This is what they call in the biz a GAP — a General Appreciation Post. It has not been a general appreciation type year, but Juan Soto (1-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (12) and double legs (4, 5), hitting .345) aka Sexy Dr. Pepper makes me wake up at quarter to 6 every morning, jump out of bed like Dicky Fox and scream, “I love Juan Soto!” Then Cougs rolls over and mutters, “865,” which is the number of times she’s said to stop screaming that first thing in the morning. Listen, it’s been a trying year, and I appreciate all of you sticking with us through what was the craziest year on memory, and I’m not gonna get choked up, because I’m way more appreciative of Juan Soto. HE’S BETTER THAN TROUT. Sorry, but Mr. Al Caps is right. Sexy Dr. Pepper is 12 years old and he’s doing things not seen since 2002 when a headless ghost Ted Williams was teaching a bone-sober and dead Babe Ruth why he was striking out so much. It’s an absolute joy to watch. I think I like Treat Urner (3-for-6, 1 run and his 11th and 12th steals) partially because he plays with Juan Soto. In 2021, I’m not sure yet if I’m going to have Juan Soto in the top two, three, four or five, but this is only the beginning of that discussion which will go until 2030, when we’re all finally stepping out of quarantine like a bunch of vampires. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Spencer Howard – Felt good after throwing a bullpen session. Same.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Sonavabench! If you’re gonna do something in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, there should be a rule you have to play in the 1st game. Not sure how to enforce. I’m workshopping it!

Brandon Workman – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.95. Yesterday, the Phils and Nats both had a bullpen game. It was like when two wrestlers would collide, and the ref would raise both their arms to see who was still awake.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06 vs. Austin Voth – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.25. This matchup was billed as, “Austin/Aaron Nola, but they’re not related!” The ol’ switcheroo. Both pitchers threw complete games, as the league gets back to its early 1900s, dead ball era roots with all pitchers throwing complete games in roughly two hours. They only needed to take out two innings from the game.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.73 as he was activated from the IL. Shine might be a little bit off my boy, Sonny, but I’m going to be all-in on him again next year. Self-love, Susan Powter approves.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .230. The Greek God of Hard Contact barely hitting Todd Coffey’s weight like he’s swinging an extra wet disco fry. You ain’t gonna get your beautiful Greek mother’s mustachioed kisses like that.

Devin Williams – 2 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.36. I have nothing to add, except it would’ve been nice to have Devin Williams in at least one league.

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.00. B.A. Brokeass would’ve made a nice streamer, and the Streamonator thinks I’m crazy, but I’d start him for his last start too. Times are tough, yo!

Jacob Stallings – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .252. On the backend of the site, I’m currently doing a recap of all the positions, and I saw what Stallings had done this year, and I can’t believe Rudy talked me into drafting this schmohawk.

Steven Brault – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Yo, who you think you are, my world-famous sleeper in 2018, Trevor Williams?

Jose Quintana – 2 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.63, as he was activated from the IL. He missed four weeks, due to a cut on his thumb, and two weeks, due to lat inflammation. If only he had a third injury.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. *through gritted teeth* HR to the Izzo.

Ketel Marte – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He only needs to hit twelve homers, steal seven bags and get a .320 average in 150 at-bats to salvage this season. Here’s rooting for the Diamondbacks to play a few 25-inning games, where he gets multiple homers, and somehow doesn’t untie the game!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 9.28. 2021 Sleeper!

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .273. Am I misremembering it, but didn’t Vazquez hit ten homers in the 1st two weeks of the season? Did they dock him four homers to end up back at six?

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .152. Watch out, Coolwhip, Mitch Garver is coming in hot this final week!

Max Kepler – 3-for-5 and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, as he hit sixth, and Byron Buxton (1-for-5 and his 13th homer) hit leadoff. That Twins’ lineup is stacked, but in search of cohesion, right? Kepler never made sense at leadoff, and neither does Buxton. They need Polanco or Arraez to hit better and from leadoff. Any hoo! No more free advice for the Twins that is impossible to incorporate.

Austin Gomber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80. To answer every person I saw ask about Gomber: Ryan Helsley, that’s who followed him. You were prolly asking because Gomber you thought would only go one or two innings. Since the Cards still have like 20 games left, I’d stream Gomber for his next start. Gomber up, comb-boy! (Did it sound like I had no teeth? Perfect!)

Bryse Wilson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26. On the last day of the season, the Braves won’t be forcing the issue, so Bryse Wilson could get a 9 IP, 0 ER gem, or he could get a 6 IP, 9 ER game where he takes one for the team. High risk, high reward like this Bitcoin I own. Hey, anyone want to buy this crap from me?

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer, hitting .327. OZUNA finds hitting easy. OZUNA shows it’s right between hitchhike and hizzoner in the dictionary.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .347. Also, in this game, Ozzie Albies (3-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 6th homer; Dansby Swanson (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 8th homer, and Adam Duvall (1-for-4, 1 run) didn’t hit a home run so I think I made up this game in my head. Is one of youse filming an Inception sequel without telling me?

Willy Adames – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (8) and legs (2) and his third homer in the last five games. Hot schmotato alert!

Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.24 vs. Seth Lugo – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.82. This was a matchup of one guy drafted in the top three rounds and another guy that was undrafted, and pitching is very predictable, don’t cha think?

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .320. Wanna get bonecrushingly depressed? Of course you do! Cano was more valuable this year than Muncy, Villar, Albies, Ketel Marte, and none of those guys are even close. It was a good year to punt 2nd base.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Albombso! (Just get to 15 homers on the year. Please. I don’t even care about the .209 average.)

Triston McKenzie – Moved to the bullpen, as the Indians prepare their team for a postseason run. As I’ve said numerous times and if you’re into ‘gambling,’ pitchers are going to be the difference in the playoffs. Would like the Indians more if they had Clevinger, but all you need is three quality starters, and they have them. Compared to the Yankees, who get all the pub, and are out there trying to make J.A. happen.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .289. Also, in this game, Jose Abreu (1-for-4, hitting .332), hit his 19th homer. Two heavyweights doing battle to see if Jo-Jo Ram or El Grande Dolor can end the year as the #1 hitter on the Player Rater. (And maybe AL MVP).

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.68. There’s no way he pitches again, right? I haven’t heard anything, legit asking. Maybe one or two innings to tune him up on Sunday, let him give up five runs, then go into the postseason with a shattered ego? Not sure, tee bee aitch. Streamonator has him going on Sunday, for what it’s Wuertz.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.57. He gets the Rangers next and Streamonator loves it. Does he go or even go for more than a couple of innings? Guys and five girls, I just got a handle on how to set my microwave clock after five years.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (2), hitting .310. Five homers and two steals and he’s played in 42 of a possible 55 games, roughly 75% of games. 75% of a 162-game season and those numbers come out to 15 homers and 6 steals. “Say ‘those numbers prorate out to,’ you bastard.” Easy, Mr. Prorater, easy.

Kyle Tucker – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal. Am I the only one thinking that the only player who isn’t missing knowing what pitch is coming is also the only hitter who wasn’t with the team in any significant way before?

Dylan Moore – Hit the IL with a concussion. That’s too bad, he had a great season, but it’s over now, but it wasn’t really a season. He had a good five weeks, I guess.

Frankie Montas – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.32. The A’s just won the division. In related news, the AL West is not good.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .274. Also, in this game, Max Muncy (1-for-3, hitting .191) hit his 11th homer, and Chris Taylor (1-for-4, hitting .281) hit his 8th homer. I briefly mentioned this in the Cano blurb, but these three guys on the Player Rater this year? Pollock and Taylor are nearly top 50 overall; Muncy barely 200th. Totes normal year.

Corey Seager – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .321. Why does it feel like this entire 60-game season by Seager might be a giant con to get us to draft him next year?

Drew Smyly – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Just when I thought the sting of Cueto’s gut punch on Monday had subsided, Smyly does this to remind me all over again.

Alex Dickerson – 1-for-1 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. Last night’s homer was a pinch-hit jobber, which isn’t ideal, but Dickerson’s obviously swinging a hot bat. Hey now!

Austin Slater – 2-for-2, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (8), hitting .324. Austin Slater was one of the top hitters in August until he was injured, i.e., I see Slater, screech back, more is there.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.84. That’s it for him this regular season, right? The Yankees wouldn’t dare throw him again, would they? They’re gonna need him to throw 9 IP every other day all of October, so I have to think that’s the bow tie on Cole’s season.

Gio Urshela – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .308. Also, in this game, Aaron Hicks (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) stole his 3rd bag; Aaron Judge went 3-for-5, 2 runs, and Cavan Biggio (same game) went 1-for-3 with his 7th homer, and just stream every hitter in Coors East aka Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium.

Alejandro Kirk – 1-for-3 as he started again over Jansen. Kirk could be forcing himself into a larger role, like he forces himself into larger pants.

Robbie Ray – Will start on Wednesday, and Chase Anderson is likely headed to the bullpen, as the Jays prepare their rotation for the playoffs. Well, I should say I think they’re in the playoffs, but if I say that about all 30 teams, I’m only going to be wrong, like, four times.

Mike Clevinger – Will start on Wednesday. Hey, that’s today! Dubya tee eff, stop sneaking up on me!

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.99 vs. Zach Davies – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.85. This matchup might’ve been the last start for both guys, and let me just tip my cap. They both did better than I expected, and, really, that’s what matters.

Mike Mayers – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save in as many games, ERA at 1.57. Not counting all the prep time they had before, how does it take a major league team two months of a season to realize they had the wrong guy closing until the last week of the season? You could spin a bottle on the back of a greased seal with more accuracy.

Max Stassi – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. Imagine how many homers Stassi would have if the Commies weren’t spying on him.

Andrelton Simmons – Opted out of the season with five games to go. According to reports, he just didn’t return text messages from the club. They can’t be mad; it was just an Angel ghosting them.

 
  1. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I have been reading you all season, but decided I wouldn’t comment until you made a mistake. Wrong Biggio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, you don’t know how many times this year I wrote Craig, and when I read it back later, I fixed it to Cavan…I blame the whole family for having too similar names without them being straight juniors

      It’s so good to see you, Vin! I hope you’re well!

      • VinWins

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        Thanks, doing fine. Had to move again (3rd time in 14 months) and was about to have the internet hooked up when the season was postponed, so I waited. Then I didn’t order it soon enough and missed the start of the season, so another lost year of fantasy for me.

        • Grey

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          Okay, well, that sounds like you have no excuse for not playing next year!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      VIn!!!! Hope you get some more time on your plate to do some RCLs next year.

      • VinWins

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        Could happen. Keeping isolated, seldom leave the house. Don’t know when (or if) volunteers will be allowed back in care homes, so I may be free all the time.

        • Grey

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          Be safe! Sending good vibes your way!

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Beauty, eh?!!

    a. Trying saying ‘eh’ or ‘yeah’ while breathing in at the same time. If you’re successful you’re 99.9% Canadian.

    b. Nice start from Smyly!! Breathe! I imagined both him and Gray doing well and they both did well. It’s the power of positive thinking. I’ve already dropped him (Smyly) in one league because SON has him as $1.1 (i.e., the ‘Tread lightly’ (my term) category).

    c. Start Logan Webb tonight? He’s at home versus the Rockies (Castellani)? SON likes at $16.3. It’s in that league where I desperately need IP. I need 44 IP in the next 5 days.

    d. MLB quote of the day for September 23, 2020

    ‘Forget the veterans. They haven’t told me anything, and they better not come tell me anything either.’

    ‘When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball.’

    ‘If I worry about what everybody is saying, there is going to be a lot on my mind. I don’t want that. I want to do everything I can to play baseball.’

    ‘If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.’

    ‘I don’t want to just be the best player. I want to be a great person, too.’

    Jose Miguel Cabrera Torres, aka ‘Miggy’. Miggy is my choice for the best player in Marlins franchise history. He was pretty awesome when he was great, great plate coverage and statistically one of the best when at his best. He won the Triple Crown in 2012, the first to do so after Yaz in 1967 (45 years). He’s playing out the string now to collect his 3000th hit but in 2003? He was the man. I know his best years were with Detroit but I already did my tribute to Detroit’s best player (Cobb).

    His 162-game average.

    690 PA, 603 AB, 96 R, 189 H, 38 2B, 1 3B, 32 HR, 114 RBI, 77 BB, 119 K, .313/.391/.539 slash line, 147 OPS+, 325 TB

    His best years were 2010-2013, winning the MVP twice in 2012 and 2013 and was close to winning in 2010 (he came in 2nd) and 2011 was also a great year. What year do you all think was his best of those four years?

    2010

    648 PA, 548 AB, 111 R, 180 H, 45 2B, 1 3B, 38 HR, 126 RBI, 89 BB, 95 K, .328/.420/.622 slash line, 178 OPS+, 341 TB

    2011

    688 PA, 572 AB, 111 R, 197 H, 48 2B, 0 3B, 30 HR, 105 RBI, 108 BB, 89 K, .344/.448/.586 slash line, 179 OPS+, 335 TB

    2012

    697 PA, 622 AB, 109 R, 205 H, 40 2B, 0 3B, 44 HR, 139 RBI, 66 BB, 98 K, .330/.393/.606 slash line, 164 OPS+, 377 TB [For me, 2012 was his best especially winning the Triple Crown.]

    2013

    652 PA, 555 AB, 103 R, 193 H, 26 2B, 1 3B, 44 HR, 137 RBI, 90 BB, 94 K, .348/.442/.636 slash line, 190 OPS+, 353 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      A. So you speak Spanish and Canadian? Effin eh!

      B. It was a nice one, wish I streamed him in many places

      C. At this point, I think I would, but I still think it’s risky

      D. Can’t believe it was only 8 years ago we saw 2012 Miggy do that…What a season…I don’t think I owned him anywhere, but wow that 2013 season! Holy crap…How does he not already have 700 HRs considering he came up when he was so young

  3. Dave D says:
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    Brutal dig on Coolwhip, Grey. Ouch! Maybe Garver is the next Gary Sanchez.

    Sonofabench. Canning is a mystery. I thought he might do this if I benched him. I took Taijuan vs. BAL over him. He’s looked great recently but was brutal “midseason”. That arm issue is still there lingering too. Id probably draft him again but no higher than the. 320ish I got him this year. True on Mayers as well. He’s looked great. Only problem ai have with him is the he allegedly “was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Judith Mayers.” Other than that, he looks awesome.

    • Grey

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      Haha, I’m just playing!

      HAHA, nice on Mayers, he is one of the most intimidating closers, with that hockey mask and all

      • Coolwhip

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        LOL

  4. FrankGrimes says:
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    OZUNA EAT
    OZUNA NL MVP
    OZUNA WIN GRIMEY ANOTHER TITLE

    • Grey

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      OZUNA do it for Grimey!

      BTW, I got my mom into Gomorra, and I walked her through how to dl the movie yesterday on the phone, and it only took me 2 hours

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        Nice!

  5. scoboticus says:
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    Ok Rizzo, you’ve earned a spot in my lineup again. I know how much it means to you!

    • Grey

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      Lineup to the Rizzo!

  6. scoboticus says:
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    Funny thing about Maldonado, who got a Homer last night. He has half the number of home runs as last year but only 3 less RBIs.

    • Grey

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      Does he have that many RBIs? I hadn’t noticed, he is pretty high on the player rater for catchers tho

  7. dude says:
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    Looking to 2021, who do you believe in more Tellez or N. Lowe? Tellez really seemed like he was breaking out this season before injury, but was it something that is believable? Lowe is looking solid, but the trend with the K’s is a little worrisome, but should he be given a pass based on his history?

    • Grey

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      Hmm, I like both…I think Lowe

  8. Liam BAve says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I have 6 pick ups left and more innings to spare than everyone else before I hit our max innings limit.

    Would you stream Logan Webb if you had a lot to gain in pitching categories and drop Matt Olson who you would Replace with Dozier?

    • Grey

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      I’d try Webb and go Dozier

  9. LaRockakis says:
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    My buddy and I were wondering if you’ve ever heard this song…

    Oh, my papa, to me he was so wonderful
    Oh, my papa, to me he was so good
    No one could be, so gentle and so lovable
    Oh, my papa, he always understood

    • Grey

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      Eddie Fisher? Yeah, for sure, I was raised by my grandparents

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Haha! We were listening to it and for whatever reason your name came up. My buddy was like “I bet Grey knows this song. You should ask him some time.” I was gonna try to work it into a baseball question, but couldn’t think of anything. I guess you are my Fantasy Baseball Father…

        • Grey

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          I am your daddy, your son and your best friend

          • LaRockakis says:
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            So you have three friends now? I’m the third??? Cougs, Ralph, and me? Talk about #elite company.

            • Grey

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              You might be one or two, will check and get back to you!

  10. James says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Would love some advice on a couple of pitching decisions I have on the horizon for the finals of my H2H. First, a glut of my pitchers are all lined up to start on Friday, so I need to cut bait on one of three marginal starters. Of Heaney (@LAD), Happ (MIA), or Taiijuan Walker (BAL) who should I drop?

    At the same time, I have the opportunity to claim Jose Berrios off of waivers with the top claim tonight. I think he was dropped with the expectation that he’d be sitting until the playoffs. Is he going to pitch close to a full load this weekend? We have a low weekly moves cap, so grabbing him and getting nothing will sting me on counting stats.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

      I don’t see Berrios pitching much this weekend, maybe an inning or three to tune up

  11. Cam says:
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    Razzball for life!

    Starting Kwang Kim vs Milwaukeee?

    • Grey

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      Yes!

      Also, yeah, I’d start him

  12. Five-on-One says:
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    Hey all. Wins are stupid. With the league title on the line, I have to chase them this last week (3 teams at 30, three more at 29 and 2 more at 28).

    Planning to start Lynn and Javier against each other and Gallen vCOL. Need three or four more, not really sure who will be starting and for how long this last week. Please rank the top four from the following:

    Civale (vPIT) $13
    Dunning vCHC $2.5
    May v LAA $1.8
    Paddack @SF $20
    Bubic vDET $5.2
    Weaver vCOL $14

    • Grey

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      Paddack, Bubic, Weaver, Civale

  13. Filkarri says:
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    In a tight race for 1st, would you roll Sixto out vs the Braves tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, and pray

      • Filkarri says:
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        to every deity I’ve ever even heard of

        • Grey

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          Same same

  14. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Hi Grey! The streamers below are all available. SON is positive on the top two but negative on the rest. Do I just follow SON or do you have preferred picks that you would stream? Also, SON is negative on Sixto today at ATL but…we’re not sitting Sixto are we?

    Walker vs BAL
    Bubic vs. DET

    Perez vs BAL
    Mahle @ MIN
    Cobb @ BOS
    Senzatela @ ARI

    • Grey

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      I’m starting Sixto

      I’d start Senzatela, Walker, Bubic

  15. lwomack58 says:
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    Time to move on from M. Olson for A. Dickerson. Olson has 4 lefties on the slate for the ROS and Dickerson has all righties.

    Points league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      Yup, I would

  16. lwomack58 says:
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    Also one other question: Would you stream Eflin @ Wash today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      I would, and am

  17. Jimmy says:
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    Any interest in Thor next season coming off TJ? I’m trying to figure out if he would be a good candidate to adapt and change the way he throws post-TJ. Don’t pitchers have to learn how to throw with more movement and less velocity after the surgery? Or am I way off? Just curious of your overall thoughts and where you’d rank him in a pts league in 2021 and beyond.

    • Grey

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      He had the surgery when? Like May/June? That means he’s out until at least next August — velocity usually returns, command is lost at first, but that eventually returns too…He should be fine by 2022

      • Jimmy says:
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        It was late March, which could mean more like a late May/early June return, right? But that’s assuming everything goes okay. And he’s in the final year of a contract too.

        • Grey

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          Was it that early? I thought it was later — so it’s 14 months back — So, June, but then wonkiness for at least six weeks as he recovers command…Still not much for 2021

          • Jimmy says:
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            Yea, agreed, especially if it takes that long. Thanks for the insight:)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  18. Philsfan76 says:
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    A great season of laughs and solid information Mustachio’ed one! Started out in dead last and clawed my way back; currently sitting 12 points out of 2nd but 1st is unreachable.

    Thanks brother! Wooooooooooo!

    • Grey

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      WOOOOOOOO! No problem

  19. The Great Knoche says:
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    As I activated Ketel in 6 daily leagues yesterday I was thinking how much of a value he’s gonna be in 2021! And also at least he wasn’t Garver.

    2021 Who ya Got…… Cronenworth, Moore, Swanson?

    • Grey

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      Haha, yeah, I’m kinda excited for Ketel again too…Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, and it won’t happen!

      Swanson, Cronenworth

  20. MarvPesos

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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) 3 moves left this week.

    With K. Marte coming back, I moved him to my CF spot while Conforto is hurt. I’ve got three moves for this week. Every week I’ve been crushing batting stats and this week I’m losing them all. At this point is it worth it to try and pick up a hot bat or two (dropping Smyly) OR do I pick up a pitching stream OR maybe an additional RP to secure my ratios and Saves (I dropped Colome yesterday due to back stiffness)

    Available wire guys:

    HIT – K. Calhoun, C. Hernandez, R. Grichuck, A. McCutchen, B. Nimmo, A. Hicks, L. Brinson, JBJ, M. Kepler, S. Akiyama, M. Stassi (over Y. Grandal)

    PIT – M. Minor (SEA), K. Bubic (DET), Daniel P. De Leon (MIL), M. Boyd (@KC),

    RP – T. Rosenthal, N. Anderson, B. Kintzler, M. Barnes

    My team:
    C – Y. Grandal (DTD)
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – D. Fletcher
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – I. Happ
    LF – A. Duvall
    CF –K. Marte
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – L. Voit
    BN – J.D. Martinez
    Bn – M. Conforto (DTD)

    SP – C. Burnes [@ STL]
    SP – G. Marquez [@ARI]
    SP – A. Civale [PIT]
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – B. Hand (RP)
    P – C. Paddack [LAA]
    P – S. Gray [@MIN]
    BN – D. Keuchel [@CLE]
    BN – C. Bassit [SEA]
    BN – J. Urquidy [@TEX]
    BN – D. Smyly [@SD]
    IL – W. Buehler

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hope my bats come around and stream SPs — Minor and Rosenthal, that order…I’d lose Conforto and Smyly

  21. Brad says:
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    Help please! Of Luzardo, Sixto, Pearson, I. Anderson, Honeywell, Kopech, C. Burnes, , and Skubal. Which 2 would you want on your dynasty team for 2021 and beyond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo, Burnes

  22. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Braun, Dickerson, G.Cooper, Pillar, Stevenson – Need one of these to finish off the year (Moore went down and pickings are slim). Dickerson sits against lefties but it looks like his remaining games come against righties. Braun went on a tear but he’s 0-7 past two games. G.Cooper’s been hot but he has major right/left splits and only faces one lefty after today (Happ). Pillar has also been good since coming to COL but his remaining games are away (@SF, @ARI). And Stevenson has had a past good couple of games as Eaton’s replacement, even hit leadoff, but his MLB track record is…bad.

    Who do I go with? Leaning Dickerson but a good patient always gets a second opinion from Dr Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  23. Steve says:
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    Think Logan Webb goes 6IP today? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bet on it….I’d say hope for 5+

  24. Big Dog says:
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    Had Alonso on my bench last night. He was 2 for his last 34 and had been getting benched versus lefties. First time I have ever not been angry over a SONOVABENCH even though it may cost me a championship. I live in NJ and see every Alonso at bat and he has been a disaster from Day 1. For some reason he came out of the gates trying to pull everything when he has incredible opposite field power. I guess having your hitting coach laying on his couch every game probably doesn’t help. Hopefully he makes some adjustments this winter because the league has definitely figured him out. I am sure I will keep him again but I am concerned.

    Also, I love Slater. Unfortunately, SF has only been playing him against lefties since he returned from the IL. I am definitely keeping my eye on him for the rest of the week as he has some very tasty matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ve watched my share of Alonso ABs and that is 100% true…He’s forcing it, has been whole season — yup, don’t think Slater sees any lefty starters

  25. Bobbo says:
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    Thank you, again, for everything you do every season for us!

    One last real question this year. I’m hunting for Wins. I know, I know, it’s a fool’s errand, but it’s the easiest way I can make up ground and my ERA/WHIP/Ks/SV+H are pretty set. That said, I’m not benching Hendriks, Colome or Romo bc I could lose a point or two in SV+H if I do, and I don’t expect them to contribute more than 7-10 IP over the next five days.

    I have 45 IP remaining, and the following starts left:

    Giolito @CLE (vs Bieber)
    Hendricks @PIT
    Kwang Hyun Kim vsMIL
    Alec Mills @PIT
    Lamet @SF
    Urquidy @TEX
    Civale vsPIT
    Smyly vsSD (last day of season so as long as I have 1IP left I will get this full start)

    Am I crazy to sit Giolito today, assuming Bieber is going to pitch out of his mind to try to win the AL Cy Young AND AL MVP? There’s no way I want to miss out on Lamet, Urquidy and Hendricks. I rank the others Mills, Civale, Kwang Hyun Kim, Smyly.

    The other option I think would be to lose KHK and start Giolito hoping for a win. Gotta go with your best players down the stretch, or gotta pay super close attention to matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      So, your stats are set, you’re chasing wins and you’re not starting all of your starters? I’m confused…I’d start Giolito, Hendricks, Kim, Mills, all of them

      • Bobbo says:
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        There’s an innings limit, that’s why. I guess worst case I run out of innings before getting to start Civale and Smyly, but whatever. I guess that’s the question. But the answer is, I’d rather take that risk and get all the innings pitched juice I can.

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, I see….yeah, start everyone for now and see where you are when you get close to 45 — I doubt Civale goes a full 5 and Smyly is wonky in SD

  26. Bk says:
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    Starting Kremer today in 12 team? Need some innings.
    @BOS, -20

    Can also drop him for Logan Webb.. or worst case MAYBE I can find a way to add Webb for someone else. Idk. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Webb over Kremer– honestly, don’t trust either

    • RoPo says:
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      I’m starting him in my fight for 3rd. Know it’s small sample size but sweet numbers and took care of the Yanks twice

  27. Brett says:
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    drop kyle lewis for…

    Alex dickerson, Pollock, jd martinez

    thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      Also own Nimmo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo for Pollock

  28. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    haha, good stuff.

    If Garver hits 2 more HRs this week… 2021 comeback player of the year starting early! LOL

    Mayers started season bad and got progessively better, but certainly took Maddon a minute to get over Robles… oi
    So we’ll call this season an extended Spring Training for 2021, now, we know who will be closer when we start again in April (until Maddon goes into hibernation for the winter and forgets who Mayers is when he wakes up in March)… yeah that’s what this abomination of a season was, extended spring training. We’ll go with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Garver hits two more HRs this week, he’ll go from the 30th worst catcher to a top 5 catcher this year

      Yeah, felt a bit like extended Spring Training, some of these 7-inning games didn’t feel real at all

  29. scoboticus says:
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    Who wants to lay odds that Cronenworth is a Baha Man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it, I wouldn’t take that bet

  30. scoboticus says:
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    I’m thinking Grichuk is Homeschooling. Every Toronto hitter does better at home, but not to the extent that Randal does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every hitter does better in Buffalo, have you seen that stadium? Looks like a Little League Park

      • scoboticus says:
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        True, but the difference between Grichuk’s BABIP and wOBA at home vs away is gigantic, almost a full .100

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, cool, I didn’t see that

  31. Big Dog says:
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    Treat Urner just got scratched from the lineup. Who do you prefer to start tonight at SS?

    Mountcastle vs Eovaldi or Wendle vs Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  32. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    We have OBPA in my league and the top three teams are all close in that category. One of us is at .284, the other at .285, and someone else is at .287.

    The ERA title is between me and another guy. One of us is at 3.20, the other at 3.25. The other guy is far back at 3.87.

    Is Tyler Glasnow worth a start or is he too risky?

    His strikeouts would be irrelevant. I already won that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one are you in ERA?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        Just looked up the updated numbers-
        Me- 3.23, .285

        Other guy- 3.26, .284

        3rd guy- 3.83, .285

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d let the other guy force you to start guys

  33. the shit says:
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    Sit one:

    Bryce v Fedde
    Kepler v Mize
    Carlson v Duffy

    Bryce has done nothing but walk since his back flared up on Sunday. It is an OBP league but need other hitting stats too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I guess Bryce, tough call tho

      • the shit says:
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        Yeah super tough. Sat Bryce, see what happens…thanks as always for everything!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • the shit says:
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            Of course Bryce homers *eye roll*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh crap, I just saw that and thought of you…Sorry, homey!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Damn, now I’m calling you oh crap instead of the shit — insult to injury!

                • the shit says:
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                  Hahaha all good

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Deep again, woof

                    • the shit says:
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                      Woof indeed. Kepler and Carlson need to make up for that

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah it’s not great

  34. scoboticus says:
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    HR to the izzo is back! Yay!
    Just in time for the consolation bracket. Boo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  35. Primetime says:
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    Grey, here’s one for next season. Zach Eflin 11 k/9; 2.42 bb/9.

    Top 40?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, I like him a lot

  36. Longbeachyo says:
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    Dude! You already had me with fantasy baseball and random movie and pop culture quotes,. But now BITCOIN!?! I’m coming out of the closet, but only for you!(and maybe Chris Hemsworth) You wanna meet up for some pho sometime? ;)

    OK, hear me out… Forget bitcoin… two words… (or one)… RAZZ-COIN!!! ehhh??? A razzcoin ICO could make millions!!! You got my email. I’ll be here waiting =)

    OK, on a less serious note, Pick 3 of these 4, one-dollar keepers for next year…

    Laureano
    S. Gray
    Lamet
    Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’sa be best friends!

      I’m starting Razzcoin right now, company address out of the Isle of Man! Tax that, suckers!

      Not Laureano

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