Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 7-18-2017
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4:46
Rox or dbacks buying a shortstop? If so, who to grab - Cozart, Galvis, Other?
Brad Johnson
4:46
Cozart should be owned anyway
Slamboni
4:46
which side: McCullers, Conforto, Carlos Rodon for Mookie and David Robertson? 10 tm roto keeper
Brad Johnson
4:46
MOOOKIE
squints
4:47
save spec'ing - who do you like?   bearclaw, phelps, hand, greene?
Brad Johnson
4:47
Well, I like 'em all. I'll say this about Hand though - his best path to saves was Washington
which is no longer true
Add Tommy Hunter to your list. Colome is a couple bad days from losing his job
Matt
4:48
I guess "good buy low candidate" is a relatively subjective definition, but do you really think CarGo can turn it around? Better target - him or Cespedes as a rental?
Brad Johnson
4:48
Yes and Cespedes
Cargo has had multiple seasons where he's spent 60 days as one of the worst hitters and another 60 as one of the best
CK
4:48
I think the juiced balls might be affecting pitching statistics as well
Brad Johnson
4:49
Balls were the same last year too
I mean yes, you're right if the balls are actually juiced, but indirectly
it's encouraged hitters to adopt the swing changes of Donaldson, JDM, Murphy, etc. etc.
whichever poster child you prefer
4:50
which means everybody is mashing everything low in the strike zone
because those mechanics are specifically geared to crushing low pitches and breaking balls
Amy
4:50
I just completed my first trade ever in Fantasy. I traded Bud Norris (I never win saves and I'm afraid he'll get traded) for Justin Verlander. How did I do? Will Verlander get better?
Brad Johnson
4:50
Congrats on the swap!
4:51
Verlander was about this bad in 2015 before rebounding for the stretch run
A change of scenery could help
It was a worthy gamble, Norris is just a volume saves guy at best
Foz
4:52
Can get Daniel Murphy to put me over the top and win the league, but I would lose Rosario and Dozier in a keeper forever. I feel like it's too steep. Thoughts?
Brad Johnson
4:52
Oh, speaking of buy lows
Dozier hit 23 HR in August and Sept last year
so... go buy low
Foz
4:52
Aside from yesterday, Zimmerman has been bad over the last month. Who do you like more moving forward, him or Moose?
Brad Johnson
4:52
push
Jim
4:53
Here on out: Chris Davis or Mark Reynolds?
Brad Johnson
4:53
Davis
Stoop Kid
4:53
Does Sonny Gray put up better/worse/about the same numbers if he gets moved? ERA and FIP are consistent atm, park is good, defense sucks
Brad Johnson
4:53
Well, it's going to be context dependent. I suspect better though because you'll get some extra wins
Harold
4:53
With Starling Marte back I have too many OFs. Help me drop 1-2 (I'm really afraid to drop any of these guys): Matt Adams, Kendrys Morales, Tommy Pham, Brandon Belt.
Brad Johnson
4:53
Not Belt
4:54
the other three are droppable
I'd do Adams personally
Why pitchers stink
4:54
I am sure someone may want to quantify this, but teams carrying more pitchers and fewer starters on pace for 200 innings means the worst MLB pitchers are (by rank) worse, and the bottom tier of them are pitching more often
Hannah Hochevar
4:54
Any interest in Colin Moran? Was once 6th overall pick...
Brad Johnson
4:54
Mark Appel was a #1 pick
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