A familiar name is back atop the Razzball Commenter Leagues Master Standings, that of your humble RCL Update host.  It’s been since week 8 that I’ve finished the week in the top spot, but with 6 weeks to go, it’s not a bad position to be in.  I’m still fighting that ugly LCI of 99 and with 0.2 RCL Points separating first from third, it’s going to be anyone’s game. Even the lightest slip up and you’re out of it.  I think it will take one of the high LCI teams reaching 106+ or a low LCI team such as mine reaching 110+ to win this thing but either way it should be a fun finish! I’m not the only Razzball writer with a shot at overall RCL glory either, Laura Holt continues to put on a shot in the Writers League and is currently in third place, just 0.2 points behind my squad.  Laura is getting dinged by some pretty terribly win-luck as she’s only got 59 Wins in her 976.1 IP. Watch out for Laura if her win-luck turns around down the stretch. She may end up pulling double duty on Razzball after that, Deep Leagues and RCL strategy! Click below for more on the Master Standings and the rest of the week that was, week 20:


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.

Ho hum, just another week for Ralph leading the ‘Perts league.  With 6 weeks to go, I don’t think anyone’s catching him at this point.  I could be wrong, but this looks like a battle for first loser at this point.  With that said, the battle for second is extremely close! There is currently only one point separating the 4 teams fighting for Ralph’s scraps.  

It should be noted that even a blind squirrel finds a nut once and awhile as Viz’s squad, that hasn’t been touched since early May led all RCL teams this week with 25 HRs.  Not too shabby!

TOP 10

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

1 Starfish & Coffee RCL 2018 (#23) 93.3 107.5 99 80.3
2 Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns RCL 2018 (#59) 93.2 102.5 103 79.1
3 LauraHolt Razzball Writers League 93.1 106 101 78.5
4 Stl Squat Cobblers ECFBL 2018 92.7 99.5 106 76.9
5 Fighting Hams RCL 2018 (#10) 92.7 105.5 102 77.1
6 Chippers Lovechild RCL 2018 (#37) 92.3 105.5 102 75.8
7 SmoakNCron RCL 2018 (#52) 92.2 103 103 77.6
8 The Brown Horse RCL 2018 (#60) 92.2 103 103 76.4
9 Frost Cougs R Us 91.4 98 107 74.2
10 Turd Fergusons RCL 2018 (#8) 91.2 103 101 78.1

Two of the top three were talked about in the open and Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns remains in second place for another week.

The Stl Squat Cobblers got closer to triple digits again this week and climbed from eighth to fourth as a result.

Fighting Hams fell one spot this week to fifth and Chippers Lovechild jumps from twelfth to sixth, no doubt thanks to Chipper’s HOF induction.

SmoakNCron lost 1.5 league points this week and fell from third to seventh.

The Brown Horse jumped into the top 10 this week, hitting eighth place and last week’s #1 team, Frost of Cougs R Us dropped 3.5 league points to fall down to ninth.  Those are the breaks with those tough leagues.

Finally, we have Turd Fergusons rounding things out, falling one spot this week from ninth to tenth.


The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 64 – upnorth (RCL 2018 (#49))

HR –25 – Viz (‘Perty Perts)

RBIs – 66 – Phucket (RCL 2018 (#50)) & Team ltran88 (RCL 2018 (#3))

SB – 14 – Cruz Missiles (RCL 2018 (#60))

AVG – .348 – Golden Snitches (RCL 2018 (#18))

K – 113 – OldNavy 3 (RCL 2018 (#7))

W – 10 – Team GaryAce (RCL 2018 (#6)) & Team farrelljt (RCL 2018 (#39))

SV –  12 – The Sneetches (RCL 2018 (#51))

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.84 – Team Giantstep (RCL 2018 (#52)) (in 53.1 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.674 – Team leeh3194 (RCL 2018 (#11)) (in 46 IP)

No new records were set this week and with six weeks to go, here’s a reminder of this season’s weekly records we’re all chasing:


R – 69 – BJ Miketron (Crab Army)

HR –26 – Team namelessNsilent (RCL 2018 (#73))

RBIs – 80 – The Iron Horse (Crab Army #2)

SB – 19 – Backdoor Sliders (Frequent Commenters League)

AVG – .386 – Turd Fergusons (RCL 2018 (#8))

K – 148 – Clobber Clan (RCL 2018 (#59))

W – 14 – Vin (DFSers Anonymous)

SV –  16 – Chicago Mark (RCL 2018 (#71))

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.41 – FANTASY WIZARDS (RCL 2018 (#71)) (in 43.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.627 – Backdoor Cutters (Night of the Living Zombinos) (in 44.2 IP)


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

Team: Rmuzz55

League: RCL 2018 (#7)

Stats:   AVG: .259, R: 42, HR: 17, RBI: 57, SB: 6

IP: 114.2, ERA: 3.22, WHIP: 1.108, K: 109, W: 9, SV: 2

Summary: Rmuzz had a bit of innings overload this week, but still had the offensive numbers to make them team of the week.  17 HRs and 57 RBIs will do that for you when you mix in 109 Ks and decent ratios. Rmuzz was led this week (unsurprisingly) by Ronald Acuña AKA Pheñom and (surprisingly) Miguel Sano.  No tilde for you Sano! On the pitching side it was all Jacob deGrom. Nice work Rmuzz!

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:

    Of course, Laura is in the top 3 overall… She’s dominated my keeper league for about 15 years… Nice update, Truss, I will be attacking on all fronts for 1st place in ‘perts… We shall see…

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      She’s a woman to be reckoned with for sure! I vote her into the ‘Perts League next year!

      You did make some big gains last night

      • Grey

        Grey says:

        Yeah, we lost Smokey for sure next year

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:

      @Grey: Yeah, until this year, when as I’ve mentioned before you sneakily got me distracted with this RCL ridiculousness!

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Thanks for the update! Just one small suggestion. I think you should list a few more teams instead of a top 10. I don’t know, maybe, let’s see, umm, top 25. Just a thought.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      1 Starfish & Coffee RCL 2018 (#23)
      2 Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns RCL 2018 (#59)
      3 LauraHolt Razzball Writers League
      4 Stl Squat Cobblers ECFBL 2018
      5 Fighting Hams RCL 2018 (#10)
      6 Chippers Lovechild RCL 2018 (#37)
      7 SmoakNCron RCL 2018 (#52)
      8 The Brown Horse RCL 2018 (#60)
      9 Frost Cougs R Us
      10 Turd Fergusons RCL 2018 (#8)
      11 The Road Warrior RCL 2018 (#6)
      12 Team Shoopy RCL 2018 (#73)
      13 Operation Shutdown RCL 2018 (#64)
      14 Team ltran88 RCL 2018 (#3)
      15 1-800-BETTSOFF RCL 2018 (#66)
      16 Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns RCL 2018 (#80)
      17 Team KOechslin RCL 2018 (#27)
      18 Big Blue RCL 2018 (#37)
      19 OldNavy 3 RCL 2018 (#7)
      20 Some Salvy For My Knee Cougs R Us
      21 The Schmohawks Original Recipe 2018
      22 Lickety Splits RCL 2018 (#44)
      23 VottomanEmpire RCL 2018 (#67)
      24 Ralph Lifshitz ‘Perty Perts
      25 VinWins RCL 2018 (#1)

      Huh, would you look at that!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:

        @MattTruss: Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:


  3. Squat Cobblers says:

    Starfish above the Cobblers!! This seems like one of those ‘Rigged Witch Hunts’ I’ve read so much about. You prolly should release your taxes just to be sure.

    • Squat Cobblers says:

      @Squat Cobblers: Congrats anyway MattTruss!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:

        Haha, I swear my position at Razzball has nothing to do with this ranking…just in case though, I’ll fire anyone that tries to investigate!

  4. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:

    Thanks for another great write-up, Matt, and congrats at being back in the catbird seat… was just complaining to Mr. Holt earlier today about my (bad) win luck in another league before I read this, but it’s even better having someone else do it for me!!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      Haha, happy to complain on your account Laura, I hate wins!

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