Grey Albright (fake name) and Michael Halpern (real name) kick things off by discussing Brandon Funston’s split with Yahoo, and what this says about the Fantasy Baseball industry as a whole. I then get Grey’s opinion on the Francis Martes vs. Derek Fisher Twitter debate that Mike Maher started between myself, Ralph Lifshitz, and Chris Towers of CBS (Towers takes the early lead with news of Fisher’s demotion), before moving on to discuss Gleyber Torres’ season ending elbow injury, Madison Bumgarner’s current trade value, and how much you can trust AJ Pollock to remain healthy upon his return. Finally, we both get excited for the return of the Razzball Only FantasyDraft Contest, so make sure to sign up and get in on the action. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:

 
  1. Sea Hags says:
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    Did I click some shit I wasn’t supposed to, or is everyone else getting Spanish ads on the podcast too?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Sea Hags: hahah … you likely clicked on a website that triggered Spanish ads for you somehow. Pretty sure the ads are personalized (which is basically true all over the internet at this point).

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    There’s no early lead! I’ll take no production over a 7 spot in 3 innings any time. You know that’s coming.

    I’d also like to say, I like Martes better long term, I just think he’s out the oven too early. On the other side, if we don’t take Fisher out of the oven the bottoms are going to burn.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: haha … fair enough. Agreed that I don’t trust Martes for this year, but I think I do like Fisher more long term too in fantasy.

  3. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    if we have 2/3 of these with only 1-2 NA slot in yahoo what’s best order of keeping them assuming brinson also gets sent down. all leagues being OBP with total bases or just OPS (maybe with hits). they are near redrafts here (clearly you don’t drop any of these in dynasties)
    meadows/fisher/hoskins/brinson. i have brinson last due to keon sucking up his time. when i say “near-redrafts” it’s like keep 3-4 at previous year ADP prices, so all of these would be late to last rounder keepers for next year, albeit in very short keeper situations. but at same time if these end up doing really well next year that’s insane keeper value as well.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: It is just so hard to predict what teams are thinking and a lot of it comes down to injuries and trades as well. I will go with Fisher and Brinson as my top two because they bring the power/speed combo and you see their teams are already more than willing to call them up.

  4. WTS says:
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    Hello? I am so totally confused and don’t want to bug Grey in the other thread again….
    I just want to know if i have to type in my name and email every time i wish to leave a comment on here?? If so, then what is the point of setting up an account with razzball with a user name, signature, avatar, etc..? Where did that go? I figured it would be in place when i go to comment. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @WTS: Sorry WTS, this type of technical stuff bothers the hell out of me too. I’m not the guy you are looking for, but I’m sure someone will get on this and figure it out for you at some point.

    • nightpandas says:
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      @WTS: Hey WTS, not sure if this would help but when I comment from my laptop it automatically has my username/email but if I do it from my phone I have to put both in…

      • WTS says:
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        @nightpandas: yeah man, thanks anyway, i am on a laptop as well and no dice….1998 called and wants it’s website back….hard to believe that I’m the only person experiencing this issue? or nobody gives a crap or didn’t have the heart to tell Grey about it….I came here with good intentions too, long time listener, first time caller yada yada yada, sucks! If I win draftkings I will give Grey the money to update this website to the modern ERA….maybe it’s different on those fancy smart phones? who nose?

        • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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          @WTS:

          Yeah so, it’s totally weird and archaic, right? I don’t get it either. Basically, the username on the forums is its own thing, and you don’t login to leave a comment on the posts here. It’s meant to be easy for people to comment, I guess, but it ends up meaning that with no login system you either have your browser remember it or type it in each time.

  5. Josh says:
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    13 team keeper – I’m 10th place and basically re-tooling at this point. Who would you keep out of these OF – pick 3:

    Schebeler
    Yelich
    Haniger
    Peralta
    Souza

    thanks!

    • Halp

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      @Josh: As of this moment I would be leaning Yelich, Haniger and Souza

  6. Count de Monetball says:
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    Great show guys; rotowear had some pretty cool shirts for those of us proud enough to display our nerdery, if only they came with pocket protectors. Glad you are not making me re-download iTunes this time to leave a positive rating, maybe next week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why put off to next week, Count?

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        **shakes head** Grey asks a lot, wait…. Grey gives a lot, okily dokily…

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Count de Monetball: hahaha … thanks! And very true on Rotowear, their stuff is legit.

    • @Count de Monetball:
      Thanks man, I will keep the pocket protectors in mind for our Fall Collection. Got a little Razzball exclusive offer I’d like to extend to you guys:

      15% off your order with the promo code “SPANORREVERE”

  7. your mom says:
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    Hi. 20 team h2h league.
    Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @your mom: Must have missed this yesterday somehow. Britton is on the comeback trail, so he likely won’t be the closer for much longer. It’s is still fair, but because of that, I prefer the Colome side.

  8. Sport says:
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    Who do you like for more power if they had equal time, Dylan Cozens or Matt Chapman?

    Also, I know this is hard to predict, but do you think Harrison Bader gets plenty of plate appearances once called up?

    Thank you very much.

    • Halp

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      @Sport: Both have top of the scale raw power, but I’ll go Chapman just because I trust him more in general, and his defense should keep him on the field.

      My guess is that he is used as a righty platoon bat for the most part when he gets called up this year.

  9. mikeMaher

    mikeMaher says:
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    Glad I could help out and give you something to talk about, haha! I felt a little bad about what I started on Twitter, at first.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mikeMaher: That is why Twitter is great! I thought it was a fun conversation.

      • mikeMaher

        mikeMaher says:
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        @Halp:

        Haha, yeah. I thought I was tossing a question over to the prospect experts. Didn’t think I would start such an argument, haha.

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @mikeMaher: Definitely feel free to Twitter CC Ralph and I into any and every prospect conversation you want! The argument is what made it fun.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @mikeMaher: We just disagreed, Towers still follows me and vice-versa so no harm no foul. It was good, I still don’t get why Martes, but not my team haha.

  10. Count de Monetball says:
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    BTW, I love you Grey, but you gotta #2PacalypseStopNow rappin’, you just sound like a “Young White Male” in your mom’s basement. In all honestly i sound like that (or prolly worse) when I’m droppin’ Pac lyrics (really gets on my wife’s nerves, haha), So really, the movie sucked that bad? Should I just watch Poetic Justice again instead????

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Count de Monetball: I was going to go into my favorite Tupac song, Changes, before I thought better of it, haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You don’t think better of saying anything ever on our podcast. You save that second guessing for you and Ralph!

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Grey: haha … I hope you mean that, because I may hold you to that statement one day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poetic Justice? You a 40 year old black chick? Ya put on Juice right now, thank you

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        HAHA both of you! Actually I was in a Janet Jackson stalking phase at that point in my life… but yeah 40….sigh….

        Best quote from Juice “You need to have respect for me. I was almost your father but the line was too long!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They have a scene in All Eyez where they’re filming Juice, it should be so good, but is so lame

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            damn, damn.. How can you f’ that up. I guess nothing can really compare to his actual life… I am sure I will end up watching/and probably owning that movie at some point **not probably… definitely** – Just read Scarface’s take on the movie, yeah not exactly a glowing review…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What did Scarface say? He wanted to drop some 5th ward beads on it?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Maybe my man The Count prefers Luckey to Bishop yo!

        • Count de Monetball says:
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          Here is a postage stamp; mail you in a job-application … by The way your fingernails are dirty …

    • @Count de Monetball: Shit man I thought Grey’s flow was kinda legit, was hoping to get him on the next RotoRhymes.

      Kenneth Cashman feat. Grey Albright, KRS-One & KRS-One’s Mom – “Baconators & Stream-O-Nators”

  11. Miles says:
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    Ralph & Halp:
    enjoyed the prospects podcast. realize though that you guys are the first exposure I have to these new draftees. I have no idea who any of them are. you guys tend to talk like all your listeners are like Keith Law or the Baseball America guys who have the full scouting report on these high schoolers and college players. I need you guys to introduce/teach me! know what I mean?

    • Halp

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      @Miles: hahah … thanks, and I know what you mean! I think our written rankings do a better job of letting you know what type of player they will be, but I will try to do better during the podcasts too.

  12. nightpandas says:
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    shit travelling today and missed the cutoff for the contest…I did sign up for the 20K one on friday, I see Truss is in there…

  13. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Halp,

    How do you value Gleybar now? Got offered him and Urias for JD Mart. Out of it this year, this would be a 2018 question…

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Nightpandas: Basically no value change long term for me. The injury would maybe just act as a tie breaker for prospects who are essentially equal value to him. That is a really good offer for JD though. I would maybe ask for one more smaller prospect to be added though.

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