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Ray Flowers 

Bryan Shisler - Bruce's surgery was relatively minor. He's already doing things all of the field. Got a good report today. Likely back in a couple weeks. I can do with him over Soriano at this point. Close, but can do.

Bryan Shisler 

Ray, someone dropped Jay Bruce. Obviously he has not played to the level he was drafted prior to the DL. What do you know about the recovery of type of surgery he had? I have Soriono on my bench with Kipnis using my only DL spot. Bench is small (2 SP/RP and 1 Other). Because I'm not playing Soriono now, would you drop him for Bruce and hold onto JayB for ROS or does JayB's injury drop him below the likes of Soriono playing in a hitters park? B

Ray Flowers 

Derek – I'm still not sold on a guy after 40 games. He's not gonna be a 50-130 guy, so we have to see. Let's not forget he's not used to playing 160 games. Personally, I would prefer Cano to Abreu, Just me. Abreu has walked seven times non intentionally. At some point that catches up to you. His avg. may never be better than right now. He has no speed. He has NO chance to keep up his 39 Percent fly ball rate. None. He actually hits fewer fly balls than the average. When his HR/F recedes, his value will diminish.

Ray Flowers 

Zebeck – Walden is hurt, Delebar is a nice arm but no role. This is really a 3 for 1, albeit with Tanaka being the only diff maker. STL continues to not wan to start Martinez killing his value. Hutchison has had a great start but pitches in AL East in a bad home ballpark. Collmenter is funky and successful, but very limited. I'll take Tanaka side - only diff maker in group.


Hi Ray, What is the Keeper Value for Jose Abreu? I am considering trading Cano for Abreu in a 10 team mixed keeper where keepers can be kept forever. I already have Miggy and Stanton and Hosmer. I know it's only been a month and a half, but Abreu looks like a great keeper. Thoughts?


Carlos Martinez, Hutchison, Collmenter and Odor for Tanaka, Walden, Delabar Which side? This is a Mixed roto 18 teams, 15 keepers.

Ray Flowers 

David B - The trade is OK, but it totally hinges on what Chavez. does. Don't forget he's never been this good and being that he's worked as an RP, there really is no way to predict. how he will hold up over 150, 180, 200 innings. I'd aim for a more established arm.

David B 

Hey Ray I unfortunately lost fernandez. Should i trade my rios for Kluber and Jesse Chavez?

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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