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Cashner and Bailey on the Move

Trade season kicked off with a couple of smaller moves over the weekend as Boston and Oakland bought in on a pair of once-solid arms trying to recapture their past glory. While the deadline isn’t loaded with top-flight players, we could still see a blockbuster trade period by volume. Of course, that second wildcard keeps a lot of teams thinking they are alive when they really aren’t legitimate contenders… lookin’ at you, San Francisco.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 716 – Unsung Heroes

7/15/19

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NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS, INJURIES, RUMORS (2:00)

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 715 – Fireside Chat: 2H Buy Low Candidates

7/12/19

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FIRESIDE CHAT

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Paul Sporer Chat – July 12th, 2019

The transcript is available below:

12:23

Paul Sporer: Hellllooo!! Welcome to my weekly chat. The All-Star break is officially over and it’s time for the second half!

12:25

Slamboni: AL only roto keeper: I’m in it this year but my pitching is hot trash. Guy offered me good keeper cost Berrios and Cole for very expensive Trout. My offense is pretty set…. Is that crazy?

12:26

Paul Sporer: Not crazy at all. That’s two aces in an AL Only and completely addresses your biggest need. That’s a yes for me

12:27

Guest: Al only roto Phegley or Roberto Perez

12:28

Paul Sporer: I’d lean Perez

12:28

Guest: Think Carrasco is back to 100% for next year?

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 714 – Bouncebacks & Fades

7/11/19

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Potential Deadline Beneficiaries

Mark Feinsand did a piece at MLB.com highlighting a player per position who could be dealt later this month, a good look at the early market that I recommend you read. What I’d like to do is look into the aftermath of those potential trades and highlight some guys who could fall into jobs. If you’re light on FAAB like I am in some leagues, you may consider acting early – especially with those who are almost certainly on the move – and scoop some of these guys in the coming weeks instead of waiting until August 1st.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 712 – July SP Rankings

7/2/19

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Paul meanders aimlessly discussing the painfully thin pool of pitching.

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July Starting Pitcher Rankings

I hate pitching.

OK, that’s not true, but it gets so thin so fast. I have Kyle Gibson in the top 50 for cryin’ out loud. I’m sure we’ve got a lot to talk about given that it opens up entirely after like, pitcher 25, so hit me up in the comments!

(Now with more Clev Dog!)

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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – June 28th, 2019

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11:58

Paul Sporer: Good afternoon, everyone! Let’s talk some baseball!!!

11:58

oswald2319: Luzardo went 5 innings last night, life is good!!!!

11:58

Paul Sporer: His debut is creeping closer and closer

11:58

Rahim: Hi, Paul. Is Hiura a must-add, or something less than that?

11:59

Paul Sporer: Must-add in all formats, IMO. Impact potential is massive

12:00

Alec Berg: Daniel Palka getting the call this week. Am I right to still be wary after his horrendous start to the year?

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 711 – Fireside Chat: The Blake Snell Situation

6/28/19

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FIRESIDE CHAT

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