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So if you hadn’t noticed, Nelson Cruz has been occupying the top spot (until yesterday) on our Player Rater for quite a while now. For the season, he’s hitting .303/.374/.636 with 21 home runs, 42 runs, and 55 RBI’s. In other news, what is up is down, and I’ve already made an appointment with the Catholic church to seek what our options are for exorcism. Afterall, this isn’t the only strange thing happening in the year of the Tommy John, aka year of Closermageddon, aka year of the Nelson Cruz. I can only surmise that the fantasy baseball gods are trolling us. How do I know this for sure? Anyone see what Lonnie Chisenhall has done? I rest my case.

The RCL Top 10

Why the top-10? Because they’re the top-10 teams out of 1,000+? And that’s pretty amazing? I’m Ron Burgundy? Simply put, they’re the best of the best of the best, and I think they deserve a little bit recognition. BUT NOT TOO MUCH. Just a taste.

1 Big League Wood Smokey’s Humidor 108.6
2 Pittsburgh Lumber Company Take On The Jay(Wrong) Cinco! 107.4
3 Team R to the Izzo Thunder Down Under 101.6
4 Big Magoo RCL Champions League 101.3
5 Hard Wood on Ball I Dream of RCL 100.3
6 Arizona Au Shizz Mierda Verde 99.7
7 Colicky Fuddruckers GREYco Inc. 99.7
8 Hannibal Montana Take On The Jay(Wrong) 99.6
9 Manwich Men Beddict the Saintly and Friends 99.3
10 Satchel Rages Night of the Living  98.6

The 2014 Razzball Commenter League Master Standings (Click on it. Seriously. Do it.)

- I guess I should point out that Big League Wood and Pittsburgh Lumber Company have been stuck in the top two spots for three weeks now. Probably proving that we should really believe in the power of lumber. OR a lumberjack with a major league boner.

The RCL Round-Up

- We’re going random today, which is a fun little game I play. I go to the master standings, close my eyes, and then have a romantic moment with my mouse, scrolling up and down a few inches, and then clicking on whatever the pointer lands on. It only took a few seconds… that never happens by the way. I SWEAR.

- The first team my pointer landed on (hey now) was the team Girl Number Four from the Brucely, This Is The Best RCL, which I think is my own subconscious reminding me that the only way I’ll be able to interact with a girl this year is by clicking on their fantasy baseball team. Thanks! Also, no offense, but I only date girls with the number three, at the bare minimum. Four is just too low. Sorry I’m not sorry.

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- Hmm, only one DL slot taken up, and by Joel Hanrahan. I think you’re cheating.

- Adding to the strange season we are experiencing, as I touched upon in the lede, we see Joe Mauer being benched in favor of A.J. Pierzynski. Truly, this is a weird year.

- The second team I randomly discovered was I’m in I’m in (which also describes my Friday night at home with my pillow), from the Zoso RCL.

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- Protip: You can’t have 11 starters. I mean, you can have 11 starters, but there is a cap on this sort of thing. Seeing as how you have Mitch Moreland, Mark Reynolds, Yangervis Solarte, Tommy Medica, Matt Joyce, and Dayan Viciedo, you got holes in different area codes. Whatever that means.

The RCL #1

The RCL #1, which sounds like a RCL made for 2001: Space Odyssey (Grey notified me that RCL #1 isn’t related to a space shuttle, but is meant to be said like The Iron Sheik.  RCL #1! RCL #1! RCL #1!), is the Friends & Family league that Grey created so we could all be his fantasy baseball punching bags. Actually, maybe not so much punching bags as mustache combs. Seems more Grey-ish to me.

Regardless, this league stars myself, Rudy, Tehol the Elder God, Prospector Scott, Paul, the Sing(ing)man, Nick the Podcast Host, and Sky… err, the Blue? We need to find you a better title buddy. But that’s us, that’s the family. Which, I can assure you, I’m already filing paperwork to gain emancipation. The friends are Dalton Del Don from Yahoo, Brad Johnson from FanGraphs, Ryan Carey of Mastersball, and Tim McLeod of RotoRob.

The Standings:

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- Much has been made of the big trade between Grey and myself. Actually, not really. I think, like, two people noticed. Just to catch you up, I traded Troy Tulowitzki for Gerrit Cole, Rafael SorianoDallas Keuchel, and Elvis Andrus. Now, forgetting the fact that Cole just landed on the DL, there is more than just Grey’s angle to this trade. As was already stated, Rudy described this trade in a nutshell: trading four quarters for a dollar. But I’m not quite sure why Rudy has all these nutshell’s hanging around. Regardless, my team had holes. And so this basically kills four birds with one stone, which seems impossible. And sadistic. Each and everyone one of those players helps my team, as I needed starters, steals, and saves. True, the best player in the deal went to Grey. But there’s something to be said about putting all your eggs in one basket… so, let me ask you something, when’s the last time Tulowitzki played in 150+ games?

- Oh, hey, guess who owns Lonnie Chisenhall in this league?

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- Boo-yah.

I lost someone very special to me yesterday. You should get to know her a little. 

From Around The Web

  1. BenJ says:
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    Wow… I thought I had the worst OF in RCL.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BenJ: To be fair, I’ve had to deal with injuries to Myers and Trumbo. I also traded Kemp and Huston Street for Tanaka… so it happens I guess.

      But yeah, I hate my OF.

      • Sherm says:
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        @Jay: But hey, you have Kiermaier. At least as good as Sam Fuld in the short term, I’d say. There you go!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Sherm: Think positive.

  2. Sky

    Sky says:
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    If only I had been told that drafting Chris Davis, Carlos Santana, and Jedd Gyorko would be such a bad thing. Well that and if I had known drafting Khris Davis would’ve worked out fine if I’d held on about a week longer. I officially hate life. The cereal, of course. Gets soggy way too quick. Corn Chex FTW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Hosmer is about a week away from productivity

      • Zar says:
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        @Grey: Is that a hint that we should buy Hosmer? lemme go make an offer quick….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was saying cause Sky just dropped him

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Grey: I actually put a waiver claim in to replace Chisenhall… but cancelled last night. What a crazy season.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: @Jay: I do trust Hosmer will now hit 20 HRs ROS because I’ve dropped him. Lady Luck wouldn’t piss on me if I were on fire in that league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hope she’d hand me the bucket so I can soak my feet…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          And Hosmer HRs. Today. After getting dropped. By me…I just…I can’t…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hahaha

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    So sorry to read about your dog…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grey: I appreciate it Grey.

  4. Joe says:
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    Denard span or ben zorbits for the rest of the season?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe: Zobrist.

  5. Paul says:
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    Hey Jay – Hamels or Ryu ROS? Never considered myself a big Hamels fan, but was offered this trade and now seriously considering his Hamels for my Ryu…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Paul: Hamels, but it’s close for me.

      • Paul says:
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        @Jay: Thanks!

  6. J-FOH says:
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    As a participant in both the FCL and the Champions league I have to say there is no way they are equal in the index. The FCL is far harder than the Champions. I know this may not be a popular thing to say but I have to tip my cap to some of the amazing things that have been done in the FCL

  7. DanTheMetsFan says:
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    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  8. de nachos says:
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    So sorry about your bud. 5 and change years is way too short.

    Now where’s Girl Number Four? Pics or it’s a dude.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @de nachos: Thanks so much.

      I can state that the team logo is pink. So it might actually just be Tehol.

  9. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    Sorry to hear about Sonny. I raise my glass to you both.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Guru: Be sure it has Black Label!

  10. Girl Number Four (aka yankeebot) says:
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    I got mentioned in a Razzball blog post?! I am somebody! A girl somebody. For realz.

    RIP Sonny :(

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    Sorry about your little buddy, I know what it’s like to lose pets very suddenly that you are close to. You know what the best thing to do after it is? Go get another one, really is. Not wanting to sound disrespectful but that is the best way to get over the loss of a close pet, you’ll soon get fond of another one and feel much better.

    With you on what a crazy year it’s been so far. Have C Davis, Kipnis, Braun, Wright as my stud hitters in one league and im getting killed in HRs+RBIs! A year or two ago these guys would have been killing it for me. Can’t really sell low on them, either they start to produce or I go down with the ship.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks. You know, I had thought about it, but I just can’t do it. I understand how it works for others, but it’s not for me.

      Yeah, those guys especially, there’s been a lot of frustration. Just a strange year all around. But that’s baseball for ya…

  12. Goose says:
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    Oh damn. Sorry to hear about Sonny, yo. I didn’t know how much I was missing in my soul until I got my dude, Otis. Dogs are the tits. Wait – that doesn’t sound right.

    Also, I just wanted to mention my squad (Goose Snausage) is up to 103 pts in league Razzball 2014. What what. Am excited about a shout-out, if’n when that day cometh!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Goose: Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts man.

      Wait, 103? How come it doesn’t show you in the top-10?

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