*spraypaints Foltynewicz incorrectly on the bumper of my car*  “Okay, Cougs, now back this car up over my head.  Why are you arguing with me?  I see the way you look at me when I burp in public, just back the damn car up over my head!  I’m looking for a visual metaphor here!”  So, how was your Monday?  Mine was just terrific!  Not as terrific as Ryan Borucki, apizzarently.  On my tombstone it’s going to read, “He died from a miserable September in his fantasy leagues, of course.  Dur.”  I mean, Jesus Aguilar Christmas Effin’ Christ, what in the holy name!  Okay, okay, OKAY!  Back to Borucki.  Yesterday, he went 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86, which is a helluva lot better than Faultywhichwhich!  Borucki’s K-rate (6.1), his walk rate (2.8) and his 4.57 xFIP leave piles and piles to be desired.  However (throw out everything Grey just said!), the Stream-o-Nator does like his next start a teensiest bit, and I could see streaming him.  “Now back up the car!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Danny Jansen – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .254.  Isn’t this the youngest son in Growing Pains?  Hey, Danny Jansen, just tell everyone you’re a catcher already!  Or not.  Seriously, this is a life choice only the person can make.  My life choice is to not own him.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Hey, Borucki adai a-nay-who!  Mazel, mazel.  I got a batty call right this year!  I will hold Pillar too, because he has two homers in three games, and could be a hot schmotato.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.31, and could be shut down.  This start was a bit of a comedown from his 2nd half ERA (1.32, only behind Trevor Williams for best ERA in 2nd half), but if I may guess at shizz, Wheeler only gave up six baserunners, so he was a tad unlucky.  Tad Unlucky is also the worst porn actor name.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Nice job of ruining your 2019 fantasy draft value!

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .335.  Maybe it’s because I played 2nd base when I was younger, but I love me some middle infielders, and McNeil is really impressing me.  By the way, I played 2nd base until about 4th grade, so I really don’t think it’s the reason, but I kinda do.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.77.  Arrieta has made the NL East look like the AL East, and, if he were in the AL East, he’d have a 5+ ERA.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06 on the Rays.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start of Glasnow’s, but absolutely loves his next one, and I don’t think it’s because it thinks Glasnow is a Scottish feminist organization.

Ji-Man Choi – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 4th homer in nine games, and likely the 4th time I’ve told you to pick him up.  Of course, it’s your Choi-ce.

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 0 ER and another save, as he’s now pitched in four straight games after abruptly being detained by border agents for a month.  Seriously, where was he?!

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.90.  “You need to hit the gas!”  *Cougs flies forward and crashes into our other car*  “You have to put in reverse first!  Why do you mock me!?”  So, this was a lousy time for the Regression Fairies to show up.  Like, maybe for his start earlier this year in Fenway when I benched him.  Maybe the regression could’ve waited until the regular season playoffs, and, sigh, you defecated on my fantasy team.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .304.  The rest of the major leagues –> like it’s 1927 Yankees on steroids.  Freeman –> whistling along like he’s Andy Griffith.  Hit more homers, my doode!

Paul DeJong – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Here’s a sleeper of mine that didn’t work out perfectly, but, if he didn’t miss forty games, he might be close to where I thought he would be.  Way to make it sound like I was right!

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a DeJong/Wong have gone deep since Nick the Dick from Bachelor Party.

Framber Valdez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.20 vs. Wade LeBlanc – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  I was telling a lot of people to start Framber yesterday, just as I did myself, due to the Stream-o-Nator, and I’m holding him because that crazy robot likes his next start too.  I have no faith in LeBlanc, since range is so limited, but he’s pitched well, so I’d hop on him too like a Joey.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-1, 4 RBIs with his 4th homer, and his 2nd straight game with a homer, but this one was a pinch-hit homer.  Yo, M’s, you got a bowling ball with feet, you gotta play that!

Kyle Hendricks – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  Hendricks going on a historic run in the playoffs for the Cubs would be such a new Cubs-type situation and The Ghost of Harry Caray thinks I’ve had too much to drink and he’s never thought that before.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .294.  Putting up an MVP year and you know every bone in Maddon’s body wants to put Zobrist ahead of him in the lineup.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Wow!  Only one more to catch Daniel Descalso!

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.06 vs. Brad Keller – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.17.  This matchup was called, “You wanna start your H2H playoff matchup right with some two-start starters?  I bet you do, suckas!”

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .277.  And only one less homer than Kris Bryant.  “I don’t care how much it costs to remove spraypaint from cars, I’m tagging the bumper with Kris Bryant’s name next and you’re gonna run back over me!”  So, yeah, I’d grab O’Hearn, just as we drew it up back in March.

Christian Yelich – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 31st homer, and hit for yet another cycle.  He’s only the third player to have two cycles in the same season.  The other two were Aaron Hill and Babe Herman, and Christian is with a Babe in a video he did where his head is between two small hills.  Do you see how crazy baseball is?!  Yelich went from easy top 25 guy about a month ago to “I’m not sure I can get him out of my top 12.”

Domingo Santana – 1-for-1 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and both homers were pinch-hit homers, and Sunday Santana would be a top 25 outfielder if he were on a team that played him every day.  Counsell has cost Domingo about $35 million.

Joc Pederson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .251.  He has more homers than Freeman in roughly two hundred less at-bats.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  Never stays healthy, but is still always underrated.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer.  Good thing they got that backup infielder, Brian Dozier, just in case Muncy needs extra sunflower seeds or something.

Jon Gray – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.07.  Member when he seemed fixed coming back from the minors?  Yeah, I’m never owning him again.  You can enjoy him next year with his Ks!  He’s like Chris Archer in Coors.

Andrew Suarez – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  For those that streamed him in a weekly league, due to the Stream-o-Nator, one start down, one tougher start to go.  If you can bail, better call Saul.

Aaron Judge – Took at-bats in a simulated game, and Aroldis Chapman threw in a simulated game.  Neither had any issues.  Just to be clear, they were two separate simulated games.  eSports is really taking off!

Michael Fulmer – Has meniscus damage in his knee.  He will now see Dr. James Andrews who will replace his knee with an elbow and Fulmer will be kicking 95 MPH fastballs in no time.

Jordan Zimmermann – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.41.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Jay-Z went into an elevator with Solanges Knowles and the pitcher, J.Z., has never been the same.  They’re one in the same!

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Eddie Rosario – Hit his 24th homer, then hurt his quad injury and ALL OUR TOYS ARE BROKEN!  *kneels in front of Fathead of Giancarlo*  If you can hear me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, please let Rosario finish the season.  Or at least this week for weekly leagues.  Look, I’m even giving you multiple choices.  That’s nice of me, now you be nice to me.

Adam Conley – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.37, and his 3rd save, and 2nd time in two games he’s entered the ninth with a lead (on Sunday it wasn’t a save situation, though he made it one).  Mattingly said yesterday that rosters shouldn’t expand in September, because there’s too many players on a team.  Obviously, he’s forgotten who his closer is.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .304.  At this point, all I’m rooting for with Rendon is he comes close to my preseason projections.  *sees I projected him for 31 homers*  Okay, might be asking too much.

Victor Robles – 2-for-4 and his 1st career homer, hitting .208.  Since this game was in Miami, he was able to get his home run ball returned to him.  He just had to wait until the fan who was sitting behind home plate, ran around the park and got it for him.

   
  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Back in first with 92 in my RCL – thanks to Glasnow and Ryu, no thanks to Musgrove. Second place has 91, so no time now to reminisce. We’ll do that in the off-season.

    b. Musgrove now reminds me of his old nickname when he was with the Lastros. ‘Member when he was hot when he came up and then hit a wall and then everyone said: ‘Hey, Joe! You must go!’? No? Ah, you’re no fun.

    c. Had a myriad of questions but to make it a little less complicated, please start a 1B, a CI and a UT from this bag of dildos.

    1. Freeman at home versus STL (Gomber, LHP)
    2. Cron @TEX (Gallardo, 6.67 ERA)
    3. Voit at home versus BOS (Eovaldi, RHP)
    4. O’Hearn @ PIT (Taillon, RHP)
    5. Tim Anderson @CLE (Kluber, RHP)
    6. Olson at home versus LAA (Skaggs, LHP, fresh of the DL)
    7. Cave @DET (Norris, LHP)
    8. Nimmo @PHI (Nola, RHP)

    I am leaning to start 1, 2, 3 above

    d. Start 5 in the OF.

    1. Acuna at home versus STL (not really a question, just throwing his name out there)
    2. Harper @MIA (Alcantara)
    3. Inciarte at home versus STL (Gomber, LHP, he might sit)
    4. Lowe at Texas (Gallardo, RHP, am stacking lefties against YoGa and his 6.67 ERA)
    5. McNeil @PHI (Nola, RHP)
    6. Cave @DET (Norris, LHP)
    7. Nimmo @PHI (Nola, RHP)

    I’m leaning 1-5 above. Can’t say I am not concerned about Harper and McNeil’s success is not guaranteed versus Nola just because McNeil’s a lefty batter. Will see who is in the lineup as well.

    e. Mark Twain quote of the day for September 18

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Damn, it’s tight! B. Haha C. Ha! Freeman, O’Hearn, Voit D. Yeah, 1-5 E. HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Signed up, we’re co-workers now!

  2. Ciwa says:
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    I need two starts for my H2H league final. Wich are the best two between them?

    Wainwright vsSF
    Stratton @SD
    Gant vsSF
    Keller @DET
    Miley @PIT
    Minor vsSEA
    Chacin @PIT

    Thanks for all, Grey. You were fantastic this year, as usual

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ciwa: Minor, Stratton, thanks!

  3. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rosario is 99% out for the year after aggravating his quad injury – I debated dropping him for Conforto last night but held off cause I trusted Rosario up to this point. My opponent picked up Conforto prior to tonight’s game so he benefited greatly.

    The Mets do face some tough pitching from the Phillies and Nats this week so hopefully it won’t sting. Anyway, do I go Olson, Franmil, Schebler as a Rosario replacement? I could also try to catch lightning in a bottle with AJ Pollock – I really need Betts to be OK now or else that’ll be my top 2 OFs for the year gone for the playoffs

  4. Mr. A Knife says:
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    news i’m seeing is that it’s mild or worse reactivation of the same injury rosario had before, so he’s out whole year now. also i’m going to LOVE LOVE LOVE how cheap bryant will be next year, assuming he actually gets his shoulder fixed. his stats are VERY good (OPS anyway) considering he’s played probably the entire season with a bum shoulder. people will look at his stat line (and maybe remember his RBI’s last year without knowing RBI’s are a luck stat) and he’ll fall like hopefully at least 25-30 spots.

    rosario replacement spot.
    1. 20 team h2h redraft. slugging, total bases, hits OPS added
    C hedges (just keeps hitting now that his playing time could be cut)
    1B rhysus (OF)
    2B jedong (SS)
    SS anderson
    3B box wine (another DTD guy, 1B/OF)
    OF (3) stanton, pollock, frazier (PIT, 2B, more DTD guys)
    util munoz (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    BN rosario
    replacements (i might end up needing more than 1 of these, for sure 1 for now): mullins, grossman (everybody else doesn’t play everyday)

    holy crap check this out (early in year a.hanson did similar). sunday santana has been getting exactly 1 pinch hit at bat per day, and in 4/5th of last days has a double or HR in that one at bat.

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: any guesses as to bryant’s ADP next year? nearly certain i’d take him min 20 slots higher. i haven’t owned him anywhere since his rookie year in one year 1 dynasty league draft (since left that league for completely other reasons, comish stuff)

      • bigbear says:
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        @Mr. A Knife: I’m sketched on Bryant. Feels like Longo all over again. Probably overvalued across the board on draft night and little to back it except marginal stats and hype. I’d guess an ADP around 20th. In a keeper league, next year might be the year to buy low and hope. But in redrafts I’m passing.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mr. A Knife: Kinda sketched on Bryant too… I’d guess around 40-50 overall

        • Mr. A Knife says:
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          @Grey: yeah 40-50 isn’t “overvalued” at all, if he’s healthy by next year. dude’s had an injured shoulder all year and has an .859 OPS. that’s nutzo. not sure which time period longo he means above, longo used to be quite useful for years.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bryant is young enough too… Be nice if he finished strong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: Ugh — I know on Domingo, crazy… I’d go Mullins

  5. Wally Pipp says:
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    God damn joe musgrove is so talented why cant he just get good results ugh! Hes going to be a top 20 starter next year.

  6. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    C. Yelich says “Hi, cycle!” again! And shouldn’t that be “… every bone in Maddon’s HEAD …”?? Great work, as usual, Gray!

  7. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    2. OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. redraft also.
    have this:
    C: hedges
    1B rizzo (2B)
    2B odor
    SS machado
    3B chapman
    OF (3): schebler, puig, yelich
    util (2) whit (1B/2B/OF), bock choi
    BN rosario, munoz (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    options: (4 moves left in week too, so it’s possible i’m better off waiting for somebody to have an off day while using these for streamers, opp has tons of SP and no closers, i have 5 closers): a.gordon (crazy as shit that this guy decides to steal now, after years of being just horrible with almost none), lowe, bruce, o’hearn, joc (but 3 out of next 3 are lefties).
    streamers i will be wanting to pick up over next few days:
    stratton @ SD (4.5)
    chen vs CIN (9.2)
    kennedy @ DET (8.2)
    maybe borucki vs TB late in week (4.6)
    so i could stream all them if i add no 2nd BN.

  8. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This week would you rather start Borucki vs. TB or Giants vs. SF? (H2H with QS)

    Thanks!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: just realized my autocorrect mucked things up…. was supposed to be:

      This week would you rather start Borucki vs. TB or Gant vs. SF? (H2H with QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Borucki

  9. what can do says:
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    Herrro,
    Borucki sounds polish. You didn’t make fun of him. You dissapoint me here and there sad face dot dot dot
    Anyway, who is a game changer for playoffs. Pitcher and Batter rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @what can do: Ha, sorry to disappoint… What can do? I’d go with hot hands for hitters and pitchers with good matchups, preferably on teams in the hunt still

  10. Anodyne says:
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    In keeper leagues would you rather own Tyler Austin or Ji-Man Choi?

  11. Fish says:
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    Rendon missed about 3 weeks in April (which was also lengthened by stupid management by the Nats) and another week for the birth of his kid in August (rather than the normal 3 days, which I likely indicates there were complications). He may fall short of season-total projections, but pro-rate what he did and he may have exceeded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: I love a good prorating!

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        I like blaming Nationals incompetence!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  12. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Yelich hit for the cycle ( or would that be -bi-cycle?) again..i was wondering what your headline would be today

  13. Joel says:
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    Rendon would have easily met those projects if not for that month plus long toe injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Thank you for your support!

  14. Jt says:
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    C hedges
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moose
    Ss Rosario
    If Lowe
    Of Cain,benetendi,haniger, Ozuna
    Util Bryant, Mejia
    Bench Dahl on road, Tim Anderson

    Nola vs Mets and @atl, joe Ross vs Mets, Gonsalves @Tigers, Boyd vs royals, sale @Cleveland, Jon gray @arizona, Sheffield hoping for a lot least 4 innings of solid pitching, Osuna, Jeffress, seranthony, knebel, c-mart

    He has Thor, carrasco, Bumgarner, sherzer,Cole, Romo, Strickland, Giles, wade Davis, Iglesias, Jansen, bench hader

    On waivers Archer vs royals
    Yonny chirinos @toronto
    Wainwright vs giants
    Mancini vs Toronto and Yankees
    Aledmys Diaz vs Baltimore and rays
    Joc pederaon vs Colorado and San Diego
    Robles vs Mets

    Add any of these guys the only hitting cats he can get me in are steals and triples for the head 2head I’ll beat him everywhere else so do I still add a joc or save it for pitching streaming as I’m overmatched but sat gray yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jt: Save for pitching stream

  15. Joey says:
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    Is Jose Abreu worth starting in Championship week? 0 for his last 20. Why did they even bother bringing him back from injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: I’d lose him

  16. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Jansen owner here – maybe this is a sad commentary on the state of the catcher position, but I like that he doesn’t play everyday and kill my ratios. Had been riding the carousel earlier in the season with the usual suspects and at one point started to seriously think about going without a catcher rather than start Yan Gomes again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: I’ve been starting Gomes for a month or so, he’s been aight (not great)

  17. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Best start this weekend

    Minor vs Sea
    Musgrove vs Mil
    Miley @Pit

  18. sportivetricks says:
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    Hello, Sir,

    Another day, another lovely post. Thank you.

    I thought I’d stop by so we could compare our 3rd-degree burn scars from Musgrove and Folty. Nice. But I also want to ask about the very slim pickings I have for streaming this week.

    SoN likes Josh James hosting SEA tonight ($11.3), but how many innings is doode gonna pitch?

    Tomorrow, I could maybe go with ERlin hosting SF ($14.1)?

    Whadya think?

  19. papasmurf says:
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    Master Grey, do you view Eddie Rosario as a top 100 next year? Looked like a breakout star through June, but has been absolute garbage for 3 months. Probably got hurt at some point in late June or early July. Maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, he battled injuries, I still like him, easy top 100

  20. steve stevenson says:
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    SON likes James v SEA, though he’s gonna have a hard time getting through 5 IP. It’s not as big on C. Anderson v CIN (who’re having a bullpen game) or Odorizzi @ DET. Which 2 would you take?

    • Starz says:
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      @steve stevenson: How does SON compare Sandy Alcantara and James tonight? Asking for a friend…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Starz: It does not like Sandy

  21. The Shoe says:
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    Yo Grey, *Sigh* Really hope my backing out on Ryu plus starting Musgrove doesn’t cost me the chip. Even though your fantasy playoffs haven’t been going so well, I’ve been pondering recently about how many chips you’re winning vicariously through the razzball community. Have you ever thought about it that way? It probably doesn’t really soothe the frustration, haha, but in any case, once again, thanks for your outstanding work and help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Shoe: It eases the pain a little if others win…

  22. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Gotta use one of my moves in the championship on a bat since Story looks possibly toast rest of the week with some sweet elbow soreness. Mondesi was my extra bat fortunately so he slides right into SS. Who do you like out of these clowns for rest of the week?

    Kiermaier (2 @TEX, 4 @TOR)
    Choi (2 @TEX, 4 @TOR)
    Bruce (2 @PHI, 4 @WSH)
    McNeil (2 @PHI, 4 @WSH)
    Schebler (2 @MIL, 4 @MIA)
    O’Hearn (2 @PIT, 4 @DET)

    No specific need at the moment, started with a little boost in each cat after last night. Thanks Grey!

  23. knucks says:
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    I’m thinkin you are already familiar with the Wondery podcasts with Lindsay Graham (not the Senator)? Pretty sure you may have even recommended him to me for his Business Wars pod. He has a new one out called American Scandal that is pretty solid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Nice… You should check out Dr. Death

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Just came across that the other day, but haven’t started it yet. Will add it to the list!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s great (and infuriating)

  24. Thomas Jackson says:
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    Yelich is also the only player ever to hit for the cycle twice in one year…and against the same team (CIN).

    • Starz says:
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      @Thomas Jackson: Yeah I was thrilled to have Conforto’s 6 RBIs and HR for my team last night…only to see my opponent have Yelich’s cycle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas Jackson: Others have hit for the cycle in same year as I wrote in the post

  25. jose says:
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    Enjoyed the write up today, like every day! I think there really is something to liking players who play the same position you did, for however brief a time period it was…

    If SON has a pitcher at 5.4 IP, 4.8 H, 2.4 ER, 5.8 K, 1.8 BB, and 0.8 HR, but only a .25 for a W are you starting that pitcher with only about 80 IP left? Think about it and then read who they’re pitching against next…….. Playing the Phillies. Starting pitching is getting thin in our league as guys have picked up streamers and checked out in the last couple of weeks. I’m in first in our league, but trying to make a push for a strong finish in the master standings.

    I’m on the fence. Push me over or pull me back!

    • bigbear says:
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      @jose: I’d start him. I think the Phillies have checked out too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Yeah, could be on liking 2nd basemen… I’d start him, 80 IP is a decent amount left…

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, once I did the math on the 80 IP and only carrying 3 relievers at this point, I was more inclined to go for it. Trying to squeeze out all the points I can. In a dead heat for Ks and Ws. Trying to pick my last 10 or so starts wisely.

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Starz says:
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    Start Josh James tonight against SEA or Sandy Alcantara against WASH?
    I’d have to add either of them but considering it. Or would adding Ty Buttery be a better play for the whole week?

    Is Seranthony worth dropping for any of these three?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Starz: Drop Seranthony for Buttery. Not sure I like either of the starters though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Agree with bigbear… I would not start James or Sandy

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. bigbear says:
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    Haha, agreed on Yelich. I really want to rank outside the top 25. You know, so old school boos like Bryant can be a top 25 guy. But Yelich is beasting and feasting. Really tough to slot him any worse than 15.

    Dropped Rosario for Mondesi… Here’s to SAGNOF in the championship.

    If we could form a Shinto prayer/meditation circle for Ohtani I’d appreciate it though. I could use some OBP and HR.

    I’m with Scobby, “Ri ruv Ryu.”

    Championship streaming – Eflin vs Mets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: HA! Nice on Scooby… Don’t trust Eflin

  28. James Bolger says:
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    Would you start Matz tonight vs PHI? SON has it at $1.5.

  29. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Osuna and Steckenrider as closers. Only have 4 moves left this week.

    I’m having a hard time deciding if I should save all 4 of those moves for Streaming pitchers, or use one of the moves on Ty Buttery.

    My opponent only has 1 closer, and we both have about the same amount of pitcher starts this week. I think my opponent is going to use all 5 of his moves on streaming pitchers.

    1) Use a move on Ty Buttery?
    2) Is Steckenrider still a possibility for saves in Miami or is it Conley now?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Steckenrider should still see a save or two

  30. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! I didn’t think it possible, but my love for Anime Grey has actually gone up a notch with the appearance of Man-Bun Anime Grey.

    As a Trevor Story owner half today will be spent praying in church and the other half praying in a pentagram–just to cover all my bases. It’s looking like an elbow injury, though, which you gotta think will probably shut him down at least for the rest of the season, no? Looks like I might get Judge back just in time for Trevor to check out. Now there’s talk about the Mess shutting down Wheeler, one of my few reliable guys. Why can’t we have nice things?

    I’m starting both Lucchesi and Holland vs each other today, hoping for low ratios and for one of them to get the win. Solid plan? Or sit one of them (Holland)?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Haha, thanks! I know on Story… Hopefully he tweaked something and it’s better quickly… Doesn’t sound great tho… I’d start both

  31. Will says:
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    I sometimes think baseball executives must be low IQ idiots. In the case of Domingo Santana, it was beyond obvious back when they acquired Yellich and Cain that Santana would be no more than a 4th outfielder. So, Milwaukee GM, how might you best monetize a guy who hit 30 HR, drove in 85 and stole 15 bases in 2017 that you no longer have room for? Not play him and then demote him to the minors, that’s it! They could have gotten at least some value for Santana in a trade, but no, let’s kill all of his value by sending him down. Morons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally! They could’ve easily had JA Happ

  32. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    Hi Grey, please rank for today in OPS league, the standard counting stats are important too :

    Marte v. Skoglund (KC)
    Stanton v. Eovaldi (BOS)
    Encarnacion v. Rodon (CWS)
    Conforto @ Nola (Phil) [bad numbers against Nola but I feel like I can’t bench him right now]

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Marte, Conforto

  33. Jt says:
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    Sitting Tim Anderson today vs Kluber or no?

    Need steals for h2h or start someone with better matchup

    Start shoemaker @oakland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Anderson if I needed SBs — I’d start Shoemaker

  34. Dante says:
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    with Chapman coming back, I need to drop a batter.

    Lose Franmil or Voit?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  35. Danny Almonte says:
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    Do we like F.Pena @ Oakland tomorrow?
    My league counts wins and losses

    Oakland countering with Brett Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  36. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Who do you like more?
    09/21/18 – Francisco Liriano vs KC IKennedy – 11.2
    09/21/18 – Ian Kennedy @ DET FLiriano – 8.4

    2) Do you like Felix Pena as a stream or too risky?
    09/19/18 – Felix Pena @ OAK BAnderson – 5.2

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Liriano 2. Seems like an okay stream

  37. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Thanks for the nudge on the Dodgers bats last night against Gray. Your crummy luck is superior to mine.

    Speaking of, I looked at Tout last night, and Ugggghhh! That stinks man. I was envisioning a scene at the Albright house like Goodfellas when Henry is bonded out and he and Karen are inconsolable when they realize they’re painted in a corner.

    At least I still think you’re the tops, which is different than thinking you’re a top. That would be something entirely different.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Gray, Folty, Gomber and Gant failed me in the last ten days — I’ll need a miracle at this point — Sigh…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gray failed me much longer than that

  38. clnbailey says:
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    Grey!

    SON likes Erlin(SF)>Stratton (@SD)>Touki (@STL) for tomorrow, what say you? Gotta make the add today because Yahoo! hates fantasy baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stratton, Erlin…Would not touch Touki

  39. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Start Heaney this week?

    09/21/18 – Andrew Heaney @ HOU Cole – -0.6

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless clinches the night before

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        *Houston

        • Steamin Beamen says:
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          @Grey: Genius, got it thanks!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  40. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    What’s good Rat?

    I go to Razzball Nation for binge watching advice. Please advise team. Liked Goliath enough to begin season #2 but not feeling it so far. Not sure if it is the lopping of appendages or the odd casting of The League guy as a semi-badass.

    Do I:

    1. Stay with it and then start Ozark?
    2. Drop it and start Ozark?
    3. Drop it, skip Ozark and start:__________?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Season 2 on Goliath is awful… Go 2

  41. Jake says:
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    When Chapman comes back, drop Steckenrider or Peralta?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steckenrider

  42. Tinman95 says:
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    Rosario might be done for the year. Would you pick up his teammate Polanco in place of him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  43. John Wallace says:
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    Thoughts on starting A. Sanchez @ BAL (Bundy)? SON has $-4 but BAL has been bad against righties lately and Aaron has two straight QS.

    I’m conflicted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  44. herschel says:
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…………………

    Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Trevor Story is facing potential damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Man that sucks

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: so goodbye 2019?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know, doesn’t sound good

  45. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Making my way through the playoffs…again…big thanks you you and the team!

    Next week:

    Jose Martinez (3 vs Mil / 3 @ CHC)

    or

    Conforto (3 vs Atl / 3 vs Mia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  46. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 3 starts left, one will be Morton.
    Was going to start both Luccessi and Holland head to head or should i just start Luccessi and start Stratton tomorrow at SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi and Stratton

  47. JP says:
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    Need one hitter to replace Rosario:

    Puig, Bruce, O’Hearn or Josh Bell?

    Thank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  48. christopher brude says:
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    Stuck in the semifinals with Brian Dozier. League is a 12 team keeper where we keep 18 for as long as we want. Would you drop or do you see him returning to early round value next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      18’s pretty deep, I’d hold

  49. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I hope the season is ending strong for your teams! I know this season is still not over, but it is never too early to think about keepers for next year, right?

    12 team, 5×5, h2h, can keep forever. Who are your 5 out of this group?

    Rizzo*
    Trea*
    Betts*
    Acuna*
    Springer
    Bellinger
    Mondesi
    Andujar
    Rosario

    I know that the first 4 are likely pretty obvious, but I was curious what the Fantasy Master Lothario thinks about the 5th spot.

    Do Mondesi or Andujar creep in to the picture over Bellinger or Springer?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call on 5th, I’d prolly go Springer, but it’s a toss up

  50. SteveNZ says:
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    It’s not really my thing, but does anyone have a Bundy prayer circle going?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m there with you in spirit

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bit of a ticker shock! In any case, thanks to SON yesterday (Suarez, Miley, Glasnow) and owning Giles, its hopefully turning out to be a fortuitous turn of events.

        • Grey

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          Not bad tho

  51. Jt says:
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    Drop Abreu thigh infection if I can make it to the weekend without him and see if he can come back Saturday for next week or drop for o Hearn @det, Bauers @toronto, sano @det, Palka @cubs, Mancini @nyy

    Have 5 adds for the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for O’Hearn

  52. fleeced says:
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    I need another bat for this week. HR and RBI’s would be a plus but anything helps.

    Jorge Polanco, A. Gordon, Candelario, Pederson (3 lefties this week),or Schebler.

    Leaning Gordon. Whats your choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  53. William Hung says:
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    Doesn’t Adalberto know he’s on my 3x championship-seeking team? Can’t be going 0/4 with 3Ks… c’mon man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know! WTF

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: On another note – the pain train just went full steam ahead through my team. First it was Betts on Sunday, then yesterday it was Eddie Rosario. Today? Sal Perez and Jose Abreu. Does my team not want to play???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m right there with you and I really need Betts

  54. Jt says:
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    My team is batting .175 this week his is batting .168 I have 15 More at bats I’m down in doubles up in homers

    Drop Abreu for o Hearn who goes against archer and a day off or hold for 5 streaming spots I’ll need to win strikeouts, homers given up, less losses as my only potential pitching categories hence the need for maybe 5 streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for streamers

      • Jt says:
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        @Grey: streaming archer or Harvey tomorrow or not advisable?

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