Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday’s game after colliding with Pillar.  That was the same way Julius Caesar hurt himself, forcing him out of baseball and into ruling.  Crazy what the stadiums were made of that the Romans used to play in.  Alas, as Caesar said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Those roads over there took seven months!  Freakin’ teamsters.”  The MRI on Tulo’s ribs and back came back negative, though it was as in:  Doctor, “Can you move?”  Tulo, “Negative, Doc.”  Because what the MRI originally failed to mention was his cracked shoulder blade.   He won’t be shaving with that shoulder blade anytime soon!  Or possibly playing baseball for two to three weeks, according to the Blue Jays.  Ryan Goins is Goins to fill-in, and that’s the Blue Jays’ shortstop comings and Goins!  Stay tuned for more fantasy news and reborts coming up after the break.  Offscreen voice, “It’s reports, not reborts, you jackass.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He didn’t look terrible.  Well, if that ain’t a ringing endorsement, call me Charlie and bang on my hatch hole.  Yeah, I’ve seen better.  Well, if that ain’t sweet music as played by Steven Souza, I don’t know what is!  Stroman looked okay.  Well, if that– Okay, I’ll stop now.  Stroman did better than I thought in his first start back, but still not so good.  Outside of keepers, I’d consult with the Stream-o-Nator on him.

Edwin Encarnacion – Aggravated an old finger injury on Saturday and sat out on Sunday.  I smell a cortisone shot coming on!

Ivan Nova – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Nova reminds me of the David Spade joke that pissed off Eddie Murphy.  This, kids, is a falling star.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Since I went for sushi yesterday for lunch and TBS was airing the Yankee game, the sushi chef TV was turned to the game to watch Tanaka.  I don’t know the exact count, but Tanaka went to everything but the fastball.  Then you factor in his opponent, Dickey (7 2/3 IP, 5 ER), and I’ve never seen a game like it before.  It was like a championship Wiffle Ball matchup.  It looked like Tanaka could get away with never throwing a fastball (due to his tendon), but he is going to be susceptible to his control.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 9 Ks vs. the Padres.  Uh-oh, that’s what Lincecum used to do.  Quick, someone wrap Bum in bubble wrap!  Not my bum, you fool!  Bumgarner!

Brandon Crawford – His calf is improving and there’s a chance he could return shortly.  Or be preparing veal.

Hunter Pence – Will hit off a tee today.  Just in time for the 2015 T-Ball Championships being held in Teaneck, New Jersey!

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks and pitchslapped Otispunkmeyer Despaigne for his 2nd homer of the year.  Leake’s got a long way to go to get to Bumgarner in the power department, but I’d still take Bumgarner and Leake over Bogaerts and Alex Rios for power.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals (7, 8, 9).  Is it any surprise that a Pagan was running when he saw the Padres?

Yasiel Puig – Yet to resume activities.  Puig is still finding his way around LinkedIn, making a resume will have to wait.  “This is the button I press so everyone in my contacts gets a notification from LinkedIn every time I update anything?  Well, I want that!”  That’s apparently everyone who’s ever been on LinkedIn.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 1.61 and notched his 17th win.  Greinkes!  My glasses!  That ERA is so low I can’t see it without my glasses!

Anibal Sanchez – Will rejoin the Tigers rotation on Wednesday.  He’s a solid start if your fantasy team is in the same position as the Tigers, say, 20 games out of first and in dead last.

J.D. Martinez – 5-for-9, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Hunh.  Just Dong just dongn’t.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs.  Can I draft Lindor for 2016 right now?  I’m just all googly-eyed over him!

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th steal.  Four score and seven days ago is the last time the Indians played a game, and Abraham Almonte was a hot schmotato then, and still is.

Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 6 ER.  The only thing that’s surprising is you haven’t figured out yet that you can’t start him anywhere.

Johnny Cueto – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Thus ends the story of why every preseason I tell you that, when in doubt, draft NL pitchers.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-4 and two solo homers (13, 14).  You know what Schoop rhymes with?  Dope.  Si or no?  Sorry, I’ve been watching Narcos non-stop for three days.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer.  That was how many homers I wanted from him to not feel like I got gypped out of a decent season.  Well, I’m reneging on that like he reneged on 1st round value.  Get me 30 homers, puto!  Yeah, definitely too much Narcos.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 42nd homer.  Didn’t MLB ban anyone from using that number?

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  You in September, “I should’ve drafted Anthony DeSclafani instead of Phil Hughes.”  You in March, “Should I draft Hughes or some guy I’ve never heard of by the name of DeScla…Oh, forget it, I’m not even going to try to pronounce it.”

Raisel Iglesias – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’m not one to tell Bryan Price what to do, because I don’t want to get cursed out, but Raisel’s had a nice run, shut him down.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 33rd homer.  JB, Sky and I do a mock 2016 draft on the podcast that’s coming later today and someone takes Frazier in the 2nd round.  Find out who!  Or don’t.  Your call.

Matt Holliday – Will be activated in the upcoming series in Milwaukee.  Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said he will be an everyday player.  Holliday, not Mozeliak.  I don’t know how much I believe Holliday will stay on the field, but I’d own him until Holliday took his next, uh, holiday.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .330 through 49 games.  That’s not a typo.  Steel is a metal, steal is– Oh, the .330 was not a typo either.  How’s he doing it?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  I can see the NLCS now.  “Wacha winds up and the pitch to Harvey…Oh, my God, Wacha’s arm fell off…And Harvey swings and both of his arms fall off!  Oh God, make it stop!  But if it doesn’t stop, let me remind viewers of the upcoming DraftKings contest.”

Mark Canha – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer on Saturday.  I’d say that’s still orange on the schmotato scale.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  I’m not a fan of the el oh el.  I think it makes grown men sound like they’re 13-year-olds, but after Beltre didn’t do anything for an entire season, and then I say to drop him on Friday, well, el effin oh effin’ el.  Joke’s on me, Jack!

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .259.  I just thought of a call-and-answer chant for Rangers games.  Half the stadium yells, “Shin-Soo Choo!”  And the other half of the stadium answers with, “God bless you!”  Could someone make this happen?

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  For those wondering about him for next year, he’s only 21 years old.  Well, hello there!

Starling Marte – Scratched the past two days with a stomach bug.  Someone fumigate his stomach and get him back on the field.  I need stats!

Francisco Liriano – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.45, which is “she” on a calculator upside-down and she, whoever she may be, has likely pitched better than Liriano since the All-Star break, because he’s terrible.  In most leagues, I’d look 3573where.

Khris Davis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  If it wasn’t for his knee injury earlier this year, he’d be passing 30 homers and everyone would be talking about his breakout.  Even my dentist?  No, not him, Random Italicized Voice.  The guy outside my window that’s muttering to himself about Armenians?  Okay, not everyone will be talking about it.

Jason Rogers – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Damn, now I know why Toronto named its ballpark after him.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (23, 24).  Now has four steals this past week.  I love when guys try to win back my love.  Keep it going, Segura!

Jorge Soler – Was going to be activated on Tuesday, but now is staying with the Cubs High-A team as it makes its way through the playoffs.  Doesn’t this seem like cheating?  Shouldn’t there be some sort of rule that if a guy has more than 100 ABs with the major league club they’re not eligible to help a High-A team in the playoffs?  This is like when your Little League team tried to “sign” that 19-year-old that just got out of juvie.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  On our Player Rater, Coghlan in the top 60 outfielders around that of Zimmerman, Beltran, Khris Davis and way above Ellsbury.  Yup.

Roenis Elias – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Great, fabulous, adjective, but it was against a road Rockies team.  As I’d start any and every hitter in Coors, I’d start every starter against a road Rockies team.  It seems goofy, but Coors really makes that much of a difference.  At home, the Rockies have the best OPS in the majors.  On the road, the worst.

James Paxton – 3 IP, 2 ER.  Okay, smart aleck, but this was more or less a rehab start, since he hadn’t thrown in a game since May, i.e., you should not own him outside of keepers.

Ketel Marte – 1-for-3, 1 run and 2 steals (6, 7).  Stop reminding me of Starling Marte, you bastage!

Bryce Harper – Came out of yesterday’s game after colliding with Dietrich at 2nd base.  Nats are saying the removal from the game was precautionary.  Later, Harper said, “I thought Dietrich was a wall.  I never would’ve collided with him if I knew he was movable.”

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  He’s now up to 231 strikeouts, putting him fourth in the majors behind Kershaw, Sale and Archer.  Fun fact!  Scherzer suffers from heterochromia, which means he has two different color eyes.  This allows him to see in 3D without the glasses.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I severely question the need for J-Fer to return this year for the Marlins, but I don’t question owning him if he is indeed starting.  Hopefully, he gets to the end of the year with his elbow, shoulder and forearm intact.  Otherwise, the city of Miami will have to pay for another surgery for him.  “Guys, I’m flat broke.”  That’s Loria with his pockets turned inside out as he steps out of his Lamborghini.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks as he returned to the rotation.  He’ll now get the Yankees next Saturday at home, assuming Terry Collins doesn’t take out his bowling pins that feature the Mets pitchers’ faces on them and start juggling again.

Yoenis Cespedes – Hit his 34th homer on Saturday, then had a day of rest on Sunday.  Geez, his hitting has been heaven-sent, but talk about a God complex.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  This was his third homer in the past ten games.  He now has 7 homers in 40 games, and he’s only 22 years old.  When it rains, it pours in Flushing.  At least I hope that’s rain.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, a dramatic three-run homer in the 9th inning with two outs to force extras.  Could the Mets be a team of destiny?  Or is that density?

Arodys Vizcaino – Looked like the dog’s breakfast on Friday and Saturday, but then his replacements, Peter Moylan and Ryan Kelly, looked about as well as two guys that sound like they should be tending bar in an Irish pub could look.  Vizcaino is likely still the closer, but if a team never wins, does anyone care?  Ooh, a philosophical question.

Adonis Garcia – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a home run on Saturday.  Small schmotato, but likely will continue to platoon, and he really just brings some Maas appeal.

Chris Sale – 3 IP, 6 ER vs. Kyle Gibson 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  This matchup was billed as, “Watch as Sale vs. Gibson illustrates how unfair H2H playoffs are.”  That matchup sounds like it has a bone to pick.  I don’t want you monkey-fighting motherfudgers sittin’ in my throne again!  Who’s bad?  Sale was bad!

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4.  Bit goofy that he’s hitting ninth since he’s been one of the Twins best bats recently, but Molitor said, “You hit in 40 straight games, then you call the shots!”

Carlos Gomez – Missed yesterday’s game with an intercostal injury.  The long national nightmare of owning Gomez has just reached its nadir.  I wouldn’t be shocked if the Astros rest him for the better part of the rest of the season.  Not that he was good coming into today, but now you really need to look elsewhere in redraft leagues.

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67 vs. Andrew Heaney 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  This matchup made me laugh (not laugh).  How are either of these guys so far below the league average for ERA?  I don’t think I’ve started either of these guys at any time and have come away unscathed.  A’la George Costanza, “I’m scathed, Jerry!”

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (13, 14).  Okay, I don’t want to belabor The Sciosciapath’s Sciosciapathology, but the fact that Cron didn’t play the first half of the year and was sent down is enough reason for Scioscia to be fitted for a straitjacket.  The only concession I’m willing to make at this point is allowing a rally monkey to be stitched on said straitjacket.

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 6 ER.  But he looked good in the minors!

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  He’s now alternated terrific start with terrible start like a microcosm of Saberhagenmetrics.  That’s about as ancedotal as you can get for analysis, and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, but tell me you’re starting him without trepidation.

Clay Buchholz – Red Sox said he could return this season.  That seems absurd since he’s simply playing catch at this point.  Maybe Travis Shaw has been getting too much sun and they need Buchholz to return with the suntan lotion.

David Ortiz – Rested yesterday, but hit two homers on Saturday, including his 500th homer.  “I have no doubt I’ll be going to the Hall of Fame now.”  That’s Fred McGriff, who works part-time as Ortiz’s chauffeur.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks.  After the game, Rich Hill showed his documentary he made to help expose poverty in rural America.  Big Papi said, “After seeing Rich Hill, I want to adopt a poor white boy from Missouri.”

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nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

These Yankees are a big bag of shit

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: Oh A-Rod…

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: Heathcott!!!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: Reverse jinx in full effect!

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Heston home vs Reds
Yes or No
Need era, whip and K’s

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414:
I really messed up not picking up Gausman and or Duffey tonight.

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks , maybe I’ll get Kevin G. for his next start Sat. @Tampa

hondo
hondo
6 years ago

Bye week this week.
For ROS or until a SP sucks and gets dropped for a streamer
Drop one-
Eduardo Escobar
Baez
Zobrist
Seager(guessing it’s him because of Jimmy Fucking Rollins,my main leagues nickname for him the last few years)
To pick up which of Pineda,Corbin

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Bossman.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

Iglesias or smyly?

Ervin Santana too risky this week or next?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
At home vs Det then Cleveland

Pleasant Odor
Pleasant Odor
6 years ago

Would you drop Granderson/Trumbo for Eaton, R. Zimmerman, Walker, Phillips?

Worth starting Hammel tomorrow?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

An over-the-internet hand-hold to Grey and all fellow Carrasco owners.

pipa
pipa
6 years ago

Should I drop Baez for Coghlan, or drop Odubel for Coghlan?

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

Alex Wood or Jimmy Nelson, 4 ever keeper..

Marky
Marky
6 years ago

Start anyone with confidence
Hughes vs Detroit
Adam warren @tampa
Koehler @mets
Medlen @clevland
Jimenez vs Boston
Tropeano @seattle

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

Hey you go with Reyes over Segura, now that Reyes is starting tonight in LA? Or stay Segura?

John
John
6 years ago

Points lg Playoffs! Which 2 starts?
Iwakuma v laa
Severino @TB,
stroman v BOS
Noah v yanks,
Quintana v OAK,……… points lg

bobby
bobby
6 years ago

drop eduardo for wong tomorrow. wong vs pena $30

mr.west
mr.west
6 years ago

Anyway yer rolling the dice on Carrasco this week? I don’t have a lot of options myself, could pick up Medlen or Gausman, I guess . . .

mr.west
mr.west
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: That’s what I want to hear! Thanks!

Green monstah
Green monstah
6 years ago

Howdy grey hope you had a great weekend!

H2h points / weekly lock/ redraft & it’s week 2 of the playoff matchup

For this week who are u rolling with?
Here’s my team

C- Travis d’arnaud

1b- Edwin encarnion

2b- Brandon Philips

3b- Todd Frazier

SS- correa

IF- Kris Bryant

OF- Harper

OF- jay bruce

OF- khris davis

OF- Jackie Bradley jr

Utility – Kyle schwarber

DH- Miguel sano

Bench: Carlos Santana, Corey seager, and joc pederson . I have puig & Han ram on DL

P- schzerzer

P- Matt Harvey

P- Jeff smardza

P- deGrom

P- Carlos Martinez

P- odorizzi

Bench- syndergaard, Ventura

— that being said available bats; canha, Jayson werth, Michael conforto, Adam eaton, Eduardo Escobar, wil Myers

Available arms:

Gausman (vs Red Sox & @ TB vs erasmo Ramirez)

Taijuan Walker (vs Angels & Richards , & @ Texas & Martin Perez)

Kazmir (@ Texas & hamels , vs A’s & gray)

Volquez (@ cle & carlos carrasco, @’Det & Randy wolf)

Thanks grey have a great week

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Gose vs. Duffey (with an e!) or Deshields vs. Kazmir?

JB Gonzo
JB Gonzo
6 years ago

Weekly league, playoff Championship week 1 this week (re-set lineups before week 2).
Pitching question: Categories: QS, SV, WHIP, ERA, Ks, IP/GS

Who to start this week?

Kluber: just announced, assuming no setbacks – vs. KC 9/17
Thor: scheduled for vs. NYY, but you never know – may be skipped
Pineda: @NYM
Hammel: @PIT, vs STL – has a very low chance of QS and has gone more than 6ip only twice since August 1
Holland: vs. HOU

I am locking Keuchel and Verlander into the lineup, so I need to pick 3 more from the above 5 starters…

Thoughts? Thanks in advance…

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Is this the day Kazmir blows up? As in gives up lots of runs?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

So many crappy pitchers today, so few roster spots.

Semien vs. Danks or Schoop vs. ERodriguez?
David Wright vs. Nicolino or Danny Valencia vs. Danks?

I already have Lobstein covered with my Minnesota Twins Cover (Band) Roster

Rice
Rice
6 years ago

Have to DROP one…

Khris Davis
Aaron Hicks
Adam Eaton

Ppr
Ppr
6 years ago

Cats w,cg,ip,k,hits,era,whip qs
My pitchers through Thursday
Erasmo,gausman,heston, happ, odorizzi, hammell,lester, c-mart, Jaime Garcia

His pitchers through Thursday
Felix Hernandez, lackey, garret Richards

Do I start all my guys or sit some?

Ppr
Ppr
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Garcia @ brewers, c-mart @brewers, Lester @pirates, hammell @ pirates, odorizii @ pirates, happ vs cubs, heston vs reds, gausman vs boston, erasmo vs nyy

felix hernandez vs angels, garret richaards @seattle, lackey @brewers

John
John
6 years ago

Ive got Tulo at SS and Baez on bench. For now Baez will play SS but I have a bye so it doesnt matter much. Drop tulo and Baez,(have to drop both because have DL player that needs a spot for one of these…. Alexie Ramirez, Obudel, Flores, Castro or keep Baez and see. I am not making move for another 2-4 days.

John
John
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John: Add Lowrie, i guess may depend a bit on schedule but 1-2 these guys gotta be clear cut choices you think?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: E Escobar also avail, if that changes anything

Wizard of Oz(una)
Wizard of Oz(una)
6 years ago

Would you consider benching Hosmer this week in favor of Billy Hamilton? I have a shot at taking steals (down by 2) which would help secure my matchup. But I don’t necessarily have a healthy lead on Runs, RBIs, or HRs. Thanks.

Wizard of Oz(una)
Wizard of Oz(una)
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool, thanks.

Koolio
Koolio
6 years ago

Start Baez vs happ and cole doubleheader
Eduardo Escobar vs Simon
Or odor vs mchugh

Start piscotty vs Pena $25 or werth vs Buchanan $29

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Trying to keep my lead up going into the second week of my first round playoff H2H points matchup where I’m up by 73 and my my pitching looks like this:

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, J. Garcia
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (Rodon, Fiers, Corbin, T. Walker)

I figure I can drop as many as 3 or 4 of those guys to stream some of the following tomorrow right? Who gets dropped and who should I start tomorrow?

B. Anderson vs. COL (12.5)
Samardzija vs. OAK (8.3)
T. Ross @ARI (8.0)
Happ vs. CHC (5.5)
Teheran vs. TOR (1.6)
McHugh @TEX (-5.8)
J. Kelly @BAL (-8.7)
Jimenez vs. BOS (-15.6)

Thanks in advance Grey! Can’t thank you enough for all your advice!

PD
PD
6 years ago

Hi Grey

I don’t mean to stalk you with this question. I posted it last week and forgot to mention that I can keep 5 guys (not just one). If you answer it again, I promise to only ask it one more time in 2016 before the season starts.

If the 2016 season started today which 5 would you keep in a 26 round, points-based 16 team league? Round drafted and length of keeper eligibility listed…

Goldschmidt (2) – Can only be kept next year.
Salazar (10) – 3 years of keeper eligibility
Wong (12) – 2 years of keeper
Khris Davis (12) – 3 years
Dozier (14) – 3 years
Buxton (15) – 3 years
Harvey (16) – 3 years
Lindor (22) – 3 years
Joc (24) – 3 years
Garret Richards (25) – 2 years
Andreton Simmons (26) – 3 years (I’m just kidding. I wouldn’t keep him)

PD
PD
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks. I’m a bit surprised you passed on Harvey at a 16 in favor of Salazar at a 10.

I think I can probably get some good value for my Wong and Harvey if I decide not to keep them. Davis at a 12 is suddenly a little more interesting than it was a month ago too.

Doam
Doam
6 years ago

Rank
Happ vs Cubs $5.5
Heston vs reds $6.5
Brett Anderson vs Rockies $12.5

Doam
Doam
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: so Anderson #1 or happ

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Puig on the wire in a keeper. thinking of putting in an offer of $11 (would be kept for $13). You like him at that price for a bounceback 2016?

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope you’re well. I dropped Wong for Notorious D.I.D. I’m in the second round of my playoffs.. I was wondering if you like Schoop more than Wong for my 2B…

Standard 5×5 categories… h2h , thanks !

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
Reply to  Greys #1 Fan
6 years ago

@Greys #1 Fan

Schoop or didi I meant!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: did you actually watch Rich Hill (the doc, not the pitcher)? pretty freakin depressing…

Tim
Tim
6 years ago

Thanks for your help all season. Thanks to you/Razzball I’m in the semi-finals. In this week’s H2H playoff match I have pitchers that will keep my ERA & WHIP down & give me K’s but my opponent has more 2 start pitchers than me so I’m looking for streamers who will give me just 2-4 K’s & a chance at a W while keeping their ERA around 3.50 or lower and their WHIP 1.20 or lower. I can only stream 1 pitcher a day. Rank your top 4 streamers from the following:

Monday:
Verrett vMIA (Nicolino)
E. Rodriguez @BAL (Gausman)
Gausman vBOS (E. Rodriguez)

Tuesday:
B. Anderson vCOL (Rusin)
Happ vCHN (Lester)
Tomlin vKC (Medlin)

Wednesday
Peavy vCIN(Lorenzen)
Chavez vOAK (Smaardja)

Thursday
Moore vBAL (Tillman)
Quintana @CLE (Nolin)
K. Hendricks @PIT (Morton)
McCullers @TEX (Lewis)

Friday
Smyly vBAL (Chen)
Matz vNYY (Pineda)
Chen @TB (Smyly)
Bolsinger vPIT (Locke)

Saturday
Iglesias @MIL(Jumgman)
Corbin @SF (Leake)
Gausman @TB (Ramirez)
Stroman vBOS (Porcello)

Sunday
Medlin @DET (Lobstein)
Corbin could be here instead if Godley still in rotation @SF (Hudson)

Tim
Tim
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks AGAIN! Not to look a gift horse in the mouth (yes, I’m that old) can you give me your best 3 starts out of those?

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Thanks Grey for a great year, You are the best writer in the fantasy business. Would you trust either Teheran or Duffie this week as two start pitcher? If so,which one? Which of K-Rod and Casilla would you drop?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Thank you. As of today, I am leading NFBC Main Event Overall. Primarily used your rankings grid for draft. I might really owe you!! But, momentum is against me right now. I need some good luck. Know any leprechauns?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

$125,000

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Buy a leprechaun on ebay??

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Dilemma
Playoff week
Weekly lineup
6×6 w holds
I’m against 11-12 starts ( kluber?)
1 saves guy Castillo
1 holds oday

I have 8 starts
4 2-start pitchers
Martinez
Carrasco
Medlen
Shields

Got 3 holds and 3 closers in lineup
Wade Davis
Clippard
Soria
Allen
Boxberger
Osuna

Should I sub on out for Jimenez (2starts) or hammel chc (not sure if he’ll pitch two)
Ramos also on bench

Catagories ks wins era whip holds saves

Thanks

Kiss a Bum
Kiss a Bum
6 years ago

H2h playoffs (if i win this week ill send you some scratch- next week too).
This is my opponent:

Kershaw vs col vs pit
Wacha @chi
W peralta vs stl
Ventura @cle

Here is me (pick 4):

C martinez @ mil @ chi
G richards @sea @ min
Nola vs wash @mia
E rodriguez @ balt vs tb
Price @ atl
Salazar vs kc

Thank you!!!

Kiss a Bum
Kiss a Bum
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i was thinking the same thing but streamonator has e rod and nola above just about all the others. Ill go with your advice and it seems intuitive to me. Thanks friend.

Sideshow
Sideshow
6 years ago

In a H2H go w Syndergaard v the yanks w the risk they rest him a few extra days or Fiers vs Oakland Fri? Stroman v Boston & E Rod @ Balt tonight also options.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need wins and era help most. who do you like most of these options?

t ross – @ ari
garcia – @ mil
c mart – @mil, @chc
smyly – vs bal

thanks.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

Are you okay with starting Erasmo today against the Yankees at home in a 7×7 with QS?

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

Forever keeper:

Joe Ross or Jimmy Nelson?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool as I already own Ross.

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

TEAM A (13-6)
B. Posey C
A. Gonzalez 1B
J. Altuve 2B
C. Santana 3B
X. Bogaerts SS
J. Pederson OF
C. Gonzalez OF
M. Trout OF
J. Martinez U

J. Hammel SP
S. Gray SP
J. Garcia SP
Z. Greinke SP
D. Smyly SP
H. Street RP
A. Miller RP

TEAM B (13-6)
K. Schwarber C
P. Goldschmidt 1B
R. Cano 2B
N. Arenado 3B
J. Segura SS
J. Heyward OF
J. Upton OF
B. Harper OF
K. Bryant U

J. Lester SP
D. Salazar SP
C. Kershaw SP
Y. Ventura SP
T. Walker SP
D. Robertson RP
R. Iglesias RP

Semi Final match..h2h points.

ALL COMMENTERS PLEASE COMMENT, who wins A or B?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool, as I am team B!

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

3rd place in NFBC! This impossible showing has me coming back next year.

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Great job Cram..

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

Grey,

Drop Arodys Vizcaino for Doolittle?

I got that Emoticon start and really needed it! DanPants advised against it but I saw SON liked this and his next start, so I rolled ’em. Woo-hoo! I’m at the midway point of a 2-week semifinal round in a H2H league, and he gave a Brad Handy with my present lead in Ks, ERA, and WHIP, plus a QS. Sale’s start for my opponent didn’t hurt either. My opponent may be having a going out of playoffs Sale soon! Which he deserves. I hate seeing a 6-seed get hot in H2H playoffs when they can win a payout that is as much as the team that finished 2nd in the regular season. What good does that do the real f****** performers, I ask?

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

@Grey

So hold Arodys Vizcaino or drop him for Doolittle?

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thank you.

Malicious Phenom
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you roll with Reyes or Segura this week.

10 team H2H points semi-final match..

Cheers

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Pls pick 1 SS for the fantasy playoff run. Categories I need in order of priority: R/SB/OPS/RBI/HR

-Ketel Marte (LAA, @TEX, @KC, @LAA)
-Eduardo Escobar (DET, LAA, CLE, @DET)
-Jean Segura (STL, CIN, @CHN, @STL)
-Javier Baez (@PIT, STL, MIL, PIT)
-Jedd Gyorko (@ARI, @COL, SF, ARI)
-Didi Gregorius (@TB, @NYN, @TOR, CHA)

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
6 years ago

BFF!

1. I finished Narcos last night, it was solid. I’m a little bummed I have to wait almost a whole year for the next one, but that’s the love hate with Netflix. We watched Sense8 which is a Netflix original as well, it was GOT hard to figure out wtf was going on for the first 3-4 episodes but once shizz starts falling into place it was legit the last 3 episodes were really good.

2. I have a bye after finishing 18-2-2 in my Yahoo H2H (a lot of that is thanks to you and the great keepers I gotz from last year, Abreu, Rizzo, Nado, Cain, Polanco & DeGrom)I have a bye and Ineed to set up the roster for my pitching. I need to lose 3 guys as I have Stroman and Paxton on the DL, I listed next weeks matchups. I’m leaning towards dropping ;
Happ
Severino
Paxton
Someone just dropped Holland and he has a double start next week. Thankfully I’m the highest waiver in the playoffs. Would you drop anyone different, should I dump Stroman and keep Severino, but bench him v Tor?

Arrieta @ Pit
DeGrom v Atl @ Cin
Salazar @ Min
Cmart v Mil
Richards v Sea
Iwakuma @ KC @ LAA
Severino @ Tor v Chw
Happ @ Col @ Chc
DL-Stroman v TB
DL-Paxton @ LAA

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: 1. Sense8 could be on the radar next year.

2. I wouldn’t have that gleaming record if it wasn’t for the Fantasy Master Lotahrios excellent advice. It was a 12 teamer, but having that keeper foundation to build from made it much easier.

3. I now despise h2h even more as I got booted last week with the best team in my ESPN league. I have one more year in the above mentioned Yahoo league for our keepers and then I’m quiten that shizz for good! I’m hoping my pitching and the trip to Coors will get me back into the Championship which I lost by 1 SB last year (at least I got my buddy to split the pot as we were in NY for Jeter’s final game) There won’t be any splitting this year!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

SON really likes Verrett, but I’m a little nervous about RPs starting games after what happened to Yimi. What say you?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Who can I drop from Khris Davis, Dexter Fowler, Pedro Alvarez, Javier Baez, Chris Coghlan?

LittleJoeyCora
LittleJoeyCora
6 years ago

Senior Grey! Muy Bueno Informacion Hoy! (Sorry for the espanol, been on a bit of a Narcos binge myself. Alternating between the slower, thoughtful Rectify and this one.. perfect change of pace!)

Anyhowz, I’m barely hanging on to first with 3 weeks to go (weekly lineups). Need to “solidify” my C, 3B and MI/CI for the week with a few of the following scrubs. Who do you like out of…

Catcher: Arencibia, Conger, Realmuto, Salty

3B/SS – Castellanos, Ketel Marte, Lowrie

MI/CI – Cron, Odor,

Muchas Gracias Senor!

LittleJoeyCora
LittleJoeyCora
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@: Thanks buddy! Have another quick one…
Would you start Springer this week over either of Gardner, Heyward? (I’m guessing no?)

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Holliday or K. Davis?

scrotchs
scrotchs
6 years ago

I need to start three in a weekly points league. Which 3 should I go with?

Walker vs. LAA
T. Ross @ Arizona
Hammel @ Pitt
Salazar vs. KC
Holland vs. Hou
Matz vs. NYY
Tanaka vs. NYM

Thanks

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
6 years ago

Hello Grey,
Two questions for you:

1. Nola or Happ in a 12 Team H2H Points League. I thought Nola might be pitching twice, and he is pitching today against the Nats, but he is scheduled to only go once this week.

2. Do you know the status of Kluber?

Thanks much Grey.

MattTruss
Editor
6 years ago

Grey, how would you rank these starters for tomorrow? All three are at home:

Odorizzi vs. NYY, Brett Anderson vs. COL, Just Awesome Happ vs. CHC

That’s the order SON has them in, but I rank them in reverse order. Need you to break the tie. Many Thanks!

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Heaven help our toasters and microwave ovens as we flip the bird to the SON…but I agree. Thanks man.

BreakOut
BreakOut
6 years ago

Beltre must have schooped out your column.

Playoff run help
Playoff run help
6 years ago

Grey,
10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12)
Tweaking my squad for the next 2 weeks of playoffs, you see anybody worth swapping out ?
Waiver
HIT– Bradley Jr., B. Revere, A. Eaton, A. Ramirez, M. Trumbo, K. Johnson, J. Segura, K. Davis, C. Coghlan, M. Canha, M. Byrd, J.P. Arencibia, M. Montero, w. Castillo
PIT- H. Rondon, Axford, Wilhelmsen, J. Happ, Pocello(Wsep15), Quintana(Wsep15), De La Rosa, Medlen (2 start), Samardizja (2 start)
My team:
C- C. Santana
1B- Goldy
2B – Dozier
3B- K. Seager
SS – Desmond
CI – Torenado
MI – R. Odor
LF – C. Granderson
CF – McCutch
RF – Braun
Util – Moustakas
BN – G. Polanco
DL – HanRam
DL – H. Kendrick
SP – MadBum
SP – Sale
SP – Arrieta
RP – Papelbon
RP – A. Miller
P – A. Chapman
P – C. Carrasco
BN – M. Tanaka
BN – Odorizzi
BN – Symly
BN – Tomlin
BN – Gausman

thanks again

Baron Von Vulturewins
Baron Von Vulturewins
6 years ago

True-life question: I’m in a keeper league where you keep any three players (for max of 2 more years). One of my keepers is obvious: Josh Donaldson. So please pick two more from these three:

Giancarlo Stanton
Zack Greinke
Carlos Correa
Anthony Rendon

Am I crazy to keep Correa over Greinke? I usually don’t keep pitchers b/c they’re too volatile year-to-year and there’s too much value avail elsewhere. But he’s having an Historic Season™!

Also I literally don’t think I can’t NOT keep Correa, since I got his face tattooed on my back. Also it’s nuts to have Giancarlo in play here but DUDE CANNOT STAY HEALTHY. On the other other hand, he’s still second on my team in HRs this year TRUE STORY.

Baron Von Vulturewins
Baron Von Vulturewins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks — I agree. Greinke made all sweeter for having arrived via midseason trade in exchange for Joc Pederson.

I could/should have included Lorenzo Cain in the mix (ALWAYS PUT SUGAR IN THE MIX) but no way I’m keeping him over G/Correa, all love aside.

Fish
Fish
6 years ago

Best stash in partial keeper: Buxton for a year (15th round), Rusney Castillo for 2 (15 then 13), or Javier Baez for 2 (15th then 13th)?

Thanks for the help!

phenomenot
phenomenot
6 years ago

Souza or Canha?

Kendrick or Odub Herrera?

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
6 years ago

5×5 roto, weekly lineups:
Justin Turner (3 vs Col, 3 vs Pit, 4 lefties total) or Dustin Pedroia (3 @ Bal, 3 @ Tor, 1 lefty)?
In other words, which is worse: playing hurt, or playing for Mattingly?
(Hittertron gives the edge to Turner, but they’re pretty close.)

Bostero111
Bostero111
6 years ago

Yo Grey!

Playoff time in my H2H league with OBP as a category. 2 questions.

1. Drop Ozuna for Werth or hold?

2. Drop Lance Lynn (on the road against the Cubs this week) or Alex Wood (at home against the Rockies this week) for streamers or hold?

Thanks!

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

Well, Tulo made it pretty far into the season….just far enough to allow me to pick up Correa and Sano, so Tulo has actually been on my bench for a couple weeks.

RIP Tulo – you helped me a little bit this year, but not enough for me to ever even consider drafting your fragile ass again.

And while I’m ranting, I wish my fantasy football addicted douchebag friends would abandon the abomination that is weekly H2H / 6X6 and just go back to straight 6×6 like we were for 8 years in this league. I’m in 4th place, headed for the playoffs with the last spot locked up, but were this 6X6 I’d be in 1st by a wide margin. Too many randomly crappy things happen in 1-week slices, and baseball isn’t made for that. The imbalance created in starting pitching along makes it a horrible system.

/rant

thanks for letting me vent.

Good luck to everyone in the playoffs, and good luck to your Dodgers Grey (I think you’re a Dodger’s fan, right? Angels? Man, that’s what getting old does to you….) I’m not giving up yet, but it’s not looking like my Giant’s year. I was working a festival in Sparks, NV during the series so I missed all but the box scores. It looked ugly.

Ah well – football is here, I’m in the $ in my 1st ever DFL and I’m going to see the Foo Fighters on Wednesday. Should be a good week.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah – he had a good week or two, but to think I took him over Bryce Harper – kicked myself all year. We all have that one draft pick we wish we had back. I already had 2 OF-ers in Brantley & Trout and I thought, “position rarity!” – no, I am not a smart man.

Re: Foo Fighters, I’ve never seen them, and always wanted to – pretty excited about that.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Unfortunately Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Fortunately my friend is a ticket broker, so we have incredible seats. Unfortunately, seats, no pit. But hey, I’m old, so sitting might not be so bad. hahaha

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Cron or Valencia?

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Stream :
K.Gausman home vs Bos
or
T.Duffey home vs Det

Need K’s , Era and Whip.

TP
TP
6 years ago

OBP lleague this week, pick 2: Kemp, Melky, Yelich, or A.Gordon?

TP
TP
Reply to  TP
6 years ago

@TP: 5 cat with OBP, not BA, I should clarify.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Batty Call for today; it’s still early but these should be are available: Please pick two :
Almonte vs Volquez
M.Duffy vs Sampson
J.Bour vs Verrett
T.Shaw vs Gausman
L.Morrison vs Richards
A.Pagan vs Sampson
C.Headley vs Ramirez

6×6 roto

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Has Almonte moved ahead of Dom Santana ? Especially since Dom is facing the Cards pitching for three days ?

malamoney
malamoney
6 years ago

Who are you replacing Tulo with in a points league? Lindor, Jung Ho or Eduardo Escobar?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
6 years ago

HeyHey,

So, do you think I should sit our beloved Torenado against Kershaw today? I’m in a dogfight at the top of my rotisserie standings and AVG and OBP are really tight categories, but I don’t think I can lose or gain any points in HR.

Or would this just be over-managing?

Love yas!!!!

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

I’m down big after the first week of my H2H playoff matchup (5×5). Let me know if I should make any of these add/drops:

Canha or Gregorius over Duda or Kipnis?

Also, should I add any of these SP?

Happ (CHC), Ventura (@CLE), Kelly (@BAL), Porcello (@TOR), Big Erv (DET), DeSclafani (@MIL), Smyly (BAL)

Dropping any of these:

T Walker (LAA, @TEX), Gausman (BOS, @TB), CMart (@MIL, @CHC), Salazar (KC), Iglesias (@MIL)

Oranje
Oranje
6 years ago

TULO!!!!!!!!
With Tulo out…I am in a bit of a situation. My league has a bench salary of $40. Currently my best consists of L. Martin-$10, A. Russell-$0, M. Moreland-$1, C. Maybin-$2, JA. Happ-$0, and C. Kluber-$14. There is no room for Tulo-$29. Martin and Russell are contracted, and I am hopeful that Kluber will return in the final two weeks of my fantasy season for a start or two..and at that price I was thinking of keeping him for next season. You advised me last week not to keep Tulo as an option for next season, but I was hoping to trade him to someone else for a draft pick in the off-season.
With all that said…I either start Odor for the two weeks in the final round and drop Tulo OR start Tulo and lose those stats for the playoffs. If I keep Tulo on my bench then I would have to drop Kluber and Maybin. What is the best option? Who will be more attractive for a trade–Kluber or Tulo?

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

Start Peavy at home vs. CIN and Lorenzen, or Severino at TB against Archer? If I win this week, I’m in the finals and I can’t make up my mind on this one. Thanks for the help all season long!

PurpleStickyNote
PurpleStickyNote
6 years ago

10-team H2H playoffs with QS as category.

Carrasco vs. Royals a must start?

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Morning, It’s playoff time!! : )

Would you cut any of the bats below to keep any of these 3 arms Stroman $3, T.Ross $3, or D.Salazar $3? I’m tempted to keep Salazar but I can’t grok dropping any of the guys below. Can keep this entire roster for 120/260* and just buy my rotation/bullpen next draft.

C-Posey $17
1-Goldy $32
2-Altuve $15
3-Frazier $4
S-Baez $3
OF-Brantley $4
OF-Blackmon $7
OF-C.Davis $7
OF-Cain $4
DH-Abreu $27

Format – 10 team 10 keeper H2H (OPS instead of AVG, QS instead of W) – $260 budget. We do have a luxury tax concept so teams can, and do, exceed the $260 budget but have to pay $4 USD for every $1 fantasy dollar (makes for some huge pots). Teams end up around $350 on average. Mentioning this b/c it does effect salaries (e.g. Cutch went for $66 this season, so Goldy @ $32 might seem high based on standard 260, but he would go for >$60 on draft day).

Thanks as always!!!

mmhmm
mmhmm
Reply to  dem ribbies
6 years ago

@dem ribbies: I’d cut Baez for Salazar or Stroman

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thx. would you drop Cain or Blackmon for Stroman or do you think they both have another season or two of top 100 in them?

mmhmm
mmhmm
6 years ago

Stroman was GREAT!

The HR was the only hit to leave the infield. He had a nohitter through 4 innings.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Toss in all Minnesotans against Lobstein tonight?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: I’ve got Sano and Hicks so far. What about Escobar?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: or Buxton

Giddy up
Giddy up
6 years ago

I’m starting him w/o any trepidation, but that’s only b/c my season is over. Hello 2016!