Mauledbypandas has a 2.5-point lead entering the final week of the season. It’s still a wide open battle, with 10 teams within 5-and-a-half points of Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache. Hope you have the right moves left in you! Should be a fun week. Good luck, everyone!
Check out the 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||mauledbypandas||Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache||112.3||1|
|2||the remains of the bay||109.8||3|
|6||Thats a Shame||108.0||4|
|6||MasterofGrond||Waco Night Terrors||108.0||14|
|8||Pray For Rain||107.6||16|
|10||A Hill O’ Beans||My Mustache Has a Mustache||106.8||7|
Grey stretched his lead to 9.5 and looks to coast to victory. The only question now is whether or not Rudy can make it a 1-2 Razzball sweep. Rudy had a great week on the mound with 5 wins, 6 saves, a 2.10 ERA, and 88 strikeouts in only 64 1/3 innings. Grey led the league in runs (44) and steals (11).You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 25 stats here.
Looking at Grey’s draft, his first three picks are currently ranked in the top 10 on the Razzball Player Rater (Robinson Cano, Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Jones). Not a bad start. His 4th pick, Shin-Soo Choo hit .331 with 25 runs, 5 home runs, 13 RBI, and 3 stolen bases in 118 at-bats before being used to acquire Adrian Beltre, who has contributed 66 runs, 22 home runs, 72 RBI, and a steal while hitting .335. He was then able to flip Manny Machado and Glen Perkins (13th and 14th picks) for David Price, who has given him 7 wins and 91 Ks with an ERA of 2.82 and 1.00 WHIP.
|Tehol||104||Mr. Beddict wrapped up this league long ago. He needs 15 home runs in the last week to set a new RCL record.|
|Sky||92||Came on strong at the end to cruise to second place.|
|Andrew||81||In 1st for 10 of the first 11 weeks, but faded in the second half.|
|Podcast Nick||44||Will drop to last place if he fails to reach the 1000 IP minimum (needs 91 more).|
|Check out all the writers’ week 25 stats.|
2012 RCL Champions League: A 3-team battle looks to go down to the final day. Big Magoo [88.5], Prague Defenestrators [87.5], Worldwide Suicide .
League Competitive Index: As the season winds down, the gap between the best leagues and the rest widens as participation wanes in many leagues. The ECFBL now have an LCI of 109 as they are catching up in Games Started and battling to the end. Random Italicized Voice’s effort to start a Champions League has proved successful, as they are #2 at 106. RIV’s other league, Cracking The WHIP is next with 105.
Myrtle’s Acres: Still 4 teams in the hunt with T Moore’s abandoned team affecting the outcome as they fail to reach the IP minimum. A Man Named Brady will gain 2 points when Team MAGPIES lose their pitching ratio points, while Team SQUINTS will add one point.
Foot’s Cold Sweat 89.5
A Man Named Brady 89
The Good The Vlad The Utley 84.5
Team SQUINTS 84
Some other close battles:
Wily Young Delmons: Speed Merchants 87, Dong City 86.5, Team Stark 83, Dempster Babies 81.5
RCL on PEDs: MidWest Carnival Folk 90.5, Big Magoo 88, Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers 88
Modesto Nuts: Sin City Sinners 91.5, Dr. Strangeglove 87.5
Last Chance: Wes Mantooth 90.5, Pittsburgh Lumber Company 89, Hannover Hotspurs 88.5
You Say Potato, I Say Schmotato: Manscapers Anonymous 89, Wood Street Wonders 86
It’s Raining On Braun Night: Team Big Fun 94.5, The Cream and the Clear 89, Eldritch Abominations 86.5
American Heritage Baseball: The Best Team Ever 91, Heaving Tekulves 89
Remember Matt Bush: Th3 Prodigal Son 95, Hawkline Monsters 94
You down with PEDs?: Oakland Earth 100.5, TP for my Buchholz 98
Smokey’s Harem: Santo’s Wooden Legs 89, Fightin’ Shardana 87.5, Spirited Scrappers 86.5
Real fake sports: Tennessee Jed 101, Charlestown Charlies 97.5
Razz Sask: The Slop 90, No Comment 89.5,
Wake Up!: The Gyorkoffs 95, Animus Ramirez 90.5
Razz balls: Team Nuuuu 98, Cooperstown Schmohawks 96.5
Ones are GOOD right?: PublicEnemy #1 99.5, WoodyPaige AllStars 96.5
Is it next year yet: Tarzana Orange 108.5, A Kick in the Pfffrrrttt 104
BOOM: ¡ay Rios mío! 94.5, Hanley’s Busted Thumbs 94.5
Hu Are Yu?: Team blue balls 99.5, Batter Face 98
International Razzball: nhv STEELERS 98, Charlie Bee 98, Drunk Synergy 93
Matt B is a Tool: team MAGPIES 90, Butte Invaders 89, Mark Grace’s HOF Campaign 86
Team murphy (Invisible Horse Riders) had a great hitting line with a .337 average, 64 runs, 13 home runs, 57 RBI, and 4 steals. Jay Bruce was the star, hitting .333 average with 5 runs, 1 home run, 14 RBI, and a steal. Matt Carpenter (.406/7 Runs/1 HR/5 RBI), Jed Lowrie (.375/6 Runs/2 HR/4 RBI), and Norichika Aoki (.385/7 Runs/2 SB) made nice contributions.
Average: .340 (Book It! – Humm Baby)
Runs: 64 (Team murphy – Invisible Horse Riders)
HR: 19 (Rosco P Coletrane – Real fake sports)
RBI: 64 (Random ItalicizedVoice – Cracking The WHIP)
SB: 17 (All Hail Beddict – Razzball Elites)
Team Dalmore (Beef SAGNOF!) won pitching honors this week with 96 strikeouts in 93.2 innings and 7 wins, 9 saves, an ERA of 1.92, and 1.01 WHIP. Gerrit Cole (6 IP/Win/12 K), Scott Kazmir (7 IP/Win/0 ER/10 K), Rick Porcello (6 IP/Win/10 K), and Bartolo Colon (6 IP/Win/0 ER/8 K) led the way, while LaTroy Hawkins and Steve Cishek each added 2 saves. They are now in 34th place overall. And, since just about every move I made this year was wrong, I figured I could mention my good day. On Saturday my pitching staff recorded 6 wins with 58 Ks, an ERA of 1.78, and 0.87 WHIP. You can find all the lines when teams use 9 pitchers to finish off their games started here.
Ks: 112 (Albuquerque Rhinos – The Art of Fielding)
Wins: 10 (A Tale of Two SAGNOFs – Bold Predictions)
Saves: 9 (Toronto Slacker – Razzballed, Mississippi Xylophonists – Household Appliances, JJ Waiver Weavers – Robust Herd, Team Dalmore – Beef SAGNOF!, Brew Crew – Fantasy Champions)
ERA: 0.90 (40 IP min) (Earth, Wind and Gardenhire – BOOM)
WHIP: 0.78 (40 IP min) (Zinzinnati Zeebo – Dubbels, Tripels and Bocks)
| 92/333 (.276)
46 R/14 HR/60 RBI/6 SB
85 K/7 W/2.87/1.07/6 S
|Oaktown Steve’s team took over first place in You down with PEDs? and moved up to to 31st overall in week 25. On the pitching side, Steve streamed 12 different starters for 7 wins and 70 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.53 and 1.01 WHIP. The best results came from Scott Kazmir, Andrew Cashner, and Bartolo Colon, who combined for 22 strikeouts in 22 scoreless innings and 3 victories. Matt Cain, Jon Lester, and Jose Quintana also had impressive starts. Casey Janssen recorded 3 saves, while Kenley Jansen added two more. On the offensive side, Jay Bruce had 14 RBI, and Chase Utley hit .400 and drove in 10. Rajai Davis added 4 steals.|