The last month the Gurriel father & son team, Yu-Lou-Gu, have been having is absolutely crazy. It’s the best father & son month since August 1984 with Yogi and Dale Berra. Only Yogi  and Dale’s great month wasn’t due to on-field play, but Yogi making a drug-sniffing dog’s handler laugh while Dale snuck an eight ball of coke through security at a Def Leppard concert. “If this leopard is deaf, what kind of singer is he gonna be?”  Oh, Yogi, you card!  Yesterday, Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .281, as he continues his torrid pre-All-Star break pace.  He’s hitting close to .380 in July with eight homers.  That’s in 38 at-bats.  He has 11 homers in his last fifteen games.  Only one near as hot is his son, Lourdes. Hopefully, both Gurriels keep it going, knowing it ain’t over ’til the encore of Pour Some Sugar on Me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brad Peacock – Shut down with shoulder soreness and won’t start on Tuesday. Headed to Houston for tests, so when will he start again? This bird you will not gauge.

Andrew Cashner – Traded to the Red Sox.  This gives the Red Sox Cashner, Sale and Price, and none are money. “I’ll take this staff to the bahnk with no fiduciary concerns!” That’s a Harvard-educated Bostonian who still sounds dopey with the accent (says the guy from Jersey — ha!).  Surprising trade for the Orioles because teams don’t usually trade with teams in their division.  When the Orioles were reached for comment, they said, “We’re in the Red Sox division? We didn’t even know we were playing the same sport.”  Cashner is having one of his best recent seasons, which is to stay not as good as 95% of pitchers, but he’s doing all right for himself. His 6.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 4.88 xFIP are laughably bad, and he looks like he’ll fill the backend of the Red Sox rotation until he’s transferred to the bullpen.

Chris Sale – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.27. Did I say Cashner would go to the bullpen? How about Sale does and Cashner is the Red Sox ace?

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6 and his 19th homer.  Just Dong because the alternative is just don’t.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, which I know because he was on my bench for both.  Sonavabench! Sonavabench!  I’d bet against it, but Pollock is capable of a top 30 outfielder 2nd half.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  As I keep saying, Ryu could be skipped or come down with a mysterious injury to limit IP. I hope I’m wrong, and I don’t want to be right (since I own him), but the concern is real.

Yadier Molina – Hit the IL with a strained thumb tendon, and could miss three to four weeks.  That little thumb went wah-wah-wah.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .251.  Au Shizz!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99 vs. Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.95.  This matchup was billed as, “Both of these guys seemed to retire at one point or another in the recent past, which makes me think pitchers in their mid-30’s are more reliable than pitchers in their mid-20’s, based on the sample size of two.” Not a ton of people call it by its billing name.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.65. He only threw 117 pitches on Saturday. A mere pittance. Which reminds me of my idea for a bagel store that only serves small people like The Bagel Boss, I call it, A Schmear Pittance.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  He’s coming off an All-Star Game MVP, which he won because he made the game a little quicker.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .294. Oye como yay!

Luis Severino – Cleared to begin throwing.  Nice!  Only four months past the original “beginning to throw” date.

Ken Giles – Was unavailable all weekend due to nerve inflammation in his arm.  The good news is the Jays won’t be trading Giles this year unless some team is so desperate they want closers with arm issues — hello, Red Sox!  The bad news is Daniel Hudson or Joe Biagini will be the closer.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .296.  Bobbinson Cano has been hotter since the break, but Sogard or Cano?  Okay, now imagine again you have to pay Cano $120 million for five years.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .234.  After his homer, Grichuk laid down his bat on a picnic blanket, picked up a basket of scones and handed them out to the opposing team as he rounded the bases.  What a gentleman!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .247.  Soler’s headed for the quietest 40-homer season since Handsy McWattmore hit 43 homers in 1903. Handsy was a mute player for the Trenton Crankpots, and he would go on to invent base running signs.

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th steal, hitting .242.  Like Khris Davis hitting .247, it should be law that Goodrum hits .151.

Jonathan Lucroy – Will be wearing a facial cast for the next week following a procedure to correct the unsolicited nose job that Marisnick gave him, i.e., Marisnick = Carlos Beltran and Lucroy = Jon Niese.

Mike Trout – Removed from the game with a tight calf. Joke’s on you, Trouts don’t have calves! *rechecks zoology textbook* Nope, they definitely don’t!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  But you wouldn’t even know a Domingo if you held it in your hand.

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .176.  There’s definitely some serious holdover from The Sciosciapath when it comes to Ausmus with Thaiss being called up, not playing every day, and when he does play, he’s hitting ninth. Haven’t seen anyone so scared of Thaiss since Tipper Gore looking at a 2 Live Crew album cover.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.24. Whatever musk Soroka’s wearing to fend off the Regression Fairies, it should be worn by all pitchers.

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.56, and his 5th save.  Someone else should be the closer in Atlanta (not Minter either), but Luke Jackson (earned runs in the past two appearances) must have some compromising photos of Brian Snitker – teehee, Snitker, Snitker.

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL with a back sprain.  Damn, I really thought he was just pretending to be injured to avoid the All-Star Game. Guess we should’ve known since he would never play possum like that. He’d play a raccoon with two black eyes, but never possum.  If I were adjusting my top 100 for the 2nd half, I’d still have Scherzer high, but would lean on one of the top Astros starters first now.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Anyone who owned Maikel in the first two weeks of the season when he looked like he was about to break out can tell you that he gets as hot as anyone, i.e., the Franco-American Outside-Of-King-Of-Prussia war on pitching has commenced again.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Still firmly in love with Gallen, but, like every adult in A Christmas Story, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about all those BBs.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, 2nd homer after the break, and third homer in the last four games.  Cooper could be as good as Goldschmidt in the 2nd half. Zoinks!

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Sad to report, I actually picked up Bobbinson Cano due to his schmotatoness. Didn’t hustle to the waiver wire so I wouldn’t show him up.

Jesse Winker – Left mid-AB with what appeared to be an oblique injury.  Leaving mid-AB + Oblique = Uncertain future but likely out for at least a moth.  Damn!  The math was so close; was supposed to be a month.

Phillip Ervin – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .356, and went 6-for-6 on Saturday, but, before we all start doing reacharounds on the waiver wire for Dr. Magic J aka Phillip Ervin, he was in Coors. I’m interested in deeper leagues, especially if Winker’s injury is going to be as bad as I think.

Tyler Glasnow – Will undergo an MRI on Monday. Do you see why I said you could drop him on May 12th after hearing he had a mild forearm strain? It’s going to be around May of next year when he’s headed for Tommy John surgery. If only the Rays had 2020 vision.

Brendan McKay – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  As the carved tree outside of 90210 has on it, I want Brenda ‘n McKay 4 ever! However, the Rays sent him down. My guess is he’ll be back next weekend when they need him again.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26, and nearly finished a perfect game, after he followed an Opener. Fun fact!  His last name is pronounced like an affirmative answer from any surfer.  “You hit the water curls today, brah?” “Yarbrough.”  See?  As for the Yarbrough Bridge from the Opener to Emilio Pagan (1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save), he’s a solid Middler, based on matchups.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  Prolly more push back on including Meadows in my top 100 for the 2nd half than any other player.  I’m assuming from most people who would’ve said he was a top 25 guy after his great April. All about what have you done for me lately; it’s Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and two homers on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Trevor Williams – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.17.  After the game, Ray Searage was so impressed with how Williams was pitching to contact.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  How many homers does he have? Any guesses? Yes, everyone is hitting homers this year, but Heyward has a high of 14 homers since 2013.  No guesses?  Geez, lamecats, y’all.  He has 15 homers.  Heyward is on pace for his career high in homers. Any guesses what that is? Oh, forget it, it’s 27 homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .229, as he continues to leadoff.  Don’t give me the whole OBP angle either.  His is .325.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 32nd homer, hitting .330. He’s on pace 117/55/117/.330/36, and 18/3/14/.209/3 on the road.  Okay, I kid with the splits, but not far off.

Shelby Miller – Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. They’ve made Chase Anderson, Junior Guerra, Jhoulys and Davies into serviceable starters, but now the Brewers take on their greatest challenge yet, turning a guy Dave Stewart once thought was decent into a MLB starter. “I’d release Yelich to get Shelby on the team.”  Oh, shut up, Dave Stewart!

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Haha, after almost ten years of hating Bumgarner, I’m now his biggest fan.  I stan a Bum!  Now get Bum off those bottom feeder Giants. (Why when I think of a bottom-feeding Bum I picture a butt moving and eating like Pac-Man? Am I damaged?)

John Means – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.94.  The Orioles said of this Means start, “We told him to get the regression out of the way while on our team, so after he’s traded he fires nothing but clean innings for his next team. It works that way, right?”

A.J. Reed – Promoted by the White Sox, which is awesome if they promoted 2017 A.J. Reed.  Less awesome if they promoted 2019 A.J. Reed.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .244. Eloy continues to truck along, but Vlad Jr. hit 91 homers in the Home Run Derby and 91 is a thicc number and Vlad Jr. is thicc, and I don’t have a thicc category in my league, aw shucks.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and a slam (18) and legs (11), hitting .266. About to start calling him The Brunch Special, because he has more slam and legs than anyone else, aside from Yelich, who doesn’t count because MLB wants him to homer so they’ve put Miller Park’s fences on Segways for every time he comes to bat.

Homer Bailey – Traded to the A’s.  Variety reports, “Christian Bale officially signs on for the Moneyball sequel.” Just when you thought a trade couldn’t be more boring for fantasy than Cashner to the Sawx, the A’s get Bailey.  *rereads Homer news* Okay, just wanted to make sure Homer Bailey wasn’t going to The Athletic. Bailey at least has a few more Ks than Cashner (8.1 K/9), but many more walks (3.8 BB/9) and an ugly 4.62 xFIP. I’d put him in the MediOAKer category and use Streamonator for him.

 
  1. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    most of those MIL starters outplaying themselves (except davies with this year nutzo luck) was their old pitching coach, who moved to CIN this year, doubt it’s any kind of accident CIN i think has the best SP ERA in NL (or top 3 at least, either way that’s WAY better than they pretty much always are with that park the GAP)

    20 teamer with tons of extra stats (defensive stuff, QS, K/9, relief appearances, relief wins, OBP against, double plays for hitters and pitchers (getting them, not hitting into them)). dynasty. i need at least 9 TEX players either active or in DL slots at all times. somebody just dropped gallen (my waiver sucks after i won d.castillo about 2 months ago with it, 14th)
    C wolters (streamer)
    1B box wine (all OF)
    2B whit (1B/CF/RF)
    3B gurriel (traded away profar and blackman to get gurriel + paxton just in time before profar lost playing time, had too many OF anyway, had to move one of eloy/alvarez/blackman/desmond)
    LF eloy
    CF desmond (1B, LF)
    RF choo (LF)
    util (1) y.alvarez (LF)
    BN (this many since we have a max of 1 BN slot for pitchers to prevent hoarding): willie (LF), mazouza (RF), odor
    DL (5): stanton (LF/RF)
    NA (10): valera (trade bait to CLE), jp martinez, l.taveras, brujan, varsho, b.thompson, x.edwards
    SP: ryu, morton, paxton, archer, darvish, j.urias (in SP slot)
    RP (7): leclerc, c.martin, pressly, buttrey, romo, wittgren (cimber for some reason got the 8th yesterday in a holds spot), d.castillo
    DL (5): morrow, l.ferrell (broke his face and makes me TEX legal)
    NA: d.garcia (NYY), crouse, winn

    drop who for gallen if my waiver works? i was just about to trade one of archer or darvish for draft pick upgrade since i would have illegal pitchers after trading for paxton (it was almost the exact day) when skaggs went out and died (possibly off his namesake-type chemical, about 75ish days till we know for sure but that’s where my money is). archer finally did well last time out (almost all 3 of those ER were from the bullpen after he was left in too long), wittgren, while being CLE’s 2nd best RP doesn’t get that many holds.

    • Noam says:
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      Damn man, have a little respect for the deceased.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        could be a heart attack/stroke/brain aneurysm as well of course (or other stuff i can’t even think of), but i’d bet against that.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      actually ollie perez is their 2nd best RP so far, but that’s recent, wittgren has been near the top of the RP FIP leaders all year (wittgren still 35th for minimum over 18 innings RP on season)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pick an RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiittgren

  2. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Big trade on the table. I’m trying to make a run for the championship.

    I give (with keeper values)
    A. Meadows (19th, 3 years)
    Tatis (23rd, 3 years)
    L. Gurriel (10th, 2 years)
    B. Lowe (10th, 2 years)
    K.Tucker (23rd, 3 Years)
    Luis Urias (10th, 2 years)

    I get:
    G.Cole
    JD Martinez
    Jose Abreu
    W. Contreras
    Moustakas
    (None with keeper value)

    I’d love to make a run, but I’m concerned I’m giving up to much value. I would like to hold on to Tatis, but I think he needs to be part of the deal. Maybe I take Meadows of the board. Thank you.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      this is the epitome of the punt future for this year type deal (esp since you can’t even keep any of cole/moose/contreras) that i don’t engage in. it would increase your chances of winning this year for sure, but probably severely lessen your chances for the next half dozen or more years. i don’t know if the clocks on urias/tucker have even started yet, if not this becomes a bit worse for you though. the CUBS in real life would definitely do this deal though, then their fans would tell you how good of a deal it was since they won once. i’d rather have a good chance to win every year in say a 5-6 year period (even if i ended up having a lot of 2nd-4ths but no win) than win once then have very little chance for the other years.

      tatis and tucker esp could be both top 20ish type players kept in last or near last round. insane value on that. meadows 19th is sick too.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on keeper rules and who your other keeper options are. I’d probably pass, but hard to say for sure without more info.

    • Grey

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      Ton of players moving, so if it gets you the win, sure, but agree with DT

  3. Prog Nation says:
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    Good morning Grey,
    Was thinking of picking up (streaming) Plutko today at home against the Tigers, and dropping the Shark @ Colorado. Yea or nah – stream Plutko as the 9th Planet, or bench him to dwarf planet status.

    Thanks.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      plutko fine streamer today for deepish leagues for sure (6.5 by SON). marginal in 12’ers, esp if smaller innings cap or have a slight lead in ratios in a h2h. shark is also streamer in those sized leagues where plutko is marginal in general, clearly NOT a play for pretty much any league @ COL though (-34.3)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Sinkhole

    • Prog Nation says:
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      Thanks Sinkhole and DT,
      It’s 10 team H2H. It’s fairly close on the ratio categories. So I’ll refrain from visiting Plutko, and keep the Shark in the dugout.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        shark doesn’t need to be held in a 10 teamer. i thought you meant shark was yr streamer spot (which would be good).

        • Prog Nation says:
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          I use one of my SP as a streamer, until someone gets hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! I’m not touching Plutko, but sounds like SON doesn’t mind him

      • saint says:
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        Hello Grey,

        Streamonator has Plutko -8.2. Where do I see SON listing him at 6.5?

        Also, my opponent started Shark today in Coors. Streamonator -36.3. 5 IP 1/H 1/BB 0/R 6/K so far. Yikes!

        • Grey

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          I never said Plutko was $6.50, so I have no idea

          • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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            it DEFINITELY showed plutko being 6.5 this morning when i typed that. this has been a thing all year, where pitchers SON numbers change drastically from say 7 AM then 5 or more hours later they might get that much worse, and 14.7 negative move sure is a lot. i get a little movement, but i’ve seen that much before this year a few times, don’t know why.

            • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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              i’ve seen others mention this before too this year. it badly affects grabbing streamers both days before and certainly day of.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, not sure on Plutko… I know weather affects things a bit

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Question for Rudy

              • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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                i didn’t mean to imply it was ALL pitchers do this, where the numbers change that much in a few hours on game day, it’s probably at most like 1-3 in a given day, probably mostly far less than that per day. and as far as i can remember it tends to usually only affect guys that are deeper streams anyway, you don’t see degrom go from 28.4 to 14 or anything like that.

                • Grey

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                  I hear ya…. I’m curious too why, I honestly don’t know

                  • There are two factors that will change the projected $ value that much in a day:
                    1) Significant change from projected to actual lineup (e.g., Mike Trout comes off DL and replaces a mortal)
                    2) Weather

                    I just looked in my weather archive and yesterday’s CLE/DET game was forecast at a 9 MPH wind blowing out to CF. That’s significant and would increase the projected HRs.

                    I had Plutko and Norris going in the first legs of a 2-start week. Really could’ve used the wind blowing in.

  4. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Which side? EugSuar, Bryan Reynolds and Schoop or Benintendi, Price and Hiura?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Benintendi side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. ozunaiknow says:
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    Thank you Grey, Donkey, and friends.

    L:ance Lynn or Mike Minor ROS.

    • The Harrow says:
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      lynn was actually doing better months ago even when his ERA was bad than he’s maybe ever done, or for sure in like 5 years or more. minor of course doing the best he’s ever done as a SP by far. lynn is actually almost a whole run better in FIP though, so him. this is funny as minor’s ERA is almost backwards when comparing them (almost a full run better than lynn with both minor’s ERA luck and lynn’s earlier season bad luck)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  6. aardvark says:
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    Meadows or pollock?

    • The Harrow says:
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      funny as meadows pretty much is a young pollock (not sure if pollock ever had prospect rating as high as meadows did though). also, meadows minor league history indicates he’s similar in injury risk as well.

      • aardvark says:
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        Essentially whoever I pick will be the wrong choice

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’d go Meadows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the report, more than usual. I’m a perv for your content!

    a. Best and worst catch of the weekend.

    1. Best catch

    The guy in the right field bleachers who caught Schwarber’s HR. The guy caught the ball barehanded in his right hand, leaving his left hand to hold the beer. He caught it on the fly and did not spill his beer. Top 5 fan catch this year.

    2. Worst catch

    Actually, the worst catch was no catch. As in Melky missing the routine pop fly by Bryant down the right field line. He used his glove to deflect the sunshine. Damn, all outfielders should be forced to wear sunglasses like J-Hey. Of course, Bryant hit a HR on Archer’s next pitch because Melky dropped the ball in foul territory.

    b. At least Marisnick had the dignity to apologize for taking out Lucroy in the world’s worst effort to slide into home plate when you know for sure you’re out and the only to not get out is if you run into the catcher, causing the ball to pop loose.

    c. Going today to that Island Paradise, so don’t know if I’ll have Internet, little or poor internet or my wife’s favorite no Internet. So, Abbott and Costello quote of the day might have to take a break. I know everyone will be really bummed, sorry for bumming you all out.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 15

    [After Lou basically gets them fired from the carnival, they meet their benefactor – Jinx Roberts (played by Dick Foran)]

    [He takes them out to dinner in a really fine restaurant.]

    Costello: Boy, what a place.

    Hat-check girl’s voice: May I take your hat?

    Costello: Who’s gonna pay this check?

    Jinx Roberts: I’ll pay it. We’re gonna celebrate.

    Costello: Celebrate getting fired?

    Jinx Roberts: You don’t think I’d let Gonigle fire us if I wasn’t ready? We got a real job now.

    Abbott: A real job?

    Jinx Roberts: We’re in the army.

    Costello: Buck privates?

    Jinx Roberts: No, in the air corps. The order just came through to report at the Cal-Aero school. Get this. They’re gonna pay me a salary while I’m learning to fly!

    Costello: Pay you a salary to learn to fly?

    Jinx Roberts: That’s right.

    Costello: At last, I’ll get my wings! Wings!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      just went and watched that “marisnick destroys lucroy” video (funny as that is EXACTLY what i searched for, and it came up with that title too), and yeah, dude straight up targeted his head with his shoulder while running. you get suspended in hockey for that one now (not usually a long suspension unless you have a history of doing it). i had read about it before, but this one is esp bad as lucroy’s body was already low, dude had to lower his shoulder to lucroy’s head to make contact at all. this wasn’t the old “plate block so where else was i supposed to go” spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Just went to look, was tough finding, but I did… An All-American beer and grab

      2. Ha

      C. Have fun!

      D. Nice!

  8. BBHHI says:
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    While I loved the 90210 reference, I would love to hear more commentary on McKay, please? Seriously! ?

    • bigbear says:
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      I’m not sure there’s much to really say. He pitched well (yay). Against the Orioles (oh).

      5 IP, 86 pitches (61 strikes), 7 Ks, 0 BB, 3 Hits. Not sure there’s much to say. Was the line great because he pitched well? Or was it great because it’s the O’s offense? At least it was better than his line vs. the Yankees a week ago (as you would expect).

      Best thing I see over his 16 IP of MLB experience is the 13/1 K/BB rate! My concern is the GB rate. Small sample size and all…

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      To add better definition to my request:

      I’m really wondering what I’ve got on my hands, a top notch SP with a great future or a guy who is a small sample size product? I just haven’t seen much color on guy, outside of he has great control and probably will have lower Ks/9 in majors

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        over at prospects live (ralph’s site) he’s the 6th SP ranked, 24th overall. they just put out their midseason top 100 too.

  9. RyGuy_4 says:
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    I’m really interested in trying to buy Chris Sale low… the guy that owns him is really thin offensively. It seems he still thinks that Sale is worth a 1st or 2nd round pick…. Who would be a reasonable trade piece (or package) to offer? I have Baez, Suarez, Muncy, Voit, McNeil, Cooper — to name a few.

    I have Betts, Acuna, and Alvarez also but consider them to be “untouchable”.

    • RyGuy_4 says:
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      I also have Jorge Polonco…. I figure with the multiple players with multiple eligibility, I have some flexibility.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If he thinks he’s worth a 1st or 2nd round pick still then probably not worth your time. Anyone other than Baez and your untouchables is fine though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    12 team w/ QS.

    My Giolito and Luchessi for Sale?

    Rest of staff: Corbin, Lynn, Marquez, Sonny, Boyd, Caleb Smith, Odorizzi

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sale side for me, it’s fair