Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. sit in the airport, waiting for their flight out to Toronto, trying to make small talk, “How has post-Hall of Fame life been?”  “Good, good, how has post, uh, mustache life been?”  “Fine, yeah, fine.”  Finally, a Cooperstown employee approaches, “Where do you want Dale Long’s sarcophagus?”  “Are you not staying with it?”  “I was just told to deliver it.  Now, if Kendrys Morales breaks the home run record, you press this button on the side of the sarcophagus.”  Ken and Don look at each other and decide to try the button.  Dale’s sarcophagus opens and what resembles a crypt keeper says, “Wow, I can’t believe he broke our record.  That’s outta sight!”  And Dale’s mummified eyes spin like a slot machine.  This is reenactment of what Mattingly and Griffey are going through as they join Kendrys for the chase of their home runs in eight straight games record.  Yesterday, Morales homered in his 7th straight game, going 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, and that was his 21st homer.  I actually just picked up Kendrys Morales in my RCL league, after I picked up my jaw from surprise that he was still available.  He’s so smooth right now, they call him Kendrys Alba.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Sanchez – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.95, as he was activated from the DL.  He was sidelined due to middle finger injury, but of course!  It’s the FUpocalypse!

Josh Donaldson – Nears a rehab assignment.  Donaldson’s gonna be in game shape in time for the Winter Meetings.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 26th homer.  Rhysus, you’re supposed to rest on Sunday!  Or is that his daddy?  I’m a bad Christian Yelich.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Oye como yay!

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Serious question, next year Maikel Franco or Kyle Seager?  Is it even close?

Wilson Ramos – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 1st homer on the Phils.  Now I see why in Germantown they keep calling him Philson.

Buster Posey – Having season-ending surgery today and you can send condolence cards to his owners, postmarked, “I never listen to Grey and still draft top catchers.”  Post office will know where to send it.

Andrew Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and I wouldn’t start Suarez without the robot’s permission.  The Ghost of Isaac Asimov is nodding, “I told ya.”

Derek Holland – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  I streamed Holland yesterday, because of the Stream-o-Nator and since I have nothing to lose.  Well, that’s not completely accurate, I have a fantasy league to lose, potentially.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, and saves in back-to-back games.  Good work Strickland and Smith, you made Melancon look good enough to return him to the closer role.  I grabbed Melancon in two leagues, that’s gonna work out splendidly!

David Bote – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .284.  Hurry, Maddon, get him out of the lineup!  He’s only supposed to be used in special, special circumstances, like when the Cubs need offense.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Thanks to the Stream-o-Nator I streamed Hendricks yesterday.  *blows on knuckles, cockily wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes not wearing shirt*  Brushing my knuckles on my nips excites me.

Luis Castillo – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.07.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Castillo has performed poorly this whole year to lower his draft value in 2019.

Nick Kingham – Was recalled from the minor leagues, and seems headed for long relief for the time being.  Little trivia for you, we’re human beings, but Flava Flav is a time being, which is why he wears a giant clock.  Unless he’s wearing a wristwatch like a choker.

Chris Archer – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.75 on the Pirates.  For Archer’s career’s sake, please let the Pirates trade him to the Astros.

Adam Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  A Frazier cake is a strawberry pie placed on top of a butt, and you thought my baking knowledge was perfunctory.  Joke’s on you, I don’t even know what perfunctory means.  Also, Frazier has been a light schmotato.

Manny Pina – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (2).  You know you have a fantasy baseball problem when you’re thinking about how you’re excited about drafting Manny Pina in the final rounds next year.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  Okay, but he’s a glorified platoon player now.  Brewers also did this with Scooter and Villar, and I’m not saying they didn’t all deserve it, but sometimes you just gotta play your guys.  Brewers might benefit from being in a competitive NL-Only league, that’s where I learned.

Jeremy Jeffress – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save, ERA at 1.43, and his 3rd save since August 20th.  Seems to be in pole position for who Counsell wants to go to for saves in Milwaukee.  Speaking of Pole Position, have you ever seen Craig Counsell play a video game?  The joystick is over his head with body fully twisted.

Nathan Eovaldi – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.15.  This start was against his former team, but that’s fairly self-evident since he’s played for every team in the East.  Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and, even though he hasn’t been great recently, I could see going with him.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  Yesterday, a Fangraphs writer adjusted his saved draft tweet that he plans to post in November, adding in a few caps to fully illustrate how upset he is at Snell not getting the AL Cy Young.

Ross Stripling – Expected to return on Tuesday.  It’s unclear how he will return.  I’m guessing by plane.  *intern whispers in my ear*  Ah, it’s unclear if he’ll return as a starter or reliever.

Alex Wood – Had his start pushed to Wednesday.  That’s a long time to get Wood up.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-2 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Or as Lil’ Wayne calls him, Franmilli a milli a milli.  Appears to be a solid bet for some power right now.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .253.  You know what he’s doing, right?  He’s roping us in again.  Hey, what’s three straight years for a Renfroe fantasy sleeper?

Michael Kopech – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  Know what’s kinda interesting (to me)?  Kopech appears to have no command, but he’s not allowing walks because hitters don’t know to wait on pitches yet.  (Here comes the interesting part.)  It’s wild to me (okay, not interesting, now it’s wild) that major league teams have to face certain guys to know how to attack them rather than get a scouting report.

Kolten Wong – Pulled his hamstring, after Wong pulled up lame on a grounder.  That reminds me of an old joke.  A guy wants to be Adam for Halloween and he goes to the costume store and tries on a leaf, but it’s not big enough, so the costume clerk says, “Why don’t you throw it over your shoulder and go as a gas pump?”

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, with four doubles, which is supposedly a major league record.  Did we lose some floppy disks that were storing lesser records?  Because it’s surprising to hear that’s a record.  No one ever hit five doubles in a game?  Are we sure?

Austin Gomber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  This start came in Coors.  I know that, of course, because that was the reason I benched him for his 2-start week and goddamnit!  Mean’s while, I’m over here rocking two Giants relievers who are apparently no longer getting saves.  Yes, this is about me!

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and three homers in the last four games, and, yes, grab him.  Yes, now.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Au Shizz!

Felix Pena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.52.  He has more Ks than innings, so you best believe I’m cyclops’ing him.  He was pretty forgettable until about a year ago.  He added a curve that he’s now throwing 35% of the time.  Could be something here, until he needs the inevitable Tommy John surgery in three weeks.

Lance McCullers – Not close to mound work.  “Looks easier than it is, huh?”  That’s a grounds crew worker.

Framber Valdez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.96.  The Regression Fairies will be eating his brain custard in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  His ERA in the 2nd half is…Wait for it…here it is…I think I left it in the downstairs pantry by the seltzer…Cougs!  Could you check on something for me?!…Wheeler’s 2nd half ERA is…1.17!

Brandon Nimmo – Activated from the DL but didn’t play.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If we’re trying to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, why do we keep calling these meetings, ‘All Hands On Deb?’  Wait, it’s deck?”

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Matz showed the Nats the door, but they saw the doormats in the form of the Mets relievers who gave up about 47 runs in the final two innings yesterday.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  His 2nd half ERA was next to Wheeler’s in the pantry and is 1.61.

Adam Eaton – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (6), hitting .304.  It’s not an exaggeration to say this game accounted for 20% of his value for the whole year.  It’s bad math compounded by a lazy percentage.  It’s not an exaggeration though.

Wilmer Difo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .240.  Wilmer Difo is deadly in a platoon, and Oscar-worthy.

Kelvin Herrera – Was carted off the field.  Damn, MLB has taken this pace of game thing too far!  Just let him walk off!  *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out Herrera was seriously injured.  I own Koda Glover in one league.  He’s been miserably bleh, but until Sean Doolittle returns, that’s prolly the Nats’ best option.  Maybe Ryan Madson, when he returns on Tuesday.

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.85.  Hold onto your hats, prematurely balding men, Giolito has three straight Quality Starts!  He’s starting to pique the 2019 taste buds, but you’re crazy eh-eff if you think I’m picking him up this year.

Sonny Gray – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  I still wouldn’t touch him, but this made me laugh, Sonny Gray’s nickname is Pickles, so someone asked Josh Phegley why Gray was nicknamed Pickles on the A’s.  Phegley said, “Because he likes to eat them.”  That is also why Bartolo’s nickname is called, “Everything.”

Sean Manaea – Hit the DL with shoulder impingement.  My guess is the A’s placed him on the DL with an injury surrounded by finger quotes, but either way, you can lose him if you don’t have DL room.

Mike Fiers – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  I said this last time, and because I am a man of the people and always keep my word, I am holding onto Fiers until he pitches poorly.  *cranks up Prodigy’s Firestarter, screams at passing motorists*

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 3 runs and two homers (19, 20).  He has 10 homers on both sides of the All-Star break, but is hitting near-.340 in the 2nd half.  His BABIP in the 2nd half is near-.400.  To put that in layman’s terms, he hits a grounder right to the 2nd baseman for an easy out, and a squirrel grabs the ball and tosses it into the outfield for a single.

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-4 and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Maybe Piscotty does know.

Tyler Austin – 2-for-4 and his 13th and 14th homer.  Yankees moving Austin for Lynn was a move that didn’t make many headlines, but I bet this ends up working out nicely for Minnesota.  Fun fact!  If you put soda in a shot glass, it’s the state drink of Minnesota.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  I’ve been Wei-Yin for a start like that from Chen for two years.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 Hit), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.69 on the Braves.  Obviously, there’s the narrative that moving to the NL East is a boost in value, but don’t forget Gausman’s huge 2nd half last year was the reason why I loved him coming into this season.  Gausman’s got more narratives than The Brothers Grimm.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!  And before you scoff, because I know you like to scoff, you scoffer, like anyone thought Kendrys would go on the run he’s on, so Duda could very well be a schmotato, you scoffing scoffer!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer.  Outside of the Royals, everyone wants Posey, but Salvador is a KC MasterP’ez.  (Yes, people abbreviate Perez “P’ez” all the time, shut up.)

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-2,  4 runs, 1 RBI, hitting close to .375 in the last week.  Got Melk?  Maybe you should consider it.

Corey Kluber – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.91.  This start came against the Royals because up is down and cats are making love to dogs.   You’re weird, world!

Jason Kipnis – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (6), hitting .223.  A triple short of the cycle, and a big game could lead Kipnis to Hot Schmotato Land, which is what I’ve altered Molasses Swamp to on my Candy Land board.  No one uses time as productively as I.  Or is it me?  I need to spend 45 minutes researching that.

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Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Are you buying into Marwin Gonzalez’s current streak?
10 for 26 & an OPS. at 1.369
Current avg. is .249; 2017 avg. was .304

I’m thinking about starting him over Aguilar this week.

Does it deserve to be a hard decision?

Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Should I pick up O’Neil over Villar, Sano or Adames?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Fleeced
3 years ago

@Fleeced: To start everyday or as a bench player / fill-in? What type of league? I could see losing Sano for him.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!!!!

Loved the write-up. Those who say ‘Nothing is better than Smackdown Live’ have NEVER been here!!!

a. Added Voit over Gardner. I liked that. He’s got a good swing.

b. One word, two-headed switch-hitter…..Kendrys! Got him for 3 of his record-breaking 7 HRs!

c. Dropped DeJong for Diaz. DeJong’s done nothing, so there’s that.

d. Gausman and Ryu (11 hits, Dang a hit machine!). Liking 2 wins!

e. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 27

Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection – that is the last and final and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement.

Cheers,
Ante

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Hey grey
1 Stripling or Hicks for ratios and possible saves?
2 Sabathia or Musgrove going forward?
3 Fry worth a pickup for saves?
4 Calhoun or billy McKinney going forward?
Thanks!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Murph
3 years ago

@Murph: 1. Stripling for ratios, Hicks for possible saves.
2. Musgrove
3. All 2 of them rest of season on that team? Nah
4. Calhoun.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Good morning Grey great read!

Start EFFFFLIN tonight at home against Nats?

Thanks!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

@Hebrew Hammer: What does SoN say? I would lean no.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.:

I have not confided in SON. But, I feel same, thanks B

Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

villar and scooter def didn’t deserve it, just like no small part of MIL’s SP don’t deserve to be starting anywhere near a competitive team’s rotation.

16 team OPS.
C uh oh (losing playing time, uh oh indeed)
1B goldy
2B segura
SS gone varnish
3B torenado
OF (3) puig, box wine (TEX, 1B/3B), choo
util (2) pollock, semien
BN thames
thames also losing playing time to braun of all people

1. who’s best catcher with uh oh losing playing time: plawecki, maldonado, narvaez, hedges, romine, lucroy

2. best hitter to replace thames: quinn (might be hurt), pillar, o’hearn, a.frazier (might be a starter if harrison gets DL’d), bock choi

Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: wonder if anybody else round here gets this reference. i hadn’t seen this in a LONG time till just recently.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

The Padres completely dicked over Renfroe at the start of the season opting to start Jose Pirela over him. you read that right Jose Pirela. This was of course after adding the great slugger, Eric Hosmer. Renfroe and Hosmer’s numbers are pretty much identical but Hosmer has had 220 more ab’s.

The Skrimmer
The Skrimmer
3 years ago

Final week of the season, behind first place by 1 game…guy ahead of me has 5 two-start pitchers…my goal is to try and win ERA, WHIP, and Saves this week since I have a slim chance of winning Ks and Wins. I am definitely starting the following: Cole, Mad-Bum, Folty, Kimbrel, Norris, W. Davis…
Who are my final two starters? Thanks.
K. Yates
Arrieta v WAS
Cahill @ HOU
Ray @ LAD
Pivetta v CHC

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  The Skrimmer
3 years ago

@The Skrimmer: Yates would be the only one with a chance at saves, so him…..and leave the other spot open? Pick up a streamer or mid reliever for the ratios? I wouldnt feel great starting any of those SPs to protect by ERA and WHIP.

Rocky
Rocky
3 years ago

Grey

Last week before playoffs and in a dog fight to keep a bye going into next week. A few questions…

My lineup:
C Molina
1B Kendrys
2B Merrifield
3B Moose
SS Semien
OF JD
OF Bellinger
OF Marte
U Marwin 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
BN RyZi
DL Upton, Mallex

1. Would you go with Marwin over Semien at SS and drop Semien for a Melky, McKinney, Ramon/Roman, Jeff McNeil type guy who is a schmotato right now? Or just get extra P streamers in there like Pannone, Yarborough and Gomber? (5 pickups max)
2. Moose or Maik going forward? I like the Brew Crew’s matchups this week and the Phils have arguably the worst matchups this week…
3. Pitching-wise, ditch Britton (RPs are Norris, Osuna, Minter) for Melancon, Glover or aforementioned streamer options?

Thanks so much in advance and good luck this week!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Rocky
3 years ago

@Rocky: Marwin, drop Semien for McNeil.
2. Moose
3. Keep Britton until Aroldis is back….Britton picked up a save this weekend I believe.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

Voit worth the add over Braun? If not, would you add Voit or Bader over Dahl?

Happy Monday!

vee
vee
3 years ago

sup Grey

been a while. great stuff as usual, esp not having read it for months now

are you holding on to Abreu after his surprise-attack surgery? think he’ll be back and productive? the timetable that roto has mentioned is mid sept but i feel that’s a bit ambitious

for reference, i am currently 3rd place, and comfortably in the playoffs, which start in 2 weeks

cheers

Tinman95
Tinman95
3 years ago

Are we still trusting Musgrove after that last start? He’s got St. Louis this week, but Brett Anderson is available tonight against Houston. Keep Musgrove or try stream another starter?

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
Reply to  Tinman95
3 years ago

@Tinman95: do NOT grab anderson @ HOU. quite possible to stream that slot though.

Tinman95
Tinman95
Reply to  Tee Not Air Jags
3 years ago

@Tee Not Air Jags: D-Rod at home against Arizona this week over Musgrove?

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
Reply to  Tinman95
3 years ago

@Tinman95: could you do both here, i’d do d-rod at home vs almost any streamer now. @STL isn’t good, once they cut matheny’s ass everybody is doing everything right now, like an NL version of OAK (actually they’re winning MORE than them, 9 straight series’ in a row, most of them against playoff spot competitors)

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
3 years ago

NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added
C ramos
1B freeman (3B)
2B dozier
SS peraza
3B longo
MI legs mcneil (2B/3B)
CI b.anderson (OF)
OF (4) rhysus (1B), harper, marte, thames (1B/OF)
util (1) kike (2B/3B/SS/OF)
BN harrison (2B/3B/OF)
DL nimmo
good lord PIT needs to DL harrison on the quick, if they do, a.frazier just got dropped. he’s off WW tonight though, drop anybody for him here? thames also losing playing time and i’d guess he’s the drop for nimmo when he’s back shortly. this might be risky though as braun could go DTD or actual DL at any time and then he’s back in lineup any righty day. kike i just added so i could probably drop him and reaquire if necessary.

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

I need to say goodbye to one of my DL stashes, who would you drop for this season?
Judge, Ozuna, Abreu, or Bauer
Also, for a 1st base or outfield replacement who would you like most?
Alonso, Braun, Melky, Desmond, or do you think Kendrys will keep it rolling?
Thanks!

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
Reply to  stevie
3 years ago

@stevie: he’s said numerous times to drop bauer.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
3 years ago

Jose Berrios. Your frustrate me. You should be better than this.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 years ago

12-team, 5×5 league with weekly line-ups.

1) please rank – Iglesias, Minter, Melancon

2) please rank – Chris Taylor, Villar, Forsythe

Thank you.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 years ago

@Five-on-One: 1. Minter, Iglesias, Melancon
2. you did

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 years ago

@Five-on-One: Can you Add Kolten Wong to the MIs listed in question 2?

Master P
Master P
3 years ago

What do you think about Rodon @NYY tonight?

Gator
Gator
3 years ago

In a keeper league. Trust Severino’s first half was no fluke, or worry he’s more like second half and try to trade him? Where do you see him ranked for 2019? Thanks

Red Robin Yount
Red Robin Yount
3 years ago

Is Knebel headed to (or in) the closer graveyard?

If there’s a decent chance he retakes the role next year I’d try to hold on to him. Or has that ship sailed?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Good Morning Dude

got some questions for ya…..

Mark Melancon taking over the closer role? Boxberger or Giles, or Melancon over Glasnow in a pints league . Boxberger has @SF and @ LAD. Giles is at BAL and @MIA, Glasnow has a start at ATL. Saves are 5 Blown saves are -5

Its playoff round one for me and I m sweating bullets- just picked up lance lynn for the double start and jacob junis against Det. SON has high hopes for these two dudes this week. Should I be going with Derek and Dereck in SF with their relatively higher floor compared to really rolling dice with the alliteration crew LL and JJ?

Lastly- somebody dropped berrios yesterday…. hes a pick up right? just put a claim in and hope i get him.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Smudge Rod is upagainst Arizona and Holland is going against Mets (both home )

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yessir

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: [email protected]Grey: @Grey: My first year with Razz has been cool, but I still need translations… you saying stick with glasnow this week? will be in RCL league for sure next year , will tell friends

Give
Give
3 years ago

Hi Grey,
Do you still have hope for Eric Hosmer, or time to drop?

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS – drop Olsen for Luke Voit or Desond – thanks!

surfer dude
surfer dude
Reply to  surfer dude
3 years ago

@surfer dude: *Desmond, Voit, or Tyler Austin – thanks x 2

Gurb
Gurb
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Still have hope for Eric Hosmer, or time to drop?

Gurb
Gurb
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Still have hope for Eric Hosmer, or time to drop?

Gurb
Gurb
Reply to  Gurb
3 years ago

@Gurb: sorry I wrote the same question three times haha, technical difficulties !

Bucktail30
Bucktail30
3 years ago

Need to drop three in a keep forever dynasty league, holds and saves are categories…

Ken Giles
Corey Knebel
Andrew Miller
Jordan Hicks
Will Smith
Brad Hand
Sergio Romo
Trevor Hildenberger

TEC
TEC
3 years ago

After good starts against the Yankees (x2), Indians, Boston and Tampa in his last 5 starts, can Cobb be trusted going forward? Is he just a S-O-N call? Surprised he hasn’t been mentioned much after his last couple starts.

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

sup G
vaca was nice, we had a house on Narraganset bay in RI. Weather was ok. Rented a boat and went up to Bristol for lunch. Let me tell you boating around is kinda cool but you go nowhere fast, especially when there is some chop (waves). Fished a bit, had exactly zero bites but a lot of seaweed. Couple nice days at the beach. Gained about 6 pounds. All in all a nice vacation.

Kopech really worth an add considering his next start is BOS? He has what, 4 starts left? But I could keep him for a year. Thing is I am in second and trying to win. I need to make up 10 points and I get a few in ERA/WHIP/K. I would have to drop Holland/Gomber/Gibson. Holland has NYM next. The obvious drop is Gibson (CLE next). But I was planning on dropping him for BJohnson for the MIA/CHW douible start! Please advise.

Stripling worth holding on for now considering I am in a S+H league right?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: ya that was closish! wtf were you doing on the EC?

gave up on The Sinner. bah fuck that pseudo drama. There is so much on Netflix it is crazy, don’t even know where to start next. I will finish the Americans eventually.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Were you on Long Island?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Fancy

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I know, Jersey Boy. We’ve discussed how you grew up a Mets fan and they ruined your childhood and that’s why you sh*t on them so much. It was a one-way discussion, but that’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Ryu and Severino both go 5.2 innings when I need QS badly. GRRR

jaone
jaone
3 years ago

Do I drop Puig, Morales, Desmond to stash Eloy Jimenez?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: sagnof for this week. Who do you like more?

Jeffress – 3 @ cin, 3 @ was
Robertson – 3 vs cws, 4 vs det

Thanks!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

In a standard, 5×5 roto this season only redraft league. Concerned about Jansen, but the available options in my league for RP that can close games without destroying my ratios is limited – Jeffress, Melancon, Minter or hold onto Jansen.

In the OF, I have Trout, Betts, Benintendi and Soto. I’m in 1st place by a wide margin, but want to catch the team ahead of me in HR’s (behind by 14). Soto hasn’t been doing much of anything in the HR department for awhile now. Again, not much available. There’s Tyler O’Neill who has tremendous power, but K’s too often and he’s just filling in for Ozuna and Melky is available. Do I hold Soto or drop for Melky or O’Neill. I have been without Trout for over 3 weeks and he could make up some ground in the HR category.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

What about Marwin or Soto? ‘Stros offense is coming together and Marwin has me intrigued for HR/RBI.

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

Start Lourdes over DJ L this week? Looking for RBI and maybe a homer, SON has DJ as 0 or negative this week out of Coors . . .

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hi Grey, just dropped in to thank u for advising me 2 pick up Romo over Minter & Strop. All he did was lead my team in points and was the reason why I won my 1st playoff game!

Dubs23
Dubs23
3 years ago

Need a corner for the week…Camargo or Carlos Santana?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Playing the team in 2nd place with a 14.5 game cushion in the 2nd to last week of the season. Can’t say I’m too confident after that “glitch in the matrix” last week that lead to a 3-10-1 loss for me. On the bright side, it was better than the 13-1 hole I was in on Saturday.

Hopefully my players got their slumps out of the way and it’s just rainbows and sunshine the rest of the way.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Dahl or O’Neil ROS OBP league

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

1. Last pitching spot H2H cats.. still roll out Archer @Atl (SON is positive) or 2 start Eflin vs Was and Cubs (SON negative)
2. Bench 1 for weekly H2H cats, tough call here, and it’s a 12tm league, leaning Springer because of health but what you say..
ERosario 6 (@Cle @Tex)
Torres 7 (vs CWS vs Det)
Springer 7 (vs Oak vs LAA)
Benintendi 6 (vs Mia @ CWS)
Bellinger 6 (@ Tex and 4 vs Ari)

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Got Kopech vs Bos as well but probably too risky?

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Looks like Springer is a go… leaning benching Bellinger this week as he is up against 3 lefties, thoughts? (1st place hitting problems)

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey – I hope all is well. Dickerson has been brutal the last month. More than anything I need average. Any of: Mancini, Teoscar, Avisail, Laureano, McKinney, Quinn, Adam Frazier, Franmil worth an add over him? OF is thin on the WW. Weekly 12 team league.

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’ve been adding Laureano everywhere. He’s great. Couldn’t tell you what team he is on off the top of my head, though.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Hosmer or voit ros? OBP league

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

anybody else hate playoffs as much as they love playoffs? this truly is the closest I get to The Agony And The Ecstasy of it all…

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Hey,
Dereck Rodriguez is still on my DL and I’m having a hard time to drop anyone, I absolutely don’t know what to do. Also, I’m thinking about adding Marwin Gonzalez. My “worst” players (last 30 days) are Desmond, DeJong, N.Williams, Puig and J.Peraza. I’m well set at SS, and have another 2B. Williams is my only CF behind Springer.

So, which two would you drop? Thanks

wudaben
wudaben
3 years ago

Who would you start this week in a H2H points league?

Alex Wood @TEX (Minor)
Rich Hill vs ARI (Ray)
Taillon @ATL (Sanchez)

Streamonator says Hill and has him ranked very high this week BUT Hill has a lifetime 1-6 record vs Arizona over 58 innings with a 5.9 era. He also gave up 7 and 5 earned in the only two times they played this season.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

In what order would u start these streamers if any?
Junis at home vs Det
Luccessi at home vs Sea
Boyd at KC
Glasnow at Atl

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Would you use Strasburg today. His last start fresh off the dl was mot good. Thanks

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

Drop Eovaldi for either Trevor Williams or Derek Holland?

Add Seranthony and drop either Cody Allen, D. Steckenrider, or T. Hildenberger?

Dop Dahl for either Mallex or Villar?

Thanks

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Average. Steals wouldn’t hurt. Will Mallex be healthy?

Thanks again.

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
3 years ago

Thanks as always Grey.

Who would you prefer to cut in a 12 team H2H points league in order to fill other needs for the stretch run, Puig or Hosmer?

Puig has slightly more value to me because I’m thin-ish at OF, and deep at 1B.

Jt
Jt
3 years ago

Yahoo 12 team h2hi have a first round bye in 2 weeks
Any adds?
3b/Tb/Ops/net steals
L/hr given up/complete games/net saves are added cats

C chirinos
1b Sano
2b Albies
3b moose
If Rosario
Ss Tim Anderson
Of benetendi, haniger, Cain, O’Neill
Util Palka, Delmonico
Bench Ozuna,Abreu, jankowski, Dahl
DL Bryant

Sale, Nola, gray, pivetta, Gonsalves, Osuna, seranthony, Jeffress, winkler, rondon, bauer dl

Waivers
Voit, panonne, gavigilo, McKinney, Melky, Melancon, Renfroe, Gyorko,Franmil, Madson, Glover, kiermaier, Austin

Jt
Jt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: awesome

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

Any inside scoop on Dr Dolittle. Any word on his return to Nats closing duties? Thanks

MrC22
MrC22
3 years ago

Think Gomber is a good stash for next few weeks. Cardinals schedule looks favorable. Would drop Asdrubal who’s on my bench. Thanks

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better this week?

gausman – vs pit
b johnson – vs mia, @ cws

thanks!