“Richards is talking to trainers but remains on back.  Injury appears to be serious.”  That’s how the news was tweeted out yesterday by the Angels beat writer.  If Agatha Christie were around today, she’d adapt that tweet and name the novel, 140 Characters On A Train Wreck.  Then it would be re-released after a train disaster with its new title, The Pitcher’s Trap.  No matter the title, there was and will only be one antagonist, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, who gets his jollies from the misery of fantasy baseballers.  You sit on his lap; he says, “What do you want this season?”  “A healthy pitcher.”  “Ho, ho, ho, no.”  Arm injury, oblique, hip impingement, parallel parking impingement because of a stupid cone, broken toe, Tommy John surgery, Tomas Juan surgery in Mexico, forearm strain and now a knee.  The Angels best options are Wade “Joey” LeBlanc, Randy “Team Jacob” Wolf and Chris “Lord” Volstad.  They are all horror shows.  Mean’s while, it sounds like Garrett Richards will miss the remainder of the season, but hopefully will be fine for next year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Best return from a mental health break since Margot Kidder!

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  Too bad his name isn’t Howie Chappaquidkendrick.  That would be cool. Alas…

David Ortiz – 4-for-4 and his 30th homer.  Pretty surprising teams are bothering to pitch to Ortiz, but I guess the Sawx are always losing by so much no one cares.  Your 2014 Red Sox:  Ortiz or nothing.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Beginning to think without shizz slathered on his arms in the form of suntan lotion, he’s simply a peg boy.

Jason Hammel – Having his start skipped.  “Okay, I’m going to blow this on you, don’t sneeze.”  Hammel sneezes.  Since Hammel is allergic to Billy Beane’s Magic Pixie Dust that turns everything into wonderful, he’ll have probably one more shot to stay in the rotation next week vs. the Astros.  After that, Jesse Chavez could return to the rotation.  I want to see Jesse’s hurl!  Where can I find a pitcher like that?

Jeff Samardzija – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Billy Beane’s discovered a new curse word, FuSAMARDZIJAck!

Zack Wheeler – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The Mess jumped out to a huge, early lead and Wheeler got a little too comfortable in his suite at the W.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Every time he homers, a hamster dies.  Wet tail!

Eric Campbell – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Isn’t he a Houston Oilers running back?  Is there a Houston Oilers anymore?  To find out this and more, check out our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

David Wright – 0-for-4, 1 run.  Watching him hit is like watching Apollo vs. Drago.  Throw in the towel, Rock!

Jeurys Familia – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  I’m all for letting him close games while Mejia’s nethers are getting the cough test, but I don’t understand the nearly two-inning save, unless Collins not only has replaced Mejia, but he also doesn’t trust him to even throw in the 8th inning.  Unless Part II:  More Unless Information, Mejia is still the closer and because Familia entered the game with a four-run lead, Collins just stuck with him.  Mejia definitely hadn’t pitched recently.  Well, either way, I’d own Familia and Mejia if chasing saves.

Zack Greinke – Due to a sore elbow, had his start only pushed back to Saturday.  For now.  The ‘for now’ was my addition.  You like it?  It didn’t cost me anything.

Alexi Amarista – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and 2 steals, his 10th and 11th.  So, basically, if you didn’t draft EverCab and just picked up Amarista, and held him all year, even when he wasn’t playing, you would’ve got more fantasy value in one night.

Kevin Quackenbush – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Besides having a name that sounds like a Fletch alias, he also could be getting saves for the next month.  Or day.  Or week.  Hard to say, but Benoit has complained of a cranky shoulder — aw, did it not get enough sleep? — and the Padres definitely went with The Quackenbush over Thayer

Starlin Castro – Could miss a week on the bereavement list.  You heard it here first, Fidel’s finally dead!

Buster Posey – Day-to-day with a flared-up hip.  I’ve heard of flares on the shoulder, but never on a hip.

Brandon Belt – Due to his concussion, he’s 2-3 weeks away from any physical activity.  Bad month for Belts after Robin Williams.

Andrew Susac – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Andrew Susac?  Didn’t he kill Versace?  Oh, no, he’s the Giants catching prospect.  He has some power, but he’ll work primarily in a backup role, so outside of NL-Only leagues, not much here for now.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (17) and legs (11).  If Marvel doesn’t do a comic about The Gangly Manbird that is Pence, then opportunity missed.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.58 on the Giants.  Seven innings would’ve been extra innings if the Cubs grounds crew had their way.

Luis Valbuena – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  If I want to hold onto my diploma from the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston, I can’t recommend you picking up Valbuena.

Zach Walters – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  That’s three homers in his last week of games.  The power isn’t a fluke either.  Neither is his .200 average.  But if you need power, I’d grab him in deep leagues.

Mike Aviles – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (12).  He’s A Lives!  As my autocorrect wanted to write.  My autocorrect really is excited, too.  My favorite is when you type OMW into text and it immediately puts On my way! with the exclamation mark.  Chill on the enthusiasm, autocorrect, I’m not that excited about where I’m going.  Aviles has been playing most days, but not that well.  He could get hot after yesterday, so I’d watch him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Dustin Ackley – Missed yesterday’s game with a sore back.  So that’s what Ackley’s short for!

James Paxton – 4 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I was hoping early on that he’d rope in the WHIP (pun point!), but ended up Paxton left me needing Paxil (not pun; just sad).  Obviously, you want better from him, but the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I’d try to hold him.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Fun fact!  When he comes in from a heavy downpour, he doesn’t towel off the wetness, instead he says, “Kendrys.”  It drives his wife crazy who tells him to Kendrys off the sofa.

Jesus Sucre – 2-for-4.  Sweet!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, has hit in nine of his past ten games and is hitting over .320 in August.  He only has one homer in that time though, so Morrison hasn’t fully broken through.  Better go for another visit with the Native American shaman.

Ben Revere – 1-for-5, 1 RBI and his 37th steal.  After the game, Revere said, “Let’s see Denard Span do that!  Wait, am I Denard Span?  I’m really not sure.”

Wil Nieves – 3-for-4, 1 run.  As his financial ledger is engraved with, “Nieves underestimate me.”

Justin Verlander – Expects to start on Saturday.  I can’t get my font small enough to properly express my enthusiasm.

Rick Porcello – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This game was very fast.  I went to walk my dog, Ted, and the next thing I know it was like the 7th inning.  Guess that’s why his Garbage Pail Kid is Make Quick Rick, with him sitting on a toilet that is wired with explosives.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 24th homer.  It’s gonna be super fun for some sucker next year who drafts Martinez and gets the 12-homer, always hurt hitter.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He only gave up one run through six innings, then Kirby Yates (if that’s his real name) relieved him and gave up another run.  Excuses are like Matthew Berry’s advice, they both stink, but this start wasn’t that bad.

Wil Myers – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department was found in the office kitchen removing lunch meat from five different people’s sandwiches and building one monster hoagie for himself.  After he took a bite, he said, “Get him *garbled* lineup.”

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.06 vs. the RAAAngers.  Rachel Ray couldn’t even get excited about that E.O.V.A.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  OZUNA hit ball over fence.  OZUNA apologize to fan who lost nachos catching home run ball.  OZUNA not intend to fight obesity.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-1 and his 11th homer.  The Salty dong!  Easy, Cougs, I’m talking about baseball.

Nick Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I wonder if he’s related to J.D…or Victor…or Angie.  Prolly!

Leonys Martin – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 22nd steal.  As mentioned yesterday on the aforementioned tip, Leonys is the hottest man in the history of men, aside from Travis Snider and that other guy from that other team.  Either the hoo!  Leonys is hot, and that’s all you should concern yourself with.  In my RCL, I dropped Ackley (peace!) for Leonys.

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I almost wish he’d suck when he played so at least when he misses multiple games with a sore (Mad Libs in body part), it wouldn’t seem like he’s a liar.  I hate your stupid face, Rios!

Charlie Morton – Diagnosed with a sports hernia.  This is like a regular hernia, but the testicles appear to be wearing Kareem goggles.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Battled his control a bit, but he looked better than I had see him look all year.  Maybe the two months of rehab starts did him well.  Still think his name this year will probably mean more than his actual starts, but you have to be encouraged by his first start back.  Well, you don’t have to be, but you should.

Travis Snider – 2-for-3, 1 run.  He’s hot.  He’s hot.  He’s–Sorry, I think this record is broken.  Who wants to hear The Monster Mash instead?

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks and a no decision.  It felt like the Braves bats, while not terrific all year, always went especially putrid when Wood was on the mound.  I wasn’t sure if the stats would bear that out, but it felt that way.  So, I went to the Average Run Support for all starters, and Wood is the 2nd worst amongst qualifying starters just barely behind Eric Stults.  That is not some kind of wonderful.

Michael Cuddyer – Expected back on Friday.  That means he’ll be day-to-day again on Sunday.  Will return again next Wednesday.  Then on the DL the following Saturday.  You can set your watch to it, assuming you have a watch with a 15-day DL hand.

Matt McBride – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer as he played in place of Cuddyer.   I wonder if McBride wants to one day live in a McMansion.

Jorge De La Rosa – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That’s nice, but life’s too short to mess around with a Rockies pitcher who has a 4+ ERA.

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Somewhere, Jason LaRue is smiling.

Michael Wacha – Closer to rehab assignment.  If anyone sees him in the vicinity, would ya point him in the right direction?

Yadier Molina – Did some swinging.  Did he also put his car keys in a fish bowl?

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.78.  He’s been a streamer in my RCL league for the past two months.  For serious.  A guy with a 2.78 ERA and a 8+ K/9.  And you don’t think there’s a lot of pitching.

Jon Jay – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting near-.500 in the last week.  As any pro-marijuana person would tell you when they remembered what to tell you, our forefathers smoked a ton of cannabis.  To carry on that tradition, The Federalist is hot-boxing every box score he comes near.

Trevor Rosenthal – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I’d still continue to hold Neshek.  Rosenthal’s not out of the woods yet and he can’t find any moss on trees to help him.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  He’s the epitome of a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next matchup and I concur.  I concur, y’all!

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Pearce cooled off like a witch’s areola, but he’s now hitting near-.400 in the last week with two homers, so that witch’s areola rubbed against a goblin that looks like Antonio Sabato Jr.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer and 2nd in three games, and fourth homer in ten games.  His average has really bottomed out, but obviously he’s mollywhopping again with the best of them.  Cover your eyes if you own him.  C’mon, get hurt, Cruz.  Okay, you can uncover your eyes now.  Hello.  Oh, well, we lost them.

Adam Jones – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 24th homer.  It sure is nice to have someone that plays and produces every single day.  Ugh, I just jinxed him, didn’t I?  Please don’t smite me, FBO.

Conor Gillaspie – 0-for-3.  White Sox announced that Gillaspie could get some time in the outfield moving forward.  Obviously Gillaspie’s special brand of ‘Hmm, well, I don’t know’ just needs some more versatility.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  You can’t afford to not own him!  Unless he’s on waivers and you have no FAAB dollars left, then you can’t afford to own him.

R.A. Dickey – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  If Hollywood goes through with the movie about Dickey’s life, maybe in his Toronto years they can get Vin Mazzaro to play him.

Jose Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 23rd steal, hitting .294.  Only another .006 until his offseason.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th steal, hitting .314.  Last year, Coco Crisp was the name you wanted with Fantasy Baseball Scattergories with the category of breakfast, this year it’s Melky.  Next year, Eggward McMuffin (Padres prospect).

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  If six homers jumped out of the closet and onto Bautista’s homer total, it wouldn’t surprise me.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Since I’m the only one that owns him in any league, yay for me.  Since he’s hitting .224, lowercase yay for me.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Jimmy can’t crack a 4 ERA so I don’t care.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Will the real CarGo please stand up?  Hey, what do you know?  Only one CarGo can stand up.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he started in place of Khris Davis (0-for-1 as a pinch hitter).  Roenicke started Parra because he doesn’t like my beautiful, luscious, Michael Sheen-thick, feathered hair and wants me to pull it out.

Carlos Beltran – Aggravated his elbow injury on Tuesday.  It’s not easy having tendons that turn to dust when hit by sunlight.

Masahiro Tanaka – Threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session.  He said through his interpreter, “It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls –- something other than fastballs –- in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty.  For more info, give my interpreter money.”  Not sure what the Yankees are trying to prove with this, but I highly doubt Tanaka returns this year.  If he does, maybe it’s for a start or two.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks in 89 pitches.  If Pineda were a piñata, Girardi would be standing in front of the children swinging their bats and tossing chiclets on the ground, so no one got near Pineda.

Stephen Drew – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, raising his average to .173.  In related news, he’s just about to give his autobiography’s ghostwriter the green light to start the final chapter.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, hitting .253 on the Yanks.  That would be .223 on the Padres though, so score!

Jose Veras – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Chad Qualls worked on Tuesday and, uh, two days before that and, uh, once the week before.  Astros probably want to see what else they have in their pen since they’re going nowhere fast.  Hey, we’re here!  Where?  Nowhere!  That was fast.  This is more a comment on how desperate I need saves, but I grabbed Veras.  Don’t look at me, I’m ugly!

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  First time Marisnick was back in the Bronx since the 1960’s.  The classiest fans in baseball according to them gave him a Bronx cheer to remember.

Trevor Cahill 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.54.  He’s also lowered his ERA more than a full run in his last month of starts.  Granted, his shizz was so pear-shaped it was hard for things to get worse.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Has stolen three bags in the last nine games and is hitting near-.300 in the last week.  Could be a very light schmotato.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Ricardo Montalban and George Hamilton had a lovechild and that’s Tanner Roark.  They’d be very happy since his ERA is at 2.80 with a 1.09 WHIP.  They’d, of course, be happier if he was striking out guys more than his 6.6 K/9 or if he were bedding Latin women, two or three a night.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Only another 40 straight games like that and I will accept you back into the Temple of Grey.

Ryan Zimmerman – Expected back in September.  Right now, he’s working on an underwater treadmill.  Maybe he’s expecting to get traded to the Cubs.  If it downpours, there is no one you want on your team more than Ryan Zimmerman!  Well, maybe Max Patkin.  “There’s a tsunami headed for the coast!”  “There’s only one man that can save us…He can jog underwater!”  That’s Obama, addressing the nation.

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fausto
fausto
7 years ago

Also hittertron loves betts I own him but I’m skeptical. Should I be? Or does he hit/steal enough for a spot on a championship tm? Hes my Mi/back up ss for now.

fausto
fausto
7 years ago

Avisail over Soler stash or Kennys Vargas?
Quackenbush worthy of an add? I literally just got pissed and dropped mejia/familia. I’m convinced mejia will close poorly until one testicle is a visible bulge in his sock. Mejia says ” i want to finish the season, chicks dig the longball, I saw on peter gammons myspace page”.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Is Kenley warming or will Kershaw finish it?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Oh they pinch hit for him already.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

bad day, now 1/17 with an alcantara single. eck.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: 1/18, but did get the save.

Halkster
Halkster
7 years ago

Dilemma
Top two teams get a bye
I’m in third 2 games out of 2nd 4 of first
Playing a weak opponent this week
Up in most offense
Ties in saves despite having 5:3 closers and better ones
I have mccann stuck in dl spot until I cut someone
I am down a win and a few ks w 3 starters (2 against each other) vs his 1 more
I can stream and probably take both categories and I can even add rondon to help w saves
But I have to cut two to add
Here is my roster
C
1 Bautista
2 Gordon
Ss Baez
3 aramis
O j upton
O puig
O Bruce
U billy Hamilton
U holiday
Bench jd Martinez
Bench Castro
Pitching
Teheren
Wood
Rosenthal
Uehara
Krod
Cassilla
Benoit
Kennedy
Kluber
Pineda
Mchugh
Salazar

Would u cut Castro and jd Martinez to stream and play McCann?
Would u hold and go catcher less (won’t hurt this week)
If I cut now I can start miller or minor volgelsong fiers???
Thanks

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
7 years ago

had price going in one league , today .
heard an announcer say that it was only the 2nd time
in 100 years that a pitcher lost a complete game one-hitter ,
and both did it by giving up a triple .
the other guy was bob feller , but the guy (name escapes me)
he was facing also threw a one-hitter .
btw : that guy that beat feller was the same pitcher that was
brought in to face the midget, eddie gaudel .
all of this courtesy of vin scully , (i think) .

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  costaricanchata
7 years ago

@costaricanchata: VIn possesses more knowledge of all things than the entire internet.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

Which starter should I roll with for the next couple of starts?

DeGrom @LAD, vPHI
Salazar vHOU, @KC
Fiers vPIT, @SF
Carrasco vHOU, @CHW
Wada vBAL, @STL

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
7 years ago

hey kiwi .
top this :
3 for 69 … across 4 teams .

(actually , i hope that you don’t) .

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  costaricanchata
7 years ago

@costaricanchata: I have a couple of teams doing OK-ish but I am only 1/18 in our league…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Rizzo stole a base? FFS he’s too big for that!

Jay
Jay
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: haha yeah right I got one from freeman today

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
7 years ago

Ban me from Razzball if you want
but I’m taking Kershaw in the first next year.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
cuz you’re the king
the dopes in my leagues not so sure

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
I need to nail my new hot neighbor as well…
She vapes so I’m in!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
one league I went
Tulo
Fielder
J-fer
Bruce
Rios
R Zimm
Anibal
Cole

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

I have finally cracked the top 3 of the FCL as I tied Big Magoo. I’m coming for you SteveNZ! Now I have probably jinxed myself. Don’t care, I got my street cred back

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: note: I was in 11th in July

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH:
I just purchased a BF Odin. My first rda with dual coils.
This thing kicks ass!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  frankgrimes
7 years ago

@frankgrimes: I love dripping but please don’t drip and drive, unless you are at a signal.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH:
No need to worry…
BF ~ Bottom Feeder
the Reo rocks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  frankgrimes
7 years ago

@frankgrimes: I’m stuck on my K fun clones. I sold my dna 30 clone box the other day. Love my 26650 mods though

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I see you. But I’m coming for that ERA point in the next few minutes…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: This race in cats is crazy close. I enjoy when leagues get close at the end and I say ptui! to those that say they were out of it in May. F**king quitters can get the f**k on!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: like that grateful dead sang in St.Stephen “One man gathers what another man spills” and we should be grateful to them for our gifts. Like when I gave Steve Lester in exchange for my stupidity

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@J-FOH: @Grey: And Arrieta. Dont forget Arrieta.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: he was sliding down and you got one out of him, regardless of my blunders I have been able to get more freedom of movement, did you see what shoemaker did for me today carasco, vargas, hernandez and wada in that spot? If I held him, which I could of waivered back but forgot, i was able to get great numbers and all those wins that I wouldn’t of gotten had I held him. It was my bad for not waivering back….cust kayin’

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Fair enough. One of my fbb weaknesses is that I hold on to guys for too long, worrying about what they will do on someone else’s team and my roster flexibility has suffered as a result in the FCL.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: I’m playing in the devils hand, I was so happy when I saw no papi in the line-up but then pissed because I own papi and had no chance for a dong. Either way it’s fun as hell in here, best fun I’ve had since I played a 20 team deep roster format. And nacho is the MVP of our league anyway. Dude has made this year awesome.

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: *tear into coffee* and my FCL went 0-12 yesterday. A two-for-one cry!

Hondo
Hondo
7 years ago

Wow,the O’s are smokin’,makes me a little nervous about using Arrieta tomorrow.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Facepalm-I got so wrapped up in the LLWS I switched over to my local cable station and when no stats were showing up in Yahoo I finally figured out it’s an “Orioles Classic” slaughter rerun from 8-8-14. LOL.

I guess I’m not getting the Tillman win today,but I feel better about Arrieta tomorrow.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I just picked up Tillman in a 12 teamer before his last start.I knew something wasn’t quite right,but it took a little bit to sink in.Damn Little Leaguers distracted me.

Get off my lawn!

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
7 years ago

Just got done drafting Hell In an RCL

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I think I’m good..I took your advise and drafted Barry Sanders first

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: the Yahoo draft grades are the dumbest thing ever invented.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: same here..they just picked my football team to go 2 and 12 ha

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yea it is..too many variables involved

Jay
Jay
7 years ago

Stick with reddick or go to avasail?

Hondo
Hondo
7 years ago

This LLWS game is great!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

Flummoxed. Need starters a little more than closers.

Sonny Gray and Carrasco are on the wire and my only drops are Benoit, Neshek and Stroman. Could wait until midnight in order to use Stroman’s start tomorrow, but then I miss out on Gray’s start. The latest news is Benoit might not hit the DL.

Drop Stroman, Neshek or Benoit for Carrasco and/or Gray?

Thanks in advance.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Bumgarner just made me cry.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

McCarthy on Yanks: 52 IP, 11 ER, 51/7 K/BB. Looks like AZ got gored in that Vidal trade.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Long Bawls
7 years ago

@Long Bawls: True worthless fact-Gore Vidal went to the same prep school(St.Albans in DC) as Al Gore

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Nope ,but Al’s Father and Gore’s Gramps were both US Senators.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Doubtful and probably not Uncle Al either.Most def not to DJ Uncle Al,unless there was a Jefferson(Thomas,not George) thing going on.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Gramdpa Lewis was too busy inventing the internet

Dave
Dave
7 years ago

Leonys or Arcia tomorrow? Arcia faces a crap SP but Leonys is so hot right now !

Flop Sweat
Flop Sweat
7 years ago

I can have one more start this week: degrom @ LA or chase Anderson v. SD

Rate maintenance and a W are more important than Ks this week.

Thanks

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
7 years ago

With 10 runs so far in 4 games your really going work to make this shizz entertaining.

SteveV
SteveV
7 years ago

I play in a league with lots of SP. 10 team 6-9 SP depending on how you use your bench. So deep in SP. Two questions:
1) Is Carrasco for real? Will he be shut down?
2) Carrasco or Salazar?

doubledongwong
doubledongwong
7 years ago

honestly, at this point what can we expect from hanley ramirez? he’s been a headache to own and i couldnt deal him because i waited too long to move him and the deadline passed.

what about miggy? he’s having such a quiet year. with only about one month left, can he really find his power late?

Hondo
Hondo
7 years ago

Any point at all to continue using a DL spot for Darvish? I can snatch Eaton up but I’ve got to do it before Cashner gets activated and my roster freezes until I make room ,probably by dropping the not at Coors next week Stubbs for Eaton and a player to be punted later if Cashner looks OK this weekend.

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

I have one more week left in h2h then 3 weeks playoff. Can I trust Stroman will not get shut down or look for a trade now.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

holy shit, FXX is playing every simpsons ever, in order. so far listings have this going on till at least 5:30 PM on 9/1, it also includes the movie. i’ve always wished for an all simpsons channel, which we still should have. but FXX is that channel for 12 days.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: where’s the commenter Dancin’ Homer, that episode is on now.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: that’s a shame. hope he gets FXX, if not internet.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: Gummy Venus is the best episode ever.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yes sir.

Rowdy, Rowdy…peeper.

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2:

So badass.

On closer inspection, these are loafers

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Janssen with the Stars
7 years ago

@Janssen with the Stars: from this height they appear to be tied, but i will go in for a closer look.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Cuddyer for Revere. getting desperate for SBs

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  dem ribbies
7 years ago

@dem ribbies: hell yeah, that’s decent for you even if you knew chewing the cudd would be healthy, which you don’t.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

more lewd types weren’t waiting for that. but what they were waiting for is also here, and is one of my team names. yep, it’s Eaton-Semien time yet again.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

and with what we were all waiting for…. ROSSCUP UP!

Black & White
Black & White
7 years ago

Would be very cool if you guys put out a short article that highlighted which potential streamers have the highest quality starts over the playoff period.

Black & White
Black & White
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Well mine start next week. I presumed they all typically started at the same time but I guess I could be wrong.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

1. drop feliz or qualls for quackenbush? 16 team h2h.
2. different league. drop feliz for quackenbush? only 2 RP slots.
3. dynasty league, with qualls/benoit/mcgee as closers in 3 RP slots. drop qualls or benoit to grab quackenbush? might be able to wait till DL stint starts.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: 3. same league, had to drop schoop to activate phillips. already have wong. should i drop phillips to keep schoop? 14 team dynasty.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
7 years ago

If Gomes hits the concussion list, who of this slim crop is best for my short term replacement in an OBP OPS league….

Norris (v. a couple meh lefties then weaver followed by astros); Rosario (who seems to sit 50% of the time now), R. Martin, or Dioner Navarro?

Thanks.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
7 years ago

Garrett Richards out 6-9 months..torn patella tendon

Gregory
Gregory
7 years ago

Would you drop Eaton or Gillaspie for Avisail Garcia? Standard points league for my UTIL slot

Lm
Lm
7 years ago

Better pickup off waivers: Blackmon or Wong? Was gonna drop Bonofacio and soLer for both of them in a redraft if I can get both. Thoughts on those drops?

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Lm
7 years ago

@Lm: So your question is Blackmon Wong for Soler Boneface?

Enjoy the sunshine but this isn’t a dating service.

Andrew
Andrew
7 years ago

Drop Myers or Morse for Avisail?

Best 2B option for next 7 days or so:
Santana, Pennington, Schoop, Aviles, Prado

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

Drop Mejia for Quackenbush?

das coffee frau
das coffee frau
7 years ago

price/pujols/justinuptown for miggy/cuddyer

which side? its a keeper league but looking to win it all and not screw myself next year

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
7 years ago

@ Grey :

i feels like you’ve been so preoccupied in helping these
other schmohawks win their leagues that you’ve
completely forgotten about our boy brantley .. (3 for his last 21) .
smarten up , and do what you do best .
we both need him to finish strong .
time to get selfish , dude .

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  costaricanchata
7 years ago

@costaricanchata: I’d be curious to know how many of these guys actually win their league, in spite of the tons of help they get.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Sounds like Chris Davis’ contact rate.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: most of these leagues are likely 12 teamers, so i would have to think it’s higher than that. esp since many are in multiple leagues, and just the fact that they still are actively attempting to help their teams places them in competition, likely.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
7 years ago

The Cubs and Giants are gonna finish the suspended game at 5:05 San Fran won a protest extra abs for my lil Cubbies

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Toe Knee
7 years ago

@Toe Knee: Wada loses a w and Vogel loses an l

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Toe Knee
7 years ago

@Toe Knee: You’re a regular Twitter feed up in here.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: you don’t like it

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Toe Knee
7 years ago

@Toe Knee: They don’t necessarily lose their decisions.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: I really should have said they initially lose their decisions creating havoc in points leagues but it ended the same.

trigger cut
trigger cut
7 years ago

JD or Snider ROS?

trigger cut
trigger cut
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Tyson Ross + Fiers for Wainwright? trying to do a 2 for 1 to make some room on the roster.

Gomez427
Gomez427
7 years ago

Rank ROS:

Reynolds, Craig, Schoop, Walters

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
7 years ago

A guy i’m gonna keep an eye on tomm. is Greene NYY they got him throwing a cutter since he came up and been a good pitch for him . If he does well again i’m might use him on good matchups.

Andrew
Andrew
7 years ago

Quackenbush, Rondon or Familia?

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Kennys with another bomb today. Kind of thinking I’m gonna regret not having him on the cheap in my keeper.

are you dropping Cuddyer or Blackmon for him?

MooseOutFront
MooseOutFront
7 years ago

Suck on all my Kennys, Kluber!!

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

Kenny Kenny Vargass!

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
7 years ago

Prado is batting .600 against lefties since joining yanks.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: you mean instead of kuechal i totally agree. My other choices were Holmberg and Rubby

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: i’m 0-7 the guy i am up against is 0-15 afternoon games usually blow

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Except for Kenny x 2

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Actually Kuechal was ok today. Wonder how Price is feeling losing on an unearned run to his old team

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
7 years ago

McCarthy looking good again there’s a train i wish i didn’t miss

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Is Cashner startable his first game back from DL (vs ARI on Sat) or are you letting him work it out on the bench?

Cutch's Dreads
Cutch's Dreads
7 years ago

Good Afternoon!

I’m looking for a bench bat, no stats or position are needed in particular. Which would you prefer:

Avisail, Aoki, Wong, Crisp, Snider or Willingham

Thanks!!

das coffee frau
das coffee frau
7 years ago

can you rank the best 3 options ROS in h2h? thank you

ozuna, avisail, jon jay, aoki, cudyer, JD mart.

thanks!!!

booya
booya
7 years ago

Simmons, Rutledge, Aviles or Xander ROS?

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
7 years ago

Shcmotato Pennington over Alcantara at SS?

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

Made a speculative pickup of Broxton the other day mainly because one of the other potential playoff teams is a Chapman owner but now should I drop him for Quack?

12 Team H2H Yahoo Standard
(2) SP: Bumgarner, Kluber
(2) RP: K-Rod, McGee
(4) P: Petricka, Betances, Broxton, Cobb
Bench: (A. Wood, Stroman, Paxton, Fiers)
(1) DL: H. Bailey

Brett
Brett
7 years ago

Grey

Lost richards better pick up peralta or liriano?

Thanks

CNG
CNG
7 years ago

How concerned should we be about Ardolis?

Drop Broxton for Quack?

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
7 years ago

been listening to some blue jays pod-casts
and they’ve been discussing skipping some stroman starts ,
due to fatigue , and possibly saving him for possible (?)
post-season appearances .

SMLV1
SMLV1
7 years ago

Dropped Rios for LaRoche and Dropped Polanco to activate Myers. OK with the moves?

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
7 years ago

6×6 (QS) H2H, Pick 2: Quack, Rondon, Neshek, W. Davis, Boxberger. Want at least one of the choices to be getting SV in case Benoit hits the DL, but overall I’ve been ok with 3 closers, one of whom is terrible.
My current RP: K-Rod, Benoit, Nathan, Betances, Neshek

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

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nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Ha oh i know its easy, its still good!! You were liking the guess who it is aspect then huh?

nick the dick
nick the dick