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Paul Sporer
11:33
Both allow too many damn HRs to be all that successful right now
Benny
11:33
This is the second straight year that Jesse Winker has had wrist problems. He's pretty risky at this point, no?
Paul Sporer
11:34
Yeah, especially since he was already risky just by virtue of being a prospect. Wrist problems sap power and he didn't have a lot to give
Just add The Weeknd to every song at this point. He's awesome.
Eric
11:35
Is this the level of production we should expect from Jake Lamb moving forward?
Paul Sporer
11:36
No, he's 267 pts ahead of last year's OPS. He's a power beast for sure, but I'd plan for some regression and if he somehow keeps it up, then you get a nice surprise
I'd be careful to expect any big surprises to fully maintain their 1H performance.
Timmy
11:37
Dang you're tall! Did you play basketball!?!?
Paul Sporer
11:37
LOL
"Nope, horse racing was shit, though!"
Avi
11:37
After Giolito's struggle in his last 2 starts (both minors and majors), will he remain in the minors until rosters expand or is Joe Ross that far away from returning?
Paul Sporer
11:39
I don't think those starts impact it that much. I think they are going to be cautious with him no matter what
Rick
11:39
Steamer has Brandon Crawford and Brad Miller at the same level of production ROS, is it worth "losing" a trade to get Crawford?
Paul Sporer
11:40
Losing how?
Bart
11:40
Would you take a chance and keep Harvey for next season? I can keep 5 players and my other keepers are Carrasco, Harper, Cespedes and/or Freeman.
Paul Sporer
11:40
No, I don't think so. The return rates from thoracic aren't encouraging at all. I'm on the wait and see train w/Harvey now
Jsd
11:40
Building off the don't keep pitchers, how far above a position player would you keep the pitcher? For instance, overall, 30th ranked pitcher over the 50th ranked position player? I tend to not keep a SP unless they are super cheap and reliable ($1 top 30) or amazing stud ($10 Scherzer).
Paul Sporer
11:41
Ya I think you've pretty much got it. They need to be appreciably better or super cheap. It's not that I'll NEVER keep a pitcher, but I'm exhausting all of my hitter avenues first for sure
Billieie
11:41
Andrew Miller to TEX trade rumors from a few hours have been shot down all over the place. If Miller does get moved though, no way they wouldn't also move Chapman, right?
Paul Sporer
11:41
I wouldn't say no way
11:42
If they come out of the break 0-5, they're selling off
Curious
11:42
Any chance Yoan Moncada makes it up this year?
Paul Sporer
11:43
Not without injuries. He's a beast, but he's been in AA for 2 minutes and where would he play? I'm not sure they'd push him to the OF for an MLB debut
A-Aron
11:43
Hey Paul - are you activating Darvish for his weekend start against the Cubs? Or is this more of a see how he does and wait until next week.
Paul Sporer
11:44
I think I'm starting Darvish, even v. CHC
John C.
11:44
Paul who do you like better as a 5th outfielder type? Granderson or Kim? Granderson's numbers in the recent RF Contact Report were brutal.
Paul Sporer
11:44
Curtis Granderson is the single best player and human to ever grace this fine Earth of ours
11:45
Kidding aside, I'd make it a needs-based thing. If I need power, Curtis; if I need AVG, Kim
Ricky
11:45
I just traded Sonny Gray for Archer in a ten team points league. How do you see their second half going?
Paul Sporer
11:46
That's a classic challenge trade. I prefer the Archer side.
Eric
11:46
Randal Grichuk: just a solid little run after his call-up or is there something in there to make us believe he's taking a step forward?
Paul Sporer
11:47
He went down and smoked AAA, too. Thing is, he wasn't as bad as the work before his demotion. Think they just wanted him to clear his head
Jeff
11:47
in a 10 team mixed league, needing power and average ROS, who has a better shot Naquin or Kepler? Both are intriguing, just hoping Naquin loses playing time to Brantley when he comes back
Paul Sporer
11:47
I don't trust Naquin's newfound power, so I go Kep
Billieie
11:47
Think Peraza has over 15 steals in the second half? Bruce should be moved... Plus BP has a busted hand and is playing through pain instead of surgery.
Paul Sporer
11:48
Ya I can dig that for sure
Tom Veryzer
11:48
If Madsen is dealt, is Dull or Axford the closer
Paul Sporer
11:48
I think Dull gets the look
greg
11:48
So if the home team supplies the bat boy for the visitor, do they just stash 29 different sets of tiny away team uniforms?
Paul Sporer
11:48
Oh wow, that's a hilarious and interesting question. I really don't know
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