Found July 23, 2013 on RotoBaller:
With sixteen full weeks of the 2013 season in the books, today RotoBaller casts a critical eye on three players who are on the rise heading into Week 17: 1) Tim Lincecum (SP, SF): The resurgence of Timmy Lincecum is upon us. Fresh off a 148 pitch no-hitter, Lincecum has rebounded to look more and [...]
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