Backyard Championship League RIGHTS PLAYERS

 

 

Updated As Of:  07/15/18

 

Q-Tip City Morning Wood

Shane

Garden State Warriors

Ryan

Lacey Twp Backdoor Sliderz

Dochney

Springfield Isotopes

Mikey T

North Dover Little Dudes 

Lobman

Rojo’s Resurgence

Rojo

OG Trout Fishing Club

Heroy

Barnegat Light BoWeevils 

Brian

Cattus Island MoonZ

Sean

Loma Portal Gamma Rayz

Odom

Nick Madrigal

(SS)

Akil Baddoo     

(OF)

 Keston Hiura

(SS)

Brady Singer

(P)

Victor Victor Mesa

(OF)

 Nick Pratto

(1B)

 Carter Kieboom

(SS)

Alec Bohm

(3B)

Nolan Gorman

(3B)

Cavan Biggio

(2B)

Jonathan India  

(3B)

Christian Pache

(OF)

Royce Lewis

(SS)

Matthew Liberatore

(P)

 

 Julio Pablo Martinez

(OF)

Pavin Smith

(1B)

Joey Bart

(C)

 Alex Kirilloff

(OF)

Shane McClanahan  

(P)

Jesus Sanchez

(OF)

Evan White

(1B)

Jo Adell

(OF)

Casey Mize     

(P)

 Logan Gilbert    

(P)

Yordan Alvarez

(OF)

 

Jesus Luzardo

(P)

 

Alec Hanson

(P)

Brandon Marsh

(OF)

Yusei Kekuchi

(P)

 

 

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Backyard Championship League RIGHTS PLAYERS

2018 SEASON RECORDS

Runs:  67  OGTFC (Heroy) [6]
Doubles:  29  Warriors (Ryan) [5]
Triples:  5  OGTFC (Heroy) [5], Warriors (Ryan) [8], Isotopes (Mikey T) [8,9]
Home Runs:  20  Isotopes (Mikey T) [3], Bad Dudes (Mike) [5, 6], Sliderz (Doch) (6)    
RBI’s:  73  Isotopes (Mikey T) [3]
Stolen Bases:  18  OGTFC (Heroy) [18]
OBP:  .4196  — Sliderz (Doch) [13]

Strikeouts:  113  OGTFC (Heroy) [5]  **ALL TIME RECORD**
Quality Starts:  10  X*Rayz (Odom) [8], OGTFC (Heroy) [5]
Complete Games:  2  Warriors [7]
Wins:  9  Morning Wood (Shane) [5], Banana Slugs (Brian) [10]
Saves:  9  OGTFC (Heroy) [6], X*Rayz (Odom) [13]    
Holds:  12  RRF (Rojo) [8]    **ALL TIME RECORD**
ERA:  1.730  — X*Rayz (Odom) [8]

ALL-TIME RECORDS

Runs:  71  —  Heroy (2016 [Week 14])
Doubles:  31  —  Lobman (2012 [Week 17])
Triples:  8  —  Brian (2016 [Week 11])
Home Runs:  27  —  Rojo (2017 [Week 18])
RBIs:  81  —  Ryan (2009 [Week 16])
Stolen Bases:  27  —  Odom (2016 [Week 18])
OBP:  .456  —  Lenny (2011 [Week 6])

Strikeouts: 113 — Heroy (2018 [Week 5]
Quality Starts: 12 — Lobman (2016 [Week 2])
Complete Games: 4 — Ryan (2008 [Week 8]), Lenny (2011 [Week 11]), Lobman (2010 [Week 19])*
Wins: 12 — Cliff (2016 [Week 7])
Saves: 11 — Mikey T (2009 [Week 14]), 2016 [Week 5]), Rojo (2010 [Week 1])** , Cliff (2015 [Week 9])***, Shane (2017 [Week 14])****
Holds: 12 — Rojo (2018 [Week 8])
ERA: 1.29 — Odom/Sean (2011 [Week 20])

Note:  Records in extended weeks are limited to rate stats only (OBP and ERA) EXCEPT in the two dumb fucking instances with Saves referenced below (we really need someone to get 12). 

 

*Includes 1 5IP Rain-Out CG.

**Rojo had 11 Saves on an 8 day week. No pitchers pitched on Day 1.

***Cliff had an illegal roster for one day in Week 9. TYPICAL CLIFF.

****Shane accumulated 11 Saves within the initial 7 Day Period within an extended week.

 

THE COMPLIANCE WARNING LIST: Barnegat Banana Slugs, Q-Tip City Morning Wood, Astoria Isotopes, Rojo’s Renegade Force

THE 2018 BACKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES REVIEW

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Since I’m “not allowed” to use the Doch pic (nor do I have any intention of ever looking at it again) this will have to do. Pretty similar tbh
Oh dear God what have I done. ME specifically, whom is probably most responsible for the Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz ending up our 2018 champeens. Far more responsible than their owner, that’s pretty much a definite. I spent all offseason and some of the season arming this franchise with talent for the foreseeable future and now they won the championship and now Doch will likely be insufferable. That is the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is I waited a long time to write this review and it won’t be nearly as detailed as last year’s review and I hope that eats at Doch the same way Doch eats at everything. Saddens Doch the same way he is saddened by Caffrey’s burning down (just one more Lacey burnout really).

 

Look I think it is no secret that I often just do reviews as a template off of preview reviews. To the point that some reviews probably have stats from previous reviews tucked in em, LIL EASTER EGGS if you will. I can assure you this will not be a template of last year’s BCS review, however, because I did not pay any attention to this year’s BCS and paid all the attention to last year’s because it was Odom vs. Lobman.
In conclusion this intro had really nothing to do with the Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz. Congrats to them. But also fuck them. And fuck Caffrey’s. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz Complete A Complete Postseason Performance, Defeat The Top-Seeded (First Time That Has Ever Happened In The BCS Way To Go You Failures) Astoria Isotopes  –  10-3-1

 

MVP:  Alex Bregman  –  YEA YEA YEA Acuna Jr. was the best player of the entire postseason run or yada yada but Alex Bregman was the best hitter in the BCS and that is what we do here. We award the best player in the particular series.  12/27, 6 Rs, 3 2Bs, 13 HRs, 9 RBIs, .500 OBP                     

LVP:  Nolan Arenado    SAD. Sad for me to do this to Nolan. But even his late attempts to salvage some respectability can’t erase the fact that he started out 0-18 in this series. NO CLUTCH. Nolan Gorman will be the better Nolan within three years.  3/25, 2 Rs, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, .148 OBP          

 

BackdoorSliderZ Hitter Of Note:  Juan Soto was the second best hitter in this series and this doesn’t at all mean that Acuna Jr. wasn’t excellent as well and all of this should annoy all of us what happened here (11/23, 3 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, .538 OBP).

BackdoorSliderZ Pitcher Of Note:  Death, taxes, and Jacob deGrom having an excellent start for the ButtSliderZ with the Mets failing to get him a W (8 IP, 1 ER, 10 Ks, 1 QS, 1.13 ERA).

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  Almost nobody on the Isotopes seemed all that interested in winning this particular championship but I want to shout out Miguel Andujar he seemed like he was trying, EVEN DREW SOME WALKS (7/26, 7 Rs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, .345 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  I guess I have to point out German Marquez because even though this was against the suck-ass Padres it was impressive and now the ‘Topes will probably keep him into next season but also start him at Coors (5.50 ERA) because they lack a discerning fantasy eye (8 IP, 2 ER, 13 Ks, 1 QS, 2.25 ERA).

 

ASSORTED MUSINGS/ANALYSIS:  FIRSTLY before I even get into an attempt to break this one down let me just say, fine fucking work by both participants/the commish in their media days. For the first time maybe ever I was kinda sad I don’t have instagram because I too would have liked to shit talk the father of Mikey T. But yea great job everyone involved, way to really STEER US into the social media revolution Odom. Maybe I will start Tindering.

ON TO THE MATCHUP………….. This felt less in doubt then it actually was, a bit of a wire to wire performance by the BackdoorSliderz but CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF as Sunday opened it was still there for the taking for the ‘Topes. Unfortunately the big bats of the Isotopes all kinda shrunk simultaneously and the pitching didn’t do enough and I am still not talking about the BackdoorSliderz much THEY WERE FINE. 6-1 cat advantage on the hitting side with mostly ho-hum numbers (.3705 OBP and 19 2Bs play just about anywhere I will concede that) and a 4-2-1 advantage on the pitching side en route to a tidy 10-3-1 championship victory. A CARAYYYYZAY SIX bullpen victories for the Lacey folk to really demoralize an Isotopes squad that pitched okay at times (7 QS) but just okay (4.008 ERA). German Marquez was masterful in his start for the ‘Topes I will have to concede that. But Walker Buehler was masterful pretty much all postseason for Lacey, he is yet another really good really young player they have TROUBLING SIGN.

In the end, it is a good thing that it is ridiculously hard to win back to back titles in this league. Nigh impossible now. So there’s solace in that.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE LEAGUE

 

iiiiii don’t fucking know. Probably more social media hullaballoo. At least I’m probably done changing team names, Brian will be pleased.

 

 

 

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Caffrey's Massive Fire Is Still Under Investigation: Lacey Chief-0

THE 2018 BACKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES REVIEW

Backyard Owners Standings History

Records

Most Wins in a Season: 19, Lobman, 2008

Most Losses in a Season: 17, Butch/09, Mitchell/11, Lenny/13

Highest Winning % in a Season: .863, Lobman, 2008

Lowest Winning % in a Season: .100, Lenny, 2011

Most Career Wins: Mikey T, 139

Most Career Losses: Cliff, 116

Most Career Ties: Heroy, 13

Most Double Digit Win Seasons: Mikey T, 9

Most Double Digit Loss Seasons: Cliff, 8

Most Wins in 22 Game Era: Mikey T, 46

Most Losses in 22 Game Era: Cliff, 45

Most Wins in 20 Game Era: Lobman, 76

Most Losses in 20 Game Era: Cliff, 71

Most Wins in 18 Game Era: Mikey T and Brian, 22

Most Losses in 18 Game Era: Shane, 30

Mike Lobman

  • 2018: 8-10
  • 2017: 9-8-1
  • 2016: 9-8-3
  • 2015: 12-6-2
  • 2014: 12-8
  • 2013: 10-8-2
  • 2012: 15-5
  • 2011: 17-3
  • 2010: 11-11
  • 2009: 11-11
  • 2008: 19-3

All time record

Regular Season: 133-81-8

Mikey T

  • 2018: 13-4-1
  • 2017: 9-8-1
  • 2016: 8-9-3
  • 2015: 10-8-2
  • 2014: 12-8
  • 2013: 12-6-2
  • 2012: 13-7
  • 2011: 16-4
  • 2010: 14-8
  • 2009: 15-7
  • 2008: 17-5

All Time Record

Regular Season: 139-74-9

Ryan McLaughlin

  • 2018: 13-5
  • 2017: 5-12-1
  • 2016: 7-13
  • 2015: 10-9-1
  • 2014: 13-7
  • 2013: 7-10-3
  • 2012: 8-12
  • 2011: 14-6
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 9-13
  • 2008: 13-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 114-103-5

Greg Heroy

  • 2018: 7-9-2
  • 2017: 6-6-6
  • 2016: 11-7-2
  • 2015: 11-6-3
  • 2014: 7-13
  • 2013: 16-4
  • 2012: 10-10
  • 2011: 7-13
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 16-6
  • 2008: 4-18

All Time Record

Regular Season: 110-99-13

Ryan “Rojo” Johnson

  • 2018: 8-7-3
  • 2017: 8-9-1
  • 2016: 11-8-1
  • 2015: 6-14
  • 2014: 6-14
  • 2013: 10-10
  • 2012: 13-7
  • 2011: 14-6
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 14-8
  • 2008: 11-11

All Time Record

Regular Season: 116-101-5

Mike Odom

  • 2018: 7-10-1
  • 2017: 10-6-2
  • 2016: 12-6-2
  • 2015: 11-7-2

All Time Record

Regular Season: 40-29-7

Sean McLaughlin

  • 2018: 8-10
  • 2017: 11-3-4
  • 2016: 12-7-1
  • 2015: 8-12

All Time Record

Regular Season: 39-32-5

Brian Smith

  • 2018: 12-6
  • 2017: 10-6-2
  • 2016: 12-8
  • 2015: 9-8-3
  • 2014: 10-10
  • 2013: 10-10

All Time Record

Regular Season: 63-43-5

Sean Dochney

  • 2018: 8-9-1
  • 2017: 8-7

All Time Record

Regular Season: 16-16-1

Shane McCann

  • 2018: 2-16
  • 2017: 3-14-1

All Time Record

Regular Season: 5-30-1

Defunct Franchises

Cliff Bajor

  • 2016: 4-16
  • 2015: 7-9-4
  • 2014: 10-10
  • 2013: 6-10-4
  • 2012: 6-14
  • 2011: 8-12
  • 2010: 5-17
  • 2009: 6-16
  • 2008: 10-12

All Time Record

Regular Season: 62-116-8

Odom & McLaughlin

  • 2014: 14-6
  • 2013: 16-3-1
  • 2012: 11-9
  • 2011: 9-11

All Time Record

Regular Season: 50-29-1

Robert Connor

  • 2017: 1-1-1
  • 2016: 7-11-2
  • 2015: 6-11-3
  • 2014: 11-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 25-32-6

Lenny T

  • 2014: 5-15
  • 2013: 1-17-2
  • 2012: 8-12
  • 2011: 7-13
  • 2010: 10-12
  • 2009: 9-13
  • 2008: 6-16

All Time Record

Regular Season: 46-98-2

Peter Mitchell

  • 2013: 5-15
  • 2012: 9-11
  • 2011: 3-17
  • 2010: 9-13
  • 2009: 13-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 39-65

Butch

  • 2012: 7-13
  • 2011: 5-15
  • 2010: 9-13
  • 2009: 5-17

All Time Record

Regular Season: 26-58

Figs

  • 2008: 14-8

Some Guy

  • 2010: 7-15
  • 2009: 12-10
  • 2008: 7-15

All Time Record

Regular Season: 26-40

Backyard Owners Standings History

2018 “Road To The BCS”: Round 2 Review/BRIEF BCS Preview

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MUCH like this monkey, I am mostly depleted with these motherfucking reviews. FORTUNATELY the commish has done a fantastic job with the BCS Media Guide and Media Day and such so I don’t feel too strong of a need to get all crazy with the BCS Previews and such. I shouldn’t feel too strong a need to do any of this shit, but that is between me and the therapist I don’t have but perhaps need. FOR NOW let us review the failures of two teams contrasted with the non-failures (for now) of the other two teams…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz STAY HOT At Precisely The Time You Want To Be Hot, Take Down Second Seeded Garden State Warriors (AKA ….. …….)  –  10-2-2

 

MVP:  Gregory Polanco  –  Just a real balanced effort from the BackdoorSliderz in Round 2, and when that happens you end up in a weird limbo and before you know it Gregory Polanco is your MVP due to a ROUND TWO JROLL. Which I respect. Props to G-Po.  9/23, 5 Rs, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 1 SB, .483 OBP           

LVP: JT Realmuto    In this round we highlight the failures of the losers (and in the LVP section we always do that so seems redundant to even point it out), and despite your two steals from the C position you were a bit of a failure JT. Just a bit.  1/18, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SBs, .217 OBP      

 

BackdoorSliderz Hitter Of Note:  Probably need to highlight Ronald Acuna Jr. who CONTINUES to hit the ball very very well, although he fell off Rhyshistoric pace from last season’s X*Rayz title run by which all other rookie playoff performances shall still be measured SEE BELOW after the stats (8/28, 2 Rs, 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 1 SB, .394 OBP):

Acuna Jr. Rounds 1-2:  .475ish OBP, 18 Rs, 3 2Bs, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 4 SBs

Hoskins Round 2:  10/26, 7 Rs, 1 2B, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, .448 OBP

Hoskins Rounds 1-2:  .4560-.465ish OBP, 14 Rs, 1 2B, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs            

BackdoorSliderz Pitcher Of Note:  Anddd now back to the present day, where Jameson Tailon displayed a ball of steel in his fine Round 2 performance in a tricky road matchup with the Brew Crew (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1.50 ERA).

 

Warriors (……..) Hitter Of Note:  ELSEWHERE in disappointing hitter news, the Warriors would have needed a far stronger week outta Francisco Lindor if they wanted to cool down the Sliderz (6/32, 4 Rs, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, .217 OBP).

Warriors (……….) Pitcher Of Note:  ELSEWHERE in disappointing Indians players performances, Carlos Carrasco boned things up (on the road @ Fenway in his defense) when he was needed most (3.2 IP, 5 ER, 6 Ks, 12.27 ERA).

 

ASSORTED MUSINGS/ANALYSIS:  WHAT CAN YA SAY, the Backyard Playoffs are all about getting hot at the right time and the BackdoorSliderz be h-o-t. Acuna Jr. didn’t QUITE maintain his insane pace from Round 1 but he has remained uhhh productive as one might say, and the BackdoorSliderz followed a Round 1 SHUTOUT with a Round 2 balanced performance that saw them pitching to a sub 2 ERA and 99 Ks and all that good stuff. The Warriors, on the other hand, founded on their pitching but dealing with injuries all season long, pitched to an ERA ’round 4. Throw in a few uninspired hitting performances on the Warriors side and you have a 5-1-1 advantage on each side of the coin for Lacey, leading to their overall 10-2-2 victory. GREAT overall numbers on the pitching side for the BackdoorSliderz (99 Ks, 8 QS, 7 Ws, 7 Saves) and a solid .3666 OBP, MEDIOCRE numbers across the goddamn board for the Warriors (I guess you can argue 2 3Bs and 6 SBs are okay). WHAT CAN YA SAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Astoria Isotopes FINALLY Win A Playoff Matchup In The Live Ball Era, Deny River City Bad Dudes A Fourth Straight BCS Appearance  –  6-5-3

 

MVP:  Charlie Blackmon  –  FINALLY some signs of life from a one Charlie Blackmon, who contributed an R2 JROLL of his own. So yanno thematically it kinda made the most sense to give him MVP here as well, particularly with triples ending up as important as they ended up (Naztee having the only one in the matchup).  8/22, 5 Rs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 SBs, .391 OBP     **MVP OF ROUND TWO**     

LVP:  Miguel Sano    The man who MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE tried to force himself upon a photographer in a mall (#BelieveWomen #MeToo) sucked in Round 2, which MAY OR MAY NOT be karmic comeuppance for his misdeeds. Although in all likelihood neither are related in any way, small sample size/life is meaningless chaos/Sano has sucked in plenty of weeks. Way to hit a dinger though ya dingus.  2/22, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, .125 OBP

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  Khris Davis UNDERRATED MLB SLUGGER that he is with a quiet 3 HRs because everything he does is quieted by a racist MLB that’s the narrative I am going with here (6/29, 3 Rs, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, .281 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  Howz about Zach Wheeler dominating the Bad Dudes and their casual Mets fan ownership, there’s some sorta storyline to run with there I just know it but instead lets look at Cole Hamels and a critical CG (9 IP, 1 ER, 7 Ks, 1 QS, 1 CG, 1 W, 1.00 ERA).

 

Bad Dudes Hitter Of Note:  Not AJ Pollock‘s best work imho (3/19, 2 Rs, 1 2B, 4 RBIs, .182 OBP).

Bad Dudes Pitcher Of Note:  Samesies for a Nathan Eovaldi that was given TWO STARTS for the Bad Dudes, and failed in both (9.1 IP, 9 ER, 7 Ks, 8.68 ERA).

 

ASSORTED MUSINGS/ANALYSIS:  SO CLOSE YET SO FAR, for the Bad Dudes in their quest for a fourth straight BCS appearance (and yanno to maybe win one again for a change). FINALLY, for the Astoria Isotopes franchise that seemingly hadn’t won a playoff game since Rent hit theaters which is also Isotopes ownership’s favorite movie FUN FACT there. And it all came down to those goddamned quirky “specialty” categories of ours so to speak, the ones that often work behind the scenes to swing a matchup. Here they were front and center:  A single triple and a somewhat improbable Cole Hamels CG ultimately gave the ‘Topes the 6-5-3 victory, the Bad Dudes getting the same (or more probably getting two triples) would have flipped the matchup in the other direction. The Isotopes barely make due on the hitting cats going 2-4-1 but make up for it with superior pitching (4-1-2) due to superior looking #s (100 Ks, 9 QS). The Bad Dudes eek out 8 Wins on a mere 4 QS and probably would have felt pretty good about their bullpen numbers typically (5 Saves 4 Holds) but NOT TO BE as the ‘Topes matched them pen for pen, peen for peen. Clearly I don’t have much to say here, tough break for the Bad Dudes and lets pretend I ended it on “peen for peen.” Here I’ll end it on peen for peen.riples Bad Dudes +1, HRs MooniniteZ +1, RBIs TIED, Strikeouts Bad Dudes +1, QS Bad Dudes +1, Wins Bad Dudes +1, Holds Bad Dudes +1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PREVIEW

 

AND SO IT IS FINALLY UPON US, after months of annoying trade offers and transactions and complaining about trade offers and transactions and number of DL spots and whether or not people need to adhere to agreed upon start limits in the long weeks and so on and so forth man I am already burnt out on the fantasy front BUT FIRST…..we have a Backyard Championship Series to play out y’all.   ALL OF THAT STUFF WAS FROM LAST YEAR BUT STILL APPLIES. This year’s BCS features a first ever #1 v. #5 matchup, a 1 seed has never lost in the BCS yada yada for more of this type info please refer to Odom’s excellent Media Guide somewhere below here. For now I’ll do my quick preview thing and get the fuck outta here.

 

 

 

 

#1 ASTORIA ISOTOPES                        VS.  #5 LACEY TOWNSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                BACKDOORSLIDERZ

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s do it corer by corner once again, IN THE HIGHER SEEDED CORNER we have the Astoria Isotopes. Riding high after finally performing at a level worthy of all the bullshit braggery about “regular season win totals” (a note for the millionth time, championships are all that matter), Isotopes ownership looks to take home their second championship overall and first since fucking forever. This team drafted behind other top teams for much of the season before winning their final two regular season matchups AGAINST THOSE SAME OTHER TOP TEAMS, and with that impressive feat they scored an impressive top seed. They’ve since followed that up with an impressive win over a Bad Dudes team that has been REALLY GOOD at making the BCS, but they didn’t this year so here the ‘Topes are. They’re lead by Nolan Arenado and KHRIS DAVIS on the hitting side and trying to accomplish all of this with Aaron Judge all set to miss the entire BCS postseason like the LOW ENERGY superstar that he is. On the pitching side the Isotopes are piecing things the fuck together, lead by an absolutely rejuvenated Cole Hamels and Zack Wheeler duet. Both would make for a better story if anyone actually wanted to root for the Astoria franchise, I s’pose.

In the other corner we have the #5 Seeded Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz, looking to cap off their  FIRST FULL SEASON (second overall) with a BCS title. Which would be positively Sean/Odom-esque if not for the fact that we won it in our “taking over for shitty previous ownership” inaugural debut so never mind nothing like that at all. Lacey Township probably needed a convergence of all sorts of factors to even MAKE the Backyard Bracket (because both of the back 2 seeds kinda did this season) but once they’ve gotten here they’ve made the most of it, absolutely wiping the floor with Rojo’s Renegade Force en route to a Round 1 shutout and following that up with an impressive win over a very-good (if also very injury prone) 2 seed. Now Lacey finds themselves in their first ever BCS, lead by YOUTH on the hitting side (Acuna Jr., Soto, Bellinger, Albis, Bregman) and also lead by a slightly older man named Matt Carpenter whom is their best player (Freddie Freeman is also good).  On the pitching side it’s a really solid stable featuring more youth (Buehler, Tailon, Kopech all a fuckin’ sudden) and really really good/really really established aces (Verlander, deGrom, Greinke). As the asshole tasked with doing a lot of the reviews and the Power Rankings and all that shit I will say that the BackdoorSliderz were sort of the most across-the-board dangerous franchise in 2018, did everything pretty well on both sides of the (base)ball. They also made some super smart trades to pick off Verlander and Greinke in separate deals, and to pick off all of my team’s youthful talent both at the beginning of the season and at the deadline. I will also say that all-season consistency MEANS LITTLE in a 7-day sample. The BackdoorSliderz are playing well currently but the fact of the matter is they are going to need to continue to do so to take down the top seed.

These two teams met twice in the regular season, as all teams are wont to do, and LO AND BEHOLD the BackdoorSliderz took down the top seed twice. First with an 8-5-1 victory in Week 1 and then an even more emphatic 11-1-2 throttling in Week 10, Lacey is the only team to have swept Astoria in 2018 and that should provide a certain level of confidence heading into this BCS Battle. That being said, beating a team as good as the ‘Topes three times in a season is hard, I would imagine. And that being said that is what will need to happen here if His Dochness is to grab himself his first champeenship. And that being said I have no idea whom people should root for here, I am particularly torn as I have CRAFTED both of these franchises in somewhat significant ways.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:  ROY CANDIDATE PRODUCTION. For the BackdoorSliderz they will likely go as far as their two phenomenal NL ROY candidates can take them (Ronald Acuna Jr. / Juan Soto) but do not sleep on the Isotopes AL ROY candidate, Miguel Andujar. A big week outta him just might propel the Isotopes O to grab a few necessary hitting cats in a tough matchup with a tough 5 seed. History is on the side of the 1 seed, history is also bullshit. SO TUNE IN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 “Road To The BCS”: Round 2 Review/BRIEF BCS Preview

2018 BCS Media Guide

To view the Lacey BackdoorSliderz BCS Media Monday portion, click here.

To view the Astoria Isotopes BCS Media Monday portion, click here.

Astoria Isotopes

Established: 2008

Owner: Mikey T

#1 Seed

13-4-1 Regular Season Record

Isotopes Batting Leaders*

*as of Monday, 8/27/18

Runs

  1. Blackmon, 94
  2. Arenado, 83
  3. Segura, 79
  4. K. Davis, 74
  5. Judge, 70

Doubles

  1. Olson, 28
  2. Segura, 28
  3. Arenado, 27
  4. Moustakas, 27
  5. K. Davis, 24

Triples

  1. Blackmon, 6
  2. Y. Sanchez, 4
  3. Profar, 4
  4. Dickerson, 3
  5. Arenado, 2
  6. Segura, 2

Home Runs

  1. K. Davis, 39
  2. Arenado, 31
  3. Judge, 26
  4. Blackmon, 23
  5. Moustakas, 22

Runs Batted In

  1. K. Davis, 103
  2. Arenado, 90
  3. Moustakas, 74
  4. Judge, 61
  5. Segura, 57

Steals

  1. Segura, 18
  2. M. Smith, 9
  3. Blackmon, 8
  4. Y. Sanchez, 6
  5. Judge, 6

On Base Percentage

  1. Judge, .398
  2. Arenado, .394
  3. Posey, .359
  4. Profar, .347
  5. Segura, .344
  • Isotopes 2018 Hitters (players that appeared in 50+ games)
  • Isotopes 2018 Pitchers (Top 5 most IPs for SP, top 3 most IPs for RP)

    Isotopes Pitching Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Wins

    1. Sale, 12
    2. Keuchel, 10
    3. Hamels, 9
    4. Quintana, 7
    5. G. Gonzalez, 6

    Quality Starts

    1. Keuchel, 17
    2. Sale, 17
    3. Hamels, 12
    4. Quintana, 7
    5. 3 ties with 6

    Complete Games

    1. Hamels, 1
    2. Keuchel, 1

    Strikeouts

    1. Sale, 219
    2. Hamels, 144
    3. Keuchel, 125
    4. G. Gonzalez, 90
    5. Quintana, 84

    Holds

    1. Betances, 10
    2. Ottavino, 9
    3. Robertson, 7
    4. Jeffress, 4
    5. Romo, 4

    Saves

    1. Romo, 12
    2. Rondon, 10
    3. Strop, 6
    4. Greene, 6
    5. Parker, 5
    6. Strickland, 5

    ERA

    1. Sale, 1.97
    2. Freeland, 2.43
    3. Keuchel, 3.54
    4. G. Gonzalez, 3.76
    5. Hamels, 3.82

    How they got here

    • Defeated River City Bad Dudes 6-5-3 in Semifinals

    BCS Starters*

    *As of midnight eastern time, Monday, 8/26

    Lacey BackdoorSliderz

    Established: 2017

    Owner: Sean Dochney

    #5 Seed

    8-9-1 Regular Season Record

    BackdoorSliderz Batting Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Runs

    1. Bregman, 86
    2. Albies, 85
    3. Carpenter, 84
    4. Freeman, 80
    5. Polanco, 67

    Doubles

    1. Bregman, 40
    2. Freeman, 35
    3. Carpenter, 34
    4. Albies, 32
    5. Polanco, 28

    Triples

    1. Polanco, 6
    2. T. Hernandez, 5
    3. Albies, 3
    4. Freeman, 3
    5. 4 tied with 2

    Home Runs

    1. Carpenter, 33
    2. Shaw, 26
    3. Bregman, 24
    4. Acuna Jr., 21
    5. Albies, 21

    Steals

    1. Altuve, 14
    2. Albies, 12
    3. Acuna Jr., 11
    4. Bregman, 10
    5. Polanco, 9

    On Base Percentage

    1. Soto, .409
    2. Freeman, .397
    3. Turner, .396
    4. Altuve, .393
    5. Carpenter, .387
    6. Bregman, .387

    BackdoorSliderz 2018 Hitters (players that appeared in +50 games)

    BackdoorSliderz 2018 Pitchers (Top 5 most IP for SP, top 3 most IP for RP)

    BackdoorSliderz Pitching Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Wins

    1. Taillon, 10
    2. deGrom, 8
    3. Grienke, 8
    4. Stripling, 7
    5. Buehler, 6

    Quality Starts

    1. deGrom, 22
    2. Taillon, 15
    3. Grienke, 11
    4. Buehler, 8
    5. Stripling, 8

    Complete Games

    1. Taillon, 2
    2. deGrom, 1

    Strikeouts

    1. deGrom, 214
    2. Taillon, 139
    3. Ray, 111
    4. Buehler, 102
    5. Grienke, 88

    Holds

    1. Bradley, 29
    2. Hirano, 10
    3. Venters, 3
    4. Osuna, 2
    5. 8 tied with 1

    Saves

    1. Norris, 19
    2. Knebel, 15
    3. Barraclough, 8
    4. Neris, 6
    5. Bradley, 3

    ERA

    1. deGrom, 1.71
    2. Grienke, 2.41
    3. Buehler, 2.51
    4. Stripling, 2.87
    5. Taillon, 3.49

    How they got here

      Defeated Renegade Force 14-0-0 in Wildcard
      Defeated Warriors 10-2-2 in Semifinals

    BCS Starters*

    *As of midnight eastern time, Monday, 8/26

    BCS Quick Facts

    • This is the first #1 vs #5 matchup in BCS history.
    • The Isotopes are the 5th #1 seed to reach the BCS Finals. Previous teams have gone 4-0.
    • The BackdoorSliderz are the 4th #5 seed to reach the BCS Finals. Previous teams have gone 1-2.
    • This marks the 5th straight time a Wildcard team has made the BCS Finals, and 9th out of 11th time total.
    • BackdoorSliderz owner Sean Dochney is looking to join Sean McLaughlin & Mike Odom as the only expansion-era owners to win the BCS Title.
    • With a loss, Isotopes owner Mikey T will become sole owner of the record for most Backyard playoff losses
    • This is the 9th time in 11 instances that an owner named Mike has made the BCS Finals.
    2018 BCS Media Guide

    2019 Spring & All Star Draft Order

    Spring Draft (consists of 1 round)

    1. Morning Wood
    2. X*Rayz
    3. OGTFC
    4. X*Rayz via Bears
    5. Bad Dudes
    6. Renegade Force
    7. Banana Slugs
    8. Warriors
    9. Isotopes
    10. BackdoorSliderz

    Trades:

    • X*Rayz acquired Bears 1 (4) in Castellanos deal

    All Star Break Draft (consists of 3 rounds)

    1. Morning Wood
    2. X*Rayz
    3. OGTFC
    4. X*Rayz via Bears
    5. Bad Dudes
    6. Renegade Force
    7. Banana Slugs
    8. Warriors
    9. Isotopes
    10. BackdoorSliderz

    Trades:

    • X*Rayz receive Bad Dudes 3rd round pick for SP Jon Lester
    • X*Rayz receive Bears 1 (4) in Castellanos deal
    • Bears receive X*Rayz 3 (1) in Castellanos deal
    2019 Spring & All Star Draft Order

    Backyard Playoff History

    The BCS Finals History

    • BCS I: #1 Lobman over #6 Cliff in 2008
    • BCS II: #2 Mikey T over #5 N2P in 2009
    • BCS III: #1 Ryan over #2 Heroy in 2010
    • BCS IV: #5 Sean & Odom over #3 Ryan in 2011
    • BCS V: #4 Sean & Odom over #6 Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • BCS VI: #1 Sean & Odom over #2 Heroy in 2013
    • BCS VII: #2 Ryan over #5 Connor in 2014
    • BCS VIII: #1 Lobman over #6 Brian in 2015
    • BCS IX: #4 Heroy over #6 Lobman in 2016
    • BCS X: #3 Odom over #4 Lobman in 2017
    • BCS XI: #5 Dochney over #1 Mikey T

    Seed History

    • #1 Seed: 4-1
    • #2 Seed: 2-2
    • #3 Seed: 1-1
    • #4 Seed: 2-1
    • #5 Seed: 2-2
    • #6 Seed: 0-4

    Backyard Franchise Playoff Records

    • Most games played: Mike Lobman, 22
    • Most wins: Mike Lobman, 13
    • Most losses: Mikey T, 9
    • Most BCS Title wins: Odom & Sean, 3
    • Most consecutive BCS Title wins: Sean & Odom, 3
    • Most consecutive BCS losses: Mike Lobman, 2
    • Most BCS Title Appearances: Mike Lobman/Mike Odom*, 4
    • Most consecutive playoff seasons: Mike Lobman, 11
    • Most consecutive BCS Appearances: Sean & Odom/Mike Lobman, 3
    • Most consecutive playoff wins: Sean & Odom, 8
    • Most consecutive playoff losses: Rojo, 6
    • Longest playoff win drought: Rojo, 8 years (2010)
    • Most #1 Seeds: Mike Lobman, 4
    • Most Bye’s: Mikey T, 5
    • Most consecutive Bye’s: Heroy (twice), Mikey T (twice), Lobman, Sean & Odom, Sean, 2
    • Most consecutive #1 Seeds: Mike Lobman/Odom & Sean, 2

    The Originals

    Mike Lobman (13-9)

    Finals Appearances (2-2)

    • Defeated Cliff in 2008
    • Defeated Brian in 2015
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Odom in 2017

    Semifinals Appearances (4-7)

    • Defeated Ryan in 2008
    • Defeated by T in 2009
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2010
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2011
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2013
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2014
    • Defeated Ryan in 2015
    • Defeated Odom in 2016
    • Defeated Sean in 2017
    • Defeated by Mikey T in 2018

    Wildcard Appearances (7-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2009
    • Defeated T in 2010
    • Defeated Rojo in 2013
    • Defeated Cliff in 2014
    • Defeated Brian in 2016
    • Defeated T in 2017
    • Defeated Brian in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 2-0 vs Cliff
    • 3-0 vs Brian
    • 0-1 vs Heroy
    • 1-1 vs Odom
    • 2-2 vs Ryan
    • 0-3 vs Odom & Sean
    • 2-0 vs Rojo
    • 2-2 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Sean

    Seeding History

    • #1 in 2008
    • #6 in 2009
    • #5 in 2010
    • #1 in 2011
    • #1 in 2012
    • #4 in 2013
    • #3 in 2014
    • #1 in 2015
    • #6 in 2016
    • #4 in 2017
    • #6 in 2018

    Mikey T (4-9)

    Finals Appearances (1-1)

    • Defeated N2P in 2009
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Semifinals Appearances (2-4)

    • Defeated by Cliff in 2008
    • Defeated Lobman in 2009
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated by Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2013
    • Defeated Lobman in 2018

    Wildcard Appearances (1-4)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2010
    • Defeated Brian in 2013
    • Defeated by Connor in 2014
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2015
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2017

    Record by Opponent

    • 2-2 vs Lobman
    • 0-2 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs N2P
    • 0-1 vs Cliff
    • 0-1 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 0-1 vs Heroy
    • 1-0 vs Brian
    • 0-1 vs Connor
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #2 in 2008
    • #2 in 2009
    • #4 in 2010
    • #2 in 2011
    • #2 in 2012
    • #3 in 2013
    • #4 in 2014
    • #4 in 2015
    • #6 in 2017
    • #1 in 2018

    Ryan McLaughlin (8-4)

    Finals History (2-1)

    • Defeated Heroy in 2010
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2011
    • Defeated Connor in 2014

    Semifinals History (3-3)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2008
    • Defeated Lobman in 2010
    • Defeated T in 2011
    • Defeated Lobman in 2014
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2015
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Wildcard History (3-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2008
    • Defeated Cliff in 2011
    • Defeated T in 2015

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Heroy
    • 0-1 vs Odom & Sean
    • 1-0 vs Connor
    • 2-2 vs Lobman
    • 2-0 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 1-0 vs Cliff
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #4 in 2008
    • #1 in 2010
    • #3 in 2011
    • #2 in 2014
    • #5 in 2015
    • #2 in 2018

    Ryan “Rojo” Johnson (1-8)

    Semifinals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Heroy in 2010

    Wildcard History (1-7)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2008
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2009
    • Defeated Lenny in 2010
    • Defeated by Sean & Odom in 2011
    • Defeated by Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2013
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-2 vs Heroy
    • 0-1 vs Ryan
    • 0-2 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Lenny
    • 0-1 vs Sean & Odom
    • 0-1 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2008
    • #3 in 2009
    • #3 in 2010
    • #4 in 2011
    • #3 in 2012
    • #5 in 2013
    • #5 in 2016
    • #4 in 2018

    Greg Heroy (5-5)

    Final Appearances (1-2)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2010
    • Defeated by Sean & Odom in 2013
    • Defeated Lobman in 2016

    Semifinals Appearances (3-2)

    • Defeated by N2P in 2009
    • Defeated Rojo in 2010
    • Defeated T in 2013
    • Defeated by Brian in 2015
    • Defeated Sean in 2016

    Wildcard Appearances (1-1)

    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012
    • Defeated Rojo in 2016

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-1 vs Ryan
    • 0-2 vs Sean & Odom
    • 1-0 vs Lobman
    • 2-0 vs Rojo
    • 1-0 vs T
    • 0-1 vs Brian
    • 1-0 vs Sean

    Seeding History

    • #1 in 2009
    • #2 in 2010
    • #5 in 2012
    • #2 in 2013
    • #2 in 2015
    • #4 in 2016

    The Expansion Era

    Sean McLaughlin & Mike Odom (8-1)

    Finals History (3-0)

    • Defeated Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated Greg in 2013

    Semifinals History (3-1)

    • Defeated Lobman in 2011
    • Defeated Lobman in 2012
    • Defeated Lobman in 2013
    • Defeated by Connor in 2014

    Wildcard History (2-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2011
    • Defeated Heroy in 2012

    Record by Opponents

    • 1-0 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 2-0 vs Greg
    • 3-0 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Connor

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2011
    • #4 in 2012
    • #1 in 2013
    • #1 in 2014

    Sean McLaughlin (0-2)

    Semifinals History (0-2)

    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2017

    Seeding History

    • #2 in 2016
    • #1 in 2017

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-1 vs Lobman
    • 0-1 vs Heroy

    Mike Odom (3-2)

    Finals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Lobman in 2017

    Semifinals History (1-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2016
    • Defeated Brian in 2017

    Wildcard History (1-1)

    • Defeated by Brian in 2015
    • Defeated Dochney in 2017

    Records by Opponent

    • 1-1 vs Lobman
    • 1-1 vs Brian
    • 1-0 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #3 in 2015
    • #1 in 2016
    • #3 in 2017

    Brian Smith (2-5)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2015

    Semifinals History (1-1)

    • Defeated Heroy in 2015
    • Defeated by Odom in 2017

    Wildcard History (1-3)

    • Defeated by T in 2013
    • Defeated Odom in 2015
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2016
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-3 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Heroy
    • 1-1 vs Odom
    • 0-1 vs T

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2013
    • #6 in 2015
    • #3 in 2016
    • #2 in 2017
    • #3 in 2018

    Sean Dochney (3-1)

    Finals Record (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2018
  • Semifinals Record (1-0)
    • Defeated Ryan in 2018

    Wildcard Record (1-1)

    • Defeated by Odom in 2017
    • Defeated Rojo in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Odom
    • 1-0 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs Mikey T

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2017
    • #5 in 2018

    Shane McCann (0-0)

    No Playoff Appearances

    Defunct Franchises

    Cliff Bajor (2-3)

    Finals Appearances (0-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2008

    Semifinals Appearances (1-0)

    • Defeated T in 2008

    Wildcard Appearances (1-2)

    • Defeated Figs in 2008
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2014

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-2 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Figs
    • 0-1 vs Ryan

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2008
    • #6 in 2011
    • #6 in 2014

    Robert Connor (2-1)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2014

    Semifinals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Odom & Sean in 2014

    Wildcard History (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2014

    Record by Opponents

    • 1-0 vs Odom & Sean
    • 1-0 vs Mikey T
    • 0-1 vs Ryan

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2014

    Peter Mitchell (2-2)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012

    Semifinals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2012

    Wildcard History (1-1)

    • Defeated by N2P in 2009
    • Defeated Rojo in 2012

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Mikey T
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Odom & Sean

    Seeding History

    • #4 in 2009
    • #6 in 2012

    Lenny T (0-1)

    Wildcard Appearances

    • Defeated by Rojo in 2010

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2010

    Michael “Figs” Belfiglio (0-1)

    Wildcard Appearances

    • Defeated by Cliff in 2008

    Seeding History

    • #3 in 2008
    Backyard Playoff History