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1:51
 
John Halpin: 
Hi, folks. Let's hear those baseball questions!
 
2:03
 
John Halpin: 
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. I hope you don't want to discuss the trade deadline, since it was BOOOOOOORRRRINNNGGGG! Let's talk for the 175th time, OK? Either that or fantasy baseball, I guess.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:03 John Halpin
 
 
2:03
 
[Comment From LanceCTLanceCT: ]
Should I believe in BJ Upton 2.0? I have to drop one of the following, Beltran Rios or BJ?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:03 LanceCT
 
 
2:04
 
John Halpin: 
I don't know what to think about B.J., but my order is Rios, Upton, Beltran.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:04 John Halpin
 
 
2:04
 
[Comment From SteveSteve: ]
Xavier or Middlebrooks? Any impact for Xavier at any point in season?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:04 Steve
 
 
2:05
 
John Halpin: 
Xander Bogaerts over Middlebrooks for me - I think they're dying to bring him up. Probably not enough impact for a standard mixed league this season. He's only 20, and not everyone is Mike Trout.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:05 John Halpin
 
 
2:06
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
What's up John?!
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:06 jason in COS
 
 
2:06
 
John Halpin: 
Hi, Jason! Politeness will get you everywhere around here.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:06 John Halpin
 
 
2:06
 
[Comment From Hit HappensHit Happens: ]
Hi John! A little worried over Gio's control these days...thoughts on ROS?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:06 Hit Happens
 
 
2:07
 
John Halpin: 
I'm OK with him ROS. Check the game-by-game - only one with lots if walks lately.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:07 John Halpin
 
 
2:09
 
[Comment From Art of FielderArt of Fielder: ]
In the Halpin crystal ball, do you see Fielder bouncing back for ROS? Thanks!
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:09 Art of Fielder
 
 
2:09
 
John Halpin: 
Yes. He's gotta get better.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:09 John Halpin
 
 
2:10
 
[Comment From SteveSteve: ]
If over-matched on SP for a week, good strategy to start best SP and all relievers to get saves, era, and whip?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:10 Steve
 
 
2:10
 
John Halpin: 
I guess it depends on your opponent, but I could see it with bad matchups.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:10 John Halpin
 
 
2:10
 
[Comment From SteveSteve: ]
Continue to start J Upton or drop?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:10 Steve
 
 
2:11
 
John Halpin: 
I think I'd stick it out for a little while longer.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:11 John Halpin
 
 
2:11
 
[Comment From johnjohn: ]
great work john! do you feel that austin jackson and billy butler will turn things around and be the players they were last year? thanks
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:11 john
 
 
2:13
 
John Halpin: 
Moreso for Jackson than Butler. I am a huge Jackson fan. His numbers are depressed due to the time he missed on the DL - runs per game are huge, HR/SB paces are fine.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:13 John Halpin
 
 
2:13
 
John Halpin: 
Butler hitting too many ground balls. I'm a bit skeptical.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:13 John Halpin
 
 
2:13
 
[Comment From LanceCTLanceCT: ]
What is your advice on double headers... How do you decide whether to use a player on your bench or stay with a regular... for instance 2 games of Starling Marte v 1 game of Edwin Encarnacion?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:13 LanceCT
 
 
2:14
 
John Halpin: 
I would usually play Marte, unless I know I desperately need HRs.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:14 John Halpin
 
 
2:14
 
John Halpin: 
Doubleheaders are your friends.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:14 John Halpin
 
 
2:14
 
[Comment From Dan B.Dan B.: ]
Hey John! starting or sitting Cain tonigh?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:14 Dan B.
 
 
2:15
 
John Halpin: 
I start him, because A) I'm stubborn, and B) the Phillies stink.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:15 John Halpin
 
 
2:15
 
[Comment From AlanAlan: ]
Hello John. Who should I replace Peralta with at SS?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:15 Alan
 
 
2:16
 
John Halpin: 
Jonathan Villar if you can.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:16 John Halpin
 
 
2:17
 
John Halpin: 
Also: Nick Franklin, Dozier, maybe Yunel Escobar. But Villar looks like he might steal tons of bases.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:17 John Halpin
 
 
2:18
 
[Comment From stevesteve: ]
the phillies not moving anyone at the deadline.what are they thinking? have to rebuid.your thoughts?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:18 steve
 
 
2:19
 
John Halpin: 
They're thinking that they've committed lots of money to a bunch of guys for next season, and don't want to rebuild while paying them. I don't agree, but that's what I think they're thinking.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:19 John Halpin
 
 
2:19
 
John Halpin: 
They weren't going to get much for Lee other than salary relief.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:19 John Halpin
 
 
2:19
 
[Comment From SteveSteve: ]
Cueto worth hanging on to? How about Cobb?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:19 Steve
 
 
2:20
 
John Halpin: 
Yes on Cobb. Not sure about Cueto, since he's not throwing and his status seems to be up in the air.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:20 John Halpin
 
 
2:21
 
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
I'm in 2nd place 5 x 5... need to replace Peralta. FAs include Rollins,A. Ramirez, S. Castro, J. Lowrie, A. Simmons, N. Franklin and J. Iglesias. Best choice???
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:21 Guest
 
 
2:22
 
John Halpin: 
Given those options, I'd give Castro another try. After him, Rollins, then Franklin.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:22 John Halpin
 
 
2:22
 
[Comment From petepete: ]
your thought on alfonso soriano and gattis the ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:22 pete
 
 
2:23
 
John Halpin: 
Gattis will have some playing time issues, but still OK as a catcher if you can roster him that way. Not high on Soriano - big hot streak before the trade, right? Eh.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:23 John Halpin
 
 
2:23
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Have Bruce Chen right now. Peavy is available. who do you prefer? categories are SO, WHIP, ERA, W.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:23 Dan B
 
 
2:24
 
John Halpin: 
Peavy, without a doubt.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:24 John Halpin
 
 
2:24
 
[Comment From Dan B.Dan B.: ]
Have Hosmer and A. Gonzalez at 1B to replace Pujols. picked up N. Franklin, but Marte, Dunn, Seager are available. H2H points league. Who do you prefer??
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:24 Dan B.
 
 
2:25
 
John Halpin: 
Depends on what you need, but I love Marte.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:25 John Halpin
 
 
2:25
 
[Comment From nicknick: ]
jed lowrie or uggla the ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:25 nick
 
 
2:26
 
John Halpin: 
I think I'd go with Uggla if my team didn't have huge BA issues.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:26 John Halpin
 
 
2:26
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Going back to Cueto question by Steve, would you advise to drop him if I need to drop im over roster size? Cueto or Dickey? thanks
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:26 Dan B
 
 
2:27
 
John Halpin: 
I have a hunch that Dickey is turning things around, and Cueto seems risky at the moment. Dickey is my pick.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:27 John Halpin
 
 
2:27
 
[Comment From JimJim: ]
Replacement for Cruz... have Granderson on DL... should I keep him (CG) or pick-up James Loney as DH ROS? Thanks, John.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:27 Jim
 
 
2:27
 
John Halpin: 
Home runs or batting average? Whatever you need more answers your question.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:27 John Halpin
 
 
2:27
 
[Comment From LarryLarry: ]
J Zimmerman, Shelby Miller, and Romo for Joe Nathan and J Upton. Thoughts?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:27 Larry
 
 
2:29
 
John Halpin: 
Romo and Nathan are close to a wash, and I wouldn't deal those two starters for Upton.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:29 John Halpin
 
 
2:29
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Stults, Cluber, Miley, Quintana, Norris, available. I lied Peavy is taken sorry. Same category league. Who do you prefer, if anyone, over Chen. Thanks again.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:29 Dan B
 
 
2:29
 
John Halpin: 
Well, since I'm President of the Charlotte Chapter of the Corey Kluber Fan Club ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:29 John Halpin
 
 
2:31
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
9 team 10x10 Roto; any suggestions to close a 7 W and 0.385 ERA deficit?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:31 jason in COS
 
 
2:34
 
John Halpin: 
Nine teams??? OK. Forget the wins and grab good relievers that pitch against bad hitting teams in tough parks. This weekend, target (against) the Brewers. Yankees, White Sox, Marlins, Twins, Astros, Giants ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:34 John Halpin
 
 
2:34
 
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
Thoughts on Prado rest of the season? I have Peralata at SS but with him getting suspended I can put Prado at SS, Or pick up Villar since I like his SB
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:34 Guest
 
 
2:34
 
John Halpin: 
Welcome to Team Villar!
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:34 John Halpin
 
 
2:34
 
[Comment From BillBill: ]
If I lose Cruz, my replacements are either Werth, Ethier or Denorfia - Who do you like ? Our league based on runs, rbi's & SB's.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:34 Bill
 
 
2:35
 
John Halpin: 
Werth, Werth, Werth.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:35 John Halpin
 
 
2:35
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Need some RBI. Ibanez, M. Domiguez, C. Carter, Prado available. Assuming Ibanez right?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:35 Dan B
 
 
2:36
 
John Halpin: 
Hmm ... Carter. At some point in September, won't the Mariners be tempted to play guys who might help them down the road?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:36 John Halpin
 
 
2:36
 
[Comment From JustinJustin: ]
Markakis do you think hes worth owning? Or drop him? Personally I see him declining just want another okay.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:36 Justin
 
 
2:38
 
John Halpin: 
It depends on what you need. He's batting close to .290 - as usual - and will probably finish with a dozen HRs and close to 100 runs. I'm a fan.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:38 John Halpin
 
 
2:38
 
[Comment From JimJim: ]
Need to bench 1... Holliday, W. Myers, T. Hunter, P. Alvarez, V. Martinez, A. Jackson or S. Marte. Also, have Victor Cruz
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:38 Jim
 
 
2:38
 
John Halpin: 
Victor Cruz? Love that guy. Go Giants!
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:38 John Halpin
 
 
2:40
 
John Halpin: 
Do you have enough power to bench Alvarez? Seems like it.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:40 John Halpin
 
 
2:40
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
I have Longoria at 3B and A. Gonzo at Util in my fox H2H points. Also have sandoval. No need for him, drop or his he worth something in trade value? if so can u please name a player he'd be worth, i.e. werth or Myers etc. Thanks
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:40 Dan B
 
 
2:41
 
John Halpin: 
I think he has trade value, and Werth is a guy who seems underrated. I bet Myers' owner would be stingy about trading him, and I'd rather have Werth ROS.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:41 John Halpin
 
 
2:41
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
H2H league, our playoffs start Week 19 and we lock rosters. Currently have Gattis but Doumit, R Martin, Castro, Buck, S Perez are all available. Drop Gattis for one of these guys for playoffs?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:41 jason in COS
 
 
2:42
 
John Halpin: 
Martin.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:42 John Halpin
 
 
2:42
 
[Comment From LarryLarry: ]
How many relievers would you own in standard 10 team?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:42 Larry
 
 
2:42
 
John Halpin: 
Three closers if I could.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:42 John Halpin
 
 
2:42
 
[Comment From DougDoug: ]
Would you draft Gore over Veveon Bell, Lamaar Miller or Lacy?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:42 Doug
 
 
2:43
 
John Halpin: 
THIS IS A BASEBALL CHAT? OK, just this once ... I'd take Gore.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:43 John Halpin
 
 
2:43
 
[Comment From JustinJustin: ]
Dickey for Prado? or try for another pitcher like lackey, Nova, or possibly Travis Wood( Dont see him giving up wood)
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:43 Justin
 
 
2:43
 
John Halpin: 
Yes on Dickey.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:43 John Halpin
 
 
2:43
 
[Comment From ArtArt: ]
Guthrie and Quintana have both been productive for me, but NO one ranks them ROS, what say you?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:43 Art
 
 
2:45
 
John Halpin: 
Quintana isn't bad. Guthrie has been "productive?" 4.22 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, low K total ... are 11 wins helping you THAT much?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:45 John Halpin
 
 
2:45
 
[Comment From nicknick: ]
i have leake and kazmir.would you drop either if kluber and dicky are available.holding kazmir for his sunday start against the marlins
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:45 nick
 
 
2:45
 
John Halpin: 
Kluber > Kazmir.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:45 John Halpin
 
 
2:46
 
[Comment From LarryLarry: ]
Segura for Pence then pickup Villar on the wire? Or will I lose too much?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:46 Larry
 
 
2:47
 
John Halpin: 
Depends on who Pence would replace, but if that's a nice upgrade, I can see it.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:47 John Halpin
 
 
2:47
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Am I the only one that hopes A-Riod gets banned for life?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:47 Dan B
 
 
2:47
 
John Halpin: 
Not at all - I suspect that most people agree with you. I happen to think that would be unfair, no matter how unlikeable A-Rod is.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:47 John Halpin
 
 
2:47
 
[Comment From LanceCTLanceCT: ]
Great chat! I have Napoli and Piercynski... Should I seek out Castro or Martin or are they comparable to my guys?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:47 LanceCT
 
 
2:48
 
John Halpin: 
Comparable, but I'd sit tight.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:48 John Halpin
 
 
2:48
 
[Comment From EddieEddie: ]
After Jeff Locke's performance last night, would you drop him for Tony Cingrani?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:48 Eddie
 
 
2:49
 
John Halpin: 
Yes, but keep in mind that when/if Cueto returns, Cingrani might lose his rotation slot.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:49 John Halpin
 
 
2:49
 
[Comment From DougDoug: ]
Sorry about the football question - my bad.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:49 Doug
 
 
2:49
 
John Halpin: 
No worries, Doug. It's that time of year.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:49 John Halpin
 
 
2:49
 
[Comment From johnjohn: ]
would you start shelby vs. the reds.kazmir vs.miami or leake vs. the cards.need one.thanks john
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:49 john
 
 
2:50
 
John Halpin: 
Kazmir - Miami's park is hell for hitters.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:50 John Halpin
 
 
2:50
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
You prefer Wei-Yen Chen or Cueto? Lackey available as well.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:50 Dan B
 
 
2:51
 
John Halpin: 
Lackey
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:51 John Halpin
 
 
2:52
 
[Comment From TonyTony: ]
Who is the better pickup, Ian Kennedy or Bud Norris?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:52 Tony
 
 
2:52
 
John Halpin: 
Kennedy due to his home park. Haven't checked his schedule, though.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:52 John Halpin
 
 
2:52
 
[Comment From JimJim: ]
Loaded with SPs... Scherzer, Verlander, Colon, Liriano, Strasburg, Sabathia, Samardzija and Lohse. Problem is who to bench this next week. Also, have RPs Kimbrel and Holland. Who to bench??? (5 x 5) Thanks, John.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:52 Jim
 
 
2:53
 
John Halpin: 
Jim - contact me at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/halpinsports) or Twitter (@jhalpin37) with this. I'd need to check the opponents, and that will take too long. Sound good?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:53 John Halpin
 
 
2:53
 
[Comment From ArtArt: ]
I am saying Quintana and Guthrie are producing more fantasy points than some 'bigger' names. I play to win. ERA doesn't count and yes, wins help a great deal! Just wanted your opinion.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:53 Art
 
 
2:54
 
John Halpin: 
OK - didn't mean to be snarky. I don't like Guthrie, and wins are tough to count on.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:54 John Halpin
 
 
2:54
 
[Comment From chrischris: ]
Drop Kazmir for Cingrani...even with the Marlins start coming up?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:54 chris
 
 
2:54
 
John Halpin: 
Oops - can you wait?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:54 John Halpin
 
 
2:54
 
[Comment From mike gracemike grace: ]
how do you feel about Kluber and G Cole, and when (if) will J Fernandez get shut down?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:54 mike grace
 
 
2:56
 
John Halpin: 
170 innings for Fernandez - 51 more to go, which means about 8-9 starts, which means mid-September. I really like Kluber, probably more than Cole for ROS. I do wonder if Cole's stuff is so good that he'll start whiffing more batters soon.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:56 John Halpin
 
 
2:56
 
[Comment From BobBob: ]
Austin Jackson is struggling. Any chance Iglesias bats lead-off for the Tigers?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:56 Bob
 
 
2:56
 
John Halpin: 
No. He's scored 63 runs in 75 games. He's fine, BA should improve soon.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:56 John Halpin
 
 
2:56
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
S Marte and A Gordon are FA, either one of those or W Myers ROS? H2H league
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:56 jason in COS
 
 
2:56
 
John Halpin: 
Marte for me.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:56 John Halpin
 
 
2:57
 
John Halpin: 
Rapid fire time ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:57 John Halpin
 
 
2:57
 
[Comment From LanceCTLanceCT: ]
Rank the following CI ROS: Encarnacion VMartinez Alvarez Donaldson Morrison. Thank you.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:57 LanceCT
 
 
2:58
 
John Halpin: 
Your order is my order, except LoMo over Donaldson.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 John Halpin
 
 
2:58
 
[Comment From JustinJustin: ]
Do you think Ian Kennedy will bounce back second half? Pitching in a nice friendly Paders Park?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 Justin
 
 
2:58
 
John Halpin: 
Yes, but not to a great extent.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 John Halpin
 
 
2:58
 
[Comment From RickRick: ]
Would you start adding players on playoff contention teams rather than non... or just go with talent? (esp with pitching)
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 Rick
 
 
2:58
 
John Halpin: 
Talent, unless you know someone's playing time might be at risk (like Fernandez).
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 John Halpin
 
 
2:58
 
[Comment From billybilly: ]
your thoughts on nova the ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 billy
 
 
2:58
 
John Halpin: 
Like - he's pitching well.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 John Halpin
 
 
2:58
 
[Comment From LarryLarry: ]
Follow up, Pence would replace Franklin or Morse.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 Larry
 
 
2:59
 
John Halpin: 
If you really need Pence's steals.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:59 John Halpin
 
 
2:59
 
[Comment From Rod ColeRod Cole: ]
B Colon safe to keep? Sorry if this was answered earlier.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:59 Rod Cole
 
 
2:59
 
John Halpin: 
Safe from suspension? Sounds like it. From wearing down? Not as sure.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 2:59 John Halpin
 
 
3:00
 
[Comment From Eddie DEddie D: ]
Thanks for the advice! Got another one for you. Going to lose Peralta at SS. I own Nick Franklin who has 2B/SS eligibility. Is it worth it to pickup Villar, or holdout on Bogaerts to be called up?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:00 Eddie D
 
 
3:00
 
John Halpin: 
Villar > Bogaerts this season.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:00 John Halpin
 
 
3:00
 
[Comment From Rod ColeRod Cole: ]
Ubaldo & Jorge de la Rosa. Yeah or nay, ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:00 Rod Cole
 
 
3:00
 
John Halpin: 
Eh - not bad, not great. Prefer Ubaldo.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:00 John Halpin
 
 
3:00
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
Also, what do you think is a fair punishment? Rest of this season? All of next? I feel like he deserves lifetime ban because he lied and deceived us and is a "role model" for younger kids.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:00 Dan B
 
 
3:02
 
John Halpin: 
A-Rod? I don't feel sorry for him. I feel like there's a protocol in place, and they're making up a new punishment as a PR ploy. I also feel like he didn't lie and deceive any more than Melky Cabrera, who created a website for a fake product and tried to convince MLB that it was what he took. What's fair? Same as Braun, maybe?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:02 John Halpin
 
 
3:02
 
John Halpin: 
Was Braun's appeal in 2011 equally deceptive? Hmm ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:02 John Halpin
 
 
3:02
 
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
De Aza'a 1 of my OF. What's your take on him ROS>? Thnx
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:02 Guest
 
 
3:03
 
John Halpin: 
I like him to continue what he's been doing. I'm a fan.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:03 John Halpin
 
 
3:03
 
John Halpin: 
OK - 5 more minutes with no detail.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:03 John Halpin
 
 
3:03
 
[Comment From TonyTony: ]
Is Peavy worth Trading for now that he's a Red Sock? and Would you drop Jeff S. or Fister for Bud Norris?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:03 Tony
 
 
3:03
 
John Halpin: 
Peavy same guy, Fister > Samardzija
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:03 John Halpin
 
 
3:03
 
[Comment From Frank H.Frank H.: ]
Miggy heading to DL?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:03 Frank H.
 
 
3:04
 
John Halpin: 
Not sure ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:04 John Halpin
 
 
3:04
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
Olives: Black or Green
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:04 jason in COS
 
 
3:04
 
John Halpin: 
Hate olives.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:04 John Halpin
 
 
3:04
 
[Comment From ThomThom: ]
Michael Brantley or Leonys ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:04 Thom
 
 
3:04
 
John Halpin: 
Leonys
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:04 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
another quick one: would you accept sandoval for napoli?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Dan B
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
If I had a good catcher and needed a 3B, yes.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From JustinJustin: ]
Drop Pelerta now? Or just wait for him to get suspended?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Justin
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
Be proactive if you can get a good SS.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From TonyTony: ]
Trade Alex Rios for Ellsbury?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Tony
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
If you need SBs more than power.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From LuceLuce: ]
Werth or Brantley?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Luce
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
Werth
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
J. Lake worth it
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Dan B
 
 
3:05
 
John Halpin: 
In deeper leagues, sure.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 John Halpin
 
 
3:05
 
[Comment From Eddie DEddie D: ]
Not getting many saves out of S. Romo, C. Janssen, or K. Uehara lately. Do I move anyone for Kevin Gregg or Jim Henderson?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:05 Eddie D
 
 
3:06
 
John Halpin: 
Stay put.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 John Halpin
 
 
3:06
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
g. Parra or Chen?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 Dan B
 
 
3:06
 
John Halpin: 
??? OF or SP?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 John Halpin
 
 
3:06
 
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
Yelich - 10 team ros?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 Guest
 
 
3:06
 
John Halpin: 
No.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 John Halpin
 
 
3:06
 
[Comment From TonyTony: ]
is Uehara still the Closer for Boston?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 Tony
 
 
3:06
 
John Halpin: 
I think so. Anything new today?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 John Halpin
 
 
3:06
 
[Comment From LarryLarry: ]
Arenado over Headey?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 Larry
 
 
3:06
 
John Halpin: 
No.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:06 John Halpin
 
 
3:07
 
[Comment From Dan BDan B: ]
OF Parra or SP Chen?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:07 Dan B
 
 
3:07
 
John Halpin: 
Wei-Yin Chen > Parra ? Bruce Chen.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:07 John Halpin
 
 
3:07
 
[Comment From jason in COSjason in COS: ]
Thanks for taking all the questions and the extra 5 mins! Till next week....
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:07 jason in COS
 
 
3:08
 
John Halpin: 
Thanks for all the questions, folks. Until next week, get me on Facebook (facebook.com/halpinsports) or Twitter (@jhalpin37). Also, listen to my podcasts ("Fantasy 15" on iTunes) and read my morning blog posts. Now, for one more ...
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:08 John Halpin
 
 
3:08
 
[Comment From ScottScott: ]
Steroid users 'who lie' should all be banned, for life.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:08 Scott
 
 
3:10
 
John Halpin: 
Perhaps, but if so, MLB/MLBPA should change the rules and make that so. Suspending Braun for 60 games and A-Rod for life - unless A-Rod *really* went beyond a reasonable level to impede the investigation (e.g., threatening someone) - then the double standard seems stupid to me.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:10 John Halpin
 
 
3:10
 
John Halpin: 
Thanks - see you back here next week!
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:10 John Halpin
 
 
3:10
 
[Comment From Eddie DEddie D: ]
Todd Frazier or Chris Johnson ROS? Frazier does have 1B,3B,OF eligibility though.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:10 Eddie D
 
 
3:11
 
John Halpin: 
Johnson
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:11 John Halpin
 
 
3:11
 
[Comment From TonyTony: ]
Does it make sense to keep Ryan Howard when he comes off the DL so late...?
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:11 Tony
 
 
3:11
 
John Halpin: 
Eh - not so much.
 
 
Thursday August 1, 2013 3:11 John Halpin
 
 
3:11
 
John Halpin: 
Thanks! See ya!
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