Hey Razzballers – it’s been a while since our last formal standings update so let’s get crackin’….
In our Razzball Commenter League, the top three have been consistent for several weeks. Anthony G leads the pack by 7 points as he has a remarkable 111.5 points out of 120 in the Gorditas Supreme division. You’d think the division would suck but the overall league performs about equal with the rest of the divisions. ThirdandKing and Mowses are the other two teams over the 100 point mark in their leagues and own the 2nd and 3rd slots. I thought it would be interesting to see what players were on more than one of those teams. No player was on all three; here are those on 2 of the top 3: Adam Lind, Adrian Gonzalez, Mark DeRosa, Shin Soo-Choo, and Zack Greinke. Most of the other likely prospects you’d expect show up on one of the teams like Ibanez, Broxton, Nelson Cruz, etc. Perhaps we’ll do a test on the top 10 and bottom 10 teams to see who are the lucky and cursed players…. As for notables in the rest of the top 10, a pack of commenters have risen into the top 10 over the past 2 weeks: VanHammersly, Rhymenoceros, NoonTime, and PWNightmare.
In the Fantasy Razzball league, Mike Podhorzer of FantasyPros911 still is in the lead with Razzball commenter Jay and Jonathan Halket from The Hardball Times Fantasy Focus in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Only three players of note made it on two of the three teams: Emmanuel Burriss, Brian Anderson (White Sox), Shane Loux. Just goes to show there are many ways to both skin a cat and to assemble a crappy fantasy baseball team. Other notables in the top 10 include the Razzball duo of Grey (#4) and myself (#7). Razzball commenters ZK & Freak, and fellow bloggers RJ White from the Fantasy Baseball Cafe and Paul Moro of Umpbump.com.
Here are a few more shout-outs to the participating blogs. We appreciate them putting their reputations on the line to compete against bloggers and commenters in our little masochistic game:
Melissa from the ESPN Podcast “Play Ball with Amanda and Melissa“. This is the podcast that is ‘by women, for women”. I’ve tried the blog and found it to be strong enough for a man. I’m not sure why they haven’t had Grey or I on as it’s a well-known fact that more females visit our site (3) than any other fantasy blog.
Lee Perrault from RotoSavants - This blog is run by Troy Patterson and has been our friend since he came with us to Vegas and counted cards for us in blackjack. Lee has held his own in the league so far, lingering just outside the top 10 for the past couple of weeks. Luckily, rosters are finalized on Sunday nights so it doesn’t interfere with Monday night fish stick dinner.
Tirico Suave – One of the funnier sports blogs around, Tirico Suave took the bold step of referencing an ESPN anchor as part of their blog name. Loved this post/screenshot and it makes me want to buy MLB ’10 The Show to see what it says about Conor Jackson and Joey Votto.