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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 10/9/14

11:50
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, folks, I’ll be with you at the top of the hour.

11:57
Comment From Eminor3rd
A LIKELY STORY

11:57
Nicholas Minnix: Isn’t it?

12:00
Comment From Ethan
Nick! Keeper league where we get to keep 13. Would you keep these 6 OFs: Puig ($19), Marte ($18), Cespedes ($17), Hamilton ($5), Yelich ($1) and Springer ($1)? Thanks!

12:01
Nicholas Minnix: Hey! Probably. I’d say without any other context, they all seem like potential keepers. If you could get any back for less, then you may change your mind. Obviously the cheap guys you couldn’t.

12:01
Comment From BEER BARON
Do you also answer beer questions?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 9/22/14

11:34
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everybody! A surprise chat today. I’ll be with you at the top of the hour, look forward to answering some questions.

2:57
Comment From Los
I was 80 games over .500 in my league in 1st place. I got crushed 9-1 in the first round (after a bye) to a team that was 3 games over. Why do I still play H2H?

2:58
Nicholas Minnix: I have no idea!

2:58
Comment From Brad
Championship in weekly points league. Degrom has been my ace lately but I’m concerned collins shuts him down after rosters lock. Go with degrom or 2 start peavy against sd and la. Thanks.

2:59
Nicholas Minnix: Wouldn’t risk it. Go with Peavy.

2:59
Comment From David
Nats rotation – Roark or Gio?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 9/12/14

11:44
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everyone! I’ll be with you at the top of the hour!

12:00
Comment From Guest
Hey Nick, Im in need of a Slg boost in 4×4, im looking at Pearce, Vogt, Rasmus or Stubbs? Unless you have any better suggestions. Thanks

12:01
Nicholas Minnix: SLG boost, gotta be Pearce, I think. Vogt may not play again reg season, also.

12:01
Comment From Hamilton Porter
Over/under: 3.5 MLB homers for Sano next season

12:01
Nicholas Minnix: I’ll take the under.

12:01
Comment From Brad
Hi Nick: Hh pts league weekly lineups. Next week for ss? Peralta 6 games, Aybar 7 games, Xander 6 games or Rutledge 7 games at coors. Thanks.

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 9/5/14

12:12
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, folks, sorry for the delay, but ready to roll!

12:14
Comment From Guest
Brandon Finnegan upside ROS?

12:15
Nicholas Minnix: I like the player, in fantasy leagues, unless it’s a holds league, there doesn’t seem to be much value beyond a little chipping away at ERA and WHIP, some extra K’s (which he can produce, surely). He won’t get a start, surely.

12:15
Comment From Kevin Towers
$@#$!! $@#$!! wusses @#$@#$! %$@#%ing #$@#!!!!!!

12:15
Nicholas Minnix: Haha, you seem to have captured that well.

12:15
Comment From Bluesox
What do you think is the source of the current slump in Oakland?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 8/29/14

11:39
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, folks! Hope you’re doing well. I’ll be with you at the top of the hour.

12:01
Comment From Tom
Votto droppable in an eight-team league?

12:01
Nicholas Minnix: Yes. But you waited this long! :D

12:02
Comment From Vic
Does Syndergaard deserve some Sept starts?

12:02
Nicholas Minnix: Deserve is a heavy word. Don’t think it’d hurt to give him one or two.

12:03
Comment From Guest
You ok with starting Peavey and Lackey this weekend?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 8/22/14

11:38
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, folks, and welcome. I’ll be with you at the top of the hour!

12:00
Comment From Matt
Do you think Maikel Franco has turned it around over the past month? Still someone to be excited about?

12:00
Nicholas Minnix: He’s kind of slowly turned it around, period, I’d say. Yes, still.

12:00
Comment From AL Pitching Coach
Hi Nicholas. Hope you had a great week! In an AL-only league, any worries starting Gausman @ Cubs, Smyly @ Jays and Gray vs. Angels today? Thanks!!!

12:03
Nicholas Minnix: Thanks, you too! Generally speaking, I wouldn’t worry. Having said that, Smyly and Gray face two of the top MLB offenses. Having said THAT, if those teams are susceptible to one arm more than another, then it’s the type they face today. This is more of a “where are you in the standings?” question. In general, esp. in AL league, I’d throw the guys I’ve been riding all year, as you likely have with them.

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 8/15/14

11:50
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everyone! I’ll be with you at the top of the hour, as usual.

11:58
Nicholas Minnix: Gonna go ahead and get started. Hope to wrap not much past the hour today. Bring it.

11:58
Comment From Guest
I know you and Eno touched on it yesterday but are you ok with dropping a $13 Minor in 4×4 Otto, i have cheaper more effective options.

11:58
Nicholas Minnix: Yes.

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 8/8/14

11:44
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, folks! Fire away, and I’ll be with you at the top of the hour.

12:00
Comment From Jolly Roger
In the second year of a rebuild (dynasty) with good depth and potential if not production at every position, but I’m looking to concentrate value a bit more. Thinking of offering Belt, Arenado, and Gio Gonzalez for Rizzo. Other guy has Chris Johnson and Chisenhall at 3B, and his pitching staff is Samardzija and a bunch of OK to good prospects. Sound like a fair deal?

12:01
Nicholas Minnix: Sounds like a fair OFFER, sure. I’d like to come up with Rizzo at 1B in a keeper/dynasty if I could.

12:01
Comment From Jack
Would you drop Maikel Franco for Jake Lamb in a dynasty league? Who has the brighter future? Thanks!

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 8/1/14

11:42

Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everyone! Happy August. Looking forward to answering some questions. Be with you at the top of the hour!

11:54

Nicholas Minnix: Apologize for the delay because of the erroneous code post, folks! Be with you shortly!

12:00
Comment From Elias
Thoughts on Kennys Vargas and Anthony Ranaudo?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 7/25/14

11:19

Nicholas Minnix: Good afternoon and good morning, baseball fans! I’ll be with you for a little more than an hour, beginning at the top of the hour upcoming!

11:56
Comment From Sad Jays Fan
Marcus Stroman as a starter: 61 IP, 2.21 ERA, K-BB% of 17.2%, 2.93 FIP, 3.28 xFIP. Thoughts on him ROS? Thoughts on his ceiling long term?

11:58

Nicholas Minnix: Like him, like him. ROS as a starter, maybe 3.50, 3.75, kinda like the systems have him. I don’t think his ceiling is much higher than what he’s doing now, but I think he can do this (a 3.25-3.75 type ERA, not 2.21) in multiple seasons, occasionally wow, occasionally disappoint. Very polished, smart guy.

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 7/18/14

8:47

Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everybody! I’ll be with you at the top of the hour, as always. I have been going to about an hour and a half for these, but today I won’t go much beyond the requisite hour, visiting family, hope you understand. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say and ask!

8:57

Nicholas Minnix: And, my sincere apologies: I changed the start time of my event initially … but not the time zone! So now we’re all set.

8:59
Comment From Zach
Among the teams who are in the hunt for a RP which would not have Soria as a closer?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 7/11/14

8:39
Nicholas Minnix: What’s up, everybody? I’ll be with you at the top of the hour, looking forward to answering some questions.
9:01
Nicholas Minnix: Rock n roll
9:01
Comment From Sizzle
Not sure if you can answer during the chat, but here’s an interesting question: What’s the longest hitting streak during which the guy’s AVG was under .300?
9:01
Nicholas Minnix: You’re correct, haha, that’s something for Google or a greater power.
9:01
Comment From Matthew
I traded Votto for Lawrie. Talk me off the ledge that it wasn’t a bad deal. Not keeping either of them and have Rizzo/VMart.
9:02
Nicholas Minnix: Not bad at all. Could turn out to be a good deal, you’re in good shape at 1B already it seems.

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 7/3/14

8:45
Nicholas Minnix: Hey folks! I’m filling in for Eno, today, and I won’t be chatting tomorrow, FYI. I’ll be with you at the top of the hour!
8:54
Comment From J
Eno: I think our banter is getting better.
8:54
Comment From J
Nick: I agree.
8:59
Nicholas Minnix: I’m asking for a little of your patience, as well. I’m surely not as quick (or as knowledgeable for that matter) as Eno! But I’ll do my best.
8:59
Nicholas Minnix: Rock. And. Roll.
8:59
Comment From AL Pitching Coach
Top 3 current AL closers that could be moved at the deadline?

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Nicholas Minnix Baseball Chat – 6/27/14

8:45
Nicholas Minnix: Hello, everybody! I’ll be with you at the top of the hour, as usual!
8:59
Comment From Schiraldi
Do you prefer Braun or Harper ROS, once Bryce is back? And by a lot or a little?
9:00
Nicholas Minnix: Mmmm … It’s very close, either way. I’d gamble and say Harper, because he may be quite motivated to make up for lost time. But that’s a double-edged sword. Have to like Braun going forward, solid production if not elite like you’re used to.
9:00
Comment From I Believe we will win !!
dropped Pedro Alvarez for Arenado since I’m seeingh Pedro in a Platoon… Did I do the right thing?? I have Seager.
9:01
Nicholas Minnix: If you’re in a shallow mixed league, can’t see a big problem with it, except that there may not be a need to do it right away if it is that shallow.
9:01
Comment From Kyle
I am glad Nicholas Minnix has joined the team, finally someone with a cooler name than Eno Sarris

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