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I promised Grey I wouldn’t bring up anything to try to set him off this podcast, but he still found ways to get annoyed all on his own, starting with the fact he wants to be hyped up more during the introduction. He was also confused by the one word, “endorphin” fueled texts Ralph Lifshitz often sends him, who we brought on at the midway point of the podcast to talk about the recent call-ups of Rafael Devers and Yoan Moncada, along with discussing a few pitchers on his Top 100 Starters article, including Alex Wood, Rich Hill, and Aaron Nola. Before we brought Ralph on, Grey and I dug into the J.D. Martinez and Todd Frazier trades, while also discussing the potential landing spots for the top players remaining on the trade market. Finally, we give RotoWear.com a full on 3-headed endorsement with Grey, Ralph, and I talking up our favorite t-shirts, and hope you guys get in on the fun by heading over there and entering promo code “SAGNOF” for 15% off. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:

(Link to the podcast on Blog Talk Radio)

   
  1. Racehorse says:
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    Halp! Thank FREAKING Gawd you’re here …

    I haven’t listed to the podcast yet (I’m at work) but I will – I always do cuz I luv dis shizz !!!

    But, I gotta ask the following …

    My dynasty team has a run scoring problem … I’m offering Matt Chapman and Tiger prospect Christin Stewart for Ender Inciarte … am I over paying ?

    Btw, I’m tied for second, and fighting for a #1 seed as I try to repeat.

    Thanks!!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Racehorse: haha … I think it is a reasonably fair deal because if I had Inciarte I would need a pretty enticing package to move him. And considering your circumstances I would go for it.

  2. Deerheadghost says:
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    Hey Halp,

    Have you tried following @prospectbot on Twitter? It was recently created by a very tech savvy Reddit user. It follows the top baseball writers and sends you notifications when a top prospect is called up. I was wary of it at first because I was afraid I’d get hundreds of alerts for A-ball guys going to Wahlburgers, but after I missed out on Devers I tried it out, and I was able to get a head start on Fisher.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Deerheadghost: Haven’t tried it but seems like an awesome resource. Will check it out

  3. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Halp
    Love all the stuff you add to this site (& IBW!). Here’s a challenge for you, should you choose to accept it.

    The year is 2022, and you are about to record your 200th podcast, with this one focusing on your overall top 50 for the draft. You look down to your notes written on the scraps of napkin on your desk.
    1) What are some names from the top 10, in no particular order?
    2) Who are the top 5 pitchers, in no order?
    3) Who is in the top 20 that was also in the top 20 in 2017?
    4) Which is the weakest position in the top 50?

    Thanks! I hope you find this interesting rather than annoying. If its annoying, just skip it. Or if you want a different year, choose it instead. Will continue to listen and love the podcasts.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @The Eye of Horus: haha … awesome man. Thanks! And not annoying at all, very interesting questions.

      1) There was such an infusion of young talent recently that I think the top 10 is going to have a lot of familiar names. Trout (still), Harper, Betts, Corea, Turner, Bryant, Arenado, Bellinger, and then I’ll go with my two top fantasy prospects in Moncada and Victor Robles.

      2) Top 5 pitchers I think you still see Kershaw, Sale, and Thor, and then I’ll go out on a limb and say Hunter Greene and Anderson Espinoza too (maybe those guys are more like 2024). Severino and Alex Reyes maybe for 2022.

      3) I think #1 and #2 kinda answered that but extending it out I will add in Judge and Springer too

      4) Catchers by far, as always

      And thanks again man!

      • The Eye of Horus says:
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        @Halp:Hey, cool! Thanks for your thoughts. I’m designing the future in my 16-team dynasty. I consistently do just well enough to never get a high draft spot, but I’ve managed to compile Acuna, Vlad Jr., and Tatis Jr., hoping for a top 10 payoff from one of them, at least.

        You still see Kershaw and Sale that dominant still, huh? I’m looking at guys like Nola and McCullers and wondering if they couldn’t be up there. Severino I agree with.

        On another note, have you seen any of AJ Reed’s work this year? Thoughts?

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @The Eye of Horus: You’ve definitely done a great job with the farm system. And while I doubt Kershaw and Sale are still dominant, I think they will still be pitching very well assuming they don’t get an injury between now and then, which is possible for every pitcher.

          And Reed is having the worst year of his career in the minors, so while I still think he is an MLB power bat, he just doesn’t stand out anymore from the many other power bats in AAA.

  4. Dave says:
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    Hey guys, would you trade McMahon and Bedrosian for Severino? Keeper points. I’m out of it this year but playing for next year. Has Severino fixed everything to remain a consistent pitcher?

    • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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      @Dave: If you are out of it this year, you hold McMahon. He’s straight fire. Severino is legit, but you don’t trade a bat like McMahon unless you are winning right now.

      • Dave says:
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        @Jaaaaaake.crab:

        Just took back the trade. That said, I have so many prospects I was hoping for a more sure thing.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Dave: Gotta disagree with Jaaaaaake. I would make that move. I don’t have 100% trust in Severino, but with how hard it is to find young pitching, I would take the chance.

      • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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        @Halp: Until he tears a UCL. McMahon is a beautiful, rare beast. COORS

        • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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          @Jaaaaaake.crab: But I love you Halp. Always.

          • Halp

            Halp says:
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            @Jaaaaaake.crab: haha, for sure on the UCL thing and I like McMahon a lot too. Appreciate the love. Feeling is mutual!

            • The Eye of Horus says:
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              @Dave: I think it depends a lot on the league. 3B is easily replaceable in some leagues, but ace pitchers can be spread pretty thin.

  5. Dave says:
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    One more question. Thinking of offering:

    deGrom $42, Archer $40 to contending team for $22 C Mart and $1 Alex Wood.

    Keeper points. I’m looking to shed salary for next season and he’s looking to win. Does this accomplish both?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Dave: Would depend on the total dollars you can spend, who is available in the auction next year and how much guys usually go for. Seems fair to me if you want to shed salary though and there will be good players to buy with that extra $59

      • Dave says:
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        @Halp:

        I’d have Kluber, Stroman too, and Scherzer and Kershaw are available, plus Rizzo, Trout and more. Does this help him more this season? I’m thinking yes but would like your opinion too.

        • Halp

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          @Dave: It doesn’t necessarily help him but he is getting the more established combo. Wood is the wild card, but he is tough to trust long term or even for the last two months of the season. He is obviously the guy that could turn the trade in either direction.

          • Dave says:
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            @Halp:

            Yea. His numbers are incredible last year and now, but I worry about injury. That said, saving $59 which could be the cost of Trout is tempting next year.

  6. dfrench23 says:
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    With the promotion of Devers I have an open Minor League spot next to Acuna. The only guys playing in the Minors that are taken in our league are: Keon Broxton, Amed Rosario, Thomas Eshelman, Eddie Butler, Lucas Giolito, Ozzie Albies, Brett Honeywell, Francisco Mejia, Ben Lively, Willy Adames, Tyler O’Neill, David Dahl, Chance Adams, Lewis Brinson, Austin Meadows, Victor Robles, Reynaldo Lopez, JP Crawford, Aledmys Diaz, Gleyber Torres, Mark Zaguna, and Raul Mondesi.

    I have Acuna and Rhys Hopkins (who I picked up thinking he might be called up soon) but wondered who are three long-term names that no one has and three names that should be called up soon that no one has?

    Thanks!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @dfrench23: 3 long term names would be Brendan Rodgers, Kyle Tucker and Vlad Jr. 3 guys for this season you could look at Dom Smith, Derek Fisher, and Alex Verdugo

    • dfrench23 says:
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      @dfrench23: as “THE EYE OF HORUS” mentioned in the next comment I didn’t really act like I had looked at your prospect list from earlier in the month.

      I had.

      I should have worded it like this:

      These are the guys (and your ETA) listed in your prospect list’s top 50 that ARE available in my league. I moved up Devers. I have Acuna. Who else should I grab? I went ahead and grabbed Hopkins thinking he would be up in the next week or two after they move ToJo.

      Most of the guys in this league would rather have a lesser ranked guy that can help them this year or next year instead of sitting on a talent like Vlad Jr or Soto if you can believe that…

      2020-Juan Soto, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Greene, Luis Robert, Royce Lewis, Mickey Moniak

      2019-Eloy Jimenez, Vlad Jr., Triston McKenzie, Bo Bichette, Kolby Allard, Jesus Sanchez, Kyle Lewis, Mitch Keller

      2018-Brendan Rodgers, Kyle Tucker, Alex Reyes, Dominic Smith, Walker Buehler, Nick Senzel, Michael Kopech, Mike Soroka, Christian Stewart, Luis Urias, Shed Long

      2017-Willie Calhoun, Anthony Alford, Franklin Barreto, Scott Kingery, Ryan McMahon, Harrison Bader, Jack Flaherty

      • Halp

        Halp says:
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        @dfrench23: All good. Ask away! With so many good prospects out there it can be tough to know when to pounce on a long term guy or when to wait on him.

  7. The Eye of Horus says:
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    As for the first question, just scroll down the list of top 100 to find who no one has. As for the second question, Derek Fisher, Martes, Barreto, Dom Smith… Again, you can check the ETAs on the lists.

      • dfrench23 says:
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        @Halp: True. Sorry. I worded the comment/question poorly. I adjusted it below my original comment.

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @dfrench23: No worries … I got what you meant. You are trying to decide whether to go long term or short term.

    • dfrench23 says:
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      @The Eye of Horus: My bad. Adjusted the comment with another comment.

  8. Rock D says:
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    Brent Honeywell i see is a very popular add today in yahoo. Any idea when he will be called up and what to expect from him. Kind of hard to imagine he will go many more innings this year so a trip to the bullpen maybe?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Rock D: I can definitely see him used out of the bullpen for the playoff race. If he does start I imagine they would be careful with him and keep the innings/pitches down. Wouldn’t be surprised if he is up in August.

  9. your mom says:
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    Great podcast. Keep it up!
    Would you trade d.santana and shaw for j.turner cargo and peacock?
    Thanks

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @your mom: Thanks, your mom! I prefer the santana and shaw side

  10. Sport says:
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    Derek Fisher back up to the bigs today. Hope he sticks this time!

    David Dahl’s absence from Colorado makes him feel like a prospect again. Where would you rank him in a dynasty format with all the other prospects?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Sport: Hell yea. Dahl has been injury prone his entire career now, but you still have to love the upside and Coors. He would be around top 10 ish for me still.

  11. Steve says:
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    Do you think Brinson’s called up before Broxton is? Is he worth stashing for the next 2-3 weeks or is he a Sept call up in your mind?

    Thanks

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @Steve: I think they will call him up 7/26. Just a guess.

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