Rick Porcello said of his catcher, Sandy Leon, “He’s the best catcher I’ve ever thrown to.  Period.”  It’s a shame people don’t end include other forms of punctuation when speaking.  “I am the Red Sox ace.  Question mark.  No, I forgot about Chris Sale.  Period.  Actually, exclamation mark.  The best Red Sox pitchers.  Colon.  Not Bartolo.  Period.  I’m going to list them.  Period.  Okay.  Comma.  Damn.  Comma.  I apostrophe V-E confused myself.”  Yesterday, Porcello threw a sparkler — 7 IP, 2 hits, 0 walks, 1 ER, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.04, and roped a double to right, which is fun in a dog on rollerblades-type way, but is kinda irrelevant.  What’s less irrelevant, Rick Porcello is pitching better this year than his Cy Young year, though with less ERA to show for it, obviously.  That could change in the final six weeks if he finds his groove.  Period.  Ya know what, exclamation mark.  Strike that, interrobang.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.37.   I can’t believe I started him vs. the Red Sox and I didn’t come out sobbing uncontrollably.  I couldn’t even watch this game from a sense of dread.  It’s no wonder Pivetta sounds like the Italian word for panic stricken.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start (bless you, robot), and his next one.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  There’s only one Rhysus and no one comes before him.  Though, Acuña is his own revelation.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.46.  I told you so’s after a bad start are the absolute worst, but that doesn’t mean I’m above being the worst.  Last week I said, “I said to drop (Quintana) a few weeks ago, so this ain’t on me.  Goodbye blame, hello guilt expunger!”  And that’s me quoting me quoting me!

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .255.  Since I drafted The Hebrewer Hammer in a few leagues, I remember his preseason projections were around 20 homers, 12 steals.  He’s now on pace for 20/12.  Guess what I’m saying is it felt like a struggle for him to get there, but, in the end, he is pretty much what we expected.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer.  You know who Cain…Sugar reminds me of?  Every player who I had high hopes for due to their speed/power combo, except Cain…Sugar made good on his.  I’m farting in your general direction, Michael Saunders.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Sonavadrop!  It would’ve been a sonavabench, but I dropped him because I didn’t trust him in Wrigley.  Looking at the Stream-o-Nator makes me think I’m about to pick him up again, which means I have a retractable Yo-Lease.

Taylor Ward – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was called up.  I went over Taylor Ward yesterday, but you knew that because you read everything I write, except this…last….word.  Damn, missed out!

Justin Upton – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .267.  J-Up aged better than B.J.-Up and much better than Mel-Up.  Toss up with 7-Up.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  If I’ve mentioned him five times in the last ten games, and I have, there’s a pretty good reason.  It’s how many times he’s homered in that time.

Trevor Bauer – Out with a stress fracture of his fibula.  *rips wallpaper off wall, wraps self in it, crawls into corner and sobs*  I just wanted one nice thing!  *realizes can’t unwrap self from wallpaper*  Oh God, I’ve mummified myself!  WHY?!   Okay, so it was a good run.  I know this won’t ease the stress fracture of your fantasy team, but, for where you drafted him, you got a 2.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 214 Ks in 166 IP.  Was still a win, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer, hitting .305.  Amazing to me that any pitcher messes with anything yo-day-lay-eee-hoo.  That’s anything in the lineup over Yonder.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, multiple hits in three straight games with a homer in that time.  *Sharpies out side of milk carton*  Got Melk.

Jay Bruce – Began a rehab stint.  Now the Mets are ready to go on a 40-0 run to end the year and win the division!

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 8.10 vs. Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  This matchup was billed as, “No one rides for free:  Cash, Vargas, and both are ass.”

Adam Jones – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .284.  You know what Jones is having?  A healthy Hunter Pence season.  Perfect since Jones’ season is for the Birds.

Tim Beckham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer in the last seven games.  I don’t know why you haven’t picked him up either.

Ryan LaMarre – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  That’s a heady home run for LaMarre.

Xavier Cedeno – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, and seemingly the first clean post-Joakim Soria save for the White Sox.  Cedeno has a few things going against him, A) Lefty. B) White Sox.  C) There’s no C.  D) No command.  But he has a save and Ks!  Hey, if Wily Peralta can be a lights-out closer, why can’t Cedeno?

Danny Jansen – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I just gave you my Danny Jansen fantasy.  It was written in hieroglyphics.

Ryan Borucki – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.29.  My streaming of Jays pitchers against the Royals the last two days went about as well as Keith Olbermann’s play-by-play.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.94, and the save.  Guys and five girl readers, you’re not gonna believe this. Yes, it was against the Royals, but Ken Giles can!  Ken Giles can! Ken Giles can!

Adalberto Mondesi – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and three steals (13, 14, 15).  I go over Mondesi in the video that’s at the top of this post.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5 and his 27th homer.  Au shizz!

Alex Avila – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .174.  Fun fact!  His name translates to Alex Of A Villa I Don’t Want To Visit.  That is pretty appropriate.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer since I said last week to buy him.  Are you waiting until someone else picks him up?  Because, over-the-internet friend, that’s a flawed strategy.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  It took me twelve years, but I’ve managed to isolate a single water molecule.  I’m going to haphazardly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Trevor Story – 2-for-5 and his 25th homer, hitting…Guess.  Go ahead.  I mean he hit like a buck twenty last year, so just guess what he’s hitting this year.  Hint:  He’s nearly a top ten player this year on the Player Rater.  Give up?  He’s hitting .290!  He’s quietly having a fantastic season.

John Gant – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.74, and he pitchslapped Gio Gonzalez.  Wanna hear how badly I managed my Tout Wars team this week?  I started Adam Conley (2 IP, 5 ER) over a two-start Gant because I was worried about a double-headed mollywhopping.  Look at the big brain on Grey!  Don’t worry, I’m still in 1st by about ten points.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He homered off Trevor Gott, i.e., Wong got Gott!

Ryan Madson – Placed on the DL with lumbar nerve like you care are you even reading this irritation.  Filling in for Madson will be Koda Glover and the Special Sauce and his smash hit, Rodeo Clowns, which goes, “Sweepin’ the floors, open up the 9th inning doors, yeah, turn on the lights, Nats got no one for tonight.”  Justin Miller might also see some looks until Sean Doolittle returns, and, for those keeping tabs — Are you a waitress? — Doolittle threw off a mound yesterday and sounds less than two weeks away.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  That’s nice, you had your chance to be the face of baseball.  Now I have Acuña and baeball!

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, and his fifth straight game with a homer, third straight game with a leadoff homer, and 7 HRs in the last five.  Tildaddy says you can have dessert!

Charlie Culberson – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 4th homer in the last eight games.  I get it, I looked at him too on waivers and couldn’t pull the trigger, but obviously he’s a hot schmotato.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  The Regression Fairies are taking it easy on Anibal because one of their friends has the same name, but I can’t imagine Anibal is an under-3.10 ERA pitcher.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Has almost 200 extra at-bats and only one more home run than Acuña.  Wow.  Or mom, if your phone you’re reading this on fell in the toilet and is floating upside down.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He missed some time earlier this year with injuries, so that’s some nice power from him in 92 games.  Maybe turning into a late bloomer for power like a Molina-type.  Though, with a name like Jerry Tomato, he wouldn’t last long at a Madea’s Molina Family Reunion.

Magneuris Sierra – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal.  Solid SAGNOF play in NL-Only leagues, if you have any FAAB left after that massive trading deadline.  I have zero dollars in multiple leagues.  Any hoo!  Sierra’s the kind of guy who could steal 10+ bags from now until the end of the year.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.86 and his 13th win.  This was an easy matchup, but, as a Happ owner in multiple leagues, I like easy matchups!  I call them layHapps.  Not aloud though.

Willy Adames – 1-for-2, and his 6th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting close to .400 in last week with three homers.  I’ve never been so excited to see Semien get explosively hot.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  When Lowrie gets hot (.343, 6 HRs in April), Jed becomes more than just how Brits pronounce a Jay.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Fiers, ironically, puts out fires for a living.

James Paxton – Left yesterday after taking a comebacker off his arm.  F-Her relieved him, or as M’s fans said, “F-Us.”  Paxton’s x-rays were negative, but he will miss one start.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4 as he was reinstated from suspension.  One PEDs dealer went on record saying, “I’m kinda glad Cano got caught.  He’d say he was coming by ‘around 5’ to pick up the PEDs and not show up until 6 or later, having me wait around.  He just never showed any hustle.”  With the return of Robinson Cano, a third of the M’s lineup has been suspended for PEDs at one time.  The restroom in Seattle’s clubhouse is labeled, “Amends.”

Brandon Belt – 1-for-1, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Sorry, I flinched because I thought you were reaching for Belt.

Yasiel Puig – Likely facing suspension after being tossed yesterday for shoving Nick Hundley.  Puig was heard yelling, “I drafted Todd Hundley thinking it was you!”  You know what’s stupid?  MLB tweets out a video of it, and MLB-sponsored accounts make fun of the fight.  I’m by no means a saint.  I think fighting is fun (assuming I’m not involved).  However, MLB promotes it, then suspends a guy for it.  Doesn’t that seem assbackwards?

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51, as he was activated from the DL.  The Dodgers reinstated Wood saying, “We’re happy to have Ross Stripling back–Sorry, that’ll be next week.”

Kenta Maeda – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Major league bullpens’ wombs are polluted.

Brian Dozier – 0-for-4, and this comes after an EKG revealed abnormalities with his cardiac rhythms, after leaving Monday’s game with dizziness.  Yikes.  First, Kenley complains of an irregular heartbeat, now this.  What is going around in the Dodgers’ clubhouse?  Are they accidentally walking in on Tommy Lasorda in the bathroom?  Are the Dodgers reenacting Redd Foxx’s iconic Fred Sanford role?  I got questions, y’all!  Though, I guess it’s less serious than it sounds since Jansen is aiming to return next week, and Dozier was able to play.  In fact, the LA Times is now reporting the Dodgers have discontinued the free ball cap giveaway to the first two fans who donate their hearts.

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fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

Granted I have not seen the play in which Urena hit Acuna, but I feel like when a pitcher hits a batter intentionally and it leads to the player missing an extended period of time that pitcher should be suspended for the duration the hitter is unable to play. This may not be applicable to this situation because I have no idea whether Acuna will miss time or not, but I just think pitchers intentionally throwing a baseball at a person is dangerous and irresponsible. Bottom line, Urena is a b!7C}{.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

@fletch f. fletch: I’ve seen it now, and it was intentional for sure.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

@fletch f. fletch: rotoworld reported it’s def intentional, albeit i have no idea why in this case. in all of sports throwing a baseball at a person’s head (i don’t know in THIS instance if that happened it didn’t say that) is the worst intentional thing that tends to ever happen regularly, outside of certain spinal/head intentional charging in football/hockey (which are far rarer than a guy’s head being thrown at in baseball). it’s literally sociopathic shit and needs to be outlawed (literally counting as assault when it’s done intentionally). once in hockey a guy back in the 90’s (t.bertuzzi) actually did get convicted for taking a guy’s head and from behind putting all his weight into pile driving it into the ice (THAT’S of course worse than throwing at a guy’s head)

it’s been floated around in hockey of doing exactly this, if you intentionally hurt a guy you’d have to stay out exactly as long as the guy you hurt is, without pay. THAT would end this shit. also fine the team for the same amount of money (or MORE, THAT’D end this shit too)

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

not really specific act… hes just so young and hes rolling these teams, having an easy time, a fun time and all the old school baseball shizz which i love/hate will always take an accounting of all that. hopefully he’s just DTD

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

gotta sense that acuna bean ball was coming…

Mike
3 years ago

I guess two V’s won’t be making a W tonight.

If you need me I’ll be in the next room screaming into a pillow.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Acuna!
Noooooooooooooooo.

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  FrankGrimes
3 years ago

@FrankGrimes: noooooooooooooooooii

NH
NH
3 years ago

Would you drop Votto? One homerun in the last 41 games.

NH
NH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Okay, I would like to add Tyler Glasnow or another SP to my roster but I don’t know who to drop. I want to drop Bauer but I am waiting for the final word on his injury.

NH
NH
3 years ago

Would you drop O. Herrera for Tyler Glasnow

NH
NH
3 years ago

Would you drop Aaron Judge? Sounds like he will be out for a while still.

The playoffs end September 23

hanklongball
hanklongball
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Wil Myers for Mondesi as a second bench bat (Scooter Gennett being the other)? I’m not sure if I should hop on the hype train…

Thanks as always for the tips!

hanklongball
hanklongball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: that’s good enough for me…

Isabella
Isabella
3 years ago

Hey Grey!!
Hope you’re doing well.

Max Muncey sitting 3 straight games ?! .
That being said. How do you rank these guys rest of season? Can you rank all of them so I know how to set waivers? Thank you!!

Muncey , profar, maikel, semien, Smoak, Alonso

Thanks!

Isabella
Isabella
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!

Where do you put willy adames and trey Mancini in there?

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Isabella
3 years ago

@Isabella: muncy this was mentioned when dozier was acquired. but DO NOT DROP in dynasties as next year dozier (and likely machado) will sign elsewhere, slotting muncy right on back in.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Keeper league, $5 Scooter Gennett or $25 Justin Turner?

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Are you starting eovaldi today after last week’s drubbing? He pitched well in his start after the twins took him to the woodshed several weeks ago if that means anything. Thanks

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Stripling going to see a back specialist. I thought LAD was making up the injury to get him ready for starting. Is he a drop now that his stats is in limbo or do I hold him? Not going on dl is and taking up a roster spot doesn’t help me. Thx

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

Are you dropping Bauer in a redraft league? Great preseason call on him, BTW.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Who is the drop out of nimmo or m franco. Both reserve players. Obp league. Thanks

iChiro
iChiro
3 years ago

Who do you think has Better ROS, FML!
Y Alonso
T Mancini

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Stupid Braun and his Ribs–“I’m in a glass cage of emotion”

iChiro
iChiro
3 years ago

I know it’s bad, but Braun went down and he’s my 1b. Who to get until cano has elig…If he gets it.
Y. Alonso
T. Mancini

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
3 years ago

Rizzo slam and double legs! Trying to make up for his lackluster season in one afternoon. Now just keep this up for 6 weeks and all will be forgiven.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Bottom of my rotation feels like Archer and Newcomb. Neither are terrible but can be at times. Should either be switched out for any of these available SP’s:

Bieber
Chacin
Eflin
Gibson

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 years ago

Pick one please. Utility bat in H2H Pts league

Dahl
Braun
Bader
Bell

jadkins
jadkins
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: haha thanks. Yea slim pickins

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
3 years ago

Taylor ward or cervelli?

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

The Carlos Rodon pick has been a real coup for me in NFBC. 1 point behind Rudy in the standings in ERA and he drafted Chris Sale. (*Still shaking fist at Quintana). As reluctant as I was to do this league again, I find myself paying more attention to it than any of my other leagues where I’m competitive. Which is dumb, because I can’t do anything to change the situation and there’s still 6 weeks left.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I hear ya, I mean, I was hardly looking at standings until a couple of weeks ago. I think maybe I just want this win so bad, and I’m right there, that I’m extra into it. And enjoying it more because of how it’s going. The other 2 money RCL’s where I’m in first, I’m just like, meh.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’m jaded. I can’t see putting in all that time and energy with no real payoff anymore. Bragging rights only matter to me in ‘Perts league at this point. You’re old school! I’m mob school.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 years ago

hi friend :) sorry I am scratching my catcher wart or scab or tendril or something else rather disgusting I been ok with Grandal so far but he’s boring me and Ramos is on the WW worth the swap? Ops league

thx!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Dennis Haskins doing karaoke, that does sound like a sad sight. Unless he was doing “We Are The World” with a group of Japanese businessman. That sounds joyous and uplifting.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Drop Cron for mondesi? Cron is playing like half of the time now

Joel
Joel
3 years ago

Strat Eovaldi @Phi?

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Joel
3 years ago

@Joel: start

Rafael
Rafael
3 years ago

Ward, Jansen or Ramos? Will you please rest your case? cause Ramos is the most establish player but he will be rest for potential playoffs. Jansen will be rest as well but is younger and
Ward will play everyday and offers a power speed combo.

norm ginsberg
norm ginsberg
3 years ago

For Saves ROS – Hicks; Leclerc, Yates?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I meant to ask “who to drop” — Hicks or Yates?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

I will not be drafting Berrios next year. That is all.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I dunno. When you factor in you’ll still have to sit him against the Red Sox, Indians, Cubs, Yanks, etc., plus the inexplicable occasional blow ups against teams he should beat like the Rays and Reds, plus the fact that his team’s offense has gone down… and he’s not a no-brainer top 20 pitcher to me. He’ll show flashes of brilliance against the White Sox and Tigers of the world, but I don’t see how his game makes major strides over the offseason if he isn’t already finishing the season strong. You’re probably right, but I like him way more for 2020 than I do for 2019. I’m far from a roto expert, but the last month he’s been very WHIPpy. Mechanics? Fatigue? Could it be a simple fix?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, the league’s a killer. You’re probably right about the fatigue. And I’m sure I’m also overstating the negative since I just got burnt. Hopefully he gets a couple more wins to finish the year. I have a feeling he’d really benefit from having better pitchers around him too. Hope the Twins pony up some dough and get an ace somewhere this offseason. Then Berrios wouldn’t have to learn at the feet of Odorizzi.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Haha! Dem eggs ain’t just Odorizzi, they’re rotten!

A) Speaking of fatigue, think Gleyber’s hit the rookie wall. Hitting .145 the last 30 days. Worth holding another week to see if he turns it around?

B) Okay to drop Touki in redraft? Even if he returns he’s near an innings cap anyway, right?

C) As always, there’s no C.

D) Thanks!

troosh687
troosh687
3 years ago

What up G,

In a 12 team OPS H2H, first round of playoffs, two week match-ups, do you like Trumbo over Puig ROS? I feel like I could end up with FOMO dropping Puig, even if he hits 7th every night…

Thanks man!

troosh687
troosh687
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Would you take Sano over Trumbo? My current OF – Acuna, Yelich, Calhoun, Mallex, Puig.

Thanks!

Rafael
Rafael
3 years ago

Jansen or Ward?

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Where do you rank Marquez in this list for a standard roto using QS instead of W (redraft league)?

1. Marquez
2. Wheeler
3. Ryu
4. Pivetta

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
3 years ago

“The restroom in Seattle’s clubhouse is labeled, “Amends.” LOL! Good article!!

ERad
ERad
3 years ago

You still thinking Bauer is a top 20 SP next year?

Jr
Jr
3 years ago

In a dynasty league where 95% of the top 60 pitchers are kept, is Lester droppable? He’s been hot garbage lately and I don’t see me using him anytime soon, but he’s under a tag for next year so I can keep him basically for free. If I drop him I’m still on the hook for his contract, but no additional penalty…

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

Morning, Grey! Another great post!

My stream of Quintana yesterday went as well as could be expected. I tried using reverse logic (and the SON) on him, but alas, Quintana gonna Quint.

Starting Berrios today in spite of the SON, because he’s the closest I’ve got to an ace and what the hell am I doing with him if I’m not starting him at home vs the Pirates. Please cross your fingers for me!

Wondering if I can drop Osuna now? Or if you see him working his way up over Rondon? I’m pretty locked in to where I am saves-wise, but would love it if Osuna got in a groove and helped my ratios. Although now that I say that, it doesn’t sound like a big payoff either way. Would stream/batty call his spot.

Thanks a lot!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I like Jo Ram as much as Tigra and Bunny like the boom.

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

@Grey: I thought this was nearer to a “HA” comment, but I’ll take it.

BCS is starting slowly, which is disappointing because it’s only a ten episode season. Your thoughts?

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

@Grey: Def on Breaking Bad, but not many, if any, are going to approach that show. Jimmy’s change was kind of clunky.

My concern is that they’re going to end up cramming a bunch of plot developments into a short period of time that don’t mesh with the rhythm of the season.

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

@Grey: I hear ya on the characters. Who knew professor Laskey from Saved by the Bell the College years had such chops?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: i saw him (belding) at OG in vegas like 10 years ago. guy was acting like he was pac man jones….

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

Add Belt, drop Desmond?

Thanks

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

More punctuation comedy, and still two-spacing. Alas.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

You just did!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I’ve tried to help you; it’s hopeless.

Also, punctuation is funny as fuck. Can I start writing the Razzball Orthographical Humor column? No? Maybe if it runs on the slowest day of the year for page hits? Super Bowl? Christmas Day? Whenever it is.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
3 years ago

bored, sup

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: watched Ep4. It’s good, I like the characters and the mystery. I just don’t understand her. Dora. Why she was acting the way she was at the beginning if she just couldn’t remember what happened those two months. Maybe she will keep changing her story and is always hiding something. Have you finished? Is it good? I’m just not terribly bitten by it. I wanna like it. I like the detective BDSM guy plenty. I will finish it if you tell me to. I bailed on Goliath S2 cuz it was retarded.

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

Best 3 ROS

Mancini
Villar
Trumbo
Bauers
Adames
Mondesi

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: my top steal guys at the moment are Benintendi and Odor. Everyone else has under 10 steals. Would you take Mondesi or Adames over Mancini? I already own Trumbo and would prefer not to own multiple Orioles

Tony C
Tony C
3 years ago

Top 2: Mondesi, Gennett or Braun?

Jeffe
Jeffe
3 years ago

Great work, Grey! Always a pleasure to read. Durnto C-Mart move the bullpen, do you prefer Buchholz, Freeland or Wheeler? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, would u stream today
Bieber at Cincy and
Erlin at home vs LAA?
SON likes the starts

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Rizzo or Soto, ROS?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: in a redraft, Rizzo for rbi, Soto for runs imo

I am very interested in the context of this comment tho

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Slappy Jack
3 years ago

@Slappy Jack: It’s complicated. I just lost Bauer

14 team league, H2H, OPS instead of average and K’s are a contra offense cat.

A guy who is out of playoffs I have mutual interest with. I need a healthy arm and he wants my Soto. I have a bye this matchup and just need to win 1 matchup to get to finals. Losing Bauer was a big blow to my chances as I really only have corbin and Tanaka behind him. I think I might trade Soto and Bauer for Syndergaard and Rizzo.

This will be the first year of doing keepers and we pick 3 each year and assign one guy for 3 years, one for 2 years, and the last for 1 year. I have Mike Trout who will be kept at 3 years so at best Soto was going to be a 2 year keeper and Bauer probably 1 yr. but I want to win this year and I at least still have Trout. Not interested in keeping Syndergaard for next year, don’t think he stays healthy, and Rizzo is fine. I also have springer, bellinger, Rosario who I can keep so keepers I should be fine on but that’s second fiddle to winning this year.

I think Soto is extra valuable in this league format too because of his elite plate discipline. Walking gives him a great OPS floor, and doesn’t K a bunch so he’s in high demand.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Who is the drop in a 12 team keeper? Ian Happ,Wacha, Alex Reyes or Corey Seager? I need to find a place to stash Bauer. All drop possibilities are at $10. Bauer is at $16 but a great keeper in this league with $300 cap and only 8 keepers. Thanks.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Please rank RP’s in a H2H points league:

Wade Davis
Boxberger
Bud Norris
P. Strop

Thanks!

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Adames or Mondesi, is it close?

thank you

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Adames or Mondesi

thank you

M
M
3 years ago

Drop A Diaz for Beckham? Tim not Gordon haha…
Thanks!

Dante
Dante
3 years ago

Got offered Eduardo Escobar for my Carmart. I’d be dropping Andrus. Sounds good to me. What you think?

Dante
Dante
Reply to  Dante
3 years ago

@Dante:

Or is Dozier the better drop… considering his ROS keeps looking bleaker…

thanks

Dante
Dante
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

A) Is the deal good?

B) drop Andrus, or Brian Dozier?

thanks

Dante
Dante
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

cheers!

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Dante
3 years ago

@Dante: For Carlos Martinez? Run to accept that deal. Carmart is waiver fodder now. Getting anything in return for him is worthwhile.

EG
EG
3 years ago

Looking to pick up two spot hitters for tomorrow, among options: Cron, Bour, Teoscar, Santana, Conforto, Nick Williams, Kole Calhoun, Nimmo

Need HR/RBI, and am leaning toward PHI/NYM hitters given double header tomorrow. Thanks…

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
3 years ago

Do I drop ward to bring Ramos back now? Or wait a day or two until hes back in the groove?

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
Reply to  Jays for Days
3 years ago

@Jays for Days: Or hold both and drop Addison Reed?

-I have Giles, Strop, Davis, and Smith as other relief pitchers

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: okay, I need to pick up a bench bat since I don’t have one and dropping Reed. Galvis, Nimmo, Adames, or hold onto Ward?

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Jays for Days: @Grey: Or modesi

Vash
Vash
3 years ago

I’m in keeper league and 2 managers did a trade which feels like collusion.

José Ramírez, Andrew Benintendi, Dylan Bundy and Walker Buehler LAD for Vlad Guerrero, David Dahl and Clayton Kershaw.

What do you think?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
Reply to  Vash
3 years ago

@Vash: Dear God – is this a money league??? Can I get an invite?

batflix
batflix
Reply to  Vash
3 years ago

@Vash: the team getting joram benni and buehler is winning

without knowing more about the league settings

in a year or two this could look fair tho

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
3 years ago

How would you rank these guys ROS as utility options?

Braun, Cano, Puig, Jo-Ma.

Thanks!

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

I’ve been waiting for Fiers to implode at some point, but QS after QS after QS it hasn’t happened.

For a standard roto league using QS instead of W in what order of preference do you like these guys?

Fiers
Pivetta
Musgrove

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
3 years ago

Adding one more

Fiers
Pivetta
Musgrove
Rodon (great stats, horrible peripherals though)

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
3 years ago

And when I say “over” I mean drop G. Polanco or Puig

Lubes
Lubes
3 years ago

Thanks so much for all the Bauer hype this year, has been really fantastic to have him even if the (regular) season is done for him.

Have to now manage my DLs, so-

In a 10 team, 5 keeper snake draft – Who are the keepers out of this list-

– Machado
– Hoskins
– Benintendi
– Acuna
– Rizzo
– Bauer
– Carrasco

Follow up question- assuming I keep the 5 hitters, will Bauer or Carrasco be consensus top-50 guys? IE- will I be able to flip either of them to guys who need better keepers (for draft picks).

FInally- in a 10 team, 5 keeper auction (with inflation), what the yay/nays of these guys as keepers at next year’s prices-
– Bauer $18
– Corey Seager $19
– Stanton $36
– Goldschmidt $42

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

12 moves left. Drop Quintana for Lynn?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

@Justin Ralph: Or Glasnow?

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
3 years ago

In an Ave & OBP (dont ask) league where I am golden for steals would you pick up

Sano, Chapman over someone like polanco even puig?

I also have McNeil who I grabbed per Hittertron, but will drop at the end of this week I think.

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
Reply to  Jammer McSlam
3 years ago

@Jammer McSlam: @Jammer McSlam:

And when I say “over” I mean drop G. Polanco or Puig

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Traded Hosmer to get Goldschmidt back when he was BronzeSchmidt…….not too shabby

Starz
Starz
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: Very nice. I traded Paxton, fresh off his no-hitter for Goldy back in May. Worked out well.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Starz
3 years ago

@Starz:

Nice Job ! I wish i did too i still have Paxton I tried but couldnt unload him

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Luzinski has Bulls BBQ at Citiizens Bank great pork sandwiches and ribs.

One time my wife and young kids who were at the game. Luzinski’s hang out there a lot. We had the old 70’s blue hats they were giving out my wife said why don’t you go get the “Greg Loughanis” guy you like to sign your hats. While he was signing I told him that story and he said “Well Loughanis a diver”…put his arm around the young phillies girl next to him and said “I like to dive too .. don’t I hun? “

B Rain
B Rain
3 years ago

Great stuff as usual.

Danny Jansen or ROCCO!?…sorry for yelling. Waiting on Dirty Sanchez’ return…

Thanks for your thoughts…

Starz
Starz
3 years ago

Avisail Garcia, O’Neill, Palka, or Nimmo in next two weeks? I want RBIs or power. Or better suited just taking a flier on Eloy or Vlad as a lotto ticket for September?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Starz
3 years ago

@Starz: King of the North will fulfill your hopes and dreams

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

Please rank Trumbo, Gallo, Calhoun, and O’Neill ROS. Thanks.

SheaSeraSera
SheaSeraSera
3 years ago

Mondaseai or Peraza? 12 team redraft with extra OPS catagory

SheaSeraSera
SheaSeraSera
Reply to  SheaSeraSera
3 years ago

@SheaSeraSera: And a quick follow up Zobrist or Culberson ROS?

Terrible Timmy
Terrible Timmy
3 years ago

Boring catcher question:

ROS: Taylor Ward, Danny Jansen, Zunino, or Lucroy?

Do you know if Marcus Semien is any relation to Johnny Dickshot, who was an OF in the 1930s and 40s?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Terrible Timmy
3 years ago

@Terrible Timmy: Jonathan Lucroy? B*tch please. Give me Dickshot.

Ted Williams' Frozen Head
Ted Williams' Frozen Head
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: Really enjoying the stream of B*tch please’s on the thread today Cram It!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Ted Williams' Frozen Head
3 years ago

@Ted Williams’ Frozen Head: Ha, good! I’m in a “B*tch please” state of mind. Was hoping there were more questions I could apply it too.

Christopher Coriell
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: Cram it is the only guy that finds his humor funny. That guys an idiot! You gotta get rid of him, Grey!

The tribe
The tribe
Reply to  Christopher Coriell
3 years ago

@Christopher Coriell: you are approaching the nexus of intelligence, beware beware!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Christopher Coriell
3 years ago

@Christopher Coriell: 1st place in 2 RCL’s, NFBC and a $ Yahoo points league. 142 IQ, Summa Cum Laude in English at Dowling College, and a Scott van Pelt once read my email on air. Take or leave my humor but I will straight murder you.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: I feel like one of these things is a lie.
I’m going to guess it was only Magna Cum

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Christopher Coriell
3 years ago

@Christopher Coriell: I’m not REALLY going to murder you. Don’t go all millennial, screen-grabbing and running to the police on me.