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  1. Honestly wouldn't worry about Bradley yet. He's trying to add the change up back to his arsenal this Spring. I would say that if it continues to disappoint...he will scrap it and go back to the mix he was using last year. Brad Brach is supposed to pitch today (Sunday).
  2. It sounds like an unfortunate situation, but if this is how things have been in the past, they are pretty much stuck with it. Moving forward though, either move the keeper deadline closer to the draft date or allow teams to change keepers before the draft if there has been a significant injury. For example, one of my leagues allows a team to potential call back two players they cut off there roster, if one of their keepers was significantly injured during roster lock.
  3. So I have the second pick this year in a 14 team PPR Dynasty Draft and I know the guy picking first is taking Corey Davis. So who would you pick between McCaffrey, Fornette, and Cook? I figure those three are ahead of Mixon at this point. My team is below. Leave a link and I will respond. QB: Luck RB: Gurley WR: AJ Green, Hopkins, M. Thomas, Watkins TE: Reed, Hooper
  4. I have no idea. But for those of you with Madson, if there is a save chance will be Madson. I can't understand pitching a guy with Doolittle's injury history in that situation, save the bullets for when it matters. Albers has been pretty decent for them this year and it seems like the perfect spot to use him and save Doolittle for tomorrow if he is needed.
  5. The bigger question is why do you pitch Doolittle when you are up by 6 when Albers was warmed up as well. Dusty is clueless when it comes to managing a bullpen
  6. I read somewhere that Strickland shook Posey off a few times before the bean ball, is that true? I can't find the entire AB anywhere. If that is the case and Posey knew that he was going to hit Harper, does he still deserve the criticism?
  7. Pretty much. It will be interesting to see if Taylor is passable in the outfield and continues to hit. I would imagine they will then rotate Puig, Pederson, and Taylor. And in another month or so, the shadow of Andre Ethier might play into the mix.
  8. He's working on his mechanics and command at their Spring Training complex.
  9. With Spangenberg getting sent down, he should play most days.
  10. If you believe in Wood's skills and talent, then yes. Even if he doesn't start the year in the rotation, he should still see ample starting chances given the health risks that are in the rotation ahead of him.
  11. Here's the stat line for today: 0.1 Inning 2 Hits 1 Earned 2 Walks 0 Strikeouts Don't know anything else besides the top level numbers. But I would be surprised if he doesn't start the year on the dl
  12. McMahon got re-assigned to minor league camp on Friday. But I believe Tapia is still in camp. But I would think that he makes the team now. But I can definitely see a rotation of Parra, Reynolds, and Tapia between the two open spots.
  13. Looks like he was referencing his FIP, not his ERA. And if I had to guess, I would say that he pitches again Thursday or Friday. But it could be longer than that depending on how much rest they want him to have.
  14. For #2, I agree with the consensus. If he's making an effort to draft his team, have an active lineup, and making claims during the year...not sure I would boot him just because he doesn't want to make trades. I would rather have an owner that doesn't make trades than an owner that makes ridiculous trades that screws with the balance of the league. But like someone else said, there could be several reasons why he doesn't trade. As for the Only discussion, I have actually been in leagues where both things applied (keeping the stats of the player and losing him). I tend to prefer just losing the player because it keeps to the idea that you can only have players that are in an AL or NL organization (depending on which you are playing in). But in the leagues that I played in where you lost the guy, you were compensated his salary amount into your FAAB budget. While it sucks that you could be losing a big piece of your team, you at least got something out of it.
  15. According to Brooks Baseball...Anderson threw 33 sliders last night. As far as his TJS, he had that surgery in June of he is pretty far removed from that to where him throwing over a 100 pitches shouldn't matter. I am only surprised they let him throw that many pitches because of the time he missed during spring training due to that collision.
  16. I like Brett Anderson for this year, obvious if you look at my team below. While the low strikeout rate is a concern, he posted his strongest swinging strike rate last year (small sample, I know). I also believe that there is still potential for him to increase it the further he gets from Tommy John as well. But here's what we know, he's a groundball heavy pitcher that pitches in a big park. He has showed very good skills when he gets on the mound and can provide great value for where he is going in drafts and his price tag in auctions. But the big negative on him is the injuries. I am optimistic that he will make 30 starts this year, maybe give and take a few either way. But in the past, most of the time he missed due to injuries, were related to his elbow. But with Tommy John he is coming back stronger. It is also said that the replacement ligments last on average 400 innings after replacement. Check out his transactions report for injury details. I think that Anderson will be top 30 right now, if healthy, with no improvements on what he is. But if he can match his 2009 strikeout rate with the other skills displayed last season...he could easily be top 15.
  17. He was kind of an unknown going into last season. Even this year he was as the 6th best prospect in the A's organization by Baseball America (2nd by He would move up to 4th due to Peacock and Cole being traded, but it seems like Baseball America still isn't too high on the guy. I don't believe he has the upside of a true number one, though I will admit I have never watched him pitched. From the numbers, I think he has #2 upside and more than likely will settle in as a #3. Now maybe I am underestimating him, like most scouts, but while his strikeouts have gotten better as he moved up through the minors, his ground ball rate got worse. It should also be noted that while it shouldn't be a huge issue, his walks did get slightly worse since High A. Also, while his ERA looked okay during his brief stint at the end of last year...he got lucky to get that. It's a small sample size, so you can take it for what you want (or don't)...but his FIP was 6.48 and xFIP was 5.30. I like this guy late in drafts, because he should still be under most people's radars...but I don't see him starting with the team either. But with the amount of young pitchers they have and some of their injury histories, it won't be too long. If his walk and ground ball rates get back to where they were in the minors (even without getting his strike out rate back to one per inning) he should be a very good value.