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Razzball   May 21st, 2:53pm ET
With the state of the pitching landscape, moments like last Thursday night, when Twins' prospect Jose Berrios finally flourished in the major leagues force all fantasy owners turn a very watchful eye north to Minnesota, with a club that has situated itself...
Razzball   May 19th, 12:45pm ET
Alex Wood. He has a 33.1% K rate, 7.6% BB rate and a 62.8% gb rate. All are elite and combine for a 2.17 xFIP, 48% better than league average. How is he doing this? Well, his starts have been @Cubs, @Arizona, @Giants, vs Giants, vs Pittsburgh and @ Colorado....
Yahoo! Sports   May 16th, 10:08am ET
Kevin Pillar (right) made it for us, can Justin Smoak (left) join him? (AP)Justin Smoak could have been an all-timer, at least on the Pun All-Star Team. Smoak Monster, Smoak Bombs, Smoak Breaks. All we needed is him to hit a little more — well, a lot...
Razzball   May 13th, 3:00pm ET
What if I told you John Lackey's been the best Cubs pitcher so far this year? And nope, there's no wink coming on the other side of that. Now, of course the word 'best' lends to high subjectivity, but arguably the fourth-most owned Cubs SP just may be posting...
Razzball   May 12th, 3:00pm ET
The title reminds me of an old joke -- stop me if you've heard it -- a guy with a wooden eye walks into a bar and pours out his heart to the bartender, "My wife left me, she said I had a bad temper, and, with this disability -- this wooden eye, I will...
Razzball   May 11th, 3:01am ET
If players are going to break out in a season, they don't always break out the first week of a season.  I'm reminded of another Phillies player, Dominic Brown.  The year he broke out, it didn't happen until June of that year.  Of course, in...
Razzball   May 9th, 12:45pm ET
Greetings my fellow dweebs.  I know, I know, my Staind fanatics...it's been a while.  You think that reference is old?  I'm writing up Ariel Miranda with a nod to a 1989 Disney cartoon whilst simultaneously dropping a 2001 Zoolander on you.  ...
Yahoo! Sports   May 9th, 9:04am ET
Trevor Cahill, jumping off the wire (AP)When I think of Trevor Cahill, I think more about an old friend than a fantasy stock. He’s been around a while. We’ve had some good times. I fondly remember the 18-8 year with Oakland back in 2010. He was...
Razzball   May 5th, 3:00pm ET
If you look around Petco and see Padres fans on the edge of their seats, they're A) Probably the visiting team's fans. B) If they are Padres fans, they're on the edge of their seats because they don't want to wrinkle the back of their Izod shirt.  C)...
Razzball   May 4th, 3:00pm ET
Greetings! Ahhh, memories, this title brings me back to my childhood where I grew up in Bishop Eddie Lamont's house for boys, raised and praised as his adopted son. It was only later I discovered I was the heir to House Beddict, when I reconnected with my...
Yahoo! Sports   May 4th, 10:19am ET
Marwin Gonzalez, hot to trot (AP)I feel like we’ve already seen this Marwin Gonzalez story in Houston before. Remember the joy Luis Valbuena gave us two years ago? Position versatility, occasional pop, consistent strikeouts. Perhaps Gonzalez can give...
Razzball   May 3rd, 3:01am ET
Corey Kluber left yesterday's game with lower back discomfort, before giving up five earned in three innings to the Tigers.  In every game, the Tigers look like John Jaso, just dreadful.  I mean, you ain't got no alibi.  U-G-L-Y.  Then...
Razzball   May 2nd, 12:45pm ET
Mat Latos has been on six different teams since 2015, DFA’d three times and some how is still pitching in the big leagues. He's actually been pitching pretty well in his couple starts this season, carrying a 3.27 ERA and has only allowed 1 HR in his...
Yahoo! Sports   May 2nd, 10:14am ET
Three is a magic number (AP)In most instances, a player like Jedd Gyorko is too good to be the lede in this column. He’s 71-percent owned in Yahoo, so “pick him up” is not a largely-actionable event. He’s long gone in competitive leagues....
Razzball   May 2nd, 3:01am ET
Yesterday, Josh Harrison hit two homers (3, 4), raising his average to .313 and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He's hitting like two-thousand against lefties, so the Hitter-Tron was all over him yesterday, like it's all over grease spots with...
Razzball   May 1st, 2:00pm ET
It was almost 15 years ago (somehow) when Outkast introduced us to the truth that sometimes "roses really smell like poo-poo-oo." Ha, that silly Caroline thought she was special. Back in January, not gonna lie, I had a two weeks spurt of praying and hoping...
Razzball   Apr 29th, 3:00pm ET
You may think I'm high for this. In the slack channel for the #Razz30 our very own @Ralph Lifshitz himself mentioned that the Mets 5th man Robert Gsellman just may not be that good. And he may be right. Or...maybe not? Don't all race to raise your hands when...
Razzball   Apr 29th, 12:03pm ET
Astros corner infielder Yulieski Gurriel continues to mash as he went 3-for-4 with 2 runs, his second home run with two RBI. Opposing pitchers be like, why you all up in my Gurriel, Yuli? When you’re on fire and everyone knows you’re flame. The...
Razzball   Apr 29th, 12:00pm ET
In 2008, Eric Thames was drafted by the Blue Jays. At the very end of Spring Training in 2012, he won the starting left fielder job over Travis Snider (it was a fierce competition, but in our house, it was always Team Thames). It did not go well and by August...
Razzball   Apr 28th, 12:45pm ET
Did you see last night’s Yankee/Red Sox clash? No? It lasted a super fast 2 hours and 20 minutes and here’s a recap: Sale crushed souls to start the game and then gave up runs late. Masahiro Tanaka threw the year’s first Maddux (CGSO under...