We hear, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…” as the Think Different commercial plays. The middle of a black onyx stage opens, and slowly someone rises. First, we see their Yankees cap, then the glorious sheen, black-as-night mustache, which blinds us, it’s so beautiful. Finally, we see it’s Nestor Cortes Jr. in a black turtleneck and dad jeans. Nestor clicks on the microphone that is around his ear. “Thank you, Ashton Kutcher, for that lovely intro. Now, as many of you are wondering, how am I on the Yankees, and their no facial policy, with this gorgeous mustache. That answer is quite simple, actually. It’s due to my incredibly fast-growing facial hair. I shave every morning. I want to direct you now to my 500-slide Powerpoint explaining how my mustache grows in so fast.” Not only does Nestor Cortes Jr. have a fast-growing mustache like he’s out of the 1970s, he also has a 1970s vibe to his pitching. His release point changes with just about every pitch. Is his father, Nestor Orlando El Duque Hernandez Cortes Sr.? Last night, Cortes went 6 1/3, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.60 in just under 80 IP, which is nothing to sneeze out, unless you’re allergic to quality fantasy starters. The worry with Cortes, much like it was with El Duque, he throws about 89 MPH. It’s a precarious game trying to keep MLB hitters off balance all the time. So far, Cortes has done it, and I’d try him for the rest of this year. For 2022 fantasy, Nestor Cortes Jr. feels like a guy who could be exposed as a gimmick. Now, excuse me, I want to get back to watching his mustache PowerPoint. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Sometimes I go to karaoke and order up Ready for the World’s Oh Shiela, but sing Ur Shela. Just me? Hmm.

Austin Hays – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. There’s another universe where Mullins doesn’t exist, and, in that universe, Hays is all anyone talks about (when discussing Orioles’ outfielders). In that universe, everyone has a mustache except me and everywhere I go people hiss.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55. He was the first Brewers starter to allow a hit before the 5th inning since Houser’s start on Friday. More like Brandon Woodscrub!

Matt Manning – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.75. Was wondering if the Tigers or O’s had the worst team ERA, so I did a google and Tigers aren’t close. They’re almost a middle of the league ERA. The O’s ERA though is 5.94! If one pitcher had a 5.94, they should be DFA’d. Their entire staff is that bad! And that’s with John Means!

Tanner Houck – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.75. It was the Mariners! What the Houck.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 28th homer. Yo, does everyone know there’s a football player named Hunter Renfrow? Is that allowed? That seems like a copyright infringement. Will be contacting the first attorney I see who is advertising on a park bench.

Marco Gonzales – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.05. So, not to take you too far down the Loose Change-conspiracy-hole-of-whoa, but if you separate Gonzales’s name it becomes “Gon Zales” and Zales’s slogan is “Our Love Is A Diamond” and he pitches on a diamond. I just got goosepimples up and down my arm.

Tylor Megill – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.57. Imagine a fish flapping on a boat, sucking wind, screaming, “Megill.” That’s how that stream went for me. He was overdue to be terrible, just wish it was later vs. sooner.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-5 and his 33rd homer. Albombso! He just missed another homer too, which was robbed by Nootbaar, as Lars said, “NOOT again.”

Harrison Bader – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. From just watching the Cards, I see Bader get so many terrible hits, I was like, “This guy must be bottom of the league in some key categories,” then I looked at Statcast, and, oh boy, yeah, he’s terrible. Not to knock the hustle, but, without the hustle, he’d have no knocks.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer. Au Shizz!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .256. I just got my Jordan rookie card graded. Mint! Here, I’ll show you, I have sitting on the ledge of that open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Edmundo Sosa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 6th homer. My patience is wearing thin waiting for the Cubs to sign a McGwire to pair with the Cards’ Sosa.

Kyle Farmer – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. Farmer’s having one of those years where he’s been solid for NL-Only leagues, and virtually unrosterable in mixed leagues.

Vince Velasquez – Signed with the Padres. A.J. Preller hashtag bossbabe.

Steven Duggar – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. That’s one homer for each of his kids.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-2 and his 25th homer. Also, in this game, Brandon Belt (2-for-5) hit his 25th homer, as well. Together, they have 50 homers. Grey does math. Check it out.

Max Muncy – 2-for-5 and his 34th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. The Max Munciest.

Mike Trout – Unlikely to return this year. Yeah, can understand that. He did have a six-to-eight week injury about five months ago.

Brandon Marsh – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Ton of homers yesterday, but not seeing a lot of makings of schmotatoes. Cust kayin’ if you’re wondering if I’m looking for them. I look at the last week for every player who homers or gets four hits. Trust.

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .269. Mentioned many times before I traded Jake Diekman (member when he was a thing) for Moncada about four months ago. Would still do it, but Moncada has been such a poison pill. Want to hold him, but he truly has not been good.

Huascar Ynoa – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.26. From Yoan to Ynoa, because my brain is scrambled. Streamonator loved this start of Ynoa’s, and I did too, if being honest. His next one looks promising too, though SON doesn’t like that one.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Maybe a light schmotato, but Rosario will not play every day, so you have to watch the lineups.

Frank Schwindel – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .337. Yes, grab for this year. But for 2022, I can already feel the March comments of, “Grey, handsome face, but why so low on Schwindel? Don’t you think he can repeat?”

Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.50. His only mistake was not having this season in the last two months last year so he could’ve won the NL Cy Young.

Freddy Galvis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. He’s the type to hit one homer, then continue to hit homers for the next week, until he’s no longer hitting them, so might want to get ahead of the schmotato narrative.

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (11), hitting .267. Jerry Tomato is having a great season for fantasy. Not great for the people who drafted him. Just okay for them. But great for everyone else in the league who rolled their eyes when Realmuto was drafted way too early.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 44th homer. He’s one homer away from matching Johnny Bench’s record for homers by a catcher. When he does that, Sal Perez gets a Saturday morning show with a giant chicken. Sorry, rules are rules.

Andrew Benintendi – 5-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and hitting near-.350 for the month. It’s with much regret I must inform you, Benintendi is schmoldering hot.

Cal Quantrill – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.89. He was nearly the lede, but meh on Ks and he gave up three unearned, so Nestor rose. Any hoo! Streamonator doesn’t like Quantrill’s next start and I’d start him 100% of the time until further notice.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, and only needs 11 more for me to get a chest tattoo that reads Feed $54 Vending Machine Steaks Here.

Bobby Bradley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Gonna be hard for me not to be uncomfortably excited about Swag King Bobby Bradley for next year, even if he’ll prolly be projected for a .218 average. .218 is the new .237, baby!

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .221. This was his 2nd homer in four games, and he’ll hit another home run by end of the day Friday or Nicki Minaj’s cousin doesn’t have giant testicles.

Jose Urquidy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38, in 81 pitches. Was saying this to Podcaster Geoff yesterday over text, that it’s truly impressive how Dusty Baker manages for today’s game, and isn’t throwing pitchers for 140 pitches like he used to do with The Harangutan. As for Urquidy, great, terrific, adjective. How lucky are you feeling he can get through six innings in 80 pitches his next time out?

Kyle Tucker – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 26th homer. And Dusty played a young guy like Tucker without being a *ucker with him. Good for Dusty. Sincerely.

Jake Meyers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .286. Siri, do you think Meyers will play every day? Sorry, asking Jose, not my iPhone.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.64. The Jays might have the Cy Young and MVP. What, are you an Ohtani MVP person? Listen, I like my MVPs to know which position they want to play. My MVP is defined by the three D’s — Determination, Dafundamentals and Decisiveness.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .293. Are we far enough away from Hisashi Iwakuma’s career that I can start reusing slurp-slurp for Boba Chette?

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer. This Rays basher bashed Ray. Hmm.

Brett Phillips – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and also homered on Sunday. Could be a light schmotato (or not even play in the next Rays game).

Trevor Rogers – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.71, and his velocity was down on all his pitches. Anyone have any connections to the guy who chooses the music at Marlins games? I’m guessing he’s underpaid and susceptible to bribes. If so, I would like to offer him a hundred bucks to play Public Enemy’s Shut ‘Em Down for Trevor Rogers. Seeing if I can subliminally reach Don Mattingly.

Bryan De La Cruz – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .336. He’s going to appear in tomorrow’s Buy column, which is already available on our Patreon.

Jesus Sanchez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, and five homers in the last six games. Paint a Lord and Savior on my toast because I am becoming a Jesus stan! Jesus Stanchez? Yeah, that’s right!

Kyle Finnegan – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.15, and a massive blown save. What detergent do you use to get out reliever stains?

Josh Bell – 3-for-5, and his 27th homer, hitting .256. Saw his home run yesterday — a moonshot — and tried to make a mental note of how good he looked, so I can think about it during the 2022 preseason aka in July, 2022 after 6 months of grueling CBA negotiations and becoming a golf sharp.

Josh Rogers – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.60. On Tuesday, it was Peralta vs. Peralta. On Wednesday, we got Trevor Rogers vs. Josh Rogers. Known colloquially as Rogers More. As for Josh, his peripherals are hilariously bad; the Streamonator hates him and I wouldn’t touch him unless desperate.

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .314. Only two players in MLB history to hit at least 25 homers and get intentionally walked 18 times in a season before turning 23:  Sexy Dr. Pepper and Ted Williams. When reached for comment, Ted Williams’ frozen head said, *gurgle, gurgle*

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speill
speill
9 months ago

Looking for 2 start from either of these two waiver pickups. Please pick one. Thanks. Cortes Tex home Bos away. Houser Cubs home Stl home.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
9 months ago

Another awesome razz all season coming to an end thanks to Grey Rudy and the rest of the gang on here for all you do to keep baseball alive and fun not to mention help us all win some money. Where we ranking Berber next year for keeper league purposes.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
9 months ago

Beiber

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Cool thanks again Boss stay safe

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

Would you dare stream patrick corbin over the weekend at home vs col? My streaming record is abysmal

Blooper
Blooper
9 months ago

Benintendi or Santander?

eballs
eballs
9 months ago

Would you start Irvin @ LAA tomorrow? (Points league)

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
9 months ago

Last day of my matchup in my points league and Framber is no longer starting today. I am tied and he is out of starting pitching. I have one more start with no good options. Would you go:

Tyler Alexander vs TB
Louis Head vs DET
Glenn Otto vs HOU

This is brutal! I picked up Alexander as it appears Head will just be an opener.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
9 months ago

But the Robot is close on Otto and Alexander. This decision is huge! Please help Grey! :)

OG from Bayside
OG from Bayside
9 months ago

Luis Garcia got moved up to pitch @TEX instead of at home vs ARI.

Going to bench as his home/road splits are noticeable and it feels like he is getting tired.

Bish
Bish
9 months ago

Grey,

Ohtani may very well be AL MVP, but he’s killing me in a points league last 28 days. He doesn’t even have the points to land in the top 125 hitters over that span. Should I drop him for a hot-schomato for the last 2 weeks of the season?

If so, here are the hottest players available (stats, not looks):
Schwindel, Baez, Lindor, Yordy, Belt, Happ, Benitendi

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

I will. Thanks, Grey!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

I’m a little concerned with Duvall’s playing time (Rosario stealing some ABs). Should I drop him for Jesus Sanchez?

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
9 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks again for yesterday! Thoughts on follow up match ups?

1. Tanner Houck home against Mets’ Megill.
2. Seattle’s Flexan on the road against K C’s Irvin
3. Luis Patino home against Detroit’s Skubal
4. Mets’ Walker. Home against Phil’s Z. Wheeler.

Your help is always appreciated!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Martin

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
9 months ago

Hunting QS while trying to keep WHIP as low as possible… would you trust Pineda @ TOR and/or Freeland @WSH? Any preference between the two?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks! I’ll just avoid – Freeland sounds like a potential 1-day bump due to today’s game being cancelled anyway. Alex Wood (on waivers) is pitching Saturday, so grabbed him instead! Probably won’t get a QS, but he shouldn’t be too painful on anything else.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

I have been impacted big-time by DTD injuries causing me to play short-handed every day. 1st round of playoffs (ends Sunday) and I’m down by 2 Runs; and 2 RBIs.

Would you drop Avisail (or Croneworth) for Jesus Sanchez?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
9 months ago

which 4 out of these for saves only: chafin, barlow, wick, estevez, kitteridge, sewald, green,

currently i got green, sewald, kitteridge, barlow, looking like i’m dropping green and sewald for sure, possibly kitteridge too for chafin, wick, estevez (got a bye this week)

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

yeah forgot about TEX barlow, this is KC barlow. flustered since hockey comish is forcing us to start our slow draft 26 days out of season and i am VERY behind since i don’t start hockey leagues nor am up to date on hockey prospects yet (am doing that now, along with baseball/football stuff (football stuff just finally slowed down too))

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
9 months ago

ok, so wick behind estevez/chafin and kitteridge still ahead of wick too. got it.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

Please rank these bench bats ROS: Josh Donaldson; Jesus Sanchezl; ODB

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
9 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks to you!! I had an amazing day with Ray, Quantrill, Cortez and Houck! You should be President!

I will take your advice and keep going with Quantrill.

1. Thoughts on Houck and his next start?

2. I have a chance take Austin Hays and/or Bobby Dalbic off waivers. I would have to waive Andrew McCuthen and/or LaMonte Wade. What are your recommendations?

Thanks again for yesterday!

Martin

Chris
Chris
9 months ago

Roto. 2 weeks left. Fantasy question. Calculation wise.. how fast can i raise my ops from . 800 to .807? Is 2 weeks enuff time or no? Thank u

D
D
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanku

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
9 months ago

Grey any insight as to Paolo Espino starting on Sunday? If he’s getting bumped to Monday, I’d love to drop him and pick up someone useful for weekend. Thanks

ryanoger
ryanoger
9 months ago

Start both?

Matz home against Min

Gil home against the Guardians

thanks man!

Ralphy
Ralphy
9 months ago

Grey,

have to stream at least 2 pitchers this weekend to take over wins. Could you rank

Matz vs MIN ($8)
Corbin vs COL ($22.3)
Espino vs COL (-$.3)
Dillon Peters at MIA ($2)
Bryse Wilson at MIA ($-2.2)

thank you very much!!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
9 months ago

Norm was so fucking amazing. I saw him empty about half of the Improv one night after some Karen shouted out a joke wasn’t appropriate.
He went on the most hilarious rant. Absolute Legend. Afterwards he was both embarrassed at what he’d done and so proud.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

There’s a podcast he was on that he says something like…
“if i had a fatal disease, and i might, right, you wouldnt know.”
ugh crazy how he decided to keep it to himself.

Seth
Seth
9 months ago

Hi Grey, a two-part question for you:

Which four NL-only keepers would you keep for next year: Logan Webb $1; Freddy Peralta $3; Sandy Alcantara $4; Trent Grisham $6; Austin Riley $7; Nick Castellanos $17.

And assuming you don’t include Grisham (call it a hunch) would you straight-up drop him for Jesus Sanchez or Bryan de la Cruz for ROS? I might be able to trade him, but I’d just be guessing names that might be available (Javy Baez maybe?).

Seth
Seth
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

God bless the “bailed for football” boys, who sometimes get interested in a keeper for next season (when they’ll bail for football again).

Thanks, as always!

Brendan
Brendan
9 months ago

Who’s your vote for the AL cy young right now? All the articles have Cole as the favourite but Ray leads the AL in era, quality starts, strikeouts and leads the mlb in pitching war. The only thing cole has on him is a few more wins

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

As good as riley has been this year, it’s amazing that he hasn’t swiped one freaking bag. I mean pujols, abreu, cruz, sal perez have more than him. In fact, he hasn’t swiped one single bag at the big league level in about 1100 PA’s. He is 24 and is 68th percentile in sprint speed. That’s not a burner, but he isn’t exactly pulling a train when on the bases. Sadly, that 2 or so sb that you projected for him could mean something in many roto leagues.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

He’s being left in the dust by Miguel Sano, speed merchant. Four career stolen bases including two this season.

Ha!

Seth
Seth
Reply to  toolshed
9 months ago

As a Riley owner, I have this same thought all the damn time… Been a few weeks where that one steal woulda made a difference in roto.

andfog99
andfog99
9 months ago

Start Jordan Montgomery at Baltimore today?

bigbear
bigbear
9 months ago

Without the playing time rules for arbitration, the Os staff would probably have Greyson and DL Hall by now. Instead we’re watching a bunch of Swedish Chefs make a mess… They need to find some other way to make the game competitive instead of messing with playing time of the best an organization has. (Please God, may the CBA negotiations not mess with the season!)

Other than my Ray of sunshine, all my SPs yesterday went 4-4.2 IP! Man up peeps!

Where do you think Ranger will be ranked next year? Top 15 SP? 20-25? Guess on industry average?

And thanks for doing what you love and taking us along for the ride in the Razzball convertible 2005 Miata!

Eddie
Eddie
9 months ago

Master

are we starting gausman at home vs padres

M arquez vs at atlanta?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
9 months ago

Happy National Play-Doh Day (just don’t tell my kids…that stuff gets everywhere!)

Finished 1st in the regular season and am now getting smoked in my first round of the playoffs… need some help…bad!

losing in all pitching categories at the moment; would you start any of these streamers today:

– Reynaldo Lopez v. LAA
– Cobb @ CWS
– Louis Head (TB) v. DET
– Paul Blackburn @ KC

then would you add any of these batty-calls? if so, who on the team gets dropped?

– Josh Harrison @ KC
– N. Lowe v. HOU
– Wisdom @ PHI
– O. Herrera v. CHC

Roster:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Kirk
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Nicky Lopez
OF: Franmil Reyes, Adolis, Springer
UTL: Jazz
BN: Dalbac, Rodgers
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, Urquidy, Ynoa, Megill
RP: Chapman, Kennedy, N. Anderson, Finnegan

IL: W. Franco, Clippard, McClanahan

As always, I appreciate you taking the time to look over and provide your insight!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks Grey!

I’m down in pitching. below are the H2H matchups (Wins & saves being the closest)

Cat: Current score
W: 2-4
SV: 1-3
K: 37-51
ERA: 5.46 – 3.86
WHIP: 1.31 – 1.09
QS: 2-4

all hitting categories are fairly close though…

I’ll add Lopez for Megill for his start today.

wasn’t sure about the others. Head did seem like a good matchup, but i’d want the whole thing (QS & Win), not just the tip (2-4IP)… :)

Also, forgot that Clippard was activated from the IL. Who gets dropped:
– Clippard
– N. Anderson
– both to make room for one of the above mentioned bats?

thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Appreciate it.

Anderson cut…waiting to see who’s starting today and might also drop Clippard too; because Arizona

as an aside, C. Estevez, Stratton, & Chafin are all available. While none are that spectacular, are you “high” on any of them?

thanks again (again)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

kinda figured that’s what you’d say.

thanks again for all the help!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
9 months ago

I’m leading Championship Week in my NL only despite drafting Story and Bellinger (doh!) 1 and 2. SON loves Josiah tomorrow. Do you trust him? I’m afraid for my ratios.

Instead I’m considering using my final moves to stack RPs this weekend (eg Ashby, McFarland) to chase holds, lucky wins and maybe some Ks. Thoughts on this strategy?

Thanks for your usual sage hilarity all season long — you’re the best in the biz!

Sport
Sport
9 months ago

My daily Royals rant. Matheny took Whit, Salvy, Carlos Santana out when KC was down 12-7 in the top of the 8th. So in the bottom of the 9th, score 12-10, runners on 2nd and 3rd, they walk Nicky Lopez to load the bases for……………Ryan O’Hearn, who was batting in Salvy’s spot in the lineup.

Being a KC fan can sometimes be a Royal pain. Would not be shocked at all if Pratto and MJ Melendez start the year in AAA. Carlos Santana and Hunter Dozier will be everyday players after their career worst years.

Thanks for listening! You are a man of many talents, with baseball psychologist being one of them!

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Yup. Day game today for KC so he wanted to keep them fresher.

david
david
9 months ago

i put blind faith in the numbers provided by Razzball. However how can it make sense to start De La Cruz and Sanchez from one of the worst Offenses in the League and furthermore leave Devers with over 30 HRs and 100 RBIs on the bench.
Despite my serious doubts i went with the numbers as per usual.
3/7 5 Runs 3 HRs 6 RBIs againt 0/4 1 Run.
The bad news is I started Megill in 4 Leagues.
Like Real Baseball, FB is a game of averages. Using Razzball numbers has proved extremely successful for me and IMHO anyone not taking advantage of them is seriously missing out.

Gary C
9 months ago

ESPN points, please rank top 3 for this week only:

Carrasco vs Phil
Reynaldo Lopez vs LAA
Elieser vs Pitt
Kluber vs Cle
Gilbert @KC
Patino vs Det

Probably need safety over high risk pick

Thanks!

JC
JC
9 months ago

The Bot likes Kluber at home vs Cleve (Morgan). Recent starts off injury are not convincing but maybe he is ramped up now? Would you start him?

Drew
Drew
9 months ago

Thanks Grey!

In my league that counts NSVH, C. Green has been killing me the past two weeks. Drop him for Ashby or Bender?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
9 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Do you like these streams? SON is pretty negative on Flexen.

JoMo @Bal ($8.9)
Flexen @ KC (-$10)
Pivetta v. Bal ( $4.4)

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
9 months ago

Yahoo has me right on target for IP, with 124 remaining. I only own 3 pitchers at the moment however (Alcantara, Woodruff, Gray)

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
9 months ago

ERA and Ws especially important rn.

Sorry for the multiple reply’s.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
9 months ago

Great way to start my day here.

I had a question regarding the Rockies….what do you make of this?

Colorado SP ERA splits

Home vs Road

G. Marquez 3.16 vs 4.93
A. Gomber 2.09 vs 6.22
J. Gray 3.79 vs 4.68
A. Senzatela 3.89 vs 4.27

I know we say to stream the Rockies’ hitters at home, but streaming Rockies starters at home has been just as viable it looks like. I read an idea stating that it’s because they don’t throw much of anything other than fastballs, and have induced a lot of ground balls. Very few sinkers, cutters etc. However, there’s a thought that at home these low-spin fastballs drop at home, making them tough to hit in their own right. Regardless, they look, feel and travel differently on the road, making them quite easy to hit.

Do you believe in any of this, is this something that’s possible to carry over into next year, and would you ever consider streaming Coors starters at home?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

If you could believe in any of them as a back of the end rotation pitcher, who would you pick? Gomber intrigues me a bit as I think the rest we already know what the others have to offer. Now that I think of it, unless you gamble and situationally play Marquez, maybe they’re all (including Marquez) speculative at best.

Yes
Yes
9 months ago

So wait are you seriously voting cake batter over baby ruth 2.0? That’s pretty bold is it because of the angels lacking as a team?

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Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Figured as much! And i agree…

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Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

You’re beautiful

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
9 months ago

Grey!

Awesome!

a. Megill, why?

b. Another night of many pitchers with the same surname. Rogers v. Rogers in the MIA game, Megill and Megill both losing in different games though it’d be cool if one lost in one DH game and the other in the night cap!! Also Colome and Coulombe play for the Twins both in the BP and Miller and Miller are in the same STL BP, though Miller has seniority so he gets initial A after his name (Miller, A) while the other Miller is just Miller.

c. Norm Macdonald quote of the day for September 16, 2021

‘Yesterday Simpson trial Judge Lance Ito allowed that mystery envelope to be opened. It appears Simpson may already have won 10M dollars.’

d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 16, 2021

‘Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff:’ Have you ever had any experience as a kidnapper?’

Baravelli:’ You bet. You know what I do when I kidnap somebody? First I call them up on the telephone, then I send them my chauffeur. ‘

Wagstaff=Groucho; Baravelli=Chico

Horse Feathers

e. Btw, part deux. Today Peter Falk turns 94, turns out smoking cigars, looking cross-eyed and having one more thing to ask are the keys to longevity!

Cheers,
Ante

McZero
McZero
Reply to  Ante Galic
9 months ago

Peter Falk died 10 years ago.