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Box Score Baseball: And Down Goes Kaplan

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan recap a busy week in baseball, highlighting Bretsky’s triumphant win over Mark to capture first place in a dynasty league. The boys discus Jason Kipnis’ return, Ryan Zimmerman’s outlook and the troubling diagnosis for Yordano Ventrua. The Good, the Bad and the Upside continues with a look at Josh Beckett, Chris Tillman and Corey Kluber. The guys play a little Buy/Sell/Hold, reveal their top waiver wire targets of the week and take a dip into the mailbag.

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News and Notes

  • Jason Kipnis back from the DL
  • Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) still a few weeks away, playing first base and left field
  • Matt Kemp – benched for 4 straight, moving to left field — Carl Crawford (ankle) to DL
  • Braves promote 2B prospect Tommy LaStella .293/.384/.359 at Triple-A
  • Yordano Ventura – latest elbow victim, but can he avoid TJ surgery with “just” a Valgus stress overload?

The Good, the Bad and the Upside

  • The Philadelphia Phightins led by Josh Beckett
  • Chris Tillman lets down the Memphis Ballaholics
  • Corey Kluber keeps it rolling

The Fixer

  • Finding a reasonable target for Dee Gordon

Waiver Wire

  • Bats: A.J. Pollock, Adam Lind, John Jaso, Khris Davis, Kolten Wong
  • Arms: Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, Drew Hutchison, Jorge De La Rosa
  • Closer Carnage

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

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