It’s with heavy hearts that we bid adieu to the dynamic duo of Halph. That’s right, it is with great sadness that I inform our listening public that Michael Halpern has moved on to the high stakes world of Bird Law. Our once loyal podcast host is needed by our feathered friends. Remember loyal listeners, bird law in this country is not governed by reason. With that said, the one the only Lance Brozdowski will be joining me as my permanent co-host until, he too grows up. I’m Peter Pan y’all, not to worry, old Ralphie ain’t going nowhere. Unfortunately Lance is unavailable until after Thanksgiving, so you got me for at least an episode. In today’s show I touch on Peoria’s stacked Arizona Fall League team. As well as my thoughts on Luis Urias, Mitch Keller, Kyle Lewis, and Eric Filia. It’s sure to be more Endorphin Ralph than you can handle. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Prospect Podcast.

Find all of the 30 Minor League Previews, and Offseason Rankings on the Minor League Index
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Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Best of luck Halpster! Your gonna be missed. You made podcast’s fun again!

Cheers,
MP

Halp
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: haha … thanks, MP!

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
4 years ago

Hey Ralph, what are your thoughts on Luis Castillo (Reds) vs Forrest Whitley? Higher upside? Higher floor? Your personal preference?

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
4 years ago

Good luck Halp! Thanks for the work you’ve put in with Ralph on Razzball.com, and individually on imaginarybrickwall.com.

Halp
Reply to  Raoul Duke
4 years ago

@Raoul Duke: Appreciate that, Raoul Duke. Thank you

Jack Deth
Jack Deth
4 years ago

This feels like Halp showing up for his own funeral. That plaque pic was kinda weird.

Halp
Reply to  Jack Deth
4 years ago

@Jack Deth: haha … a little bit.

Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Prospect Podcasts won’t be the same !! But I am certain they will be equally funny and informative.

Again some interesting stuff on the pod. That Braves system is loaded – will be fun to watch in the next few years. Also given me a couple of name I was less familiar with to try and do a bit of research on.

Ralph, I am going to have a read around and try and figure out what the Cubs preview will look like before you write it. Can pair it with some research for my 30 team dynasty.

On the subject of butchering names. My English interpretation of some of the players names and how you pronounce them are miles apart. For instance the first time I heard you say Max Fried I thought the Braves had another pitcher name Max.

Best of luck Halp, hope the career is what you want it to be.

Another Dan

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Watching CL now.

If you get chance either a) switch Liverpool on now or b) watch highlights (obviously don’t know how it finishes).

Halp
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

@Another Dan: Thanks, Dan. Appreciate it

Jose
Jose
4 years ago

Good luck, Hap!!!

Ralph: What is your opinion of 3B Rylan Bannon? I had never heard his name until I read a Dodgers minor league All-Star list recently. I liked his numbers, I realize he was old for his level, but his numbers are very similar to his colleged numbers and they are also gloating about his great defense at 3B.

Halp
Reply to  Jose
4 years ago

@Jose: Thanks, Jose!

Jose
Jose
Reply to  Halp
4 years ago

@Halp: SORRY on the misspelling of your name.

Can you give your two cents on Rylan Bannon? as well.

Thanks.

Jose
Jose
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: what is “The white nationalist rhetoric”? Like I said, I had never heard of him.

After I saw his name on that list, I saw some highlights videos from Xavier and I noticed little bit of Pedroia (with more pop ) on him.

He seem to be under the radar , I am going to wait a little bit and I think I am going to gamble on him later on the draft.

Grey
Admin
4 years ago

I haven’t listened yet, but I’m hoping during each pause you took Ralph, you poured out some of your beer for Halp…

Halp
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: hahah … if by “poured out some of your beer” you mean “took a sip of your coffee,” then yes, yes he did

Jack Deth
Jack Deth
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Sips not Yips

Gordon Shumwhey
Gordon Shumwhey
Reply to  Halp
4 years ago

@Halp: doh! Does this mean you’re off the regular podcast as well? You really straightened out that ship from the getgo! Best of luck in whatever you’re doing next!

Halp
Reply to  Gordon Shumwhey
4 years ago

@Gordon Shumwhey: Thanks, Gordon. And yup, moving on from both.

Zwibi
Zwibi
4 years ago

First time commenting on Razzball but felt it was appropriate.

Best of luck to you Halp. I really enjoyed the podcasts you and Ralph put together and will miss you two working together. Its the only content on the site that I never miss. Perfect blend of being funny and informative while also bringing your own content. All to often “prospectors” regurgitate the same mainsteam opinions.

Best of luck to you in your future and please make a guest appearance from time to time.

Halp
Reply to  Zwibi
4 years ago

@Zwibi: That means a lot to me Zwibi. Thank you.

Paste
Paste
4 years ago

Best of luck Halp, definitely going to miss the “halph” prospect musings!

Halp
Reply to  Paste
4 years ago

@Paste: Much appreciated, Paste!

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
4 years ago

Wait , so Halp isn’t secretly Jerry Ferrara (aka Turtle from Entourage) ?!?!?
The voice is so similar tho…
I’ll miss you Halp, Good Luck with all the things!

Halp
Reply to  Slappy Jack
4 years ago

@Slappy Jack: haha … nice. Growing up in New York will do that to you. And thanks, Slappy Jack. Appreciate it

Halp
4 years ago

I’m gonna miss ya, Ralph! Thanks for the send off. And killer job on the solo pod! Good luck to Lance, as well. He is an excellent choice and you guys are going to make a great team too

Halp
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: hahah … I hope your wife doesn’t read Razzball

Halp
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: haha, I was leaving it open ended.

inferiorhippo
inferiorhippo
4 years ago

Hey Ralph,

II posted this a little too late on your last post, so here it is again.

What are your thoughts on Josh Hader? He is still rookie eligible obviously. I’m in a league where we can keep 15 players and 5 minor leaguers. None of the 15 can be minors, so i only get to keep 5 of these players.

I have:

Josh Hader
Walker Buehler
Dylan Cease
Ryan McMahon
Bobby Bradley
Scott Kingery
Ronald Acuna
Austin Meadows

My thoughts are Acuna, Hader, Buehler, McMahon and Meadows (real in between Meadows and Kingery.)

Any thoughts?

goodfold2
goodfold2
4 years ago

damn, hope this wasn’t a guru-type story. here with halp. and i’ve seen more current pictures of halp (either that or i have a false memory of it) and he’s balder than that. that’s the pre-injuries picture (both teeth/jaw and otherwise). back when he maybe trusted doctors. and yes, often aging counts as “injuries”. hope halp’s ok. did he quit his brick wall posts as well? (being hockey/football season i’m behind on nearly all baseball, starting to catch up now)

what would be awesome if you asked yourself questions/discussion points in a 2nd voice and then answered them (like a vetriloquist but we don’t get to see the puppet of course)

Halp
Reply to  goodfold2
4 years ago

@goodfold2: haha … You have a false memory of that! I have no idea what you are saying, hahah. Brick Wall isn’t going anywhere (hope to have that my entire life) but updates on it might be sporadic in the near future.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Halp
4 years ago

@Halp: ok, not so much as a hospital story as a job promotion time suck (or maybe woman time suck increase in name of love type deal often leading to breeding situation) situation. miss ya either way.

Halp
Reply to  goodfold2
4 years ago

@goodfold2: Thanks, goodfold2. I was starting to think you were from the future or something! I kept looking in the mirror to make sure I still had my hair and teeth!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: and not the gambling potential breeding situation we all (most heteros anyway) seek to engage in but the actual somebody got pregnant and it’s being kept by the mother situation. no small part of males find themselves in the latter (from population stats anyway), that book fear and trembling could’ve easily been written by me had i found myself in that situation. kidding mostly on the title being relevant there, i’m more of the e.m. cioran or d.stanhope mind on my relation to siring anybody.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: i thought you got fixed (smart man). although IF you got fixed AND she still keeps having them, no wonder even though yr having sex 12 times in 14 days (bravo there) yr having no fun. if you weren’t the guy who got fixed then how many damn podcasts do i in fact listen to (it makes me wonder)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
4 years ago

@goodfold2: scratch that last part, see the ray allen GF reference below.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

Best of luck Halp! Law has a way of unfortunately keeping our fantasy baseball obsessions in check (I can relate)!

Halp
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks, Duda! I’m definitely going to miss it.