Grey is back from his East Coast gallivanting!  Just listen to the crazy Saturday night Grey had in NYC….  On today’s show, we chat on Grey’s NL-only Tout Wars squad, filled with mystery, intrigue, and Cody Reed – who just gave up 10 runs in his last Spring start!  We also catch up on injuries to lefties, J.D. Martinez‘s food, and Gregory Polanco waking up with a sore shoulder.  Get this guy a Tempur-Pedic!  Finally, we have Rudy join us on the show with Peter Rosenbloom and Jared Cross – two of the founders of Steamer – to talk projections systems, and how they’re formulated and tweaked based on new data sets.  I like the new unit of time we came up with!  Plus our membership subscriptions for our own special sauce Razzball tools are now live!  We’re geared for the best tools you can find for fantasy baseball, both for season-long and for DFS.  Check them out at that linkity link there!  Here’s the latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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Comatose
Comatose
5 years ago

Who has the best fantasy season out of the following:

Quinn, Tapia, Winker

And

LWeaver, Eflin, Jake Thompson

Comatose
Comatose
Reply to  Comatose
5 years ago

@Comatose: Throw Amir Garrett in that second group too

We're Out Of Room Again
We're Out Of Room Again
5 years ago

Ha thanks for the heads up, I was like man I’ve been posting here for a few years, why am I being moderated lol.Okay so lose Crawford and add DeShizz, and one of Nova or Snell? Or No DeShizz(my teams a little slow though) and both SP’s?

Also thoughts on Lynn, Ive seen some rank him higher than Nova, or Snell. And finally when is the new 100 coming out lol?

We're Out Of Room Again
We're Out Of Room Again
Reply to  We're Out Of Room Again
5 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room Again: Well I changed it and it still says awaiting moderation lol…

We Are Out Of Room Again
We Are Out Of Room Again
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Damn it lol, okay I’ll make the necessary changes to my handle.

Cant wait for the update, I added Nova before you replied, I don’t dislike Snell, but his inability to display consistent control makes me hesitant, but I have him on my short list. I could probably use a high K arm more so than Nova, Ross was recently dropped too, so added him to the watch list with Snell and Gsellman, Skaggs, and Folty.

Cant wait for the update, counting down the 1.5 ish as we speak. And getting ready to watch my Braves take on the Mets.

We Are Out Of Room
We Are Out Of Room
Reply to  We Are Out Of Room Again
5 years ago

@We Are Out Of Room:

Still awaiting moderation lol…no punctuation marks either. The site obviously just things I’m too long winded and needy lol.

We Are Out Of Room
We Are Out Of Room
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Testing, testing, Will I be moderated lol?

We Are Out Of Room
We Are Out Of Room
Reply to  We Are Out Of Room
5 years ago

@We Are Out Of Room: Ha, it worked!

We Are Out Of Room
We Are Out Of Room
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Same to you man, and its been a nice duel thus far, I love my Braves but Thor is gonna be tough to beat throwing the way he is today!

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
5 years ago

Whats up JB, 1st of all, good stuff as always with the pod, wanted to get your thoughts on my roster post draft and if you’d add any of the available arms to bolster my staff and if so at what bat’s expense? Roster is as follows:

10 team ESPN HTH 5X5 w/OBP and QS

C Sanchez
1B Rizzo
2B D. Murphy
3B K.Seager
SS Russell
OF Trout
OF Springer
OF JD Martinez
UTL 3B/OF Sano
UTL DH Morales
UTL 2B/OF Zobrist
BN SS Crawford
BN OF Inciarte
BN OF Domingo Santana

P J.Paxton
P T.Walker
P Carrasco
P Duffy
SP Nola
SP Rodon
RP Giles
RP J.Johnson
BN Holland
BN SP G.Richards

Pitchers on the wire: Snell, Eickhoff, Skaggs, Norris, E-Rod, Folty, Liriano, Guerra and Cotton. Like any of them enough to drop anyone, if so who would you drop/add?

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks man, glad Fantasy baseball is back. Always appreciate your take! Do you see my lack of speed as detrimental? I had thought about dropping SS Crawford and adding Tim Anderson(for speed), since I already have A.Russell at SS. Other than that I think my O is pretty sound. Obviously it cme at the expense of my staff though. However its usually easier to trade a bat for good SP’s (in season) than the other way around.

Yeah should be able to DL Rodon and JD(unfortunately), my concern is will Snell, and/or Eickhoff still be there by the time they’re actually DL’ed by ESPN. Also most guys have stronger closing situations, most have 4 closers, this league always hordes them lol. There are no closers on the market, so if I have the room would you make a speculative add like Nate Jones that can still help my ratios, or grab a handcuff for one of my existing closers (Viz, Gregerson, or Ottavino)? Alright man, looking forward to the first 100 SP update, have a good one buddy!

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Good stuff, appreciate ya!

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
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5 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room?: Yo someone just dropped Nova, I had already added Eickhoff by putting JD on the DL, Rodon’s not eligible yet. So I dropped Crawford for Tim Anderson. Little hesitant on Snell(maybe its because he didn’t impress me with my Braves), not sure anyone will jump on him right away unless he’s lights out. Would you make Nova a priority add once he clears waivers on Monday? You seemed super high on him based on your intial rankings.

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
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5 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room?: Hit enter too soon, meant to add best speed option as a bench bat DeShields, Margot?

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
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5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Appreciate ya, Im already working on being “out of room” in our chats early this year. As for Nova being a “priority add” I get that he isn’t that big of a deal, just saw you had him ranked pretty high in your intial rankings. Nova, Lynn, Snell, Gsellman, Wheeler, Skaggs, Norris and Folty are out there. I know you like Snell, but more than Nova? I guess Im asking which 2-3 do you like best out of that list with my current staff:

P J.Paxton
P T.Walker
P Carrasco
P Duffy
SP Nola
SP Rodon
RP Giles
RP J.Johnson
BN Holland
BN SP G.Richards
BN SP Eickhoff

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
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5 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room?: Or would you just dump Richards and add Nova and Snell?

Mr. Knish
Mr. Knish
5 years ago

All that talk about your 50th NFBC pick, you finally settle on Coghlan, then he gets released by the Phillies. Sad!

Mr. Knish
Mr. Knish
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin:
This actually is a Trump tweet. He tweeted it at 4am while having his cheeto dust makeup applied and Barbara Walters’ merkin sewn onto his head.

Halp
Halp
5 years ago

hahah … I don’t think I’m on linked in either

Robby Rob
Robby Rob
5 years ago

Delino is going to get the job yalls…f’it i’m going in.

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name
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

I caught 1 last year, didn’t recall the intro. Good stuff though, I laughed out loud!

name
name
5 years ago

lol nice intro music

Hugman
Hugman
5 years ago

Guys, I’m one pubic hair away from dropping Kepler for… DELINO DESHIELDS. Talk me out of it! Or don’t!
In all seriousness, though, he’s on fire this spring and close to winning the leadoff spot and everyday starts in LF. What do you guys make of this? I also have Jose Reyes in a utility spot for runs and steals. Dropped Hernan Perez for him when he seemed to snag the leadoff spot. If Delino gets the nod, should I go Delino?

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin:
Would you drop Reyes for DeShields tho?

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin: That’s my fault for being verbose. I forgot I had Inciarte. I dropped him for Delino. He should still be there in my league if Delino falters.

You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
5 years ago

I know Grey fondles Tommy Joseph, but it looks like Brock Stassi might make the Phillies opening day roster and I’m super intrigued. Reason being is that during this offseason, he adapted the ‘get more lift on the ball’ philosophy which has seen breakouts for a number of guys: Daniel Murphy, Donaldson, Just Dong, Justin Turner. If Joseph sucks since he’s been cursed by Grey, or if he gets hurt, I’d be interested to see what Stassi could do given the new approach. Obviously not draft worthy, but do you guys think this particular change in approach by players is worth looking at for fantasy purposes? I’ve tried to look more into it, but it’s not easy to find players who are trying the method or making these specific changes.

You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
Reply to  You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
5 years ago

@You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow: Should also mention that Yonder Alonso has also talked about adopting it this spring

Jose
Jose
5 years ago

JB rick porcello for ian desmond or jd martinez is a fair trade? Which of the OF has les risk?

J
J
5 years ago

Fellas –
would love your opinion on my squad. Yahoo Rotisserie League 5×5 with OBP instead of Avg. Auction draft with $260 budget and we get to keep 3 keepers from last year.

Hitters;
Altuve (K) – $22
Harper (K) – $29
Donaldson (K) – $23
Desmond – $11
Benintendi – $10
Han. Ramirez – $8
M. Kepler – $5
Dahl – $5
Pujols – $5
Realmuto – $3
Tim Anderson – $4
Br. Miller – $2
Y. Tomas – $1
Schoop – $1

Pitchers:
Ca. Martinez – $20
Archer – $24
Ga. Cole – $23
Hamels – $15
Maeda – $16
Kimbrel – $16
Bedrosian – $3
Familia – $5
Na. Jones – $1
Velasquez – $6
Ma. Bush – $1
Son. Gray – $1

thanks in advance for your time.
J

Grey
Admin
Reply to  J
5 years ago

# of teams?

J
J
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
sorry – 10 team league

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J
Reply to  JB Gilpin
5 years ago

@JB Gilpin:
JB: thanks for the reply. Yeah, Aces went for stupid money.

Kershaw $51
Scherzer $51
Arrieta $40
Bum $39
Sale $38
Syndergaard $34
deGrom $31
Lester $30
Strasburg $27
Quintana $23
Tanaka $19 (maybe the best value)

All other aces were kept.