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Start Latos against Texas tomorrow? Two straight wobbly starts recently after four straight brilliant ones ... but he did beat Texas earlier in the year, one run in six innings. Advice?
I drafted Kang. Even taking his injury into account, his projection is 58/18/64/4/.279 over 383 at bats. Obviously if he gets more at bats, which I think he will even if he only starts playing in May, he'll put up good numbers. Story is a free agent in this league. His projection is currently 70/14/59/19/.240, over 525 at bats. That's an upgrade in R and SB, a slight loss in HR and RBI, and a dip in AVG.
BUT ... Story's been tearing it up this spring. Is that projection low for him? Should I drop Kang and pick up Story? What is a realistic projection for Story? Your suggestions and reasoning are appreciated.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Apr 7, 2015 1:21 PM Flag
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. The Phillies are awful. How do you see Duffy panning out this year? A real diamond, or just a flash in the pan?
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Apr 7, 2015 1:19 PM Flag
I'd do that in a heartbeat. Kimbrel is by far and away the best closer in the game, and he's just been traded to the best pitchers' park in the majors. Castro isn't close to Ramirez. Samardzija isn't a big loss, as you have a ton of starting pitching (more, actually, than you need). Go for it before the other guy wakes up.
Duffy was terrific last year and Buchholz was awful (and destroyed three of my four teams early on). But Duffy has been mediocre at best in spring training and Buchholz just threw a gem last night. Thoughts, anyone?
So with Harper out until at least the all-star break, what are everyone's plans for him? Stash him on the DL? Drop him (if the can't cut list gets updated)? Trade him?
If you wanted to trade for Harper, what would you offer, knowing he's going to be out for half the season?
If you've got Harper, what would you ask for if you wanted to trade him?
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:58 AM Flag
I think you're better off with Gomez and Hosmer. If Gomez remains healthy, you're looking at .300-100-40-100-40. And I think this is going to be the year Hosmer finally lives up to his potential. While Freeman may win the NL batting crown, I think Myers is still a season away from true stardom.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:53 AM Flag
Well, I have Billy Hamilton, Everth Cabrera, Carlos Gomez, and Alex Rios, so there's 220 SB right there. As you say, you know what you're getting with Hunter, but Cabrera (when he's on) really can be an elite bat. It's a question of probabilities, I guess - how good are the chances that Cabrera will out-perform Hunter this year?
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:48 AM Flag
Dumbest I've seen this year was someone draft Matt Harvey in the second round, a week after it was announced that he was having another Tommy John surgery and would be out for the year.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:39 AM Flag
I'd take side B. I think Eaton and Miller are both going to have big breakout years. If Liriano stays healthy he'll have a great year too, but Crisp just doesn't quite measure up to the other three players in this trade.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:33 AM Flag
I wouldn't do it. In Kershaw and Harper, you may very well have the MVP and Cy Young winners. Miggy's fantastic, no doubt, but Cruz isn't that great.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Mar 29, 2014 12:31 AM Flag
Hill by far. If both players stay healthy, the only category Lawrie will win is steals, and even that will be close. Hill is a slugger, and he plays in a hitters' park.
- H. Mark B H. Mark B Jun 26, 2013 7:23 PM Flag
I agree, he's tough to move. I'm trying to sell past performance rather than current! If I can't hit the jackpot, then I'll lower my sights - Ryu is definitely on the list, along with the likes of Scherzer or Sanchez.
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