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    NL Player Notes - September 13th, 2012

    Tim Lincecum- SF- FYI- I'm not sure what the writer on the Giants' official site was looking at, but Lincecum doesn't have a 3-game winning streak. He has won twice in his last 3 starts, with a no decision mixed...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 13th, 2012

    Mark Trumbo (3B/OF - LAA): After spending much of the season kicking myself (and simultaneously praising Anthony Perri) for discounting Mark Trumbo's 2012 value, I'm beginning to wonder who was right on this one? Obviously Trumbo's been a tremendous...

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    NL Player Notes - September 12, 2012

    Marco Estrada (SP - MIL) - Estrada was fantastic, shutting out the Braves for 6 2/3 innings on just four hits while he struck out six and walked one. His now 5.00 K/BB would be second in all of baseball...

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    AL Player Notes - September 12th, 2012

    Joe Nathan- TEX- Hot- Nathan picked up his 32nd save of the season with a perfect 9th inning. It was his 30th consecutive converted opportunity. After going through a stretch in August where he had retired every batter he faced...

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    NL Player Notes - September 11th, 2012

    Donovan Solano- MIA- Stats- Solano ended a 5-game hitting streak by going 0-for-2 with a sac fly yesterday. His .293 average in 73 games this year is very luck dependent. He has a .347 BABIP and has followed his .354...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 10, 2012

    Jean Segura (SS-MIL) - The transition from Double-A to the big leagues has been predictably difficult for Segura, who despite going 3-for-3 with a walk on Sunday is still batting just .238/.278/.274 in 87 at-bats. He's yet to homer,...

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    NL Player Notes - September 9, 2012

    Giancarlo Stanton (OF - MIA) - Stanton hit his 32nd home run of the year and is now hitting .284/.351/.596. He'd be on pace to hit 40+ bombs if not for a knee injury that cost him a month, but...

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    AL Player Profiles - September 9th, 2012

    Johnny Giavotella - The 25 year old Giavotella has hit in six straight after singling and doubling last night against Chicago. It's been a disappointing year once again for a guy that I expected to run away with the 2B...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 8th, 2012

    Wilton Lopez RP (HOU) - Lopez earned his third save of the season last night. I like Lopez as an underrated closer heading into last year because of his skills (7.83 K/BB ratio, 56.9 GB%) and consistency (sub-3 ERA...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 7th, 2012

    Brett Jackson - In his last 20 games, Brett Jackson is just 10-55 with 27 K's. On the bright side, Jackson has walked 13 times over that span, and 9 of those 10 hits were for extra bases, which pretty...

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    AL Daily Notes - September 7th, 2012

    Jesus Montero (C/DH - SEA): It's been an up-and-down year for Jesus Montero, but it looks like he'll end up finishing right around the Top 10 at the catcher position. Early in the season Montero was disappointing with an...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 6th, 2012

    Roy Halladay (SP - PHI): Halladay rebounded after a difficult start over the weekend in Atlanta as he limited the Reds to just 1 ER over 7 1 /3 innings on Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't exactly vintage Halladay as...

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    AL Player Notes - September 6th, 2012

    Travis Blackley- OAK- Hot- Blackley threw 3 scoreless innings of emergency relief after Brandon McCarthy was hit in the head with a liner. If MCcarthy can't make his next scheduled start, Blackley would be a prime candidate to sub for...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 5th, 2012

    Ian Desmond (SS - WAS): Desmond's magical 2012 season continued on Tuesday as he racked up 4 RBI's in the first two innings of an 11-5 win over the Cubs. Desmond knocked out his 20th HR and 26th 2B...

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    AL Player Notes - September 5, 2012

    Jon Lester (SP - BOS) - Lester gave up three runs in six innings which barely pushed his ERA under five, but it was on nine hits with two home runs against a bad Mariners lineup in Safeco Field. The...

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    NL Player Notes - September 4, 2012

    Carlos Gomez (OF - MIL) - What has gotten into Gomez? He hit his 16th blast of the year in 323 at bats after hitting just 25 in 1539 prior to this year. It's not impossible to fathom as he...

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    AL Player Notes - September 4th, 2012

    Mike Carp- SEA- Inj Update- Carp is likely to be activated from the DL today. With Justin Smoak not exactly tearing it up since he was recalled from AAA, there will probably be opportunity for Carp to get playing time...

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    AL Player Notes - September 3rd, 2012

    Tom Wilhelmsen- SEA- FYI- Wilhelmsen may be feeling some fatigue from his 61 appearances this season. Whether it is physical or mental is still a question. He has walked at least one batter (for a total of 8) in his...

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    NL Daily Notes - September 3, 2012

    Tony Cingrani (SP-CIN) - If you want an underrated pitching prospect to stash for next year, Cingrani could be that guy. He got the call from Double-A on Sunday after putting up a sparkling 1.73 ERA and striking out 172...

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    NL Player Notes- August 31st, 2012

    Daniel Murphy (2B/1B-NYM)- Murphy went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in the Mets loss to the Phillies on yesterday. He has not recorded an extra base hit in 19 straight games, as he has seen his slash line drop to...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 31, 2012

    Trayvon Robinson (OF-SEA) - As a Dodgers fan, I've followed Robinson's career closely and was always enamored with his tools. He made great strides the past couple minor league seasons, but he was just not able to translate that to...

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    AL Player Notes - August 30th, 2012

    C. C. Sabathia- NYA- Hot- Sabathia seems poised to finish strong as usual. Since 2005 he hasn't had a monthly ERA in September higher than 3.35. He has posted quality starts in each of his 2 games since coming off...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 29th, 2012

    Adam Jones (BAL - OF): Alright I admit it. Now that Adam Jones has hit his 25th HR, I feel a little bit better about winning my "WhoYaGot" bet with Mike Leone about Jones eclipsing the 23.5 HR line...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 28th, 2012

    Brett Jackson - Jackson homered again last night, extending his modest hitting streak to 4 games, during which he has a double and 3 homers to his credit. He's also walked five times in the past three games (and 8...

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    AL Player Notes - August 28, 2012

    Daisuke Matsuzaka - In his first start in more than 2 months, Dice-K faced the Royals on Monday and pitched well, giving up 1 run (0 ER) on just 5 hits to go along with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 27th, 2012

    Manny Machado SS (BAL) - I know fellow analyst Joe Hettler was pretty adamant that fantasy owners should not overrate Machado based upon a few good games when he was initially called up. Time has proven Joe to be...

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    NL Daily Notes, August 26th, 2012

    Edinson Volquez SP (SD) - You should know the drill by now. Volquez at home? Start. Volquez on the road? Sit. Volquez should be avoided today in most fantasy formats as he is away from spacious Petco Park. Volquez...

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    AL Player Notes- August 26th, 2012

    Jeremy Hellickson (SP-TB)- Hellickson earned his ninth loss of the season on Saturday afternoon after allowing four runs on six hits (two home runs) while striking out five without issuing a walk. His ERA increased to 3.42, but he...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 24th, 2012

    Jose Altuve (2B - HOU): Houston isn't exactly a baseball team budding with fantasy value, but Jose Altuve's first full season in the big leagues deserves some attention. Altuve went 2-5 with 2 more RBI's on Thursday improving his...

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    AL Player Notes- August 24th, 2012

    JA Happ (SP-TOR)- Happ earned a no decision in yesterday's start against the Tigers despite allowing just one run on four hits and three walks in 7.1 innings of work. He struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 4.68,...

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    AL Player Notes- August 23rd, 2012

    James Shields (SP-TB)- Shields improved his record to 12-7 on Wednesday afternoon after holding the Royals to three runs in 7.2 innings of work. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out seven and lowered his ERA...

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    AL Player Notes - August 22, 2012

    Brett Anderson (SP - OAK) - Anderson was about as good as he could be in his first start of the year, limiting the Twins to a run on four hits in five innings with no walks and three strikeouts....

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    NL Player Notes - August 22nd, 2012

    Tim Lincecum- SF- FYI- When I saw the headline on mlb.com, "Giants stretch out lead behind stellar Lincecum" I had high expectations. "Stellar Lincecum" to me would mean something like 8 IP and double digit strikeouts. Instead, seeing 4 Ks...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 21st, 2012

    Jon Lucroy - Lucroy smacked a pair of homers last night against the Cubs, giving him 8 for the season and bringing his line up to 328/379/554 for the year. The 26 year old has been steadily improving in just...

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    AL Player Notes - August 21st, 2012

    Ryan Dempster - After missing his start on Saturday against the Blue Jays due to personal reasons, Ryan Dempster faced the Orioles on Monday and allowed 1 ER on 4 hits over 8 innings. He also struck out 6....

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    NL Daily Notes - August 20th, 2012

    Chad Billingsley (SP - LAD): Billingsley just kept on rolling on Sunday tossing 7 more shutout innings against the Braves. He's now allowed 1 ER or less in five of his last six starts and pushed his ERA from...