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Roto Riteup: August 17, 2018

The Roto Riteup reminds you to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.

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Roto Riteup: August 11, 2018

The Roto Riteup hopes you stay hungry….

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Roto Riteup: August 10, 2018

The Roto Riteup loves to take advantage of lesser competition.

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Bullpen Report: August 4, 2018

We’re doing an evening edition of the Bullpen Report tonight, with the HOU/LA and TOR/SEA contests still playing at the time this article is being written. With that said, there were only a handful of save opportunities today, but some interesting topics nonetheless.

Corey Knebel entered the day having allowed runs in three of-his-last seven appearances, including three earned runs over his last four innings pitched overall. In tonight’s game against the Rockies, the Brewers elected to bring him out in the seventh inning of an 8-2 game. Milwaukee obviously wanted to give him an opportunity to pitch in a low-leverage situation, and he was successful. He posted a clean inning, getting first-pitch strikes to all three hitters he faced, notching a strikeout, and throwing 9-of-13 pitches for strikes. Last month Knebel had trouble getting ahead in counts (48% F-Strike, 56% career) and started getting less swinging-strikes (9%, 12% career) and strikeouts (9.0 K/9, 12.5 career). He’s now logged back-to-back scoreless outings with three strikeouts, no walks, and one hit allowed. His most recent appearances over the last week were in the ninth inning, and while the Brewers wanted to get him work in the seventh, they ended up having to deploy Josh Hader (more on that in a second) to secure the win. Knebel is still the leading candidate for saves as of right now, but with Jeremy Jeffress getting a save chance just a few days ago, Joakim Soria hanging around, and Josh Hader being……Josh Hader, there’s certainly a good amount of risk.

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Roto Riteup: August 4, 2018

The Roto Riteup loves weekends.

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Roto Riteup: August 3, 2018

At times, the Roto Riteup (and others) have “Rube Baker” moments…..

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Bullpen Report: July 29, 2018

It was reported by Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram on Saturday that five teams were on hand scouting Keone Kela when the Rangers faced off against the Astros. The five teams included the Giants, Indians, Pirates, Diamondbacks, and Red Sox. While Kela didn’t get a chance to pitch himself, fellow relievers of interest on the trade market – Jake Diekman and Jose Leclerc – both notched scoreless frames, resulting their 13th and 14th holds respectively. Depending on who’s moved there could be multiple options that take over the closer role from Kela in the coming days. If Leclerc remains on the team he’d be the likely candidate, but in the event all three relievers depart, Chris Martin – who’s starting a rehab assignment this Sunday – could be someone for fantasy owners to keep their eye on.

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Roto Riteup: July 28, 2018

The Roto Riteup hopes you remember the good times.

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Roto Riteup: July 27, 2018

Things are starting to heat up!

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Bullpen Report: July 22, 2018

The Athletics and Mets made their deal for Jeurys Familia official on Saturday, sending the former Mets closer to the Athletics for a pair of minor leaguers. Gregory Jewett covered Familia’s results recently, and what his role should be moving forward in yesterday’s report, but he should slot right behind Blake Treinen in the back-end of the Athletics bullpen. I’ve updated the sheet to reflect this, as well as slot Robert Gsellman in as the Mets closer.

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