Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 4/2/2019

The chat is complete. All hail the chat.

3:56
Brad Johnson: We’ll kick off in a few minutes. Let’s talk some actual baseball.

3:57
Brad Johnson: PS I love the Socrates Brito acquisition for the Blue Jays. That’s probably who the Giants should have nabbed instead of paying for Kevin Pillar.

4:02
Brad Johnson: Ok, I’m back. Headphones on, 90s playlist selected, let’s roll.

4:02
Mmm Mmm Good: Peter Alonso is a Top-5 1B.  Fight me.

4:03
Brad Johnson: Goldy, Votto, Hoskins, Freeman, Rizzo in no particular order

4:03
Brad Johnson: I win

4:04
Brad Johnson: Belly, Carp, Olson pretty easy picks too if you allow that Carp shouldn’t be playing a non-1B locale.

4:04
Brad Johnson: But, your point stands. It feels like there’s a case he could be next best after the biggest names. Around Aguilar, Santana, Abreu, White (gasp), and others

4:05
Brad Johnson: We’ll see how it shakes out.

4:05
zurzles: Best Murphy replacement in standard 5×5: Asdrubal, Wong, McNeil, Hampson (once eligible)? Not hunting any specific categories

4:05
Brad Johnson: I’d lean boring Asdrubal without knowing more

4:06
Brad Johnson: You’re getting a lot of mid-lineup PA there. The others are part timers with hope for an expanding role. I’m not in on some wacky Wong breakout.

4:06
Brad Johnson: Not yet anyway.

4:06
April Showers: After recent moves, do any of these OFs interest you in 12 tm leagues: Tauchman, Alford, McKinney, Pillar?

4:07
Brad Johnson: I have my eye on Tauchman, but I think Gardner and Frazier are the biggest OF beneficiaries. He’ll really need to make a lot of a few opportunities. So I’d look at him in deeper formats more.

4:07
Brad Johnson: McKinney is the closest to relevant

4:08
Brad Johnson: And I always try a few Pillar shares in April. He seems to start fast before fading.

4:08
Brad Johnson: But these are emergency patches, not true 12-team rosterable players.

4:08
Don Juan: Frankie Montas or Eduardo Rodriquez?

4:08
Brad Johnson: ERod, definitely.

4:08
April Showers: Ketel Marte was dropped in my 12 tm OPS league. Are you a believer in his improvements? 2B/SS/OF eligibility would be clutch on the bench.

4:08
Brad Johnson: Big believer, must own

4:09
Bill: Did Sandy Alcantara’s performance change your outlook for him this season? More than NL-only add?

4:09
Brad Johnson: No. What’s the best case scenario? He’s an above average pitcher, has to face 4 really good NLE lineups all the time, and has no run support?

4:09
Joe joe: 10tm H2H 5×5 dynasty have two offers. PCorbin for my Abreu and Cole&CBurnes for my Arenado. Staff is Paddack, Snell, Buehler, Carrasco, Musgrove, Glasnow, Ray and Pablo Lopez. Have Goldie, Manny, Muncy and Donaldson as other corners. Do either of these?

4:10
Brad Johnson: I like the Corbin swap a lot

4:10
Brad Johnson: No way I’m touching the Arenado concept

4:10
Brad Johnson: That’s at least one Gerrit Cole short.

4:11
Mmm Mmm Good: Astudillo is a Top-10 catcher.  Fight me.

4:11
Brad Johnson: How are we defining this. He’s not top 10 at actually being a catcher. As a fantasy eligible C, I’m not inclined to stand in your way (i.e. I mostly agree once he gets the opportunities)

4:12
OF depth: How worthy is Pillar as an NL only waiver wire add?  He’s at least starting everyday in CF for the Giants, correct?

4:12
Brad Johnson: Pretty useful accumulator

4:12
Brad Johnson: Could even be a near-top of the order guy

4:12
Daro: Would you drop Cesar Hernandez for Yoan Moncada? H2H 12 teams. C Hernandez is my starter

4:12
Brad Johnson: I wouldn’t personally, but that’s probably a push

4:12
JGC: Hi Brad! Should I cut Brian Dozier? I have Muncy and Carpenter and want to chase upside pitching. Thanks!

4:13
Brad Johnson: Treat it like a trade. If you think the pitcher you’re getting is better than Dozier, you can do it. I’m expecting a pretty sharp rebound though.

4:13
Yandy Man: I’ve searched all over but can’t find any news of the Rays working to improve Yandy’s swing/launch angle since the trade. Are you aware of anything? They have to be trying, right?

4:14
Brad Johnson: No, they specifically acquired him to mash fly ball pitchers. Yandy has a successful approach, and it’s not obvious anything can be done to change it. With most hitters, you’re trying to shift the angle upward slight, not go full out Trevor Story.

4:14
Brad Johnson: Elvis Andrus and Ender Inciarte are pretty good examples

4:15
kobrien: I know Giolito has done this to us before, but worth a speculative grab. Not starting this week, but better to be a week early, right?

4:16
Brad Johnson: I can’t say I’m especially excited so I wouldn’t be rushing is shallower formats.

4:16
Mmm Mmm Good: The Orioles are a Top-3 team.  Well….no.  They’re not.  Nevermind.

4:16
Catcher in the Rye: Cervelli is doing not much for the Buccos.  What are your thoughts on Elias Diaz getting some major AB’s once activated of the IL?

4:16
Brad Johnson: Let’s calm the hell down people

4:16
Big Tuna: What do you make of the Padres OF situation? Reyes has huge upside and is off to a slot start. Margot has never quite lived up to the hype. Renfroe and Franchy are waiting in the wings. How do you think this ends up?

4:17
Brad Johnson: Reyes is going to be given every opportunity to run with the job.

4:16
Orbit: Need a MI streamer for tonight in an AVG and OPS league. Flores, Pinder, Ahmed, Galvis, Starlin, or someone else not listed?

4:17
Brad Johnson: Gimme a cleanup hitter – Castro or Flores

4:18
3 Lindors Down: Since Tatis Jr was on the opening day roster, will he be next in line for an early extension?

4:18
Brad Johnson: Next up are Tatis, Vladito, and Bichette in some order

4:18
Brad Johnson: of the youngin’s

4:18
Carl: OK to cut Hunter Greene in all but the deepest leagues?

4:18
Brad Johnson: *nods

4:19
reardon: If you’re sifting through early season numbers to find out if someone has made a change in skill level, what do you look at? For pitchers: whiffs, velocity, movement? For hitters: exit velocity, swing rates, pull %?

4:19
Brad Johnson: Pretty much nothing to look at for hitters this early besides visually scouting ab’s

4:20
Brad Johnson: Pitchers you’re looking for velocity and pitch usage for the most part

4:20
Brad Johnson: Whiffs aren’t very informative unless you also scout the start

4:20
Minor leaguers: Are they any current minor leaguers you see having a fantasy impact in a deep NL only league?  Senzel is too easy, dig much deeper please – thanks.

4:20
Brad Johnson: Fun question, but I’ll need to think about it a moment

4:21
Brad Johnson: Ok I have a few

4:22
Brad Johnson: Rough start to that exercise, the entire NLE is barren besides maybe Roman Quinn if 3 OFers hit the IL ahead of him

4:22
Brad Johnson: Mark Zagunis is fringe interesting in a part time role

4:23
Brad Johnson: Cole Tucker and Ke’Bryan Hayes look like they’ll be ready to contribute this year.

4:23
Brad Johnson: Hayes is definitely head and shoulders above Kang/Moran, but they might serve to block him

4:23
Brad Johnson: Tucker has no such impediment, but he’s less likely to force the issue

4:24
Brad Johnson: Ildemaro Vargas is one of the best/readiest Fringe Five guys

4:24
Brad Johnson: That Alex Verdugo guy. Have you heard of him?

4:25
Brad Johnson: Connor Joe probably doesn’t count. But Connor Joe! Maybe Breyvic Valera if he could hit his way out of a wet paper bag

4:25
Snakebite: Christian Walker for real?  Will playing time continue enough at 1B?

4:26
Brad Johnson: He’s going to start against all LHP. I dunno if “real” is good descriptor. He does in fact exist. I also don’t see much talent. Classic Quad-A profile.

4:26
yojiveself: I have miggy as by 1st baseman.  its kinda boring to own him but i’d be crazy to cut him for Voit, right?  I have Voit as my Util and could sub in Muncy

4:27
Brad Johnson: I’m confused. I don’t know why I picked this one because I don’t know how to respond to you having and not having Voit.

4:27
Brad Johnson: Seems like they should all co-exist nicely

4:27
Bobo: Astudillo hasn’t played much. Nellie Cruz seems to clog DH. Better option in deep league: Barnhart, Zunino, C Kelly, Mejia. Please rank.

4:27
Brad Johnson: Barnhart, Zunino/Astudillo, others

4:28
Brad Johnson: Be patient, he’ll hit too much to sit.

4:28
Canned Peanuts: What kind of production will Robles need to have in the first month to move out of the 9 hole (assuming no injuries)?

4:28
Brad Johnson: .270/.345/.425?

4:28
Brad Johnson: Another “please be patient” scenario

4:28
Josh: How do you value some low cost prospects (like Whitley, Senzel, Bichette, Hiura, etc) in ottoneu?

4:29
Brad Johnson: If I have them, I’m asking for a top tier stud straight up.

4:29
Brad Johnson: Like a $40-60 player guy with the full loan

4:29
Brad Johnson: If the other guy has ’em, I don’t want them

4:29
Brad Johnson: That’s just me

4:29
Matt W: Major exhale on Lindor. Can I survive with Semien and Adames in a points league until he returns?

4:29
Brad Johnson: Semien, yes. Adames… maybe not.

4:29
Alex: When do you think the A’s will call up Luzardo, and what do you think his 2019 impact will be?

4:30
Brad Johnson: Relatively early, above average SP

4:30
Dwr: DJ LeMahieu or Brandon Lowe in 12-team standard?

4:30
Brad Johnson: I REALLY like DJLM in Yankee Stadium

4:30
Brad Johnson: I like the adjustments he made last year in preparation for free agency

4:30
Brad Johnson: I don’t really think Lowe will make enough contact to remain in the lineup

4:30
Brad Johnson: But I could be wrong on that one

4:31
vft: based on your extensive medical knowledge, Brad Johnson MD, you think andujar is worth hanging onto in a 10 teamer with no DL slots left?

4:31
Brad Johnson: Nope

4:31
Brad Johnson: Format is so shallow

4:31
Lance Mannion: Hi Brad

4:31
Brad Johnson: Hi Lance

4:31
Lance Mannion: Whoops I hit send before I entered my question, Pick up Bird, Frazier ( Clint) or Josh Reddick while Giancarlo is out. Thanks

4:31
Brad Johnson: I’d start with Bird

4:31
Anonymous: Buxton didn’t start the year 0-for-10! In fact, he even has some doubles! #ItsHappening

4:32
Anonymous: Most of chat pronounced Brandon Lowe’s name incorrectly in their heads just now.

4:32
Brad Johnson: Oh yea, I did too

4:33
Brad Johnson: I also do this thing where I intentionally mispronounce named in my head for no damned reason. Then I occasionally same them out loud like an idiot

4:33
Brad Johnson: I think the most obnoxious (to others) is Jam-EEZE Shy-elds

4:34
Brad Johnson: (because, why?)

4:34
Josh: Loaisiga a must stream tomorrow v DET, right?

4:34
Brad Johnson: Must is a strong word. In 12-team mixed and deeper, it’s a solid play

4:34
Cards bullpen: I managed to snag all three of the potential closers in Hicks, Miller, & Reyes.  Miller looks awful, as he also looked similarly awful all spring.  Does Hicks become the go to, or does Reyes sneak in a handful of save chances?

4:34
Brad Johnson: Everything I’ve heard says they want Reyes to start

4:34
Brad Johnson: Which means they’ll avoid giving him saves

4:35
Brad Johnson: Closer is STICKY

4:35
Brad Johnson: So, Hicks looks like the guy you want

4:35
Travis: Have you ever held yourself accountable for specific forecasts you make? I’m curious what probability you imply when you say something like “X will be better than Y this year.”  Not everything would need to meet this standard, but how often do you think you are spot on when you make testable predictions?

4:35
Brad Johnson: I think if you go through everything I say, you’ll notice I’m extremely wishywashy. It’s rare for me to definitively stat things.

4:36
Brad Johnson: Everything exists with a range of outcomes, I try to 1. correctly identify the range and 2. highlight the most common of them

4:37
Brad Johnson: Adalberto Mondesi comes with a massive range of outcomes for example. The most common is something like 2018 Tim Anderson plus 5-10 SB

4:37
Brad Johnson: But there’s also the outcome where he’s so terrible he’s sent back to Triple-A. And the one where he goes full Javy Baez but with 65 SB

4:38
Brad Johnson: Anyway, I’m wandering, the point is a forecast covers a large area so it’s hard to hold ones self accountable

4:38
Sam: Jake Bauers got dropped in a deeper OBP league – drop Grichuk or A. Jones to pick him up?

4:38
Brad Johnson: Jones is droppable for him

4:38
Bob Villar: Would you trade Shane Bieber for Jesus Aguilar?  Currently starting Bird and Y. Alonso at 1B/CI

4:38
Brad Johnson: I’d be into that

4:39
Bring back DeSpaniel Hair: Shallow points league, have to pick between Cano, DJLehm, and Moncada as a DMurph fill in. Thoughts?

4:39
Brad Johnson: I’d go Cano for sure

4:39
Boys of Summer: what’s your feeling on Taylor Rogers chances to close?

4:39
Brad Johnson: Pretty low.

4:39
Brad Johnson: But he might pick up a quarter of the saves as one of the soggier parts of the committee

4:40
Brad Johnson: Seems they’ll burn through May earlier in games while hoping to build bigger leads

4:40
Gorky: Maikel Franco:  is he Encarnacioning?

4:40
Brad Johnson: Far too early to say. That sure would feel good to finally get that one right.

4:40
Hans: Is Austin Meadows a 10-team 5 OF bat?

4:41
Brad Johnson: Streamer or guy you’re constantly looking to upgrade

4:41
bread man: better bread Naan or dinner rolls

4:41
Brad Johnson: Naan you fool

4:42
Brad Johnson: I’m sure this song is “about” something, but I like to assume it’s just that James Hetfield really likes bread

4:42
Linus: Cut or hold Daniel Murphy in 10-team mixed?

4:42
Brad Johnson: Do you have IL spots? Then keep. No? Then move on. It’s shallow, you’ll survive.

4:43
Marc: Do you have a strategy for making two for one trades?  I’m in a somewhat deeper league and I’m struggling to clear a roster spot to stream pitchers because all my players are above replacement level

4:43
Brad Johnson: Ah, my main strategy (in auctions) is to run out of money early to ensure my last spot is a cut

4:43
Brad Johnson: You’re best off looking in the premium retail space

4:44
Brad Johnson: Your Corbin and Abreu for Nola for example

4:44
Josh: O/U 15 saves this year for Jimenez?  Wondering if I should drop Diego Castillo for him. Currently own Diaz, Givens and Swarzak in 12 team mixer.

4:44
Brad Johnson: I’ve got over 15 for both Jimenez and Castillo. I’d keep Diego for now.

4:45
Brad Johnson: Swarzak might be a better cut. Pretty decent chance he’s wrecked

4:45
Ken: would you trade Benintendi for Lindor? h2h keeper.

4:45
Brad Johnson: I think so. The keeper consideration is relevant

4:45
Nolan: Traded Rafael Devers for Roberto Osuna in 10-team where my Pete Alonso, Luke Voit, and Maikel Franco waiver acquisitions overflowed my CI slot.  Good enough move?

4:45
Brad Johnson: Very much so

4:46
Brad Johnson: Even though I like Devers as a breakout candidate, that doesn’t mean 2019 is his big year. And if it is, Osuna probably still paces the production

4:46
Dwr: Someone panic dropped E-Rod. Do I drop Matz or Caleb S?

4:46
Brad Johnson: All same asset class to me

4:46
Gregg: Something tells me that Kolten Wong is pulling a Jose Ramirez.  You join hands with me on this?

4:47
Brad Johnson: Uh, you want to explain this “something”

4:47
Brad Johnson: Nothing is telling me anything

4:47
Kenny: Is it too early to panic about…Darvish, Strahm, R. Iglesias

4:47
Brad Johnson: Strahm was BABIPd to death

4:48
Brad Johnson: I went back and watched some of it

4:48
Brad Johnson: I missed Darvish’s start. Not too concerned about Iglesias yet either.

4:48
DatDudeJG: I’ve got a fan crush on Willians Austilldo.  I can’t let him go but he isn’t playing enough.  I picked up Austin Barnes last night off waivers.  I know its the right thing to drop him, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.  What would you do with Willians???

4:48
Brad Johnson: I’m stashing him. But I knew this would happen so I only have him in leagues I can be patient

4:49
John’s Paunch: Domingo Santana is a 2nd round pick next year.  If I’m wrong you give me $20

4:49
Brad Johnson: Good try

4:49
Jkim: SMAALL SAMPLE SIZE ALERT: Joe Kelly’s problems so far are that he’s not locating his fastball high.

I found Joe Kelly’s problem
The first two are his heatmap & pitch type & location from the postseason when he was really really good. Mostly high fastballs in the corner and low curveballs down & away.

@dodgers_randi @jay_jaffe @ChadMoriyama

2 Apr 2019

I think until he fixes this eeeeveryone should stay away from him

4:49
Brad Johnson: I never understood why the Dodgers signed him in the first place

4:49
Brad Johnson: He’s a middle reliever

4:50
Brad Johnson: The kind that takes a split contract every year

4:50
Brad Johnson: I’m baffled

4:50
Reason to Believe: Another question — dynasty — 12 team, OBP league.  Better backup — Marte or A. Rosario?

4:50
Brad Johnson: Marte

4:50
Alfaro Sprouts: 20+ HRs for Jorge Alfaro?  Top 5 catcher?

4:50
Brad Johnson: I’ll take 20 HR. Not quite top 5

4:50
Brad Johnson: Should play enough to be useful

4:51
Brad Johnson: One thing that really scares me is that he’s needed over-.400 BABIPs to be relevant in the past

4:51
Blue Jeans & Beer: Deep mixed. Hampson or Lourdes for MI? Also chances Swarzak closes?

4:51
Brad Johnson: I’ll gamble Hampson

4:52
Brad Johnson: Swarzak is interesting

4:52
Brad Johnson: I think the chance is pretty low – in the 15-40% range

4:52
Brad Johnson: but… if he’s closing, he’s probably top 15-20

4:52
Brad Johnson: (of closers)

4:52
Jkim: They saw his 11IP where he located his FB high and he completely stopped throwing his slider and relied on like a 60/30/10 mix of FF/CB/CH, thought they could replicate his success.

So far he kept a similar pitch mix, but locating them completely different to disastrous results

4:53
Brad Johnson: (Kelly)

4:53
Brad Johnson: Right. This is why this class of reliever doesn’t get guaranteed deals

4:53
Brad Johnson: They have hot streaks where they hit spots

4:53
Brad Johnson: And then they go cold and you have to cut them or live through pain

4:53
Dan: Mike Trout was dropped in one league.. can we drug test this person?

4:54
Brad Johnson: Grounds for immediate expulsion

4:54
Dan: 12 team roto keeper.. trade Castellanos and Conforto for Bregman… Which side?

4:54
Brad Johnson: Bregman

4:54
Orange WHIPs: Garage Inc. is all covers so Hetfield really likes songs ABOUT bread.

4:54
Brad Johnson: I somehow never noticed this

4:55
Brad Johnson: Oh, going back a step, I’m not convinced anyone is going to employ Castellanos next year.

4:55
Brad Johnson: There are like 4 teams that might be able to use him and would even bother

4:55
sasha: in a league that counts holds and also saves, do i drop any of these guys when aj minter comes back? may/neris/rondon. thanks!

4:55
Brad Johnson: Any

4:55
Anduno: Lamb, Longoria or Candelario as a replacement?

4:56
Brad Johnson: Candelario or Longoria as of today. Lamb’s timeshare isn’t friendly

4:56
Anduno: Trade Eaton for Muncy in an OBP league?

4:56
Brad Johnson: Only if you need Muncy’s eligibilities

4:56
Guest: Frankie Montas new splitter anything to get excited about?

4:56
Brad Johnson: Not excited, but it’s interesting. Splitters tend to be extremely volatile.

4:57
PD: Sell high on Julio Urias or hold?

4:57
Brad Johnson: As long as you’re actually selling high, go ahead

4:57
Dwr: My dad drafted Laureano over Winker against my advice. Will he end up telling me “I told you so”?

4:57
Brad Johnson: 60/40 in your favor

4:57
Brad Johnson: I like that Laureano will play daily

4:57
Jacko: Bregman for Jram one year

4:58
Brad Johnson: About as close to a push as it gets. I’d take JRam

4:58
Brad Johnson: Basically revisiting round 1

4:58
HJ: Which Astro do you want – Altuve or Bregman?

4:58
Brad Johnson: I like Altuve more for 2019

4:58
Brad Johnson: It’s very close

4:58
Lance Mannion: Hi I’ve one more for you please, drop Greg Anderson and stash Senzel Thanks again

4:59
Brad Johnson: Tim? Tyler? I’ll assume it’s Tim

4:59
Brad Johnson: If he’s just sitting on your bench, you can stash Senzel. I don’t think you HAVE to stash Senzel though. Decent chance this turns into another lost or tepid season for him

4:59
Mario: How do you think my pitching staff will fare this season?

5:00
Brad Johnson: Luigi’s a true ace, but Toad and Blue Yoshi get lit

5:00
RJ: Hi, I’m here for the Brad chat

5:00
Brad Johnson: A brad is a type of nail

5:01
Orange WHIPs: Alfaro or Beef Wellington in an OBP 5×5?

5:01
Brad Johnson: Alfaro (shudders)

5:01
Alex: Eloy or Benintendi ….keeper league???

5:01
Brad Johnson: no cost, Benintendi please

5:03
Tom : Thoughts on Yandy Diaz as a mixed leaguer at this point?

5:03
Brad Johnson: Back end guy. I picked him up a couple days ago, and he’s on my cut list for tomorrow

5:03
Guest: Pivetta breakout or HR dumpster fire

5:03
Brad Johnson: Can’t it be both?

5:04
Brad Johnson: I worry he’s the new Ricky Nolasco

5:05
Brad Johnson: But I also wonder if Nolasco could have solved his shit if he had all this data available

5:05
Kevin: Is Brian Dozier a good enough replacement for Murphy? I’m concerned about last season, plus his inability to hit before the ASG…

5:05
Brad Johnson: Yes

5:05
Josh: Sit F Peralta tomorrow @ CIN?

5:05
Brad Johnson: I’m not in on Peralta yet

5:05
Brad Johnson: I’ll be too late to get shares if he’s good

5:05
Brad Johnson: And yea, I’d sit him in homer heaven

5:05
Tommy La Sort of: I’ve got an offer sitting there…dude offered me Rizzo, Blackmon and Clevinger for Sherzer, Bregman and Torres. I’m putting my faith in you. Would you accept?

5:05
Brad Johnson: Nope

5:06
Brad Johnson: It’s a fine offer but too complicated. If you have specific reasons to want it like too much MI depth and not enough OF/1B, then it could be a yes

5:06
Iggy Pop’s Raw Power: Wander Franco is worth having in a keep 6 forever/no cost league…right?  I feel like I can wait another year or two for him to arrive.  But the other owners are making me wonder (wander?) if I’m crazy because I don’t understand why the #2 prospect was available in the first place.

5:07
Brad Johnson: That’s aggressive. Give it a try and count it as a learning experience.

5:07
Me: Drop Kikuchi in a shallow 12 with robust waiver? Or Bieber?

5:07
Brad Johnson: Kikuchi is dropable

5:07
Kevin: Is Winkler ever going to play?? I spent so much money in the draft on him…

5:08
Brad Johnson: Dan Winkler? Or Jesse Winker?

5:08
Anonymous: Do we have to sit Strahm vs. the Cardinals? That was heartbreaking

5:08
Brad Johnson: Not a bad idea, it’s a strong lineup

5:08
Alec: Hey brad, is Rosell Herrera any good? It is refreshing to see 17 at bats with 0 ks

5:09
Brad Johnson: Punchless utility bat

5:09
Nerlin: Jeff McNeil gonna be 10-team MI-relevant this year?

5:09
Brad Johnson: Doubt it. Fringe ownable when starting

5:09
ChicosBailBonds: Rank Kang, Longoria, Pence and Andrelton Simmons as far as who you’d drop first in a 5×5 head to head categories league

5:09
Brad Johnson: Pence is first cut

5:09
sykklone: Is Merrill Kelly worth picking up?

5:10
Brad Johnson: In most formats, he’s worth a try

5:10
Brad Johnson: Time to wrap it up

5:10
I suck at fantasy: Keeper league. Competitive window opens up next year. Flirting with top this year but not really expecting to win it all this season. Should I unload Scherzer this year or keep him for next years run? Money not an issue

5:10
Brad Johnson: Gotta constantly explore your options

5:10
Brad Johnson: You’re looking for something like Nolan Arenado, not a goodie bag of shiny stuff

5:11
Brad Johnson: If you can convert Scherzer into a younger, less risky asset, you should

5:11
Dave: In one catcher leagues, what level of production out of a second catcher would make it worthwhile to roster said second catcher to plug-in on the regular days off for your first catcher?

5:12
Brad Johnson: Would need to be pretty magnificent

5:12
Brad Johnson: Like if you could force Willians to play whenever your starter is off

5:12
war: would you rather get drilled in the ribs by a prime Randy Johnson or get punched in the face by Roughned Odor?

5:12
Brad Johnson: Easily prefer to be punched

5:12
Brad Johnson: Johnson might kill me

5:12
Henry: Give us your boons and banes for the 2019 season (players who will outperform and underperform expectations).

5:13
Brad Johnson: Too late! Ask me earlier next time.

5:13
Biff: Kike Hernandez – you in or out for this year only (shallow leagues)?

5:13
Brad Johnson: Toeing the line. Mostly as a streamer in shallow

5:13
Alec: Is christian walker legit or just a lefty masher? I am a concerned Lamb owner

5:13
Brad Johnson: Barely a lefty masher. Mostly just platooning with Lamb because he’s so platoobish

5:14
Brad Johnson: ok, I’m throwing in the towel. Good game.

5:14
Magnum pi’s mustache: Who are two names who aren’t closing now but will be soon.

5:14
Brad Johnson: Joe Jimenez and Kyle Zimmer

5:14
Bill: Kershaw gonna beast or bust when he comes back?

5:14
Brad Johnson: Beast?

5:14
Shin-Soo Choo: Am I stuck in weak side of a timeshare? Still relevant for 12 team 5 OF?

5:14
Brad Johnson: I think you’ll play

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Skardatzke
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Skardatzke

Hey Brad, what days of the week do you do chats?

Skardatzke
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Skardatzke

I have a rendon for clevinger offer in a 12 team h2h 7×7 ops xbh k/9 qs. Not sure what to do