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2:39
Paul! This awful 3 start run by Nola has me panicking a bit. I know it was unreasonable to expect him to keep up his gaudy pace from the first two months of the season but what can we expect ROS and does he need to be on my bench in a 16 team league until he posts another good start?
Paul Sporer
2:40
Unless there is something injury-wise, it's probably just a bad run. He was SO good earlier. I think we're freaking out more bc it's 3 in a row. Sit tight for now. I'm not sure you can bench him in 16
Linus
2:40
Can Kyle Hendricks keep this up, even without an arsenal of wipeout stuff?
Paul Sporer
2:42
Ya he's been beasting from jump street in MLB. I wouldn't peg him as sub-3.00 full season, but 3.20ish with great WHIP and solid component numbers. I'm buying in more and more on him.
Ben
2:42
I've been holding Dee Gordon for a while in my H2H after someone else dropped him. I already have Odor at 2B so would be looking to trade Gordon once he's back in a month. What type of bat/arm should Gordon return in a 10-team H2H league?
Paul Sporer
2:43
Whatever you can get that will help your team. These questions are really tough to answer with any specificity because player valuations vary so much from owner to owner and league to league. Just see if you can improve your team
JUp
2:43
Eno said I'm about to have my "Big Month". What say you?
Paul Sporer
2:44
I've been behind you all season and you remember what Eno says? jeez.
Plus you've already had a big month (.850ish in L30 days)
2:45
The strikeouts were brutal, but everything else was on track for J Up. He was smacking the ball when he did make contact, running a little, etc... It's coming together. Top-25 OF rest of season with a chance at top-15
Paul
2:45
What are your thoughts on Aledmys Diaz RoS? Since he's cooled down is he droppable in a 12 team H2H or should I look to trade him as he's SS elibigible in Yahoo?
Paul Sporer
2:45
You should always look to trade someone before dropping them if you think you can get something useful. I thought he was holding up more but when we checked in on him on the pod, he's been pretty bland since April. So if nothing turns up on the trade market, I'm ok cutting
Argo
2:45
Do you see Michael Saunders as a true breakout player? His BABIP is in the .370s. I'm afraid to drop him but could use a little more speed, which he seems to no longer provide.
Paul Sporer
2:47
Jason & I loved him last year and then he ran over a sprinkler or some shit. The talent is there. The health is not. A .375 is high for sure, but you gotta look into what's with it: 23% line drives and 38% hard contact (both career highs)
For a friend
2:47
Who closes in Cincinnati ROS?
Paul Sporer
2:47
Norm Charlton
Josh
2:47
I've got Sano and Reddick returning from the DL soon and have to drop 2 of the following in my 12 team redraft: Reddick, L Martin, Heyward, Valencia, Saunders. Which two get the heave ho?
Paul Sporer
2:50
Heyward for one and the other is really tough. I've long been a Valencia skeptic, but he's RAKING. I honestly wouldn't outright cut any of the others. Gotta hit the trade market first and see if you can 2-for-1. I know 2-for-1 is the advice a lot in these situations, but it's easier in June when injuries have started to take hold
Josh
2:50
Jose Ramirez or Brad Miller as a flex bench bat?
Paul Sporer
2:50
Ramirez
Nolan
2:50
I own Thor. Should I seriously look for return on an elbow that is about to blow?
Paul Sporer
2:50
You'd be selling low right now. Worst time to sell. Just sit tight. If it pops, it pops
Mike
2:50
Drop Kyle Hendricks for Moya in 10-team if your pacing ahead of your GS limit?
Paul Sporer
2:50
No
Moya not 10-team worthy yet
Tim
2:51
Would you deal Wainwright to get J. Upton in a 14 team redraft?
Paul Sporer
2:51
Ya that's a fair deal. both back on track
Paul
2:51
Tough question I know, but who's a good SP target for Ryan Braun in a 12 team H2H league?
Paul Sporer
2:52
Not tough, impossible. Goes back to what I said earlier about the differences in trade markets from league to league. Everyone values players differently. You have to figure out what YOU deem a fair return.
I'm more than willing to help with trade questions, but both sides of the trade have to be in the question. I'm not going to guess what you can get for players. That's an impossible task. I just want to save y'all time on asking those ones
Eno! Helloooooo
2:52
How do you feel about dealing Lucroy for a solid SP and rolling with a guy like Grandal or d'Arnaud?
Paul Sporer
2:53
If you need the pitching, it's OK since the shittiness of C means not many teams are really getting big production there. Conversely, you do have a nice advantage on the field w/LuCroy so he might be worth just holding
2:54
I didn't mean to waffle there. I'm 100% cool trading him if pitching is your need. But I wouldn't trade him just to trade him
Jaxson
2:54
I'm stuck picking between Archer and McCullers each week. Any advice since it seems that it doesn't matter the matchup, both seem capable of blowing up against any team?
Paul Sporer
2:54
Yeah they're close on the upside-to-blowup potential scale. I'd just play the matchup w/em. Tiebreakers go to Archer for me because he has the better track record
Shawn
2:54
Weekly check-in on J-Hey and HanRam. Time to move on in shallow re-drafts and just ride guys on hot streaks?
Paul Sporer
2:55
I'm OK moving on from either in shallow leagues, but I'm trying to hang onto Hanley if possible whereas I'm fine cutting Heyward in just about any sitch
RRBR
2:55
Is Bud Norris relevant again?
Paul Sporer
2:55
Bud, I told you to stay out of my chats
2:57
Joking aside, I know he's got the four good starts, but they don't outweigh his history and I'm not sure there are any drastic changes impacting the run
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