Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: May 23, 2017
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Brad Johnson
3:45
Every time I open the chat early, it always amazes me how quickly I start getting questions.
Took 10 seconds
3:46
The new thing of the hour is Sam Travis. He's joining the Red Sox.
I haven't looked into why he's joining the team - seemingly HanRam and Moreland are healthy enough to absorb all/most of the 1B/DH work
3:47
As for who he is as a player, I think he may have some initial contact issues before he figures things out. Some power, but less than you'd expect from a 1B. More speed than you'd expect, but still not much
3:48
Like I said, the history of high averages in the minors might not show up immediately.
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:48
In a hypothetical Space Jam for baseball, nine players would the MonStar team siphon for skills? And what manager?
Brad Johnson
3:48
Ha, I like this question...
3:49
Catcher - Buster Posey
1B - Paul Goldschmidt
2B - Jose Altuve
SS - Trea Turner
3B - Manny Machado
LF - Bryce Harper
CF - Mike Trout
RF - Mookie Betts
Manager - Buck Showalter
And, of course, Kershaw
3:50
As you can tell, I went with the all athleticism team
Plus luck dragon Showalter
Moonlight Graham
3:50
Did anyone vote against your lopsided trade last week?
Brad Johnson
3:50
I've been doing a veto segment on another site this week. I do not allow vetoes in my league.
3:51
Anyone making a trade that needs to be vetoed is removed from the league
I'll do that myself
Choos on First
3:51
Brad, is there any hope for Gsellman? My rotation is in tatters, and he's been a major part of it
Brad Johnson
3:51
Hope? I suppose there's some hope. His velo played way up in relief. Not so sure he'll have magically solved his woes after two relief appearances
StL Steve
3:52
You ok with getting Senzel and Urias for Encarnacion and Giles in a 14 team dynasty where you are NOT competing soon? Thanks for the chat!
Brad Johnson
3:52
Yea, I guess. Not feeling super compelled to make that swap, but if it's the best available, it's not bad
don't want to get caught holding EE
and closers...
Josh
3:53
Best second half saves stashes? Rivero? Vizcaino? Others?
Brad Johnson
3:53
Easily Rivero
Maybe Hand
Big Tuna
3:53
A few of the Cubs have gotten off to slow starts (Rizzo, Zobrist, Contreras, Addy). Are there any you're concerned about?
Brad Johnson
3:53
Zobrist is old. Cliffs happen.
3:54
Meanwhile, the league's hitters are running away from him with all their power
so yea, I'm a tad worried about him
he's already marginalized in 12 team formats
Contreras being young might not figure it out this year
Addy may finally skip a growth season
Choos on First
3:55
why hasn't anyone talked about what an awesome job Allen Cordoba has been doing with the Padres?
Brad Johnson
3:55
I can only assume it's a combination of not caring about the Padres, poor visibility (for same reason), and not believing in the output.
Which, to be clear, I don't believe
dave in slc
3:56
ive never heard of sam travis, had to look him up. apparently he crushes lefties so likely a platoon for moreland
Brad Johnson
3:56
good point. A platoon does make sense, just kinda figured they'd want him hitting every day
I guess they're feeling pressure to get a lead in that division
Los
3:56
I am trading Alex Wood and Andrus for Daniel Murphy (which clears a spot to get Rich Hill off the DL). My biggest weakness on offense is BA. This is a no-brainer right (Trea is my SS)?
Brad Johnson
3:56
I'd regret losing Wood, but yea
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