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If Chris Archer was aiming to win last night he was right on target, pitching seven innings against the fearsome Orioles lineup, allowing just 2 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB and striking out two to grab his first win of the year. Bulls-eye! Archer even retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced. Let’s just say opposing hitters could hear Kenny Loggins’ music playing with Archer on the hill because they were riding into the DANGER ZONE, LANA! Relax those monster hands, you don’t have to be Krieger to know Archer misfired in his season debut, surrendering five runs to the Indians and lasting just four innings. But he looked Sterling last night. Chris threw just 84 pitches in the outing, hurling his 95-mph fastball with ease and locating the pitch with perfection. Even Burt Reynolds was impressed. Pitching coach Jim Hickey told Archer he needed to see more of that change up, and both the change up and the slider were on full display last night. He was able to throw both pitches on any count with excellent confidence and control and kept the O’s hitter off balance all game. Although, his next start at Fenway this week is not ideal, he should be streamer-worthy going forward given the right match ups. Until David Price returns from his triceps injury, Chris Archer looks to see a few more starts and is worth a flier in AL-Only and deeper mixed leagues. Also, danger zone!

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

Melky Cabrera 3-for-4 with his 3rd HR and 2 RBI. Do not worry owners, the Melkman’s webmaster is hard at work on a new webpage to get Cabrera out of this Biogenesis scandal. The site’s already got a page view counter and everything. Although the fact that he’s using geocities is a bit concerning.

Francisco Liriano 7.0 IP, 2 hits, 5 BB, 8 K and his 4th win. Francisco struck out seven batters in the first three innings, which was some kind of Pirates record. Pretty impressive. But less impressive when you consider the player whose record he beat did it with an peg leg and eye patch.

Jason Grilli 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 3 K and his 23rd save. Those are Jordan numbers, ya’ll! Sorry, correction, I meant to write that’s Jordan’s number, ya’ll.

Travis Wood 6.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 BB, 1 ER, 6 K. He’s only given up over 3 ER in a start once all year (May 25, 5 ER @ CIN). Travis Wood has been as solid as oak.

Desmond Jennings 1-for-3 and his 6th HR. He’s batting .302 with a HR, SB and 7 RBI over the past two weeks. Not exactly what you expected when you drafted him so high, but you’ll take it. You sort of have to.

Adam Wainwright 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 K and his 9th win. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Matt Harvey. I absolutely adoooore Matt Harvey, but if Waino isn’t starting the All Star game for the National League I am just going to snap.

David Freese 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI. The Cardinals had 16 hits, and Freese extended his hitting streak to 14 games. This must have been what everyone was yapping about when they said to draft him. Now let’s see some power!

Justin Verlander 7.0 IP, 7 hits, 3 ER, 6 K, 8th win. JV tried to stay in the game by comically attempting to avoid Manager Jim Leyland, walking around him to the end of  the dugout while Leyland held his hand out. A hilarious prank! Verlander with the sick dodge! Naturally, Leyland was not amused. “He might think that was comical but I don’t think that was comical at all.” An actual Leyland quote, folks. These jokes write themselves!

Jose Valverde 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER. Came into the game in a non-save situation and allowed solo homers to Drew Stubbs and Jason Giambi and almost blew his four run lead. Because [expletive deleted] your fantasy team.

Andy Dirks 2-for-5, run, RBI. Dirks’ owners, I’m going to find out where you’re hiding your Austin Jackson voodoo doll, I’m onto you! Needles in the crotch? That’s just uncool. Enjoy the ride while it lasts.

Victor Martinez 3-for-4 with his 5th HR and 3 runs. Has now hit homers in back-to-back games and three in the past week. This is exactly what the Tigers GM was looking forward to when he signed V-Mart two years ago. Great things come to those who wait.

Jim Henderson Jimbo had his first rehab appearance last night and pitched a scoreless ninth inning, giving up a hit and striking out three. Should return to the closer role when eligible; if he’s out there on your waiver wire go grab him.

Josh Donaldson 1-for-4 with the grand salami! His 9th homer. My “friend” (and I put friend in quotes because our friendship relies on how good my fantasy advice is) is upset that despite JD being the second-rated third baseman on the player rater he can’t get anything for him in a trade. Donaldson’s actual value is a lot higher than his perceived value, his value on your team will probably be higher than anything you’re getting for him in trade. So hang on for the ride.

Jarrod Parker 7.0 IP, 7 base runners, 2 ER, 4 K. Not what you hope for against the White Sox but not bad either, and I know owners were holding their breath as Parker headed back out on the road again, Willie Nelson. Six straight quality starts, it appears Parker’s horrible April is behind him. The rain just really bums him out, man.

Josh Reddick 2-for-4. Grey told you to BUY him. He’s hit safely in 6-of-7 games since returning from the DL, and has a homer and 3 RBI in that span. In the preseason I said I thought Jed Lowrie would be this year’s Josh Reddick, well, you know who’d make an even better Josh Reddick this year? THE Real Josh Reddick! Make it happen, JR.

Salvador Perez 1-for-3 with a 2-run HR, his second of the year. Sally hit 3rd in the line up and responded big with the jack off Jordan Lyles. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 hitting second as the Royals might have figured out a batting order that could work for them. It probably had nothing to do with the fact that they played the Astros. Oh please, let it be true. I’ve stuck with Perez through the grieving process, don’t let my fantasy team die on me either, Sal!

Cliff Lee 7.0 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 9 K. When they ask, who would want to take on the Adverb’s insane back-loaded contract for a guy his age, I say, “I would. I would pay $20+ million a year for this guy.” He’s that good.

Domonic Brown 1-for-3. Yeah, the hit is nice, for sure, but I’m really gonna need to see some power from him before you can call me a believer. How about a home run once in a while, Dom! Geez!

Jean Segura 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th SB. Jean hit the game-tying triple in the 7th inning, then scored the game-winning run in the ninth. Brewers fans? How much do you love this guy? I bet it’s a lot, on account of, it should be.

Jedd Gyorko 4-for-5, 8th HR. The Gyorko store called! This week only, buy three hits, get a home run for free!

Carlos Quentin 3-for-5, 7th HR, 3 RBI. Grrrrrr.

Cameron Maybin 2-for-5, run, RBI and stole his 3rd base in just two games. Grey told you to BUY. He’s currently under 10% owned in RCL leagues. Yes you should pick him up. Go grab him. Quickly, before Cameron beats you too it. That dude is fast, man!

Kyle Blanks 3-for-5, 2-run HR (5th), 3 RBI. Man, those San Diego Petco-ers must be loving life in their visits to Coors Field. The Pads scored 9 runs on a whopping 17 hits, including 2 from Yasmani Grandal and 3 from Everth Cabrera.  There’s no place like home, unless you play for San Diego, then there’s no place like Coors.

Nolan Arenado 2-for-5 with his 5th HR and 2 RBI. A-Ha! I knew there was a reason I hadn’t dropped him yet. This doode hits walk off home runs! All day, son!

Todd Helton 3-for-5, 3 RBI. 2001 called…ah, you know where I’m going with that. The Rockies weren’t about to get outscored by the P-Drays on their own turf. They scored 10 runs on 17 hits with Dexter Fowler  and Troy Tulowitzki chipping in 3 hits apiece.

Carlos Gonzalez 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Was his usual slice of awesome pie as the Rox took out the Padres in a slugfest at Coors, but CarGo had to leave this one in the 6th with a knee injury and was seen limping badly. Uh-oh. It’s the same injury he had in spring training so there’s cause for concern, but hopefully CarGo is able to play through it. If he were to hit the DL, Jonathan Herrera would likely see time in center field. Say it ain’t so, CarGo!

Yasiel Puig 1-for-3, 4th HR. He even got intentionally walked in this one! He’s a monster! Terrorizing opposing pitchers! ManBearPuig. Half man. Half bear. Half Puig. 100% pure molly whopping home run power! This is serial, you guys. Al Gore warned us he was coming but he picked him up anyway, and that guy won a Nobel Prize, yo! Excelsior!

Hyun-Jin Ryu 7.2 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 6 K. If I make Gangnam Style joke here is that racist or just stupid? I think it just makes me super lame because that song’s like a year old. Lame I can handle. Regardless, Ryu’s been fantastic and now has five straight starts where he’s allowed 2 ER or fewer. He’s lowered his ERA to 2.72 and has gone over 7.0 IP in his past three starts. Sounds like gangnam style to me.

Jeremy Bonderman 6.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 2 K versus the New York Yankees. Hey you guys, you ‘member Jeremy Bonderman? Me neither. Still, this start was much better than his last and he gets the Astros at SafeCo next week, that is not a terrible streamer option. This is the only time I will ever recommend Jeremy Bonderman, and I’m not even sure I did. Oh, I regret it already.

Nick Franklin 2-for-3, run. Grey told you to BUY him for his 20-20 potential and Nick reached base three times last night. Y U no lead off? Fun fact: Nick is the great-great-great grandson of Benjamin, who invented the American turkey. Or something like that.

Patrick Corbin 7.1 IP, 7 hits, 1 ER, 4 K. Arizona’s favorite lefty was on point once again, but the Snakes couldn’t slither up any offense soon enough to get him his 10th win. Ssssssssorry, PatCo! The D-Backs remain undefeated (12-for-12) with Corbin on the hill, which begs the question, why not start him every game?

Paul Goldschmidt 1-for-4 with a 3-run HR. I looove…Goooold-schmidt. As you all know, Grey takes the weekends off to catch up on drinking all those daiquiris you’ve been buying him, but he wanted me to pass along this important message (he wrote it while braiding Rudy’s afro into cornrows): “Au shizz!” And that’s me quoting Grey!

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

165 Responses

  1. Scott says:
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    Keeper League – Dom Brown or Puig?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Scott: I’d have to go with Puig in a keeper league, but definitely want Dom Brown for 2013.

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @Dan Pants: I second that

  2. Jake "The Snake" says:
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    $100 FAB. 12 team league
    Roughly, what would you pay for a recently dropped Aaron Hill

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Jake “The Snake” Depends how much FAB dollars I had left and more importantly who I had a 2B or middle infielder. If need an upgrade at those position I could see spending up to a quart of my budget $25-30 for Hill. He’s had a few setbacks which makes me hesitant to bid the farm on the guy, but when healthy he can be one of the top second basemen in the league.

  3. Gareth says:
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    My infield of Asdrubal Cabrera and Chase Utley is out of action and I need 2 fill ins for Week 11. Which 2 players out of the 4 Waiver options below would you add for Week 11:

    Neil Walker 3 SF, 3 LAD

    vs T. Lincecum (R)
    vs B. Zito (L)
    vs M. Cain (R)
    vs S. Fife (R)
    vs T. Lilly (L)
    vs C. Kershaw

    Erick Aybar 3 NYY, 3 @ BAL

    F. Garcia (R)
    vs M. Gonzalez (R)
    vs J. Hammel (R)
    vs A. Pettitte (L)
    vs D. Phelps (R)
    vs C. Sabathia (L)

    Mike Aviles 3 WAS, 3 @ TEX

    A. Ogando (R)
    vs D. Holland (L)
    vs N. Tepesch
    vs J. Zimmermann (R)
    vs N. Karns
    vs D. Haren (R)

    Omar Infante 3 @KC, 3 @ MIN

    vs J. Guthrie (R)
    vs W. Davis (R)
    vs J. Shields (R)
    vs S. Diamond (L)
    vs S. Deduno (R)
    vs P. Walters (R)

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Gareth: Walker’s the hottest but also faces the toughest pitchers. I’d go with him and infante.

  4. Gareth says:
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    I would be dropping Bret Lawrie and Bobby Parnell for the replacements as there are no DL slots in my shallow 10 team CBS Weekly ROTO.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Gareth: I’d try to hold onto Parnell if I could but if you need the room and want to hold onto Cabrera and Utley do what you gotta do.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Dan Pants: I could drop all the DL guys but I’m afraid they get picked up and stashed.

        The wire has guys like Frieri, Veras, Gregerson, Street, Betancourt, Brothers, Pertano, Gregg, League so Parnell should be safe.

        Lawrie appears the most droppable out of Cabrera, Utley, Lawrie, right? How would you rank them?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Gareth: Ha, well if there’s that caliber of closer on the waiver wire don’t hesitate to drop Parnell!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Gareth: that’s at least 5 better closers that you should rather own than parnell anyway. I’m only using gregerson/street and brothers/betancourt as 1 each.

  5. Mikey says:
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    Dan Pants –
    I’ve got another one for you…. I’m currently in the playoff picture and need SP’s. NL only Keeper League/ Weekly scoring period: Start 16 each week [C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B 3 OF’s + 2 DH’s, 3SP, 2RP, 1SP/RP.

    Pitching counting stats are W, L, K’s, ERA, QS. Batting counting stats are Avg, TB’s, SB, CS, RBI, Runs.

    Here’s my roster:
    Molina/ Grandal
    Goldy/ LaRoche
    Dietrich/ Utley
    A. Ramirez, Polanco
    Segura/ Dietrich
    Stanton/Heyward/Revere/Pagan/Valdespin/Jay/Aoki/ G. Jones

    Cahill/Haren/Liriano/Wood/McCarthy/Estrada/E. Jackson
    Soriano/Rosenthal/Henderson/Storen

    Other owner wants Goldy and willing to give up any combination of A-Gone, H. Bailey, M. Cain, Belt. I was thinking his first three for Goldy + I’d give him Jackson and Valdespin, as the roster limit is 28 players.

    Do I pull the trigger? Nothing on the weekly FA wire in recent weeks and I’m not optimistic something will appear.

    AL only League (same rules, scoring, etc.) – Plz rank ROS – Archer, Deduno, Kluber, Kazmir Parker

    Thanks so much,

    Mikey

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Mikey: I think if you’re going to trade Goldshcmidt right now for starting pitcher you have to aim for the top tier: Wainwright, Kershaw, Lee (maybe Strasburg?). I think Cain will be better, but if I’m trading my best player I want a sure thing and niether Cain, Bailey or AGone are looking like sure things right now. The way Goldy’s been playing, I think you can find a better trade.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Mikey: Only because I’m unsure Archer will stick in the rotation when Price returns, so its hard to rank him with this bunch: Parker, Kazmir, Kluber, Deduno, Archer. If Archer can stick in the rotation I’d rank him second of the five.

  6. Gareth says:
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    What is the ETA on Aaron Hill? He’s on the wire in my league. He’s a consideration right now as I may drop some of my talented DL guys for him if he’s closer to coming back than they are.

    Ineffectiveness and injuries have created a real MI and 3rd Base shituation for me.

    Lawrie, Asdrubal and Utley are all weeks away (If not More), my regular 3rd Baseman is not playing everyday due to knee problems (Aramis Ramirez), and my regular Shortstop has been terrible so far (Starlin Castro).

    Its a league where you play 2 x C, 1b, 2b, 3b, MI, CI, SS, 5 x OF, UT.

    How would you play this out?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Gareth: See the comment above. He’s suffered a few set backs, but took BP yesterday and could start a rehab assignment next week. My guess is he’s about two weeks away. I would drop Cabrera or Lawrie for him.

  7. Rioh16 says:
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    Would you keep Profar???
    Even if he is not that good?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Rioh16: If he’s not that good I would drop him, but he IS that good. Keep Profar.

  8. Gareth says:
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    Another option would be dropping Anthony Rendon.

    I picked him up to play base 2nd for week 11. I saw that for week 10 he would be playing 5 games at second upon his recall to qualify. Then Washington got rained out so he still does not have 2B eligibilty in my league, and is on my bench.

    So I guess its drop him or Lawrie (who’s made of glass and is in a freakin Walking Boot).

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Gareth: Yeah, might as well give Rendon a chance to show you what he’s got before dropping him.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Dan Pants: Arenado or Rendon ROS?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Gareth: I’d want Arenado

  9. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Trade Shelby for Mo Riv? My only closer is Rodney. I started the season with Motte, Putz, Rodney.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Shawn of the mostly living: If it’s not a keeper league and you can spare the starting pitching I like this trade. Way to sell high! But if you need to trade for saves you don’t necessarily have to go for the best in the league. Explore trades, a guy like miller could possibly land you two mediocre closer versus Mo.

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @Dan Pants: Good point. I’m trying to trade Shelby for Scherzer, but the douche apparently needs 5 days to think about it. I’m thinking that trade doesn’t go through, and I love me some Mo. Looks like I have some things to think about as well. Thanks for the advice

        • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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          @Shawn of the mostly living: The rest of my staff is:
          Kershaw
          Cain
          Iwakuma
          Cahill
          Wheeler
          Cole
          Wacha
          Ryu
          Cingrani
          then Rodney and Miller

          So I think I can spare the starting pitching

  10. Dan says:
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    Who wins this trade? 6×6 league with k/9

    Cain/Moore for Sherzer/Wheeler

    • Gareth says:
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      @Dan:1st one.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Dan: Yeah. I lean towards the first side as well, only because we haven’t seen anything from Wheeler in the majors yet. Scherzer is the best player in the deal though.

  11. Gareth says:
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    I just realized that If I dropped Parnell I’d be down to the bare minimum 9 pitching slots. Which means playing a struggling GIO @ Coors and an abysmal Yoga @ MIA and @ CIN.

    Guess its a nice test for them, right?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Gareth: I don’t think I could bench Gio, no matter where he pitches, but you’re right you might want to keep an extra pitcher on your staff so you can give struggling players weeks off. In that case, I’d drop one of the DLed players.

  12. scott says:
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    I neeeed pitching. My SPs are
    Latos
    Burnett
    Bailey
    J. Fernandez
    Wheeler
    Wacha
    To fill my 4spots (3 OF 1 util) I have Mccutch, Heyward, Stanton, Cespedes, Puig, Matt Carpenter. 12team league H2H. Got offered Jered Weaver (13th rd keeper) for Mccutchen (7th rd keeper) whatcha think? I think I can survive mccutchenless…

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @scott: Keep McCutchen. 7th round for him is great value, you can do better than Jered Weaver if you want to trade him.

  13. Openly Bay says:
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    Aoki or Maybin? I have Aoki for speed purposes but not getting much in return.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Openly Bay: Depends how deep your league is, 10-12 team I’d take a flier on Maybin

  14. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered puig carlos gomez for profar jennings. Do I consider this trade?

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

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

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ryan: I would certainly consider it, that’s a tough one. I like Profar more than Puig and I think the second baseman will be very valuable going forward. At the same time I’d want Gomez over Jennings. I lean towards the first, but I like it for both sides would be happy getting either.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Dan Pants: so longterm u prefer profar or puig? Why?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Ryan: I like both, I prefer Profar slightly because his position, team and ballpark.

  15. magpipes says:
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    Aaron Hill or Kelly Johnson? Nick Franklin or Alcedies Escobar?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @magpipes: Aaron Hill when healthy, but he’s still a few weeks away. And I’d go with Franklin’s upside over Alcides unless I really needed Escobar’s speed.

      • magpipes says:
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        @Dan Pants: thanks, Hartley is also on the waiver wire should I just hold off and get him

        • magpipes says:
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          @magpipe*s: * I ment Utley, sorry

          • Dan Pants

            Dan Pants says:
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            @magpipes: I think they’ll be back around the same time, I lean towards Hill here.

  16. tgk says:
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    “pitching seven innings against the fearsome Orioles lineup, ”
    Still hard to read this and not think you’re being sarcastic. Oh how times change.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @tgk: Ha! I get that a lot! Let’s go O’s!

  17. MrMojoRisin says:
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    Get ready to snap because with the game being at CitiField I think Harvey will certainly start the ASG.
    The only way it doesn’t happen, besides injury, is if he starts on the Sunday before the break. But I would think the Met organization won’t allow that

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @MrMojoRisin: Oh snap snap snap! Good one. Not saying Harvey doesn’t deserve it just saying Waino deserves it more.

      • MrMojoRisin says:
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        @Dan Pants: I might’ve just jinxed Harvey as he gets pulled from his start after taking his warm-up tosses to start the 8th inning

        • jcutiger says:
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          @MrMojoRisin:
          Harvey deserves it more than Wainwright. If Harvey was getting Wainwright’s run support he’d be 10 or 11-0. He also has a lower ERA and WHIP, just plays for a crappy team. Many more pressure innings. Look at the scores of their games.

          • Dan Pants

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            @jcutiger: Fair enough. I try to look at the track record, too, not just the guy who had the best first half but who’s going to continue that success post-break. But both pitchers are certainly great candidates.

  18. MrMojoRisin says:
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    “Come at me bro!” ~ Pammy

    Archer references for the win!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @MrMojoRisin: Yes! Archer references can get pretty obscure, so I tried to stick to the basics.

  19. Ziggy says:
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    One of these guys needs to sit for next week. Which one do you pick?

    Jose Bautista
    Brett Gardner
    Nick Markakis
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    Jason Heyward
    Puig

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ziggy: I’d probably sit Markakis or Gardner, but a case could be made for Heyward. Markakis is the one with the seven game week so I lean towards benching Gardner.

  20. Matty says:
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    Offered justin upton for puig and cobb. I have the pitching and not a keeper league

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Matty: I’d hold, gotta think JUpside comes back around.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Matty: I’d hold, gotta think JUpside comes back around.

  21. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Looks like Erick Aybar in the leadoff slot is pretty much done with. I expected something like the last two years from him, with an uptick in runs. He had his chance, and straight up blew it…can’t blame the manager for moving him down to 8th, but now I am stuck with this dude on multiple teams.

    • Dan Pants

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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Yeah, he’s been disappointing, just 1 SB. And you’re right you can’t blame Scioscia, that Trout guy is pretty good. Let’s see how Bourjos performs when he returns, he might lock up the 2nd spot in the line up or determien if aybar gets another shot at the top of the line up.

  22. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    10 team league. Worried about my SP’s… Need some corroboration here.

    Latos vs STL – start… ?
    Burnett @ CHC – sit… ?
    Moore vs BAL – sit… ?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Rye or the Kaiser Soze: I think you have to start all these guys if you own them.

  23. Jason says:
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    12 team points league…..Just traded my Ryan Howard and Corbin for his Rizzo and Adam Jones. Who won?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Jason: You won and it’s not that close. Jones is a stud.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jason: That trade should’ve been vetoed.

  24. LaterTater says:
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    hey dan

    good work with the weekend roundups

    i know what grey would say to this, but what do you and everyone else think of this

    trying to trade my shelby miller for giancarlo?
    seems good from my side; need to unload a sp, and miller seems a sell high with the innings limit
    my other sp’s to go are anibal or ryu, but figured other side wants miller
    other side’s “aces” are dempster, medlen and kuroda

    thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @LaterTater: I’d try to hold onto Sanchez but otherwise I’d trade any combo of those pitchers for Stanton.

  25. Dude says:
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    12 team H2H: I have a dilema I need help with, I have the following players I can play at OF: Stanton, Gardner, Ozuna, Trumbo, Blow Job Upton, Frazier, & Choo, My IF is stacked….However I need a little help at SP….Parker and Lackey are on the wire. Do I drop Upton for one of the pitchers or drop someone else?? I’m tired of waiting around on Blow Job and I feel I can afford to lose him if he regains his form. Thanks.

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      forgot to add, also have Harper on DL….

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Dude: Yeah, I wouldn’t blame you for dropping Upton if you don’t have the space to stash him.

  26. grif says:
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    Who is the better SP ROS: J. Parker or K. Medlen?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @grif: I’d go with Kris Medlen.

  27. John says:
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    Your prediction on j uptons final stats

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @John: I’m fairly optimistic Upton rebounds and would expect something like a .270 AVG, 28 HR, 18 SB, 90 runs, 90 rbis

  28. Dude says:
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    Sell or hold on puig (redraft) and what position players to targetin return if sell

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dude: If you can sell him for a top 50 player by all means do it, but definitely need see a little bit more from Puig to put an accurate value on him. If he’s gonna hit 4 homers a week you probably want to hold onto him.

  29. Chris says:
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    You guys at Razzball are pure geniuses. GENIUSES, I TELL YOU! Took Goldy super early in the draft this year after reading Grey’s projections and haven’t been disappointed since. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of my catcher, Miguel Montero. Who do you like the best in H2H leagues ROS, Montero, Perez, Grandal? OPS is not one of the categories…

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      @Chris: My bad, meant OBP, not OPS.

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Chris: I am a sucker for Salvador Perez, hopefully batting third for the Royals is the spark he needed.

  30. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    AJ Burnett or Francisco Liriano in a points leagues? Your thoughts.

    • Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush:

      Victor Martinez or Starling Marte in UTIL for next week? Your thoughts

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Mr. Fister Furbush: I’d go with Victor (unless you need speed), Marte faces some tough pitching next week.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: Going with Burnett, I still have trouble trusting Liriano, Burnett’s had a couple of rough starts against some good teams but otherwise he’s been outstanding.

  31. Eric W says:
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    Does anyone else that owns Samrdzija feel like he has been much worse than his ERA. Every other outing he blows up my h2h teams ratios for the week!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Eric W: You’re right, he peppers these gems in with below average performances. Maybe a better roto player than H2H so far, but the Ks are there and I’m sure he’s got some great trade value.

  32. Jason says:
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    Wacha, Guasman, Kluber or Homer Bailey from here on out?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jason: Hard to say, I’d go with the guy with the track record, Homer Bailey but I like Wacha a lot too.

      • Jason says:
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        What about between Wacha, Cole, Archer, Cingrani or Wheeler?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Jason: Again, hard for me to project without ever seeing most of these guys pitch but based on what I’ve seen and read: Cingrani, Wheeler, Cole, Wacha, Archer

  33. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pick 1 for speculative saves: Melancon, Tazawa, Doolittle, Benoit? Or just hold onto K-Rod once Henderson returns?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Steve Stevenson: Benoit is probably your best bet if you’re speculating for saves, but I think Melancon could help help your ratios in the process while stashing him.

  34. ADK says:
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    I need to drop someone for a temp MI(still waiting for Aaron Hill), probably Omar Quintanilla or DJ, but I’ll need to drop one of Archer, Estrada, Zito, or H Santiago. Grey already told me to keep Santiago over him; I’m leaning toward dropping Zito, even though he can be useful at home and with the right match-ups. Or maybe Estrada, since I can’t seem to predict when he is going to give up 3 HR. I also have Wacha and Hammel, but I can’t see dropping them for Archer….Wacha think?

    • Dan Pants

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      @ADK: I would drop the DL’ed estrada or archer

  35. Too Many Donkeys says:
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    Loving the Archer references!

    Another owner is trying to move Braun. Any insight into if/when a suspension may start?

    I’m leaning towards all parties (MLB, players union, and players) taking their sweet ass time and delaying as much as possible (and guessing a suspension wouldn’t start until after this season). And then there’s always the chance that Bosch doesn’t have sufficient proof for the players to actually be suspended.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Too Many Donkeys: Thanks! I agree 100%, if Braun does get suspended with the appeals process I can’t imagine he misses any time until late in the season and even more likely not until 2014.

      • Too Many Donkeys says:
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        @Dan Pants: Just finished reading the post, also loved the summary of the ManBearPig episode!

        So my follow up question is, how high should I be willing to go in buying Braun (still a pretty sizable gamble until we know what Bosch actually has)?

        As a comical (using Verlander’s understanding of “comical”) aside, the genius asked if I would trade Mr. Au shizz himself straight up for Braun.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Too Many Donkeys: No way, keep goldschmidt. If you can get a panicked owner to trade him for 75 cents on the dollar based on the looming suspension, by all means, Braun should be just fine going forward. But I wouldn’t trade a guy like Goldy who has been and very well could be better than Braun for the rest of the year. That’s paying full price for an under performing player who could possibly be suspended 100 games.

          • Too Many Donkeys says:
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            @Dan Pants:

            Yea, I’m with you on that… Just having a tough time pegging the right players to offer. Of this selection from my roster (hold my hand, bro!), which would you consider reasonable offers (R HR RBI TB SB OBP):

            Howie Kendrick
            Everth Cabrera
            Rickie Weeks
            Ryan Zimmerman
            Josh Hamilton
            Desmond Jennings
            Hunter Pence
            Nick Swisher
            Kelly Johnson
            Adam Dunn
            Jimmy Rollins
            Alfonso Soriano

            • Dan Pants

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              @Too Many Donkeys: Jennings or Zimmerman but your probably going to have to do a little better than that to land Braun.

  36. peely says:
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    Game starts at 7:15… Would you start Kendrick against brewers? And buchholz against angels? Im losing in era and whip by fractions of a point in 10×10 h2h as of now. Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @peely: I would start both, if you’re worried about your ERA/WHIP I could see benching Kendrick.

  37. scott says:
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    ROS rank in order please Scherzer, Weaver, C. Lee. Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @scott: Lee, Scherzer, Weaver

  38. Aaron Harang, WHIP Killer says:
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    Puig for Shelby in a h2h redraft league?

  39. J-Lef says:
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    Hi Dan,

    In Rotisserie with K/9 added, can you rank top 3 guys for ROS:

    Maholm
    Kendrick
    Wacha
    Parker
    Cingrani
    Straily
    Leake
    Porcello

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @J-Lef: If cingrani sticks in the rotation he’d be in the top three, if he gets sent back down i’d go parker, strailly, maholm

  40. Mariner Mike says:
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    Have A.Hill on DL forever it seems, now for last month have had Groyko and have been very,very pleased. I think that Groyko has shown me that he is a productive 2nd. baseman that only will get better. Your thoughts? If that thought stays I am planning Putting Hill on trade market. What kind of value do you think I should be looking for? I have a strong pitching staff no needs there so probably a hitting OF. What do you think? Corner IF Encarcion and Longo so no IF needs really. Kind of stuck as to what to ask for. Thank you for your time.

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      @Mariner Mike: 10 team league sorry

    • Dan Pants

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      @Mariner Mike: I also have Hill in a league and have had gyorko to replace him I’m pretty happy. Since we’ve waited this long I’d hold out until Hill returns so he can actually play and few games and hopefully build some trade value. Right now I doubt you can get much for a guy who hasn’t played in over a month, but when healthy you are likely to get a much better return.

      • Mariner Mike says:
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        @Dan Pants: Right now Hill is on my DL roster spot when he comes off I would need to drop a player,well supposed I could thank you for your reply great minds think alike I guess!!

        • Dan Pants

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          @Mariner Mike: Well, you typically can’t trade a player on the DL either so you’re going to have to drop someone regardless!

  41. Jman says:
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    10 t roto. Can I drop Joyce?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jman: If there’s a better option out there, sure but Joyce has been fairly productive of late.

  42. gungy says:
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    Thank you & the Razzy team for being here for us
    20 team mixed 5×5 – Archer is available on the Wire, would you release one of the following for a pickup of Archer:
    Wacha-, Chatwood- Lyons or Kluber

    • Dan Pants

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      @gungy: I like Archer over Kluber and maybe even Chatwood short term, but I’d be concerned Archer is sent back down when Price returns in a few weeks.

  43. mike says:
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    Craig kimbrell for Carlos Gomez?
    losing Gomez this year but would have Kimbrell for another year.
    am in last place in an NL only with 4 regulars on the DL.
    wpuld you take a flyer on Logan Morrison to replace Gomez?

    • Dan Pants

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      @mike: Yeah, if you’re in last place no point keeping gomez around, start building for 2014. Morrison has some serious issues staying healthy but he’s certainly worth the flier, when healthy he could be good for maybe 10-12 homers the rest of the way.

  44. AJ says:
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    Looks like Daniel Murphy might be cooling off…thinking bout dropping him for Jose Iglesias or nick Franklin …what you think. Or hold Murph?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @AJ: I’d go with Franklin

  45. ferris says:
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    wil myers or josh reddick ROS?

    taking into account injury risk, aaron hill or neil walker ROS?

    • Dan Pants

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      @ferris: WIl Myers has more upside but Reddick is probably the safer bet. And when healthy I’d want Aaron hill over walker.

  46. Lawrence Dokken says:
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    H2h 12 team non keeper league.
    Someone offered me Goldy for Pujols and Puig. I accepted as fast as I could. Then nabbed Cingrani off the wire. Is the trade a winner winner chicken dinnner?

  47. JJ says:
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    I am debating what to do with my last 2 starters.
    which 2 arms do you like the most out of
    T.CINGRANI
    G.COLE
    R.PORCELLO
    K.KENDRICK
    A.PETTITTE.
    It is a keeper league but we only keep 10 and I doubt that any of these guys would make the cut.
    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @JJ: I like Cingrani and Cole the most. We’ll have to see have they finish the year before locking them up as top 100 players but they are two I’d definitely want to own.

  48. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Pick 1 to drop: Maybin, Ruggiano, Ozuna, K-Rod. 5×5 10 team – NL only roto with BB instead of R. Need to make a decision on who to drop with Maybin being activated by tomorrow.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jiggy Nits: I’d drop k-rod, henderson will be back any day now.

  49. Dan, I need your expert advice again, sir! I was just offered Wil Myers, Matt Holiday, and Jeff Samard and I give up Mark Trumbo, Dexter Fowler, and Mark Reynolds. What do you think? Earlier today I pulled off the Shelby Miller/Michael Morse for Adam Jones deal. This would give me an outfield of J. Bautista, Adam jones, Nate McClouth, Matt Holiday, and Cameron Maybin as my outfield until I can put Myers in. My pitching staff will be Matt Cain, Yu Darvish, Matt Garza, Mat Latos, Anibal Sanchez, Jake Peavy (benched for now), Gausman if he’s not sent down, Wheeler when he’s called up, Jarrod Parker, and Michael Wacha. Thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @ChanningTatum: C-tates! Yes, I would do that trade, too! You’re having a great day on the trade market today!

  50. Abdoozy says:
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    I’ve just about had it with Kelly Johnson. Unfortunately replacement options at 2b in this league are scant — the best available are Weeks and Beckham. Should I be patient or dump KJ for one of those guys?

    Player rater has KJ at something like -8.9 ROS, I know he’s been bad the last couple weeks, but that seems harsh..

    • Dan Pants

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      @Abdoozy: I’d stick with kelly johnson for now, but don’t be afraid to drop if there’s a hot second baseman on the wire. Weeks and Beckham are not those guys.

  51. joeg says:
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    Who wins Howard and Moustakas for Heyward? 6×6 deep mixed 13 team daily roto

    • joeg says:
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      @joeg:
      I might even throw in Hughes. Is that too much?

      • chunk says:
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        @joeg: Id take heyward either way

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @joeg: Yeah, I like the Heyward side.

  52. TheFarm says:
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    Any thoughts on the next position player(s) not named Tavaras or Myers that mught get called up within the next few weeks?

    • Dan Pants

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      @TheFarm: Nick castellanos of detroit might be called up if austin jackson expects to miss more time. He’s someone to stash.

      • TheFarm says:
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        @Dan Pants: Taken. Along with Asai, Taveras, Myers. But pretty much everyone else is available (in the minors). So…any other thoughts :)

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @TheFarm: Maybe christian yelich or mike zunino?

          • TheFarm says:
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            @Dan Pants: ive been eyeing zunino. Already have posey…But i might bite anyways!

  53. MB says:
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    Hey man, doolittle sucks so i need a new holds guy. Who do i go with?

    Cody Allen, Belisle, Thayer, Robbie Ross

    • chunk says:
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      @MB: belisle has been sneaky good lately… Id go belisle then thayer

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @MB: For holds I’d go with Thayer or Ross.

  54. Dude says:
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    Thoughts on kyle blanks?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dude: It’s funny, he was about to be sent to the minors for Maybin but Alonso got hurt. He;s been hitting everything since. He’s worth a flier while he’s hot. He should see time in the OF and 1B and good for some power.

  55. Dude says:
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    Drop miguel montero for salvador perez? He isn’t hitting for average or power

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dude: I’d rather own Perez.

  56. Scott says:
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    In my keeper league I was offer Harvey (7), wacha (14) and altuve (24) for verlander( can’t be kept) and pence (19). Thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Scott: Sounds fair to me, especially if you are out of contention and can’t keep Verlander next year.

      • Scott says:
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        @Dan Pants: also offered tavares, profar, and trumbo for verlander and lester. Thoughts on that?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Scott: Same as the previous answer, if you’re out of contention Tavaras and Profar are definitely two player you want to own when rebuilding for 2014. If I’m trying to win this year, I’d want JV and Lester.

  57. Morgan says:
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    Who should I drop for Myers, Gallardo or Jarrod Parker?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Morgan: I’d try to hold gallardo for his start in miami tomorrow, but otherwise he’s the one I’d drop

  58. Andrew says:
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    I can start two of the following in a 6×6 (OPS):

    Rizzo, Marte, Heyward, Stanton, Carpenter.

    I’m pulling away in steals so I’m thinking Heyward and Rizzo.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Andrew: I’d go Heyward and Stanton

  59. JoeBoo says:
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    Arenado or Rendon ROS? I’ve only got K Johnson at 2B with no backup vs. ARam and Frazier at 3B.

    • Dan Pants

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      @JoeBoo: Well, Rendon will have the 2B eligibility, Arenado will not but I like Arenado a bit more ROS.

  60. Los Locos says:
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    Bj upton or maybin

    • Dan Pants

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      @Los Locos: I have to go with maybin here, BJ has looked terrible

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