We’re about two weeks from September call-ups, or as we call it in my house, “One more month and Cougs gets back the Fantasy Master Lothario,” or as they call it in Prospector Ralph’s house, “Let’s make another baby,” or as they call it in any Cubs fan’s house, “Start drinking heavily now so the heartbreak of October is a blurry haze.”  By the way, whatever team faces the Cubs in the World Series should pay Steve Bartman to throw out a first pitch of one of the games.  Bartman, “I won’t do it.”  “We’ll give you $50,000.”  “Do you want me to throw out the first pitch while riding on the back of a goat?”  So, that brings us to who will be the top September call-up, or at least for hype, Yoan Moncada.  About a week ago, Moncada injured his ankle, but he’s likely to be fine in a week.  In about 12 days, every fantasy baseball site will be telling you to grab Moncada, so it depends on how quick you need to react in your league on when you grab him, but I would in most leagues.  “Why, Unkie Grey, what does Moncada do?  Can he help me talk to girls?”  Yes!  If those girls live in Boston, have red hair and are named Francine.  Would you be interested if I told you Moncada went 13/44 in only 97 games with a .300 average?  How about if I told you he’s going to play in one of the best offensive parks with one of the best hitting teams?  What if I said he’d move your car on street cleaning day?  He will do all of that (minus the moving of the car, but it’s good if you get out of the house once in a while).  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Gary Sanchez – Yes, he’s been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, but, more than that, a Gary Sanchez is a Dirty Sanchez performed in Gary, Indiana.

Sandy Leon – He’s hitting .382 with 7 HRs.  If you were as discerning in your real life as you are in what catcher to pick up, you’d never get laid.

Brandon Moss – I said last week I would never tell you again to pick up Moss, but Last Week Grey is gone.  I’m a kinder and gentler Grey, I see the ray of sunshine in each one of your hearts, call me Albright.

Justin Morneau – Sure, he’s about eight months from signing a one-day deal with the Twins so he can retire, but he has been hitting recently.  By the way, if I were a team, and a player came to me, asking if we’d sign him for one day so he could retire with us, I’d say, “How about five years ago when you were good and we wanted to sign you to a smaller-monied contract to stay with us and you instead decided to take the money and run?  Get out of my office!  And no we don’t validate!”

Howie Kendrick – Has been hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Gotta say, lately, Kendrick has been pitch perfect!  What? I have to appeal to our five girl readers sometimes.  I don’t forget my ladies.  Crap, I think I was supposed to pick up Cougs from her mechanic!  I wonder why she keeps sleeping over there.  Hmm…

Brandon Phillips – When he’s been on the field, he’s been hitting for power and running, BP’s showing good energy!  This was brought to you by me trying to get a British Petroleum sponsorship.

Cesar Hernandez – Love what this guy has been doing recently (don’t love it, but he’s been sorta hot and has speed, even though he gets caught stealing a lot with his not pretty larceny.  Those with parenthetical blindness are much more excited about this guy.)

Yulieski Guerriel – I already gave you my Yulieski Guerriel fantasy.  It was written on the back of a pickup truck in a black and white John Mellencamp video.

Alex Bregman – Well, he’s been better than A.J. Reed, I’ll give him that.  Maybe Bregman needed two weeks to adjust to the major leagues.  Mike Trout once needed three months, so Bregman will be better than Trout next year.  Perfect logic!

Ryon Healy – I could see adding Healy for a hot corner infidel.  Honestly, I can’t see myself adding him, but I could see it by someone else.  Like by a guy who has a Billy Beane cardboard head that holds it in front of his face and talks through the cut-out lips.  “Can I have a hot pretzel?”  “Sir, can you please lower the Beane head?”

Dansby Swanson – I just gave you my Dansby Swanson fantasy.  It had all the elements of a great post, even zirconium.

Tim Anderson – He had 49 steals one year in the minors, so not sure why he’s been so run shy thus far, but maybe there’s something the 2nd amendment people can do, I don’t know, sad.

Luke Weaver – Was surprised to see the Stream-o-Nator excited about Weaver’s next start, but perhaps it’s just hoping for some attention, being such a lonely robot.  Not surprised because I think Weaver’s trash, but SON usually veers away from rookies.

Andrew Cashner – Full disclosure:  I struggled with finding even two guys to stream in the upcoming days.  Ariel Miranda?  If you have nothing nice to say, remain silent.  Chad Bettis?  How about Jerome Bettis?  (Clumsy linkbait:  Our fantasy football leagues are signing up, go join!)  Ross Stripling?  I’d rather stream Marcel the monkey.  So, Cashner it is with little other option.

Adam Ottavino – The Otto Sommelier says if you don’t pick him up, y’all a bunch of walruses!

Brandon Kintzler – If you need saves, see no reason to not own him.  Kintzler?  I hardly knew her!  That never gets old!  *two seconds later*  Meh, it’s kinda old.

Tyler Thornburg – You might also know him by the name Tyler, the Thornburger, from his most famous song, Bonkers.  “I’m a SAGNOF’ing paradox, no, I’m not.  Threesomes with effin’ Blaine Boyer and Corey Knebel.  The success is the best revenge, so I beat Damien Magnifico up with the stack of magazines I’m in.  Oh, not again!  Craig Counsell writing a report, holding the pen with a crazy contort.”

Mitch Haniger – Mitch don’t kill my vibe, Mitch don’t kill my vibe, I can feel your energy from two planets away.  To mix rap allusions, I get the Maas Appeal feeling from Mitch.  He had 24 HRs and 10 SBs in the minors this year, with a .351 average in Triple-A.  Maybe he’s Quad-A, due to his age, but I’m rolling him out there on a couple of teams.

Keon Broxton – He’s been stealing like crazy, and it’s not a fluke with his speed.  Though, I’ll admit that when I think of Broxton I don’t think of speed; I think of a giant ass.

Jorge Soler – Baez and Soler have both fallen out of favor with fantasy owners, and I wonder if they’ll ever get back in our good graces.  I sound like a fantasy baseball PR person.  Go kiss some babies, Soler!

Ender Inciarte – How has he stayed so under the radar while hitting in all but two of the last 34 games?  I think the CIA is in the middle of this Inciarte conspiracy.

Chris Owings – The Hitter-Tron once said of Owings, “Damn, if I don’t want to stick my metal penis in Owings’ Corvette.”  There ya have it!

Paulo Orlando – He’s been hitting the cover off the ball lately, which isn’t cool for the Malaysian children that stitch all the balls together.

SELL

Justin Upton – Yes, you should drop him.  I’m sorry it didn’t work out.  Here, I’ll make it up to you.  *places ad on Craigslist, corresponds with answerer of ad, pays money*  Okay, it’s still bigger than I wanted, but for under $10 it’s the world’s smallest violin that I could find.  I will now hire the world’s smallest violin instructor to teach me how to play it for you.

Jason Heyward – ProTip!  Go to our 30-day Player Rater for hitters (or pitchers, I don’t care), click on the dollar sign so it’s sorted from worst to best, then scroll down with an eye on the Owned%.  Guys over 50% that have a negative dollar value are guys you own that are not good.

Jay Bruce – Two years now in a row he’s been next level terrible in August, and last year he was awful in September too.  Really wanna wait it out to see if the pattern holds?  Do you also own a striped shirt that has in big letters, “Patternfamilias?”

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
5 years ago

in a 14 team roto dynasty, watson or the VIZ?

2. forsythe or s.castro (slugging over homers, OBP over AVG)?

3. reddick or any of werth/dickerson/kendrick/rosario?

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

drop urias or e-rod for stream bat? (urias i added today in deep h2h league just for K’s, then he goes and has a great start),
upcoming are:
urias vs CUBS 9.1 (wow, that’s high for against CUBS)
e-rod vs KC -8

i had added e-rod (over cashner) during e-rod’s last game early last week when he was going perfect game (or no hitter at least), in fact i grabbed him RIGHT as he was leaving that game with minor injury, but he’s been penciled in yet again in few days. e-rod of course has been a bit better than urias lately and urias has to be getting shut down at some point (hard to find ANY decent starters in this league)

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
5 years ago

Just gonna say it: F#*K YOU JUSTIN UPTON!!!!!

I know the matchup @ BOS is awful but can we actually sit Danny Duffy next week? Dood’s on fire

Also, you good sitting Franco (@CWS2, @NYM3) for Bregman (@PIT3, TB3)?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
5 years ago

GREY!

Totally sang the “hakuna matada” song when i read the intro!

12 tm AL only league – trying to hold onto first, need SB.

Drop profar for Aoki?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

That’s exactly what I was thinking, without Gomez I wouldn’t even consider it

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: profar, while not being good lately, is still better than anything cargo 2 has done in over a year or so, i’m adding fielding into that.

Scrapski
Scrapski
5 years ago

Plz rate:
Snell
Phelps
Rodon
C green
Bailey
Thanks grey!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Which SP to pair with Hernan Perez to get CarGo for the stretch run?

Archer, Greinke, Cole, Duffy, Hammel, Moore.

Who do i offer first?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok he actually wanted Greinke in the first place so i offered him Greinke/Perez for CarGo. Feels like i win the trade by a good amount. I will be picking up Peraza for some tasty SAGNOF.

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

Hey Grey – planning for the H2H playoffs, in a league tracking QS and W. Would you drop R Lopez (nats have great match ups in sept) or Marco Estrada (i know he sucks but he’s typically a QS and W machine) for the mending Paxton or Guerra, or hold until they show they’re healthy? Thanks!

Also, for OBP OPS rest of season (again, only caring about sept playoffs) – Judge, Bautista, or Dahl?

Thanks again.

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

@Grey: thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Oh good old Dusty Baker. Uses Yusmeiro Petit for 1+ innings because he desperately wants to avoid using his overworked setup corps. Then, when the Nats slim lead is almost certain to perish due to the ineptitude of Petit, he decides to go to said overworked setup corps. Classic.

Muskysmell
Muskysmell
5 years ago

Colorado….where pitchers go to die.
Hammel getting destroyed there with his stuff makes so much sense. RIP my ERA.

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

Now Justin Upton homered twice (so far) today. Is there any chance in hell that Justin finishes the year with a few weeks packed with homers?

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha, yeah, I didn’t think so.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: oh yeah, thanks for telling everyone he was done. Is there a chance you could tell everyone to dump Franco…I need the stats

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

@Grassy Knoll Redding: still got him in 2 dynasties, but didn’t have to start him today in those, did start him over sano in one league today (keep 6, both were this year)

The Hack
The Hack
5 years ago

Worst thing about the Olympics is no masterchef…what a shame

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: At first I thought it got cancelled or something weird like that. Its kinda a weak season

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sean is like this seasons derrick but not as douchee. He doesnt really bother me that much. Im thinking it will be him vs Terry at the end

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: shows how much I read you…or maybe remember, not sure

Nightmare
Nightmare
5 years ago

Hey Greylord. Happy weekend. Couple questions for next week’s lineup…h2h pts

1) pick 1.
Hamilton (vs LAD, 2vsTEX,[email protected]) or Beltre ([email protected], 4vs CLE)
2) I know these dudes are streamers but pick 2
Nova (vs HOU, @MIL), Skaggs (@TOR, @DET), Godley (vsATL, vs CIN)

Archie
Archie
5 years ago

Oakland +160 vs white sox
Neal vs Quintana who you got?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Archie
5 years ago

@Archie: surprised we don’t get more of those.
the break even % for +160 (getting paid 1.6 for every 1) is 38.46% so if teamonator says OAK has a 38.46% or better today it’s a good bet. let’s see if that was so. yep, OAK was a 41% on that. so your return (% wise) would’ve been
.41 x 1.6 – (.59 x -1)/ 1 = 6.6% edge per dollar bet. i’m betting (like most bets) about 85% or higher of all good bets are on dogs.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oops, i forgot it’s .41 x 1.6 – absolute value of .59 x -1 (the amount you make on average is .656 per dollar when you win and .59 per dollar when you lose).

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: -.59 when you lose, yielding 6.6 cents per dollar bet.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: not entirely hard
for favorites (anybody with a negative next to the line):
take the number (say -200 for 2 to 1 favorite), move decimal place back 2 spots (so 200 goes to 2), remove the negative sign, thendivide this number (2) by a number adding 1 to it (so 2/ (2 +1) =3), and you come up with the break even chance you need to make the bet, in this case 66.66%. anything higher than that it’s a good bet.

for dogs (number with a + next to it): we’ll use the +160 from above. move the decimal back two spots, so 1.6. divide 1.6 by the number made by adding 1 to 1.6 (1.6 / 1 +1.6), then subtract 1 from our new number ((1.6 / 1+ 1.6) – 1). remove the negative sign (absolute value), and whola .3846 or 38.46% is the break even number for a +160 bet. this reminds me, i need to get a bovada account and start using teamonator (my old bookies quit years ago)

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

So, BJ Upton… Um,I guess that’s a thing again.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

16 team OPS, somebody just dropped semian (cold lately of course). my backup SS is swanson, hold or grab that semian?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: DAMMIT, i missed a “semian (dried out lately of course, even thought it took a while)”

Db
Db
5 years ago

Have 3 bench players should I be carrying three seems like I’m waiting for one to bust out here’s my team right now any recommendations heading into playoffs in a couple weeks 12 team h2h

C grandal
1b belt
2b schoop
3b Franco
Ss lindor
If trea turner
Of marte, trout, jd Martinez, judge
Util grichuk, benitendi
Bench Frazier, Kepler, jankowski

Pitching
Darvish, price, Carrasco, Duffy, Salazar, hellickson, Edwin Diaz, Burgos, Giles, kintzler, Iglesias

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Steals/net steals league still do it?
Drop anyone else for bell, Gomez, peraza

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: drop belt for Moreland, Zimmerman, plouffe, Espinosa, tommy j, Marwin, Flores, Pearce, Norris, Morrison?

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: drop anyone for deshields batting lead off 2 run homer?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Db
5 years ago

@Db: cargo 2 is just trash, bell not till playing time, maybe over nobody even then, peraza is jankowski with slightly more power, more positions and less playing time.

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Who do you like better for the upcoming week and ROS in a h2h points league – Alex Gordon (6 games on the road @ MIA and @Boston) or Benintendi (4 games on the road vs. Tampa & 3 at home vs. KC)? I currently have Benintendi rostered.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. And where would you rank Brad Miller among those 3 ROS?

Wake Up
5 years ago

QUICK:

More HRs…Chris Davis or Mookie Betts?

More HRs…Josh Donaldson or Daniel Murphy??

Does AuShizz have more HRs or SBs???

Boomer19
Boomer19
5 years ago

There is a gun to my head and I either need to start Skaggs next week against Toronto and Detroit or Anibal against the Angels and Twins. What do I do?

Boomer19
Boomer19
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Skaggs is on the road for both. Anibal has the Angels at home and the twins on the road.

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

I can only keep 1 of Yoan Moncada or Alex Bregman for next year. Keeper costs are the same ($2), and position eligibility doesn’t really matter for my team (I already have studs at 2B, 3B, LF, and SS). There is inflation in the league, but it isn’t crazy…conceivably, if both hit well enough to keep, I can hold onto them for 5-6 years pretty easily.

I can also drop Taijuan Walker ($11) and keep both of them, but I’m already keeping 7 hitters in a keep 10 league, and I don’t like the idea of going into the auction without 3 solid SPs.

Thanks Grey!

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
5 years ago

20 team OPS league. drop either of rosario/dickerson for teoscar (man these parents have some sense of humors on em). there’s a guy named dermis garcia in some org. dermis being a latin word, that word means “skin” garcia as much in any hispanic language as it does in english.

Cersy
Cersy
5 years ago

Hi Grey,
I’m in a 12 team h2h keeper pool. I can keep 8 players. Currently keeping Trout, JD Martinez, Segura, Dee Gordon, Degrom, and Carrasco. Which 2 would you keep out of the following? Dahl, Brantley, Baez, Lamb, tanaka, and Hendricks?
Thanks a lot.

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

As a last minute streamer, who do you like best out of
C.Green @LAA
Vogelson vs MIA
B.Shipley @ SD

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Holy crap…I picked up Phelps this week as a 2-start streamer (thanks to razzball’s recommendation, I didn’t even know who this guy was!) and he has been HUGE this week.

Was gonna cut him but he’s got SD coming up…wow, some eye-popping numbers though!

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

So is Peraza going to start every day going forward? I almost dropped him from my bench to pick up a 2 start picther.

You never know with that Reds cluster eff of an organization…considering how they’ve been starting old ass veterans for most of the season in a rebuilding year.

Slim
Slim
5 years ago

Can you believe this 3 walk performance from Teoscar. He’s the next Jackie Bradley Jr! Man… I liked that meme alot better when JBR stunk.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Josh Bell coming back up. What to expect from him going forward?

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
5 years ago

1) I can’t believe how bad the D-Backs CL/Set up Shituation has screwed me this year. Buchter and Maurer (both on my opponents team) gift wrapped another Save opp (WHIP/ERA bonus too) only to have my newly acquired Burgos to give up that little bomb to Schimpfomaniac.

2) Lost Kang to DL. Better pick up between Hazelbaker and Scruggs. My guess is they both play 4 times a week and the edge goes to Hazelbaker because of the line up spot against righties if Matheny bats Carp in the 3-hole like tonight.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Hazelbaker has the edge for me with SB potential.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’m making top-shelf margaritas tonight and I’ll have one for you.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

Saw Sausage Party today. I don’t even care, Salma Hayek is sexy as an animated taco. Ok, that’s weird. But I stand by my statement.

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

@Grey: Movie was funny, I mean, so over the top foul and dirty. Very juvenile humor that I’m a sucker for sometimes. Middle starting dragging of course, but I laughed.

Yeah we swore we were going to start it this weekend, but here I am watching baseball and looking up New Balances. I’ve been stoned on muscle relaxers all week due to a charity kickball injury and falling asleep super early.

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

@Grey: Haha. I need to watch, it’s getting more and more difficult to get on the information superhighway without seeing spoiler articles.

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Sitting Pom tonight at Detroit?

John
John
5 years ago

Any chatter on Boston – Detroit weather?

Keegan
Keegan
5 years ago

Keep one for the next 3 years … David Dahl or Dan Duffy? Apparently you need double D initials to make my roster.

Clowns Ambition
Clowns Ambition
5 years ago

Who do you like. Moss (Hendrickson). Werth (Jenkins) thanks man

gregjeffries
gregjeffries
5 years ago

Senior Lothario,
Still working on my potential drops for next week… Who are you dropping, based solely on ROS value?
– Kepler
– Judge
– Dahl
– G. Sanchez

gregjeffries
gregjeffries
Reply to  gregjeffries
5 years ago

(You had said you were holding Sanchez, so I’m guessing either Judge or Kepler…)

gregjeffries
gregjeffries
Reply to  gregjeffries
5 years ago

Sorry, one last followup… If you have to start one next week, who’s it gonna be?
– Shoemaker (@ Toronto)
– Duffy (@ Boston)
– Hammel (@ LAD)

John
John
5 years ago

Dreadful waiver wire decision for QS and win.
Pick 2 please

Vogey v Mia (Urenas)
Miranda v Mil ( Garza)
Leake @ Phil (V V)
V V v Stl (Leake)

John
John
Reply to  John
5 years ago

@John:
Scratch V V just picked up

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
5 years ago

I SOOO hope no team sees your recommendation to battle the Cubs with Bartman…unless it’s the Rangers!

So, my rotation contains Yu, Scherzer, Shoe, Teherán, Happ, Salazar, Musgrove, and Bundy with McCullers on the DL. Gotta max Ks, wins, quality starts, K/9, K/BB, and innings while minimizing ERA, WHIP, HRs, BBs, with at least 45 innings. SV/H is a combined category. I’m inclined to drop one or two starters to pick up a bullpen guy. Bundy? Musgrove? Who would you drop? …Or would you keep them all and rotate as needed?

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ok thanks Grey.

Corey
Corey
5 years ago

Trea Turner or Travis Jankowski?

Salvador Perez or Sandy Leon?

Corey
Corey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

one
one
5 years ago

start hellickson vs cards?

db
db
5 years ago

drop any of these guys for schimpf, cuthbert, grichuk, kang

franco, todd frazier, swanson, benetendi, kepler

db
db
5 years ago

Need a big weekend kepler .188 this week
brandon belt 0 rbis this week drop him for tommy joseph

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 weekly league.

Polanco or Scherzer?

Thanks

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Oh, and one more.

12-team H2H OBP.

Running with Dansby at SS, but these guys are available.

Kang, T.Anderson, Gregorius, C.Hernandez, Jose Reyes.

Change it up or keep rolling with Dansby?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

12-team H2H QS. Looking for QS and ratio help as I think Ks might be out of reach.

V.Velasquez and his home schooling ways v. STL ($10)
Ariel Mirando v. MIL ($6)
Mike Leake @PHI ($5)
Braden Shipley @SD ($-2)
Vogelsong v. MIA ($-2)

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Time to activate Salazar.. Do I drop Musgrove, Descalfani, or Bailey.

Is Bailey’s hot stretch anything special?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: would you throw Bailey against the Dodgers on monday? I could keep Salazar on the DL for now.

Henry Rowengartner
Henry Rowengartner
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Out of the following players on your buy column who would you grab for the ROS. I could definitely use some steals but its not urgent.

Justin morneau
Howie kendrick
Brandon phillips
Cesar hernandez
Yulieski gurriel
Ryan Healy
Mitch haniger
Chris owings

Henry Rowengartner
Henry Rowengartner
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Forget the steals for a second. I’m looking to drop J. Upton. You can add Moncada to that list from above, Who would you add for the ROS to replace upton.

Chris
5 years ago

Playoffs starting next week in my h2h points league. Trying to make sure my pitching staff is as strong as possible. I’ve got matz, salazar, Musgrove and shoemaker at bottom of rotation. Hellickson and straily are on waivers. Should I swap any of them out?

I’ve relied on salazar and matz all year and get to the playoffs and don’t feel I can trust them. Not a good feeling. What do you think?

Paradise paved
Paradise paved
5 years ago

In a 10 team, 10 keeper league ….
My team is:
C – posey
1b – votto
2b – odor
3b – Franco
Ss – boegarts
0f -‘jd, Jackie Bradley, Braun
Util – kemp, encarcion
Bench – Cain, prado, fowler, Bregman
Dl – Bautista
Sp – sale, Felix, matz, c-mart, fulmer, taillon, Hammel, descalfani, Duffy, odorizzi,
Rp – oh, ottavino, dyson,

Who are the two most droppable players ? We have a few guys who stream pitchers and to win k’s and wins , it would require to have a stream able pitching position,

Thanks

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

heyward now benched 2 days in a row. NL only, would’ve dropped barrett for haniger hours back, except burgos again used as 8th inning man and coughed it up. have both of burgos/barrett (and ottavino). drop heyward here before barrett since ARI might still be using him as closer?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: sidenote, have pollock coming back pretty soon in DL and i’m thinking heyward is the drop there anyway.

The King in the North
The King in the North
5 years ago

Only just behind on K’s, but I’m holding onto slim leads in walks and WHIP heading into the weekend (H2H). What combo of Ray @ SD, Hellickson vs. STL, and Moore @ NYM should I start tomorrow? Thanks!

thorbs
thorbs
5 years ago

Good as always!

12-team dynasty league, need a bench bat to plug in when my regular hitters have bad matchups or scuffle.

How would you rank Broxton, Haniger and Orlando? I just dropped Haniger for Broxton.

Arrabers Greg
Arrabers Greg
5 years ago

Moncada gonna get ample playing time?

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

I would’ve never thought Kris Bryant would be batting .300 in late-August.
His development as a complete hitter has truly been somethin’.

john revino
john revino
5 years ago

In a yahoo 5×5 h2h league – is there any point in keeping Schoop around? I could use the spot to stream pitchers. If not, who do I dump (if anyone)?

Leon
Miggy
Odor
Villar
Frazier
Polanco
Springer
Trout
Pujols (ut)
Yasmany (ut)
Ozuna (bn)
Schoop (bn)

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

McCullers or Guerra?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: McCullers probably done?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Carlos Rodon for Lorenzo Cain?

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: sagnof. pick two from maurer, barrett and burgos.

thanks.

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

12 team H2H league with playoffs starting in two weeks. Top two spots basically decided. 6 teams battling for the final four (that’s hoop linkage for JB!). Ten cat hitting league.

Is it possible that I need to drop Frazier for Gordon or Morneau? He has just been so bad. Be patient and hope he jacks a few next week or go for the hot bats it?

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

I really do feel like Bregman is gonna be the next Mookie.
Mark it down fellas…musky has made his prediction.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Noooo…
I traded Bregman and a host of other blue chip prospects for Correa at my trade deadline so I’d much like for Correa to be the monster he promised to be!

But yea, Bregs is just a gamer. Even when he was struggling, I felt like he’d figure it out soon. And like you said, even Mike Trout struggled out the gate.

The Show ain’t no joke.

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
5 years ago

Sandy Leon (@TB4, KC3) or Wellington Castillo (ATL4, CIN3) next week at catcher?

And if Dirty Sanchez starts both games at catcher this weekend and gets eligibility, would you start him over either of those two? Yanks have @SEA3 and vs BAL3

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

ok, that mchugh “inning” has to be the worst of any pitcher all year, singles/doubles might be some luck, 4 HR’s in 5 batters sure ain’t luck.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: but miley gonna miley they’ll win anyway.

ty
ty
5 years ago

Am I dropping Mccann for dirty Sanchez?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ty
5 years ago

@ty: let me join that league next year eh

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
5 years ago

Nothing like checking your fantasy squad just before dinner and seeing your team is three for three with three homeruns and four RBIs. Thank you Machado, Springer and crush Davis

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Count de Monetball
5 years ago

sorry honey, I’ll get off my phone and Pay attention to you and my four children

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Count de Monetball
5 years ago

i’ll get off my phone in November after the Cubs win the World Series :-)! The onslaught continues just dong hit a two run shot. Four bangfizzles I hope not. Then again eight players for the nuclear power plant softball team came down with eight unfortunate incidences, but Darryl strawberry remained and Homer Simpson had to ride the pine

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

One Bangfizzle that’s possible, three bangfizzles there’s an outside chance but four bangfizzles I’d like to see that! You

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
5 years ago

I loved going on the 30-day player rater and finding out that Bryce Harper met your “not good” criteria. Haha. I know he’s been hurt a lot, but it made me laugh. I’m not bitter. Okay, I’m bitter.

alex
alex
5 years ago

kind of new to this fantasy baseball stuff. inherited a team.

anyway, standard rotissiere league.

was offered fulmer, piscotty, and pederson for trout.got some temporary dead spots due to injuries can could use some good players. is that enough for Trout?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

same NL only as earlier. now with ottavino and burgos/barrett
drop barrett or any of my hitters for haniger ARI?
C contreras
1B rizzo
2B murphy
3B rendon
SS villar
CI adonis
MI nunez
OF (4) marte/heyward/span/altherr
util (2) hundley/swanson
BN t.joseph/mercer
DL fatt adams/pollock

Nitro
Nitro
5 years ago

In a 10 team points keeper league, would you take Moncada over:
Kepler
Odor
Grandal or G Sanchez (I have both for now)

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Richard (Call me Dick)
Richard (Call me Dick)
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Wait, you’d hold here? You said you would add him in most leagues, as I assume you have/will….but from what tier of players are you dropping? Why hold on Kepler? Why Grandal?? especially when he has Sanchez.

Db
Db
5 years ago

Dropping judge, benitendi, Swanson for moncada?

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: if he would be my 3rd bench bat right now is it still worth it to pick him up, my pitching been so good lately haven’t needed to stream that’s why I have 3 bench bats

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
5 years ago

Finally read it (smokes a cig like I just read Giancarlo was fine and playing tonight!) I thought I read a couple of days ago that Yoan was going to play in the AFL, wouldn’t that mean they wouldn’t call him up this season? Forgive me if I am wrong on Mustachioed one!

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

I’m sure you’re right, I just never seen it done before

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Ha

ERad
ERad
5 years ago

I’m streaming Wade LeBlanc tonight

That’s how bleak streaming has been this year – just mark him down for 5ER and let’s move on to tomorrow

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: 2 weeks out tomorrow – I’m living in a war zone over here.

I have nights where I think about just driving and never turning back. Can’t wait for marriage!

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

She’s never getting Altuve and Rizzo from me!

gregjeffries
gregjeffries
5 years ago

Been a rough 24 hours for my SPs with Salazar, Musgrove, Arietta, Matz and Lackey all pooping the pillows. Need to drop someone to make a Streamonator move for next week. Who are you dropping as a utility bat? G. Sanchez or Judge?

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  gregjeffries
5 years ago

@gregjeffries: Id dump Kzar