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    Dynasty Advice - 20 Team

    by Brock W Jul 26, 2016 12:52 AM
    Brock W Brock W Jul 26, 2016 3:41 PM Flag

    Yeah, those are all guys that I'm certainly willing to let go. Best prospect available right now, my opinion, is probably Alen Hanson from the Pirates. I kind of like Burns and Garcia, but they're moveable. Garcia is batting .300, and Burns had RotY votes last year. I was hoping for some speed from him. Highest pre-ranked FA - David Wright (DL), then Ben Paulsen (NA). Highest pre-ranked active FA - Alexei Ramirez. Highest currently ranked players - Matt Joyce, Sean Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki. There's really nothing out there. Thanks for the reply.

  • Keep our entire rosters. 10 regular stats + OBP & HLD.

    Right now, I'm targeting youth, as I suppose you always should with a dynasty team. But, I'm also targeting speed, saves and holds, the cheap counting stats. And, I'm also attempting to sell on the last couple of years of Jeff Samardzija and Adam Jones so that I can get a real replacement for one of them. I'll show you my roster, and you tell me how you think I can improve, players I could target, whatever you want. I'm currently in 3rd place, 2nd in my division out of 20 teams.

    C - Cameron Rupp
    1B - Freddie Freeman
    2B - Rougned Odor
    3B - Daniel Murphy
    SS - Manny Machado
    OF1 - Giancarlo Stanton
    OF2 - Adam Jones
    OF3 - Rajai Davis
    Util - Jarrod Dyson, Devon Travis
    Bench - Byron Buxton, Pedro Alvarez, Darwin Barney, Billy Burns, Greg Garcia, Didi Gregorius,
    DL - Kyle Schwarber, Jorge Soler
    NA - Willy Adames, Matt Chapman, Reese McGuire, Lewis Brinson
    SP1 - Madison Bumgarner
    SP2 - Max Scherzer
    RP1 - Zach Britton
    RP2 - Cody Allen
    P - Stephen Strasburg, Dellin Betances, Mychal Givens, Jeff Samardzija
    DL - Hyun-Jin Ryu, Taijuan Walker
    NA - Anderson Espinoza

  • Get: David Ortiz, Jedd Gyorko
    Give: Jeff Samardzija, Devon Travis, James Paxton

    The reason I'm considering the offer is due to my already excellent pitching staff and an offense that's been under-performing. Not sure I want to spend that kind of jack on a guy that's only going to play a few more years though.

    C - Trevor Brown
    1B - Freddie Freeman
    2B - Rougned Odor
    3B - Daniel Murphy
    SS - Manny Machado
    OF - Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones, Billy Burns
    Util - Adam Duvall, Jarrod Dyson
    Bench - Byron Buxton, Pedro Alvarez, Jorge Soler, Darwin Barney, Devon Travis, Didi Gregorious
    DL - Cody Asche, Andrelton Simmons
    NA - Reese McGuire, Lewis Brinson, Willy Adames, Matt Chapman
    SP1 - Madison Bumgardner
    SP2 - Max Scherzer
    RP1 - Cody Allen
    RP2 - Zach Britton
    P1 - Stephen Strasburg
    P2 - Dellin Betances
    P3 - Taijuan Walker
    P4 - Jeff Samardzija
    Bench - James Paxton, Mychal Givens
    DL - Manny Banuelos
    NA - Anderson Espinoza

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    Dynasty Deal, which side??

    by Patrick Mar 19, 2016 11:37 AM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 19, 2016 5:16 PM Flag

    Sale, no doubt.

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    Altuve AND dee gordon?

    by Dkel Mar 19, 2016 1:02 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 19, 2016 5:15 PM Flag

    You don't need both of those guys to win a lot of steal matchups. However, if you don't spend one of your top picks on power and RBI, you can quickly lose those categories.

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    Bryant for Sano & Cole in a Keeper League?

    by Eddie Mar 18, 2016 8:30 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 19, 2016 3:51 PM Flag

    Is Cole going to do for your pitching staff what Bryant can do for your offense? Is Sano going to do what Bryant can do offensively. Bryant is the best player in the deal. And you've got the best pitching in the league. What do you need another pitcher for? Don't get me wrong, I'd take Cole over Odor. But Bryant and Odor Sano and Cole.

  • Consider the three in a 20 team dynasty with OBPS.

    Who's got more value right now? Who's got the best future?

    Now - Probably David Peralta
    Future - Soler/Piscotty?

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    Soler or Piscotty

    by Jimmy H Mar 18, 2016 10:48 AM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 19, 2016 3:44 PM Flag

    As a guy that has Soler... and Schwarber... I wish I could tell you that Soler has more value, but he doesn't. He'll get at least 1 start every 5 when Schwarber handles catching duties. And he'll probably handle some left-handed pitching because Schwarber can't hit it. I'm not sure what kind of playing time Piscotty has, but it gives me an idea for a trade proposal in my dynasty league.

  • Anyone believe in the second half hype?

    In a 20 team dynasty, where we've got 5 NA spots for prospects, he's one of the best bests for "sleeper" that I found.

  • In a 20-team H2H "dynasty" league, would you rather have

    A. Byron Buxton
    B. Zack Greinke and Evan Gattis

    I'm leaving out my roster because I want to know what people think in terms of overall value, not specifically to my team. I can provide my roster if it would assist you though.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Keep Schwarber or Fielder

    by Devin W Mar 15, 2016 9:03 AM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 15, 2016 12:23 PM Flag

    Eh... Fielder isn't going to hit 40 homers again. But, Schwarber probably isn't going to hit .300 any time soon. I guess I'd say Schwarber due to age and position scarcity. And who knows, maybe you find a really good deal on a catcher during your draft. Switch him to OF or Util. He can't hit lefties, but he did put up 16 homers in... 220 ABs? Compare that to Fielder in 600. Plus, Schwarber's OPS was actually .001 higher than Fielder last year. Believe that one?

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    Carrasco or Felix

    by Dewel Mar 14, 2016 6:41 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 15, 2016 5:27 AM Flag

    I don't know if I trust Carrasco like I do Felix, but Felix seems to be showing some age or just slowing down or... He's not quite "King" any more. I'm not sure why you're taking a pitcher, but hey... I guess I would go with Carrasco. He doesn't have the mileage that Felix does. More upside to the pick.

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    park (minnesota)

    by lauri_58801 Mar 14, 2016 6:14 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 15, 2016 5:23 AM Flag

    Isn't Hyun-soo like 1 for 25...

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    Rate my Team please?

    by Anthony Mar 14, 2016 8:39 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 15, 2016 2:39 AM Flag

    I feel like you should have a better 2nd starter than Wainwright, but the offense is nice as long as Tulo holds up. Is Pedro Alvarez available in this league? He's a decent bet to be at least .230 and 25-30 HR, 80 RBI. Things go well, I bet .250, 35 HR, 100 RBI. I'd probably drop Soler immediately. He's supposed to share time with Schwarber in left, and get less time than Schwarber. I'm not real excited by anyone that you listed from the list of available SP. Have a look at a prospect list. Maybe a guy like Taijuan Walker breaks through this year? The end of your pitching rotation intrigues me. Could go well. Could go very badly.

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    Carlos Correa or Nolan Arenado?

    by Christopher Mar 14, 2016 8:22 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 15, 2016 2:30 AM Flag

    I'm with the crew that says drop Price. He's older and he can't help you when it comes to saves. That means he's only valuable in 5 categories at most. Arenado, Correa, and Trout can probably all do that as well, if not be valuable in all 6 offensive categories.

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    Completed Dynasty Trade - Thoughts?

    by Brock W Mar 14, 2016 2:11 AM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 14, 2016 11:49 PM Flag

    27 home runs is a lot to lose from Gattis. And I think he could probably hit 30-35. Sure, Scherzer will be better than Greinke, and I did get a much needed closer, but just because Buxton is one of the best prospects in baseball, that doesn't mean #$%$ for his MLB career.

    Ultimately, I guess Scherzer Greinke, and Britton Castro (at least on my roster), so I shouldn't be too concerned about Buxton vs Gattis. I'm just going to miss the HR.

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    Keeper Advice: Justin Upton or Adam Jones?

    by Trevor R Mar 14, 2016 5:21 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 14, 2016 11:46 PM Flag

    For the last 3-4 years, I would have told you Jones. After last year, I'd tell you Upton. And I traded Upton for Jones at the beginning of last season in my dynasty league, dammit!

  • 20 teams, H2H, standard + OBP & HLDs. Keep entire rosters one season to the next.

    Give: Greinke, Gattis, Castro
    Get: Max Scherzer, Zach Britton, Byron Buxton

    Current Roster....
    C – Kyle Schwarber
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Daniel Murphy
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Starlin Castro
    OF1 – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF2 – Adam Jones
    OF3 – Billy Burns
    Util1 – Evan Gattis
    Util2 – Jarron Dyson
    Bench – Rougned Odor, Devon Travis, Jorge Polanco, Pedro Alvarez, Andrelton Simmons
    NA – Lewis Brinson
    SP1 – Madison Bumgarner
    SP2 – Zack Greinke
    RP1 – Cody Allen
    RP2 – Dellin Betances
    P1 – Stephen Strasburg
    P2 – Jeff Samardzija
    P3 – Taijuan Walker
    P4 – James Paxton
    Bench – Mychal Givens
    NA – Andersin Espinoza

    I paid a little bit for a closer. I needed one. Britton is pretty good. And, I bet on Scherzer being a little younger and in a better ball-park than Greinke. More strike-outs. I think I probably overpaid on Byron Buxton, hoping that he'll be close to as good as Carlos Correa. I'd probably move Machado to SS, Murphy to 3B, and Odor to 2B to fill the hole behind Castro. Alvarez serves as a good power option behind Freeman and on utility. Lots of depth in the infield. In the outfield, it's a little thin now that the trade is done. I dunno'. What do you think?

  • Get - Mike Trout, Ken Giles
    Give - Freddie Freeman, Rougner Odor, Adam Jones, Jorge Soler, Jeff Samardzija.

    Current Roster (20 teams).................
    C – Kyle Schwarber
    1B – Freddie Freeman
    2B – Daniel Murphy
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Starlin Castro
    OF1 – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF2 – Adam Jones
    OF3 – Billy Burns
    Util1 – Evan Gattis
    Util2 – Jarron Dyson
    Bench – Rougned Odor, Devon Travis, Andrelton Simmons, Jorge Polanco, Adam Duvall
    NA – Pedro Alvarez
    SP1 – Madison Bumgarner
    SP2 – Zack Greinke
    RP1 – Cody Allen
    RP2 – Dellin Betances
    P1 – Stephen Strasburg
    P2 – Jeff Samardzija
    P3 – Taijuan Walker
    P4 – James Paxton
    Bench – Mychal Givens

    So, say I make the deal, Murphy slides to first. Got a race (Odor vs Travis) at 2nd base and a lesser race at SS (Castro vs Simmons). I'd try and get an old slugger like David Ortiz with one of the losers or a little extra. Get enough saves to compete after that. Just patiently wait on a break-out from Walker or Paxtion. Seems legit, right? Pick up a couple guys from my draft or waivers because there wouldn't be a lot of depth left over.

    On the other hand. I'm not exactly steeaaaling Giles if I give up Samardzija for him. I certainly have a need for Giles, but the other fellow only has him to close, so he wants to keep him. And, if you add up Freeman, Jones, Odor and Soler, you've got 70 HR last year. Freeman, Odor and Soler all have room to grow. Jones can rebound. Other guy has 0 first basemen. Maaaaybe Trout hits 50 HR.

    Anyway, I'll shutup. What do you think?

  • Reply to

    what is a dynasty league

    by Norman Mar 2, 2016 2:40 PM
    Brock W Brock W Mar 2, 2016 3:10 PM Flag

    Managers keep (generally) their entire roster from one season to the next.

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