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Unfortunately, Play With Rudy Tonight, my sitcom pitch to NBC, got turned down.  I didn’t even get to go through my treatment, I got the ax just with the title. If that wouldn’t have brought in ratings to the flailing network, I don’t know what would. Oh, let’s do another singing show. Just Shoot Me.

If you missed it last week, our friends over at DraftKings are holding their Razzball exclusive Razzball’s Play with Rudy Shot at $50k which begins at 7:07 PM EST tonight.  If you’re still new to DraftKings, it’s a sick daily league fantasy site where you can enter all sorts of contests for just a buck or two all the way to the high roller contests where you can win 6-figures.  Entry to our exclusive Razzball contest is only $5 and the winner gets entered to win $50,000 in their huge $150,000 Walk-Off contest on April 12th (a $200 value).  As Billy Zane would say, “It’s a Walk-off!”  “Put a cork in it Zane!”  The Play With Rudy pits you against our own Rudy Gamble to pick the best daily lineup for tonight’s action.  And it’s limited to only 50 entrants and 27 spots are currently filled, so you gotta sign up fast!  Even if you don’t get the best roster, spots 2-10 will double their money and win $10 and 11-20 will break even and win $5.  So you’ve got a great shot to win!

Here’s some guys I like tonight to make Rudy The Biggest Loser (enough NBC puns already!):

Asdrubal Cabrera ($4,300) - Bats 1.000 on R.A. Dickey.  So what if it’s one at bat?  Too small a sample?  Fine!  Has a hit in three straight opening days.  Still too small a sample?!  Sheesh you’re demanding!  I think Dickey could struggle a tad in his debut and Cabrera as a switch hitter will have a good shot to get a few hits.  Dickey gave up a .020 higher average to lefties last year and his K:BB ratio of 108:36 vs. lefties/122:18 vs. righties in 2012 has me excited for Cabrera, a good patient hitter.

Adam Lind ($3,400) - Career 5-15 against Justin Masterson and a guy I like for a possible homer.  He’ll be hitting behind that great Toronto lineup and is a good cheap option for some power and plentiful RBI opportunities.  This is why DraftKings is such a fun site; you don’t have to hold onto Lind all year like you would in an AL-only.

Carlos Gomez ($3,900) - It’s never a good sign when on your first swing of the season you lose your bat into the stands, but that happened!  I am a huge Brewers fan, so I watched every pitch yesterday, and quick spoiler alert, John Axford WILL NEVER be on my recommendations, unless you play a 0 x 1 league and that 1 category is K/9.  Gomez had a flare that should’ve been a single but Alex Gonzalez thought it was going to be caught and got thrown out at second making it a force out, then the formerly free-swinging Gomez worked a long count in the 9th and hit a 3-2 flyball to the opposite field wall that needed another 3 feet to go out.  He looks dialed in.  Plus he crushes lefties and gets Jorge De La Rosa tonight.  Love him.

Yu Darvish ($12,000) - Look, I know he’s one of the most expensive buys, but I think he’s a lock for a huge opener.  I don’t think anyone outside of the greater Houston area believes anything they saw on opening night was a harbinger of a good offensive team and Darvish was dialed in all spring.  Darvish vs. Houston looks like one of the best pitcher matchups all opening week.  Spend the extra dollar.

Yoenis Cespedes ($5,000) - Why his Yahoo profile picture is so small, no one will ever know, but it’s hilarious when compared to other players.  He looks like a gnome.  Went 0-4 yesterday, but I think bounces back tonight against Hishashi Iwakuma, who Cespedes is 2-4 against with a double and a homer.  Truthfully, I think he’ll just be happy knowing King Felix isn’t pitching.

Hunter Pence ($3,900) - Hits a home run against lefties 4.8% of at-bats vs. 3.7% against righties in his career.  Gets newcomer lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who I doubt will be able to come close to replicating Kershaw’s gem yesterday.  Pence isn’t too expensive and a guy I like to have a nice game for the Giants.

 

If you have any other guys on your radar, shoot some comments below and destroy Rudy like a Chicago Fire.  I thought no more NBC puns!

Razzball’s Play with Rudy Shot at $50k

 

  1. Um… Where the F%$K is the play with Rudy AND Nick? Are my oil-soaked Canadian Pesos not good enough for you JB?

  2. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    Pitches to NBC get turned down? What is this dark wizardry you speak of?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jaywrong: I used the magic of quality programming and bam! Turned down!

  3. Contests not legal in my state but I thought I’d post mine here for shizz&giggs.

    P R.A. Dickey
    P
    Cle@Tor $10,800 0.0
    P Hyun-Jin Ryu
    P
    SF@LAD $6,200 0.0
    C A.J. Pierzynski
    Tex@Hou $3,500 1.5
    1B Edwin Encarnacion
    Cle@Tor $4,700 0.0
    2B Emilio Bonifacio
    Cle@Tor $3,100 0.0
    3B Kyle Seager
    Sea@Oak $3,900 3.0
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    Col@Mil $4,900 0.0
    OF Michael Morse
    Sea@Oak $4,300 1.5
    OF Jason Kubel
    StL@Ari $3,800 13.0
    OF Dexter Fowler
    Col@Mil $4,600 0.0

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tenaciousdeucer: nice! Although I woulda avoided Dickey and my Asdrubal call looks great! Along with my Carlos Gomez and Yu picks. Hopefully I win those in eligible states some good $!

  4. Frank Lynch says:
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    whats up!!! So I havemy draft tonight and a little nervous cause it’smy first fantasy baseball.. I’m draft #7 and I need advise? I read your process of what to do and what not too. I was thinking, If in 1st round I grab aMccutchen or Votto or anyone else available, When I’m looking at my Yahoo top 250 I see in the 2nd round I would have A chance for a Stanton, Tulawitzski or a Buatista.. Is it Ok to skip down like 5-10 notches and grab Posey?? or should I allways grab the best avail;able from what the top 250 says????

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yo Frank! Don’t be nervous you’ll do great. I wouldn’t reach for Posey. He’s going way too early in drafts in my opinion as is, and both Rudy and Grey if you listen to the Podcast don’t like Posey until the late 3rd or 4th round. Get whoever you think looks good, in the 2nd you should probably stick close to the 250, but I wouldn’t get the first available if its a guy you don’t like.

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    I’m a big baseball fan but they’re too many players that I know nothing about.. I thought I knew more.. I got the booknext to me so when I pick n when it’s my time I can read up on the couple of players that are the best left in the area of my pick ya know? Is that good or is there a btter strategy??

  6. Frank Lynch says:
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    No pitchers in the first 2 rounds right? When should I grab a pither and also who do you like around the rounds you want me to pick a pithcher???

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Basically If you have time, Can you please give me a run down around abouts of who you would pick if you were in the #7 spot?? 10 team, H2H points league. The first say 4 or 5 rounds? I know thats asking alot but I value your opinion… Your smart and A good trust worthy guy!!! Just a couple guys in each round???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: it’s absolutely impossible to go into a draft with who you’re gonna get. People draft irrationally based on the team they root for or players they like that throws a wrench in plans. I think any of the top 3 pitchers are good value in the late 2nd round but will prob be gone by then. Use our Razzball rankings and you’ll do well!

  8. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh ok. but don’t draft a pithcher in the first 2 rounds right?

  9. Frank Lynch says:
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    Also I signed up for that drafkings site but I don’t know what league to pick? I know you said the up to 10 dollars thing but I don’t see a your league, something with Razzball in it right? or rudy? I don’t really get it

    • The promotion is once a week on Tuesdays. We’re like Morrie! We’ll provide a link to it on the site each week.

  10. Frank Lynch says:
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    I actually put 5 bucks in and entered a $1 in contest with a $90.00 payout.. I picked my lineup really quick cause I really don’t know A strategy. Is this website legit? Cause I used my credit card.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yessir, they’re one of the biggest daily lineup sites. Good luck tonight!

  11. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy how are you!! I’m sorry but this will be alot of players but i don’t know any other way of doing it. This is my baseball lineup. Can you please rate it for me please??
    1st prince fielder
    2nd jose altuve
    3rd Ryan zimmerman
    SS jose reyes
    C matt wieters
    OF Andrew MCcuthen
    OF Matt holliday
    OF carlos Beltran
    Starlin castro
    carl crawford
    bret gardner
    josh reddick
    alfanso soriano
    mark Teixera
    SP Cole Hammels
    SP Mat Latos
    Roy Halladay
    jeff samardzija
    brett anderson
    phil hughes
    Wei-Win Chen
    RP j.j. putz
    RP greg holland

  12. Frank Lynch says:
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    This was my first time and with a 10 person team it was only 2 minutes to draft so alot of picks I could’nt get to study up on fast enough. I was so pissed cause I went to another window in like the 6th round and It signed me out and by the time it took me to sign back in it went passed my turn and auto picked for me… I was so pissed cause it was so early and it was a poition I allready filled at the time. I would’ve had an earlier starting pithcher that I wanted.. Anyway, I know were cool but give it to me truthfully..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Like your team! I’m not a huge Hughes believer and he’s hurt right now anyway so I think he’s cuttable, and I’m not a Halladay believer. I like Hamels as your ace despite a bad opener.

  13. Frank Lynch says:
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    You think my RP’s are any good or pick anotherone up?

  14. Frank Lynch says:
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    I heard u like Dempster.. He’s available.. should I pick him up? for who then if so?

  15. Frank Lynch says:
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    Also Halladay was auto picked… I’m so pissed cause he’s on the can’t cut list. What should I do? Now I gotta ride this old a-hole out? lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I like Dempster over Hughes and Chen. Although if two current closers are available, I would rather them over those two guts. Wow, Halladay is on can’t cut? I find that surprising and bet that will change very soon. I would bench him in his next start if you can’t cut him by then.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Whoa, I spoke way too fast, yea I don’t think you should cut Halladay yet anyway, I mean just bench him his next start and see what happens. Give him at least through April.

  16. Frank Lynch says:
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    Well when you see my lineup do you think that empty spot on my Roster that I need to fill should be A hitter like JL or do I need A pitcher like Dempster?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: jl? Not sure who you’re talking about James Loney? If that’s the case then I like dumpster more for ya.

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