As oft-misheard lyric is, “Eddie, are you okay?  Are you okay, Eddie?”  For those millennials who are reading, misheard lyrics were lyrics you thought you were hearing in songs before you could just Google, “[song name] lyrics.”  For 25 years, people went around singing, “I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone,” and were just happy to be rid of Lorraine!  R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) was just a chorus and four minutes of jumbled words, and that…sounded…fine!  So, is Eddie Rosario okay, or is he just okay Eddie?  Yesterday, Rosario went 2-for-5, 4 RBIs with his 17th homer as he hits over .400 in the last week.  Some notes about Eddie:  he’s gone hitless in only two games in August; has five steals to go with the 17 homers; is hitting .303; has a .209 ISO which is tied for 56th in baseball; and now hits at the top of the order.  He should be grabbed in all leagues, and, I’m moving close to him becoming my 2018’s Max Kepler.  *inhales deeply*  Ah, the sweet smell of embarrassment.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brian Dozier – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .260, and his 3rd homer this week.  Don’t sleep on Dozier in the 2nd half, even though The Dozier sounds like a French hammock you’d buy on late-night TV.

Miguel Sano – Hit the DL with a stress reaction in his shin.  His shins could hurt the Twins’ playoff chances.  Oh, inverted world, caring about the Twins is creepy.

Zack Greinke – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.16 vs. Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99.  That’s a glimpse of a 2020 matchup when Greinke’s on and off waivers and Berrios is a Cy Young contender.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer, hitting .265.  To contradict Mary J. Blige, I do have time for the wham-bam thank you, Lamb.  So, gas me up, get me drunk and hit the skins and scram.

Brandon Drury – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  With the way balls are flying out of parks, and being in Chase for his home games, you really have to try to only hit ten homers.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer as he was traded to the Dodgers on Friday.  Even though it seems like Kike should be fighting against righties, Grandy will get them.  Love this from a real baseball perspective.  For fantasy?  Meh, Granderson is a middle-of-the-order, occasional power bat that has somehow been mislabeled as a leadoff guy.  Oh, from the files of It Might Be Time To Stop Talking About How Joc Pederson Went 30/30 In Triple-A, Joc Pederson was sent down.

Yu Darvish – Hit the 10-day DL with back tightness.  Yu said, “Wait, my back feels fine–,” when the Dodgers’ acting coach, Dianne Wiest, said, “Don’t speak,” and put her fingers to his lips.

Cody Bellinger – Has a mild ankle sprain and sat out on Sunday.  Dodgers’ manager, Dave Roberts said Bellinger might miss a few games, then Roberts stole second base.

Clayton Kershaw – Will make a rehab start this week, and could return on September 1st.  Feel bad for the minor league hitters he’ll be facing in his rehab start.  Will be like in Little League when you face the ’12-year-old’ with a mustache.

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Huge bounce back for Fulmer after an elbow-related DL stint that was sandwiched by two terrible starts.  That’s not a good sandwich like an Oreo, but more of a bad sandwich like Hydrox.  Accept no substitutes!  Fulmer gets the Jason Biggs Sox next time out and I could see trying him again.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend.  This shizz literally floors me every time I look it up, but, on our Player Rater, Upton is now top 12 overall.  Not for outfielders, for all hitters and pitchers.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  After the start, the fans gave him a standing ovation.  Always the gentleman, Verlander waived his trade clause to the fans.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14h homer.  I like to call Jesus, the son of Giancarlo.

Tom Koehler – Acquired by the Blue Jays.  I know what likely happened here.  I saw a Vice special about a slow-moving Y2K bug that has affected some computers 17 years later.  The bug causes some major league baseball teams to think it’s the Winter Meetings.  Merry Christmas, Blue Jays!  Oh, and Happy Hanukah to Kevin Pillar, the Blue Jew!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 1 run as he played shortstop.  Are the Blue Jays trying get Donaldson eligibility to make him more enticing to me?  Very sneaky, cis(gender)!

Roberto Osuna – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 8th blown save, ERA at 3.61.  If the Jays were playing for something, I’d suggest grabbing Ryan Tepera, who sounds like he should be battered but has been better than Osuna.  Though, I get the sense that the Jays will stay with Osuna.

Aroldis Chapman – Removed from the closer role.  If only Aroldis could hold onto the closer job like he does to his girlfriends, but how do you tie a closer job to a bedpost or lock it in the closet?  Some of you mentioned in my top 100 for the 2nd half that Aroldis is nowhere near the top three closers, but I thought his 1st half struggles would settle down, and, well, no, I was wrong, so that’s my b.  Aroldis will become the closer again; it might not happen until next March.  However, I wouldn’t drop him just yet.  Need to see how it plays out over a week or two.  Dellin Betances (got the save on Saturday) and David Robertson could split save chances in the mean’s while.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.99, as he was activated from DL.  Random Prediction Alert!  In October, A-Rod will say, “In August, CC came into Fenway and beat Chris Sale, and can do it again,” as A-Rod wears a raincoat, in Fox’s new feature, where A-Rod does color commentating while players shower.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4 and a slam (20) and (16), hitting .256.  If you’re a finely tuned fantasy machine with Cheeto-orange dust on your fingertips and a prematurely balding dome, you’ll likely notice how gee-dee well Gardner is doing.  I mean, damn, Cousin Sweatpants.  20 HRs/16 SBs in the 3rd week of August?  Yes, please and thank you.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners 0 Ks, ERA at 3.38 vs. Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  “Hey, A-Rod here, and what these players don’t know is I’m inside their Gatorade bucket.  Oh, hold on, Hicks is coming by for a drink, I need to quickly whizz.”

Drew Pomeranz – Expected to return on Wednesday after leaving his last start with back spasms.  Or as the guy who lost his thesaurus would say, “His back is back so he’ll be back.”

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.24, as he returned from the DL.  Strasburg also returned to his hometown (San Diego) for this start.  Unfortch, the Padres weren’t as welcoming with a Wood/Hand combo, which sounds like Netflix’s The Keepers.

Hunter Renfroe – Sent to Triple-A because he was struggling.  Uh-oh, Renfroe.  Or as Scooby Doo would say, uh-oh, Renfroe.

Sean Newcomb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Keep throwing BBs like that and he is going to shoot out someone’s eyes.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, three homers in the last ten games, and hitting near-.500 in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Gausman – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.25.  Let him go, guys and five girls.  It’s just not worth it.  We’ll look at him again next year.

Cameron Maybin – Sat out for the fifth straight game with a knee injury, then pinch-hit and stole a base (22nd).  Now a DL stint can’t be backdated.  You’d think Maybin would know how the DL works by now.

Garrett Richards – Faced hitters on Sunday.  That puts his timetable at “getting shut down for another three months” about one month away.  For any GMs out there reading, this is how you ruin a career.

Cam Bedrosian – 1 IP, 0 ER as he pitched the 7th inning of a tie game, after coming into the 6th inning of Friday’s game.  The Sciosciapath is using Bedrosian as the closer, assuming he has amnesia and no idea when the ninth inning is.  Yesterday, Bud Norris (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save, but I’m not falling for that honeytrap again.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-2, 3 runs, and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Somehow, he’s a redheaded stepchild and a hot schmotato.

Jacob Faria – Hit the DL with “let’s limit his innings,” but the Rays are calling it an abdominal strain.  More like a strain of incredulity.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.74.  Coming into this year, his home ERA was under 3.00 and almost two runs lower at home.  So far this year, his home ERA is 5.18 and more than a run better on the road.  Wouldn’t say he’s necessarily a Road Scholar.  His xFIP at home in lower, but his BABIP is higher, i.e., bad luck.  What’s that, 35 more words about Odorizzi than you ever wanted?  I’m edumacating you.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and three straight games with a hit since his return from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him Your Lineup” Department said, “I’ve received wrong number phone calls for this guy, but never Kevin Gausman.  Hmm…”  If you’re looking for a guy that gives you a little bit of everything with emphasis on little, grab Kiermaier.

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (2 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Most impressively, he hasn’t given up more than two walks in any August start.  Less impressively, well, have you seen his numbers?

Danny Espinosa – Released by the Mariners.  He’ll prolly get a $50 million contract with someone in about four years after he goes to Korea and sets home run records there.  “Spotted out eating bibimbap with Psy was Danny Espinosa from the Seoul Ofdasneakers.”  That’s a South Korean gossip rag reporting Danny’s every move.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50, and now a 1.63 ERA in August through 27 2/3 IP with 32 Ks.  Even goofy-ass Tito Francona couldn’t mess up Bauer by using him in relief only two days before this start.  Hard to dislike Bauer right now, even with his next start vs. the Sawx.

Danny Salazar – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.30.  I will give Salazar this, there’s so little middle ground with him.  He’s either terrific or terrible, Terry Crews or Terry I-Wanna-Kill-Him.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (20) and legs (9), hitting .266.  Somehow, Zimmer has 15 steals in 250 less at-bats.  Yup, no idea.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 45th homer, hitting .286.  In my quest to get close to Giancarlo and around a restraining order, I’ve come up with an invention.  A hula hoop that is exactly 500 feet in circumference.  I’m now putting together my sales team.  There’s a whole list of potential buyers in the sex registry.

Adam Conley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  This start came against the Mets, who have their eye firmly fixed on future years.  Hopefully for the Mets, those future years are still in the twenty-teens.

Jacob deGrom – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 1o baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  We should have a glossary term for an ace on a terrible team.  Please suggest in the comments.  Thank you.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 21st home run.  I thought he was in my Friday Buy, but he wasn’t.  What does this mean?  Josh’s name rings a Bell!  Hey now!

Dovydas Neverauskas – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.53.  He’s just a middle reliever on the Pirates, but he’s also the first Lithuanian-born MLB player.  The Pirates also had the first Indian-born and South African-born, too.  McCutchen better be careful if they get the first Somalian-born.  He’d no longer be the captain.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Holy shizzballs, this guy has sonavabenched me for four of his five homers.  What the eff in the effhole am I doing?  Rhetorical!  Or maybe not if you have a satisfactory answer.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.02.  All foolsies aside, what the eff happened to this young brother?

Boog Powell – 3-for-4, 1 run as he hits leadoff.  Don’t worry, I’m a cyclops with a monocle on him, so you don’t have to worry.

Jharel Cotton – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.63 vs. Brad Peacock 5 1/3, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  This matchup was billed as, “Peacock vs. Cotton:  The Hanes Underwear Challenge.”

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  Stream-o-Nator has no love for McHugh’s next start, like Snoop said the Source Awards had no love for Death Row, but I’d start McHugh.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer to go with his 72 RBIs.  Not in this game, that would be a record though, barely beating out a game Bonds had in 2001.  At the end of the year, we’re gonna look back at everyone and y’all are gonna be like, “Damn, I was effin’ with Miggy for five months and I should’ve just owned Marwin Gardens from Mono-polly.”

Juan Minaya – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save.  That’s two for Juan!

Joey Gallo – Left the game after colliding with Matt Bush.  Let’s hope Gallo recovers better than the last person Matt Bush collided into.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend, hitting .223.  The average is poor obvi, but a 32 HR/15 SB season really isn’t that bad.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the DL with a shoulder injury that has been bothering him since 2014.  Delino DeShields (1-for-4, 2 steals — 23 and 24) will see an increase in playing time, which is overdue for about as long as Gomez’s shoulder has been barking.  Speaking of barking (great segue!), do I have to worry about my dog’s eyes during this solar eclipse?  Do I need to get Ted some solar eclipse glasses?  Is there a doggie helmet he can wear?  Am I okay because Ted has never looked at the sun in his life?  Seriously, Cougs is saying Ted can’t go outside for the entire day for fear he might glance into the eclipse and laser-fry his retinas, but what she doesn’t know is all I want to do is look at the sun.  I’ve never wanted to look at the sun before, why is my urge so strong now?  Why, Giancarlo?!

373 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Stevey
Stevey
4 years ago

Best pitcher on a losing team:

Charlie Brown
Cobra Commander
Ace in the Hole
AWOL – Ace With Only Losses

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Oh, just enough breadcrumbs for me to not miss the reference in the Sano blurb. If not for the Garden State, I may not have gotten either end!

ty
ty
4 years ago

What up G… Need to make a push asap…1st place out of reach but 2nd 3rd up for grabs seeing I’m only 5pts behind them. 5×5 12team pts league….I have guys like Dickerson and Trumbo who aren’t doing shit. I have guys like Rosario, Buxton and Mazara on my WW. Need help with all Counting stats. I have Trout, Pham, Conforto and Merrifield already rostered and I just need some match up plug and play for down the stretch. Thanks

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
$8.3 Thames @ SF (samardzjia) or $13.7 Rosario @ CHW (giolito)?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team OBP h2h league limited moves

1) Gearing up for the playoffs and I’m already dealing with numerous DL’ed players (Harper, Paxton, McCullers) and now have Bellinger rolling his ankle (should hopefully be back Wednesday) and Gallo breaking his nose and experiencing concussion symptoms (back who knows when). Limited moves ($3 a move until playoffs, $5 a move in playoffs out of remaining $58 dollars), hold Gallo and play down a man until he is back or drop for (OBP in parenthesis):

Merrifield (.320), Rosario (.342), Buxton (.308), Hoskins (.383), Mazara (.339), Broxton (.309), Margot (.307)

Top 2 options would be appreciated!

2) Hold Bundy after his start versus OAK (SEA, TOR, @CLE) or drop for:

Teheran COL, @PHI, TEX, MIA
Snell @STL, @CHW, MIN
Lamet @MIA, LAD, STL
Chacin @STL, SF, LAD
Berrios @CHW, CHW, @TB, @KC
McHugh @LAA, TEX, @SEA
Newcomb COL, @CHC, TEX, MIA

Thanks!

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
4 years ago

go back to albies over marte (SS)

AwT
AwT
4 years ago

Love a good play on words, but I’d call the ace on a bad team a Nolan. 1987 and the NL Cy Young pretty much sum it up.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
4 years ago

due to sociapathing drop bedrosian for oh

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

You like Hoskins or Bregman to finish the season? Trying to maintain a lead in runs and gain ground in RBIs.

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

How’s it going? Great write up.

Question, the team im facing round 1 of the playoffs is closer happy.. he has about 9 closers but can only start 6 at a time. I have 5 closers and thinking of dropping a SP to grab either Minaya or Familia. What are your thoughts on both? Do you think familia regains the closer role by week 23?

Who would you drop to add one of them?
JA Happ, rodon, godley, Hendricks, Morton

Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

F u derek holland.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Cole too! Why do I keep buying into him?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: WTF? What the hell happened? He was sailing along!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Grey:
That cuz you’re so money.

Odor hit .370 last week.
You called Price.
You even was first to say adrian Gonzales was
Done and soon as LA put him on shelf they went like 50-12… damn son!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@SteveNZ:
Grandyman can hit Slam! LoL.

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
(2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
(4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
(6) Bench: Familia*, J. Gray, Morton, Corbin, Chacin, Skaggs

(2) DL: McCullers

1) Would you still add Bauer considering his next two starts vs. BOS (-7.8), @NYY (-6.5) and if so, who should I drop? Should I drop Ramos now assuming Familia will be back hopefully very soon anyway? Or drop one of my rostered guys on the bubble:

Skaggs vs. TEX (14.7), vs. HOU (5.2)
Lynn vs. SD (15.7), vs. TB (-1.1)
Morton vs. WSH (10.7), @LAA (1.0)
Corbin @NYM (0.6), vs. SF (7.7)
J Gray @KC (-8.2), @ATL (0.2)
Chacin @STL (-5.3), vs. SF (3.8)
McHugh @LAA (-3.6)
Ryu @PIT (-0.6)

2) I’m looking so possibly use my 6 weekly adds for streamers so who gets cut as well from above (assuming Bauer was an add over someone else above) for a streamer spot and which 6 streams are actually worth using this week?

8/22
Urena @PHI (-13.5)

8/23
M Moore vs. MIL (11.2)
Fiers vs. WAS (6.3)

8/24
Eickhoff vs. MIA (-4.2)
Bauer vs. BOS (-7.8)

8/25
Conley vs. SD (1.7)
Odorizzi @STL (-4.1)

8/26
Cotton vs. TEX (6.3)
Newcomb vs. COL (3.8)
Snell @STL (2.1)
Castillo vs. PIT (1.5)

8/27
Folty vs. COL (-0.2)

Your Mom
Your Mom
4 years ago

I made the playoffs and I am getting rid of Miggy.
Who do you like, and in what order?
Thanks, you da men.
Meffifield
Chris Taylor
Tim Beckham

Your Mom
Your Mom
Reply to  Your Mom
4 years ago

@Your Mom:
Merrifield not Meffifield

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

In a 12 team keep 7 forever (+$3/yr) keeper, which side do you like? 2018 values listed…

$4 Wood + $6 Healy OR $11 Devers

If I took Devers, keepers would be a ton of great bats (cheap Goldy, Blackmon, Bellinger, Just Dong, Devers) plus 2 of $3 Sonny, $4 Godley, $10 Ray, $15 Schoop, $3 Beckham.

Partially thinking about whether Wood will put up a season remotely close to this one next year…

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

@Grey: thanks!

darkness
darkness
4 years ago

shoulda gone with Ace of Sharts

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

Start two of these guys —
Tim Anderson (2 games at home vs. MIN (Tim Melville and Dillon Gee) — .788 OPS over the last 7 days)
Kyle Seager (@ATL (Foltyniewicz) — .334 OPS over the last 7 days)
Chris Davis (at home v OAK (Chris Smith) — 1.118 OPS over the last seven days and a homer yesterday)?

I’m planning to continue to keep Seager on the bench. agreed?

Thanks!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: I could start Seager over Chapman, too, I guess. He’s facing Wade Miley @BAL and has a .656 OPS over the last seven days. Chapman has the platoon advantage, but he’s had a large reverse platoon split TY.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You don’t think Tim Melville is an ace?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s who the Twins are rolling out to face Anderson and the White Sox. I’m a Twins fan, and I’ve never heard of him.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: once again, your humor proved to be elusive and preeminent.

Steeve
Steeve
4 years ago

Morton or Lamet?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Mchugh or Folty ROS?

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

1) Stick with Albies or drop for Wong, Walker, J Polanco, or Peraza,

2) Deshields over Pham or Margot?

Hugman
Hugman
4 years ago

Oh Jesus…

The Matt Bush one. Way harsher than my Addison Russel one a while back.

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Hugman
4 years ago

@Hugman: But, to be clear, a good one.

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Is Skaggs back from bereavement & going to get his 2 starts this week?? Anyone have some intel on this??

MikeZ
MikeZ
4 years ago

Can you rank Ian Happ, Yuli Gurriel, Marcus Semien ROS? 12 team 5×5 roto…

joeg414
joeg414
4 years ago

Need a Batty Call for today : 5×5 mixed
K.Marte vs Gsellman
A.Cabrera vs T.Walker
J.Polanco vs Rodon
A.Gon vs Cole
Pinder vs Miley

mike
mike
4 years ago

Rosario or Buxton??
Thanks Grey

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
4 years ago

Strasburg and one start at home vs Mets or Rodon and two starts (home vs MIN and DET)

This is a points league.

tony
tony
4 years ago

what to expect from harvey if he comes back healthy?

Greg
Greg
4 years ago

Wasted Ace ….

baseballing
baseballing
4 years ago

Hi Grey, to update my trade question from before–would you ask to switch in Conforto (10th round keeper) instead of Votto? Votto would probably help me more this year, but Conforto as a keeper might soften the blow of losing Bellinger next year. Or is the downgrade from Votto to Conforto not worth it this year? Thanks

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

1.Start 3 this week:
McCutchen, Pollock, Devers, JD
Need OPS, HR, SB

2. Cozart, Semien or Beckham at SS?

3. Beckham or Kinsler at 2B

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

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

Tron question . . . are you starting hot-streak Keon (-$9 tron, [email protected] [email protected] including Wood, Darvish) over Tron recommendations Harrison ($10 – 4 v LAD including Wood, Hill, Ryu but then [email protected] against terrible guys) or Nick Williams ($12 – 4 in MIA 3 CHC, mostly bad pitchers)?

Looking for .266+ average.

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
4 years ago

Happy Monday!

Start Sal Perez (return Tue or Wed supposedly) or Wilson Ramos for the week?

Also pick two weekly SP from E-Rod (@Cle, Bal) Peacock (@LAA), S Gray (Sea), Weaver (SD), and Samardzija (Mil)?

Thanks!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

Drop Villar, Hicks, or Parra for DeShields?

mikestatic
mikestatic
4 years ago

Hey Gray. Need steals and runs for weekly 12 team 5×5: Start 4: D. Santana, Hoskins, Granderson, Haniger, Deshields or Spangenberg. I would need to drop one of these guys to pick up Deshields, whos the drop? Thanks!

mikestatic
mikestatic
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Start semien 6: @Bal (3), Tex (3) or spangenberg 6: @StL (3), @Mia this week at MI?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Hello Grey,

Do to multiple DLs, I need to drop Brantley.

Should I add, Melky Cabrera, Josh Bell Or Broxton?

C – Realmuto
1b – Encarnacion
2b – Schoop
3b – Arenado
SS – Segura
OF – Thames, Dickerson, Mazara
UTL – Daniel Murphy
DL – Branley

SP DL – Yu, McCullers, Faria

Or should I drop Mazara and add (Cabrera, Broxton or Bell) and go with no bench?

Thanks!

Nehocstu
Nehocstu
4 years ago

COTSS; Cherry On The Shit Sundae

…and yes, animals are smart enough not to look at the sun!

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

pls rank for faab: broxton, leurys, wilmer, kier

p.s. Grey don’t look at the sun today k

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

Good idea to stream Urena and Straily tomorrow vs Philly? Seems like a nice double header for the Marlins.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Would you still stream both Straily and Urena tomorrow in a league with QS instead of wins? Mattingly had very very early hooks with both pitchers last week.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Which one is better to start today? Straily or Urena?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

I meant tomorrow, not today.

jon
jon
4 years ago

deshields or Broxton ROS

Grey Matter
Grey Matter
4 years ago

Ryu could get two home starts during our league’s opening playoff week…versus DBacks and Rockies. I would love to add him but not sure who to drop.

SP – Kershaw, Noah, Verlander, Severino, Lackey, Corbin, Morton
RP – Holland, Melancon, Viz, Treinen

I usually roster three RP but it is no sorting itself out yet.
Hold and hope to grab him later or plunge now?

Robby
Robby
4 years ago

Drop Hand for Betances? I need SV’s in the worst way.

jon
jon
4 years ago

stream Davies @ SF today?

stu
stu
4 years ago

Which 3 pitchers should I start? (h2h points)

2 start Rodon: MIN, DET
2 start Morton: WAS, @LAA
Stroman: @TB
2 start Taillon: LAD, @CIN
Salazar: KC
Quintana: @ PHI

thanks!

MarvPesos
Marv
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Sorry for so long but I assume the more info the better.
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 30 moves max a year (no streaming, only have 10 left), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

Tanaka is coming back this week so who would you drop to bring him in ? Also, Trea Turner has been sent to assignment and we’re still ways away, but who would you drop to bring him in (Beckham?). I’ve included the Waiver below just give you an idea who’s available and if you see anyone I should scoop up.

Waiver:
Hit – E. Rosario, C. Spangenberg C. Sanatan, T. Anderson, J. Polanco, C. Granderson,, D. Deshields, J. Kipnis, K. Calhoun, W. Castillo, E. Gattis, W. Ramos, T. Flowers, R. Martin, M. Zuzino
PIT – M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, P Brdiwell, M. Leake, M. Moore, J Zimmerman, A. Cashner, R.A. Dickey, B. Snell
RP- Z. Britton, AJ Ramos, F. Rodney, D. Robertson, B. Hand, S. Dyson, B. Brach, A. Vizcaino, Ziegler, Neris, Norris

My Team:
C – EMPTY
1B – Paul Goldschmidt
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Nolan Arenado
SS – Xander Bogearts
Mi- Tim Beckham
CI – Justin Turner
LF – Christian Yelich
CF – Charlie Blackmon
RF – Lorenzo Cain
Util- Ryan Braun
BN – Ian Kinsler
BN –Justin Smoak
DL – Trea Turner

Sp – Alex Wood
SP – T. Bauer
SP – Carlos Carrasco
RP – Dellin Betances
Rp – Greg Holland
P- Edwin Diaz
P – Wade Davis
BN- Jose Quintana
BN – Gerrit Cole
BN – Justin Verlander
BN – Jimmy Nelson
BN – Aroldis Chapman
DL – Masahiro Tanaka
DL – James Paxton
thanks in advance

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Ace of Spayed?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Okay Ace of Basement won already, I see.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ace Of Scrubs!

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 years ago

The most incredible thing about the Scosciopath is that the Angels are playing for a wild card. I get experimenting when you have nothing to play for but to use your best reliever so early in these important games is almost insane.

I dropped Bedrosian this morning as I just don’t have the patience to deal with this lunatic. Once he turned back to Norris yesterday I was like “peace I’m outta here”.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Do you think deshields plays everyday ros? Gomez on DL for a week. Gallo probably going on dl now too. Gallo has mostly been playing OF. Maybe banister should have stuck with deshields. He could be a better version of Hamilton if he was given the proper chance. He has a .354 obp.

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

have to drop a MR (holds league). Devenski has come back down to earth and is almost bad now. Nicasio is iffy at times. Jose Ramirez (ATL) has a lot of holds but is least owned. Archie Bradley doesn’t seem to get many hold opps. WHo to drop?

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Ace on a bad team is like a big fish in a small pond

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: Ace of Basement will be one of the best terms you have in there

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: trying to think if there is a term for the best looking chick in an ugly group of hags. Only one I came up with is ‘opportunity’

Bobbi Morris
Bobbi Morris
4 years ago

SON loves Skaggs vs Texas (Hamels) today but what is your opinion? Do you think he is a good stream?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Bobbi Morris
4 years ago

@Bobbi Morris: Is he (Skaggs) off the bereavement list? His grandfather died and he has been away from the team all weekend.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

This week only!

Sit 1;

Mancini; 3vOAK, [email protected]
Pollock; 3vSF, [email protected]
Domingo; [email protected], [email protected]
Yelich; 3vSD, [email protected]
Kemp; 3vSEA, 3vCOL

John
John
4 years ago

Starting lamet @miami or drop so I actually have a chance of winning whip lol

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
4 years ago

Sit three from the following:

Albies, Alonso, DeShields, Margot, Gyorko, JBJ, Moncada, Arcia, Hoskins.

Thanks.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Five-On-One
4 years ago

@Five-On-One: Albies, DeShields, Gyorko, but depends on needs.

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: Needs? all five categories, but especially AVG and SB.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I thought Alonso, too, but then I looked and he’s been pretty hot the last week — has a homer, .474 OBP and .647 SLG. Bradley has been pretty much all singles lately. that said, you’re the man, and I’m just a monkey.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Five-On-One
4 years ago

@Five-On-One: Margot, JBJ, Moncada. if just for today, I would probably start Moncada over Albies, since the White Sox have two games today.

GregJeffries
GregJeffries
4 years ago

1) Better keeper for next 3 years – Harper or Altuve?

2) Who would you rather keep next season – Pollock, DeJong, MoistAssKiss, Shaw or Odor?

Thanks!

Auntie Pfa
Auntie Pfa
4 years ago

Ace on a bad Team – Wasted Ace

Auntie Pfa
Auntie Pfa
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I saw the sign.

Auntie Pfa
Auntie Pfa
Reply to  Auntie Pfa
4 years ago

@Auntie Pfa: i mean all that he wants is another baby

The Baconator
The Baconator
4 years ago

Buxton or Thames this week?

zombie
4 years ago

Ace on a terrible team? Marilyn Munster.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

I’m terrible at these glossary terms, but I will give it another go.

One man wolf pack

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I see the sign now.

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

delino is a good source of SB now, esp with gomez on the DL.

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Grey,

I am currently starting the following:

Turner
Altuve
Lamb
Blackmon

Because I have 3, 2 start pitchers this week (Davies/Morton/Urena) I only have room for one more hitter…. who would you use of the below (only get points for hits, not BB or Steals)

Pollock
Murphy
Granderson

first two seem to be slumping, granderson seems to be hot and with a week full of righties.

Michael

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

ROS – Thames or Kiermaier?

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

I’m carrying maybe one too many closers.

Who would you drop-Diaz, A. Miller, Greene, Robinson or Oh. Already have Jansen and Doolittle who are no drops.

My starting pitching is decent, but with Max out I could use a streaming spot.

Thanks

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

What’s everyone in weekly leagues doing with Nelson Cruz? Servais said yesterday he doesn’t want to start him in any of the 3 games @ATL, limiting him to pinch-hitting. Still a start or look elsewhere for this week?

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Elsewhere would be Judge in this case, who’ll probably go off for 4 homers this week if I bench him!

Zeus
Zeus
4 years ago

Points league playoffs. One start nova at cin or 2 start Skaggs or Stratton?

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Skaggs home vs Tex and hou
Stratton home vs Mil and Ari

So blowups are possible

woodzler
woodzler
4 years ago

GarbAce

John Schwind
John Schwind
4 years ago

Need an extra OF for e final week and playoff run. Span or Granderson?

Grandy is a better buy with the sexy robot named HitterTron, however Span seems like a Schmotato and could get more rips…

…thoughts?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

Ace Bandage

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Add it to the top brah!!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha this might be too obvious for Rudy’s taste

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Bastard

baseballing
baseballing
4 years ago

Hi Grey, my H2H-points team is playoff bound so I am thinking of making the following trade. This is a keeper league where we get to keep 2 players each year, and Bellinger would have been my best keeper by far. League is NL-only by the way.

I give up Bellinger (10th round keeper) for Votto (not keepable), D. Murphy (could keep in 4th round), Corey Seager (could keep in 3rd round). I really hate to give up Bellinger because he is one of the best keepers in the league (if not the best), but at the same time this would be a big upgrade for my playoff chances. Thank you in advance

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
4 years ago

Glossary term: Cy Dung

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
4 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: or perhaps…..

Stud Nothin’

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
4 years ago

@Chicken Dinner:One more.

Last action Hero

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s what I was thinking about the first two as well.

Last Action Hero, though. The hero of the last place action.

Cale
Cale
4 years ago

I hate to get all mathy on you, but the circumference of a circle is the distance around it. If the circumference is 500 feet and you were standing the middle of the hoola hoop, you would only be 79.62 feet away from the edge (2 x radius x pi = circumference).

You would need a hoola hoop with a 500 foot radius, assuming you’re always going to be standing in the middle of it.

Cale
Cale
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Is this like a shark tank thing? Do I get to ask for 75% of the company for a $50 investment and my expertise?

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Drop Gallo for Fowler? Could use the avg right now and it doesn’t look like Gallo will come back anytime soon? Other bats avail Suarez, Wong, Maz, Bell, Broxton, Kepler

TomToms
TomToms
4 years ago

Should I drop Ozzie Albies for Kole Calhoun?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Solar eclipse doode, solar eclipse! Everyone in Washington State was driving south to Oregon to watch it, so my wife and I decided to head up to Victoria for a couple days. Preeetaaaay sweet up here #lookingforjobsthismorning. You da poop!

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
4 years ago

I have three adds left this week and an empty roster spot. Who should I add from among the following: Estrada, Hammel, Hoskins, Villar, Mazara, Hicks, J.Bell? Should I make any other add/drops too?

12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Freeman; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Pham; Bench – Souza; DL – Correa
SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar, Chacin, Corbin; DL – Cueto
RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Bedrosian

Mr Glass
Mr Glass
4 years ago

Would you risk starting Sal Perez in a weekly league im 5th and 5 through 7 is tied so I’m not sure if it’s worth the risk

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
4 years ago

Hi Grey, a few questions please:

At 2B in my points league, would you pick Albies, Forsythe, Neil Walker, or Drury? Walker possibly seems to be sitting against lefties, but I’m not 100% sure how the Brewers plan to use him. Drury also doesn’t seem to be starting every day (although hard to tell exactly).

At SS, Mercer or Amed Rosario this week? Mercer (R) faces A Wood, Brock Stewart, R Hill, Ryu, Stephenson, Castillo, Bailey. Rosario faces T. Walker, Corbin, Godley, Ray, Scherzer, Strasburg, Gio.

Lastly, which THREE would you start this week:

DeGrom (@WAS facing Scherzer)
Nelson (@SF facing Samardzija)
Samardzija (vs. MIL facing Nelson)
Hendricks (@PHI facing Pivetta)
Maeda (vs. MIL facing Woodruff)

Thanks a lot for the advice

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

Hi Grey

Great stuff as always.

I’m trying to make up 75 points in the last week of my points-based league and take the title. Any thoughts on Chris Stratton and his two starts this week? Is he a risk worth taking? I’m 90 points ahead of 3rd place and trying to decide if taking a risk on two Stratton starts (over 1 start out of Robbie Ray) is a risk worth taking.

Two start pitchers are gold in this league as they can score a ton of points. I got burnt rolling the dice with Banda last week so I’m a bit gun shy at this point.

I’m leaning towards rolling the dice with Stratton but thought I’d poll the crowd to get more input.

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

Ian Happ has a sweet schedule this week. Does he get enough ABs to make it worth a lineup slot instead of I dare say Betts? Sat Betts last two weeks and replaced with Thames and Cargo, yeah that Cargo. Paid off nicely two times. I’m not adverse to benching Mookie again. No SBs in a month ain’t cutting it. Baez , Zobrist and Happ splitting playing time might not be enough for Happ’s usefulness.

Scott
Scott