Happy Labor Day, everyone! Today, we celebrate all of those mothers who are in labor giving birth to us, so put your legs up, grunt real hard and scream at a loved one that they are a “bastard” or a “weasel-d*cked moron who isn’t even the real father.” You’ve earned this day, male or female, though I’m not sure how men earned a Labor Day. Do I have this celebration right? Any hoo! People acting like Justin Verlander‘s 3rd no-hitter was stamping his ticket to Cooperstown are hilarious. He was a lock for the Hall of Fame when he posed nude in the mirror with Kate Upton. Yesterday’s butter:  9 IP, 0 ER, 1 walk, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.56 is just another example of the legacy of one of the greatest pitchers ever. Everyone should stop to watch a Verlander game. That’s a ‘stop to smell the roses’ request because you deserve something as glorious as seeing Verlander throw a baseball. This is a request for you to live your life, not like you’re in labor with your feet in stirrups, but like your feet are on the ground and you’re reaching for the stars. Okay, now I’m just misquoting Casey Kasem. For 2020 and beyond, Verlander is an ace until he shows he no longer is, and I’m thankful for every one of his pitches that I’ve never owned on a fantasy team (eff me). Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Abraham Toro-Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. The Jewish-Venezuela Sashimi platter is happening while you wait for Kyle Tucker. To read more: Abraham Toro-Hernandez fantasy.

Gavin Lux – Called up with September call-ups beginning, as MLB teams raise a 40 of St. Ides, the Patron Saint of Pitcher Changes, looks on. Whether it’s Kevin Cron, Jon Duplantier, Brusdar Graterol, Pat Valaika, Travis Jankowski, Taylor Ward, Jake Jewell, Cole Irvin, Chris Shaw, Pablo Sandoval (!), Ryan Zimmerman (!!), Gorkys Hernandez (!!!), Braden Bishop (?), Manny Bañuelos (aka Many Bathrooms) and Yitz Youngstein. Okay, I made up the last name, but you had no idea. Unless it’s Kyle Tucker, Gavin Lux and maybe a select few, there’s not a ton these guys going to do much in the final month. My advice is to see who is actually in a starting lineup or pitching and then maybe show slight interest. September baseball is mostly won with guys like Kevin Pillar vs. Kevin Cron.

Dustin May – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.11, and walked off the field after being hit on the melon by a comebacker. He’s been a ton of fun to own. Like a bowling ball that you only use to drop on your foot.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-5, and his 43rd homer, hitting .310. Can’t wait to own him next year for the 23-homer, .275 season. It’s gonna be rad.

Tyler Naquin – Torn ACL in his knee and out for this year and part of next year. He suffered the injury when he crashed into a wall on Friday, illustrating the difference between a Naquin and a crash test mannequin.

Carlos Carrasco – 1 IP, 1 ERR, ERA at  5.05 as he was activated from the IL. All hail Cookie! Not for fantasy though.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, as he was recalled from Triple-A. As Lowe put on his jersey, he said, “It’s good to be back–This smells like Brandon.” Lowe’s a cheap outdoors supply store, and power bat in deeper leagues.

Adalberto Mondesi – 4-for-5, 2 runs, and his 32nd, 33rd and 34th steal, as he was activated from the IL. I didn’t know words could mean so much. It simply said, “Mondesi activated from the IL,” but what I read was, “Here is some oxygen for you to breathe.”

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (7 hits), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.89, as he was activated from the IL. He was a Streamonator call, and, as I said somewhere (I forgot), Duffy was returning from a non-arm injury to face the O’s, so I wasn’t too worried. By the way, the Streamonator projections for Duffy’s start: 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 Hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks. One more hit and three more Ks, you jerky Robot Head!

Trevor Bauer – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.53, a near-8 ERA on the Reds, and a near-7 ERA post-All-Star break. Off-field douchebag Bauer has finally found equal footing with on-field Bauer. Don’t think he’s this bad suddenly; he’s either injured or his mechanics are broken, but I’d drop him in most redraft mixed leagues.

Sonny Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.80 vs. Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.07. This matchup was billed as one guy I will love next year and one guy I will hate, then the guy I love will turn to garbage and the reverse for the guy I’ll hate, no matter which is which.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer, hitting .262, but left the 2nd game in pain after being hit by a pitch. Not sure enough is made of the fact that Suarez was acquired for a murderer.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 5 Ks as he made his season debut. I already gave you my Sean Manaea fantasy. Read it and weep (if someone’s cutting onions nearby). The gist:  You should’ve stashed him last week.

CC Sabathia – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. CC’s 39 years old and wearing down, as his Hall of Fame career comes to an end. Now all we have to look forward to is CC guest-starring on MLB TV’s Karaoke Buffett. It’s Karaoke Carpool, but at a buffet with Bartolo Colon.

Edwin Encarnacion – Could return from his fractured wrist next week. Or is that this week? If you ask me, not knowing is weak.

Mike Ford – 1-for-1 and his 10th homer, a pinch-hit homer. He was in Friday’s Buy column, but there is one small caveat I should mention. With Voit back, Ford’s battling for DH eh-bees, see?

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.34. When you’re giving up four walks vs. five Ks in six innings, you’re trying to pitch a terrible game, but the BABIP Gods just won’t let you.

Reynaldo Lopez – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.41. Next year I’m going to avoid any pitcher who has thrown a less-than-one-inning start. Seriously. How terrible would it be to avoid these schmohawks?

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 37th and 38th homer, hitting .301. It’ll be interesting to look back and see how many players have career power years this year. Not sure we’ll have enough hindsight in 2020.

Robinson Cano – Will be activated on Tuesday. That’s just the jolt the Mets need. No one fires up a team like a guy jogging out grounders to the pitcher.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3 and his 43rd homer. Albombso!

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.33. I looked at him as a possible streamer and, I have to be honest, I couldn’t pull the trigger. Streamonator‘s iffy on his next start, and, yeah, I’ll never be able to do it.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.47. Member there was a time when we thought this would be Strasburg every time he pitched and not just against a team sporting Starling Castro and Neil Walker as their three and four hitters?

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.25, as he was activated from the IL. Nats said Doolittle won’t be thrust right back in the closer role, which means, if past history holds true, he’ll be asked to close no later than tomorrow and every day after with no days off.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .298. Also, in this game, Anthony Rendon (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 32nd homer. Together, they hit five homers and 14 RBIs in the series with the Marlins. Rendon and Sexy Dr. Pepper were born eight years apart and they reached 30 homers the same weekend, which shows you it’s never too late to be a sexy, carbonated beverage or not.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he was activated. Of course, he was on my bench. Now I will put him in my lineup for an oh-for-the-rest-of-the-season.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.30. Very much will like Smith for 2020, but I dropped him last week in a redraft. Just the facts, fam.

Starling Castro – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, and his 3rd homer in four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3 and his 35th homer. This is my grandmother’s recipe for a lime Jell-o mold in the shape of Richard Nixon. A prized family heirloom which makes it odd that I’m leaving it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Kevin Newman – Was 9-for-12 in the Coors series so yesterday he was benched for Erik Gonzalez, possessor of C***nt Hurdle noodes.

Stephen Brault – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.88, as he pitchslapped Tinoco, a guy who throws a poor man’s gas. Don’t let Brault or any Pirates pitcher, suck you in, in a non-sexual way.

Ty France – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Padres really need to figure out their 2nd base position this offseason, i.e., figure out if they’re by Urias or just spending a semester in France.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. As mentioned in the Lux blurb, do you wanna win in 2021 or now?

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .250. Similar to Pillar, Seager has been crazy hot and should be owned in all leagues if you’re trying to win in September, and you should be.

Tom Murphy – 2-for-6 and his 17th homer, hitting .284. I don’t want to blow anyone’s mind but Murphy would have 35 homers if some team would just play him.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .218. I believe that was the Jelly Donut of Swat’s 1st hit since July, but I might be misremembering.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-2 and his 34th homer. Just Dong because the alternative makes us sad.

David Price – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.28, as he was activated from the IL. He’s lasted longer in a game of Fortnite.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .312. Wanna draft Semien in your pants? Look at Bogaerts’s hard hit %.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 5 ER, 4 homers allowed, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.58. Snafu has such a fatal flaw that he could be a great character in literature. Colonel Snafu Kurtz Boyd screams after each deep bomb, “The homer! The homer!”

Brusdar Graterol – Called up by the Twins to work in relief. When you google Brusdar Graterol, the 1st suggestion is ‘Brusdar Graterol fastball.’ Context clues tell me it’s special. My context clues don’t lie, as Nerd Shakira once said. Graterol throws 100 MPH fairly easily and will strikeout at least one per inning in middle relief. I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a small sample, his numbers look similar to Colin Poche (4+ ERA with massive Ks).

Kyle Gibson – Hit the IL with colitis. So, Gibson has the runs? Oh, that definitely checks out.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.11. Thank you, Tigers, may I have another Streamonator?

Keston Hiura – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. Could be the end of Keston’s year. Check out his rookie numbers in less than a half a year: 16 HRs, 9 SBs, .301. Mr. Prorater, “Holy crap, that’s a 1st round fantasy talent.” You’re not wrong, Mr. Prorater.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 42nd homer, a 9th-inning, 3-run shot off Craig Kimbrel (ERA at 5.68). The Kimbrel signing must make Cubs fans so grateful. Like when you spend four hours preparing a tomato gravy like Mama taught you and, when you go to put parmesan on it, you grate your knuckles into it and need a 24-hour urgent care. Am I using grateful correctly?

Yu Darvish – Scratched with forearm soreness. “Forearm Soreness” is the Hotel California of pitcher injuries. They can check you out, but you can never leave the doctor’s office.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Whatever was bothering him early in August seems to be corrected now that he has three straight decent starts (notice I didn’t say Quality.) Maybe he was nervous about his wife about to go into labor with Bryce Harper’s kid. “Hello, I am Cole Hamels and my son Krew–”  “I am Bryce Harper, and my son’s name is Krew.” “Looks like we got a pig-roast with extra coals,” says Charlie Manuel, as he shakes his head and walks away.

Ben Zobrist – Returned to the Cubs after missing five months with a divorce. Happy to see Zobrist get his life in order, and can’t wait for the Kramer vs. Kramer remake when it takes him five months to hire a nanny. “So, you dunk the bread in the milk then the eggs?” Ben begins to break down, sniffling, “It’s just eggs and milk are what females carry in their naughty bits and…Oh god, why’d she leave me?!”

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Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

Grey Im having a hard time dropping Bauer but I need to pick up Manaea.

Of these guys is Bauer the drop? DeSclafini, Ian Kennedy, Heaney, Darvish, Luchessi, Lynn, Bauer and Gallen.

In my other league the options are Stroman, Lamet, Giles, Bradley, Robles. I don’t want to drop any of them but I have to right?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

Thanks walker! Fml.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Back in on JOC.

Saint
Saint
2 years ago

Hello Grey,

You and I had a discussion yesterday about needing a bench bat and we settled on Voit. After Mondesi went 4-5 with 3 legs in his return yesterday I put a bid on him and got him instead. I never mentioned he was available cuz I was kind of focused on 1B.

How did I do?

JC
JC
2 years ago

Berrios still getting love from the bot despite now facing ERod in Fenway Wednesday losing his 2 start week. Next week he is slated to face Anibal at home which seems like a decent matchup. Bench v Red Sox and hold? Or drop Berrios for one of :
1. Hudson at home v Giants (Webb)- in Colorado next week so would be a straight streamer.
2. Matz at home v Phillies (Eflin who has had 2 nice starts lately)- next week at home v DBack (Ray)
3. Lucchesi at home v Rockies (Lambert) – then likely at Colorado if they use 6 starters. So a drop next week.

Ratios matter. Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Catcher ROS question. Murphy or Garver?

elzo
elzo
2 years ago

Are you starting Folty at home tomorrow vs the Jays?

Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

I don’t want to say this TOO loudly, but … Meadows!

chris
chris
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

to make room for Edwin Encarnacion, Should I drop:

Sam Hilliard
Evan Longoria
Joc Peterson
Jake Cave

Many thanks!

Tom Foolery
Tom Foolery
2 years ago

Berti or Longoria…most overall value?

Mr. Dickles
Mr. Dickles
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry one more Longo or Corey Seager?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 years ago

Alfredo Simon!
I’m can’t be the only person who took this bit of gumshoe work on. But I am sometimes a dick in private.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Thank god for the bye week – DeSclafani and Eaton not good…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Eaton has me worried – silver lining is that ya boy Laureano should be coming back this weekend, so I might be able to just swap out one 5×5 guy for another

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

What a sack of garbage 6th for Yarbrough. Gets an easy two outs. Flare, bunt hit, Trumbo double. Then after a marathon at bat with Pedro Severino, where he fouls off 9 pitches with a series of awful hacks, he hits a shift beating trickler through the right side to score Trumbo and likely take Yarbrough’s win. This after being up 4-0 after 5 against the terrible Orioles.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

On this particular team, I have the following pitching line over the past 5 days:

57 1/3 IP
78 K
6 BB

ERA 4.55 WHIP 1.18

I’ve been getting killed by these two out explosions of soft contact hits.

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

My pitching is Dakota Hudson in reverse.

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

It was terribly ironic in his most recent start Hudson was missing bats, throwing strikes, and not walking guys………

and of course he gave up 4 earned runs.

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

You said it mister.

Vincent Vega
Vincent Vega
2 years ago

As a dynasty Belli owner gotta ask – Do you really think he will have that much regression next year?

Vincent Vega
Vincent Vega
Reply to  Vincent Vega
2 years ago

.280 35+hr is a reasonable expectation right?

MarvPesos
Marv
2 years ago

Grey,
12-tm H2H cat. Keeper (keep12). Balanced stats, limited moves left (11 left so can use 3 a week)
Categories are 9 (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, XBH) 8 (W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS)

So I’m outgunned this week in playoffs as my opponent has 13 pitchers and I have 8. I Also need to pickup a MI. I’m assuming D. May is a drop but I can’t figure out who my second drop would be. I figure I’ll need to grab a MI and a 2-start pitcher. The players currently on the DL will stay there as they don’t take a bench spot (ie dropping them won’t open up a pick up spot) As well, if you see any other swaps, let me know

Waiver Wire:

HIT – J. Profar (MI), A. Santander, J. Cave, S. Castro (MI), R. Rodriguez (MI), C. Moran (MI), H. Alberto (MI), H. Bader, C. Dickerson, A. Frazier (MI), E. Longoria, D. Fowler, K. Schwarber, W. Calhoun, J. Kipnis (MI)

PIT 2-start:
Mike Montgomery (@ MIA, @ CHW)
Adrian Houser (HOU, CHC)
Chris Bassitt (LAA, DET)
Patrick Sandoval (@OAK, @CWS)
Dylan Cease (@CLE, LAA)
Vince Velasquez (@CIN, @NYM)
Daniel Norris (@KC, @OAK)

My Team:
C – W. ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – C. Santana
SS – T. Turner
MI – EMPTY
CI – E. Suarez
LF –J.D. Martinez
CF – C. Yelich
RF – C. Blackmon
Util – A. Rizzo
BN – H. Dozier
DL – G. Urshela (10-DL)

SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
SP – J. Paxton
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – J. Hader (RP)
P – F. Vazquez (RP)
P – K. Giles (RP)
BN – Z. Gallen
BN – D. Lamet
BN – A. Heaney
BN – T. Roark
BN – D. May (DTD)
BN – B. McKay (NA)
DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Well we only keep 12 next season, don’t think they’d come close to my top 12, you agree?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Having a hard one confirming Bassit is a 2 start, if not him, who’d be our next putcher

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

McNeil (who used to be Mr 4020) has been slumping w/o a hit for the past 4 games; would you consider dropping him for Lux?

James Bolger
James Bolger
2 years ago

Expect Luzardo call up this week or drop for Manaea?

J-Bird
J-Bird
2 years ago

Verlander Leaves Toronto Scared Hitless

Hahaha…..at least Biggio had the balls to walk

elzo
elzo
2 years ago

How confident are you in Bailey this week against Detroit?

BabySnake
BabySnake
2 years ago

Would you pick up Lowe in a 10 Tm h2h instead of a pitcher stream? I used 3 of my 6 pickups for the best streamers, this would be my 4th. I would lose out on a guy like Sandy Alcantara or Jake Junis. I think Lowe has a really easy schedule with Baltimore and toronto

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

Need steals and runs in my 2nd week of a playoff H-2-H matchup. Berti or Lux?

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Paul
2 years ago

or Tim Anderson…although he hasn’t been running much since he got back

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks…over Tim Anderson? Just making sure you saw the last reply

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh great Grey,

Need a starter: A.Sanchez or Lyles moving forward? Thanks.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Assuming I should start Lux in a weekly change league over Moreland? Would you start Laureano over Moreland?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! I keep forgetting September 4th is Wednesday! LOL Four games of Laureano is better than seven for Moreland!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which I’m guessing is more reliable than the National Enquirer,

” Suarez doesn’t know the results of the MRI. Will see the doctor at 12:30. Says his hand is a lot better today. Has full movement.”

This seems like what lowercase yays were made for.

Also, ROS whom do you prefer G-Lux or Newman?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Disregard Lux or Newman Q, answered above.

SF
SF
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

Molina or d’Arnaud?
Lux or Newman?

H2H points league. Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you!

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

GGGG, long time no talk! Busy seal here.

I am in the playoffs! Team really floundered a while there and made it hard on me for no good reason.

Have to activate/drop Manaea and Voit, move Muncy to IL, and Mous (f’ing DTD) is injured leaving me w/ no one to play 2B. I have Carlos to play 1B and enough OFs to cover Util (don’t need Voit per se but maybe keeping on bench makes sense).

So thinking: I drop Voit, activate Manaea, move Muncy to IL, and find a 2B. Can also drop Grandal and/or Wheeler (12-team H2H, so crunch time!). Or drop Mous if we think he can’t play next couple weeks.

1. What combo above makes sense to u?

2. For 2B, think Schoop makes sense. Also avail: Castro, Berti (don’t really need steals), Profar, Ronny Rod, Astrubal…

Thanks!!!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hahaha!!

Moose is playing today and batting cleanup!! Don’t need to do anything just yet. Thanks for Schoop advice–keeping in mind.

It’s Voit vs Carlos Santana at 1B. Then for 2Util/3OF, I have Yeli/Judge/Soto/Aquino/Pham… so that was thought before in terms of Voit not having a spot to play. Voit can’t play 2B or 3B like Moose!! Let’s see how Moosey handles it today…

Voit may be worth keeping on bench for now, agree

a. Looking at season stats, Wheeler has been my worst pitcher and gets Nats this week. Likely ARI next.
b. Grandal has been weak and can use that spot for an extra pitcher when needed (playoff strategy! ha)
c. So that was thought process bringing those guys up
d. there is no d

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I saw! I’m good for today. Wanted to pick your brain on strategy coming up too, see above ^^ :)

Rosebud
Rosebud
2 years ago

Which 2 of these are ok in a points league:

Manaea home vs DET
Montgomery vs DET, maybe 2nd start @ MIA
Pablo Lopez @ MIA
Joe Ross home vs NYM, @ ATL
Keller home vs MIA, home vs StL,

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

12 team h/h points redraft ROS…..catcher Y Molina or W Smith

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
2 years ago

Yadi (vs SF 4 games, @ PIT 3 games) or Mitch Garver (@ Detroit 1 game, @ Boston 3 games, vs CLE 3 games) for the week?

Thanks.

larry
larry
2 years ago

Sorry for the 2nd question

Currently have Samardzija who’s getting ready to face LAD.

Should I drop him for Alcantara and continue to stream that spot?

Thanks again

larry
larry
Reply to  larry
2 years ago

Samardzija’s start is @ LAD

larry
larry
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you

Harvey
Harvey
2 years ago

2 questions. Final month roto 16 team. Hanging on to 3rd. Choo/ Goodwin/Adam Jones. Pick one for the week. Do I start Lance Lynn @ NY over [email protected] Mil. Wheeler @ Nats. Miley vs Seattle. Any concern Yu misses another start. Thx for the help.

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

h/h points 12 team redraft….in your latest buy/sell ..who’s the player I must buy right now..

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

?

zach jany
zach jany
2 years ago

Voit or lowe the rest of the way?

larry
larry
2 years ago

Which bat would be best going forward

Sano(Currently on my roster)
Kingery
Moran
Alberto
N. Lowe
Pillar
A. Frazier

Thank you

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hey to the hey, my friend, Grey,

So, I just want you to know that I’m about to pick up Jerkison Profar because he’s been hot schmotatoing for a week. He should cool off once I’ve rostered him tonight.

Also, I need you to authorize me kicking Joe Jimenez to waivers. Kills me to do it with a secure-jobbed closer, but he sucks and doesn’t provide more than a save a week.

LurvvvvvvvvvvEYa!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Merci, monsieur!

Je te lurvvvvve!

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

I had some good seats last night for the Joe West hump show.

Great game. LGM :(

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The really sweet part was the “Questlove’s Impossible Meat Cheesesteak” they sell at Citizen’s Bank. Yummers!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yessir. And for that and a Bud Light, it only cost me TWO mortgage payments… what a deal!

Canha Borrow A Feeling?
Canha Borrow A Feeling?
2 years ago

Do we trust Joe Ross today vs. the Mets?

j-money
j-money
2 years ago

What up G,

Batty call today – do you like Edman or Bader vs Beede?

Thanks homie

Chud
Chud
2 years ago

Saurez looks to be headed to IL n Im in my last week of finals match up so need a bat for 1 week:

Options:

Voit
Berti
Canha
Cave.
B.Goodman

Thanks n enjoy The holiday!

Chud
Chud
Reply to  Chud
2 years ago

I meant B.Goodwin.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Please pick 2 for my DH spot.

Laureano-Cain-Jose Martinez-Demerittee

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Smitty
2 years ago

Back injury still nagging Rizzo, played Sat (2 for 4) then sat Sun. Play him or sit him this week? Can plug in N. Lowe

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

After last week, I agree. Lowe bats left and faces 6 RHP this week – boom! Enjoy the day Grey – it will be BBQ, cold beer, pool for me (after I mow the lawn) Thanks brother man

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Who should I drop and stream?

Drop
Berti or Hoskins

For
A) Wainwright v SF Sep 2 $8 or Junis v DET $27 sep 4?

Got Mondesi so I’m thinking I don’t need berti? I also already stashed some streamers mike mont v DET, b Anderson v DET, and Bailey v DET. Think I should stash Junis for sep 4 or just go for a streamer today? Only other guy worth streaming besides wainwright is quantrill and I was holding on the Q train until last outing.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Sorry forgot B

OR B) Other thing I could do is forget about wainwright and stash Alcantara for his two start week @PIT/vKC then drop mike mont on sep 4 in hopes of getting Junis but he might not be there then. Load up on Another Detroit stream in Junis or try to wait until Sep 4 and grab alcantara right now and hold this week?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So you don’t like wainwright at all for today?

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey 12 Team H2H Categories

7 weekly transaction limit, I have already used 4.

Should I use one of my remaining 3 moves to shed Galvis and replace with either Jake Cave or Nate Lowe. Or should I hold the moves for later in the week when it is more clear on what categories I could specifically use the moves on?

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

1. Fantasy warps us. How awful is it that I am terribly upset at Segura’s grandma LOL. Sick. I think I might need to cut him to activate Laureano Tuesday.

2. Of these two teams, which would you prefer? Standard ESPN league. Ten hitting cats, nine pitching cats.

A. Smith
Hoskins, Cron, Bryant
Trea, Albies, Moose
Acuna, Soler, Aquino, Santander, JD Davis
Util: Laureano
Bench or cut for a SP: Segura
SP: Morton (Tor at Home), Castillo (Ariz at home), Berrios (at Red Sox, home v Indians-will bench v RedSox. Could cut for streamer?), Bieber (CWS at home), Heaney (at CWS)
RP: Lugo, Pagan, Rogers, Anderson, Kintzler (will be a streamer as I backfill with a SP or needed hitter)

B. McCann
Mancini, Moncada, Olsen
Baez, Bo, Solak
W Calhoun, Y Alvarez, Blackmon, Conforti, VanMeter
Util: Tucker
Bench: Galvis
SP: DeScl (hone v Phillies and DBacks), Houser (home v Astros, home v Cubs), Clevenger (home v CWS), Paxton (home v Texas), Giolito (home v Angels)
RP: inglesias, w Smith, Lorenzen, Ottavino, Tuiailala

Crap, I like B a lot more. What a pitching lineup.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I hear ya on Segura. Was so focused on replacing pitchers and grabbing bullpen guys, that he stayed beyond his due. He hit .326 last two weeks so he did not hurt me….but pretty empty hits. Not many runs or ribbies. Ten category hitting league makes it not so bad as he contributed in singles, doubles and average. But he goes today. Thanks for your advice and bluntness. Helpful

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

7 moves per week. Sadly, I had other gaping holes to fill LOL. Made the playoffs by one game in h2h league so can now drop him with Laureano hopefully being activated Tuesday. You think Ramon gets everyday playing time back right away?

Berrios question coming! I hate to drop a guy like him but he had an awful August. Guess I will bench him v Red Sox. If he is ok out of that, I can keep him for his CWS start this weekend. If he melts down, he might go!!?? Thoughts?

red
red
2 years ago

5×5 roto redraft, for last month stash
1. 2b, Newman or k.wong?
2. power replacement if Suarez done for rest of year, moose or olson ?
3. sp, heaney, eovaldi, hamels, Pineda, choose 2

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

Gallen – vs sd
Manea – vs det
Junis – vs det
Lucchesi – vs col
Pineda – vs cle

Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Bader,Gardner or Nate Lowe ROS? Thank you!

Keith
Keith
2 years ago

Adam Eaton or Ryan Braun ROS? 5×5 roto?

Branta
Branta
2 years ago

Who should I drop in my h2h league for a 2-start waiver pickup for next week since I’m on the bye this week (probably Jordan Lyles)

Berti or Kingery?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

In another league drop Lamet, Minor or Giles for Manaea? Also have Hader, Robles and Bradley as closers.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Worth grabbing Tucker now that he’s been called up with no place to play? I’ll be dropping Caleb Smith for him, but that spot might be better served for streaming. Have a first round bye so I might grab and see how Tucker is used for the next week.

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

So you would drop Bauer for Manaea?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
2 years ago

In the playoffs of a weird points H2H league.

Only allowed 4 starts per week. The ONLY categories are Ks (1) Wins (10) and losses (-5).

I know, brutal.

Which 4 starts would you do?

Yarbough
vs BAL ($24.6)
vs TOR (18.8)

Max Scherzer
vs NYM (40.7)
@ATL (39.6)

Matt Boyd
@KC (33.1)

Caleb Smith
vs KC (30,6)

Thanks, I’m leaning double starting Max and Yarb.

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
2 years ago

Please pick 5 for H2H points this week:

doubles:
Yarbrough–@TB vs. Wojciechowski–BAL
Yarbrough–@TB vs. ?????–TOR

Tanaka–@NYY vs. Minor–TEX
Tanaka–NYY vs. Porcello–@BOS

Desclafani–@CIN vs. Smyly–PHI
Desclafani–@CIN vs. Leake–ARI

singles:
Heaney–LAA vs. Detwiler–@CWS
Paxton–@NYY vs. Jurado–TEX
Strasburg–WAS vs. Fried–@ATL
Boyd–DET vs. Sparkman–@KC

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 years ago

I have too many bench bats.

Which one should I drop? Olson, Canha, Benintendi, Hoskins, or Lux

Gibby
Gibby
2 years ago

18 team head-to-head league that uses OBP instead of AVG, and I’m debating between Lowe, Adames, and Amed Rosario at Util. It’s week 2 of a 2-week semifinal and I’m up in R/OBP but could use an RBI/HR bump. Take a chance and go with Lowe, or is he not going to play enough to be worth it?

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
2 years ago

Nick solek gets 7 games this week 3 in Yankees and 4 in Baltimore. I’m adding him to replace hiura. You buying Solek? He’s been hitting in the middle of the rangers order and had a solid season in the minors.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
Reply to  Dodger Blues
2 years ago

Solak*

Peter guigli
Reply to  Dodger Blues
2 years ago

Not in lineup today

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

Happy last month!!

If you would be so kind as to start 4 of these;

Rhys – [email protected], [email protected]
Pillar – [email protected], [email protected]
McNeil- [email protected], 3vPhi
Franmil – 4vCHW, [email protected]
McMahon – [email protected], [email protected]
Didi – 3vTex, [email protected]

Horton Heard Who
Horton Heard Who
2 years ago

Somehow Mountcastle available in my keeper pts league. Will he have 1B eligibility next year (Yahoo has him at SS only). Is he a good points player?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Awesome work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league… 2nd round of playoffs.

Please help me sort out my OF and my UTIL spots.

I need 3 OFs and 1 UTIL…

Franmil Reyes (OF, U). 4x Vs CHW, 3x @ MIN;

Bader (OF,U). 4 x Vs SF, 3 c @ PIT;

Hunter Dozier(1B,3B, OF, U) 3 x Vs DET, 3 x @ MIA;

Mercado (OF, U). 4x Vs CHW, 3x @ MIN;

M. Olson (1B, U) 3 x Vs LAA, 3 x Vs DET;

Solak (2B,U). 3 x @ NYY, 4 x @ BAL.

Thanks again for the help!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
2 years ago

I should have added Berti to the list

Berti (2b, 3b, ss, OF, U). 3 x @ PIT, 3x Vs KC.

Thanks again!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

THanks so much Grey! With all my OF injuries I had to grab a bunch of bench bats…

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
2 years ago

I also have K. Tucker stashed but we’ll need to see how much they play him…

zombie
2 years ago

Good morning & happy Labor Day! Thanks for clocking in, Grey! Tucker called up this AM was welcome news. Dropping Newman or Senzel to fit him in? Oh, & Bauer and his charming quirkiness is no longer amusing. Need more encouragement to drop him. My current ERA in the 1st round if the playoffs should be enough incentive. Really went to shizz post-trade. Ugh.

Ty
Ty
2 years ago

Toro blurb was classic! Pick one for this week…
Willie Calhoun [email protected] [email protected]
Brian Reynolds at home against MIA for 3 and STL for 3

5×5 roto, need all counting stats

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks dude!

Peter guigli
2 years ago

Need to replace Hiura, Pick one please, Castro, Wong, kingery, Senzel or Solak. Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Needed an OF and picked up Avisail yesterday; then I realized that his playing time may be limited since TB has a full OF (Meadows, Pham, and somehow Pillar) and a decent age (Lowe is back; and Choi).

Who is prefered? Avisail; Victor Reyes (Det); or Santander.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh Great Grey,

you like Lux in H2H ros over VanMeter, Galvis, and Castro?

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

In the redraft h2h playoffs that start next week – do you prefer Pillar or Benintendi?

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

Also,

Yadier molina or grandal?

Thanks again!

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  Sandman
2 years ago

I have the same question…

But I’m leaning Molina given number of games and matchups.

Bailey
Bailey
2 years ago

Hey Grey, don’t usually like to ask these types of questions, but desperate

Hanging on to 2nd for dear life in a 20 teamer, 8k on the line

Everyone is getting hurt and trying to put some sort of lineup together
3 of these have to sit, all are for the most part platoon guys
Number is how many starts they should get
Van Meter 3
Goodwin 4
Rojas 4
Lamb 4
Hilliard 4
Neuse 4
Bradley 4
Joyce 4

Thanks for your help all season

B. Loblaw
B. Loblaw
2 years ago

Need to pick three infielders this week. Has to have at least one corner. Who do you go with? Leaning towards Canha, Adames for the schedule, and Wong.

Canha: vLAA (3), vDET (3)
Braun DTD: vHOU (2), vCHC (4)
Adames: vBAL (3), vTOR (4)
Wong: vSF (4), @PIT (3)
Berti: @PIT (3), vKC (3)
Lux: vCOL (3), vSF (3)
Myers: @ARI (3), vCOL (3)

Thanks!

Deltron
Deltron
2 years ago

Made the playoffs in a H2H, points league. Please help me pick two…

Choo: 3 @ NYY, 4 @ BAL (Two lefties on tap with Paxton & J. Means, otherwise good match ups. Choo has been ice cold for about a month now though)

Puig: 4 v CHW, 3 @ NYY (Berrios only good SP on tap. Great match ups but Puig has been ice cold for two weeks.)

C. Dickerson: 4 @ CIN, 3 @ NYM (Two lefties on tap with Wood & Matz. Also faces Bauer, Thor, and Stroman. Dickerson has been hot for 2 weeks, and 4 of last 5 weeks.)

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

Grey-MY MAN!
14-team 5×5 (OBP) roto
MI spot is wide open for me.

Free agents – Odor, A.Diaz, Ronny Rodriguez, Tim Lopes, Nick Ahmed, A.Frazier, B.Dozier, B.Crawford, Bote, Y.Sanchez, Pinder, Flores, Happ, Mercer, and Mike Freeman.

Top 2-3 in case some are picked up by the time I read the response.

TIA!

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
2 years ago

Adam Eaton with a bum knee or Amed Rosario for Al only weekly league. Chasing steals.

Justin
Justin
2 years ago

I ‘m with you on Keston Huiri putting up numbers like an early round player. That said, where do you think he’ll be in your rankings in 2020? Top 100? Top 50?

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Justin
2 years ago

Top 40 overall batter or better

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
2 years ago

the Hamels blurb made me imagine things I didn’t want to to imagine
thx FML

moses mashers
moses mashers
2 years ago

Pirates starting pitching gives up 10 ER in 4 Coors games….grey covers eyes puts his fingers in his ears and starts singing loudly…

MikeZ
MikeZ
2 years ago

Had a string of unfortunate injuries last week. I’m sitting in 2nd place right now, but I only have 2 IL and no bench spots in this redraft league (12 team 5×5 roto). Can you rank these guys on the likelihood they’ll make an impact this year? Giancarlo Stanton, Hiura, Urshela, Muncy, Workman. Thanks.