I sat out this podcast.  Now, now, don’t boo like Justin Bieber just won an award.  It should be about the craft that we’re making, and… this is not a gimmick, this is not a gimmick.  This is about our Player Pages.  What I like most about the Player Pages is that they give me another reason to not go to ESPN.  The second reason is they are designed strictly for fantasy baseball.  I love what Fangraphs offers, but it’s for a baseball perspective.  Sometimes you can’t see the fantasy forest because of all of the baseball trees.  I want to know how a player did most recently — their ten game and thirty game log.  I want to know their position rank, according to preseason and season to date, and not just for ESPN or Yahoo, but both.  Not just for 10 team, 12 team or AL or NL-Only leagues, but all of them.  I want to know how well someone is vs. righties and lefties.  I want to what their next week looks like and what pitchers they are gonna face.  I want to know how well they will do vs. how well they just did.  I want to know the future, basically.  That is all there.  While it has its place, it doesn’t matter for fantasy how well, say, Juan Francisco did in Colorado in April when we get to June.  If it’s more than 30 days away, who cares for fantasy?  I want to know how well he’s going to do tomorrow or this weekend, or what he’s done for the last week.  I want to know if I own Kyle Seager in my 14-team ESPN league where is he a positive (runs) and where is he a negative (steals).  While it’s interesting that Seager had 174 ground balls in 2012, this doesn’t do anything for me without calculations.  Those calculations have been done.  If you’re curious how many homers Hank Greenberg hit in 1938 (58), cool, but these Player Pages won’t help you.  If you want to know the exact predicted line of John Gast for his next start, these Player Pages will help you.  Also, on today’s podcast, Smokey joins up to discuss bullpens in flux and late night munchies.  Nick tries to convince Smokey that Skittles should have their own line of sodas and I think that’s the most brilliant thing Nick has ever said.  Agreed, Nick, I want to drink the rainbow!  JB joins Nick to discuss his posts for the Play with Rudy from Razzball over at DraftKings and how the new tools give you an unfair advantage when playing against the masses.  Then Rudy and the Hitter-Tron and Player Pages.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast (now with Rudy dropping knowledge on your head):

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  1. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    My Sal Perez and Samardzija for his Posey and Ryu. I do this deal all day and twice on Sunday, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  2. crock says:
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    Crazy to consider trading choo/rutledge for castro/melky? Rutledge riding the pine so much has me worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy…

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you do it? Rutledge is my ss and nothing really on the wire (its a 14 team league). I would still have holiday, adam jones and bruce for outfield.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure…

  3. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Prado or De Aza for RoS?

    Also, time to give up on Espinosa if a fair to decent 2 B shows up on the wire (Walker, etc.)?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza… It’s approaching that time, yeah…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Wilsonian says:
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    Utley goin’ down with a case of the Oldies. Who’s the replacement: Kelly Jo or Uggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  5. chunk says:
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    big day of trading;

    1. give jennings/kendrick get cespedes/jansen

    2. This left me with too many RPs so i swapped Mo fo Sho(ark)

    you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  6. herschel says:
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    @Grey: if Sal goes on the dl, who do you like as a replacement, 12 team weekly roto. montero, jp, martin or aj?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  7. giant-eer says:
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    Gausman or Wheeler? 12 team 5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  8. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    Is there any way in hell Juan Uribe is really 34 years old? Dude looks like he’s 50. I don’t watch a ton of Dodger games, but man, there’s gotta be something more agile they can play there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pushing 60, easy…

  9. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Shelby his J. Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  10. Jack says:
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    I haven’t seen one reference to Mr. Thon by any of your readers. Really? I can’t be the only one who sees it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I get that all the time…

  11. RedRox says:
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    I currently have Frazier as my 3B. Is it worth dropping Dee Gordon to add Eric Chavez, and bench Frazier while he’s cold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  12. Spencer says:
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    Grey, drop Cahill for Garza in a QS, K/9 league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s all you can drop? Eh…

  13. herschel says:
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    Worth hanging on to Odor for next week?

    The Rays made a change to their rotation plans Wednesday. They announced Alex Cobb and Jake Odorizzi will swap places, with Cobb starting Sunday against the Yankees and Odorizzi moving back to Monday against the Marlins.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @herschel: JINX! Sorry, had a flashback to third grade. We’ll just go with great minds think alike, OK?

      • herschel says:
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        @Wilsonian: that or i owe you a coke….either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just grabbed Odorizzi again…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @herschel: damn that stinks for Cobb next week tho

  14. Wilsonian says:
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    FYI to all you Jake Odorizzi fans out there. His start got pushed back to Monday. He’s no longer facing the Yanks. He gets the MAAArlins on Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great heads up!

  15. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Afternoon Grey! Missed the boat on Gausman, but pleasantly surprised with Profar’s early call up! Couple add/drop questions for you in a 12-team keeper league w/ holds:

    A: Drop Saunders, Hosmer or Frazier for Puig or Yelich
    B: Drop Cashner or Lohse for Niese
    C:
    D: Drop any of those 5 for Veras, O’Day or Jared Burton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hold B. Lohse D. Eh

  16. Hondo says:
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    Crap,the only guy I can drop for a crappy SS since it appears Rutledge has all but lost his job is my other Coors guy,Fowler,who already has a double today.If I I drop him he’ll start hitting bombs again.

    Jose Reyes,why hast thou deserted me?

    Why is life so cruel?Maybe if the Nats didn’t suck I could at least console myself with a 50% off Papajohns pizza.

    Yep-I’m that bummed out.

  17. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, weekly roto – who do you like between tillman and kendrick?