In the front row of Dodger Stadium, an empty seat adorned with only everything bagel seasoning and suspenders commemorating Larry King sat to the right of home plate. Still there in person, Mary Hart recounted how Larry used to say, “Something smells funny in my Duane Kuiper.” A big game for the Dodgers, make no mistake. Almost as big as the game they lost the night before. This game they wouldn’t come up short, especially with Jake Odorizzi (3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.95) helping. Mookie Betts (2-for-5 and his 16th and 17th homer) led the way, showing why he’s Mookie Best. The celebrities weren’t just in the stands, as Will Smith (1-for-3, 3 RBIs) hit his 15th homer. The big story, of course, was the debut of the newly-acquired Max Scherzer (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75). One film exec in the crowd was heard saying, “He wouldn’t be half-bad if he had the same color eyes.” Oh, and A.J. Pollock (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 14th homer, and he’s been about 500 spots better than Cody Belanger on the Player Rater, as Cody now hits out of the eight hole. Hey, the 8-hole is only two spots from ‘falling’ to leadoff, which is what I say as I slowly climb out my window. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Clayton Kershaw – Dave Roberts said he’s unable to speak to how long Kershaw will be out. In related news, follow the ellipsis…
Cole Hamels – Signed with the Dodgers. Remember those boardwalk games where you drop a magnetic fishing line into a rotating river of prizes? That’s what I imagine the Dodgers’ shopping is like. The Dodgers were trying to shop for a middle reliever and instead got Hole Camels, an over-the-hill starter who hasn’t really pitched in two years.
Kyle Tucker – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (21) and legs (10), hitting .278. Also, in this game, Michael Brantley (2-for-4) hit his 7th homer. Enjoyed very much the Dodgers fans chanting “cheater” for Tucker and Brantley, two guys who weren’t even on the Astros team in question.
Packy Naughton – Angels called up the former prep star from Boston Latin. Packy always can be found with Sammy A, and is more reasonable than Star Market.
Anthony Rendon – Will have season-ending surgery on his hip. He had a hamstring strain that Joe Maddon said he wouldn’t need an IL stint for, and would be back by the weekend. That was on July 4th. Not kidding. Joe lies…Joe lies…Joe lies…when he cries…hamstring.
Jack Mayfield – 3-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!
Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93, but went 0-for-3. What a bum!
Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and now has one more homer than Giancarlo Stanton. Not that I’m rubbing salt in wounds. I’m merely sprinkling Mrs. Dash on scabs.
Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.09. It’ll be one of the great wonders of the world if Castillo can get his ERA under 4 this year, right after the Taj Mahal and that a homemade sex tape made an entire family into billionaires.
Michael Lorenzen – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00, as he got his 1st save. He hasn’t allowed a run all year, and Heath Hembree was the closer who had allowed a run in every outing. David Bell’s brain: A monkey playing cymbals. Lorenzen could be the new closer; Mychal Givens is there too — ya know, the guy the Reds actually traded for to relieve their pen. Or David Bell could surprise us and make the decision to go with the monkey playing cymbals.
Mike Zunino – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer. On the Player Rater, who do you think is higher: Zunino or Christian Vazquez? Big hint is that I’m saying this in Zunino’s blurb.
Ryan Sherriff – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.82, and his 1st save. True story: Every time Cougs and I drive past a sheriff’s vehicle I say to her, “You could be the ‘She’ in sheriff,” and she says to me, “I’m not going into law enforcement to help you get out of speeding tickets.” The assumption is Nick Anderson will return and get the Rays’ saves. Also, Kevin Cash takes assumptions about the Rays, crumples them up and throws them into the Sea of Wishful Thinking. Wisler/Sherriff/Chargois/Who Knows could all get the next Rays’ save.
Logan Gilbert – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.14 vs. Josh Fleming – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.12. Would look at the Streamonator for both of these guys, and if the Streamonator loves one of their starts, there’s risk here, especially with Gilbert.
Khris Davis – Signed a minor league contract with the A’s. What year is it, 247?
Jed Lowrie – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .259. Jed Lowrie has more homers than Francisco Lindor, but the Mets aren’t cursed. Nah, not at all. Lowrie would have the 2nd most homers on the Mets. Not cursed! At all!
Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Mostly just a MediaOAKer, but would look at the Streamonator in case that lonely robot knew something I didn’t.
Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.87. I have good news for you, barring Musgrove doing something ridiculous like running off a 50 IP scoreless inning streak, he’s going to be undervalued next year and easily draftable. How do I know? I’m a time traveler. Nah, I just know. Imagine I really was a time traveler and I chose to write about fantasy baseball. Smart decision making there.
Emmanuel Rivera – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Emmanuel had a great year at Triple-A (15 HRs in 45 games) after growing up with Triple-P (Papadopolis).
Edward Olivares – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Ya know he’s going to be in the Buy column on Friday. Only question is will he be the lede. You can see now on the Patreon.
Michael A Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last six games. Is that good? It’s a M.A.T.ter of perspective.
Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer. On the Player Rater for catchers, it’s Sal P. and everyone else. He’s almost twice as valuable as the 2nd best catcher (Jerry Tomato).
Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. He’ll get to 100 RBIs, barring some crazy shizz, but he’s gonna have to turn on the turbo boosters to get to 30 homers.
Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.98. Pain.
Anthony DeSclafani – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. I’m going to start a Go Fund Me, but call it Go Tell Me, and it’s for pitchers to tell me when they’re not feeling all right prior to them pitching poorly.
Tommy La Stella – 2-for-2, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Not sure how the Giants did it, but they’ve managed to collect all the players who you can describe as “Better than you think.”
Alex Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato, sure, and the Giants could turn anyone into a star. They could fix Cody Bellinger!
J.A. Happ – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.62. “For my last trick, I will turn Just Awful Happ into Just Adequate.” That’s the Cards’ pitching coach.
Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .264. Wow, can’t believe the cops are here accusing me of stealing my neighbor’s Lamborghini. He gave me the car. Let me grab the car title, it’s right over here by this open window—NOOOO!!! Torenado!
Adam Duvall – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. $5 fake dollars he homers again in the Braves’ next game. C’mon, I’m good for it!
Jorge Soler – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, and 24th homer in the last week. Soler is gonna make Eddie Rosario irrelevant even when he returns, so Soler’s assuaging my nervousness about his playing time. *tears off ‘assuage’ from my Word of the Day calendar*
Dansby Swanson – 4-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .254. 4 singles and one steal for the Juan Pierre cycle!
Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .200. Way to be a player, Mantis! Robles was moved to the leadoff spot recently. For what reason? None. Nats just sold off all their parts and Robles got a boost by process of elimination. It’s like how you would find someone to dance with in high school.
Carter Kieboom – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd home run in three games, and is the Nats’ 3rd baseman now fo’ever mo’. There was a time when people thought Kieboom would be a 25-homer, .280 hitter, maybe he’s finally rounding into form. Am much more enthused in an NL-Only or deeper mixed league.
Luis Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer and 3rd homer. Elias Sports Bureau said yesterday’s game where three Nats all hit their 2nd homer in August was very sad. As for Garcia, he hit 13 HRs and .303 in Triple-A this year, and has a very high contact rate with no speed. Honestly, not too different from Kieboom.
Paolo Espino – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.66. Espino feels like the type of guy who elicits eye rolls from the Regression Fairies, and who are like, “You know you’re not good, just regress yourself.”
Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .211. Woof. Didn’t realize Didi was hitting for such a bad average. That’s not the end all, but that is not f*ck all either.
Manuel Rodriguez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Manuel Rodriguez sounds like a made-up name someone calls themselves after they say, “If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.” I’d continue to expect Rowan Wick to get Cubs saves, or ignore completely. I wouldn’t grab, uh, Man-Rod.
Jarren Duran – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .180. Get wild, boys!
Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. I tend to listen when a manager says something. When Alex Cora said Enrique would leadoff, I believed him. I did figure that it would get old and he’d be moved down. I would’ve never believed A) He’d be the leadoff guy for most of the season. B) If he were, the Red Sox would be a winning team. C) There’s no C.
J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer. Just Dong because anything else would be uncivilized.
Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 5.33. Streamonator loved this start of Ed-Rod after doing a personality audit, and that lonely robot nailed it.
Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer. That’s his first homer since July 18th, and only his 3rd homer since June 24th. And now watch as he hits five homers in the next week.
Luis Gil – Will make his next start in the Yanks’ rotation, so, as I said yesterday, Luis arm strong, me likey.
Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. HR to the Izzo!
Jameson Taillon – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.04. Can’t just write it off as it being vs. the O’s. It’s a solid start, and his peripherals back it up, surprisingly so, depending if you read the last thing I said about Taillon.
Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .262, and 3rd homer in six games. *side-eyes Alec Bohm*
Steven Matz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.30. You’re gonna find this crazy, but I streamed Long Island’s own, Steven Matz. Without a care in the world, Grey was living his best life. If only he knew, he had a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe, which made him seem full of something, just not himself.
George Springer – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. If Springer wouldn’t have missed a random three months, I might not have sat in fifth in my RazzSlam league for literally every day of the season. Is it me, or is it impossible to move up in any league?
Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5 and his 24th homer. He has more than twice as many homers as Lindor!
Oscar Mercado – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. I told you he was a sleeper! *quietly under breath* Two years ago.
Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer and his 76th RBI. “Cody Bellinger and Bryce Harper’s RBI total is 20 RBIs less than Jesus Aguilar,” he said as he dove into the pool and sullenly drank a beer underwater.
Carlos Carrasco – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.24. Happy he’s returned, but one question, how long until he’s more than a long reliever?
Eric Lauer – Hit the Covid IL. Must’ve been hanging out in the bullpen with Josh SuperspreHader.
Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.21. What an incredible year we got from FreddyKBB. Better than any one of us deserve. Look at yourself in a mirror, and repeat after me, “I didn’t deserve FreddyKBB, but Grey provided that for me. Thank you, Grey.”
Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. That homer is the problem with Tellez. It was a pinch-hit homer. I’d play Rowdy every day if I were the Brewers, I’m not in charge of that, sadly. By the by, it is some galaxy brain shizz trading for a DH-only type player in the NL.
Steven Brault – 4 IP, 1 ER, as he was activated to make his season debut. MLB should do a commercial with Brock Holt and Steven Brault, where they scream their names. Holt! Brault! Holt! Brault! This would never get old.
Shea Spitzbarth – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00 after 2+ innings. Nothing here for fantasy, but I just wanted to write out the name Spitzbarth. Sounds like Aussie slang. When you really need to expel something you ate: Spitzbarth, mate.
12 team head 2 head redraft . Standard with Doubles and triples
Which two to add . No particular needs
Did they re institute spider tack? I can’t get homeruns or rbis this week.
Soler or Duvall?
Is there a risk that Moustakis’ full-time playing time isn’t certain? I’m hoping Votto (1B) ; Suarez returns to SS (ouch); Mous plays 2B India shifts to 3rd.; and Farmer is out. But not sure.
Moist’ll play as long as he’s healthy and hitting
Toro or Chapman at 3rd?
Bender got the save tonight. Floro didn’t enter the game. And in Birdland, Sulser entered the game in the 7th last night. Rays, what have you done? This SAGNOF extremism is gonna break saves leagues.
Floro was rested today
I think the only reason Adolis doesn’t Platoon is that the Texans have no better options.
That is likely true
I can’t start him vs righties
Yeah not great!
12 team h2h point league keep 6
Securely in first place and recently made a couple move to bolster my team before the playoffs.
Trade 1) My Haniger, Clase, and Ynoa for his SP McCullers, OF Schwarber, SS Torres, and SP Webb
Trade 2) My SS Chisholm, SP Josiah Gray, SP Clevinger and 7th round pick for his 2B B Lowe, SS Adames, and SP Z Thompson
My team is built to win it all and just trying to augment my team for the stretch run. I don’t believe any of the players I traded away would have been keepers and I feel like I made my team better for the playoffs.
1. Slam dunk 2. Seems fair but if it helps you it sounds good
Categories for saves and another for holds. Rather Romano and Pomeranz or Iglesias and loasagna from Yankees
D Castillo or Romano? Which would you rather have
One last one Chapman or Iglesias?
SON seems to like Mike Minor’s start @ STL tomorrow…what say you?
oh, and was gonna say happy National Underwear Day…but who likes to wear underwear??? So, I’ll just say Happy National IPA Day. Because beer.
I wouldn’t go near Minor
It’s IPU vs. IPA
Well, I’d definitely drink an IPA…
And thanks for the advice.
Any low-owned SP streamers you’d recommend this weekend?
Getting ready for DL guys returning. Pick the drop in each (different leagues with similar rosters)
1. Moustakis (returns this weekend), Fletcher, Schoop?
2. Moustakis, Lomonte Wade
3. Robert (returns next week), Varsho, Lamonte Wade
4. Robert, Straw, Lamonte, Kike.
Nola is an enigma. So much for him doing better. He can’t even do well against wash who traded their entire starting lineup away. I don’t know what to do with him. It is obvious that he just isn’t going to have anything work in his favor this year despite the babip bad luck and fip vs era bull$hit argument
Brutal, I know, was watching
I need to drop someone in a dynasty league. I’m competitive this year and focusing on ROS: Larnach, O’Neill, Wisdom, Wong, or Yuli Gurriel. Who goes?
Can’t. Stop. With. Closer. Questions.
Bender got the save today. Thoughts? He’s definitely the future Yankee/Red Sox in that pen and now they used him like it. I’ve grabbed him.
Floro was rested today, but Bender’s fine to speculate
Oh. Well. I guess I’m desperate and overly eager. Lurrr
12 team OPS league, how do you rank these CI for ROS: Bohm, Tellez, Donaldson, Belt, Votto
Dick Rod came into yesterday’s game in the 5th inning… not exactly a SVs+HLDs situation there… damn you Braves. Hopefully it was just to get him an inning of work and not a sign he’s out of the SVs+HLDs situation because there’s no reason why he should be
Yeah, saw that, brutal…wouldn’t be surprised if he came into the 9th by next week either
Gil or Houck? Thx.
Mets announcers with the jinx haha
Gary Sanchez tested positive.. I might just go with out a catcher for a week and enjoy the small OBP boost. lowercase yay.
Yay no yay
Leaning toward dropping Willson Contreras for Mitch Garver in a 12 team H2H. Thoughts? Thanks.
Works for me
Follow up question. With castellanos coming off IL, I need to lose a bench bat. Only possible drops are Votto, Jazz, and Baddoo. Leaning Baddoo since other OF are Soto and Pham but curious to see what you think. Thanks!
Three possible trade ideas (based primarily on Yahoo season rankings). I came for advice but will settle for a good roast!
1. Gibson for Franmil
2. Canha and Gibson for Cronenworth
3. Gausman for Yordan (alternatively, I could offer Rodon…may have to wait and hope for him to have a good game tomorrow)
Haha 1. Reyes
3. Yordan, but it’s fair
Thanks! Any thoughts of who may be best to target between Reyes, Cronenworth, and Yordan?
Reyes if you can get him in that deal
tho, guess it depends on needs
Casty coming off of the IL (yay!) means I have to drop someone (boooo). Please advise for my Yahoo 5×5 standard Categories league with daily lineups.
Batters (only guys I am routinely benching based on matchups):
Pitchers (I have 7 SPs and 4 RPs for 6 Pitcher slots)
In case this matters, my other 2 RPs are Kimbrel and W Smith. Obviously if Touki blows it today, he’s the drop right? Otherwise, who is it?
Thank you, sir!
Touki is the drop if he blows it
Thanks… who would it be if he looks good?
Thank you again!
Toro or Moist?
Thanks.I’m hesitant because it loads me up on Reds.I’ve been rolling with Farmer in my Yahoo C spot and somehow Votto was there midway through his streak.Picking up Moose gives me 3 Reds with H2H playoffs coming up.
A bad stretch of weather during a H2H playoff match can be brutal.I’m sure you’ve been there before where you’d cut Gandhi and Jesus if you had to.
With a knife if it would get you an extra save.
Yeah, bye Gandhi
10 team H2H points league
Walsh or Votto moving forward?
Nick the Stick back in the lineup today, batting third. Need a prayer circle over his wrist, thanks to all.
I know the TB bullpen is a total clusterfk, but with McHugh coming back this weekend, plastic water gun to your head, how do you rank him, Wisler and Kittredge in a SVHD league ROS?
Hey Grey, looking for some weekend streamers in my shallow 5×5 roto league. In a vaccum, would you feel comfortable rolling these guys out for a stream in a shallow league?
– C Irvin (vs TEX, SON $8.7)
– D Jefferies vs TEX, $5.2)
– K Kim (vs KC, $4)
I’m streaming all 3
Starling marte or Buxton for a team looking at next year?
What’s up Grey
In a 12 team, are you starting either of (or both) David Price (v. LAA) or Ryan Weathers (v. ARI) tomorrow?
The flier OF order:
Olivares, Hilliard (@home), Ortega?
What does Steve win? He’s the 100th customer this week to ask Olivares or Hilliard.
Thanks Walnuts, I missed the previous 2 similar questions.
Based on production in July/Aug, order should be:
Ortega, Olivares, Hilliard but since Grey’s already chimed in previously, guess I have my answer.
No problem-o, Steve-o. Just razzin’. This IS Razzball.
He wins a free comment!
Your insight is becoming, your approach is not. You do this quite often. Is that what you are trying to do? That must be your thing…”Cram It”. I get it. Your insight is lost because of that. People tend to ask the same questions based on the write ups and who is hot and buy now….and the fact that there are hundreds of comments on these posts make it somewhat hard to keep up with responses but there are only a few assholes here. You are one of those consistently! So, what do you win?
Pro-tip: there is this function on web browsers called “search page.” Search for the name of the player(s) in question. Easy way to check whether your question has been asked and answered …
Would you go with Baddoo or Adell?
1) Have to drop 1 Lowrie or Varsho
2) Would you drop Chapman for Keiboom or Ortega
U need offense
Maybe pitchers that do well against the D-Backs will no longer be featured because it’s expected?? However, it was nice to see Gausman have a really positive outing after his last few.
What are your thoughts on Zach Thompson for 10TM NL-Only H2H? He was dropped in my league yesterday. Also available in a few days will be Houser (CHC and PIT are next 2 starts).
If I were to get Thompson, I’d have Alcantara, Rogers, Hernandez, and Thompson. HAHA
Finally – Battiest Call for today in NL Only H2H ???
A) Connor Joe vs. Arrieta
B) Bote vs. Senzatela
C) Frank Schwindell vs. Senzatela
D) La Stella vs. Kelly
Yeah, nice to see Gausman bounce back
Haha, I’d go Houser
Yeah. My 70-1 pre-season bet for Gausman to win the NL Cy Young needs him to rattle off some shutouts to get the ERA back below 2.00.
He’s gotta be near fave if deGrom doesn’t return
That’d be a nice little payout. Of course, as a Dodger fan, I am rooting for Buehler to finish the season really strong and winning it.
Woodruff and Wheeler are also really strong. Everyone is on a competing team as well, so that might be what seals it assuming everyone finishes well.
Seems like it would be a huge payout
$3,500 on a $50 bet.
If Tatis is out and Trea Turner goes off for the Dodgers, then I have him to win NL MVP at 100-1.
Wow, what does that MVP bet pay? I need to make some prop bets!
$5,000 on a $50 bet.
Those are the first prop bets for me but I had a good run during football season so YOLO!!!
Wow, YOLO indeed, I need to get in on this $$$
Where do you place them?
Fanduel before the season started in February. Was wrong on the Turner odds. I have him at 50-1 so $2,500 on a $50 bet.
Odds are significantly lower now. Around 4.5-1 on both.
Ah still solid tho!
Would you still roster La Stella over Jankowski and Moran (when he returns) assuming the latter two get consistent playing time.
I’m a little low on SBs, but my upcoming matchups have low SBs also. My current hitters are:
OF Harper, O’Neil, Davis, Hilliard
I think you underestimate Manny!
Des Moines Register knows so much about him they spelled his name Manual
I picked him up. He’s been given two chances, one in a tie ballgame in the 9th inning and one for a save in the 9th. I’m guessing they want to see if he can be their closer. That’s good enough for me.
Yeah, might be
Assuming Gil at home vs. Seattle on Sunday is an auto-start for you?
Even though he was obviously great in his debut, I’ve read some concerns about his command and secondary stuff, so I guess I’m not rushing to add him everywhere yet.
Yes, command can be a mess
ROS Overall offensive production? I have Olivares but the latter 3 are available. Toro is about to gain 2nd base eligibility if that matters.
It doesn’t matter to me, does it matter to your team? Hilliard, Olivares
Yo Grey, great work as usual. I have a quick question about a recent trade.
It’s a 18 team keep forever dynasty (29 keepers), 6×6 (OPS, Holds), and I’m trying to quicken my rebuild. I made this trade and some GMs got a little upset. The other GM just took over his team and is initiating a substantial tear down.
I gave: Kelenic, Oneil Cruz, Nick Gonzalez, Jose Miranda, Josh Lowe, Roansy Contreras, and a 1st round pick next year (16-18th)…
I received: Devers, Correa
Any thoughts? Fair?
Thanks! Don’t see why anyone would get mad, it’s a classic build for now vs. future…Sounds fair
I thought so, too. Appreciate it!
Hey Grey, ROS-Do I drop Gilbert for -Means, Gil, Touki, Odor? If so please rank em. Thanks
Gallo oh man! How patient should I be? I’m waiting for a streak.
He can hit 15 HRs in a month so I’d be pretty patient
Update: I picked up Rich Hill (of Escape from Dick Mountain fame) for today’s start against the lowly Marlins and updated my team name to “Return to Dick Mountain”.
Conforto or blackmon ros, obp league? Somehow both of them forgot how to hit.
Blackmon has been big disappointment. Not even producing in Coors. I think I’m gonna drop him for homestretch and just go w hot hand.
Yeah, he’s terrible
whos the drop for Gil?
Third question. Are you starting Touki today?
Zavala or Alfaro over Torrens?
Also which 2B would you prefer> Croneworth or Muncy?
Keeper league (keep 5 max). I know you said not to trade Bo, but I just want to confirm that you would not accept this offer.
My Bichette, Laureano and Touki
For Mullins, Pressly, McGee, G. Cole and Alcantra.
Sounds fair, so you’d keep Mullins and Cole instead? If that works for your team
Ugh this is a brutal decision. I love Bo but this would help me win the league. How high do you anticipate ranking Mullins? I could also try for Buehler instead of Cole. Which of those two would you prefer?
Moncada or Justin Turner ROS?
Mullins prolly around top 40, Cole is top 25, bichette is top 7
Would you refer Buehler or Flaherty?
Would you deal Freddie Freeman for Starling Marte if you needed steals?
Which pitcher to stream today
Stripling vs Clev.
Cortes vs Sea.
I didn’t deserve FreddyKBB, but Grey provided that for me. Thank you, Grey!
drafted him in 3/3 leagues!
HAHA, nice, heart emoji
Have you checked out Framber Valdez’ statcast page? He generates enormous exit velocity but a negative launch angle. He must be causing massive divots.
I was looking at it because Tron did not like Josh Donaldson even though he’s a righty facing the lefty Valdez.
Framber’s numbers are very weird this year…Also, the walks, the velocity
Gotta love these super early games. Mets before lunch and I’m east coast. Might be Baseball & Breakfast for you guys out west haha.
Haha, I actually do like morning games
I get those morning games here in the future. Yankees on the west coast, starts at 3:30am. Ugh the future is not so bright anymore, no need to wear shades
8 team Points league: Add Luis Robert over any of the following?
Stanton, Verdugo, or Ketel?
Jazz or Brendon Rodgers ros?
Start or sit Toukie (Lend me your comb) Toussaint @ STL?
Ha, I’d start him
start or sit Braxton Garrett vs Mets
Sorry, but Torrens has been killing me. Drop him for any of Vazquez, Murphy, Garver, Varsho, Kelly, Zunino?
Also, d’Arnaud over all these guys once he’s back? I think he’s almost a week into his rehab assignment, although I haven’t seen a return date scheduled.
I’d wait to see if Travis is hitting
You starting Price tomorrow vs. LAA? Need QS!
Sure, wouldn’t expect a QS tho
Similar to the Rorschach Ink Blot test, the Heaney test will use your perception of an ambiguous waiver wire pitcher in order to reveal your subconscious insecurities and biases about your own pitching staff.
This is awesome.
I love this.
Carlos Santana droppable?
Carrasco threw 62 pitches and was pulled. At this rate he can get stretched out to 70 by year end. Why not do that in rehab starts?
He made 2 three inning rehab starts, but the Mets are desperate for a professional starting pitcher, even if he’s only goof for 65 pitches
So ridiculous, right?
Meanwhile the red sox are at the opposite end of the spectrum. They are going to waste another Sale start in the minors while he is apparently healthy and let him hit 90-100 pitches
Haha, yeah, I don’t get that either…Red Sox could actually use him too
Olivares or Hilliard? Also, where did you see that Gil will make his next start in the bigs? He definitely deserves it but I can’t find any confirmation of that.
Actually, for ROS, rank Bader, Olivares and Hilliard. Thanks!
Hilliard, Olivares — Yankees reporter said on Gil
Bader or Hilliard for 2022
Hi! I’ve been shopping my Bellinger+Trevor Rogers for an impact bat and I’ve had a couple bites. (People really want Rogers as a keeper!) Assuming you would be happy to make any of these trades, how do you rank these potential returns for ROS:
The best contribution Lindor made to my team this year was getting injured, because then I picked up Jorge Polanco and he’s been my best hitter since then. Wish I could say the same for Cody but nope.
Betts, Freeman, Harper
Have a manager asking about Lindor, and I could use some pitching. Maeda a fair ask? Could also hang tight.
I’d take Maeda if I needed an arm
If you’re a fan of great slides, check out Javy Baez last night. The slide and his homer kept the Mets breathing another day. Gonna activate Robert soon, have to drop either Tellez, Conforto, Wisdom or a SP which would be Touki. Any suggestion?
I saw, that was some sorcery by Baez
RazzyBaby my team has been sucking big time recently and I feel like I need to make some changes.
Drop any of these:
…for any of these?…
…and drop of these:
…for any of these?…
Lourdes — Toro
Is David Price worth keeping around in hopes of being a starter the rest of the way? I’m trying to decide on starting him tomorrow or dropping him for Gil and his Sunday start. The other move I could make would be to drop Touki instead of Price if you feel Gil is worth it. Which move makes the most sense for the last 2 months as the starter situation gets cloudy? Thanks.
Yes on Price, I’d lose Touki for Gil
Bellinger and Odorizzi for Arozarena and McCaullers
Which side? 12 tm dynasty
I picked up Olivares last week on the cheap (AL Only – $5) , and I feel like a 49’r finding a rich vein of gold. Is this a 5-tool gold mine I’m sitting on or fools gold?
Haha, that’s Texas tea!
Love a good Say Anything reference
“You must chill!”
getting dating advice from a bunch of dudes (one of them seems like he’s 12-14) that hang out outside a gas station always a good idea.
the guy who’s partied about vomiting in toliet who looks exactly like scott thompson but isn’t scott thompson.
Zac Gallen….what did you think? Last pitch to Solano cost him two runs and was pitching around the edges and not many calls went his way, but 107 pitches and one run through five IP. Do we still think he is hurt? Just keeping tabs. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
He looked better, I thought it was crazy to throw him that many pitches, but I guess he’s healthy — still on a terrible team and inefficient
Matz is Ward Melville’s own, baby! My Ward Melville.
That’s funny about your Razzslam. I’ve literally been in 5th the whole season too in Razzslam….AND Bestball.
I need a few good days in Razzslam. Hovering on the cutline at 29th with 4 days to go.
Oh, there’s a cut? I guess I’m out then!
Haha, yeah, I was cut about three weeks ago
Yeah, gets cut from 60 to 30 after this week.