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Due to my flight back from New York having me traveling around 2 AM west coast time, I bowed out of yesterday’s podcast.  There was no way I was going on three hours sleep that I got in a middle seat.  I need my 18 hours of sleep while Asian women massage my bunions.  It’s the only way I can sleep, I’m sorry.  In my stead, Rudy and Nick were joined by our prospect writer, Scott.  This actually turned into a great exercise because now I know how you feel when I first post a podcast.  My breath was bated and my jimmy leg was jimmying with excitement until I could listen to it.   In brief, they knocked it out of the park.  I hope Nick didn’t take any PEDs.  I’d hate for him to have to sit out 50 days with the excuse, “Without Grey, someone had to pick up the doping.  That’s ‘doping’ as in the act of being a dope.”  Aw, Nick, that hypothetical excuse in that imaginary scenario hurts my feelings.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now sans Grey-san:

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165 Responses

  1. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: That Medlen video from the morning round up was absolutely hilarious!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it was good stuff…

      • Steve says:
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        @Prezii, Yeah, the Chipper one is a beauty.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, completely agree. Both of them had me laughing.. out loud!

  2. Steven says:
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    Grey-
    Would you start Bruce vs lefty Corbin or crisp vs kluber(missed yesterday’s game) or Scutari vs keuchel in utility spot

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Crisp…

  3. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Pedro from Pittsburgh over Chris Nelson right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  4. Prezii says:
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    Good job Scott!! Helpful podcast today guys…

    @grey, well we know who slows the hell out of the baseball talk now!! Hahaha ;) jk its okay we still love you.. gangnam style!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, I’m probably getting replaced…. Damn… Gangnam style!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, you could always start up a GangmanBall site? Got it… Gangnam Style horse racing.. every horse is imaginary, so youll always win ur bets!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not if one imaginary horse is faster than another imaginary horse… Gangnam style!

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, assuming all ur patrons would be asian… Just put the seats 100 yards away.. then they wont even be able to tell which imaginary horse is faster! Its like take candy from an imaginary baby!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I plan on having the stands filled with imaginary horses too. Surefire moneymaker! Gangnam style.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, I dont know man, i dont see too many imaginary horses paying good money to watch imaginary horses race..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, buzz kill! Sad gangnam style…

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey, i know man.. cheap bastards! *ring ring*

                    Grey: hello?

                    Unknown: hey we just looked through your application for manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters and were happy to inform you, you’ve been approved..

                    Grey: PEACE RAZZBALL! Happy Gangman Style!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I took imaginary PEDs. Gangnam style!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, Thanks to you and prezii for reminding me of the gangnam style. I got an important cocktails meeting in a few and I just watched the video again, and now I’m pumped. I’m going in gangnam style with the bridle a blazing!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, haha HELL yeah! Gangnam style!!

                      Dont forget about football man, draft is on saturday!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Walk into the meeting riding an imaginary horse. Foolproof!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, wait… Theres other ways to enter a building?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No… It was a test! Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, hahaha!! GANGNAM STYLE!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I nailed it. Thank you gangnam style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, yeah! Hope you spoke only Korean too, except for the occasional Heeeeey, sexy lady.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, didn’t speak it but sizzled like Korean BBQ

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And spicy like kimchi that’s been left in the earth to ferment for 10 years… I hear that…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, Sometimes I wonder if I have Pink’s fermenting in my intestines for 10 years.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That might be how long since I’ve been there and I live walking distance from it… Not a big fan at all… Fab Hot Dog’s in Reseda is ridiculously good though…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, never been but heard of it. Reseda is a hike for me. I’ve been going to Pink’s since I was a little kid. I can’t help it. I love the bacon, chili, cheese, double dog burrito. It’s like the original Tommy’s, it just tastes better than any other.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Probably a comfort food thing for you with Pink’s… Fab’s is the best hot dogs I’ve had on the west coast… Pretty incredible…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, it’s that nostalgic thing, I know there is better, but it takes me to that place before life started to suck.

                      If you want a real good dog, you just find a good hot dog cart with the bacon wrapped dogs with some mexican lady working it. Of course that might only be really good because of the alcohol.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, the old Mexican lady cart dogs are also excellent but I’ve never had one sober either…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, it’s the only way you can get me into a denny’s too

  5. B.o.B says:
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    Is Straily expected to be called up as soon as he can be (tomorrow I believe)? If so, I’m assuming he’s headed back into the rotation and I guess Blackley’s out. Is he a must add in a 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him now… Yeah…

  6. Prezii says:
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    Just read that billy ham “probably wont” be called up in september.. what a tease!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bummer… Damn’em style!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, haha damn’em style… He probably wouldnt have done much fantasy wise, but would have been fun to watch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, probably saved me room on a team for a guy that wouldn’t even have played…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, then ur tellin urself he walked 4 times everyday! Haha classic…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe… Yup!

  7. Eddy says:
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    I love the Razball love for gangnam style. I host a college sports morning show and that’s the song I chose to go on the air with.

    OPPAN GANGNAM STYLE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What college sports morning show? Why is this the first we’re hearing of this? Gangnam style!

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Nothing big. It’s a local show for my college, Florida International University. It’s three times a week where we talk FIU sports, but I decided to talk me up some AL and NL RoY today!

        Spoiler alert: NL RoY conversation is boring, especially when your guests don’t know who Todd Frazier or Wade Miley are.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool… Yeah, and the AL ROY convo is pretty short, no?

          • Eddy says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, it last 3.9 seconds. #MTISG

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yup…

  8. Steve says:
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    This Trout think is taking on a life similar to those Chuck Norris memes.

    If it came to it, Chuck could probably beat Trout in a fight, but Trout could outrun him if he had to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, or that Matt Weiters Facts thing… We’re not original, but we pretend we are… Gangnam style!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, #MTISG is more of a satirical jab at the ESPNs of the world than genuine man-love for Mike Trout… at least, that was my intention. It’s out of my control now, though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, it is… In the best of ways…

  9. Jon says:
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    Need some sit/start advice through this weekend:

    Lester @ LAA Thurs
    Minor v PHI Fri
    Anderson v BOS Sat
    Capuano v ARI Sun
    McAllister v TEX Sun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, they’re not pretty starts… I’d sit all of them in some leagues… I’d start Lester and Anderson, if push came to shove…

  10. Steve says:
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    Poor old Bruce. Always getting those men on base snatched away from him.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And the inevitable groundout.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course!

  11. Jon says:
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    Are you worried at all starting Zimmermann versus St. Louis on Sat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I am… But I’d start him in all leagues…

  12. JackInTheBox says:
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    Let’s say you can only pick two for the ROS, who’s it gonna be?

    Michael Saunders
    Tyler colvin
    Carlos Gomez
    Josh Reddick
    Colby I suck Rasmus
    Alfonso Soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Gomez

    • JackInTheBox says:
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      @JackInTheBox, throw Dexter Fowler and Cody Ross into that mix too…

  13. Jon says:
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    Who should I lose first from this list:

    Corbin, Fiers, McAllister, Capuano, Anibal, Minor, Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  14. Deadwoods says:
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    Start Harvey vs Tyler Cloyd?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  15. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Who’s the odd man out for the rest of the way?

    Corbin, Skaggs, Iwakuma, Stults, or Straily…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stults

      • the hungarian hippo says:
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        @Grey, BTW I know he’s just a kid, but I love the idea of Old Man Skaggs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah…

  16. Booya says:
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    Best stream tomorrow in H2H league that uses k/9 as sixth cat. Porcello, duensing or Kendrick?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Kendrick…

  17. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Kenley Jansen was deemed unavailable for today’s Dodgers game, and wasn’t seen warming up in a save situation, with Brandon League there instead.

    Don’t want to jump the gun as no injury has been announced, but League may be a guy to grab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’s headed for the DL…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Heart flutters by the sound of it. Alyssa must have rubbed up against him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Brad Penny never recovered from Alyssa…

  18. JackInTheBox says:
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    Okay how about colvin, Gomez, Ross, Fowler?

  19. JackInTheBox says:
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    Okay how about pick two of colvin, Gomez, Ross, Fowler?

  20. Steve says:
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    Steve Magic strikes. Got bored of Wise, dumped him for Aoki.

    Wise singles and steals. Of course he does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The swap makes sense to go with Aoki… Of course, it reversed on you, but still…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Longo!

        Hey now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  21. JackInTheBox says:
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    I’m on my phone so I’m not sure these are posting…which two of these would you grab ROS?

    Colvin, Gomez, Ross, Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Gomez….

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey, thanks!

  22. Steve says:
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    This is not really something to be made light of, but I cannot be the only one who is delirious with joy that the main perpetrator goes by the name of Mullet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that the Amish thing? I haven’t been following it…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. I love it when people’s names are appropriate to a given situation.

        Like when Neil Walker draws a walk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could Google it, but what did the Amish do this time?

  23. herschel says:
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    @Grey: cashner to be activated after his next rehab start on friday? worth grabbing him and dropping straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  24. Steve says:
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    If League is owned, Belisario is the Dodger grab, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him…

  25. Steve says:
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    Come on Stults. Don’t f*** it up now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy how good he’s been, and how good he shouldn’t be…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He’s gone now.

        And Alvarez should be owned, right? Even if it means playing him ahead of Ethier or Bruce in the Util spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he should be…

  26. Mr. Duck Fat says:
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    Have you heard any news on Straily? Rumor is Griffin will get the call up after his rehab start. I’m wondering if I should make the swap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too Griffin? It’s okay… I would think there’s gotta be better waiver options though…

      • Mr. Duck Fat says:
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        @Grey, Best Available based on the last 30 days: Iwakuma, Stults, Kendrick, E. Santana, Happ and Tillman.

      • Mr. Duck Fat says:
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        @Grey, Nevermind, answered my own question.

  27. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Grey – By this Friday, I have to choose four keepers for a standard 5×5 roto league with a $260 auction budget. I can keep each player for up to two more seasons at these prices. The players I’m considering (due to talent, price, or a combination of the two) are listed below. Which would you keep? Thanks!

    Ryan Braun – $34
    Jay Bruce – $19
    Josh Hamilton – $17
    Felix Hernandez – $21
    Gio Gonzalez – $9
    Chase Headley – $1
    Aaron Hill – $1
    Jonathon Niese – $1
    Brandon Morrow – $1

    Also, I may be able to trade for Matt Cain ($14), Stephen Strasburg ($13), or Chris Sale ($3). How valuable do you think they are at those prices for the next two seasons? Are any of them more valuable at those prices than any of the players already on my team?

    Thanks for your input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Hamilton, Gio and trade for Strasburg if you can… Otherwise, Cain or Sale, in that order… If no trade happens, Bruce…

  28. Steve says:
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    Jesus Kelly. Make it stop.

  29. herschel says:
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    League over Belisario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did, yeah…

  30. Abdoozy says:
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    How do you like Garcia @ Wash on Friday… I might not need him unless my playoff opponent gets luckier at streaming than he has been so far. (he just picked up Porcello, which tells you his level of desperation)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

  31. Steve says:
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    Last hurrah from Longo here perhaps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be lovely, Longoria…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Boo. And, indeed, yah.

  32. Sappy Pappy says:
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    Soooooo is Smardjical channelling his inner Knoblauch on every throw to first base?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, is he? I’m not watching that game…

  33. Deadwoods says:
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    So Adam Jones is back to his 0/4 ways again. Exactly what colour blue were you seeing this morning?

    And Marcum tonight. Ouch. Hope it’s a blip.

    • Deadwoods says:
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      @Deadwoods, Ooops, I meant Vagas. Not a blip.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean that too… Doh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on Marcum… Damn… That was Smurf Blue…

  34. Deadwoods says:
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    And Pedro Alverez is just killing. Pick him up tomorrow over Chase Headly or soon to be benched Todd Frazier?

    • Deadwoods says:
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      @Deadwoods, And drop Vargas for Straily?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d hold that for right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Headley…

  35. Steve says:
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    Holland owners hold their breath…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Any chance of a double play?

  36. Steve says:
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    Dah – didn’t realise Affeldt was back so he’s benched in the ol’ H2H where I need this Hold..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, must’ve been a quick labor…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hopefully Javier Lopez gets a look-in somewhere…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To pull out the left leg?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Heh. Yeah, that’s the one.

            It’s supposed to come out head-first BTW. In case you ever find yourself having to deliver one in an emergency.

            Which is what happened to a friend of mine…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really? How’d that come about? The woman not know she was pregnant?

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Hah, not quite. He and his wife were just out the door on their way to the hospital when it all started to happen.

                He said he just did “what they do on TV”.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA! Hopefully, he meant on a doctor show, not on like Fear Factor or something…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Hehe, yeah. He got the hot water and towels going.

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Gah. Looks like he forgot to scrub in. Unless he’s being kept for the Save…

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Ah bullshit. Unless Casilla is getting the right leg out…

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Here he is!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  There’s your leg!

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Curses on not getting Affeldt active!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn… Needed that Hold, huh?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Yeah. Up against my sister and she’s up 2-0 in Holds already.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You drafted too good for her…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Yeah. She autodrafted zero closers, so I grabbed a bunch of MRs for her…

                      The race for the final playoff spot is as tight as a fish’s asshole (watertight) – I’m in 6th, with two guys half a game back and another team four back.

                      And my main opposition gets almost the league’s shittiest team next week…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, that’s insane… It is poetic in a Steve Magic type of way that you’re facing a team that you literally managed to make better…

  37. Eddy says:
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    Going to make a bold move and drop Jansen before my league mates snipe Belisario.

    Jansen didn’t want to discuss his condition to the medi and told his trainers that they couldn’t discuss. All that was known was that it was related to last season’s problem, something that sidelined him for a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not good for Jansen…

  38. Steve says:
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    Come on Ciriaco…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s because I just picked him up…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Grrrrrr.

  39. Steve says:
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    Aceves is out there again. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Get a double play then throw the ball at Valentine’s head.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA! Valentine is bonkers…

  40. Steve says:
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    Is Aceves even ownable now? Is he going to see much 8th-inning action?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him in all leagues, Valentine’s got a vendetta against him…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, That’s how it looks, right?

        I mean he shouldn’t have thrown that tantrum, but if Pedroia did that, he’d be getting praise for ‘caring’ and being a ‘scrappy competitor’.

        And then, pitching-wise, to treat him like he has the last two days is ridiculous.

        And I don’t even give a shit about the Red Sox.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, And I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see AA come out again in the 8th.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Yup.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, I have Aceves in there instead of Affeldt, so I’m keen for this outing to go well…

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Phew.

                • Steve says:
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                  @Steve, Hope he gets the vulture win just to spite Valentine.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Hehe… Yup…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well said…

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