Not since Rollie Fingers’s mustache left his face in the middle of the night in July, 1979, and impregnated my mother, during one of her weaker moments, after being told her ravioli wasn’t as good as her mother’s, has a mustache had such a remarkable evening. Yes, I’m saying that to you today. The mustache that impregnated my mother that usually laid on the upper lip of Rollie Fingers was not as great as Spencer Strider‘s. Do you know how hard it is for me to admit this? Spencer Strider (8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 16 Ks, ERA at 2.67. ) is having such a ridiculous season his ERA is 2.67; his xFIP is 2.33. That’s right, he’s been unlucky! Spencer Strider came into the year with a 45-grade from Fangraphs. Itch ranked Strider behind Langeliers and Cristian Pache in the Braves’ system. This is not to disparage either. This is to say, no one saw this coming. For 2023 fantasy, Spencer Strider can’t get better, can he? I just told you, he’s been unlucky! His command could get better; his strikeouts are prolly maxed out. I don’t see Strider getting better, maybe staying similar for 2023 fantasy. That’s still really good! I wouldn’t be shocked to see Spencer Strider as my 1st pitcher selected in some leagues in 2023 fantasy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Michael Harris II – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer. What’s kinda funny is you sit there in a keeper league draft — even an NL-Only one — and you’re like, “I have to keep Jazz Chisholm and Ozzie Albies, even though they’re crazy expensive, because there’s just no one else I want,” then you get to September and so many guys have come up and surprised the world that you’re now like, “I have to keep Michael Harris, The Dos, and Strider, because there’s no one else I want,” and you get to next year, and more guys emerge you never expected. It’s kinda magical, in a nerdy way, which is the best kind of magical.
Austin Riley – 2-for-4 and his 33rd homer. Can’t go later than top 15 overall, right? The lack of steals bums me out, but Riley or Freeman? Riley, right?
Oswald Peraza – Today’s title was, “Yanks Are Finally Pattin’ Oswald,” and Peraza was supposed to be the lede, then Spencer Strider happened. So, you get two ledes today! Oswald Peraza is being called up by the Yankees to replace Oswaldo Cabrera, as Oswego, New York just sits there, biding its time, waiting to be seen. Yesterday, in Oswad Peraza’s final minor league game, he homered. Too bad the Yankees didn’t have a game yesterday or he could’ve been starring in the straight-to-Roku movie about Joel Youngblood, Weird Joel. Oswald Peraza replacing Oswaldo Cabrera is massively confusing. Instead of shaving, can the Yankees ask one to change their name? How does Babaloo Peraza sound? Cabriolet Cabrera? Pick one and let’s move on. Here’s what Prospect Itch has to say about him, “A right-handed hitter listed at 6’0” 165 lbs, Oswald Peraza gets power from the quality of his contact more than raw strength and could continue his upward arc in that department. It’s hard to know where that will ultimately settle, but it’s easy to put Peraza high on any prospect list. Now a list of people to punch would feature Grey.” Okay, that’s not cool. This year Pereza has gone 18/33/.258 in 384 ABs at Triple-A, and he was on Itch’s top 100 prospect list, where he was below Oswaldo Cabrera, which doesn’t track for me, but I guess Itch has his reasons. If nothing else, Peraza should be able to get on base and run. He’s a worthwhile gamble in every league. At least, until Oswego, New York comes up.
Clayton Kershaw – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.59, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Weeks should start with you wearing tuxedos on Monday, then get progressively less formal until ending on Casual Fridays.”
Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Not an easy matchup, but Bassitt didn’t make it seem very ruff. Streamonator loves his next, and I agree. Bassitt is a good start, aren’t you, boy?
Ken Waldichuk – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Would like to see an All-Star Game with him vs. Grichuk with Gonsolin mic’d up in the dugout for the Chuk/Chuk/Goose trifecta. Can someone make this happen? No? Okay, cool. I watched the A’s/Nats so you didn’t have to, and Waldichuk didn’t look like he knew where the plate was at times, but also was getting squeezed. Interesting fastball/change combo, but not anywhere close to being startable this year.
Shea Langeliers – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. When the A’s decline to pay Sean Murphy around $1.7 million, and trade him for $45K to the Yankees, Langeliers’s 2023 draft price is going to go up, but just know I’m interested before it makes sense to be interested. By the by, the A’s must’ve been so sick of being told to ‘Pay up’ for their players, they went out and got Payamps.
Joey Meneses – 4-for-6,2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .354. Joey Meneses better than Joey Menopause for real for real for real for real. Meneses won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I gave you a Joey Meneses fantasy two weeks ago, and I’ve been talking about him ever since. Don’t make me go back there!
Adolis Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .255. Recently, his 23-game hitting streak ended, but, ya know, as everyone says, Adolis can’t make contact. Ow! Eye roll headache.
Jonathan Hernandez – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86, and his 1st blown save. He did this against the Red Sox, because he’s a nice guy, and wanted the Red Sox to know, “Every team’s got some crappy relievers not just you!”
Alex Verdugo – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th homer. Verdugo’s got the power of a Nico Hoerner, and the speed of Nick Castellanos. Just fantastic stuff. Call him Alex Castellanos. Wait, that’s someone, isn’t it?
Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. Gunnar and Mountcastle sounds like the jankiest Bollywood remake of Top Gun as they skirt around trademark law. “I’ll be your leg man any time, Gunnar!”
Cedric Mullins – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. We all pretty much nailed the fact that Mullins wasn’t a 30/30 guy like he was last year, but he’s been more worthwhile than I expected, top 30 on the Player Rater is actually way more worthwhile.
Anthony Santander – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer. Ant-Sant lift a rubber tree plant, but he’s got high hopes of getting to 30 homers this year.
Kyle Bradish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.17. Trying to remember back to before the Orioles were good and can’t do it. Was it recent? Hmm…Really? “Of or related to Brad” is not a safe start anywhere, and don’t let Bradish’s quickish work of the Guardians make you thinkish different.
Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.06. The Biebs is gonna be a tough guy to rank next year. I want to believe in the new Biebs that doesn’t need to throw hard or strike out everyone, but, also, kinda, sorta, interjection, wanna see the Biebs that does throw hard and strikes out everyone.
Christian Walker – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer. He’s gonna end the year with 35 homers, and you’re gonna be kicking yourself you didn’t grab him five months ago. Then, to compound it, you’re gonna draft him next year and he’ll have 14 homers in 2023 with a .175 average.
Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.84. Is Kelly doing worse than, say, Robbie Ray? Trick question! They’re right by each other on the Player Rater, and you can guess which is higher.
Brandon Woodruff – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.54. Brewers “Always Fantastic Pitching” has been kinda meh at times this year, huh?
Christian Yelich – Left the game with neck discomfort. It happened when he did a double take after looking at his 2019 stats.
Ty France – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and his third homer this week, and third homer since I told you to drop him last week. France is owning me like I’m Senegal.
Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. I don’t even care, I want to draft Jul-Rod in the top three already next year. Tildaddy has a bum knee; Fun the Jewels has a bum worm; Sexy Dr. Pepper is a bum and forgot how to hit. Julio Rodriguez is who I want!
Logan Gilbert – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.35. What did you say? Logan Gilbert will be 2023’s Shane McClanahan? Oh, I like how you’re thinking. Any other thoughts? A word not used in formal conversation is a colloquialism, then why is colloquialism such a formal-sounding word? Um…Well, you had one good thought.
Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.17. Ed-Rod gave up a home run to Jul-Rod, and Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time there was a Rod taking a Rod deep since a cellblock at Riker’s in June, and I don’t even know what Elias is talking about. Any hoo! I missed streaming Ed-Rod, because I missed the start of the game, because I misread my clock. Sometimes it’s better to be dumb than smart. Streamonator likes his next one, and I’m fine going back in one him, if you need it.
Johnny Cueto – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.93. Since this was on in the afternoon, I decided to watch Cueto, and I can understand where his success is coming from. He’s got more looks than Cher.
A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and, if not for a great catch by Drew Waters, Pollock would’ve had a 2nd homer. Wonder if after Nimmo saved a homer on Wednesday, Waters was like, “Oh, I see how to do it.” From Nimmo to Waters? Who’s singing their praises, Frank Ocean? Any hoo! Pollock won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell column, but he’s clearly hot.
Eloy Jimenez – Left the game with leg soreness. No way! Really? Are you sure? ILoy? I don’t believe it.
Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .289. White Sox are a good case example of why batting average doesn’t matter. Their whole team is hitting for a good average, and the only thing it’s doing is got them leading in singles, like they’re a bunch of strippers.
Luis Robert – Left to be with his wife for the birth of his child, but wasn’t placed on the paternity list, because A) The White Sox like playing a man down. B) They’ve been without Luis Robert so long already they forgot he was on their team. C) There’s no C. D) The White Sox don’t know how to make transactions. E) La Russa’s been gone since April, and interim manager, Miguel Cairo, has been Weekend at Bernie’s’ing him, and now that Cairo can’t hide under Tony’s jersey, moving his arms, he’s too nervous to make any moves in public. My money’s on E.
THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME
God, that part about random guys coming up and surprising? That’s why I’m so good at fantasy baseball where you can luck into a winning lottery ticket; and why I’m so bad at hockey, where you’re somehow supposed to know some rando is going to turn into Kucherov or Elias Lindholm like 5 years before it actually happens.
In a 5×5 league and every hitter category is close, currently losing hits and steals.
A) Would you replace STL’s Donovan (vs CHC) with any of these shortstops for the weekend series?
– Nick Gordon @ CWS (Martin-R, Cease-R, Giolito-R) +HR/+SB
– Kyle Farmer vs COL (Freeland-L, Marquez-R, Urena-R) +Home Park
– Brendan Rodgers @ CIN (Cessa-R, Lidolo-L, Chase Anderson-R) -Away, -Doesn’t Steal
– Ezequiel Duran @ BOS (Pivetta-R, Bello-R, Krawford-R) -Low OPS, ~HR/SB
– Arroyo vs TEX (Keuchel-L, Allard-L, Dunning-R) -Sir Sits-A-Lot
– Baez vs KC (Lynch-L, Heasley-R, Singer-R) *Sucks against Righties, ~HR/SB
– Hoerner @ STL (Montgomery-L, Wainwright-R, Mikolas-R) -Tough series and steals less likely
B) Also, my utility Matt Olson is ice cold and I need Steals! Would you start Corbin Carroll (doesn’t play every day) or pick up and start Jake McCarthy (vs MIL: Lauer-L, Burnes-R, Alexander-R) or Bubba Thompson who has the easier matchup and is a steals machine (@BOS: Pivetta-R, Bello-R, Krawford-R)?
McCarthy Reynolds or Cutch for ILoy who’s on my bench? Kinda liking McCarthy because he qualifies at all 3 OF positions and plays late on the west coast which makes it easier to sub him in
Who’ve you got in a keeper – Miranda or Vargas? Leaning the latter
Margot or Meneses as a 4th OF for 12-team H2H playoffs? Thank you.
Best keeper pitcher (10tm H2H league with QS instead of Wins)?
Freddy Peralta $3
All of them? Damn…Nice keepers…I guess Strider for now, but if the Braves go deep into playoffs and Strider throws a lot of IP, might change
Only 5 keepers and I have good bat options (Mookie $12, Lindor $10, Adolis Garcia $6, Riley Greene $10, Carroll $10, Jazz $14, Buxton $7, Josh Jung $1) so I’m thinking I only have room for 1 SP going into next year.
Bieber $23 – One of my 5 keepers going into this year
Verlander $19 – Traded Christian Javier $1 and Andrew Vaughn $1
Freddy Peralta $3 – Traded Baz $1 (minors) and Jeffrey Springs (!!!) to a roster-strapped manager when Peralta got hurt
Urias $26 – Drafted
Strider $10 – FA pickup (held him through his time as a RP and his first few shaky starts)
Gonsolin $10 – I really wanted Kopech $7 early in the season when I thought he would be special, so I traded Kenley & Gorman $1 for Kopech, and Gonsolin was just a throw-in! He’s been the regression-candidate-that-never-was ever since ?
I’m always a bit concerned about the big K guys in a QS league because their pitch counts are higher and managers love pulling them at 5 2/3 IP. I’m actually hoping Peralta shows that he has returned to form in the next month… he’s definitely the best value. Is Verlander too old to consider even though he’s pitching like it’s 2011?
I had Strider in a league where the amount of good pitching on the wire is absurd. I had picked up Strider a few times as a reliever with okay to bad results. Someone dropped him after he had been starting a few games. I see he has a nice home matchup against the Giants. I then see him get steamrolled by the Giants with Austin effing Wynns driving in 4. His velocity i seriously down the entire outing, and the Braves hadn’t been letting him pitch much past the 5th anyway. So I dropped him. Sonofa…..
I think that’s when the majority of people dropped him. I was close, but the news was the Braves we’re going to keep giving him a chance. I just couldn’t quit those sweet, sweet Ks.
ok. Last one, then have a great weekend, lol.
Kwan isnt producing as he was, and his sched is blah (Sea,Sea,@KC (3days), off then MIN.
I was looking at:
Menses (@NYM,@NYM, @STL (4days) ouch!
Sheets (MIN, MIN, @SEA (3), @OAK (YAY!)
Sheets looks like a Better play..Thoughts?
10 team 5×5 standard NL only roto. Who do you like next week and ROS – Jace Peterson or Spencer Steer? Stolen bases are important with close category race – shocker!
Thanks. Who do prefer between Steer and Toglia ROS?
NL only league sounds brutal.
My plus are tingling at the thought of Esteury Ruiz swiping bags over the next 30 days. Think the Brewers plan on playing him? Been great in AAA.
Do you lean Ruiz or Bubba T for swipes ROS?
*plums, dang it!
I was like, “my plus” what?
I doubt it on Ruiz, but I’d try him…Bubba prolly out-produces him
Grey, do you like Margot or Nootbar more ROS for steals ?
For steals? Margot
Playoff time in 12-team H2H! Please pick 2: Meneses, Happ, McCarthy. Thanks!
Hey Grey, pickup Mr. Meneses over any of these? 12-team redraft
Was able grab Gimenez awhile back as my 2B but with France on the wire still, should I look at add France back or stay put? My drop options are Gimenez, LuBob, Pham or Verdugo. Thanks for all your insight and morning write ups.
France over Verdugo
For the first time since April 13, there is a new SP at the top of the 2022 Best 100 Pitching Starts. Strider’s 8 IP/2 Hit/16 K gem knocked out Kershaw’s 13 K in 7 perfect innings start!
Strider also occupies the 71st and 78th slots on the list.
Wow! I was thinking it might make the top, crazy
In the semis of my 16-team OPS keeper. Do I stick with JDM as my LF or swap in H. Ramirez, Friedl, N. Gordon, or B. Donovan?
I’d hold now that he homered twice recently
I know I’m treading on hollowed ground but what is your take on Gunnar and Witt Jr? ROS/ career? Any chance Gunnar is a preferred piece in a even up swap? Witt has time in grade but…..
Both are top 12 guys overall…Witt’s AVG might be lower…Both are 30/30 guys…Gunnar will be above him as soon as this time next year
You like Gunnar that much huh? Perennial top 12 player? Didn’t expect that high of praise.
Yeah, I think so, assuming he matures into what I expect, which is power/speed/good average
like trevor story w/out the injury history
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots
1) Story of this year is waiting too long on Hayes to produce and all 3B fill ins have not panned out. Like at this point, I guess the logical choice would be to pick up L. Rengifo for my 3B slot right ?
2) At the same time, would you say Torkelson or Jung is even a better keeper than Hayes for 2023 at this point (both players are on the wire)
3) Any other pick ups you’d make from wire and who would you be dropping?
BAT – S. Torkelson, W. Merrifield, J. Profar, J. Meneses, J. Candelario, L. Nootbaar, L. Rengifo, E. Escobar, K. Farmer, B. Donovan, D. Fletcher, G. Urshela, H-S. Kim, A. Pujols, J. Segura, A. McCutchen, J. Fraley, E. Rivera,
PIT – Ed. Rodriguez, K. Bradish, D. Kremer, A. Oller, D. German, R. Contreras, A. Voth, A. Civale, Z. Davies, J. Gray, M. Gore*IL (stash)
RP –J. Herget, R. Montero, A. Ottavino, J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz, M. Melancon,
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. India
3B – K. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – G. Henderson
LF – A. Garcia
CF –K. Marte
RF – M. Betts
Util – R. Greene
BN – C. Yelich *DTD
BN – E. Jimenez *DTD
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera
P – J. Urquidy
BN –C. Javier
BN – M. Wacha
BN – D. Smyly
BN – G. Kirby
IL – M. Kopech *IL15
IL – L. Severino *IL60
Yes, Rengifo over Hayes 2. Could both being better, Jung would be my guess 3. Pitchers are streamers
HAHA! great job today Grey! Thanks.
I went on a ‘shopping spree’ These past 10 days or so when Alvarez and LuBob were out: I got ALL the fancy names, lol.
Alvarez is expected back today, so which 2 would you NOT start this weekend (10tm Roto)?:
1) Alvarez @LAA
2) Kwan vs SEA
3) Corbin vs MIL
4) McCarthy vs MIL
5) Reyes @ STL
6) Gunnar vs OAK
Also, any thoughts on the Empire’s Oswald Peraza call-up? Grab? if so, would you drop: Grissom, Lindor, Adames, Torres? (no-keepers).
Ugh..brain fart, I read your comments above on him, but that was at the beginning, so when I got to the end, I forgot. HAHAHA. Sorry! I was also excited because I had Strider yesterday..forgive me. Still, would you drop Grissom, Lindor, Adames, or Torres for him, or nah? (seems like a nah)…Thanks!
Ha, No problem
Over Gleyber is a flyer I could see
Thanks! Franmil, Kwan
Thank you! one more: what do you think of streaming KluBot on Sunday vs NYY? He was respectable (6IP, 4H,2ER,1BB,8K,3.00ERA) @ NY a couple of weeks ago. I NEED to have a QS, and a W.
Thanks and have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend!
I don’t know how dire you need Kluber, but I wouldn’t
Oh, it’s in Tampa? Then it’s fine…I was confused bc you said he was @NYY last time…I could see starting him, sorry
oh, ok, thanks!
Hello Grey. Very funny stuff as usual.
Glad to see my two White Sox OFs made the roundup for the totally wrong reasons. God they suck. And of course I have Lou Rob started and Eloy on the Bench, and Eloy actually does something this week. WTF!
So would you dare do Meneses for either of these guys? I also have Carroll on the Bench, but not sure who to drop. I want to drop someone! I need to drop someone!
Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League by the way.
Oh, and I love reading about Strider after dumping him two months back! I mean who needs those numbers.
And the only reason I have C. Walker in my other league is because I am in last place. If I was competing, he would have been long gone, which is very telling.
Thanks much Grey and have a nice holiday weekend.
Thanks! Lou Bob and Eloy definitely suck! Haha
Meneses over LouBob
What to do with Gonsolin here? Needs an MRI today, does not sound good. Droppable or hold for next season?
Prolly droppable, but can wait for MRI at this point
…..Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh-no
I got to keep on movin’
ROTO redraft Yandy over Miranda ROS at 3B Grey?
Better lotto ticket, hold Cruz or Miranda or drop one and add Toglia?
Cruz for Toglia
Need 2 catchers for ROS. 6×6 OBP league:
Grandal, J. Heim, or Langeliers
I have some questions for keepers for next season since you talked about it in the lede. I can keep 2 players for next season with a 2 round appreciation year to year. Trea Turner in the 3rd and Juan Soto in the 6th were my keepers this year. I’ve already decided to put Turner back in since he would cost me a 1st round pick and there is a chance I could just pick him depending on my draft spot. So that leaves me with:
Soto in the 4th AND one of:
deGrom in the 10th
Strider in the 10th
Harris II in the 10th
With our format, I can basically keep any of those 3 guys for 5 additional years after this year if I keep them until they appreciate up to the 2nd round.
Is it crazy to even ask this? deGrom vs Strider really just falls to their age.
I could also put Soto back and keep one of the pitchers and Harris and then one of them would just have to be put in the 9th round.
TL;DR: Soto and deGrom would be killer keepers but those other 2 guys have been so good I’m starting to question…
Strider over deGrom
saves ROS– Nick Martinez or Alexis Diaz
Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department. Man, I’ve missed that guy. Glad he’s back from sexual harassment training- he’s going to be so good at it now.
When I looked at a site’s headline that Ekit was removed in the 3rd inning due to some injury, I immediately hit “refresh” since I assumed it was 2-days old.
A few weeks ago, I noted that typically I get 1 (albeit 1) start/day from Eloy and Robert; I was wrong. Would you believe that of my 1st 4 picks (Tatis; Albies; Robert; and Eloy) — the one who gave me the most PAs might be Albies?
Yeah, it’s so frustrating
a. Had a real question. Who is the drop for Estuery Ruiz’ ascension from Triple A in my 4×4 dynasty league? I’m in 2nd. 4×4=OBP, TB, SB, RC x SVH, QS, K/9, WHIP.
Mookie, Garrett, McCarthy, Leody, Michael A Taylor
Kerry Carpenter, Marte
Bench Drury, Brujan, O Cabrera, India, Berti, Arozarena, Fraley
MiLB Harris, Estuery, JWalker, Tovar, Cowser, Gutierrez, JLowe, Yasser Mercedes, Outman
SP Manoah, Cease, Roansy, Lodolo, Musgrove, Ryan
RP Alexis Diaz, Doval, Fairbanks, Hendriks, Hughes, JLope, Montero, Robertson
IL Gonsolin, Kopech, Paxton
MiLB Bibee, Eury Perez, Tiedemann, Logan T Allen, Hence
Unlimited moves, unlimited IL (hence Paxton). I know question for The Itch, but Sunday is a long way away in this daily league. Maybe Scary Kerry Carpenter, maybe Fraley, maybe Stone, maybe Hughes. Cabrera could get sent down but…
b. Same team, same setup as in ‘a’ above. Who’s the drop for Oswald Peraza?
c. Have a good weekend!
d. George Carlin quote of the day for September 2, 2022
‘If my car should be in such a position where I can’t quite see what’s going on, can’t get a good enough look, I’m not the least bit shy about asking the police to bring the bodies over a little closer to the car. “Pardon me, officer, would you mind dragging that twisted-looking chap over here a little closer to the car, please? My wife has never seen anyone shaped quite like that. Look at that, Sugar Lips! That’s his ribcage sticking out the glove compartment. Thank you, officer, that’ll be all. You can throw him back on the pile.”‘
From Complaints and Grievances (2001), #Keepthetrafficmoving,PLEASE!
Gotta be Fraleyor Carpenter…If you want Carpenter’s potential upside, then Fraley since he’s just a hot schmotato and he’s not even hot anymore
B. The other one, then…Carp
C. You too!
Nico Verdugo from Senegal…
LouBob. Been a rough one this year.
Not great, Bob!
Drafted Spencer Strider with the last pick of a keeper draft bc he was balling in the spring. I thought he’d be my first drop but he turned into my ace. Fantasy baseballers are unpredictable.
In my RCL I drafted Jram and Mookie Best as my first two picks. Then took Story Castellanos Peralta Baez Stanton. Ugh.
Merrill Kelly has been a stud. Kelly before Ray?
PS F*** 2nd base… Story. Baez. Albies. India. Lowe. I guess Semien bounced back.
Ha, very nice on Strider!
Kelly’s been great, yeah
Semien doesn’t seem that bad now
Good morning Razz!
Gunnar Henderson or Correa rest of season?