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HappyFunBall
3:37
Which is the better SS platoon: Story/Semien or Story/Villar? I'm leaning Villar because it seems like a nice power/speed option that Semien just doesn't have. Of course that means Villar has to keep the OBP up, so .... thoughts?
Paul Sporer
3:37
I think you're reasoning works. Go with it!
Bobby
3:37
How high are you on Glasnow? Top 50? Top 40? Top40!?!
Paul Sporer
3:38
This year? I doubt he's that good. It's a very small chance. But since there is even a chance of it, he's intriguing. But honestly I see ups and downs initially. He still struggles to repeat and consistently command his stuff. I forgot Jameson Taillon in that question about stashes so let me amend and included him
Derek
3:38
You a basketball fan at all? Thunder or the Spurs tonight??
Paul Sporer
3:38
Y'all changin handles now? Or 2 of you really wanted my hoops takes in the spans of minutes?
Gavin
3:39
Scherzer was ridiculous last night, but gave up 2 more HR's and is on pace for 40+. His peripherals seem the same as always, so is this simply a long lasting bout of bad luck, or is there something I'm missing?
Paul Sporer
3:39
It's definitely not bad luck. He leaves meatballs with some regularity. Bc he allows so few runners and has such devastating stuff, he can rise above it. But it's a legit concern.
he let Jose Iglesias go yak on him!!
MrBelaire
3:39
Just dropped Rodon for Pomeranz in a 13 team roto with no bench spots. Good or bad idea?
Paul Sporer
3:41
I'm OK with it. I really like Pomy. Remember, he was once a huge prospect, too. Lefties just take longer so maybe Rodon isn't ready until '17 or even '18. The reason I liked Rodon so much coming into the season is bc the CHANCE that he's ready would yield huge returns. He's showing a lot of the same issues from last year so I'm inclined to think he's not quite ready for the leap and thus if you have someone you wanna scoop, you can move on. I'd still try to reserve him where I could, but I'm fully OK with this cut
HappyFunBall
3:41
JBJ or Domingo Santana?
Paul Sporer
3:41
JBJ, not too far apart, though
Ol Sea Capn
3:41
Also... love the podcast lately. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to Buy Low pitcher episode.
Paul Sporer
3:41
Thanks so much! We'll be doing that one on Sunday w/Jason and myself
BigTimeNW
3:42
Any insider word on these MLB suspensions for PEDs? I'm getting tired of waiting...if there are cheaters or suspected cheaters, I want to know. IMO this process needs to have a lot more clarity
Paul Sporer
3:42
Nah, I haven't seen anything since the threat. Raul Mondesi is a biggish name so maybe he was the last prominent one for now?
Young Jeezy
3:42
would you trade Yu for Cole?
Paul Sporer
3:43
Definitely. I love Yu Darvish, but I don't funk w/guys Year 1 off of TJ. I'd love to be wrong and have Darvish dominate from jump street, but even Jose Fernandez got hurt again last year so even with the good stats, the sample was small. I'm going to see Darvish tonight!!
TheRunningMan
3:43
What's up with Shawn Kelley? Is he the set-up guy in Washington or is it Blake Treinen?
Paul Sporer
3:44
In a non-snarky way, I'll say does it even matter? I think Pap has a huge leash with Dusty. But I do realize it's still helpful to be on the next guy should something happen. Kelley is waaaay better this year so I say him
Royal Man
3:44
Bour? He is on a run, but what do we expect ROS?
Paul Sporer
3:45
Beast. I can see another 20-22 HRs. I'm a big fan. Highest on him this offseason http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/rotographs-ranking-march-update-first-base/
Jason
3:45
Buxton is tearing it up in AAA, batting .324 and walking more and striking out less. Did he just need to settle in and work on some things, or is he still a possible stud? He is available in our keep 6 league (12 teams.)
Paul Sporer
3:46
Well ya, of course he is still a possible stud. Anyone writing him off (and I'm not saying you were) was entirely foolish. He's 21 with barely any MLB work under his belt. Could be a Rougned Odor situation. Remember how he went down and got right then came back and studed. I'd get Bux now in lgs where's on the wire (more than you think)
Mike with an Y
3:49
Pearce has to win the 1b job outright from Morrison soon, yeah? I mean why even play LoMo, I wanna see him NoMo
Paul Sporer
3:50
Ya, even with Pearce's flaws v. RHP he's still better. LoMo has a 1 OPS+... A ONE!!!!!
Nelson
3:52
Are Ventura or Cashner any better than a streamer du jour?
Paul Sporer
3:52
Nope :(
TheRunningMan
3:52
Rank these SP - Verlander, Garcia, J.Gray, Pomeranz and Gausman
Paul Sporer
3:52
Don't boss me!
JK. Garcia, JV, Pomy, Gaus, Gray. Gray just can't really be trusted with Coors being his home park.
Young Jeezy
3:52
should I be worried about Kluber since Eno is?
Paul Sporer
3:53
Not just BECAUSE Eno is. You can def think for yourself. Do you agree with Eno's reasons for concern?
Snarky Dick
3:59
It's me!
Paul Sporer
3:59
Owen from the comments?!
Brian
4:01
What's my best course of action if my SP is a dumpster fire and nobody in my league makes a trade unless they come out the clear winner? I try to find middle ground and always get countered with downright insulting offers. FYI, this is a league where nobody would trade a 9th/10th round pick (8 keeper, 10 team) for Robinson Cano or Matt Carpenter during the offseason.
Paul Sporer
4:02
Ouch, that's tough, B. I think at that point, you have to buy low and ugly. Waino, Gray, Pineda, Keuchel. If they want unrealistic hauls for those guys, then I guess it's waiver time
Hey Paul!
4:02
Aaron Sanchez or gray ros? Keeper pts lg. Thanks!!
Paul Sporer
4:02
Sanchez assuming that's Jon Gray.
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