Roto-Wan’s wild summer continued last week when his appendix decides to swell and cause the weirdest pain I’ve ever felt. It only took until 5AM to get a cat scan and determine an appendectomy was necessary. The American medical system is a well-oiled machine! More of a Pat Burrell machine, but potato/patato. In honor of my impromptu vacation tier’s are summer vacay ranks.

  • We might have a resolution in the Rockies. Jairo Diaz has picked up two saves in the last week for Colorado. It’s far from set in stone but he’s been the lean all along. As long as he’s effective it’s probably his gig.
  • Shaun Anderson was pressed into the ninth for the Giants with Will Smith’s back keeping him on the shelf. The inning started with a 5-0 lead and by the time Anderson entered it was 5-4 with 2 outs. Not your standard save situation. If Smith can’t get back on the mound, Anderson looks like the option Bruce Bochy will turn to.
  • An altercation between Felipe Vasquez and Kyle Crick left Vasquez with a gash on his nose and Crick with a finger injury requiring surgery. The fight reportedly ensued when Crick declined to turn off the music he was playing at his locker. It sounds like Vasquez was being a flat out dick, instigating the fight and throwing the first punch. He also declined to comment on the story, where Crick threw in more than his two cents. Then again, Crick has been in his share of fights this year.
  • The Mets love a two-out Seth Lugo save. That’s great when it goes right. It’s a fair amount of risk to keep putting on him, though.
  • The weird ride that is the Mariners 2019 bullpen continues. Anthony Bass notched the last save over Matt McGill. Meanwhile, Sam Tuivailala keeps on posting clean innings.
  • It sounds like Craig Kimbrel could be back this weekend. He still hasn’t thrown a full-strength bullpen yet. It’s reasonable to be concerned about how effective he can be at any point rest of season.

A Caribean All-Inclusive 

Absolutely the way to go. Your budget stays intact, you’re almost always happy, and you drink your face off.

A Week At The Shore

I’m from Philly. We call it the shore, big whoop. The weather is cooler and you eat your face off.

Your Uncle’s Cabin 

The furniture is from the fifties, there are no amenities, and so many bugs.

Family Road Trip

It’s never a good idea packing humans into a steel box for hours on end. Worse so when they are your kids.

  1. Skufer says:
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    Will Smith the closer was dropped recently. Currently have Jose Leclerc.
    Should I drop Leclerc for Smith?

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      Smith hasn’t been right so it’s a bit of a risk. I’d probably do it given the lack of options SF has and the wreck Leclrec was this season despite recent saves. Do you have a bench bat you could drop instead?

  2. Philip says:
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    What are your thoughts on Ginkle in Arizona? Could you see him wresting the job away from Bradl-iffy next year?

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      Arizona would love nothing more than to again deny Bradley the closer job. If not someone on the roster, I imagine they sign a new closer.

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Who’s your money on as the Indians closer if Hand can’t go?

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      There’s talk about James Karinchak with his promotion but I don’t like a young guy with command issues as the favorite. I’d put my money on Nick Wittgren but Cimber and Clippard are options as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool, I thought Wittgren, but some people were saying Goody, which I just don’t see

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now watch it be Goody

          • Roto-Wan

            Roto-Wan says:
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            Bullpen decisions are weird and they liked Goody earlier in the year when he was bettery. Wittgren has been the guy in my mental rolodex for their go-to, though. And that’s infallible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA, yup

  4. steve stevenson says:
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    Who are your top 2 SP-eligible holds guys for next week out of these clowns?

    Newcomb (3 v Phi, 3 v SF)
    Stephenson (3 @ CHC, 3 v NYM)
    Lorenzen (same)
    Strahm (4 @ Mil, 3 v Ari)
    Andriese (3 v Mia, 3 @ SD)

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      If you’re chasing holds maybe go with the Cincy combo (is that a weird sex thing?). Gets you a good shot at a floor.

  5. Roto-Wan

    Roto-Wan says:
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    If you’re chasing holds maybe go with the Cincy combo (is that a weird sex thing?). Gets you a good shot at a floor.

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