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Note: If you play fantasy football, our rankings are being released as we speak. Well, not really as we speak, as I’m typing. But you get the point. Not really the point of a spear, this isn’t Game of Thrones. But you get the idea. Unless it’s running. Okay, I’m just going to stop now.

After witnessing the death of Edwin Encarnacion’s hamstring this past weekend, my first reaction was this:

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And then my next most immediate reaction was this:

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While this is what I usually call Friday night, I’d be lying if I said this didn’t hurt. I essentially own E5 on 170% of the 13-15 teams I have this year. Just forget about those numbers for a second, since they make no sense. The only number that matters is one. And that’s the loneliest number. Coincidentally, that’s also how many operational hamstrings Encarnacion has at the moment. Fast-forward to yesterday, the news obviously wasn’t as horrific as the actual injury looked, and at an optimistic four week time-table, it shouldn’t be a season-killer. But why did it have to happen in the first place, is what I want know. Haven’t we already had enough oblique and shoulder explosion this season? The entire MLB is committing seppuku this year, and there appears to be no end in sight. Anyways, let’s get to your RCL tidbits… mmmm, tidbits…

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 107.7
2 Goose Snausage Razzball 2014 105.8
3 Diamond Dragons Moobs Out 105.6
4 Big Magoo RCL Champions League 104.3
5 Hannibal Montana Take On The Jay(Wrong) 103.6
6 Purple Mays Haze Take On The Jay(Wrong) Cinco! 103.0
7 Team R to the Izzo Thunder Down Under 102.2
8 The Dynasty Flatpoint High 101.8
8 Hard Wood on Ball I Dream of RCL 101.8
10 Militant Vegans Loogy On Your Windshield 101.5

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

- So Big League Wood once again finds itself atop the leaderboard for the 345th straight year. Listen, bro, I don’t judge, but I think that Viagra addiction might be something we have to talk about down the road.

- Militant Vegans… probably the most oxiest of oxymoron’s ever.

The RCL Round-Up

We have a special treat for you today. And no, it’s not edible, if that’s what you were thinking. Unless you want to take a bite out of your computer or handheld device, but then people will just assume you are experiencing an amazing acid trip. But yes, the treat I speak of is not even from me. Nope. It is from my RCL predecessor, reader favorite, VinWins. Because Vin never loses. DUNH DUNH DUUUUNNHHH! So yeah, what is this treat that I have been speaking of but not revealing? Vin went through all the RCL’s and created and excel that reveals every single trade that has taken place so far. AMAZING. Even more amazing is when you wonder how he did such a thing. I have no idea, so I’m just assuming dark wizardry is at play here. If so, I have +5 to magic missile, so you better watch yo self.

You can find the entire list here, but I’d like to list some trades that caught my eye:

3/23/2014 Chris Davis, Trevor Rosenthal >< Mike Trout, James Shields

On the surface, and at the time of the trade, you could make the argument for the side getting Chris Davis, but it wouldn’t be a very strong one. While Shields is looking more like a broken Shield… does that not work? I think it does. But Davis really hasn’t shown much compared to last season, which makes it a bit more lopsided.

3/27/2014 Tommy Hunter >< Hiroki Kuroda

You’ve seen trades that work out for both sides. Now see the opposite at play.

6/14/2014 Jose Abreu, H Ramirez, Josh Willingham >< J Villar, Mike Trout, E Frieri

Obviously, the best player in this deal is Mike Trout, but I think this is still an overpay.

6/21/2014 Ryan Howard >< Freddie Freeman

But why?

- See a trade that’s yours? Have any trade commentary? SHARE EVERYTHING WITH ME.

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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- With Rudy in second place, you could sort of say that he’s in a grey area. [Farts, leaves room.]

Want more of the Jay? Don’t we all folks? Don’t. We. All. Well, you, in fact, can have more. AMAZING. I know. You can find Jay enjoying his new dig’s running the Football side of Razz.

From Around The Web

  1. james says:
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    I have you beat for the worst trade ever that just keeps getting worse.

    3 years ago in a dynasty league I traded Trout and Blackmon for Marcum.

    I came in 2nd that year, and thought a SP would push me over the top (this was Marcum’s last good year). the next year Trout becomes more than just a top flight prospect, and becomes Trout. I was starting to forget about the trade when Blackmon went bonkers this year…

    What could have been, and how was I smart enough to have both Trout and Blackmon, yet dumb enough to trade them both for Marcum.

    • james says:
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      @james:

      after sharing that embarassment, I want to note, I am still in 3rd this year in all 3 of my dynasty leagues, so that team is still a contender… but would be a first place team by a mile without that deal.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @james: Honestly, I’m okay with it. I’ve in several dynasty’s, and I never hoard specs or consider any of them untouchable. Flags fly forever.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    I’ve reached the mountaintop! Now to hold off everyone for half a season… Well, I don’t need to hold off Sky…But everyone else!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grey: We need to hold off Sky… from dropping all his players.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Y’all just need to hold me, period…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Sky: Peter North wishes he could cry like that.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I forgot who he was, had to google. First site said ‘Cumshot Legend’, obviously didn’t click on that one. Instead clicked on wiki and found out he was Canadian. Surely Nick and him are besties.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Sky: Yeah, you sorta have to know who that legend is to get such an amazing joke. And just FYI, that gif is on the football server. Because I’m clairvoyant like that.

  3. mcBlunty says:
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    keeper league, who of these young players would you be more inclined to move from each pairing

    G Cole or M Wacha
    O Tavares or Kris Bryant

    thanks

  4. Greyismyhero says:
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    That chick in GIF is hot, name please? HAHA

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Uh, that’s Denzel Washington, and he’s a dude…

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Jay: There’s not another GIF above his with a hot female in it? Wow, this batch I smoke is wacky good!!

    • Goose! says:
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      @Greyismyhero: She is Britney Haynes, and she’s from CBS reality show (and my only reality TV based guilty pleasure) Big Brother. Seasons 12 and (I think) 14.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dano: Yup!

  5. bterry says:
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    would you take hosmer and Rodney for c davis?

  6. bterry says:
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    What about counter offer if someone happened to send you that offer? Say, maybe In take on the jay (wong) part deux. Completely hypothetical of course.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bterry: Haha, just saw that. In a vacuum, I might think about it, but I really need to shave starters. That doesn’t help me with that.

      • Bterry says:
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        @Jay: well. I think i have 13 strts left for year. Haha. What do ya got?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Bterry: Wow, that’s worse then me. I think I have 70.

          • bterry says:
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            @Jay: yea. was going to try to get all my starts in before all star break but my stream talent has started to dry up. So I decided to send you a samardjia play.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @bterry: didn’t like that deal at all.

              • bterry says:
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                @Jay: Sent another without mrs davis.

  7. Militant Vegans says:
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    Finally! Somebody gets me… you really, really get me!

    Hey, wait a minute. What kind of moron did you call me?

  8. Bye Felicia says:
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    Guy in my RCL has 102 pts. I am in 3rd with 72 . He used the draft all closers strategy, then after he had a 40 save advantage traded them for King Kelix & Tanaka. His bats are not missing anything this season either. But im right there in all offensive categories. Hopefully his luck runs out!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bye Felicia: it might. I tried that strat in some places… but picked all the wrong closers.

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