I had the worst intro to a post in my head and because of OCD and other complicated factors I kinda have to do it now. The worst intro ever to any post ever written: It’s time we talked about (insert subject). Hey, Awkward Intro Sentence, how about you just talk about the subject and stop talking about how it’s time we talk about it! This…this whole talking about a terrible intro for an extended period of time? It’s much worse! I’ve worsened the worst! Luckily, we’re going from worsening of the worst to one of the best of the last three months. So, it’s time we talk about (side-eye) Logan Webb. On one breaking pitch to Jonathan Villar, it was like, “Bye-bye for now, you’re no longer needed.” Speaking of breaking:

Yesterday, Logan Webb went 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.92, and he has the 2nd best ERA in the major leagues in the last three months (1.64). Only pitcher’s ERA that is better since May is Jacob deGrom. He’s only allowed 17 earned runs since May 1st! That’s 64 IP, and 11 starts. The thing about his ERA too, it’s not all smoke and mirrors. He’s a 9.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 guy, which isn’t quite an ace, but it’s not far off from a fantasy three with two leanings, i.e., May not be Breaking Bad-level good, but he’s definitely a bad man who is breaking good. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Evan Longoria – 3-for-3 and his 10th homer. Hasn’t done much since his return from the IL, but if facing the Mets won’t start you, being on the Giants will. The 1927 Giants are hashtag blessed, what do you want me to tell you?

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer. Albombso!

Gary Sanchez – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the Covid IL. Must’ve been nice for him to get IL’d without having to take one to the nuts.

Jordan Montgomery – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.77, as he was activated from the Covid IL. His previous two starts were five-inning affairs, which brings me to: Were there more starts this year of five innings or less than any other year?

Luis Gil – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00, as he was recalled from Scranton/Jamaal Wilkes Barre. Out of all the call-ups/activations of the Yankee/Red Sox doubleheader, the Pisces piece, The Gil, is my favorite. Will he remain in the rotation? Seems like he should, but not sure. The only worry is his command can act up, so raises some red flags.

Tanner Houck – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.12, as he was recalled from Worcester. Houck gets recalled once a week, huh? Did he get sent down again yet? He did, didn’t he? Sigh.

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer. Holy crap, he disappears for long stretches. I knew he hadn’t done much recently, but I didn’t realize he had done that little. He really does get crazy hot for the first ten days of a season then disappear. Woo boy! He hit two homers the first week of the season, and, before yesterday, he had two homers since!

Luis Torrens – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, as he DHs. There should be some kind of rule that if a team uses a catcher to DH more than 20 times in a year, then they’re eliminated from the playoffs. I’m sorry, but you can’t be taken seriously with Torrens DH’ing. And I like Torrens! But as a catcher.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Guess who streamed Tyler Anderson? This guy with two thumbs, wearing an “I’m With Stupid” shirt with an arrow pointing to himself. As for what the Streamonator says, well, he goes to Houston next.

Austin Gomber – Out on paternity leave. Here’s hoping he names his child, Gomben.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I was about to start screaming Chazz Noir is a hot schmotato, but he’s rostered in 95% of leagues, and I nearly fell over. At least 85% of those are abandoned, right?

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, and his 21st homer and 2nd homer in as many games. Or half a homer for Cron and a half a homer for Connor Joe. However your league scores it.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 34th homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Fun would have 45 homers if he were healthy all year, and a legit chance for 60, and he has 40-steal speed. Fun the Jewels is a 60/40 threat.

Jake Cronenworth – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, his 2nd inside-the-parker of the year, which means nothing, but there ya go. He’s solidly in the conversation for the top 100 overall next year, for what it’s Cronenworth. On the Player Rater, he’s way above that.

Eli Morgan – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.80 vs. Bailey Ober – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.38. This was a matchup of Eli vs. Bailey, and baby names for the last 25 years were a mistake. We have to go back and fix this. Eli vs. Bailey? Is this thumb wrestling in the break room?

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer. Can’t believe I actually considered Harper winning the NL MVP over FTJ. Fun’s the MVP if he doesn’t play another game, and if he doesn’t play another game, I so jinxed him! Ugh, how do I reverse that?

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.18, with this start vs. the Dbacks. Why is the NL East spending August in the NL West? Are the MLB schedulers new to the sport? Do they dribble when they eat? What is going on?

Gregory Soto – 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.67 in a non-save situation. Kazaam!

Jo Adell – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam. Sweet, maybe that kickstarts him…anyway, where the hell is Mike Trout? Two guys — Eloy and Luis Robert — who were supposed to be out all year have returned before the day-to-day Trout.

David Price – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.62. Not to put the blue in Dodger Blue, but he has to be better vs. the Pirates at home. That’s a layup followed by an inbound pass that’s stolen and dunked. Like Flavor of Love, Grey does hoops! If you had better options, I could see moving on.

Heath Hembree – Designated for assignment. You think the biggest idiot in the world, David Bell, might be like, “Hey, Hembree’s not good enough for the majors? That’s weird, I named him my closer for two months this season.”

Codi Heuer – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.44, as he got the 1st save. Of course, the Cubs didn’t go with Wick. Of course, they didn’t. They likely won’t even go with Heuer again, because they’re such cheap bastards they want to suppress everyone’s contract value. Though, I do enjoy how Heuer sounds like Karen Hill screaming in the apartment intercom. “Janice Rossi is a Heuer!”

Ian Happ – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .186. I wish my team was like Ian: Happ-less.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.04 vs. Vladimir Gutierrez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.87. This was a matchup of “Expected to be better” vs. “Expected to be worse” and they were both just kinda there last night. Though, I was shocked to see Hendricks had 14 wins. No one on the Cubs should have a shot at 20 wins. Sure, it’s very remote since he’ll likely only get about six more starts, but still. In most leagues, I’d use Streamonator for both of these guys.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .317. After the highlight played on the diner TV, the Greek God of Hard Contact’s entire family stopped making disco fries and sprayed Windex in the air, and walked through it. A traditional Greek celebration dance.

George Springer – Hit the IL with a sprained knee. George Springer standing on the roof of a house, “I am a glass God!” This should help Randal Grichuk and Corey Dickerson to get more ABs.

Alek Manoah – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.34. Bit selfish of me, but I’m happy as a clam if his price for next year goes down.

Riley Adams – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Saw his name in the box score as “R. Adams” and I was like, “Yeah, Whiskeytown rocks!”

Yadiel Hernandez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .303. That was Yadiel’s first home run off a breaking pitch, entered yesterday slugging .582 on fastballs, and .200 off the junk. “If you’re breaking balls, you’re dealing with the junk.” An Italian baseball coach teaching human anatomy.

Joe RossNats are saying Ross won’t require surgery on his partially torn UCL in his elbow and I’m saying it was nice knowing Joe Ross, and it’s a shame he’s going to try to rehab his elbow because that’s gonna be a waste of 18 months. You might be thinking, “Yeah, famous handsome blogger, Grey Albright, knows more than a world famous doctor.” To which I say, thanks for noticing and I can’t detect sarcasm.

Dylan Carlson – Hit the IL with a wrist sprain. In his place, the Cards will turn to the middle aisle of Sprouts for a Lars Nootbar. “Excuse me, I’ve searched by the candy-coated almonds, but I can’t seem to find your Lars Nootbaar.” Hopefully no one reading this has a *looks both ways, leans in* NOOT ALLERGY!

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.13 vs. Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.26. A matchup of two Cy Young contenders, and I’m only half joking. Which half though?

Huascar Ynoa – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.70, as he was activated from the IL. Huascar was so excited to return to the mound that he slammed his fist through a wall. If Ynoa is out there, I’d grab him in all leagues. His next start on the Streamonator isn’t great, but it’s borderline enough that I could even see it. Before he went Chuck Norris on a wall, I gave you a Huascar Ynoa fantasy, so act like Ynoa, MC Lyte.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4 and his 26th homer, hitting .294. In case anyone doesn’t think I liked Austin Riley this year, I wrote an Austin Riley sleeper back when you were still counting your fantasy football losses.

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.39. Is it me or do you also say Alcantara singing it like Frank Sinatra? It’s me, isn’t it? Mmkay.

Chris Bassitt – Left the game after taking a comebacker off his face. Brutal sound of that comebacker off him. Like a bottom two worst sound in baseball, competing only with the sound of a pitch off a helmet. Hopefully, Bassitt’s okay.

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.08. Nearly made Lopez the lede today, but Webb’s been great for three months and Lopez has been great for 25 IP, mostly in relief. Though, I grabbed Lopez in a few leagues for him to get a few more starts in the rotation, as the White Sox throttle innings on their other starters. Lopez appears to be in the rotation now for the rest of the season. Did not see that confirmed anywhere though. This is called an educated guess. Like when you say I’m a six and I guess that’s out of a scale of five.

Drew Rasmussen – 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.64 and 56 pitches. Rasmussen sounds like the air coming out of me when I saw him not staying in for one more inning.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer. After the game Nelson Cruz said, “Homering twice in a game is as a thrill now as it was in the 1960s.”

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, and five games in a row. I’m cackling at the idea that Zunino breaks Dale Long, Mattingly, Girffey Jr.’s 8-game straight with a home run streak. Already started working on my Buy column that will be available later today on our Patreon, and Zunino isn’t rostered in 50% of leagues and I’m really not sure what to do with all of you. Send me a line, would ya? Which sounds like something Loretta Lynn would say.

John Means – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.44. I keep saying you need to drop him, because he’s not right since his injury, and I keep getting people in the comments like, “Really? But he was so good.” Yeah, you’re talking in past tense. Nah’Means?

Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-3, as he was activated from the concussion list. Now he has to solve the mystery of who it was that concussed him, was it his ex-lover? The postman? The high school-aged girl who flirts with him and he tries to remain distant but there’s weird tension that eventually gets him fired after he solves the case, which makes for an up-then-down ending and a perfect catapult into season three?

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JC
JC
11 months ago

Who do you trust more….
ERod at home vs Rangers (Lyles)
Happ at home vs Pirates (Peters)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  JC
11 months ago

ed rod. at least the upside is higher there. if it’s just a h2h and you want ratios safety could go happ though. if you need K’s it’s absolutely ed rod. or wins. SON has them in a near tie.

JC
JC
Reply to  The Harrow
11 months ago

Thanks. I looked at SON and saw the dead heat. They both can blow up. But juicy matchups

aardvark
aardvark
11 months ago

Blackman over soler?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Soler or belt?

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

Grey, would you pick up Flexen as a streamer for tomorrow at the Rangers? My drop would be David Price.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  stevie
11 months ago

yep, price and flexen certainly streamable. anybody vs TEX is basically streamable.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
11 months ago

and SEA too, i went with folty (not utterly awful for last little bit) in deep spots today after rash of injuries we had no reason to know about or just happened (the hound, sandoval)

blooper
blooper
11 months ago

Oh Vlaaad, come back Vlad. Can’t win without you.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  blooper
11 months ago

it’s probably the draculonian (mash up word) for canada’s corona laws. i know for sure you can be fined like 1-2 dimes for say being around anybody not on your “safe list” in some areas. you have to give a list to the government and it’s like 10 max people long, all of them have to be proven to not have corona (probably often), if you are even caught driving in a car with somebody not on that list you get fined (what i heard was 1,000 for sure). i’m not making this up (could have some details wrong), heard about it back in january in hockey drafts with some canadians. forgot which section of which province this was accurate to though (although could’ve been more than one area easily).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

a pretty ugly adjustment period certainly believable when you’ve not been in canada for who even knows how long in his case. obv hasn’t played in canada since what end of 2019, maybe he had waited the 2whatever weeks per time coming back (which was the case till probably pretty recently, from feb or march 2020 till at least jan 2021 to enter canada, i know this was true for players traded to canadian teams in hockey last year). i’m sure i’m only scratching the surface as i only knew this one thing from people talking in a few drafts months ago.

blooper
blooper
11 months ago

Oh Vlaaad, come back Vlad. Can’t win without you.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
11 months ago

14 team h2h keep 6

Which IL playet do I drop?

W Contreras, Severino, Sandoval

Sandoval and Severino would be cheap keepers, Contreras likely a 10+ dollar keeper. Currently have d’Arnoud at catcher. Need yp win big this week, otherwise not making playoffs. Thanks!

Ellis
Ellis
11 months ago

The Pirates’ Wilmer Difo To Live and Die in LA tonight

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Grey
Who do you think has more save chances ROS
Wick or Rogers with the Giants or maybe even Huer
Thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 months ago

First I dropped Max Fried. Then I picked up Severino right when it seemed he was coming back. Then PabLo and Civale went down. Then I traded for Bieber but seems like he’ll only be back for a couple of starts. Then Bassitt breaks his face, and now Sandoval breaks his back and might be out for the year.

Rage drop Patrick Sandoval, or wait for conclusive news?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Shin-Soo Choo Choo
11 months ago

i’m guessing you could be in that group that kept plesac though right. hehehehe. gotta make sure fried was off that roster though.

Jram it up your Yaz
Jram it up your Yaz
11 months ago

Need to replace Bassit… no SPs worth picking up. Would you grab Lasagna or Chad Green? Or both?

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like between rey lopez and eli hernandez?

thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Bassitt is a drop, right?

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
11 months ago

Grey, 10T 5X5 Category Keeper League.

Infamous Catcher question. Please rank ROS: M. Garver, G. Sanchez and T. d’Arnaud

Also are either Toro or Duran worth holding onto for next year as keepers? Could lose either for
F. Schwindel, A. Diaz, C. Joe or A. Santander

Thanks mucho!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
11 months ago

You starting Josiah at home against Toronto? At least he doesn’t have to face a DH lol

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Mountcastle vs Head or
Walsh vs Skubal?
Tron says close.

Brett
Brett
11 months ago

Need a catcher d’Arnaud or Narvaez?

Thanks

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

Howdy Grey, hope all is well with you!

Do you think Pham is in danger of losing ABs with Tatis in OF now?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Okay thanks. Was Pham a schmotato that cooled off or is he worth holding onto as a utility bat in an OBP league?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yes sir. Thank you Grey, you’re my favorite.

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Would you please rank Soler, Hayes and Vaughn as utility bats ROS?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
11 months ago

Sorry, please add Conforto and Brinson to that list and pick two ROS.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
11 months ago

Sorry again haha, somebody just picked up Conforto for Yaz a few minutes ago.

So, please pick two out of Soler, Hayes, Vaughn, Brinson, and I guess Yaz ROS as utility bats.

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

fausto
fausto
11 months ago

Tyler Megill @SF yas or nas? Or go with robot? Basically looking for 6ip 6k 1er.

fausto
fausto
11 months ago

Tyler Megill @SF yas or nas? Or go with robot? Basically looking for 6ip 6k 1er.

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
11 months ago

Though the news is better than it could be on Bassitt, I need to pick up a starter to replace him and can’t use a DL spot, so who is the drop so I can pick up Ynoa, Jarren Duran or Jesus Sanchez? Deep keeper points league.

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I’m sorry, I phrased that poorly. Drop Jarren Duran or Jesus Sanchez so that I can pick up Ynoa. Thanks Grey.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 months ago

What’s good Grey? Gomben Gomber has a good ring to it…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Hahaha

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Better streamer?
S.Gray home vs Mia or
R.Lopez at Rays

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Better SP at the back of my rotation in a 12 team H2H: Lauer from MIL or Lopez from CWS? Thanks!

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Think Bassitt comes back anytime soon (with Pillar-like mask) or time to trade?

Thanks

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Steve
11 months ago

probably not this year (maybe playoffs). broken cheek into upper jaw bone break gotta be at least a month. the hound can’t hunt till fall or so. now if say OAK could just DL him already would be nice.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Earlier in this thread, I asked about Voit’s future playing time and the possibility that he might DH (and Stanton to OF). You said “Be worried”. I forgot to mention that Stanton played OF yesterday (his 8th time this year), so it isn’t as remote a possibility as I implied.

Does this increase the likehihood of near-full time for Voit?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Earlier in this thread, I asked about Voit’s future playing time and the possibility that he might DH (and Stanton to OF). You said “Be worried”. I forgot to mention that Stanton played OF yesterday (his 8th time this year), so it isn’t as remote a possibility as I implied.

Does this increase the likehihood of near-full time for Voit?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

it’s the 8th, awesome, now just hoping at least 5 of those were LF or RF exactly. probably were LF’s most of them. be really neat if he can get at least 5 for both. we’ll be safe for non specific OF only leagues for yahoo next year already though.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
11 months ago

just 2 more total for espn (pretty sure) this year.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Louis Head pitching for the Rays today. Where did they dig him up?

negatto
negatto
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

And that softball is over the fence. :)

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
11 months ago

What’s up Grey

Am I crazy for wanting to roll out Folty (v. SEA) tonight in a 12 team?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Keep 34 year old Carrasco in a dynasty league or cut for a younger healthier guy. I have no examples, just curious if Cookie is done…thanks Mate

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Madbum, you like him for 2022

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

ok, thanks. no hurrry, ill go thru all the free agents and look for the next diamond in the rough.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
11 months ago

Hey Grey!

I was able to grab Josiah Gray off of waivers. While his start today doesn’t look promising, I may start him since Manoah took my ERA, flex taped it to one of Bezo’s dildo rockets, and sent it to the moon. I think his WHIP and K’s will still be very nice (Italian chef hand emoji). What do you think?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Blue Jays… fly ball pitcher with great swing and miss stuff. What could go wrong?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
11 months ago

Should I start Dom Smith or Brandon Belt today at 1B? (Both playing in today’s day game in SF — MeGill vs. Tony Disco)

Thanks!

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks! FYI, in case you didn’t see it, Aquino is starting in LF (batting fifth) despite the Cubs starting a RP pitcher (Adrian Sampson)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Please rank top 2 OF from the below (12-team, 5×5 with weekly lineups)

Naquin, Bader, C-Dick, Margot, Fraley, J-Up, Peralta, MAT, Kiermaier, Brinson.

Thanks.

Waldorf
Waldorf
11 months ago

Grey would you stream Mitch White against the Pirates today?

malamoney
11 months ago

I always thought that guy was Matt Damon’s challenged brother.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  malamoney
11 months ago

he’s known as “fat matt damon” from fargo season 2 where he put on a ton of weight for that role.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Really liked what I saw out of Reynaldo last night….wish for a few more K’s, but overall no real complaints. I feel like he’ll be best out of the pen.

I have no idea how Hendricks did what he did last night. He’s my new Jekyll and Hyde as I have no idea which version we’ll get on a nightly basis.

I have Santander as my starting CF in a points league until Betts comes back….am I right to start losing patience with him? Other options are Like, LaMonte, Naquin, Joe, Duvall, Gamel, Ortega, Hilliard, Badoo, Mateo…..nothing inspiring at all. I don’t even care for power, just going 2 for 5 in a game can give me some points. But really, all of these options are blah, unless someone there stands out to you.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

That’s true, and thanks. I’ve been waiting for Santander to return to his 2020 form, as some places say he’s been unlucky and on track to be that guy again, but on the other hand, it sucks waiting for this to happen. Here’s to Betts returning soon.

Dude
Dude
11 months ago

Is Carasco worth stashing? Is he going to get right? Pitching is extremely thin. Even streaming options are next to nothing. League counts QS rather than wins so 6 innings is tough to come by these days. The only options are Quantrill,McKenzie, Carasco and Bundy lol. Most other guys available are going 4-5 innings at the most which is a wasted start because we have a limit. If not Carasco, who is worth grabbing and starting based on matchups and most likely to go 6 consistently? If any of the 3….not counting Bundy lol

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Manoah: Ahhh! Roofie!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Thinking of picking up Luke Voit as my bench bat, but I fear his playing time status when Rizzo returns (today?). is he merely part of the short-side platoon? Or will Stanton play more OF (opening DH vs Righty ABs).

Other choices are Canha, Lamont Wade, and Bobby Dalbec (who now is platooning with TRAVIS SHAW!).

I hope Voit wins.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Need to drop one to pick up Reynaldo Lopez in a 16 team league. Who would you drop? Margot, Kelenic, Duran or Yoan Moncada. Cant believe Moncada is on this list, but my word, he is pathetic. I will never own him again. He is the poster boy for 1-0-4-0.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Another frustrated Moncada owner here. Drop him to replace with any of the following?

Hunter D, B Anderson, Moustakas, Candelario, Aledmys, Odor, AssCab, IKF, Farmer, TWade, Torreyes?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Would you drop Moncada for K Hayes? Keeper league. Thanks.

Some other guy
Some other guy
11 months ago

Seeing that the Dodgers would basically be throwing bullpen games 3 out of 5 rotation turns this week while facing the Pirates and Mets, I picked up every Dodgers reliever I could think of. Didn’t think of Knebel.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Need a MI. Please Rank top two from:

Yonny, Nicky Lopez, Aledmys, Odor, R.Urias, IKF, LaStella, Lowrie, Wade, Torreyes, Mateo.

12 team, 5×5 league with all categories tight.

JC
JC
11 months ago

1, Dodgers defense is comical right now. Guys are for sure playing out of position (Lux at third is just arogant??) but it goes beyond the errors that show up in the box score. Routine double plays are force outs, throwing to the wrong base is a fielder’s choice etc. Price deserved better as did Max on Sunday.
2. Stretch run for our playoff spots in our 12 teamer. Injury bug timing is brutal with Tapia, Winker and Springer decimating my OF. We must play a CF so grabbed Kepler but his sitting versus lefties is an issue. Only have 7 moves per week so can’t really stream it when you need 40 innings of pitching. Ugh. Good thing I am a great GM lol. So here is the current team and WW options:

C- open
CI – Freeman, Abreu, Donaldson
MI – Trea, Albies, Polanco
OF – play five…. Walsh, Kepler, Yordan, Wade, Lowe
Util – Cesar
Out – Winker, Tapia, Springer, and Julio Urias
SP – Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Eovaldi, Cease, streamer spot – Flexen
RP – Colome, Box, D Castillo

3. catchers available…. Yasmani, Stassi, Garver, Sanchez. Grab a catcher with Flexen’s spot or keep open for now?
4. bullpen is a mess for sure. Colome has been great but i seldom compete for saves on a weekly basis. Do I hold him and SAGNOF down the stretch with guys like N Anderson, Clippard etc or do i drop him, punt saves, and add another holds guy like Gallegos? Ratios matter btw.

This is going to be tricky. Thanks for the advice.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

i think PIT is one of those contact but horrible contact teams so a really bad D against them actually they can string together garbage “hits” that probably shouldn’t be ruled hits. maybe i’m thinking last year though (a.frazier for sure, no longer there)

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

WW was so bleak I did not list them, but here goes:
Mateo, Baddoo (zero steals last 30), Zimmer
and I just listed the catchers. Pitchers include Gallegos, ERod, Happ, Wood, Lauer, Touki

Zeus
Zeus
11 months ago

Too bad Heuer won’t have a long career because I would enjoy saying his name like the Heuer Janice. Rossi for the rest of my life.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Zeus
11 months ago

why is this an assumption, dude is 25.

Zeus
Zeus

Calm down Heuer’s mom

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Zeus
11 months ago

Bassitt is a drop, correct?

Yes
Yes
11 months ago

Let’s talk about (insert subject) baby, let’s talk about you and me…

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Someone just dropped Naquin. Use over Bader or Soler?

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

A few questions as we move to next year-

1) I have a leaguemate asking about Starling Marte in a 12 team mixed roto league…which of the following are you taking over him for next year?:

Austin Riley, Cronenworth, Wander, Judge.

2) For next year, is the correct order Bo Bichette, Mullins, Arozarena? Are they all top 50?

3) For next year, is the correct order Castellanos, Harper, Jose Ramirez, Story? About where do you think Story will wind up next year?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey, is Riley, Wander, Judge about the right order?

And on number 3 is Story last on the list (after Harper)? Do you think he’ll be top 100 next year?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Happy National Fajita Day!! Gonna get me some authentic Taco Bell today!!

Got 2 quick ones for ya:
1.) do you trust any of the below starters today (is so, who to drop):

– Heaney v. BOS
– R. Suarez @ ARI
– Luzardo v. ATL

I’m getting killed in the saves cat; any of these guys worth adding (if so, who to drop)?
– Brentz
– Bender
– Lasagna
– Clippard
– Heuer/ Wick
– Antone (preemptive)

My roster:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league

C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: W. Franco
OF: Franmil, Adolis, Wisdom
UTL: Jazz
Bn: Brinson, B. Rodgers, L. Urias

SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Means, Framber, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Z. Thompson, Ynoa

RP: Kennedy, DickRod, C. Green

IL (3 total spots): Springer, Chapman, Urquidy

Thanks as always!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Sadly, no holds; just saves (got hosed at the trade deadline with closers moving to set-up roles, but have held onto DickRod for some reason)

And I assume you don’t like any of those Streaming options, right?

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Fwiw; Chapman activated from the IL and “has been given the closer role back” too.

blooper
blooper
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Oh Vlaaad, come back Vlad. Can’t win without you.

The Harrow
The Harrow
11 months ago

you also wrote a riley sleeper last year and probably 2 years ago too. anybody that doesn’t remember that either only shows up part of the time or has a terrible memory.

Deltron
Deltron
11 months ago

Does anyone happen to know whether Logan Webb’s next start on Sunday @ OAK, or Monday @ NYM? I see that CBS has him going Sunday whereas ESPN has him going Monday.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Deltron
11 months ago

use this over those, it’s also updated faster. it was the best before and is now owned by fangraphs

likely tues @ the mess. although he’s doing so well are you benching him if it happens to be @ OAK, i think not.

https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/giants

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

SF doesn’t play monday.

Sport
Sport
11 months ago

Hey the one thing the Royals have been successful at this year is the use of Salvy at DH. Even if all other options for DH couldn’t pinch hit in the National League. I’m looking for silver lining anywhere I can find it with my boys in blue. So I’m gonna call the use of Salvy and getting him 600 at bats a success! Yes!

Where would you rank Salvy next year if he was just UT? Top 100? I won’t be owning him as I can see him getting drafted in the 4th round.

Oh, I have Austin Riley on several teams. I specifically remember you saying he would be batting clean up and getting RBI. Good call!

Thank you!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I’m confused. Perez has been starting catcher in 91 games. Where would he be UT only?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Well, OK then, be like that.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
11 months ago

Sorry but I just can’t get past your sentence on Jake Cronenworth being in the conversation for next year’s top 100.

How can he NOT be top 100? What’s he got to prove? In my Yahoo league, Cronenworth is currently the 11th best bat in all of MLB. He’s the 12th best players in all of MLB, according to those same statistical guidelines.

I’m sorry you cut him, but don’t punish him or the rest of us. Dude is top 75 for next year and the foreseeable future.

Bamabterry
Bamabterry
Reply to  Harley Earl
11 months ago

What kind of league do you play in where he is the 12th best player or 11th best bat? Just looked him up in my standard 5×5 fantrax league and he is the 44th ranked hitter in that league. I think at the end of the top 100 is right about where he should be. “In the conversation for top 100” and in the top 75 is pretty a pretty close ranking too. Not sure what you think youre being punished for, but a fantasy baseball writer that ranks someone 25ish spots lower than a random commenter not a punishment. Lol.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I play in an on-base pct. league and his .355 obp is pretty nice. Not Max Muncy nice (.405) but a helluva lot better than Mitch Haniger (.312).

He’s a top 60 bat in my league easy.

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Grey!

Pts league. Drop Soler for Longoria?

Thanks

Gator
Gator
11 months ago

Think Means bounces back in 2022 to where he was before the injury? Same with Bieber and Lopez. Are these shoulder injuries the type to carry forward into the following season?

TonyD
TonyD
11 months ago

Nootbaar said if he played in New York they’d name a candy bar after him

Steve D.
Steve D.
11 months ago

Grey, I’m with you on Means. I flipped him with Gallo just before he came back from the IL for Kyle Tucker and laughed all the way to the bank.

And I should ask about dropping Nelson Cruz more often if he’s going to get all mad about it and homer twice…

I’ve got a pair of arms stashed on my IL, Bieber and Paddock – can I expect anything useful from either down the stretch?

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Steve D.
11 months ago

Dump Paddock……Bieber probably won’t be back until mid september, but I’ll take a couple games from Biebs over even a couple more games from Paddock.

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Hey Grey!

Picked of Reynaldo, hopefully he starts more since I traded for Rodon.

Would you start Luzardo at home vs the Braves ? Streamonator likes it somewhat but feels risky

galica123
galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!

Awesome!

a. Soto entered the game in the 9th tied 2-2. Here’s the convo between the dugout and the bullpen.

Dugout: ‘Get Soto ready. As motivation tell him if he keeps the game tied, Detroit has a 5% chance of winning it for him in the bottom of the 9th.’

Bullpen: ‘Ok, I’ll tell him….Hang on, he’s asking who’s due up in the Detroit 9th?’

Dugout: ‘Greiner, Reyes and Grossman. Schoop would be next if someone gets on.’

Bullpen: ‘Ok, he says you’ll see what he thinks of his chances of Detroit winning the game soon.’

LAA sent 11 men to the plate!! 6 runs, 5 ER, Krol allowed a 1 inherited runner to score. Soto was tired, don’t they have access to advanced intelligence?

b. Dropped Means after his last start, saw he was marginally favored by SON for last night’s start, Grey said don’t do it and I didn’t do it.

c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for August 18, 2021

‘There’s only one law in the West: the law of blood and bullets. It’s either shoot or be shot.’

Groucho

Go West

d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for August 18, 2021

‘I watched him [Reggie Jackson] when I was ten and he hit three home runs in the World Series; he was flamboyant and he backed it up. And, actually, I can tolerate a lot of trash talking when somebody can back it up.’

Hitting coach Gerald Perry

Cheers,
Ante