The Nasty Boys decide to take a bit of a look at this shortened season and what that means for all of us fantasy players. Nate, Ron, and Van discussed their thoughts on pitchers, the released schedule and ‘strength of schedule’ strategy, and then they go through individual team opt outs and figure out who gains playing time for the Nats, Rockies, Dodgers, and more!
This year is going to be wet, hot, and wild for fantasy baseball players (as if it isn’t always that way – at least for Ron anyway) and with the return of the Nasty Cast Nate, Ron, Van, and special guest Eric Cross decide to analyze one aspect of this year: impact rookies. New roster rules and inevitable COVID sicknesses all but guarantee more than the usual spat of rookies make their mark on the Majors and the boys are here to talk their favorites! You’ll hear about Jo Adell, Carter Kieboom, Nicki Minaj, and many more!
Things are happening! Well, not really. More like “Thing Happened!” By “thing” of course we mean the 2020 MLB Draft! Sure that’s somewhat dynasty oriented, but we’re grasping at straws here. Nate, Ron, Van, and Eric Cross join forces to talk all the players selected in the first round and whether or not the Orioles screwed everything up (they did). Listen in for our thoughts and more on someone named Torkelson!
Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union have had a bit of a back-and-forth about what a new season might look like, and although nothing has been finalized there’s progress being made. Nate, Ron, and Van discuss the proposals and talk about what a season might look like, as well as have a bit of fun and play Fibbage XL via the Jackbox Party Pack vol. 2!
If you don’t know what the Jackbox Party Packs are, educate yourself! Check out the following link and buy the games on whatever your device of choice might be!
Redraft leagues are mostly on hold with no season plan firmly in place, but that doesn’t mean dynasty leagues should do the same! Your fearless Nasty Cast hosts Van, Nate, Ron, and special guest Eric Cross joined forces with industry stalwarts like Bubba Entrekin, Jesse Roche, Jake Devereaux, Shelly Veougstraete, and many more to do a dynasty mock draft, and the boys are here to recap the first few rounds as well as give their thoughts on the potential new season, dynasty strategy and much more!
Aside from doling out particularly helpful advice Ron, Nate, and Van welcome Brett, Anthony, and Tyler from the Upper Decker Podcast onto the show! In a special interview our heroes ask the guys about starting their own show, where to find them, inspiration, and even some possible sleepers for a potential 2020 season!
In our time of need we turned to you, the listeners for questions and you guys delivered! On the show Nate, Ron, and Van respond to questions about Miami running wild, MLB’s potential empty stadium in May plan, top 5 asses in baseball (not a joke, we really do this), and more! Of course in the last half of the show we issue a recipe exchange challenge where the boys talk some of their favorite food to make at home and challenge not only each other to make and enjoy them but also our fans to do so as well!
The boys return with a vengeance on today’s show as they discuss the unfortunate delay of the season and what they expect as far as this season’s baseball schedule. Along the way they discuss draft strategies, player value changes, individual pitcher issues (including Verlander, Sale, and Syndergaard), and finish off the show with a BS segment of creepypastas!
11:50 Baseball Talk!
42:12 BS Segment
There may be no baseball, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a plan for the Nasty Cast going forward! On this bonus show Van takes a moment to discuss plans for the show going forward as well as an update on the podcast listener leagues all while introducing everyone to all that Nasty Trax Pods has to offer. You’ll hear about Atlanta Braves prospects, a ‘lost’ show from ages ago, and be spooked with a Creepy Pasta clip! Tune in for some fun and to find out what the plan is for the future!
If you want to skip ahead to hear certain clips, shame on you! But here are those times anyway:
Intro: Show Update, Podcast League, Fireplace
4:42 Atlanta Braves Prospects from the Fantrax Dynasty Baseball Podcast
24:05 Old Timey Show Clip
32:11 Creepy Pasta Clip: The Bart Jackson Experience
On an extra large edition of the Nasty Cast Ron has scuttled off to his homeland to find the cure for the COVID-19 virus but Nate and Van are here to spend an eternity discussing relief pitchers! You’ll hear Van be as optimistic as ever with Nate playing the role of sourpuss as they discuss names like Brad Hand, Taylor Rogers, Sean Doolittle, and plenty more! Also Van discusses having Trevor Bauer die-hards flood his Twitter timeline with bad jokes, a phenomenal insult turned badge of honor, and… uh… pictures.