Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-1-2017
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Brad Johnson
3:58
Ahoy there! I have a few excuses to make before we get started.
First, my laptop's AC adapter caught fire last week so I'm on an old desktop. Typos may be a problem
3:59
Second, I am wearing a wrist brace to help a pitching injury heal. It gets in the way of typing. Thus, typos may be a problem
Now, let's talk about trades before I take questions.
4:00
I would like to first answer questions regarding what I'm about to write, so stop spamming for a moment and fix your attention to me. I'm ignoring everything entered for now
We're at the point in the season when lopsided trades really start to make sense.
4:01
I'll use my 20 team dynasty league as an example
4:02
Chad Young and I are in 6th place, but we're only 7.5 back from 3rd. In SB alone, we can gain 9 points with 20 steals. Since we added Betts, Taylor, and Mallex during the season, there's a chance we'll make up that ground
however, adding another source of steals will help ensure we get at least 5 of those points
4:03
so it can make sense to overpay for those swipes. We need a rare sort of player though - one who won't expose our other categories while getting steals. A Jarrod Dyson won't do
In this sort of format, we can draw on our minor league talent to bridge the gap
4:04
in a 12 team redraft, your options are more limited
every overpay is likely to hurt you in another category. Pay attention to net gain. What you give away matters. Also pay attention to how much you help your rivals. It's always safer to trade with a team at the bottom of the standings.
4:05
ok, question time
a;sldkfj
4:05
I just bought a venus fly trap. What should I name it?
Brad Johnson
4:06
Taking suggestions, I'm partial to Don Delo Kaczinzski
Luke
4:06
Do you think Sano will pick up the pace again or is he in for a "Thames-style" drop off?
Brad Johnson
4:07
These are always hard to judge. With Thames, I think he just ran out of juice. The KBO schedule isn't quite as rigorous
Young players like Sano can also run out of juice
4:08
what usually happens is 1. the stamina eventually catches up 2. injury 3. wait until next year
Sano will probably fall into one of those buckets. It's a shame everybody hits a billion home runs though, really devalues the 80 grade power guys
a;sldkfj
4:08
Zack Godley is extremely underrated still I think. His surface numbers are good, but the underlying numbers are amazing as well
Brad Johnson
4:09
Yes
HarperIsKing
4:09
Miggy or Zimmerman ROS?
Brad Johnson
4:09
Miggy and it's not close
Justin
4:09
traded Judge and Addison Reed for Kluber and Pollock. How did I do? (This was before the trade deadline)
Brad Johnson
4:09
Not a big fan, but it works. I assume this was a case of you having a big home run lead and needing SB/Ws
bob loblaw
4:10
name it kiermaier....cuz he catches all flies.
Brad Johnson
4:10
Baseball themed answer. I considered Trapper Cahill too
A plant should have at least a 2 part name and no more than 5 part
4:11
#NameGrades
Feel free to @NameGrades on twitter too. I forget to check it
Johnny5Alive
4:11
needed steals in NL only dynasty league, traded hernan perez and buehler for gordon.  in second, so i couldn't really worry about how good buehler might be next year.  Like that?
Brad Johnson
4:11
A good example, assuming some money is at stake
4:12
I should point out, our chance to go from 6th to 3rd is worth something like $300. Even getting to 5th is $100.
Rick
4:12
I'm probably in H2H playoffs. No major weaknesses (lucky). I have Acuna on minors squad, and a couple non competing teams are hungry ... what's good to aim for in a return? I feel like Acuna's value has yet to peak, especially among owners who don't follow minor leaguers closely
Brad Johnson
4:13
I think you're reading this right. It's probably too soon to sell, the hype hasn't caught up yet.
NukeLaloosh
4:13
When do we see Calhoun in TX?
Brad Johnson
4:13
Not very soon?
Their roster is pretty well set at this point
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