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Yu Darvish was outstanding last night, pitching 8.2 innings and allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out 12 Red Sox. Darvish brought his filthiest stuff to the park last night. No, not his magazine collection. Yu’s pitches were overpowering the Sawx and the movement on his slider made him practically unhittable. Yu retired the first 20 batters he faced before David Ortiz reached on an error in the fifth inning, breaking up the perfect game. Regardless, Darvish dominated. He struck out six in a row at one point, which is like Craig Kimbrel getting a double save. Yu was one strike away from his first no-hitter, but David Ortiz pulled through again with a ground ball through the shift. D’ohvish. Damn you, Big Papi! Yu do not “Luv Ya Papi”, but you’re better off with J.Lo anyway, David. Poor Darvish suffered the same fate in his debut last April versus Houston, striking out 14 Astros through 8.2 innings before losing the perfect game with one out to go. So what does all this mean for your fantasy team? Not a whole lot, except if you own Darvish you’re as happy as Pharrell in a new, big hat. Despite his bad luck, Darvish currently sports a lovely 10.49 K/9 to go along with his 1.08 WHIP, and it’s those stats that will help your fantasy team a lot more than any perfect game will.  But don’t worry, Yu will get there some day.

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

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4, 10th HR. Tulorrific! I’ve started using the word “Tulo” to describe things that are just too good for words. Like, man, what do you think is more Tulo, his .769 SLG% or his 1.273 OPS? They are tulodiculous. Or, that bacon double chee’ was TU-LO! Hey bro, check out my new Tulo kicks, they’re the Jordan LXI’s (they’re orthopedic just like the real Jordan’s, good for the knees, yo!) How about Tulo’s .402 batting average? Isn’t that Tulo cray, or maybe this word is just Tulo dumb. What? You don’t think it’s Tuloarious? Stop trying to make Tulo happen. It’s not going to happen.

Nolan Arenado – 0-for-3, run. The hitting streak finally ends. But I’m sure we’ll see another one from Nolan Sharkenado soon enough. Quick, it’s your buy-low window! Yeah, it’s a small window. Probably for elves or hobbits.

Johnny Cueto – 8.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 ER, 8 K. Johnny continues his best Clayton Kershaw impression, and he has been simply incredible to date. It is completely dumb luck that I own him anywhere, *Fantasy Pro Tip:* be dumb! Cueto hasn’t allowed more than two ER in a start all year, and has gone at least 8.0 innings in five of his eight outings (he pitched 7.0 innings in the other three), including two complete games. He leads the league with a ridiculous 0.73 WHIP, and the 2.66 xFIP is as elite as it gets. The Reds o-fence is providing an average of just 2.75 runs of support per start, so Johnny has been even better than his 3-2 record shows. If that’s not Tulo, I don’t know what is. What I’m saying is we should be fawning over Cueto a lot more than we are already, I’m guessing we’re all just afraid he’s going to get hurt again.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, and his 5th HR. Back in the clean up spot, JoVo hit a walk-off home run to claim this one for Canada, guy. Hey, I’m not your guy, budday!

Ernesto Frieri – 1.0 IP, 2 K, 4th SV. Looks like Ernesto is back to being the closer. Well, that didn’t take very long. Frieri just took a brief break while he was “rolling out! Looking for America’s best diners, drive-ins and dives!”

Garrett Richards – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 ER, 6 K. People seem to ask me a lot, “Hey you! Who should I trade this shcmohawk for?” Well, that depends on your team needs and the stupidity level of your trading partner, but Richards might be a guy I’d target. He’s young, pitches for a good team, and has struck out five or more in every one of his starts this season with a 9.20 K/9. Yes, please! The 3.1% HR/FB and 2.72 FIP are real purdy to look at, too. Still, I think the best is yet to come from Richards this season and if I can buy him now for relatively cheap, I’d go for it.

Clay Buchholz – 4.1 IP, 10 hits, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. Well, if that outing doesn’t make you want to start him the next week I don’t know what will. Do you want him to make fun of your mom or something, too? Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! If you’re reading this you may be taking way too much interest in your son’s hobbies.

Elvis Andrus – 4-for-5, 2 runs. Does anyone else think Andrus’s beard makes him look like an evil villain? I was half expecting a cackle after his fourth hit last night. Mwa-ha-ha! Elvis’ nefarious henchman, Leonys Martin, was 2-for-4 with a 2-run HR, and after the game he and Elvis went for ice cream sundaes. Mwa-ha-ha!

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, HR. Need a little excitement? Manny, get them some slim jims. Macho Manny Machado with his signature move, the flying baseball jack. Oh yeah!

Brett Cecil – 1.0 IP, 3 base runners, 1 ER and the loss. Casey Janssen can’t come back soon enough, even for Cecil, Steve Delabar and Sergio Santos owners.

Mike Trout – 1-for-5, 7th HR. His royal Troutness. The evil advertising execs that secretly run Razzball insist on me mentioning Mike Trout in every other post. Also, while we’re at it: puppies, Taylor Swift, twerking, yolo and Bryce Harper.

Neil Walker – 3-for-4, 3-run HR, 4 RBI. I used up all my pirate puns last week, but hey, nice game, Neil!

Ike Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBI. As Razzball’s resident Ike Davis supporter, although not exactly by choice, I feel obligated to point out Ike has three straight multi-hit games. That is all.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 8th HR. How is Jhonny not owned everywhere by now? Is it the placement of the H? Eight home runs!? How did that happen? He’s got a seven game hitting streak with two homers in that span. Shortstop is the word this year! Amiright!?

Phil Hughes – 7.0 IP, 8 hits, 0 ER, 3 K and his 4th win. Well, color me impressed. Against the ferocious Tigers no less, Phil notches his fourth win in a row. Feeling the rush post game, Phil went driving around 8 Mile looking to start some freestyle battles. Even if he can take down B. Rabbit, I wouldn’t touch Hughes for his start next week versus Boston.

Justin Verlander – 7.0 IP, 9 base runners, 2 ER, 5 K.  JV was the hard luck loser last night, but doode is winning at life if he’s still dating Kate Upton. And for that, sir, we salute you. We hate you, but we salute you.

Brandon McCarthy – 3.1 IP, 9 hits, 7 ER, 5 K. If he was as consistent a pitcher as he was a Twitterer he would be worth owning everywhere. But he’s not. So whenever you need your Brandon McCarthy fix of his trademark brand of off beat humor and daily life insight, just follow him on twitter instead. And yes, he paid me to plug his account.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI. He is good at hitting baseballs far. He is Tulo good at it.

Alexei Ramirez – 2-for-4, grand slamy (5th HR). Grey told you to SELL Tulowitzki this week, and although I don’t think I’d be able to trade him right now because of my weak will and all, I do agree that now is a good time to sell. Shortstop is crazy deep this year and Alexei has been the perfect example of that. You can probably get just about anything you want for Tulo right now. *Cough Stanton Cough*. Ahem, I’m sorry, I accidentally typed the word cough twice. Anyway, explore your options. The ChiSox scored 9 runs off 15 hits including three hits from Alejandro de Aza and a home run from Tyler Flowers.

Julio Teheran – 8.0 IP, 1 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K. His only blip was a solo homer to Mike Olt (who has now homered in three straight games). Julio’s been every bit the fantasy ace we all drafted him to be, in fact he’s been more of an ace for my teams than any of the aces I drafted as aces. Wait now I’m confused. I’ll make it easy for you, Julio’s got a 1.71 ERA, and 0.81 WHIP through eight starts. That’s pretty ace-some.

Alex Wood  – 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 2 K and his third win. Craig Kimbrel blew the save (1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 1 ER), but Alex Wood felt for his fantasy owners after losing his spot in the rotation to Gavin Floyd and he offered up the vulture win out of the pen as some sort of consolation.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-5, 7th HR. Dude is so hot, he’s making Kevin Durant look ice cold. Has someone been lacing the peace pipe with PEDs? Or maybe its in the wampum. Whatever gets me fantasy points. Keep on smoke um what you’re smoke um-ing, Brantley.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-4, 6th HR. It must be that new autographed Browns Johnny Manziel jersey he was secretly wearing under his uniform. Not sure if Johnny told you, but him and Asdrubal are boyz 4 lyfe.

Corey Kluber – 6.2 IP, 9 hits, 2 ER, 9 K. Grey told you to BUY him and I totally agree. He’s been way more gooder than badder-er? Sure, the the 1.35 WHIP isn’t doing you any favors but the Klub’s has a sick 9.93 K/9 and a 25.5 K% and has only given up more than 3 ER in a start twice this year.

John Axford – 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Axford entered with a four run lead, but after giving up a run and putting tying runs on base Cody Allen (0.1 IP, 1st save) was called upon to bail him out. Axford has been terrible lately, and the 4.91 ERA and 1.77 WHIP is inspiring no one. It remains unclear if he’ll lose closing duties to the more worthy Allen, but Cody is worth a speculative add in most leagues just in case.

Jake Odorizzi – 5.0 IP, 5 hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K. Is that Odorizzi I smell unscented? Because it doesn’t smell half bad. Mmmm, absense of scent…Certainly better than before. Jake has an ugly 5.79 ERA on the year and normally I wouldn’t advise going near him but he gets the Mariners in Seattle next week and I’ve learned never to doubt the Rays and Joe Maddon’s sorcery.

Yovani Gallardo – 5.2 IP, 5 hits, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. You need to sell this guy while his ERA is still under three.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6.1 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K as he moves to 5-0. For his next trick, Tanaka Flocka Flame will take on the Mets next week, with No Hands!

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4, 3-run HR, his 2nd. Tanaka must be the Ying to Solarte’s Yangervis.

Brandon Maurer – 7.1 IP, 14 hits, 4 ER, 0 K. Ugh-face. Gave up 14 singles. *Fantasy Pro Tip*: That won’t help your fantasy team, but if you own him already you are probably beyond help.  I’m just using Mauer’s blurb as a convenient way to tell you that Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon all had three hits a piece! Royals! It do run in their blood!

Jason Vargas – 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 6 K. That kind of luxe just ain’t for Var-gas. Let him be your ruler. You can call him King V. And baby he’ll rule, he’ll rule, he’ll rule… Let him live that fantasy. At least until his next start vs. Baltimore.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, RBI. Grey told you to BUY Cain…Sugar! Sweet! Grab him before someone else steals him. Hey, Lorenzo can steal! Supposedly!

Madison Bumgarner – 8.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 8 K. I haven’t seen a bum that mad since I stole a panhandler’s change to pay for parking. But after Yasiel Puig hit his 5th HR and flipped his bat Bum looked mighty Mad indeed, mean-mugging Puig as he rounded the bases. Really, MadBum? Really? Puig could press you like a panini and serve you with roasted pork and pickles. I am liking the confidence though.

Brandon Belt – Headed to the DL with a broken thumb after being hit by a pitch. It’s a big blow for owners who have enjoyed Belt’s 9 HR, 18 RBI and 3 SB. He is expected to miss about a month and a half. More importantly, now that the Belt is gone, let’s just hope Pablo Sandoval can keep his pants from falling down.

Tommy Milone – 8.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K and his first win. Holy schnikes, Tommy boy! Way to pull off the Herbie Hancock. I guess this is why Dan Strailly lost his rotation spot before Milone. It’s a nice start, but I’d like to see a little more before recommending him.

Doug Fister – 4.1, 9 hits, 5 ER, 2 K. Gave up homers to John Jaso, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes. Owners weren’t diggin’ this first start back from Doug, but he should rebound next week in Arizona.

Tyson Ross – 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 8 K. Ty is a true Hodgepadre through and through. Let’s look at the splits, over the internet friends. Ross has three wins with a 1.59 ERA, 36 Ks and opponents are batting just .210 against him home at PetCo. Meanwhile, his ERA is 5.94 away, with opponents hitting .333 with 4 HRs off him in just 16.2 IP. He gets the Reds in Cincinnati next week and I would avoid.

Jose Fernandez – 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 5 ER, 5 K. Is this because I made you be blood brothers with me? I should have warned you my blood may or may not be loaded with trace amounts of THC and opiates. It’s tainted blood, and you may be feeling the after effects of our friendship pact. The horror, fantasy owners! Just when you think it’s safe to start the best pitcher in baseball against the worst offense in baseball in the most pitcher friendly park…in the world. Stephen King presents: PetCo Sematary.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-4, 2 HR including a grand salami, 6 RBI. How was this for a Tulo performance? So yeah, of course he waits until over half his owners drop him before busting out a two home run game on us. Such a Gyorko move. I’d still grab this big Gyorko wherever he’s still available. But don’t be coming back ’round here no more now, Jedd, me and Brian Dozier have been very happy building a fantasy life together, and now that you’re back, it’s got me questioning our whole relationship.

 

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! 

 

From Around The Web

  1. Chicagifornia says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Cameron Maybin ROS?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Chicagifornia: I like Maybin better short term, but I’d go with Cain ROS.

      • Chicagifornia says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Good deal–thanks!

          • Dan Pants

            Dan Pants says:
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            @Jayrod Ceol: I’d take Aoki

            • Jayrod Ceol says:
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              @Dan Pants: A-OKAY ;)

  2. Chris r says:
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    Bogaerts was just dropped in my league.

    I’ve got everth and Rollins at SS, Wright and Gyorko at 3b

    Would you drop any of: Fowler, Lagares, De Aza, Gyorko, Rollins or Cabrera for him?

    (12 team yahoo H2H 5×5, deep benches)

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chris r: I wouldn’t run to the waiver wire or anything. Might considering dropping Lagares or Fowler, depending on your bench depth. Xander’s 3B/SS eligibility could be helpful, but he hasn’t done much of anything. If you believe it him he’s worth an add.

      • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        yea he was driving me nuts so i traded adam jones for ham ran and didnt think twixe bout dropping him bc his stat line is pathetic, but McCann is driving me nuts now with his low batting average and not much production

  3. Ryan says:
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    Jonathan lucroy for mike minor? Fair value in 12 team league?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Ryan: I’d want the Minor side, and it’s not that close for me.

  4. Paul says:
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    Is it sadly time to drop Wood in a 10 team 6×6 H2H?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Paul: I assume you’re talking about Alex and not Travis. Keep Alex Wood. He is starting next Saturday. You may have to be patient but he will regain his spot eventually.

  5. Phil says:
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    Ike Davis or L . Cain ?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Phil: Depends on need. Ike for power, Cain for speed.

      • Phil says:
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        @Dan Pants: would you drop Smoak for any of them?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Phil: Unless you need the speed I’d hold.

  6. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    hey so when lawrie returns hes gonna be playing second alot more to accommodate Juan Francisco. with that said i picked up francisco last week and he has been wonderful, do you think he can maintain a semblance of this great play in this potent lineup? remember the jays have done a great job of finding diamonds in the rough with both joey bats and edwin..

    • Dan Pants

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      @Billy Beane Is Not My Lover: Not really buying this. His .378 BABIP and insane 29.4 HR/FB ratio are unsustainable. He will hit home runs, but that batting average is going to drop hard.

      • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        well i got Zimmerman on the dl, and also have Lawrie who is 2b eligible but i have dozier at second as well. so I can stash him on the bench and play him when he goes on hot streaks, also i have 2 util spots but Chris Davis is going to def occupy one when he returns bc i have Pujols. but believe it or not Adam Laroche has been one of my more consistent hitters as of late so until he proves otherwise hes my other util spot.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Billy Beane Is Not My Lover: Yeah, by all means play Juan Fran while he’s hot. Two homers in the past week, I’ll take it! But he could cool off quick so be warned.

          • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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            @Dan Pants:

            i got him midway through last week, so hes given me a bunch of rbis and runs scored to boot and avg.

  7. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    another question would it be wise to pick up a second catcher like kurt suzuki (300 avg, 19rbis) to play until McCann comes around? hes low batting average is killing me atm. also with that short porch in right at yankee stadium i was expecting big things. im not talking about dropping him, but would it be unheard of to carry a second catcher until he gets it going? im very torn on this.

      • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        k thanks for the advice, i trust he will come around too. I can tolerate low batting averages as long as they r stuffing the stat sheet like a dozier. but like I said Yankee stadium was made for him with that short porch.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Billy Beane Is Not My Lover: Unlike Juan Francisco, McCann’s .211 BABIP and 8.7 HR/FB suggest he’s been seriously unlucky. I bet as the weather warms up the baseballs will start flying to that short porch like you predicted.

  8. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Dan Pants, you are a worthy weekend pinch-hitter for the mighty Grey. Tulo write-up.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: That’s real tulo of you to say, Chuckles. Thanks!

  9. Phil says:
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    Dan would you drop Smoak for Ike Davis ? Drop Smoak for L. Cain?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Phil: If I needed speed I might go for Cain, but I think I’d hold onto Smoak a it longer.

  10. splartch says:
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    who will be more tulo at 3B ROS, gyorko or frazier?

    thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @splartch: I am a sucker for Gyorko. Even if he’s batting .167. Frazier is a safer bet, but Gyorko’s got upside.

  11. Pete says:
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    Is McHugh @BAL okay to start today in a H2H points league?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Pete: I would probably sit to be on the safe side.

  12. SMLV1 says:
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    Benching Perez vs Boston tonight? Trying to catch Opponent in ERA and WHIP.

    As of now I have Santana vs CHC, Eovaldi vs SD and Perez vs BOS. Opponent is starting Cain vs LAD.

    My ERA and WHIP – 3.97 1.45
    Opponent – 2.25 1.25

    I have K’s locked up and we are tied with 2 Wins each.

    12 team standard Y! League.

    • Dan Pants

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      @SMLV1: I own Perez all over and benching him everywhere. He could very well pitch well enough to help your ratios, but after two rough outings I’m not taking that chance.

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Dan Pants: If he blows up again are we still holding him over the likes of Gee and Pomeranz?

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          @SMLV1: In 10-12 teams leagues he is a streamer. Two rough starts this week, but if he does OK tonight, I’d try him out next week vs Toronto. At this point though I’d want Gee over Perez.

  13. Lemmingness says:
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    Are there any DL players (or similarly currently-low-value players) I should be targeting with Gallardo? With 3 straight meh starts, not sure what value he has, if any at all.
    H2H weekly points league, no particular needs

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: Or on the waiver wire, there’s Koehler, Lyles, McAllister, Hughes. Any of those worth dropping Gallardo for? Or just look for a trade?

      • Lemmingness says:
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        @Lemmingness: Or Pomeranz

        • Dan Pants

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          @Lemmingness: Yeah, don’t drop him, but trade him if you can. The ERA is still nice, and he should pitch well against Pittsburgh next week if you want to wait until he gets a good start under his belt to sell high.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Lemmingness: I mentioned Richards. Homer Bailey is a good buy low. Maybe you could land a good closer. Jim Johnson’s value might still be relatively low in the eyes of the owner. You could try Ryu or Cingrani, both should be effective when they return.

  14. Johnny baseball says:
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    Hey there dan, I’m in a 10 tm h2h points league, we start 4 OF’ers & been streaming the 4th OF, currently 4th OF is Desmond Jennings; drop him for any of these? Which do you you like for week 7 the most?
    Colby rasmus, marlon Byrd, leonys Martin, george springer, BJ upton, rajai Davis, Shane Victorino , Cameron maybin or Lorenzo Cain, I’m looking for power; my week 7 opponent currently leads the league with homers

    • Dan Pants

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      @Johnny baseball: You are probably better off with Jennings out of this bunch, but Rasmus is the guy you want for power right now. Three homers in the past week. If you can make room for Springer he’s a guy I would stash wherever I could as well.

      • Johnny baseball says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Thanks for the response dan, as far as stash goes I recently added polanco to stash

  15. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    trade chris davis for matt kemp knowing you have adrian gonz and todd frazier for 1b ci?

  16. Dean says:
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    I like Kluber but I think he’s just a career high babip guy. I like what he’s doing with his K/BB ratio but I think I’d take Ian Kennedy over him at this point, kluber needs to throw more of that cutter, gets mad whiffs.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Dean: I am a sucker for those Ks though. Kennedy is probably a safer bet, has a great home park and has been surprisingly solid but I’ll take Kluber’s upside here.

  17. Beastman says:
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    Hey guy, nice write up. Say buddy, what do you think of a Harper for Kershaw swap? 16 team H2H. Could use pitching help and have de aza/Aoki/springer to use as my 3rd OF. Usually don’t go for top SPs but having Harper in my DL spot for 2 months is frustrating.

    Thanks pal! Love the South Park reference, as you can tell.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Beastman: Hey buddy! I’ll tell you, guy, I’m aboot done with Harper myself, ready to ship him off to Newfoundland and go home and eat kraft dinner. Kershaw is about as sure a thing as for a pitcher as you can get. I’m surprised you can pull off that trade right now, but if you can I’d do it, especially if its a redraft league. Terrence and Phillip agree whole-fartedly, guy!

      • Beastman says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks buddy. Will prob have to include some other pieces on both sides to make it work, but that’s the core of the trade.

  18. Pope says:
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    Great post, Dan.

    Are you comfortable dropping Liriano in a 12 teamer? Std 5×5 H2H

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Pope: Thanks Pope! I’m holding onto Liriano a little longer myself, but I admit his start in Milwaukee next week scares me.

    • Pope says:
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      @Pope: Looking at picking up Garrett Richards or Jhonny Peralta

      • Pope says:
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        @Pope: But I agree, the lack of control scares me…at least the Brewers don’t have Braun?

      • Dan Pants

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        @Pope: Depends who you’re shortstop/MI is, but with SS as deep as it is I’d lean towards Richards.

        • Pope says:
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          @Dan Pants: I’ve got Segura and A. Escobar at MI

          • Dan Pants

            Dan Pants says:
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            @Pope: I’d grab Richards.

            • Pope says:
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              @Dan Pants: Thanks Dan

  19. joe says:
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    I tried to deal Tulo /JUp for Stanton and Desmond and got rejected because Tulo’s medical’s history is shaky. MY PLAN WAS FOILED

    • Dan Pants

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      @joe: Damn knowledgeable owners and their stupid facts. Maybe he’ll do Tulo for Stanton straight up. The bright side is it’s not exactly hurting your team to have Tulo right now. Sure you want to sell high if you can get a top 5 player, but don’t be upset if you’re stuck with him. He is on fire right now.

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        @Dan Pants: J Up is quite a bit valued higher currently than Desmond so it’s likely if opp won’t do this trade he really won’t do tulo for stanton str up.

  20. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Looking to trade Myers for a SP. My outfield is stacked (Trout,Cargo,McCutchen) so Myers just sits on my bench. What calibre of pitcher should I target? Fister?

    • Dan Pants

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      @BitchesBeShoppach: People really like Myers, he’s got loads of potential. Not someone I’d trade but you’re OF is stacked so it makes sense. I would target guys like Sonny Gray, Julio Teheran, Yordano Ventura, Justin Verlander, etc. Maybe you could pull of a Tanaka or Cueto deal. He is a popular player so you should be able to get a top pitcher for him, and if you can wait until he heats up a bit possibly even more.

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks for the advice. Think I’ll hold him for now. You never know when cargo will find his way on he DL.
        Would you drop Martin perez for peralta, niese or Koehler? Stroman and taijuan walker are available but I’m already sitting on Bauer and my league has a innings pitched minimum of 30.

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @BitchesBeShoppach: Depending on what Perez does tonight I might swap him for a streamer like Koehler. That Dodgers start is not ideal but he has been solid.

          • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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            Thanks for the help. FYI my name is Dan and I also wear pants.

  21. Alex says:
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    Nice article, Dan. One guy I never see many people talk about is Brandon Moss. Is a .260 BA and 30HR/90RBI what we can expect with him?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Alex: Moss seems to fall under the radar a lot, but he’s heating up so maybe people will start talking about him more. Those look like fair projections to me, the average and RBIs may be a tad high, but the way the A’s have been playing and scoring runs those projections might even be selling Moss short.

      • Alex says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks, Dan. I have an offer of Matt Kemp for my Moss and Jered Weaver. Which side would you rather have? I have Stanton, Holliday, and Marte in my outfield with Moss and Jhonny Peralta in my utility spots right now.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Alex: I’d stick with Moss and Weaver.

  22. Zar says:
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    Urk, a catcher question.

    Salvador Perez or Mesoraco RoS?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Zar: I’d go with Mesoraco assuming he’s healthy

    • Zar says:
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      @Zar: Also would you trade Bautista for Pujols?

      • Dan Pants

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        @Zar: Yes I would, but I mentioned before I have a bias for Albert.

  23. J Boy says:
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    Votto/Holliday/G.Floyd for Rizzo/Peavy/Bourn in a 14 team roto keeper – which side do you like?

    Also, Andrus/Frieri for Zobrist/Profar, same league?

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @J Boy: I like the Rizzo side and the Zobrist side. Both seem like fair trades though, in that case I lean towards the sides with better keepers prospects.

  24. Pantalones –

    Muy bien. Gracias por el información!

    Deep, 14 team 6×6 OPS, H2H weekly redraft. Need a UTIL bat for 1-2 weeks. Please, choose 1:

    Ike Davis – 3 straight multi-hit games.
    Mike Olt – 3 straight games with a HR.

    Both are average drains, Leaning Olt cause of upside. What do you think?

    Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

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      @EL BURRO: De nada! I think Ike is the safer bet, but Olt does have the upside, 3B eligibility and a seven game week next week. Davis also walks more which could help with the OPS. Tough call, I’d probably go with Ike.

  25. Timmy says:
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    Hey man , great posts!

    I need help at OF, recently lost Bruce to a DL stint, rest of my OF’ers are Alex rios, dom brown, torii Hunter, Alfonso soriano , who would you look to add? Rasmus, Martin prado, leonys Martin, Lorenzo Cain, Grady Sizemore, Drew Stubbs, dennard spann ,Cameron maybin , Ben revere, or Victorino.

    Keep or drop torii Hunter or angel pagan, I’d be dropping one of them to add from the Outfielders from above.

    I’m also dropping Delmon young who to add, neil walker, daniel Murphy, middlebrooks, Ike Davis, Adam Lind, Jedd gyorko or smoak, thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Timmy: Not sure how deep your league is, but you probably want to hold on to Hunter and Pagan. Drop Delmon Young for Leonys Martin if you need an OFer.

      • Timmy says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        It’s a 10 team league

  26. phenomenot says:
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    I own both Fernandez and Gyorko. Naturally Gyorko was benched against (one of) the best pitcher(s) in baseball. Jerk-store.

    • Dan Pants

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      @phenomenot: Gyorko move, Jedd. I would drop you so hard if I didn’t just pick you up again.

  27. JP says:
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    Hi guys,

    I need to drop one of my RPs between Casey Janssen, H Street, or F Rodney. What do you think?

    I play in a H2H points league.

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @JP: Wow. I wouldn’t want to drop any of the three, try to trade one. If you must I’d drop the guy who has been injured, Casey Janssen.

  28. Sange76 says:
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    12 team Head to Head Points keeper

    Just traded Alex wood for joe Mauer for a utility bat and insurance for Weiters elbow. Now, I have one too many bats. I have Allen Craig, Martin Prado, Neil Walker and Xander Bogaerts. Need to trade or move one. I have definite offers for Allen Craig or Martin prado for tommy hunter. I have a possible offer for Craig for Koji Uehara. I would still need to drop someone anyway to grab another starter. Was planning on dropping Jim Johnson if I make a deal for a closer. What should the best course of action be? Make a deal, which one, or just cut bait with one of those guys?

    Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Sange76: Keep Johnson. I’d hold, drop Walker or Bogaerts

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Walker? over Prado? Have cano at 2b and bogaerts at 3b.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Sange76: You should probably drop Bogaerts, but I can understand if you don’t want to. I still have faith Prado will be better and he has multiple position eligibility so if I’d drop Walker. I don’t think you need to make a deal, Jim Johnson will be a good closer

  29. Hanklongball says:
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    Trying to patch together my OF while Bruce gets healthy. Would you recommend Rasmus or Cain for the next 3-4 weeks?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Hanklongball: Rasmus for power, Cain for speed.

  30. Travis says:
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    Hey Dan, how you rank ROS: Heyward, Myers, Kemp? Thanks!

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: toss Pence in the mix as well.

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Travis: Myers, Heyward, Kemp Pence

  31. Punk says:
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    Hi – 12 team 5×5 mixed roto. Trade Morneau for Ian Kennedy? Which is for real? Is this an overpay? Thank you.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Punk: Keep Morneau. I like what Kennedy is doing but offering Morneau is too much.

  32. Travis says:
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    So Ax finally got fired, for now. I’d had Allen stashed, but they’re saying probably committee. Better off dropping Ax for Shaw, or holding Ax til he gets it back? I am leery about cutting him, less I make the same mistake I did cutting Frieri for smith (all two days he was demoted?).

    • Dan Pants

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      @Travis: Yeah I’d hold Axford for now if you can. I wouldn’t own Allen and Shaw unless you really needed saves, but I’d prefer to own Allen.

      • Travis says:
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        @Dan Pants: well I am hurting for saves… My closers that league are Ax, Allen, Melancon, Street–so only one full time closer… What about dropping Ax to stash Veras who should be back soon?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Travis: I’d hold for now.

  33. Scooter G says:
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    Whos the best add? J Peralta, B Miller, J Gyorko

    • Dan Pants

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      @Scooter G: Gyorko

  34. Travis says:
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    Which side: Heyward + Lowrie for Fielder + Clippard, it’s a 7×7 saves/holds league?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Travis: Heyward/Lowrie

  35. Travis says:
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    Corey Dickerson on fire tonight… He the next big thing? Him or Blackmon?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Travis: Blackmon

  36. ferris says:
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    Nl only

    thinking about shopping samardjia
    and targeting
    pedro alvarez or jayson werth

    think I’d win those deals?

    • Dan Pants

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      @ferris: Samardzija has been awesome despite not having a win. I think you can do better.

  37. Lemmingness says:
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    Aaaaaaand there’s the Aramis Ramirez DL we’ve all been waiting for. I just hope Marte’s back isn’t too bad.

    To double check, H2H weekly points league (k’s -1), Gyorko, Frazier, or Neil Walker for my infield spot?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Lemmingness: I’d go with Gyorko while he’s heating up, and he’s got a weekend series at Coors. Fazier is probably a safer bet though.

  38. EK says:
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    Farnsworth or C Allen
    For roto W, K, S, ERA, WHIP

    • EK says:
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      @EK: or Joe Smith thx

    • Dan Pants

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      @EK: I’ll take my chances with Cody Allen.

  39. picard56 says:
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    Can V-Mart reach 25 homers this year?

    • Dan Pants

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      @picard56: Sure, I think 25 is a safe projection. 30 is pushing it, but he already has eight. If he can stay healthy he should have no problem producing in that line up.

  40. los locos says:
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    Addison Reed or Casey Jansen?

    • Dan Pants

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      @los locos: I’ll go with Reed until I see Janssen is fully healthy and effective.

  41. malamoney

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    In order to pick up Montero I’d need to drop one of Jim Johnson, Ernesto Frieri or Melancon. I also have Street. We start only 2 RP, but given those 3, who knows which one is startable.

    Also not sure if Montero crack my lineup behind Felix, Strasburd, Greinke, Gerrit, Gray, Anibal and Stroman when we only start 4.

    I could drop Khris Davis who is now behind Braun, Cespedes, Gordon, Bruce, Kemp, Springer, Moss and Prado.

    Thoughts?

    • Dan Pants

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      @malamoney: I’d hold for now. If you want to drop a closer because you can’t start them all and can’t trade one I’d drop Johnson.

      • malamoney

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        @Dan Pants: I was leaning towards dropping Khris Davis. We can only start 4. Except for the fact that Braun and Bruce are injured right now and Springer was horrible his first 2 weeks, that is the only reason I started Davis this week. And he has rewarded me with a big fat -1 so far this week. But next week it will be Kemp, Cespedes, Gordon and Springer.

        • Dan Pants

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          @malamoney: Sounds like you have enough depth to drop Davis so go for it.

  42. Ron says:
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    Cain, Maybin or Stubbs for a Roto OBP league?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ron: I’d go with Maybin

  43. Dee Gordon and Sonny Gray for Kipnis and Alex Gordon? What to do????

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Rutty: Keep Dee Gordon and Sonny Gray

      • I'm still hard on rut says:
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        @Dan Pants: thank you. You’re an angel.

        Trying to move fielder and Harper. Would fielder Harper and Bailey for Rizzo, jofer, and sal Perez be ok? If he were to accept of course.

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