Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) go through the recent injuries, some happenings around the league, respond to some “true or false” statements, and eventually hone in on players they are targeting right now as potential cheap keeper options for 2024.
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1:31 – Josh Donaldson injury, Willie Calhoun promotion
3:35 – Darick Hall thumb surgery, will Dave Dombrowski make a move?
6:22 – Michael Harris II has a back strain, Chad is not concerned
9:46 – Eloy Jiménez is already hurt, sell when he returns?
13:48 – Max Fried hurt his hamstring and doesn’t seem likely to return soon
16:05 – The debut of Grayson Rodriguez!
17:40 – The league ERA so far this season compared to the league ERA last season is significantly higher. Pete and Chad try to figure out why that is.
25:54 – BREAK 1
26:10 – True or False: Bryan Reynolds is a top 10 OF the rest of the season.
29:19 – True or False: Corbin Burnes is not a top 10 SP the rest of the season.
32:29 – True or False: Gleyber Torres is going to steal 25 bases this season.
34:26 – True or False: Adam Duvall will hit 40 home runs this season.
37:03 – True or False: Wander Franco will be a 1st round pick in 2024 drafts.
40:29 – Chad is intrigued by what Luke Raley has done so far and could see him being a deep-league, free keeper for next season
46:48 – Pete gets his “off the wall” random pick out of the way, and that is Connor Norby
52:03 – BREAK 2
52:18 – Elehuris Montero is being targeted by Chad, but he has work to do in the plate discipline department
56:36 – Pete likes Jose Siri for 2024 as Siri works through some approach adjustments this season
1:00:48 – If on your free agency market, target Rhys Hoskins and, to a lesser degree of importance, Gavin Lux if you are looking for useful 2024 keepers on the cheap
1:01:25 – Kyle Muller was… an Opening Day starter?! Yes! And he is also a target of Chad’s.
1:04:10 – Hip surgery may lead him to a light work load this season, but Pete is in on Garrett Whitlock going forward and views him as a strikeout pitcher.
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