Drinking and Trading, Week Four

Now that’s more like it.

After three scrappy, dog fight weeks of low scoring, fantasy points actually made a return to thefoulline.com fantasy baseball league. All the winners except one were well over the 300 point mark, and most of the hitters we spent our early picks on have finally decided to start hitting. What a novel idea!

It’s been brought to my attention that the number one team in the power rankings has lost every single week after climbing to the mountain top. Could it be true? Is the most coveted ranking spot in the world outside of college football really cursed?

I need a bigger sample size to decide, so let’s get to the power rankings!

 

Week Four Power Rankings

1) Love Boat Captains– Ginger makes her return to the dreaded number one spot after getting 320 points combined from Trea Turner, Daniel Murphy and Paul Goldschmidt and completely obliterating Rays Those Cowbells. Her offense put up 65 hits, had 53 RBI and her pitching staff didn’t take a single loss. Not much else to say here, she may lose from time to time, but this is clearly the team to beat in the early going.

2) RedRays– Don’t look now, but this team is on a three game winning streak and has scored well over 300 points in consecutive weeks to take the lead in the season scoring race. I still think losing Madison Bumgarner is going to hurt him at some point, but he’s getting great production from a lot of late draft picks and sleepers, guys like Chris Owings and Ivan Nova. Pretty soon I’m gonna owe him an apology for my bashing of his draft during thefoulline.com draft day diary.

3) Believe The Hype– If there was ever an award for “waiver wire master of the week” Allan would’ve taken it in spades. He plucked guys like Ryan Zimmerman, Patrick Corbin and Andrew Triggs from the free agency pool, plugged them into his lineup, and somehow got like 150 points from them combined and put up easily his best week of the season. His trade of a broken down Noah Syndergaard for AJ Pollock was an absolute steal, and veterans Nelson Cruz and Todd Frazier are mashing. Allan has returned to fantasy baseball relevance and has plans to make a run at the final four after consecutive horrible seasons.

4) Roger Dorn– Even after doubting himself in the comment section in recent weeks, Dylan got solid production from most of his lineup and laid the smackdown on the former number one team WillisBeTheYear. Dylan has had some luck on his side, his 950 points scored against are easily the lowest in the league, but the fact is he’s 3-0 in his division and has blown out opponents in half of his games this year. Roger Dorn isn’t the useless bench warmer he was in Major League 2, he’s come out of the gates raking.

5) WillisBeTheYear– It was a rough week for Willis. He got absolutely blown out, dropped to 3rd place in his division, and all the way to 5th place in the power rankings. His offense put up only 45 hits and everybody seems to be slumping at the same time. You still get the feeling that this was a small lapse and not a sign of things to come. There’s a lot of good players on this team who are going to perform a lot better than they did in week four. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this team put up the high point total in week 5 and blow out whoever he’s playing.

6) Stogies– The air comes out of the balloon a little bit after getting blown out by Allan. But have you taken a look at his roster? The key to this team is going to be getting them all on the field at the same time. If he could ever get healthy, he’d have an offense of Bryce Harper, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp, Robinson Cano and Eric Thames, and a pitching staff led by Max Scherzer, Noah Syndergaard and Gerrit Cole. This is the sleeping giant of the league. You don’t wanna play him when all these guys are off the DL.

7) Rays Those Cowbells– I just wanna have a week where my opponent doesn’t have the greatest week they’ve ever had. Is that really too much to ask? And will somebody offer me some pitching already? I haven’t gotten a random trade offer all year!

8) sportsmanMike– This team has one blowout win and three really bad losses. He made a nice trading bringing in Danny Salazar to address his pitching depth issue, and there’s some good players here, but it just doesn’t look like the roster of a playoff contender. Unless he does something soon, I have feeling Mike may hang around this spot in the power rankings all year.

9) Yankeehaters– Looks like there may be some life in the old gal after all, kind of. Once again had a mediocre week but this time found himself on the winning side of things! That’s exciting stuff, and Dave is making all kinds of changes to turn this thing around. That includes talking numerous blockbuster deals, and flipping first round pick Manny Machado for ace Corey Kluber. You know Dave has a plan, and whether he improves his record or not, the attempts to do so are going to be wildly entertaining. I can’t say if the Yankeehaters are going to jump back into contention, but it’s sure going to be fun to watch him try.

10) The October Boys– Somebody had to lose the winless showdown, and unfortunately Dennis finds himself 0-4 through the season’s first month. Bringing in Manny Machado should add some juice, and even if things don’t get better, at least the Yankees are in the first place right? You may have a fun summer even if your fantasy team doesn’t get any better.

 

Game of the Week

WillisBeTheYear vs RedRays

An early season showdown of 3-1 teams.

 

Good luck to everyone in Week Five!

8 Responses to “Drinking and Trading, Week Four”

  1. Allan Says:

    Unlike Fantasy Football, championships are not won in the draft. Unless you are the luckiest owner in the world, you have to make a few deals and keep your eyes open in the free agency pool.

    Having the ability to just go and make a pickup at any given time makes fantasy baseball that much harder to win in. You can’t lolly gag around as you wait on the waiver process to hand you the best players on the board. If you’re not paying attention, keeping your eyes open and making the move, then you’re gonna miss out.

  2. Foul line Dave Says:

    #9! Im moving on up!
    Bold prediction: I beat LBC’s this week.
    Side note: don’t make any trades with Allan. He deals in damaged goods! (But not really)
    Observation: Dan has an irrational amount of love for his own team, and his rank is unrealistic! #7 is crazy town!

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I’m the highest scoring 1-3 team. I’d like to know where you think my ranking should be?

    Allan, you’ve done a great job with the wire this year. It’s hard to find anything good out there. Trust me I’ve tried.

  4. Allan Says:

    Dan has had the most points scored on him this year. Hopefully that trend continues. lol

  5. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I had the most points scored on me last year as well.

  6. Trent (RedRays) Says:

    No apology needed Dan. Not everyone has the insight and vision I had on draft day. Haha.

  7. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    You’re team looks good, there’s no denying that.

  8. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    If you’re reading this Willis, nice trade!! I think it will work out for both of us.