Special Note: Thanks to everyone who showed interest and joined! Unfortunately, this league is now full. But we are taking a list of replacement owners for any unforeseen events that cause a vacancy in the comment section, so be sure to leave your info there… 

Razzball Nation!

The Baseball Razzball Elite League is here!

Oh man, I haven’t been this excited since the Brewers traded for CC Sabathia.  Has anyone thought back on the irony of CC playing for a team named about alcohol creation?  Cust kayin’!

So over on Hoops, we’ve had a ton of fun creating The Razzball Elite League, made for the deepest of deep and faintest of heart.  Or not the faintest…  Don’t you not want faint?!  Worst open ever!

I gotta say, commenters are my heroes.  Who would’ve thought someone named Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo would be the inspiration for what will easily become my favorite fantasy league?!  But last year, seeing their league listed in a comment here, got my balls rolling.  No, not dropping, OK?!  Jo Jo Jr was my flash of genius in creating the REL Baseball League, but it may be my flash of overly-obfuscating, we shall see!

I’m not going to list out the full rules, since that would REALLY be the worst post ever.  So here’s the Cliff’s [Lee] Notes – The Razzball Elite League is a team-based dynasty, where you have to ALWAYS own 15 players from your parent team’s roster.  There’s obviously 30 MLB teams, so it’s a 30-team league, however split into 15-team AL only and 15-team NL only leagues.  The two leagues are Roto, and play through the first 148 games.  Then the final two weeks, the pennant winners of the AL and NL Roto leagues play each other in a H2H World Series.  On top of your 15 player quota from your parent team you manage a full 25-man roster (with a lot of DL and a few NA spots) and manage a farm system with your parent team’s prospects.  It’s going to be a fun way to blend real-life MLB situations (monitoring trade markets, tanking, contacts, etc.) with the standard 5×5 roto fantasy system.

It’s going to be a $50/year league.  “But wait, Razzball is free, RCLs are free, why in the hell would this pompous JB create a money league on Razzball?!”  Well, frustrated commenter, in launching the REL on Hoops we got 13 or so really amazing owners (for a 20 teamer).  We’ve had to fill the remaining spots, and filling a dynasty league can be troublesome.  Especially one this complex.  So I’m weeding out the wafflers, and charging a pretty minimal yearly rate just to try and have little-to-no turnover.  And if you’re hesitant taking on a weaker team, I’m the mother F Brewers!  I gotta rebuild like they are!

As linked above, a big part of the REL experience will be our weekly recaps, where every owner is welcome to write a summary of their past week.  Your chance to be part of Razzball’s awesome content!

To join the inaugural launch of the REL, all you gotta do is comment below (first-come, first-serve) with:

  • The open team you want
  • If the e-mail associated with your commenter name is good to reach you, or include a good e-mail to reach you.

Then I will send you the full constitution and easiest ways to settle up dues with the commish!  If the rules seem too confusing, or not fair, or you wanna back out… no worries, just lemme know!  I will say,  everyone in the league thus far knows the rules, and are really excited.  There’s really not too much to it that’s outlandish, just rules to try and keep it fair and fun.

The league is on Yahoo; I know there’s pros and cons to both the major sites, but well, REL Basketball is on Yahoo so I kept it the same…

Here’s how the timeline will go down:

  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – Dues are, well, due and teams are locked in place (I’ll likely ask to collect earlier just so we don’t have to rush any new owners in to catch them up).
  • Sunday, March 6 – Keepers due.
  • Sunday, March 13 – AL draft at 1:00 PM EST, NL draft at 7:00 PM EST.  The draft is filling out your roster after keeping 17 players from your parent club (8 remaining spots in a $100 Auction so you have equal chance to everyone not kept).

I’m sure you’ll have several questions about the league, but if you’re a fan of fantasy – and especially a fan of any of the remaining teams – this league is a must-join!  And even if you have questions, still be sure and put what team you want in the comments first, as I’ll be going in the order comments are received.  And if your team is gone, we may need a replacement!  So be sure and comment if you’re interested in being a backup GM.

Here are the teams still available below (current owners are REL Hoops players, JayWrong, and well, a few friends – it pays to know me!) which I will do my best to update as people comment.

AL NL
East East
Toronto Blue Jays New York Mets
New York Yankees Washington Nationals
Baltimore Orioles Miami Marlins
Tampa Bay Rays Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Central Central
Kansas City Royals St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleveland Indians Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox Milwaukee Brewers
Detroit Tigers Cincinnati Reds
West West
Texas Rangers Los Angeles Dodgers
Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Angels Arizona Diamondbacks
Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres
Oakland Athletics Colorado Rockies

Thanks for your interest, Razzball Nation!  Hopefully this will become the league of leagues…  Welcome to the Razzball Elites!

 
    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MJC: sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet

      • MJC says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        I’m somewhat nervous, really excited, and intrigued. Let’s do this! Go Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim via San Diego! Boom!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MJC: Haha nice! Yeah the rules is def long, but it’s nothing too complex I don’t think, mostly just having everything in place for all scenarios haha. Should be fun to build around Trout!

          • MJC says:
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            @JB Gilpin: cust kayin reminds me of the great Jack Cust… Just sayin

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @MJC: Gonna be a 40+ homer slugger, that Cust! Haha

  1. Jensen says:
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    I’ll bite the bullet and go first! Gimme does Braves and that elite farm.

    Best email is [email protected]

    • Jensen says:
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      @Jensen: well this is awkward, I’ll go second!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jensen: Haha so close to first! Glad someone is in the rebuilding boat like me! Haha. Emailing now

        • Jensen says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Dansby Swanson 2020!! (the year is the same as his HR/SB stats will be, how convenient!)

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jensen: Hah I’ve spent the past week reading nothing but Brewers farm stuff, we have a lot of exciting youth now!

      • MJC says:
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        @Jensen:
        Haha at least we both didn’t go for the braves

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jensen: @MJC: Haha we would settle it with a duel!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Swindells: Awesome! Sent ya the rules, lemme know if you don’t see it

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael Swindells: Yup I got ya! We’re gonna be bitter NL Central GM rivals now haha

        • @JB Gilpin: I know we both have teams that could top 100 loses lol…but I’ve been a Reds fan since the 70’s can’t stop now. I wanna see Bruce goto the O’s and Phillips stop imposing his no trade clause, all in on the re-build

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Michael Swindells: Hah yeah then this league is perfect for us die-hards! Get to build up with the rebuild and try to add some pieces ourselves haha

  2. Justin Barnes says:
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    I’ll do the O’s

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin Barnes: Yeah O’s should be a lottttt of fun. Just sent ya the rules, lookin forward to it!

      • Justin Barnes says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thank you my friend, I’ve been waiting for something like this. Hope I just don’t screw it up too bad!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Justin Barnes: Hah I’m just hoping I don’t screw up anything too bad either! This should be a blast, I think it’s already my favorite league haha

  3. ichirosan says:
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    For reasons nobody understands, I’ll take the Mariners

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ichirosan: Haha makes sense to me! Emailing ya now

  4. DanS says:
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    Sounds awesome. Can I get Oakland?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DanS: For sure man, email just sent to ya!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @eric: Awesome! Welcome! Email just sent

    • eric says:
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      @eric: Twins back up for grabs, sorry man can’t make the draft day.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @eric: All good, we got it filled! We’ll miss ya!

  5. Coup says:
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    Yankees.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Coup: Sweet! Email is sent to ya, welcome!

  6. Don says:
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    I’ll take Miami

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don: Awesome, sending ya the email now, welcome!

  7. The Great Knoche says:
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    Gonna regret this….Rockies

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Ya know, the Rockies could actually be awesome in this – you hoard all their hitters, and get pitchers all from different teams haha. Welcome! Sending email now!

      • The great Knoche says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah that’s kind of what I was thinking, should be fun.

          • The great Knoche says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Knoche’s Rockies….nice ring to it.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @The great Knoche: Hah time to petition Colorado to officially change that in the real game too!

    • Don says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      Slim pickings at this point – – figured I’d go with Miami over the Rockies then try to build around Gian Fernandez and Jose Stanton.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @The Great Knoche: @Don: Yeah, really shocked Royals ended up being the last team… Def some good ones left to the Readers though!

  8. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Twins are open again due to draft day conflict, applicants welcome!

  9. FKA Ralph says:
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    marlins!

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @FKA Ralph: changing. Gimme the twins!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @FKA Ralph: Sweet, welcome to the league! Just shot ya the rules!

  10. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Owning the Padres is the best evidence I have gathered so far that proves I’m actually quite the masochist.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Hahahaha, yeah Brewers aren’t much better, we can commiserate together haha

      • Jensen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Jay I’m sure you and the Rockies owner can work something out here. Some of your pitchers for some of his hitters, its a match made possible only in fantasy!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay: @Jensen: Haha YES!

  11. Don says:
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    Nobody wants the World Series “champions” – – further evidence as to KC being nothing more than a smoke and mirror show that somehow lucked into a title.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don: Yeah that was wild! It thought for sure they’d be one of the first to go…

  12. Andrew says:
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    So what teams are available? If it’s only KC, I guess I’ll take the defending champs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Andrew: Royals are yours! Emailing ya now, welcome!

  13. brett says:
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    I will round out the league with the Royals

  14. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Anything available. Marlins? [email protected]

  15. IV says:
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    I’d give the Royals a try if they are still open!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @brett: @Alcibiades Escobar: @IV: Ah sorry guys, especially brett, Andrew got his there first within a minute! Actually Tigers – who I had a previous commitment from – has not joined yet so I’m making them open again, if any of you guys are interested, first one that is gets em!

      • IV says:
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        @JB Gilpin: All good. I’d like to give the Tigers a try then if they remain unclaimed.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @IV: Tigers it is, welcome! Emailing ya rules now!

          • Justin Barnes says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Crap! I’m a Huge Tigers fan in Michigan this would have been a dream come true!!!!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Justin Barnes: Oh damn, sorry about that!

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        I’ll take anything else that comes open. Will keep checking. Thanks JB!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Alcibiades Escobar: Awesome I’ll keep ya updated! I’ll comment again here if anyone drops :)

          • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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            Thanks! I’ll be on a plane so I may not respond right away, but I’ll take any team.

            What a great idea. Any potential for a second league?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Alcibiades Escobar: Cool, I’ll let ya know!

              Haha, well over on Hoops, commenters made a 20er just like our 20 team REL with all the same rules, I’m sure if there’s enough interest there could be another! I dunno if I would helm it though haha

  16. sochucksays says:
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    I will take the Phillies if they are still available.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @sochucksays: Ack sorry man, Phils have been taken, but if they call out you’re def the first alternate! I’ll let you know if any others open as well

  17. Grey's refrigerator repair man says:
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    If you are keeping a list of replacement managers, please add my email to the list. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grey’s refrigerator repair man: Will do, this is exactly where I’m coming if I need some help, really appreciate it! Hahahaha, awesome commenter name btw :)

      • greys repair man says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks! Read every day, don’t comment much though. Email is [email protected]. Big Buccos fan, but I’ll take first available if my name makes it to the top of the list.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @greys repair man: Cool, will keep ya informed! May have enough to see if a second will come together, will keep everyone in the loop

          • Grey's refrigerator repair man says:
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            @JB Gilpin: awesome. if a second one comes together are dibs able to be called on the Pirates? I will change your lightbulbs just to smite Grey if I get my Buccos.

  18. JB…if that Braves team comes open let me know. Such an awesome league! Glad you’re bringing it to baseball!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @[email protected]: Will do man! Hah thanks, I’m pumped for this!

  19. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Goddamn this looks spectacular. Really wish I didn’t have something as trivial as graduate school keeping me from seeing this earlier.

    Please add this email ( eddy5791[at]yahoo.com) in case someone goes AWOL. Thanks!

    • Left Hangs Lower says:
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      @Left Hangs Lower:

      In hopes of further accelerating a potential spot in the league, I’m open to any team that is open, doesn’t matter which.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Left Hangs Lower: Will do! Hah, graduate school is as trivial as it comes! Lets hope it comes together as spectacular as we hope!

  20. The Iron Horse says:
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    Ugh!! So bummed I missed out. I too will take any team if anything opens up. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Iron Horse: Ah sorry man! I’ve got ya down in the reserves!

  21. I WILL PLAY OF NEEDED

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John Gray: Awesome thanks, I’ll let ya know!

  22. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Damn I missed it. Throw me on the waiting list!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Will do! Sorry we missed ya!

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hit me up if you do another one homie. I’d love the Red Sox if possible

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Will do, and noted good sir!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @SheriffMcRawDawg: Cool, 10/4! Made a list for JFOH and you’re the BoSox on there!

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @JB Gilpin: helllllls yeah! thanks man

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @JB Gilpin: hey JBizzy can you hit me up with the rules/etc?

  23. Wheezy says:
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    Would love to be an alternate. Any club will do but would love the astros or cubs.

    [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wheezy: Cool, I’ll let ya know!

  24. Kenny Powers says:
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    JB I’d like to be on the waiting list too please. Would you please send the rules in case a spot opens or a 2nd league should form? [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kenny Powers: 2nd league is looking like a possibility! Really happy to see everyone is so interested :) Rules sent to ya!

  25. Old School Brother says:
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    waiting list me for Rangers!

    [email protected]

  26. J-FOH says:
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    Thanks for the heads up this was coming out. To say I’m hurt is an understatement. Consider our friendship officially rocky

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-FOH: Hah, well not to call ya out, but I did give the time and promo this league on the Pod yesterday :) SO NOW I’M HURT!

      Wanna commish the REL 2: Electric Bugaloo? Jay and Grey made it sound like we could do another for all the interest, I just won’t have the time to curate it

      • Left Hangs Lower says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Seems like theres 8-9 guys on waiting lists above (including myself). Don’t think it’d be too difficult to get another league going and then fill the remaining 20 spots or so.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @J-FOH: @Left Hangs Lower: Yup I don’t think so either, I’d like to see if a Razzball staffer can commish, but assembling names and will start with those before we go live if a second is made!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’m down to commish for sure. Sorry I missed the podcast. I already run the razzball dynasty league…the razznasty. Email me the set up…I got this bro!

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: set that shit up. Give me the Yanks or Cubs

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: Cubs, make it happen!

            • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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              @J-FOH: doooo itttt. BoSox me!

            • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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              J-FOH,

              I’ll be down too. I’m happy to help you set this shit up. Email me at [email protected] if you want. I’ll take the Nats.

            • Left Hangs Lower says:
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              @J-FOH:

              Not sure how you’ll be handling team dissemination, but just in case you’re going by this thread, I’m in the above comments on a waiting list.

              But I’d be cool with Cubs, Red Sox, Astros, Mets, Nats, Indians, Rockies.

              Again this is just precautionary in case you look at this first!

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Left Hangs Lower: I’m going in order of comment and you’re def gonna be in the league! Would Indians be cool? I know your initial comment was before some others, but trying to facilitate a good start for REL 2! Haha

  27. Longtime Listner, Firsttime Caller says:
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    Definitely interested if a second league comes around, prefer NL but will take any, would love to join up! [email protected]

      • Calling Back, SHOOP ME! says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Pardon my ignorance – just wanted to see what the strategy for potential team choice is since I failed to mention a specific preference in this previous post. Will this be decided later? Or could you provide a list of not yet “claimed” teams to choose from? Obviously I don’t know if this is up to you JB or if J-FOH will be making this call, and don’t want to be “annoying,” just looking to see what’s left.

        I know this is all being “thrown together” as it was unplanned to have REL2, but if a choice is still available just looking for some options.

        GRACIAS!

        • Longtime Listner, Firsttime Caller says:
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          @Calling Back, SHOOP ME!:
          To make a quick list, I would venture to the AL – Orioles, Angels, Twins, Blue Jays even if they remain unclaimed. Will stop flooding ya though now, just excited for a spot!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Calling Back, SHOOP ME!: @Longtime Listner, Firsttime Caller: No ignorance at all! I honestly didn’t think it would have this kind fo support so didn’t have any set of tracking in place haha.

            Looks like some top options – Tigers, Rays, Twins, Giants?

            Longtime – I had you down as preferring NL, but Angels are avail!

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                @JB Gilpin:
                Yeah sorry for the confusion haha tried getting too creative with the user name, couldn’t stop laughing at “SHOOP ME” w Jonathan Schoop on the podcast. I would prefer to go in the AL actually if the refrig repairman gets the Pirates cause I don’t wanna create any “collusion” theories and we are related (not many people with the last name Kolodziej)

                Thanks for the list, I know yinz are busy piecing this together. I would prefer the Twins, then Tigers, then Angels third (to prevent multiple postings, easier to just rank them and let you confirm).

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @Firsttime Caller: Hah I was hoping that was a pod reference, but didn’t wanna be narcissistic! Haha cool, moving ya to the Twins!

  28. FuzzyD says:
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    This sounds awesome…sorry I missed it earlier!…Please sign me up for a 2nd league if it rolls out…Thanks!

    • FuzzyD says:
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      @FuzzyD: I suppose I’ll put my bid in for the Yankees or Mets now..heh…and yes my email associated with my commentor name is good…thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @FuzzyD: Will do, sounds good! Putting them together today

        • FuzzyD says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          Just checking in on this…you guys still looking to get a 2nd league going? Thx!

          • JB Gilpin

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            @FuzzyD: I think so! In JFOH court now, he’s organizing…

  29. nick the dick says:
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    Put me on the list, anything opens i’m in
    [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

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      @nick the dick: Will do, def sounds like enough support!

  30. Big Stein's calzone says:
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    Also interested in a second league if there is enough support! Love me some fantasy reality baseball.

    [email protected]

      • Big Stein says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Awesome, if you are starting to take down teams for the 2nd league I’ll throw a few out there:
        -Nats
        -Astros
        -Yanks
        -Cardinals
        -Cubs
        -Twins

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Big Stein: No one on there for Cards yet, sound good?

          • Big Stein says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Alrighty let’s do it. Go Red Birds!

            If you wouldn’t mind sending along the full rules that’d be great. Thanks again!

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Big Stein: Sweet! And sent!

  31. The JoGarza says:
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    JB, if a second league does get made, how will the teams be disseminated? Free for all once again in a post? An email to all the wait listed people here and first-reply, first-served?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The JoGarza: I’m gonna assemble commenters here first, and see how full it gets, looks like it’s over halfway there already!

      • Left Hangs Lower says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Sweet. Just want a fair shot at one of the top teams.

        Not sure if order of waitlist matters, hopefully it does :)

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Left Hangs Lower: You’re def at top of the list! I think Mets or Indians of those you listed are both up for grabs to ya, still putting it together for JFOH to run

          • Left Hangs Lower says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            You the man. Mets, Indians in that order.

            If it’s not too much trouble, would love to look over the constitution. eddy5791{at}yahoo.com.

  32. Greg Reese says:
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    I would love to join if a spot opens up or you start up a 2nd league! I would love to get the Nats, but any spot would be great.

    [email protected].

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Greg Reese: Cool will let ya know, prob will happen!

      • Greg Reese says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Can you send a list of the rules? If I can’t get the Nats, love to get Pitt, Cubs,Giants, Cards, Dodgers, Rockies, Yanks, O’s in the that order.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Greg Reese: I’ve got ya down in a spreadsheet for the Nats! I think JFOH is gonna go off that for invites… Sending rules now, thanks for the interest!

  33. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    just found out in a 16 team roto dynasty with OBP over average, net steals over steals, net saves + holds over saves, and QS over wins with total bases and K/BB added that our draft might be in front loaded draft style. comish in whatever mindstate he’d call it failed to mention that to anybody (excepting maybe one new owner). league started last year. start 1 of each exact position with 2 utils on offense. 6 RP slots. 1500 max innings per year. was thinking of not keeping Lind, but with having 3 starting hitter holes this front loaded garbage won’t allow me to draft even 1 useful player in the last round anyway nor the one decent prospect i thought i’d get at 13th overall (had we done the sensible front loaded non-snake).
    C perez
    1B rizzo
    2B kipnis
    3B bryant
    SS
    LF d.peralta
    CF ellsbury
    RF jd mart
    Util
    util
    NA dahl/jp crawford
    SP cole/liriano/pineda/fiers/heaney/joe ross/buchholz/ryu/wheeler
    RP giles/watson/romo/a.miller/britton
    NA stephenson
    at most i can keep 1 more. with 1500 innings i seem to have too many SP (even with wheeler to miss half of year at least, and probably not be effective till Sep or later). If i keep 1 more i get no draft picks. when i thought i was drafting at 13th overall i was going to grab a very good prospect, now i’m thinking of either dropping 1 SP and keeping Lind or drafting nobody and keeping Lind and all 9 SP. i’ve been trying to move 1 SP not named Cole for any similar valued hitter, but it seems everybody thinks they can do better by drafting one (which i highly doubt for the most part).
    1. if i have to drop 1 SP, which one would you do?
    2. keep Lind or no? there’s absolutely no guarantee on getting any kind of decent hitter if i keep all those pitchers, as with god awful front loading i’d only have the 3rd to last pick in draft as is, and even if i drop a pitcher and don’t keep Lind i’d only have the 3rd and 19th to last picks. Front loading is like more than giving a team the 1st round pick in every round they also get additional picks in the early rounds if their teams are bad enough to keep that many less than next closest team.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: could also keep maybin for the steals but he appears to be a backup now.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Man, tough quandary in that deep a league! Probably Buchholz for me. Ugh I hate front loading like that… I’m kinda on the fence too, but I think I would hold Lind. Yeah Maybin def took a big hit, I think if Lind platoon, he has enough power to still get homers with a nice AVG

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @JB Gilpin: worst part is that comish seemingly just came up with the idea to recruit 4 new owners after he allowed trades last year that wrecked present values of at least 2 teams and then of course those 2 plus 2 others didn’t come back at all. The 4 new owners were apparently sold on taking those teams partially at least due to front loading. 11 owners weren’t told anything about this.Draft is now in next 2 weeks and only reason we heard anything about it was a new owner was asking draft questions on message board. This really bodes badly for the future if comish doesn’t find it important to tell 11/16th of a league a major change like this. I can’t remember if i was smart enough to ask when i joined this last year or not (i usually do remember to ask pretty much everything though) since i wouldn’t have joined a front loader in the first place. also, i just took a look at the bottom three teams, and while all of them can be said to be worse than mine, none of them are so much worse that they should be getting multiple 1st/2nd rounders either (effectively what a front loader does).

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Ugh yeah dynasties can be tough, why I made this one a $ league and hopefully it retains almost everyone year to year.

            Hah yeah lets hope I am a better commish!

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @JB Gilpin: was just able to trade delino for joe ross, making this the 3rd dynasty in which i’ve traded for delino in about 2.5 weeks. all of these
              1. calhoun for delino str up (in which i had too many RF’ers anyway)
              2. ross for delino (when i had 9 SP and only 1500 max innings, and 2-3 starting hitter holes)
              3. tomas + d.holland for delino (in which i’m TEX and only had Hicks as starting CF, and tomas was 3rd string 3B, 2 string LF, 3rd string RF, and wasn’t keeping holland anyway)
              In this newest one it’s net steals, so really good steals guys worth even more (over 75% success rate last year for delino)

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Haha he’s your difference maker! 1. Nice! 2. i lovvvve Joe Ross. 3. Yeah with the depth that’s cool, but I really like Tomas, I think he can surprise

  34. Tyler says:
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    I’m interested if a spot opens up or another league starts.

    [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Sweet, markin’ em down now!

  35. blah blah blah says:
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    Im in for a second league as well. Sign me up the the phillies!!!

    [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @blah blah blah: Hah cool, prob happening and you’re prob gettin’ em!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @blah blah blah: Oh damn my bad, surprised two people were after them! I’m still adding you on the list though, JFOH will be in touch

  36. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    JB,

    I’ve expressed my interest above and reached out to JFOH, if either of you want/need any help setting this up, co-commish, or anything at all let me know. Happy to do some of the grunt work.

    Best email is [email protected]

  37. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    I’d be down to hop on a second league if it goes, thanks JB!

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: if at all possible dods or rox waitlist? Cust sayin

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: Awesome! Unfortch Dodgers and Rox both have waiting lists on em, any other top choices?

        • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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          @JB Gilpin: National league?! Awesomeness

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: Haha, Dbacks it is if that’s cool!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: Ah crap someone wanted them! Be my Brewer GM brother!!!!!!

                • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Ha! Those other teams taken? Beggar choosin here

                  • Yescheese says:
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                    @Ra’zbahl Al Ghul: man this is a league for experts Ghul. Get the hint!!

                    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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                      @Yescheese: ewps wrong site maybe. This is bleacher report right?

  38. T. Smitty says:
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    This League is gonna be like a Giancarlo 700 foot blast!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T. Smitty: Yezzir! Although don’t you want it to be like a Maikel Franco 700 foot blast?

  39. Fish says:
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    I’ll jump on a waiting list for any team, but would prefer Giants if they become available. This league sounds awesome!

    [email protected]

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Cool, got ya on the list! Appreciate the support on the league idea!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Oh wow no one had Giants as prefered, adding you there, JFOH should be reaching out down the road!

      • Fish says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome!

  40. sliimbo says:
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    yo JB what you think

    which side in a keep forever dyno (keep forever)

    Bogaerts/Yelich/Jp Crawford
    or
    Sano/Giolito

    i would be getting the triplets
    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sliimbo: Yo! Hmmm, tough because it’s a power hitter/pitcher for 3 contact hitters haha. If there’s a lot of trades, I def do it, bc no reason to have two super high end SS if JP Crawf pans out, and you can deal one. If trades are rare, I dunno…

  41. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Any updates on the creation of the second league? Also, will the deadlines and draft dates be the same? (crossing my fingers for ‘yes’ on the daft dates)

  42. pjharris11 says:
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    Any word on a second league? Would love to get in. If second opens up, I’ll take the Tampa Bay Rays…. Thanks, JB!

    [email protected]

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