First Mike Trout and now our beloved TreaÂ Turner (and a bunch in between, but we’ll focus on baseball’s young heartthrobs for the time being). The baseball Gods are clearly punishing us all for the use of juiced baseballs this season. Major League Baseball has denied any kind of change in the balls despite some mounting evidence, but I bet it is something that gets looked at and adjusted in the offseason. Which leads me to wonder whether this will be something we will be talking about come March…Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Sometimes you make a pitch because of the pitcher’s work.Â Other times, you make it based on the work of the team he’s facing.Â Lukewarm suggestion, Adalberto Mejia, come on down!Â Really, I’m not gonna stump for many pitchers today as none of them have shown any form of consistency and the ones that I kinda sorta like are in difficult spots.Â So with that, I’m sitting here staring at Mejia, seeing who flinches first…dah!Â It was me!Â Really, though, the Angels have been horrid over their last 7.Â During that stretch they’re 28th in wRC+ and second to last in both SLG% and wOBA.Â It’s a team that, surprise, surprise, is missing having Mike Trout in the middle of things.Â Full disclosure: today is a GPP day to me and I wouldn’t really jump in to this slate with a cash mindset.Â Why do I say that?Â Well, take a look at the DFSBot and tell me how many of those pitching names you’d put your money behind today.Â Go big and wild or go home, I say, and that’sÂ what Mejia means to me as I don’t even like the guy!Â DFS can make for strange bed partners…anyhoo, enough of that, let’s get on to this.Â Here’s my Moonlight hot taeks for this blah blah land Monday slate…right after I remind you that this is still a thing. Â Hit me up in the comments or on twitter and we can go from there:
â Sky (@Sky_Razzball) June 28, 2017
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Every time the calendar turns to July, Mets fans across the world cringe at the nearly $1.2 million that migrates from Fred Wilpon’s wallet into the $1,000 Gucci jeans Bobby Bonilla probably hasn’t washed since he left the Mets in 1999. It seems universal that massaging Bonilla’s contract was terrible in hindsight – these checks will keep coming until 2035 – but I was enlightenedÂ with information that one reason for deferral of the $5.9 million was to free up funds to sign Mike Hampton. One of the better hitting pitchers in history – Hampton hit .246 with 16 HRs in his career – Hampton went on to win the 2000 NLCS MVP for New York. The Metropolitans then selected David Wright eighth overall in the 2001 draft with the pick Colorado relinquished to sign Hampton. Why do we feel bad for Mets fans all the time, it could’ve been worse right? Wait… they promoted Tim Tebow and his .647 OPS to St. Lucie, yet Amed Rosario is still in Las Vegas? Syndergaard tore his lat muscle because the words “medical” and “staff” aren’t allowed to be paired in Flushing? Saturday Night was Asdrubal Cabrera bobblehead night – and somebody paid $40 for one? Alright, so maybe the Mets never got out of the woods.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Justin Smoakâs splits are so good youâd think he was a gymnastics major in college. Iâm not going to lie, I tried searching for his college major but came up empty. However, I did find out that he is only 5 days older than me, so weâre practically brothers. Back to the splits, currently Smoak is batting .381 with 5 home runs against left handed pitchers. In total, Smoak is tied for 5th in home runs with 22. Iâm a little afraid to pick on Pomeranz today since that did not work out for me earlier this week. The Blue Jays hit lefties well, so there is a chance that Pomeranz may get hit early. Unfortunately, there is no discount for Smoak due to his hot start to the season but this is an ideal matchup for him. Smoak is $9,600 on Fantasy Draft. Â Now, for the rest of the picks:
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There’s really no need for any introduction on this one, it’s the post upon which all prospectors are judged. It’s the Mid-Season Update to my Top 100 Prospects for 2017 Fantasy Baseball. Full disclosure, I was loosey-goosey with the eligibility rules this time around. So, while some players in the majors and under their limits might appear on this list (Clint Frazier, Franklin Barreto, Etc.), others don’t (Raimel Tapia). No rhyme or reason to it, what-so-ever. This list feels more upside heavy to me, but there was no slant or algorithm for my ranks. Just good old fashioned personal bias, of which I have plenty. Seriously, I’m an opinionated lad! But that’s why I do this in the first place. Please keep in mind, this list is 100% fantasy focused. Meaning it might differ quite a bit from other Top 100’s you may come across. Anyway, thanks for reading and enjoy! The next 100 (101-200) will be out on Thursday.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Greetings from beautiful Sandestin, FL. I am on vacation for a long holiday weekend, but I am so dedicated to Razznation that I am taking time away from the beach to make sure you still have the information and insight you desire this week.
Before we get started, feel free to ignore Clayton Kershaw. I have no inside information that he might not start twice this week, but it seems that every week that he is on the list Dave Roberts and the Dodgers change things up on us. Going forward, if he is on the list, just assume that he will be removed. If he is not on the list, assume he will be added. Roberts and Co. are determined to tinker with their rotation every week, possibly just to mess with us. Since he is scheduled to start twice as of this writing, I assume that that will no longer be the case by the time you are reading this roughly 18 hours from now.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If youâve hung with me on previous Saturdays, youâll know that in real life (where Iâm Victoria in a hat rather than Victoria on a hat), I live in Canada. And so on this first day of July, Iâd like to take the opportunity to say happy birthday to my adopted homeland! Because today is Canada Day, which is like your Independence Day, only with more beavers and people saying âsorryâ.
The magic number of the day is 150. Thatâs how old Canadaâs turning today. It’s how many “Canada Day Sale!” emails have arrived in my inbox in the last 10 minutes. Itâs how many degrees below 0 it is here, every single day of the year. Itâs how many Altuves you need to stand on so you can pat a moose on the antlers. Itâs the thread count of my plaid sheets. And itâs how many strikeouts Chris Sale is going to record against the Toronto Blue Jays on our nationâs birthday. (Some of these things may not be true.) Historically, the Jays who have faced him have hit a collective .184. Josh Donaldson has the best shot, having gone 5-for-18 with two home runs against Sale in the past, but offset that against his .150 (magic number!) average in the last week, and I think this match-up is pretty safe. So for my FanDuel slate today, Iâm happily paying $11,600 for El Condor, even in Canadian dollars, and I’ll live with sticking the rest of my lineup together with maple syrup and poutine gravy. No, really â youâll see what I mean.
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This podcast is step one of the process to start a real-life Ralph and Halp Dynasty Baseball Prospects All-Star Game presented by Razzball and sponsored by our friends at Rotowear. Like LaVar Ball, our plan right now mostly revolves around speaking it into existence. As the old saying goes, itâs 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. Or did I get that backwards? Either way, Ralph and I pick our Dynasty Futures All-Star rosters sandlot style, going back and forth until we each have a full lineup and pitching staff, while discussing many of the top guys at each position along the way. We also begin the podcast with a mini update, talking about the Nick Williams and Franklin Barreto callups, Dustin Fowlerâs devastating injury, Miguel Andujarâs short lived MLB debut, and Scott Kingeryâs Triple-A assault. Itâs the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Just when the ship couldn’t sink any lower, the Giants lost their closer for the second time this year. Â When it happens once, sure… twice? Â I have my doubts. Mark Melancon hit the DL with more arm ailments and received a PRP injection in his arm. Â No, a PRP injection isn’t something that you search for on your go-to-p0rn site of choice. Â It is never a good thing, especially for a scuffling team like the Giants. Â They have already had attempts at the closer with Derek law, Hunter Strickland/ and now re-tread candidate Sam Dyson is thrown into the fray. Â I mean, I am no Nostradamus here, but it doesn’t look good. Â It’s almost like that 2:00 AM special when you stare across the bar and try to decide if it’s better then going home alone and revisiting that PRP search on that website of choice. Â We saw earlier this year that Dyson is not to be trusted, granted that saves are saves are saves, but at what cost? Â An inflated ERA and 1-2 save chances a week… maybe. Â Hunter Strickland got the first save, but only because Dyson was plucked from the bullpen in 4-of-the-last-5. For a team that struggles to score runs, can’t keep the ball in the yard from a starting pitcher standpoint, and a bullpen with tons of failed attempts at a closer, the benefit just isn’t there. Â So if you must, the order as of right now is: Dyson, Strickland, then Kontos. Â But for a team with only 16 saves to show on the season, the chase is more exciting than the ownership. Â Enough about the city of Rice-A-Roni, and onto the week in Holds and such!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Josh Reddick has been on a tear since returning from a concussion injury with an OPS over 1.500, two homers, and three steals (although his return sent future OPS Monster Derek Fisher back to AAA, sad trombone). Â Last year I recommended him when he was also coming off the DL (you don’t have to click on that link but I included it for posterity’s sake and so you won’t call me out. Â Of which there was a 0.0% chance of happening).Please, blog, may I have some more?