Rudy and his robots are on vacation this week, which means we won’t have the usual weekly Razzball Commenter Leagues data to go over this week. Do androids dream of electric beach? I can (and will!) still recap the ‘Perts League and we’ll go over the trades from the week. Next week, we’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime I thought I’d toss out a friendly reminder about pacing yourself. No, this is not advice for becoming a competitive eater so put away the Sam’s Club industrial jug of mayonnaise. This is about pacing your innings pitched. Some simple math tells us there are 25 weeks in the season and we need to get to 1400 IP. That means you should be looking at about 56 innings pitched per week in order to stay on track. In other words, you should be sitting at about 170 IP as of this writing. FanTrax does offer you a glimpse of your current pace if you click the Min/Max button on your team screen. I’m not sure I trust their math though. I followed that calculation last year and with about a month and a half to go had to stream my arse off in just about every league to catch up. I’m not sure where the breakdown was, but I’m doing my own tracking this season. With any luck, you’re reading this early enough this season that you won’t fall into the same trap.
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 is still king of the ‘Perts world this week despite losing nine points. It was fortunate timing for Grey as the second place team, Son, lost six points of his own. There were a lot of big swings this week as Hot Rod lost eight and a half points, I lost ten and Malamoney lost ten and a half. Those points went to B_Don (9), Donkey Teeth (9.5), Cram It (11.5) and the big winner of the week, Tehol (13.5). Tehol and Cram It tied for the most standings spots gained as they each moved up four places this week with their big point gains. Malamoney was the biggest loser, losing 5 spots in the standings. Speaking of losers, don’t bother looking at that team in eleventh, nothing to see there.
B_Don and Donkey Teeth pulled off a big trade this week, more on that later, it’s interesting that both of them made big jumps the same week. Nice work fellas!
All the trades that have gone down in the past week. Public ridicule is not only allowed, but encouraged.
There is the ‘Perts League trade I mentioned above. It’s basically Story for Scherzer as Donkey Teeth searched for offense. Let’s quickly run this one through Rudy’s Trade Analyzer. B_Don gets $39 in value while DT gets $35.50. Not bad either way.
I’m surprisingly OK with trading Rizzo for Paddack and Alonso. Usually I like getting the best player in a deal but I’m not so sure Emsbems didn’t here…
Tough time to trade for Aaron Judge. Ouch.
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