Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- TK from LA TK from LA Jul 13, 2014 1:33 PM Flag
Yeah? Well, what happens if your current first 5 1st baseman all go on the DL or switch to soccer? What then? That is why I always go 6-deep at each position.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 28, 2014 3:26 PM Flag
Granderson is death in BA leagues. In a very deep OBP league, or OPS league, he has a little value. But outside of NL-only or 15 teams or more, he is waiver material. Trout, meanwhile, is incredible.
You want to know what it takes to get Trout? In my 12 team, 8-keeper league, I dealt Bautista, Carlos Gomez and Cliff Lee to get Trout.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 9, 2014 6:06 PM Flag
I hear 'ya, David. I participate in 10-team, NL only league. Turner is not going to take time from Uribe once Uribe gets healthy, since Uribe is premium defensive player. I think Harrison still plays some against lefties, either at 3B (in place of Alvarez), or a few games in RF. He may start 2x per week once Polanco comes up. I would dump Turner and replace him with Valbuena, since Valbuena (1) plays, (2) gets on base (his BB rate is astonishing), (3) qualifies at a ton of positions, (4) hits in a decent spot in the order, and (5) plays in a good hitter's park.
- Reply to TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PMTK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 8:50 PM Flag
Of course there is a point. The debate over Hammel's good start led to two very contrary positions:
The argument that his career ERA meant he should not be owned, and the evidence from those who rely on advanced stats like FIP and xFIP, pointing out that he was a decent candidate to be productive, particularly in light of the move from the AL East to the NL Central.
And I guess you thought that the topic was worthwhile, since you commented on it - no?
- Reply to TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PMTK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 8:48 PM Flag
You already received elite pitching for 1/3 of the season. You get a free Porsche, don't #$%$ about it not being a convertible.
- TK from LA by TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:49 PM Flag
Hammel has posted 6 W, 62 K's, 2.78 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. Yes, zero-point-eight-freaking-seven WHIP. He is currently ranked as the 31st best player in fantasy baseball - not starting pitchers, or pitchers, but all fantasy baseball. He is currently ranked the 10th best SP'er in fantasy baseball, ahead of guys like Wacha, Sonny Gray, Mad-Bum, Scherzer, Beckett and on and on.
Will he continue at that elite level? Who freaking cares? You get an elite-level SPer off the FA wire, if you know what to look for, instead of using an 8th round selection. Yeah, FIP and xFIP, league change, etc. - use the information.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:34 PM Flag
Who produces more - Cutch + Hunter or Melky + Pence? I say the former, since they are likely to finish the year with a combined 40 HR, 200 R, 35 SB, 170 RBI, .300 average. I think Melky and Pence give lower SB, R and BA, and are not going to surpass the HR and RBI totals by much.
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:30 PM Flag
Kinsler is the best player in the trade. Non-keeper, so Kuroda's age and Altuve's youth are meaningless. Team B wins since "whoever gets the best player in a deal - dual league, 12 teams or less - wins the trade."
- TK from LA TK from LA Jun 2, 2014 6:28 PM Flag
The Lucroy/Peralta side wins this trade so massively, and given that you are involved in running both teams, that I suspect a veto would follow the deal. Unless you are also the commissioner, I guess.
- Reply to Mick T May 30, 2014 9:36 PMTK from LA TK from LA May 31, 2014 9:15 PM Flag
Trout did not really get hot last year until the middle of May. From May 14 to the end of 2013, he posted astonishing numbers: 85 R, 21 HR, 72 RBI, 94 BB, .337/.459/.577.
Oh, and he is now 22 years old. He is the same age as college seniors.
So, no, I don't find his "trends" troubling. I find his trend in hitting HR's, scoring R's, driving in runs, and stealing bases to be quite favorable.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 21, 2014 4:14 PM Flag
Dozier is a 5-category middle infielder. Is Tanaka a 5-category pitcher? Dozier is batting .263, but his BA in May is .324, and he walks a ton, so he gets on base, scores runs, steals bases, hits HR's, will drive in 75 runs.
Add Richards to that deal - a guy who deals 96-97 mph with very high K potential?
Jesus, I would take that deal in a microsecond. Richards is not as good as Tanaka. Okay.
And Dozier is a hundred zillion times better than a FA.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 20, 2014 7:10 PM Flag
Lower to the ground. They lowered the mound after 1968 and the "year of the pitcher," from 15" to 10" and the proposal is now to lower it even more. Some studies show that the elevated mound puts more stress on the elbow.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 20, 2014 6:03 PM Flag
I have a dual league, keeper team with 12 teams, 8 keepers (declining to 6 next year), and would never trade Trout - ever. With just 4 keepers, don't look to protect a pitcher. Sorry, just don't where a Jose Fernandez appears on the FA wire week 1 in 2013, or a Darvish or Tanaka is in the open draft, or Scherzer suddenly just "finds it," and where pitcher injuries are killer.
Freaking .... killer. Ask Strasberg, Fernandez, Wainwright, etc. owners over the past several years.
You will never get a player as good as Mike Trout again. Tulo is great ... but is entering his 30's in October. He is injury prone. (Knock on freaking wood - I have him in my keeper league.) He will not steal 30+ bases like Trout. He probably will not hit as many HR's over the next 3 seasons as Trout.
So, no, I don't deal Trout, unless I get maybe Goldschmidt and McCutchen in return.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 20, 2014 5:55 PM Flag
Pirates fan here. Grilli will get the job back, eventually though probably not right away. Last year, when Grilli came off the DL, he pitched the 7th inning, then the 8th, before returning to the closer role. But make no mistake - Grilli will be the closer inside of 3 weeks.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 20, 2014 5:49 PM Flag
Bauer was dealing at 95 mph with a nasty 4-pitch repertoire his first start this season, is a quality arm, so I start him. Every pitcher - Kershaw to Koufax to Gibson to Cy Young - has clunkers, but believing you can predict a clunker is overly optimistic, I think. Case in point: Nostradaumus sucked at fantasy baseball.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 20, 2014 5:44 PM Flag
He brutalized my mixed-league team, involving 12 teams and MI position so positional scarcity is an issue, until I finally just jettisoned him. I did benefit from his 2 HR, 6 RBI game prior to releasing him, since he started that day. However, in my NL-only league, with MI position, I cannot release him. He rides the pine, but if I release him, I GUARANTEE he is picked up the next day and when he gets hot, I get screwed.
- TK from LA TK from LA May 19, 2014 7:10 PM Flag
He is likely in line for holds, if that is a category. But Rosenthal deals at 98 mph, and blew a save yesterday only because Matheny thought it a good idea to use him in a 4th straight game. The 3 prior games - 3 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 5 K's, 0 R, 3 saves,