Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-8-2017
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Brad Johnson
4:40
Sounds like you're doing quite well. Is the same guy beating you? Are you missing out on the big lopsided trades?
DAMIEN
4:40
BRAD WHO YOU LIKE IN DFS TONIGHT AT FIRST AND SECOND BASE?
Brad Johnson
4:40
I, uh, haven't set lineups yet
4:41
But it's a 15 game slate so there's like 12 or 15 gems at both positions
THE GOAT
4:41
When springer comes off the dl who of AJ Pollock, Justin Turner, and Justin Smoak should I cut to clear up that roster spot
Brad Johnson
4:41
There HAS to be somebody else
And if it must be one of them, I guess Pollock
4:42
but that can't possibly be correct
dee's nuts
4:42
re: insta-quitting (I can only keep one guy with a first round grade for next year.  If I keep trea turner I have to drop goldschmidt.  Turner's doing me no good on the DL.
Brad Johnson
4:43
Going back to that earlier thread. That certainly does put pressure on your to make a swap. But you could gamble on Turner not getting that grade due to health concerns. I'm thinking he's around #13-15 right now
Rasta
4:43
The Yankees have a deep pen but lack a legit lefty other than Chapman. Am I crazy to think that between a combination of Chapman's command issues and NYY wanting a lefty weapon, Aroldis doesn't hold the job all year? If I'm not certifiable, who so you think has the best chance of getting the closer gig?
Brad Johnson
4:43
Betances or Robertson if your crazy scenario plays out. I really doubt we'll see anything like that
Though his postseason use may reflect your thinking
weezy
4:44
I think I am following re: shallow keeper formats & prospects. You mean since late-career breakouts are a thing, holding out for a 21 yo to figure it out isn't as prudent?
Brad Johnson
4:44
Pretty much. The point of the game is to produce MLB stats right now
4:45
There are always going to be factors pushing you in one direction or another. As an extreme example, if you can trade a Jed Lowrie type for an Acuna or Moncada, then that's a format where you probably load up young and wait
4:46
but most of the dynasty and deep keepers I play, a low cost Acuna is going to draw demands for a Joey Votto or similar star
Sleepy
4:46
ROS (OBP, SLG, R, RBI, SB-CS) - Ozzie Albies or Brandon Phillips?
Brad Johnson
4:46
Phillips
sad face
Zach
4:47
Think Derek Fisher continue to see regular playing time once Springer returns?
Brad Johnson
4:47
Yea, I think they'll find it somewhere
Assuming he continues to mash
seth
4:47
jim johnson safe to cut, or hold because the waiver wire is junk on junk (15 team, deep rosters)
Brad Johnson
4:47
I might be patient a little bit longer. Depends on your needs and what you find out there
4:48
We're getting towards the end and I'm working 15 minutes in the past, I'm going to skip to the present
Eric
4:48
Is Springer coming back today?
Brad Johnson
4:48
There were rumors of a rumor that he was returning
4:49
They've yet to post their lineup, a sign they may want him to get through warm ups before activating him
dave in slc
4:49
are sims or woodruff worth adding in nl only?
Brad Johnson
4:49
I think they're both worth adding. Expect volatility
Jazzhole
4:49
Did Tommy Pham used to beat you up in high school or something? You seem to go out of your way to rip him, and your evaluation of him as a "streamer in half of leagues" is asinine
Brad Johnson
4:51
The Tommy Pham love is out of control. He's a ground ball hitter who occasionally gets super hot. His 15 SB are an outlier, and the Cardinals have better OFers to cut into his playing time in the future.
Injuries and poor performances from other guys have helped keep the door open for him, but he'll eventually slump back into a part time role
4:52
By all means, ride the wave. Don't get stuck holding the check
Slamboni
4:52
In your opinion, should a dynasty league have a trade deadline? There shouldn't be too many lopsided swaps. It makes for good dramatics, but as long as their is no foul play, shouldn't there be no deadline?
Brad Johnson
4:53
I go back and forth on this. My deepest dynasty has a deadline this Thursday. I think it should be the first week of September.
Deadlines, in my opinion, are a means to protect the owners who are... less good... at evaluating multiple variables in a trade
The rich tend to get richer at the expense of these teams
4:54
even the most highly functional dynasties have guys who are easy money
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