Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, July 30

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers


Gallardo @ Price
Hammel @ Keuchel – risk/reward here depends on your standings. Both are regressing hard right now.
Richards @ Gausman
King Felix
@ Kluber – King plus Kluber = K’s!
Noesi @ Scherzer
Buehrle @ Workman
Kuroda @ Lewis
Hughes @ Duffy
Kendrick @ Wheeler
Miley @ Simon
@ Hand – Hand is a sneaky good gamble in deeper leagues.
Morton @ Lincecum
B. Anderson
@ T. Wood – Wood also a good blue-plate option vs. depleted Rockies.
A. Wood @ Greinke
@ Hahn – keep in mind, Hahn has about 60 innings left.


I am in second place in an NL only 5×5 keeper league and I have Jacob deGrom (1 dollar). Should I look to trade him for a guy that can drive in runs and hit for avg and a pitcher, or for a SP like Gio Gonzalez and a CP like Cishek? The fielders I could get are Starling Marte and Heyward/ Gattis. What should I do? 2nd place in RBI, 5th in Avg (gonna be hard to move up, 4th in runs, 6th in stolen bases. Pitching categories I am 1st in K’s, 2nd in ERA, 2nd in Wins, 4th in WHIP and 3rd in Saves (not going anywhere). Sorry about the long comment. What are your thoughts? I could deal deGrom and Brown for Heyward and Marte. Thanks!

You would need to study the standings in depth to see which categories you could realistically gain (or lose) points in, but it does seem like acquiring a solid hitter could make a bigger impact on your team than a strong SP. I do like that trade for you, by the way.


If I make that trade, I’d have to add a Starting pitcher, would you add Masterson? and I’d need to drop an OF, who do I drop? Brown, Garrett Jones, Seth Smith or Morse?

Yes, Masterson is a solid addition in an NL-only. I’d lean towards dropping Smith.

Just an observation– James Paxton is coming back at the wrong time, as his first three scheduled starts are all against teams in the top ten in MLB in runs scored. I think I will leave him on the bench for a bit coming off the DL. Yikes…


I am thinking of adding and dropping the following Players:

Add Chase Headley – drop Pedro Alvarez
Add Xander Bogarts – drop Alcides Escobar
Add Alex wood ,Drew Smyly or Jesse Chavez – drop Ian Kennedy

One last thought I was thinking of dropping Mike Napoli and adding Billy Burns for the steals. I need to increase my stolen base total and Napoli isn’t giving me what I thought he would and feel I may lose an opportunity to add a player that can contribute.



It sounds like your league is a fairly shallow one if all of those guys are available, so with the SPs I’d just play the matchups and wouldn’t be afraid to drop any one of them if the matchup isn’t right. As for the hitter moves, I don’t have a big problem with either of them.


Oh, and I’d hold off on Napoli for Burns for now, as consistent playing time is no guarantee.

In a dynasty league on a rebuilding team with no shot at winning more of a 3 yr plan type team would u take gallo or R Zimmerman I get my choice of either

I think I’d stick with the known commodity that is Zimmerman. Plus, at 29, it’s not like he’s an old man.

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