I hope everyone was able to enjoy a long weekend this Memorial Day.  It’s the unofficial start of summer here in the north country but it was cold and rainy here, kind of like it was at many baseball stadiums this weekend.  Between the rainouts and injuries I was lucky to get in half the normal amount of Games Played for my Razzball Commenter League teams.  My Eduardo Rodriguez vs. the Marlins start got washed out only to see him get crushed by the Astros.  According to the numbers we had a down offensive week.  If you ask my teams with the Padres pitching staff, we had plenty of offense though.  Hopefully you all had sunny weekends and plenty of offense for your RCL teams.  I’m  recouped and ready to bring you the goings on for the week in the RCLs.  Son stretched his lead again this week, but another Razzball writer is hot on his trail.  We also had a couple of weekly pitching records fall, clearly not from anyone rostering Blake Snell.  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.

Son gained five more points this week to bring him to 106 total points.  He was able to keep ahead of Coolwhip, who added four points and just can’t seem to edge Son out.  The biggest gainer this week was Laura. She gained seven points and moved into third place, leaping over my team, who lost six points.  Six points would typically be enough to earn biggest loser honors, however Donkey Teeth nabbed that honor this week with his 11 point debacle.  That was enough to drop him three spots, the most of anyone this week.  JKJ on the other hand gained 5.5 points and moved up three places to secure the biggest jump in the standings this week.

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.

The top two remained unchanged this week with Nicholas Mariano holding onto the top spot over Yatta.  Sammy Reid slid into third, moving up from sixth last week and pushing Asher, Seymour and Donkey Teeth all down one spot.  Ryan Owen held onto seventh and Russell Prentice clawed their way back into the top ten this week after falling out since week four.  A new team makes a top ten appearance this week with James Anderson debuting at the number nine spot, pushing Joseph Bond to tenth.

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 Son PERTS LEAGUE 109.4 106 105 104.5
2 Laura Holt RCL 2021 (#9) 108.6 111 100 106.1
3 Team mpaltrow RCL 2021 (#1) 105.1 102.5 103 102.9
4 Coolwhip PERTS LEAGUE 104.8 101 105 100.6
5 Disgustipated RCL 2021 (#27) 104 100.5 104 100.8
6 Son Writers League 102.6 101.5 100 103
7 Orlando Calrissians RCL 2021 (#32) 102.2 105 99 101.1
8 Team Truss RCL 2021 (#35) 100.8 99 103 98
9 VottomanEmpire RCL 2021 (#25) 100.4 98 104 96.3
10 Lucky Bucky RCL 2021 (#14) 100.1 101.5 99 100.8

As I mentioned, Son got to 106 league points and continued to hold the top overall spot this week.  However, Laura added four points of her own in RCL #9, bringing her to 111 league points.  That pesky league index is giving Son a boost, but if Laura can climb up to that 114-115 range she might have enough to pass him.  Her big output pushed Team mpaltrow to third.

Coolwhip, trying his best to keep pace with Son moved up two spots to fourth this week.

Disgustipated moved from tenth to fifth and Son’s Writer’s League team fell one spot to sixth.

Orlando Calrissians remain in seventh for another week and my RCL #35 team fell four places to eighth.

Rounding things out we have Vottoman Empire who took a three week hiatus from the top ten back in there this week along with a brand new team, Lucky Bucky who has been on a steady climb up the standings and lands in tenth overall.

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
5/24/2021 RCL #11
BallBusters traded Aroldis Chapman to Team LeonardUMason for Kris Bryant
5/24/2021 RCL #13
Team kelion traded Jake McGee & Carlos Correa to WahooFan for Max Muncy
5/25/2021 RCL #33
Who’s Cartwright? traded Jazz Chisholm Jr. & Yermin Mercedes to Team Draft Difficulties for Ryan McMahon & Yuli Gurriel
5/26/2021 RCL #36
Pachoka PSAF traded Freddie Freeman to Oaktown Dingers for Zach Plesac & Jose Abreu
5/27/2021 RCL #18
Fart Butt traded Eugenio Suarez to Team TheFantasyGOAT for Corey Kluber
5/29/2021 RCL #36
Tokyofantasy traded Yermin Mercedes, Paul Goldschmidt & Joc Pederson to Pachoka PSAF for Giancarlo Stanton & Jose Abreu
5/29/2021 RCL #9
Orange & BLack traded Blake Snell to Wholesome Jackies for Keston Hiura
5/29/2021 RCL #17
Zoe’s Boys21 traded Jake McGee to El Marco for Joey Wendle
5/30/2021 RCL #35
Who Framed Willson Contreras? traded DJ LeMahieu to maeda mistakes for Julio Urias

Nine trades were processed this week.  Yermin Mercedes continues to get passed around the RCLs.  He’d probably stay on more teams if he had anything but UTIL.  Blake Snell got traded for Keston Hiura…what a schmohawk this guy is.  I’m holding on, just out of spite, but what a fall from grace.

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 52 – Johnny Utahs (ECFBL) & DFresh (RCL 2021 (#19))

HR –16 – DonSlaughtOnslaught (Night of the Living Zombinos), Man or Stroman? (RCL 2021 (#34)) & Kailuaboys (RCL 2021 (#20))

RBIs – 56 – 3rd String All-Stars (RCL 2021 (#30))

SB – 13 – STL Cardinals (RCL 2021 (#37)) & Backdoor Cutters (Night of the Living Zombinos)

AVG – .310 – Team janowx (RCL 2021 (#31))

K – 104 – Who’s Cartwright? (RCL 2021 (#33))

W – 11 – Fat Fuckin’ Babies (Cougs R Us)

SV –  10 – DFresh (RCL 2021 (#35))

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.22 – Fenway Franks (RCL 2021 (#18)) (in 41 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.583 – Endangered Species (Original Recipe) (in 58.1 IP)

That is one itty bitty ERA.  It’ll take someone hitting zero to top that, a feat I’ve only seen happen once in my time grabbing RCL data.

FFB continues their impressive performance in Cougs and is helping make sure we don’t have anymore ties in the win department.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: Stl Squat Cobblers

League: ECFBL

Stats:   AVG: .252, R: 42, HR: 14, RBI: 49, SB: 6

IP: 82, ERA: 2.30, WHIP: 1.134, K: 79, W: 10, SV: 4

Summary: I always love when I run the numbers for TOW and see a team I’m trying to chase down in one of my leagues at the top of the list.  The Cobblers led all the RCL universe in RBIs last week and followed that up with TOW honors.  What a two week run.  All he did in that time was take over first place in one of the toughest RCLs out there.  Two weeks ago the Cobblers had 76.5 points and were in fourth place.  Now they have 95 and lead the league by 14.5.  What a swing.  This week it was Tatis, Longoria and Tyler O’Neill putting in work on offense and Brandon Woodruff pacing the pitching.  Nice work Cobblers, now slow down a little would ya?

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  1. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I thought you were going to list the top 14 this week.

    • MattTruss

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      Hmm, I think that’s next week.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Of course, when I lose all I gained this week.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          All my other teams fell in the standings this week.

  2. Grey

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    Solid update, I wish I were able to make some moves in our league…Feels like two steps forward, one step backward, over and over…

    BTW, That Yermin trade in #36 is sweet for the other side

    • MattTruss

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      Agreed, I feel like that in most leagues this year too. I make up ground, then Blake Snell destroys my ratios and I lose 1/4 of my team to injury.

      Mhmm, ya, nabbing Giancarlo and Abreu is big time!

      • Grey

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        Yeah, same same…I moved up 10 points in a day, by Sunday I’m back to zero points gained for week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or I do this — 3 points up after the 1st set of games, 3 points down after the night games.

  3. everywhereblair

    everywhereblair says:
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    I would just like it to be known that my Perts league team is patiently awaiting the return of 9 players from the Interesting List.

    • MattTruss

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      Oh, Interesting List! Well, that makes much more sense! Mike Trout sure is interesting, but I would prefer he were playing games instead of just hanging out being MLB’s most interesting man.

  4. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:
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    As usual, both my RCL teams have already taken a huge hit in terms of losing points before your write-up was even posted… the MattTruss curse is alive and well!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Oh no! I know not what I do! If only I could use this power for good!

  5. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:
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    Also, I looked over Son’s Perts team the other day just to see out of curiosity how many players it shared with my RCL #9 team… I was really surprised to see there is only one single common denominator, namely Tatis. I thought that was kinda interesting, both to highlight what an absolute stud he’s been this year even with an IL stint under his belt, but even more so because it shows how in the RCL format you really can take completely different paths to get to the same general place.

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      Totally agree. And I am always amazed at how different my RCL lineups look at year’s end vs opening day. Many different ways to win RCLs

    • MattTruss

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      Very cool! The RCLs are super forgiving for sure, plenty of ways to create a winner. Tatis helps though :)

  6. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Thanks for the TOW award Truss!! And, thanks especially for the yeoman’s work you put in whilst writing about, researching for and competing in numerous leagues. Infrequent commenters like myself appreciate it!! (as do frequent commenters, surely.)

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Cobblers and nice work or late! You and EvilEvies have basically swapped scores over the past two weeks.

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