Daily Trends: July 11th
Tim Lincecum is on a roll. Will he be smart and just not pitch to Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt so he can continue to have success? Will Anibal Sanchez continue to dominate the Royals? Will Ray Flowers continue to binge watch 24: Live Another Day?Here are the BVP matchups for Friday, July 11th.
* NOTE: Players are listed in alphabetical order for the sake of making them easily sortable/findable. The matchups are also generated based on Batter vs. Pitcher data. Just because a player is not listed does not mean that he is a bad or good play. The players listed below are mentioned merely because of the BVP data for the matchup.
Darren Graham - At this point, think you have to keep Calhoun. He's been killing it the last month, scoring a run per game, and hitting.
Hello Ray, With Trumbo being activated from the DL, I need to drop an outfielder. Who do you like more going forward: Calhoun or Yelich? I see that you have them ranked fairly close in the July rankings thanks!
Miguel Enguidanos - I dont give guys away in trades. You dont want to hand the competition free guys. Be careful with that. As for the pitchers, my rankings are right here - top 100 SPs ranked: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/rankings.php - Obviously down arrows for Cole/Wilson who are on DL. I would drop Cole of the two. MB, Gallardo, Santana are all moderate options who could be dealt. However, going to relievers and hoping for wins, not a good plan.
Richard Costa - At this point I'd go Wright. He's been hitting very well the past two weeks, thinking he's finally getting healthy and on track.
Christopher Backhaus - Long away away in the DR! Miller is lost. Wrote about him here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/articles/flowers/18785/mlb-week-15-mailbag/ . I wrote about Duffy there too. I would prefer Lynn/Weaver as well. Miller is so messed up, I just dont want to give up two arms and get him back.
Hi Ray, as we have discussed trading has been difficult. I have 49 starts left for my SPs this season with 2.5 months to go. I'm thinking I should just try to give some of these guys away in trades. Who would you keep for the rest of the season out of Fister, Cueto, CJ Wilson, Gallardo, Buehrle, E. Santana, G. Cole. Cole and Wilson are on DL for now but I only have one DL. It is a 12 team 5x5 roto. I'm in 2nd. My thinking is to get rid of Buehrle, Gallardo and Santana and fill in with some guys who will not start but get me strikes and maybe even wins. Thoughts?
Morning Ray. Received an offer to swap 3Bs. I have Ryan Zimmerman and I was offered David Wright straight up. You have them ranked back-to-back as of July 1, do you have any further thoughts? If they are equally ranked, I might counter and have him through in a reliever (HDs) since he seems to prefer Zimmerman.
Hello Ray, Morning from Dominican Republic! Got this trade offer: Get: Alex Rios + Shelby Miller Send: Cliff Lee + Duffy What you think? The other side has also Lynn/Weaver which I prefer than Miller, but the other team is not willing to trade Lynn. Curreny Team, H2H: Lucroy, Chisenhall, Pedroia, Andrus, Stanton, Cespedes, Marte, Hunter, P. Alvarez, Arenado, Edwind (DL). Yu, Shields, Kluber, Burnett, Hudson, Odorizzi, Duffy, Lee (DL), Wilson (DL), Holland, Melancon, Hawkins. Also, looking to add Ozuna. Should I drop Hunter, Alvarez, Arenado or Chisenhall? I have get Rios, I am willing to hold Alvarez to offset his low avg. Thanks for your input.
I've been offered Ryan Braun for Johnny Cueto. I'm dominating pitching right now (have Kershaw & Wainwright) but woeful in hitting. In a normal year this would be a good sell high-buy low deal but I don't want to just give up my pitching edge for an injury-plagued OF. Can Braun get it turned around in the second half? Or should I counter for someone else on his team like Dozier or Longoria?
Mark Lathrop - Cueto has been so amazing, I'd try to get more. The deal is OK on paper, top SP for top OF, but Braun hasn't exactly been the most productive guy , and further, all those injuries are more of an issue for me. Ultimately I would turn it down. Dozier has predictably slowed, and Longoria just can't seem to put it all together. I wouldn't deal Cueto for either of those two 1 for 1.
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