Stan Bush? Give me that beat! You got the Tauchman! You got the power! Yeah! You’ve never walked, you’ve never run! You’re a winner! (Though some may say running and walking aren’t bad for baseball.) You got the moves, you got the streets (not as important in baseball)! Break the rules (well, Barry Bonds had some success with this)! You’re nobody’s fool! Yeah! You’re at your best when the going gets rough! (This is true since the Yanks had some injuries and needed Mike Tauchman to step up.) You’ve been put to the test, but it’s never enough! (That’s less true; we appreciate you here, Tauchman). You got the Tauchman! You got the power! It’s all true! So, Mike Tauchman (2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .299) hit another home run last night, his 10th, that’s in 60 games. And he stole a bag, his 4th! He now has three homers in two games, and four homers in the last week. I grabbed him in multiple leagues, because who doesn’t love dongs! Not this redblooded American! Hoo-rah, I got the Tauch!

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche! Before we get into the post, fantasy football RCLs have launched.  Get in now!

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .336.  I can’t wait to write a schmohawk post for this guy next year. I’m sweating and it’s coming out my pores!

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer as he hit third. You might notice that I don’t talk much about homers in Coors (aside from Torenado), since everyone hits them. I’m going to start ignoring home runs against the O’s pitching too. On next week’s podcast, I have to mention to Podcaster Ralph that he compared Asher Wojxisa^biy37ski to Charlie Morton.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .302.  I drafted Santander in one draft and hold league, because I thought he was the best guy for the O’s DH spot. It only took the O’s half a season to figure it out.

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.00. This was against a Tigers’ offense that is, putting it mildly, terrible. Maybe it’d be better if Dawel Lugo hit last, because all’s well that ends Dawel.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-8, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .267. Dude goes snoozy for extended periods, huh?  I was like Jumpin’ Jack Flash Abreu is a blast in May/June, then I literally fell asleep while reading his name in July.

Joe Panik – Designated for assignment, then the Giants start a guy named Menez. Lose a pun, gain a pun.

Trea Turner – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .285.  Not complaining (am complaining), but I have everyone else to hit home runs. Steal four bags in a game, Treat Urner! Please! I can’t believe I’m near-dead last in steals in leagues where I have Turner.

Alex Verdugo – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. The Dodgers said it was originally a back problem, but it was his oblique, so six of one, half dozen of the other.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Scheduled to return to the rotation on Sunday.  That’s good to know.  Dot dot dot.  The day after I set my weekly lineups!

Pedro Strop – Activated from the IL and could slide right back into save opportunities, since Cishek can suck-it (rhyming!) and Kintzler hit the IL.

Jon Lester – 4 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 4.46. Could it be possible that his yips with throwing to 1st base have reared their head with him throwing home?

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.99. Nothing more than a MediaOAKer, but, unlike, T.I., I don’t mind a MediaOAKer if the Streamonator likes him.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .247.  Didn’t you retire? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!  Okay, maybe that’s why you stopped hitting after 2018, because you don’t f**king know anything.

Dustin Garneau – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Dustin Garneau is one of the more heartwarming stories of the season. Justin Morneau forgot his initials and that he is a 1B vs. catcher, and he’s still hitting homers.

Zack Wheeler – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.20. 2nd half Wheeler is real and he’s spectacular!  Anything to the fact that his last three starts were against three of the worst hitting teams in the majors? Uh…No, shut up, Random Italicized Voice!

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 36th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Albombso!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .264.  Look who it is, the guy who all the Mets fans were blaming for their pitchers not doing well, who suddenly must’ve learned something when their pitchers are doing well again.

Hector Noesi – 5 IP, 5 ER, in his 1st start. This was Noesi’s 1st return to Metco since he left as Jon Niese.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-5 and his 1st steal, hitting .415. You remember BBC (Before Boba Chette) when all we had were stale Funyons and Howie Kendrick? Crazy times.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal. When Grichuk is stealing a bag, you’re saying d’Arnaud throws like a Frenchman. By the by, Grichuk is hitting .350 in the last week with some power. Hot schmotato alert!

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (9), hitting .215. His average is garbage found under the seat of your daddy’s El Dorado, but prorate his stats out over 162 games and he’s a 25/20 guy.  Hello, beautiful!

Austin Meadows – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .288. One more thing about Biggio, Meadows doesn’t even prorate out that well. Granted, it’s because he has more games played, but still.

Willy Adames – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  If you haven’t been paying attention, or you’re too poor to (snap!), Captain Willy Adames has five homers in the last nine games. Damn, Sizzlean that bacon is fat! (Never blurb on an empty stomach.)

Aristides Aquino – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, in four games and I’m kinda annoyed I didn’t get him in any of my deeper leagues.  Sure, he’s got a bigger hitch in his swing than the guy in your softball league who winds up and runs at the pitch.  Yes, Aquino will strikeout a lot.  How’sever, he could hit 15 homers in two months before teams catch on to not throw him a strike.

Tucker Barnhart – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homer, and three homers in three games.  Fun fact!  He’s not related to the porn actor, *ucker Barnhard.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 38th homer.  He finally reached 89 RBIs, aka what Josh Bell’s been sitting on since June.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and I grabbed him in a few shallower leagues.  Dickerson is the type to go off for a few weeks, and the Phils have been hitting him leadoff, which we won’t talk too much about so Kapler doesn’t remember he hasn’t switched his lineup in almost three games.

David Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .284. “When we’re at IHOP, we can just leave Peralta’s body in the booth–Whoa! Hold up! He moved!”  No kidding, I think this is the 1st mention of Peralta in about two months. Where has this young man been? I said to sell him in May, and he straight-up disappeared.

German Marquez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.82.  All season I’ve been saying I was YOLO with Marquez, meaning I’d start him anywhere.  Yo YOLO, you suck!

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer,  Tack fifteen post’s onto hype, baby, we’re riding again!

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (21, 22) and legs (4). His final tally in July: 12 HRs, .398. So far in August: 2 HRs.  Lame!

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Over 162-game season, he would have 45 HRs and a .340 average.  They sure have the bats, too bad the Astros don’t have any good pitchers.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 4th homer in his ten games since his return from the IL. He’s going to be so enticing again next year. I know, I know, I KNOW! It’s easy to write him off as oft-injured, but Nelson Cruz was once considered oft-injured.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.26, but his 1st start since returning from his demotion.  Can you find a more meh start than this one?  I guess he got some Ks, so there’s that. It was a tough opponent (Twins), so…Meh, I don’t feel like making excuses for Faultythefuzzwitz. If you wanna risk it, be my guest, I’m not running out to own him anywhere.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (28) and legs (26). Tildaddy says he wants to go 40/40!

Ozzie Albies – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th steal, hitting .290, as he batted in the two hole. Major uptick in value if he continues to bat 2nd. Not a major boon in value for his next negotiated contract in 2046, but still.

Nelson Cruz – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .300. That Cruz didn’t hit three home runs means he failed us. We can’t let him ever forget that. So, I printed out the team where I own Cruz on a giant heart-shaped piece of red paper and in the bottom, in very small font, I typed, “More three home run games, lover.”

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. Wasn’t Target Field where Joe Mauer used to struggle to hit four homers in a year? Would it shock you if after the season the Twins said they put in an anti-humidor? What does the anti-humidor do?  It does some umbilical-in-utero shizz where it pumps juice into the ball. “I feel alive!” That’s a juiced ball.

Jose Berrios – 5 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 3.24. He gave up the 1st pitch for a home run, and then it got worse. Twins’ beat reporter says Berrios hopes to rebound in his next start.  So, I guess he’s dressing up like Kareem.

Brusdar Graterol – Could be called up by the Twins to work out of the pen. He’s 20 years old and he throws 400 MPH. Prospect Mike said, “I promised myself I wouldn’t make fun of goofy names, but my gawd Brusdar Graterol sounds like the name a guy named Bruce would make up for himself while on ludes. My name? It’s Brucccdar…Grrraaaater…ol. Yeah that’s it. Brusdar Graterol. Weirdness aside, there’s some nice strikeout potential here from his double-plus fastball and above-average slider. I like him better than I like Grey.”  Hey, c’mon!

Andrew Cashner – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.68. Cash ruins everything around me, the ball got creamed, dolla, dolla bill, y’all is what the Red Sox saved.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 30th and 31st homer, hitting .253.  He has 31 homers and hitting above .250.  He’s having the season you wish you got from Khris Davis. Yet — again with some stank — YET every day people want to drop Soler, or not pick him up.

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Junis did work last night in Fenway, and the Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see the stream.

Kolby Allard – Called up to start for the Rangers on Friday. I searched Razzball for past news on Allard, and, well…Sounds like he was a possibility to get in the Braves’ rotation at one point in February. Not a ton of info. If you look at his projections (click his name, and you’re magically transported to his player page with his projections, and also earn me .0000000001 of a cent, so I can try to safeguard the site from spammers. Sorry the site has been wonky the last day, Russian bots be wanting my cheese!), those stats of his are not, how do I say, good. If a matchup is okay, I could see using the Streamonator, but Friday’s matchup is not good.

Dinelson Lamet – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 12 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  That’s one way to wax off the whack, Dinelson. You know what this means? Start everyone against the Mariners!  The Mariners are fixing pitchers for free. A’la Oprah giving out free cars, “Aaron Sanchez, you get fixed!  Dinelson, you get fixed! Every pitcher gets fixed!” Lamet is one of the top Streamonator picks at the end of the week, and I’d try him. I still don’t trust him in all away games.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .322. Next year, who do you draft first, FTJ or Benintendi? Is it close?

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. Don’t trust his playing time, but when the Padres are playing in games with a DH, Naylor could be a sneaky power grab.

Tim Beckham – Suspended for 80 games for testing positive for Stanozolol.  The last lol is for, “Did you not think you were going to get caught?” Never liked that movie anyway, Bend the Rules Like Beckham.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 4th homer in the last nine games. You could do worse than a guy hitting .335 who’s also poppin’ missiles. To give you an idea, he’s doing virtually samesies as Jeff McNeil, and we all know how much you like McNeil. You know it, don’t try to lie.

Josh Bell – Will sit out for the next two days to try to figure out why baseball makes you one of the best in the sport one month, and one of the worst in the sport the next month. Forget it, Josh, it’s baseball. As a fortune cookie once read, “If you stop overperforming, then underperforming won’t come as such a shock.”

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183414
183414
3 years ago

Urshela, that is. Yankees definitely don’t need Stanton. I’d trade during the winter meetings of a top flight starter and pay 3/4 of Stanton’s salary. Dude will be stealing money until the contract expires. Clogs up a roster spot for a ballplayer who’ll play.

183414
183414
3 years ago

Tauchman v. Ursela, a coin flip ? Need as many s.b.’s as I can muster. Think it gives the edge to the outfielder. If I pick him out, and Mike or Giancarlo or Mr. Overpaid decides to return, I’ll be very angry. Guess that won’t be happening any time this month.

Roland Bautista
Roland Bautista
3 years ago

Hey Grey, in a 4man keeper. My Nola/Oberg for his Bichette/Treinen, would also want to swap my late round pick (20-24) for his mid-to-high pick. How high can i get from them?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

For saves and ratios e pagan or Bradley

For holds Britton or Gallegos

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I’m really tempted to drop Kingery for Urshela, but wanted your thoughts since I feel like Urshela has kind of come out of nowhere to produce at his current level.

Also, HIURA!!!!!!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, I was hoping you’d keep things in perspective – when my whole team slumps a bit I naturally start scouring the waiver wire for a jump start

So overall you think Kingery is a better roll of the dice than Urshela?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
3 years ago

the famous bass from a very horrible trade SD made long long ago, part of the bass and cash for rizzo deal to CUBS, finally about to get his first post elias/strickland save (or not)

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
3 years ago

and “bass and cash” if it ended TO rizzo rather than for rizzo would sound like some sort of mob deal.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Was offered Tanaka for David Peralta. Should accept that right? Not worried about Tanaka’s recent starts?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

I have no pants-marbles so Flaherty rode the pine. I hate fantasy baseball sometimes!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Is it worth holding Stripling in a 15 team roto? Had a setback with his neck yesterday and his rehab is paused. I can’t help but think they bring him back as a reliever, especially with how good May has been…

Buts
Buts
3 years ago

SAGNOF, but choose one

Giles
CMART
LeClerc
Bradley
Jimenez

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Man, I thought Lucchesi would cruise vs the Mariners but it’s taken 90 pitches to get through 4. Guy throws like such a rag arm and when he can’t locate the change up he’s worthless.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: so much late season nookie love. weekly roto redraft, who do you like between grisham and diaz?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
3 years ago

man it’s fun to find streamer catchers that play against BAL pitching, got HR’s out of romine and higa last 2 days. even in 20 teamers these guys are streamable.

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Grey
Would you drop VanMeter for
Aquino , Schwarber: Kyle Seager or Santander
Could use Hr”s or RBIs
Thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Thoughts on Kyle Seager for 2020..Bounce back or his best days are behind him..

SheaSeraSera
3 years ago

Aquino or Willie Calhoun ROS? 6×6 with OPS as extra O category

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

how would you rank stroman bassist chase anderson stripling aaron sanchez rest of season

wins loss quality start era whip strikeouts

thanks Master lothario

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

get ready for another rendon 9-14 day jerk around by WAS’s idiot system where he sits out for 8 days, gets 1 at bat on the 9th, then by around the 14th or so they mention he’ll be DL’d, rather than just say today when he got hurt. so instead of being back the 17th healthy and we (also WAS) can replace him for a while, we’ll waste a roster spot (as will WAS) for a while, then we’ll see him producing daily useful at bats on the 27th.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

wonder what the line is on these though:
1. he’s hurt enough to be DL’d and isn’t for at least 5 more days (ah la how WAS did it last time out)
2. he’s DL’d right away (before tomorrow’s game) or isn’t hurt really at all and misses less than 3 games (starting tomorrow as the first)

clearly the 2nd is more likely but how much would we need to get to take the bet it’s #1 with WAS being WAS. i’m thinking 5-1 might be good enough

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

Love seeing that great start from Plesac . . . but now we have to stress about whether to start or sit him for his 2 starts through the gauntlet of v BOS and @NYY!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Wojo to get Ivan Nova? He has look good in his last 4 starts, although he gets Houston at home next Tuesday.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

1 K against DET isn’t good. HOU will actually hit his garbage junk.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

ok thats what i figured thanks JL

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

i mean i streamed him in 16 teamer (with 1750 max innings) but also with K/9, outside of today’s ERA/WHIP/win/QS i don’t hate it but it’ll hurt my K/9 and of course could’ve been much worse but i’m not holding him.

Rugglez
3 years ago

Grey, what do you think of these trade possibilities:
Give Puig get Stroman
Give Puig get Flaherty
Thanks!,

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

You missed my Kyle Seager question, right above Hungs question..

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Los Santana/McNeil for Blackmon/Encarnacion – who you got?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

AGGGHHHHHHH May just got pulled after an Ozuna homer and Dejong out at the warning track with 5 and 2/3 only 83 pitches?!?!?! First Mckay today and now May UGHHH

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Then the lefty Kolarek pitching to Carpenter gives up a rope single. Double if it doesnt hit the ball girl in the ankle down the line lol

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah he looked great. Even the Ozuna homer was right on the black. Ozuna just crushed it. Per the in-game reporter sounded like Stripling had a setback with his neck. Don’t know if that is day old news already lol

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I would love that I could use some quality pitching any way I can get it….also can you explain the “OZUNA” joke to me in your blurbs lol

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

it’s from his name looking like one of the godzilla monsters, but not quite as much as rodon (rodan was one of those)

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

miller gets rocked yesterday, carmart hasn’t been used in 8 days, so of course put out miller to nearly load up the bases first. good work.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
3 years ago

scratch that miller only put one on, carmart allowed 2 singles.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Giles not looking good against TB – here’s to my SAGNOF trigger looking at either Derek Law or Shafer

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

if he’s not still injured on the season he’s like top 3 RP FIP.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Thoughts on Kyle Seager for 2020..Bounce back or best days are behind him..

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

1. Beef or Will Smith? Seeing Beef as DH made me ask.

2. Holds: Lorenzen, Strickland, Rodney, Diekman, or Strop?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. how would you rank isan diaz, odor and sensel?

thanks!

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Holding JD Davis. Would you switch to Mike Ford?

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Hello Grey
ROS Conforto or Eloy?
10 team hth with obp
I am in first place with 16 moves left
Thank you

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

I got offered Trea Turner for Trevor Bauer. I’m wanting to accept it but I have strong hitting as it is. Still accept?

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok Grey this is my first time ever typing out my roster. I need your help because I (we) love Trea.

C: Will Smith
1B: Hoskins
2B: Baez
3B: Muncy
SS: Bichette
OF: Bellinger
OF: Yelich
OF: Acuna
Util: Ohtani
Util: Meadows
Bench: Segura

Gallen
Lynn
C Martinez
Ian Kennedy
Flaherty
Lucchesi
Kimbrel
Shawn Kelley
Kimbrel
Corbin
Bauer
Darvish
Woodruff

Should I still trade for Trea

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

In Grey We Trust. Ok Ill try to hit decline but its going to be tough.

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah its a redraft. I am nervous about Bauer. I was nervous about Minor too and look what that did for him in his last outing!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

How many of us Travis Shaw drafters missed out on picking up Devers or Yuli at 3B? Yuli doing his best Carp 2018 impression right now

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

So, Ian Happ could not hit in the minors during the first half but he’s tearing it up now? WTF? I own him in two DCs. I was ready to stick a fork in him but now I’m contemplating starting him. WTF?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Probably not but he is only 24 still. Might have to throw the hot schmato into the fray…

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Two weeks of Albies in the #2 hole, Braves averaging 7 runs per game. Small sample size and Acuna has been huge, but gotta love this as an Ozzie owner.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  The Other JC
3 years ago

Yeah. He disappears but when he gets hot….

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

So Matz was great again at home for the second time after being reinstated to the roto (albeit against the Marlins and Pirates). His home and away splits are interesting…

Away: 55.2 IP, 6.79 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 6.43 FIP, 5.21 xFIP, .305 BAA, 7.4 K/9, 3.2 BB/9

Home: 48 IP, 2.06 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 2.84 FIP, 3.47 xFIP, .233 BAA, 9.6 K/9, 2.3 BB/9

And has only given up 4 homers at home counting today. I’m dropping Matz for his next start at Atlanta…yeeks…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Stream-o-meter not working.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Just wanted to alert you; no imediate item of concern. It looks like no promising streamers for tomorrow, so I was looking if I was missing something.
– That’s how I found Lamett yesterday (thanks, Rudy!)

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

How would you rank the following potential keepers for next year? Looking to trade some and make a run this year. 12 team, h2h, 5 keeper, 7×7 OPS+QS

Buehler (Last rd)
Flaherty (Last rd)
Giolito (Last rd)

Eloy (Last rd)
McNeil (Last rd)
Kepler (11 th rd)
Tim Anderson (11th rd)

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

JD Davis or Mike Ford?

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- currently in second place to a guy with Yelich, Devers and K Marte. Its like “really, you had to hit on all three?”. Am I supposed to laugh or cry?

Scrapski
Scrapski
3 years ago

Hey Grey!
Order please?
AaSanchez
Fried
ChaseA
Mikolas
Thanks!!
Ps those AnimeGrey deep thoughts are dreamy…

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Drop Chirinos for Oberg or leclerc?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  avogt555
3 years ago

an injured starter for a closer, sure. if closers are available you can find useful SP if you need them. he’s the 46th best SP in the FIP vs ERA if indexed by over say 40 innings (and some of those guys are now injured or bullpen guys with tons of innings, like c.green, erlin, glasnow), which surprised me.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Pick a starter for today

Flaherty @ LAD (D. May) (SON 5.9)

or

Lucchesi @ Sea (Kikuchi) (SON 7.4)

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Conbombto strikes again! Heh

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

here i was thinking PT anderson wrote that horrible song for diggler all this time. it was perfect for that character for sure in that movie in that time period.

Coolwhip
3 years ago

I am the only one who finds the Reds pick up of Gausman and bullpen move intriguing? could be a successful bullpen guy… losing the slider and going pure fastball/split could work well for him as it did for Schilling late in his career and (more accurately) how Kirby Yates is suddenly amazing last 2 years. I got my cyclops monocle on him.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

with that CIN pitching coach, def possible. he’s the actual searage of the last 2 years for sure (somebody who gets far more out of pitchers than average pitching coach. searage was thought to be that (and might’ve been maybe 7 or something years ago, but def not in the last 3-5). for the CIN pitching coach, see last year’s MIL and this year’s CIN.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

Similarly I sorta like Roark in Oakland. Especially with what they’ve been able to accomplish with Fiers and Brett Anderson pitching in that park. Im cyclopsing rn

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
3 years ago

Thoughts on whether we see mondesi and Dahl again this season? ETA?

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Drop Dahl for pollock?

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
3 years ago

Thoughts on whether we see mondesi and Dahl again this season?

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago

In a dynasty league that I am building for next year as I am out of the playoff hunt.
Getting a lot of offers for Springer.

Offer I am considering:
Will Smith C
Khris Davis
Franmil Reyes
Brandon Lowe

for my

Springer
Castellonas

Thoughts?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Kyle
3 years ago

ah b.lowe everybody’s favorite throw in bum drop to get better players. i’m certain i’ve seen him as that in about 8 trade ideas sent this year if not more.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Basta! The offense is out of control. A week ago I led a league in homeruns by 9. I lost the lead Monday night, and now I am behind by 7, despite hitting 17 homeruns in the past week. My opponent has hit 33. This includes 9 batty call home runs during this period.

In more positive news, Albombso has 3 homers since our exchange on Monday.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

A guy everybody prolly has forgotten, Lewis Brinson.

2 for 4 last night.

2 for 2, rbi today so far.

Maybe he has finally figured it out.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

One more – who you got in roto:

Benintendi/Abreu or Blackmon/Aguilar?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 years ago

Grey and DT,

I see you were okay with dropping Stanton a couple of times in the comments yesterday. Thought I’d ask relative to my timeline and particulars as these aren’t easy guys to consider letting go. It’s also a keeper league (3 max). I don’t know if I’d keep Stanton, but it could be an option. Rue the day I decided I had to keep him and let go of Bellinger, I tell ya!

League is 10-team H2H with QS. Max 7 SPs and 7 RPs. We have 7 weeks max left counting this final regular season week and then 3 rounds of 2-week matches (i.e., if making it to championship playoff round). I’m currently in 1st and I’m guaranteed a bye for two weeks after this week as I’ll finish first or second (6 teams make the playoffs), picking things up in the semi-final round. I do run a chance of dropping from regular season 1st to 2nd this final week as I’m 5 games up entering this week.

I have 4 DL spots, with these players currently eligible: Stanton, Mondesi, Contreras, Ryu, Kimbrel, and Woodruff*.

Contreras and Kimbrel are taking up some bench space currently, but I still have two active bench batters. So the need to make a drop I might regret is somewhat alleviated. Assuming two of Ryu, Kimbrel, and Mondesi are back soon, I could just try to ride it out (this week) without dropping anyone. And hope the team currently in second doesn’t pass me. But I’m not sure that anyone I add would matter anyway as I already roster the max 7 SPs.

Woodruff doesn’t count against the SP limit, increasing his value a good bit. The timeline was 6 weeks roughly 2 weeks ago, so it seems he might be useful as soon as the tailend of the semi-finals, but having him in the championship round wouldn’t stink either should I make it there.

Given all this, would you drop Stanton? Woodruff? No one? I have to admit that I often start writing up a question and answer it before posting. While that’s not the case here, I am leaning more towards holding. Thanks in advance and sorry for the verboseness!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Clarifying earlier question – would you lean Mike Ford or Aguilar/Canha at 1B?

Thanks

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Still holding Eloy?

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
3 years ago

Yo, G,

Mallex, man. Super struggling. Currently 2nd place in our 10 team, HH league with OPS, k’s. Hold, or drop for a youngen like Aquino, Biggio, Grisham, Calhoun?

Peace,

TM

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cheers,

TM

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Is Mike Ford worth a dart throw at 1B in a deep roto or better to stick with the likes of Aguilar/Canha…

Max
Max
3 years ago

In a roto league, who would you rather have for run production Kingery or Tauchman

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Goneforto and Pete Beef are turning into quite the tag team. LGM!

Eddie
Eddie
3 years ago

hi Grey

how would you rank swanson, dahl, yordan, solar for next year

better player ROS yordan or soler

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

around what number rank would they be?

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

4 keeper league (have great guys like Xander, Story, Degrom, to name some)

5×5 roto. 10 team, needs mostly pitching and maybe steals

I have 3 SS Trea, Xander and Story. Can start all 3 (MI, UTIL) but there’s an owner who wants Trea. I need OF, my weakest position.

How far apart are SMarte and Trea? Who do you prefer for 2019? I’m thinking of getting Marte and another piece, but if he doesn’t budge, should I take SMarte if the positional flex helps? Thanks

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Oh, hey hey hey, my dearest Grey,

Watcha think about starting RookNook Galllen Against Philly and Vargas tonight ($9.8)? I have just about zero gut feeling on this matchup, but the bot likes.

lurrrrrrrrrvies!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Excellent! Thanksya!

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Would you trade away Bieber and e pagan for ottavino and Nola? Bieber a great keeper at $9. League has categories for holds and one for saves

pizza5788
3 years ago

Would you pick up Aquino over Reynolds? I need HR

JSF
JSF
3 years ago

Is Willson Contreras keeper-worthy in a 12-team H2H 5X5 keep-8 forever league?

Out of the race, in sell mode and looking at keeper options for next year. Looking to deal Bauer (have Scherzer and deGrom as keepers) for a high pick.

Last keeper option comes down to Bauer (if not dealt), Haniger or Contreras.

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Vlad with a rest day. He sure gets a lot of days off for 20 year old. He plays 3b. It’s not like he is catching or running around in the OF. He needs at bats. They are treating him like a 37 year old.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Wait until he “fills out” and is 27.

Gary Z
Gary Z
3 years ago

hey Grey1!

Still in 1st, so glad I took your advice on rostering Soler back in April and banking Alvarez until he was called up, I think they are single-handedly keeping me in 1st place, thanks again for that!!!

Mallex Smith is in my utility slot killing my team average and offensive strikeout category, I keep him there for the obv. potential to rip bags…question is do I cut him or bench him til I need steals and pick up a guy like Tauchman, Kingery, Newman, or maybe bank on Laureano coming back?

Thanks for your input! Side note- When you come back to Milwaukee to get lost in the Safehouse again, you need to check out Fiserv Forum and the complex that just got built directly across from there… 5 levels tall, 5 lane bowling on each floor, all the food you could ever want, burgers to die for, 80’s music with people dressing the part of David Lee Roth & Joan Jett, and the best people watching venue ever! lol…they all come outta the woodwork for gameday lol.

Have a good one Grey!

-g

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dickerson is available too, usually a .300 hitter, doesn’t K as much as Kingery and hitting lead off, would you still go Kingery?

Vash
Vash
3 years ago

Previously you mentioned JD Davis is more Piscotty than what he is currently. I agree with you logically but on Sevant it’s all red outside speed.

Just wondering what i have on hand, if it’s special or not.

cable
cable
3 years ago

h/h points ..12 team redraft

you do a Give Do German & Tanaka Get R Ray & Teheran

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Start Max Fried today @ MIN MPerez – (13.3)

Is @ MIN a universal sit?

Thanks a lot

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Start Max Fried today @ MIN MPerez – (13.3)?*

zach jany
zach jany
3 years ago

K.davis, kingery, or jd Davis for the rest of the year? 12 team H2H 5x

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you call Luis Arias now or wait until he gets closer the 150 AB’s requirement to be on the roster?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thats what I was thinking as well

HappyJax
HappyJax
3 years ago

Dickerson, Tauchman, or Aquino? Thx.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you bring Urias up now or wait until he gets closer to the 150 AB’s

Hater Bell
Grey Albright
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Let him get closer

Steeve
Steeve
3 years ago

Emilio Pagan closer in 2020 is
a)sure
b) probably
c)possible
d)maybe
e) not be

Hater Bell
Grey Albright
Reply to  Steeve
3 years ago

No way of knowing, D

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?
McKay home vs Tor
Fiers at WSox
Turnbull home vs KC
Roark at WSox
S.Gray home vs Cubs
Waino home vs Pitt

cable
cable
3 years ago

h/h points 12 team redraft….ROS
Tauchman or Matt Olson

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

any love for J.D.Davis?
was debating losing r.nunez for him.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

12 team h/h points redraft….don’t know what the Giles story is ….Leclerc or Bradley ROS

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Saw all of Yordan’s ABs last night and he should have had 7 HRs and 20 RBIs last night – the other ABs where he didn’t homer were all loud outs and he was like inches away from a 3 run bomb that Desmond caught on the track

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What’s also incredible is my love of 5 cat players even if they aren’t that good – I just picked up Cavan this morning after seeing him hit another bomb and he might surpass Benintendi in HRs + SBs, also as insurance for Hiura during this slump cause I didn’t want to drop Hiura

In other news, not sure if my comment last night was too late for your reply but did you notice that the Braves pitched Greene last night in a blowout? Odd usage for their closer, which is why I am holding Chris Martin for another day. Greene also couldn’t pitch a clean inning and gave up a homer, but did get 2 Ks this time around.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Was at BP too, he’s an animal. His homer was absolutely demolished. Also the local broadcast was talking about how his numbers through his first 40 games were on track with Pujols’ first 40 games- nearly identical!

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

Not sure if the headline was you or Rudy, but kudos….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so is that where the marky mark/boogie nights song comes from? had no idea….

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Pick a streamer for today

B. McKay vs. Tor (Font) (SON 17.3)

or

Lucchesi @ Sea (Kikuchi) (SON 7.4)

Keeks
Keeks
3 years ago

Only have 3 IL spots, which of these guys would you drop?
Kluber, Kimbrel, Gallo, Dahl, Voit

Could wait it out till hearing news on Voit or one of the pitchers coming back, but could use the extra bat right now.