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    Stanton and Adam Jones/ Ryan Zimmerman trade

    by Jake Apr 1, 2013 10:47 PM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:51 AM Flag

    I wouldn't do it! I would never trade Stanton as he has more upside than Jones and personally I like Perez better than Wieters and even slotted in as a utility guy over Hill as Perez has the potential to be a .300 hitter and 20 home runs. I'd rather you keep Perez and see if you can trade Wieters and Frazier for Zimmerman which sounds like you're giving up a lot but in my opinion Perez is a better hitting catcher than Wieters and you're upgrading your 3B position. Although Jones is solid I can't ignore the fact that Stanton is a 40 HR 100 RBI threat with more upside and love how he's around .300 and WILL be better than Jones as he was last year. I would try and upgrade your 3B position as I'm not too confident in Frazier but I woudn't sacrifice Stantan AT ALL. DO NOT TRADE STANTON. Plus, I had Zimmerman last year and he's an injury risk and Perez is solid so if you can't get Zimmerman in that other trade I proposed I woudn't trade at all!!

  • Hey I'm a defending 10 team league champ in a mixed Roto league. I just picked up Rick Porcello up from the waiver wire. He's still available in 89% of leagues which is s surprise to me and will undoubtedly change real fast. I'm going out on a limb and gonna say this kid's gonna break out BIG this year. He just won the 5th starter spot, beating out Drew Smyly, who's no slouch. This kid was once a top prospect back in 2009 when he started the season with no minor league experience. I don't go by spring numbers too much but they are hard to ignore: 3.00 ERA, 15Ks, 0.75 WHIP and .....ZERO walks! That's right. He has a few years experience under his belt and he's only going to be 25 this year. He's on the AL defending champs with a stacked lineup to ensure him a ton of Wins. There's a reason why so many teams coveted him in trade talks this offseason and the Tigers wanting too much in return. He's removed the slider from his repitoire which was part of his problem, refined his delivery, and according to his catcher Alex Avila, his curve has become a legit "out" pitch so he's starting to miss bats which is also a good sign. He's got Mr. Verlander on his side and the most experienced baseball guy in Jim Leyland to guide him. The rotation competition reminds me of the Joba Chamberlain/Phil Hughes competition for 5th starter back in 2010 which Hughes won out and kept him going that year when he was one of the most dominating pitchers in the first half and won 18 games that year and Porcello was a slightly better prospect than Hughes. Grab this kid now before it's too late...he's looked sharp and has a nice support staff. Go with him over an unproven top prospect like Zack Wheeler or Dylan Bundy or Gerrit Cole or even Jose Fernandez who will all have innings limits, are unproven, and 3 of those 4 are on teams that won't get those pitchers the Ws. With improved stuff, experience under his belt, and a tremendous support staff the kid from Jersey's gonna break out BIG this year..mark my words.

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    Any of these scrubs worth #1 waiver?

    by Shark Apr 1, 2013 11:35 PM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:20 AM Flag

    I like Viciedo of all of those guys.

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    by six two Apr 1, 2013 11:35 PM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:19 AM Flag

    Do NOT trade Strasburg or go and get him if B is offered to you.

  • Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:17 AM Flag

    If I were you, I'd do what I just did and go pick up Rick Porcello and drop Jason Kubel. Go read the player page on Porcello and give me one reason why this kid is not poised to have a breakout year. I'm sure he's still available in your league. He was just named the Tigers 5th starter and had NO WALKS, a 3.00 era and 15 ks and impressed his catcher Alex Avila. Plus he beat out Drew Smyly for 5th spot and Smyly's no slouch. The kid was once rated a top prospect, has always had good control, and has been around since 2009. Plus he was coveted by a lot of teams this past offseason but the Tigers wanted too much for him. There's a reason why they did. Leyland has been around the game a while so I'm sure he knows something about this kid. He fixed his delivery and got rid of his slider from his repitoire which supposedly was holding him back while he perfected his curve which Avila says has become a legit "out" pitch. Plus he's on the AL defending champs in a stacked lineup so expect a lot of wins from him. He's also got a guy named Justin to guide him so everything's pointing in the right direction for him. I don't care for Kubel too much and would never consider him for fantasy. I'm sorry to hear about the lack of availabilty of RPs but Chris Perez on the Indians is an injury risk so Pestano might see save opportunities but if not keep an eye on the player updates and grab a closer when one becomes available and who will be around for the rest of the season if the main closer goes down with injury. Keep Werth...he's found new life as a leadoff hitter so is a good backup but I don't like Kubel...I'm also not sure of Simmons he's too raw but good as a backup and to stash for when he gets hot. Hold onto Machado too. You're pitching staff looks good but I'm telling you to grab Porcello because he's gonna have a big year. Good luck!

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    Would you trade Mariano Rivera for Mark Trumbo?

    by ScottA Apr 2, 2013 1:29 AM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:05 AM Flag

    The guy who gets Trumbo wins. Multiposition eligibility plus a ton of protection in that stacked lineup giving you points on a daily basis always wins a save and Ks and quality innings on average every two days. You could find saves on the waiver wire in some way I'm sure and closers change quite often during the season. Not to discount the reliability of Mariano but unless you have no other RP options to get you saves I'd rather have Trumbo's power and production in my lineup every day.

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    Adam Jones or Bryce Harper

    by Peter Apr 2, 2013 1:25 AM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 2:00 AM Flag

    Tough one...The safe bet is Jones. Don't let one day of 2 HRs by Harper influence your decision. There's no question that Harper has more upside but Jones has also been getting better every year and is still young. This is his age 27 season..the magical year players tend to really break out. Harper still has the sophomore jinx to grapple with if you believe in that despite his dismissal of such a superstition and patters of other rookie studs in the past (i.e. Jason Heyward and Gordon Beckham who has been "left back" in his sophomore year for 3 years now despite high celing upside and high prospect rating) . In Head to Head leagues you will get more consistency out of Jones but feel free to roll your dice and get a bigger payoff with this kid.

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    Jackie bradley or ?

    by dylan Apr 2, 2013 1:45 AM
    Steve Steve Apr 2, 2013 1:52 AM Flag

    Go with Victorino...the guy has experience in intense home crowds in Philly and LA and you know you are at least gonna get SBs and Runs out of him if nothing else. The guy is intense and will fit in Boston well. Everyone's gotta calm down with Bradley...WAYYYY to early to predict long-term success for the year. Everyone's gonna be dropping him in a month or so. Not everyone can thrive in the AL East...My money's on the Hawaiian.

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    Please Help. Strasburg trade

    by Big Game James May 16, 2012 1:23 PM
    Steve Steve May 16, 2012 1:55 PM Flag

    I wouldn't do this trade at all...stick with the other one where you're getting Butler as your 1B...

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    Please Help. Strasburg trade

    by Big Game James May 16, 2012 1:23 PM
    Steve Steve May 16, 2012 1:54 PM Flag

    I would go with the first offer dude...don't invest in Utley in a keeper league...he's too fragile and you're getting Braun in the first trade who is proven and established as far as his power and speed potential whereas Harper in the second trade could take years to show his power on a consistent basis. FIRST OFFER.

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    by Matthew M Mar 21, 2010 1:57 PM
    Steve Steve Mar 21, 2010 5:40 PM Flag

    I would see if Asdrubal Cabrera is avaiable for your SS position. He went undrafted in my other fantasy league and Everth is a hit or miss because he's young but if there's no other viable options give him a shot. Do NOT trade Sandoval and Cain for Hanley!!! You're giving up a Type A starting pitcher and a Type A 1b/3b for him and even though you'll have a MVP-caliber SS you will be giving up too much. Hanley tends to be injury prone as well and it would be a shame if he spends any time on the DL and you lose the points form Cain and Sandoval.

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