Hola, fellow español speakers! Today’s word is Triston Casas (1-for-4)! Let’s break it down into parts! Triston is pronounced Tris like a Tris Speaker. Not the old-timey baseball player, but like a speaker who is saying the word Tris. Next part is ton like, “I ate a ton of churros and now I am sneezing cinnamon sugar.” Say the last name with me now…Ca-thathss. The last part you say like a Spanish snake. Like a snake you find in the desert outside of Barth-a-lona. A snake with a lisp. Try the whole thing now, Triston Cathathss. Bueno! *maracas around room* Cathathss! Cathathss! Cathathss! So, yesterday or today or last week doesn’t really matter for when the Red Sox called up Triston Casas, but if you think he was called up on Sunday simply because now he’s earned his place, like he got the ring from Gollum and deposited in the mouth of some volcano or whatever that quest was of those hill trolls, you’re sadly mistaken. Triston Casas has been ready for a while, but baseball is still broken for when prospects are called up. Rather than change the world’s problems today, let’s look at Triston Casas. Hey, what do you know, I already gave you my Triston Casas fantasy! So ridiculous that I figured (correctly) he’d have 300+ ABs this year. Because he’s been ready! If you don’t care what I say, here’s what Itch said, “Triston Cases has learned late at-bat traits to help him hang against a variety of experienced pitchers, and perhaps he’s carried some of those hang-in-there strategies to early-count situations against pitchers he’s never seen before. Whatever it is, I like it. Unlike Grey, who I hate.” Really not cool! I’d grab Triston Casas in every league. He’s got elite approach and power. For what he will do the final month? No one knows, because it’s a small sample, but worth finding out. Finally, Casas is home. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Tanner Houck – Had season-ending back surgery. Expected to be ready for 2023, and might be stretched out as a starter again. Nothing says, “Our organization wants to ruin a young arm,” like moving him from pen to starter four times in four years.

Trevor Story – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Guy Who’s Been In A Coma Since April wakes, “Aw sookie! Trevor Story’s hitting bombs! That’s what I’m talking about! My fantasy team must be doing so good! Has Giolito been anchoring the staff? Guys? Why’s everyone tiptoeing out of my room?”

John Schreiber – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.11 and his 7th save, and his 2nd save in as many games. He should be the closer. “Put should be the closer in one hand” and poop in the other hand, and why are you carrying around poop? Are you an actual chimpanzee?

Tyler Mahle – 2 IP, 4 ER, as he was activated from the IL, and his velocity was 87 MPH on his fastball. “When you can’t win a Spongebob at a county fair with your fastball, you might need Tommy John surgery.” That’s Dr. James Andrews doing his best Jeff Foxworthy impression.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Twins’ beat writer said, “Over his last six starts, Dylan Bundy has a 2.17 ERA in 29 innings pitched.” Which is cool, and good, but I did guffaw at six starts and only 29 IP.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .270. I get why he garners attention in real baseball — the glove and arm — but he’s always one of the most overrated players in fantasy. On the Player Rater, Correa just passed Jazz Chisholm Jr., who’s been out the entire 2nd half.

Dylan Cease – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13, in only 103 (!) pitches. I’d give the Cy Young award to Justin Verlander, then tell Justin, “Now give it to Cease,” just to get Kate mad.

Oneil Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. The ease at which he homers makes it worth watching the Pirates (then turning them off for hitters 2-9, and their pitching).

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.03. Streamonator saw this as a no-brainer — or rather a robot-brainer — but doesn’t like his next one. If I’m being honest, I’d start him.

Miles Mikolas – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32 vs. Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Miles Mikolas/Marcus matchup mainlining mmm’s, “Man, marvelous.” Muah!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and now 695 career homers. If we get to the final weekend and Albert Pujols is sitting on 699 homers, MLB is gonna move the fences in to Rock ‘n Jock distances to make sure he gets it.

TJ Friedl – 4-for-8, 3 runs and his 4th and 5th homer, and four homers in the last week, and one of the hottest schmotatoes. I am starting to wonder if Fraley and Friedl are the same guy. Give us Friedley and teach him how to make Fribbles!

Jonathan India – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. I wrote this before the completion of the 2nd game of the doubleheader, “Hitting near-.325 over the last month, and I regret to inform you for next year, it’s gonna be hard to ignore India.” Then he left the 2nd game with an injury and I just shook my head and laughed.

Spencer Steer – 0-for-7. Spencer Steer is the Anglicization of “Jesus take the wheel” and in this essay I will explain–Sorry! I thought I was getting a useless liberal arts degree. Any hoo! Laura just gave you her Spencer Steer fantasy, and she just beat me to waivers to pick him up in our keeper.

Nick Lodolo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.95 vs. German Marquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.86. As I watched this game, I was struck by how much both teams seemed checked out. At one point, Garrett Hampson stole third with two outs, seemed to get thrown out and everyone just shrugged, continuing on with the game.

Jose Iglesias – Left the 1st game with a hand injury, then didn’t start the 2nd game. Oh, that’s a shame–Bring up Tovar!

Ranger Suarez – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.52. Damn, really thought he turned some kind of corner in the 2nd half, but this is now three straight emojis that are vomiting, and the vomit spells out “vomit.”

David Robertson – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.35. It is truly incredinble that anyone, no matter who, that goes into the Phils’ pen immediately sucks.

Alex Wood – Hit the IL with a shoulder impingement. Gabe Kapler said he’s been pitching thru it for a while. *looks at Wood’s 5.10 ERA* You don’t say!

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Don’t think people consider Rodon in that upper echelon of starters, but he absolutely could be my first starter off the board in a lot of leagues next year, as people go Gerrit Cole and I try to figure out why Cole is three rounds higher than Rodon.

Corbin Burnes – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.02. Hmm, ya know, I might not be able to rank Burnes in the top five starters range where I say to ignore him next year, but I might be able to rank him around 50th overall and draft him. And absolutely will be drafting him, if that’s the case.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4 and his 24th homer. As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.42, and now has 41 1/3 IP of scoreless hoo-ha’ing, and his ERA has gone from 3.31 to 2.42 in that time, and leads the NL in WHIP with 0.92. Will be interesting if Zac can get ahead of Orel. *Groucho Marx eyebrow raise*

Jake McCarthy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, 3rd homer this week, as McCarthy attempts the oft-attempted, but rarely successful gambit to bring his hot schmotato into a new week.

Daulton Varsho – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer. Thought about how he has more than twice as many homers as Eloy, and now you have to think about it too.

Miguel Cabrera – Hit the IL with a bicep strain. Repetitive stress injury from years of chugging beer.

Michael Pineda – Designated for assignment. Pineda’s assignment is to hit his stomach at a child’s party and let loose some candy.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .292. I give Altuve a lot of crap, but thinking back at Correa, and Altuve is consistently worth about three to four times as much as Correa. Correa is truly embarrassing.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Nothing is more reliable than Mr. H2H getting his one homer per week. (Which I say after seeing Tucker hasn’t homered in about three weeks.)

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-2, and his 21st homer. Also, was able to get around the bases without getting arrested once.

Max Fried – 5 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48. Fried didn’t return after the nearly two-hour rain delay at Truist, so he lost the no-hitter opp. By the by, Truist sounds like an ad-lib from DJ Khaled. “We the Truist!”

Seth Brown – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 18th and 19th homer. Two homers in a game goes a long way to a schmotato run, but I just looked at what Brown’s been up to, and I wanted to flush it down.

Carlos Carrasco – 2 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.91, and four unearned runs. If you started Carrasco against my wishes, then you deserve those unearned runs tacked onto your fantasy team statline. I will be contacting Yahoo, ESPN and other fantasy platforms to tell them to make the adjustment.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Back in December, Cesar Hernandez opened up his Christmas present from his wife — an all-expenses-paid trip to Christian Yelich’s Home Run Clinic. Boy, Cesar was excited at the time.

Andrew Benintendi – Needs surgery for his hamate bone. No worries, Yanks fans, that means more at-bats for Aaron Hicks!

Frankie Montas – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.79. Solid start, so not going to go too far down the Negativity Alley of Darkness, but you might need to be more economical with your pitches, if you can only get thru five with seven strikeouts.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 53rd homer, as he now bats leadoff. It makes sense, but, if I were Boone, I’d also hit him second thru ninth.

Clay Holmes – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.42 with the save. I miss 1st half of the season Clay Holmes.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.00. Guess who used the Streamonator and streamed Kluber and dropped him immediately after? This guy with two thumbs pointed so close to his eyes he can’t see anything else.

Julio Rodriguez – 4-for-6, 2 runs and a slam (24) and legs (23), and is going to have a 25/25 season as a 21-year-old, and, oh em gee, I’m gonna end up drafting him in the top three in 2023, aren’t I? Will he be the top guy off the board? Gotta go Treat, right? No? I can go Jul-Rod? Thank you, father, may I have another?

Zach Plesac – Out after breaking his finger by punching the pitching mound after a Jake Lamb homer. When he heard someone said Jake Lamb, Plesac got on his knees, screaming to the heavens, “Noooo!!! All this time I’ve been calling him Jay Clam!” And he punched the dirt. Or maybe he recalled his father telling him, “If you get mad, you have no one to blame but yourself, so go pound sand.” Not sure, to be honest. Plesac’s last two years: He missed significant time last year after aggressively removing his shirt, and he was sent home in 2020 for violating Covid protocols. You have to remember, his last name isn’t pronounced “please others.”

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Harley Earl
Harley Earl
5 months ago

By the way, another new guy to look at closer — at least as a hot schamato — is Stone Garrett. Dude is hitting .424 through 33 at-bats and hit his 3rd HR tonight. Drop Noot and pick up Stone!!!!!

bill
bill
5 months ago

Hi, Grey.

I know you know, but your pitching acumen is second to none.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
5 months ago

I think Nootbaar has gone cold. The hot streak is over. He’s 4/31 over the last nine games. Time to Sell!!!!!!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

It was fun while it lasted. Another couple weeks of this and I’ll move on. Figured this was coming at some point. I’m sad. Poor Noot.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
5 months ago

Happy Labor Day, Grey!

I have a 1st round bye in my playoffs this week, so have some roster flexibility.

Corbin Carroll vs. Triston Casas – who’s better for the fantasy playoff run?

Full team below:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: Hoerner
OF: Acuna, Judge, JRod
UTL: Tellez
BN: C. Walker, Carroll

SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe. Ryan, Kirby, Sonny Gray, Rasmussen, Heaney,

RP: Hendriks, Bautista, D. Jimenez

IL: A. Wood, Barlow, H. Greene

NA: Soroka

Thanks as always for all your hard work on the daily write-ups & answering all questions!

Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Please pick one or none
German vs Minny
McCullers vs Angels
Springs vs Boston
All at home

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

This whole year I kept saying adames will get his average up. Well I guess I was foolishly optimistic. I like the other stats, but that .228 is a drain. I thought a trip to Coors would help. I saw 6 runs so far, checked the box score…my excitement was short-lived.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah I know. Why do I always get excited when my guys go to Coors? I end up setting myself up for disappointment. I saw the hittertron value today too.

Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Need a 3rd baseman?
Peterson(in Col)
Illedermas Vargas
Renfego

MarvPesos
Marv
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

Thinking of dropping Hayes and need a third baseman: Casas, Rengifo, B Donovan, G Urshela, R Urias, Candelario

Marv

Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Hold Nootbar or drop for Friedl?

herschel
herschel
5 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. would you recommend streaming any of these guys this week?

ed cabrera vs nym
t rogers @ phi
cobb @ lad
sears vs cws

thanks!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
5 months ago

Hello Grey and Happy Labor Day!

So I somehow eked out a Bye on our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, and I now have a week to clean up my roster and get ready for next week.

I dropped Heim and added Raleigh, but I can reverse if you think it was not a smart move. Seemed ok to me.

I want to add Meneses as Bench Bat or maybe even a fill in for the Rizzo, so the candidates would be:

Eloy Jimenez (currently on my Bench – man he sucks)
Corbin Carroll (recently added but have not played him yet)
Christian Javier (this one would hurt, but I would understand)
Jesus Luzardo
Trevor Rogers

I know it’s an odd collection of players, and I usually like to horde pitchers for the 2 Starts and the tasty matchups, and SP/RPs are even better because they can slot in the RP spot (duh), but these guys may not be any good for that anyway.

Thanks Grey and enjoy the rest of your day.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
5 months ago

Oh, and the Cesar Hernandez and Christian Yelich HR Camp made me laugh. Very funny visual there.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
5 months ago

And of course it figures Lard Ass Gurriel goes 3-4 with a Run scored today when everyone has justifiably benched him, including my wife!

What a tool!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks very much Grey.

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Vlad with another steal! I love it.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

WHY IS GIANCARLO STANTON SO BAD?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

He should be made to change his name back to Mike.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
5 months ago

Fribbles!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

  1. Would you start Brady Singer of KC at home against Cleveland?

2.Would you start Jeffery Springs of TB at home against the Red Sox?

3.I have a strategy question. I only have Will Smith of the Dodgers as my only catcher. I have done well. However, there are games that he does not play. Therefore I thought should get a second catcher for the last month. There is no playoff in my league. The season ends on October 2. I could pick up Cal Raleigh. Of course, when he and Smith play, then there is no advantage. The other option is to pick up the Dodgers other catcher (Aaron Barnes). What are your thoughts? To pick up Raleigh or Barnes, I was going to catch Mike Clevenger?

Thanks!!! Your help is always appreciated!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
5 months ago

The Razz FF Pod league needs players drafting tonight!

https://www.fantrax.com/newui/fantasy/joinLeague.go?leagueId=kdnmvfprl7kks1m3

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

It was only half full this morning. Spread the word!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yes thanks.

finished S3 for all mankind and man did it go downhill!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

First two seasons were good.
gimme a new show to watch now?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Did you like the rehearsal? I got bored fast.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  frankgrimes
5 months ago

Clicked on the link, then realized it was a $50 buy in……could explain why its half full.

If you need people and want to comp and entry, sign me up.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  B the Esq.
5 months ago

No money no honey

it’s the fourth year running
just late start this year

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
5 months ago

1. Next week’s favorite?
Stripling home vs Rays
Kremer at Wash
German at RedSox

2. To get bodies for next week’s playoff start, If you had to drop one bat who would it be: Stanton (done nothing in months but could get hot?), Lars (thrill is gone or hope?) or Polanco (even if he is activated Saturday-trust him?).

3. If I have to drop a pitcher, N Martinez or gulp Shane who is in my IL slot?

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Gave me the courage to move forward. Thank you. My team is floundering so it feels good to do something to gear up for next week’s playoffs.
I also grabbed Trevor Rogers for his home start on Monday vs Texas. Bot loves it but we shall see how he fares vs Philly on Wednesday. Yanks only have five games next week so it is possible that I dump Stanton for an arm. Traded Montas for him lol. Ugh

Mczero1960
Mczero1960
5 months ago

Would you start Corbin Carroll over Andrew Vaughn or Jose Abreu? Corbin has been a little underwhelming so far but he has three games in Colorado plus I could use a little boost in stolen bases.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

I own Corbin Carroll. Replace with Randall Grichuk, Jake McCarthy, or Keston Hiura?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. i think that it’s time to waive Christian Arroyo. He seems to sit a significant number of games. The following are available:

Ilifemaro Vargas
Isaac Paredas
Emmanuel Rivera

I was leaning to Rivera since he has three games at Colorado.

What would you do?

Thanks for working Labor Day!

martin

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
5 months ago

Who’s my sixth starter for the week? Morton v sea, May v Sdp, Urquidy v LAA? Leaning Morton

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
5 months ago

What’s good Grey? Don’t know where you’ll have Kirby ranked next season, but read some interesting statistics after he won AL Rookie of the Month.

In five starts, Kirby posted a 4-0 record with a 2.15 earned-run average, allowing seven earned runs in 29 1/3 innings. He struck out 34 batters and walked just three in that span. Of his 421 pitches thrown during those five starts, 71% were strikes and he threw first-pitch strikes to 70% of the batters he faced. While he did allow 30 hits, a product of throwing so many strikes, he also didn’t allow a homer.”

For the year…

“In 19 starts this season, Kirby has posted a 6-3 record with a 3.16 ERA. In 102 2/3 innings pitched — a career high at any level — he’s struck out 107 batters and walked only 14. He leads American League starters with a 7.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He’s issued one walk or fewer in his past 19 starts.”

Enjoy Labor Day, my dude. Hi to Ted!

Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Please pick top 2 streamers
Javier vs Tex
Waino vs Wash
Springs vs Boston
German vs Minny
Kremer vs Toronto
All at home

aardvark
aardvark
5 months ago

Who is the drop to activate flaherty?
Javier
Freddy Peralta
Trevor Rogers

Bento Fox
Bento Fox
5 months ago

Please rank the following SPs in a QS league
D.May
P.Lopez
R. Stripling
J.Quintana

Smitty
5 months ago

We have a Cody Morris sighting, going vs KC on Weds I think. Like him even with expected pitch count?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Right on and happy Labor Day!

Herschel
Herschel
5 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Start Ryan @ nyy and vs cle? No other decent starter options but could start alexi Diaz or AJ puk as an extra reliever.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
5 months ago

Great roundup Grey!

In a H2H weekly league would start:

Christian Walker 6 games @SD/@COL
Or
Luis Robert 7 games @SEA/@OAK

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks Grey – tough to say if Robert plays baseball anymore. Guy has missed so much time

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
5 months ago

Start one, neither or both in a 12-team roto QS league:

Brown (vs TEX)
Suarez (vs DET)

Chucky
Chucky
5 months ago

Playoff lineup: Need two of Yandy, Carrol, Swanson, Story and Bohm. Sour on Swanson with a five game week, but 4 LHP in his wheelhouse .Carrol goes to Coors for three yet faces Musgrove and Darvish @ SD not to mention Snell (LHP). Thanks in advance.

CTFDU
CTFDU
5 months ago

Hi Grey, will roll the dice with Flaherty today?

Gary C
5 months ago

ESPN Points

Grissom or Andres Gimenez?

malamoney
5 months ago

Ok Grey, need you to step into my points league huddle for a moment. Can only start four of these guys. Here’s what Streamonator projects for points, but I don’t think this choice is a simple as who projects to score the most points. Or is it?

Gausman (@BAL, @TEX) – 37.2 points (starting)

Now pick three:

Rodon (@CHC) – 17.7 points
Bieber (@KC) – 20.5 points
Cease (@OAK) – 20.7 points
Ray (ATL) – 19.4 points
Luzardo (@PHI, NYM) – 26.7 points
Taillon (MIN, TB) – 29.4 points

With the Guardians having an off day on Wednesday (9/8), any chance Bieber pitches on Sunday? Plesac and Civale both on IL.

Does Cease have a meltdown after coming one out from a no hitter? Or does he steamroll one of the worst teams in the AL?

First round of the playoffs. Weekly lineups. This is a two week matchup. I can set a new lineup next Monday.

WWGD? Hit me with some Grey wisdom.

malamoney
Reply to  malamoney
5 months ago

Forgot to add Heaney to the list.

Heaney (SF, @SD) – 29 points

malamoney
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

It seems you are suggesting sitting Rodon.

david
david
5 months ago

Start or Sit
Singer v CLE (McKenzie)
Thanks as always for your expertise.

leon
leon
5 months ago

Whats wrong with Manaea?
Would you trust him for next year as a bounce back? I have him in a Auction/dynasty at $13 in a 15 man and dont know what to do with him.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

So you’re saying your talk isn’t cheap?

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

How about Ketel marte as a bounce back? he will be $38 for next year in my dynasty/auction?
Also, Loudes Gurriel at $22. loudes is a shock to me. tbh.
All bounce back candidates.

ty

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I can’t even believe how bad Gurriel is. 5hr? This can’t be all he has.

Gary C
5 months ago

Drop Whitlock for Schreiber?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

After 4 games (@ 3B), Baltimore is now playing Gunnar at 2B (and moved Urias to 3B). This is important to me since I need a 3B (and Yahoo requires 5 games to make Gunnar 3B eligible),

Any idea if this change is because of Gunnar or Urias?

Last edited 5 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Cohen
Cohen
5 months ago

Batty call
Abrams at Flaherty or
Michael Taylor home vs McKenzie

Wee
Wee
5 months ago

Are you starting Bradish at home against the blue jays on Tuesday in a 12-team mixed points league?

Wee
Wee
Reply to  Wee
5 months ago

Also, who do you like better this week in a standard points league: K Wong or K Hiura?

stevie
stevie
5 months ago

Hey Grey,
A few sit or starts, Happy Labor Day!
Marco G. vs White Sox
Heaney vs San Fran
Joe Ryan @ Yankees
Cole Irvin vs Atl

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
5 months ago

Grey !

I have been holding David Robertson but the way the Phillies have been using him lately is infuriating.

Tanner Scott is on my wire, do I grab him for D-Rob ?

Gary C
5 months ago

ESPN points

Start Gunnar over Muncy this week?

Gunnar Tor (4), Bos (3) all RHP!
Muncy SF (3), SD (3) 4 RHP, 2 LHP (platoon?)

Thanks

Peter guigli
5 months ago

Drop Kwan for Friedl?

Gary C
5 months ago

ESPN points, this week only, please rank top 4

1-Garcia (Hou SP) Vs LAA
2-Giolito @ Oak
3-Stripling @ Tex
4-Stroman vs SF
——————-
5-Sewald vs ChiW (3), vs Atl (3)
6-Syndergaard vs Wash
7-Whitlock @TB (3) @ Balt (3) gave up 3 ER in both of last 2 outings

As always, thanks so much!

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
5 months ago

Add Doval to above
@ LAD (4), @ Milw (2) @ ChiC (3) 9 game week

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
5 months ago

Correction for Doval, 8 games LAD (3), not 4

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

My playoffs start on 9/19
Drop any of these SP – Gonsolin, May, Nola for Sandovar?

Always big THANKS!!

Razz_Luvr
Razz_Luvr
5 months ago

Eovaldi, insert fork, done?

Oswald Peraza worth a hold or add Hunter Brown for some lightning in a bottle?

ROTO redraft

Gordeon
Gordeon
5 months ago

Can’t say I expected Adley(3) to have more SBs than CJ(2) this season. 80 grade speed my arse.

C whore
C whore
5 months ago

I have a dirty little secret and now need help getting out. All season I’ve been holding 2 catchers. Yup. 2 catchers in a 1 C slot league. I drafted varsho and after some OF injuries early in the season I snuck him out there and picked up Kirk. I’ve been flip flopping them successfully all season but now hunting the chip and need to make room in the P department. Who am I letting go? Please help me decide lol

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
5 months ago

Ozuna or ward ros in obp leagues?

richcatc
richcatc
5 months ago

Please pick 3 OFs for upcoming week among Happ, Canha, O’ Neil, C. Carroll and J. McCarthy.

Thank you and good luck in your fantasy playoffs!

richcatc
richcatc
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Who would you drop first between Carroll and Canha?

Cubby
Cubby
5 months ago

My weekend was full of mishaps with pitching. Woodruff, Alcantara and Suarez let me down. I had Stroman on the bench. With regard to him, am I missing something? Throughout August and now, he’s gone off when I benched him and done poorly when I started him. I think I’m doing it for the right reasons….yesterday for instance, the Cards had torched him all year and were 2nd wOBA against RHP, yet Stroman blanks them.

A) My question after my rant is….what do you look for when deciding if a matchup is stream-worthy or not. I feel like I’ve been unlucky with Stroman, but I want your take.

B) what is wrong with Sean Manaea, and is he the ultimate buy low for 2023?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Left my balls over the plate once. Consequences were far more serious than being dumped from someone’s fantasy team.

Last edited 5 months ago by SteveNZ
galica1234
galica1234
5 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Wanted to add Eaton but then thought better of it and signed up Aranda!

b. George Carlin quote of the day for September 5, 2022

‘There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got… because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now… the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right.’

From Life Is Worth Losing (2005)
Cheers,
Ante

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  galica1234
5 months ago

Aint that the truth! Carlin had a great wit and, yeah, pretty amazing way of succinctly spelling it all out. Isn’t that what we would call “brilliance”?

Smitty
Reply to  galica1234
5 months ago

Thanks Ante! George was and is my alltime favorite!

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Gleyber Torres has been abysmal in the 2nd half. Have you seen his numbers?

Last 37 games:
.187 avg
.218 obp
.511 ops

He has no business being on a fantasy roster at this stage of the season.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I had him on a team up until this week. I was hoping he would rebound this year. It looked like it was happening earlier this year.

I had too many guys on one team who seemed to forget that the baseball season isn’t over in August. I feel like 80% of my hitters have mailed it in.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah. I could have used this version of bregman about 3 months ago. in a h2h league. I missed the playoffs by 0.5 games. Tatis, Lynn is another one. The list goes on with injuries. It was a year straight out of hell.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  toolshed
5 months ago

Seen it? I’ve lived it!

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

So after I added india back to my team it only took a matter of days for him to hurt himself. He apparently fouled a pitch off near the knee. They say he is fine. Have we heard something like that before? I can’t remember because there is an echo in my head repeating something that sounds like day to day. I’ve had this problem since opening day. It went away a few weeks ago and now it’s back again.