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The following are the transcripts from the RotoBaller Live Chat that took place on June 5th, 2013.  RotoBaller staff expert Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) talks fantasy baseball, waiver wire, and more with readers.

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


19:29 Ryan Rufe -

Hey RotoBallers! Hope you're enjoying today's slate of games thus far. Any questions for me while I'm here?

19:29Baller - Armando

should i trade hamilton for braun straight up?? haha

im assuming braun is going to get suspended - if he even does - until next year.


19:30Baller - Cassandra

Make the trade

19:30 Ryan Rufe -

@Armando - I would. Braun is innocent until proven guilty.

19:30Baller - Keenan

how do you see the whole profar situation playing out?

19:31 Ryan Rufe -

@Keenan - I think he will get sent down once Kinsler comes back.

19:31Baller - Ethel

@Ryan should i do about Matt Holliday?

19:32Baller - Keenan

really? they have been talking about him staying up? i dont doubt them sending him down at all though

19:32 Ryan Rufe -

@Ethel - Keep rolling with Holliday in your lineup unless you can trade him for something of equal value in return.

19:32Baller - Armando

theyre trying to find ways to keep him up

19:33Baller - Rolland

@Ryan - Does Feldman get traded and, if so, does it increase his value?

19:35 Ryan Rufe -

@Rolland - I think the Cubs have to get something for Feldman. Not sure if it would increase/decrease his value though. He wasn't exactly a great fantasy option coming into the season.

19:35Baller - Ethel

@Ryan Would Hamillton be a good target? i feel like his owner is getting tired

19:37 Ryan Rufe -

@Ethel - Not sure. Hamilton seems like he's getting worse as the season progresses. If you can get him cheap, go for it. Otherwise, I'd let the other owner suffer through his woes.

19:38Baller - Ethel

i would offer holliday

19:39 Ryan Rufe -

@Ethel - I'd hold onto Holliday. I prefer him to Hamilton by a lot.

19:39Baller - Cassandra

Does anyone believe Lincy will bounce back?

19:40Baller - Ethel

perfect! thanks

19:41 Ryan Rufe -

@Cassandra - Tough to say. Numbers are eerily similar to last year, when he struggled all season. I actually dropped Lincecum in a 12 team league, but picked him back up because I had Estrada hit the DL. Tough to have confidence in someone who is so inconsistent.

19:42Baller - Cassandra


19:42 Ryan Rufe -

No problem.

So guys & gals - what game(s) are you watching tonight?

19:44Baller - Cassandra

Rockies vs. Reds

Need some Votto crushing.

19:45 Ryan Rufe -

Should be a high scoring affair. The SPs aren't very good.

19:46Baller - Rolland

I want to see Votto get hot

19:46 Ryan Rufe -

@Rolland - Votto hit nearly .400 in May. I'

I'd say he's scorching right about now.

19:47Baller - Cassandra

What do you guys think about this Nick Franklin kid? I'm hoping he can crush one to finish this Seattle game out.

19:49 Ryan Rufe -

@Cassandra - Nick Franklin is a decent fantasy option. He's not too exciting though. Should have some nice games here or there but not a superstar.

19:51Baller - Barry

Had Franklin at MI for a i'm rolling with Mik Aviles if that tells ya anything

19:55Baller - Cassandra

Is Jackie Bradley going to come around this time in Boston?

19:55Brandon Goldenberg ..

How deep's the league, Barry?

19:57Baller - Barry

12 team mixed

19:57 Ryan Rufe -

@Cassandra - I'm not really sure, to be honest. Tough to project what Bradley will do this time.

Any more questions before I take off?

19:59Baller - Cassandra

Corbin worth a 10th round keeper spot?

19:59Baller - Penelope

so is this whole ryan braun ped thing not double jeopardy

he was drclared innocent vut new info crops up and he can get double jeopardized wtd

20:00 Ryan Rufe -

@Cassandra - I would think so. He's been a great surprise this year. Obviously it depends on who you would keep him over and the price but that's pretty good value.

20:02Baller - Cassandra

I'm debating whether to keep him or lynn (13th round), or watcha (last round keeper)

20:02 Ryan Rufe -

@Casssandra - Man, that's a tough one. I'd probably keep Lynn unless Wacha pitches out of his mind ROS.

20:03Baller - Cassandra

Thanks Ryan

20:03 Ryan Rufe -

No problem.

20:03Baller - Barry

Anyone rostering marlon byrd? lol

20:04 Ryan Rufe -

@Barry - I'm sure someone is rostering Byrd in a 16 team NL only league somewhere.

20:06Baller - Ethel

Griffin or Straily vs CWS?

20:06Baller - Cassandra

Do you think Lyons will stay in the line-up with Westbrook coming back?

20:07Baller - Barry

pretty much anyone vs. CWS at this point, right?

20:07Brandon Goldenberg ..

Especially with Rios slumping pretty badly

20:08 Ryan Rufe -

@Ethel - Tough one, but I'd probably pick Straily. He's pitching really well right now. Griffin had a nice start last night but struggled a bit the couple starts before.

20:09Baller - Louvenia

With middlebrooks possible demotion, can we expect cecchini soon? What's his upside?

20:10 Ryan Rufe -

@Louvenia - Cecchini is hitting well right now but he's only in Class A. I doubt you'd see him before 2015.

20:10Baller - Barry

they're really considering sending middlebrooks down?

20:10Brandon Goldenberg ..

To "work on his swing"

20:10 Ryan Rufe -

Alright folks, I've gotta run. Enjoy the rest of the games tonight. It has been a pleasure chatting with you.



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