Another week of Major League Baseball and another week of COVID-19 related stories. We recorded this yesterday evening about an hour before the Mike Clevinger news drops so we just focus on Zach Plesac and the cancellation of the Cardinals games in the early part of the week. We then spend some time discussing wavier wire adds of note over the last few days and what our long term perspective is on them. It’s a packed show of 2020 shart season analysis. Yes, you read that right, it’s a shart season because it’s a mess and has no shape other than brown water.

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More canceled games early this week as the Cardinals quarantine at least for the early part of this week. As has become blatantly obvious the skill of winning this season will be maximizing your at bats and innings as much as you can. Grey and I chat a little around the best way to attack that depending on your format. It’s a year unlike any other and you’ll need to be more flexible than ever. After we run through the strategy portion we jump into the closer roles across the league and wrap-up with some of the recent call-ups (**cough-cough** Jo Adell). It’s another action packed week of the Razzball Baseball Podcast.

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Welcome back to 2020, home of the Black Swan event, home of the brave, but less brave if you’re required to wear a mask. Here we are, less than a handful of days into the season and we already have a true outbreak. Grey and I jump into all the current madness, before putting the problems aside to dive into the debut of Brady Singer, the forthcoming debut of one Nate Pearson. We talk some strong early showings and cuddle at the end to calm our fears of a world without baseball. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball podcast with all the feels.

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Where will the Blue Jays play? Who will close for the Pirates? Will Yasiel Puig suit up in 2020? Will A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo ever pitch for the Athletics? Kieboom to Kie-toon with Asdrubal Cabrera. All this and a breakdown of the top FAAB bids in TGFBI this past weekend. There’s a lot to cover and half of it won’t be true by Saturday. The wackiness of the 60 game season is upon us. If you’re like me you’re strapping on your helmet (mandatory I wear one while using the inter-webs per my doctor), and getting ready for more twists and turns than any country road. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast and I lost my car keys.

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Maybe one day we’ll spend an episode breaking down baseball related injuries, trades, and actual fantasy play. However, that’s not our reality. So Grey and I return for another week with the freshest updates on opt-outs, COVID list, and the testing. The last week’s activity did open up opportunity for a few players and we get into each playing time battle. Additionally we had a host of Summer Camp action this week and we take some time to fawn over the top players, namely Kyle Lewis. Strap on your helmets, we’re back for another week of the Razzball Podcast.

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These unprecedented times call for unprecedented preparation for upcoming fantasy drafts. Never before have we had the worry of a player opting out of the season after or even during our drafts. So now we plan, we update, we read the news (baseball news), and we pray our teams stay in tact. Is this a silly pastime? Absolutely! Are there many much more important issues? Of course! But level with me, we all need some release and I like many of you hope this sixty game sprint can provide the escape we all need. In this vein Grey and I breakdown the opt outs, the positive tests, and the opportunities created. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball podcast in it’s most apocalyptic form.

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Another week and another actual show about baseball! Imagine that? We’re off politics again and back on that fantasy baseball flow. Grey and I dive into the 60 man rosters and then have an in depth conversation on how to attack pitching this season. The long and short, nobody knows but pitching is going to be filled with landmines for a variety of reasons. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball podcast. Now with 60% more baseball!

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We recorded an episode over the weekend before the news broke. I was drunk, Grey was handsome, and baseball seemed very unlikely. This show will never see the light of day, as MLB decided to blindside us with actual baseball! Knowing this new, uh, news, Grey and I got on the line and said, “We gotta give the people the good new, uh, news!” So like a couple of missionaries stationed in a foreign land, we brought the good news. The news of baseball’s return and the glorious idea of the NL DH. Due to our excitement around the potential boost for several NL players in fantasy, Grey and I go team by team breaking down viable DH candidates for every club. It’s a glorious return to baseball!

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Baking, Baseball, and Baseball not being played that’s the theme for this week’s show as Shelly Verougstraete of several websites (Rotographs, Dynasty Guru, Pitcher List, Prospects 365, and Over the Monster) and the best baking Instagram you’ll ever witness joins us. We indulge in our virtual sweet tooth as Grey and Shelly talk baking and I just drool at Shelly’s Instagram. Boy that sounds different when read aloud. No matter, we get into last week’s draft and some of the top fantasy names to look for, as well as discuss a little of the current MLB versus MLBPA drama. It’s another can’t miss episode of the Razzball podcast.

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After a tumultuous week in the news for both national issues of race as well as MLB’s current negotiations we found it only fitting to bring on someone with a great deal of insight on both race relations and how it relates to MLB. Our guest Randy Wilkins is a Filmmaker, Director of the AppleTV Show “Dear…”, as well as the director of ESPN 30 for 30 Short 86-32 (which you can watch at that link) and Docket 32357. Additionally, he provides Yankees analysis in his free time. Oh, and BTW our dude owns a few Emmys. It’s a riveting discussion and one worth tuning into for Randy’s perspective alone. A few times we mention his Twitter thread that went viral, that’s here:

It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast.

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