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The first full week brought more reliever injuries, questionable manager decisions, and batting slumps, causing much consternation in the Razzball world. Colby Rasmus took a lot of the vitriol, and was dropped in 10 leagues. He was usually picked up again, though, and started to heat up, finishing with 5 RBI and a stolen base.

Adam LaRoche was a key add this week, and is now owned in all 48 leagues, as compared to 49.4 % of all ESPN leagues. Lance Lynn (44 leagues/18.5% ESPN), Zack Cozart (48/50.9%), Alejandro De Aza (48/22.5%), and Bryan LaHair (37/4.9%) were also RCL favorites. Bryce Harper is now owned in 31 leagues as many are hoping for an early call-up.

There were 6 trades, and as usual in fantasyland, some big names were dealt. In RCL 21,  Giancarlo‘s injury status scared Montgomery Biscuits into trading Stanton and Daniel Bard to Team Bass for Jose Reyes. In the same league, Smell The Glove dealt Andrew McCutchen and Tommy Milone to Man Lotion for Alex Rodriguez and Jay Bruce.  Lackey’s Chicken Shack was chasing saves in RCL 46, trading Brandon Phillips to Wood Street Wonders for Jason Motte and Matt Capps. Others traded this week include Nelson Cruz, Dan Haren, Edwin Encarnacion, Alex Gordon, and Madison Bumgarner. You can find all the trades in the fantasy baseball forums. The Commenter League threads can be found under “Everything Else.”

League Leaders

Premium Lumber (RCL 46), paced by Matt Kemp’s amazing line (.545/7 R/4 HR/8 RBI), were the top hitting team this week. They hit .331 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI, 53 runs, and 7 steals.

Average: .376 (This is Not A Name – Original Recipe)

Runs: 57 (Team Duda on Yu – RCL 38)

HR: 20 (Playin’ The Field – Beef SAGNOF!)

RBI: 59 (The Padre’s Pirates – Matthew Berry Is A Tool )

SB: 14 (Team Elijah’s Army – RCL 22)

Team Robbins (Fantasy Master Lotharios) put up the best pitching numbers this week, thanks to C.J. Wilson (2 wins/1.38 ERA), Jonathan Niese (1 Win/0.00/0.90), Brandon Beachy (1 Win/0.75/1.00), and Ricky Romero (1 Win/1.08/0.60). They finished with 70 Ks in 86 innings, 10 wins, 3 saves, 2.20 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.13.

Ks: 24 (The Man Bear Pigs – RCL 24)

Wins: 10 (Team Robbins – Fantasy Master Lotharios)

Saves: 10 (Ali’s Beard  – Myrtle’s Acres)

ERA: 1.51 (Highly Questionable – RCL 44)

WHIP: 0.73 (Yu R A Whirling Darvish  – RCL 29)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK – April 9 – 15
Bay City Bandits (RCL 46)
.332 (105/316)
52R/12 HR/45 RBI/7 SB
48.2 IP
51 K/4 W/2.03/0.97/7 S
The Bay City Bandits moved up 2 spots in the standings to take first place in RCL 46 away from Premium Lumber, with Michael Young (.414/3 R/1 HR/8 RBI), Derek Jeter (.429/5 R/2 HR/6 RBI), and J.D. Martinez (.391/4 R/2 HR/7 RBI) leading the way. Two more Rangers, Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton, added 6 home runs and 15 runs scored. Javy Guerra contributed a win and 3 saves, with an ERA of 0.00 and 0.75 WHIP. Matt Garza tossed 8.2 scoreless innings, recording 9 strikeouts and allowing just 5 baserunners. Shawn Marcum added 12 Ks in 13 innings with a 0.77 WHIP.

  1. AdamH says:
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    Where can I find the overall standings?

    • VinWins

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      @AdamH, Sorry, answer is down at #3.

  2. Robb says:
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    Woohoo!! Team of the week! I feel famous!

    -Manager of the Bandits

    • VinWins

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      @Robb, Congratulations! Although, do you still remember last week’s team?

  3. VinWins

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    Probably get the master standings up in a couple weeks. This early they change a lot every day, plus so many teams are still changing their names, which messes the overall standings page until I figure out who made the change.

    • AdamH says:
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      @VinWins, Gotcha. Just didn’t know if I was missing them somewhere. Thanks!

  4. BucLover says:
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    Hey Vin, I am in a Yahoo Pro League – 12 team rottisserie and a fella is offering me Delmon Young and Drew Stubbs for Jordan Zimmermann. I declined the trade and told him I coveted Zimmermann and didn’t want the avg. drain that Stubbs offers up. Delmon is Delmon…to me, he’s one step away from waiver wire grade. Here is the reply I got back …. “I need ratio help so that is why I proposed Zimmerman. It looks like you are strong in ratio and I am strong on offense so I thought there might be something worth looking at between our two teams. If you can think of anything else that you think makes sense I am open to suggestions. “…My question, Vin, is – what does he mean by “ratio”? Also, for what it’s worth, my team looks like this-
    C-Soto (Avila)
    1B-Votto (Fielder)
    2B-Kendrick (RyanRoberts)
    3B-Beltre (Longoria)
    SS-Andrus (Rollins)
    OF-McCutchen (Bourjous)
    OF-Werth (AlexGordon)
    OF-AdamJones (DelmonYoung)
    UT-Rios (Bruce)
    UT- Cozart (Uggla)
    BN-Espinosa (AdamLaroche, Helton, JamileWeeks, Stubbs)

    SP-Lester (Gallardo)
    SP-Zimmermann (AnibalSanchez)
    SP-Bumgarner (Price)
    SP-Latos (JoshJohnson)
    SP-Scherzer (Tommy Milone)
    SP-Lily
    SP-Capuano
    RP-Marshall (Broxton)
    RP-HenryRodriguez (Santos)
    RP-JimJohnson (ChrisPerez)
    RP-MikeAdams (Casilla)
    IR-Farnsworth (Stauffer)

    The other guys team is in parenthesis.
    Do you think you would have rejected the trade?
    Do you see a “fairly even trade” that would help me and inprove his “ratio”?
    Thanks again…

    • Chris says:
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      @BucLover,

      His ratios are his ERA/WHIP (as they aren’t direct counting stats).

      You didn’t ask for my opinion on the trade, but I personally don’t think there’s a great match here. I suppose Gordon might be an upgrade over getting Stubbs, but you’re looking pretty good in the OF anyway. If he’s desperate, maybe he’d be willing to up Uggla? (even if not 1 for 1.)

    • VinWins

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      @BucLover, Well, as Chris explained ratios are just the non-counting stats, so that just leaves the trade. I agonize over trades all the time (even after I’ve made an offer, I keep thinking I shouldn’t have) so you seek better advice elsewhere. For myself, I would stick with what you have. Good luck,

  5. GTG says:
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    RCL rules question… Can i kick-out an owner who isn’t managing his team? He’s made no moves and isn’t updating his DL players or rotating through his starting pitchers. Also not responding to emails. I’d like to find a new owner to keep the league competitive. Any objection?

    • VinWins

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      @GTG, Grey was previously asked this question. He figured it was a pretty tough stance (as do I), but if there was a league consensus, it would be acceptable.

      • GTG says:
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        @VinWins, Thanks for the info. We’ll probably give people a couple weeks before we do anything, as the issue becomes more important May-September than in April.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @VinWins, I was the one that asked Grey previously. In my case it was because of the same things as above, plus, the manager actually told me he “wasn’t even participating in this league”. Which just annoys me to no end that you would sign up for a league and then from day 1 decide you aren’t going to bother playing in it.

        • VinWins

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          @A Hill O’ Beans, Yeah, very annoying.

  6. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    That incredible week of 0.73 WHIP dragged my team out of last place in the category….all the way to 9th with a sorta solid 1.30 WHIP! Too bad my team still has the league worst ERA at 4.63

    ~ Yu R A Whirling Darvish

    • VinWins

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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Nice. It shows what your team can do though, so it will probably keep improving. Still very early.

  7. and1mcgee says:
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    I want to drop Espinosa so bad. That is all.

    • VinWins

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      @and1mcgee, I guarantee you Espinosa will do something good sometime.

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    love your weekly update,thanks

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, You’re welcome! And, thanks for reading.

  9. Wake Up says:
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    Nice work Vin. Thanks.

  10. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Thank you, and you’re welcome!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @VinWins, maybe you could ask people to post it on here if they decide to change their team name…doesn’t seem like to much to ask..

      • VinWins

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        @Wake Up, Ah, it’s just something I like to complain about. Just adds some time to updating the standings. I can tell what league I’m dealing with, so I’m not searching through 576 teams or anything. Later in the season I expect teams will have settled on a name. Thanks for the idea. I was just letting people know that their actions have consequences. For me!

  11. AtLBravo! says:
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    Love the blog, big fan. Anyways, I feel like I have 1B locked down with Goldschimdt, Votto, and Lind. I am wondering if since I need some OF help if I should pick up Brennan Boesch, Drew Stubbs or Peter Bourjeous? Would it makes sense to drop Lind, and pick up one of the above? Or am I underselling Lind’s potential in a contract year? Thanks. (10 team H2H league, 21 categories)

    • VinWins

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      @AtLBravo!, You’re definitely going to want to ask Grey on the previous post for his take, but I’d like Stubbs over Lind or Goldschmidt.

      • AtLBravo! says:
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        @VinWins,
        I appreciate the advice. So, I guess my next question would be who has more upside Lind or Goldy? thanks.

        • AtLBravo! says:
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          or even nolan reimold (thinking outside of the box)

          • VinWins

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            @AtLBravo!, Personally, I would take Stubbs over Goldschmidt, but seriously, I’m not an expert. Grey did put Reimold in a “possible top 20 OF” tier this spring, so that could be the upside play.

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