Keep or Kut – Chad (@chadyoung) is joined by Justin Vibber (@justinvibber), creator of the Ottoneu Surplus Calculator, which you can find at his Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/vibbot). Chad and Justin talk about surplus, trade deadline deals, and a couple of case studies to help think through trade decisions.
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2:08 – What is the Surplus Calculator, why does it matter, and how does the concept of surplus matter in fantasy baseball?
8:33 – Justin answers our regular question: what are the unique rules you use in your keeper leagues?
16:20 – Surplus is associated with the off-season, but how does it impact your thinking this time of year?
19:31 – Case Study #1 – Looking at Chad’s situation in Ottoneu league 32
24:22 – Is surplus the only consideration for you as a seller?
28:18 – Thinking about H2H trades vs. season-long points or roto
32:05 – Reliever strategy in h2h vs. best ball
37:14 – The importance of SP depth in H2H
41:02 – Trading George Kirby for two SP?
45:28 – How league context drives trade decisions
49:15 – Case Study #2 – A big trade for Jacob Degrom, the importance of leverage in trades and targeting unique players you can’t replace.
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