The end is here my friends.  I thought for a second there we might have some Monday rain delay controversy, but it all worked out and it was Team Levy who took all the glory!  We’ve never had a team with a perfect season until now.  This guarantees Team Levy will remain in the RCL record books for all time as the perfect season can never be beaten, only tied.  That’s pretty amazing to think about.  Out of all the teams that have been managed throughout the the (seven?) years of RCLs and all the leagues we’ve seen, no one has ever pulled off the perfect season.  An amazing achievement!  For their efforts Team Levy takes home a shizz ton of loot.  Let’s see…hold on, searching the site to find the list of goodies…ah-ha, here it is: an autographed baseball of the player who is Grey’s avatar.  That’s right, an autographed baseball of… Well, I guess only Grey and Team Levy will know.  Levy will also receive an autographed baseball of Oscar Gamble!  That’s two, count ‘em, two autographed balls and last, but not least, a $250 Best Buy gift card.  I remember Best Buy, that was the place we used to go before the internet was invented to buy things like video games, CDs and speakers.  I’m pretty sure my local Best Buy just went out of business as a matter of fact.  Good times!  Oh, and Grey says he’ll throw in a Razzball T-shirt as well.  I don’t believe Team Levy has checked in via comments at all this year, but now would be the time.  Levy fended off some very tough competitors this year to claim the RCL crown and it took every bit of that perfect score to win.  Cram It put up a valiant final few weeks but came up 1 point short of going back to back.  Still first, followed by 2nd overall, beating out thousands in the process is no laughing matter.  Cram It deserves some major kudos.  This is Team Levy’s moment though, so hopefully they show up, take a bow and soak it up, they earned it.  Here’s what else what happened this year and this final week of the RCLs:

‘PERTY ‘PERTS

Each week we’ll peek in at our resident ‘perts & other industry names to see who is laying claim to best “expert” RCLer in the land.  We’ll take notes, check the standings and generally stalk them.  Click the heading above to check out the ‘Perts League home page and follow along.

It’s J-FOH’s league and Grey’s just living in it.  J-FOH finished the year up 10 points for an easy cruise to victory lane.  Someone around here *Blows on kunckles* called J-FOH as the league winner right after the draft and lookie, lookie, J-FOH made me…errr, them…look smart.  Way back in the middle of June J-FOH was in 8th place and looked to just be going through the motions.  Something snapped at the halfway point and though and J-FOH moved into 2nd for much of August before taking over first place at the beginning of September.  He would never relent.  Congrats J-FOH, who like David Ortiz, retires on top.  I will call him Big Odio.

Grey really gave it a go, gaining 2.5 points the final week to move into second place, passing Big Magoo and Team McLeod along the way.  Grey is the best of the worst!  Congrats Fantasy Master Lothario.

Nice showing by Team McLeod, but the pressure of the final week got to them and they dropped 6 points to fall to 4th.  It’s nice to see the trio of Razzballers up top, but McLeod was no slouch.  Very impressive for someone outside the halls of Razz.

The ‘Perts league in general had a nice showing, typically weighed down by dead teams the ‘Perts league posted a VERY respectable 107 League Competitive Index (LCI) this year.  That was enough to buoy J-FOH up to 23rd overall.  Nice work by all involved!

TOP 20

For those too lazy to check the MASTER STANDINGS, I present to you, the FINAL top 20

RK TEAM LEAGUE RCL PTS LG PTS LG INDEX MASTER PTS
1 Team Levy All Hail Beddict Tha God 114.6 120 98 113.3
2 Cram It DFSers Anonymous 113.6 110 107 106.1
3 Backdoor Sliders 1 FCL 112 107 107 105.7
4 Fatuous Jeffreys Cougs R Us 111.8 107 106 106.4
5 Team Lion South Side Titans 110 110 101 108
6 Hoboken Squat Cobblers Diickin Around 108.7 108 102 106.5
7 Jose FernandezMemorial Team RCL 1000 108.6 108.5 101 106.8
8 Up North Mortals Vs. Beddict 108.4 109 101 106.1
9 Mordecai Brown Baggers Oscar`s Gambling on this League 107.5 104 104 104.4
10 A Python Named Glycon Albright`s E-Cougar-Harmony.com 106.4 108 100 104.2
11 Big Magoo Razzballero1 106.3 106 101 104.4
12 ExtremeMakeover Ploop Edition Great Knocks 106.1 106 101 104.4
13 Vin Spins Saskatchewan 104.9 106 100 104.2
14 Rock Ridge Express Riverboat Fantasy 104.6 101.5 103 103.9
15 Case of the Goldschmidts JB`s RCL 103.8 106 100 101.8
16 Team Bromelia Cougs R Us 102.9 96 106 100.7
17 Samuel Colt Debate Team DFSers Anonymous 102.9 98.5 107 97.3
18 New Jersey DOMINICAN That`ll do Puig 102.5 102 102 100.5
19 kumamoto basashi The Force Awakens 102.1 99.5 101 103.7
20 Team Frost Cougs R Us 101.6 97 106 96.9

I’m expanding the top 10 to the top 20 for the final standings.  Stand up and give a hearty pat on the rear end to your end of season top 20.  Most of these teams made an appearance in the top 10 at some point this year and it takes some serious effort to make the top 20 at season’s end.

Backdoor Sliders gave it every stat he could put up the final week, but couldn’t catch Team Levy or Cram It.  He’ll have to settle for the bronze and try again next year.

Fatuous Jeffreys took home the crown in Cougs R Us, a league that featured three top 20 overall teams.  That’s an impressive accomplishment.

Hoboken Squat Cobblers wraps up in 6th place overall.  The Cobblers were one of my favorite teams to track this year, they really played the format well, tip of the cap.

T1000 switch up the team name the final week as a nice tribute.  Well done.

Up North hung onto the 8th spot after rocketing up the standings last week.  Talk about getting hot at the right time.

Speaking of hot, A Python Named Glycon was 29th overall 3 weeks ago.  They snuck into the top 10 on the final week after a steady climb the past couple weeks.

The rest of the top 20 features some familiar Razzballers including Big Magoo (11th), myself (12th), VinWin’s highest placing team (13th) and MauledByPandas (17th).  Take your victory lap fellas.

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 62 – Fatuous Jeffreys (Cougs R Us) & Team Lion (South Side Titans)

HR –21 – Grey’s Fuckhole (Razzball ‘Perty ‘Perts)

RBIs – 63 – 24 to 35 degrees (Gettin Frisky)

SB – 19 – Rock Ridge Express (Chicks Dig The Razzballing)

AVG – .357 – Kylo Renterria (Sons Of Sparky Anklebiter 2)

K – 183 – Vin Raines (RCL 1000)

W – 13 – Vin Spins (Saskatchewan)

SV –  12 – Calgary Cannons (Razzballero1)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.99 – The Grand Dudapest Hotel (Cougs R Us) (in 45.1 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.86 – Smoke Show (Razzball ‘Perty ‘Perts) (in 42 IP)

Nice of Tehol to show up for the final week…I wonder how Grey likes that team name?

Vin streamed his butt off the final week and has a couple weekly appearances to show for it.

WEEKLY RECORDS

The best of the best from the weeks that were.

R – 79 – Ford Pinto’s (Muscle Car Fanatics)

HR –29 – Hoboken Squat Cobblers (Diickin Around)

RBIs – 80 – Rusty Trumbo (FOHs Fantasy Funride)

SB – 21 – @StatsR_ Us (Straight BESTBUY Homie)

AVG – .393 – Team Redknapp (12 Monkeys Clicking)

K – 191 – Vin and FOH Show (FOHs Fantasy Funride)

W – 13 – Calgary Cannons (Razzballero1), Vin and Angela (Center Field), Vintage Ross (Trout Mask Replica) & Vin Spins (Saskatchewan)

SV –  17 – Calgary Cannons (Razzballero1) & Vin and Jackie (Stream or die!)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.21 – Andrew Family Tree (Original Recipe 2016) (in 42.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.58 – Exiled to the End Draft Slot (The Balking Dead) (in 44.2 IP)

These are the best weekly outputs in each category from the year that was.  If you would all stand up to receive a round of applause, that would be lovely.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: Vin Rockies

League: Razzball Riverboat

Stats:   H/AB: 98/346, AVG: .283, R: 52, HR: 16, RBI: 61, SB: 13

IP: 173.1, ERA: 3.79, WHIP: 1.27, K: 163, W: 9, SV: 0

Summary: I mentioned above that Vin streamed his butt off this week and he did so with many teams.  How many?  We will never know (30) but Vin had the top 6 teams in the TOW standings and 7 of the top 10.  It wasn’t all pitching either, the hitting stats were all stellar as well.  That many innings with those ratios is a thing of beauty.  It wasn’t just throwing a bunch of junk at the wall and seeing what happened.  It’s no wonder Vin is one of the top players in the game.  Take notes everyone.

YEARLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the year that was.

R – 1283 – Backdoor Sliders 1 (FCL) – A NEW RCL RECORD (Beating Astros to Mouth (Spiders and Snakes) 2015 record of 1239 Runs)

HR –377 – Vinyl Ross (2016 Shades of Grey) – A NEW RCL RECORD (Beating Astros to Mouth (Spiders and Snakes) 2015 record of 368 Home Runs)

RBIs – 1213 – Vinyl Ross (2016 Shades of Grey) – A NEW RCL RECORD (Beating The FreshPrince Of Hell’s Lair (The Underground) 2015 record of 1149 Runs)

SB – 235 – Team Lion (South Side Titans)

AVG – .292 – Team james (Enemies of Beddict)

K – 1801 – Rudy is Booty (Baba Booey) – A NEW RCL RECORD (Beating Team Grungeball (Crow All Day) 2014 record of 1697 Strikeouts)

W – 122 – Samuel Colt Debate Team (DFSers Anonymous) – A NEW RCL RECORD (Beating Team bjorklund (Don’t even remember last year) & Team Lyon (Original Recipe 2015) 2015 record of 119 Wins)

SV –  240 – Rudy is Booty (Baba Booey)

ERA (Min. 1000 IP) – 2.86 – Fred Rogers Cardigan (The Force Awakens) (in 1194.1 IP)

WHIP (Min. 1000 IP) – 1.057 – Half the Diet (Razzball Riverboat) (in 1344.1 IP)

AB – Kid A (FCL) – 8301

IP – Backdoor Sliders 1 (FCL) – 1634

K/9 (Min. 1000 IP) – Rudy Gamble (Razzball `Perty `Perts) – 11.1

K/GS (Min. 1000 IP) – Reverse Cowgill (Enemies of Beddict) – 12.58

K/GS (Min. 160 GS) – Rudy Is Booty (Baba Booey) – 10.12

MOVES – Rudy Is Booty (Baba Booey) – 2879

Worst Place – Trailerpark Romeo (Night of the Living Zombinos) – 15.1 RCL Points, 10 League Points for the rare “reverse perfecto”.

Do you suppose offense was up this year?  The RCLs set new records in Runs, Homers and RBIs.  Strikeouts and Wins records were also set though, so who knows.  

Backdoor Sliders is a master of collecting counting stats and that shows in his record setting amount of Runs.  It’s interesting to note that the Sliders also led the RCLs in Innings Pitched.  That’s maximization of both offense and pitching.  Impressive stuff.

Vin set new records in HRs and RBIs, beating both by a healthy margin.  Nice job Vin!

Rudy Is Booty is everyone’s favorite moves maker.  RIB led the world in strikeouts, beating the old mark by over 100 strikeouts.  Even more impressive is that RIB only used 178 GS to accomplish the feat.  With such a large lead in the league RIB didn’t need to run the extra pitchers out there, but what could have been!  RIB also led the RCLs in Saves this year with 240.  RIB lapped the field in moves as well with 2879.  That’s what happens when you’re changing out your entire offense on the daily.  All those moves netted RIB a half point win in Baba Booey and 65th overall in the Master Standings.  Still, I’m impressed they stuck with the strategy all year long.

MauledByPandas snuck out a new Wins record, what a lucky duck.

Kid A led the RCLs in ABs.  Kid is another insanely active owner that understands the need to get the most out of every day.  He finished second in the FCL to Backdoor Sliders, but did manage to top Cram It’s FCL team.

It was a season to forget for Rudy Gamble in the ‘Perts League, but as a consolation he did lead the RCLs in K/9.

I harped on K/GS back in the preseason as a stat that I felt was more important than simply K/9.  I feel like K/GS is a much better indicator of where you stand within your league since the RCLs have a GS limit, not an IP limit.  Reverse Cowgill topped the RCLs in the stat but only used 95 GS.  Still, they met the minimum for IP to qualify.  If you want to look at those teams that did maximize their GS, Rudy Is Booty and their 178 GS managed a 10.12 K/GS.  I typically shoot for right around a 9, so these managers really nailed it this year.

Finally, a quick shout out to Trailerpark Romeo who managed the feat of finishing DFL in the Master Standings.  The Romeo’s achieved the very rare “reverse perfect team”, nailing down 1s in every category, across the board.  The topper is this occured in the league, Night of the Living Zombinos, one of the top RCLs and I believe a league featuring a $100 buy-in.  That means the Romeos tried and still came up epicly short.  That’s almost as impressive as the perfect season.  If you’re going to fail, at least fail spectacularly I suppose.

TOP LEAGUES

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I have a bias for high LCI Leagues.  I’ve played in several and commish one of the best, so naturally I want to give them their due.  Here are the top 10 leagues in order of LCI:

ECFBL – 109

FCL – 107

Razzball ‘Perty Perts – 107

DFSers Anonymous – 107

Cougs R Us – 106

Night of the Living Zombinos – 106

Oscar`s Gambling on this League – 104

Razzball Lurkers – 104

The Heat Is On – 104

Riverboat Fantasy – 103

Razzballero2 – 103

There you have it, the top 11 when you include ties.  Well done leagues!  I love seeing the ‘Perts League up there, nice job ‘Perts!  After a one year hiatus, ECFBL once again returns to the top of the heap in LCI.  ECFBL led the leagues in every offensive category except for batting average.  On the pitching side they led in IPs, Ks, and Wins.  The ECFBL is one tough cookie, so a big congrats to Simply Fred for taking the crown this year.  The winners of all these leagues deserve major kudos.  It’s not easy winning an RCL and certainly not one with an LCI north of 102.  Take note of the league names and maybe reach out next year when the time comes if you want to play in one of the top leagues.  For more on the top leagues, you can always check out VinWins work HERE.

It has been an absolute pleasure bringing you these updates every week.  Thanks to everyone who read, lurked, commented and/or gave a kind word.  A million thanks go out to VinWins for collecting data and being my right hand man through all this, is service to the RCLs is invaluable.  Thanks to J-FOH for suggesting I take this gig.  He knows my passion for the RCLs and I hope that was evident in my weekly reports.  I love these crazy, time-consuming leagues, I love the daily moves and the competition is creates.  Is it perfect?  Nah, but darnit, it’s fun as hell.  I like to think of it as the daily fantasy of season long.  I also love the community it brings together, pitting commenter against commenter, ‘Pert against random lurker.  Is there another place on the interweb where you can play against 1,000 other people all with weekly Master Standings updated as well as a weekly report on the goings ons?  I think not.  Thank you to Grey and Rudy for creating this beautiful monster known as the RCLs.  Let’s dedicate this season to p0rk burn & Jose Fernandez, RIP and enjoy our winter of hibernation.  See you all you crazies next year.

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  1. VinWins

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    Great wrap-up Matt! Maybe mentioned Vin a few too many times, but what can you do? He’s great. Seems like a bit of an exaggeration on # of teams, though.

    Nice job finishing 1 ahead of me in the Master Standings. You did have the advantage of a better LCI, of course. Oh, wait, I was in that league, too. Just kidding. I thrive in the lower LCI leagues.

    Not to make JFOH sound more impressive, but he drafted J-Up and Gomez in rounds 3 and 4 in the Perts.

    The average ERA in the RCL was 3.72 this year, up from 3.51 last year. But, an abandoned team was able to have a 2.86 ERA. Home Runs went up from 242 to 289. I would guess that has to do with there being more MLB hitters with 20+ HRS.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Vin! Great year all around, thanks again for all your help.

      Dah! I meant to include those averages too, it got pretty late writing this last night, do you have those numbers on the forum somewhere?

      J-FOH was pretty much the man this year

      • VinWins

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        @MattTruss: I haven’t done everything in the forums yet.

        RCL team averages 2015/2016:

        IP: 1288/1271
        ERA: 3.52/3.71
        WHIP: 1.201/1.229
        Wins: 80/81
        Saves: 93/91
        Ks: 1221/1239

        AB: 6995/7118
        AVE: 268/269
        Runs: 949/1022
        HR: 242/289
        RBI: 912/992
        SB: 127/ 126

        • MattTruss

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          Thanks Vin!

        • Grey

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          Wow! That is such a huge difference from year to year

          • MattTruss

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            It is crazy. I meant to include these in the article, but it got long…and late. I went over the numbers for ECFBL and the leader in Runs this year had 100 more than the leader last year. Offense was certainly up this season.

            • Grey

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              You’re welcome to do another article on the stats next week if you want, let me know

              • MattTruss

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                I think I got most of the good stuff in and Vin will likely cover the rest in the forums. I’ll think about what else I could get into a post, maybe I’ll talk it over with Vin and see if we can come up with anything good. I’ll let you know.

                • Grey

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                  Cool, that works

          • VinWins

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            @Grey: Part of it could be the fact we lost 192 (presumably) disinterested teams from 2015.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, could be…Rudy said to me this preseason we should go for interested people vs. artificially filling numbers

              • VinWins

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                @Grey: Would there be a test?

                I like artificially filling my trophy case, though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like artificial sweetners

                  I started Justified last night, btw

                  • VinWins

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                    @Grey: Yeah, I saw it didn’t grab you right away. Maybe I was thinking of that cooking show, Just fried.

                    • Grey

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                      HA! I’m only two eps in, still plenty of time to grab him… Lots of shows don’t grab me after 2 eps

  2. Grey

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    Great work, Matt and Vin! You guys are the best, though not literal best which is…

    Congrats, Team Levy! You’ve done the best anyone has ever done, so major kudos! Now, if anyone ever gets a perfect score it’ll only be tying you! Please give me your email so I can arrange the prizes…. If you don’t want to publicly put your email here, just comment with your email and only I can see it. Muahahahaha

    Congrats again to Cram too, crazy to win one year and come in 2nd the next. That’s phenomenally impressive too!

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Boss! I hope Levy checks in and says a few words

      • VinWins

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        @MattTruss: You mean Vin Levy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Grey

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        Has he checked in all season? So mysterious

        • MattTruss

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          Not that I’m aware of.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grey: Thank you good sir. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least slightly impressed with myself. Haha.

      And thank you Truss. Love these updates with the commentary every week even if I wasn’t being competitive.

      • MattTruss

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        No prob Cram! Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

  3. The Hack says:
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    Great job taking over this year. You far exceeded me in passion and probably looks too. I have one comment about the FCL and ECFBL since I started that fucktard league called the FCL. Magoo and I left the league at the end of last year and went to perts which shot up the index ladder to tie the FCL at 107. So what I’m really saying is cust kayin’!!!

    • MattTruss

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      I smell what you’re steppin in.

      • Big Odio says:
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        @MattTruss: just saying magoo and I make an amazing duo

        • Scott says:
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          @Big Odio: When’s the wedding?

          • The Hack says:
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            @Scott: sorry bro, no trolls allowed

  4. The Hack says:
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    Thanks for the new nickname…Big Odio!

    • MattTruss

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      I hope it sticks!

      • Big Odio says:
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        @MattTruss: I’ll take it for a test drive

        • MattTruss

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          Excellent

  5. The Big Yabu says:
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    Thanks for your hard work all year, Matt — loved the write-ups.
    It was frustrating to come up short, but I did my best. After an entire season of successful batty calls, my offense suddenly evaporated on Saturday and Sunday and cost me 2 points in the league — including losing RBIs by 1. But it looks like that wouldn’t have made a difference in the master standings, right? So, I guess I can stop kicking myself.
    And at least I’ll live in RCL infamy for being the best at having the runs. (Wait, that’s not what I meant!)
    You run the ECFBL, right? If there’s a space open next year, let me know — I’m a junkie for the competition!

    • MattTruss

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      I do indeed. We may have a couple spots opening up so I’ll keep you updated. It’s a great group we’ve got in that league it’s a nice mix of strong competitors and good people. We all play in other leagues together and stay in touch over the offseason, pretty low turnover for the most part. Still, it can burn some people out. Fred took last year off only to come back this year and win the darn thing. If that sounds like a league you’re interested I’ll drop you a line when the time comes, I’m pretty sure I already have your e-mail address.

  6. Scott says:
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    Great way to top off the year, Matt!

    See ya next time.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Scott, see ya next year

  7. Team Levy says:
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    Okay, okay * Takes a bow * Matt, thanks for the write up. Really appreciate it after some of the heat the team has taken in the comments over the last two weeks.

    Yeah, I’ve been reading these posts and the comments for some time now, but, when I realized I had a shot at the title, I decided not to comment because I thought I might jinx my run at a perfect season. No logic to it, but I wasn’t about to try defending my unlikely run at the championship without getting to 120 first. Thought it would never happen and that I could fade back into obscurity. Now I have to deal with all this fame and glory.

    Seriously, thanks to my co-manager Dave S. who spent way too much time over the past two weeks going over our daily line up. We kept losing ground on home runs (Team Nereim!) and average, so it was tough balance to finish the season perfect. It came down to the last day.

    Also, thanks to Grey and Rudy. These RCL leagues–even the less competitive ones–are a lot of fun. And obviously, Grey, the daily posts are why I keep coming to the sight. There’s nowhere to go but down from here, so that’s a little disappointing, but looking forward to another year!

    • Grey

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      Much props again, well done to you and Dave!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll be contacting you shortly to the email you commented with

    • MattTruss

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      Awesome! Thanks for stopping in man. Heat was mostly directed at the league, not the team. Grey got me to come around though. When I realized there had never in the history of the RCLs been a perfect team, the light bulb went on. This was something special, no matter how competitive the league. Cram gave it a good run though and you guys needed every bit of that perfect score! Congrats guys, hope the fame and fortune doesn’t ruin your lives. Luckily I don’t think you can find hookers and blow at Best Buy. Maybe out back, but not in store.

      Glad you were reading though, maybe it helped fuel the fire some. Congrats on the epic season and I look forward to keeping tabs on you guys next season.

      • Cram It says:
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        @MattTruss: Oh snap…do I hear an asterisk for co-manager?!

        It’s a good thing that $250 wasn’t cash, or I would have straight bought an 8-ball with it last year, and shared it with a hooker, so I could get the best of both. I’m economical!

        • MattTruss

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          What a gentleman!

      • Team Levy says:
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        @MattTruss: No problem. Reading the updates definitely gave me some resolve to see this thing through, especially in the last weeks. Cram almost got us, even with the 120. I could have lived with that, but I was sure we were going to end with a 199.5, with an 11.5 in HRs. Guy behind us in HRs finished 5th overall in the standings (370). Not sure if Cram would have had us if we dropped a 1/2 point, but it looks like it.

        As for fame and fortune, there was talk of getting a 120 tattoo at some point, but I think that moment has passed. The Best Buy gift card will have to do. Thanks again for your hard work.

        • MattTruss

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          Ha! That’d be amazing, kinda like Aroldis Chapman’s 105.1. You’d have to get it on your neck though, so it’d be ultra badass.

  8. Team Levy says:
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    Thanks!

  9. Ralph Lifshitz

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    Did I finish with the Team of the Week (for the year)?I’m very self involved so these things matter.

    BTW, I won a shitty RCL, does this mean I can play in one of the difficult ones next year, not named Perts? I must honor my Sensei Big Odio’s memory, by winning many leagues in 2017.

    • MattTruss

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      You did! I considered adding that note in, but couldn’t decide where to put it…also, I figured you’d be the only that cared.

    • Grey

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      I can vouch for Rappin’ Ralph’s ability

  10. Mom's basement says:
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    Rudy is Booty was a robot. The robot added and dropped players on a daily basis. It set the lineups. I truly didn’t expect it to win the league.

    • MattTruss

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      I hope you’re not pulling my leg on that. If true, that’s awesome. That’s something I’ve been noodling on the idea of for some time. It’s the next iteration of the Hitter-Tron basically. Please share more, heck do a write-up and a post about it. That’s really cool. I have nowhere near the computer savvy (programming to be exact) to pull that off, but I am fascinated by the idea. Congrats to you and your bot though!

      • Mom's basement says:
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        @MattTruss:

        It’s true. I wrote a program that checked Hittertron and Streamonator projections. After getting projections, it would check posted lineups to see who was actually starting. It would also check weather forecasts.

        After getting projections, lineups, and weather, the bot logs onto ESPN and sets a lineup. That’s the hard part since ESPN doesn’t publish an API.

        The bot also handled the waiver wire for me based on Razzball’s hitter and pitcher projections for the next day.

        In each league I was in, I’d designate a few players that I didn’t want the computer to drop. The rest of my players were streamed every day.

        I wrote the code in Python and used a MySQL database to keep track of roster changes.

        I was in 25 standard ESPN leagues this year and won 24 of 25. Two of my teams finished in the top 15 on ESPN’s roto leaderboard.

        Razzball’s daily tools are good stuff. I might roll my own next year just because Streamonator only projects starting pitchers. I need to stream relievers, too.

        • MattTruss

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          Wow, that’s so freaking cool, in a completely nerdy way of course! Man, I’m jealous of the know how to pull that off, but that’s totally what I’ve been dreaming up.

          It’s too bad that Yahoo doesn’t allow daily moves, so you can’t put something like this to use in their Pro Leagues and try to make a little coin.

          So cool though man. You should totally chat with Rudy about this concept, I’m sure he’d love to hear about a bot that utilized his bot. Nice work and I’ll have to keep an eye for you next year if you join another RCL.

          Razzball’s daily tools are good stuff. I’ve been using them for 3 years now in DFS and have been rewarded pretty nicely by them.

          Good stuff man, thanks for stopping and commenting, it was cool chatting with you about this. Take care.

    • Grey

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      Congrats!

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        @Grey: how do we not or are not planning for a rudy bot called Mr. Rotoboto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mr. Rudybot?

          • Big Odio says:
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            @Grey: that’s reserved for when rudy gets a robot hand or other limb

            • Grey

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              You’re saying this like he doesn’t already

              • Big Odio says:
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                @Grey: well I’ve seen him in shorts and a tee so then that would mean….oooh….ooooooooh

                • Grey

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                  Hahaha, ew…

        • MattTruss

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          Domo arigato.

  11. Tweak says:
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    Great write-up, Matt. Thanks for the updates all season.

    … and to think, after all of my hard work, I didn’t even win last place. I thought 39 pts was sure to take to (dump) cake. Next year is my year; you’ll all see!

    • MattTruss

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      No problem man, thanks for the kind words.

      Nope, Trailerpark Romeo really ran away with worst place, no one was catching him!

  12. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Thanks Matt for the kind words and thanks for all of the recaps all year. The Squat Cobblers were fairly lucky as nearly every move seemed to work out. My 2 trades for the year happened to be with the two immediately behind me in the Standings. The first was Give: Villar/Heyward and Get: AdamJones/Semien …the first month after the trade was fairly lopsided in my favor, but less so as Villar continued his onslaught. The other trade was Give: Ozuna/T Turner, Get: Braun. This one looks okay but, the guy dropped Turner and I picked him back up. Just as nutty, I offered Turner back to the guy for Yelich just as Turner started to heat up. Thankfully, he rejected that offer and I kept Turner the remainder of the year, winning Steals, negating the loss of Villar. Separately, I was unaware I ended the season 1 HR short of the record!! Ouch. Had I known that, I may have played that last week a little different:) Anyway, I had a blast and wish everyone the best of luck next season!

    • MattTruss

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      My pleasure man, congrats on a nice season!

      Noted on the records. Next year I will be sure to provide an update of the records as the season draws to a close so folks can see how close they are.

      Thanks for the feedback and man, that Trea Turn(er) of events (wordplay point!) was fortuitous.

      • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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        @MattTruss: thanks again. And, no need to provide records prior to season’s end. The more I think about it, it’s best to win a category just barely than to set a record. Some of leagues every year will have someone win Saves (for example) by 50 or more…when they clearly would be better overall by trading that excess for categories of need. Anyway, keep up the good work and take care!

  13. Buffalo Runner says:
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    I finished #101 overall and won my league by 17 points.

    Thanks for doing this and thanks for this website in general. It made / makes fantasy baseball fun for me again.

    • MattTruss

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      Glad to hear it and congrats! We’re here to please, it’s our pleasure.

  14. Pat says:
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    Thanks Matt! Enjoyed reading these all year

    Team Frost (#20)

    Pat

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