Filling in for Roto-Wan and as Vicky Valencourt said…

  • Reminder that there is only one trade deadline this year. No waiver trades this season, so, teams will have to make that decision to buy or sell sooner rather than later.
  • The Giants are considering whether to be….buyers? What? Yeah, we both read that right. Well, for now, their bullpen is confusing AF anyway, so, take your closer in waiting opportunities somewhere else. I will say that Melancon is back and has been getting late game opps recently potentially for a showcase as they’d probably like to move that $14 million contract for next year.
  • Stroman and Giles have been linked to a number of teams.
  • Mychal Givens has been looked at for a move to Mee-lee-wah-kay

Post All Star Break edition to make sure you have everything to finish the season. A lot of places are turning their attention to football, and while Razzball is increasing our football coverage already, we won’t leave you hanging for your 2nd half run. With that said, the 9th Scott Fish Bowl is wrapping up and there’s a big announcement about something coming from your friends here at Razzball. The theme for SFB9 was video games, and THE classic character is, of course, Mario. The Mickey Mouse of the video game world has had so many spin off games ranging from phenomenal to meh.

Super Mario World/Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World came with the game system. Everyone had it and that’s good, because everyone wanted it.

It may be heresy for gamers, but the inaugural Mario was impossible and pails in comparison to Super Mario Bros. 3

Team Closer Next Then Maybe
SD Kirby Yates Andres Munoz Craig Stammen
CLE Brad Hand Nick Wittgren Tyler Clippard Adam Cimber
MIL Josh Hader Jeremy Jeffress Junior Guerra
NYY Aroldis Chapman Zach Britton Chad Green Adam Ottavino
PIT Felipe Vazquez Kyle Crick Francisco Liriano
LAD Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Julio Urias Joe Kelly
HOU Roberto Osuna Ryan Pressly Hector Rondon
WAS Sean Doolittle Fernando Rodney Wander Suero Swap backups?

 

Super Mario Kart

The only Mario game that my father ever played. It was a joy to play then and while everyone has their favorite version, Mario Kart is here to stay and is the next best option.

Team Closer Next Then Maybe
NYM Edwin Diaz Jeurys Familia Seth Lugo Robert Gsellman
KC Ian Kennedy Jake Diekman Wily Peralta
DET Shane Greene Joe Jimenez
CHC Craig Kimbrel Steve Cishek Pedro Strop Kintzler
OAK Liam Hendriks Blake Treinen Lou Trivino
CHW Alex Colome Kelvin Herrera Aaron Bummer
PHI Hector Neris Jose Alvarez IL: David Robertson
MIN Taylor Rogers Blake Parker Trevor May


Mario Golf

Definitely not as good as either of the aforementioned games and the lesser of the Mario sports games. We all know Mario Tennis is where it’s at, and maybe it’s the next guy up that really should be running with the job in some of these cases. Of course, sometimes, it looks like Mario Baseball behind the closer and it’s best not to go down that path.

Team Closer Next Then Maybe IDK WTF Is Going On
ATL Luke Jackson A.J. Minter Anthony Swarzak
SF* Will Smith Mark Melancon Sam Dyson Tony Watson Reyes Moronta
TB* Emilio Pagan Diego Castillo Colin Poche
STL Carlos Martinez John Gant Andrew Miller
TOR Ken Giles Joe Biagini Daniel Hudson Phelps
CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzon David Hernandez
TEX Shawn Kelley Chris Martin Jose Leclerc
LAA* Hansel Robles Ty Buttrey Cam Bedrosian
ARI Greg Holland Archie Bradley Yoshihisa Hirano Lopez

 

Mario Bros. 2

The middle child of the original Mario games that looked like and played nothing like any other Mario game. The best character in those games was Toad and the Princess. TOAD AND THE PRINCESS. No, this isn’t some dig at women, so, let’s not go there, but she is literally trapped in castles in just about every other game. If she is better than Mario and Luigi, she should get herself out.

Team Closer Next Then Maybe
COL* Wade Davis Scott Oberg Travis Shaw
BOS* Matt Barnes Brandon Workman IL: Nathan Eovaldi Hembree
MIA Sergio Romo Adam Conley Nick Anderson Guerrero
BAL* Mychal Givens Miguel Castro Richard Bleier Fry/Armstrong
SEA* Anthony Bass Roenis Elias IL: Hunter Strickland Gearrin

*Shared/Undecided Closer

 

 

  1. knucks says:
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    This is fantastic. Thank you B Don.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Thanks Knucks! Much appreciated.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Way to step in for some late-inning relief

  3. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Better closer stash for the saves hungry – Jimenez or Melancon?

    Maybe a better way to put it is who is less gross?

    Thanks

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I think Melancon could get saves with no trades needed but I do feel pretty dirty about owning him.

  4. Phil B says:
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    Great write-up! Mario 3 is still fun today, so is Mario World. Mario 2 gets a bad rap, but it was still at least something different (and way, way, way better than Zelda 2). Agreed Mario 1 is only for speed trials it seems, no fun to go back and play.

    Anyway, I feel if Jensen gets hurt its Urias who they name closer, not Baez (I say this as a Baez owner). Thoughts?

    And SF has a great collection of RPs but they should make Moronta closer after Smith and Dyson are moved.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I think Melancon could get saves with no trades needed but I do feel pretty dirty about owning him.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I felt like it’s a shared situation in LA if Jansen can’t go. I think it should be Moronta too but don’t really trust SF to do the right thing. Not that Mario 2 wasn’t fun to ply but it’s clearly the worst of the group imo.

  5. Slimcompoop says:
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    Super Mario Brother’s 2 is hands down the worst of all the Mario-themed games. However, Super Mario Brother’s 3, Mario Kart, and Super Mario Brothers (nostalgic purposes) are all neck-and-neck in my opinion.

    MB3 had the maps, the flying raccoon tail, and I wasted the most hours of my life playing it. Mario Kart on the other hand was the most accessible as you could play with three other players. I drank a lot of beers in college while playing that. The original needs to be in there strictly for nostalgic purposes (it’s the original) and the 99 free lives on 3-1 world.

    Thanks for the write-up!

    • B_Don

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      For drinking or group purposes, Mario kart hands down.

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    We should say RotoWan’s having a baby (he was pregnant?) which is why he wasn’t here — so congrats to him!

  7. krazyivan says:
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    I want to flip John Means for Robbie Ray. To do so I think I would also have to flip my Will Smith for his Hector Neris.
    Would you go for that trade?

    • B_Don

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      Yep

  8. bigbear says:
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    Awesome closer right up B Don!

    I’m an og SMB playa from back in the day. But Mario Kart is my favorite. That’s still a go-to for me and my kids.

    Congrats to RotoWan and his little padawan!

    • B_Don

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      Mario Kart is an amazing game for a group of people. Went with the SMB out of tradition but could’ve gone any number of ways for the rankings.

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