Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - May 9, 2017
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Brad Johnson
3:50
Alright, let's get this going. I'm watching A.J. Griffin to see if I can spot anything positive aside from this stat line.
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:50
Ignoring the economics of feasible markets, how many expansion teams does the level of talent support before a noticeable drop-off in product? The White Sox and Reds, for instance, are showing us that a team does not have to be infinitely better than a Triple-A club since rebuilding is more acceptable and losing can be chic as well.
Brad Johnson
3:51
Personally, I think MLB is doing it all wrong. League should be a good 40 teams deep with a starker divide between AL and NL.
I don't buy this market nonsense either
3:52
Sure, teams like the Yankees and Cubs will always be at a huge advantage over a Charlotte or Durham, but revenue sharing can solve that
Henry
3:52
Did Gausman figure it out or should we still be worried?
Brad Johnson
3:53
Who had Ryan Rua in the HR pool?
Getting back to the question, I'd worry about Gausman until he has multiple good outings in a row
Hannah Hochevar
3:53
While you watch AJG, curious if you could rank him with these other AL-Only SPs: Miley, Boyd, Karns, JC Ramirez, J Montgomery. Thanks!
Brad Johnson
3:54
He's after all of them, almost regardless of what I see
Dan
3:54
Curious how popular these chats are. How many questions do you currently have queued up?
Brad Johnson
3:54
I answer less than 10% of the questions I'm asked, and I average nearly one per minute
if not better than 1 per minute
Kyle
3:54
Are you concerned with the big drop in contact % for Jose Bautista?
Brad Johnson
3:55
Oh yea. He might be done done. He might also pull a Desmond and return to life.
Minty
3:55
Do Gleybarr or Devers make the majors this year, either for more than 10 PA?
Brad Johnson
3:55
I think so, but it depends on a club need and performance.
Jason
3:55
Which of these "falling knife" pitchers are you trying to catch? Maeda, Harvey, Shoemaker
Brad Johnson
3:56
they're all guys who I want to be streamers but are too popular to actually streaming
my least favorite pitching profile
Dave Dombrowski
3:56
Time for Devers yet? 3B is a black hole offensively and defensively.
Brad Johnson
3:57
Rafael Devers is hitting OK-ish in Double-A. Nothing about his performance say he's MLB ready. In particular, way too many whiffs for the level (11.2% SwStr)
David
3:57
Thoughts on Nate Karns?
Brad Johnson
3:57
Nice spot starter. I used him yesterday against a weak opponent
3:58
Not someone I want to own outside of 20 team or AL Only
weezy
3:58
I'm in a 12 team roto 6x6 (IP, OPS as extra 2) with 5 bench spots. How do you prefer using your bench spots? non-closer relief guys like Kahnle? Meh starters to get more innings? carry any extra position players?
Brad Johnson
3:58
It's entirely situational. I have rosters using my bench in all those ways.
rustydude
3:58
1st yr Ottoneu player. As a contender, is it better to ask for loan money in return for high priced stars or dump in bad players from your own roster into the trade?
Brad Johnson
3:59
Generally speaking, all trades will involve matching funds. You can use unbalanced payments to bridge any valuation gaps. I'm always happy to dump bad contracts, but sometimes you get more value by cutting them yourself
Cw
4:00
Bein/JPax/J. Odorizzi for T.Turner/Bellinger/J. Peraza which side you want in a 10 team keep forever? Pax side scares me w/ injuries...
Brad Johnson
4:00
Turner
even if the other 2 weren't also good assets
MIller Time
4:00
JT Realmuto? For real? Or just hot?
Brad Johnson
4:00
Mostly just hot, doesn't look substantially improved in any fundamental way.
there is no spoon
4:01
Hiya Brad. My average is brutal. Do I trade odor/aj ramos/Estrada for cueto and e suarez? Or do I trade odor/ramos/beltran for jose Ramirez and mcullers?
Or do I sit tight?
Brad Johnson
4:01
I like the Ramirez scenario more. They're both solid trades.
Oddball Herrera
4:01
Level of worry about Mazara? We've been pending his adjustment since about mid 2016...
Brad Johnson
4:02
I've said all along that it's going to be a work in progress. Fantasy owners want instant gratification, but it usually takes multiple healthy years to adapt to the majors
same comments apply to Maikel Franco
Hater
4:02
This chat sucks
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