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There’s no way you haven’t heard, but the MLB is reportedly going to suspend, like, a team’s worth of players.  Maybe the potential suspendees should form their own team and own baseball league.  Maybe wear suspenders?  Womp, womp – that’s like a dad joke.  I heard Jose Canseco is still trying to play.  He’d fit in perfectly!

So you’ve got Ry-Ry Steroids-Steroids and steals king Everth Cabrera and have either the fantasy blues or fantasy roid rage.  Why not start afresh and draft a daily league team and win back that money your juicing up players are going to lose you in your fantasy league? Our friends at DraftKings continue to provide us with an awesome RAZZBALL EXCLUSIVE Can You Beat Rudy Gamble Contest where the top winner gets a ticket into their huge $100,000 Punch Out which runs next Friday with the top winner getting $20,000!  Remember you have to click on that link above, or this one here, or the same very one here to get in.  It’s secret to everyone else!  Then spots 2-10 double up to $10.00 on a measly $5.00 entry.

Listen, I know a lot of you are fantasy purists and don’t wanna dabble in the daily leagues.  I’m not going to lie, I was like that as well, but gave DraftKings a shot and it’s a ton of fun without spending much money.  I deposited $5.00 because I’m broke as a joke, and they hold $1.00 contests where you can win $30-$40 bucks every day as well.  I got 4th in one and nabbed $4 bucks and change, then entered our Razzball contest and got 4th last week and doubled my 5 buckaroos into 10 large!  Well large being only ten dollars, but I’m poor!  I’ll probably be playing again this week, so since I’m batting 1.000 in these, you might want to use some of my picks below.

Peering into the past at last week’s selections:

SP - Hisashi Iwakuma W  7.2 IP  7 H  2 BB  5 Ks  (25.85 Pts)

CI - Adrian Beltre 4-4  1 HR  2 RBI  2 R  (27 Pts)

MI - Jhonny Peralta 0-4  R  (2 Pts)

OF1 - Carl Crawford 0-0  R (2 Pts)

OF2 - Domonic Brown 2-4  2 HR  4 RBI  2 R  (32 Pts)

UTIL - Raul Ibanez 1-4  R  (5 Pts)

TOTAL – 93.85 (Previous weeks’ finishes – 76.9, 68.8, 47.7, 67.3, 92.4, 75, 83, 96)

Finally got some big hitters on the same night!  Dom Brown is on fire, and the Brewers pitching staff is atrocious.  They’re giving the fans the shaft, as is the MLB office.

Here’s who I like on Friday:

SP - Chris Sale ($10,00) - As experienced DraftKing-ers know, pitching is the key to winning, and I love Sale at home against the A’s.  Sure he’s pitching against the same team twice in a row, but did you see how he dismantled the Angels twice in a row?  Huge K potential, is pitching fantastic, I think he’s a solid buy.

CI - Albert Pujols ($4,200) - While helping out with Grey comments while he’s in a mustache wellness clinic (I keed, he doesn’t need mustache-enhancing drugs!), I’ve gotten a lot of comments on Pujols.  I think he’s fine, will hit high .270s, hit close to 30 long ones, 100 ribbies.  Sure not what you hoped, but fine.  I don’t get why everyone is looking to drown themselves about him.  Anyway, he gets an awesome park to hit in at Fenway and hit against Felix Doubront, who he’s never faced, but isn’t a great pitcher.  Love his value.

MI - Troy Tulowitzki ($4,900) - I’m going big with my budget with Tulo at short hitting against the terrible Edinson Volquez in the beautifully thin air in Coors.  Homer me up, bar keep!

OF - Domonic Brown ($3,600) - When you’re hot, you’re hot.  So I’m sticking with Brown again, going against temporary Brewers starter Alfredo Figaro, which sounds like a delicious Italian dinner.  He’s related to Jose Valverde, aka the best enchiladas, so the culinary pitchers have a soft spot in my heart.  Hey, Valverde is nicknamed the potato too!  While I do love Figaro, he hits 98-99 MPH and I think could actually turn into a nice surprise, his fastball is super straight and prone to homers, especially in hitter-friendly Miller Park.  The hottest home run hitter in the league right now should have some gooduns to stroke.

OF - Yasiel Puig ($2,000) - Disclaimer – expect Puig’s cost to be adjusted – but right now he’s still buried down there with his recent call up.  Either way, if he’s in the mid-to-high $3,000 range as I’d expect, I think he’s a solid buy.  Opposing pitcher Paul Maholm has been terrible recently and has given up a homer in 4 of his last 5.  Puig hitting leadoff should give your daily lineup perhaps an extra at-bat and he has big power and speed.  Hitting against a slow throwing lefty can only help.

UTIL - Martin Prado ($3,900) - Prado is heating up lately like the Arizona desert and gets to hit at home against Matt Cain coming into town.  Cain is giving up home runs to everyone, and Prado is a career 4-9 against him with a homer already in the books.  I see another solid day.

 

As always, if you have any questions about anyone else, or for any other DraftKings contests, shoot them below, thanks for checking our friends out!

CAN YOU BEAT RUDY GAMBLE?

  1. Bill says:
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    Rest of the season – Matt Cain or Anibal Sanchez? Thinking Cain but afraid to pull the trigger.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bill: I usually hate Anibal, thinking he’s overrated, but I’d rather have him than Cain ROS

  2. LBProfessor says:
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    Please please rank for the rest of the season

    Matt joyce
    Kelly johnson
    Brett gardner
    Josh willingham

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LBProfessor: Gardner, Ko-Jo (tony boost with 2B eligibility), Willingham, Joyce.

  3. ATLBravesFan says:
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    The links are only taking me to the draftkings home page, not the Razzball competition.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ATLBravesFan: @ATLBravesFan: Sorry guys, technical issue they’re working on it for us. I’ll comment again when it’s all fixed!

  4. Brennon says:
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    When I select the link for the razzball contest it brings me to the home screen for draftkings?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brennon: Hah meant to add you to the comment above, we’re on it!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ATLBravesFan: @Brennon: Hey guys, the contest is up now, even though it doesn’t way Razzball on it, but it’s ready to fill your teams!

  5. Pacochu says:
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    More people need to get in on this game! It is a lot of fun and the chance to win big money is there for the taking.

    Puig has been adjusted already to $3,800. Still not a terrible price. I usually end up with $11-$12k to spend on my outfield, so the sub $4,000 values are huge. Domonic Brown has been great in that range and so has Carlos Gomez. By spending on value plays like that, you have more money for one stud.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pacochu: I agree! Why I hopped in finally. Yea the Brown pick last week was cheap and $. Good luck this week man!

  6. Frank White says:
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    Hey buddy I know your a big gambler with new prospects so I hope you have some heart in the trade i’m about to do.. First thing, in a 10 team h2h points league the batters I have are
    wieters
    fielder
    altuve
    castro ( Reyes on DL)
    Zimmerman
    mccutchen
    Justin upton
    matt holliday
    Crawford
    Donaldson
    Ozuna
    I’m giving this guy MCcutchen for Puig!!! I’m doing it cause I’m sick of waiting for Cutch to come around, I need power in my lineup and I feel like he’s the next Albert Puhols .. Am I completely crazy?????

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: yes. Completely. The next albert Pujols? Yea in maybe 2023.

  7. Frank White says:
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    I didn’t end up doing the trade.. But anyway would you drop Crawford? I already have Ozuna who I picked up and I would drop him for Profar or someone like that so I atleast have a bench spot. If I keep him then I won’t have any room to streampitchers all week and that’s what’s been keeping me over the edge of winning the past 5 weeks in a row??

  8. Frank White says:
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    Hey buddy I’m picking a lineup for draftkings for all day. Can you give me advise for 1 more of each, P, C n OF??? I have 11,000 left after I grabbed your guys

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: I just submitted my team as well… Man Domonic Brown got wayyy adjusted. I think Fernandez is a solid buy at a cheap cost, I’ve got my own well-priced Catcher so don’t wanna give that away :) but Grandal is another good option hitting in Coors, and it gets thin pretty quick at OF, Jackie Bradley is a good cheap flier. Hope that helps!

    • Frank White says:
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      wait that’s impossible to answer I think.. my bad

  9. Frank White says:
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    P Chris Sale
    P

    Oak@CWS $10,700 21.7 swap out
    P Jose Fernandez
    P

    Mia@NYM $6,100 16.3 swap out
    C Evan Gattis

    Atl@LAD $3,600 8.0 swap out
    1B Albert Pujols

    LAA@Bos $5,300 7.4 swap out
    2B Jason Kipnis

    Cle@Det $4,200 8.1 swap out
    3B Martin Prado

    SF@Ari $4,400 6.1 swap out
    SS Troy Tulowitzki

    SD@Col $5,800 10.1 swap out
    OF Domonic Brown

    Phi@Mil $5,400 9.1 swap out
    OF Marcell Ozuna

    Mia@NYM $3,100 7.8 swap out
    OF Yasiel Puig

    Atl@LAD $3,800 17.0
    I’m minus 2,400 though… its only a dollar buy but who should I rotate to a lower buy?

    • Frank White says:
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      Maybe I can start Uggla for Kipnis?

      • Frank White says:
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        that would save me 1,300

  10. Brennon says:
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    Watch for bdorrance11 to take down Rudy Gamble again tonight!….Little talk makes this fun!
    Btw, I had 4 tickets into the last draftkings tournament and got skunked! Good luck everyone.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brennon: I’m in there again too I hope I’m taking him down! That sucks hopefully one of us wins it big in the next big one! Good luck tongiht

  11. Pacochu says:
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    Last time around, I won my ticket with a week to go via the Razzball game and took 54th to get $200. This time, I win a ticket with a week to go via the Razzball game. I figure that $20,000 first prize is mine for the taking.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pacochu: I saw that good job man! I got back to back fourths, easiest $10 I’ve made. Was pretty close to ya! Only about 10 pts under

      • Pacochu says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Give the Double Up games a try. You only have to finish in the top half to double your money. I see you and I had the same secret value catcher too.

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