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I recently came across the book (remember those) Sixty Feet, Six Inches by Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson at a yard sale and found my 75 cents well spent. I also picked up Judas Priest’s British Steel on vinyl for a buck. Breakin’ the law, breakin the law. It was a great day all around, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with this. Anywho, back to the book. In the rectangular thing that has words written on paper, the two Hall of Famers discuss a number of topics including gaining an edge. Here’s Reggie and Gibby discussing it on what may or may not have been an appearance on Between Two Ferns. Baseball players are all about getting an edge. Some ways are subtle: peeking back at the catcher, stealing signs, watching for tipped pitches. Some, not so subtle: an arm slathered in Coppertone, a bat full of superballs, some ground up deer antler injected directly into the brain stem. A way to gain an edge in our world of fake baseball (time to toot the Razzball horn) is using the Hitter-Tron, the Stream-o-Nator, and paying attention to lefty/righty splits with Platoony Tunes. Now someone buy Rudy a drink! I spend more time with these tools than I do with my own. Sorry ball-peen hammer. Sorry Dremel. Sorry oscillating bandsaw, but last time I used you it didn’t go so well.

This week let’s look at some jammer crammer platoony types. Streaming the overlooked bat that crushes lefties or righties is a cheap source of power. Personally, I like to have an open roster spot or two and rotate hot hitters depending on matchups. If you’re in a “set it and forget it” weekly league or have a short bench, you probably don’t have the room to carry a guy just to face lefties once or twice a week. However, if your roster’s big enough and managed wisely, going a bit Platoony Tunes is an easy way to pad the stats and gain an edge. Time to jam it or cram it.

Jam or Cram: Adam Lind, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays

Availability: 73% Yahoo, but only 22% ESPN

Career Platoon Splits: Vs. righties 2097 AB, 124 HR, 432 RBI, .270 AV, .501 SLG, .840 OPS

Vs. lefties 772 AB, 19 HR, 90 RBI, .227 AV, .356 SLG, .627 OPS

Platoony Tune Value: $12 vs. righties, $-4.7 vs. lefties

The Gist: Adam Lind is one hot schmotato right now. He hit .370 for the week, .409 this month and .340 on the year. He even had a hit against a lefty. It’s Bizarro World! Lind will get the majority of his starts against right-handers which makes him the Platoony Tune poster boy. I’m sure he’s honored.

Key Stats: Lind’s BABIP is .391. His line drive rate is 21.6%. The Blue Jays hold a $7 million option for next season. CHA-CHING!

X-File: Lind’s career high in walks in a season is 58. This year he has 23 walks already. Did this guy get LASIK surgery or something when we weren’t looking?

Jam or Cram: Just like my red hot romance with my Russian mail-order bride won’t last, neither will this steaming streak by Lind. But, like in both cases, I’m going to enjoy the ride. JAM. Anastasia???

 

Jam it or Cram it: Cody Ross OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Availability: 89% Yahoo, 99% ESPN

Career Platoon Splits: Vs. lefties 970 AB, 60 HR, 178 RBI, .293 AV, .576 SLG, .935 OPS

Vs. righties 2214 AB, 64 HR, 290 RBI, .250 AV, .407 SLG, .716 OPS

Platoony Tune Value: $10.6 vs. lefties, $4 vs. righties.

The Gist: It’s been a disappointing season for Cody Ross thus far. He ended a 16-game homerless streak May 28 and hasn’t hit one since. Ross only has two home runs on the year after hitting 22 with the Red Sox last season. Ross did have seven hits in the Dodgers series last week, raising his average from .253 to .271. And he didn’t punch anyone. He may be about to get hot.

Key Stat: In his career, Ross averages 36 HR per 500 AB against left-handed pitchers.

X-File: Chase Field is great for right-handed hitters and Ross gets the Miami Marlins at home this week.

Jam or Cram: The Red Sox Dark Lord, Larry Lucchino, once described Cody Ross as “cheerful”. Then he let him walk to Arizona. That’s 2634 miles. Thanks Google Maps. While Ross has always hit lefties in his career, I’m not blind Razzballers. The blind are courageous. Ross has been turrible. I’m not courageous enough to put the cheerful one on my All-Platoony Team yet. CRAM

 

Jam it or Cram it: Tyler Colvin 1B/OF, Colorado Rockies

Availability: 92% Yahoo, 97% ESPN

Career Platoon Splits: Vs. righties 763 AB, 39 HR, 127 RBI, .255 AV, .489 SLG, .793 SLG

Vs. lefties 253 AB, 7 HR, 30 RBI, .225 AV, .415 SLG, .683 OPS

Platoony Tune Value: $13.8 vs. righties, $1.6 vs. lefties

The Gist: It was a disastrous week for the Rockies. Did someone put a curse on Denver? The Rockies lost Troy Tulowitzki to broken ribs, Michael Cuddyer has bruised ribs, Carlos Gonzalez got whacked with a foul ball in the on-deck circle thinking of ribs and Dexter Fowler hurt his hand trying to take Todd Helton’s baby-backs. I hope Tyler Colvin is wearing a flak jacket. Since being called up a week ago, Colvin has seven hits, three of those are home runs and he’s knocked in nine.

Key Stats:  At Triple-A Colorado Springs, Colvin was batting .293, with a .914 OPS, four triples, eight doubles, nine home runs, 29 RBI and 42 runs in 56 games.

X-File: Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Colvin will get playing time, especially against right-handers. Weiss then collapsed in the dugout and an alien burst through his ribcage.

Jam or Cram: Colvin is just a year removed from a season in which he hit 18 home runs, drove in 72 and batted .290. 17 of those homers came off right-handed pitchers. He should be one of your Platoony Tune friends. JAM. Now let’s go to Sticky Fingers, me want ribs!

 

Jam it or Cram it: Mike Carp, 1B/OF, Boston Red Sox

Availability: 87% Yahoo, 81% ESPN

Career Splits: Vs. righties 501 AB, 21 HR, 73 RBI, .257 AV, .450 SLG, .782 OPS

Vs. lefties 144 AB, 4 HR, 23 RBI, .299 AV, .340 SLG, .805 OPS

Playtoony Tune Value: $10 vs. righties, $1.4 vs. lefties

The Gist: Mike Carp is finally getting some playing time in Boston and making the most of it. Shane Victorino can’t play every day, Jonny Gomes can’t hit and Mike Napoli has been out with “intestinal distress” since eating a Fenway Frank out of Dustin Pedroia’s beard. This year, Carp has crushed right-handed pitchers with seven homers, 22 RBI and a .337 average in 39 games. Carp had another home run off a righty yesterday. Or as they say in Boston, “CAAHHP GOES YAAHHD.”

Key Stats: Of players with at least 100 plate-appearances this season, Carp ranks second in SLG (.680) and third in OPS (1.052).

X-File: Carp has more extra-base hits than Victor Martinez, Andre Ethier, Martin Prado, Pablo Sandoval and Ryan Zimmerman. People own those big fish.

Jam or Cram: Setting aside my Red Sox bias, (I’m putting it right over here next to the Big Papi bobblehead the kids got me for Father’s Day) Mike Carp is a must pick up. He’ll hit for good average and above average power. If Carp can get the at-bats, he could end up with 15-18 home runs. I’m not saying that just for the halibut. *collective groan* JAM.

 

Here’s some other Platoony Tunes that may give you the edge:

Rajai Davis TOR $14.9 vs. lefties

Garrett Jones PIT $12.I vs. righties

David Murphy TEX $12.1 vs. righties

Dayan Viciedo CHW $11.9 vs. lefties

 

*Bonus Tracks* Streaming Starters:

Bud Norris vs. CHW: Norris has allowed just eight earned runs over his last five starts. The White Sox are last in the AL in runs scored. JAM

Jarrod Parker vs. TEX: The Rangers are top 10 in runs scored, RBI and average. CRAM

C.J. Wilson vs. SEA: Wilson allowed five hits, two runs and struck out four in beating the Yankees Friday night. JAM

Jon Lester vs. DET: Lester’s career ERA against the Tigers is 4.78. CRAM

 

Thanks for the read. Now let’s grill some ribs and listen to some Priest. As usual, your humble Guru will be here for questions, comments and mail-order bride advice. Get The Guru’s daily jam or cram and fantasy roster 411’s on Twitter @TheGuruGS.

 

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  1. I have two of these guys (Colvin and Carp) on my radar as a UTIL/backup 1B … over the long haul, I like Colvin more but he’s on the road all week and I’m sure a lot of his value disappears into the thin air when he goes to sea level, right?

    Then I noticed Brandon Moss, also a free agent, and that the A’s play every day this week and only face righties (albeit including Darvish and Iwakuma among them).

    In a league where I can make daily lineup changes and where my biggest need is power, which of these three sluggers — Colvin, Carp, Moss — would you suggest over the next week or so?

    • The Guru

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      Hey Enrique, despite facing Darvish and Iwakuma I’d roll with Moss this week in the Texas jet stream.

      • @The Guru: Many thanks … I’ll probably just sit him for those two games. Once he starts facing lefties, I guess I can drop Moss for Carp or Colvin or another hot bat.

        Keep Jammin’ it with the column!

        • The Guru

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          Good plan and thanks for writing.

  2. Ty says:
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    Great write up Guru. I’m glad you brought up Colvin and Carp. I’ve grown tired of Swisher not sweet and I’m looking to drop him for one of the 2 C’s. Who do you like for ROS? I’m in a 5×5 roto league. Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Hi Ty, thanks for the read. I like what I’ve seen out of both players, especially the past week. I’ve seen Carp play more than Colvin. But, I am tempted to lean Colvin because of the home field advantage.

      • Ty says:
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        @The Guru:
        I appreciate the reply. Would you start either of these guys over reddick? 7 days of all righties sounds enticing

        • The Guru

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          I’d go with Reddick. Oh, Mike Carp just got hurt. Looks like a hamstring. Stick with Reddick.

  3. JT says:
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    Guru, need some help. Points league, rank the SPs for ROS Wacha, Cingrani, Ramirez, Bauer,& Gausman. Thanks for your assistance

    • The Guru

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      Hey JT, its a boatful of rookies. Our prospect guy Scott Evans could give you the best answer. But here’s what I see: Wacha’s been sent to Triple-A, Cingrani is headed to the bullpen or Triple-A, Gausman is in the minors, Ramirez just finished his third rehab assignment, Bauer can’t throw strikes and thinks he’s a rapper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7V0lTnzoVw. Not sure how any of those guys can help you. Maybe Cingrani or Wacha when or if he gets called back.

      Zack Wheeler is the young arm I want.

      • JT says:
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        If Wheeler was out there I would already have him, but its a deep league. Points ROS-Lohse, Hellickson, Cahill, Tommy Hanson, or Detwiler? (PS Thanks for the video. I needed the laugh.)

        • The Guru

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          That Bauer kid is crazy, right?

          I’d rank them Helickson ,Cahill, Loshe , Detwiler, Hanson.

  4. It's A Trap! says:
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    Been offered Stanton and Bumgarner for Bautista and Holland. Also have Wilhelmsen, Perkins, and Romo on staff. Only worried about the Stanton for Bautista part, do you see Stanton breaking out enough or outplaying Bautista over the rest of the season?

    • The Guru

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      Take Stanton and the Bum all day my friend. 22 homers and 65 RBI ROS for Giancarlo is not out of the question for an optimist like me.

  5. The Guru

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    Just a heads up Razzballers, Mike Carp is day-day after a hamstring injury today.

  6. Joey Belle says:
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    Any love for Nate Sheirholtz? Hes doing pretty well this year, and I added him while Braun is on the DL. Can he continue his .290/20/10 pace? Isnt he better than most or some of these platooners above?

    • The Guru

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      Shierholtz is playing well this season. A couple homers and .375 last week. I can see 20 home runs as a real possibility. The average will fall a bit though. His lefty/righty splits are about the same in his career, so I didn’t throw him in todays jam or cram. I still like Adam Lind over him though.

  7. Future says:
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    rendon or arenando ROS?? I wanna grab one to back up headley- 5×5 league

    THANKS!

    • The Guru

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      Thanks for writing in. Rendon is having a great week, but I’m leaning Arenado ROS. It’s close though.

  8. Sharkey says:
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    I’ve just been offered Cano for Segura and Altuve do I pull the trigger? I’m feeling this trade what do you think?

    • The Guru

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      Pull that trigger.

  9. BK says:
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    Hey. All of you Razzball guys are awesome!

    In a 10 team/H2H league, I have Fielder at 1st with Goldshmidt at UTIL. I feel like my team is either killing it or getting crushed each week due to some unstable pitching, with Cole Hamels getting abused or no run support and some other decent pitchers getting rocked at the wrong time.

    Would trading Fielder for Adam Wainwright be a good move?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold. If pitching is a problem for you, use the Stream-o-Nator and stream the best matchups.

  10. Dude says:
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    Wil Myers!

    • The Guru

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      He’s up and he’s going to play. Hope he pays off for everyone that had him stashed. I have him on a couple teams and I’m curious to see what he does. Is 15 homers 45 RBI and a .275 AV too optimistic? I think not.

  11. Al says:
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    Good stuff. Now let me know, I would be crazy not to take this. Tulo for my A Rendon and Granderson. I just traded pedroia, hill is on the DL, I am in 1st place in my h2h league. He would go into my gaping hole of a mi slot and I would wait til hill gets off the DL, hopefully next week. Segura is my primary Ss.

    • The Guru

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      Thanks Al. Tulo is out 6 weeks probably. That’s a long time to wait. Granderson will be back sooner and Rendon hit about .450 this week. I wouldn’t do it.

      • Al says:
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        Okay, thanks. I have a place for Granderson in the OF, but I heard a nasty rumor they might keep him out til mid July. Problem I have is that Rendon has been hitting everything, and Tulo scares me. Would it surprise anyone if he didn’t come back til September, then was just me?

        • The Guru

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          I’m not touching Tulo ever again. He’s dead to me.

  12. J Money says:
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    12 team Roto 6×6 with OPS and QS

    Would you rather have:
    Shields or Miller and Uggla
    Price and Kipnis

    • The Guru

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      Price and Kipnis.

  13. Chris says:
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    Two questions:

    For my last OF spot in a “set it forget it league”: Rios, Jennings, or Marte?

    In same league my last SP spot: Colon @ Seattle, Cole @ LAA, Wheeler @ ATL?

    • The Guru

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      Ill take Rios and Colon.

  14. Kevin says:
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    Hey Guru, I have a couple of sit or start questions for you.

    Cashner @ SF, Ryu @ NYY

    I’ve been holding Wheeler for a while now, pretty excited to see him go on Tuesday. Let him ride with confidence?

    • The Guru

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      Hey Kevin, I am starting both. I like the Ryu match up quite a bit. I may sit Wheeler in his first start.

  15. Jeff P says:
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    In a 5×5 OBP keeper league I need to drop an outfielder to pick up a MI. I am at or near the top in HR, RBI, R, OBP, and near the bottom in SB.
    Do I drop Victorino (SB, but not playing everyday), Willingham (HR but not playing everyday) or Ozuna (keeper value)?

    • The Guru

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      Hi Jeff, I’d drop Ozuna.

  16. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Rizzo to pick up will Myers?
    Thx!

    • The Guru

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      I wouldn’t drop Rizzo. Anyone else you can drop?

    • Sky

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      I wouldn’t.

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Hi, Tits McGee. Glad we agree.

  17. Jason says:
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    Would you stream Leake at home against PIT?

    • The Guru

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      He’s viable, so I’d stream him.

      • Jason says:
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        What about Corbin at home against MIA?

        • The Guru

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          Really? I’d stream one of the Niekro’s against the Marlins.

          • Jason says:
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            With the luck I’ve been having, I’ve been doubting everything. I figured it out and if my pitching allows zero earned runs for the next 50 innings pitched I’m still last in my league with a 3.96 era. Not much has gone right for me this year.

            • The Guru

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              Ouch. Still plenty of season left.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Jason: Don’t think Corbin qualifies as a streamer at this point. Respect is due.

          • The Guru

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            Agreed.

  18. Mike says:
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    Which three would you start this week? Need to bench two of these guys.
    Need homers and steals

    Torri hunter, Austin Jackson, cuddyer, rizzo, Joyce,

    • The Guru

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      Jackson and Cuddyer.

      • The Guru

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        To the bench.

        • Mike says:
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          Thanks!

          I’m surprised by Ajax… Why hunter over him?

          • The Guru

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            I tend to shy away from a guy just coming off the DL. It’s close between Torii and Ajax though.

  19. AJ says:
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    I was offered Verlander for Puig and Wil Meyers ..re-draft..what you think?

    • The Guru

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      Give me Verlander if you have hitting.

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: oh and my current SP is Stras, Anibal, Porcello, Santiago, Liriano, Cole, and OF is A.Jones, Pence, D.Brown, Braun, Beltran, Puig and Myers

      • The Guru

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        Verlander would be a nice addition for sure. I’m all for selling high on Puig.

        • AJ says:
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          @The Guru: yea for an ace for sure…you don’t think Myers will have an impact? I heard he was going to get some solid playing time..his debut is Tuesday

          • The Guru

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            He’ll be good. I think Myers will hit 12-15 homers, 50-55 RBI, .275 AV. Anyone looking still looking for this years Trout has to know by now its not going to happen.

            • AJ says:
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              @The Guru: @The Guru: yea I hear ya!! Thanks…only thing that kinda concerns me with Verlander is those horrible games he had earlier this season..main one being against the rangers..

              • The Guru

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                He’ll be just fine going forward.

                • AJ says:
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                  @The Guru: ok thanks!! Appreciate it!! He isn’t Justin Verlander for no reason!! It will be nice having him and Stras side by side!!

                  • The Guru

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                    No prob.

  20. sange_da_man says:
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    Grabbed Lind when Moreland went on the DL…..who do I keep rostered when he comes off this week? Can only keep 1….thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Good grab on Lind. I’d stick with him.

      • sange_da_man says:
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        @The Guru:
        Thanks…totally fell into that one…was a click away from grabbing Alonzo instead….yikes!
        Also, while I’m thinking about it, and since I can maybe clear Moreland off a DL spot….was thinking of dropping Lincecum, grabbing AJ Burnett, throwing him in Moreland’s old/now empty DL spot, then grabbing Rick Porcello until Burnett is healthy…..thoughts?

        • The Guru

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          I like that plan. Porcello may turn out to be the best of the bunch.

  21. Bobby says:
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    Hey would you drop either Nate Mcclouth or Ike Davis to add Will Myers? I don’t necessarily need the extra OF position but I’d rather roster him then have him on my opponents , I’ve also heard he could get some good playing time.

    Here’s the rest of my team- Carlos Santana, Paul goldschmidt , Ben zobrist, Ian Desmond, David wright , mike Napoli, Giancarlo Stanton , Jason Hayward, Alex rios, Dominic brown , utility Puig- bench: Adam Dunn, Nate mcclouth , Ike Davis & Matt kemp on DL.

    Some other players available are Lind, Josh Rutledge , Brandon Moss

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      What are you doing with Ike Davis? Send him away. Pick up Myers. Drop Dunn. You have a big bench. Maybe grab another arm out there.

      • Bobby says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks for the response, I guess I was holding on to Ike because once kemp comes of the DL to activate him I’d have to drop someone & was going to drop him then , lol if I didn’t have kemp on the DL Ike would’ve been canned along time ago.

        As for picking up another arm here are my pitchers Cole hamels, Jordan Zimmerman , Matt Harvey, RP’s Craig Kimbrel & wacha was in there since he had the RP tag but I’m dropping him with the news he’s been sent down & ill prob try & find another starting pitcher who is RP eligible or find another closer to stream & on my bench there’s grenike & David price on DL

        • The Guru

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          Ike is dead to you now.

      • Darcy Butler says:
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        @The Guru: I like a big bench and I can not lie… They are more comfortable for sitting.

        • The Guru

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          Are you paraphrasing Sir Mix-a-Lot?

          • Darcy Butler says:
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            @The Guru: sir who?

            • The Guru

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              He’s the black sheep of the Royal Family.

  22. Parker says:
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    jam or cram Peter bourjos over carp or Colvin?

    • The Guru

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      Jam over Carp (who hurt his hammy today). I’d take Colvin if he could get regular playing time. Someone kidnap Helton! Bourjos is the safer bet over both. But I do likey Colvin.

      • Parker says:
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        @The Guru: ah-ha! the ol’ hammy, that’s why I dropped him for bourjos earlier today! now I remember. it appears I suffer from short term memory loss. guess it helps for dailys.

        on a side note, I’ve been offered Myers and Alex Gordon for my fowler and the hobbling Sandoval. my mind tells me this is way to much to send away, but the injuries are piling up (Tulo, Scutaro, Sandoval)….

        I’m in the fence, leaning toward the staying put side. what think you, Guru?

        • The Guru

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          Yes, hold for now.

  23. sange_da_man says:
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    H2H points keeper league……Last place team wants my Marte (rd 17 keeper)and my Jason Castro for McCutchen in return…..I should be clicking accept instead of wasting time typing this question, right?

    • The Guru

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      Let’s pretend you never asked. Accept.

  24. AJ says:
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    So what are your thoughts on Rutledge…Bust or give him some time?

    • The Guru

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      Give him some time. Let’s see what happens.

      • AJ says:
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        @The Guru: ok thanks.. also Prado was dropped and cleared waivers..would you grab him instead of waiting for Rut? Also hear Gyorko may be back by June 25th…also I have jose Iglesias he’s been doing pretty good to where Boston is looking to give him PT every chance they get…not sure what direction to go…so many options!

        • The Guru

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          Would love it if Prado came around. He still might. Iglesias will come back to Earth. Gyorko was a great rookie find. He might be the best of the bunch.

          • AJ says:
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            @The Guru: Thanks !! Yea I like Gyorko too…hopefully he comes bak where he left off!!

            • The Guru

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              Light a candle for him.

  25. David says:
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    Thoughts on Ackley?

    Word is he could be back up soon to play OF and he is currently posting .412/.524/.574 in 68 PA down in Tacoma.

    • The Guru

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      If he can hi the M’s will find a place for him. I’m starting to think he may be one of those 4-A players; too good from Triple-A, not good enough for the majors. I’m staying away.

  26. AJ says:
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    Closer question here..so I have both heath bell and jj putz…I was gonna lose putz until Bell started looking shaky..and now I’m hearing putz is progressing well…do you think it safe dropping putz or bell now? Or hold on and see what unfolds?

    • The Guru

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      Hold and see what happens.

      • AJ says:
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        @The Guru: ok thanks…yea I might as well…I’ve waited this long lol

        • The Guru

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          I’m with you. Maybe Puttz proves to not be such a putz in the end.

  27. Danny B says:
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    Drop Hanley for Carp?

    • The Guru

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      I wouldn’t do that. Besides Carp hurt he ‘ol hammy today.

  28. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Who would you rather have? Moreland or Blanks? 14 team league…I drafted Ike, it obviously didn’t work out. Snagged Moreland, and then picked up Blanks when he hit the DL. One added wrinkle is we use CF, LF, RF…in which Blanks has LF, RF, as well at 1B. My gut tells me Moreland for ROS, but just not sure.

    • The Guru

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      Blanks has been a good fill for you. Thank him and stick with Moreland.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @The Guru: He sure has, but Moreland it is. Thanks for the quick response.

        • The Guru

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          Anytime Mr. ‘Stache.

  29. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Shelby/Colon

    Joey Bats/Henderson

    Who wins? Please and thank you to anyone who has an opinion.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Really depends on needs so its tough to answer. But I’d go with side with the best player. Bautista side.

  30. Chicken Dinner says:
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    5 man OF

    Aoki, Arcia, Jay, S.Smith, JD Martinez.
    DL: Pagan, Harper, Hart

    Staff 7 Pitcher at least 2 RP no more than 4

    Shelby, Colon, Minor, Moore, Liriano, Greinke, Danks, Santiago, Cole, Archer, Figaro
    DL: A.Sanchez

    OFs T U F F right now but not bad when they’re back.

  31. Kevin says:
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    ROS @ 1B…Lind, LaRoche, Blanks.. I want to trade one for JJ PUTZ (I have Bell) as owner is need of 1B.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Lind, Laroche, Blanks.

  32. Harris says:
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    Advice would be appreciated. Of the following which four would you start .. H2H league. I was thinking Puig,Gomez,J.Upton and Fowler. I am considering BJ this week because of the 8 games and the fact the Braves always hammer the Mets in Atlanta. 5 game series.

    Puig
    Fowler
    C.Gomez
    J.Upton
    BJ Upton
    Gardner

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I like the way you’re thinking. Maybe BJ over Fowler. Fowler is dealing with a finger issue.

  33. Mike says:
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    Drop Reynolds, Frazier or Moreland for Colvin?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Moreland if you really want Colvin.

      • Mike says:
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        @The Guru:

        Who has better ROS value in your opinion? Is Moreland’s job security that much better?

        • The Guru

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          It’s close but the edge goes to Moreland because of Colvin’s playing time uncertainty, lefty/righty splits, and home/road splits. He’s a great week though.

  34. Subs81 says:
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    6×6 3 guys tied with me in 1st- ($2k!!)

    17 b 9 p.
    4th in BA– HR 170(me) 154 145 RBI 599(me) 540 529 R 629(me) 617 & gaining 590 572 SB 105(hurt E Cabrera) 94 90(me) OBP .3485 .3482(me) .3377

    K 688-662-661-643-635-602-602-581(me)
    k/9 8.81-8.75-8.58-8.20-8.12-8.00-7.92-7.86(me)
    W 50-46-44-44(me)-3@42
    WHIP 1.1082-1.13-1.15-1.1771-1.181-1.2024(me)
    eRA 3.23-3.24-3.38-3.40-3.49-3.531(me)

    Trout and segura are only $8 in this keeper league

    I get scherzer-victorino-s castro-wells-verlander
    I give jjohnson-blanks-segura-Kjhnsn-trout OR C Davis
    DO it..?
    will I win & who do I give trout or Davis?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      If it was me, I’d hold. Once ECab gets back you will be in even better shape.

  35. Subs81 says:
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    PS after u answer the last one please….
    Another offer is trout segura ( both 8 ) for kershaw. & cargo-col ( both 18) in this 260 keeper

    Is one much better than the other?

    • The Guru

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      I’d want the Trout side.

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