“Hologram Harry Caray leading the nation, nay, the world in Take Me Out To The Ballgame at the Field of Dreams game, wait, what’s this? Hologram Tupac, Hologram Babe Ruth and Hologram Barbara Bush have joined him, embracing. It’s East Coast, West Coast, Midcoast and Southcoast coming together, as only holograms can! If holograms can come together, then why can’t we, as people, come together? Rob Manfred has done it again!” *wavy lines* Oh my God, we’ve been inside a Rob Manfred’s dream sequence! It was a Field of Dreams dream! AHHH!!! I need to shower! So, the Field of Dreams game went off again without a hitch. Oops, I mean without a Hitch, meaning Will Smith and Kevin James both were not in attendance. For some reason, MLB thought the Reds and Cubs should be rewarded that showcase. If you’re going to have two teams who are trying to lose games, and dismantle its stars, then why not do a Major League theme in Cleveland? One thing baseball has is decent movies. Why not do a different one each year? Bull Durham theme one year in a MiLB park; The Natural theme one year in a lightning storm; The Rookie theme one year with all old players. The possibilities are endless! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nick Lodolo – 4 2.3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.72. The moment, solemn pause, the corn just seemed too much for him.

Jonathan India – Left the game with an injury, because: of course. He’s been injured the entire year, and as soon as he gets healthy, he gets hurt again. Next year, when we’re all out on him, he’s gonna have the best year ever, and burn us all over again.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Streamonator hates his next start. but it’s against the Gnats, and what have we learned? All starts vs. the Gnats are good.

Vinnie Pasquantino – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer this week. Put some mozzarella on your schmotato for Vinnie Pasketti!

Zack Greinke – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.29. He’s going to be a Hall of Famer, yet there’s nothing being said about his final year, if this is it, which I have to assume it is. There’s been so little said about his final swan song that you would think he were in charge of the PR campaign.

Yasmani Grandal – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and first homer since May 16th. Has anyone got more cooked than Grandal? You talk about Bellinger and Yelich. I, a cultured man, talk about how Grandal was actually being drafted before Bellinger and Yelich in ADP and has three freakin’ homers while batting .204.

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .297. Hurry up, La Russa, bench him!

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.96. Thinking about having a team with McClanahan and Cease and my mom yelling at the bathroom door, “What are you doing in there so long?!”

Jarred Kelenic – Was sent down because he’s the worst hitter of all-time.

Steven Kwan – 1-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (10). Would love to embarrass myself and go pull some old quotes of mine from April when I thought Kwan was going to be the best thing since sliced bread, and not even normally sliced bread, but like challah slices, while pronouncing like, “Holla!” How’sever, I won’t be doing any quote pulls because I’m lazy. I truly am shocked at how little power he turned out to have. Thought he was a 15-ish homer guy. He turned out to be the outfield version of Nick Madrigal. Call him Nick Whiffenpoof.

Javier Baez – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .221. Real question: Javier Baez is going around 150th overall next year, are you in?

Zach Plesac – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.32. I’m convinced anyone that was good in 2020 isn’t really good. They just excel during pandemics. Let this monkeypox thing get out of control and I’ll draft Plesac again.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3, 1 RBI. Saw a report from the Red Sox that said Hosmer was back in the Red Sox lineup and it reminded me of a horror film when they realize the killer is in the house.

John Schreiber – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.80, and his 4th save. Oh, okay, so Cora’s gonna use Whitlock and Schreiber for multiple innings. All right, I guess that means they’re gonna share the closer job by natural elimination of who can and cannot throw again due to overuse.

Wynton BernardRockies are calling up a 31-year-old rookie. Something feels profound about everyone watching a Costner cosplay, and the Rockies are playing a Dennis Quaid movie.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.08. After getting burned by Mikolas, I benched a good game by Jose Quintana and German Marquez. If Mikolas never happened, would I have started these other two? That’s the Sliding Doors dilemma where I find myself–Sorry! I was writing that in my diary. Wasn’t meant for you.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Yeah, he’s in Coors. That’s what happens in Coors. He does well. We know this, right?

Brendan Rodgers – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .288. He’s gonna end the year around 15/.285 and 75 RBIs with zero steals, so Sherlock, is that good? *whispers* Not really. By the by, he had 12 steals in Double-A in 2018, and, in 235 MLB games, he’s attempted zero steals.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer. Au Shizz!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5 and his 24th homer. I have the reasoning behind the Rockies trading away Arenado and $50 million right over here by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Nolan Gorman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer. Just went to look to see if NoGo was in this afternoon’s Buy column, and he is not. Who was the joker who wrote that thing?!

Merrill Kelly – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.95. I saw he gave up four steals with all of them coming off Kelly/Kelly, so no wonder! That’s unfair, he can’t throw to himself.

Emmanuel Rivera – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last four games. He’s also not in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now and if you want to pretend he’s in this afternoon’s Buy, then pretend away!

Max Fried – Hit the concussion IL. When asked how many fingers his coach was holding up, Max said, “Three,” and the coach was holding up his bare foot, so that’s a concussion.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Basically worthless, and he has more homers than Carlos Correa, Randal Grichuk, Luis Robert, Joey Votto, Andrew Vaughn, J.D. Martinez. Just Doubles Martinez has nine homers! Yo, dubya tee eff?

Martin Maldonado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Martin Maldonado has three more homers than J.D. Martinez!

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.73. Ya know how there’s cheering sections for certain players and they dress up like different things? There should be a Framber cheering section where they all dress up like a raspberry in the Fruit of the Loom-type way and call themselves Fram-boys. Yeah, I just give away million dollar ideas.

Cole Ragans – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.82. Someone who liked Friday Night Lights but can’t properly recall their favorite character says, “I liked Cole Ragans.”

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer. Solo homer in the 9th of a blowout. This guy is like Jeter with better defense and more power!

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.29. This was the first game Kyle Gibson didn’t give up a homer in twelve years, said Elias Sports Bureau of It Feels Like It.

Edward Cabrera – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.05. Just gonna draft all Marlins starters next year. Don’t need to dare me, save your double dares, I’m just doing it in all leagues. Well, except Sandy, he’ll be too expensive. But give me your Ed-Cabs, Luzardos, Garretts, I’ll even get back in on your Pab-Lopii, because the price is gonna be reduced. Streamonator doesn’t like Ed-Cab’s next, but I could see starting him.

Max Muncy – Diagnosed with a hand contusion, and he wasn’t able to grip the bat. Now he’s gotta go handless at the urinal.

Shane Baz – Limited to plyometric exercises for at least two weeks. Plyometric exercises? What’s he doing, splitting paper towels?

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Kirk
Kirk
1 month ago

Hey man, need to get rid of 1-2 of my SP. Who’s droppable ROS? Thank

Peralta
Morton
Cobb
Clevinger
Lynn
Giolito
Montas
Gilbert
Gray
Heaney

Team 12
Team 12
1 month ago

Dynasty OBP 6×6:

Kyle Tucker – $15

or

Nick Castellanos – $17
Daulton Varsho – $9
Nestor Cortes – $3

leon
leon
1 month ago

start 3:
Marte, Barrero, Luis Urias, Franmil, Paredes. ty

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Segura or Rengfino ros? Obp format. I wasn’t sure who you recommended from my earlier question. Thanks

david
david
1 month ago

Start or Sit
Lauer @ STL (Montgomery)
Quantrill @ TOR (Berrios)
Thanks as always for your expertise.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I enjoyed the letter below from Cubby regarding his need to watch innings. I am glad that I am not alone in this situation. I am therefore going to sit the Brewers Eric Lauer against the Cards at St Louis.

Do you agree?

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you!

Gazzo
Gazzo
1 month ago

I finally gave up on India. Dropped him for Logan Webb (who was on the wire for some reason) and now playing Andrew Vaughn at 2B, where he qualifies in my league. Far better off. Watch India get red-hot, my silent scream will make birds fall from the sky.
Wish I had jettisoned him a long time ago, he and Casty have murdered my team.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Would you rather have Musgrove or Nola in a keeper? Is it close? Thanks!

DubDub
DubDub
1 month ago

Mornin’ Grey! Who’s your drop here to activate JRod?

KMarte (2b/of), AGimenez (2b/ss), BLowe (2b/of)
KWright, CJavier
JMiranda (1b/3b)

I start one of the 2b, Gimenez is my only bench ss, and Miranda is my only bench guy at either 1b or 3b. I’m leaning towards Javier because this H2H league has K/BB instead of K, so only one counting category for SPs, and I have deGrom/McClanahan/Woodruff/Cortes, and the wire has guys like Luzardo/Carrasco/Urquidy.

DubDub
DubDub
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I kinda knew you were going to say that but I had to ask anyway because I’ve grown to appreciate the boring thereness of Ketel, playing late games in PST to let me swap in his 1-for-4 with a run for whoever happens to be sitting on a given day.

Will
Will
1 month ago

On Javy, it really is amazing all the grief he got from Cubs fans last year, yet he put up a .265/.494/.813 line with 31 HR, 87 RBI and 18 steals. Totally rosterable. But this year’s .221/.378/.642 line with 11 HR, 44 RBi and 4 steals is so pedestrian (much like Nick Castellanos this year) that I wonder if he’ll even be kept this offseason in our keep 8 forever league. I’d probably draft him around 150 if he’s there ’cause he can’t really be this bad, can he?

Will
Will
1 month ago

Overall Fox did a nice job with the broadcast, and it’s always good to see a Cubs win. But hologram Harry was terrible, an insult to his memory and to Cubs fans. Shame on Fox for trotting out that monstrosity.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

LOL, good point, they shoulda at least had him holding a can of Bud

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Grissom or Vinnie?

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
1 month ago

Grey awesome per usual … was offered his Framber for my V Grissom.. 12 team roto… keep 10 & 12 farm … whatcha think ?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
1 month ago

Grey

No questions today.

Just a thanks for all you and your staff provide. Those that love their work do their work better than those that don’t and the Razzball site is a testament to that.

Your opening piece about honoring different baseball classic movies was hilarious. I would like to see them someday do a tribute to the movie ‘ The Fan ‘ …We can have Tony LaRussa play the Dinaro part . Andrew Vaugn can be the player he is obsessed with. Tony would gladly take the roll if his producer pays him in perpetual last rounds.

Anyways, I know I said no questions, and this question is not fantasy related, but I am off work today and I am sitting here writing this doing my version of Boba . With my version you roll it up in EZ widers , spark it up and inhale. ( I am a bit old school. Or maybe just old ) . Anyways, the question.
As of today, gun to your head, who do you think plays in the world series and who wins.

As always thanks in advance for your answer and thanks to infinity for all of the entertainment and insight.

Cubby
Cubby
1 month ago

I’m over the projected innings for the rest of the season in a dynasty points league. Not by a ton, but by enough to justify some benching for later in the year if I need the points. My rotation and bullpen are:

Urias, Alcantara, Woodruff, Framber, Ashby, Kopech, Stroman
Clase, Whitlock, Munoz, B. Abreu, Iglesias, Houck

For the rest of the season, I only want to start my rotation when I’m confident in the return being good. It’s a points league where HR allowed, BB and H allowed are negatives, yet IP and K’s are positive.

How does this sound?

Never move: all of my bullpen pitchers will be in the lineup everyday
Never bench: Alcantara, Woodruff, Framber, Urias
Favorable matchups and Away: Stroman
Against weak teams or at good ballparks: Kopech, Ashby

Which leads me to…..Kopech and Ashby. Kopech, despite having good matchups today against Detroit, I may bench him until he shows me he’s back. He’s more of a stash for me, but I’m concerned for 2022. Ashby seems good for about 75% of his start, but runs into trouble too often. What do you think of them in 2022 and of my plan?

Thanks

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for the input.

Kopech and Ashby are good dynasty holds though, so I’ll just keep them benched. I’m more of a conservative player, so I may bench for awhile. If Ashby ever goes back to the bullpen, I may slot him in my lineup because he was significantly better in that role, and provided good per innings numbers.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 month ago

Hey Grey – would you rather stream Detmers (vs Min) or Heaney (@KC) tomorrow?

Dong Show
Dong Show
1 month ago

Closer question for you, standards H2H league, 10 teams.

Is it worth holding Houck on IL or cut him and grab Wick?

I’m in first and have E.Diaz, Jansen, L. Hendricks and Seranthony for context, so I’m not hurting, for saves, but that Boston situation just seems very messy.

Thanks in advance Grey!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

Have a great weekend!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

That rusty nail Jared Walsh is your biggest miss this year!

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Grey, you beautiful genius, I need your help. I was offered a trade I hate. 20-team 6×6 Keep everyone Dynasty.

I get Tucker, Ahmed, Raisel.
He gets Webb, Gilbert, Correa, and E. Ruiz.

I don’t need any of it, but Tucker would be a great get. It hurts my pitching and speed, potentially. I’d also have a grip of RF (Teoscar, Soto, Judge eventually, Tucker).

At what point do you hamper your overall production for a top-12 dynasty asset?

phillip
phillip
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So if Jhoan Duran is swapped out for Ruiz, and Rosario is swapped for nothing, and the trade is Tucker, Iglesias for Webb, Gilbert, Correa, Duran, you still think it is good move to grab Tucker?

phillip
phillip
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for your input, Grey. Final deal: Tucker, Iglesias, Profar for Webb, Gilbert, Correa, J. Duran.

How are you feeling about Lindor these days? he might be gettable.

Leon
Leon
1 month ago

Thoughts on nick pivetta? Still on board with him? Or has he regressed to the point of not being ownable. 15 man dynasty.

Looking at him vs pitts this week.

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 month ago

Is it time to cut ties with Jared Walsh in 12ers? Options are Naquin, Pasquantino, Franmil, or hold

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Papa Jean Segura
1 month ago

I would go Franmil for ROS this year. If it is a keeper/dynasty league perhaps Vinnie P.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

Hey to the HEy hey, Grey,

I forgot to drop LoBlowLo after you said you were ignoring the bot yesterday, so I’m not making the same mistake twice.

Bot really likes (20.0) and I kindasorta like JoMo v MIL tonight. Whadya think?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Lurrrrrrrrves, buddy, lurves.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
1 month ago

is Jared Walsh worth keeping? have to drop Walsh, Tyler Naquin or Aledmys Diaz? which to cut loose for ROS?

DrEasy
DrEasy
1 month ago

Luzardo is available on waivers, but his next two games are against Atlanta and the Dodgers. Still worth picking him up? And starting him against these two teams?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  DrEasy
1 month ago

I would grab Luzardo and start him everywhere. The robot doesnt like his next two starts at all, but the robot is, for some reason, never really likes him. After years of waiting for it, he has finally reached ace status when he came off of IL. He will be a top ten pitcher ( think Cease ) next season.

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Can’t believe I went YOLO with Lodolo last night, that first inning wanted me to go Chris Sale style on my TV…

With that being said, which SP’s interest you down the stretch, looking to improve my ratios as I have the Ks.

Matt Manning, Ranger Suarez, Brady Singer, Jose Quintana, or play the long game with some long relief

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Streaming is the optimal choice but I keep getting burned here by guys like MadBum vs Pirates or Lynn vs Royals.

I guess it my only option at this point, bring on the hockey season already !

BallerMike
BallerMike
1 month ago

Hey guru, need saves, gotta drop Tepera or Will Crowe

What % of FAAB for Jeremy Pena add, drop DeJong? Need SB no power….or just add Nicky Lopez

Last edited 1 month ago by BallerMike
Johnson
Johnson
1 month ago

Grey! 2 weeks regular season left in our league, crazy to drop JD Martinez for Pham at this point? Could also use the CF eligibility.

Sport
Sport
1 month ago

Happy Friday Grey the White!

They were just talking about Grienke on the local sports radio yesterday (610 AM). In the spring training he supposedly told George Brett he wants to retire a Royal. He also mentioned in a spring training interview he doesn’t plan on this being his final year. Rumor also has it he somewhat is enjoying the role of mentoring the young g guns. All those things add up to……’who the hell knows’. All I know is it’s getting exciting around KC again.

I’m out on Baez at 150 next year. I still have him in a dynasty and I do t know why, but next year I’ll be filling other needs around that spot. Or whatever spot he is available!

Thanks for the write up!

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Like I said, who the hell knows for sure, but indications in spring training was he planned on pitching more than one more year. I can’t imagine May, June, and early July were very fun. Why would someone want to come back? Lots of talk about the clubhouse and environment very different in the last couple of weeks and guys having lots of fun.

The number one determining factor of course, is Greinke is a little ‘out there’. You just never know what he’ll say or do.

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I think its time to say see ya to Seiya. Would you pick up any of these? 12 team redraft
Nick Gordon
Ozuna
Pham
Joc

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  stevie
1 month ago

Seiya has not performed close to expectations. But if these are the best guys available, I think I would hold.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ace of Spades
MarvPesos
MarvPesos
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

With Fried going down with Concussion hopefully it’s a short IL stint but who knows and I’m now a bit worried about my staff heading into the last couple weeks before playoffs.

I wasn’t able to acquire a catcher through trades so at this point I either grab a wire guy or punt catcher. I believe I’m also lacking in a 3rd basemen (although Hayes has been playing better lately and have Gorman as a backup)

1)    Would you grab a waiver catcher or punt the category?

2)    Any other swaps from wire would you make?

3)    Any specific pitchers worth swapping for my current staff ?

WIRE

BAT – S. Murphy (c), C. Kelly (c), J. Heim (c), J. Votto, R. Urias, J. Iglesias, N. Lopez, S. Brown, L. Renfigo, P. DeJong, N. Gordon, K. Ruiz (c),

PIT – J. Steele, Z. Greinke, K. Bubic, M. Keller, D. Dunning, G. Ashcraft, K. Thompson, D. Smyly, R. Stripling (IL), I. Kennedy (RP), R. Wick (RP), J. Hernandez (RP). T. Scott (RP), M. Melancon (RP),

My Team:
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – K. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – M. Betts
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – A. Garcia
RF – C. Yelich
Util – J. Profar
BN – J. India
BN – N. Gorman
BN – R. Greene
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – C. Javier
SP – J. Urquidy
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – P. Sandoval
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
IL – M. Fried (IL7)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

well right now my keepers would be Goldy, Betts, Seager, K Marte, Eloy, A. Garcia, Nola, Fried

and 2 from: N. Gorman, R. Greene, India, Hayes, Javier/Kirby (which 2 would you keep from those ? and are they all kinda close?)

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  MarvPesos
1 month ago

Also, Heim over Murphy at catcher, is that better team winning factor in that decision ? or higher floor with Heim ? seems like Murphy is getting more at bats

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

K awesome, thanks. Also Edward Cabrera is also available, if I find room for a pitcher, you taking him over Steele?

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Would you drop Singer,Wood or Heaney for Edward Cabrera? In first place so for this year but it is a keeper league. Thanks!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Reply to  Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

I would rather have Cabrera than any of these three, especially in a keeper league. Probably would drop Wood first, but it depends on needs and matchups.

robbo
robbo
1 month ago

Who is the drop: Seiya, Seth Brown or T O’Neill?

Thanks

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Right hand contusion always sounds not serious …. But when you can’t close your hand or hold a bat, like Muncy, it’s kind of serious. Fighting for a playoff spot and could use someone like Walker in Coors. Would you drop?

Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Garbage Day
1 month ago

OR just drop Renfroe and go with a shallow bench.

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! My team is a mess

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Mr. P
Mr. P
1 month ago

Hi Grey … I need some infield help. How would you rank the following schmotato’s for ROS …

DeJong, Elehuris Montero, Jose Iglesias, Wong

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

Jarren Duran and Jared Kelenic walk into a bar and find Cody Bellinger and Tyler O’Neil having a drink together. The begin talking about how all of their mothers decided on their names while watching Must See TV on a Thursday night in 1997 . . .

Just then, a large meteor comes roaring out of the sky and hits the bar directly, vaporizing everything inside.

The end.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 month ago

Did India happen to be anywhere close by?

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

Of course,he was laid up in bed.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  sportivetricks
1 month ago

HAHA!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 month ago

Contreras rolls his ankle last night. Looks bad, Walks it off and stays in the game. If that was Haniger it would have ended his season. Some guys…

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Didn’t know Neymar made the switch over the major league baseball, quite the entrance last night

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
1 month ago

You were 1000% right on Dylan Cease this year.

John
John
1 month ago

How to lose your league without really trying! Dropped Pham Saturday after he hit one HR and batted .157 over the past 40 games. Kept Alek Thomas cuz he faced the pirates and then the Rockies this week. Now spending my time figuring out which wide receiver to take with the #%*%# 11th pick in football.

Luigi
Luigi
1 month ago

More value ROS: Tepera or T.Rogers (or neither)?

Any faith in Eduardo Rodriguez or Trevor Rogers returning and pitching well?

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
1 month ago

Morning Grey. Need to let one go, BLowe, Baez or Marte.
Thanks, have a good weekend.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dickie Tee
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Jeremy Pena stopped hitting a few weeks ago. Still I like him (and his Astro Houston line-up for couting stats). He was dropped in one of my leagues.

Grissom or Pena?

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
1 month ago

you weren’t starting either of quintana or nazi in COL unless in very deep spots or crazy innings maxes leagues anyway, or like a h2h at end of the week and you’re stone dead in ratios and why not get some K’s, QS, wins regardless of how mikolas did. hehe. i’d have started quintana in a 30 for instance (but traded him earlier for t.anderson as part of getting an OF, got k.calhoun/t.anderson for longo/quintana, the contracts/costs were also similar, the kinds of spots where having waivered SAMPSON! and bradish and voth are huge wins when they were called up/signed)

Jerome Bishop
Jerome Bishop
1 month ago

H2H would you trade Teoscar and musgrove for machado? Thanks.

I’d draft Baez at 150. Sometimes a player on a new team feels more relaxed in a second year. That alone is worth the gamble there.

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  Jerome Bishop
1 month ago

it’s the regression to normal the year after moving cities and getting large contract, which is more statistically common (the 1st year being worse) than the more popularly quoted as likely to happen “they play better in last year of a contract”.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Just when you think India cannot disappoint any more than he already has, he gets hurt again. Actually it gets worse every day even even when he remains in the lineup because he does nothing. The quality of his contact has been $hitty (most scientific term I could think of). He’s swinging more, swinging out of the zone more, has an 18% infield fly %, ev down, barrel rate down, walking less, etc. I cant find one positive. Check out his statcast chart. I cant take it anymore. I asked about segura over india about a week ago. Have you changed your mind? Thanks

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Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

I should clarify that this is a reserve spot for 2b/mi (daily lineups). Need for off days or if something happens to my starting 2b (supposed to be india). Other options available include escobar, rengifo, wong. Ugh

galica1234
galica1234
1 month ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!!

a. I apologize profusely to ‘The Itch’ when I miss more than 2 of his reports consecutively (or 2 back-to-back reports) but when I miss more than 1 of your reports it has to be more than a profuse apology! Go figure! Was busy messin’ around town, not much of an excuse. Sorry! But only missed one, so my apology is required to be slightly less than profuse.

b. Kwan joins Grandal to get fitted for the 3-HR jacket in the dugout! Awesome!! I kept Rutschman on my bench for the entire year because there is no minors’ IL etc. It’ll probably cost me because in season’s past I had a huge catcher scab. Love Rutschman and he’ll be a great one as far as catchers go but catchers suck or they’re really great on offense and piss poor on defense, the team finds out and move them out of the catcher role for the better defender. Good catchers catch and throw out the runner, it’s a big part of their game.

c. Saw how hot Rivera’s been and said I gotta have him though (reversal!) a good defender at 3B would have started a 5-4-3 double play on the ball he hit past Hayes for a standup, 2-run double. Right?

d. George Carlin quote of the day for August 12, 2022

I was on a talk show recently, and the host asked me, “What do you think about the dope problem?” I said, “Definitely, I feel we have too many dopes.” No question about it. That’s why we have a drug problem, I feel; it’s because everyone has access to drugs…it’s all those DRUG stores, right? Every three or four blocks, there’s a big sign: “DRUGS”, “Open All Night – DRUGS”, “We Deliver – DRUGS”, “Cut-rate DRUGS”… it’s the biggest thing on their sign: “Cosmetics – Sundries – DRUGS.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
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Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Grey!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Good luck with the Buy/Sell report! Looking forward to it of course.

Cheers,
Ante