RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 5/23/13

Episode 16
Today’s episode of The Sleeper and the Bust stars yours truly and features RotoGraphs editor Eno Sarris. We discuss a pair of surprising demotions and bullpens in disarray.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @mikepodhorzer or @enosarris on Twitter and tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

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Approximately 45 min of joyous analysis.


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Mike Podhorzer produces player projections using his own forecasting system and is the author of the eBook Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, which teaches you how to project players yourself. His projections helped him win the inaugural 2013 Tout Wars mixed draft league. He also sells beautiful photos through his online gallery, Pod's Pics. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikePodhorzer and contact him via email.

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  1. Taz says:

    I own Kuroda and would like to trade him in a deal for Liriano, but the Liriano owner doesn’t match up with me so well. What would you think of Kuroda/Garner for Liriano/Bourn? Is that a good enough OF upgrade to justify trading Kuroda for Liriano?


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    • Hmm tough call. Gardner (assuming you meant him) will likely see his playing time cut as the Yanks get healthier, so Bourn does now become an upgrade, though only a bit. I do like Liriano’s upside more than Kuroda of course. I’d lean toward making this trade.

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      • Taz says:

        Thanks! I do have one more question, I don’t mean to be a nudge. As you mentioned, Gardner’s PT may get cut, so I’m looking to add an OF for my utility spot. I currently have Aramis there, but I also have Pablo Sandoval and Machado on my roster. An offer is on the table of Fowler for Aramis. Should I accept it so I have more than the minimum amount of OFs, or is Aramis simply the better player? (If I do the above trade, it’s obviosuly less prudent.)

        Thanks again!

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      • Well obviously before the season, Aramis was clearly the more valuable player. Now it really depends on how much we believe in Fowler’s power surge and stolen base rebound. I’d ask how much you need steals. If you’re in good shape, I’d keep Aramis. If you desperately need them, I’d consider the deal, but would be concerned I’m buying high.

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  2. JY says:

    Why not negotiate on the podcast? I think that would be a great segment to see what values you place on players. Maybe pick random teams in some expert leagues and wheel and deal, keep a list and see who won more of the deals at the end of the year.

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