Yankees outfielder Chris B. Young has been on fire in the past week and Krispie’s monster week culminated in last nights 3-hit performance including a 3-run homer run, his ninth. Ol’ Young has got himself a nine game hitting streak, with two homers, two stolen bases and eight RBIs in the stretch. He’s also managed four straight multi-hit games. Not bad for a guy with a .313 OBP! Ugh. Well, that number actually is bad. Still, Young’s batting .370 with three homers, 10 runs and 10 RBI in June and he’s managed to bring his average up to a respectable .270. The counting stats aren’t that bad for a guy who’s been stuck batting in the bottom of the order most of the year, but the fact that he’s been hitting higher in the order as of late could be a big reason for his recent success. He even led off on Thursday night! His BABIP suggests he may actually be getting a bit lucky, but sometimes, particularly in fantasy, lucky counts for just as many points as good. In deeper leagues, if you’re hurting for an outfielder Chris B. Young is definitely worth a look while he’s hitting all the baseballs. At the very least, he’s a reliable source of power in a good line up and a great park, and at just 10% owned he’s definitely worth a flier while he’s hot.

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

Giancarlo Stanton – First, some most devastating news. Outfielder, slugger, lover, and soul mate, Giancarlo Stanton has broken a bone in his left hand. Nooooo! He is scheduled to get an x-ray today but best case scenario is he’ll likely be out at least a month. Fantasy owners need to brace for the worst, because sluggers need their hands to hit dingers, knawhaimsayin? I take full responsibility for this injury. After the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, I went out out and bought G-Carlo a 16 lb diamond ring for the ultimate proposal. What else do you get to impress the guy who makes $325 million dollars? It’s clear to me now that Stanton wearing that ring during BP no doubt caused his hand injury. Sigh. Sorry, but I’ve gotta move on, G, I need a partner who’s going to provide for me. Provide me top fantasy value, that is. Has anyone seen Mike Trout? Also, I’m going to need that ring back.

Brett Anderson – 7.0 IP, 5 hits, ER, BB, 10 K and his 4th win. He’s given up just 4 runs in his past 3 starts (21.0 IP), and is rocking a nice 2.67 ERA for June. I wouldn’t expect double digit strikeouts, but definitely he’s a worthy streaming option while he’s hot and healthy. As a hypochondriac, hot and healthy are my two must-haves in a mate. Eh, who am I kidding, she doesn’t have to be hot, just healthy and preferably a practicing Scientologist.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, run, SB (26). I stepped out of my CryroPod into the clean plexi-steel sterility of the Concu-GorLex Galactic Space Station. “Great space scott! What is this place?” I ask into the InfactoBand mounted on my wrist. “How long have I been in CryroHydronic suspension?” “24 months, 6 days, 7 minutes, Master Jode.” replies my hyper sexualized British robot priestess, Angelflare. Has it really only been two years? And you’re telling me Dee Gordon is batting over .350 with 26 stolen bases? Also, batting close to .400 in the past week with 4 stolen bases? So basically I would have been better off drafting Gordon over Billy Hamilton? Egads, Angelflare! So this what has become of the Northeastern Quadrant? I can only assume Hugo Darquelord must be behind this..

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, RBI. “Get headquarters on the Space Skype, Angelflare! I need to let my long time associate and former partner at SpaceX Academy, Gruff Marsman, know that Lord Darquelord is planning something.” And if I wasn’t mistaken, it could threaten the entire helium supply of Northeastern Quadrant. Everyone from Beta-9 District to the Sand Dunes of Fillamare could be in grave danger…Hey razzballers! So, Howie Kendrick, huh? If you’d like to read more of my Steampunk Space Novella/Erotica, check out my space blog! [Editor Note: Link was removed. Site down due to inactivity.]

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-4, 2 SB (11). OK, okay. I don’t like him, you don’t like him. Overall, he is just a crummy human being. But they don’t give fantasy points for niceities. BP is stealing bases and hitting baseballs and leading off. He should be owned.

Noah Syndergaard – 8.0 IP, 5 hits, 5 K and his 3rd win. Noah has shown flashes of brilliance, but only flashes. There is a ton of upside here if you can choose the right starts, but if he’s striking out 11 Blue Jays and can’t last five innings versus the Braves, picking the right starts could be easier said than done. If only we has an InfactoBand like the great Space Bounty Hunter Jode Kradon…Regardless, I’d be cautious with Noah’s start next week versus the Dodgers in LA.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-5, HR (5). Lead off home runs in back-to-back games, and a nice four game hitting streak! Whoa, sounds to me like someone is about to get injured real soon! Please don’t.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, HR (19). ALL HE DOES IS HIT HOME RUNS! JEEZ DUDE! His third straight game with a homer, JD-Mart is likely the hottest potato in the land of fantasy, and that includes the Northeastern Quadrant! Six homers in the past week! In the past two weeks, he’s batting .350 with 9 homers and 19 RBI! *Fantasy Pro Tip* That will help your fantasy team!

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI. #Edwinning. Remember Charlie Sheen, you guyz? Me niether.

Kevin Pillar– 2-for-4, run, RBI. Bizzarro Kevin Millar is batting .350 with a homer and two steals in the past week! You should probably grab him if you need an outfielder! Cowboy Up! Or, I guess, Po Boy Up! Mmmm, Cajun!

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4, HR (12). His 300th career home run! He is now hitting his weight in career home runs.

Devon Travis – 1-for-4, run. Not the flashiest of returns from the DL, but if he’s sitting out there on waivers I’d grab him on the chance he can get crazy hot again.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, SB (4). Great ‘Cutch! Now steal 20 more bases and you’ll be worth my 5th pick.

Max Scherzer– 8.0 IP 5 hits, 2 ER, 7 K and his 9th win. Mad Max did his best Imperator Furiosa (because she’s the real hero anyway, #subliminalfeminism #votehillary! ) impression and carried another no-no through five innings. It was his 100th career victory. He’s allowed just 2 runs and 6 hits in his past 26.0 IP, with a 33/1 K/BB rate. Max should get Madder more often.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5. Back-to-back multi-hit games for the rook. I grabbed him in a few leagues and he hasn’t really overwhelmed, but my Sherpa tells me good things are coming. Good things. By the way, my Sherpa is also my drug dealer.

Jimmy Paredes – 3-for-4, 2 runs. PARA, PARA, PAREDES! OOOO-OOOO-OH! That was my Chris Martin impression. Agreed, it needs work. I have a hard time trusting Jimmy, but he’s batting .440 in the past two weeks with 2 HR and 8 RBI. He should be owned.

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-3, HR (3), 2 RBI. Has Hardy’s mystery of the missing power stroke been solved? I don’t know but he’s hit safely in four of his last five games so if the home runs return he’s definitely worth a look.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5, SB (12). Mook was spitting hot fire in the middle of the Sawx line up, so naturally Farrell moves him back to leading off where he’s struggled all year. It makes so much sense when you think about it! Wait? No. Wait!

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2-run HR (10). Don’t say Plouffe goes the dynamite…don’t say Plouffe goes the dynamite…don’t say…d’oh!

Brian Dozier – 3-for-4, HR (15). Dozier is dreaming of power at second base! Bryce Harper? What are you doing in my dreams? Wait! Not so fast, you’re already here, no reason not to stay and chill for a bit…

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, HR (9). Hey, it’s a Royal that might actually deserve a spot on the All Star team! How fun!

Robbie Ray – 6.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 ER, 5 K. Grey told you to BUY this start based on that crazy robot, Stream-O-Nator, who I’m told makes a brief cameo in the new Terminator movie. SoN is also made of liquid metal, so it remains highly portable. I almost made Rob-Ray my lede this week. He and his 1.02 WHIP, but he gets the Dodgers next week and I’m scared to recommend him. D-Backs fan(s), Robbie is your Ace! How do you feel about that?

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, RBI. Yonder offered very little to the fantasy owner outside of average but SD’s new manager Pat Murphy is hell bent on batting Alonso third because…reasons that I will never understand. Regardless, as long as he’s hitting .320 and batting behind Kemp and in front of Upton he’s an intriguing play. The counting stats should improve and he is available in most leagues.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 HR (22). Torenado! I love so much the things that you choose to be. He has six homers and 11 RBI in the past week, and could be looking at a 40 homer season. Knock on wood, jinx, no take backs, scratch the goocher. People said I was mad when I drafted him in the 3rd round, but this is why we razzball, folks. #shamelessplug Mwahahaha! People also said I was mad when I spent karjillions of Zorg credits building HydroSuit technology that could sustain life without helium, and now I could be last human alive in the Northeastern Quadrant who can stop Hugo Darquelord from mining all the helium with his krystantium generator. Wait, where was I. Arenado! He is good at baseball.

Carlos Gonzalez – 5-for-5, 3 runs. A homer shy of the cycle. CarGo grabs five hits after sitting the previous three games. I think I’d be okay with CarGo playing just 2 times a week if the games were going to be like this.

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2-run HR (9). ARam hits a home run once a week, every Friday, so I don’t feel like a jerk for telling you to by him three weeks ago.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, HR (4). Scooter sounds like the name of guy who’d be posting anti-gay marriage and pro-confederate flag memes on facebook, mucking up my feed with hate and sadness. Fantasy wise, Scooter’s got two home runs in the past three days, so I guess will continue to follow him for now.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, HR (5). Grow a Parra! Grab Gerardo! Grey told you to BUY and he’s batting .320 with 5 runs, a homer and two SB in the past week! He’s a Parra professional! Bad joke!

Jake Arrieta – 7.0 IP, 3 hits, ER, 2 BB, 7 K. I’ve been telling you to buy Arrieta low for weeks now, but he’s probably way past that point at this…err, point. Well, I guess I have not been telling you directly, per se. I like to think I have been warging the advice through Grey. I can take control of his thoughts and man, does that guy really likes cooking competitions! Thank you, chef!

Taijuan Walker – 7.0 IP, 7 hits, ER, 6 K and his sixth win. Hey, Tai. I don’t care that you hurt me so bad in the first two months that my ratios will never recover. He’s got a 44/3 K/BB rate in his past six starts and he makes me want to be a better person.

Robinson  Cano – 1-for-4, HR (4). I feel like someone is warging into me right now and telling you to buy. Also, what’s a “warg” exactly?

Fernando Rodney – 1.0 IP, hit, 0 ER, 2 K, SV (15). McClendon used his better relief pitcher, Carson Smith, to dispatch Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the 8th (which he failed to do), so Rodney got another chance at the ninth and notched the save. I have no idea who will get the next save opportunity, but I assure you either way you will think the manager is an idiot.

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, HR (19). SCOTUS RULES! MARRIAGE FOR ALL! HOO-RAY! We mustn’t delay, Michael! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. We can have the dinosaur themed wedding in Dallas we’ve always dreamed about. We can both dress as our favorite Chris Pratt character (I’d be Star Lord, obvs), and our guests will come dressed as their favorite dinosaur. Subway will cater with Sweet Onion Teriyakis and Bud Lights. It’s gonna be so freakin’ romantic, bro! Then we will honeymoon in the Amazon rain forest, before heading to Ecuador where we’ll sample the juice of San Pedro cactus in the desert and experience pure fantasy ecstasy. Thanks a lot, Obama! No, really, I mean that!

 

 

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  1. thesportsguy says:
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    which combo – need avg and rbi, Wins and K’s

    1. Longoria and Estrada
    2. Sandoval and Estrada
    3. Vmart and M Gonzalez

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @Lex: Victor is likely a better bet for RBIs but the injury scares me a bit.

      • Ths Sportsguy says:
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        Estrada vmart combo not an option

        Are we all in on Estrada being a new pitcher?

        Vmart if healthy is best hitting option

        • Dan Pants

          Dan Pants says:
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          @Ths Sportsguy: Ha I don’t trust Estrada at all to be honest, but I like him more than Gonzalez.

  2. Whiskey T says:
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    Take the chance on streaming W. Miley at TB, C. Anderson at BAL, or K. Gibson at MIL? Or should I leave them all to rot on the wire today?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Whiskey T: That Miley match up looks tempting, but that’s why it scares me. Unless you’re in a H2H league and need a win or Ks I’d hold.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Whiskey T: c.anderson is @ SD, which is a good matchup, not BAL, i have no idea where you got that.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: nevermind, you meant cody anderson likely.

  3. The Commisioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Who’s the stash here Grey, Sano or Seager? I’m sure you’ve answered this before and I apologize for not seeing it haha but let me know. Thank you sir

  4. JoeBoo says:
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    12 team mixed keeper, better DL stash:
    Matt Moore or Yordano?

    • Dan Pants

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      @JoeBoo: I think Moore has more upside, but he’s also coming off a much lengthier absence. Really depends on how Moore pitches in his rehab start today, but I think Yordano is def less risky.

  5. Not Mike says:
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    Got a trade offer yesterday to trade Stanton for wacha, lackey, and gattis.. Take it now that Stanton is out until August?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Not Mike: Do you think the offer is still on the table? Depends on how deep your league is but if you need the pitching it sounds like a good deal.

  6. roger roger says:
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    Two guys I’m trying to unload: Ryan Braun and James Shields. If you could get a top 5 pitcher in return for the both of them together, would you do it?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @roger roger: I think Braun has been pretty valuable, but if I needed the pitching help, sure.

  7. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Good stuff Mr. Pants! Very funny.

  8. JB says:
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    Would you grab Billy Burns or Pillar?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @JB: I like both. Burns for speed, Pillar for everything else.

  9. Steve says:
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    What do you think of Gausman tomorrow Starting him against CLE?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Steve: Too much risky here, maybe if I’m in a H2H and need Ks or a win, otherwise I’d steer clear.

  10. Oranje says:
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    I was just offered the following trade: Marte ($15 with a 2year contract) a 1st and 2nd round pick plus a 4 year contract in the next draft for Stanton ($29 for 3 years). Keeper/contract league where I locked up Stanton last year promised to never let him go. Am I silly to refuse this trade? Should I take it?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Oranje: Depends who will be available to draft with those 1st and 2nd round picks I guess, but in a keeper league I’d be hard pressed to let Stanton go at that price. It’s a good offer, but Stanton is a top 3 player.

      • Oranje says:
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        @Dan Pants: Your hesitation is mine as well. Stanton is a beast. Unsure who will be available but 1st round pick should be 2 and we snake the draft. As it stands right now, without Stanton, I will come back next year with Rendon, Odor, L. Martin, Heyward, Harper, Lester, Desmond, and a choice between Tulo, Freeman, Archer, Arrieta. The trade also brings me Marte for next year as well. Not sure if I am trying to convince myself or not but does this lineup change any of your thoughts? Thanks.

        • Dan Pants

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          @Oranje: When in doubt, keep Giancarlo.

  11. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy Dan pants! It’s Saturday woo hoo!

    In a h2h pts league with a weekly roster lock which potential two start pitcher are you streaming to add & start next week’s matchup

    – Marco Estrada (vs Red Sox & vs Eduardo Rodriquez,, start 2 @ Detroit & vs justin verlander.)

    – Mat Latos (vs giants & Vogelsong, start 2 @ Chicago & Kyle Hendricks.)

    – Colby Lewis (@ Baltimore & vs miquel gonzalez, start 2 vs Angels & cj Wilson.)

    Next: keep or drop Josh reddick or Brock holt (or both ), to add either maikel Franco, Adam eaton, Marlon Byrd, mark Duffy (2b/3b), steve Souza, Curtis granderson, Jon singleton or stash Corey seager.

    My roster:

    C- Vogt

    1b- Edwin encarncion

    2b- howie Kendrick

    3b- Todd Frazier

    SS- Hanley Ramirez

    IF- Kris Bryant

    OF- Bryce Harper

    OF- puig

    OF- joc pederson

    OF- jay Bruce

    DH – Carlos Santana

    Utility – Carlos correa

    Bench- reddick, Trumbo & holt.

    Thanks & have a great weekend!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Green monstah: I’d go with Latos and I’d drop Trumbo for Franco

  12. los locos says:
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    I’m trying to get JD in trade for my 3rd rd pick. I’m in a 10 team keeper league, we keep 7 total guys.

    I need his bat with the production.

    Martin
    Fielder
    DeLeimhu
    Arenado
    Hanley
    Branktley
    CarGo
    Gordon
    Hosmer

    Bench
    Duda
    Pedoria DL
    Gallo
    Lindor
    Buxton DL
    Pence DL

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @los locos: What’s the question? Maybe Brantley plus the pick could land you JD? Fielder and Hanley might also be players I’d be looking to sell.

      • los locos says:
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        @Dan Pants: @los locos: Is givng up my 3rd pick for next season too much for JD?

        10 team keeper, we keep 7 guys. JD helps my team right?

        also need to drop someone.

        • Dan Pants

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          @los locos: I think giving up your 3rd pick is a good deal. I don’t know where you’re at in the standings to say that you need him, but assuming roughly the top 70 guys are kept, your 3rd rd pick probably wouldn’t land you a player the caliber of JD anyway.

          • Los locos says:
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            @Dan Pants: dan, currently 49-51 and 6 games out of 1st and 3 out of 2nd

            • Dan Pants

              Dan Pants says:
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              @Los locos: Yeah, I think JD as an upgrade over Hosmer could help you.

  13. brett says:
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    Dan,

    Can you rank these keeper options for me. 12 team auction league.
    Correa $5 for 1 year
    Gomez $22 for 1 year
    Cueto $3 for 1 year
    Machado $19 for 2 years
    Peterson $13 for 2 years
    Pollock $9 for 2 years
    Jose Fernandez $8 for 2 years

    Thanks

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @brett: Correa, Peterson, Gomez, Cueto, Machado, JoFer, Pollock

  14. Chad says:
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    I have 3 DL players but 2 spots. Rendon of course gets one. Use the other for Zimmerman or Odorizzi, or keep one wasting a bench spot.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Chad: Odorizzi should be back soon if you can afford to wait a week or so, otherwise I’d lose Zimmerman.

  15. Tom says:
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    Last week I explained to you that I have a big lead in my H2H league & I have been trying to make decisions based on BOTH ROS as well as the playoffs. I’m trying to decide if I should trade my T. Ross for his J. Garcia. The Cards have a very good schedule during the playoffs. The Padres do not (including 3 in COL) Believe it or not T. Ross is my weakest SP. My staff as a whole is weak on WHIP and very strong on K’s. If I knew Garcia would stay healthy for the ROS I think I’d do the deal. Should I roll the dice?

    • Dan Pants

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      @Tom: I would not gamble/count on the health of Jaime Garcia who I believe is nursing an injury as I write this. You can find less risky ERA/WHIP guys to trade for Ross, especially with Ross looking very sharp in his past two starts.

  16. Quimmy says:
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    My Archer, Carpenter and Eaton
    For his
    Springer, Bhamilton, Longo and Ventura?

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @Quimmy: Sounds fair if you can spare the pitching.

  17. JoeG414 says:
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    What do you think of these stream options this week , 6×6 daily roto.
    Voslesong @ Mia – 6/30
    Warren @ LAA-7/1
    Buehrle @ Bos -7/1
    Happ @ Oak -7/3

    If I’m quick and lucky (which I haven’t been ) I might be able to get all of them.

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @JoeG414: Not crazy about any one of them, I’d go with Happ of the bunch though.

  18. Andre says:
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    Pants…need some help!

    If you’re a rebuilding team in a keeper league….do you take this trade. 10tms, 5 keepers, H,HR,RBI,Steals,Walks,Runs,and Avg…..W,L,QS,ERA,Saves, Ks, and Whip.

    Pollock and Brantley for Springer and a 2nd round draft pick.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

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      @Andre: In keepers, I think I’d want the Springer side

  19. chucky says:
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    Ok to drop Lucroy for Grandal? Not sure if Lucroy is still injured or just plan sux.

    • Dan Pants

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      @chucky: I’d prob stick with Lucroy for a bit longer, Grandal not that much of an upgrade anyway.

  20. Jack says:
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    Someone just dropped Rendon In my 10 team OBP H2H league. Should I drop B. Hamilton to pick him up? I have Ellsbury on my DL who could be back in a week. If I drop Hamilton I’ll be short one player until he gets back. In the meantime, next week, my matchup is vs a team I should beat in steals without Hamiton.

    I really hate to drop Hamilton because if I kept him there is no doubt I would win SB’s every week with him, Ellsbury, Sousa, Kipnis, Springer, Dozier, Votto, & Bruce all contributing. If I picked up Rendon he would eventually become my only bench bat (13 starting hitters).

    On the other hand, my team’s weakness is RBI’s and I’m just slightly above average in HR’s.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Jack: Don’t drop Hamilton. I’d drop Souza before hamilton if you really want Rendon.

  21. Was just offered SS Segura for CL Ramos in a 15-team, 5×5 roto keeper league. I have Rollins as my SS. My other RPs are Perkins, Grilli, C. Smith, and Siegrist.

    Should I pull the trigger? Thanks!

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @El Enano: If you can spare the saves I like the trade!

  22. birrrdy! says:
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    Dude, you are sooo gay. And I mean that in the nicest way.

    Sincerely,
    Giancarlo

    • Dan Pants

      Dan Pants says:
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      @birrrdy!: Oh boy, Giancarlo! Now this is awkward. I’m flattered, but I’m with Trout now. Maybe when your left hand heals we can chat on Grindr.

  23. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dan!

    Great stuff, man.

    a. Hit depression with just the first words on su novio breaking the hamate bone in his left hand. Went looking for a replacement in a SUPERshallow 10-team H2H mixed league. Here’s what I found:

    a. Josh Harrison;
    b. Alex Gordon;
    c. Colabello;
    d. Grandy
    e. Crispie Young

    I dropped Bauer to pick up Cola (I like his matchups versus 4 RedSox pitchers in Toronto). Do you like any of the others available for next week and ROS? If so, whom?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Dan Pants

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      @Ante GALIC: Young is hot fire right now, I think you picked the right guy based on the match ups but if I were going with a hot bat there are few hotter than Chris Young right now.

  24. blackberry says:
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    Advice from on two topics .1 keeper league . I now have 5 dl guys and 2 dl slots. Andrew miller, soler, Stanton, rendon, and freeman.

    I have one open slot and need an of: Souza, yelich, colabbelo, Chris young, Tomas, span, holt, ozuna . Who would you choose ?

    And Which route would you take with the injured guys ? Ride out the storm and keep no backups ?

    Or try to trade and get minimal value for injured guys ? I’ve tried and received little interest

    • Dan Pants

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      @blackberry: Soler should be back within the next two weeks barring any set backs, If you can’t afford to hold them all I’d drop Miller only because there’s no telling if he’ll immediately step back into closing games or how effective he’ll be. But if you can wait it out I might do that, And I’d go with Brock Holt for OF.

  25. kisses says:
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    My friend has been trying to get Stanton from me all season long. I was entertaining the idea since he has players like Altuve, F-Her, and Rizzo, but I finally told him that it wasn’t going to happen and that I would be keeping Stanton for the season. An hour later, my world would change. Forever. Well, just for the next 4-6 weeks.

    Anyway, I currently have Buxton and Pence on my DL in my 5×5 10 Team Roto w/ OBP. Next year is my league’s first season with keepers (meaning we can retain players from this season). However, I cannot keep Giancarlo as he is on the ESPN undroppable list. I’m currently in 1st in every offensive category by a wide margin (thanks to *tear* Giancarlo). Should I swap Giancarlo and Buxton on the DL and drop Buxton for someone in order to get some stats from Giancarlo when he returns? Should I drop Giancarlo since his power won’t be nearly what it was for the rest of the season and keep Buxton as a potential keeper for next year?

    Please advise. Thanks.

    • Dan Pants

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      @kisses: Depends on the keeper rules? How many players can you keep and would Buxton be one of these players. If you’re in first by so much it sounds like you can afford to wait for Stanton to return.

      • kisses says:
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        @Dan Pants: Keeper rules in a nutshell: 1 hitter, 1 pitcher, and 1 either; can keep a player for up to 3 years as long as they don’t start the year on the ESPN undroppable list.

        Bats I’m looking to possibly keep: Dee, Arenado, Maikel Franco, Buxton
        Pitching I’m looking to possibly keep: Harvey, Keuchel, Cole, Matz, JoFer

        I could definitely hold onto Giancarlo, but it would just be for the last two months of the year. However, I don’t think many people are going to trade for him knowing that they can’t keep him for next year. I should probably just hold on and try moving Buxton since he’s a keeper play and I might be able to get something nice in return.

        • Dan Pants

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          @kisses: Stick with Stanton

  26. Vogt or Die says:
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    Would you trade Peralta and Grilli for Puig, and is it a home run? Have reyes as another SS.

    • Dan Pants

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      @Vogt or Die: I don’t know about a home run but its a nice deal if you can spare the saves.

      • PapaJeanSegura says:
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        @Dan Pants: I have Tolleson, Osuna, Clippard, and Papelbon haha not exactly all star caliber, but quantity over quality I guess…could scoop up will smith or Motte, I’ve been quick to pounce on the new closers

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