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Posts tagged ‘Brian Barden’

Roster Moves – June 9th – Week 10

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Carlos Ruiz, Phillies ($2 bid, add to actives at DH)
  • MI Brendan Ryan, Cardinals ($0 bid, add to actives at MI)
  • 1B Fernando Tatis, Mets ($1 bid, add to actives at 1B)
  • SP Antonio Bastardo, Phillies ($3 bid, add to actives)
  • SP Matt Maloney, Reds ($2 bid, add to actives)
  • RP Clay Zavada, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, add to actives)

Up:

  • C Chris Iannetta

Down:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman (15-Day DL – shin contusion)
  • SS Jose Reyes (15-Day DL – hamstring and calf)
  • DH Jake Fox
  • RP Matt Lindstrom
  • RP John Grabow

Cut:

  • C Robinzon Diaz
  • RP Kyle McClellan
  • RP Clay Condrey
  • OF Jody Gerut
  • 3B Brian Barden
  • OF Austin Kearns

Notes:

  • Bastardo was also bid on by The Pi Train ($1) and Misogynistic Padres ($0)
  • Ruiz was also bid on by Misogynistic Padres ($0)
  • Iannetta is scheduled to be activated from the 15-Day DL today
  • Both Ruiz and Ryan have been on the Roadrunners previously
  • Tatis was originally drafted by The Pi Train in the 6th Round of the 2009 WBRL Minor League draft, thus his salary is $10
  • Zavada’s middle name is “Pflibson”

Roster Moves – June 2nd – Week 9

Trade:

  • OF Conor Jackson (along with AaRr 12th-Round Minor League Draft) to The Pi Train, for his 4th-Round Minor League Draft in 2010.

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • DH Jake Fox, Cubs ($3, add to actives)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($0, reserve)

Up:

  • P Matt Lindstrom
  • P Sean West
  • OF Matt Diaz

Down:

  • DH Brian Barden
  • P Kyle McClellan
  • P Kenshin Kawakami
  • OF Austin Kearns

Cut:

  • OF Jonny Gomes

Notes:

  • San Diego RP Edward Mujica was a backup pickup if Fox wasn’t acquired.  He was picked up by Get Off Kong!
  • Conor Jackson may not return this season, due to his contraction of Valley Fever.  He’s currently on the 15-Day DL, and based on his $16 price tag and .190 batting average, he probably isn’t a candidate to be protected.

Roster Moves – May 19th – Week 7

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Randy Wells, Cubs ($7 bid, activate)
  • RP Dan Meyer, Marlins ($0 bid, activate)

Up:

  • 3B Brian Barden (to DH)
  • RP Kyle McClellan

Down:

  • OF Matt Diaz (from DH)
  • SP Todd Wellemeyer
  • SP Chad Gaudin

Cut:

  • SP Mitchell Boggs
  • SP Felipe Paulino

Barden Hitting Here-and-There

3B Brian Barden’s fourth-inning double Sunday snapped a nothing-for-14 slump. He had been NL Rookie of the Month for April but had seemed to be pressing in irregular duty in May. Barden is neither as great as he showed in April or as bad as he has looked in May, but he remains a decent sleeper in deeper NL-only formats. Consider him a candidate to get hot in Fantasy Week 6 (May 11-17). (CBS Sports)

Barden Named NL Rookie-of-the-Month for April

Brian Barden won NL Rookie of the Month honors for April. Since April is the first month of the season, we guess that makes Barden the unlikely frontrunner for Rookie of the Year. He hit .385 with three home runs in April. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – May 5th – Week 5

FAAB Acquisition:

  • RP Clay Condrey, Phillies ($0 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • SP Shairon Martis
  • SP Chad Gaudin
  • CM Emilio Bonifacio
  • OF Austin Kearns (to DH)

Move:

  • 1B Conor Jackson (to OF)
  • CM Casey Kotchman (to 1B)

Down:

  • RP John Grabow
  • RP Kyle McClellan
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • 3B Brian Barden
  • OF Jody Gerut

Cut:

  • OF Jose Tabata (Minors)

Notes:

  • Tabata will miss the next six weeks with a hamstring strain, and he was only hitting .250 at AA Altoona, so at this point he’s not a strong protection for 2010.

Barden to See More Time at Shortstop

According to The Sports Xchange, with two shortstops already down with injuries, Brian Barden stepped forward Wednesday night. Regular shortstop Khalil Greene will be out a few days with a sore right forearm, and backup Brendan Ryan, who again played brilliantly in the field, had to leave the game with a tight hamstring in the fifth inning as he ran out a foul ball. Barden, the last shortstop left, entered Ryan’s at-bat with a 2-2 count and singled to keep an inning alive. With Ryan going on the DL and Greene out another couple of days, Barden can help people in daily leagues for the remainder of Fantasy Week 4 and could even have some increased value in Fantasy Week 5 (May 4-10) in NL-only leagues. Barden is off to a good start this season, hitting .385 with three homers and six RBI. (CBS Sports)

Barden Gets Rare Leadoff Assignment

Brian Barden is hitting leadoff for the Cardinals against Braves lefty Jo-Jo Reyes on Tuesday. There’s no reason to think that this will be a regular gig, but owners in NL-only leagues should enjoy the opportunity for increased production Tuesday night. (Rotoworld)

Barden Goes 3-for-3 with Two RBI

Brian Barden went 3-for-3 with two RBI, with a run and a walk, while starting at third base Saturday. He appeared in the Cardinals’ past five games, two of which he started. He should split time at third with Joe Thurston until Troy Glaus returns in June. Barden has a very high average right now after 31 at bats. He also has three homers and six RBI, both decent figures for a guy that doesn’t play every single day. Barden will get enough at bats, however, to remain useful in NL-only leagues, especially when he’s hot with the stick. (Rotowire, CBS Sports)

Meet the New Guys: Barden, Diaz, Gutierrez, Paulino

Versatile to play four infield positions, Brian Barden, the former Diamondbacks prospect, is in a good situation with the Cardinals. He’s half of the 3B platoon while Troy Glaus is out (through June, at least), and he’s also capable at SS and 2B. He can play 1B, but usually Chris Duncan will fill in for Pujols first. Barden has been seeing some time at short and will find himself in the lineup as long as he can remain productive. His ceiling is not very high, so this could end fairly quickly. However, anyone on this type of run is worth taking a flier on in NL-only play at least. He already has 3 HR and a .391 average in just 23 at-bats so far.

Braves OF Matt Diaz is finding his way into more playing time in Atlanta. Diaz will continue to make on-and-off starts for the Braves this season. He’s an excellent contact hitter with above-average pop, but because he doesn’t get regular at-bats, he’s not worth owning outside of deeper NL-only leagues. However, with platoon-mate Garrett Anderson hitting the Disabled List for a strained quadriceps, Diaz looks to be the go-to-guy in left, at least through April.

Diamondbacks reliever Juan Gutierrez wasn’t high on the closer food chain, but he has already moved past Jon Rauch to sit closer to manager Bob Melvin in his bullpen Circle of Trust. (Rotowire) Gutierrez has long-term potential, but he is nothing more than a low-end middle reliever for the deepest of NL-only leagues that use true middle men at this point. Acquired from Houston in the Jose Valverde-Chad Qualls del, Gutierrez has been very solid this season, and he struck out five in two scoreless innings Sunday, and looked good doing it.

Houston starter Felipe Paulino has teased us in the past. Once a high-profile (at least for the Astros) starter, injuries have cost Paulino most of 2007, and he was ineffective last season. However, in a spot start filling in for the injured Brian Moehler, he did not allow a run on three hits over six innings on Sunday against the Reds but still didn’t pick up the win. Paulino was saddled with a no decision as the Reds ended up winning by besting Geoff Geary later in the game. Paulino walked two and had six K’s. “We got a great start from Paulino,” manager Cecil Cooper said. “I think he did a terrific job today. He just kind of ran out of pitches a little bit, but I thought he was really overpowering, and he opened a lot of eyes.” Paulino was called up to make this start from Triple-A. If it was up to us, Paulino would not be going down to the minors again so soon after Sunday’s performance. He was dazzling while in the game. Paulino had only three career starts coming in to Sunday’s game and he was 2-1 with a 7.11 in 2006. Paulino was a top pitching prospect before arm injuries set him back. It seems his career is on track and now Houston will give him a shot. Consider him a NL-only Fantasy SP unless the matchups are great in his favor. That won’t be in Week 3 (April 20-26) however as he only pitches once against the Brewers and Yovani Gallardo on Friday. (CBS Sports)