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Paul Sporer
2:41
Ya he definitely can. Longo has just been so bland lately and Lamb is on the rise.
Fred
2:41
Paul, who would you pick ROS in the battle of the injured Brandons? Morrow or McCarthy?
Paul Sporer
2:41
McCarthy, I guess
Roe Bott
2:41
Does Archer turn it around this season or do I try to flip him for someone with less upside who isn't broken?
Paul Sporer
2:42
One step forward, two back, ya know? Jason said he couldn't command shiz against yesterday and that's been a common issue. I'd really wanna know what you can get, but I'm open to selling low and just regrouping with a new player and the waiver wire
Hipolito Pichardo
2:42
Legitimate reason to worry about Joey Bats?
Paul Sporer
2:43
Nope. 1:1 K:BB, still has 6 bombs. One hot streak from making us feel silly for ever even asking! Buy, buy, buy!
But sick name check with Pichardo, btw
Roe Bott
2:43
Should I drop Pineda or Yordano Ventura for any of the following?
Paul Sporer
2:43
I saw this question twice but neither had options
2:44
Btw, don't ask your questions twice. Y'all are filling the queue and I'm getting to it as fast as I can. But if you ask multiple times, I'll purposely NOT answer it
Alex
2:44
Would you slot Chen inside top 50 SP? Nothing sexy but 3.40 era, 1.2 whip has value. Reminds me of 2014/2015 Quintana
Paul Sporer
2:44
I had him top-40 coming into the season. Big Chen backer in MIA!
Hipolito Pichardo
2:44
How aggressively should I push to get Miggy and VMart in a batting AVG league?
Paul Sporer
2:44
Test that market, but I think Miggy will be fine and VMart is a stud as long as he stays upright (something we can't guarantee, but it'll be baked into the price)
Matt
2:44
Strasburg and Cervelli for Posey. Which side do you like. 14 team head to head with Avg and OPS as categories.
Paul Sporer
2:44
Prefer Posey, but that's a good deal
dbet
2:45
They should totally introduce a salary cap mode to Diamond Dynasty like EA just did with MUT. I think it would bring fresh and interesting line up choices.
Paul Sporer
2:45
I think they've done a good job coming up with modes that entice different lineup choices, but I'd be open to more
OK, this happens every chat. There's always 1-2 guys who get brought up allll chat despite me answering several questions about them.
Lord Varys
2:45
Sonny Gray is injured, but he or the A's just haven't accepted it yet, right?
Sonny Gray
2:45
Will I figure it out?
Paul Sporer
2:46
If he's hurt, they'd shelve him so they don't know it if he is in fact hurt. If healthy, it's likely just a funk. But I have no clue if he's actually hurt.
2:47
Also discussed here: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-sleeper-and-the-bust-episode-343-the-kang-show/ Book closed on Sonny Gray. I think he's an interesting buy-low, but there is definitely risk. He's not a fantasy ace and I didn't buy him this year bc top 20 was too expensive for his K%
Chad
2:47
Load up against Aaron Blair with Odubel, Franco and Blanco?
Paul Sporer
2:47
Ya I'm cool w/those 3, espec. since they're unlikely to be highly used
2:48
Speaking of DFS, here's my 50-person, $2 game for today if you're interested: https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/24279959
(not sponsored or anything, just a game I make daily)
20KS1GAME
2:48
Troy Tulo can't be this bad...can he?
Paul Sporer
2:49
Ya, I don't think he's THIS bad. I'd actually entertain buying. Jason says naw: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-sleeper-and-the-bust-episode-342-buying-low/
JimmyJack
2:49
Paul, in terms of likelihood of losing job to trade or demotion, how would you rank these folks? Papelbon, McGee, Jeffress, Vizcaino
Paul Sporer
2:49
Ranked by safety w/safest first: Pap, McGee, Viz, Jeff
Daniel
2:49
Havent heard you talk much about Lackey. He's been good and projections really like him for the year. Any other thoughts.
Paul Sporer
2:50
This is about what I expected. Mid-3.00s. The K% spike is unexpected and backed by a SwStr jump so I like that a lot. Maybe it's time to start giving new Cubs SPs a boost bc of Bosio. Plus, the Ws will flow like wine.
Michael
2:50
Assuming you had a full OF and IF, would you prefer to keep Panik or Pagan on the bench?
Paul Sporer
2:50
Panik
Barry
2:50
5x5 NL only: would you try moving Jaime Garcia, Joe Ross or Aaron Nola? Any slumping pitchers worth targeting with any of them?
Paul Sporer
2:52
Sure, if you have needs. Garcia is a permanent injury risk just bc of his lengthy history and the other two are youngsters, which is always a volatile proposition.
You could try & buy low on Greinke or Waino if you believe (I wouldn't personally, but I understand why some might)
2:53
Matt Harvey still has a 4.50 ERA, too. Maybe Garica + ___ get it's done.
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