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Paul Sporer
1:11
yeah I wouldn't rule that out. He's been really good w/TOR (somehow)
Arbytrage
1:11
Last month I traded Keuchel for Gausman. How bad was that, in hindsight?
Paul Sporer
1:12
Not that bad. Not like Keuchel has turned around
The Kid
1:12
Odorizzi - seems afraid to throw a strike. I know he's always had trouble getting deep into games, but figured he'd show more improvement this year, rather than regress. What do you expect going forward?
Paul Sporer
1:14
Ya I'm bummed by his seeming stagnation as I saw growth, too. Needs to be better earlier in counts
Julio Pepper
1:14
I'm baffled by the Rangers handling of Joey Gallo. He has an 1.100 OPS in AAA, has cut his k% in half, and is hitting home runs every other day, while Moreland, Rua, Hoying, and Fielder are seeing regular at-bats. What on earth are they waiting for?
Paul Sporer
1:16
Maybe it says something that the 173 PA might not be enough to find these changes entirely believable? Or maybe they don't want him to ruin the illusion of these changes so his trade value stays high? Also speaks to their depth of talent that he isn't immediately up and in the lineup as he'd be in many orgs
Reggie
1:16
Does Carrasco have his "stuff" back?
Paul Sporer
1:17
Yeah I'm not worried about him at all
KC
1:17
Time to move on from Hector Neris?
Paul Sporer
1:18
Ya, they might've run him into the ground a bit (I get it bc their pen sucks but still)
D
1:18
Zunino still worth a stash in AL only? Haven't heard much recently.
Paul Sporer
1:18
I think the lack of a call up says what they think about his flashy AAA numbers.
Eldridge Cleaver
1:19
Happy Willson Contreras day
Paul Sporer
1:19
Haha thanks
I don't have high expectations for Contreras, btw. I generally fade rookie Cs
Brad
1:19
What's wrong with Drew Smyly? Is he a buy low option?
Paul Sporer
1:19
Probably injury. It's ALWAYS injury!
D
1:19
Drop DeScalfani to pick up Duffy? Hard to wait this long but can't help think Duffy's the better option
Paul Sporer
1:19
Yes
Arbytrage
1:19
Kim or Grossman ROS?
Paul Sporer
1:20
Take a shot on Grossman. Better fantasy profile
D
1:20
Buchholz droppable in an AL only?
Paul Sporer
1:20
Ya
rustydude
1:20
I'm leery of holding onto long term prospects in my AL only league. For example, I drafted Trout in 2010, flipped him later that yr as I challenged for a championship, and then luckily traded back for him right before 2012 as I had a glut of closers. Luck, I know. I realize Benintendi is no Trout, but in an OBP league is he worth a flier even if he doesn't play til 2017?
Paul Sporer
1:20
Ya I'd invest. He's a high profile guy and could be up this year, even if it's for another org as a major trade chip for BOS
Nathan
1:21
Is AJ Reed actually going to be good when(if?) he gets called up in the next couple of weeks? He hasn't been real impressive in AAA and it seems like they may just go with Singleton.
Paul Sporer
1:21
Maybe! Again, the team kinda tells us about these things. If he was this can't-miss superstud (or at least if they THOUGHT he was), he'd be up already. Doesn't mean he CAN'T be, but expecting it is foolhardy
Michael
1:22
Thoughts on Sonny Gray? In his last couple of starts since coming off the DL he has looked better but had one bad inning last night. Has he figured it out or does he still have a ways to go?
Paul Sporer
1:23
Ya really tough to have that blowup inning and ruin last night, but he's undoubtedly looked a lot better. 3 best velo games since returning, too
G
1:23
What do you expect out of Cody Reed when he gets the inevitable call-up to Cincy?
Paul Sporer
1:23
Inconsistency. Some good, probably more bad. He'll take time, but i like him long term
unky
1:23
Curious to see why you have Eo above Gausman. Gausman's gotten much better swstk on his splitter this year
Paul Sporer
1:25
Don't really have em far apart. Neither particularly useful in fantasy rn
Oliver
1:25
Buy low on Archer or avoid?
Paul Sporer
1:25
I've been avoiding for this yr
Aaron
1:26
David Ortiz has driven himself in more than his teammates have (16 HR, 30 R scored). How is this even possible for a guy running a .422 obp with 28 doubles? Is this an indictment on the production of 5-9 part or the order or could the Sox really benefit most from manipulating the order of the lineup?
Paul Sporer
1:26
Seems more like a fluke but could also be his lack of speed. Maybe he gets stuck on third when most score an inordinate # of times? really dont' know
Bourque
1:26
Bonjour Paul!
Paul Sporer
1:26
Yooo
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