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2:15
Collette really was down on Archer on the pod a few days ago. I love him, but in a 10-team lg that has saves and holds, my relievers are unbalanced towards holds. Are you optimistic enough to hold Archer, or should I try shopping his name value around for a pretty good closer, Britton/Robertson/Ramos? or shoot for higher?
Paul Sporer
2:15
Shoot for the best closers for him. Though I consider Britton in that class, so you are. He just doesn't look right
No Regrets
2:15
Didn't know there was a new Chance album out! What a guest list...
Paul Sporer
2:15
It's so good
ctw
2:15
re: the gausman question he's my worst SP I think. other options would be J Garcia, K Hendricks, L McCullers
Paul Sporer
2:16
I'd cut Hendricks before him, but he's not really worse than the group, either. Prob just hold
Marcus
2:16
Have you warmed to Samarzdija yet? Is he a top 30 SP going forward?
Paul Sporer
2:17
Ya I was a little bit of a scorned lover after last year, but I still recognized how good this move was for him. He's pitching well home & away. I'd say top 30 is possible. I think I'll have him more top-40 when I do my updated rankings which are going out to SP Guide folks this week
Tim
2:17
What's a fair return for Lindor? Looking for a young hitter at another position.
Paul Sporer
2:18
Shoot really high. He's awesome. Maybe not first-rounders, but anything after that is a fair ask.
yojiveself
2:18
Lawrie or Pearce at 2B?
Paul Sporer
2:18
Lawrie for me
Andrew
2:18
Hey, Paul. Love the podcast. 6x6 roto with IP, QS instead of W, K/9 instead of K, and OPS, SLG instead of AVG. Would you deal Velasquez and Castellanos for Votto or Braun? I need OBP and SLG help, am in good position in K/9 and QS, avg WHIP and poor ERA.
Paul Sporer
2:19
Thanks, Andrew! I'm cool with that deal. Classic sell-high (and buy low if you choose Votto).
Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
2:19
Thoughts on Jose Ramirez? Think he can steal 20 bases while keeping his OPS above .700?
Paul Sporer
2:20
20 feels high as he's not terribly efficient. But teens with a .750 OPS is possible. I think ppl don't realize he's a young guy who had some prospect love.
No Regrets
2:20
Hi Paul. Listened to your p-cast earlier today. I want Maybin. What level AL-Only arm makes sense? Santiago too low?
Paul Sporer
2:20
Santiago should get it done, IMO
Dan
2:20
Danny Valencia sounds like a Game of Thrones character, just saying.
Paul Sporer
2:20
if I LOL at that, it'd be a fraud as I don't watch GoT, but I posted it for others to enjoy
Eric
2:20
Your last podcast has me worried about Archer. Should I be trying to flip him for an upside arm like Stroman? I was offered Gray and Raisel for him, but how worried should I be? (I don't need the Ks).
Paul Sporer
2:21
I'd actually be open to the Gray/Raisel even though I'm a little worried on Gray (though I think it's more a funk for Sonny than injury). Sounds you like prefer Stro, though, so go for that. It's defensible for sure.
Cecil
2:21
Brad Ausmas is the worst, just the worst. Agree?
Paul Sporer
2:22
Nah, nowhere near the worst. But I get the frustration.
Spaceman Spiff
2:22
McCullers is available. My worst SP's are Pineda/Chen/Odorrizi/Eovaldi. Should I make a swap? I'm more concerned about playoffs than winning right now
Paul Sporer
2:22
Byyyyeeee Michael Pinata (hat-tip to Chris Liss for the fitting nickname)
Philbert
2:22
Been offered Puig for Shaw in a redraft. At the start of the season I would have jumped on this, but I'm not so sure at the moment. Shaw is helping me weather Fielder's poor start. Would you take Puig?
Paul Sporer
2:24
I would. Shaw has impressed me, but he's a double platoon plate - home only and vs. right only. I can't tell you it's all roses & butterflies w/Puig, but the bad parts of his profile (namely the pop-ups) are correctable
OddBall Herrera
2:24
Herrera settles in as a top 30 outfielder?
Paul Sporer
2:24
I think so!
Chip
2:24
Adam Duvall has been pretty good in LF for the Reds. Does this affect Jesse Winker's ETA at all, or is mostly about when Jay Bruce gets traded?
Paul Sporer
2:25
I think the latter is most important of what you listed, but also Winker isn't exactly forcing his way up with a modest .729 OPS so Duvall has leash
The Cincinnati Kid
2:25
Pick 2 ROS: Colby Lewis, Martin Perez, or Yordano Ventura
Paul Sporer
2:25
Perez, Yo
phil
2:25
what do you think Sano stats will look like at the end of the year?
Paul Sporer
2:26
.230-32-80
Jason
2:26
OF is Stanton, Justin Upton, Yelich, Mazara, Reddick which one would you try to move for pitching in a 12 team OBP Keep 7 and what am I shooting for?
Paul Sporer
2:27
Don't sell low on J Up, won't get enough. Honestly depends how badly you need SP and what you need in pitching. Stanton still draws the most. I know he's hitting .221, but I'm not taking less than an ace.
The Cincinnati Kid
2:27
With the injuries are Reed & Gallo still June-ish timetables or much later now?
Paul Sporer
2:28
Reed who? AJ? Gallo could still be up shortly after returning from injury, so yeah, sometime next month
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