I had a dream the other night. I was riding a Donkeycorn through the clouds going to Cram’s house to deliver his radiantly white championship hoodie. My beard was flowing in the wind and I wasn’t wearing any pants, when I had a thought. Why waste a day with a flying Donkeycorn to do what the post office could accomplish in 5 to 7 business days?  So I landed at the local post office, shipped it and took off for the Greek Isles to get drunk on ouzo and do some island hopping. When you’re not wearing pants, you may as well go somewhere tropical.  Any the hoo, I woke up, sent Cram an email, and went back to bed.  Cram’s prize is after the jump (talk about anticipation!):

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I’ve known Cram for a few years now. For a long time we were both commenters with bite to our responses, fans of the Mets, and never afraid to go after each other’s jugular because…well, that’s who we are. Last year he played in the FCL and took a beating but I think what he gained in that defeat propelled him to the highest yearly commenter honor you can achieve, the RCL Master Champion. As a bonus he will also be winning this super kick a*s FT belt, the FCL trophy (that pic also contains the only known photo of Mauled by Pandas out of the wild, and out of his mother’s basement — he needed more natural light for the pic). I did a brief Q&A with Cram because this is his post and it’s something he can show his dates.  Fantasy baseball:  “When your winning personality isn’t enough to get rid of the ladies, try talking about winning at fantasy baseball.”

1) In your opinion, what was the most important factor in winning this year? Draft? Strategy? Frequent Activity?

I put the most importance on the draft, always have. My first 6 picks, all bats, didn’t disappoint and set the foundation for a top offense. But you can’t win an RCL without frequent moves, trading for Rosenthal (Adam Jones and Yelich for Pence and Rosenthal) put me over the top in saves and guys off the wire like Lindor, Bogaerts and Zimmerman, when others gave up on them, helped me cruise offensively.

2) Who was your offensive MVP? Who was your pitching MVP?

Offensive MVP:  Jose Bautista. He was my top performer in Runs, HRs, RBIs, and the 8 steals were gravy.  Pitching MVP:  Jacob deGrom.  Only SP I held all year and statistically my top performer across the board.
3) This season I did a lot of Frankencatcher coverage in the Creeper of the Week.  I noticed you took the same approach this season, how did that work out for you?
Final Catcher totals in FCL. 536 AB’s .244 67/23/85/3. Who was he?
Norris, Hundley, Realmuto, D’Arnaud, Gomes, Perez, Rupp, Weiters, Ramos,  Zunino, Mckenry…or Carlos Santana without the wasted draft pick.

4) Do you have any advice for the RCLer that want to take it to the next level in 2016?

Definitely a learning curve with this style of play!  Seeing as I won without very good pitching numbers again, I can’t stress enough to draft offense, offense, offense!  It’s much easier to find temporary SP post-draft than permanent hitters.  Try to trust your draft and give your team a few months before assessing what categories you can make up ground in.  It may be a grind checking lineups every day for a batty call and RP/SP streamers, but you’ve got to fill up the stat lines on short schedules.  Every stat counts!

5) You brought up the RP streaming approach, can you elaborate on that experience for the readers?

Since I started RCLs last year, I’ve been fascinated to know how much of an impact the RP shuffle has on a team’s overall pitching numbers, for better or for worse. I put the pedal to the metal all year with filling my P slots with relievers on full schedule days, since I knew my SP was lacking.  My overall starting pitching numbers finished at or below the league average so I looked to RP for help with Ks/ERA/WHIP.  Looking back at my team log, here was the rundown of my RP usage.  I used 45 RPs throughout the year. (I thought that number would be way higher, but it turned out I picked up a lot of the same guys repeatedly.)  My RPs’ stats:  404.7 IP/405 Ks/3.31/1.16/23 wins (17 from my true closers).  The shocker (to me) I could have sworn that I picked up and deployed Josh Fields/Pat Neshek/Will Harris/Will Smith and Hansel Robles, like, 40 times each. But they only logged 52 IP total for me.  Hmph?  That’s it?!  10 innings each? The whole year?  Neshek and Smith logged the most innings and their ERAs were over 4 and 6 respectively for me. Considering their season numbers were much more spectacular than what they did for me, I can attribute that to bad luck, and that’s what you’re susceptible to when you shuffle RPs.  Overall, are those good numbers?  Average?  Can that be improved upon?  The K rate seems solid, but considering I got a 6 out of 12 in the K category, I feel like there’s a way to better maximize the RP use. Can I get more innings pitched out of them?  Whatever the answers are, I’ll be sure to formulate a more dedicated plan to the RP approach.

Sounds like Cram’s going for a repeat!  Just don’t three-peat, then Pat Riley will sue your ass. Before moving on to the final top 50 standings and the top placers in each statistical category, I wanted to pass on a piece of advice. If you want to play the RCLs at a high level, you need good competition. I urge you all to try and organize your RCLs next year in the comments and create a strong active league with other active commenters. I know, I know, I have beat this drum before, but it’s the only way to have a high league index.  Here, let me demonstrate why. Of the 7 offensive stats that Rudy collects (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,AB,HITS), the FCL led in five of them, including the all important ABs, the ECFBL led in one (Hits) and was second in 4 others. I bring this up because, like Cram said above and like I have jammed down your eyes all year, YOU MUST UTILIZE GAMES ON OFF DAYS!  Batty Call, Batty Call, Batty Call!

On the pitching side, it’s the same game. You have to fill your pitching slots as much as possible. In the six categories we track (W,K,SV, ERA,WHIP,IP), the FCL led in 4, the ECFBL was second in 4, and actually the FCL was 4th in ERA and WHIP. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that ERA and WHIP finish.  Now if you don’t know, these leagues accomplished this by rostering less starters and instead they streamed their starts and loaded up on middle relief…yes, even on the off days. Sometimes, they will stream MRs on an off day for some extra Ks. Well, to do some basic math, we play 26 weeks, if you get an extra 2-4 Ks a week then that’s 52-104 extra K’s at the end of the year. Now, go look at your final standings and tell me if that is something you would be loving right now.  Am I right?!?!  Before I go, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who came in and commented this season. Without you, there is no us. I really enjoyed being your host for 2015, I’ll see you around the site. (I do these on the fantasy football side every week, too.)

The RCL Top 50: Final Standings

This is the best around!… For the season. Cram is our Daniel Larusso for 2015! He beat all the Cobra Kai’s and won the All Valleys RCL Championship. Sky will be visiting you soon to jump out of a cake and doing a strip tease to the the tune of Moment of Truth by Survivor. The table below contains the final ranks, team name, league name, RCL points, League Index and League Points.

 

Rank Team League RCL Points League Points League Index
1 Cram It FCL 123.98 97 112
2 Team AL KOHLIC ECFBL 122.96 101 110
3 **** CARNAC FCL 118.53 88.5 112
4 Unpainted Arizona HA! 116.1 110 103
5 Backdoor Sliders Razzball Champion’s League 115.92 93 109
6 Odin’s Virulent Man Beard Razzball Champion’s League 114.35 93 109
7 Astros to Mouth Spiders and Snakes 114.1 113 101
8 Team Albright RCL ‘Perts 112.92 105 104
9 Hardy Bombs Lester’s RCL #3 112.03 107 103
10 The Hippos ECFBL 111.49 88 110
11 kumamoto expungers The Captains of Outer Space 111.2 118.5 98
12 Don Mattingly’s Sideburns Cougs R Us 110.43 94 106
13 Big Magoo ECFBL 110.3 86.5 110
14 Big Magoo Take on Magoo 110.14 108 102
15 Soler Powered Two Out Rally 109.61 107.5 101
16 Pittsburgh Lumber Company Night of the Living Zombinos 109.4 95 106
17 Backdoor Sliders Night of the Living Zombinos 109.35 95.5 106
18 Wake Up FCL 109.3 83 112
19 My Mustache Has A Mustache Lester’s RCL #2 109.18 105 102
20 AK FortySevens Night of the Living Zombinos 108.86 96 106
21 RA the Rugged D ickeys King Ralph’s Emporium 108.66 107 101
22 Money Ballers JB’s RCL 108.53 103 102
23 Johnny Utahs Razzball Champion’s League 108.45 85 109
24 Dr Freeze Signd Scalpel Hamiltons Dandruff 108.17 111 100
25 The BallBusters FUBAR 107.3 110 100
26 John Boccabellas The Downward Spiral 106.11 103.5 102
27 Sporkcroft ! FCL 106.01 78.5 112
28 Team Frost Cougs R Us 105.41 89.5 106
29 Big Magoo Razzball RCL Writers League 105.29 104 101
30 Last Vegas Razzball Soccer Sympathizers 105.25 104 102
31 Beast Coast SchmidtHeads 105.22 103 102
32 M’Altuve Carter Saskatchewan 104.9 97.5 102
33 Heartless Baastards JB’s RCL 104.83 98.5 102
34 Donkeycorn Apocalypse 3 British Columbia 104.75 100.5 102
35 Baseball Cougar Night of the Living Zombinos 104.72 90.5 106
36 Kid A Jawns 104.45 95 104
37 I’ve got Wood. … Phrasing! Take on Jay #1 104.38 100 102
38 Yu Out Grey’s Mustache Wax 104.18 106 100
39 Delts Brah Lester’s RCL #3 103.87 101.5 103
40 Philly Jawns CharlieHustlers 103.8 97 102
41 Boro Ballers Early Birds 103.54 103 101
42 Slump Busters Saskatchewan 103.41 99.5 102
43 Tony’s 5.5 Hole Take on Jay #1 103.2 97.5 102
44 Chicago Paleo Hoes Original Recipe 2015 103.17 96 103
45 Adderall Admirals Beddict’s Chosen Disciples 102.75 113 96
46 drunc orks Euro Razzball 102.63 101.5 101
47 Musk Oxes Hodgepadres ‘R’ Us 102.35 106 100
48 Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects Razzball Champion’s League 102.34 83 109
49 Team harris CharlieHustlers 102.27 95 102
50 Happy Vegans Razzball Champion’s League 101.94 80 109

 

Razzball Commenter Leagues 2015 MASTER STANDINGS

Top 3 Category Leaders for 2015

RUNS

Team League Total
 Astros to Mouth  Spiders and Snakes  1239
 kumamoto expungers  The Captains of Outer Space  1209
 AK FortySevens  Night of the Living Zombinos  1177

HR

Team League Total
 Astros to Mouth  Spiders and Snakes  368
 The FreshPrince Of Hell’s Lair  The Underground  353
 Hats For Bats  Spiders and Snakes  332

RBI

Team League Total
 The FreshPrince Of Hell’s Lair  The Underground  1149
 Astros to Mouth  Spiders and Snakes  1129
 Hats For Bats  Spiders and Snakes  1127

SB

Team League Total
 Paul Before Swine  BATTAMANIA!  230
 **** CARNAC  FCL  222
 Wile Coyote II  Dr. Bosch’s Anti-Agers  222

AVG

Team League AVG AB’s
 Birdman’s Boyhood  Hoodie Dreams  .2877  6989
 Team FAITH  West Coast Razzball  .2858  7258
 Pecan Sandies  Freebird  .2848  7208

WINS

Team League Total
 Team bjorklund  Don’t even remember last year  119
 Team Lyon  Original Recipe 2015  119
 Team AL KOHLIC  ECFBL  117

SAVES

Team League Total
 Colicky Fuddruckers  The Razzies Challenge  250
 My Mustache Has A Mustache  Lester’s RCL #2  243
 Team barten  Riverboat Fantasy  241

K’s

Team League K’s Innings K/9
 Suck It  DriHeat  1667  1472  10.2
 Jersey Moose  Walking On Sunshine  1631  1532  9.6
 Soler Powered  Two Out Rally  1627  1493  9.8

ERA

Team League ERA Innings K/9
 John Boccabellas  The Downward Spiral  2.57  1425  8.6
 Anabolic Agents  Dr. Bosch’s Anti-Agers  2.63  1492  9.5
 Atlanta TBD  Take on Jay #6  2.74  1337  9.5

WHIP

Team League WHIP Innings K/9
 Anabolic Agents  Dr. Bosch’s Anti-Agers  1.00  1492  9.5
 Atlanta TBD  Take on Jay #6  1.01  1337  9.5
 Burchard Black Sox  The Filthy Spawn of Beddict  1.04  1433  9.0

Note: AVG based on a minimum of 6560 AB’s.  ERA and WHIP are a minimum of 1190 innings

 

 
  1. Troy says:
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    Crazy that I had a team that dropped 113 points and was only ranked 45th… gotta love Tehol’s leagues!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Troy: the index factor will be turned down next year. You had a great year!

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @J-FOH: Is this true?

      • Troy says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks! #humblebrag

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @J-FOH: what is the rational on “turning down the index factor”?

  2. MattTruss

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    Awesome recap, good tidbits for RCLers looking to take that next step, and because I didn’t post it to the FCL message board, congrats to Crammy. He executed fantastic RCL strategy. Photo finish for that top overall spot, nice work by AL to make it that close, he had a pretty insane final month. Good stuff, I’ll take my top 10 and go back to scribbling in notebooks and Excel spreadsheets trying to figure out how to do better next year. Step one, less Crown during the FCL draft…or maybe more?

    • Cram It says:
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      @MattTruss: Thanks buddy. I recommend Evan Williams.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss: Thanks Matt, most credit goes to cram for I had him write the bulk of it with his own words via my questions. My collaboration with mike for the nasty inspired this. I suggest not drinking. Your massive reaching left the door open too wide.

      • MattTruss

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        Didn’t really think I reached a ton (just that weird Aaron Sanchez pick), just had a crappy draft. Plus, this draft was early (mid march) and Rendon hadn’t been hurt yet, so…first round pick got flushed. Because it was early it was my first draft of the season and it typically takes me 1-2 to get primed (and I don’t waste time with mock drafts…gross). Excuse, yada, yada, excuse, early drafts suck, yada, yada.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattTruss: Carlos Santana in the 4th and Trumbo in the 6th were reaches

          • MattTruss

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            Maybe with the benefit of hindsight, but Santana went in the 4th in Champions League and ECFBL also (and not by me)….and Trumbo went in the 7th in both those leagues (also not by me). I don’t think 1 round is a massive reach

            • J-FOH says:
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              @MattTruss: nah there is no hindsight,, after the draft I talked with a league mate and we both agreed those were reaches….and I also called them reaches in the live chat that day. Dont get me wrong I too reached for Santana in another league but I was also not sober like you were. We are both in the same boat on this. I knew at the time I reached.

              • MattTruss

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                They were 1 round reaches at worst though, not egregious and hardly what sunk my battleship

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @MattTruss: Please dont take this personal, but to give you a few different ADP’s for perspective

                  Carlos Santana – you selected him at 38, his ADP for NFBC was 76 and for fantasy pros was 71

                  Mark Trumbo – you selected him at 62, for NFBC he went at 101 and at Fantasy Pros at 114

                  Fantasy Pros is a culmination from many different sites. Now if we factor in RCL strategy of those leagues and they take a bump up, maybe 60 for Santana and 90 for Trumbo, but not as much as we think. I took Santana at 53 in the perts, which even at the time felt reachy by me.

                  All this depends on how we view drafting and value. Some peeps have tried to convince me that value is a myth but thats short sighted. Its not what they didn’t do that hurts us but what we should of had if we didnt reach.

                  • MattTruss

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                    Sure, but those are totally different leagues my man. I look at the 3 most competitive RCL leagues and Santana went in the 4th in each of them and Trumbo went at latest, the 7th. I just don’t consider that to be a “massive reach” is all. It’s semantics I guess. But you’re comparing apples and oranges when comparing RCL ADP to NFBC ADP, especially RCL leagues that know what the hell they are doing. RCL ADP of those two was 60 and 97, but knowing your room, they were going to go before those spots with you and Magoo in there. To be perfectly honest, Chris Davis was my target at that spot, but Cram had a “massive reach” and took him at #37 (RCL ADP of 51 or NFBC ADP of 62 if that’s what you want to look at). After getting sniped there I had to scramble and like I said, I knew my room and knew Santana wasn’t coming back around. I believed in the guy in the offseason and said as much around the comments. He burned me this year, shizz happens, I was wrong, that happens fairly often. If he had turned in a year like Crush Davis did, there would be no talk of a “massive reach”. It seems a bit revisionist is all. I don’t recall you saying in the draft it was a reach, I actually remember you saying I just drafted 35 HRs or something to that effect. Even looking back with the benefit of hindsight, I guess Cespedes would have been the right pick there, or maybe Chapman. That area of the draft was pretty gross this year. Plus, I flipped Trumbo for Cueto after less than a month. My biggest point is, these aren’t “massive reaches” in my estimation, they were slight reaches (again, semantics I guess, depending on what your definition of “massive” is) and were hardly what led to my 9th place finish. I lost the draft in rounds 9-15. Alex Wood – trainwreck, Wil Myers – Injured, Alex Gordon – blah and injured, Aaron Sanchez – WTF?, Khris Davis – I was just 4 months too early on him, Jean Segura was meh, and Matt Shoemaker was a trainwreck. That, in my humble opinion is where I lost the draft, not a slight reach for two guys with 35 HR potential a round or so early.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @MattTruss: we’ll just call it a difference of opinon

                    • Grey

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                      @MattTruss: And Arenado in the 2nd round would’ve been a reach by me if it didn’t work out… Trumbo and Santana weren’t reaches there if you wanted them…If you’re not reaching, you’re not drafting your team and just drafting everyone else’s team and being instructed by the ADP…

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                      there you go being contrary about me ever having a difference of opinion with anyone. Arenando was not a reach in the 2nd unless you are saying your ranking and projections for him were being reachy. I know you are trying to start shizz over here. And ADP is not how you draft but a guide in trying to maximize value as you may blow a 4th round pick when you could of had them in the 5th, a round ahead of where they have normally gone.

                    • Grey

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                      If you’re saying taking a guy in the 4th when they usually go in the 5th is a reach, it makes no sense… ADP is average draft pick, to have an ADP of the 5th round, it means some people are drafting them in the 4th…

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                      no what Im saying is taking someone in the 4th that you could of got in the 5th because they have been going in the 6th or even 7th. the 5th is the better reach risk, thats all.

                      In the early rounds, I view it as trying to shorten your reach as much as you can.

                      I prefer to draft those higher floor less risky yet still more predictable players in the first four rounds…. when I can. In perts I broke my own rule with Springer in the 2nd, and hated myself right after I drafted him, because I know better. Yes I criticize myself from day one and all year after that, its probably why drafting has taken more years of my life than cigarettes.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, still makes no sense… If you want someone in the 4th that would usually go in the 5th, you take them, it’s not a reach… Like Matt said, if Santana had performed, you wouldn’t even be saying anything about it

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                      @MattTruss: to go over this again, because I’m reading that you are not getting what I’m saying. He is a reach in the 4th and the 5th, he is best to be chosen in the 6th. And hindisght has nothing to do with it when i called it on draft day, and even admitted to my own reaching, I will quote myself because you missed that part.

                      “after the draft I talked with a league mate and we both agreed those were reaches….and I also called them reaches in the live chat that day”

                      I think the greater issue you have here is me admitting that we all reach and that we need to be careful with who we reach for and how far ahead we reach. I prefer not to, even though I still do it, because more often than not it leads us down the road of failure. If it works we think it always works and when we fail we think its a fluke. This is the off season where we need to examine these things to make ourselves stronger for next year. There is risk, calculated risk and blind risk.

                    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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                      @MattTruss: using ADP off Fantasy Pros makes sense when you are dealing with regular people (since they come from those), but i’m guessing like Truss said these leagues being discussed most certainly aren’t those.

            • MattTruss

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              Actually, Trumbo in the 7th in ECFBL was by me, but again, these aren’t “massive reaches” by my estimation.

  3. Mike

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    Congrats Cram!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Thanks Mike!

  4. Cram It says:
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    This is beautiful Jack. I will print this article out, laminate it and put it on my fridge.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: I could do a high glossy print and send it out to my framing guy….yup I got a framing guy, and no I’m not talking about a catcher. I hope you liked the title.

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Title couldn’t be more fitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats again! Is the email address you use to comment the one I can reach you out about the prizes?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I can forward his to you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I emailed you, Cram, let me know if you don’t get it…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I emailed you

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Got it.

  5. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    a) To the Toast of Title Town – congrats Cram! beastly stuff. 2) Very nice post FOH. iii) Not to blow smoke, but after Grey telegraphs every single thought and motive and plan and move and intention and all his daily tricks on this site all year I think it is impressive that he still finished 8th overall, manufique. d) that was such a beautiful game last night, nothing more manly and integrified and spirit-crushing than to retaliate with 13 runs and the victory. Go Mets!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul

      A) it’s cool we got insight. Who doesn’t like talking about themselves

      2) thanks. I just cut and pasted a lot

      iii) grey always likes to see people tell him how great he is…because he is (brownie point)

      d) as someone who had two horses in the race last night it was good to see the mets respond. That was definitely Collins showing in their bats. Mattingly is such a pussy and a dumb ass. Nothing like sitting Seager, not playing your best defensive outfielder in Pederson with your contact pitcher on the mound and playing a gimping crawford. Not to take away from mets. They still would have won by shear will but I hope this seals Mattingly fate to get the f**k out of town. Maybe he, Weiss and Williams can do a re re production of the three stooges.

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @J-FOH: Ugh I’m so pisst that Weiss is coming back.

        • Grey

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          Guess that means another year where we don’t get Rockies lineups until every other lineup is posted

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Walt has a strategy!

            • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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              @J-FOH: yup, his strategy is fake it til you bake it

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: this is why I dont get invested in caring one way or another.

  6. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Nice job, Cram. You beat the best of the best on the site. As good as it gets, dork-wise.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I’m still calling for a razzball pocket protector and calculator or the winner

  7. FrankGrimes says:
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    Congrats Cram!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Thanks Grimey!

  8. Mike Adamson says:
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    Well done Cram!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike Adamson: Thanks Adamsey!

  9. Malicious Phenom says:
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    CONGRATS Cram, well done and much deserved!

  10. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Way to go Cram! Jack, how did you calculate the league competitive index? And very nice to see Grey 8th like Ra’zbahl Al Ghul said, telegraphing thoughts is definitely a disadvantage…

    JFOH, if next year’s top prize is a razzball pocket protector and calculator, I will finally get off my a$$ and play in an RCL

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gray’s Sports Almanac: Rudy does all the numbers, and VIn gathers all the data. Im just the guy that cut and pastes the data into charts and provides commentary. This is a three man operation. If you comment more than once a month you better play.

      • big thanks to Vin and his partner-in-crime for their data pulls. not only does it make my RCL Standings update easy-peasy but it’s how we incorporate the “% Own” data into Streamonator/Hittertron.

        big thanks to J-FOH for the write-ups. love it that we shine a light on great season-long fantasy play in leagues less-infested by abandoned teams. i know RCL has helped me become a better daily player as well as better at designing our tools (Streamonator/Hittertron).

        i pity the fools that are playing our RCLers in non-RCL leagues…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: thanks Rudy. That is why I always encourage commenters to coordinate leagues together. I also want to get grey to guilt our H2H regulars to play the RCL’s. C’mon Grey, use your influence.

          You guys make the work too easy. Its funny, in football I don’t have a Vin for all those tidbits so it makes all my write-ups pretty vanilla. #MissVin

  11. mauledbypandas says:
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    Congrats to everyone,

    Magoo with 3 teams in the top 30 is impressive.

    Not sure how I got 6th, I would like to quote the great Ron Washington “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut coming off the tree once in a while.”

    Congrats Crammy,

    I will get that belt mailed out post haste. I just have to scrub off a few substances and run it under a black light to make sure the evidence has been removed. Don’t pull a first to almost worst next year like I did. I think you will be ok though.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: thanks ! congrats on top 10 finish, must feel good to kick butt in your own site’s game!

        by the by… truer words have never been spoken

        “If you’re not reaching, you’re not drafting your team and just drafting everyone else’s team and being instructed by the ADP…”

        Carlos Santana burned me in a lot of places too… If you want I will show you on the doll where he burned me

        • Grey

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          Thanks! Top 10 feels like a huge accomplishment out of 1200 teams… Yeah, I don’t even really look at ADP… Rudy does though and uses it well… To me, I just draft my team

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: ah so this is a you and Rudy thing. I hate being a pawn caught between my two daddies

            • Grey

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              Stop running to Rudy and asking him if you can stay up after your bedtime!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: I hope you dont mind me using your pic in the post

      • Grey

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        Yeah, I’m sure he’s crazy mad, how dare you!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I have to be this way for legal reasons

          • Grey

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            Covering your bases, smart move!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: my previous legal experience comes in handy

              • Grey

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                You mean run in with the law, don’t you?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: busted! Can’t hide anything from you…Ive also out run the law but that’s an off site story

                  • Grey

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                    Ha

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        Looks like he’s wearing one of those cowpoke shirts with the paisley or roses on the top back. Is MBP a bull rider?

        • Grey

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          Haha

          • Baezaworldseries says:
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            @J-FOH: Ahh ok. Still, I liked to know. Flowers or boteh?

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: No problem about the picture, just sad I have to mail off that awesome belt to Crammy!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @mauledbypandas: my attorney is pissed, he was hoping for more litigation because of my screw ups

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @J-FOH: I will accept hush money!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @mauledbypandas: will hush bamboo be acceptable?

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @J-FOH: that will do, I will need a dump truck full though

  12. slew says:
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    Congrats, Cram! Impressive showing.
    Thanks to Razz for all that y’all do. Over 1200 RCL teams and hopefully more next year.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @slew: we need all hand on deck for next year. Every reader must play

  13. SteveNZ says:
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    Well done Cram – great effort.

    Elsewhere, Siegrist owners know this situation only too well. He is a tremendous reliever – just not always when you really need him to be…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: so when you own him and need him to come through he sucks

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        @J-FOH: Probably more accurate to say that he seems to suck the worst at the most inopportune times.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: that is a way better way to say it

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: just shows that using him in useless spots, like one game after they locked up division at end of the year and were losing left in the year really wasn’t smart. A guy leaving balls up and allowing 3 homers to 10 batters might be a little tired.

  14. nick the dick says:
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    You watching Fargo season one before you start 2?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: Yes I am…when i get a chance

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        @J-FOH: Just making sure. I didn’t know they’re connected but they are

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: Grey said before it was a pre-quel, so I have to trust him on that.

          What I saw was the guy from my guilty pleasure show, Burn Notice, is in it.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: yeah its a prequel, I didn’t realize until I started watching. Never saw Burn Notice but I know people that say its good. That actors good

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: Jeffrey Donovan kicks ass. Burn Notice is just a veg out and watch without thinking kind of show. Like reading a Tom Clancy book….and the show has Bruce Campbell who kicks ass on many levels

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                @J-FOH: Any Donovan kicks ass obviously

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: hahaha, I didn’t put that together…what is that name…Irish?

                  • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                    @J-FOH: yeah, Irish. Campbell’s got new evil dead show out soon too.

  15. job3rd says:
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    Thanks for the updates J FOH. I’ll take 30th overall!! However, my leaguemates left something to be desired…’cept for Lifshitz:) I also tied for second in Zito’s Meatballs and won Razzball DC in addition to the 1st in Razzball Soccer Sympathizers…(also finished first in F-Her Right in the Posey, which failed to qualify as an RCL due to an improper setup with 200 Starts Max instead of 180.) Not bad for my first ever RCLs. However, it should be noted that I averaged 364 moves!!! in the 3 RCLs that counted. If I may make a suggestion that will likely fall upon deaf ears…I would like there to be less correlation between making the most moves and finishing first. Obviously, most fantasy baseball leagues revolve around streaming. I just wish there would be some sort of limit. As someone who averaged more than two moves per day, I clearly need to get a life (my own fault). I just think a transaction cap of 200 (or 150 or 250 or 1/day) would allow streaming but not on an unlimited basis. Anyway, thanks a lot. The leagues were fun (and time-consuming.)

    • job3rd says:
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      @job3rd: Okay, so enough tooting me own horn.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @job3rd: i don’t think it’s about how many moves you make more than just the leagues that have the best stats are worth the most, which they should be, and the way to get the most of these counting stats appears to be….. getting as many at bats or innings as possible.

      They won’t ever put moves caps on these leagues. Those are put into leagues so those that have less time to give to their team than others handicap everybody down to a level they are comfortable feeling competitive at. It’s team interest/time level socialism.

  16. Happy Vegans says:
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    Congratulations, Cram! Quite the accomplishment.

    Last season, I ended up 21 overall while this season I finished 50. And because of how tough the league was (Razzball Champions League), I’m more proud of this year’s finish. Thank you to everyone at Razzball for an awesome year of content.

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