As the season begins to wind down, and the grind of the first four months feeds into the stretch run of the final two months. The contenders begin to rise to the top in Razzball’s own dynasty league the Razznasty. We got a serious race going, with the top spot changing hands multiple times over the last few days. RCL Czar Matt Truss sits atop the mountain, for the next few hours at least. BTW Matt you are a Czar, watch out for Commies old friend. Look at that a Russian history lesson mixed with fantasy baseball. I’m gunning for a Smithsonian gig one day. In the meantime I’ll keep providing you with gushing articles about prospects, dynasty strategy, and PROSPECT PODCASTS!!! I hope everyone is ready for our first episode coming tomorrow!!! We’ll be talking the prospect side of the trade deadline, and some of the recent weeks callups. Benintendi anyone? Yes, I have to mention him twice a post.

 

Standings

standings July

As I previously mentioned the Matt Truss led Hippos stands at the pinnacle of the Razznasty table, but with Raskals, season long pace-car Mentok and even commissioner Yes Cheese all within a handful of points. It’s going to be a dogfight till the end. The most credit is probably due to Alice Sweet’s Tomatoes, who’s made up a ton of points since taking over in the early part of the season. It’s difficult to take over a middle of the pack squad and turn it around in a few months. AST has done a great job of being ahead of the rotating door of closers, and adding and dropping bats and prospects as needed. Well done Alice, you’re a better man than I! Last up in the shouting distance group is Shill Team 6 at 110.5. For the second month in a row my friend and yours Nick the Dick sits in standings purgatory with his FreshPrince OfHellsLair. More like the StaleLord OfPurgatoryChasm amirite? I gave you Aroldis, now I clown you Nick. After Nick there’s a whole bunch of underperformers and rebuilders. The worst of which is yours truly, seriously my team is garbage, but I got Xander and Benintendi so I could be good in 5 years.

 

Trades

Below is a handy chart of all the trades that took place in the month of July. As you can see there was a lot of future buying for rebuilders, and lots of reinforcing for those courageous heros that are actually playing fantasy baseball as opposed to collecting names from a Top 100 list. My favorite trade of the bunch was Yes Cheese bagging Blake Snell for a now demoted closer, a closer with an awful K rate in danger of losing his job, and back of the rotation starter. Understandable depth move by Hippos, but I wonder if he’d take that back now. The other trade I love in here is J-FOH buying two of my favorites in Josh Ockimey and Christin Stewart for some potential depth pieces. This is a good trade for both sides, and Cheese has done an excellent job of acquiring prospect talent prior to value jumps. Both Stewart and Ockimey have entered the Top 100 fantasy prospect conversation since he added them. Our commish is as good or better at that than almost any player I’ve played with in the Dynasty format.

tradesjuly

Wavier Wire

The HipposJacob Faria ($0); Chad Green ($0); CC Sabathia ($0); Chad Bettis ($0); Matt Boyd ($0); Tyler Duffey ($0); Jim Johnson ($0); Nathan Eovaldi ($0)

Raskals – No waiver moves

MentokDario Alvarez, ($2); Keury Mella ($1); Luis Urias ($0); Addison Reed ($1)

Yes CheeseRicky Nolasco ($1); Mauricio Cabrera ($0); Ryan Dull ($1); Justin Wilson ($0); Stephen Vogt ($0); Dan Straily ($0); Sandy Alcantara ($1); Adam Engel ($0); Tyler Beede ($0); Cody Ponce ($2)

Alice Sweet’s TomatoesTom Koehler ($0); Jake Peavy ($0); Colin Rea ($0); Drew Hutchison ($0); Michael Kopech ($0); Robbie Grossman ($0); Joakim Soria ($3); Mauricio Cabrera ($2); John Axford ($0); Jorge De Rosa ($0); Conner Greene ($0); Adalberto Mejia ($0); Sean Doolittle ($0); Jake Barrett ($0); Jim Johnson ($3); Cam Bedrosian ($0); Hector Neris ($0); Yan Gomes ($0)

Shill Team 6Peter Bourjos ($1); Jeremy Hellickson ($1); Cody Asche ($1); Freddy Galvis ($0); Adonis Garcia ($1); Jace Peterson ($0); Erick Aybar ($0); Jake Peavy ($0); Sam Travis ($0); Hansel Robles ($0); Jordy Mercer ($0); Jedd Gyorko ($0); Jake Cronenworth ($0); Adam Liberatore ($0); Alex Dickerson ($0)

FreshPrince OfHellsLair – Seth Smith ($2); Nick Markakis ($1); Ryan Schimpf ($6)

NightpandasDanny Espinosa ($2); Kendall Graveman ($2); Cheslor Cuthbert ($3)

Smoke Show – No wire moves

West Reading PhilliesJarrod Dyson ($1); Hernan Perez ($5)

Mad Beach BumsCarlos Torres ($0)

Epic of GoodfoldameshEdwin Rios ($1); Jharel Cotton ($4); Chase DeJong ($3); Dietrich Enns ($1); Matt Esparza ($0); Matt Strahm ($0); Hunter Dozier ($6); Demi Orimoloye ($5); Aristides Aquino ($2); Edwin Rios ($1); Mitchell Hansen ($0)

Cuban BanditsRob Refsnyder ($0)

Cobra Kai – Bud Norris ($1); Scooter Gennett ($0); Tyler Thornburg ($0); Fernando Rodney ($1); Chad Bettis ($1); Kennys Vargas ($1)

Georgia PeachMichael Lorenzen ($0); Sean Reid-Foley ($0); Dietrich Enns ($2); Jake Barrett ($55)

Deep Data CollectionCarlos Asuaje ($3); Austin Hedges ($1); Miguel Andujar ($4); Luis Alexander Basabe ($4)

 

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  1. Sam says:
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    Going for the win in my keeper league… would you dish Hosmer, Familia and Allen (Cody) for Ortiz (I have alotta saves and just had Bedrosian, Thornburg and Diaz become closers with Ottavino and Dull still possibilities)?

    Note I have Goldy to man 1B and soon to have Yulieski for the CI slot

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sam: If you don’t plan on keeping Hosmer, sure. Risky as you need Papi to keep it up, but the upgrade from Hosmer is big.

  2. Adam says:
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    Would u trade SALE for RIZZO?
    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Adam: All day and everyday on Sunday. Unless it’s a weird points league, but even then I’d take Rizzo

  3. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Holds league…

    Reed, Brach, O’Day ROS for holds?

    Thanks!

  4. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty league h2h 6×6. we use qs instead of W and k/bb. I’m in 1st (and defending champ) but my staff is in shambles. Salazar and teheran just hit the DL, liriano and sonny have been garbage all year, jaime garcia has stuggled, and gausman has just been OK. also have jofer, price, quintana, and duffy.
    been offered rich hill for alex verdugo and a 1st rd prospect pick (will probably be 14-16th pick). would you pull the trigger?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brian: No don’t like that trade. Particularly with Hill’s blister pronlem because who knows.

      • Brian says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: what if I counter with a. verdugo and a 2nd for hill, OR b. counter with hill and 1 of jake thompson/brent honeywell/luis ortiz/isan diaz for verdugo and the first

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Brian: I’d try and do Jake Thompson and a 1. Anyone else is an overpay IMO.

  5. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    No analysis of my massive free agent haul of minors. This article is bupkis and Im going to take my ego elsewhere

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: I’m just not articulate enough to describe just how massive and impressive that haul was…

      Could you read the ego font?

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: In classic Epic of Goodfoldamesh I will now ask you to please rank

        Alfaro, Jorge (R) C – PHI Minor Leagues Jul 5, 1:42 PM: Alfaro, 23, is batting .291/.317/.491… (R) Active SF @ PHI Wed 7:05 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        1B
        Click to move this player Park, Byung Ho (R) 1B,CI – MIN Minor Leagues Jul 25, 9:27 AM: Park has hit home runs in three of his… (R) Active MIN @ CLE Wed 7:10 PM 62 215 28 41 12 24 1 .191 Drop Trade
        2B
        In starting lineupGordon, Dee 2B,MI – MIA Aug 2, 2:05 PM: Gordon is not in the Marlins lineup on… (L) Active MIA 1 @ CHC 0 End 2nd 28 113 18 31 0 5 8 .274
        3B
        Click to move this player Dozier, Hunter 3B,CI – KC Minor Leagues Aug 3, 9:42 AM: Dozier is hitting with a combined .306… (R) Active KC @ TB Wed 7:10 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        SS
        Click to move this player In starting lineupArcia, Orlando (R) SS,MI – MIL Aug 2, 3:55 PM: Arcia will start at shortstop and bat… (R) Active MIL @ SD Wed 3:40 PM 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Drop Trade
        CI
        Click to move this player Olson, Matt 1B,CI,OF – OAK Minor Leagues May 26, 1:25 PM: Olson, 22, is batting .375 with one… (L) Active OAK @ LAA Wed 10:05 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        MI
        Click to move this player In starting lineupDifo, Wilmer (R) 2B,MI – WAS Jul 27, 7:37 AM: The Nationals recalled Difo from… (S) Active WAS @ ARI Wed 3:40 PM 4 10 3 5 0 3 1 .500 Drop Trade
        OF
        Click to move this player Aquino, Aristides OF – CIN Minor Leagues Jul 20, 2:49 PM: Aquino, 22, is hitting .272/.330/.490… (R) Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        OF
        Click to move this player Not in starting lineupDeShields, Delino OF – TEX Jul 29, 1:49 PM: DeShields is not in Friday’s lineup… (R) Active TEX @ BAL Wed 7:05 PM 40 129 20 29 3 9 5 .225 Drop Trade
        OF
        Click to move this player Nimmo, Brandon (R) OF – NYM Minor Leagues Aug 2, 12:51 PM: The Mets have optioned Nimmo to… (L) Active NYM @ NYY Wed 7:05 PM 19 56 8 14 1 5 0 .250 Drop Trade
        OF
        Click to move this player In starting lineupPeralta, David OF – ARI Aug 2, 8:43 AM: Peralta went 1-for-4 with a strikeout… (L) Active WAS @ ARI Wed 3:40 PM 46 162 22 40 4 15 2 .247 Drop Trade
        OF
        Click to move this player Not in starting lineupWerth, Jayson OF – WAS Aug 3, 9:48 AM: Werth is out of the lineup Wednesday… (R) Active WAS @ ARI Wed 3:40 PM 97 350 55 89 13 46 4 .254 Drop Trade
        UT
        Click to move this player Rios, Edwin 1B,CI – LAD Minor Leagues Jul 23, 9:25 AM: Rios, 22, is slashing .314/.351/.610… (L) Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        UT
        Click to move this player Stewart, Christin OF – DET Minor Leagues Aug 2, 2:17 PM: Stewart, 22, is batting .261/.404/.534… (L) Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Turner, Justin 3B,CI – LAD Aug 3, 11:56 AM: Turner continued his surge since the… (R) Reserve LAD @ COL Wed 8:40 PM 101 367 50 100 18 62 3 .272 Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Tulowitzki, Troy SS,MI – TOR Finger – Day-to-Day Aug 2, 2:08 PM: Tulowitzki (finger) remains out of the… (R) Reserve TOR @ HOU Wed 8:10 PM 79 296 36 72 18 52 1 .243 Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Valencia, Danny 3B,CI,OF – OAK Jul 31, 9:31 AM: Valencia is out of the lineup Sunday… (R) Reserve OAK @ LAA Wed 10:05 PM 80 298 45 90 13 38 0 .302 Drop Trade
        In starting lineupOzuna, Marcell OF – MIA Jul 31, 8:50 PM: Marcell Ozuna Finishes July With Two-RBI Performance (R) Reserve MIA 1 @ CHC 0 End 2nd 104 390 60 116 19 58 0 .297
        Click to move this player Reddick, Josh OF – LAD Aug 3, 12:14 PM: Reddick went 0 for 4 in his Dodgers… (L) Reserve LAD @ COL Wed 8:40 PM 69 247 33 72 8 28 5 .291 Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Souza Jr., Steven OF – TB Jul 31, 6:46 PM: Souza got back on track Sunday when he… (R) Reserve KC @ TB Wed 7:10 PM 80 293 35 70 10 33 5 .239 Drop Trade
        Click to move this player In starting lineupDavis, Chris 1B,CI,OF – BAL Aug 2, 10:06 PM: Davis went 1 for 4 in Tuesday’s 5-1 win… (L) Reserve TEX @ BAL Wed 7:05 PM 101 369 66 82 22 60 0 .222 Drop Trade
        Reserve spot(s) available: Limited by Max Players on Team
        Click to move this player Brito, Sócrates (R) OF – ARI Disabled List Aug 2, 2:36 PM: Brito (toe) went 1-for-5 Monday while… (L) Inj Res WAS @ ARI Wed 3:40 PM 13 38 4 8 2 4 1 .211 Drop Trade
        Inj Res spot(s) available: 3
        Click to move this player Mejia, Francisco C – CLE Minor Leagues Aug 3, 10:58 AM: Mejia, 20, is batting .337 with two… (S) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Sánchez, Gary (R) C – NYY Minor Leagues Aug 2, 6:47 PM: Sanchez was promoted from Triple-A… (R) Minors NYM @ NYY Wed 7:05 PM 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Ockimey, Josh 1B,CI – BOS Minor Leagues Jul 17, 9:32 AM: Ockimey has been facing an infield… (L) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Núñez, Renato 3B,CI – OAK Minor Leagues May 27, 1:11 PM: Nunez, 22, is batting just .163 over… (R) Minors OAK @ LAA Wed 10:05 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Cameron, Dazmon OF – HOU Minor Leagues Jul 7, 12:57 PM: Cameron (finger) will miss the rest of… (R) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Hansen, Mitchell OF – LAD Minor Leagues Jul 20, 10:55 AM: Hansen is hitting .350/.395/.556 with… (L) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Orimoloye, Demi OF – MIL Minor Leagues Apr 5, 4:52 PM: Orimoloye will kick off his 2016… (R) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Ortiz, Jhailyn OF – PHI Minor Leagues Jul 8, 1:35 PM: Ortiz is hitting .289/.396/.622 with… (R) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Polo, Tito OF – PIT Minor Leagues (R) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Click to move this player Hoskins, Rhys 1B,CI – PHI Minor Leagues Aug 2, 2:11 PM: Hoskins, 23, is batting .281/.355/.573… (R) Minors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – Drop Trade
        Totals 925 3,341 483 859 143 442 36 .257
        Active: 14 Reserve: 7 Inj Res: 1 Minors: 10
        Pitching
        Pos Move Name Status Opp (EDT) OS GP GS W IP H BB K Sv ERA WHIP Action
        P
        Click to move this player Bickford, Phillip P – SF Minor Leagues Aug 1, 11:36 AM: Bickford was traded to the Brewers on… Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – Drop Trade
        P
        Conley, Adam P – MIA Aug 2, 6:29 AM: Adam Conley Plagued By Walks; Pulled Early Active MIA 1 @ CHC 0 End 2nd 22 22 7 121.1 111 53 116 0 3.41 1.352
        P
        Click to move this player Cotton, Jharel (R) P – OAK Minor Leagues Aug 1, 10:14 AM: Cotton was traded to the Athletics on… Active OAK @ LAA Wed 10:05 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player DeJong, Chase (R) P – LAD Minor Leagues Jul 29, 9:14 AM: De Jong is enjoying a solid year for… Active LAD @ COL Wed 8:40 PM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player Esparza, Matt P – CLE Minor Leagues Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player Flaherty, Jack P – STL Minor Leagues Apr 20, 9:07 AM: Flaherty surrendered seven runs on five… Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player Hernández, Félix P – SEA Aug 1, 2:07 AM: Hernandez allowed two runs on two hits… Active BOS @ SEA Wed 10:10 PM 13 13 5 80.2 72 34 66 0 3.46 1.314 Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player Kennedy, Ian P – KC Jul 31, 9:40 AM: Ian Kennedy on the Rebound? Throws Seven Strong Innings against Rangers Active KC @ TB Wed 7:10 PM 21 21 6 121.1 108 39 123 0 4.23 1.212 Drop Trade
        P
        Click to move this player Salazar, Danny P – CLE Disabled List Aug 2, 3:57 PM: The AL Central-leading Indians have… Active MIN @ CLE Wed 7:10 PM 20 20 11 117.1 96 51 133 0 3.37 1.253 Drop Trade
        Reserve spot(s) available: Limited by Max Players on Team
        Click to move this player Harvey, Matt P – NYM Disabled List

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Please rank, dont make me keep posting this

            • MattTruss

              MattTruss says:
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              Haha, this is excellent

            • Yescheese says:
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              You’re too kind Ralph. If only my prospecting skills could apply to my MLB scouting…

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Yescheese: Any time Cheese you’re like the cool kid who knows the bNds before everyone else does. When the rest of us catch on you’re selling their t-shirts and moving on to someone new.

                • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: He’s selling T-shirts from their tour two years ago he got cheap

  6. MattTruss

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    Yea, I’d like that one back. I should have done like I did in all my other leagues and waited until after the MLB trade deadline to trade for any closers. I got anxious, shame on me. Saves remains the stat category where I have the most to gain though, so it wasn’t a total loss….until Dyson blows up. Getting Betances is a boon though and I didn’t expect someone in this format to straight up drop Jim Johnson (and me be able to get him for $0!). Given the price spec saves typically go for mid-season, I’m happy with that.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @MattTruss: Yes you do what you gotta do. I understand it. Could be worse I traded Dahl for Dyson in a league back in May. I regret that one everyday.

      Now get back in first, Mentok took it back about 30 minutes ago

      • MattTruss

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        Dah! 3 way tie at the top, that’s silliness.

        Ouch, that’s a tough one. We’ll see what happens. If I win the J-FOH (un)memorial trophy, then it’ll be worth it.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @MattTruss: The Trophy Full Of Hate?

          • Yescheese says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: the trophy formerly know as full of hate

            • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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              @Yescheese: Don’t you dare dis the FOH-Tastic Trophy. It’s a beautiful site to be seen. Like an Egyptian Obelisk with a smog filled sunset as its back drop

              In case you all forgot how this is done, I stroke myself over and over again here: https://razzball.com/2015-razznasty-recap-j-foh-the-win/

                • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: If I had my team from last year then I would be but Nick couldn’t play his way out of a wet paper bag. It kills me watching him get taken out

    • Yescheese says:
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      @MattTruss: Snell for SDyson/Papelbon wasn’t a crazy trade at the time. There wasn’t much substance to the rumors of Nats seeking another closer. Dyson an Papelbro looked like a lock for 15-30 more saves on the season, secure jobs, good investments. I was actually the one hesitant to make the deal.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Yescheese: It really wasn’t at all, but long term it’s going to pay off. Shelf life for closers is so short. It’s one of those necessary evils.

        • MattTruss

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          Eff closers!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @MattTruss: FMCL

  7. muskysmell says:
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    Ralphie….I am saddened by Bregman.
    I was all over the Bregman Hype Train from day 1 and I shipped Xander because I had him in the wings. He’s now mired in a 1-32 slump.

    *cries*

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @muskysmell: I tip a 40 for you

  8. Nation says:
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    Background as always: 16 team 8×6 dynasty league (K’s, OPS, TB; QS). Keep 25 of 30 each year. Blew it all up this year to rebuild with higher end prospects and young talent.

    Trying to reassess the value of story after this recent injury. Had a deal on the table for hosmer trading story and franklin barreto (Have tommy joseph, but not sure what his long term potential is) but after this season ending surgery it might be wise to just hold on story and wait for the preseason.

    For dee gordon, im not sure what, if anything to move for. As it stands I’ll have 5 of the first 25 picks with a top 3 pick (lotto) and then two more between 5-10. Ive tried to target guys but some of the other owners are pretty stingy. I dont have a problem over paying, but want to make sure im not leaving too much value on the table.

    MI is my strength as of now, with Gordon/Travis and then Russell/Story/Swanson/B.Rodgers/Mondesi/Barreto. My initial inkling is to move swanson, as he seems more like a glove first type, but im thinking it might be wise to hold until preseason where he’ll likely be the top prospect going into the year. What would be your approach if you were controlling this roster?

    For reference heres the rest of the prospects I have:

    Reyes, Snell, Taillon, Berrios (DeGrom, M. Cabrrera, Edubray Ramos, Velazquez)

    Dahl, Judge, Margot, Verdugo, Tapia, Bradley (nimmo, eaton, peralta, Santana, susac, d’arnaud, Joseph)

    Anyway, sorry for the book, some of it is me talking/typing it out.

    Appreciate any input!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Nation: Swanson is probably the guy to move when you weigh name value against actual production.

  9. Your mom says:
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    Hi 20 team h2h keeper(keep 8) would you trade marte and melancon for springer?
    C-grandal 1b-pujols 2b-schoop 3b-bryant
    Ss-villar 3of- marte/j.up/polanco util-y.tomas
    Sp-stras/cmart/hammel/lackey/liriano/nelson/porcello/rodon/bailey
    Rp-melancon/dyson/Maurer
    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Your mom: Yeah I’d trade my mom for Springer!

  10. Dave says:
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    Looking towards next year, I have a ton of prospects, but I wouldn’t mind getting rid of the ones that aren’t as promising as others. I have:

    Bregman, Benintendi, Moncada, J. Bell, N. Williams, Gallo, Judge, Meadows, Vogelbach

    plus, for recent graduates, I have:

    Soler, Mazarra, Anderson, Kepler, Reed, Sanchez

    would you drop any of them for:

    Devers, B. Rodgers, Torres, T. Austin?

    Every player listed is for $1 except Moncada who is $6. Every player is either on my team for 2-3 seasons, but if they don’t qualify for enough AB, they don’t lose rookie eligibility and their contract remains the same.

    Of all of them, I’m thinking drop Williams for Rodgers, but I could be wrong:)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dave: Williams or Bell for Rodgers.

  11. Steve says:
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    Stash Brock Stewart? Think he sticks in the rotation? Drop Fiers for him?

    Thanks Ralph

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Steve: Probably not, I’d got Fiers. I like Brock but I’m not sure he gets too many more starts.

  12. Jimmothy says:
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    Ralph, who would you rather have for next 3 years, Bregman or Add Russ? need to pick one to complete a trade. H2H 6X6, R,HR,Rbi,SB,Avg, OBP are categories.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Jimmothy: bregman

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Yescheese: Bump

  13. David says:
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    Ralph, who is going to be the better keeper, Kepler or Benintendi? Thanks

    • Yescheese says:
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      @David: Ralph would hate me if I didn’t say Benintendi. Personally I think they profile similarly, I’d pick whoever is cheaper. If you have them both, Benintendi because he has way more hype/trade value.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Yescheese: Yeah I’d go Benintendi personally, but I’ve always been a Kepler fan. I just think Benintendi is better. Benny’s got more pop, more speed, and he’s a better average hitter. Both are phenomenal on base talents.

  14. nick the dick says:
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    Why you tryin to play me though? Out like a sucka…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @nick the dick: Organized confusion is what leads to middling results.

  15. David says:
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    I think Kepler may be better. I have Benintendi and was thinking about offering him for Kepler.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @David: Go look at the minor leagues stats and explain to me why you think that.

      It’s because he in the show and hitting. Nothing is absolute but there’s nothing that Kepler does better than Benintendi IMO

  16. Tom says:
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    Nice work Ralph,

    Do you like Musgrove or Bedrooms better for this year only?

    • Tom says:
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      *Berrios

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Tom: Hmmmm probably Musgrove but that’s only because of wins. Rookie pitching is a crapshoot.

  17. Test Kitchen says:
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    Ralph,

    I’m trying to win my dynasty and our trade deadline isn’t til the end of August. 10 teams and we keep 30. What do you think about trading Bux and Joc for Dee Gordon? Story was my MI and steals are the category I can gain the most points in. I love Bux but I feel like my patience is wearing thin. Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Test Kitchen: I’d make the move, if you’re in it to win it. Then go for it!

  18. ballin says:
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    Standard Roto 14 team league with 6 keepers kept each season.
    I was offered Bryce Harper in exchange for my Corey Seager. Would you accept this trade? I think Harper is the better player but has been in a slump and the SS position is nice with Seager.
    My projected keepers are: Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Corey Seager, Odor, Syndergaard, and Strausburg
    Other potential keepers that I have are Mazara and Trea Turner (who could theoretically be kept to play SS if he gains yahoo eligibility). My current OF are Trout, Ozuna, Mazara, David Dahl and Trea Turner
    What do you think of this offer? The only problem is for now it would leave a gap at SS, I could fill it with Orlando Arcia

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @ballin: I’d grab Arcia, you need back more than Seager for Harper.

      • Ballin says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I’m getting Harper in exchange for seager

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph LIfshitz says:
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          @Ballin: Opps, yeah I’d take Harper of course!

  19. knucks says:
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    The pod dropping on the site today? Or should i be ears to the ground on the tweet deck?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @knucks: Nope had some tech difficulties last night and we need to re-record. It’s going to come out on Saturday.

      • knucks says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: Sweet deal, looking forward to it bruthaman!

  20. The JoGarza says:
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    Ralph,

    16-team dynasty, OBP instead of AVG. need to land a SS as Ian Desmond is literally my only SS in the majors and Mateo will probably lose it after his first year.

    Too much to offer Quinn and Tate for W.Adames? Can also offer Mancini instead of Tate. Allard is in pool to replace Tate, if need be.

  21. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    redraft league, no holds. have 5 closers for 4 spots, trying to sell one of them. do you think reyes comes up only as a RP at this point, i could reaquire allen by shifting j.thompson to NA slot and dropping reyes

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: but then of course i’d want to bring up thompson on saturday anyway, was able to get bundy for dyson chicken saves.

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