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  1. Todd Frazier, who's now on the Rangers. Not sure about the tout though. Is there reason to like him beyond what he's done recently in his career?
  2. Fine. I get the hesitation but Lance Lynn is, so far, continuing the improvements he showed last year. Plus, I'm a bit worried about Hiura, concern with his elbow back in July, and now his dreadful performance over the last week. But in the end, yes, Hiura & Pearson have the higher ceilings.
  3. I'd acquire Lance Lynn & Gio Urshela for Keston Hiura & Nate Pearson. Would you pull the trigger? Looking to upgrade my pitching after losing Soroka. Not sure how many innings I can count Pearson for. Hiura & Urshela might even out in the end.
  4. Asking the same question as swfcdan, is Kieboom receiving regular playing time? Hard to know with the series against the Marlins having been cancelled.
  5. That's the first time I've heard of Ke'Bryan Hayes. I suppose I'd hold onto Matt Carpenter. There's a chance he bounces back...Then I'd prefer McKay over Gibson. Better team and higher upside. I think his demotion is just due to the uncertainty of the season. Kyle Gibson does deal with ulcerative colitis and it could pop up again and be an issue (it affected him last year). However, if you do think that's behind him, McKay's role is still in question and Gibson's numbers in the 1st half were solid before the medical issue popped up....oh and I'm not very confident in Shed Log at all.
  6. 12 team auction league. Focused my auction money on my infield and other positions but wasn't able to adequate fill my 3rd outfield position. There are only a few free agents available. Below are 5 I have some interest in. Which of the following outfielders would you take a flier on? Shogo Akiyama Brandon Nimmo Avisail Garcia Nomar Mazara Brian Anderson
  7. How much access does a player have to rehab/trainers in the offseason compared to when they're closer to the team in spring training/the regular season? I can only hope Alvarez is receiving treatment he didn't attempt during the winter (perhaps because he went back home to Cuba and the Astros were confident simple 'rest' would do him well...because the issue wasn't considered significant enough) and he's now on a positive trajectory. Sounds unlikely of a professional athlete's offseason, but it's not a good thing to imagine Alvarez has been rehabbing since last October and still hasn't found resolution. Only positive is that it might be a minor issue and the Astros just want to get it to a 'non-issue.' Also encouraging (if that's the right word) is that he might have already been hampered by his knees last year and still put up MVP numbers. But please, keep him out for the first few weeks or month. I'd far prefer a 100% Alvarez for 4-5 months than an Alvarez at 75% the whole year.
  8. Lol..."are you worried about him?" "No. I heard he's [had this problem] for a long time." Not exactly comforting words as someone who has Yordan. I think I'll be rooting for him to stick at DH, despite wanting that OF eligibility back.
  9. Calhoun's becoming quite the sleeper. I'm seeing his name everywhere. If I can get him again (I had him last year) for cheap, he's certainly a buy but I wonder how much his price will rise in the coming weeks. Anyone disagree with the blurb below from RotoBaller about the new ballpark? RotoBaller Outlook "Calhoun took a step forward in 2019, but his production at the new Globe Life Field may disappoint. In 2019, his .524 SLG at one of baseball’s best parks for hitters was backed by just a .452 xSLG. That spells trouble for Calhoun’s ability to repeat a 40-home run pace, as 21 home runs in 83 games was. Given how much better his results were than his contact in 2019—he also only barreled up 16 baseballs, which should produce closer to 11 home runs than 21—even 30 homers could be difficult. Another issue is that if the Rangers decide to close their roof on hot days, balls will carry less than they did last year. The home run outlook is especially important because Calhoun offers nothing in stolen bases, little in batting average (even with 2019's improvement, he’s a .258 career hitter with a .251 xBA), and doesn’t have a great lineup around him as the Rangers put together a team wRC+ of just 88 last year. Some good news is that the trade of Nomar Mazara to the White Sox should mean fairly safe playing time for Calhoun. Nonetheless, with an ADP of 155, Calhoun isn’t coming at much of a discount for someone with a mere half-season of success under his belt. If he falls a round or two below that, you can start considering him, but give someone else the chance to be overly aggressive first."
  10. I'm good with the 7 you chose plus Bogaerts (I'm assuming he's maybe half his normal price?). But I'd also throw Adell in there, instead of Leclerc. Though I like Leclerc as a sleeper option with high upside at the closer position, there's no guarantee he doesn't continue to be volatile.
  11. Auction League (Keep 4) My options are the following: Gerrit Cole, SP ($30) Ozzie Albies, 2B ($27) Jesus Luzardo, RP currently ($15) Jose Ramirez, 3B ($10) Yordan Alvarez, DH ($1) Mike Soroka, SP ($1) Rhys Hoskins, 1B ($1) A few notes to consider. Pitchers normally go for an astronomical rate. Top 5 pitchers will go for as much as $55-60 every season. So Gerrit Cole is a no-brainer at $30. Then Jose Ramirez has been on my squad for a few years now and even though he slumped big time in the first half last season, he seems like a top 10 hitter when things are going right. Great value at $10. With a $300 budget, I'd like to keep things cheap after that. My gut is to go with both of the hot-name rookies, Soroka & Alvarez. I'm really impressed Soroka and his maturity at 22 years old. And while a lot of experts are screaming regression I'm not sure we've seen the best yet. And then with Alvarez, seems wrong to miss out on a future with a guy who hit 50 homers between Triple A & the major league last season. But unlike Soroka, I do worry a little about a sophomore slump from Alvarez and wonder if I'm underestimating the value of Albies. Second base is such a thin position and is it out the question that he transcends into a superstar on Acuna's level? Guys like Trout, Yelich, Acuna, etc. are price tagged at $50/$55. All in all, right now I'm keeping Cole, Ramirez, Alvarez & Soroka for $42. But would you do otherwise?
  12. No way am I sitting him. I don't think it's understood how talented Sutton is and just how impressive some of his catches have been. Now with Lock throwing him the ball, I expect him to finish the season strong.
  13. I really wouldn't pessimistic about McLaurin. I'm still treating him like a WR3 with upside ROS. His lack of productivity isn't surprising. He's balled out, for the most part against the Eagles, Cowboys, Bears and Dolphins (didn't play against the Giants) and still managed at least 40 yards against the gauntlet of Stephen Gilmore, Xavier Rhodes, Tre'davious White and the 49ers in the pouring rain. Now McLaurin plays the following pass defenses: Jets (7th worst) Lions (14th worst) Panthers (10th worst) Packers (solid pass defense) Eagles (6th worst) Giants (3rd worst) All Haskins has to do is get him the ball. I wouldn't worry about the Redskins running too much. They'll want Haskins to get comfortable.
  14. Here's my roster QB - Philip Rivers WR - Kenny Golladay WR - Courtland Sutton WR - Terry McLaurin RB - Saquon Barkley RB - Melvin Gordon TE - George Kittle W/R - David Montgomery BENCH QB - Jacoby Brissett BENCH RB - Matt Breida, Darrell Henderson BENCH WR - Diontae Johnson Recently lost Desean Jackson & Sterling Shepard to injury. Would you trade Breida to acquire Marquise Brown? I love Breida but obviously doesn't necessarily crack my lineup and I'm not sure how healthy Brown is. Marquise owner is also willing to throw in Foles after Brissett's injury, who has a good schedule down the stretch.
  15. Would DJ Moore be asking for too much? Besides Shepard, the team I am trading with has DJ Chark, Tyreek Hill, Brandin Cooks, DJ Moore. Understandably, Chark, Hill or Cooks would be asking too much, IMO.