Are the Tigers king of summer streaming offerings? Are the Tigers eating their young or are they eating whatever is thrown in the dumpster behind the Costco? Should fantasy baseballers be singing Here Kitty Kitty to young Tigers or is Carole Baskin robbing us of our Baseball Nut? Is an actual ice cream flavor at Baskin-Robbins called Baseball Nut and does it have chestnut cream? All of these questions are going through my mind on this lovely mid-August day as the Tigers promote Tarik Skubal and Casey Mize. Every MLB team should look at how the Tigers deal with prospects and emulate. The Tigers throw them to the fire and it’s grrrrrrrrr…hey, this is fun after 13 years of Spanish couldn’t teach me how to roll my R’s….rrrrreat! On Prospect Itch’s Tigers fantasy prospects, he has Mize 1st and Skubal 3rd, but that’s from January, which is like another year ago. I wrote a Casey Mize fantasy, which is from another year ago. Both of these guys could be aces, and worth picking up, but neither may go very deep into games this year. So, in redraft? Prolly look at streaming Mize and Skubal, in that order, due to how long either can go in games. In dynasty leagues, Skubal is flat-out sexy, but in a Glasnow-type way. Could he go 4 IP, 3 ER and 10 Ks? Yes. Will he go 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 Ks and get you a bunch of Quality Starts? I don’t know about that yet on Skubal, but that might be Mize. So, I think Mize over Skubal for this year? Yes, I welcome your Sir Mize. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Isaac Paredes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, as he was also called up by the Tigers. As I said in my Isaac Paredes fantasy from the shutdown, “Singing a’la Ethel Merman, ‘I……saac Paredes!’ You ever wonder if Ethel Merman was an actual merman, the fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish? Well, I do. It keeps me up at night, actually.” And that’s me quoting totally irrelevant information by me! You can go there and read the post. I like him, but in the short season, he needs at-bats. Does he have them? Then I like him. I like Willi Castro, if he has at-bats, nah’mean?

Nick Madrigal – Resumed all baseball activities. He better not be spitting!

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .286. Lou Bob excites my underneaths.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-5, and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .340, and roughly that across two seasons. Yoan Moncada (2-for-5 and his 5th homer) pissed off the BABIP Gods this year, but Tim Anderson is still bringing them myrrh.

Danny Mendick – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Mendick’s underwear fit like a glove.

Kyle Lewis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .345. I’m proud to announce I’ve named my boner, Kyle Luis Robert.

Evan White – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .139, and now three homers in the last three games. Hot schmotato? Sounds about White!

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3). Also, in this game, Corey Seager (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 6th homer. Jody Seager, their mom, was so proud she Zoom’d in after the game, and asked them what they ate for dinner, did they have any sweet tea to drink, because they love sweet tea, and she put on their father to fart.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .319. *wavy lines signifying a flashback* “Mookie Betts is out of Fenway? No thank you! Also, it’s February, and I don’t want to invest in your stupid mask company!”

Ross Stripling – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.61. Him being in the rotation has botulism. Wouldn’t shock me if he’s moved back to the ‘pen and Gonsolin becomes the 5th starter vs. the 6th.

Tommy Pham – Broke his hamate bone and now he will return in two weeks with the power of thousand Gods. “You will now be a slugger on par with Hammerin’ Hank and myself.” That’s Matt Olson wearing a flowing white robe. So, this isn’t great news in a 60-game season, and you can prolly lose Pham. “Damn. I mean, ma’am, I whispered carelessly…Wham!” Easy B. Fire, now’s not the time for your dope raps. Sex toy manufacturer and manager, Tingler, said Josh Naylor (1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI) would see time, and I imagine Ty France (1-for-4, 1 run), Jorge Mateo and Edward Olivares too.

Kirby Yates – Went for a 2nd opinion to Dr. Keith Meister, who said, “The Yatesmeister…The Yates Motel…Makin’ MRI copies,” and Yates needs season-ending surgery.

Zach Davies – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Can’t hate on the results, but Streamonator wouldn’t touch Davies, and neither would I.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-5, 7 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .305. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Sorry, can’t help but laugh thinking about all the people not wanting to draft him where I ranked him in the preseason. Seriously, rest of season:  Tatis, Trout, Story, Yelich or no?

Carlos Martinez – Has been cleared to resume workouts. He returns from the Covid-IL, while never saying he had Covid. Good stuff, MLB, very secretive!

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.45, and 2nd straight Cards save. As pointed out here yesterday, grab the guy actually getting saves, and not the guy not getting saves.

Brad Miller – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, and he went 1-for-3, 2 RBIs in the day game, driving in the winning runs. As I keep saying, I want all Cardinals bats because they will be playing more than anyone. Yes, even Brad Miller. No, this isn’t 2016.

Max Schrock – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. Trivia Time! Max Schrock is not the name of a Beastie Boy. Thank you for joining us for Trivia Time!

Alex Reyes – 1 IP, 0 ER, as he started the 2nd game of the DH, and, c’mon, the Cards are supposed to play another fifty games like this? They have no starters who can go more than 3 IP. This is so stupid. At one point, the Cardinals were throwing your standard four-pitcher no-hitter, which was popularized during 3rd grade lunch when “Everyone gets a chance” ruled the day, but that ended as you thought it would.

Jeremy Jeffress – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save. This isn’t as clearcut as I made it sound in the Andrew Miller blurb, because it was a doubleheader and Wick had thrown in the 1st game (though, he blew it). Hard to say who is the closer in Chee-kah-go, but it’s prolly some form of a time share. Speaking of which, for $50 in casino chips, I can give you a tour of this lovely timeshare in Myrtle Beach, interested?

Robert Gsellman – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.71 vs. Jordan Yamamoto – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 11.42. *one by one, pitchers who are unwilling to throw more than 2 IP stand up* “No, I am Cardinacus. No, I am Cardinacus. No, I am Cardinacus.”

Pete Alonso – 3-for-3, and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .241. Al…bomb…so! Please get hotter than the sun.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .412. Do I love Cano truly, madly, deeply? Not even as much as Savage Garden, but he’s hot.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 2nd homer. He’s doing everything you could hope early on. Co-leading league in steals after playing about eight less games than most teams, or five more than the Cardinals, depending on whether you’re more proficient in subtraction or addition.

Brandon Bielak – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Sorta been the way the starts have fell, but I grabbed Bielak a few outings ago and he’s been exactly that since: A go. For what it’s Werth, Streamonator loved his last few, but doesn’t like his next, but finding two-start starters who actually throw 5+ IP has been next-to-impossible.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. On the Player Rater, it’s been FTJ then about five guys, including Story, vying for 2nd place. For Story to have a happy ending, it’s gonna take Trout to cool off nine months and two weeks from his happy ending.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. Literally have never heard of this guy before.

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I picked up La Stella for the batty call yesterday; I plan on holding him until he cools off, and I don’t make missteaks.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I saw that he homered on Sunday, and I almost mentioned it, but he’s so gee-dee boring, but I guess hot schmotato.

Trevor Gott – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 14.73. Has now given up 11 runs in the last 1 1/3 IP. I saw Rogers come into the game in the 7th and I was like, “Ah, smart, Kapler’s surprised me, he’s using Tony Watson for the 9th,” then Watson came in for the 8th and I was like, “Ah, smart, Kapler’s not.” What kind of brain-worms does Kapler have to keep going to Gott? I get it, Kapler likes to say, “Welcome back, Gotter,” but c’mon.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .300. Grossman being a top 100 player this year is so fitting it makes me feel gross, man.

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.40. We gotta ask frequent contributor, Coolwhip, to verify, but I believe Gallen has had more starts of 3 runs or less to start his career than anyone in history.

David Peralta – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .337. I giggled a little when I saw he only had two homers, because I like him so much I thought it was more. Whatevs, I still like him!

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games. I spent about 300 words telling you why to pick up Grichuk yesterday. Don’t make me go back there!

Cavan Biggio – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. Ooh, he’s gonna get a tongue lashing from his pops for hitting a home run instead of letting the ball hit him.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.46. Speaking completely anecdotally, Ryu feels like a guy who will be throwing quality innings until he’s 40.

Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (6, 7), hitting .281. Voit loves playing well in only 60 games; this is now a fact.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .236, and leadoff. Average and power (and RBIs and runs and steals and anything) haven’t been there, but he’s in a great place to succeed, and worth at least a cyclops’ing.

Thairo Estrada – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. *Gio Urshela licking whipped cream out of an Omega Pi pie tin* That’s supposed to be my home run!

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 1 ER as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “It’s easier than writing my name on it, so I coughed on my own tuna fish sandwich so no one else would eat it.”

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (1), and 2nd homer in as many games. Maybe he can have a word with the guy I always confuse him for, Christian Walker.

Salvador Perez – Lifted from yesterday’s start with blurred vision that’s now bothered him two days in a row. Maybe a bug landed on his contact. That tricked me once into thinking I was having a seizure.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3 and his 7th and 8th homer. Someone’s going to shake Cruz awake from a nap when he’s sitting in the dugout during his 65th year in the league, at the ripe age of 90, and he’s going to slide a tennis-ball covered walker to the plate and homer.

Luis Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st career homer. He’s the 1st player to homer who was born in the 2000s, which I guess makes him younger than Juan Soto, which I didn’t think was possible. Garcia looks like a more speed than power, solid contact middle infielder, but since he’s so young, I’m gonna guess he can grow into more power. This year? NL-Only for now.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer. On our Player Rater, Asdrubal is a top 10 2nd baseman. I’m going to take a nap. *five seconds later claps hands* I’m back! What did I miss?

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .288. I think he stole a base, but all I’m going on is the box score. Anyone have eyes on this that can confirm? I do not believe.

Juan Soto – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .409. Every time I see Sexy Dr. Pepper, I scream, “Michelle Pfeiffer,” then do a split like Bruno Mars.

Daniel Hudson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.88. D-Hud better hope for a moratorium on evictions.

Ronald Acuña Jr.Braves are saying it’s unlikely Acuña will return after ten days. This is your daily reminder 2020 is the worst year ever.

Touki Toussaint – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.97. Gonna go out on a 150-year-old oak limb and say Touki isn’t startable.

Dansby Swanson – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .298, as he hits leadoff. Acuña who?! The best player in baseball–Random Italicized Voice, I was speaking metaphorically. ‘Acuña who’ isn’t a metaphor. It’s barely a thought. Screw you, RIV!

Oscar Mercado – Optioned to the alternate site. I had high apple-pie-in-the-sky hopes for Mercado this year, but an ant can’t lift a rubber tree plant and Mercado can’t hit MLB pitching, apparently. The writing was on the wall back in March when Mercado was hitting at the bottom of the order, but, honestly, I was choosing not to read the tea leaves, leaving me steeped in stupid.

Mike Clevinger – Being reported that the Indians might keep Clevinger and Plesac down to keep them for an extra year of service time. Yeah, no dur. Thought I had mentioned this last week, maybe it was in the comments, but, of course, the Indians are messing with Plesac and Clevinger’s service time. If they keep them down another couple of weeks, they can’t get free agency for another full year. MLB teams *handshake emoji* manipulating service time. Always. Mean’s while, Plesac is doing all he can, and held a press conference to say, “I’d like to read a prepared statement from myself and Mike Clevinger,” Zach Plesac cleared his throat, “We are extremely sorry for 216-65–Bro, you wrote that girl’s number over our apology letter!”

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Foxman
Foxman
2 years ago

History or Progress. Baseball needs to decide if they are going to honor the past or embrace the future
MLB’s unwritten rules might have been scribed by a KKK member, hear me out.
We all know that baseball embodied the worst of America’s history. We don’t like to talk about it, but we should every time that an “unwritten rule” surfaces.
Baseball was racist, maybe the most racist sport
It was late to integrate, and when it did, it tried to white wash all the players
Well that was then, but it’s 2020 and some folks haven’t got the message. Let us help remind them
I appreciate that Manfred stepped in and squashed the supposed Tatis Jr beef, but all I saw was a bunch of white players and coaches trying to tell a Latin player that his actions weren’t MLB caliber. Hosmer please
Get back in your lane sir
You may have meant well, but you were dead wrong
The last thing any fan wants is a league full of Hosmers
We want Tatis Jr at every position
MLB needs a TATIS on every team
They don’t want fans turning off games because the players decided that it’s a “unwritten” to try hard late
Get the F outta here
They want fans staying tuned in for a grand slam by the superstar.
Not to mention that we are all here for fantasy advice, we don’t care when grand slams happen. We just need stats. Do we care about unwritten rules? Hosmer please
Does fantasy matter for MLB? More than they will ever know
Last I counted, they are banking millions to play this game. Making it evermore a game of entertainment.
Entertainment doesn’t end until the game is over.
I don’t condone running up the score in Little League, but that’s amateur. We can superset that from the big leagues right?
If they want to remain multi-millionaires in today’s world then they need to modernize
First written rule that Manfred should write, there are NO unwritten rules. He’s messed up when it came to Astros, because they don’t qualify. They cheated, and he obviously knows that. They get what they get. Just remind them that you let them keep their WS title.
If 2020 is the year we strive to defeat racism, remind baseball that their history is entrenched in it. Let’s also demand that they understand their history, so we don’t repeat it. While also improving the game.
We won’t do it, but we should boycott daily until those entities go to bat for social justice.
Eff unwritten rules
Eff racism
Wake up MLB
Wake up baseball

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Foxman
2 years ago

exactly, even thinking a professional sports person should lay down like a father letting his kid win at something simply never should’ve entered anybody’s consciousness at all. this isn’t father vs kid to make the kid feel better. this is professional sports. if you haven’t watch brockmire, good stuff in there and relevant to this above on the racism stuff and just how backwards baseball is. MLB doesn’t have any rules saying “oh you got a 10 run lead, the game is over now” which IS used for children of course.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Still like Pearson? He’s killin me in roto…

MIlarky Making a Comeback
MIlarky Making a Comeback
2 years ago

Great stuff as usual Grey!

Which do you think is the upgrade that makes the biggest impact for the season?

1) Pickup Severino to replace Alfaro as my 2nd catcher (2-C league – would drop Tucker Barnhart who’s filling in for Alfaro)

2) Pickup Clint Frazier to bolster my OF (would likely replace Tyler O’Neill). This is also assuming Frazier is preferable over Grossman and Pache)

3) Pickup Hanser Alberto to replace any one of Kolten Wong, Ryan McMahon, Michael Chavis or Scott Kingery, as I unfortunately usually have one or two of them starting.

In case it helps with any tie breakers, in brutal in AVG and SLG%, and also really behind in HR and RBI.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Dang – Cookie Carrasco has looked wonky last 2 starts… or just wears out by the 4th/5th inning and loses his mechanics

Is he worth holding or should I swap him out for – Gausman, Richards, or Freeland (5 straight QS – where did that come from?!?!?!)

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
2 years ago

Greyt write up!

Normally no contest in Yahoo 12 team, 5×5 H2H

His K. Marte for my T. Turner?

I have Mondessi and Tatis Jr. at SS but Happ and Moustakis at 2B and S. Marte, K. Tucker, Eloy, and Adell at OF.

COIVD Strategies are a thing now. Thanks!

I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

No way….

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

@Cram – Nimmo just launched a HR… what an incredible player – def All Star material if I may say so myself

Henny
Henny
2 years ago

Think the Braves call up Ian Anderson this season?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Thank you Frankie Montas. In well over a decade of fantasy baseball this is easily the worst start I’ve ever had from a pitcher. And against a lineup where Stephen Vogt is hitting second.

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

This comes off of the Stripling and Hudson meltdowns on the same team.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

You can go get him now Bob.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Drop Oneil, C.Frazier or Senzel for Pache or hold?9

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

G*ddamnit Montas!

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

You own him?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Thanks for saving me from the Minor Beerer Goggles.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Hey Grey just realized Grichuck is available and has been raking.

Would you drop either of JD Davis or hunter dozier for him? That ballpark in Buffalo…..

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Pache over Tauchman?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Braves are calling up top outfield prospect Cristian Pache.

worth an add in 12-team leagues or just add to the watchlist for cyclops’ing?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks Grey;

would you drop Joc Pederson for him?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

got ya,

only other bat to drop would be Chavis, but i literally just added him for a batty call b/c Ketel Marte, Correa, & Joc are all sitting today.

I guess I could also drop Kyle Tucker too, but was holding out hope he’d finally break through… is that a pipe dream?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

as always, appreciate your advice.

Chavis back to the FA pool.

Al
Al
2 years ago

Ugh, are we getting tired of Kyle Tucker? So much potential but in a shallow league with a short season?…

Dansby is out there with will Myers on waivers…also Renato Nunez, even Dylan Moore. (Also need runs).

Any thoughts grey? Thanks!

Al
Al
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Word thanks man

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Pache getting call for the Braves. OF/DH is Yelich,Soto,Springer,Laureano,Conforto,Teoscar and Ian Happ. I assume hold versus dropping for Pache. Your thoughts? Thank you.

Leon
Leon
2 years ago

Mccmahon or grisham 16 man 6×6 dynasty.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Leon
2 years ago

I’d want Grisham in dynasty, he’s got a higher ceiling.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

esp if the 6th stat is OBP

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Houston sat Correa today and now they can’t score.
Just sayin’

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Been sitting on Mize for weeks and now he’s here! Bit of a sad trombone that he faces the White Sox – you starting him?

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Bundy getting hit by Giants… yeesh

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Afternoon Grey,

Just got an alert that David Peterson hit the IL with “shoulder fatigue”. I have to drop either him or Alex Wood due to only having 3x IL spots.

Who should I drop of those 2?

thanks as always

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Ryu for Neris and Marquez?

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
2 years ago

Afternoon!
Looking to improve my pitching via trade;
I trade Adelbreto Mondesi and Joe Adell and I receive Darvish and Ryu
It is a 6 man keeper league, however I have great keepers and I already have Tatis at SS. I have been using Mondesi in my Utility spot, but he’s cratering my average so I have him benched for the moment. This would be a win now move. The other team is out of it and looking toward building for next year.
Thoughts?

Andre
Andre
2 years ago

Trade question in a 10tm Keeper league that uses OBP and Quality Starts. Keep 5 players forever. Which side?

Zac Gallen/ Moustakas for Vlad Jr/Gausman and a 2nd round pick

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Also, what I noticed yesterday is seems like Cards are using Gallegos like the Brewers used Hader last couple years… as the elite high-leverage firefighter (yday was to take out the middle of the order in the “8th”) and using Miller as the defacto next-man-up Closer.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 years ago

Grey awesome wrote up! Clevinger blurb ending was gold!

I have Yordan in a keeper and he is back on the IL. Are you selling at a (major) discount or is his talent worth holding. The guy was off for 8 months and his knees atill aren’t healthy. He’s not even fielding. I’m worried Grey!

LG

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Speaking of Gallen, remember when Miami traded him for Jazz Chisholm… that was fun. Jazz had a crappy season in AA, though still a lot of potential, but right now I don’t know if this was the pitcher they should have traded… we’ll see how this ages. Right now Gallen looks every bit the elite prospect he finished as so we’ll see where Jazz ends up.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah, Marlins had a glut of pitching prospects and they “needed” a higher ceilling middle infield prospect. But, Gallen seems like he’s going to be an ace for long time, haha, so I don’t see how you can trade that for a MI.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

haha, for sure. Jazz isn’t even at AAA yet. A lot can happen (or not happen).

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
2 years ago

this is awesome, this is EXACTLY how you get rid of this shit. take it to the idiot telling them to do it. if they really want to rub it in: https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/16763/chris-woodward

1. take the money like joker in dark knight, go on TV and burn it (in 1’s obv for volume)

2. even better, take the money, give it to the minor leaguers not being paid right now but ONLY for the 29 other teams, you’ll help anger the upcoming players against their own manager eventually.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

oh yeah i remember that. if i was minor i’d have protested that by taking myself out of the game. otherwise you are complicit in that shit and it’s me over the sport and the team so my agent can wrangle more money by saying “look i got 200 K’s once”

ashtray
ashtray
2 years ago

I’m thinking of offering Snell and Maeda to try and get Albies with an eye on competing in 2021. Is that a fair offer? 10 team, keep 10, 7×7 with emphasis on batter counting stats and reduced value for pitchers.

jayhann
jayhann
2 years ago

Is Jo Adell a drop in 12-team redrafts? Alternative is to drop an arm (Romano, Turnbull, Gallegos) but I sadly think they’ll all return more value ROS. Thanks!

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Reporting for duty!

So as the official RazzBall Zac Gallen stan…
He set the rookie record last week with 20, he’s now at 21 consecutive starts by allowing 2 ER or fewer. *Assuming my research is correct* Now he’s chasing the MLB record held by Grienke that is 22. Why is this not more of a headline???

Footnote: DeGrom has record for most consecutive starts with 3 ER or fewer at 26.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’ve seen a couple others on twitter, and 1 Dback beat writer. But thats about it. REally weird.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i think there may be some conflicting data… back in a few, haha

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Okay so after revieing fangraphs… so people had their numbers twisted…
Gallen is currently at 20 starts with *3 ER* or fewer now, which is a rookie record (for beginning career) and he is now chasing the DeGrom MLB record of 3 ER or fewer which is 26.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

but this is still under reported

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Meanwhile Robbie Ray is seeing the same lineups and working on 22 straight starts of throwing more balls than strikes.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

I know right? Just like how Turnbull is facing same people as Boyd… more like “Boy-did that go far!”

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Yeah, same deal. Btw, I knew Teheran would be bad, but I thought Canning might be decent after his summer camp and first start. Looks like we are screwed beyond Bundy. Heaney is as erratic as ever. If only Rendon could throw 9 innings.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

haha, no kidding.

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up. I appreciate all that you do.

Yordan Alvarez to the IL.. still in 1st place despite losing Alvarez, Donaldson and Acuna.

Position eligibility aside, who do I replace Alvarez with? Here are some options
-Grichuk
-Bohm
-Canha
-Wilmer Flores
-Brad Miller
-Jason Heyward
-Willy Adames
-Nick Ahmed
-Piscotty

Thank you!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Afternoon sir

Which of Bard / Jeffress / Watson for spec saves?

ryangoer
ryangoer
2 years ago

Bench bat

Drop EE or Joc for Randal Grichuk or hold?

forgot to ask…

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You like Danny Santana or Grichuk ros?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
2 years ago

drop kendrick, kikuchi or robbie ray for andrew miller? thanks grey

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  uncle wighty
2 years ago

You can safely drop any of those bums

ryangoer
ryangoer
2 years ago

Starting Gonsolin home vs. Sea tonight?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  ryangoer
2 years ago

Do it!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hey to the Hey,

I was going to ask about moving on from Dahl, but I see someone else already did, above.

Just looking for another question . . . should I hold on to Taylor Williams? The Mariners brought my dude in with a one-run lead in the 5th or something yesterday? But pitching roles are a total mess across the league this “year,” so I don’t know what to do with him.

I’ve also got A. Miller, Kintzler, and ButteryNips in my mix of closer sludge. Sulser, Romo, and Jeffress are my options on waivers. Oh, and the entire TB bullpen.

Lurrrrrrveyas!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Over TayWill? Or Buttery?

Lurves!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hahaha

yup

Thank you, my HOTIF!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

A. Cole to you, sir.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I had a nasty cole sulser on my lip the other week.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  sportivetricks
2 years ago

I hear Preparation H works for that too…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Are you drooling yet? Even better, if you could spew saliva while saying “Sulser” with a lisp, we are all sold on your antacids.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

All this antacid talk has got me sentimental about the Rolaids Relief Man award. I looked up how long its been….2012 was the last one awarded. Too bad its gone. It seems the French company that bought it didnt appreciate the history. Some great names on the list of winners: Goose, Rollie, Sutter, Quisenberry, Lee Smith, etc.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Basically, in the 80’s the better the ‘stache, the more effective the reliever. I think they should bring that back as a requirement. Say to all bullpens: “if you want to close games, be a man and show it with a ‘stache!” Quis won Rolaids four straight years and 5/6 from 80-85, only outdone ( or would we say out-‘stached) by Rollie Fingers in 1981. F’n amazing!

Smitty
2 years ago

Looking back at our early Nov draft I shared your enthusiasm taking FTJ at #11. He is a bit reckless and plays extremely hard, but wouldn’t have it any other way. Let the kid play!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Smitty
2 years ago

That and Teoscar were great picks!

Smitty
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Thanks – Montero and D. Moore were steals for you DD. Thanks again for helping me navigate the draft website, the format etc. Appreciate you and Grey helping me out

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Forgive me if I’m wrong, Grey, but did you say Tarik throws a screwball?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Spec saves
Bard,Estevez or Rainey?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
2 years ago

I have Yordan in two keeper leagues. Seems like he has the knees of Rich Hill.

Think he ever gets past this or are we in store for a short career of untapped potential?

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

What do you think happens to Clev? They bring him back after the required 10 days at the alternate training site? Keep him down longer? Trade him? Does he pitch again this year? Mood in the clubhouse not good towards him. Wonder how he will be between the ears when he comes back.

It’s killed his fantasy trade value too. In a small 6-team league and no real interest in him and he’s clogging a bench spot. Wondering if he’s even worth that if they wait to bring him back up with a month to go.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I could drop for Santander or another RP or keep an open spot for streaming. Should I?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’ve gone into my FB app twice and chickened out both times tapping drop Clevinger for Santander or another RP. LOL.

You say “sure” when I asked if I should..but, .what would YOU do in my 6-teamer where teams are pretty loaded and stats tight?

Santander is the only hitter I’m interested in. Available RP are Pressly, Colome, Sergio Romo, Montero

Here’s my pitching:

Bieber
Castillo
Lynn
S. Gray
Montas
Gallen
Maeda
Darvish – I traded Flaherety for Darvish last week. Hope I don’t regret that one.

Poms
Karinchak
Rogers

Marv
Marv
2 years ago

Grey,
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. 20 moves all year, so no streaming.

What are your thoughts on the following trade?

I get: M. Machado, C. Biggio, J. Bell, D. Lamet, B. Woodruff (10th round pick)
I Give: D. Fletcher, C. Blackmon, S. Howard, B. Bielak, J. Verlander (5th round pick)

Best,
Marv

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

It’s almost criminal that Zac Gallen doesn’t have a win on his ledger this year.

After Hector Rondon was seemingly going to navigate his way out of a mess of his own making, Ahmed, who has won the last 2 gold gloves at his position, completely whiffs on a routine pop up that would’ve have ended the inning and maintained the lead.

hitzone
hitzone
2 years ago

16 team pts lg

Need MI fill in

Dietrich, sogard, ty France, Nicky lopez, Jose Iglesias, Cole tucker

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

Willie Calhoun in a 16tm…keep on bench or lose for A.Duvall or R.Tapia? Leaning Tapia for SB, should be fine in HR.
I’m holding out hope for Willie as I kept him and Mercado,(super fun) but I’m getting close to dropping. still in 3rd,place and I traded Chirinos for Grichuk so I bought Willie another week possibly, and hes a bench bat so not completely killing me at the moment.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Better start?
Houser at Pitt or
Heaney at SF

erad
erad
2 years ago

I’ve never owned Cruz in the 10+ years (noob I know) I’ve been playing fantasy baseball – I always say this is the year he falls off the proverbial cliff and he never does.

Kudos to you Mr Cruz

On the other hand, I definitely broke Aldaberto for drafting him this year. I want to drop him so bad, but the 5SB keep me hangin’ on, it’s brutal out there.

jose
jose
2 years ago

I ended up with Altuve on a team I inherited from an autodraft. How long do I hold on before pulling the plug. The team is pretty good, but he’s not helping the cause at this point. Another week? 2?

Thanks Grey!

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Donkeyteeth is 206 of 216 in Razzslam. Do you win anything for coming in last in a contest you organize?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

A) I drafted for the non-pandemic 2020 season
B) Knoche is off the 2021 invite list
C)
D) Last place wins a night with Knoche’s mother

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

i’ll bet green money DT here isn’t the happy boy who gets to take this guy’s mother to the bone zone; it’ll take a not active owner.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

A. Didn’t we all?
B. Aw…that would make me sad.
C. ?
D. She might enjoy a good donkeyshow!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

a. depends on when you drafted. most of mine that would’ve been from march 12th or so to march 25th (season was supposed to start march 26th) all went to slow draft or last second in july online draft. so in my case, no.

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Drop josh bell for Donaldson?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Speaking of Rona – looks like MLB is kicking around the bubble idea for the playoffs after the Wild Card round

Balke
Balke
2 years ago

Lewis was dropped in my 10 tm. Would you swap Santander or Reyes for him?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Ugh, more COVID in the Reds organization.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

NOOOOOO – last update I saw was that they flew into KC this morning and were optimistic they can play a doubleheader tomorrow

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

This might be what scob might be referring to – the headline is def misleading – https://www.wlwt.com/article/reds-postpone-another-game-after-player-s-positive-coronavirus-test/33631595

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

yeah the article starts off with a “weekend test came out positive” but it’s still referring to Friday’s test – so AFAIK the Reds are good to go – giddy up for us Sonny Gray and Eugenio Suarez owners – though with Suarez I wouldn’t mind having him rest a bit more till he remembers he’s a major league player with the bat

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

@Scoboticus – is there a link you can provide? Last I heard this morning was that MLB rescheduled today’s game as a doubleheader tomorrow to make sure everyone is still negative – there wasn’t a new positive since Friday

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

you are reading what we are hung. i have no clue what this other person is referring to. unless HE is the more than 1 CIN player testing here and nobody else knows yet.

Chucky
Chucky
2 years ago

What’s with all the beef about Tatis hitting a Grand Slam on a 3-0 cripple pitch, with a big lead? What constitutes a big lead and how late does it have to be in order for these “time honored” courtesy rules to take affect? As a fan I feel cheated when I watch a game, only to see one team, essentially lay down ( no 3-0 swinging, no stealing bases, etc), while the losing team gets to swing at whatever they want and run whenever they want, without reprisal. If the team catches up in scoring, at what point does the other team, get to resume and play real baseball again? Tell you what…when double headers resume 9 inn games, when relief pitchers can pitch to whomever they want for as long as the mgr says so, when we don’t start a runner on 2b in extra innings….then we can have a conversation about these time honored rules, which essentially cheat fans out of watching both teams play 100%!!!!!

erad
erad
Reply to  Chucky
2 years ago

Preach

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Chucky
2 years ago

i’d love to hear what kind of baby whining shit started something like that kind of thinking. did anybody “let somebody catch up” in say a chess match, or tennis? probably not. why not pull your own goalie when you are up 5-0? in what kind of sick world did that ever become a thing.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Is La Stella the only MLB regular whose walk rate (12.3%) is higher than his K rate (6.2%) – I might need to get him on my team somehow since we count Ks and OPS

Solak came so close to having a bigger game last night – man on 2nd and 3rd 1 out and he lines out to an infielder… forgot which one – Loving Solak’s rates as well 10% walk and 15% K rate

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

Another Q: Is Ramon Laureano due to be back today?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

12T keeper roto

Elieser Hernandez or Pearson?

Or keep both and drop one of:

Britton
C Green
A Reyes

Other SP
Scherzer
Morton
Lopez
Stripling
Lynn
Kelly
Heaney

Thanks

detroit696969
detroit696969
2 years ago

Hey Grey! Happy Skubal Day from here in Detroit.

Great write up as usual….I’m losing hope in Jeff Mcneil, is your leash still pretty long on him?
Was thinking about scooping need a 2B from the wire.

Can you rank Moore, Cano, La Stella, Asdrubal, Hampson, Solak on the basis of who you’d scoop for the next couple weeks?

detroit696969
detroit696969
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I guess I could use counting stats and bags because I have Mondesi, Diner-Falafel, and Lindo for steals but Mondesi cant get on base and Lindo doesnt have a steal. #2020

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

Miller or Buttreys? Over Burnes or Skugal?

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

I would like to give Cano a shot while he’s hot. I would need to drop Solak, D. Murphy or Mondesi.

Who’s the drop. I have steals coming from other sources. Just need the best bats going forward.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you keep Solak over Canha as he is another possible drop to pickup Cano.

Thanks-sorry for the follow up

Dr Y
Dr Y
2 years ago

are victor robles and mark canha droppable in a 10 team roto league with 5 of? Each has kinda done nothing. Outfielders available include Kole Calhoun, Cutch, Hunter Dozier, eaton, choo, grossman, hicks.

Thanks, you’re the best

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Dr Y
2 years ago

Droppable. Hicks and Calhoun for me

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Michael Brantley and Aaron Hicks on the waiver wire. Should I use my waiver bid on either of them?
My current Outfielders are Schwarber, Verdugo, Castellanos, Rosario, K. Calhoun, and Tauchman.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  scoboticus
2 years ago

Hicks and Brantley over Calhoun and Tauchman for me

Ciwa
Ciwa
2 years ago

Hi grey!
Should i cut Buxton and pick up one between LaStella, Grichuk,Frazier?
If yes, who?

Thanks!