Justin Bour celebrated the birth of our nation Friday night by going 2-for-3 with his 10th home run, making that four straight games he’s homered. Bour is hotter than a roman candle! He’s hotter than a screaming mimi, on top of a snicker blaster with a sparkling spleen splitter igniting a whistling kitty chaser! Thems fireworks, y’all!  I will try to keep it short and sweet today, we’ve all got American beer to drink, things to set on fire, second amendment rights to practice, BBQs to ruin and so, so many hot dogs to eat, but Justin Bour deserves a moment of your short, sweet American attention span. He is hitting .412 in the past week with 4 jacks and 8 RBI. The rookie struggled, batting just .138 with two homers in June, but with the oh so tragic injury to Giancarlo Stanton, Bour has slid into the clean up spot in Miami and it has agreed with him so far. Overall the season numbers aren’t that bad either, he’s slashing .271/.350/.521 with 21 RBI. Grey told you to BUY this hot little potato, especially if you need more power. No one is saying he’s going to replace Stanton in your line up or your heart, but with the Marlins offense in need a big boost, Justin Bour could be the 6’5, 250 pounds of All-American hero that your fantasy team and our nation, needs right now.

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

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-2, left the game in the 4th with a grade-3 calf strain and hits the DL. He is expected to miss six weeks with his most likely return date coming by the end of August. No! Say it ain’t so, Joe! Not you too, Miggy! I just lost my flame and my muse Giancarlo, I can’t do this again. I’m still in mourning. How am I to replace 70 homers in my line up? How I ask you!? Miguel Sano can’t do it all?  Can he?  Justin Bour? Sigh. You cannot be serious. I guess I will have to rest my entire seasons power numbers on…dot dot dot…dum dum dum…Jedd Gyorko! My god. It’s worse than we thought.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBI. This is it J.D. The big guy, M.I.G.G.Y., is out of the picture. Time to take back Detroit. The D. The ‘Roit. You have one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted. In this one moment, will you capture it, or just let it slip? Yo, yo, palms are sweaty, knees weak, mom’s spaghetti!

Anibal Sanchez – 7.1 IP, 3 hits, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K. The Animal brought a no-hitter into the 8th, he was 5 outs away from glory, but then, well, YOU BLEW IT! Still he’s been awesome lately, and threw 117 pitches last night so don’t let the bloated stat line fool you. If I was looking to buy a pitcher, I might look to buy Sanchez.

Michael Wacha – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, ER, 6 K. Oh em gee, you guyz. Wacha’s got 10 wins, a 2.66 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, and was a Jedd Gyorko homer away from another shut out and his 11th victory. We are only in July, but is he in the Cy Young discussion? Is this some kind of joke? Wacha Wacha Wacha!

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI. Ohhh no! I’m not going to be the Gyorko recommending Jedd, but the Gyorko store is practically giving him away. You get a free Randal Grichuk with purchase, this weekend only. He was batting .280 with 4 homers before being called up and Jedd could certainly be an “interesting” pick up with Cory Spangenberg injured. Oh well, too bad everybody hates you.

John Danks – 7.0 IP, 5 hits 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K and his 4th win. Danks, but no Danks!

Ubaldo Jiminez – 7.0 IP, 6 hits, ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Ubaldo has quietly been very good. He brought a four game-winning streak into last night’s start. He also had a 3.03 ERA and a 42/13 K/BB rate in June. Not too shabby. He’s also had 27 strikeouts in his past four starts. Maybe I’m still feeling the effects of my home made “Amurica Juice” from last nights fireworks but I think Ubaldo is looking pretty good right now. Although, to be fair, enough Absinthe and most things look pretty good right now.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4. He’s batting .353 with 2 homers in the past week. Grey told you to BUY. You know it’s gotta be that secret stuff he’s been drinking. Don’t worry you can legally buy it on Cabrera’s very official looking web page. The site may or may not give you malware, but the secret stuff is there.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4, HR (7). He’s got a six game hitting streak with four home runs in than stretch. If this wasn’t Juan Uribe, you would have picked up this doode three days ago. But it is Uribe, so pick him up if you want, but otherwise, just keep chillin’ like the supreme chiller that you are, and I will do the same. Word.

Mike Fiers – 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K and his 4th win. So the 1.42 WHIP ain’t pretty, and Fiers hasn’t exactly been the picture of consistency, but he’s given up just three runs in his past three starts (20 IP) and he gets the Braves next week. I would stream the shizz out of that!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 2 runs, HR (6), 2 RBI. I told you to grow a Parra and grab Gerardo last week, and this week the same holds true, only even more truer now! Grey told you to BUY and in the past two weeks, he’s batting .382 with 12 runs, 2 HR, 5 RBI and 2 stolen bases. *Fantasy Pro Player Tip* That will help your fantasy team.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-5, run, RBI, SB (10). Ryan shared some of his special AM “Protein” shake with the club house and just about everyone in the BrewCrew’s line up celebrated Amurica with a bang. The Brewers scored 12 runs on 16 hits, Jonathan Lucroy was 3-for-5 with 3 runs and an RBI, and Carlos Gomez was 3-for-5 with 2 runs, a grand salami (his 6th) and 5 RBI. This is how you America, people!

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-3, HR (10). ARam hits home runs on Friday nights because he doesn’t want me to look bad for recommending him three weeks ago. Thanks Aramis! You’re a real pal!

Jake Peavy – 6.1 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K. Not a bad return for Peavs. He gets the Mets on Wednesday and I could see streaming him there. To be fair though, it’s mostly because the Mets can’t hit baseballs.

Tom Koehler – 6.0 IP, 5 hits, ER, BB, 4 K and his 7th win. I don’t want to recommend Koehler almost as much as you don’t want to pick him up, but he’s got a 2.88 ERA in his past eight starts and is currently rocking a three game winning streak. He gets the Reds next week and I might stream him if I was feeling stream happy.

Erick Aybar – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI. What a reliable source of average and runs you have be–zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Garrett Richards – 7.2 IP, 6 hits, ER, 6 K and his 9th win. That 74/34 K/BB rate sure makes me want to do my happy dance, but the fact that I own him nowhere makes me want to do my sad dance. To be perfectly honest, they are basically the same dance.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, run, RBI. His first career RBI! How special! What a moment. Now drop that hot dog and that delicious ice cold domestic beer and go pick up Miguel Sano! Grey told you to BUY, too! Yes, right now before he’s gone forever!

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI, SB (16). Hey now, you’re an All Star!

Chris Archer – 6.2 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K. Unfortunately, the Rays bullpen hates Archer and your fantasy team. But while I have you here, clearly upset, let’s look at some of his sparkling numbers like the 2.18 ERA or 141/28 K/BB rate. Yeah, that’s nice. Can I pick Chris Archer to win the Cy Young. Oh, I think I just did!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, BB, 5 K. The 3.94 ERA is probably not what you were expecting when you drafted him. Well what were you expecting? His arm almost fell off and you drafted him anyway, that’s on you, bruh. I’ll take my 61/12 K/BB rate and I’ll be mighty happy I’ve got that going for me.

Mark Teixeira – 2-for-5, HR (20), 4 RBI. Heck yeah I drafted Mark Teixeira knowing he would hit 20 homers in the first half! Did you not expect that? Must be all my ESP. Or all my LSD. Either way I had a vision.

Brian McCann – 1-for-5, walk off 3-run HR (13) in the 12th inning. The McCannimal! 13 homers and 52 RBI. Not to mention doode is clutcher than a Louis Vuitton hand bag!

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-4, run. Hey, it’s you! Didn’t we lock you in a dumpster? Lady Grady is 9-for-22 with a homer, stolen base and 4 RBI since joining the Rays. As long as he’s getting the playing time, I could see picking him up if you hate yourself.

Carson Smith – 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER. He entered the game in the ninth with a 6 run lead and didn’t do a whole heck of a lot to prove he could hold such a lead. Fernando Rodney got the last save chance and my guess is he’ll get the next one too.

Noah Syndergaard – 6.0 IP, 2 hits, ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Against the Dodgers, too! You sir, are my spirit animal. I imagine you have a lot of spirit animals, Noah. Two of each, perhaps? Here, you can have my two cats. They are actually my real-life human girlfriend’s cats…but don’t tell nobody. I hate those things.

Clayton Kershaw – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Dodgers? Y U No score runs?! The boys in blue tried to take Clayton out for a nice seafood dinner post game to say sorry but Kershaw just could not even…

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, run, RBI. You want Lamb on the Fourth of July? LOL! Go back to Greece! You…you.. you, Greek! How about a delicious hot dog instead?

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 3 runs. Is it just me or does Xander seem to play better without Dustin Pedroia? Sure, I notice it mostly defensively but even offensively XMan seems more confident without Dusty bringing him down. Am I crazy? Intern, can you check on this? What do you mean I don’t have an intern? Then who is that on my couch watching me type? Well, make yourself useful stranger and go grab me a beer.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-4, HR (17), 2 runs, 2 RBI. I don’t understand everyone’s beef with HanRam. Sure he doesn’t really do things like “care” or “try,” and suuuure he makes Manny Ramirez look like a gold-glover in left field by comparison, but Hanley’s slashing .280/.328/.500 with 17 homers and 41 RBI, he’s also got a 8-game hitting streak. In all seriouslyness, were you expecting better than this? Because I was expecting a lot worse.

Jesse Chavez – 6/1 IP, 9 hits, 4 ER, 4 K. Ehh. I like you, Jesse. I just don’t think I like you  like you. Not yet.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 2-run HR (21). Remember when we thought he’d hit 50 home runs? I guess he still can. Garcon, let us celebrate with your finest “hot dog.” Not sure you guys have picked up on this yet, but I really like hot dogs. Like a lot. I think its because I eat like an eight year old.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-5, run, SB (2). He’s batting .314 with 3 homers and steal in the past two weeks. Hmm. I’m going to say this quietly, or try to type it quietly rather, because I don’t want everyone to hear. I think it might be a good time to buy Robinson Cano. Whoops, I am terrible at typing quietly, I type with purpose and I think just woke up the intern.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2-run HR (8). Hitting .350 with a home run and a steal in the past week! No, I won’t recommend him, but I will pick him up and let him disappoint me himself. I will spare you that pain though, loyal reader.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-6, 2 runs, HR (6), 2 RBI. A 400-footer, cuz he nice like dat! He also Rookie of the Month for June because look at his June! No really, look at it: .287/.309/.543 with 5 HR, 15 RBI and 4 SB. And he wasn’t even called up until June 8! I love all the things that you choose to be. Want to accompany me to my 4th of July BBQ tonight? There’s going to be a bon fire and an above-ground pool, and we can shoot guns and light stuff on fire and eat s’mores. I feel like we could really bro down. I’ll split a hot dog with you. Let’s be best friends. Whaddaya say?

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI. The ‘Stros have won their fifth game in a row and are in first place in the AL West. Altuve is batting .455 with 2 homers and 2 steals in the past week. Is there anything he can’t do? Altoove is determined to find out as he has just entered the Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest, and will take on the likes of American legend Joey Chestnut and the evil Japanese rival Kobayashi. I know what you’re thinking, where is Bartolo Colon and Pablo Sandoval when you need a tray of hot dogs to disappear. Well, it’s actually the little guys that seem to do the most damage so I think Jose’s got this in the bag. He should be good for at least 55-60 dogs, right? Is that a lot? I guess so. Anyway, there is nothing more American than this hot-dog eating contest, and whether Jose Altuve, Joey Chestnut or someone else takes home the gold today we can rest assured that it will always be really disgusting to watch. Go Amurica!

Happy 4th of July! Yay America! Thanks for reading! Questions? Problems? Complaints to management? Advice, small gifts or large bribes? Please leave it in the comments below. Join us next Saturday for another Friday recap as fantasy baseball continues next week, all week long!

 
  1. jack says:
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    great stuff as usual dan–how can anyone lose their league with all the info from you and grey?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @jack: Thanks for reading, jack! They can’t, your success is our guarantee!

  2. griff says:
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    What are your thoughts on Heaney? Good chance the Angels keep him in the rotation after Weaver returns?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @griff: I think if Heaney keeps pitching the way he has I’d be more worried if I was a Matt Shoemaker owner.

  3. BootsyBaby says:
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    Hearing no news on Monreau…time to move on? Drop him for Logan Morrison as my bench 1B?

    • BootsyBaby says:
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      @BootsyBaby:

      Oops – that would be Morneau, as in Justin…

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @BootsyBaby: There’s not telling with head injuries, I’d move on if you need the roster spot.

  4. LeMaster of my domain says:
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    Always a good read, Dan. What’s your take on Marcell Ozuna? Do you think last year is shaping up to be a power outlier, even with just a couple seasons of stats, or will he heat up (power-wise) as summer wears on? Happy 4th, thanks for the info.

    • Dan Pants

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      @LeMaster of my domain: I don’t think I’d expect 15 home runs the rest of the way to match his 20 last year. He’s just not getting extra base hits, The HR/FB% is 10 percent less than last year, his hard hit percentage is down. I’d like to think he will heat up but I see nothing to suggest that will happen.

  5. Buckler says:
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    Thinking of trading Correa for Altuve and Sano. I still would have Crawford or Zobrist at SS already and would drop Panik or Murphy at 2B. Also have Santana at 3B who has been mostly terrible, but willing to bench until he gets his swing in gear. Would you make that deal?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Buckler: I love Correa but I think you have to make that deal.

      • Buckler says:
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        @Dan Pants: Thanks Dan…I love him too. I just hope Sano is here to stay.

  6. nitro says:
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    Erasmo or Leake stream tomorrow?
    Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @nitro: Don’t love either start but I’d go with Leake

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @nitro: I’d take a Leake

  7. joe says:
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    I have to activate Odorizzi soon and I assume I can’t drop any of my pitchers

    SP: Cole, Richards, Walker, Salazar, Matz, Syndergaard (Odorizzi)
    What P should I trade to land an AJ Pollack?

    • Dan Pants

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      @joe: Matz or Salazar

  8. Tom says:
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    Do you like Tyson Ross or Iwakuma ROS? Obviously, Iwakuma is much riskier but Ross’s WHIP has always sucked & that’s where I could use a little help in my 10 team H2H each cat league.

    If Iwakuma would you start him against the MCab less Tigers?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Tom: I’ll take the guy who’s been healthy, Iwakuma. That said, I’d probably start Iwakuma if its a H2H league.

      • Tom says:
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        @Dan Pants: Did you mean the guy who has been healthy — Ross?

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Tom: Yes, Sorry, go with Ross.

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Does anyone here play in any leagues without wins, stolen bases and saves?

    If so, do you use QS, saves + holds, or some other stuff.

    I ask because I am thinking of creating a league in 2016 with some sort of SABR theme, umm or something.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I play in a league that uses QS over Ws, SV+HD and OBP over batting average. I can’t say i like it any better or worse but trying to get relief pitchers is certainly a lot less stressful. If you hate chasing saves part of fantasy it’s def the way to go,

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Dan Pants: I think I may do that. I am an OBP guy. Saves+holds kind of weird but saves is kind of weird too. I like having to succeed by using good relievers. Having to rely on some turd closer (Addison Reed, Jim Johnson of a couple years ago) is sort of teh suck.

  10. Chris says:
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    Here’s the situation. They’re saying Iwakuma is coming back Monday so I’ve got to drop someone to activate him. At the same time, Showalter is finally putting Gausman in the rotation full time starting Tuesday and I’d like to pick him up if possible. Here’s my pitching staff and we can only have 10 SP’s. Who do I drop, if anyone, to get Iwakuma back and possibly pick up Gausman?

    Bumgarner
    Arrieta
    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Kazmir
    McCullers
    Matz
    T. Walker
    Mike Montgomery
    Tyson Ross

    Thanks for the help. Happy 4th!!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chris: Tough call, def wouldnt pick up Gausman if you need to be making room for Iwakuma. I’d probably hold off activating him for as long as possible, but ultimately I’d drop Salazar or McCullers if I had no bats to drop.

  11. Gareth says:
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    espn’s take on Cesar Hernandez:

    Spin:
    His RBI single accounted for the Phillies only run, and with Chase Utley expected to be out until at least late July, Hernandez figures to see fairly regular playing time for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, he lacks both power and speed, assets he would need to be fantasy relevant in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.

    No Speed?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Gareth: They mean Ben Revere speed. And honestly, no one else is that fast.

  12. Timmy ball game says:
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    Howdy Mr dan pants!
    Just got finished running a Fourth of July road race, lol the beer has been going down smooth ever since I finished the race!
    I’m currently on a 11 game winning (11-1)streak & unless I make up ground between today & tomorrow then it looks like my winning streak will be snapped, lol it’s ok! I didn’t help me that one day I faced both kluber & arrieta. & Tuesday his team hit 5 homers! Hes currently up 100; but he’s done w/ pitchers for the week; I have graveman now & Harvey tonight, and tomorrow I have Lance McCullers & Kyle Hendricks.

    My team:

    C- Vogt

    1b- Edwin encarncion

    2b- Howie Kendrick

    3b- Todd Frazier

    SS- Carlos correa

    IF- Kris Bryant

    OF- Harper

    OF- puig

    OF- joc pederson

    OF- jay Bruce

    DH- Carlos Santana

    Utility- maikel Franco

    Bench: Hanley Ramirez (benched him this week thought he’d miss more days), trumbo, reddick

    That being said its a h2h pts / weekly lock league, which potential two start pitcher would you add + start for week 14’s matchup:

    Potential week 14 two start pitchers:

    – John Lackey (@ Chicago & vs Lester , start 2 @ Pitts & vs Burnett.)

    – Jamie Garcia (@ Chicago & vs Arrieta, start two @ Pitt & Liriano.)

    – Jesse Hahn (@ NY & vs nova, start 2 @ Cleveland & Kluber.)

    – Matt Moore ( @ KC & vs Chris young, start 2 vs Astros & vs Velasquez.)

    – Andrew Heaney (@ Colorado & vs Bettis, start 2 @ Seattle & Elias .)

    – taijuan Walker (vs tigers & Alfredo Simon , start 2 vs Angels & cj Wilson.)

    – Nathan Eovaldi (vs athletics & hahn, start 2 @ boston & vs Eduardo Rodriquez .)

    Next I’ll be moving Hanley from bench to SS, would you then put correa at utility or keep Franco at utility?

    Keep / drop reddick, trumbo or franco?

    If yes here are some bats I’d be looking into adding; billy burns, Mitch Moreland, gerrado parra, miquel sano, Adam eaton , Marlon Byrd, justin bour, Alejandro de aza & Chris young.

    Thanks again have a great 1

    • Dan Pants

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      @Timmy ball game: Add Tai Walker, Correa over Franco but both are nice. Drop Trumbo for Sano.

  13. greg says:
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    Lost Rendon, then Springer/Miggy. World of hurt (literally).

    Flier on Bour? Right now got Collabello at 1st, picked up Marlyn Byrd, but with Desmond sucking, too, Sano at ss.

    Would you cut Desmond?

    Grab Bour, I got that….

    But what about these guys: Thunter, JPanik, GParra, Forsythe….

    Team, 14 team h2h, 5×5 yahoo
    C: Gomes
    1b: Colabello (Miggy DL)
    2b: Odor (Betts moved to OF, Rendon DL)
    SS: Sano (Desmond on bench indefinitely)
    3B: Longo (Franco backup but use at UTIL)
    OF: Betts
    OF: Byrd
    OF: YEllich
    UT: Franco
    Any add/drops to recommend? 14 team league, outside of who i mentioned a few guys left, but they are pretty knowledgeable, so few options out there. Thinking to ride Parra, put betts back at 2b and drop Odor, or grab Panik….slowed down a bit so he’s on waivers….

    • Dan Pants

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      @greg: Not ready to cut Desmond yet, but ask me again in a week. I like Parra but Odor has also been very good. I’d hold for now.

      • greg says:
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        @Dan Pants:

        So despite losing a hall of famer and two all-stars, this roster doesn’t completely blow? ;)

        Guess I am wanting to add Bour but wouldn’t know who to drop. Not Sano, Franco, Odor…

        • Dan Pants

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          @greg: No, don’t get me wrong, losing Miggy hurts your line up a lot. Hope for big from Sano.

  14. Robert says:
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    Yelich was dropped in my league. I am not carrying a bench player. Should I drop Tyson Ross for Yelich? I have plenty of pitching.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Robert: Depends on the type of league, I tend to like to carry extra pitchers with little to no bench, but if you need counting stats like runs it could be a good pick up.

      • Robert says:
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        @Dan Pants: I have 10 startersand no bench. Take away Ross and I have 9. 10 team h2h.

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Robert: Keep Ross.

  15. Alps88 says:
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    I have been holding on to rusney Castillo, hoping he comes back and is productive.
    Not looking that way. Although I here he is doing better in the minors.
    What are your thoughts on dropping him for Gausman
    I can use pitching help also.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Alps88: In redraft leagues I’d lose Rusney for now.

      • Alps88 says:
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        @Dan Pants: it’s actually a keeper league.
        But it would cost me $16 to keep Castillo next year

        • Dan Pants

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          @Alps88: Yeah, go with Gausman.

  16. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dan!

    What’s up, man, except your flag pole? Best wishes and hope your 4th of July was a really special one! Keep up the good work!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks for reading, Ante! happy merica!

  17. Chucky says:
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    Tell me I’m not off my rocker but ok to bench both Votto, utterly useless since his 3 HR game three weeks ago and Rizzo, who aside from HBP doesn’t do anything either for the likes of Moreland Lind?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chucky: I might start Lind over Votto, given the right match ups, sure. I’m probably not benching Rizzo, but if you want to play the hot bats by all means do.

  18. Steve says:
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    DeShields Jr., Rajai or Simmons, who’s your pick for the next 5 weeks (SB, OBP, R)?

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

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      @Steve: DeShields if he can get the ABs, otherwise Rajai

  19. Eric B says:
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    Checking in a day late with a foggy head, impaired motor skills but a heart full of independence. Well Independence and sadness as I recently lost both Springer and Stanton; soon to be followed by my hold on 1st place if I dont get creative. No luck on the trade front unless I just take a beating in the process. Tried moving Chapman and Montgomery for some power but to no avail.

    I’ll post my roster below, based on your and Grey’s buy advice it seems like both Bour and Parra could help my team but there’s the question of who to drop and how long will Bour and Parra be in their every day roles?

    5×5 HTH OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Y. Grandal
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS Andrus
    OF M.Taylor
    OF Calhoun
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util 2B/SS/3B Semien
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Bench Sano
    DL Freeman
    DL Springer
    DL Stanton

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Chavez
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P T. Walker
    SP Ventura (DL but in active spot due to lack of space)
    SP Bauer
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench SP Montgomery
    Bench Odorizzi(DL but in active spot due to lack of space)

    Do you see two drops for Bour and Parra ? Maybe Montgomery for one but I’m at a loss on the other and do you think Parra plays everyday when Gomez returns?

    • Eric B says:
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      @Eric B: Side note: M.Taylor has already been dropped for Melky but the rest is as posted…

      • Dan Pants

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        @Eric B: I’d hold with what you have for now.

  20. Maximumxpower says:
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    I really want to drop Carlos Santana for Adam Lind. Should I just go ahead and do it or is it really that crazy? Also Josh Harrison has been terrible lately and want to drop him for possibly Marlon Byrd, Melky, Soler, or De Aza. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Maximumxpower: Depends on how deep your league is but Lind for Santana is not that crazy. Someone will probably pick up Santana though. I’d hold Harrison over those others you listed though.

  21. Derrick says:
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    Beltre, A. jones and Storen for Arenado (can be kept for one more season).

    Arenado is the only player that can be kept. Standard 5X5 12 man.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Derrick: Seems like a lot to give up, but if you’re out of it by all means.

  22. Mike says:
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    Dan Pants,

    Iwakuma or Ervin Santana RoS?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Mike: I’ll take Santana

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