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In between offending billions of people, making fun of An Inconvenient Truth, and bemoaning net neutrality, Grey Albright and I manage to rundown all of the trades at the deadline in ways only Razzball can. We talk Sonny Gray headed to the New York Yankees, Yu Darvish headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jonathan Lucroy to the Colorado Rockies, and a bunch of smaller pitcher trades too. We then celebrate the New York Mets finally calling up Amed Rosario, and debate what his numbers will look like the rest of the way. Finally, we try to predict what the last two months will bring for the slumping Aaron Judge, along with a few of his inexperienced peers, including Alex Bregman, Andrew Benintendi, Cody Bellinger, and Nomar Mazara. As always, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over to RotoWear.com and entering promo code “SAGNOF” for 15% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:

   
  1. Dave says:
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    My favorite podcast….love the theme song.

    Last night, traded a $42 Archer for a $1 Rivero and $1 Giles. Got offered $19 Yelich for $42 deGrom. I’m thinking of countering for his $25 Springer or his $1 Bellinger. Good idea? My staff currently is Kluber, deGrom, Stroman, Manaea….playing for next year.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Dave: Thanks, Dave. One of my best friends from home is constantly singing that theme song to me whenever I see him, ha. It’s catchy.

      And yea, I prefer a $1 Bellinger first, then $25 Springer and finally $19 Yelich.

      • Dave says:
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        @Halp:

        I’ll be honest, I’ve had that in my head at least once….or twice….or thrice!

        I’ll propose the Bellinger one, and maybe the Springer. Not too fond of the Yelich one.

        • mikeMaher

          mikeMaher says:
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          @Dave:

          I catch my wife singing it all the time now because I usually listen to the prospect podcast out loud on Saturday mornings, haha.

          • Halp

            Halp says:
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            @mikeMaher: haha. Nice

  2. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Great podcast!

    I missed out on Devers but have Moncanda and benintendi.

    I’m in a 10 team keep 10 player keeper league. How do you rank Devers, Moncanda and Benintendi in a keeper?

    Thanks

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Matthew Macdonald: thanks, Matthew. Im really close to putting Devers first. I think i am right now actually. Devers, moncada and then beni. Beni is safer and moncada more upside, so really just pick your poison on that one

    • Dave says:
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      @Matthew Macdonald:

      I have all three, but have been disappointed with Moncada. I fear he could be Buxton 2.0, but I realize its so near the beginning of his career, I may just be impatient.

      For me, personally, I’d rank them as Benintendi, Devers and then Moncada. But I’m not the expert.

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Dave: thanks guys

        Yeah I can be impatient too but all three could still be stars and obviously different positions. Moncandas speed is the factor for me but boy does Devers look locked in

  3. mrbaseball says:
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    Offered Ian Happ for Clint Frazier in dyansty league

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mrbaseball: close but lean Happ right now.

  4. mrbaseball says:
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    Teoscar Hernández any future value

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mrbaseball: I think he is the type you pick up if he is getting regular playing time for a solid power/speed combo but mediocre average at best.

  5. mrbaseball says:
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    Jeff Hoffman – looked pretty good – now looks pretty bad – so what happened here

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mrbaseball: Inexperienced guy with great stuff but hasn’t completely harnessed it yet. So when he is on, he looks great. He isn’t someone I ever advocated for though considering Coors Field.

  6. Spencer Siegrist says:
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    Jonathan La Croix!! … very catchy bubbly goodness..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Orleans, King Baby!

  7. Deerheadghost says:
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    Is Albies must grab? Getting promoted tonight. Thank you @prospectbot

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Deerheadghost: definitely worth the add especially if you need speed

      • Deerheadghost says:
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        @Halp: Thanks, Halp! Re: international player discussion, a Yu Darvish-type is a different kind of free agent, not because he played in Japan, but because he was a professional already. The int’l pool applies to ‘amatuers’ outside the US. So those Moncada types are the int’l free agent pool players, but Ohtani would not be the same kind of deal because he is a ‘professional’. It’s a complicated system, but I think that’s how it works.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, man!

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Deerheadghost: thanks. Baseball has the most complicated rules. I actually think Otani is subject to the int’l bonus pools unless he waits until a certain age, which rumor has it he isnt going to wait.

          • Deerheadghost says:
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            @Halp: Yeah, it goes up to 25, you’re right. I didn’t realize Ohtani was that young (22).

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    great stuff do u see willie calhoun up this year

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: thanks, AL. I think he does see some time and he just might hit enough to force their hands to keep him up. Sept latest.

  9. Racehorse says:
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    Halp –

    Should we be worried about Ryon Healy? He’s really dropped off the last 30 days or so …

    Also, Jorge Bonifacio is the sexiest name out there, but the Royals were batting him 2nd and for my dynasty team (16 teal league) I plucked him off waivers for his last 36 ABs and got 3 homers, 8 runs, and a handful of ribbies, not to mention his overall numbers weren’t too bad for a deep league. But then KC goes and trades for Melky Cabrera and me thinking I was pulling a fast one just went down the crapper — Bonifacio has sat the last two games with Cabrera in RF.

    So, instead of waiting on the Royals to shoe-horn playing time for JB, I went ahead and plucked off waivers Jesse Winker, who’s in RF tonight and batting 2nd.

    Do think the crappy Reds will give JW a long looksie? Especially since Schebler has struggled as of late — what do you think?

    Thanks !!

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Racehorse: make that Jorge Bonifacio isn’t the sexiest name out there ~

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Racehorse: Healy is going to give you power but with a low avg, low obp, and not many runs. Probably is what he is at this point. I still like Winker, and I think Cincy does give him a lot of at-bats down the stretch here. If he hits, he will stay in the lineup. If not, you probably don’t want him for fantasy anyway ha

  10. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Halp and Grey,

    Podcast ready for listening but wanted to let y’all know I flew halfway around the world to use RAZZMLB promo on Seatgeek and score tickets to watch Sale pitch tonight. Taking my boy to Fenway thanks to Razzball. So, thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @JakeTPE: Awesome. Use that extra $20 wisely!

  11. SR says:
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    Moved my Winker and Jesus Sanchez for Cody Allen today in my 16 team dynasty with 40 man rosters. No big loss though given the types of prospects who are unowned.

    Who do I pick up with the open roster spot – Florial or Forrest Whitley? Mountcastle is also out there, but he has a bit less helium potential I think.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @SR: Florial for me because I usually the lean the hitter, but if you want a pitcher go Whitley. They are both in the same range of prospect

      • SR says:
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        @Halp:

        You had Florial 42 and Whitley 66 at your midseason ranks about a month ago. I reckon Florial’s justified his (aggressive) rank in the last month, and Whitley might’ve tiered up now.

        I mean, is Whitley a top 10 pitching prospect now, not counting the draft guys?

        Allard, Kopech, Mckenzie, Keller, Puk, Buehler, Reyes, Honeywell, Sixto, Groome might be your top 10 at the moment, and I think Whitley now slots in ahead of the high-floor guys like Weaver and Flaherty.

        Cue Whitley getting blown up tonight for Buies Creek!

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @SR: hahah … yea, you basically nailed my thought process. Florial has a truly rare and elite power/speed combination, and I hate to pass that up in fantasy. Strikeout risk is large though

  12. Aside: There’s a column on Fangraphs right now arguing that the Dodgers didn’t “steal” Yu Darvish because they had to give up Willie Calhoun who Fangraphs called “underrated.” I just posted the following on that attendant Fangraphs thread because I remembered how emphatically you and Lifshitz wrote and talked about Calhoun. (Plus I’ve gotten good insights from both of you all year.) This is what I wrote, fyi:

    “Willie Calhoun, in particular, could be an underrated pickup for Texas…. [H]e’s consistently ranked in the 75-100 range on prospect lists….” [Quoting Dave Cameron’s Fangraph column .]

    Prior to the 2017 season, Fangraphs had Willie Calhoun at #89, Baseball America had him at #92, and John Sickels at #102.

    But Ralph Lifshitz at Razzball ranked Calhoun at #18 and Michael Halpern at Imaginary Brick Wall had Calhoun at #20.

    I value all these sources and I doubt I am the only one here who pays attention to the analysis of Lifshitz and Halpern.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @FANTHEAD: Very cool, FANTHEAD! Appreciate the love!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Law Offices of Lifshitz and Halpern

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