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  1. obviously. _____________________ Adrian Beltre - 3B - Rangers Adrian Beltre (thumb) remains unable to swing a bat. Beltre had the stitches removed from his left thumb earlier this week and is able to catch and throw, but gripping a bat is still an issue. "I’ve tried every day," Beltre said. "It’s not as close as I want it. I’m not happy, but what can I do, get a disposable thumb?" The Rangers had been hoping Beltre would be nearing a return at this point, but obviously he's not close. Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Jun 19 - 11:17 AM
  2. no sense stopping there.. impressive. i'm really fond of the use of the word "incite" here. like the 30 people who stuck around fenway for the ninth inning of a meaningless monday night game between two bad teams with the red sox losing 5-1 would one day be telling their grandkids about it. "it all started when a young man named mookie betts stepped up to the plate with only one thing in mind: incite a comeback..." it also works because it implies that the blurb writer actually asked betts what he was trying to accomplish with his single, and his response was "incite a comeback."
  3. yes, three more run to be exact. New Player Note Thu, Jun 18 Todd Frazier had a solo homer in the fourth and a grand slam in the 13th as the Reds beat the Tigers 8-4 on Wednesday. Advice: Frazier also homered twice on Tuesday, and he now has 22 homers on the season, leaving him just seven shy of his total from his fine 2014 season. Before the slam, each of his last eight and 16 of his 21 homers on the season had been solo shots. Of course, all he really needed was the one run with that last one, but the slam was surely more run. It was the second of his career. (Rotoworld.com)
  4. New Player Note Thu, May 28 Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the White Sox. Advice: Jones did hit a single against Chris Sale, but otherwise, he was held quiet. He hasn't had many of these kinds of games this season. For the year, Jones is hitting .313/.353/.472 with six homers, 25 RBI and 21 runs scored. His bat is one of the most consistent in the majors. (Rotoworld.com) -------------------------------------------------------- another very accurate and well-researched piece of journalism from rotoworld. they can give pulitzers to blurb writers, right?
  5. Alex Wood permitted just one run and struck out six over seven frames in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. He scattered seven hits and declined to issue a free pass. The stellar showing was good to see after Wood was scratched from his last start on Friday because of a stomach virus. He showed no ill effects here, keeping at bay a dangerous Dodgers lineup in Los Angeles. Wood has a decent 3.50 ERA, but it comes with a terrible 1.50 WHIP and only 38 strikeouts over 54 innings. May 28 - 1:16 AM an hour before opening pitch: jimmy rollins: "hi. my teammates and i wanted to know if you'll pleas
  6. i'm surprised nobody's talking more about donaldson's batting average so far. i know it's early and there'll be some regression, but even if he hits .200 for the rest of the year he'll still end up with an average in the mid-.2000s. not bad for a second round pick! New Player Note Fri, Apr 17 Josh Donaldson blasted his first two home runs as a member of the Blue Jays in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday. Advice: Both of Donaldson's bombs came courtesy of Braves starter Julio Teheran, a two-run job in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth. In all, the Jays launched five
  7. don't fret, mat latos owners: Mat Latos couldn't escape the first inning in his Marlins debut Tuesday, allowing seven runs over 2/3 of an inning in a loss to the Braves. Advice: It certainly wasn't what Latos or the Marlins envisioned for the right-hander, whom they acquired from the Reds over the offseason. Latos allowed six hits and walked two, failing to strike out a batter before exiting. Latos is a solid bet to improve on his 94.50 ERA and 12.00 WHIP going forward, and he'll have another shot at the Braves when the two sides meet Monday in Atlanta. (Rotoworld.com)
  8. The Orioles could skip Ubaldo Jimenez's next turn in the rotation or move him to the bullpen. Advice: The O's toyed with the idea of bringing Jimenez back as a reliever when he return from the DL before ultimately deciding against it. However, the option is on the table again after the righty allowed six runs over just 4 1/3 frames against the Indians Saturday. For what it's worth, manager Buck Showalter isn't tipping his hand as to Jimenez's future role. "I'm kind of decided but I'm not going to [say]," Showalter said. "We'll see. we'll see how the next few days ago. His work day is the day
  9. whatever the salary is for rotoworld blurb analysts it's simply not enough. Wed, Jun 11 Justin Verlander yielded seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox. Advice: It's ridiculous that he was allowed to give up seven runs. Verlander allowed just one run through five -- giving up a homer to Jose Abreu on a 92-mph fastball in the second -- but he gave up five singles and two walks before finally being pulled in the sixth. He retired just one batter in the inning, getting Dayan Viciedo to ground into a double play with the bases loaded. Two of the singles and both walks
  10. it was a joke; they wrote it twice in the first sentence.
  11. Had no idea Soriano is chasing a 30 win season with 13 Ws already does anybody know what day of the week this happened?
  12. EE isn't leading the league, Cruz has 21 EE has 20. at least they're consistent with their incompetence: New Player Note Tue, Jun 10 Edwin Encarnacion hit his MLB-high 20th homer and reached base three times in the Blue Jays' 5-4 defeat of the Twins on Monday. Advice: Kevin Pillar singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Encarnacion's homer came in the first and was a three-run shot off Ricky Nolasco. He later singled and walked. Encarnacion entered the night in a massive drought that had seen him go five entire games without homering.(Rotoworld.com)
  13. Glad to see the thumb is better. Even if it took a trade to heal it. at this point they're just messing with us, right?
  14. thanks for the expert analysis, rotoworld blurb: Edwin Jackson was pummeled for eight runs in four innings by the Padres in Petco on Friday. This is why it's pretty much impossible to count on Jackson. He was coming off his third straight quality start, a gem in which he fanned 11 Brewers over seven scoreless innings, and then he unleashes this in the most favorable matchup a starting pitcher can have. The two homers he gave up tonight matched his total from his previous nine starts combined. Next up for Jackson is the Giants. He'll almost certainly be really good, really awful or somewhere
  15. New Player Note Wed, May 14 Evan Gattis tagged a fourth inning RBI triple to deep center field off Ryan Vogelsong in Tuesday's 5-0 win. Advice: He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. El Oso Blanco also homered on Monday. Is it too soon to hope he's broken out of the mini slump that mired his earlier May play? Gattis is outperforming his career numbers in all three slash categories so far, batting .259/.292/.528 with eight homers. (Rotoworld.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- what makes gattis' homerun on Monday even
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