With only four short weeks before the playoffs, it is officially crunch time, and if our second thefoulline.com fantasy baseball league has shown us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected.
Did anyone really believe that we would have a McLaughlin-free post season? Or that Nevershortonstops could truly be playoff spoiler? Also, has anyone heard from the Boston Not-So-Badboys lately? Just when we think we have it all figured out, cellar-dweller Dirty Water Dogs comes within 2 points of taking out league-standout Rays Those Cowbells.
The smell of the playoffs is in the air. So what better way to ready ourselves than with a thefoulline.com Power Ranking?
Best record, most points, team finally hitting its stride. But I’m just stating the obvious. I plan on being in the final four.
2. Rays Those Cowbells
Good teams find a way to win. Even though it wasn’t pretty, RTC still added another one in the win column. These guys are simply too talented for another performance like this. RTC and LBC meet this week, and I’m giving the edge to Rays Those Cowbells.
3. Love Boat Captains
Ho hum, another win against a McLaughlin. The LBCs have stumbled over the past month and have a really tough match-up this week. The East Division and a definite playoff spot are on the line.
4. Sarasota Red Rays
These guys have been lights out against the far superior West Division this year, going 7-3 against them. Unfortunately for him, he is 5-5 against the (L)East division. With games left against LTZ, Yankeehaters, RTC, and LBCs, Sarasota Red Rays has his work cut out for him, but I still like his chances for the postseason.
5. Less than Zero
Really? You lost to NeverShortonStops? I’m still not sure how that happened. The playoff picture is getting a little fuzzy for our Canadian friend, but one thing for sure is that you can never count him oot.
Even in the midst of a five-game losing streak, BBB is still in the playoff hunt. He really needs his pitching on track and a lot of luck to advance to the next round.
7. The Tek’s Message
Joe Mauer and Hanley Ramirez have carried this team team all year, and the reemergence of Cliff Lee has helped a lot. But even with a solid lineup and big-name pitchers, it’s too little, too late for The Tek’s Message.
8. Boston Braves
Hey, have you heard? The Boston Braves won the Fantasy title last year… zzzzzz… That’s old news. I was really hoping Dave Mc would challenge for another title, but when you throw out six crappy pitchers, all the starts in the world aren’t going to help. This tactic is played out. I have two more questions, Dave Mc. Who the hell is Bud Norris? And why in the world would you start him? Thanks for finally allowing me to beat you.
After Dylan took out LTZ last week, I am officially nervous about facing him. Is there any chance that Dylan forgets to set a legal lineup? Or is playoff spoiler his new motivation? This is going to be a far more interesting week than I had hoped.
10. Dirty Water Dogs
Matt Mc’s team came way too close to knocking off RTC this week, which may have led to RTC having a nervous breakdown. Thanks for taking it easy on him, Matt. I hope you are a contender next year. The league is more fun with you talking smack and making trades.
Good luck to everyone this week… even you, Dave Mc.