I want to thank everyone who participated in Tuesday night's chat on short notice. The response has been beyond my expectations.
Here are a few more questions from the chat with my responses:
9:51 [will] -
oswalt or hamels? thanks! cant wait for another chat!
I would take Hamels as he is younger and just as good.
9:52 [Luis] -
I traded Ryan Zimmerman + Sands + a 1st rd draft pick for Cano + Mous. I'm in a 20 team dynasty league with 17 MLB keepers + 9 prospects. How do you guys think I did?
I like the deal even though I am a big fan of Zimmerman and Sands. Moustakas could show big-time power in the bigs.
9:54 [Stevie] -
How does the additions of Jose Lopez and Ty Wigginton affect Ian Stewart? Platoon situation?
Yes, I'd be worried if I were an Ian Stewart owner in 2011.
9:57 [Greg] -
I need a speedster with runs and avg also factored in, who would you target between Bourn, Gardner, Ellsbury, Davis and Pierre?
I would rank them Pierre, Ellsbury, Gardner, Bourn, Davis
More after the jump:
9:58 [Steve] -
Does Votto duplicate his numbers again?
He very well could, especially with the carrot of a Tulo-like contract on the horizon. I like Votto alot.
10:00 [Tony] -
Do you see a bounceback year for Nate McLouth? .265 20/20 wouldn't be bad for deeper leagues as a OF3
I don't see it. I think the Pirates traded him at the right time.
10:02 [Bill] -
Ray, I just saw that you weren't a fan of Castro. (Starlin, I'm guessing) Is he possibly a bit overrated? I see him being a bit more than just the prototypical SS, say Alicides Escobar, E. Andrus who to me are better defensive shortstops with more stolen base potential, but aren't a better average hitter than Castro. Thoughts.
Castro will his for a solid BA, but I am not sure he will hit for much more than 7-10 HRs and 15ish SBs in the next few years.
10:05 [Wesley] -
Top 5 starters to target on draft day?
I am working on my SP rankings and I have them: Felix, Halladay, Lincecum, Lee and Lester.
10:09 [philly guy...] -
mitch moreland get 500+ abs this year? does this betre signing impact his playing time at all? chris davis? michael young?
I think it does impact his PT this year, unless Young is dealt.
10:09 [Wesley] -
I can choose two: Singleton, Profar, Sano, Norris, Conger
Singleton and Norris
10:14 [Mark] -
JDLR, sub 4 era and 190-200 K potential, yes or no?
No. He could have a sub-4 ERA, but I don't see the 190-200 Ks until he can throw more than 150 innings in a season.