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.
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.
|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|
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!
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 Sliders, Team mccarthy||Razzball Champion’s League, SchmidtHeads|
|HR||64||I’ve got Wood. … Phrasing!||Take on Jay #1|
|RBI||201||BallBag GreyHairs||The Lords of Sarcasm|
|SB||48||Team reason, Vanilla Fap||Blues Odyssey, The 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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