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Rotoballs Podcast: April/May ’13

Special thanks to Open Hand for providing the music for this episode.

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Brian Dorsey: Host

Brian Dorsey: Host

Ryan Short: Contributing Writer

Ryan Short: Contributing Writer


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Pre-Season Award Show 2013!

These awards have no correlation with fantasy.

Going back to look at last year, all of us were homers and picked Yonder Alonso to win the NL Rookie of the Year. How wrong we were. We were equally wrong when Matt Moore and Yoenis Cespedes were picked to win the AL ROY. We never said these predictions were any good. Predictions are like…well…let’s just say everyone has one and they stink. In fact, the only correct prediction made last year by our team was calling Miguel Cabrera the AL Most Valuable Player by Jared Cothren. Bravo, Jared. Bravo.

Here is this year’s list. Just don’t bet your life on it.

RotoBrian Jared Butler Shorty SD Wooden Thaller
NL ROY Jedd Gyorko Shelby Miller Oscar Taveras Julio Teheran Jedd Gyorko Shelby Miller
AL ROY Wil Myers Wil Myers Wil Myers Wil Myers Wil Myers Wil Myers
NL CY Cole Hamels Stephen Strasburg Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kersahw Cole Hamels Stephen Strasburg
AL CY Justin Verlander Felix Hernandez Justin Verlander Felix Hernandez Felix Hernandez Justin Verlander
NL MVP Ryan Braun Andrew McCutchen Joey Votto Joey Votto Justin Upton Matt Kemp
AL MVP Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera Mike Trout Evan Longoria Miguel Cabrera Prince Fielder
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Rotoballs Top 100 Players for ’13

So after a grueling process of ranking and re-ranking, we bring you the Top 100 players for 2013 from Rotobrian, SDWooden, Backdoor Jared, Madbank Thaller, Shorty, and Smuggling Plums Butler. These rankings were made with a 5×5 rotisserie league in mind. On the right side of the table are the Composite Ranks. Use the comments section to air your praise or grievances.  -rotobrian

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Awards, Brian, Butler, Jared, Rankings, Shorty

Pre-Season Award Show!

These awards have no correlation with fantasy.

We know it’s a week overdue (it’s not the preseason any longer!), but without further ado, here are our awards along with the flops and surprises of each league. Shorty’s awards should be in by the weekend.

RotoBrian BackdoorSlider SmugglingPlums Shorty
NL ROY  Yonder Alonso  Yonder Alonso  Yonder Alonso
AL ROY  Matt Moore  Yoenis Cespedes  Yoenis Cespedes
NL CY  M. Bumgarner  Tim Lincecum  Roy Halladay
AL CY  Jared Weaver  Justin Verlander  Justin Verlander
NL MVP  Carlos Gonzalez  Troy Tulowitzki  Joey Votto
AL MVP  Albert Pujols  Miguel Cabrera  Adrian Gonzalez
Biggest Flop NL  Hanley Ramirez  Drew Stubbs  Dominic Brown
Biggest Flop AL  Curtis Granderson  Brett Lawrie  Justin Smoak
Big Surprise NL  Logan Morrison  Johan Santana  Cory Luebke
Big Surprise AL  Alex Rodriguez  Joe Mauer  Jason Kipnis