Aramis Ramirez roared with three doubles Friday night and five RBI. Dana na na naaa, da na na na naaa, da na naa, na naaa, na naaaaaaaaa! Welcome to Miller Park! One thing playing fantasy for the past 45 million years has taught me is that you always buy Aramis Ramirez in the second half, and never own him in the first. How about that headline by the way? That was my lame attempt to throw in Jurassic World reference. Anyway, I admit Aramis’ .223/.263/.406 triple slash is scarier than a charging Tyrannosaurus, and his hard hit percentage is way below his career norm. Not to mention at 36-years old he’s a bit of a dinosaur himself. However, that .230 BABIP is crazy unlucky so we can assume he’s not going to bat .223 all year. And if history has taught me anything, it’s that as the weather heats up, so does A-Ram. If his three doubles last night were any indication, he’s still got plenty of pop left in his bat, and while he may not win your heart like Chris Pratt, he could certainly be a useful commodity going forward, especially in deeper formats. He’s owned in less than 25% of leagues and I might buy Aramis Ramirez if I was looking for some pop at the corner infield position. I think this dinosaur has got a bit more roar left in him before he goes extinct, you don’t need to be a Coelurosaurus to see that.

Here’s what else I saw Friday night in fantasy baseball:

Jake McGee – 1.0 IP, 2 K, SV (2). Well, well, well, it looks like Jake “The Rake” McGee is finally the closer again like everyone wanted. Or not? Back to back clean saves, let’s just, for the sake of assumption, assume that he is the closer. He’s under 50% owned and Grey told you to BUY! Go pick him up! Yes, right now. I will wait here, I’ve got over 50 unread articles in my RSS feed, and only one-third are about Caitlyn Jenner. Here’s one: “Jennifer Lawrence’s Impossibly Short Shorts,” Impossible? Pfft. I’ll be the judge of that. Don’t mind if I click…

Matt Andriese – 5.2 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 5 K and his first win. Andriese pitched well in Jake Odorizzi’s place but the upside here is limited. He could be a decent play with the right match up, but I don’t think next week at Washington is the right match up.

Joey Butler– 3-for-5, run, 2 RBI. The Butler has done it! You should probably pick him up, he is a hot little potato right now, covered in sour cream, gruyere cheese and freshly chopped chives. He’s slashing .350/.377/.530. Need more? In the past two weeks, he’s hitting .375 with 2 homers, 6 runs, 9 RBI and 3 SB. He’s hotter than an inappropriate and ultimately very sad Game of Thrones joke about Stannis’ daughter. So yeah, you should grab him.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, HR (12). Remember when I drafted you 5th? I will never forgive you for that. Still The Grande Dolor has now homered in three straight games, and it looks like he finally figured out what Frank Thomas had been doing to his Gatorade. If you’re looking for a hail mary trade, I might buy Abreu while I still can.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-3, 2 runs, HR (10). Wil-Flo’s got 3 homers, 9 runs and 7 RBI in the past two weeks. The batting average isn’t killing me either. If you are mad you missed out are Carlos Correa you should be, because Wilmer is no Correa. But hey, he’s worth a grab if you need a middle infielder.

Bartolo Colon  – 6.0 IP, 9 hits, 2 ER, 3 K and his 9th win. Tied for the lead league in wins. Next up, the batting crown! But first, Taco Bell!

Jace Peterson – 2-for-4, run, RBI and extended his hitting streak to six games. Grey told you to BUY and in my 14-team NL only league I drafted Jace WAY too early thinking he was another Pederson named Joc. Yeah…partly because I was drinking, mostly because of who I am as a person. Like GOB, I made a huge mistake. Regardless, Jace has managed to not only remain on my team all season but has been a huge part of why it’s been successful. Still, wish I had Joc, though. You will never be Joc, Jace. And I will never let you forget that.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4, HR (7). Look at that CarGo! Vrooom! (I’m sorry guys, it’s early, and I drank a lot last night.)

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3, HR (13), 4 RBI. Since my wild above-ground pool party bash for Cabrera’s big-400 a month ago, Miggy hasn’t stopped sleeping at my house. He loves that dang pool yo! Go figure. It’s cool, because we’re boys and all, but if you keep eating all my pop tarts and fruit snacks we’re going to have some words.

David Price – 9.0 IP, 7 hits, 0 ER, 8 K and his 6th win. His first shut out in almost three years if you can believe that, and just the third shut out of his career. And check the stats, they are money just like Price: 2.44 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and it’s that 82/20 K/BB that makes me real happy happy. BAM!

Danny Salazar – 7.0 IP, 7 hits, 3 ER, BB, 6 K. If DannySalazarous was a dinorsaur in Jurassic World he’d be one of the good guys dinosaurs that helps Star Lord ride and maintain the motorcycles.

Jimmy Paredes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI. Aren’t you glad you dropped him? The answer is yes.

Chris Davis – 3-for-5, 3-run HR (13), 4 RBI. People call him CHRIS THE DISH! (Nobody calls him that.) If you’re going to bat .230, Dish, it’d be nice if you had 18-20 homers by now. Just a thought.

Caleb Joseph – 3-for-4, 2 runs, HR (5). Matt Wieters Fact: Wieters didn’t play last night.

Mason Williams – 1-for-3, 2-run HR (1). His first career hit was the dinger! How exciting for the rookie. Led by ARod and Teix, the Yankees clubhouse celebrated with the youngster the best way they know how, bingo night at the Knights of Columbus and a round of warm Ginger beers for everyone. Those bros can party!

Ubaldo Jiminez – 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K and his 4th win. I would normally only share this information with my Scientology auditor and my therapist, and even he says I’m an “over sharer” and “a bit too depressing sometimes,” but I am seriously considering grabbing Ubaldo for his start next week in Philadelphia? Am I crazy you guys? Is it my crippling depression? What do you think Dr. Feldman?

Michael Pineda – 4.1 IP, 9 hits, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. After the Yankees gave him an extended rest he returned with this gem. Despite what most of the geezers in the clubhouse think, the answer to every problem ailing the players isn’t an extended rest. Maybe he needs a warm ginger ale?

Todd Frazier – 2-for-5, 3 runs, HR (18), 2 RBI, SB (7).  And DOWN-TOWN GOES FRAZIER! Down-town goes Frazier! Does anyone ever refer to hitting home runs as “going downtown” or am I really stretching it here? Downtown or not, another slam and legs! Cincinnati style. That means they serve it with spaghetti and chili. Haven’t you heard? Frazier is the new Paul Goldschmidt. I wish I knew that before I didn’t draft him anywhere this year.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, RBI, SB (1). Eugenio has the opportunity to see some serious time at shortstop with Cozart done for the year. He’s supposed to have some decent power, too. Keep stealing bases, Eugenio. I’ll be watching you closer than the finale of Game of Thones this weekend. I liked it when the dragons.

Hector Rondon – 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 ER, 2 K and his first loss. To be fair, he entered this one in a tie game in the 10th inning, but stillz. It’s pretty clear now why Maddon is iffy on Rondon. Wait. No. It’s still not.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5, 2 runs, HR (5), 3 RBI. Has now homered in back-to-back games, and if he continues to see playing time I’d considering picking him up. I’ll be watching him closer than the finale of Game of Thrones. Did I say that already? I’m just excited. Did I mention I’m having a Game of Thrones finale party this Sunday. I’ll be wearing my Jon Snow wool cape, even though it’s 80+ degrees outside. I will recite the oath of the Night’s Watch while my real-life human girlfriend tries to sit as far away from me on the couch as possible. It’s going to be epic.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, run, RBI. Toronto scored 13 runs on 15 hits, including a wacky 9 run 7th inning, but really it was the Red Sox bullpen that made that inning possible.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-5, 3-run HR (9). Strange what happens when your lead off hitter isn’t batting .240. #offense

Mookie Betts – 1-for-1, HR (6). Speaking of lead off hitters batting .240…Mookie left this one early after crashing into the wall but the injury seems mild and I’d expect him to play again this weekend.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-5, run, RBI. Hit third because…someone up there likes me? All those auditing sessions are paying off. Praise Xenu! Xander’s batting close to .400 in the past two weeks with 8 RBI and 2 SB. This is all happening so fast. If you don’t know by now X-Man’s mutant power is being my fantasy kryptonite. Uh-oh, I mixed Marvel and DC again…bring it on, nerds!

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, run, 2 RBI. Pablo Sandoval also homered in this one, his 6th. And if you’re wondering why Xander Bogaerts is hitting third, look no further than David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval’s player pages. Rusney Castillo was 3-for-4, with a double, run, RBI as the Sawx started to show some signs of life, offensively at least.

Drew Hutchison – 2.1 IP, 9 hits, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Gave up three home runs in the first three innings. Lucky for him Boston’s bullpen was even worse. Not so lucky for you if you started him.

Brett Cecil – 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, SV (3). And the Blue Jays first save since early May! Kenley Jansen has saved eight games since Cecil got his last save, and Jansen was out for two of those weeks!

Wandy Rodriguez – 6.2 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K. At this point we should all just lay down and accept that Texas is doing something special to their pitchers and we should just look the other way because they’re fun to watch. Way-Rod has a 3.03 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP. He gets the Dodgers next week.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, HR (3), 4 RBI. I don’t trust you, but we can go on together with Suspicious Minds for now, I guess.

Jaime Garcia – 8.0 IP, 4 hits, 0 ER, 6 K and his 2nd win. When healthy, Jaime can help you with your ratios and wins. He gets the Twins next week Grey told you to BUY and I’d definitely considering grabbing him because he pitches for the Cardinals and the Cardinals win baseball games.

Yordano Ventura — 3.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, BB, 2 K. Left the game with right hand weakness. The team trainer prescribed him their most hilarious novelty stress ball.

Felix Hernandez – 0.1 IP, 5 hits, 8 ER, 2 BB, K. Oh. Hmm. This certainly was unfortunate. Now let us never speak of it again.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-2, run. Left the game in the second inning with a hamstring injury. It’s expected to not be very serious, his hamstring is very small, so it shouldn’t take more than a day or two to heal.

Carlos Correa– 1-for-4, HR (2). Not a bad home debut for my new favorite obsession. If you have time please check out my tumblr fan blog on Carlos. It’s full of gifs and poetry I made just for him. He’s just RSVP’d to my big Game of Thrones finale party, and he’s dressing as Grey Worm. No! Don’t be racist you guys. Grey Worm is his favorite character, probably because he’s macking hot translator lady.

Brett Oberholtzer – 8.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K and his first win. It sure is nice pitching with an eight run lead.

Chase Anderson – 7.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, BB, 2 K and his 2nd win. He’s the D-Backs Ace. Deal with it.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, run, RBI. Looked good in his return after missing a few days with a knee injury. He’s still more exciting than Juan Uribe.

Client Barmes – 2-for-4, HR (2). He’s played well in limited playing time, but its that his playing time is well, limited.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 6.1 IP, 6 hits ER, BB, 5 K. Out dueled Clayton Kershaw (6.2 IP, 4 hits, ER, 3 BB, 11 K). Well, not really but Odrisamer is an Odridreamer so dream on you crazy sun flower!

Mike Trout – 3-for-3, HR (18). His Troutness is batting .320 with 7 home runs, 11 runs, and 12 RBI in the past two weeks. Yes. I’ve got a Girl’s Crush on Mike. Hate to admit but, I get a hard rush, when he homers in clutch. I want to taste his hits, because they taste like Sweet Onion Teriyaki subs. I want his magic touch, I want Bryce just as much. I got a Girl’s Crush. Are you creeped out yet? Good. Moving on.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4, HR (6), 3 RBI. Just six homers for Kole, he’s way under his projected power total. Maybe you need to eat more Sweet Onion Teriyakis? Just a suggestion.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4, run, 2 SB (5). Canha get a SAGNOF! What what. Wait. What?

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, HR (6). Sigh. Trollz trolling. Y U Mad, bruh? Basically if I tell you to pick him up he’s going to go 0-for-15, just like last week. So I will prefer just report the stats like the expert sports journalist that I am. And just like last week, I will swig this rum, I will take this Xanax, and I will chill here like a true chiller. I suggest you all do the same.

Mike Fiers – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K and his 3rd win. I knew there was a reason I still owned this guy. For the strikeouts and the starts like these. But yeah, mostly just the strikeouts.

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4, 2 runs. Parra is batting .280 with two homers and 8 runs in the past two weeks. Just wait until he’s traded to the Giants in July and starts hitting .375.

Adam Lind – 3-for-4, run, RBI. Lind is batting .400 with 2 homers and 14 RBI in the past two weeks. He is owned in less than half of leagues. How is this happen? I assume this is because most people abandoned their teams when they realized they missed out on Bryce Harper.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, HR (21), 2 RBI. Hey there, guy! We were just talking about you. B-Ryce trails Giancarlo by one homer for the league lead. Seriously guys, you do not have to battle for my love and affection. Why don’t you both come over later and we’ll settle this the old fashioned way–Greco-Roman mud wrestling.

Thanks for reading! 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!

 
  1. Robert says:
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    Any worries about Pineda being part of a 6 man rotation?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Robert: No, but let’s see how Nova pitches first. If anything it could probably help guys like Pineda and Tanaka, so they don’t lose steam in August/September.

  2. Bubba says:
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    12 Team Keeper, standard 5×5…

    1. Rank ROS…Burns, C. Maybin, Span, and L. Martin

    2. Forsythe or Jace ROS?

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @Bubba: Span, Martin, Maybin, Burn, and I’ll take Jace over Forsythe

  3. Bob says:
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    Boagerts or Zobrist as Hanley insurance and McGee or Carson smith

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Bob: Bogaerts and McGee

  4. Jack says:
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    Tyson Ross could be a lot better if he had any defense (by far the worst in MLB) behind him. All of the SD pitchers are pitching below their projections & peripherals because of defense (bad BABIP that’s not going to get better).

    Do you think he can match his Siera (3.38) the rest of the way with a WHIP of 1.35 (more in line with his career) or does his defense damn him to his current era (3.81) and whip (1.53)? Please rank him with Quintana & Buchholz ROS.

    P.S. Somebody at Razzball should right a column about defense effect on pitching projections. KC pitchers good. SD pitchers bad.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jack: Yeah, Cashner’s eight losses is a prime example. I don’t think Ross has been the sleeper we all expected but he’s hasn’t been bad either. Perhaps the best is yet to come. I’d rank Ross, Buchholz, Quintana, but I like all three.

  5. Green monstahhh says:
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    Howdy man!

    I’m in a h2h pts / weekly roster lock league which potential two start pitcher for week 11 would you add & start?

    Potential week 11 two start pitchers:

    Chi chi Gonzalez (vs dodgers & Brett Anderson , start 2 @ Chicago & vs Jose Quintana.)

    Jose Quintana (@ Pittsburgh & vs Charlie Morton, start 2 vs Rangers & Chi Chi Gonzalez.)

    Tim Lincecum (vs Mariners & JA Happ, start 2 @ Dodgers & Brett Anderson.)

    Brett Anderson (@ Rangers & vs chi chi Gonzalez, start two vs Giants & Tim Lincecum.)

    Scott Kazmir (@ San Diego & vs Andrew Cashner, start 2 vs Angels & Garret Richards.)

    Andrew Cashner (vs A’s & Kazmir, start 2 @ Arizona & Jeremy helickson.)

    Wada (vs Indians & marcum, start 2 @ Minnesota & Kyle Gibson.)

    Carlos Rodon (@ Pittsburgh & vs Francisco liriano, start 2 vs white sox & gallardo.)

    Jesse Hahn (@ SD & Tyson Ross, start 2 vs Angels & weaver.)

    Tanner Roark (@ Rays & vs colome, start 2 pirates & Charlie Morton.)

    Vincent Velasquez (vs Rockies & Chris rusin, start 2 @ Seattle & JA Happ.)

    Thanks man have a great weekend!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Green monstahhh: I think I’d go with Rodon here. But Cashner, Quintana and Velasquez are very tempting. You have some good options!

      • Green monstahhh says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        Thanks! Kazmir or Trevor baur, cashner, Quintana or Velasquez ? I currently have Bauer but not sure if you’d drop him for any of the above guys or even rodon?

        • Dan Pants

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          @Green monstahhh: I would probably drop him for Rodon or Quintana

  6. Hern says:
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    Butler, Canha, or Burns? ROS? Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Hern: I’d go Butler

      • Hern says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thank you

  7. Chupacabraj says:
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    Hey Dan, you’re doing excellent work on these weekend spots. Really enjoy your commentary.

    What do you see as the future for Marisnick? 15/30 guy? or SAGNOF only? Does he have a place in the HOU outfield for years to come or is he a stop-gap?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chupacabraj: Thanks for reading! I like Marisnick, but he definitely cooled down a lot and I see more of a 12/20 guy. Hard to predict him in HOU’s OF for years to come at this point, but what he does have going for him is his defense. He can play all three outfield positions so he should continue to get plenty of playing time, at least this year, even when he struggles, like he is right now.

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    Keeper league where we can keep 5 guys. My OF consists of
    Puig
    Reddick
    Tomas
    Choo
    Soler
    Last place team has McCutchen at an expensive price. Thinking I could trade for him. I am thinking of offering Tomas or Makiel Franco Do you think it is enough or do I need to offer up Mccullers or Eduardo Rodriguez. He also has Kenley Jansen. I could offer up one of each for the both of them. Who would you rather keep out of those groupings?

    Sorry for the ramblings.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Dan Pants

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      @cubjet: I think to get McCutchen you’re going to have to do better, but it can’t hurt to offer. Tomas or Franco + one of the pitchers you named would be stealing Cutch in my opinion. But go for it and good luck, it’s a great offer for you.

    • Adam Jonze says:
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      @cubjet: I wouldn’t trade McCutchen for any of that

  9. Sherm says:
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    DP no longer spells Double Play in my scorebook!

    Pitcher questions: Ross and Ventura, specifically. RIght now we got Heston, Chavez, Volquez, Haren, Iwakuma, Cain, and Pelfrey on the WW in a 10 team 5×5 with cap of 50 transactions/175 GS. I like both Ross and Ventura but don’t want to be late to someone else’s party.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Sherm: Thanks for reading! Ventura has weak hands (whatever that means I want no part of it), I’d grab Ross for sure. Iwakuma also intriguing.

  10. Adam Jonze says:
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    Hey DP,
    How would you rank these guys?
    Wil Myers, Colabello, Dickerson, Billy Hamilton, Yasmany Tomas, Avisail

    ROS projections have Colabello over Dickerson and Yasmany over Avisail. You agree with those?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Adam Jonze: Dickerson, Hamilton, Myers, Tomas, Colabello, Avisail. I would and do own any and all of these players, not sure how much I fully believe in what Colabello is doing and don’t completely trust Avisail to stay healthy.

  11. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Not sure if I’ve heard “going downtown” as a HR call before. However, a couple weeks ago I caught an episode of Baseball Tonight where Dallas Braden used “takes him to Poundtown.” I did a legit double take because I’ve only heard that phrase used in uh, different context. I hope he starts calling strikeouts “donkey punches” next.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Clyde Prompto: Ha! Where’s Adam Dunn when you need a donkey punch out?

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Dan Pants: Haha there’s always Mark Reynolds for the Mini Donkey Punch. I wouldn’t Google that unless you’re ready for a WILD weekend.

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dan!

    Great stuff, as ususal.

    Have a few roster questions to ask, if you all don’t mind too much.

    In a re-draft, H2H, 10-team super shallow mixed league…

    1. Have 3OFs, 13B and 1U position for the following 7 players.

    a. Sit one of the following for week 11. I’m leaning Machado because Davis’s HRs come in bunches and have not benched him once this year. It’ll backfire for sure the second I bench him.

    3B : Manny Machado , Davis

    b. Sit one of the following for week 11. I’m leaning Carlos Gomez because of this hip thingy.

    OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Stanton, Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez

    c. Bench one for the U for week 11. With E5 playing as of yesterday and 5 games at home next week, he should play over Manny.

    U: Encarnacion, plus leftovers from a. and b. above.

    2. Have 3OFs, and 1U position for the following 7 players.

    a. Sit one of the following for week 11.

    OF: Dickerson, Jones, Upton, Springer

    b. Sit two of the following for week 11.

    U: Abreu, Wong, Encarnacion

    c. Alternatively Springer could play the U with all three in b on the bench.

    3. Sit one for week 11.

    Marte, Abreu, Dickerson. I’m leaning Dickerson because Abreu is on fire (playing the U) and Marte faces 4 lefties and he will eat them up this week. Or he won’t and Dickerson scores big time with 5 games in Coors!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ante GALIC: 1. Tough. Machado has been hot too, but if you need power go with Davis. b. Yeah Gomez, unless he plays today and tomorrow, then maybe Gonzalez. c. Yeah, stay benching Gomez, but that’s a tough call. 2a. Sitting Dickerson. b. Wong 3. Sitting Dickerson. Did I get everything. You have a good team, make it harder to bench guys. Good job!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks, Dan! Got everything. Confirms my convictions.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  13. 740 says:
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    good stuff Dan….10team h2h 5×5.

    my Yelich, Ozuna, Wacha for Springer, Kluber….am i giving 2 much? thoughts pls?

    thank you!

    • Dan Pants

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      @740: Sounds fair if you need Kluber’s Ks. I think in a 10 team you can probably replace those two outfielders on waivers, and I like the idea of selling Wacha high.

  14. Daniel says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    Quick question – how do you feel about trading Votto (my Util) and Eduardo Rodriguez for Tulowitzki? My league is a H2H, standard 5×5 keeper.

    My MI currently consists of Starlin Castro, Jean Segura and Devon Travis (DL). He says he would take one of my MIs instead of Rodriguez – would you rather part with one of them than Rodriguez? If so, which one?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Daniel: Yeah if you are prepared for Tulo ownership and the injuries come with it I think its a good trade, I’d rather trade Travis than Rodriguez though.

  15. Bubba says:
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    One more…

    Y. Escobar or L. Forsythe ROS?

    Thanks again.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Bubba: Hard to say ROS, but its Forsythe for now.

  16. Hern says:
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    Is Garcia worth a roster spot or do you still consider him only a streamer?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Hern: At this point, I would own Jaime Garcia.

      • Hern says:
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        @Dan Pants: thank you!

  17. Slick says:
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    Dan,

    I got a sneaky feeling that Cishek will find himself back at the Closer role. The Fish should at least try it out with hopes that they can trade him prior to the deadline. Am I crazy here? What say you?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Slick: Unfortunately, I think it hinges more on Ramos’ performance. Miami can build trade value for Cishek in a set up role just as well. At this point I think Ramos has to lose the job.

  18. Robert says:
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    I am trying to get McCutchen. Any of these pitchers a fair offer? Zimmermann, Salazar, carrasco, Pineda, ross

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Robert: No. I wouldn’t take anything less than a top 10 pitcher for McCutchen.

      • Robert says:
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        @Dan Pants: got it

  19. Robert says:
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    One more for you: Buxton being called up. Would you drop shin soo choo or souza for Buxton?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Robert: I’d drop Souza

  20. Mike says:
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    Hi Dan!

    Mookie Betts is on the wire.

    These are my OFs:

    Adam Jones
    Alex Gordon
    Hunter Pence
    Jay Bruce
    Justin Upton
    Mark Trumbo
    Mike Trout

    Do I drop any of them for Mookie Betts?

    My thoughts were Trumbo or Bruce if anybody.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Mike: I’d drop Trumbo

  21. OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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    Whaddup dan!

    I am already hung over so I will avoid attempting any humor here….canadian humoUr

    ROS

    A-Rod or Howie Kendrick?

    I kno they’re totally different but overall value taking position eligibility into account….

    Thanks dude!

  22. Primetime says:
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    Should i drop a miller Heston or bolsinger for axford or smith? Was thinking of just holding miller and cutting one of the other guys strausburg on my DL.

    I own fielder and hosmer do I drop Duda for lindor ?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Primetime: Yeah Bolsinger and Heston are streamers to me I’d grab Axford. I’d hold for now on Lindor unless you need the SS.

  23. Japhet Amandor's Blood Pressure says:
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    I implore your wisdom…..drop Bolsinger or Syndergaard for Rodon? Paredes or Semien for Buxton?

  24. griff says:
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    ROS: Leonys Martin, Span, or deshields?

    • Dan Pants

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      @griff: Martin

  25. kmda007 says:
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    Rosario or Ramos ROS?

    • Dan Pants

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      @kmda007: Ramos

  26. The Jerk Store says:
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    Drop Chase Anderson or Chad Bettis for Jaime Garcia?

  27. Atlas says:
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    Nice write up Danimal.

    Is the Vogt party over ? That dude is like deep space cold.

    ROS – Vogt, D’Arnaud, Martin, Weiters, Gomes, Grandal Who would you take ?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Atlas: Yeah, the regression is overdue for Vogt but I think he’ll still be useful going forward, I’d go with Wieters if he’s available though.

  28. romanazo says:
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    Rotisserie

    Trade my Verlander for his Kendrys Morales???

    • Dan Pants

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      @romanazo: Sure

  29. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Great read. Joey Butler is reminding me of Joey Belle!! Very nice numbers but the team scares me. Drop Choo or A. Garcia? Or stick it out with them

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