Ben Verlander (@Verly32) host of Millennial Sports Talk Podcast and former player in the Detroit Tigers organization joins the show to give us his thoughts on the shutdown. We go over what could possibly happen in minor league baseball, if their is a season played who our award winners are, and what is going on […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
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The long-awaited finale to my COVID-19 Draft Bargains series culminates with a dive into starting pitchers who were looking at some innings restrictions for 2020. Since we aren’t likely to get a full season at this point, that’s kind of become a moot point for the most part. Here is a list of potential studs who could give similar returns to the household names who are being drafted much, much higher.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Was having a goof the other day with:
Comment on this tweet with your favorite couplet from It Was A Good Day, but rewrite it if @icecube was in quarantine; I’ll start:
Drove to the pad and hit the showers
No toilet paper got me washin’ my ass for hours
— Razzball (@Razzball) March 31, 2020
Our fantasy football guy, MB, came through with some major bars spat:
Drunk as hell but no throwin’ up
Just got the email that the groceries are showin’ up
— MB (@Razzball_MB) March 31, 2020
Drop some in the comments here on this post if you’re up to it and we will have some laughs. Any hoo! The top 60 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 60 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:Please, blog, may I have some more?
A wise man once said, “He who says he can and he who says he can’t are usually both right.” That was Confucius, who also once remarked to a bright young pupil on a particularly overcast day in 531 BC that “He who places his livelihood in the hands of starting pitching health is indeed the king of fools among us all.” I can assure you he said both of those things, and I can assure you that I will do my best to heed his insightful words as I reveal the pitchers on my 2023 All-COVID Team.
Like I said, Confucius was a wise man. He would have never dared use ESPN’s rankings to set up his fantasy baseball draft board. No, he would likely make his way to a site like Razzball, where he would study my 2023 All-COVID Team with great satisfaction before stumbling across this post. At this point, we would likely faint out of mere displeasure.
Projecting the top pitchers in fantasy three years from now is an asinine task in nature. Experts such as Grey who are able to nail preseason fantasy pitching rankings year-by-year have achieved quite a feat as is. To venture further into the unknown is, quite frankly, setting oneself up for failure. But, to heed my good friend Confucius’ words, I will be “he who says he can,” and I shall be right.Please, blog, may I have some more?
My family never thought I’d amount to anything, yet, here I am laying on my couch, saving the world. You’re welcome, world! Which is also what I scream every time I wash my hands. Today in quarantine news, I watched Curb Your Enthusiasm and mentioned to myself, “It’s weird to think of Larry David as touchy-feely, but he is just so casually shaking other people’s hands.” Then I laughed to myself and thought, this must be what it was like to be Howard Hughes, as I peed into a milk bottle. The top 40 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball were updated with new projections for a 100-game season. With this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 40 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:Please, blog, may I have some more?
On a recent spring afternoon, I hopped a DeLorean to go back to the future and discuss the top 100 prospects for 2021.
Today, I’ll post my updated list, share my thoughts on the process and synthesize conversations we had this week about my initial rankings for third base in 2021 dynasty leagues.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s Day 327 of the Quarantine and I wrote my wife a letter from my isolation. It read as follows, “I ordered sour cream and onion Funyuns, not bunions cream! Send this f**king garbage sh*t back, my dearest love!” A mere five quarantine days later, she replied, “Eat a D, you swamp-ass motherf**ker!” So, things are good here. We’re building a bridge of communication during our time trapped together in a 1,200-square-foot hellhole. We took the Buzzfeed quiz, “Will Your Marriage Last Through The Quarantine,” and our grade was “Ross-Rachel on a break, if their break meant they could only stay separated by about 50 feet.” So, with this series, I will take a look around the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings to see if there’s any differences now that we might only play a 100-game season. Projections have been updated on all my positional rankings to assume a 100-game season. This is using the top 20 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball as our guide. Anyway, here’s thoughts on the top 20 outfielders for 2020 fantasy baseball with the new Corona timeline:Please, blog, may I have some more?
When it comes to fantasy baseball, there may be no position where player values vary more from shallow league to deep league than that of middle reliever. Even if your league doesn’t use holds, a middle reliever that wouldn’t be draftable in standard leagues — even if roster size doubled — can provide some nice value in deeper leagues. Last year, I drafted Hector Neris and Nick Anderson at the end of all of my very deep and NL-only leagues — both were available for a buck or in the free round of even my deepest, 15-team NL-only auction league. Both pitchers ended up helping me immensely, Neris by pitching well (his season was underrated in my opinion: 2.93 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 89 Ks in 67 innings) and ultimately assuming the closer’s role and notching 28 saves. Anderson, on the other hand, while pitching in many high-leverage situations, never got that closer gig in 2019 that I thought he might, either with the Marlins or after he was traded to the Rays. He ended up with one measly save — but that didn’t stop him from being a useful part of my NL-only pitching staff; in fact, in at least one league he was one of the only players who was in my active lineup from day one through game 162 last year. The solid ratios, five wins, and whopping 110 Ks in 65 innings were enough to make a difference of a few points for me across those categories, which ultimately helped lead my team to a money finish. If I’d been messing around with junk starters in that spot, I may have gotten some wins and Ks, but that progress would have been offset by the damage to my ratios.
With the current corona timeline that baseball is (hopefully) on track for, I’m guessing that middle relievers who are trusted near the end of games may even have a small spike in value — at least if anything close to expanded-roster teams playing 8 games a week and lots of doubleheaders into November becomes a reality. (Please let it become a reality!) Here are some true deep leaguers to look at, all outside of the top 500 NFBC ADP (with the exception of my first entry, Hunter Harvey, whose ADP is 475 — and probably only that high because of how many times I’ve drafted him!)Please, blog, may I have some more?
There was a time in the not so distant path (2014) when I had only two children – my oldest daughter and the Razzball MLB tools. Soon after, the child count went to six (three daughters, MLB/NFL/NBA tools) and the concept of having free time to take on big projects went up in smoke.
When you enter this stage in life, you find that you have exchanged dollars of time that you could have invested in productive pursuits for tokens of time that could only be used to: 1) hoard and efficiently crank out little projects/pursuits, 2) hate on others who waste their dollars of time, and 3) bemoan how you spent those dollars when you had the time.
Most of the time I have invested on Razzball – setting up the projections/tools, the player pages, etc. – has proven to be an okay investment in time. It certainly hasn’t made me rich but there are worse things in life than making some money on your favorite hobby.
But, by far, the STUPIDEST investment in time I made on Razzball was the Historical Baseball Player Rater which created fantasy dollar values for every year starting with 1903. What the hell was I thinking?Please, blog, may I have some more?
With not a whole lot going on in the baseball universe and only so much Razzball Commenter League ADP talk to get us through, this will be the last RCL Update post for a bit until we have an announced Opening Day and some excitement. In the meantime, we have seven more drafts you can join from tomorrow night at 9 PM ET (Click here to JOIN – We need TWO more) all the way until Star Wars Day on May the 4th. So, snag a league and do a little drafting to get you through until we have baseball again. Today, in our final ADP preview, we’ll take a look at all of Grey’s darlings and his schmohawks from the preseason. This way, when you’re drafting in the coming weeks you’ll know exactly where to pounce on Miguel Sano and Dinelson Lamet.Please, blog, may I have some more?