Monday, October 2, 2017
Luis Severino was the clear ace of this pitching staff, throwing 21 QS with 230 Ks. The rest of the starters included sleeper rookies like Jake Faria (9 QS) and Dinelson Lamet (7 QS). Alex Colome (47 Sv) and Felipe Rivero (21 Sv, 14 Holds) anchored the bullpen.
Lutz' team had the incredible power duo of rookie Aaron Judge (320 TB, .424 OB%) and Bryce Harper (243 TB, .409 OB%). Eric Hosmer (286 TB, .382 OB%) had a superstar season and Ender Inciarte (20 SB, 242 TB) put up another great all-around campaign. J.T. Realmuto (240 TB) held the squad together behind the plate while putting up excellent numbers for a catcher.
Jacob deGrom (21 QS) led the pitching staff, which rode the early season success of Alex Wood and a comeback year from Sonny Gray (16 QS, 1.18 WHIP). The bullpen was scripted by Archie Bradley (24 Hld) in the eighth and Roberto Osuna (39 Sv) closing.
The Pathetic Quotient, an advanced metric created by the Brewmasters that uses transactions and place in the standings to see who did the most work for the smallest gain, is out again this year. And of course, it's Josh Robbins (Bohemian Lifestyles) who ranks highest. He used a whopping 379 moves to finish in 17th place! Congrats Josh!
Congrats to everyone on a very competitive season!
Posted by Schwenny at 10:10 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Icemen led basically wire to wire, with almost nobody close to him in the standings. Mookie Betts, Joey Votto, D.J. LeMahieu, and Brandon Belt made sure he stayed on top in OB% and TB, while Alex Colome shut the door.
John Treadwell (69witSuzynWaldman) put up a valient effort, slowly creeping up on the Icemen all summer. In the end, second place will have to do for a team that was 30 points ahead of the 3rd place team.
See you next year!
Posted by Schwenny at 8:41 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This was Kantner's second consecutive first place finish (tied last year). His Boston trio of David Ortiz, Mookie Betts, and Xander Bogaerts led his offense, while Jake Arrieta carried his pitching staff.
Jenkins' squad had the sick bats of Josh Donaldson and Joey Votto, while the pitching staff was anchored by Noah Syndergaard.
Great season everyone!
Posted by Schwenny at 8:31 PM
Monday, October 6, 2014
After 162 games of Hits, RBI, SB, K, and Holds, we ended in a frickin’ tie. And unlike Bud Selig, there is nothing I can do to change it. The PicketLine league does NOT have a tie-breaker rule, so the teams will simply split the two $$$ prizes.
Well, congratulations to Eric Kantner (New Market Mallers) for finishing in 1st place with Joe Moore (WTFUTLEY). This makes back-to-back championships for Moore, who sat atop the standings all by himself in 2013. Kantner and Moore will get $750 each.
The Mallers lingered near the top of the standings all season, but used a late-season surge to grab the money spot. David Ortiz(3rd round), Michael Brantley(11th), Billy Hamilton(2nd), Neil Walker(18th), Devin Mesoraco(19th), Brock Holt(trade) and Anthony Rendon(10th) led a balanced offense all summer. Kantner’s pitching staff included Dodgers lefties, Clayton Kershaw (1st) and Hyun-Jin Ryu(7th). Bartolo Colon(13th) mixed in 16 QS and Michael Wacha(4th) dealt in the first half of the season before his injury. The bullpen was anchored by Huston Street’s(8th) 41 Saves and a shocking season out of Pat Neshek(free agent).
WTFUTLEY overcame a dismal season from 1st round pick David Wright thanks to an early June trade with 69witSuzynWaldman, who took a struggling Wright in exchange for Felix Hernandez. Wow. Moore’s 2nd through 6th round picks didn’t hurt either, as he hit on all of them… Giancarlo Stanton(2nd), Starling Marte Partay(3rd), Ian Kinsler(4th), Jordan Zimmermann(5th), and Jose Abreu (6th). The day before the Wright/Hernandez trade, Moore also grabbed Josh Harrison off the waiver wire. Those two moves were likely the turning point in his season. Chris Archer(9th) and Garrett Richards(free agent) combined for 36 QS, while Addison Reed(7th) and Jenrry Mejia(18th) closed 59 games. Wade Davis(free agent) had the best season for any reliever in baseball, mixing with Luke Gregerson(16th) and Joba Chamberlain(free agent) to rack up Holds.
4th place was a bit of a shocker. SONS OF PITCHES came out of nowhere to claim the final money spot. On 9/16, I mentioned them as a possible sleeper on the league blog, but in my mind I wasn’t really giving them a chance based on how far back they were. However, field manager Eric Rosin used that crazy screaming baseball to rally an offense that included Robinson Cano(1st), Kyle Seager(8th), Anthony Rizzo(6th), Christian Yelich(11th), Russell Martin(14th), Carl Crawford(10th), Jason Heyward(4th) and Corey Dickerson(free agent) to grab the final $200. When Jose Fernandez(2nd) went down early in the season it looked like Rosin’s season was doomed. But starters like Hiroki Kuroda(9th), Ervin Santana(12th) and Collin McHugh(free agent) picked up the slack. A resurgent Jonathan Broxton(free agent) and a consistent Darren O’Day(free agent) piled up Holds, while Santiago Casilla(18th) picked up some crucial late-season Saves.
Congratulations to all the money winners!!! As for the rest of us, we stink.
The Best Draft Pick Award goes to Chris Jenkins (Brewmasters), who selected Lucas Duda with the first pick of the final round. Duda finished the season as the 74th ranked player in Yahoo, had 92 RBI, 247 TB and .349 OB%. Unfortunately, the Brewmasters dropped Duda TWICE during the season, before he was finally picked up for good by Shoving & Squeezing on May 28. The Brewmasters also took Wily Peralta(22 QS) with the last pick of the 21st round, but again the Brewmasters never reaped the rewards, dropping Peralta for the legendary bat of Justin Ruggiano before the season even began.
Worst Draft Pick Award goes to Sven Jenkins (Los Barbudos), Bryce Harper 3rd overall. I didn’t have to look far to figure this one out. Just three picks into the draft and my team exploded. Honorable mention goes to the poor owners who took Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Davis and Prince Fielder. Ugh.
Worst Team Name… this was a tough one this year, with half the league being in contention, but I’m going with Kilt Spinners. Brutal.
Posted by Schwenny at 12:29 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Just 2 weeks remain in the fantasy baseball season and the PicketLine Fantasy Baseball League is looking at a classic 1st place battle...
Can UTLEY follow in the footsteps of the old Roughnecks squad, and win back-to-back titles?... or will Eric and his dysfunctional Married With Children inspired team dethrone the champs?
Both clubs have stellar pitching staffs and sneaky good offenses.
BUT, they need to watch their backs. Chris Jenkins (Brewmasters), Andrew Tarkowski (Mount Gay Rum), and Eric Rosin (SONS OF PITCHES) are primed to steal a spot if anyone falters.
As for the rest of us, well, we're just hoping to retain a little dignity before the season ends.
Posted by Schwenny at 12:58 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Here's the owner list for 2014... we have only four new owners this season. Each US time zone is represented.
- 69withSuzynWaldman - John Treadwell - Woodbridge, VA
- AllFlashNoCash - David Prince - Hopewell Junction, NY
- Biff's Bombers - John Bifolco - Martha's Vineyard, MA *** New Owner ***
- BluBloodLine - Alan Sarpy - Santa Rosa, CA
- Bohemian Lifestyles - Josh Robbins - Gilbert, AZ
- Brewmasters - Chris Jenkins - Dover Plains, NY
- Chumps - Chirag Amin - Houston, TX
- Kilt Spinners - D.J. Lysenko - Hyde Park, NY *** New Owner ***
- Los Barbudos - Sven Jenkins - La Havana, Cuba
- Mount Gay Rum - Rob Moran and Andrew Tarkowski - Camillus, NY
- NY Metroponzians - Sean Comerford - Hartford, CT
- New Market Mallers - Eric Kantner - Goshen, NY
- Rivercity Catfish - Bruce Heard - Fair Oaks, CA
- Sons of Pitches - Eric Rosin - Merrick, NY
- Shoving & Squeezing - Dan Slate - Poughkeepsie, NY
- Sux2BeMetsFan - Shane Lutz - Poughkeepsie, NY *** New Owner ***
- The Jimy Kelly Rule - Bret Jenkins - Forest Hills, NY
- The Price is Wright - Paul Prince - Poughkeepsie, NY *** New Owner ***
- WTFUTLEY - Joe Moore - Limerick, PA
- X-Factors - Joe Werner - Lakewood, OH
Posted by Schwenny at 7:26 AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
a greasy B12 mullet (Bret Jenkins) grabbed the final cash prize of 2013. Bret used 226 transactions to earn 4th place. His rag-tag offense endured the loss of Ryan Braun and a whole lot of suckage from Paul Konerko, Melky Cabrera, and Kevin Youkilis. I mean Wow, Bret had a bad draft. Coco Crisp was the best player on the team, crushing 225 Total Bases and stealing 21 for the club. Matt Harvey led the pitching staff, throwing 18 QS for the Mullets. The back end of the bullpen was loaded, with Aroldis Chapman, Ernesto Frieri, and Jim Henderson closing games, while rookie Trevor Rosenthal dominated in the 8th inning.
Draft Pick of the Year comes down to two excellent selections at the very end of the night. a greasy B12 mullet took Jim Henderson (28 Saves) with the 18th pick in the last round. And New Market Mallers (Eric Kantner) selected Bartolo Colon (23 QS, 2.65 ERA) with the 19th pick in the final round.
Posted by Schwenny at 1:02 AM