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In the PCL, the Fisher Catamounts pulling this excellent feat:  1st in ERA, WHIP, and Saves.  Dead last in HR, RBI, AVG. 

But first in Runs?  How did that happen?

Mike Landau ML-
Hyun-jin Ryu Toronto Blue Jays

If you own him, you'll take the bad news. (And it actually was five IP.)

Rotoworld:

05.06: Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed four runs over six innings while picking up a victory over the Athletics on Thursday.  (Ryu
struck out six while walking one and allowing six hits in the victory.
All of the damage was done in the first three frames, as he gave up a
solo shot to Mark Canha in the first and three more runs in the third
before settling down. The good news is it allowed him to pick up a win,
but the bad news is it's not a very impressive one.

Alex Patton Alex
James Karinchak Cleveland Indians

I also paid full market value for him, and (while I wish Mr. Clase no ill) I'm with Alex.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

It wasn't obvious then that decline would come, or when, but everyone but Arte Moreno knew it would come at some point. I've been in plenty of parks when Pujols was working the stands before games, he's a great player and great promoter. He may have even paid off for Moreno. But obviously in Roto Dollars it was a bad deal.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

In the fall of 2010 you had this debate?

I would have taken the position, "Are you kidding me?"

Alex Patton Alex
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

Turns out Willie did have a flaw. He was vain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/sports/baseball/willie-mays-90.html

Alex Patton Alex
Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Matthew Liberatore St. Louis Cardinals
Franmil Reyes Cleveland Indians

HR #8 today ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

DFA seems a little cold, even with the nice note from Moreno. What a terrible contract.

At First Pitch in 2010 Nick Minnix and I had a cage fight presentation about whether Pujols was past his prime. I had the "not quite yet" side and nailed it. But Nick's arguments look better over the years.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

St Louis:  11 years, 86.6 WAR, $104,040,436
LA Angels: 10 years, 12.8 WAR, $240,000,000 

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Francisco Lindor New York Mets

Genesis Cabrera v Francisco Lindor

Pitcher who doesn't know where the ball is going ... versus hitter who currently doesn't know where the ball is going (...2 and 3 were both swings)



Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants
Jorge Ona San Diego Padres

Jorge Ona just had Arthroscopic surgery on R. Elbow.  Must have been waiting for inflammation to go down.  6-8 weeks recovery puts him at back to playing: mid-late June to early July.  But since he's on MLB IL, when he does start to play, he'll go out on rehab assignment, which I think can be 20-30 days.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

DFA

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jake Woodford St. Louis Cardinals

Recently called up.  Needs pitching stats...

Doron Scharf jerome
Lou Trivino Oakland Athletics

A truly amazing factoid from the Monkey.

Oakland A’s — For the first time since 2019, the Athletics lost a game they led after six innings, and Lou Trivino was to blame. Trivino has pitched well this year, however, and won’t see the hot seat after one bad outing.

Hierarchy remains: Trivino | Diekman | Petit.

Alex Patton Alex
Jose Alvarado Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies — The Vulture Save Watch correctly predicted a Jose Alvarado vulture, but it came a day earlier than we expected, as Hector Neris got a second rest day after a 40-pitch outing, with Alvarado coming off a two-game suspension.

Hierarchy remains: Neris | Alvarado | Coonrod.

Alex Patton Alex
James Karinchak Cleveland Indians

Speak for yourself, Closer Monkey.

Cleveland Indians — James Karinchak struck out only two of the three batters he faced in the ninth inning on Wednesday — paltry by his standards, but good enough to earn his third save. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Emmanuel Clase was getting some extra rest or whether Terry Francona just elected to stay with the guy who started warming when the game was tied. We’re just hoping it’s not a sign of an impending asterisk relapse.

Hierarchy remains: Clase | Karinchak | Shaw.

Alex Patton Alex
Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners

In his first two games in something called the A+ W League, he's gone 1-for-9 with four strikeouts. 

Alex Patton Alex

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