The Yankees scored 20 runs and Giancarlo Stanton returned from the IL with an 0-for-4. Giancarlo Stanton really impressed me last night by staying on the field for numerous swings without oblique, hammy, calf, forearm, torso, shin, neck or shoulder issues. Stanton has a chance to pass his games played total last year of 18. He’s currently at 14, but there’s no way he plays four more games, right? *pop, pop, pop* Paul O’Neill from a remote location, “What is that popping noise?”
Michael Kay in his trademark baritone, “Paul, that’s Giancarlo wrapped in bubble wrap!”
“Ah, that’s great to see.”
“Yeah, really cool. What a team player.”
“Totally.”
“Hey, you ever notice our Yankees’ broadcasts are the boringest broadcasts?”
“Is boringest a word?”
“I bet it is.”
“Interesting. Like this conversation.”

Also, in this game, Luke Voit went bazinga two times (3-for-5, 5 RBIs), hitting his 17th and 18th homers. He was the late-round corner man to draft. Sigh. Speaking of sighs, Gary Sanchez (1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .131) had his first ball hit that didn’t include his crotch. Then, DJ LeMahieu (4-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs) hit his 7th homer, as he hits .363. He’s so adamant to defy me it makes him a real pest. Finally, Aaron Hicks (1-for-4) hit his 5th homer on my bench. *breathes in 95% smoke-filled air mixed with pandemic* What a time to be alive! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Judge – Expected to return by this weekend. Yankees are getting healthy just in time to get injured again.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-4, 4 runs as he was activated from the IL. The Yanks sent down Miguel Andujar, who couldn’t catch a break if he were strapped into a Baby Bjorn on Giancarlo’s chest and sent down the alpine slide at Action Park.

Deivi Garcia – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28. Yankees got out to a huge lead, and Deivi sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free stay at the W, likely on the back of a seagull, because he weighs 68 pounds. I’d go with the Streamonator for Deivi (and every pitcher the rest of the way).

Taijuan Walker – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and 6 more unearned, ERA at 3.05. Whoa! Talk about a ticker shock! Damn, that box scare nearly gave me a heart attack.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer. He’s so overdue he may as well have hit that homer via USPS. CNN scroll, “BREAKING: Vladimir clogs up mail with home runs.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Thinking about swishing around the nickname Lou-Gu-Ju like it’s a Korean rice wine.

Tommy Pham – Could return any day now. I FAAB bidded (that should be the past tense of bid so that’s what I’m using) on Pham this past weekend in a 12-team NL-Only, because I am so ahead of the time I’m in 2021, and we’re still in lockdown, don’t rush.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When Jerry in Accounting said he was out of staples, I simply pointed out that Carla might have some extra from her stomach operation.”

Tony Gonsolin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.51. Real question: Have the Dodgers ever had a bad pitcher?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (10, 11). When Calhoun homers, he’s an immediate hot schmotato like Grichuk. Kole goes from zero to hot like *snaps fingers* Hey, I sound like I’m on Shark Tank.

David Peralta – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer. Diamondbacks’ offense must’ve just been picturing Bum’s pitching.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. He played center field yesterday, but should have catcher eligibility in most leagues. Hubba Bubba, ya catch me?

Madison Bumgarner – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.53. Bum has turned into real ass.

Jared Walsh – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. He’s in the cushiest spot in baseball, sitting right in front of Trout like it’s an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .198. Whoever sold the two Upton brothers aging cream ripped them off.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer. Nimmo is WAF! Wet ass fishy!

Ryan Yarbrough – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97, as he came in after an Opener. It only took Cash’s brain custard seven weeks to congeal into smart thoughts about Yarbrough coming into the game after an opener when he’s most comfortable.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .250, but three homers in the last four games, and could be starting to get out from under the Lowe shadow of other Lowe, and blossom into a hot schmotato.

Jack Flaherty – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 5.52. Listen, they can’t all be great starts but WHAT THE F*CK! Seriously, I know they can’t all be gems, but WHAT THE F*CK! Hey, I get it, we all have off nights, but WHAT THE F*CK!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .210. Also, in this game, Keston Hiura (1-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 12th homer and Ryan Braun (1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer. Apparently, Flaherty will get you everywhere. I mean, cool, I get it, but WHAT THE F*CK!

Daniel Vogelbach – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He homered off Crismatt, who sounds like Santa’s reindeer, Lispy.

Javier Baez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (2). Please have a great final ten days so I’m not dealing with a ton of people asking me why I’m ranking Baez in the top 30 again next year. For the love of me!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.00 vs. Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27. This game was billed as the last three days of your diet, or simply Yu vs. Cookie.

Michael Lorenzen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.56. How can the Reds start Lorenzen and not let him hit? That’s such an easy call, which I guess is every MLB manager’s Achilles heel.

Kevin Gausman – MRI came back clean of his elbow and the Giants say he can start on Saturday, assuming the firefighter masks get to them in time. As you prolly heard, the Giants/Mariners didn’t play yesterday, due to forest fires. More devastating setbacks than even Forrest Whitley.

Dane Dunning – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Dane Dunning getting himself in the conversation for a top 40 overall starter next year. Do I hear 30…?

Tim Anderson – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .377. You know what’s funny in a not funny way? In the preseason, I picked Yoan Moncada as AL MVP. I could’ve literally picked any other White Sox player and been more right.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .252. Love to see a full 162-game season from Buxton. Of course, we never will. But I’d love it if we did.

Jose Altuve – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. His knee healed quicker than was originally anticipated by the champion Operation board game player.

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70. There is so many starters to draft next year without worrying about taking Gerrit Cole, Bieber, yadda-blabbity-bloo. As for this year, as said above, look at the Streamonator for final matchups.

Willie Calhoun – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He’s going to be 26 years old next season, and the Rangers have messed with him for four years. He doesn’t have one full season of games under his belt. Guess they saw Willie and figured they’d dick him around.

Antonio Senzatela – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.30. A’la the lady in the deli scene in When Harry Met Sally, “I’ll have what it’s having,” and the “it” is the Coors humidor.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer. If you drafted Adam Duvall in the 1st round, you wouldn’t have been wrong. You might’ve been killed though for being a witch.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .374. Not to sacrilege up in here, but Church has been on fire all year.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Sandy’s in the Sixto Mode and Pab-Lo camp of Marlins’ starters who I trust, and if Mikhail Gorbachev’s reading, I’m verified.

Isan Diaz – Hit the 60-day IL. He opted out in July, returned last week for five games, injured his groin, and, with 15 games games to go, is out for 60 games. That’s an adventure in ‘Why bother?’

Matthew Boyd – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 6.75. Ain’t gonna bag on him, except for this small bagging: I watched some of this start, and if he would’ve walked four guys in 5-plus against a better team, this line would’ve been ugly too.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-2, and his 6th homer, hitting .246. His home run trot is still going, but they’ve already counted it.

Willi Castro – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .352. If the BA doesn’t give you a heads up, and you don’t think it stands for Bon Appetit, Willi’s been hot.

Jonathan Schoop – Hit the 10-day IL with a sprained wrist. Replacing Schoop will be Goodrum. Think that’s how Kitty Dukakis got into trouble.

Danny Duffy – Missed the team flight, so he missed his start. Royals are going to show Duffy the same video again that they showed all their players in the beginning of the year: OJ running in the airport to make his flight. Some people clearly missed the point due to the cringe factor.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

At the risk of jinxing it, Castillo appears to be performing the incredibly rare trick of running into absolute peak form right at the time his fantasy owners need him to. So, so good the last three starts.

Gotta grab Calhoun, right? To pick him up, I’d need to lose Quinn who seems to do little else but steal a base every time he gets aboard. Which is why, of course, you own him in the first place…

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

10 team h2h points league

I can pick up Teoscar Hernadez who was activated today but didnt play.

Do I drop Stanton (who didnt play today either) or AJ Pollack who played but left with a hamstring cramp?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey…you da man!

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Brady Singer 2021 sleeper? Top 40 pitcher? Draws a comparison to Aaron Nola. Hmm?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

drop dj stewart or dickerson to activate judge

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

that’s a-dick, not c-dick (probably the assumption anyway)

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Didn’t know Coors wasn’t a hitters park anymore… these scores the past 2 games have been greatly disappointing

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So this is the end of the line for me and being an Olson owner – maybe I’ll jump back in in 2021… I’m debating between Jared Walsh and Nate Lowe… who would you go? My league counts Ks, OPS, and Errors in addition to the standard 5 cats

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Actually I could in theory move Bellinger to 1B – so I could pick up Clint Frazier ahead of the Red Sox series for the batty call… so Frazier or Walsh?

Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

Is there a chant I can say to keep the regression fairies at bay for one more Wainwright start? I’m just asking for fun because 1st place is so very out of reach!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

you sitting a mildly injured Rosario vs. Giolito today?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Hicks vs. Roark in Yankee Stadium or K. Calhoun vs. Bundy in Angels Stadium?

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

Way too early 2021 take, but what do you think we’ll see from Clint Frazier next year?

Seems like Yanks finally realize he’s a full time guy. BABIP is a little high, but everything else has looked pretty good + he’s pacing for 33 HR 11 SB or so. Do you see him as a 30/10 .270 guy next year (which is basically George Springer)?

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

If not for the Clevinger trade, I would have said that I could see Cleveland trading for him. Instead, he’ll probably go to the Rockies, make us go nuts in March, then play 2-3 games a week.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Effing Olson. Jesus.

Pat's bat
Pat's bat
2 years ago

Dynasty league trade, 10 team H2H (As you know salaries can get weird in dynasty.)

His Cole ($72) and Bregman ($18) for my Robert ($3) and Gausman ($3). Cole and Bregman can be kept 2 more years, Robert and Gausman another 4 or 5 with salaries rising to $18 by the end.

I’m in the playoffs now and for some reason Yahoo is still allowing trades and Cole pitches today and is supposed to be 2x next week.

Pats bat
Pats bat
Reply to  Pat's bat
2 years ago

For some context, Cole at $72 is very expensive but keepable at that price. Aces are valuable in this league (Scherzer 73, degrom 76 at auction this year.)

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
In a 12 team H2H league playoffs. Cant decide whether or not to drop Gausman. If he starts Friday @OAK he will likely get a juicy start at home vs COL next week. If he starts SAT/SUN we will get SD at home. BIg difference there. Also question how many pitches theyll let him throw. He has been so good this year that Im hesitant to drop him but its the playoffs. Could grab canning tomorrow for his start at home vs ARI or Pineda for his 2 next starts @CHC vsCIN.
What do you think? We are limited to 5 moves a week.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you mean because of the uncertainty? Hes just been so solid this year. These guys are also available
Kremer vsTB(snell)
Eovaldi @MIA(urena)
The streamonator has a hard on for Eovaldis start. Not sure why as he only threw 40 pitches last time out.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
2 years ago

Grey!

I benched Dunning via your suggestion, I almost didn’t, but’s it happens. We’re not perfect, don’t get upset, I’m just breaking balls. You know how ya Jews are.

Now, it didn’t killed me as I’ve starter Pablo, Urquidy, Yu, and Yarborough (unknowingly) lol, but happy obviously.

I’m up huge, my opponent streamed Touki and owns a Rogers Min who gave up a couple runs. I’m up 3-0 wins, 0-0 saves 1.95 to 15.75 ERA and .76 to 3.50 WHIP (he has Castillo Vs PIT, McCullers Vs TEX and a Bundy Vs AZ as does my other opponent unfortunately)

Risk it or not? Aside from streaming, I have:

Sixto Vs WAS
Pablo Vs WAS
Montas Vs SF
Yu Vs MIN
Urquidy Vs ARI
Dunning Vs CIN
Yarborough Vs BAL

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You’re right, I agree. I’m an OCD Obsessive Jew from Florida (Marlins fan, Be niicer to them ;) ) who resides in Las Vegas since ‘97, that’s why, LOL.

You’re right, 100%. Look at Flahtery, we can’t predict everything to a T or we would be Biff Tannen running our own Casinos.

Thanks Grey, you’re the best at what you do.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Need a hitter: Need just the best all around batter:

Shogo- vs Pit and vs Whitesox-Lopez, Cease and Dunning

Profar vs Dodger-Graterol followed by May and @ Sea-Kikuchi, Sheffield, and Dunn

Solano vs Sea-Newsome & Margevicius- and @ Oak-Bassitt, Montas and Luzardo

A. Garica vs Stl-Wainwright & Oviedo-and vs KC-Bubic, Hernandez and Keller

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That’s a surprise. For some reason I thought you might say Profar or Shogo.

Any reason why you like Solano best?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Again thank you for all your advise.

Currently have two teams fighting in the playoffs on Yahoo H2H.

One other question:

Would you stream T. Anderson vs Sea.
Last time he went he went 6 inn of shoutout ball. Currently has a 1.82 ERA @ home in 24 innings.

Or
Barria vs Tex-3.95 ERA @ home. Tex hasn’t been very good.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Great-Thanks

hondo
hondo
2 years ago

Looks like the robot isn’t taking the Friday DH with Washington and Miami into consideration.Corbin and Sixto are both listed as not starting until next week.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Makes sense.MLB has both games TBD for both teams.I guess who’s starting which is hasn’t been announced.The robot has some unknown guy named Nick Neidert for Miami and Fedde for the Nats.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Same thing with todays Cards-Brewers DH,only 1 set of pitchers listed.I know the 2nd game has Suter going for the Brewers but I was hoping to get an idea if he can go 5 IP.

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
14 Team Roto
Sounds like Teoscar will be coming back probably Thursday so I need to drop one of these to make room for him. Who is the drop
J.D. Davis
Verdugo
Clint Frazier (sounds like he will still play everyday with Judge and Stanton back),
DJ Stewart
Thanks!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
2 years ago

1. pick two to start today: ty france, Asdrubal cabrera, jonathan villar

2. which 2 OF sits?: franmil, kyle lewis, j.d. davis,laureano, hunter dozier? thx!

Shane
Shane
2 years ago

Is Giles worth hanging on to seeing if the Jays put him back in the closer role soon?

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

Would you believe I own Walsh in NFBC? Of course, I missed out on his tear last week, but still.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Speculated on phasing out Pujols due to age and/or suckage. I’m convinced my bench stats are better than my starting lineup stats.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Totes

detroit696969
detroit696969
2 years ago

Hey Grey! Great stuff.

With only 1.5 weeks left in the season, can I drop Sano for Jared Walsh? He would be my everyday start at 1B. Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

Pham or Peralta over Arozarena?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

San Diego only has 5 games next week.Dropped Grisham for N.Lowe,DH @ BAL tomorrow with winds blowing out.I also snatched Margo and the other Lowe.Then Friday through next week the winds blow in at ~ 10MPH.I can’t wait to see who’s on my roster this weekend.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
2 years ago

*Margot.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Didn’t work out.N.Lowe and Margot batted 4 and 5.They IBB’ed N.Lowe twice and Margot handled the rest with an 0-fer with a couple K’s.
This one of the oh so many reasons I don’t work at NASA.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Lowe the B just tied it with a no doubter,This is cool.Now they get another set of AB’s just when I’d given up.I’ll miss this in 2 weeks.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
2 years ago

One more query Lothario!

Pick 4 of these Kyle Hendricks-types to stabilize your ratios next year in 15-teamers:

Davies
Marco Gonzo
Keuchel
Canning
Yarbrough
Soroka
Merrill Kelly
Bassitt
KK Kim
Dakota
Brad Keller

And which ones wouldn’t you touch with even MY KIELBASA???

Gracias!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey! I’m ready for your rankings now please and thank you!!

I need a 1b
I need a 1b
2 years ago

Start Walsh, Sano or Cronenworth tonight?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 years ago

Closer carousel for the stretch:

Which two from Workman, Hudson, Hirano, Crichton?

Thanks again!

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Please rank these stashes for next year: Beneintendi,Gore, Wander? Thanks

Just Asking
Just Asking
2 years ago

What are your thoughts on Nate Lowe rest of this week and season? Like him or Walsh better

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Coors just isn’t Coors the last two weeks.

Seriously….those Socks

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
2 years ago

Good stuff Grey! Carla had extra staples!! LOL

Please pick 3 of these young bruthas for next year (15-team relevance):

Dunning
Ian Anderson
Sixto
Burnes
Trist McKenzie
Christian Javier
Framber Valdez

Thanks!!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Stl Squat Cobblers
2 years ago

oh and throw in Urquidy if you don’t mind.

J-Money
J-Money
2 years ago

Whatup G,

You touching Marquez at home vs OAK today?

Thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 years ago

We starting Jake Odroizzi fresh of the IL @ Palehose?

Lance McCullers Jr also newly often the vacation list starting @ home v Texas

I kinda like McCullers, not sure on Jake. Thoughts?

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Drop ohtani (DH) to stream? Been sitting a bunch this past week. Drop ohtani for Walsh?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey,please pick 3 best streamers?
Luzardo home vs SF
Paddack at Sea
CMart at Pitt
G.Richards at Sea
P.Lopez home vs Wash
Dunning at Cin
Houser home vs KC

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Rizzo had a multi-hit game last night, so it’s time for him to go 0-12 again.

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  scoboticus
2 years ago

I cut Rizzo for Duvall FWIW

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I cut Rizzo for Urquidy but I do need BA along with wins. FWIW

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

i cut rizzo for dalbec. need bobby to start cranking again!

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, any worries starting McCullers today at home vs Tex?

Will
Will
2 years ago

How’d you like to be the guy who signed Bumgarner for 5 years and $85 million last December? Giants are looking smart to have let him walk. Did AZ hire Dave Stewart (of Shelby Miller for Dansby Swanson fame) back as GM?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
2 years ago

1. Comfortable rolling out Smyly today? Decent matchup @Sea and he was really good in long relief before entering rotation.

2. In an innings cap league where wins are tight, should I bench wheeler? Going against Degrom and coming off nail issue, not sure if I should just roll with him or bench, assuming a 6IP 3ER 6 Ks outing is really not all that beneficial.

detroit_kozak
detroit_kozak
2 years ago

Any point in holding on to Garrett Hampson? Looking at picking up Jared Walsh.
Whats more frustrating, Stanton injuries or Rockies held back by Bud Black?

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
2 years ago

varsho or bart ros? OBp no avg head to head league. Garbage cathers on wire… J. McCann and Narvaez to name a couple.

Sorry for catcher question…

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Molina Bros BBQ
2 years ago

Meh maybe just stream? Hate crappy catchers.

Ellis
Ellis
2 years ago

KItty Dukakis reference, very funny!

Did not mention Musgrove who was on the verge of doing a Flaherty Bumgarner but steadied the ship, thank goodness!

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

So they moved the series from Seattle to SF and they’ll play 1 game today and 1 game Thursday. I just went and looked it up, so figured I’d throw that info in here in case someone else was wondering.

Smitty
Reply to  NUX
2 years ago

Good to know – thx Nux

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

After completely destroying my pitching, it looks like Gray and Paddack are finally on the shelf this week. Don’t know why I had to wait for them to stop pitching before I took them out of my line-up. So I am looking for SP replacements:

Gallen @HOU (-$7.9)
2-start May @SD (-$7.6) and vOAK ($2.8)
Javier vAZ ($4.8)
Kikuchi vSD ($1.7)
2-start Smyly @SEA ($1.8) and vCOL ($18.2)
2-start Odorizzi @CHW (-$6.3) and vDET (not on SON)
2-start Singer @DET ($1.9) and vSTL (-$0.7)
2-start Caleb Smith @LAA (-$16.3) and vTEX ($12.7)

1) Please rank top four from the above list.

2) If looking for AVG and SB, please rank Pham, Calhoun, Dyson and B-Ham.

Thanks.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. And Willie.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Don’t trust the SON with Smyly? Has he let you down too many times in the past?

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Neris got the save last night but allowed a couple baserunners along with 2 Ks. Workman has been pretty crappy with 2 base runners every time. Is Neris the guy to go with for saves in PHI? Thanks as always.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

I gues you answered my question above when you suggested Crichton over Neris. Crichton o

Crichton is available too.

Weee
Weee
2 years ago

Who to roster for the next two weeks; Jeffress or Kimberly?

Weeee
Weeee
Reply to  Weee
2 years ago

Haha Kimbrel

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
2 years ago

I have 6 moves left for the last two weeks of season (playoffs) and Jared Walsh is sitting on the wire (smoldering hot). My current 1b are Sano, Cronenworth (I use him at 2b and SS too) and Austin Nola (if I need him).

My closers are Daniel Hudson, Melancon, Montero (Tex) (also have Pomerenz SP/RP & Gregory Soto SP/RP). I also have Austin Gomber for ratios.

Should I grab Jared Walsh? Or should I pick up a closer(s) like Crichton or Neris? Or should I do both i.e. grab Walsh and a closer?

Thank Grey for all your help, love your work and advice!

Jeremy Burke
Jeremy Burke
2 years ago

Me n the kids call him Giancobi Stantonbury.

I used to sit by the alpine slide and watch all the people wipe out. Most fun part of the park.
By the end of the day there were 100 people walking around with iodine painted on their legs and back. Good times.

madden_curser
2 years ago

The Tigers blanked Royals for first shutout of 2020 last night. Would you stream Brady
Singer today? Singer only allowed one hit & two walks while striking out eight across eight scoreless innings and earned the win against Cleveland last time out. The Tigers are not great, but the Royals aren’t any better either.

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 years ago

Should I pick up Walsh or D Fletcher? Can drop Alonso, Mondesi or Swanson

Fkeeced
Fkeeced
Reply to  Fleeced
2 years ago

I can grab laureano or Riley as well. I just need offence

Lubes
Lubes
2 years ago

Hey grey-
I asked early last week about H2H two start starters this week, and you said alcantara, minor, and yarbrough in that order. I picked up the first two so *emoji thumbs up* so far on that one!

Teoscar to take BP today, off IL as soon as tomorrow.
this goes in the “good problem to have” category but who’s my OF drop to get him back in?
– Laureano
– Duvall
– Springer
– Kyle
– Franmil

Thanks! Coming down to the wire!

Lubes
Lubes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! Franmil’s been so cold, but when he breaks out its great

Also- worth adding Chrichton over Rogers (sf)?

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Grey,

dynasty team , leading the semi finals (already)

looking for a 2B/3B for next season, i had Lourdes , but no more 2B eligible in Fantrax

just missed Brujan i wanted badly, for SBs, , cause an other “not qualified team” is already riding the FA wave! and stashing

i have starters in Villar and Rendon
What about Villar in 2021? do i need a backup?
i can get : Brad Miller / La Stella / Urshela/ Candelario / JD Davis…/ Dalbec
i dropped Hanser Alberto, zero HR/RBis/SB… only hits and avg
Madrigal / Bohm / Lux / Hoerner are not pickable :(

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

You’re Duvall comment made me (actually) LOL.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
2 years ago

Would you trust Odorrizi for his start against the CWS tonight? My guess is the answer is no. Maybe a better question is do you think there is any scenario where he has a good start tonight and you trust him the rest of the short season?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
2 years ago

SON says “No”. There have been times that SON is wrong, but I’m generally not let down very often.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 years ago

12 teamer with hits, OBP over AVG, OPS and total bases added
C DTD arnaud
1B goldy
2B villar (SS)
SS treat
3B laSTELLA (1B/2B)
MI didi
CI: mostsuckass (1-3B)
LF: ozuna
CF happ (all OF)
RF: stanton
OF: tucker (LF/RF)
util (1): JBJ (CF)
BN: otani (both), moreland

1. drop moreland for b.miller/w.castro/jelly donut/fuentes?
2. drop JBJ for akiyama?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 years ago

in 1, add marmo to those options.

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
2 years ago

Best pick up for save down the stretch? Crichton or Neris?

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

Lol that Yu blurb!

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
2 years ago

Hahaha nice Action Park reference! Make sure you catch Class Action Park, the docu on it. Fantastic.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Philsfan76
2 years ago

Is that the one in jersey back in the late 70’s/ 80’s ?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Manuel Margot or Shogo if I’m looking for SBs?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

I was gonna pick up Shogo for SAGNOF on Monday for the doubleheader. Grey beat me to him. Shogo took a caught stealing in both games. I got a good laugh out of that.

I’m content with Margot instead.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
2 years ago

Good morning,

We starting Odorizzi in a 15 teamer today vs White sox? Hopefully it’s not another stinker

BigEasy
BigEasy
2 years ago

14 team dynasty

Drop MadAss for Senzatela, Mills or Kremer? Also need an MI and Hoerner is still out there. Hoerner over all those arms?

BigEasy
BigEasy
Reply to  BigEasy
2 years ago

Boyd and Musgrove also available

BigEasy
BigEasy
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He was rage dropped this week

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Damn, Flaherty just killed what momentum I had in a couple leagues. Honestly, pitching has been such a mess for me this year. Nailed some later pick like Davies, Civale, Kelly, Ian and Sixto but blew it on Flaherty, Morton, Bum, EdRod.Its a shame because I have three good teams on the offense side but no good pitching staffs. Time to go back to the drawing board for 2021 for me and do a better job selecting arms. Bats never seem to be the issue for me. I always find a Dylan Moore or such. 2020=Arm-a-get-done

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I own both Flaherty and Wainwright in one DC and basically Waino has been way better. Who would have thought?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
2 years ago

12 teamer, gotta drop somebody for stanton back. in semi finals h2h, one win here and i get money. was best team all year (literally never not in 1st, albeit my AVG is terrible and i’m being beat right now)
C sev
1B olson
2B hiura
SS mondesi (if he can just be convinced it’s last week i probably win)
3B bohm
OF (3): harper, bellinger (1B), winker
util (2): yaz, y.gurriel (1B/3B)
BN: dj stewart
DL (5): stanton

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!!!

So good the report, better than the marinade I made for my turkey wings this morning and my wife gave me a thumb up on that same marinade so it’s damn good, man. Trust me!

a. Madbum changed his name after the dirt bike accident in ST last year to BadBum and he’s been bad ever since. Last year, not good not terrible. But this year, I know corona, really stank bad!

b. Added Lourdes where he was available!!! Should that be possible? How is it possible, he’s owned in 97% of leagues??!!

c. Weird factoid…Duvall has a .200 BABIP over the last 14 days. He’s only popped 7 HRs during that time. What a punk!

d. Crismatt actually sounds like HAZMAT as in you will need one after he destroys your team.

e. Too funny on Duff boy’s missed flight blurb. We have to find out why he missed the flight. Like okay, he showed up late at the airport duh, but why did he show up late? Was there a reason or is he protesting? We gots to know, mang!

f. MLB quote of the day for September 16, 2020

‘I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.’

Sanford ‘Sandy’ Koufax, aka Sanford Braun. Koufax won the CYA three times – 1963, 1965 and 1966. Only playing 12 seasons, he was one of the best pitchers ever and the youngest to go to the HOF. He was forced to retire at the age of 30 because of arthritis in his left elbow. Koufax is my pick as the best player in LAD history.

He was the first pitcher to throw four no-hitters and the eighth pitcher to throw a perfect game. He is also remembered for being one of the best Jewish athletes in American sports history.

His 162-game average.

16-8 W-L, .655 PCT, 2.76 ERA, 30 GS, 13 CG, 4 SHO, 222 IP, 168 H, 77 R, 68 ER, 78 BB, 229 K, 908 BF, 131 ERA+, 2.69 FIP, 1.106 WHIP

His two best years were probably 1964 and 1966, though 1963 was also great.

1964

19-5 W-L, .792 PCT, 1.74 ERA, 28 GS, 15 CG, 7 SHO, 223 IP, 154 H, 49 R, 43 ER, 53 BB, 223 K, 870 BF, 186 ERA+, 2.08 FIP, 0.928 WHIP

1966

27-9 W-L, .750 PCT, 1.73 ERA, 41 GS, 27 CG, 5 SHO, 323 IP, 241 H, 74 R, 62 ER, 77 BB, 317 K, 1274 BF, 190 ERA+, 2.07 FIP, 0.985 WHIP

Cheers,
Ante