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N.W.enO
2:15
Yo...P-Spore. What it is, dawg? You good with Yelich for Quintana?
Paul Sporer
2:16
I prefer Yelly, but it's a fair deal if needs align
Billy
2:16
Traded Dee Gordon for Zack Greinke. Who won? (10-team H2H league, standard cats)
Paul Sporer
2:17
Solid move. I don't think there's a clear winner. Keep in mind, if you're helping your team, it doesn't matter who *wins* the trade
PS
2:18
Worthwhile to deal DJ Lemahieu in a 16 team if I'm able to slot in Trea Turner? I could use 1B or OF help-- what return should I shoot for?
Paul Sporer
2:18
Ya he's been a pretty empty batting average. You should shoot for something to help your team. It's really an impossible question to answer as is because there are so many variables, especially at this point in the season.
2:19
If you're looking to deal someone, I can't tell you what you should get. Your league's market will determine that. If you want to include a name you're shooting for, I can help that way and give you an idea if it's OK, but even that isn't surefire. Focus on your needs and see where you can improve by dealing someone.
fresh basil
2:19
Assuming Zunino gets 150 more ABs, I should expect about 30 HRs right?
Paul Sporer
2:19
LOL
N.W.enO
2:20
Dude...the struggle is fo' real. You comfortable starting Shields against Rock City today?
Paul Sporer
2:21
He has settled in a bit: 2.43 ERA in his last five starts, though a meager 15/11 K:BB in the 33.3 IP. He just couldn't be as bad as we were seeing unless he was hurt, so while I'm not exactly interested in him, I'm not TOO surprised that he got on track a bit. He can be a 4.30ish ERA the rest of the way which will include some good starts
Michael
2:21
12 team keeper league: currently, have my utility spot split between carlos santana and marcell ozuna. have an opporunity to grab votto in exchange for a 5th round draft slot next year. is he enough of an upgrade over the other 2 to justify giving up this pick?
Paul Sporer
2:22
As much as I love Votto, no. Ozuna has been awesome and Santana's been really good, too. I think you're piecing it together nicely
Minty
2:22
If the Rangers don't trade Gallo does he stay down until rosters expand? What if traded?
Paul Sporer
2:25
I think he gets moved. They're going to be very active at the deadline (IMO). The Prince news adds a wrinkle for Gallo, but they want to give Profar full-time PAs. Btw, pardon the backpat (you know I take my heat when I get one spectacularly wrong), but I mentioned in a chat a while back that his K% improvement was suspect over such a short sample. He's at 30% on the season now.
Deez
2:26
Need league management advice: Our 10 tm AL only currently has a no limit on keepers ($3 increase out of $260 draft budget) and everyone votes for one player to move off each team. Last 5 years, same people at top and at bottom, what competitive balance measures should we put in place?
Paul Sporer
2:26
Increase the escalator or place limits on the number of keepers. Seems the best teams are probably just continually stockpiling the most talent and consistently winning
Harry Caray's Ghost
2:26
Sanchez is going to get shut down soon, and who knows when Upton is going to start hitting again. If I package them together and ship them to a non-contender in my keep-forever league, what range of SP should I be able to land? Not Arrieta or Scherzer certainly....but the next tier down from that, maybe someone like Carassco/Cueto/Lester?
Paul Sporer
2:27
I'd be OK actually shooting for that highest end, but ya I think the next tier should get done if they balk at a top 7 guy
fresh basil
2:27
Traded 2years of Dozier for 5 years Bregman. Win?
Paul Sporer
2:28
Not a bad gamble, but definitely a gamble for what I hope are obvious reasons
fresh basil
2:28
Should I stash Rosenthal off waivers in a 14 team keeper?
Paul Sporer
2:28
Ehh, I guess
Jimmy
2:28
Recently traded my Bogaerts, Osuna, and Saunders for Scherzer and Russell in 12 team standard h2h. Felt my offense was still in great shape without X when I have guys like Donaldson, Betts, Votto in the mix and I desperately needed pitching help after getting buried in every category recently. Thoughts?
Paul Sporer
2:28
I can get behind that for sure. You went and got your ace. If you're buried, you'll probably need more in addition to Max, but he's a great start to fixing the pitching
Maxamuz
2:29
Gonna be hard to trade Puig now with that messed up Hammy
Paul Sporer
2:29
yeah, I actually JUST saw that. But TB isn't focused on '16
Not your buddy, Guyer
2:34
TRADE: My VMart and Shoemaker for his Marte in a 6x6 OBP & SLG league where Im crushing power #s but trotting out a combo of Kepler, Puig & Naquin in the OF everyday. Need speed, start 4 OF w/ 2 UTIL. I know I'm overpaying but by too much?
Paul Sporer
2:34
Ya on paper you lose this, but this is why I said the thing about focusing on needs. I'm actually OK with it in the context of your league and needs. You need a rabbit and Marte has 33 SBs!
Rick
2:34
Which of these shortstops ROS; Jose Ramirez, Espinosa, Didi...or Wilmer?
Paul Sporer
2:35
I'll take Didi
Patrick in KC
2:35
what are you expecting from Skaggs upon his return next week?
Paul Sporer
2:36
Not much, tbh. I just don't get hyped on TJ returners in that first year back
I like Skaggs overall and I'll be interested in him next year. I think we could see some solid starts, but the hiccups will probably hurt more than the good stuff helps
Billy
2:36
Bryce Harper is killing my team.
Paul Sporer
2:41
Through this time last year, he had 7 more HR, 10 more RBIs , 12 more Rs, 10 fewer SBs and a vastly better AVG. I doubt that alone is killing your team, tbh
fresh basil
2:43
Imagine a world where Cutch is the worst hitting position player on your team.
Paul Sporer
2:43
Insane, right? Predicting this game is p hard!
Kevin
2:43
14-team Roto with net SBs. Which four would you keep from Mazara, Conforto, Joc, Naquin, Dahl, Duvall?
Paul Sporer
2:45
Duvall, Naq (gotta ride it out), Maz, and I'll say Dahl bc he could come up after the deadline so go with him until like Aug 7th or so to see what happens
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