Jose Lima died yesterday at the age of 37 after suffering a major heart attack.  In a career with its ups and downs, Jose was always entertaining.  It’s as if he was part baseball player and part wrestler.  It’s sadly ironic that he suffered the fate that many wrestlers have met in dying prematurely.

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Fantasy Razzball Standings are up!  Click here for the standings.  We’ve added a link to the left sidebar for the standings page as well.  We’ll try to update it every week or so.

Early congrats to Minor League Miner, the unidentified owner of the Flailin’ Mendozas (is that you, Mil Mascaras?), and Troy Patterson of RotoSavants.com and FireBrandAL.com

Good luck to all those in the running for the free DreamMaker Spa!

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The Fantasy Roundtable question of the week is:

Despite the tiny sample, what one player are you most worried about so far?

Visit this week’s roundtable @ RotoAuthority to see my answer (which clearly resulted in jinxing Nefty Happy) and others…

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Inspired by Seattle’s Doug Fister-Adam Moore battery, we’ve compiled a list of pitcher-batter combinations that, at their worst, make us wincingly smile like a corny Jay Leno weddings segment and, at their best, make us laugh like Jay Leno’s audience does at the aforementioned segment.

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While we at Razzball are content toiling within the modest confines of fantasy baseball blogdom, we occasionally like to flex our journalistic muscles and take on a challenging interview.  (Click here for our interview archive.)  Our interview subjects in this post are the director (Stephen Palgon) and star (Jed Latkin) of the recently released documentary Fantasyland (based on the Sam Walker book).

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I had an hour-long conversation last week with Aaron Murray over at RotoSavants on their “Fish Sticks on Wednesday” show.  Listen and you’ll see why I stick with blogging….

Part 1:   Discussion on ‘expert’ vs. competitive leagues.
Part 2:   Discuss the Blog Wars draft

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I’m participating in one NL-only and one AL-only league this  year.  I already covered the AL-only draft – this post covers the NL-only one.

This 12 team NL expert league is hosted by our friends over at KFFL - named, of course, after the Kentucky Flag Football League that won $1 in an  antitrust suit with the NFL when the judge realized that a game in which Derby jockeys play with a football coated in the Colonel’s finger-licking grease is awesome.

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Like many of you, I cut my fantasy baseball teeth on snake-drafting 10-12 team mixed leagues.*  But I’ve found that, to paraphrase Spinal Tap, the looser the league’s Free Agent waistband, the deeper the quicksand I get into.  I’d lose a closer to injury only to find that some joker on the West Coast picked up the replacement while I was sleeping. 

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Wondering what the ‘experts’ think about Colby Lewis – aka the biggest American phenom to appreciate its value in Japan since Cecil Fielder and Cheap Trick?  Should you expect a Cecil Fielder-sized ERA or will he surrender few enough runs and baserunners that you’ll want to want him?

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While we at Razzball are content toiling within the modest confines of fantasy baseball blogdom, we occasionally like to flex our journalistic muscles and take on a challenging interview.  (Click here for our interview archive.)  Sometimes that’s not enough of a challenge and we answer for our interview subject. 

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