A Podcast For Your Eyes 2.0: It’s the Daniel Nava of Wines

As I hinted at in yesterday’s post on the updated Top 500 Dynasty League Rankings, Ben, Craig and I sat down to “record” the latest PFYE on the subject at hand. So for your amusement, we talked over gchat for almost an hour and a half about what we’ve liked and not liked so far during the 2013 season–along with some tough decisions to be made. The following conversation has not been edited, abridged or otherwise touched (besides cleaning up our names and the formatting so that it’s easier to read).

Without any further introduction (because this post is long enough as is), I present to you the Episode 2 of A Podcast For Your Eyes.

Bret:  i’m back, babydoll!


Bret:  so you guys ready to kick this thing off?

Craig:  as long as you’re not being Lucy to our Charlie Brown, yes.

Ben:  i am prepared.

Craig:  but seriously I just logged off twitter, so yes I’m ready

Bret:  haha that’s hardcore

Craig:  I’m drinking though, so

Ben:  samezies


Craig:  if you can call what Ben is imbibing “drinking”

Ben:  ZZZZ (meta)

Bret:  zima livin’

Ben:  it was four z’s, guys. fourzies.

Craig:  what happened to you man? you used to be cool.

Bret:  i know, i was just assuming you were downing zimas like an extra in a pat benatar video

Ben:  i dont know who pat benatar is because im not [REDACTED] like you are which i creepily know because craig creepily knows.


Craig:  c’mon Ben. Even I know who Pat Benatar is
and we’re probably the same age

Ben:  all i know is she/he likes zima so he/she sounds kewl.

Craig:  ok Bret. Hit him with your best shot.

Bret:  on that note
welcome everyone, to the most recent installation of A Podcast For Your Eyes
joining me today, as always (the one time we did this before) is Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley
say hello, gentlemen

Craig:  hello, gentleman

Ben:  pleasure to be here.

Bret:  which of us is a gentleman, craig?

Craig:  /panics

Bret:  good choice

Craig:  you sign the paychecks. there ARE paychecks, right?

Bret:  yes?

Ben:  confirmed: paychecks exist

Bret:  so we are gathered here today to (mostly) discuss the top 500 dynasty league rankings which came out earlier today. and the first order of business..
let’s talk a little about what we look for in early season performance that either gets us excited or nervous

Ben:  wins and RBI mostly

Craig:  don’t forget runs

Bret:  you always were a sabermathemagician, ben

Ben:  i do it for the lulz. on a more serious note, i think scouting reports are wayyyy more important than stats this early but if i have to pick stats, K rates and BB rates, for hitters and pitchers alike.

Bret:  completely agree on the scouting report point

Craig:  I’ll third that, and second the walk and strikeout rates. Basically, approach is what I look for

Bret:  with small sample sizes, first hand reports are all the more important
and are we now at the point in the season where you guys are genuinely excited about guys, or are we still in a wait-and-see stage?

Ben:  i will look at stats if a player has a really aggressive assignment more than if he’s repeating a level or advancing traditionally. SSS, i know, but I think it helps provide a little context

Craig:  To Bret’s question…I think that’s situationally dependent. At this point I’m still holding to a lot of my biases
if it’s a player I thought was going to break out, and they ARE for the right reasons…then I get excited

Ben:  re: excitement — only if the scouting reports match. boring answer, but true. i am not excited about any players due only to numbers yet.

Craig:  if they’re struggling, I’m still going to feel like a correction is coming…unless as Ben says, the scouting reports say something is amiss

Bret:  now, can i assume that the statistical analysis means more for major leaguers than minor leaguers at this point?

Ben:  the higher in the minors you are the more stats matter, so on that scale, yes. but still, it’s 6 weeks.

Craig:  It definitely means more, just because the level of competition is going to be more consistent, but there’s still a lot of noise

Ben:  what say you on this matter, bret? tell us about your feelings.

Craig:  yes, grab a pint of ice cream and spill

Bret:  i’m all about contact rates at this point in the major league season, as they are the first things to stabilize statistically
so if a player has lowered his strikeout rate, i get a little excited

Craig:  this brings up a point I was discussing with someone in the comments of an article – what do you do with someone like Nate McLouth? He shows progression in all the right areas, including areas that are starting to stabilize…but basically his entire career begs to differ

Bret:  i like mclouth – even though that’s absolutely correct
which brings us into the next topic to cover
players we like more right now than we did in the pre-season
and i’ll start with mclouth, since he’s one of them for me

Craig:  ok, go cause I’m looking at his plate discipline number on fangraphs and it is literally screaming regression at me
I had to turn down the volume

Ben:  I’ve written about this at TDG and on Fire Brand, but Ranaudo — he seriously seems like he’s back from scouting reports, and he’s already in Double-A. we’re talking about a gifted pitcher who could be in the majors this year.

Bret:  well, it all depends what you think he’s going to be
(mclouth, that is)

Ben:  if you want to go MLB players, I dont know how you can’t be even more enamored with Machado than you were preseason, and that’s coming from someone who was already high on MM

Craig:  yeah, I’m in the same boat Ben. I was going to say Machado as well.

Bret:  oh boy, are we moving right into the fawning over manny machado section of this?

Craig:  I’ll add Jean Segura, who I liked a LOT already…

Ben:  nothing machado is doing is anything i didn’t expect, i just didn’t think he’d do it this quickly

Craig:  but I didn’t think he’d be what I thought he was so soon

Bret:  and that’s the point, right? that’s why we’re all so excited about him
it’s not that we didn’t think he had the talent, just that he’s showing it sooner than most expected

Craig:  exactly, and even though it’s been 6 weeks…we knew he had the talent. The probability of him doing this soon was just fairly low. But now that it’s happening, it’s not unreasonable to expect it to continue…unlike McLouth for me

Bret:  well, that’s true, but mclouth is still ranked well well well behind machado

Craig:  of course of course…I’m just saying why I buy one and not the other

Bret:  if mclouth is a .270 hitter with 12 HR and 30 SB, doesn’t that make him a legitimate starting outfielder in all leagues?

Ben:  it’s tough to envision a scenario in which you could rank machado behind mclouth in a regular league this season, nevermind a dynasty league

Craig:  yeah, my comp wasn’t a comment on their rankings, whatsoever and re: the starting outfielder comment…yes, IF he is those things

Bret:  i know, it’s just about setting expectations

Craig:  but he’s also never stolen more than 23 bases in his career

Ben:  yeah, i think that stat line is pretty unlikely

Bret:  it seems to me like those are realistic expectations based on his underlying stats and what he’s done in the past

Ben:  hahaha

Craig:  I don’t think his underlying stats are indicative of his talent level, even the ones that are reaching the stabilizing level

Ben:  he’s only hit over .270 once and he’s never hit 30 SB, so you’re assuming an all-around career year

Bret:  that’s fair – but other than the steals, isn’t this all stuff he’s done before?

Craig:  which was my point before. He’s got an 84% O-Contact% which is 14% higher than his career average. That’s a big thing to me.

Ben:  well, his only really good seasons were 08 and 09. maybe he has a career arc dissimilar from most, but that’s tough to project.

Bret:  absolutely

Craig:  Additionally, his OBP is higher than I’d anticipate it being

Bret:  well, let’s move on before this just becomes the nate mclouth show

Craig:  30 points above his career average, which says something to me, but yes…let’s move on

Bret:  jean segura – you guys buying this?

Craig:  yes yes yes
I mean, he’s not a .360 hitter
let’s make that clear immediately

Ben:  i don’t think he’ll hit .360, but i think he’s good yes. durability remains a concern for me.

Bret:  well, we all agree that he’s not a .360 hitter, but where do we think he falls from here on out?

Craig:  I think he’s a .300 shortstop with 30 stolen bases and enough pop not to hurt you.
from here forward? I’d say between .300-.310

Ben:  i think from here forward .270-280ish, but that’s still pretty good.

Bret:  i fall closer to craig’s side — i think he’s going to be a near .300 hitter

Craig:  again, I thought he could be a top fantasy shortstop, it’s the quickness of it that surprised me, so it’s very easy for me to believe this is real, even building in regression

Ben:  no injury concerns for you two?

Bret:  yep – but he’s also got more upside than just 30 steals in the speed department
i absolutely have injury concerns

Craig:  definitely there are concerns. He’s had multiple hamstring issues and I believe he has Vladimir Guerrero syndrome (different length legs), but I guess I’m saying I buy his talent

Bret:  but it’s not enough for me to slow down on getting excited about him

Craig:  and the injury concerns haven’t overwhelmed my appreciation of that talent

Bret:  any other players you have your eyes on so far? (on the major league level)

Craig:  Shelby Miller falls into the Jean Segura mold for me

Ben:  Chris Tillman

Craig:  Also, Carlos Santana is finally doing what we thought he could, and Alex Rios is having a second consecutive good year, both of which seemed impossible 6 weeks ago

Bret:  let’s start with miller
can he be a top-10 starter?
not this year, but in the future

Craig:  this year? next 5 years?

Ben:  the only reason I didn’t bring Miller up is because I had him as  my third-best SP prospect to begin with. love him.

Craig:  Yes. Yes I think he can.

Ben:  Yes, Miller can be a Top 10 guy.

Bret:  i’m with you guys — especially on that team

Craig:  yeah, he’s a monster prospect of course, but I also didn’t know if he’d dominate from the word go. He’s KIND OF doing Matt Harvey things, only not getting the same attention

Ben:  you look at the natural talent, the offensive support, that org’s history developing pitching … sky is the limit.

Craig:  what Ben said.

Bret:  indeed, so let’s jump to the next inevitable question: miller or harvey?

Ben:  oh god. that’s so tough.

Craig:  ugh this is a miserable decision. I always liked Miller better as a prospect.

Ben:  call me crazy … miller. by a hair.

Craig:  I think I’m with Ben. I don’t know that I have a great reason for this. Harvey has been an Absolute Stud. But I’m going to fall back on who I liked before and what I thought they could be. And that’s Miller for me

Ben:  the improvement with Harvey’s control is the only thing that makes me rethink this, but yeah, still slightly Miller.

Craig:  Yeah, Ben, I think it’s his control and that slider has jumped up a notch and I just don’t know if that’s going to hold.

Bret:  i’m taking the other side of this – i’ll take harvey

Craig:  Mets fan homer.

Bret:  but it’s no slight to miller

Craig:  seriously though, I think that’s just such a tough call, because I truly believe both guys are going to be tremendous assets in fantasy and real life, alike

Bret:  absolutely – i just think harvey is going to be a monster
scratch that
he is a monster

Craig:  you wanna go, Sayre?

Bret:  see a mets game? sure

Craig:  oh god, what did I do to deserve that?

Bret:  hiLArious

Ben:  Craig, I must admit I don’t know — to what team do you pledge your loyalty?

Craig:  oh I get it. Emphasize the LA because the Dodgers are terrible. YEAH WELL /searches for comeback, sits down, cries.

Ben:  wait i think i know

Bret:  i want to go back to chris tillman for a second

Craig:  I support the LA Red Sox
I want to go back to black (miss you Winehouse!)

Bret:  what can tillman be? is there a next level to his performance?

Ben:  Tillman can be a No. 2 SP in his prime and a good mid-rotation P for the majority of his career.

Craig:  Lots of innings too
I think there’s another level from what we’ve seen. I think that strikeout rate can jump, and he can return the walk rate to what we saw in 2012

Ben:  he’s a guy i had flagged as a “just in case” before the season, and now I own him in most of my leagues.

Craig:  He’s just so inconsistent

Bret:  i own him in a lot of leagues as well

Craig:  I’ll say that I believe he can reach the No. 2 pitcher level, but I’m not entirely optimistic, though I still like him as an asset

Bret:  the FB tendency in baltimore scares me a bit, but he’s been successful despite that

Craig:  I also like that he’s already bounced back from adversity. That’s an invaluable lesson and I like to see someone who has done that before

Ben:  ^agree.

Bret:  that’s a good point
so, on the opposite side, anyone we don’t like?
not, like, personally or anything

Craig:  I’m gravely concerned about Albert Pujols and his teammate Josh Hamilton

Ben:  i have a few younger options, but we can dive into this first. i’m starting to get really worried about pujols as well

Bret:  it’s been really bad

Craig:  the foot injury worries me, and I know he got off to a slow start last year, but I’m gonna leave that open ended. It’s just a lot of concern

Bret:  i’m more concerned about him from an injury perspective going forward than a performance perspective, though they’re clearly tied together

Craig:  well that’s kind of my concern. Slow start is one thing if he comes back and mashes…if he succumbs to injury, this season was just a flaming bag of poop

Bret:  if he could actually get healthy, i think he could be at least the 2012 version of him again, but the risk is that he doesn’t truly get healthy again

Ben:  from WARs around 9 to 7 in 2010, 4.3 in 2011, 3.6 last year. not what you want to see.

Craig:  Should we talk Hamilton, or is that beating a dead horse at this point?

Bret:  are we more or less concerned about hamilton than pujols? because i’m more concerned about hamilton

Craig:  Yeah, I’m with you. The contact percentage stuff and swinging outside the zone has been said to death, but I buy it and it’s weird to say too, because he hit 43 homers last season

Bret:  it’s really strange to say

Ben:  i don’t know if I’m more concerned, although it’s funny — didn’t realize he was only 17 months younger than Pujols until just now.

Craig:  plus there’s the difference between what they put into their bodies over the years…

Bret:  i just don’t know how long hamilton is going to hold up for
for that reason exactly
though, i do think he’ll still be pretty good for another year or two

Craig:  I have a name who has been great so far, but who I don’t believe in at all – but let’s hear who Ben had in mind first

Bret:  well, now i want to hear it

Craig:  you’ll have to wait

Ben:  three names that pain me greatly — Jesus Montero, Will Middlebrooks and (gasp) Eric Hosmer

Craig:  worried, bailing (was before the season really) and believing (stubbornly)

Bret:  not super worried, wasn’t crazy about to start, not super worried
i’m with you that montero has been terrible, but i think he’s going to hit
the problem from a fantasy standpoint is that, he could lose his catcher eligibility by the time he figures things out

Ben:  so at what point do we walk away from montero and hosmer?
i know WMB never had the same ceiling and I never thought he’d be a superstar, but it’s shocking how horrible he looks this year.

Bret:  like justin smoak level walking away?

Ben:  if you’re not a LHP grooving FB down the middle, WMB can’t hit you.

Craig:  that’s fair – WMB has been worse than I figured, but I just never believed for a second

Ben:  and yes, justin smoak walking away because we all waited too long on smoak.

Bret:  i don’t think i’ll be there for another 2 years or so

Craig:  I’m willing to wait too long on Hosmer

Ben:  wow. see i think that’s way too long.

Craig:  not AS long on Montero but I do still believe a bit

Ben:  how many years can we tell people to draft these guys and receive zero production, then tell them to draft again?

Craig:  here’s my theory on Hosmer. He’s been terrible before (in the minors) and bounced back. He’s produced at the major league level

Ben:  I guess you can always put the asterisk up and say “potential for more,” but ….

Craig:  I’m going to believe that he can bounce back again

Bret:  that just depends on the price
if he’s a 15th rounder next year, i’m buying
even if he sucks this year

Craig:  if he’s a sub 700 OPS after next year, I’ll bail publicly and secretly believe for an extra season. And that’s the honest truth

Ben:  i think then maybe you try to buy quickly when you see signs of life, but we need to stop assuming a comeback.
i guess im just having brandon wood nightmares.

Craig:  I don’t think you’re out of line, but I don’t think his problems are the same as Wood (swing length)

Ben:  obv very different players all the way around, just using as an example.

Craig:  understood

Bret:  yea, i hated what happened to brandon wood, but it’s easier to envision success when you start with a better hit tool and hosmer and montero still both have the potential for strong hit tools

Craig:  Hosmer’s hit has been fine (not plus to plus-plus like we thought) this year. He’s just had zero power

Bret:  yea, he’s developing ryan sweeney syndrome

Ben:  important update: guys i just snarkily responded to keith law and got 8 favorites i’m cool.

Bret:  agreed. stamp of approval

Craig:  breaking my twitter silence to go look

Ben:  WMB just homered as well so our problems were misguided.

Craig:  WMB’s ears must be burning

Ben:  *our concerns. WMB does this to me.

Bret:  his plate discipline is just so awful

Ben:  it was truly much better last year. and this year it’s about as bad as you can imagine. have to believe the truth lies somewhere in between

Bret:  i agree on that
any other disappointments to bring up before we touch on some minor leaguers?

Craig:  but probably a 5-6% walk guy and a 20+% strikeout guy, right?

Bret:  or are you just disappointed we haven’t talked about minor leaguers yet?

Craig:  yes
well, he’s not a disappointment, but the guy I was thinking of earlier

Ben:  yep. just got to hope he cant go .260 with 25 homers and good D to make it worth it. i will stop with the WMB now.

Craig:  I wanna talk about Nelson Cruz

Ben:  and i wanna talk about dylan bundy.


Ben:  ugh fine.

Craig:  Cruz has kinda been better than anticipated for me. Maybe I was low on him before, but I thought last season was the beginning of the end for him
and he’s mostly holding steady if not increasing his production right now
that said, I think he’s the kinda guy who could go over the hill really damn fast

Bret:  i absolutely agree with that
if i own cruz in a dynasty league that i can spare him in right now, i’m selling him

Craig:  there weren’t questions on his batspeed so much as knowing that it had gotten noticeably slower

Bret:  i don’t think this ends well for him

Craig:  I’d be selling Nelson Cruz as quickly as possible, basically. I know Bret dropped him 8 spots in his rankings, despite a good start to the season
and I basically just thought it was worth talking about briefly

Bret:  yea, i think this will be a good season for him, but long-term, i’m worried
but, dylan bundy..

Ben:  Cruz is a guy who’s much better for Fantasy purposes than in real life for me

Craig:  well yeah the defense is a bleeping mess, but I’m not even optimistic that this season goes all that well for Cruz

Ben:  it’s more than just defense I think. but bottom line, if you think he can at least go .260-25-85 with 8-10 steals, the dude is worth owning

Craig:  definitely. I also think he’s worth trading to someone who believes because the downside is just so much bigger than the upside right now
But let’s talk Bundy

Ben:  so I think the arm injury is a big deal for a few reasons
a good amount of his value was tied up in being close to the majors and in being “safe” for a pitching prospect thanks to athleticism, delivery, etc. the TOOTBLAN crowd is mocking me for that statement, and maybe they are right. i don’t know how you don’t knock Bundy down several pegs for this.

Craig:  I think you mean TINSTAAPP

Ben:  hahahaha i do, but the TOOTBLAN crowd is probably mocking me now too.

Craig:  that mixup is brought to you by: bad bad wine

Bret:  haha, that’s great
everyone’s mocking you right now

Craig:  I’m mocking you 5th overall to Cleveland
BREAKING NEWS: Zack Greinke is throwing pitches in a major league game and I’m happy

Ben:  TOOTPLAN = thrown out of the podcast like a nincompoop

Craig:  hahahahaha

Bret:  haha

Craig:  coming back to Bundy…it IS a big deal, especially when it comes to immediate value
I also think that if you’re a Bundy owner, the ONLY thing to do is sit tight

Bret:  i agree with that

Craig:  the success rate of Tommy John (worst case scenario) is very good, though not perfect (John Lamb)
but it’s good enough that you have to see what he is when he’s healthy

Bret:  but are we in agreement that this doesn’t substantially lower his ceiling?

Craig:  I agree with that

Ben:  he’s still an easy top 50 prospect and probably a top 25. and yes, his ceiling remains as high as almost anyone’s. true first-SP-overall potential.

Craig:  I think the only sentiment I can muster for fantasy owners, pitching fans and Orioles fans alike is…this just sucks

Bret:  and are we all just assuming he needs TJ at this point?

Craig:  there’s not much to do about it, it just sucks
I’m not assuming he needs it just yet, but I am assuming he’ll need it within 24 months

Ben:  i am assuming, yes. when was the last time a “shut you down for 6 weeks and let’s see” program worked?

Craig:  I think Ervin Santana is the only guy I know pitching with a diagnosed partially torn elbow ligament
I know that’s not what Bundy was diagnosed with, but still

Ben:  casey kelly, banuelos, weiland (if i’m not misremember), kyle gibson, etc

Craig:  Billingsley, Lackey

Bret:  yea, it’s definitely not a good sign, but it’s still not 100%, and i think he’s certainly a top-25 prospect
he just moves out on the curve more

Ben:  so bundy or miller/fernandez now?

Bret:  he essentially slides in just ahead of guys in A-ball who have really high ceilings

Craig:  yeah, it’s kinda like Brett Anderson isn’t it? We all thought he’d be OK when he came back and it represented a buy low window
of course Anderson is a whole other story now
dangit Ben, why with the hard choices

Ben:  i think i go miller – bundy – fernandez.

Bret:  i take either of those two over bundy

Craig:  I think I’m with Ben, again

Bret:  i really like what i’ve seen out of fernandez so far

Craig:  No argument there from me. I really like Bundy though

Bret:  i agree with that as well

Ben:  yeah. bundy/fernandez a coin flip for me. miller a bit ahead of both.

Bret:  i had bundy and miller pretty close in the pre-season, so i’m definitely higher on miller now

Ben:  samezies.

Bret:  well, we’ve been at this for quite a while now

Craig:  The only other interesting name I’d throw out there to talk about is Cingrani, but I don’t have anything to add since I spent 1000 words on him already

Ben:  i like.
an obvious sadface name i’ll throw out is casey kelly, who I thought would be a sneaky-good back-end fantasy SP this year. womp.

Craig:  At all worried about the reliance (I’d say over-reliance) on the fastball for Cingrani?

Bret:  i have a really big sadface over Casey Kelly
and the cingrani thing is well documented at this point

Craig:  Fair enough

Ben:  yeah i’m cingrani’d out too

Bret:  when cueto comes back and he’s back in the minors, there will at least be a little reprieve

Craig:  not so sure Leake doesn’t get the boot from the rotation

Bret:  we’ll find out soon enough, but i think it’s time to close up shop tonight
we didn’t even get to the minor league topics either
i guess we’ll have to reconvene specifically to cover that

Craig:  if you say so. I’ve got the Dodgers/Nats game on, so I can go for a while yet

Ben:  my only regret is that I didn’t get to make a Pat Benatar joke

Bret:  you’re not going to be happy though, craig

Craig:  I wish we got Ben to admit his shame over what he was drinking

Bret:  you know this

Craig:  let’s face it, I’m never happy.

Ben:  i’m not ashamed. i’m poor and full so i’m drinking a $16 bottle yellow tail. if you haven’t been there before, you haven’t lived. or at least not past college. it’s the daniel nava of wines.

Bret:  hahaha
and that is the perfect note to go out on

Craig:  This can be off-air but…that assumes we drink wine. But also, 16 bucks? that’s a healthy price for wine. I assume you could do better than Yellow Tail for that price.

Bret:  $16 could buy you a LOT of malt liquor

Ben:  it’s a big bottle

Craig:  ahhhh

Ben:  750 ml and i live in boston

Bret:  that’s a lot of milliliters

Craig:  is Boston expensive for alcohol? I honestly have no idea

Ben:  everything is expensive here. not as much so as NY but still.

Bret:  NY is crazy for liquor prices, but jersey is cheap and PA is ludicrous
alright kids, time to say goodnight

Ben:  sounds good, this was fun as always

Bret:  absolutely

Craig:  definitely

Bret:  thanks guys for doing this

Craig:  let’s do a prospects focused one soon to follow up

Bret:  absolutely, it’s a date

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  1. RotoLando
    May 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yikes. 16 bucks should get you a better wine than Yellow Tail. I’d say its the Vernon Wells of wines, if Vern wasn’t going nuts this year.

    • May 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

      To be fair to Ben, it’s a pretty big bottle.

      • RotoLando
        May 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

        So….Ryan Howard?

      • May 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Hmm. Maybe like a Lucas Duda? It’s not what you want, but you can get by with it. Maybe it’s overpaid, but still, it’ll work.

      • RotoLando
        May 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

        I’m thinking of a liter of Evan Williams

  2. RotoLando
    May 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Back to business…

    What do you think about Desmond Jennings going forward now? He still has some name value, but hasn’t really put together a great season. Was he overrated before, or does he just need more time to blossom?

    Please put any future projections in a beer/wine/liquor comparison. Thanks.

    • May 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      I think Desmond Jennings will profile as a Role 6 beverage in his prime with a nice combo of speed and power (Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye), but that we’re going to have to readjust our expectations overall and settle for more of a High 5 player for most of his career, something more along the lines of a Dale’s Pale Ale or a Harpoon IPA. True Fantasy dominance (Dogfish Head 90) looks out of reach.

  3. Tony
    May 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Got a deal in my Dynasty fantasy league going. Cespedes for Chris Archer and Corbin. I am thinking this is very good since I need an OF.

  4. Jake
    May 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I am in a 16 team Dynasty league and Can win it this year. My rotation is stacked I have great closers and pretty good offense but I am lagging behind in RBI and HR. I just traded Puig, A-Jax, T. Walker and Felipe Paulino for Cespedes, McCann and Bubba “Lasik” Starling. How did I do? I gave up a lot but I think I got better for this season. Had Perez at catcher before and Have cepedes playing Center with McClouth in Left.

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