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About Joey C - RotoBaller

Joey Christopoulos runs his own fantasy football web series Tuddy Guys ( The Chicago-born comedian currently lives in Los Angeles and works in commercials as an actor. Joey has been performing sketch comedy in The Cool Table for the past 12 years. He has a BFA in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago and is a die hard Chicago sports fan. His credits also include writing/directing three full length sports comedy plays about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Joey C - RotoBaller has written 5007 articles so far, you can find them below.

Chad Henne In The Mix To Become Starter

Chad Henne will be given every opportunity to win the starting job in Jacksonville, per After another awful Blake Bortles performance, coach Doug Marrone announced that the club officially has an open quarterback competition. Henne went 6-for-10 with 44 yards in their second preseason game but it is clear he has more command over... Read More

2 years ago

Blake Bortles Losing Grip On Starting Job

Another poor performance by Blake Bortles may cost him the starting job, or even worse, a roster spot, per Bortles again was ineffective with the first-team offense, completing eight of 13 passes for 65 yards and punting on every drive he helmed. The offense got absolutely nothing done and Bortles added a couple of... Read More

2 years ago

Yonder Alonso Posts First Big Game In Mariners Uniform

Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Mariners outlasted the Orioles 7-6. Alonso drove in three runs in his first huge offensive day at the plate in a Mariners uniform. Alonso came into the game hitting only .212 in the month of August and it was first home run since July... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Albers To Remain In Rotation

Manager Scott Servais has informed reporters that starter Andrew Albers has earned another start, per Albers tossed five innings of one-run baseball in his first start after being called up from the minors and the Mariners want to see what the left-hander can do with more opportunity. With Yovani Gallardo getting rocked in his... Read More

2 years ago

Brian McCann Takes Cortisone Shot In Knee

Brian McCann has revealed that he is battling tendinitis in his knee and received a cortisone shot, per McCann was placed, somewhat mysteriously, on the disabled list with a knee injury and the prognosis is now out. McCann is a veteran who perhaps is dealing with wear and tear but needs to get the... Read More

2 years ago

Jean Segura Hitting .248 Post All-Star Break

Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Mariners edged the Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday. Segura is off to a solid start in August but has endured a sluggish second half of the season. Segura is hitting only .248 post All-Star break with only seven extra-base hits and a .675 OPS. This is an... Read More

2 years ago

George Springer Hitting .200 Since Return

George Springer hit a two-run double in the Astros win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. For Springer, it was only his second extra-base hit since returning from the disabled list with a quadricep injury. Since his return, he is 5-for-25 (.200) with one double, one home run and four runs batted in over the... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Bregman Hits Third Triple In Last 10 Games

Alex Bregman went 2-for-5 with a triple as the Astros beat the Diamondbacks 9-3. It has been an up and down season for the 23-year old infielder but Bregman appears to have found his footing. He recently has been promoted to the top third of the lineup and has responded with two stolen bases, two... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Peacock Struggles Going Deep In Games

Brad Peacock lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs but striking out nine as the Astros beat the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Peacock also allowed seven hits and failed to pitch into the sixth inning for the seventh time over his last 12 starts. Peacocks has 121 strikeouts through 92 2/3 innings and has a... Read More

2 years ago

Max Stassi Makes Great First Impression

Max Stassi went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Astros powered past the Diamondbacks 9-3. The backup catcher was recently called up because both Brian McCann and Evan Gattis are on the disabled list right now. Stassi has had several 'cups of coffee' with the Astros the past few years and... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Glennon Still Bears Starter

Mike Glennon is still the Bears starting quarterback heading towards their next preseason game against the Cardinals on Saturday. This comes on the heels of rookie Mitch Trubisky absolutely shredding the Broncos backups in the first preseason game and Glennon tossing a pick-6 on the third play to open the game. Coach John Fox says... Read More

2 years ago

James Paxton To Play Catch On Friday

The Mariners and left-handed starter James Paxton appear to have dodged a bullet in regards to his pectoral strain, per Paxton already is feeling better and hopes to begin lightly throwing on Friday to test the injury out. Paxton is having an excellent season and the Mariners absolutely will need him if they have... Read More

2 years ago

Blake Bortles Shakes Off Monday 'Pitch Count'

Contrary to multiple reports, quarterback Blake Bortles insists that his arm is "fine", according to Bortles was given the weekend off from throwing and was on a 'pitch count' during the course of Monday's practice. Coach Doug Marrone had hinted that Bortles was experiencing some dead arm and his past couple of practices were... Read More

2 years ago

Curtis Samuel Joins Full-Pad Practice

Rookie running back/wide receiver Curtis Samuel was in full pads for Panthers practice today, per Samuel has been absent from most of the proceedings after pulling a hamstring on the first day of training camp. The speedster is back and practicing in full which adds another weapon to the offense. It is questionable whether... Read More

2 years ago

Blake Bortles Draws Ire Of Allen Robinson

Blake Bortles put up another poor practice and the frustration is spilling over to his wide receivers, per After Bortles air-mailed a pass to star wideout Allen Robinson, reporters could clearly hear Robinson yell at the quarterback while sprinkling in some curse words. Coach Doug Marrone did not mince words either stating, "Blake made... Read More

2 years ago

Connor Barth Nails Every Field Goal As Competition Looms

Connor Barth made every single field goal during Bears special teams drills on Monday, per This comes on the heels of the Bears picking up kicker Robert Aguayo off waivers from the Buccaneers. Aguayo was cut only one year removed from beating Barth out for a roster spot on the Buccaneers and now the... Read More

2 years ago

Cam Newton Unlikely To Play Saturday

It is unlikely Cam Newton will see the field for the Panthers second preseason game on Saturday, per Newton just recently has begun throwing on the field as he continues to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. It was a bumpy practice on Monday for Newton, whose timing was off and that led to several... Read More

2 years ago

Damiere Byrd Continues To Impress

Damiere Byrd continues to make plays and caught another touchdown during Panthers practice, per Byrd had a strong first preseason game last week, posting 98 yards receiving and catching two touchdowns. One of those scores was a 50-yard touchdown catch and Byrd is rising up the wide receiver ranks on the team. He needs... Read More

2 years ago

Curtis Samuel Returns To Practice

Rookie running back/wide receiver Curtis Samuel took part in Panthers practice for the first time since the opening of training camp, per Samuel has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and clearly is being brought back slowly. The pressing issue is the fact that the more a rookie misses time learning the offense and... Read More

2 years ago

Nelson Cruz Continues To Swing Hot Bat

Nelson Cruz homered again as the Mariners lost to the Orioles 11-3. Cruz has been on fire this month and already has eight home runs and 15 runs batted in with two weeks left in August. Cruz now has 29 home runs and 95 runs batted in for the season and is trying to get... Read More

2 years ago

Yovani Gallardo Gets Demolished By Orioles

Yovani Gallardo was smoked for eight runs over four innings as the Mariners lost to the Orioles 11-3. Things went from bad to worse for Gallardo, allowing a leadoff home run to Tim Beckham and then serving up a grand slam to Manny Machado in the next inning. The outing left Gallardo with an ERA... Read More

2 years ago

Collin McHugh Loses Pitcher's Duel

Collin McHugh pitched well but still is searching for his first win of the season as the Astros were shut down by Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks 2-0. McHugh posted a strong start after being roughed up in his last appearance, striking out six and allowing only two runs through 5 2/3 innings. McHugh also... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Clippard Pitches Scoreless Inning In Debut

Tyler Clippard allowed a hit and a walk but pitched a scoreless inning in his Astros debut on Monday night. Clippard was acquired from the White Sox to bolster the Houston bullpen after beginning the year with the Yankees. Clippard put together a strong stint with the White Sox and has not allowed a run... Read More

2 years ago

Marwin Gonzalez Posts .371 Average Last Nine Games

Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 as the Astros were blanked by Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks 2-0. But Gonzalez is heating up with the bat again, going 13-for-35 (.371) over his last nine games played with one home run, three doubles and seven runs batted in. Gonzalez continues to be one of the more pleasant surprises... Read More

2 years ago

James Paxton Awaiting Timeline On Pec Injury

James Paxton will meet with doctors to determine the timeline on his pectoral injury, per Paxton told reporters that the pec feels good but he has not thrown since being removed from the game on August 10th. The Mariners will desperately try and stay afloat but their wild card hopes probably hinge on how... Read More

2 years ago

Lance McCullers Throws Bullpen Session

Lance McCullers completed a bullpen session on Monday, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters. McCullers was placed back on the disabled list on July 31st with more back discomfort after spending time on the shelf in June with the same injury. McCullers was one of the best pitchers in the game before the back injury in... Read More

2 years ago

Rookie Adam Shaheen Set To Play Expanded Role

Rookie tight end Adam Shaheen is set to have an established role in the Bears offense, per Shaheen getting drafted came with plenty of controversy because the 6'6" tight end did not play Division I football and many thought the Bears reached on the pick. But Shaheen has been a consistent playmaker during training... Read More

2 years ago

Astros Still Talking Justin Verlander Deal

The Astros are still engaged in trade talks with the Tigers about veteran right-hander Justin Verlander, per The two sides continue to engage in talks despite coming together on a deal may be unlikely due to the money owed to Verlander. He is scheduled to make $28 million the next two years including a... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Correa Believes He's Ahead Of Schedule

Carlos Correa took 20-to-25 swings on Monday and also fielded about 60 grounders as he begins to ramp up his rehab, according to Jake Kaplan on twitter. Correa has been sidelined with a torn ligament in his thumb and appears to be ahead of the six to eight week injury timeline. This is a small... Read More

2 years ago

Brian McCann Placed On Disabled List

Brian McCann was placed on the disabled list with right knee soreness, per It is unclear when he injured the knee but rode the bench over the weekend and now is on the DL. This simply could be wear and tear for a veteran catcher and the soreness in the knee probably became too... Read More

2 years ago

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