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MLB Today: Apologies to Chris Perez

He’s been on a serious roll since mid-July (seven straight scoreless outings, five of them hitless), and now that he’s survived the non-waiver trade deadline (there had been talk that San Francisco was very interested in him), Perez’s value for...
by RotoRob on Aug 2, 2012

MLB Today: Has Jonathan Papelbon Been Worth it?

So here we are, at the end of July and on the cusp of the trade deadline, and the Phillies continue to struggle in last place in the NL East, now 12.5 games behind the second-place Braves after getting swept in Atlanta this weekend. We can be generou...
by RotoRob on Jul 30, 2012

MLB Today: Adam Dunn’s Rebound

As always, Dunn’s numbers leave you scratching your head. He has more homers (30) than singles (29). No one in the bigs currently has more homers, walks or strikeouts.
by RotoRob on Jul 26, 2012

MLB Today: Chipper Jones Now the Man at Third

Schmidt still leads the way with 1,419 RBI while actually playing third base with Jones second on the list with 1,316. Recall that Chipper moved to the outfield for a few seasons, playing 363 games at that position (and producing 227 runs during that...
by RotoRob on Jul 21, 2012

MLB Today: Placido Polanco on Trade Block

The way things have gone this season, the veteran would love to be performing as we as we projected as he currently ranks around 50th among third baseman. In other words, Polanco’s value has been limited to deep NL-only leagues at best.
by RotoRob on Jul 17, 2012

MLB Today: Carlos Ruiz’s Splendid First Half

Not only has the Panama-born veteran continued to excel defensively, but he’s put on a show offensively that no one saw coming. Another two hits in Sunday’s swan song before the break lifted Ruiz back up to .350, a mark he’s pretty much steadil...
by RotoRob on Jul 9, 2012

MLB Today: Ryan Howard Can’t Get Back Fast Enough

We don’t need to tell you how substandard a performance that is from a position teams expect to produce plenty of bop.
by RotoRob on Jul 4, 2012

MLB Today: The Resurgence of Juan Pierre

Pierre’s become a must-own NL-only league option, and is gaining plenty of traction as a mixed league option.
by RotoRob on Jul 2, 2012

MLB Today: Jimmy Rollins Moving up the Charts

While he was hitless Friday, he still managed to draw a walk for the fourth straight game and steal a base for the second straight game, taking him up to 26 walks and 14 steals on the season.
by RotoRob on Jun 30, 2012

MLB Today: Interleague Play Not Kind to NL

The National League has shown some progress in recent seasons against the American League in Interleague play, but that all collapsed once again this year.
by RotoRob on Jun 26, 2012

MLB Today: Stick a Fork in Jeff Suppan

So imagine the surprise when he was actually useful for three starts (16 IP, 14 hits, three earned runs, one homer, five Ks, four walks and a 2-1 record).
by RotoRob on May 31, 2012

MLB Today: Nelson Cruz Blows Up to Help Texas Snap Slump

However, they had dropped six of their past 10 games heading into a weekend series at home against Toronto. Of course, with Oakland playing even worse lately, the Rangers had actually managed to extend their lead in the AL West despite the mini slump...
by RotoRob on May 26, 2012

MLB Today: It Takes a Ball in the Face to Slow Paul Konerko

But no worries… he’d slow down the next season, right? Only partially correct. Konerko put up another .300 campaign, while again topping 30 homers and 100 RBI.
by RotoRob on May 22, 2012

MLB Today: Sell High on Brandon Morrow?

Well, that rate has plummeted to just 7.86/9 this season, yet he’s emerged as a top 10 starter on the strength of improved control and a higher groundball rate.
by RotoRob on May 16, 2012

MLB Today: Adrian Gonzalez Shaking Off Slow Start

The big question is where has Gonzalez’s home run stroke gone? Last year, the shoulder he had repaired in 2010 continued to bother him, but he says that’s fully behind him now. In other words, there’s no reasonable reason why Gonzalez isn’t g...
by RotoRob on May 14, 2012

MLB Today: When Will Brett Lawrie Explode?

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to play well lately, but with both the Rays and Orioles rolling, they have now fallen three back of Tampa Bay and two and a half games behind Baltimore in the AL East. On the plus side, the Yanks have been spinning thei...
by RotoRob on May 10, 2012

MLB Today: Jordan Zimmermann Escapes Justice

On Sunday, his command was off for the first time, as he managed just one strikeout against six walks, a shocking development considering he had a 22-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio coming into that start.
by RotoRob on May 8, 2012

MLB Today: Closing Time in the Bronx

His two-run double Sunday helped key a huge win for Cleveland and gave him hits in five straight games and a .429 mark for the past week. Cabrera’s extra-base pop – considered somewhat of a fluke last year – has been even more impressive so far...
by RotoRob on May 7, 2012

MLB Today: Joey Votto Not Yet Delivering on Huge Contract

Still, regardless of Votto’s MVP-calibre play, signing a first baseman to that long a deal and giving him that much money seems unwise to us.
by RotoRob on Apr 26, 2012

MLB Today: The Cubs’ Offensive Woes

We’re now a couple of weeks into the season, and one thing has become painfully clear. The Chicago Cubs’ offense, which was middling last season, has sunk to among the worse in the majors this year.
by RotoRob on Apr 17, 2012

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