En Votto Veritas

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  1. The Giants are in a weird spot. It's their HOF manager's last season with the team so if they break it all down mid-way they are throwing in the towel on him. Yet they also desperately need to do this and have some decent trade chips right now, Smith being the best. Bumgarner is also on the table and could bring in a prospect, Panic as well, etc. So it's hard to say. I don't own Smith this year but if I did I'd ride it out--who knows, maybe they keep him all year and you have a top 5 closer. If not, he could close wherever he's dealt. But personally I think if he's dealt it'll be to a committee type situation (BOS/TB/MIL) or he'll set up for an established closer on a contender (CHC? remember they played MIL in the one-game wild card last season and saw Knebel-Jeffress-Hader wreck their squad. Putting someone-Smith-Kimbrel would be nasty).
  2. This is a bummer for those who were hoping for him to make the rotation, but an excellent time to buy for those like me who want a high caliber middle-reliever with SP eligibility who will likely rack up holds and vulture saves for the rest of the season. I like C-Mart's value here as whoever is holding likely was for him to be a starter. He should be pretty cheap to acquire.
  3. I don't like the trade at all but "shady" it isn't. Just bad. You could argue that Cain is nearly waiver-wire fodder at this point, JoRam is SB only, and Noah is good but not producing like expected. CJ is consistent, Albies could turn it around, Pham is $ and Woodruff could be an ace in the making. So I don't think the trade is vetoable, if that's what you're asking. It's ugly because yes the 1st place team is stealing a potential top 10 player and a top 10 pitcher, but just because it's ugly doesn't mean it should be kept in the shade. If that makes sense.
  4. 1. I like the Snell/Mookie trade for you. 2. Chavis/Lucc/Pivetta are the obvious drop candidates whenever Judge/Clev come back, but I'd wait and see how the game unfolds in the meantime. I find that often when a guy is coming off the DL another guy gets hurt and you can swap, no need to plan this type of thing. 3. I'm hesitant about this trade. Puig heats up with the weather and could match Marte's overall production, while I don't think Bassitt matches Soroka's production over the ROS. Your lineup is pretty stacked and Marte gets you some extra SBs and possibly some 3Bs, but you did just get Betts. Your SPs are good but not stacked, so why hurt the weak side of your team?
  5. I like Degrom better ROS and would assume most managers would as well. Packaging Carp+Castillo is a decent offer; see where it goes.
  6. Keep the starters and drop Alvarez for Upton. The stars would have to align for Alvarez to outperform Upton, Springer, Stanton, or Voit. So where would you start him?
  7. I'd go Soto. Money in a points league with Ks counting negative and BBs positive. Likely cheaper, less injury risk, lineup should pick up around him (Turner, Robles struggling).
  8. I am in a keeper league with a lot of stats and am having a hard time gauging these three young 2Bs for the future. Stats: AB, R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, PO, A, E, AVG, OBP This setup means good contact players with low K rates and high BB rates are more valuable than big power guys. For comparison's sake, Moustakas is currently ranked 103 while Jeff McNeil is ranked 151. By the end of the year it is likely McNeil will outrank Moose by 40 spots. So my question is, for this season and beyond, which 2B would be most valuable in this context? All three are currently available and I am leaning towards Urias for the above-mentioned reasons (I think his hit set is best). Hiura's K-rate concerns me and Biggio seems the fastest but perhaps not the most complete hitter. This said, I'm not good with prospects. I get 4 keepers, and my others are Freeman, Lindor, and either Bell, J Polanco, Bauer, or one of these 2Bs. Help? Also leave a link and I'll get to it within a day or so.
  9. 3/6 with 4 RBIs and a run so far...
  10. Well you aren't starting McNeil for HRs or SBs are you? You're starting him for Rs and AVG, or if you play in a non-standard league for OBP and hits. So when he slumps he's going to not provide... the thing you were counting on him to provide... that's what a slump is. These are human baseball players, not machines. The notion that they will provide you with a certain amount of X, Y, or Z, and should they slump they will still provide M, N, or P, is ridiculous. Roll with the slump, bench him for a week and wait it out, and move a bench guy into his starting spot. You should have a guy ready to go on your bench for just such situations, no?
  11. The dude has hit .330 over his MLB career (385 AB) and peeps are upset about a week long slump. Maybe bench him for a couple days and wait it out?
  12. 🙄 Over the past 14 days, Winker has gone .295/.392 with 3 HRs and 11 Rs. Frankly, I don't know how you win any leagues with the above type of approach.
  13. I've heard that Votto offers to pinch hit for other teams in other games.
  14. I'd look to buy Mallex Smith as he's just taking up roster space for his current owner. Once the news comes in that he's hitting well in the minors, owners will begin to raise their hopes. Get in at the bottom.
  15. Out of those four the price will likely be too steep for Osuna and Doolittle. I would aim for Kimbrel personally, as he carries the least value at the moment.
  16. The drop off from Nola to Bum is much larger than that from Trout to JD. I'll take the JD/Nola side and bet on Nola getting things under control.
  17. It seems a fair trade, and I'd prefer the Altuve side of the deal personally.
  18. Last 14 days: .441/.472. Buy low window is definitely closing but he can probably still be had for cheap as the counting stats are lacking.
  19. Dude has a clean K:BB ratio and a squeaky WHIP on the year. I'm not worried about the first month of the season re: ERA and W. The ERA will balance out with more starts and the Ws will come, though 15 is probably his ceiling with the current IP situation.
  20. I predict .260/.360, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 80 R, 3 SB. Dude is consistent af and gets no respect.