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Since today is Cinco de Mayo and I am the resident Mexican-ish guy here at Razzball, I wanted to pay tribute to the late Chespirito. The Bumblebee Man character from the Simpsons was based off him, and since I assume most of you can relate to the cartoon I figured the GIF above would be more relatable. Enjoy your pistos today and give cheers to Chespirito! Now, lets get back to the only Razzball post where you can see your team or league listed in a post. Who got the props? We got the props… for you. I love this part of the site, because for those that don’t know, I was once a commenter and got pegged by the Sky to be a contributor. I would say a writer, but anyone who reads my drivel knows that’s debatable… oooh, self burn.  It’s crazy to think it was just March, I sat around waiting like a kid for Christmas, and now I can’t wait to get into June. That’s when the regression fairies should wake up and the rust bunnies should fall off. Hey don’t get mad at me, that’s the way it works most the time, but when they break out, oh I can dig it. With April in the rearview, we have arrived at the month of May, as in May I please have my stats back? Did you catch all the hip-hop tracks in there? It’s why I do the links. Click it, go ahead, you know you want to. I gotta get mine!

 

Category Leaders in Week 4

What a collection we have this week. Five teams tied for wins, three for RbI’s, and three doubles in runs, home runs, and saves. Bravo all of you. Did anyone else notice the changes I added this week? Give up yet? It’s the RCL update now with hyperlinks. Let’s take a minute to thank Vin and Rudy *waits a minute before typing*. You all better appreciate the work that goes into this coverage of our leagues. I’m loving the heavy competition in the writers sponsored leagues this week, looking back, actually for the whole season. We have Jay with four leagues represented, including two different teams here from Take on Jay #4, Tehol has one team and I have three (FCL, Skunk Beard, and JFOH Hearts Tristan). Great to see people bringing their “A” game to take down the writers here at the Razz. Keep up the good work everyone.

R 62 El Macho BorrachoVin Real ECFBL,  Manitoba
HR 23 Fantasy Baseball VisionI’ve got Wood. … Phrasing! British ColumbiaTake on Jay #1
RBI 68 Ersatz HomeboysYasmaniStars as grains of sandOtro Día Nacho Verte HA!Take on Jay #4FCL
SB 16  Sizzling Master Bakers  West Coast Razzball
SVG .370  MyName is Inigo Pedroia YKMFPTD  Damaged Goods
K 86  West Texas hothot  Beddict’s Brood of Bros
W 8  Team warshawF Off I’m VacuumingFreak FlyersBoar’s Head Cracked PepperTatooine Tusken Raider  JFOH Hearts TristanJay’s Family and FriendsOriginal Recipe 2015SchmidtHeadsThe Game of Throws
SV 14  Victoria RocksVancouver Rockies  Take on Jay #2Vancouver
ERA 1.30  Team Rouse  Take on Jay #4
WHIP 0.74  Ron Swanson  Skunk Beard

Note: ERA and WHIP are based off 40 innings pitched minimum. 

 

The RCL Top 10, Week 5

This is the best around!… For the season… so far. Do you want to be Daniel Larusso? Then you got to beat all the Cobra Kai’s and win the All Valleys RCL Championship. Word around the office is that the grand prize is Sky jumping out of a cake in your living room and doing a strip tease to the the tune of Moment of Truth by Survivor. The table below contains the rank, team name, league name, RCL points, and League Index.

1 Team harris CharlieHustlers 114.03 106
2 Backdoor Sliders Razzball Champion’s League 111.79 106
3 I’ve got Wood. … Phrasing! Take on Jay #1 108.47 101
4 Hate Us Cause They Anus Tehol and Taints 106.77 104
5 Astros to Mouth Spiders and Snakes 106.65 99
6 Rock Ridge Express CharlieHustlers 106.25 106
7 Money Ballers JB’s RCL 106.02 101
8 Nick the Dick FCL 105.78 107
9 Jets Dynasty Early Birds 105.37 103
10 Pittsburgh Lumber Company Night of the Living Zombinos 105.02 102

Razzball Commenter Leagues 2015 MASTER STANDINGS

Seven days later and the Dick is not on top. Team harris takes over the top spot this week as they are joined by other top 10 newbie Backdoor Sliders. Last week’s number 8 team I’ve got Wood jumps up to 3rd while previously unranked (not really unranked, just not top ten) Hate Us slides into the 4 hole. What is the 4 hole? He should ask his commish and Razzball’s favorite male underwear model what the four hole is. Astros drops from 3rd to 5th, previously unranked Rock Ridge Express (BTW, great name) slides into 6th. In case any of you missed it, Rock is in the same league as our first place team. Wow, thats impressive. At 7th Moneyballers holds onto the same spot as last week while Nick the Dick falls to 8th. To round out the top 10 Jets has moved up one spot to 9th and newcomer to the top 10 Pittsburgh finished us off. Our fearless leader and fantasy master lothario Grey Albright falls out of the top 10 after making his first ever appearance as does Razzball’s trash man the Big Magoo.

 

Making Trades and Taking Names

The chart below shows the team name and player(s) that each team gave up in the trade. All data provided by Vin Wins!

HA! Vin RollsBilly Hamilton & Charlie Blackmon Capital OffensCarlos Gomez
FCL Claycord Birdman: Johnny Cueto Los Hipopótamos: Mark Trumbo
ECFBL Nine Pound Hammer: Jeurys Familia Retro Vertigo: Carlos Gonzalez
Lester’s RCL #2 My Mustache Has A Mustache: David Robertson Wiffleball Wizard: Jacob deGrom
Razzballz to the Wallz Copa Cabana: J.D. Martinez Wiffle My Balls: Ryan Braun

This is my top five trades from the past week. The gamble on Gomez in the HA! league could end up biting Vin Rolls hard later on but I’m also a believer in the Blackmon. I love the buy low on Cargo. Way to cash in Nine Pound Hammer. The J.D. for Braun deal is interesting because they are just trading a few dongs for a few bags and a small enough amount of batting average points that it might end up being a very lateral move. I get how a frustrated Braun owner wants to dump him after his hot week. I would of held. I’m in the FCL and I get why the birdman and hippos made that deal. One over drafted power and the other had less power than Juan Pierre. The Robertson for deGrom deal, to me, feels like Wiffle got the better end of that one. Robertson has been absolutely ridiculous in the numbers department, he just lacks the saves. They will come, oh how they will come.

 

Category Leaders… So Far

Every week I’ll do the previous week’s leaders for you, and being that we are essentially four weeks in or about month, I thought it would be cool to see who the overall leaders in each category are. This is me giving back to you for being awesome. If your name is on this list then I throw you a high five. I almost made the list for ERA and WHIP but I came up three innings short to qualify. In case you care but you probably don’t I have a 1.77 ERA and 0.930 WHIP in 157 innings. I will try to do this at the end of every month all season for funzies.

RUNS 198 Backdoor SlidersTeam mccarthy Razzball Champion’s LeagueSchmidtHeads
HR 64 I’ve got Wood. … Phrasing! Take on Jay #1
RBI 201 BallBag GreyHairs The Lords of Sarcasm
SB 48 Team reasonVanilla Fap Blues OdysseyThe Filthy Spawn of Beddict
AVG .309 Round Table Razzballz to the Wallz
K 309 Crimson Fratellis Take on Jay #5
W 26 No Comment Dropped Third Strike
SV 47 The Dynasty V Dropped Third Strike
ERA 2.09 Team jahraus Original Recipe 2015
WHIP 0.950 Team Burkart Fantasy Water Park League

* Note ERA and WHIP are based off a minimum 160 innings pitched.

 

 

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  1. shibboleth says:
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    Hey J-FOH, thanks as always! I need some pitching advice, as I’m currently tanking in all pitching cats.12 team, QS + Solds

    My Arms: Price, Hamels, Iwakuma, Gonzalez, Chen, Hammels, Fiers; Melancon, McGee, Reed, Qualls, Farquahr, Johnson, Petit

    Petit needs to go, he was a bust. Who would you take? Happ, Kelly, Simon, Marquis… yeah, now I’m depressed lol

    • J-FOH says:
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      @shibboleth: I would give Happ another go. Is Frias, Colome or May available? They are guys I’m watching like a cyclops with a monocle

  2. mauledbypandas says:
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    Honored to make the roundup even if it was just for a trade. What is the opposite of the Regression Faries, but for sleeping hitters? Can they please come and wake up all of my hitters?

    Oh and while you’re at it please let me have a few decent streams just to like build up my confidence or something

    good job JFOH!

  3. MattTruss

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    I’m going to give you the best compliment I can imagine for someone doing this column:

    You make me not miss Vin so much.

    Hell of a job man and sick ratios.

    Not only did I overdraft power, but Alex Wood has taken a giant poo on my ratios. Cueto is money in the bank ratio help I say. Oh, first start is against the Braves woeful offense I say. 7.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP later and I really can’t catch a break. Worst WHIP in the league, even my MRs aren’t helping me any. No where to go but up now I guess.

  4. mauledbypandas says:
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    I tried to stream against the Twins and Braves… it has not worked thus far!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: *grabs ankles* me too, hey can you pass the gauze?

  5. Clint says:
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    So, I picked up Axford and Morrow off waivers over the last week or so thanks to Razzball’s tips and just flipped them for Storen and Shoemaker in my 12 team roto league. Bueno or malo?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clint: muy muy bueno

  6. SallyCips says:
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    Always love reading these, J-FOH. Really cool of you guys to put these together, makes it doubly worth it to give it your all in the RCL’s.

    So, if you recall on Sunday, I had dropped Revere for Kelly for the night for a few K’s which he provided and I won the week 7-6. You said you hope it doesn’t bite you in ass, well I have the opportunity to rectify that, but my replacement has been Billy Burns and so far so good.

    Would you drop Burns to reup with Revere?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SallyCips: absolutely. Gotta go track record with revere and the Oakland way doesn’t always play into fantasy relevance or predictability

      Thanks for the kind words

      • SallyCips says:
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        @J-FOH: True that. I realized in the interim, though, that I also had Nick Martinez, the guy I really wanted to drop on Sunday so I went that way to get Revere back. Gives me a tad bit more time to look at Burns, though I see Paxton and Fiers on my waiver as well…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SallyCips: I’d also keep an eye on frias, may, and colome

          • SallyCips says:
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            @J-FOH: Colome was snatched up, but added May and Frias to my Cyclops List. Thanks, man!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SallyCips: colome that quick with fiers and shoe on the wire. These guys are going to leave you the keys to a cadillac at some point

              • SallyCips says:
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                @J-FOH: There’s been some interesting drops this season for sure. Always ready to pounce here.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @SallyCips: Like i said above the rust bunnies will start getting knocked off

  7. Funketown says:
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    OK – i’m pretty sure i can get Kluber if i give this guyJoc Pederson and for some reason i’m hesitating. JP is now at the top of the order and is hitting shizztons while Kluber is playing like Cory Lidle (supposedly just warming up). a month ago this would have been a no brainer and a felony in some leagues. Now i want even more – trade or hold???

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Funketown: I like it. You are selling high and buying low. As good as Joc has been he still holes in his game. Kluber started out terrible last year too. His hybrid curveball slider thingy he throws may just need time to get right and it might just be the cold weather. Magoo and I talked about him this morning as a great buy low. Same as Sale.

  8. nick the dick says:
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    Nobody likes the dick on top anyway. Usually aim for dick in bottom. Hey 5 girl readers! But hey, the Dick went down and my Dickies went up. Great stuff my man. Cant go wrong with Oooh thats my joint. I didnt know you were a Redman guy too though. PUTS shit is dope, thanks for putsing me on. Links to the teams are nice.

  9. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jack Full! With losing Morrow, who should I pick up: Burnett, Kennedy, or Leake. Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: I like Burnett

  10. nick the dick says:
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    Foh, Leake vs Pit or Duffy vs Cle tomorrow? SON hates Leake but he always treats me right.

  11. Happy Vegans says:
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    I was just complimenting you this past weekend but you’ve now outdone yourself. Riding the crest of the wave to greatness, Mr. FOH.

    I will sing songs of praise to your ascension tonight as I eat my jackfruit carnitas.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happy Vegans: Jackfruit? I love it! Thank you my punk rock loving fellow Los Angelesopolis resident.

  12. Happy Vegans says:
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    Actually, if it’s prepared correctly, it’s a trip to eat. You almost, Almost, ALMOST wouldn’t know it’s not meat. Okay… lots of nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol C-C-C-Cocaine and theeeenn you wouldn’t know it’s meat.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happy Vegans: I like my fake meet one way…disguised as chorizo

  13. VinWins

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    I didn’t really like to give up Hamilton and Blackmon for Gomez, but in that league I’ll need something amazing to happen to have a chance. I wouldn’t have done it except I traded Casilla for Wright at the same time, and thought Hamilton, Blackmon, and Casilla for Gomez and Wright wasn’t bad.

    But, obviously, there’s a good chance I’ll regret it.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @VinWins: it should work out. Being an RCL there is always a lot of players in the free agent pool to stream. Batty calls can be better than Blackmon

  14. Eric says:
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    Yo J-Foh!

    I mentioned to you earlier this week that Carlos Correa was expected to get promoted to the bigs any day now. Wanted to get back to you and let you know I read his feed wrong and he was actually getting promoted to triple A any day now. I’m a moron!

    Sorry for the misinformation brother. Keep up the good work!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: no worries. It’s good to know he got promoted.

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH: Jack Full of Thorazine

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: Abilify gives me the ability to function

  15. Crimson Fratellis says:
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    We think it is very cool to see who the overall leaders in each category are.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Crimson Fratellis: I’m glad that got good feedback. Maybe I need to throw those out more often.

  16. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Nice work Jack!

    In defense of my trading away Robertson for deGrom, I have to make a few points. First I really like deGrom for this year, nice ratios, good home park, etc. Second I recently lost Wainwright for the year which left me with only one SP, and I prefer to have two steady guys and stream the rest. Third, I’m 4th overall in the RCL universe in saves (even after trading away Kimbrel, early in the year) and almost lapping my league at this point. If he gets a ton of saves I won’t miss them, i’ll just have room in my starting lineup to play the next closer I snag.

    That is all! Thanks JFOH!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Thanks for coming in and talking about it. Thats why I put them up. I want people to come in and talk about the process. When I/we view them we all have our thoughts and its good to get the back story. It makes perfect sense to make that deal and how dare you draft Waino…kidding

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