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That’s a Shame (Bold Predictions) is the new overall leader after gaining in the standings for the sixth consecutive week, dropping the mauledbypandas team (Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache) down to second. Both teams drafted Miguel Cabrera with the number 1 pick back in March. That’s a Shame followed Miggy with Adam Jones and Jay Bruce, and grabbed Adam Wainwright in the fifth round for their first pitcher. Everth Cabrera in the 19th has given great value, hitting .299 with 31 runs, 24 RBI, and 28 stolen bases. TAS was close to taking top team honors for the third time this season with fine hitting (.299/41 Runs/13 HR/44 RBI/12 SB) and pitching (7 Wins/60 K/2.49/1.17/8 Saves) numbers. Check out the new and improved Master Standings (you can also access them via the Leagues menu up top) to see where your team ranks in comparison to the other 767 teams through Sunday. The page now includes sortable stats.

The Top 10

# RAZZBALL HANDLE TEAM NAME PTS. Last
1 That’s a Shame 106.8 5
2  mauledbypandas Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache 106.2 1
3 Pokey Reese 103.1 7
4 Slocemb If You Got Em 102.3 2
5  ichirosan Insert Catchy Player Pun 100.6 3
6  Jack Full Of Hate Go Get Your Shinebox 99.7 4
7 Retro Vertigo 99.1 57
8 Saskatchewan Grizzlies 99.0 44
9 Charlie Bee 99.0 20
10 Pitchers! (of Beer) 98.4 8
10 Your face aint got no saves 98.4 10

Movers and Shakers: Belligerent Mariners Fan (Go Big or Go Home) moved up 214 spots this week, and have now jumped from 760th to 373rd since May 6th. The 2011 Razzball Commenter League champion, Random ItalicizedVoice (Cracking The WHIP) moved into the Top 100, gaining 106 positions to 79th.

Free Agents: Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon were big adds this week. Cole is now available in just 1 league, while Rendon is unowned in 8 RCLs. Michael Pineda’s ownership has crept up to 22% as he could return by the end of June.

League News: The ECFBL has joined Cougars Welcomed at the top with a League Competitive Index of 105. Both are in the Top 10 in 7 categories, but the ECFBL lead 6 while Cougars Welcomed just lead in Wins. Also, the ECFBL has several teams well below the Games Started limit, so they could be poised to make gains in pitching categories. And, their fantasy legend, Chris (Retro Vertigo), reached the top 10 this week. Each of these top leagues have 2 teams in the top 100. Ones are GOOD right? leads with four top 100 teams.

Team News: With the season just about one-third complete, teams are on pace to smash RCL hitting records. The Saskatchewan Grizzlies (Razzball League) are representing my home province much better than I am, sitting in first place (and top 10 overall) and leading all teams with 140 home runs, chasing the record of 342 set in 2011 by Lazy Sunday (Go Big or Go Home). Lazy Sunday also holds the RBI record (1147), but Baseball Cougar (Night of the Living Zombinos) already has 491 this season. The story is the same in Runs and Steals. Royce!’s San Diego Chippers (RCL 33) scored 1219 runs last year; Toronto Slacker (Razzballed) looks to make a run at that total with 481 currently. The Spankers’ (Cracking The Whip) record of 249 stolen bases doesn’t look safe either, with Tainted Chode (Household Appliances) counting 103 thus far in 2013. And, there are many teams in each category on pace to break records. Will 2013 be a record-breaking year? While the numbers will probably even out over the rest of the season, it seems likely some new offensive standards will be set.

EXPERTS: Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs) held off Rudy for another week, though the gap is just 1 point now. Mike led the league with 47 runs, 14 home runs, and 53 RBI, and also had a fine 3.05 ERA with 4 wins and 5 saves. Scott Pianowski gained back some of the points he dropped the last few weeks, recording 5 wins and 6 saves with a 2.45 ERA and WHIP under 1. His team also hit .313 and picked up 15 stolen bases. Grey lost points for the first time in 5 weeks, but still holds down 5th place. He had a nice RBI total of 52, but hit only .248 and had an ERA of 4.74. You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 10 stats here.

Writers: Andrew Nordmeier stretched his lead to 14 points over Slim Smitty. Tehol gave back 6 of the 9-and-a-half points he gained last week and fell to third place. His team did hit 16 home runs, but with a .238 average, 5.29 ERA, and 1.43 WHIP, it probably felt like he was being hailed…on. Sky gained 4.5 points, tallying 46 runs and 45 RBI. He also had some nice pitching ratios — 1.94/1.15. Nick, JB, and Joe Morris all had WHIPs under 1. Check out all the writers’ week 10 stats. The Razzball Elite also completed their 6th trade as Sky sent Jonathan Papelbon and Jordan Zimmermann to Trevor Gallo for Paul Goldschmidt.

Trades: 19 more trades this week brings the total to 204 for the year. In the quest for saves, Ben Zobrist was traded for Mariano Rivera, Carlos Beltran for Addison Reed, and R.A. Dickey for Jonathan Papelbon. Domonic Brown was packaged in three deals. He was dealt with Desmond Jennings for Ryan Braun and Wil Myers in Original Recipe. Mark Teixeira and Bryce Harper were acquired for Brown and Dexter Fowler in Cougars Welcomed. Brown and Francisco Rodriguez were traded for Kevin Gregg and Josh Reddick in Bang Bang Boom. You can check out all the trades in the Fantasy Baseball Forums. Look for the RCL under the heading “Everything Else.” Also, be sure to check the player rater for “Rest of Season” projections when you’re considering a trade.

Weekly Leaders

Mobile 90 Min IPA (Imposing Sea Creatures) hit .333 with 44 runs scored, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, and 16 steals for the top offensive line this week. Yasiel Puig (.464/4 HR/10 RBI) and Everth Cabrera (.485/8 SB) led this team with amazing weeks.  Brett Gardner (.520/6 RBI) and Prince Fielder (.417/7 RBI) made huge contributions as well, while Yoenis Cespedes chipped in 4 home runs.

Average: .360 (Dong City – Wily Young Delmons)
Runs: 60 (Covered Risks – Cougars Welcomed)
HR: 20 (JUST THICK – Hu Are Yu?)
RBI: 61 (Tarzana Orange – Is it next year yet)
SB: 17 (Team SQUINTS – Myrtle’s Acres)

MStark (Ian’s Army – Cracking The WHIP) had a great pitching line this week. In 65.1 innings he had 68 strikeouts with an ERA of 1.38 and 0.98 WHIP, along with 5 wins and 8 saves. Kris Medlen tossed 13.2 scoreless innings, striking out 12 and picking up 2 victories. Julio Teheran allowed only 3 baserunners and no runs in an 8-inning/12 K gem. Mike Minor added two 6-inning/6-strikeout outings, winning one. Five different pitchers recorded saves, with Greg Holland collecting 3 and Aroldis Chapman two.

Ks: 91 (Lucky Meatballs – Champions League)
Wins: 8 (base knoxx – Something Something Mustache, Copales Charros – ECFBL, Baseball Cougar – Night of the Living Zombinos, Lucky Meatballs)
Saves: 10 (Nashville Champions – Go Big or Go Home, Ty Cobb Salad – Hu Are Yu?, Old Milwaukee – You Say Potato I Say Schmotato, The Fugs – Epic Beardmen)
ERA: 0.59 (40 IP min) (Donkey Punch – Razzballed)
WHIP: 0.76 (40 IP min) (Springfield ISOtopes – Something Something Mustache)

Daily and full season stats are available, and in the RCL forum there are team and league of the day threads, as well as the top batting and pitching lines.

Yellow Fever
119/351 (.339)
54 R/14 HR/56 RBI/13 SB
56 IP
57K/2 W/1.93/1.14/7 S
Yellow Fever (Humm Baby) moved into the top 40 overall this week, gaining 77 positions.  Everth Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Yadier Molina and Jason Heyward each hit over .400 for the Fever, while David Ortiz drove in 12 runs. Domonic Brown (.346/7 RBI) and Ian Desmond (.381/5 RBI) also contributed. Tim Lincecum picked up a victory and struck out 6. Cliff Lee, Yu Darvish, and Jose Fernandez also had solid starts. Rex Brothers had a win and a save, and Jim Johnson and Greg Holland each saved 3 games.

From Around The Web

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    I lost points? I thought I finally gained nice ground yesterday…

    • VinWins

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      @Grey: Well, it was a good day. Unfortunately, last week had 7 days, and they weren’t all good.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pray for me today when I send all of my rookie starters out there…

        • VinWins

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          @Grey: Well, I’ll pray for Wacha, but that’s it. I didn’t get Cole anywhere, so I imagine he’ll be fine.

          • Grey

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            Fair enough!

        • MasterofGrond says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, I’m fully expecting Wacha and Cingrani to destroy me.

          Scherzer should be good though, I hope (pray).

  2. VinWins

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    Well, it was a good day. Unfortunately, last week had 7 days, and they weren’t all good.

    • VinWins

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      @VinWins: Some day I’ll figure out this replying thing.

  3. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Fantasy Baseball is a cruel sport.

    Luke Gregerson took me from an ERA/WHIP of 0.38/0.78 in 47.1 IP to 0.94/0.88 in 48 IP with the last outing of the week when he got shelled by Colorado. Hell, until I streamed Pettite on Saturday (1 ER) and Phelps on Sunday (1 ER) my team hadn’t even given up a run.

    They build you up until the end, and then just when you think it’s over they rip your heart right out of your chest!

    • VinWins

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: I know what you mean. I was sailing along with a sweet 3.75 ERA, and then Matt Moore blows it up to 4.25.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @VinWins: On the plus side my other RCL team has apparently moved up to 14th overall. So I’ll stop complaining now.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: I hear you, I had Weaver, Nolasco(what was I thinking?), Cobb, and Kershaw yesterday.

      Needless to say my pitching line was not pretty.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @mauledbypandas: I’m a little wacky so I went with Jason Marquis as my streamer yesterday!

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: kudos to you! I thought about him, but didn’t have the balls to start him

  4. MasterofGrond says:
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    Never a good sign when you see them team behind you in your league have the week’s best hitting line, haha.

    • VinWins

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      @MasterofGrond: Ah, probably just a fluke.

  5. Doc Pounder says:
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    Is Porcello worth adding @ the expense of Garza, H. Bailey, or Cingrani.

    • Doc Pounder says:
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      @Doc Pounder: Need K’s

      • VinWins

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        @Doc Pounder: You better ask an expert. I’m just the RCL reporter who thought it was a good idea to trade Chris Davis and Carlos Beltran for Brett Lawrie.

  6. Tehol Beddict says:
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    you spoke too soon. im back in 2nd. also who the phuck is trevor gallo and how did he in writers league? does he write for razz ball???? Im confused. I think ive been hoodwinked. plus guy in first place team was phuckin auto drafted so im the real first place holder if you look at it that way which I do.

    • VinWins

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      @Tehol Beddict: Well, since this is a report on last week, and I waited until the end of the week, I didn’t really speak too soon. But great bounce back Tuesday! Congratulations, first celebrity to take Team Of The Day!

      Trevor – contributor for Razzball Baseball as the War Room spreadsheet technician.

      • Tehol Beddict says:
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        @VinWins: spreadsheet technician??????

        • VinWins

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          @Tehol Beddict: I know, impressive. I’m just a spreadsheet laborer.

  7. TBH says:
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    Thanks for the update, Vin. Always much appreciated.

    • VinWins

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      @TBH: You’re welcome! Thanks for reading!

  8. Visionary1 says:
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    It seems I asked for too little for Dom Brown.

    • VinWins

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      @Visionary1: Yeah, I guess it depends on what teams are willing to pay in your league.

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