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 Ray's Ramblings - LCS Update
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, October 16, 2017 - 17:39

The Dodgers lead the Cubs 2-0 in the National League Championship Series, the same advantage that the Astros have over the Yankees in the American League. With the Dodgers and Astros eyeing a trip to the World Series, Ray Flowers takes a look at some of the more exciting factoids in this year’s postseason.

 Ray's Ramblings - Looking to the 2017 LCS
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, October 13, 2017 - 14:00

The League Championship series are set, with the Astros taking on the Yankees in the American League, while the Cubs and Dodgers square off in the National League. Ray Flowers wraps up the LDS and looks ahead to the matchups of the four teams left playing baseball in mid-October.

 Ray's Ramblings - 2017 LDS Updates
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 17:30

The Astros, Dodgers and Yankees have moved on to their respective League Championship series. Meanwhile, the Cubs and Nationals are batting in a Game 5 to see who gets the honor of taking on the Dodgers. 


The Indians have lost their last four home games in a winner take all scenario, a dubious mark. It gets worse though. The Indians have actually lost the last six games in which they had a chance to eliminate an opponent: the last three games of the 2016 World Series and the three games in the ALDS. That’s the second longest streak ever, as the Athletics lost 9-straight from 2000 to 2003.

 Ray's Ramblings - October 9th, 2017
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:50

Ray Flowers talks some playoff baseball before mentioning Avisail Garcia and Justin Turner.


Jose Altuve has three homers, four RBI and five runs scored in the ALDS. He’s good.

Trevor Bauer is set to start Game 4 against the Yankees. He’s 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA against them this season (playoffs included).

Greg Bird hit a homer off Andrew Miller to win the game 1-0 for the Yankees. Miller had previously allowed three hits in 27 at-bats against lefties in the postseason.

Xander Bogaert...


 2017 BARF Review
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:46

BARF – or Bay Area Roto Fantasy – is a group of local pro’s, and some average joe’s, who meet up once a year for a fantasy baseball draft, and once a year for a football draft. In late February we had the 12-team mixed league baseball draft. My squad didn’t win the league, but it was a successful entry in 17.

Here is the writeup for AL LABR and Tout Wars,  FSTA and the SiriusXM Host League.

 2017 FSTA Review
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:07

Way back in January the Fantasy Sports Trade Association held their annual baseball draft, the first of the fantasy season each year. It was January 23rd, 2017 in Nashville. Seems like a lifetime ago. The 13 team, mixed league, was auction style, and I ended up with the 9th selection in the draft. In what follows I’ll break down how the club performed over the course of the season. Solid it was, but it lacked that extra little to make it a special squad.

Here is the writeup for AL LABR and Tout Wars.

 2017 AL LABR Review
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:11

Once more into the breach... once more I strive for the title in LABR. I’ve had success before but never to the level of taking home the championship. The 2017 campaign brought forth a successful effort for my squad, but alas the championship still eludes me. Moreover, a down final week dropped me out of the money as well. Here’s what went down in the AL-only, 12-team league for the Oracle this season.

 2017 Tout Wars Review
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 13:38

Not everything but a lot went horribly wrong with my mixed league, auction, Tout Wars team this season. I’m not the only one who dealt with issues, pretty much everyone who played fantasy baseball did this season, but it was still a rough year. I’ll detail what went wrong in what follows.

 Ray's Ramblings - Final Friday 2017
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 13:23

With the final Friday of the regular season, Ray thought he would survey the landscape with a bunch of quick hitting thoughts on what’s going on in the world of baseball. There’s some fascinating stuff in here. We swear. Players discussed include Kyle Hendricks, JD Martinez, Bryce Harper, Dee Gordon, Kris Bryant, Matt Cain, Carlos Correa, Jacob deGrom, Masahiro Tanaka, Paul Goldschmidt, Tommy Pham, Miguel Sano and Charlie Blackmon. 

 Ray's Ramblings - Pitcher Report - 9/28
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 16:35

Homer Bailey and Jordan Zimmermann are useless vets. John Lackey might return. Yu Darvish underperformed this season. Jon Gray is ending the year on a high note for the Rockies. Rich Hill was really good, when on the field in 2017. Dinelson Lamet pitched pretty well as a rookie, ditto Reynaldo Lopez. Carlos Martinez is a step below the ace level, while Lance McCullers just hopes he can stay healthy. Both Danny Salazar and Jeff Samardzija struck out a bunch of men, but had some struggles overall. Ervin Santana was nothing but extremely effective, while Luis Severino was dominant.