SSS Fantasy Baseball Part III

A look at the fantasy landscape, because 7 game losing streaks are depressing.

I had the keys to the front page today, and didn't really want to dwell on a 7 game losing streak. Or the fact that the Sox have the worst fielding percentage in the American League. Or that our highest paid bats aren't hitting, our highest paid pitchers are surrendering grand salamis to National League pitchers or on the long road to hopeful recovery from shoulder surgery.

No, the one off commentators have that covered. Instead, I give you the cinderalla story of Rhubarb's Rhub. A team slated for demotion to the secondary SSS feeder league after a poor showing last season, that begged to stay in the big leagues, and have started off on fire desperately trying to prove they belong. After starting the season 0-0-2 somehow, the Rhub has run off 7 consecutive victories and currently has a lead vs. ozzie montana's club.

Week Opponent Result Score
1 IfIWinGioIsInnocent Tie 7 - 7
2 Pedrophile Mustache Tie 7 - 7
3 usualsuspect Win 9 - 5
4 Indamouts Win 11 - 3
5 Krasmer Win 8 - 3
6 IfIWinGioIsInnocent Win 10 - 4
7 Indamouts Win 9 - 4
8 Put Me in Coach Win 9 - 4
9 Boys on the Dock Win 9 - 4
10 Autopicking To 1st

7 - 6

An impressive start for the team with the 12th pick in the draft. So, what has been the recipe for success then?

His offense from the infield has been great. Goldschmidt has been the NL fantasy MVP so far for 2013. Troy Tulowitzki is as good as it gets at SS, and Josh Donaldson is having a season any glove on chair would be proud of. (Which is news to me, I really haven't been paying that much attention)

Pitchers he got late, James Shields and Lance Lynn, are putting up Ace type seasons and a top heavy bullpen with Craig Kimbrel and Sergio Romo keep his overall ratios in the top half of the league. Rex Brother s has an ERA of 0.36. Crazy impressive considering his home park, even in the small sample of 24.1 innings pitched.

I don't think going undefeated is a very real possibility, especially considering he isn't even starting an outfielder for some reason at the moment, but still, good job man.

SSS1 standings

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Div GB Last Week Waiver Moves

Big Hurt Division

2. the bunk 8-1-0 .889 5-0-0 - 1-0-0 15 23
4. Autopicking To 1st 5-2-2 .667 2-2-2 2 1-0-0 6 7
5. Black Soxx 5-2-2 .667 3-0-2 2 1-0-0 7 11
6. jackie hayes 4-3-2 .556 3-2-1 3 0-0-1 10 26
8. e-gus Intimidators 4-3-2 .556 4-2-1 3 0-0-1 11 20
9. Put Me in Coach 4-5-0 .444 2-4-0 4 0-1-0 4 13
15. The Ventura Bros. 2-7-0 .222 1-5-0 6 0-1-0 13 10
16. Boys on the Dock 1-8-0 .111 0-5-0 7 0-1-0 5 1

Baines Division

1. Rhub 7-0-2 .889 5-0-2 - 1-0-0 9 16
3. OurDyingBrains 6-2-1 .722 3-2-0 1.5 0-0-1 3 13
7. Indamouts 4-3-2 .556 3-3-1 3 0-0-1 2 9
10. IfIWinGioIsInnocent 3-5-1 .389 1-2-1 4.5 1-0-0 8 5
11. Pedrophile Mustache 3-5-1 .389 3-4-1 4.5 0-1-0 1 -
12. usualsuspect 3-6-0 .333 3-3-0 5 1-0-0 16 24
13. Dawg Pound 3-6-0 .333 1-2-0 5 0-1-0 12 6
14. Krasmer 2-6-1 .278 1-4-1 5.5 0-1-0 14 15

Last standings update: Tue Jun 04 03:09am CDT

SSS2 standings

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Div GB Last Week Waiver Moves

The Nellie Fox Division

2. JoeWho112 72-46-8 .603 22-17-3 - 11-1-2 9 14
5. Can't Hack Its 72-49-5 .591 23-19-0 1.5 11-3-0 15 22
6. IsayTada YousayHito 66-54-6 .548 14-26-2 7 5-7-2 11 9
10. Kyle's HD Performers 56-61-9 .480 21-18-3 15.5 7-6-1 7 11

The Luke Appling Division

1. Scumbags 81-43-2 .651 29-12-1 - 13-1-0 4 10
8. Dennehy 61-61-4 .500 16-24-2 19 8-5-1 16 20
12. Viciedo's Kick Line 58-64-4 .476 15-26-1 22 5-8-1 13 29
13. Reservoir Dogs 55-67-4 .452 21-19-2 25 1-13-0 12 9

The Luis Aparicio Division

4. Grzlby 63-62-1 .504 19-22-1 - 6-8-0 6 5
11. SouthSideIrish 58-63-5 .480 22-19-1 3 6-7-1 2 10
14. Ozzieismyhomeboy 51-67-8 .437 22-18-2 8.5 1-11-2 8 1
15. Cornfield Vodka 50-69-7 .425 18-22-2 10 3-11-0 10 15

The Minnie Minoso Division

3. Flying Dingos 69-51-6 .571 23-16-3 - 13-1-0 14 20
7. Zev's Snowspeeders 62-61-3 .504 25-15-2 8.5 8-6-0 1 13
9. Operation Shutdown 55-58-13 .488 19-18-5 10.5 7-5-2 5 8
16. wu's Thigh Lords 33-86-7 .290 10-28-4 35.5 1-13-0 3 2

Last standings update: Tue Jun 04 03:17am CDT

So what are some of the other stories going this season so far?

This year has been a strong defender or the wait on pitching when drafting strategy. Guys that went early like Matt Cain and Cole Hamels have been terrible. Other top 10 starter types like David Price and Jered Weaver have found themselves on the DL. Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander have underperformed, while guys like Clay Buchholz and Patrick Corbin have thrived.

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