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Jarred Cosart was fantastical last night in his season debut pitching 8.0 shutout innings, and surrendering just 2 hits and walking three. The rookie carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning before Ben Zobrist spoiled his fun with a 1-out single. The 23-year-old had the longest no-hit bid in a debut since 1972, and he was the first Astro to go eight scoreless in his major league debut. The Astros big get from Philly in their Hunter Pence trade, Cosart has a mid-90′s fastball and a sick curve he used to baffle the TB hitters last night as he shut down the scorching hot Rays who had won eight in a row. The fact that Cosart was facing off with Tampa’s ace David Price, makes his feat even more impressive. Brandon Barnes also impressed, making a circus catch in the outfield to preserve Jarred’s no-no in the sixth, but who cares, that won’t help your fantasy team. Jarred actually had a chance at the complete game shutout in this one and came out for the ninth, but was pulled for Jose Veras after walking the first batter. Naturally, after the game the Astro’s sent him down to AAA, but I imagine after this outing he should be back before the end of the month. If he were to get recalled after the All-Star break, he would likely face the Oakland A’s next week. Grey told you to BUY him yesterday, so obviously he foretold this start (he’s a wiiitch!), but Cosart is certainly worth stashing in deep mixed and all AL-Only leagues. With talented arms like Cosart, Appel, Lyles and Peacock, the Astro’s have assembled an impressive “future stars” pitching staff, and if games like this are any indication, we won’t be making fun of the Houston Lastros for much longer.

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

David Price 9.0 IP, 8 hits, 2 ER, 3 K. Hard to be disappointed with a complete game, but is this all you got DP? It’s the Astros, I was expecting a minimum 10 Ks, and can you be a bit more gentle with my WHIP next time? Still, if you’re looking to buy an ace for a second half, the Price might still be right for David. Cha-ching!

Jose Veras 1.0 IP, 2 hits, K and his 18th save. It wasn’t pretty you guys. He almost blew this one for the rookie but whoa–18 SAVES!? I am even more surprised that the Astros managed to win over 18 games.

Starlin Castro 2-for-3 with his 6th HR. The All-Star break means mid-season awards, and Starlin gets my award for most disappointing first half from a Cubs player. He was in pretty good company here though, as is the Cubbies way. He does have two homers in his past four games; he should be better in the second half.

Carlos Beltran 3-for-4, run, RBI. Came a HR short of the cycle, Carlos does it all, folks. After the game, I’m pretty sure I saw him battling monsters in a giant robot suit in Pacific Rim. By the way, Jax Teller fighting aliens with robot armor — this is how you make a great stupid summer movie, folks. If only they’d play baseball in those suit, it could done change the game, ya’ll!

Jurickson Profar 2-for-4, RBI. They jury is in and their verdict is I’m a total sucker for Profar. My sixth sense is telling me Profar has a good second half. My sixth sense is fantasy, in others words, it’s not real. But I’m still not giving up on this kid. Not yet!

Miguel Cabrera 1-for-2 with his 95th RBI. Miggy gets my vote as the best player in the world for the first half. We are just lucky to get to watch him, or own him — if only on one team.

Doug Fister 6.0 IP, 8 hits, 2 ER, 5 K and his 7th win. Here’s a guy I think is due for a better second half, and the run support sure is nice as the Tigers scored 7 runs on 11 hits. It’s a nice life pitching in Detroit. Now, living in Detroit? Notsomuch. (Don’t get too upset Detroiters, you know I love you. Don’t shoot me!)

Adam Jones 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBI and his 17th HR. Jonesy gets the “Player I’m Most Happy I Drafted Before Josh Hamilton” award for the first half. But really, this award could have gone to almost anybody.

Chris Davis 2-for-4, 2 RBI and his 35th HR. CHRIS THE DISH! Only Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire had more home runs at the All-Star break, and for all we know Davis could hit 4 more this weekend. No big whoop. THE POWER OF CHRIS COMPELS ME! THE POWER OF CHRIS COMPELS ME!

Chris Tillman 6.0 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 5 K. Uhh, oh, hey other Chris. Sorry I was actually talking about the other other Chris, but hey, 11 wins, now that’s pretty impressive, too! Did you hit any home runs?

Jim Johnson  0.1 IP and his 32nd save. Tommy Hunter made this game look closer than it was giving up 2 ER on 3 hits in 1.1 IP, so Johnson came in for the 1-out save. He may lead the league in blown saves, but he also leads the league in saves, which kind of makes sense. It’s math, people! Just ask a nerd!

Corey Kluber 7.2 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K. It was Klubering time and Corey smashed the Royals handily with his big green fists of justice. Errr, yeah. SMASH! Statheads say Kluber’s 3.02 xFIP suggests greener pastures ahead in the second half and his 94/22 K/BB ratio is real pretty.

Cody Allen 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 3 K and his 2nd save. Chris Perez was unavailable to pitch so instead he spent the evening picking on fat kids at the schoolyard. He is the real life Kenny Powers.

Bruce Chen 6.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Chen was outstanding in his first start of the season, dominating the respectable Injians offense. The 2.04 ERA sure is nice, could be streamer worthy, but he’s def worth a grab a AL-Only. Ned Yost caught Bruce hours after the game in the locker room Dancing in the Dark, so Chen was obviously psyched with his performance, too.

Stephen Strasburg 2.0 IP, 5 hits, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. Strasburned! The Strasborg had a serious system malfunction against the lowly Marlins giving up a career high 5 ER in the first inning. I have to admit I feel very betrayed right now. I slept without my lucky plush Stephen StrasBear last night for the first time in a long time. Let’s just hope he learned his lesson.

Giancarlo Stanton 1-for-4, 2 RBI and his 9th HR. Grey told you to BUY and if you ask me which player I think will hit the most homers in the second half (besides Chris Davis, you guys! obvs!) I’d go with Giancarlo Stanton and that’s with the expectation that he’ll miss at least 25 games.

Nate Eovaldi 6.0 IP, 3 hits, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K and his 2nd win. I guess the Nationals offense is bad again?

Eric Young, Jr. 2-for-5 and a run. We’re going to tell you to BUY him every week until he is 100% owned or otherwise seriously injured. Hopefully the former. He grabs my award for first half player most likely to steal 100 bases in the second half. Hey, if you can dream it, he can do it!

Jeremy Hefner 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 3 K. Grey told you to BUY and when not chillin’ in the Grotto, Hef has amassed a 1.76 ERA over the past month and a half. He’s just under 30% owned in RCL and set to start against the Phillies after the break. Me likey.

Brandon Phillips 1-for-4, 2 RBI. Now has 71 RBI. Sweet sassy molassy! That’s good for fifth in the major leagues, behind heavyweights Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis (that wasn’t a fat joke). Sometimes I wonder if Frazier or Bruce batted behind Votto, if they’d be the one who I’d shower with all my praise? Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever be the rapper my 14-year-old self thought I would be. Sometimes I also wonder if the psychedelic drug usage will ever catch up to me–wait what was that? No one asked you, tiny pink elephant.

Pedro Alvarez 1-for-5 and his 24th HR. Pedro gets my award for the “most home runs by a player I owned everywhere last year and own nowhere this year” also known as the FMFBBL Award for Outstanding Achievement in D’oh.

Hiroki Kuroda 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 5 K and his 8th win. Kuroda lowered his ERA to a league leading 2.65, which apparently wasn’t good enough for the All-Star team. Go figure. No matter, he was playing for a little something extra last night. He did it for Jeter!

Mariano Rivera 1.0 IP, 1 K. Mo grabs my “Most Likely to Know the Location to the Fountain of Youth” first half award. I wonder if the fountain can have reverse effects. I can’t wait to be a mean old man, drinking all day, chain-smoking, verbally abusing my live-in nurse and telling Clint Eastwood to “get off my lawn.” In the future, I have a lawn. And I like to keep it nice, so get the hell off it!

Patrick Corbin 6.2 IP, 9 base runners, 1 ER, 10 K and his 11th win. PatCo has been fantastic and gets my first half award for “player I was most terrified was going to blow up in my face any minute.” Grey told you to SELL, and I couldn’t have pictured a better start for Corbin to sell high off of. Now’s your chance, you guys! I’ll wait.

David Hernandez 1.0 IP, 2 K and his 2nd save. The committee is in full swing! We will now stand for Heath Bell’s fillibuster…[fart noise]. Thank you, Heath, we will take that into consideration.

Carlos Gomez 0-for-4, 4 Ks. CarGo Lite is 1-for-24 in the past week with 2 SB and a HR. The regression to his average is likely gonna hit him like the Mack truck in Final Destination (remember those movies? A bit surprised there isn’t like 10 of those by now…) but at least the power and speed are still here.

Joe Saunders 7.0 IP, 7 base runners, 0 ER, 5 K and his 8th win. Joe gets my award for first half player I would never own no matter how good he pitches. And that’s saying something, he’s pitched pretty good lately!

Jerome Williams 3.1 IP, 6 ER. Stream-O-Nator loved this start but John Connor warned me about SoN, this is how SkyNet begins. Gulp. That large Austrian man is no man, he’s a former governor!

Raul Ibanez 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI, and 2 HR (23rd & 24th). I don’t even know what to say. Raul was a landslide for my first half award for the player who thinks it’s still 2006. After the game he went to the movies to see Borat (he like!) and walked home listening to SexyBack on his Microsoft Zune.

John Lackey 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 4 BB, 2 ER, 5 K. Carried a no-no into the fifth, his biggest blip was surrendering a HR to Jed Lowrie. After being their worst nightmare last year, Lackey has practically been the pitcher of the Red Sox’s dreams lately and carried them to their 58th win last night, breaking Boston’s record for most wins before the All-Star break. Sigh, fans know this can only end badly.

Koji Uehara 1.0 IP, 3 K, and his 8th save. With the Kimbrel! Andrew Bailey has pitched better lately, and Boston acquired Matt Thornton from the ChiSox last night, but Koji’s in the zone, yo! He should be a top closer in the second half, and hopefully I don’t Kojinx it.

Yoenis Cespedes 0-for-2, 2 SB. Just 20 more SB and 15 more HRs and we’re good, me and you. While you’re at it, could you raise that batting average 20-30 points?

Jarrod Parker 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 3 K. If you started him versus Boston you have more faith in him than I did, but Parker was stellar. After a rocky start to the season, Jarrod has turned things around in a big way. I’m buying Parker, but not on DVD, sorry Jason Statham.

D.J. LeMahieu  3-for-5, run RBI. Hey, DJ, play my song and keep those hits coming! You get my award for first half player most likely to keep my heart rate up and my hallucinations coming despite my physician’s warnings. When you play dub step I think it shakes my soul. In a good way.

Yasiel Puig 0-for-2. Left game in the top of the 5th inning with a hip injury. Grey just told you to SELL, which further proves my theory that Grey may very well be a warlock.

Clayton Kershaw  7.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 10 K. Kersh gets my coveted “Pitcher I Wish I Could Own in the Second Half” first half award.

Juan Nicasio 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 3 K and his 5th win. And to think, this time last week the Dodgers had a formidable offense on their hands. Womp womp.

Justin Upton  Both of baseball’s favorite brothers, Justin and B.J. Upton left this game with injuries — talk about your family problems! AMIRIGHT!? LOL! Sounds to me like your classic brothers prank, skipping out to break two days early. What am I going to do with you boys! (That’s Mama Upton). I heard they are going on a road trip to the California wine country to find themselves. Hopefully they find their souls and their power swings while they’re there, oh, and Sandra Oh! She’ll probs be there, too. With Jason Heyward nursing a hamstring injury and Jordan Schafer and Evan Gattis on the DL, we could see some interesting names in the Atlanta outfield this weekend. Oh brother(s)! These two get my vote for biggest brother-brother busts of the first half, an award previously held by J.D. and Stephen for many years. Congratulations Uptons. No, your father isn’t mad at you two, he’s just really disappointed, you have all but destroyed the batting average of his fantasy team.

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! Enjoy the All-Star break!

105 Responses

  1. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Darvish for Shelby/Colon/Aoki. What say you?

  2. Phil says:
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    Did Jordan Zimmermann leave his last game hurt, or did they just take him out ?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Phil: He started Wedneday and believe they just took him out. He’s dealing with some neck stiffness. He’s going to skip the all-star game but shouldn’t miss any starts.

  3. Travis says:
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    I’m in a low max innings count league, and a bit high right now, so trying to go a bit sparingly with my starts. Who do I sit/start tonight?

    Minor vs Cin, Homer @ Atl, Garza vs StL? I’m thinking sitting minor (he hasn’t been sharp lately, and Cin isn’t an easy team), starting Homer (he seems to bounce back after bad starts and ATL strikes out a lot). Not sure with Garza–he’s been on a tear lately, but when will the bottom fall out, playing StL at home?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Travis: If you’re unsure about someone and worried about your limits then sit them. I’d sit minor and garza. If Garza pitches a gem, oh well you can start him next time.

      • Travis says:
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        @Dan Pants: good call :). Homer should be safe, though?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Travis: Yeah, the braves are pretty banged up. That said, when I’m worried about GS limit, I sit everyone I’m not 100% sure about this time of year.

  4. Abdoozy says:
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    Yo Mr Pants,

    Napoli has been driving me nuts. I mean the Boston player and not the Italian city with the waste management problem. I can’t trade him for anyone, his dual eligibility makes it frustrating to bench him, but I’d like to move on. Problem is there aren’t many options at C in this league. I just missed out on Lucroy but Ramos is available.. should I suck it up and ride it out, or push the button?

    I know as soon as I drop him he’s going to go on a tear for someone else…

    • Dan Pants

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      @Abdoozy: He’s been rough to own since early June but I’d hold onto to a bit longer. In that home park, with that line up you got to think he can put together another hot streak sooner than later.

    • Birdog says:
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      @Abdoozy: reminds me of a joke. So, this pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pocket. The bartender asks him, “why do you have a steering wheel in your pocket?” The pirate replies “Argh….it’s driving me nuts.”

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Birdog: Ha! Why does it have to be a pirate?

  5. RalphW says:
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    THE POWER OF CHRIS COMPELS ME! THE POWER OF CHRIS COMPELS ME!… Awsome! Thats my new Team Slogan

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @RalphW: Jonah hill inspired me on that one. So tight.

  6. bossmanjunior says:
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    Do all of the RCL leagues have a start limit on the season? Im embarrassed that I just noticed my league does and im going to have to severely limit my starts the rest of the way. I would think as much as Razzball advocates streaming, they wouldn’t limit starts.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I believe they all have some kind of limit, yes. It can be normal to go a little overboard in the first have. Just be more selective in the second half. Razzball also tends to advocate drafting 1-4 good-to-great starting pitchers and occasionally streaming a great match up. If you fill you have 6-7 SP that you start every time out, you’re going to hit your limits too soon. Streaming can also be very effective in head to head leagues.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Yeah im at 72% right now. No wonder pitchers like Dickey are dropped and there aren’t any closers available. If im behind in saves, would you suggest dropping a couple starters to stash a couple potential closers like Bastardo and Parker? The bad part is my worst starters are Lester and Kluber, mu staff is pretty good.

        • Dan Pants

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          @bossmanjunior: Yes, that’s one strategy. You will see many teams implement a middle relievers strategy where they have good bullpen or set up guys who pitch 2-3 times a week. These players can help your ratios somewhat over time, they can get strikeouts, the occasional win or save and they don’t count towards your games started limit.

  7. The truth says:
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    Take your pick at third ros

    Freese/seager/lawrie/headley/prado?

    Got offered this trade do I do it? I’m first in steals FYI.

    I get bourn/braun

    I give Andrew mccutchen

    I also offered this trade who wins and is it fair?

    I give puig/Corbin

    I get kershshaw

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @The truth: Don’t do the Braun trade, but I’d def do the Kershaw trade. And give me Seager at third ROS.

  8. The Flayed Man says:
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    Two questions:

    1. Dynasty roto: my McCutchen/Segura for his Stanton/Rizzo?

    2. Redraft roto: My J. Zimmerman for his Butler/Janssen (Wins or QS don’t count)

    Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

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      @The Flayed Man: 1. Wow. You win either way! I prefer Stanton/Rizzo. Power like that is harder to find. 2. Depending on your team needs, I think I’d still want Zimmerman.

  9. Matt says:
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    Arenado or Lawrie in a H2H points league for a utility/IF slot?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Matt: Assuming he could stay healthy I’d go with Lawrie, but it’s pretty close.

  10. Travis says:
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    Second: just got offered billy butler/Juan Fran/Felix Hern for Longo/Dom Brown/Garza/Beachy. I’m thinking no as this guts my offense a bit. I’m weakish at 1b, but Chris Johnson is playing well enough that neither if the two offered help. Longo is slumping but I see a big second half. Plus I love my rays. Really I just want Felix.

    Thoughts on dropping Longo and butler from the trade and offering that as a counter? Swapping Puig for brown maybe? I tried floating Braun with no luck.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Travis: I’d hold, it doesn’t look like you’re going to get Felix without giving up Longo though. He is the best player in the deal. If you can get him to buy Brown and some pitching then I’d go with that.

  11. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H pts league. In desperate need of a spot start for tomorrow. Got to drop one of these to make it happen: J. Parker, K. Medlen, Samardzija, Iwakuma. I don’t want to drop any of them but which can I more easily replace off waivers for the second half. Straily, Archer, Hefner level pitchers are available.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chris: I’d drop Medlen of these four, but I don’t want to. There are question about him staying in the rotation when beachy returns. Strailly, Archer Hefner are decent streaming options in a 10-team league.

  12. Alex says:
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    How would you rank these guys in 5×5 in dynasty?

    A Gonzalez, Choo, Gordon, Jacoby, Billy Butler, Jay Bruce, Craig, Cespedes

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Alex: Ellsbury, Craig, Cespedes, Bruce, Gonzalez, Choo, Butler, Gordon

  13. TarmanGotHim says:
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    You think J Uptons injury is serious? I was watching Quick Pitch and he was wincing but it didn’t “look” serious. Hopefully not cause I own him in 2 leagues.

    I own Salvador Perez in 4 of my leagues and Weiters was just dropped. Would you? I wouldn’t. But would you? Would you own 2 catchers? I wouldn’t. It’s just so intriguing. Haha.

    Thanks!!!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I don’t think his injury was serious, BJ’s injury looked more serious. I wouldn’t own two catchers, but I might drop Perez for Wieters.

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks!!!

  14. AJ says:
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    Drop Eaton for EYJ ?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @AJ: If you need the speed I would, otherwise I’d hold.

  15. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I drafted Upton, Heyward and Upton. I want to cry.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: Me too, I’ll cry with you.

  16. gareth says:
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    Someone dropped cespedes in my league. Drop aramis ramirez for him? No dl spot in my league . Do you see cespedes coming around?

    • Dan Pants

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      @gareth: Yeah, depending on who your third baseman is I’d drop ARam for Cespedes.

  17. Ty says:
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    Nice write-up Dan… I’ve been drinking the Erasimo kool aide like everyone else and I know he’s shown legit numbers in the past but do you think holding on to him when I can grab Kluber off of my WW is a wise choice?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ty: I’d give Erasmo another chance before dropping him for someone else. But I do like Kluber a lot.

  18. Zoltan says:
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    Which side do you like more? Posey Gio Chapman for Tulo Rosario Teheran Mujica

    • Dan Pants

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      @Zoltan: Both are nice, but I’ll take Posey/Gio/Chapman.

  19. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H points league. Peavy or Koji ROS?

  20. Fungazi says:
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    Is the league figuring out Nick Franklin? He’s only got 1 BB and 22 K’s in his last 17 games since his other last BB. That’s 209 K’s over a full year.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Fungazi: That’s probably part of it, he also seems to be playing with an injured knee so that isn’t helping. He’s been a better fantasy player with 6 HR, 5 SB. If your league counts strikeouts I might find a new MI.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Dan Pants: It doesn’t, but it does count BB. Thanks for the input.

  21. JT says:
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    Points league ROS, would you mind ranking these guys (I’m 250 down and need a couple “Hail Marys”? Beachy, Vargas, Santiago, Nova, Straily, & Edwin Jackson

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @JT: Jackson, Beachy, Vargas, Strailly, Santiago, Nova

  22. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who wins this trade

    Starsburg/Machado/Gordon

    Puig/Corbin/Markakis

    Its the first three right?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Fister Furbush: Yep, I’d want stras and machado

  23. hmmm says:
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    do we think carlos martinez is gonna be in the cards rotation? if so soon? worth a stash over someone like kluber?

    • Dan Pants

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      @hmmm: I think he’ll be in the rotation by the end of august, but I’d probably want kluber over cmart at this point.

  24. bossmanjunior says:
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    Ogando or Jarred Parker ROS?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’ll go with Parker.

  25. jay says:
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    I’m giving Beachy and Shelby Miller for Tulo thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @jay: In a redraft league if you need the SS and can spare the pitching, doesn’t get much better than Tulo if he can stay healthy.

  26. Pierce says:
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    Drop griffin for nova?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Pierce: I’d stick with AJ Griffin.

  27. smegma says:
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    Getting a lot of trade offers, please let me know if you like any of my counteroffers:

    1. Trade my Bumgarner for his Votto. He initially offered me his Carlos Santana so thought I’d counter with something worth it on my side. Votto would be my UT/IF position.

    2. Buy low on Heyward or steer clear? Could offer Crisp or Fowler for Heyward.

    3. Trade my Rizzo for Stanton? Thinking of yes here.

    4. Trade my Fowler/Iwakuma for his Cespedes/Kuroda. Trying to buy low on Cespedes but other owner is making me work too hard.

    • Dan Pants

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      @smegma: I think the first trade will be tough to pull of. I would avoid Heyward at the moment but I like the third and fourth trades.

      • smegma says:
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        @Dan Pants:
        Just got offered Stanton/Werth for Rizzo/Iwakuma – didn’t get a chance to even offer so must have been thinking of a similar deal lol. Like this deal or counter with just Stanton for Rizzo? I’m not huge on Werth but maybe I’m off. We start 3OF and mine is JUpton/McCutch/CDavis with Fowler or Crisp playing UT. JUpton’s status is up in the air obviously. This move would have Davis slide to IF spot and Stanton go to OF with maybe Werth at UT. Iwakuma is #1 RP due to our settings and we start 2 RP’s with my others being Grilli/Santiago/Erasmo. I also have Burnett that I could counter with.

        • Dan Pants

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          @smegma: I’m not crazy about werth either, and I really like Iwakuma. You could counter with Rizzo/Burnett, but if you don’t want Werth try for Rizzo/Stanton straight up.

  28. Maximo Sanchez says:
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    10 team keeper; cash in on Puig for Mad Bum? Pitching is aging and have trout and Cargo in the OF.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Maximo Sanchez: If you need the pitching Bumgarner is a great keeper, but Puig could be something special too.

  29. Birdog says:
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    Nice job, Dan Pants. Nice job.

  30. Birdog says:
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    Nice job, Dan Pants. Nice job.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Birdog: Thanks!

  31. Ben-eh says:
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    Hi Dan Pants. Is it really inevitable that Corbin reverts to a middle-tier pitcher? Dude’s super young, could he not just possibly have found his stride?

    Anyway, should I offer him up for Matt Carpenter? My offense is fairly mediocre, and some extra runs and boosts at avg and obp could help my team win some more matchups (12 team H2H, 13×13 or something like that…our commish made shitloads of UTIL and BN spots).

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Ben-eh: No, perhaps Corbin as good as he’s pitched, but in all likelihood a bit of regression is coming and bit and he’ll still be very good but maybe not this good. Carpenter sounds fair, you might even be able to do better than that.

  32. pooonhunter says:
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    just wanted to give a shout out to rios and d.brown for going a combined 0-12 so far in both dbl headers. Yes I did have rios on my bench when he went 6-6 to tie an AL record. Such is life in fantasy.

    • Dan Pants

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      @pooonhunter: No one said it was an easy life.

  33. Bthor says:
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    I own Victorino and S. Perez on a team. Eric Young Jr. is on the ww. I have Rosario at catcher right now, should I drop one of these guys for EYJ?

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Bthor: If you need the SB, yeah I’d probably drop Perez for EYJ. Or try to trade one of your two catchers.

      • Bthor says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        I have Rollins, Asdrubal, and Alexei on a team…can I drop Asdrubal for EYJ?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Bthor: I wouldn’t. I’d trade to trade a SS as well, better than getting nothing for them. And I like Asdrubal in the 2nd half.

  34. sange_da_man says:
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    H2H points Keeper league

    Got an offer for my Rios and Shields for Profar and Jose Fernandez…

    Also, drop either Gyorko or Bret Lawrie to pick up either Adam Eaton or Marcel Ozuna, or forget it and keep the 2 IF?

    • sange_da_man says:
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      @sange_da_man:

      …and add Nick Franklin as a possible drop for one of those OF on that list….or not…..whatcha thinkin?

    • Dan Pants

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      @sange_da_man: In a keeper league, I’d take Profar and JoFer in an instant. And I’d probably stick with Gyorko and Lawrie, too.

  35. Steve from Blue's Clues says:
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    Martin or Soriano overall? “m not dying for steals

  36. chisox22 says:
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    12 Team roto espn. Who would you rather have? Ortiz hamilton or jones? Offering hamels for one..

    • Dan Pants

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      @chisox22: I’d want Adam Jones

  37. stumanji says:
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    Pretty much out of contention in a 10 team keep 5 guys league. I just shipped out a haul of expensive stars (plus $3 JoFer) for Goldy $12. I’m thinking I’d only want to keep one 1B, so I am thinking of flipping Rizzo $3 for Harvey $2. After dealing JoFer, my best SP keeper is Gio $10. Harvey owner might ask for Rizzo & Gio. In a vacuum that’s a ton to give up, but considering my team, it may be worth it. My last 3 keepers would be Puig $3 (lock), A. Hill $4 (still love his value at a wasteland position), and then one of Hanley $11, Fowler $4, A Jones $22 (pretty cheap if he ends up a top 5 OF), and I have a few other cheap options depending how the 2nd half shakes out.

    Flip Rizzo for Harvey? Flip Rizzo & Gio for Harvey?

    Also, separate question: Trade Puig $3 for Machado $5?

    • Dan Pants

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      @stumanji: I like Rizzo, especially at that value, don’t think I’d trade him for Harvey, but if you think you need the pitching I think giving Gio as well is too much. I think Puig could be something special but I really like Machado, I would probably do that trade as well, but its a win-win.

  38. Colton says:
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    Rank for remainder… Rendon, Franklin, Gyorko, Arenado

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Colton: Gyorko, Franklin, Rendon, Arenado

  39. Alex says:
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    Luke scott, Ich, Smoak, or Byrd to replace revere? need ops and avg

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @Alex: Scott is crazy hot right now, but Ichiro is probably the best bet for average long term. Ride scott while he’s hot.

  40. Bay of Puigs says:
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    Good morning! Cingrani over Medlen ROS? OR should I drop Minor for Cingrani? Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Bay of Puigs: Tough call. No telling whether Cingrani sticks in the rotation when Cueto returns, and same goes for Medlen when Beachy returns. You could make a case for either, I lean towards Medlen and I’d definitely hold onto to MInor.

  41. Scottie O. says:
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    Need a little help today; got to pick up a SP to stream and need to decide to drop either Salvador Pérez (have Lucroy starting) or Mark Reynolds (haven’t started in a while b/c he’s hitting terribly)

    thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Scottie O.: No reason to have two catchers really, but Perez is probably more likely to get scooped up if you drop him. I’d drop Reynolds.

  42. sange_da_man says:
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    Drop Lind (already rolling with Bautista and Lawrie, which is a crap-ton of Bluejays on one squad) for a possible big 2nd half of B. Belt, Smoak, or Garrett Jones?

    • Dan Pants

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      @sange_da_man: I’d stick with Lind for now.

  43. ron says:
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    i have jose fernandez and harvey and am a little worried about them not being available come playoffs. 14 team head to head league. I’d like to trade them both for solid reliable pitchers, not hitting. who would you suggest i target?

    • Dan Pants

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      @ron: Lucky for you people really like these two. The pair could probably land you Adam Wainwright, Felix, Zimmerman, Cliff Lee or Darvish depending if you find the right buyer.

      • ron says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks. My problem is I really need to trade them both for two arms, not just one. Thoughts?

        • Dan Pants

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          @ron: Harvey should command a good return in a trade like one of the pitchers I listed above. Jo-Fer should be able to land maybe a pitcher in the Minor, Kuroda, Iwakuma range?

      • sange_da_man says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        I just traded my Shields for J-Fer one for one, if that gives you some kind of landmark for a deal….but yeah, that pair should easily land a #1 ace from a team that’s out of the running….

  44. Andrew says:
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    I’m in first

    do I trade Braun for Holliday?

    Braun for Alex Gordon?

    10 team 6×6 roto (OPS)

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Andrew: Braun for Holliday is tempting but I think I’d hold.

  45. bill says:
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    Got offered Segura for my Agonz and Lowrie. Its a keeper league and I’m basically out of it this year. Just not sure if Segura is legit?? Should I accept?

    • Dan Pants

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      @bill: Yeah, I’d accept. He’s legit.

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