Each week, your friends at Mastersball will post the results of the weekly LABR FAAB run, featuring the winning bid as well a the runner-up bids. There are three LABR leagues, a 12-team AL only, 12-team NL only and 15-team Mixed League. You can see the complete standings for each league by clicking on the appropriate heading, located just under each player photo.
Included with each league report will be commentary from a Mastersball staff member participating in that league. We invite you to ask questions and post comments at the bottom of the report.
All contingency bids for awarded players are included. Sometimes, this bid is tied to a player that the owner received, so at times the bid amount is larger than the winning bid. We are including it to provide as much information and context as possible with each report.
|Kyle Lobstein, DET||$6||Baseball HQ 6|
|Chris Young, NYY||$6||Baseball HQ 6||Colton & The Wolfman 1||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Cory Rasmus, LAA||$5||Mastersball 5|
|Brad Miller, SEA||$2||Baseball HQ 2||SiriusXM 1|
|Ryan Rua, TEX||$1||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Josh Fields, HOU||$1||SiriusXM 1||Baseball HQ 1|
|Andrew Romine, DET||$1||SiriusXM 1||Baseball HQ 1|
|Nathan Karns, TB||Mastersball 5||Baseball HQ 2|
|Tony Sipp, HOU||Baseball HQ 2||SiriusXM 1|
|Kelvin Herrera, KC||Baseball HQ 1||SiriusXM 1|
|Nick Punto, OAK||Baseball HQ 1|
|Alberto Jose Callaspo, OAK||SiriusXM 1|
|Alex Wilson, BOS||SiriusXM 1|
|Dominic Leone, SEA||SiriusXM 1|
|Fernando Salas, LAA||SiriusXM 1|
|Chris Denorfia, SEA||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Collin Cowgill, LAA||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|David Lough, BAL||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Endy Chavez, SEA||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Jimmy Paredes, BAL||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Kevin Pillar, TOR||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
Perry Van Hook's Commentary.
I bet my last five FAAB units on Cory Rasmus who is scheduled for two starts this week for the LA Angels of Anaheim. True if you look at the report there were no underbids but in the next to last week of the year I couldn’t guess that Dave Adler of Baseball HQ would spend all $14 of his remaining FAAB units on three different players or that Greg Ambrosius of NFBC.com and Keith Hernandez of KFFL.com would make no bids with their remaining $18 and $16 respectively.
Rasmus with two no-hitters won’t get me out of the AL cellar but he was the best pitching add I could make this week for my team.
Love it - Dave Adler is taking no chances. As Rob Leibowitz alluded to in the Tout Wars reports, some moves are more defensive. Dave doesn't need the players but he'd prefer that others don't have them either. And now they don't.
|Travis Snider, PIT||$21||USA TODAY Sports 21||Colton & The Wolfman 1||Baseball HQ 1|
|Maikel Franco, PHI||$9||Baseball HQ 9|
|Tyler Matzek, COL||$1||Sandlot Shrink 1|
|Rafael Soriano, WSH||$1||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Matt Szczur, CHC||$1||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Andrew Susac, SF||Baseball HQ 1|
|Brent Morel, PIT||Baseball HQ 1|
|Jeurys Familia, NYM||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Joaquin Arias, SF||Baseball HQ 1|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, NYM||Baseball HQ 1|
|Matt Clark, MIL||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Mike Olt, CHC||Baseball HQ 1|
|Randal Grichuk, STL||Baseball HQ 1|
Lawr Michaels' Commentary
Wow. With two weeks left, a sort of bidding war for Travis Snider, although all things considered, it was more of a slaughter.
LABR host Steve Gardner, of the USA Today, shot $21 into the Pirates flychaser, easily outdistancing two $1 attempts.
Doug Dennis won the rights to the Phils Maikel Franco, a move I note with mixed emotions, for I purchased the third sacker at draft time for $9, ultimately dropping him when the team announced they would not advance him this year. Doug spent the same $9, and I will never trust a front office again.
Finishing up, Sandlot Shrink's Bob Radomski dropped a buck on Tyler Matzek, while team Colton/Wolf of the Fantasy Alarm grabbed Matt Szczur and Rafael Soriano for a dollar each in a last ditch effort to catch Lenny Melnik.
Lawr, does that mean you trusted front offices previously? It could be worse. It could have been Brandon Marshall.
|Chris Young, NYY||$5||ESPN.com 5|
|Yusmeiro Petit, SF||$4||MLB.com 4||Mastersball 3|
|Jean Segura, MIL||$3||Rotowire-Colton 3|
|Brad Peacock, HOU||$1||Mastersball 1|
|Kyle Kendrick, PHI||$1||Mastersball 1|
|Jose Ramirez, CLE||$1||MLB.com 1|
|Jose Ramirez, CLE||MLB.com 2|
|Nathan Karns, TB||MLB.com 2|
|Alfredo Simon, CIN||Mastersball 1|
|David Freese, LAA||Rotowire-Colton 1|
Todd Zola's Commentary
Arghh. I wanted two starting pitchers and perhaps ended up with none. Instead of bidding my max for Petit I tried to sneak in both Petit and Peacock. Now it turns out Peacock will be scratched Monday and won't be a two-start guy I (and maybe not a one-start guy either). Oh well, a poetic exclamation point to a season I'd rather forget.