What are you all doing here today? It’s Mother’s Day… shouldn’t you be getting out of the basement and going to pick up the pizza for her for once! Go put on your fancy sweatpants, you know, the ones without the hot pocket stains, and put on actual shoes. Slippers or flip flops are not okay today. Seriously, try and do something! Did you remember to write her a Dear Mama letter? What about being mothers little helper and taking out the trash or refilling her bourbon? There are lots of things you can do to help out your Mother. I know they like telling you what to do or what not to do, but sometimes that’s just the way it goes. At least you know mama tried and wasn’t just standing in the shadows… I hope. Let’s be nice to her and  just lay off the yo mama jokes for the day? Cool. Oh, that’s right, you are here for fantasy baseball and not just songs and jokes. Yeah I got jokes.

This week, the 1% owned Seth Smith takes thenter thage. Oops, that should say center stage. I was trying to be lisper friendly or maybe I was being insensitive? Doesn’t matter, DGAF. I went over to our trusty sex bot the Hitter-Tron for a friendly consult this week as I felt a need to step away from an emerging Hot Schmotato or a Creeper rent to own. I want to give you an under the radar grab that should be there and has a knack for getting crazy hot out of nowhere.  Seth has Monday off so don’t go out and add him just yet, you can just grab a random batty call. Starting Tuesday he gets a short series with his old team the Padres. I always love when a guy goes against his old team. He faces two right handers including Ian Kennedy, who he bats .300 against in 20 AB’s with a dong. Following the friars he gets Boston and 4 more right handers to take a shot at. Okay, there is a good chance he doesn’t play every day in this series but he has some good history against a few of them and that’s what I like. Against Masterson and Porcello he has gone a combined 9 for 19 with a dong and 3 doubles. I know that’s not over the top numbers but lets consider a few things about Smith this year. He’s hitting .296 at home, he’s hitting more flyballs (48.2% compared to 38.5% for his career), and his hard hit percentage is up at 44.1% (career at 30.8%). I’d also like to point out his career HR/FB is 11.6% and if you take his Colorado years out of that math, it’s at 10.8% over the last three years. This year he’s at 7.4% which to me says the dongs will be coming at some point. Now saying when is never easy to predict but that’s why we do what we do. It’s someone I like and will be looking at in deeper leagues or where the free agent garden is ravaged of all the schmotatos.

When I first decided to do Frankencatcher I couldn’t imagine what a sizz show it was going to turn into with the injury bug this year. There is less sexy out there than the swimsuit portion of an octogenarian beauty pageant. If you are hurting, Mike Zunino (9.4%) is heating up lately and the same goes for Miguel Montero (13.2%). By sometime next week Jarrod Saltalamacchia should be up with the D-Backs and will be one to watch for those in two catcher leagues.

 

Top 100 Hitters, Week 6

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
3 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
4 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
5 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
6 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
7 Adam Jones OF BAL
8 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
9 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
10 Jose Bautista OF TOR
11 Josh Donaldson OF MIL
12 Jose Altuve  +8 2B HOU
13 Justin Upton OF SD
14 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
15 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
16 Bryce Harper OF WAS
17 Corey Dickerson OF COL
18 Hanley Ramirez  -5 SS BOS
19 Carlos Gomez  -8 OF MIL
20 Michael Brantley  +5 OF CLE
21  Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
22 Joey Votto 1B CIN
23 Starling Marte  +7 OF PIT
24 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
25 Ryan Braun OF MIL
26 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
27 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
28 Todd Frazier  +4 3B CIN
29 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
30 Andrew McCutchen  -11 OF PIT
31 Matt Kemp OF SD
32 Jacoby Ellsbury  +5 OF NYY
33 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
34 Chris Davis 3B BAL
35 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
36 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
37 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
38 Buster Posey C SF
39 Wil Myers OF SD
40 J.D. Martinez  -12 OF DET
41 Ian Desmond SS WAS
42 Jorge Soler OF CHC
43 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
44 Joc Pederson  +13 OF LAD
45 David Ortiz DH BOS
46 Brett Gardner  +5 OF NYY
47 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
48 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
49 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
50 Mark Trumbo 1B ARI
51 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
52 Freddie Freeman  1B ATL
53 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
54 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
55 Mookie Betts OF BOS
56 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
57 Jay Bruce  -11 OF CIN
58 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
59 Evan Longoria 3B TB
60 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
61 Devon Travis 2B TOR
62 Matt Holliday OF STL
63 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
64 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
65 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
66 Kendrys Morales +4 1B KC
67 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
68 Jason Heyward OF STL
69 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
70 Brandon Moss OF CLE
71 Brian Dozier 2B MIN
72 Kolten Wong  +12 2B STL
73 Eric Hosmer  +5 1B KC
74 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
75 Alex Gordon OF KC
76 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
77 Jake Marisnick OF HOU
78 Matt Adams 1B STL
79 Lucas Duda  -6 1B NYM
80 Manny Machado 3B BAL
81 Steven Souza OF TB
82 Adam LaRoche  -16 1B CHW
83 Evan Gattis +15 C HOU
84 Stephen Vogt +15 C OAK
85 Russell Martin N/A C TOR
86 Starlin Castro  -6 SS CHC
87 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
88 Victor Martinez 1B DET
89 Ben Revere OF PHI
90 Melky Cabrera OF CHW
91 Mark Teixeira  +6 1B NYY
92 Adam Lind  +8 1B MIL
93 Jean Segura SS MIL
94 Billy Butler 1B OAK
95 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
96 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
97 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
98 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
99 Ryan Zimmerman  -10 3B WAS
100 Neil Walker  -9 2B PIT

DL – David Wright, Anthony Rendon, George Springer, Hunter Pence, Alex Rios

  • With high ceiling Yasiel Puig set to return this week he jumps back into the top 100. Unfortunately one of his high ceiling brothers George Springer goes to the 7 day DL with a concussion.
  • You can call me the jinxmeister and when it comes to Hanley Ramirez it’s no secret he is one of my least favorite players on earth. By avoiding the DL he stays on this list but falls five spots with a shoulder injury. The same shoulder he has hurt in the past.
  • Little big man Altuve gets a big bump this week as I moved him up 8 spots as he shows us that the regression fairies might be taller than him but they can’t stop his small man’s complex on the diamond. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts, or some bulls**t like that.
  • Carlos Gomez is starting to worry me. He comes back from the DL and now has a minor hip issue. Doesn’t he know messing around with minors will get you in trouble. I’m starting to think he’s off the BRAUNy juice this year and he is what he is, not a first rounder anymore.
  • Over the last two weeks Brantley Hitford has put up a line of 12/3/11/4/.400. Ah, so boring, so solid. Looks like that back issue is behind him and we should get those smooth steady days we all hoped would be there on draft day. Nothing flashy nothing damning.
  • Marte Party actually dropped his K rate over 6% the last week. He still has an insane HR/FB and that GB rate is very unlike him but he started stealing again and looks like he will be this seasons version of a roller coaster. They can be a lot of fun one minute then make you lose your lunch the next.
  • Dread Pirate? More like Dreading the Pirate, he’s hurt and he’s trying to play through it. I watched him a little this last week and its pretty obvious. If you own him I would try and find someone who never watches baseball to trade with.
  • The Wong is rising as he rushes blood to our head. Now if he can just lock down a good spot and we got gold Jerry! Gold!
  • I bumped up my catchers this week after being bearish about it. Gattis, Vogt and Martin deserve better than the usual catcher treatment. As I write this that trio has 6,7,and 7 dongs respectively. Yeah, you better respect the dong. It’s better than a lot of other schlubs out there.
  • Am I the only waiting for the wheels to fall off Triple LINDy? This can’t last or can it? His walk rate is up, BABIP is the same as last year, batted ball profile doesn’t look too far off, his HR/FB was crazy low last year so this may be a return to norm, he has a job and isn’t getting jerked around for once, and his wOBA is redonk. Will regression set in?…of course it will. He’s not a .340 hitter, but a .290 season with 20-22 seems very doable.
  • GIF of the week is not a player but a commenter and is a commentary about how this Top 100 has gone for me at times this year. Nacho is a leaguemate and one of my favorite beer swilling comedians around here. He posted this last year in our league and I got permission from him to post it here. It captures how poorly I ranked some players this year and how damn off I was. If you need help with that, yes, I’m saying that’s a swing and a miss by me on a few players. Hey nobody’s perfect. BTW…Dude, totally looks like Brett Favre from behind. Am I right?

102va5y

 

 

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    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: unfortunately no but we’ll played

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: i’m starting to develop a man crush on you based solely on your musical taste. is that weird?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Happy Vegans: no it’s not, you can come rub cbd oil on my feet and talk music anytime

  1. mauledbypandas says:
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    Nacho please come visit me in last place. I am so ronery

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: did you seriously come into my post to invite nacho to your last place party. Yeah nice to see you too buddy

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: the only cat I’m competitive in is steals which is inexplicable with my team. Thank god for votto or I’d be in 13th place out of 12.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: on a scale of one to ten you are an eleven

      • Mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: hey man. I am just giving a shout out to nacho and dropping by your post. I guess I was wrong thinking you would appreciate the traffic

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mauledbypandas: you should know I bust balls, of course I appreciate it. You and Nacho are the only f**tards to show up today so far.

          • Mauledbypandas says:
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            @J-FOH: it’s cool I am at a bar trying to drink away the pain of last place in two leagues now! It’s a tough job but I think I am up to it. Good work on the post. Can you text message Carlos Gonzalez and gattis that I need them to start htting

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Mauledbypandas: they just sent me back a string of confused looking emoji’s. Cargo is due for something soon

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @J-FOH: Perhaps indicative of my mind state at this moment… but I am taking that as a good sign

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @mauledbypandas: Odin has spoken….thru emoji code

  2. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking for a bench bat in a daily .
    Billy Burns or Juan Lagares as an extra bat ? 6×6 mixed daily roto. I could use the steals when I put them in , but is Burns going to play everyday like Juan ? And when will Juan start stealing like the end of last year ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joeg414: if they aren’t starting every day I’d go with Burns. The chance of getting a steal when you play him is a lot higher

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Good stuff this week! I thought that was Brett Favre or Andy Cohen

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: Thanks boss….de nacho is andy cohen? Sold!

      I’m about to watch my first episode of daredevil

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s awesome!

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: let me know if you get to episode 2. I tried it with the wife – she loves that actor from his run on Boardwalk Empire – but Daredevil’s sidekick was cringe- worthy bad. She tapped out.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: have you seen the one with gillian anderson?

          • Gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: I just saw that Rosario Dawson is involved. I am now officially intrigued by this show.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Gareth: kitty is an ass man

              • Gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: Boob man. Especially the skinny ones who have no right to have an ample amount but do. It defies physics in the best way.

          • highheat17 says:
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            @J-FOH: The Fall?? Started it last night. Looks good.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @highheat17: oh cool. I’m going on a Neftflix binge right now

  4. Gareth says:
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    I’ve hoarded way too many MI’s lately.

    Cut two of these:

    Andrelton Simmons
    Luis Valbuena
    Zach Cozart
    Bret Lawrie
    Addison Russell

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: Simmons and Cozart have the worst long term potential

  5. Gareth says:
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    Salazar looking great today. After the lead off Homer he settled into a rhythm and is striking guys at will.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: He’s looking fantastic this year

  6. Gareth says:
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    I meant “striking OUT guys at will.”

    He’s not Yordano Ventura!

  7. phil says:
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    What’s the sell high value on Russell Martin – I got offered Pedroia for him and Andrew Miller.

    • Gareth says:
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      @phil: take it.

      • phil says:
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        @Gareth: Thanks. I am always better at having perspective on the other guys hot start guy then my own.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @phil: Id take that in a heartbeat. Nice sell high pull

      • phil says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks – got it, and feel good.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @phil: over the net high fives for Phil

  8. Gareth says:
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    Kipnis looks like the player of old. Since they plugged him in the leadoff spot he’s hitting the ball to all fields, his obp is impressive, he’s stealing bases, hitting homers.

    It’s a shame the indians as a whole have been terrible though.

    *sad trombone*

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: no Yan and a dogs**t bullpen is killing them They should of spent more on the pen

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: Zach McAllister could turn into a Wade Davis light, but yeah we need some quality arms in the pen and the pitching staff as a whole (especially Kluber) is missing Yanimal.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: Zach is solid in that role but it feels more accidental. They needed to do more coming into the season

  9. Gareth says:
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    Indians game today: The last time I saw this many bats flying was when watching batman begins.

  10. Gareth says:
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    11 k’s.

    6 k’s in a row.

    Retired 18 in a row.

    K’zar!

  11. Bobby says:
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    Drop Werth or Yelich for Melky Cabrera?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bobby: werth. Yelich has too much upside

      • Mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: it depends if you want Odin to curse your team. Odin loves werth. It is known.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Mauledbypandas: werth is getting ready to rejoin Odin, it has been written…or maybe it was the baby’s mama leaving me a note to take out the trash. I’m bad at the unstated

  12. M says:
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    I know Gomez has been dealing with hammy and hip problems, but you’re that down on Gomez to the point that he won’t be producing 1st round numbers when he finally gets healthy?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @M: until he shows signs of being healthy and staying on the field then I will re-evaluate his status here. Oh and he needs to produce a little too.

      • M says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @M: I really hope he turns it around

  13. Ben says:
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    I see you have Davis ranked 1 spot ahead of Beltre. Would you give up Davis for Beltre and Shelby Miller in a 14 team, H2H keeper league; scoring 6×6: OBP instead of AVG plus Strikeouts and then pitching includes both W and QS.

    I’d have to drop one of the following:
    John Lackey
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Ian Kennedy
    Tori Hunter
    Brandon Moss
    Dexter Fowler

    • Gareth says:
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      @Ben: hold.

      • Ben says:
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        @J-FOH @Gareth: Thanks fellas. I was getting trigger happy, but my pitching is stacked. Love this website for its advice, community and humor!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ben: thanks my man come by any time

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ben: Nah, if this was a H2H ranks Davis would be higher than one spot.

  14. Joebob says:
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    Grey:

    Bucholtz or Latos ROS? Thanks!

    • Gareth says:
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      @Joebob: neither?

      • Joebob says:
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        @Gareth: why was grey so up on clay on Fridays buy/sell?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Joebob: K rate is redonk right now and his xFIP says he should be better

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joebob: Bucholtz and this isn’t Grey’s post

      • Joebob says:
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        @J-FOH: Yep sorry. Going too fast saw he commented on something. My bad. Thanks.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Joebob: no worries, its Sunday.

  15. PhillyYorker says:
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    Chris Davis for Kenley Jansen. Which side you like?

  16. Gareth says:
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    My Vogt and Andrelton Simmons for Ian Desmond?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: If he’s willing to take it then go for it

  17. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jack Full! Buccholz or Anibal Sanchez ros? Thanks for help!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: honestly they both look like streamers. Buscholtz has a real favorable schedule coming up but at the end of the year Anibal should have better numbers.

  18. Da Rizzo says:
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    No love for Yelich? Also, my Dickerson or Brantley for his Desmond? I’m weak at SS.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Da Rizzo: I must apologize, I still have love for Yelich. Honestly I forgot to put him back on the list. My mistake. He would be 57, right above Bruce.

  19. Joebob says:
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    Haren or Latos, ROS ? Thanks…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joebob: Latos but I dont like either

  20. BrewerFan says:
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    Which side is better ROS?

    Salazar and A.Russell for Kluber & Perkins

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BrewerFan: Kluber and Perkins, but to be honest I would need more league and team info

      • BrewerFan says:
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        @J-FOH:

        12 team redraft league. I have a need for a closer right now and my pitching is:

        Cole, Miller, Arrieta, Ross, Carrasco, Salazar, Paxton, Ventura, Syndergaard, Iwakuma,

        and my closers are Familia + Axford.

        Plus I have Starlin Castro as my SS and Russell as a bench/backup

        • J-FOH says:
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          @BrewerFan: Then yeah I would pull the trigger on that. With Castro there you aren’t losing anything. Perkins security plus the lack of a real threat to steal his job makes this a good deal. Let me know if they take it

  21. Joebob says:
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    A trade of Pence for B Hamilton…which side ROS? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joebob: Hamilton side, I would need to see how Pence looks when he returns but this is a good gamble to get Billy Ham

  22. chad says:
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    Should I deal pineda for Frazier? I have bogaerts at 3b. And my SP is pineda, bumgarner, Richards, Paxton, leake, Hughes, Ross and Ventura. Also may drop Hughes to activate Yelich.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @chad: I would take Frazier there and you can dump Hughes to activate Yelich. Thats a nice high sell on Pineda

  23. Gareth says:
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    Dammit Aroldis! A fine time to give up your first run.

    And the guy who’s my main threat owns Robertson.

    FMBL.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: Its FMFBBL

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: Yes it is j-foh.

        Yes it is.

  24. Kid A says:
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    We need an Oaktown breakdown of everything that went wrong with that swing.

    What kind of gigs does a Brett Favre impersonator get?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: Agreed, I would love an Oaktown appearance at my party. He can be that guy that brings his guitar and sings impromptu songs about people at the party.

      or should it be what kind of gig do Andy Cohen impersonators get?

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        *Googles Andy Cohen*

        Oh jesus christ, that’s perfect!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: Three pointer by Grey on that call

        • Grey

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          Ha

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: hey mr. “I live in LA” I don’t know what kind of Lucas works CGI you pulled to make it look like I missed. That swing is a thing of beauty.

        • Kid A says:
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          @de nachos: You could hear that baseball sobbing after you spared it from a watery grave. You’re a helluva guy, Mr. Cohen.

          • de nachos says:
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            @Kid A: the sea was angry that day my friends…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: slow pitch softball is in your future

  25. MattH says:
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    Nice write-up, J-FOH. Enjoying the top 100 hitter list.
    I’ve been thinking about dropping Pedro Alvarez for a streaming spot. Any thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattH: depends on the depth of the league but its an aggressive risk I like. He maintains his spot because his end of the year power numbers will be good. Another bad week or two and he will drop out.

      • MattH says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks, J-FOH. I’ll hold for now. Keep up the good work.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattH: No prob, thanks for coming in. I like my regulars

  26. Paul says:
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    Great write up! Who do you like more as a rental OF this Monday-Friday (obp league)…Souza, Parades, or Span?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Paul: Paredes, he’s hot as hell right now and has a .373 OBP and 5 HR’s against right handers. He faces Estrada who has a problem with giving up bombs and is a flyball pitcher

  27. JoeJ says:
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    Trade my C. Gonzalez for his Castro or my Gonzalez for his Pedroia? League has 2 2B/SS slots and I’m currently playing with 1 of them empty because I thought Rendon would only miss a week or so. All 3 of my utility spots are outfielders and I really need an infielder. Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JoeJ: Pedroia. There isn’t anything in the free agent pool? Give me the top 5 available before you make a move

      • JoeJ says:
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        @J-FOH:
        free agency pool is Andrus (recently dropped), J Rollins, Danny Santana, Valbuena, and O. Herrera… not much there.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JoeJ: I’d grab Rollins and hold on the deal. The talent available is too good to force you to make that move

  28. Yo J What do you prefer left handed ciggs are right handed one’s. I like the lefties. But I need pitching and I interested in a eighty names Collin McHugh. I’ve been offered Collin for Kris Bryant your thoughts. Oh yeah my lineup is good and pitching sucks or do you think I should try to get more

    • @Dnut Eastwood: love reading my post. And realizing how auto correct and other GREAT devices really makeS us “STUPIDER”

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: thats a lot to give up for McHugh, you could get more, or at least you should

      • @J-FOH: yeah it’s obvious that people are looking at my offensive depth and see that my pitching for the week had a collective ERA over 6. A WHIP over 1.50.
        Sal. Perez
        Miggy
        Wong
        Areanado
        S.Castro
        J.Harrison
        J.Pederson
        M.Kemp
        W.Myers
        Machado
        k.Bryant
        The real Cargo
        Which players should I put on the market for pitching. 6×6 ops league
        Corner and Middle infielders.my staff had talent but have sucked. Kluber T.Ross.yordano. Shelby Miller g.Cole has been good j.Paxton. Jimmy Nelson just starting to lose Faith in pitching

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dnut Eastwood: Grey will hate me but with your 3rd base depth I would throw Arenado out there and see if you can buy low on Sale or something comparable.

          • @J-FOH: nice I was thinking he could be expendable with my depth there or Rizzo maybe. I always here people talk about Sales awkward mechanics that are a recipe for arm trouble which scares me. And if I had him it would happen. But you have to roll the dice at dome point

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Dnut Eastwood: I wouldn’t move Rizzo. I hear ya on Sale. Risk makes reward

  29. SteveNZ says:
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    *peeps out from behind sofa*

    Addison Reed in to close it out…

    • Gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: shouldn’t that be “peeps out from behind the Reeds?”

      I’ll see myself out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you don’t have Cishek

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I do! FMITN

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thankfully, no.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: please tell m3 he nailed it. I dropped Zeigler in perts as his numbers help nada for my staff

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Incredible as it may seem, he did.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yes! the D-Backs have very little opps so far. It’s kinda weird…right?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: He blew a save on April 16th but nothing (except a series of shitty outings) since then.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: you need to send me a greetings from New Zealand gif. I want to post you in the top 100

  30. Gareth says:
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    Kershaw looking human this year.

    5 earned runs today.

    I feel bad for the guys that picked him or McCutchen In the first round.

    I don’t feel bad.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: the world is upside down for starting pitchers right, the universe will balance out soon enough

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Gareth: I’m always amazed at how overvalued pitchers are in my 12 team h2h money league.
      One guy drafted Kershaw and Strasberg 1-2. And Chapman 5th.
      He later traded Chapman for.. James Shields.
      Meanwhilek his team season OPS is .635. (Yes, it’s a 6×6 OPS league).
      Probably goes without saying that after today, he’s 0-5.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Abdoozy: I’m not a big H2H guy but I like having at least one ace. Its been a bad year for arms, or at least high priced ones. The bats have risen again!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @J-FOH: A 3.52 ERA is good for 7 points in the FCL. Bit surprised by that.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @SteveNZ: its early still and so many starters have been laying Moa sized eggs

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              @J-FOH: Fully. I expect my ratios to improve considerably!

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                @SteveNZ: I expect my offense to not suck like an Aussie…wait does that work?

  31. Abdoozy says:
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    Remember me? I was offered Chapman and Blackmon in trade for Bryce Harper last Sunday?

    You might say I’m glad I didn’t pull the trigger on that one…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Abdoozy: *goes back and looks* Nice hold there. I know its tempting sometimes but you made the right move.

  32. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Baez in line for the win here?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: yes he is!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Good news!

        What? Oh. Yeah, I’ll still be a 1 in Wins…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: you are always number 1 in my book (among new Zealanders I know)

  33. Chris says:
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    Thanks for the update J-Foh. Is Strasburg going to bounce back?

    Who do you like this week. Phelps home agianst the Braves or Rubby home against Washington?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: I’m on the fence about Stras and I would go Ruby

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Chris: No prob

  34. Ryan says:
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    How would you rank Paxton, Taijuan Walker and Chase Anderson ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ryan: It’s all match ups there and really close but Pax, Walker, Chase

  35. The Harrow says:
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    good work with the number movement, very informative since we can see exactly how far a guy is up or down.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Harrow: yeah I only did significant or at least ones I felt needed to be noted. I don’t have the tool bar to do colors

      • The Harrow says:
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        @J-FOH: the exact number (if significant) is better than colors anyway, more precise.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @The Harrow: cool, I wasn’t into the colors

  36. dom says:
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    shit is rough out here in Frankencatcher land fam

    I have Swihart (@OAK,@SEA this week) and N Hundley (@ both LA’S). Caleb Joseph and Zunino are available should I grab one of them?

    12team h2h offensive cats (OPS, H, BB, RBI, R, HR, XBH,SB). thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @dom: you gotta hold Swihart, I know it sucks, but he has such upside among that group

      • dom says:
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        @J-FOH: Who do you like best out of Hundley Joseph Zunino?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @dom: Zunino this week for pop or you can play it safe with Joseph

  37. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Evening,
    Is Kang going to be a regular? Guerrero or Kang as a bench bat? ( I hate the late west coast lineup calls.)

    Ramos getting the saves call?

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Guerrero all day. I think Cishek is fine unless there is an injury but owning Ramos is not a bad idea. I’ve had him over a month on one team.

  38. Lemmingness says:
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    H2H weekly points league,

    How much of a $100 FAAB would you put on Syndergaard? 10 team league, and my pitching depth is such that I’m starting two of Hughes/ Paxton/Greene/streamer in any given week. Greene would be the drop.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lemmingness: depends how mush left you have, when I had all 100 of mine and I was ding for an arm I spent $26 on Salazar to make sure he was mine. Now Noah is not K’zar so I ‘m going to say at least 15. I would go over to mike’s minor league post and ask him the same question. He is our resident minors expert

      • Lemmingness says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Will do, thanks a bunch JFoh!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Lemmingness: no prob. Those are always tough spots to be in. I’m curious too what Mike will say.

  39. Dommattingly says:
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    Odubel or A Ramirez ROS? THANKS!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: that’s alexei Ramirez

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dommattingly: Alexi, the sox will pick it up soon enough

  40. Josh says:
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    Cozart or Andrus ROS? I’m a Reds fan so I want to try to get a more unbiased opinion. Cozart is 35th in MLB in flyball distance, it makes me think his homeruns are legitimate. I think on one Reds broadcast he said he was practicing his swing with Bruce in the offseason, and that they made a pact to be better this year. Maybe Bruce taught him how to hit more homers…

    I think a lot lies on where Cozart ends up in the lineup. Price doesn’t really have any idea what he is doing.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Josh: and his HR/FB is about 9% off where it should be and actually his FB rate is down. He’s never been a high BABIP player and that is up too. He will correct out. I still like Andrus a lot and think he will be better at the end of the season than Cozart.

  41. Dommattingly says:
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    Colome or chase Anderson over Trevor Bauer?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dommattingly: Colome has nice upside and the Rays pitching has been really solid

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks Man!

  42. Garden of Eden Roc says:
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    Evening J-FOH,

    In 14 team H2H weekly points league I’m off to a 1-4 start.

    Been rolling with Mesoraco at C. Fernandez occupies my only DL slot, but Kenley and Puig also limping around my roster. I have a few potential moves but not many obvious drops. Stashing Marco Gonzales for his prized SP RP eligibility but may be able to pick him back up next week.

    Burnett comes off waivers overnight. I have #4 in 14 teamer. Is he a significant upgrade for me?

    Which moves, if any, should I make? And how should I prioritize these possible moves?

    1) Use the high waiver on Burnett and drop who? Or wait for better waiver pickups later, and try to get AJ as a free agent hoping he clears waivers?
    2) Grab Hundley. Joseph, Zunino, Realmuto, McCann, Ruiz, B Pena or Maldonado to guard vs another week of Mesoraco misery?
    3) Do I add a RP in case Kenley is not back right away? Available are Clippard Giles Ramos Chris Young – any worth dumping Marco Gonzo for?

    C- MESORACO
    1B- LIND
    2B- SEMIEN
    3B- DONALDSON
    SS- DESMOND
    OF- BETTS MARTE PUIG?
    UTIL- JD MARTINEZ
    BENCH- CARTER FOWLER
    SP- SCHERZ KLUBER FIERS HAMMEL PAXTON
    RP- CECIL, YIMI, JANSEN
    BENCH- BUCHHOLZ SHOEMAKER MARCO GONZO
    DL- J Fernandez

    Scoring : W (10) SV (8) HOLD (4) K (2) IP (2)QS (5 ) L (-5) BS(-4). BB (-1) ER (-1)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Garden of Eden Roc: AJ over gonzalez. But I would gamble he clears waivers. Not worth 4th in a deeper league. If he was dropped you know there will be better later.

  43. Jerry says:
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    Hey, J-FOH, De la Rosa or Colome ros?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: good ine. I like Colome a little better. But it’s real close

  44. Twhitty18 says:
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    Need speed at SS, who do you think will be the top 3 in SB at the position by the end of the year?

    I got offered Reyes for Street, but do you think Reyes will be fine returning from his rib injury? Or should I target someone else?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Twhitty18: I’d target someone else. Segura might be one to look at

  45. DiRo says:
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    Is it time to drop Cody Allen for a hot bat to sit on my bench as insurance?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @DiRo: hold on him…not til he loses his job

  46. Rick Astley says:
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    Any of these guys worth dropping for Syndergaard?

    Yordano, C-Mart, Kennedy, Taijuan

  47. Ron says:
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    H2H Points league with -1 for strikeouts

    Side A: Kris Bryant, Baustista and Ortiz
    Side B: Kinsler and Carpenter

    Which side you want?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: A side

      • Ron says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks for the quick response!
        Here is my entire team. I’m being offered side A. Does this trade still make sense?

        Team:
        C – Norris
        CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
        MI – Kinsler, Travis
        OF – Trout, Brantley, Pederson
        Util – Hosmer, Carpenter
        BN – Segura, Span
        DL – Reyes, Lucroy

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ron: Yes, you are light on power and that trade helps you there

  48. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dammit Jack!

    I got up this AM, saw Grilli back spasms and my only league I don’t get him in is my RCL with you (where I’m brutal) 4:30 west coast time? Really! Wanted one thing to be proud of in that league. nobody wants Stras and now I’m getting low ball offers for Kershaw. Oh well, thats what I get for going too much pitching in an early draft.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Great Knoche: so you want to sell Kershaw? I’m listening

  49. Rooster says:
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    J-HOF – You mentioned a hurting Pirate after your blurb on the Marte Parte

    “Dread Pirate? More like Dreading the Pirate, he’s hurt and he’s trying to play through it. I watched him a little this last week and its pretty obvious. If you own him I would try and find someone who never watches baseball to trade with.”

    Were you still speaking of Starling?

    • Rooster says:
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      @Rooster:

      Doh! J-FOH! I guess that was a subconscious slip on my part…insinuating that you belong in the HOF? Yeah. We’ll say that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Rooster: the dread pirate is McCutchen

  50. JoeCool says:
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    J,

    you like either of these deals, and if so, which more?

    Miggy for Kluber, Beltre

    Miggy, Carrasco for Kershaw, C. Davis (or longo)

    I have miggy. 6×6 ops, qs

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JoeCool: Nah, I want Miggy

  51. Jarvis says:
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    Hey, need some line up help.

    1. Pick 2 of Logan Morrison, Torii Hunter, Marlon Byrd, Brandon Belt or Mark Canha

    2. And who out of Miguel Gonzels, Nathan Karns, Chase Anderson, Dan Haren or Carlos Martinez will be the most successful?

    • Jarvis says:
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      @Jarvis: Also Aoki is on the first list if that matters

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jarvis: for right now Byrd and Gunter because they are both hitting right now bit long term I think Bird and Belt.

      2. This year or beyond and if this year short term or ros?

      • Jarvis says:
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        @J-FOH: Just this year.

        Thanks for the help!

        • J-FOH

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          @Jarvis: I like Anderson a lot but karns is really starting to get my attention. Either one of those would be the way to go

  52. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Would you lose either Byrd or Hunter for Smith this week?

  53. Nate says:
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    What are you still liking that you’e seeing from Bruce right now?

    I drafted him expecting a bit of a turn around (he was so consistent prior to last year) but after owning him last year and his disappointment thus far he’s riding my bench until I see any life.

    That said, I don’t get to watch many of his at-bats… just read stat lines… what makes you think he’s a top 60 hitter?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nate: 30 Plus HR pop

  54. J-MoneyIV says:
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    You have Dickerson ranked 17th on this list and he has been high up most of the season. Does this mean you are not worried about his plantar fasciitis?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: I’m worried about it but He still has good pop and plays in Coors. I was on the fence this past week about where he ranks and don’t think people should give up hope on him just yet

  55. saiyanzzrage says:
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    Hey J-FOH, back again for more advice :)

    Who do you like in UT slot until either Rendon or Zobrist get back? -1 for K…

    Addison Russell
    Avisail Garcia
    Steven Souza
    Adam Lind
    Billy Butler

    • saiyanzzrage says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: Points league, not 5×5

    • J-FOH says:
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      @saiyanzzrage: that really depends on need there but I would go Lind while he is hot but I like Avisail long term

      • saiyanzzrage says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks…dont need any long term, once Rendon and Zobrist are back, none of these guys would see time on my team, I wouldnt have room.

        Chris Carter is out there as well, worth a shot at all? Any more enticing than any of the guys I listed already?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @saiyanzzrage: then go Lind for bow. I don’t like zobrist as a long term play even when he gets back.

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