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Posts tagged ‘Brooks Conrad’

Say Goodbye to: Brooks Conrad, Geovany Soto

MI – Brooks Conrad
Acquired: August 17th, 2010 ($2 FAAB)
Released: September 21st, 2010
Braves utility player Brooks Conrad was signed late in the season for the second-straight campaign, hoping to provide some pop at the middle-infield position. Having previously dumped much-better Omar Infante, Conrad was recruited as yet another stop-gap in the middle infield for the RoadRunners. When his at-bats started to diminish again, he became less useful, obviously.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 20, 23 9 .333 2 0 2 0
Reserved Weeks 21-22, 24 11 .091 1 0 0 0

 

C – Geovany Soto
Acquired: In Trade, August 17th, 2010 (from The Pi Train)
Released: September 21st, 2010
Geovany Soto was a throw-in to the August deadline deal that brought Albert Pujols and Dan Hudson (along with Yovani Gallardo) to the RoadRunners in our quest for the title. Soto was acquired on the DL, though he started the following week after coming back from a strained shoulder. That same shoulder is the reason for Soto’s release, as with the Cubs officially eliminated from the NL Central and Wild Card races, Soto underwent season-ending surgery yesterday to correct the injury, and he should be ready for Spring Training.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 20-24 58 .241 6 2 8 0

Roster Moves – Week 25 – September 21st, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C A.J. Ellis, Dodgers ($0 bid), Add to actives
  • 2B Jonathan Herrera, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at MI

Up:

  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • MI Angel Sanchez
  • SP Mat Latos

Cut:

  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • C Geovany Soto

Notes:

  • Herrera re-joins the RoadRunners this season.  He was previously FAAB’d for $6 in Week 12 (June 22nd) as backup for Troy Tulowitzki, who went on the DL with the broken wrist.  He was then released in Week 17 (July 27th).
  • Latos was sent down for the rest of the season. He is completely gassed, and he gave up 8 earned in 1-1/3 innings this week.  That’s bad news for the Padres’ playoff hopes.
  • Geovany Soto is out for the remainder of the season.  Soto underwent shoulder surgery on Sunday, and with a three-month recovery time, should be ready for the start of Spring Training.
  • No other FAAB bids were recorded this week.
  • Former two-time 2010 AaRr outfielder Matt Diaz endeared himself to the Philadelphia fans by tripping and aiding in the capture of  a fan that ran onto the field in the bottom of the 7th inning last night.

Roster Moves – Week 24 – September 14th, 2010

FAAB Acquisition:

  • SS Angel Sanchez, Astros ($0 bid) – Active at MI

Up:

  • 3B Chase Headley
  • OF Drew Stubbs (to UT)
  • SP Edinson VolquezCMCM
  • SP Yovani Gallardo
  • SP Ian Kennedy

Move:

  • UT Albert Pujols (to CM)

Down:

  • CM Adam LaRoche
  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • RP Aroldis Chapman
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • SP Josh Johnson

Cut:

  • MI Geoff Blum

Notes:

  • The Marlins have shut down SP Josh Johnson for the 2010 season. He has an inflamed shoulder and a pulled back muscle, and he missed a throwing session over the weekend.  Since Johnson’s WBRL contract expires after this season, I guess it’s goodbye.
  • Hitting roster moves for this week were made purely on a batting average and stolen base basis.  So LaRoche (who contributes only in HR and RBI and is slumping a bit) goes to the bench for the first time in 2010.  Similarly, slumping 3B Chase Headley gets activated over similarly-slumping Casey Blake, due to Blake’s lack of mobility.
  • The only other team to make FAAB pickups, second-place Get Off Kong!, picked up former 2010 Roadrunner Luis Durango of the Padres.
  • Contingent selections for Sanchez were Colorado’s Jonathan Herrera (previously on the 2010 Roadrunners), and Cubs’ MI Darwin Barney.

Roster Moves – Week 23 – September 7th, 2010

Up:

  • OF Marlon Byrd
  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • RP Tyler Clippard

Down:

  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • MI Geoff Blum
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Note:

  • SP Edinson Volquez was recalled from Single-A Dayton, and may replace Aaron Harang in the rotation.

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.

Meet the New Guy: Brooks Conrad

Braves utility infielder Brooks Conrad re-joins the RoadRunners to shore up the MI spot, as he was a RoadRunner for two weeks in 2009 (Weeks 15-16, July 16th-28th, 2009). With both Chipper Jones and Martin Prado on the DL, Conrad has been playing at second base this week. Brooks Conrad provided the only offense Friday night with a solo home run in the Braves’ 1-0 win over the Dodgers. For one night, the Braves can forget about Chipper Jones’ torn ACL. However, don’t go running to the wire to add Conrad. Although he’ll get the majority of the starts at third base, he’s more of a defensive utility man than bat. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 20 – August 17th, 2010

Trade:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:
    • 1B Albert Pujols, Cardinals (active at UT)
    • C Geovani Soto, Cubs (active at C)
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers (active)
    • SP Daniel Hudson, Diamondbacks (active)
  • The Pi Train receives:
    • RP Drew Storen, Nationals
    • SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
    • 1B Brandon Belt, Giants (minors)

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Brooks Conrad, Braves ($2 bid), Add to actives

Up:

  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo

Down:

  • C Ronny Paulino
  • OF Lorenzo Cain
  • SP Randy Wells

Cut:

  • 2B Luis Castillo
  • OF Matt Diaz

Notes:

  • Cubs C Geovany Soto is currently on the 15-Day disabled list (retroactive to August 7th) with an injured throwing shoulder.  There are chances that he will not return this season, but the latest news is that he’s scheduled to take batting practice later today, and may return on Sunday, August 22nd.
  • The Pi Train had coveted Storen all summer, and Bumgarner only has one season remaining on his contract.
  • Goodfellas picked up former Roadrunner Danny Espinosa of the Nationals.  There’s a chance he might get a September audition, but he can no longer be protected in the minor leagues (this season).
  • Of the new acquisitions, only Gallardo is protectable (2/$27). Both Soto ($10) and Pujols ($37) have expiring contracts, and Hudson was traded in-season from the White Sox (AL) in the Edwin Jackson deal.
  • In a stunning move, Pirate Smokers made transactions today.  Having only previously made a move on April 27th (Jason Heyward up, Carlos Beltran down), Mark made two pickups (Octavio Dotel and Sergio Casilla), activated Beltran finally (he came off the DL in July) and finally sent down Brandon Webb (60-Day DL, likely to miss all of 2010).

Roster Moves – July 28 – Week 17

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, active at 2B)
  • OF Delwyn Young, Pirates ($0 bid, active at OF)
  • 1B Steve Pearce, Pirates ($5 bid, active at UT)
  • RP Rafael Betancourt ($3 bid, active)

Up:

  • C  John Baker

Down:

  • C Ryan Hanigan
  • OF John Bowker

Cut:

  • 3B Brett Wallace
  • OF Chris Duncan
  • 2B Brooks Conrad
  • SP Ryan Sadowski

Notes:

  • Cardinals OF Chris Duncan was sent down to AAA Memphis on July 22nd.  Later that day, he was traded to Boston for SS Julio Lugo
  • Braves 2B Brooks Conrad was send down to AAA on July 23rd
  • Rafael Betancourt was acquired by the Rockies from the Indians for RHP prospect Connor Graham.
  • Cardinals 3B prospect Brett Wallace was traded to the Oakland A’s on July 24th as the centerpiece of the package for OF Matt Holliday
  • Giants 1B/OF John Bowker was sent down to AAA Fresno after the FAAB deadline to make room for the newly-acquired Ryan Garko
  • I bid maximum $35 for Matt Holliday. Goodfellas won the bidding with a $96 bid, while  Shoeless Jews bid $75, Misogynistic Padres bid $53, X-Men bid $48, and Get Off Kong! bid $43
  • I bid $21 for new Cardinals MI Julio Lugo.  Shoeless Jews won the bidding with a $25 bid, and Get Off Kong bid $14.
  • I won the bidding for Steve Pearce (formerly Steven Pearce) with a $5 bid.  Both X-Men and Get Off Kong! bid $4, while Misogynistic Padres bid $0.
  • Pearce’s salary was adjusted back to $1. He was drafted by The Pi Train in 2009, who released him July 14th.
  • I won the bidding for Delwyn Young with a $0 bid.  Stanimals also bid $0, but due to the standings, he was .5 points ahead of me in the standings, so I win.  Here are his comments:

At 2009-07-28 09:43:26, Stanimals wrote:
So I lose Delwyn Young to Flynn because I’m a half-point ahead of him in the standings on the day the bids go through, even though I’ve been behind him the entire year, and I’m again behind him today and may be the rest of the year.  We have to change this rule.  Absolute crap.

And follow up:

At 2009-07-28 11:24:19, Atomic Roadrunners wrote:
You want Delwyn Frickin’ Young? Bid more than $0, cheap ass!

At 2009-07-28 12:01:13, Goodfellas wrote:
Stan, FYI-Dmitri is still available…I will not be making a bid, so you only have to worry about Mark edging you out with a $O bid.

Roster Moves – July 16 – Week 15

Trades:

Trade 1:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives: Reds SP Edinson Volquez (active), Brewers 1B Prince Fielder (active at 1B)
  • Get Off Kong! receives: Giants SP Tim Lincecum, Mets SS Jose Reyes

Trade 2:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives: Giants AAA C Buster Posey
  • Shoeless Jews receives: Cubs SS Ryan Theriot

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • John Bowker, 1B/OF Giants ($5 bid, active at OF)
  • Mat Latos, SP Padres ($5 bid, reserve)
  • Brooks Conrad, 2B Braves ($0 bid, active at 2B)

Up:

  • OF Chris Duncan

Down:

  • 3B Mat Gamel

Move:

  • CM Emilio Bonifacio (to 3B)
  • 2B Brendan Ryan (to SS)
  • SS Alex Cora (to MI)
  • 1B Casey Kotchman (to CM)

Cut:

  • RP Nick Masset
  • OF Andres Torres
  • OF Alex Romero

Notes:

  • Lost on bidding for Pirates 1B/OFGarrett Jones.  I bid $5, The Pi Train bid $16
  • Minor league starter Mat Latos re-joins the Roadrunners, as he was cut June 30th
  • Giants OF John Bowker re-joins the Roadrunners.  He was on the squad for several months in 2008.