Hello there, RCLers and welcome to another weekly round-up.  We’re hitting the dog days of the Razzball Commenter Leagues now, this is the time of year where teams in the bottom half of the standings check out and start drafting fantasy football teams.  But not you, good reader, you are sticking around for the long haul and grinding out those roto points.  Just a friendly reminder that our RCL trade deadline is approaching.  August 13th at midnight is your last chance to make any moves via trade.  I expect the next week to be very busy with trades.  It’s your last chance to make an impact move, so check out those standings, see where you can gain the most points, and maybe take the team ahead of you down a notch and get trading!  There’s no need to win stolen bases by 100 after all.  May all your trades be accepted this week and may you be leading your league by September.  Here are the trades from the past week and all the other news from the week that was, week 17:

 

‘PERTY ‘PERTS

Each week we’ll peek in at our resident ‘perts to see who is laying claim to best “expert” RCLer in the land.  We’ll take notes, check the standings and generally stalk them.  The heading is also hyperlink, so feel free to follow along as we go.

Grey picked himself up off the mat this week and gained two places, mostly thanks to Malamoney’s 5.5 point drop and B_Don dropping a point as well.  JKJ had the most points gained this week, picking up six.  Blair lost 3.5 points this week, but more bonkers was his RCL-worst 8 ERA in 36 IP.  Blair has definitely packed it in for football season though, still rostering Chad Kuhl is not advisable currently with an 11.49 ERA and 2.49 WHIP in his last four.  Mercifully, he’s on the IL now, but Blair is also still rostering Franmil and several IL’d players, so there’s that.

My lead on the league stretched to 17.5 and I’m holding on for dear life for the final two months.

 

RAZZSLAM STANDINGS UPDATE

Each week we’ll also take a look at the top ten overall standings in our other Razzball sponsored league, the RazzSlam.  This is our NFBC Best Ball league with managers from all across the industry, from content providers to fans and readers just like you.

Coolwhip had a big week and holds things down for the Razz Fam in third overall at the moment.  Following him are JKJ and Zach.  Grey bumped himself up to 24th this week, while DT now teeters on the edge in 30th place.  It really only takes one big week to move into that top 30 seat, as Henry Sobieski proved this week, putting up 709 points and moving up 26 places to seventh.

 

TOP 10

For those too lazy to check the MASTER STANDINGS, I present to you, the current top 10

RK TEAM LEAGUE RCL PTS LG PTS LG INDEX MASTER PTS
1 MattTruss223 DFSers Anonymous 116 110.5 105 112.3
2 Wake Up RCL 2022 (#6) 111 115.5 95 114.9
3 Fred Garvin MP Cougs R Us 108.9 100.5 109 104.1
4 MattTruss PERTS LEAGUE 108.5 106 101 110.3
5 stechsjj RCL 2022 (#35) 105.6 104 101 106.3
6 AllRice RCL 2022 (#42) 101.5 103 100 100.7
7 Fat Fuckin’ Babies Cougs R Us 101.5 91 109 100
8 MattTruss RCL 2022 (#37) 101.1 100.5 102 99.2
9 Asynda Boil Crab Army 101 100.5 101 99.6
10 Jersey Pine 5 Crab Army 100.2 98.5 101 100

Wake and I are still holding down our top two status but FredGarvin is making some noise this week, moving into third and pushing my ‘Perts team to fourth while stechsjj remains in fifth.

AllRice and FFB each move up some places this week, pushing my RCL #37 team to eighth.

Asynda Boil ascends into the top ten this week, giving Crab Army two teams here as these squads battle it out for the league lead.

TRADES

All the trades that have gone down in the past week.  Public ridicule is not only allowed, but encouraged.

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
8/1/2022 Cougs R Us
Athletically Unathletic traded Gregory Soto & Kyle Tucker to STL Squat Cobblers for Yordan Alvarez
8/2/2022 NOTLZ
DonSlaughtOnslaught traded Starling Marte to Cleats Boyardee for Clayton Kershaw
8/2/2022 RCL #17
TT Is The Way traded Spencer Strider, J.D. Martinez & Oneil Cruz to Vin 17 for Adolis Garcia & Nolan Jones
8/3/2022 RCL #41
8/4/2022 RCL #37
@RazzBDon traded Nathaniel Lowe to ZRob1220 for J.D. Martinez
8/4/2022 RCL #2
DFresh traded Gregory Soto, Tyler O’Neill & Austin Riley to 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One for Kevin Gausman & Justin Verlander
8/4/2022 RCL #11
Pitch Slapped traded Shane McClanahan & Randy Arozarena to Ramblin Wreck for Juan Soto
8/6/2022 RCL #26
MediOAKer Matt traded Shane McClanahan & Francisco Lindor to Woodpeckers for Kyle Tucker & Bobby Witt Jr.

Some nice trades this week, in the second to last week of trade season, eight total with Starling Marte, J.D. Martinez, Gregory Soto, Kyle Tucker, and Shane McClanahan each moving twice.  I really like Vin’s side of his deal with TT Is The Way in exchange for Adolis Garcia.  Also very interesting to see what Juan Soto is netting these days.

 

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 61 – Jersey Pine 2 (RCL 2022 (#35)) & milothecat (Night of the Living Zombinos)

HR –24 – MattTruss (RCL 2022 (#37))

RBIs – 70 – Diamond Archers (RCL 2022 (#40))

SB – 14 – Finkelstein Ballers (RCL 2022 (#41))

AVG – .331 – G-Train (RCL 2022 (#13))

K – 103 – DFresh (RCL 2022 (#40))

W – 10 – Gunk Squad (RCL 2022 (#26))

SV –  8 – The Sneetches (RCL 2022 (#34)) & Backdoor Knucklers (Cougs R Us)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.29 – Mr. Sweat Necklace (RCL 2022 (#37)) (in 62 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.682 – Asynda Boil (Crab Army) (in 51.1 IP)

We had multiple leagues with multiple teams on the leaderboard this week and we added some more teams to a growing list of weekly leader ties.  Diamond Archers makes it a four-way tie with 70 RBIs and Gunk Squad made it a five-way in wins.  The real story this week though is Mr. Sweat Necklace who went sub-atomic on the ERA and landed a 0.29 in 62 IP.  The only pitcher who gave up runs was Cole Irvin (2 ER).  VinWins made a list of the pitchers Mr. SN threw out there:

Kevin Gausman 14 IP

Chris Bassitt 7 IP

Charlie Morton 6.2 IP

Julio Urias 6 IP

Justin Verlander 6 IP

Jeffrey Springs 6 IP

Hunter Greene 6 IP

Cole Irvin 6 IP*

Ryan Tepera 2 IP

Rowan Wick 1.1 IP

Josh Hader 1 IP

That’s an impressive week, to say the least.  I think the only way that gets beat is if someone squeaks in a 40 IP / 0 ER performance.

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Our weekly shout out to the team that killed it the previous week.

Team: MattTruss223 & Capital Offense

League: DFSers Anonymous

Stats:   AVG: .276, R: 49, HR: 17, RBI: 58, SB: 11

IP: 54, ERA: 1.17, WHIP: 0.741, K: 61, W: 6, SV: 1

And

AVG: .286, R: 44, HR: 14, RBI: 53, SB: 6

IP: 77.2, ERA: 2.20, WHIP: 0.979, K: 69, W: 8, SV: 7

Summary: I’m going with the rare double TOW this week because we’re both in the same league and I hate talking about my own teams.  Plus, it really was too close to call, I have the edge in counting stats, CO has the edge in IP and Saves.  We both killed it this week and so, we’re both being included.  For me, it was Oneil Cruz and Ryan McMahon coming alive and pacing the offense while picking Jesus Luzardo off waivers paid immediate dividends for the pitching staff.  For Capital Offense it was Goldy and Rowdy leading the way on offense and Max Scherzer being vintage Max with 11 Ks in 7 IP.  Way to keep that LCI high in DFSers!

Want to be Matt’s Twitter pal?  That’s kinda creepy, but you can follow him here: @MattTruss

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Wake Up
1 month ago

Update on my Team :

HR – 1st overall

RBI (which are completely random… no correlation to HRs whatsoever…) –
3rd overall

AVG – 17th

ERA – 2nd

WHIP – 5th

K/9 – 7 th

Balance.
Balance.
Balance.

And for LCI concerns…only 36 moves used.

And for BMI concerns…I’m big boneded!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Wake Up
1 month ago

Haha. Yeah, nothing more you can do for LCI. (Well, maybe manage everyone’s teams)

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Wake Up
1 month ago

Wow, you are kicking ass this year, Wake!

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Big Thanks to :

You
Rudy
Truss
Vin
Everybody in the Original FCL that we started
Especially Oaktown
All the great players that I’ve been competing with for decades and many many more…

Maybe I’ll do an end of the year recap post if there’s interest and mushrooms available…

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Wake Up
1 month ago

Yes, there’s interest!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Wake Up
1 month ago

I was just thinking, I took over an abandoned team in that league, so the LCI could be even lower. And, you never would have gotten Julio Rodriguez!

Wake Up
1 month ago

3 teams in the top 10 is beyond impressive!

So glad you got a Tout team. How is that one going?

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Congrats man! Like you weren’t having a great enough year, you needed the weekly honor, too!

Usually I hope my trade offers aren’t accepted. Only bad things can happen when they are.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

This guy gave himself Team of the Week? It’s all gone to his head!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, you probably need to have a talk with him.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  MattTruss
1 month ago

Hahaha

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  MattTruss
1 month ago

Hahaha. He hit homers in his first 2 games for me, so I gave him a 10-year/$450 million contract!