Pirates organization should be on an episode of Botched. Are they the worst organization or what? Hint:  The answer is not ‘or what.’ Let’s do a brief recap of what a giant POS team this is. Pirates’ closer, Felipe Vazquez, decided to try to bite off Kyle Crick’s finger last week. A giant piece of garbage move? Well, gee, Wally, I don’t know, it seems like that’s not a nice thing to do. The Pirates are dead-last in the NL Central, as they’re wont to be, so suspend the giant festering wound that is Vazquez, right? Gosh, Ms. Molly, that seems obvious.  Well, no, of course not. The Pirates are trying to avoid losing 95 games and only lose 94 games instead, so the Pirates made the chickenshizz move to stick with Vazquez. This is, after all, the club that didn’t want to trade Felipe Vazquez for prospects at the trade deadline. Finishing in last with 94 wins instead of 95 must mean a lot to them. Now, the jagoff that is Vazquez is arrested for being the worst type of human and looks like he’ll never pitch again. No wonder Felipe Vazquez changed his name last year, he’s a giant pedophile creep!  You did good, Pirates! Maybe to go with your pitch-to-contact pitching coach, your clueless manager and your maybe-we-can-lose-only-94-games team, you can find another awesome trade like sending Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow for Chris Archer. Any hoo! I’d guess Keone Kela or Richard Rodriguez is the closer for the final week-plus, in that order.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Keller – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.74 vs. Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.14. The Mariners vs. the Pirates *breathes in deeply* late-September baseball at its finest. A pitch, a strike, a Pirates team giving away free fries atop every sandwich to the first 750 paying customers and not having 750 people show up…This, friends, is baseball. Either way, Streamonator loves Marco’s next start as he gets the Orioles.

Domingo Santana – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL. Domingo’s got some Gamelitis in his blood, and has prolly been Pipp’d by Kyle Lewis.

Austin Nola – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer. This will burn open wounds, so be careful with what you’re about to read.  On the 30-day Player Rater for hitters, Austin Nola has been way more valuable than Aaron Nola on the 30-day Player Rater for pitchers.

Omar Narvaez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer. You don’t own him because he’s not hitting for a high average, right? Say that’s the reason. Say it! Well, I baited you, snitches! He’s hitting .284.

Jason Kipnis – Out for the year with a fractured hamate bone.  Somewhere, Matt Olson’s like, “Damn, what a lucky break.”

Adam Plutko – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Streamonator loved this start, and thinks Plutko isn’t “taking a poo while KO’ing someone” as it sounds, but is a decent next start. By the way, Rudy’s aware the Streamonator’s starts are all over the map. It’s because the company supplying probable pitchers is struggling to keep up with late-minute changes. In the last few days, I’ve seen numerous teams switch their day-of starters. It’s the time of year, but Rudy’s doing his best to stay on top of it.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-5, 2 runs hitting near-.500 in the last week with two homers in the last three games. Someone’s shopping at the hot schmotato Mercado!

Willson Contreras – 0-for-4 as he started at 1B. Since he hadn’t started at 1st base this year, he had to borrow Ian Happ’s glove. Finally, Ian Happ comes in handy!

Craig Kimbrel – Threw 16 pitches yesterday after saying he’d only throw 12-14. If streamers didn’t fall from your ceiling, you didn’t rig them correctly.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.02. I don’t want to rain on the “2nd half Darvish” parade, because I love a parade as much as Ethel Merman, but are we at all worried Darvish can look as bad in the 1st half next year as he did this year? If it went sideways once, why can’t it go sideways again?

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .261. Our Everything Man has cooled off dramatically in September, but he looks at the Cubs like Gleyber looks at the Orioles.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 48th homer. Albombso!

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Yeah, of Coors.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21. Or just, ya know, Coors correct.

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24 vs. Alex Young – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.27. I didn’t trust Smith at all, and don’t anymore for this year, but I did stream Alex Young and it was like one of these:  *covers eyes* Tell me when it’s over.

Miguel Rojas – 4-for-6, 6 RBIs, and he did it without a home run. Chew on that, and it’ll make you kiss a little longer, stay close a little longer, hold tight a little longer — longer with Mike Red.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.10. Scherzer’s thrown 30 1/3 IP in the 2nd half, and he will go about thirty spots before Corbin in drafts. If not more. Love me some Corbin.

Howie Kendrick – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .341. Everyone hits in the Nats’ lineup. Except, ya know, Ryan Zimmerman.

Luis Severino – 4 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the IL. Not to literally add insult to injury, but I’m not sure you got value on your Severino draft pick when you were like, “Wow, I know he’s injured, but I’ll still draft him around 100 overall.” For what it’s Werth, Severino sold me on his 2020 draft price with four innings of work. Just get out of 2019 without another injury.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 38th homer, hitting .285. All things being equal and the Yankees face the Orioles 47 times again next year, how does Gleyber fall past pick 30 in 2020 drafts?

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-5 and his 29th homer, hitting .234, now three homers in two games, and four homers in four games and Grichuk is carrying H2H teams or he’s facing the Orioles’ pitching so it only slightly counts? Nah, it fully counts; go to sleep, you caveat emptor’ers.

Cavan Biggio – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (14) and double legs (12, 13), while hitting for the cycle. Biggio’s going to be a poor man’s Tatis next year. I will call him, Cavan Funbaggio.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 34th homer, hitting .280.  Mancini is going to be one of only two Orioles drafted next year, unless they make some big offseason signings–*bursts out laughing* Sorry, couldn’t even say it with a straight face.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .277. Here’s the other Orioles player who will be drafted unless the O’s trade for–*bursts out laughing* Sorry, sorry.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.33, and shut down for the year. I guess next year is gonna be a bit of a trust fall that he can handle all of these innings.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 35th homer, hitting .262. Moistasskiss!

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. Before yesterday’s game, Lorenzo Cain sits in his hotel room, watching ESPN.  A ticker across the bottom reads, “Home runs are at historic levels.” Cain thinks to himself, “I wonder why everyone is running home–Wait a minute!”

Brandon Woodruff – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.69, as he was activated from the IL. No love for him this year anymore, due to innings limit, but my excitement has yet to reach its zenith for Woodruff. If you’re afraid of my high-flying enthusiasm, well, I’m peakin’, duck.

Adam Engel – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and third homer in the last five games. Could be a super light hitting schmotato, and/or be working on trying to get Rotowear to do a Launch Engel t-shirt.

Zack Collins – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .131. Zack Collins got written all over him:  Guy you draft around 500 next year and wish you waited until 750.

Tim Anderson – 4-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .336. Tim Anderson hitting 17 homers and .336 with little to no pub. Welcome to 2019 baseball.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer. He’s having a top 10 power year when you consider how much time he missed. *NBC graphic zooms through the night sky* The more you Sano.

Blake Snell – 2 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.19. See what the Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) said about Woodruff and Severino. Maybe you’ll get a few innings from Snell, but even if this were the playoffs, I doubt he’d be going six innings yet (unless he managed it on 60 or fewer pitches).

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .266. If you’re a white guy, aged 37-72, and you don’t love Yaz Jr. hitting a home run in Fenway, you’re not a real baseball fan. Oh, who am I kidding, white guys, aged 37-72, are the only ones that love baseball.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-6 and his 17th homer.  Since speaking on Belt, what comes to mind is how we rag on Orioles’ pitching, but, in truth, Red Sox, Blue Jays, most of the Yankees starters…Really, besides the Rays’ pitching, the AL East’s pitching is bad.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .221. He’s the type to get hot for short spurts, which is not to say he could get as hot as Semien.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer. I do believe in Hoskins still. No joke. I do. But — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — his approach has become flawed this year.

Corey Dickerson – Hit the 60-day DL with a fractured foot. He had injured his foot earlier this month and it turned out to be a fracture, which somehow took a MLB team, which is worth roughly a billion dollars, a few weeks to figure out. Good luck at your general practitioner!

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 35th homer.  Matt Olson about to go to Spring Training next year and break his other hamate bone for good measure.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.77. I can’t wait until next year when I draft Lynn for that cheap vet who is underappreciated, only to have it be J.A. Happ next year, who was supposed to be that this year.

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer. It’s gonna be hilarious to hear John Smoltz talk this postseason about how there’s too much offense. And by ‘hilarious’ I mean painful.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3 and his 26th homer. Sometimes I just like to imagine I own Yordong and I don’t have to act like a tough guy. I’d have all I need. I have Yodong envy.

Carlos Correa – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, hitting .274, as he was activated from the IL. In what can only be considered a love letter, Correa wrote, “I hope to see you soon again, IL. You are the bosom where I rest my head.”

  1. Snacks Zillion says:
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    The title had me rolling, lol !!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      8 year olds dude, 8 year olds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title’s all Rudy

  2. Anchovies says:
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    Second(ed)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fabulous report, another hit from the great one!

    a. Random MLB quote of the day for September 18

    And like a good Gleyber, Torres is there.

    b. Just when you think Aquino has died, Aquino is reborn!

    c. Another great outing from your son Sonny. He’s allowed a 0.196 or something like BAA…FOR THE SEASON!!!! He’s young and I think he can repeat, no one has a response so far and we’re pretty deep in the season to confirm a sufficient number of IP. The Reds should improve in runs produced with VanMeter and Aquino so. Yep, all in on Sonny Gray for 2020, and could probably be had for around pick 150 or so.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 18

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): You gotta catcher?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): The catcher’s name?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Today.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Today. And Tomorrow’s pitching.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Now you’ve got it.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): That’s all, St. Louis got a couple of days on their team. That’s all.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Well, I can’t help that. All right. What do you want me to do?

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Gotta catcher?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I’m a good catcher, too, you know.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): I know that.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I would like to play for the St. Louis team.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Well, I might arrange that.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I would like to catch. Now I’m being a good catcher, Tomorrow’s pitching on the team, and I’m catching.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Tomorrow throws the ball and the guy up bunts the ball.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Now when he bunts the ball – me being a good catcher – I want to throw to the guy out at first base, so I pick up the ball and throw it to who?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Now, that’s the first thing you’ve said right.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I don’t even know what I’m talking about!

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Well, that’s all you have to do.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Is to throw it to first base.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Now who’s got it?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Who has it?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Okay.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Now you’ve got it.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I pick up the ball and I throw it to Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): No, you don’t, you throw the ball to first base.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Then who gets it?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Okay.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): All right.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I throw the ball to Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): You don’t. You throw it to Who.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Well, that’s it. Say it that way.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): That’s what I said.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): You did not.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I said I’d throw the ball to Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): You don’t. You throw it to Who.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yes.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): So I throw the ball to first base and Naturally gets it.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): No. You throw the ball to first base.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Then who gets it?

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): That’s what I’m saying.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): You’re not saying that.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Excuse me, folks.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): It’s all right. I’m sorry, folks.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I throw the ball to Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): You throw it to Who.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Naturally.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Naturally. Well, say it that way.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): That’s what I’m saying.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Don’t get excited. Now don’t get excited.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I throw the ball to first base.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Then Who gets it.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): He better get it.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): That’s it. All right, now don’t get excited. Take it easy.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Hmmph.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Hmmph.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Now I throw the ball to first base, whoever it is drops the ball, so the guy runs to second.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Uh-huh.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Who picks up the ball and throws it to What, What throws it to I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know throws it back to Tomorrow – a triple play.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): Yeah. It could be.

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): Another guy gets up and it’s a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don’t know. He’s on third, and I don’t care.

    Abbott (Dexter Broadhurst): What was that?

    Costello (Sebastian Dinwiddle): I said, I don’t care.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. He’s alive!

      C. Not sure about that late, but maybe

      D. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        It’s really crunch time with no adds so….Here’s the skinny.

        Offense
        runs=1230…12 points
        HRs=369…12 points and I do not have Soler, Trout, Yelich, Bellinger, Moustakas…
        RBIs=1114…11 points
        SBs=144…11 points and I do not have Merrifield, Mondesi, Anderson, Acuna…
        BA=.259…2 points
        Total 48 points on offense

        Pitching
        Wins=66…3 points, 10th place is 74 so I can kiss that point goodbye.
        Ks=1156…4 points, 9th place is 1271 so I can kiss that point goodbye.
        Saves=101…12 points, no Hader, Yates, Greene, Hand, Osuna, Jansen, Chapman…but 2nd has 99 so I need to keep at it with Rogers, Iglesias and Melancon
        ERA=4.03…6 points…6th and 5th place is a tie for 4.01 so 2 points would be awesome.
        WHIP=1.221…9 points and 3rd place has 1.221 so 1 clean inning more than 3rd place and I take that point. 2nd is 1.201 so probably not possible to get there, maybe.
        Total points on pitching 34
        Overall total 82

        So after all that, question for tonight. Start Syndergaard at Coors tonight? He’s facing Jeff Hoffman so win potential is okay. It’s Noah’s first start in Coors (I checked the stats book, he has pitched against them 4 or 5 times but never in Coors so no data as to whether or not he’s been bombed therein.). The Mets are technically still in the playoff race so they are still motivated to play hard. Ok, what say you?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          No way, can’t start him

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!!

            Thanks man. I have him on my bench, maybe I can make something up in ERA and WHIP. Still have some time to catch some Ks and I need to stay on it for Saves.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s the call

  4. Chebe says:
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    Third!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      47th!

  5. Drew says:
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    You like Lyles (SD) or Musgrove (SEA) for a stream tomorrow?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Lyles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Chebe says:
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    Need to stream one of these guys concerned about making innings for week.
    musgrove at home vs Seattle
    Eflin at braves
    VOth at Miami

    like any of these? and can you rank the order please?

    Gracias Greyson

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t like any of em: Musgrove, Voth, Eflin for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Voth

  7. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Your boy Sonny hasn’t given up more than six hits in any start this season..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So crazy

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Who does Sonny think he is, Dakota Hudson or something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, every pitcher wishes they were!

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This is a GOAT title! Lolllllllllllll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, it is good

  9. Doc Samson says:
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    The Pirates philosophy of pitching to contact is as smart as buying a pre-made, frozen prime rib dinner at the gas station.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  10. The Great Knoche says:
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    Mike Red. Solid.

    Rudy’s title also all time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup, it is

  11. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Lol great headline……you know it is getting toward end of season when the daily blog is shorter than the abbot and constello quote of the day!

    “…….Felipe Prefers His Pirate Booty Without Aged Cheddar…”

    .what a sick f ck this guy is

    you know it is getting toward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  12. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Keeper Question!
    12 team H2H where we can keep 4 players next year in a 21 round league. Who do you keep?

    Eloy Jimenez (15th)*
    Yuli Gurriel (18th)
    Austin Meadows (18th)
    Bryan Reynolds (18th)
    Jorge Soler (18th)
    Sonny Gray (18th)
    Patrick Corbin (15th)
    Lucas Giolito (18th)
    Jack Flaherty (15th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Meadows, Eloy, Gray

      • DonnieB says:
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        I would go Flaherty or Corbin over Gray next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  13. J-Hova says:
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    Haha, that title is ridiculous! It’s not over but you really need to take a victory lap on a ton of guys this year:
    Joram – You were low man in the industry on him and really saved allot of seasons for readers who were at all tempted by him mid and late rd 1.
    Mondessi – I know there were experts that thought your ranking was nuts. I’m anxious to see those with him in their top 15-20 in January
    Ralph needs to take a lap for Paddock. Most experts either were not convinced of his stuff or his innings. Ralph went on in April saying he was a stud and that he could see 16o IP.

    Trying to eeek out the final week of this year. Playing that tough balance of a tight WHIP race and maintaining a number K’s and wins so hopefully it works out but thanks again for all you guys do.

    Last – Did you hear the two new Danny Brown tracks??
    Also – i’ve finally joined you and Ralph and have completely lost all anticipation for a Kanye release…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for noticing! Good luck!

      Actually saw that Brown had new songs, but hadn’t heard them yet — good?

      Yeah, don’t really care about Kanye, but if it’s good, I’ll listen…

  14. Gary Z says:
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    what’s up Grey & DT?!

    Would you stream these 3 today?
    CC at home vs LAA,
    McKay at LAD
    Bundy at home vs TOR
    Heaney at NYY tomorrow

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      CC won’t last very long in that start

    • Coolwhip

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      i’m concerned about Heaney @NYY, yankees in their house, all the good hitters in LAA lineup are shut down for the season, and he’s had 2 meh starts in a row… McKay seams pretty risky too in Dodgertown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would I stream them or choose 3? I wouldn’t stream them if I didn’t have to

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bundy is prolly ‘safest’

      • Gary Z says:
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        No I don’t need to, just looking to take advantage of good streaming options. At some point I’ll need to stream between now and the 29th, he’s got about 4 starts more than I do that are pretty solid. Streamonator had seemed to like these starts, not sure I’m reading the numbers accurately, for instance is a +11.6 a favorable start?

        Thanks again!

  15. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!

    Looking for help deciding if a couple of dudes are false schmotatoes or the real deal:

    I am thinking of maybe playing Ji-Man Choi (.364 and three homers over the last week) at 1B. But Tampa. Or Buttampa.

    Or is the other A. Nola a better bet?

    Victor Robles looks to be getting on base and stealing bags, and I could gain points there, but I’m also in a power dogfight in my rotiss.

    And I know you were talking about his hotness with another commenter this week, but Spagenbergs looks to be doing a little of everything. I just don’t love him in Petco.

    Kinda all over the place with this question/comment, but you know that I just like to get in herre and say . . .

    LurrrrrrrveyaBro, and thanks for just being you.

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Oh shit. Spangs is hosting Padres. My bad. Ignore that comment about Petco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola’s been decent

      You too!

  16. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    What is the “algorithm” for Kyle Tucker starting (certain types — but not all — righties?).

    He’s my bench bat but I am almost always forced to play him (e.g., Myers is now DTD). Would I be better with Heyward who is now hot and plays every day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure there is a rhyme or reason to Tucker — as a bench bat, it seems fine to go Tucker

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        My experience is that the bench bat is almost always playing; i.e., someone is DTD (injured or personal time) and I have enough defensive flexibility to fit him in.

        If I were to keep a 2nd bench bat, would you suggest Heyward; Cano; or Gardner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gardner

  17. pinkman says:
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    Is Soroka a recommended streaming option vsPHI tomorrow in a 10-tm QS league with limited moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

  18. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Man . I remember sitting in my draft debating about Shaw vs Moose Tacos. I was enamored that both had 2B/3B on Yahoo and when Shaw fell to the 8th I felt like it was a sign. Turns out it was. It was a sign my season was going to suck from the start.

    At least I had Vlad Jr as a keeper. (Checks stats). (Commits ritual suicide).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh, sorry

  19. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    this is true, PIT is one team that clearly even makes worse trades the the CUBS in the last 4-5 years. getting back only archer for meadows/glasnow + something else i can’t remember (another pitcher prospect maybe) is pretty bad. giving away g.cole for musgrove in total is quite bad. CUBS though it’s close, quintana + 2. 5 months of chapman for ALL of these unless i’m missing something: eloy/cease/jelly donut/soler/gleyber. actually it’ll end up looking worse for the CUBS in total WAR given away i’m pretty sure. can’t remember if CUBS got back any crappy picks even in those deals. very sure no other player they’ve used since in any kind of useful way did they get back there. i get that they couldn’t use jelly donut since he at most plays 1B, but they got back montgomery, then gave him away for about nothing later. soler they got nothing back. ad russ vs gleyber is certainly looking like about the worst “we’ll be ok at that spot so just dump off gleyber for a rental RP (who actually sucked in about half of his appearances that playoff year)” type thinking i’ve ever seen. biggest mystery when all these people talking about maddoning is “playing for his job” this year, but why in the F could that be close to true but the guy who made all these awful deals’ job is safe? it’s maddon’s fault he’s got ad russ or zobrist instead of gleyber, hahahahah. look how sick a lineup with rizzo/bryant/soler/eloy/gleyber/contrearas/baez and say traded jelly donut for something useful (RP maybe), they could’ve just paid somebody where quintana is, and cease into future.

    remember how weird it seemed when rivero renamed himself after how much he’s in love with his sister? and few people thought it was that weird right, well it looks a bit more telling now don’t it? i was in here talking about how MF’ing odd that was about 1.5 or so years ago. not necessarily that perversions like being in love with your sister means for sure you’re into little kids sexually, but there’s probably some correlation between these types of things.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      look how utterly close to an all star team this is, wow: rizzo/bryant/soler/eloy/gleyber/contrearas/baez (and that’s BEFORE eloy improves too, he ain’t close to his ceiling yet), instead they’re fighting for a playoff spot in the worst division in baseball. they’d be no better than 3rd in at least 4/6th of divisions. can’t blame baez/rizzo injuries either as they were in that exact spot before baez got hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cubs have a higher baseline and more payroll tho, so I don’t mind them giving away farm for a championship, maybe I’m in the minority

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        that exact argument is why they could’ve just bought a SP as good as quintana when they gave away cease/eloy for him. in a sport with no cap (like here) the team with the money actually CAN hold their prospects, it’s the low budget teams that can’t afford to overpay guys worth just like quintana (keuchel, lynn, others) that need to give away prospects for them, not teams like the CUBS. also, again, chapman was pretty bad in about half of his appearances that playoff rental year, so it’s quite believable they win that one year anyway with their pre-existing bullpen. look at kimbrel this year, they overpay him, morrow last year. due to their budget they could just buy a bunch of those types every year rather than give away all stars 2-3 years down the road (gleyber, eloy shortly, soler they got nothing for at all).

        even if we go with the narrative that they somehow wouldn’t have won without chapman that year (i’d never actually believe that with the playoff he actually had, but let’s just say) it’d be hard to find somebody that thinks this lineup wins less than one championship: rizzo/bryant/soler/eloy/gleyber/contrearas/baez + throw some other similar value SP from FA instead of quintana (as they can afford to pay that), while it’s very easy to find it likely that it wins multiple. instead they win the one, last 2 years either miss playoffs or barely make them with their existing lineup left over after trashing the WAR. this is with baez hitting about his ceiling i’d think in those 2 years. if they do make playoffs this year who thinks they’d be close to a coin flip vs say LAD or HOU or NYY, or BOS last year. but give them that lineup and it’s believable. in any event it’s not on maddon that they miss the playoffs or barely make them now with bryant/rizzo/baez at their peaks (i ain’t no fan of maddon either). nor is it on maddon that they won.

        you actually aren’t in the minority on that one though, CHI fans all over say that exact thing. they were the same ones that didn’t believe me when i told them about 6 years ago with those prospects (right before bryant came up) they should be winning divisions routinely in very short order. i of course, was assuming they’d not throw gleyber + eloy + cease away. i was right, but not close on the length of time that was true. that lineup above doesn’t just win divisions for 2 years straight. it actually surprised the hell out of me how few CHI fans didn’t believe they’d be that good, equally surprises the hell out of me now that so many think renting a 2.5 month RP who was only good half of that playoff is why they won while also not noticing just how good they’d be right now if they didn’t do that kind of stuff (i know you notice i’m saying i’ve talked to many who just don’t)

        this exact thinking has been done by another CHI team though, the blackhawks in hockey due to hockey being a cap sport had to throw away very good players and prospects for years (due to escalating contracts on their best players), however, they became the closest thing hockey’s had to a dynasty (along with LAK and PIT) since the 80’s, they didn’t just win once from their short term moves. they were top of the league for 5ish or more consecutive years. LAK eventually got old and slow, PIT’s D-men and prospect pipeline are now weak as shit from similar moves, but CHI/LAK/PIT won multiple championships each and got to finals routinely and generally dominated stuff for a long time, not one year. years of being really really good i’d think is worth it of course. similar to in baseball PIT/CHI were awful bottom of league teams for a while before these runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard to trust a farm system when you didn’t win for 100+ years

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            that is probably why almost none of the CUBS fans i told how good they were just about to be believed me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              One championship makes everything go down easier

  20. Steve says:
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    Are you holding on to Starling in a redraft? Thanks

    • The Harrow says:
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      PIT is just getting nearly as bad as LAA with him on the b.s. injury updates/general laziness, he’s been out what over 10 days now straight and we still can’t get any real update on whether he’ll play again or for sure NOT play again. not as bad as LAA of course, but getting there.

    • knucks says:
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      He hit the wire in my somewhat deeper 12 team roto and I didn’t bother.

      I can’t wait until this entire front office and that C**nt in the dugout are out of a job. But would not be shocked if they make yet another mistake and waist another year instead of starting the rebuild up on October 1st.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, drop him

  21. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    I had 5 pitchers (Corbin, Lynn, Sonny, Smith, Young) go last night and wow what a rush that is during a championship week. The Smith v. Young dual in particular was a rollercoaster of emotions.

    I think the juiced balls have broken my brain in the sense that I see those 5 combined had a 3.41 era and a 1.41 whip and its like wow that worked out well!

    Wil Myers DTD and don’t really have time to wait. Luckily snagged Schwarber while he’s hot. You still like Anibal (v.MIA) as a stream later this week?

  22. knucks says:
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    Not much from me today. Just thought I would check in to call out the Hittertron for still being into Benintendi.

    Stop falling for it HT! Its a damn trap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  23. royce! says:
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    Was away from my computer all day yesterday, so I didn’t see your response until late, but Cougs is right…I assume that means your Portland trip was rad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, that trip was terrible… I think Cougs just wanted to live rent-free with your family

  24. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Greybird, some thoughts on last night…

    Darvish – his start was mostly good. K’d 11 in the first 4 innings, was really just the first inning but after he K’d 2 to end inning was pretty smooth after. I hear you on the trust fall, Yu might be right, we’ll have to watch and see. Marquez and Bauer has hurt us both i know, its hard to love again *careless whisper plays in background* so i’m never gonna dance again…

    Lynn – Dude was freaking dealing until 1 out left in the 6th, then back to back HRs to Bregman and Yordan, the bregman shot was on 2nd pitch high fastball that was above the zone (when he swung i was like wtf? then i rolled my eyes “of course it goes out”) and the Yordong was after getting behind in the cout 3-0 then missed spot on the 3-2 pitch… then he got Yuli to ground out to end inning. He was obviously getting tired. I have no idea why they sent him out there in the 7th and ruined my QS. They got nothing to play for, they should be giving innings to the young guys in the bullpen that need experience rather than gassing a vet. Prior to last night Lynn had 3.00 ERA in 3 starts vs Astros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, yeah, agreed — I’m just saying, if Darvish could be that bad in the 1st half, why can’t he lose his mechanics for 3 months again next year?

      Yeah, I glanced at Rangers game box score around the 5th and I was like damn, went to watch TV and came back and was like damn in a different way

      • Coolwhip

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        second opinion time: so i need minimum 10 more innings this week, and thanks to darvish/lynn i likely will not win QS, wins don’t matter. I currently lead in ERA, WHIP, K/9. And i have Ryu vs COL at home, and Darvish vs STL at home left. Should i drop Heaney for Pomeranz (who’s been dealing) to enhance ratios and svs/hlds or stream Lyles vs SD?

        I think the smart play would be the reliever right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, enhance with Pom

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Holy Shizz! Stanton has been activated and is starting today. that’s going to make the rest of the week interesting.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t believe it!

              • DonnieB says:
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                They say 2 AB and 4-5 whole innings! That’s assuming he doesn’t get hurt.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, wow!

  25. Yaz Mantle says:
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    I’m in a tight playoff series and it will come down to all the starting pitching categories.
    could you please rank who you would you feel most comfortable starting on Friday for W’s and K’s w/least possibility of blowing up — and if you wouldn’t throw them, please tell me:

    1. Anibal Sanche @miami — SON, 12.
    2. Dylan Cease @Det. — SON, 12.
    3. Eric Lauer v. Arizona SON 11.
    4. Daniel Norris v. CHW, SON 7.7
    5. Rick Porcello @TB SON, 7.7

    Would you throw these guys onr Saturday? Which is better?

    1. Mike Fiers v. Texas —SON 15.1 (is he pitching for sure?)
    2. Wade Miley v. LAA SON 8.4

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Lauer, Cease — Trust none of them after Anibal

      Fiers, Miley, both, that order

  26. here comes the pizza says:
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    streaming both Smith and Young last night was a rollercoaster of emotions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear that, pizza

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        The streaming options are so bad rest of this week! Other than Anibal (v.MIA) that I already grabbed, I don’t feel good about any of these guys.

        Unrelated. I heard somewhere that Rick Ross new biography is really good. Don’t often read many rapper biographies but needed a new book so why not. Just arrived from Amazon yesterday so I’ll let you know how it is!

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        Lamet (@MIL) worth it today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  27. G says:
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    Looking to use an add for a streamer for end of week if necessary for championship matchup? Who do you like the most between Dakota Hudson @Cubs and Plesac vs Philly. Plesac is home, coming off a great start and some rest. Hudson has been dealing well even in tough matchups and gets Cubs without Rizzo and Baez. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  28. Dave D says:
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    Funny comment on Yaz. Shouldn’t you have just done 37-73 to make it formulaic? On that note I’m going to listen to the Rush album “2112” so I can get these ABBA tunes out of my head.

    It’s a funny point about old white men. Ever notice they are constantly trying to come up with gimmicks to make kids want to come to the ballpark. I brought my daughter to a Mets game last year, and despite having great seats and access to the catered VIP lounges she complained. That was until they announced that kids could go on the field after the game and run the bases. Then she perked up and she had enthusiasm for about 30 minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, MLB doesn’t want its audience to be who it is, but nevertheless it is

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, one of the coolest memories of my childhood was my older cousin give me a 1968 Topps Carl Yastremzki card. It had the stats from his triple crown year and I was excited beyond belief. I practically created a shrine out of it. I guess that was a sign that I was a future “”fantasy base baller”…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I was a huge baseball card collector… Prolly had that card too, now, god knows where it is

  29. Prog Nation says:
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    Championship Week, H2H. Need some pitching this evening.

    Stream
    1)Sandy Alcan Highway at Arizona
    2) The Barber of Civale vs Tigers
    3) Dylan “Al” Bundy vs Jays

    Thanks for all you and the other contribs on this site do.

    Hope to see you more on the football side of Razzball.

    • Prog Nation says:
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      Also to finish out the championship week which ends Sunday. do you drop Wilson Ramos for Omar Narvaez? Saw that Ramos is not catching noah tonight.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Civale, Bundy, that order

  30. Harley Earl says:
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    Aquino!!!!!! Ugh.

    So, now that we’ve seen the best of Aquino and we may still not have seen the worst, what’s our thoughts on this guy for 2020? Is he for real? I’ve got him on my dynasty league team. I like him, I’m not cutting him. But my faith has been shaken!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly somewhere in middle… Maybe 30-homer, .240 hitter

    • galica says:
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      Harley Earl!

      Love all your posts!!!

      Seeing Aquino play defense makes me think he will be there in RF 9/10 in 2020. Secondly, have you seen how the lineup card for the Reds is filled out at least 5 hours before game time, for sure the 1st one that’s filled in for the evening regardless of start time? That’s what I call the Aquino factor. Also, he has hit MANY loud outs to RF like the flyball he hit against Vargas. He will kill it next year.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Wow, I love both these responses.

        I’d be quite happy with 30 HR and a .240 average. I play in an OBP league and he seems to be just fine in OBP, takes quite a few walks.

        Thanks Galica! Appreciate the comment. You’ve seen him play a lot haven’t you? I don’t get to see him much at all other than the highlights on MLB Network and he hasn’t had many of those lately. However, loud outs are music to my ears! I like the sound of that. I have noticed the lineup card for Cincy being turned in earlier than anyone else. Interesting!!! I wondered about that! Good stuff to know, and I definitely hope he kills it next year!!!

        Faith Restored!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. cyler8 says:
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    The title. I can’t. Lol. Oh this was good. Thank you.

    For a dynasty keep forever league would you rather have Yordan or Vladdy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title’s all Rudy… Vladdy

  32. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    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), 2 moves left this week

    Been hit with a couple starting guys being DTD, I’ll be dropping Vasquez (clearly) and drop who else to pick up 2 off the wire. I’ll need at least a 2B, second player could be hitter or pitcher/reliever.

    Mitch Haniger / Sonny Gray / German Marquez / Y. Chirinos are available but don’t think they’d crack my keep 12 next year so no point in grabbing them, you agree?

    WIRE:

    HIT – H. Kendrick (2B), R. Grichuk, G. Hampson (2B), K. Lewis, T. Edman(2B), T. Frazier, B. Nimmo, L. Arraez(2B), H. Bader, K. Wong (2B), D. Gregorius, M. Haniger, C. Hernandez (2B), M. Rojas (2B),

    PIT – C. Bassit @TEX, M. Fiers @TEX, A. DeScalfani NYM, M. Kelly @SD, A. Plutko PHI,

    RP – B. Hand, I. Kennedy, J. Leclerc, B. Workman, H. Robles, S. Greene, S. Lugo

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B –C. Santana
    2B – K. Marte *DTD
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – S. Castro
    LF – J.D. Martinez *DTD
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – H. Dozier
    Util – G. Urshela
    BN – A. Rizzo *DTD
    BN – C. Yelich *DTD

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – F. Vazquez (RP) *NA
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – A. Heaney
    BN – N. Eovaldi
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonny Gray is available? Wow, he should be owned

      I’d go Wong

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        Alright, I’ll add Wong for immediate help and drop Vasquez, who’s the second drop to all Sonny gray ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t possibly be starting Eovaldi in any games

  33. Steve says:
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    Do you like Mercado, Biggio or Grichuk as UTIL in 5×5? Overall production

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Or Lourdes..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  34. Smitty says:
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    Gee Wally! Reminds me of my favorite episode when Barbara Billingsley is talking to Wally’s father in the kitchen and says, “Ward, don’t you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?”

    Hey seriously, which 2 of these guys will produce best basic stats next week:
    Hampson 6 (3 vs MIL / 3 @ SF) 3 in COL
    Berti 7 (3 vs PHI / 4 @ NYM)
    Rojas 6 (3 vs STL / 3 vs SD) 6 @ Home
    W. Flores 6 (same as Rojas)
    Hoerner 6 (3 @ PIT / 3 @ STL) 6 on Road
    Gregorious 5 (2 @ TB / 3 @ TEX) 5 0n Road / sits vs LHP

    As always, thx for ur input Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

      Hmm… Hoerner, Berti, but could be any of them

      • Smitty says:
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        Interesting you gave Hoerner (8 hole) a nod – really like the kid & could go off?
        Rojas (2 hole) 6 @ home and Hampson (7 hole) showing life are tempting too

        Sitting Gregorious so go ahead and mark him down for a career week but only 5 games and at least 1 LHP (McKay) drops him to 4 games (or less) and I need STATS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rojas and Hampson don’t play anywhere near every day

          • Smitty says:
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            Good point Grey, will monitor closely this week. Just put in a claim for Hoerner. Final decision to come, every stat golden with categories really close – thanks brother

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. Yaz Mantle says:
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    are you betting on Fiers pitching on saturday and do you think they let him go 5? THX!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know when he lines up, not sure why he wouldn’t go 5 IP whenever he pitches unless he’s rocked

  36. ozzie smith says:
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    The Robot loves him some Nelson Cruz today vs. Nova (Chw) but I’m having a hard time starting him over Yordan Alvarez vs. Allard (Tex)
    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t bench Yordan

      • ozzie smith says:
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        I know, I agree.
        I have rich people problems in this particular league…
        OF- Acuna (drafted)
        OF- Judge (drafted)
        OF- Soto (drafted)
        U- Cruz (traded for when injured)
        Then there’s Yordan who has probably been my pick up of the year. Makes for a hard decision almost every day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that is stacked

    • Coolwhip

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      I’d start Yordong cus he’s at home. Houston in the summer, plus he’s .333/.436/.687 at home.

  37. Tom says:
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    Timmy (The Friday Sell) Anderson, no pub and no love.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t love Tim Anderson?

      • Tom says:
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        I’m loving his stats, especially that BA, glad I didn’t sell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  38. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    What’s your opinion on Josh VanMeter for 2020? Possible sleeper candidate? Or just an onbase nightmare? I like him but really unsure about him. Looking at adding him to my roster for next season if you like him too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He lokks like a 14/17/.230 guy who is likely a platoon guy

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Ugh. Not exactly what I was hoping you’d say! The search continues!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry!

  39. William Hung says:
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    Per RW: Felipe Vazquez admitted to police on Tuesday that he had a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl in 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s quite the piece of garbage — end of his career

  40. waffles says:
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    who do i bench today between Adam Frazier, Kevin Newman (Justin Dunn) or Kyle Lewis (Agrazal)? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  41. James Bolger says:
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    Can’t hold JD Davis if he doesn’t play. Who would you suggest as a replacement among:
    *Biggio
    *Grisham
    *Lux
    *Gardner
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  42. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need 2 streamers for this week. Based on potential matchups my choices are:

    Glasnow vs. Boston
    J. Lyles vs. SD
    Plesac vs. Philly
    Yarbrough vs. Boston
    Lynn @ Oakland

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, Lyles

      • SF says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Giacomo says:
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    Do You think Carlos Martinez will join the Starting Rotation next year? Would You keep him in a 10 team dynasty as a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I believe the Cards have indicated that already

  44. toolshed says:
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    Conforto is the only guy in baseball who can go to Coors and come out of their with a 1 for 13 and zero counting stats. 0 for 2 so far today. He also really has a unique skill of completely disappearing from the stat sheet far too often and it really kills his uou upside that is buried in his skill set somewhere.

    Also, love the mets in a race and they sit jd davis twice in the coors series. He has a 350/.381/.500 lome in sept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Conforto gets super boring for huge stretches

  45. Gotime says:
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    Grey anything on Netflix (series) worth watching lately? Just finished season 2 Ozark, great show

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it is great… Have you watched Gomorra?

    • The Harrow says:
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      after thinking for a long time ozark season 3 would be out by now i found out they are shooting it into october, so it won’t be out till end of year.

  46. Gotime says:
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    Gomorra, seen the name around the comments … Grey’s seal of approval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best show on Netflix, ya gotta read tho

      • Harley Earl says:
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        What is Gamoora about Gey? I’m intrigued!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, WUT

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Whooops … LOL that was an accident. I was actually interested in the TV show Hahhahaa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he do it again LaRockakis?!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Not today, but four in five games. I was celebrating that you finally wrote about him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice!

  47. fleeced says:
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    please rank ROS.. Hoskins, Benintendi, Sano, Stanton, Hiura and K. Lewis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Hiura, Hoskins, Benintendi

  48. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Nova was taken out after 1 inning (2K; 2BB; no runs) against Min. Do you know if this was the plan? I noted that ESPN has him the probable starter in 2 days. I assumed this was an error — but now I’m not so sure.
    – His next two starts are vs Detroit. So I hesitate to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was his throw day, he was used as an Opener

  49. William Hung says:
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    thanks for the shout out on the podcast – i wish it was under better circumstances! I almost cried reliving that day. Because not only was it down to 1 strike out, but I also win if the damn Brewers don’t give up that GS to Braun OR I decided to sit Quintana instead of seeing SONs +19 and starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a tough break that illustrated how awful H2H can be

      • William Hung says:
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        for the first 3 years, it was wonderful when I won all 3 times! Doesn’t take away from the fact i was in first for all of 2 weeks (After Week 1 when I was .5 back of 2nd place and then sometime in the middle of the season when I was 2nd… but then stayed in first throughout)

        SON messed me up a bit with benching Paxton and starting Quintana – not sure how helpful SON is in H2H

        • The Harrow says:
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          SON’s projections apply equally for h2h, roto. it can’t cure short term randomness nor selective memory though. if you wanted to use recency bias (something you did with benching some RP on sunday) paxton had been very good lately.

  50. Sandman says:
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    Bass was not used as closer, and magill was … do you think there was a changing of the guard ?

    Thanks !

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      it already happened, magill was sore back or something was the only reason bass went over him for a week or so there. a.adams is probably a bigger possible fear on this. but it’s for right now still gotta be magill/bass/adams

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        scratch that adams stuff, bass used as 8th inning holds man tonight. adams clear 3rd as of now then.

  51. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Derek Law (and me) could do with a double-play about now…

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Uh-oh.

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        YES!

  52. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with pretty much all hitting cats added (slugging, total bases, OBP, hits, OPS etc).
    C s.murphy
    1B vaquez (C, i know but these 2 are simply better like this than any 1B in FA, lost rizzo)
    2B mostsuckass
    SS polanco
    3B k.seager (amazing how awful he was but very solid for last 2 months or so for deep leagues)
    OF (3) nimmo (added since COL), mcneil (2B/3B), wendle (SS/2B/3B)
    util (1) segura
    BN bader

    DL gallo, stanton (he’s back BABY!)

    drop bader or nimmo or wendle for stanton for tomorrow (today when this is read)

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