Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – April 21st, 2017

Looooootttssss of Eric Thames as well as plenty on Carlos Martinez, Michael Wacha, Jose Bautista, and Lance McCullers. Plus, much more!

2:29

Paul Sporer: It’s chat tiiiiimmmmeeeeee!!!!!

2:30

Jacob: Hiii

2:30

Paul Sporer: Hiii!

2:31

Paul Sporer:

2:31

Minty: I love both, but Correa or Lindor in an OBP dynasty?

2:32

Paul Sporer: It’s still Correa for me, but it’s very close

2:32

Bella: With Conforto looking at some solid playing time, drop Avisail or Margot for him in 10-team?

2:33

Paul Sporer: I’m not against it, but I’d try to ride out the Avisail surge

2:33

Jeremy: Who are some SP’s I should target for Thames?

2:34

Paul Sporer: Too tough to answer, it really depends on what your market will bear. Some will believe and you can get a solid arm, but many won’t be willing to pay top dollar

2:34

Big Tuna: Through trades and FA I now have too many SP. Who would you cut/trade and what’s your opinion of the caliber? I’m last in ERA and WHIP (Cueto, CMart, Fulmer, Salazar, Maeda, Gausman, Samardzjia, Odorizzi, S. Gray)

2:34

Paul Sporer: Odorizzi, Shark, Gray are first cuts there

2:34

Larry David: Just read an article that said sell Hamels while you can. I’ll admit, his start hasn’t been great and last year dude’s FIP was 3.98. What are your thoughts on him?

2:35

Paul Sporer: Totally understand the concerns with him and not wanting to be a year too late. Still early enough to turn, but the 7% swinging strike rate is ugly

2:35

MarinerDan: Whit Merrifield: thoughts on potential with Mondesi getting sent down?

2:36

Paul Sporer: Solid spec in deeeep leagues. Mondesi just not getting it done

2:37

James: Which pitcher ends up with more saves for Nats in 2017? Is he even on the team right now?

2:37

Paul Sporer: Probably not. I don’t buy Kelley and while Glover has the stuff, he doesn’t get enough whiffs with it right now

2:37

Joe Jr.: Trade Cespedes and K. Giles to land Rizzo? Wouldn’t have done it a week ago, but Cespy’s injury and Houston’s erratic bullpen have me thinking.

2:37

Paul Sporer: Is it still available to you with Yo’s injury? I can get behind it in shallower leagues, probably pass in 15-teamers

2:37

Brad: I can’t give bautista away. a team is in dire need of closer. do you think it is a fair offer to send him bautsita and kelley for salazar? 12 team roto obp. Thanks.

2:38

Paul Sporer: Ya that’s fair, especially in OBP

2:38

Big Tuna: What is up with Carlos Martinez?

2:40

Paul Sporer: Getting behind and struggling to control his wicked stuff. I’d take a look at buying. That hair is probably hurting him :)

2:40

Big Tuna: I dropped Dyson in a 12 team league. Did I screw up?

2:40

Paul Sporer: No

2:40

Gerald Gingerberry: Hey Paul! Where are we on Steven Matz in a 10-tm league? Hold and pray or cut him loose?

2:40

Paul Sporer: No DL spot? I’d sit tight a little longer, big upside

2:41

MarinerDan: Yelich is going to be a monster this year, isn’t he?

2:42

Paul Sporer: Still soooo many groundballs to make it tough to believe in a HR surge over last year’s 21, but a 2016 repeat would be a monster year still

2:42

Jerj Clooners: Should I trade Hanley for Thames, or am I sipping too much kool-aid?

2:44

Paul Sporer: I’m pretty hyped on Thames after the projections came out this winter. Man, this is tough. I can see doing it. How many teams? If it’s 10 or 12, do it

2:45

Rudy: Hi Paul! In a Roto OBP, how soon do you jump on a trade if you start lagging in categories? I’m dead last in pretty much all hitting cats, and dude keeps offering me Jay Bruce for my Tanaka or Hamels. Not sure if it’s too early to pull a move like this. Thanks!

2:46

Paul Sporer: You don’t wanna get too far behind. I usually assess after a month. We’re approaching the month mark. If you don’t have a lot of guys you fully expect to turn it on, you should be open to a move. Bruce for Hamels isn’t bad at all, IMO

2:46

Big Tuna: Heard the pod with Eno (great by the way) and it seems like you guys are luke warm on Quintana. I was offered him for Salazar. Is Quintana no longer stable enough to make that move?

2:46

Paul Sporer: I’d keep Salazar.

2:46

Jacob: Chance is amazing, you gotta see him live if you haven’t, he’s on tour right now!

2:47

Paul Sporer: He’s coming here in May. It’s a festival so I’ll have to see if i can swing it, I’d love to see him

2:47

MarinerDan: Any word on Xander Bogaerts’ thumb?

2:47

Paul Sporer: Sitting out Friday

2:47

Paul Sporer: er today

2:47

Elvin: Give up THAMES and Bundy to get back Carloses Gonzalez and Martinez? 10-team redraft.

2:47

Paul Sporer: I do that for sure

2:47

Angel Delgado: Are Garrett, Bundy and Jon Gray keepers?

2:47

Paul Sporer: What format? Way too vague.

2:48

Ryan: Upping the music game. I like it. Casting aspersions really raises all ships.

2:48

Paul Sporer: LOL that whiny baby crying about my music has done nothing to change it. I’ve always like Chance and regularly posted his songs in the chat. Trying to insult someone into change is comically misguided.

2:49

Paul Sporer:

2:49

Zach: With Bradley coming back from DL, have to drop one in H2H points (no bench spots). Bradley, Pence, Haniger? Thanks

2:49

Paul Sporer: Bradley

2:49

Craig : Moved Stroman and Piscotty for Mccullers. Have Springer, JD, Margot, and Polanco 10 teamer 3 OF. SP upgrade?

2:49

Paul Sporer: I can dig that

2:49

Cw: I was offered Joey Bats and Blake Snell for my Dahl and Baez- I turned it down without hesitation. Correct in doing so w/ how Bautista has faired right? 10 tm keep forever league

2:49

Paul Sporer: I’m ok turning that down

2:50

Spencer: Paul, good afternoon, first time being apart of this chat. Thoughts on this trade in my dynasty league, I give Piscotty, Meadows, De Leon, receive Kyle Seager and Gerrit Cole? My other 3B are Healy and Headley, so looking for an upgrade. Thanks!

2:50

Paul Sporer: Welcome!! I like that trade, I’d go for it

2:51

Paul Sporer: Y’all, I can’t really give a great answer on “who should I target for *insert player*?” It’s virtually impossible to answer because everyone’s league is different. Throw out some names you want to target and I can let you know if I think it’s viable

2:51

David: Buy or sell Ervin Santana’s success so far this season?

2:52

Paul Sporer: I buy Ervin in general. He’s obv running hot, but he’s a low-to-mid 3.00s ERA arm IMO

2:52

Eric: Thoughts on Duffy? K’s are down and BB’s are up, but his swinging strike rate is up from 12% to 15% so far.

2:53

Paul Sporer: Plan on digging on him this wknd or early next week

2:53

Ruben Tomorrow Jr.: Mazara or Justin Upton?

2:53

Paul Sporer: J Up

2:53

Cw: Amir Garrett– drop my A. Garcia or C. Gomez for him? My pitching is a mess lately with Gaus/JV/Nola/Cole

2:53

Cw: previously sent question- 10 tm keeper league

2:54

Paul Sporer: I can get behind that. Ride Avi’s hot streak and cut Gomez. If (probably more like when) Avi comes back to earth, you can prob snag Gomez back

2:54

Luck Dragons: James Paxton is a top __ SP.

2:54

Paul Sporer: 30

2:54

Eric: What’s your concern level on Villar? Eno says he’s not going to be very good this year, but he’s never had contact issues to this extent in the past.

2:55

Paul Sporer: We discussed him on the pod. I don’t have as much concern as Eno, but I’m not completely ignoring the struggles. I’m encouraged by the 7 HR+SB

2:55

Oh Canada: Thoughts on Bautista as a buy low? Will he be back to bat flipping soon?

2:55

Paul Sporer: Ya I’d be OK buying him – discussed him yesterday, too

2:55

Luck Dragons: Should Velasquez be moved to relief?

2:55

Paul Sporer: Not yet, way too soon

2:55

Eric: K. Davis going to hit 50 homers this year? If you updated your rankings, would he make it into the top 10 OF?

2:57

Paul Sporer: He certainly could, but no one has since 2013 so I wouldn’t project a fitty spot

2:58

Patrick: When will you be updating your pitcher ranks?

2:58

dave in slc: still no updated pitcher rankings?! insert sad face here

2:58

Paul Sporer: I promise by next week.

2:58

CubFan: What do you make of Tayloe Motter? Launch anlge converter? Will turn back into a pumpkin at midnight tonight?

3:00

Paul Sporer: I’m actually intrigued. Curious if Jason has any thoughts on Saturday’s pick up pod as he was a former Ray

3:00

Luck Dragons: Would you take back Rizzo for an injured Donaldson if you also had Frazier?

3:00

Paul Sporer: Ya, both first rounders and you get the lower risk bat? Sign me up

3:00

Cubdom: Just acquired Hendricks & Zobrist. Not overly concerned with Hendricks slow start, but Zobrist & lessened playing time worries me

3:00

Paul Sporer: I’d be a lot more concerned with Hendricks, tbh

3:01

Paul Sporer: He was wildly overrated. Solid arm, but not a sub-3.00 true talent.

3:01

Paul Sporer: Holy crap, yall have already gotten a second page going

3:01

Nickolas: Listen to and like every podcast. Great work! Would you trade polanco and duffy for dj, brantley, and dahl?

3:01

Paul Sporer: Thanks so much! I’m OK with that

3:01

Cw: Thoughts on HanRam in a keeper league? Homer correction surely coming right?

3:02

Paul Sporer: I think he’ll be fine as long as he’s healthy but I’m going year to year in a keeper. Not really focused beyond ’17 w/33 year olds

3:02

Benson DuBois: I have Marte in a deep NL 5×5 roto. Not much on the FA list to fill the hole. I can have Jay, Jose Martinez, or Marrero. Who do you like?

3:02

Paul Sporer: Try Martinez out

3:02

Keith: Thanks for chatting Paul. What are your thoughts on Keon Broxton? I’ll be activating Trea Turner soon…would you drop him or Carlos Gomez?

3:03

Paul Sporer: No prob! I think Brox and Gomez are pretty close. I’d drop Broxton, but wouldn’t freak if you flipped it

3:03

PepeSilivia: 10 Team league and LeMahieu hit the wire. I wasn’t super high on him this year but I have to drop Lorzeno Cain or Travis Shaw for him, right?

3:03

Paul Sporer: He can be a better Cain so I’d make that move. I have some hype for Shaw so I’d ride that out. I think he can spike 25+ HR/10+ SB

3:03

Luck Dragons: Trade Robbie Ray for Greg Holland in 3-RP 8 teamer?

3:03

Paul Sporer: Yep

3:03

Bell: which SS will be better for rest of season: story or villar?

3:03

Paul Sporer: Story

3:03

Gouda: Hey!

3:04

Paul Sporer: Hola

3:04

kdallas: In 3-8 more crazy Maddon bunt shifts, Rizzo will be 2B eligible in most leagues. Don’t think I’ve ever loved him more!

3:04

Paul Sporer: My NL only is 1-game so he’s already there. I’m actually OK with it, especially in deeper leagues where things are already tight as hell

3:04

Trade inquiry : Would you deal Dozier for Strasburg if Zobrist was your 2B replacement?

3:04

Paul Sporer: if I needed SP, yes

3:04

Pete: What’s your take on Haniger ROS? Can he keep any semblance o this up?

3:05

Paul Sporer: Ya, like .280-15-10 the rest of the way. He was well thought of in that trade and Jason & I were bought in

3:06

Michael: 14 team points league. Kyle Hendricks or Matt Bush and Shoemaker?

3:06

Paul Sporer: Bush & Shoe

3:06

Dave: Austin Hedges an all star catcher in what year or never?

3:06

Paul Sporer: Maaaaaaybe goes Yadi route and learns to hit at the MLB level after years of PA thanks to strong defense, but I wouldn’t project an ASG appearance at this point

3:06

Bell: mccullers top 15 SP?

3:07

Paul Sporer: He’s got that upside, but I can’t project him there yet until we see a full season. But top 30

3:07

Paul Sporer: Please don’t repeat questions. The queue is very full. I’ll do my best!

3:07

Luck Dragons: Frazier or Rendon?

3:07

Paul Sporer: Frazier

3:07

Mike: hahn, j. montgomery, or morton for a pickup in a 12 team mixed league? archie bradley worth a pickup?

3:08

Paul Sporer: I like Monty’s upside there. Can probably play matchups w/the trio as none are automatic holds in 12-team

3:08

Paul Sporer: Bradley not quite 12 tm worthy unless we see him really getting that Devenski role

3:08

Dave: Paul! Need your take. 6×6 keeper with OPS & K/BB, keep 8 forever. My Goldschmidt and Taijuan for his Bumgarner, K. Seager & Giles. Which side do you like regardless of team needs?

3:08

Paul Sporer: Prefer the two D’backs

3:10

Michael: lovin starting the chat off with some Chance. My morning started w/ Finish Line on my drive to work!!

3:10

Paul Sporer: Such a great album. It’s still completely fresh to me, listen to it alll the time

3:10

CubFan: Think Bush can hold on to the TX closer gig or does Jeffress take a few…..and can Dyson reclaim his old job?

3:10

Paul Sporer: I do think he can hold it. He has the stuff

3:10

Cardinal: Goldy + Harvey or Trout + Carlos Martinez

3:10

Cardinal: in OBP

3:10

Paul Sporer: Trout/CMart

3:11

DW: Great stuff w/Eno yesterday. Devon Travis–UGH!! Loved him coming into the year. Is it a no-brainer to dump him for Moreland?? Any chance Travis gets DL’ed or sent down?

3:11

Paul Sporer: Thanks! Ya I’d go for Moreland.

3:13

Fixing a Hole: Starling Marte and deGrom for Yelich and Matz. Deep NL 5*5 roto. Which side do you like?

3:13

Paul Sporer: Gotta go Yelly/Matz w/Marte out for 80

3:13

Matt C: Drop Guerra ($4) for Vargas? (5×5 Ottoneu)

3:14

Brandon: OPS league, who do you like rest of season – Peralta vs Pillar? Can Peralta turn back in 2015 form?

3:14

Paul Sporer: Peralta. Yes I think a healthy Peralta will be good

3:14

Sterling Mallory Chris Archer: A league strategy question: we have a innings cap. Wouldn’t it be ideal to hit that cap as early as possible so I could then trade my pitching for help in other categories?

3:15

Paul Sporer: Ya I mean, everyone gets the same amt of innings so as long as you’r getting good innings, it’s not bad to max out early. Only prob is that to max out significantly before others, you might get a lot of shitty innings

3:15

TomTerminatorHenke: In regards to the strategy of combining two elite relievers to equal one ace: sound theory for H2H leagues?

3:15

Paul Sporer: Ya I can dig it for sure.

3:15

Cw: Would you rather have Cole or C-Mart for a pitcher in a keeper?

3:16

Paul Sporer: Have them quite close, so it’s really a coinflip. CMart by a hair for me right at this moment

3:16

The Oach: Bregman have you worried at all? Hes a buy low right?

3:16

Paul Sporer: Not worried, no. I would investigate a buy low

3:16

Me: Intoxicated me offered Cole Hamels for Edwin Diaz. Sober me just received an acceptance. Did drunken me do a good job?

3:16

Paul Sporer: I think so, yes. That totally works.

3:17

Luck Dragons: Would you trade Contreras for Realmuto?

3:17

Paul Sporer: You can, but I think they’re close by season’s end

3:17

Chris : what kind of Kool Aid is your favorite Jerj

3:17

Paul Sporer: Grape is the best, obv

3:17

mancheego: at what point in time do you think “enough is enough” and you cut an established player like Jose Bautista? He is showing me nothing so far.

3:17

Paul Sporer: mid-May or so

3:18

Moltar: I been waiting all day for friday afternoon

3:18

Paul Sporer: It’s here!!

3:19

HopeEternal: Cut one of the following: Tyler Anderson; Trevor Bauer; Adam Wainright, H2H points league… Please help!

3:22

Paul Sporer: All have cut cases, but I think it’s Anderson first bc of Coors. He did show some good work there last year, but it’s just so volatile that I’d go with the other 2 for now

3:22

Bats: I traded Bautista for Lucroy in a 12-team 6×6 (AVG plus OPS). I didn’t lose too much there, right?

3:22

Paul Sporer: Not at all, I like that

3:23

Sebastian: Kind of a general question: In my keeper we trade future auction dollars for players. Example: Kershaw was traded for $40 auction dollars. Person getting Kershaw had $40 fewer auction dollars to work with for keepers and the draft. I;m in win now terriroty. How much would it take to sell a key player (like Bumgarner) to make it enticing? $30?

3:23

Paul Sporer: Ya I think something in the $30s would be enticing. Flags fly forever

3:24

Z: Villar can’t steal if he doesn’t get on base, and I drafted him to hold down steals. Should I be worried?

3:26

Paul Sporer: He’s got 4. I think he’ll be OK

3:26

Moltar: Hey Paul, we’re calling you up to start for the Mets tonight. Can you play 4 positions at once? Great, thanks.

3:26

Paul Sporer: Wooo, I’m in! #BugsBunny

3:26

Bobby Higginson: Please tell me why I should hang on to Zach Davies and Tyler Anderson in NL Only!

3:27

Paul Sporer: There simply might not be anyone better, but I totally hear you. Anderson at least has his skills in check. I would be looking to cut Davies at this point. Hell, I AM doing so in two leagues, including an NL Only

3:27

Lightning: Thoughts on Addison Russell? Legit breakout coming? Got an offer of Harvey + Russel for Correa (I get Correa)

3:27

Paul Sporer: I’m a huge Russell believer and have been for a while now. I still do this deal for Correa.

3:28

Ombudsman: Someone dropped Gausman in my 10-tm mixed H2H. Standard scoring with QS. Worth a pickup? Would have to drop Charlie Morton, Kendall Graveman, VV, or Gio Gonzalez.

3:30

Paul Sporer: I’m souring a bit on Gausman, even in a short sample. I totally understand doing it as Morton and Graveman are hardly must keeps, but it’s not as BLATANTLY OBVIOUS to me as it once was. Just not seeing growth in Gaus

3:30

Z: Are you worried Giles won’t hit 30 saves this year?

3:31

Paul Sporer: Ya, he doesn’t look great and they won’t be afraid to remove him if he doesn’t sharpen up

3:32

P: Thank you for the Vargas article. Auction started for him in my league last night and I was unsure but this gives me a little more confidence to take the gamble with the space I have.

3:33

Paul Sporer: Ya I think there are enough supporting skills to roll with Vargas for now. You can have that quick hook with him, though, for sure.

3:33

Ian: Are you buying into Lindo’

3:33

Paul Sporer: Definitely, he’s a superstar

3:34

Guest: I have Alex Bregman in a 12 team dynasty league. After reading Blengino’s contact quality piece on him (not to mention his stupid Twitter takedown of Odor’s WBC bat flip) I lost confidence in him as a prospect. Am I overreacting? Is there still a strong possibility he’s a Pedroia type hitter? Or should I try to get something for him while there’s still some bloom on his rose?

3:34

Paul Sporer: I’m staying the course. I’ve seen a lot of Pedroia in him, too. If cut every white guy who is a douchebag about Latino batflips, you wouldn’t be able to field a team.

3:34

MarinerDan: Lewis Brinson: Is he going to contribute this year?

3:35

Paul Sporer: I think so, yes

3:37

ChicagoCardinal: CarMart hiding an injury? Command looks way off.

3:38

Paul Sporer: Another WBC casualty? I don’t think it’s impossible, we’ve seen wildness before and this is in the range of outcomes for someone with a career 9% BB rate. I’d be buying at any discount, tbh.

3:38

mancheego: I’m 40 yrs old, white and into modern rock. do i give chance and kendrick a try? what albums do you recommend? I have never heard their stuff or drake’s – ever.

3:39

Paul Sporer: I’d highly recommend both Chance and Kendrick. Coloring Book by Chance and good kid maad city by Kendrick. Thank Me Later by Drake is fire. His newer stuff isn’t as good.

3:39

Leif: Which do you prefer: Jameson Taillon or Amir Garret and Jharel Cotton

3:39

Paul Sporer: I really dig Taillon.

3:41

ChicagoCardinal: Kiermaier a top 30 OF?

3:41

Paul Sporer: If he can hang in vL, I can see it. I was super hyped on him last year, too, and the injury cut him down

3:43

Cutch: 14 team H2H. Kershaw and Turner for Goldy, Cesar, Wacha. Which side?

3:43

Paul Sporer: Kershaw, Turner… regardless of which Turner tbh

3:43

MP: Believer in any of these guys long term? Wheeler, Pineda, Wacha, Severino. Who are you trying to trade, ride,

3:45

Paul Sporer: I love Wacha. Pineda isn’t changed yet in my eyes. Sevvy and Wheeler have real upside. I’d be looking to sell the New Yorkers in order of Pineda, Wheeler, Sevvy — I list Pineda first bc he’s going to return more than Wheeler, but Wheeler is my least confident of the bunch

3:45

Ruben Tomorrow Jr.: Should I do Kris Bryant for Eric Thames?

3:45

Paul Sporer: lol

3:45

ChicagoCardinal: What are you looking to get back for Thames?

3:46

Paul Sporer: Strengthen multiple spots if I can. Or super-charge one (like an SP)

3:46

Ruben Tomorrow Jr.: Should I trade Mike Trout and Jesus Christ for Eric Thames? 12-teamer mixed, no DL spots

3:46

Paul Sporer: Dude, no. How you even asking this, keep Thames for sure.

3:46

RC: How concerned should I be about Maeda in a QS league? Roberts seems to be determined to limit exposure to a third time through the lineup, making 6 ip hard to come by.

3:49

Paul Sporer: Only has a 44% QS rate since last year — 80th in the league

3:50

Moltar: My anthem for Jason Vargas:

3:50

JD15: Chase Headley….meaningful start or SSS lucky start?

3:52

Paul Sporer: Sharp cut in K% and rise in BB% has me at least paying attention. Line drive fueled right now, but even with a return to earth, a healthy Headley can go something like 18-20 HR/~15 SB

3:52

Wooo: Pick 2 for my 14 teamer 5×5: R. Davis, Renfroe, Kiermaier, Souza, Moreland

3:52

Paul Sporer: KK and Souza

3:52

MP: How close are Panik and Pedroia?

3:54

nic: Do you see Albert Almora having an expanded role going forward? I’m in a very deep league. Thanks!

3:54

Paul Sporer: Not without injury

3:54

Guest: 14 team league, someone just traded Thames for Abreu and Oh. Fair?

3:54

Paul Sporer: Yeah, that’s fair. Classic sell-high, buy-low. Abreu seems like normal slow start, but Oh has real concern and could be out of role soon.

3:54

Beastmaster: Is Trevor Story ok? Would dealing Schwarber for him in a dynasty be ok?

3:55

Paul Sporer: I’m not terribly worried, even w/the massive K%. I don’t think it’s out of bounds to make that trade, but I still prefer Story

3:55

Pauly Shore: Trade high on Thames?

3:55

Paul Sporer: if you can fetch a mint

3:55

Jobu: Seems like Mike Clevinger is crushing AAA early on and might eventually take Tomlin’s spot. What do you expect from him this year?

3:56

Paul Sporer: I was pretty high on him last year and he showed flashes, but couldn’t quite put it together. I will be eagerly awaiting his second go-through.

3:56

Ryan: Is Joe Jimenez up for good or will he be sent back down when Iglesias comes off the 7-day DL?

3:56

Paul Sporer: I think he’ll get a chance to stick

3:56

Ryan: I just wanted to reference Casting Aspersions. I MISS IT!

3:57

Paul Sporer: Ohhhhhhh our favorite segment!!!!! I completely missed this fantastic joke. Sorry for being a clown. I thought you were referencing something else entirely

3:57

JD15: Do you think Treinen and Dyson will have maintain value in hold leagues? Obviously a much less firm role, but will they be late inning pitchers?

3:57

Paul Sporer: Ya, they will

3:57

Paul Sporer: Dyson might be hurt, though

3:57

Tom: Please tell me Kyle Hendricks is going to be at least serviceable this year.

3:57

Paul Sporer: I’ve had him tabbed as a mid-to-high 3.00s ERA guy

3:57

David: Trade Benintendi/Keuchel for E. Encarnacion?

4:02

Paul Sporer: Not a slam dunk for me, but I get it. I’m inclined to think this is just a standard EE slow start, but he’s never had a >30% K rate in any of those Aprils. Might just be pressing w/new team, but I have enough concern to at least pause on this deal.

4:02

Dan: I have Goldy, Miggy and Freeman in a 10 team roto. Looking to trade 1 for pitching. How far apart are these 1b men? Should I trade the one that gives me the best pitcher or should I try to hold onto any of them?

4:02

Paul Sporer: Goldy
——–
Miggy
Freef

4:03

Paul Sporer: I’d hold Goldy w/his SBs then deal one of the others

4:03
4:03

Paul Sporer: Prefer McCullers, but it’s fair

4:04

Moltar: So I find myself with a love for Archie Bradley bordering on irrational. Multi-inning relievers are just so valuable in my points league. Think he keeps firing off 2+ inning stints at a time? Becomes closer when Rodney implodes? Gets stretched back out? Am I wrong to hope he doesn’t get stretched?

4:04

Paul Sporer: I’m OK speculating, espec. w/your league factors

4:04

Bell: Could Thames hit 40HR this season?

4:04

Paul Sporer: Yeah, he could

4:04

Sterling Mallory Chris Archer: Paul Sporer and a 40oz for Eno Sarris and a sammich. Which side does Cistulli take?

4:04

Paul Sporer: Me, for sure.

4:04

Bell: are you concerned about gausman

4:04

Paul Sporer: I am, see above. You prob asked this before I answered the other one, though

4:04

Top Chef: Should we be excited about Moncada this year ?

4:05

Paul Sporer: Ehhh… K’ing 30% at AAA

4:05

Luck Dragons: How do you come up with your preseason ranks? Eyeballing?

4:06

Paul Sporer: LOL no. But I don’t have a formula like Jeff & Mike.

4:06

Lars: Pujols still a hold in 10-team (CI)?

4:06

Paul Sporer: Not necessarily

4:06

Ombudsman: BTW, thanks for the chats!

4:06

Paul Sporer: You’re welcome!

4:07

A. Reitz: What mode is your Fav. in MLB The Show?

4:07

Paul Sporer: Diamond Dynasty

4:07

Matt: Duffy or C-Mart ros?

4:07

Anthony: Danny Duffy, velocity down. Dead arm? Concerns? Him or Quintana ROS?

4:07

Paul Sporer: Think I go CMart, Duffy, Q

4:07

Twinkle Dinkle: 15-10 for Haniger the rest of the way seems a little light, no? I obviously doubt he keeps it up, but he is on pace to go around 35-18 over the final 145 games :)

4:07

Paul Sporer: That pace is legitimately meaningless lol

4:09

Paul Sporer: I could be selling the power short, though. Can see closer to 20. Even if they started to find holes in his swing and add to his K%, I think the power remains

4:12

Craig : Love the pod. What is your interest level in Carter Capps? Could you rank Justin Wilson, Glover Capps. Speculating on saves

4:14

Paul Sporer: I just don’t think Maurer is going to give up the job so that curbs my interest in Capps. I might go Capps over Glover regardless of saves, though, just bc of Ks and ratios. I’d go Wilson first

4:16

Paul Sporer: Been sayin that

4:17

Paul Sporer: Which is more to hype Ramirez than knock Lindor at all. And talking bat only here

4:17

Paul Sporer: Yall absolutely killed it today! I can’t go marathon style, but thank you so much for coming out!

4:17

Paul Sporer: I’ll bust through a few quick hitters and then I gotta run

4:17

Bell: Wacha top 30 SP?

4:17

Paul Sporer: Not yet

4:19

Edubs: Where can I look up QS%?

4:19

Miles from somewhere: Just lost Bum to DL. Cutch too much for mccullers?

4:20

Paul Sporer: No

4:20

Connie Mac N’ Cheese: Does the Judge HR pace continue?

4:20

Paul Sporer: No

4:20

Pie: Kershaw + Carpenter or Klubot + Rizzo?

4:20

Paul Sporer: Kersh side

4:20

Derek: Can you rank the Brewers pitchers, Anderson, Peralta and Nelson?

4:20

Paul Sporer: Peralta, Anderson, Nelson, but minimal split between em, tbh. Value all three closely

4:20

Please say no: Bumgarner hurt :(. Dirt bike injury!

4:20

Choo Choo: Not smart Mad Bum

4:21

Paul Sporer: Wonder what he’d say if Puig was dirt biking :-|

4:21

Pedro: Ivan Nova–you like him?

4:21

Paul Sporer: Yes, got him in lots of spots

4:21

Robbie: Hey Paul, dig your snapchat game. Thoughts on dropping JBJ for Ryan Zimmerman? Have Frazier but think he may be a bum.

4:22

Paul Sporer: Thanks! I buy Zimm a bit, but I’d keep JBJ

4:22

Gee: Mad Bum knows what hes doing. Preserving himself for World Series…

4:22

Paul Sporer: lol

4:22

Brian: Bradley or Phelps for Holds + ratios (K/BB too)?

4:22

Paul Sporer: Bradley

4:22

MarinerDan: Who finishes with more dingers: Sano or Kh. Davis?

4:22

Paul Sporer: Khris!

4:23

Paul Sporer: OK yall, that’ll do it! Thanks for coming out. Hit me up on Twitter @sporer if you have questions. Can also follow me on Snapchat at psporer and on Twitch at twitch.tv/psporer24 where I play MLB The Show and OOTP Baseball throughout the week as well as InGame DFS every Wednesday!



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Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. He is the purveyor of the SP Guide (on hiatus for '17). Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer, on Snapchat at psporer, and on Twitch at psporer24.

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