Trevor Bauer (8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.73) is going to win the NL Cy Young. Sooner you come to terms with that, the better for your own mental well-being. You’ll be able to listen to relatives talk about how they saw Trevor Bauer on HBO’s Real Sports, and how Trevor Bauer invented ‘a ball spinning,’ and how he’s so old school with his notebook, but not a spiral notebook. No, no, no — a laptop that Bauer calls, “My Notebook.” You can hear about how Trevor Bauer’s best friend is his dad and how he can make any other pitcher better just by talking him through ‘The Process.’ You come to terms with all of this now, you’re gonna be happier later. Trevor Bauer does have two Cy Young-worthy years in the last three, so maybe there’s something to it. Not sure how that circle is squared with last year, which I still haven’t forgiven him for — 4.48 ERA in 213 IP absolutely killed me. For 2021, it’ll be hard for me to stay away, as it always is with Bauer. Hey, I’m a sucker for 12+ K/9 and the promise of a 2.5 BB/9 or lower. If Bauer can do that, he could have this level of success every season. Wonder if there will be people drafting him in the top five starters. Maybe if I’m in a league with Bryant Gumbel, or your uncle who watches him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Zach Eflin – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.15. Acksually! I wanted to make Eflin the lede today, but I think I’ll save my mouth-watering on Eflin for this postseason when I’m 1000% writing an Eflin sleeper. Don’t look at his peripherals! That’s cheating! Wait until I reveal him to you in January like a sonogram of a tulip. ( I don’t know what that means, but it sounds romantic!)
Rhys Hoskins – Unlikely to return before the end of the season. He should just be going for Tommy John surgery, but players don’t want to get surgery, and teams don’t want to lose players to surgery, so shrug.
Bryce Harper – 2-for-2, 4 runs and two homers (12, 13), hitting .256. It was a tale of two halves to this season for Harper, a 1st half and a 2nd half–What, that’s how all halves work? Okay, continuing on! It was August Harper and September Harper. From the 2nd half, another half emerged…A third half — are these now thirds? — a third half that was yesterday for Harper, because, before yesterday, his 2nd half was merely a half and not a third. Was this confusing? I didn’t think so!
Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 9th homer. Not a bad year (weeks?) for Knee McClutchin considering his draft price. Overall, unsung, so here’s a quick verse: McCutchen or Michael Brantley? Too slow! McCutchen, and it’s not close.
Didi Gregorius – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .289. Guh-guh-Gregorius! Guh-guh-Gregorius!
Danny Jansen – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Danny Jansen had an entire 60-game season’s worth of stats in one game. That’s not even an exaggeration.
Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.56. Every pitcher on the Yankees, except Cole, is going to get dogwalked in the playoffs. This feels pretty obvious, not sure how I’m the only one seeing it. Okay, maybe you’re seeing it too, but the Yankees are not seeing it, or they’d have Mike Minor, Lance Lynn, Mike Clevinger and others on their team right now from the trading deadline.
Mike Clevinger – 1 IP, 0 ER, and left the game. This was not a planned early exit for Clevinger, which makes it, you guessed it, an unplanned Clevingerancy. I’m lifted at the thought of all the people in my NL-Only leagues saving their FAAB money for the big name to come over, then dropping all them fake duckets on this schmohawk. I’m immediately grounded by thoughts of you, dear reader, who needed Clevinger for your title and lost him. You are in my thoughts, always. Though, the schmohawks who spent big on him ain’t far out of my thoughts either. Bit of a juggling act of thoughts. As with any starters this year, go with the Streamonator as anyone pitching today is likely done for the year, injury or not. Oh, and Clevinger’s exit was an injury, his biceps, again. (Except maybe the Cardinals’ pitchers aren’t done for the year, depending on your league’s rules.)
Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. There’s some Hos in this house! There’s some Hos in this house! Get a bucket and a mop! By the way, do you think ‘bucket and mop’ is referring to the opening of The Carol Burnett Show?
Justin Upton – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .207. Also, in this game, Shohei Ohtani (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .194) hit his 7th homer, and Anthony Bemboom (2-for-4) hit his 3rd homer. To recap: boom, boom, Bemboom, as the fielders run out of room.
Jaime Barria – 2 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.62, and likely it for Barria this year. He came into the year as Jesse Jackson’s favorite nickname for New York, and Barria left showing us a little more under the ‘hood.
Felix Pena – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.71 as he got the save, and Mike Mayers (1 IP, 0 ER) set him up. This is your subtle reminder that Joe Maddon is no better than any other manager. Just out there playing hunches, rolling die, banging the folding table on a domino call.
Dominic Smith – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .314. Currently, on the backend of the site, I’m writing up my recaps for every position. Not only is Dom Smith having a good year, he’s blowing Albombso out of the water like a U-boat, and I’d like to shove Das Boot up Alonso’s ass.
Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. And-Gim, And-Gim number nine hitter! On the New York lineup card! This isn’t catching on, is it?
Randy Arozarena – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .278. If you can say this guy’s name without going into Californication, you’re a better person than me. Any hoo! Two homers goes a long way for a hot schmotato, so I could see the gamble if you’re struggling to find a hitter, or just own Pete Alonso, Ketel Marte and Matt Olson like me. What a glorious crapfecta!
Brandon Lowe – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .274. Having the season be only 60 games sucks for so many reasons, but I honestly wish we could see more of Lowe just to see if he’s more August or September. Rays could make a deep run in the playoffs, so we might get another 15+ games of him, which will be nice, i.e., I don’t know if I should go high or low on Lowe.
Joey Wendle – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week with a homer five games ago and, yes, hot schmotato alert!
Franchy Cordero – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and 1st and 2nd homer. Okay, okay, okay, hold up! Franchy returned from the IL and no one alerted moi? You know I love me Franchy and his big flies? Serious, 2021 sleeper vibes.
Salvador Perez – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer. If Sal P. hadn’t missed weeks with a false positive on his eye test, he’d be the number one catcher this year. Maybe you and your jimmy leg miss a beat, but Sal P. taps taps taps along.
Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 9.90. If the Cards have to go again next week, and I think they will, and if your league allows moves then, well, Streamonator might like C-Mart, or whoever pitches for the Cards, but it’s really more about if you need the gamble.
Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Look at Miggy having a better season than Pete Alonso too and, oh my God, I can’t stop thinking about how badly he screwed me.
Casey Mize – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.99. If I were the Tigers, I’d quarantine Mize this offseason from Matthew Boyd.
Jake Cave – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. 2019 sleeper Jake Cave! You think I’m joking, but I wrote it.
Wyatt Mathisen – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Hot schmotato? Wy-natt?
Tim Locastro – 2-for-4 and a slam (2) and legs (4). Wow, I didn’t know they gave out home runs based on sprint speed. The game of baseball is changing every day, I tell ya.
Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. If someone dropped him, because, honestly, he’s been terrible, I’d do a patented re-grab.
Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .239. Also, in this game, Ramon Laureano (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .218) hit his 6th homer. Apparently, two broken clocks can be right at the same time.
Alex Colome – Says he could return today from minor back soreness. Would be nice to see him get back out there. He’s been a real joy to have on Team Grey. Like early pre-wedding Cougs.
Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Y’all draft your Biebers and Coles next year, I’m taking Giolito around pick 50 overall again, and will be more than happy.
Shane Bieber – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.63, as he won the AL Cy Young. I mean, not officially, but there’s no way he doesn’t. Only question now is if he’s the AL MVP, which always results in the most pedantic answers. They should just say MVPs can only go to hitters and mute all “pitchers as MVP” convos. Don’t make me prove my point by bringing back GWRBI!
Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .221. HR to the Izzo! I’ll be real with you because that’s my one promise, that and sexy winks, but I think I’m out on Rizzo next year. Maybe this was a weird year, but dude looks like he got old.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer. Ke’Bry-Bry! I love this kid. Have you seen him? He looks like he’s 14 and one of the twins on Euphoria. Good show, by the by. It’s like the movie Kids, but with cellphones.
Zack Greinke – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.02. Wonder if next year will be Greinke’s final season. That will be an awesome retirement press conference. “Did you talk over this decision with your loved ones?” “Talk?”
Sixto Sanchez – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.46. The Regression Fairies wait in line while doing the I’m a Little Teapot pose, and they will destroy your ratios.
Max Fried – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.25, and left yesterday’s game with “Yo, we won the division, right? C’mon, 55 game-seasons are the new 60-game seasons!”
Dansby Swanson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .276, and 2nd homer in as many games. Dansby does go super hot and cold, but I cannot lie to you, I still love him. One of these years we’re gonna hit it big, until then we’ll just have a bunch of productive seasons.
Brian Anderson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .267. Anderson’s having himself a nice little end of the season. Between the 3-homer game the other day, and the…uh…*looks at his game log* Okay, that’s all he’s done for a while. Sorry, misremembering! Or am I misremembering misremembering? How would I remember that? Eek, I’ve painted myself into a corner with my own logic!
Austin Hays – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer. I made him a batty call yesterday, because I can see the future. By the way, sell all your Amazon stock to me. For much less than it’s valued. You’ll be glad you did.
Dean Kremer – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.82. To summon Kremer’s ancestors, oy gevalt.
David Dahl – Hit the 45-day IL. Wait, there’s four and half more days left of the season…*checking to make sure I saw that right*…Yup, 45-day IL not the 4.5-day IL. David Dahl is so injury-prone, the Rockies have five games left, but felt the need to slam home how they felt by putting him on the 45-day IL. That’s like chipping your tooth, so you tie your tooth to the doorknob, and slam that shizz out of your mouth.
I’ve got Ryan Mountcastle on a couple of keeper league teams. One of them keeps players by the round they were taken in. I took him in the last round, which seems to make him very valuable for next year. Other team I’ve got him on has 10 keepers.
So my question is, how much do you value Mountcastle for next year? He’s now qualified at LF and 1B (Yahoo leagues) for next season. The 1B eligibility is pretty nice to have. So what’s your opinion on Mountcastle for 2021?
Would seem to be one of ten keepers, but depends on your others
Might as well list my top guys and ask for your Way too Early top 10 …
So here goes. Pick 10 from the following list:
I can let Myers and Hosmer go and that narrows it down to 12. But I’m stuck from there. Not sure what to do. Any opinions?
Prolly, but maybe Mountcastle sneaks in at end
Myers maybe over him even tho
You like Plesac that much for next year? I probably should be more convinced on him but for some reason I am hesitant to believe he’s for real. Besides, it’s more fun to keep offense and go digging for pitching. That’s how I got Gallen and Plesac this year basically.
I love Myers in that lineup.
I haven’t dug in to how much I like him, but I’d guess Plesac is around a 2nd starter, and Mountcastle is around 100 overall, which is where 2nd starters go
Out of contention now in both my leagues. Looking at next year now. Who do you like more between Tucker and Alvarez? Close?
Tucker, only bc I don’t know what’s going on with Yordan, so might be close
For some reason it just hit me, baseball is just about over. What a year. I’m exhausted.
Yeah, sucks, but we just have to hope next year’s better
Who’s the add to replace Ian Happ at 2b. H2H categories.
Cano, Wendle, Profar, Cabrera, Hernandez or other ?
Wendle or Cano, depending on matchups
Velazquez , Wheeler , Nola for Wendle
Corbin, Sherzer, Sanchez, Voth for Cano
4 games vs. 3? Go Cano
One more starter question. 2 moves left and according to SON, my best options are:
Minor v. SEA (11.7)
C. Smith v. COL (10.4)
Roark v. BAL (2.9)
Leaning Minor and Smith
with Conforto out to the IL, need a replacement at either CF or could move someone and pick up a MI, who you taking out of:
A. McCutchen ([email protected]), J. Wendle (vs PHI), B. Nimmo (vs @WAS), A. Dickerson ([email protected]), C. Hernandez (vs PIT), JBJ (vs @ATL),
“Crapfecta”…I like it. My crapfecta this year was Arendao/Baez/Meadows as my 2nd, 3rd, 4th rounders respectively.
Furthermore, of the 22 players I originally drafted, only one player was (Yahoo) ranked worse than Baez for the season. And that one player was Trey Mancini.
My team officially went kaput last week, but I still return for the daily read and enjoy the back-and-forth that happens in the comments. Thanks for keeping the fun going through an otherwise not so fun 2020, Grey.
Appreciate you, Lil Petey! I had Javier Baez in a league or two too, that was fun times!
Kuhl, no hitter after 5.
Is Luzardo starting this weekend or playoff bound?
I doubt he starts
What are your thoughts on streaming David Peterson tonight at Washington? My league uses Quality Starts instead of Wins.
I’m starting him
What’s up Grey
Still kicking with an outside shot at 1st. You starting Pablo Lopez @ATL today? Braves lit him up a couple weeks ago.
What about Taylor Clarke v. COL tomorrow?
I’m starting Lopez, worst case is he’s pulled early bc a lot is riding on this start
I’d start Clarke
Slide, slide, slippity slide
If you watched that game, he could have easily escaped that second only allowing one run. He really wasnt that bad. They went to instant replay and the call didnt go his way. Kind of fell apart after that. Hes had an amazing season. That being said, I dont know that id start him today. Although it will tell a lot about his makeup if he comes back and pitches a great game against that dominating offense.
Yeah, I watched it…I mentioned in the write up of that start it was nearly a clean inning
Which of the following (if any) do you expect will actually make their final starts this week?
I don’t know their schedules…Are they all scheduled for Sunday? I’d guess Keller, Woodruff, if so
Darvish Fri @ CWS
Dunning Sat vs CHC
Keller Fri @ CLE
Woodruff Sat @ STL
Wheeler Sat @TB
Oh, I’d think Keller, Woodruff and Wheeler (if Phils are not in the playoffs, which it doesn’t seem like they will be) — Darvish might start, but I can’t see him going longer than a couple innings
Any interest in Domingo German for 2021?
Yeah, for sure…When can he return?
I think he will be back almost right away. I think he will have a few games left on an 81 game suspension. I believe he served some games in 2019 season and the 60 this year will count as well. Could be wrong.
Ah, you might be right, I honestly haven’t checked, prolly a simple Google
I read he could have pitched in the playoffs but wasn’t ready for games so they kept him off the roster.
Grey, preparing my self for next season as we are not having a draft. The team we drafted this season is the team we are using next season. 10 team keeper OBP.
I grabbed Osuna HOU off waivers since he is on IL. I grabbed Jordan Hicks cause he opt out due to covid. Considering Karinchak because Hand is in his final year.
Dynasty League Victor Robles is ranked high. Itch likes him as well. What are your thoughts?
Some sites have in top 30 for Dynasty/Keeper Leagues.
My team for next year is below, with two possible spots left might drop Pineda and Holland.
Guys who are waivers, H Dozier, Kieboom, Tailon, M Keller, E Escobar, Hosmer Andrew Vaughn, Pintino (padres); Nunez,Benintendi, German (sus), anyone there?
My roster next season:
M Chapman IL
I don’t think Singer, Brujan, or Ju-Rod are really keepers in that league — and I don’t see Holland on your team — I’d look at Kieboom, Hosmer, Keller, Dozier
What about Pineda? Should I cut him after this week?
I don’t mind Pineda, but he can likely be cut in a 10 teamer
Ha, nice! Appreciate you paying attention!
Final streaming pitcher for the week;
Musgrove @ Cle on Staurday
Keller @ Cle. on Friday
Senzatela @ AZ. 1st game of double hitter on Friday
Houck @ Atl. Saturday
Voth vs NYM-Sunday
Canning @ LAD-Sunday
Boyd @ KC-Saturday
B. Wilson vs Bos. Sunday
C. Smith vs Colo-Sunday
Gomber vs Mil. Sunday.
B. Anderson @ Stl. Sunday
K. Wright vs Bos. Saturday
Means @ Tor. Saturday
Weaver vs Colo. Saturday
Bumgarder vs Colo. Saturday.
Son is positive only on Boyd+13.2, Bumgarder+15.5, B. Wilson +0.8 and C. Smith+10.4.
I need everything from these guys. COuld you rank your top three in order.
Sorry for the long list-I have 3 teams I’m picking up for.
Thank you for a great short season. Looking forward to hopefully a longer season in 2021.
Senzatela, Weaver, Keller, Boyd, Bum
Thanks for bringing me to the finals!
Can only pick up and start one, would you rather Bubic or Deivi (or Jusutus or Gonsolin)? I know SON likes Deivi but something scaring me off…
Wendle or Cesar for this weekend?
Trying to hang on to 2nd in my 15 team roto keep 11. I have a 7pt lead on 3rd and I’m 17 out of first.
Who would you drop to activate Buehler tonight vs Oak
Game limits – Only have 1 game left at first and 2 at util and I have Walsh Olson and Cruz, nowhere near the innings limits for p
My closers are Anderson Presley Holland
Starts left are Gausman vs Col Ryu vs Nyy Buehler tonight and Marco Gonz @oak and Smyly vs SD on Sunday
Tight categories are Runs hits Obp slg / W L qs Sv and k/9
Either I drop Smyly and forgo Sunday start, drop Anderson as his innings are in spurts, drop Walsh (though might have keeper consideration) or not activate Buehler
Hmm…Tough call, I think I’d lose Walsh — he’s not really a keeper for you, is he?
Not likely keeping Walsh
Looking at 11 of
Olson Albies Suarez Tatis Merrifield Cruz Mondesi Buehler Ryu Maeda and one of KHendricks Gausman MGonzales D’Arnaud KCalhoun Walsh Greinke EdRod
Oh, yeah, Walsh is out
Why did Bauer block you on Twitter? I missed that. Hilarious!
Do you think Luis Castillo will make his second start this week? I’ve got him rostered in a league championship game (head to head) and I’m debating dropping him to stream a reliever or a bat. I figure it is impossible to tell… depends if/when the Reds clinch and it’s possible he could still throw some innings depending how they line up their rotation… my head hurts!
I think I told him he didn’t invent ‘a spinning ball’ — I honestly don’t remember, it was a while ago
Castillo will start if Reds are fighting for playoff spot, and they are right now
Hahahaha! Seems so petty for someone with as much bravado as Bauer carries around. Great pitcher, but insufferable yes.
I will say I am fascinated to see if he follows through with his threat to bet on himself and go year to year with his contracts vs. signing a long term deal somewhere. We’ll see.
Yeah I’ve got Darvish, May and Castillo and I’m holding for now. Thanks Grey.
Yeah, honestly, I was a bit surprised when he blocked me, it wasn’t anything that offensive, just a little razzing
Did you see Ryne Harper intentionally walk Bryce Harper last night?
Should have been the lead. Come on, Gamble!
Rudy, need a title for Ryne Harper walking Bryce Harper
Harper Uncanny Valley
Ha, no I didn’t see that
I’m in 5th in NFBC 15 teamer. 31/2 out of 3rd, 71/2out of 1st. Probably not enough time for top 3 but close enough to make it fun.
Doing well in points leagues, the ones Nux plays in.
Hanging in there in the Razz Slam leagues. Glad I did the $50 optional pool although I don’t know how the payouts go.
Close in 2 other leagues, 4 pts separate 4 teams in a bigger money league. Lot depends on how many innings the SP go. Wins and K’s influenced.
Do you know the payouts in NFBC? I can’t remember. 1st is running away with it, but I’m 2 points out of 2nd.
Wanna say it’s like $1000, $350, money back in 3rd
Oh dang. Thanks.
Fingers crossed for you! If you’re asking me how RazzSlam payouts work, I don’t know, but I can ping Donkey if you want to know, he’ll know
It would be nice but don’t want to jinx myself. I’m patient but for next year a little promotion now might inspire some more interest.
I hear ya
I have Cave on my NFBC team too. Loved him in that lineup but he just didn’t get consistent at bats this year. Will he next year?!
Exhibit A, B and C why I diversify my rosters with early draft picks. You like to go all in on certain guys with high draft picks – Alonso, Ketel, Olson. I almost never draft the same player across my teams that early. Mid-rounders you like (Happ, Lewis) across the board, though, that’s better.
My poker buddies and I were talking last night about how this generation (whatever they’re called) aren’t going to have a relatable pop culture. You know, like how we still make Seinfeld references 25 years later, and strangers know what you’re talking about, or how everyone was watching and talking about Lost (except me). There’s just so much content out there, everyone seems to be watching something different, there’s no galvanizing entertainment bringing people together. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe kids are still watching those talent shows.
Yeah, I’ve had similar conversations…Everyone knows ALF bc there was literally only 2 other things on…It’s a fair point about Ketel and Alonso, oddly enough, the team doing the worst for me is one without Alonso — out RCL — Ketel and Alonso haven’t been great, but they didn’t really kill my teams — they just weren’t as good as say Dom Smith and Chris Taylor, which is totally random, kinda like this season
I picked up Chris Taylor to replace Ketel when he went on the DL. Results since then:
Taylor: .326 / 5 / 13 / 0 in 43 at bats
Marte: .287 / 2 / 14 / 1 in 171 at bats
In other words, Chris Taylor has exceeded Marte’s entire season of fantasy production in the last 43 at bats.
Oh, totally…Taylor’s like a top 5 2B this year
If Ketel hasn’t killed you, I don’t know who could. He’s ranked liked 200.
Oh, him and Alonso have been awful, but mix in some random good picks like Travis d’Arnaud and Mountcastle and it works out
I dropped Rizzo Sunday since he’s been poor all season and was super cold leading up to that pt, since then he’s gone 333/375/1100 2 HR, 3 RBi, I will likely end up in 4th (3rd pays) bc of this, also bc I’m bad at fantasy sports
Damn, that sucks
Dahl. Perfect. Final kickinthenuts for his draftees. Can’t make it up. Just can’t believe how they’ve managed to invoke hesitancy when drafting most Rockie bats next season.
Drafted Pre-Wedding Colome too; and can relate. Too damn funny, Grey.
Good luck to all battling through Sunday!
Ha, thanks, zombie! You too!
Not sure but I did notice that Machado tugs on his ear after every stand up double…
So, it is a mop and bucket Burnett thing, I thought so!
I traded my buddy (who reads this site) Matt Chapman and Clevinger right before our trade deadline for some 2021 draft picks. I think he got a combined five total starts from both. Yikes, fam.
So awesome, it hurts how much I’m feeling the end of the season.
a. Webb! The guy pitched 5 1/3 IP yesterday and had…..15 (!!!) ground balls! 15!! Ok, they weren’t all outs and he only Kd 1 batter in 5 1/3 IP. He got the win and that was super awesome.
b. Start these guys tonight in that RCL where I need W, Ks and IP of course (I now need 38 1/3 IP)?
1. Bubic at home (Detroit) versus Fulmer, SON=$5.2 for Bubic and -$5.3 for Fulmer
2. Gausman at home (Rockies) versus ChiChi Gonzalez, SON=$29.2 for Gausman and -$17.2 for Gonzalez.
3. Plesac at home (White Sox) versus Keuchel, SON=$1.0 for Plesac and -7.2 for Keuchel.
c. MLB quote of the day for September 23, 2020
‘A Gold Glove would be one of the things I would really cherish. When I was younger, I was always smaller. I couldn’t hit, so I had to work on defense.’
‘I’ve gotten stronger, but I don’t ever try to hit home runs. I stay with the same approach, just hit line drives. If you get under one and it goes out, it’s a home run, but I don’t feel any pressure to hit home runs.’
‘It is nice to have the fans recognize you, not because it makes you feel like a big-time player, but because they enjoy watching baseball and they like watching us play. It’s going to get even better being here. Pretty soon, the city could be one of the best places to play.’
‘A lot of teams aren’t going to let me beat them. I just try to do something each game to help us win. If you do something like that, whether it’s a walk or a hit, your numbers will be there by the end of the year.’
Ryan Wallace Zimmerman, my choice for the best player in Washington Nationals franchise history. He won a gold glove in 2009 and came in second for the ROY in 2006.
His 162-game average.
684 PA, 614 AB, 90 R, 171 H, 38 2B, 2 3B, 26 HR, 97 RBI, 60 BB, 125 K, .279/.343/.475 slash line, 116 OPS+, 291 TB
His best seasons for me were 2009 and 2017, though 2010 was also very good. Which year do you all think was better?
694 PA, 610 AB, 110 R, 178 H, 37 2B, 3 3B, 33 HR, 106 RBI, 72 BB, 119 K, .292/.364/.525 slash line, 133 OPS+, 320 TB [in 157 games].
576 PA, 524 AB, 90 R, 159 H, 33 2B, 0 3B, 36 HR, 108 RBI, 44 BB, 126 K, .303/.358/.573 slash line, 134 OPS+, 300 TB [in 144 games].
I know, it sucks
A. Yeah, I saw, didn’t realize he was coming in as relief
B. I’m starting all 3
C. I’m just realizing you’re doing best player from each team — did you announce this? Zimmerman is best Nats hitter career-wise, I guess
I announced about 10 days ago which is like 1/3 of last year’s season.
Thanks for the advice.
Ah, my bad, Ante! I misremembered remembering
It was only an after-thought just like the whole season’s been. The quote thing morphed so many times from Yogi quotes to a Yogi dump to recording an entire transcript of how Ron LeFlore almost didn’t make the trip for his batting practice rehearsal with Billy Martin (who canceled batting practice for the Tigers that day for him), so you are totally entitled to be mystified. I thought since I’d done most of them already (Ruth for the Yankees, Cobb for the Tigers, Drysdale for the Mets etc.) that I’d try to finish that string. The quotes were all over the place with no rhyme or reason, trying to be woke. Anyway, tomorrow’s the last one, of the regular season. Can’t believe it! I’ll still be around through the playoffs for sure.
So nuts that there’s only one more quote of the regular season…Cards might play on Monday tho, so technically, there might be one more
Will be ready!
Good luck tonight!
Obviously not benching Bryce the rest of the week. Minor consolation was Rios getting that homer in my 3B slot even though he didnt start, because i overlooked not getting another 3B eligible player off waivers this morning and was stuck with him there. Gotta love fantasy baseball!!!