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There really is no place like home if you play for the Rockies. Charlie Blackmon aka Chuck Nazty knows this better than anyone, and helped Colorado drop 12 runs on Arizona yesterday at Coors. Now slashing .563/.588/.938 on the early season, Blackmon admits his nickname hasn’t caught on quite like he hoped yet, but that’s because it’s a terrible nickname. I ain’t mad at cha, and if you keep having games like this we’ll call you whatever you want! Chuck Nazty was perfect yesterday, going 6-for-6, with 3 doubles, a 2-run home run, 4 runs and 5 RBI as the Rox managed 13 hits in their home opener. Now you know Carlos Gonzalez wasn’t about to get overshadowed on opening day, he’s the real Chuck Nazty, if anyone is. CarGo added 4 RBI and 2 hits, including a 2-run jack and free tacos for the entire state of Colorado! Every-body-gets-a-taco! Something tells me after Colorado’s new legislation, they’re going to be needing all the tacos they can get. Chuck Nazty, legalization, and free tacos? Get in the car, honey, we’re moving! By the way, I call my laptop “Honey.” Anyway, it’s probably not a stretch to say that Rockies fans are pretty high on Blackmon after today. Ha, that’s the title! Well, don’t light up your celebratory doobies just yet, Centennial Staters. Despite the huge day, Blackmon remains in a platoon in a crowded outfield featuring Corey Dickerson, who is also an exciting prospect, but perhaps Blackmon’s stellar play will force Walt Weiss to play him consistently. For now, C. Nazty could provide decent streaming value, especially when he’s a mile high. He managed a .309 average in 82 games in 2013 and after a strong spring he is a hot little potato right now and could be worth the speculative add while he’s hitting.

Here’s what else I saw in fantasy baseball Friday night:

Juan Nicasio – 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 4 hits, 1 ER, 6 K, W. Everyone was on at Coors yesterday, usually that excludes the starting pitcher but that wasn’t the case for Nicasio. Some of that Chuck Nazty flava must have rubbed off on him. I’ve been a fan for a while and I can’t remember a better start for Juan. His only blip was surrendering a fifth inning homer to Mark Trumbo, but that’s practically a given the way he’s destroying baseballs lately. I wouldn’t expect this from Nicasio every time out, but he’s definitely someone I’ll be watching closely, he’s taking on the White Sox next week.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2-run HR, 3 RBI. Milestone Miggy grabbed his 2,000th hit and of course it was a home run. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? What else would it be, I mean, come on! The Tigers tallied 17 hits on the Orioles in this one, Torii Hunter had 3 hits and a jack, Austin Jackson had 3 hits and he’s AJax, rookie Nick Castellanos was 2-for-3, and even Rajai Davis was hitting bombs! The ‘Roit cruises easily to 4-0.

Anibal Sanchez – 4.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 ER, 3 K. The Animal left this game after a rain delay which gave Drew Smyly (3.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 BB, 3 K, W) a chance to make up for the postponed game earlier this week. The Emoticon commented postgame on his performance saying, “Weird winking smiley face man with an @ symbol on his head and some letter coming at of his nose.” Time to switch to emojis, Drew!

Jordan Zimmermann – 5.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K. Not bad for a guy who spent the night sleeping next to the toilet. We all been there, Zimm. I spent two full years sleeping next to the toilet. But that was also prison, and I assume Jordan’s apartment is nicer. He only threw 81 pitches in this one, so I’m guessing that stomach bug was still lingering. He should be good to go next time out versus Miami.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 1 run. I like Anthony Rendon a lot. Don’t get me wrong. But why did Denard Span and Rendon hit first and second and Bryce Harper (1-for-4) and Ian Desmond (2-for-4) hit sixth and seventh? Aren’t they your best players? It doesn’t make any sense! Help me understand, Matt Williams. I want to understand. I mean, wait–where was I? Anthony Rendon, oh, um, you should pick him up.

Carlos Gomez – 4-for-5, 2 RBI. CarGo Lite spoiled the Red Sox ring ceremony and was hitting the ball wicked hahd at Fenway. He was probably jealous he didn’t get some of that super crazy bling. Damn those are nice. I wish I was a world champion…I would have played baseball but I thought that Squash players got all the chicks. Oh well, Gomez is 6-for-15 in four games leading off for the Brewers and looks like a lock to provide top 25 player value.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-5. Braun hit DH yesterday because his right thumb was bothering him. Your thumb, RB? Way to drop a bomb on me Braun! Why do players wait until after spring training to tell everyone they’re playing hurt? Bad news for a player many (like myself) had picked for a big comeback, and more importantly his fantasy owners. He’s had issues with the thumb before and has decided to play through it, but doesn’t sound like much to be optimistic about and he certainly didn’t ease anyones mind with his performance yesterday. Womp womp.

Marco Estrada – 5.2 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K. Not a bad start for Marco considering the park and match up. Honestly, I don’t remember much of anything after getting my ring. In fact, I don’t even remember getting a ring? What’s the deal with that?

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-2, HR. That one was for Jenny! #TrueLoveWillFindaWay

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, run, SB. Listen my children and you shall hear, if you need speed grab Ben Revere! The SAGNOFs are coming the SAGNOFs are coming!

Domonic Brown – 3-for-5, 2 RBI. After sitting out Thursday’s game, Tehol’s boi Dom Brown had three hits for Ryne Sandberg to let him know what he’d been missing. He then slipped him his phone number and friended him on Tinder to let him know what he’d really been missing. ie He’s got a [content deleted] [content deleted].

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, run, SB. The Royals had 13 hits in their home opener with new additions at the top of the line up Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante with 3 hits a piece. Money well spent, I guess? As long as it’s not Alex Gordon leading off I’m happy.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 2 RBI. This is exactly what I was looking for when I drafted Eaton last year. Why wasn’t I looking for that this year? Why!?

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 2.0 IP, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K. Ouch. That’s a big ol’ hadouken! to the gut for Ryu owners. Was it too much to ask for him to be 3-0 before most pitchers have even had a second start?

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, run, RBI. With Yasiel Puig benched for showing up late, Kemp got the start in his first game back from the DL. How can a guy who drives 100+ mph in school zones be late for anything ever? Way to sike out Hyun-Jin, Puig! Ethier is coming for you.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-3, HR. I think someone’s having a hard time accepting he’s a fourth outfielder now. Keep on shining, Andre.

Brandon Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI. The Giants scored 8 runs on the Dodgers and I’m still trying to figure out how. Still working on it but I think Brandon had something to do with it. He’s been the Yellow King all along! Are people still doing that? I’m onto you, Hicks!

Dee Gordon – 2-for-4, 2 SB. Now has three stolen bases this year and that’s got me raising my eyebrow and it’s not because I’m wearing my Brahma Bull t-shirt. He has seven hits in his first five games and as long as he’s getting on base, there’s few guys in the game with as much speed potential. He’s available in about 65% of ESPN leagues so if he’s out there I’d grab him.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4, HR. Grey told you to BUY him. And why dontcha? It doesn’t take Rust Cohle to figure out he’s worth the add if you need a catcher. Yan has got it going on.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI. I wish just for one night that Swisher could bat clean up–if only for the excellent puns it would provide us less-than-excellent writers.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 4-for-5, 2 runs, SB as he led off. Don’t worry, Jay, I double-checked the spelling for Adeiny’s name at least 10 times. I think we’re good. Doode is 11-for-19 on the season, he’s batting .500. That’s half, ya’ll! #math What the Hechavarria! Exactly. Hard to trust a player who was so poor last year, but if he continues leading off and hitting like this he’s absolutely worth an add in NL only and deep mixed leagues.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2-run HR, his 2nd. Big Stanton absolutely crushed this ball, too. It traveled almost 500 feet, a Crayola Canyon record and farther than I’m allowed to leave my house without my ankle bracelet beeping. It’s so nice to see Giancarlo doing what he’s supposed to do. I can’t wait, many years from now, to regale my grandchildren on the HoFer in my best old man voice, “I remember, back it ought-ten, we used to call him ‘Mike,’ and he liked it, and he only hit 22 HRs and we were plenty happy with it! Harumph!” Maybe this is the year he puts it all together. This year, things are gonna be different, the Marlins are 4-1, and everything’s coming up Giancarlo! Go Fish! Marlins baseball: Get Hooked!

Lucas Duda – 2-for-3, 2 2-run HRs. Dudabides. Another year and The Duda returns shomer shabbos with Friday home runs so I can quote the movie we all quote way too much.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 2-run HR, 3 RBI. His second HR in as many days. Someone is hot right now. Like Hansel, hot! Damn! He’s probably gonna have a huge week, that’s sort of his thing.

Jose Valverde 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 BB, 1 K and his first save. Grey told you to BUY him, too! I just have a feeling that Poopie Grande is going to be the closer for the whole year, and oh man you are going to hate owning this guy. But hey, saves!

Jake Odorizzi – 6.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. That Odorizzi you’re smelling is sweet success. He’s not going to blow anyone away with his stats but he should provide solid valid all season. Grab him in AL Only and deeper leagues if you need pitching help, he gets the Royals next week.

Sean Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 4 RBI. Sean-Rod fresh off a baby human! His 4th! Baby, that is, not home run. What a week! Is it just me or does it seem like players coming of the paternity list always have huge games? Can we have someone stat check this? Oh, that’s me? No interns? What is this amateur hour? Err, I probably shouldn’t talk, never mind.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB. The Bucs scored 12 runs on 16 hits, including a 3 hit game from Starling Marte and two hits from Andrew McCutchen. Man, if I was drinking a lot less I would have drafted Pedro and been damn happy with it. Instead I slipped into those psychedelic drugs again and ended up with an illegible tattoo of singer Pedro Fernandez and Troy Glaus at third base.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 RBI. As high as I watched this guy going in drafts you’d think he was a god or something. I guess Jesus was a carpenter…

Gerrit Cole – 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER, 3 K, W. You’re killing me, Cole. By all intents and porpoises (hello, dolphins!) a very nice start, but 3 strikeouts? You have filthy stuff, Gerry. Can I call you Gerry? How about, G? Can I call you G? Gerry is cool. Cheese like yours deserves 6-8+ Ks a game, 5 at the absolute lowest. I remember having this issue with him last year, too. Oh well, I guess outs are outs, said no fantasy baseballer ever.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 SB. While Red Sox fans are off trying to convince themselves that Grady Sizemore may even be better than Ells, Jacoby was doing work. Just 48 more SBs to earn those contract bucks. Brett Gardner was 2-for-4 with a SB and an RBI, and the NYY lineup is actully kind of speedy without Jeter at the top of it. No disrespect, DJ, just saying!

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-5, 3 RBI. Maybe its the psychedelic drugs talking again but Yang is looking like he could hold some value. He’s also looking a giant blue balloon, with big teeth, covered in hair and pinstripes. Regardless, with Mark Teixeira suffering a hamstring injury yesterday and the DL likely in his future, we’ll probably see a lot more of YaSo at third for the Yankees.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, HR. The Melkman now has a hit in all five games, and happily welcomed Tanaka to the majors with a first inning jack. He’s worth an add as long as he’s leading off for the Blue Jays and is available in over 60% of ESPN leagues, just not in any of the leagues you’re in.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER, 8 K, W. Tanaka Flocka Flame was all like, “O Let’s Do It” and looked real good in his first start, with all seven of his pitches on display (except the secret pitch that no one has ever actually seen before but legend says is unhittable). New Yorkers are gonna like this guy. The strikeouts might be a lot to expect on a consistent basis (he did face the Blue Kays), but nonetheless it was a great first start for the rookie and some validation for all those that drafted him way too high.

Josh Hamilton – 3-for-3, 3-run HR. J-Hammies hitting homers again! Doing his best Mike Trout impression, I guess. It’s like May 2012 all over again, and I am seeing the Avengers for the third time in the theater! I wonder if Josh Hamilton has seen the Avengers? If I was any of the Avengers I’d be Hawkeye, because I’m mostly nondescript and easily susceptible to mind control. Just like Josh Hamilton!

Mike Trout – 2-for-4 with his 2nd HR and 2 RBI. You know I like to save the best for last and Mike Trout, is the best. His Troutness returns for another season of me not owning him, let me leave you with a quote from the Complete History of Fish, “Scholars long ago recited ancient manuscripts and tales about the legends of the true “Five-Tool” player. Very few still alive today have actually seen one play. It was the Catatafish who originally prophesied that the legend of this superstar player would one day come true and he would lead the Angels to the Promised Land with his home run and speed potential. The Catatafish named a phenom who could not only hit for power, but could steal bases, hit for a high average and play great defense. So it was written, and as the Catatafish had foretold, Michael Nelson Trout rose up to be the one who would one day fulfill this prophecy and bring balance back to the AL West.”

 

Questions? Problems? Complaints to management? Advice, small gifts or large bribes? Please leave it in the comments below, or you can get at me on twitter @dandemanco. Join us next Saturday for another Friday recap as fantasy baseball continues next week, all week long! 

  1. Regan says:
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    Weiss really likes Blackmon and so do i after yesterdays game. Got him in 2 deep leagues. Plus he’s leading off! Here is a quote from Weiss. “Charlie’s got more time out there than Corey does, and to be honest with you, Charlie may have been our best player the last month of [last] season,” Weiss said. “He was the right guy to be out there.”

    • Dan Pants

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      @Regan: He’s managed to find his way into the lineup one way or another every game so far and I don’t see that changing as long as he’s hitting the way he is, obv a great player to have in those deeper leagues right now.

  2. Greyismyhero says:
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    Nice recap, enjoyed it..I posted this last night but why do the players that I draft one year and kill me (i.e. C. Davis) and I’m afraid this year Stanton..wake the crap up and play when I refuse to draft them??? Bad a@@ karma or something going on up in here…Gonna be a long year watching Stanton hit all those bombs….uhhh

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Thanks! I’ve found there’s so many players I like or have liked that I’m bound to be angry for not owning/drafting someone, especially the first week. Fopefully you make up for it with other players, but that’s just the fantasy baseball life. It is only pain.

  3. grif says:
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    Dan,
    in a dynasty league, who do you like better: Jenrry Mejia or Erasmo Ramirez?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @grif: Erasmo Ramirez

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        @Dan Pants: Thanks. Do you think Mejia is worth owning in 12 mixed or should I just monitor for now?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @grif: I think he is a good match ups player for now, I’d be worried starting him in ATL next week. But if you have the space for him he’s worth owning for the upside and the strikeouts should be there, but I definitely prefer Erasmo.

  4. Mike says:
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    Taijuan Walker coming back from the DL or Yordano Ventura who seems to have his starts pushed back?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Mike: Wow, good question, can you somehow make room for both? I’ll give the slight edge to Walker because his team seems like it will be better and he’s got some big league experience, but Yordano is supposed to be legit. I like both a lot.

      • Mike says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks – I feel like it is a coin flip at this point.

  5. Abdoozy says:
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    Happy 2014 Dan,

    Due to circumstances that had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with excessive alcohol intake during my ESPN H2H daily 6×6 (ops,QS) 12-TM league draft, I now have Dee Gordon at short.

    Available on the wire: Aybar, Peralta, Jeter, Hecheverriable. I liked Dee better when Matty had him at the top of the order but now that he’s batting 8th, not so much.. Stick with the fleet fielding doofus or what?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Abdoozy: Stick with Gordon for now. At the very least, he’s got more upside than those four combined. Too bad he doesn’t lead off, but he’s managed a .400+ BA and 3 SBs in the 8th spot so far, so ride him while he’s hot. Keep an eye on Hech though, if he continues to lead off and stay hot I might make the swap.

  6. BamaCuse says:
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    12 team mixed league…Drop Villar for Adeiny or Solarte?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @BamaCuse: I’d hold for now.

  7. RotisserieJedi says:
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    Dan the man! When I saw Miggy hit that ball I got goosebumps! Unreal. As for Braun; this may be hater-speculation (which is odd because I don’t hate Braun, so much as I only have him on one 1 of my 236 teams), but I’m reading disturbing things about the thumb situation being a carry-over from last year and possibly requiring surgery to put to bed properly. As Nick says “You have been advised.”

    Need your belated advice on something. I made a trade and fear I may have made a big mistake. I gave up Trout and in return, I get Fielder and MadBum. My concern is missing out on those 30+ steals. Here’s the BEFORE picture:

    C Jason Castro
    1B José Abreu
    2B Aaron Hill
    3B Ryan Zimmerman
    SS Andrelton Simmons
    OF Mike Trout
    OF José Bautista
    OF Jay Bruce
    Util Álex Ríos
    Util Carlos Beltrán

    SP Alex Cobb
    SP Tony Cingrani
    RP Steve Cishek
    RP Joakim Soria
    P Chris Archer
    P Hisashi Iwakuma
    P Chris Tillman
    P Yorano Ventura

    BN Xander Bogaerts
    BN Kole Calhoun
    BN Khris Davis
    BN Avisail García
    BN Danny Farquhar

    So whaddya think?

    • Dan Pants

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      @RotisserieJedi: Yeah, I only managed to get Braun on one team but to be fair I was pretty excited about getting him. I’ll be honest with you, I would have kept Trout. That said, I do not think you killed your chances to win by any means. You beefed up your pitching staff and added all those HRs and rbis prince will provide. Those categories can be tough to find on waivers, whereas speed is usually easier to find. A lot of people would say you made the right move, you got a top 5 1B and a Ace SP, two things you lacked before. You have a good team, and although I think you may miss Trout, you don’t need him.

      • RotisserieJedi says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks for the comments Dan. My plan for this league is to wait until some of those high upside bench guys develop and trade them for Andrus, Cabrera, or Altuve.

        But I do this every year, and wonder if someone will do a post about it: I make deals sometimes literally for the sake of having something to do ealry in the year. I mean I love drafts (which is why I’m in a zillion leagues), but once it’s over it’s like….what now? Interestingly, 2 months from now, when the season will be in full swing, I will have compltetely lost the urge to “just do a deal.” But sitting on my heads is something I know I should do, but have great trouble doing.

        • Dan Pants

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          @RotisserieJedi: Yeah, it’s definitely a balancing act. I like to preach patience but you also can’t be too patient. And often some of the best waiver wire finds (especially offensively) come in the first weeks of the season. If you don’t pick up Erasmo or Pineda someone else will, while you’re still waiting for x-pitcher to have a good start. Best advice I can give is to use the final rounds to draft players you can drop without hesitation. Potential closers or prospects that you will know by opening day if they have value or not. That way you potentially start the season with a bench spot to grab the early WW finds. Since there’s so much talent on the wire, I try to hold off on trades early on. I also try not to draft bench bats because I will drive myself crazy trying to decide who to start, and I will always end up starting the wrong player. Anyway, if you’re looking to do something early on and take advantage of the early season breakout stars I’d suggest trying the daily leagues.

  8. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Pineda, Porcello, and Erasmo were all sharp in their openers. Kluber, not so much. I know there’s a lot of love for Kluber on this forum, and I know it was only one start… But how would you rank the sleepers now? Kluber droppable for Erasmo?

    Less sleeper, but another poor start–would you drop CJ Wilson for any of the above?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Battle of the Sleepers: Pineda, Erasmo, Kluber, Porcello, but I’m sure others would disagree with this order a bit. I think you ought to give Kluber another chance, and the same goes for CJ Wilson. Hard to judge anything on one start, although I am pretty high on Pineda and would tempted to drop one of those two for him.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Dan Pants: you’d drop porcello rather than Kluber? Interesting…Eovaldi is also out there.

        One league I have lots of good SP, CJ Wilson is my worst, so only drop I could make for Pineda… Other league I have Pineda, Porcello, Kluber and eyeing Erasmo…

        • Dan Pants

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          @Battle of the Sleepers: I think its just a personal preference. I’d probably give all these guys another start before dropping them. Wilson gets Houston next week and Kluber and Porcello get SD, see how they perform and go from there. Of the pitchers listed I think I like Pineda next start vs Boston the least. I’d hold for now.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Battle of the Sleepers: If you have to do one though I’d drop Kluber for Erasmo, since he’s pitching tomorrow.

          • RotisserieJedi says:
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            @Dan Pants: I do that all the time. If I’m dealing with sleepers that I have ranked at about the same value, I always try to keep the one with the earliest start because his value will jump the most if he does well….and I agree, I think that Erasmo in this case.

            • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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              @RotisserieJedi: can’t grab Erasmo til tomorrow for Monday (our league has four adds per week limit). Guess I’ll see how he does and grab him next week–hold Kluber for his two start. You’re right, he ands porcello have good match ups.

              Thanks!

  9. Zander says:
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    In a Saves+Holds league, how would you rank these guys? I’m probably picking up two of them.

    Santos, Valverde, K-Rod, Bastardo, David Carpenter

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Zander: Valverde, K-Rod, Santos, Bastardo, Carpenter

      • Zander says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks :)

  10. Bob says:
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    Would you drop Will Venable for Grady Sizemore ?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Bob: Stick with Venable for now, Sizemore won’t play every day.

  11. Chupacabraj Samsquanch says:
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    All of us Colorodans on the West Slope guffaw at your claim that Taco Bell gives the entire state of Colorado free tacos for the Rockies blowing up the scoreboard. Dem tacos cost full price in these parts even if the Rockies score 30.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chupacabraj Samsquanch: Well that is real upsetting to hear, everyone in Colorado deserves free tacos! Couldn’t find the exact details, just that CarGo’s homer won everyone a taco. Lies! I’d stop eating there but my fourth meal craving is just too strong to resist sometimes.

  12. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Follow-up question… In one league, I was offered Price for Bourn + Dickey… Dickey was sharp today, price isn’t so much… But my other OF are Trout, Bruce, Carlos Beltran, Fowler, and since I have Longoria at UTIL, fowler is even a bench bat… Could use another ace, got Sale, Shields, Tanaka, Dickey, Wilson, with Fister and Hamels on DL… We have a low inning cap, so quality trumps quantity….Freeing the slot lets me grab Pineda (see above)…Thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Battle of the Sleepers: Yeah I’d do that trade. I don’t think you need the ace with that staff, but I’d do Dickey and Bourn for Price any day of the week.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Dan Pants: true, I don’t need it, but don’t need Bourn either.. You saw my OF.. Rest of my hitters are: Lucroy, Hosmer, Kinsler, Alexi Ramirez, Wright, Trout, Bruce, Beltran, Lingoria… Abreu and Fowler as backups…not sure what Bourn would offer. :)

          • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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            @Dan Pants: he must really value Bourn–I told him about prices rough start today, and got him to upgrade one of my closers (I add lindstrom, he adds street)… :)

            • Dan Pants

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              @Battle of the Sleepers: I like Street more than lindstrom but I’d still do the trade.

              • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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                @Dan Pants: yeah, that’s what I’m saying–he must really want Bourn, I get street… Price+street for Bourn+Dickey+Lindstrom

  13. Wolf says:
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    Hey would you drop Christian yelich for either Nolan arenando , leonys Martin, kole Calhoun, Charlie Blackmon, Emilio bonifacio, Dustin ackley , Corey hart, Lucas duda, Ike Davis, Jackie Bradley jr, Adam eaton, dee Gordon

    Here’s the rest of my team

    Catcher: Carlos Santana

    1b- goldschmidnt

    2b- pedroia

    3b- David wright

    SS- Alexi Ramirez

    IF- Eric hosmer

    Of – Bryce haper

    Of- Matt Holliday

    Of- hunter pence

    Of- victorino (DL)

    Utility- Martin prado

    Dh- Dunn

    Bench- yelich, salvador Perez, andrelton Simmons

    Would you drop either Alexi Ramirez or andrelton Simmons for either Chris owings, brad miller, Asdrubal Cabrera , dee Gordon, Jimmy Rollins, Or Jonathan villar?

    Who do you think could be this Seasons jean segura? Or puig, a waiver wire add that can really help out your team

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Wolf: Yeah, I’d drop Yelich for Eaton. I’d probably drop Dunn for someone too, maybe Arenado or Martin. I would probably drop Simmons for Brad Miller but its close. Hard to say who will be a breakout waiver wire add this year, its so early, we havent even seen any prospects come up. Justin Smoak and Brandon Belt are looking like good candidates early.

  14. Brendan says:
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    What would you do with Clay Buchholz? Drop him for a streaming spot, drop him for another pitcher (still lots of decent FA available), or hold him? I can’t afford starts like the one tonight with my current starting pitching staff that looks pretty weak: Cliff Lee, Matt Cain, Doug Fister, Hisashi Iwakuma, Marco Estrada, Drew Smyly, and Clay Buchholz. This is in a 12-team 5×5 roto league.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Brendan: I’d hold on to Buchholz for now.

  15. Jon says:
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    DP – nice work. Can you explain to me why my team sucks so bad in our RCL league (Goon Squad)? Thanks! Ug….

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Jon: Ha. I don’t think your team sucks at all, just having a slow/rough start. Your star players, namely Harper and Prince have done nothing for you yet. You have no saves and one win. Billy Hamilton has been a total bust so far. You have to be patient, this team will come around. Gee, Cashner and Pineda all pitched well so there are bright spots. Jose Abreu has looked awesome. Be patient and don’t start Quintana in Colorado and you should be fine.

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