The Cardinals never not produce prospects out of nowhere.  Double negatives don’t not be damned.  Or is that be damned?  There’s likely hundreds if not thousands (maybe five or six) prospects that have come out of nowhere for the Cardinals.  The big one I can think of is Albert Pujols.  Pujols was originally signed as the 402nd pick overall and turned down an offer of $10,000 to play instead in the National Baseball Congress, against Dick Gephardt and Nancy Pelosi.  Finally, he signed with the Cardinals when no one else wanted him.  We know how that turned out.  Jason Motte was a 19th round selection in 2003, and he was still closing games this year (though for the Cubs).  In 2001, the Cards drafted a little known shortstop, Michael J. Fox, in the last round and he had a fine career in sitcoms and starring film roles.  So, Thomas Pham was drafted in the 16th round of 2006 and came up with little fanfare.  “Little fanfare?”  No way, this is St. Louis baseball, we have the best fans yadda whatever!  Pham was considered a fringe prospect at best and a Thai beef salad at worst.  Could’ve Pham just got lost in the shuffle?  In 2014, he had 10 HRs, 20 SBs, hitting .324 in Triple-A.  Then, with no room to play in the majors, he went back to Triple-A this year and hit 6 HRs with 9 SBs and a .327 average in 48 games.  He’s likely more interesting in fantasy than real baseball, but, guess what, you numbnuts, we’re talking about fantasy.  For 2016 fantasy baseball, I could see him being a 14 HR, 25 SB, .280 hitter, who gets a huge boost if he stays at the top of the order as he’s been doing thus far.  For right now, Pham’s hitting near-.400 in the last week, and taking this back to the beginning with Pujols, he’s in the two-hole with his Phamy jewels.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

J.T. Realmuto – This is funny (not funny in the least).  I went looking for a catcher to stream and saw Realmuto was hitting well, so I was like, “Okay, I’ll grab him.  Dot dot dot.  If he’s starting today.  Let’s wait to see.”  I dot dot dot’d Realmuto on a short schedule day, so obviously he’s not a terrific option, but he has been hitting a little.

Greg Bird – You know what would be awesome?  If every time Bird came up to bat, the drummer from Birdman played in the first row.

Travis Shaw – You know what would be awesome?  If every time Shaw came up to bat, Meg White played the drums in the first row.  Ya know, cause.

Justin Bour – Today will go down in history as the greatest day ever to pick up a free agent 1st baseman.  .07% better than July 17th, 2004.

Steve Pearce – All of these 1st basemen free agents have me slamming my hand against the shower wall like I’m Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.

Mitch Moreland – I could make a whole team of just 1st basemen (with Goldy and Edwin and Rizzo and, okay, some of these waiver guys too).

Eddie Rosario – Well, we had some corner men at least.  2nd base pickups are barren like my Cougar’s– Need for a better man.  What did you think I was going to say?  C’mon!

Jed Lowrie – Been hot schmotato’ing a little something, though not sure if the emphasis is on little or something.

Jedd Gyorko – If the next name on this list is Jeddd, the universe will collapse on itself and the Mayans will be right to have sold all of their possessions on eBay at a deep discount.

Erick Aybar – Has been leading off and hitting, which is more than I can say for you.  Sorry to make it personal.

Khris Davis – He has 17 homers in the 2nd half, the eighth most in the majors, tied with Edwin Encarnacion, and two homers in front of Bryce Harper.  Davis is also owned in only 43% of leagues.  Oh. *leaves to have car washed, gets to car wash and it starts raining, heads home, waits three days, heads back to the car wash, has car washed*  Kay.

Angel Pagan – I grabbed Angel in one league where I need steals and a miracle.  Figured I covered both with one pick up.

Domingo Santana – I just thought of something that’s tangentially related (like 98% of everything I write).  Could fantasy baseballers (<– my mom’s term!) be taking so long to grab Davis and Domingo because they play on a bad team?  Guys and five girl readers, the Brewers are awful.  Their pitching.  They also play in a great hitters’ park.  *checking Brewers schedule*  Okay, so they’re not home anymore, but Sunday Santana and Davis have still been hitting.

Ender Inciarte – This is interesting (kinda interesting in how uninteresting it is), Ender is owned in 48% of ESPN leagues.  He’s owned in 87% of Razzball leagues.  So, I’m preaching to the choir on owning Ender with Kirk Cameron yelling amen.

Andrew Heaney – These are straight Stream-o-Nator picks like when the Stream-o-Nator picks up Hitter-Tron from a night in the drunk tank.

Kris Medlen – Okay, not straight SON picks.  Medlen gets a bad dollar value for his Saturday start, but I could see still streaming him.  For at least a win, which is not the same as for the win!

Roenis Elias – Jumping to Monday for this streamer, because Sunday is a mess for streamers.  If you’re desperate on Sunday, I’d go Chacin in Petco, but you might also be chasin’ that with a bottle of whiskey.

Jake Peavy – I’d start him every time at home, and he gets the Dodgers at home on Monday.  The Dodgers hitting doesn’t really scare me, especially not with Mattingly managing them.  “Rollins brings two gimpy legs, diminishing skills and experience that Seager can’t begin to understand.”

Kevin Jepsen – There’s a chance Jepsen could see saves until the end of the year with Perkins looking a bit wonky.  There’s also a chance Jepsen doesn’t see another save.

Darren O’Day – If you needed saves, then O’Happy Day… *pulls out Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart-style megaphone*  RIGHT?!

Neftali Feliz – If you need saves and grab O’Day and Neftali, then O’Feliz Day…*pulls out…*  Hey, anyone see my megaphone?  I just had it.  Also, in Detroit, Alex Wilson might get saves, so act accordingly like Lawrence Welk.

SELL

Any Starter That Doesn’t Have A Good Final Matchup – Don’t do a “Find” on your team page for “Any Starter That.”  He’s not an actual player.  This is self-explanatory.  There’s no time left in the season to be waiting on a guy that gets, say, the Blue Jays next.  I’d even look at cutting top arms after their next to last start if they’re headed to the playoffs.  Greinke, for unstints (that’s how I spell it now), could only go a few innings in his final start.  Or get skipped completely.  Gerrit Cole may pitch a full game tonight, but then only three innings in his final start.  You, more or less, need to think of every pitcher as a streamer from here until the end.

Any Hitter That Is Cold Or Day-To-Day With An Injury – The Astros are saying Carlos Gomez is going to return.  Swell, but you’re goofy in the coconut if you’re waiting around for him.  Matt Holliday’s back, which is the start of every article ever written about him since it pertains to him returning from injury or his sore back.  It’s all good, KMD’s Mr. Hood, but you can drop him.  There’s no time to be waiting around for cold hitters either.  Kipnis sure had a great 1st half.  Are you playing fantasy in a DeLorean?  Who cares!  Cut him!  I really liked what Adam Jones brought this year in its inverse, and I’d lose him with the quickness of a thousand monkey-fighting ninjas.  Today, is your Independence Day from cold players, so don a Benjamin Franklin wig and start losing guys!

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herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. which closet to start where all i need is saves.

ramos – 3 @ tb, 3 @ phi
ross – 4 @ nyy, 3 @ cle

thanks.

John
John
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: imo ramos

John
John
6 years ago

pagan fowler Parker rosario melky e.escobar ozuna inciarte

FINALS? 5×5 h2h Top 1 or 2? Doesnt really matter but opponent has rizzo and bryant if that does affect thoughts.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John: gotta be inciarte with how much of a inciarte party he threw today. damn escobar would be 2nd if only he batted better than 7-9th. probably pagan next.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
6 years ago

in one of the leagues where i’m still playing for better than 3rd place (H2H), OPS, net steals, K’s and BB’s for batters. 2 catcher
beef welinton (gone damn cold)
ramos
rizzo
delino
son of donald
reyes
CI rendon
MI walker
LF upton
CF marte
RF coglhan
OF pillar
util dickerson
BN k.davis/lowrie
I had grabbed reyes and walker for COL last week, now walker hasn’t done anything for a while, and reyes barely plays. Also Coghlan is now my only RF left (used to have soler/avisail and heyward earlier in year when he was awful). Gotta use some of my 8 moves per week to fix this up.
These sound about right
1. drop reyes for jose ram (finally getting playing time at 3B doing well)
2. drop walker or coghlan for which of parker (SF)/altherr/hicks?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: since my only other leagues i have hicks i either leave him in CF slot or i missed playoffs entirely i forgot he got his RF.

Dukeg
Dukeg
6 years ago

What are we doing with justin upton and Adam jones this next week?

Dukeg
Dukeg
Reply to  Dukeg
6 years ago

@Dukeg: inciarte or Pham?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: honestly have no idea whats going on in real baseball. which teams may rest usual starters (hitters and pitchers) this week?

Bjoankles
Bjoankles
6 years ago

You like Ross or Feliz more

Suzu
Suzu
6 years ago

Drop cron for bird?

Saucy
Saucy
6 years ago

Realmuto or lucroy

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Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Saucy
6 years ago

@Saucy: can’t be sure of lucroy’s playing time, even at 1st only. lind still there and already he’s only played 1/2 of the days at 1st. i did grab lucroy in a 14 teamer, but only since my other options were injury cases like jiggle perineum arencibia or mccann DET. and even lucroy with 1 pinch hit and 1 whole game every 2 days is better than that.

Dtrain
Dtrain
6 years ago

Arenado getting me into the championship in two leagues from his last two days

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
6 years ago

It finally happened! Bryce Harper and Papelbon fought in the dugout! Totally saw that coming.

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: The best part was that Dipshit Matt Williams put Papelbon in the game after the fight!

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Come over and check out what Nick and I shared and if you haven’t listened to the album I linked you should check it out. Ive been on it for a few months now.

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

@Grey: thanks, and happy sunday before final sunday

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

@Grey: My failing offensese everywhere is killing me. Braun shut down hurt real bad

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

@Grey: He makes me more confident, I know Ive ben missing, I thnk waiting on people killed me, I still have a week to take it back from Rudy

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

@Grey: Domingo is all up in my head

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

I’m confident I’ll beat him, this will be one hell of a finish

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

aaaaaaaaah, I see now, this is you being my motivational coach. Gotcha.

Fish
Fish
6 years ago

So this Pham thing isn’t quite working out this weekend.
It’s more like a Sham…. Am I right?!?!?

Endershadow
Endershadow
6 years ago

14 team dynasty, we keep 23 plus 10 minor leaguers. Tulo/Belt/Street/Perkins are taking up spots and I’m in 1st, 3 games up.

I don’t think it’ll come down to an extra reliever, but how do I decide whether to drop Perkins for a better NSVH option like Strop?

Colton
Colton
6 years ago

Piscotty or Braun for the week?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Colton
6 years ago

@Colton: Not the one who’s shut down for the year.

Colton
Colton
Reply to  hondo
6 years ago

@hondo:
haha fair enough.

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

By the same logic as Liriano should I be concerned with Arrieta’s [email protected] on Friday?? Would he possibly sit or have a shortened outing in prep for the wildcard game vs Pit on either Mon or Tues ?? I am not sure when the game would be scheduled

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I guess that is a big issue with weekly lineups especially this time of year. This is a $$ league that lost Stanton & still hanging on to 1st place most of the year.
Current plan is to start Arrieta, Stras, Corbin, & Carrasco …only other viable options would be Liriano & Tomlin. I guess all I can really do is check the most recent news tomorrow before the lineup deadline.

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Yesterday you recommended starting Tomlin next week vs Min (SON 16.6). after his terrible outing yesterday against KC would you still start him? Or are either Corbin vs COL (24.4) or Liriano vs Cin (22.5) better options?? Liriano obviously pitched a gem but he has had some rough outings as well lately.
Thanks again for the daily humor & fantasy wisdom

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Makes sense …thanks again

Stop
Stop
6 years ago

Tied 4 – 4 in sb, down 1 home run, up 5 RBI and .15 in avg who’s the odd man out
Yelich vs atl
Upton vs shields
Adam jones vs Owens
Khris Davis vs lackey
Cron vs iwakuma
Martevs arrieta

Stop
Stop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: you don’t like jones vs lefty Owens?

Boomer19
Boomer19
6 years ago

Hi Grey. Thinking about a possible game 163 which would still count in our weekly league. Which teams are most likely to have an extra game? Thanks. Enjoy the day!

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Pick One
Steve Pearce vs H.Owens in Bos
Hicks vs Wolf in Det
Need Runs, Homers, Avg ….

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks
Whata think of Mat Moore – home vs the fish on Tuesday ?
I could use a win

Booti
Booti
6 years ago

Koehler or Salazar if you had to pick one

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
6 years ago

Logan Verrett or Henry Owens?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
6 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: for a daily stream.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. And thanks for a great year.

Tone DEF
Tone DEF
6 years ago

Ugh – Pham sitting 2 days straight… Not what I need in the last 2 days of my playoff championship. GD!

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Grichuk or Pharm ? I might have to cut Pharm to get him.
I see Pharm is sitting 2 days in a row, Grichuk is starting today.
Need : RunS , Homers and Avg.

ty
ty
6 years ago

I’m thinking about dropping Abreu and rolling with hot lava – Bour. Abreu has been meh at the end of the year. Should I roll with the hot hand?

Silky
Silky
6 years ago

Losing these 3 cat. Down .1 innings 59.2-60 pitched up 1 hit allowed. 54-53. Down 35-39 RBI overall down 7-10
He has no starters today just Kimbrel and melancon as relievers. I have Salazar @kc and Koehler vs Atlanta on my bench. With osuna,krod,Cody Allen , will helmsmen, Doolittle as my relievers.
What do I do try and win innings pitched and rbi?

Left Hangs Lower
Left Hangs Lower
6 years ago

Grey,

MASSIVE thanks for reinforcing the Ethier call last night. Tied in HR/RBI now and more or less looking like being championship bound.

I have two moves to use toward the championship. Not sure if to use two moves on batters.

From this group are there two I HAVE to pick up? I’d like to do one, not sure if two. Bird, Pham, Bour would be the ones to drop. If you think I can drop two of those for two of these, I’m all ears.

Beltran ($23. Faces three Red Sox lefties in a row at home, but isn’t that great hitting right-handed. Is at home, then @BAL, two great parks for LHB. 0-for-last-7, but 6/3/10 in last 8 games)
Pillar ($7, Whopping 5/2/5/6 line last week, but leaves home to play @BAL, @TB, #1 ranked player in my OBP league in last week)
Lucas Duda ($23 Has three great @PHI matchups, but then heads to @WAS. 5/3/10 last week)
Delino DeShields ($24, faces 4 LHP at home, and one of the RHP is Weaver. 7/0/4/1)

Left Hangs Lower
Left Hangs Lower
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thank you! Regardless of whether I take home a championship in my two finals, expect some sweet, sweet daiquiri money next Sunday!

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Back again Grey to ask another streaming question for tomorrow…

I actually caught up in points and I’m up by 3 going into today so which 2 or 3 guys are my best bet for tomorrow?

H2H Points:
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Elias vs. HOU (4.3)
McCullers @SEA (-0.1)
Peavy vs. LAD (-5.9)
Porcello @NYY (-8.6)
D. Norris @TEX (-13.2)
P. Hughes @CLE (-15.6)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Okay but damn my opponent snagged Peavy before I could and he also picked up Porcello and Happ vs. STL (6.9) who I overlooked apparently.

So I ended up picking up Elias and McCullers so my question is should I start McCullers tomorrow too seeing how I’m down by 20? Or is McCullers not a safe start there?

goodfold2
goodfold2
6 years ago

drop hammel for conley, even though SON doesn’t like it at all? Conley @ TB it doesn’t like, but are they really that good at lefties?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
6 years ago

@goodfold2: 14 team H2H finals next week.

Left Hangs Lower
Left Hangs Lower
Reply to  goodfold2
6 years ago

@goodfold2:

TB is actually 3rd best in OPS v. LHP

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

Whoever it was thanks for
The Ethier batty call tonight.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Crazy after 24 weeks and
streaming rich hill then
Batty on ethier yesterday
and ender today
For the win!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: who’s the pickup to close for the angels if street misses next week? smith is out, no?

Left Hangs Lower
Left Hangs Lower
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel:

Gott

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Pick one for the last week ::
Eduardo Escobar or S. Pearce ?
Need Runs, Homers , Avg….

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
6 years ago

Does anyone know where Rudy’s risky pitchers for 2015 post is? I did a search and can’t find it.

I’m curious if all the pitchers he identified ended up being terrible. I know some of them certainly did.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
6 years ago

@SwaggerJackers: just find Rudy’s most recent post, link to his name, and go backwards post by post of his. he doesn’t have that many, so it shouldn’t take that long.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Pick one for tomorrow H2H Points:

Chris Young vs Cle. (Salazar) or

Erik Johnson @ NYY (Severino)

Thanks.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

grab pagan or pillar in OPS, K’s and BB’s for hitters over mickey mouse mahtook, benched for 2 str days now, and it’s daily tomorrow so i gambled it wouldn’t be 2 when i didn’t grab somebody else yesterday.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and net steals, many of which both pagan and pillar have gotten lately.

Luck
Luck
6 years ago

Down 4 rbi and tied in 3b what do I do for tomorrow down 4 ab tomorrow if I win one of these cats I’m in the championship
C gattis
1bchris Davis
2b rendon
3b arenado
Of Harper, betts, werth
Util yelich, Ortiz
Bench polanco, deshields drop someone for any of your buy guys for tomorrow or switch anyone from my bench in.

Luck
Luck
Reply to  Luck
6 years ago

@Luck: ss correa

royce!
royce!
6 years ago

My h2h season could come down to how well Brett Anderson pitches in Coors tonight. Which is to say, my h2h season is over. It was fun while it lasted?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i think that game started 17 minutes before he typed that. yikes.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Jaime Garcia saved the day! That and the fact that my opponent started Archer.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Couldn’t bench him anyway- weekly moves. Might win this week despite myself.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: good to see. change that league to daily, so much can go wrong with weekly. Daily gives more choices, and like poker, the more choices you have, the better the better player does.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Would love to, but it’s my home league, i.e., it’s a bunch of dudes with no time for fantasy baseball, so there’s no way they would permit that. Still took like 7 years for me to win it. Stupid h2h!

John
John
6 years ago

Few playoff ideas…

Drop gomes add lucroy? Hes back and so is braun and hes playing 1b

Braun dropped add braun over dickerson calhoun or fowler…if not try drop arm for him?

rolling with davis miller and janesen as closers add street or ramos for 4th

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: no shot on braun over fowler and give it a shot or hold on all? other OF available….melky pagan

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Time to dump Reyes for another guy ROS in my H2H points championship where there’s one more week left?

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

Available SS’s listed by total points the last 30 days: Lindor (98pts), Andrus (87pts), E. Escobar (87pts), Gregorius (87pts), Gyorko (85pts), A. Ramirez (83pts), Y. Escobar (80pts), Segura (75pts)

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

Why the mess keep putting Familia
In games they winning 10-2??

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Haha right!
Sucks about Cmart

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
What’s the risk for next year?
What flavor you vaping?
Still digging your new rig?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: nope. Haven’t tried anything new since your recommend the pear. I’m down to 3% tho! Love the swirly pop, strawguava and space jam stuff.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
yes but I mixed it with other flavor
it tasted too much like pear lol

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: they had clippard (he of the 70 innings per year for like the last 7) in another game like that earlier in the week, and he allowed useless runs (on my opp’s team, HA)

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Trying to predict a creeper for the last week of the season is like pissing into a fan and expecting to not get any on you

J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: seriously, I pulled out my old dart board to help

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

@Grey: sneak peak, Its a collection of “why are these guys so underowned” and Trayce Thompson is the real creeper. But you have to read down to find it. I read he’s going to bat 3rd the rest of the way

J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I owned him too…andnow that he is back on my team he’ll start batting

Dodgerssyxk
Dodgerssyxk
6 years ago

You like tda @phillies or realmuto @rays

spacejam
spacejam
6 years ago

Need strikeouts and innings pitch while trying to get my era down. Pick two for tomorrow
Koehler vs atl
Ubaldo @boston
Heston @oakland
Wood @col
Weaver vs Seattle
Godley @sd
Young vs Cleveland

spacejam
spacejam
6 years ago

Need strikeouts and innings pitch while trying to get my era down. Pick two for tomorrow
Koehler vs atl
Ubaldo @boston
Heston @oakland

McNulty
McNulty
6 years ago

10 Team Roto 6×6
Keep 1 of:
Gomez 17
Desmond 6
Salazar 10
Calhoun 9

Keep 1 of:
Desmond 10
Grichuk 2
Odor 8
Gyorko 2

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Thanks again. Sit Hector Rondon having 7 games next week & the Cubs in a playoff race?? Can I ask the rationale?

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Just picking your brain as to why …Thanks again!!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: ok, so last week in root league. back and forth between first and second place. need wins, whip and era (in that order). can start two of the following:

lester – @ cin
stroman – @ bal, @ tb
garcia – @ atl
smiley – vs mia, vs tor
cody anderson – vs min, vs bos

much appreciated, as always.

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Currently ahead by 9.5 pts heading into the final week of a 12 team roto with weekly lineups thanks largely to your insight & reading Razzball.
We start 7 pitchers of any type each week. I have mostly been using 4 RPs the past few weeks & made up ground in Saves.
Current SPs with next week opponent & SON score are: Arrieta @ Mil (30.2); Carrasco vs Min (42.9); Stra @Atl (30); Corbin vs Col (24.4); Liriano vs Cin (22.5); Tomlin vs Min (16.6) (as well as Happ & Hammel who can both be dropped for bats)
My RPs are Wilhelmsen ( 3 vs Hou/3vs Oak), Rondon (1vsKC/ [email protected]/[email protected]), K-Rod([email protected]/3 vs CHC), & Boxberger( 3vs Mia/3 vs Tor)
O’Day is available on waivers with 7 games next week (4vs Tor/3vs NYY) I have a request in dropping Hammel.
My question is which 7 pitchers to start given the following: solidly in 2nd in both WHIP & ERA; tied for 2nd in Wins with no chance to move up but 3 teams close behind with 72(x2) & 70 wins; 3rd in Ks with 1093 only 2 behind 2nd & 2 behind @ 1073 & 1068; 5th in Saves with 73 but not likely to catch 4th with 80 but 3 teams close behind with 2 teams with 72 & another with 70 saves.
I feel given the quality of my SPs this week I should likely go with 4 or even dare to go with 5 SPa this week & just use 2 or 3 RPs in order to be solid in Ks & Wins & hopefully hold onto Saves.
Much of course depends on what my competition does. Any thoughts??
1 How many SPs in the mix of the 7 total pitchers? which ones would you pick?

2 Fill in the remaining pitchers with which RPs with & without O’Day (waiver pick up attempt)

I apologize for the long winded question & a ton of details. I appreciate your love of baseball & this fantasy aspect of the great American past-time. Thanks for a great season.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Holy shit
You read all that?!?

Dytr
Dytr
6 years ago

Realmuto @rays @phillies
Cervelli @cards reds
Castillo Rockies astros

Dytr
Dytr
Reply to  Dytr
6 years ago

@Dytr:
Lowrie @mariners @dbacks
Baez @reds @brewers
Deshields vs tigers @angels
Aybar vs athletics, Rangers
Gyorko vs Brewers @dodgers
Eduardo Escobar @indians vs royals

Pick 1

Dytr
Dytr
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what about for catcher

Dtlr
Dtlr
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: do you like deshields or odor more

Dont
Dont
6 years ago

12 team league
Championship next week
Start peavy vs lad, Hendricks vs kc, porcello @ny or drop one of them and look for better options during the week

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

F U Chris Archer

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: worked 3 weeks to get my staff to respectable whip/era only to have him flush it all down the drain. one big game of chutes and ladders….

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Valencia or Bird next week in OPS+OBP league?

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Down by 52 now thanks to some Hill dude from BAL and Eickhoff who scored 40 and 24 points respectively out of no where?!

Who should I be throwing out there tomorrow? Pick as many as possible please!

H2H Points:
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Burnett @CHC (-16.4)
Koehler vs. ATL (?)
E. Santana @DET (-8.7)
Weaver vs. SEA (-11.8)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I just need positive points to catch up with a week to go in this matchup … who is the safer start between Koehler and Burnett?

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Thanks Grey, what about dropping Grandson, Trumbo, Werth , Forsythe For Khris Davis, Pillar, Soler, Duda? playing catch up with 10 moves left.

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Sup Grey which 2? Walker, Brandon Crawford, Odor, Eduardo Escobar, Deshields? Gracias

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

Final eight days: Werth or Beltran?

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Yo G, I have 1 start left in an rcl and own Scherzer, Liriano, Harvey and Matz. Would you use my last start throwing Liriano at Cubs AND Harvey at Cin today or wait to use my last start for Scherzer at Atl on Tuesday? I’d drop Matz to grab one more streamer in either scenario.

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

@Grey: Yup I was gonna grab streamers, thanks

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

@Grey: Man, i’m not even in the top 5 anymore. I was 7th last I saw. Leave my 7th alone 7th Letta!

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

@Grey: Oh now you’re gonna get my 28th overall team angry. Bring it on, Mustache!

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

@Grey: Two steps forward, two steps back. You think you’ll pass me, you must be smoking crack.

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

@Grey: Damn it seems like there’s been a whole lotta shit starts from good pitchers down the stretch. Not good for my friggin Yanks either

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

Grey,,, So would you sit Archer against the BlueJ ?

i can’t get the Lost or the walks tonight…
and more i have Bautista and Encarnacion batting against him!

then i’ d need Ks and IP tomorrow with :
Shields SD vs ARI Godley (who? is that guy)
Salazar CLE vs Chris Young @KC
A.WOOD LAD vs Rusin @COL

if i sit Archer , I HAVE TO start those 3
my opponent has Harvey tonight and Keuchel tomorrow

Nick

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

oooch

2IP 3walks Bautista homer and 20ERA….

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

bad call Buddy… #rewind // #time machine

Bautista 2HR and ALTuve as well ;)

now 8-10 matchup !! … but it’s not over yet

G
G
6 years ago

Hey Grey. In last two days of my championship week in my head to head category league. I’m down 7-4. Khris Davis is my only bench player since I have a really good offense but just watched him homer again on my bench yesterday. I am tied in homers and rbis and down in runs and total bases. I also have him by one in steals. Only guys I would be able to put kris davis in over are machado, upton, kemp. What’s your thoughts. Thanks as always.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Would you start Lamb on Sat?

Colton
Colton
6 years ago

Drop Wong for Forsythe or Deshields?

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Hey man, I am in a fight for first in the final week in a weekly league. Considering royals and jays could be horrible about playing time in the final week, which 5 OF you rolling with o