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Bullpen Report: September 2, 2019

No relief appearance from Sunday’s games was more meaningful than Carlos Carrasco’s inning of work against the Rays. Pitching in his first game since being diagnosed with leukemia in June, Carrasco came in for the bottom of the seventh inning with the Indians behind by a 4-1 score. He began by inducing a pair of ground ball outs, and then Carrasco yielded a Tommy Pham double and a Travis d’Arnaud RBI single. He finished off the inning with a third groundout, this one off the bat of Joey Wendle.

The Reds’ bullpen has had its share of tumult of late, and the roller coaster ride continued on Sunday. They entered the day with a doubleheader against the Cardinals just completed and another doubleheader just ahead of them. In the nightcap of Saturday’s twin bill, Raisel Iglesias let a one-run lead and a split slip away, as Harrison Bader’s RBI single tied the game up at 2-2. He left runners on first and second base with no one out for Kevin Gausman, who allowed Matt Carpenter to hit a walk-off RBI single.
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Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry about no chat last week.

Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the @toutwars mixed league FAAB bids

Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

Jeff Zimmerman: GLux: 103
SHilliard: 99
JCave: 64
DanNorris: 55
CMoran: 53
JLuzardo: 51
SCastro: 33
TBeede: 26
SDoolittle: 24
JCueto: 20
RRodriguez: 19
BDrury: 19
AFrazier: 13
WFont: 11
JFraley: 7
DVerHagen: 6
DPeters: 6
RDugger: 6
JZimmermann: 6
ACabrera: 4
SGreene: 3
TLocastro: 1
RCano: 1
JProfar: 1
TFlowers: 0
IKinerFalefa: 0
DAgrazal: 0

Jeff Zimmerman: Draft

Jeff Zimmerman: SManaea: 88
CBiggio: 57
NLowe: 23
AKittredge: 17
JBauers: 17
WFlores: 15
JMeans: 11
SBrown: 8
SHilliard: 4
TDArnaud: 4
WHarris: 3
TShaw: 3
AToro: 3
TFlowers: 0
MDubon: 0

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Week 24 FAAB Projections

No major rookie call ups, but some interesting names for the last month of the season.

The projection guidelines:

  • The ownership rates are from CBS since they have some quickdraw waiver wire leagues where players can be picked up at any time.
  • The FAAB estimates are based on the 2018 15-team mixed NFBC leagues which used a $1000 FAAB budget. Owners are going to need to convert these values to their own league.
  • The ownership values were taken from Saturday and lots can happen in between when they publish and FAAB bids run.
  • Only players owned in 50% or fewer of CBS leagues are examined.

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Bullpen Report: August 31, 2019

Entering game play on the final day of August, many bullpens will enter September fatigued. With rosters expanding on Sunday, reinforcements will arrive but some teams, it may be too little too late. As for last night, a 15 inning game between the Red Sox and Angels ended in Andrew Cashner’s 11th win. He worked four scoreless innings issuing two walks and striking out three. Brandon Workman entered his save chance last night with a 1.35 ERA his previous 13 appearances and an impressive 21 strikeouts against three walks. After stranding two inherited runners in the eighth inning, Workman returned for the ninth looking for his 10th save. However, Workman walked Brian Goodwin and Mike Trout before getting a fielder’s choice ground out. This left runners on the corners with one out. A single to left field, mishandled badly by J.D. Martinez allowed both runners to score. As of this writing, they both count as earned runs resulting in Workman’s sixth blown save. After the tying run scored, Workman intentionally walked Kole Calhoun before striking out David Fletcher. Then another intentional pass to Andrelton Simmons preceding an inning ending ground out by Matt Thaiss. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 733 – Fireside Chat: Playing the Schedule


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Paul and Nick review PitcherList’s excellent rest of season schedule list for starting pitchers identifying teams with good/bad schedules before highlighting some specific pitchers who could rise or fall based on their remaining schedule.

Check out the list here!

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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – August 30th, 2019

Transcript is below! Thanks for coming out!


Paul Sporer: Good afternoon! Welcome to my weekly chat, let’s roll!


Jeff: H2H Pts League where Playoffs are 3 weeks, total score wins (can change lineup weekly) – any advice on strategy here or just keep doing what I’ve been doing all season?


Paul Sporer: Maybe dial up how much you play the schedules. If there are some 7-games v. 5-gamers, maybe player a less talented 7-gamer over a 5-gamer… within reason. Not like sitting Bregman for Leury Garcia or some shit.


Chas: Paul, do you find Taylor Swift’s “Lover” a nice return to form after her ostentatious hard-edge turn in “Reputation?”


Paul Sporer: She puts out some bops, but overall I’m pretty meh on her


seth r: traded cheap hiura for unkeepable blackmon, mallex, hendricks, and fowler–flags fly forever right?

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The Stash List – Late Season Performers Edition

Hey y’all! The Arizona Fall League rosters were finally released this week, and they feature a bunch of interesting players. Two of the players I discuss today will be playing in the league this fall. If you have a chance to go to Arizona this fall, please consider doing so. You will see young, upcoming stars playing against one another. The league begins on September 18th and concludes on October 26th. All games begin at 12:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m and with the close proximity of the parks you can catch two games each day. The weather in Arizona this time of year is still warm but not overbearing and tickets are pretty cheap, especially with the type of talent on the field.

Today, I’m bringing you one slick-fielding shortstop whose bat is starting to play, one outfielder who has 80-grade speed, a right-handed control artist, and a southpaw with some strikeout upside.

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Bullpen Report: August 30, 20119

Ryne Stanek did nothing to dispel the José Ureña-as-closer speculation on Thursday night, as he failed to protect the Marlins’ one-run lead over the Reds. He relieved Jarlin García in the top of the eighth inning with two outs and Joey Votto on first base, and began his outing by walking Eugenio Suárez, which put Votto into scoring position. Aristides Aquino’s single brought Votto home and left Stanek with his third blown save.

To his credit, Stanek came back for the ninth inning and kept the game knotted. The Marlins ultimately prevailed in the bottom of the 12th inning, thanks to Harold Ramirez’s walk-off homer off Raisel Iglesias, who had just entered the game. The loss dropped Iglesias to 2-10, and he now has two losses and a blown save over his last four appearances. Over that 2.2-inning span, he has given up four runs on nine hits, including two home runs. Though the sample is obviously small, there may be something to his 16.7 percent ground ball rate and 69.2 percent hard contact rate during this stretch as an explanation for his struggles. It’s time to lay off Iglesias in daily lineup leagues and to pick up Michael Lorenzen as insurance.
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The Daily Grind: Dario Danger

Once again, I ask: to Coors or not to Coors?


  1. TDG Invitational
  2. Weather Reports
  3. Pitchers to Use and Abuse
  4. SaberSim Says…
  5. Uniqueness

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Roto Riteup: August 30, 2019

We have to take care of the ones we love.

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