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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Pat
Pat
3 years ago

Need to drop somebody from this group: Melky, Greg Allen, Dahl, Tyler White

I’d probably lean Greg Allen but my team kind of needs his SBs for playoff matchups.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

assuming i can make it out of the playoffs this week who do you like more to stay hot the next few weeks… Tyler white, Kendrys Morales, or Kole Calhoun?

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

Pointing to Sept 10 playoffs….
1.What are you thinking on Tyler White’s prospects? Astros play so many guys and Gurriel there. Would you drop either Zimm or C Santana for him?

2. Similar question on O’Neill with Ozuna coming back, Jo Ma, Bader, etc. Do you like him over Mazara who does not look right since his injury? Or be patient with Maz?

3. I could use steals and average…..Mallex or Pham?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

@Taking14DaTeam:

1. nah 2. O’neil (or any schmotato) 3. Mallex

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: better keeper for next year, Acuna in the 6th or Benintendi in the 8th?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Herschel
3 years ago

@Herschel:

Acuna!

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
3 years ago

I bow to your insight..started the season with Strasburg, Carlos Martinez and Morton..traded Morton and Brantley for Giancarlo in late June, picked up Wheeler, Holland,Cahill and Fiers to go with mediocre Chase Anderson (who I’ve had all year). We have crawled back from 13th to 7th with a good shot at the money thanks to wins and improved era (first 5 in a 15 team league) Why pay for pitchers when Wheeler et al are there if you just listen to the mustachioed genius.
So..who’s closing for Miami and the Giants? I have Steckenrider and Smith? Need saves to advance to the money

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Willie Mickey and the Duke
3 years ago

@Willie Mickey and the Duke:

Strickland with the save….

I hate closers!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Kendrys is still hanging in one of my leagues too. Problem is I have $6 left.

1. Would you drop Kole Calhoun for Kendrys, Greg Allen, Semien, or Mancini?

2. Drop H. Rondon for Melancon?

Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

I love you and the guys and five girls…. Giancarlo has 37 stikeouts in August… I can’t draft him ever again… No tafyer I just saw Carlos Rodon mow him down in three pitches

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: FYI tafyer is the johnnyhobbes version of covfefe

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

For me and everyone else that saw the Gaviglio/Hess match up as a good batty call opportunity, this is rather disappointing.

Good pitching beats good hitting, so I guess bad pitching beats bad hitting as well.

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

@Grey: Which furthers the notion that bad pitching beats bad hitting.

The Orioles have done their part now. Had a chance to grab Mancini, but took Tyler White instead. Oh well, c’est la guerre.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

Strasburg’s next two starts are Milwaukee and Cubs. Cut him now? He looks horrible.

Thanks!

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
3 years ago

Great work my man. I have a first round bye in my h2h playoffs and this current week doesn’t matter since my position is locked in so essentially I have two weeks off before my playoffs start. Eovaldi is on my squad, will he have a rotation spot in 2 weeks? I’m kind of thinking he won’t and luis urias is getting called up. Would you drop eovaldi for urias? Thanks bud and keep up the good work. By the way, pitching is way overvalued in this league.

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
Reply to  TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
3 years ago

@TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Looks like urias is ss and will be 2b too. My current situations there are marwin (4 spots), albies and bregman.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Better streamer or forget it
Marquez at SD or
Suarez at home vs Mets

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
3 years ago

Grey,

Appreciate all the help you have given this year. Who’s rankings do you recommend for Fantasy Football season?

Thanks!!

thejacks
thejacks
3 years ago

Who’s the odd one out this week? Kendrys, M Franco, Peralta, or Jose Martinez?

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

What Up G,

Starting Lynn at home vs CWS tomorrow? SON is pretty high on him, but Lynn has looked pretty high his last couple starts. And not the good kind of high.

Thanks Homie

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Two week semifinals start today…K/9 league…likely be decided based on how Gray and Tanaka pitch tonight

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Thoughts on Gaviglio today in a 14 teamer? SON has gone a bit colder on him since I picked him up…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: It was all going so well :-(

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Grey-
Thanks for all of your advice so far this year. It’s helped me immensely……Question for my 10 team H2H category league. Unfortunately I own Archer and Robbie Ray. Is it time to jump ship on these bozos or should I ride em out and see? Some pitchers I could add instead would be….Gant, Gomber, Jon Gray, Holland, Roark, Freddy Peralta, Newcomb, Roark, Touki. Thanks for the help!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’m gonna put in a claim for Gray since he’s in Waivers. If I don’t get him, would you drop Archer or Ray to add Roark? Ray looks like he has a rough schedule coming up and well, both of them suck so it’s a tough one.

jadsf;k
jadsf;k
3 years ago

in first heading to playoffs. guy in 2nd just dropped aguilar for kendrys, i have zimmerman at 1b, should i stick w/ zimm or try to waiver jesus?

aggds
aggds
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

cool, thanks

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  jadsf;k
3 years ago

@jadsf;k: maybe find a time machine and go back in time to three days ago when Morales had homered in 4 straight games and punch your past-self in the face for not adding him five days ago?

jadsf;k
jadsf;k
Reply to  curiousgeorgespringer
3 years ago

or i could realize i’m in first place by 14 games and just keep doing what i’m doing

ryanoger
ryanoger
3 years ago

Start Jon Lester home against the Mets tonight?

thanks man!

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Robbie Ray is a streamer in a 10 team right?

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
3 years ago

Need some SAGNOF: (Sv+hold lg)

Probably need to add two of these guys, filling a void in my heart where Kelvin Herrera was and dropping Amed Rosario:

Pedro Strop
Ryan Madson
Wily Peralta
Paul Fry
Alex Claudio
Justin Anderson

Facing a guy who has loaded up on RPs, but I think I can be competitive in Sv+holds if I add a couple guys. I know, this is not a good group. Thanks!

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey — I’m sure a lot of people are wondering whether to add Paul Fry, so this will save you from answering a bunch of those :)

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Oh, no. I already have Jace. I was talking about Paul Fry — who seems to be getting a few holds for the Orioles (2 in the last two weeks) and posting a high K-rate. This is yesterday’s post, though, so I’m probably responding to nobody. Cheers, empty internet page!

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

I’m kind of caught in the Yuli-Tyler White semi time share.Drop either to spec on Eloy?Bye week is locked up 2 weeks from now.

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
3 years ago

When Upton returns from Dl, who should I drop? Soto; Cain; Polanco; or Jo Mo?

Soooo Soda drunk in MN
Soooo Soda drunk in MN
3 years ago

Kinsler or Schoop – grabbed McNeil then he gets the shizzz. Important Grey – very important HAHA! This week and playoff push ??? Thoughts. Thanks much!

Not really drunk yet in MN
Not really drunk yet in MN
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: You rock – crazy work day and then I see Schoop has a decent run going and who to ask but you my fine sir and now I can sleep! Cheers!

Soooo Soda drunk in MN
Soooo Soda drunk in MN
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: You rock – thanks as always… Cheers!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Who do you like better at 2B this week:

Cano 6 gms @SD @OAK
Villar 6gms, TOR, @KC

Thx

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Start Steckenrider or Brett Anderson at Houston? Weekly lineup set. In 180 team overall title format and currently in first by 25 points. Anderson two start worth the risk? Thanks for all your help.

H
H
3 years ago

Is Kelvin Herrera a drop after his latest injury?

Who would you drop to activate Dereck Rodriguez? Heaney, Eflin, or neither.

Also would you still hold on to Britton, I grabbed him for saves when Chapman went down but with Robertson back he may not be the closer now. Thank you!

H
H
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thank you for the quick reply!

Follow up question on Britton, would you rather pick up Ryan Madson or hold Britton? Thanks!

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
3 years ago

Hey Grey thanks for guiding me to the playoffs once again. 3 year keeper eligibility can only keep 2 of the following. Linder Harper Stanton Hoskins. Who you got?

Racehorse
Racehorse
3 years ago

Grey –

ROS — Mullins and his ouchy hip, or Kiermaier and his ouchy everything?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

1. Can you please rank RP for who you think has more value for saves down the stretch?

Melancon, Neshek, Barraclough

Have Dominguez & Steckenrider and wondering if I should flip either for one of the guys listed.

2. Lourdes Gurriel worth hanging on to for the ROS or think his schomato run’s over?

3. Do you like Marco Gonzales down the stretch or is a bench bat like Tyler O’Neil a better use of the spot?

Thanks, trying to plan for my semi’s next week.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

this is kind of a flow chart style question…

Start Dereck Rod (ARI) $3.8 or Eovaldi @CHW 21.5$?

Drop “the person you don’t start from the first question” or Tyler Glasnow for Boxberger?

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

@Gotime: Meaning Eflin (vs Was / Cubs) or Kopech (vs Box)

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: That’s it Kopech it is.. coming in hot!! Hope the landing is safe!

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

@Grey: I think this is the only point this season I wished for a top 10 SP! Toss up, go with the 2 start or ride the rookie.

Babatino
Babatino
3 years ago

O’Neill or Dickerson ROS (including playoffs)? 12- team H2H Cat 5×5

Thanks.

M
M
3 years ago

Drop Semien for A Diaz or Rosario going forward? Need a SS
Drop Cano for Chapman? Rostering Odor and Altuve already….could use 3b help

Racehorse
Racehorse
3 years ago

As someone who has Greg Bird in a 16-team keeper league with very large keeper rosters …

I DO NOT like this Voit guy.

And while I’m at it, I’m no fan of the Phillies parking Carlos Santana at 1B in front of my main guy Hoskins.

But I’m not all piss and vinegar today … I’m fairly certain in yahoo leagues Robbie Cano qualifies at 1B with one start there — thank the Baseball Godz for that one!

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: true dat!

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Racehorse
3 years ago

@Racehorse:
“with one MORE start there”
^

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

Can you rank the following 2-start pitchers (Wed-Tues week):

Erasmo @OAK (-$0.7) and v BAL ($20.1)
Plutko vMIN ($4.3) and vKC ($14.0)
Fulmer @NYY ($0.0) and @CHW ($21.0)
Boruky @BAL ($1.5) and vTB ($3.7)
Duffy vDET ($13.4) and @CLE (-$1.7)

Thanks.

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
3 years ago

Chasing wins and Ks.

Would you roll with Brett Anderson at Houston and at home vs Seattle or start C Mart ??

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Coach !!!

Friendly Orc
Friendly Orc
3 years ago

Hello green…er…grey! #trulyhilarious

Drop Olson for Hicks or Herrera?

Drop Heaney or Gomber for Qunitana or Duffy?

Thanks pally!

Friendly Orc
Friendly Orc
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry…Odubel Herrera and Aaron Hicks.

Thanks

dubjay
dubjay
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Looking for a streamer to start for tomorrow.
Would you go with Pannone @ BAL, B.Johnson vs MIA or Boyd @ KC?
Looks like a 25-30% chance of rain in Kc tomorrow but they are expecting even more for Wednesday so I think that they may try to get this game in.

ERad
ERad
3 years ago

Any faith in True Detective 3.0?

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  ERad
3 years ago

@ERad:

HA. This is a top-5 question for Grey in 2018.

Taran
Taran
3 years ago

In a 6×6, are Pivetta and Ray worth holding onto for the fantasy playoffs? Are they even streaming options for the last month due to K upside, or is the damage they do to WHIP and ERA not worth the trouble?

ctrengove
ctrengove
3 years ago

Thanks for the above anser, Grey! Picking up Kopech for vs BOS and vs DET is very tempting…

So I’ve made it to the championship round (2nd consecutive season!). Thanks for all your excellent advice throughout the season.

With a 20-SP cap in a 2-week round (points), am I crazy to start Rodon tonight AT NYY? He’s had such a good (if not marginally lucky) run…

Also, who the heck is closing in PHI? Dominguez worth holding over (my) final 2 weeks?

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Good advice. Cheers, Grey.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Guess who will be starting Rodon on multiple teams?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I guess I’ll bench him on my top team.

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Also, does Minter still have the closing job? I’ve got Will Smith and LeClerc, but I want to lock down saves. Hold Minter or pick up Jeffress?

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Is Pivetta droppable in redraft? At this point, I don’t know that I’d feel comfortable rolling him out during the playoffs under any circumstances. Thinking I’d rather have Dereck Rodriguez even though his walks aren’t great.

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

My first place team has been getting punished these past few weeks making me think my first half dominance was a mirage. My first week in the playoffs will start Sept 10. Here is my club and best on the wire, Any advice is more than welcomed!

Wire: CC (projects to start at Twins), Musgrove ( at Cards, at Brewers), Jax (at Rays), Gomber (home v Pirates and Dodgers), Holland (home v Braves), Pivetta (just kidding).
RP – Melancon, W Peralta

Batters: Ramos (3 v Nats, 3 v Marlins), DeJong (3 v Pirates, 4 v Dodgers), Amed (4 v Marlins, 3 at Red Sox), Pham (3 v Indians, 3 v A’s)

C- Salvador (7 games)
MI – Bregman, Cano, Dee (has OF eligibility)
CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Zimmerman
OF – Trout, Rosario, Peralta, Haniger, Mazara
DH – Cruz
Bench – C Santana (walks help, rotates with Zimm depending on matchups), O’Neill (just picked up cuz hot now…Ozuna hurt his PT later?).
SP – Max, Kluber, Hendricks (v Pirates, Brewers), Chacin (at Cubs), Ryu (at Reds), Wood (at Cards). Bauer…sadly had to drop but I miss him so he is an honorary member
RP- Leclerc, Osuna, Allen
DL- EdRod

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Bruce homered on Friday. He is known to be streaky. Do you like him a speculative add? Some time off could have helped. Mets say he will play and see tike at 1b. Do you like him more than melky ros? Not sure how long melky will stay hot. Thanks

ctrengove
ctrengove
3 years ago

Are you starting Kopech this Friday at home vs Boston (Porcello)?

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith
3 years ago

Time to dump Albies in a 10 team h2h redraft buddy?
It was a fun ride in the first half considering he was my last pick in the draft but he hasn’t been productive in any category in over a month.
The trade deadline was brutal for me this year as I own Shaw, Moose, and Muncy. I’m still rostering all 3 since I’m putting together my roster for the playoffs that start in two weeks and I’m already locked in to first but I’m thinking I’m going to probably have to drop two of the three eventually. Would you drop any of them now for Eloy Jimenez, Matt Chapman, Melky Cabrera, or Kendrys Morales now?
I dumped Rondon this morning to pick up Jeffress so hopefully he sticks in Mil for a few more weeks!
A couple starters on the wire that I’m on the edge of picking up and holding vs just streaming, would you grab any of these to hold for down the stretch?
Fiers, Marquez, Gomber, Musgrove, Bieber.

Thanks buddy!

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

Sup Grey!

I somehow manage to find myself in a must win situation this week to make playoffs in a h2h league…even tho I’m currently in 2nd place.

Start both, one, or none in a league where Im not yet desperate:

1. Strasburg tonight @ Phil?
2. Gaviglio tonight @ Bal?

Gaviglio has awful road splits, but has been great vs. The Orioles, and that was before their fire sale.

If we’re skipping Gaviglio tonight, would we start Pannone tomorrow @ Bal?

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Do you think Strasburg is still dealing with a lingering injury…or is he just washed up in respects to the hype he had when he was younger?

Lost Bauer, and luckily traded away C-Mart and mcCullers. Thought I struck gold grabbing Strasburg from waivers, but if I make playoffs in this league I’m rolling pretty much all streamers.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

To extend Marty’s question . . . Gavig tonight ($4.9) or Pannone tomorrow ($8.5) both @BAL. Gavig scares me and Marty already mentioned the conflicting info from his splits, and I don’t know anything about Pannone . . . other than he 1-hit the O’s in his only start in the majors.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Grey, YOU are quote-unquote safe. At least for good advice and some laughs. Thank you!!!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

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

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

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

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
3 years ago

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

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

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.

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.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

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

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

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.

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

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…

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Hosmer or voit ros? OBP league

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.

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)

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Dahl or O’Neil ROS OBP league

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.

Dubs23
Dubs23
3 years ago

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

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!

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 . . .

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.

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!

jaone
jaone
3 years ago

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

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

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

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!