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Posts tagged ‘Adam Dunn’

Roster Moves – June 30th – Week 13

Trades:

Trade 1:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:  Reds SP Johnny Cueto
  • Cover Zero receives: Nationals OF Adam Dunn

Trade 2:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:
    • Diamondbacks SP Max Scherzer
    • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw
    • Cardinals 3B Prospect Brett Wallace
  • Misogynistic Padres receives:
    • Braves 3B Chipper Jones
    • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips
    • Giants Closer Brian Wilson
    • Braves SP Kenshin Kawakami

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • Jon Rauch, RP Diamondbacks ($0 bid, reserve)
  • Alex Romero, OF Diamondbacks ($0 bid, active)

Up:

  • CM Emilio Bonifacio
  • RP Nick Masset
  • OF Andres Torres (to DH)

Down:

  • RP Matt Lindstrom
  • SP Shairon Martis

Move:

  • 2B Matt Downs (from DH – replaces Brandon Phillips)
  • 3B Mat Gamel (from CM – replaces Chipper Jones)

Cut:

  • SP Mat Latos (prospect)

Notes:

  • RP Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-Day DL on June 25th with elbow inflammation.  Will be out at least six weeks
  • SP Shairon Martis was optioned to AAA Columbus on June 28th
  • SP Antonio Bastardo was placed on the 15-Day DL on June 30th with a left shoulder strain
  • Jon Rauch was originally protected by Misogynistic Padres for 2009, and was released on May 12th.  He retains his contract and salary – signed through 2010 for $1.
  • Former RoadRunner Chad Gaudin was selected by X-Men for $6.  I had bid $5 to re-acquire Gaudin after two stellar outings.
  • Former RoadRunner Jake Fox was selected by X-Men for $11 due to his strong interleague performance.
  • The first big AL Free Agent joined the NL.  In this case, Mark DeRosa was traded to the Cardinals on Thursday.  Bidding was as follows:
    • $70 Stanimals
    • $46 X-Men
    • $45 Atomic Roadrunners (max bid)
    • $43 Shoeless Jews
    • $33 Get Off Kong!
    • $25 Cover Zero

Slumping Dunn Blasts 18th Homer Against Yankees

Adam Dunn launched his 18th home run in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday night. Dunn was 1-for-3 with a walk. The fourth inning homer was his first since June 6. Even with the brief hiatus, he currently ranks fifth in the National League in homers. It was a solo shot off of Chien-Ming Wang to open the scoring in the game. Dunn also drew a walk in the game and struck out once.Dunn is having a poor month of June, hitting only two home runs and sporting a paltry .209 batting average. He’s struck out 69 times this season and drawn 51 walks. He’s still a must-start option however, considering his power potential and ability to draw walks. He typically is able to make up for the overabundance of strikeouts. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)

Dunn Homers Twice, Drives in Six Over Orioles

Adam Dunn homered twice to drive in six runs as the Nationals topped the Orioles 8-5 on Sunday. Dunn’s first homer was a two-run shot off starter Brad Bergeson. He then added a grand slam off left-hander Jamie Walker to give the Nationals the lead in the seventh inning. Dunn ranks third in the National League in both homers (14, tie) and RBI (39). (Rotoworld)

Dunn Triggers Come-from-Behind Win Over Buccos

Adam Dunn’s eighth-inning RBI single scored the winning run as the Nationals came back to defeat the Pirates 5-4 on Thursday night. The Nats entered the eighth inning trailing by one, but Ryan Zimmerman tied the game with an RBI single and Dunn followed up with his go-ahead hit. Joel Hanrahan pitched a scoreless ninth to protect the lead and end a seven-game losing streak. (Rotoworld)

Dunn Homers Against Pirates – First in Ten Days

Adam Dunn homered and walked twice in an extra-inning loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night. It breaks a big-time drought for Dunn as his last home run was against the Diamondbacks on May 10. His batting average has tapered off a bit, but he’s still been a monster at the dish with a .287/.430/.596 line. (Rotoworld)

No Worries – Dunn Given First Day Off

Adam Dunn was out of the lineup for the first time all season on Wednesday, the Washington Times reports. With a lefty (Barry Zito) on the hill and an off-day Thursday, the timing seemed good to give Dunn some time to re-charge his batteries. (Rotowire)

Dunn Homers Twice Against Diamondbacks – Batting .311

Adam Dunn belted a pair of long balls to drive in three runs against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Dunn also added a single, raising his average to an uncharacteristically high .311. Dunn is second in the National League with 11 home runs and is tied for the league lead with 27 walks. Nats fans should be ever so gracious to former general manager Jim Bowden for signing him. Dunn is off to a fantastic start on the season and now has 11 homers and 28 RBI. The fears about him getting hurt by his home park aren’t entirely misplaced – while acknowledging it’s a small sample, even before Sunday’s game his OPS was over .300 higher on the road. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Dunn Off to a Fine Start with 8 HRs

Adam Dunn was 2-for-5 with a home run in a win over the Diamondbacks on Friday. Dunn now has eight homers to go along with 24 RBI. He leads the Nationals in both categories. After 28 games this season, he now has as many homers with the Nationals as he had in 44 games with the Diamondbacks last season. (Rotoworld)

Dunn Afire Against Cards – Blasts 7th Homer

Adam Dunn blasted a three-run home run in a 6-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. Dunn now has seven homers to go along with 18 RBI this season. The three-run shot extended the Nationals’ lead to 4-0. Dunn also drew a walk in the loss. Dunn has just two hits in his last four games, dropping his batting average to below .300. He now has seven homers, however, with 18 RBI and a .610 slugging percentage with a .460 on-base percentage. Unless his high strikeout count is devastating your team, he should remain active in all leagues through thick and thin. His batting average sits at .299 — a number that will surely go down in time. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)

Dunn Blasts Sixth Homer – Only Nationals Run of the Night

Adam Dunn homered for the sixth time this season in a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday. It was the Nationals’ only run of the night. Dunn was 2-for-3 and also drew a walk in the loss. He leads the team in homers and RBI with 15. Dunn is batting .328 on the season and has actually walked more than he has struck out so far. He generally ranks among the league leaders in both statistics, but with more strikeouts than walks. As one of the few big bats in the Nationals lineup, opposing pitchers might continue to pitch around him, giving him a career high in walks. He could actually have one of his better seasons, so keep the 40-homer threat active in all Fantasy formats. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)