is different than when Mets fans say, “Who ruined our franchise? One Minaya.”
Cory Spangenberg – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (9, 10). Maybe Pirela sneezed some of his schmotato onto Spangenberg, but, outside of a cyclops with a monocle, not a ton in the recent past for Spangenberg.
Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers. In the last month, somebody left some crumbs for Gingerbeard to find his way back to his power. He has six homers in August, and had only six homers from April thru June.
Cam Bedrosian – Picked up his 5th save on Saturday, and only didn’t pitch in yesterday’s save opp because he was used too much recently. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, The Sciosciapath would be a diabetic squirrel, BUT Bedrosian appears to be the closer IF he doesn’t blew any games over his next relief appearance or two.
C.J. Cron – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer. It takes a certain kind of man to carry his schmotatoness from one week to the next all while keeping his Sciosciapathic manager at bay. Truly brave.
Parker Bridwell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.88. I’ve been streaming him in one league, but I also have the worst ERA in the history of ERAs in that league, so it’s a doodie sundae no matter what Bridwell does. If I cared about my ERA, I wouldn’t own Bridwell.
Dallas Keuchel – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Since he was activated from the DL a few weeks ago, Daylass Koochel has put the ass in Daylass, but, in less than an ideal matchup yesterday, looked rejuvenated. That’s the good news. The bad news is all the garbage he did to fantasy teams while apparently rehabbing in the majors for his last few starts.
Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .362. Too bad Dustin Hoffman is a little past his prime, he would’ve made a great Jose Altuve in the movie version of his life. “One day, I’m going to come back here and you’re going to let me ride this roller coaster. Not because I’ll be tall enough, but because I’ll be one of the best hitters in the major leagues, and you will make an exception!” That’s Dustin Hoffman, chewing up the scenery, wearing an Altuve jersey at Six Flags.
Sean Manaea – 1/3 IP, 6 ER in 28 pitches. My dog, Ted, has had longer poops than this start, and he literally sniffs for about fifteen seconds, does his business, motions to me to pick it up, I check to see if anyone is seeing me pretend to pick it up, and we walk off. Maybe 90 seconds tops.
Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners 8 Ks, ERA at 4.70. I trust him about as much as I’d trust a cardiologist named Graveman.
Matt Joyce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs anda slam (16) and legs (3), and 2nd homer in his last four games, but that dates back to Wednesday since he’s a platoon player and homophobe.
Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in his last three games, hitting .211. He has big-time power and big-time swing liabilities that could result in a .190 average. Definitely worth grabbing for power while he’s hot, but be ready to bail.
Matt Chapman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .228. Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time three Matts homered in a game, and not one announcer said, “That Matt is a welcome greeting for A’s fans.”
Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.17. Now has three straight solid starts in a row, though four starts back was a 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER shizzlacking. Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love Bundy’s next, and I’d be lying if I said I was confident in him.
Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.95. He is moving closer to streamer territory with each additional start. I’d continue to hold Him, if I lacked options, but He had command problems in the minors, so have to keep an eye on that.
Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.52. Near identical circumstances as Bundy — great recently, has had a shizzlacking in the near future and his next start isn’t great. By the way, shizzlacking is my fetch.
Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer. Au Shizz!
Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .270 as he continues to languish in the eight-hole. Schwarber has had two hits since last October and hits higher in the order. Heyward hasn’t been good since 2012 and he even hits above Baez!
Kris Bryant – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer. If you don’t own Bryant this year, you should be rooting against him over the final fifty games so he comes at a discount next year. It’s The Secret, beeyatches!
Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I can’t tell you to pick up someone I wouldn’t pick up myself, but Bra-Phil isn’t just shorthand for Billy Butler, he’s a hot schmotato.
Paul DeJong – 3-for-5 and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting near-.400 in the last week. You know there’s no way you’re gonna see Grey poop on this DeJong.
Travis Shaw – Fouled a ball off his foot on Saturday, and his foot was in a boot on Sunday. The Brewers are saying he should be fine, I guess his foot just didn’t pay its parking tickets.
Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 1 run, as he was traded to the Brewers, who further try to distance themselves from Jonathan Villar. The Brewers right now are Jimmy Conway and Villar is Karen Hill. “Go a little bit further down the tunnel to the clubhouse, Villar. Go ahead. There’s some beautiful furs down there.” “Nah, that’s all right, Coach. I gotta get back home to drop the kids off at the pool. See, I can only poop at home.” The Brewers also don’t seem super psyched about starting Hernan Perez. Any hoo! Walker gets a boost in value if he gets everyday at-bats, because Miller Park is so much better of a park for power, but I don’t fully believe Walker will be an everyday player. Brewers just have too many options (on hitting, obviously; I mean, they’re starting Matt Garza like that’s a good thing). It could be slightly better news for Walker’s playing time if Shaw is DL’d, but he’s due back Tuesday.
Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .274. Domingo never rests on Sunday!
Brent Suter – Hit the DL with a rotator cuff strain. So, seriously, can Neil Walker pitch?
Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 42nd homer. I have an idea to dress up like a porch swing and put myself on Giancarlo’s porch so he sits in my lap and we swing back and forth like Tawny Kitaen and a member of Whitesnake. If we have any attorneys that read this, is this illegal?
Nolan Arenado – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but has a contusion and not a broken hand. I can now tell everyone my heaving sobs are from joy instead of sadness. Due to my mustache, it looked like a baby walrus sobbing and children were removing their fingers from their nose to point at me.
Pat Valaika – 3-for-4, hitting .281. He prolly should’ve been playing over Story for the last six weeks, but, that’s neither here nor there if Arenado is out for a few days. Plus, Coors.
Ryan Howard – Signed a deal with the Rockies. Hehe, they’re the worst. The Rockies legit never want to play a prospect ever at first base. They call up Ryan McMahon, and sign Ryan Howard the same weekend. What could they get from the Howard signing? Shade? I don’t mean that as the kids refer to shade, as in speaking disparaging about someone. I mean, literally, Howard offers shade when it is sunny. That’s about it.
Arenado pinch hits for Story in coors ouch!
To add on to a question earlier. Domingo or Lorenzo Cain for a Harper replacement? Thanks!
@Grey: thank you very much Sir!
P. DeJong and E. Rodríguez for
M. González and K. Graveman Oak – SP
which side in keeper league
Dynasty Points league-I’m pretty much out of it for this season with the exception of playing for a better draft position for next season. Should I sell on Wacha (he’s finally put a relatively healthy season together without his arm falling off) or do you see him being a solid SP moving forward?
Wacha’s been okay, hard to say without knowing how deep your league is or what you’re selling him for
Clevinger or Castillo? Thnx
Devers….. if this continues…..
@dtbran: he seems to be pretty good at baseball
My team is looking for a final revamp
Outhit by 75 ab last week because of scheduling and my players sucking a$$ lost 3-17 hahaha!
Of Mazara, inciarte, zimmer, springer
Util pujols, Cesar Hernandez
Tailion, peacock vs ( semi cold az in as), Walker, lamet, Estrada,(vs ice cold rays) , eikoff, Ryu, gray,
Relivers melancon, rosenthal, Jansen, Giles, Betances
It’s 9×9 league steals,net steals, avg, ops, net saves, saves what moves do I make with my team who do I drop who should be my select streaming spots to take advantage of extra at bats or pitching during the week. This is the only year last 3 I feel like I’m not the top team. Need to win it!!!
Buxton, McCann, mahtook, Skaggs, Jordan montGomery, Teheran, leake, Hammell, syndegaard, Kepler, Todd Frazier
Haha, These pitchers are streamers…. Hitters on waivers aren’t much better…. Mahtook over Pujols? Such a whatever move
@Grey: teams hitting today start peacock @ arizona?
Teams hitting today start Peacock? What?
Which shit .. I mean streamer for tomorrow:
Woodruff Home vs Pit
Deep mixed 6×6 roto
Who would you rather chance this week, Stras or Ray ?
@Grey: Thanks for all of your quick responses. Sure appreciate that !
Who do you like ROS: Maybin or Michael Taylor? Avg + OBP roto league
@Grey: woah, this odd, as yesterday (after games played) it was taylor. only thing i can think of is taylor’s crappy lineup spot was noticed after that.
@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: scratch that as i’m sure yesterday grey was aware of where taylor usually hits. so i’m completely weirded out.
Do you think Stras gets a start this week. I know he’s throwing a rehab start today, of 5 innings or 75 pitches, after throwing 57 pitches in a simulated game on wednesday. Would love his start at San Diego, where I’ll be heading to watch the Nats this week.
I’d guess he does start, but it’s risky
Week is about to lock, start two:
McCutchen, Souza, Pollock
Would you want JA Happ or Ryu over a struggling Berrios?
trying to vulture saves, who has best chance of getting them going forward: Yates, Petit, Hildenberger, Minaya, Petrika.
Can pick up two of these chuckleheads, so which have the best chance for saves…also Soria is availble, or could stash Familia.
Take one last shot at Story (7 games @COL v terrible pitching) or bench him for the week in favor of Healy (6 games v. eh pitching)?
I’d try Story
1 last question (haha). R.O.S.: Lamet or Berrios ? Lamet or Paxton ?
Thanks again Grey !
Not Lamet unless desperate
@Grey: Thanks again.
1 more question: Chacin for a home single v. Nats or Bauer’s road 2 step. not just any road, but Boston and K.C. Bauer’s been on a nice run, and can always use wins, but my ratios are meh at best, and Chacin’s been a witch at home.
@Grey: Thanks !
10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
Already planning to start Eickhoff @SD (7.9) tonight…
What about these two?
Gausman @SEA (0.6)
McHugh @ARI (-3.3)
Starting fulmer tonight @Tex?
I am beyond meh
about it after seeing
it typed out hahah
Following up, points question for this week……Pick 2 out of Gold/Votto/Arenado.
Not Arenado — you’ve been benching one of these every week?
@Grey: Salary cap league, so some weeks just can’t fit all 3 in. If it were a draft league, where can I sign up ? haha
There are some weeks where you can get all 3 in, but then again, you’d probably have to sit Bryant or Trout or Betts.
Lose Moncada or Odor for Mark Reynolds?
Villar over Marte with his bat heating up or hold?
I just control F’d “Edwin Jackson” and see that you’re starting Chacin vs WAS over Jackson @SD.
Am I missing something/taking crazy pills? I get Chacin is at home in SD but the Nationals even without Harper are nasty.. c’mon man.
Btw, Jackson’s been touching mid to upper 90’s if you haven’t checked the video. He looks like the real deal right now.
@Savoy Special: wait just realized that Jackson wasn’t one of the choices. Anyway, I’m not starting Chacin this time of the year vs the Nats. that’s me quoting me.
@Savoy Special: No Harper, @ home. ERA aside, Jackson has a 6.9 K/9 and 5.88 FIP. He’s not the real deal.
Chacin’s home ERA is 1.86 in 77 IP
@Grey: I get Chacin’s good at home, but I feel more safe taking the bets against the Padres rather than the bet against the Nats.
That ERA’s better than good… He hasn’t even had a bad month since May
14 Team H2H Redraft League
Start or sit Mark Leiter Jr @SD and @SF?
@Grey: this guy just K’d 16 in 9.1 innings @Colorado and vs the Mets with ZERO walks. I’m gonna roll the dice on the hot hand @SD.
Albies or Hoskins ROS and rest of week? Albies in Coors!
Hoskins ROS, Albies in Coors
Jose pirela has been hot lately amd hitting in middle of the SD order. He also qualifies at 2b/Of. Would you cut any of these guys for him: kinsler, semien, lemahieu. Obp league. I need as much hitting help in all counting stats over last 7 weeks as i cam get. R,hr,rbi,sb,tb. Thx
Trying to find reasons to hold onto Star Marte and Odor. I know there is talent there, but they haven’t produced much lately.
Ive got DeDong, Wong, Moncada available. Also Peralta, eddie rosario, fowler, gallo
Would you make any moves or stay pat.
Thanks as always brotha
DeJong over Marte
Greetings & happy Monday grey!! Hope you had a great weekend!
H2h points weekly lock league.
We start 4 OF’s; I lost Harper this is who I’m rolling w/ this week. Thoughts?
Cespedes, Benintendi, judge & conforto.
– I’m actually on the fence on starting or benching judge if I bench judge here’s a few options I have:
Chris Taylor only has 5 games though w/ dodgers
Whit merrifield (2b/OF)
Or move Parra from utility (he gets 7 games at coors this week) & bench judge & put merrifield at utility?
Or lastly pick up & start David peralta?
My team is banged up, my banged up players could be their own team:
Willson contreras DL
Bryce Harper DL
Dustin Pedroia DL
Clayton Kershaw DL
Noah Syndergaard DL
Don’t bench Judge
I wish I had your confidence that Arenado plays at least 6. You DO think he plays 6, right ? haha
Grey, your Altuve jokes are always hilarious! I’ve enjoyed owning him for the first time this year, and your jokes have made it even better.
In a 5×5 roto league with weekly lineups, I need some help in SBs from an INF. There isn’t much to get excited about on the waiver wire, but who would you suggest for this week?
Howie Kendrick (2 at home vs LAA and 4 on the road in SD). He tries to steal when he plays.
Marcus Semien (3 at home vs KC and 3 on the road in HOU). Steals occasionally w/ a low AVG.
Ian Happ (7 at home vs CIN and TOR). His playing time is sporadic.
I have Peacock and Kuechel. McHugh is on the wire and two starts this week. I was thinking of dropping Clevinger for him. Mchugh gets Arizona and Oakland Clevinger gets Minesota.
It that too many Astros?? Can you have to many Astros?
Don’t see how you can have too many
@Grey: weekly roto. need avg, runs and sbs. who do you like more this week?
pham – 2 @ bos, 4 @ pit
rosario – 3 vs cle, 3 vs ari
Excellent title, Rudy, and great write-up El Jefe! So I have Hernandez at 2B and Jose Ramirez at 3B with Taylor my super-utility guy playing in my Utility spot. Have Duvall, Souza, Pham, and Gardner as OF options. Is Melky a good add over anyone? Hits, runs, and average are what I need to stay in first place.
Thanks! Over Duvall if you need those things
Hello Greylord! Welcome to Monday! Ray Donovan been good so far and I’m enjoying snowfall as well. What u think?
1) pick two please
matt Adams [email protected], 3vs Cincy
Pham [email protected], [email protected]
Choo 4vsCHW, 3vsDET
2) who would you SIT
Nova (@mil, vsSTl)
Gausman (@SEA, vsLAA
Blach (@MIA, vsPHI
3)pick 3 to start this week
Chacin vsWASH (Jackson)
Taillon vs STL (waino)
Reynaldo Lopez @TEX (Ross)
Jon Gray vs ATL (folty)
Gerrit Cole @MIL (Nelson)
Jimmy Nelson vs PITT (Cole)
I like Snowfall, but the CIA guy is a bore… Stopped watching Ray Donovan years ago, just didn’t get into it — Adams, Pham — 2. Nova 3. Chacin, Cole, Nelson
What is your confidence level in Keuchel for rest of season, 1-10 (1 being bad, 10 being Scherzer)
Keeper League: Drop Patrick Corbin for a hot bat(Rosario) for playoff matchup? Would not start Corbin this week @ HOU. Might next week @ NYM.
Rosario would play over Fisher. I think Fisher is too valuable to drop in a keeper format.
@Grey: weekly roto are you starting:
arenado (4 vs atl, 3 vs mil)
castellanos (3 @ tex, 3 vs lad)
moncada (2 @ lad, 4 @ tex)
hate to miss a 7 game home stand with arenado, but not sure on the injury….
Sorry for so long but I assume the more info the better.
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.
Trade deadline has passed and everyone is hitting the wire like crazy. Watching who everyone is dropping but don’t want to miss out on anything left on the wire. Do you see anyone worth swapping out ?
Hit – E. Inciarte (LF.CF), C. Santana (1B,RF), E. Rosario (Lf,CF). K. Wong (2B, CF) J. Harrison (2B,3B,LF), C. Hernandez (2B), D. Pedroia (2B), Y. Alonso (1B), M. Semien (SS), J. Kipnis (2B), T. Anderson (SS), HanRam (1B), J. M. Margot (CF), E. Gattis (C), B. McCann (c), M Reynolds (1B), N. Castellanos, T. Mancini, M. Franco, Odubel Herrera, R. Martin(c), C. Vazquez (c), M. Weiters (C), M. Zuzino
PIT – M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, T. Bauer, J. Urena, J Zimmerman, A. Cashner, R.A. Dickey
C – EMPTY
1B – Paul Goldschmidt
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Justin Turner
SS – Xander Bogearts
Mi- Tim Beckham
CI – Justin Smoak
LF – Christian Yelich
CF – Charlie Blackmon
RF – Lorenzo Cain
Util- Ryan Braun
BN – Mark Trumbo
BN – Ian Kinsler DTD
BN – Nolan Arenado DTD
DL – Trea Turner
Sp – Alex Wood
SP – Sean Maneae
SP – Carlos Carrasco
RP – Aroldis Chapman
Rp – Greg Holland
P- Edwin Diaz
P – Wade Davis
BN- Ivan Nova
BN – Gerrit Cole
BN – Justin Verlander
BN – Jimmy Nelson
DL – Masahiro Tanaka
DL – James Paxton
thanks in advance
Didn’t I tell you to drop Nova already?
@Grey: Crap, sorry, I meant to switch that out. I actually have Quintana (instead of Nova). My bad…. and to be fair, you did say drop Manaea and pick up Folty (which I did this morning) so any other swaps ? haha thanks Grey
McHugh over Folty maybe, I’d look at matchups
Who would u roll with at utility this week?
Cron, hicks, castellanos (hot), eddie Rosario (super hot), carlos Santana or kendrys?
Which 2 should I start in my weekly league? I need AVG, SB
Arenado (7 @ home)
Cano (3 home, 3 away)
Beltre (7 @ home)
M Taylor (2 @ home, 4 away)
What about my pitchers? I need Wins, Saves, and Ks
I’m starting Sale vs NYY, Lester vs Cin, and Eickhoff @ SD and @ SF, plus Kimbrel, Vizcaino, Giles, and Iglesias
I have Wacha @ Pit. Walker @ Hou, and Melancon on the bench. Make any changes here?
Beltre, Cano…. Pitching looks fine
Thanks. So sit Arenado?
10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS
(1) C: Lucroy
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Lindor
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Springer, Myers, Souza
(2) UT: Abreu, Hoskins
(6) Bench: Harper
(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
(2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
(4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
(6) Bench: J. Gray, Morton, Gausman, R. Lopez, Eickhoff
(2) DL: McCullers, Familia
Welp my team is certainly on the decline and now I’m a half game out of 1st place but 8-9 games above the 3rd and 4th place teams…
Little worried since my team hasn’t won a H2H matchup decisively in about 6 weeks and I just lost 4-8 to a team who didn’t even set his lineup this week!
Got a couple things I wanted to ask as I start a new week with a fresh set of 6 adds at my disposal …
1) Are there 6 streams worth using out of these available guys?
Lamet vs. PHI (14.4)
Hammel @OAK (-2.7)
Nova @MIL (-6.1)
Snell @TOR (-9.3)
L Castillo @CHC (-10.0)
J Garcia @NYM (7.2)
Rodon @LAD (-0.1)
Lugo vs. NYY (-0.2)
Urena vs. SF (-3.6)
Roark vs. LAA (-7.6)
Chacin vs. WSH (8.8)
M Moore vs. PHI (14.5)
Odorizzi vs. SEA (-0.4)
Miranda @TB (-3.2)
Bauer @KC (-5.2)
Lamet vs. WSH (11.2)
Snell vs. SEA (8.9)
Nova vs. STL (3.5)
Newcomb vs. CIN (3.2)
Blach vs. PHI (1.4)
Castillo @ATL (-6.2)
2) Our playoffs start Sept 11-17 so with Harper going down is he someone I should be dropping? I only have 2 DL spots with McCullers and Familia currently occupying those but my hope was to activate Familia this week (dropping Ramos?) and then place Harper on the DL then unless you think there’s a better move to make there?
3) Here are the upcoming matchups for SPs on my roster already so if you had to cut 1 or 2 this week for streaming, who would you let go of first? Pretty sad that 8 out of my 10 SPs are on the bubble like this… Am I screwed going into the playoffs?
Eickhoff @SD (7.9), @SF (-1.8)
Gausman @SEA (0.6), vs. LAA (-3.3)
McHugh @ARI (-3.5), vs. OAK (9.1)
Morton vs. ARI (8.2), vs. WSH (14.6)
J Gray vs. ATL (-11.4), @KC (-5.6)
Lynn @BOS (-27.6), vs. SD (15.4)
R Lopez @TEX (-16.9), vs. MIN (-6.0)
Ryu @DET (-12.2)
4) Last question, some dude dropped D. Santana… should I be owning him instead of Hoskins?
1. Lamet, Chacin, Moore, Lamet 2. Just activate Familia and DL Harper 3. Wouldn’t be starting Lopez 4. Yes
recently watched Goliath. Liked it a lot.
I’m watching Ozark, 3 episodes in… Better than I expected… You ever watch Line of Duty?
@Grey: not yet, coulda sworn I bought it on amazon video but when I tried to watch it the other week it wasn’t there. Def on my list though (good memory btw recommending that to me).
you watch GOT? Someone is crushing hard on Jsnow huh. GD I love her.
Aren’t they related tho?
I mean, not that stopped anyone in GOT
@Grey: so true. it grosses me out too everytime jamie and hobag make out. wtf.
you did see D give him the look tho right? she was def moist at one point.
little finger is so annoying. just throwin that out there.
Littlefinger be creeping on the daily.. Littlefinger has schemes he hasn’t concocted yet
@Grey: wtf is ozark about anyway
The Bluth kid moves to the Ozarks… Watch the 1st episode, you’ll like it more than you’d expect
@peacecoast: nvm looked it up. looks stressful. bateman good?
Yeah, better than I expected, didn’t think he could do drama
What’s good Grey! When I heard that Arenado got hit on the hand and left the game, it was literally “the shart heard around the world”. I lost a pair of boxers, but at least it’s not Arenado. You the poop!
I pooped myself as well, I think we avoided the worst of it tho
I give Brandon Belt
I drop Brandon Kintzler
I get Javier Baez
Position doesn’t matter
Concussion versus Addison Russell risk, at bats matter
Works for me
What’s up Grey
12 team H2H playoffs start this week. My team stinks. We fell ass backwards into the playoffs. So desperate for any sign of life at the plate. You like the idea of streaming Matt Adams @ Coors for the next few games? He would be playing over Trumbo. My plan was to ride Adams for a couple games then drop him for Domingo @ Coors later this week. Thanks
Yes, Adams over Trumbo
@Grey: Thanks Grey!
Pretty sure you’re good to go, unless you plan to synchronize any Whitesnake songs to that when you post it on the internet!
Tough weekly lineup decisions given all the 5-game only guys . . . specially MIL (5 games, but 3 in Coors).
Would you start Villar (although is he even going to start now?) or Keon over Harrison, Hanley, Healy, or Eddie Rosario (Rosario’s en fuego but is facing salazar carrasco godley greinke clevinger)?
TRON says over Healy but not Rosario, Harrison (cool lately), or Hanley…
Haha, thanks! Keon, Villar over Hanley and Harrison
@Grey: Sounds good thanks!
re: yr giancarlo question… not necessarily illegal unless yr trying for sex assault. may want to just mass-delete all the posts tagged with “Giancarlo Stanton” before doing it. that way there will be less circumstantial evidence of intent.
Thanks for the counsel!
Semifinals this week and have to pick 1 non keeper to cut.
Parra – 7 games @Coors (4 ATL, 3 MIL)
C.Santana – 7 road games (BOS, 3 @MIN, 3 @KC)
Who are you higher on?
@Grey: Thx, just to be sure… Cut Parra?
Depends on depth of league kinda, but Santana’s better long term
@Grey: Btwn the 2 who do you like over the next 7 days? We’re in the h2h playoffs (kind of early). Could also cut Pollock, he’s been miserable lately but can heat up quickly. Why is it so hard for me to let go of these Coors hitters?!?!
I just realized Koda GLover has been on my DL spot for ages…
should I still be holding on to him?
I have Correa and Syndegaard on DL. Can I drop either of them for a hot FA like Margot?
Need to drop one in a dynasty league: Belt, Alonso, Melky, Reddick, Nova, Velasquez, Aaron Sanchez, Sabathia
Another weekly lineup lock question, need 2;
M.Adams – [email protected], 3vCin
C.Yelich – 3vSF, [email protected]
Dom.Santana – 2vPit, [email protected]
T.Mancini – [email protected], 3vLaA
S.Marte – 4vStL, [email protected]
@Fogimon: Domingo, Adams
Please pick 2 for weekly lineup lock;
A. Simmons – [email protected], [email protected]
R.Odor – 4vChW, 3vDet
T.Beckham – [email protected], 3vLaA
@Fogimon: Not Simmons
I just traded away Xander cause there are better SS than a guy w/ 6HRs and a .275 average and aIso traded trea turner for Kershaw. So I am needing a new SS. my options are Orlando Arcia, Villar, Ketel Marte, Tim Anderson, and difo. Rudy has Villar ranked the highest ROS. Who do you think will be the most valuable at SS out of that group for the ROS?
@Tyler Magnus: Anderson
@Tyler Magnus: rudy’s bots are smarter than whatever bum runs MIL, but that doesn’t help villar.
Polanco, Eddie Rosario, Pirela, or Dyson?
Ryu, Luis Castillo, or Corbin… who is the odd man out?
@Kendrick Llama: Rosario, I’d look at matchups, Castillo
dynasty h2h 20 teamer where we have a max 6 SP to prevent hoarding. we also have 10 NA slots (5 DL slots) but can only keep up to a full 25 active roster so i have no intention of keeping collins. i have mejia as better catcher prospect anyway. i added minaya last night (probably should’ve had him earlier than clippard being moved off as morrow has moved back from later innings with all the LAD obtained RP lately, that’s who i dropped for minaya)
SP darvish/morton/ryu/chacin/cashner/archer (need at least 9 TEX players in non NA slots, have 12 if we count kela in DL slot with y.mendez/l.taveras in NA slots)
guy who’s been trying to get collins and/or e.jimenez (WSOX owner) for cheap is willing to move peacock for minaya + collins. who’s my SP drop? i keep thinking cashner’s luck will run out by it ceases to. i literally just added him of FA as nobody else believes it either, he’s probably been streamed by 8 teams this year. K/9, QS, holds, relief appearances, relief wins in play here too.
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: have 12, but beltre (retirement possible), choo (cut), napoli (awful) are definitely maybe not on TEX next year. oh do have willie C too, albeit yahoo will forget to change his team to TEX until about janurary 12th or so. that last isn’t even an exaggeration, we should set over/unders on this. last season’s traded brinson was on TEX till around that time in yahoo. gomez is effectively the only TEX hitter i don’t have right now, and he’s in FA. napoli is explained by his putouts (stupid defensive stat that we have)
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’d take Peacock
@Grey: right, but who’s my SP drop candidate (the 2nd would be if/when cobb’s back), can only have 6 SP.
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Cashner
In a league with hits/ops/walks added to standard 5.
I’ve got Albies but wondering if I should drop him for Cesar Hernandez, Wong, or even the recently-dropped Odor.
How would you rank these 4 with my scoring settings?
Head to head points leagues, 12 team weekly lock, no -1 for strikeouts.
ROS – How do you rank the following? Albies, Moncada, Hoskins, Parra, Margot
@TheConsigliere: Reverse order with Parra first
@TheConsigliere: Agree with Cram
You know it’s getting bad when you have to write down the names of potential closers before you check to see if they are still available…..Haveaburger, Don’t mind if I do. I mean Hildenberger.
@The Great Knoche: Trevor Whattaburger?
Harper owner who just clinched first place with 3 weeks to go (16-3). Impressive, you betcha. Having patted myself on the back here….would it be in my best interest to hold Harper? No DL spots with a short bench. 3 regular season weeks remain, of which none of the aforementioned have an impact on me. Then i get a first round bye by virtue of my first place finish. That puts me to the week of 9-11 as my next meaningful week. Am I holding or looking for greener pastures?
Sorry…its a Redraft points H2H 12 teamer.
@Chucky: Meh, hold for now, why not?
Hope you had a good weekend
Need some lineup advice in a weekly league and fighting to make the playoffs:
Odor – 7 games at home or
Devers – 6 games at home (5 against righties)
Hitteron significantly prefers Odor but he has been poop the last 2 weeks
@Matthew Macdonald: Odor
@Grey: awesome thanks
Hey Grey, slipped to 2nd place by .5pts. Also traded Nova/Stanton away for the likes of Kluber/Domingo. Trying to reclaim the first spot. Any changes I should make? Don’t know what to make of the Melancon/Dyson situation. Avail for bats are Souza, Merrifield, Ender. Bedrosian, Dysonavail for saves.
Vazquez (holding Perez til hes back), Rizzo, Altuve, J.Turner, Beckham, Parra, Melky, Domingo, Gallo, BN-Salvy, DL-Trea.
Kluber, Severino, Holland, Hand, Verlander, Gray, Gausman, Melancon, Cole, Lamet, Faria, Peacock, DL-McCullers.
@Synyster: Souza has been better than Parra since April, Merrifield better than Melky
Ty sir. Any ideas on closer situation?
In additional to what I wrote today?
I guess what should I do. Do I drop Melancon and pickup Dyson? I know if I do that then the fantasy gods will shame me by immediately announcing Melancon is sliding back into the closer role.
As usual, thanks for all that you do. You’ve helped take me into the money this year!
I wouldn’t drop a closer right as he comes off the DL if I needed saves
@Grey: parra has a bunch of home games coming up tho!
Hi there, I finally decided to give up on Forsythe at 2B (in a H2H points league). The best available 2B are Albies, Wong, and Walker. Which one of those would you go with?
Secondly, this week I need to start 4 of the following pitchers:
Hendricks (vs. CIN, vs. TOR)
Nova (vs. STL, @MIL)
Nelson (vs. PIT)
Samardzija (vs. PHI)
Jon Gray (vs. ATL in Coors)
Taillon (vs. STL)
Thank you for the help!
@asdfasdf: Not Albies. Probably Walker.
Hendricks, Nelson, Shark, Maeda
@asdfasdf: Agree withy Cram
Good morning Grey
In my 10 team h2h I have 2 DL spots and 4 bench spots that are all being occupied by injured players Harper, Correa, t Turner, r Ray, paxson, mcculers. Is there anyone you would drop or try to hold them all for the playoffs?
@Wacha Wacha: I’d drop Pax and McCullers
Start Greinke at Houston and Minn or Jimmy Nelson at Pittsburgh this week (or bench them both for Pat Neshek?)
@Still not the real Hubie Brooks: also Cron or Smoak this week? Cron is hot but Smoak has a full schedule.
@Still not the real Hubie Brooks: Greinke, Smoak
@Still not the real Hubie Brooks: Agree with Cram
@Still not the real Hubie Brooks: We know you’re Hubie Brooks, btw
I snuck into my playoffs. My team has been reeling since Trea went down. I am streaming bats today. I have checked hittertron, but wanted some more perspective: Ellsbury vs. Montero, Pereza vs. Quintana, Mallex vs. Tepesch. I can pick 2 of these 3. Hoping for some feet but anything…who am I kidding. I’ll take anything positive.
@Double Bagger: Mallex, Peraza
I think i asked this already, but MTaylor is back and I think I have to cut him or grichuk, who is kinda hot again but he tends to go on these droughts. I really need SB. Last time you said drop Taylor until he gets hot but I had not given you the SB need context. ROS projections have them about equal but only predict Taylor gets 3 SB which I think is low. Please tell me Lothario. drop grichuk or Mtaylor?
@peacecoast: ROS has taylor at 3 steals, wow
@peacecoast: Drop Grichuk
Hey hey, Grey,
A couple of annoying questions for you today, my broski.
1) I could stand to gain ground in AVG, so I’m looking to stream schmotatoes for the rest of the season. I’ve never really done this before . . . is there method to the madness? I had Mikie Mahtook’s schmotatie schmatook on my team for the past few days, and it’s been great. But he just went 0/5 yesterday . . . does that mean it’s time to immediately move on and use the spot for say, a Schmurtis Schmanderson?
2) Time to give up on JBJ? I couldn’t even manage to trade that asshole for a player currently on the DL.
3) There’s a streamy Petco series against PHI going on right now! I’m definitely streaming Lamet tomorrow. What do you think about Eickhoff tonight?
PS- SoN hs Eickhoff at $7.9
Of course, I traded for Arenado and the day he lands in my lineup, he takes a pitch off his hand. Hooray.
At least I still have Goldy, Schoop and Machado to keep me afloat for now.
@Tweak: Sounds like he’ll be okay
Anyone for Martin Perez stream vs Det tonight? Coming off his best game. Deep mixed roto.
Very desperate here as I lost Cobb, Pax and Ray
@Joeg414: I wouldn’t
5×5 roto, 10tm. Braun for Osuna? I could use saves and Braun hasn’t really done anything all year that makes me wanna keep him. What you think?
@Chisoxx_22: Sounds like a needs trade, I’d try to trade a lesser hitter for a lesser reliever
I have too many hitters in a 5×5, h2h, redraft. Are any of these droppable for streaming options:
Pham, Souza, D.Santana, K.Seager, Hicks, Melky? Also, is Alex Woods a hold or a sell while you can?
12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana, Pham, Hicks; DL – Correa
SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar
RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino
@Not your average Joe: Hold Wood, drop Hicks
I have Melancoln back from DL and need to drop someone but don’t really want to drop any of my relievers (Chapman, Neris, Hand, Bedrosian) unless you think I should.
Could also lose either J.A. Happ, Hoskins, Domingo, Hanley, or Cesar Hernandez
Basically I’d like to stream Eickhoff this week + bring Melancoln back from DL so need two guys to drop.
@SDub88: Happ, Hanley
Need to drop an OF or 2.
8×8 ROS : R, H, HR, RBI, SB,AVG, OBP+ SLG
@SSTP: Taylor, Maybin
J Upton or Margot for ROS?
MARTe and Miggy are rotting on my bench while Gallo and Shaw have me in first – wierd year.
Should I drop one of the aforementioned bums for Whit? I need some steals, but MARTe isn’t then answer
AL only with holds and saves, i forgot to add bedrosian (stupid football robbing me of brain space)
j.wilson/giles/rogers/tepera. drop wilson (or somebody else) for minaya?
@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: and villar was finally hitting again too, and starting. interesting you are against the monkey on the WSOX thing. petricka also out there.
@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: Tepera
1st – 100.5
2nd – 97.5
Me – 95
Just a refresher: my OFs are Springer, Stanton, Conforto, Do. Santana, Margot, Mazara, Peralta. Throw in Goldy and Rendon at the corners and I’ve still got points I can gain on offense. That is all. Don’t talk about my teams much and I’m just happy to be excited about this league again. You still hanging around the top?