Itch and I were having a discussion yesterday and I’m going to paraphrase it here:

Itch, “I know the Cubs are not good. I just cannot remember a trade as weird as the Jordan Montgomery thing. Why would the Yankees trade Jordan Montgomery for Harrison Bader? Like, you find out the guy (Bader), is hurt you cancel the trade, you don’t trade for him on purpose. They (the Yankees) had a deal in hand for someone, is the story Cashman is leaking?”
Me, “Yeah, but it’s not why. We’re missing a piece of the details. People being told, ‘The Yanks had a deal in place’ or ‘Jordan Montgomery wasn’t making the playoff rotation, and the Yankees need defense because Aaron Hicks is awful’ are not real reasons. That’s just what they’re feeding people. We do not know the real reason. We’re missing a piece that makes the trade make sense, and, without that reason, we will never know.”
Itch, “I meant to text my brother. Who is this? Grey? I want to punch you so bad.”

We may never know why the Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery (9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.08), but it wasn’t because he’s a bad pitcher. He was a sleeper last year for me, and I think people still underestimate him. He won’t blow you away with strikeouts for 2023 fantasy either. His ground balls are up (not literally) going from 42.7% to 47.1%. His command is immaculate (1.7 BB/9), down almost a full walk per nine. That is my one concern about him for 2023 fantasy. When you have a 7.8 K/9, you kinda have to be perfect with your command. You lose a fraction of that command and your ERA goes from 3.30-ish to 3.85+. Usable, but not nearly as lovable for this JoMosexual. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, and his 14th homer, and 693 on his career. Albert Pujols going for 700? Haha, Albert Pujols is going for 800! This factoid is legit wild how hot schmotato-ey he is right now:

Kyle Hendricks – Said he’s focused on being healthy by the 2023 season. He said this to crickets, who had no response.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.47. He hasn’t been bad, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I saw him and immediately went looking at his next Streamonator matchup.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer. Oh, and he has a 19-game hitting streak. And he’s close to being the 1st 20/20 guy in baseball. Oh, and I wrote a sleeper post for him — actually he was my last sleeper of the season before the rankings dropped. But, yeah, everyone was surprised by him doing well this year is something other ‘perts tell themselves. It’s fine. I lie to myself about George Springer.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10. Also get the feeling Gray, much like JoMo, is underestimated too. Maybe it’s because I have a giant chip on my shoulder. Give my namesake his just desserts!

Michael Kopech – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.58, and left with knee soreness. He was clearly hurt while warming up in the 1st inning; his velocity was way down, so La Russa of course let him stay in and get rocked without recording any outs. I was screaming at the TV like Apollo’s manager at Rocky, “Throw the damn towel!” Michael Kopech is so handsome and broken…Only I can fix him!

Daniel Lynch – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.58. Bad day to quit barbituates, and a terrible day to start Lynch and Kopech.

Vinnie Pasquantino – Was in pain after a swing and we can’t have nice things. I blame you for Pasketti. It’s because as a youth you went to the movie balcony with a smoothie of bologna and brown gravy, made ralphing noises, and “threw up” the “vomit” over the balcony onto unsuspecting patrons. The Lord is punishing you. You need to cleanse your soul in order for us to have nice things in fantasy baseball. Please cleanse yourself for us.

Drew Waters – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was recalled by the Royals. He was with the Braves just a few short weeks ago. Waters, Waters, everywhere, but not a bat to hit.

Jeffrey Springs – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.46. Did no one score yesterday except against my Kopech/Lynch starts? Press one for yes, two for no, three for “I hate Kopech and Lynch so much that I can no longer feel anything else.”

Randy Arozarena – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer. The Rice Bowl with the bimi-BOMB!

Tucker Davidson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.23. Tucker Davidson is the best game show host-turned-pitcher since Chuck Woolery, who got everyone in a two-and-two count.

Wily Peralta – Released by the Tigers. Peralta left the team saying, “I don’t need you! All I need is this chair…And this paddle game…and this ashtray.”

Aaron Ashby – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation, or more commonly known as, “Hasn’t been good for about two months and we’re better off IL’ing him, then just randomly throwing him for more starts in which he sucks.”

Eric Lauer – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.44 vs. Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.36. Were they using the April baseballs again last night? Seriously, was yesterday the least amount of runs ever for nine games played or not? It felt like yacht, not not, but was it not or yacht? Instead of yes, I now say yacht. Go with it.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-4, and his 13th homer, and third homer in two games, and I’m thoroughly interested again. As mentioned yesterday, and on the podcast that will be out later today — available earlier on Youtube — Hiura changed his stance and is actually hitting now.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.77. You look at the Giant Human Carrot Dustin May return with his stuff. Like big time stuff. STUFF all-capped STUFF! Then you see Syndergaard with one strikeout and, “What’s going on with him?” Seriously. He looks like a shell of his former self.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact is going to end the year with something like 17 homers, and I can’t imagine being less interested next year. Enjoy buying the bounce back. It ain’t me. Your fortunate son.

Bryson Stott – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .225, hitting .300-ish in the last week with two steals, and hitting near-.350 in the last two weeks, and a smallish schmotato. Stott’s hawt, as Paris Hilton would say.

Charles Leblanc – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Up to two homers? Might be able to pen Leblanc in for three this year!

Edward Cabrera – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.41. You gotta wonder if the Marlins don’t take maybe three of their fifteen or so aces and trade them for bats this winter. Having pitchers is awesome, but having non-terrible hitters is fun too.

Roansy Contreras – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86 in his 2nd start back. Only 89 pitches, but Pirates are kinda hilarious to pretend they want to watch his innings. Sure, or rather, “Argh.” Whatever you say.

Oneil Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .198. I heard something the other day that was so sad. Cruz has hired (or rather his agent hired) outside help with his swing. Cruz can’t trust his own team to coach him to fix his contact. That is so sad! Also explains why if we see Tom Emanski and Fred McGriff at PNC.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Thank you, Streamonator! May I have another?

Michael Harris II – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. Boy, now I understand why the Braves gave him $12 million for 19 years with the option for him to pay Dansby Swanson’s salary too.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Might be a schmotato, but he struck out looking to end the game, and all I could think is, “He looks like a giant baby with a beard.” He has a giant baby body. It’s uncanny.

Jonathan Loaisiga – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and hsi 1st save, ERA at 5.76. Going to Johnny Lasagna instead of Aroldis, well, I kinda appreciate it. It’s a little nuts. But I like it. I wouldn’t go get Johnny Lasagna though, unless AL-Only. By the way, I called him Johnny Lasagna yesterday while watching the game, and Cougs heard me, and she was like, “Is that his real name?” And I didn’t have the heart to tell her the truth, especially not after she got so mad at me yesterday for revealing her true height on this week’s Not Not News podcast.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 47th homer, hitting .295. It’s so wild how good he is doing and how not-even-close he is to Bonds’s single season home run record.

Domingo German – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER. 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.89. German to Lasagna sounds like a coarser way of saying my ethnic background, because I’m a German Jew/Italian, and I say I’m a pizza bagel.

Clay Holmes – Scheduled for a bullpen sesh, and might be back by the end of this month, at which time, he will continue to struggle and Yankees fans will be like, “What da fook is goin’ on here? He was so fookin’ good now he’s fookin not. What da fook!? 27 championships though amiright?”

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Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
5 months ago

Would you start Manning at home vs SF today?

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
Reply to  Steve Vachon
5 months ago

QS league.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

I have 2 slots for IR and my 3rd base situation sucks, so…
Drop K. Bryant, or keep him and drop which one – Vinnie and M.Soroka?

Big THANKS!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Nootbar or Franmil?

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

How come I’ve never seen this roll call thing in the Yankee bleachers? Kinda cool.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Nobody told me.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

HAHA! Maybe I heard about it way back when all my hate was directed at the Yankees and just thought it was stupid. Now my hate is diluted by my hate for many teams.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Game 2 hasn’t started yet. Another 5 minutes.

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 months ago

Would you pickup L.Garcia(Hou) for his start vs Minn.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 months ago

It looks like you might’ve missed this, and I need to post quick, so here it is again. Sorry for the duplicate post–

“In AL only, who would you add to replace Vinnie P: Moncada, Pinder, Sheets, and Dylan Moore? Since Moncada is in FAAB in this league, could you give me a second choice as well?”

Bish
Bish
5 months ago

Grey, who are your top 3 OF’s from this list ros in a pts league? Thanks.

Arozarena, Castellanos, Eloy, Happ, Harris2, McNeil, Mullins

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Holy crap, tatis is doing something smart. He’s getting his shoulder fixed while he is suspended. Baby steps for him to start making better choices. Maybe if he got his shoulder fixed before, he wouldn’t have been riding a motorcycle.

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

“Vinnie, we saw you double over in pain, are you ok?

“Ayyy it’s just-a my shoulder… feels like I pulled a pastrami from the fridge. It’s-a no problem!”

…The Royals placed first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino on the 10-day Injured List with right shoulder discomfort and called up pitcher Jonathan Heasley

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

I eat pasta in solidarity.

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

Mama mia!

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Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 months ago

In AL only, who would you add to replace Vinnie P: Moncada, Pinder, Sheets, and Dylan Moore? Since Moncada is in FAAB in this league, could you give me a second choice as well?

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
5 months ago

A) Planning my moves for the final weeks of the year. How would you value players for a keeper auction league ($260 cap) for next year (specifically Jazz Chisholm and Willy Adames)?

For instance, Jazz Chisholm is $13.7 in the Auction Values and Willy Adames is $9.7. If these guys were on waivers in my league, how much should I bid to keep them at that price for next year and not overspend?

B) Quick B question, would you drop Tyler O’Neill for Pham?

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

12 teams, Yahoo, 5×5 (AVG,HR,R,RBI,SB / W,S+HLD,K,ERA,WHIP)

Alps
Alps
5 months ago

Grey
And the hits just keep on coming
Now Vinnie P on IL
Who would you rather have. I need all offense
Hiura, Harold Ramirez, Ramon Urias, Kim, McCormick, or McCarthy
Thanks

kari.rice
kari.rice
5 months ago

A flip of a coin would have saved me time instead of studying the law of gravity on the probability of which side of the coin with land.
I need to come up with a nickname for the Grey writers that would be appropriate from a girl. Hey dude just seems rude. Just plain Grey seems too simple. I will think of one later.
I have a dilemma to figure out. I could use some help from the Razzball experts that know just about everything in fantasy baseball. I know h2h points leagues are not your bread and butter but then again Scott and Frank just write what others write and add points leagues every so often. (I know you guys are friends so I apologize)

My opponent has JoMo, Cease and Mad Max as 2 start pitchers. I have none. 55 points from JoMo last night. Damn that hurt.

Apologize for the long story problem. Everyone else I knew to ask is now dead.

I never thought that playing at Detroit was an easy win no brainer, just like playing at Baltimore. No easy wins.

I have 2 Giants pitchers at Detroit this week.
Rodon L\L vs Drew Hutchinson L\R
and Logan Webb R\R vs Matt Manning R\R

Tigers hitters aren’t as easy as some may think they are when playing at home in points leagues.
4 Switch hitters
4 L\L
4 R\R

Tigers main Relief Pitchers both southpaws.
Tigers relief pitcher roster changes daily so can’t bank on anyone.
Tigers Home games 28/34 vs away 19/42.
Technically Tigers have 8 right handed hitters vs 4 against Rondon. Those dang switch hitters.

Giants, yikes (Gabe can take blame to that fame, I will stop at that).
34/29 home 26/32 away. Not horrible but not great.
Giants have 4 left hitters (unsafe to count as Belt and Crawford as they live on the IL) Count Giants as having 2 left hitters
zero switch hitters
7 right hitters

3 Southpaw Relievers

Tomorrow Giants play the same but now I have Pitcher Logan Webb. R/R

I have 2 pitchers left I can mix and match with Rodon and Webb.
Unfortunately both are Seattle, Gilbert and Kirby. Both R/R and home games.
Logan Gilbert vs Bieber and Kirby vs Anibal Sanchez (Bless his heart)

It may not really matter considering my opponent has about a 83% of winning the match.

Rondon doesn’t have a great history against Tigers. Webb has nothing.
Have I made this confusing enough? I would say yes.

I am in 2nd place in my league and that is the only reason I am over analyzing this flip of a coin decision. I would like to retire my h2h points fantasy baseball career with a possibility of a championship. Something to show my grandchildren. The piece of paper printed from my old Cannon printer that shows who won the league and that’s it.

I understand if I don’t get a reply or a reply that states “I’m confused.”
If it weren’t for Razzball, us poor pitiful predictors of who wins and who looses on every game day would be underrepresented. You guys are like Union Presidents.

I need 2 pitchers out of the four.

Many thanks. Cheers to all that you guys do!!

Hasta la vista Al
Al Avila made a brand name for himself. The Platinum Carte Blanche member that spent over his credit limit shopping at garage sales. His last wheeling and dealing were rumored that it took place at an infamous pawn shop in Detroit. Al reintroduces the team to Van Man Norris and Jacob Barnes. A move his son a former player probably shook his head in disbelief. Why dad why?
Al got his card repossessed and then kicked to the curb all on the same day. Seven years to late.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
5 months ago

Playoffs start next week and end on 9/18. I’ve got Wendle (2B), Farmer (3B), Seiya (UT), O’Neill (UT) and Hunter Greene on my bench. Do you drop any of them to pick up Hiura, Ke’Bryan Hayes or Bleday? Thanks

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks!

Russowl
Russowl
5 months ago

League one . I am in first by 30 games. Would you drop Cody Bellinger for Nootbarr, stone or McCarthy? Steals is my weakest category

League two . I am in fifth place battling for a playoff spot .same question and same needs

Other potential drops for League one Miranda, Torres

Last edited 5 months ago by russowl
Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

If steals isn’t a need who do you like most? Also Ke’Bryan Hayes was just activated so would also have to drop him to make a move

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks

Triple D
Triple D
5 months ago

Hey, hey Grey.
Who to start today? Civale or Suarez?

Triple D
Triple D
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Suarez v. Lodolo; Civale v. Clevenger

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
5 months ago

What’s good Grey? As a youth, my friends in I would go to downtown Seattle, buy a bunch of “Shamrock Shakes” from McDonald’s and then stage various puking scenes in front of traffic at crosswalks. Good times.

That’s it, my dude. Hi to Ted!

lindorphins
lindorphins
5 months ago

Drop Gleyber to ride this Hiura wave?

ashtray
ashtray
5 months ago

Which guy is riding the bench today out of these OFs:

Trout @TB
Alvarez vMIN
Schwarber vCIN
Nootbar @[email protected]
Carlson @[email protected]
Franmil vSTLvSTL

14 team OBP/SLG instead of AVG

Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 months ago

A late observation from yesterday’s post:

Since the O’s have a Mountcastle, they should nickname Kremer, Mt. Sinai.

Or they can be Mountcastle & McKremeric. Mountcastle plays the older judge and McKremeric tries to shake his criminal past by driving fast for the man!

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Did you see that play Rizzo made in the bottom of the 1st yesterday to distract the Mets from throwing to 3rd for an appeal after a SacFly? He took off for 2nd and Scherzer tried to throw him out, which means no appeal could be made. Smart. Of course, it was ruled that the umpire had not signaled “play” so that play never happened and the appeal was allowed. Turns out the runner didn’t leave early anyway.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

A bit highbrow for me. I don’t know any Italian.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

I’m leaving Pujols in my lineup today without even checking if the Cubs are starting a LHP in 1 of the games.

Russ
Russ
5 months ago

If Gunnar Henderson gets the call, Gunnar or OCruz?

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
5 months ago

Grey it was Apollo’s manager Duke yelling at Rocky to throw in the damn towel vs Drago. Not Clubber’s.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Dickie Tee
5 months ago

Haha

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

a. I think Hader had a poor (short-term) stretch last year (this year’s difficulties are lasting longer and more severe). How likely that he might resume effective closing in a week or three?

b. Obviously Luis Garcia is the SD closer for now. Since SD is a decent team (and he is good), would you take him over Alexis Diaz, Jonathan Hernandez, or Garret Whitlock?

c. Also Helesley was put on restricted list (after briefly returning from paternity list) and I believe StL may switch to “closer by committee” — Gallegos the prime option since Helesley is so effective in the mid-relief role. Gallegos or Luis Garcia?

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Vegas Jim
Vegas Jim
5 months ago

Morning Grey!

Would you start Lodolo vs Philly and Civale vs the Padres today?

jcindaville
jcindaville
5 months ago

Hey Razz

ROS pick one please H2H 7X7

Josh Naylor
Anthony Santander
Hunter Renfro

Thank you

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
5 months ago

In the first week of my two week playoff match-up, limited moves (I have 8 for remainder of playoffs, which could last two more matchups).

H2H 6×6 QS, K/9

Would you start Kutter Crawford his any of his next three starts (vs. Tor, @Min, vs. Tex)? Is he worth holding in a vacuum?

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
5 months ago

Like any of these guys ROS for saves?

Johnny Lasagna, Lou Trevino, Ryan Tepera, Jose Ouijada, Nick Martinez, Luis Garcia

Vash
Vash
5 months ago

Lynch was disappointing. Thought he found something.

Syndergaard been disappointing year before his injury. He became hittable.

Vash
Vash
5 months ago

I think baseball purests and general fans right or wrong, consider Roger Maris’s 61 as the gold standard still.

BTW, that Billy Crystal’s movie 61* still great.

In reality, that is what Judge is chasing.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Record(*)

Fixed it for you.

Vash
Vash
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

It would be interesting to see a poll for it, what fans think. I think outside the San Fran/California area, no one really think of him as the HR champ. When I have gone to areas that still ha some baseball life, it seems to be the above mentioned.

Even with Ruth’s 714, people seem to consider that the Mark to beat, overshadowing Hank and Bonds.

Last edited 5 months ago by Vash
Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Vash
5 months ago

Bonds is the HR champ, like it or not. No baseball fan is rooting for a guy chasing 61. I’m not a West Coaster. I agree with Grey below. Think you’re in the minority.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
5 months ago

Good Morning Grey!

This week means so much in my H2H league as my offense took Saturday and Sunday off costing me HR, RBI and OBP.  Ended up 5-5 against the last place team.

A)  I’m gonna need to have a BIG week, and I play a team that can put up all 10 categories. I am lacking HRs and RBI each week. I just picked up Justin Turner, but can drop B. Anderson for him.

B)  SON does not like Junis @MIN (-21.8).  However, I may need his start for Ks and a possible W as my opponent has starts from Burnes, deGrom, Bassitt, T. Anderson, Thor, and Ranger. I could drop Baty for him, or not pick up Hiura and instead just drop Anderson.

Thoughts on Dropping Anderson and Baty for Hiura and Junis? I would probably just stash Junis till his next start vs. PHI in SF.

C) Best IL stash for my playoffs in 4 weeks? Carrasco or Greene? or Neither and stash Tyler Stephenson as a possible $4 keeper next year?

Thanks!!!

10TM, NL, H2H, OBP

CA  Wm. Contreras  
1B   Walker
2B   Segura
3B  J.Turner
SS  Edman
INF  Voit
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto
OF   O’Neill
OF   Harris II
UT   Baty
B     Morel
B     B. Anderson

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Cobb, Lauer, Quintana, Garrett, Ashcraft, Roansy
RP A. Diaz, Finnegan

Last edited 5 months ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Anderson was just a pick up for yesterday’s game to get a bat in the lineup.

Junis is the only pitcher I mentioned because I wanted to know about dropping Baty also for Hiura.

Eric
Eric
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

You streaming either of these guys today?

Davies @ KC
Logue vs. Mia

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
5 months ago

Also, would you rather own Rengifo or Profar for a bench spot to fill in for rested batters?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
5 months ago

Keep Tyler O’Neil or go all-in for Corbin Caroll ?

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

Start either or both of these guys?
Walker @Yankees
Stripling @Red Sox

Freedminds
Freedminds
5 months ago

Grey,

You starting Montas anywhere today ?

Do you still like him more than Lodolo, Stripling, David Peterson (with Carrasco hurt) ?

Jimmy
Jimmy
5 months ago

Johnny Lasagna or Jose Alverado…chasing saves!
Need one Ezekiel Duran-Leody Taveras-Keston Hiura-Rodolpho Castro thank you!!!

BAC
BAC
5 months ago

10 team 5×5 OBP

Embarrassed to say I still have Tyler O’Neill on my team waiting for some hot streak. Dump for Hiura?

J C
J C
5 months ago

Weekly checkup. On a slide so need to right the ship. Pitching has left the building suddenly. I am in no danger of missing the playoffs in our 12 teamer, but there will be no bye sadly. Team and WW below:
C – MJ
CI – Freeman, Miranda, Tellez (play 3)
MI – Polanco, Gleyber, Lindor (play 3)
OF – Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Franmil, Mount (play 5)
Util – Stanton (using H Ramirez until Thursday)
SP – Cease, McClan, Nola, L Garcia, Wacha, Kirby ( streamer but could stick given his playoff schedule)
RP – Hader (yep), Diaz, Bautista, Munoz (saves and holds league)
IL – Mahle

WW – Heaney, ERod, Detmers, Quintana, Stripling, Fairbanks, Montero, Scott
Margot, Stone, K Carp and Wander.

1. Any swaps?
2. Should I do more football mock drafts or could I catch fire with this group?
Thanks

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Can’t believe I’m about to ask this…but: drop Cron for Pujols and ride the wave? Big road stretch coming up for Rockies.

3mango
3mango
5 months ago

Hey Grey!
Who do you like as a UTIL spot for the next week or so (for fantasy points-10tm Roto):
LaMonte Wade Jr, Hiura, ride the wave with Pujols?

Also, I started Synderguard last night and disappointed in his K’s, but he got the QS,W, low ERA and PTW. So I was pleased. Do you trust him on his next start 8/27 vs PIT (18.5) or should I drop him?
Thanks a million! Have a great day!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
5 months ago

OF question for 5×5 redraft league:

Stanton, O’Neill, Gurriel, Fraley, Nootbar, Vogelbach.

Please rank.

Gracias.

Philip
Philip
5 months ago

Grey, are you starting Voth vs CWS in Baltimore? Thanks!

Will
Will
5 months ago

And….(drumroll)…Buxton is hurt again. Going for an MRI on the hip today.

Who had Aug 22nd for his latest season-ending injury?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Only the 2nd time in his career he’s gotten over 300 at bats. Still has only played 100+ games once in his career.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
5 months ago

Another question for my weekly 5×5 redraft league…

I have Miranda, Witt and Mateo. But need to fill my 2b slot. India, Hiura or Madrigal or Stott are available. Please rank ‘em. Close?

Thinking that the first three (Miranda Witt and Mateo) remain as starters. Agree?

Thanks.

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
5 months ago

mean while in NYC a fan sucks beer through a hotdog…..not that there is anything wrong with it…strange days indeed

https://nypost.com/2022/08/22/yankees-fan-turns-hot-dog-into-beer-straw-in-viral-video/

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Too bad he got bumped from J-Lo’s wedding guest list.

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

for real….can you image if you were sitting next to him?

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

that could be one of your tiers next year “i call this tier son of sam sucks beer through a hot dog”….

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
5 months ago

Good morning. I have the following SPs for this week in a 12-team 5×5 redraft league.

DPeterson (vCOL 30.3)
EdRod (@TEX 21.1)
Singer (vARI 15.6)
Musgrove (@KC 8.7)
SonnyG (vSF 1.3)
Quintana (vATL -9.0)

1). That’s the SOM ranking. Agree?

2) start or sit in my league? Start first four?

3). Closers are Soto, wick, Finnegan and Aroldis. Please rank. And grab Johnny lasagna for Aroldis?

Thank you.

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

Where does Garcia (SD) fit amongst my RPs? Ahead of Aroldis?

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
5 months ago

Syndergaurd is throwing more like loki than thor…..but his ball is breaking hard and late i think he is learning how to pitch with no fastball…he was throwing ground ball and weak flies all night phillies defense no errors last night

Cubby
Cubby
5 months ago

Do we know whose fault it was that Kopech was left in there? The bullpen was fresh after the day earlier not been used. The game could have paused for Lambert to properly warm up. It was disastrous….and cost me 12 points:(

stevie
stevie
5 months ago

Do we dare start Montas vs the Mets tonight?

Drew
Drew
5 months ago

Drop Hoerner for Pujols for a UTL backup for Vinnie P in my OPS keeper? I’ve got Grissom at SS

Cable
Cable
5 months ago

just my 2…..Cashman needs to be fired

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
Reply to  Cable
5 months ago

I’ve been saying this for years!

Gbone
Gbone
5 months ago

Have had a disaster last 4 weeks and have went from 4th place to 8th in the tightest playoff race our league has ever had. I’m still in contention for a spot and need a big week. I was ballsy and started Lauer last night so far. I want to add at least one of these streamers now and it seems Montas is my only drop if I want to make a move today to secure the top one. Have a chance to add on Friday but thinking may be too late my.

So question is, would you drop Montas for Smyly (@Milw), Ed Rod (@Texas), or Josiah Gray (vs Cinci)? Montas would likely be scooped for next week by another team but thinking I can risk it as I may not make playoffs anyway, and even if I do make playoffs, he hasn’t been the most reliable lately either and can be streamer spot.

Also, second quick question – would you be starting Montas tonight?

For context my remaining SPs are Guasman, Musgrove, Cobb, Rasmussen, Steele, Lauer, Gibson (I added Gibson yesterday for his Pitt start but can’t drop him until Saturday)

galica1234
galica1234
5 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Started Roansy ’cause SON said 3.4$, so not negative therefore reasonable. Dropped him already for new SON tips for today because yesterday is so far away, right?

b. Saw Cruz was available in one of my RCLs. I calculated his K% and it’s about 55% so basically he’s the windmill you’re fighting against in the Don Quixote corner of your mind. But that he has to hire someone outside of the Bucs is so crazy absurd! Seriously, should I pick him up off this news and the HR from yesterday? I’d be dropping Pena or Stott. Worth it?

c. George Carlin quote of the day for August 23, 2022

‘I’m the first one to say it’s a great country, but it’s a strange culture. We got a strange culture. This has got to be the only country in the world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; gotta be the only country in the world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke it up intentionally. This is a country where tobacco kills four hundred thousand people a year, so they ban artificial sweeteners! Because a rat died! You know what I mean? This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards, but not a list of criminals and maniacs! And now, they’re thinking about banning toy guns – and they’re gonna keep the fucking real ones!’

From What Am I Doing in New Jersey (1988)

Cheers,
Ante

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

a. Franmil or Vinnie P?
b. Rengifo or Vinnie P?

c. Gallegos pitching well during Helesley’s absence. How much risk that StL will be using a committee for their closer role? I think 50:50 or higher.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Items associated with above questions. As I’m writing this, I think I’ve just answered these questions.

Even if Vinnie misses minimal time, I still assume he will now backtrack.

Besides Gallegos’ re-born effectiveness following a mid-season slump, Ryan is now on an extended absence (Covid) — plus his ability to pitch stellar middle relief.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

No. He came back, and then went on Restricted list (I assume this means Covid),

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Now there is an August start in the top 10!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

OK, now I see a Kevin Gausman start from August 2 is also there. Somehow I missed that yesterday. Well, I’m old.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah, 1 baserunner will do that! And AP wins it! Just last week I was saying he won’t even catch Arod, let alone get to 700. He was not amused.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah, pitchers are just laying it in there for him.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Haha. Yeah, just a shot at people who believe pitchers are actually doing that.

Hernan
Hernan
5 months ago

LOL, Is “Waters, Waters Everywhere, but not a bat to hit” a reference to ” Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”???, Very Nice…, The Poem or The Song??