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In mythology, Hector was the Trojan prince and the greatest warrior in the Trojan war. So step aside Brad Pitt, while you were fighting the undead in World War Z, Hector Santiago was in warrior mode last night as he dominated the Royals, pitching 8.0 innings, surrendering just 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 ER and striking out 5 for his third win. Hector could be seen rallying his team in the dugout, “Troy is mother to all of us. Fight for her!” An unorthodox approach for sure, but it worked as the ChiSox managed to score nine runs of support for Santiago. The eight innings was his longest outing of the year, and it was certainly his best, the only blip being the solo home run to Eric Hosmer in the sixth inning. Even if it was only the Royals, Hector seems to have figured things out. Since taking over for the injured Jake Peavy, Sanitago has given up just 5 ER in 19.2 IP, with 2 wins and a 19/7 K/BB ratio. Not bad for the Prince of Troy. Hector is owned in just over 30% of RCL leagues and gets the Cleveland Indians next Friday. If you’re feeling brave like a Trojan warrior I’d start him, but he’s worth the add either way. As long as Peavy is sidelined, Prince Hector should see plenty of opportunities to succeed going forward, and he will fight for your fantasy team.

Here’s what else happened in fantasy baseball last night:

Anthony Rizzo 2-for-4, 11th HR. Grey told you to buy him last week and said he’d be smashing with the best of the bros. in no time. As we discussed last week, Grey said Rizzo will hit 10 homers in two weeks and yesterday was his first since late May (a 400+ foot shot at Wrigley). Bold claims from our fearless leader, but hopefully the blast got Rizzo out of his funk, because he’s got 9 more homers to hit and only 13 days to do it. Either way I’m buying, and so should you!

Matt Garza 8.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Probably his best start in over two years. The Astros can do that for you.

Kevin Gregg 1.0 IP, K, 11th save. I’m pretty sure he’s doing this just to spite me.

Stephen Strasburg 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 9 K and his 4th win. Ahhh, yes. That’s gotta feel good Strasburg owners.

Anthony Rendon 2-for-4, 1 run. Grey told you to BUY and Rendon is batting .375 since being recalled, which might make him the hottest hitter on the Nats. That is just too depressing. Hurry back, Bryce! We need you! I need you.

Ian Desmond 1-for-3 with his 12th HR. It was his third straight game with a home run, brutha! For those wondering, I think 2012 Desmond has finally returned, he was stuck in that Hatch the whole time.

Josh Rutledge 2-for-3, run. JR had just one hit since being recalled (a home run) so this game definitely put me at ease a bit because I own Josh everywhere. Although that could have just been all the muscle relaxers I took. By the way, what a lovely day it is today!

DJ LeMahieu 2-for-4, RBI. DJ kept cranking out the hits! He drove in the only run off St. Rasburg. Hey DJ, can you play that one song–it’s like dum, dum, dum, dum. Dum dum dum dum. Arrrrr boom. Dum dum dum dum dum. Cheeeeeeeeeeeee. Chicka, chicka, chicka, bummmmm bop! It’s the hottest shizz out right now. Do you know it?

Chris Davis 1-for-4, 3-run HR, his 27th. CHRIS. THE DISH! Everyone should call him that! The Dish is a beast at The Plate.

Edwin Encarnacion 2-for-4 with his 20th HR. The Blue Jays rally to win their ninth game in a row! We knew it would happen eventually. This team has hit its groove and is cruising along. Now Jose Reyes can return and screw everything up.

Adam Lind 1-for-4 with a 2-run HR, his tenth. Why are you doing this to me? Is it because I didn’t draft you — or is it because I didn’t pick you up in time?

Munenori Kawasaki 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI. Hit the game tying 2-run HR in the seventh inning, the first jack of his career. After the game, Kawasaki got on his motorcycle, high tailed it to the beach, then jumped on his jet ski and sailed into the sunset.

R.A. Dickey 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K and surrendered 3 HR. The R.A. stands for real awful, you guys. Phallic jokes aside, Dickey looked limp. *plays low slide whistle sound*

Zoilo Almonte 3-for-4, HR. Wait–WHO IS THIS? Doesn’t matter, he just has to outplay Vernon Wells, right? Keep this up and pretty soon Drake will be writing songs about him. That’s the motto, Zoilo, he bout it every day, every day, every day.

Mariano Rivera Pitched a perfect ninth inning. Yeah, I think he’s gonna be just fine.

Scott Kazmir 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 7 K. I was having flash backs to 2007 in this one. Kaz looked good but I can’t be 100% sure here, I was tripping pretty hard while watching this one. In fact, I’m pretty sure they played this game at the beach. And hey, I think Jon Hamm was there! He told me what happens in the Mad Men season finale, *SPOILERS!* Don cheats on Megan and Roger drinks too much. Cigarettes are smoked.

Eric Young, Jr 2-for-4, BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI. Oh, you were on base three times? You don’t say…………WHY WON’T YOU STEAL! You are letting down Eric Young Sr. (I’m just playing, EYJ, Grey says we should still BUY you, and you know I can’t resist that).

Cole Hamels 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K. Wow, 11 losses and a 4.50 ERA. If luck were a raindrop, Cole is trudging through the middle of the desert right now. That oasis you see is your BUY low opportunity. Hamels has to get better.

Chase Utley 0-for-5 in his return from the DL. But he’s no Domonic Brown.

Dayan Viciedo 1-for-5 with a 3-run HR. The White Sox scored 9 runs led by the Tank and whoever else is on this team these days. Frank Thomas, maybe?

Eric Hosmer 2-for-4 with his 3rd HR. Two homers in the past eight days, two stolen bases yesterday — Hosmer is providing some real fantasy value right now, you guys! Shhhhhhh, no wait–I don’t want to jinx anything. Carry on, people, nothing to see here.

Jon Lester 5.2 IP, 9 hits, 5 ER, 3 K, 2 BB. Allowed 2 home runs but managed his 7th win. Lestah was turrible in 2012, looked great this year in April and now has gone back to being awful again. I know it was the Tigers so we’ll give him a pass, but what if April was the anomaly and this is who Lester is? What if, instead of heaven when we die, there is only our subconscious? Trapped in thought for eternity. Whoa. Did I just blow your mind? Regardless, I’m benching Lester next week vs. the Blue Jays.

Shane Victorino 4-for-5, HR, 5 RBI. What a game for the Flying Hawaiian! But would it be good enough to beat reigning champ, Miguel Cabrera‘s 4-for-4 with a 2-run HR (20) and 3 RBI? Survey says–I guess so, but I still like Miggy more going forward.

Doug Fister 3.1 IP, 11 hits, 6 ER. Holy fister roboto, Dr. Kreiger! What went wrong here? The Red Sox tallied 17 total hits in this one, with 2-hit games from Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli and 3-hit games from Stephen Drew and Jose Iglesias.

Junichi Tazawa Manager John Farrell said Koji Uehara would get the first crack at closing, and Grey called it, suggesting you BUY him yesterday. Tazawa pitched the seventh last night, but that ain’t no closer gig, ya’ll! And Junichi cried Tazawa-wa-wa all the way home.

Norichika Aoki 3-for-4, run. Maybe he should go on paternity leave more often? Amiright?! LOL! Maybe, maybe, maybe he devours his children by consuming their energy and uses their stolen energy by channeling it into the batters box and onto the base paths. Nori, is the devourer of child souls! Too dark?

Jean Segura 3-for-4, 11th HR. It’s players like Segura that force grown men to purchase and wear jerseys. To all the haters who said Mean Jean would fall off, he’s batting .327 with 3 homers and 7 SB in the past two weeks. *Fantasy Pro Tip!* That will help your fantasy team!

Wily Peralta  7.0 IP, 2 hits, 4 BB, 4 K and his 5th win. Not sure Wily and his 5.59 ERA on the year are all that wily, maybe the Braves are just this terrible. How can they be this bad? Is it because Chipper left? It is!? I knew it! At least Justin Upton stole a base! There’s your silver lining, Bradley Cooper. But I still don’t know where your wedding video is.

Jim Henderson 1.0 IP, 2 BB, K, 10th save. Francisco Rodriguez‘s (pitched a clean 8th, 1.0 IP, 2 K) entire family was in attendance night last to watch K-Rod record save number 300, but Manager Ron Roenicke went to Jimbo instead. Because %#*% that guy. Break your silly records on your own time.

Yoenis Cespedes 2-for-4, 2 HR (14 & 15), 4 RBI. His name is Yoenis…he’s hitting his home runs. His third multi-homer game in June, the average may be ugly but the power is still there.

Jed Lowrie 2-for-4 with his 4th HR. Have I mentioned I have a love affair with Jed Lowrie? I have? Well, he hasn’t done much since the first week of April, but there’s plenty of time left to make me looks more smarter.

Bartolo Colon 8.0 IP, 9 base runners, 1 ER, 4 K and his 10th win. We both share a common love of LSD: lasagna, sopapillas and doritos.

Hisashi Iwakuma 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 6 K. Hisashi gave up 3 homers in this one but still didn’t pitch that bad. This is simply the regression we knew was coming because he was pitching redonkulously over his head. Dude is still a stud, just not a sub 3.00 ERA-stud. If you can find a panicked owner, now’s probably your last chance to buy low.

Nick Franklin 1-for-4, 3-run HR, his 4th. Grey told you to BUY and hes 100% owned in RCL, so you are listening young padawans. Gooood. As you know, Nick’s great-great-great grandfather invented the bifocals just so we could all see how awesome his nephew is at baseball.

Clayton Kershaw 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 4 ER, 7 K. Say it ain’t so, Kersh! It was  the P-Dres! That’s a gimme, yo! It’s the contract isn’t it? Why is it the Dodgers have no problem overpaying Crawford, Gonzalez, Beckett and League but decide to be stingy when it’s time to re-sign the best pitcher in baseball. Classic Dodgers.

Hanley Ramirez 1-for-2, 2 BB, RBI. Nothing spectacular here but I want to point out that HanRam has looked outstanding since returning from the DL. It’s like he’s actually trying or something? Weird.

Yasiel Puig 2-for-4, run. ALL HE DOES IS HIT THE BASEBALL!

Pedro Ciriaco 1-for-3 and his 3rd SB. Grey said you should BUY and this is exactly the type of player who could really thrive on a team like San Diego. Hits for average, plays multiple positions, oh yeah, and SAGNOF!

Gerrit Cole 6.1 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 5 K and his 3rd win. Yaaawn. Yeah, so yeah he’s not quite as exciting as Zack Wheeler or Tony Cingrani, but Cole has been extremely efficient, and his fastball has looked unhittable at times. Should be interesting to see what the Bucs do with A.J. Burnett and Jeanmar Gomez returning. I suggest splitting the fifth start into thirds so everyone gets equal playing time, like in little league.

Pedro Alvarez 2-for-3 with his 17th HR. El Toro’s got 5 HRs and 18 RBI in the past two weeks. This is exactly what I was looking for when I drafted him two years ago.

Albert Pujols 1-for-4, 13th HR. Alby’s got two homers in the past four days and has been pretty hot over the past few weeks. Pujols may limp his way to 30 home runs, but there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll get there.

Jordy Mercer 3-for-4, 2 RBI and the slam & legs. In Pittsburgh, they eat their slam and legs with french fries on top and a side of Prilosec.

Logan Morrison 2-for-5 and his 1st HR. I’m not saying you should pick him up, but you should definitely follow him on twitter.

Gregor Blanco 3-for-5, run, SB. Filling in for the injured Angel Pagan, Gregor is batting over .400 with 3 SBs and a HR over the past two weeks. Grey told you to BUY and he’s owned in just under half of RCL leagues. If you’re looking for some “Meh” with some SAGNOF speed and little bit of everything go grab him.

Johnny Cueto 4.1 IP, 11 hits, 7 ER, 2 HR. Ouch. Snake bitten. Jason Kubel had four hits and Didi Gregorius had three. Hopefully just a bad night for Johnny. Dusty was happy to suck out the poison. When he mixes it with his skoal he gets an indescribable head rush. Cueto should be fine next week for his start next week in Texas.

Jay Bruce 1-for-5 with his 16th HR. Bruuuuuuce has six jacks in his past eight games! Sweet sassy molassy! Baby he was born to (home) run! If you didn’t know a stretch like this was coming for him, you don’t read razzball enough.

Joey Votto 3-for-4, 2 RBI and his 13th HR. Since his first day off of the season last week, JoVo is batting .429 with 2 homers. Rest, it’s not just for the weak.

Paul Goldschmidt 3-for-5, 2 HR (18 & 19) and 3 RBI. Au shizz! After the game, a poor underprivileged youth presented Goldy with his HR ball to sign. Oh yeah, the kid was on crutches or something, too. And had a wicked bad cough. Anyway, Paul pulled a fat stack of hundos out of his pocket and gave it to the kid. The kid was like, “Wowee! I just wanted an autograph, mister!” Pauly G. whipped out his RayBans, slid them over his eyes and replied, “Piss off you dumb kid, I gotta GTL in a half hour before heading down to the Shore. Those Jersey hotties aren’t gonna take advantage of themselves.” And it was from that point forward that that kid would always know that Paul Goldschmidt was the coolest guy in the world.

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!

 

103 Responses

  1. Mariner Mike says:
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    Start Corbin at home against Cincy today or start Samardja against Houston tomorrow. Need a good call week probably depends on it. No pressure here. Thanks again for the thoughts!!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Corbin! No, Samardzija! No both! Ahh, the pressure! PASS! Honestly, I’d start both, but if I’m choosing one I have to go with Z-Marge. He could easily strike out 15 Astros.

      • Mariner Mike says:
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        @Dan Pants: Great reply thank you also would you keep Porcello or grab Cole off the wire. Once again thanks

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Mariner Mike: That’s another tough call. I’d like to know that Cole’s spot in the rotation is safe. If it is I want him over Porcello. Go with Gerrit.

  2. DoubleHeaders says:
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    Reasonable offer: gordon and gausman for ham(burger)els?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @DoubleHeaders: Depends how deep the league is, I assume its a dynasty if your offerng Gausman. I think you have to do a little better than this. Gausman is in the minor and Gordon is struggling.

  3. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Cole was throwing some HEAT last night!! Looking forward to watching him develop.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @BringDaRuckus: Yeah, I saw the highlights–there’s some serious motion on that fastball, too. I imagine the strikeouts are coming!

  4. chunkface says:
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    Looking to replace Neil (Dead Man) Walker at MI until A Cabrera comes. Could you ROS ranks for

    Forsythe, Mercer, Aybar

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @chunkface: Aybar, Forsythe, Mercer

  5. gbaked@facebook.com says:
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    Is this jordy cat a player? Or is he just a mirage?

    Hitter tron don’t seem to like him.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @gbaked@facebook.com: No, not a mirage. But he does inhabit another dimensional plain that the hitter tron doesn’t recognize yet. In truth, yesterday Jordy his his first HR since May 11 and had his first RBI since May 29 so before last night he showed no reason for the hitter tron to like him. After the HR/SB last night and now that he has a lock on that starting SS gig I bet the hitter tron likes him a bit more going forward.

  6. DoubleHeaders says:
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    Granted he has just arrived…..Chris Dickerson has a pair of doubles so far……hot schmotato or for realsy hitter?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @DoubleHeaders: Dickerson of the O’s? He’s a platoon player, I probably would not own even in deep deep Al-Only.

      • AJ says:
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        @Dan Pants: Maybe he means Corey Dickerson from the Rockies

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @AJ: Thanks AJ!

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Dan Pants: Ha! Duh-doy! In that case, I like him a whole lot more than Chris! Corey was raking at triple-a batting near .400 and has decent power and speed. I always like any player who calls Coors home, my only concern is how much he’ll play with Cargo, Fowler, Cuddyer and Colvin making it an already crowded outfield. Even with Cuddyer playing first for Helton occasionally, I can’t see Dickerson as more of a part time player unless someone gets injured.

        • Doubleheaders says:
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          Sorry i flubbed the first name……thanks for the input

  7. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Waiting for Gyorko and EverCab to return, I’m riding hot schmotatoes at 2B and SS in OBP league, currently Forsythe and Cozart. Replace either of them with Dozier?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d go with Dozier if I needed some power, he’s hitting bombs left and right. Otherwise, I’d hold with Forsythe he’s been solid. All three are playing really well, Cozart has the fewest game next week if that helps your choice.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Hittertron ranks them Forsythe, Cozart, DOzier

  8. David says:
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    Any thoughts on Cueto’s motion? I tuned in to see why my starter was getting wrecked, and noticed he wasn’t twirling as usual, I went back to his last start, first off the injury, and sure enough, he wasn’t turning his back on batters. I don’t think he used to be awesome back before be adopted the spin, granted that goes way back, should I look to trade him?

    • Dan Pants

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      @David: That’s a good observation, I saw the highlights but didn’t pick up on that. The most likely reason for his struggle is he’s still injured in which case yeah I’d try to sell. But tough to sell off an outing like that, it’d be nice for him to get a quality start under his belt before you sell, but with his start at Texas next week things could get worse before they get better.

  9. los locos says:
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    keeper league
    10 team

    Offer Heyward and Cashner, 12th rd pick for BJ Upton Matt Moore and 7th rd pick? Like it?

    My current team below:

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC

    Lind, Adam(1B) TOR
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    McLouth, Nate(OF) BAL

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Cole, Gerrit(SP) PIT
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • Dan Pants

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      @los locos: I like it! You clearly don’t need the pitching, go get yourself some Jason Heyward, and I’m a huge fan of Cashner especially in keeper leagues.

  10. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Kubel or EYJ ROS? Points league.

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I’d go with EYJ here.

  11. Rob says:
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    I sat Myers today. I’m about to start crying considering I’m almost last in HRs and RBIs too

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Rob: Say it with me: sonuvabench! If it makes you feel better I accidentally dropped Marte for Myers thinking Starling was headed to the DL. So it goes. Start him tomorrow versus Chris Archer.

      • troy says:
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        @Dan Pants: i benched victorino and eyj yesterday for morneau and alex gordon who both were just awful… fantasy is fun lol

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @troy: fun like the dentist, when your winning you’re the man though

  12. AJ says:
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    Was just offered Segura for jj hardy and wil Myers after his Grandsalami!! What to do??

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @AJ: In redraft leagues that’s a good trade. I would counter with Segura for Myers, maybe he’ll bite with the Myers love.

      • AJ says:
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        @Dan Pants: yea it’s redraft I’m actually looking to do a 2 for 1 to open up a spot, if I accept my MI would be Segura, Reyes barring any setbacks and currently have Rutledge at 2nd but may drop for Gyorko or Fanklin.

        • Dan Pants

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          @AJ: Hard to predict what Myers will do going forward (best case scenario? 15 HRs, .280 BA?), but if you need the speed Segura the best player in the deal by far. Not a Hardy fan but you can’t deny he’s having a great year, maybe offer Rutledge/Myers for Segura?

          • AJ says:
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            @Dan Pants: yea good idea or maybe I can target Cano instead

            • Dan Pants

              Dan Pants says:
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              @AJ: Aim for the stars, yo!

  13. Yeshcheese says:
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    Thoughts on G Perkins for Coco Crisp?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Sounds like a fair trade. Saves for speed., if you’re trading for Crisp be aware he’ll probably make another trip to the DL at some point this year. But I like it for both sides.

  14. Joe says:
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    Franklin or Lowrie ROS? Both are 2B/SS eligible in a 10 team 5×5 league with OBP.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Joe: Nick Franklin. He’s stealing bases and hitting homers, Lowrie also has issues staying healthy. Gotta go with Franklin, but its close.

  15. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    You wouldn’t drop Alex Gordon for Eric Young Jr. would you? Would you? I’m running out of patience for Gordon, but I might just be being impatient.

      • troy says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: uh no… gordon is a top 15 outfielder when right im sure you have someone else to drop….

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Tobias, you blowhard! “You buy yourself a tape recorder, you just record yourself for a whole day. I think you’re going to be surprised at some of your phrasing.”

        • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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          @Dan Pants: “I wouldn’t mind kissing that man between the cheeks.”

    • Dan Pants

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Gordon has been just awful, I can’t even trade him trust me I’ve tried. But no, you can’t drop him for Eric Young, he had a nice run earlier this year and he should come around again. One hopes.

  16. FillyP says:
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    Yeahhhh Hector! I think for the first time this year I’m OK with the back-end of my rotation: Straily, Hector, Kluber.

    Anyway, whatcha think about these trades? I’m struggling at MI and pretty set at CI (Fielder, Machado, Craig) ..

    1) Pablo for Utley
    2) Pablo + Bailey for Utley + Greinke
    3) Gordon for A. Cab + Colvin

    • Dan Pants

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      @FillyP: Not sure I’d be targeting Utley, the guy is probably going to be on and off the DL all season. I like the third trade the best, as I mentioned above Gordon has been tough to own lately and if you can sell him off go for it.

  17. AJ says:
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    Who you liking ROS Gyorko or Nick the Semi Quik Frankiln? Gyorko may be returning next week

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @AJ: I am all in on the jerk store! Go with Jedd.

      • AJ says:
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        @Dan Pants: sweet thanks yea the jedd can hit!!

  18. The Waffle Mafia says:
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    Got offered an injured Tulo for my Dominic Brown and Lowrie in a 6×6 H2H. I think I can get some extra hitting to fill in for now, especially with the two extra roster spots. I also have Gregorius to take over for Lowrie.

    I do this trade, right?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @The Waffle Mafia: Yeah, Tulo’s rehab is going well he’s actually ahead of schedule. I’d probably do this trade if I could survive in the meantime.

  19. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Can’t stress enough my appreciation for everyone who works this site. Helluva job to the lot a ya!

    Now, to business.

    Shelby/Colon vs JoeyBats/Henderson
    points league +10 win/save -5 loss/bs

    Thank. Keep up the good work.
    (compliment sandwich)

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chicken Dinner: Thanks! I’d want the Bautista/Henderson side, only because I tend to lean towards top hitters over pitchers, they are easier to predict. But if I needed the pitching I could definitely see doing this trade for miller/colon have both been excellent.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Dan Pants: My thoughts exactly. The big push for me is Shelby’s cap.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: “Can’t stress enough my appreciation for everyone who works this site. Helluva job to the lot a ya! ”

      Gotta agree with this,plus most of the members are pretty cool.You can ask about a questionable move without getting asked how you became brain damaged or having your Mom insulted like some sites.

      Just sent Grey some daiquiris this morning,hope he’ll let the weekend guys take a couple sips(with their own straw of course).

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Hondo: Thanks man! I’ll take a tom collins, that’s what billionaires drink!

  20. GettinPuigyWitIt says:
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    Should I trade Darvish Jennings for Machado Ryu?

    Well this is my team if it helps. It’s a 20 team dynasty league.

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b jurickson profar
    ss nick franklin
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn yunel escobar
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn neil walker
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Dan Pants

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      @GettinPuigyWitIt: Tough call. Darvish could very well win the Cy Young this year with more strikeouts than anyone since Randy Johnson, but it looks like you can spare the pitching and in a dynasty league I want machado for sure. I think I’d do this trade.

  21. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H redraft OPS league, roster restrictions require us to carry several bench bats, and I’m thinking about churning some.

    Potential drops (all generally on bench): Buck (backup to Grandal), Simmons (backup MI behind Franklin), Profar (ditto), Konerko (backup CI behind Carter/Swisher), Rasmus (currently in Util slot, but usually bench OF).

    Potential adds: L. Martin, Chooch, Dozier (probably just a short-term stream), Ciriaco, Krispie, or one of the following SP (I have 1 bench SP slot free): Kluber, Colon, Santiago, Stults. W,L and QS count. The Ps would probably only be in my lineup for 2-start weeks.

    What moves would you make, if any?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Steve Stevenson: I might drop Simmons and/or Buck for Colon, Kluber, or Stults depending on who has the better matchups. You probably don’t need two backup MI or a backup catcher.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks. We have 9 bench spots and only 3 of them can be SP, so it makes for weird rosters. There are always way better streaming options than your average 14-teamer, and plenty of decent stopgap OF (we only start 3), but the IF situation on the wire is grim.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Steve Stevenson: That’s actually not a bad system. I’m in deeper leagues with huge benches and people just stockpile pitching so there’s never anything on the wire. I’d try to get Colon on my team if I could, or maybe trade off Simmons for a decent SP. If the IF situation is that bad, there’s probably a market for a guy like Simmons.

  22. Sherm says:
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    Is there anyone out there who didn’t start Santiago? Me. Anyone else? No one? Okay. Just me, then. FMFBBL.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Sherm: Why didn’t you start him?

      Surprisingly, KC is an easy toss for most pitchers this season. Maybe that will turn around and hopefully it will, since I own Billy “Sauce” Butler and AC Escobar almost everywhere. Throw in a Gordon and a Perez here or there and I’m pretty pot-committed to the Royals offense.

      But yeah… you should’ve started Hector the K Collector against the Royals.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Sherm: Yes! F all of our fbb L’s! I guess if you own Santiago you’re gottaa start him vs. KC or else why even own him.

  23. JoeC says:
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    Some are calling Almonte “the Puig of the East”.

    That seems a bridge too far, but the kid looks like he has a clue at the plate. Not over-anxious to swing, takes his walks when they’re given to him, and with that short right-field in Yankee Stadium v2… I think this kid could do some damage.

    I will sacrifice three chickens to make this be so.

    • Dan Pants

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      @JoeC: I accept your chickens as a token of good faith. Almonte will be the next Reggie Jackson! Make it happen Zoilo!

  24. Hondo says:
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    2 batters and it’s goodbye Kluber.
    He at least could have given me a reach around.

    Next.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Hondo: Ha! The twinkies, too! He gets the O’s next week and I think I’m passing on that one. It was a fun ride while it lasted.

  25. Chuck says:
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    Hey Dan, who would you rather have ROS in a points league? Teix, Hosmer, Belt or Loney? Can you rank them for me, I’m looking to pick one of them up as a back up. Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chuck: Hosmer, Belt, Teix, Loney

  26. chunk says:
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    Grey called it on Uehara? Did you not read the blurb? About how he didn’t call it?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @chunk: You’re right! I mixed up my Sox relievers, and I swear it wasn’t because they’re both Asian! Didn’t realize Sox named Koji the closer before Friday’s BUY post in which he tells you to buy Uehara. My bad!

      • chunk says:
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        @Dan Pants: No problem, sorry for the ‘tude, guess I was just a little peaved that I didn’t get the free closer I thought was coming to me in tazawa.

  27. AJ says:
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    Which side you like Segura Verlander or Waino Cano?

    • Dan Pants

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      @AJ: Outside of dynasty leagues you have to go with Cano and Wainwright

  28. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, roto, 5×5, 12 team, non keeper. deeper positions.

    give- Mitch Moreland
    get- Ben Revere

    do I need to get more for Moreland? I’m looking for steals.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Wieters. 1B- Votto. 2B- Dozier 3B- Beltre. SS- Cozart. CI- Fielder. MI- AlxRamirez.
    OF- Jennings. OF- Viciedo. OF- Quentin. OF- Carter. OF- EYoung, UT- Moreland.
    DL- Gyorko. DL- Pagan.
    BN- Span, CYoung, Montero, IDavis.
    SP- Kershaw. SP- Hamels
    RP- RSoriano. RP- Parnell.
    P- Benoit. P- Scherzer. P- Kennedy. P- Arroyo. P- Colon.
    BN- AJBurnett, JJPutz

    • Dan Pants

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      @SpecialFNK: That sounds fair to me. If you need speed Revere is the perfect get.

  29. Travis says:
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    After last night, and with his upcoming schedule, I dropped Kluber for Cole. Good move? Garza is also out there, but he hasn’t been quite consistent enough for me against good teams and lacks the run support so I think streamer?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Travis: Yeah, I’d take Cole of the three as well.

      • Travis says:
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        @Dan Pants: I also have Porcello and JJ as possibly dropable. I know not much JJ love here, but I want to hold out that he’s turned a corner. Thoughts on Porcello after this last outing? I guess it was just one inning. Hold on both of them?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Drongo M@Travis: I have trouble trusting Porcello but his last start was the O’s so we’ll let it slide, and he still pitched pretty decent. I like JJ a lot when healthy, but granted that is very rare. I would hold both for now.

  30. harkrider says:
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    10 team keeper league. My current keeper options: Votto, Stanton, Goldy, Heyward, Castro, Machado, Scherzer

    Trade Votto and Heyward for Rizzo and McCutchen

    My thoughts would be having Stanton and Goldy as keepers will provide power, I could use a keeper who would be more balanced and give me some SB’s and HR’s. thoughts??

    • Dan Pants

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      @harkrider: I think I’d hold. I know you want a more balance player but lets not forget thats what we all project (hope) Heyward will be someday.

      • harkrider says:
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        @Dan Pants: what about Domonic Brown and Votto for McCutchen and Rizzo?

  31. ghost of gabby hartnett says:
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    Need to trade one of the following three for an OF bad (Harper no HR since going on DL):

    Harvey
    Darvish
    Zimmerman

    do u see a limit on harvey’s innings ? and how much difference do u see between cargo and mccutchen the ROS ?

    thank you

    • Dan Pants

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      @ghost of gabby hartnett: Harper should be back at the end of June. If you have to trade one I’d trade Harvey of the three just because I think you can get the most for him and yes he’ll probably face an innings cap. Cargo is a top 3 player and McCutchen is probably a top 12 player. Cargo could hit 15 more HR and drive in 30 more runs than Cutch, and their steals should be around the same. Cargo does have injury risk that Cutch does not though.

  32. NattyBoh says:
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    Being offered CC Sabathia and Plouffe for Ryan Zimmerman and David Phelps. Not crazy about it but I could use the upgrade at Pitcher. What’s your take on CC moving forward?

    • Dan Pants

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      @NattyBoh: I think Zimmerman may be overpaying slightly, but perhaps not CC is about as steady as they come, especially in the second half of the season. I’d try to explore the market see what else you can get (Zimmmerman to Plouffe is huge downgrade) but if you are desperate for a SP it’s not a bad trade.

      • NattyBoh says:
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        @Dan Pants: thank you

  33. Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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    Dan, I just had to check in to say that this was an exceptionally entertaining update. You are in the zone, bro…

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Drongo McReddickbeard: Thanks! I’m just glad I could be here to help the ball club.

  34. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:

    Santiago vs CLE
    Lohse vs CHC
    Kendrick @ SD
    Nolasco vs SD
    Porcello vs LAA

    • Dan Pants

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      @EK: Lohse, Kendrick, Nolasco, Porcello, Santiago. I like Santiago a lot but Cleveland is a tough assignment

  35. Jail says:
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    Hi Dan,

    On the fence about a couple choices this week – weekly lock Roto with OPS and K/9.

    1)Running Rutledge out in place of Tulo during the DL. Thinking Franklin is a better sub. Agree?
    2)Picked up Porcello a few weeks back and recently picked up and dropped Cole. Would you swap Cole for Porcello?

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jail: 1. Rutledge has 6 games to Franklin’s five, including 4 at Coors, but I still think you go with Franklin here based on whats he’s been doing. 2. I’d stick with Cole for now.

  36. Bubba says:
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    …another option…

    What quality starting pitcher would be a fair trade for Trumbo??

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