Maybe it was the food poisoning I had yesterday, but I had a dream Toomgis, the AM/PM mascot, and I were driving around talking about September baseball.  It feels like half the teams are either resting regulars for the playoffs, or the other teams that are out of it are resting regulars to give rookies a chance.  Those are the matchups you need to capitalize on with starting pitchers.  By the way, Toomgis is so obvious a creation of stoned creatives.  It’s a collection of stoner food and Toomgis stands for ‘Too Much Good Stuff.’  Um, okay, but there’s an I in there.  Stoner creative, “Eye-shmeye, we just need to move on before I eat our prototype.”  One more Toomgis point, how is this not Colorado’s national bird?  Any hoo!  So, with this matchups point hidden amongst my fracking in on Toomgis, we have Jharel Cotton capitalizing.   In his first major league start, 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Jharel Cotton makes me think of Faye Dunaway in a heavy Southern accent saying, “I shall avert my eyes.”  Cotton showed good control in the minors, and solid Ks, but in redraft leagues, you’re more worried about matchups this time of year.  For 2017, Cotton idolized Pedro Martinez and I can see why.  He’s five-eleven soaking wet (but I’m not sure people get taller when wet).  He also relies on the speed of the fastball and the break of the change.  A change that might carry him to glory, as soon as next year.  In keepers, I’d be very interested.  For this year, go with Toomgis’ advice on matchups.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting over-.300 in the last week.  Okay, I’m not one to talk, but the autoplay videos on ESPN’s player pages are so freakin’ annoying.  If you’re gonna do annoying ads, at least throw in a “Ten Times These Celebrities Almost Lost Their Bikinis” or something totally obnoxious like we have.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and his 5th homer in the last nine games.  Too bad no one’s mentioned to pick him up.  Except for me.  Repeatedly.  As in over and over again.  That’s the only thing repeatedly means.  Just hammering the same point home again.  That’s repeatedly again.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-1, as he returned quickly from his groin injury.  Not saying he returned that fast because I dressed a Cabbage Patch Doll in a Giancarlo jersey then hung a banana from its groin and used voodoo and hand friction to cure Giancarlo, but, yes, that is what I’m saying.  I attempted to pick up Giancarlo in all the leagues where he was dropped, but, honestly, I don’t expect much more from him this year than, say, Grichuk.

Andrew Cashner – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.77.  His gross beard makes him look a bit like someone who wasn’t socialized properly and his ERA splits also make him appear to be nothing but a homeschooler.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he returned from the injured but not DL’d list.  OZUNA happy to contribute.  OZUNA have to refuse Loria’s offer to contribute to Giancarlo’s salary.

Matt Duffy – Will undergo season-ending surgery on his Achilles injury.  If you really needed him for your fantasy teams, this would be a geek tragedy.

Chris Tillman – Remains on track to return Sunday vs. the Rays.  That’s a tasty matchup, but I don’t trust Tillman, have a serious activersion and wouldn’t mess with him.

Dylan Bundy – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.82.  Next year, do you put him in the class of pitchers that will take the next step?  Need to see more?  Can’t trust him?  Yes, it will be hard to peg Bundy.

Michael Bourn – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer on the O’s and 4th homer on the year.  Hitting .333 on the O’s and might be a light schmotato, until Bourn regains his identity of crizzap.

Nick Franklin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I streamed him on Monday for a batty call, but I missed this game.  Check out my ‘tude!  That’s ineptitude.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting near .350 in the last week.  My schmotato has a first half of his last name, it’s K-I-E-R.  My schmotato has a 2nd half of his last name, it’s M-A-I-E-R.

Mikie Mahtook – 3-for-4, 3 runs and he was just recalled on Monday– Sorry, I Mahtook you for someone who cared.

Drew Smyly – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.05.  I was thinking that there was more qualified starters with a 5.00+ ERA this year than any other year (8).  Turns out I wasn’t close to correct.  In 1998, there was 17, and four pitchers who had a 6+ ERA.  (This year there’s one:  Shields.)  Because I was in one of those moods, there’s only 43 seasons of a 6.00+ ERA since 1921.  20 of those seasons have come since 1998.

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Quintana is so committed to being a 3.30 ERA pitcher, he’s been less than stellar for two starts in a row.  Stream-o-Nator likes him to correct his shizz his next time out.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Everyone who held him this year won’t go near him next year.  Everyone that dropped him or traded him away to see him get hot recently won’t draft him, and everyone that traded for him won’t touch him either.  So, Upton will go undrafted in all leagues next year.

Carlos Correa – Out for a few days with a sprained shoulder.  Yikes, that came out of nowhere, right?  Could this be why he’s looked less than amazing in his sophomore year?  Not to answer but to scratch one’s head.

Dallas Keuchel – No tear found in his shoulder.  I remembered in the preseason how his agent refused to discuss a long-term contract coming off the Cy Young year, so, out of curiosity, I went to look at the agent’s page again, and it seems like Keuchel hasn’t changed agents.  I guess the bed has already been made.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He hit 7 HRs and .263 in April and people were like, “Grey you’re handsome AF, and this year Rasmus is breaking out!  I’m dropping Dozier for him.”  Those people are now playing fantasy football.

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer, getting a low and away slider and yakking it to left.  For those that found us by Googling for the slider restaurant in Afghanistan, The Yak King, sorry, you need to use the internet cafe for a little more time.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .253.  ‘Member when Napoli was just a punchline about how his mom’s jugs can’t be contained by a shirt?  Now that Napoli’s hitting he can afford to get his mom a slightly bigger shirt.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th steal.  Too early to say for sure, but I get a feeling that Lindor’s going to be priced too high for my taste.  I always discount average, and other ‘perts give it equal attention if not more.  Lindor’s got nice power and speed, but hitting .320 clouds peoples’ perceptions.

Aledmys Diaz – Moved his rehab assignment to Double-A.  Is it me or does Aledmys look like a bad milk carton sketch drawing?  “A little longer on the eyebrows.  Oh God, my baby!”

Mike Leake – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.61, as he returned from the DL.  Looks like shingles didn’t shore up the Leake.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3 and his 4th steal.  Okay, okay, I loved the power, but now you’re stealing bases too?  I’m putting a handkerchief to my forehead and about to faint.  Someone big and strong catch me.

Jung Ho Kang – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and two homers the day before.  If he was dropped when he caught charges, I could see going back to him.  Just keep your hands above the belt!

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  If the Stream-o-nator didn’t love his next start, I’d say that he’s likely wearing down and might be time to move on, but I’d hold for one more.

Joe Ross – Set for a simulated game.  JB will be hitting during the simulated game, and it will take place on his Wii.

Stephen Strasburg – Activated from the DL to leave again in the third inning wincing in pain.  Think you’re wincing now, Strasburg, wait until you see the bill from Dr. James Andrews.  “How many tendons did you charge me for?!”  Strasburg is likely droppable; my guess is even in keepers, but I’d wait for the MRI results.  The most probable MRI results will say, “You again?”

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many days, but the first home run to leave the park.  Tuesday’s homer was an inside-the-park homer due to a route Trea took not using Waze.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.55.  Only real blemish was a Starlin Castro (1-for-4) home run, but that’s like saying Steve Buscemi’s only real blemish is his weaselly face.  I mean, that’s kinda everything.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 29th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4 and his 14th and 15th homers.  Not bad.  Dot dot dot.  And he’s hitting .299.  Yeah, that’s pretty effin’ wonderful.  Dot dot dot.  HE HAS 52 STEALS!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  Sorry for the caps, my keys got sticky.  No comment on why they’re sticky.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, after hitting two homers on Tuesday.  Open your phone.  Turn on the camera.  Turn the lens so it’s facing you.  Record video.  Now ask yourself why you haven’t picked up Kendrys.  Okay, now you can play that video this offseason when you’re wondering why you lost your league.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Duffy and I have had some glorious times this year, but I was thisclose to dropping him if he would’ve gave up one more run.  You’re on notice, Duff Man.  Oh yeah!

Trevor Plouffe – Sounds out for the year with a strained oblique and intercostal.  Nice dedication to get to the offseason, but just one of those strains would’ve sufficed.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 4th home run since his recall a week ago.  Now that’s how a top prospect acts.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Exhibit A on why it doesn’t matter how terrible a hitter looks coming into Coors, they can still hit in Coors.  Exhibit B will be no matter how well they hit in Coors, it won’t solve their problems when they leave Coors tomorrow.

Gorkys Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Because I’m a child of the 80s, I watched Gorkys home run through a hole in the locker room wall.

David Dahl – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .323.  Also, in this game, Tom Murphy (2-for-4) hit his 2nd homer.  Coors, Coors, Coors, Coors.  Yes, yes, yes.  Uh, yes.  But these guys can hit outside of Coors too.  Homerundiddlyumptious!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and his 37th homer.  “Looks like clear skies to land.”  “Um, Captain, Arenado’s coming up to bat.”  “Another Torenado?!”

Yoan Moncada – Sat out yesterday after K’ing seven straight times.  I refuse to believe any future superstar coming from Cuba could be a bust.  No way!  At least that’s what Hector Olivera, Puig, and Alex Guerrero tell me. (And, yes, I almost included Jose Abreu.)

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games he’s played.  Mean’s while, Yoan was telling tales to his teammates about all of the 1950s automobiles of his youth in the 2000s.

David Price – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  This game was vs. the Padres, and, honestly, I haven’t a clue how he gave up even that many runs.  No clue.  And I watched the highlights!

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homers.  That batty call would’ve been sweet, especially if you would’ve grabbed him while saying, “Lind-a-want stats!”  Then smacked your own butt.

Seth Smith – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 13th homer.  Threeth are wild for the Lisper’s Nightmare!  And spittle.

Gavin CecchiniMets called up their former first round pick.  It’s unclear how much he’ll play, but my guess is not too much since the Mets are still in the mix and that mix being a Molotov cocktail of arm injuries and playoff chances.  Unless Cecchini makes someone an offer they can’t throw in the garbage in Britain.  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for refuse.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (6) and legs (8), hitting .287.  This was his 2nd slam and legs in as many games.  He’s now third place for slam and legs on the Mets (according to the 2nd best Gary in New York; Gary Cohen.)  Can you guess the top two slam and legs guys for the Mets?  It’s easy.  I’ll give you a hint, one did a lot of coke in a Howard Johnson on Rt. 22, another is Howard Johnson.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA 2.48.  He had given up seven baserunners through three innings and let’s just say it’s lucky the Reds were thinking about their offseason plans rather than playing baseball.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .225.  Second homer of the series and 5th homer in his last eight games.  Not sure if he’s owned in your league, but he should be.  The schmotato is alive.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  He deserved better, as mentioned in my Secret ‘Gaarden blurb.  The Reds ran themselves out of multiple innings and played about 20% on defense.

Jose Peraza – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .347.  I can’t remember where I’ve heard this guy’s name before.  It might be from my countless mentions.  But they’re countless, because you can’t count them.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  We should start a Go Fund Me to get Ray’s ERA and WHIP to resemble his glorious Ks.

Brock Stewart – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 6.55.  Stream-o-Nator wanted me to stream him so bad yesterday, and I almost did but I got Swanson.  I mean, chicken.  Sorry, my head was in another blurb.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I can’t believe I’ve become a Puig defender, but it’s slightly criminal that he keeps getting benched vs. righties.  You know, slightly criminal like Puig’s driving.

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Letsgo
Letsgo
5 years ago

What’s your thought on dropping zack grienke? His next start is in San fran Sunday and I play in a weekly roto head to headeague where We try to max out 10 starts / week but I just had a pitcher lay an egg last night..

I need to try and max out my starts (10 per week). Would you:

A) keep grienke and start him in San fran
Or
B) drop him and grab a good matchup play Friday or Saturday and then drop that guy and grab another good matchup play on Saturday or Sunday, etc.
Ratios are what you expect in a normal roto league just on a much smaller sample size (weekly)

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team h2h obp

Getting my butt kicked 9-1 in the first week of the playoffs, need help any way possible. Only 5 moves left to make this season, don’t mind blowing them all just to win this week. Already planning on picking up 3-4 streamers over the next three days.

1) Here is my offense and the match ups for the next three days

C Sanchez (Snell, Archer, Andriese)
1B Rizzo (@Musgrove, @McHugh, @Fiers)
2B Odor (@Skaggs, @Wright, @Weaver)
3B Sano (Salazar, Clevenger, Kluber)
SS Lindor (@Duffey, @Santiago, @Berrios)
OF Betts (@Estrada, @Happ, @Sanchez)
OF JD Martinez (Guasman, Jimenez, Tillman)
OF Pollock (Bumgarner, Cueto, Moore)
UTL Myers (Chatwood, Gray, Bettis)

Would you pick up any of these hitters (dropping Taillon) to supplement the above hitters? Looks like Sano might have a rough 3 day match up, Myers has been cold and Pollock might get rested.

Buxton (Salazar, Clevenger, Kluber)
Morales (@Rodon, @Shields, @Sale)
Kang (Adelman, Stephenson, Finnegan)
Kiermeier (@Pineda, @Tanaka, @Cessa)
Grichuk (Nelson, Anderson, Davies)
Bregman (Lester, Lackey, Arrieta)
J Turner (@Fernandez, @Koehler, @Urinas)
J Reyes (@Teheran, @Gant, @Perez)
Cron (Darvish, Hamels, Lewis)
Gomez (@Skaggs, @Wright, @Weaver)

2) Steamer for tomorrow? Any good?

Gsellman @ ATL (Teheran)
Perdomo COL (Chatwood)
Snell @ NYY (Pineda)

Or just hold and stream multiple pitchers this weekend?

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

H2H points league. Pick two.

Lugo @ Atl. (Gant) – SON (-3.1)
Fiers vs. ChC (Arrieta) – SON (-0.6)
Colby Lewis @ LAA (Weaver) – SON (-1.9)
Buchholz @ Tor ( Sanchez)

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hola Grey,

12-team QS league. Got to activate Kershaw. Who’s the SP drop?

Stroman, Lugo, Cotton, R.Hill?

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

Gyorko,Belt and Moncada ROS? Which ONE to drop ? It is keeper league so,if close,do you hang onto Moncada?

nick the dick
nick the dick
5 years ago

You watch Atlanta last night?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: dude. I used to play clips when fuck that’s delicious was a Web show. It was better then IMO

Beasts Blasts
Beasts Blasts
5 years ago

Looking to add one of these 3 for final push. Puig. Santana. Osuna. In need of HR RBI and AVG. I realize Puig is a bit of a gamble getting enough at bats but if Reddick doesn’t pick it up he may bat against righties. Not sure which direction Osuna will go back from DL. Santana gives me everything but average on a solid offense team. Help please whom do I choose and why. Thank you!

Beasts Blasts
Beasts Blasts
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: dang waited to long. Or someone else saw my post. He’s gone. 2nd choose?

johnny be good
johnny be good
5 years ago

Grey,
12-team H2H cat Keeper (keep 12) with limited moves (I’ve used 20 of 30), CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS
I’ve got 2 moves to make this week (each week can do max 3 moves), you see any upgrades on the wire Grey ? anyone worth swapping out ? Who would you say is currently my low guy (to stream pitching with next week).
Waiver
HIT – K. Morales (waivers Sep 11), J. H. Kang, K. Davis, L. Cain, L. Forsythe, C. Granderson, J.T.Realmuto, , Schimpf, Panik, J.Reyes, J.Gyorko, Cron
SP- J. Sheilds, S. Lugo, T. Anderson, C. Buchholz, C. Tillman, F. Liriano, D. Phelps (DL), M. Fiers

C-Gattis
1B- Goldy
2B-Dozier
3B-Torenado
SS-Villar
CI-K.Seager
MI-Bregman
LF-Braun
CF-McCutch
RF-Trumbo
Util-J. Upton
BN – Blackmon
BN-HanRam
SP-Arrieta
SP-Sale
SP-MadBum
RP-Britton
RP-Diaz
P-Hwan Oh
P-Salazar
BN-Carrasco
BN-Roark
BN-Tanaka
BN-Guerra

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Is there a way to view historical comments on this site? I remember back in April that I remarked that Carlos Santana can break 30 HRs when they started dabbling with him in the leadoff spot and was pretty much dismissed as a random comment… well he hit 30 today! Self congratulations are the best!!!!

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
5 years ago

OBP league, in the middle of a 2-week matchup, need to maximize AB and can afford to add some bats. Initial drops would be Moncada, Fowler and Tomas, with maybe one or two more depending on how the next few days go.

1. Which OF to add out of Granderson, Ozuna and Puig?
2. What are my next 2 adds, any position, out of the above OF and J. Reyes (SS/3B), Asdrubal (SS), Morales (DH) and Flores (1B/2B/3B/SS)?

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Hello Grey,

I need all the help I can get to make the playoffs.
Currently my UTL is CJ Cron, which has been getting the job done.

But, since I need help across the board, which is the better player for this weekend:

Categories: avg, obp, runs, rbi, hr, sb, tb,

Cron (TEX vs Angels) – vs Darvish, Hamels, and Lewis
Gurriel (CHC vs HOU) – vs Lester, Lackey, and Arrieta
Jose Reyes (Mets vs Braves ) – vs Teheran, Gant, and Perez

Thanks for the help!
Chris

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

‘Meet the Mets’ new guy = Tim Tebow!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What, the Mets need a good backup, ahhhm, hmmm, Ammmmm, oh never mind. What a waste of a milb roster spot..

Slimbo
Slimbo
5 years ago

thoughts on dropping bundy in a 10 team dyno? keep everyone with no cost

could grab belt, ozuna, jose pereza

thanks!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

How about that Tom Murphy guy……he’s pretty good….maybe someone to hold as a catcher these last few weeks….hmmmmmm

BTW what on earth is Toomgis? Beyond that what’s an AM/PM?

Between Toomgis and my 60 year old boss going to Burning Man with his wife I feel like everyone around me is on micro-dots.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, but there’s like 4-5 catchers that aren’t a daily drain on your lineup, and streaming those suckers will kill your avg. and obp. I’m telling you Murphy might have a best case scenario setup for the next month.

So it’s a convenience store in the southwest/west coast? I think those ads on MLB.TV are geo-targeted, cause I get Verizon commercials non-stop.

I kept thinking of the Mad men episode where Roger Sterling drops acid and divorces Jane. Like does my boss take acid?

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Dynasty team – Keeping ALL players
only 2 moves left allowed !
would you add:

Catcher: Tom Murphy over Contreras ROS / 2017?

SP: Cotton over any SP (see under) or Ottavino – imploding ERA and 2 saves last month!
RP: Shae Simmons over Boone Logan? for holds now and maybe next year ATLANTA’s closer

my team is:
C Contreras
1B Abreu / 2B Rendon / 3B Villar / SS Lindor
OF JDMartinez -KDavis – Trumbo – Enciarte
Util/Bench Hernan Perez (SB!) – Justin Turner- Swanson

SP Cueto – GioG – Tanaka
RP Maurer Ottavino Logan (ooch) (+Capps on DL)
P DeLeon – Reyes- Lugo -Finnegan – DeSclafani

Nick

The Hack
The Hack
5 years ago

Haven’t watched last night’s MC yet but I’m kinda over it. So pissed Terry got knocked out in what was the worse thought out challenge ever. Let’s see here. No one who got fresh salmon was in the bottom. Fuck outta here with dat. The final group is mostly meh. I think they want southern girl to win and she probably will. David is such a douche. Hate that guy. And what’s with the judge wearing scarves. I can’t take any man wearing a silk scarf seriously…seriously bro? Seriously!!!

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I saw the preview of David this week. Is it better than Nathan fainting? Speaking of Nathan im disappointed he didn’t come out of the closet on the show. I hope they never do the can salmon fresh salmon challenge again. Not fair. Did you notice moss healthy cooking usury a cast iron all the time. Cast iron usually means so so for healthy cooking

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: sorry driving in traffic. Miss healthy using a cast iron

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

Hey Grey great call on Cashner yesterday! I’m up by like 30 now actually in this 2 week playoff matchup so I just want to double check with you on some upcoming start options…

1) Right now I’m planning the starts marked with asterisks but I’ve found some new options so just curious if you think there’s some better options available now that I should go with?

2) Any starts I shouldn’t be using anymore?

9/9
Pineda vs. TB (22.8)
Skaggs vs. TEX (13.6)
Salazar @MIN (8.0)*
Musgrove vs. CHN (6.5)
Ventura @CHA (-3.8)
Gsellman @ATL (-10.7)

9/10
McHugh vs. CHN (4.7)
Bettis @SD (4.3)
Lugo @ATL (-3.1)
Bradley vs. SF (-9.8)
Eickhoff @WAS (-13.8)

9/11
L. Weaver vs. MIL (17.8)
T. Anderson @SD (14.1)*
Paxton @OAK (1.4)
Colon @ATL (1.1)

9/12
Carrasco @CHA (17.1)*
Foltynewicz vs. MIA (7.7)

9/13
Taillon @PHI (21.8)*
Ray vs. COL (18.9)*
Price vs. BAL (14.8)*
Cotton @KC (5.7)
Duffy vs. OAK (3.1)
Cashner @ATL (-3.6)
Bauer @CHA (-4.8)

9/14
Skaggs vs. SEA (17.6)*
McHugh vs. TEX (11.5)*
Nova @PHI (10.1)*
Salazar @CHA (10.0)
Musgrove vs. TEX (6.2)
Pineda vs. LAN (5.4)
Ventura vs. OAK (2.7)*
Gsellman @WAS (-20.8)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, I’ll definitely start Salazar now as well as Weaver. And I’ll forget Skaggs then …

1) However I was already planning on starting McHugh and Nova on 9/14 so you’re just reaffirming those starts?

2) So stick with the all the other asterisk marked starts right?

3) Also assuming De Leon actually starts @NYY then is he a must start?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word YOU DA MAN!

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Weekend Streamers , you like ?
Y.Ventura @ CWS
R.Stephenson home vs Pit
M.Moore @ DBacks
6×6 roto

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Hey Grey, Who you rather have as a keeper for next year? Polanco, Marte or Odor?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Odor is da dank!

Dirty d
Dirty d
5 years ago

Costanza or Ramos rest of season? Its a keeper league but I’m in contention for championship now, which is probably more important. Same league Buxton or Moncada?

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

Grey,

I’ve got both Gary Sanchez and Sal Perez. Would you be comfortable dropping Sal for Kendrys? I figure Kendrys would be better for UTL than one of the catchers. Here’s the roster:

C- Perez
1b – Edwin
2b – Schoop
SS – Villar
3rd – Longo
CI – Rizzo
MI – Trea
OF – Betts, Springer, Pollock, Hernan, Khris
Bench – Cain, Ozuna

Thanks, Homie

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: I still have Urias on my team. Should I drop him for Alex Cobb or Sergio Romo?

My pitching staff is currently –
Colome, Diaz, Thornburg, Watson, Kintzler, Maurer, Bailey, Duffy, Hendricks, Roark, Urias and Cole (DL)

Pitchers get the standard 5 cats plus K/9 and losses which is why I went RP heavy to wrap up the year. Strategy has paid off more than it has cost me.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Stroman is also available – is that someone i should look to as a potential stretch run SP or pass?

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Grey,

Other than OBP, Zobrist has been dreadful the last few weeks. Would you drop him for Cron, Asdrubal, Puig or Peraza?

(12-team H2H with OBP; Zobrist will not be one of my keepers)

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

In desperate need of Ks and QS in this first week of the playoffs. Who’d you start out of these streaming options for tomorrow:

Shipley at home vs. SF
Jimmy Nelson @ STL
Tyler Chatwood @ SD

Thanks!

SF
SF
5 years ago

Would you rather have Pax, Gausman, or Musgrove for the ROS?

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I know! That’s how i felt even typing the question. Scraping the bottom of the barrel here.

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

For my Util. spot which ONE you takin’ out of this bunch:

Kiermaier, Ho Kang, Puig, Chris Carter, Adonis, or Yoan Moncada?

thanks G!

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: might consider Chris Carter, if you can add him just for today’s game against Jaime Garcia. He’s been on fire (1.373 OPS over the last 7 days), and he kills LHPs — .958 OPS against LHPs this season.

He’s on the road, which isn’t ideal. Though (reversal!) n a relatively small sample (65 PAs), Carter has a .925 OPS (including 5 HRs) against LHPs on the road this season, so it might not really matter.

Aaron
Aaron
5 years ago

Who do you like better in a QS and W league ROS, Zimmermann or Jon Gray? Also, think Dee will get hot again, or is he pretty droppable in an OPS at this point? Could use steals, but have J-Ram and Pedroia. Thanks!

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

I hear Moncada’s having trouble hitting breaking balls. Hmmmm.

Jogon
Jogon
5 years ago

Keep 7 on offense : W.Ramos, C.Davis, R.Cano, M.Machado, M.Sano, T.Frazier, S.Piscotty, A.Bregman, A.Mccutchen, G.Polanco, W.Myers

Keep 5 pitchers : Kershaw, Taillon, F.Hernandez, Keuchel, Stroman, Ray, C.Allen, R.Osuna.

Thanks

Spyre
Spyre
5 years ago

I wouldnt read too much into this start. Cotton was pitching against an Angels lineup with no Trout and no Pujols

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
5 years ago

Grey!!!!!

So glad to see you, man! Fantastic write-up, words cannot describe it!

a. In a 12-team ESPN 5×5 roto league,

Start Nova tonight at home versus Cincinnati (versus Straily)?

b. This is a special quote. Have been saving it just for today.

Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 8)

Woman: (woman sobs) (booming footsteps) (door crashes shut) How long do you think until he comes back?
Man: I don’t know. Not long.
Woman: (sobbing continues) I think I almost Oh, God!
Man: Come on. You can do this. You can do this.
Woman: Almost got my hands.
Man: Good. Good.
Woman: I’ve almost got it.
Man: Good.
Woman: Oh! Do you think he heard us?
Man: I don’t (whispering). I think we’re okay.
Woman: (sobbing) I think we’re okay. I just want to see my husband. Ooh. I got it. I got it.
Man: Oh, God.
Woman: I got it.
Man: Oh (murmuring) (excited murmurs) Oh, my God. Please. Please.
Woman: How do we get out of here? (sobbing)
Man: Wait, wait, wait! Grab that crate and pull it over here.
Woman: Okay. Okay. Let’s Okay. Okay. Go, go, go, go.
Man: (crate crashes) (footstep booms) Quiet! Shh! Don’t make any noise.
Woman: Oh, my God.
Man: (murmuring) (murmuring) I got it. (gasping) Come on. Oh, my Come on.
Woman: Hurry. No. (Shrieks) No! (shrieks): No! Oh, G! (sobs) (screams) Oh! No! (muffled grunting) Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! (screams)
Bad Guy: What’s going on? Huh? (stifled screams) You running from something? Yeah.
Man: There’s a man. A man took us.
(cell phone rings) DISPATCHER: 911.
(stifled moans) Man: Yeah, some lady’s being held hostage by my house! (stifled moan) (crash) (breathing heavily) (door crashes)
SWAT Officer: Lieutenant, right this way.
Horatio: I thought this was a rescue operation.
SWAT Officer: Yeah, so did we. That was the initial call from dispatch. We must have missed him by a few minutes.
Horatio: And that was all (cue the queue of sunglasses) that was needed.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

I know, man. It’s ironic in a very Wood Allen way. I was unable to post, unable to access the Internet. A few facts follow.

a. I travelled on that fateful Monday from Farchana to Abeche. Our convoy left at 06h30 UTH, meaning I didn’t get a chance to read or send a comment for Monday’s content before the convoy departed and before I left really good quality Internet.

b. Our trip of 80 miles took us ONLY 4 hours and the road and ride was a very bumpy one.

c. Upon arrival in Abeche (which was around 10h30 *(UTH) with stops, to wit our ‘military’ escort (I say ‘military’ ’cause it’s the Chadian army and their gold standard is worth a wet box of Kleenex facial wipes) had a flat tire that needed changing and another stop for their elements to take a pee break. Funny segue, in the car I’m travelling in there are 5 passengers – three in the back and three in the front. I was in the front sharing the passenger seat with a colleague who had a big butt. The big butt part was a problem because I was one part sitting on the stick shift and one part on the box in between the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat. Another funny segue, our colleague Trinite says ‘Ils sont arretes pour faire la pause P’, the translation for which does not do it justice – they stopped for a pee break, but the P in the French phrase is double entendre. ), we dropped off stuff that we brought up for our workshop in the office. Then we went to the WFP guest house. Finally, upon arriving at the guest house, at 12h30 (UTH)…

c. I discover that the generator has been shut down and will be shut down from 12h30 UTH until 15h00 UTH. The town of Abeche was built on heat, hot sand and hot rocks. The place is always hot, in fact statistically it is the hottest city in eastern Chad. So, naturally I sweated like a pig on a spit for the 2.5 hours, waiting for the generator to be switched on. Our driver in his wisdom went away with another colleague in his wisdom into town before I knew about the generator. The generator is switched off from 12h30 UTH until 15h00 UTH at the guest house from Monday to Friday but operates 24 hours per day on Saturday and Sunday, in case you wanted to stop by and want to plan when to come to stay in the WFP Guest house in Abeche. So, after the generator was switched on…..

d. I discover that internet access has been denied and that my username and password do not work.

e. So, compadre, this was the real reason why I could not post on Monday. Am truly sorry for my absence.

f. Sorry to hear you were sick. Are you okay, now? Hope it was just something temporary.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

a. Very happy to hear it was a 24 hour bug. So, a September bug as opposed to a June bug.

b. I know, every time I go there there (stutterer!) is SNAFU galore. I try my best to resist going there. Most mercenary types – and there are plenty in the UN system – will travel anywhere so that they can earn the per diem (daily subsistence allowance). I would gladly give up the per diem just so I don’t have to travel on that bumpy road.

c. Thanks as always for the advice. Will come back tomorrow for Friday’s games to get your feedback as always ’cause it’s finger-licking good.

d. Btw, going home tonight. I travel with Air France from NDJ to CDG tonight departing N’Djamena at 21h20 UTH arriving Paris tomorrow morning at 04h00 UTH. Have a six-hour layover in Paris so will eagerly await your report which usually arrives 07h00 UTH or after the 18-INN Padre game is over.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

Thanks, man.

a. Btw, MVP Murphy with RBI 100 last night. Chants of MVP, MVP resonating! Most often the MVP winner is the player with the most RBIs. It’s stupid because the year Dawson won it the Cubs were’t even close.

b. I meant to write Woody, thanks for not commenting.

c. Also meant to write at least one hour after the 18-INN Padre game which ended 1-0.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Ante GALIC
5 years ago

@Ante GALIC: Grey!

Btw, Wood Allen is Woody’s late great brother who had a massive penis – hence the name.

Cheers,
Ante

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
5 years ago

Yo, BB!
Gettin down to it, bud. Pitching in shambles, looking around towards next week. Thinking about A.J. Cole home against the Mets. Also thinking about Cotton @KC.

You rolling with either of those? I’m down to bone-on-bone over here..

Don’t even ask me who else I’m considering….

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah. Wish the Cotton start was at home.

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

Need some help with my bats:

Grandal or Gattis at C
Justin Turner, Jose Reyes or Adonis at 3B

Pick 4 for OF out of:
Morales
Gattis (if not at C)
Justin Upton
Alex Gordon
Werth
Khris Davis
Polanco
Grichuk

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
5 years ago

@ashtray: Dahl too

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Cut one to open up a roster spot (Stream / Batty Call )
K.Herrra or A.Miller ?
6×6 mixed roto

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
5 years ago

@JoeG414:
Non Holds League

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Tebow = Keeper for 2018 ?

John
John
5 years ago

AJ Cole v Phillies or Bauer v Astros?
Need win and ERA, Whip help. Quality start not a factor. Gracias!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Hey Grey – for H2H semifinals next week (redraft, OBP OPS league), a couple questions for ya!

1. Grab Jose De Leon for his NYY start or Cotton @ KC, dropping now-RP Alex Reyes?

2. Drop Moncada or Stanton (my 2 bench bats) for a streamer slot or one of Peraza (2b/ss/of), Puig (7 games @NYY; @ARZ) or Kang (7 games @PHI; @CIN)?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Interesting idea, I like it!

Mik
Mik
5 years ago

Just effing awesome …

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He hit 7 HRs and .263 in April and people were like, “Grey you’re handsome AF, and this year Rasmus is breaking out! I’m dropping Dozier for him.” Those people are now playing fantasy football.

I am in one league where a guy traded Kris Bryant for him – and he took offense at me telling him he was fleeced. Needless to say – that guy is in last place.

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

Would you roll with any of these upcoming starts:

Roark v PHI
Ventura @ CWS
Gausman @ DET
Lugo @ ATL
Kuhl v CIN
Graveman v SEA

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Gausman over the last month: 1.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 10.92 K/9. Grey, why don’t you like sexy?

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

A Porky’s reference–this is why men of a certain age, such as myself, can’t get enough Grey! Glad you’re feeling better.

I’m almost relieved that Correa has a shoulder problem. It explains his entire season from week two on. I was so thrilled I was able to draft Correa with my 1st pick of the 2nd round. As the season wore on, meh.

Between Dahl, Buxton and Ozuna, who do you like as the better pickup? Dahl cause Coors?

Thanks!

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

@Grassy Knoll Redding: dahl is about to start a road trip

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
Reply to  The Hack
5 years ago

@The Hack: Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking for ROS, because it’s a bench bat. Didn’t wanna miss out on Dahl again. But you guys are probably right. I’ll go Buxton until Dahl gets home. Guess the road trip is why his previous owner dropped him. Thanks again!

Whatever
Whatever
5 years ago

In my keeper league, I acquired Xander Bogaerts in his last year of his current contract. I can give a new contract this offseason for multiple years. How many years contract would you suggest based on cost? (extra 5 bucks per year on the price)

1 year at 11
2 years at 16
3 years at 21
etc…..

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey

Wilson.
Wilson.
5 years ago

I need to keep lower down WHIP.

Is it safe to start them tomorrow?
Salazar @ MIN $8
Teheran vs NYM $8.1
Jon Gray @SD $14.9

papasmurf
papasmurf
5 years ago

Goddam it, Giancarlo being activated prevented me from picking up Tom Murphy to stream at catcher. (Yahoo blocks you from making any roster moves until you move an active player off the DL) That means I had to drop two guys to pick up a streamer and I didn’t do it…

The world of Smurf oh woe is me. LOL.

Hope you feelin’ better Greyster.

JWray
JWray
5 years ago

Is Fulmer and or Snell worth a spot start tomorrow? I have some innings to use up and if I can get some cheap wins I’d be pretty happy!!!

JWray
JWray
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: My mistake, I was in a hurry. Fulmer at home vs. BAL and Snell @ NYY.

Matt
Matt
5 years ago

Streaming Jaime vs MIL and/or CC vs TB today? Looking for wins and QS.

Thanks

Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt
5 years ago

Any thoughts on Phelps? Have him stashed on DL for h2h playoffs. Looked like he was going to come back quickly but haven’t read anything lately.

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Drop Fowler or Melvin Upton to activate Stanton?

theone189
theone189
5 years ago

” I’m putting a handkerchief to my forehead and about to faint.  Someone big and strong catch me.”

Lmao rofl hahahsg thanks for making my morning

Rabbit
Rabbit
5 years ago

Grey, your Lindor blurb had me thinking: do you discount OBP like you discount average? I would think you probably do not discount it as much, but do you discount it at all compared to power and speed? My league is moving to OBP next year, and I’m starting to think about how it would affect my strategy. Thanks. Oh, and your ‘stash is outstanding, as usual.

L'Carpetron Dookmarriott
L'Carpetron Dookmarriott
5 years ago

Guerra (-1.3) today against the Cards or is it still too soon post-injury?

Relsh
Relsh
5 years ago

Don’t know if it’s been mentioned who is responsible for that ‘Homeschooler’ term, but..brilliant.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
5 years ago

Many thanks to the Fantasy Master Lothario (and Sky!) for the epic sage advise this week (straight Cashner, homie); I’ve clawed my way back into my 1st round H2H playoff matchup and have the chance to take the lead on the short day since my opponent is too scurred to drop players but I’m not (there is no next week if you lose, it’s the playoffs!).

My pitching sucks, and half my bats are probably at risk for being rested due to huge leads in real life playoff standings (Nats, Cubs, Rangers).

SON likes both Taijaun Walker (vs Tex) and Clayton Richard (vs COL). I’ve only got 5 starts left this week (Darvish and Skaggs both play each other tomorrow, and Paxton + his fake fingernail on Sun vs. OAK are all I have left on my current roster).

1. Add/Start Walker and/or Richard…or nah?
2. Any Batty Calls on the day? I’m looking at Chisenhall, Ceasar Hernandez, and Tommy Joseph (as in already added them).
3. Belt or Tommy Joseph ROS (Seriously tho, I’ve got Pujols and Freeman as my other 1Bs. I’m not sure Pujols is going to make it to the end).
4. Just lose Wilson Contreras ROS and stream any starting C?

Thanks again man!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: He listed match-ups for Walker and Richards..

SON likes both Taijaun Walker (vs Tex) and Clayton Richard (vs COL).

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks MP and Grey. I’ll avoid Walker/Richard today in hopes of a better tomorrow.

Ive got Gausman vs Det/Fulmer tomorrow. SON is ‘meh’ on him. Would you roll the dice given his recent semi-success?

Darvish vs. Skaggs tomorrow. Both are on my team. Obviously Yu is the favorite, but SON likes Skaggs too. Do I start both and hope for a high Ks/low score day…or just roll Darvish?

Without a doubt, if I pull off the 3 peat it will be because I obsessively follow Razzball. Thanks for the continued excellence.

740
740
5 years ago

Hey Grey, wats good

10team h2h cats

Start Cobb @NYY?

Thank You!

740
740
Reply to  740
5 years ago

@740:

also, do you like Rodon vs KC?

i need W, ERA, WHIP.

thanks again Grey

740
740
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

yes Rodon home.

no to Cobb?

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Batty Call
Chisenhall vs Paulino
C.Hernandez vs Cole Wash
Chisenhall vs Paulino
M.Adams vs Guerra
T.Austin vs Cobb
Dae Ho Lee vs Holland
Wong vs Guerra
6×6 roto
I’m thinking either Adams or Lee.
Lee starting 99% vs the lefty
Lonnie’s game time is 12:00

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  JoeG414
5 years ago

@JoeG414: In a small sample size, Lee has excellent splits vs. Holland. I just added him myself, but am eager to hear the FMLs response.

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
5 years ago

@Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up:
Yes , I already added F. Gutierrez for today as well.

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
5 years ago

@Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Oh Lee , BOOM

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

Curious how much money Dallas Keuchel’s agent cost him, with that horrible decision!!
Dallas should have cashed in on that CY Young award, not like he will ever win another one.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 years ago

Great Work Grey! Thanks for the awesome write ups…

14 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

CJ Cron or Buxton?

Thanks again!

theearly90s
theearly90s
5 years ago

Can’t forget the great Rusney Castillo.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  theearly90s
5 years ago

@theearly90s: This season @ AAA Pawtucket, Castillio showed improvement during the second half, posting a .351/.402/.495/.897 line in 25 games during August. He batted .325 over his final 30 games.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
5 years ago

Nice!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
5 years ago

20 teamer with playoffs next week. OPS, slugging, total bases, hits added, QS and holds.
C zunino
1b ortiz
2B schoop
3B bryant
SS segura
OF (3) marte/hanram/adonis garcia
util pedro
BN flores
DL doctor castellanos
SP bundy/lester/cotton/pineda/AAron/duffy/kennedy/cole (WAS)/guerra
RP rondon/siegrist/watson/colome
1. stick with the one bench bat or throw out a SP for schebler or grab t.murphy for his starts while still having zunino? murphy doesn’t play enough to have by himself, but he’d be pretty useful if i happened to play him when he does.
2. stick with rondon or grab romo for holds?

Oranje
Oranje
5 years ago

The following 2-start pitchers are available in my league for the upcoming final round of the playoffs: Are any of them worth starting:

Fister: vs TEX & @ SEA
Nova: @PHI & @ CIN
Foltynewicz: vs MIA & WAS
Leake : vs CHC & SF
Cotton: @KC & @TEX

Not great options…but would you want to start any of them?

B the Esq.
Reply to  Oranje
5 years ago

@Oranje: Nova

Sean
Sean
5 years ago

Would you drop Cron for Kendrys? Also, would you drop Andrew Miller to create another streamer spot for the playoffs? Starters are Darvish, JoFer, Aaron Sanchez, Tanaka, Salazar, De Leon, and Streamer spot. RP are Oh, Diaz, and Miller. Most guys in the league only carry 2 closers, the rest starters.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

I’ve held out hope that Heyward would put it together at some point….

Drop him for Domingo, Kiermaier or Adonis?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
5 years ago

@Steve: not kiermaier, Domingo or Adonis

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: who do you like more over the next week and a half for HR, RBI:

Adonis (vs Mets, Marlins, Nationals)
Domingo (vs @Cards, @Reds, @Cubs)

Thanks Grey

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
5 years ago

Strasburg, Keuchel, Cole, Harvey, etc……….

Can you say Ferguson Jenkins? 250 IP 11 times, 200+ 14 times.
Nolan Ryan 200+ 15 times, even at age 43!

These guys today are obviously doing something wrong.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorilla
5 years ago

To add–
Jenkins 300+ IP 5 times
Ryan 300+ IP 3 times

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
5 years ago

12 teamer with the playoffs next week. large benches. losses added too. have all of these (and am waiting on whether i’m able to wavier de leon with the 12th waiver dropping urias, didn’t need pitching of urias this week as i’m playing the dead team who will only barely qualify for innings since kershaw is back, he’s been in starting slot probably all year, opp will win ERA/WHIP/Losses since i played bundy/smyly/hamels this week):
carrasco/salazar/cotton/urias/boyd/pineda/hamels/gausman/duffy/bundy. can’t believe i’m about to ask this but are any of garza (jesus, actually good last 3 at home vs PIT/STL/CUBS)/b.stewart/musgrove (i just dropped him today to activate cotton)
my guys:
bundy @ BOS (-17.7), vs BOS, @ TOR if they stick to the 6 man thing
smyly @ TOR (-14.8), vs NYY, @ WSOX, @ TEX if they stick with 6 man thing

available guys:
1. garza @ CIN (-9.4), vs PIT, @ TEX, if they also stick with 6 man
2. b.stewart @ NYY (-3) IF he has job, depthcharts seems to think de leon and stripling are ahead of him for that
3. stripling @ NYY (-10.8), @ ARI, vs COL
4. musgrove vs CUBS (6.5), vs TEX, @ OAK, vs LAA, @ LAA
i probably should’ve dropped urias ahead of musgrove, but urias is also much more likely to be added by somebody. i don’t think urias is getting playing time though.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
5 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: i do have de leon, not urias, so it only matters that i dropped musgrove if he’d be better to have than 1 of bundy/smyly.

Chris J
Chris J
5 years ago

Are Bregman and Urias keeper material or am I overvaluing them? I’ve got Kershaw, Jo-Fer, deGrom, Syndergaard and Correa. I just like the idea of having Urias from the very start, and Bregman seems to be really good. (Fantasy point league)

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Chris J
5 years ago

@Chris J:
I’ll throw in my two cents because keeper leagues is all I play.

Bregman is absolutely keeper material. Urias, sure, but I think it depends on what type of keeper league and what the cost is ($ or round). In my auction keeper league this kid went for 9 dollars… NINE! (that’s out of a $260 cap, mixed league). PASSS, no thank you! I mean, he JUST turned 20. Even best case scenario next year he’s a monster, ain’t no way the Dodger Geek Squad FO is gonna let him pitch 200 innings.
It’s easy to get caught up in pitching potential, but TINSTAAPP ,..especially in fantasy.

Long and short of it, Bregman and Correa are absolutely keepers in any league. For the pitchers, probably depends on sitch.

*Full disclosure, I’m much higher on Bregman than others may be. I literally see future Mookie in that guy as soon as next yr…so take that for what it’s worth! HA! gluck…*

Chris J
Chris J
Reply to  muskysmell
5 years ago

@muskysmell: Thank you.

Noam
Noam
5 years ago

Grey! Glad to see you’re back! David Paulino is getting the call. He might be interesting while Keuchel is down. And Kazmir had a set back! Yay for de Leon

Is Kang worth an add in a weekly for next week only over Didi, Owings, Andrus, A. Cabrera, or any other awful SS? Or is it close enough that it’s a streamonator call?

Championship week in my points league and my opponent has stacked his team with mediocre two start pitchers. Any good feelings from these two start pitchers next week? D. Gee (vOAK, vCHW), S. Ugh Miller (vCOL, vLAD), A. Miranda (@LAA, vHOU), Stripling (@NYY, @ARI)

Thanks Grey!

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Noam
5 years ago

Kang for sure

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
5 years ago

Still here

LT Murray IV
5 years ago

First