The original title Rudy suggested was, Love Is To Own Lindor, but Rudy tells me that title only makes sense to people forced to watch Frozen 5+ times.  Let it go…Let it go…Let it go…  I just sang that in perfect key and it still caused a cat to screech and paint to peel.  Luckily, I don’t have a kid, a cat or paint.  Let’s count the ways I love Francisco Lindor.  *five minutes later, makes farting sound with hand in armpit*  And that’s it!  Oh, yeah, I should count the ways I love him aloud so you can hear.  Fair enough, you nitpicker, you.  Yesterday, he hit his 9th homer (3-for-4, 4 RBIs), topping off a week when he was hitting over .400, a month when he’s hitting over .340, a 2nd half when he’s hitting over .350 with 7 homers and 7 steals.  He’s only 21 years old.  At 21 years old, you fell asleep on a couch outside of your local bar waiting to talk a girl that you think might have been interested, only waking after a passing bus splashed a puddle of your own vomit onto you.  Guys and five girl readers, he has 9 homers in 82 games (essentially a half a season) and he has 30-steal speed.  I just got goose pimplies.  To emphasize them, I’m drawing little goose faces on my pimples like those psychopaths draw on grains of rice.  Yes, you should own Lindor on your teams for this year, and I can’t wait to draft him in sixteen after twenty.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Aviles – 1-for-2, 2 runs, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  #Nonblackavilesmatter

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  I don’t know why, but I feel like Salazar is going to give me come-hither eyes next preseason with his sexy as all get-out strikeouts and have another season that is solid, but not next level shizz.

Greg Holland – Ned Yost said he will keep an eye on Holland.  Hopefully his other eye stays shut or on an object near Holland, so he doesn’t look weird.  Obviously, you should own Wade Davis for vulture saves, but Davis should’ve been owned already.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Aaron Nola – Could be shut down after his next start.  Buh-buh-buh-but the Phils are battling for the worst record in baseball!

Ryan Howard – MRI on his knee was negative.  The MRI added, “You sure we don’t want to check his cholesterol?”

Darin Ruf – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Who let the dogs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Jayson Werth – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two solo homers (10, 11).  He’s suddenly hitting like he was just traded to the Mets.  If Werth is still on your waivers, I want in your league next year.  Facebook me with the deets.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer.  If he gets to 45 homers, does he move up to 1st or 2nd overall in drafts next year?  Does five homers in the final two weeks matter?  I don’t know.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Oh man, he’s totally roping me again for next year, isn’t he?  You Zuma Beach!

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  The Phils have now struck out 26 times in the past two games to Nats starters.  Don’t worry, Phils fans, you only owe Howard $25 million for next year.

Joe Kelly – Out for the season with arm fatigue.  I believe him, but I would’ve still liked to have seen the ump lift his arm three times like in pro wrestling.

Henry Owens – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Camden Yards.  I’m pretty sure if you were to Strat-o-Matic a hundred more of this Owens start in Baltimore, he would’ve been slammed for at least five runs in every simulation.  And you’d never get laid because you were Strat-o-Matic’ing.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4 and his 35th homer.  Too bad Ruin Tomorrow Jr. is gone, he would’ve signed Ortiz for the largest contract ever given to someone born in the 1940s.  I know the Phils don’t have a DH, but that’s what made Ruin so great, he didn’t know.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers.  Pedroia only played 81 games this year, which will likely be his norm going forward.  Kinda like how dwarves only have a life expectancy of 27 years old.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I can’t wait until the playoffs when the Jays pitch Price on one day’s rest.

Russell Martin – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  His average (.241) hasn’t been good, but with 20 dongs it’s hard to argue with his value.  Not to mention, it’s hard to argue with anyone that has 20 dongs.  It’s very distracting.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting over .350 in the last week, with three steals in the last eight days.  Sounds schmotatoey.

Shelby Miller – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.00 — finally!   To misquote Stephen Hawking, space is tight everywhere, especially on people’s fantasy teams.  With that in mind, I could see dropping Miller for streamers.

Howie Kendrick – Ran pain-free on Wednesday.  If only we could say the same of Purdue’s chickens.

Jimmy Rollins – Still not able to throw, i.e., the team doctor was told by management that if he gives Rollins a clean bill of health, Seager will get benched, so keep telling Mattingly that Rollins can’t throw.

Alex Wood – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Not to sound impotent, but where the hell was that Wood all year?  It’s funny (not funny) to me how awful the Rockies are on the road vs. home.  So, great game by Wood, obviously, but I’d look at him only one game at a time, and his next game ( home v. Diamondbacks) could go either way.  How’s dem hedges, all you landscapers?

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.92.  I understand the need to test for steroids, but we have multiple pitchers under a 2.00 ERA.  Maybe on a two-strike count we allow hitters to use an aluminum bat.  Just spitballing here.

A.J. Burnett – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I streamed him for this start and before the game was over I already cut him for a batty call for today.  You need to be that cold this time of the year.

Greg Bird – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  It’s a Bird, it’s a plane, it’s a home run!  Now has two homers in two games, and I could see owning him for power.

Luis Severino – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I love, love, lurve Severino.  I might rank him in the top 30 starters next year.  But, next year is, well, next year.  The Stream-o-Nator has nothing nice to say for his next start, and I could see moving on now.

Ryan Braun – Scratched with lower back tightness.  Hopefully he’s been growing out his nails.

Matt Holliday – Didn’t start yesterday after being activated on Tuesday, which comes after the Cardinals said he’d be an everyday player.  Maybe they meant player as in “one who gets with all the ladies.”

Thomas Pham – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers.  Fun fact!  Pham is a cold Thai beef salad with lime dressing.

Yadier Molina – 0-for-5 with 4 Ks.  Evidently, he was helping the Brewers’ catcher call the pitches.  At one point, he flung his bat towards first and nailed Heyward three feet off of first base.

Jaime Garcia – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.52, up from 1.57 since mid-August.  Sigh.  Now you decide to crap the duvet?

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  Best year for a Carpenter since Jesus Christ put together a bedroom set in under three hours with no instruction manual.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Damn, I picked him up to stream, but dropped prior to the game because I got cold feet.  And I was wearing socks!

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (11).  Are we sure this homer and steal wasn’t by Eduardo Escobar?  Scorekeeping typo?  No?

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save after Kevin Jepsen (1 IP, 2 ER) blew his chance.  In this game, saves ain’t got no face nor do they have any saves.

Anibal Sanchez – No structural damage on his shoulder.  Wow, Dr. James Andrews is having an off day!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer.  To think, just two years ago he looked like a platoon player, and now he’s Just Dong.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Question for our five girl readers, I’m thinking about getting Cougs a pocketbook that I wrap in a Prado jersey and saying it’s a “Prado,” good or no?

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Yesterday, I asked for some Bour’ing cyclops’ing, and today I say it’s safe to call him a schmotato.  The preceding sentence was read by someone who is new to the site and they were like, “Whaaaaaa?”

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  The Spanish language Real video player has three homers in the last eight days.  The Beatles would say that’s a week.

Adam Conley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Mets.  1,950,000 Mets fans are now worried their team is going cold at the worst possible time.   And a good 500,000 of them are like, “It’s not too late to become Yankees fans again, right?”

Josh Johnson – Will have his third Tommy John surgery.  Funny, his porn star brother, Gosh Johnson, actually required a Tommy John surgery too.  But not on his arms.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  He does have a shizzton of RBIs though, which is driving a lot of his value.  I, honestly, don’t even know how he has 97 RBIs.  Has the Padres pitcher been on 2nd base that many times to get driven in?

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and his 4th homer in his last five games.  We’re sure Welington Castillo just hasn’t been wearing a different jersey?

Raisel Iglesias – Was removed from the rotation.  When he heard the news, Raisel said, “I don’t have to raft somewhere else, do I?”

Joe Panik – Placed on a 60-day DL.  He should be good to go in time for Thanksgiving.

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ve been saying all year, Peavy is an automatic start at home, but his next start is tricky.  It’s not home, but it is in Petco, which is every pitcher’s home.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Jered Weaver – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, and ejected after hitting Seager.  That’ll give Weaver some time to mullet it over.

David Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and leading off.  He’s a platoon player, but also a hot schmotato, so if he’s playing, he’s worth grabbing.

Jed Lowrie – Continues to sit out with a bruised left foot.  Didn’t Daniel Day-Lewis win an Oscar for that?

Luke Gregerson – Out yesterday with his wife going into labor. Tony Blair would be proud.

Dallas Keuchel – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  The Regression Fairies keep pom poms in their car so they can cheer up friends, they saw the original Hairspray, the remake and the Broadway musical and they will not rest until everyone’s ratios are screwed.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Can he please catch the last 16 games?  Asking for a friend who likes the eligibility.

Mitch MorelandRangers scored 14 runs and Moreland went 0-for-5.  Ticker tease!

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  His offseason conditioning program paid off!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  This was his 2nd home run in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Prince Fielder – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homers.  On a real baseball note, are the Astros Mr. Bungling their playoff chances?  You’re gonna give George H.W. Bush a heart attack.  That’s if watching his son lose to Trump doesn’t do it first.

Erik Johnson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He’s a streamer that I wouldn’t touch, due to the Stream-o-Nator, but, what I’m reminded of right now is Erik Effin’ Johnson only gave up three runs and Samardzija gave me the Taco Bell runs.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  One more homer and we’re good like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and mustard and Madonna and veiny arms.

Jake Smolinski – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Put Smolinski in the same category as Mahtook, and I just can’t recommend them until they get less goofy names.

Billy Butler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 3rd homer in the past ten games.  Maybe he popped some Viagra to overcome his blimpotence.

Barry Zito – Called up by the A’s.  I’ve heard good things about this prospect.  I hear he can touch 79 MPH on the speed gun.  As we know, 80 MPH wins a SpongeBob Squarepants plushie.

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Endershadow
Endershadow
6 years ago

Pick 2 Keepers for next season please.

8×8 w H,TB,BB

Rizzo, JD, Springer, Sano

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Please rank or pick your best two streamers :
C. Heston Tue @ S.D.
T.Duffey Sun home vs LAA
Koehler Tue home vs Philly
Danks Sun @ Clev
Need Wins and K’s 6×6 roto

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414:
Add Locke @LAD also

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Any reason to start Happ in Coors in a 6×6 daily roto ?

Alps88
Alps88
6 years ago

2 quickies
Is Iglesias a keeper at $6 for next year. He will take a bench spot on my roster rest of way. Unless he comes out of bullpen
And
Do I drop Reinhold for Alex Rios. Who do you think gives me more stats in the last few weeks
Thanks pal

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Is Pharm an “right away” add if you need a hitter ?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Alright, since this is now becoming an epic shizzshow, I thought it should be mentioned: I am currently in the midst of some unfathomably bad pitching. Of the 17 days we’ve had in September, the duvet has thoroughly soiled by one pitcher or another on all but a few. It was no surprise that when I got home from some post-vocational revelry and saw that the Rays-O’s score had changed from 3-0 Rays to 4-3 O’s that Alex Colome had endured a torrid time on the mound.

The gaze of the malocchio is firmly upon my pitching staff. Ugh.

Great, Kela has allowed Castro and Valbuena on to start the 7th.

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

@Grey: Ha! It’s funny you say that because after each implosion, I’m filled with optimism before the start of games the next day. Gotta love the manic-depressive nature of fantasy baseball.

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

@Grey: Btw, I noticed that Sundance channel is airing a new season of “The Returned” that starts on Halloween. I think you mentioned before that you’re a fan.

Limit
Limit
6 years ago

Gyorko vs Bettis in Colorado or wong vs haren

JuelZ
JuelZ
6 years ago

Drop pujols for Cron?

Db
Db
6 years ago

Reimold @nationals @ Red Sox
Cron @astros @mariners
Conforto vs Braves @reds
Odor @athletics @astros
Gutierrez @angels @royals

Pick two

DB
DB
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what about for the weekend
Conforto vs Yankees
Cron @twins
Domingo vs Cincinnati
Odor vs Seattle
Which two?

DB
DB
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Pham vs reds and Brewers or still going with cron and odor

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Matt Moore. Where did that come from ? WOW

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Bull Pen blew the win anyway

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Ozuna’s been awful recently and doesn’t show signs of turning it around. Drop for Pham or hold on for Ozuna’s power upside production now that Stanton looks finished for the playoffs.

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Im trying to decide who would be the drop(s) for me to grab a streamer or two.
12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
C-C.SANTANA
1B-E.HOSMER
2B-B.DOZIER
3B-T.FRAZIER
SS-M.SANO
OF-AJ POLLOCK
OF-M.KEMP
OF-K.CALHOUN
UTIL-K.DAVIS, C.SEAGER
BENCH-J.BAEZ
DL-H.RAMIREZ

SP-M.BUMGARNER
SP-G.COLE
SP-C.KLUBER
RP-A.CHAPMAN
RP-J.FAMILIA
P-AJ.RAMOS
P-J.FERNANDEZ
BENCH-D.SALAZAR, C.HAMELS, D.SMYLY, JA HAPP, M.STROMAN

Also, I know its early, but which 10 would you keep out of this group?
Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
6 years ago

I missed Tuesday, but happy Thursday Grey, happy funky-funky Thursday man!

I’m in the H2H Championships and currently hitting/pitching the cover off the ball. I dropped Reyes last weekend out of necessity and picked up A.Ramirez. Can’t get Reyes back at this point as he’s been picked up by another team. Pedroia, Phillips and Andrus are all out there. Would you recommend to pick up any over Ramirez?

Also dropped “Beef” Wellington last weekend to pick up Gattis. I’ve been happy with him but just wondering if you’re buying into the hype of Arencibia lately, or, think Russell Martin is a better option this weekend.

Hope all is well and appreciate the feedback!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I was thinking the same thing. Appreciate the feedback and apologies for not checking in the past couple of days. Still owe you a waffle taco.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
6 years ago

if they don’t dock garza’s contract for quitting on the team this really doesn’t set a very good precedent for next year when any old bum player who now sucks can the tell the team to suck it while still getting paid. JB should weigh in on this one. Not quite as bad as Geno Smith being a welching bitch (football reference), but similar, say gate of the same ballpark, not quite in the park though.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
6 years ago

@Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: not sure what the collective bargaining agreement says on stuff like this but i would try every lawyer hook and crook to get the F out of that junk deal he has, or at least the prorated part for remainer of this season (about 1.39 mil if he’s making 12.5 this year)

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i agree he should be, but if he’s gonna quit on them (refusing a bullpen role for 19 days while making 1.39ish million to do it) they shouldn’t go out of their way to say anything other than bye bye dude, publicly or otherwise, not the “here take this 1.39 while brushing us off and we’ll be nice enough to even to pretend that you are actually wanted next year” which is the current story given to media.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: this is what happens when your team is one of like 4 to ignore sabermetrics, you end up paying some washed up hump 1.4 mil to NOT be on your team for 19 days.

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

@Grey: H2h playoffs

who to stream ?

Heaney @ Min
Finnegan @ Mil
C Anderson vs CWS

Db
Db
6 years ago

Inciarte @sf or deshields vs Seattle
Friday, sat,sun

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
6 years ago

if you have enough DL spots i’m perfectly fine with pedroia now, even if i knew he’d miss half or close to half of each season. back to hitting homers (i’ve only ever owned him in one league since midseason last year with 5 DL spots) at 2B.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

KANG!….looks done for the season based on his writhing this morning. Who to replace him with in the lineup?

Lowrie, Shumaker, Ahmed, Asche, Romine, B Butler? (Can swap around MI to make CI work)

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Muchas gracias

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
Please rank the first 3 for the last couple of weeks
Stroman, McCullers, Jungmann, Desclafani, E-Rod, Rodon, Smyly

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

I [email protected]Grey: I cant. I have a bye week as i ended the regular season being first. Next week is semi finals and i have to replace Raisel with only one move left. It wasnt an optimal management of my moves this year.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Because my team was better than the other teams however i might have wasted a few moves too many to get there.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I will but somehow i am still afraid of Smyly having to primarily face likes of Yanks and Jays and Sox in Boston etc…

Max
Max
6 years ago

I’m confused with the lack of love for Jose Abreu while everyone is loving rizzo. Looking at their stats, HR, Runs and RBI are all the same while Abreus Avg is 20 points higher, with Rizzos SB total 15 higher. Im seeing rizzo taken from the 5-8 range next year abut abreu is in the late 20s. How is this difference justified?

Max
Max
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Im understanding him being ahead, but not by 20 picks. Getting a safe power hitter that gives you roughly 100-30-100-0-300 is a beautiful thing these days. Id put him 10-18 at the end of the 1st round, first half of the 2nd round.

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

What are your thoughts on Gregory Polanco? He seems to have played much better down the stretch after his mid season slump. Will finish close to 10 HRs and 30 steals. If he can get the average up, he could be very valuable. Do you see him as a top 20 OF next year?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

How high do you think he can go?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Value. Thanks!

Drexel Hill Dragons
Drexel Hill Dragons
6 years ago

I need to add 2 bats to my light lineup tonight (especially as Abreu & Dread were given timely days off – booo).

I’m up in runs, SB, and slightly in OBP. Down in HR & RBI.
Here is who I am looking at:

Matt Adams @MIL – Nelson (not much to go on recently, but a good matchup)
CJ Cron @MIN – Milone (hits lefties well)
Nolan Reimold @TB – Moore (he hits lefties, need to make sure he is playing)
Jonathan Schoop @TB – Moore (great matchup, but somehow struggles against lefties)

others in consideration: Souza, Bour, Marisnick, Prado

What are your three favorites in order? (in case one of them isn’t starting tonight)

Thanks!

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Reply to  Drexel Hill Dragons
6 years ago

@Drexel Hill Dragons: can’t use bitch tits (fatt adams) yet till you actually see that he’s playing.

MattTruss
Editor
6 years ago

Alright, for the sake of my corner infield slot in 75% of my leagues this year, let’s hope this old trick can work some magic:

Drop Pujols for *insert any CI eligible hot schmotato here*?

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Leake or Eickhoff? That sounds funny.

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

Is the league starting to figure out Schwarber? Would you want him or Martin the rest of the way?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Thanks. Do you see Schwarber as a top 5 catcher next year?

Gareth
Gareth
6 years ago

Smyly @home versus Baltimore Chen
Verlander @home versus Kansas City Cueto
Fiers @home versus Oakland Doubront

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Gareth
6 years ago

@Gareth: guess what actually comes next in sequential order? here’s an opp to lock it down.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: watch me save gareth much labor, rather than using 12 characters it could go smyly vs BAL, or hendricks @ PIT Morton. Some companies actually would pay top dollar for that service. Or those people that fill closet space efficiently (for a living), they get the paper (wallet paper)

Gareth
Gareth
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Which one of these you like the LEAST tomorrow:

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Kyle Hendricks – given a 3 run lead . Gives up 6 hits , 4 runs on 64 pitches. Taken out after 3 Ip

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414:
And Now the Cubs take the Lead.

Gareth
Gareth
6 years ago

Alvarez batty call. Woohoo!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Funny story. At 1220 EST today I was looking to pickup Avisail Garcia for a short slate fill-in. At 1235, I noticed I picked up Adonis Garcia by mistake. Stupid mobile ESPN and it’s initials! Oh well, I guess I’ll roll with him and see what happens…

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: Gah! Braves are facing a right-hander today.

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott:
Avisail Garcia up in the 1st with 2 on, he pops up. Now he’s 1 for 18 , after going 10 for 23.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@grey: which reliever with sp eligibility would you rather own for saves? ross or colome?

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

With Seager, the Dodger’s team doctor is really taking one for my team.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

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

Looks like SON hates most of my options for tomorrow but does Grey think anyone is worth starting? I am up by like 90 again… I already have Scherzer, Lynn, and Fiers going so is one more even worth it?

Stroman vs. BOS (-5.8)
Porcello @TOR (-7.0)
Locke @LAD (-9.7)
Haren vs. STL (-10.3)
Paxton @TEX (-11.8)
Heaney @MIN (-12.1)
C. Anderson vs. CHW (-17.3)

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
6 years ago

7×7 roto, includes QS and K/9, scraping the bottom of the streamers-barrel to try to make a last-minute push for first place:
SON likes Hellickson’s next 2 starts (@ SF = 4.6, @ SD = 12.1) more than Sabathia’s (@NYM = -0.7, vs CWS = 7.9), but somehow Sabathia feels less risky these days.
Who would you go with?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Jung Ho Down! They said it was a knee issue on the radio, and it didn’t look good. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: nice Elaine line. this does bode well for harrison’s playing time ROS, and in my money league some people seriously to pay attention as he was grabbed 38 minutes ago.

Fungazi
Fungazi
6 years ago

Using my limited adds during the bye week to line up some streamers for next week. What do you think about these two that I got so far?

Koehler vs Phil, vs Atl

Porcello vs TB

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yup, all those starts are at home.

hondo
hondo
6 years ago

Drop Pujols for Bird in a H2H redraft?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
6 years ago

@hondo: With Soler back,it looks like Baez will be losing more PT since Bryant probably won’t do as much OF time.
Drop Baez or the soon to be Mattinglied Seager?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: and these are the kind of leagues wherein one has the choice over these two, even now that seager has like a 1.4 OPS or some such crazyness. These leagues are like unicorns to me.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: They’re both already on my roster,I need a spot to stream next week.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks as always.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You answered the question even though you didn’t get what I wrote.That’s the mark of true genius.

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Should I start Cueto (@DET Verlander) tomorrow? Or sit? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Haha, indeed….

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

A Rod or Moustakas for ROS? Thanks

EA
EA
6 years ago

hmm… Yelich or Peralta? Peralta gets sat against nearly every lefty

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

gearing up for 2nd round in the money league. still got burnett/stroman in DL slots. keep or obtain which two of these: (i may have made this decision too late, could’ve reaquired wood i dropped about 5 days ago this morning but was beat to him)
Nola @ MIA (0),
Stroman vs NYY, @ BAL
Peavy @ SD (-.5)
Gausman @ BOS (-22.5)
Duffey @ DET (-14.2)
Conley vs PHI (11.5)
Niese vs ATL
could also start with niese on MON, go to peavy or conley for WED, go to Duffey for FRI.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wood comment applied to yesterday morning.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: auto dropped burnett as his next start is @ COL tuesday. He’s also seemingly allowed a high amount of XBH in his 2 returned starts. Stroman i moved to last open active slot, i can see what he does tomorrow vs BOS first before deciding, if he’s awful i’ll just drop. For time being Nola is still on roster as well, the most recent rotoworld blurb (about less than 3 hours after earlier one though) claims PHI ISN’T shutting him down. More likely they haven’t made any decision and just don’t want to get caught lying.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: or influencing how he pitches tuesday either.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: right now i’d have to drop stroman to get anybody new, and of course if stroman looks bad at all he would be drop for peavy, since @ BAL isn’t exactly a good spot either, and that one is next week when i need it. another option i forgot about is
cosart vs PHI next thursday, could even use this one after peavy.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

Okay to stream Hendricks today @ PIT in my 7×7 with QS and W’s?

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Kyle Hendricks – given a 3 run lead . Gives up 6 hits , 4 runs on 64 pitches. Taken out after 3 Ip

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
And now the Cubs got the lead in the next inning

Cashmoneybrother
Cashmoneybrother
6 years ago

The two start options are piss poor week 25 but i have both burnett and happ. I know they each have a coors field start but fcuk it, this is how we roll.

Also see the dodge switched kershasaurus from a coors start to a home start against the dbags.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
6 years ago

Yo, BB.
What’s good?
Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I’m actually glad the Mets are coming back down a bit. They were wayyyy too hot for too long and I think it could be setting up well if they play poorly for a week or two here. Or maybe I’m delusional.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: My Dad grew up in Queens, yeah. I didn’t much have a choice, I think I left the hospital in a Tom Seaver jersey when I was born.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Seems that way, right? Wonder why that is, they really haven’t been growing their fan base these last few years…
I think he grew up in Astoria if I’m not mistaken. But I could be.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: We probably played together as kids and didn’t even realize it.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: That was you????

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Best day ever

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: No I meant today is the best day ever cuz we found out we used to be friends

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Okay, right. So today is the 1096th best day ever. Unless one of those library years was a leap year. Then this would be the 1097th best day ever.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Well in the grand sense of time we weren’t that far off. There’s been what, a trillion days so far?

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Bought my wife a Dooney and Badenhop bag once. No good, all she really wanted was a Prado.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: @nick the dick: Great Nutty Professor line about Jaso’s hair yesterday. Well done.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Thanks Fred

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Is it safe to talk MC finale?

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

@Grey: Im glad it was Claudia. VIVA!!! I liked her risk taking and signature on everything. Derek was such a pleaser trying to give them slight variations of what is trendy in the foodie world. I still think they lucked out they didn’t have to face Nick. Was it me or did Stephens semi final dish seem like the one you would most like to try, Claudias second and Derricks was the yawner?

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

@Grey: Stephen had the scallops. The dish was adventurous. Look out for his food truck!

Dessert was not good by either but I agree the tamale looked the best. I felt bad for her too and this will be a bigger life change for her than anyone else. If Sky was in on this he would say the judgement’s aren’t quantifiable and hence the win does not exist.

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

@Grey: Gordo has a team that wears Gordo masks to handle his empire.

Only if they changed the stat to a sliding scale then I’m 100 percent on board. Definitively rewarding crap is worse than the crap shoot of wins. That’s my only take. I like vulture wins. It’s kinda exciting like seeing bare boobs when you never thought you would see boobs….like at the beach.

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

@Grey: grey you get me

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

Viva Los Lothario!

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

I didn’t realize you were so popular in Latin America. Do you go by Gris Todosbrillante Fantasía Libertine Maestro?

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

Its maricone….you do know what that means?

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

I think you meant they CAN’T detect the machismo

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

Siri: Sorry Grey, I can not allow you to ever type that you lack machismo, that would be a lie

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

you’ve shown me pictures of her, she doesn’t look Egyptian

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

ZING! Cougs is old!

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

You two zung each other

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Took large cojones to start Erik Johnson & Cashner… and then Keuchel crapped all over their good work!

Werth / Canha / Gattis / Pujols on my roster and fighting for 2 spots (OF/Util). Who should I start regularly?

Bryce Krispie Treats
Bryce Krispie Treats
6 years ago

Went to the twins game last night… 1 hour rain delay for nothing (it was sprinkling) and it lasted 12 innings and they gave up that yack to JD Martinez. Great way to spend my time when I had to work in the morning!

Looks like the twins are fading quick. I dont know how much twins baseball you’ve watched, but I just dont see it in them to make the playoffs anymore. Lackluster would be a good word to describe them.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Batty Call – Pick Two ; work you Magic :
JP Arencibia – home vs Tillman —- Not sure if he’s playing
M.Montero @ Pit. Morton — Playing

Trayce Thompson -home vs Nolin —-Not sure if he’s playing
Colby Rasmus @ Tex. Lewis —–Not sure if he’s playing
T.Pham @ Mil.Nelson —– Not sure if he’s playing

6×6 Roto

E
E
6 years ago

How do you view Arrieta going into next year? I can keep him as a third-round pick. How’s that sound? Would you keep him over Kolten Wong as a fifth-rounder?

EA
EA
Reply to  E
6 years ago

@E: I can’t tell if you’re kidding or not. Either way – don’t make the wong choice

troy
troy
6 years ago

At this point we should start noting when cespedes doesn’t homer or win a game for the Mets, no?

The Tribe
The Tribe
6 years ago

Grey,

This write up was great. (so that means the others were a waste of my time, thanks! Kidding!)

Question for you – 12person obp/slg league, who should be the keeper choice between Springer/Abreu? Other keepers are:
Harper, votto, arenado, and Cain sugar. (also have cole, who is currently top 25 in player rater, but I prefer to draft late pitchers, although you may expect a arrieta like breakthrough so…)

So tl;dr , pick 3 keepers between cain/springer/ g. Cole/Abreu. Its a QS /obp/slg league.

Thanks dude!

The Tribe
The Tribe
Reply to  The Tribe
6 years ago

@The Tribe: I’m an idiot, that actually should be pick 2 rather than 3. Thanks again

Harry Hood
Harry Hood