Before the game, Kenta Maeda was getting a 2nd opinion on his UCL, which is always good news. If I were a 2nd opinion doctor, I’d just say, “Same,” and collect all those greenbacks. Actually, might not even need a medical degree to be a “Same” 2nd opinion doc. So, the Twins turned to one of their great young arms, Griffin Jax (4 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.29). Twins got Randy Dobnak from Uber, and Jax from Postmates. If Maeda can’t return, the Twins are gonna get a month subscription to Blue Apron. On the positive side of things, the Red Sox sent down Jarren Duran (well, positive after this). When the team wants to go with Travis Shaw (1-for-3 and his 8th homer) over you, well, there’s no amount of violins to play. You suck. The good news: Duran’s price is gonna be super cheap next year. Then, as Alex Cora continues to stupid-up the lineup card, leadoff man, Enrique Hernandez (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 16th homer, but the real star was Hunter Renfroe. He’s rivaled only by Austin Riley, Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler–well, all Braves–rivaled only by them for guys who get crazy hot, and he’s in the middle of one such stretch. He now has four homers in the four games, and, as Scooby-Doo would say, “Renfroe!” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tanner Houck – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.43, as he was recalled yet again from the minors. The funny thing (this isn’t funny) is he’s being recalled from Worcester and that’s about as far from Fenway as some guys on the team who have houses in the area. It’s like, “Let’s get Houck back here–” “Coach?” “How the heck did you get here already?” Any hoo! I’m interested in Houck as a Streamonator call and not much else, if he stays around, which he prolly won’t.

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 11th save for the. Dot dot dot. Bet you can’t guess what team he’s getting saves for now. Hint: The Twins were playing. Wrong! Tricked you! He replaced Matt Barnes, who seems in the need of an Ineffective List trip.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .274. You ever want to call him Porge Jolanco? Hmm, guess it’s just me.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer. Told you he was in for a huge 2nd half! *slowly backpedals out of the room, and backpedals into a room filled with people who traded for Donaldson, dodges tomato*

Trevor Rogers – Made his first of two rehab starts this week. I like how teams hire gobs of trainers, coaches and experts, and can’t just look at their standings, then a guy’s innings and say, “Okay, that’s enough for this year.”

Jesus Luzardo – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.91. I still like the trade for him by the Marlins, but he’s gonna be the Marlins’ pitching juju biggest lift ever. Luzardo is so broken.

Tres Barrera – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Tres my ass.

Lane Thomas – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, as he hits leadoff. Lane has reached base in 15-of-25 plate appearances as a National. Getting the compliment in on a 1-for-4 before that shizz goes more pear-shaped than his current .224.

Chris Bassitt – Had successful facial surgery. The doctors held up a mirror and said, “How does it look?” And Chris smiled as he now had Nicholas Cage’s face.

Cole Irvin – 3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, zero Ks, ERA at 3.68. If it’s any consolation, Irvin’s been hit around all year in his starts vs. the Mariners, and it’s no consolation at all, is it?

Chris Flexen – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.54. Saw the po’ A’s, and they rolled right past him, no Flexen. So, solid start from Flexen, and this is when your mind gets blown, or at least when my mind was blown, and maybe yours will be too. If you remove one terrible start vs. the Padres, when you might’ve benched him anyway, Flexen has a 3.07 ERA in 138 IP.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the paternity list. He’s ready to get back at it after watching the birth of a chip off the ol’ d’block.

Aroldis Chapman – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.86. Aroldis’s transformation to LOOGY is nearly complete. Can’t believe I fell for the Donkey Teeth charms and traded with him. By the by, Daddy Donkey has his 2021 fantasy football rankings. Oh, and Wandy Peralta (1/3 IP, 0 ER) got his 5th save, because Green had pitched already and Lasagna was used the day before.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3 and a homer. Yankees fans are screaming about how great Odor’s been. Guess what he has statwise. Go ahead, I’ll wait while I tap my foot. He has 15 homers, and is hitting .214! Yeah, great. Almost as good as part-time player, Darin Ruf.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Yesterday, a commenter, Hesh, mentioned Giancarlo hits better when he plays the field, and there might actually be something to it. It can’t hurt. Hmm, maybe hurt isn’t the best choice of words.

Nate Lowe – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .258, as he came a triple short of the cycle. Saw everyone calling him Nathaniel yesterday. Is that what happens when he goes long? He has a four-game hitting streak with nothing else of note in those games, but a five-hit night is a good way to start a hot schmotato run.

DJ Peters – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Big night for the Rangers as they took down the Eli empire.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs as he got his first career start at 1st base. Worked out fine, because everything works out fine for Kevin Cash, but imagine a 49-year-old Cruz would’ve got tangled with a runner and knocked him out for the season–Meh, as I write it out it seems implausible. I can’t imagine anything ever getting the better of Cruz. He tells Father Time to take a number.

Andrew Kittredge – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.37, and his 3rd save. Kevin Cash has a closer genie who keeps forgetting the wish count.

Drew Rasmussen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.46 vs. Ranger Suarez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.46. This was a matchup of, “Hey, these guys are already stretched out? Dizzamn, that was fast. Okay, where are they starting next? Because I’m interested in both.”

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.92. Gonna be a game of chicken with me and 2022 drafters on who will take Cease first. I’m all-in.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 26th homer. You know him, so nothing to say there, but he did make me think of something. Has anyone ever been named Jose Madre? Makes ya think, right?

Jose Berrios – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.70. Jose Madre could pitch better than Jose Berrios.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games. Co-Dick can’t make up for a productive Semien.

Tejay Antone – 0 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.14, as he was activated from the IL, and left with a trainer. Hey, not to be Mr. Rain On Your Parade, but he had a forearm strain. He should prolly be going for surgery or something.

Michael Lorenzen – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.63, and Michael teamed up with Mychael Givens (1 IP, 0 ER) for a monster blown save. Votto wants to get to the playoffs so bad, and, well, next year, Joey Votto’s gonna come back as a lights-out reliever.

Eduardo Escobar – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. A hamstring strain is a pig that don’t fly straight. This is good news for Rowdy. Tellez, not Piper. RIP.

Dylan Carlson – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL, as he bats third. I’ll be honest, it gives me a little more confidence in Carlson, because of how much confidence the Cards seem to have in him. If he returned and they hit him 7th, it wouldn’t surprise me, and I’d ignore him, but 3rd? All right, let’s go!

Jack Flaherty – 2 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.08, and left the game with shoulder tightness. His velocity was fine in the first, then fell off a cliff in the 2nd. Cards’ devil magic has gone from voodoo to poopoo. Just shut him down until next year.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3 and his 501st homer. Not on the year, though that wouldn’t be a record. Bonds hit, like, 600 one year.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .238. Speaks in old grocer voice, “How much is a Grossman?”

Casey Mize – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.55. It’s so weird how uninterested I am in Mize. Just cannot find the enthusiasm. Maybe I’ll forget this offseason and come back older and Mizened.

Francisco Lindor – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry about the microwave, I wanted to heat up my Capri Sun.”

Tylor Megill – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.07. Regression Fairies showed up to see some friends and cheer on San Fran, and destroy Megill’s ratios.

Evan Longoria – Hit the IL due to “You name it, he’s only played five games since June.”

Kevin Gausman – Hit the Covid IL, which means he could return this Friday for his start, or the Giants can activate DeSclafani, another starter they’re faking having an injury. All these playoffs teams realizing they might need to have pitchers in the playoffs.

Brandon Belt – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .247. Belt said his grandmother died before the game and he wanted to dedicate that game and the rest of the season to her, but don’t you need your teammates’ consent? What if, say, LaMonte Wade Jr. doesn’t want to play for Maw-Maw Belt?

Sammy Long – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.81. After the game, Sammy Long said, “But I didn’t even know her, how can I dedicate this game?” As for fantasy, Long, well, it took a whole lot of sucking from the Mets to get him into the 6th inning. That’s more due to stamina, his peripherals are fine. Don’t love his next start if it stays on Hot ‘Lanta.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Wade said with a shrug, “I guess that’s for Brandon’s grandma, but no one consulted me before it was dedicated.”

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Carl’s Jr. Jr. just wants to say, “I know how important grandparents are, so by my guest, Belt.”

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.17, as he was activated from the IL. Feels like with guys returning, when it rains, it p’Urias. I’m so sorry for that pun. Send me dead skunks. I deserve them.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17. I know that wasn’t Madison Bumgarner facing the Pirates and giving up homers to Anthony Alford and Michael Chavis. It had to be Mason Saunders. By the way, I don’t want to bother giving him his own blurb, but Michael Chavis was batting leadoff yesterday. He has a .211 OBP! Dude. Seriously. I am dying. Michael Chavis hitting leadoff and the Pirates don’t have that many other options! Ha. My goodness.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-1, as he pinch hit. He cleared waivers and remained with the Pirates. That’s shorthand for, “The Pirates don’t want him, but no one wants him, so the Pirates are intrigued by everyone else’s apathy and have decided to hold on a bit longer to see what they have in Polanco that 3,200 previous plate appearances didn’t show them.”

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Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
11 months ago

best stream ever in this one shallow league, with gausman on short term DL till tomorrow for the first time all year there dalbec shows up.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

That Megill start stung!

Activating Betts… drop Soler, Arozarena, or drop Megill now and figure out a streamer later? Only have $9 left, so I was liking the two-start week for Megill.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

This week is a two-start week. He faces the Nats Sunday. Looking ahead though, he’ll likely face Nats again next week and then Marlins the week after.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
11 months ago

Who’d be the drop between Soler and Arozarena? Sad to think of dropping Randy but only two weeks left before playoffs and I’m on the outside looking in.

speill
speill
11 months ago

What do you thinks wrong with Story. He can’t hit or steal a base anymore. Injured? Would you drop him for Willy Adams or India? Thanks

Tbone
Tbone
11 months ago

I have both Grisham and Mullins in a dynasty league as a CF. I might move one to make a move for a quality arm as I’m in the hunt for the title. Which would you move? I would assume Mullins would fetch the most at the moment.

Aardvark
Aardvark
11 months ago

Ranger Suarez, Josiah Gray, Elieser Hernandez or Edward Cabrera ROS?

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Aardvark
11 months ago

Or Tyler Anderson

ellis
ellis
11 months ago

McClanahan is now posted as the starter for Friday on the MLB Rays site

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Lorenzen yesterday, Bard today. Awesome.

alps
alps
11 months ago

Grey
would you drop either Solak or Schwindel for Marsh
Thanks
Keeper league

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

thanks for the late reply
Have a good night

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
11 months ago

Big Daddy got hold of that bastard, as we like to say on the golf course.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Might be time to pick him up again!

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Please pick 1
T.Anderson home vs KC
Kikuchi home vs KC
Eavoldi at Indians

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Earlier in this thread, you indicated possibly dropping Urias because of PT risk. I assume you were referring to Luis (Milwaukee) — isn’t his PT still pretty solid since Escobar went on DL?

Am I missing something or are you primarily referring to his status in a few weeks?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Mea culpa – I read it wrong. The writer asked about cutting Urias bc of PT, and you simply agreed that he should cut Urias.

But I will likely be cutting Urias (don’t need defense flexibility). Who’s my add?: Connor Joe; Lamonte Wade; or Josh Bell.

Jon
Jon
11 months ago

Drop one in a dynasty: Wisdom, Wong, Yuli Gurriel, B Crawford, Duvall, O’Neill

Thanks!

denp1717
denp1717
11 months ago

Kinda what I figured!! ha ha Thanks!

denp1717
denp1717
11 months ago

I am trying to hold onto 2nd place and I have Snell. Do I dare start him tonight against the Dodges?? Thanks for your help!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Doh!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
11 months ago

Great writing Grey ..,it’s great having a daily dose of humor to go with all the best fantasy info anywhere.
I am currently in 3rd place & in a 12 team league with weekly lineups where there seems to be plenty in the FA pool. Especially surprising since it is a money league. My team needs are power I am 9th in HRs & 6th in RBIs while 1st in Rs, 4th in SBs & 3rd in Avg.
As far as pitching my biggest needs are ratios being 6th in both ERA & WHIP

Available Hitting: Toro, Belt, Schwindel, N Lopez, LaMonte, & Connor Joe,

Available Pitching: Josiah, Ed Cabrera, Nestor Cortez, Mad Bum or R Lopez

Potential drops might be I Happ, Bellinger (it might be time) Urias (PT concerns) Winker (injury) Pham, Meadows & Soler also Adames (injury but holding till more is known)& for SP: L Gilbert, Patino, Touki, Means, & E Rod

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!!

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Yesterday we saw why Berrios was not in your 200 for second half.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Sticks to the IL with shoulder fatigue. Told you he needed a sandwich!

Jack
Jack
11 months ago

Haase or Stephenson?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

He’s back Friday

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Back on Friday.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Jack
11 months ago

Jinx

Jack
Jack
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Buy me a beer.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Or a boba.

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I concur. Thanks.

Dubjay
Dubjay
11 months ago

Hey Grey,
Picked up Varsho for his hot streak. Do we still like D’Arnaud more? Grabbed M.Chapman as well. So basically need to drop one of those three.

CP
CP
11 months ago

top three ROS out of brinson, nootbaar, yadiel hernandez, lane thomas, eugenio suarez, and jesus sanchez?

thanks!

JDB
JDB
11 months ago

This is how I read your blurb about Lindor:

“….Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry about the microwave, I wanted to heat up my Toaster Strudel.”

Kevin is like Steve from the the Lonely Island videos….

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
11 months ago

Who would you take from two Orioles who probably shouldn’t be on waivers: Santander or Mountcastle

Eric
Eric
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

Well, I’m sure it’s obvious as to how my season is going if I’m asking you about my 2021 keepers in August… but yeah, I’m wrapping up the worst fantasy baseball season I’ve had in my entire 18-year career. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault (nor mine, really)! So anyway, as of now, who would be your FOUR picks from the guys below?

Shane Bieber – will replace my 6th round pick next year
Luis Castillo – will replace my 5th round pick next year
Matt Olson – will replace my 5th round pick next year
Adalberto Mondesi – will replace my 2nd round pick next year
Jorge Polanco – will replace my 17th round pick next year
Chris Bassitt – will replace my 13th round pick next year

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

HAHAHA (nervous laughter).. tell me about it. Like I said, it’s been a bad year.

I’ll probably ask again at the end of the season and before the draft next year. But thank you – for this response as well as ALL of your hard work throughout the season.

TC
TC
11 months ago

Thoughts on Lindor long term as a keeper? Hope he has a small run to try and trade? If you could use him to get Witt, would you?

TC
TC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Would you deal him straight up for Witt?

Other deal is give Cole and Lindor for
Witt, Kelenic, and Trevor Rogers..

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

I realized I am all but mathematically assured to finish first whatever happens in the last 2 matchups, so I am collecting SPs that may help me in the playoffs. Is there a pitcher or 2 here that I should add to my collection to speculate on? I’m figuring on having a dozen to choose from when my first round matchup starts September 13th.

Nestor Cortes Jr. NYY
Kyle Freeland COL
Brad Keller KC
Tyler Anderson SEA
Carlos Hernandez KC
Luis Patino TB
Jordan Montgomery NYY
Ryan Yarbrough TB
Josiah Gray WSH
Adrian Houser MIL
Corey Kluber NYY
Eric Lauer MIL

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you! My goal was to win the regular season title, because that’s way more important (right?), so any playoff success will just be gravy on my french fries.

Eddie
Eddie
11 months ago

Master Check out his last 3 starts against the dodgwrs this year.

Jun 22 at home. 5ip 4 hits 0 er 3bb 5k

April 24 at dodgers 5.1 ip 7 hits 2 er 2bb 7k

April 18 at home 5ip 2 hits 2 er 2bb 7k

Seems like he’s giving a little more umph against the dodgers. Would you still say it’s risky to.start him?

Odds are almost even in tonight’s game as well

RogerDat
RogerDat
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Injuries Suck.

Thanks for listening

Eddie
Eddie
11 months ago

What are the odds Snell pitches well? I know he’s been inconsistent all year. I feel he outches a gem tonight what do you think

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

When I saw Chris Bassitt’s name I was hoping for a Faceoff reference. You did not disappoint.

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Grey,

These are my current relievers (typically like to have 3-4)
RP – E. Diaz
RP – J. Hader
P – M. Barnes
P – empty

Dropping Barnes for any of these below AND any others worth owning as a 4th RP ?

Wire – J. Romano, P. Sewald, S. Barlow, M. Givens, A. Colome, T. Clippard, G. Soto, J. Karinchak

thanks, Marv

Eddie
Eddie
11 months ago

Master mahle pitched beautifully last night

Would you start Snell at dodgers?

Would you start skubal at St Louis?

Last week fighting for last playoff spot

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks master

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
11 months ago

Great write up Grey! Continually impressed with the daily quality you produce!

I’m extremely cut throat with guys not performing this time of year. I’m in a 10 player keeper 10 team H2H so I’m not touching my keepers but anyone else has a short leash noting I’m in first and trying to win it all. Recently dropped Chapman (RP), Berrios, Duran and it feels great.

Pitching staff:
Max
Gausman
Webb
Cease
Sonny Gray
Edwin Diaz
Iglesias

Waiver wire: Mcclanahan, Hendricks, Elisener, Sewald, Framber, Steckenrider, Mahle, Manaea, Eovaldi

Any swaps from the wire you would make or most of these guys streamers down the home stretch?

Thanks!
LG

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

As expected, Flaherty to IL.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Bregman’s back! Ugh, I’m seeing a pattern here.

Philip
Philip
11 months ago

Grey, which OF you sittin’?

Carlson vs DET — Skubal
Vaughn @ TOR — Ray
Meyers vs KC — Minor

Thanks, homie!

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
11 months ago

Howdy Grey,

Can you please rank ROS – best overall for 5×5 categories:

Verdugo, Renfroe, Pollock

Thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Since I can’t seem to ever ask everything I want in one comment.. where would you put Tyler O’Neil on this same list?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Got it. Thanks again.

c
c
11 months ago

Speaking of Bellinger, Grey: Do we think he rebounds next year to be a top 3-round pick? I’m considering keeping him in a keeper league but he’s been so bad that I wonder if I could get him next year at auction. He’d cost me 20$ to keep (standard 5×5, OBP league). Thanks, man!

Tyler
Tyler
11 months ago

In a H2H would you consider Patrick Corbin @ Mia for a stream?
Looked good last time out and sat around 94 with the fastball

fred
fred
11 months ago

Whose the better pitcher for ROS? Ranger Saurez or Jon Gray? 12 team H2H

Contender
Contender
11 months ago

Please rank Adolis, Santander, and Soler ROS. Thanks Grey!

Will
Will
11 months ago

+1 for the Mason Saunders steer roping reference on Bumgarner. Doode has been solid his last 47 innings with a 2.51 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 3 wins. Not too many strikeouts (30) but only 7 walks over that time frame. Given the dearth of starting pitching out there I’ll take those numbers.

Wake Up
11 months ago

Reminds me when Mickey Ds gives out free coffee…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

“ Gregory Polanco, nicknamed “El Coffee”, is a Dominican professional baseball right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball”

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

I streamed Bumgarner yesterday. First time he’s been on my roster in years. Probably the last time I will ever roster him.

Verdugo over Blackmon rest of season?

Do you like Eflin in his return, or even E.Hernandez against Wash?

Thank you!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Correction. Rudy’s tools show their rotation is Rasmussen; Yarborough; Wacha; Cobb; and PATINA. Huh??

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

And Archer is expected to pitch on Sunday so per usual with the Rays who knows. I hope like heck McClanahan hasn’t been bumped from the rotation because he’s been a rock these past few weeks.

Seth
Seth
11 months ago

Hi Grey. You’ve got Lewis Brinson as a BUY but last week he went 0/0/0/0/.167. I have to drop him or Harrison Bader, and I know you’d say Bader so that’s what I’m doing. But I’m just curious what you’re seeing in Brinson right now? (I may need the confidence for when my next cut decision comes.) Thanks!

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Huh! And keep Bader instead, you’re saying?

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Oy. Yeah, very true sadly. Thanks for the assist!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

I noticed Shane McClanahan is not scheduled to start any future games. I looked at TB’s plan — they’re going with Rasmussen; Yarborough; Wacha; Cobb; and undecided. Is this TB’s plan for reducing Mc’s innings while saving any costs associated with IL-ing Mc?

I’m especially interested since I need to drop a pitcher when Gausman (Friday) and Peralta (soon?) return. Tghey’ll probably be Cueto (unless he dazzles tonight) and McClanahan (unless more insight).

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I’m seeing this too but I think they’ve gone to a six man rotation and they have 2 off days this week. I am thinking he will start on Friday

Dr Y
Dr Y
11 months ago

trying to pick up some extra AB today. Have spot for Blackmon, Wisdom, Schwindel, Happ as available guys for the double header.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
11 months ago

Thoughts on streaming J. Gray @MIA (9.1)

Other scary options would be Gomber @CHC (zero) or Tyty Gilbert @PIT (-1.2)

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrvaroni!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Woord. I was leaning that way, but robot.

Any thoughts on T. Gilbs? RB’s streaming column raises an eyebrow at him, but I’m wary of wet rag fights.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

my miracle to make it to the playoffs isn’t happening. The mountain of injuries is just killing me right now

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Injuries has been brutal. Just brutal.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Now that Duran is just a keeper stash, who’s a better stash? Him or Brujan?

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
11 months ago

Looking for QS’s, which 3 to roll with? Roto 12-teamer

Odorizzi (@ Tex)
Eovaldi (@ Cle)
Carlos Hernandez (@ Sea)
Price (vs Col)
Ranger Suarez (vs Ari)
Jo Montgomery (@ Oak)

Gary C
11 months ago

Is Barnes losing his hold on Boston closer job? Time to scoop up Robles? Ottovino?

Thoughts?

Peter guigli
Reply to  Gary C
11 months ago

The way he has been pitching no only he may lose closer job. He might lose any “HOLDS” chances going forward. I would move on.

Peter guigli
Reply to  Peter guigli
11 months ago

Not

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Can’t believe Robles. I’d go Whitlock.

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

I have Vladdy Jr in my keeper league at 7 bucks. This offseason i have to decide on a long term contract for him. I am a bit concerned though that he has been pretty awful for his standards once they moved back to Toronto. Any concerns here or you think this is just a cold spell and his underlying skills are still intact?

Thanks.

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

My two choices are to keep Vladdy for 7 but then I cant keep him after 2022 or give him a long term contract (add 5 bucks per year).

I guess the short answer is to just wait until we see his ROS. I am hoping he has a blistering Sept and puts to rest my worries about him in Rogers Center.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Thinking of benching/dropping Bellinger. Any of the below worth it (slim pickings on the wire for a CI)?

P.Smith, C.Walker, B.Anderson, LaStella, Yonny, LaMonte, Candelario, Shaw, Dalbac?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Can I get your second choice? LaMonte doesn’t play against lefties (only 24 ABs and hitting .083) and he has three lefties this week (so only starting 4 games). Thanks again for your help.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Sigh. Afraid you were going to say that.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

It is very safe to stream hitters against the Twins rest of season. Might be the worst rotation in baseball, though the Orioles are close.

Drew Rasmussen intrigued me a lot, especially given that he had a 50% K-rate in the minors earlier this year. I’m not sure yet what to make of his low k’s…and he got 2 whiffs total I believe. But he’s just been so efficient. I’d like to see a bit more.

I do like what I’m seeing from Sammy long, and maybe as a long reliever, he could work his way into the rotation for 2022?

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
11 months ago

Berrios second half swoon is like clockwork. This is why that Twins trade was highway robbery

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Please rank the top 3 RPs from the below:

Trivino
Clippard
Givens
Green
Robles
Lorenzen

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

I still have Barnes in 1 league. Kimbrel was just dropped, so the cost to flip them Friday is essentially free.

The question: I f you had to predict whether Barnes or Kimbrel might have some 2021 value later this year, which would you choose? I realize “Both = 0%” is a viable response.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

12-Team, 5×5 league with weekly line-ups:

Please rank the top 4 SPs for this week from the below:

2-start Snell – vLAD ($6.9) and @ARI ($5.2)
2-start Kikuchi – vKC ($17.4) and vHOU (-$3.6)
Gausman – @ATL ($4.4) (but currently on COVID list)
Price – vCOL ($17.1)
Manoah – @DET ($10.6)

Peter Guigli
11 months ago

Is Edward Cabrera a must add. Looking for next week.( roster locked) don’t want to be late.

harris
harris
11 months ago

As I watched Jose Abreu lose all his points to Jose Berrois, I was comforted by seeing Flaherty, the QS machine, really act like he knew today was my birthday. The gloves are off when it comes to SP’s down the stretch. Outside a few aces, it’s roll out the hot hands. Berrios does get the Tigers in his second start, so hopefully he finds some redemption. That trade wont kill Toronto, they have Berrios next year, and a ton of young stars, but they got fleeced. Since it is my birthday, I’ll quickly mention that Berrios reminds me of Matt Garza years ago, when he was killing it in Milwaukee, and got shredded in Chicago, or the other way around. one of them. The question is come playoff time will I have the stones to start Nestor Cortez over Gausman! Thanks for the mention on the Stanton comment .

JC
JC
11 months ago

Small sample size of two weeks but randomly picked five teams to see how the vaunted Jays offense has been over the past two weeks. Runs scored in 12 games:
Jays – 48
Nats – 59
Marlins – 53
Indians – 57
Tigers – 45

Yep, I sat Cease last night cuz I do homework after the game is played.

Also I dropped Disco falling for the fake injury. I needed a RP so not torn up over it as he has been shaky. But still

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

At most, I can start 2 of the following streams. I’m a little behind on innings. Era Whip Ws all very important rn. Who would you start, if any?

Gilbert v. KC ($14.2)
Happ @ Pit ($0.4)
Odorizzi @ Tex (-$1)
Matz @ Det (-$1.9)
Nestor Cortes @ Oak (-$11.2)

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

Add Kikuchi v. KC ($17.4)

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks man

Ian from the Heights
Ian from the Heights
11 months ago

Closer needy team than others playoffs starting next week grab Robles or Otto ?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Hold your nose, though. Sighh.

Ian from the Heights
Ian from the Heights
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Better option now Robles or Joe Barlow? Playoffs start next week for the quarter finals

Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

“Do you have holds?” is the bargaining stage of reliever grieving.

Ian from the Heights
Ian from the Heights
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Lmao no holds though

zombie
zombie
11 months ago

Great recap, Grey! Cora pulls Houk 1/3 of an inning from his first major league and our much needed ‘W’! Heartless. Don’t know who’s more unlikable on that team, Cora or Verdugo. Think he sends Tanner down or to useless middle relief. Also, thinking two days ahead here… do you recommend starting McKenzie versus Cora’s squad on Thursday? Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
11 months ago

So Abreu leads the league in RBI. He also lead the league last year, and 2019. Pretty GD impressive. 7 players have led their league in RBI three times consecutively and no one has done it 4 in a row. Of course, there’s an asterisk last year, but still.

Wake Up
Reply to  Cram It
11 months ago

But wait all the big brains will tell you RBI are completely random and just lineup based…and not a draftable skill so he must be getting a big boost from Eloy and L Robert…wait haven’t they been out all season?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Need one more stream for the week. Looking for Ks and Quality Starts.

Justin Steele vs Col in Chicago
David Price vs Col in LA
Austin Gomber vs ChC in Chicago
Tyler Anderson vs KC

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Gomber

Foxman
Foxman
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

For the rest of 2021
The answer is ALWAYS anyone facing the Iowa Cubs….I mean Chicago Cubs