It’s been about a month or so since our last update on where we is/are. We’ve been sitting in first in a few leagues and have gone from the top to the middle to the bottom of the pack of one league then back to 2nd. Okay, updates done. So what about your teams? I keed. I’ll go over some outstanding moves (there’s been a few) and some clunkers (none as bad as Hochevar). Anyway, here’s our fantasy baseball team updates:
15 Team, mixed league, 5×5; host: Tim of RotoRob, Currently in 1st place, 1 point in front.
Key Pickup – The Big FraGu has a line of 8/4/13/.341/2 so far on our team. Get well soon! I fully expect him to be dropped from this team by the next time we do an update, but so far so genius. Also, two days before Ramon Hernandez went to the DL — but about two months after he was viable — we used our waiver claim and grabbed Napoli. He’s hit two homers so far for us. Not really sure why he was dropped in this deep of a league, let alone why he fell to us at 14 out of fifteen teams in the waiver process. But we’ll take it.
Debilitating Loss – Carlos Beltran will be a recurring theme in our debilitating loss slot for all of our teams. So far in this league FraGu’s held up his end of the bargain.
16 Team, mixed league, 5×5; host: Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Roto Arcade, Currently in 1st place, 14.5 points in front.
Key Pickup – Garrett Jones. Need I say more. Okay, I will. I wish I grabbed Jones in every league I was in. Even in my league that only use players with the last name Rzepczynski. BTW, Garrett Jones was dropped and we needed to use our waiver claim for him, so if you wanna Razz my leaguemates in the comments, go for it.
Debilitating Loss – Jones filled in for Beltran here. Also, we lost Kelly Johnson, but that probably helped us, even if EverCab and Lowrie have been less than ideal.
12 Team, mixed league, 5×5 (with OBP/SLG instead of AVG/HR) ; host: FSWA, Currently in 2nd place, 3.5 points out of first.
Key Pickup – On this team, we lost Jose Reyes (actually we never had him because I made the boneheaded trade of Adam Dunn for him around the time of the Mets first lie saying he’d be back tomorrow – which was almost two months ago), then we lost Carlos Beltran/Quentin, then lost Bedard (have since traded him), then had to deal with owning Gerardo Parra for three weeks. This team was in shizzambles for about a month. (At the last update we were down to 4th. We fell to 8th at one point.) But we scrambled and made some trades. I sent Broxton and Bedard away for Carlos Lee and sent Scherzer away for Bourn. Luckily, we had a 20+ save lead on the pack and were able to do the Broxton trade, while hurting in steals and Scherzer can’t get passed the fifth inning so the 2nd one seemed like a no-brainer. (The Reyes trade was supposed to help with steals, obviously it did not.) Right now, I’m proudest of this team because of how hard of a struggle it’s been. When this team tanks again, it will again be the redheaded stepchild.
Debilitating Loss – Did you miss the Key Pickup section where I went over how many guys we lost?
12 Team, NL, 5×5; host: FantasyPros911, Currently in 1st place, 9 points in front.
Key Pickup – This is Rudy’s team. (I’m merely a consultant.) I can’t speak for Rudy, and he’s off in some far away world doing spy stuff, but I will wonder aloud on this. Fantasy Pros 911 did about 16 updates of this league on their site when they were in first. I don’t think there’s been one since they dropped to 8th. Cust kayin’.
Key Trade – Rudy just sent Huston Street packing for Stephen Drew. When trading any closer for a top SS in an NL-Only league, you gotta love that. Especially when you’ve got about two times the saves as 10 of the other 11 teams.
Debilitating Loss – Rudy’s in first, and that’s with Conor Jackson, Volquez, Maine, and Soto being hurt. Oh, and Rudy dropped J.A. Happ for Eric Stultz. But Rudy’s a huge fan of the movie Mask.