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  1. 1 hour ago, Z06vette said:

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that the initial plan when Didi Gregorius returns from his elbow injury is to give him a day off per series. 
    src: James Wagner


    Here is the rest of that conversation  Gio Urshela will mostly play 3B. Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu will rotate around the infield. Everyone will get more regular days off.

    Have him stashed. Not sure how i feel about this... am curious how long Boone intends on doing that..

  2. Just now, Backdoor Slider said:


    Saw this.

    Am in a pickle deciding if i should hold onto Leclerc or pick up Strop. I have been cautious for two reasons on Strop. Brandon Morrow return is within sight possibly? and Kimbrel is on the market.. If Zobrist doesnt return, it gives the Cubs roughly 9 million i believe to help sign Kimbrel. Their bullpen is a disaster and this would solve a lot of issues and provide clarity on the Cubs bullpen situation.

  3. Still no clarity on if he will take over the closer role, huh?

    looking for someone who follows the Rangers closely or a Texas resident with more info?

    Not sure if i should pick up Strop and drop Leclerc or not. I mean, ultimately, Strop could end up loosing that role soon if Morrow returns too..

  4. 1 minute ago, kmoore1521 said:


    Castillo/Alvarado co-closers.......Pagan fireman are the roles IMO

    sounds right IMO. I own Castillo. I believe he is the better pitcher, and he carries SP flex. so is rather valuable. Hope he takes over entirely.

  5. 7 hours ago, nlm said:


    Morrow's throwing program has been interrupted so many times due to setbacks. I is looking more likely that he doesn't throw an important pitch for the Cubs this year...

    When was his latest set back? do you have any recent updates? i know he had a set back not that long ago but had since begun throwing again

  6. lol, figures.. first game as full time DH, he goes OFFFFFFFFFFFF.... im sure this will lead to a mini surge of Miggy pick ups off waiver.. and those who have dropped him (me) with a sense of regret.

    i cant imagine (tho its possible) that he will all of a sudden become old Miggy.. altho as previously stated.. the fact he wont be fielding will save his body a little.. which will both allow him to aim for more power and keep him in the line up.

  7. 9 minutes ago, 96mnc said:


    Assuming Strop is healthy ROS:

    Strop Kelley Robles Alvarado.  And I own the last three. 

    If Castillo went away move Alvarado to#1.

    Where do you guys figure Brandon Morrow factors into things?

    Maddon has said in the past that Morrow will be the close upon his return. Does this hold true? or given Morrows injury history and the fact he has missed almost half the season factor into Maddon sticking with Strop for this year? assuming he remains closer material.

  8. 58 minutes ago, ST. STEVEN said:

    He hit a HR in his 2nd game of rehab (A ball) but it 1-16 since he was bumped up to AAA...only 1K at least though.

    Still, basically just an abbreviated ST of sorts for him, after a long layoff from seeing live pitching.

    Surprised more aren't excited about him coming back...might take a bit to get back up to speed, but he could easily be a top 10 type of SS for ROS?!

    Yeah, not worried about the 1/16. Like to see the low K rate which is important. Also, given the line up he will be in.. he will get his share of balls to crush.

  9. 12 minutes ago, FantasyFiend said:

    Droppable? 1 extra base hit last 2 weeks

    I personally dropped him yesterday. Not so much because of lack of production (although it would be a valid reason too). I had other concerns to worry about on the team and he was expendable at this point.

    That being said, no Jay Bruce will certainly give Vodel more playing time which can only be a benefit to his fantasy value.

  10. Such a shame. I genuinely believed i had made a fabulous pick up on the waiver wire when initially called up.. even more so after his 1st start. Nothing but down hill since. Cant throw strikes. Cant get out of the 3rd inning. He will be sent back down at which point i will have to cut bait on him.. only to have someone else scoop him up and stash him while i watch him return later on this season and rack up the wins.

  11. 16 minutes ago, ranger danger said:


    Not only has Luke Jackson been pretty good, Toussaint is valuable to the Braves as someone who can go multiple innings out of the pen. They're also not settling on making him a bullpen only arm either, so trying to entrench him in the closer role doesn't seem like a very good approach. On top of that, Touki's stuff is electric but he still walks too many guys - he's not a guy I'd be super confident coming in up one run in the 9th. Barring a trade for a closer (which I actually think is likely - and could see them going after either Will Smith or Shane Greene) it looks like it's Luke's job.

    a couple of you guys have posted similar thoughts on Toussaint. Looking back at my original post, i would change my position on that. I guess the Braves are using Touki the same way the Cards are using Gant, and if i dont believe Gant will be the closer for that reason, neither would Touki.

    Valid post.

  12. 20 minutes ago, Dontrelle Willis said:

    I’m I the only one that thinks Gant would be the better fantasy closer over C-Mart if he got the job from Hicks. Gant looks like he has the better stuff currently just filthy when I watched him the other day .

    i dont think anybody would disagree with you, which is exactly why we believe he will not be closing. He is to valuable to the Cards in other situations to hold him off to a 9th inning that may never come for him. Use Gant when needed the most. 

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  13. Cards:

    Still waiting on this situation to resolve. It is a valid arguement that Hicks likely needed another day off before re-entering the closer role prior to getting pulled and having Gant finish it off. I still think if that role is given to someone else, it would be C.Mart, but again, gotta wait for more clarity before making moves. 

  14. question regarding a few situations;

    Chicago Cubs:

    Cishek seems like the closer at the moment. Strop will be back in the next day (maybe even today). Does Strop become the automatic guy to own? 

    What is the situation with Morrow? Any news on him and when he comes back is he the guy to own? maybe a stash is warranted, although i find it hard to stash a guy so injury prone. Likely to end up back on the IL.

    Los Angeles Angels:

    Cody Allen is sitting on the waivers, probably rightfully so. That being said, No one really appears to have confidence in Robles (again, understandably so) while Allen has looked pretty good since coming back off the IL. At what point does Allen get the shot to close again? i gotta imagine unlike Leclerc, Allen is going to be given the shot.

    Texas Rangers:

    Becoming more and more likely Leclerc does not get that closing role back any time soon. He has been solid since being recalled, and they may just continue to keep it that way. Why change it if the club is winning?


    Jeffress still has not been given a chance to close. This situation is dead to me. Not even keeping hope for Jeffress at this point.


    Strickland should be back shortly. While i believe he will likely get the closer role back immediately, i also view him as trade bait if he performs well. The M's have collapsed after their hot start and im sure hey will unload some pieces if they can get a good return back.


    When the hell are they going to give Toussaint the chance to close? what are they waiting for? He has solid stuff. The numbers also reflect that. I am genuinely confused with the way the Braves are using Toussaint. Any insight to a potential role closing?

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  15. Hey guys, long time follower.. new poster.

    Love the discussion regarding the Cardinals situation. Looking for some clarity although i know none of us have that just yet..

    I have been waiting for Hicks to falter for a little while now. A lot of value in Grant.. altho as most.. i am not sure he will get the spot even though he has the numbers to do it.

    We seem to be entering this 'fireman' era.. and Hicks may fit that profile.. It may infact be Cmarts bullpen at this point.. and considering he has SP eligibility (so does Grant) he can be super valuable.

    Which way would people go if both Grant and CMart are available? would you roster both in hopes the situation shakes out in the near future?

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