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MLB Today: Giants Solve Closer Issue with Mark Melancon

Romo missed a good chunk of the season with an elbow injury, so he was babied even more than usual by the Giants this year, and is now a free agent, expected to sign elsewhere (possibly with the Yankees).
by RotoRob on Dec 9, 2016

MLB Today: The Closer Waiting Game is Over

We missed this item about a month ago, but it's nice to see former big leaguer Phil Nevin moving up in the coaching ranks. After spending the last three years managing the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple-A squad in Reno to a 227-205 mark, he was hired a...
by RotoRob on Dec 8, 2016

MLB Today: Freddie Freeman Finally Producing

He's hit safely in eight straight and is drawing plenty of walks, too, with four over the three-game sweep of the Padres -- Atlanta's first home sweep all season. Freeman had an amazing August with nine homers, 24 RBI and a .313/.460/.688 slash line,...
by RotoRob on Sep 2, 2016

MLB Today: Matt Wieters Trying to Salvage His Season

This Finn spent three years with the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers and one with the Phillies before an ulcer ended his career and, ultimately, his life. He was a pretty damn good defensive second baseman -- hence the similarity to Solano.
by RotoRob on Aug 31, 2016

MLB Today: James McCann Picking up the Pace

Colorado's first round pick in 2009 continues to flounder in the minors, now pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. He recently moved back up to Double-A, but is giving up too many hits and -- as always -- too many walks to be successful.
by RotoRob on Aug 26, 2016

MLB Today: Evan Gattis Heating Up

He led DII in steals per game as a redshirt senior this season, capping a career in which he ranked second in this category as a freshman and sixth as a sophomore. Kennedy finished with school career records in hits (224), runs (155) and steals (170)...
by RotoRob on Aug 25, 2016

MLB Today: Adrian Gonzalez Breaks Out

He's hit safely in 15 straight and remains among the most durable players in the game, on pace to top 155 games for the 11th straight season.
by RotoRob on Aug 23, 2016

MLB Today: Ubaldo Jimenez Finally Finds a Home

Just 30, Jimenez clearly has life left in his arm, although given his massive career swings, it's hard to approach him with the utmost of confidence. His strand rate last year suggested some luck was in order, but not so much that we can see his ERA...
by RotoRob on Feb 18, 2014

MLB Today: CC Sabathia Dominates Red Sox

For starters, the Yanks had lost a season-high five straight games, so desperately needed any win. But to start a series against their arch rivals with a victory to pull within a game of the lead in the AL East is massive.
by RotoRob on Jun 1, 2013

MLB Today: Wilkin Ramirez Can’t Gain Traction

On Sunday, in his first start in a week, Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a double for just his third extra-base hit in 19 games and 40 at-bats this season. He also continued to flash his horrible strike zone judgment, fanning three times.
by RotoRob on May 20, 2013

MLB Today: Brennan Boesch on Borrowed Time

After the Tigers unceremoniously ditched him, he was a nice late spring acquisition to help the Yankees fill one of their holes, but his usefulness -- limited as it is -- is about to expire with Granderson due back in a couple of weeks.
by RotoRob on Apr 29, 2013

MLB Today: Scott Baker Suffers Setback

The right-hander's recovery from Tommy John surgery was expected to be complete by mid-April, but that's not going to happen now after the team shut him down indefinitely on Tuesday.
by RotoRob on Mar 20, 2013

MLB Today: Cliff Pennington Trying to Win D-Back SS Position Battle

Now we'll see if he can build on a season in which he had a career high in runs, homers and walks. Staying in the desert is a bonus for Kubel's Fantasy value after he managed his first 30-homer campaign.
by RotoRob on Feb 27, 2013

MLB Today: Francisco Cervelli Denies Using PEDs

Chris Stewart’s chances of winning the starter job are better now. You can add New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to the list of players denying getting any PEDs from Biogenesis, the Miami clinic that is currently being investigated by...
by RotoRob on Feb 13, 2013

MLB Today: Jonathan Papelbon Blows the Whistle on the BoSox

He said he was surprised by that, but hasn't taken Toradol since. However, Papelbon made it clear that use of this drug is very widespread: "But here's the thing you have to understand. There are so many organizations that do it. Not only baseball, b...
by RotoRob on Feb 11, 2013

MLB Today: Yet Another PED Scandal

Miami is apparently the hot spot for PEDs and MLB has been investigating several clinics in the area, so this mess is far from over. Expect more information to be revealed over the weeks to come.
by RotoRob on Jan 29, 2013

MLB Today: Joe Mauer Creeping in on Batting Crown

Yes, it’s true. Mauer shook off a sluggish August with a massive September, hitting .388 with 16 RBI and 16 walks and a phenomenal 1060 OPS, to pull within two points of Miggy for the AL Batting Title. While Cabrera is home and clear with a nine-RB...
by RotoRob on Oct 1, 2012

MLB Today: Robinson Cano’s Inconsistent Season

Well, the second baseman who has generally entrenched himself in the three-hole in the Yankee lineup of late, cooled off in July, was a tad better in August, but has struggled in September. The second half has not been kind to Cano.
by RotoRob on Sep 26, 2012

MLB Today: Roy Halladay Gets Pounded

The Braves gave him a serious beatdown in what proved to be Halladay’s second shortest start ever (1 2/3 IP) in 376 career starts and his shortest ever that didn’t involve coming out early because of injury. It was an absolutely awful time for Do...
by RotoRob on Sep 23, 2012

MLB Today: Bobby Valentine’s Surprising Supporter

Boston has now fallen 7.5 games behind the third-place Orioles as the prospect of a Wild Card spot slips further away. If not for a Toronto squad that is having even greater struggles, surely the BoSox would again be making a push for the AL East cel...
by RotoRob on Aug 20, 2012

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