It’s time once again to check in with our dynasty league…the Razznasty. J-FOH has put some distance between first and second place this month and now sits on a seven point lead heading into the home stretch. Hippos has held strong in the third spot, and – hey wait a minute! That’s Kid A kissing 110! Kid put up top five numbers in all but one hitting category in August, while at the same time posting the second-most strikeouts on the pitching side. Just when it looked like the Hippos might be getting comfortable in their pond, Kid put together an August run that has got to be making Truss sweat just a little. Our league’s trade deadline has come and gone, so at this point we’ve got to dance with the girls we brought or press our luck on the wire. Spoiler alert – it’s basically been picked clean at this point. Like…it’s kinda fugly. Here are the updated standings, recent trades and FAAB acquisitions for the month of August…
2015 Razznasty Standings
– J-FOH trades Evan Gattis to Hippos for Adam Lind
– Cuban Bandits trade Grant Holmes to Cobra Kai for a 1st round pick
Welington Castillo ($0) and Travis Shaw ($2) – Castillo was a straight up steal by Baezaworldseries, and while Shaw’s long-term outlook with the Red Sox is a little hazy, he’s yielded a good return for a $2 bid.
Brett Martin ($0) and Derek Dietrich ($2) – J-FOH grabbed the sleeper southpaw for the Rangers in Martin, while also adding an intriguing bat for both this year and next in Dietrich. Dietrich’s uber flexibility this season will help his run for the title.
Keone Kela ($5) – Speaking of bullpens, Texas has a great one. Tolleson has been fantastic, but don’t sleep on Kela in dynasties. The 22-year-old has 59 strikeouts in 53 innings in his first taste of the majors and could be a dark horse for saves down the road.
Erik Johnson ($1) and Terrance Gore ($2) – Hannibal played it right given his place in the standings, picking up two players who can be slotted on his farm but help him now. Gore is a steals threat on a run-happy Royals squad and Johnson has posted a great season at Triple-A for the White Sox. Both were called up yesterday as expected.
Sean Nolin ($0) – Nolin is finally logging healthy innings and the lefty should be fighting for a rotation spot with the Athletics next spring. I like the stash here by Mentok.
Tom Wilhelmsen ($0) – FREE SAVES! If you could only see how much FAAB saves cost in this league (partly my own doing) you would appreciate just how awesome a value this was. Hat tip Hippos.
Anderson Espinoza ($2) – Last but not least, a really strong use of a farm slot here by Cheese. Espinoza is doing dirty things to GCL hitters at just 17 years old. He now has 20 straight scoreless innings with 24 strikeouts to boot. Cheese got in on this one at just the right time. Well done!