Really wish Kemp would hurry up and come off the DL. I am still winning without him, however.
I finally have a solid rotation around Lohse, Vogelsong, Kershaw, J. Parker and J. Weaver. Nice.
Just need a CP/LR or two and maybe a SS upgrade. lol
Anyone interested in Michael Morse? Willing to do a package deal with him and Hardy for a SS.
1) The Quack Attack quacked their way to the top of the hill last week, launching 12 home runs!
2) This is a big week for streaks: Dubs Wubs Wubs has tied the longest consecutive losing streak and 9, while the Quackers are looking to to improve on their 4-game winning streak to become the fourth team to hit 5 straight.
3) Last week of this round of divisional play. Two weeks of inter-divisional coming up. Week 14 in particular looks good as all each team is facing a team they could very well play in the postseason.
4) The Broc Stars continue to lose, but took the Napolis to the brink last week. Still trying to nab that 2nd win.
5) Playoff teams went 5-0-1 last week, with Sully being the tie.
6) Rehmix, Punk, and Rome are all pushing for their 10th win of the season this week.
7) There is a 2.5 game gap between playoff position and consolation position.
Roma Legionaries 5
Jumping Jmen 4
Napoli Ever After 6 Broc Stars 5
AirBourne Flyers 7
Rob's Rhinos 2
Punk's Ice Cream Bars 9
R(ob)'s Rabid Rats 2
Quack Attack 8
Dubs Wubs Wubs 1
Zero's Nightmares 5
Bold is Divisional Leader, Italic is Playoff Position
Roma Legionaries 9-3 (7-2) vs Dubs Wubs Wubs 3-9 (2-7)
They've already tied the longest losing streak, but the Wubs will be fighting to avoid being the sole owner of the record. Standing in their way is the same team that started this losing streak, the division leading Roma Legionaries. Week 4, these two teams met at 3-0 each, but Roma snuck away with the win and the two teams went on completely different paths. The Legion is looking to be one of, if not the only, team to reach 10 wins this week. The rest of the league is wishing for Roma to lose, specially the Airbourne Flyers who are looking up at 1 game back.
Napoli Ever After 9-2-1 (6-2-1) vs Zero's Nightmares 4-7-1 (3-5-1)
Napoli Ever After is sitting at #2 in the division by tie-breaker rules, but he is definitely the leader in everyone's hearts. He's looking to hit 10 wins this week while staving off a divisional uprising. Zero is coming off a tie against 3rd place Sully, which is great for him, but he's going to need to repeat the feat to have a chance to tie Napoli this week. Like the first game, most people will be rooting for the underdog this week to try and shrink the gap between Playoffs and Consolation.
Airbourne Flyers 8-4 (6-3) vs Quack Attack 7-5 (7-2)
1 game back vs 2 games back, this match-up is a battle of the 2nd place of the Raw Division. Both teams need a win to keep up or gain ground on Roma, although the Flyers have more of a margin for a loss if the Legion loses. Quack Attack, maybe more importantly, are fighting to continue their winning streak and tie the league record at 5-straight. The Flyers could be looking to knock-off the Quackers to try and keep them out of the 5-game streak club that the Flyers themselves belong to. This looks like one of the better games this week.
Punks Ice Cream Bars 9-2-1 (6-2-1) vs Sully 8-3-1 (6-2-1)
The Smackdown Top-3 battle of the week, this is an intriguing battle due to its possible outcomes. A Sully win here puts him in 2nd at worst, but a loss by Napoli as well would put Sully at the top of the 3-team log jam and into a bye-week spot. Punk however will be trying to hold onto his #1 spot and push Sully even farther back down the standings. However, Punk could be looking ahead a week as a rumble with the Raw leading Legion is coming up! However, this commentator is definitely rooting for Sully and the 3-team clusterfuck at the top.
Jumping Jmen 3-8-1 (1-7-1) vs Rob's Rhinos 3-8-1 (3-5-1)
Tied in the standings (although Rob currently holds the tie breaker), these two teams are 3.5 games out of the playoffs and a staggering 5.5 games out of first. While both teams will be looking for help in sneaking into the playoffs, they both have some control over how much help they'll need. The Jmen are looking to improve on their dismal, worst in Raw divisional record while the Rhinos are looking to improve too. This is one of the two games between consolation teams and the loser could be looking at falling all the way to the bottom of the division should Dubs win this week.
The Broc Stars 1-11 (1-8) vs R(ob)'s Rabid Rats 5-7 (3-6)
A full 4 games separated in the standings, this, on paper, should be a blowout even if it is between two consolation teams. The Rats are sitting at #7 overall and need a win if they want to a better chance at making the playoffs. The Stars, however, are virtually eliminated. With 10 games left, they're 10 games UNDER .500. And while being .500 might be enough to make the playoffs at the end of the season, winning 10 straight might be impossible as no team has made it past 5. However, Broc can still be a deciding factor in the playoff seeds if they can pull off some upsets and a win against the Rats would give them the confidence and momentuum to do it.