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  1. 20-team redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: J-McCann (C), Abreu (1B), Gennett (2B), Freeman (3B), M-Gonzales (SS) OF/UT: Pham, Haniger, Olson (OF), Franco (UT) BN: Lo-Mo , J-Bell (1B), L-Martin (OF), Thames (DL), Mejia (NA) SP: Quintana, Price, Richards, Snell, Roark, J-Nelson (DL) RP: Bradley, McGee, J-Johnson, Givens 1. Elvis Andrus is available. Do I drop Leonys (who was breaking out before the hammy) or Thames for him? 2. McGee has been a good source of holds, but he doesn't have a shot at closing and is prone to the occasional blowup. Tommy Hunter, Carson Smith, Diekman, & Le Clerc are available. Make a switch or stay out? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR.
  2. Josh Bell or Matt Olson

    Olson overall for me---greater ceiling and, weird as it sounds, better lineup. But if you just need average I'd take Bell instead. He's not going to hurt you anywhere (except SBs of course), while I'd be really happy if Olson hits .250 (although I expect big-time power numbers once he gets going). Thanks for your help w mine!
  3. Gotta drop two!! Help please!!

    I agree w jbj. I like E-Rod, but he's probably your most disposable SP. I'd be hanging onto Gray & Clevinger for as long as possible. You'll probably have to drop Andujar to activate Yelich anyway, right? Help here?
  4. Stream options...whir

    Mikolas & Duffy probably shouldn't be on the wire unless it's a really shallow league. Of the two Duffy has the higher ceiling but Mikolas feels safer. If you're looking for a streamer, Duffy's my pick here---he's at home, Miggy's hurting, & there's nothing scary about that lineup. Cinci's been ice cold so far but Votto's going to wake up soon... Help here?
  5. 20-team redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: J-McCann (C), Abreu (1B), Gennett (2B), Freeman (3B), M-Gonzales (SS) OF/UT: Pham, Olson, Haniger (OF), Thames (UT) BN: Lo-Mo (1B), Russell (SS), L-Martin (OF), Mejia (NA) SP: Quintana, Price, Richards, Snell, Roark, J-Nelson (DL) RP: Bradley, McGee, Hicks, Romo, Swarzak (DL) 1. I'm looking to flip Thames now that he's healthy again. I like him this year but once Lo-Mo heats up I'll have a logjam at UT (I also rotate Leonys in bc I need speed). I'm wondering who you think I should target: (a) Morrow---I need Saves & his owner has 3 closers and needs power or (b) a slow-starting OF with some speed, like Inciarte or Margot? Or should I just stay put for now? 2. Pedro Baez is available. Kenley doesn't look right, and Baez looks like a decent enough handcuff (Fields is taken). My only question is, which of my Holds guys do I drop: McGee (who's been racking up Holds), Hicks (pitching great so far but it's a crowded pen in STL with Gregerson back), or Romo (my least favorite of the group, but the one with the closest path to Saves)? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR!
  6. Need a Bogaerts replacement

    I'd follow the trend and go with As-Cab. He's boring, sure, but he's the safest one on your list and he won't really hurt you anywhere. I'd keep an eye on Escobar as well, especially if he starts walking a little... Help here? http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/700084-fa-help-in-deep-20-teamer-whir/
  7. Trade for Ohtani (WHIR)

    I agree. You'd have to buy pretty high and it'll probably take Sanchez at the very least, esp. if you can use him both ways in your league. If he asks for Freeman instead I'd probably stay put. Help here?
  8. Who to drop for Mitch Haniger? WHIR

    Assuming you have another backup 1B, I'd go ahead and let Alonso go for Haniger. I don't love the saves picture for LAA, but you could probably package Middleton into a trade because like F@ndemonium said, closers, even shaky ones, always have value. And I'm guessing that if Haniger's out there that it's a pretty shallow league, so letting Alonso go might not be terrible. Help here?
  9. 20-team redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: J-McCann (C), Abreu (1B), Gennett (2B), Freeman (3B), M-Gonzales (SS) OF/UT: Pham, Olson, Haniger (OF), L-Martin (UT) BN: Thames (1B/OF), Soler (OF), B-Crawford (SS), Mejia (NA) SP: Quintana, Price, Snell, Roark, Matz, J-Nelson (DL) RP: Bradley, McGee, Hicks, J-Johnson, Swarzak (DL) (1) I've got James McCann. Chirinos is available. Would you make a switch? Neither one's started hitting yet, but I do like them both ROS for a league this deep. Chirinos should have slightly better counting stats all around, but McCann should have a better AVG. Thoughts? (2) Jim Johnson or Sergio Romo? Romo's velocity is way down from previous years, but he's working around that and could factor into the Saves picture at some point. Johnson might be in a good position for Saves himself if Middleton has a couple bad days, but he's been pretty bad the last few years... Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR.
  10. ARENADO for BRYANT/BAUER

    I love Arenado but I'd stay put, bc that's a lot to give up---Bauer looks like he might legit breakout this year. If you really don't believe in Bryant (though I'd expect him to return top-10 or 15 value, as opposed to Arenado's top-5 or 10 value), I'd try packaging Duffy or Manaea instead. Help here? http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/700045-rp-help-in-deep-20-teamer-whir/
  11. 20-team redraft 6x6 roto (standard 5x5 plus OPS & Holds). 1250 IP limit. IF: J-McCann (C), Abreu (1B), Gennett (2B), Freeman (3B), M-Gonzales (SS) OF/UT: Pham, Olson, Haniger (OF), L-Martin (UT) BN: Thames (1B/OF), Soler (OF), B-Crawford (SS), Mejia (NA) SP: Quintana, Price, Snell, Roark, Matz, J-Nelson (DL) RP: Bradley, McGee, Hicks, J-Johnson 1. Swarzak, Kirby Yates & Tommy Hunter are all out there on waivers. I like them all more than Jim Johnson, so I want to grab one to stash in an open D slot, but the question is which one? They should all be second-in-line a little after they get back, and I could see any of them sneaking in some Saves. They were all pretty good last year. Who do you want? 2. I'd also be able to grab another Holds guy (until the DL player gets healthy). The best options in this league are Wandy Peralta, Makita, Romo, Altavilla, Grimm & E-Ramos. I know! But I'd have to pick one. Who should it be? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR!
  12. Thor deal

    J-Ram's the best player in the deal. McCullers isn't a huge drop-off from Thor, as long as he stays healthy. I'd want that side of the deal... Help here?
  13. Odor or Happ? WHIR!

    I'd let Happ figure it out on the bench. I like his upside better than Odor's. Help here?
  14. 20-team redraft 5x5 roto. 1400 IP limit. IF: Alfaro (C), Encarnacion (1B), Gennett (2B), Bregman (3B), Owings (SS) OF/UT: Blackmon, C-Santana, A-Garcia (OF), Kemp, C-Gomez (UT) BN: K-Calhoun (OF), Galvis (SS), Brantley (DL), Hays (NA) SP: Paxton, Price, Clevinger, Morton, Roark, Newcomb, Kennedy RP: Giles, N-Jones, K-Yates, Middleton (1) I need to drop someone with Brantley due back. It's either Galvis/Newcomb/Kennedy because I don't want to drop any of my RPs. I'm leaning towards Galvis, even though his projected 15/15/.250 line has value in a deep league. What do you think? (2) Is it too soon to give up on Alfaro? James McCann, Barnhart & Pina are available. Thoughts? Thanks for the help! Leave a link & I WHIR.
  15. Freeman or Ohtani/Carpenter

    Freeman. I wouldn't trade him for anything less than an SP1. Ohtani's not there yet, and who knows how he'll hold up in the 2nd half. Help here? http://forums.rotoworld.com/topic/699667-fa-help-in-deep-20-teamer-whir/