This is going to blow your mind.  Before you read any further, I want you to take some precautions.  Grab some masking tape from your “Never Used Shizz” drawer and wrap it around your head.  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  You didn’t just wrap your head with masking tape, covering your eyebrows, did you?  Hmm, well, when you remove that tape, you’re gonna look like Phil Simms.  (Hint:  He’s got no eyebrows.)  Okay, I told you to avoid Tommy Pham in the preseason, due to his draft price, and ranked him 31st for all outfielders.  On our Player Rater going into yesterday’s game, he was ranked 31st.  *does Ace Ventura victory dance on the porch*  I have exorcised the demon!  Yesterday, he had one of his best games of the season, if not best (yes, too lazy to look), he went 3-for-5 with his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .266, but hitting .327 on the Rays, and if he wasn’t derailed by an injury when he first arrived in Tampa, he’d be doing better (or worse as his BABIP stabilized; it’s ~.500 in September).  I could see letting up on my hate on Pham in 2019, but he’s still old and has stopped running, so the price will need to be much more reasonable.  Okay, you can remove the tape now.  Hey, eyebrows are overrated (like Tommy Pham coming into this year).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Wendle – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 14th steal, hitting .302, and seven for his last nine, and hitting over .300 in 451 at-bats, so it’s about time we accepted Mr. Wendle for who he is:  the 5th runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year, and a slap hitter with some speed.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .273.  *The Gangly Manbird and David Wright pull the bullpen cart up to Beltre’s house*  “Hop in!”  “Promise not to pat my head?”  *David Wright sticks out his hand*  “Pinkie swear–Shoot, I think I hyperextended my pinkie.”

Austin Meadows – Will be called up by the Rays.  Before you say, “Man, how cheap are those Rays to suppress Meadows, who was already playing with the Pirates before he was traded to Tampa?”  Let me explain a cold hard fact to you, the Rays’ Triple-A affiliate was playing for the Triple-A National Championship, bucko!  If major league teams are not playing for minor league championships, what are they playing for?  You have no answer, because I’ve totally stumped you!

Aroldis Chapman – Returned from the DL.  Driving him to the stadium was an ex-girlfriend he handcuffed to the steering wheel.

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer, hitting .297.  On our Player Rater, who’s more valuable on the year, Edwin Encarnacion or Andujar?  Yeah, you got that one wrong.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Props to Severino for the world’s longest game of playing possum.

Luke Voit – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer.  He has so much Maas appeal, Kevin Maas is about to file a trademark infringement case.  Obviously, Voit should be owned, which I’ve backdated to mid-August.

David Price – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  For a brief moment in the 2nd inning, Price and Severino’s ERAs were identical.  That’s something you didn’t think you’d see in March.  In March, their ERAs were both 0.00.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.

Trevor Story – Went to Arizona to receive treatment on his ‘still totally intact UCL.’  The Rockies manager Bud Black said, “It is truly encouraging to see where he is.”  Unless the Rockies are now playing in Arizona, I think he might be overstating things.

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.74.  I don’t want to even go there, which is what I say right before I go there, but Buehler’s rookie season is about fifty times better than Kershaw’s.  So, Kershaw’s won three Cy Youngs…Holy crap, Buehler is going to win 150 Cy Young awards.  That would be a record.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Puig is a mental patient, but Dave Roberts should be for not starting Puig right now and isn’t seeking help.  He’s one of the hottest bats in the league.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.57 vs. Jimmy Yacabonis – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.34.  This matchup was billed as, “If the Jays faced the O’s, would anyone care?  But no one cared to answer.”

Billy McKinney – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .287.  I likely won’t be writing a McKinney sleeper post this offseason, but I am low-key interested in him.  Jays should presumably be better next year and McKinney could run into some power.  He is so not a leadoff hitter that it’s pretty baffling, but Gibbons knows he’s not coming back and I think he’s got a carpool dummy managing the team.

Trevor Bauer – Will return to the Indians’ rotation on Friday.  The good news, he’ll be starting.  The bad news, I have him on my bench in a weekly league.  The neither good or bad news, he’ll only pitch a few innings.  The unrelated news, I want The Deuce to be so much better.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Great start, but he didn’t get the win in a meaningless game, so Murray Chass is placing his hand under his armpit and making fart noises.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, a grand salami, which is kosher, and his 2nd homer in as many games, and I am actively picking him up in all my leagues before…I…finish…this…sentence…

Jose Abreu – Was released from the hospital where he was treated for an ingrown hair on his leg.  Would’ve expected that more from a Brazilian player.  At least now when Abreu gets a homer, we’ll have the home run call, “Abreu loves those bikini whacks!”

Dylan Covey – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.33.  After the game, Covey dined on dolphin meat and slandered the middle class.  You’re a monster!

Daniel Palka – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer.  Hot schmotato alert all day e’ery day this week, believe it.  In bigger picture, Palka is adding more and more helium to his 2019 draft price, which is less cool.

Wil Myers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  “It’s best if we just drop the body out of the helicopter and grab it when we get down there–Whoa!  Hold on a second!  Myers is alive?!”  All jokes aside, 11 homers?  I know he’s been hurt this year, but is he swinging with his eyes closed?  Can someone check on him?

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and four hits the game before.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brandon Belt – Likely done for the season with a knee injury.  When you type “Brandon Belt” into Google, the first suggestion is “Brandon Belt is injured of course dur.”  By the by, the first suggestion for “Grey Albright” is “who is Grey Albright’s Cougs?”  Y’all nosey!

Chris Stratton – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Man, he set us up good.  Nine-inning, two-hit shutout vs. the Rockies, then goes to San Diego and takes us and our fantasy team to a cliff and hands us an anvil.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.42 on the Cubs, 3.90 overall.  Because of our godforsaken innings limits this year in the RCL, before this game, I was like, “If I start him against the Diamondbacks’ B squad and get a nine-inning shutout, it will be worth the innings even if it means I can’t chase saves as much.”  I’m such a naive fool.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he started in place of Au Shizz. (I mean really, Hamels?)  If Christian’s nickname isn’t White Walker, then huge missed opportunity.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  Off my team, he has a negative ERA.  How?  Don’t ask me, but he does.

Felix Pena – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.20.  I was listening to a podcast the other day by the inmates at San Quentin called Ear Hustle.  It’s good, you should check it out.  On the podcast, they talk about being on locked down when they can’t leave their cell.  Some people have food to trade — You have ramen?  Cool, I’ll trade you candy bar. — and, in order to share food, they wrap it in a bedsheet, empty out the toilet water and send the item to another cell in the floor below through the drain pipes.  Sure, it gets covered in crap, but, after you wash it, those ramen noodles are still edible.  Felix Pena is those ramen noodles without being washed first.

Brett Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  He was the ramen noodles after being washed.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 25th homer.  I’m officially rooting for Piscotty in the playoffs.  Not sure the A’s have the pitching, but anyone can win a short series.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .222.  Seager went from the fantasy value that was about equal to Adrian Beltre to about equal with, well, Adrian Beltre.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 26th homer, hitting near-.425 in the last week, but overall his power has come down in the 2nd half.  18 homers in 1st half to you can do the math.  You can’t?  Aw, sore spot!

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (26).  Drafter in March 2019, “I’m debating between Mike Trout and Mondesi, any thoughts either way?”

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  Dude can throw two no-hitters in his final two starts and I would not touch him next year.  Or this year, for that matter.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 33rd homer.  This one came off Matt Harvey.  Elias Sports Bureau said Jesus vs. Harvey was the first instance of two imaginary characters of fiction facing each other.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start (not that I would’ve started him), but, making our lives easier, it hates his next one.

Zack Wheeler – Shut down for the season.  Bully for the Mets, now shut down deGrom, Matz and Syndergaard, and start Vargas every game.  Or a Lugo/Blevins co-start.  Oh my God, I just thought of something!  A team should start two relievers in a game.  That’s one-upping The Opener!  Start lefty Blevins in right field and righty Lugo on the mound, then every time a lefty comes up, switch them.  How has Joe Maddon during an acid trip never done this?  Better yet, start nine pitchers, and switch them every batter!

Noah Syndergaard – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.36.  I keep saying the same thing over and over on Syndergaard, but for possibly the last time before the rankings recap in October, what is wrong with him?  He hasn’t been right in months.  Why is no one talking about this?  Are they and I’m just in my own head so much I’m not hearing them?  So many rhetorical questions, so many times for you to answer when it’s uncalled for.

Amed Rosario – 3-for-4 and his 20th and 21st steal, hitting .260.  There will or won’t be a discount on him next year?  I’m on the fence.  Someone help me down!

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4 and his 32nd homer.  Rhysus is about to have one of the most disappointing 35-homer, 100-RBI seasons.  Not sure what I was expecting… *looks at preseason projections* 33 homers and 98 RBIs.  Wow, I was expecting almost exactly this.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  ODB is the type to get smoking hot real quick, and not in a crack-cocaine type way.  He hasn’t done much recently, but I could see grabbing him, if he was dropped in your league.

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  The Stream-o-Nator was a positive on this start, but it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to know his next game at Coors is a no-go.

Jack Flaherty – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.08.  On one hand, I really wish the Cards would shut him down.  On the other hand, no Cardinals starter has ever had a 4+ ERA so he’ll be fine either way.  On a third hand that is actually a glove made from a hollowed-out starfish, maybe this was just a bad matchup in Atlanta.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer and 2nd homer in the last week which I know all too well because I got sonavabenched by him because he wasn’t in the starting lineup on Monday so I benched him in a weekly league and this is not a shaggy dog story this is an autobiographical tale of sorrow and a run-on sentence missing commas.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (23) and legs (10).  Ever since I gave Freeman some ribbing about being out-homered by Joc Pederson in 200 less at-bats, Freeman has turned on some jet fuel and been productive.  *makes heart symbol by chest* Keep it going for ten more days!

Touki Toussaint – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  After he got bombed out in middle relief a few days ago, I lost confidence in Touki for this year.  Long term, though, I’m still doing it for the Touki, and, ergo, vis-à-vie, henceforth, Touki’s doing it for me.

Eddie Rosario – Undergoing an MRI on his right quad.  Rosario is likely done for the year, but said, “I hope my quad’s okay.”  Right there are some quad goals!

Willians Astudillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .317, and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  If you’ve seen Astudillo, I think it’s fair to say he enjoys driving in ribbies more than Fred Flintstone.

  1. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey. Would you drop I.Desmond for A.Mondesi? I know that Desmond is at home next week but it hasnt helped him too much. Mondesi is en fuego.

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up. Am cherishing these more and more as the season draws to an end.

    a. When I was stationed in northern Zambia, one of my security guards named Stephen Chisha had a blood boil (clinical name furuncle) as a result of an ingrown hair on his thigh (mid-thigh, don’t go there). I gave him my grandma’s treatment. Basically, you remove a layer of an onion, put it inner face down on a gas element on your stove until the outer rim of the onion becomes black (a couple of minutes max), remove from the stove and place that heated inner onion part on the wound (oops you should warn the patient that it’s gonna hurt and it will be hot!). Wrap it up in sterile gauze and wait for the onion to do its thing. He was grateful for showing him something new with a remedy so cheap that he still hasn’t forgotten me 14 years later. True story!

    b. The handyman who my wife knows from before our marriage in 2000 just came over. He makes me feel useless (like I can hear my wife asking “Why can’t you do that or stop typing into your computer for at least 5 minutes to see what he’s doing.”). I do other things, intangibles. That’d be so not a good title for a Netflix tv series…’They are little known for their intangibles.’ So, I guess I got to go.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for September 20

    The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Me too, Ante A. You put a freshly cut onion on a man’s thigh and they let you get away with that? Can we hear more? B. He could never do the magic you do with onions C. Haha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        The layer of onion gets fried pretty quick so it’s not really raw. The inner part of the onion contains something that can in essence suck the blood from the boil. The boil has to be mature (the color of the blood through the top of the boil has to be darker almost black) for the onion cure to work.

        I knew you’d like today’s quote given your penchant for hiring monkeys – 99 at that!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have you ever tried to put onions in your socks to remove warts?

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            You’re being mean to my dead grandmother’s cures!! J/k, but I guess they used whatever they had available to cure whatever that ailed them given the fact that there was no doctor or you had to travel by horse cart or donkey for like 3 days to get to one. Not all the cures were effective but I swear by this onion one. Have used it myself for the same problem Abreu had with 100% positive (i.e., effective) results.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Ante Galic says:
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              @Ante Galic: Grey!

              Btw, saw Norm MacDonald has a show s01e01 on Netflix with David Spade as his guest!! So good, man. Spade reveals everything about his life as if he were on death row or something. The series is going to be really good.

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’ll have to check it out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So, you’re saying take the pearl onions out of my sneakers?

      • Dave D says:
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        @Grey:

        First his testicle gets tied in a knot, then he has an “injury” from a failed Brazilian waxing. My wuss alert is going off. Either that or he might start growing breasts soon and have the Chi Sox start playing Gloria Estefan’s “Get On Your Feet” when he steps in the batters box as he lip sync’s all the words…

        Declining testosterone levels are not pretty in MLB players. I’m staying away in 2019 and beyond.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you might be onto something!

  3. Wally Pipp says:
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    Piscotti is so much better at hitting baseballs than giancarlo stanton. At least i own both.

    P.s. fu cram

    • bigbear says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Guess you’ll be ranking Piscotti ahead of Stanton heading into next year’s draft?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @bigbear: Mondesi, Piscotty, Trout — sneak peek!

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Grey: Grey!!

          Lol, I will pay to see Wally Pip and Cram in a room for a fantasy draft or any agreed upon sports competition.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I think they can be long lasting friends, once they get past the Giancarlo thing

            • Starz says:
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              @Grey: Please Giancarlo hit some long balls this weekend.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d like that too

              • Wally Pipp says:
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                @Starz: i still own him. He better vs baltimore, thats y i held him.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Wally Pipp: OH I thought you held him because you asked a legitimate question about dropping him and was told not to?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Figures I check in for the first time in a week and you’re still bitching about Stanton. Christ, I can’t imagine how unbearably annoying you would be if you drafted Rizzo or Bryant or Correa or Harper or Votto or Blackmon or Trea or STFU already? You’re a real man of genius for still owning him after threatening to drop him. Here’s a Bud Light.

  4. I have one pickup left this week and I’m glad I listened to the streamonator on Stratton. Deliberating Cody Reed today.

    • You know how many men I lost liberating Cody Reed. Now you’re going to ruin it.

      • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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        @Grey: hope you’re right! my H2H opponent has him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully!

  5. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    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.

    Currently in finals and winning 11-2 with details below:
    – I’m winning handily at R, H, AVG, OPS, K’s, tied in HR, BB, W, QS and close or loosing in RBI, SB, XBH, GIDP

    I’ve got (1) move left this week, I’ve got 3 pitchers left for this week and he has 8 going. Would you say my last move should be on a bench bat I can sub in for a resting bat (which I’ve had everyday this week) OR do I pick up another bat and hope some of his bats crash (which they have been doing).

    Waiver – HIT – S. Piscotty, K. Seager, C. Dickerson, J. Bell, A. Altherr, J. Wendle, L. Voit, B. Nimmo, D. Santana, J. Kipnis,
    PIT –
    – I. Nova (vs Mil)
    – F. Liriano (vs KC)
    – I. Kennedy (@Det)
    – L. Lynn ( vs Bal)
    – T. Glasnow (@ Tor)
    – K. Gibson (@Oak)
    – W. Miley (@ Pit)
    – J. Zimmerman (vs KC)

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – J. McNeil
    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 – R. Osuna (RP)
    RP – W. Davis (RP)
    P – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – J. Leclerc (RP)
    BN – RJ. Taillon
    BN – Felix Pena (Dropping this pitcher)
    BN – Daniel Norris
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – Rich Hill
    BN – J. Paxton
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marv: Can’t see where you’d bench a hitter, guess maybe Kipnis over McNeil, but I’d go pitcher, Liriano

  6. Caught Looking says:
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    Grey, you up for starting Boyd VS KC today? I have Gausman starting as well and I’m scared two wrongs make an even bigger f-ing wrong.

  7. birrrdy! says:
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    Flintstone. Driving in ribbies. Brilliant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @birrrdy!: Takes a Harvard man to appreciate it!

  8. dude says:
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    Finalizing some potential keeper SP’s. Who do you like more for 2019 and beyond; Honeywell or Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Honeywell

  9. Joel

    Joel says:
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    Boyd worth starting tonight Vs. KC? need wins and K’s but ratios are tight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: I would

    • adfa says:
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      @Joel: if he is available in your league can you please send me an invite for next year?

  10. bigbear says:
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    Thanks for the Piscotty referral. For me, he’s one of those guys that is meh until he’s hot schmotato. I dropped Rosario for him and my championship run is looking strong.

    I know you haven’t really thought through next year’s rankings, but where do you think guys like Buehler, Flaherty, and Stripling will be ranked by the “perts”? And for you? If Buehler can get his innings in the 175 range, I’m thinking he’s a top 10-15 guy. Flaherty and Stripling seem to be around +/- 25-30 range.

    Amed Rosario = cheaper Jose Peraza? I think he’ll be undervalued. He could be a 90R/10HR/.270/30+SB type guy. Dude’s been caught stealing 10 times this year! Plus the Mess seem like they have some decent hitters with some upside behind him with Nimmo and Conforto.

    • Grey

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      @bigbear: I dropped Rosario for Austin Meadows, we shall see how that works out! I’ll be higher on Buehler, Flaherty and Stripling, prolly… Think where I ranked Gausman this year, maybe a tad higher — Amed doesn’t have AVG and speed of Peraza, but poor man’s Peraza, perhaps

  11. Dante says:
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    Would you start Joe Ross v. Mets?

    thanks

    • Starz says:
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      @Dante: For tomorrow night? Mets have hit well recently against non-ace pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dante: Agree with Starz, Mets have picked it up recently

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Bench one this weekend

    Voit vs BAL
    White vs LAA
    Renfroe @LAD
    Schebler @MIA
    Mancini @NYY

  13. Starz says:
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    What is wrong with Syndergaard? Nothing. He missed a third of the season. He still has a 12-4 record (deGrom laughs) and has pitched well every other start recently. He’ll be fine. Just needs to stay healthy and pitch more. He needs to learn from deGrom on how to get batters out when you don’t have your best stuff and when hitters know what to expect from you.

    Why is a slam not a reference to a grand slam? Bothers me every time you use it for a regular HR haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: His K/9 is way down, his velocity is down, his 2nd half has major red flags

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: I just think he needs to pitch and stay healthy. Missing a lot of time the past two seasons has set back his development. Batters foul-off a lot of his pitches now, driving up pitch counts and impacting his Ks. I just think he needs more innings, more experience.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His velocity is down, not much foul balls changing that

  14. Starz says:
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    If I lose my championship this week because Luke Freaking Voit hit two HRs that wouldn’t be a HR in another ML ballpark, it’s going to suck! haha Both HRs were 341 ft. and 343 ft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: I know, saw that, so ridiculously lucky

  15. The Shoe says:
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    Hey Grey. I think my team is cooked, championship dreams fading. Picked all the wrong starts (I’ll never mess with the Padres again, haha). Channeling all my energies and prayers to you and all the other razzball peoples who are still fighting.

    Thanks for all the amazing work – I probably sound like a broken record saying this each day. I’ve been meaning to ask for sometime, what is the preferred way to support you and the other Razzball writers, monetarily I mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Shoe: That sucks, man, sorry to hear it… on razzball.com you can “Buy Grey A Boba” if you want, which is a donation… It’s not required tho

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: I’m on it. Speaking of boba, if you’re ever out in the Boston area, there’s an amazing bubble tea place (it’s actually a Taiwanese restaurant so you can enjoy some great food there, too) in the neighborhood of Allston. It’s called Dolphin Bay. There are a bunch of other bubble tea chains and individual stores, but it’s a hidden gem and the best my wife and I have found in the region.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went to BU, I know Allston well, I haven’t been back in a while… Great city though!

  16. Scott says:
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    Sabathia is available and has the Orioles on fri. Would you use him in the playoffs? He was bad vs Toronto last time even though that start looked good on paper. Thx

  17. Chucky says:
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    As the funeral procession slowly winds down the narrow streets of cobblestone, the body of once famed slugger Giancarlo, don’t call me Mike, Stanton lies in repose. Written on Big Mikes tombstone…….His career was kaput due to his inability to hit RHP. Homework Brian, do your homework first!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: You’re hurting me by saying these things

  18. prestige says:
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    Best chance to get the W today?

    E Jackson home vs Angels
    Shoemaker at A’s
    Boyd home vs Royals (Lopez)
    Tanaka home vs Red Sox (Rodriguez)
    Gausman home vs Phillies (Velasquez)

    Thanks!

  19. Chris says:
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    H2H Points Keeper League

    Gleyber Torres is eligible at both 2B & SS. Which middle infield combination should be kept for next year? Can only keep two of these.

    Correa
    Torres
    Albies

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Albies, Correa, can’t go wrong with any of them (tho Correa’s 2018 seems like you can)

  20. manormachine? says:
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    I had Pham on the bench last night. He’s red hot but is he worth putting in the lineup over Upton, Springer, Cruz, or Ozuna?

    Also, now that Carlos Santana has 3b eligibility in Yahoo, would he rank as a top 10-12 3b for 2019? OBP league of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @manormachine?: Over Ozuna — I’d guess around 12-15 overall for Santana

  21. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Have you noticed Benintendi has 4 homers in his last 300 Ab? That’s Dee Gordon bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I own him, it’s awful

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @Grey: Somewhere, even Yunel Escobar is laughing at those numbers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  22. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Mornin’, Grey! I felt bad for anyone in my league who started Hamels and Stratton so I started Pena just to even things out. This altruism is killing me. In the light of day, I don’t even know why I took such a chance. The end of the season is clearly making me loopy.

    A) I picked up Adames to fill in for Story while he takes his intact UCL on a tour of the Rockies training facility. What’s your take on Story? With over a week left (and one more late homestand) I have to hold onto him, right?

    B) I sometimes like to imagine what my batting average would be if I didn’t have to play Harper and Judge every single day.

    C) I have to start Tanaka vs Boston today, right? (Especially after my Felipe Pena shenanigans! The crazy thing is I’m benching Berrios tomorrow vs Oakland–yet I had no problem starting Pena against them yesteerday. I gotta stop paying attention to FIP. )

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting Pena for the rest of us is more than I would’ve done, but respect your kindness! A) I can’t imagine Story does anything this year B) I know C) Yeah, I am

  23. Will says:
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    Here’s what is wrong with Syndergaard – he plays on a 70-82 team sitting in 4th place 14 games behind the division leader. He wanted to get traded to a contender but did not, because the Mets are morons. So he’s just playing out the string with a “what’s the point?” attitude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, but wouldn’t be my first guess

  24. Steven Henn says:
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    I tried logging in several times to the robot & I keep getting this message “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.” I paid for the yearly basic pkg not including the DFS stuff. Any idea what’s wrong & what I should do?? In the middle of several year end battles for the top so I need all the help I can get.
    In the meantime I will start Boyd. Perhaps you can make a suggestion on Shoemaker @ Oak …I thought it was a marginal game but my choices are slim & he gets Tex at home next.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Email [email protected] — he’ll fix for you — I’d start Shoemaker too — it’s $1.2 on SON fwiw

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks …hopefully works out better then Stratton last night.
        The worst news was I finally drop Bauer after he was supposedly “done” then maybe coming back in the bullpen & now starting with KC on the docket for next week & the guy right behind me picks him up in both leagues I dropped him….DOH
        Do we do hexagon curses?? Desperate times ….call for desperate measures

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hear ya… But I doubt Bauer throws more than 3-5 IP

        • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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          @henncoop: I recommend going back in time and not starting Shoemaker. Yuck.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh

  25. E says:
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    Grey, start 1…

    Lopez vs. Det
    Reed vs Mia

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Lopez

  26. Fantasy Freak says:
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    Hi,
    1. Best options for saturday pitchers:
    – Lynn (NYY) vs Cobb (Bal)
    – Glasnow (TB) @ Pannone (Tor)
    – Junis (KC) @ Zimmerman (Det)
    – Davies (Mil) @ Williams (Pit)
    – Fiers (Oak) – De Jong (Min)

    2. A lot of dominican slangs for baseball you may want to use. i.e.: “El Ao (dominican pronuntiation for out) de mama”: Its a player that its not a pitcher but bats like one (Chris Davies?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fiers 2. HA, nice!

      • Fantasy Freak says:
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        @Grey: Any other two of the pitchers?

        • Starz says:
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          @Fantasy Freak: Junis and Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow, Junis

  27. Crime Dog says:
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    I think if Dave Roberts is still managing the dodgers next year I’m avoiding all Dodgers players unless they get Harper or Machado (although maybe he’d platoon Harper). it’s so frustrating, of course I benched Puig in my finals last night because he didn’t start and he hits a 3 run homer on my bench UGH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Dave Roberts can’t be trusted with anything… Also there’s a point when a team has too many weapons, Dodgers have that

  28. The Situation says:
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    Hey @Grey!

    Are your Buehler/Kershaw comparisons made in jest because of the Dodgers connection, or do you actually think that Buehler has Kershaw-like upside?

    What do you think Buehler ultimately becomes and how long do you think it will take for him to realize that potential?

    Thanks for the consistently great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Buehler is a top 20 starter for years to come — whether he can get to best pitcher in baseball, I don’t think so, but I’m not counting anything out… I think a sub-3 ERA is realizing his potential now, but he will get better in the next two years

      • The Situation says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the analysis. A follow up por favor…

        My league is a 12-team, Head-to-Head, 6×6 category (BBs for bats… Holds for P), 10-keeper, keep forever league.

        Do you keep Buehler over any of the below 10…

        Acuna
        Soto
        Harper
        Goldy
        Rizzo
        Bryant
        Marte
        Merrifield
        Mondesi

        Kluber
        Bauer

        Which 2 out of these 12 would you drop? Pitchers are definitely worth less in this format, so I don’t really want to keep more than 2… and I really want to believe in Mondesi’s upside, but do you think I drop Buehler/Mondesi? Or do I find a way to keep them since they are 24 and 23, respectively?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Merrifield and Marte are the two drops — No room for Buehler either

          • The Situation says:
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            @Grey: If I drop Merrifield and Marte, I should be able to keep Buehler…

            (7) Acuna, Soto, Harper, Goldy, Rizzo, Bryant, Mondesi
            (3) Kluber, Bauer, Buehler

            Didn’t think you’d go with Buehler / Mondesi > Merrifield / Marte, but I like it! Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then drop Merrifield and Buehler and not Marte

              • The Situation says:
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                @Grey: Gotcha- thanks Grey! You the man!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  29. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i can load up on streamers. Tomorrow seems to be some good ones. Please list the ones u would start tomorrow?
    CC at Balt
    Berrios at Oak
    Quintana at white Sox
    Liriano at home vs KC
    Reid-Foley at home vs Tampa
    Chen at home vs Cin
    Gant at home vs SF
    Nova at home vs Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all of those

  30. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, long time reader, seldom writer, but I’m in my 10 team head to head finals which lasts through next week. What are your thoughts on dropping Bellinger? He faces 5 lefties in their next 8 games and I’m nervous he will be benched for most of those. Would you pick up any of the following for him: Zimmerman, Franmil, Choi, Wendle, Nimmo, or Schebler (best options on the wire)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose him… Grab Choi, but depends on needs

      • Art Vandelay says:
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        @Grey: Basically I need everything other than speed, where I’m good. The razzball projections don’t love Ji Man I suspect because of lefties and home games against the Yanks. Zimmerman benefits from going to Coors next week and facing various MIA schmohawk pitchers this weekend. Franmil helps only because i only have 5 OFs on the roster in a 5 of league. Tough decision.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimmerman in Coors is the play… Always go Coors

          • Art Vandelay says:
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            @Grey: want to hear some shit? Bellinger is on the ESPN can’t drop list so I can’t even drop him if I wanted to! What a dumb rule.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What that is stupid… That shows they’re not paying attention… At this point in the season no one should be undroppable

  31. Bob says:
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    I own him Anderson in a keeper league that uses obp. Anderson has 19 hr and 26 sb. I think he had about 15 hr and 22 sb at the all star break. I picked up mondesi who has kind of the same profile. Can’t take a walk to save his life, but has pop and can run. Should I cut Anderson in a keeper since I have mondesi now? Or is there another level in Anderson like he was on pace for that I’ll regret doing it? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t cut someone else?

      • Bob says:
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        The problem is that I am in a h2h playoff and not using Anderson. I need every one else now and need to get another pitcher for the weekend. I can’t cut any pitchers yet since I still need them and the pitcher I want to add starts tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then cut Anderson

  32. Josh says:
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    Gausman last two starts have been rocky….

    Start him tonight v. Philly?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        much obliged

        guy has been rocky like sly stallone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Gausman is going to F everyone cause he’s on my team and I need him to undo all the damage Cole Hamels did last night

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hoping for you!

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Gausman is done for me – can’t trust him for his last start against the Mets

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s such garbage

                  • William Hung says:
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                    @Grey: Ok so maybe his game wasn’t THAT bad at the end…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, could’ve been so much worse

  33. dingo37 says:
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    Would you drop E. Suarez, Cano, Puig, or Villar for Mondesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  34. Turd Fergusons says:
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    Wil Myers & Hosmer made a pact to take it easy this year. Ho hum no need to give max effort this year because we’re shooting for 2020 anyway. We can take 2018 off and then pick it up next year.

    Jk but I’ll take them both at discounts next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m nto sure I’m going back in on them, they were really wretched this year

  35. Michael DePinto says:
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    Championship week so please keep in mind there are only 4 days left when you see the insanity of the question. I am looking to pick up another bat. Who would you pick up for the next four days out of this odd group?

    Ohtani – decent matchup today at Oak but then has to face Cole, Verlander and Morton.
    Choi – will probably sit against lefties on Saturday and Sunday.
    Palka – Tomlin today then the Cubs.
    Laureano – Shoemaker today then Minnesota.

    Am I totally overthinking this and obviously should pick up Ohtani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. This time of year I always suffer from paralysis by over analysis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everyone does!

  36. Scott says:
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    14 team keeper league. I have to trim my roater down to 22. Would you cut stroman? He was bad this year but it was a lost year and he was never healthy. He doesn’t generate a lot of k but has been successful in the past. Kind of like mikolas but in the AL east. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Stroman

  37. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Noooooooooooooo. SON shows Mengden as starting tomorrow, but he came in as the primary pitcher on Tuesday and I didn’t notice before burning a move to add him for my H2H matchup!

    the A’s play today, so maybe they use him again on Sunday and I get something out of it. I should have caught that, but you know how that goes. Stupid life getting in the way of my fantasy baseballing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, sorry, CGS

  38. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Sonavabench yesterday on Elfin. I picked him up and got cold feet since I’ve been getting burned by the sh*tty teams lately and only have 20-innings left. On another note, love the title today Rudy!!! #Timbuk 3 forever!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn on Eflin

  39. Steve says:
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    I have a cap on starts for the championship round so I’m looking for super-MR that will gobble up innings and vulture wins. Thinking Chirinos, Yarborough, (now Bieber after Bauer’s activation tomorrow)

    Can you think of anyone else? Need to stack my RP spots, since all closers in my league have been stashed.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure off top of my head

  40. Bob the Bewildererer says:
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    Need to swap Wheeler with another arm for next week’s Finals (if I make it):

    L Castillo vs PIT,
    Matz vs MIA,
    Ryu @ SF,
    Heaney vs TEX,
    R Lopez vs CLE

    I’m leaning Castillo or Matz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

      • Bob the Bewildererer says:
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        @Grey:

        Just did a quick look at August + September wOBA per matchup. Is Miami good against Lefties???

        Ryu @ SF, .230
        Heaney vs TEX, .256
        L Castillo vs PIT, .297
        Matz vs MIA, .318
        R Lopez vs CLE .338

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think they’re good against anyone… my 2nd pick would be Heaney then Ryu, they’re all decent

          • Bob the Bewildererer says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  41. Squat Cobblers says:
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    First off the Cobblers love them some Deuce (and obviously Better Call Saul.)

    Second(bruce)ly, the Cobblers love the innings limit in the RCL’s. Makes for much more strategy/tough decisions: Are you going for saves or quality innings or high K’s or are you maxing out innings for the extree W’s/K’s…but at what cost to your ratios?
    I feel like I had 6-8 RPs nearly every day in old RCLs. Now, I’ve had to pay more attention to filling hitting spots especially on Mondays/Thursdays. So, more starter innings…which I’m not sure is good or bad. Anyway, long story short, let’s keep shizz the same if posse (on broadway?)

    And lastly, you were right again Lothario. My projections for Pham was .280/22/26 with 159 RS+RBI. All numbers were full season and overly optimistic…mainly cause HE’S NEVER played a full season! So, no one really should be projecting him for more than 500 ABs. The steals drop off was dramatic, so maybe there was a lingering injury for awhile. I’m thinking next year, something along the lines of .270/19/14 with very little upside (20th round?)

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Squat Cobblers: Should read: …projections for Pham *were*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with all of this except The Deuce, really struggling to care about anyone except Maggie — Also, can’t help think it’s The Wire actors playing dress up… Pham is likely going to be overdrafted again, but, yeah, 19/14/.270 sounds close…

  42. Matty says:
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    Back to back son-of-a-benchings with Adames and Adalberto.
    Who does Razz-nation want me to bench today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully you bench Pillar

  43. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey, I’m in my NL-only championship this week, thanks for all your help getting me there!

    How do you feel about Velasquez (vs Guasman) and Pivetta (vs Teheran) in ATL? I’ve checked SON but would like your take.

    I need wins after Corbin and Taillon let me down earlier this week. Just fearful of damage to my ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near them if I could avoid it

  44. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey, love the write ups all year long, thanks for everything.

    12 Team H2H Categories, with pitching cats of:
    W – QS – Ks – L – ERA – WHIP – HRs given up
    I know I asked this yesterday but some other pitchers became available.
    Could you please give me your in order top 4 streamers of these options for the rest of the week.

    Miley @ PIT (Musgrove)
    Musgrove vs. MIL (Miley)
    Glasnow @ TOR (Pannone)
    Wainwright vs. SF (Suarez)
    LeBlanc @ TEX (Sampson)
    Suarez @ STL (Mikolas)
    Kennedy @ DET (Liriano)
    Heaney @ HOU (Cole)
    Keller @ DET (Norris)
    DeSclafani @ MIA (Urena)

    • Russ says:
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      @Russ: Correction** Wainwright is @ SF but going against (D. Rodriguez)

      • Russ says:
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        @Russ: Double correction *** vs. SF not @

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright, Musgrove, Miley, Glasnow

  45. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Gotta like Edwin Jackson’s chances for a win today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Official scorer should’ve flexed his muscles and went with JB Wendelken

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Yeah, I saw pitchers I never heard of today. Nothing like a blowout to clear off a bench.

        I find it hard not to think about my last Fiers start, where Oakland couldn’t score a run until the ninth inning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had Fiers too, I know exactly what you mean

  46. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    No ticker tease today for A’s owners on a short schedule day. Every starter got a hit, rbi, and run scored today. Though I own none of the A’s on any team, I somehow find this quite satisfying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I have Semien (hey now!)

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  47. Wally Pipp says:
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    PISCOTTI OVER STANTON (SCREAMING EMOJI)

    Wow, cant wait to draft piscotti on all my teams next year. Nobody respects that guy, he wont be ranked highly. This is the best late season pickup ever. I added him on august 24th, hes gota be a top 15 bat since then easily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon, he’s not as good as Giancarlo

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: i know. Hes just so bad right now. 3-1 cookie from e rod he fouls it off, got a close call walk, prob shoulda been rung up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, he’s slumping, it happens

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            @Grey: he awakens! bang bang!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See, patience, my caterpillar

              • Wally Pipp says:
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                @Grey: in 1 week playoff matchups it’s tough. but yeah, that.

                speaking of which, jose ramirez needs to hit up his steroid dealer and re up asap.

  48. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Trying to look on the bright side of the corner I’ve painted myself into (I got idioms, yo!) but a Bauer/Bieber combo against a clinched Red Sox might go OK tomorrow, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, or are those cliches? Platitudes? I could see starting both of them, yeah

  49. Jt says:
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    Team better start hitting Friday-Sunday damn
    C hedges
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moose
    Ss Rosario
    If Bryant
    Of benetendi, Ozuna, haniger, Cain
    Util Dahl, meadows,
    Bench Tim Anderson, Mejia, Lowe

    Pitchers left sale, Bauer,gray, Nola. Ross,
    Sheffield
    Seranthony, Osuna, knebel, Jeffress, c-mart

    Pitchers he has left
    Cole,Bumgarner, wainwright

    My team can’t hit lol facing a guy with all pitching I’m batting .188

    I have 1 win he has 1. 0 losses he has 1, 3 homers given up he has 5. I have 2.5 era he has 3.5, I have 1.33 whip he has 1.02, 0qs he has 1.
    I’m down in doubles, homers, runs, rbis, total bases by a couple in each that’s 5 cats I can flip and take the lead

    He has 3 adds left I have 4
    On waivers Palka, Kennedy @det, Liriano vs kc, Chen vs cin, Reid Foley vs Tampa, O’Brien vs cincy, pivetta @atl
    I’m down 5-13 but can Still flip it help me gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Palka over Meadows, Chen over Sheffield… Stop carrying 2 catchers… I feel like I said all of this two days ago

  50. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added. net steals over steals. QS over wins, holds added. keep 3 per year at previous season’s ADP’s (so end of sept, pretty much now)
    C ramos
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    3B longo
    OF (4) rhysus (1B), harper, marte, nimmo
    util (10 frazier (PIT, 2B/OF)
    BN dozier
    SP: gomber, gant, wheeler (DONE for year now), miley, d-rod, stripling, ryu, suarez
    RP: neshek, minter, hand, venters
    DL darvish, wacha

    harper and freeman are BOTH 1st’s so can’t keep both, 2 keepers left. marte/rhysus (2nd each), wheeler (last round), is he worth holding while being useless this year?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: could add another BN hitter (o’brien probably), or one of these:
      stream from or own: fedde, lauer, vargas, senzatela,
      add RP/SP for holds: conley, lugo, hudson, barnes, maeda, ferguson,

      fedde/vargas have good next up matchups, but till then it’s more about whether to hold wheeler or not, can nab a holds guy till fedde (23rd) or vargas (full rotation away)

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Beware the Shit Rope: gone varnish very good value as well (12th round)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can someone pick up Wheeler if you drop him? But you’re only really between Varnish and Wheeler as last keeper? Risky, what if Varnish hurts himself next February, then you have no one?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hilarious you call him Gone Varnish… Vargas seems like stream candidate but I wouldn’t drop Wheeler, so not sure who you’re losing…

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Grey: gone varnish is YOUR line, just few remember.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yeah, I remember, funny you use it tho

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It was one of my better, I will now call him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, should hold Wheeler just in case

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Grey: yeah somebody CAN add wheeler and keep him, and this is h2h with 4 teams left. one of those out of it teams SHOULD DO that if i drop him. i’m winning easily this week in all facets (up about 2 something total bases in hitting, destroying ratios in pitching). could still keep one of ryu, stripling, nimmo, wacha, or others, all of those 4 have very good cheap value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I’d hold for now if you’re winning this week

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @Beware the Shit Rope: sorry, i’m up FORTY total bases, worst smackdown i’ve done in a while, and about 110 points of OBP. somehow losing RBI’s by 1 (god damn that’s unlucky), i’ve also had 45 more at bats (dude is holding brocktune, probably to hold as a keeper, but for some strange reason not in DL slot)

  51. William Hung says:
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    We trusting Bauer to give 2-3 solid innings tomorrow? I thought Hamels was going to pitch well against a “B” squad so with the expected Red Sox B squad going tomorrow, Bauer appears to be a good play for some ERA and K/9 help for me

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @William Hung: i’d think so, just not volume of innings yet. for those that still own bieber, he’s a good play, as he’s piggybacking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I trust Bauer for 3 IP

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I’m thinking of pairing Bauer and Bieber tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works

  52. hondo says:
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    The robot tells me –Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: NM-looks like it was my browser,cleared the cache and am good.

  53. William Hung says:
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    So I picked up Bieber to pair with Bauer but then didn’t realize that the Red Sox are trotting out Chris Sale – even with the Red Sox expected to roll out their B squad offense today, is the expectation that Sale will go more than 3 innings? I was hoping for a good chance at the W from Bieber today

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