Frequent commenter, PK, said the other day, “We have Hunter Greene, and now Hunter Brown in the big leagues. Just need a Hunter Orange to complete the redneck trifecta!” And I haven’t stopped thinking about that, so now you also have to think about it. Hey, PK, save the genius stuff for me! Or, Hunter Brown (6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 Ks), as was the case yesterday in his MLB debut. At some point, the Astros have to stop creating top flight arms, don’t they? Wait a second! You know how the A’s went from attracting fans with OBP to allowing fans to have sex in the bleachers (sorta true, google it, if you don’t believe me), from Moneyball to NoMoneyball to Hornyball. Maybe the Astros are going from the Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang Scandal to some other scandal we don’t know about yet that turns guys like Framber into aces. Mentioned this on the podcast the other day, which is on Youtube, and will be out on our regular podcast channel today, when discussing Hunter Brown. Astros get so much more from their starters than anyone expects. Why? Is something suspicious going on? Sorry, cheat once and I always think you’re cheating. With Hunter Brown, people actually expect nasty stuff, and with good reason. He has a filthy 85 MPH curve, 96 MPH slider — that’s right, 96 MPH! That’s the fastest slider in the majors this year, outside of deGrom — and a 97 MPH fastball. If you didn’t watch him, all the pitches looked devastatingly good. Now’s the time when I turn this back into the here and now and for this year, you’re likely better off with the Streamonator than holding Brown. Also, holding Brown is how one gets sepsis. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.54, with his 12th save. Don’t usually talk about closers who are doing well, but two weeks of Montero has been better than five months of chasing the Phillies’ pen.

Dallas Keuchel – Released by the Rangers. Teams are tightening their grasp and releasing Keuchel so many times they’re really gonna have some strong pelvics.

Anthony Rizzo – Won’t be back until Wednesday at the earliest. Dealing with headaches after having an epidural. Rizzo’s got his timing all messed up. You have the headaches to avoid sex to avoid needing an epidural for the birth show. By the way, “birth show” is a medical term.

Harrison Bader – Could start a rehab assignment next week. It’s gonna be hilarious when Bader is finally activated and the Yankees’ fans see what they actually received for JoMo. “This fawkin guy who can’t keep his hat on? Bay-dur? That’s what we got? He sucks!”

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer. With his homer, he was the first Yankee besides Aaron Judge to score a run since last Wednesday. Yanks have Judge and little Marwin to victory.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. There should be some kind of rule, “If Israeli Diner Falafel homers off you, you’re automatically demoted to Triple-A, and you have to pay for your own travel.”

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 54th homer. I said last week, that I have him down for 66 homers, and the crazy thing is that’s still 12 homers in a month, which doesn’t sound undoable at all, and that’s still a lot!

Giancarlo Stanton – Left yesterday’s game after fouling the ball off his foot. Good news is x-rays were negative. *sees Giancarlo’s stats since returning from IL* Hmm, Giancarlo being healthy might actually be bad news.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Streamonator likes Taillon’s next start, but I’d be lying if I said I trusted him at all, and I would never lie to you, you incredibly handsome-faced person.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Must be nice to be back in Yankee Stadium for Gary. The place where he first came of age, finding out how much he really sucked from Yankee fans.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15. He’s now up to 13 innings this year, which is a very cursed number, so I worry we might never see inning number 14. I will need to do a seance to rid the evil juju of Jack Flaherty’s 13th innings. *standing under a cage with a dozen pigeons* Screaming through a hazmat suit, “They say bird poop is lucky! Hope this works!” Watching this game, I was left with the question: Does Flaherty look decent or do the Gnats look terrible? It’s hard to say, but I think it was mostly the Gnats looking bad. Impressed Flaherty did throw 91 pitches, though. That’s, um, something.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.56. Watched Anibal throw Pujols a 66 MPH eephus and thought to myself, “Anibal clearly doesn’t want Pujols to homer off him, because then he’d just throw him his usual 88 MPH fastball.”

Lance Lynn  – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Has Tony La Russa thought about renting himself out to clubs, so he manages them for a month or two, then leaves suddenly and the teams then get the “La Russa’s not there” bump.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week. Pollock’s getting hot when the weather cools down. What a surprise!

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and third homer in the last week. Elvis and Pollock are battling for who is the hottest bat in Chicago, which is not to say a Pollock Elvis, who sings House Rock Jail and Hotel Breakheart.

Ryne Nelson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks in his MLB debut. Pitchers in history to reach 7+ IP, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7+ Ks in their debut are Ryne Nelson and Nick Kingham, which sounds like the most cursed factoid. Honestly, I read it from someone, and I don’t even believe it. Really? That’s it? Two guys? Any hoo! Nelson had a 5.43 ERA in Triple-A, so, yeah, I’d like to see more before crowning him the next Nick Kingham.

Stone Garrett – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .424. Dbags must be hitting Stone at top of their order, huh? No? They must be playing him every day! Not that either? Well, at least they’re playing Corbin Carroll and not batting Carson Kelly at leadoff.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.73. I’d say he deserved better than a loss, but he seems kinda like a douche, and deserves to fall in love with Amber Heard.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-9 and his 26th and 27th homer. Okay, real scenario, Santander comes back to the Orioles, slotted into the three hole with Cedric and Gunnar in front and Adley behind. Santander is projected for 30/100/.260. He’s a top 15 outfielder this year on the Player Rater. So, where does he go next year and how is he not underrated? Is it at all possible? It doesn’t seem it to me.

Adley Rutschman – 5-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in three games. He’s played a little more than half a season, so I kinda wish I saw more power than roughly a 17-homer pace, but, then again, he’s got more poise than Blair Warner with a book on her head.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-8 and his 20th homer. Vlad, the Mini Impaler, will be somewhere in the 7-15 range next year. Everyone else on the Jays? I haven’t a clue. For unstints, Teoscar is a complete mystery. If he’s 25/10/.270 to end the year (all possible numbers) and that’s not really that bad, then he’s roughly top 50-ish type numbers. If he ends the year 20/6/.250 (a slump to end the year), and he might not be in the top 100 next year.

Bo Bichette – 6-for-10, 8 RBIs and his 19th, 20th, 21st homer. Not going to pretend Bichette has been great because of one game, after I liked him more than anyone else in the preseason, but — and there’s always a but, unless you’re an alien — Bichette hasn’t ruined your season either.

Cavan Biggio – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and third homer in five games. Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Gausman – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.12. At one point in this game, Gausman lost his mind over a balk call. Maybe because I just watched the Tim Donaghy documentary (by the way, Son has started dropping his fantasy basketball rankings), but I feel like every balk call is the ump with money on the game. The doc was wild, not so much that Donaghy was cheating, but how much NBA refs just decide to call or not call penalties based on if they like a guy. I’m sure this goes in MLB too. Umps just deciding they want to call a strike or a ball based on how nice the batter was getting into the box.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.23. Berrios has been berry, berry bad for me, so I kinda expect his next start, which is supposed to be easier, to go off the rails in some calamitous way.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a home run. He’s had a solid year. You don’t roster him anywhere though, so now you guess how many homers he has. Go ahead! Bzzt! Wrongo! ! Seventeen. Meh.

Andrew Heaney – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.94. Heaney having his worst start all year just to kick off H2H playoffs is such a nice kick in the ‘nads. Thank you, Heaney, may I have another?

Thairo Estrada – 1-for-3 and a slam (12) and legs (17), hitting .264. He’s had such a quiet season, I have him in one league, where I’ve benched him for the better part of the last month. Then I see I had India playing for him, and I want to punch August Grey so hard.

Lewis Brinson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, as he hits leadoff for the Giants, hitting .364. Giants turned Wilmer Flores into a solid bat; they turned J.D. Davis (1-for-4, 9th homer) into a three-hole hitter, and, for their greatest trick, the Giants will try to fix Brinson.

Josh Naylor – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .260. Naylor’s going to be undrafted in shallow leagues again next year, but he’s surprisingly decent for deep leagues. Kinda guy that no one cares about, but gets you top 200 overall numbers with around a top 350 overall price tag.

Drew Waters – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. What are those blue crayon squiggly marks? Oh! Drew Waters, I get it.

Jose Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.77. No exaggeration: Every time I look at Suarez in the first three innings, he has a no hitter. His first-time-through batting average against has to be .000.

Shohei Ohtani – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer. Also, in this game, Mike Trout (3-for-4, 3 runs) hit his 30th homer. Most incredibly, the Angels won!

Matt Wisler – Designated for assignment. “You stink!” That’s Wisler’s mother.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Can’t believe I ever liked Verdugo. I am so Overdugo.

Franchy Cordero – Collided with the wall, sprained his ankle, and needed to be carted off the field. Prayers up for Franchy. He’s done everything the Red Sox have asked of him. Get a home run every 10th game — check! Hit around .220 — check! Play terrible 1st base and outfield — check! Now that I think about it, the Red Sox should ask more of him.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.58. His ERA looks so good! Dot dot dot. Yet, I look at Streamonator, which hates him, and I don’t trust him either.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. If he catches Judge in homers, I win $3K from a preseason bet. Let’s go! He only needs a 30-homer month!

Kris Bryant – No timetable to return. To get their money’s worth, the Rockies should have Bryant walk around the stadium selling hot dogs. Strap some wieners around his waist, put mustard in one water gun, ketchup in another, both holstered at his waist, and let him go shoot franks with condiments at people. And, if anyone over the age of 10 asks for ketchup, you shoot them in the face with your ketchup, saying, “That dog don’t Hunts.”

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 months ago

Also, holding Brown is how one gets sepsis.

Wow. haha

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
4 months ago

Has Donkey gone missing? If I am reading the football columns correctly, he’s been gone for a week. Hopefully a solid vacation. If not, let’s form a search party

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 months ago

1) 12 team keeper points league

Who would you drop to activate Brandon Lowe: Correa, Adames, Nootbaar, Henderson, K Marte

I think Marte is the obvious choice but he’s also my only other 2B eligible hitter

2) 14 team keeper h2h 6×6

Would you move on from JD Martinez or still hold? Has missed the past few games and despite great statcast numbers, hasn’t been great this year. Waiver includes bats such as Escobar, N Cruz, L Garcia (WAS), Profar, Taylor, Pollock

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Cut any of these guys for casas? Needs are obp, sb, rbi. Sb is one of those that I can lose points quicker if I don’t get them and conflicts with two of my other needs.

Amed rosario, bubba thompson, pham, mancini, gray.

Gray has been good when he pitches. I thought he was going on the IL but the twins think he will make his next start (pushed him back to thursday). Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks. Daily lineups. I tried thompson over last couple of days. Had some guys out so both of them were in the lineup over the weekend. I have acuna and alvarez who also don’t appear in the lineup as much as I hoped

c762062790
c762062790
4 months ago

ROS: TON, Lars, McCarthy

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
4 months ago

Can only start 2
Webb at Cubs
McCullers home vs Angels
Lodolo at Brewers(SON loves this start)

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Overall thoughts on Blake Snell? Usually better end of season. Trade Bellinger for him and replace Belli with Franmil? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Do you like Snell? Last 7-8 starts good with one clinker. Thanks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Amazed that Stanton got enough of one to foul it on to his foot.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Somehow, after drafting Olson (2), Lou Bob (3), Stanton (4) and India (6), I finished a game out of first-round bye in the playoffs in the ol’ H2H. Not quite sure how I did it.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

He’s been through some punishing streaks though, which is not great sometimes for H2H. 1/19 the last 7 days for example…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I still take your point though – He’s going to end up close-ish to what we expected, which you can’t really complain too much about.

As I’ve come to learn about H2H, *when* these guys produce their numbers is probably as important as the raw numbers themselves.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

To (partially) illustrate this point, I just checked the season-to-date rater for Yahoo 6×6 OBP leagues. Goldy, Freeman and Mookie are 2, 3 and 4. One guy owns ALL of them – and barely made the playoffs. I can barely find any of my guys and I almost got a first-round bye. Of course the Razz rankings are predicated on Roto, but kind of interesting nonetheless.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I should also say that pitching has played a bigger part for me than I’d normally rely on, even tho it’s a QS league. Drafted Nola, Morton, Freddy (eh) and Jo-Mo. And grabbed Kirby (before he came up) Singer, Carrasco and Mahle (both really good before getting hurt recently) from the wire a while ago.

And liberal use of SON of course.

Last edited 4 months ago by SteveNZ
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Vinnie likely returning Friday. To activate him, I’d be dropping Mancini.

I think I should do it (Mancini irregular PT). Do you agree?

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Vaughn Grissam or Gunner?

thekid2004
thekid2004
4 months ago

Starting Trevor Rogers tomorrow @ PHI?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 months ago

I have 120 pitcher innings left in my 10-team roto league. My SP staff is down to Cole, Gallen, Morton, JoMo, Ohtani, and my RPs being Bautista, Lopez, Alexis, and J.Hernandez. I’d love to squeeze a few more saves and some WHIP out of those 120 innings. I have a roster slot open and I’m also willing to drop any of the above names for a better option.

Who do you like most ROS for saves/Ks/Whip out of Duran, Fairbanks, Gallegos, Herget, Jimenez, Minter, Montero, Schreiber?

P K
P K
4 months ago

I made the lede?! Finally, something I can be proud of to put on my resume! Thanks for the shout-out, Mr. Mustache!

Corey
Corey
4 months ago

First round of playoffs and I need to drop a closer because I need the roster spot for another SP. Drop Kimbrel, Jansen, or Holmes?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Drop Kimbrel for Schneider?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Welp, back to reality after a nice holiday weekend. Hope you enjoyed yourself!

Looking toward next week/ playoffs, is Eduardo Rodriguez worth a roster spot? he was cut and available on waivers (clears tomorrow so I can’t get his start today @ LAA)

If so, who would you drop:

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Grissom
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar
UTL: Arraez, O. Cruz
BN: McMahon (starting this week at home), Mateo
 
SP: DeGrom, L. Webb, Manoah, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Kirby, Pivetta

RP: Hader, Bautista, R. Montero
 
IL: W. Franco, Bednar, Civale

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yep, since the waiver claim won’t be processed until tomorrow, I can see how both he (& Ryan) look today.

Speaking of, are you trusting Ryan @ NYY or benching him?

thanks again

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
4 months ago

I forgot Kris Bryant was even on a team.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 months ago

Ah, good ‘ol “Punch Your Ratios in the Peaney” Heaney getting stomped by a garbage Giants lineup. A classic of the genre.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Fairbanks (best RP onTB committee) or Hegert (LAA closer on lesser team)?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
4 months ago

Looking to shore up on steals, do I keep Margot or pick up Ramon Laureano ?

Projections are leaning Margot

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks !

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Please rank – Joc; Ricky Green; Jake McCarthy.

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Do you have something against Riley that makes you keep calling him by anything but his actual name? haha

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

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

1)    Seems like M. Kopech will be activated as early as tomorrow to face Seattle, should I just leave him on my IL for a bit or who you dropping to bring him in for that start?
2)    Any other guys you’d change up from my team vs Wire ?
3)    Am I better off just rolling with the SP’s I have and maybe pick up a 3rd Reliever to hopefully get a couple extra saves ?

WIRE
BAT – AJ. Pollock, L. Garcia, J. Meneses, C. Biggio, J. Profar, E. Escobar, J. Segura, R. Urias, TJ. Friedl, L. Nootbaar, L. Rengifo, S. Torkelson, W. Merrifield, T. Pham, B. Donovan, G. Urshela,

PIT – [rough expected starts]
W. Miley [CIN, SFG, COL, @PIT, PHI, @CIN]
E. Rodriguez [@LAA, HOU, CHW, @CHW, KCR, @SEA],
J. Gray [@STL, MIA, MIA, PHI, @NYM],
J. Suarez [DET, @CLE, SEA, @MIN, TEX],
A. Civale (if back next week) [LAA, MIN, @CHW, TBR, KCR],
M. Manning [@KCR, CHW, @BAL, KCR, SEA],
R. Contreras [STL, @CIN, CHC, CIN, STL]
J. Odorizzi [@SEA, PHI, WSN, @WSN, NYM],
D. Bundy [CLE, @CLE, @KCR, CHW, @CHW],

RP – A. Diaz, R. Montero, J. Adam, A. Ottavino, J. Schreiber, J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, M. Melancon, D. Robertson

My Team:
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – M. Betts
3B – T. Casas
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – G. Henderson
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – J. India *DTD
BN – K. Marte
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera [NYM, PHI, CHC, @NYM, @MIL]
P – J. Urquidy [LAA, OAK, @BAL, TBR]
BN – C. Javier [TEX, @DET, @TBR, ARI, PHI]
BN – M. Wacha [@TBR, @BAL, KCR, @NYY, BAL, TBR]
BN – D. Smyly [SFG, @NYM, @MIA, PHI, CIN]
BN – G. Kirby [ATL, @LAD, @OAK, TEX, DET]
IL – M. Kopech *IL15 [@SEA, COL, @DET, DET, @SDP, MIN]
IL – L. Severino *IL60

Marv

The Great Knoche
4 months ago

I said something similar about Santander in todays DFS article. Quite possibly the quietest .260/75/30/90 Season ever.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Castellenos went 57th average ADP this year with .309/95/34/100 in 2021. So I’d guess he ends up around 80. Should probably be closer to 50.

jcindaville
jcindaville
4 months ago

Is Elvis Andrus worth an add? I will be without a SS on Thursday and have plenty of adds left. I would be dropping Lux who is DTD and not been much help lately.

Thanks for your help

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Thanks for all the help this year & sorry for making you read so much in my messages all year.

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

1)    Seems like M. Kopech will be activated as early as tomorrow to face Seattle, should I just leave him on my IL for a bit or who you dropping to bring him in for that start?

2)    Any other guys you’d change up from my team vs Wire ?

3)    Am I better off just rolling with the SP’s I have and maybe pick up a 3rd Reliever to hopefully get a couple extra saves ?

WIRE

BAT – AJ. Pollock, L. Garcia, J. Meneses, C. Biggio, J. Profar, E. Escobar, J. Segura, R. Urias, TJ. Friedl, L. Nootbaar, L. Rengifo, S. Torkelson, W. Merrifield, T. Pham, B. Donovan, G. Urshela,

PIT – [rough expected starts]
W. Miley [CIN, SFG, COL, @PIT, PHI, @CIN]
E. Rodriguez [@LAA, HOU, CHW, @CHW, KCR, @SEA],
J. Gray [@STL, MIA, MIA, PHI, @NYM],
J. Suarez [DET, @CLE, SEA, @MIN, TEX],
A. Civale (if back next week) [LAA, MIN, @CHW, TBR, KCR],
M. Manning [@KCR, CHW, @BAL, KCR, SEA],
R. Contreras [STL, @CIN, CHC, CIN, STL]
J. Odorizzi [@SEA, PHI, WSN, @WSN, NYM],
D. Bundy [CLE, @CLE, @KCR, CHW, @CHW],

RP – A. Diaz, R. Montero, J. Adam, A. Ottavino, J. Schreiber, J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, M. Melancon, D. Robertson

My Team:
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – M. Betts
3B – T. Casas
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – G. Henderson
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – J. India *DTD
BN – K. Marte
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera [NYM, PHI, CHC, @NYM, @MIL]
P – J. Urquidy [LAA, OAK, @BAL, TBR]
BN – C. Javier [TEX, @DET, @TBR, ARI, PHI]
BN – M. Wacha [@TBR, @BAL, KCR, @NYY, BAL, TBR]
BN – D. Smyly [SFG, @NYM, @MIA, PHI, CIN]
BN – G. Kirby [ATL, @LAD, @OAK, TEX, DET]
IL – M. Kopech *IL15 [@SEA, COL, @DET, DET, @SDP, MIN]
IL – L. Severino *IL60

Marv

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
4 months ago

You starting Quintana home to Gnats or Kelly @ Padres anywhere today Grey ?

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Bubba Thompson was kind of doing Berti-like things until recently. Somehow the lack of running coincided with him being added to one of my fantasy teams. I have this uncanny abiltity of being able to suck the life, i.e., fantasy relevancy out of any player this year. Are you expecting him to provide any value going forward?

Last edited 4 months ago by toolshed
Old School Brother
Old School Brother
4 months ago

Lance Lynn you beautiful big boned hunk. Love starting my weekly h2h playoff with that performance!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 months ago

closer questions:

1) I own Soto, Finnegan, Puk, and Nick Martinez. Please rank.

2) Available on the wire are Herget, Leclerc, Schreiber, Wick, Strickland and Raley. Pick any up to replace any in question 1?

Thanks again.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 months ago

In the homestretch and the team is tanking (fell from first to third over the weekend). What fun!

Can you rank the following SPs for the week (12 team 5×5 redraft):
2-start Ed-Rod @LAA ($7.6) and v HOU (-7.5)
2-start Minor @CHC (-7.9) and vPIT (18.3)
SonnyG @NYY (-1.9)

Thank you.

3mango
3mango
4 months ago

Mornin Grey!
Hope you had a great Labor day!
Need help @ 3B! currently rostering Jeimer.
On Waiver wire:
Should I swap for Luis Urais?
Ramon Urias?
Back to Flores (who I dropped last week for Jemier)?
Cavan Biggio?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
4 months ago

Also, would you start EdRod @LAA or Quintana vs WAS today?
(I keep hoping for a flash of brilliance from Ed Rod (rostered), but NEED W,QS,PTW without blowing up ERA)
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks!
Will the return of Espinal effect his playing time? Hittertron has starting % @ 60 (today) or do you think Schneider will go with the hot bat?
(NOTE: Hittertron also has Espinal at 60%)

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Great! Thanks for that. A day off here and there wont kill me, I suppose. Gotta go big or go home, right? I picked him up, as you gotta go with hot when its hot. lol.
THANKS!

Twins catcher, Dirty Gary
Twins catcher, Dirty Gary
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Do you think Mookie Best gets second base eligibility in yahoo leagues next year? Also, do you think he will have a good chance of maintaining this level of production in ‘23?
Thanks

Twins catcher, Dirty Gary
Twins catcher, Dirty Gary
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Looks like he has started 4 and played 6 as far as I can tell.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
4 months ago

Grey,

Would you rather stash Lodolo or Marco Gonzales ?

Lodolo is home to PIT after his next start while Marco gets @ Angels, @ KC after his start vs Braves this weekend

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

Hey Grey,
Thanks for helping out this year, I’m in the ship… I’m in a league where I need to be careful with my starts it’s max 14 starts in a two week final with the last day of the matchups you can try to go over the 14 starts on espn.
Should I start or sit
Woodruff @COL
Ryan @NYY

Jimmy
Jimmy
4 months ago

Morning sir! Was offered Cory Seager, Hoskins and Dustin May for Bo and Tommy Edman…I declined…thanked the owner for the good offer…it’s a 13 team dynasty 5×5…fighting for the championship! Didn’t want to upset my apple cart!

RoboBaller
RoboBaller
4 months ago

ERA/Whip and wins main concern

Start Woodruff at Coors?

Freedminds
Freedminds
4 months ago

I don’t think I’ll be drafting Juan Soto ever again

lloydcole
lloydcole
4 months ago

Will be fun to see the reactions if Bader immediately goes on one of his hot streaks when he finally starts playing for the Yankees, and is insanely good for a while (which he can be)……..

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
4 months ago

I was offered my choice of Mahle, Urquidy or Lynn 30 days ago for Eugenio. Guess who we picked? Getting ready for football.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Ricky Green is now hitting well; however, he hasn’t stolen a base in over a month and Detroit provides minimum counting stats. And Lars has StL (yea for counts) but has stopped producing.

Rocky or Lars?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
4 months ago

14 team h2h keeper league:

Trade deadline ends tonight 11:59pm.

I’m 18-3 leading division. I’m lacking in RP. HLDs, SVHDs, SVs are big points. Enough FA cash for one more pickup. Absolutely nothing on wire for RPs.

I’ve got Jazz Chizolm on IL as keeper and he may be my last hope for a trade. What range/tier of RP do I ask for in return? If you can give an example.

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
4 months ago

I let the word out and getting questions about Giolito. What to ask in return RP wise? And/or bat?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I know it’s a gross feeling. Been asked about trading giolito only out of the two..

Will Magill
Will Magill
4 months ago

Head to playoffs this week…
Santander or Nootbaar?
Kirk, d’Arnaud or Contreras?
Thanks.

Will Magill
Will Magill
Reply to  Will Magill
4 months ago

Who do you like at 2b? Muncy has been slumpling badly. Options are Estrada, Stott, Biggio, Gordon, Luis Garcia, and McNeil
Thanks.

galica1234
galica1234
4 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Lame Thomas lame no more, reliving his youth like he did last year! I guess the Victor Robles experiment is over or is it?

b. Starting Bradish tonight where I only need a QS and ERA is not a category, you? I know Toronto is awake but Kyle’s on a roll.

c. George Carlin quote of the day for September 6, 2022

Where would we be without our safe, familiar, American bullshit? “Land of the Free,” “Home of the Brave,” “The American Dream,” “All men are equal,” “Justice is blind,” “The Press is free,” “Your vote counts,” “Business is honest,” “The good guys win,” “The police are on your side,” “God is watching you,” “Your standard of living will never decline” and “Everything is going to be just fine:” the official national bullshit story. I call it the American Okie Doke. Every one, every one of those items is provably untrue at one level or another, but we believe them because they’re pounded into our heads from the time we’re children. That’s what they do with that kind of thing—pound it into the heads of kids, ’cause they know the children are much too young to be able to muster an intellectual defense against a sophisticated idea like that, and they know that, up to a certain age, children believe everything their parents tell them. And as a result, they never learn to question things. Nobody questions things in this country anymore.

From It’s Bad for Ya (2008), #NoOneQuestionsThings
Cheers,
Ante

galica1234
galica1234
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Grey!

Thank you much.

I’m behind (in 3rd) in QS trailing by 3, so I can’t get too far behind. Just thinking of catching up in that category tonight or not getting too far behind.

Cheers,
Ante

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  galica1234
4 months ago

They call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it! It’s Bad for Ya is a great one, might’ve been the last one before he died

galica1234
galica1234
Reply to  Old School Brother
4 months ago

OSB!

Love you!

Where’s Ron Washington these days? Still with the TEX organization?

Cheers,
Ante

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

I feel you on heaney…week 1 day 1 playoff Heaney, N.Martinez, Hendriks I’m wearing an 11.07 era/1.77whip and I’m facing a guy who has 5 sp1s and strider gets Oakland. Not even Sandy,Manoah, and Framber can fix my ratios. I Should take all 5 offensive cats and pray for saves…punting ratios on day 2 lol…who’s the better SAGNOF grab Herget, Fairbanks, or Puk? And is that the order youd grab them?

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Jose Suarez as a SP (from Baseball Reference):

1st PA 22/131 (.168)
2nd PA 32/127 (.252)
3rd PA 16/47 (.340)

Cubby
Cubby
5 months ago

As someone who is 13 innings above the projected cap total for the season, and in a league that values efficiency and hurts home runs allowed, I cannot start Woodruff at Coors, right?

I’m already starting T. Anderson vs SF and Framber vs Texas. Leave it like that and sleep like a baby?

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

This was post #4200 for you, which means you should catch Rose around November 25th.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  VinWins
4 months ago

Berry, berry impressive! Lotsa laughs in those 4200!!! I’m still wrapping my head around Vin Scully passing and fathoming what it must have been like to broadcast for 67 years. Remarkable ironmen Grey and your “namesake” are/were.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

The Top 20 on the Player Rater and their ADP in the last week of RCL drafts:

1 Aaron Judge 24.94
2 Paul Goldschmidt 40.63
3 Mookie Betts 16.19
4 Trea Turner 2
5 Jose Ramirez 4.56
6 Freddie Freeman 14.44
7 Manny Machado 21.5
8 Austin Riley 42.31
9 Justin Verlander 96.69
10 Pete Alonso 31.75
11 Dansby Swanson 125.5
12 Julio Rodriguez 119.19
13 Shohei Ohtani 4.25
14 Adolis Garcia 158.69
15 Francisco Lindor 45.69
16 Nolan Arenado 67.13
17 Yordan Alvarez 20.56
18 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4.44
19 Shane McClanahan 94.69
20 Kyle Tucker 11.13

Vladdy returns the list, switching spots with the injured Tony Gonsolin who drops from 18 to 22.

Last edited 5 months ago by VinWins
VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

My pleasure!

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Here are the first round picks (from the last 16 RCL drafts) and where they are currently placed on the Player Rater.

3 Mookie Betts
4 Trea Turner
5 Jose Ramirez
6 Freddie Freeman
13 Shohei Ohtani *46 Pitch
18 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
20 Kyle Tucker
32 Bo Bichette
33 Rafael Devers
45 Matt Olson
51 Gerrit Cole
53 Corbin Burnes
68 Juan Soto
69 Mike Trout
78 Ronald Acuna Jr.
88 Bryce Harper
94 Luis Robert
388 Walker Buehler
430 Ozzie Albies

Bo jumped 20 spots yesterday, and 28 for the week! The biggest losers (who were actually playing) were Burnes (-27 spots), Soto (-14), and Olson (-14).

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

That would be great. And drag Devers along for the ride! He’d have to pass
31 Tommy Edman
30 Sandy Alcantara
29 Kyle Schwarber
28 Jose Altuve
27 Julio Urias
26 Starling Marte
25 Marcus Semien
24 Randy Arozarena
23 Dylan Cease
22 Tony Gonsolin
21 Bobby Witt Jr.
20 Kyle Tucker.

Should move up a few places anyway.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

I think you are out of luck. If Judge reaches 66 home runs, Cron will need a 40-HR month, which is almost impossible.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Haha! Smith only needs 40 more hits for 66!