I hope everyone got to enjoy a long weekend this Memorial Day.  I took in some sunshine at the lake with some burgers and dogs with the unofficial kickoff to summer up here in the north country.  I’ve got the sunburn to prove it. Nothings says summer kickoff like coming home looking like a lobster. I’m all recovered though and ready to bring you the goings on for the week in the Razzball Commenter Leagues.  We had a change at the top spot for the first time in four weeks. A certain ‘Pert is back on top of the ‘Perts League heap and we had a couple of weekly records fall. All this and more in the week that was, week 8 in the RCLs:

‘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.

It was short-lived for Ralph in the top spot.  Grey reclaimed his crown Monday night last week and went on to gain 10.5 points, the most in the league this week.  After losing 13 points last week Grey almost gained them all back and now sits 11.5 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Roto-Wan.  Roto-Wan tied with B_Don for the most standings spots gained this week, each gaining three places.

Son had a brutal week in the ‘Perts League this week, losing 15.5 points.  Son had the second worst ERA in all the RCLs with a whopping 8.88 in 51.2 IP.  Ouch. Son, Tehol and Ralph all dropped three spots in the standings this week.

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 Fat Fuckin’ Babies RCL 2019 (#57) 115.3 113 102 113.7
2 Licketty Splits RCL 2019 (#52) 113.6 106.5 107 108.6
3 MattTruss223 DFSers Anonymous 112.7 105.5 107 109.3
4 Backdoor Splitters ECFBL 107.9 103.5 105 105.2
5 Team mcafeeeee RCL 2019 (#17) 105.5 104 102 103.6
6 Backdoor Cutters Night of the Living Zombinos 104.9 96.5 108 101.9
7 Elephant Riders RCL 2019 (#18) 104.5 103.5 103 101.3
8 Team pozzo RCL 2019 (#12) 104.2 105 99 104.6
9 The Hippos ECFBL 103.1 98.5 105 101
10 UpNorth RCL 2019 (#65) 102.9 101.5 103 99.5

Welp, the Fat Fuckin Babies take the lead folks.  They were able to gain one point in RCL #57 while former leader, Licketty Splits lost two in RCL #52 and fell to second.  It’s a tight race at the top though and we could be looking at a few weeks of changes at the top.

My DFSers Anonymous team holds tight in third as does Backdoor Splitter’s ECFBL squad in fourth and Team mcafeeeee in fifth.

Backdoor Cutters jumps up from seventh to sixth and Elephant Riders makes a big leap from 22nd to seventh.

Team pozzo remains in eighth for another week while my ECFBL teams fals to ninth.

Finally, UpNorth jumps back into the top ten after falling to 18th last week.

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
5/22/2019 COUGS R US
Houktown Hustlers traded Will Smith & Kirby Yates to Kriza for Chris Sale & Amed Rosario
5/23/2019 RCL #45
The #45 Horse traded Josh Hader to 1992 City Champs for Brandon Lowe
5/23/2019 RCL #49
foul balls traded Luis Severino to Team CubbieBearz for Yu Darvish
5/24/2019 RCL #48
El_Marco traded Eduardo Rodriguez & Josh Bell to Team Toneydb for Aaron Nola & Josh Phegley
5/25/2019 RCL #48
El_Marco traded Mike Moustakas to Team kelion for Daniel Murphy
5/25/2019 ECFBL
Retro Vertigo traded Aaron Nola to Vegans for Josh Bell
5/25/2019 RCL #66
Fake News Bears traded Nicky Lopez to Honey Bunches of Sadness for Alex Verdugo
5/26/2019 DFSers Anonymous
Chicago Mark traded Joey Gallo & Kolen Wong to Richardo for Daniel Murphy & Whit Merrifield
5/26/2019 RCL #14
Squat Cobblers 2 traded Hector Neris & Josh Hader to Private Confusion for Anthony Rendon

Nine trades went through this week with Josh Hader, Aaron Nola and Josh Bell  trading places twice. I prefer Hader to Brandon Lowe but swapping Hader and Neris for Anthony Rendon is pretty sweet.  I’m not sure what to make of Josh Bell’s start to the year, but I guess you have to buy in at this point.

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 73 – Funky Butt Lovin’ (RCL 2019 (#40))

HR –28 – Skip Mcgillicuddy (Frequent Commenters League)

RBIs – 71 – Lucky Bucky (RCL 2019 (#15))

SB – 11 – Team cheesesteaks (RCL 2019 (#22)) & Team Bgazda (RCL 2019 (#51))

AVG – .361 – Team NinoCardenas (RCL 2019 (#44))

K – 99 – Team johnnyhobbes (RCL 2019 (#5))

W – 8 – 10 Teams Tied

SV –  10 – 4 Teams Tied

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 1.29 – Ug (RCL 2019 (#65)) (in 48.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.719 – Team coachdalmore (RCL 2019 (#3)) (in 40.1 IP)

We set a new Runs record this week and we’ve now shattered last year’s HR record.  Last season the weekly record for HRs was 26 over the course of the season. This year we’ve had weeks of 27 and 28.  Do you think we’ll hit 30? We also tied the RBI weekly record with another team hitting 71. Keep up the good work everyone!

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: Team maloudashairdresser

League: RCL 2019 (#59)

Stats:   AVG: .314, R: 62, HR: 24, RBI: 70, SB: 4

IP: 57.1, ERA: 1.41, WHIP: 0.924, K: 65, W: 7, SV: 5

Summary: Now that’s a week to write home about!  Team maloudashairdresser hit over .300 for the week and was right near the top of the weekly leaderboard in both HRs and RBIs.  To top it off, Team maloudashairdresser was second in all the RCLs with a 1.41 ERA in enough qualified IP and had a sub 1 WHIP. It was Anthony Rizzo, Austin Riley  and Eddie Rosario pacing the offense this week with Odorizzi, Paddack, Foltynewicz and Stephen Strasburg doing work on the pitching side. This stellar week was enough to gain Team maloudashairdresser five league points in RCL #59 and increase their league lead to fifteen points!  Keep this up and the league will be over by July!

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Nola for Bell is a popular trade ask, not just here, but in comments… It’s a tough call, I think it could go either way. I’d prolly lean Bell, but Nola can’t be this bad can he?

    Narrator: He can.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Yea, apparently he can. I’d probably lean Nola myself, but who knows

    • mthom42 says:
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      I obviously went with Nola. Maybe it’s because I always sell high and buy low. Or maybe it’s because I went to LSU and have a love affair with a home grown pitcher named Nola.

      The answer is always somewhere in-between
      Side note: both my trades received veto votes. Wtf?

      El Marco

  2. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Thanks Matt for the updates. Amazing to see you and Backdoor with 3 teams EACH! in the top 20 or so…maybe more, but I can’t count.

    If this were European Football, you two would be ‘promoted’ next year and the rest of us would have a chance!! Anyway, good job.

    • MattTruss

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      No prob man and thanks! Apparently if the RCLs were draft and holds you’d be killing us!

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