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Grey is back from his East Coast gallivanting!  Just listen to the crazy Saturday night Grey had in NYC….  On today’s show, we chat on Grey’s NL-only Tout Wars squad, filled with mystery, intrigue, and Cody Reed – who just gave up 10 runs in his last Spring start!  We also catch up on injuries to lefties, J.D. Martinez‘s food, and Gregory Polanco waking up with a sore shoulder.  Get this guy a Tempur-Pedic!  Finally, we have Rudy join us on the show with Peter Rosenbloom and Jared Cross – two of the founders of Steamer – to talk projections systems, and how they’re formulated and tweaked based on new data sets.  I like the new unit of time we came up with!  Plus our membership subscriptions for our own special sauce Razzball tools are now live!  We’re geared for the best tools you can find for fantasy baseball, both for season-long and for DFS.  Check them out at that linkity link there!  Here’s the latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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  1. J says:
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    Fellas –
    would love your opinion on my squad. Yahoo Rotisserie League 5×5 with OBP instead of Avg. Auction draft with $260 budget and we get to keep 3 keepers from last year.

    Hitters;
    Altuve (K) – $22
    Harper (K) – $29
    Donaldson (K) – $23
    Desmond – $11
    Benintendi – $10
    Han. Ramirez – $8
    M. Kepler – $5
    Dahl – $5
    Pujols – $5
    Realmuto – $3
    Tim Anderson – $4
    Br. Miller – $2
    Y. Tomas – $1
    Schoop – $1

    Pitchers:
    Ca. Martinez – $20
    Archer – $24
    Ga. Cole – $23
    Hamels – $15
    Maeda – $16
    Kimbrel – $16
    Bedrosian – $3
    Familia – $5
    Na. Jones – $1
    Velasquez – $6
    Ma. Bush – $1
    Son. Gray – $1

    thanks in advance for your time.
    J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

      • J says:
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        @Grey:
        sorry – 10 team league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Love those keepers! I think Archer and Cole went a little high, but I’m just not as big on them this year. A lot of your new hitters came at crazy discounts! Tendi in OBP, plus Hanley that cheap, I really like it. I think your pitching staff is good, but I mighta bought an ace (if any weren’t kept) but that’s about all negative i can say

      • J says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        JB: thanks for the reply. Yeah, Aces went for stupid money.

        Kershaw $51
        Scherzer $51
        Arrieta $40
        Bum $39
        Sale $38
        Syndergaard $34
        deGrom $31
        Lester $30
        Strasburg $27
        Quintana $23
        Tanaka $19 (maybe the best value)

        All other aces were kept.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @J: Damnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Yeah I kinda retract that then. Thats some pricey arms haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grey: COVER ME IN CHAMPAGNE BABY

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Think you meant this comment at your reddit thread /foodiesandnudies

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Grey: I only go to that Reddit when on computer with Ted

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m jealous of your relationship with my dog, and I’m not even joking

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Grey: Haha yeah he did seem to love me, all he wants is to fetch with Grey!

  2. Jose says:
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    JB rick porcello for ian desmond or jd martinez is a fair trade? Which of the OF has les risk?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jose: Sure, I’d probably prefer the hitters too. Def think Desmond has less risk, it’s just a bone healing. Martinez is a ligament sprain that can linger.

  3. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    I know Grey fondles Tommy Joseph, but it looks like Brock Stassi might make the Phillies opening day roster and I’m super intrigued. Reason being is that during this offseason, he adapted the ‘get more lift on the ball’ philosophy which has seen breakouts for a number of guys: Daniel Murphy, Donaldson, Just Dong, Justin Turner. If Joseph sucks since he’s been cursed by Grey, or if he gets hurt, I’d be interested to see what Stassi could do given the new approach. Obviously not draft worthy, but do you guys think this particular change in approach by players is worth looking at for fantasy purposes? I’ve tried to look more into it, but it’s not easy to find players who are trying the method or making these specific changes.

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow: Should also mention that Yonder Alonso has also talked about adopting it this spring

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow: The more lift thing is a common narrative now going around, but interesting thought. I feel like it helped a lot of guys last year, so now everyone wants to do it. Jay Bruce I think mentioned he wants to try it even more, and try to be like a 50% flyball guy. I feel like I’ve heard it for others too… We’ll have to see if ti correlates anywhere

  4. Guys, I’m one pubic hair away from dropping Kepler for… DELINO DESHIELDS. Talk me out of it! Or don’t!
    In all seriousness, though, he’s on fire this spring and close to winning the leadoff spot and everyday starts in LF. What do you guys make of this? I also have Jose Reyes in a utility spot for runs and steals. Dropped Hernan Perez for him when he seemed to snag the leadoff spot. If Delino gets the nod, should I go Delino?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hugman: Haha NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Don’t do it! Although I did see he might be playing every day! I guess it depends on your need for speed… I am kinda with Grey on Kepler, not a crazy man like he is, but I do like him

      • @JB Gilpin:
        Would you drop Reyes for DeShields tho?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Hugman: Oh OK haha missed the actual question at the end there. Hmmm, I actually think Reyes is indeed being a little underrated. Delino has the buzz, yeah I might do that and see what happens for the upside, I think Reyes doesn’t have the same ceiling

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            @JB Gilpin: That’s my fault for being verbose. I forgot I had Inciarte. I dropped him for Delino. He should still be there in my league if Delino falters.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Hugman: Hah and my fault for reading too fast too… Yeah that def is the play I would make. Ending Ender!

  5. name says:
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    lol nice intro music

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @name: Hah thanks man! First time checking out the pod?

  6. Robby Rob says:
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    Delino is going to get the job yalls…f’it i’m going in.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Robby Rob: Hah yeah I’m making some spec adds

      • name says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I caught 1 last year, didn’t recall the intro. Good stuff though, I laughed out loud!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @name: Ah gotcha, thanks so much man, hope you keep up with us through the season!

  7. Halp

    Halp says:
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    hahah … I don’t think I’m on linked in either

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Halp: Grey was desperately looking for you yesterday to be a LinkedIn connection! Hahaha

  8. Mr. Knish says:
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    All that talk about your 50th NFBC pick, you finally settle on Coghlan, then he gets released by the Phillies. Sad!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Knish: This reads like a Trump tweet! I blame Grey for this… Let’s hope he gets a contract somewhere!

      • Mr. Knish says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        This actually is a Trump tweet. He tweeted it at 4am while having his cheeto dust makeup applied and Barbara Walters’ merkin sewn onto his head.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mr. Knish: I imagine his phone is just caked in cheeto dust. Sad!

  9. We're Out Of Room? says:
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    Whats up JB, 1st of all, good stuff as always with the pod, wanted to get your thoughts on my roster post draft and if you’d add any of the available arms to bolster my staff and if so at what bat’s expense? Roster is as follows:

    10 team ESPN HTH 5X5 w/OBP and QS

    C Sanchez
    1B Rizzo
    2B D. Murphy
    3B K.Seager
    SS Russell
    OF Trout
    OF Springer
    OF JD Martinez
    UTL 3B/OF Sano
    UTL DH Morales
    UTL 2B/OF Zobrist
    BN SS Crawford
    BN OF Inciarte
    BN OF Domingo Santana

    P J.Paxton
    P T.Walker
    P Carrasco
    P Duffy
    SP Nola
    SP Rodon
    RP Giles
    RP J.Johnson
    BN Holland
    BN SP G.Richards

    Pitchers on the wire: Snell, Eickhoff, Skaggs, Norris, E-Rod, Folty, Liriano, Guerra and Cotton. Like any of them enough to drop anyone, if so who would you drop/add?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @We’re Out Of Room?: What’s up man, good to see ya! Love that offense! Yeah I would shoot for upside of Snell over Richards. I know Richards has upside too, but even with the bad Spring, I think his upside of like a 10+ K rate and getting it all together is wrth the gamble. You should be able to DL Rodon and JD soon right? That’ll also open up some spots, so could hold Richards, add Anell, then I would probably add… Eickhoff I think for the early start and see how he does

      • We're Out Of Room? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man, glad Fantasy baseball is back. Always appreciate your take! Do you see my lack of speed as detrimental? I had thought about dropping SS Crawford and adding Tim Anderson(for speed), since I already have A.Russell at SS. Other than that I think my O is pretty sound. Obviously it cme at the expense of my staff though. However its usually easier to trade a bat for good SP’s (in season) than the other way around.

        Yeah should be able to DL Rodon and JD(unfortunately), my concern is will Snell, and/or Eickhoff still be there by the time they’re actually DL’ed by ESPN. Also most guys have stronger closing situations, most have 4 closers, this league always hordes them lol. There are no closers on the market, so if I have the room would you make a speculative add like Nate Jones that can still help my ratios, or grab a handcuff for one of my existing closers (Viz, Gregerson, or Ottavino)? Alright man, looking forward to the first 100 SP update, have a good one buddy!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @We’re Out Of Room?: Yeah I mean, both those SP are fliers, so it’s not the end of the world if you dont get those and settle for others. all in that same range.Meh, yeah no reason to stash 8th inning guys yet IMO for your league, but I would take upside on Anderson. Maybe if your league allows, play Crawford Sunday, then stream him out for Anderson

          • We're Out Of Room? says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Good stuff, appreciate ya!

            • We're Out Of Room? says:
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              @We’re Out Of Room?: Yo someone just dropped Nova, I had already added Eickhoff by putting JD on the DL, Rodon’s not eligible yet. So I dropped Crawford for Tim Anderson. Little hesitant on Snell(maybe its because he didn’t impress me with my Braves), not sure anyone will jump on him right away unless he’s lights out. Would you make Nova a priority add once he clears waivers on Monday? You seemed super high on him based on your intial rankings.

              • We're Out Of Room? says:
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                @We’re Out Of Room?: Hit enter too soon, meant to add best speed option as a bench bat DeShields, Margot?

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @We’re Out Of Room?: Yeah I like him a lot, I dunno about “priority add” given his perception, but I got him at the end of most leagues. I’ll take the upside gamble on DeShizz in that offense, theyre close tho!

                  • We're Out Of Room? says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: Appreciate ya, Im already working on being “out of room” in our chats early this year. As for Nova being a “priority add” I get that he isn’t that big of a deal, just saw you had him ranked pretty high in your intial rankings. Nova, Lynn, Snell, Gsellman, Wheeler, Skaggs, Norris and Folty are out there. I know you like Snell, but more than Nova? I guess Im asking which 2-3 do you like best out of that list with my current staff:

                    P J.Paxton
                    P T.Walker
                    P Carrasco
                    P Duffy
                    SP Nola
                    SP Rodon
                    RP Giles
                    RP J.Johnson
                    BN Holland
                    BN SP G.Richards
                    BN SP Eickhoff

                    • We're Out Of Room? says:
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                      @We’re Out Of Room?: Or would you just dump Richards and add Nova and Snell?

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      Hah yup def outta room! Yeah I personally like Snell and Nova the best, I would be good adding those two and losing Richards. Also FYI, our stupid spam filter now marks any commenter name with punctuation as “pending” so the question mark is putting you in pending, just letting you know :) If you take off the question mark, it’ll come through right away as it used to

  10. We're Out Of Room Again says:
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    Ha thanks for the heads up, I was like man I’ve been posting here for a few years, why am I being moderated lol.Okay so lose Crawford and add DeShizz, and one of Nova or Snell? Or No DeShizz(my teams a little slow though) and both SP’s?

    Also thoughts on Lynn, Ive seen some rank him higher than Nova, or Snell. And finally when is the new 100 coming out lol?

    • We're Out Of Room Again says:
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      @We’re Out Of Room Again: Well I changed it and it still says awaiting moderation lol…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @We’re Out Of Room Again: Might be the apostrophe too hahaha, sorry about that. Yeah it just started putting all these into moderation a few weeks ago, and we were all like, wtf wordpress?!

        Try just “Were Out Of Room Again” and it should work :)

        I would keep DeShizz for upside, and then have Snell for upside. New update out this afternoon! t minus 1.5 hours. And Lynn having a sore back, lost some velo at end of spring, and off TJ… nahhhh don’t see him close to those other 2, IMO

        • We Are Out Of Room Again says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Damn it lol, okay I’ll make the necessary changes to my handle.

          Cant wait for the update, I added Nova before you replied, I don’t dislike Snell, but his inability to display consistent control makes me hesitant, but I have him on my short list. I could probably use a high K arm more so than Nova, Ross was recently dropped too, so added him to the watch list with Snell and Gsellman, Skaggs, and Folty.

          Cant wait for the update, counting down the 1.5 ish as we speak. And getting ready to watch my Braves take on the Mets.

          • We Are Out Of Room says:
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            @We Are Out Of Room:

            Still awaiting moderation lol…no punctuation marks either. The site obviously just things I’m too long winded and needy lol.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @We Are Out Of Room: Hahaha well try it again in response to this. It had to let you through with the new ID again :)

              Yeah I know on Snell, his bad Spring has me worried too. Gonna still ride it out a few starts and hope he was just working on stuff.

              Nice yeah you guys have a fun little team for the new stadium there in ATL! Excited for my Brewers too, I like our rebuild efforts

              • We Are Out Of Room says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Testing, testing, Will I be moderated lol?

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @We Are Out Of Room: Woo! Now on to running out of room without any moderation! Haha. Happy opening day! Nice pitchers duel for ya so far!

                    • We Are Out Of Room says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: Same to you man, and its been a nice duel thus far, I love my Braves but Thor is gonna be tough to beat throwing the way he is today!

  11. Comatose says:
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    Who has the best fantasy season out of the following:

    Quinn, Tapia, Winker

    And

    LWeaver, Eflin, Jake Thompson

    • Comatose says:
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      @Comatose: Throw Amir Garrett in that second group too

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Comatose: I really like Amir. I’ll go Amir, Weaver, Thompson, Eflin.

        Hitters… Mannnn, so much depends on call up dates, really REALLY like Tapia, but playing time is a question. I guess I’ll go Tapia, Winker, Quinn, but that’s a tough one

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