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Phew! The fantasy baseball DT’s have finally subsided. It was touch-and-go for a while with many Trainspotting-like moments. Choose life. Choose a job. Choose Razzball. We are 90 games in and while I’m not so good with the math (look I spelled “boobs” on my calculator) me thinks that’s more than half-way through this fantasy season. If you were one of the lucky ones that drafted Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis, or Carlos Gonzalez, good for you. If you happen to own all three, I tip my turban in your general direction. But for the rest of us that drafted Jason Heyward, Matt Kemp, and Brett Lawrie, we have some ground to make up. Hurry, everybody in the El Camino and let’s cruise over to the waiver wire flea market. While sifting through Mexican blankets, Blue Oyster Cult 8-tracks and old Playboys (Jaywrong, put that down! Oohh, Suzanne Somers), we might just find the player that catches fire in the second half and sends us to a fake baseball championship. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose to jam it or cram it.

Jam or Cram: Darin Ruf, 1B/OF, Philadelphia Phillies

Availability: 95% Yahoo, 91% ESPN

Current Stats: 33 AB, 8 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .333 AV, 1.072 OPS

The Gist: Ruf will see most of the action at first base with Ryan Howard out for the next two months with a knee injury. Ruf could shift to the outfield if he proves he belongs in the majors. So far, so good. He hit a 420 foot bomb in his first game. Ruf has legitimate power. It’s a small sample, but his career HR/FB is 26.3%. Manager Charlie Manuel says Ruf is the best thing out of Nebraska since the corncob cell phone. No one had the heart to tell Charlie he was talking into an actual ear of corn.

Key Stat: Ruf had 38 home runs, 104 RBI, 303 total bases and a .317 average last season at Double-A Reading.

Second-Half Prediction: 12 HR, 40 RBI, .260 AV, .780 OPS

Jam or Cram: With all the rookie hype surrounding Yasiel Puig, it’s hard for any other ManBearPigs to get some love. Darin Ruf deserves some. He has the opportunity for regular playing time, has multi-positional eligibility and Puigish power. Now give him a hug. No, harder. He likes it..ahem..ruf. JAM.

Jam it or Cram it:  Brandon Barnes, OF, Houston Astros

Availability: 99% Yahoo, 99.9% ESPN

Current Stats: 77 G, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 9 SB, .250 AV, .681 OPS

The Gist: Hurray, Brandon Barnes hit for the cycle Friday night. He was out on that double btw, but I did take notice. I also noticed in April when, after going 3-5 with three RBI against the Yankees, guess who Barnes was compared to by an unnamed to protect the guilty baseball “source”? If you guessed Bo Jackson I owe you a case of Makers Mark my friend. I would have guessed Brandon Walsh before Bo or Brandon Barnes.

Key Stat: Barnes had 12 homers and 21 steals in the minors last year.

Second-Half Prediction: 4 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, .240 AV, .666 OPS

Jam or Cram: We could pull the ‘ol fantasy cop-out here and say, “he’s worth a look in deep leagues and AL-only blah blah blah.” I won’t waste your time as I know your time is valuable and you have to get to that 2 o’clock showing of Pacific Rim. Barnes strikes out, doesn’t walk and reminds me of a right-handed Josh Hamilton…after a three-day bender in the Third Ward. There’s a reason Barnes is an 8-year minor leaguer. Catch my drift? CRAM.

Jam it or Cram it: Brandon Beachy, SP, Atlanta Braves

Availability: 63% Yahoo, 69% ESPN

Current Stats: None as Beachy recovers from Tommy John surgery.

The Gist: It’s been about a year since Brandon Beachy blew out his elbow and Heidi Watney returned my calls. Those two things are completely unrelated as far as I know. But Beachy may be ready to help the Braves and your fantasy staff. Friday night Beachy was looking good in a rehab start at Triple-A. Beachy allowed one run on five hits in five innings of work with three strikeouts and a walk. Heidi also looked good Friday as I watched her from the court ordered distance of 500 feet.

Key Stat: Beachy’s career K/9 is 10.7.

Second-Half Prediction: 6-3, 3.45 ERA, 70 K, 1.20 WHIP

Jam or Cram: Ok Razzballer’s, I need a little pitching help, so I may be slightly optimistic here. However, Beachy will be back after his next rehab start this week *fingers crossed/pray to Jeebus*. I’m going to roll the dice. He can’t be worse than Yovani Gallardo or Jon Lester can he? I’m feeling lucky. Now please excuse me while I make a call. Hello, Heidi? JAM.

Jam it or Cram it: Jesse Crain, RP, Chicago White Sox

Availability: 78% Yahoo, 99% ESPN

Current Stats: 2 W, 19 H, 46 K, 0.74 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

The Gist: Crain is currently on the DL with a shoulder strain, but will be back soon. At least the White Sox hope so because they are in the selling mood and the suitors are knocking at the screen door with flowers and prospects in hand. Crain has been linked to the Red Sox, Tigers and Rockies. And why not, Crain is having a better season than Chris Perez, Tom Wilhelmsen and Francisco Rodriguez.

Key Stat: Crain has a 46:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season.

Second-Half Predictions: 2 wins, 1 save, 7 holds, 25 K, 2.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP

Jam or Cram: It looks more and more like Uncle Jesse will be shipped out of Chicago. Boston could be a likely destination and he may end up closing there with Andrew Bailey done for the year and Koji Uehara pushing it innings wise. As a set-up guy he has been great, as a closer I just don’t see it. Need holds, need help with ratios, he’s a safe jam. But if you’re a SAGNOF seeker you may want to search elsewhere. In his 10 years in the league Crain has four more saves than I do and I throw one mean wiffle ball. CRAM.

*Bonus Tracks* Other possible diamonds:

Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Carter could easily hit 12-15 homers the rest of the way. If you can live with the .240 average he’s worth a spot. JAM.

Adam Eaton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Eaton may steal you 12 bases, hit four home runs and he’s on everyone’s second-half add list. Who am I to argue? JAM.

Marlon Byrd, OF, New York Mets: Byrd continues to hit. The Byrdman swatted his 16th homer on Saturday. His ownership is around 30%. B.J. Upton has 8 homers, 70% ownership and is on the DL. Welcome to Bizarro World. JAM.

DJ LeMahieu, 2B/3B, Colorado Rockies: DJ is a Hitter-Tron favorite for the week and I will not cross the Tron. Last time I did he debased my toaster oven. Also DJ gets four games against Miami at home this week. JAM.

 

Thanks for the playing along Razzballer’s. The Goo is poolside today, but available for all your jammer crammer questions. Follow The Guru on Twitter @TheGuruGS for the daily jam or cram, fantasy roster 411?s and other gooey shenanigans.

 

 

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  1. AJ says:
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    Better 2ndbe base option Gyorko, DJ Lemahieu or kelly johnson?

  2. The Guru

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    Hi AJ, this week the play is DJ. He gets the Marlins in Colorado and should have a productive week. ROS, I’d lean Gyorko but it’s close with all three.

  3. The Red Cyclones says:
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    Byrd has been huge for me so far, hope he keeps it up.

    Nats announcers speculating that the Dodgers could start running a Ethier/Puig platoon in the OF with everyone healthy…nobody bought Puig off me when he was hot, so I might be stuck now. Should owners still hold out hope since Carl “Glass Cannon” Crawford and Matt “Cramps” Kemp are better than 50/50 for another two week DL trip sometime this season?

    • The Guru

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      Yes, Byrd is one of those surprises that find their way onto rosters during the season. I’ll keep plugging him in there until he goes south.

      ManBearPig was a great story while it lasted. I traded him during his hot streak, but still own him on one team. I’ve been trying to flip him, but no takers. I’ll hold him and hope for some more Puig magic. One of those other Dodgers will break soon.

      • The Red Cyclones says:
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        @The Guru: Byrd homered again in today’s game…

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Can someone give Matt Kemp what the Byrdman is having please.

          • The Red Cyclones says:
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            @The Guru: Considering he just got up gingerly and limping after an awkward slide into home in the 9th, I’m not sure that’s going to help. I feel like I’m the fantasy baseball version of the Cooler or something.

            • The Guru

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              We will hold you personally responsible!

  4. Matt P says:
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    Someone is offering me Pedro Alvarez for Hultzen and Leonys Martin? 16 team dynasty h2h points league, 6 player minor league team

    I’ve got Arenado at 3rd now who is sucking hard… but I feel like I’m giving up too much future production for a guy who might just be having a couple of good months lately?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Hey Matt, yes I can understand not wanting to give up the future. But I’m a win now guy and would seriously consider that trade. Alvarez could hit 12-15 homers, 30something RBI the rest of the way. If you’re in good position to win this year I’d do it.

      • Brian says:
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        @The Guru: Agreed. Plus I think Alvarez has good value in a keeper league…

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Win now, tomorrow the sharknado could hit us all!

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Good Golly Guru, so what you’re saying is Crain mighth get moved to a team to be their closer while he is not closing with his current team?

    • The Guru

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      That’s what I’m saying Mr. Jack. It’s a real possibility, especially if he ends up changing his Sox color. If he goes to the Rockies I don’t expect him to close there as they have Brothers.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @The Guru: does Belisle play in that at all?

        • The Guru

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          I don’t think so. The workload might be catching up to him. He was pretty shaky before the break. Think it’s part of the reason the Rockies are looking at Crain.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @The Guru: If I sold my soul for Rock n Roll, what do I sell to have a better fantasy team?

            • The Guru

              The Guru says:
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              You are the Johnny Favorite of fantasy baseball. Where is your team hurting?

                • The Guru

                  The Guru says:
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                  Yes, I see the pitching prob. I have a similar team that I’m trying to fix with the heavy reliever strategy. In first by 1 point and don’ think it’ll hold. You might get some good stuff back for Davis and Papi.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @The Guru: I traded for Davis a while ago, thinking of moving for some runs

                    • The Guru

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                      Well, Davis is 3rd in the league in runs not sure you can get much better, but if you could get Adam Jones or maybe Ellsbury it might help. Sell high my friend. That team isnt toast yet.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @The Guru: what do u think of Ells for papi?

                    • The Guru

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                      Like that idea. Ells is going to have a big second half. If you can make it happen do it.

  6. Josh says:
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    Hey,
    Someone just offered me Lynn, Chapman and Rizzo for My McCutch and Melky (who I was going to drop) Its a 10-team H2H Keeper league (keep 12) My hitting is stacked, weak in pitching

    • The Guru

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      Hard to give up a bat like the dread pirate. If you really need the pitching and the hitting is fine, it could work for you. I expect a good second half from Rizzo, there will be plenty of saves for Chapman. My worry would be Lynn. He was torched yesterday and the Cardinals are going to be careful with him innings wise.

  7. Tom says:
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    Love the column. I have a large lead in my H2H 5×5 each cat league so I am preparing for the playoffs. Cards and Rockies hitters and Braves pitchers both have great schedules during that period. Boston pitchers do not have good schedules. I’m thinking about offering my Rios, Hosmer and Lackey for his Holliday, Fowler and Minor. Does this make sense for me? Will it look close to fair to the league?

    • The Guru

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      I’d say it looks good for you. Holliday will be out a bit though but should have a good second half. It’s a fair trade. I’d want the Holliday side.

  8. Mike says:
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    Kennedy or Chad Gaudin ROS?

    • The Guru

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      Hi Mike, thanks for writing in. I know there’s some Gaudin love out there right now, but I’m holding onto Kennedy. Its been a disappointing season thus far, but I say he turns it around.

      • Mike says:
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        @The Guru: thanks appreciate it.

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          No problem, Mike. Thanks for Razzballin’.

  9. Jay says:
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    Hey Guru, which catcher do you like better ROS; Jonathan Lucroy or Evan Gettis?

    I currently have Carlos Santana but I could move him to either infielder, 1b, DH or utility. Would you drop Ike Davis for any of those names I mentioned? Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Davis is dead to me. Which means he’ll probably hit 20 homers now. With the injuries in ATL outfield I’d roll with Gattis for now. If he cools off and Lucroy or Davis get hot you can always pick them up.

      • Jay says:
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        @The Guru:

        Oh yeah I know about ATL’s outfield , I also have Jason Heyward- who’s been up & down , but mainly down & I’ve been benching him often

        • The Guru

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          I hear ya, I’m a Heyward owner too and I’ve been waiting and waiting…

  10. Darcy says:
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    I’m just beginning to get into baseball, till now I was more of a football girl. I find I enjoy it more as I begin to understand its subtleties. Delving into the fantasy side of things (thanks for the help there Mr. Guru!) has provided some incentive to research further. What surprises me is how “delicate” these players seem to be! Christ! They should be fairly fit but do themselves an injury simply doing what they are paid millions to do. That being said… what does one do with a Clay Buchholz?? He seems to be enjoying his paid vacation a bit too much me thinks. Keep him and keep hoping he will see clear to play again someday or say adieu?

    • The Guru

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      Howdy Darcy, thanks for reading. Red Sox fans are certainly reaching the boiling point over Buchholz. Now comes the three words no one wanted to hear when it comes to Clay: Dr James Andrews. I’d hold for now if you have a DL slot available and see what Dr Death has to say.

      • Darcy says:
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        @The Guru: While we are on the subject of frustration and Red Sox pitching what are your thoughts on Jon Lester ROS?

        • The Guru

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          Lester has looked good until he gets 2 outs in an inning. Frustrating. He was asked today if “anythings wrong with him” and he replied, “yeah, pitching.” I’m holding him for now but I won’t start him against the Rays Tues.

          • Momuirnin says:
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            @The Guru: well maybe he needs to investigate a new line of work. We need some calm heads on the mound. No more prima donnas.

            • The Guru

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              Never trust a guy from Washington with a Texas accent. Lester could turn it around though. He was very good to start the year.

              • Momuirnin says:
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                @The Guru: fingers crossed! :)

  11. timmay says:
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    better 2nd half future? archer, gaudin or kluber? all are looking nice.

    • The Guru

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      Like what I’m seeing from Archer, but it’s pretty even between the three. I’ rank them Archer, Kluber, Gaudin.

  12. fantasyvultures says:
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    Top two for potential ROS- Beachy, Pineda and Miguel Alfredo gonzalez?

    • The Guru

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      Beachy and Pineda.

  13. Momuirnin says:
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    I have noticed your literary references and have been impressed. James Joyce, Anthony Burgess, Charles Bukowski, and now Irvine Welsh! Did you read the novel or are you the movie type? If you enjoy Welsh and the scottish working class vernacular check out my favorite: Marabou Stork Nightmares. And, as always I enjoyed your article and thanks for the help!

    • The Guru

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      Thanks for reading. I like Welsh quite a bit. “Stork” is quite a trip.Takes a while to get used to reading the Scottish dialect. “Acid House” was one of my faves. Welsh is on my literary fantasy team. Maybe a mid-round pick.

      • Momuirnin says:
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        @The Guru: Haha. Yes, I would feel less out of my league handling a literary fantasy team! What a renaissance man you are. I missed Acid House but I will go download it to the kindle now. Still not sure I like this electronic book thing but it is convenient. Now I can’t stop thinking of who would make my literary fantasy team…

        • The Guru

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          Yes, all my books and music are on the ipad now. Miss having the stuff to hold though. Such is the age we live. With the first pick in the literary fantasy draft the Guru selects William Faulkner.

          • Momuirnin says:
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            @The Guru: I would have to put Tolkien on there. My first literary love affair.

            • The Guru

              The Guru says:
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              You’re a funny little hobbit.

              • Momuirnin says:
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                @The Guru: it’s the furry feet. ;)

  14. Topes says:
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    Thanks for the article.

    Trade winner: Cingrani for B. Hamilton

    • The Guru

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      Hi Topes, I’m guessing you’re in a Dynasty league. I’ll take the young arm of Cingrani. While Hamilton can fly for sure, I’m not sure he’ll get on base. Looks like he needs another year at triple-A to me.

      • Topes says:
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        @The Guru:

        Not a dynasty, single season very deep 14 team roto league. I could use some pitching but if Hamilton is called up before september, he could be a game changer in SB (which I’m doing alright in but not great w/ Revere going down)

        • The Guru

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          I’d stick with Cingrani. If Hamilton gets called up he’ll be a pinch runner late in games. His defense just isn’t good enough and he’d be batting eight if he got a start. Hamilton will be good, he’s just a year or two away me thinks.

          • Topes says:
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            @The Guru:

            Thanks! Trigger pulled.

            • The Guru

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              Cool, good luck on the rest of the season.

  15. bojangles mcgee says:
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    what should i try to get for harvey? im in 1st in my h2h league and i have both harvey and fernandez but i need to try and flip them because ill be screwed in the playoffs…

  16. griff says:
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    Guru,
    In a dynasty roto, which would be the better long term pick up: Xander Bogaerts or Brad Miller?

    • The Guru

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      Miller in the short term, but once Bogaerts gets to the bigs you are looking at a Machado type. I want Xander.

  17. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Drop Heyward for Soriano? I’m going crazy here. Does that make me crazier?

    • The Guru

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      I understand the frustration. Me thinks Heyward turns it around in the second half. Lets say 7 HR, 35 RBI, 7 SB, .265 AV. But Soriano won’t be far off that except the BA. I’d hold.

  18. Gabe says:
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    Would you give up prince fielder for hamels and chapman or kimbrel? Got gold and rizzo for back up.

  19. Gabe says:
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    Would you give up prince fielder for hamels and chapman or kimbrel? Got gold and rizzo for back up.

    • The Guru

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      Depends on where I am in the standings and if pitching is my problem. I tend to go with the daily stats over a once a week starter and 2-3 saves a week.

  20. jose says:
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    guru they offer me allen craig for my longoria and heyward should i accept the trade?

    • The Guru

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      Hit reject. For Longo and Heyward I’d want Miggy or Trout.

  21. jose says:
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    guru what about longoria for buster posey straight?

    • The Guru

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      Seems fair. Depends on who takes third for you and who you have catching now.

  22. bojangles mcgee says:
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    what should i try to get for harvey? im in 1st in my h2h league and i have both harvey and fernandez but i need to try and flip them because ill be screwed in the playoffs…

    • The Guru

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      Answered below.

  23. Matt P says:
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    Having some problems picking my last two spots in my 16 team h2h dynasty league, who would you rather have out of these, need one OF and one Util

    OF: Eric Young, Ruf, Brett Wallace
    Util: Young, Ruf, Wallace, Smoak, Belt

    RIght now I’m rolling with Young and Smoak, hold or switch for any of those guys?

    • The Guru

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      Yeah, I’d hold while those two are hot.

  24. baby hippo says:
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    who should i try to get for harvey and fernandez or should i just hold… h2h league

    • The Guru

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      What do you need? You should get something pretty good for Harvey. Aim high, negotiate from there.

      • baby hippo says:
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        @The Guru: well the best offer i could get in my league is shelby miller… lmao. everyone is worried about his innings limit as am I. And the same with fernandez he has an innings cap.

        • The Guru

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          You might be “stuck” with them. Not such a bad problem. Maybe you could flip one for a bat that is down like Heyward.

          • baby hippo says:
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            @The Guru: yeah i mean i dont mind it. same guy offered me latos straight up for harvey…

            • The Guru

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              You’re looking to trade Harvey for another arm? You could take a chance on Hamels or Cain. I think they bounce back.

  25. Rudacious says:
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    Out of these 3 outfielders i HAVE to bail on one of them.

    Jason Heyward
    Jayson Werth
    Alfonso Soriano

    Who are the top 2 here. Is it close?

    • The Guru

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      Heyward, Soriano, kick Werth to the curb…twice.

      • Rudacious says:
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        @The Guru:

        Will do! Thanks for taking the time brotha.

        • The Guru

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          No prob, thanks for writing.

  26. Adam says:
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    Should I drop Carlos Martinez or Sonny Gray for Deduno (I need wins and k’s)? Non-keeper obviously.

    • The Guru

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      Gray.

  27. Mariner Mike says:
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    Hey Guru, what’s the story with Rosario plays two day’s off one I guess great work if you can get it. Just picked up Brad Miller for SS I think he has a good second half,you like? Have Brown,Bautista,Marte,Ellesbury,and Cespedes in OF streaky HR hitters killing batting ave. but oh well just wanted to vent. Have a good day Guru and thanks always for the thoughts.

    • The Guru

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      Nice pic up with Miller. Think they are just taking it easy with Rosario. Vent anytime.

    • Mariner Mike says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Also do you like Hill or Infante at second ROS thank you again

      • The Guru

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        Hill is the play.

  28. JJ says:
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    Hey guru. I have to figure out who to drop to get Kemp off of the DL.
    I play in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    Here is my squad
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    SS-JJ HARDY
    3B-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-D.FOWLER
    OF-C.CRISP
    OF-J.WERTH
    UTIL-A.LAROCHE, B.LAWRIE
    DL-J.GYORKO, M.KEMP, C.GRANDERSON

    SP-M.HARVEY
    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-C.HAMELS
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-C.JANSSEN
    P-K.UEHARA
    P-J.BENOIT
    BENCH-J.FERNANDEZ, K.MEDLEN, M.GARZA, Z.WHEELER, G.COLE, E.RAMIREZ

    I Would actually have to drop 2 guys since Gyorko has been activated as well.

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Werth and LaRoche look expendable.

      • JJ says:
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        @The Guru:
        I can see Laroche but Werth has been red hot lately. 2 more HRs today. You think that I should let one of the young arms go? Maybe Wheeler? I wont be able to keep em all for next year as we only keep 10

        • The Guru

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          If you’re going to drop an arm I might drop Erasmo before Wheeler.

  29. AJ says:
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    Would you trade Puig and Pence for Joey Bats? Redraft 10 team

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: my other OF are Jones/Myers/Bourn/Beltran/Braun/EYJ

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold.

      • AJ says:
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        @The Guru: yea only reason I’m looking to unload is cuz I have a crowded OF cant play everyone everyday…would drop EYJ but he gets me steals!! Ha

        • The Guru

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          I see that. Nice problem to have. Will he take Pence and Bourn or Myers?

          • AJ says:
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            @The Guru: I doubt he will take Bourn…don’t know about Myers..I can try…Myers is playing really well right now..

            • The Guru

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              Yes, Myers is looking good, But I’d trade him and Pence for Joey Bats.

              • AJ says:
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                @The Guru: sweet Ill try it out…also whats the word with this Hechavarria kid..he looks legit but with no power…if he could steal bases I would drop EYJ for him in a minute!!!

                • The Guru

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                  Hechavarria is hitting leadoff now, but that team is so bad I’d hold onto EYJ.

                  • AJ says:
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                    @The Guru: yup that’s another negative…we’ll see what happens

                    • The Guru

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                      Keep an eye on him, but I’m not expecting much.

                    • AJ says:
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                      @AJ: Will do!! Thanks

  30. boat rower says:
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    was offered Puig for Anibal. Is that a must accept? I have all 11s and 12s in pitching cats, but I’ll only have 5 starters left I can trust + Medlen. No start or innings limit either.

    -.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Looks like a fair trade. I’d take the Puig side with your lead in pitching. You can always use the Stream-o-nator.

  31. Terse

    Terse says:
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    Guy in my league just dropped Miguel Cabrera, is he worth a pick-up?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Let me email Scott Pianowski and I’ll get back to you.

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @The Guru: haha thanks!!!!!

  32. Mariner Mike says:
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    Guru forgot to ask do you like Hill or Infante at second ROS thanks again

    • Mariner Mike says:
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      @Mariner Mike: sorry missed your answer

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Still liking Hill, but Kipnis would be nice. Ha!

  33. AB says:
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    Need to drop Blandton to activate Kemp. Is it worth losing his start vs. MIN tomorrow to swap Kemp in for Josh Hamilton? Thanks.
    Background: I generally win pitching cats (5×5) with Waino, Scherz, Harvey, Minor, Garza, Kluber, Milone, Parker; and I really hate Josh Hamilton for trying to sabotage me.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Hamilton has been doing better. SON likes Blanton tomorrow and I like anyone pitching against the Twins usually. Kemp may not play with the ankle thing.

  34. Rocky says:
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    Trying to take advantage of a Matt Holliday owner who needs wins now and upgrade my pitching down the stretch in a 10 team NL Only. Offering Cuddyer/Corbin/Ryu/Wheeler for Holliday/Burnett/Liriano/Nolasco. Fair?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Could work for you. Seems fair enough. Give it a shot.

  35. Buffalo Runner says:
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    I jammed on Chris Carter when I dropped the axe on Ike Davis.

    should I pick up Darin Ruf instead?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Stick with Carter this week.

  36. Poong says:
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    In an obp/slg 19-team league. I have Hanley at ss and am currently playing brad miller at util. Was offered ruf for miller. Your projections look like a dunk to make this deal but streamer/zips are more bearish. Thoughts? Should I wait and shop miller more?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I admit my predictions are on the bold side. I think you can do better for Miller.

  37. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    I’m still holding it. Just thought I’d let you know.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      You’re going to go blind!

  38. AJ says:
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    Hey there Mr. Guru…how are you? so with Braun out what you think about trading Stras straight up for Bautista? Current SP Stras,Anibal,Liriano,Garza,Moore,Fister,Latos..OF Jones,Beltran,Bourn,Aoki,Myers,Pence,EYJ,Puig…good deal or hold?

    • The Guru

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      Hi AJ, doing well. Lots of people looking for bats today. Stras for Bautista huh? If you need the bat it is fair. While your SP looks pretty decent, I’d expect some regression with Garza in Texas. However, I’d prefer the bat over the arm. Good luck.

      • AJ says:
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        @The Guru: yea definitely .. I actually ended up making a offer which is pending….my Stras/Hardy/Pence for his Bautista/Tulo…what you think?

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Pray your guys stay healthy.

          • AJ says:
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            @The Guru: I know!! Lol ,,,that is if he accepts and that’s what I pitched to him, that his players get hurt a lot lol….but man it’s a 10 team HTH leauge and I’m in second.. back in forth actually 1st and 2nd annnnd without ped Braun …. But the guy that is in 1st has….You ready??? Lol…..Miggy, Davis, Hanely, Werth….and the list continues lol

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