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Henri
4:12
Blood-for-saves 10-team re-draft with zero closers but plenty of SP3's on the wire. In a roster crunch, would you drop a Wacha or Tanaka-type if another Dyson came out of nowhere?
Paul Sporer
4:12
man that's tough. I think those are closer to SP2s. Trade market not viable here?
Shawn
4:12
Is IFFB% easily correctable? Puig's number was off the charts last time I looked
Paul Sporer
4:13
Not necessarily EASY, but definitely correctable. Sometimes it means a guy is a click off, other times he is way off. Since we're still seeing some positive aspects from Puig, I tend to believe the former so I'm standing pat with him
Ha
4:13
Everyone ridiculous for calling you out? Ha ok
Paul Sporer
4:15
What? Are you the guy who used one game of Travis Shaw on the road to refute that he's a home-only guy? I have no problem with pushback on my thoughts, but there is no world where a one game sample refutes a point. Ha ok.
Mirth
4:15
First time playing 10-team. Any general advice for this format?
Paul Sporer
4:15
Acquire as much star talent as possible. Take chances.
Diamond Joe Quimby
4:15
You guys said on the pod that you'd take Ramos over Grandal. Does Grandal's average exit velocity at least suggest better days might be ahead? He's been pretty awful lately.
Paul Sporer
4:16
Ya the biggest issue with Grandal isn't talent, it's health. Makes sense that he took PEDs in SD bc they help keep you on the field which has been his biggest issue.
Ha
4:16
No, but one game of Michael Fulmer sure changed your thoughts. Ha ok.
Paul Sporer
4:16
What?
4:17
What are you talking about? Like seriously, what precisely are you talking about? The fact that I said he could get sent out when Greene returns? You do know that Al Avila decides that, right? Not me.
Cybo
4:17
Why are so many experts saying hold Pineda? He's been hot garbage so far.
Who are some buy low SPs you're targeting? Please don't say Pineda.
Whip Appeal
4:18
How would one quantify verlander being the best overall fantasy player in the game? My friend thinks he couldn't be b/c he doesnt play every day like a position player.
Paul Sporer
4:18
Are you messing with me? Love JV, but he's obviously not close to the best player in the game.
B
4:18
Stop answering Ha. Severino or Snell ROS redraft league.
Paul Sporer
4:18
Snell. Sevvy hurting and wasn't looking v good when pitching. Take a shot on Blake.
Art
4:18
Didn't see you cover it but where do you see Matt Harvey finishing for the remainder of the year??
Paul Sporer
4:19
I still like him, but I think stamina is an issue right now. There was talk of him being plump coming into the season and perhaps fitness is playing a role as he can't make it through the lineup 3x rn. I'll still say top 25, though
Jason
4:19
5x5 Roto with OBP Instead of AVG. Who got the best of this trade - Syndergaard for Story & Piscotty
Paul Sporer
4:20
How many teams?
Jalap Eno
4:20
if you'll indulge a non-fantasy question - is Mets/Nats going to be the most exciting divisional race?
Paul Sporer
4:20
Probably. SF-LAD pretty good, too
Alex
4:20
Thanks for the chats, Paul. Always look forward to them!
Paul Sporer
4:20
Np Alex. thanks for coming out
tonyc
4:21
Please tell me that Brandon Drury isn't going to be a victim of Chip Hale trying to find playing time for Michael Freaking Bourn.
Paul Sporer
4:21
i wish I could. I really wish I could, lol
Whip Appeal
4:21
Sorry, that was mean to be Kershaw, not verlander
Paul Sporer
4:23
I mean, you can use dollar values or something like ESPN's Player Rater (though I think Altuve is ahead of him). you can pt out how he's 1 of 9 compared to a hitter being 1 of 14 on your roster and so his excellence means even more to the bottom line. Honestly, I'd just link his BRef page and make your buddy prove how he isn't. Just bc a hitter plays every day doesn't mean he's worth more. That's some 1990s shit right there. I feel like we're way beyond that these days
tonyc
4:24
Dynasty trade: My Suarez + Welington Castillo for his Pedroia, Wil Myers. Tempting, but I'm worried about Pedroia's injury risk, not totally buying that Myers has things figured out, and I think Suarez looks like a perennial top 5-7 SS if he stays eligible there.
Paul Sporer
4:24
My pushback would be, how is Suarez more proven than Myers?
Cam
4:24
Can keep 2 more years. Rank AJ Reed, Glasnow, Taillon, Giolito, JP Crawford
Paul Sporer
4:24
Crawford, Reed, Gio are my faves
Cybo
4:25
Just wanted to let you know so you can get back to being cool again that Drake sucks.
Paul Sporer
4:25
I'm glad I didn't give you any buy low SPs
JAL
4:25
Side A: Fielder and Mazara Side B: Hosmer and Span. 12-team 5x5 redraft. Thanks!
Paul Sporer
4:25
Side B
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