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Happy Easter, festive heathen Razzaholics. You look so cute in your Easter bonnet. Have one of these Cadbury eggs I injected with Makers Mark, all Hunter S. Thompson-style. Now that’s a scotch egg! Come on funny feelings. Eat three of these and you’ll be seeing that Donnie Darko bunny in the mirror for a week. We’re going on a little Easter egg hunt today looking to fill our basket with sweet delicious bargains that’ll resurrect our ruined roster. Despite being crucified by injuries this season (I’ve lost Matt Latos, Ryan Zimmerman, David Robertson and now Michael Cuddyer) your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru is still hanging in there with three of my five RCL teams in the top three of the standings. While it’s still early, standings can change quickly and one bad week could ruin me.  I’m hurting for power and the SAGNOF! has been elusive thus far. That’s what we’re looking for today – homers, steals and saves. So strip out your Sunday best, toss the Easter tree out onto the front porch and stuff your face with Peeps, it’s time to jam it or cram it.

 

Jam or CramKevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, Texas Rangers

Stats Last Week:  5 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB, .414 AV.

Availability: 95% Yahoo, 96% ESPN

FAAB $$$ Value: $1. Don’t go overspending for a two-week wonder.

The Gist: Kouzmanoff is on his sixth team in seven years. There’s a reason for that. The Rangers signed the 32-year-old former hot prospect during the offseason for $20 and a “Remember the Alamo” snow globe. Seems like a good deal now with Adrian Beltre down and Kouzmanoff going all hot schmotato the last week. Maybe Arlington will be his happy place – it’s a great hitter’s park, a good lineup and them Texas gals are smokin’!

Key Stats: Kouz hit .370 with three homers and 12 RBI this spring in 54 at-bats.

Jam it or Cram it: Kouzmanoff certainly has legit softball league-type power. He had 23 homers and 84 RBI for the Padres…six years ago. The Kouz is like that girl you fell in love with for two weeks back in college. (She would also later be known as the Cooz, but for entirely different reasons.) Everything is great then you find out what a true skank they really are when they go 0-22 and/or sleep with every guy at Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. No, I’m not bitter, but I did need to by some “special” shampoo. Do not scratch this itch. CRAM

 

Jam or CramEric Young Jr., OF, New York Mets

Stats Last Week: 6 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 SB, .286 AV.

Availability: 57% Yahoo, 55% ESPN

FAAB $$$ Value: $3. That’s in SAGNOF! dollars which is equal to about .27 cents.

The Gist: Hurting for speed? Yeah, me too. And saves! We’ll get to the other half of the SAGNOF! equation in a minute, but for the stealin’ part we have EYJ. The guy has legit wheels. In eight seasons in the minors he had 40+ stolen bases four times including an 87 steal season.

Key Stats: Young led the NL with 44 stolen bases last season.

Jam it or Cram it: While getting on base could be a problem – Young has 18 K’s already this season – his OBP isn’t actually that bad (.344). No doubt EJY is a force on the basepaths and he’s leading off which makes him a great DFS player as well. Need runs, need steals? JAM

 

Jam or CramJonathan Broxton, RP, Cincinnati Reds

Stats Last Week: 2 S, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
Availability: 63% Yahoo, 66% ESPN

FAAB $$$ Value: $5. Going to have to overspend for saves, but don’t go cra cra.

The Gist: Let’s just pretend last year never happened (except the Sox winning the Series part) and toss Broxton’s 2013 numbers (4.11/1.27, 7.34 K/9 ratio) out the window. The guy needed elbow surgery. Big Jon is back and hasn’t forgotten how to close games. The guy has 111 career saves and four 20+ saves seasons under his size 47 belt. The problem is he can’t he stay healthy – he’s already been on the DL once this year after eating 732 chicken wings at the Cincinnati Hooters. Fat jokes are fun…and so easy.

Key Stats: Big Brox career opponents’ batting average is just .227.

Jam it or Cram it: We need the SAGNOF! so bad we’re willing to sell a kidney to get some (you don’t want the liver). If you’re in an RCL playpen you know what I’m talking about. I think there are teams out there with only relievers and Mike Trout just to mock me. If Broxton is hanging on the wire go and get him now…I’ll wait to start the next blurb… JAM

 

Jam or CramDevon Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds

Stats Last Week: 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB, .500 AV.

Availability: 64% Yahoo, 66% ESPN

FAAB $$$ Value: $2. Don’t go nuts spending on catchers.

The Gist: Mesoraco is rocking in the early going. Steamer projections had him with 11 homers and a .244 average on the year, but he’s going to blow past those. He’s not going to hit .240, he’s also not going to continue hitting .500. Can he go .275 with 20+ homers? Your humble Guru says yes.

Key Stats: Mesoraco is hitting .480 with three homers. Put him in the April Hall of Fame with Charlie Blackmon.

Jam it or Cram it: If you’re currently running A.J. Pierzinski or Yan Gomes out there it may be time to take up fantasy cricket or pick up Mesoraco. I stream the hot catchers throughout the year and the Mesocaro is the cover boy of Hot Scmotato Weekly. JAM

Jam or Cram: Wily Peralta, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

Stats Last Week: 1 W, 3 K, 1.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP

Availability: 77% Yahoo, 95% ESPN

FAAB $$$ Value: $2 or 40 nickels.

The Gist: Surprised at the number of quality starters just hanging on the waiver wire waiting to be plucked? Aaron Harang, Jason Vargas, Edison Volquez are all worth a serious look. However, the arm I want this week is Wily Peralta. Free Wily is 11/18 in QS since last year and he gets the Padres and the Cubs in his next two starts at home.

Key Stats:  Peralta is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA.

Jam it or Cram it: With so many starters on the DL it’s time to grab some early counting stats by grabbing arms facing bad hitting teams. Peralta isn’t sexy, but is the perfect play with two starts this week. JAM

 

**BONUS TRACKS**

Justin Morneau, 1B, Colorado Rockies: Morneau at home vs. bad right-handed pitchers. Can you say JAM?

B.J. Upton, OF, Atlanta Braves: Nice week for the B.J. with a homer, five runs and three RBI. Now he can go back to hitting .210. CRAM.

Juan Uribe, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers: Ol’ Juan went 10/25 with three homers last week. If you’re a Zimmerman owner this is your JAM.

Chris Iannetta, C, LA Angels: Had a great week to push his average up to .195. Hooray. CRAM.

Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins: Why isn’t this Christian owned everywhere? You heathens. JAM.

 

 

Follow The Guru and his dirty turban on Twitter @TheGuruGS for fantasy roster 411’s and his signature move – the scotch-fueled selfie.

 

  1. Dave says:
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    Moreau or Teixiera rest or season?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Island of Dr. Moreau? Underrated bizarre brilliance from Brando/Kilmer. Oh, and I prefer Justin Morneau playing in Colorado. He’s kind of a Platoony Tune for me as I roll him out there vs. righties and Corey Hart vs. lefties.

      • Dave says:
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        @The Guru: ah! Well I actually have Hart, morneau, and Teixiera in a roto league with only 1 lineup change per week. Can only keep two to fill CI and UT. Jhonny p is available as well to throw at ut.

        • The Guru

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          Teixeira is dead to me unless I play in a 2009 fantasy league.

          • Dave says:
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            @The Guru: being a sox fan that sounds good to me!

            • The Guru

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              Me too. The 2 best moves the Sox never made were losing out on A-Rod and Tex.

  2. Stewart says:
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    My Masterson for his Kennedy and Gyorko? I know Gyorko’s been a buy low candidate for awhile but is this too much?

    • The Guru

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      Without seeing what your starting pitching looks like I’d make that trade.

      • Stewart says:
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        @The Guru: @The Guru: My starters are Shields, Anibal, Masterson, Hamels, Wood and Chavez with Latos currently on the DL. When I drafted I figured I would load up on B+ pitchers in the middle rounds rather than go for aces

        • The Guru

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          It’s a good strategy. Hopefully Hamels and Latos come back and are effective.

          • Stewart says:
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            @The Guru: at this point I’m just hopeful that Latos even comes back

            • The Guru

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              Yeah, not looking good. Injuries have me hanging by a thread in a lot of RCL’s this year.

  3. John says:
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    Hey Guru, sorry so long…
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) with 30 moves, the stats are pretty balanced 9 for hitters, 8 for pitchers.
    3rd week and looking to make a move or 2 if needed. Below are what is available on the wire and below that is my current team, should I throw out some trade options? or try my luck with the wire, or even just stick it out (I’m currently in 2nd )

    WAIVER (available):
    HIT – Austin Jackson, K. Calhoun, J. Villar, J. Morneau, N. Walker, T. Frazier, B. Dozier,
    PIT – SP – A. Harang, W. Peralta, A. Simon

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Joe Mauer
    1B – Joey Votto
    2B – Daniel Murphy
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Ian Desmond
    Mi- Brad Miller
    CI – Paul Goldschmidt
    LF – Matt Holliday
    CF – Andrew McCutchen
    RF – Jay Bruce
    Util- Ryan Braun
    BN – Micheal Morse
    DL – Wil Middlebrooks

    Sp – Andrew Cashner
    SP – Homer Bailey
    SP – Chris Sale
    RP – Craig Kimbrel
    Rp – Steve Cishek
    P- R.A. Dickey
    P- Ian Kennedy
    BN – Marco Estrada
    BN – Yovani Gallardo
    BN – Jake Peavy
    BN – Yordano Ventura
    BN – Nathan Eovaldi
    DL – A. Chapman

    • The Guru

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      Dozier is a name I’d look at. He’s off to a hot start and it looks legit. Morse seems a bit useless. Harang and Peralta are two that are hard to ignore. Your Kennedy/Estrado slots could be a good place to stream, but with your limited moves that’s tough. If you’re in 2nd I may just hold for now as you’re prob going to need those moves for SAGNOF later in the year.

      Thanks for Razzballin’!

  4. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    GURUUUUUU!!!

    H2H Points league (-1 for Ks) and I’m trying to figure out what to do at 3b. I got Headley thinking he’d go nuts in a contract year. Thinking of cutting him and rotating in the 3b flavor of the week for the time being. Good idea? Bad idea? “Eh” idea?

    Currently on the wires: Solarte, Schoop, Uribe, & Moustakas. None of them are roses, I know. What say the mighty guru?

    • The Guru

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      I’m not fan of Headley or hitting in that park. I may stream the spot and look for a trade if you can manage it. Uribe has been hot along with Kouzmanoff. Maybe ride the hot streak. I really like what I’ve seen from Solarte also but he’s unproven. Moussuckass seems to be heating up , can give you homers in bunches and Hittertron likes him this week.

  5. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Dozier, Aaron Hill, or Wong?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Hill will have the better season.

  6. Mike says:
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    How do you feel about Ozuna?

    Worth a pickup?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Def worth picking up. He’s solid 3rd OF and in the top 40 players right now. Depends on who you’re dropping though.

      • Pete says:
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        @The Guru: Is he worth starting over Heyward this coming week? J-Hey had a good day today but keeps forgetting how to hit 5 or 6 days of the week.

        • The Guru

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          I’d stick with Heyward this week.

          • Pete says:
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            @The Guru: Thanks. Appreciate the free info as always.

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @The Guru: hey Guru – drop Crawford for Ozuna?

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              Yeah, I’d do that. Crawford is dead to me.

              • Jc says:
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                @The Guru: What about Brandon Moss?

                • The Guru

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                  Moss is my Platoony Tune special.

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @The Guru: how dark! as a fellow sox fan tho I have to say I might share the sentiment

                • The Guru

                  The Guru says:
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                  Whatever happened to the Tampa Carl? We want him back in the fantasy universe.

  7. MattDamonFace says:
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    Salvador Perez makes me sad face. How would a Guru-type of person feel about dropping him for Devin Mesoraco? Seems to be hitting, whereas Perez looks a bit lost right now.

    Thanks Mr. The Guru!

    • The Guru

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      Come in off the ledge. Have a Cadbury egg and hold.

  8. Picard56 says:
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    Start alvarez or Trumbo this week? I thought I take a break from the batting avg. beating between the two of them and have to sit one of them.

    • The Guru

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      Roll with Trumbo vs. some bad Cubs/Phils pitching this week (except for Cliff Lee).

  9. Jake says:
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    Hey guru, start or sit/sit which one Ventura or Shelby miller?

    Also Matt Adams, Jose Reyes, neil walker or Nolan arenado at IF slot?

    FYI/ I have darvish as a two start pitcher, also have Jordan Zimmerman – Andrew cashner is available; who to drop for cashner?
    – nava, latos(I also have kersaw)

    So it’s add cashner or one of the offense guys I listed by dropping nava.

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake:

      Also avoid pitcher, here’s offense moves I could make eric young jr, Grady Sizemore, middle brooks or polanco as a stash

    • The Guru

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      Hey Jake, tough call. Prob start Miller vs. Pit.

      Start Reyes, Arenado close second.

      Drop Nava and get Cashner NOW!

  10. Scott says:
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    Dynasty 5×5 league, which side would you rather:

    Team A: Prince Fielder
    Team B: Billy Butler and Billy Hamilton

    • The Guru

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      Prince.

      • Scott says:
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        @The Guru:

        Drop in power doesn’t bother you considering its a dynasty league?

        Thanks–probably overthinking it and should just take the best player. i keep just looking at butlers year two years ago,, and hamiltons steal potential

        • The Guru

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          I just don’t believe in Hamilton’s ability. Hope he proves me wrong. Even in Dynasty leagues I’m in I like to win now and Prince will be a beats this year and maybe the next 3 in Texas. Watch him heat up this summer.

  11. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Brandon Phillips just got dropped in a 12-team roto league I’m in…we have FAAB for recently dropped waiver wire guys. Out of the $100 of FAAB, what would you drop for Phillips’ services? My current 2B situation is in flux.

    For reference, young prospects that get called up in this league (ie, Springer, Javier Baez) go for the maximum $100 FAAB.

    • The Guru

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      People spend the entire budget on one guy??? Crazy.

      I wouldn’t spend more than $13 on Phillips.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @The Guru: Keeper league, so guys like Springer and Baez go for high $. The FAAB is only required during the waiver period (3-4 days after someone is dropped from a team or a prospect comes up and is added to the player pool). The rest of the time, people are free to pickup.

        But yeah, total budgets spent on big time prospects is a common thing in the league.

        • The Guru

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          Not sure I could bring myself to blow it all on one guy. Unless I was punting the season.

  12. suessmanzada says:
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    Who wins the Liriano for Wil Myers trade? Id be selling Liriano.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I generally prefer the bat over the arm (as long as you have the pitching).

      • suessmanzada says:
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        @The Guru: i have cliff lee, wainwright, ervin, yordando, teheran and just scooped edinson.

        • The Guru

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          Make the deal I say.

  13. ty says:
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    Always a good write up Guru.
    Do I be patient with these guys ..Gyorko , miller , Prado or Go after the likes of a Dozier, Callaspo or Plouffe. I’m hurting for HR’s abd RBI’s Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Ty. Don’t stick your head in the oven just yet things can change quickly with one good week.

  14. J-FOH says:
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    Merry Resurrection of the Egg

  15. Mr. Glass says:
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    Drop grilli for either Reed, Pap, Street, or Hunter or should I just hold

    • The Guru

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      He had a meltdown today, but I wouldn’t panic. Yet.

  16. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Is brandon Maurer worth a pickup in a 16 team league? He would also need to stick in the rotation since I only get 25 waiver pickups in that league. Thank you.

    • The Guru

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      He’s no more than a stream play for me.

  17. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Great solidifying my opinion on Iannetta, Guru!

    Nevertheless, in a 2-catcher league, desperation lingers. Same for saves and some batting avg relief. Have roughly $800 FAAB left out of 1000. I badly miscalculated in my particular league by getting Mujica for 105 last week when next highest was 25. Team looks like this:

    2 C-Avila and Grandal. Grandal stays despite part-time status for now, but Avila is absolutely unnacceptable. Someone dropped Russell Martin last week. Would you structure bids in this order-all dropping Avila (Russell Martin 40, Kurt Suzuki 5, Iannetta 1)?

    1B, 3B, Corner Infield, UT-Goldy, Votto, Donaldson, Pedro Alvarez
    2B, SS, Middle Infield-Rendon, Andrelton, Brad Miller, Gyrko (he’s benched till team’s avg gets above .250), Wong (who I’m dropping for an OF)
    5 OF-Heyward, Revere, Yelich, De Aza, Ethier, Jackie Bradley (he’s getting cut), Chris Swoosh Carter (giving him a month but won’t find way back into lineup for awhile)

    Starters start 9 pitchers-Stras, Sale, Cash, Samardzijia, Gray, Archer, Quintana (not cutting any of these guys)

    Relievers-Frieri, Shawn Kelley, Mujica, Cody Allen, Daniel Webb

    Would you do these following bids?: Avila dropped for Martin $40-50, Suzuki $5, Iannetta $1

    Wong dropped for Farnsworth $100, Melancon $25, Hector Rondon $5

    Jackie Bradley dropped for Duda $50, David Murphy $20, Kubel $10

    Any other of my relievers you would drop in separate bid for 3 above?

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Mindcrime. Don’t be going spend crazy this early. With the way things are going Goldy will get run over my the guy mowing the field and be out 10 weeks. Injurues are kinllin’ me I tell ya!

      Your pitching looks good. Your prices on guys seem high to me. That Mets closer situation is going to be a revolving door all season.

      See if you can get Iannetta, Melancon, Kubel for a couple bucks each. I’m a cheapskate I know.

      • Operation Mindcrime says:
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        @The Guru:

        Done, i adjusted some of those bids way down. If I get farnsworth fine, if not let some joker blow $200 on him. I’ll probably have to end up cutting Mujica and Kelly next week anyway.

        • The Guru

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          Good deal and good luck. It’s still early.

  18. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Great and wise Guru, what you think off Dee Gordon and Jesse Chavez going forward, classic sell high or will either sustain at this rate?

    I have Jose Reyes, so Dee was my backup. Was offered Heyward for Dee. I like keeping a backup shortstop with Reyes, so offer expanded to Lowrie + Heyward for Dee+ Chavez… I almost like Lowrie more than Dee ROS? Chavez not exactly dominating HOU today… Thoughts on the trade?

    • The Guru

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      I’d make that dealio in a heartbeat! Nice sell high.

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @The Guru: of course Chavez is looking sharp now, making me second guess. You think Heyward will turn it around this season? Think Lowrie equal out to Dee?

        • The Guru

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          Yes, Chavez is looking good now, but this is the same guy with a career ERA of 5.16. Won’t last.

          Lowrie can give you runs, homers, RBI. Dee will give you runs and steals and drain the average.

          • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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            @The Guru: with Reyes and Ellsbury, don’t need runs/steals as much–so I’ll run with it and hope Heyward comes around

            • The Guru

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              Good plan.

  19. Frequent Razzball Collmenter says:
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    word to the byrd… trying to navigate this here website here.

    • The Guru

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      Need compass?

  20. WachaWacha says:
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    Guru!

    In my 10 team h2h non keeper 5×5 cats with OBP and S+H who is most worthy of my final bench spot?
    I have limited adds but have an open roster spot right now.

    D Gordon, D Mesoraco, C Blackman, M Pineda, J Chavez, Harang

    If it helps this is the rest of my team
    C Santana 1B Pujols 2B Altuve SS E Cabrera 3B Miggy OF Stanton, Bautista, Marte
    Util LongoriaJ Abreu Bn Gyorko, B Hamilton, W Myers
    P Tehrehan, Ventura, Wacha, Masterson, Salazar, Gray, Liriano, CObb, RP C Allen, R Brothers

    Thanks!!

    • The Guru

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      Hey Wacha, thanks for Razzballin’. Might give Dee an add and grab some runs/steals.

  21. Allan says:
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    Guru what are your thoughts on Garrett Richards and Tyson Ross?

    • The Guru

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      I’m a Ross fan, especially in that ballpark. Richards a streamer at best depending on the matchup. He was lucky to escape in his last start.

  22. Em says:
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    I need someone to plug in utility spot, Laroche, Kyle Seager, Ozuna, or Todd Frazier? Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Ride the Ozuna train until it derails – and it might not.

  23. Matt says:
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    Okay seriously, do I trade McCann for help elsewhere since i own mesoraco in 11 teamer? this guy is amazing

    • The Guru

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      Mesoraco is in the April Hall of Fame with Kevin Kouzmanioff and Ryan Hannigan. I’d hold McCann unless you can get something really good for him. Send some offers out and see what happens. Maybe a panicked Miggy or Fielder owner will make a deal with ya.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: hannigan appears to only be in the april 20th hall of fame.

  24. Mikey says:
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    Hey I’m deep at pitching, would you look to trade one of my pitchers (either cueto, zach wheeler, or Bumgarner) for either Jose Reyes, Starlin Castro, Matt Adams, or Dominic brown.

    Here’s the rest of my team;

    Catcher – Salvador Perez

    1b- goldschmidnt

    2b- pedroia

    SS – Alexi Ramirez

    IF- andrelton simmoms

    OF- Bryce Harper

    Of- Matt Holliday

    OF- hunter pence

    OF- Slot open was just dropped Bradley jr & added cueto

    DH- Adam Dunn

    Utility- dee Gordon

    Bench- Martin prado, Eric Hosmer, Carlos Santana , and Victorino on DL

    SP- Strasberg

    SP- tanaka

    SP- Gerrit cole

    RP- papelbon

    RP- I’m using Alex wood here hes RP / SP eligible

    Bench: Johnny cueto, zach wheeler, Madison bumgarner.

    The rest of his team:
    Yadier Molina , Joey votto , Ben zobrist, ,kouzmanoff, Starlin Castro, Matt Adams, Alex rios, jay Bruce, Dominic brown , Alfonso soriano, Delmon young (DH), Jean seguara (utility),
    Bench- Jose Reyes, nava, profar

    Pitchers: Jordan Zimmerman , yu darvish, Shelby miller

    RP: Craig Kimbrel, Sergio romo

    Bench: Clayton kersaw , Matt latos, Ventura

    • The Guru

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      I wouldn’t trade any of those arms for the choices you gave me. You have too many bats just doing nothing on your bench. I’d get rid of Dunn for sure, he’s useless. Look to trade a bench bat for a closer.

  25. MacK says:
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    Who should I drop to pick up Mat Latos off of waivers? Kris Davis, Kolten Wong, or Jonathan Villar?

    • The Guru

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      Wong. Hopefully Latos makes it back.

  26. Ambreen says:
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    Would you start shawn kelly in 15 teamer this week?

    • The Guru

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      Sure, if you need the saves.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: K-Rob likely back Tuesday.

  27. Ron says:
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    3 Quickies

    1) More saves ROS – Farnsworth or Broxton?
    2) Less blown saves ROS – Farnsworth or Broxton?
    3) Drop Valverde to pickup which one?

    • The Guru

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      Wow, coin flip really. Chapman will be back at some point. So how many saves can Brox get over the next month? In the short term I go Brox and worry about the rest later.

  28. joeg414 says:
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    Pls rate as bench bats mixed daily 6×6 roto
    C.Young-of,Texeira,Markakis,Kubel, David Murphy, Dayan Viciedo. As bench bats.
    I already have Kubel, but I could use at least one maybe two more with CarGo hurt.
    Pls rate as bench bats mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • The Guru

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      For the next week I’d go Viciedo and Markakis.

  29. Skenny Lofton says:
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    My Willin Rosario, Jose Altuve, and Christian Yelich for his Votto and Wong? I’ve been running some combination of Abreu, Fatassandoval, Posey, and gives Headley at 1B/3B/CI so far… and this would leave me with just Ackley and Wong at 2B, but I was thinking I’d grab Callaspo with the open roster spot from the 3 for 2 deal….

    Abreu has been fine, but Sandoval and Headley are killing me and I’d rather slot Posey in at C. I am a rookie skipper in a 10 team H2H, 6 keeper league. 2-1 after 3 weeks… doesn’t this make my team much better?

    • The Guru

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      It’s fairly even trade. Personally I hate these type of three for one trades (Wong is a throwaway in my opinion). I wouldn’t do that deal. Sandoval will hit, be patient.

  30. BOB says:
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    Would you drop Eovold for Dozier. I have altuive at 2b and dozier got dropped. And his counting Stats other than Avg are awesome for middle infield. Also if I dont win that claim. I am thinking of dropping Eovoldi for Peralta and the double start week.

    10 team H2H Roto Categories 6×6 Extra Categories is K’s for Hitters
    C-Posey
    1B-Goldy
    2b-Altuive
    ss-Hanley Ramirez
    3b-Beltre
    OF-Braun
    OF-Alex Gordon
    OF-Nelson Cruz
    DH-E. Encarnacion
    B-Will Myers
    B-Allen Craig
    B-Coco Crisp
    B-Xander Bogaerts
    B-Nolan Arenado
    B-George Springer
    P-Bumgardner
    P-Tanaka
    P-Zimmerman
    P-Anibal Sanchez
    P-Ventura
    RP-Holland
    RP-D Robertson
    B-Sonny Gray
    B-Jesse Chavez
    B-Danny Salazar
    B-Nate Eovoldi
    DL-TIjuan Walker

    • The Guru

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      I’d drop him for Willy P. You have too many bench players as it is. Trade someone and get a decent closer.

      • BOB says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks. Ill Grab WIlly P. And you dont like Greg Holland (KC closer) and Robertson (yankee Closer)? He should be back active Tuesday?

        • The Guru

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          Sorry, didn’t see Holland there. Once Robertson gets back you’re good to go.

          • bob says:
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            @The Guru: @The Guru: Would you Trade Will Myers For Jay Bruce?

            • The Guru

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              I’d make that deal.

  31. Alex says:
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    Need to dump one in deep dynasty, nava or ruggiano?

    • The Guru

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      Punt. Ruggiano I guess. I have a soft spot for Nava and he does hit righties.

  32. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league.

    Drop Allen Craig for Justin Morneau? Is Craig gonna turn it around or too early to give up on him for the hot bat?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Don’t give up yet. Morneau is a hot play at Coors vs. righties – the Platoony Tunes poster boy. I’d drop a lesser bench bat for him this week and have.

  33. Joe G says:
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    Guru Iam tie in the matchup this week but in OBP he is .335 and Iam .332 but in the suspended Games muccutchen hit a single and a doble in 2 at bat do you think i can tie him in that catagory with the correction of stats?

    • The Guru

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      Sorry, no clue. I think yes, but math is hard. Where’s my abacus?

  34. Sange76 says:
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    Quick follow up:
    12 team h2h points keeper league:

    On the Morneau tip, keep Craig but drop Daniel Murphy for him at a Utility or bench spot, (which Craig will most likely take on the pine for a while)… Neil Walker is my only other 2b. Is Morneau worth that personnel move or roll with 2 second sackers instead?

    Also, is Boegarts and Castellanos good enough to go with at 3rd, although it is easily my weakest area since I’m pretty stocked at all other slots… or drop the before mentioned Murphy for Headley instead?

    Thanks brother!

    • The Guru

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      Morneau for murphy could work. Bogaerts will get it going once weather turns warmer. *crosses fingers* I want no part of Headley.

  35. LT says:
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    Drop Erasmo, Salazar, or Mejia for any of K. Gibson, W. Peralta, Hammel, Z. McCallister? Dropping these players would make them ineligible to be kept next year in my league. Erasmo could be kept in the 23rd round next year which is my only reason for holding on hope so far. Pitching has been my only need.

    • The Guru

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      Mejia for Peralta.

  36. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What do you think of the following trades in a H2H points league that is tilted towards pitching.

    Shelby Miller and Springer for Scherzer
    Salazar and Springer for Harper
    Miller and Springer for Bumgarner

    Broxton or Jim Johnson

    • The Guru

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      Johnson.

      Not sure what you’re pitching staff looks like but I’d take the deal for Harper.

  37. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Trade got vetoed in my league. I gave Braun, Trumbo, Cingrani and Soria for McCutchen, Votto, and Chapman. Points league HR are worth 8 points. Do you guys think it should have been vetoed? Thanks

    • The Guru

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      I don’t see any reason to veto any trade that’s on the up and up between two agreeable teams. Join an RCL next year.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Nicholas Pieroni: curious as to which side is being claimed better in that trade.

      • Nicholas pieroni says:
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        @goodfold2: league says the cutch side is the winner by a larger margin. As they put it the trade has Braun and crap for a first rounder, a borderline first rounder and the best closer in baseball when healthy.

        • The Guru

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          Get a new league. Ha! I see nothing wrong with this trade.

  38. Mike says:
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    which of the three would you drop?

    Broxton, Soria or Santos?

    thanks Guru.

    • The Guru

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      None? Prob Brox if I have to.

  39. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    So, 16 team keeper, h2h….OPS and Holds added cats..we can keep 5. There is no limit to how long…just small inflation per year ( can be up to $5). Guy wants to move Puig, who is only a $1. Ill be honest and say Puig does act like a dickhead sometimes…but I am not gonna let that blind me form his talent. He has all the tools to be great…just needs to mature a bit. Anyways, I am rambling. Offer on the table is…

    Abreu $24
    Longo $34
    Segura $13
    for
    Puig $1
    Arendao $9
    Desmond $13

    I was still a Segura believer…but after seeing him start off so bad after a terrible second half I am worried…and at this point I prefer Desmond. I think Abreu and Longo are prob about maxed out, or close to me, for keeper price. Longo was a keeper…got in slight bidding war for Abreu. I would be sliding Cuddyer to 1B ( or Laroche who i will most likely pick up if I accept the deal…because Cuddyer is hurt). This is my current offense…

    C- Gomes
    1B- Abreu
    2B – Murphy
    3B- Longo
    SS – Segura
    LF – Braun
    CF – Eaton
    RF – Bautista
    UTIL – Cuddyer
    Bench – Aoki and Ackley

    For 16 teams my offense is pretty strong. I guess my question is do I do this deal to get Puig so cheap? I am leaning yes because of that price tag. I know I am giving up some nice power, but I truly believe Puig is going to be a star. I do like Abreu and Longo, but am not tied to them…so to speak. Would this dela be worth it? Am I giving up too much? Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      You’re giving up 3 potential superstars for one potential superstar on the cheap. It’s just too pricey for me. I really like your team w/out Puig and I’m a Puig fan btw.

  40. Sandersman says:
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    Weekly points league, strikeouts are -1 point.

    Drop Blackmon for Aoki? Was sure I was going to drop Blackmon, but he had a great day today and still wondering when he’s going to cool off. Keep riding Blackmon?

    Rest of OF are Rios, Marte, Cuddyer, with JHamilton on the DL. I put in a FAAB bid on Springer, but I’m weary of his value since strikeouts are penalized hard. What would a reasonable bid be for him, given my current OF? ($100 FAAB budget).

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold on Blackmon for now. As far as Springer goes, I’m starting to think my FAAB estimates are low – one guy on here said someone in his league spent their entire budget on Springer. I cant see doing that unless maybe you’re in a Dynasty league. I wouldn’t go above $25 for him.

  41. Alex says:
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    Drop Harang or Simon?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I’m going to enjoy this Harangatang run until it explodes in my face.

  42. Wake Up says:
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    Goo

    Makers is not Scotch…

    HST would beg to dicker… Wild Turkey was his jam…

    Nevermind, it’s working anyway…carry on…I see what you were doing there…nice work!

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      You got the idea. If I said Islay only five of us would get it. Ha! Cheers!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @The Guru: doctor Thompson would most certainly drink any whisky around (favorites or not)

  43. ferris says:
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    Rank ros please

    wheeler
    Lincecum
    eovaldi

    is it close?

    Were u in pianowski’s chat tonight? Imposter alert?

    • jal179 says:
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      @ferris:

      Eovaldi, Tiny Tim, Wheeler

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I did stop by to say howdy to Scott.

      Wheeler, Lincecum, Eovaldi. Close between the last two.

  44. jal179 says:
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    Is Gio Gonzalez for Jay Bruce unfair? 12 team nk h2h yahoo.

    I got no bench bats and am looking to upgrade my OF.

    My other starters are Madbum, Teheran, Sonny boy, Ventura, Eovaldi, Martin Perez, Chris Archer, Tyson Ross.

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      @jal179:

      Secondly, which chucker would u offer for George Springer??

      My current OFs are A Jones, Rios, Beltran, Aoki, Yelich (starting all 5…)

      • The Guru

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        Offer any except the first 3.

    • The Guru

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      It’s fair enough. I might even like Bruce better.

      • jal179 says:
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        @The Guru:

        Yeah I though it might be a bit low ballish.

        I think Gio is expendable

  45. jal179 says:
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    Aoki or Yelich ROS? 5×5 + OPS

    What would Aoki + Chris Archer type yield for an OF? Is the Wil Myers/Matt Holliday/Alex Gordon tier close??

    I need some HR help and feel Yelich and Aoki are brothas from anotha countra

    • The Guru

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      I want to say Yelich, but it’s Aoki. That tier seems about right and worth a shot.

      • jal179 says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thx good sir.

  46. fausto says:
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    1. Veras/Johnson droppable as CL? (that would leave me with Frieri, Santos, Strop), Im holding out hope for Johnson.

    2. Dumb to Trade Marte for Ozuna? im fine in sb. (its weekly 5×5) I ended up with too many Pirates, kills me on off days.

    3. Trade Springer (before he possibly tanks) for an Sp1 or 2? or hold?

    4. Basically my team sucks and im looking for someone else to blame it on.

    Sal. Perez
    Edwin/Rizzo/Hosmer
    Phillips
    Castro/Bogaerts
    Alvarez/Middlebrooks
    Gomez, Ajax, Marte, Springer, Brantley
    SP- Madbum, Fister, Salazar, TIllman, Porcello, Quintana,(Erasmo = Stream-able spot).
    RP- Frieri, Johnson, Veras/Strop, Santos.

    Thanks in advance,
    best fbb site in the internet-iverse

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Fausto. Drop Veras, Johnson will be back closing soon. You can do better for Marte. Find a Pirate lover to trade with. Selling high on Springer is a good idea – for the right player. But, he’s going to be good. You’re team doesn’t suck it’s still early. Never panic in April.

  47. Jayson says:
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    Hey guru I’m in a 10 tm h2h weekly roster lock league (will lock at Red Sox first pitch at 11 am)

    Just seeing input on the roster I put together for this week

    Catcher- Carlos Santana

    1b- goldschmidnt

    2b- pedroia

    3b- David wright

    SS- Alexi Ramirez

    IF- Andrelton Simmons

    OF- Bryce Harper

    OF- Matt Holliday

    OF- hunter pence

    OF- Martin prado

    DH- Adam Dunn

    Utility- Dee Gordon

    Bench- Eric Hosmer , Salvador Perez , Victorino on DL

    SP- Strasberg

    SP- Tanaka

    SP- Johnny cueto

    RP- Papelbon

    RP- Alex wood who I have here because he’s both RP & SP eligible

    Bench- Madison bumgarner, zach wheeler & Gerrit cole(would you start cole over Strasberg ?)

    – keep or drop Victorino? If I drop Victorino here’s who I’d add: george springer, Eric young jr, Michael Brantley, Christian Yelich , Nolan arenado, Lucas duda (he’s OF & 1b), or justin morneu

    Thanks & keep on rocking!

    • The Guru

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      Apologies for the late response. Nice team. Victorino may be back this week so I’d keep him. Adam Dunn is the player I’d look to drop for Springer whose upside is tremendous.

  48. Raplh says:
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    Morneau or LaRoche?

    • The Guru

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      Morneau this week.

  49. Rudacious says:
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    Springer or Soriano?

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Rudacious: Can’t you keep both?

    • The Guru

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      I like Springer a lot. He could go 20/20. You pretty much know what Soriano’s ceiling is.

  50. Bi-Felicia says:
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    I own jerko, hill, segura, No wonder my teams in 11th place outta 12

    • The Guru

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      It’s still early. Don’t connect the garden hose to the car just yet.

  51. tagman says:
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    Dynasty H2H

    Who do you drop? Morasco, Gattis, McCann.

    • The Guru

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      Do you mean Mesoraco?

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