Yesterday, Byron Buxton went (3-for-4, hitting .270) and hit his 11th and 12th homer. This is the 2nd time this year he’s homered in three straight games. Prior to this year, he had never homered three games in a row. What could be if Buxton could only stay healthy…*wavy lines* “Whoa, dream sequence! What’s this, a rainbow with a map to its natural end? I will follow this! Wow, only three years later to find the end of this rainbow, I should’ve drove! Hey, look…a pot! Let me see what’s in it…neat, there’s gold, and Buxton being a 40/20/.260 hitter in 162 games, and a young Pamela Anderson, and a battery for my calculator watch that I couldn’t find after the Radio Shack by me went out of business…this dream sequence is amazing!” *wavy lines* Oh, man, here I am still with a constantly broken Buxton and calculator watch. Dreams don’t exist. For 2021, Byron Buxton is going to once again be a total wild card who could be a top 20 outfielder, or act like one for about 80 games. 80 games of Buxton still comes out to…*plugs numbers into calculator watch*…8.6? Ugh, why’d Radio Shack abandon me? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .215. Donaldson was ejected as he crossed home plate on his home run, because he threw dirt on the plate a’la Lou Pinella. I’m sorry, Josh Donaldson is a Karen.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, hitting .332. I do a lot of the jokey-jokes about some scrubs like Wil Myers winning the MVP, but Abreu is absolutely winning it, right? Him or Luke Voit? I’m going Abreu. Handclap emojis between each word:  They need to stop giving MVPs to Trout. He’s boring. I’m anti-Trout. Pescatarians can eat a D!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .172. This could be Edwin’s last year, and it’s not how he likely wants to go out, but I say not bad for an 87-year-old.

Matt Barnes – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 8th save. Brandon Workman was traded to the Phils, a contender, to be their closer, and I would’ve been better off for saves if I went with the guy who took over for Workman on a team not contending. Beginning to think when they say Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, they should abbreviate it.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.25. Nathan’s good– hot dogs! Sorry, I need a snack. By the by, was a great day to stream all the Marlins’ hitters I could find. Good, great stuff.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 11th homer, hitting .293. In 2021, Devers a top 20 pick or nah? Prolly not, right? Okay, what if he hits a random five homers the final week, then he’s a top 20 pick? If you changed your answer, you giving in to this wacky season.

Blake Snell – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.05. He has zero Quality Starts all year, which is a nice set up for me to bemoan drafting starters high, but bemoaning makes a boner out of me and you, and it was stupid that he was pulled yesterday after 73 pitches.

Austin Meadows – Left the first game with oblique soreness. I ain’t saying the Pirates didn’t get got in the trade with the Rays, but Meadows and Glasnow are also super overrated. I’m sorry, someone needs to say it.

Hanser Alberto – 1-for-7 and his 3rd homer. Also, in this game, Rio Ruiz (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer, and these 7-inning games are killing me. I see a guy out for the 1st, bench them and then they show up in the 2nd game bazinga’ing. At least if it’s a 9-inning doubleheader, I’m like, “Meh, he’ll play the 2nd game and get four at-bats at least.” These 7-inning games have me overthinking it, “He’s only playing one 7-inning game? What’s he gonna do, get three at-bats? That’s a waste, goodbye!”

Dean Kremer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Another guy I’m gonna have to take a long look at this offseason. My 1st inclination is to like Kremer over Akin, but it might be the Jew in me talking. Will need to research deeper, and more goyly. Any hoo! Kremer for this year is a Streamonator call.

Adam Eaton – Hit the IL with a fractured index finger. That’s the pointer, so that’s gonna make things tough for boogers, Eaton.

Max Fried – Activated from the IL. Ideally, you don’t want a guy with the name “Fried” on his back around the Braves’ newest acquisition, Pablo Sandoval, but we’ll hope for the best.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Giancarlo already blowing away his 2019 home run total!

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Groundskeeper, “Hey, Gary, what should we do with this bag of balls labeled 2019?” Gary smiles evilly.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Fun fact! The Jays pitching is bad anywhere in New York.

Luke Voit – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 20th homer. Ugh, but I just pledged my allegiance to Jose Abreu’s MVP candidacy. Don’t make me choose!

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. In the playoffs, Yankees might have a chance with one starter and a hit or miss bullpen if they get 17 runs a night.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Honestly, if you’re in the Yanks’ lineup and not getting a home run, you should have to stay at a different hotel.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and two homers (9, 10), hitting .308. Sign me up for Lou-Gu-Ju, Teoscar, Biggio, Vlad Jr, Bichette and the whole lot of them for 2021. No joke, I’m in 100%.

Seth Lugo – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.34. It totally sucks that one bad start this year makes your entire shizz look corrupted. Have I mentioned how hard 2021 will be for drafting starters? It’s gonna be the hardest year ever. Between no pitchers coming off 200 IP and small sample ratios, it’s gonna be crazy.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .215. Albombso! (He’s been truly difficult to own, I’m not being daft with faux exclamations.)

Robinson Cano – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .321. Don’t particularly love Cano, but I do like the idea that he’s going to make the HOF voters look stupid when he ends his career with 3,000 hits, and they try to do some kind of moral stand.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Aaron Nola – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.92. Don’t worry, he’ll have another 20 starts to correct this start. *finger to ear bud* I’m being told, no, he won’t.

Brandon Workman – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.89. Phils should just insist all their games end in the 7th. For the final ten days, I wouldn’t own any of the Phils’ relievers, unless you like ulcers.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, and two homers (9, 10). “No, he’s not gonna float, we have to tie these bowling balls to his long-flowing hair. Shoot, he cut his hair? Maybe that’s why he’s no longer with–Whoa! Bryce is alive! I saw him move!” If you own Harper, you know what I’m talking about as he took the entire month of September off prior to last night.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer. Didi, Didi, can’t you see? Sometimes your homers hypnotize me!

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. I’ve been impressed with three things with Bohm: A) His contact ability. B) His eye. C) There’s no C.

Julio Urias – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.49. I’m starting pitchers in Coors and only a little bit afraid, but am hesitant about starting hitters in Coors; what is going on with the world? On a side note, I’m pretty sure, Urias has lost seven wins from leaving one out before the decision.

Corey Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. I’m dreaming that everything Seager’s doing is being done by Gavin Lux, and don’t wake me up.

Edwin Rios – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Forget Seager, I’d take Edwin Rios over Lux.

Framber Valdez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.82. There’s gonna be so many starters next year who are amazing for two months, then hit a wall and no one will be good after the All-Star Break.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .253. The upside is there, but kinda meh, right? I mean, okay, but also kinda meh.

Steven Brault – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.04. I streamed him yesterday, not because I have watermelons in my pants, but it’s a 12-team NL-Only, and I start everyone, so I’d love to squawk I’m smart, but let’s be honest.

Dakota Hudson – Left yesterday’s game with elbow tightness. Welp, there goes his 2020 and prolly 2021. Bon voyage, Wyoming Mississippi.

Sam Hilliard – Sent down to the alternate training site. Bud Black said, “He was a valuable member of our team, and we hope to have Stan Heckard back soon.”

Tyler Anderson – 2 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.06. Was a bad week to quit barbiturates and stream Tyler Anderson.

Sam Selman – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 2.70. Why did Sam Selman get the save? Great question! I’m going with because Gabe Kapler exists. I don’t have a concrete answer for you, but you know what is concrete? Gabe Kapler’s abs! By the way, doesn’t Sam Selman sound like he’d introduce himself like, “Hey, I’m Sam Selman of the San Francisco Selmans. Can we be frank?”

Mike Yastrzemski – Left yesterday’s game with calf tightness. I’d guess he can return soon, but don’t want to get out in front of my Yastrzemskis.

Shane Bieber – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1,74. For some reason, he was up ten runs and still pitching after 118 pitches, but, as I always say, if it’s good enough for Aaron Harang, it’s good enough for you.

Jose Ramirez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, hitting .276, and pulled early before having a chance for the cycle. I just had a very pleasant chuckle thinking about how the Indians left Bieber in longer than Jose Ramirez.

Casey Mize – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.08. Hey, Mize, you ain’t no Tarik Schmendrick!

Willi Castro – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .347. Should be in this afternoon’s Buy column. Is he? *checks* No, but he’s here now as a bonus!

Griffin Canning – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.29. I loved this guy all winter, then in the spring his forearm said, “Oh, shut up, mailbox head, it’s cupcake time,” and I’ll prolly like him again this offseason. As every 50-something female-centric blog will tell you, Canning is great for the winter.

Jared Walsh – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .328. Will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because, of course! If you want to see the rest of the post right now, sign up for our Patreon, it’s $5/month, and you get an extra weekly podcast of absolute nonsense.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. If you gave Rendon another four months of a season, I bet he would’ve returned top 25 overall value. As it is now, he’s around 75th in value.

Shohei Ohtani – Has been a healthy scratch for five straight games. People were drafting him in the top 100 overall in February. Please excuse me while I evilly cackle for fifteen minutes. Don’t worry, Ohstanis won’t come for me, they’re off doing fantasy football.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome report, how many times did I use the word awesome this season!!!

    a. On Buxton, don’t forget 80 G=substance abuse IL!!

    b. On Voit, Jon Vogt came to the game to let him know he’s biological father and could Voit make out the check to cash.

    c. So right on Abreu for MVP, even if CHW doesn’t win the WS.

    d. Dropped Albombso this morning after his HR counted on my stats, picking up Nate Lowe. It’s only for this year. This year (stutterer), Albombso is punishing ME for dropping him in like April of last year (I could check exactly when and for whom in 2019 but the masochistic closet I’m is glued shut from the inside.)

    e. Sorry, man! About Kyle Gibson’s shutout that surprised everyone and Workman’s most recent outing. I dropped Workman about 7-10 days ago, nobody in my league was biting. Guy is a POS and I guess Neris is the man now in PHI.

    f. Have a nice weekend!

    g. MLB quote of the day for September 18, 2020.

    ‘You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.’

    Cal Ripken, Jr., aka ‘The Iron Man’. Ripken Jr. of course was famous for breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak. Most believe that his record of 2632 consecutive games played will never be broken. He also broke Ernie Banks’ record for most HRs by a shortstop (345). He was also the best player in Baltimore Orioles’ franchise history.

    His 162-game average.

    695 PA, 624 AB, 89 R, 172 H, 33 2B, 2 3B, 23 HR, 91 RBI, 61 BB, 70 K, .276/.340/.447 slash line, 112 OPS+, 279 TB

    His best year was either 1991 or 1983. Please decide.

    1983

    726 PA, 663 AB, 121 R, 211 H, 47 2B, 2 3B, 27 HR, 102 RBI, 58 BB, 97 K, .318/.371/.517 slash line, 144 OPS+, 343 TB

    1991

    717 PA, 650 AB, 99 R, 210 H, 46 2B, 5 3B, 34 HR, 114 RBI, 53 BB, 46 K, .323/.374/.566 slash line, 162 OPS+, 368 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. He was busted for PEDs? I don’t remember that — are you thinking of Polanco…Pineda?

      B. Cash that check

      D. Yeah, it’s been brutal

      E. They’re both killing me

      F. You too!

      G. Ha, nice

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Sorry, man! My brain is not what it used it to be. Yeah it was Polanco I guess.

        b. Starting any of the following tonight?

        1. Barria tonight at home versus TEX (versus Herget)
        2. Plesac @ DET (versus Fulmer)

        c. Starting any of the following tomorrow?

        1. Heaney at home versus TEX
        2. Gausman @ OAK

        d. Starting Minor at home versus SF Sunday?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Or Nelson Cruz would’ve worked too!

          B. Barria and Plesac

          C. Both

          D. Yup

    • Will says:
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      Buxton has never been suspended 80 games for PEDs. Pineda has.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ante on a misinformation campaign!

  2. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    1991 was a better statistical year for him but the team won the World Series in 1983. What I find interesting about the ’83 Orioles is that Dennis Martinez was one of their starting pitchers and that was his worst season of his career. He didn’t even make the postseason roster although maybe that was due to injury. If someone else researches that, then that would be cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, 1991 for sure

  3. Dr Y says:
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    Winding down another successful season, wanted to thank you. Your daily blog is how I start my morning basically. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  4. CTFDU says:
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    Thanks for an excellent report Gray. Would you rather own Salvador Pérez or Will Smith ROS?

    • NUX says:
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      I want to recommend Will Smith for the next 2 days at Coors, though I could see him sitting at least one of those games. If you go Smith, and can switch to Sal Perez afterwards, that would be my plan.

      But honestly I could see just going Perez regardless, he has been fire since returning. Good luck with your Catchers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Smith

  5. Weeee says:
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    Need to drop one of the following for Sanchez to replace Realmuto: points league that goes through the end of next week:

    Kyle Lewis
    Teoscar
    Realmuto
    DJ Stewart

    • NUX says:
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      Prob Teoscar if it were me, we are skeptical that he is healthy and they may not be playing him everyday if that’s the case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really trust Teoscar coming back that fast

  6. Tom says:
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    Ok Grey you can cackle at us Ohtani owners but I can cackle at your start every Marlin yesterday and leave Eovaldi on your bench advice.

    • NUX says:
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      I tried my luck at suggesting batty call options yesterday for a deep leaguer in the comments.

      Mostly misses, though Kiké had a couple hits and so did Wilmer Flores. The rest were misses and I know your comment is in jest, Tom, but the whole fantasy advice thing is not so simple!

      Oh and in case this comment may read like I’m here just to defend Grey… how did that Tyler Anderson start at home work out Mr FML? Ughhhh

      “You’re all just pissing in the wind
      You don’t know it but you are
      And there ain’t nothing like a friend
      Who can tell you, you’re just pissing in the wind”

      • englishmetsfan says:
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        A little Ambulance Blues to start the day…Rust on!

        • NUX says:
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          Hell yea. As my mother would say: “Put on some Neil please, I need the voice of an angel right now”. Bless her heart.

          Here’s a cover that someone sent me a while back. A sneaky Craig Finn appearance at the 5:32 mark for you EMF, if you’re a Hold Steady guy… which I’ll need you to fix if you aren’t already.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PhLyXE6jQo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was wretched

  7. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As another Tribes-men from the Tri-State area (New York) I wanted to wish you a happy holiday. Reflecting on the past year, it has definitely not been easy. I work in the mental health department in a VA hospital in NYC, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been quite the experience. One thing I could rely on every morning was reading your fantastic write-ups with my cup of coffee :)

    I’ve been posting on Razzball for a long time now… my previous names were “Greys #1 Fan” and “Josh-NYC.” I kept having to change my names because other members of my fantasy league would catch-on and know my waiver wire adds :)

    Again, wishing you well, and thank you for all that you do. May we all prosper in the final week of fantasy baseball!

    • NUX says:
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      Sandman. And I mean this as sincerely as a comment on Razz can possibly sound, thank you for your doing what you do. Absolute hero’s work out there on the front lines.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, happy new year! Hope you’re well, and appreciate you!

      • Sandman says:
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        Thank you both!

  8. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Workman sucks, he is not a closer a one pitch curve ball guy that looks nervous……….if you see his face he looks like he does’nt want the ball.

    nobody in that pen can throw a fastball hitters never seem off balance against them they know whats coming and are’nt impressed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sucks, I ain’t fighting you on that — Neris seems like he has closer mentality, but he sucks too

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        yeah he is the “Nearis” we have to a closer………….but no way

        McKlentac makes some bad decisions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  9. NUX says:
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    Incred awful missed strike call during the Alonso at bat that gave him extra life. So count your blessings, he shouldn’t have had the chance to homer in that AB, it should have been another K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, nice, I hadn’t seen it, was watching the O’s for some reason, oh, yeah, Kremer

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Every time with Buxton!

    I’m hanging on to first by a thread in one of my leagues thanks to a couple sonofabenches and Lugo’s start yesterday, coupled with the 2nd place guy having Voit and Gurriel Jr at exactly the right time. Anyway! A few questions on this…

    1. I need W and ideally without further killing ratios. Do you start Lugo for his 2 start final week (WSH and TB)? Alternatives are all single starts… M Gonzalez against Houston or Gausman v COL. I’m also already starting Ryu against the Yanks (which has me pretty nervous just with how Yanks have been owning them).

    2. Looking for a CI to replace Walker (6 games, $5.5) or Cronenworth (6 games v LAA and SF, no one scary but Tron hasn’t caught up to Cronenworth). Need any hitting stats, but especially R and RBI (literally tied in both of those with 2nd place guy) and secondarily HR.

    Would you bench those guys for any of Walsh (6 games) or Gyorko (8 games) or Vogelbach (8 games)? Tron likes Gyorko over Vogel over Walsh, but Walsh has of course been en fuego.

    3. For the same R/RBI stats – need to bench one of the following . Who you benching?

    Tapia (8 away games @ARZ and @SF)
    Frazier (7 games against BOS and TOR bp pitchers)
    Teoscar (7 against Yanks and BAL)
    Duvall (7 against MIA and BOS)
    Eloy (only mentioning because of his 7 games 5 are against the CLE aces and Yu Darvish).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup! It’s uncanny with Buxton

      1. I’d go for the Lugo bounce back

      2. Walsh, Cronenworth

      3. Teoscar, I don’t think he’s healthy

  11. Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good says:
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    Grey,

    I don’t have any baseball related questions or comments, since my fantasy season ended in shattered dreams. So instead, I just wanted to tell you that your McDonalds Wet Ass Pancakes line on the podcast was one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a long time. Keep up the good work man.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      I also cracked up at that one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Appreciate you

  12. Will says:
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    Need some streamers for the next few days. Who would you start –

    Weaver @ HOU
    M Keller vs STL
    Stripling @ PHI
    J Cueto @ OAK
    Hamels vs MIA

    Thanks. And when I draft Buxton in the 2nd round again, don’t hold it against me…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…None of these are good, some are terrible…I guess Cueto, Keller, Hamels, but they’re not good — Buxton!

      • Will says:
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        Yeah, starting pitching waiver wire fodder this time of year isn’t great. And next week some of the better teams will start resting starters for the playoffs so the pickings will be even slimmer to get starting pitching in a daily transactions league like ours. I like Cueto at OAK and might try Keller as well. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Couple hitter decisons: Franmil vs DET, Happ vs MIN, Cronenworth vs SEA, Sano vs CHC

    Cronenworth or Huira?

    H2H 6×6 OPS. I am tied in Runs & Hr and lead in RBI

    Thank you!

    • NUX says:
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      DET (Fulmer)
      MIN (Hill)
      SEA (Kikuchi)
      CHC (Hendricks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Happ…that order

      Hiura

      • Dude at Dude's says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Please SAVE me says:
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    Pick a reliever for save(s) today and tomorrow?

    Neris (doubleheader vs TOR today, vs TOR tomorrow)
    Crichton (vs Grienke today), (vs C. Javier tomorrow)
    Pedro Baez (vs Col today, tomorrow)
    Nick Vincent MIA (doubleheaders today & sunday vs Washington)
    Bryan Garcia DET (vs Cleveland today and tomorrow)
    Kyle McGowin WSH (doubleheader vs Miami today & Sunday)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, I guess Neris, good luck!

  15. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Nelson Cruz or Voit ROS for counting stats?

    Yanks remaining schedule- 7 Road (Boston, Toronto), 3 Home (Miami). Voit 15 HR / .351 AVG at home and 5/.197 on Road. But, 4 in Buffalo. and crappy pitching.

    Twins remaining schedule – 3 Road (Cubs – Darcish and Hendriks), 5 Home (Detroit, Ciincy – Bauer and Castillo). Cruz good home/road splits, but tougher pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  16. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    H2h league who would drop to get Fried off IR assuming i make to the finals

    dane dunning , delvi garcia , gioloto, maeda, trston mckenzie, nick anderson, corbin burns,

    dean kremer, jon lester , paddock

    villar, ramon aureano

    i’m thinking lester or Kremer

    also drop someone for Sal Perez? I have will smith since perez went down

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      also, what about brady singer next week he has st louis and detroit next week

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Singer prolly over McKenzie depending on matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

      I’d go Smith

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        I dropped smith for perez

        Kremer for To get Fried of

        Dropped lester for singer singer has stl & det

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  17. The Wild Card says:
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    Grey,

    Just seen that Carlos Martinez is starting the first game of the cardinals DH today against the pirates instead of tomorrow. SON has him at -$6.9. Any chance you would start him? I am close at catching WHIP and ERA with the guy above me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am starting him, but it’s a deep league

      • hondo says:
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        Winds out at 10 MPH,I wouldn’t touch that.I went with Hill for the 10+ MPH winds straight in.Should be a good 5 innings.Left Cmart there as low hanging fruit and my playoff opponent took the bite.

        Coors might be Coors today with winds out.I still dunno who the Dodgers are throwing out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fair, I hadn’t heard

          • hondo says:
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            This is going to be a wind affected day in most parks.The wind is also hard in today for the O’s-Jays.I was at the hospital yesterday afternoon within walking distance of Camden Yards,the wind was blowing out.It just sucked not being able to walk to a doubleheader.Can’t wait for 2021.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya…How’s the weather in Milwaukee, who am I kidding, Houser’s going to get rocked either way

              • hondo says:
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                Just a little crosswind.I use the same weather source you guys use,but I check out the Rotogrinders guy in the afternoon.
                I picked up Barria yesterday and dropped him for Houser just to pee in the streaming pool.There’s lot’s of bad choices today.It depends who can keep the ball on the ground in a lot of these.
                On the hitter side I need Josh Bell and Brad Miller to loft a couple into the airstream,because my playoff opponent loaded up on Coors.And he probably reads this.
                If you were to post the Buy Column early,all this secret info would be buried.

                • Grey

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                  Haha, nice…I hear ya, it’s a struggle to find anyone to stream this whole week

  18. Gator says:
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    Devers or Bellinger in 2021? Bellinger has been average since June 2019.

    • Grey

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      Cody

  19. Yaz Mantle says:
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    1. J.D. Martinez in wire. Pick him for series at hone v. montgomery, happ and deivi?

    i have J.D. Davis, Yelich, Franmil,Rosario and Kyle Lewis and votto at util. low on adds. pick up JD?

    2. I’m tied in Saves and Holds and i have:

    Daniel Bard, Daniel Hudson, Raisel Iglesias, Diekman, Wander Suero and Devin Williams.

    should i drop bard for either scott barlow, or hirano or hold?

    thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d go Martinez over Davis who has been so boring

      2. Yes, Hirano

  20. Nicknice678 says:
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    Grisham,Nimmo,Laureno and Chris Taylor..pick 2 for this weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham, Nimmo

  21. Play Ball says:
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    Start Teoscar or Lourdes today against Philly doubleheader? FOMO with Teoscar, but he whiffed 4 times yesterday first game back. Lourdes has been on fire. Should I pull the trigger and swap out Teoscar for Lourdes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t believe Teoscar is healthy, go Lourdes

      • Play Ball says:
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        Thx. Duvall or Walsh ROS? Close? I feel Walsh has already used up this run.

        • Grey

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          Duvall, close, I guess

  22. Jimmy says:
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    How would you rate these starting pitchers I own heading into 2021? Its a pts league where points are taken away for HR allowed, walks and hits allowed take off small points, innings pitched and strikeouts are bonuses. Wins aren’t in consideration for points.

    Greinke, Gallen, Paddack, Gallen, Heaney, P. Lopez, Alcantara, Price, Taillon, Montgomery, Montas

    Drop any of them? Sell high on any of them (I’m thinking Heaney is a sell high). We can still trade for a few more days. Though I am competing for this year.

    A lot of starters, for sure, but I don’t have a sure fire ace and the waiver wire may have no aces on it either (maybe Strasburg). That’s why I’m hoarding starters now. I’m a bit worried about Greinke entering his 37th aged year (and he’s $35) but everyone else is $1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is this league? Taillon and Price are kinda random — Greinke for $35 is not good, I don’t think but depends on league size

      • Jimmy says:
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        11 team, 30 deep, 5 IL spots…so it’s been almost 350 dee this year.

        Greinke is expensive IMO, $300 budget. I’m worried about regression even though he doesn’t throw hard.

        Taillon is an IL stash this year as he started throwing breaking stuff in the off season and apparently felt great. Price did well with these settings last year, and I thought a move to LA was awesome for him.

        I feel like I can drop Greinke in the off season and use that money to buy an elite bat as I’ll probably be throwing back my $79 Olson too. Having $114 to buy two elite bats might be better off for me anyways.

        • Grey

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          I see…Yeah, Greinke can prolly be lost…I don’t have great feelings on Taillon, but if he’s cheap, it’s whatever

  23. Game Of Throws says:
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    Are you trusting Zac Gallen today @hou?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think ya gotta

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Really?
        Wut bout Paddack?
        I’m starting Sixto too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting them all, LFG!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            HA

  24. Jimmy says:
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    Do you think a year off will help or hurt Lorenzo Cain for 2021? He’ll be 35 next April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, he’s done

  25. G says:
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    Hey Grey. I know you’re not the prospect guy but any thoughts on the following prospects for next season as far as being impactful. My keeper league allows one keeper to be an undrafted free agent pickup where they automatically start at 10th round value the following year, losing a round each year. Was considering Brujan, CJ Abrams, and Marco Luciano. Any shot Abrams comes up next year? Brujan seems most likely to get most playing time. Luciano’s ceiling is up there with Abrams. Thanks as always Gray

  26. packers2018 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I feel it’s going to be tough for us guys in weekly lineups setting lineups next week.

    3 teams have cliched a playoff birth with probably a couple this weekend.

    1. Do you think C. Frazier loses playing time because of Staton and Judge?

    2. What about SP’s for the clinching teams, skip there turns on a strict pitch count in general?

    3. Not afraid of dropping anyone in redrafts but do we just go with SON and Tron hoping the BOT has everything considered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Yup
      3. Yup

  27. Cohen says:
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    Urquidy home vs Ariz or
    Luzardo home vs SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both — Luzardo

  28. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Franmil or Brain Anderson today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  29. Brett says:
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    Pick 2 this weekend

    Nimmo, N. Lowe, K. Calhoun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe, Calhoun

  30. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I added Realmuto when someone panicked and it looked like he might be back over the weekend (it was as much about having him as about not letting one of my opponents have him). But now news came out that he may not be back until Monday at the earliest. Should wait until Sunday to see if he’ll be available (or drop him onto waivers such that nobody can pick him up until last weekend), or should I drop him now in order to add one of the following (runs, rbis, avg., and whip are closest cats, though I’m in first place overall):

    FA Hitters:Anderson, Braun, Nimno,
    FA Pitchers: Gausman, Lorenzen

    C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Albies; 3B – Bohm; SS – Turner; OF – Judge, Frazier, Margot (SAGNOF!); Util – Voit; Bench -Jeimer, Moore, Realmuto

    SP – Clevinger, Deivi, Hendricks, Justus, Maeda, Sixto, Urquidy
    RP – Bard, Holland, Pressly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  31. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Thoughts on Ponce de Leon tonight vs PIT. 6 innings 9 K’s last outing. I am tied in ERA & WHIP but he has Grienke, Cueto, & Darvish left. I have Burner, Bubic. I am leading in K’s and K/9

    H2H 6×6 OPS K/9, QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  32. Jorginho says:
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    Start Jazz or Willi Castro for obp and speed this weekend?

  33. Grey

    Grey says:
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  34. fausto

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    Tough decision in a head to head playoff. 5×5 I should win 4 of the pitching cats. Need 2 hitting. Which bat are you sitting …need max R and RBI…my opponent had an 8hr day yesterday so I dont think I’m taking that cat but its 2020 who tf even knows. Gotta sit 1 of these studs.
    -Eugenio vs CHW(bullpen game it seems)
    -J.Walsh vs TEX (a SP I’ve never heard of)
    -N.Lowe @ BAL(Cobb)
    Or I could play those 3 and sit Olson(vs L.Webb) I cant believe I’m even saying that but that’s where we’re at.
    Thoughts and thanks and hopefully I’ll have at least 1 more week to ask question. I’m checking h-tron now to see what it thinks.

  35. Grey

    Grey says:
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  36. DonnieB says:
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    Dolis over Neris? Walsh over K Seager? Thanks!

    • Grey

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