Rangers have called up Josh Jung. Heads over to Amazon to order a megaphone; sits by door to wait three to five days for shipping; argues with Cougs about how we should get Prime; being told we do have Prime, it’s just I don’t have Prime; we argue more, and, finally, the megaphone arrives after five days. I rip apart the packaging, and push button, but I need batteries. I beg Cougs for our Prime password, so I can get batteries quicker, she acquiesces, and the next day, when the batteries arrive, I load them into the megaphone, press the button and scream, “LET’S F***ING GO!” The asterisks were megaphone feedback. So, Josh Jung finally gets the call, and he’s a immediate add in all leagues. He’s got 60-grade power, and shouldn’t struggle to hit for a decent average. Has no speed, and you never know what a guy is going to do in only a month of time, but I’m here for the Rangers’ Ponce De Leon’ing to get Jung again, and so should you. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cristian Javier – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.01. I really don’t think it’s great that a guy who needs to be shut down, due to innings, can now throw 5+ innings start after start a week later.

Oneil Cruz – 3-for-8, as he hits leadoff. Since Oneil Cruz went outside of the Pirates and hired his own hitting coach, what’s he hitting? .350? That seems pretty good. Let the haters continue to cite his season-long average.

Starling Marte – Dealing with a non-displaced fracture, and might not need an IL stint. Oh…*walks around the globe*…kay. If you say so, Mets doctors!

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL with “the Mets decided it was best to come in second in the division and have Scherzer well-rested for the playoffs.” Oh, and sorry to tell you, but they don’t mean your H2H playoffs. This is why I hate H2H leagues. You’re fighting for your life in your fantasy league just as teams start resting their guys for the real playoffs. They’re not resting in August for your H2H playoffs. What’s up with that?!

Eduardo Escobar – 6-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. He’s going to be in Friday’s Buy, that is now available on our Patreon with a note about how you’re better off with Escobar than a lot of prospects, but where’s the fun in that? Rhetorical!

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer. Naquin homered in the day game. Sounds more like Day-quin! High five the crap out of me! Right now! No? Okay.

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.24. Bassitt’s good, he had all his secondaries working, I roster him all over, yadda3. On a side note, Mr. Rogers is from Pittsburgh, and the Pirates fly the Jolly Roger. What’s with Pittsburgh and Rogerses? Shouldn’t the Pirates’ park be known as Rogers Centre?

Dylan Carlson – Hit the IL with a thumb sprain. It must’ve happened when he was sitting on the bench. Do they have video games in the dugout?

Alec Burleson – Called up by the Cardinals. If there’s any team that can find room for an outfielder to play even though they have four solid outfielders in front of him, it’s the Cards. They’ll prolly just turn Burleson into a middle infielder, because they can do whatever they like. Any hoo! In the top 75 prospects, Itch says, “Alec Burleson just hits and hits and hits and rarely strikes out. This tends to work. His 6.2 percent walk rate is just on the borderline of an approach that doesn’t tend to work. St. Louis has a rep for letting good outfielders walk, but the catch-22 of that issue is their player development group can’t stop drafting and developing too many major league outfielders to fit onto one major league roster. I’ll take that problem any day of the week. Better than the problem of Grey.” Okay, not sure what that means, but it’s likely not nice! I didn’t grab Burleson anywhere in a mixed league, because I just don’t see the playing time, but if it’s there, I’m all about him.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 35th homer. Au Shizz!

Jordan Montgomery – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.08. *bows* JoMo arrigato.

Luke Voit – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Have you seen his jersey? It’s always open like he’s Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Real cool stuff. Though, and not to be a hater my whole life, you shouldn’t be able to open your jersey button until you can reach 20 homers in less than five months.

Kyle Finnegan – 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.79. I had, like, 2 ER in 24 IP across all my pitchers until this shizzshow shizzed up the show. Kyle Finnegan, hey, let me ask you something? Are you the devil? By gosh that was a demoralizing Kazaam. I need to move on, before I cry.

Corbin Carroll – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Great, now you better rest him for five days. Ow! Eye roll headache.

Daulton Varsho – 2-for-4, and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .243. Psst, I got a secret for you, I like having good catchers. I don’t like paying for them, but rostering them? Who doesn’t like this?

Jake Cronenworth – 3-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Josh Hader – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.26, and his 31st save. Seems to be calming down from being the worst closer in history. That 6.26 ERA, though. That’s a long oof.

Aristides Aquino – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. Don’t let the GGOATOAT get hot because there’s no one else like him when he gets hot — once every 24 months he hits a few homers then disappears for two years. Like a fantasy baseball comet.

Jake Fraley – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in five games. Could be a light schmotato again. F’raley? Yes, Fraley!

Brandon Lowe – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. He was dealing with a triceps contusion, which looks to me like friceps confusion that was cut off by an overlapping piece of paper. Is it just me? Prolly, huh? I have no faith in Lowe, but if he’s on waivers, then that price is free and free is nice.

Jeffrey Springs – 3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.54. Eff off, Kevin Cash, with this three-inning garbage.

Alan Trejo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Trejo’s filling in for Igelsias, and prepping for a Grindhouse sequel.

Michael Toglia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I want to get excited for Toglia and Elehuris, but Bud Black has broken me. I’ve been Bud Broke!

Spencer Strider – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.69. I love this kid. I’ve started calling my mustache, The Strider. Big Love, as in I took on a second wife — a pile of hair clippings that I gathered into a rubber band to look like a mustache and I call it, Spencer. I wrote a letter to HBO asking them why they did a doc about Diana Spencer, but not Spencer Strider. I love him! How’sever, I hate all these innings they’re putting on him.

Vaughn Grissom – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .347. He keeps hitting that well and he’s gonna get himself a 12-year, $20 million contract. As for Albies returning and what does that mean for Grissom’s playing time? I don’t know exactly, but Ozuna, Grossman or Rosario go to the bench for Grissom, so he should keep playing.

Seth Brown – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, and 4th homer in the last three games. Try to find a hotter hot schmotato, I’ll wait (kidding, I’m not waiting).

Mike Trout – 2-for-4 and his 32nd homer, and 4 homers in four games. *checking to see how many days are left to see if Trout can catch Judge*

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-5 and his 33rd homer. Yeah, but didn’t pitch a 19-K CGSHO, so allow my lips to raspberry.

Patrick Sandoval – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.98. He was a preseason sleeper. Cust kayin’.

Eric Haase – 5-for-5 and his 10th homer. Wonder if I could interest Eric in going halfsies on a Copenhagen chocolate shop, Haase Nootbaar.

Spencer Torkelson – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. After this guy did a number two all over my teams this year, it will show real growth if I’m able to draft him again in 2023, but I’m a small, petty man, so doubtful.

Ryan Kreidler – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Kreidler, Kreidler, Kreidler, I made it out of clay! Wait, that’s wrong. Kreidler, Kreidler, Kreidler, can he play? Has speed and power, but no contact. If Kreidl’ gets as hot as Friedl, I might have interest, but he’s an AL-Only guy for now.

David Villar – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and three homers in the last three games. This is ridiculous. The Giants watered a news report of Jonathan Villar’s DFA’ing, gave it sunlight and three months later, they have David Villar. C’mon! So, Villar had 27 HRs in Triple-A, but looks like he might be a Quad-A player, which doesn’t mean he can’t have Maas Appeal.

Max Muncy – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and three homers in the last two games. Max is the Munciest!

Edmundo Sosa – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Waited until September to homer once, then homered again? But there’s no such thing as a hot schmotato. Okay, haters.

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.51. Not an easy matchup, and he was once again decent. Starting to believe him when he says he feels better. This season might’ve been a nice reset for him for 2023. As for his next matchup, Streamonator likes it, and I could see it.

Alek Manoah – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.42. Think he might be my favorite pitcher. Not as flashy as McClanahan or Cease, but Manoah feels indestructible. Woof, how’s that for a jinx?

Louie Varland – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, as he was called up. LV is so Gucci. Louie V., as my homeys call my luggage trunk, might only be up for a spot start, but it’s worth monocle’ing, because he looked great in Triple-A (1.69 ERA, 11.4 K/9, 1.3 BB/9). Could see him getting shut down soon, due to IP, but keep his name in mind for 2023.

Jose Miranda – 2-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He did this while his cousin, Lin-Manuel, was in attendance, playing left field as Hamilton, Billy.

Matt Carpenter – Remains in a walking boot. Pay your tickets, man!

Ronald Guzman – 0-for-5, 4 Ks, as he was called up with Rizzo to the IL-izzo, because it’s quarter-past headache-hurty. Guzman sucks exceptionally, and was batting cleanup for the Jankees in Game 1.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-5 and a slam (55) and legs (16). He’s hitting homers every day, and is still 18 behind Bonds. I lived through Bonds’s run. I played fantasy during it! And it still feels so unreal.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (7), hitting .239. Worked out with the homer, but it’s pretty comical that a team that is supposed to be as good as the Yanks has Gleyber hitting third. He has not been good for many months. Though, they have Ronald Guzman hitting cleanup, so I guess that’s an even bigger indictment.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 3-for-8, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and an Ernie Banks slam & legs, as he stole two bags (16, 17) in the afternoon, then homered (3) in the nightcap, and 2nd day in a row with a homer. Is Falafel hot? It’s either that or the chickpea.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27. He should have tattooed on his tongue, “Ach,” so when German is cheered, he can wag them the Ach-tongue. Yanks have had some bad recent history with tattoos, so prolly won’t do it. And that’s the only reason to not do it. Any hoo! Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.20. September baseball is so fun in the Bronx, when there’s a playoff atmosphere, and it doesn’t get more playoffs-like than the Yanks sweeping the Twins.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, as he got his 1,000th hit. Not this season, that would be a record, just edging someone prolly named Jimhouse “Noodle-Eyed” Thompson from 1883.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. I know we do a jokey-joke about ILoy and how he’s always hurt, but he has enough at-bats where he should have a lot more homers. He’s on like a 22-homer pace. That’s the new blech.

Michael Kopech – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.78, as he was activated from the IL. More like starting him is Sus-pech. Got him! And if you “got him” on your team, I’d consider alternatives.

Luis Robert – Out yesterday and he’s day-to-day. Luis Robert is more day-to-day than a mayfly with a life span of 24 hours.

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Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
2 months ago

ok, this was already odd, it’s getting creepy weird. so TEX spends up crazy on some guys (but not pitchers of course), NYY and their infinite budget meanwhile pick up these TEX castoffs (either trade dump offs or str up drops) to help push them to a championship
from either this year or last:

putting challenge
gallo (a bit earlier but star
crapenter
r.guzman
kiner

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

I’ll take the little uptick in OBP for my matchup this week, but why are you intentionally walking Jace Peterson?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

That’s why, obviously. Still seems odd. Hardly Barry Bonds.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Uh-oh, Freddy P.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

And now Gibson can’t even register a QS against these clowns. JFC.

Alps
Alps
2 months ago

Hey Grey
A)Is Donovan a keeper at $6 next year
IB) if so would you drop him for Nootbars assuming you wouldn’t keep Nootbars. I like Donovan”s versatility.
Thanks

smokie
smokie
2 months ago

fairbanks or raley SVHDs

p@tr1ck
2 months ago

Shocked to see Cortes pitching tonight. Are we rolling him out there against the Twins?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

New team name for next year:

Keibert’s Swollen Testicles!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

@MarkZuckerman
No easy way to put this: Keibert Ruiz was sent to the hospital with swollen testicles after getting hit with a foul ball. Nationals are waiting for him to return before they all leave for Philly.
4:43 PM · Sep 8, 2022

https://twitter.com/MarkZuckerman/status/1567992001207111681

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 months ago

Hi Grey! Are you streaming Kyle Gibson tonight against the Marlins?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
2 months ago

Good afternoon Grey. I’m trying to catch up in sb’s and average. Hrs would be a bonus. With Marte’s broken finger I’m thinking of dropping him for either Hoerner or Segura. Do you think his finger will cause him to miss ample time either via the dl or just giving him days off to recover. Thanks

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

ROS: Escobar or France?

Drew
Drew
2 months ago

Who do you like for a UTL bat (OPS scoring): E.Escobar, Menses, Freidl, Burleson?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Would you drop Nick Martinez for any of: Cody Morris, Jimmy Herget, Jose LeClerc, Matt Manning, Jose Quintana?

birrrdy
birrrdy
2 months ago

Burleson or Hiura rest of season? Do either have keeper value in a 5×5 10 team NL-only?

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
2 months ago

What’s up Grey

Fighting for my life in H2H playoffs. Behind the 8 ball in pitching cats after espn didn’t mark Chris Bassit as a starter yesterday and I left him on the bench. Reminding myself to leave ESPN for our league next year.

Need 2 streamers for tomorrow out of the following:

Brayan Bello (@BAL)
Smyly (SF)
Dunning (TOR)
Kaprielian (CHW)
Jason Alexander (CIN)

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

I don’t love any of my options either. Unfortunately at this point I need to just throw darts chasing the Ks, QS, and Ws categories.

Currently winning ERA with my 1.91 to his 6.54 so I can survive a blowup in the worst case scenario.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 months ago

Alec Burleson is batting 7th and playing right field today while the Nootbaar sits the bench. The Noot is dead. The run is over. Time to move on!!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

So, my Infield is pretty full with

Goldschmidt, Witt, Bell, Miranda, India, Gunnar, Jung, Mateo. Bell and Mateo provide some positional flexibiltiy.

1) Can you rank them (I did my best above)? – I will need to sit one or two next week.

2) Wander is available. Pick him up for any of them?

Thank you, sir.

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

So Gunnar, Bell and Jung start over Wander?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Marte suffered a partial non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger. Non medical diagnosis = a busted finger on his throwing hand. No IL? This looks like permanent dtd situation for a couple of weeks. How is he supposed to throw? How can he bat? Lets break this down…

A baseball is hard. It is moving at a high rate of speed. A bat (piece of wood) is held in one’s hand. When said piece of wood strikes ball, it generates force and causes vibration upon impact. Did I miss anything? How the F is he going to play and be effective?

What do we do with Marte?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Good call out. Lindor apparently fractured the tip of his finger. So I guess location of the injury is key

Mikeal
Mikeal
2 months ago

who would you tap as “this years McClanahan”

Last year in my keeper league, someone dropped him in mid September and he was picked up and kept for $8. He’s obviously been worth way more than that. Who is the pitcher I should be looking to acquire who was a waiver wire sort of guy this year but could make a huge jump next year into elite territory

Luke Appling
Luke Appling
Reply to  Mikeal
2 months ago

Joe Ryan? I’m having a hard time buying what I’m selling, but it could happen.

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Please pick one
Quintana at Pirates
Taillon home vs Tampa
Urquidy home vs Angels

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

I wonder if the Marlins would have just shut T Rogers down for the season last year after he got hurt, instead of bringing him back for no reason, we would of had this Rogers for all 2022. I think I remember you writing about bringing him back last year…

Seiyanara Bich
Seiyanara Bich
2 months ago

Should we still be holding onto Luis Robert in H2H league playoffs? I’ve jumped out to a big lead this week with championship next week, but feel like even if Luis Robert plays he’s not really healthy.

RICE
RICE
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Next week is the start of my playoffs so I’m over here over-analyzing over one starting spot… but we are where we are. I had Gunner in my lineup, but only 5 games? Who is your choice to start next week (1 player)?

Gunner – 5 Games (2 @ WAS / 3 @ TOR)
Escobar – 7 Games (3 vs. CHC / 4 vs. PIT)
McNeil – 7 Games (3 vs. CHC / 4 vs. PIT)
Walker – 7 Games (3 vs. LAD / 4 vs. SD)
Naylor – 8 Games (3 VS. LAA / 1 vs. CWS / 3 vs. MIN)
Taveras – 7 Games (2 @ MIA / 2 vs. OAK / 3 @ TB)
J. Siri – 8 Games (5 @ TOR / 3 vs. TEX)
Jung – 7 Games (2 @ MIA / 2 vs. OAK / 3 @ TB)
C. Carroll – 7 Games (3 vs. LAD / 4 vs. SD)

Sorry for the long list – Thanks for the advise!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I had the same thought. I don’t want to give time to anyone to pick up my dropped player before next week anyway. We’ll discuss again this weekend. Thanks man!

NUX
NUX
2 months ago

Did someone do this already? Maybe you did and I just missed it… but TJ Friedl gonna just hit your January Grey projections, in less ABs! Almost as impressed by you as I am by him over the last few weeks.

https://razzball.com/top-100-outfielders-for-2022-fantasy-baseball/

146. TJ Friedl – Could Friedl become the next in the long line of out-of-nowhere Reds’ outfielders to make a “one season and one season only” fantasy impact? Well, it’s either him or Trey Hamburgery. (I’m not even sure if I made up this name.) 2022 Projections: 33/8/37/.271/5 in 282 ABs

alanladd2112@gmail.com
2 months ago

Morning Grey,

12 Team Custom CBS Weekly H2H Points League

During the playoffs, our league only allows waiver pickups if the guy is on the IL.
I have both Nestor Cortez and Jorge Soler on the IL.

Would you drop either of these guys?

Nestor for Zach Wheeler, Jon Gray, or Hunter Brown?

Soler for Josh Jung, Spencer Steer, Stone Garrett, or Nick Gordon?

Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Happy World Ampersand Day!

& I just have a quick Batty-call question. who you like better today:

TJ Friedl @ CHC
Jake Fraley @ CHC
Dredd Pirate v. SF (double-headed)

Thank you Kindly & I hope you have a wonderful day filled with many ampersands!

Will
Will
2 months ago

Jordan Montgomery since the trade to the Cardinals: 7 starts, 5 wins, 1.45 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 38 Ks in 43.1 innings pitched. Good thing the Yankees don’t need any starting pitching like that and hey, they got a light hitting outfielder who has been in a walking boot all this time in return. One of the worst trades I’ve ever seen. Cardinals fans must be thrilled.

jmccullough
jmccullough
2 months ago

Morning Grey!

RCL League…
1) Stream Gibson vs MIA today?
2) Start Sonny @ NYY today?
2) Ed-Rod now droppable for streamers (next start would be on bench anyway vs HOU)?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

H2H must-win game 2 in a best of 3 series. I need 4 starters for this weekend. Which 2 do you sit?

Giolito @ OAK
Montas vs. TB
Ray vs. ATL
Rodon @ CHC
Mikolas @ PIT
Quantrill @ MIN

SON says the top 4, but I have trouble trusting Giolito and Montas. Thank you!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Are you using Sonny Gray today at nyy in a roto league? The Yankees haven’t hit but Gray left his last start with a hamstring issue. They pushed him back a couple of days. Not sure if he is ready. Thanks

Last edited 2 months ago by toolshed
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. We are on the same page. While NYY has struggled, that start could get ugly fast if he has diminished stuff/velocity or can’t find the plate in that park.

Last edited 2 months ago by toolshed
Erik
Erik
2 months ago

Have been picking up bats to keep em away from the league but feel like I need to drop one to stream for the playoffs (have 3 bench bats right now). Would you lose any of Cruz, Carroll, Suzuki, or your boy Rowdy?

Cheers!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Just curious as to your reasoning for you choice of Corbin, not saying you’re wrong at all but just wondering what factors

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Damn I hadn’t heard they were for sure going to platoon him, well that makes the decision easier

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

In a 3 keeper league with Ohtani and Tucker lock in, who would be the 3rd keeper:

O’neil Cruz or Teoscar Hernandez?

thanks!

Jason
Jason
2 months ago

Jung over Henderson?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
2 months ago

Currently in week 1 of my semifinal matchup, have 3 moves left for the remainder of the playoffs. 16 teams, 6×6 H2H (QS, K/9, OPS).

I have only two bats going today (Adames and Nico Hoerner). Also less than full lineup next Monday (9/12) & Thursday (9/15) . My question is would you consider dropping J. Heim (been garbage for awhile now) and ride w/out a catcher to grab for an extra bat? Guys who I am looking who are playing today, 9/12, & 9/15 are:

Kyle Farmer (9/8@ CHC A. Sampson , 9/12 vs. PIT Byrce Wilson, 9/15 @ STL Mikolas)
Jake Fraley (9/[email protected] CHC A. Sampson , 9/12 vs. PIT Byrce Wilson, 9/15 @ STL Mikolas)
TJ Friedl (9/[email protected] CHC A. Sampson , 9/12 vs. PIT Byrce Wilson, 9/15 @ STL Mikolas)
Aquino (9/[email protected] CHC A. Sampson , 9/12 vs. PIT Byrce Wilson, 9/15 @ STL Mikolas)
David Villar (9/8 doubleheader @MIL GM1 Burnes, GM2 Peralta, 9/12 vs ATL Kyle Wright, 9/15 no game)

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks sir!

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

So, yes, I’m a bit prospect heavy but as a fellow Josh, I also had to pick up J.Jung

I’ll be dropping Smyly tomorrow morning (which will allow me to use him in his start tomorrow with SFG). I’m thinking of then picking up E. Escobar but there’s also a couple other interesting names on the wire.

WIRE

BAT – J. Profar, T. Pham,J. Miranda, J. Segura. J. Meneses. E. Escobar, B. Donovan, AJ Pollock, K. Farmer, E. Andrus, I.K-Falefa, AJ. Pollock

PIT – [rough expected starts]
M. Kopech [COL, @DET, DET, @MIN]
W. Miley [SFG, COL, @PIT, PHI, @CIN]
E. Rodriguez [HOU, CHW, @CHW, KCR, @SEA],
J. Gray [MIA, MIA, PHI, @NYM],
J. Suarez [@CLE, SEA, @MIN, TEX],
R. Contreras [@CIN, CHC, CIN, STL]
J. Odorizzi [@SEA, PHI, WSN, @WSN, NYM],
D. Bundy [@CLE, @KCR, CHW, @CHW],

RP – J. Schreiber, A. Diaz, R. Montero, J. Adam, A. Ottavino, J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, M. Melancon, D. Robertson

My Team:
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – M. Betts
3B – T. Casas
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – J. India
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – G. Henderson
BN – J. Jung
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera
P – J. Urquidy
BN – C. Javier
BN – M. Wacha
BN – D. Smyly
BN – G. Kirby
IL – L. Severino *IL60

thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

well for this week, I could go Schreiber and try to win saves but Suarez won’t pitch again for this week, so that would be more a prepare for next week (I guess I should focus on try to win this week). So to help pitching stats this week it would be Schreiber for possible saves (2 games @ BAL) OR pick up W. Miley for his SFG start on Sunday

3mango
3mango
2 months ago

Mornin Grey!
Well, I channeled my inner Rod Stewart and went Forever Jung. I dropped Biggio this am for him. Bad move?

Also, I need a reality check (2nd opinion) and to see if I have dead weight. Sorry for the long post, but I am in 1st and need to keep chugging the next few weeks. 10tM roto, no keepers, 8 cats( R,HR,TB,RBI,BB,SB,AVE,OPS).
C Perez
1B Guerrero Jr
2B Grissom
3B Jung
SS Lindor
2B/SS Torres
1B/3B Goldie
OF Alvarez, Reyes, Corbin, McCarthy, Sheets
UTIL Adames
BCH Luis Robert (DTD-yeah right. maybe he can hold the bat in his teeth cause his hands are done)
BCH Marte (DTD) Ugh! Just IL him so I can free a spot!
BCH Gunnar
Thoughts?
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
2 months ago

Also, I was thinking dropping Sheets for Seth Brown?

Martin
Martin
2 months ago

Are Yordan and Devers droppable in a 16team h2h playoff? First round and I can’t see them providing any help right now.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thoughts on Yordan in a 5×5 roto league the rest of the way? Crazy to drop him ?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

wander may return tomorrow. Activate or cut?

1) Amad Rosario or Franco (I assume Wander)
2) Josh Rojas or Franco (I assume Wander)
3) Alec Bohm or Franco (I assume keep Bohm and cut Wander)

BTW, did you ever realize that typically one gets multiple guys from IL on same day? Tomorrow may also be Vinnie day?

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
2 months ago

How would you rank Vinnie P, Triston Casas & Josh Jung?

Only have 1 roster spot available

Razz_Luvr
Razz_Luvr
2 months ago

Hey man, thoughts on Soroko in redrafts? Worth hanging onto or just use the spot for streaming?

ello6899
ello6899
2 months ago

What are we doing with springs? droppable? is he going to go 3-4 innings from now on? ugh!!

smokie
smokie
2 months ago

drop noot for ozuna? thanks grey

smokie
smokie
Reply to  smokie
2 months ago

or estrada

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
2 months ago

Forever Jung
I want to be forever Jung
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever Jung

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Old School Brother
2 months ago

Nice!

fausto
fausto
2 months ago

Wow that NYY/STL Bader/Montgomery swap looks more awful by the day…and I live in saint louis, and i hate most things the cardinals do and i hate even more that it usually works out for them somehow…its a complicated relationship.

Scherzer to IL…D.Peterson has to start now vs MIA this weekend right? I just used my last move of my h2h playoff for him…if he doesnt start I’m fooked if he doesnt gets 6ks and a W I’m probably also fooked. Teoscar’s baby mama leave isnt making it easier.

David Peterson 2023 NOTES:

**last 10 starts 2.68 ERA 73k 53.2ip.

**Highest Slider Whiff%(min 200 sliders swung at 2022)
E.Diaz 53.9%
Strider 53.2%
Munoz 51.3%
Scherzer 47.8%
D.Perterson 47.3%

**most k’s via slider by LHP in 2022
R.Ray-89
J.Steele-75
C.Rodon-74
D.Peterson-67

I might be all in next yr

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  fausto
2 months ago

The trade looks bad but before we annoint Montgomery as an ace, we should look at the schedule he’s had.

NYY
MIL (3 games under. 500 in Aug)
COL (on the road)
ATL (5 ER)
CHC 2x
WSN

He’s doing well but has only faced one tough lineup and didn’t do very well. The Yankees couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn when he faced them. I don’t want to discredit anything he has done, but he and STL are feasting on a weak schedule. Good teams do that.

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

Marlins TT under hit again yesterday, despite the Phillies bullpen doing whatever they can for them to hit the over.

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

Juan soto moved to dtd after being hit by a pitch in the upper back, tbh im a tad relieved, hopefully he comes back well rested and gets in a groove.

Anyway I have a few waiver wire questions
1. With Luis Robert and now Juan soto also hurt are any of these hitters worth picking up?

(I Just added Josh Jung immediately upon hearing his callup had happened, if anyone on here better than him i could drop 2 guys, if not just list a couple and id pick one out of them)

Available hitters: Cody Bellinger, Jesse Winker, Kebryan Hayes, Chris Taylor, Whit Merrifield, Javier Baez, seth brown, Spencer Torkelson, Gavin Lux, Lewis Brinson, T.J Friedl, CJ Abrams, jo Adell, Oscar Gonzales, Jose Siri, Tyrone Taylor, Sam Haggerty, Oswaldo Cabrera, Stone Garrett, Garrett Mitchell, esteury Ruiz, Elehuris Montero, Riley Greene, Lars Nootbar, Eddie Rosario, Avisail Garcia, Cavan Biggio, Luke Voit, Luis Rengifo, Nolan Gorman, Ramon Lauriano, Jake Fraley, Robbie Grossman, Kyle Farmer, Harrison Bader (hurt currently but when he’s off the IL he’s intriguing to me)

2. I’m gonna list my starters and relievers, let me know if there are any moves you would make

My starters:
Jose Berrios, Dustin May, Framber Valdez, Cristian Javier, Andrew Heaney, Jake Flaherty, Lance Lynn, Michael Kopech

My relievers:
Emmanuel Clase, Ryan Helsley

Available pitchers:
Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Camilo Doval, Edward Cabrera, Ross Stripling, Alex Cobb, Reid Detmers, Rafael Montero, Nick Martinez, John Schreiber, Roansy Contreras, Jimmy Herget, David bednar (whos still hurt but might be back sometime in the foreseeable future)

3. Thanks for your help throught this season and the last 2 (I think it has been) you’ve helped my team quite a bit and I won’t one of the two previous seasons and am currently in 1st by a wide margin and in the playoffs, you deserve a bit of credit for all those reccomendations and daily write ups, gave me a few key tips that no one else seems to catch. Very much appreciated! I look forward to reading your future writing as well

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Aquino+IKF=bliss

b. Super busy prepping for our trip (our son and me) to Toronto. Forgot the film festival takes place from today to the end of our 6-day trip on the 18th. Price of accommodation doubled since I started searching 3 weeks ago.

c. George Carlin quote of the day for September 8, 2022

Irony deals with opposites; it has nothing to do with coincidence. If two baseball players from the same hometown, on different teams, receive the same uniform number, it is not ironic. It is a coincidence. If Barry Bonds attains lifetime statistics identical to his father’s, it will not be ironic. It will be a coincidence. Irony is “a state of affairs that is the reverse of what was to be expected; a result opposite to and in mockery of the appropriate result.” For instance: a diabetic, on his way to buy insulin, is killed by a runaway truck. He is the victim of an accident. If the truck was delivering sugar, he is the victim of an oddly poetic coincidence. But if the truck was delivering insulin, ah! Then he is the victim of an irony. If a Kurd, after surviving bloody battle with Saddam Hussein’s army and a long, difficult escape through the mountains, is crushed and killed by a parachute drop of humanitarian aid, that, my friend, is irony writ large. Darryl Stingley, the pro football player, was paralyzed after a brutal hit by Jack Tatum. Now Darryl Stingley’s son plays football, and if the son should become paralyzed while playing, it will not be ironic. It will be coincidental. If Darryl Stingley’s son paralyzes someone else, that will be closer to ironic. If he paralyzes Jack Tatum’s son, that will be precisely ironic.’

From his book, Brain Droppings (1997)
Cheers,
Ante

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Amazing that Strider is up to 47 on the Player Rater and Top 20 for SPs:

ADP (Final week – 16 drafts)
96.69 Justin Verlander
94.69 Shane McClanahan
247.46 Tony Gonsolin (13 drafts)
79.69 Dylan Cease
40.19 Julio Urias
86.25 Alek Manoah
50.63 Sandy Alcantara
166.19 Zac Gallen
12.38 Gerrit Cole
108.69 Carlos Rodon
70.69 Max Fried
4.25 Shohei Ohtani
ND Spencer Strider
135.44 Framber Valdez
ND Kyle Wright
27.63 Max Scherzer
14.31 Corbin Burnes
99.56 Yu Darvish
41.75 Aaron Nola
ND Tyler Anderson

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

I have 1 team with a great ERA. Strider, Bassitt, and Holmes lowered it from 3.09 to 3.07. Then Finnegan took it back up to 3.10. But the Cards won, so all is well.

Roll Tribe
Roll Tribe
2 months ago

Not Manoah! You meant his Mom, right?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Yordan Alvarez aka Captain Woo Cubano has turned into Captain Poo. He has 1 HR over last 29 games or 121 PA’s. 5 xbh’s over the same time frame. I’m sad.

The Rangers actually intentionally walked Alvarez with 2 outs to load the bases (put the winning run on 3rd base) and decided to pitch to Bregman in extra innings. The game ended on a wild pitch. Brilliant. I guess TEX did not know that Alvarez has been struggling.

Last edited 2 months ago by toolshed
Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

The only thing the Rangers know how to do is lose