Daydream Bieber is a homecoming KEEEEEEN-ing-ing-ing-iiiiing.  If you could’ve heard that in my head, you’d be like, “Damn, Grey’s got some pipes!”  I think I might be tone deaf.  Is there anyway to know for sure?  Because I hear myself and I sound fine, and then I hear Jennifer Hudson and I’m like, “I sound like her in my head.”  Is that tone deaf?   My dog, Ted, is colorblind.  In other words, Ted doesn’t discriminate.  Therefore, maybe tone deaf is the perfect set of ears because it doesn’t discriminate sounds.  Also, do you think my dog translates everything I say into barks?  I’m a curious person probably why I’m off the Mensa scale — or Womensa scale or non-binarysa scale.  Any hoosies!  Shane Bieber threw 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks yesterday and dazzled again, though some of those dazzlers were mixed in with frowny faces — sad-dazzlers?  Sadazzlers?  Frownedazzlers?  Trapped myself into a portmanteau loop and there’s no way out!  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for his upcoming starts, but for 2019 there’s very little to be pessimistic about with Bieber.  His 9.6 K/9, 1.7 BB/9 and 3.24 xFIP are things of beauty.  If he can do that in 2019, Bieber could easily back himself into a top 40 starter season and a fantasy number three with flashes of two.  I’m down for that even if there’s some frownedazzlers mixed in!  Sadazzlers?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Corey Kluber – Will be skipped this weekend.  The Indians added, “We don’t give a flying f*ck about your H2H playoffs.”

Josh Donaldson – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Only took him four months of pulling a Kotchman and he got right back out there.  For our amusement, I went back to the day he was injured and grabbed the Jays’ quote about the injury.  On May 28th, “Donaldson is still working through some tightness in his left calf, though he is fully expected to avoid the disabled list. He could return to action Friday, after Thursday’s scheduled team off day.”  It gets better!  Two days later, “Donaldson expects to return to the Jays when first eligible on Friday.”  Wait, there’s more!  Five days later, “When asked if he’ll be ready to be activated on Friday, Donaldson said, ‘It’s iffy.'”  IFFY!  You could’ve impregnated a female, let that puppy gestate for nine months and named your kid Iffy in the time it took him to return!

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .259.  Yan Gomes is outperforming Gary Sanchez.  I will now cackle until I wake the dead.

Tyler Glasnow – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.70 on the Rays, but most of that damage came in one start vs. the Jays.  You remember that start, it was when everyone was saying the opposite of what they’re saying about Glasnow now (stutterer!).

Nick Pivetta – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.64.  He is such a bum he got outpitched by Erick Fedde Wop.  I’m convinced Pivetta is an Italian curse worse than the malocchio, but not as bad as pineapple on pizza.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.29.  He tried to close it out for the Phils, but Kapler brought him in the 8th because he likely forgot Tommy Hunter, his other closer, pitched two innings in the day game, because he also likely forgot it was a doubleheader.  Kapler has gone out of his way to make sure the Phils don’t make the playoffs.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Lance McCullers –  Threw a 40-pitch bullpen session.  Not great with so little time left, and less entertaining than a bullpen session thrown after drinking a 40.

Framber Valdez – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.66.  Not sure if he just didn’t have the gas, but real slick, Valdez, way to turn to crude.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .318.  Quick, off top of your head, Altuve a top 10 guy next year?  Really?  Hope you’re playing in my leagues.

Tyler White – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .320-ish in last week.  I’d say he’s locked in, but hitters hit ropes, so I’m gonna say he’s roped in.  He’s roped in like Donaldson’s calf by the Indians.

JaCoby Jones – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  One less homer than Altuve.  That is all.

Chris Sale – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.96, as he was activated from the DL.  The Red Sox should be wearing Freezy Freakie mittens they’re using such kid gloves on Sale.

Ryan Borucki – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  He performed better than expected in Fenway.  Dot dot dot.  Or the Red Sox are signing autographs for Make-A-Wish kids in the dugout during innings because they don’t need to worry about what’s going on in the game because they clinched four months ago.

Marcus Stroman – Won’t pitch again this year.  If only the Jays said that in March and saved everyone a lot of headaches.  You owe us the cost of this Tylenol!

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Pulling for him to keep his ERA below 4.00 on the year.  Not because I own him, I don’t, but there’s some cognitive dissonance with drafters and seeing a sub-4.00 ERA vs. a 4.01 or greater ERA.  Also, I don’t know what cognitive dissonance means, but you know what I mean, so we’re good.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Ryu seems to be symbolizing the entire Dodgers team.  Just limping to the finish.  If the Dodgers make the playoffs, is there any way they get past the first round?  Any hoo!  Stream-o-Nator likes Ryu’s next start, but Ryu now has two straight mediocre starts (last one was at least unearned runs).  I’m likely holding and rocking him, but I can’t say I’m not a little shook.

Luis Castillo – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Don’t you dare have a good September and drive up your 2019 draft price.  Don’t you frickin’ dare.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer this week, and hitting near-.333 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Sonny Gray – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.99.  Gotta give him points for consistency.  Then remove those points because he’s been consistently awful.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer, and his 1st homer since April.  Kidding, but it does feel that way, right?

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .272.  I think CBS could make a case that Mauer is a top 10 bat next year.

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at…Go ahead guess.  You won’t be within .50 of it.  He has a 3.04 ERA!  Not even Keller saw that coming.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  Something I haven’t mentioned as much this year.  No, not that I loved Mikolas in the preseason, I’ve mentioned that a bunch, including just now.  I haven’t mentioned how few leagues I drafted him in.  Such a waste of pure prescience.  I’m a fortune teller, but I’m also Jewish, so I’m super neurotic about my visions.  Need to be more gypsy like Polly from Peaky Blinders.

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  Was hoping for better results yesterday from Musgrove, but he gets the Royals next and I see no reason to abandon ship yet, especially not for a Pirate.

Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Racist!  Also, I know, sonavabench!  But you couldn’t have started him in Coors.  Matter of fact (Grey’s got more!), he’s on waivers in my RCL.

David Peralta – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (27) and legs (4), hitting .297.  Peralta feels like a 2018 Scooter Gennett.  People will not trust him again next March, and Peralta will continue to do well.

Yoshihisa Hirano – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.88 and his 1st save.  If it took you as long to make an important decision at your job as it took the Diamondbacks to make Hirano the closer, you would be fired.  They would’ve been interviewing fry cook replacements three months ago.  You’d be like, “Hey, who’s that guy frying my taters?”  Hirano should be the closer for the rest of the year, but it also took this long to make him the closer, so we’ll see if the Diamondbacks realize it as quickly.

Jose Fernandez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Jose Fernandez was a part of a 7-inning no-hitter.  Damn, that makes me sad.  RIP.

Sean Manaea – Will undergo shoulder surgery and will be sidelined through 2019.  Said like Martin Lawrence, “Daaaaaaaamn Manaea!”

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.29, as the A’s beat the Birds.  Health class lesson of the day:  The birds and the bees is how a baby is born.  The birds and A’s is how you have sex without getting anyone pregnant.  As for Fiers, Stream-o-Nator likes his next matchup and I could see stop, drop and rolling towards Fiers.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, third homer in the last eight games, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Sure is good thing the Brewers got rid of Villar!  (And Scooter.)  By the way, I saw the box score listing Villar SS, and I was thought for a second, “That’s why he’s hitting so much, there’s multiple of him.”  I am a stupid person.

Marco Gonzales – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.24, as he was activated from the DL.  He was out close to three weeks with a neck strain.  Hopefully he had that duck insurance.

Johan Camargo – Left with a groin strain.  If he changes his name to Camargoadams, Wade Boggs would gladly help him with that.

Mike Foltynewicz – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  No knock on Faultynewsandwich, but the Giants are so lifeless.

Jose Urena – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  He’s pitched well since he had the entire MLB industrial complex trying to fight him.  If you streamed Urethra, urine luck!

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4 and his 24th homer, and third homer in as many games, and fifth homer in the last eight games, and is one more homer away from getting a lede.  Conforto, you really suck doing this to your 2019 fantasy value.  The Mets don’t care about you, we care about you!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.71, and set a major league record.  No, not being the best pitcher ever on the worst team ever.  He allowed three or fewer runs for his 26th consecutive start, breaking a record that stood for 108 years by Leslie “King” Cole.  Only thing I can find on him is Cole went by King because he was sick of people saying, “Hey, Leslie, you queen.”

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Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

I drafted Jose Fernandez as a minor leaguer and had him on my dynasty team four years later when The Big Man Upstairs called him to the Celestial Cloud League. It still hurts. I miss my that kid. He was special.

:o(

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and 6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Harley Earl
3 years ago

@Harley Earl: for those “wil myers will be able to put (this) injury marred season behind him” in attendance he also missed 80 games in 2014 (wrist) and 104 games in 2015 (wrist/tendon, and bone spurs). not counting his 1st year (can’t remember if he was allowed to start all year that year to count) he now averages 105 games a year. if we assume he makes it out of this year alive and plays almost all the games that moves up to almost 108 per year in 5 years, so he’s been healthy twice out of 5.

it’s god’s fault when a guy plays HST on a boat (coke/weed/booze/high speeds) and hits some rocks, good to know. wonder if the parents of the other guys on that boat feel that way (they had the choice not to go on that boat, but you know how parents could get here)

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, h2h pts, Aaron Sanchez just pitched a nice game in BOS, worth starting next week (
@ BAL Andrew Cashner, TB Tyler Glasnow) ?
thanks!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

12 team with OPS, hold piscotty or franmil, only room for one.

andfog99
andfog99
3 years ago

Start Matz vs. MIA?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  andfog99
3 years ago

@andfog99: yeppers. you really shouldn’t be owning anybody if you can’t play them vs a bottom 3 hitting team like MIA

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

limited moves (only 9 moves left for this week and next)

Hold Parker or drop for Greene, Buttrey, Peralta, Hirano, Hunter

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, h2h pts, thoughts on Ross Stripling, he’s listed as 2 starts for next week, (COL Jon Gray, SD Bryan Mitchell), worth picking up or too risky?
Thank you!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

For QS w/o hurting ratios do I want Paxton or Wheeler?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Don’t know how Pax starts look after being pushed. If he missing a turn entirely, he’ll be @ HOU, OAK and TEX.

After today if they play, Wheeler has PHI, WAS and MIA.

Wheeler seems more reliable and his schedule looks better too. What do you think?

nh
nh
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

I was wondering who are your top two starting pitchers who have two starts next week. I am trying to grab them now before they are gone. I need to drop Sale as it looks like he will only pitch three innings next week.

nh
nh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Stripling (Not sure if he will get two starts tho)
Suarez @SD, @STL
Keller @PIT, @DET
J. Zimmerman vs. MIN, vs. KC
Cashner vs. TOR, @NYY
DeSclafani @MIL, @MIA
Glasnow, @TEX, @TOR
Trever William (Mia) vs. WASH, vs. CIN
Vargas @PHIL, @WASH
Borucki @BALT, vs. TB
Gomber – Right now just showing one start @ATL but he might get another start vs. SF
Pena @OAK, @HOU
Covey @CLE, vs, CHC

I only have one closer in my lineup (Kimbrel).

If you think I should add another one here is a list of closers available in the league.
C-Mart, Greene, Romo, Strop, Gsellman, Yates, LeClerc,

nh
nh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you. Willams is the one from Miami.

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 H2H Categories QS and Wins

Saturday streamer question, what order would you put them in?

Barria vs. SEA Boyd @ CLE Nova @ MIL

Thanks!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Would it be better to just skip all those guys and look ahead to Sunday? Here are the options:

Urena @ PHI Giolito @ BAL Senzatela @ SF

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
3 years ago

4 moves left on year. 5×5 OBP no AVG keeper roto. Need guys who are playing and putting up counting stats. B.Dozier, Nick WIlliams and D.Gordon are killing me. THinking about dumping them for some combination of A.Beltre, Kiermaier, Kipnis, C. Stewart. McNeil, Mckinney…Who would you drop and who would you pick up? Can’t be saving the moves at this point eh?

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: unfortunately no. I have no MI or CI who also have OF eligibility. bellinger has 1b and d.gordon has 2b but they’re both already starting in the OF

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah not great options. Thanks.

FlippyFloppy
FlippyFloppy
3 years ago

Better start this weekend?

Gausman vs WSH
Minor @SD

dubjay
dubjay
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Which 2 sit today
Soto @PHI(nola)
Pollock @COL(Gray)
Desmond vsARI(Corbin)
Mazara @LAA(Pena)
Olson @BAL(Cashner)

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
i was leaning Desmond and Mazara. Desmond has been pretty crappy at home and is facing a good pitcher. Olson is facing Cashner in BAL. Seems like a HR waiting to happen

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Crime Dog!

Just my 0.02$. But I would definitely say Bellinger for option 2 years keeper. For 1 year tough call, both Rizzo and Springer might have career years next year. So…

2 Years – Bellinger
1 Year – Rizzo.

Cheers,
Ante

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Ante Galic
3 years ago

@Ante Galic: Thanks Ante! I was considering this very hard and especially early on. I just get scared being committed to bellinger for 2 years if he’s going to platoon and just be kinda meh. I think I like Rizzo at 2 just because I know what I’m getting with him at least. Even harder for me though because Bellinger is one of my favorite players.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: I have a long time to decide, but like I said earlier, trying to ease the pain of this year and look forward to something haha

Prince George
Prince George
3 years ago

Hi Grey, peering into your crystal ball for next year do you see the following remaining as closers (at least going into the season): S. Greene, M. Givens, W. Peralta. Thanks!

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

A) Looks like I’m gonna lose my finals matchup this week since odor belly trout Rizzo springer all either suck or are cold. Need something to look forward to. I guess we’re moving to this format where you keep 3 new guys each year. One at 3 years, one at 2 years and one at 1 year. Who would you slot into these spots to keep for 2 years and 1 year (next year only)?

3 years- trout
2 years- ?
1 year- ?

Options for 2 and 1 year keeper…Rizzo, bellinger, Springer, E Rosario, Odor

B) can you elaborate on your thoughts on bellinger for next year ? Sophomore slump this year? Any hope he gets back to 35 homers as soon as next year? He’s been really frustrating this year.

C) I’ll probably ask A) again in March but need something to look forward to

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: throw Corbin into B) as well I guess

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I know! but you know what. I won regular season and killed it all year thanks in large part to what I’ve learned from you/this site so thanks for that. This site is fun love it. And I guess I just need to get into roto leagues instead of H2H, sucks dominating all year to not win because of 1 bad week.

Sounds like Rizzo for 2 years and Eddie R for 1? I was thinking springer or bellinger as the third but owning Springer sucks because he goes so hard in the field and is always banged up and bellinger is just frustrating/worries me.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
3 years ago

sup G,

Where is Mallex gonna be next year for you? Project him please.

I am wondering if he is a keeper in the 20th round.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Pick 2 of 4 ROS: Cruz, Renfroe, A. Hicks, Pollock

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Grey,
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS.

In the semi-finals, currently loosing (mostly hitting categories) and have got saves on lock and solid secondary pitching numbers.

My team is below, any guys worth swapping out for a hot bat to get my numbers up ? what would you do ? (Haniger, Upton, Dozier have all been pretty cold, drop a pitcher or Minter for a bench bat to play ?)

Waiver

HIT – K. Kiermaier, J. Bell, H. Renfroe, A. Simmons, C. Dickerson, M. Gonzalez, Y. Gurriel, K. Calhoun, T. Frazier, K. Morales, L. Voit, B. Nimmo, J. McNeil, L. Brinson

PIT – J. Lopez, W. Miley, J. Urena, M. Minor, W. Chen, D. Holland, J. Musgrove, T. Glasnow

RP – K. Giles, J. Jeffress, S. Greene, J. Famillia, C. Knebel, K. Yates, B. Parker, R. Gsellman

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – B. Dozier
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – X. Bogaerts
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – M. Haniger
Util – J. Upton

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – N. Syndergaard
RP – W. Davis (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – J. Leclerc (RP)
P – R. Osuna (RP)
BN – J. Paxton
BN – J. Taillon
BN – W. Buehler
BN – R. Hill
BN – A.J. Minter (RP)
BN – K. Gibson
Thanks bud
Marv

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: well I can move Rizzo to 2B, so I’ll need a CI (1B or 3B). Who’s the drop ? (keep in mind I will keep 12 guys next season, probably keeping Dozier or no ?)

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I guess so, so if that’s the case, and you have all those eligible batters (that are CI) you still grabbing McNeil ?

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: an ugly list haha : J. McNeil, Y. Gurriel, J. Bell, M. Adams

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: I’ve got max 3 moves per week, haven’t used any this week yet.

dau
dau
3 years ago

Ji Man Choi hr again—drop franmil 4 him?

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Would you start Corbin at Coors today?

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

any faith in K.Gausman vs. WAS this week? or lose him now for a weekend streamer?
(currently in semi finals up 6-1 but next week is still an “IF”, because H2H)
there are some decent streams available
Velasquez vs MIA
Bieber vs DET
M.Gonzales @LAA

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

For saves, would you drop Greene or Robertson for Hildenberger? My other closers are Leclerc and Treinen.

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
3 years ago

@Eric: Also, completely unrelated, but just felt like putting it in the same thread. Someone just dropped Archer – should I use a waiver claim on him and and start him Saturday @ MIL?

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
3 years ago

@Eric: FYI H2H with QS

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
3 years ago

Hey Grey, for just today in an OPS league : Brinson’s double header vs. Wheeler and Vargas, or Encarnacion’s one game vs. Snell? Thank you.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

My usual steamer question:

Sandy [email protected] NYM-Son -8.0. Mets throwing Matz
T. Anderson @ SF-Son +16.1
R. Lopez @ Balt. Son+6.8
K. Gibson @ KC-Son +17
Heaney vs Sea-Son +19.9
Eflin vs Mia-Son+14.4

Which would be your top 3 out of these chooses.

Thank you

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, with only 11 starts left should i risk starting
Holland at home vs Atl and
Leblanc at home vs SD. Both today
My starters are Morton,Tanaka and Marquez

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yes i just dont want to screw up my era with only a few starts left

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

The Kluber skip hurts, especially after his 1.3 inning barf.

But the limp dick Dodgers don’t want Wood again? Now he is being pushed back to next week. He is not worth owning if he can’t ever get a 2 start week. I mean, it really isn’t THAT fragile, its not a real bone. Play with it a bit!!

alps
alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
A) do you see any of these guys having a $6 value next year in a keeper league 12 team
Dahl, Renfroe, Laureano (I currently own him) ,Franmil Reyes
B) do you think Nate Jones could be a speculative pick up for saves for this year but mostly next year
I would drop Romo for him
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks
always appreciated

The Shoe
The Shoe
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

A. So I wasn’t able to nab Matz. Thus, I have to start one of the following: Stripling at CIN or J. Gray vs ARI. Who should it be?

B. I guess the alternative is picking up one of the following:
VV vs MIA
Eflin vs MIA
Barria vs SEA
Gibson vs @KC

Like any of those starts better than Stripling or Gray?

D. Pitching question continued: if Stripling pitches well tomorrow, could you see him getting a start next week and going deeper into the game?

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: So just to be clear, you wouldn’t start Stripling today and would try to pick up Gibson if Stripling does poorly today?

Also, is Gray a red flag start to be avoided it just a meh start? Would you consider dropping him? He would be starting @LAD AND @ARI next week.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Alright, so at this point I’m leaning dropping Gray for Gibson, but I guess it could depend on how Gray and Stripling do today.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: So it’s looking like we drop Gray for Gibson, right?

As for Stripling, I didn’t watch any of it, but it looks like a decent outing. However, assuming I make the move for Gibson, what do you think of swapping Stripling for any of the guys in my original post or Musgrove, who is @KC at the beginning of next week (he would be vsMIL after that though.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  The Shoe
3 years ago

@The Shoe: Stripling is only going 3innings or 45 pitches if that helps.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  fausto
3 years ago

@fausto: It helps, thanks!

SS
SS
3 years ago

Yo grey, should I start Severino vs. Min today? SON likes it but I’ve got PTSD from his recent work. I’m currently up in ERA and WHIP but I could use the Ws and Ks. Another meltdown would be no bueno. Thanks!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

Who do you like better ROS in a standard roto redraft league for HR and RBI – Arenado or Freeman?

Freeman has underwhelmed this year in HR – only 6 in nearly 2 1/2 months. I don’t see it changing between now and the end of year. But, I wonder about Arenado. His shoulder seems to really be hindering him and it could be something he deals with rest of season.

Starz
Starz
3 years ago

Looking to upgrade my 1B/3B utility spot. Currently using Zimmerman the last few weeks but he hasn’t done much recently and just wanted to consider the available options. Hold or swap out for one of these? This week and next.

1B/3B-eligible: M. Muncy, Mancini, J. Bell, Happ, T. Frazier, O’Hearn, Choi, H. Dozier?

Hold or swap out for one of these?

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Starz
3 years ago

@Starz: Sorry for the repeat text.

Ted Williams' Frozen Head
Ted Williams' Frozen Head
3 years ago

Morning Grey! Just chugging along in a couple semi’s and trying to make some dreams happen. I dropped Fiers last week and then my opponent picked him up and successfully streamed him against me. Is there a term for this? Or do we just call it a kick in the nuts!?

So I need to scrape out saves in one of my H2H matchups this week, who do you like best for saves? ERA and WHIP are already out of contention so I can forget about ratios entirely:

Givens (2 v. OAK, 3 v. CWS)
Fry (1 @ KC, 3 @ BAL)
Steckenrider (3 @ NYM, 3 @ PHI)
Hirano (2 @ COL, 3 @ HOU)

I guess Steckenrider has the numbers advantage but he’s also not exactly Mariano Rivera. Thanks Grey!

Starz
Starz
3 years ago

Watching the end of that Phillies/Nats game, Gabe Kapler tried as hard as possible to not win that game. They had a 5-3 lead going into the 8th. Seranthony did well to get out of the 8th. They added an insurance run to make it 6-3. Then Seranthony clearly fell apart but looked liked he just ran out of gas. And Kapler did nothing to stem the bleeding until it was way too late. He’s clearly struggling with multiple inning saves, so why keep throwing him out there for them? Use him for an inning or until he runs into trouble and then pull him. Box score looks like Seranthony blew it, but he was screwed over by his manager.

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Thanks for the write-up!
In the throes of my league’s semis this week. 16-team keeper with NSVH as a pitching category…
1. Do I bench Seranthony or drop him for Holland, McHugh, Lugo, or Ziegler?
2. Do I bench CJ Edwards or drop him for Holland, McHugh, Lugo, or Ziegler?

Other RPs are Knebel, Vazquez, Edwin Diaz, and Familia

Fantasy Freak
Fantasy Freak
3 years ago

Have both Carrasco and Snell. Which one or both?

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Fantasy Freak
3 years ago

@Fantasy Freak: Why not both? Snell should never be benched. This is a good problem to have.

Chris D.
Chris D.
3 years ago

Have a big lead thus far in rd 1 and want to keep my foot on my oppennts throat. Really the only spot I’m not sure of is my UTL (I have a sound, deep bench) who would you recommend for today Grey:

Votto facing Stripling (who hasn’t pitched in forever)

Or

David Peralta in Colorado facing Jon Gray (the more inferior of the Grey/Gray names)

Chris D
Chris D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. He seemed like the right call, but wanted a second opinion.

Have a great rest of the day!

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
3 years ago

Your Kluber line is perfect. Traded for Kluber several weeks ago licking my chops for this two start week after dominating the regular season. Also own Wood and Ryu. So that was fun. What a way to end the year. Losing to the fourth seed who happens to be your son blows….especially as he started Greinke in Coors. Roto anyone?

Did I tell you how I won my first week in football? #@&$$##@%$&!,

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

You do not know our competitiveness LOL. It is his 10 amigos from when he played ball and me (dubbed the old fart) so, yes, it is a privilege to be included and treated like one of the guys.

He is really good at this – patiently building his teams and has won an extraordinary percentage of titles. He goes opposite….drafts pitchers the first few rounds and then fills in hot bats as the year continues. Seems risky but it works for him.

All the best to the Razzball nation. Been fun to read, challenge advice, take advice and dig in on Cram!

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Yesterday was such a fine day that I am beside myself. Fiers and Folty, thank you so very much. Sotomayor, hats off to you sure. And to my vulture save artist, Greg Holland, don’t think what you did yesterday went unrecognized. Fine job, gentleman.

And Grey, did notice that Butt-rey glimmering in Anaheim last night? While his name is made for porn he seems to have supplanted B. Parker ( whomI dropped Sunday for G.Holland). Sciosciapathology still in progress for its final three weeks.

Troy
Troy
3 years ago

So the pirates rule Polanco out for the year but dont want to put him on the DL? I realize rosters expanded in the mlb, but dont these asshats know fantasy rosters dont have that luxury? I have him as $8 as a keeper, and dont want to drop him as he surely be added by another team….I’d also like to win this league

Jt
Jt
3 years ago

C empty
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b Bryant
Ss Rosario
If Tim Anderson
Of Ozuna, benetendi, Cain, haniger
Util Mejia, moose
Bench Dahl (on road next week), Lowe, Sano

Nola, sale, Jon gray, Gonsalves(@det next week), joe Ross @miami next week, seranthony, Osuna, Jeffress, knebel, c-mart bauer (dL)

I start playoffs next week I have 2 empty spots on roster
Brian dozier, Chris archer 2 big names on waivers.

Catchers available are astudillo, Barnhart, Ward, garver, placeki, zunino, hedges, weiters,

Jt
Jt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: what catcher should I pick up and for the extra spot should I just stream next week?

ConfusedFuzzle
ConfusedFuzzle
3 years ago

Drop Contreras for Gomes?

M
M
3 years ago

Going forward who ya take? Rodon, Matz, ryu, junis, Cahill? Or they all just streamers. Gearing up for playoff weeks. Thanks

Mookie Cookie
Mookie Cookie
3 years ago

Yahoo says Camargo is likely out rest of the week. 1)you think thats legit 2) if so, who do you trust most to replace him of these jabronis:

-Schoop
-Chris Taylor
-DeJong
-Goodrum
-Semien
-Rosario
-Aledmys
-Swanson
-Nunez

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
3 years ago

Grey: As the original contributor of “copathetic”, I offer you instead “Quantity Shart” as an alternative to describe Gibson’s pitching performance. Keep up the great work.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
3 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh:

“Quality Sharts” are all i have left

Chalky White
Chalky White
3 years ago

I’m sitting here watching the finalists in my league rosterbate to beat each other (off). It’s a 14 team H2H 6 keeper league. Someone just dropped Devers and my spidey senses started tingling in my nether-regions. Devers is worth snatching up as a keeper right?

Chalky White
Chalky White
Reply to  Chalky White
3 years ago

@Chalky White: My current keeper candidates are: Judge, C. Seager, Turner, Berrios, Carrasco, Buehler, Mazara, Peraza, Gallo, or Mondesi…if he isn’t as sexy as one of those then it is wasted transaction money.

Chalky White
Chalky White
Reply to  Chalky White
3 years ago

@Chalky White: sh*t Soto is on the list too.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Grey

The Fergosi curse (see grampa Munster) is far worse than the malocchio but the worst curse of all is from Phillies fans in a near empty stadium.

I was listening on the Radio when Kapler made his third pitcing change in the fifth. It was like the old days at the Vet only 20 people there and you could here the taunts over the radio loud and clear.

Classic Kaplar, full bullpen, use everyone first game, lose second game in 10 with empty bullpen. It is almost like he forgot there were two games.

Forget all those Mark Twain Quotes , Kapler of the Day is ” I think the focus here is that we just don’t ever quit” ………….This guy is over matched.

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H with QS. You streaming any of these gents today?
Vargas vs. MIA
Stripling @CIN

And/or looking ahead to the week, how about these fellas?
Gant vs. LAD
Stratton vs. COL
Jorge Lopez vs. MIN

Thanks in advance.

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

Which closer would you own moving forward?

Jace Fry/Nate Jones
Hildenberger
Greene
Knebel

Thomas Walsh
Thomas Walsh
3 years ago

Grey- Is Bundy a good option tomorrow? Streaminator loves him but at home Vs Oak makes me nervous! Thanks!

NH
NH
3 years ago

Grey,

Where can I find next week’s two start pitchers? I would like to get a head start on this.

Thanks.

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. urias sounds out for year, but probably the kind with no DL tag. nab wong off WW tonight? i have a bye this week. urias is my worst player (well with how dozier is doing….)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: wong or gyorko?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

@The Harrow: supposedly he’ll be used as a BN player now, with wong back i guess. so that’s wong.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Member how I said you’re knack at picking SPs yesterday? Mikolas. I picked him up after the draft on your wisdom/soothsaying. Course I also drafted a Gray… Winky emoji.

Altuve? Seems more like a late second/early third type guy (20-30 type range). An off year and missed some time. He’s still under 30 y/o. Mr. Prorater says he’d be a 15/20ish type guy. His OBP will probably always be a plus because of his size. He could be a 20/20 guy, but I don’t think he’s the 30 SB guy he once was.

deGrom – dAng.

bopper
bopper
3 years ago

Pena vs Tex
Gray vs Az

Like em both tonight?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
3 years ago

AL only with holds/saves (not the same category). playoffs. have romo, alvarado, hildy, pressly, drop anybody for buttrey?

Rudy
Rudy
3 years ago

Archie bradley milk carton. Where’d he go?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Rudy
3 years ago

@Rudy: he was kidnapped by Sergio Romo

Tinman95
Tinman95
3 years ago

Need one ROS

Schebler
Reyes
Mancini

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

Renfroe or Schebler ROS

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 years ago

NL only playoffs … would you start Corbin at Coors tonight? SON says no bueno.

So far I’ve got a healthy lead on ratios this week but behind on Ws and Ks. Plus worried the weather may knock out a few of my other SPs this weekend leaving me short on counting categories.

What’s a razzballer to do?

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Weird Fishes
3 years ago

@Weird Fishes: FWIW I’m starting him. He’s been my 2nd best pitcher all year (Bauer was my best) and has QS in five of the last six. I can see not starting a middling guy in Coors, but Corbin has been an ace.

Good luck. Following this thread. (Hi Grey!)

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey and Jake. Its a tough call. I’m not sure how much sense this makes strategically, but what do you think about deciding after Taillon and Richards go today? If they both do well, further bolstering my ratios, its a bit easier taking a chance on Corbin to get 8Ks and a W. Thoughts?

DegenerateBeast
DegenerateBeast
3 years ago

One “down” season for Altuve and you’re literally comparing him to Jacoby freakin’ Jones?

Rhetorical question #2: You really dislike that team in Houston, don’t you?

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
3 years ago

here we go, we got a romo situation (likely kidnapped some poor woman, tied up to a bed in some hotel) with kela, no appearances in like a week, even though PIT has had 4 wins in that time of under 5 runs each.

Tee Not Air Jags
Tee Not Air Jags
3 years ago

NL only, have a bye this week. holds and saves sold separately. have sera anthony, minter, boxy, hand. after having TOO many saves too few holds for a while now it’s going the other way with boxy demoted, the viz back saving shortly probably. hand gets both. sera anthony gets both. drop anybody (clearly boxy at least) for: steck, neshek, venters (TONS of holds), p.baez, lugo, j.miller (but doolittle back so he’s 7th inning now, holland sticks the 8th).

2. 20 team h2h playoffs. holds and saves sold separately. have alexander, colome, pressly, yates, hildy, drop alexander for buttrey?