Dethroning Allan, Week Twenty Three

Ah here we are… The final week of the regular season. As much fun as fantasy baseball can be, there’s always a sense of relief when it nears it’s end. Six months of daily updates, trade talks and research. Fantasy Baseball is such a grind!

Things couldn’t be more simple heading into the final week. Team sportsmanMike locked up his long elusive spot in the playoffs, leaving us with only one thing left to decide. Will the Love Boat Captains or Rays Those Cowbells complete the final four? Let’s get some rankings before lineups lock!


Week Twenty Three Power Rankings

1) WillisBeTheYear- Now in position to clinch the #1 seed with a victory.

2) Yankeehaters- Who does Dave want to play? Beating Rays Those Cowbells clinches Ginger a spot… But are you sure that’s who you want to play in round one?

3) sportsmanMike- Into the playoffs for the first time, congratulations! Mike is locked into the #4 seed no matter what happens, and a dangerous #4 seed he makes.

4) Love Boat Captains- Has by far the easier path to the playoffs. All she needs is a win, or a Rays Those Cowbells loss. Ginger could even get in with a loss and an RTC win, provided she outscores me by more than 60 points.

5) Rays Those Cowbells- Well here we go, at least it’s a chance. When you start 5-11, what more can you ask for? Even if Ginger wins, I’d really love to finish with an 8-game win streak and a winning record.  And if Ginger somehow loses… I can’t give Dave the satisfaction of giving me the death blow. I must win! Find a way!

6) Panda the Hammer- If it’s any consolation, even if you were in the other division you’d still be eliminated. Your low point total hurts in the long run. Still, this is a good team.

7) Stogies- Pitching killed him all year. Maybe next year he loads up on the arms early?

8) The October Boys- There is no team I’m more confident will bounce back next season then this one.

9) RedRays- Hard to believe at one point this team was 9-8 and spent the majority of the season in the top half of the power rankings.

10) Believe The Hype- Shock the world Allan, I believe in you! I’m really happy Sonny Gray is starting twice. Even though your encore season didn’t go the way you wanted, you were a great champion. And nobody can ever take Javier away from you.


Game of the Week

Believe The Hype vs Love Boat Captains

What else could it be? Can Ginger clinch on her own terms? I wouldn’t bet against her.


The Final Four





Good luck to Allan in Week 24!!

2 Responses to “Dethroning Allan, Week Twenty Three”

  1. Jason Says:

    Thanks to Dan for writing a summary every week. Monday’s were always an anxious day waiting for the email to arrive saying the weekly update was ready to be read on the! I spent most of the year on or near the top so it was always a pleasant read. I appreciate the time you spent pleasing us all. Sorry your going to miss the playoffs?. I hope it doesn’t affect your drive to continue writing till the end.

  2. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    The playoff edition is coming today. Thanks for reading this year! I really appreciate it more than you know.

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