Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - April 4
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Brad Johnson
11:29
Let's talk some baseball!
30 home runs in 14 games included four! multi-homer games
is it too soon to say the HRs are back?
Conor
11:29
Who's your bet to get save chances in Oakland?
Brad Johnson
11:29
Sean Doolittle is their best reliever
sounds like it'll be a hodge-podge for awhile
Dale
11:30
Does Houston Street claim the closer roll once he comes back?
Brad Johnson
11:31
Depends how Cam Bedrosian looks
If Street was good last year, it might be a more complicated decision
but since he sucked, there's no need to hand him the role
Dale
11:31
What’s your outlook on Charlie Morton this year? His numbers were really impressive over the spring, not to mention his shortened 2016 (9.87 K/9 and 12.3% swinging-strike rate). Should we have faith?
Brad Johnson
11:32
I just got done recommending tomorrow's start on another site. Said he could be the 2017 version of Rich Hill (aka an old guy breakout)
Finnegan's Woke
11:32
How do you feel about Brandon Finnegan, both as a stream against the Phillies and as a rosterable SP in a 12-man league?
Brad Johnson
11:32
His command is shoddy, I want to see him take a step forward
wasn't happening this spring
I'm more inclined to use Philly hitters than Finnegan
The Krukker
11:33
From your experience, who consistently wins your leagues - constant streaming or sticking with better players?
Brad Johnson
11:33
It's a little of both. It's the guys who spike their draft and work the wire to fill the cracks.
Cw
11:34
10 tm keeper- I have been offered Greinke/Folty for Billy H./T. Watson...pretty much punting saves and I have Peraza/Turner/Gomez for SBs in H2H.
Brad Johnson
11:35
This is a pretty gross trade scenario
try to find a greinke quality SP who isn't on the edge of immolation
You can do better with Hamilton. He's the only guy of the 4 who must be owned in 10 team.
Dan
11:36
I auto-drafted in a 10 team roto. I wound up with a pitching staff of Porcello, A Sanchez. Stroman, Gausman, Lackey, Familia F Rodriguez and Holland. No one like to trade in this league. How should I manage my pitching. Just play everyone until I see how they do or should I try to stream the pitchers that have good matchups? Or do you have another strategy I can use.
Brad Johnson
11:36
I'd stream. I have some hope for Morton and Graveman this season.
Eric
11:37
How concerned are you about Osuna's injury? Should I pick up Grilli as a handcuff, or will he be back soon enough that I can save my money?
Brad Johnson
11:37
Honestly, haven't heard much. Impression is that it's not serious. I'll have to do some more research before a saves column I write tomorrow.
Bryan
11:37
$7 Khris Davis for $19 Cueto who wins?
Brad Johnson
11:38
Depends on the format. Looks fair to me. Might be a little harder to find Cueto-quality pitching.
Phils 4 Life
11:38
Who takes over once Gomez implodes?
Brad Johnson
11:38
Joaquin Benoit if it's soon
Edubray Ramos maybe if it's midseason
I think that's who they want to step up
Neris' command and splitter come and go, so I doubt they want him to close
Andrew
11:39
By some inexplicable chain of events, both cotton and gsellman are now on my league's waiver wire. I have first priority -- which one do I pick up?
Brad Johnson
11:39
those guys got so much hype, but they should be on or adjacent to the waiver wire
they're really interesting $1 plays
compared to the many less interesting $1 plays out there
11:40
As for which I prefer, it's on a matchup basis. They're the same asset class.
B
11:40
Hi Brad- Thanks for the chat! Which of the following do you prefer to fill out the end of a rotation and why? Consider fairly deep benches and can plug in now, or afford to be patient for possible upside.

I need to fill two spots:

Musgrove, Bundy, Norris, Cotton
Brad Johnson
11:41
Norris and maybe Musgrove for now while looking for better. The non-Norris' are all really similar in that they're interesting but volatile. Norris has a slightly higher ceiling/floor
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