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Game of Thrones Update; Rotonasia with a New King from the North?


It was one month ago yesterday that we last checked in on the state of the Fantasy Kingdom known as "Rotonasia"

At that time, The Evil Empire was coming on strong with a new challenger; Darth Cano. At the time he was looking like the kingdom's greatest warrior. He could hit for contact and power and he was surrounded by other strong players. But things are fickel in this game and they can switch at any given moment. Hence, why I myself found it difficult to vote for anyone other than King Pujolsian.

That may be different this time. This time there may be a man, dare I say a God, who could take the throne and the kingdom away and bring it north to outside of the land of all the other realms. Out of all the challengers who have stepped up in Game of Thrones this year, it is hard to believe we are just now mentioning his name and yet when it is mentioned, it almost seems so simple. It's almost as if it were his destiny.

Game On!

King Albert Pujolsian of Middle West

Will this be the last time that King Pujolsian sits on his throne?! Could his reign really be coming to an end? We all know that his career and his reign have been legendary. Perhaps the crown lies to heavy on the head of a man who is about to be without a certain realm after the season.

This is indeed the lowest point in the King's career. Far be it from me to call him "done" but is he weak? Absolutely. Where has his power gone? If ever there was a time for a challenger to strike, this is it.

For the Month: 30 games, 115 ABs, .278/.359/.374, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 12 R, 5 2B, 2 SB

Rest after the jump...

Challenger, Darth Cano from The Evil Empire

Last time on Game of Thrones, Cano's line read like this: .320/.340/.639, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 18 R, 7 2B. Playing in the heart of a fierce and powerful lineup, the possibilities were endless (though he could stand to walk the earth a little more.)

The reason that the throne doesn't change hands so easily is because a challengers powers can change so quickly.

Cano hasn't done as much since that time. He went 9-for-46 (.196) with 2 XBH over his next 13 contests. He has done better since that time, but still not as powerful as he looked after the first month of the year.

For the Month: 29 games, 111 ABs, .252/.311/.405, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 13 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3 SB

Challenger, Tulo the Great of the Western Mountains

Before Cano seemed to be the set to capture the throne, there was Tulo the Great just 2 weeks prior looking like the future of Rotonasia. Another example of how things can change so quickly.

12 contests into the season, Tulo had blasted 7 HR, drove in 14, and was hitting .364. Since that time, the Gods of Rotonasia haven't been so kind.

So where does Tulo stand now? Two months into the season, he is still a fierce warrior from a position of so much scarcity. But does he still stand up to the challenge with the rest of the top competitors in the game?

For the Month: 29 Games, 113 ABs, .212/.276/.372, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 11 R, 4 2B, 1 SB

Challenger, Brauny from the Land of Lager (aka Hebrew Hammer)

Offense is down all across the lands of Rotonasia. Can any warrior survive? Brauny was another great challenger in the last episode of Game of Thrones: Fantasy Baseball. He had great power, great contact, a good supporting cast of characters.

However, Brauny fell victim to a power outage like the rest of the competitors. Why Gods of Rotonasia? WHY?!! On the bright side, he exchanged some of his mythical power spells for speed spells, and is off and running unlike ever before. That could give him a slight edge over the other challengers so far.

For the Month: 30 Games, 108 ABs, .250/.352/.417, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 16 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 10 SB.

New Challenger, Jose the Barbarian of Canadia

And then there was one. One man to stand above them all. Call it a Cindarella story if you like. Call it David becoming Goliath. Not all tales have a hard and fast explanation as to why they become mythical, sometimes the journey is more mysterious than we could ever imagine. Did magic potions give Jose the Barbarian these Giant-like powers? There is no way at this time for us to know, and no good reason for us to question it.

Jose the Barbarian is here and with his reign of dominance consistently stretching back to September of 2009, why should we sit here and believe that it will end? There's only so much left to ponder as to the past, only so much for us to speculate as to his future. Instead, let us just enjoy the present.

For the Season: .360/.502/.773, 20 HR, 40 RBI, 45 R, 9 2B, 5 SB

For the Month: 24 Games, 90 AB, .356/.473/.767, 11 HR, 25 RBI, 20 R, 4 2B, 1 SB