Opening Day Pitch or Ditch

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners

ZACH’S PICKS  (Bold = Pitch)

Hutchison @ Tanaka
Hughes @ Price
Kendrick @ Lohse
Buchholz @ Hamels
Tillman @ Archer – Nice Opening Day matchup for the underrated Tillman.
Colon @ Scherzer – Colon strictly an NL-only option in tough matchup.
Samardzija @ Ventura
Weaver @ King Felix
Liriano @ Cueto
Shields @ Kershaw
Teheran @ Alvarez – We’ll be picking on the Braves quite a bit this season.
Kluber @ Keuchel
Bumgarner @ Collmenter – Collmenter an appealing option going forward but I’m waiting and seeing for now.
Gallardo @ Gray – I’ll give Yovani a shot here.


Blockbuster trade offer. Categories are r, hr, tb, rbi, bb, sb, avg, ops. Plus, ip, k, qs, w, sv, hd, era, and whip.
I’d be giving up Goldschmidt, Alexei Ramirez, Strasburg, and Sergio Romo
I’d be getting Sale, Carlos Gonzalez, Quintana, and Todd Frazier

It’s crazy, I know. So what are your thoughts?

Pass. Goldschmidt is by far the best player in the deal, Strasburg to Sale is a wash and you’re taking on significant injury risk with Car-Go. Alexei is a very solid yet underrated SS and the inclusion of Frazier just isn’t enough for me to outweigh the negatives.


Hey Zach –
I currently have Kolten Wong as my starting 2B with Daniel Murphy and Martin Prado on the bench to cover off days. I was offered Victor Martinez for either one as another team has no 2B. Thoughts on VMart this year (I know he’s hitting fourth in the Detroit lineup). He would become my starting UTIL slot as David Ortiz is my starting 1B.

Rich D.

Prado for V-Mart is a no-brainer to me, even if Martinez doesn’t come close to repeating what he did last year. You’re not giving up a whole lot here.


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