Ruth/Gehrig, Mantle/Maris, Gio/Tauchman. Ya know, en bee dee, oh em gee, tee em eye, tee bee aitch, bee tee dubs, what the eff. It’s an all-New York week here at Razzball HQ. Yesterday, Gio Urshela (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) went and hit his 15th and 16th homer, and has five homers in his last 13 at-bats. Last year, he hit three homers, and two came in Triple-A! I’d cackle-snort, but who would hear me with this pillow over my mouth as I scream about not picking up Urshela last week? Of course, Urshela will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, in any self-respecting league, he shouldn’t be available anymore. By the way, the Yankees became the 1st team in Major League history to hit 19 HRs in a four-game span. Our Commissioner Manfred just shipped in a new crate of baseballs, and they’re wrapped tighter than a hamster’s balloon knot. Let’s get some homers! Gulp, gulp up those juiced balls! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Tauchman – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in four games. You got the Tauch! You got the power!

Bo Bichette – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting a bazillion. “Hello, it’s 23 and Me calling for Dante Bichette. Yes, hello, your son was fathered by Ted Williams at the All-Century Team ceremony. Sorry, bro!”

Derek Fisher – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Could be a light schmotato, could be coach for your new-look Lakers! You make the call!

Reese McGuire – 4-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer in four games. This is a prospect, who just this year had five homers in 72 Triple-A games. Ya gotta love it.

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I might have a new favorite player. If you didn’t see his home run yesterday, go find the video. Okay, okay, OKAY! Here:

WUT.  Yo, Aquino, seriously, WUT. Change his uniform number to 118.3. That was the 4th hardest hit ball this year. Then, later in the game, he made the hardest throw by an outfielder. Aquino, are you Icarus? Don’t fly too close to the sun, it’s what took down Kevin Maas and Yasiel Puig. Of course, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s here now. Aquino’s got Maas appeal!

Alex Wood – 3 IP, 2 ER, 3 unearned, ERA at 3.77 vs. Cole Hamels – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.18. This matchup was billed as Hole Camels vs. Al Wood, and was appropriately f*cked.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd and 3rd homer for the Cubs, and 12th and 13th overall. The Greek God of Hard Contact was hitting down on the ball to get the hell out of Motown; it’s true because I said it.

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer in four games. Okay, fine, I picked him up in two leagues. I’m a sucker for getting sucked in.

David Price – Hit the IL with a cyst on his wrist. 100% this is a Fortnite injury. Won’t hear different.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.41. His opponent, the Angels, are, how do you say, not good, but this start could’ve went either way. Luckily for his owners, you got the good Sale. Like when you’re buying a convertible and say, “I can’t wait to see her with her top off,” and there’s also a stripper there.

Sandy Leon – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Leon is The Professional hitman.

Sam Travis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Meh, could be a hot schmotato alert, but I’m not feeling very alerty, if you feel me. Metaphorically! Stop feeling me!

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.94. Well, I just dropped him in my NL-Only league to make room for Jose Quijada, who has give up about 20 runs this week. So long, guys and five girls, I’m sticking my head in an oven!

Brian Anderson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. I’ve been saying to pick him up for about two weeks, but I guess I meant it. Weird stuff.

Jon Berti – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .301, and leading off. I’ve been adding Berti in a few leagues over the last week. If you think about it, you’ll never do it, so keep that in mind. I mean, don’t keep that in mind.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Castro best not prospblock Isan. He. Best. Not. Yes, I even brought out the douchey one-word sentences.

Austin Riley – Hit the IL with pretendonitis. He could return in 10 days or when Adam Duvall stops hitting. I razz, I razz; he has a partial tear of his LCL, no word yet if his 200 needs surgery. By the by, talk about how fire emoji my sell of Riley was, when I told you to dispose of him in June.

Dallas Keuchel – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.83.  You in May, “Hey, a lot is riding on Dallas Keuchel coming back and helping my team, so I’ve held him since March.”  You now, “I hear Razzball opened their fantasy football leagues. Whee!”

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 30th homer, hitting .295. Tildaddy tells you it’s a half hour since you ate and you can go in the water!

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.24. There’s no rhyme or reason to whether he’s going to pitch well. If you see a pattern in his good starts vs. bad, please, tell me, because I see nothing but heartache.

Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.02. Donkey Teeth and I did a podcast for the top 20 starters for 2020 and it should be out any day now (maybe today). Clevinger features prominently.

Corey Kluber – Had a bumpy first rehab start, but that’s not a big deal, as long as he’s healthy. Klubot 3000 could return by the end of August, and I’d stash him, even if I don’t expect much.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer. I’ll take the L, if I’m wrong, but I’d put money on it that Acuna and Tatis will one day be Hall of Famers. Hopefully, they never sit down with the voodoo doctor who Andruw Jones once met.

Jay Bruce – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. The Phils sent down Haseley, because the Phils refuse to get younger. Just chuck Haseley into a trade if you’re never playing him.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Member when the Giants thought they were contenders for like a week in July, then they sneezed on the Mets? Shame Bumgarner’s being wasted in San Fran, but it’s such a gorgeous park to pitch in, he should never want to leave.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .268. Since homers are so un-special this year, it’s hard to build excitement for Yaz Jr. Jr., but he does have pop, and a grandpop.

Mitch Keller – Will be promoted for some starts down the stretch. He had 123 Ks in 103 2/3 IP in Triple-A, but, don’t worry, Ray Searage can shake that strikeout crap out of him, as he did the last time Keller was promoted and he was lit-up for 14 ER in 12 IP.  Ray Searage, “That’s how you pitch to contact!”

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer, hitting .284. The great thing about Dozier is no matter what he does in the final seven weeks, no one at ESPN or Yahoo will rank him high, and we’ll be able to draft him so late next year. Promise you.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and has a hit in nine of his last ten games and said he was a hot schmotato earlier this week, but y’all are thinking about what you’re gonna say to that girl in Human Resources. She don’t like you! She’s being polite!

Nicholas Dini – 1-for-3, 1 run, as he was called up by the 5-foot-8 Royals’ catching prospect was called up.  Call him Nicholas Tini. In Triple-A, Tini had 13 dongers and seven steals, so he could be something in AL-Only leagues.

Matthew Boyd – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.16, as he gave up three homers. Man, Boyd (you’ve grown so fast, just between commas!), you’re great, but way too many homers allowed across the whole season, not just last night.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .285. Similar to Aquino, Cabrera’s home run trot was clocked at 118.3 centimeters per hour.

Travis Demeritte – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 1st homer. I grabbed him for the batty call yesterday, and now I find myself in a moral quandary. Do I drop him with a wham, bam, thanks for the slam, or do I wake up in the morning and make him breakfast? Until next time on As Grey’s Waiver Wire Pickups Churn.

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Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

Canha, Meadows or Franimal today? Pick 2

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, looking ahead to next week. need to start 3 of the following. who do you like?

lucchesi – vs tb, @ phi
gallen – @ col, vs sf
wood – @ was, vs stl
marquez – vs mia (yolo?)
caleb – vs lad

thanks!

steve
steve
3 years ago

Should I drop anyone of these of these guys for Aquino?

Cain,Bruan,Franmil,Duvall,Myers,Peralta

Need homers and rbis mostly

Thanks as always

jon
jon
3 years ago

Who is your top 3 SB threats ROS..

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

SBs are so tough these days – Adalberto held the lead at 31 until yesterday… if he doesn’t mess up his shoulder he probably would be at 50 right now

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Demeritte or Jose Osuna ros?

Smitty
3 years ago

While fantasizing getting Acuna, Tatis, & Yordan with my first 3 picks in 2020 I was struck by a more immediate decision. Gallen is scheduled to pitch in that hell hole known as Coors next week and the last time I started a guy there he proceeded to take one the worst f**king beatings on record! Almost ruined my season, what a f**king blow it, what was I thinking? Shit for brains no more, leaving Gallen firmly on bench next week. (although do like his home start vs SF) Whaddya think?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We are on the same page – thanks Grey

Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
3 years ago

12tm h2h Drop V.Robles for Aquino?

Rabbit
Rabbit
3 years ago

First off, that girl in HR really does like me, she’s not just being nice. Sure, she says she is living with her boyfriend, but I don’t think they are really happy together.
Second, who would you rather have in your OF ROS in an OBP league: Aquino, Dozier, or Castellanos?
Third, I know it’s way too early, but who do you think you would keep next year in a league that allows up to 5 keepers: Clevinger or Bieber?
Fourth, am I the only person who, when you read Clevinger’s name, immediately think of the scene from the original Jurrasic Park where the Australian hunter guy is tracking one of the loose raptors, and just about when he is going to shoot, one of the other raptors pokes her head through the bushes right over his shoulder, and he looks at her and says “Clever girl”? I can’t see Clevinger’s name without my brain saying in an Australian accent, “Clevinger Girl”. Maybe it’s just me.

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

Rest of season who’s the better bet Puig or Sano? Thanks!

Jaone
Jaone
3 years ago

Drop Eloy, Domingo Santana, or Mercado for JD Davis and Tauchman?

Vash
Vash
3 years ago

Tauchman and JD Davis. I cannot get over JD Davis Baseball Savant graphs. It’s all red outside speed. I think in Yahoo in h2h eagues, Tauchman has been the best player the past 2 weeks.

Just trying to figure out if JD is real, and what Tauchman is. I assume Tauchman is a 20-20 guy, but the league will adjust by September and we will see if he’s a major league hitter or just lucky.

I know you mentioned JD is nothing special, but seeing he’s essentially the top 95th percentile in everything and the top 100 percentile in xba, I am just enamored.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would you roll JD Davis over Biggio in 5×5 with Ks and OBP? With injuries and general coldness (Bellinger), I’m trying to piece together a lineup…

C- Vazquez
1B- Bellinger
2B- Hiura
3B- Kingery
SS- Lindor
OF- Betts, Benintendi, Alvarez
UTIL- Story
B- Biggio

I’d probably be playing JD over Kingery in the interim until Kingery gets hot again. Also like that he’s 1B/3B/OF eligibility so that might let me roll JD at 1B and Bellinger in the OF if/when Benintendi slumps again

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Who do you like in OPS format ROS, JD Davis or Tauchman?

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

Start Mark Canha or Pete Alonso today? Normally this is easy but Canha is 3for4 vs Detweiler & batting cleanup. Alsonso is facing Strasburg

Sandman
Sandman
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

My comment was accidentally posted on another persons post.

I have Kingery and Lourdes Gurriel…

Gio Urshela and Acquino are available. Are we making a move or multiple? Thanks!

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
Who is a better stash for this year and next
Tucker
Lux
Kieboom
Adell
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

Drop Bret Gardner for Aquino or Brian Anderson?

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
3 years ago

Curious how you rank these SPs ROS: Corbin, Caleb Smith, Bieber, Paddack

Also, do you think any of them enough to get Muncy in a straight up deal or would more have to be added?

Thanks!

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Bichette looks great. But he has only played 11 games at the major league level. Would you swap Bo for either Ohtani, Eloy or J Polanco?

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
3 years ago

I agree with you on Cheslor Cuthbert, but for the record I did have a date with the girl from human resources last night and she definitely liked it.

baseballbanter
baseballbanter
3 years ago

Sooooooo perennial breakout buxton is on the IL with a left shoulder subluxation.

Diagnosis for surgery will take 2 weeks to determine and recovery periods are 4-6 weeks. that takes us to the mid of september. so its safe to assume that he is done for the season.

Now the wire in my league is thinner than frog skin. all the aforementioned hot bats are taken (aquafino, mike “walkthetalk”man, disney ursehla, hapless happ, boba chette, etc.)

I could go two ways, either stash potential prosp call-ups for sept such as:

Tucker/Robert/Luzardo/Kieboom/Lowe

or go for a more immediate option such as:

Arreaz, Demeritte, Mallex, Urias, Peacock, Kikuchi, Mitch Keller

boring question and a bleh options, but which route should i take here?

16 team points league, I am firmly in 4th place but am looking to finish top 3. Need any edge I can get. Thanks Grey, Donkey, or whomever decides to be my guiding light.

Garrett
Garrett
3 years ago

Drop Danny or Domingo Santana for Urshela or Hold

Plus side Hottest bat in league. Downside cant call my team Sunday Santana anymore.

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Drop Justin Upton for Aquino in a redraft points league?

Bob Riley
Bob Riley
3 years ago

Can keep players for 3 years – was offered Vlad Jr. for Hiura and Bichette. Would you take it?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Catcher question. IMHO, four available guys are desirable and remain close (D’Arnauld; Vazquez; Smith; and Garver).
1. Please rank for ROS.
2. Who will likely play most?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Need an Outfielder; hopefully I’ll get my answer from today’s Buy-Sell column. Until then, who’s most desirable between:
Pollock (Mr DTD); Willie Calhoun (part-time); Ender (meh); or Alquino (little history)?

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

Yesterday was the anniversary of the 1980’s Transformers movie, “you got the Tauch!”

How do you rank these guys ROS: Kingery, Danny Santana, Tauchman, Aquino, Brian Anderson, Brian Reynolds, Corey Seager

I own Tauchman, Seager and Santana (Seager been riding the bench, Tim Anderson is in the SS slot, Hiura at 2B, Merrifield at MI). My offense is stacked, but in a h2h league it’s best to load up on hot bats this time of year. Could add any of the above right now.

Warren Shapiro
Warren Shapiro
3 years ago

Oh great roto gods of September – please guide me through a second place finish that i am holding or mercifully have my opponents good players be sat by their MLB team to let some rookie play.

5×5 al only obp roto league. where you get a point for a win and a point for a QS
I’m being offered some additional expiring pitching contracts. I don’t really have saves other than Robles and Whats left of Castillo and can’t acquire them but have enough save points that I will end up with 10 points there.

Who of the following list is really going to hurt me down the stretch. I see Oakland plays an entirely winnable september so I wonder who I start

Cole Bassit Bailey Cashner Minor Roark Civale Schmeltzer Miley

I can add Tanaka and Heaney for ultra picks. Do I bother or is it this crap for that crap? Who of the list is
stop starting these guys ever
Matchups Only
Ride them for the rest of the year

Warren Shapiro
Warren Shapiro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Same for Bailey and Cashner – don’t drop but only use favorable matchups?
Heaney worth getting?

Rising Son
Rising Son
3 years ago

Drop Chavis for Happ?

Synyster
Synyster
3 years ago

Just a general question, is Khris Davis worth rostering at all anymore? 40+ homers in the last three seasons, but he hasn’t played the last three games. Worth a roster spot still? I know what will happen, I will drop him and he will go on a HR tear.

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

20 team 6×6 OPS, K/9, Net SB,

Would you drop Strop, C. Maybin, Isan Diaz for any of these guys? Berti, D. Fisher, Demeritte, Mitch Keller, Jo Adell

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Kingery has 2B eligibility! Woooo swiss army knife!

CMUTIMMAH
CMUTIMMAH
3 years ago

Travis Demeritte – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 1st homer. I grabbed him for the batty call yesterday, and now I find myself in a moral quandary. Do I drop him with a wham, bam, thanks for the slam, or do I wake up in the morning and make him breakfast? Until next time on As Grey’s Waiver Wire Pickups Churn.

—————————————–

And my prediction of the Travis Demeritte Sleeper Fantasy has already reached DEF CON 2 status… All we need now is a slam and legs day, maintaining a .270 BA the rest of the way, and about 6-7 more HRs and my prediction is all buy guaranteed.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Kyle Gibson

This could be a reason or coincidental.

7 GS vs KC/Balt/White Sox 6 QS, 6-0 record, 2.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP

15 GS vs everyone else: 3 QS, 5-5 record, 5.40 ERA, 1.53 WHIP

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

Are you under the belief that a great closer one year has a good shot to regress the next , while there are other cheap closers that are cheap now that we could get for next year to be the next man up in the rankings?

That’s a long winded way of asking….who do you think are elite closers that will regress in 2020 (ala Diaz)? Who are the closers in 2020 we could get for cheap now that could rise to the elite next season?

Jesse LIBROT
Jesse LIBROT
3 years ago

Someone dropped Tanaka. Will he right himself? Seems like a easy risk to take. I have plenty of SP but thinking about it.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Jesse LIBROT
3 years ago

Depends on the drop.

Jesse
Jesse
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Would drop Maybin, a bench bat, who I just picked up lol. Or Lux, who’s stashed.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Jesse
3 years ago

I think I would hold. You have plenty of pitching and Tanaka is really struggling.

Jesse
Jesse
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m a sucker for picking up SP’s. Everyone I touch seems to turn to gold too so gotta try!

Punted sv/h, so my SP’s are:

Flaherty
Corbin
Strasburg
Bauer
Ray
Gallen
R. Lopez
Tanaka
Bieber
Marquez
Lucchesi
DL – Glasnow

C – W. Smith
1B – Hoskins
2b – Hiura
3b – JoRam
SS – Tatis
OF – Acuna, JMart, Soler, Yordan
UTIL — Bichette, Ohtani
Bench — Kingery, Lux
DL – Dahl

Not much I need to do, IMHO, for the playoffs. 1st in league currently. Yay! Thanks guys for your guidance!

Tony C
Tony C
3 years ago

Please pick top 3 to stash on IL for September fantasy playoffs: Voit, Laureano, Swanson, Buxton, Carrasco and Rich Hill.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Aquino!!!!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Aquino again!!!!!!!

Jayrod
Jayrod
3 years ago

Aquino was available until right this moment when I scooped him in my 12 team points league. I’m thirsty for Aquino like Aquafino.

I’ve got an offer in AL Only ROTO 5×5 for JD Martinez.

Guy is offering,

JD Martinez and Workman for my Plesac, Turnbull, Andujar, Giancarlo..

Should I pull the trigger because Giancarlo is glass somehow or sit tight? I do need pitching still, but might be able to find it elsewhere after this deal is done.

Thanks again sir!
-J

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Aquino satisfaction! Sung like Mack Jagger.

Jon Berti sounds like a Muppet. Just saying.

I think you’re right on Hunter Dozier.

I’ve been on the Ohtani bandwagon for a little while now. But your point about playing time is coming home to roost… He only has 74 ABs over the last month with 7 runs and 5 RBI. The counting stats just aren’t keeping up… A few options in the FA pool: Anderson, Sano, Mercado, Bichette, Calhoun, Odor? Leaning Boba Chette.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

No over Ohtani

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

That would be Bo, add Bo

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

btw Lamet is at Philly.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Lamet is a streamer, right?

14-team 5×5 roto (QS & saves+holds)

My first 5 SPs are fine but then Lamet is an option or I can go 4 RPs. (Hand, Hendriks, Bradley, and Oberg)

Do I keep Lamet on the bench or drop him and pick up a FA to start and move a RP to the bench?

Also available are
Font TEX/SEA
D.Peters PIT/CHW
T.Alexander SEA/@TB
S.Anderson OAK/@ARI
Porcello BAL
Thornton SEA
Pannone TEX
Reid-Foley TEX
Waguespeck SEA

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

AT Philly??

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK, gotcha.
Thanks.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
3 years ago

10 Tm QS & OBP redraft

I have been offered Boba Chette for Caleb Smith- yay or nay? Both would be a matchups play to start for me.

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  aintlifegrand
3 years ago

I’d take Bo

3mango
3mango
3 years ago

ok,ok ok, OKAY :)
i WANT Aquino soooo to make room:
drop: Chavis? Keuchel (I can stream daily)? or Mondesi (IL) is he EVER coming back? I can never trust what Yost says, but he is th kind of guy to not risk putting him in for 2 weeks when it means nothing…
Also, any thoughts on others taking up my bench on IL; Gallo/Stanton/Gallo/Moncada?
ANY EVER going to have any impact for the next 2 months?
Thanks guys!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
3 years ago

the panic is attacking me……
Just dropped Keuchel and grabbed Aquino. Convince me im wrong, lol.
Figured he is replaceable with umm…..anybody on any given day..
Curious about your thoughts on the rest though…

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

Weekly checkup….

1. Please rank top two adds.
2. One IL spot. Hold it for Laureano or Yonny (sept 3 playoff week start so not sure either helps)

League: 12 teamer, h2h. My playoff position is secure. Thinking about who helps me in Sept

Wire: Eloy, Myers, Senzel, Maybin, Franmil, Odor,

My team:
Smith
Hoskins, Moose, JD Davis
Trea, Segura, Albies
Acuna, Soler, Acquino, Santander, Bryant
Util: Nunez Or Gardner depending on matchups

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Good morning,

Could you please pick 2…
08/10/19 – Tanner Roark @ CHW Lopez – 11.0
08/11/19 – Jake Junis @ DET Norris – 20.1
08/11/19 – Chris Bassit @ CHW Giolito – 16.5

Bassist had recently played CHW and if I remember correctly I think he got lit up.

Also that Riley sell hurts. I just dropped him yesterday for nothing. Hard to follow through on sells in keeper leagues, but that’s what I get for not listening to Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario.

Enjoy the weekend!

Cole
Cole
Reply to  Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Thanks for the advice on Urshela Monday!
In other news: bet Jeter is asking if it’s too late to trade Anderson for a 19 year old starter with 2 pitches in high A

Cole
Cole
Reply to  Cole
3 years ago

Sorry, wrong string

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

1) Who’s the drop?
J.D. Davis
Ian Happ
Domingo Santana (fuck this guy)
Will Adames
Travis Demeritte
Trent Grisham
Wade Davis

2) Also what do owners of Wade Davis do? Have to hold and hope he regains the closer role?

Thanks!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry, is #1 J.D. Davis or Wade Davis

Thanks.

BAC
BAC
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 obp.

Ian Happ or Aquino?

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Stuff happens! The advice to pick up Braun versus Gio looks a bit silly now. But Paddack and Soler have been tremendous for me. Batting .667 seems solid. Have a great Friday.

holyscheisse
holyscheisse
3 years ago

12-tm (deep benches, limited adds) h2h points. ROS: Smyly, Musgrove, or chance on Mitch Keller?

dmax04
dmax04
3 years ago

H2H points league – Urshella is available on my wire, but I already have Devers plugged in at 3B and JoRam at UT. I could make room for him on the bench just to block someone else from grabbing him. Thoughts on that?

dmax04
dmax04
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Only bench bat I have is Lourdes G. Here’s my roster:

C – d’Arnaud
1B – Albomso
2B – McNeil
3B – Devers
SS – Story
OF – Blackmon
OF – Springer
OF – S Marte
UT – JoRam
BE – Lourdes G

P (start 9 each week) – Boyd, Buehler, Cole, Darvish, Flaherty, Giolito, D German, Lamet, McKay, Morton, C Smith, Soroka & Wheeler

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Drop one of the following for Urshela?

Tauchman
Mercado
Domingod
DeJong

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-team OBP 5×5 roto…

If I can only have 3 of these guys ROS who do you choose?

Happ, Aquino, Tauchmann, and Inciarte.

Or….the usual suspects are available – Teoscar, Canha, BCrawford, Margot, Iglesias, Ervin, Ahmed, Solano, Dixon, Beaty, Maybin, Mejia, Osuna, Grichuk, Miggy Cabrera, Thaiss, Drury, Barnhart, Berti, and Mercer.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Not Happ

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

It’s a dam shame that Tatis missed a month, would have loved to see what he could put up in a full year..

MarvPesos
Marv
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

Thank you so much for the Urshela (Sea witch) recommendation, back to back doubles jacks WHOOO (said like Rick Flair).

Below is the wire and my team. I’ve got Heaney coming back on Saturday AND Kluber coming back soon. IMy trade deadline is coming up Sunday so should be able to move a guy or two so….

A) If I can move 2 guys off my squad, who you moving ?

B) Does it change if I can’t trade and I need to drop 2 (who are your two drops?)

Waiver wire

HIT – A. Aquino, I. Happ, A. Duvall, R. McMahon, JD Davis, T. Hernandez, C. Dickerson, J. Kipnis, K. Schwarber, E. Sogard, A. Santander, S. Kingery, F. Galvis,

PIT- V. Velasquez, B. Keller, J. Waguespack, C. Bassit, S. Lugo, I. Nova, D. Norris, H. Bailey, J. Vargas,

RP- J. Leclerc, I. Kennedy, B. Workman

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

SP – J. Paxton
SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – J. Hader (RP)
P – K. Giles (RP)
P – Z. Gallen
BN – B. Mckay
BN – D. Lamet
BN – D. May
DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)
DL – A. Heaney (10-DL)

Thanks bud
Marv

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 years ago

AL-only keeper, going for it this year and have been jockeying between 1st and 2nd. Give a $7 Eloy for an expiring Morton? Hate to lose Eloy but the pitching cats are where I can gain or lose the most pts.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  steve stevenson
3 years ago

If you feel it really puts you over the top then do it. I think a $7 Eloy is generally worth a bit more but sometimes you have to push all in.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

I’m on the fence. I may be able to stay in 1st without the move and won Greinke in the post-deadline FAAB, but my competition just swung a trade for some bats and a couple mediocre SP.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  steve stevenson
3 years ago

I’d make sure you can’t get more and then circle back around for this deal.

Eloy looks like he has some adjusting to do. Might not be the Acuna, Soto, Vlad phenom type we thought…

scott
scott
3 years ago

So true on Dozier, quietest great season this year. And he’s been starting in the OF lately – always looking for that ci/of combo.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I feel like the market usually adjusts to guys like him over the off season at least to some degree. So much time for everyone look at numbers, his eventually become hard to miss.

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Hi, I’m Rhys Hoskins… the guy you drafted over Bellinger at 1B for 2019…, and I’m here to bury your fantasy squad down the stretch.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
3 years ago

Cameron Maybin is a sneaky pickup with all the Yankees injuries. He’s going to play somewhere everyday with no Stanton Hicks voit and encarnacion out all with no time tables to return. I think the Duvall ride may have been short and sweet and I’m about to drop Duvall for Maybin.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
Reply to  Dodger Blues
3 years ago

Forgot to mention that Maybin has been batting 5th in the order for the Yankees the last 3 games. Slurp.

Big Country
Big Country
3 years ago

Brian Anderson or Gio Urshela

Doc Samson
Doc Samson
3 years ago

I’m going to the Queen + Adam Lambert concert tonight. Why do I bring this up on Razzball? Considering I own Tatis and Acuna, I fully expect them to seamlessly replace Freddie Mercury and John Deacon tonight. What a pair of studs.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
3 years ago

Kinda odd situation in the Yanks-Jay’s game where Lourdes Gurriel’s left leg gave out while he was trying to leg out a hit, and then afterwords was writhing in pain in the dirt. I literally almost dropped him right there thinking he’s done for the season. After the game they said it was just a cramp and he’s fine but I think there’s still a decent chance for a IL trip here.

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

So true on Elieser. I dropped him x3 for scrubs in Sunday’s FAAB and now this…

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up. I have Kingery and Lourdes Gurriel…

Gio Urshela and Acquino are available. Are we making a move or multiple? Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
3 years ago

Oops didn’t mean to post here

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Sandman
3 years ago

I’d hold but Urshela, Lourdes and Acquino are all close…

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

Unless Lourdes hits the IL like the commenter below suggests…then I’d go Acquino first if position doesn’t matter

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

I feel hijacked. At least say something about Elieser, DT! ;-)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

Love love Elieser! Filthy!!

Max
Max
3 years ago

Still Urshela over Tauchman?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Max
3 years ago

I’d want Urshela, both should probably be owned

JB
JB
3 years ago

Ready to swap Eloy for Bichette?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  JB
3 years ago

I’d do it..It’s August, go with the hot bat.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  JB
3 years ago

Agree with MP

Blaster
Blaster
3 years ago

Corey Seager or Gio Urshela?

Big Country
Big Country
Reply to  Blaster
3 years ago

Brian Anderson or Gio Urshela?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Blaster
3 years ago

Urshela

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Blaster
3 years ago

Gio

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

Happy Friday Razzballers, quick question. Who of Pence/Calhoun would you drop for Tauchman or Aquino. As always, thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

I’d go Aquino over Pence

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

(Thanks for convincing me on Bichette in two leagues); he’s still available in another league where I’m rostering Semien. Bichette or Semien?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Also, Kipnis or Hiura.

Tony C
Tony C
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Stop whatever you’re doing now and run to get Bichette and Hiura!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Bichette and Hiura

galica
galica
3 years ago

Grey!!

So loved the report like the time I was thirsty in the desert and someone offered me a slice of fresh juicy watermelon.

a. Bichette, man! Broke Ted William’s record from 1939!!! Him, Biggio and VGJ atop the order and I don’t care who bats 4-9, Amiright? Only, the Blow Jays will sell him off for pitching and stripper money. That park is made for hitting, so craft the team around a steady diet of offense, some groundball inducing pitchers and pray for rain in a domed stadium.

b. Didn’t get to Bichette in my RCL, so I will have to satisfy myself with Berti and a hot Kipnis.

c. Aquino! What a man! The only bright spot on the Reds roster!

d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 9

from Mexican Hayride, 1948

We’re after a confidence man named Joe Bascom (aka Abbott).

Also, keep your eyes open for a pudgy guy…who looks as if he were apologizing for something. Dark complexion, 5’5″ and fat (that’s Lou). We traced him from El Paso. He won a dance marathon contest. Used the prize money to get here. He danced the samba for 68 hours straight… still goofy from it too.

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey!!!!

Thanks, man. Just prepping the scene for Mexican Hayride (1948). Hope no donkeys were injured in the making of that movie.

Forgot to mention, have a nice weekend. La Chaim, mazel tov and shabat shalom.

Cheers,
Ante

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

First!

Grey loved the write-up.

Thanks for the Gallen advice as you were on him soooo early. Lurves! I’m starting him in Coors next week. YOLO.

LG