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Welcome to another weekly recap of your Razzball Commenter Leagues. I’m Jay, your host. Also, I’m known as Admiral Obvious, since my intro basically promoted me from Captain. Questions remain though, like, for instance, what kind of hat should I wear? Also, do I still have a ship? Or is this, like, an armada situation? More ships the better, but then, wait, what about all the decisions after that? Do I want pirate ships? Or maybe aircraft carriers? Wait a sec… I should get a aircraft pirate carrier full of parrots, swashbucklers, rail-guns, and Somali’s. Wait, that doesn’t sound as cool as I thought it would. And I might have just described the plot of Captain Phillips. So yeah. What were we talking about again? Oh, right, RCL’s. Let’s just get to this week’s theme, and that’s trades. More specifically, this is pretty much a lede that allows me to talk about some of the interesting trade offers I’ve received in my 10 RCL’s. And apparently, also to talk about pirates on aircraft carriers. I love this job.

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 107.8
2 Pittsburgh Lumber Company Take On The Jay(Wrong) Cinco! 105.6
3 Hannibal Montana Take On The Jay(Wrong) 102.0
4 Tennessee Achilles Hu Are Yu? 101.1
5 Arizona Au Shizz Mierda Verde 100.8
6 Team R to the Izzo Thunder Down Under 100.0
7 Big Magoo RCL Champions League 100.0
8 Satchel Rages Night of the Living Zombinos 99.8
9 Jim Lonborg CharlieHustlers 99.5
10 No Comment Razzball’s In Her Mouth 3 99.3


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

The RCL Round-Up

So while this focus’ primarily on my teams, and my leagues (which still encompasses 90 different people, which seems cool when you think about it. Like I should start my own religion, because tax breaks bro), I want you to be involved as well. If there’s something ‘trade-wise’ you’d like to share, go forth and use the comment section. In the mean time, here are some offers I’ve received, and while I will keep the other team’s identity private for the sake of the fact that it’s never wise to tough-talk your own readership, I will say that some of these offers are… fascinating? Yeah, fascinating. Perfect descriptor.

My Jose Abreu for their David Price – This was May 7th, and even if you offered me this today, I don’t see how you could do it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Price, and I think he’s going to regress as the season moves along, but, sans the DL stint, Abreu has been a top-10 hitter, arguably top-5. I just don’t see any reason to sell at this Price. HAHA, get it? You knew it was coming.

My Jose Abreu for their Hisashi Iwakuma – I kinda get it. Based on the offer above, I’m sure non-Abreu owners are hoping that there’s perhaps some doubt in Abreu’s skill-set. Even then, anything less than a top-15 pitcher seems unbalanced…

My Giancarlo Stanton for their Andre Ethier and Jered Weaver – LOL.

My Giancarlo Stanton and Koji Uehara for their Nick Markakis, Buster Posey, Junichi Tazawa, and Jon Lester – Ah, yes, the beauty of the chump dump. The strange thing is, at first, you’re like, eh, that’s not that bad of an offer. Until you realize you could easily drop Markakis and Tazawa and pick them back up a week later. So it comes down to Lester and Posey, which shouldn’t be enough to land Stanton without Uehara, much less with him.

My Chris Davis for their Jon Lester – Again, this is a good thing to try and do, sell-high, buy-low. Always encouraged. But you just can’t do this if you own Davis. Obviously, their seasons’s so far have been diametrically opposed, but it’s still not close for me.

My Giancarlo Stanton for their David Price – Nope.

What are some of the RCL trade offers you’ve see out there? TELL ME EVERYTHING.

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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  1. Jimbo says:
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    What about Kershaw for Davis? I have Abreu and plenty of other power.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimbo: If I was pitching starved, yeah, I might do that. I’d probably flip a coin.

    • Busher says:
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      @Jimbo: I’d want Abreu

  2. bterry says:
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    This article just made my morning, if not fantasy baseball year. I have been in a long time argument with a fellow player on who makes the worse trade offers. I have to be high on most lists, but he has now been called out by Jay. Check and mate. I tried to tell him the Abreu price offer was offensive. hahahaha.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @bterry: Hah, well, there you go.

      • The Hoff says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for the shoutout Jay! Glad I could provide you with some good material. Thanks for eventually trading me Abreu though!

        • Bterry says:
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          @The Hoff: ahhh. I don’t even want to know how many counters it took to make it to that middle ground. Good shit tho. All i get is a simple decline. Never even a one star, one liner, or deal breaker. Sad face.

  3. Swfcdan says:
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    When I was at university (college to you guys) I was having sex with a girl in the mens toilets, when the door wasn’t properly locked and a guy opened the door and yeah it was pretty embarrassing.

    ….OH RIGHT, TELL YOU EVERYTHING IN TERMS OF TRADE OFFERS THIS YEAR. Ahem…yeah, well, my biggest decision this season was trading Heyward and Verlander for Price,Morse and Hawaiian (I got so sick of both of them). Another I made early in the year was sending Billy the kid and Dahl for Rendon, Gausman and Pineda. Looked good early on, not so much lately.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swfcdan: That first trade is okay, I actually like Price slightly better than Verlander right now.

      I like Rendon and Gausman both, and while Dahl might be the next best thing, I think you did okay.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Jay: Ignored the inappropriate bit like a pro. I actually like Price a lot more than Verlander now, Price’s peripherals are great and Verlander’s looked a mess.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Swfcdan: We have training in that. Verlander just needs to adjust… it’ll happen, but these things take time.

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Jay: Haha. Yeah well we said that about Verlander last year, don’t wanna be waiting till August/September for him to turn it on again. But jeez the Rays suck right now, not many wins for Price forthcoming id imagine.

  4. coco krispie says:
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    what about my springer for oscar taveras?
    or my bogaerts for taveras?

    OBP keeper league by the way (forgive me not rcl)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @coco krispie: Taveras if you need avg, Springer for power.

      I’d hold on Bogaerts… I like the adjustments I’m seeing.

  5. Big League Wood says:
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    Wish this was a weekly money league…

  6. Plumbing4 says:
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    should I drop Myers in a 10 team, 5 keeper league for Ozuna?

    My other keeper options are Pujols, Stanton, Marte, Adam Jones, Harper, Hosmer, Polanco, Segura

    Thoughts?

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Jay: what about Morneau for Yonder Alonzo or Ozuna?

        I am also trying to trade Pujols for Longoria, thoughts?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Plumbing4: Hmm, I’d still hold. And I’m okay with that Longo trade… though it seems lateral.

  7. RTP says:
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    My Lester for his Bruce?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @RTP: I’d hold. Bruce looks like a mess right now.

    • Busher says:
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      @RTP: What does your team need? It’s fair

  8. brh says:
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    My Billy Hamilton, Cin OF
    For thier
    Drew Stubbs, Col OF
    Jordan Lyles, Col SP

    I am glad I play in a league with dreamers

  9. Eric says:
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    Seriously, an article devoted to whining about get bad offers? What a tool.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eric: Seriously, a comment devoted to whining about the content of a post that only needs to cover RCL standings but tried to add more to it? Tsk, tsk Eric.

  10. bterry says:
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    I got a volquez and klubler for Holland and jansen offer just now.

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