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Pouliot's rankings are consistently awful. Just read into the list and you can see there's about 50 guys way off. Or better yet, save your time and don't read his rankings at all :) 

 

I honestly hope that he pays Rotoworld to post his content and it's not the other way around. 

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Nice to see Brandon Phillips back in the league 

 

Kenley Jansen recorded three outs for his 28th save of the season Friday against the Brewers.

He struck out two batters in the frame. Dylan Floro began the ninth inning with the Dodgers up by four runs, but he gave up a leadoff single to Manny Pina and walked Brandon Phillips before being pulled. Jansen took over from there and retired the first two batters before giving up a two-run triple to Christian Yelich. However, he struck out Jesus Aguilar swinging to end the threat and the ballgame.
 

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I know RW writers love misplacing hyphens, but this is ridiculous:

 

Zach Britton - R -  Orioles

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are among the teams interested in Orioles closer Zach Britton.

The list is growing by the minute, with the Diamondbacks also reportedly involved. Rosenthal writes that the Rays are "casting a wide net" for upgrades leading into the trade deadline, as they are also considering Rays right-hander Chris Archer. It's worth noting that the Brewers were heavily-involved in talks for Manny Machado prior to him being traded to the Dodgers, so they should already have a pretty good idea of Baltimore's preference in regard to their prospects. There's a lot of competition for Britton's services, as the Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, and Yankees have all been mentioned as possible fits.
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hyphens? haha.. i thought you caught where it said "the rays are casting a wide net"  ...  the wrong team.. it's the Brewers.

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Re: every single blurb covering the Andriese trade...

 

Just start all over again.  Pure awfulness throughout in each and every blurb.

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Seung Hwan Oh - R - Rockies

Rockies acquired RHP Seung Hwan Oh from the Rockies for 1B Chad Spanberger, OF Forrest Wall, and a player to be named later.

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07.26... Sandy Alcantara (arm) will make a second rehab start for High-A Jupiter on Saturday.
Spin: Alcantara got roughed up in his first rehab outing, allowing four runs in a two-inning appearance Monday night. The plan is for him to throw about 75 pitches on Saturday. If that goes well, Alcantara could be ready to join the Marlins' rotation late next week. The 22-year-old has posted a 4.03 ERA across 15 major league starts this year.

 

Ummm...Alcantara has only made 1 Major League start in his career. 

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Wade Davis tossed a perfect ninth inning to notch the save Tuesday in St. Louis.

It was as easy as saves get, as Davis was protecting a three-run lead and needed just six pitches -- throwing them all for strikes -- to dispose of the Cardinals. Davis has bounced back nicely from a blowup outing a week ago versus the Rockies, as he's allowed just one baserunner and no runs over his last four appearances.
 
I know he torpedoed his teams chances, but Davis plays FOR The Rockies...
 
Jul 31 - 11:39 PM

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Every pitcher wants to face the Mets...even their own pitchers.

Mets activated RHP Noah Syndergaard from the 10-day disabled list.

Syndergaard essentially missed just one turn in the starting rotation while recuperating from hand, foot, and mouth disease. He is back in action Wednesday afternoon against the Mets. The 25-year-old right-hander holds a 2.89 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings this season.
 
 
 
 
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Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday to repair an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right elbow.

Cueto was attempting to pitch through the UCLA injury, but his 6.86 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in his four stars showed that didn't go well. Because this is coming so late in the season, he'll not only miss the rest of 2018, but there's a good chance he won't be able to pitch again until 2020. He's signed through 2021, with a club option for the 2022 season.
 
UCLA surgery? 

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Wednesday's Braves- Marlins game has been postponed due to rain.

It poured throughout the day in Miami, and the game was always a long shot to be played on Wednesday. 

 

For one thing, it was in Atlanta, and for another, if it was in Miami it would have made NO difference because of the roof!

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Ummm, no. 

 

Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt confirmed Thursday that Austin Gomber will take Carlos Martinez's place in the starting rotation.

Martinez landed back on the disabled list Tuesday with a right shoulder strain and will likely be out for at least a couple of weeks, possibly the remainder of August. Gomber carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his first major league start last week against the Reds and holds a 3.22 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts over his first 22 1/3 big league frames. The 24-year-old left-hander is worth a try in most mixed fantasy formats. He's lined up to work Saturday's game in Pittsburgh.

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You think the Mariners would at least let Cruz finish out the game.  

 

  • New Player Note Wed, Aug 1

    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a homer on Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off of Dallas Keuchel, and it brought the Mariners to within 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Cruz now has four homers over the last seven innings, and he's driven in 64 runs over 92 games. Expect the 38-year-old to continue to mash as the summer ends, as it's what he's done throughout his career.

    (Rotoworld.com)

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Rougned Odor reached base six times -- walking five times and hitting a two-run home run -- as the Rangers pummeled the Orioles 17-8 on Thursday.
Odor finished with three RBI and three runs scored, and even despite the huge numbers put up by he and his teammates, arguably the most noteworthy statistic were his five walks. As noted on Twitter by Fangraph's Jeff Sullivan, Odor had walked five times total in the entire month prior to Thursday's game. With the good game, Odor is now batting .267/.348/.451 with 11 homers, 34 RBI, 47 runs scored and nine steals overall. He'll need a few more games like Thursday's to avoid another disappointing result to a season. Aug 3 - 12:49 AM
 
thats pretty good he walked 5 times the entire month prior to thursdays game considering yesterday  was only the 2nd day of the month and the rangers didnt play on the 1st. so he basically walked 5 times on his off day. must have walked to the bathroom or refrigerator 5 times on wednesday
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Extrapolate these numbers and Haniger's on pace for 108 HR and 414 RBI.  Not bad a for a late-round flier.

 

 Fri, Aug 3

Mitch Haniger went 2-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Advice: Haniger remains embroiled in a lengthy homer-less streak, with his last long ball coming back on July 10. He's played very well for much of the season, but his numbers have begun to settle as the season has progressed. For the campaign as a whole, Haniger is hitting .263/.359/.458 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI in 106 at-bats.

(Rotoworld.com)

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On 8/1/2018 at 6:06 PM, canaan_ko said:

Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday to repair an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right elbow.

Cueto was attempting to pitch through the UCLA injury, but his 6.86 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in his four stars showed that didn't go well. Because this is coming so late in the season, he'll not only miss the rest of 2018, but there's a good chance he won't be able to pitch again until 2020. He's signed through 2021, with a club option for the 2022 season.
 
UCLA surgery? 

Four stars? Was he pitching at the Hilton?

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Francisco Cervelli went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI against the Giants on Friday.

Already having overtaken his career high in homer, tonight he achieved a new personal best for RBI; he's up to 47 in 72 games, topping his total of 43 in 130 games in 2014. He has 11 homers after never hitting more than seven previously. It's been quite a run for the former steroids user.
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Anthony Rizzo bopped his 18th homer Wednesday in the Cubs’ victory over the Brewers.

Rizzo took Junior Guerra deep with a two-run shot in the first inning. He also drove in a run with an RBI single in the fourth and drew an intentional walk in the eighth. The 29-year-old has swung a hot bat since the All-Star break, hitting a robust .326 with six round-trippers and 14 RBI over 95 second-half at-bats.
 

 

He also stole two bases, but why would they mention that? Stat guy didn't scroll all the way down the box score i guess.

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Giants vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean said in an interview on KNBR 680 AM in San Francisco on Thursday that Buster Posey's right hip surgery is "imminent" and the recovery time is "six-plus months."

"He did get a second opinion in New York and I would say at this point in time the surgery is really imminent, we’re trying to schedule that as we speak," Sabean said. The executive added that the operation Posey will require is "a very common surgery, more so maybe in football. Recovery time is what it is, it’s six-plus months, and if you hit the mark well enough you should be able to perform in spring training and hopefully start the season on time." Posey will turn 32 next March and has a ton of mileage on his body, so him getting enough work in next spring training and starting the 2019 season on time certainly wouldn't appear to be a slam dunk. The former MVO has hit a disappointing .284/.357/.382 with just five home runs this season.
 
What is a MVO?

 

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2 hours ago, posty said:

 

 

 

“Most Valuable Out-for-the-Season-Guy”

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Carlos Martinez slammed the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning on Saturday, retiring all three hitters that he faced in order to preserve a one-run advantage.

 

Martinez needed just five pitches to dispatch of Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Harrison Bader in this one, extending the Cardinals' season for at least a couple of hours. Martinez has now converted each of his first five save chances and boasts a 1.47 ERA in 18 2/3 innings since shifting to the bullpen.

 

When did the cubs trade for Molina, Gyorko, and Bader?? 

Who does Rotoworld hire to write these!?

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4 hours ago, Csiebert5 said:

Carlos Martinez slammed the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning on Saturday, retiring all three hitters that he faced in order to preserve a one-run advantage.

 

Martinez needed just five pitches to dispatch of Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Harrison Bader in this one, extending the Cardinals' season for at least a couple of hours. Martinez has now converted each of his first five save chances and boasts a 1.47 ERA in 18 2/3 innings since shifting to the bullpen.

 

When did the cubs trade for Molina, Gyorko, and Bader?? 

Who does Rotoworld hire to write these!?

 

I saw that one. Might have been the most hilarious Rotoworld blurb mistake of the year. Must have been awkward in the Cards' clubhouse after the game!

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Not a mistake per se, but the tone of the blurb had me go huh?  The first sentence says "another strong" outing, and later it says he's distancing himself from Brasier (who I think is hurt) so I was like yay Barnes. Then I look at the rest of the blurb and I am like what?

 

Matt Barnes delivered another strong Grapefruit League outing on Thursday, striking out all three hitters that he faced against the Rays.

Advice: Barnes seems to be distancing himself from Ryan Brasier in the battle to begin the season as the team's closer. With rumblings that Craig Kimbrel is in talks to sign with the Brewers, it looks like the Red Sox really aren't going to make any last minute additions to the bullpen, making Barnes an extremely intriguing fantasy commodity. He has been a mixed bag this spring, with a 7.20 ERA and 2.00 WHIP over five innings, but don't sleep on the value that would come from having this role.

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