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Minor was a tough-luck loser Monday, holding the Nationals to two runs in six innings.

Spin:

Minor has had a trying year, but finally seems to be turning things on of late. The lefty has allowed no more than three runs in any of his last six starts. Minor will carry a 4.58 ERA into his start against the Texans this weekend.

:D

Man I hope he doesn't get a concussion on top of his crappy season...

I don't get the concussion comment. Wouldn't hernia be more appropriate with him carrying a hefty size era?

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Sam Fuld will start in left field and bat second in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has clearly prioritized defense in this one, though it's a little odd to see Fuld batting second. Coco Crisp will bat leadoff and play center field and will be followed by Fuld, Josh Donaldson 3B , Brandon Moss DH, Josh Reddick RF, Brett Lowrie SS, Stephen Vogt 1B, Geovany Soto C, and Eric Sogard 2B.
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From Rotoworld:

Michael Morse will serve as the designated hitter in Game 6 of the World Series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Morse was limited to pinch-hitting duties while the series was in San Francisco, but he's back now that the Giants have the luxury of the DH. Travis Ishikawa will start in left field. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Jake Peavy will pitch against Yordano Ventura as the Giants attempt to finish off their third World Series title in the past five seasons.
GO BLUE JAYS GO!
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twice now since last night I've noticed 2 mistakes in rotoworld.


Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that the Orioles, Rangers, and Padres continue to show interest in free agent outfielder Justin Upton.

However, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote Monday morning that the Braves have yet to hear a satisfactory offer. The Indians have also been mentioned as a possibility, but they are likely out after acquiring Brandon Moss. Upton is owed $14.5 million next season before hitting free agency.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mariners are still looking at free agent outfielder Matt Kemp.

The M's are believed to be the front runners to sign Melky Cabrera, but the Mariners are continuing to keep their options open. They have also expressed interest in acquiring Justin Upton from the Braves, though they would assuredly need to part with one of their prized young arms to make that deal work.

Upton and Kemp are both NOT free agents.

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Hughes gets 3-yr, $42M extension from Twins

Phil Hughes | MIN

(December 22, 2014 8:59 AM EST)

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with the Yankees.

The extension wipes out the final two years and $16 million on Hughes' original three-year, $24 million deal with the Twins. So it's essentially a five-year, $58 million pact, and it'll keep Hughes in Minnesota through the 2019 season. The 28-year-old right-hander revitalized his career in 2014, posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 186/16 K/BB ratio across 209 2/3 innings. He had a 5.19 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 2013, his final year with the Yankees.

Looks like Hughes will be pitching for both the Yankees and the twinkies at the same time. #stud

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how about them Nationals, trading a player to themselves.


Nationals acquired SS Yunel Escobar from the Nationals for RHP Tyler Clippard.

Escobar, 32, batted .258/.324/.340 this past season with the Rays. Early indications are that he'll be the everyday second baseman for the Nats. He'll also give the team flexibility if they choose to deal Ian Desmond at some point this winter.
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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a grand slam on Opening Day in a win against the Phillies on Monday.



Ramirez hit a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, his team's fourth solo shot of the afternoon. He put the game away in the top of the ninth when he hit a grand slam off of left-hander Jake Diekman. It's difficult to start a season any better than Ramirez did. The four-year, $88 million investment the Red Sox made in him over the winter is already paying dividends.


Really? 1 game out of 648 and this contract is paying dividends??

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a grand slam on Opening Day in a win against the Phillies on Monday.

Ramirez hit a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, his team's fourth solo shot of the afternoon. He put the game away in the top of the ninth when he hit a grand slam off of left-hander Jake Diekman. It's difficult to start a season any better than Ramirez did. The four-year, $88 million investment the Red Sox made in him over the winter is already paying dividends.
Really? 1 game out of 648 and this contract is paying dividends??

...yes? They're getting results on their investment. You can't say it was a great contract right now, but they're for sure getting results by having him.

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a grand slam on Opening Day in a win against the Phillies on Monday.

Ramirez hit a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, his team's fourth solo shot of the afternoon. He put the game away in the top of the ninth when he hit a grand slam off of left-hander Jake Diekman. It's difficult to start a season any better than Ramirez did. The four-year, $88 million investment the Red Sox made in him over the winter is already paying dividends.
Really? 1 game out of 648 and this contract is paying dividends??

...yes? They're getting results on their investment. You can't say it was a great contract right now, but they're for sure getting results by having him.

So if they finish 1-161 and he hits .109 did they still get results? Please stop. Go buy some futures stocks with a 2 year delivery date and then let me know how much day 1 means on investment.

Let's revisit this conversation in a month, 2 months, 5 months and we will see if the contract truly paid dividends(hey maybe it will who knows)

on another note...

Felix Hernandez fanned 10 while holding the Angels to one run and two hits in seven innings in the Mariners' 4-1 win Monday.

When Mike Trout homered just over Austin Jackson's outstetched glove in the first base, it looked like Hernandez's troubles might not have ended with the Cactus League season. Now, though, his owners can breathe easy. Really, there wasn't any reason for alarm in the first place. His stuff is fine, and he should remain outstanding.
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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a grand slam on Opening Day in a win against the Phillies on Monday.

Ramirez hit a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, his team's fourth solo shot of the afternoon. He put the game away in the top of the ninth when he hit a grand slam off of left-hander Jake Diekman. It's difficult to start a season any better than Ramirez did. The four-year, $88 million investment the Red Sox made in him over the winter is already paying dividends.
Really? 1 game out of 648 and this contract is paying dividends??

...yes? They're getting results on their investment. You can't say it was a great contract right now, but they're for sure getting results by having him.

So if they finish 1-161 and he hits .109 did they still get results? Please stop. Go buy some futures stocks with a 2 year delivery date and then let me know how much day 1 means on investment.

That's besides the point. The comment was that they are getting a return from their investment. Did they not get a return in the first game from him? I'm pretty sure 2-4, 2 hr's and 5 rbi's is getting something out of the signing. They've only played one game, so obviously they have gotten return from him....

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Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a grand slam on Opening Day in a win against the Phillies on Monday.

Ramirez hit a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the fifth inning, his team's fourth solo shot of the afternoon. He put the game away in the top of the ninth when he hit a grand slam off of left-hander Jake Diekman. It's difficult to start a season any better than Ramirez did. The four-year, $88 million investment the Red Sox made in him over the winter is already paying dividends.
Really? 1 game out of 648 and this contract is paying dividends??

...yes? They're getting results on their investment. You can't say it was a great contract right now, but they're for sure getting results by having him.

So if they finish 1-161 and he hits .109 did they still get results? Please stop. Go buy some futures stocks with a 2 year delivery date and then let me know how much day 1 means on investment.

Let's revisit this conversation in a month, 2 months, 5 months and we will see if the contract truly paid dividends(hey maybe it will who knows)

No need to act so high and mighty because I gave a different perspective and you think you're right. After today, the contract has paid dividends because he performed well and they won the game. If they go 1-161 and he plays terrible for the rest of the season, then sure it wasn't a great contract. But they've received dividends on the contract because it's benefited them at least once.

Plus, it makes a lot more sense logically to assume he'll go 2/4 with some power every single game than to assume he'll do nothing all season and the Sox will lose every other game, because in our sample he's done nothing but perform above expectations.

Not to mention the fact that a player "already paying dividends" on a contract is just a figure of speech saying that a player has done well shortly after being signed to said contract.

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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)

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Surprised this hasn't been posted yet:

Orioles reinstated 1B/OF/DH Chris Davis from the restricted list.

Davis missed Opening Day because he still had one game remaining on his 25-game amphetamine suspension from last year, but he'll be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays. The 29-year-old slugger is coming off a disappointing 2914 season, but he's a very strong bounceback candidate. Apr 7 - 3:32 PM
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Kyle Hendricks - S - Cubs
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Rockies on Sunday.
Hendricks surrendered eight hits, struck out three and walked one in the contest. The Rockies touched him up for four runs in a big second inning, the big blow coming in the form of a three-run double off the bat of D.J. LaMahieu. Hendricks ate up innings for the Phillies over the last two seasons, with 182 pitched in 2013 and 199 in 2014, but he also pitched to a 4.50+ ERA in that time and shouldn't be expected to provide much on the fantasy front. He'll take on the Padres in his next outing.
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As of now, King Felix is expected to make his next start. He wasn't exactly dominating before the injury sidelined him, having struck out just one while allowing eight hits through five innings. Uncharacteristically, the A's were able to put three runs on the board in the fourth, as Hernandez yielded RBI hits to Rajai Davis, Stephen Vogt and Josh Reddick.

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Howie Kendrick sent the Dodgers home winners against the Mariners on Tuesday with a walk-off two-run single to right field.



Protecting a one-run lead, Mariners closer Fernando Rodney loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth. He didn't seem to want any part of Adrian Gonzalez, walking him on five pitches ahead of Kendrick. Kendrick then lined a Rodney offering to right field, bringing in the tying run easily and the winning run ahead of an Andre Ethier throw home. Kendrick is now batting .344 on the season.


Isn't Either on the Dodgers?

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Alcides Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a mild left knee strain after being taken out by a hard slide at second base by Brett Lawrie.

The play led to a benches-clearing altercation between the two clubs, as Lawrie slid quite a bit past the base on a ball that the Royals weren't going to be able to turn over for a double play. Luckily, he was able to avoid significant injury and the Royals are listing him as day-to-day.

Source: Joe Stiglich on TwitterApr 17 - 10:21 PM

When did KC play the Blue Jays? Guess rotoworld missed the Donaldson/ Lawrie trade.

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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!

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    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 home runs on Friday, with Russell Martin knocking two over the wall as well and Devon Travis chipping in a solo homer. Donaldson is off to a strong start with his new squad, hitting .3002/.354/.512 with nine RBI.

    (Rotoworld.com)
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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 home runs on Friday, with Russell Martin knocking two over the wall as well and Devon Travis chipping in a solo homer. Donaldson is off to a strong start with his new squad, hitting .3002/.354/.512 with nine RBI.

    (Rotoworld.com)

He's still only hitting .300, they just decided not to round off at 3 decimal places :)

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From ESPN ...

Arenado (wrist) is officially listed as day-to-day but believes he'll be able to play Tuesday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Spin: Arenado was scratched mere minutes before Monday's game against the Padres with soreness in his left wrist. His optimism for Tuesday's game is certainly a good sign moving forward this season, but the 30-year-old should still be considered a game-time decision until he's cleared by the medical staff.

Mon, Apr 20

I guess they just assumed it was Tulo who was hurt when they saw it was a Rockie

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Both runs scored in the fourth inning, when the Rockies enjoyed a pair of RBI singles, but they were too far behind for it to matter at that point. Despaigne gave up six hits and walked two while striking out five on the night. The right-hander has been excellent in three starts, owning a 1.47 ERA with a 0.34 WHIP and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. Despaigne will have to work against a tough Dodgers lineup at home in his next start.



Black wouldn't officially confirm that Kennedy was slated to rejoin the rotation on Saturday against the Dodgers when first eligible, but all signs point to it happening. Odrisamer Despaigne will head back to the bullpen.


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Mark Melancon retired the Cubs in order to pick up his third save of the season in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

Melancon's velocity was still low, but the Cubs were ineffective nevertheless. The right-hander struck out Jordy Mercer and Sean Rodriguez, then got Francisco Cervelli to pop out to end the game. Melancon got a vote of confidence from manager Clint Hurdle on Thursday, a day after melting down in the ninth inning. However, fantasy owners will want to continue monitoring Melancon's velocity and the bullpen situation in Pittsburgh as the calendar turns to May.

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Brandon Morrow pitched a gem against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing just one run over seven innings.

This is the third time in four starts that Morrow has pitched seven innings (he went six innings in his other start). Pretty impressive for a guy who had to win the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of Spring Training. Against the Dodgers, he struck out four, scattered five hits and walked just one. Morrow's only mistake came on a solo home run by Alex Guerrero in the fifth inning. Otherwise, everything came up aces. Through 27 innings, he holds a 2.67 ERA and a 19/6 K/BB ratio. As long as he stays healthy, he has the talent to put up numbers. Morrow will look to continue his sparkling run on a mountainous road date with the Rockies next Saturday.
His next start isn't in Colorado; it's in San Diego. That could certainly prompt someone to make a decision they didn't mean to... Edited by Mean Dean
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