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2:52
 
John Halpin: 
Hi, folks. Got any questions?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  2:52  John Halpin
 
 
3:00
 
John Halpin: 
Hey, there - thanks for waiting an extra hour this week. Let's get started!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:00  John Halpin
 
 
3:00
 
[ Comment From Kendall Kendall:  ]
NL only 8 team daily start Gallardo on road at Arizona?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:00  Kendall
 
 
3:01
 
John Halpin: 
I'm generally not in the business of benching starters unless their matchups are horrible or there's a strict innings limit. I'd probably start him.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:01  John Halpin
 
 
3:01
 
[ Comment From Guest Guest:  ]
Have to move C.Martinez of cards out of my N/A spot to use him. Who would you drop here: Revere,Parra,Eaton or fowler. Leaning Parra and thoughts here. Thanks
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:01  Guest
 
 
3:03
 
John Halpin: 
Probably Parra, but is Martinez going to start? If not, I don't know that he'll help you much. He might not even help much this season if he does start.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:03  John Halpin
 
 
3:03
 
[ Comment From Ben Ben:  ]
Halp Strop/Parker as closer if Gregg gets traded?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:03  Ben
 
 
3:03
 
John Halpin: 
Most people seem to think Parker.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:03  John Halpin
 
 
3:03
 
[ Comment From Shaun Shaun:  ]
Like either C.Villanueva/Peralta at SP if maybe needing an SP in NL only daily cat 10?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:03  Shaun
 
 
3:04
 
John Halpin: 
I prefer Villanueva.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:04  John Halpin
 
 
3:04
 
[ Comment From mitch mitch:  ]
projection for Erasmo Ramirez ros?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:04  mitch
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
3.60 ERA, decent # of Ks? I like him, think he has more upside than downside.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:05  John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[ Comment From mitch mitch:  ]
Does Carlos Martinez get a shot in the rotation? With Ramirez, Cosart, and Martinez all being called who would you say is a good prospect to stash that could make a big impact later this year?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:05  mitch
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
Erasmo is by far my favorite.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:05  John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
big question: Matt Cain. Time to give up on him??
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:05  Dan B
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
Sigh ... I wouldn't, but I can be very stubborn about guys like him. It depends on your free-agent alternatives, I guess.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:05  John Halpin
 
 
3:06
 
[ Comment From cdf cdf:  ]
Hey John. Thanks ahead of time for advice. How much playing time do you think Matt Harvey will see in the 2nd half? Is it time to shop him around or keep?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:06  cdf
 
 
3:08
 
John Halpin: 
I could see a shutdown coming in the September 10 range, but I'd probably keep unless I got a huge offer.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:08  John Halpin
 
 
3:08
 
[ Comment From mitch mitch:  ]
Is Manny Ramirez worth a stash?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:08  mitch
 
 
3:09
 
John Halpin: 
Nah - he's 41 and hasn't really played for two years. Maybe in AL-only, but even that's a stretch.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:09  John Halpin
 
 
3:09
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Also, R.A. Dickey - dump him???
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:09  Dan B
 
 
3:10
 
John Halpin: 
I probably wouldn't, unless there was a nice option freely available.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:10  John Halpin
 
 
3:10
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Need to drop a SP out of G. Cole, P Maholm, or J Locke?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:10  JR
 
 
3:11
 
John Halpin: 
Try to trade Locke and his smoke-and-mirrors 2.15 ERA. If I HAD to drop, it would be Cole.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:11  John Halpin
 
 
3:11
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Heard any news on Granderson other than not swinging a bat? Will he be much more help than Pence, BJ Upton or Coco the rest of the year?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:11  JR
 
 
3:11
 
John Halpin: 
End of month, maybe. Hard to count on over those guys.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:11  John Halpin
 
 
3:11
 
[ Comment From Wayne Wayne:  ]
Please rate ROS - Doubront, J. Turner, Ryu, Shields, J. Parker, Colon, J. Hefner, Eovaldi
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:11  Wayne
 
 
3:13
 
John Halpin: 
Shields first, but a lot. Ryu, Colon, Doubront, Eovaldi, Turner, Parker, Hefner,
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:13  John Halpin
 
 
3:13
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Is Logan Morrison worth picking up???
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:13  Dan B
 
 
3:14
 
John Halpin: 
I'm a fan. 1B/OF eligibility, too.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:14  John Halpin
 
 
3:14
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
I've got Cano, Beltre, Wright, and Seager for 3 spots, do I try to trade one or keep them all and bench a good player most days?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:14  JR
 
 
3:14
 
John Halpin: 
With less than 3 months left, I'd try to trade someone and grab a free agent if an injury occurs later.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:14  John Halpin
 
 
3:14
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Jose Iglesias worth picking up: category league: R, RBI, HR, AVG, SB??
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:14  Dan B
 
 
3:15
 
John Halpin: 
I'm skeptical of how much he'll hit. AL-only.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:15  John Halpin
 
 
3:15
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Does this sound like a good trade: trading away Matt Cain and Hunter Pence for Grienke and Jay Bruce? fox league points
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:15  Dan B
 
 
3:15
 
John Halpin: 
Oops - another one for Dan B. Yes on that trade.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:15  John Halpin
 
 
3:16
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
I've got Pineda stuck in a NA spot, will he offer much this year?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:16  JR
 
 
3:17
 
John Halpin: 
Sounds like the Yanks are trying to shop Hughes, and Pineda is a logical rotation replacement. I'm hopeful, but wouldn't place too much trust in a guy who hasn't pitched since 2011.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:17  John Halpin
 
 
3:17
 
[ Comment From David David:  ]
Any prospects worth stashing for the second half?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:17  David
 
 
3:20
 
John Halpin: 
Aren't they all up already? George Springer is really tearing it up in the minors for the Astros. Maybe Yelich for the Marlins, and even Taijuan Walker in SEA.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:20  John Halpin
 
 
3:21
 
John Halpin: 
Check that - Walker could hit an innings limit in 50-60 more innings.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:21  John Halpin
 
 
3:21
 
[ Comment From Followup on Martinez! Followup on Martinez!:  ]
Have you heard anything to suggest that Martinez will be RP/SP? I will also have to make room for Beachy,kemp,.Rameriz,N.Walker off my DL. Also worried about trades of Gallardo/C.Lee to AL. So I add Martinez. Don't need him unless an SP!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:21  Followup on Martinez!
 
 
3:22
 
John Halpin: 
Bullpen - read this: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130711&content_id=53422868&vkey=news_stl&c_id=stl
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:22  John Halpin
 
 
3:23
 
John Halpin: 
"With a pair of relievers likely to be unavailable for Thursday's series opener against the Cubs, the Cardinals fortified their bullpen by recalling Carlos Martinez from Triple-A." That's pretty clear on his role. He's a great prospect, folks, but expecting SP help from him this season is a longshot.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:23  John Halpin
 
 
3:23
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Is Jacob Turner worth keeping? Probably not going to get much run support in Miami.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:23  Dan B
 
 
3:23
 
John Halpin: 
In a deeper league, yes. I like Dan B. today, apparently.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:23  John Halpin
 
 
3:23
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Keep Rex Brothers on roster or look elsewhere?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:23  JR
 
 
3:24
 
John Halpin: 
For closer help? You'll know in less than three weeks. I'm not big on closer speculation unless the league is deep, but if you've had him for this long why not let it play out?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:24  John Halpin
 
 
3:24
 
[ Comment From JBizzy JBizzy:  ]
Good day John - His $40 Braun for my my $5 Marte & $6 McCann in a $300 keeper league? I have a large sb lead and Mauer for catcher. Have to do this, no? I'm in 4th but the season is still long!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:24  JBizzy
 
 
3:26
 
John Halpin: 
Considering your roster, I guess you have to do it. I love Marte, even if he swings at everything.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:26  John Halpin
 
 
3:26
 
[ Comment From Guest Guest:  ]
Drop Carl Crawford and pick up Strling Marte?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:26  Guest
 
 
3:26
 
John Halpin: 
Heck, yes.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:26  John Halpin
 
 
3:26
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Does Cingrani keep getting better? Do you prefer him or Eovaldi?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:26  chris
 
 
3:28
 
John Halpin: 
Cingrani has had control issues, and will probably lose his rotation slot in a few weeks when Cueto returns. I like him, but prefer Eovaldi ROS.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:28  John Halpin
 
 
3:28
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
How do you see playing time in Dodger's OF?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:28  JR
 
 
3:28
 
John Halpin: 
When Kemp returns? Ethier eventually gets the short straw after some platooning with Crawford and/or Kemp.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:28  John Halpin
 
 
3:29
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Is Straily ever going to settle into the As rotation? Do you like him more than ground ball guys like Hudson and Leake?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:29  chris
 
 
3:29
 
John Halpin: 
Not more than Leake, close enough to Hudson. Straily went back to the minors because they want him to keep pitching through the AS break. I think he'll settle in soon.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:29  John Halpin
 
 
3:30
 
[ Comment From Dan Dan:  ]
Trade Victorino for Aybar?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:30  Dan
 
 
3:30
 
John Halpin: 
If you need SS help and have solid OFs, yes. 2nd half improvement.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:30  John Halpin
 
 
3:30
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Who do you like more for the second half: Tabata or Rajai Davis?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:30  chris
 
 
3:31
 
John Halpin: 
Davis, even if he plays less than full-time.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:31  John Halpin
 
 
3:31
 
[ Comment From DodgerTom DodgerTom:  ]
What do you expect the fantasy impacts to be of MLB's expected announcement next week of suspensions in the Biogenisis case? Also, how can Bud Selig suspend players (Colon, M. Cabrera, et all) who were already disciplined last year for PEDs. How big a fight do you expect the players' association to put up in these cases.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:31  DodgerTom
 
 
3:32
 
John Halpin: 
Huge fight, especially with no positive tests from a certified organization to rely on. If I had to bet, my money would be on no suspensions being served before the end of 2013. I've been known to lose bets on occasion, though.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:32  John Halpin
 
 
3:32
 
[ Comment From Ralph Ralph:  ]
Wacha worth a stash or drop for C Carpenter?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:32  Ralph
 
 
3:32
 
John Halpin: 
Stash? Sure, but I wouldn't expect too much.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:32  John Halpin
 
 
3:32
 
[ Comment From Iwa-clobbered Iwa-clobbered:  ]
Iwakuma: drop or hold?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:32  Iwa-clobbered
 
 
3:32
 
John Halpin: 
Hold. Not as good as he was early on, not as bad as he looks now.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:32  John Halpin
 
 
3:33
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Already have Segure, don't need Everth Cabrera but I have him - trade bait? If so what is he worth? Ex: C Carlos Santana or Yasiel Puig???
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:33  Dan B
 
 
3:33
 
John Halpin: 
I would love to get Santana for Everth.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:33  John Halpin
 
 
3:33
 
[ Comment From Bases Loaded Bases Loaded:  ]
Hey John! Who do you think I can get for Puig? Top round talent or second?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:33  Bases Loaded
 
 
3:34
 
John Halpin: 
Depends on the trading partner, but the return should be high, and you should try to move him RIGHT NOW. It can only get worse from here.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:34  John Halpin
 
 
3:34
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Please rank: Marte, Dunn, Logan Morrison
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:34  Dan B
 
 
3:34
 
John Halpin: 
Marte, Marte, Marte, Marte, Dunn, Marte, LoMo. And Marte.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:34  John Halpin
 
 
3:34
 
[ Comment From Bucs Fan Bucs Fan:  ]
Tabata getting a lot more PT! Thoughts on him for ROS?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:34  Bucs Fan
 
 
3:35
 
John Halpin: 
Not much power, too many ground balls, and why doesn't he run any more? NL-only, and that's all.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:35  John Halpin
 
 
3:35
 
[ Comment From Trader Joe Trader Joe:  ]
My Rivera and Prado for his Kinsler. Good deal for me?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:35  Trader Joe
 
 
3:36
 
John Halpin: 
Yes if you have saves.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:36  John Halpin
 
 
3:36
 
[ Comment From Mike Mike:  ]
What are you hearing about when jake peavey and Brandon beachy returning? Plus who goes to the bullpen for each team?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:36  Mike
 
 
3:38
 
John Halpin: 
Peavy rehab start Sunday, might be ready after that. Maybe later this month for Beachy. Suspect that Axelrod drops out to make room for Peavy, still no idea what the Braves will do with Beachy.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:38  John Halpin
 
 
3:38
 
[ Comment From Sam Sam:  ]
Help! Need to drop one - Granderson, Cespedes, L. Martin or Soriano? Thanks John!!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:38  Sam
 
 
3:38
 
John Halpin: 
Granderson, if you can't make a deal.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:38  John Halpin
 
 
3:38
 
[ Comment From Hit Happens Hit Happens:  ]
I'm deep at SS. Have HanRam, Segura and Reyes. Who do I trade?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:38  Hit Happens
 
 
3:38
 
John Halpin: 
The guy who gets you the biggest return - period. Float all three.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:38  John Halpin
 
 
3:39
 
[ Comment From Ben Ben:  ]
Best ROS in my third OF spot. M.Prado, N.McClouth, L. Martin, or T. Hunter? Who should I roll with?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:39  Ben
 
 
3:39
 
John Halpin: 
Martin, then McLouth.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:39  John Halpin
 
 
3:39
 
[ Comment From John John:  ]
Would you do the trade iwakuma for jones? Im the side that is getting adam jones
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:39  John
 
 
3:39
 
John Halpin: 
Yep.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:39  John Halpin
 
 
3:39
 
[ Comment From Yasiel Puig Yasiel Puig:  ]
Move me right now? That's probably what you said about Trout after his first month last year.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:39  Yasiel Puig
 
 
3:41
 
John Halpin: 
No, I did not say that about Trout (though I did trade him for David Price, which helped me win a league). I like Puig, but I think he'll level off between now and the end of the season. Not collapse, but level off. I suspect his owners can name their price right now, and that's the smart move.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:41  John Halpin
 
 
3:42
 
John Halpin: 
I will say that I didn't expect Trout to continue that kind of production in 2012. If you did - thinking he'd produce one of baseball's all-time best seasons - you should move to Vegas and become a professional gambler.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:42  John Halpin
 
 
3:42
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Ibanez actually seems to be hitting lefthanders. This can't last, can it?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:42  chris
 
 
3:42
 
John Halpin: 
Probably not. He clearly sold his soul to the devil.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:42  John Halpin
 
 
3:42
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Putz has got to be taking over the closing gig in AZ soon, right? I could hit a homer off Heath Bell.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:42  chris
 
 
3:44
 
John Halpin: 
Maybe, but closer roles are funny that way. If Bell has a couple of good outings and stays on track, they'll leave him alone. For for 100th time, can we ban saves from fantasy baseball? Picking closers out of a hat is easier than evaluating them.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:44  John Halpin
 
 
3:44
 
[ Comment From Mr. Baseball Mr. Baseball:  ]
Follow up from above Puig trade: I've been offered Prince Fielder for Puig. Trade? Or can I do better - i.e. - Trout. Thanks!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:44  Mr. Baseball
 
 
3:44
 
John Halpin: 
If you can get Trout, you get my vote for Fantasy GM of the Year. I suspect you can't make that deal, though. Deal him for Fielder immediately.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:44  John Halpin
 
 
3:45
 
John Halpin: 
Puig may prove me wrong, but he *probably* won't. Of course, I said the same thing three weeks ago.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:45  John Halpin
 
 
3:45
 
John Halpin: 
When I also said things like, "Buy low on Matt Cain." This isn't an exact science, unfortunately.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:45  John Halpin
 
 
3:45
 
John Halpin: 
Still, TRADE HIM FOR FIELDER.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:45  John Halpin
 
 
3:47
 
[ Comment From Yasiel Puig Yasiel Puig:  ]
Trade me for J Segura, or will he level off too?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:47  Yasiel Puig
 
 
3:48
 
John Halpin: 
You're awfully busy here today, Yasiel. Segura is batting .270 with 3 HRs since the beginning of June. He's - what's the phrase I'm looking for? Oh, right: Leveling off.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:48  John Halpin
 
 
3:48
 
John Halpin: 
12 steals since that time, though. Terrific fantasy player, but wasn't going to keep up his April/May pace.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:48  John Halpin
 
 
3:48
 
[ Comment From Trader Joe Trader Joe:  ]
Have Rodney, Cishek, Putz, Gregg. Can do without Mo IF putz regains job. Will he?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:48  Trader Joe
 
 
3:49
 
John Halpin: 
I don't know. With closers, possession is 9/10ths of the law.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:49  John Halpin
 
 
3:49
 
[ Comment From john john:  ]
chris davis in a slump.have pitchers realized he has trouble with off speed stuff? what SP would you move him for?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:49  john
 
 
3:50
 
John Halpin: 
Slumps don't mean he's been figured out - the guy has always had big power, and maybe he's entering his prime. Maybe 20 more homers, most likely - can you spare them?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  John Halpin
 
 
3:50
 
[ Comment From Yovanni G Yovanni G:  ]
Am I dropable in a 12 team mixer
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  Yovanni G
 
 
3:50
 
John Halpin: 
Sure.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  John Halpin
 
 
3:50
 
[ Comment From Dan B Dan B:  ]
Adam Eaton worth picking up?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  Dan B
 
 
3:50
 
John Halpin: 
Yes, if you need a one-trick speed guy.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  John Halpin
 
 
3:50
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Do you think the Yankees make any trades to shore up their offense? Morneau would be a nice fit.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:50  chris
 
 
3:51
 
John Halpin: 
Only if it doesn't cost much in terms of prospects. They know their chances of winning are slim. At least I hope they know that, since I'm a Yankee fan.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:51  John Halpin
 
 
3:51
 
[ Comment From Mac Mac:  ]
I have A.LaRoche in my 1B/#B spot. Stand pat or pick up A. Rendon, B. Lawrie, Gyorko, K. Morales, A. Lind?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:51  Mac
 
 
3:52
 
John Halpin: 
I'm a Lawrie fan, but LaRoche is very dependable. I like him.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:52  John Halpin
 
 
3:52
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Santana or Rosario at C?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:52  JR
 
 
3:53
 
John Halpin: 
Hmm ... Rosario.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:53  John Halpin
 
 
3:53
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
A Simmons-terrible leadoff man but is he decent enough fantasy SS?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:53  JR
 
 
3:53
 
John Halpin: 
Yes - decent power and speed.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:53  John Halpin
 
 
3:53
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Please rank-Fowler, Rios, Cruz, Beltran, Crawford. I have Fowler coming off DL.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:53  JR
 
 
3:54
 
John Halpin: 
Fowler, Cruz, Beltran, Rios, Crawford.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:54  John Halpin
 
 
3:54
 
[ Comment From David B David B:  ]
Thoughts on S Castro ROS?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:54  David B
 
 
3:54
 
John Halpin: 
I would hold. I can't believe he's not better than this.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:54  John Halpin
 
 
3:54
 
[ Comment From bill bill:  ]
hi john. who do you think wins the world series this year?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:54  bill
 
 
3:56
 
John Halpin: 
Though I wouldn't be surprised if my preseason pick - the Nationals - came back strong, Detroit seems like a smart, stable pick. Big bats, two aces ... lots to like.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:56  John Halpin
 
 
3:56
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Jeter worth an add?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:56  JR
 
 
3:56
 
John Halpin: 
Eh - not so much in 12-team mixers.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:56  John Halpin
 
 
3:56
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Andrus or Segura ROS?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:56  JR
 
 
3:57
 
John Halpin: 
Segura. I think Andrus is ridiculously overrated in fantasy.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:57  John Halpin
 
 
3:57
 
[ Comment From David B David B:  ]
Straily or Porcello ROS?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:57  David B
 
 
3:57
 
John Halpin: 
Porcello. Is everyone signing in as David B or JR today?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:57  John Halpin
 
 
3:57
 
[ Comment From Thank you Thank you:  ]
I thank you for info and so does C.Martinez!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:57  Thank you
 
 
3:57
 
John Halpin: 
Good luck as a middle reliever, Carlos!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:57  John Halpin
 
 
3:58
 
[ Comment From John John:  ]
Wilhelmsen getting the closer job back and does he keep it?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:58  John
 
 
3:59
 
John Halpin: 
Didn't he technically get it back already, even though they brought him in last night?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:59  John Halpin
 
 
3:59
 
John Halpin: 
I think they want him to save games, though if he has a good 2 weeks they could deal him.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:59  John Halpin
 
 
3:59
 
[ Comment From DodgerTom DodgerTom:  ]
What's the outlook for Ricky Nolasco now that he's part of the Dodger rotation?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  3:59  DodgerTom
 
 
4:00
 
John Halpin: 
Same as before, maybe with an extra win or two. His ballpark in MIA was nice to pitch in.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:00  John Halpin
 
 
4:00
 
[ Comment From Cubs Fan Cubs Fan:  ]
Worth taking Rendon or dropping L. Martin for M. Prado
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:00  Cubs Fan
 
 
4:00
 
John Halpin: 
Martin, then Prado, then Rendon.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:00  John Halpin
 
 
4:00
 
[ Comment From alex alex:  ]
who do you feel the phillies move at the deadline ?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:00  alex
 
 
4:01
 
John Halpin: 
Assuming they slump a little, they probably move Utley and Young. Maybe Ruiz, possibly Lee. However, if they tread water for 2 more weeks, they stand pat.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:01  John Halpin
 
 
4:01
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Justin Smoak? Turned a corner or smoke and mirrors?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:01  chris
 
 
4:02
 
John Halpin: 
Half and half. Not horrible, not a good option for 12-team mixed leagues.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  John Halpin
 
 
4:02
 
[ Comment From james james:  ]
drop Dickey pick up Ervin Santana?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  james
 
 
4:02
 
John Halpin: 
I think so.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  John Halpin
 
 
4:02
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Pierzynski or Napoli?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  JR
 
 
4:02
 
John Halpin: 
Napoli
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  John Halpin
 
 
4:02
 
[ Comment From Yasiel Puig Yasiel Puig:  ]
John, you rule!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  Yasiel Puig
 
 
4:02
 
John Halpin: 
So do you!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  John Halpin
 
 
4:02
 
[ Comment From james james:  ]
trade Everth cabrera for Kipnis or H kendrick? would either work
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:02  james
 
 
4:03
 
John Halpin: 
KIPNIS, NOW!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:03  John Halpin
 
 
4:03
 
[ Comment From Jared Jared:  ]
I need some speed any suggestions to pick up?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:03  Jared
 
 
4:03
 
John Halpin: 
Eaton, Eric Young, Rajai Davis.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:03  John Halpin
 
 
4:03
 
[ Comment From Bases loaded Bases loaded:  ]
Wilson Ramos or AJ Ellis?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:03  Bases loaded
 
 
4:03
 
John Halpin: 
Ramos.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:03  John Halpin
 
 
4:04
 
John Halpin: 
Thanks for all the questions, folks. If you have more, hit me on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/halpinsports) or Twitter (@jhalpin37). Otherwise, listen to my podcasts ("Fantasy 15" on iTunes) and read my weekday morning blog posts at http://foxsportsfantasybuzz.yardbarker.com.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:04  John Halpin
 
 
4:04
 
John Halpin: 
See you back here next week!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:04  John Halpin
 
 
4:04
 
[ Comment From Jared Jared:  ]
Can I get a projection for ramos ros?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:04  Jared
 
 
4:04
 
John Halpin: 
.260, 5 HR, plays every other day.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:04  John Halpin
 
 
4:05
 
[ Comment From DodgerTom DodgerTom:  ]
John; how does it feel to be the only person in the media that Yasiel Puig is talking to....you should parlay this into an interview.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:05  DodgerTom
 
 
4:05
 
John Halpin: 
Yes! I'll even go to LA to talk when he doesn't make the All-Star team!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:05  John Halpin
 
 
4:05
 
[ Comment From chris chris:  ]
Chris Johnson keeps on hitting. Drop him when Gyorko gets off the DL?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:05  chris
 
 
4:05
 
John Halpin: 
But he keeps hitting ...
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:05  John Halpin
 
 
4:05
 
[ Comment From JR JR:  ]
Kluber-stream or ?
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:05  JR
 
 
4:06
 
John Halpin: 
Yes - stream before rostering.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:06  John Halpin
 
 
4:06
 
[ Comment From Tim Tim:  ]
Eovaldia worth pick up
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:06  Tim
 
 
4:06
 
John Halpin: 
I'm a fan.
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:06  John Halpin
 
 
4:06
 
John Halpin: 
Bye!
 
 
Thursday July 11, 2013  4:06  John Halpin
 
 
4:06
 
 

 
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