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  1. Too much for Marte?

    Wow, seemed like that offer would be equally beneficial. Nimmo certainly makes for a nice keeper heading into next year. Muncy is at the height of his value but with multi position eligibility, and the uptick in power, is also a nice piece to have in tow (even to flip to a current contender). Did your counterpart identify who he would be inclined to trade for/offer a counter. Makes negotiations easier its a two way street and not just a one sided negotiation. Fair offer for sure...Wish ya luck.
  2. Foltynewicz vs. Gonzalez (WHIR)

    I'd go Folty and not think twice. Blue Jays are cumulatively hitting a dismal .236. Expect Mike to rebound from last weeks hiccup and mow em down tonight!
  3. Rank these 4 SP ROS in Roto

    in Roto I would actually put Bieber atop the list. His 80 grade control, in addition to playing for an Indians team that should lend plenty of run support, should play up in a Roto-format. I'd probably go Freeland or Tanaka (toss-up) after that and lastly Arrieta (the K-rate doesn't impress). Hope that helps
  4. Pablo Lopez, SP MIA

    PABLO LOPEZ, SP MIA 6'3 200 LBS Age: 22 '18 Stats (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp; AA) 8 Starts ERA: 0.62 WHIP: 0.87 OPP AVG: .184 K:BB: 51/8 Figured this guy has dominated long enough to finally receive his own thread. Lopez was considered more-or-less a throw in on the David Phelps trade a season ago, however he has emerged as the best of the four player haul received by the Marlins. A Tommy John survivor, Lopez plays off a solid three pitch mix (fastball/change/slider) including a heater that he can dial up to 97 mph. The change is his best secondary offering, however he is more than capable of throwing all his arsenal for strikes. After a minor tweak to his mechanics in mid 2017, his control took big steps forward, as he posted a 2.18 ERA & 32/7 K:BB during 8 second half starts after moving to the FSL, showing an improved K-rate. The Marlins thought enough to place him on their 40 man roster, protecting him from Rule 5 selection, and he quickly rewarded their faith by holding his own against MLB regulars spanning an impressive pre-season, which included a March 7 outing where he sat down Astros regulars Brian McCann and Carlos Correa on strikes during back-to-back innings. The start of his '18 campaign, following a promotion to AA, was slightly derailed when he was hit on his throwing arm by a line drive in early April, but since returning he has been nothing short of dominant. Through eight starts (43 2/3 IP) he has allowed a mere 3 earned runs to cross the plate, with an impressive 51:8 punch out to walk ratio, and a minuscule 0.62 ERA and .087 WHIP. At 22 years (which he just turned in March) he is age appropriate for the level, and may even add a few more wrinkles as he continues to mature physically. His 6'3 200lb frame suggests a capable innings eater. With not much blocking his path, and with Miami prepared to audition its youth during the second half of a rebuilding season (along with his existing 40 man roster placement), it wouldn't surprise me to see Lopez toeing the rubber in South Beach before the '18 campaign concludes. Definitely a name to put on the prospect radar and worth a speculative add in dynasty leagues that could ultimately pay dividends.
  5. You could certainly do worse than having Escobar as the next man up at SS in the interim while you figure out a long term fix.
  6. David Fletcher

    Once perceived as simply a utility bat, there is now talk (following a strong first half) that if you squint real hard (and shoot for the stars) that Fletcher possesses the makings of a Dustin Pedroia starter kit. Probably overly optimistic but I'm intrigued to see how this kid performs at the big league level!
  7. Enyel De Los Santos - SP, SD

    Agreed....As a Enyel owner, I would think that his gaudy 2018 numbers, in addition to his proximity to a major league call-up, would warrant carrying a bit more hype than he presently does. The fastball was always his calling card, hitting the mid-90's, but the change-up, slider and curve have all made strides this year, creating softer contact & more swing and miss. He has ramped up his innings count in recent weeks, tossing at least 7 quality innings in each of his last three outings. If he isn't clearly on the fantasy radar now, he certainly will be once he gets promoted, which should be in the not-so-distant future. All-in-all not bad for a guy that was not-so-long ago written off as a bullpen arm and only cost the Phils Freddy Galvis
  8. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

    David Fletcher (Angels SS) is on his way to Anaheim.
  9. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    6 Multi hit games.....73.3% Hard Contact Rate.......531 AVG...5 HR....11 RBI.....Not a bad first 11 days of June for Mr Martinez!
  10. Last Rotation Spot

    Its more-so my expectation of what a lethal Astros offense can do, seeing Mengden for second time. Of the offenses that your arms are up against, I put Houston atop that list, and for that reason (in addition to a 0-4, 6.23 lifetime mark against the Stros) I am putting DM at the bottom of this list
  11. Last Rotation Spot

    I'd go: Guerra Godley Stras Mengden Guerra is rolling, coming in fresh off three straight QS. K/BB is 15:1 during that span, including his recent solid outing against a powerful Cleveland lineup. With 2 starts to accumulate stats, including Mondays tilt against the Cubs who he sports a 1.80 career ERA against, he is who I would roll out first. Godley has a chance to rebound against a woeful Mets offense, making him second.
  12. Thoughts on this trade

    I'd prefer side one. I'm expecting Rizzo to have a strong second half.
  13. Dynasty: Rosario or Berríos?

    All day. Rosario's typically low OB% still scares me, and he is more a peaks and valley guy throughout the year. Berrios has shown the ability to pitch deep into games, which pads your QS count, and coupled with your need for pitching, I would take this and run
  14. Trade Hand for Nimmo in OBP/AVG keeper

    Depends on team dynamic and direction.....if your competing for this year and saves are weighted strongly then I say no (keep Hand)....If your not contending, and based on the volatility of closers, then I would absolutely take Nimmo.
  15. Best streaming option SP

    German is the safest play here. Mets have been scuffling offensively and Matz (his opposing pitching) has notoriously struggled against the Yankees (7.63 ERA). He should get plenty of run support, which allows room for error even if he doesn't have his best stuff. Duffy would be my second choice, but wouldn't start him or either other option with any confidence.
  16. Deep 16 Team H2H Dynasty League seeks replacement 10 Year Competitive League is looking for high caliber in-season replacement. Overview: Extremely active environment of knowledgeable veteran owners. Daily communication via league instant messenger (app accessible). Deep Rosters include 58 active/reserve along with 25 player farm system. Active Trade Culture. Rule 5 Draft, Rule IV Draft, Revocable Waiver Trading & International Free-Agency Pool. Weekly Line-ups w/ Point Based System Scoring. CBS platform. ROSTER Majors C: JT Realmuto & Matt Weiters 1B: Logan Morrison & Ryan Zimmerman 2B: DJ LeMahieu & Ben Zobrist SS: Carlos Correa & Eduardo Escobar 3B: Anthony Rendon, Brandon Drury & JD Davis LF: Marcell Ozuna CF: Adam Eaton, Joc Pederson, Harrison Bader RF: Teoscar Hernandez, Steven Souza, Aaron Altherr SP: Aaron Nola, Carlos Carrasco, Caleb Smith, Nick Kingham, Steve Matz, Danny Salazar, German Marquez, Jason Vargas, Alberto Suarez, Eric Lauer, Joey Lucchesi, Michael Pineda, & Anthony DeSclafani RP: Jose Alvarado, Brad Brach, Drew Steckenrider, Ronald Herrera, Robert Gsellman, Ryan Madson Farm Ronaldo Hernandez Edwin Rios Matt Thaiss Kevin Smith Ryan Vilade Logan Warmoth Roman Quinn Ramon Urias Jasrado Chisholm Jorge Mateo Caleb Ferguson Nick Neidert Antonio Santillan Clarke Schmidt Freddy Tarnok Bubba Thompson Dom Smith Christian Pache Oscar Mercado LaMonte Wade Brett Phillips Toukki Toussaint Will Crowe Roster Positions POSITION ACTIVE MIN ACTIVE MAX ROSTER TOTAL C 1 1 No Limit 1B 1 1 No Limit 2B 1 1 No Limit 3B 1 1 No Limit SS 1 1 No Limit LF 1 1 No Limit CF 1 1 No Limit RF 1 1 No Limit DH 2 2 No Limit SP 5 5 No Limit RP 3 3 No Limit Scoring BATTING NAME SETTINGS 1B Singles 1 point 2B Doubles 2 points 3B Triples 3 points BB Walks (Batters) 1 point CS Caught Stealing -1.50 points CYC Hitting for the Cycle 25 points H Hits .50 points HP Hit by Pitch 1 point HR Home Runs 5 points KO Strikeouts (Batter) -.50 points R Runs 1 point RBI Runs Batted In 1 point SB Stolen Bases 3 points SF Sacrifice Flies 1 point SH Sacrifice Hits 1 point PITCHING NAME SETTINGS BBI Walks Issued (Pitchers) -.50 points BS Blown Saves -5 points CG Complete Games 0 points ER Earned Runs -1 point HA Hits Allowed -.25 points HB Hit Batsmen -.5 points HD Holds 0 points INN Innings 1 point K Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point L Losses -5 points NH No-Hitters 0 points PG Perfect Games 0 points PKO Pick Offs 2 points QS Quality Starts 0 points S Saves 0 points SO Shutouts 0 points W Wins 10 points WP Wild Pitches -.50 points SPECIAL SCORING FOR STARTING PITCHERS CG Complete Games 10 points NH No-Hitters 25 points PG Perfect Games 25 points QS Quality Starts 10 points SO Shutouts 10 points SPECIAL SCORING FOR RELIEF PITCHERS HD Holds 5 points S Saves 10 points Requested Qualifications 1. Deep player knowledge (Rk Ball > Majors). 2. Experienced on the CBS platform (preferred: not required) 3. Active On Chat/Messenger 4. Detail Oriented & Self Motivated 5. Personable, Competitive, Passionate, Adaptive, Aggressive & Dedicated 6. Necessary bandwidth to meet required effort commitment We recognize the value in quality ownership & are very particular when vetting new applicants. If you believe you would be a good fit then please send a PM to discuss further. Include a brief summary of your fantasy experience, notably within dynasty formats.
  17. Best Catcher ROS?

    1. Molina 2. Grandal 3. Gattis ....Despite age, Molina combines a strong average, power numbers and has even sprinkled in some steals in recent years. He also should receive the most playing time of this trio. Roll with Yadi given the choice!
  18. ESPN adds 200 minor leaguers to leagues

    On CBS your able to create a placeholder (Unlisted Player Add) using the players actual name/team in the interim until they are officially added to the official player database. Once added, you can simply add to the roster and drop the placeholder. Not sure if other platforms allow for the same, but it mitigates the above pain point if they do...especially in deeper leagues that have more depth within the minor league systems.

    As a few stated above, acquiring Sanchez doesn't seem like a priority while you already own Realmuto. It may be worthwhile to try to package Realmuto/Baez to acquire Sanchez/another upgrade piece in return. However, it wouldn't seem like a necessity to acquire Sanchez if you plan to keep Realmuto aboard.
  20. June Closer Thread 2018

    Correction....Adam Morgan on for the blown-save
  21. June Closer Thread 2018

    Here comes.....Adam Morgan for the save??? Whaaa?
  22. Prospects for Wood

    I Wood (see what I did there) absolutely take that deal. Wood's underlying numbers suggest he has pitched better than the lackluster first half numbers indicate. The velocity is still not what it was last year, but the secondaries are performing extremely well, notably a newfound slider that replaced his knuckle curve. I think he is poised for a solid second half, and optimistically I feel the same about the Dodgers team as a whole. If he delivers, then I would expect you to be able to flip him for more than what you are giving up here. I don't place much value on Mountcastle from a fantasy perspective, even at peak. I like Dunning, but when you can land the bird in the hand in Wood, I think its worth taking the plunge. Hope this helps ya out!
  23. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

    Kaleb Cowart & Trevor Richards both getting promoted, the former today and the latter tomorrow.....Not overly exciting news but it still counts
  24. Who do I drop? Whir

    Is is possible to work a trade angle of a 2 for , to upgrade one of your positions (i.e. Devers and player x to a 3b needy/rebuilding team for player Y). Despite Devers struggles I feel as though he is way too good of an asset to be on the free-agent wire from a pedigree standpoint alone. Maybe try to gauge some offers before activating. Just my 2 cents.
  25. June Closer Thread 2018

    The Phillies will likely continue to utilize a Closer-By-Committee approach for the foreseeable future. Kapler hadn't seemed eager to designate a sole stopper for the 9th inning, even before the '18 campaign (& Neris's struggles) began, and doesn't seem overly interested in assigning any single player to that role now. Similar to how the Brewers used Hader in Knebel's absence, the Phils, knowing that Seranthony is their best bullpen option, will deploy Dominguez against the better parts of oppositions lineups in the latter parts of a game, whether in the 7th, 8th or 9th innings. With an increase in teams adopting this/similar strategy, closer situations are trending in a murkier direction than ever before. I'd certainly want shares of Dominguez (especially in Dynasty) over Neris, Ramos, or Garcia at this point, but I also wouldn't start him confidently expecting consistent saves at present.