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About 2.5 weeks in, only 25 or whatnot left to go!  Man I love baseball, so much time to make your shitty teams unshitty again.  “Make American Unshitty Again!”  Totally should’ve been the campaign slogan…

Speaking of, what is the AL turning into in the REL, 1990’s MLB?!  What’s with the Yankees taking over the first spot outta nowhere?!  The pinstripes have gotten a great balanced attack from their roster (despite losing Gary Sanchez), with the surprisingly hot starts from Chase Headley and Aaron Judge.  Plus Luis Severino going nuts with the Ks!  On the NL side, yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.  Business as usual with the Nats winning games in real-life, and awesomely suited for fantasy in REL-life.  Good luck to those squads hoping to hold onto the #1 spots!

Here’s how week 3 went down in the 2017 REL League:

PS – this league is way better than Razz30.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
REL Dynasty – NL
Trades:

Brewers Trade: Scott Schebler (OF), Dilson Herrera (2B, SS) to Cincinnati Reds for Sal Romano (SP)

Padres Trade: Erick Aybar (3B,SS) to J.T. Marlin for Matt Adams (1B)

Padres Trade: Matt Kemp (OF) to NY Dodgers for Alex Verdugo (OF – farm)

Nationals 132 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $100 Pedro Severino Was – C NA $0
Cincinnati Reds 114 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $70 Lisalverto Bonilla Cin – RP $2, Phillip Ervin Cin – OF NA $0
Cubs 108.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $98 n/a
J.T. Marlin 105 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $100 n/a
Just one move this week as I gave up on Fatty Adams and traded him for Erick Aybar. Minor deal, but Aybar fills a big need for me with dual eligibility at SS and 3B. As you may have guessed, I love the multi positional eligibility.

Got a nice start out of Zach Elfin this week. I don’t have a roster spot for him yet but I really like his potential.

Elfin made nine starts last season as a 22yr old rookie and allowed 2 or fewer runs in five of them – – including a complete game shutout and a complete game allowing just one run. Not bad for a guy I got off the scrap heap for ZERO dollars.

San Fran Giants 95 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $100 Tommy Pham StL – OF NA $0
Knoche’s Rockies 82 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $87 Chris Herrmann Ari – C,OF $5, Ichiro Suzuki Mia – OF $1, Patrick Kivlehan Cin – OF $0, Miguel Montero ChC – C $5, Chris Taylor LAD – 2B,3B,SS $2
 Well another week, another solid performance from the Rockies pitchers. 6th place, 82 total points. 16.5 Batting, and 65.5 Pitching. Pretty unbelievable. I’m going to keep rolling with the staff I have and hope Gray comes back healthy. As far as the hitting goes, I continue to slump along with all the Rockies bats besides Nolan. It will come with Dahl and Desmond soon enough.

I was also able to have a cheap solid week on the waiver wire, which gives me some options to play with in my Outfield now depending on who is in the lineup. I know have Kike, Bonifacio, Herrmann, Ichiro, and Niewenhuis to man the Outfield until my group gets back. Also picked up Miguel Montero and Chris Taylor to give some depth at other positions. Think Chris Taylor could get quite a bit of playing time with Forsythe out. Playing the Batty Call game which for me just means whoever is in the lineup. Go Rockies.

Pirates 79.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $93 Luis Avilán LAD – RP $1, Carlos Torres Mil – RP $1
Phightin Phils 79 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $62 n/a
NY Dodgers 77.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $95 Wandy Peralta Cin – RP $0
Mookie Mets 77 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $99 n/a
Diamondbacks 76 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $93 Jeff Locke Mia – SP,RP DL $5, Cory Gearrin SF – RP $2 Waiver $0
 The new and intrepid owners of the Diamondbacks, aka “the Snake Pit,” have experienced the ups and downs of the young REL season. Initially we started off hot, and after a few moves the Snake Pit is still.. well, terrible. Hopefully our offense can keep rolling, because our pitching staff is essentially kept together by chickenwire and bubblegum, without even mentioning the bullpen. The real front office won’t be helping us much, either. But, a long season could see us make inroads.
Brewers 54 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $28 Manny Piña Mil – C $11, Eddie Butler ChC – SP,RP NA $0
 All that matters to me is…  ALMOST 10 GAMES AHEAD OF THE CARDINALS, WOOOOOO!

Quick update from me this week – the active team looks somewhat competent to not be a full-punt, as I wait for my youth to get to the Majors.  I really hope – not only for my REL interests, but as a Brewers fan – that Tommy Milone sticks in the rotation over stupid Matt Garza.  Unfortunately $$$$$$$$$$ might keep that from happening.  I hate Garza.

I may have overspent yet again on Brewers – but again I like owning all that I can that are useful to see what happens.  The whole “throw spaghetti on the wall” cliche.  Brewers catchers are – get this – .377 8 R 3 HR 8 RBI.  That’s the best catcher in the MLB so far right?  So who cares if it’s split amongst two guys in a deep league like the REL…  Hah!

Got a nice little early-season surprise from Raimel Tapia, who went 0-7.  Booooo.  I watched one at bat though, and it was a liner to right in San Fran.  Can’t wait for him to flirt with .350 for years with Coors’ BABIP.  And happy to see them burn through another promotion – sounds like he’s close and might be a post-trade deadline every-dayer.  One can dream!

Cardinals 45.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $91 Wade LeBlanc Pit – SP,RP $3, Brett Eibner LAD – OF $2
Oh boy, the Cardinals are hanging in there. Sitting in 13th place but it’s been an upswing the past few days with the sweep of the Bucs!

Mostly my pitching staff has been holding their own. Mike Leake is still pretending to be the best pitcher in baseball without actually striking that many people out. I’ve only picked up 2 wins (Leake,Wacha) in the last week but my ERA and WHIP haven’t been too affected by the loses. Jamie Garcia gave me a decent outing, Carlos Martinez was all over the place with 8 walks and 11 strikeouts. I keep getting notices from yahoo that Adam Wainwright has been dropped by thousands upon thousands, It’s kind of funny, in my head I see that notice and just say “shuuut up.” Hoping he can give me a line closer to last years rather than the 7.24 ERA 2.20 WHIP he’s carrying now!

My relievers put up a decent week with Oh, Rosenthal and Hudson picking up 2 sv/h a piece this past week. Maurer picked up an unscathed save last night, his first since April 7th. Siegrist, Cecil and Neshek all picked up a hold this past week as well. Well, bullpen in order, check. What else do I need?
Oh yea, batters.

My batters…well they’ve combined for a .204 avg, with 6 HR, 17 R, 22 RBI and 5 SB. Piscotty has been my best hitter but surprisingly Jose Martinez has the best the AVG, 6 hits with only 13 plate appearances but has hit in the last 7 games he’s played. That is including pinch hitting. Three of my 5 SB have come from Villar but he also gave me a .133 AVG.

I picked up LeBlanc and Brett Eibner last night. Hoping for a spark with Eibner. He had been batting pretty well in Triple-A to start the year. LeBlanc is just a reliever with SP eligibility that pitched 5 scoreless with 2 strikeouts and a hold this past week.

GO CARDS!

Padres 39 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $95 Michael A. Taylor Was – OF $0, Tyrell Jenkins SD – SP,RP NA $0, Austin Voth Was – SP NA $0, Josh Fields LAD – RP $0
After annoying a bunch of people with trade offers and narrowing down terms with a couple teams, I’ve traded Matt Kemp for Alex Verdugo. Verdugo has great potential and will almost assuredly get flipped to some AL team for a decent reliever that I have no use for. Looking forward to it!

The other trade I made this week was Erick Aybar for Matt Adams. I think this is the kind of deal that I have to make given my position. Aybar likely won’t be on the Padres after this year or be an MLB player by the time I’m ready to compete. Adams doesn’t have a clear role right now, but he has a better chance to be a contributor in the future.

I set a goal of finishing in the 10-12 range that I’m quickly abandoning, this is definitely a last place team. I honestly don’t know what to do now that I’ve traded Matt Kemp. Starting a Chase Utley sweepstakes seems a lot less exciting, but alas, it is the path I must travel.

*looks stoically into the distance and hits send on an offer for Starling Marte*

Braves 36 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $76 n/a
 This week we spend an entire day not in last place. Nothing else to see here, move along to the AL.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
REL Dynasty – AL
Yankees 113 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $91 n/a
My strategy preseason was to hold as many young Yanks as I could in the hopes they would eventually blossom or be dealt for more chips I could inherit for the eventual 2019 run at a title.

But alas, the Yankees seem to be pushing me for a decision on whether or not to contend now. Judge seems to hit a homer every other day while minimizing his love for striking out. Luis looks more confident than ever and his K rate is absurd and also can’t be maintained but his last two starts have been fun to watch.

And while the injuries to Sanchez and Didi and the early struggles of Greg Bird haven’t helped, I still find us near the top of most offensive categories. As for pitching, I won’t have the amount of starts, quantity or quality, to compete. I’m still finalizing my future rotation and being outbid for Montgomery and losing Kaprielian to Tommy John isn’t helping. However, I’m confident that guys like Chance Adams and Justus Sheffield can fill the need nicely.

Either way, Cashman has filled the farm for me and I’m appreciative. Thank you sir.

Mariners 106 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $58 Chi Chi González Tex – SP DL $0
Good week for the Mariners. Our hitting is finally coming around and our pitching continues to be stellar. We start today in 2nd place. On the hitting side, we improved while Segura has been on the DL….go figure. Haniger is hitting close to .500 this last week and Smoak has shown some power along with Cruz; totaled 32 RBI over the last 7 days. We picked up 8 wins this week with one being a nice vulture win from Will Harris. The 1 save/hold is a concern though. Would love to get a Closer and have dangled Santana (who was ranked #1 overall in our fantasy league for most of the week) trying secure a back of the bullpen player. Have 3 SPs going today so should add to Ks and win totals. With 20 Ks today I could take over the K lead from The Tribe.

Now my complaint of the week. What is Minnesota doing with their Pitching? I understand punting a stat in a category but not an entire category. Leading the league in ERA and Whip but only pitching 3 innings this season seems to me to take away from the integrity of the league. I may be the only one who feels this way but think it needs to be addressed with possibly a minimum inning limit. I would love to hear other manager’s comments on this topic.

Tigers 105 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $96 Bruce Rondón Det – RP NA $0, Alex Avila Det – C $0
Astros 103.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $91 Chase De Jong Sea – SP NA $2
The Tribe 100.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $88 n/a
A couple weeks in things are OK. We’ve been bouncing around in the top 1/4 of the standings which is all you really can ask this early in the season.

I’m trying to remain patient while looking to fill the holes I see in my team. With too many 1st basemen on my roster to play with Carlos Santana, Albert Pujols, and Mike Napoli I’d love to trade one. Unfortunately neither got off to a hot start which always makes it easier to deal. I believe both guys are .250ish, 25 hrs, and 80 rbi guys which I would think should have value in a league this deep. I would love to pick up a reliable start from one of these guys and so far it’s a mixed bag. We’ll see what I can work out.

It will be interesting to see what move Cleveland makes when Jason Kipnis comes off the DL this week. Will they send Yandy Diaz back to the minors or will the move come in the OF. I’m definitely feeling a roster crunch at the moment.

Go Tribe!

Orange Birds 99.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $98 Alec Asher Bal – SP $0, Jaime Schultz TB – SP NA $0
The Good: My offense and Trey Mancini! I actually managed to start him for one of those two homer games. Lots of depth here.

The Bad: My pitching staff has been bad to start the year. Lots of blow ups. However, it is still early and I have plenty of time to recover (assuming Gausman pitches better). Still need to address my lack of depth.

The Ugly: Injuries to Graveman and Britton have me worried as I need both to be healthy if I want to win this year. Just like the real Orioles, I also really need Tillman to come back strong and healthy. I think I realized too late how much harder it is going to be to get good pick ups this year so I will definitely have to be more aggressive on my bidding (was not even close to getting Jordan Montgomery).

League Related Note: I thought something was off with the REL Twins pitching strategy for this year. They are guaranteed 15 points in the rate stats and 1 point in the counting stats for a total of 33 pitching points. This seemed like a bad idea to me taking last in 3 categories, even if it means first in 2. I went to compare their finish last year and they ended the year with 5 total points for pitching so this new strategy definitely checks out. Well done!

Power Rangers 83.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $95 n/a
White Sox 69.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $83 n/a
Devil Rays 67.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $0 Justin Haley Min – RP $0
Minnesota Twins 63.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $95 Omar Narváez CWS – C $5
I continue to send out trade offers looking to turn a few productive, though aging hitters into younger players to contribute in 2018-2019, when I hope I will be ready to compete.

I’ve climbed up to 10th place in the standings, and it seems like finishing 8th or 9th is plausible. We will see, particularly if the Twins can get something out of one of Park, Vargas, and Buxton.

The Segura injury has obviously been a boon to me as Taylor Motter is hitting like a man who wants more PAs going forward (7/3/6/0/.257 in the last two weeks).

Sano is obviously my other big contributor on offense, and I’m piecing together a few PAs from Gimenez and Narvaez (who is playing while Soto is hurt, I added him for $5).

Halos 63 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $97 Danny Farquhar TB – RP $0, Zach McAllister Cle – RP $0
Royals 59.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $92 Shae Simmons Sea – RP DL $0, Rob Whalen Sea – SP DL $0, Dixon Machado Det – Util $1, Jake Junis KC – SP NA $0
Well we’re 3 weeks in and the real-life Royals are one game out of first place…”yay” I guess. Actually, “NOOOO!!!”, it’s a terrible thing because their delusional front office will take that as validation that they are still contenders. Hate to break it to you front office guys, but the Twins and White Sox are also one game out, it’s an early-season mirage for Godsakes!!

Since our REL rules require me to carry 15 Royals on my roster, I focused on hitting over pitching and chose to roster pretty much all their starting position players. I chose badly. You’ll never guess which team is dead last in RBI’s, with half as many as the league leaders? Well, since this update is about the Royals, I guess you will guess correctly. How’s this for a “Stat of the Day”…the Royals are batting .149 with runners in scoring position this year, oy vey!!

I’m sure positive regression is coming, and they’ll be hitting .176 or so by mid-summer, but I am starting to get concerned about top prospect Raul Mondesi, who looks totally lost at the plate. So bad in fact that I’ve coined a new baseball term for him…”Reverse Pitch Recognition”. Never seen anything like it. He literally will not swing at fastballs straight down the middle, but never passes on a chance to hopelessly flail away at a breaking ball a foot off the plate. Serious question, why don’t they pinch hit Pitcher Travis Wood for Mondesi in key late inning situations? That dude can’t pitch at all, but man can he rake with the bat (Reverse Position Recognition?). If I was the Manager, I would pinch hit Travis all the time just to make a point to the rest of the team…”You guys all suck and a damn pitcher can hit better than all of your sorry asses”. Yeah, I guess I wouldn’t be known as much of a “Players’ Coach”.

Despite my frustrations, I’m still taking the long-term view on this thing (meaning no low-ball offers for Mondesi) and am still hoping to contend in another year…or two…maybe three and certainly no more than four…okay, five years at worst case.

Red Sox 58.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $50 Yolmer Sánchez CWS – 2B $6
Athletics 54 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $52 Jordan Montgomery NYY – SP $41
Blue Jays 53.5 Waiver Adds and Prospect Callups Past Week:
FAAB Remaining: $35 Chase Whitley TB – P $1, Chris Coghlan Tor – 2B,3B,OF $1, Jaff Decker Oak – OF $0

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  1. FBV says:
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    The Mariners just wanted to give a hat tip to the Athletics for outbidding us by $1 on Jordan Montgomery this last week. I truly thought $40 would get him wearing an M hat this season.

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      @FBV: I had $26 to keep him in pinstripes. I was shocked at $41. He’s got good composure for a kid out there on the mound. It’s been fun watching him pitch.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @FBV: @Jackie Treehorn: Hahaha yeah i told A’s that the next day, shocked that two bids $40+ ended up being $1 apart.

        Matt – he more than a junkballer? He got that stigma from like a Kieth Law report or something haha

        • Coup says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          It’s interesting JB as he has increased fastball velocity to lower 90s. Also has a sinker, cutter and a plus curve too. Really surprised he won the 5th starter job but he seems beyond his years out there.

          Hes not Andy Pettitte but he’s not a junkballer either Keith Law.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jackie Treehorn: @Coup: I’ve been impressed! Other than my former flame Slickie Rickie and that homer that Rays start :)

            • Coup says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Yea me too. Very repeatable delivery as I’m sure you’ll see in a future pitcher profile haha. I think he sticks in the bigs but I’m sure Ralph and co will have a more pro opinion.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Coup: I’ll put him in the PP pipeline! …that sounded weird.

                • Coup says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Weird? For sure.

                  Looking forward to it.

  2. Raider says:
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    REL is just a small tad(more like a ton) more in depth than any league I’ve ever played in but these are good reads! Well done JB

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Raider: hah appreciate that man! Yeah it’s fun, I know every active player in the NL without question, and virtually all prospects of significance in NL. Def helps my breadth for the more standard leagues.

      Would you wanna join one of these next year? Seems like I might try and coordinate a 3rd get made

      • Raider says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I would be in to co manage, maybe not take the reins. Sucks my favorite two teams are the non contending Twins and Reds haha.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Raider: Hah well, Reds have a great farm, you can rebuild with them!

  3. FBV says:
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    Another hat tip to JB for giving me the heads up on the Baseball Press website for the EARLIEST MLB Lineups…big help for us west coast teams. 20+ years in fantasy sports and I learn something new every year.

    P.S. Oh yeah I almost forgot but Razz 30 players are like the scum that sit in the right field bleachers at Wrigley, not like us left field bleacher sitters at REL….hear the chant?…RIGHT FIELD SUCKS…RIGHT FIELD SUCKS!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @FBV: You sound like a North Korean praising your Supreme Leader.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @FBV: @Ralph Lifshitz: Glad that helped man! Yeah I deal with 2 Cubs (mostly) regulars and with their day games sometimes it throws wrenches sometimes.

        Hahaha I will take all the praise I can get – North Korean or otherwise – you Trump Ralph, you

        • Jaaaaaake says:
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          @JB Gilpin: If anything, Ralph is like a combination of Bernie Sanders with his emphasis on taking power away from the powerful establishment, in this case stupid as hell real life owners, and giving it to the people. Seize the means of RBI production, comrades!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @FBV: @Ralph Lifshitz: @Jaaaaaake: Didn’t Ralph seize the power from another commish, then change everything in a coup d etat (sp???)?

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Yes, it was like a glorious Bolshevik revolution. Then again I think my people were going to begin eating each other.

              • Jaaaaaake says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: It was M@ or us.

                Actually, it was ole john grey, that texxxasshole.

                • M@

                  M@ says:
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                  @Jaaaaaake: Hahaha, I handed the power over in a move representative of spectacular democratic prowess to Ralph near the end of last season. The league was on Life Support due to well, my life being overwhelmingly chaotic.

                  And look at what he’s done now.

                  Side note, Yahoo is. the. worst.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: @Jaaaaaake: @M@: Hahahah teXXXasman! Yeah Ralph has turned the league into unsatiable trolls hahaha

  4. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I can’t wait till the trade deadline when all the good managers lose their best players due to poor real life management. What a rush!

    Trolls attack!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Haahahaha yeah well, only in AL-NL deals, and you don’t lose them and get nothing back. Why you must embrace your GM, or call for their head!

  5. Jaaaaaake says:
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    In Razz30, we control our own destiny. We play a man’s game using manly products on our nether regions. Why are our balls so fresh? I can’t divulge adult secrets to our little sister league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jaaaaaake: Wait, so your argument this week is all you in Razz30 manscape? Wow, manly…

      • M@

        M@ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I mean, look at my avatar. Wouldn’t you manscape if you looked like Prime Time?

      • Jaaaaaake says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I mean, 1) rude. 2) I assume that Nick manscapes, but the rest of us are natural. We just like to have our gooches nice and clean. slick as a whistle.

        • Jaaaaaake says:
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          @Jaaaaaake: I stand mildly corrected. That Georgia sun probably lends itself to a beautiful body like M@’s.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @M@: @Jaaaaaake: Hah very true on the Georgia sun. Very tanning, as I can see :)

            Wow – you trolling our little REL space and you’re calling ME rude?! Haha. You silly kids keep manscaping and making things easier and more millennial, we’re salty old men in our league

            • Jaaaaaake says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Our pilot for our webshow is in it’s finishing touches. Lots of taints to black out. That takes time.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @JB Gilpin: JB you are a millennial

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: I heard JB and REL sit when they pee

                • M@

                  M@ says:
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                  @SheriffMcRawDawg: Easy on the millennial talk. I’m a skosh older than ol’ JB and say I’m the leading edge. Gotta change that perception you old timers are making! Dag nab it!

                  Also, in the mornings I prefer to sit while I pee. More relaxing. The difference is I choose to. They have to.

                  • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                    @M@: I do too but let’s call stay on track here!

  6. Jaaaaaake says:
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    There’s another league similar to this one but better in every conceivable way. That’s right, I’m here to talk to you about the Razz 30. Have you read posts about dynasty leagues but thought to yourself “Well this is just dumb.” or have you ever experienced the pain of juggling through windows and windows of spreadsheets amidst your hardcore hentai? Better yet, haven’t you ever said to yourself “I want to collectively mock baseball industry types in youtube live chat?” Of course you have.

    Over at Razz30, we have all of these things — an intuitive and hands free setup over at Fantrax so you can keep your hands busy, boys. We control our own teams with cross league trading, first year player drafts, and shame-based mockery. We make good men marginally better.

    Check us out @ Ralph’s posts. We don’t spam your shit every week and we offer the kind of insight you can take to YOUR inferior leagues.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jaaaaaake: Hah one spreadsheet. But yeah, I could see how that would mess with your hentai window…

      Wait, your argument for Razz30 is that it doesn’t get trolled, and REL does, so it’s worse? Haha

      • Jaaaaaake says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Justin, I’m a little worried you’re not following my sentences. We don’t spam our posts every week because our shit is locked down. Need to give Razz30 a month to see trends and show off our superior owners.

        My hentai window is locked open

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @JB Gilpin: You know who Justin is bucko!

  7. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Oh. My. God. Army, look at that post. It is so big! Looks like one of those Razz30 leagues girlfriends. But ya know, who understands those RELs? They don’t even talk to each other offsite, and pimp this post like total prostitutes. I mean, gross. Look, it just so…wack….I hate REL and I can not lie! Razz30 can’t deny! That when your guys gets traded from your real life team and you lose him off your spreadsheet you get sprung!
    Razz30 fuckers!

    I thought about laying off Jay Bee. But I saw the jab in the post and now we see the whites of your eyes.

    • Mommy's Big Boys says:
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      @nick the smooth dick: can’t believe you cro-magnons came back to try and talk more shit. i don’t think my comments to you boys got through your 3″ skulls last week. here’s a recap for those at the back of the class, and double for you @Jaaaaaake: yall a bunch of bitch ass merk ass mark ass tricks. dont even know about what it means to be a real man. think you can create something as glorious as this? think again ya walnuts. really clever of you to take a pre-existing idea, whittle it down so that short bus riders can join in, then talk shit on the wizard that came up with it. man you all should be in trumps cabinet with all the whining and inbreeding ive seen from these feckless comments alone. maybe you guys should join a fantasy fishing league instead. that seems to be more your style. backwoods hillbillies sitting on a boat in a pond filled with old bicycles, shopping carts, and participation trophies your parents threw in there because you couldnt finish in the top 3. enjoy your season in the B-League. maybe one day youll get the call up. just dont bet your lunch money on it. know what im sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyin?

      so how could we follow that up for this week? being one of the supreme leaders of multiple leagues jb puts forward, id like to see how you nerds would fare creating something above the mental intellect of a bonobo chimp. who copies someones homework then yells about it to the teacher? i think you may be in need of visual aides since you apparently have a literacy rate comparable with one of my fellow Philadelphians, Charlie Kelly.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rSBmOgpcDE

      in this clip we see jb and mommy’s big boys sitting at their produce stand enjoying a beautiful day when up rolls @nick the smooth dick and @Jaaaaaake fresh off double teaming a potentially underage cutie (you could only wish to be that lucky). ill let the scene play itself out and hopefully you “manscapers” will get the point. if not, here’s a clue. DONT FUCK WITH US.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @nick the smooth dick: @Mommy’s Big Boys: Yeah but see, without these posts, we wouldn’t have this ridiculous place for you to mouth diarrhea some trolldom. Or finger diarrhea?!

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @JB Gilpin: We have plenty of places. We all talk everyday offsite. We have Ralph’s weekly show to hang out and talk baseball on. You guys have a post that was empty until we came along. It was truly sad, and I’m glad I could get some of your league in here.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Mommy’s Big Boys: Someone from the REL on this post, wow! It only took us being here 2 weeks straight for that to happen. Did you not see JB ask for it with his jab at the top of the post?…what I’ve gained from this yet another insanely long post to read through on this REL site, is that you guys are no fun. At all. And salty as shit. I get it, you gotta defend your league because you are in, but sadly you will never know the glory of a league like Razz30. We made your setup ions, IONS better, first doesnt mean better.The old schoolyard saying rings true here: first is the worst, second is the best, you, my friend, seem to be the one who forgot to get dressed. I’m proud of you for being here to wipe JB’s tears off his hairless face.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mommy’s Big Boys: This has the same IP address as JB.

        He’s hiding behind Mommy’s big boy! Get’em!

  8. nick the smooth dick says:
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    I don’t landscape, but I’ll tell ya…smooth dick and freshest gooch known to man. Irresistible. I guess your constitution has a rule about having stank grundles and hairy shafts. But look on the bright side but, you are popular Now! Look at the comments pile up! We even managed to bring your own players to your post for once! I believe a thank you is in order rather than your shameful denial.

    • Jaaaaaake says:
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      @nick the smooth dick:

      Fact: No member of REL has received a blumpkin due to their stank grundles.

      Fact: REL isn’t sponsored by Man Wipes.

      Fact: We’ve got a deal in principal for Mike Tyson to appear as a guest in our webshow.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Jaaaaaake: I can smell JB’s undercarriage from through the web. His only lotion is made from his heavy anal residue (due to lack of Dude Wipes) mixing with his salty tears

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jaaaaaake: @nick the smooth dick: Hah I don’t blame our owners for not wanting to deal with the comments here hahaha.

          Fact 1 – true
          Fact 2 – also true, but they actually used to.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Or showing up….at all.

  9. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Dude Razz30ers have no respect. If it wasn’t for JB there wouldn’t have been an REL2, hence no Razz30. So what if REL turned into the the Pontiac of fantasy leagues, antiquated, quaint, and unable to compete in the modern world.

    DUDE WIPEZZZZZ!!! Razz30!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: Actually there was almost no REL2 because of these silly rules.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Alcibiades Escobar: @Ralph Lifshitz: League has been awesome, you guys just didnt get implemented right. Starting to feel like this is all a pretty thin Fantrax marketing ploy

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Hahaha, or a super evil genius scheme by Grey to push the comment numbers!!!!! Bahahahahaha

  10. nick the smooth dick says:
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    This is just to push you to 50 comments. Congrats JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nick the smooth dick: The pinnacle of my life has now been reached. I can go hard into my back 9 like Nick Nolte

  11. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Look Jeremy Bradley, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We skim your posts, we listen to your podcasts, we miss Capozzi, we fill your comments, we will troll you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.

  12. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Everyone in the Razz30 can grow a mustache. Up to 60 comments baller!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nick the smooth dick: Mustaches are out again. We can grow hipster beards tho. It can be patchy!

  13. J-FOH says:
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    You guys are making comments sections great again. Except that one guy who just talked trash without actually saying anything. Bravo to the group and JB for rolling with the punches. All great ideas don’t start out perfect, yes JB it had some good parts to it. The first cars are not something you want to drive but once they improved on it and got some horsepower it became fun. So in this analogy JB’s league uses a hand crank to start and Ralph’s is turn key. I have no skin in this game but love the hate (its in my name) and my takeaway here is the REL (Razzball’s Exceptionally Lame) is the league for missionary position, going to bed early on a Friday to get up and go to Bed Bath and Beyond with the wife to look at throw pillows and having dinner parties where the Dirty 30, I mean Razz 30, is the getting tattooed on a drunken bender, drinkin’ til the sun comes up, and bangin’ college girls as long as you possibly can league. I look forward to round 4 next week

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @J-FOH: push to start

      • J-FOH says:
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        @SheriffMcRawDawg: 12 cylinder fuel injected gold…. And to think when I helped Ralph in the off season with the changes and declined an entry I would be regretting it every Thursday

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: So what you’re saying is REL is like the puppy who lost his way, but the Razz30 is the dog. He needed to get lost to become a dog.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: the REL is like the runt of the litter and the Dirty 30 is the mother that ate the runt.

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @J-FOH: Get in the 30 next year man. Obviously hope no one cuts bait, but always seems to happen with that many teams

  14. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Is this the article to sign up for the Razz30 league next year?

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Jaaaaaake: You could eat off Noisey’s gooch

          • Jaaaaaake says:
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            @JB Gilpin: If nick says you’re in, you’re in. I mean, probably. We don’t expect to lose any players, but you know. Razz30 is life.

  15. Canes96 says:
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    JB – in a 12 team mixed dynasty – league has been around for 25+ years and I started from scratch this year – im still in the mix but dont expect to compete in Sept. with archer, broxton and buxton as my anchors. When do I stash some super 2s. I have Meadows but my bench is 6 spots and I have Murphy (and Soler) on my DL. Barreto, (I have Anderson though), Brinson, and Tapia are those I am considering. Appreciate your direction.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Canes96: Nice, hope you’re enjoying the league! always tough to hop into a dynasty… Def sounds like you need to stash away. Would get Brinson now. Especially since you have Broxton, whose approach is a little scary right now. Domingo isn’t playing great either. Barreto and Tapia are both very interesting too. is there a penalty for stashing and tanking a year? hah

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