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May 3, 2013

Fantasy Mailbag

Playing the Waiting Game

by BP Fantasy Staff


Question: How long do I wait for Alejandro De Aza? I don’t see anything that will improve (BABIP, K%). Okay to drop him for Matt Joyce? Love Coors and the matchup coming up. 

Answer: What round did you draft him in? Subtract that from 23 and that's how long you have to keep him. That is also known as the Cory Schwartz rule.

Question: Was offered Josh Hamilton and Alexei Ramirez for my Josh Rutledge and Josh Willingham. This seems like a deal to make, but how concerned are we about Hamilton?

Answer: Two Joshes are not always better than one. You are taking on more risk in this deal but you are also potentially gaining more reward. Make the trade.

Question: I'm in a 14-team, 5x5, non-keeper league. I need to clear a roster spot for Hanley Ramirez but don't want to drop anyone yet. I also would like a spot to stream starters, so I'm looking to do a three-for-one trade. I have a team interested but I wanted some input before officially offering. I'd be giving up Kyle Kendrick, Tommy Hanson, and Jurickson Profar.  I'd be getting either A.J. Burnett or Paul Maholm back. So first, who would you want for the rest of the year, Burnett or Maholm? Second, would you give up Profar right now?  I've held onto him for a month already so I hate selling him away for peanuts. But I need to clear up space on my roster.

Answer: Burnett is the way to go here. He is pitching well and getting the strikeouts again. Profar has nowhere to play, so in a non-keeper, he has even less value and should not hold up this deal.

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