Easy now, pardner.  We’re not doing podcasts anymore, but we are going to start doing a daily radio show as of next Monday.  Our fantasy baseball radio show will live under that link-ma-jiggie that I just linked to.  Seamless!  To give you an idea of a schedule, Nick will be taping every day at around 10 PM EST and uploading to Razzball Radio.  He’ll have all the usual Hawks of Schmo on over there, including Rudy and I.  I’m in for two days a week, but that will fluctuate to more or less depending on schedules.  This won’t be the last time I tell you to go over there, so you can put this information in the same place you put all the other info I’ve told you that you’ve chosen to ignore.  Too bad you didn’t ignore the part where I said to draft Brad Miller, huh?  He’s a crumb-bum!  On today’s podcast, I dissect Nick’s poorly-managed RCL team, my thoughts on Justin Morneau, David Wright and we spend about 315 minutes talking about Masahiro Tanaka.  That’s all after I tell you about my absolute worst get-rich scheme.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast (now with a final adieu which will lead you to asking next week, “This is kinda still a podcast, why are they calling it a radio show?”  Good question!):

2020 Draft Kit
 
  1. Will says:
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    Dammit, Bradley shut down (right elbow, no less)…drop him for Bauer or Skaggs?

    #Dbacks announce Reno @Aces pitcher Archie Bradley has been placed on 7-day DL with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow.

  2. Bob says:
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    who do you like better ROS, roark or salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Salazar

  3. Jimbo says:
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    Work was light today and I listened to the ESPN podcast. First off anything is better without Matthew Berry but wow was this still a shitshow. Tristan Cockcroft might be the nerdiest person I have ever heard. Lame jokes and trying to have a wacky “berry-eque” personality. Then there are the drops which are horrible. The injury woman was also overly compensating for her lack of personality by getting excited by the most ridiculous things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: I’ve met Tristan in person and let me say his voice is not deceiving you…

    • Clint says:
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      @Jimbo:

      I’ve been getting depressed listening to ESPN’s podcast these days w/ol’ Eyeore Karabell running the show. He constantly has the “woe is me” attitude as if his life truly sucks analyzing fantasy players..unless, of course, he talks about how all these hundreds of young guys should get shots to start, close etc (not saying much after most of his enthusiastic picks never pan out). Eric does not seem like he wants to be there at all. He even said the other day “We can do that, it’s not my podcast anyway” on the show.

      I will give them credit for this, though: they stole my dilemma to discuss yesterday in whether or not Harper’s lore is outpacing his actual production and whether Puig is a better keeper than him at this point or not. I really WANT to believe in the guy but I bet there were a lot that constantly wanted to believe in Grady Sizemore’s potential too.

      • Sherm says:
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        @Clint: Have not listened much this year but was troubled when EK said that Springer was going to be 20/20 this year when he got called up. Lo and behold, Springer’s done the opposite of what a 20/20 guy should do. But I’m holding for now in a ten-team ’cause I’ve got the depth.

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Sherm: me too if yr benches are 10 sized.

  4. Smell The Glove says:
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    Someone just offered me Starlin Castro for Trevor Bauer in a 12 team keeper league. We keep 5, cost is one round higher than the draft slot. Bauer undrafted, Castro was drafted in the 6th. Not even sure he’d be a keeper for me. Am I missing something as to why I wouldn’t do this???

  5. The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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    My choo for his Tanaka am I giving up too much? Could definitely use another arm currently have abreu/rios/marte rotating between 2 UTIL spots… Also have Stanton Rios Myers

      • The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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        @Grey: is Tanaka a top 12 SP? I just love me some choo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should listen to the podcast

          • The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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            @Grey: cool I’ll check it out. thanks again Grey, you da man

  6. Adam says:
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    ROS: Skaggs or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Porcello

  7. Tio says:
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    Grey… Keeper Points League… Pitching is king.

    Give Yordano Ventura get Jordan Zimmerman. This is a future vs. present deal. Thoughts?

    Also, have Donaldson/Beltre at 3b. Only one UTIL slot so these 2 are a luxury.

    Give: Beltre
    Get: Ervin Santana, Martin Prado

    Would you do either of these deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Ventura… Beltre…

  8. Ron says:
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    12-team Roto OBP

    Heyward or Aoki ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Heyward

  9. Dan says:
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    In a dynasty keeper league which side of the trade wins, Puig and M Appel for W Myers, B Buxton Jon Gray and R Stephenson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  10. Abdoozy says:
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    So I just had to go to britneyspeers.com just to see what you got yourself into, Grey..
    Let’s just say it’s a good thing I’m not at work right now.

    Your podcast is probably going to put a nice bump in that site’s traffic count… I can see the current site manager looking at traffic metrics and saying “WTF??”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: Ha, don’t own it anymore! It was a short-lived thing many years ago…

  11. Jack says:
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    DAILY Radio Show! Hmmm…I guess I’ll have to reschedule sleeping until the off-season. I’m addicted to Razball.

    From the time R. Zimmerman get off DL is the correct rank at UTIL: Donaldson, Zim, Beltran?

    • Grey

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      @Jack: Ha… That ranking looks right…

  12. Hawks Fan says:
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    Are you holding onto Michael Pineada in shallow leagues? Pitching is weak..would have to drop Arenado for him which means I’d have to start Allen a Craig at util for ROS.

  13. Cram It says:
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    I recall a yahoo league you’re in (Friends and family?) where Pianowski didn’t draft any SP. How’s he doing with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: He abandoned it, traded for starters…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha

  14. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey, I have two quick preguntas for you!

    10 team h2h 5×5 cats with OBP non keeper

    1.If we redrafted today what order would you have these guys in?

    Cano, Pujols, J Abreu, Bautista, Marte, Bruce

    2. Drop M. Perez, Grorko, or B Hamilton for Bauer or leave him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: Cano, Pujols, J Abreu… Leave him

  15. Paul says:
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    Harper for Anibal + Hisashi?

    Rest of OF is Bautista/Bruce/Myers (with Polanco stashed)

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul:

      (10 team H2H 6×6 with OBP and QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Harper, I barely knew ye…

  16. Harpless says:
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    1.Meyer, stroman heaney (upside slot)
    2.Gee, porcello smyly..
    3.LMartin Gardner polanco

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harpless: Stroman…. Porcello…. Gardner

      • Harpless says:
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        @Grey: Gardner for second half too assuming polanco comes up?

  17. henncoop says:
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    start or sit Kluber @LAA &/or Vargas-vs-Tor today?

  18. Nick M says:
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    How would you rank Skaggs, Lynn, Kennedy?

  19. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    In a vacuum, drop Singleton add Gyorko, Maybin, Smyly or Mejia ?