Cans and holes, Cans and holes, Astros gotta have their cans and holes.
The Springer, the Pinto, and the former Saint Verlander,
They'll hit the can on the bottom while we're swinging at heaters.
Nachos, Hot Dogs on Houston's field,
They won't go down cuz Manfred says no.
They won around the league from port to port.
Every time they won, Kate Upton got a JV quart.
Grey joins that other Razzball podcast....for this week. As is standard, B_Don and Donkey Teeth get Grey's thoughts on RazzSlam (sign up for free here) and talk about Grey's NFBC Cutline experience in 2019. The trio tackle the topic of the times in discussing the Astros and how each believes this will affect their seasons in 2020.
The guys wrap up with some discussion about the CBS AL Auction that they participated in. They talk about the auction format of Tout/LABR and these CBS auction leagues. Of the 4 Razzball participants, they each took a bit of a different route to their auction. Tune in and find out which team Grey likes the most. For more information about Grey's draft, check out his article.
Back in the early 90s there was a somewhat groundbreaking rap group by the name of 3rd Base. You might be familiar with such classics as "Pop Goes The Weasel" or the cult classic "The Gas Face" (featuring a pre-mask MF Doom). What you might not know is that Grey Albright is really MC Search. If you're amongst the segment of the population that didn't know that, then tune into this week's show where Grey runs through his favorite verse from the classic Cactus Album. As would be expected this is hands down Grey/Search's favorite episode of the season as we go through third basemen (check out Grey's Top 20 3rd Basemen for 2020 fantasy baseball), a position that's near and dear to our fearless FML's heart. We talk discovering Nas and why Josh Donaldson is actually on Grey's draft list this year. It's a can't miss show for those of us that are 50% hip-hop head and 50% roto dork. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Cactus Podcast!
B_Don and Donkey Teeth are Goin' Deep with the fantasy baseball pitching guru, Eno Sarris of The Athletic. The guys discuss the RazzSlam format and ask Eno how he may attack the draft in more of a DFS style. Yeah, it caught me by surprise as well, but listen to see what Eno means.
The Goin' Deep duo then ask Eno about some pitchers from his rankings that don't line up with Grey's rankings including Noah Syndergaard, Yu Darvish, Lucas Giolito and Patrick Corbin. He tells us which pitcher he's comfortable with in the 1st round and educates us as to what he looks for in his pitching targets.
Holy crap shortstop is deep! You're guaranteed to say this to yourself at least twice during this episode as we discuss the Top 20 Shortstops for 2020 Fantasy Baseball. From top to bottom few positions offer the type of excitement the six does. In fact, the top six players at this position are all covered in the Overall Top 20 for 2020 Fantasy Baseball. But that's not all as we touch on nearly 40 players during this episode, it's a jam packed shortstop-copia. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
Donkey Teeth and B_Don are joined by Darik Buchar from SportsHub, that's SPORTShub everyone. They discuss the various National Fantasy Baseball Chapmionship (NFBC) formats and it's growth from only the main event to where they are now, with leagues from $50 up to $15k.
Darik walks everyone through the new Solo Shot game, similar to the Silver Bullet from football (NFFC), before they get into the Cutline and the modified Cutline format of... THE RAZZSLAM. Some old faces in new places, MLB free agency style wraps up the show.
P.S. If you play on NFBC platform, check out this FAAB tutorial, it'll make your life much easier.
I came into this show fully expecting to be underwhelmed by the second base position the way I was last year. However, a little journey through Mr. Grey Albright's tiers have me pretty excited about a handful of these key-stoners. With a nice tier of up and comers between 12-24. Who would have thought? Not me! Any the who, we per usual take you through 30 plus names with astute insights you can turn into actionable items in your 2020 Fantasy leagues. How awesome was that cliched business language sentence? Great, I know, I know. Now listen to the audio version of the Top 20 Second Basemen for 2020 Fantasy Baseball.
B_Don and Donkey Teeth welcome back an old friend of the podcast, Prospect 361's Tim McLeod. The podcast duo run Tim through the regular gamut of Asian players, new and old for the upcoming season.
Tim gives us his opinion on Shohei Ohtani's value in different league formats and whether there's any hope for Donkey's man crush, Yusei Kikuchi. Then, the Canadian wizard gives us the 411 on the players that were posted and signed this off-season including: Yoshi Tsutsugo, Shun Yamaguchi, Shogo Akiyama, Josh Lindblom, Joely Rodriguez, and Kwang Hyun Kim.
There were some audio issues as Tim was giving us some names to watch for next season in Kodai Senga, Yasuaki Yamasaki, and gets down right giddy talking about the newest member of Donkey Teeth's Prospect Live Dynasty Best Ball squad, Seiya Suzuki. Tim re-joined the podcast to talk about some prospects he's looking forward to owning in redraft leagues and a couple that might be overvalued in your drafts.
While Donkey Teeth finishes up his trip to the zen forest, forest of zen? Anyway, B_Don is joined by fellow Razzballer Roto-Wan to discuss their co-managed Prospects Live 5 Year Best Ball dynasty squad and how they approach a deep draft.
Roto-Don also talk about some of the draft challenges that have come up in the early draft season and how you address your pitching staff may dictate how you attack the first few rounds. Sit down and listen to this classic tale involving fantasy baseball luchadors.
It was a glorious time first baseman were all over the place. It was before Bellinger and before Crazy Vogelbach decided to take on a boss and start a war. It was when I met the world, and it was when I first met Grey Albright. He couldn't have been more than 28 or 29 at the time but he was already a legend. He'd walk in the door and everyone in the comments just went wild. He'd give the site admin $100 just for sitting in his video game chair, he'd shove hundreds in the pockets of the hosting sites, and the guys that commished the leagues. The bubble tea maker got $100 just for keeping the boba chewy! Grey was one of the most feared guys in the fantasy world. He was first winning leagues at 11, and was drafting teams for Tout Wars by 16. Then the world changed, and first base became shallow and depressing. Now more than ever we need a hero to navigate these treacherous first base waters. Enter the Fantasy Master Lothario, mustache, cape, and all.
Long and the short, we talk top first baseman and wish a very special cougar a happy birthday. It's the Top 20 First Baseman for 2020 Fantasy Baseball show! Come on now!
It's the episode you've waited patiently the entire off-season for, it's of course the Top 20 Catchers for 2020 Fantasy Baseball. This was essentially Grey recording 60 minutes of catcher questions. Imagine if that was a specialty series weekly during the season here on Razzball? We need a catching expert! Donkey Teeth make this happen! Words, words, words. More words, stop. Oops didn't mean to write that, but my delete button is broken so I'm going to leave that here. It's not like I ran out of exciting things to say about catchers, or the players we discuss not named Gary, J.T., Yasmani, Willson, or Carlton Banks cousin. It's catchers, but we make it enjoyable. Grey talks about Chance Sisco and doesn't make a single Dru Hill joke.
Start the coffee, get the stove lit, and don't put your boots on to stomp out the flaming bag on the porch! January Grey is back up in this mother trucker just a swinging his hair. Snitch quit talking, quick walking if you down with the set, Grey 2020 got some new ranks on deck. That's right! New ranks and a lot to dig into. So we're back for another season as we run through all the players ranked by the Fantasy Master Lothario this offseason. This week we jump into the creme de la creme as we walk through the Top 20 for 2020. It's the Razzball Podcast back for another year as we dig into the top 20 for 2020 fantasy baseball.
After a lengthy hiatus, and much world travels, Donkey Teeth and B_Don are back talking baseball on the Goin' Deep Razzball Podcast. After talking about some of the big free agent landing spots and few of the free agents still yet to sign, the guys introduce the RazzSlam.
The RazzSlam discussion includes a full layout of the rules, point scoring system, playoff and prizes. The B_Don and DT also chat a little about draft strategy and how they might use their very limited RazzSlam FAAB opportunities. Slow drafts will start in late February, sign up here for your chance to compete against some of the biggest names in the industry!
At the back end of the show (36:30) the fellas discuss the Fantrax Best Ball draft B_Don is currently participating in with some industry stalwarts. Find out where Luis Robert, Fernando Tatis Jr, Lucas Giolito, Jo Adell and many other exciting names were drafted.
Since we last provided you with a podcast, fantasy football has come and gone, the Astros became synonymous with trash cans in a variety of ways, and Gerrit Cole joined the Yankees and got all of the money. It's been a wild, frustrating, and exciting few months depending upon your allegiances to team or player. It all culminated in a blockbuster filled Winter Meetings as over $800 million in contracts were handed out. Grey and I team up once again for the annual Winter Meetings wrap-up, an update as we head into the end of the calendar year and the dawn of the 2020 Fantasy Baseball season. We talk Corey Kluber, Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Madison Bumgarner, Padres trades and so much more. Tune in for a little Holiday scented hot stove talk.
It's the end of the year and we do as we always do at this time, bring on a guest and mock the first 30 picks for 2020. This year we had a surplus of carrots so we invited Donkey Teeth to join us. Little did we know the size of the eggplant DT was packing. Seriously it was the biggest eggplant I've ever seen in my life. So after the initial shock wore off, we started to mock. And mock we did, my friends, rolling through the top 30 players with some surprises mixed in as well. Ladies and gents, thanks for a great 2019, see you in 2020 (though, likely back for a Winter Meetings pod in December)!
Grey joins Donkey Teeth and B_Don to discuss ideas for 2020 fantasy baseball on the Goin' Deep Razzcast. They debate whether Ronald Acuna or Mike Trout should be taken #1 overall next year, or maybe dark horse Christian Yelich? The changing landscape of Major League Baseball and fantasy baseball is at the forefront of the discussion.
And should you gamble on Pete Alonso or Yordan Alvarez in the late 2nd or early 3rd round? Yes, but you'll have to tune in to find out which one. Then later in the show Grey disowns B_Don for suggesting Bryce Harper should be drafted over Rafael Devers, and Donkey Teeth is disowned shortly after for contemplating Aaron Judge over Devers. Don't miss all the drama on this week's episode of Goin' Deep!
Can you taste the end? It's just days away, and after one of the longest seasons of my (Ralph) life, I'm ready to move onto the offseason, sleep, and begin life again. But before we can do any of that, Grey and myself hit you with our final in-season podcast of the season before we move onto the annual end of year mock draft, featuring a very special guest (no, not Jose Canseco). As for today's episode, we talk more 2020 value on a handful of players including Miguel Sano, Trevor Bauer, J.D. Davis, Garrett Richards and Willie Calhoun. We cry about Sam Hilliard being a Rockie before launching our hopes and dreams into space. Sorry, the Rockies treatment of prospects is my Waterloo. Anywho, it's another week of the Razzball podcast.
This week on the pod we focus all of our discussion on the 2020 season and our thoughts of potential value of a very strong shortstop group. How strong? So strong that we may end up with 8-10 shortstops in the top 25 next year. It's that deep. We of course touch on some Cornpop jokes, talk about Grey's personal crisis of the week, and ask Kyle Tucker or Gavin Lux for 2020? We roll through a few more "either or's" for 2020 before rounding out the show with the appropriate roundhouse kick. Thank God we wore our Zubaz! It's the latest episode of the Razzball Baseball Podcast.
Donkey Teeth and B_Don are Goin’ Deep on their freshly rebranded Razzball Fantasy Baseball podcast! This week the guys go deep once again with the new head prospect writer at Razzball, The Itch, talking September call ups.
B_Don and DT rattle off a bunch of interesting names for The Itch to expound on, including Nico Hoerner, Kean Wong, Kyle Lewis, Justus Sheffield vs. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Do any of you recall the R.E.M mid-90s classic night-swimming? Well Grey Albright does, but he's decided to flip the concept on its head. No longer do nude swimmers hide in the dark, oh no, on behalf of all nude swimmers everywhere Grey Albright F.M.L. has taken his nude swimming to daylight, and in the desert no less. So the first 40 minutes of the podcast was entirely focused upon this Ironman-like persuit. Give us a break, we're getting close to the end of the season and we're all a little goofy. We then continue our dive into 2020 by using some of the 2Early Mocks as a discussion point. (Giancarlo Stanton in the 4th!) We talk a ton of players and suggest a few adds for the stretch run. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Baseball Podcast!
The season is winding down, September Call-up season is here, and we're on to talking 2020 drafts way too early. We discuss how early is too early to draft Ronald Acuña, as well as numerous 2020 player battles. We talk about a handful of September Call-ups too, but this show is more about Grandpa Joe. For those of you that don't know, Grandpa Joe is the Greatest Generation's answer to Grey Albright. At 93, Joe is still making dirty jokes and sexually harassing waitresses.
As far as I know Grey does not sexually harass waitresses.
Perhaps you've read or listened to Grey Albright over the years and thought "Is this the Larry David of Fantasy Sports?" If you have, then my friend you were 100% correct, and this week's opening will only further cement that thought. Grey Albright our fearless leader of SAGNOF was banned from his favorite Crab+Boba establishment. I know what you're saying "Ralph, it's Crab+Boba spot?!?! Does Grey own this joint?" Surprisingly no, Grey does not own this anomaly that seems like it was birthed in the recesses of Grey's brain. Not only did he not create it, he can't even go there any longer. Oh and we talk about fantasy baseball too. Actually most of the time we discuss baseball, topics like 2020 predictions, Schmotatoes to add, and some of the recent callups we've got the monocle on. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast, now 17% more dangerous.
The days of the calendar for centuries in the Western world have been measured by one event. The birth of the messiah Jesus Christ. However, following this weekend's happenings we as a people have decided to change it. All history prior to August 1st will be known as B.A., short for "Before Aquino." While all days after that date will be known as A.A., for "After Aquino". It is the Reds' slugger's world and we're all just living in it. So, of course your boys Ralph and Grey had to talk a little Aquino, before hitting on all the other less important happenings in fantasy baseball the last week. Punisher, punish me, so bad, so bad! It's the All-Aquino episode of the Razzball Podcast!
We published our podcast last week at possibly the worst time to cover the trade deadline. Tuesday afternoon, means all the news was a week old when we recorded on Monday. So what did we do? Talked about Jason Kipnis for forty minutes of course. So perhaps that's a bold faced lie. We actually only talked about Kipnis for about two minutes while spending the rest of the hour touching on a slew of recent callups, winners in the playing time battles post trade deadline, and touched on some NL Only drama in Grey's home league. Yes, the title has nothing to do with anything. It's just words that sounded good. Not joking!
Grey is alone in the desert, well that's not true. He's there with Ted his faithful, yet hateful pooch, and a few thousand virtual friends. To give the Fantasy Master Lothario some reprieve from his isolation, we hopped onto a podcast and talked about some of the last week in fantasy baseball. Granted that happens every week, but it means a little more now. This man needs us, he needs to talk about Marcus Stroman, the desert heat, Bo Bichette, and going to the movies just for the A/C. Show the man some love and lend your listening ears. Or you can just listen and laugh at him, that works too.
Grey is back in the desert, and we have baseball to talk! After buying a new home in the fabulous Hollywood Hills, our fearless leader and his lady boss, have moved out to the desert while the house that Razz built is under construction. Instead of doing an episode of celebrity house flippers, we talk a little trade deadline. Will Zack Wheeler, Nick Castellanos, or Noah Syndergaard be moved? After we solve every teams needs we move onto some hot bats and arms over the last few weeks, touching on names like Tyler O'Neill (King In The North!!!), Jose Urquidy, Rogelio Armenteros, Asher Wojciechowski, and Ryan Yarborough among others. It's another classic!
CHOO-CHOO! The Albright train keeps rolling along as we dust off the cobwebs of the all-star break. Grey opens the show talking a little about his trip to Portlandia, his mom's concerns for his safety due to ANTIFA, and the amount of Birkenstock's he saw in plain view. It's a thrilling conversation that can only be outdone by talk of Meth Gators. Outside of that we talk a ton of baseball, from the Gurriel Bros recent assault on MLB pitching to trades that went down over the weekend. It's a jam packed show, but what else is new?
Grey Albrillie is the illest! THE ILLEST! That mustachioed maven of ranking is back in the building, and his new list slaps, bangs, pushes, and strips you of all inhibitions. We go through the whole rack and hit you with some game for the second half of the two dot one-nina. It's the Top 100!!! I tried to write this intro in Quavo's voice. How'd I do? Ralph Honcho out!
I'm back from vacation and ready for another week of madness with Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario. Lots of news with the All-Star Break approaching and we hit on all of it. We touch briefly on the London games, learn that Grey doesn't watch "normal tv", always bets the over, and doesn't understand the overseas scheduling. We try to make sense of the Red Sox bullpen. Discuss Brendan McKay's debut and his value going forward. Name some possible second half bounce backs, hit on some breakout second baseman, and touch on what to expect from Dylan Cease. But the show culminates in the unveiling of the Sogard Cycle, a new tool to predict the five to six weeks of hit hitting from The Accountant each season. It's the Razzball Fantasy Podcast.
Grey is down to his last resort and invited B_Don to come on and guest host. The Fantasy Master Lothario makes his case for Phil Collins as the greatest musician of all time. To be fair, he does have the greatest 11 beat drum solo EVER.
After some music talk off the top, we talk about the game for the chaps across the pond, and the announcement that Vlad Jr. will be in the HR derby. Grey and B_Don both give you their thoughts on Frankie Montas for next season and talk about some of the exciting young prospects entering the game.
The guys get into a Yordan evaluation for ROS and where he fits in the rankings along with what leagues you should be targeting recent call-ups Zac Gallen, Logan Allen, Bobby Bradley, and how the Mountain Mets will screw up the Brendan Rodgers/Garrett Hampson situation this time. So, if you can hear Grey calling in the air tonight..... Oh Lord....
Maybe one day we will reminisce about Fantasy Master Lothario Grey Albright, his love for Boba, and how it was ultimately his undoing. That day however is not today, today we laugh at children, punch old women, and talk about Yordan Alvarez. Hey Dodgers fans, you traded him for Josh Fields... really! Anyway, it's Week 12 of fantasy baseball and there is lots to discuss, including returning stars, injuries, Willie Calhoun, and why we kind of wish Shohei Ohtani didn't pitch. Well, he's not pitching now, but we mean, like ever. We answer some twitter questions on Scott Kingery and the Padres recently promoted Logan Allen. We then end the show with some waiver adds, and an embrace that lasts a little too long. This. Show. Has. It. All. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast.
The dynamic duo is back with lots of Redbull talk, a tribute to Geto Boys Bushwick Bill, and all the fantasy baseball goodies to rot your chompers. We kick off the podcast discussing Uber-Prospect Yordan Alvarez's call-up, follow it up with some second half rankings and projections for Lucas Giolito, Julio Teheran, amongst others, before taking you home with the top adds in week 11 of 2019 fantasy baseball. It's a rollercoaster of emotion with lots of twists and turns, bring your kids and a change of underwear. It's that good.
Are you sick of the cackle? Have you grown tired of Grey's antics? Us too! So, in true bully beat down fashion we brought on Razzball writer, fantasy baseball master, and former WWE athlete Matt Striker to teach ole' Grey balls a lesson. I'm lying, Matt came on to talk about fantasy baseball, life in the WWE, Grey's former protege The Boogeyman, and which parts of Queens Grey knows and doesn't know. It's an all around raucous experience with some fantasy talk mixed in. We touch on all the news from the last week from Carlos Correa's aggressive masseuse, to players coming back from injury, and ask "Why do the Brewers hate us?" It's another week of the Razzball Podcast!
Imagine discovering a band forty years after their relevant period. Then imagine you're Grey Albright. Your mustache is thick and handsome, you run a fantasy baseball empire, and you just discovered the Blue Öyster Cult! Did anyone ask for more cowbell? Well, unfortunately we can't provide you any sweet, sweet cowbell, but we can take you through the week in Fantasy Baseball, one outlandish conversation at a time. We of course spend half the show discussing recent call-ups, before diving into Josh Bell's breakout, Brandon Woodruff coming of age, and if Rafael Devers is a top three round pick in the making. While we're in good spirits I encourage Grey to take a victory lap for Adalberto Mondesi's early returns, before running through some good adds for the week ahead. It's the Razzball podcast, we don't need no stinkin' badges!
Cougs, what are you doing to our dear Fantasy Master Lothario? Is this shaking pillow in fact a cure for snoring, or just a modern torture device? Reader, you decide. In the meantime there was fantasy baseball to discuss, like this weekends FAAB madness, Shane Bieber's dominant start, how worried we are about Noah Syndergaard, and where to get the best borscht in Los Angeles. Wrapping up the show we run through some adds for your leagues, luminaries like C.J. Cron, Tommy LaStella, and that Peanut Vendor that dances at Padres games (I made this person up). It's another episode of the Razzball Podcast, check your diaper.
The Razzball Podcast is back and so is Grey's Grandpa Joe. We open the show with another Grandpa Joe classic before diving into the last week in Fantasy Baseball. We touch on Corbin Martin's debut, why Grey is feeling Harold Ramirez, and the Tyler Glasnow and Jose Altuve injuries. Before moving on to Hyun-Jin Ryu's acedom, if we should trust Hunter Pence, and why we both love Mitch Garver. Exactly the show you expected in late March. Exactly.
Another week and another big call-up to gush over. This week it was Nick Senzel of the Reds. True story: Neither Grey or I wear pants this episode. It's a bottomless kind of week. Beyond Senzel we talk Steven Matz injury, Shohei Ohtani's return, and Michael Chavis' ROS. We then have a question I never thought I'd ask "Is Jose Iglesias mix league viable?" Probably not, but we discuss it anyway. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
A look at some of the recent call-ups -- Nate Lowe, or Nathaniel Lowe if you're formal, Carter Kieboom, Michael Chavis and Kelvin Gutierrez. Then we look at some closing shituations with the Braves and Rays. Finally, we look at some waiver wire pickups and Jesus Aguilar. Oh, Jesus. Finally, Mike Minor, Frankie Montas, Jose Peraza and more. Check it out, Razzhole-e-ohs.
Sometimes you wake up, and everything is perfect. Other times you wake up and Kris Bryant is awful, Jesus Aguilar has less homers than Jarrod Dyson, and all of your pitching sucks. Has 2019 been a bad dream? Will it ever end? The Fantasy Master Lothario and myself answer these questions and more as we look under the hood of some under-performing stars. Don't be scared, it's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast!
Are you ready to be wowed? Welp, I regret to inform you, you've likely tuned into the wrong podcast. Or have you? This week we have a big show as Grey and I welcome mutual friend Ian Kahn. You might know Ian from his work over at Rotowire and The Athletic, or you might know him from his rendition as George Washington in AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies. Either way you know him! After Ian razzes Grey for 20 minutes we jump in with both feet to the news of the week. We talk struggling pitching, Hunter Dozier, Aaron Nola, Jason Heyward, and many more. If you like baseball and tea sandwiches this is the show for you. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast.
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With the season in full swing and fantasy baseball well underway, Grey and I are feeling the early season blues. An off-season of hope and promise has turned into a week of despair. Instead of wallowing in self-pity like a Morrissey song, we hit the wavier wire and talk about some of top adds you should be scooping. Then we let out all the feels as we talk about our FOMO players for the upcoming season. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Baseball Podcast!
With just a few days to go before opening day of the baseball season we invited Rotowire and Fangraphs Jason Collette to talk about the upcoming season. We hit on Jason's AL Only Tout Wars draft, talk some Rays breakouts, and new pitches for 2019. If you take anything away from this episode let it be Jason's Yandy Diaz argument for 2019 relevancy. I bought in and snagged Yandy where I could. Plug in, turn on, and tune out as we take you on another Fantasy Baseball journey of sound. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. Bee-T-Dubs, don’t forget to order 12 of the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
It's been a week since Tout Wars went down in NYC and the boys are bringing on Baseball Prospectus Legend and Albright arch-nemesis Mike Gianella to talk about his AL-Only Tout Wars squad. This is by far the shadiest podcast to date with Grey and Gianella trading barbs almost from the opening bell. We laugh, we cry, we yell at each other about Clayton Kershaw's value. Most of all however, we trash each others teams. Okay, so this is a bit of hyperbole, but in all seriousness, Grey and Gianella go at each other and it's all in fun. Don't believe me? Check it out. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. Bee-T-Dubs, don’t forget to order 12 of the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
Live from New York it's the Razzball podcast! That's right, for the first time in our history Grey and myself recorded a show live and in person. This Saturday following the first day of the Tout Wars auction/draft weekend, Grey headed over to my headquarters in Mid-Town Manhattan for a little fantasy baseball talk. We touch on my H2H points league auction results, and finish off the last 40 or so starting pitchers at a rapid pace. It's an all-time classic for your boys, so check it out! It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. Bee-T-Dubs, don’t forget to checkout the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
It's the end of the beginning today on the Razz pod, as we begin our ascent into the Top 100 Starters for 2019 fantasy baseball. We hit on the aces, we hit on the former aces you shouldn't draft, we hit on the tiers Grey is targeting, and we talk about ourselves a lot. It's beautiful, it's madness, it's a podcast about 50 pitchers, 29 of them are headed to the DL, the other 21 are coming off the DL. Oops!!! I said DL, pardon me, injury list! Anyway, we talk the top 50 pitchers and a ton of draft strategy. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast.
Alright you chuckleheads, I mean that in the nicest way possible, we're back to finish what we started. No not the fire in your loins, oh no, we're here to take you through the rest of the top 100 outfielders. From 51-178 we bring you all the sleepers, guys with two legs, and the occasional player who should have retired 7 years ago but he has 12 kids. So he has to work! Everybody has to work! This is what we love, deep dives on the sleepers that will take you to the ship! Or we just talk to hear the sounds of our own voices. Bee-T-Dubs, don’t forget to checkout the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
Wait till you hear this week's opening. I'd like to say that our early show banter is a feature of this podcast, but you might disagree. After opening the show with the craziest work email I've ever received, we jump into some sexy, sexy outfield action. Grey as always tells you who to draft, who to avoid, and where to take them. Don't get yourself into a bind. Take off the chains that hold you down and jump into the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Bee-T-Dubs, don’t forget to checkout the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
Are you triggered by Grey's Jose Ramirez "Schmohawk" post from earlier this morning? Do you want to yell at him through your radio while he explains his Jo-Ram shade? Look no further than the Razzball Podcast, where Grey talks, and won't answer you back as you scream obscenities. It's a great relationship you two have... Lucky for you Grey has plenty of other goodies to share on which third baseman he thinks you should target. If you don't know by now, Grey has a mystical "Kavorka" capable of causing injuries, poor play, or both. Just ask Kyle Schwarber. Any the who, we run through the third base ranks, running so deep that the end of the show is all about players that have yet to be born. It's no joke! It's all on the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast! Bee-T-Dubs, don't forget to checkout the new Razzball shirts over on Rotowear.com!
Many moons ago, there was once a time in the fantasy baseball landscape where First Base was deeper than Shortstop. But that was a long time ago. Today, the Fantasy Master Lothario dusts off his cape and digs in on one of the most exciting positions in all of fantasy. Shortstops. Growing up it was all about the glove, but that's no longer the case, now we have names like Lindor, Baez, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson, and Miguel Rojas! Okay, I'm kidding on those last two, but you catch my drift. FYI: This was recorded prior to Lindor's injury, thank god we glossed over the guys in the top 20! Anyhoo, tune in, we talk shortstops, we laugh, we cry, we hawk Rotowear shirts with Razzball branding. It's a glorious time to be alive!
Admit it, you need the cackle in your life. Once you hear the defining howl of one Fantasy Master Lothario it's clear that ranking season is upon us. Rankings are coming! No, rankings are here! After running through a snoozefest in the top 25 catchers and a disappointment in the extremely shallow first base position, we move onto the keystone. A group of players so good they qualify for every other position and set of rankings. Don't believe me? Go look! I think every one of these guys qualifies at shortstop, outfield, catcher, bullpen catcher, score keeper, and back up left field. All this to say there's a ton of top players in these rankings and a bunch of bats you should be targeting. Listen up punks Grey Albright is in the building on the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
When did first base fall off the face of the earth? Remember the days when taking a first baseman in the first three rounds was a necessity? Now, you have to ask if there's even five first baseman worth a top 3 round investment. It's gotten so bad that catchers and second baseman are cracking the top 10 at the position. What kind of witchcraft is that? Not too worry, our fearless Fantasy Master Lothario Grey Albright is here to help us navigate these treacherous waters. In fact he identifies numerous values outside the top 12. That's what Grey does, plays chess on the checkers board and then eats your sandwich. Laugh now, figure it out when you get home. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
Are you ready for catcher talk? Because we have 59 enthralling minutes on all the fantasy relevant backstops for 2019. Is Danny Jansen a sure fire top five fantasy catcher in 2019? I don't know you'll have to listen. Did Grey rank Buster Posey number 1 like it's 2013 all over again? Do we think Gary Sanchez will rebound? Can Sandy Leon walk and chew gum at the same time? All this and more on the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Stayed tuned over the coming weeks as we provide the audiobook for Grey's rankings.
The Dukes are back! Grey and Lifshitz, your favorite perts least favorite perts. Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West, Albright. These are innovators of their craft, and it's my honor to talk through Grey's thought process when creating his Top 20 for 2019 Fantasy Baseball. January Grey is Birthday Grey, and everyone loves January Grey, and a birthday boy. In other words it's Albright's month, the rest of us are just living for 31 days. So tune in, and get back on the good foot. THE RAZZBALL FANTASY BASEBALL PODCAST IS BACK for the two dot one 9ine. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and peep all of their recent releases!
It's our annual end of season Mock Draft Spectacular when the Fantasy Master Lothario and Myself (Vanguard) mock out the top few rounds of next year's draft while the 2018 season is still fresh in our minds. Who goes 1? Is Mike Trout still consensus? That's for us to know and you to figure out. Maybe Mike Trout doesn't get drafted at all? There's a Josh Rutledge drop for the homies, and a lot more where that came from. Sorry Razzballers, but you're just going to have to listen to get the results! Anywho, it's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
With the season coming to an end, and with the Fantasy Master Lothario conceding titles in both the Perts and NL Only Tout this year. Our hero deals the only way he knows how, by training for next season. Looking to come back bigger, faster, and stronger, Grey hits the off-season with a singular focus: Smite Thy Enemies. Sorry for the dramatic language, Grey gets intense when he loses. All joking, and phony dramatics aside, Grey and yours truly dive into some of the top targets for each of us in the upcoming year. We start with some tasty rookie-nookie, debating Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Eloy Jimenez's ETAs in 2019, as well as touching on Fernando Tatis Jr's 2019 outlook, and whether or not Daniel Palka should be a target. We then do the trendy thing, and discuss Adalberto Mondesi's ADP for 2019. Seriously, how many times have you heard that conversation now? Anywho, it's the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
Everybody needs to be on high alert, Razzball HQ's location might possibly be in flux. While most of the operations this summer have been run from Grey's desert fortress, (apologies again, to all the interns that passed talking Ted for walks in the Palm Springs sun. We'll tip a Steel Reserve in your memory.) Madam Cougs has been hard at work preparing the SAGNOF mansion for the marketplace. For the first 70 or so minutes Grey takes us through the trials and tribulations of the Albright's real estate venture. All the while assuring us, that the fact their entire building is selling has nothing to do with roaches, mice, vagrants, or the murder that happened on the 3rd floor. After that we talk baseball, lots of it. Mostly pitching as we dive into some names that under-performed in 2018, but could be due for a bounce-back in 2019. Yeah we talk Luis Castillo, Madison Bumgarner, Michael Wacha and more. It's the latest episode of Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
We all have them. No matter who you are, no matter how smart you might be, no matter how much research you do, there's always going to be a bust or two in your pre-season favorites. Maybe you bought second half Byron Buxton, or bet the house on Luis Castillo being the guy he was in August and September of last year. Either way, you were wrong. But what's really interesting is how you view those players next year, when the hype has subsided, and it's time to apply value for next year on these under-performers. That's just what Grey and I do in this week's show; walk through some of the busts, and rank out how we view their value for 2019. The beginning of the show is once again 20 minutes of nothing, but that's why you love us, we're multi-dimensional. It's the latest episode of Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
The season is ticking down to Judgement Day, and this is the time when fantasy championships are won! This makes two consecutive weeks, where I've started the Podcast blurb like a motivational poster. You gotta think like a winner kid! That's only part of it though. You gotta research like a winner too! Don't worry brah, we got cha covered there. This week, notorious "winner" Grey Albright, and yours truly navigate the waiver wire, and names to target over the final few weeks of the 2018 season. We then, hem and haw about the service time manipulation, I teach Grey how to say Brandon Lowe, before offering solutions, or at least trying. (Hey, we tried!) Before hitting all the names, and dissecting Eminem's latest release. It's a very special episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast, but that's mostly due to the lack of clothing Grey and I wear while recording. Wait, what?!? As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
The stretch run is here, the only thing that matters at this point in the season is the W. No not that trash Wu-Tang album, where's your head at dude? It's time to take home championships y'all! This week we hit on all the names you should know for September call-ups. Of course I mention Peter Alonso, but the Mets are awful in every way, shape, and form. Not to worry there's plenty of other names out there to help you out. After that we hit on Kendrys' magical run, Christian Yelich's stellar year, and where we rate him for 2019, as well as a little back-patting for Grey's pre-season Josh Donaldson call. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
A very special week on the podcast, as I'm just hours removed from attending our producer Andy Singleton's wedding in Brookyln, New York. Is he our producer? Kind of (totally), but either way, I'm fresh out of NYC, avoiding any conflicts with 6ix9ine, and I'm ready to talk some baseball. We dig into the Ronald Acuña beanball fallout, what we think a fair punishment for Jose Urena would be, and the idea that this is an example of "old school" play. We then jump into a little head to head player debate, pitting Vlad Jr. vs. Eloy Jimenez, Acuña vs Juan Soto, and Jack Flaherty vs. Walker Buehler. Then we jump into the modern marvel that is Jacob deGrom's 2018, before diving into all the player injuries, and news of note over the last 7 days. It's another gem for the hommies! It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.
Every week of the fantasy season feels like a dog year. With every passing day, players rise, players fall, pitchers get hurt, and closers implode. This week was no different, as everything Grey and I said to you a week ago is completely meaningless. It's a new week, a new day, new closers are imploding, callups are getting called, and we're all waiting on the next add/drop. With all of this in mind, Mr. Albright and yours truly talk, Tyler Glasnow, trusting Kyle Freeland and the callups of Danny Jansen, Touki Toussaint, and Sean-Reid Foley. We hit on some closers to add, some schmotatos to watch, and shame Grey for laughing at serious movies. Actually I'm with him on the last part. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:
The trade deadline has come and gone, and Grey and your boy Ralph are back for another week. We're rocking and ready to break down the deals that went down last week. Early in the show we talk about tip jars at take-out places, Eloy Jimenez's ETA, Jonathan Villar's coming renaissance, and Brian Dozier's impact on Max Muncy. We then hammer the rest of the moving parts, touch on closer changes, and close with hot schmotato hitters and pitchers to target. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases. It's the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:
We're here just minutes before the trade deadline to recap all the happenings over the last week or so. We have closers changing hands, Travis Shaw moving to second base, and why Grey is excited for Cole Hamels in Chicago. Go back and read that last part is your best "confused" voice. Any time Grey is excited about a starter my (good) eyebrow raises. Not to worry loyal listeners, we quickly get the FML back on brand with a little Rougned Odor love! We round the show out talking promoted prospects like Kolby Allard of the Braves and what I expect from the lefty in his debut. It's another week of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast! As always head over to Rotowear.com and use our Promo-Code SAGNOF to get 20% off the best T-Shirts in fantasy sports!