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Back in the day there was a thread that posted many of the many misses in the Rotoworld/Sportsedge universe. Seems as good of a time to resurrect as any.  For example did you know Ronald Acuna an

I guess Turnbull is going to try and pitch to Gary with his left today... seriously how do you write for a fantasy site and not even know which hand a dude throws with. 

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9 minutes ago, y2jbones said:

Thanks for finding another error. Can’t be a re-call if there was no call. 

 

Let me make sure that I have this right.

The official site of MLB is now making the same mistake as the rotoword blurb guy? Is that what you're trying to convey? 

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That’s exactly what I’m saying. People and groups use wrong terms all the time. It doesn’t make it correct. Saying Re-call for a first time call is incorrect, both linguistically and logically. 

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Come on, at least look at the box score before you post a blatant mistake (he hit 5th)...

"With an improved supporting cast following the additions of Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes, Ramirez hit sixth in the order on Friday, the lowest he’s been in the order all season."

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Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) took about 40 swings off the tee from each side on Tuesday and also fielded grounders and did some light throwing.

It's another step in the right direction for Mondesi, who has been sidelined since July 17 due to a left shoulder subluxation. The 24-year-old switch-hitting speedster owns a .266/.294/.433 slash line with 48 runs scored, seven home runs, 52 RBI and a major league-leading 31 stolen bases in 82 games. He's on track to return to the Royals' lineup sometime in early-to-mid August.

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No he isn't.  Rotoworld blurb writer simply assumes this timeline even though there's zero credible information to be found.  This garbage is literally attached to Mondesi''s player profile in Yahoo leagues, and most fantasy GM's assume it's actual news.  The day before this made up trash was published, there was this:

 

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Santander Blurb 2 Weeks ago:

Sat, Jul 27

Anthony Santander went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored to power the Orioles to a 9- blowout win over the Angels on Friday.

Advice: Santander served as the Orioles main offensive catalyst, kicking off the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the opening frame and walloping a two-run single in the second. He also singled in the ninth to record his sixth three-hit effort of the season. The unheralded 24-year-old outfielder was a virtual unknown entering the 2019 campaign, but he’s evolved into a viable fantasy option in deeper mixed leagues. He owns a robust .301/.343/.506 triple-slash line with 26 runs scored, eight home runs, 29 RBI and one stolen base in 182 plate appearances. This doesn't feel like a mirage anymore.

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Santander Blurb Tonight:

Anthony Santander popped a two-run home run Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees.

His bomb off of Stephen Tarpley in the fifth inning cut the Yankees' lead to one run at the time, but that's as close as the Orioles would get. Santander also added a single. The 24-year-old has become the O's No. 3 hitter and is sporting a surprising .363 average with five dingers and 17 RBI over his last 19 contests. He's obviously worth using in fantasy leagues while he's hitting like this, but it's hard to buy that Santander keeps it up given his uninspiring production the last couple years.

Aug 7, 2019, 12:08 AM ET
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Doolittle whiffs a pair to collect 25th save

Sean Doolittle slammed the door on the Giants in the ninth inning on Tuesday, preserving a two-run lead to earn his 25th save of the season.

Advice: Doolittle worked around a one-out double by Kevin Pillar, striking out a pair of batters and requiring only 19 pitches (12 strikes) to ice the Nationals' victory. The 32-year-old southpaw has converted 25 of 29 save opportunities and owns a 2.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 57/11 K/BB ratio across 48 innings of work this season. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago

 

https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/stats?season=2019&category=PITCHING+II&group=1&sort=13&time=0&pos=0&qual=1&sortOrder=1&splitType=0

There are 75 qualified pitchers in the MLB. 75 of them throw under 19 pitches per inning. When will people get this? Average pitches per inning is about 16, has been for years. It's such a simple thing to remember.

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Gary Sanchez slugged two solo home runs in a 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Athletics on Saturday.

He victimized Homer Bailey in the second and fifth innings. The Yankee catcher now has 32 home runs in just 96 games played this year. He hasn't done a heck of a lot other than hit solo home runs though. He has a .235 batting average with 71 home runs and 55 runs scored in 407 plate appearances. He has not attempted any stolen bases. That performance is good enough to rank him as the number four overall catcher in 5x5 leagues this year according to Yahoo.

Aug 31, 2019, 5:49 PM ET
 
 
You'd think he'd be the #1 catcher after hitting that many homers.
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On 7/3/2019 at 12:05 PM, y2jbones said:

That’s exactly what I’m saying. People and groups use wrong terms all the time. It doesn’t make it correct. Saying Re-call for a first time call is incorrect, both linguistically and logically. 

Guys on the 40 man have to be Opted to the minors in ST. So, yes. They are being re-called. Baseball teams operate year round. Not just when regular season games are played. 

They call it trimming down the rosters to 25 in ST. Not "create the 25 man roster"

You can argue it's very mis-leading. You can't argue it's incorrect with baseball lingo/terminology, though.

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It's the first trip to the big leagues for the 26-year-old southpaw, who came to the Blue Jays as part of the deal that sent Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Kay owns a 2.96 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 135/56 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this sesaon. It's unclear if he'll work out of the Blue Jays' rotation, or if he'll be utilized out of the bullpen.

It's already been reported by several places, including the team's official site, that Anthony Kay is starting today.  This is just lazy as it would have taken 2 minutes to figure it out...

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Rockies signed SS Trevor Story to a two-year, $27.5 million contract.

The deal, which was agreed upon last week, buys out Story's final two seasons of arbitration eligibility, but does not extend his stay in Colorado -- he's still set to hit free agency following the 2021 season. The dynamic shortstop is coming off of a phenomenal 2019 season where he slashed .294/.363/.554 with 35 homers, 85 homers and 23 stolen bases.

 

Was this 35 HR in the first half, 85 in the second half?

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Aaron Boone told reporters that Deivi Garcia will likely start for the Marlins on Saturday.

The Yankees will start J.A. Happ against the Marlins on Friday, so Garcia's scheduled appearance against the fish will be pushed back a day. Clarke Schmidt will get the baseball for New York in the season finale on Sunday. 

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  • Spencer Kieboom struck out in both of his at-bats off the bench Thursday versus the Marlins.

    Kieboom is running out of time to avoid a return trip to the minors to begin the year. He was named the Nationals' starting third baseman at the beginning of the spring, but he's hit just .150/.227/.250 with 15 strikeouts in 40 at-bats.

    Mar 25, 2021, 9:36 PM ET
     
    Apparently Carter is so bad he has morphed into his retired brother now!
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  • Spencer Kieboom struck out in both of his at-bats off the bench Thursday versus the Marlins.

    Kieboom is running out of time to avoid a return trip to the minors to begin the year. He was named the Nationals' starting third baseman at the beginning of the spring, but he's hit just .150/.227/.250 with 15 strikeouts in 40 at-bats.

    Mar 25, 2021, 9:36 PM ET
     
    Apparently Carter is so bad he has morphed into his retired brother now!

It has been fixed...

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Braves selected the contract of INF Pablo Sandoval.

The Braves' decision to officially add Sandoval to the 40-man roster ensures that he will make the team's Opening Day roster as a reserve infielder. The 34-year-old journeyman put together a fantastic performance at the plate, hitting .375/.421/.469 with three extra-base hits in 15 Grapefruit League contests to secure a spot on the major-league squad. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll actually see, especially with Austin Riley firmly entrenched at the hot corner, but it's an extremely positive story that he's been able to keep his incredible career going.

Mar 27, 2021, 11:45 AM ET
 
Pablo done lost some serious weight by looking at this profile pic! And also has a great face moisturizer regiment, looks years younger.
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This is the Rotoworld blurb from last night. What's with ripping this guy every chance they get?  Do they mention Javier Baez beating his wife all the time? How about Miggy and his DUI? Or countless other players who do s---y things?

"Bauer was in complete control through the first six innings, striking out nine with the only baserunner reaching via walk, but the Rockies finally caught up to him in the seventh. Trevor Story led off the frame with a single and Charlie Blackmon took away the shutout with a two-run homer. Bauer then walked C.J. Cron before Ryan McMahon took him deep. Coors Field can do that sometimes. The 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out Garrett Hampson — his 10th strikeout of the night — before he was pulled at 96 pitches. It was a deflating end to his first start in a Dodgers uniform, but he still walked away with the victory. Personality aside, Bauer is a top-10 fantasy starter for a reason. He’ll be back on the mound next week with another road start against the Athletics."

 

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