Bringin’ in da star powah!  Today on the Razzball Baseball Pod we discuss sleeper hitters who could vault into the second round by 2017, which Grey of course uses as yet another platform to talk about Delino DeShields.  We get it already!  This has become madness…  (Speaking of madness, come and join the Razzball Basketball Tourney Pool!)  We then interview Top Chef Season 1 Winner Harold Dieterle and get a behind-the-scenes look at the show and a more in-depth explanation of why you can’t make “faux gras” in 3 hours.  Grey is so multi-lingual with his French!  Then we wrap up with some news and notes since our last show, including some early standouts through the first few weeks of Spring Training.  Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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  1. Chris says:
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    Hello JB,
    Please let me know your insight.
    H2H League, 12 teams, I have Stanton, Arenado, & Encarnacion as Keepers.
    In the 1st round, i have pick 1 and 12.
    Best Offensive players are: Blackmon, Marte, Braun, Springer.
    Best SP are: Arrieta, Bum, Jose Fernandez, Kluber, Price, Felix, Cole

    Question is, should I secure first an Offensive Player (which one?) and then draft the best available SP, or the other way around.
    If I pick an SP first, probably the next best off. player available will be Upton, Cain, Frazier, Cano, etc.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Hey! Nice set of keeps to start!

      I’d stick with offense first, especially since you could use some speed. I know Blackmon and Marte offer more, but I am all in on Springer. Can’t go wrong with any of those 3 at #1 though.

      Then yeah, at least 2-3 of those SP should be avail for ya at 12.

      Any time!

  2. Ben says:
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    I know Grey is dead set on getting Deshields everywhere. What round would be the ideal spot to get Deshields in for 10 and 12 team leagues?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ben: Hah, well his answer will vary DRAMATICALLY from mine. Ideal I would say is maybe 13th or so in a 10er so 11th or 12th in 12er? That’s just looking at some ADPs and guessing what would feel like a spot you’d normally get him without reaching too hard

  3. nick the dick says:
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    Any foie gras in less than 3 days is a faux gras. Der!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nick the dick: Haha yeah I dunno WHAT that dude was thinking, me and my wife were like “wtf” during that ha

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Dude was solid all season too. Way to let Amar into the finale and make Grey right!…nice job on all the pods so far my man

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @nick the dick: Yeah the pressure got to him! Kwame was looking like a solid pick until he started falling apart after thinking of his dad… Shame… Appreciate it man, thanks for listening!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I picked Amar in the 1st week, Cust kayin’

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: kick rocks, hotshot! Go Jeremy!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I pick Top Chef winners like your moms picks out racist slanders!

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Haha like my buddy Drew has sniffed so many crushed up pills he just has to pick his nose and eat it to get high again

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey:One you probably didn’t see but was so bad that me and my brother Ben wrote. He called me one night and said he was going to do a joke where he says ‘Drew’s dad died of cancer just so he didn’t have to be his dad anymore.’ I was like whoa, sure it’s funny but it’s a little raw, you’re gotta add something to it. So I had him add, ‘what was the diagnosis again? Liver cancer? Pancreatic cancer? Oh, that’s right it was disappointment cancer.’ That’s how ugly this roast was in a nutshell

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I heard that one actually… Brutal, but good

  4. Hugman says:
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    Word is getting out on DeShields. Hes going from my 4th or 5th outfielder to my 3rd. And if things get crazy and I fill my infield first, he could be my second OF. Draft the guys you want! And that’s me quoting Grey!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hugman: Hah I believe Grey’s official quote was “I WILL TAKE OFF MY PANTS AND WAVE IT AROUND IF YOU DON’T DRAFT DESHIELDS!”

  5. killa B says:
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    By the weigh Gray, another rule five guy is the one and only Delino Deshields (via the Astros)! Hard to hold that against him, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino DeShizznit!

      • killa B says:
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        @Grey: I hope you’re right…grabbed him in a 12 team keeper in round 17, would only cost a 15th to keep….PEEP that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All day, ev’ry day Delino DeShizznit!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @killa B: @Grey: Let’s get Grey and DeShields a hotel room already!

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