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Cire52
11:19
Hey, Paul! What's your outlook on the type of second half Justin Upton could have? Also, how confident are you that McCutchen will be able to raise his average and OBP? Thanks a lot.
Paul Sporer
11:20
Sup Cire. I think J Up will be better than 1H, but not quite the J Up we're used to. He's just fanning too much. I think Cutch puts up => .800 OPS rest of the way. Not THAT crazy from his .745, but definitely better
Rick
11:20
Molina, Cervelli, or Castro ROS?
Paul Sporer
11:21
Man C sucks this year! Cervelli.
Eric
11:21
Do you anticipate trades when adding deep bench flyers this time of year? If so, who are some names you're adding?
Paul Sporer
11:21
I don't. I used to, but I've found it too fruitless. We just don't have as firm a hold on the possible trade market as we'd like to believe. You can speculate on some guys from the weaker times likely to be active (Oakland, Atlanta), but I wouldn't get crazy
11:22
Still fire af.
The Cincinnati Kid
11:22
Paul can you answer beer questions too with waves and waves of hair for the babes?
Paul Sporer
11:22
It's probably hard to acquire bc it's so awesome and rare, but I'd try to get my hands on some of those Smirnoff Ices
Rick from NC
11:22
Fulmer a top 20 Dynasty SP?
Paul Sporer
11:22
That's lofty
berezin
11:22
Impressive stats for Vince Velasquez. What to expect during the second half ?
Paul Sporer
11:22
An innings cap
John Stamos
11:23
Currently own both Rosenthal (also have Oh) and Ottavino in a 14 team dynasty (Saves category). Should I drop Rosenthal or is he still a hold?
Paul Sporer
11:23
I don't think Oh relinquishes the role. You can cut Rosy
Timmy
11:23
Paul, why is it ok for people to come up to guys like us and say, "wow, you're tall! How tall are you!?" I don't walk up to fat people and point out how obese they are or ask short people if they're jockeys.
Paul Sporer
11:24
I used to do a bit on that in my stand up days
That is one thing that if I truly got a nickel for each time, I'd have a good bit of money
JT
11:24
Will Kevin Newman's total package make him a ML regular? The hit tool looks good so far.
Paul Sporer
11:24
I'm not familiar with him, sorry.
11:25
Ah, Pittsburgh 1st rounder who just got up to AA. I have some AA knowledge, but my bandwidth usually stops around AAA
Simmy
11:25
Rank by saves ROS: buchter, cabrera (braves), ottavino. And it's fine if u think all get zero..
Paul Sporer
11:26
I like em in your order, but I think Buchter is significantly ahead right now bc he has a line to the job in SD w/Rodney gone
Steve
11:27
How much do you hate it when people ask the same question repeatedly in these chats? I'm trying to gauge when it's appropriate for me to submit another Porcello question.
Paul Sporer
11:27
I genuinely hate it
The Cincinnati Kid
11:27
What closers are at risk of LOSING saves at the trade deadline? Allen? Besides Buchter and Dull, who do you have at the top chasing saves?
Paul Sporer
11:28
Rondon in Chicago and Dyson in Texas. Neither has been bad, but their teams are both sniffing around that NYY bullpen
another bad dynasty manager
11:28
Hi Paul: what do you think about stashing Chad Green for dynasty leagues? Great whiff rates with his four and two seamers and there's no way he'll have a HR/FB rate this bad in the future. Plus, I'm guessing Rothschild tries to get him to throw a splitter as he did with Eovaldi. Thanks!
Paul Sporer
11:29
Not a bad super-cheap stash at all for the reasons you outline. Love a guy who can get the whiffs. It's a good foundation even when everything else needs work
einstein2u
11:29
Dylan bundy, do you see him start in the 2nd half?
Paul Sporer
11:30
I could see some starts, but I don't see him as full time SP
Sauce
11:31
Will Trumbo collapse or keep it going in 2nd half?
Paul Sporer
11:32
I've moved away from the collapse side. I think 50 HRs is very much in play even if the AVG doesn't hold at .288.
We discussed Trumbo yesterday on the pod if you're interested in more. Eno covered some of his changes
Bork
11:32
Because of the Canadian anthem drama the Jays should get a free pass to the World Series and a 3-0 series lead.
Paul Sporer
11:32
Seems legit.
Ryan
11:32
Danny Espinosa, Jose Ramirez, or Anthony Rendon as a replacement for Carpenter at 2B?
Paul Sporer
11:33
I'm still going Rendon. I see a big run at some pt in the 2H from him
Minnesota Mark
11:33
Thoughts on Duffey and Gibson for the second half?
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