Twelve fantasy writers in one league and you thought we weren’t going to take this opportunity to hear ourselves talk (type)?  Well, then you thought wrong! We’re all loaded with hot fiyah taeks! This isn’t the ‘Perts League that Grey hosts, this is just anyone that writes for Razzball and wanted to join an RCL.  Way back on Saturday, March 4th at 9:00pm EST, we all (well, most) settled in for an early season draft. You can check out all the draft results HERE to follow along.  This season’s participants in RCL draft order are:

The Itch – This Week in Strike Rates

SON – A two sport star, running the basketball side of Razzball and writing Bear/Bull for MLB

Elliot – former OPS writer, turned miscellaneous writer

Matt Striker – Former WWE Wrestler and Fantasy Nerd

Richardo – One of our several DFS gurus

MB – Two sport star covering NFL and MLB like a boss

Kerry Klug – The local ambulance chaser

Prospect Mike – Covers…well…prospects!

MattTruss – DFS and RCLs are my game

McafeeeeeOPS is his bag

B_Don – Ditka, Sausage and Fantasy Sports Podcast. 2 Start Pitchers

Roto-Wan – SAGNOF is his jam

Now you know who is in the league, next we’ll hear what they had to say about it.  I interviewed each writer with some questions; some personal and some generic and here’s what they had to say:

The Itch:

Q: First pick in the draft is pretty sweet.  What was the game plan once you knew you had Trout on lockdown?

I was about 20 drafts into my season at that point, so I intended to go with the flow and seek profit over team-build at every double-tap turn. That said, I knew it’d be Mondesi and an arm at 24 and 25. Getting Trout #1 felt like an invitation to be bold, but that’s how I read most things in this game.

Q: Going with four straight pitchers in rounds 3-6 are you concerned for your offense at all?

I am, but when Buehler and Carrasco were available at 48,49, I had to take that chance. I know streaming is the hotness in these, but the leagues do have a lowish innings cap. Treinen was a no-doubter for me in the sixth because I think he’ll be the #1 RP by a comfortable margin, and I love choosing an elite closer to open up some would-be-closer-speculation picks for bats.

I should run away with the steals category, so I’ll be open to flipping speed for punch all year. Scooter getting carted off hurts, but I LOVE Kike Hernandez this year, so maybe that won’t sink me. I believe power is the easiest thing to find in-season, and I’m not too worried about Batting Average, assuming Votto and Robles hit.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

Favorite picks = Strahm in the 24th, Robles 7th, Tatis 17th, Voit 13th. Got a lot of my favorites in this draft. Tough to choose, but the profit on these picks combined could be Amazonian.

Instant regret? I’m sure I felt it, but this is actually a pressure point I’ve been working on the past few years. During drafts, regret can be a drain flushing down your best paths, and my mind is particularly bent toward deconstruction and regret. Of late I’ve been getting much better at always focusing on what’s next—not what just went wrong. We don’t even know what went wrong yet, so why waste the brain cells? Gotta give a shout here to Yoga-master Donkey Teeth, who has helped more in this area than I can say.

Looking now, the names that jump out now are Scooter, who I felt good about at the time, and Musgrove, who feels a bit like overkill. Same with Luis Castillo. He frightens me.

Also: I am upset I don’t have Vlad, who got snagged three spots before my 4th round turn. Timing is everything. His injury makes functionally zero impact on my evaluation and expectations, so I wish we’d have drafted a week later. Maybe I’d have the Impaler.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Pete Alonso in the 20th is gross. Bad form by the rest of us for letting that happen. Sure, the sands have shifted since then, but that’s the game, and taking the Alonsos of the world is how it’s best played. Eloy went in the 7th, and while I think he’ll be better than Alonso, I don’t think the gap is big enough that I’d bet on it.

Biggest reach? Me taking Folty in the 12th? Overkill plus risk. I do think my best play was to support my early pitching investment, but I’d rather have Alonso at that pick. Any upside bat, really.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Okay sure I’ll take the bait and pick myself to win. Injuries are already biting, but I have a lot of profit baked into the build. If I can mix in some hot-hand plays throughout the year, my pitching and speed will be tough to top.

SON:

Q: Early drafting always leads to injuries biting us.  How concerned are you losing Severino?

Not too concerned about Severino. I may have watched Rocky 4 a few too many times as a kid. “If he dies, he dies.” Seriously, though, I have Cole anchoring my staff and will be streaming away regardless. Hopefully Severino can return to help for the stretch run.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

Favorite pick was Travis Shaw at #122. Good value there and what’s not to like about player who hits cleanup for a potent Brewers lineup, has 30 homer potential, possesses good plate discipline, and can chip in a handful of steals?

As for pick I instantly regretted, I felt good with my picks, so I’ll put down Severino.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Best pick was Matt Strahm in the 24th round.

Biggest reach was Adalberto Mondesi in the 2nd. I love Mondesi and have many shares of him, but there’s a ton of downside.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

I feel good about my offense. It comes down to injuries and how well I can stream pitching. I’ll put myself in the middle of the pack.

My pick is Truss, as he knows how to expertly navigate the RCL format.

Elliot:

Before anything, I’ve got to mention that I had technical issues with the draft as my internet was going in and out of service, so I ended up with a ton of injured players due to the autopicks. Definitely was a big disappointment, but I’m determined to still make a winner out of this squad. But, that is why you’ll see a ton of injured guys on my roster.

Q: Harper at three, you’re clearly very high on him, what are your projections?

I’ve long been on the Harper train and I wanted to make sure that I landed him in this draft. The upper echelon of picks, after the first two are off the board, don’t have a ton of differentiation. I considered Yelich with this pick, but decided to gamble on what I believe is Harper’s enormous upside. Landing in a new city, reinvigorated, he is going to have a whale of a season. For projections, I’m going .324, 38 HR, 14 SB, 1.089 OPS.

Q: Do you think your starter’s arms will hang on for the full season?

I definitely ended up with a lot of injury flags on the pitching side. But, I think there is a ton of potential in this group. I’m a bit disappointed Josh James went down early and lost out on the opportunity to make the team, as I was really hoping he would crack the rotation and would make for a sneaky late-round option.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

I really liked getting Franmil Reyes in the late-rounds. Reyes is having a big spring with four dongers, and is coming off of a year where he belted 16 in 87 games. He seems like a guy who could easily hit over 30 in a season, in a now much improved Padres lineup featuring Machado. I’m bullish on him.

I regretted drafting Ohtani when I did. While I loved him as a hitter last year, I think I could have waited on him, given his injury concerns coming into the year.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

I have really high hopes for Yoan Moncada this season. And, getting him in the fourteenth round seems like butter.

I know Razzball is generally super high on Mondesi, but I think taking him in the second round is a bit too early. I love him. As Grey would say, I’d eat sushi off his nipples. But, not in the second round.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Despite what I said at the front, I’m not too confident in this squad going too far because of all the injuries. But, I’m usually pretty good at playing the wire, so I’ll say I think I’ll finish in the upper half of the field.

I think I’d give the best draft award to MattTruss. I think he’ll win.

Matt Striker

Q: I know you ended up having to autodraft, but you clearly set rankings, how did things turn out for you?

This could have turned out far worse. Altuve, DeGrom, Nola, Diaz  aren’t a bad foundation at all in an AutoDraft.

I really wish I could have been in the draft as I would have certainly made some moves for guys like Paddack and Jordan Hicks ( even though we didn’t know their fate at the time of the draft )

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

When I looked at the team I was pleased with the foundation. I am happy that Altuve and DeGrom are on my team. I was also happy to see Kirby Yates as well.  I have since taken to the waiver wire like a mad man to make things right elsewhere. This is my first time in a Fantrax league, I noticed that there are a finite amount of moves so I have to be aware of that.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

After looking over everyone’s squad I think that “The Itch” has the best chance to win.  

Votto, Pham, Robles, Trout, Tatis, Beuhler, Carrasco, Castillo, Snell, Strahm, Treinen. What !?!

I think I can find some value on the wire and hopefully be in the top half of the league but I am ALWAYS open to trades.

Thank you for having me in this league. I am very, very excited.

Richardo:

Q: Welcome to the writer’s league!  Have you played the RCLs before? You drafted like you knew what you were doing.

I started off last year’s RCLs as a reader before being added onto the Razzball DFS staff mid-season. I won my league and finished 69th (noice!) in the overall, so I have a little RCL experience up my sleeve.

Q: Realmuto and Murphy, were you just flipping Grey the bird here or what?

All respects to Grey, but I fell hard for the idea of Daniel Murphy hitting .400 in Colorado and as a Philly fan who up to this point had zero shares of Realmuto, it was just time to get an easy 30 bombs out of my catcher spot.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

Getting J-Up (pre-hurty toe) at 125 just seemed like highway robbery. I hate drafting closers and ending up taking Ken Giles really made me want to punch myself in the face.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

The Itch getting Matt Strahm at 24.288 is just ridiculous. I failed the entire Strahm family in not taking him earlier.  

There were a couple options for biggest reach, from Ottavino in the 17th round to Mike Fiers in the 15th round, but knowing he’s going to be out until at least mid-May, Shohei Ohtani in the 6th round is just way too rich for my blood.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Personally, I think my team lacks speed and saves, and while I think I’ll be able to make up one of those categories during the season, making up for both will require a lot of in season work. I still think my team is good enough to finish top 4. My pick to win it all is Prospect Mike. I love the base of his team (as long as Ozuna is healthy) and the value he got in Julio Urias late should bring some serious upside to that rotation.

MB:

Q: You look a little light on power with Goldy and Edwin as your only big boppers, what’s your plan there?

Ask me again when Schwarber bops 40.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

My favorite pick is always Scherzer. I have him everywhere this year. My least favorite is Merrifield. That offense stinks.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Best overall pick was whoever took Nelson Cruz before I got to him. Biggest reach is Harper at 3 or 4. That was wild.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Middle of the pack, not my best work. Eh, probably B-Don. Turner/Giancarlo was nasty. Like the team overall.

Kerry Klug:

Q: Your pitching staff is killer (Taillon, Flaherty, Berrios, Mikolas, Paddack) despite waiting until the sixth round to draft one, I love that middle tier of starters this year, was that your plan all along?

Definitely. I wanted to build up a reliable base in the 5 offensive categories and then dive into the sub-ace tier of starting pitchers. I have the two solid power/speed guys in Ramirez & Marte and then two 25+ HR guys in great lineups with Freeman and Correa. I also drafted Gary Sanchez I guess.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

Favorite has to be Chris Paddack — I had a strong feeling that he would secure a SP spot. I’m not convinced he’ll stay there until September — but I’ll enjoy his amazing K’s and ratios until then (when I’ll pick up Dinelson Lamet his replacement!)

Regretted: Gary Sanchez: my philosophy on catcher in such shallow leagues is to treat them like kickers and see what’s left in the final round. The potential for 25 HR/90 RBI is there — but who knows what the average might be.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Reach: Adalberto Mondesi with #24 overall. I already wrote about my concerns regarding Mondesi. I think a .230 average is on the table for him. Maybe even less. Plus he’s on one of the worst lineups in baseball. I know we all get excited about the new Buzz Lightyear toy — but pump the breaks.

Nathan Eovaldi in round 20. One of these year’s he’ll stay healthy and blow everyone away with his K’s and wins in Boston. Why not this year?

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

There’s a lot of hopes and prayers with my team, but I think I could finish top-5 if the ball bounces my way.

Prospect Mike:

Q: Projections have you with the most HRs in the league, was this a plan going in?

Yeah I usually try to leave the draft with as many homers and strikeouts as possible. It’s not a complicated strategy, but it tends to work. Leaves me hunting steals though.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

I was happy with Chapman and Santana back to back in the 9th and 10th. Yelich. Right away the pick had me thinking, “Should I have gone with Acuna?”.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

I liked the Peraza pick. At one point it became a side game to see how far he’d actually fall. I know I’m not supposed to say this because it’s my job to write about them, but I think prospects usually go higher than they should in redrafts.  

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Hopefully I have the offense to finish in the top four. I bet Truss will take it all though. He knows the ins and outs of the format, and RCLs are kind of unique. Back in the day I did have a top twenty overall finish, but that was blind luck. I didn’t make nearly as many moves as it usually takes to compete.

MattTruss:

Q: So, you better hope Zack Wheeler is decent this year, huh?

Yea, I may have waited a little too long on starters, even for me.  In hindsight I would have liked to nab Flaherty or Berrios to go along with Wheeler.  Still, Wheeler, E-Rod, Rich Hill, Glasnow and Kikuchi isn’t too bad. I’ll be streaming plenty.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

I mean, I have Acuna at 3rd overall in my rankings, so getting him at 9 is amazeballs, same with Sexy Doctor Pepper in the late third round.  Instant regret on Nelson Cruz. I’ve been banging the drum that he’ll stop producing for what seems like 5 seasons now. Now that I’ve drafted him, this will be the year he breaks down, I’m sure.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Eloy Jimenez at the end of the 7th round looks pretty amazing for Roto-Wan now.  Biggest reach – Probably Ohtani in the sixth.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

I’m always gunning for a podium finish.  After getting throttled by LauraHolt in this league last year, I’d love to avenge that and win the thing.  I’ve got my eye on Richardo & B_Don as early favorites with Son and Prospect Mike looking strong as well.

Mcafeeeee:

Q: Four third basemen?  What’s going on there?

After taking Arenado at 1.10 I was targeting Stanton in the 2nd, B_Don snagged him one pick before me. I could have played it safe with Freeman or Goldy but I’m higher on Machado than most, I think he can return first round value and he’s eligible at SS. People are fading him because he got paid and doesn’t hustle, I think he’ll be rejuvenated by this young exciting Padres lineup. I always love Rendon, he’s underrated every year and have him as an NL MVP candidate. After already losing Olson to injury, I’ll be looking to make a deal for a 1B.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.  

Favorite – Jordan HIcks in the 18th, could easily be a top 3 closer

Regret – Chris Taylor in the 14th, in retrospect Moncada or Polanco might have been the better play to fill my MI.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

I liked Truss taking Yusei Kikuchi in the 16th at 184 overall, why can’t he be this year’s Walker Buehler? Biggest reach was Jesus Luzardo in the 13th rd. He is a sexy player but even if he was healthy it’s too early for a rookie SP on an innings limit. He went before the aforementioned Kikuchi, Beiber, Hill, Glasnow, and Castillo, all will provide more value season long.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).  

I can compete for the title if I improve my steals and saves throughout the season. There are some great squads in this league, at the end of the season I like Kerry and Prospect Mike’s chances to be at the top.

B_Don:

Q: Turner at 11, followed by Giancarlo is basically a dream start to a draft!  You must have been pretty giddy with that?

I blacked out, what happened?

Never thought I’d have a shot at Trea or Acuna and almost had my pick of the duo that I would be looking at with the 4th or 5th picks. Yes, I would’ve taken both over Arenado had he fallen. My rankings would go in another direction at 2, but that’s why overall rankings are terrible. After locking up speed at SS at the top of the order, give me Stanton and his power floor and upside. Could’ve gone SP, but Degrom and Scherzer were both gone and I ended up getting my 2nd ranked SP in the 4th round anyway.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

Best Pick: Justin Verlander early, Rougned Odor in the middle, Miguel Cabrera or Jon Gray later. If I have to take one as my favorite, Odor.

Biggest Reach: Hindsight would say Miguel Sano, but at the time, Keston Hiura who didn’t have much of a chance at making the roster after the Moustakas signing.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

Of course I’m winning. I will say that 3 teams continually stole players from my queue, The Itch, MattTruss, and Roto-Wan.

Roto-Wan:

Q: I had an idea you were going to do something radical based on a previous email, but what brought on the idea of no starters until Ryu in the 18th?  You’re going to have to stream your face off to get your innings, right?

I may have tipped my hand to you a bit. I was looking for a proving ground among sharper minds to see the viability of an SP fade since I wanted to deploy it in an NFBC qualifier. My thinking was that the room for that draft would probably have a spillover mentality of regular NFBC leagues with an overall prize. That creates an opportunity with SPs getting overpriced. This proved excellent practice for that draft. As far as streamers, I’m about 100 IP light. I estimate I’ll need an extra two start week about half of the time. Not undoable, but it will certainly be a grind.

Q: Tell us your favorite pick you made and the pick you instantly regretted.

I’m pretty jazzed that Eloy Jimenez arrival in the bigs is imminent after landing him at the ?, especially with this crowd of prospect hounds.

I regretted taking Matt Carpenter at the 5/6 turn somewhat. Not a bad pick, but he’s not one of my core guys. I just got stuck at that spot and had to lean on ADP.

Q: What did you think was the best overall pick of the draft and biggest reach of the draft?

I’m very into Yasmani Grandal hitting in Brewers Stadium this year. He becomes a must draft for me after the top 2 catchers go.

Dee Gordon was a bit of a reach at the 9/10 turn. I knew I’d have every hitting category but speed built in pretty well. If this strategy is going to work I need to be top 2 in every hitting category, though.

Q: Go ahead and give us a prediction for where you think you’ll finish and who is your pick to win (if not yourself).

I’m already suffering from a bit of bad luck in this league after the Knebel news and Archie Bradley being slotted for setup work. I still think I should finish top 3 if I hit the innings threshold. Besides myself, Son put a very strong draft together with a lot of balance.

 

Finally, I thought it would a fun exercise to see who our resident experts, Grey and Rudy would pick to win the league.  This obviously doesn’t take into account in-season management, trades or anything besides the draft really. Still I thought it would be a fun thing to look at.  Based on the draft here are Grey and Rudy’s projections (or point shares) for each team and their corresponding roto points:

GREY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K
Itch 838 214 823 155 0.273 95 88 3.284 1.104 1536
Son 1028 340 1063 125 0.2668 77 122 3.392 1.155 1278
Elliot 826 265 856 103 0.2675 109 30 3.767 1.251 1679
Matt 877 278 930 99 0.265 95 47 3.492 1.142 1501
Richardo 1159 321 1125 178 0.2707 94 60 3.465 1.168 1445
MB 911 250 854 133 0.2659 100 43 3.542 1.158 1554
Kerry Klug 1043 284 1029 161 0.2642 75 91 3.595 1.158 1201
Prospect Mike 1037 348 1140 109 0.2649 84 112 3.497 1.174 1457
MattTruss 1075 325 1057 139 0.2757 84 157 3.488 1.174 1364
mcafeeeee 1060 301 1026 121 0.2637 99 25 3.631 1.201 1586
B_Don 1073 312 1042 141 0.2684 83 59 3.657 1.201 1450
RotoWan 991 272 889 153 0.2684 54 123 3.27 1.165 988

 

GREY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K TOTAL
Richardo 12 9 11 12 10 7 6 9 6 5 87
MattTruss 11 10 9 7 12 6 12 8 4 4 83
Son 6 11 10 5 6 3 10 10 10 3 74
Itch 2 1 1 10 11 9 7 11 12 9 73
Prospect Mike 7 12 12 3 3 5 9 6 5 7 69
RotoWan 5 4 4 9 9 1 11 12 7 1 63
B_Don 10 8 8 8 8 4 5 2 3 6 62
Kerry Klug 8 6 7 11 2 2 8 4 9 2 59
MB 4 2 2 6 5 11 3 5 8 10 56
Matt 3 5 5 1 4 8 4 7 11 8 56
mcafeeeee 9 7 6 4 1 10 1 3 2 11 54
Elliot 1 3 3 2 7 12 2 1 1 12 44

 

RUDY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K
Itch -2.4 7.5 -6.7 51.9 29.8 18.2 8.6 21.3 18.2 17.6
Son 35.9 41.3 40.4 26.4 21.9 14.6 14.2 11.7 11.9 13.6
Elliot 22.4 33.1 24.8 22 25 10 7.2 20.5 13.7 -2.6
Matt 9 21.5 10.9 9.8 15.5 5.2 18.8 22.4 22.9 8.4
Richardo 45.7 37.8 46.7 44.3 38.1 20.9 18.8 22.9 25.9 17.9
MB 32.1 28.3 22.6 38.6 18 14.3 12.2 19.8 25.9 19.7
Kerry Klug 30 24.8 25.1 55.2 17.6 7.1 15.6 8.1 10.3 2.1
Prospect Mike 21.7 44.4 38.7 14.5 17.8 12.5 19.2 13.5 9.9 11.7
MattTruss 40.7 42.1 45.2 29.3 42.9 3.4 19.5 12.4 10.7 1.8
mcafeeeee 35.3 37.3 38.9 25.1 22.6 14.4 5.6 23 16 12.2
B_Don 18 29.4 11.5 35.8 35.8 9.4 18.8 17.1 17.6 13
RotoWan 35 29.3 23.8 51.2 29.6 1.9 -1.4 13.2 10.6 -1

 

RUDY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K TOTAL
Richardo 12 9 12 9 11 12 10 11 12 11 109
MattTruss 11 11 11 6 12 2 12 3 4 3 75
mcafeeeee 9 8 9 4 6 9 2 12 7 7 73
Son 10 10 10 5 5 10 6 2 5 9 72
MB 7 4 4 8 4 8 5 7 11 12 70
Itch 1 1 1 11 9 11 4 9 9 10 66
B_Don 3 6 3 7 10 5 9 6 8 8 65
Prospect Mike 4 12 8 2 3 7 11 5 1 6 59
Elliot 5 7 6 3 7 6 3 8 6 1 52
Kerry Klug 6 3 7 12 2 4 7 1 2 4 48
RotoWan 8 5 5 10 8 1 1 4 3 2 47
Matt 2 2 2 1 1 3 8 10 10 5 44

Well, there you have it, no need to play this one out, Richardo has this thing wrapped up!  Ha! Looks like someone was a close follower of Rudy’s rankings though, holy smokes! Still, winning both projections is a good sign.  This is some good competition though, I think we’ll give Richardo a run for his money. What these numbers don’t tell you is how well people will stream during the year.  Those of us that left the draft with a smaller number of starters get dinged here. Still it’s fun to look at.

Things are extremely tight in Grey’s projections with only 4 points separating Richardo and myself.  A little further down, 5 points separates Son (third) from Prospect Mike (fifth).

Mcafeeeee falls from third place in Rudy’s projections to eleventh in Grey’s.

Who are you all placing your bets on?  Should be a fun league to check in on throughout the season and you can do so HERE.  Best of luck everyone.

Want to be my Twitter pal?  That’s kinda creepy, but you can follow me here: @MattTruss