Yacht Rock has polluted my brain. I’m singing Bertie Higgins, dressed like Thurston Howell, III, and wearing deodorant that smells like Pina Colada. And the most frightening aspect of the previous sentence is only one of those statements is make-believe!  Cougs figured since I like blended, virgin pineapple drinks it would be a good idea to buy me Pina Colada-scented Suave deodorant. I walk around all day wanting to lick my armpits! I’m damaged! Even more upsetting, I don’t own Xander Bogaerts (3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, hitting .308) or Rafael Devers (2-for-4, 2 runs, 25th homer, hitting .327) in any meaningful way. (I own Bogaerts in one league, but it’s my worst league, so it doesn’t matter.)  I briefly mentioned this yesterday, but last year Betts and Martinez put fantasy owners on their backs (no easy feat for some of you), and this year it’s been all Bogaerts and Devers. On our Player Rater, both guys are top ten for the season (Acuña reached the mountaintop, by the by). Incredibly, neither guy has been lucky. Bogaerts upped his walks; has a BABIP in line with career norms; held all batted ball profile marks from previous years, except raised his launch angle and fly ball rate just a tad. Bingo-bango-Bogaerts! Devers’s numbers are new from him at the major league level, but nothing jumps out as a career year and he’s only 22 years old.  Both guys will and should be highly ranked next year. Now, excuse me, while I go lick my armpits. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Carrasco – Cleared to throw to hitters on Friday. That puts him roughly three weeks away, in the best case scenario. The most realistic scenario is he’s added to the roster in September and works out of the pen to gear up for the playoffs. The “Less likely scenario, but still a scenario” scenario is baseball changes juiced balls to cantaloupes and hitters record ‘fruit salads’ instead of home runs and H2H owners are like, “I need homers and I’m getting fruit salads!”

Jameson Taillon – Had his 2nd Tommy John surgery yesterday. Brutal news. Shows the untold horrors to stamp card usage. What some guys will do for a free third Tommy John surgery.

Kolby Allard – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50. When Allard was called up, I grabbed him in one deeper league and so far I haven’t started him in either of his starts, because I like having nice things and I don’t know if Allard’s nice. It was an AL-Only league, by the by, so I’m not even really using Streamonator for him, I’m justing going whee from the seat of my pants like an infant.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  And you thought Dannys Antana was done! I actually did think he was done. I said to sell him a few weeks ago, and didn’t really believe his breakout. Of course, I’d own him, though, if he’s hitting. Then again, I don’t know if one good game in the last week “is hitting.” At UC Davis, they called me The Hedge Master in agricultural landscape class.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  All praise the Mezuzah!

Elvis Andrus – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (24, 25). Maybe Elvis is running so much because he’s trying to leave the building. (If you threw your computer out your window after that, I wouldn’t blame you.)

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .335, as he bats third. As frequent commenter, Silent Heat, said yesterday, “Sometimes I like to imagine the parlay odds of Gio Urshela and Bryan Reynolds winning the AL and NL batting titles.” I’d retire to Florida, buy the Queen of Versailles’s house, put a dome over it to reduce mosquitos and humidity, and live happily ever after.

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .235. Since we were speaking of batting averages (Silent Heat and I were), Sanchez is really starting to seem like a .230 hitter, if that good.

Renato Nunez – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .246 with four singles for the Juan Pierre-drove-his-cycle-to-a-strip-club cycle!

Logan Morrison – Called up by the Phillies. *sounding it out* Low….gen Mo…reese…son…Damn, where do I get info on this fresh-faced call-up? I gotta check out this guy’s scouting grades!

Jake Arrieta – Hit the IL with an elbow injury. If I had a nickel every time someone tried unsuccessfully to pitch through an elbow injury, I’d have close to a buck fifty and would be able to pay for this meter I’m standing in front of. Could someone Western Union me a dollar in coins?

Bryce Harper – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer, hitting .253. Whew, good thing they locked him up for 13 seasons, he’s only being outhit by *checks notes* Trey Mancini.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .277. Catchers are so bleh, but I did notice today (yesterday for you) that Jerry Tomato is the number one catcher on the Player Rater and it’s not close. Might be the 1st time a catcher’s done that in back-to-back years in a while. (Posey maybe? I’m not sure, tee bee aitch.)

Cole Hamels – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.69. That’s now two of three terrible starts for him since he returned from a month-long injury. As they say in the restaurant business, he might be cooked. I’d be worried about starting him in his next start, except it’s oh so juicy (vs. San Fran).

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .307. Altuve’s has a big 2nd half going: .375, 12 HRs, 2′ 6″.  Vs. a 1st half: .262, 10 HRs, 2′ 4″.

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .306. He’s near-top 30 for all players on the Player Rater, and was likely outside the top 300 two months ago.

Yoan Moncada – Starting a rehab stint in Charlotte. Damn, she was always the prudish one!

James McCann – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .288. Gotta be careful about throwing one right down the pipe to McCann.  (Hehe. What, I’m juvenile.)

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in five games. Okay, so it’s not quite Yuli Gurriel or Gleyber vs. the Orioles, but hopefully Eloy’s coming out of his nearly season-long slump.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .250. Colonel Mustard with the cue ball in the corner of a large room!

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Had a no-hitter going into the 6th until things went sideways. Keller had a 2.12 ERA in July, and has a near-9 K/9 in August (really cherrypicking here). He goes Balty-more next, the Streamonator hates it, and, I’ll be honest, I’m not starting him, but could see it being okay (full-throated endorsement).

Alex Dickerson – 0-for-1, 1 RBI as he activated from the IL. The good news is the Giants got back their best hitter. The bad news is Alex Dickerson is their best hitter.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. He hit his 13th career HR in his 68th career game; his grandfather, Carl, needed 174 games to get 13 HRs. And Mike barely makes a blip on radars. Different game today. Blech, get off my lawn!

Sean Manaea – Expected to make only one more rehab start. Time to stash, you stashers! Not a big fan of stashing injured pitchers, but Manaea’s pitched well in rehab, and I could see a fresh Manaea pitching decently in September.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.22. I believe I said I liked Bailey better than Cashner after both of their trades. This is the saddest victory lap in the history of fantasy sports.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, hitting .255. While Matt David Chapman trotted around the bases, he muttered something about Jodie Foster. Weird.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer. Thought The Jelly Donut of Swat retired, so this is good to see. He hadn’t homered in two weeks, which means he hadn’t done anything in two weeks.

Edwin Jackson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 8.62, which is also the number of teams he’s been on. It’s a fun fact. The other day I made fun of Donkey Teeth for ranking Edwin above Porcello in his top 100 starters, but, ya know what, mea culpa, Porcello is the dog doo.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, that’s in only 250 ABs. Ya know, the ol’ 45-homer pace. As some have pointed out in the comments, Sano is absolutely beasting vs. the weird ones (lefties), and barely scratching the latitude of the Mendoza Line vs. righties.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5 and his 23rd homer. Mitch Garver becoming Mike Piazza this year is really something. I will call you, Mitch Piazza.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.28. Glad I benched him for this start, but I legit don’t know why I even own him.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save, ERA at 3.86. Fatt Albers looks like he has the lead for the Brewers’ closer job while Hader struggles. Though, it’s just hard to look around Albers. Wouldn’t drop Hader yet, unless you’re looking for a closer-cum-social media manager.

Trent Grisham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314. He hasn’t been as good as Boba Chette, but that’s unfair expectations. Grisham’s been leading off, and hitting.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, a walk-off shot. I hear this upside-down airplane stamp is priceless, and I’m going to foolishly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Ryan McMahon – and his 14th homer, 2nd homer in three games, and the Rockies play a ton of home games in the final six games. Hey, I’m not telling you how to manage your fantasy team but–Wait a minute, that is what I’m telling you.

Robbie Ray – 2 IP, 1 ER but left after tweaking something in his between-inning warmups. You might want to form a Ray’er circle.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He reminds me of a giant Saltine cracker.

Justin Turner – 3-for-5 and his 21st homer, and 4th homer in three games, hitting .292. Damn, he’s red hot, and he’s also hitting well.

Edwin Rios – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. The Dodgers could send the Marlins’ hitting and Orioles’ pitching out on the field and win 100 games. Edwin Rios did hit 25 HRs in Triple-A, but, really, who hasn’t?

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Kershaw’s the blinking white guy meme pitching against the Marlins thinking about how the Mets, Phils and Nationals get to face them 75 times a year.

Dillon Peters – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. In one deeper mixed league, I grabbed Peters on Sunday for his two-start week, and, boy, are my arms tired! I’m intrigued by every pitcher who throws junk and no fastball. Peters has four pitches that he spreads around with a barely 90 MPH fastball. Likely nothing more than a 7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 4.00 ERA pitcher, but in lean times comes Sizzlean.

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .372. Just sent a letter to the Reds organization offering to stand on a ladder near Aquino dressed in a tree costume in case lightning tries to strike him.

Freddy Galvis – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Fine, he is the type to wild out with a schmotato run, but he should not even be playing for the Reds. Freddy Galvis: Resident Prospblock.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.12. Bauer should launch himself into stands. Holy f**king f**k. You see asterisks, I see ‘uc.’ Glad I only committed one league to this drone-flying piece of garbage. Can we put Bauer on the Elon Musk rocket with Grimes and send them all to Mars? Damn it! I’m going to take a nap… *closes eyes, three seconds later, claps hands* …I’m back and it still hurts!

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .284. He hit a three-run homer off Bauer, because, of course, he did.  What’s eating you, Trevor Bauer, Adam Eaton?!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .318. Fine, Trevor Bauer, a home run off Rendon, but Adam Eaton? You imbecile!  I think I might need a stress test.

Max Scherzer – Feels ready for major league action. I do too every time I sit down with my pistachios and La Croix.  Scherzer and I, one and the same!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Ha! Pham is so committed to this narrative he set-up in 2018. Last year, he injured himself, appeared to be done for the year, then came back and tore the cover off the ball for the last six weeks. Sound familiar? You better hope it does, if you own him.

Avisail Garcia – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Mean’s while, Pham’s out here swinging one-handed like he’s The Fugitive.

Blake Snell – Played catch on Wednesday. Brandon Lowe held a boombox that played Cat’s in the Cradle and everyone was choked up.  Thanks for making time for a game of catch, Snell!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Headed to the IL with a sore back. *Grey turns bottom lip down* Person passing, “Do you need a hug?”  Me, “Yes. Figuratively. Don’t touch me.”

Francisco Mejia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting near-.500 in the last week. Hot schmotato alert!

Cal Quantrill – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Quantrill is a starting-at-home Streamonator call, and his next start is a road start, so buh-bye.

Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.18, then Jerry Blevins got his 1st save. That’s perfect; the Braves’ bullpen is Leave it to Blevins.

J.D. Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .310.  Hitting near-.350 in the last week and has four homers in the last ten games. Casino pit boss, “The schmotato plays!”

Amed Rosario – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .281. With McNeil sidelined, Amed led off yesterday. That would be great for him, but I’m sure Mickey Callaway will figure out someone else to hit leadoff. Maybe Matt Kemp.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.33. Best road start of the year for Matz, which, of course, naturally, was on my bench. Sonavabench! Mets pitchers have me not knowing what’s coming or going like Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream. I feel almost as stupid as Mickey Callaway, who pulled Matz after 79 pitches. Don’t worry, I had Seth Lugo (1/3 IP, 5 ER) in my lineup. Lowercase yay! Lugo hadn’t allowed 5 ER in a game since June. Dot dot dot. Of 2018. I’m charmed!

Jeff McNeil – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. This is the worst strain to a squirrel since the Great Acorn Famine of 1912, when acorns were being hoarded by the government to feed William Howard Taft.

 
  1. Crazy J says:
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    I see the 2020 Eloy crush brewing already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s going to burn me for 3 years before I give up on him! (Then he’ll break out in his 4th year)

      • Crazy J says:
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        This sounds right!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

  2. That guy says:
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    As a yankee fan, I only know a bitch piazza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. toolshed says:
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    In reference to your Gibson comment, have you seen the twins remaining schedule? That’s a pretty good reason to stick with him.

    • knucks says:
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      Was thinking the same thing. And similar to my comment below about the current pitching climate, I’m eyeing Gibson for his two starts next week for my somewhat deeper roto leagues where he is available right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, guys, have you tried owning Gibson? He’s so miserable

      • knucks says:
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        Yes… but have you tried owning Odor!?!

        Haha this is coming from the same guy who was preaching Freddy Peralta two weeks ago. Got it half right, Hader has been awful. Woulda been clutch for Freddy P to step up to the plate. Brewers are toast

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    I dare say you’ve committed libel against your robot! Streamonator does NOT hate Keller’s @bal start…it did kinda hate the cardinals start today, which is weird considering it was at home, and the cardinals are real righty heavy and terrible.

    • knucks says:
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      Yea Tony Santader and Mancini is not enough for me to drop Keller in my deeper leagues. I can’t run scared from an @BAL start in this current pitching climate. Fully expecting it to blow up in my face of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, I must’ve moved my finger diagonally while reading

  5. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    gibson’s a streamer in 12’ers at best (esp RCL’s where youse guys say optimal strategy is owning like 3 total SP at a time), a godsend in QS 15’s and up though.

    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, hits, total bases and OPS added.
    C DTD arnaud
    1B goldy
    2B vanmeter (LF/3B)
    SS treat
    3B jd davis (LF)
    MI semien
    CI jelly donut
    LF brantley
    CF kingery (3B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF franmil (RF)
    util (1) otani
    BN, mckay (have the pitcher too), kiermaier (now being benched 3 out of 4 including today against righty), kipnis (cooled off finally)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF), andujar (was a keeper, probably not now, we have 8 DL’s), chavis (1-3B)

    drop kiermaier for any of: berti (2B/SS/3B/CF), happ (3B, all OF), maybin (all OF), drury (2B-3B/RF), mercado (CF/LF). with vanmeter playing most of the time i might have enough steals, i do win steals most weeks, but am weak in OBP/total bases.

    2. drop kipnis for anybody else in that list?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Happ over Kiermaier and Berti over Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Mercado

      2. Happ — But Berti’s fun too as DT said

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        i already dropped kipnis for berti in a 12 team 5×5 (this since the steals are worth more there and he’s replacing mondesi), newman probably the other option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, cool

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the report as always, maybe slightly more than average! Good job!

    a. Eloy is the devil’s spawn on defense. He is a liability even in left field. If he doesn’t improve that part of his game and he’s only good for .270/25/0 on that lineup….As you say, a no bueno. This despite everyone gushing over him. Check out his defensive gaffes, am pretty sure only good or at least average defense plays.

    b. Thank you for the Manaea tip, I’d had him rostered previously (like about 2 weeks ago) when he was almost due to come off the IL and then he got sidetracked. Happy that he’s back on track.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 15

    Lost in a Harem, 1944 [From scene 2]

    Abbott and Costello are doing a magic act on stage. Abbott is the lead and Costello is his assistant.

    Abbott: A little trick that I picked up|in my travels. It… Now here we have|just an ordinary little silver cup.

    Costello: That’s silver?|-

    Abbott: Nothing… Yes.

    [Abbott shows the audience that it’s an empty cylinder.]

    Costello: Silver?|-

    Abbott: Nothing in it.

    Costello: Let me see.|-

    Abbott: It’s silver.

    Costello: That’s tin.|-

    Abbott: Don’t say tin.

    [Abbott proceeds to slap Lou hard across the face for the first time for saying ‘tin’.]

    Abbott: You know that’s silver.|-

    Costello: No, it ain’t.

    Abbott: I say it’s silver.|-

    Costello: Oh, we’re lying to those people.

    Abbott: Quiet! Silver, friends.|-

    Costello: That’s tin.

    [Second slap]

    Abbott: I say it’s silver.

    Costello: That’s funny-looking silver.|-

    Abbott: That’s what it is. That’s what I bought and paid for.

    Costello: Well, you got tin.|-

    Abbott: Don’t say tin!

    [Third slap]

    Costello: I know what you got. That’s…|-

    Abbott: Never mind. When I say silver, I mean it.

    Costello: And when I say…|-

    Abbott: Don’t say that. Just don’t say it.

    Costello: I ain’t gonna say it.|-

    Abbott: Say what?

    [Abbott is egging him on to say ‘tin’.]

    Costello: That word.|-

    Abbott: What word?

    Costello: Word you want me to say.|-

    Abbott: What?

    Costello: I ain’t gonna say it.|-

    Abbott: Don’t.

    [Now Abbott tries reverse psychology like Bugs bunny did to Daffy Duck.]

    Costello: If you think I’m going to say it…All right.

    Abbott:All right, never mind that.

    Costello: You thought|I was gonna say tin.

    [Fourth slap!]

    Abbott: Don’t say tin.|-

    Costello: I said it. So what?

    Abbott: Quiet.|-

    Costello: All right.

    Abbott: Now, we’ll place the little…|-

    Costello: Silver.

    Abbott: Silver cover.|-

    Costello: Tin.

    [Fifth slap]

    Abbott: What’s the matter?|-

    Costello: Tin.

    [Sixth slap]

    Abbott: Pardon me.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, above average! Thanks! Haha

      A. Yeah, I know, he’s gonna break out at some point tho (I hope)

      B. Nice!

      C. Haha

  7. Sam says:
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    What do you think about carrasco and glasnow coming back? I’m rostering luccessi and McKay and chirinos, any worth dropping to pick either up?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Kind of depends on your league and where you team is at, but lean toward no. I’d probably replace Chirinos with someone who’s pitching though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Sam says:
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        I follow you guys… obviously I’m in first (by a few games).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  8. Flag says:
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    I’m having a boring Independence Day afternoon here in India, where apparently they are celebrating by honking horns constantly, and happy to read the daily Grey. Dang you write that early – not here, but in California, I mean. Does fantasy baseball make everyone feel stupid? Picked up Urshela, but left Dannys Antana in my line-up. But Danny’s had TWO good games now so it’s just bad, not horrible. Question about Hittertron – Danny’s 7-day projections are off the charts; like 29 ABs and .430 slugging. Urshela’s are quite modest and only 18 ABs and weak slugging I think. Is there a lag in machine learning generally? Seems like HT doesn’t know Gio is playing everyday in the top third of the order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India-pendence Day sounds horny

      There’s no lag, Gio’s overperforming, Antana’s a bit better, but guys do get hot and cold, so I’d lean Gio bc he’s been so hot

  9. aardvark says:
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    Meadows or eloy ROS

    • Mike says:
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      You holding onto chrinos?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Only in deep leagues

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eloy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Rr says:
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    Rank em ros

    Smelter
    ReyLo
    Lamet

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lamet, ReLo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers — Agree with DT

  11. Twins Peaker says:
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    I’m in 8th and out of it, but there’s a second half prize that goes to the owner with the most pts after the All Str Break. I’m currently 90+ innings under the projected total so I’ve got lots there to work with. However, I have a ton of IL players and not enough spots. In a keeper, pts….which of the following are droppable now so I can stream certain positions while I await health?

    Tyler O’Neill
    Ramon Laureano
    Michael Chavis
    Jorge Alfaro

    My guess is keep all but drop Alfaro (I have Will Smith). Right now I’m also streaming guys like K Seager, M Yazstremski, and Andrew Heaney with daily swaps for the next man up

    My main concern is building a 2020 lineup but I’d also like that prize this year too.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Need to know a little more about your league depth and keeper rules. Alfaro and O’Neill seem droppable at first glance.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Sorry. 11 team 30 deep roster. Those listed above are $1×2 as of 2020. Also $300 cap.

    • bigbear says:
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      How many keepers? Seems like all of them could be dropped for batty calls and streamers of all sorts.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks for the reply. Should have also said that up to 30 keepers….essentially if they’re under contract and under the cap, they can be kept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro, O’Neil for Yaz, Heaney

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or are the latter two streamers too? Then Alfaro, O’Neill are droppable for more streamers

  12. Wawa says:
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    Choose two

    Lamet
    ReyLo
    Wood
    Smelter

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lamet and ReLo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers, answered above

  13. Nitro says:
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    Jennifer Connely mention made me spit out coffee. That scene is “unique”.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      ( ?° ?? ?°)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Slappy Jack, don’t be dirty with your question marks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  14. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Do we like Rey-Lo at LAA, Smith vs. LAD and Shark at ARZ today?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like them all in deeper leagues or H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Gary Strasberg says:
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    ok. I am now going to have to subscribe. Requiem for a Dream reference in a Calloway dig. I am pissed that I didn’t think of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. William Hung says:
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    Everyone should know by now that Melancon cannot go b2b and 4 in 5. Give the man rest!

    BTW, I am proactively benching Melancon today – I forgot to do it yesterday and by the time I remembered, I was in the subway with no reception

    • William Hung says:
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      Forgot to mention – Camargo botched a game ending double play off the bat of Alonso… he couldn’t even get 1 out! So there we have bases loaded and 1 out instead of game over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snitker’s just throwing everyone every single day

  17. Cram It says:
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    Especially funny today Grey. Bauer finally got you going full on F word! F*ck that guy.

    Hopefully Scherzer is back this weekend! The Cal Quantrills of the world aren’t going to get me over the hump…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Cram!

      Yeah, I try not to curse so some people’s work computers don’t block the site, but holy f-asterisks Bauer

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Grey,

    Pina Colada deodorant aside at least you were not dressed like Mrs Howell.

    Even Given Harper’s current numbers I still think that was a great signing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, true!

      Harper’s fine, it’s just fun to give him crap

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It ain’t my money, some team can give Daniel Descalso $500 mill for all I actually care

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here I am thinking my ratios would be safe this week starting Bauer and Lugo (14 runs in 4 2/3)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know

  20. Lovedarooks says:
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    Need saves. Should i drop Melancon for blevins ?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Philomath says:
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    I’m in need of someone to hold down the keystone for my keeper league future. Looking into your crystal ball, who do you think will be that guy out of L.Urias, I.Diaz or neither of these guys?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I prefer Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. You Win Some, Yuli Some says:
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    Just wanted to share:

    6/10/19 11:39 AM ET Acuna Machado Pablo Lopez SP | MIA – Added
    Yuli Gurriel 1B | HOU – Dropped 6/10/19

    You’re welcome everyone.

    • You Win Some, Yuli Some says:
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      G PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR R RBI BB IBB SO HBP SF SH GDP SB CS AVG
      51 223 206 76 38 17 0 21 40 56 13 0 23 2 2 0 2 2 0 .369