Lance Lynn had to shave his beard to play for the Yankees, because the Yankees are fascists.  I wish Giancarlo would grow a mustache as giant FU.  What, are they going to bench him until he shaves?  Actually, Giancarlo should carve an F and a U in both of his sideburns.  That would be such a 1970’s move.  You could see Willie Stargell, high as a kite, being like, “Carve, ‘Down with Whitey’ in my sideburns.”  Little did we know a clean-shaven Lynn would be an all-new pitcher, throwing 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, ERA at 4.58.  Prior to the trade, here’s the Twins pitching coach talking to the bullpen catcher, “Do you think Lynn might be dragging his right side a little bit because of all that facial hair?”  “I don’t know, but Sasquatches have been deemed the new sexy ‘It Thing,’ so who’s to argue?”  Yesterday, we saw more of Lynn (literally and figuratively) of what made him a solid starter in St. Louis for many years.  His season numbers are still garbage but, if nothing else, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start.  If he can command his pitches, he could have a solid final seven weeks.  It’s all about The Art of Shaving two walks off his rate.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

J.A. Happ – Will return on Thursday from Hand, Mouth and Foot Disease.  If this disease hits one more person, you know what that will mean, right?  Hand, Foot and Mouth Diseapocalypse.

Aaron Judge – Hasn’t resumed swinging a bat.  Don’t think that means he’s refusing to ‘Do The Batusi.’

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .279.  Elon Musk Computer, “So, they got Gleyber for Aroldis, but now they have Aroldis?  Beep boop bop.  Does not compute.  This sounds worst than Grimes’ music.”

Eloy Jimenez – There was a report yesterday that said Eloy was “really close” to joining the White Sox.  First off, of course, he’s “really close.”  If someone in the White Sox organization said he wasn’t “really close,” they should have their head examined.  He’s hitting near-.375 with home runs every eighth at-bat in Triple-A.  He’s close?  Really?  Ya think?  Second off, the White Sox “really close” and our “really close” may not be the same thing.  Their “really close” likely means September, as they prepare for him to start the year with the club next year.  Third off, there’s no third off.  Fourth off, this is strictly an arbitration issue.  Fifth off, he’s ownable in every league in case he’s called up, but I wouldn’t drop anyone that valuable to stash him.  Also, Prospector Ralph just gave you his Eloy Jimenez fantasy.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the DL with groin inflammation.  I thought only people grabbing O’Neill in fantasy leagues were getting inflamed groins.  Guess it went both ways.  Like Chinese Fingercuffs.  The Cardinals called up Adolis Garcia, who has some sexy numbers in Triple-A — 21 homers, 10 steals.  Comes with some strikeouts (22.3%) and absolutely no walks (3.8%).  Basically, your standard Cuban raftee.  I grabbed him in one league, because we know how much the Cards like to play Jo-Ma.

Carlos Martinez – Played catch yesterday.  I appreciate that C-Mart wants to get back on the field, but maybe he shouldn’t go to the DL with injuries that take months to heal and pretend like he’s better less than a week later.

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  I’m super off Weaver, but I’m streaming — due to the Stream-o-NatorAustin Gomber, John Gant, and whomever the Cards send out this week vs. the Marlins and Royals.  Who made this Cardinals schedule?  The Ghost of Dave Duncan?

Kyle Barraclough – 1/3 IP, 1 ER.  Bearclaw is a wildly inappropriate nickname for him because he’s putting up anything but donuts.  Yesterday, Javy Guerra got the save, but that was because Steckenrider was already used.  I have to believe in something, so I will choose to believe Steckenrider will get the next save.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I love the new Travis Scott album.  I hate that I love it because he’s dating a Kardashian, and that makes him trash…yet…but…I love the album!  In the same vein, Bauer seems like a total douche, but I love him.

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .252.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 25th homer.  He’s hitting .233 though.  On our Player Rater, it is still Edwin’s race to win between these two in an arbitrary race I just made up, and I don’t think Yonder can catch him, due to counting stats, but I will occasionally highlight this race as we go into the final stretch.

Yu Darvish – Will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.  Darvish will simulate throwing at A-Rod’s head.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and third homer in the last four games and was moved down the order so Jason Heyward could bat third.  If you didn’t know any better, you’d think I made that shizz up.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA on the Cubs is 0.82, which is all we care about because I signed him up for the Grey Albright All-Stars when he was traded.  His next matchup gives me the tiny shakes, but I’m rolling him out there again.  “Let’s go!” screamed like Devin from MTV’s Challenge.  (Not embarrassed at all that I still watch.)

Mike Fiers – Traded to the A’s for cash.  Or maybe cryptocurrency.  The A’s are able to turn every also-ran-slash-has-been-slash-axl, so why not try Fiers?  He had a 3.48 ERA on Detroit, so he’s liable to be a sub-1 ERA starter on the A’s.  Still with a 6-something K/9 though.

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .364.  I own him.  Starting this there.  For the people who can’t wade through my extraneous/extemporaneous/exit-mouth-without-thinking, McNeil is a long-in-his-tooth prospect.  Call him Fangy McDracula.  He has power, and he reminds me of Jeff Kent, but less motorcycling with a mustache.  I don’t know if this will last, Ms. Cleo doesn’t know that.  However, McNeil could, to borrow a term from another New York team, have Maas Appeal.

Jerry Blevins – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 4.08.  The Mess are now leaving the 9th to The Bleev.  You know him, it’s Jerry Blevins as The Bleev.  This just proves what I’ve been saying for weeks.  The Mess do not want Gsellman to get saves.  Likely due to what it’ll do to his arbitration numbers.  My money’s still on Bobby Wahl, but I’m a blogger so I have no money.

George Springer – Hit the DL with a sprained thumb.  The Astros made the only move they could’ve made and recalled… *Kyle Tucker stands in front of the camera waving*  Kyle, could you scooch to the side a little so we can see Derek Fisher?  Thanks!  As I was saying, the Astros made the only move possible and recalled Derek Fisher.  *Kyle Tucker lowers his head, turns around and walks away*  Hey, Kyle, could you stop moping?  You’re ruining Derek Fisher’s morale.

Lance McCullers – Diagnosed with a forearm strain.  Podcaster Ralph and I speak about this on the podcast that’s coming later today, but I’ll just say this, McCullers and I have officially parted company.  Good luck to him in his future endeavors, but I am covering my “I Love McCullers” Trapper Keeper with a brown paper bag.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.81 vs. Dereck Rodriguez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.34.  This matchup was billed as “Morton’s salt of the earth pitching vs. Pudge Rodriguez’s salty discharge that became a major league pitcher.”  Salty Smudge Rodriguez has been talked about a bunch of times previously.  I will say this, I will start just about anyone in San Fran, and play away games by ear.

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th inning.  No way he stays in the 8th inning very long if he pitches effectively.  The Astros didn’t take on a whole load of stress for a setup man.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in the last five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Will Smith – 1 IP, 3 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 1.98.  Invariably, when a closer (Strickland in this case) is due back sooner vs. later, the fill-in guy begins to choke.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.11 vs. Zack Godley – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Frequent commenter, Malicious Phenoms, mentioned this yesterday, but, on Sunday, there were more one-run games than any other day in baseball history.  Then, yesterday, there was no offense.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  The Guatemalan seamstresses who sew the baseballs extra tight for offense are a part of the resistance and sewing the baseballs just a tad bit looser.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Great, now you’re making Gabe Kapler think he’s smart for using a 17-man bullpen as the Phils closer.

Mike Trout – Received a cortisone shot to his wrist.  1st thought bubble, “Cortisone is a form of steroids.”  2nd thought bubble, “Trout is on steroids.”  3rd thought bubble, “Mike Trout will become Roy Hobbs hitting the cover off a baseball.”

Shohei Ohtani – Nearing mound work.  Glad he was able to get into the grounds crew union–*intern whispers in my ear*  He’s going to pitch?  With a UCL tear?  This should be interesting.

Nick Tropeano – Left yesterday’s game with shoulder tightness.  Not to fear, the Angels acquired trainers from the Mets and can fix any pitcher!  Angels trainer, “This will only hurt for a minute.”  Angels trainer kickstarts a chainsaw.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and his 1st homer in almost a month.  How about a sequel to the Will Smith (not the Giants closer)/Kevin James magnificent Hitch?  In it, The Greek God of Hard Contact meets with Will Smith and Smith teaches Castellanos to put a hitch in his swing so he uppercuts once in a freakin’ while.

David Dahl – 2-for-4 as he started yesterday while Chazz Noir got the night off.  I like Dahl, and grabbed him yesterday for this game, but the second I see the Rockies bench Dahl for someone else, I will be dropping him.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.98, and his 32nd save.  Mean’s while, Seung-hwan Oh (1 IP, 0 ER, 1 K) worked the 8th.  Oh, K, but Wade is still the man.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  In a display of my pants acorns…To show the seeded watermelons in my slacks…To reveal my turnips that are turned down, I streamed Freeland.  *makes manic gestures like an early Jim Carrey*  I have exorcised the demon!  Also, Freeland’s home ERA is below 2.50, so what the hey.  I’m keeping him on my team for another start too.  I just don’t care!

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Though, your turned-down turnips beat mine if you streamed Musgrove in Coors.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Acquired by the Pirates.   Some people would look at the Pirates and think about ways to improve the hitting.  The Pirates look at their club and think, “How can we find a shortstop who hits worse than Jordy Mercer?”

Mike Zunino – 3-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting .204.  That one year (last year) when he hit for a halfway decent average feels like it happened so long ago Sammy Sosa was still black.

Robinson Cano – Began a minor league assignment in anticipation of his return on August 14th.  Cano said without PEDs, “It feels like swinging a pool noodle in a giant bowl of Jell-o.”

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Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Might be too late but I own Minter and Knebel as closers 12tm redraft H2H cats.. use 1 of 13 moves to spec add Maddon as Was closer or meh

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team h2h OBP limited season moves (budget)

1. Top 3 SP options from this group: D. Rodriguez, Gibson, Eflin, Chacin, Musgrove, Holland, Glasnow, Cahill

2. Hold Haniger or drop for: Bauers, Aguilar, Chapman, Dickerson, Conforto, Souza, Cargo

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Bad day to have the ol’ Tepera-Giles handcuff.

Tinman95
Tinman95
4 years ago

Who would you take over Muncy if his value plummets?

Souza Jr
K. Marte
Mancini
Ahmed

Tinman95
Tinman95
Reply to  Tinman95
4 years ago

@Tinman95: Diaz
Sano

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
4 years ago

DeJong or Villar

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Carpenter hits 30th home run today and to think I picked him up off the wavier wire.

On another team I need a 1st baseman. My choices-Sano, Yuli, Belt, Mancini, Cron, Pearce, Bell and Slater. Who would you choose.

Thanks

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Osuna now droppable? (Rondon apparently to remain Houston closer), right?
And Ceveland also now a 50:50 arrangement. Who to drop — Hand, Leclerc, Yates.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Jeez, why is the SON hating on Mike Mont today? Line-up full of RH hitters? Royals are shit.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Same as I used to feel about Chone Figgins haha. I never owned him but that bastard never did the right thing by me, ever.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team redraft with NA slot

1) Drop Victor Robles to continue holding Kyle Tucker, or vice versa?

2) I want to pick up/stream some pitchers and I’ve got too many hitters so I need to drop one or two of these guys. Is this rank correct from best to most droppable?

Desmond, Healy, Puig

Thanks in advance.

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

5×5 OBP

Need SS help with chris Taylor getting bounced from everyday duty

Adalberto mondesi, Tim beckham, Andrelton

JC
JC
4 years ago

Pitch Pivetta in AZ Tonight?

JC
JC
Reply to  JC
4 years ago

Sorry for the duplicate. The first time I did it didn’t show up. Then when I put the second one , it came up twice
Thank for the advice!

JC
JC
4 years ago

Pitch Pivetta in AZ tonight?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

ROS bench bat in deep roto – Kiermaier or Dahl?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My man

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Anyone hear what happened to Max Fried Potato’s?

Stat line looks good.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He takes a line drive off the pitching arm and strains his groin? I guess you can only have oblique or groin injuries this season.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Went and played golf with my older brother today. I’m not the greatest golfer (e.g., high-80s), but he is awful. He hit’s the ball in the woods or the water almost every hole and never counts his penalty strokes. He always keeps score and miraculously wins at the end. Call him out, or, just let it ride?

In unrelated news…I got a two-week bye in the 1st round of the playoffs in my 12-team keeper league. I currently have 5 closers (i.e., Treinen, Rondon, Hand, Allen, and LeClerc). I can’t have 5 closers and be able to compete in IP and QS as other teams will be streaming. Who’s the drop?

Mahalo!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I always let it ride. Thanks for the advice.

fleeced
fleeced
4 years ago

Drop Belt, Devers, Moncada or Sano for Jeff McNeil?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

I’m in a 15 team roto keeper – SP is crazy thin on the wire and I just lost McCullers – what are your thoughts on the Reds calling up Stephenson?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

I know you touched on it above (as well as in couple comments), but 12-team deep bench league; do you hold McCullers?

Have 3x DL Slots and they’re currently occupied by: W. Ramos, A. Wood, & H. Strickland

Does he have a chance to start again before Fantasy playoffs?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dancin Homer
4 years ago

@Dancin Homer: Lose Strickland and DL Lance.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Would you drop McCullers or as @Cram It states above, drop Strickland and move McCullers to the DL?

Thanks again

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dancin Homer
4 years ago

@Dancin Homer: He said he would drop him. Honestly, it’s not going to matter. They’ll both be useless if they return for a month.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

Got it; thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Appreciate the help as always

CrazyJ
CrazyJ
4 years ago

I feel like I’m in European Vacation… god I miss April/May Wade

Connor
Connor
4 years ago

Was offered 5 DL guys (Springer, Bryant, Myers, McCullers and Carlos Martinez) for Freeman and Weaver.

I take that right? I have an open DL spot. I’m in 2nd & 11.5 games ahead of 5th to make playoffs.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Read that the ‘Stros are saying Springer could be back in the 10 days after further evaluation. Would you still trade Springer to get Soto in a this season only standard roto league?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Soto over Acuna too?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Ok, I’m now the proud owner of Soto after giving up Springer.

Would you flip Soto to get Hoskins or hold?

It’s a standard 5×5 roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG) this year only league. I’m in 1st overall by a decent margin. In 2nd place in HR and RBI, but only down by 1 and 5 in those categories.

My lineup:

C Molina
1B Freeman
2B Baez
3B Arenado
SS Lindor
OF Trout, Betts, Benintendi, Soto
UTIL Goldy, Bregman

My 3 bench spots are occupied with pitchers.

elguaponerte
elguaponerte
4 years ago

Was offered Lindor and Bumgarner for Trout and Kimbrel. Considering Trout injury, which side do you prefer ROS? 18 team mixed, roto, re draft. Thanks!

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

Thanks to your advice I’m in the enviable position of not being sure which serviceable pitcher to drop in my favorite/ most competitive league. It’s an offense-heavy 12 team H2H and I’m right in the hunt for the last playoff spot. Given the format I’ve decided that I need another bench bat.

Who would you drop first of: Kyle Gibson, Kevin Gausman, or Pivetta? I’m leaning Gibson.

Thanks!

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

Hey Grey – working on a trade where I would be shipping one of my potential final keeper options in a keep-7 forever league.

Out of the below SPs, who would you want to keep as your 1 pitcher keeper (my other 6 keepers are top bats)?

$11 Clevinger
$3 Mikolas
$4 Eflin
$13 Ray

Thanks.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

Arenado or Benintendi/Soto in a 14-team, keep 6 forever, OBP/SLG league?

Is it close?

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: as a follow up, which set of keepers would you rather have:

Harper
Stanton
Bryant
Benintendi
Soto
Hoskins or Torres or Bogaerts or T.Bauer

OR

Arenado
Harper
Stanton
Bryant
Hoskins
Torrws
Torres or Bogaerts or T.Bauer

Kline
Kline
4 years ago

Dynasty points league: Jake Lamb for Randal Grichuk and Trevor Cahill?

Ryan Doumit
Ryan Doumit
4 years ago

Yankees can grow staches, just like your bold beautiful one (Munson, Mattingly, Gossage and the great Sal Fasano… to name a few). It’s all the other stuff that needs to be in check.

Reese
Reese
4 years ago

12 team mixed keeper 5×5 roto would you give Rizzo for devers and Gleyber Torres? Very low values for all three guys.

JP
JP
4 years ago

Currently rotating between Hicks/Dickerson in my OF

Would you trade either of those for Posey?

Gattis is my current catcher

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Lost in the talk of Kapler’s maddening moves is his decision to play his left fielder super deep with one out, no one on, and a one run lead in the 9th with Escobar at the plate. His no doubles defense turned what quite possibly would’ve been an easy fly out into a double that ended up scoring later and tying the game.

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

@Grey: Andy Green does this as well. It’s the ninth, get the outs. How many times have you watched a game, and breathed a sigh of relief due to the no doubles defense? Probably not many, if any.

No doubles and bringing the infield in need to be used more sparingly. Hit probability is significantly increased when you play these kamikaze defenses.

Caster Antonio
Caster Antonio
4 years ago

ROS D-Rod or Eovaldi

mike
mike
4 years ago

What’s your feelings on Glasnow for rest of year and as a keeper for next year? In a saves league, would you rather have Glasnow or Steckenrider for rest of year and as a keeper?

Andre
Andre
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Drop Barraclaugh for Steckenrider, Gsellman, or Leclerc?

Thanks!

GabeMania
GabeMania
4 years ago

RoS Pivetta or Gausman

Scott Griffith
Scott Griffith
4 years ago

10 team head to head points league. I trade Jose Martinez and receive bauers-TB ?

Derrick
Derrick
4 years ago

McHugh (guessing that he starts the rest of August) or Cahill in a points league where Wins are valued heavily?

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Plucked Lynn off waivers for $1 for the 2 start week. Just need to survive a trip to Arlington for the best 1-week pick up of the year.

omar
omar
4 years ago

8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. 1 year keeper, 3 players max.

Got a doozie… Received this ridiculous trade offer (all of your guys for all of my guys).

Give: Lindor, Sale, Bregman, Osuna, Andujar, Gallo
Get: TROUT, Judge, Severino, Giles, Andrus, Kinsler

Comfortably in 1st place (15 points). Trade is coming from the guy in 2nd. Basically it’s a trade about keepers. I can still give up all of that and more than likely win the league.

Here’s the dilemma. I’m set at keepers for next year – Jo-Ram, Sale, and one of Bregman, Khrush, or Bauer. That is the best ‘keepable’ trio of any team in the league, by a decent margin. The trade partner’s current best players are Mookie and Gleyber. The rest is trash. By accepting, I’d be boosting up his squad for next year (he’d probably keep Lindor and Sale to go along with Mookie). But then again, I’d have Trout, Jo-Ram, and either Judge or Sevvy, so I’d be in a good spot going in as well.

I know everyone says you always take Trout. Never owned him; actually never had him even offered in a trade. But I’m giving a king’s ransom. Is he that valuable to have control of for 1.25 years that I make more competition for myself next year? Or am I good just holding?

Erik
Erik
4 years ago

I started Arrieta, Morton and D. Rodriguez yesterday and came away with 0 wins. I just am not living right.

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Erik
4 years ago

@Erik: Do ratios and k’s count ?

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
4 years ago

Sorry I can’t tune in for the podcast.
Do you think it’s peacock or mchugh up for McCullers?

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: worth owning?

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

Hey Gray,

What sort of production do you think we can expect from Cano once he’s back? Is he no a clear pickup across all formats, or do you think playing time and rust make him not worth the headache? Looking at dropping Smoak or Devers to grab him.

Thanks!

Walfritz
Walfritz
4 years ago

ROS Gausman or D-Rod

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Time to drop Muncy?

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
4 years ago

Dietrich or Trumbo

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Need 2 ROS

Heaney
Gausman
Kahill

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: What’s wrong with Heaney ? 3.75/1.13 and 116 k’s in 122 innings 116 ks/32 walks. Been just fine for my best team in NFBC.

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I know Gausman’s on Atl., but I still prefer Heaney over him and Cahill. But I guess different strokes.
Now if Stras can give me 8 quality starts, I may be able to make a run at #1 in the OLC. Was down by less than 600 points starting this week. AA Yankees. Also Breakdown. Also Runnin Down a Dream. All 3 top 25.

fausto
fausto
4 years ago

T.Anderson or J.Villar ROS?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey (and Rudy), I see that SON has Forrest Whitley listed to start on 8/10. Haven’t seen any news of a call up, does SON know something I don’t?

Acuna Matata
Acuna Matata
4 years ago

Grey – Another amazing write-up, Razzball is my go-to resource every season. Thank you for all you do.

I am having a hard time deciding keepers for next year… Yahoo 12 team forever keeper OPS and SV/Holds league (I have to keep 10)

C – Molina
1B – Gurriel
1B – Merrifield
2B – Gennett
2B – Castro
3B – Machado
3B – Rendon
SS – Turner
SS – Correa
OF – Stanton
OF – Blackmon
OF – Acuna
OF – Soto
Util – Eaton / Brantley

SP – Scherzer, Kluber, Kershaw, Snell, Eovaldi, Fulmer
RP – Chapman, Boxberger, Norris, Minter, Bradley, Barnes, Trivino, W Smith, Giles

Your thoughts?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Acuna Matata
4 years ago

@Acuna Matata: Acuna Matata!

My $0.02…

Soto, Acuna, Blackmon, Stanton, Correa, Turner, Machado, Scherzer, Kluber and Chapman

On the bubble…Rendon, Kershaw

Cheers,
Ante

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

Yeah, ditto! I wish I had that problem. But kudos to Acuna Matata for great drafting and acquisitions.

Cheers,
Ante

Acuna Matata
Acuna Matata
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks for the advice Grey and Ante, I agree it is a great position to be in.

I was leaning towards the Rendon over Chapman/Kershaw but its hard to not want Chapmans saves/ratios.

bill_14
bill_14
4 years ago

What up Grey

Villar or Devers ros?
Thanks

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I would say it is needs based. SB/runs = Villar, HR/RBI = Devers.

Personally, I feel like Devers is not going to go through a whole season without a good reasonably long power streak, and he has not really had one yet.

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

With McCullers Hurt

Who replaces him… Peacock or McHugh or minor league player

jose
jose
4 years ago

Morning Grey!

1. For those of us that started Musgrove last night at Coors, I’m not sure it’s our turned-down turnips we should be comparing, but maybe instead it should be our mashed potato brains for A. Thinking it was a good idea to start Musgrove at Coors, B. Having too many teams to realize we started Musgrove at Coors (Guilty!), C. You already know there is no C. Dodged a bullet there. Glad I didn’t notice I started him until I checked my teams this morning.

2. Briefly mentioned above, but would you start Glasnow tonight vs. BAL? SON says it’s a double digit yes based on the K/9.

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, just needed that extra push.

James Bolger
James Bolger
4 years ago

Streamonater has Forest Whitley starting for HOU on Thurs 8/10. I don’t see that info anywhere else. Can you provide any insight?

Daze
Daze
4 years ago

Grey
Souza or Mancini ROS
Thanks

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

ROS for W and K without murdered ratios . . . Lynn over Hendricks?

Dante
Dante
4 years ago

When Puig inevitably goes back on the DL later today, who’s the add out of this list:

Braun
Trumbo
Bader
Bauers
Pederson
Piscotty
Nimmo
Verdugo (if he comes in)

thanks

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Is Eloy the best prospect to grab for September in your opinion? Is he worth a stash in a league where I have 13 moves left. My batting order is great and my pitching decent. I’m thinking I stash him.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: I [email protected]Justin Ralph: I would be putting Ed Rod on the DL to make the move so no drop required.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ok Thanks. What about Vlad Jr?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So you don’t feel he’s worth stashing right now? Too many unknowns?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Lance
4 years ago

Speaking for all the Lances of the world, I can confirm your title is correct, Grey.

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey
Im leading in saves – got Rodney, Rondon, Hader, Smith and LeClerc. Picked up Blevins this morning but i dont feel great about it. (and obviously dont know what the Mets are doing)
Is he worth holding, or use the spot to stream a guy like Heaney (vs Det)or Chase Anderson (vs SD):?
Thanks my friend

M C
M C
4 years ago

McCullers a definite drop for a streamer (nothing great available, but something is better than nothing )…?

Sorry if this is a repeat question. Had to skip thru the comments, and wont be able to listen to podcast!!

Thanks

Tinman95
Tinman95
4 years ago

It sounds like Ed-Rod is progressing. Would you stash him and drop one of the following to do so?

Gausman
Heaney
Jon Gray
Musgrove

NH
NH
4 years ago

Which two would you pick for ROS?

The following players got dropped in the league last night.

Joey Gallo, Manuel Margot, Aaron Altherr, Tucker Barnhart, Ervin Santana, Ender Inciarte,
Justin Bour, Matt Chapman, Avisail Garcia, Eric Thamas

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  NH
4 years ago

@NH: I’m taking Avisail and Inciarte but it depends what you need, man. These guys do different things.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

I know, I need to know in which league all of those players became available in one night!

In my H2H league a bottom feeder no chance for the playoffs made a trade to my closest competition

My competition gets – Kershaw and Votto

My competition gives – Travis Shaw (not to confuse him with the Tribe pitcher who now has more value than Shaw after the acquisition of Schoop), Carlos Santana (not bad, as good as Votto), Alex Wood (on the DL) and Berrios (arm fatigue)

Not complaining but that’s a landslide for the Kershaw side. In fact, Kershaw is worth all of those guys put together plus my competition gets to pick up 2 more off waivers. And of course, the bottom feeder’s team featured an illegal lineup and of course he didn’t make any changes and his team will score 0 points for this week’s matchup.

What were we talking about?

Cheers,
Ante

Seth Swirsky
Seth Swirsky
4 years ago

Start Vargas tonight @home vs. the Votto-less Reds? SON has him as $16.3.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Seth Swirsky
4 years ago

@Seth Swirsky: Saw that….Grabbed him in one league where my ERA already sucks. Probably 5 IP 5 ER

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
4 years ago

P. DeJong – do you think its just a bad year or last year was a fluke is there still upside

The Great Knoche
Reply to  mrbaseball
4 years ago

@mrbaseball: Dude was hurt and has 7 HRs in 184 ABs. That’s about a 20 HR season if you project out. I would guess that’s his norm, but could be more if he’s still playing hurt.

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Would you drop Cody Allen for Drew Steckenrider in a Saves league? Also, it’s a keeper league and Allen would be too expensive to keep.

Doug Bandola
Doug Bandola
4 years ago

Hey Grey, great article as always. In a H2H league and need some advice on my utility spot. Have Joc Pederson, Michael Taylor, and Matt Adams. Who should I go with? The platoon is killing me and are facing 4 lefties this week.

chicagodrew29
chicagodrew29
4 years ago

Thanks for everything you do everyday it’s truly amazing. Which three do you think hits the most homeruns ROS:

J. Ramirez
M. Sano
I. Happ
J. Baez
C. Correa
E. Suarez
M. Betts
M. Carpenter

Starz
Starz
4 years ago

Who’s start do you like more this weekend: Lynn vs. Texas or Musgrove @ San Fran?

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Is it finally time to send Hosmer to a farm upstate???
His SLG%(.320) over the last month is usually where his AVG sits. (insert puke emoji)

Cron and Bauers are available.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Mike
4 years ago

@Mike: Dropped him a month ago.

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
would you start Taillion in Colorado tonight
He has been pitching well but he is due for a blow up
Thanks

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  alps
4 years ago

@alps: I’m also tempted to start him @col since the Rockies haven’t scored more than 4 runs in their last 8 home games.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Great write up Grey!

I streamed Lynn so thank you Razzball and SON!

Trying to consolidate and upgrade keepers. Please rank in order of best dynasty keepers:

Harper, Benintendi, Judge, Hoskins, Albies

Thanks!
LG

Starz
Starz
Reply to  LG Baseball
4 years ago

@LG Baseball:
Judge, Harper, Beny, Hoskins, Albies?

Depends which Harper we’re getting I suppose.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LG Baseball
4 years ago

@LG Baseball: I’d rank ’em in your order.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LG Baseball
4 years ago

@LG Baseball: Actually, I’m taking Hoskins ahead of Judge.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  LG Baseball
4 years ago

@LG Baseball: Harper, Hoskins, Judge, Benny, Albies

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks all!

Zim
Zim
4 years ago

Good morning,
Eloy, McCullers, Taillon, Moncada… how would you rank in a keeper league?
Appreciate any feedback!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Zim
4 years ago

@Zim: Hitters first…Eloy, Moncada

Zim
Zim
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Thanks. This would be my 8th and final keeper. Eloy would be fun to keep, and my only concern is keeping only one SP. My others are Freeman, Correa, Bregman, Vlad, Acuña, Bellinger, and Nola.

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

12 Team, need innings, QS 6×6

Start Pivetta (+3.4) @ARI?

Also, Hitter tron has Trumbo as (-18.4) against Glasnow; gotta figure Glasnow only goes a few innings tho. Start Trumbo or sit?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bk
4 years ago

@Bk: I’m starting Pivetta.

Trumbo or ?

Bk
Bk
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Or bench and save the starts. Limited games allowed for batters, so benching guys with bad matchups helps to keep pace.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bk
4 years ago

@Bk: I don’t worry about games limit with 2 months left. Unless you’re like games over I guess.

Troy
Troy
4 years ago

I also cut Mcullers. It’s been a long love affair with the usual roller coaster of feelings. In the end his it’s just too painful to continue, for him not me. I’ve moved on to glasnow and fully expect him to do the second half implosion Mcullers was prepared to.

bigbear
bigbear
4 years ago

Are we starting:
Rich Hill @ OAK
Manaea vs LAD

Thinking yes on both accounts. Though I’m not comfortable with either…

The Great Knoche
Reply to  bigbear
4 years ago

@bigbear: Why wouldn’t you. Is anyone ever truly comfortable?

bigbear
bigbear