On a special edition Razzball Baseball Pod, I get to sit down with Rudy Gamble and break down his 2016 15-team mixed LABR draft. Huzzah for the deep leagues! We first start with headlines in baseball that got all sorts of out-of-date due to news right after we recorded, then talked some of Rudy’s draft strategy and break down most of his picks and the machine-like decision making that went into them. “It’s IN the computer!” The first-round selection of Kris Bryant drew a lot of flack, Rudy goes through who he felt were value picks, and a few prospect selections he made at the end of the draft. Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

PS – Starting tomorrow, we’re moving the Podcasts to Tuesday mornings! Unlike our former pre-taping timeline, we’re now going to record much closer to the publish date to give you the Razzball goods without being in our time machine. So we’ll be back tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM EST!

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We’re back for more with The Razzball Baseball Pod, and on today’s show we introduce the world to Grey’s true love. No, not Cougars, but close! We then dive into Grey’s OF ranks, where we hotly debate the difference between teammates Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte, Grey’s hatred of A.J. Pollock, and an absolute love for Gregory Polanco. So many Pirates in the outfield! We also go through a few sleepers we like, then talk closers and strategy for building your bullpen. Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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Special Note: Thanks to everyone who showed interest and joined! Unfortunately, this league is now full. But we are taking a list of replacement owners for any unforeseen events that cause a vacancy in the comment section, so be sure to leave your info there… 

Razzball Nation!

The Baseball Razzball Elite League is here!

Oh man, I haven’t been this excited since the Brewers traded for CC Sabathia.  Has anyone thought back on the irony of CC playing for a team named about alcohol creation?  Cust kayin’!

So over on Hoops, we’ve had a ton of fun creating The Razzball Elite League, made for the deepest of deep and faintest of heart.  Or not the faintest…  Don’t you not want faint?!  Worst open ever!

I gotta say, commenters are my heroes.  Who would’ve thought someone named Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo would be the inspiration for what will easily become my favorite fantasy league?!  But last year, seeing their league listed in a comment here, got my balls rolling.  No, not dropping, OK?!  Jo Jo Jr was my flash of genius in creating the REL Baseball League, but it may be my flash of overly-obfuscating, we shall see!

I’m not going to list out the full rules, since that would REALLY be the worst post ever.  So here’s the Cliff’s [Lee] Notes – The Razzball Elite League is a team-based dynasty, where you have to ALWAYS own 15 players from your parent team’s roster.  There’s obviously 30 MLB teams, so it’s a 30-team league, however split into 15-team AL only and 15-team NL only leagues.  The two leagues are Roto, and play through the first 148 games.  Then the final two weeks, the pennant winners of the AL and NL Roto leagues play each other in a H2H World Series.  On top of your 15 player quota from your parent team you manage a full 25-man roster (with a lot of DL and a few NA spots) and manage a farm system with your parent team’s prospects.  It’s going to be a fun way to blend real-life MLB situations (monitoring trade markets, tanking, contacts, etc.) with the standard 5×5 roto fantasy system.

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The Razzball Pod is back! On today’s show we blitz through some minimal news from last week including the Mat Latos signing, but we spend the majority of our show wrapping up Grey’s infield ranks. We start with 2B and both really like Rougned Odor, Grey buries some vets, and then there’s nothing like digging deep into the SS pool! Maybe we should re-title the SS pool the Deadpool. We then wrap up with some 3B discussion and a new dynasty league announcement. If that’s not a reason to listen the whole way, then I dunno what is! Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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I’m so glad baseball is approaching! Especially after, well, that happened in football… Anyway, on today’s show we break down the Rockies/Rays trade swapping Jake McGee and Corey Dickerson, I then hijack the show to talk Brewers trades, and we spend the bulk of our show talking Grey’s C and 1B ranks. Grey gets berated by some of JB’s homerism! And we also talk a deep sleeper in the 1B pool. They call him… Well, I don’t wanna give it away… Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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Wooooo, Pod time is back, baby! Who doesn’t use the Razzball Baseball Podcast as an aphrodisiac?! Oh lord did I have to look up how to spell that! On today’s show we discuss Grey and I’s (did that grammatical error just for you, commenters!) body images, but mainly focus on closers who have changed teams. A lot of the elite guys are in new unis – Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel, Ken Giles… Makes you wonder why anyone would WANT to be a Major League reliever, you’ll change teams more often than Grey’s diaper for his new business venture! I’m sure that makes no sense if you haven’t listened yet… That’s call a tease! Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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The Razzball Baseball Podcast returns with our second off-season Pod recapping the big starting pitcher moves during the Winter. Winter finally got here if you live on the East Coast, sheesh what an awful weekend! Grey and his lavish SoCal lifestyle has no idea what perils exist over on this side of the world! But I huddle for warmth next to my love for Jeff Samardzija‘s new home, we discuss a great new park for Wei-Yin Chen and his value, and also break down the Justin Upton signing that went down since our last show. We also debunk a sleeper argument for a pitcher that is seemingly over the Hill. Do you get it?! You get the joke!? This is why I leave the comedy writing for Grey… Schwatev, here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast for 2016:

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2016 is here! 2016 is here! Grey and I hop, skipped, and jumped all the way into the Razzball Podcast Studio for our first Podcast of the 2016 season. Hail to the 40-win Brewers! Oh wait, I promised Grey I wouldn’t derail everything for Brewers talk, but I did it on the Pod anyway! On today’s show, we recap the biggest free agent and trade moves amongst hitters and their projected draft spots in upcoming fantasy drafts. Grey loves himself some Jason Heyward! We also talk 3B tiers and where Todd Frazier fits in, and a mutual love for a very late-round sleeper. That’s what we call a tease! Here’s our first edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast for 2016:

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Baseball is over!  Wait, um, what World Series?  My Brewers aren’t in it, so I’m not watching…  i.e. I never watch the World Series…

2015 was a very interesting year for pitchers with a lot of unique things – guys coming out of nowhere, a lot of TJ surgeries, a crazy amount of Ks…  Wait, OK, never mind, it was about the same!  Hopefully with the doldrums of winter upon us for fantasy baseball, you hopped into some fantasy basketball leagues and can join us for an indoor fantasy sport!

Recapping February ranks can be pretty eye-opening.  As in, seeing my Chris Archer rank makes me want to gouge my eye out!  Maybe that would be eye-closing then…  Anywho, for the second straight season I went through my top 100 from Spring to see what went right and what went Chien-Ming Wang.  I think I did a little better than last year, especially when you consider James Paxton was easy to drop and didn’t just pitch bad all year…

You’ll find below in this War and Peace-esque recap SP sorted by my initial SP ranks in February, Grey’s SP pre-ranks in the top-400 sortable ranks post, ESPN’s SP pre-ranks based on whenever that list came out (I tried to find their most standardized ranks), then compared them to their Razzball Player Rater finish amongst SP.  I also mention a few times my ranks edit right before the season, since it’s not really fair to grill me on Yu Darvish.  No, Yu’re injury prone!  With all those numbers thrust together to showcase best and worst calls, I review each pitcher and include which top-40 pitchers I failed to rank.  I cut it off at 40 to make me look better, there were like 7 I didn’t rank between 40-50 and I’m lazy!  Haha.  And I promise, no more hyperlinks in the open!  Here’s the recap to 2015’s starting pitching ranks:

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Through Grey and I’s manipulation of modern physics, the 2015 podcast season has finally ended for us and we’re here to wrap up the year!   We each give each other the high-pitched chuckles looking back at the Razzball Staff Picks and where we both went horribly wrong, talk a few of Grey’s Razzballies where he awarded the best and worst of 2015, then a few stat oddities amongst the league leaders.  Then the podcast goes into hibernation while Grey will be here doing what he do, and I’m over on the fantasy basketball side of things!  (Grey’s note:  Draft James Harden.  A) He looks like a black Justin Turner.  B) Without a Kardashian, he’s in store for big things or he will become a woman.  C) There’s no C.)  Here’s the latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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