America’s greatest Indian was Sitting Bull. Maybe Pocahontas. Possibly Bob Feller. I’d accept Apu even. But on the list of great Indians, Jose Ramirez and the service he provided this year does not go unnoticed because I am here noticing it. First, he did awful to make me look like a genius for telling you to avoid him in drafts, then he did well after I told you to buy him in June. Jo-Ram did what others thought impossible:  made me look brilliant. Stop throwing roses at my feet, I’m allergic. Now, Jo-Ram’s gone for the year with a hamate bone injury. If he’s anything like Matt Olson, he’ll return in October and hit 35 homers in ten games. Glory be. He’s droppable in redraft leagues though, and Yu Chang will replace him. He was David Bowie’s favorite player. Time may Chang Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time. Prospect Mike just gave you a Yu Chang fantasy, and I didn’t run out to grab him, but, in deep enough leagues, I could see it. Prospect Mike did mention Aristides Aquino in relation to Chang, and I had to Chang my underwear. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, and three homers in last two games. It’s not rare, it’s well-done, that $54 Vending Machine Steak.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer. Gonna blow your mind right now but Soler is the sun and the sun is a star. Can’t argue with that.

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and two HRs (8, 9). Indians tied up the game with some $54 VMS theatrics, but then a cricket player–excuse me, a players’ weekend white jersey labeled rut-R.O.H. solved that mystery.

Ian Kennedy – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.75. Kennedy ended up the escape goat like it was LBJ giving him credit for the space program.

Jhoulys Chacin – Designated for assignment, i.e., Jhoulys is not retractable.

David Peralta – Hit the IL with AC inflammation. Ugh, the worse is when your AC only blows hot air.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Having a hard time getting my security deposit back on my place, my mom’s being a real jerk.”

Christian Walker – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .264. As a less-than-proud owner of Walker, I can tell you he’s hasn’t been hot recently. Mansplainingly, I’m not sure he’s been hot since May.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-5 and his 29th homer, and has 101 RBIs (ha!). Escobar usually needs a bit more than Miller to get him the high life, but you take what you can get.

Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.34. Alexa, please play me the saddest songs in the world.  “Grey, here is Sade’s Smoothest Operator.”  Alexa, I hate you!  Speaking of hate, Trevor Bauer said something earlier this year to the effect that he has less talent than the average major league pitcher. I am starting to believe him.

Josh VanMeter – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (6), hitting .286, and in the leadoff spot, though that seems more tenuous. Depends which way the David Bell tolls.

Kevin Newman – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 12th and 13th steal, hitting .302. Hello, Newman! He hadn’t done much coming into this game, but four-hit games tend to spark a schmotato run.

Addison Russell – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, and his first decent game since he was recalled about a week ago and he doesn’t even start every game. His POS eligibility is good if you have a category for a POS.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .225. Schwarber is going to make some team a very productive DH for many, many years, or until he’s 30 years old and falls off a cliff.

Anthony Rendon – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .329. All bad takes about Anthony have been Rendon’d obsolete.

Victor Robles – 1-for-6, 1 run and his 22nd and 23rd steal, as he hits 2nd. Hopefully, he falls below 20 HRs and 30 SBs, because that might boost up his 2020 ADP. Seriously, for whatever reason, people get inordinately more excited for a guy who hits 20 HRs vs. 19 or steals 30 vs. 29.

Manny Machado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .266.  “If you want that train to run on time, I wouldn’t dump Machado’s body in the cement foundation–WAIT! Machado just moved!” This was his 1st home run in August, and was hitting .203 in the month. Lowercase yay!

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.11. I have no problem starting Joey Lucchesi of the Penne Vodka Crime Family in any league when he’s home. It’s dem away games, Brosef.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer.  Just Dong because anything else would be uncivilized.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games, hitting over-.400 in the last week and is the hottest schmotato in the schmotato land.

Pablo Sandoval – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Sandoval’s the first known case to damage his elbow by moving a fork from plate to mouth.

Logan Webb – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.66. That was a fun stream. *lies down in gutter of an 8-year-old’s bowling birthday party*

John Means – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Imagine wanting German Marquez on your team, mean’s while Means is wilin’ out with a productive fantasy #3 season.

Anthony Santander – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .286. Anthony Santander be enough for Pamela Anderson Lee, because he big pimpin’. Also, a five-hit game goes a long way to a hot schmotato run, even if he didn’t do much in the last week.

Pablo Lopez – Will return to the Marlins’ rotation on Tuesday. If you’re relying on a guy returning from a shoulder injury, you have bigger grapes in your pants than marbles in your head.

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.97. I do love me some Marlins starters, even if the results have been a little iffy. By the way, Elieser sounds like what my grandfather calls Ellen DeGeneres.  I hear Donkey Teeth likes Elieser too, possibly for same reason.

Ryne Stanek – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 4.00, and the Marlins 1st save since Sergio Romo left over a month ago. For those of you who have “1st sentence in a blurb blindness,” the Marlins had one save in the entire month of August. Do you really want to chase saves here?

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. Classic Reverse Jinx Sell. You’re welcome, Hoskins owners.

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.50. Eflin was a Streamonator call from Friday’s Buy column. So, natch and natch or simply s’natch.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Gonna put on a beige jacket, throw on I Am Sam on the TV and act like Sean Penn in that iconic movie, because I am fanning Dakota. See Means’s blurb for similar feelings:  Holding Marquez like he’s the meow’s cat, and Dakota Hudson out here acting like a number two.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .218. Here’s a not-so-fun fact for Carpenter owners. He has 35 RBIs. One less RBI than Aaron Hicks, who has 120 less ABs than Carpenter.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 33rd homer. I’ve managed to isolate the double helix DNA strand that makes me keep buying Rockies pitchers. Now to share it with the world, but first I’ll put it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17. He has 14 wins. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Geez, handsome stranger, that seems like a lot of wins.” Yes, Marco Gonzales has an outside chance of leading the major leagues in Wins. That would be hee-larious.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.74. Janice Rossi in 2R is not the only whore. I’m a whore for Dodgers starters. Streamonator doesn’t love Gonsolin’s next start, but I could see it, as long as he makes it.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.76. Sell! Kidding. (But not really.) If only trade deadlines didn’t pass already. Kidding. (Still not really kidding.)

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. Yankees and Dodgers both hit leadoff homers (Joc Pederson hit his 26th homer). Elias Sports Bureau said it stopped keeping home run records this year, so who knows if that’s happened before.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.03. Since you’re likely wondering from the Gonzales blurb, Domingo German is leading the majors in wins. Yup, wins are dumb.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. When I drafted Judge, I pictured I’d get 16 homers from him. Dot dot dot. In April.

Edwin DiazMets said Diaz doesn’t need an IL stint for his trapezius. Mr. Read-Between-The-Lines says, “He sucks and they don’t know what to do with him.” Mr. Read-Between-The-Lines doesn’t mince words.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.46. I wanna go back to doing I Am Sam line readings like Sean Penn and fanning Dakota, instead I’m over here with Wheeler.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06. Give me Matz at home and lose Matz in away games in the trade war with Gina.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.78. Dallas Keuchel went into NY and it was an easy off-the-shoulder wrap for DKNY. (What, gotta work some blurbs for the ladies too.)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .265. Balls are juiced up the wazoo when this knee-gimped guy is hitting that many homers. Won’t hear different; I have WebMD; I know everything.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.47. Well, Snafu Boyd showed up again, allowing homers to Schoop and Cron. Can’t be successful like that Snafu.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.53. Happy to say I streamed Perez yesterday, because the Tigers’ lineup looks as ill-advised as the Christmas special, The Island of Misfit Sex Toys.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.14. Sign me up for all the Framber Valdez 2020 sleeper posts. Pour them into my eyeballs! Then, when he’s bumped to the bullpen in late-March of 2020, I will accept your apology, authors of Framber Valdez 2020 sleeper posts. Any hoo!  If he gets another start, Streamonator likes it.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .304. Altuve’s the only player with a negative launch angle on his home runs, because he’s standing on a stepladder.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Andrelton is so extra (terrestrial).

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.08, but was forced from the game with dehydration. Before the game, he ate three fruit roll-ups and they sucked all the water out of his stomach. Don’t eat fruit roll-ups without medical supervision. Streamonator is positive for his next start, which seems bizzonkers to me, but there ya go.

Brock Burke – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75, and now 1 ER in 12 major league IP. Burke is a top 10-ish prospect for the Rangers, which means he’s barely a #5 major league starter. He’s now thrown two straight solid games, and this is a fair time to point out that starters, who hitters aren’t familiar with, could be a place to get some sneaky streams in September. Is Burke actually good? No, not particularly.

Kolby Allard – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.64. Something positive from the Rangers that’s under the age of 34? That can’t be. Anchorman, “I don’t believe you.”

Rougned Odor – 0-for-4, hitting .195. Rangers said they’re giving Odor one more chance before benching him indefinitely. Visual Allusion Alert! A 5-year-old enrolls in a University of Phoenix class for woodworking. After taking six months for a one-month course, the now-6-year-old attempts to carve a round peg into a square peg, but cuts the block in half and it still doesn’t fit.

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Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Mondesi asked not to dive upon his return. Glad I grabbed Berti for steals.

Do you like Mondesi as an $11 keeper for next year or would you prefer a $6 Sano? Lastly, is $37 too much to keep Bregman for next year in a 12 team H2H 6×6?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Alex
2 years ago

yes, but he’s already still stealing in the minors.

Alps
Alps
2 years ago

Yea there close
Thanks

Alps
Alps
2 years ago

Grey
Edman or Segura for this season and next

M
M
2 years ago

What do you think of Tommy Edman if he’s a regular next year? Sleeper 2020?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Going back to a past podcast segment where you talked up RPs with elite K/9 that aren’t owned much since they don’t get saves – I’m looking for one now and came across the following available options:

-Matt Barnes, Andres Munoz, Rafael Montero (really?!?!), Colin Poche, Keone Kela, Michael Lorenzen, Hunter Harvey, and Justin Wilson

If the answer is to just roll the dice on anyone of these guys, that’s fine, but i was wondering if there was one you like above the rest. I’m looking to build my staff around a mix of SAGNOFers and one of the guys above, and then SPs of Flaherty, Lynn, Hendricks, Paxton, and Houser (rolling the dice on this dude)… Fiers is available for me to pick back up, so he’s my backup if any of my starters start sucking – my league hates guys like Fiers so that has helped me this year.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Barnes can go sideways in H2H – when he implodes, he really implodes

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

that’s better for h2h, it only hurts you that one week. if barnes continues to approach his neutral luck he’ll be a good get.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
2 years ago

Do I start Homer Bailey at KC tonight

My Starters and Pitchers

Domingo Germán
Madison Bumgarner
Eduardo Rodriguez
Aníbal Sánchez Was – SP
Sandy Alcantara Mia – SP
Homer Bailey Oak – SP
Adrian Houser Mil – SP,RP

I own 6 Great closers – Wow Six Closers
and
Joe Kelly LAD – RP
Zack Britton NYY – RP

VS the other team

Max Scherzer Was – SP
Justin Verlander Hou – SP
Jeff Samardzija SF – SP
Tanner Roark Oak – SP
Pablo López Mia – SP

He has 3 closers
He has 3 hold players

Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

Nostradamus is not much help here but I am sure you will be Grey

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

15 team roto dynasty. berti i’d not be keeping anyway (schwarber either)
C vaz
1B cron
2B hiura
SS baez
3B bregman
LF yordan
CF kingery (SS/3B/2B/LF)
RF judge
util (2) k.seager, desmond (1B/LF/CF)
schwarber (LF), berti (2B/3B/SS)
DL: stanton (LF/RF, still in 3rd with this injured lineup, earlier in year it was maxed out a few times), mcneil (2-3B/LF/RF).

drop schwarber or berti for mcneil?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

and have laureano in DL slot.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

First week of playoffs. Excited about Acuna and Albies at Coors! Ugh, never mind. Unknown pitchers f’ing me again

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

he whale’d em good. plus teheran somehow is doing this in COL.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
2 years ago

got a nasty problem (assuming i both want to compete now in playoffs (we do psycho early playoffs) and in future). 16 team dynasty with defensive stats (so otani is worth less, but he’s still a good enough hitter to slot into util slot (have the pitcher too here), even though that weakens me in defensive stuff)
C streamer (i have beef welington in there now, but he doesn’t play much, nor today)
1B bellinger (CF/RF)
2B altuve
SS treat urner
3B devers
LF jd mart
CF marte party (PIT, LF)
RF springer (CF)
util (1) otani
BN (we have 4 BN slots, max used on pitchers is 1): senzel (3B/CF), dozier (1B/3B/RF), tapia (LF/CF, being DL’d tonight)
DL rodgers
NA (10): india, r.lewis, brujan, larnach, k.robinson
SP (5 slots, 1 extra can be used from BN): ryu, morton, darvish, fried, heaney, puk (had to call puk up, even though OAK isn’t using him in what he should be doing, and he might not be at all ready yet anyway)
RP (7): leclerc, lugo, britton, hader, rogers, raisel, rivero (vazquez)
DL: pab lop (would love to use him today, but would have to drop another pitcher first, i went from so little SP depth i’d stream a RP and a SP per day to too few slots), otani, carrasco (blew up entire FAAB budget since some idiot dropped him)
NA: honeywell, sixto, mize, reyes

guessing i don’t have any clean drops here. all my bullpen guys are either actually really good or at least are very useful for future. darvish/heaney both doing too well to drop i’d think. i held darvish through his 1.5 or so years of pitch tipping and not locating, now he’s back.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

forgot, holds here too. basically every stat yahoo has. relief appearances, relief wins, etc. so no drop looks like. ok, i’m the guy who’s fine with having the best team long term even if occasionally that gives him 3rd-4th place. in fact i always end up by end of season with too many saves guy and not enough holds, since the best RP on their teams often by season’s end end up closers when they weren’t before (rogers, lugo, these i want holds from, not saves)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

right, this year or for sure next year value. did just drop pab lop for the today catcher barnhart.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Drafting Bauer and Marquez as my #1 and #2 hasn’t turned out to be as much fun as I thought it would.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

It’s good for Mallex; he was my cut when Mondesi returns. If this is correct, I’m doubtful Mondesi is worth owning for me.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

GOOD NEWS: Yahoo is reporting that Mondesi will be activated next Sunday.

BAD NEWS: Yahoo is reporting that KC does not want Mondesi to dive in the field or on the bases. Perhaps he won’t be too valuable during the playoff season; how can he be a base stealer with that constraint?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Of course there’s a pitchers’ duel at Coors today …

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

Would you consider Justin Upton a faller? Drop him for either Victor Robles, Ryan McMahon, Hanser Alberto or Austin Nova in a redraft points league? Second week of the playoffs so would you mind ranking them for the next 2 weeks? I could also drop Peralta unless you think he will be back within the next 2 weeks. Thanks in advance!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
2 years ago

What’s up Grey

I immediately jinxed Paddack and VV when I commented on Friday that I was relying on both of them to help me advance in the playoffs. Spoiler: I didn’t advance.

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha it’s all good! The game is the game. I still got a good squad primed for a playoff run in my other league

Lion O
Lion O
2 years ago

Folty or Houser for this week?

Lion O
Lion O
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Houser home vs. cardinals

Folty away vs. blue jays

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

Trying to gauge how far we’ve fallen on Bauer for this year. I have him for $19 ($22 in 2020 – $260) but am not keeping him unless he beats all of $8 Villar, $15 Voit, $29 Yordan.

This year I’m in a 0.5-point battle with one other guy for first place. Don’t need anything from my SPs besides WHIP (team WHIP is 1.18) and Ks.

Would you trade Bauer for a guy like Maeda? Or would that be an overreaction to Bauer’s latest blowup?

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

Thanks – yea agreed. How about Bauer for Caleb Smith ROS? Still hold Bauer there?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

If you still need Ks, you still need Bauer. Just hope he doesn’t get tied to WHIpping Post.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  The Great Knoche
2 years ago

I’m afraid you’re right… hopefully those 2 recent clunkers will give me a nice 2-3 game stretch of 10 K 1.00 WHIP games…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Marquez DL gives me a slot for another RP for Saves – which one? . Magil, Leclerc, Jimenez, or Lugo.

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
12 Team H2H Categories
Ws+QS

We are going with Houser over Plutko tomorrow yea?

Thanks!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ok good because in the time it took to write the question Houser was taken so Plutko it is lol Thanks

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Set NFBC 50 lineup just now. (5 minutes too late to remove Jon Gray I might add) Checkout this Hospital ward

Brian Anderson
Cano
Goodrum
Freese
Dahl
Laureano
Stanton

All thats left on bench:

Stewart – minors
Jankowski -minors
Peraza – Suck it.

I just inserted Brock Holt and Jordy Mercer into the starting rooster.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

This being a year
Of disappointments Marquez
Is prolly top 5

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

DL’ing him 30 min before rosters lock for the week is a total dick move by the Rox.

Saw zero reports over the weekend about his “arm fatigue”. My team has Marquez fatigue but I’m already in so deep. YOLO til death.

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

With Tapia on DL this week, would it be a good idea to start at Hampton this week over Brett Gardner? Those 7 games at Coors look juicy if Hampton plays everyday. Thanks for your help.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

Hampson

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Hi Grey. NL-only h2h playoff … Swanson coming off waivers tomorrow. Drop Cooper for him? One downside is Swanson has an off-day on Thursday and Cooper at home against Wood (Cin)

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Also Cooper been sitting lately

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Drop Cooper for Hampson (7 games at Coors) instead of Swanson (off Thursday)?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Who should I start tonight:

Kingery vs. Pit (Musgrove)
Edman @ MIl (Gio Gon)
Seager vs. NYY (Happ)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Last one Kyle Seager vs Happ or Bryan Reynolds @Phi (Vargas)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for playing coinflip batty calls in a shallow league. Have a nice day!

ghost ride the whip
ghost ride the whip
2 years ago

Grey,

Do you prefer Senzel’s 8 games, 4 @mia, @stl or Benintendi’s 5 games 2 @Coors [email protected]?
6×6 OPS league

Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 years ago

Hi Grey. Two-week playoff H2H match starts today. I did some fine-tuning based on projected starts over the last week.

I’m thinking of streaming SPs out of Luchessi’s spot as he is not slated to go until Friday, and then it’s at SF. Stroman is slated vs CHC tomorrow and SON says that is worth $9.90. I’d then plan to drop him for the next add. Sound like a decent stream to you? I don’t normally target the Cubs.

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Albright i need an All-Bright week haha… and i’m questioning some of my roster decisions now after the demoralizing loss yesterday, it shook me a bit… help me Obiwan
A) Javy has been killing me the last couple weeks and i can’t drop him to run for gold cus he’s 1 of my keepers, he’s got @NYM vsMIL this week… ride it out or grab Corey Seager @SD @ARI, or Berti vsCIN @WAS?
B) waiver claim Hoskins and/or add Franmil at the cost of dropping 1 or 2 of Bryan Reynolds, W.Calhoun, Soler, Saurez, Bell(been able to shelf him, and hes got those 4 games in COL this week)

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
2 years ago

Hey Grey, question. Keeper league, positions players only, pitchers are drafted. Can keep 11 from following 12:
G Sanchez, W Smith, Bellinger, Hiura, Jo-Ram, Machado, Lindor, Guerrero, Benintendi, Soto, Robles, Jimenez.
I’m thinking of dropping either Jo-Ram or Eloy.
I’d like to hang onto both Smith and Sanchez because my league is full of Yankee fans who will overpay in a trade next season.
Any thoughts appreciated.

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks bro.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

Drop Lucchesi or Joe Jiminez for Dakota? My other closers are Ian Kennedy, C Mart and Kimbrel.

Are you believing in Bryan Reynolds? Drop Lamet for him? He would be a bench bat but my starters have gone cold.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you drop Calhoun, Meadows or Hoskins for Bryan Reynolds? I am assuming the answer is no but damn I love the high BA.

J-Bird
J-Bird
2 years ago

Rendon’s bomb at Wrigley yesterday was Buckneresque — it short-hopped the wall of the apartment building across Waveland and bounced high into the air, giving all the ball-hawkers a fair shot at a souvenir.

carter franz
carter franz
2 years ago

A dildoe named Chuck complaining “Nobody wants a Charlie in the box!”

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

What was better than having Canha on one team yesterday? Having him on four teams.

Canha! I’ve got you all in check.

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

At that point in the roto season where unconventional lineup decisions need to be made based on category positioning. I am leading in Wins by 3 and K’s by 16 over the next team. Ratios don’t matter, I’m way ahead. I am chasing 3 teams for saves, am 4 behind.

My best starting 9 for pitchers might not be who I need to trot out there to get me those saves points! Where would you go;

Max (vBAL)
Bieber (@TB)
Castillo (@MIA, @STL)
DGerman (vOAK)
Marquez (vBOS, vPIT)
Pineda (@CHW, @DET)
Paddack (vLAD)
Montgomery (vOAK, vBAL)

Yates (7 games)
Leclerc (6 games)
Kennedy (7 games)
Jimenez (6 games)
Giles (5 games)

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh Great Grey,

I can only start one of these this week. Pease help.

Houser home v. Cards
Hendricks @ NYM

Smitty
2 years ago

Santander 5/5 with a jack! – but sitting him – (5 road games – 2 @ WASH vs Scherz/Corbin)
Gregorious got drilled in the back & faces 4 LHP this week, gonna pass.
Rhys (6 at home PITT/NYM) looks like he has a pulse – Mercado meh (6 on road DET/TB)
Categories aside, Hoskins or Mercado this week?
Thx Grey / DT

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

My 5×5 club is streaking and Hoss it is – gracias brother man

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

I got lineup questions for the week almighty Grey.

CI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, U

McMahon (7 in Coors)
Dozier (7 home, OAK & BAL)
Hoskins (6 home, PIT, NYM)
Conforto (3 home CHI, [email protected])
Franmil ([email protected], [email protected])
Springer (3 home TB, [email protected])
Pillar (6 home AZ, SD)
Didi (3 home OAK, [email protected])
McNeil (3 home CHI, [email protected])
Berti (4 home CIN, [email protected])

Also, need to drop 1 from the list above. Smart money says drop Berti, or does it?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

And who starts/sits? If I drop Pillar, I need to squeeze the remaining 9 guys into 7 spots.

stevie
stevie
2 years ago

Eloy or Kingery for weekly points league? Both have 6 games this week
CHW- 3 Min, [email protected], PHI- 3 Pit, 3 NYM

LT
LT
2 years ago

Who would you choose between Swanson and Daniel Murphy as MI? Thanks!

LT
LT
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you, Grey!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 years ago

What’s good Grey? Second round of the playoffs and scrambling for players with a slough of injuries over the past month (e.g., Sale, Encarnacion, Dahl, DominGOD, and Chirinos). Swanson is coming of the IL just in time for a road trip in Coors. Who is drop out of Newman and Kingery?

Also…playing UTIL roulette. Who’s the best option out of Reyes, Santander, and Demeritte?

Many thanks.

Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy
2 years ago

Longoria or Wong next 2 weeks?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wongo

Cyler8
Cyler8
2 years ago

Potential blockbuster in my 10 team keeper league. Its keep forever 6 X 6 with OPS and QS as extra categories:

My – Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Aaron Nola

FOR

His – Mike Trout, Wander Franco, Jose Ramirez

This seems like an easy no brainer on the Trout side yeah?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Cyler8
2 years ago

no brainer trout. get the fish man

Coolwhip
Reply to  Cyler8
2 years ago

unless you are getting 2 first rounders back the answer is always Trout. most consistent top tier talent month-to-month and year-to-year in perhaps all eternity.

ThePoonTycoon
ThePoonTycoon
2 years ago

which 2 start SP this week (weekly lineups, first round of the playoffs):

pineda @chw, @ det
samardzija v. ari, v. sd

or do i start both and bench bassitt @ kc (difference in outnumbering opponent’s starts 11-7 instead of 10-7, so either way i should have a strong advantage on counting stats).

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Would you pickup F. Reyes and drop M. Smith. I know their apples and oranges but Smith is the only person on my roster who I use for steals and he has a hard time getting on base.

Could use the power of Reyes which means I’m pretty much punting steals.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
2 years ago

I could also pickup Pillar.

Thanks

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

Thinking of dropping either Matt Boyd who has the Twins this week or Chase Anderson who is at the Cubs. Possible pickups would be Adam Plutko’s 2 start week vs Detroit and Tampa Bay (both road games) or S. Alcantara at home vs Cincinnati. Redraft points league and second week of the playoffs. Points for IP, Wins, Losses and the typical stuff. Thanks in advance!

erad
erad
2 years ago

I shudder to think about fantasy baseball ending soon, but the time can’t come soon enough so I never have to deal with Trevor Bauer ever again.

2018 was great – yeah he’s a raging douche, but when he’s putting up a sub 3 ERA and all those sexy K’s, well we can put the craziness aside. But now in 2019 – it’s like dating that really hot crazy girl – but all of a sudden the nookie dries up, and you’re just left with a stage 5 nutjob and realize it’s in your best interest to permanently cut off all ties.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  erad
2 years ago

wow this is perfect

Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Reply to  erad
2 years ago

Yeah, tell me about it. In my NL-only league, I “won” the Bauer sweepstakes by virtue of losing Puig to the AL. Crying ever since …

Coolwhip
Reply to  erad
2 years ago

preach.

Alps
Alps
2 years ago

Hey Grey
Would you drop Bauer for either
Wade Miley or
Robbie Ray
Bauer has been awfully inconsistent Just not his year.
Thanks

jose
jose
2 years ago

H2H points playoffs start today. looking to pick up guys for tomorrow as roster’s lock at game time today.

SON likes Smyly vs Pit (6.1), Turnbull vs CLE (5.0), Plutko @ Det (4.5), Leake @ SF (4.3).

Basically pick a name out of the hat, but would you go with an order other than what SON has?

Thanks!

jose
jose
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

The other option would be to forgo picking up any of those guys and grab Desclafani @ Mia (18.0) a day early to make sure to get that pick up as opposed to risking it a day later?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

I’d still take the 2 starts from Plutko

jose
jose
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

But I’m really only looking at the one day’s start for Plutko. I have 7 aqcuistions available for the week and will probably make use of one each day for a different starting pitcher.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

If you’re talking about just 1 start out of all of these options, it’s gotta be Desclafani. I’m def streaming him.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha. Well I fixed that!

jose
jose
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

Thanks Cram!

jose
jose
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

Other options available on 08/28 are Sandoval vs TEX (13.7) and Velasquez vs Pit (8.5)

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

Plutko for me.

Sean
Sean
2 years ago

Would stick with James McCann until Contreras comes back or use one of my 5 moves available this week to pick up Y. Molina?

ChrisL
ChrisL
2 years ago

Kevin Pillar or Dexter Fowler ROS with OBP instead of AVG
Is Solak worth the speculative add ROS?
Mark Melancon or Junior Guerra saves + holds ROS

THANK YOU!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Is Dustin May expected to go 5 innings today, or is he operating more like an opener?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’m hoping for ratio help then – i might as well roll with him and then my plan is to drop him for Pineda tomorrow. SON loves Pineda this week… though I’ve noticed SON has been a bit hit or miss lately

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Easy schedule ROS though.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

Not as much as Player Rater-7 IP ROS for Skaggs.
Sale for 12 IP.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
2 years ago

11 tm. keeper roto – I have two scenarios I’d like opinions on. Would you roll with Urshela, K Seager, VanMeter or Sano at 3B OR would you drop Urshela (I currently have him) and shift Y Gurriel to 3B and shrink my bench to two players and use that drop to pick up a pitcher? Pitchers available are D Hudson, Lamet, Houser or E. Hernandez. Third option would be if those pitchers aren’t moving the needle and those bats aren’t worth it, then I could pick up Kyle Tucker and stash.

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
2 years ago

Do you need a pitcher? If you do, drop Urshela and stream, as opposed to ROS. If you don’t, you’re over managing.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Pitching staff is Verlander, Ryu, Giolito, Roark, Samardzija, C Smith, Rey-Lo, Matz and Miley

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Okay, thanks for your input. Do you like Urshela, K Seager, VanMeter or Sano best?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
2 years ago

Grey it’s not too late to dust off that Jake Cave sleeper post! , or is it?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

he is doing great!
he’s sitting vs lefties i guess but, i’m buying what he’s selling

was wondering if you thought he was just schmotatoing or what

Matty
Matty
2 years ago

In a dynasty w OPS do you prefer Tildaddy or Bryant this year and into the future?
I’m thinking we’ve seen the best of Bryant.
How about Story vs. Tildaddy?
Thanks a bunch.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That’s what I’m thinking. I’ll hope that the other guy agrees with the (white lie) assertion that Story or Bryant is the best player in the league.
Giolito and Bryant for Tildaddy- still Tildaddy (Stilldaddy?) side?

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

need a batty call trying to hang on to 2nd and maybe slide into 1st…c.walker s.kingery, t.hernandez, avisail.g. o.mercado which one or two you taking?
I have a DTD rizzo and harpers on maternity leave…heres to hoping his wife gives the first ever “sprint off” birth, cause thats clown timing, bruh.
vargas @pit or roll with the bot?

thoughts and thanks

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
2 years ago

Amazing after I read Marco blurb I searched the page for German and got called out for it from the past! Well done

peacecoast
peacecoast
2 years ago

Man this RCL league has been a roller coaster for me. Mainly on the down though. Have really not been able to keep up with a lot of swapping in/out cuz of lazy and just when I think I’m gonna give up on the rest of the season, my gang of David Fletcher’s have a good couple of days and I am in sixth just a couple points from second (we are bunched a fair bit behind the leader who is way ahead).
Anyway I am watching Outlander on Netflix. I think I like it. And I actually dug the first season of Cobra Kai (ya wtf).

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

cobra kai is the karate kid 30 years later! same actors and shit. It on youtube tv wtfever that is. jailbreak an amazon firestick btw it’s great.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

dunno it shows up on my normal TV! amazon prime maybe

will look at manhattan

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of these guys. Who do you like?

Plutko – @ det, @ tb
Caleb – vs cin, @ was
Gibson – @ det
Lucchesi – @ sf

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Herschel
2 years ago

Gibson and Lucchesi

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
2 years ago

3 moves left on the year… trying to hold onto third place and need to stream wins and ks as they are very close with 4th place team. Any of these worth a move in your mind? Also with an eye to potential end of season schedule…obviously highly speculative. Not great options but leaning Cal or Pablo.

C. Quantrill (vLAD, @SF)… (vCOL, vCHC, @MIL, vARI, @ARI)
P. Lopez (vCIN, @WAS)… (vKC, vMIL, @ARI, vWAS, vWAS, @PHI)
K. Allard (vSEA) … (@NYY, vTB, vOAK, @OAK, vNYY)

M.Montgomery (vOAK, vBAL)… (@MIA, @[email protected], @MIN, vMIN)
B.Keller (vOAK, vBAL)… similar to monty’s
J. Sheffeild (vNYY)… (@CHC, @HOU, vCHW, @BAL, vOAK)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Molina Bros BBQ
2 years ago

I’d try Pablo

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

I’m in a weekly change league and I don’t have any pick ups left for the month. Please pick the lesser of three evils!

Cameron Maybin
Matt Duffy
Buxton (Possibly back Friday?)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Chris
2 years ago

Maybin

Handy Afterall
Handy Afterall
2 years ago

Goodly morning,

In a locked, weekly, h2h, would you start Eddie Rosario and hope he’s back Tuesday, or would you start Rhys Hoskins in his place?

Thanks,
Handy

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Handy Afterall
2 years ago

I’d try Rhys. He homered yesterday and he’s overdue for a hot streak.

Handy Afterall
Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Bless yez both!

Thanks,
Handy

dude
dude
2 years ago

Lugo, Melancon, Magrill – Who do you like best ROS? Within 5 saves of gaining 2 pts in my roto league and need to hope one of these guys can help me out. Yuck.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  dude
2 years ago

Melancon for me

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
2 years ago