Yesterday, Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with his 21st homer, and his 5th homer in the past ten games.  With the help of his last ten games, he’s quietly put together a decent season.  You’re likely thinking, “Quiet, yes.  Decent?  Well, he’s worn pants, if that’s what you mean by him getting himself decent.”  On our Player Rater, where do you think Kemp ranks overall?  For all players, not just outfielders or hitters.  If you said top 40, you’d be right and you likely cheated, because he did not feel like a top 40 fantasy player.   Outfield is absolutely stacked this year, and Kemp is only around the 15th best outfielder.  He’s been better than quite a few guys that you might think have been better Michael Brantley, Mookie Betts, Adam Jones…Okay, maybe you don’t think Adam Jones has been better.  Kemp is still nowhere near what he once was, nor will he be in 2016, and moving to San Diego from LA has had its challenges.  For instance, there’s real military at games and not just Mark Harmon fresh from the set of NCIS.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Justin Upton – Didn’t start yesterday after having two ingrown toenails removed.  You know what they say, what can’t be pedicured, must be endured.

Yonder Alonso – Shut down with a stress reaction in his back.  Confession, Alonso’s back and I co-manage a team with Strasburg.  Hence, the stress.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He is the king of the NyQuility Start.  We should start calling him Prince Valium.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Good sign, but I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s a great sign.  Since he could still have plantar fasciitis issues and whatnot.  (Whatnot is really where the danger lies.  Whatnot is the worst!)  Would I own Dickerson, and start him in every game he plays?  Aw, heckfire yes.  Will he play in every game?  I can’t imagine it.  My ability to imagine is pretty weak, apparently.  I need to find my inner child!  Or watch the Pan trailer.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 38th homer.  Screaming over gusts of wind, “I can’t sit around waiting for this Torenado to calm down, so I am going to climb up that spinning ladder and get on the levitating, spinning couch to watch some spinning TV.”

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 37th homer.  I talked about this a bit in our last podcast in between fish waffle mentions, but it was kinda obvious to me to tell you to buy CarGo when he was struggling in May because you want hitters who play in Coors.  That’s like the first class at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.  Yeah, I know yesterday was in Petco, but it still applies.

Mark Buehrle – Will start Tuesday after receiving a cortisone injection.  Well, technically after he received the injection, he got two enthusiastic high fives from Edwin and Jose.

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL.  I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.  I’ve seen Apricot Juice that I never thought I’d see again.  I’ve seen– Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Sit down and have a cup of hot cocoa.  Actually, it’s cocoa that’s sitting on the table for two hours, but it’s so hot out that the cocoa is hot.  So, Burnett looked like the dog’s breakfast yesterday, but, assuming he’s healthy, I’d start him in his next start.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-6 and his 22nd homer.  He’s one of only five players in the majors with a .400 OBP.  In 2007, there were 18 guys with a .400, including Pat Burrell.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-6 and his 8th homer.  Ah, extra innings, even when a hitter hits a home run they have a mediocre night.

Starling Marte – Left after being hit by a pitch, but it doesn’t sound serious.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself as I form a prayer triangle with my dog, Ted.

Jonathan Lucroy – Still has concussion symptoms and he’s waiting to see a doctor.  He made three million dollars this year and he can’t get in quicker to see a doctor?  You failed, Obamacare!

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (5).  Elsewhere, Chris Davis had the day off.  *whips head around to reveal a Snidely Whiplash mustache* Or did he?!  Khris Davis now has 19 homers in only 99 games.  Imagine if he plays 155 games next year.  *wavy lines*  In the news today, Donald Trump insults world.  Oh, and Khris Davis just hit his 30th homer.  *wavy lines*  Cool dream!

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Since there were so few games yesterday, I actually started Wily in one league.  Which brings me to my point, thankfully he doesn’t pitch often when there’s very few games.

Randal Grichuk – Started on Wednesday, but didn’t start yesterday.  It’s going to be like this for the rest of the season due to his elbow, which is not macaroni as the word was used in the days of Yankee Doodle Dandy when macaroni meant awesome.

Kolten Wong – Out due to a left calf strain.  I’d hate to get all Lorena Bobbitt here, but you have to cut your Wong loose.

Matt Holliday – Expects to be activated at some point on the upcoming Cardinal road trip.  There won’t likely be enough time for him to get another DL stint, so he’ll fall just short of his personal record of four DL stints in one year.  Overall, a solid injury-packed year.  He had some bad luck having his torn quadriceps injury costing him so much time that he was never able to get back on the field for the 4th injury.  As for the final few weeks, you can try him, but I doubt he plays more than a few days a week.

Jaime Garcia – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  This start happened because Garcia doesn’t like H2H playoffs.  I think this might be the first start where he didn’t look terrific and he wasn’t hurt.  Then again, by this afternoon, he could announce an injury.  It is Jaime’s drawback.  That and greediness, right, Jesse Jackson?

John Lamb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (6 BBs), 6 Ks.  Lamb, your spitfire roasting is a wonder for all the Armenian children far and wide, but all of those walks are baaaaaaaaahd.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Mean’s while, Zack Cozart says, “Hey, guys, don’t forget about me.”  You hear something?  Who was that?

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and 2nd homer of the 2nd half.  Okay, kidding on the last part, but not kidding by much.

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I just read “Measuring Your IQ for Dummies,” so my brain is functioning on a high level right now, but why didn’t I just draft Phillips instead of Rendon?  I guess because I didn’t read Measuring Your IQ for Dummies back in March.

Bartolo Colon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Since the Mets have had so many rotation questions, it’s only right to mention Colon will not be skipped for his turn in the rotation or extra steak patties.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Member when Miller was having a good season?  Yeah, I sorta do.  That was this year, right?

Cole Hamels – Had start pushed to Monday.  Chi Chi Gonzalez will start in Hamels’s place.  Well, at least on the front nine.

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ouchie, you have burned my Bum Equipment with your runs.  Holland, you make my Nethers-land hurt.  I’m not joking when I say I would’ve thought Holland was a safer start yesterday than F-Her (8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks).  The Stream-o-Nator loved Holland’s start too.  C’est la poo.  Holland’s next start now feels risky, but I’d likely start him there too.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer.  Cruz is The HRobot.  If he’s on the field, he’s homering.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, and hitting everything he sees lately, which I believe was Jodeci lyrics.  Trumbo won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but only because he’s owned in too many leagues to qualify.

Alfredo Simon – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Fun fact!  In South America, they play a form of Simon Says where they make people do things by waving guns.  It’s called, “Alfredo Simon Says.”

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (4) and legs (5).  If you’re into our 16th president and canned fruit, Abraham Almonte is your man!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  Don’t look now, but he’s a huge final three weeks away from being worth exactly what you paid for him in the preseason.  Oh, sorry, Alfredo Simon says don’t look now!

Danny Salazar – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.57. He was a victim of a few well-timed hits and base on balls, but let’s save the victimization shtick for Dateline with their fantastic Keith Morrison voiceover, and, instead, dominant some starts.  I need you, man, and your strikeouts!

Corey Kluber – Will throw a bullpen session today, then the team will see how he feels on Saturday before saying when he will return.  Siri, set a reminder to check Kluber’s status on Saturday please.  “Grey, you have set a reminder to cosplay Crispus Attucks in the Florida Keys.”

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DaddyO
DaddyO
7 years ago

hey Grey

which 3 would you keep for 2016 and beyond from the following:

CDavis 4th round
Abreu 5th
Frazier 6th
Dickerson 15th
Schwarber 22nd

Chezlow
Chezlow
7 years ago

Hey Grey,
What do you think about both Walker (SEA) and Richards (LAA) head-to-head on 9/14 in SEA? Have both and SON likes Walker (15.1) and not Richards (-2.2).

Safe to start both? Just one? None?

Thanks!

'Topes
'Topes
7 years ago

Should Zimmerman be dropped in a H2H league where playoffs in next week?

Which 2 should I start this weekend: Porcello, Chacin, Iglesias, Kennedy, Desclafani

Thanks Grey!!!

Regan
Regan
7 years ago

Billy Hamilton #1 on the hittertron? Is that a joke or something?

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: in a league where wins are the most valuable right now, which two should i start?

CMart – @mil, @chc
Volquez – @cle, @det
J Garcia – @mil
T Ross – @ari

Thanks!

steven
steven
7 years ago

Also, do you trust Kluber coming off of his injury? He is scheduled to start on Monday 9/14 vs KC. SON has his start >$30, but I doubt that it factors the injury into this ranking.

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
7 years ago

Hey everybody, if you’re looking for a SS/3B for the next few days, check out Jed Lowrie

In limited PAs this year, Lowrie has owned LHPs, with an elite 1.192 OPS against them. “OK” you say, expecting that I have some more information. I do.

Beginning on Saturday, Houston faces five consecutive LHPs:
Santiago (@LAA)
Heaney (@LAA)
Hamels (@TEX)
Perez (@TEX)
Holland (@TEX)

then he faces RHP Colby Lewis on Thursday @TEX, so you get a full seven days out of him next week, and then he gets LHP Doubront at home on Friday next week. Six LHPs in a span of seven days, only one of whom is really good. Pick him up!

BTW — those are all highly favorable hitting environments as well.

for RH hitters:
TEX — .719 OPS
LAA — .753 OPS
HOU — .726 OPS

for reference, RH hitters OPS in
Coors — .818 (#1)
Rogers Centre — .770 (#2)
Petco — .646 (#30)
Turner — .653 (#29)

steven
steven
Reply to  F.K.A. Ralph
7 years ago

@F.K.A. Ralph:

Nice information (and post). thanks

steven
steven
7 years ago

For this Sunday 9/13

Start any or all of the following:

Smyly vs BOS
Leake vs SD
Paxton vs COL

SON has all of these starts >$14

Wada @ PHI
Corbin vs LAD

SON has these starts >$8

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

How do you like Milone @ CWS tomorrow? Good start in a 12 teamer H2H? My ratios were already ruined by Garcia yesterday so it’s not like they can get much worse.

steven
steven
7 years ago

Couple of injured SPs coming back this weekend.

I realize that you don’t agree with the Marlins, but in my 5×5, h2h, redraft playoff matchup, would you start JoFer vs the Nationals on Saturday?

Also, what’s your opinion on Matz at ATL tonight?

SON likes both starts (i.e., >$8.0). I need wins, and strikeouts, which are only going to come by streaming SPs (for me).

Steven

steven
steven
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Got it, thanks again.

steven
steven
7 years ago

cool. quiet in this blog today. guess people have moved over to fantasy football.

steven
steven
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

true

ERad
ERad
Reply to  steven
7 years ago

@steven: I’m still here!

steven
steven
7 years ago

Hey Grey. Good stuff, as always; thank you.

I’m in my h2h playoffs (5×5, redraft, 20 player teams + 1 DL spot) in a battle for 1st place. With Frazier seemingly out of his second half funk, it presents a bit of a challenge as I have been starting the following:

1B – Miggy
3B – Sano
UTIL – Encarnacion

Would you cycle Frazier into this line-up yet? How would you base your decision? Hitter-Tron or Hot Schomotato?

Thanks.
Steven

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Drop Lucroy for Weiters, realmuto, Norris, or Cervelli? Thanks!

Christopher
Christopher
7 years ago

Should I drop d peralta to activate Dickerson?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

bird or moreland going forward?

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Who do you like better as an extra bat : Dom Santana or A.Almonte ?
6×6 daily roto

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
7 years ago

Grey,

I have already consulted SON, but I wanted to also consult you and your glorious mustache…I am in a sizeable hole with 3 days left in a 16 team points league. My only chance at winning is to maximize my starts, but I also want to roll out the best possible starters that I can. I have 7 starts left and am planning on my big push on the last day. I need to save at least 1 start for Sunday.

Do you like any of these for a desperation flyer:
9/11- Wood @ ARI(Ray), Severino v. NYY (Price)
9/12 – Stroman @NYY (Nova), Locke v MIL (Davies)

Thanks!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, homie. Is Wood droppable at this point to you? I could dump him today for the Wada @ PHI start coming up on 9/13.

That move would put me in a good position to roll out 5 strong starts on Sunday…
Schezer, Wada, Carrasco, Paxton, Corbin…

Thanks again.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Word. If I can somehow pull off this comeback, I will name my first child Grey.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: No doubt, no doubt.

Allan
Allan
7 years ago

Grey need to pick up a streamer for the weekend. Got it narrowed down to Fiers, Kennedy, or Bauer. Points league not categories. 2 points for K’s, 5 for win, 5 for QS.

Allan
Allan
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Bauer vs. Det, Kennedy @SF, Fiers @ Angels.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

When I see Almont I think of this city by me called El Monte. When I was a kid, whenever my mom would see someone who parks their cars on the lawn she would say out loud, “where do these people think they live…El Monte” I would ask her, why do only people in El Monte park their cars on the lawn? She would respond with “it’s just a bunch if mexicans and white trash there and those people have no pride in their homes” When I got older and she would say that I would tell her that people in Baldwin Park do it too (her parents lived in Baldwin Park) and they have as many mexicans as El Monte. Her response, ” they must of moved here from El Mobte” wow that was a long unecessary story. Anythehoo….classic parental racism.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: booya! I can be an unpaid advisor

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I love your bagel side

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: wow. Maybe my grandfather was Jewish. He was pretty short

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: bigger than average. Wideish.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: the noses get longer as they age, so hard to know. I thought the hook was because back in the day they would get beat up a lot for being Jewish, I need to meet some newer Jews

Exile in Dixie
Exile in Dixie
7 years ago

Remember when every Friday morning column would promise discussion of a player in the afternoon buy/sell column, and then would inform the reader, “no, YOU can’t wait!”? I miss that joke…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: is that joke on the turnaround trip to Vegas with “and this is me quoting me”

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Stupid Holland. He fell victim to the 7th inning shat! It makes me wonder if the Rangers were better off with the Devils dandruff at the helm.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: what is it with the 7th inning? Seriously. They are down and facing the heart of the order. Take him out give them a different look. Holland ain’t Kershaw. FFS

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’m a fantasy arm chair bench coach

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Czarface pt 2 or Ghostface 36 Seasons

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yup definitely takes a few listens at least to get the whole gist. The first album was his reign in the drug game and beef with a rival family, then went away for 36 seasons and is back and shits all different. I loooove Dogs of War too

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yup Every Hero Needs a Villian

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: No doubt my man. Still want you to listen to Celph Titled ‘Nineteen Ninety Now’ also. Have those 3 on the list for when you need em.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: 36 is so good, Ghost, Kool G and AZ? Yes, please…it is a sequel to another album but this one is much better than the first. I love Thin Line which is just some guy singing, but I love it

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yes! Hit me in the right spot!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Oh man, Kool G has never steered me wrong yet! I like how AZ plays a crooked cop the whole album too

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I know about the dj and producer but nothing of the artist who ripped off other people’s name

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I looked him up. I’ll ask my south central connect tonight

Elliot
Elliot
7 years ago

H2H Standard, Plus Quality Starts. It is a keeper league, but the only guys I can’t drop are Kershaw, Harvey, Kluber, and Fernandez. I’m gearing up for the H2H playoffs which begin next week. Any advice on add/drops? Here is my staff:

SP Kershaw
SP Osuna
SP Harvey
SP Kluber
SP Fernandez
RP Wilhelmsen
RP Jepsen
P Melancon
P Rodon
BN Heaney
BN Matz
BN Severino
BN Iglesias
BN Stroman
BN Kennedy

Here are some of the top options in FA:
Arodys Vizcaino
AJ Burnett
RA Dickey
Heston
Gallardo
Jorge De La Rosa
Millone

Elliot
Elliot
Reply to  Elliot
7 years ago

@Elliot: Sorry, that’s Rondon, not Rodon. Rondon of the Hector variety.

Elliot
Elliot
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So just stream? Who do you think I should cut to stream? I’m leaning Iglesias.

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
7 years ago

Santana seems like an obvious stream tonight, but I also feel like I’m being set up. Start the Erv with confidence?

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Cuz he pitched 2 gems in a row and he’s facing the White Sox — Tho I guess they’ve been producing more on offense of late. SON doesn’t like him either, so guess not so obvious.

Homerj24
Homerj24
7 years ago

Kipnis or Odor ROS. Kipnis is hitting just 0.209 over the past month with virtually zero counting numbers. 5×5. We do use OBP instead of runs scored.

booya
booya
7 years ago

1) Vogt, Wellington, Swihart or Montero
2) Baez, Russell or Lawrie
3) Drop Erasmo, Teheran or Nelson

Thanks!

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
7 years ago

If I hold on to win my oldest league’s title this year I’ll have ONE person to thank – Bartolo freakin’ Colon!!!

That fat bastard has been nails after streaming him three weeks ago.

Endless thanks you beautiful, fat, forty-two year old, behind-the-back-running-off-the-diamond phuk!!!!

jack florida
jack florida
7 years ago

h2h 16 teams keeper league [18 keepers ]

trade Teheran for ozuna?

thanks for all the great info and humor.

Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado
7 years ago

Cut Wong for Gyorko, Baez, Prado, Flores, or Lawrie? 12T H2H sitting in the bye prepping for the semis next week (believing in Gyorko scares the christmas bajeezus outta me but the Padres are in Coors next weekend to boot)

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

Who’s the drop with Stroman coming off of the DL:

Stroman
Raisel Iglesias
Nola
Richards
Carrasco
Jaime Garcia
Quintana
Salazar
Syndergaard

Julio Lugo's Butthole
Julio Lugo's Butthole
7 years ago

Is Broxton the 8th inning guy in STL now?

PED Inc
PED Inc
7 years ago

First week of my h2h points league playoffs this coming week. With Ryan Zimmerman riding the pine yet again am I crazy for getting the temptation for adding Gyorko and dropping Zimm?
Gyorko has [email protected] and [email protected] Coors.

Other options on the wire…
Bradley Jr.
Khris Davis
Canha
Trumbo
Choo
Gregory polanco

Whatcha think?

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Hittertron liked Almonte yesterday, but instead I went with Gose and Bourn for SAGNOF. Ironic!

Randy Bobandy
Randy Bobandy
7 years ago

Pat Burrell stat is depressing.

Because Votto is going berzerk in the 2nd half, had to check out Bonds. At the freakin age of 39 he finished with an OPS of 1.422

ChefBoyRG54
ChefBoyRG54
7 years ago

starting the first round of playoffs with an 8+ ERA and 1.7 WHIP after 4 days…that should rebound as nicely as VMART when he retires and ends up on Dancing with the Stars

papasmurf
papasmurf
7 years ago

Khris Davis has saved my team this year after Stanton literally went down swingin’. He’s khrushed 12 homers in 34 games played for me. Didn’t know he had SAGNOF speed!

I don’t like Kemp cuz he’s on my main rival for the title’s roster. The guy traded him in the beginning of the year for Blackmon, and then he later got Kemp back from the same team for some hamandegger that I can’t even remember now, and Kemp’s played well since.

The other team made like then trades and I think he won maybe one of the trades.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  papasmurf
7 years ago

@papasmurf: I never got on the K-D bandwagon (to my own stupidity) but Davis is the George Springer that George Springer wanted to be. He’s been crazy!

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Hello Grey,

As some still out there, i’m looking for Lucroy’s replacement for this weekend, and perhaps a little beyond. How do you like more: Arencibia, Cervelli, Wieters, Montero or Castillo? Thanks for the help!

Lincecuminmypanys
Lincecuminmypanys
7 years ago

I come here for the stellar fantasy baseball analysis, but I STAY for the obscure American history references to 18th century shooting victims. Maybe we should call guys who can’t hit outside enclosed stadiums Teapot Domers?

Moving on, I need one final streamer to pick with my last add in my H2H playoffs this week. Here’s the best of what’s available in my league according to the Stream-O-Nator. Who ya got?

9/11 Peavy vs. SD
9/12 Bauer vs. Detroit
9/13 Paxton vs. Colorado
9/13 Wada @ Philly

Thanks!

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
7 years ago

A couple of questions/comments:

1) Grey says “…because you want hitters who play in Coors.” Myers only has 5 games next week (Wed-Wed), but 3 are in Coors? worth an add? Start over OZUNA or Bruce?

2) Grey says “…because you want hitters who play in Coors.” And not pitchers, presumably. Happ will be in Coors next week. Drop? AJ gets 2 starts (vCUBS and @COL). Too risky? Sit?

3) Grey says “… I form a prayer triangle with my dog, Ted.” Don’t you need three for a prayer triangle?

That’s all for today.

Mike
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

I just spit-taked my lunch…HA!

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: @Grey:
nice. I appreciate when I’m reading to myself and i actually LOL

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Five-On-One
7 years ago

@Grey: @Five-On-One: @Grey: The Pirates play in COL Mon. 9/21 Not next week.

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Stream Wade Miley tonight @ TB Archer ?

Julio Lugo's Butthole
Julio Lugo's Butthole
7 years ago

I need some advice. This is my last start of the head to head playoffs. Tied in the W category and really need a W if I am going to win the match up or tie. My choices on my roster are: Matz & the Mets vs. Wisler and the Braves (SON 8.9)Lackey & the Cadrs vs. Lorenzen & the Reds (SON 8.1). Options on the wire include Gio at MIA Cosart (SON 9.6) Hendricks @ PHI Asher (SON 17.4)* I don’t really trust Hendricks but hey what do I know. Lastly a slew of Mariners pitchers vs. COL all of which SON loves ranking >12 throughout the weekend: Elias, Paxton and Walker. My gut tells me STL might be due for a win. What say you?

Julio Lugo's Butthole
Julio Lugo's Butthole
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: CORRECT..ONLY ONE. THANKS

Sideshow
Sideshow
7 years ago

What do you think of Stroman? He is starting Sat.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Sideshow
7 years ago

@Sideshow: Don’t start a pitcher coming off an injury.

chadaristic
chadaristic
7 years ago

Shit day for my team yesterday. The only players on my entire roster that actually had games yesterday were:

Jake Arrieta – PPD
Brett Gardner – PPD
Andrew Miller – PPD
Anthony RIzzo – PPD
Hector Rondon – PPD

Great timing for this type of anomaly to happen during the playoffs.

Rain Gods + Fantasy Gods >>>>> me

chadaristic
chadaristic
Reply to  chadaristic
7 years ago

@chadaristic:

And my opponent had a full roster, hitting for 4 runs, 3 home runs and 8 rbi.

ScreechOwl
ScreechOwl
Reply to  chadaristic
7 years ago

@chadaristic:

Hey, look at the bright side. You get a sweet, sweet doubleheader from the Cubs and Phillies today.

For me, the rainouts are an excuse to start Baez over Rendon today.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
7 years ago

I’m on BYE Right now… so I’m loving seeing Hamels and Buehrle pushed to next week (turning them into two start pitchers). However, Ihate that I have Hamels and Buehrle on my team… Hamels is killing me with the walks this year. Buehrle + Cortizone = terrifying.

Ah well, the waiver wire is drier than an angry grandmother.

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

Do you trust Carlos Redondo for h2h playoffs?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: stupid spell check

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Happ or Garcia for next week h2h playoffs?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
7 years ago

Great work Grey!

I need to drop Wong, for Solarte or Wilmer Flores ?

Thanks

lb. sand
lb. sand
7 years ago

Drop Polanco to activate Dickerson?
H2H pts

Halp
Mike HC
7 years ago

The cortisone brother jokes cracks me up every time, haha. Classic

Dnut Eastwood
7 years ago

Grey need some cater production, I own Castillio. would you grab anyone of these three to replace him..? Molina, S.Perez, or the kid from Boston. Not excited about either of the four

Dnut eastwood
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: interesting I’ve heard of this so called church place

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
7 years ago

Grey!

Wow, you are really creative, you made something out of nothing. Only eight games on tap and two were rained out!!! Like if I were you, I would have just said, sorry folks there was no action so I’ll do an extra one on Monday. Thank God I’m not you.

NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

‘Washington Redskins lineman Richard Haynesworth was arrested on sexual abuse charges this past week after being accused of sliding a credit card through a woman’s cleavage. Is it just me or is EVERYONE stealing my moves?…Haynesworth was questioned by police after the incident. This is what he had to say:

“I didn’t touch her.” stating later that “he didn’t even like black girls”, later telling a DC police detective, “I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girl friend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl.”

We now go to our legal correspondent, Sad Bill Cosby. Bill, what have you got to say? Do you think this is a good defense, Sad Bill? (www.reactiongifs.com/cosby-no) Sad Bill Cosby everyone.’

BONUS NORM MACDONALD quote of the day: (Bonus to motivate ballers everywhere)

‘Boy, them engagement rings they cost a lot. Like 1000 bucks, 2000 bucks, 3000 bucks (the repetition inspiring chuckles from the audience), something like that 4000 bucks. A big number divisible by 1000. You can get cheap ones too. I saw one for 20 bucks. What would you do with that, huh? Here you go honey. I love you a little bit. I’d get down on my knees, but it seems stupid for just a 20 buck engagement ring.’

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, man! Had to dig a little. My initial search in google of Bill Cosby Larry King Live was not enough. Kept getting that same episode where he describes giving girls a drop of Spanish fly in their coca cola and then they’re hot as hell. Then later I found the gif. It’s the one Norm used on the show, I think.

Cheers,
Ante

Manley Ramirez
Manley Ramirez
7 years ago

Trumbo-Jodeci and Simon Says blurbs–haven’t seen back to back gems like that since the original Charlies Angels!

Manley Ramirez
Manley Ramirez
7 years ago

Ice Cube: What’s the Happs on the craps?

Me: He gets the Cubs and then @Col.

Ice Cube: Craps indeed.

Slimbo: Guess I’ll drop Happ.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Manley Ramirez
7 years ago

@Manley Ramirez: He’s @ LAD, not COL.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: My mistake, with Burnett back they may go six man. Would be foolish to mess with Happ’s rhythm, though. Locke has been bad since the break. They should skip him or just put him in the pen.

Slimbo
Slimbo
7 years ago

Would you drop Derek Holland or happ for khris Davis?

Manley Ramirez
Manley Ramirez
Reply to  Slimbo
7 years ago

@Slimbo: see below