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The following are the transcripts from the RotoBaller Live Chat that took place on March 18th, 2013.  RotoBaller staff expert Uncle Leo (@Uncle__Leo) talks fantasy baseball, waiver wire, and more with RotoBaller.com readers.

As always, you can get some LIVE quick hit advice in RotoBaller's fantasy baseball advice chat room.  Let's win some leagues!

 

10:48

Baller - Tiffanie

Would you trade pujols, granderson, and asdrubal for cano, goldshmidt, and hardy?

10:50

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

@Tiffanie - I would... cano and goldy are crazy good, may be the best 2 players in the deal right now

10:51

Baller - Tiffanie

would you go for that the other way though? I'd have to try to sell that trade to my friend

10:52

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

i prefer cano, goldshmidt, and hardy

10:52

Baller - Tiffanie

What if I switched Justin Upton with Granderson?

10:53

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

yea thats a good deal. but only if you have someone solid at 2b to replace cano

10:53

Baller - Tiffanie

thats something for my friend to worry about haha

10:55

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

ha... good luck

@Louise - none of those SS are great, id play the hot hands and rotate them

10:56

Baller - Mariano

Drop Konerko to pick up Donaldson or Marco ?

10:57

Baller - Adrienne

who's Marco .... Scutaro?

10:58

Baller - Mariano

Yes scutaro

10:58

Baller - Tracie

would u do victor martinez and mat latos for matt kemp?

10:58

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

@Mariano - pickup Donaldson. dont drop Konerko yet

@Tracie - yes i like that trade for you

10:59

Baller - Mariano

Who to drop for Donaldson. Wells, Konerko, escobar, hunter?

11:00

Baller - Tracie

wait? u would take the victor and mat latos?

11:00

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

no - Kemp side is better

11:02

Baller - Tracie

hm

11:02

Real Talk Raph - Ro..

Happy Saturday RotoBallers!

11:02

Baller - Mariano

If you wouldn't drop Konerko, would you drop a. Escobar, hunter or wells?

11:02

Real Talk Raph - Ro..

who is ready for a crazy weekend of baseball?

11:03

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

@Mariano - torii hunter, vernon wells, or alcedes escobar?

11:03

Baller - Elise

Im just hoping the braves dont get rained out, got tickets to the game

11:03

Baller - Mariano

Yes those three

11:03

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

whos ur other SS if u drop escobar?

11:03

Real Talk Raph - Ro..

yeah

they were set to torch Capuano tonight

wow

or should I say set to torch

game not called yet

11:04

Baller - Mariano

And I have Castro so escobar is a backup uo

11:04

Baller - Tracie

what about ernesto frieri and cc sabathia for matt kemp which side is better to get?

11:05

Baller - Elise

pretty ticked off, i missed grabbing laroche by a few hours, of course he then goes and hits 4 bombs in 3 days

11:05

Baller - Mariano

Since I have Castro is dropping a. Escobar Ok?

11:05

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

i would drop either Torii or Escobar

@Tracie - Kemp is better

huge upside, best player in deal

11:06

Baller - Tracie

I am trying to get Kemp but I dn't know what to give up to get him

I need OF hitting help

11:06

Real Talk Raph - Ro..

who is RotoBallin' out of control right now?!

I know I am....

setting lineups, watching games...

11:07

Baller - Elise

Im sad Cingrani got sent down, but it was obvious teams were figuring him out

11:11

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

yea its tough

he'll be back tho

11:12

Baller - Mariano

So dropping torii for scurtro if I have Rios, braun, trumbo, and wells as my other of?

Also since cingrani got sent down, should I drop him due to not knowing when he will be back if at all?

11:16

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

im not a cingrani owner, but if i were id hang tight for a few days in case one of the other reds pitchers gets injured or blown up

11:17

Baller - Sharon

What 3B value could i expect if i put harvey on market?

11:17

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

Harvey should only be traded for elite players at this point. hes the real deal

11:18

Baller - Mariano

Ok I have Detwiler... Should I drop him and if so for who? Santiago, santana, McAllister, chacin, Guthrie, De la Rosa, Kendrick, wood, Garcia, slowey

11:20

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

ervin santana or jaime garcia are best players there

11:20

Baller - Sharon

David Wright or Evan Longo type? Or are they too high for Harvey?

11:20

Baller - Mariano

Even after Garcia bad last stsrt

11:21

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

all SPs have bad starts time to time. look at bumgarner last night

11:22

Baller - Mariano

Why not wood or Kendrick? They seem unstoppable

11:22

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

@Sharon - if you could get longo or wright for harvey id strongly conider

11:22

Baller - Mariano

Even on bad teams.

11:23

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

yes - theyre great also. check our fantasy waiver wire piece for full waiver wire analysis: http://www.rotoballer.com/2013-fantasy-baseball-waiver-wire-daily-watch-list/

11:24

Baller - Sharon

How do you feel about b mccarthy today against marlins?

11:25

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

i like that matchup. marlins horrible, and mccarthy could be heating up

11:27

Baller - Collette

de aza on waivers... worth dropping mclouth, t. hunter or victorino for?

11:29

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

hunter has the least upside of them all. id def pickup de aza if he's on waivers

11:30

Baller - Collette

yeah, i'm thinking smart move could be to drop mclouth, but my heart can't do it:)

hunter is cooling off

cubs are absolutely smoking hefner here in the 4th

11:33

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

hang onto mclouth - more upside than torii

scott feldmand pitching solid for the cubs again today also

11:34

Baller - Collette

ok thanks Leo

11:34

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

good luck

11:35

Baller - Collette

and you think victorino > hunter even with recent health issues?

11:37

Baller - Mariano

Would you take feldman over Garcia, Kendrick, wood, or santana?

11:37

Baller - Collette

mariano - i wouldn't...

11:37

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

i like victorino's upside more, but its close

mariano - a lot of those guys are pitching well now - you can rotate or stream them based on matchups

11:39

Baller - Mariano

I wish I could.... It's a weekly league

11:40

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

send me a private chat with your entire roster, ill tell you who to drop

11:43

Baller - Mariano

I can't figure out how to on my phone for some reason. Can I tell you on here?

11:43

Baller - Collette

why can't you stream in a weekly?

11:44

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

sure list it out here mariano

11:45

Baller - Donald

daniel murphy or neil walker?

11:45Baller - Donald

daniel murphy or neil walker?

11:46Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

neil walker long term because of his power upside, but its close

11:46Baller - Mariano

Santana as c, Gonzalez as 1b,altuve, beltre, Castro, torii, braun, Rios, trumbo, Konerko, escobar as ss, v wells, gio, medlen, maholm, dempster, cingrani, Detwiler, mujica, Rodney and Corbin.

11:51Baller - Adrienne

okay ill take them one at a time. first move id make is drop detwiler for ervin santana

11:53

Baller - Mariano

Ok great... Anything else?

11:54

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

next id drop maholm for jamie garcia

11:55

Baller - Collette

i'm tired of espn public leagues -- what's out there that's better?

11:55

Baller - Mariano

Anything else uncle Leo?

11:55

Baller - Collette

is there a way to join a weekly league or something mid-season?

11:57

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

if nothing happens with cingrani after a few days, you can probably drop him at rotate Kendrick, wood, etc. Or pickup either, your teams looks solid, good luck

12:00

Baller - Mariano

Uncle Leo... Who would you drop to pickup Donaldson?

12:01

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

you can drop torii hunter for donaldson... solid move

12:02

Baller - Mariano

What about dropping escobar if I have cast?

Castro

12:02

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

SS is thin, id hang onto escobar unless you have a great waiver wire add

12:08

Uncle Leo - RotoBal..

arite guys... thanks for RotoBallin' with me. good luck with your leagues, and you can always hit us up on @RotoBaller with quick hit questions