The final results are in and I tested negative! Oh, wait, this is for the fantasy baseball leagues. Um, yeah, ignore that first sentence. This year in an unprecedented move of unprecedented size and bubbles. We’re giving away a hot tub to the Fantasy Razzball winner. I believe it’s a time machine too!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s been a while since we took a look at my teams because I don’t think many people really care how my teams are doing. It’s like when your friends tell you about the cutest thing their kid did. Jimmy lost his first tooth! Yeah, that’s nice as I mark your email as spam. We’ve been sitting within striking distance of first in a few leagues and have gone from the top to the middle in a few leagues. Okay, updates done. So what about your teams? Kidding. I’ll go over some outstanding moves and some clunkers. Oh, and since you really do only care about your teams — the RCL Standings and the Fantasy Razzball Standings were updated. Anyway, here’s our fantasy baseball team updates:
14 Team, Roto, 5×5, host: Brandon Funston of Yahoo, Currently in 2nd place
Key Pickup – Mike Napoli saved us from Quad-A All-Star, Jeff Clement. In 82 ABs, Napoli has a 15/6/16/.293/1 line and 6 vaffanculo’s from Scioscia. Justin Duchscherer worked for us for about 5 starts until Dr.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It was the best of teams – it was the worst of teams. Yes, I’m breaking out some Dickensian prose to paint my NL-only and AL-only teams as May comes to a close.
Let’s start with the worst team as that’s always more interesting – my AL-only team in a FantasyPros911-sponsored league. While my pre-season stats had me projected in 2nd place, I was never confident in this team. After a week of box scores where my whole lineup besides my two catchers (Mauer, K.Please, blog, may I have some more?
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.
Good luck to all those in the running for the free DreamMaker Spa!Please, blog, may I have some more?
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.Please, blog, may I have some more?
We already made two trades in this league, so keep that in mind. You want me to tell you the trades up front? You and those dimples! Okay, I’ll tell you. We traded… Here it comes… Wait for it… Wait, where did it go? Oh, here it is. We traded Pena for The Dread Pirate. And since you liked that one so much, we sent Rafael Soriano packing for Matt Garza. You say tomato, I say we got Matt Garza for some saves. The other trade will probably be a push, but The Dread Pirate worked better on our team, at least according to Advanced Quantum Fantasy Baseball Theory. Anyway, here’s our auction draft fantasy baseball team:
14 teams, H2H, 6×6 (OPS and Holds) C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL
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Jonathan Broxton – $17 — All 12 guys that went before our first pick went for much more than we were willing to spend. Almost all of them going for more than $30. We, Rudy and I — he drafted with me — had the most money at almost all times in the draft. So in the grand scheme of things, we knew pretty early that we could have just about anyone we really wanted under $30. I think I might’ve nominated Broxton, because I wanted someone to spend $20+ for him. Yeah, that didn’t work. We knew that other closers would go for more than Broxton.
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. I’d stubbornly stick with a lemon of a player through end of May while other teams spackled their roster holes with the breakout stars of the year (e.g, Quentin and Ludwick in 2008, Zobrist in 2009)
*Actually, Grey and I started duking it out in ESPN auto-drafting leagues and waking up the next morning to find 4 shortstops or 3 catchers on our squads.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It wasn’t my intention, but with this draft I was able to prove, in a pinch, I can draft a pretty good fantasy baseball team for 2006. Maybe they can show this draft on ESPN Classic. If I can somehow bait my leaguemates into my DeLorean, I could win this league. Rudy didn’t draft with me, but, after the draft, he said, “I really like this team.” Knowing Rudy’s a fantasy baseball cougar, I know it wasn’t a usual team for me to draft. Why did I draft it then? Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t, as the old nugget goes. Or maybe that’s nougat. Nevertheless, it’s less than 20 minutes after drafting this team and maybe I’ll cozy up to it over time. Maybe I’m just sore because I missed out on Kelly Johnson, Ian Stewart and Chase Headley. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be glad I missed out on those schmohawks when my Mr.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The other drafternoon I took part in my Fantasy Razzball draft where the object is to field the worst team possible. This team isn’t just bad. Nah, I outdid even myself this time. On a scale of one to ten, they’re a negative seven. I did the math! Somehow I managed to get a team where not one hitter projects for more than twelve home runs. If someone in the Royals brass gets wind of my drafting skills, I may get a job! If you think I’m being facetious (which was recently outlawed in Madagascar), shame on you. And shame on this team! My co-conspirators in this were:Please, blog, may I have some more?