SLPL '17 SANTA LECHUGA POWER LEAGUE
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Unacceptable

2017 Championship Series AL

Damnit, Houston! On the upside, Frazier and Judge hit dongs, which brought a bunch of SLPL owners up above zero again.

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Two More Go Sub-Zero

2017 Championship Series NL

That's two more teams who are sub-zero. Wow, this is one of the least exciting SLPL playoff seasons ever.

Sub-Zero

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"These Go Below Zero"


2017 Championship Series

In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we ponder negative numbers …

Check this out:

Negative Numbers

Thirteen — of 36! — SLPL teams are playing the playoffs in the black … everyone else has negative numbers.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, SLPL owners, you can't score positive points? What, are you running the bases backwards? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Acceptable

2017 Championship Series AL

Thanks, Houston.

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On to the Championship Series

2017 LDS

With the Indians out of it, so is my head for baseball. So …

Blah, blah, blah … Division Series complete … blah … Alec Puente leads to the Playoffs Standings … blah, blah …. Joe Kelley still leads the Overall Standings … blah … Championship Series to begin … SLPL point values go up again during this round of the playoffs… blah, blah, blah … good luck to those who still have a chance to win some monies.

After the LDS

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Talk About Unacceptable

2017 LDS

I recommend not talking to me about the Indians until someone eliminates the Yankees from the playoffs.

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Playoffs? What Playoffs?

2017 LDS

Rain chased the playoffs away. For a day.

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Unacceptable, Take 2

2017 LDS

Damnit, Indians. Allowing the Yankees to take you to a Game 5? This is not in any way acceptable. It's almost as bad as the Diamondbacks allowing the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS.

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Unacceptable

2017 LDS

Damnit, Indians. Losing to the Yankees is unacceptable.

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I Wonder If He Is Using the Same Wind We Are Using

2017 LDS

In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we consider the roster of our current Playoffs standings leader …

Check out the roster that Jack Tripp, owner of Sandyeggo Padres, is sporting this postseason:

Tripp

That's the roster that has Jack currently sitting in first place in the Playoffs. Yesterday alone he got dongs from Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, George Springer, and Ryan Zimmerman. He even squeezed six Ks out of Robbie Ray. We don't know if this roster is built for the long postseason haul — he'll loses three players if the Nationals go down to the Cubs in the NLDS — but Jack has a decent mix of remaining playoff teams still standing. The amazing thing is that Jack didn't pick up any of these guys at the last minute … he made his last trade in June, which means he's been sitting on these guys since then.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Jack Tripp, how'd you do that? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Kershaw + Kluber + Sale = -56 Points

2017 LDS

If this were a Sunday, this would be a Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! Check this out:

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Yeah, you see that? The three best pitcher in baseball are a combined minus-56 points in October. You explain things to me.

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Altuve!

2017 LDS

Anyone see Jose Altuve's three dingers yesterday against the Red Sox? Man, the dude really had his swing against Chris Sale, one of those whole-body swings where you just throw every muscle around the moving bat. I bet you wish you had him on your playoff roster … like the prescient Alec Puente, owner of Get with the Programmer, who has taken a nice little 38-point lead in the Playoffs.

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And, We're (Finally) Off!

mlb 2017 wild card

After an epic trip to see our nephew, Alternative Stats owner Marcus Rochellle, get married, we have now got things going for the playoffs. Which means, our spreadsheet is all up and running, rosters have been updated with trades, and playoff standings and stats have been populated with actual stats from the Wild Card games. Click here, or "Playoffs Standings" below each blog post, to see everything you need to see related to the playoffs.

By the way, stats for the postseason are recorded manually in this league, so do us a favor and let us know ASAP if we got something wrong. Is your roster not right? Let us know. Did we miss something in a game box score? Let us know.

Playoffs Spreadsheet

Also by the way, the final Regular Season standings and stats are still available. Just click on "Regular Season" below each blog post.

Good luck to one and all this postseason!

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Joe Kelly Crowned 2017 Regular Season Champ!

Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly was crowned the 2017 Santa Lechuga Power League Regular Season Champion after Sunday's action, which will grant him the right the scrape out $825 from The Pot. Not only did Joe win the Regular Season Championship, but he was also crowned the La División de Berros Champ and the Hitting Champ. Out of the 180+ days the season lasted, he was at the top of the standings for 108 days. Dude had a commanding season.

Anyway, mixed in to all of Joe's dominance are some additional champs who were crowned at the end of yesterday’s action, which marked the official end of the 2017 Regular Season:
  • La División Culantro - $175 - Valley Bombers (6), Jeff Burns
  • La División de Berros - $175 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
  • La División de Caña de Azúcar - $175 - Dongwhipped (26), Kevin Klinkhamer
  • La División de Jamaica - $175 - Scoots Bigelow (17), Scott Allen
  • La División de la Calabaza - $175 - I'm Maddon for Another One (23), Kathy Lamkin
  • La División de la Cebolla Verde - $175 - Valar Morghulis (30), Jeren Livernois
  • Hitting Champ - $200 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
  • Pitching Champ - $200 - The Mighty Trepidators (29), Ray Brennan
  • Regular Season Champ** - $825 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
Congratulations to Joe Kelly and to all our Regular Season champs!

(By the way, actual money winners will be announced at the end of the playoffs, when the Overall Champ is crowned.)

In Other News
Owners can no longer make any trades for the 2017 season.

More In Other News
The playoffs are about to begin.

More Other News Still
As of 10:30 am Pacific time, we have not processed the trades that were submitted to us. Processing these may prove to be an all-week process since we are traveling and going to weddings and all. We'll get everything sorted out before the playoffs are over, we promise.*

Still More In Other News
Y’all need to know how points are awarded during the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs. Here’s how:
  • Hitters earn 20 points for every home run hit
  • Hitters lose 2 points for every K
  • Pitchers earn 2 points for every K
  • Pitchers lose 10 points for every homer surrendered
Good luck to all y’alls during the playoffs!

*Promises not kept to be blamed on things outside our control, whether or not the things were actually in our control.
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Be One of the Cool Kids

In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we say so long to a dreadful Regular Season …

Or, rather, my Los Monos de Pepinos say good riddance to a dreadful, dreadful season, but a lot of folks in the league aren’t doing that. Like, for example, the following particular folks, who will be celebrating tonight, after the last pitch of the last game, because they will be crowned champs of the 2017 SLPL Regular Season (assuming no one overtakes them on today’s action):

SLPL RS Champs to Be

And then there's the folks who are still within shouting distance of the Overall Standings, the folks who will have made adept trades before the end of the trading deadline tonight to stock their rosters full of playoff players who will gain them playoff points and potentially waylay those adept trades into an Overall Championship. Is one of those folks you? Could be, right? So, get your trades in tonight, before the last pitch of the last game.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Los Monos de Pepinos, why couldn't you be one of the cool teams like that? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

BTW, if you’re making trades, please use this form.

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