Jeff McNeil sounds Irish, but, to me, he’s Polish’d.  He’s old, for sure — or fer sure, if you’re a millennial — and seems to have received a bad rep because he’s older.  As a Cougar Hunter, I can attest that, like wine and women who attend bingo competitions at churches, prospects aren’t done at the age of 26.  Sure, we’d prefer players hitting 20 homers at the age of 19 like Sexy Dr. Pepper or doing the breakdancing worm on top of their N’s like Acuña, but all prospects are not the same.  You have to subtract at least two years from McNeil’s age just because he’s on the Mets and they spent that time trying to figure out how to sell tickets to a Jose Reyes/David Wright reunion on the left side of the diamond.  The Reyes/Wright reunion is like if ABC reunited a sitcom and everyone loved the super sweet dad, who they thought was dead, let’s call him David Goodman, but reunited him with a piece of garbage, let’s call him Jose Roseanne.  The Wright part is fine, there’s fond memories, but the Reyes’ part they can leave in the dumpster.  So, McNeil took longer to tap his power, so what?  He can still have four to six years of productivity, because he looks ready to go now.  I’m pumped for him in 2019, but this is about this year, and I’d absolutely grab him.  Dude’s got so much Polish about to call him Jeff McNeilski.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Kurt Suzuki – As my rap alter ego, B. Fire, would say, “You got a side chick, and, when you call someone out, you’re a ‘natch’er!  Well, I got a Suzuki Sidekick and Kurt’s my catcher.”

Luke Voit – Already gave you my Luke Voit fantasy.  It was written while trying to help a drunk Ben Affleck to his car.

Jay Bruce – I understand owning lots of Mets bats gives you the willies like you’re showering in San Quentin, but Bruce is the type to get crazy hot for two weeks, and how much time is left in the season?  Hey, you’re good at math.

Ryan O’Hearn – Wouldn’t go as far to call him Ryan O’Hearnski, but if I see more polish, I will raise my enthusiasm level, that’s my Pledge to you.  So, you can look forward to smelling lemony fresh.

Ji-Man Choi – One doesn’t drop a Ji-Man, one breaks a Ji-Man, unless you drop Ji-Man like he’s hot, then I guess you could also break Ji-Man.

Jonathan Villar – I just had a flash forward and I saw myself drafting Villar next year in every league.  I’m also dating Kate, and I’m Jack.

Adalberto Mondesi – Oh em gee, I wanna own so many middle infielders next year, what could go wrong?  *wavy lines*  Hey, it’s 2010 and I’m no longer married and I feel so free!  Who’s that on my fantasy team?  Josh Rutledge?  NOOOOOOOOO!!!*  I prefer flash forwards, than flashbacks.

Brandon Lowe – Who knew his last name rhymed with ‘luau?’  Sean Manaea did, and anyone that listened to Podcaster Ralph and I two episodes back when we discussed Lowe.  Check it, pervodkasha!

Amed Rosario – Okay, need to get something out of the way.  The Mets are a top 10 offense in the 2nd half, and about the same as the Yankees.  Yankees are, of course, minus Aaron Judge.  Though, the Mets are minus Adrian Gonzalez, so Brooklyn Nets-Nets.  Speaking of which (awkward segura alert!), go join a fantasy basketball league, before it’s too late.

Kevin Kiermaier – He’s in the top 5 on our 7-day Player Rater.  By the by, if you were to just own the top 10 guys on the 7-day Player Rater each week, you’d do all right for yourself, but especially right now in your H2H playoffs.

Scott Schebler – Quick housekeeping note:  Schebler is owned in 15% of ESPN leagues (which is what I use for this post; under 50% and you can be included), but in our RCL leagues, Schebler is owned (you can see his ownership on any of our tools) in 64% of leagues.  Bully for youse.

Hunter Renfroe – I still can’t stop listening to the new Travis Scott album; it’s the best album of the year; don’t @ me; semi-colons are fun.  Why bring up now?  Like any of these blurbs are related!  I keed (sorta).  I bring it up now because my favorite song on the album is 5% Tint, which sounds like it is rhyming Renfroe over and over again in the chorus.  If you know the song, you’ll know what I mean.

Ramon Laureano – The A’s are getting production from some unexpected places, like Edwin Jackson — dubya tee eff?! — but Laureano?  This might not be unexpected as much as it’s what he should be doing in the majors.  Talk about a guy who could be completely off radars next year, and be huge.  In 64 games in Triple-A, he had 14 HRs, 11 SBs and hit .297; now has 5/5/.293 in 33 games.  Yo, I’m sorry, you 20/20 guy next year with room for more?

David Dahl – He’s owned in 10% of leagues.  That doesn’t make any goddamn sense even if you only owned him when he was in Coors, because he was just in Coors and I was looking at this shizz yesterday.  Moving on before I get a tumor on my ulcer.

Jose Alvarado – Dateline’s Keith Morrison walks along a beach.  A young boy runs into frame and picks up a paddle ball, Keith smiles at him, then turns to the camera, “In this bucolic beachfront town of Tampa Bay, there’s a Hooter’s for every fifteen citizens.  No one ever expected a mystery as puzzling as the one that befell Sergio Romo.  He went missing four week ago, and not one peep from his teammates or the beat reporters covering the team.  Was it murder, or something more sinister like a contract negotiation ploy.  Or did the Rays’ manager just decide instead to go to Alvarado for saves.  All of this, and later this evening, a cat burglar who steals cats dressed as a cat from the Broadway show, Cats.”

Brad Ziegler – This is a little off-the-beaten path pick up — That sounds like an Arizona-located diner where they make omelettes on a pathway heated by the sun, “Off-the-beaten path… *rings bell* …pick up!”  No idea who the Diamondbacks go to for saves with Hirano blowing his 2nd ever chance.  Maybe they return to Hirano, maybe Bradley, maybe Ziegler…*rings bell* …pick up!

Trevor Hildenberger – Speaking of food (can you tell I’m in week two of this ridiculous Whole30 diet I’m doing?), do they serve Hildenburgers on blimps?  “Can I get you anything else before we accidentally crash into electrical wires?”  Any hoo!  SAGNOF on the Twins’ tip.

Ty Buttrey – He could be the Angels’ closer or he could blow his next game and I’ll be saying, “Buttrey…lly?”

Robbie Erlin – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes for help to no one in particular when it sticks its finger into a electrical outlet.

Mike Minor – Another Stream-o-Nator call.  “That HERTZ,” as the Stream-o-Nator sadly chuckles.

SELL

Kris Bryant – Mentioned this 5,000 times before, but, for the 5,001st time, this not a Sell.  This is a drop.  As I told you to drop Correa last week, Bryant’s time has come.  If your league is deep and you have no choices, then I’d ride the weak-sauce — Ta-bleh-sco?  In deeper leagues, where there’s a ton of options on waivers, let’s just say this, on our 30-day Player Rater, Villar is a top ten guy and owned in less than 50% of leagues.  Bryant is ranked around 500th overall and owned in 100% of leagues.  Maybe Bryant catches fire, but that’s only good if he stops, drops and rolls away from you.

Madison Bumgarner – On our Player Rater, he’s ranked around 300 overall.  Dot dot dot.  On the year!  I know, he missed some time, but I just popped a zit in my mirror and the pus spelled out, “Bumgarner is gros (sic).”

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GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

And just like that, Texas costs Minor (and me) a win by sitting Leclerc simply because he worked two days in a row. He’s very young and throws so few pitches to get saves he’s in no danger of breaking down; besides which, maybe Texas shouldn’t use him in a 4-0 game two days ago simply because you might need him in a 3-2 game like today. Ugh. Sorry, had to vent.

PS: Can you tell I also own Leclerc?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: using them in 4-0 games is just stupid. wait till somebody puts 2 on. we’d agree on this even if we didn’t own him.

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

Hey Grey – heading into H2H finals to defend my crown, thanks largely to Mondesi. Need to pick 3 streamers from this non-ideal bunch to rest my repeat hopes on. Here they are in order of SON preferences. You agree with the machine? QS and W are both categories in our league. Thanks!

J Gray, who’s been horrible and not pitching deep (@LA $14.3, @ARZ $14.4)
Frambler (SEA $10.5, LAA $9.5)
Zimmerman (MIN $7.5, KC $14)
Suarez (@SD $11.3, @STL -$0.4)
Leblanc (@HOU -$10.5, OAK $14.3)
Pena (@OAK $4.5, @HOU -$1.5)

Thanks!

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

@Grey: thanks!!!

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
3 years ago

14 team h2h with holds and saves separately. have giles, kimbrel, hand, bradley, sire of sandwiches (edwards). short of holds lately, drop anybody for any of: venters, pressly, knebel. why in the F does venters have SP in espn? he’s never started a game either in his life OR if he did it was what like right when he came up back before kimbrel existed?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
3 years ago

After my team had its greatest week of the season last week when I was on a bye. (18 homers, .330 avg,. 7 steals, 2.70 ERA etc), of course it has been complete shit this week on offense in the semifinals. (.205 AVG w/ 5 homers) Somehow I am still only down 4-6 with a lot of cats in play. Higher seed has the tie break so I advance with a tie. Fantasy gods, please reward my efforts this year and see fit to guide my team through to the finals. Our historic run from 7th place and 21 games out of first at the AS break to the 1 seed for the playoffs should not end like this.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Had it tied up at 5-5 15 mins ago, back down 3-7 after Beiber got shelled putting me behind on ERA and WHIP. Offense is 2-10 on the day with 2 runs. Utterly amazing that a team of batters could go from being so hot last week to ice cold this week.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks for all the help this year! Between the daily write ups and the podcast, you do a phenomenal job of keeping us ahead of the curve.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
3 years ago

@letsgobravos:
Fell behind 3-8, had it back to 5-6 with a chance to tie with 1 more QS, then he took the lead on saves and ERA with a clean inning from Giles. Looks like I’m toast. Shitty way to end a good season.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Every time it appears over, my team crawled back into it. Down 5-6 right now. Had Kirby Yates in line for a save which would have tied it up 5-5 had the Padres taken the lead in the 8th. (they had 1st and 3rd with no one out down 2-3) Got no runs, Yates pitched the top of the 9th and got the W (which I did not nee) after they took the lead in the bottom.

I have Marcel Ozuna going tonight and I trail by 2 on HRs. If he could somehow hit 2 jacks, I would advance to the finals.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  letsgobravos
3 years ago

@letsgobravos: i’ve got numerous teams that were 1st all or most of the year (some of these 20 teamers) that went out last week in 1st playoff week. now trying to get 5th (8 make playoffs) but i shouldn’t be of course for draft slots if i was a douchebag. in others yeah, have/had a bye, we’ll see if they do well next week off the bye. i don’t even check on how good a team did during it’s bye though, DO of course make any additions i normally would’ve, get the streamers good for the monday of the first off bye week. seeing how good a team might’ve done during a bye week is like looking at your cards when a misdeal occurs in poker. negative freeroll.

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

For next week

Astudillo, Barnhart, hedges, Chirinos, caratini, zunino

Guy I’m playing has no catcher and not enough power to beat my team so wondering if I should roll no catcher so I don’t fuck my average?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

Morning, Grey! Quick question for you…

We can both agree that Bieber home vs Detroit sounds great, but now the lineups are up and Cleveland is sitting Lindor, Jo-Ram and Encarnacion. Umm… it’s basically Josh Donaldson, Rajai Davis and a bunch of out-of-focus guys. SON’s still bullish, but I’m not sure it got the lineup today. Biebs usually gives up around 4 runs, but I was expecting a shizzton of run support. Does Biebs still sound like a good stream to you? Could pivot to Fiers @ TB? Or neither? Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Wow, already 1-0 Detroit in the first. So glad I didn’t sleep late!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: I spoke too soon. Fiers is already scaring the hell out of me. Tricky stuff, this streaming.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: “Bullpenning” seems like it’s been a success if for no other reason, the offense never gets to see too much of a pitcher’s stuff. With TB having guys only go once or twice through the order on a day like today, it doesn’t really let Oakland batters get comfy. Pretty annoying for them–and me.

I miss the days when a journeyman pitcher could stink up the joint for a small-market team. Have mediocre pitchers like Bronson Arroyo now gone the way of mid-list book authors and the middle class? Will we now only see one or two Blake Snells and a cavalcade of strong relievers on their off days? Will there never be another Steve Trachsel?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Haha! God bless that guy. He’s got that ol’ Pat Mahomes magic.

Fish
Fish
3 years ago

I need to drop 2 of these SAGNOFers:
buttrey, hirano, alvarado, cishek

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

AL only with holds and saves sold separately. hildy, buttrey (back to earlier inning, 7th, yesterday), alvarado, pressly. drop somebody for romo (now back again, 2 9th innings in a row)

2. saves only, drop buttrey for romo (just did the reverse like 2 days ago). last move left on bye week.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: in #1 brasier also could be an add over somebody, now pretty clearly the 8th inning while barnes is out, and kelly is back to shitting the bed (wow has he had a WEIRD season, super good for a few months, really bad for over a month at least, pretty good yet again, back to shit).

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

@Grey: who’s the drop in the AL only for romo? yeah parker was held for that LAA save yesterday, didn’t happen since like 4 guys F’d up in the 8th (anderson then buttrey used 6th/7th). i’d guess it’s buttrey from this.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oops, already answered.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, two questions
I got Bieber today at home vs Det
Start him or drop for Pivetta at home vs Mia or Junis at home vs Minn.Trying to watch era with a few starts left
Also
Please pick top 2 streamers for tomorrow
Glasnow at Tex
Suarez at SD
Valdez at home vs Sea
Miley at home vs Cin
Gausman at home vs Stl
SON likes all starts

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Not seeing much love for Gray at LA (poetry!) on Monday. SON has him at 13 and the SON has been nothing short of awesome for me again this year so hesitant to bet against almighty SOM. I already have Miley
and Suarez going – add Gray to that heady mix or leave him be?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: Eh – added him anyway. It’ll be a game time decision!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I can show you a bunch of examples of what the monster has done for me over the last few – and you’ll be mightily impressed! Though there was the Glasnow experience…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: From week of 20 August alone…

M. Boyd Det – SP
6K 0.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP Win

F. Peralta Mil – SP
7 0.00 0.71 Win

D. Holland SF – SP
4 1.42 0.95 Win

S. Gaviglio Tor – SP
7 2.57 1.00 Win

And believe me there’s more.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I am still iffy on Gray though, especially as it looks as if Glasnow (who I also have) is starting tomorrow in what is a better matchup. Plus, if I drop Gray I can grab JOC to face him!

Elsewhere – has the tide gone out on (Shane) Bieber? Have got a waiver claim in for him that I should win. Comments above suggest you’ve gone cold on him?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Strange question here, but you’re really good at deciphering some of this kind of stuff so wanted to run it by you before I made a decision.

I need to make two spots on my dynasty league team roster open for Wacha and Alex Reyes to move into for 2019. Of these three players, what two would you cut: Niko Goodrum, Joakim Soria and Zach Eflin.

Thanks in advance! Appreciate the help!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
3 years ago

Odorizzi or LeBlanc as a two start option next week

EG
EG
3 years ago

H2H playoffs… Pick 2: Odor, Gallo, Puig or Conforto?

Also… Drop David Robertson for Nate Jones? Have Chapman on DL.

Thanks

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Beiber against DET or Minor against SD tomorrow for QS?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Perfect Game
3 years ago

@Perfect Game:

and do you like Fiers @ TB for QS?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
3 years ago

Morton.

Looking forward to Monday’s post.

DodgerWindowOpenNow?
DodgerWindowOpenNow?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

This is why I like you! You take this shizz seriously but not yourself (well, not beyond reason). Another fun year. Take care amigo

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

10 team h2h limited moves (only 7 moves left for this week and next)

Down 4 to 5 the semifinals of my h2h league, need to pick up strike outs and wins as well as keep my WHIP low. I am up 1 win and down 16 strike outs but have 4 starters going tomorrow while he has only 1. However, there are rolling waivers, so I won’t know if he picks up any starters for tomorrow until 3 am tonight, by which it will be too late to counter his move.

1) Do you agree I should pick up at least another starter or two just in case he does as well?

2) Which starter or two would you be ok dropping to pick up a streamer or two for tomorrow? Options are Mikolas (@ATL next week), Archer (vKC next week) and Price (@NYY next week) I am thinking I should drop Archer and Mikolas.

3) Top two options for a steam tomorrow:

Giolito @BAL
M Gonzalez @LAA
Barria SEA
Urena @PHI
Senzetela @SF
Hess vCHW

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grichuk or Bader?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

Considering dropping either Piscotty or Conforto for Villar. Who should I keep for HR/RBI the rest of this season and who should I drop – Piscotty or Conforto?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

What about between Conforto, Bruce, Piscotty and in what order – for HR/RBI instead In case I can’t get Villar?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

I would never wish an injury on a guy, but a sinful part of me would’ve seen the lighter side of Puig getting hurt in his final at bat in the top of the ninth (of a 17-4 game!), where he’s already hit three home runs. It would simply highlight what a dumb manager Dave Roberts is, given Puig’s recent injury history.

I actually toyed with picking up Puig last night, but then decided to simply roll with Hunter Renfroe today. Yeah… that’s one decision I want back.

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

Time to scoop up Puig / Conforto next week championship? Would be dropping Semien.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, if u had to guess whos the closer for the Cubs?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

Just a couple weeks left in the season. I’ve dropped a couple top names for the hot bat recently and it’s paid off well so far. Looking at Bruce Almighty right now. For a standard roto league (redraft) do you trust Bruce or Benintendi this late in the season – and rest of this season – for HR and RBI?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Having a hard time deciding who to start today – Piscotty or Benintendi. Mets are throwing Oswalt at the Sawx today…a nice fat ERA near 7 I’m hoping Benny could feast on. But, Piscotty has been hitting better over the last several weeks.

Who do I go with here?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
3 years ago

GreyLord I’m struggling to set my lineup for the championship next week. I’m making myself nauseous on who to put in. Especially with the news of possible inclement weather on the east coast. Please help me stop wiggin….my opponent is going to have 10 ten starts against me. Thank you Mustache

I’m eligible to start 5 SP’s and 2 RP’s

SP- Keuchel vs SEA (N/A)
SP- Price @NYY (severino)
SP- Bumgarner @STL (Gant)
SP-Mikolas @atl, possibly 2nd start vsSF
SP- Pivetta vsNYM (wheeler), @ATL (Folty)
SP- Greinke vsCOL (senzatela)
SP/RP- Brad Keller @pitt, @DET
SP/RP- Buehler vsCOL (Anderson)
SP/RP- Framber Valdez vs SEA, vs LAA
RP- Vazquez (3vsKC, 3vsMIL)
RP- Jeffress ([email protected], 3vs CIN)

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

Would you start them today?
Heaney vs SEA (Ramirez)
Lopez @BAL (Ramirez)
Procello vs NYM (Oswalt)

Need QS and ERA/WHIP to win this year, not sure if I should start them today due to not many GS left, especially Procello hasn’t pitched over 6 innings in recent month.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
3 years ago

Will be starting my two week long championship matchup on Monday.

My team is below:
C – Realmuto
1B – Bellinger
2B – Merrifield
3B – Arenado
SS – Correa
MI – Villar
CI – Bryant
OF – Marte
OF – Cain
OF – JD
OF – Blackmon
U – Conforto

Bench Bats: Abreu and Dozier

P – Verlander
P – Carrasco
P – Hill
P – Marquez
P – Musgrove
P – Kimbrel
P – Leclerc
P – Alvarado

Bench Arms: Morton, Hader, Quintana, Ray, Sale, and Hand

DL: Chapman

With Villar’s recent performance and Dozier’s slump/playing time concerns, is Dozier an advisable drop? Would be looking to stream a two-start pitcher in his place. If not, I could also drop a RP like Leclerc or Alvarado. One of the weaknesses of my opponent is his RPs and, if I go that route, could help him against me.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Which two-start pitcher do you like the most?

Pivetta – NYM, @ATL

Miley – CIN, @PIT

Sanchez – StL, PHI

Glasnow – @TEX, @TOR

a
a
Reply to  RoarOf84
3 years ago

@RoarOf84: i mean he said to straight drop bryant, so no clue why you wouldn’t start abreu over him

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

Pick your favorite 4 pitchers based on matchups for next week

Castillo – @MIA
Ryu (2 Starts) – vs COL, vs SD
Musgrove (2 starts) – vs KC, vs MIL
D-Rod – @STL
Ed-Rod – @NYY
Junis – @DET
Keller (2 Starts) – @PIT, @DET

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
3 years ago

Probably my favorite column of the week.

During the last week of the season, any chance you’ll include guys you would pick up for 2019? I love he last day of the season in my keepers and love picking up potential breakouts for $1 and then deciding in the offseason if I want to keep them during the draft.

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
3 years ago

I need a Saturday streamer.

Pick one:

Chase De Jong, Erasmo Ramirez, Lauer or Hellickson

Thanks

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I need a prayer hexagon for my hitters to crush runs home runs RBIs and OBP Saturday and Sunday, who’s with me?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
3 years ago

hmmm, mcclutchin’ never in his entire career ever sniffed a good hitter park. and for those in AVG leagues, might not have noticed that since getting to NYY he’s been BB’ing at a TREMENDOUS rate. now some hitting is coming along with it. for those in regular sized leagues if they held clutchin’ they probably are out of playoffs, and those in deep enough to own him might not have been doing too good either, but he’s a good add now. i only have him in
14 team’er (OBP over AVG/OPS/total bases) in playoffs off this week bye.
16 team’er(more stuff than that with those) in playoffs
13 teamer dynasty roto (maybe not good enough to hold all year, but CF’ers aren’t deep so i have, deep benches too)
putting in the work since at NYY and leading off

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
3 years ago

Morton’s start tomorrow is a big one. Why?

Since I thought Morton’s “injury” was just giving him time for a dead arm, I took issue with your advice to dump him as you said “he won’t pitching” in September. Then he was your ace and then he was dead weight. Flip, flop. . Pretty fluid situation no? Such is the life of a commentator as we are all biased by regency.

You felt it worthy of a special post of my comments. But you did so well before the jig is up sir! He missed ten days. That is it.

So if Morton blows tomorrow, I deserve that special call out you did. But if he is solid, it would only be fair to post a retraction or correction notice pointing out that I was right after all.

All in….one game. Good luck.

Keep up the good work

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
3 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: remember RCL’s (the standard leagues for which his posts are pretty much default for (obviously he braches out at times)) are leagues in which it’s been proven optimal to own like a total of 3 SP; so it’s not at all a reach to say a guy should be dropped when he’s past his entire life’s innings in a season, starting to wear down (by results), might not have played in majority of sept when he typed that. i own morton in tons of leagues, and never thought to drop him at all, but of course WAY more than 3 SP are owned per team in all of my leagues.

hell arrieta wasn’t even a “universal add and hold” around here in his breakout year till like his 4th or 5th great start in a row since in a league of 36ish SP owned there’s TONS of guys to add at any given time.

dougie
dougie
3 years ago

Devers or McNeil ROS, in 2019?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  dougie
3 years ago

@Chad Huggins: ROS that’s easy legs mcneil (nunez doesn’t sound out long and nunez was starting like 60% or more over devers). i’d think in a vacuum probably devers, BUT i’m guessing devers’ ADP will be higher, so much better likely value on legs mcneil.

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, h2h pts – please choose 4 to start for next week’s final:
2 starts:
Miley (CIN DeSclafani, @ PIT Musgrove)
Vargas (@ PHI Nola, @ WAS Strasburg)
Odorizzi (@ DET Zimmermann, @ OAK)
Aaron Sanchez (@ BAL Cashner, TB Glasnow)
1 start:
Jameson Taillon (KC)
Syndergaard (@ WAS)

Aslo, please choose 1 to start at RP:
Felix Pena (@ OAK, @ HOU Valdez)
Framber Valdez ( SEA LeBlanc, LAA Pena)

Made the finals in no small part because of your keen insight, HUGH THANKS for always taking the time and have a nice weekend!

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
3 years ago

How do I know my roto season went to shizz? When I type R in the address bar, razzball has been dethroned by redtube.

Fmfbbl

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Terrence Mann
3 years ago

@Terrence Mann: it’s quite possible that you could be doing TOO well in fantasy, and in that instance the same thing would’ve happened, as you’d need less help with the team(s). i’m around far too many porn sites for any one of them to take over razzball for R’s. porntube for one has more stuff anyway.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Terrence Mann
3 years ago

@Terrence Mann: hahahahahaha….

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Terrence Mann
3 years ago

@Terrence Mann: hahahahahaha….

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

Punished for sitting the Tilde; offense is 0-9 right now and Acuna is 2/2 with 2 RBI’s. Lesson learned. Like Outkast said (sorta), if you don’t trust the A town, you will get busted in your f’n mouth…

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

ok, now 3-3, last time I try to get “cute”…

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

@Count de Monetballl: more interesting, what kind of team do you have TO think to bench him

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
3 years ago

Way up on my Games played for outfield and he was facing Mad-Max tonight of I left an open slot. Other OF’s OZUNA (started), Trout (started), Rosario (benched) …

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

@Count de Monetballl: i get IF you are ever going to bench him it’d be a scherzer start, true, but buehler isn’t a GOOD start for ozuna either. so we can pretty much say the matchups alone are near equivalent, so you effectively picked ozuna over tilde. rosario was BN’d in real life so he’s a bench of course. and trout is never a bench, of course. i’d pretty much go with tilde is never a bench with those 4 guys if you have to bench one, unless maybe tilde vs scherzer, ozuna vs below AVG pitcher.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
3 years ago

Word… Always start your studs! Plus, since I don’t own Walker anywhere, I forgot how good he has been playing…

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

@Count de Monetballl: i don’t either, but i knew about it. there was still “bullpen only guy” thoughts out there back in march. LAD have tons of SP (not as much as last year, but still) you had to pay for him when you didn’t know he’d be starting (at least in my leagues). i’d rather stash a hitter in instances like that.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Forever Pimpin’ Never Slippin…. that’s how it is…

All the players came, from far and wide
nobody getting hits except the Tilde
now I’m hear to tell yah, there’s a better day
when Acuna’s is in my lineup, on all day ayanday

Thanks for thinking of me…

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

14 teamer OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added.
C hedges (turns out he was ONLY BN’d twice in a row, almost dropped)
1B rizzo
2B odor
SS machado
3B chapman (man this guy was a godsend i added RIGHT when he was very noticably hot yet not so hot he was added by anybody months ago, used to have sano more or healy (yuckers))
OF (3) yelich, rosario, whit (1B/2B)
util (2) schebler, franmil
BN rowdy, bock choi

1. drop franmil or anybody else for munoz (could use the multi pos backup), or puig (started finally 3 out of 4, hit well in 2 of them, today already counts towards that), still on bye, some moves left till monday.

dau
dau
3 years ago

So —-Bruce then? My last move for this week–can’t get Piscotty till Sunday. Low waiver priority at that. Bruce is available but won’t last till Monday when I’ll have 5 more moves. Conundrum.

dau
dau
3 years ago

Piscotty or Bruce for next week? both on waivers.

CloudTown
CloudTown
3 years ago

Afternoon Grey!

Great writeup, have used your advice to coast through the year in my roto league, though getting a little tight so we’ll see if I can fend off the second place team.

I’m in a 10 tm 7×7 keeper $260, is Mondesi worth grabbing to stash for $10 or is he hopefully low profile enough to grab at a discount in the draft next year? Possibly a nice cheap keeper for a while.

Thanks!

CloudTown
CloudTown
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Grab him now? Probably best to hedge my bet.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Bruce or Puig?

dubjay
dubjay
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Looking ahead to next weeks H2H matchup. Which 2 do you like best?
Pivetta vs NYM @ ATL
Miley vs CIN @PIT
Suarez @ SD @ STL
Keller @ PIT @ DET
Zimmerman vs MIN vs KC
A.Sanchez @ BAL
T.Glasnow @ TEX @ TOR
K.Gibson @ KC
J.Ross @ MIA

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I put my faith in Bruce over Desmond for the weekend. Think I made the right call? Rockies aren’t home all of next week either

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Desmond has forgotten what a homer is the past month only 1. My fate is in Streamonator and hittertron for the next 3 days

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

My lineup for a roto redraft league:

1B Goldy
2B Baez
3B Bregman
SS Lindor
OF Trout
OF Betts
OF Piscotty
OF Conforto
UTIL Arenado
UTIL Mallex
BENCH White
BENCH Benintendi

I’m 1st place overall by a large margin, but want to win the HR and SB categories. Tied in HR’s and only 11 and 13 SB ahead of the next two teams in that category. One of them has Turner and Marte. The other has JRam, Hamilton and a couple other low double digit stolen base guys. I can’t give up HR/RBI guys, but want to grab some more speed. Villar is available. Would you swap Benintendi (forgot to use his legs and hasn’t hit many HR’s in a while now ) for him?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

White then?

Jt
Jt
3 years ago

Dropping anyone for Almydes Diaz??

C Barnhart
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b moustakas
Ss Tim Anderson
If Rosario
Of Ozuna, benetendi, Cain, haniger
Util mejia, David dahl(on road next week)
Bench kris Bryant, sano

Who is the first drop of these guys and switching any with these free agents
Alymedias Diaz, Choi, Gurriel jr, Bruce, puig, Shaw, goodrum, Brian dozier, Brandon belt

Jt
Jt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: drop anyone for puig I picked up boyd vs Twins next week and dropped sano. Puig had 2 homers tonight and gets Rockies next week early

Jt
Jt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: guy I’m playing next week builds his team off starters and relievers he has sherzer, Cole, Thor, plus more and thinks he can win steals and net steals to barely win a week he doesn’t realize Ill beat him in every hitting category and maybe steals and I’ll get him in strikeouts and wins hopefully if I stream pitchers heavy all week. He also rolls with no catcher should I do the same? Any suggestions to take this loser h2h next week

Jt
Jt
Reply to  Jt
3 years ago

@Jt: should I drop a Dahl or sano and roll no catcher for some speed or just play it out?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Grey, wanted to get your thoughts on my pitching for next weeks championship in my H2H. Below is my current staff and also listed waiver wire arms. All have SON values and matchups.

Current staff:
Hamels ($6) @ ARI
Ed-Rod ($3.2) @NYY
Taillon ($28) KC, MIL
Marquez ($11.6) @ARI
Musgrove ($31.3) KC, MIL

Available:
Luis Castillo ($18.5) @ MIA
Pivetta ($23.4) NYM, @ATL
Zimmermann ($21.5) MIN, KC
Junis ($16.9) @DET
Plutko ($15.6) CHW
CC Sabathia ($22.5) BAL
Suarez ($13.1) @SD, @ STL
Jon Gray ($22.5) @LAD, @ARI
Odorizzi ($17.3) @DET, @OAK
Shoemaker ($9) @OAK
Chen ($8) CIN

Would you make any swaps for next week? Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

LG

200 Proof
200 Proof
3 years ago

Grey,

Should I drop Vizcaino, Joe Kelly, or Sergio Romo? My league counts holds and saves.

Thanks!

bossmanjunior3333
bossmanjunior3333
3 years ago

OBP league…who should sit tonight?

Haniger @Shoemaker
Acuna v Scherzer
Ohtani v Elias
Bellinger @Flaherty

Specifically need HR and RBI

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
3 years ago

sandy dropped in 20 teamer with QS. h2h. i have gomber, shoe, carrasco, ryu, valdez, duke newcomb, gibson, porcello. i don’t have a drop here or am i wrong? SON isn’t showing a full MIA upcoming. sandy’s K rate isn’t great, but he was a pretty high ranked prospect before STL tried to mess him up by making him a RP (ralph’s idea here)

dubjay
dubjay
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Would you start [email protected](G.Gonzalez)tonight? Scares me

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, stick with Shoemaker at home vs Sea or go with Erlin?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
3 years ago

Greylord!!!! Sinner was nuts on Wednesday. 1 more episode to go. Any predictions?

Dozier sitting again tonight and in a massive slump. I’m in the championship h2h next week (up 90 on my current opponent, llllllets goo!!)

1) Here’s my options for 2B next week. Pick 1

Dozier (3vsCOL, 3vsSD)
McNeil [email protected], [email protected]
Mondesi [email protected], [email protected]

2) conforto as my DH next week. [email protected], [email protected] U cool with that?

3) would you start jeffress in the RP next week or do you trust the possibility of a 2 start Valdez vsSEA, vsLAA

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

wait a second the yankees activated judge but hes not in the lineup weird

Herr Drumpf
Herr Drumpf
3 years ago

That may have been the longest road to a headline pun in the history of the internet.

Anyway…Should I anticipate a shut down of Wheeler or Thor in the next two weeks? If so, any names I should be tracking for a couple starts to conclude the season??

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

stanton is about to heat up. batting second with judge back in the lineup. lets go already big fella!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 years ago

Grey one more question — if you needed steals this weekend, and were willing to forego all other categories, would you pick up Puig vs StL or Gore vs Cincinatti?

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

Excuse me grey brother, may I ask another? Are you starting Morton Saturday at home vs. Arizona SON says…. checking…. $29, ok that’s pretty dum.. of course star him; how about Mike Fiers at TB on Sunday (SON says $13.6) – biggest needs as I near my innings cap are ERA and WHIP… I only have 59 innings remaining…

Again, 1st place problems…

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

By the way I loved the title, love me some science channel Neil Degrassi

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
3 years ago

Playing in a no add/drop in playoffs league (outside of injury). Have to drop one of Gomber or Velasquez (believe me I’d like to drop them both).

Which would you drop/keep?

The only positive for keeping Vince is I’ll get another start out of him tomorrow if I want to (unlikely as I’m currently up – barely in ERA/WHIP and my opponent has Ks – the only thing Vince can do – sewn up.

Either turd have more upside?

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

Ridiculous 1st world/1st place question I know, but here goes. 10-team 5×5 yahoo with games max (162 at each slot). I am currently on pace to exceed most of my position player starts and currently +8 on OF. Basically, I am trying to pear down on bad matchups, etc. Ok, so Acuna plays vs Mad Max tonight. I am winning most offensive categories, but relatively close to losing points in HR’s and RBI’s to the team in 2nd. Under this scenerio, would you dare sit the Tilde? FWIW, my other OF’s are Trout, Ozuna (obviously hot now and giving me lots of McRibi’s), Rosario (who has been as cold as blacklight district), and Hunter Renfro, (whom I haven’t been starting, because Trout/Ozuna/Acuna). FWIW 2, I have been starting Ohtani in the DH slot…. because duh….

Help me Grey b1 kenobi, you are my only hope.

Have an awesome weekend!!!

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!!!!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 years ago

nl-only playoff week … I’ve looked at SON. Would you bench any of the following this weekend?
1. Gio vs Pirates
2. Lauer vs Texas
3. Velasquez vs Miami
4. Pivetta vs Miami
5. Newcomb vs Nats

The Shoe
The Shoe
3 years ago

Thanks for another great Friday Buy column, Grey!

A. Wasn’t able to get Gibson, so looks like Stripling will be sticking around…. No other real options I see on the wire – well, I guess there’s J. Lopez @DET, Gant @SF, Alcantara vs CIN, Miley vs CIN and @PIT, and Keller @PIT and @DET. Not sure if I like any of those much better than Stripling vs SD even in a shortened start… are there any there that you like?

B. So I know I keep asking this question, and your buy/sell video is referring to his keeper value, but how do you feel about swapping out S. Marte for McNeil? I won’t be able to do it till Sunday night anyhow, so I guess I’ll wait and see how they’re doing then, as well as checking out the 7-day player rater.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks a lot! One more question: Would you take any of the starts I mentioned in part A over Musgrove @KC?

Alex Sutara
Alex Sutara
3 years ago

I’m in h2h semi finals, I have 1 more move to make on the week.

I have German and Velazquez tomo

Sale, Junis, and stripling for sunday

Were tied in wins and qs and I have the slight edge in era and whip. But he has Scherzer, Morton, and degrom to go.

I liked Erlin for today as well but kind of wanted to wait until Sunday for my last add based on how I’m looking.

What’s your suggestion, Erlin now or wait?

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

is Grey starting K.Gausman vs WSH tonight?
I’m not really feeling it.
H2H semis up 8-2
a QS from Gausman would actually raise my ERA and prolly WHIP.
I’m leading both cats but theres some serious “ratial” tension.
basically chasing a w.

preeshiate it.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
3 years ago

Speaking of age and legs, though younger than Marte. Should I drop Dee Gordon for Dahl, or drop Bader for Dahl, for ROP (Rest of Playoffs)? Thanks.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Got Tim Anderson, Peraza and Lo Cain for SBs

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! Please rank for me in Roto 5×5, no particular needs just overall value: McNeil, Piscotty, Olson, Voit, Calhoun, Marwin. Thanks Grey

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

More of a vent than a question but have you noticed that Kapler never plays Wilson Ramos? WTF did they trade for him if they had no plans to play him over Jorge “Johnny Bench” Alfaro?

Plus, the Phillies have been starved for offense the past month as they totally collapse down the stretch. This new wave of manager is a joke…yeah I am talking to you Kapler, Martinez, Roberts, Boone!

Jonathan
Jonathan
3 years ago

Piscotty or Renfroe ROS– need homers RBI and avg for roto 1st place.