On the day the Phils retired Roy Halladay’s uniform number, Zack Wheeler was the first Phillies pitcher to retire 22 consecutive batters in a start since May 29, 2010 — Roy Halladay’s perfect game. How does baseball baseball so entirely? Of course, Roy Halladay Day was going to feature a complete game shutout vs. the Mets. It’s baseball baseballing. Anything else would’ve been shocking. Can you just bet the Mets will suffer? Does Vegas take that sorta bet? Awkward segue alert! The Patreon podcast is booked to do a live show in Vegas with me, Donkey and Billy. Details are on the podcast. So, how do you bet the Mets will suffer? Do you bet something like, “I want…The Mets to suffer plus ‘will be swept,’ plus ‘while being shutout,’ plus ‘while going against the ex-Mets pitcher, Zack Wheeler (9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.42),’ plus ‘while losing 1st place.'” That’s like a Quinella combined with a Pick 6. Wheeler has the 2nd best xFIP of qualified starters; 2nd best FIP if you prefer that; 3rd best xERA if you want that; 10.4 K/9, 2 BB/9, his best velocity of his career (!) and best SwStr%. It’s hard to imagine Zack Wheeler being ranked any lower than the top five starters for 2022 fantasy baseball. Since he’s an ex-Met, that might be the bonus number on the Pick 6. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting…Guess. C’mon, he’s been hitting around .250 for the last few years, right? So, you can guess close. Yes, I’m purposely trying to mislead you, he’s hitting .302.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .271. “Hey, Mets, you got sauced!” That’s Jerry Tomato during his home run trot.

Jean Segura – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .309. Where, pray tell, is that Jeanilla sourced from?

Aroldis Chapman – Hit the IL with a sore elbow. Donkey Teeth cursed me into trading for Aroldis, and he cursed me to think giant teeth were attractive. I am now a psychologically scarred man who points at John Elway and says, “Handsome.” Someone help me. Johnny Lasagna would be my first choice for Yankees saves, and, not to get cheesy, Lasagna’s also their best choice, but they have Chad Green, nah’mean? No points for rhyming, but there should be. I grabbed Lasagna and Green in different leagues. Kinda hoping it’s Lasagna, because I grabbed him in the league where Donkey cursed me. If you want Donkey to curse you as well, check out his fantasy football rankings.

Anthony Rizzo – Hit the Covid IL. Yesterday, was also his birthday. “Surprise!” That’s Covid to Rizzo. Hopefully, it’s only ten days for C to the Ovid.

Luis Gil – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00, thru two starts. Just gave you about 500 words in Friday’s Buy. I’m a fan, which I said while spinning on the ceiling.

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.73. When you look at the Yankees’ lineup (though, minus Rizzo) and that stadium’s short porch, it’s truly remarkable any pitcher holds them to zip.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.90 vs. Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.34. A player said recently — think it was Lindor — that players don’t want to play 9-inning doubleheaders, and enjoy 7-inning affairs. The truth is, I’m guessing some days no one wants to play one inning. They’ll never tell you that, but it just feels like some days they’re like, “Meh, whatever.”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.62. Ha, nothing like waiting to get out of that goof stadium in Buffaloronto to spew the dog’s breakfast all over the plate.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .286. May all your players return from extended IL stints to be as good as George Springer. Hayzeus Cristo, give me more George Springer!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (35) and legs (3), hitting .318. Cake Batter aka Duncan Hiney aka Vlad Jr., why didn’t I draft you in every league this year at your 40 ADP? Not to answer, but to mourn our losses.

Tanner Houck – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.45. I hate 7-inning doubleheaders for so many reasons, but one big one is I don’t know if the manager’s usage of a player is indicative of anything. So, is Houck a 4 IP guy or was that due to the doubleheader? These are the kind of things I think about while trying to get strangers t0 remark on how cool my mustache is.

Chris Sale – Will be activated on Saturday for his start vs. the Orioles. It will be exactly two years since his last major league start, which is just a little too cute. Though, I guess with Sale ‘being cute’ is better than ‘being cut.’

Matt Barnes – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.78, and his 5th blown save. John Henry started pretending the Red Sox were a small market team a while ago. Red Sox punted the deadline. They punted the offseason free agents. Is it surprising they’re fading? Not really. Can only paste together a pitching staff with popsicle sticks for so long. This is a long way of saying Barnes is showing signs of fading, but not sure the Red Sox care to replace him.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 4th homer in the last three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Darin Ruf – 1-for-3, and his 13th homer, hitting .275, as he hits third for the best team in baseball and I am howling in laughter.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.22, as he was activated from the IL. Mostly just a MediaOAKer pitcher, and the Streamonator doesn’t love his next one, so I’d let someone else take the flyer.

Seth Brown – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. With Ramon Laureano getting busted for spending too long in the Cheat Zone with the poppy PED pills, Brown should see the right side of a platoon, and has power. By the way, a smart move by the Astros would be to pay for an attorney to sue Laureano on behalf of Brandon Bielak. Just like Bolsinger is suing the Astros, sue Laureano for cheating, and knocking Bielak out of the majors.

Luis Robert – Will return today. Happy for Luis Robert and Eloy and all of the people who have them on fantasy teams, but can I ask a serious question? What in the living eff happened to Mike Trout?

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.38. Sixth career game with 10+ strikeouts and no more than two hits allowed. That’s two more such games than any other pitcher in White Sox history. A team with a history dating back to the 1890s when they used to call outs “gouts” because everyone had it. Rodon might just be pretty special.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Also, in this game (inning?), Tim Anderson (3-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 11th, and Andrew Vaughn (2-for-3, 3 RBIs) hit his 13th. Truly is a shame how this big market White Sox keep beating up on the small market Cubs.

Adbert Alzolay – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.71. Made a pretty difficult matchup vs. the White Sox look fairly easy, and the Streamonator says it hates his next start vs. the Brewers, but I could see it.

Ryan Mountcastle – Hit the concussion IL. The entire city of Glouchester-by-the-Sea is counting on Mountcastle getting his bearings back and recovering from amnesia to solve the crime. Or. Dot dot dot. He doesn’t really have amnesia?! Duh-duh-DUH!

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer. If he were a Yankee, as he will be once he becomes a free agent, he’d have 29 homers. Wanna really blow your mind? He’d only have 12 homers in Coors!

Anthony Santander – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. He’d have 12 homers as a Yankee. He’d only have three homers as a Rockies player. Why is it so fun to look at shizz like this? I don’t know, but these stats are super stupid, because it’s assuming all the homers are HOMErs, and it’s not accounting for anything else, like elevation.

Brett Phillips – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .212. ACKCHUALLY, have Phillips in an AL-Only league, and I even have him benched there. Sonavabench! I do have Michael Wacha too (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.49), and started him. Sonavastart!

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .256. What’s the opposite of Adam Duvall? That’s Dylan Carlson. His hot weeks don’t seem that dramatically different than his cold weeks.

Josiah Gray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.00. Hey, this Gray guy is pretty awesome! And Josiah ain’t bad either.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. *signs over deed to house to bet Duvall will homer in the Braves’ next game*

Tejay Antone – Began a rehab assignment. You might remember he went on the IL in June with a forearm strain, and since he’s trying to rehab it, he’ll be back on the IL again in about a month.

Vladimir Gutierrez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15. Feels like the guys with little-to-no fanfare are the ones that are doing the best. With that said, this guy’s peripherals are terrible and I wouldn’t go near Gutierrez.

Tyler Mahle – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.78. One thing I should mention here with the Reds’ starters, they were facing the Pirates, who are booty, and not as in a treasure.

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA 2.27, as he secured his 2nd save. Will David Bell have a brain cramp and randomly use Amir Garrett to close games next time out? Maybe, but I’d still grab Givens.

Bryse Wilson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Streamonator hates his next start, but it’s in PNC, a solid park, and it’s vs. the Brewers. I could see the stream, tee bee aitch.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .254. This guy’s power is so weak I’m about to start calling him Ke’Bohm Hayes.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.29. Not bad for a guy who acts as a middle infielder in Washington four days a week.

Lance McCullers – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.22. There were 18 qualified starters who had an ERA under 3.50 in 2019. Do you think that number is lower or higher this year? Trick question, it’s the same, it’s 3.50.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .268. While we all wait for Correa to have the huge 35-homer, .300 season, he’s having the same boring-ass 22-homer, .270 season. Like clockwork.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. He has three more homers than Giancarlo! I’m sorry, Giancarlo better never benchpress a human during the offseason again. He’s an absolute joke. Oh my God, I’ve turned on Giancarlo. His stadium is a joke; he plays every day and he’s being lapped by Jorge Polanco.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .211. Not saying I’m a red, underlined one hundred emoji, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Sano hits a few more homers this week.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.43. That’s *Tigers Woods fist pump* what *does the moonwalk* I’m *karate kick in the air* talking *cartwheel along a pier into the water, sticks head up, spits out water* about!

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Blake Snell isn’t better at home or away. His true sweet spot is pitching vs. the worst team in the majors.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, as he homered against the Angels’ top prospect pitcher, Reid Detmers (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.61). Pretty tough lesson there. And the lesson only cost the Angels $30 million this year.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Hit 13 homers in the final 51 games and, well, I won’t accept your apology, but I’ll clean the slate for next year.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, after hitting two homers on Friday, as outlined by Dr. Everywhere Blair — D.E.B., for short — in his C.J. Cron fantasy.

Connor Joe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Elias Sports Bureau says the C.J. in C.J. Cron stands for Connor Joe, and Connor Joe stands for nothing, because he’s always moving around.

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer. Don’t pick him up, because if you do, you will jinx him for the rest of us.

Derek Hill – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. The Tiger’s new center fielder is Derek Hill. Let’s all hear it for Derek Hill. *silence, someone in the back coughs* Derek Hill has 70-grade speed. *person in the back gets up to leave* Derek Hill has 50-grade power. *person in back does the stations of the cross and exits*

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. See, this is a fluke, uh, Bra-Zi isn’t sleeping with the fishes.

Owen Miller – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his his 2nd homer. Fun fact! His full name is Owen You Stupid Poop Miller.

Zach Plesac – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.84. Whether it’s spelled, Broch, Brok, Broc, it doesn’t matter, he’s broke.

Andres Gimenez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was recalled from Triple-A Columbus. So, Cleveland’s going to change the team name to the Guardians, but keep the Triple-A team in Columbus? Oh, no. Ohio needs to change the city name of Columbus to something else. I suggest Flavortown.

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JC
JC
1 year ago

Best stream:
Odorizzi at Home vs Rox (J Gray)
Tyler Anderson at Home vs Rangers (Howard)

Both seem solid.

The tone ranger
The tone ranger
1 year ago

Hey grey
Do you think givens runs with the job or is sims worth holding

Also, is Touki still to be trusted or can we throw him back – getting some fantasy tingles on elieser who seems on the verge of coming back – make the switch?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

I am both excited and exhausted I traded toro sale and bellinger for bichette. Also i own Castillo and he just trashed my pitching… Every monday a pitcher trashes my era and whip. I have PitcherTSD! None can be trusted!!!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Just so you know, aquino faces a left tomorrow as well, Drew Smyly.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

My boy, Eloy!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

What’s with Aquino hitting for average? Dude, knock it out!

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

JDMart or Eloy ROS?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Would you

A) trade Ozzie Albies for Teoscar in a Keeper league? (No, as I wouldn’t, but I was counter offered this and I want your opinion as I am asking multiple questions)

B) I was countered on a Abreu offer. I have been trying to trade Abreu ALL SEASON. I can’t get anyone to take him. He is heating up. I have Matt Olson and don’t intend to keep 2 1B. Would you trade Abreu for Cedric Mullins or a players ofthat caliber? I think Cedric is a top 25 player next year IMO and I just traded for him in another league. Dude is nasty man.

C) Would you stash Luis Severino?

D) Would you trade Shane Bieber in a keeper league?

These are all questions for my keeper league. In 4 years and counting I’ve placed 1st twice (last year champ), 2nd, and a horrid season in 2019 at 8th. I literally 8 weeks ago came from dead last to 1.5 games out of 6th which is remarkable. I had one of those 12 week stretches where video game likes numbers were being put up again me, everyone got injured, and my team did NOTHING. I’m not in love with my team this season. I made some mistakes and guys I kept/drafted (Torress who I dropped, Moncado, Bieber obviously injured, Abreu has had a meh season) and drafting pitchers like Bundy and Maeda and Eovoldi have massively hurt me. But the wire and drafting Galway decent and half my keepers have helped me immensely.

I also traded Kelenic for Yelich but that was dick as Yelich is terrible.

Anyone, sorry for the rant. Just need a little advice on those few questions.

Thanks Grey.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks kind sir!!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I have Musgrove going head to head vs Zack Thompson. Who do I start? Start one? Both? Neither?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I know Williams is short term. Please rank Givens, Clippard, Colome (I know all have warts).

Anything will help – thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I know Williams is short term. Please rank Givens, Clippard, Colome (I know all have warts).

Anything will help – thanks.

alps
alps
1 year ago

Hey Grey
would you trade Giolito and Kiner for Jose Ramirez and Diego Castillo
Or do I have to sweeten the pot to get those 2 guys
I would be receiving Ramirez and Castillo
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  alps
1 year ago

also’
who is the closer for the cubs
I have absolutely no idea
not that I expect many save chances

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks
sorry to be a PITA
but
I cant get a clear picture on who is the closer in KC either
I am desperate
Thanks Pal

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again
Have a great night

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I assume even you can’t help my RP situation. Looking for saves (ideally want 3 but could roster 4). In these H2H leagues, I typically win my share of other categories and lose Saves. Any moves reasonable.

Team-1. I have Karenchek, Finnegan, and Romano. Available FAs are Colume, Green, Floro, Clippard, Givens. I also have Antone (DL).

Team-2. I have Romano, D Williams, Floro, Chad Green (I assume Williams will be dropped once Hader comes back). Available are Antone (DL), Givens, Sims.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know Williams is short term. Please rank Givens, Clippard, Colome (I know all have warts).

Anything will help – thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

BTW, I think I’m assured of playoff slots; I am most concerned with intermediate term.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

BTW, I think I’m assured of playoff slots; I am most concerned with intermediate term.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Sonny gray, Marco Gonzalez, eleiser hernendez or ynoa ROS?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

What do you say Grey. A lineup question for you in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds:

Are you starting Soler or the Straw Man as a 4th OF? I think Straw has 7 games this week while Soler has 6.

Thanks very much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Argh! Missed it by 1 minute. What a dumbass I am! Totally my bad for asking late and then not checking back. I was also leaning Straw, but alas…

Let’s hope Soler continues to produce this week. Watch this…

Thanks very much Grey.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Just got offered Luis Robert for my John means. I should take it right?
My staff is:

Means
Carrasco
Urias
Lynn
Freddy Peralta
Berrios
Luis Garcia
IR- severino

10 team points league. Pitching isn’t the best in my league but it’s been serviceable all season. What do you think?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team redraft 5×5 w OBP. Need OBP, SB and HR in that order.

Votto or Belt?

Thanks in advance.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Patton or Colome for saves?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is Patton even worth owning except as a last measure?

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Neither unless you hate your ratios

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

ROS severino or Marco Gonzalez? QS league

Kari A
Kari A
1 year ago

Does anyone else dislike Dave Roberts? He acts like he is so innocent and a great guy but I’m not a believer. Every single day he is the last to post his roster. He is to scared to say anything that is meaningful.
3 players I have never liked
Mookie Cry Baby Betts
Mad Max (his head grew so big after leaving the Tigers)
Trey Turner ( year after year he is on the IL but get applauded for being on the active roster)
Joe Kelly (no one has punched him this year, what a bummer, Maybe he and trey will have a fight over that’s my urinal, no way jose, give me back my urinal spot….
Bauer (no need to explain)
It’s the Brady Bunch all together. Muncy, J Turner, C Taylor didn’t care one thing about Marcia Marcia Marcia. They are the smart good guys with class.
Who came through for a Dodgers win game after game, and now he gets kicked in the ass down yonder hanging out with Cody. My man Chris Taylor did a great job leading off. He gets no respect and it makes me mad as heck that Roberts has already decided his lead off man from hear on out. But Roberts said that Bauer wasn’t going to miss his turn in the rotation. Roberts didn’t think a sexual assault allegation was going to disrupt Dodgers schedule.
Anyway, had to get that off from my chest.
White Sox- Moncada , Pinata him off my roster? Pick up Sweet Luis Roberts that may or may not be a huge asset for the White Soxs. Vaughn is looking pretty good both in offense and defense and will there be room for him to be an every day player?
Haase – Did he send his twin brother in as a joke last week? He stayed home to catch up on yard work. He is a great guy. Wholesome, like Honey Maid crackers. Do you think Haase got his yard work done to play this week and earn me some points?

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Who is the priority add? Belt, Moncada, voit, moustakis, Vaughn, Ortega, Hilliard or straw? Points league

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Think you missed this one grey! I need it lol

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks man!

Kari
Kari
1 year ago

Does anyone else dislike Dave Roberts? He acts like he is so innocent and a great guy but I’m not a believer. Every single day he is the last to post his roster. He is to scared to say anything that is meaningful.
3 players I have never liked
Mookie Cry Baby Betts
Mad Max (his head grew so big after leaving the Tigers)
Trey Turner ( year after year he is on the IL but get applauded for being on the active roster)
Joe Kelly (no one has punched him this year, what a bummer, Maybe he and trey will have a fight over that’s my urinal, no way jose, give me back my urinal spot….
Bauer (no need to explain)
It’s the Brady Bunch all together. Muncy, J Turner, C Taylor didn’t care one thing about Marcia Marcia Marcia. They are the smart good guys with class.
Who came through for a Dodgers win game after game, and now he gets kicked in the ass down yonder hanging out with Cody. My man Chris Taylor did a great job leading off. He gets no respect and it makes me mad as heck that Roberts has already decided his lead off man from hear on out. But Roberts said that Bauer wasn’t going to miss his turn in the rotation. Roberts didn’t think a sexual assault allegation was going to disrupt Dodgers schedule.
Anyway, had to get that off from my chest.
White Sox- Moncada , Pinata him off my roster? Pick up Sweet Luis Roberts that may or may not be a huge asset for the White Soxs. Vaughn is looking pretty good both in offense and defense and will there be room for him to be an every day player?
Haase – Did he send his twin brother in as a joke last week? He stayed home to catch up on yard work. He is a great guy. Wholesome, like Honey Maid crackers. Do you think Haase got his yard work done to play this week and earn me some points?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Is Moustakas in a platoon now? He is sitting vs lhp. Don’t know if this is just to ease him in from the IL or not. Do you like him for what left in season over lourdes? This is for mainly a 2b or mi spot. Obp format. Thanks

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 year ago

Senor Grey Meister,

Sorry we didn’t connect in Cancun but I did read your sh-tuff every weekday, even though I didn’t know what day it was, thank you.

A) You’re Welcome, as the Rock croons, (is that a word?) this Pacific Island ‘Mele’! Yes that’s right you all and 5 or 6 girls, I dropped Bellinger Friday and the cockroach has homered in every game since, YOU’RE WELCOME!!!

B) Why aren’t the Yankee’s keeping Gil up??? Damn, damn damn!!!

C) There is no C and lunch is almost over so I’m not coming up with anything witty:(.

D) Tim Anderson can still be my MVP:):):)!!!

Happy Monday Great One,

CCC

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Aquino is in, batting 8th.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sadly, it limits him to less than 50 homeruns tonight.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Varsho a hold over any of these FA Catchers?
– Carson Kelly, Mitch Garver, Travis d’Arnaud (coming back tomorrow), Max Stassi

scoring is 5 standard cats + ABs, Ks, and OPS

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Rank matter or just randomize the names and pull one out?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Grey, now that Lou Bob is coming off the IL,

Should I leave him there to see what he does for the week? Or activate him but will need to drop one of the following… who?

Hilliard, Carlson or Soler

Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks so much!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

One more…

Do I start Lou Bob 3 @ MIN, 3 VS NYY
or
Soler 3 VS CIN, 3 @ WAS.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I appreciate it, thank you!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Waiting to see if Aquino starts for the ‘Natti tonight. Got a sweet matchup against Rookie Lefty Sam Hentges.

Los
Los
1 year ago

drop which for Lou Bob– Lourdes Gurriel, Conforto, Renfroe.

At this point I have full stockholm syndrome for Gurriel and Conforto since I’ve been hanging onto them all season eagerly awaiting for their “breakout” lol

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Hilliard or Olivares over Soler? Both?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

And where does C. Hernandez rank in there?

Gary C
1 year ago

Any info on Hoskins and Brantley availability this week? Showing up as DTD

dudesons
dudesons
1 year ago

should I drop olivares for hilliard? 12T OBP

dudesons
dudesons
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks, do you like cron over belt?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: also weekly roto, who do you like between these guys:

soler – 3 vs cin, 3 @ was
meadows – 3 @ bos, 3 @ min

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: if it matters, need HR and RBI.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I can’t stand the 7 inning dh too for so many reasons. So is Houck an add? He was sent back down but do you expect him back in the rotation? Amd is hr worth a speculative add. His stuff plays. The question is will je get the chance? He looks better than a couple of guys in that rotation now.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ugh. They are doing everything in their power to not make a playoff push

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. can start two of the following. who do you like?

gilbert – vs tex, vs tor ($22.0)
framber – vs col ($15.3)
bassitt – @ cle ($4.8)
webb – vs col ($9.7)
patino – @ bos, @ min (-$5.2)

thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Great report!
1. Josh Donaldson- I like him, you like him, but he’s not playing a lot. At this point would you hold him or trade him in? Here’s who’s on the wire- K.Seager, Sano, Happ, Urias, Gimenez.
2. Better matchup for you this week- Gomber @ SF or Muller vs Cin?
3. Shot in the dark save chances- Bednar, Heuer, Wisler, please pick two.

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gracias, I see Givens is out there too, would you put him ahead of Heuer?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

In a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players, would you trade Sale for Eloy?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He came back with a much more involved counter offer (he always does this haha):

His Eloy, Judge
My Sale, Winker

I worry about Judge’s health, but Winker has been injury prone in the past too. Eloy and Sale are reinjury risks too.

Thinking of countering with my Sale, Mondesi, Soler and Hayes for Eloy and Judge.

Thoughts on either of those deals? Reminder it’s a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players (so basically the top 40-45ish are kept each year).

Thanks again!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Agreed I’d be better off doing the following though?

His Eloy, Judge
My Sale, Mondesi, Soler and Hayes

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Danke

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

And I guess generally, if you’ve been stashing Sale all year, are you trying to sell him now to lock in most of his upside with a less risky player? Or just holding and seeing what happens? For instance would you rather have him or somebody like Lynn, Darvish, Ray, Rodon, that sort of mid-level-ace tier?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Just got back from a weeklong trip to the Oregon Coast. Fantastic scenery, but it’s like everyone just woke up from a 18-month nap and are hangry. Pissed off for no apparent reason and apparently forgot how to act around other people.

Anythehoo, small chance I could sneak into the playoffs with two weeks to go, but need to start thinking about keepers for next season. Couple of questions…

(1) Already have Turner, Bichette, and Eloy but need to pick one more hitter out of Yelich, Mullins, Arozarena, India, or Reynolds. What do you think?

(2) My pitching is meh this season as are my keeper options. Which two pitchers would you hold onto out of this group? Darvish, Bassitt, Snell, Garcia, Gallen, Manoah, and Patino?

Hope you had a good weekend!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hahahaha…I was leaning towards Mullins over Arozarena, but India is growing on me as the season goes along. Agreed on the pitchers.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t know if you listen to podcasts, but stumbled upon one that’s been out for a year called “SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes. It’s funny.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’ll have to check those out.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am somewhere around the third episode of High Rollers.

Been listening to one called Cheat! that is pretty good.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Thanks Grey.

About Steele, I read that he was being stretched out in the minors. Checking on his latest games:

3.2IP
3.0IP
4.0IP
5.0IP
5.0IP

27 K, 11 H, 2 ER and 9 BB in that time….no clue about pitch count.

You’re right about him not going too deep into the game….but it could be the start of something more and better? I may try him out and see for awhile.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Happy Monday.

A) The following players have been released over the past week. Do you believe in any of them ROS and, more specifically, 2022? Otteneu points. 35 players x 11 teams deep. All can be had for $1 next season if I pick them up this season. I’ll list my confidence rating out of 10 with each:

Luke Voit – obviously unhealthy this year, but if he gets right for next year, he can hit 30-40 HR, even if he’s just a DH. I don’t necessarily need him, but I can’t not try to pick him up for next year. 7/10

Anthony Santander – after a disastrous start to the season, he has been somewhat raking. K% down a bit, xBA up since the All-Star Break….just limited power. 5/10

Randall Grichuk – he is who he is. Despite his scorching start, he’ll finish with 25 HR and a .250 batting average. 3/10

Jon Gray – tough matchups this week, and I’ve never been a fan of his, though he’s always proven me wrong. Maybe I need to stop being so stubborn? 4/10

B) Josh Bell – he will need 4 more appearances in the OF for eligibility next season, and since I won’t need a 1B, that might come in handy. Do you think that will happen?

C) Any love for Justin Steele this week? His minor league numbers are nice and he certainly held his own in relief roles earlier this year.

Thanks and take care.

CP
CP
1 year ago

top two for saves out of bednar, bender, lorenzen, martin and stratton?

Thanks!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Hope you had a great weekend Grey! Whatever you did to make Bellinger get homers please don’t stop! Maybe he finally realized with Treat Urner active that he was in real jeopardy of getting benched.

Looking ahead to playoffs.. which teams do you think are a lock to rest their aces the last 2-3 weeks? (aka.. start planning now on not having them for fantasy playoffs).

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you think the rest is most likely to come in the form of limited pitch counts, or skipped starts, or fake injuries? I forget if teams are allowed to just say they are resting someone for playoffs or if mlb forces them to make up some excuse.

Also, to your point about Boston pitching.. they are 7-3 in extra innings (2nd best in AL behind.. Seattle) and 21-14 in 1-run games so far (4th best in AL behind LAA, SEA, & NYY). So if barnes/ottavino fade then yikes!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Okay good to know. Thanks Grey!

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 year ago

Rank for dynasty, por favor. 12 team OBP/QS 6×6, Annual 25% inflation
– Freddy Peralta ($10)
– Adley ($14)
– Mullins ($10) — 2nd question – are we buying the hype to carry over into next season?

Thanks!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

AL-only, have moved up to 1.5 pts out of 1st, W and K are my biggest needs and I have room to pick up 2 P. Best SP options are Ed-Rod, Minor, Keuchel, T. McKenzie and Harvey. SON says the first 2, though all are projected for negative value in the next week. What say you? Could also grab a RP like Sewald, Wisler or Green in lieu of one of them.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
Reply to  steve stevenson
1 year ago

Also, whenever I feel like tenting my pants I think about my OF in that league–Just Dong, Ohtani, Franimal, Eloy, Mullins, w/ recent pickup Schwarber coming up as my Util/6th OF.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Hilliard, Hader, Soler and Olivares. Please rank.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Ryu and Snell are so frustrating. One outing is phenomenal, the other the opposite (whatever that may be). I had them both go yesterday, and wasn’t sure how I felt when it was over.

Next week, Snell is @AZ (SON $8.) and Ryu is @SEA ($13.3). Which do you prefer?

Start one, neither or both in a 12-team 5×5 league?

Kelley Hayes
Kelley Hayes
1 year ago

Givens or Finnagen! Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Heard Finnegan’s Woke though

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Hi Grey, I am thinking of picking up Hilliard to serve in turners place this week at 3B. I worry about Justin turners sore goin talk. Tommy Pham has been fading- Hilliard over Pham to cover for Turner for the week? weekly lock in points league.. Thank you!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

or maybe aledmys diaz instead of hilliard ?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

Drop Alex Verdugo for Brandon Belt? Also have Joey Votto and Andrew Vaughn (who’s eligible for OF). Redraft points league, looking for ROS advice. Thanks in advance!

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

Assuming health, it’s gotta be Belt. Probably the only reason he’s is flying so under the radar is health as he’s putting up a .973 OPS since the beginning of last season. And He’s been on an absolute tear since being re-activated from the IL. Verdugo isn’t going to provide enough power imo

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  RogerDat
1 year ago

gotcha

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

It seems that Duran just needs some conditioning. It doesn’t matter if he’s facing Left or Right, as long as he gets every other day off.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Which 4th OF do you prefer; Straw or O’Neill? Specific needs don’t matter, I’m just looking for consistent points in a 12 team H2H league. The rest of my OF is Eloy, Meadows, and Judge. Thanks!

handy afterall
handy afterall
1 year ago

Ahoy hoy!
Please pick one to start this week, locked lineups/standard cats:

McClanahan @MIN $3.40
Price @PHI $3.00
Cease vs NYY $1.80
Stripling @LAA $2.50, possibly @SEA

And who gets the start:

Eloy
– @MIN x3, vs NYY x3
– Beau Burrows (the necessary under to Beau Bridges’ over)
– Griffin Jax
– B. Ober
– A Heaney
– G Cole
– J Taillon

Or

T Grisham
– vs MIA x3, @ARI x4
– Z Thompson
– B Garrett
– S Alcantara
– Caleb Smith
– T Widener
– M Bumgarner
– Z Gallen

Much appreciation.

handy afterall
handy afterall
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

handy afterall
handy afterall
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Eloy currently 2/2 with 2 hr and 5 rbi. I owe you a boba ( I owe you so many bobas)

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

bohm, wisdom, toro or urshela ros?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

yelich droppable? thinking of picking up belt

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

Do you like sale or Gilbert more ROS?

RogerDat
RogerDat
Reply to  wwekoda2020
1 year ago

Sale, but I read his velocity was down in a high-80s last rehab start. Keep an eye on his start this Saturday and make a call thereafter if you can.

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Fantastic stuff. Do you think Pollock can continue his hot streak and continue to play regularly for the Dodgers? When Jack Flaherty is activated this week, who would you drop out of Josiah Gray or Gilbert?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it! For CI do you like K. Seager or Wisdom for the rest of the way?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
1 year ago

Even considering Toro from Seattle.

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Since his trade, he’s been playing well at leadoff. Don’t mind taking a chance on lesser known player. My squad was hit hard with injuries and Covid. Sucks. Lol

McZero
McZero
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I picked up Hilliard and put him on my reserve list but kinda worried about putting him in my lineup this week because he’s on the road against Houston and SF. Would you start him over McCormick or wait a week until he gets back to Colorado?

Cable
Cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft

And I suppose to drop Narvaez for G Sanchez

ray
ray
1 year ago

Allard @ Sea, vs As or McKenzie this week (vs Oak @ Det)?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

Could also go Megill VS LAD, Sandoval vs Hou or Hock and hope he starts vs Bal

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LOL I was leaning Allard…Hou scares the shit out of me, but will do.
Thanks.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Funny, streamanator is okay w Allard.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No, I know….all you can do. Allard has been porked a bit based on peripherals, though

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

You and Donkey need to have a good ol’ brawl (live streamed of course) to settle this.

Just dont let him ahh…urr ‘Donkey’ kick you in the greys!

speill
speill
1 year ago

Great stuff as always. I currently have Garver as my catcher. Thinking ahead for remainder of season for mainly power numbers and some average would you drop him for either Diaz. Gomes or Stassi? Thanks Grey

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Hope your weekend was great!

1. How do you rank the following MIs ROS: Amed, Straw, Toro, Wong.

2. Canha is languishing on my bench as he’s been pretty bleh for the past couple of months. BUT he does have an entire week of away games on the schedule. Tl;dr is Canha still a hold, or is he droppable for a good streamer or bullpen help?