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Nate Robertson - R - Tigers

Tigers released LHP David Robertson.

The 36-year-old had been pitching at Triple-A Toledo where he compiled a 3.43 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 12/13 K/BB ratio over 21 innings of work. He'll look for another organization willing to take a chance on him, but it could be the end of the line for Robertson.

Nate Robertson? Does he go by Nate now?

Funny thing is, it's the other way around. The database name was correct, it was the description that was wrong. So it's actually more like : "Does he go by David now?"

He goes by Nasty Nate now

Man. What the hell. How does that happen?

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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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Wei-Yin Chen improved to 5-2, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles defeated the Royals 2-1 on Thursday.

Chen was excellent, holding the Royals to seven hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Danny Valencia brought a run in with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Orioles' lead to 2-1, but that would be it for scoring on the night. Chen, whose ERA is a respectable 3.69, will face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in his next outing.

Rotoworld sure has a low criteria for excellent. ;)

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Wei-Yin Chen improved to 5-2, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles defeated the Royals 2-1 on Thursday.

Chen was excellent, holding the Royals to seven hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Danny Valencia brought a run in with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Orioles' lead to 2-1, but that would be it for scoring on the night. Chen, whose ERA is a respectable 3.69, will face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in his next outing.

Rotoworld sure has a low criteria for excellent. ;)

Actually the singular form of "criteria" is "criterion."

;)

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CBS must hire their blurb writers from the same pool Rotoworld does..

Andrew Heaney likely moving to Triple-A

by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

(11:40 am ET) Marlins outfielder Andrew Heaney will likely be promoted to Triple-A soon, according to the Miami Herald.

The club currently lists its Thursday starter as "to be announced." That mystery pitcher will likely be Heaney. The organization has reportedly considered a promotion for Heaney for a while, so the move makes sense. If he performs well at Triple-A, there's a chance Heaney sees time in the majors this year.

at least they didn't stick with the outfielder theme throughout it's entirety, although that would have been awesome.

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This one isn't wrong but I found it funny

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson had another big game on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque.

He also scored four runs, struck out and stole his 13th base of the season. Pederson continues to put up gaudy numbers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, as the 21-year-old is now batting .361/.465/.663 with 14 home runs, eight doubles, 41 runs scored and a 52/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 43 games. He's currently riding a six-game hitting streak in which he's posted a 1.097 OPS with eight runs scored and three home runs.

They highlight his OPS on his current 6-game hitting streak, even though its brought down his season's OPS!

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CBS strikes again: "Rafael Furcal resumes basketball activities"

He switched sports apparently.

Good for him, especially since he hasn't been doing too well at that baseball thing recently

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Ronald Belisario earned his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura had been noncommittal in naming an interim closer after the injury to Matt Lindstrom, and at least for one day the job belonged to Belisario. It wasn't a great showing for the 31-year-old, as he allowed a run on two hits before escaping with the save. Still, the run was his first allowed in his last 17 1/3 innings of work, and if Ventura has shown anything it's that he cares only about the end result. There's no guarantee Belisario gets the next save chance, but he's as good a bet as any in the White Sox bullpen at this point.

He gave up a run, albeit it was unearned, around 12 innings before this game.

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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 in between. May 24 - 1:47 AM

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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 in between. May 24 - 1:47 AM

Three true outcomes for pitchers now?! What will Rotoworld come up with next? :-)
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NBC Sports announced it will present an all-access look into the intense preparation, 200+ MPH competition and extreme logistics surrounding Kurt Busch’s upcoming attempt to win IndyCar’s famed Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

The 30-minute special, featuring in-depth interviews, on-track footage, team communications and a seat right next to Busch throughout his races against drivers from two elite series, pulsating travel conditions and the limits of his own endurance, will debut on Sunday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. A 60-minute "director’s cut" of KURT BUSCH: 36 will air the following day, Monday, June 9, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.-NBC Sports Group

Maybe this day was eventually coming but now Rotoworld is posting ads in the headlines. Blurbertisments?

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Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

No home runs for Encarnacion on this night, a rare statement to make these days. The first baseman still provided some offense, however, driving in a pair of runs with a first-inning single off of Chris Archer. Encarnacion is slashing .263/.339/.579 and is tied with Miguel Cabrera for the second-most RBI in the American League with 14, and has the second-most home runs in baseball with 16.

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Chase Headley went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts against the White Sox on Saturday.

Headley has yet to find his groove since coming off the disabled list, hitting just .212 (14-for-66) over 19 games. The 30-year-old has just four home runs on the season and hasn't gone deep since May 13. The frustration continues for fantasy owners.

May 31 - 5:30 PM

Lol Headley doesn't have fantasy owners

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David Robertson had a meltdown in a save situation Sunday, surrendering five runs while recording just two outs in a loss to the Twins.

Robertson entered the game try to protect a one-run lead and promptly served up a game-tying homer to Josh Hamilton to lead off the inning. That was just the beginning, as the Twins added four more tallies on two hits and three walks. Robertson's ERA went from 2.08 all the way up to 4.50 after the ugly afternoon.

Glad to see the thumb is better. Even if it took a trade to heal it.

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David Robertson had a meltdown in a save situation Sunday, surrendering five runs while recording just two outs in a loss to the Twins.

Robertson entered the game try to protect a one-run lead and promptly served up a game-tying homer to Josh Hamilton to lead off the inning. That was just the beginning, as the Twins added four more tallies on two hits and three walks. Robertson's ERA went from 2.08 all the way up to 4.50 after the ugly afternoon.

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?

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Jon Lester tossed seven innings of shutout ball as the Red Sox topped the Rays 4-0 on Sunday.

It was a truly dominant outing from Lester, who struck out 12 batters while surrendering just four hits and a walk. He now boasts a 3.15 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 80 innings this season, and is sporting by far the highest strikeout rate of his career. The Red Sox, who have now won seven straight games, probably wish they had already locked up the right-hander long term. He'll face the Tigers in Detroit next.

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Daniel Bard (thoracic outlet surgery) has been assigned to Low-A Hickory.

Bard has been rehabbing from January thoracic outlet surgery and is finally ready to test things out in real games. The Rangers have been encouraged with how he's looked in extended spring training. "His velocity has been 94-97 mph, and in his last outing in Arizona he showed improved consistency with his command," pitching coordinator Danny Clark said. "We're excited to see him under the lights. We should no more after he gets 2-3 outings under his belt."

Basically a mistake people learn about in 2nd grade...

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Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.

Butler will make his major league debut on Friday at home versus the Rockies. Ranked by Baseball America before the season as the No. 24 prospect in the game, Butler boasts a 2.05 ERA and 238/84 K/BB ratio over 286 professional innings. He struck out only 40 over 68 2/3 Double-A frames this season but has put up a 2.49 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. The righty is worth a shot in all fantasy formats.

* Props to Doctor L with the find.

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Johnny Cueto struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a 5-0 shutout of the Reds on Saturday.

Advice: Cueto was removed before getting a shot at his third shutout of the season, but it was a stellar effort from him after a couple of shaky outings his last two times out. He's now 5-4 with a 1.681 ERA. We're writing it out as 1.681 because he's the slightest of margins behind Jeff Samardzija's 1.680 mark for the major league lead.

(Rotoworld.com)

So good he shuts out his own team!

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Jose Abreu had a two-run homer and a double Monday as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-5.

The homer was Abreu's 18th, leaving him two behind Edwin Encarnacion for the major league lead. Of course, he'd probably still be on top himself if not for his DL stint. He's 7-for-29 with three homers in seven games since returning.

EE isn't leading the league, Cruz has 21 EE has 20.

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Jose Abreu had a two-run homer and a double Monday as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-5.

The homer was Abreu's 18th, leaving him two behind Edwin Encarnacion for the major league lead. Of course, he'd probably still be on top himself if not for his DL stint. He's 7-for-29 with three homers in seven games since returning.

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)

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Jose Abreu had a two-run homer and a double Monday as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-5.

The homer was Abreu's 18th, leaving him two behind Edwin Encarnacion for the major league lead. Of course, he'd probably still be on top himself if not for his DL stint. He's 7-for-29 with three homers in seven games since returning.

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)

Massive drought? Are they being sarcastic here?

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Jose Abreu had a two-run homer and a double Monday as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-5.

The homer was Abreu's 18th, leaving him two behind Edwin Encarnacion for the major league lead. Of course, he'd probably still be on top himself if not for his DL stint. He's 7-for-29 with three homers in seven games since returning.

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)

Massive drought? Are they being sarcastic here?

I think so.

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Rafael Soriano allowed one run but escaped to earn his 13th victory in Tuesday's win against the Giants on Tuesday.

Soriano inherited a 2-0 lead and coughed up a leadoff Brandon Crawford triple to deep right center. Brandon Hicks' ground out to shortstop scored Crawford, but Soriano dispatched of the next two batters to escape the frame. The veteran has given up runs in each of his last two appearances, but he still sports a fine 1.44 ERA.

Had no idea Soriano is chasing a 30 win season with 13 Ws already

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