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Paul Sporer
2:01
Hey y'all. Let's get started! Still all bout that Coloring Book right now:
The Cincinnati Kid
2:01
Would you trade Beltre & Hamilton (Kept in Rd 19) for Blackmon? Beltre and Blackmon cannot be kept. Am I greedy for wanting to get a pick back for Hamilton?
Paul Sporer
2:01
Josh Hamilton? Yes. He's useless. I'd do the deal
Junior Felix
2:01
Do you find it at all suspicious that Felix hit the DL with a calf strain? Will the few weeks off turn out to be a blessing for The King?
Paul Sporer
2:02
Not suspicious. if you're suggested it might be a little trumped up, you may well be right. doesn't bother me. I was calling for that kind of stint for Harvey, but he might've worked through it v. CWS
Astro Boy
2:02
Do we see both Bregman and Reed come up in June? Who do you like better long-term?
Paul Sporer
2:03
I have no idea on call-ups. And honestly, it's because the teams don't know either. I know you're looking for my best guess, but I have to be straight when I tell you it's useless. That said, I'll still offer it up since you were nice enough to drop by & ask! I see Reed this month and Bregman in July if 3B continues to be a hole, but only if they're still contending
Tony
2:03
Michael Fulmer sure looks amazing these days. You a big fan?
Paul Sporer
2:05
I was a fan from the jump, but he struggled and I honestly thought his days were numbered with Greene headed back (though let's be honest, Greene should replace Pelfrey or Sanchez - at least Sanchy just went to the pen), but Greene isn't ready and Fulmer has beasted and now given himself a legit leash.
Maybe Minnesota should've given Berrios longer. Maybe these guys just need 4-5 starts to get going. This just in: MLB is hard af!
WAWAR
2:05
Joe Musgrove... when do we see him and how does he compare to McCullers and McHugh?
Paul Sporer
2:06
I really like him and I think he's a prospect who could outplay his prospect status. His stuff isn't like McCullers', but it's better than McHugh's and he has fantastic command. I'd stash in deep leagues (AL-only... or at least like 20 teams for mixers)
Make FanGraphs Great Again
2:06
What is your thoughts on Marco Estrada and Tanner Roark ROS? I feel like these dudes consistently get ZERO Respek.
Paul Sporer
2:07
You're right and I'm part of it w/Estrada. I didn't see him being more than a mid-3.00s guy this year. He's great at inducing poor contact and he's doing it even better than he did last year which is amazing. Both are solid arms. I was excited about Roark going back to the rotation after reading up on him this winter, so I'm not as shocked by him
Jacko
2:07
Estrada at Bos or Rodon at Det this weekend?
Paul Sporer
2:07
Don't love either, but you gotta go Estrada between those two. He's pitching SO well that he may even be able to handle the juggernaut
PR
2:07
pls help me and rate these mediocre pitching options: Sabathia, Anibal, Peavy, Chris Young. thx!
Paul Sporer
2:08
Sabathia, Christian Bethancourt, Peavy, a chair, an empty spot that automatically draws a 5.00 ERA every fifth day, Sanchez, my dog Charlotte, Chris Young
AL Pitching Coach
2:08
Are Joe Musgrove and Daniel Mengden the best 2 American League starters next to make their MLB debuts?
Paul Sporer
2:08
I can see that
Russell Archer
2:08
Need K's (leading in WHIP and ERA), Who should I target pitching wise If I'm open to flipping G. Cole and Fulmer?
Paul Sporer
2:09
I'd just hold them. Cole still has tons of K potential and Fulmer has been tapping into his lately. If you're deadset on trading, sort by K leaders and go
Saves Vulture
2:10
Top 3 next in line save candidates for both leagues?
Paul Sporer
2:11
So six guys? Relax on that one. That's a pretty aggressive ask. Giles, Kelley, and Oh
Clint
2:11
Shoemaker a must add at this point, where do you land on Robbie Ray?
Paul Sporer
2:11
How many teams?
Please include your league context with these questions or I really can't give you good answers. Shoemaker is a must-add in AL-only (probably on a team), but still fringe in most mixers. Not sure I even add him in 10-team
Gomer
2:12
Is Yan Gomes a good buy low candidate? I'm in need of a starting catcher but his 2016 numbers are awfully uninspiring.
Paul Sporer
2:13
Ya I mean, he's OK bc he's been SO bad and unless he's hurt, he has to improve. C has been god-awful this year. Could also buy Norris who is similarly so low that he almost can't go anywhere but back up
Billy Beane
2:13
Has Sean Manaea shown you anything over the past few starts that makes you trust him ROS?
Paul Sporer
2:13
I
2:15
I've been huge on Manaea this year so I'm glad to see him settling in. Could've easily been sent out after at BOS start but I'm glad they resisted. Nothing MAJOR over the last four except that he's pitching more as opposed to just throwing and hoping to dominate. Generic, but also true
I Love Twinkies
2:15
Is Trevor May still the likely closer in Minny when Jepsen invariably implodes again? When is Perkins likely to return?
Paul Sporer
2:16
It's May rn, but Perk will prob get the gig back when he returns (which still feels at least a couple weeks out)
msp
2:16
Would you trade Goldy and Lucas GIoliti for Trout in annual redraft? I have a weak OF but very limited 1b replacements as well. Thoughts?
Paul Sporer
2:17
Yeah, that's easy in a redraft. Probably even in a dynasty, tbh
Russell Archer
2:17
Grandal or should I swap him for Gattis when Gattis gains C eligibility?
Paul Sporer
2:17
I'm a Grandal honk and not much for Gattis, but I gotta go Gatty
Tony
2:17
Talk to me about Tropeano. I'm half terrified and half loving having him on my team. What should I expect going forward?
Paul Sporer
2:18
The travails of using young pitchers. The 3.25/1.55 ERA/WHIP combo doesn't match and it's the WHIP is realer of the two unfortunately.
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