Matt Olson, affectionately known as Allahson by people in Middle East Bay, hit his 22nd homer yesterday.  An inconsequential home run to the game, but it’s a part of a larger tapestry.  Khris Davis hit his 31st homer, his 4th homer of the week, but, again, pull back, view the larger picture.  That home run didn’t matter!  Speaking of a matter, Matt Chapman hit his 15th homer, as he hit out of the two-hole, because the A’s can.  Sure, the A’s can and two-hole are synonymous.  But, of course, all of this happened.  Look at the larger picture!  Trevor Cahill went 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.12, which is exactly what was always meant to happen.  Don’t you see it yet?  On Saturday, Edwin Jackson went 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  No one on the A’s will have a bad game this year.  Know why?  Are you pulled back far enough to see the larger picture?  No one will have a bad game because no one sells their soul and doesn’t specify they want to be good until the end of the season.  “Hey, cool horns and pitchfork.  So, yeah, here’s my soul, and can you make me pitch well until the first week of August?”  That would never happen!  The A’s aren’t the best team in baseball without serious voodoo, soul-selling!  I have it on good authority someone was seen in the A’s clubhouse with a 1970’s-style mustache hiding horns on top of their head!  That’s the devil, unless Rollie Fingers remodeled his face.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Wil Myers – Hit the DL because he is made of 2,000-year-old parchment paper.  “In the region then known as Mesopotamia is where Hammurabi’s laws were first jotted down on a napkin that is now known as Wil Myers.”  That’s a docent at the Museum of Natural History.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, as he was called up to replace Myers.  A person in a Padres uniform (fan?) was also seen removing signs from around San Diego that read ‘Missing’ with a picture of Kyle Blanks.  Guess they found him.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .238.  It is so hilarious to me that he’s hitting third.  Renfroe shouldn’t be hitting third in a lineup with seven other Renfroes and one Hosmer.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.07, and this game was vs. the Padres, for perhaps the limpest start vs. the Padres from a guy who is supposed to be better.  I saddled up to the Stream-o-Nator and gave Hendricks a roll, then we played bones, and I’m yelling, “Whatever happened to Domingo?”  Santana.  Side note, seriously, is Domingo still playing ball?  As for Hendricks, I’m so done with him.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44.  His owners prolly preferred when he was allowing steals vs. runs.

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .300.  Just give him the MVP.  Not saying he does or doesn’t deserve it, but it’ll make Cubs fans more bearable (pun!).

Delino DeShields – Hit the 7-day concussion DL.  DeShields bumped his head on his extremely low ceiling.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  I said last week that Trumbo could be one of the few to hit 15 homers from August 1st to the end of the year, and now I’m saying I said it.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-3, 3 runs and a slam (7) and legs (15), hitting .471 for the O’s, and hitting third.  If I was anymore vocal about how I think Villar now has fantasy value, people would be confusing my O’s talk with my O face.

Austin Wynns – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near .430 in the last week with two homers.  Yes, hot schmotato alert, but it’s worth noting that the O’s opponent (Rangers) don’t have five little Nolan Ryans.

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, as he plants himself at the tail end of the O’s bullpen like he’s between two ferns.

Tyler O’Neill – With Dexter Fowler’s fractured foot — too bad, so sad! — O’Neill and Harrison Bader should be getting regular playing time.  In a vacuum, I like Tyler O’Neill (though he is nursing an injury).  By the way, I know the video on today’s post got dated super fast with the Pham injury.  Considering I have to do these videos a few days ahead of time to complete them, I’m surprised this is the first one that got dated.  Still feel free to view it with ads and earn me .0000000000067th of a penny.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, hitting .298.  Can I just briefly mention how absolutely apeshizz bizzonkers it is to have a guy hit third, then double switch him out in a close game?  You’re basically saying Jo-Ma is one of your best hitters (which he is), then remove him from the lineup when you could still use offense.

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Was a fairly easy matchup (which is in itself crazy, because the Pirates went out and traded for pieces and their hitting is goofy sad — anyhoo!), but Flaherty’s next matchup will be even easier (Royals).

Tyson RossCardinals claimed him off waivers.  Which is like signing a Gremlin to only pitch in games that start after midnight.

Nathan Eovaldi –  8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  “…And weeks ago Aaron Judge went down and the Yankees became a lifeless team.”  *closes storybook*  “The end.  Now go get daddy a beer,” the Red Sox.

Chance Adams – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks in his major league debut.  If you only listened to Yankee fans, you’d think the Yanks promoted Whitey Ford.  Adams has been getting absolutely worked in the ribs, up against the ropes, as he moved up the minor league food chain.  In Single-A, he had a 12.3 K/9.  That decreased at each additional stop until it was at 8 K/9 in Triple-A last year.  It bounced back a little this year (9.4 K/9) with a 4.50 ERA (3.99 xFIP).  Oh (not the Rockies pitcher), the walks have not been pretty either (4.4 BB/9 in 2018).  This all sounds like a potential number three if things break right.  Or Whitey Peugeot.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and three homers in the last four games.  Yes, he’s a Bour, but hot schmotato too.

Tommy Hunter – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 4.17, as Seranthony Dominguez (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.03) worked the 7th inning.  Maybe Gabe Kapler is a socialist and he wants everyone to get saves.  Seranthony does sound like he’s part of the ruling class.

Tyler Skaggs – Hit the DL with an abductor strain.  Apparently, Skaggs is a scallop.

Luis Valbuena – Designated for assignment by the Angels.  This is one of the most interesting DFA’ings in the history of baseball.  The Angels floated a report Saturday night that The Sciosciapath was stepping down, then their next move was DFA’ing Valbuena, Scioscia’s favorite player.  Then, The Sciosciapath was asked about stepping down and he said that report was nonsense.  So, when The Sciosciapath asks about Valbuena being DFA’d, you know what he’s going to hear?  Sorry, Mike, I thought we were on a break!

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  The reports of his demise are sorely mistaken.  Or are they?!  Damn you, Reversal Question, you nearly gave me a heart attack.  Kluber’s Ks and velocity are still down, and his xFIP is up.  Obviously, he’s not a bad pitcher, but not sure he’s the Cy Young guy he was.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer, hitting .300.  The guy who you worried in March couldn’t hit 20 homers is going to hit 40+ homers.  Now cackle yourself into heaving sobs.

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save, as he seems to have simultaneously supplanted Cody Allen while also trying to keep the competition alive by giving up runs.  It’s a fine tightrope to walk, just ask Cody Allen.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.70 vs. Ervin Santana – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.14.  This matchup was billed as, “You don’t believe in Magic?  Then how do you explain these guys still starting for major league teams?”

Whit Merrifield – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .307.  Completely respectable season from Merrifield, and more in line with what I’d expect from him vs. what he did last year power-wise.  That might be the worst fight card since Brigitte Nielsen’s ovaries vs. Father Time.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (1), hitting .235.  Most unbelievable slam and legs since *looks up whether Adrian Gonzalez ever stole a base*  Well, that, if it happened.

Lance McCullers – 4 IP, 0 ER, but left with elbow discomfort, which obviously sucks and was totally predictable, but he couldn’t pitch one more inning so I could get the gee-dee win?!  Obviously McCullers is done-zo for a while, if not the rest of the season.  I own Collin McHugh in one league, so I’m rooting for him to get McCullers’ spot, but it’s not yet clear.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  On one hand, decent start in a tough matchup.  On the other hand, it’s still under six innings and two earned runs.  On a third hand that is actually a proctologist’s glove on the end of a mop, Castillo is yet to impress me for longer than two starts in a row all year.

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.37.  Once the trading deadline passed, Harvey ripped up all his scratch-off (of this team’s logo).

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.21.  Well, we had a good run.  Or at least I had a good run with him, as he rattled off three straight Quality Starts, but the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I agree.

Jon Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  One great start after another since his return from the minors is going to step over the top rope for this week’s matchup vs. the Dodgers in Coors.  Hope he doesn’t come away bloody like Abdullah the Butcher.

Trevor Story – 1-for-6, 4 RBIs and a slam (24) and legs (14), and three homers in the last two days.  Hopefully, Matt Holliday doesn’t want to return as a shortstop, because then Story will have to be benched.  Sorry, no choice.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 29th homer, hitting .306.  I won Prince’s last worn merkin on eBay, and it’s in the shape of the symbol he went by for a few years.  Unfortunately, it’s a little damp.  I think I’m going to let it air dry by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Adam Ottavino – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Ottavino’s owners on Saturday, “How many times can Wade Davis blow a game before Ottavino gets a chance?”  Ottavino’s owners on Sunday, “Why do I feel like the world is laughing at me?”  I tried to pick up Seung-hwan Oh (who did get the save on Sunday) in one NL-Only league, and could see the Rockies going with Oh, due to his experience.  Everyone knows the Rockies appreciate experience more than just about anything.  Of course, I don’t think Davis is just out of the mix completely either.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5 and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  Hey, it helps me, because I own Shaw, but now Craig Counsell is benching Jesus Aguilar?  You remember Jesus, right?  The guy who Counsell called three weeks ago, ‘the Brewers MVP.’  Unless that was simply so he’d win the final write-in All-Star vote.  Damn, trying to affect the vote, who are you, Craig Comey Counsell?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Moistasskiss!

Alex Wood – Placed on the DL with either “we want Walker Buehler to get another start” or “Hyun-Jin Ryu is back soon.”  The doctors aren’t yet sure.

Yasiel Puig – Sounds headed to the DL with an oblique injury.  Sue me if I read this as good news for all the guys I want the Dodgers to play over Puig.  Actually, in regards to Puig, ‘sue me’ would be sooooie!

George Springer – Hit a leadoff homer (19th), then walked in his next at-bat, which led to a steal attempt and bye-bye.  He grimaced like his season was over after his slide, but the Astros are saying he has thumb discomfort.  If you own him, I’d form a prayer trapezoid with a few of my closet friends and hope it is just discomfort.  I don’t know.  Discomfort is what Ted Knight dealt with from Jim J. Bullock, this seemed like more.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  After the game, Wheeler said, “I can still clear waivers, right?  Please explain the rules of waivers to me.  Someone!”  According to the Stream-o-Nator, Wheeler gets yet another great matchup his next time out, and I’d go with him.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Way to come into the NL and take on the worst offensive team.  Apizzarently, Jeff McNeil was too much for Gausman.  I still like Gausman in his new home, but if my confidence was a Jenga tower, shizz is now wobbly.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Ender belted one out yesterday and I belted one out in the above video about Ender.

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5 and his 13th homer.  Sparkakis!

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.27.  The Marla Gibbs line!  Snell isn’t on an innings restriction.  However, Snell only threw 59 pitches, so maybe he’s on a pitch count restriction.

Joey Wendle – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Go ahead, Mr. Wendle!

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  The Regression Fairies are over here rocking a unicorn t-shirt that says, “One of a kind,” and just ignoring Rodon.  Can’t be forever though.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a double slam (12, 13) and legs (1).  He was hitting .130 in the previous week with zero power (or RBIs and one run), so maybe it’s the start of a schmotato run, but it’s far from the middle of one.

Daniel Palka – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Has five homers in the last ten games, though a few of them have been pinch-hit jobbers, because the White Sox have so many options.  Ow!  Eye roll headache!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .231.  Of course, he’s on pace for 26 homers.  He could have 19 homers the last week of the season, then hit seven homers the final week, because he’s always within a plus or minus of three homers of 27 homers.  What you Seager is what you get.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  You know when you’re feeling particularly lazy and you just line your underwear with fabric softener?  That’s still not as sweet as streaming Estrada on Saturday.

Aledmys Diaz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third homer in the last four games and fifth homer in the last week.  There’s hot schmotatoes, then there’s what Aledmys is currently on.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.68.  Saturday’s matchup was relatively easy, but Buchholz’s peripherals are where they were when he was good.  Yes, he was good at one point.  Why ya gotta be such a playa hater?  The beach is nice this time of year.

Steven Souza – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, which is one more home run than Nick Ahmed hit on Saturday.  Cust kayin’.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.92.  Walks:  Good for senior citizens in the AM at malls.  Not good when going against a team that is starting Nick Hundley as the cleanup hitter.

Chris Stratton – Sent to Triple-A.  That’s the last time I listen to 50 Cent when he says #GetTheStrat.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  “From the area of St. Pete to St. Fran seamlessly.  Because these New Era caps are without seams!”  That’s Evan Longoria practicing in the mirror in case a national commercial campaign comes back his way.

 
  1. CP says:
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    Swarzak a drop at this point now that he’s on the dl? Who do you like better for saves ROS Wahl or Oh?

    Dahl back up with the Rockies, worth an add or you think he barely plays down the stretch?

    Thanks!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @CP: this appears to be why gsellman got that last save. swarzak had this same issue a bit back, might not be back this year at all.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @CP: I’d say Oh could be the play. Dahl will play 2 out of every 3 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CP: Dahl is back and didn’t play, which is pretty typical of the Rockies… Can try him, I do like anyone in Coors — I’d try Oh

  2. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    if my DL slots are already taken up with wacha/stripling/darvish in a 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added, QS and K/9 added. redraft
    C hedges
    1B rizzo (2B)
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS machado (3B)
    3B chapman
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, n-will
    util (2) odor, beckham (2B/SS/3B)
    BN puig, grichuk
    NA (1) hiura
    SP: pivetta, bieber, V2, romo (in SP slot), rodon, borucki, heaney
    RP (4 slots): swarzak (attempting gsellman tonight), rondon, greene, leclerc, steckenrider on BN (in case i lose rondon shortly)
    DL wacha/darvish/stripling

    sounds like puig is going DL yet again. drop for any of: souzamaphone, pearce, otani (batter only), king of the north (STL)

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: not anymore of course. who else here?

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: somebody just dropped joc for souza, so joc or pearce? both clearly do well, and i’m able to platoon them here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Joc

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: yeah, i had him before puig came back last time too.

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @A Wesley Snipes Life: shit, what about bader here (but i probably need HR more than steals with that lineup maybe)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If you need SBs

                • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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                  @Grey: yeah sounds like HR’s more than steals needed here, i’m
                  2nd in steals
                  9th in runs (joc leads off so helps this too)
                  2nd in hits
                  4th in HR’s
                  6th in RBI
                  3rd in total bases
                  tied for 7th in OBP
                  so clearly i’m getting fairly unlucky in runs as is.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Gotcha

  3. Jonas says:
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    Mrs. Garret RIP!

  4. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey! Please rank ROS top 3 among Villar, Bauers, Ahmed, J. Polanco, A. Diaz, Langoria and Braun. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Braun, Longo, Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Diaz, Villar, Ahmed

  5. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! Looks like Stripling will be back soon, just in time for @ COL. We sit him there in 12 team league, yes? Also – could all my players kindly stop diving headfirst into the bases! I need you to keep all your fingers & wrists intact, just another few weeks.

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Which 2 guys are you starting this week?

    Devers (activated Wednesday + will have 5 games against terrible TOR and BAL pitching)

    Muncy (6 games 4 lefties…4 games in Coors, but will he play enough?)

    Tim Anderson (yanks (Lynn cc severino) and cleveland (Bieber Bauer Carrasco)),

    Camargo (4 @ wash including Scherzer, 3 v MIL, gets three lefties)

    • Chucky says:
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      Slotted Camargo over Odor this upcoming week. No I’m not crazy, Odor faces 4 LHP. Let’s see how cute I am!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Chucky: Whenever I try and be that cute with my lineups, the matchup thinking will pay off as expected, but then Odor will do something like have insane games against the RHPs and hit a homer in the 8th inning of the LHP games.

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    a. Drop Laureano for any of the following or hold? He’s a bench bat in 5×5 RCL. I like him a lot, PT is a given with Fowler going to AAA. He’s rated 94/100 for speed, 71/100 for runs on baseball cube. His secondary average this year at AAA was only .235 but he has had very high secondary averages all through out his minor league career.

    1. Milone at home versus ATL
    2. Glasnow at home versus BAL
    3. Bader
    4. Phillip Ervin
    5. Aledmys

    Maybe Frank or OakTown Steve have seen Laureano play first hand?

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 6

    I rise to protest. I have kept still for years; but really I think there is no sufficient justification for this sort of thing. What do you want to celebrate those people for?—those ancestors of yours of 1620—the Mayflower tribe, I mean. What do you want to celebrate them for? Your pardon: the gentleman at my left assures me that you are not celebrating the Pilgrims themselves, but the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth rock on the 22d of December. So you are celebrating their landing. Why, the other pretext was thin enough, but this is thinner than ever; the other was tissue, tinfoil, fish-bladder, but this is gold-leaf. Celebrating their lauding! What was there remarkable about it, I would like to know? What can you be thinking of? Why, those Pilgrims had been at sea three or four months. It was the very middle of winter: it was as cold as death off Cape Cod there. Why shouldn’t they come ashore? If they hadn’t landed there would be some reason for celebrating the fact: It would have been a case of monumental leatherheadedness which the world would not willingly let die. If it had been you, gentlemen, you probably wouldn’t have landed, but you have no shadow of right to be celebrating, in your ancestors, gifts which they did not exercise, but only transmitted. Why, to be celebrating the mere landing of the Pilgrims—to be trying to make out that this most natural and simple and customary procedure was an extraordinary circumstance—a circumstance to be amazed at, and admired, aggrandized and glorified, at orgies like this for two hundred and sixty years—hang it, a horse would have known enough to land; a horse—Pardon again; the gentleman on my right assures me that it was not merely the landing of the Pilgrims that we are celebrating, but the Pilgrims themselves. So we have struck an inconsistency here—one says it was the landing, the other says it was the Pilgrims. It is an inconsistency characteristic of your intractable and disputatious tribe, for you never agree about anything but Boston. Well, then, what do you want to celebrate those Pilgrims for? They were a mighty hard lot—you know it. I grant you, without the slightest unwillingness, that they were a deal more gentle and merciful and just than were the people of Europe of that day; I grant you that they are better than their predecessors. But what of that?—that is nothing. People always progress. You are better than your fathers and grandfathers were (this is the first time I have ever aimed a measureless slander at the departed, for I consider such things improper). Yes, those among you who have not been in the penitentiary, if such there be, are better than your fathers and grandfathers were; but is that any sufficient reason for getting up annual dinners and celebrating you? No, by no means—by no means. Well, I repeat, those Pilgrims were a hard lot. They took good care of themselves, but they abolished everybody else’s ancestors. I am a border-ruffian from the State of Missouri. I am a Connecticut Yankee by adoption. In me, you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man. But where are my ancestors? Whom shall I celebrate? Where shall I find the raw material?

    My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian—an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan. Not one drop of my blood flows in that Indian’s veins today. I stand here, lone and forlorn, without an ancestor. They skinned him! I do not object to that, if they needed his fur; but alive, gentlemen–alive! They skinned him alive—and before company! That is what rankles. Think how he must have felt; for he was a sensitive person and easily embarrassed. If he had been a bird, it would have been all right, and no violence done to his feelings, because he would have been considered “dressed.” But he was not a bird, gentlemen, he was a man, and probably one of the most undressed men that ever was. I ask you to put yourselves in his place. I ask it as a favor; I ask it as a tardy act of justice; I ask it in the interest of fidelity to the traditions of your ancestors; I ask it that the world may contemplate, with vision unobstructed by disguising swallow-tails and white cravats, the spectacle which the true New England Society ought to present. Cease to come to these annual orgies in this hollow modern mockery—the surplusage of raiment. Come in character; come in the summer grace, come in the unadorned simplicity, come in the free and joyous costume which your sainted ancestors provided for mine.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  8. joe says:
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    in a 12 team standard roto.
    which if my starters can i package with soto for baez to make it fair?
    nola/bauer (seems like over pay)
    buehler/Flaherty (reasonable)
    ray/heany/folty/jameson (underpay)
    i’m thinking flaherty

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @joe: I’m not considering moving Baez if I’m him without one of the top two pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Try Flaherty

  9. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    My 2nd Catcher in a 2-Catcher 14-team league is about as shaky as that Jenga house. I’ve been running Omar Narvaez out there (it’s an OBP league) and he’s been aaaaiiiight but not great.

    Weiters and Mesoraco are available and both homered yesterday.

    Others on the FA list are Avila, M.Perez, Flowers, K.Smith, Sucre, Plawecki, JR Murphy, Maldonado, Maile, Wynns, Joseph, and Mathis.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Kruk_Ain’t_An_Athlete: Frankencatcher. Whoever is in the lineup. If a weekly league go mesoraco.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @The Great Knoche: It’s an OBP league.I like Meso but Mesoraco’s OBP is terrible (.298) compared to Narvaez (.356) so he would have to be due for some great power numbers to make up for that fact.

  10. Mr. A Knife says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with QS and K/9. suarez has been bad for a bit now. have these:
    suarez/gomber/porcello/carrasco/gibson/weaver/borucki/duke newcomb
    DL ryu

    drop anybody for any of: bailey (he’s @ NYM today and IF he did well i’d be adding anyway, no matter SON’s immense hatred, likely, as he’s been running really well for a bit), hardy (very surprisingly decent both lately and overall), liriano. have 39 moves left on year, so i’m in good shape in moves per week remaining. obviously if we hear t.ross is in the STL rotation for sure gomber is dropped for one of these anyway.

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: yeah i know, it’s a h2h 20 teamer. that’s it. not everybody (in fact most have more BN bats than my 1) has 8 SP, (max 5 RP slots here unless a RP has SP elig) but i do, except right before trade deadline when i was holding 6 RP in case of closer loss.

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Mr. A Knife: it doesn’t seem like gomber is getting yo-yo’d for now, ross will be used in a way that he probably should be (bullpen, his BB rate during his entire career don’t really speak to a SP role, sort of like a glasnow with FAR more time allowed to improve that, which he never did. plus at this point he’s far past the upside of glasnow)

  11. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop 2

    Villar
    Cano
    Bauers
    Kole Calhoun
    Nick Williams
    Muncy
    Jo-Ma

  12. CaptainKnauer says:
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    ROS Ed-Rod or Heaney

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @CaptainKnauer: Heaney, not close. cause he’s not on the DL for the next 3 weeks.

  13. Dave Funnell says:
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    Wish me luck. I went pure Hitter-nator rankings for pickups today. Went with Luplow and Osuna both @ Colorado today. They had projected rankings for today’s game in the 50’s and 30’s. Top 15 hitters for today.