The minor league season is over, so allow your favorite Prospectors to light the hot stove. It’s like an outside fire pit on an autumn night type of stove. You know, hoodies and shorts. We’ll save the pellet stove for the December doldrums, whatever those are. Enough about heating units! This week yours truly, and Michael Halpern of imaginarybrickwall.com kick things off with some Padres talk, as they called up the quartet of Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges. We then touch on top playoff performances from Billy McKinney, Brett Martin, “King of the North” Tyler O’Neill, and Braves pitching prospect Max Fried. We then get into our top 5 sleeper/breakout hitters, and top 5 sleeper/breakout pitchers for 2017. Never mind the bollocks, it’s the latest episode of the Razzball Prospect Podcast.

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    About time I got some Ralph and Halp! Though, I’m thinking it should be Halp and Ralph… My condolences, btw, Halp…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
      (link)

      @Grey: Probably should be Halp and Ralph. Kinda sounds like Helpin’ Ralph, which seems like a show that would be rated Y and be all about filling people’s buckets w/ kind words and being nice.

  2. Halp

    Halp says:
    (link)

    Thanks, Grey (my aunt died so we had to push it back one day). Ralph is the real MVP though for doing the pod during the Patriots game. Although he made up for it with about 20 gloating Pats tweets later that night …

    • Halp

      Halp says:
      (link)

      @Halp: My bad on fucking up the reply button

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Take it easy on yourself!

        • Halp

          Halp says:
          (link)

          @Grey: haha!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
            (link)

            @Halp: DAMN IT HALP!!!!! nOW WE NEED TO START OVER

            • Halp

              Halp says:
              (link)

              @Ralph Lifshitz: (hangs head in shame and slowly walks away to sad music)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
                (link)

                This tension is….Halpable

                • Halp

                  Halp says:
                  (link)

                  @Grey: haha, I’m actually pretty sure you are the first person to make that pun

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
      (link)

      @Halp: it wa 10 and it’s #HotTakesOnPats I do it every week.

      • Halp

        Halp says:
        (link)

        @Ralph Lifshitz: I’ve been following along with the series! (through the eyes of a Jets fan though)

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
          (link)

          @Halp: Oh just you wait. I’m going to talk about how Woody Johnson is actually a vampire a lot during Jets week.

          BTW you always pick the Giants….always. You’re pretty much a NFL version of a Mets fan.

          • Halp

            Halp says:
            (link)

            @Halp: @Ralph Lifshitz: Oh, I know. I didn’t pick though. My dad is a Yankees and Jets fan and it was just passed on to me. Life would be much easier as a Giants fan.

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
    (link)

    GREAT show guys! Some solid specs there.

    Ralph, not sure Burger King is gonna like you pitching them and then say “I run so I can eat the shittiest food ever” LOL

    Try crunchy Cheetos dipped in peanut butter, mmm, good..

    • Halp

      Halp says:
      (link)

      @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks, Malicious Phenoms! I was shocked Ralph didn’t like crunchy Cheetos, but maybe your peanut butter tip can get him to see the light.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
        (link)

        @Halp: I’m not opposed to crunchy cheetos I just don’t eat a lot of chips.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
      (link)

      @Malicious Phenoms: Ha! They’d like it even less if I said I prefer Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and every other fast food place! I threw the King a bone.

  4. Nation says:
    (link)

    As a padres fan (yes there are some) this was an awesome pod to listen to! Yesterday during the game the announcers pronounced carlos asuaje as “AS-WAH-HEY”, but I believe the actual pronunciation is “As-Soo-Ah-hay”

    • Halp

      Halp says:
      (link)

      @Nation: Nice! And I did mention that was probably a silent j, so I’ll take partial credit, ha

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
        (link)

        @Halp: You know, it felt like an H-J

  5. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    who would you keep in keeper league – Nick Williams Phi – OF or Jesse Winker Cin – OF or should I find a why to keep both

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
      (link)

      @mrbaseball: I know Halp would say Winker, but I’m torn. Winker’s floor is higher, and he’s coming off the wrist injury that can sap power. So I’m going to say Winker. I’ve long been a fan of Williams upside, but I’ve lost some enthusiasm for what he’ll actually be. He lacks approach and doesn’t hit for enough power or steal enough bases to be as highly rated as he is.

      • Halp

        Halp says:
        (link)

        @Ralph Lifshitz: I would actually say exactly what you just said … without the whole “I know Halp would say Winker” part, of course.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
          (link)

          @Halp: Maybe you should start talking in the third person like Bob Dole.

          “Michael Halpern says, go Winker!”

          • Halp

            Halp says:
            (link)

            @Ralph Lifshitz: When I start my career in politics (or wrestling), I may just take that advice.

  6. Raoul Duke says:
    (link)

    “No, he’s awful.” LOL

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
      (link)

      @Raoul Duke: I’m a realist.

Comments are closed.