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It’s year 14 of the RCLs! That’s right, if the RCLs are in the bathroom, don’t knock, just give them like five minutes because they’re checking the price guide for their Semien condition, so to speak. They grow up so fast, right? Soon, the RCLs are going to be dating, then fall for their high school sweetheart, then get married at 19, then quit school to support their young family. Then, an affair will start with their co-worker, and the RCLs will secretly despise their family when they turn 30 for depriving the RCLs of their lifelong dream of going to umpire school. Man, some serious RCL bitterness incoming! Maybe you should just hit the lottery, RCLs, then you can spend all your money on a McMansion and a tiger tied to a tree. Unfortunately, the tree isn’t sturdy enough and bends all the way over allowing the tiger to break loose and stalk the RCLs into their bathroom where the RCLs wail, “I didn’t know how good I had it when I had no money and just the fun of playing in a free fantasy baseball league against 11 of my closest frenemies.” So, don’t make the same mistake as the RCLs, and live your best life by joining some free fantasy baseball leagues!

Did I say free fantasy baseball leagues?

No, technically, I just typed it.

All right, if you could join a fantasy baseball league that was against, like, thousands of others, would you or are you…chicken? Don’t make me call a bawk-bawk on you.

This isn’t a 1000-person league, where people are trying to figure out who the back-up third baseman is on the Single-A Astros affiliate, the Corpus Christi Amscrayers. No, this is a 12-person league designed so you compete against eleven other people in your league, then 75 other leagues of twelve. That would be cool. Oh, wait, we’ve done that. It’s called the Razzball Commenter Leagues, and they’re back, and you don’t even have to be a commenter to join it!

For a limited time only, get your loved one a fantasy baseball league! That’s right, your hearts go pitter-patter or you’re dead on the inside (my condolences). Since back in June when you abandoned your fantasy baseball team because it was totally sucking and you returned to your cubbyhole of leftover Chinese food and Teddy Grahams, you’ve longed for this day. As Bob Marley sang, this is your redemption song, mon. Or womon, for our five girl readers. It’s time again to join some fantasy baseball leagues!

Before you close all of your extraneous porn windows and rush to sign up, let’s explain how these fantasy baseball leagues are going to work. We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners. We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor.’ If you want to see how it worked last year, go here.

So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can for the next seven weeks.  Each fantasy baseball league will be a mixed league, 12 team, snake draft, roto, 5×5, 5 OFs, one Middle Infielder, one Corner Infielder, one Utility, 9 pitchers, 20 game positional eligibility, 1400 innings max, 1000 IP minimum with 3 DL slots with a 500 moves per year cap, which I think maybe two people reached last year. So, that move limit isn’t inhibitive for even those who rosterbate until they are blind.

The leagues will be again at Fantrax.

We’re going to start with 40 leagues and see how we do from there. There are a few pay leagues, neither Razzball or Fantrax keeps any money. If people want more pay leagues, fill these up and we’ll open more. If we need more free leagues, we’ll do the same. To join a league…Sorry, again for the people in the back of the room:

TO JOIN A LEAGUE

Click the LINK in the ‘League Link’ column (see below grid) for the time you want and YOU’RE IN.  Damn, that’s too easy.  Oh, I guess I should also mention make sure you’re joining a league for free or for money, depending on your preference.  If you want a league for money, then 1) Click the link. 2) Pay the money.  That’s it!  No pesky third requirement!  Again, Fantrax and Razzball take no money.  You can join as many free or paid leagues as you like.  To quit a league, go to OTHER –> All Options –> Quit League (located at the bottom).  Now go join some leagues!

THE BIG PRIZE

All leagues (paid and free) will play for the big prize. So, what do you win? You win bragging rights! Not just any bragging rights, but the bragging rights that you beat a thousand or so other people, and you can emphasize the “or so” as emphatically as you’d like. What? Not enough? Okay, for this year’s prize we’re taking the bull out of bulloney. We are upping the ante. “Hey, Olympic high jumper, can you jump over this ante?” No, you can’t, it’s been upped too high. LOOK, it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s our ante! “Excuse me, astronomer, is that a satellite orbiting earth?” No, son, it’s Razzball’s ante. They upped it. This year we are giving away a $250 Best Buy Gift card, which can buy just about anything (up to $250). I recently bought a TV that sits underneath my toilet seat so when I whizz I can watch TV. Granted, I bought this in a dream I had and I was married to Sofia Vergara in said dream, but this must exist, right? Also, for s’s and g’s, I’ll throw in a Razzball t-shirt because I have 14,000 of these and I’ve already outfitted all the homeless people in my neighborhood with SAGNOF t-shirts. But, most importantly, you will be crowned the 2024 Razzball Commenter League Champion. Okay, now sign up…

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Troy
Troy
23 hours ago

I am new to your site, and see you run your leagues through Fantrax…I have played their leagues and like them, but from what I can see, they don’t have Auction leagues.

Are any of the Razzball leagues Auctions, and if so, AL / NL only (as opposed to mixed) ? And if not, do you know of any you might recommend ?

Thanks.

The Sultan
The Sultan
9 days ago

Can I play in the Frequent Commenter League?

The Sultan
The Sultan
Reply to  The Sultan
9 days ago

Nevermind, I just saw that it’s full. So, I joined my buddy B_Don’s league again! RCL=?

The Sultan
The Sultan
Reply to  The Sultan
9 days ago

The ? was meant to be a heart emoji

Laura Holt
9 days ago

Sweet, Truss got my league all fixed and there is one spot left — thanks guys! Only 37 days til pseudo-opening day!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 days ago

I assume your $ values are meant for a typical league (perhaps 250 players. 12 team, 21 player roster).

Do you have advice on how to scale the values for a 360 player league (12-team, 30 player roster)?

Will (the other one)
Will (the other one)
10 days ago

Just found out our league’s stat service provider is shutting down immediately after more than 25 years in business. Anyone have any rec’s for a new stat service for our league this year? We’ve only ever used this service so have no experience with Yahoo or any of the other league stat providers.

Will (the other one)
Will (the other one)
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks, will check them out.

Dude
Dude
10 days ago

Quick Trade Question.14 Team Dynasty. Which side do you prefer? I am also listing my current roster. I would be giving A and receiving B. I also have the 1st pick in the draft and can grab an additional SP. Available as of now are Lance Lynn, Jon Gray, Varland, Singer, Logan Allen and Imanaga. 1B, on the other hand, is empty. Mervis or Carlos Santana. Would I be taking too much of a hit at 1B switching Casas for Vaughn?

A. Casas, Esteury and Bibee
B. Andrew Vaughn, Adolis and Volpe

1B Triston Casas
2B Edouard Julien
3B Alec Bohm
SS Zach Neto
2B/SS Carlos Correa
1B/3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand
LF Jarren Duran
CF Esteury Ruiz
RF Jordan Walker
OF James Outman
UTIL Starling Marte
UTIL Maikel Garcia

Bench:
Miguel Vargas
Oscar Colas
Ezequiel Duran
Matt Wallner
Jonathan Aranda
Hunter Goodman
Parker Meadows

SP:
Jesus Luzardo
Joe Ryan
Justin Steele
Tanner Bibee
Bryan Woo
Brandon Pfaadt
Michael King
Sawyer Gipson-Long
Griffin Canning
Cole Ragans
Taj Bradley
Jacob Misiorowski
Will Bednar
Jordan Wicks
Andres Munoz

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
10 days ago

RCL sign up is the new ‘pitchers and catchers’. My uncle used to start singing a song this time a year about heading to Yuma, Az for Padres spring training. It was like a damn Bob Dylan song with a hundred verses, went on for 20 minutes. A breakfast place called Chester’s Chuckwagon featured prominently.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

During the Gossage era and it started out, “Well, I wish I were a’goin’ down where the Goose is throwin’.”

wrecked656
wrecked656
10 days ago

Grey,
I made some massive trades this year thanks to your articles. what kind of grade would you give this team – its a keeper team 12 teamer H2H 7×7. We keep 10.

olson
Mookie
Bo
jung
jrod
yordan
harris II
castillo
strider
bradish

is there someone i should try and replace/upgrade?

DFresh
DFresh
10 days ago

RCL draft season makes me whole again. Good thing I had a few months off to clean out mom’s basement.

Thanks to Grey, Truss, Rudy, VinWins, and the Razzcrew for running these and the Razzslam!

Laura Holt
10 days ago

Woo hoo! May the rosterbating begin! Also, we changed the draft date in my league to March 13th at 5pm pacific/8 pm eastern so just wanted to mention that – I think there are 3 spots left.

frankgrimes
Reply to  Laura Holt
10 days ago

why Wait I can just Venmo you my hundred right now ms holt lmao

frankgrimes
Reply to  Laura Holt
10 days ago

Dang it’s full!

Gunk
Gunk
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

There’s still two spots left!

Laura Holt
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

Yeah I think Gunk is right; my page shows 2 spots left. And I didn’t even win last year; I came in 2nd… these folks are beasts! (in the best RCL way possible ; )

Laura Holt
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

I don’t know why it says it’s full, definitely 2 spots left as I’m typing this – Grimey if you actually want in you should ping Truss!

frankgrimes
Reply to  Laura Holt
10 days ago

I just try again looks like 12 to me I’ll try truss tho

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Bummer!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

It isn’t full. Maybe were 2 teams there that left, and Fantrax still counts them. The owners’ page lists 12 teams, but shows 2 are unowned.

frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

PNG me an invite Vin. Link isn’t working for me or just sign me up and. Garage the $100 to grey lol

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

hahaha. I contacted Truss. He’ll rake care of it. He’s the man!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

OK, Truss said there are 2 invites pending, so just waiting to see if they are accepted.

MattTruss
Admin
Reply to  Laura Holt
10 days ago

Laura, i emailed you about this, let me know what you want to do. i can help you fix it or take care of it in no time. just let me know.

Laura Holt
Reply to  MattTruss
10 days ago

Hi! Those last two spots have been pending for a while so I think we should clear them and let Grimey + whomever else joins first have them – thx!!

frankgrimes
Reply to  Laura Holt
10 days ago

I didn’t mean to cause a whole thing. It’s fine if I get in or not lol I’m in too many leagues anyhow… thanks!

Laura Holt
Reply to  frankgrimes
10 days ago

I’m glad you pointed it out or we wouldn’t have realized there were two spots that needed to be filled b/c it was showing as full! And I hear you… I’ve already lost count of my leagues for this year and we’re not even halfway through February ha ha

cubbiebearz
cubbiebearz
10 days ago

Any news about RazzSlam this year?

VinWins
VinWins
10 days ago

Just want to confirm that drafts taking place after March 19th will collect stats from the 2 early games.

mauledbypandas
mauledbypandas
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

Vin! I think this is how it worked in the past, but that was when we were on ESPN I think, so also curious

mauledbypandas
mauledbypandas
Reply to  mauledbypandas
10 days ago
  • Joined a league to test…. “Your league stats begin accumulating on: Thu Mar 28, 2024”
VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  mauledbypandas
10 days ago

Good to see you again!

The commissioner can change that, so I guess it depends on what Truss wants. He might not have realized the situation when he set up the league.

mauledbypandas
mauledbypandas
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

Hey! good to see you too. Cant wait for the season. Are we getting the band back together in FCL and OR? Trying to keep my number of leagues down this year but definitely interested in coming back

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  mauledbypandas
10 days ago

Definitely. Hope there won’t be too much turnover in those leagues, but I’m sure some will drop out.

MattTruss
Admin
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

I think we landed on, yes, we will accumulate those stats. From the comment below, maybe I need to go in and manually change that.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  MattTruss
10 days ago

Yeah, I saw you could set the date. I’m assuming it wouldn’t then count Spring Training stats from then on.

MattTruss
Admin
Reply to  VinWins
10 days ago

geez, i sure hope not!

mauledbypandas
mauledbypandas
Reply to  MattTruss
10 days ago

Hey Truss, good to see you. Just wanted to say thanks for running the RCLs again, that is a lot of leagues to create!

MattTruss
Admin
Reply to  mauledbypandas
10 days ago

my pleasure! (even when i make a mistake and now need to manually update 45 leagues to start accumulating stats early because MLB wants opening day on a different continent instead of just making those games exhibitions)

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Then you have to figure out when you need to draft that unknown who hit 3 home runs in those games.

Ante
Ante
10 days ago

Grey!!!

At last!!!

Chris Rock quote of the day for February 12, 2024

The only acting you ever see at the Oscars is when people act like they’re not mad they lost. Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance. I was like, “If you’d done that in the movie, you’d have won an Oscar, girl.”

Cheers,
Ante