I’m OCD about my iTunes.  I listen to a new album a few times, pick out some songs that I like, five star them, and then play them endlessly until I’m sick of them.  My top 20 for most played is embarrassing.   I like Lil Wayne more than anyone should ever admit.  Sometimes I have a song on repeat, and I’ll get a phone call (rare; only old people use the phone for calling people), the doorbell will ring (less rare; Cougs orders a ton of shizz on Amazon) or I’m just called away from my desk for some reason.  Then I’ll forget I have a song on repeat and I’ll go to lunch, dinner or…No, those are the only reasons I leave my fantasy cave.  When I come back and see a song’s play count has been artificially boosted with me not listening, I will edit info in iTunes and reset the play count to where it was before the accidental repeat.  It’s important to have a gage to tell how much you like a song.  Do you like it enough to play it 200 times like, say, Aloe Blacc’s Red Velvet Seat or do you like it enough to listen to it 120 times like, say, Tom Petty Yer So Bad (actual play counts)?  Why do I bring this up now?  Because Rick Porcello should roll his win count back to 15.  21 wins?!  C’mon!  That is misrepresenting him in every conceivable way.  Yesterday, Rick Porcello went 9 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.08, to move his record to 21-4 <–LIES!  He’s pretending to be Eazy E vs. Johnny Cash (great song; play count 278) when he’s really Randy Newman’s Short People (good song, but you ain’t listening to that nonsense more than once every few months; play count 59).  His ERA isn’t even accurate.  It’s saying, “I’m Bon Iver’s Skinny Love (play count 175),” when it’s really You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb by Spoon (play count 96).  The only thing that is sort of legit is his 0.98 WHIP, but that’s more Men At Work’s Overkill (play count 186) legit.  Have a season, Rick Porcello, but you are so Rihanna’s Diamonds (play count 86) and not Martians vs. Goblins (play count 365).  Also, if you want more, we talk about Rick Porcello on today’s podcast.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mookie Betts – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer.  Now, he’s Weezy, cause real g’s move in silence like lasagna.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 35th homer.  Cage the Elephant’s Shake Me Down?  Okay, I’ll stop now.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.13.  I’m not deterred by Bundy’s September (5+ ERA).  Not as much as maybe I should be, but he was jerked around in middle relief for a while and he’s likely tired.  Would I own him right now in redrafts?  Nah, you lose your hair and brain?  I’m talking more for next year.

Steven Matz – Could return on Friday.  *busts out handy Mets pitchers updates’ chart, moves finger to line that says “could start, and says he ‘feels good'”  Okay, so Matz will be shutdown by Wednesday after having a setback.

Noah Syndergaard – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  “It’s a beautiful day here in Queens for the Wild Card one game playoff.  Taking the mound for the hometown Mets will be Bartolo Colon…”

T.J. Rivera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Yesterday, I said he could be a hot schmotato.  Today, I say yup.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .302.  His season totals don’t say the full story.  At the All-Star break, almost four months into the season, you didn’t even want Freeman on your team.  In 110 less at-bats in the 2nd half, he has 15 more RBIs and only one less homer.

Dansby Swanson – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 2nd steal.  You thought shortstop was stacked for next year?  Dansby could break out too.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.26.  True story alert!  I can’t spell genius without a spellchecker, but I can spell Jhoulys.  Someone should get together a bunch of baseball bloggers and have us do a spelling bee with players’ names.  I’d potentially misspell Javy Guerra as J-U-N-I-O-R Guerra.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Honestly, seriously, awkwardly sentence intro-ly, Mazara may have cooled off a lot, but he’s having a solid rookie year for a 21-year-old.

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  I don’t trust Perez at all, Stream-o-Nator hates him every time out because he gets no Ks, but — and this is a well-sculpted Serena Williams-type but — I’d stream Perez in his next start.

Addison Russell – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .247.  Can throw him into the same blurb as Dansby, but Russell’s even further along.  Hopefully, not too far along, meaning he’s not always going to be this .245 hitter we’re seeing.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  He’s only played in 68 games and he already feels like yesterday’s news compared to Gary Sanchez.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Wow.  Seven homers in September?  How is this the same guy that hit that beautiful home run in his first career at-bat?  I’m half expecting him to say I’ve been playing the last two years with a broken wrist.  Any hoo!  He’s hitting near .350 in the last week, and might be hot.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  On most teams, he’s a #2.  With that said, does Hammel even make the Cubs’ playoff rotation?  Not to answer, but–Actually, no, you can answer.

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last week and hitting near .300 in that time and can you tell I’m trying hard to make Phillips sound appealing?

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  If you started him in Coors, you got bigger peanuts than the walnut sitting on top of your shoulders.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  How much wood can a Grichuk chuck in Coors?  We’ll see over the next two games.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, as he was on a 90 pitch count (he threw 88).  That’s after 64 pitches his last time out.  In two weeks, he’d be able to take the “Dusty Baker workload.”

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunner, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.57.   Bumgarner and Puig had some words during the game that nearly led to a fight.  After the game, Puig said he’d like to apologize for…And then he listed about 300-some odd things that he legitimately should apologize for, in a scene reminiscent of Chunk confessing in The Goonies, but for Bumgarner, Puig did not apologize.

Hunter Strickland – 0 IP, 0 ER and his 5th blown save.  Strickland’s shaping up to be Casilla’s equal.  Derek Law started the 9th, gave up a run (officially but it was coughed up by Strickland), Javier Lopez was used in the ninth, couldn’t record an out, Will Smith got buff, unfunny, stopped rapping and got Tom Cruise weird.  The Will Smith on the Giants came into the 8th.  I have no idea where Bochy’s going next, but it could be anyone wearing a Giants jersey.  Even you Matt Cain.

Steven Souza – Will have hip surgery on Wednesday.  I.e., the fat lady is singing with a Souza accompaniment.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer.  Isn’t it weird that Gattis has 28 homers and it feels kinda ho-hum?  It is weird.  That’s why I was asking.

Jharel Cotton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.50 vs. Brad Peacock – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Cotton came out ahead of Peacock, which is also an ad for underwear.  I have no faith in Peacock, but Cotton’s softening my trust fall.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in the last 10 games.  Brandon Drury is hella schmotato, but Healy’s hella hella schmotato and that ain’t hella bad, you feel me?  Okay, please stop.

Bruce Maxwell – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  He sounds like a lineman, and, he looks like one too.  To me, he profiles as a Kennys Vargas-type, and I wouldn’t bother with him outside of streaming a catcher.

Ryan Dull – 1 IP, 0 ER, in the 7th inning.  Hmm, okay, so Madson’s the closer again.  Dot dot dot.  Until he came into the 9th inning, gave up two runs and lost the game for the A’s.

Taijuan Walker – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Ah, Walker, you are so flaky.  He’s been around so long it’s easy to forget he’s only 24 years old.  At some point, I think the results will match the stuff.  I’d be lying if I said I knew when.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  If you batty called Martin, you had nothing for the entire day, then as the last game of the night concludes, you get a Martin homer.  You, sir, are living right.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 41st homer.  Whether it’s fair or not, Bautista scares me to death for Edwin.  Like an old stripper twerking, I’m worried at any moment the bottom will drop out.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Look at Estrada with the Ponch outs!  He had been in a terrible post-break slide (5.47 ERA in the 2nd half going into yesterday), but, with two weeks left, we’re trying to cling onto whatever we can, and maybe Estrada could have a decent final couple of starts.

Clayton Richard – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners,  2 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  I’m not being daft when I say I don’t trust him.  I mean, I am daft, but this is not the reason.  He has a 1.64 WHIP and nearly a 4 BB/9.  Clayton’s WHIP is almost the same as Clayton’s ERA, the good Clayton.

Wil Myers – 1-for-2 and his 26th homer.  I told you he didn’t retire in August!

Yordano Ventura – 9 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  This was his 2nd complete game of the season and career.  His last complete game was followed by an uninteresting 5 IP start vs. the Rays; his next start will be vs. the Tigers.  Will it be good Yordano, bad Yordano or ‘You threw the first punch, so book ’em ‘dano?’

Billy Burns – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th steal.  Burns has been functioning as a 4th outfielder, which makes no sense to me.  The Royals feel like a better club with Burns at the top of the lineup, setting the table even if they don’t have Billy Butler to feed.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .262, and this was his 2nd homer in as many games.  I’ve told you to pick up Kendrys about twenty times in the last thirty days. The first fifteen were friendly, next three were antagonistic, and the last two were “I’m over it.”

Paulo Orlando – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I liked Orlando better when he was called, “Which way to Epcot?”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer, hitting .300.  His rookie year, he had a great 1st half, poor power production in the 2nd half.  Last year, it was pretty even between the halfs.  This year, no 1st half, solid 2nd half.  What’s next year?  We’re out of options.  I have no D on this SAT question.  Your pattern has me flummoxed!

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.29.  You know what this is?  Rodon’s really committed to be a 2017 sleeper.

Wei-Yin Chen – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Isn’t it fantasy football season now?”

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-2 and his 26th homer.  Only 24 more to go!

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Member when he seemed to be breaking out in June?  That seems almost as inconceivable now as why anyone would keep his beard all summer.

Daniel Murphy – Didn’t start yesterday with left leg soreness, after Dusty Baker originally said Murphy had a pain in his buttocks, but since Murphy is a homophobe, he clarified.

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jb
jb
6 years ago

Didn’t have time to read until now. Ha ha. Once I saw Freddie Freeman, I knew you were going to rip his ribbies. His one SB helped. That’s okay, I can take it. What hurt was picking up Gsellman and resting Teheran since they were crossing streams. Ouch. I think I kept Gsellman for the second start. Still in it to win it, so we’ll see how the rest of the week goes.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Would you hold Gsellman (PHI) and Musgrove (@LAA) for their next start this week or more move on to another streamer?

Dem Bums
Dem Bums
6 years ago

Jeez…trust Smyly tonight anyone? Down to the wire here…

Dem Bums
Dem Bums
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Oh you couldn’t?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better this week? could really use sbs (although i know neither are speedsters).

jd martinez – 3 @ min, 3 vs kc
domingo santana – 3 vs pit, 3 vs cin

thanks.

Hack-E
Hack-E
6 years ago

@Grey

Are you counting on Carlos Martinez and Taijaun Walker getting a second start this week? I’m looking for roster flexibility in championship and am seeing it different in various places

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Who is slated to get the ball for the Mariners on sunday? I thought it was walker as well

Joeg414
Joeg414
6 years ago

Today
T Shaw vs Gausman
Or
Lamb vs Clemens in SD
6×6 roto

ryanoger
ryanoger
6 years ago

Smyly vs. nyy
manea vs. hou

Which one you trust better to get a W?

thanks man

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

10 team 6×6 (count holds)

Guy i’m playing in the championship has 3 holds guys 0 saves dudes. I currently have 2 saves guys ( Oh and F-Rod) and 1 holds (Rivero). Should I just keep one saves guy and go crazy streaming SPs? Was thinking of dropping Rivero and either Oh or F-Rod to stream both Smyly and Manaea tonight…and then I would be left with 3 other streams for the week. So I should hopefully win out on saves…and just lose out on holds…my other SPs are:
Thor, Kersh, Yu, Hammel, Lugo, Ivan Nova, and Gausman….who all pitch again and Gausman of course going tonight and sunday or should I just hold righ now? I like these starts tonight for smyly and manaea though…

thoughts?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  ryanoger
6 years ago

@ryanoger:

h2h

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks so much man…should I lose either Oh or F-Rod too to pick up Manaea too? That would leave me with 3 more moves for the week if I did that…

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Appreciate man! Here’s hopin’ Gaus and Smyly have a dope night!

The Hack
The Hack
6 years ago

RA was brutal on you, we so need him for the podcast

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: we need Bronson!

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Im so lame and not that I would post it anyway, but I have an ipod so posting my list would of been a chore to do

The Hack
The Hack
6 years ago

Finally finished MC and it was meh.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Was it me or did it feel like Brandi won two of the plates and she only lost because of the corn meal. DJ Scratch and Pickled Mushroom made a bigger error in his appetizer. I seriously think they let David stay just to watch him melt down. Nothing that guy made sounded good. The cherries…really? maybe a dollup of whip cream to break up all that. Such a bad season

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: For as good as shawns tart was I was watching this wondering where is some kind of whipped cream to go with that. Didnt sound like something I wanted to eat

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: seriously, I would of been looking for a glass of milk or something like that.

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

Jacob deGrom will undergo season-ending surgery later this week to repair ulnar nerve damage in his right arm.

As previously speculated. The right-hander has been experiencing arm trouble since August and wound up making just one start in September (on September 1 against the Marlins) for the Wild Card-hunting Mets. He finishes with a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 143/36 K/BB ratio over 148 innings. If the Mets make the postseason, they’ll probably be working with a patchwork starting rotation. But that’s been their situation for a while now. rotoworld

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Now watch the Mets (beating the Indians with all their hurt SP’s) stun the world and win the world series with Thor, Gsellman, Lugo and Bart…

Joeg414
Joeg414
6 years ago

Catcher Call
Rupp vs Shields
Cervelli vs Gaza

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Joeg414
6 years ago

@Joeg414: Rupp

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Boom goes the Dynamite

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
6 years ago

16 team H2H streamer, yay or nay on Santiago v DET today.

Rock Diggler
Rock Diggler
6 years ago

thoughts on streaming alex cobb tomorrow, home vs the yankees?

Rock Diggler
Rock Diggler
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

would you prefer alex cobb vs the yankees, or helickson at the mets? and is it close?

Rock Diggler
Rock Diggler
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

much appreciated

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

1. Who to start tonight?
Bryce harper vs jose fernandez in miami
Ryon healy vs joe musgroves in oak

2. Stream aaron sanchez vs seattle mariners tomorrow?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

The real question is have you watched Corey Feldman’s Today show performance? It’s content gold. I’m about an hour away from proposing a new Razzball site dedicated to the performance.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I posted it in my opening of my Sunday post and it’s the theme of tomorrow’s.

His Michael Jackson if he was a middle aged white guy with arthritis moves, the dead look of “The Angels” eyes, the way he claims to be turning realities to dreams. It’s his best performance since license to drive.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: The fact that he went on Facebook live and called for the PC movement to protect his performances is the cherry on top.

I can only imagine NFL QB’s kneeling for the National Anthem to call attention to the injustice former child stars making asses out of themselves face.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Wow! He just destroyed Meek, Beans, and Kingston. Why does Meek Mill even try? It’s like, come on man, you got bodied by Drake…

Raider
Raider
6 years ago

10 team league, keep 4 hitters, 3 pitchers
6×6 H2H with OPS

Loaded on offense, keeping Trout, Torenado, and 2 of Lindor, Odor, Yelich

Pitching I have Hendricks, Verlander, DeGrom, Taillon, Chapman

Who should I keep? Sagnof finished me in 1st during reg season, but Chapman will be a closer wherever he goes, make him worth keeping?

Thanks for a great season!

Raider
Raider
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, never know with those Met’s pitchers

Kratos
Kratos
6 years ago

Roark vs. @ Mia
happ vs. @sea
tehran vs. @ nym
iwakuma vs. tor
Smyly vs. nyy
manea vs. hou
Shallow 10 team, 5×5 Start all?

G
G
6 years ago

Thoughts on streaming Garza today at home vs Pirates?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

Am I crazy to stream James Shields @ Philadelphia tonight?

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
6 years ago

Middle infield is so deep you’ll be swimming with luminous fish before you find a bad one !!!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

Dug it out the Top 25, I’m not taking credit for the Beatles doc, the Meghan Trainor song or Flo Rida. That’s 100% wifey.

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Hey man, not to interrupt your music time, hehe, but rank these specs for me for the future, if you could be so kind..Who has the biggest upside IYHO?

cheers

Michael Gettys
Adam Engel
Dustin Fowler
Jamahi Jones
Magneruis Sierra
DJ Stewart
Eric Jenkins
Rafael Bautista
Jason Martin
Anfernee Grier

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@‘Malicious Phenoms: This is one I need to dig in on, there’s a lot of fringe I need to review.Sierra, Fowler, Gettys, Jones, Jenkins, Stewart, Grier, Bautista, Maritn, and Engel off the top of my head but that’s more involved.

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Take your time, no hurry, and THANKS, I really appreciate all your help this season!!

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Hey, no worries, Don’t do the in depth on this, your off the top of your head projections and my research gives me a solid idea who I like out of these specs..I don’t want you to go through all that for me..I appreciate the offer and all that you do..THANKS RALPH!!

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@‘Malicious Phenoms:

Just one more quick question..Who has the LEAST upside of these SP’s

Brady Aiken
AJ Puk
Ian Anderson
Jason Groome
Alec Hansen

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@‘Malicious Phenoms: Hansen. I’m just hoping he makes it.

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: His numbers were very impressive..He mad some changes , walking less and so on. started in rookie ball and then went to A ball..I think I will hang onto him to see what he does next year..

His numbers were:
ERA INN HITS HRS BB K AVG WHIP
1.32 54.2 24 3 20 81 ,133 0.80

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

On the morrow, who do you like better?

Lackey vs. Cin (Stephenson) 22.1
or
Bartolo Colon vs. Atl (Weber) 13.3

Crock
Crock
6 years ago

Want to stream a pitcher today. Who would you drop out of Franco, Semien and Bell?

The Hack
The Hack
6 years ago

I went and looked at my top 25 and there is no way that is accurate

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Paaaaalease, all my country was made before 1978.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I know I know I’ll get to it.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  The Hack
6 years ago

@The Hack: Why, who’s on there?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Not Lil Wayne and Drake thats for damn suire

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  The Hack
6 years ago

@The Hack: hehe. I always saw you as more of a Ke$ha man.

Earl Deep Jr
Earl Deep Jr
6 years ago

Grey! I picked up Morales a month ago, I swear.

Can you rank these schmohawk, streamers for tonight?

Archie Bradley @SD,
Matt Boyd @MINN,
Brault @MIL
Tomlin vs KC.

Thanks,
Earl

What up Pham
What up Pham
6 years ago

Grey, pick one SS and two (any) others for UTIL in a OBP, SLG league –

SS: asdrubal, miller, galvis, kang, swanson, simien, simmons, owings, a. russell, gyroko, alcides

Odubel, grichik, buxton, napoli, schebler, healy, kiermaier, pence, c. santana, c. carter

Clear as mud? Thanks mon!

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
6 years ago

Grey,

OBP league looking for just overall production since it’s still early in the H2H week. Which one?

Trea vs. JoFer in Miami
Kiermaier vs. Pineda in TB

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  The JoGarza
6 years ago

@The JoGarza:

Followup:

OPS league looking to replace Steven Souza.

Sean Rod, Schebler and L.Martin looking like the best candidates. Best choice?

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Finally move from Hundley ($3) to Murphy($10) at Catcher? It’s a keeper league but probably neither is a keeper. Now, Maurer and Kintzler over Strickland in that order?
Drury still the man over Forsythe, Josh bell or Grichuk? Which one?

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

Keeper league – would you give a $6 Khris and $5 Schoop to get a $15 Bregman? ($3 inflation annually).

Also, if you could swing your $30 Kershaw to get the $15 Bregman plus one of $6 Correa or Lindor, would you do that?

Thanks!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

I obviously need to invade your playlist. If I looked at your playlist and had to create a profile for who you were I would say, “Stay st home mom, with tramp stamp in barbwire design, had a couple of really wild summers her Sophomore and Junior years of college. Kissed her college roommates for $20 more times than she’ll ever admit, and once got backstage at a Chingy concert, but never tells you what happened”

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: is this barb wire wrapped around a name or an image of some sort.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  The Hack
6 years ago

@The Hack: A ying and yang

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m not sure I can even find it. I also share most my iTunes w/ my kids so “Move It” by King Julian of Madagascar is 100% the top song followed by “Let It Go”, and the other version of “Move It”, probably some Beatles from the wife, and then probably Big Daddy Kane.

I still listen to a lot of CD’s and Youtube playlists, also mix in Spotify.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Most of my personal listening is podcasts. I listen to podcast in the car or when I’m working out. It’s strange for sure, no idea why I’d rather hear JB’s voice or your cackle over music when running, but for some reason I do. Now that I think about it, if I ever go skitzo it’s all Razzball’s fault. Actually sometimes I disagree with you guys out loud, so maybe I am skitzo, or my neighbors at least might think so.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: you dont work out

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: calf cardio?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: A bunch of the minor league ones. I also listen to the Soccer podcast that Smokey does. No joke it’s huge in the UK.

DoubleDroppingDueces
DoubleDroppingDueces
6 years ago

10 team dynasty, keep everyone forever(29max). Need some roster flexibility for the championship(2 week H2H). Starling Marte is rotting on my bench thanks to expanded rosters.

Should I trade Marte, Paxton and Joe Ross for David Price and Craig Kimbrel for flexibility and win now?

Or is Marte worth too much in the long run?

C Sal Perez
1B Rizzo
2B Altuve
3B Bryant
SS Bogie
OF Harper
OF Betts
OF N. Cruz
Util Big Papi
Util Daniel Murphy

Bench
Beninitendi
Chris Davis
Matt Carpenter
Marte

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
Reply to  DoubleDroppingDueces
6 years ago
Harrison Ford in Air Force One
Harrison Ford in Air Force One
6 years ago

Nothing to be embarrassed about in that most played list. Lovin the Kanye MBDTF. Maybe a tad heavy on Weezy but whatever.

Thanks for recommending Cotton yesterday. Couldn’t get the W but I’ll gladly take the ratios. Plus I have Giles so got a save out of the deal. Hammel managed a W. And of course, Syndergaard was my worst pitcher by far. Because baseball.

Harrison Ford in Air Force One
Harrison Ford in Air Force One
Reply to  Harrison Ford in Air Force One
6 years ago

@Harrison Ford in Air Force One:

And best of all I don’t have to nervously watch both of Musgrove’s starts this week!

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
6 years ago

okay — I need some help with a start/sit decision in my championship matchup, please!

I have these guys: (Matchup/OPS vs. R/L/OPS Last 7days)
Healy: Musgrove (RHP)/.860 OPS vs. RHP/1.302 OPS Last 7 days (@OAK)
D. Santana: Brault (LHP)/.990/1.139 (@MIL)
C. Santana: Volquez (RHP)/.871/.840 (@CLE)
Dahl: Wainwright (RHP)/.881/.857 (@COL)
C. Carter: Brault (LHP)/.936/.777 (@MIL)
K. Seager: Happ (LHP)/.766/.733 (@SEA)

I’m thinking Seager is the sit — bad split, cool last 7 days, bad park) — but it is hard to ever sit him. I could also sit Chris Davis (facing Rodriguez (LHP), and he has a .732 OPS vs. LHPs and a .459 OPS over the last seven days), but that just seems crazy.

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

@Grey: sit Dahl in Coors?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Need some help deciding who to pitch tonight. 12 team h2h league, QS instead of wins and a 50IP minimum. Do I use either of Iwakuma at home vs Toronto or Tomlin at home vs royals? Gonna have a few sketchy starts (Bauer vs CWS, nova vs. was, and tomlin vs. cws). Gonna have to start at least two of these guys this week more than likely.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Your Top 20 had a lot less Mr. Big than I expected.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: right? I was waiting for Toto to show up

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  The Hack
6 years ago

@The Hack: You framed an Asia poster? How hard did the people at the frame store laugh when you brought this in?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: hahahaha!!!! Well played. Toto…Asia….what’s the difference

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Mine would just be an embarrassing amount of the same artists. If I can find where to post it tonight, I might try. Instagram is all I have though.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: get Twitter fool

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  The Hack
6 years ago

@The Hack: Yeah, I guess I have Twitter too. I just meant out of photo sites like Flickr or Tumblr.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: twitter is great for pics. Also way better for private messaging because you can do a group. It’s also great for sharing music. Ralph and I do it all the time

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I checked on lunch…every song on my Top 25 has just been released within the past 5 years. Either something is fishy or I’ve been bored and just killing the newest RA, AOTP, and Czarface albums.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I thought Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” was gonna crack my top 25.

Or Tool…for some reason Tool is still the only non hip-hop CD’s in my collection. Maybe nostalgia from my hardcore drug days.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: How many gigs is 37k songs?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: get twitter and add Ralph, me and nick

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

That’s a lot of gigs.

Added you and Ralph, FOH. I don’t know Nick’s handle.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

I have like 30 followers. If you tweet a tweet that no one sees, is it really a tweet?

I have one friend from college who for some reason prefers to have a twitter conversation rather than a text conversation.

moldyforgoldy
moldyforgoldy
6 years ago

fuck happened to syndergaard? picked a horrible week to explode

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  moldyforgoldy
6 years ago

@moldyforgoldy: h2h player?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  moldyforgoldy
6 years ago

@moldyforgoldy: I’ll second this one moldy. Needed the QS in roto. Its an absolute dogfight here these last weeks.

Actually, that 5 and 2/3 inning start against the Dbacks on 16AUG could be equally blamed. But still. Ouchies.

At least we have… Bart?!? LGM!!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Replacing Souza… I can add 1B or OF. Who should I add if chasing runs?

S. Rodriguez, T. Joseph, Merrifield, Leonys, Owings

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

‘That everybody can deny’.

Bosux have put up nearly SEVEN (6.68) runs per game for Jolly Porcello in 2016.

‘Like you said on the podcast, Porcello is NOT a good pitcher’

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Are the Rockies playing for anything? Why aren’t they playing Tom Murphy more? Are they allergic to homers?

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
6 years ago

Hiya Greybabes!

So, I think someone asked about Tomlin above, but I’m considering streaming him today (v. KC $13.1). That said, he seems like one of those guys who fakes out the SoN.

Sorta like the two guys I am considering for streams tomorrow: Colon (v. ATL $13.3) and McHugh (@OAK $8.9).

Any thoughts?

Love yas!!!!!

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

Nice one!

I feel like Stanton’s value is about as low as it will be for a while. Toying with the idea of trying to acquire him (at $21) in my keep-7 keeper league, but not sure any offer would really make sense based on the guys I have. Do you think there’s a reasonable Stanton offer in here based on the below crop of my guys?

Betts ($28)
Rizzo ($33)
Kershaw ($30)
Khris Davis ($6) (is he really much different from a less injury prone Stanton who hits .250?)
Schoop ($5)
Moncada ($3)
Tim Anderson ($8)
M. Franco ($11)
Hammel ($5)
Kennedy ($3)
Guerra ($5)

Thanks!

FKA Ralph
FKA Ralph
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I bet you can get him for Kershaw. Would I do that? Probably not.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: You could offer Franco and Anderson, or Kersahw straight up..

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Thanks, Ralph and MP! Yeah, I feel like Kershaw would be accepted in short order, but “keep bats over pitchers” logic aside, Kershaw is just so much better and less risky right now.

I like Franco and Anderson. Don’t think he would accept it without someone flashier, but that’s definitely the sort of level I’d be looking at.

I thought about something involving Khris or Moncada . . . but Khris doesn’t seem THAT different from likely 2017 Stanton production, and Moncada at that price has way too much upside to trade for an injury-prone guy, right?

'Malicious Phenoms
'Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Agree on Moncada and Khris, I would offer all the guys you WANT to trade to him and see what he says..Let him pick..

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  'Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago
Jon
Jon
6 years ago

Who would you rather keep for 2017 – Salazar or Carrasco?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Jon
6 years ago

@Jon: Carrasco

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Do you like Tomlin this week as a 2-start pitcher vs KC and the CWS? Steam-O-Nator loves him

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
6 years ago

Some guys like to show their bean in public, evidently Murphy does not. He’s bean in the locker room longer than many beans, and just prefers to wear a towel. Rainbows ain’t for everyone.

jack florida
jack florida
6 years ago

12 team dynasty 50 man rosters wins plus QS,
drop any of these
cobb, lugo, bauer, bundy , cotton

for any of these
miranda, norris, asher, paxton, musgrove, ray

thanks for all the advice

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h OBP

1) Which of these guys would you stream:

Liriano NYY
McHugh @ OAK
Reyes @ CHC
Gray @ LAD
Smyly NYY
Walker @ MIN
Bettis @ LAD
Musgrove @ OAK
Lewis @ OAK
Snell NYY
Manaea HOU
Gsellman ATL
Gsellman PHI
Boyd @ MIN
Garza PIT
Miranda @ MIN

2) Which two hitters would you want for this week:

Gomez – @ Megeden, Chacin, Meyer, Nolasco, Wright
Drury – @Perdomo, @ Gausman, @ Bundy, @ Miley
Tomas – @Perdomo, @ Gausman, @ Bundy, @ Miley
Healy – McHugh, Hamels, Darvish, Perez
J. Turner – Moore, Chatwood, Gray, Bettis, Anderson
Ozuna – Scherzer, Teheran, Blair, Wisler, Collamenter
Dickerson – Yanaka, Cessa, ERod, Porcello, Pomeranz

3) Hold Jose Ramirez (Kennedy, Vargas, Quintana, Gonzalez, Rodon) or drop for:

Nunez – @ Maeda, @ Friedrich, @ Jackson, @ Richard, @ Clemens
A. Diaz – @ Marquez, @ Arrieta, @ Hendricks, @ Hammels
Sean Rod – @ Nelson , @ Anderson, Cole, Ross, Gio
Semien – McHugh, Hamels, Darvish, Perez

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

@bossmanjunior333:

My bad…updated streamer list (not including today’s games):

Liriano NYY
McHugh @ OAK
Reyes @ CHC
Musgrove @ LAA
Gray @ LAD
Smyly NYY
Walker @ MIN
Bettis @ LAD
Lewis @ OAK
Snell NYY
Gsellman PHI
Garza CIN
Miranda @ MIN

Already picked up Gsellman @ ATL and Musgrove @ OAK for today

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
6 years ago

for today only which one out of these (could use steals thus far in week, so turner might go up)
turner @ jofer (-6.9)
duvall @ lester (8.5)
buxton vs boyd (5.8)
benintendi @ gausman (4.6)

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail

@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail:
also, which of these today, with stipulation that if i drop boyd he’s likely grabbed by somebody else, unless he were awful today:
boyd @ MIN (-3.7)
manaea vs HOU (-1.2) his next start is also at home.

do have the option to bench boyd today, but my weekly opp has more starters than me, albeit 1 closer to my 4.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
6 years ago

Have Boyd already on my roster, is he worth streaming today? Twins killed him last time and do hit lefties, but he’s been solid before then. Also Santiago facing him, do you like him too today? 16 team league.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Touch neither?

Mike Adamson
Mike Adamson
6 years ago

10/10 for the headline. I’ll be singing it all day.

Sean
Sean
6 years ago

So someone decided to drop Kendrys to get keepers for next year. I’m definitely trying to get him and adding a waiver claim for him, but who should I drop for him. My weakest players recently have been Buxton, Beltran, and Desmond. Who’s odd man out?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Sean
6 years ago

@Sean: Beltran

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

And queue (cue) the defensive homophobe retorts from the seven Daniel Murphy fan-readers. “He’s a traditionalist Christian, wishing it was 1882 and full of polio”.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: awe the good ol’days

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom:
Been awhile since we’ve heard from them. Why do you have the rattle their cages?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

yeah, i traded porcello too early a month and a half or so ago in a 16 team dynasty (with holds, K/9, and QS over wins) when i flipped porcello + britton for salazar + strop (strop is replaceable in a league like this though). not due to salazar’s injuries since but how much more i could’ve gotten had i held porcello a little longer. i even just found his ass in FA post draft at start of year too.

Nation
Nation
6 years ago

i swore id never do this but….

FIRST

Dynasty league (16 tm 8×7, OPS, TB, K’s) where ive got a ton of depth at SS (Russell, Story, Mondessi, Swanson), what do you think would be a reasonable package to try and get someone like rizzo ? Offered up Judge/Story/Mondessi and the 19th overall pick (have 3/10/11 in this upcoming draft), but will probably fall short. Without giving you the whole team what is a worthwhile trade offer for both sides?

Nation
Nation
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

@Nation: also, grey, thank you for all your advice from you and the other contributors this year! Fighting for $$$ in 3 of 4 leagues, will definitely be buying you a daiquiri at the end of the season :)

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Nation
6 years ago

@Nation: Hard to say without knowing the rest of your team..Story would be the start (Assuming the other team needs a SS).

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah, the other SS are interesting, but I think you need Story to start moving the needle…