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Another Joyous week of 2 start streaming is in the books.  This week we have a bunch of lads that are up against it.  Most of the options this week are being truly put to the test with some of their toughest match-ups to date.  There are no gimmies this week and believe it or not Bronson Arroyo actually looks attractive this week, though only in a fantasy baseball way.  The other options that are being added or talked about this week all get the Yankees and someone else, which is never a good thing especially who the other teams are.  So stream carefully.  Enjoy the week to come and if you need anything you know where to find me. (Please be aware that pitchers and match-ups change)

 

ONE START STREAMERS:

5/2

Josh Tomlin @ CHW – Humber

AJ Burnett @STL – Lynn

5/3

Jake Westbrook vs Pit – Bedard

Jeff Niemann vs Sea – Millwood

Ross Detwiler vs Ari – Kennedy

5/4

Drew Smyly vs CHW – Peavy

Jason Vargas vs Min – Marquis

Anthony Bass vs Mia – Johnson

 

 

TWO START OPTIONS:

Juan Nicasio (LAD vs Harang, Atl vs Beachy) Proving to be a good Road Scholar, offers you some decent K potential as well.   No word on if his brother Jose Texas Instruments is an option this week.

Tommy Milone (@Bos  vs Buchholz, @TB vs Moore) Gets his first start east of the Mississippi. The old man, the mighty miss.   Unfortunately Bos and TB are playing the role of Dinkums and are going to pee all over his picnic basket.

Bronson Arroyo (CHC vs Volstad, @Pit vs Morton) Gotta love the match-ups here. Based on options this week it’s either bench some useful guys, stream some guys mid week if possible, or go with this guy. There is no D unfortunately.

Jason Hammel (@NYY vs Kuroda, @Bos vs Buchholz)  The pride of Treasure Valley Community College, where their motto is bring a shovel because we are in a valley and there is treasure. From the outside looking in if you own him great job, give yourself a pat on the back. Now don’t stop until until May 17th when he can actually be used again.

J.A. Happ (NYM vs Dickey, STL vs Wainwright) The epic battle of R.A. vs J.A. for the world title of being the best initialed pitcher in the galaxy. Adam Wainwright sits in the corner stewing, waiting to take J.A’s lunch money.

Luke Hochevar (Det vs Wilk, NYY vs Hughes) Focus on the names of the match-ups. Not the line-ups for a second…ok I don’t blame you for saying that. Or that, or that…. OK now your just being offensive.  ERA says 5 but he is pitching like a mid 2’s guy, and that my friends is why numbers lie.

Joe Weiland (Mil vs Wolf, Mia vs Nolasco) Home cooking for a Friar’s pitcher. Viva la Hodgepodgery.

Charlie Morton (@STL vs Wainwright, Cin vs Arroyo) If runs came in bunches like bananas then Pittsburgh is suffering from a potassium deficiency.  Look away, nothing to see here unless your in a 16 plus team league and are desperate to destroy your counting stats for the week.

Liam Hendriks (@LAA vs Wilson, @Sea vs Noesi) The good news is he plays the Mariners. The bad is he is a mediocre pitcher on mediocre team playing against an ace.  No sugar coating it around here I am diabetic.

Josh Collmenter (Mia vs Buerhle, @NYM vs Dickey) Hahahahahahahahahahaha.  This message brought to you and paid for by the promotion campaign of Trevor Bauer.

  1. AJ says:
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    Collmenter was already demoted to the bullpen. And Bauer isn’t getting the start. I imagine it’s Corbin although Skaggs is a possibility.

  2. prezii says:
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    Detwiler or bud norris?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @prezii, Norris

  3. Smyly's People says:
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    LOL. Love Smyly’s name.

    Would you start him against the Yanks in the NY Launching Pad?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Smyly’s People, Would be a sit

    • Chunk says:
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      @Smyly’s People, 1 ER to TAM, 1 ER to TEX… Man if he can shut down the Yanks today I am all in on this guy

      • Chunk says:
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        @Chunk, Add to that list 1 ER to NYY….

        • Smyly's People says:
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          @Chunk,

          Good stuff.

    • Smyly's People says:
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      Thanks Guys. Going to sit him today. But hoping he does well and can become a staple as Danks is stinking up the joint.

  4. jonnycat says:
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    I traded Rickie Weeks and Shaun Marcum for Tim Lincecum. Did I do good?

    • Stumanji says:
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      @jonnycat, Ya did good, kid.

      • Smokey

        Smokey says:
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        @Stumanji, I like it.

        • Bean says:
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          @Smokey, Did something similar and traded beuhrle/weeks for lincecum/cozart. I think it’s a a good deal to get lincecum on the cheap now.

          • Chunk says:
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            @Bean, Wow you guys got great deals, took all of my latos and valverde to get him.

  5. MrHappyTime says:
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    Wei-Yin Chin or Tyson Ross for the W today? I need a streamer for today who’s gonna get me a win.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Ross

  6. Stumanji says:
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    I’m not going to use any of these shlubs, but enjoyed reading nonetheless for S’s & G’s. Good work.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Stumanji, well thanks for perusing.

  7. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Smokey….10 team h2h keeper,we keep 10 and I held on to Pineda this yr.Everything is telling me to drop him and just move on,but it IS a K/9 league.SP’s I currently own include Felix,Price,Latos,Holland,Parker,Norris,Detwiler,McCarthy and Dickey.

    the best SP’s available right now are Millone,Samardja and Westbrook.

    so….I SHOULD drop him,right?

    also,which of those other SP’s should I grab?

    thnks.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Cut bait. Think about it logically you already have 2 must keep SP. That means you would keep 6 bats and a closer if you have one that’s worthy. Sounds about right to me.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Milone

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Samardzija

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Smokey, The Shark. I just grabbed him for 2.

  8. Hunter says:
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    In a HTH league, I need some strikeouts and good ratios (ERA and whip). Don’t need a win.

    Stream Anthony Bass today vs. Giants? Better matchup today or tomorrow for Ks and ratios?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Hunter, SF as a team has the second best K rate. I would say he gives you 4.

  9. Blue says:
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    Joe Weiland or Anthony Bass?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Blue, Bass for now

  10. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    14-team 5×5 OBP and QS:

    1. Activate Harper from minor league roster? Kicker is, once activated, I can only demote him if the Nats demote him. I can wait to activate him for about 6 weeks if needed. Don’t want to miss out, but alsodon’t want to pull a quick trigger and activate a kid who will give me the same numbers as Wells and Soriano…

    2. Which side do you prefer? Votto and Bryce Harper or Carlos Santana and Roy Halladay?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Far Beyond Driven, 1. Well if he hits he stays up and that helps you, if he looks over-matched he gets sent down which helps you.
      2. Votto

  11. EK says:
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    Bedard, Delgado or Bass for today?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @EK, Bedard

  12. Comatose Kid says:
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    Morneau was just dropped in my league. Worth a flyer? I could drop Choo or Zobrist

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Comatose Kid, hold

  13. Wake Up says:
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    on Milone…Exactly!

  14. Wake Up says:
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    If ever there was a week to own Nolasco (which I’m not sure there is) this would be the week…but, as always, he could end up kicking you in the Nol saco…

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Wake Up, Yup on both.

    • stumanji says:
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      @Wake Up, I’m hoping he builds on his last good start with 2 more QS this week. I’m gonna try to flip him after that.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @stumanji, You’re in my head. That’s exactly what I’m gonna try.

  15. seph meier says:
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    Drop ubaldo and/or billingsley for hammell, millone, burnett, or wait for bauer to get called up?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @seph meier, If ya wanna be early drop Ubaldo for Bauer. If you want some stats for the week grab Burnett for his start vs STL. Then drop Burnett after that start and grab Bauer.

      • seph meier says:
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        @Smokey, thanks!

  16. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Smokey, Love Arroyo this week. Cincy bats seem to be heating up too…

    12 team H2H W-L, standard 5 + QS, I’ve got 9 SP’s going this week but will lose one when Craig comes back next week.

    Who is the odd man out: Humber, Shark, Nicasio, Alvarez, Cahill? I’m inclined to to drop Alvarez and his low K/9.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, I would wait to see how Cahill and Nicasio’s starts go this week and make a determination then.

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Smokey, Alvarez, Nicasio and Cahill are all very similar (sinkerballers in less than favorable conditions – hitter friendly home ballpark, AL East in Alvarez’ case) but I feel like Nicasio has the most upside, no?

        • Smokey

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          @3FingersBrown, Oh absolutely I agree with that about Nicasio. I just looked ahead at the 3 guys future schedules. Alvarez is the drop he has a tougher match-up schedule then the other 2.

          • 3FingersBrown says:
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            @Smokey, I was thinking RoT but of course it’ll come down to the match-ups as the week unfolds. That’s one of the things I love about H2H – that struggle between winning this week vs. RoT…

            I’m always playing against the number of starts my opponent has each week. Right now, I’m looking at 12 projected starts next week against my opponents 13. The following week, I’ll probably not need the extra SP.

  17. LaHair Balls says:
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    What’s the deal with bauer?

    He’s their best shot at playoffs, is the team spot-starting someone else until he is ready to start on normal rest? Service time issue?

    I don’t have a bench, and don’t want to pick him up a month early…but if we’re talking a week? Might pull the trigger.

    Anyone know the scoop?

    • Smokey

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      @LaHair Balls, Well Cahill can pitch Monday on 5 days rest. Bauer would then be able to pitch Thursday. Uncle Barry Enright is also an option for the one start on that same Thursday. With all these high profile prospect promotions, me personally I think that Bauer starts Thursday at Was vs Detwiler. But they have other options Skaggs/Corbin and Enright will all be on normal rest by Thursday.

  18. Cutch in Locks says:
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    Would you start Scherzer tomorrow at Yankee Stadium?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, if You need K’s sure. If you are worried about your periphs then sit.

  19. Pete2cool says:
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    When would you say Bauer gets called up?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Pete2cool, Im doing some digging and it appears that through the D-Backs sites it seems like it will be Corbin that will get the call and pitch on Tuesday. Now taht doesn’t mean that he won’t be called up right after that game and start later in that week. It is all very cryptic right now.

      • stumanji says:
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        @Smokey, There’s no doubt that the Bauer hype machine is working overtime right now, but I’ve been hearing since pre-season that he wouldn’t be the first to get the call from their wealth of arms in the minors. You say Corbin, I think Skaggs is a possibility too. Bauer has the pure “stuff” but other guys are more MLB ready.

  20. Mike says:
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    Billingsley or lohse ROS??
    Thanks!!!!!
    Looking to trade one of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lohse

  21. Eric says:
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    Who’s the best add Cody Ross, Luke Scott, or Mike Trout
    would drop either john danks or bud norris
    or should i drop both of them and pick Trevor Bauer also?

    other pitchers are Haren, Bumgarner, Wilson, Latos, Hammel, Lilly, Minor, Cahill, Billingsley, Jimenez, Volquez

    • Smokey

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      @Eric, Ross, drop Danks.

  22. Mike says:
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    Thanks!!
    Worley or billingsley ROS?
    Trading a pitcher ….

  23. Smokey

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    @Mike, Worley for me.

  24. Ryan says:
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    Austin Jackson,stubbs,or Schaefer…..need to pick up bench OF
    Thanks

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Ryan, Jackson

  25. Plasmaj says:
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    What about phil hughes? His era is ugly, but peripherals say he has been unlucky (BABIP and HR/FB) and has decent Ks

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Plasmaj, Match-up guy for me

      • Plasmaj says:
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        @Smokey, sure, but dece mnznt matchups this week. At least better than some of the other two starters on the list

  26. quimmy says:
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    2 trade offers on the table:

    My HanRam for His DeeGordon and Matt Holiday
    or
    My HanRam for His DeeGordon and Giancarlo Stanton

    Would you do either of these offers?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @quimmy, If you need steals I wouldn’t mind either

  27. Hunter says:
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    Chin or Delgado today for peripherals and Ks?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Hunter, Chen

  28. Quentin says:
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    I see Anthony Bass listed as a one start streamer. I wanna go into this kid. I’ve been fishing this Bass out of the free agent pool hoping he can make that bullpen to starter transition smoothly a la Lance Lynn. In the MLB his K:BB ratio isn’t anything to write home about but in the minors he had that under control. Am I too optimistic on him? Is my judgement clouded because I’m a loco Padres fan? Thanks.

    • Smokey

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      @Quentin, No he has great k potential and a home start is a plus

  29. stumanji says:
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    Start Peavy vs Boston today? (Categories include Quality Starts instead of Wins).

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @stumanji, Sure

      • stumanji says:
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        @Smokey, THE PEAV! It’s amazing what an attached shoulder tendon can do.

  30. poet says:
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    Can you rank these SP’s? McCarthy, Detwiler, Danks, Duffy. Gracias.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @poet, Danks is a disaster would prolly be last as I would roll the dice with Duffy. Top two are as u have them listed.

  31. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Is Guerra still the LAD closer? Should I trade him and Aceves and punt the saves category? (Lost Bailey and Storen to injuries.)

  32. aclaritymaven says:
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    Looks like Patrick Corbin is going to get the start Monday for the Diamondbacks. Collmenter is moving to the pen.

  33. EK says:
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    Smyly or Billingsley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly…

    • Boesch.0 says:
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      @EK, i dropped Bills for Smiley before Bills’ start tonight. I think Smiley gets more wins with a similar whip but a few fewer K/9.

  34. Hawk says:
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    Josh Collmenter (Mia vs Buerhle, @NYM vs Dickey) Hahahahahahahahahahaha. This message brought to you and paid for by the promotion campaign of Trevor Bauer.

    ——————————————————————————–

    They brought up some other schmohawk. FREE TREVOR BAUER!!!

  35. John C. says:
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    jemile weeks or altuve rest of season? 7 cats, OBP/Slug/XBH instead of avg

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @John C., Altuve, I am a believer.

  36. Random Collmenter says:
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    This week, start Capuano @ Cubs or Wade Miley @ Mets?

    Miley has been dealing…..

    thanks.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, coin flip for me. It came up heads so Miley.

  37. norby says:
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    Tommy Milone or Joe Weiland for this week only? Need to lock in one for the week – 12 team H2H. Thanks!

  38. Andrew says:
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    Sending Matt Graza and Lucas Duda for Corey Hart and Coco Crisp. Should I make that deal?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Andrew, Crisp looks blech. Id rather have Garza/Duda. But if you are speculating on steals and have extra pitching could make sense for ya.

  39. Jason says:
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    I’ve been proposed a trade: give up Trevor Cahill for Bryce Harper. Any thoughts?

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