Rich Hill threw a perfect game yesterday — he pitched into the tenth inning and didn’t get a blister.  Are we measuring perfect games for Rich Hill differently now?  I thought that was his standard.  How about this?  Rich Hill threw a perfect game through nine innings if Logan Forsythe would’ve stayed down on a grounder to third, which leaves Forsythe with nothing but hindsight.  The irony is thick like Nicki Minaj.  Yesterday, Rich Hill went 9 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.32; his only blemish was a tenth-inning, lead-off, walk-off home run by Josh Harrison, oh, that spoil sport.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Williams – 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  Looks like Trevor Williams threw a perfect game too.  I mean, for him.

David Phelps – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the win as he was activated from the DL.  For all of you save vultures that need to swoop to live, Edwin Diaz has been wonky, and Phelps might be his handcuff, along with Nick Vincent.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .259.  Gonna be disappointing season for Seager because of how insane everyone else is hitting the Guatemalan-sewn baseballs Commissioner Manfred is hand-feeding hitters, but Seager still has a chance to get back to where he usually resides in the 27-homer zone.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .303.  I was a bit scared to look at what Ender’s stats were on my RCL team.  I’m in 1st, and third overall out of something like a 1,000 teams, so he couldn’t be that bad.  Turned out okay (or is it turnt?):  77/8/40/.314/16 in 487 ABs.  Maybe I could’ve found someone better, but when you’re cycling through five or six guys on the reg, it’s nice to have a few guys who have decided to plant roots, and raise a family.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .231.  That’s his 1st home run of the 2nd half, and maybe his shoulder is finally starting to feel better.  Bebler?

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .269.  That’s his third homer in two games.  How do you reconcile it with yourself at night when you drafted Kipnis in the fifth round and could’ve had Eugenio 200 picks later?  How do you lie to yourself while you are lying down?  Laying down?  Ugh, stupid English language, I was being poetic!

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  I won’t repeat my past refrains of why did the Cubs trade for Quintana instead of just putting Montgomery into the rotation, other than to say it while saying I won’t say it.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .202.  You know who might actually come at a bargain next year?  This schmohawk.

Corey Kluber – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  Kluber’s liable to get shin splints because he’s getting no run support.  Bam!  High five me!  No?  Okay.

Jason Kipnis – Hit the DL again with a hamstring strain that’s bothered him for months.  At a certain point, you just have to assume your hamstring isn’t going heal and start walking on your hands.  Some have said my fantasy advice is marginally better than my medical advice.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Hit the DL with a thumb sprain.  Jackie Bradley Sr. said, “You got your mother’s thumbs!”  Ugh, dads can be so tough.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .247.  Member in the preseason when I was saying Moreland would break out on the Red Sox?  Well, unless he get some acne I don’t know about, I fubar’d that one.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Anyone could’ve received the top hitter at the trading deadline?  Figures it would be the Sawx.  I mean, Just Dong’s been fine, but Nunez has been next level.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  His ERA is now below where it was last year for his “breakout.”  Yes, with the douchey quotes.

Rajai Davis – Traded to the Red Sox to act as SAGNOF royalty and platoon in the outfield.  Also, Dave Roberts said he liked his new gig in Los Angeles, so what were the Red Sox supposed to do?

Kelvin Herrera – Says he would’ve been able to return yesterday, so his tight forearm may not be that big of an issue.  You know a middle reliever is bad when you’re hoping the closer, who you don’t own, is okay, and that’s after getting a vulture win from Brandon Maurer (1 IP, 0 ER) yesterday.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer.  You know those white flowers you blow to make a wish?  Well, I’ve collected thousands of them.  C’mon, I’ll show you–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Greg Holland – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 4th blown save, ERA up to 3.77, and this game wasn’t even in Coors.  After the game, Bud Black gave Holland the dreaded vote of confidence.  Usually means the closer will be replaced by 2 PM today.  Time zones don’t even matter.  Pat Neshek would seem to be the logical choice to replace him, but Jake McGee could sneak in too.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5 and two homers (15, 16).  Do you see what humans, as a species, are capable of if we stop letting people pat our heads?

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  He will hit another home run by Friday.  Bet!

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.   Due to the sun around his head, forming a halo, I will call him, Rhysus.

Mark Leiter Jr. – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I originally wrote his name, Al Leiter Jr.  Ha, I knew it was one of those motherLeiters.  Looking at Leiter’s peripherals, they’re pretty yawnstipating.  You can use Stream-o-Nator with him, but I likely would never start him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Wei-Yin Chen – Cleared for rehab starts.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin!

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and fourth homer in four games.  More like Jorge Schmotato!  So, I got this joke, a Polanco walks into a home run streak…

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 26th homer, hitting .276.  I ranked Sanchez number one at catcher in the preseason, and he appears to be all but a lock to be exactly that.  Before you scoff, you scoffer, he didn’t look like the number one catcher as recently as a month ago.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .312.  That Didi/Ray trade is doing exactly what each club wanted.  Well, it was a three-team trade and the Tigers got Shane Greene, but even he’s been all right this year.

Chase Headley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, and his 8th homer.  Hey, it’s JayWrong’s favorite player!  Well, don’t hold that against him.  Last year, he had the 3rd best fantasy football rankings out of about 150, according to FantasyPros.  (Y’all seg, I segue, snitches!)

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .248.  Bad news, seems like Kinsler’s career is trailing off.  Good news, we never have to sit through a movie about Kinsler starring Adam Goldberg.

Steven Matz – Underwent season-ending elbow surgery.  His doctor was still wearing his eclipse glasses and went by the name, Dr. Nick.

Noah Syndergaard – Had his side session put on hold.  Uh-oh, did Gsellman ruin the one elbow all Mets’ starters borrow?  On the realsies, Syndergaard is a hiccup away from being shut down for the year.

Dominic Smith – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .190.  Dom better drop more bombs on our Moms, if he’s going to struggle to hit for average.  I do believe it’s merely a sample size problem — that’s what she snidely said!

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  Unlike John Lennon, I wouldn’t say Godley’s dead, but he’s definitely been staggering around, and a start in Metco should produce better results.  His next start is not going to be easy, and I could see looking elsewhere in shallower leagues.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer and his 11th steal for the scrumptious double slam and legs.  And you should grab him.  Yes, right now.  No, now.  Not after you drain the weasel.  Who are you, Pauly Shore?  Grab him!

Steven Souza – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th homer.  Yo, people really want to drop this guy, huh?  Every day someone is asking to drop him.  He’s a top 20 outfielder on our Player Rater.  Stop trying to drop him.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and, like, his 40th homer in the last fifteen games.  Practically, the entire Jays team hit a home run yesterday, though Steve Pearce (2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 13th homer) was the only to do it with more than one hit, so kinda whatevs.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Two words:  facing Padres.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th and 6th steal, hitting leadoff, and near-.400 in the last week.  Go ahead and grab Wong in the non-sexual way.

Trevor Rosenthal – Headed for Tommy John surgery.  Or as millennials would say, “facepalm surgery srsly OMG (eggplant emoji).”  That also sounds like an R. Kelly song title.

Seung Hwan Oh – 0 IP, 1 ER in the 8th inning of a game that could’ve turned into a save opportunity.  Um, Oh?  Honestly, sometimes I think managers are just trolling fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!).  I’m at a loss here, but I’d hold Oh, and maybe Lyons if I were desperate.  Having a hard time getting on the Brebbia bandwagon, because he sounds like an Italian soda, and has a barely 7 K/9.

Max Scherzer – Will miss his Friday start.  Damn, not even out of August and playoff teams are already pulling up on the throttle.  (By the way, I Googled throttle to see if I was using it right; still not a 100% sure.  Yup, I’m a real man’s man!)

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.93.  I get the sense Edwin’s more like Roy Orbison on Traveling Wilburys vs. Pretty Woman in the 60’s.  I.e., Edwin is having a real-life dead cat bounce.  Of course, you ride the dead pussy as long as you can, and now I’m going to get arrested.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Five over-the-internet bucks says Bregman is next year’s epitome of a sleeper that’s not really a sleeper.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.38.  Yesterday, the Stream-o-Nator was like Billy Idol screaming, Moore, Moore, Moore.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  You know what’s crazy?  People suddenly care about Civil War monuments?  No, Random Italicized Voice, but good guess.  What’s crazy is guys like Bundy with a low-4 ERA are gonna look like number three starters next year.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homers and his 2nd homer in as many games.  The boeuf can’t be contained!  Except with a lovely pate and puff pastry.

Manny Machado – 2-for-6, and his 28th homer, hitting .264.  “This offseason Machado will be giving a seminar at a Ramada in Parsippany, New Jersey on how to turn a season around–Excuse me, my executive assistant tells me they’ve changed the name of the hotel because it sounded too much like Ramadan.”

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Fun fact!  I put my Hungry Man dinners on a TV Trey Mancini.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-6 and his 6th steal.  Still haven’t heard any explanation why the Rays traded him.  Was it a money thing?  I don’t think it was, but am curious.  If you have the answer, you can reach me at 1-800-The-Comments.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Ever since he returned from his suspension for shouting out a homophobic slur, he’s been red hot.  Since baseball players are superstitious, Joyce may start bringing his neighborhood bag boy to games.  Right before an at-bat, he tosses the bag boy a sandwich, and screams, “Easy on the grinder, bag it!”

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Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

Well let’s hope Dusty learns from this little experiment.
#doolittle_is_your_closer,_Dusty

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Happ vs Twins and Wacha vs Rays, yes or no?

speill
speill
4 years ago

Hi Grey. I’m have a bit of a dilemma! Have Darvish. Scherzer. Paxton and Lester on DL. loosing ground in wins. QSs and strikeouts. At 150 starts of 200 max. Can’t add anyone with these guys clogging up my staff. Want to drop 1 or 2 to pick up any of these guys on waivers. Hill. Roark. The Shark. Sony Gray. Chase Anderson. I’m thinking of dumping Lester for Hill at least. Looking at ros with them since I don’t have much flexibility to steam much in time remaining. You advice greatly needed. Thanks

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

Patting myself on the back for sitting Sale against Cleveland, but how worried should I be going forward?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: been a rough week for my SPs–due to the limited number of pitcher slots in the league I’m in, the only four starters I own are Sale, Godley, Nola, and Severino.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: any big plans for the offseason? finished season 2 of last chance u last night. miss wagner had to have done something with someone, right???

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 100%.

Eg
Eg
4 years ago

Please pick top two: Eickhoff, Ryu, Weaver, ERod, Flaherty, Snell, Glasgow, Wood

Better for saves? Claudio, Norris or Neshek?

Thanks…

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

J Turner on a mini slide, 2/20. Time to panick or overdue correction?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Panic*

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

If it safe to start Wacha vs TB (Ordorizzi) and McHugh @LAA (Bridwell) , need W, ERA, WHIP, K

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

So, since i’m hanging out and talking about all my players, let’s chat about Luis Castillo for a bit. He seems like a nice keeper option as well, but I own him in a H2H league and he seems like a prime candidate to be shut down right as we’re entering the playoffs. I know you hate H2H leagues, but my home league guys won’t switch to roto, so whatevs.

Anyway, I tried to trade him to the one team that is out of contention (tried to do him and Amed Rosario for Gio Gonzalez and got rejected), so he’s still on my roster.

Castillo is looking nice and sexy. 9.5 k/9 and 3.8 bb/9 — starting out there, and figuring on some improvement in terms of control sets him up as a potential ace. 12% swinging strike rate and a 98MPH average fastball. damn, the more I look at this guy the more it seems I’m going to have to figure out how I navigate the playoffs with him on my roster.

Here’s what I’d be working with as keepers at this point (I know it’s early, but what the hell else do we have to do but BS about our teams?)
Trout
Springer
Freeman
Posey
Albies
DeGrom
C-Mart
Darvish
Casitllo
Thames/Pham/Rosario (Yes, I’m a Twins fan! Rosario for life! In all seriousness, Rosario’s season OPS is basically the same as Thames at this point, though a bit behind Pham, and he’s way younger. what am I doing? I’m talking myself into keeping Eddie Rosario?!?)

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team OBP h2h

Approaching the playoffs, and my team just took another big hit. Already carrying Harper, Bellinger, Paxton and McCullers on the DL, and having already dropped Gallo when he hit the DL, I likely just lost Conforto for the year as well. The one saving grace was that I was lucky enough to pick up Hoskins when Bellinger went down, so he’s been a big boost.

1) Anyways, which batter do you like best in an OBP format to replace Conforto:

Merrifield, Rosario, Mazara, Bell, Margot, Broxton, Kiermaier, Calhoun, Hicks, Mancini

2) Top two options?

Teheran COL, @PHI
Snell @STL, @CHW
McHugh @LAA, TEX
Lamet @MIA, LAD
Sabathia SEA, CLE

Thanks!

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

Wow, just woke up to learn that Conforto is possibly oint for the year because of a shoulder injury on a swinging strike. Is that the most “Mets” injury yet?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he should have listened to his thumb, I guess.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

Dump Myers for Hoskins?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Well I do love power and I’m merely above average in it. I doubt Myers is on my playoff roster (odd man out) b/c low average and hits total and Have plenty of speed. Hoskins could make it if he stays hot.

I guess the questions are, will Hoskins stay hot or will Myers get hot?

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
4 years ago

Is it too late in the afternoon to get a reply? haha.

Luke Weaver or Folty? ROS

also, looks like Jack Flaherty may be up Sunday.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Who do I pick up from the below, or none?

Luis Valbuena, Nick Markakis, Jesús Aguilar, Matt Joyce, Hunter Pence, Steve Pearce

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Hey Grey. Thanks for doing what you do.

I had a whole big thing (message) typed up but I can simply. I’m simplifying, ya’ll!

Drop Khris Davis for Rhys?
I have Bellinger at 1B and K. Davis is my only bench bat with no other rostered 1B option. Bellinger is eligible back the day after my playoffs start next Monday (two week rounds; coming off bye). I have generally split PT between Beltre and Khris with Bryant in the other of the 3B an LF spot, but lately Khris has only been in if someone else is off. Rhys is eligible 1B/LF, so I could potentially gain production from him at 1B if Bellinger misses any games or more than is currently expected, plus he’d be an option in LF like Khris is now. But dropping Khris is a tough call with the glorious dinger and RBI counts.

Drop Bearclaw for whatever SP stream floats my boat.
Current closers are Colome, Betances, Rodney, Treinen, and Bedrosian. If they all play I can only play 5 with how the pitching is structured. I may regret dropping Bearclaw if he takes over closing in MIA, and this seems like around the time that could happen with BearClaw having a few innings under his belt since returning. I could delay this one until the weekend to see if something happens in the MIA pen over the next few days.

Drop Salazar now?
If things go more definitely pear-shaped with Salazar, I may drop him before it counts against next match’s moves. But if you think it’s done gone pear-enough and it’s time to drop him in my situation, please LMK.

Thanks in advance!
(I’m always open to hearing the opinions of others as well.)

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Looking for the best 2-3 SPs on waivers for next week in a weekly 12 team 5X5 roto
Vargas vs TB
Montgomery vs Pit & vs Atl
Birdwell vs Oak
Leake @ SF
Blach @ SD
Teheran @ Phi
Graveman @ LAA
Newcomb @ CHC
Albers vs Oak
Miley vs Sea & vs Tor
Stratton vs StL
Sims @Phi & @ CHC
Richard vs LAD
Conley vs Phi
Heaney vs Oak
Thanks Grey!!

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Ziegler with another save today, some of the best advice youve given.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

Robbie Ray looked great in his start today. Good to see that after the scary injury. back to being top 15ish SP ROS? I say yes. Sexy sexy strike outs.

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

Benches clear at NYY DET game . . . Cabrera was in Romine’s face then pushed + threw some punches . . . Romine did a nice little dodge/poke Miggy’s belly/tackle move

– a Yankee homer

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Romine’s dodge was the best part – a little Mountain v. Red Viper action

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Solid takedown by Romine. Unfortunately he took Miggy down right on top of himself!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: totally

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

bad season, bad fighter

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

be sure to see the highlights of the yankees –tigers game—some good fight action with afew good punches thrown

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

Mchugh vs LAA or Bridwell vs HOU

Bridwell is at home

Thanks!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

Regarding Albies, i’m using him in a league that counts OBP and SLG, so while he hasn’t done a ton, he hasn’t been a disaster lately. He’s got a .367 OBP and .607 SLG for the last seven days. No homers, but he stole a base.

This is a keeper, and i’m in contention for first place, so I really would like for him to be good enough for me to hold on to him. plausible?

Seems he has been a bit unlucky for power. He’s got a decent FB%, but has a HR/FB rate of 6.9%. The median for qualified hitters this year (he’s not a qualified hitter, obviously) is 14.6-14.7%. He’s posted a 37% Hard contact rate, which is above the median of 34.5% for qualified hitters.

If you apply a 14% HR/FB rate (slightly below the median) to Albies batted balls, he should have 4 homers instead of just two. He’s had 75 ABs so far, so if you figure 550 for a full season, he’s easily projected to be a 25 homer guy (using the math I just described, 14% HR/FB, 47.5% FB%, 550 ABs, you get 29 homers). Am I a crazy monkey?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s what I’m thinking. especially not in like the 25th round or whatever he’d be.

I really need the boss to get back to his homer hitting ways. We’ve been in a Springer Dinger drought lately. one homer in the last month! Come on, boss! quit monkeying around!

re replacement for Albies. I will have Starlin Castro coming back from the DL at some point, ostensibly. I’ll have to make some sort of decision when that happens. It’ll be three guys for two spots at that point — Simmons, Castro, and Albies. Albies is the only one I’d likely be keeping. don’t need to make this decision now, so I’m glad we’re in agreement that Albies is simpatico. I think i’m doing that wrong!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: Plausible to not drop him in a keeper. That math is a stretch though….extrapolating a whole season out of 75 AB’s….especially when he’s never shown 29 HR power…although he is only 20 years old. Fun with math anyway! You’re keeping him is the bottom line.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: yeah, man. I agree 29 is a stretch, which is why I kept being a bit conservative with the HR/FB and FB% and said 25. The point of the exercise is, as you say, to prove out that he’s a keeper. 20/20 with upside from 2B checks the boxes for me.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: And another thing! (JK). but seriously. looking at guys who make similar amounts of hard contact as what Albies has done so far (he’s 37.1%, so I looked at the qualified hitters between 36.6% and 37.6% hard contact, you might expect an even higher HR/FB than the median.

The guys who are in that range of hard contact % (36.6%-37.6%) average a 19.6% HR/FB. The more I look the more I’m BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curious George Springer
4 years ago

@Curious George Springer: Yeah the hard contact % is probably the most reliable in that small of a sample size. He’s a keeper to be excited about for the upside. Seems to have a solid floor.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Yeah, and like you said, he’s young. Fun fact! Ozzie Albies was the first MLB player who was born in 1997!

H
H
4 years ago

I currently have Gregorious as my SS, Merrifield as my third OF, and picked up Rhys Hoskins as my Utility. With Correa coming back from DL soon, who would you drop?

Merrifield has been almost my only source of SBs so far besides Goldy and Rizzo…Rhys is OF eligible and is super HOTTT, and DIdi has been more than great as a fill in for Correa. What would make for the better lineup? Torn! Thanks!

H
H
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you sir!

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Keirmaeier or Odor ROS?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Conforto out with a dislocated shoulder. I played football with a guy who would just pop it back in and keep going ala riggs from lethal weapon but without the screaming. I dont think conforto is that guy. Should i drop him?

Corey
Corey
4 years ago

Better keeper next year, Rhysus or R. Zimmerman?

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Saw one question on Flaherty. Possibly up Saturday.

Rest of Season rank ’em – Flaherty, Tailon, Peacock, Tanaka.

Better keeper value – Flaherty in the 26th round (last round) or Tailon in the 19th?

Thanks!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Aye. Thanks.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Same league, better this year RoS and as a keeper next year….. Weaver or Flaherty? Both could be kept in the last round.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Rhysus homered again!!! And has 3 rbi’s so far….

dhouse42
dhouse42
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Rhysdiculous

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Confort-nooooo! Separated shoulder. Ugh. Sigh. etc.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Edit: dislocated shoulder.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: There, there Albie. I think I’m going to drop him now and throw up, but not necessarily in that order.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago
Bobbo
Bobbo
4 years ago

Totally not fantasy related, but at what point can the MLBPA sue the Mets and their “medical” staff?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

Porcello vs BAL ($3) or Mchugh @ LAA ($-5) ?

Thanks

Fungazi
Fungazi
4 years ago

The homeless guy that tried to set your place on fire – Gattis? That where he been?

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

Think Gattis will be much different from [insert hottest C on wire in last 15] for H2H OBP OPS playoff purposes?

Only 3 moves per playoff matchup, so would prefer to have / stick with whatever catcher I have rostered beforehand. Right now that guy is Gattis.

Other options are guys like both McCanns, Chirinos, Ramos, Pina, those types…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – is that because Gattis tried to set fire to your old computers?

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
4 years ago

I’ve been to a seminar at that Ramada in Parsippany! … It sucked!

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

That sounds so much cooler than the continuing legal education seminar I went to! Baseball card shows in the 80s were the greatest. I’d give anything to see my 10 year old self get taken advantage of by a creepy fat guy trying to sell me a Frank Robinson replica rookie card while my mom looks on nervously.

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Nah. Just right.

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Grey
Saves may be the difference between 1st and 2nd place.
. My Offense & SP are strong
I have loaded up on closers, I have :

Herrera, Knebeel, Greene, Bedrosian, Ziegler & Manaya.
Now Familia is coming back..

Who do I drop? Whoever I drop will likely be picked up by the team I’m trying to beat….

Thank you. CLose to winning,…thanks to your help.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 years ago

Grey!!!

Loved the write-up!

a. Just got in so got to play it Machiavellian-style!

b. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 24

The pirate ship approaches Rambo’s boat and ties it to their ship. A heated argument ensues on turf and then the pirate commander sees Sarah Miller and orders Rambo to bring her to him. Rambo refuses and says he will pay. The pirate says he knows he will pay and to bring her. So Rambo did what Rambo does….he killed all 5 pirates in a really swift action.]

Michael Burnett: ‘No! What did you do? We came here to help stop the killing! Who are you to…’

[Rambo pins Michael Burnett to a post on the ship, choking him with his right hand.]

Rambo: ‘-Who are you?’

Sarah Miller: ‘-Let him go!’

Rambo: ‘They would’ve raped her 50 times, and cut your heads off. We´re going back!’

Sarah Miller: ‘No. No, We shouldn’t go back.’

Michael Burnett: ‘-What are you doing?’

Sarah Miller: ‘-Don´t take us back.’

Michael Burnett: ‘-Look what just happened!’

Sarah Miller: ‘-We got through it.’

Michael Burnett: ‘-We´ll come back next year.’

Sarah Miller: ‘-We are so close. Michael, this was your idea. We made a commitment.’

Sarah Miller (to Rambo): ‘l know you don´t believe in what we´re doing, but it´s our life, our choice. Please. Please, John. Please.’

Rambo: ‘You´re not going to change anything.’

[Rambo relents again this time after Sarah Miller grabs him by the forearm.]

Rambo: ‘Go sit down.’

Michael Burnett: ‘lt´s all right.’

[After a few minutes, it’s sunrise and arrival at the meeting place.]

Michael Burnett: ‘We´ll be taking the overland route on the way back, l have to report this. l know you think what you did was right, but taking a life is never right.’

c. Will be back after my shower for a few questions!

Cheers,
Ante

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

Grey, would love to get some context from you on Bregman. I’m in a 15 team keeper league, very competitive. I took Bregman in the 2nd round expecting big things – obviously the first half was brutal but he’s been amazing since July. Is it crazy I’m thinking of keeping him as a 2nd rounder (would control him up to 5 years). I feel like he definitely goes in the first two rounds next year if he goes back into the player pool – each team keeps 5 guys so draft begins with 75 players off the board.

Very wordy explanation but appreciate any feedback you may have – thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – even with 75 players off the board already? Basically you’re saying he’s not a top 105 player for next year?

Thanks again for the reply

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

@Jimmy Jack James: all depends on who will be thrown back in and be available when you make that pick. The question I find myself considering is whether, based on my draft position, I think the player will fall to me, and if he does fall to me, would I take him or would I prefer someone else who is also likely to fall to me.

I would keep him unless I thought someone better would be likely to fall to me at that spot in the draft. Obviously this is all guessing, but you’re in the best position to know how your league-mates approach keeping players, how many are kept, what rounds, etc.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

@Jimmy Jack James: he didn’t say that, he meant he’s not 2 rounder overall, if 75 players already owned he’s probably fine in the 2nd.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Some way-too-early keeper questions. 12-tm H2H OBP/QS. Round and year listed next to name.

Pick five.

Sale (2nd in 2018)
Wood (23rd in 2018, 18th in 2019)
Hoskins (23rd, 18th)
A.Hicks (23rd, 18th)
Pham (23rd in 2018, 18th)
K.Davis (5th)
Nola (9th, 6th)
Godley (23rd, 18th)

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Hey Grey, thanks for the write up as always.

If you could pick 2/3 ROS which would it be out of Kiermaier, Spangenberg and Edwin Rosario….

Thanks!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Wait I meant EDDIE, oops.

So wait Eddie and which of Spagenberg and Kiermaier?

Thanks man!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks dude!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

What up Grey! Hoping to get your thoughts, 10-team mixed Keeper league, im in 2nd place and in need of SBs and Wins, though I also need consistency across the board. Trade away my Thor for his Nunez and Verlander? Nunez and Thor can be kept each at a very cheap low price both next year and for the following few years, Verlander can not be kept. Obviously with a keeper league there are a lot of elements at play. So, I guess I’ll ask this another way…

1) Verlander has been solid recently, are you buying him for ROS?
2) Where would you slot Nunez in overall rankings next year? Top 50? 75? 100? and
3) Where do you slot Thor into SP rankings next year? Still a top 7-8 type guy, I assume?

Overall, the trade should help me this year for sure, though it wont guarantee i overtake first, and I’m worried that I am giving up too much for next year. I know Thor will be exciting to keep next year, but not sure what to make of Nunez in the big picture moving forward to next year. Thanks in advance, I know these keeper questions can be tough answer.

MLBeastmode
MLBeastmode
4 years ago

Best available option if Cano misses time:
Albies, Frazier, or Polanco?

Thanks!!!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: how i yearn for the days a couple weeks ago when every answer was Albies.

PHIL
PHIL
4 years ago

I need SP help. Nothing on the list to pick up. So did you have any SP’s that are coming up in Sept. that might help?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? I give you an over-the-internet high five for your “shin splints” joke. Quick question for my OBP/SLG% league…who would you rather have?

Granderson or Kiermaier?
Cozart or Wong?

Thanks. You da poop!

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
4 years ago

What’s your “Way too early projection” on which round Rhys is drafted in next year?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha! Here I thought you were just being overly cautious.

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Top 50 after today?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Rumors of Flaherty being promoted by STL this weekend. Worthy add in 11 or 12 tm leagues?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

@Scuffy McGee: You guys with your “worth it” questions. Depends who you’re dropping. A streamer? Sure why not?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: If a guy is can’t miss then I classify that as worthy and would drop my worst pitcher. If he’s just a wild, talented guy that is going to blow my WHIP and/or ERA to pieces, then I wouldn’t. He’s their top prospect, just seeing if that is worthy enough of an add in general, not over or in spite of anyone. Just curious of information around him. Not meaning to be “one of those guys with worthy questions.”

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

@Scuffy McGee: you are missing the point here, as so many others do. WHO would you be dropping for him, THAT’S the issue at hand. the entire idea of “worthy” or “not worthy” is completely determined by
1. who you are dropping
and
2. who else is available

i’m sure wayne and garth would’ve understood this point.

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Rays

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Sup Greylord. You’re friggin hilarious, I laughed out loud several times on those today.

PS. Snowfall was good last night, only 2 episodes left!

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
4 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG. total bases added. here’s an fugly slut one, goins or retchavarria? somebody finally dropped another MI starter till correa’s back.

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Chris Taylor or Moncada in dynasty? Would have been a no-brainer to start the year but now i’m not so sure.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Michael
4 years ago

@Michael: dynasty, keep forever, probably still moncada.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

in a 14th team league, would you drop Trumbo for Kiermaier?

thanks,
Chris

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Dyson over Lyons in a SV/ HD league?

Trying to chase 20 SV/HDs before the season’s end! I have Kenley, Baez, Giles, Ziegler, Lyons.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex: dyson

Regal Royals
Regal Royals
4 years ago

In a 12-team ESPN standard 5×5 league:

3 OF’s and 1 UTIL for the following: Springer, Conforto, Duvall, Merrifield, and Josh Reddick (just picked him up) are my OF’s, and Devers, Hanley Ramirez, and/or Bogaerts are my other options at UTIL. In 1st place with the worst pitching staff of all time, but am trying to make a run for the playoffs, which start after next week. Would you recommend picking up Kiermaier and dropping Reddick or Hanley for the stretch run? Cory Dickerson is also on waivers as well. Trying to gear up for the playoffs and your advice is much appreciated.

Duke
Duke
4 years ago

Britton and Holland F’d me so hard yesterday in my H2H playoff. ERA and WHIP are a lost cause at this point, but I could still really use some Saves this week. Now Britton is going for an MRI, drop him or Holland for either Bedrosian or Dyson and form a prayer circle of one for some save opps this weekend?

Blaster
Blaster
4 years ago

Matt Kemp or Ian Desmond?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Blaster
4 years ago

@Blaster: Neither?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Blaster
4 years ago

@Blaster: Whoever is not on the DL

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Blaster
4 years ago

@Blaster: The healthy one.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

10 team points league dynasty-my team is playing for next year. Is this trade sufficient-i have plenty of 1b and need MI.

My Sano, Wacha, and Crush Davis

Or Moncada, Mancini (DH is required so a plus here), Castellanos

Carpenter is also on the table from him, but as a 1b next season, there isn’t a ton of need there positionally.

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

Black says Holland will remain the closer. You know what that means . . .

Do we have a term for that?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:Yes we do….. Bull Shit

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: ha!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hahaha! I didn’t even attempt to repeat. Stop while you’re ahead, Jose Reyes batting title style.

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

I always get Matt Joyce and Seth Smith mixed up. I call Joyce, Matt Thoyce.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Too bad he hasn’t been on The Voice

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Should have named one of them Boog.

Wil
Wil
4 years ago

Rough guess what rank overall is altuve for 2018 drafts?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Wil
4 years ago

@Wil: 240

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Wil
4 years ago

@Wil: 4

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wil
4 years ago

@Wil: About where he’s usually ranked.

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Bauer vs Boston, sit or start in a h2h league?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: Depends on where you are at in the week. He will get some Ks but his rations probably wont be great. It’s Sale day in Boston so a W is unlikely.

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
4 years ago

RE: Beckham

The rumor is that Beckham was a bad clubhouse guy.

This rumor is suspicious because the players overwhelmingly supported him on the way out. This rumor seems to come from one source, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, who has a long track record of not liking certain types of players….BJ Upton, Carl Crawford, now Tim Beckham.

There’s an obvious connection between them….they have two-syllable last names. That must be it.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  El Famous Burrito
4 years ago

@El Famous Burrito: is this a real thing?
Can we get a fact checker on this asap?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
4 years ago

I bet Joyce is gay about how well he’s been playing. He probably lit a fag while he was out for a beer in celebration with his fellow homo-sapiens.

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (QS/OPS)
Which two would you start tomorrow?
$2.9 Eddie Rosario @ TOR (Happ)
$12.9 Gurriel @ LAA (bridwell)
$14.3 Thames @ LAD (Maeda)
$9.1 Healy vs. TEX (Griffin)

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Grey, Osuna was dropped to waivers and I have top priority. Next week is our last week. Any concerns or worth the pickup?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: worth the pickup. They arent taking him out of the closer role.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: There’s one week left. Who are you holding it for?

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: only if I needed to grab a pitcher to stream. Some good pitchers tend to get dropped this coming Sunday.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: I have no concerns with Osuna being an effective closer.

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Thanks!

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Grey Matter
Grey Matter
4 years ago

Holland Daze