Been extremely hesitant about mentioning Luke Voit (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer), because I really don’t think much of him.  He had a few good games that were amplified to 11 because of New York.  So crazy to me that a guy like Voit is amplified to 11, mean’s while, Miguel Andujar has a huge rookie year and it’s crickets.  Racist crickets, prolly.  Throwing shade like a lamp!  Voit will be in this afternoon’s buy column, but it’s going to be begrudgingly.  He feels like he’s a hot streak from Matt Adams-type that will disappear in a few games.  What’s Voit’s body type?  I’m trying to fit a once-round peg into a recently-skinny hole.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew McCutchen – Acquired by the Yankees.  McCutchen stares at a poster of Wade Boggs riding a horse after a Yanks World Championship, “I’m coming for you, horsie.” The Yankees are so predictable with their moves.  I will say the same when they pay Bryce Harper $750 million this offseason.  McCutchen obviously gains some value with the move, but he doesn’t lose six years off his knees and is still a bet for what?  4 HRs, .280 with 2 SBs in the final month?  Sounds like a good week by Willy Adames.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer, and 5th fastest to 300 homers in major league history.  That homer was for our daughter, the baby mannequin I dressed up and named Ginacarla.

Gleyber Torres – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .279.  Imagine he got his sophomore slump out of the way from mid-July to mid-August.  Zoinks!

J.A. Happ – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.00.  Happ happens.

Dellin Betances – 1 IP, 3 ER and a blown save, ERA up to 2.59.  He’s such a Cuddle Boy Betances is going to drive Aroldis’ girlfriend to the abortion clinic while Just Once plays on the radio.  Dellin Betances has a 15.8 K/9, but can’t get out the Tigers, which is as bonkers as Amber Heard.

Jose Iglesias – Hit the DL with an abdominal strain.  Here is the DL’d Church, here is the steeple, opens the door for some Quad-A people.  Hey!  Not so fast, Ronny Rodriguez, his fill-in, went 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the week.  I’d even go as far as to say hot schmotato alert on the Ron-Rod juice.

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (14) and legs (10).  In the Goodrum family, they call that game ‘top shelf.’

Victor Martinez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .250.  If he is retiring this year, V-Mart is going out in style.  That style is of an aging vet who should’ve retired three years ago.

Lucas Giolito – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.66, but not telling the full story because he now has three weeks of Quality Starts (4 in all) and this start came against the Red Sox.  Okay, now I’m starting to get intrigued.  The Stream-o-Nator even loves his next start, and I feel like it could go from nice to ugh in one bad inning, but I can see the stream.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Mookie Best is back, bayyyyyybeee!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 39th homer.  Just Dong because old guys get long balls.

Eugenio Suarez – Scratched from yesterday’s game with mid-back spasms.  Sounds like he needs a chiropractor, or as they’re called in Egypt, Cairopractor.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .311. Racist!  I had a thought the other day, we need more players whose names start with O’.  I’m told by research there’s an O’Koyea Dickson in the Dodgers organization.  Okay…yeah, but I need someone in the majors.  Thinking a good test subject would be O’Lorenzo Cain…Sugar!  A mouthful (noseful?) sure, but O’Lorenzo would be a nice nod to O’Shea Jackson and Cain’s Cube with ice water in his veins.  Of course, I might just need a nap.

Wade Miley – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.18. *looks at ERAs of Robbie Ray and Tanaka on my team, looks again at Wade Miley’s ERA, takes elevator to top floor of building*  Been fun, guys and five girls.  Will someone promise to water and fertilizer my Obama Chia pet?  Thanking you in advance.  Any hoo!  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, his peripherals are hot garbage under my mom’s Mother Day’s gifts she’s never used and Miley will prolly throw another terrific game.

Wade LeBlanc – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  It was a good day to make like a paddle and Wade in.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-5, and his 23rd homer.  Now has four homers in the last eight games and hitting near-.350.  Get hot, you son of a Mitch!  If you’re a junior, I don’t.

David Wright – Joined the Mets in San Fran so he could work with the trainers.  One of the most injured players in baseball is traveling to see the Mets trainers.  Is this a two negatives make a positive situation or will Wright spontaneously combust?  Stay tuned!

Justin Verlander – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA 2.78.  In the 2nd half, it’s been more like jUsTIN vERlaNdeR.  Has been great for Ks still, but his 2nd half ERA is 4.36.

Tyler White – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He’s homered every game since May 22nd, so you tell me if you think he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column.

Shohei Ohtani – Will start on Sunday.  Everyone should be pissed at prospects not getting called up because of service time concerns.  Y’all should be equally pissed at what the Angels are doing to Ohtani.  He needs surgery, you idiots!  Read this headline from Sports Illustrated in June, “Ohtani’s UCL Injury Isn’t Related To Old Tear.”  Ohtani’s UCL tear is like a freakin’ movie ticket stub!  Every time he passes an old guy it gets ripped!  Holy crap, guys, DL him and send him for surgery!  This is the Angels, what, fifth pitcher they’ve tried this crap with?  Seriously, what in the holy eff?  UCL tears don’t magically heal!

Matt Shoemaker – Could start next week.  He’s made one start this year as he returns from forearm surgery.  Or as they say in English Lit, “Foreshadowing of Ohtani’s 2019.”

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  He’s burned me a few times in lit matchups (pun!), so I’m not really running back to grab him, but the Stream-o-Nator does love his next start.

German Marquez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Okay, thirteen Ks is making me forget a lot about his distant past, like how he sounds like an exiled Nazi.  His recent past is spectacular.  His 2nd ERA is 2.80. You ain’t no Justin Verlander, which is a great thing!  His home ERA is still 5.77, so I can’t imagine starting him in Coors, but if you see somewhere he can use his skills learned as a Road Scholar, I’d hope on him.

Chris StewartDiamondbacks acquired him for…I don’t know, $50 Chipotle gift card?

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.55.  I started him, and started him and started him and started him and started him and*changes record*  Sorry, it must’ve got scratched.  Ray on my team has a 5.15 ERA and 1.53 WHIP!  So, of course, I dropped him after his last start, avoiding this one.  I’ve been played.  Nay, I’ve been Ray’d.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd this week, hitting near-.333 in the last week, and I grabbed him in my RCL league as a batty call yesterday, so that was a nice, unprotected, sexy encounter.  Thinking I might hold him for a few days just to see if he can stay hot.  For what it’s Werth, he won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I considered it.  Enticing!

Mike Clevinger – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.17.  Clevinger’s line is a little misleading.  He gave up two runs in a blast by LinkedIn fanboi, Ehire, but there was an error preceding it, so unearned.  Sounds like nepotism.  Ya know, how that Ehire succeeded.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .207.  He’s cut his strikeouts a bit since his demotion (they’re still awful), and everything else is nearly identical (which is obviously not good).  Just Sano.

Eddie Rosario – Right quad strain just as he has four hits in his last seven at-bats.  *holds pillow to face, screams*  I’m good now.

Bobby Wilson – Acquired by the Cubs.  All NL teams pull up their beach umbrellas and begin to fold their towels, saying, “They got Bobby Wilson, so we’re gonna beat traffic and head home early.  Have a good rest of the season.”

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  Perhaps life is all about expectations, because I was expecting an absolute trouncing in this start vs. the Cubs, and came away pleasantly surprised with just a small-scale hand-to-raw-ass spanking.  Thank you, Folty, may I have another.

Mike Montgomery – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he returned from the DL.  Was this his rehab start?  Cause it kinda looks that way.

John Gant – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.34 and pitchslapped Joe Musgrove (6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.80).  I am starting Gant and Gomber, which sounds like a peanut company, in a few leagues.  Important leagues.  Leagues I want to win, and I should be a lot more confident, because they’re putting up terrific numbers, but I am simply starting them.  Maybe confidence will come after my pectoral implants.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .277.  A part of me wants to go all-in on Bader next year, and I prolly will, but a small part of me can’t help think of Piscotty, Aledmys, Wong, Ludwick, Gyorko and countless others who look great one year and then the following year someone else looks great and you never hear from the previous year great player.  It’s like a Lazy Susan of great options that spins once a year.  One year Moo Goo Try This Guy, next year they’re a Poo-Poo Platter.

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Fab write-up, just like the Fab 4!

    a. Don’t you dare put down Jon Voight’s bastard son, don’t you dare!!! J/k man. Here’s the thought process I used to sign him up.

    1. I saw the replay of the 2 HRs he hit
    2. I saw all the Yankees boxscores with a shizz ton of runs
    3. I noticed all the players were taken except Gardner, Voit and Romine.
    4. Like guys smokin’ fine Cuban cigars and drinking fine cognac I also want some of the good stuff.

    b. I will say on Voit, where was he in STL!!!

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 31

    The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.

    d. Have a nice weekend (again!!!)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. 4. HA! B. Matt Adams beqweefed him C. So appropriate for today! D. This too!

  2. Crazy J says:
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    “I feel like it could go from nice to ugh in one bad inning” … pretty sure you just summarized my whole season.

  3. Kcc26 says:
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    Don’t forget DeJong, Pham…I’m sure I’m forgetting so many others. It really does seem to be a thing in St. Louis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kcc26: Yeah, completely, should have a glossary term on it, but Rudy will say too specific and then we’ll all groan and weekend!

  4. Mike says:
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    With mccutchen now a Yankee, would you bench him for mallex Smith, or do you think Cutch’s other offensive stats will see an improvement that it would be tuff not to start him? I’ve got others contributing SBs that I can afford to keep Smith benched, but I won’t dominate in that category.

    • VinWins

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      @Mike: From above: ” McCutchen obviously gains some value with the move, but he doesn’t lose six years off his knees and is still a bet for what? 4 HRs, .280 with 2 SBs in the final month? Sounds like a good week by Willy Adames.”

      • Mike says:
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        @VinWins: lol, my bad. I missed that summary when I read through it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I like him over Mallex

  5. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,

    awaiting your Buy , later on ,
    i’m asking your Sell !!

    Keeper team :
    Wait-and-Hold or Drop
    Cody Allen / K.Jansen / J.Schoop / C.Archer
    –> thinking : playoffs and kepers for next season + i ‘m contender for the championship

    Dynasty team :
    Buy Tyler White / W.Adames / Lucchesi
    DROP Puig (SB) / R.Healy (avg) / Calhoun /Freddy Peralta (AAA!) / Kela (no more value except holds?!)
    + i may be in the playoffs but BAD pitching team would kick me out quick
    –> thinking next season

    thanks Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Don’t ask no sell and keep yo’ hands to yo’self! Is that George Thorogood?

      You can lose Allen if you need room and CArcher, depends on league depth prolly, though don’t even know what you’re dropping them for… White and Adames over Healy and Kela

  6. VinWins

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    Small sample size, of course, but in his last 4 home games (Ariz, Oak, Pitt, STL), Marquez has K’d 35 in 26 and 2/3 with ratios of 2.36/1.09. The Pirates’ game was not great with 12 baserunners and 3 runs in 6 IP, but also 10 Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Wow, that is solid, where is he next?

      • steve stevenson says:
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        @Grey: 2 home starts, v SF and v ARI. I’m holding him in my RCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice

  7. Racehorse says:
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    McCutchen stares at a poster of Wade Boggs riding a horse after a Yanks World Championship, “I’m coming for you, horsie.”

    Hahaha – nice ~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse: That was for you Racehorse!

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: me, El Caballo, and Mr. Ed all thank you, Sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  8. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Who would you stream next week?

    Heaney @TEX (SON $13.0)
    Gant @ WASH (SON $-13.5)
    Pivetta @MIA (SON $18.4)
    LeBlanc @BAL(SON $21.1) @NYY (SON $5.0)

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phennore: None of them, but Heaney or LeBlanc are 1st

  9. Cram It says:
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    It’s 8:33 A.M. EST on 8/31. There are 4 comments with questions. It’s a sad day for all of the FCs who must be realizing that their seasons are over.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: yeah I feel I’ve been being lazy, but stupid work always gets busy after Memorial Day.

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Fantrax got blocked by firewall at work for me like a month ago so RCL’s have been extra frustrating to manage. I just want that NFBC title more than anything! How are you looking there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: I jumped out to a ten point lead in NFBC, Oaktown faded

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: falling apart. 12 pitchers on DL

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Cram It: I have a question …

      ROS – Keirmaier, Quinn, Mullins?

      The other day I asked Grey who he liked more ROS between Keirmaier and Mullins and Grey responded with KK.

      That said, Quinn just got dropped in my deep keeper league and Quinn is a guy I like as a potential keeper despite Kapler’s incessant line-up juggling and the Phillies overall penchant for gumming up the works with players playing out of position …

      What say you guys ?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Racehorse: I agree, KK for this year. I can’t say for keeper. Don’t know much about Quinn or Mullins. Look like SAGNOF guys.

        • Racehorse says:
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          @Cram It: how about longterm as a keeper?
          Mullins has a nice walk rate in the minors, and the O’s are going to play him (tho he may be in Showalter’s doghouse at the moment) …

          and Quinn has surprising pop for a SAGNOF guy and the Phillies are good, but I’m concerned about consistent playing time (something I tend to highly factor in my decision process).

          Thoughts? Am I hopelessly overthinking all this?

          • Racehorse says:
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            @Racehorse: right now my dynasty team’s depth chart at CF goes …

            1. Inciarte
            2. Mullins (who I picked up, dropping Keirmaier about 10 days ago)

            Maybe I should go back and get KK dropping Mullins, and put a waiver claim in on Quinn (dropping Gattis, I already have the Jansen kid from Toronto as my longterm catcher) …

            So, potentially after the Labor Day Weekend my CF situation could be Inciarte, KK, Quinn … and I’d be sitting pretty for 2019 – having my cake and eating it, too!

            What can I say, I like overthinking all this stuff — it beats digging ditches ~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Reading the comments a lot about bye weeks, and at this time of year it’s H2H Q’s… Most roto is either decided or you have a good handle on what you need to do

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I didn’t mention it but I’m asking from a H2H POV …

        Anyway, I got it thru my hard stubborn thick skull and just picked back up KK and dropped Mullins (who’ll be at the top of my watch list).

        Thanks Fellas for putting up with all my ramblings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And, yeah, Mullins hasn’t done much recently

  10. Gonzo says:
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    Say news comes out before Tuesday that Stripling is gonna replace Buehler in the rotation. Would you rather have Stripling or Giolito on your squad down the stretch?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Gonzo: stripling easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: Agree with peace…Stripling

  11. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Which two of these weekend streams would you start? QS/W League

    Suarez (vs. NYM)
    Matz (@ SF)
    Ed. Jackson (vs. Seattle)
    Nix (vs. COL)
    Stratton (vs. NYM)

  12. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Am I dropping Sano for Ian Desmond?

    • Phil Connors says:
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      Is the forecast at Coors ‘swamp ass’ yet?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Phil Collins has a bookstore, Dust Jacket Required

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Desmond has done even less, hasn’t he?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I was cyclopsing that 4 games stretch last week. I know you were high on Desmond a couple of months ago, so wanted to check the temperature now.

        With Rosario’s injury, my OF is now Betts, Hicks, and Merrifield with Shaw at 2B and Mancini at 1B. Sano is holding down UTIL. With my next meaningful game in 3 weeks, I added Ohtani and dropped Madson to hopefully catch lightning in a bottle. I am also currently holding Vlad Jr. on the chance he gets called up, but I read somewhere that players in the AFL don’t usually get called up in September, so is he a drop?

  13. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Stephen Vogt resents this title…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: Vogt should’ve went to Wisconsin as he promised!

  14. I Am The Liquor says:
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    I read an article a few weeks ago on Ohtani speculating that he is going to get surgery as soon as the season ends, instead of today since he can still successfully hit without a UCL, apparently. Wonder if this being the case that pitching for him at this stage is not a risky move since the ailment will be corrected during surgery? Article also suggested that even after surgery he may be hitting all of next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I Am The Liquor: I don’t see how pitching can be good for his arm, can’t you always make things worse?

      • RICE says:
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        @Grey: As a Halo fan, I think the real question here is; what’s the point? You’re 4th in your division and 14.5 games outside of the wildcard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m saying, plus it could really damage his arm

          • I Am The Liquor says:
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            @Grey: I suppose that he could hurt something else if he is overcompensating due to his injury.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that too

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @Grey: That was my initial reaction too but I honestly don’t know. If the surgery is a fix-all then maybe pitching with a torn UCL is just painful but not necessarily worse for him long-term.

        Any doctors in the building?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peacecoast is

          • RICE says:
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            @Grey: This whole thing drives me absolutely bananas.

            1) The Angels have nothing to play for. Nothing!
            2) The “fans” excited about this move are casual fans, at best.
            3) The fake doctor that resides inside my head says, “Pitching is not the way to heal arm injuries.” The Angels are out there listening to Michael Jackson’s doctor?
            4) Pujols just went down for the season… you can finally just DH Ohtani full time!

            AHHHHHH!!!!

            Rant over. Thanks for listening.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. I know, it’s crazy 2. Agreed, they are always the loudest tho, right? 3. HA 4. Exactly!

  15. VinWins

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    Streaming tip of the day: 4 probable starters today have the initials A-S. Which of course is also the abbreviation for All Star. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Pick ’em to win ’em!

  16. Peacecoast says:
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    1- “exiled Nazi”- Gold.
    2- Eminem dropped an album what you think? I have’t listened.
    3- Been watching Kim’s Convenience on Netflix. Shot in Toronto, not at all sure if it is your thing. As a first gen immigrant born in Montreal it is kinda cool for me, I watch with the wife (who is also a first gen).
    4- Haven’t started Shooter yet. Maybe tonight unless we are watching 3 above.
    5- Ozarks season 2 drops tonight right? Surely you liked 1 as much as I did.
    6- I have never completely read any of Ante GALIC’s post (I don’t even understand them). This is a test to see if he reads down this far. Hi Anti!

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Peacecoast: Peacecoast!

      I read everything, chew it up, regurgitate it and re-use it for my intelligence I use before setting lineups!!!

      Thanks for the updates / series info. Also, 1st gen from Toronto.

      Would be glad to explain any of my crazy blurbs.

      Take care, man.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Ante Galic: whoa dude! I thought you were in the US military or something deployed all over the world?

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @peacecoast: Peacecoast!

          deployed with UNHCR – six missions to Africa (Zambia, Sudan, Central African Republic, Ghana, Chad and Uganda) and 1 to the Middle East (Lebanon). Civilian. I am the ultimate BETA male, the generation that will save humanity from the few ALPHA males left who have screwed up the planet.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: 2. His last album was awful, so I have no hope for him, but will listen at some point 3. Next All-Star Break Cougs and I were thinking about going to Montreal (thru Cooperstown) 4. Watch! 5. I’m gonna watch 6. Busted!

  17. Rudboy says:
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    Cashman and his desperate moves. They need to fire him along with Mike Rizzo

  18. The Great Knoche says:
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    What ever happened to Shawn O’Malley.

    I remember getting drunk at a game in Seattle a few years back and harassing him endlessly from the bleachers.

    O’Malley you were great in The Aristocats!

  19. It's Friday and I Got Shit To Do says:
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    Who ya got? Jeffress or Rondon in H2H Points league?

  20. It's Friday and I Got Shit To Do says:
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    FUUUUUUUCKK
    It’s too early in the morning. Three entries to finally ask one basic question correctly…

    Jeffress or OSUNA?

  21. Mike says:
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    Looking for a good streaming option tonight off waivers (leaning towards Gomber):

    Gomber v. Cin
    Roark v. Mil
    Pivetta v. ChC
    [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’m starting Gomber and Roark, that order

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually I’m starting Pivetta too, but don’t ask

  22. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Overnight SON dropped the ranking for Fiers to -$1.00; Fiers has been great for quite some time and beat SEA easily last last time out. Any reason to not go with the gut and ride the hot hand? Is SON considering Leake’s performance last time out as a reason for the reduction in value (question for Rudy maybe?).

    On another note…SON is loving Dylan Bundy on Sunday. Again, maybe for Rudy, but us that $22+ and increasing value a consideration of his 3 year splits vs. KC? Theres no way in a “must win” situation we start him is there brother Grey?

    I mean, yes, he’a been great in Kaufman over the years, and yes if you just look at Bundy vs. “KC” it looks great…but Bundy’s only faced 4 of the current bats, and not particularly well. Perhaps there’s something the robot knows that we dont.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: I wish it would drop Pivetta’s! Question for Rudy, but I personally am not starting Bundy and I am starting Fiers

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: I think I’m doing the same. Pivetta…so done with that dude, but will probably stream when a good matchup rears its head. I dont think going up against a Cubs lineup fighting for a playoff spot is a good idea.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, Cubs don’t seem like a good matchup at all

  23. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey G-rey,

    I’ll be awaiting the SoN calls near the end of your Buy column with bated breath, but until then I want to see if you can talk me out of Biebering tomorrow.

    I know you told another commenter to be wary a Biebs has stumbled a bit and the Rays are hitting a bit. And he has been giving up a few more runs lately, but one of his last two starts was against the Red Sox (the other against KC, ugh), In both those starts, however, Bieberful has not issued a single walk. And TB is warming up a bit, but they are still ranked a middling 17/30 in runs scored over the month of August.

    I dunno. That Juicy $17.9 on the SoN is calling to me, but I always check with my guru against my autopilot.

    Lurve yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Bieber looks toast with IP piling up, I’m not starting him, he has pitched well tho, as you said

      • Sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Woooord. Thank you!!

        On to reading that buy column and the long weekend!!!

  24. Wally Pipp says:
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    my opinion changed fast on betances, only because we have seen him go from dominant in the 8th to awful in the 9th before. i would bet a lot the next save try goes to britton, and would cut betances for britton if i needed saves. think robertson stays in the 7th.

  25. ThE sHiT says:
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    Grey or anyone that can chime in before 8am,

    Voit or Grichuk for this weekend?

    • asdfasdf says:
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      tyler white or ryan zimm for playoffs?

      i have sergio romo and aj minter for saves, but alvarado and winkler have vultured some, who are best for saves on braves or rays? fry and britton avail too? i need best two of that group.

      thanks for all your help as always

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @asdfasdf: White — Romo, Minter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Sorry late, but I’d try Voit

  26. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever league…have to drop 3 pitchers. Saves and Holds categories.

    Nick Pivetta
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Jose Quintana
    Robby Ray

    Ken Giles
    Will Smith
    Corey Knebel
    Jordan Hicks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bucktail30: Quintana, Giles, Smith. Or the first 3 RP’s. Depends on league dynamics.

  27. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Next week in a playoff matchup, as my last OF, would you start
    Bader atWsh, at DET or
    Puig vsNYM, at COL.
    Leaning Puig bc of coors but Bader has been better in nearly every category over the last 30 days.

  28. Dave D says:
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    Good Ohtani rant. We see eye to eye… or is that Urias to Urias. While I am an Angels fan I am not really emotionally invested. I’ll always root gor them but never will bet on them while clueless Moreno is the owner. I just feel bad for Ohtani. They really are mishandling him majorly like they f’d up a whole season of Garrett Richards.

    In less depressing news, how about D. Peralta with another jack and three ribbies? Ive now owned him five years running in one sort of a leage or another, and he’s really giving an incredible return on draft position. If I win my NFBC league I will send him a thank you note. It was going to go to Matt Kemp as of a few weeks ago but August changed everything. Sorry, Matt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: I’m glad you’re clear-eyed (brown eyed if Urias) about the Angels, I see lots of fans super pumped about this move, they should be rooting for him to get shut down and have the damn surgery — Yeah, Kemp disappeared in the 2nd half big time

      • Dave D says:
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        Its hard to be too optimistic with no consistently healthy starters and a 43 year old (real age?) part time DH due $87 million over the next three years.

        Its much more rewarding to spend my September watching Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña at-bats on my Mlb.tv phone app while rooting for my fake team that will fare way better than the Anaheim Albertrosses. Ive got my money on the team that matters ;-)

        • Grey

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          Ha, I hear ya

  29. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H Auction Redraft league. 2 weeks of regular season left and I’m 7.5 games in 1st Place.

    1) drop Eddie Rosario for Tyler White?
    2) for Saves+Holds, pick up Jesse Biddle, Craig Stammen, or Seungwan Oh?

    Thanks!

  30. Savoy Special says:
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    1)* drop Eddie Rosario for Tyler White or Brandon Nimmo?
    2)* for Saves+Holds, please rank Jesse Biddle, Craig Stammen, Seungwan Oh.

    • Christopher W Coriell says:
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      @Savoy Special: I’m thankfully dropping Rosario for Tyler White. Right Now!

  31. Michael says:
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    Voit looks like Brian McCanns twin brother

  32. Hugman says:
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    I only have a rhetorical question and a comment.

    Why is it so easy for us fantasy baseballers to see that relief pitchers (like Betances) need to know their roll and be used accordingly, but managers (like Boone) can’t?

    Bader is super interesting in that, and I’ve been watching him pretty much daily (on the field, not stalking him), it almost seems like his speed is actually taking away from his steals because he often turns singles into doubles. Didn’t Ralph have a rapport going on with him on Twitter once upon a time? Get my new favorite Cardinal on the podcast!

    • Grey

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      @Hugman: It is crazy how obvious some of these thigns are that seem lost on managers — I’d love to talk to Bader, and I like him, I was just saying with all the other flashes in the pan Cards seem to find and then discard, hoping Bader isn’t one

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: Oh believe me, I know.

  33. The Shoe says:
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    Thanks for another great column, Grey!

    Does it mean anything regarding his potential call-up that Vlad has been placed on the roster for the Arizona Fall League?

  34. Michael says:
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    Is Eddie Rosario droppable at this point or should we wait and see?

  35. Cohen says:
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    Grey, limited starts left. Can u please select the 5 best streamers u would start out of this list?
    Weaver at home vs Cincy
    Stratton at home vs Mets
    Nix at home vs Col
    E.Ramirez at home vs Balt
    Fulmer at White Sox
    Lopez at home vs Det
    Godley at home vs SD
    Velasquez at Mia
    Cahill at home vs Yanks
    Ray at home vs SD
    Leblanc at home vs Balt
    Gioloto at home vs Det
    Musgrove at home vs Cincy
    SON likes most of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godley, Ray, Erasmo, Cahill, Musgrove — just about all of them tho

  36. norm ginsberg says:
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    I assume you’d agree with both of these. Please confirm (hate giving up on high draft picks).
    – Replace Berrios with Marquez
    – Replace AJ Pollock for Tyler White

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is in a keeper? These moves are not good then

      • norm ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: Redraft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then how are you giving up high draft picks? Anyway, yeah, I’d do both moves in a redraft

          • norm ginsberg says:
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            @Grey: Sorry for confusion. I meant that I had expended high picks (back in March) — obviously irrelevent now.

            Have a good weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, you too!

  37. zach jany says:
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    H2H league playoffs start Monday. J Fry or T Hunter for saves? Or drop both and try to keep era and whip down by adding C Mart and Ottavino. I have trienen, Vazquez, and Chapman (dl).

    • Grey

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      Hunter, I guess, coin flip

  38. Fantasy Freak says:
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    K Bryant or Rendon ROS?
    M Bryant or Soto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon — Soto

  39. Big Ticket says:
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    What is upside for Tyler White, especially in OBP? Top 50 for 2019?

  40. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Started Happ, Verlander and Folty yesterday for a combined 6.48 ERA in over 16 innings (including a clean inning from Shance Greene). Sat Heaney and his clean 6 IP and W @ HOU. ArrggghhhH!!!!

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: *Shane.. although Shance is kinda cool sounding

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  41. jon says:
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    start Eovaldi today vs CHW – need a win and QS with only 80 innings left – trying to manage my innnings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only 80 IP left? Sit him

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  43. Mex says:
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    I know you don’t have much love for Correa and In your eyes Judge is no Giancarlo…but, if you had to choose one for next year, who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  44. JC says:
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    Thank you, Grey
    Pitch Kopech at home vs Bosox tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  45. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I was listening to the pod, and unless something in his batted ball profile drastically changes, this is likely the absolute peak for Yelich’s power. He’s rocking a 32.5% HR/FB rate while hitting a puny amount of fly balls. Granted his home park and fantastic hard hit can support an uptick from his usual meh HR contribution, but I’m very skeptical he can support anything near this year’s HR/FB rate in the future.

  46. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  47. I81B4U says:
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    Hi,
    I’m in a 12 team H2H Points, Weekly CBS paid league. I had a 1st round bye, and I’m starting my 1st week in the playoffs.
    I have McCullers and Skaggs on the DL. I can drop them and pick up two new SP’s. I’ve narrowed my list to the following:
    Lucas Giolito
    Brad Keller
    Luis Castillo
    Derek Holland
    Edwin Jackson
    Joey Lucchesi
    Framber Valdez
    Anthony DeSclafani
    Mike Minor

    I’m torn between the 1st 5 on the list. What are your thoughts.

    Note: I can wait a week to ditch these guys and see what comes about. But they have to be on the DL for me to replace them.
    I’m curious to see if the A’s bring of Jesus Luzardo, or if any teams bring up someone worth grabbing.

    Thanks!

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