Everyone is so sad at the Shohei Ohtani news that he needs Tommy John surgery.  People being sad at this has me gobsmacked.  He had elbow problems when he signed with the Angels, then a Grade 1 sprain of his UCL became a partial tear in June.  He threw a whopping 25 IP the previous year.  Were people really ostrich’ing their heads into the sand to the point where they didn’t see the writing on the wall?  Of course, he needs Tommy John surgery.  How is this awful news?  It was awful news for Angels fans when we first heard of the elbow issues.  It’s not awful news now.  It’s actually great news because he has a chance to be healthy again in 2020, instead of becoming Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Matt Shoemaker and every other pitcher the Angels shoved towards PRP injections rather than getting them healthy.  Did people really think pitching a guy was the answer to a torn UCL?  Seriously, people thought this?  Sad news that people are surprised by the least surprising thing since finding out taco diarrhea burns.  This would be like a memo coming out of Nike headquarters that says something like, “This Kaepernick thing is great for business, who cares about the politics?”  You mean a company is trying to sell products?  Get out of here!  You want seriously sad news?  Ohtani and the Angels haven’t decided he will have Tommy John surgery yet.  That’s sad!  Maybe they’ll just let him be a hitter as he was yesterday (4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (17, 18) and legs (7) and mouth-to-mouth’d a baby chick back to life).  A torn UCL hasn’t looked that good since LiAngelo Ball tried to get paid twice from selling one ripped jersey in China.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Fun fact!  Jaime Barrio is what Jesse Jackson called NYC.  As for Barria, he’s a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Or two times he looked at someone like he was going to cold-cock them for touching his head.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  The Sawx did us Faultywirewitz owners a solid by, appropriately, putting their number #2 lineup out there.  Of course, it didn’t matter for the Braves bullpen that hosed and cost me my win.  Shame on you, Winkler, you are not cool like the Fonz.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 24th homer.  Don’t want to use all my exclamations on Tildaddy, but he’s 20 years old and has only played 88 games.  Some people wanna tell you it means nothing how young he is, but, as Chuck D once said, check what you’re listening to.  If Acuña only gets a smidge better over the course of the next four seasons, he could be a 40/20/.315 guy throughout his peak.  In other words, Mike Trout.

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Good to see this youngster get a chance.  All the great prospects can’t come up, but happy to see this one.  I hear he has an 80-grade bat.  Or maybe they meant that as in, “If he were still in school, he’d be in the 80th grade because he’s so old.”

Corey Kluber – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  I didn’t bother to research Kluber (peak fantasy baseball ‘pertise!), but I get the feeling I am going to be so off of Kluber next year and not just because he’ll be too highly ranked.

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  His K/9 is 6.1 and his walk rate is 3.3.  So, nice ERA, but he’s not good.  Any Keller can see that!

Nick Pivetta – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.66.  Was a cushiony matchup vs. the Marlins, so, of course, he was pulled after 69 pitches because Gabe Kapler is not nice!  NOT NOICE!

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  Raise you hand if you think his last name sounds like a singer at an Italian restaurant.  Fine, I’ll be the only one and type the rest of this blurb with one hand.  Alcantara’s K/9 and BB/9 are 6 and 5.25, respectively.  Or disrespectively, that’s awful.  Stream-o-Nator has him as a negative, and I’m staying away.

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  I wonder if anyone mentions to Jim Riggleman something along the lines of, “Hey, uh, Coach, you’re leading with Billy Hamilton (0-for-5, hitting .239).  Uh, why?”

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .186.  Know what I have to say to that batting average…Release the Butt Cracken!  By the way, to everyone who drafted Gary Sanchez in the 1st few rounds this year, well done.  You really paid attention.

Luis Severino – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.52.  You come for the A’s, you best come correct, and not just alphabetical.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  This pitcher is on Fiers………He’s on Fiers…………Fiers…….. Did that sound like Alicia Keys in your head?  It did in mine.  Too bad you’re not in my head.  OR ARE YOU?!

Trevor Story – 3-for-4 and his 29th, 30th and 31st homer.  He hit the longest home run in Statcast history at 505 feet.  The previous record was Giancarlo, also at Coors at 504 feet.  That’s more than five Yoenises. There’s a story of a man named Story.  He’s also about to go 30/30, which hasn’t been done since 2012 (Trout/Braun), along with Jose Ramirez and Betts.  Can Story sneeze some of his goodness on Arenado?  Asking for a friend.  Okay, I’m the friend.  Thanks for making me feel bad!  OR DID I?!

Tyler Glasnow – 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.17 on the Rays.  Toronto is getting such crap for not calling up Vlad Jr. that they deemed it it an emergency and in case of emergency…Well, you know.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .212.  Just peeked at his age.  Doode’s only 28!   Why then do I visually see his knees clicking as he rounds the bases?

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .254.  I can’t wait to draft Aledmys next year and drop him before the first week of the season is over.  Chomping at the bit!

Billy McKinney – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, as he hits leadoff, hitting .352.  Damn, was so close to picking him up.  Though, I did pick up Mikie Mahtook, so maybe my waiver wire goggles are fogged.  “Help!  It’s the fog of fantasy war!”  That’s me walking down a half-empty subway car.  Thinking I might make McKinney (say that fast 117 times!) the lede buy this week, so not sure how much I want to say, but he’s hitting near-.400 in the last week with three homers in the last ten games, so there’s a hot schmotato in his bones.

Michael Kopech – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.02, and another start of his was interrupted by rain.  He also gave up four homers:  Jeimer Candelario (3-for-6, 2 runs and his 17th homer); Ronny Rodriguez (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and his first legs); Mikie Mahtook (1-for-4 and his 7th homer) and JaCoby Jones (1-for-5 and his 10th homer).  So, when it’s not raining organically, Kopech is making it rain for other teams.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.47.  Live with me for a second, I had Foltynewicz, Ryu and Pivetta going yesterday.  Two easy matchups (Marlins/Mets) and one matchup where they pulled the goalie (Red Sox).  How many wins do I have to show for it?  Lady Luck, you’re a C**nt Hurdle!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .254.  The Dodgers have to be the worst best-looking team I’ve ever seen.  Brian Dozier (0-for-3, and now hitting 8th) must be like Elizabeth Jennings’ cyanide pill.  I’d say spoiler alert, but that cyanide pill got dropped from the storyline like Philip’s son in Russia.  Ooh, that definitely was a spoiler.  Hey, at least I didn’t say Martha dies.  Damn it!  I said that too.  But is it true?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  I’d love to see him get to 30 homers this year, but I’d also except, “Struggles to hit 22 homers, but lights the world on fire next year under a different manager, blaming everything on Dave Roberts.”

Kenley Jansen – Won’t travel to Colorado, so Ryan Madson and Kenta Maeda should see save chances.  A guy can’t go somewhere there’s high altitudes due to his heart, and you’re worried about your fantasy team.  Not judging, just saying what is going on here.  By the way, I don’t want to be a liberal, mouth breather, caring about other people and whatnot, but Jansen can’t travel to Colorado because of its elevation, are we at all worried about him traveling, ya know, anywhere in a plane?  Last I heard, planes travel at high elevations.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  His 2nd half ERA is 1.50.   The Mets really had to assemble a terrible hitting team to waste Wheeler, deGrom and Syndergaard.  They could’ve traded for J.A. Happ and Luke Voit and been a .500 team.

Charlie Morton – Will start on Saturday vs. the Red Sox.  Ground Chuck is a risky bet in Fenway, but maybe not dead meat.  Hiho!

Framber Valdez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.37.  Fun fact!  Framber is the name of the guy who plays the grapes in the Fruit of the Looms commercial.  Less fun fact, he’s a bullpen lefty arm who is overperforming in the majors and has a 6.9 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9.  I wouldn’t touch him unless desperate.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .231.  No knock on the CBS guys and their preseason ranking of Gattis in the top 20 overall, which is as legitimately crazy today as it was then, but does it bother any of you who use other people’s rankings when they see those people just move onto fantasy football?  Some ‘perts just don’t feel invested.  Maybe I’m too invested, this could definitely be true.  But when I see guys just drop baseball in August, it drives me crazy.  You told everyone to draft Gattis ridiculously high, and now you’re abandoning them to give terrible football advice, and then next year you will be back to give terrible baseball advice and on and on.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “If Bregman wins the MVP, it will be the first MVP won because J.D. Martinez got busted with PEDs the last week of the season.”

Willians Astudillo – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Phil Collins Voice, “A-a-astudillo.”

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  This was a big time buy from the Stream-o-Nator for this start to which I say, “Damn, should’ve trusted that big ol’ rusty robot.”

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer.  Why is Haniger hitting leadoff and Denard Span is hitting fifth?  Is Haniger Denard and Ben Revere’s long-lost triplet?  I know, Denard Span went 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and had a slam (11) and legs (8), but that’s besides the point.  He’s a leadoff man and Haniger is a five-hole hitter.  Guess we should be glad Dee Gordon’s hitting ninth and accept the small victories.

Jhoulys Chacin – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.70.  Don’t worry, Brewers fans, Curtis Granderson hit a home run to make it a close loss!  I hear Gio Gonzalez is going to be taking Junior Guerra’s spot in the rotation.  To which, Nats fans are sipping tea.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .304.  I haven’t a clue where I’m going to be putting him next year in the rankings.  Probably around 75-100 overall, but will it be enthusiastically?

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  At this point, I’m rooting for him to get his ERA just below 4.00, so people are bamboozled into drafting him again.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.23.  And two straight poor starts even with his 2nd half ERA barely being 2.00 means nothing anymore and goodbye.

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer.  Big game, hoorah, but something else is bothering me.  Is it me or does it feel like this year has more head-scratching substitutions?  Adams is having a great game, obviously locked in, feeling the love, it’s a close game and he gets pulled.  The Shildt Head did a number two in his brain.

Carlos Martinez – 2 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save.  Some clarity on the Cards’ bullpen!  *places head in door frame, slams door on head*  Before you call C-Mart the closer, I doubt he can return to the mound for at least three days.

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5.  OZUNA locked in finally.  Up until this week, OZUNA locked in milk can like Houdini.  OZUNA still Mr. Bumble bases loaded in 9th inning with one out.

Yairo Munoz – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, 2nd homer in three games and hitting near-.400 in that time, so hot schmotato alert!  But on a side note, this mad me laugh.  You know how douchebags (and Greek people) always say, “Gyro is pronounced year-o?”  Well, Munoz’s name is apparently the exact opposite, because yesterday the Nats’ announcers were like, “Year-o…”  “No, it’s jiro…”

Miles Mikolas – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners (0 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  Now has two subpar starts in his last three and three in his last five.  I wonder if the long season is starting to drag on this fine, mustachioed man.  Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I could see giving him one more to prove himself.

Kolten Wong – Activated from the DL.  I saw Wong activated by the Cardinals and immediately thought, “Great, another Vatican scandal.”

 
  1. Marti Harris says:
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    Where do you think acuna and story will be ranked next year?

  2. LenFuego says:
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    So with Bauer, Morton, Paxton, McCullers, Wacha, Hellickson, Morrow and Vizcaino on my DL entering this week, I was desperate enough to touch Framber Valdez … and I gotta tell ya, I feel pretty good about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LenFuego: I’m glad it worked out, but be careful

  3. Raymon says:
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    Who’s more likely to be fantasy relevant/sustain into next season, Voit or Choi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raymon: Neither, Voit

  4. Dr Easy says:
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    The Jays break the Glas…now! More importantly, Rowdy Tellez got a double in his first at-bat in the majors. He’s basically the Jays’ very own version of Fatt Adams. The Jays are going nowhere next year; would be nice to trade Smoak somewhere and make room for him.

    Why don’t we get altitude sickness when traveling by plane? Don’t know the answer (maybe it’s just that we don’t stay up there for too long?), but must be the same reason why Jansen is allowed to fly but not go to Coors.

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      @Dr Easy: Planes are pressurized, Denver mostly is not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Easy: Yeah, saw Rowdy carved MOM into the plate, very sweet… Rowdy’s a big softie! Cabin pressure likely, I was kinda kidding (but not entirely)

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Still in first after starting Glasnow!!

    b. Short schedule tonight so no questions.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for September 6

    All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Whew! B. So few games! C. That’s awesome! That’s my favorite, maybe

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        It borrows (funny Twain borrowing from you!!) from your comatose guy waking up to find Austin Barnes raking on September 4 and telling everyone: “See, Austin Barnes easily kicks Yaz$$’s a$$!” Guys?…

        As North Americans, we all have a little Twain in us.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m Twainy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m a Twain’er!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Be’Twain’er?

                • Ante Galic says:
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                  @Grey: Grey!!

                  Shania Twain wants her name back.

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Just realized they’re related!

  6. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    hilarious that nike (a multi billion dollar company) is pretending to leverage anti-crooked “establishment” government for profit. and it’ll probably work too. and in general the very people they are trying mostly to leverage are those exact people with little money too. “can’t afford to live on this min wage slave labor life wages but hell gotta buy these cool shoes sponsored by somebody else that hates the man keeping us down right”

    even MORE hilarious than this is the guy doing it saying he’s a man of the people or whatever he’ll sell it as (unless he actually gives large chunks of this extra money to say the legal budgets of those jailed for the things he’s “railing” against, or the ACLU/NAACP/black panthers or something like that). also in the even MORE category is the guy doing this never did anything like this back when he was actually a top of the sport QB , did he not know of such injustices back then? did he not hit the “age of politicization” yet until around age 28 when he had lost his starting job?

    even MORE MORE hilarious is the state of a country in which the level of racism is so high that a guy (who’s at least a bit black anyway) who brings up that it’s probably not cool to kill a bunch of unarmed people and just being able to get away with it and no punishments incurred is a major villain in the minds of millions of people, or even that’s it’s “controversial” to say that. if a white player was doing this nobody would’ve mentioned it more than once. can’t have the slaves getting uppidity.

    this whole thing is SOOOO mau mauing the flak catchers all over again (no i wasn’t alive when that came out).

    anywhoo, 16 team saves and holds sold separately, have romo, alexander, bradley, kela, raise the church, boxy, i try to get it balanced 3/3 with saves/holds guys, but alexander not doing much lately (both holds nor that well in general and demoted when maeda went down there), drop for any of: j.miller, holland, kelly, j.anderson, mchugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: In honor of Kap and Nike, I’m hiring a dozen 8-year-olds to sew swooshes on all my clothes

      Alexander for Kelly

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Kelly? Really? ‘Cause there’s two guys I see when the Red Sox and Angels are losing….Kelly (Red Sox) and Noe Ramirez (Angels).

        Don’t know who’s better than him from that group though so you’re probably right.

        Cheers, Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Ante! I was just going by A) who will be in most winning games B) who will get holds

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: yep, exactly, a man and a company selling the idea of “fighting the man” and “standing up for the people” while getting billions/millions (in his case), selling sweatshop labor shoes/clothes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  7. DegenerateBeast says:
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    I feel like Bregman gets very little love around here. VERY LITTLE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DegenerateBeast: Altuve even said, “When he does what he’s doing and isn’t tall enough to ride a roller coaster, call me.”

  8. Scott says:
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    Brandon lowe is showing up as the highest rated player over the last 2 weeks in my league. I looked at what he did in aaa and was intrigued by his power spike and walk rate since I am in an obp league and he qualifies at 2b/OF. He wasn’t very highly ranked on most prospect lists, but it looks like he has found / grown into his power. Will he play enough to be worth an add in a 10 teamer that starts 5 OF with a mi spot. I need to make sure I am getting counting stats and guys are playing this time of year. I also am getting zero help from correa and albies. Correa is in my util spot. I also have OF’s dinged up and they don’t put guys on the dl now. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, I’d grab him

  9. Harley Earl says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    Hey, remember around the all-star break when you wrote something about Story having a ho-hum second half? I do! And remember when I told you Story was about to quietly embark on the best season of his career? I do! Your response was “I hope you’re right.” … Well, not to say I told you so but … !!!

    Wow, what a finish this kid is putting on. It’s one helluva Story! Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harley Earl: Haha, I’m glad for him, I am, I like Story

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Grey: Oh I know you do! You gave me the impression he was on one of your teams somewhere!

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Next year – Bryant or Story (same keeper price)?

  11. Nitro says:
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    ROS:

    Bader or Ozuna

  12. The Skrimmer says:
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    Bench Correa for C. Hernandez? Will Correa start hitting again or is it a lost cause for the final weeks of the fantasy season?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Skrimmer: hasn’t cesar been even worse for a long time. this isn’t like a “should i play b.lowe or mondesi over correa” here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Skrimmer: I’d play Correa, but agree with Harrow

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: in an AL only i’ll make playoffs but i won’t compete with the top 2 teams as i had correa as a 1st round keeper and drafted swiggy pretty early (alonso now my best 1B, mancini close but he’s in OF), not last year early, but still, that’s nearly 2 high picks mostly wasted. good news is i might be able to not keep correa, and trade a 2nd rounder for stanton (a guy has both of stanton/judge but can’t keep both since they are both 1st rounders, and i can talk him into stanton for a 2nd probably)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  13. Doc Samson says:
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    There are a couple of things in the universe I will never understand: Mr. Burns infatuation with Marge Simpson, “enchantress!”, and how I gained points in pitching yesterday by starting both Glasnow and Koepach.

    On another note, the Dodgers have to figure out what to do with Jansen. This is no laughing matter.

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      Grey says:
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      @Doc Samson: HA, nice… Yeah, I know on Jansen, it is frightening

  14. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    who would you stream? what order:

    Bassitt vs TEX
    STraily @ Pit
    Nova @ Mia

    Thanks!

    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: None? Nova, Straily, if had to

  15. The Situation says:
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    Hey @Grey:

    I’ve been relying very heavily on the amazingly accurate Stream-o-Nator this fantasy Postseason and its gotten me to my League Finals- so, first off, thank you and @Rudy for that.

    For a H2H, 6×6 (QS instead of Wins) 2-week League Final, which 3 starters would you go with?

    Junis: vs. CWS vs. MIN @DET
    Anibal: @SFG vs. STL vs. PHI
    Lucchesi: @SEA vs. SFG @LAD
    Musgrove: @STL @MIL vs. MIL
    Heaney: vs. TEX vs. SEA @HOU
    Chen: @NYM vs. WAS N/A

    I know you really like Musgrove, but based on (1) strength of schedule and (2) current form, I’m leaning toward the first 3, but would like to get your opinion.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Situation: Glad SON’s working for you! You’re right, Musgrove’s schedule is not good

      Junis, Chen, Heaney

      • aburakoff says:
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        @Grey: Why do you think Heaney gets a 29.3 from SON for his 9/10 home start vs. TEX?

        Really hard to trust Heaney right now looking at his last numbers for the last 30 days.

        Post-All-Star Break, TEX has scored the most runs in the League.

        But for the season, TEX has scored the 28th most runs in Away games, so maybe the high rating is tied to TEX being on the road.

        It’ll also be Heaney’s 3rd start against TEX in his last 5 starts. He’s also faced HOU twice recently, so does that familiarity help or hurt his cause?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bc Heaney has good peripherals and Rangers are terrible road team

  16. Willie, Mickey and the Duke says:
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    We are a hair away after two wins agains NYY and LAD. (Fiers and Wheeler). Our week starts Friday and our moves are today. I’m chasing wins and era. I can get Straily (at Pitt and at Mets), Holland ( at Milwaukee, home v Atlanta). I have Anderson ( pitches v Holland and at Cubs)
    Which two do I go with? As you often say…anything to move up in the standings.
    Desperate times call for desperate measures

  17. The Situation says:
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    Hey @Grey:

    I’ve been relying very heavily on the amazingly accurate Stream-o-Nator this fantasy Postseason and its gotten me to my League Finals. So, first off, thank you and @Rudy for that.

    For a H2H, 6×6 (QS instead of Wins) 2-week League Final, which 3 starters would you go with?

    Junis: vs. CWS vs. MIN @DET
    Anibal: @SFG vs. STL vs. PHI
    Lucchesi: @SEA vs. SFG @LAD
    Musgrove: @STL @MIL vs. MIL
    Heaney: vs. TEX vs. SEA @HOU
    Chen: @NYM vs. WAS N/A

    I know you really like Musgrove, but based on (1) strength of schedule and (2) current form, I’m leaning toward the first 3, but I’d would love to get your opinion.

    Thanks!

    • aburakoff says:
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      @The Situation: Shit, sorry for the double post!

  18. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    this is hilarious, benched otani the hitter in a league after i read about his LAA team finally realizing openly that he needs TJ about 9 months later. figured he’d, ya know not play when that kind of news comes out. hope i don’t go out of playoffs in that league. due to puig/goldy not playing i DID still play him elsewhere though.

    – due to our stupid human brains we’re now told to believe that guys that just announced torn elbow tendons make for really good power/speed threats as hitters. damn pattern searching brain.

  19. aburakoff says:
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    Hey @Grey:

    I’ve been relying very heavily on the amazingly accurate Stream-o-Nator this fantasy Postseason and its gotten me to my League Finals- so, first off, thank you and @Rudy for that.

    For a H2H, 6×6 (QS instead of Wins) 2-week League Final, which 3 starters would you go with?

    Junis: vs. CWS vs. MIN @DET
    Anibal: @SFG vs. STL vs. PHI
    Lucchesi: @SEA vs. SFG @LAD
    Musgrove: @STL @MIL vs. MIL
    Heaney: vs. TEX vs. SEA @HOU
    Chen: @NYM vs. WAS N/A

    I know you really like Musgrove, but based on (1) strength of schedule and (2) current form, I’m leaning toward the first 3, but I’d love to get your opinion.

    Thanks!

    • aburakoff says:
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      @aburakoff: … and sorry for the TRIPLE post. Amateur hour over here. Thanks!

  20. Tinman95 says:
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    Who would you drop when Wacha comes off the DL?

    Ryu
    Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tinman95: Is he coming off the DL? What are these other SPs matchups?

      • Tinman95 says:
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        @Grey: He just started a rehab assignment, so he could be back by next week. Ryu is at Cincy next week, and Musgrove is at St. Louis.

        • Grey

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          I hope he’s back… Musgrove is worst of those 2 matchups

  21. MattH says:
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    Preach it, Grey. It’s why I come back year after year (day after day). Do you think the CBS guys even know Gattis hit 25 homers? It shocks me that experts in the industry are hanging it up in August. Keep up the good work, and thank you for all your time and advice.

    • Grey

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      @MattH: That seriously drives me nuts, they honestly don’t care what they say in March

  22. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great writeup Grey!

    Shocking news out of LAA…pause…pause….NOOOOT!
    As an Ohtani owner, literally everybody knew this was going to happen, still annoying.

    Anyways, just got offered Tildaddy straight up for Trout. Too early and not enough (yes, that’s what she said)? Ask for more? Or wait until it’s too late?

    Thanks!

  23. Crime Dog says:
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    Billy mcklinley or franmil?