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|2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What should Cleveland's strategy going forward be, besides the obvious of "spend money to build around your superstar talent" that they of course won't do|
(Bring Back Trevor Strunk from Online)
|They're in a bit of a weird spot. As much as we've railed on them (myself included), they're four games over .500! They're probably not catching the Twins, but that's more about how good Minnesota's been. I don't know that supplementing with useful retreads like Adam Jones or even taking a flier on Derek Dietrich stops them from being behind Minnesota, but they'd be closer, right?
Long term, you mean, they have to execute what they've done in the past to compete. They were in the World Series in very recent memory! I don't think that they are unwilling to spend and I actually don't really doubt that the Dolans have operated at a loss some years because of Cleveland's market and size. I just think they should be willing to run it at a loss because, as Rob Mains has argued, it's not a normal business or investment. It's fine to run losses and then sell the team for a massive profit down the line. (Craig Goldstein)
|2019-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If picking up Derek Dietrich is one of my all-time great moves in fantasy baseball (and trading him right away). How good am I?|
(Bailey from Maryland)
|Depends what you got for him, imo...but...probably not that great (sorry!) (Craig Goldstein)|
|2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What is the Mets' Opening Day outfielder (starters and back-ups)?|
(Bill from PA)
|Oh the cynic in me says Lagares in CF with Nimmo and Conforto flanking him and a bench of like, heck let's say Austin Jackson and Derek Dietrich. Signing Pollock and just sticking him in CF would solve a chunk of their remaining issues though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-02-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Players like Smoak, Morrison, and Alonso weren't even drafted inside the top 450 picks last year. Who might be some undrafted ex prospects this year who finally live up to their pedigree?|
(Chris from Baltimore)
|I may not be able to give you a fish here, but I can possibly teach you how to fish...the similarities in those players are late twenties to early thirties, a selective-ish approach, and their teams were going to give them the first chance for lots of playing time. Then, they were an adjustment away from blossoming as fantasy stars. Look for guys who fit that profile. Brandon Drury, Ben Gamel, maybe Derek Dietrich? (Scott Delp)|
|2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)||I have Chris Owings and Derek Dietrich at $5 and Cory Spangengerg at $11 in my 10 team NL only league. I was not planning on keeping them but their prices in LABR has me reconsidering. Would you keep any of them?|
(reverentcats from Aurora, IL)
|I'd consider Owings. It sounds like he will at least have a job share and good run. Cory Spangenberg is borderline in a 10-team, though you could keep him. I don't get the Dietrich love. He's talented but where does he play? I think you get him for less if you throw him back. (Mike Gianella)|
|2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Ugly as it seems, I could be forced to choose one of these fine gentlemen for my dynasty league team 2B: Taylor Lindsey, Derek Dietrich, Tommy La Stella.
What's the least damage I can have? thanks|
(fabiopao from Italy)
|La Stella. That's a pretty fun league you're in. (Sam Miller)|
|2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Sam,
I'm in a dynasty league and was wondering your thoughts on a couple of 2B, Scooter Gennett & Derek Dietrich.|
(Ernie from Knoxville,TN)
So what's the story behind your nickname?
I was big fan of "Muppet Babies" (the animated cartoon series that originally ran from 1984 to 1991) when I was little, and (Scooter) was my favorite character. I was in the car with my mom one day – and she had no idea about the Scooter thing – and she had me put on my seatbelt and I'd click it off. She'd put it on and I'd click it off. I was just real bad. She took me to the police station to have a cop kind of scare me: "Wear your seatbelt and listen to your mom." He asked me for my name and I said, "Scooter Gennett," and my mom was taken aback. And after that I guess I felt like if I told them my real name I was going to get arrested. After that, I never answered to Ryan for the next year or two. So Scooter just kind of stuck.
As far as fantasy prospects go, though, I'd take the other one. (Sam Miller)
|2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Which game are you watching?|
(Truman from Seahaven)
|The Astros game, of course. Always the Astros game.
Derek Dietrich's grandfather was, according to Derek Dietrich, "was one of the best hitters in the minor leagues when he played." Looking him up, just one second...
Ok, his name was Steve Demeter, 5'9" pinch-hitter/third baseman in two seasons in the majors. Born in Homer City, which now is going to make me look up all the other players from Homer City, or cities with names that sound like they should produce good baseball players. Demeter was a .290/.333/.461 hitter in the minors, more than 9,000 (!!!) plate appearances, 272 career minor league home runs which can't be all that far from the record. Some good seasons. (Sam Miller)
|2012-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Derek Dietrich become a second division starter in the majors?|
(Glow from Memphis)
|I think so, maybe even a little more. I've always been a fan, though he's a longshot to stick at shortstop as he climbs the ladder. Nice pop, respectable average, solid-enough glove if he moves to third base. (Bradley Ankrom)|
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