Through the first month of the first year of our new dynasty league here at Razzball, team Hannibal Montana (owned by commenter Csifu) has jumped out to an early lead. Thanks in part to a ridiculously good 2.22 team ERA and top 5 performances in all but two of our ten categories, Csifu is sitting on 132.5 points in the early going. Razzball’s own JFOH (119.5) is hot on his tail, with Ra’zbahl Al Ghul (113) rounding out the top three. It’s a 16-team, 40-man roster dynasty league with weekly FAAB pickups and no restrictions on how long players can be kept (we keep 30). I love this format, and the league has been active in both trades and pickups. Considering how many players were owned coming out of our 40-round draft, there has been a lot of activity on the waiver wire. Here’s a peek at our league’s standings, as well as the trades and major free agent acquisitions that have gone down so far…
|2015 Razznasty League||Hitting||Pitching|
|3||113||Ra’zbahl Al Ghul||178||47||177||22||0.271||18||278||10||3.70||1.236|
|5||102||Ralph’s Lo-Life Founders||164||34||163||17||0.259||20||269||12||3.26||1.103|
|10||81||DayPandas Will Maul You||138||34||136||13||0.249||21||203||11||2.96||1.047|
|14||53||Brooklyn Garbage Men||110||24||99||15||0.236||11||139||11||2.80||1.079|
Here’s a classic dynasty trade between a team trying to win now and one willing to wait on some younger players to develop AKA “win later”. JFOH could win a ring with an arm like Kluber, while Kai could be set up for the long haul.
I think we were all surprised to see Goldschmidt moved so quickly, but Kai is building a lot of depth on his roster even if it doesn’t bear fruit until a year or two from now.
Our league’s first straight up prospect swap. BGM banks on Gray’s talent trumping his crappy home park situation. Ghul may have something special in Margot but he’ll have to wait a couple of years to find out.
Ghul got out from under Bailey before the injury news got worse, but he also had to give up Hanson, who could contribute in homers and steals at middle infield as soon as next year. YesCheese lands Wall, who’s a bit further away but also possesses plenty of upside up the middle.
Jason Grilli ($22), Jesse Chavez ($17), Gilbert Lara ($5), Roberto Osuna ($8) – Yours truly dropped some coin in the first month by adding Grilli for saves help and Chavez for rotation depth. The two cost me nearly 40% of my FAAB budget though.
Odubel Herrera ($2) – It cost Baezaworldseries just two bucks to take Doobie for a spin and so far it’s been money well spent.
Jeurys Familia ($30) – Early on it looked like Parnell would take the closer gig when he returned, but with 11 saves already Brooklyn’s big bid on Familia looks like a stroke of genius.
Rafael Soriano ($1) – DayPandas rolled the dice on Soriano for a buck, and if the veteran finds himself getting saves this summer it’s going to be a steal in a league this deep.
CC Sabathia ($0), Aaron Harang ($0), Jomar Reyes ($0) – Sometimes vets get no love in leagues like this, but for no money down Georgia Peach got two warm bodies and a teenage prospect that could be a stud for the Orioles.
Tom Koehler ($0), Jimmy Paredes ($8) – Paredes is a hot add right now so he’s well worth the eight bucks, and I kind of love the Koehler pickup. I’m not just saying that because Kid A exchanged friendship bracelets with me.
A.J. Ramos ($6), Miguel Castro ($0) – Saves are hard to come by in this league, so getting two spec plays for six bucks was smart money on Mentok’s part.
Cody Martin ($5) – More fun with saves speculation. Pay five bucks now or twenty later if he actually closes. Meanwhile he helps out with ratios and strikeouts.
Johnny Giavotella ($1), Travis Wood ($1) – Two real nice pickups by our very own Ralph Lifshitz!
Kelly Johnson ($11), Chase Anderson ($2) – MattTruss (Hippos) swooped in on Anderson after he slipped through the draft. More recently, he picked up the red-hot Kelly Johnson who has four homers and 14 RBI in his last ten games.
Stay tuned for more updates throughout the season.