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Archive for August 24th, 2010

Soto Back to Hitting Sixth After Brief Demotion

Geovany Soto is hitting sixth in the Cubs’ Tuesday lineup. Soto definitely deserved to hit higher than eighth, so this is a welcome move. On the other hand, a .900 OPS hitter probably should hit in the meat of the order rather than at the bottom. But it’s a positive turn of events that bodes well for the rest of Soto’s season.(Rotoworld)

Say Goodbye to: Cristian Guzman, Ronny Paulino

MI – Cristian Guzman
Acquired: 2010 5th-round Minor Leage selection
Released: August 24th, 2010
Guzman was yet another selection to try to shore up the MI position for the RoadRunners. Historically an empty hitter, with only a high batting average, Guzman wasn’t half bad. Originally slated to be the opening-day shortstop, Guzman entered a job-sharing arrangement with young SS Ian Desmond and 2B Adam Kennedy. Guzman was traded to the Texas Rangers as infield insurance on July 30th, and his time in Texas has been limited to pinch-hitting and defensive replacement, and he hasn’t played in two weeks, so he’s no longer contributing.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Week 17 257 .261 31 2 16 3
Reserved Weeks 18-19 82 .293 12 0 7 1

 

C – Ronny Paulino
Acquired: 2010 4th-round Minor Leage selection
Released: August 24th, 2010
Marlins C Ronny Paulino did a good job for the majority of the season. Normally a platoon hitter who hits for average, he was selected to assist the RoadRunners until Buster Posey was called up. However, with Chris Iannetta going south, Paulino played more than expected, which is similar to his station in reality. Called upon to be the everyday catcher due to the injury of John Baker, Paulino was dragging by July. In fact, since July 1st, he was only batting .053. Earlier this week, he tested positive for PED use, and was issued a 50-game suspension. Since there are only 42 games left for the Marlins, he won’t be playing again in 2010, and with a $10 salary, he’s not worth protecting. Oh, and we picked up Geovany Soto in trade last week.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 0-14,18-19 244 .266 25 3 28 1
Reserved Weeks 15-17,19 52 .288 6 1 7 0

Meet the New Guys: Geoff Blum, Cameron Maybin

Blum is filling in all over the infield for the now Berkman-less and Feliz-less Astros. Hoping to shore up the MI position, Blum has been getting some playing time at second base lately, but with Tommy Manzella back, he’ll now have to fight with Angel Sanchez, in addition to Jeff Keppinger, for playing time. (Rotoworld)

OF Cameron Maybin is expected to be the everyday CF for the Marlins starting today, as OF Cody Ross was claimed by (and traded to) the Giants. Maybin was originally purchased by Get Off Kong! for $11 in the 2010 WBRL auction, so his salary will be effective here. He’s hit .338 with a .915 OPS since his June demotion to the minors and will probably be granted a large chunk of at-bats for the out-of-contention Fish. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 21 – August 24th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Cameron Maybin, Marlins ($1 bid), Reserve
  • UT Geoff Blum, Astros ($0 bis), Active at MI

Up:

  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • OF Lorenzo Cain

Down:

  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • OF Roger Bernadina

Cut:

  • C Ronny Paulino
  • SS Cristian Guzman

Notes:

  • C Ronny Paulino was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for PEDs.  Since the Marlins only had 42 games left, he’s done for the season.  There have been 2 MLB PED suspensions this season, and the Roadrunners have had both (the other was Edinson Volquez).
  • The Roadrunners need one more steal to obtain 50 hitting points.  We’re stuck at 49.5 currently. However, the pitching has hemmorraged WHIP and ERA this week, dropping almost 5 points.  We went from 4th to 7th in WHIP and 3rd to 5th in ERA.
  • The Pi Train added former 2010 Roadrunner Nick Masset to his roster with a $0 bid. Masset has recovered nicely from his 5 earned runs given up on Opening Day. So have the Roadrunners, actually.
  • OF Cameron Maybin is expected to be the everyday CF for the Marlins starting today, as OF Cody Ross was claimed by (and traded to) the Giants. Maybin was originally purchased by Get Off Kong! for $11 in the 2010 WBRL auction, so his salary will be effective here.
  • The Maybin acquisition for $1 FAAB was the last dollar in our budget.  It’ll be $0 bids from here on out, folks!
  • This post was published from Hudsonville, Michigan, where AaRr staff arrived late last night.  FAAB bids were submitted from Springfield, Missouri early Monday morning.

Box Score – Day 138 – August 23rd, 2010

Active Hitters
Name Tm Pos AB R H BI BB SO AVG
PFielder Mil 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
BPhillips Cin 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000
TTulowitzki Col SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333
CHeadley SD 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
MHolliday StL OF 6 2 2 1 0 1 .333
HPence Hou OF 3 0 0 1 0 2 .000
MByrd ChC OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000
RBernadina Was OF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333
JTabata Pit OF 4 0 3 0 0 0 .750
BPosey SF C 5 1 2 0 0 2 .400
GSoto ChC C 2 0 0 1 3 1 .000
APujols StL UT 5 2 3 3 0 1 .600
ALaRoche Ari CM 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
BConrad Atl MI 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 7 12 6 5 9 .324
2B: TTulowitzki 1(25), MHolliday 1(34), RBernadina 1(15), APujols 1(28)
3B:None
HR: APujols 1(33)
SB: JTabata 1(13)
CS:None
Active Pitchers
Name Tm IP H R ER BB SO BF ERA WHIP
JJohnson Fla 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
MLatos SD 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
JCueto Cin 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
CKershaw LAD 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
EVolquez Cin 0.7 5 5 5 3 1 10 64.29 11.429
JAxford Mil 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
HKuo LAD 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
JHanrahan Pit 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
DHudson Ari 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
YGallardo Mil 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Totals 0.7 5 5 5 3 1 10 64.29 11.429
Wins:None
Losses: EVolquez 1(2)
Saves:None
Blown Saves:None
Holds:None

Standings – Day 138 – August 23rd, 2010

STANDINGS through 08.23.10

Team Name R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP SO TOTAL +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.5 10.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 10.0 82.5 -4.5
Pirate Smokers 9.0 8.0 7.5 4.0 8.0 10.0 3.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 69.5 5.5
Get Off Kong! 8.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 1.0 6.5 9.5 9.0 10.0 8.0 66.0 2.0
Stanimals 3.0 4.0 3.0 7.0 9.0 6.5 1.5 10.0 7.0 5.0 56.0 0.5
Misogynistic Padres 7.0 5.0 6.0 8.0 3.0 8.0 9.5 2.0 1.0 4.0 53.5 -1.5
Goodfellas 5.5 1.0 2.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 5.0 7.0 9.0 7.0 53.5 2.5
Shoeless Jews 5.5 9.0 9.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 7.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 52.5 -1.5
The Pi Train 2.0 7.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 1.5 3.0 3.0 9.0 43.5 -1.5
X-Men 4.0 2.0 7.5 9.5 2.0 2.0 8.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 41.0 -1.5
Cover Zero 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 1.0 6.0 4.0 8.0 1.0 32.0 0.0

STANDINGS FOR CURRENT WEEK

Team R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP SO TOTAL
Atomic Roadrunners 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.0 10.0 4.0 7.5 2.0 3.0 10.0 75.5
Pirate Smokers 2.0 9.0 9.0 4.0 4.0 10.0 5.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 70.0
Goodfellas 8.0 2.0 1.5 6.5 7.0 4.0 9.5 7.0 6.0 7.0 58.5
Shoeless Jews 3.0 7.0 6.5 1.0 5.0 4.0 9.5 6.0 7.0 5.5 54.5
X-Men 4.5 4.5 8.0 6.5 3.0 7.0 2.0 8.0 8.0 1.0 52.5
Cover Zero 1.0 1.0 1.5 3.0 6.0 8.5 5.0 9.0 10.0 5.5 50.5
Get Off Kong! 6.0 4.5 3.0 10.0 1.0 4.0 7.5 4.0 1.0 9.0 50.0
Misogynistic Padres 9.0 8.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 8.5 5.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 49.5
The Pi Train 4.5 4.5 4.0 6.5 8.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 45.5
Stanimals 7.0 4.5 6.5 6.5 9.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 43.5

STANDINGS BY CATEGORY

RUNS
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 844 44 10.0 0.0
Pirate Smokers 723 24 9.0 0.0
Get Off Kong! 716 34 8.0 0.0
Misogynistic Padres 690 38 7.0 1.0
Goodfellas 685 37 5.5 1.5
Shoeless Jews 685 28 5.5 -1.5
X-Men 680 30 4.0 -1.0
Stanimals 665 36 3.0 0.0
The Pi Train 652 30 2.0 0.0
Cover Zero 552 19 1.0 0.0
HOME RUNS
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 183 11 10.0 0.0
Shoeless Jews 169 7 9.0 0.0
Pirate Smokers 163 10 8.0 1.5
The Pi Train 160 6 7.0 -1.0
Get Off Kong! 159 6 6.0 -0.5
Misogynistic Padres 152 8 5.0 1.0
Stanimals 149 6 4.0 1.0
Cover Zero 147 2 3.0 -2.0
X-Men 140 6 2.0 0.0
Goodfellas 135 5 1.0 0.0
RBIS
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 746 46 10.0 0.0
Shoeless Jews 715 31 9.0 0.0
X-Men 670 33 7.5 0.5
Pirate Smokers 670 36 7.5 1.5
Misogynistic Padres 669 29 6.0 -2.0
Get Off Kong! 648 25 5.0 0.0
The Pi Train 627 28 4.0 0.0
Stanimals 622 31 3.0 0.0
Goodfellas 602 21 2.0 0.0
Cover Zero 601 21 1.0 0.0
STOLEN BASES
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 110 6 9.5 0.5
X-Men 110 5 9.5 -0.5
Misogynistic Padres 102 2 8.0 0.0
Stanimals 101 5 7.0 0.0
Goodfellas 98 5 6.0 0.0
The Pi Train 96 5 5.0 0.5
Pirate Smokers 95 4 4.0 -0.5
Get Off Kong! 91 7 3.0 1.0
Shoeless Jews 86 1 2.0 -1.0
Cover Zero 77 3 1.0 0.0
AVERAGE
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners .2779 .3043 10.0 0.0
Stanimals .2742 .2840 9.0 1.0
Pirate Smokers .2736 .2479 8.0 -1.0
Goodfellas .2718 .2724 7.0 0.0
Cover Zero .2715 .2655 6.0 0.0
Shoeless Jews .2705 .2510 5.0 0.0
The Pi Train .2636 .2835 4.0 1.0
Misogynistic Padres .2627 .2362 3.0 -1.0
X-Men .2539 .2440 2.0 0.0
Get Off Kong! .2518 .2182 1.0 0.0
WINS
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Pirate Smokers 82 6 10.0 1.0
Atomic Roadrunners 80 3 9.0 -1.0
Misogynistic Padres 78 5 8.0 0.0
Get Off Kong! 73 3 6.5 0.5
Stanimals 73 2 6.5 -0.5
The Pi Train 71 3 5.0 0.0
Goodfellas 67 3 4.0 0.0
Shoeless Jews 59 3 3.0 0.0
X-Men 58 4 2.0 0.0
Cover Zero 45 5 1.0 0.0
SAVES
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Get Off Kong! 73 3 9.5 1.0
Misogynistic Padres 73 1 9.5 -0.5
X-Men 70 0 8.0 -0.5
Shoeless Jews 60 5 7.0 0.0
Cover Zero 50 1 6.0 0.0
Goodfellas 42 5 5.0 0.0
Atomic Roadrunners 25 3 4.0 1.0
Pirate Smokers 24 1 3.0 -1.0
Stanimals 1 0 1.5 0.0
The Pi Train 1 0 1.5 0.0
ERA
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Stanimals 3.26 4.62 10.0 0.0
Get Off Kong! 3.36 3.88 9.0 0.0
Pirate Smokers 3.61 2.43 8.0 1.0
Goodfellas 3.64 2.77 7.0 1.0
Atomic Roadrunners 3.67 4.43 6.0 -2.0
Shoeless Jews 3.74 2.93 5.0 0.0
Cover Zero 3.91 2.47 4.0 0.0
The Pi Train 4.07 4.07 3.0 0.0
Misogynistic Padres 4.33 3.43 2.0 0.0
X-Men 4.49 2.62 1.0 0.0
(W + H) / IP
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Get Off Kong! 1.223 1.435 10.0 0.0
Goodfellas 1.240 1.247 9.0 0.0
Cover Zero 1.275 0.878 8.0 2.0
Stanimals 1.286 1.382 7.0 -1.0
Pirate Smokers 1.300 0.990 6.0 3.0
Shoeless Jews 1.303 1.063 5.0 1.0
Atomic Roadrunners 1.307 1.413 4.0 -3.0
The Pi Train 1.318 1.355 3.0 -2.0
X-Men 1.408 1.062 2.0 0.0
Misogynistic Padres 1.428 1.416 1.0 0.0
STRIKE OUTS
Team Year Wk PTS +/-
Atomic Roadrunners 1119 72 10.0 0.0
The Pi Train 1047 47 9.0 0.0
Get Off Kong! 1045 69 8.0 0.0
Goodfellas 973 53 7.0 0.0
Pirate Smokers 966 54 6.0 0.0
Stanimals 896 42 5.0 0.0
Misogynistic Padres 880 44 4.0 0.0
X-Men 802 30 3.0 0.0
Shoeless Jews 790 52 2.0 0.0
Cover Zero 754 52 1.0 0.0