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A. Reitz
2:37
E. Sarris compared B. Buxton to C. Maybin...Are we really doing that already?
Paul Sporer
2:38
It's not bad to entertain the ideas, right? Neither of us have buried Buxton. We've discussed this on the pod and talked about the Maybin stuff. It's a lot better than the other guys who showed in Eno's study of worst top prospect starts to their MLB career like Brandon Wood. We have to be open to the idea that he won't be a star even w/this limited sample
2:39
If we JUST say SSS and bury our heads, we're being naive. We can still see in the SSS that he kinda sucks. Doesn't mean he won't improve, but Buxton needs to start showing something to keep getting the benefit of the doubt
N.W.enO
2:39
You okay with Locke vs. Oakland tmw? He pitched well his last two times out.
Paul Sporer
2:39
I'd pass, personally
Lyre on Fire
2:39
What are the odds Correa finishes as a top 3 SS (not counting Manny)?
Paul Sporer
2:40
38.2%
By ESPN's Player Rater, he's actually ahead of Corey Seager
Eric
2:40
Bour or Pujols ROS?
Paul Sporer
2:40
Bour
Guest
2:40
True or false: Melvin Upton finishes the season as a higher ranked player than Justin Upton
Paul Sporer
2:41
False, but I buy Melly Mel as a league avg-to-slightly above asset (98-105 kinda OPS+ w/pop and speed)
N.W.enO
2:41
Sounds like Erasmus Ramirez could be headed to the Dodgers. How much better would he be as an SP in the NL west?
Paul Sporer
2:41
Not sure he starts now that they got Bud Norris, but I still like Erasmo for sure. He can be a solid mid-3.00s arm
Jackie T.
2:41
Welington Castillo or Grandal/d'Arnaud/Norris ROS in an OBP/SLG/NSB H2H league?
Paul Sporer
2:42
Wait so keep Beef or get one of those others? I'll stick w/Beef
Coach McGuirk
2:42
Solid advice on Cruz, thanks. Will look around a bit.
Paul Sporer
2:42
Good luck!
ctw
2:44
so I'm 3rd in a 10 team keeper that I've won the last two years. The guy in first traded for Kershaw a few weeks ago and has been pulling away. Should I be looking to grab a few more picks and prospects in trades and try to drop down the standings a bit (would get an extra keeper slot, better draft position) or is it too early? Would you just play it out and see what happens?
Paul Sporer
2:45
Wait, so 1st place loses their best player and you want to fall back? Why not re-double your efforts to take advantage of Kershaw's missed time?
Jackie T.
2:45
AJ Reed or Kendry's Morales in an OBP/SLG H2H league where we keep four? (meaning Reed would have to be pretty good to be kept)
Paul Sporer
2:45
K Mo finally pulled outta his slump, I'll go him
Minty
2:45
10 team deep keeper. Another owner is packing it on this year and a nonkeepable Stanton is available. I can definitely win it, so how strong would you go in an offer?
Paul Sporer
2:46
If a big power source is chief among your needs, make a competitive offer. You shouldn't have to pay April prices, but don't insult, either, bc we all know Stanton can have a huge summer
Rated Rookie
2:46
Giolito surely gets at least one more start for the Nationals, right? How much leash does Gio Gonzalez have left?
Paul Sporer
2:47
Yes, at least one more. Not really sure what to make of Gio. His season is a tale of two halves. First 8 - 1.86 ERA, Last 7 - 8.44 ... it's so nightmarish that is me curious about injury. So maybe we see a DL stint for him. If healthy, I think he gets a pretty big leash
Jackie T.
2:48
Can Thor win the CY Young now that Kershaw is down? I put $20 on him at 20/1 odds before the season, meaning I win $400 if Thor wins the Cy.
Paul Sporer
2:48
He's gotta stay healthy himself, but ya he has the talent
2:49
Plus voter fatigue (which is just a nice way of saying they're stupid, bc if you think about it, we're just saying they're tired of voting for the best guy even though he's deserving) could elevate Thor if he stays healthy
But Kershaw is the NL and MLB's best SP
B. Lawrie Mouthpiece
2:51
Just traded VV for Buxton in a 20 team Dynasty League. ONLY, because of VV's injury history. Should I have tried for more?
Paul Sporer
2:51
Yeah, you should've, but it's not awful. As I said earlier, Buxton still has time. But we have to be aware of the fact that the star has dimmed. Small sample doesn't mean it doesn't count or can't give us any ideas of the player he is and so far it's been very poor.
Linus
2:51
Justin Bour a 10-team bat for leagues with daily transactions?
Paul Sporer
2:53
Ya, I'd say so. Espec if you're willing to be diligent enough to start him v. RHP only and have a platoon for those days they're facing LHP
Jobu
2:53
Trying to trade for Lindor in 12tm roto dynasty. Owner is willing to move him. Where do you rank him in that format, and what SHOULD it take to get him in a fair deal? Thanks.
Paul Sporer
2:54
Near the top of the heap. He's incredible. I think you gotta come STRONG. If you're going for it this year, it might be cost-prohibitive to get him. But if you're eyeing '17, then start with your best non-keepable assets and then add in a couple keepable pieces
A. Reitz
2:54
I just imagined someone on this chat, seeing "Love the late night streams" and being absolutely dumb founded by what that means not knowing you play video games.
Paul Sporer
2:54
LOOOOL. Good call. For those unaware, I stream MLB The Show late-night son Twitch.tv/psporer24
Hello
2:54
I traded Lewis Brinson for Yordano Ventura. Yay me?
Paul Sporer
2:55
Wellll it's not a total nay you, is that OK? I like Brinson a good bit, but Ventura still shows those flashes that make him very appealing, so it's a fair deal, but I'd prefer LB
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