rad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8-15-2017
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Brad Johnson
4:09
I'll take actualized talent every time I can get it.
Rockies
4:09
Is the NL wild card Rockies @ Dbacks, Dbacks @ Rockies or something else?
Brad Johnson
4:10
Seems like it. But the Cardinals have been creeping back into relevance and the Brewers still have a strong roster too
That race is far from over
It's not half as interesting as the AL race though
Ryan Arthur
4:10
Michael Taylor or Zimmer at CF? Think Hoskins hits enough to be a regular LF in a 12 teamer?
Brad Johnson
4:11
Hoskins hits enough to be a top 10 round draft pick next year.
That's my bold bet of the day
Zimmer is so much better than Taylor, although the slump isn't ideal...
JoeB
4:11
Thoughts on Willie Calhoun. Will he be up in September? What do you see as his ceiling next year in terms of avg and Hr?
Brad Johnson
4:12
Need to see him playing in the majors, seems like a legit bat. He'll probably be up in September, but I still can't find a way to play him regularly
Goober
4:12
Dynasty format:  Judge or Bellinger career?
Brad Johnson
4:12
I'm all for Judge
He has Stanton power. Bellinger's power is more comparable to a guy like Dozier
4:13
He CAN hit a bunch of HR, but there will be years when he doesn't
A healthy Judge is going to mash mash mash
Bleh
4:13
Am I crazy for continuing to start Jose Peraza?  I feel like there's some stolen bases waiting to happen but they just aren't
Brad Johnson
4:13
That horse looks pretty dead to me
Losing playing time too
Alex
4:13
14 team 2 C league.  Just lost McCann, any suggestions on who may be available that can be useful?
Brad Johnson
4:14
Alex Avila, Robinson Chirinos, and Miguel Montero recently gained fairly full time jobs
Might see one of Flowers or Suzuki on the wire
Austin Barnes is having a top 15 season despite being a backup
James McCann rocks LHP, Rupp is a lesser version
I think that about covers it
karl cheez
4:15
Would you trade Machado for Bellinger in a keep forever points league?
Brad Johnson
4:15
I think I prefer Machado. It's close.
I don't think you're really "wrong" with either of them
Colin
4:15
Is Avisail Garcia part of the White Sox rebuild? Think he can breakout like Ozuna?
Brad Johnson
4:16
Ugh, I've been a Garcia pessimist for half a decade now. I think his skill set is far too limited to be a starting OFer. He's like a better Yasmany Tomas.
And the better part only applies to 2017
Matt
4:16
ottoneu FG Points...was sitting good on pitching at the start of the year, now it doesn't seem like I'll hit 1500 IP (on pace 1425) thanks to injuries, I have 6 SPs and only a couple (C-Mart and Scherzer) that I trust on a regular basis (Folty, E-Rod, Odorizzi and Davies are the others).  Got a bunch of relief pitching though.  Anyone you recommend to go after?  Worth looking at someone like Banda, Bettis or Montero?
Brad Johnson
4:17
Trevor Williams is a guy I've been hyping recently. Make sure you hit your cap. Even if you're only getting 3 pts/IP, it's well worth covering those last 75 innings
Wilson Betemit
4:17
Standard 5x5 roto, not keepers or anything. I just traded Anthony Rendon, Alex Wood, and Ken Giles for Manny Machado. Fair deal?
Brad Johnson
4:17
You done screwed up
Rendon was the best player in that swap
4:18
Machado is capable of making you look smart though
He's the more talented player, but he's having a weird season and his supporting cast isn't nearly as potent
Although, I say that knowing the O's have the top offense over the last month
Tim Beckham going wild...
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