Matthew Boyd (3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.63) is the ultimate poison pill. If I could, I’d hack into my opponent’s team and put Boyd on their team, and the crazy thing is they’d prolly thank me because there are a lot of FanBoydz out there who think he’s somehow worth owning. Sorry, not just worth owning, but people actively want him. It’s a sickness, FanBoydosis. People affected with FanBoydosis, aka FanBoydz, want you to believe there is so much more here. Oh, there could be, but he needs to stop allowing home runs. He goes from an ace to an Ace of Clubbed from start to start with no consistency, but that K/BB is so tantalizing–Hold up! I’ve been afflicted by FanBoydosis. I’m 250 words into a post about the Brewers and Corbin Burnes (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.99), talking about Boyd. Not sure what they feed the Brewers’ pitchers — hops? — but Burnes is now throwing his fastball 96 MPH, up from 95, and has completely changed his pitch mix (slider and fastball way less with a cutter and change added). He was essentially a two-pitch pitcher, and now throws four. His 12.7 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 is giving me the feels that I thought I’d get from Woodruff. Is Burnes a number one? Time will tell, but he has the makings. Also, in this game, Jedd Gyorko (2-for-5, and his 6th and 7th homer) went double dong like Jennifer Connelly, and I don’t even want to look at the Player Rater to see how much higher Gyorko is than a bunch of guys who I own. My mental health isn’t worth it. I get it, it’s not Jedd; I’m the Gyorko. Next up, Jacob Nottingham (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. Fun fact! Nottingham was the not very successful spin-off to Mountcastle. Now Orlando Arcia (4-for-6, 3 runs) didn’t homer, but four-hit games from Orlando gives Florida Man a good name. Over to Ryan Braun (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) who hit his 3rd homer. Have I mentioned the Brewers scored 19 runs? Flavor Flav through sobs, “Yeah, Boyd.” Finally, Tyrone Taylor (4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 1st major league homer. He looks like a Quad-A prospect and sounds like a silent film star. Tyrone Taylor Chaplin-steps into frame, motions that his pockets and skills are empty, then a silent film title card reads, “What about Matthew Boyd?” Not you too, Tyrone! Well, with 19 runs scored, at least I have Keston Hiura. He went 0-for-2 without a run scored?Holy ticker tease! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 5 runs, 9 RBIs and his 11th, 12th and 13th homer. This is the 2nd time he’s homered three times in a game this year, and the first time was only eight days ago. That’s one week for John, Paul, George or Ringo! Wow, Duvall’s really swinging Aunt Shelley well this year. Raise your hand if you had Adam Duvall as your NL MVP, and drafted him in every league. Okay, everyone with their hand down can now begin to cry. It’s gonna be hilarious when you’re at the end of the season looking at Duvall on waivers with more homers and RBIs than anyone on your team. Hee-larious.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 8th homer. Pretty cool that baseball is like a game of bingo, but instead of Manfred picking out balls with numbers, he picks out SuperBalls that will get crushed for home runs on routine fly-outs, and he sends them off to certain games. I wrote up the Brewers’ game for the lede thinking 19 runs was a lot. Joke’s on me, Jack! Are the Braves still scoring runs?

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1) as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If we get paid for when we’re at jury duty, I’m not sure why I can’t ask for pay while on trial for failure to pay child support.”

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. The French Terminator doing it for the red, white and blue, but no stars, because French.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Tildaddy says you can have an ice pop!

Pablo Lopez – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.50 vs. Tommy Milone – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.69. “Hey, what ya wanna do for our spa day?” “I don’t know, ruin someone’s ratios.” “Hmm, I know a game where we can ruin two pitchers’ ratios in one full swoop.” “Well, swoop me in!” That was the Regression Fairies just absolutely crushing my hopes and dreams with Pab-Lo. In fairness to him, one play went different in the 2nd, and it might’ve been a different outing for him. In fairness to me, there is no fairness to me.

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. About ten days ago, I said Brinson looked like he’s showing signs of the hitter he can be, and hasn’t really let up since. Every at-bat I see of him, he’s on the ball, and turning out good at-bats.

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He had the two hardest parts of the cycle by the 4th inning, and I started making Jazz hands around the house like I had a WAP! Wet ass polish. Like nail polish. I was waving my hands. Wait, what did you think I meant?

Deivi Garcia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, and sent back there by the time you read the end of this sentence if I stall long enough but maybe not but maybe so but maybe–Well, he’ll prolly be sent back there. By the by, have you seen Deivi pitch? He’s 4’11” and weighs 94 pounds. That’s not an exaggeration.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .234. Before yesterday’s game, Torres shut off his Netflix and said, “Wait, quarantine’s over?”

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (2), hitting .355. I know, I know, I KNOW! I said I’d never doubt LeMahieu again, but five homers and two steals? This is what we’re excited about? *thinks about owning Ketel Marte* Okay, fair enough.

Rowdy Tellez – Hit the IL with a knee strain, and is done for the year. Wonder if Tellez suffers from Gamelitis, the ailment that affects young players who get injured when they finally get a chance to play, named after Mat Gamel, whose name is being kept alive by me and me only (okay, and maybe him).

Nate Pearson – Will return as a reliever, if he can build up enough stamina. This sounds like a nothing story, but I bet this turns out to be one of those stories we go back to next year when Pearson still can’t throw 5+ innings. Way to ruin a young arm. What, is the Angels’ pitching staff now managing the Jays?

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24. *Manfred picking a ball out for the Indians/Royals game* “Shoot, this game’s gonna be low-scoring.” Any hoo! Carrasco is owned (or should be), and Duffy is a Streamonator call.

Robert Gsellman – Hit the IL with a fractured rib. Todd Frazier blamed Gsellman’s rib on Adam’s Eaton.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Ever since I said if he homers every game this week, he’d be back on a 23-homer pace like last year, and he’s homered every game this week. Let me try something, Ketel Marte will have his wrist magically healed and be worth the 3rd round pick by me in every league. Anything…?

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .234. Albombso!

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. Before Mets’ GM Brodie Van Whatner gets fired this offseason, he should trade Conforto for Ken Giles. Just one finishing stunod move.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Amed who?! Amed Rosario was the Mets’ shortstop before Gimenez–I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech. “Amed who” isn’t a figure of speech.

DJ Stewart – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and five homers in the last four games. You can try to find a hotter schmotato, but I don’t think you’re gonna be able to. Unless Adam “Three-Homer” Duvall is available.

Ryan Mountcastle – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .383. Shocked at what a mature hitter he appears to be, but I should’ve known since BBC’s Mountcastle is for mature audiences.

Danny Santana – Underwent elbow surgery where an internal brace is inserted rather than one of Tommy John’s tendon. Wonder if he ran out.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .322. Look at Israeli Diner-Falafel being Treat Urner while Treat-Urner is Mike Trout.

James McCann – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (4, 5). He said afterwards, “The first home run was for my brother, Brian, and the 2nd homer was for my can.” That stuff chokes me up.

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70. He’s been so excellent and should be rostered in every league, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I want to show his line vs. the Pirates to every pitcher who faces them, and be like, “See? This is what you do vs. the Pirates. It’s not that hard.”

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Moistasskiss! (Finally.)

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.74. He singlehandedly softened the blow of Pab-Lo. I guess that’s a Pa-blo.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.77. The bar is so high for him that even a solid, if unremarkable start is, well, unremarkable.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He doesn’t play every day, so Bud Black must not realize he’s 40-something.

David Dahl – Activated from the IL, but didn’t play. Every time Dahl is activated from the IL, he gets injured again. Crazy coincidence that is.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. If one can have a quiet top five overall season, Trevor’s that Story.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Guess who got him in FAAB in his NL-Only leagues this past weekend? This guy with two thumbs and amazing hair!

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.48. Speaking of NL-Only, but really any leagues, Davies was so cheap in the preseason, he should’ve been drafted just for his starts in Petco. Alas, I did not. Hope you did.

Howie Kendrick – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Technical name for a hamstring strain is a Strainedivarius.

Luis Garcia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Okay, I’m not saying there’s only T. Rogers and Luis Garcias in the league, but I’m not saying there’s not.

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Man, this guy is such a 2nd half hitter. Unfortch, the 2nd half this year is 18 more games.

Justin Smoak – Signed with the Giants. Sending Smoak to the Bay Area feels like cruel and unusual punishment right now.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50. I streamed him in one mixed league, due to the Streamonator, and will cut him for someone else today. Cause I’m cold as ice!

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. Hey, Yaz Jr. Jr., hit nine homers in a game, and then you can sniff Adam Duvall’s junk, you peasant!

Ketel Marte – Hit the IL with a wrist injury. Oh, so they were hiding that for the last six weeks or no? I’m guessing yes, and that’s why he’s been awful all year. Pretty awesome stuff. Excuse me, I’m going to mutter some nonsense as I walk into traffic until I’m arrested. Was a super fun year to own Marte, super super–Abruptly screaming at the heavens, “WHY?!” Anyway, Marte’s likely done for the year. Really, super awesome. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Quote from Shakespeare who also owned Ketel Marte in all his leagues.

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William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Sonny Gray is really bumming it now

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
1 year ago

“The Yankees announced it’s been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as a traditional doubleheader on Friday, with first pitch of the first game at 4:05 p.m.

Both games will be seven innings.“

Thank you 2020 baseball for your efforts in rewriting what we think of as traditional baseball.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Gallegos couldn’t get an out tonight and got pulled due to injury… prayer circle/octagon

Bobby Thistle is Watching
Bobby Thistle is Watching
1 year ago

The one area that the Bots miss is when pitchers are just starting to get stretched out. Manaea a case in point today. He was ramping up to a good, longer home start. He really helped my playoff drive.

1. Now I am eyeballing Lugo at Toronto. On the road but no Teoscar, Tellez etc. Is he due to pop a great quality start? Or I could go Fiers at Texas or Gaus at San Diego but against Lamet.

Guidance appreciated.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Finally! Edman joining in on the fun.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

Glasnow or Corbin Burnes ROS? Ratios important for my team.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

I don’t recognize any of these Cards hitting Homer’s tonight.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nice!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

have to drop one for ros : braun, JD Davis, Dalbec

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Mookie starting at 2B tonight. Can you imagine if this happens a few more times?

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

A lot of questions yesterday about picking up Andujar so I did. I want to apologize to everyone in the Razzball universe who picked him up as well as he went 0 for 5. 3rd Base has been my kryptonite all season. I drafted Moistasskiss and Escobar and that was a disaster. I have gone through JD Davis, Solano, Segura and Riley since. Riley did slow down a lot the past week but scored 5 runs last night in his first game since I dropped him. I am worried that I am not only jinxing hot streaks but I am destroying careers. :-)

Do you prefer Clint Frazier or Randy Arozarena? Would be dropping Grichuk.

Also do you prefer Will Smith or D’Arnaud at Catcher?

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

Jared Walsh batty call. Can’t do no wrong in ‘Perts!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Looks like you’re safe. I’m terrible at streaming, and thankfully haven’t had to do it much at all in ‘Perts.

Have Manaea in NFBC. God why did my OF (referenced above) have to totally sh*t the bed?!

Look at this rotation, again, being the last guy to take an SP.
Nola
Soroka (what could have been)
Lamet
Maeda
Plesac
Manaea
Sixto
Dustin May
Kikuchi

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So it goes.

Nah, Donkey Teeth’s.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1st might be an outside shot, but top 3 for sure.

I think you said yours wasn’t doing so well.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

My starting pitching is Bauer,Buehler, Snell, Corbin, Gallen, May, Burnes and Javier. Can you see replacing any of them with Urquidy,Dunning,or Weaver? Dunning has two starts next week. If you were cutting one for a closer, which guy would you cut? Rogers and Hudson are on waivers.

Your killing me Smalls
Your killing me Smalls
1 year ago

Help drop Howard and Evaolid
Pickup who

C, Martinez
M Pineda
Mahle
D. Hudson
C. Hamels
R, Yarbough

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

You didn’t only give me a thumbs up on Mahle yesterday, but gave me once against Boyd. I listened, I followed, and woot. Socially distanced fist pump!

Are any of the following still a hold?

Barlow (because Holland got the save yesterday and oof, committee?)
Chapman (has yet to resume baseball activities, but OAK keeps not putting him on the IL)
Suarez (9 Ks in last 11 ABs)
Winker (1/17, with 8 Ks recently)

Options available to replace any of these guys include: Bohm, Gimenez, Jeimer, Laureano, Stewart, Tapia (next few games at Coors), G.Richards (streaming)

Donnie
Donnie
1 year ago

Dunning or Javier for this year and as keeper? Is it close?

Is it time to drop Rizzo? For.Stewart,Solak

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Pick Pham or Segura back up over Mountcastle or Madrigal (or Laureano, Riley, Peralta)!?

Start Gonsolin @ COL and Montas @ SF or roll with SAGNOFers like Castillo, Bass, Karinchak, etc?

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Gleybar also in the mix for the first question (on my bench)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

would you trade Jose Ramirez for Kris Bryant who is 3B/OF Eligible?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

the guy turned it down. Now the next question is this. For the 2021 season Jose Ramirez will cost $53 and then $58 in ’22. If I can’t make a deal for him over the winter, should I hold on to him for ’21 and then let him go for ’22, or make him a free agent following the end of this season. I have Bohm ($5) and Bregman ($35) as well.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok then throw him back for ’22

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey,

How many prospects do you think I should ask for in return for Bregman, since I have Hayes, Bohm and Ramirez?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Awesome write up and hope you are keeping well Grey!

1) Does Ketel’s injury explain this season and do you like a healthy Ketel heading into next year or is 2019 looking like an anomaly?

2) would you rather have Rendon or Bohm and a first round pick in a keeper? The first round pick could land someone of value in the top 50-75 overall

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Can we get Suarez to stop striking out so much again? Right off his 3 HR game, he’s gone back to being useless – unfortunately for me, Miggy Andujar has also been useless last 2 games I’ve played him over Suarez

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It looks like Laureano is getting better ABs – is it time to see if there’s something there to close out the season? I’d be dropping Andujar in this case

Tyler
Tyler
1 year ago

Just stopped by to say that EARTHGANG drops a new album the 25th! Hail the EG!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Garrett Cooper’s 9 games (PHI BOS WASH) over C Walker’s 6 games (@LAA @HOU) or Muncy’s 7 games (4 @COL, 3 @SD)?

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

Gimenez or Keston? I was playing Ketel at 2B but dropped him the day before he got IL’ed.

I picked up Kike Hernandez for todays batty call since he’s 20-40 vs Madbum,but need to fill 2B ROS.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.In the last week my hot water heater sprung a leak and had to be replaced,my dishwasher stopped draining at the end of the cycle and I had an oak limb drop on my house and take out my gutters during a tornado warning.

Then I started Boyd.

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

At the beginning of the season both Burnes and Houser were on waivers and I took Houser :( :( :(

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I dropped Burnes after his bleh start against the Pirates and he hasn’t let up a run since!

Face to palm!

jake
jake
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

What range of $ value you expect Kyle Lewis and Zack Davies to go next year?

Or about what ranked OF/SP? Top 20? top 30?

Trying to assess a keeper trade. Mookie at $32 or those two combined $6.

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  jake
1 year ago

Mookie. Not close.

jake
jake
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Thanks!

whitey herzog
whitey herzog
1 year ago

Hey guys!

Starting to recover pitcher ratios in a roto league, finally. Do I dare start Manaea at home v. Houston?

whitey herzog
whitey herzog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it!

whitey herzog
whitey herzog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Update: You beautiful man!!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team h2h points league…

Duval or K Lewis?

Mondesi or D Moore?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

So, I dropped Duvall in a shallow league to pick up Upton who was hitting .390 in the past 2+ weeks and headed to Coors Fri-Sun. Then after Upton went down, I picked up Laureano because I didn’t like the Duvall-Pablopez matchup. Hittertron concurred. I’m a 40 year old bald Joe Madden with nice abs.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

In light of these recent missteps, and several others, I’ve decided to seek your counsel. For today:

Edman vs Zimmerman (-2) Skubal (-7)

or

Moustakas vs. Alzolay (10)

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

Lux or Heston?
Any hope for JDM?I’m pretty much ready to move on after today’s last chance start if there’s more blah.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think he’s talking about Chris or Charlton.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah.
Thanks.

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

1. Starting Alcantara vs Philly?
2. 10 team OBP OPS AVG HR RBI SB runs league

who would you pick up lux Aguilar or grisham

thank you sir

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Duvall or Kyle Tucker ROS?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Duvall or Nick and Holly’s kid Randy?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry. Meant Duvall or Randy Arozarena

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

I thought I was the only one noticing that brinson might be rosterable in a 15tm. I need some SB. I just lost M.Chapman and Kepler and slipped to 3rd place since, missed duvall last week by a $2 lolz. Yesterday someone went from 8th to 2nd with A 17 point day! Heres to hoping I can get travis shaw for $1.
2020 is the worst!

JR
JR
1 year ago

1.starting alcantara today vs philly?
2. who would you pick up OBP AVG Steals Runs RBI HR OPS league
lux grisham or aguilar

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

The Burnes ace train has left the station! Love the pitch mix, love the better walks, + [fans self with handkerchief] over that K/9.

For next week’s crazy schedule, I’m looking to hold 1st and have points to gain in AVG and R. Would you prioritize getting Kolten Wong (10 games next week all against Brewers and Pirates) over 6-gamers on your roster like Schoop, Cronenworth, and Solak?

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Follow up question
Pick 2 please
Happ home vs Balt
Bassitt at Tex
Sheffield at Ariz

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?

Hudson home vs Cin
Mahle at Cards
Happ home vs Balt
C.Anderson home vs Mets
Montgomery home vs Balt
Paddack home vs Dodgers

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Is Riley having a breakout? His batting eye seems much improved. Reminds me of a 2nd year Kris Bryant in terms of strikeout improvement.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am thinking small sample also. His last 50 abs have been close to elite imo. At least the numbers.

Maybe it’s luck or that small sample as you said. It just matches the changes I real about in the off season about going the other way, using the whole field, adjusting his stance a bit….things I really know nothing about.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

He made approach adjustments in the offseason. He’s paying attention to his flaws and working to correct them. I believe in the upside moving forward

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

McNeil is so interesting. He was suppossed to be only an average steals guy. It seems he’s an above average homers guy with a high average.

I would love for him to be healthy an entire year and see what he really is. It seems he gets an injury here and there and underperforms for a few weeks, then gets on fire the rest of the season.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

Ikr. I mean, I thought Mets were gonna have JD Davis raking, a healthy Cespedes raking, Alonso raking, healthy McNeil as an OBP machine, Conforto raking, Dom Smith doing thangs…so much potential in that lineup.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Please pick 2 as my bench bats for the last few weeks: Pillar, Victor Reyes, Dalbec, Duvall, and Heyward. Their positions aren’t a factor for me. Thanks!

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
1 year ago

Matt Barnes still the closer? Drop him for Tony Watson in SF?

jimmy suitcase
jimmy suitcase
1 year ago

Howdy Grey – you dropping any of the below doods for Garrett Cooper and/or Brian Anderson?

Needing some help in RBIs, R, and AVG

Drop one of these? Jean Segura, JD Davis, Kyle Lewis or Brandon Lowe? Davis, Lewis and Lowe are cold AF over the past two+ weeks.

jimmy suitcase
jimmy suitcase
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know… JD Davis hitting 3rd and only driving in 13 runs on the year, 3 in the last month! So frustrating.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I genuinely thought he’d contend for MVP

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you trade Jose Ramirez ($53) for Jesse Winker ($28) and minor league prospect Drew Waters? I have Alec Bohm($5), Alex Bregman ($35)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

is it because of winker?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

here is his roster. who else should I ask for:

C Willson Contreras (CHC) $12.00
C/1B Christian Vazquez (BOS) $11.00
1B/OF Mark Canha (OAK) $6.00
1B/3B Yandy Diaz (TB) $6.00
1B/3B Maikel Franco (KC) $18.00
1B/3B Colin Moran (PIT) $6.00
1B Anthony Rizzo (CHC) $36.00
2B/SS/OF Garrett Hampson (COL) $6.00
2B/SS/OF Kike Hernandez (LAD) $6.00
2B/3B/SS Luis Urias (MIL) $6.00
3B Rafael Devers (BOS) $33.00
3B Kyle Seager (SEA) $7.00
3B/OF Yoshi Tsutsugo (CWS) $5.00
3B Justin Turner (LAD) $33.00
SS Nick Ahmed (ARI) $11.00
SS Elvis Andrus (TEX) $21.00
OF Franchy Cordero (KC) IL (+) $5.00
OF Adam Eaton (WAS) $17.00
OF Andrew McCutchen (PHI) $32.00
OF David Peralta (ARI) $20.00
OF Josh Reddick (HOU) $6.00
OF Raimel Tapia (COL) $6.00
OF Jesse Winker (CIN) $28.00
OF Mike Yastrzemski (SF) $20.00
SP/RP Tyler Alexander (DET) $5.00
SP/RP Tyler Clippard (MIN) $5.00
SP Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) $31.00
SP Kevin Gausman (SF) $6.00
SP Jon Gray (COL) $22.00
SP Andrew Heaney (LAA) $30.00
SP Kyle Hendricks (CHC) $29.00
SP Jakob Junis (KC) $9.00
SP Reynaldo Lopez (CWS) $8.00
SP Joe Musgrove (PIT) IL $11.00
SP Dillon Peters (LAA) $6.00
SP/RP Jose Quintana (CHC) $21.00
SP Antonio Senzatele (COL) $7.00
SP Jose Urena (MIA) IL $7.00
SP/RP Alex Wood (LAD) IL $18.00
SP Jordan Yamamoto (MIA) $6.00
SP Jose Alvarez (PHI) $34.00
RP Wade Davis (COL) IL $37.00
RP Chris Devenski (HOU) IL $6.00
RP Jairo Diaz (COL) $5.00
RP Sean Doolittle (WAS) $30.00
RP Kevin Ginkel (ARI) $10.00
RP Joe Kelly (LAD) IL $20.00
RP Hansel Robles (LAA) $47.00
RP Shun Yamaguchi (TOR) $8.00

Minor leaguers
C Korey Lee (HOU)
C Ryan Lidge (NYY)
1B/OF Tristan English (ARI)
1B Chris Gittens (NYY)
1B Joseph Naranjo (CLE)
2B Tyler Callihan (CIN)
2B/SS Glenallen Hill, Jr. (ARI)
2B Michael Massey (KC)
2B/SS Jamie Westbrook (ARI)
3B Seth Gray (MIN)
SS Keoni Cavaco (MIN)
SS Greg Jones (TB)
SS Spencer Steer (MIN)
OF Jordan Brewer (HOU)
OF Brenton Doyle (COL)
OF Cole Roederer (CHC)
OF Shane Sasaki (TB)
OF Nick Schnell (TB)
SP,RP/LHP Jake Agnos (NYY)
SP/RHP Franklyn Kilome (NYM)
SP,RP/RHP Toney Locey (STL)
SP,RP/RHP Gunner Mayer (PHI)
SP/RP/RHP Jon Olczak (MIL)
SP/LHP Jojo Romero (PHI)
SP/LHP Ethan Small (MIL)
SP,RP/RHP Levi Stoudt (SEA)
RP/LHP Erik Miller (PHI)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so pass then

Cyler
Cyler
1 year ago

What are your thoughts on this trade in a 10 team dynasty league. Ops and QS.

Yoan Moncada
Austin Meadows
Zac Gallen

For

Arenado
Ketel Marte
Walker Buhler
Drew Waters

nickyk13
nickyk13
1 year ago

Grey, keeper question.

12 team 5×5 OPS and QS league. Get to keep 4 players for 3 years no salary or draft picks associated with the keeper.

My pitching is strong I have Darvish, Bundy, Maeda, Paddack, Buehler, Luzardo.
My hitting is Harper, JD Martinez, Matt Champman, Matt Olson, T Anderson, Verdugo

Trading is tough at this point of the season so this is who I got. Leaning towards Darvish, Buehler, Harper and who’s the last guy.

Thanks

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  nickyk13
1 year ago

I’m leaning Maeda

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  nickyk13
1 year ago

But if you don’t want to keep three pitchers, that’s probably wise. I just think Maeda is the fourth best of that bunch.

Anderson is safest; Olson has the most upside if he can get even a decent batting average going.

mojoman
mojoman
1 year ago

seriously, this is new career high. very funny article, Grey
hahaha
ps. as another Ketel owner, I can feel your wrath hehe

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

How was Mitch Moreland unowned in an NL-only league? Are there only two teams?

david
david
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Probably because he was traded from the AL and it was the first time that he was available.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Doh!

CT Old School
CT Old School
1 year ago

My draft resulted in absolutely no roster flexibility, so I traded Freeman (I had Olsen, too) for Ketel Marte. To quote the twerpy maitre’d from Ferris Bueller, “I weep for the future.”

Matthew Bauer
Matthew Bauer
1 year ago

Streamonator just can’t quit Boyd either!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

10 team H2H redraft. 6×6. Runs, Hits, HR, SB, RBI, OBP for the hitting side.

I have 1 free roster spot as I need to DL Rowdy Tellez (amazing as I added him because I lost Teoscar)

Activate Justin Turner or Nick Senzel from the IL? I’m in a bye week so this is for next week

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

“Wakes up in alternate universe, discovers Braves are an offensive team”
dubya tee eff

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

True, but as a lifelong Braves fan, it’s a lot to wrap my head around. :)

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

In case you were curious. Streaming Tommy Milone yesterday vs Marlins, while you already had Lopez going, hoping to get a win out of one of them was the incorrect strategy

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Glad to help!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

dubya tee eff

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Okay, not an HTML expert. I guess using less than/greater than makes text invisible?

David D
David D
1 year ago

I forgot to activate Albies because I had Lopez going. But I have Cole and Voit and am in firdt place by ALOT. Would you drop Lopez to activate Albies or hold and wait to see if Pueblo can still pitching good next time? The other guy wants to trade but still thinking I’m in first?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  David D
1 year ago

Imposter!

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

happy thursday

who would you drop to get albies back in the lineup

W. Smith
C. Bellinger
J. Villar
O. Albies(I)
V. Guerrero
B. Miller(R)
T. Story
B. Harper
J. Soto
I. Happ
R. Laureano(R)
A. Riley(R)
M. Olson
L. Giolito
S. Gray
J. Lester
C. Paddack
T. McKenzie
D. Kremer(R)
M. Fried(I)
C. Burnes
K. Maeda
N. Anderson(R)

JKJ
JKJ

Brad “Was Never For Real” Miller

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks guys

Marv
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 3 moves/week

Currently in a first round bye, preparing for next weeks semi-finals. With K. Marte going down and no current news on Fletcher, I’m in need of a 2B. At the same time any other guys you would swap out from my team for wire guys ?

WIRE
HIT –A. Duvall, A. Dickerson, J. Upton, B. Miller (MI), W. Castro (MI), A. Gimenez (MI), J. Profar (MI), H. Alberto (MI), K. Wong (MI), B. Belt, A. McCutchen, M. Moreland, C. Hernandez, J. Berti (MI), DJ Stewart

PIT – Y. Kikuchi, M. Fiers, T. Anderson, B. Anderson, M. Minor, A. Mills, K. Gibson, T. Roark, K. Bubic

My team:
C – Y. Grandal
1B – A. Rizzo
2B – EMPTY
3B – E. Suarez
SS –T. Turner
CI –P. Goldschmidt
MI – I. Happ
LF – J.D. Martinez
CF – M. Conforto
RF – C. Yelich
Util – L. Voit
BN – Y. Gurriel
BN – R. Grichuk
IL – K. Marte
IL – D. Fletcher

SP – C. Bassit
SP – S. Gray
SP – A. Civale
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – A. Colome (RP)
P – B. Hand (RP)
P – C. Paddack
BN – D. Keuchel (DTD)
BN – W. Buehler (DTD)
BN – C. Burnes
BN – G. Marquez
BN – C. Martinez
Thanks bud
Marv

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

McNeil is doing a great Lucas Duda impression

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up. We’re coming into crunch time!

I only have 3 moves left.

1) Do I drop Villar or Lux for Andres Gimenez if I need some SAGNOF, or wait and see a few days?

2) Could also drop my bench bat Arozarena for a guy like Margot- or hold?

Thank you!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Drop Villar if you need SAGNOF? Seems counter-prodcutive.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Hold on all accounts I say

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Sonofabench, Ozzie Albies. Insult to injury.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Almost didn’t activate him bc I figured there’d be rust. Tossed him in anyway. Glad I did! Sorry you didn’t :(

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  JKJ
1 year ago

Well, I have him in NFBC which locked line-ups on Monday for M-TH, so that would’ve been risky I guess. But so was starting Chavis instead because my 2nd string 2B, D. Flecther was also on I.L. You know it’s a bad year when you’re going to 3rd or 4th string guys at multiple positions to field a starting line-up.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Like starting the year with an OF of:
Harper
Laureano
Dahl
Domingo
Kingery

And ending up with:
Harper
Winker
A-Dick
Mountcastle
Inciarte

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

That’s tough. Looked good going in didn’t it? Crazy year.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Looked like a Falcons/Dolphins boxscore in Atlanta.

galica
galica
1 year ago

Grey!!!!

Excellent report! Don’t burnout before the season ends!

a. True story on Luis Garcia. Went to lookup his baseball card on baseball cube. Finally found it after three (3) other Luis Garcia’s came up!!! Seriously though, the guy has never pitched above A+ (well he did pitch in MLB yesterday so I guess that phrase is incorrect.). Fastball, K/BB and no one will be able to get a good hit off of him. He has poise, don’t know how.

b. True story, had Duvall rostered and active in my lineup last night in one of my 2 RCLs!

c. MLB quote of the day for September 10, 2020

‘When you win you eat better, sleep better and your beer tastes better. And your wife looks like Gina Lollobrigida.’

John ‘Johnny’ Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich), aka ‘The Needle’ and ‘Mr Red Sox’. He was a good friend of fellow teammate Bobby Doerr from yesterday!

Tough to retire, he was the first player to score 6 runs in a 9-inning game.

His 162-game average.
704 PA, 605 AB, 111 R, 186 H, 29 2B, 6 3B, 2 HR, 52 RBI, 84 BB, 28 K, .307/.394/.386 slash line, 107 OPS+, 234 TB

His best year was his 1946 season, though 1942 was great and he spent 1943-1945 serving the military (WWII, etc.) so he could have 3 pretty good seasons.

1946
703 PA, 621 AB, 115 R, 208 H, 43 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 55 RBI, 72 BB, 22 K, .324/.393/.392 slash line, 126 OPS+, 265 TB

Cheers,
Ante

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  galica
1 year ago

Hey Ante! Another bit of trivia- the Right-field foul pole at Fenway is nicknamed “Pesky’s Pole”

Pretty light hitter. Wonder if he was a speed guy? Didn’t see you list his steals

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  pinkman
1 year ago

Although would be mighty dumb to steal when you’re hitting in front of Teddy Ballgame lol

galica
galica
Reply to  pinkman
1 year ago

Hey Pinkman!

Thanks a lot. Totes forgot about that in Fenway Park.

On steals didn’t include them ’cause his average was like 6 or 7 per year with 4 or 5 CS. As you say he was one of the table setters for Williams and it’d be dumb not to be on base ahead of him.

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!!

a. Thanks, as great as the quote is you are greater. Trust me.

b. Saw that SON increased Gray from $0.2 to $7.2 for his start tonight at the Cubs (Alzolay). Desperately need W, K.

League 1
20 W (tied for 5th)
269 K (9th with 236 2/3 IP)

League 2
24 W (3-way tie for 2nd)
364 K (tied for 5th with 316 1/3 IP)

I’m leaning yes. What do you say?

c. Could you mansplain the IP limit and what happens when a team goes over the limit? A team is over right now in one league (516 2/3) and in the other league a team is really close (487 2/3).

d. Discovered that our dog is not Bichon Frise but rather….Coton de Tulear!!! It explains a lot.

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!

Thanks for the advice.

How? Well for starters his former owner was not a rocket scientist (that’s putting it nicely). Second my wife saw a documentary by the American Kennel Club and then saw Simba and how they described him to a tee. So that’s that, he’s a Coton de Tulear.

Good luck tonight, hope your dream team scores 30 runs, 30 RBIs and 10 HR. Seriously you need to dream big on your team. One night I went to bed dreaming my team would get 2 W, 2S, 16 IP with 20K. The result? My team got 3 W, 2 S, 17 2/3 IP and 23 K! If you dream it, it could happen, if you don’t dream it will NEVER happen.

Cheers,
Ante