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Travis Sawchik
12:57
I think he broke out in the first half last year ... and then injured his shoulder. He'll be good again with health
Heading for the Hills
12:57
Would you rather have a $15/Moore or a $1 Gsellman in a 5x5 NL roto league?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
$1 Gsellman
Ben
12:58
What hitter hanging on as a very good player, like Beltre, Beltran, Holliday, Yadier, Braun, Bautista, etc., suffers a large drop in production this year? Or, moving beyond steroid era and into better healthcare/lifestyle knowledge, do we see only slow declines outside of big injury?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
Good question. We don't know a ton about how the 21st-century athlete is going to age. Our aging models might become somewhat meaningless
Marky Mark
12:59
Will Steve Pearce + Kendrys Morales supply the power and hits that the Jays lost in EE this year?
Travis Sawchik
12:59
I think Morales is going to have a nice year in Toronto. They'll come close
Matt
12:59
Harper or Machado?
Travis Sawchik
12:59
Both
JKD
1:00
Not only am I taking "field" over NYY for Harper, but I'll take whatever odds you're offering on LAD - think it's much likelier.
Travis Sawchik
1:00
I'd take the Field, too. But I still see Harper in NYY
Pomeranz
1:00
best pitcher in bucs staff this year will be_______?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
Gerrit Cole
1:01
Cole was really, really good in 2015. He had an offseason injury and three DL trips last season. As with so many players, it's all about health
dave in slc
1:04
al only keeper league do you pony up the $ for jose Abreu or wait for the next guys avail Pujols, Carter, Bird, Vargas. Pretty thin pool this year. Abreu may not go as high as past though, it does seem he is not getting as much hype
Travis Sawchik
1:05
I like Bird.. But we know Abreu is going to get his at-bats and he does seem to be a bit undervalued
Big Joey
1:05
Is Andrew Benintedi worth a 7th round pick in a keeper league? (7x7 extra categories are OBP, SLG, L and HLD)
Travis Sawchik
1:06
yeah, he's going to hit for forever
Reginald Denton III
1:07
Who has the better season: Gausman, Bundy, or Paxton?
Travis Sawchik
1:07
Paxton
But I want to believe in Bundy. He looked really good when I saw him last week. Cutter was in play
Coach K
1:07
Is Strasburg throwing out of a stretch 100%, and reducing his % of sliders something that will ultimately be of benefit or will the hitters catch on quickly?
Travis Sawchik
1:07
Stretch has helped some pitchers like Carlos Carrasco. It's worth exploring
Big Joey
1:07
Moral Question: Should I feel bad about taking advantage of a new owner in my long standing keeper league (been around for 12 years). I made an offer that already benefitted me but he responded and actually offered me more (picks for the upcoming draft). The reason he offered more is because he clearly didn't understand what my original offer was.
Travis Sawchik
1:08
You should feel a little bad
CamdenWarehouse
1:08
There is a lot of love for Paxton at FG, which I get to a point, but doesn't he need to show that he can pitch close to a full season before we go too crazy?
Travis Sawchik
1:08
Wouldn't hurt. But so does a Bundy .... All pitchers are health risks
Robin
1:09
What players do you think have been over-hyped this offseason? Really beginning to feel Haniger will be a disappointment to tons of M's fans even if he does reach his projections
Travis Sawchik
1:09
Gary Sanchez?
jerb
1:10
who makes more money in two winters? Harper or Machado?
Travis Sawchik
1:10
Harper ... but I don't have a ton of confidence in that response. Still, we've seen Harper's upside and that's the best player in the NL
Heading for the Hills
1:11
Would the WBC played during the All-Star break be a good time for it?
Travis Sawchik
1:11
I think so
Trainman
1:12
Tim Tebow.. just because.
Travis Sawchik
1:13
Sam
1:13
I'm not too knowledgebale on Minor league wage structures other than they get paid very little. Is this an area where if a team paid them more, it could be some sort of market inefficicncy that the rich teams should take advantage of? How much of a lack of money committed is due to owners not wanting to anger other owners?
Travis Sawchik
1:14
I don't think the dollars being debated over are significant enough to create a competitive advantage for larger market clubs
Guest
1:14
You just posted in the middle of the chat. How many of you are there?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
Two...if including Carson
dwest
1:16
Will either Harper or Machado clear the 325 million$ mark?
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