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Kvn
2:23
So I only watched Rodon in the first inning last night and he looked awfully shaky. Apparently he turned in a fine start and only ended up walking one (!). Did you watch? Did he rein it in or was it more that Oakland has a subpar offense?
Paul Sporer
2:24
I didn't get to that game yet. If you were to only watch one inning of a start to get a feel on a guy, the 1st is the absolute worst. It's the toughest inning without question. (BTW, not slamming you, just saying you gotta be careful w/1st innings)
Marc
2:25
Drop Mchugh/Lackey to stash Chapman?
Paul Sporer
2:25
Yeah, McHugh for now bc the stink of that outing will leave him on the wire for a while. how is Chapman not already on a team?!
Kvn
2:25
Who's the best speculative AL SP eligible (8 starts last year) RP? Trevor May?
Paul Sporer
2:25
Yeah bc he's a full time RP now and gonna be a beast
Brian
2:25
Hey Paul, Deep keeper QS/OBP league trade question: My $3 Stroman for his $19 Chris Davis?
Paul Sporer
2:26
Love Stro and not a huge Davis guy, but I think you gotta do that.
Tuna
2:26
Drop Storen for Madson?
Paul Sporer
2:26
Yeah only bc of Doolittle's health risk. Madson only got the save yesterday bc Doo went back-to-back so they're not already trying to change or anything
MarinerDan
2:26
I think Carlos Correa may be the number one fantasy pick as soon as 2017, dislodging Trout. Thoughts?
Paul Sporer
2:27
Very possible, even without this surge out of the gate. He was a first 1st-rounder this year and going as high as 5-6, so he won't even have to climb that high!
MarinerDan
2:27
Who finishes with more dingers: Ortiz or Sano?
Paul Sporer
2:27
Papi
Mel
2:27
10-team re-draft tonight, and I have #8 pick. Probably looking at Arenado or Correa - any preference between the two?
Paul Sporer
2:27
Collette and I took Correa at 9 back in February. He wouldn't get to us if we redrafted. But if CC is taken and you're "stuck" w/Arenado, you won't be sad
Kvn
2:31
Better former stud bounce back year: Cano or Hanley?
Paul Sporer
2:31
Think Cano is still the better health bet.
Drizzy
2:31
Is there any reason not to like Jason Hammel as a top 40 starter? Good team, weak NL
Paul Sporer
2:32
I'm a huge fan. Was so bummed when he popped that hammy last year. Really seemed to get him and stay w/him over the 2H. Can't imagine any other reason why he'd crater like that if it wasn't injury
MikeD
2:32
Drop Jumbo for Strickland? Thanks Paul! Love the Podcasts!
Paul Sporer
2:33
Yeah he pitched the 6th today so I don't think Diaz is even 2nd to Hoover. And while Strickland is blocked, he is just better
Bob
2:33
8 team league with 5 SP and 3 bench spots is verlander a stream or a hold? How about Kazmir?
Paul Sporer
2:33
Hold/Stream. I really see Verlander being a top-30 arm this year. Kaz can be top-40 or so in spurts, but healthy & durability are major concerns
Trevor Bauer
2:34
Why do the Indians hate me? Would you rather own me or my friend Zach Mcallister in an AL only?
Paul Sporer
2:35
LOL maybe bc you're tough and not always malleable to coaching. But I get it bc you know your shit. Maybe trim a couple pitches and tighten up the command so you can be a star. In the meantime, dominate in the pen!
Linus
2:35
I have eight SP1/2's in a 10-teamer that limits games started to 180. Is that too many or am I in good shape?
Paul Sporer
2:36
Can never have too much pitching, just like real life, bc pitchers fail. That's just what they do. Whether it's regression of stuff/skills or injury (which is obv the biggest factor), but you can be down to 5 in the blink of an eye w/pitchers.
Mike
2:36
Hamels + Giles for Tanaka + Casilla - which side do you want in a 10-team standard?
Paul Sporer
2:37
in a 10-team, I lean Tanaka/Casilla even though it's riskier w/Tanaka's health and Casilla's grasp of role (though we could just be doing a Giles/Gregerson thing where we just ASSUME the team is looking to change just bc WE don't really love Casilla as a closer) bc while I love Hamels, he's not that much better than even a slightly lesser-than-peak Tanaka and Giles' Ks aren't SO much more than Casilla's that they cancel the saves
Cory S.
2:37
When you get a surprise closer (like Osuna or Gregerson), do you find you get a better return when trading them to the owner who got screwed over (Storen or Giles owner)?
Paul Sporer
2:38
That's really interesting. The narrative certainly fits and I can think of situations where I'd have been open to getting that surprise guy. But when you're talking about trading, it's just so specific to the person in your league.
MarinerDan
2:38
Can Carlos Martinez become a No. 1 fantasy starter as soon as this year?
Paul Sporer
2:39
Oh of course. Will he? Who knows obv but he's got the stuff and ability to be a full-on stud. If he can improve his command a click or two, watch out!
Thom
2:39
Would you give up a current closer like Casilla for Giles with an eye on the rest of the season?
Paul Sporer
2:39
Nope, see above
Matt
2:39
Lawrie or Plouffe ROS in a OPS league. Im leaning plouffe. Thoughts?
Paul Sporer
2:40
I'm cool w/it. But really a coinflip.
MarinerDan
2:42
HanRam is going to be a beast this year, right?
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