Hello, Newman! Newman goes into Colorado and gets tangled up with Kramer as he tries to sell his newest invention:  Oregano that smells like weed. It’s called Mario Bluntali. Or is it weed that smells like oregano? Or did he already say that? Newman and Kramer have forgotten. Yesterday, Kevin Newman went 4-for-4, 4 RBIs with his 8th and 9th homer. Sure, it was in Coors, but it’s time we start considering Newman as more of a one-trick pony that annoys Jerry, and flush out his character. He had 28 steals last year in Triple-A, and 13 this year in just under 400 ABs. His lack of Ks are also interesting. He has a top ten strikeout rate (11.6%), so his BABIP is high (.334), but his .302 average might be close to repeatable in 2020. Say 12/25/.290 for what will almost be a bargain price in 2020? Is that far off from what you were hoping from Lorenzo Cain? I wrote Kevin Newman in this afternoon’s Buy column, then deleted him because he has to be owned in a majority of leagues by now, but if he’s out there, absolutely grab him, like Newman would help Kramer grab some Kenny Rogers Roasters. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Osuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. He’s a big-time Hittertron call for this weekend. Another big-time Hittertron call is to Best Buy to have them put on their “sexiest USB cord.”

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in his 2nd start, but he’s been up for three games. Guess what the Rockies did with a rookie, who homered in his 1st game in the majors, during his 2nd game. Please, just guess. It’s going to be so hard for you to figure out. They sat him. Naturally! Why wouldn’t they call up a guy with 30-homer power, watch him homer in his 1st game, then sit him in his next? Don’t worry, he’ll be benched again today.

Max Muncy – Underwent tests on his wrist and he has a contusion. Great news for Muncy. Would be even better if he had to sit out for three weeks as it healed while Gavin Lux showed a little how’s your father.

Kenley Jansen – After blowing three of four save chances, Dave Roberts gave Jansen a vote of confidence yesterday that he wouldn’t remove him from the closer role. Lots of people calling for Jansen’s head. One of those people was Donkey Teeth, which is why I traded Jansen to Donkey for Bieber about a month ago.  Sorry, Donkey!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.35. Great, Ryu is tiring and about to get shut down with a mysterious injury. “Ryu has darkening of the areola and will need two weeks for tests with the team’s nippleologist.”

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer. His poor 2nd half (.203) is making me sweat a little. Maybe I shouldn’t have written his overrated post in July. By the end of September, he might not be overrated for next year anymore.

Colin Poche – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 BBs, ERA at 5.12. More like Colon Poke.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .253. In most years:  Travis d’Arnaud is the greatest catcher pickup I’ve ever made. In 2019:  Yo, you think Roberto Perez is a 30-homer hitter or nah?

Austin Meadows – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .276. He’s setting himself up nicely to be undervalued again next year. Ooh, I know! If you only have two good months every year, then you will always be undervalued. Damn, Meadows, you are a sly fox. Would really love to see Meadows steal more bases, in general, and five caught stealings in 14 attempts doesn’t bode well.

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.99. That was his 1st real sideways start for the Astros, so they didn’t ruin him like they did all those other pitchers.

Abraham Toro-Hernandez – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Whoa, who do you think you are, Abrahamorgan Toro-Ensberg? No? Okay. I gave you my Abraham Toro-Hernandez fantasy the other day, peep that, peepers.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5 and his 25th homer, hitting .303. He only has five steals this year with four caught stealings, and his speed score is at its nadir, so he’s definitely lost a step or four grown man steps.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, hitting .292. He has the longest hitting streak of the year — a measly 22 game hitting bazinga. Think this goes back to what I’ve been saying about how everyone’s hitting homers, but RBIs are down, because no one wants to get on base anymore. OBP is boring, I guess. Well, la di da.

Victor Caratini – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Caratini, with a shot of turmeric back. Ah…Refreshing and good for you! *falls into a five-minute coughing fit* Was there cayenne in that? The Cubs are rolling over the Mets while Maddon finds reasons to play Lucroy. Guess it’s for his glove. His glove is a Rawlings special edition and really needs to be seen to be believed. So, Caratini’s fine, but when Rizzo returns, he’ll split time with Lucroy.

J.D. Davis – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games, and, of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column as he’s been for the last three weeks.

Jon Berti – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer. I streamed Alex Wood (who he homered off of), and I still love Jon Berti. Berti, Berti, Berti! I love him!

Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer as he sent the Marlins home with the walk-off win because Raisel had been thrown, like, 17 days in a row. You know what really burns me up like Snooki falling asleep in a tanning bed? When a manager uses his closer in a non-save situation one day (a few days ago with Raisel), then when they actually need the closer, he’s washed.

Austin Dean – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .210. This was his 1st homer since June 9th, so you can cyclops, but I’m not grabbing the Dean Machine just yet.

Aristides Aquino – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .330. Forget The Punisher, I will now call him, The GGOATOAT. That’s the Greatest GOAT Of All-Time!

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.80. I streamed Wood yesterday, because I drank a lot. Hey now!  I also streamed him because it was vs. the Marlins, and it turned about as well as expected. Streamonator is positive on his next start, but I’m not sure I trust him enough there.

Chris Paddack – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Love it, but he really should be shut down. I’m not dropping him yet (like I did with Caleb Smith), but I’m expecting to any day now, Annie Potts.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Of course, I want to call Margot a sleeper for the 5th year in a row, Margot, you don’t have to show promise for that!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer. Belt is the type to homer on back-to-back days, so if you’re looking for a random stream today, I could see it.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.02. This matchup was billed as, “F-Her with your Lance Lynn. Or what Dwight Evans used to say to Fred.” By the by, would’ve been a nice parlay payout if you bet seven years ago that Lynn would age better than Felix.

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Should definitely be owned. On a side note, how sad are the Rangers that they’re struggling to beat the Mariners, who have all but forfeited this season in March?

Mike Clevinger – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.72. Yadda-blabbity-bloo! Let some streamers get in there to face the Tigers and stop hogging all the good stuff, Clevinger.  Amiright, Streamonator? Oh, you know I am.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .301. Wish I had drafted him in more leagues — Fonzie’s horse says nay! — I wish I drafted him in one league. I have him in one league, but I autodrafted the 1st three rounds of that league (look at my draft recap from the preseason for why). That league actually, mansplainly, adverbly, turned out okay with Lindor, Jo-Jo Ram and Verlander as my 1st three picks.

Dylan Cease – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.92. *looking at Giolito’s path to success* Okay, Cease, I will be drafting you in 2022!

C.J. Cron – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .261, and his 2nd homer in the last four games. Be fun if the Rays meet the Twins in the postseason and C.J. can call his old teammates, Cronies, to blank stares.  Willy Adames, “I never played Cranium with him.” Blake Snell, “I did and he cheats.”  Cron, “Nah, man, I mean, we’re old buds!”

Jake Cave – 2-for-5 and his 6th and 7th homer.  That’s 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper, Jake Cave!  Ha, member when I tried to scrounge for deep sleepers this past offseason and I came back with Tyler Austin, Jake Cave and Daniel Palka? What a Daniel palooka I am! I nearly put Cave in this afternoon’s Buy column, but decided against it, because I can’t stop being wrong about everything! He does have five homers in the last six games, so definite hot schmotato.

Sean Manaea – Back with the A’s and could start games next week. Dot dot dot. Or not. “Or not” about that last part. About starting games. He is back with the club. I’d stash him now, and I don’t mean draw a mustache on his online picture, though that works too.

Seth Brown – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs. I gave you my Seth Brown fantasy the other day and I will have him in my Buy column this afternoon.  Sleep on Seth at your own rith.

Jurickson Profar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .214, but hitting .218 since Monday. Kidding. I have no idea what he’s hitting since Monday. He’s hitting .191 in August and .195 since the break, though, so…lowercase yay?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer. Be hilarious if he got scalding hot in September, hit 13 homers and ended the year with 50 homers, then everywhere Our Commisioner Manfred went, people would scream, “Jorge Soler hit 50 homers, you giant jack-off wiener!”

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Gary
2 years ago

10 team H2H points, Please rank top 5 for next week….playoffs

Gallen vs SD
DeSclafani vs Phil, vs Az
Bauer vs Phil (Nola)
Wheeler @ Wash
T. Richards vs Balt, vs Tor
Matz vs Phil
Lamet vs Col
Musgrove vs StL

Thanks

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Nick Castellanos just hit his 10th home run with the Cubs in 27 games. He had 11 home runs in 99 games with the Tigers. So the question is, can he get to 30 before the season ends? Let’s hope so!

Also, you broke my heart saying you hope Muncy sits out the next three weeks. My playoffs start next week, they last three weeks, and I have Muncy. Now I’m sad. I need a hug.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Cave v Tigers, Ford v Yanks or Solak v Mariners for HR or coin flip?

Thanks

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
2 years ago

Sup Grey!

CJ Cron finally hit this week and yet I still want to drop him to activate Voit. Should I do that or drop Avisail instead?

Also, in 14 team OBP redraft, should I pick up 1-2 of Solak, Cave, Kyle Tucker for September?

Other drop candidates: Osuna (could hold through Coors, though I seem to have this playoff round easily won), Fowler

Thanks in advance!

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thank you sir

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
Reply to  Rafael Kam
2 years ago

^ To be clear, those questions are about the same team. Avisail, Cron are drop candidates for 2nd question too.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Berti or Kyle Seager for next 2 weeks while Gio is on IL

JM
JM
2 years ago

Might want to get Newman back in the Buy Column….Yahoo is telling me he’s only 30% owned…couldn’t believe it…

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Zobrist is returning (deep league). Do you expect anything from him? Do you expect him to play? To say maddon is unpredictable is an understatement, but he could be their leadoff hitter.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

A week?

G
G
2 years ago

Also, Cave or Tauchman ROS as utility for playoff run

G
G
2 years ago

Any thoughts on starting Nova vs Atlanta or stay away for obvious reasons. Seems like an easy call but Nova has been throwing well lately

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
2 years ago

Would you drop Daniel Murphy for either Matt Olson, Hosmer or JD Davis? Thanks

J-Money
J-Money
2 years ago

Whatup G,

Think Danny Santana’s run is through? Nearly midway through a two week semifinal matchup…would you drop for Cave, Wong, Bader, or Hilliard? Batty call for the next few days until Manea is activated. Thanks man!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 years ago

Hey Grey, shallow keeper league question for ya. Who would you rather have as a keeper in 2020, ROS does not matter as they will be on the bench? I only have room to hold 1 of them for ROS and all will be eligible to kept. Caleb Smith, Matt Boyd, Zac Gallen.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Best streamer for the weekend? Need the W and decent ratios.

Valdez @ Tor-Son +8.6
Matz @ Phil-Son +3.3
Burke vs Sea-Son +2.9
Webb vs SD-Son -3.0
D. Duffy vs Balt-Son +20.3

Not sure why SON is so high on D. Duffy I guess because it’s vs Balt. He’s just coming off DL.

Thank you and have a nice weekend

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Solak or Wong till Mondesi is back?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Some Ryu notes: 6 of the 10 hits were less than 75 mph exit velocity, and frankly he was executing his pitches very well. However, he/the Dodgers noticed far too late that the D’backs were trying to go center-oppo on everything and leaning way out over the plate. He failed to crowd them as a countermeasure.

Part of his crummy line was comeuppance for the good luck he’s enjoyed this season, especially with RISP, but a lot of it was just bad luck. I’m holding for his Rockies start at home against Senzatela, but if they skip him, I might move on.

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

I’m with you. I feel like he’s a good pitcher that has a miraculous 4-5 months, then stinks. I drop him, and then he goes back to being awesome for his last few starts after someone snags him off waivers.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Thanks for the deeper dive! Razzball nation is alive and well!

Crazy Croat
Crazy Croat
2 years ago

Grey…you da man! So I’m getting yawnstipated just asking this question but it’s worth it…Senzel or Newman ROS? Thanks!!

Jesse
Jesse
2 years ago

Drop Robles for Hilliard, upside for the playoffs?

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Solak or Bader util?

slimbo
slimbo
2 years ago

hey buddy

drop Austin Nola or Trent Grisham in a 16 team dynasty for solak?

thanks

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Batty call, Catartini v Chase Anderson (in Chi) or take a chance that Melky plays at Coors? Need HR and SLG.

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
2 years ago

Please add Seth Brown and Cave to this list:

Melky at Coors
S Brown v CC in NY
Cave v Edwin in Det
Caratini v Anderson in Chi

Thanks

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
2 years ago

Ten teamed and I’m in a tight race currently in first. Drop Ryu for heaney

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. Thought so

cliffyw
cliffyw
2 years ago

12 team mixed, can keep 4 forever. currently in 3rd place, with my best shot to move up in the Wins category. Would it be crazy to trade P Alonso plus spare parts for Darvish and Strasburg ? Not sure there is enough time left to make a difference. I don’t see either of those pitchers as keepers. I also have Rendon, Yonder, Altuve, Correa, Verlander and Gallo as potential keepers for next year so will have a tough choice even without Alonso .

Dhillon
Dhillon
2 years ago

Drop Danny Santana for Newman?

Thanks!!!

eddie
eddie
2 years ago

saw the pence blurb i had a good feeling he could crack 25 homers,…..you right on the money once again

drop will smith for alfaro?
pick up a reliever and drop caleb smith?
If so which one Gallegos, nick anderson, givens,tyler duffey , trevor may, tommy kahnle , rafael montero?

Jamie Cain
Jamie Cain
2 years ago

Colon Poke…nearly spit out my coffee reading that one!

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

Have one last add/drop I can do this week and I’m behind by 50 points. It’s desperate but which of these starters would you throw out there as a hail mary in a points league:

Kolby Allard (TEX) at home against Marco Gonazlez (SEA)
Logan Webb (SF) at home against Luchessi (SD)
Dylan Bundy (BAL) in KC against Skoglund
Brock Burke (TEX) at home against M. Wisler (SEA)

Scoring: 3 IP, 5 W, -5 L, -3 HR, -1 H, -1 ER, -1 BB, 1 K, 3 CG, 3 SO, 5 NH

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Lining up my playoff roster for next week. Ten hitting cats: Runs, Singles, Doubles, Triples, HRs, RBI, BB, Ks, SB, Ave. Nine pitching cats: HR allowed, Ks, Wins, Losses, QS, Saves, Holds, ERA, WHIP.

On the wire:
D’arnaud (3 v Orioles, 4 v Jays)
Santander (3 at Rays, 3 v Rangers)
Avisail (3 v Orioles, 4 v Jays)
Solak (3 at Yanks, 3 at Orioles)
Ford (3 v Rangers, 3 at Boston)

Paddack at Arizona

1. Smith overall has been good at catcher but some adjustments being seen lately. He has 3 v Rockies, 3 v Giants. Thinking hold but ???
2. Paddack had a nice reversal but I am leery of him having just dropped him last week of course! Ugh. Avoid or take a stab? Berrios at Red Sox next week is a sit so he actually may be my worst SP now.
3. I streamed Morin for Colo series. But he will be dropped for next week. Who is the replacement? Leaning Avisail thinking he will have a week back under his belt and has 7 solid matchups. Santander has a nice week lined up as well.

4. Other changes?
Smith
Hoskins (ugh), Bryant, Moose
Albies, Trea, Segura (ugh again)
Acuna, Soler, JD Davis, Aquino, Franmil
Util: C Walker
IL: Laureano
Streamer I will cut: Morin

Morton, Berrios (WTF?), Castillo, Bieber, Lucchesi, Matz,
Anderson, Lugo, Rogers

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

Add Heaney to my roster. He has been great for me lately so not sure why I forgot him. Probably cursed it!

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Should I drop eloy or kingry for cave? I have Laureano coming off dL eventually so Basically which 2 of the 4 mentioned should I roster?

Bac
Bac
2 years ago

Drop Hoskins, Bradley jr , mike ford or Eloy for jake cave, Hilliard, Seth brown?

12 team 5×5 obp

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
2 years ago

Hey guys! Looking for some advice on roster config. , I’m barely holding on to my playoff spot.

League – 14 team Yahoo standard H2H, 4 keepers (pretty set on keeping Baez, Story, Marte, and Mad Max)…Everyone else is expendable for players that will help me win a title

Roster:

C – empty

1B – Mike Ford

2B – Jonathan Villar

3B – Javier Baez

SS – Trevor Story

OF – Michael Conforto

OF – Aquino Punisher GGOATOAT

OF – Starling Marte

UTIL – Danny Santana -(been awful last 2 weeks / thinking of dropping)

BN – Colin Moran ( thinking of dropping after coors)

BN – Willie Calhoun

DL – Mondesi

NA – Kyle Tucker

SP – Mad Max Scherzer

SP – Jack Flaherty

SP – Zach Wheeler (thinking of dropping)

RP – Aroldis Chapman

RP – Kenley Jansen

RP – Matt Magill

RP – Mark Melancon

P – A Civale (thinking of dropping)

P – Zac Gallen (thinking of dropping)

P – A Houser

P – Andrew Heaney

P – Michael Pineda (streaming for Detroit on Sunday then prolly dropping)

Would you drop any of the above for the following:

Jorge Alfaro, Jose Osuna, Sam Hilliard, Jake Cave, Sean Manaea, Seth Brown, corey dickerson, kike hernandez, daniel hudson, jason kipnis, santader,

…or any other general thoughts or suggestions…Thanks in Advance!

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Thundergunn
2 years ago

I’m clueless on keepers, but Alfaro to fill the void, and Osuna is rolling.

bigbear
bigbear
2 years ago

BTB – Vlad has scored 2 runs over the last 14 games. Both of which we from him hitting himself in with a HR. He has a stellar .447 OBP and hits 3rd!

What’s the deal with FTJ? Is he done for the year?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Forget about Tatis. The future of their team has his second injury this season, they aren’t going to push him through rehab to play a handful of meaningless games.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

FTJ is done for 2019

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Agree with others

bigbear
bigbear
2 years ago

Ryu – was thinking the same thing when I saw his stat line this morning… About his arm tiring, not his darkening areola. Muy caliente!

Abraham Toro-Hernandez? L’chaim? Donde esta el bano? (The limit of my 3 years of HS Spanish!) Man, I hope that guy sticks!

Which one for the W:
Keuchel vs CHW
[email protected] TOR

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Dallas

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Agree with MP

CTFDU
CTFDU
2 years ago

Kyle Seager or Brown ROS?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  CTFDU
2 years ago

Seager

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  CTFDU
2 years ago

Agree with MP

Herbert Stencil
Herbert Stencil
2 years ago

Maybe it’s hard to have a lot of RBIs when you homer a lot this season because everyone else is homering too? That is, it’s hard to drive in the guys in front of you when they are never on the base paths because they keep hitting home runs…

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

Darkening of the areola!!!!! Lol! Careful, he might be with child!

Steeve Nadeau
Steeve Nadeau
2 years ago

What breakout do you trust most? JD Davis or Canha? (keeper league) or both?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Steeve Nadeau
2 years ago

JD Davis

scott
scott
2 years ago

re: Detroit, deep-leaguers should watch the White Sox SP depth chart.
They face Detroit 7 times in the last 10 games of the season (Fri-Sun Sept 20-22 and Fri-Sun Sept 27-29). They also get the Royals Tue-Thu Sept 10-12.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  scott
2 years ago

Good call

Lubes
Lubes
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Right now Nova lines up for Atl-Cle-KC-Sea-Det-Cle-Det
Reynaldo lopez lines up for Atl-Cle-Min-Det-Cle
I don’t really want to look at the rest of the rotation

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
2 years ago

Happy Friday Razzballers! Still loving the football vids, I stashed Boykin in advance of my week two Smackdown with DT- Back to baseball, I have a bye next week and wanted to thank all you guys again for the knowledge and for helping me shut up my idiot brother in law, its been glorious!! Razzball is the shizz! Also hoping everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian comes out safe and ok.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Snacks Zillion
2 years ago

Nice pick up but you’re still going down, Snacks!

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks, just boarded up the house and stocked up on can chili and Titos!

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
2 years ago

I picked up Newman, Moran and Hilliard for this weekend set and so far I’m pretty happy. Almost picked up Osuna too, and could for Saturday and Sunday.

How does Newman’s value translate into points leagues? Still as valuable? I was thinking of keeping Amed Rosario for next season (I have Tatis on the shelf). But Newman could qualify as 2B and MI for my team.

11 team, 30 man deep.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Twins Peaker
2 years ago

Has Elvis left the building? Just noticed he’s available too in this pts league. He’s been awful lately.

Wilson Moreno
Wilson Moreno
Reply to  Twins Peaker
2 years ago

Has he been as awful as odor? 0 for 28 in his last 28ABs? Or 12 for 90 in August?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Twins Peaker
2 years ago

Newman’s still solid in points but not as valuable since steals aren’t important. I prefer Rosario…

alexandro garcia
alexandro garcia
2 years ago

14 team 26 round keeper league. Who should I keep next year. Victor Robles in the 7th(yes I reached, I already had brantly in the 15th so I took a gamble), luke voit in the 11th, or caleb Smith in the 16th. I have the option to have this keeper for 2 years at this draft position. I was leaning Caleb Smith, but I don’t think he’ll get past 150 innings next season.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  alexandro garcia
2 years ago

I’d go with Robles

alexandro garcia
alexandro garcia
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Thanks, you guys do an amazing job helping your loyal readers!

alexandro garcia
alexandro garcia
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Anibel Sanchez vs Miami?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Or gibson at detroit?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Yes

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Gibson for me

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Your starting gallen at home vs LAD?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mike
2 years ago

Only in H2H where you need the counting stats or deeper roto

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!

Fantastic report, man!

a. Dum-dum (that’s me) signed up Frazier, saw the blurb that read he has a .205 BA since the break, dropped him to add Yastrzemski ’cause I saw the wind was blowing out at 10 MPH in SF. So endured Baby Yaz’s 0/3, meanwhile Belt and Frazier were spinning cartwheels elsewhere. Sorry, I’m greedy.

b. This was my offense’s stat line from yesterday.

14/52=.269 BA (gr8!)
9 runs
6 HR
12 RBIs
0 SB

Not too shabby, right? The keynote speaker at my postgame news conference was none other than….Mr Aristides Aquino…aka the keynote speaker.

c. But my pitching stat line still needs to be calculated. It’s infinite in its wisdom.

2 PC
1 H
and it’s Raisel Iglesias to the rescue in the bottom of the 12th! He of the infinite ERA and WHIP.

d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 30

The Noose Hangs High, 1948

Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Where’s my dough?

Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): It’s a long story…

Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): I don’t like long stories.

Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): You like short ones?

Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Yeah.

Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): We ain’t got the money.

Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Why, you…

Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): Too short?

Lou always clowning around even when his life is in danger – the consummate artist through and through.

e. Have a nice weekend!

Cheers,
Ante

Member Berries
Member Berries
2 years ago

H2h league humble brag, #humblebrag, as a pay for da tools razzballer (no, thank you), looks like I’ll finish in first and get a first round bye in two keeper leagues.

Looking to make some moves in preparation of week 2.

A. Other than at Colorado and vs Baltimore, any other destination/opponents we should be looking to stack against?

B. Flip question, Other than Miami or at San Diego (and Seattle? Sf?), any teams we should be looking to stream against?

C. There is no C

Thanks Boba Bae aka Fantasy Master Lothario

PS my long commute was empty without you (and Ralph) – why no podcast?

Pps I thought it weird that pss was a thing but I guess it’s more common than pps

Ppps I was at the dodger game on Saturday and it is tough to see kenley close games. Ugh!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Member Berries
2 years ago

A/B. I’d just use hittertron and streamerrton. Milwaukee is obviously hitter friendly and yes, San Fran, Seattle, Miami are pitcher friendly but I don’t know where everyone’s playing next week and the bots do.