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The first week of the season brought more closer questions and injury woes. Carlos Marmol is now owned in just 28 leagues, while Shawn Camp was being speculated on in 11 leagues yesterday, but that has already dropped to 7 today after a 2-run outing. The biggest add was definitely Miami starter Jose Fernandez, who is now owned in all 64 RCLs. Three home runs raised J.P. Arencibia’s desirability, and he is now owned in 39 leagues. Jose Valverde is expected to take over as the closer in Detroit eventually, and has been grabbed in 40 leagues.

EXPERTS: Our fearless leader finished week 1 in first place! Adam Jones, Jed Lowrie, Paul Goldschmidt, Shin-Soo Choo, and Jimmy Rollins paced a solid offense, while Jonathon Niese, Zack Greinke, Tommy Milone, and Jake Peavy helped Grey overcome the usual slow start for Yovani Gallardo on the pitching side. The defending champion, Mastersball.com Carey is right on Grey’s heels in second place. Rudy sits in 7th place with very cold bats, except for Nelson Cruz (.458/4RBI) and Ryan Braun (.400/4 RBI). Here’s hoping Braun doesn’t miss any more games.

Writers: Andrew Nordmeier is setting the pace in Razzball Elites, thanks to a strong pitching staff led by Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, and  Cliff Lee. Through 66.1 innings he has an ERA of 2.31 and 0.93 WHIP.

Trades: Jose Altuve was dealt for Mark Trumbo while Joe Nathan was acquired in exchange for two starters, Anibal Sanchez and Jeremy Hellickson in the only 2 deals of the week.

Weekly Leaders

The Texas Tortfeasors (Hu Are Yu?) hit .356 with 54 runs, 25 home runs, 67 RBI, and 10 stolen bases to earn Week 1 hitting honors. Chris Davis led the way with 5 runs, 4 home runs, and 17 RBI while hitting .455. Todd Frazier hit .524 with 3 homeruns and 8 runs batted in, and Mike Morse also drove in 8 with 5 homers.  Carlos Santana (.500/2 HR), Andrew McCutchen (4 steals), Michael Cuddyer (.438/7 RBI), Paul Goldschmidt (.375/6 RBI), Shin-Soo Choo (.375/8 Runs/3 HR), and Jose Reyes (.435/2 SB) also provided some nice numbers.

Average: .356 (Texas Tortfeasors, 5ive5ive9ine !! – International Razzball)
Runs: 66 (Sultans of Swing – Modesto Nuts)
HR: 25 (Texas Tortfeasors)
RBI: 67 (Texas Tortfeasors, Team Podhorzer – Experts)
SB: 15 (Claycord Ding – Double Platinum Haters, Georgia Peaches – MDK Razzball League)

Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache (Cracking The WHIP) recorded 8 Wins and 5 Saves with 79 strikeouts in 73.2 innings and a 1.47 ERA and 0.83 WHIP to lead on the pitching side. Kershaw (16 K in 16 shutout innings), Yu Darvish (20 K) and Jon Lester each won twice, while Alex Cobb and Wade Miley also contributed victories. The relief corps threw 7.2 scoreless innings, with Sergio Romo picking up 3 saves.

Ks: 105 (Machado With Nothing – The Art of Fielding)
Wins: 9 (Team Harris – BOOM, Saskatchewan Grizzlies – Razzball League)
Saves: 10 (The Man Bear Pigs – Chicks Dig The Long Ball, Colicky Fuddruckers  – Razz Canada, Ctrl + F -ing Tehol’s Mom – Razzball Elites, ENEDINA’S  FOXES – American Heritage Baseball)
ERA: 1.27 (40 IP min) (Team BM-  in Trout We Trust)
WHIP: 0.79 (40 IP min) (Brew  Crew – Fantasy Champions)

Bosch Brothers   (in Trout We Trust)
103/337   (.306)
54 R/20 HR/55 RBI/8 SB
  70.1 IP
80 K/6 W/2.82/0.87/8 S
Bosch Brothers’ great start has them 32 points ahead with 114 after the first week. This despite two of their top 4 picks, Robinson Cano (#4) and Yoenis Cespedes (#45), hitting .130. Jed Lowrie took up the slack, though, hitting .500 with 7 runs, 3 HRs, and 6 RBI. Kevin Youkilis was also a pleasant surprise with a .409 average, 4 runs, and 4 RBI. Paul Goldschmidt (.370/7 Runs/7 RBI), Norichika Aoki (.370/5 Runs/1 SB), Alex Rios (.364/3 HR/2 SB), Jacoby Ellsbury (7 RBI/4 SB), and Mike Morse (5 HR/8 RBI) all made significant contributions. Alexi Ogando (10 K in 6.1 shutout innings) and Dan Straily (11 K in 6.2 IP) led the pitching staff. Jeff Samardzija added 22 strikeouts. Five relievers recorded saves, with Rafael Betancourt notching 3 in 3.1 scoreless innings.
  1. Ryan says:
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    Would u trade R soriano for Grienke?
    Guy needs saves
    10 team standard
    Thanks!!

    • Aaron says:
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      that’s a no brainer dude

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Ryan: Yes.

  2. taxseasonishell says:
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    Sit or start Peavy at Washington today?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @taxseasonishell: I’d start him. Not sure why you’d want my opinion though.

  3. Slacker says:
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    Where can I find the full rankings by team in the RCL?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Slacker: The overall standings will be posted around the end of the month. This early things change drastically daily.

      • royce! says:
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        @VinWins: I certainly hope so, because I appear to have inadvertently drafted a fantasy razzball team…

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @royce!: I see you changed the team name to hide your identity.

          • royce! says:
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            @VinWins: Though if Maybin keeps playing like shizz, I could see dropping him and returning to the original name…

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @royce!: I can’t believe you’re calling out your players in the press.

  4. Frank Lynch says:
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    Do you think Jose Altuve is any good? Why didn’t he play last night? Is he a part time guy?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yes. He did. No.

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks Buddy!!!

  5. Quinn says:
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    How soon before the stream-o-nator is up and running? Nothing better than streaming wire trash and getting a good start to make your league mad.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Quinn: Rudy said he ran into some coding and calculations errors, so the new target date is April 15.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Eddy: Thanks for the update, Eddy.

  6. mauledbypandas says:
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    Thanks for the update Vin! Now make RIV stop questioning who I drop :(

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Ha. He’s just trying to help you, I’m sure.

  7. Brendan says:
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    Should I start or bench Lance Lynn tonight against Cincinnati?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Brendan: I’m a pessimistic Cardinal fan, so I say bench. But I’m not an expert.

  8. Men-in-Cleats says:
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    Awesome. Now if my Bosch Brothers drop like a rock from here on out at least I have this blog entry to fall back on. Got very fortunate in that I waited way too long to get my first pitcher and missed out on Sunday’s SP meltdown-a-thon.

    • VinWins

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      @Men-in-Cleats: Congratulations! Great start.

  9. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Congratulations! Great start.

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Damn, I was so close to team of the week

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, you actually had 2 teams in my top 25.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @VinWins: Go Get Your Shinebox had me hoping I could be somebody!

        Are you going to be doing any updates on the razzball leagues?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @VinWins: cool, are you in my razzball league or did you just draft for someone else?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @VinWins: Razz North

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: Ok, things get confusing. Yeah, I turned that team over to somebody else. That’s the only way I ever get my name on a winning team. Royce! won one last year with me as a “co-owner.”

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @VinWins: self zing!……nice

  11. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I have a team with a .188 batting average.

    • VinWins

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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Hey, I don’t like people using my posts to brag.

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