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Roster Moves – Week 10 – May 31, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Henry Blanco, Diamondbacks ($1 bid) – add to actives
  • SP Dillon Gee, Mets ($6 bid) – add to actives
  • IF Chris Nelson, Rockies ($0 bid) – add to actives at CM
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($2 bid) – reserve

Up:

  • SP Tim Stauffer

Down:

  • CM Jose Lopez
  • RP Vicente Padilla

Cut:

  • C Buster Posey
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen
  • MI/3B Mike Fontenot
  • SP Chris Narveson

Notes:

  • What a week – possibly the worst ever in AaRr History
    • On Wednesday, May 25th, Marlins OF Scott Cousins collided with C Buster Posey in the 11th inning. Posey flipped with his spikes stuck in the ground, and suffered ankle ligament tears and a broken fibula. After successful surgery, it was announced that he would be out for the year. I was hoping Posey’s AaRr farewell would be another title parade, not a release in May due to injury.
    • The next day, Thursday, May 26th, the Giants also placed SS/3B Mike Fontenot on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain.  Fontenot was injured in the same game as Posey was. Fontenot was cut due to the AaRr roster crunch.
    • Later that day, frustrated with their bench (and me frustrated with Jim Tracy”s managing style and roster construction), the Rockies designated 2B/3B Jose Lopez for assignment.  There’s now ten days to see if anyone wants him, or if he’ll accept an assignment to Triple-A (if that’s even an option).  The situation wasn’t resolved for our WBRL transaction deadline, so we’ll hang onto him to see what transpires this week.
    • Sunday, Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-Day DL with shoulder inflammation.
    • Monday, Cubs 2B Jeff Baker was placed on the 15-Day DL with a groin strain. I have to keep him active, as I have no other 2B available.
    • Keep in mind, both RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) and OF Nate McLouth (oblique) had been placed on the DL in week 8 (May 19th and 23rd, respectively).  Also, on May 23rd, SP Edinson Volquez was sent down to Triple-A.
  • So, the acquisitions:
    • C Henry Blanco was the best of a bad crop of replacement catchers. He’s a backup with pop.  Dodgers’ C Dioner Navarro was the contingency bid.
    • RP Hong-Chih Kuo re-joins the squad, though he’s still on the 15-Day DL for his anxiety disorder.  Reports have him throwing at 90% in rehab appearances.  Although I really should cut our losses with chasing the Dodger bullpen.  Five different pitchers earned their most-recent five saves. Contingency bids were Mets RP Bobby Parnell and Pirates RP Jose Veras.
    • IF Nelson has some pop and has some positional flexibility.  Maybe Jim Tracy will give him a shot at 2B, while EY Jr. is forcing Dexter Fowler to the pine.  I figured that Tracy would peg reserve Jonathan Herrera as the starter over Lopez after Spring Training.  Contingency bids were Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (in for injured Orlando Hudson). I declined to bid on Giants SS Brandon Crawford because he didn’t have 2B eligibility.
  • On top of all that, OnRoto had a hard drive crash (the “baseball3” server), so FAAB bids weren’t processed until 14 hours later than usual.  Roster moves for this period are being updated manually by the Commissioner – yours truly.

Posey Batting .643 on the Spring

Buster Posey went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI against the Mariners on Sunday, upping his spring average to .643. In addition to that average, he’s posted two home runs and seven RBI through his first six spring contests. If you’re looking for early evidence of a sophomore slump from last year’s National League Rookie of the Year, you won’t find it here. (Rotoworld)

Posey Homers Again – This Time Against Dodgers

Buster Posey went 1-for-2 with his second home run of the spring Friday against the Dodgers. He also walked in one of his three plate appearances. It’s Posey’s second straight game with a longball, and he’s now collected eight hits in his first 12 spring at-bats. Posey is Rotoworld’s No. 2 ranked fantasy catcher behind the Twins’ Joe Mauer. (Rotoworld)

Posey Homers Against Rockies

Buster Posey went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday’s 7-5 win over the Rockies. He also walked, reaching base in all three plate appearances. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year’s spring is off to a nice start, as Posey has picked up seven hits in his first 10 at-bats. He’ll be one of the first catchers to come off the board in fantasy drafts this spring. (Rotoworld)

Posey has Multiple Hits in Spring Training Opener

Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with a two-run double as the Giants edged the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday in the first official game of the spring. Arizona rallied late, scoring two runs off Casey Daigle in the top of the ninth, but it wasn’t enough, and the Giants won despite getting outhit 10-7 and outhomered 1-0. Posey was the lone Giant with multiple hits, though Andres Torres walked twice and scored a couple of runs. (Rotoworld)

Posey to Catch 135 Games, Little Time at 1B

Manager Bruce Bochy anticipates Posey will start upward of 135 games this season and won’t be used at first base often, the San Jose Mercury News reports. In fact, he may see no time at first base. “If any,” Bochy said. “When he gets a day off, I want him to get a complete day off.” The plan makes sense, and while Posey doesn’t have the benefit of catchers in the A.L. who can DH during days off, he still enters 2011 among the elite fantasy options behind the dish. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:

Trade:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)

Release:

  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)

Note:

  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Buster Posey Named NL Rookie of the Year

Buster Posey won the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Posey got a whopping 20 first place votes — 11 more than Braves outfielder Jason Heyward. The 23-year-old catcher turned in a .305/.357/.505 batting line, 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 108 games for the World Series champion Giants this season and will be a major fantasy asset for many years to come. Rangers closer Neftali Feliz won the award over in the American League.

From MLB.com:

Giants catcher Buster Posey, who burst onto the scene upon arriving in the Major Leagues on Memorial Day weekend, was named the winner of the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, besting early-season favorite Jason Heyward of the Braves.

Posey received 20 first-place votes, nine second-place votes and two third-place tallies for 129 points. Heyward received the opposite: nine first-place votes, 20 second-place votes and two thirds.

Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia was third with 24 points and Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez was fourth with 18.

The Giants’ first-round Draft pick in 2008, Posey’s reputation preceeded his arrival in San Francisco. The Florida State product made his Major League debut with the Giants in September 2009, but appeared in only seven games. The 23-year-old backstop began the ’10 season with Triple-A Fresno, from where he all but forced San Francisco to promote him. Posey hit .349 with six homers in the first 47 games of the season in the Minors before getting the call to the Majors on May 29.

He continued his hot hitting in his first Major League action of the season, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs against the D-backs. Posey manned first base for most of June, until the Giants traded catcher Bengie Molina to the Rangers on July 1, opening the starting job for the rookie.

Posey blasted his way through opposing pitchers in the month of July, batting .417 with seven homers and 24 RBIs en route to winning NL Rookie of the Month honors. Also in July, Posey strung together a 21-game hit streak that fell one game short of tying the Giants’ rookie mark set by Hall of Famer Willie McCovey in 1959.

It wasn’t just Posey’s offense that caught the league’s attention. The backstop managed one of the league’s top pitching staffs, one that that included two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, in the midst of a tight pennant race. And he threw out 37 percent of would-be basestealers.

Posey cooled off a bit at the plate in August but rebounded with eight homers in the season’s stretch run in September and October. The rookie worked his way into the cleanup spot, from where he helped lift the Giants over the Padres and into the playoffs as the NL West champions on the season’s final day.

Though voting for the Rookie of the Year awards was completed by the end of the regular season, Posey performed with poise in the playoffs, batting .288 with five RBIs while helping to lead his club to a World Series title.

After Posey, Jason Heyward, Jaime Garcia, Gaby Sanchez, Neil Walker, Starlin Castro, Ike Davis, Jose Tabata, and Jonny Venters

2010 Internet Baseball Awards Announced

National League MVP

 Rnk Name                      1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10       B       P
  1. Joey Votto              562  237   51   21    7    4    1    0    0    2     885   10624
  2. Albert Pujols           261  399  154   49   23   16    2    3    1    0     908    9057
  5. Troy Tulowitzki          12   44  114  148  142   79   56   34   27   13     669    4152
  8. Matt Holliday             0    1   14   44   53   50   53   38   26   31     310    1406
 10. Buster Posey              2    6   16   19   36   25   27   20   10    9     170     881
 28. Josh Johnson              0    0    0    1    4   13    4   11   12    5      50     174
 30. Mat Latos                 0    0    1    1    5    6    3    6    3    4      29     115
 32. Brandon Phillips          0    0    3    0    3    1    2    3    1    3      16      69
 32. Prince Fielder            0    1    0    1    3    3    0    3    4    3      18      69
 40. Omar Infante              0    0    1    2    2    1    0    2    2    3      13      52
 45. Hunter Pence              0    0    1    1    1    0    0    3    0    1       7      31
 51. Clayton Kershaw           0    0    0    1    0    0    1    1    0    1       4      15
 53. Danny Hudson              1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1      14
 58. Ian Kennedy               0    0    1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       2      13
 62. Geovany Soto              0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1    4       6      10
 67. Madison Bumgarner         0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       8
 67. Jaime Garcia              0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    1       2       8
 67. Adam Laroche              0    0    0    0    0    0    2    0    0    0       2       8
 76. Hong-Chih Kuo             0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0       1       4
 82. Jose Contreras            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       1       3

National League Cy Young

Rnk Name                        1      2      3      4      5       B       P
  1. Roy Halladay              836     57     10      2      1     906    8816
  4. Josh Johnson                6    115    170    147    100     538    2256
  7. Mat Latos                   0     22     29     50     52     153     501
 12. Clayton Kershaw             1      5      9     11     25      51     148
 17. Danny Hudson                2      0      2      2      1       7      37
 24. Yovani Gallardo             0      0      1      1      3       5      11
 25. Johnny Cueto                1      0      0      0      0       1      10
 28. Ian Kennedy                 0      1      0      0      1       2       8
 28. Hong-Chih Kuo               0      0      1      0      3       4       8
 37. Madison Bumgarner           0      0      0      0      1       1       1
 37. Tyler Clippard              0      0      0      0      1       1       1

National League Rookie of the Year

 Rnk Name                        1      2      3      4      5       B       P
  1. Buster Posey              421    351     56     15      2     845    6994
  7. Danny Hudson                3     12     29     37     30     111     400
  8. Madison Bumgarner           1      5     28     52     43     129     384
 12. John Axford                 5      2     16     20     29      72     233
 20. Jose Tabata                 0      3      7     10      5      25      91
 24. Drew Storen                 0      0      1      4      0       5      17
 32. Brooks Conrad               0      0      1      1      1       3       9
 37. Roger Bernadina             0      0      0      2      0       2       6
 39. Kenley Jansen               0      0      1      0      0       1       5

Posey Goes 4-for-5 in Fame 4

Buster Posey went 4-for-5 with two RBI on Wednesday as the Giants beat the Phillies in Game 4 of the NLCS. What more is there to say about the 23-year-old? He’s playing like a veteran superstar and is now one game from the World Series in his first season of major league action. Posey hit an RBI single in the first inning Wednesday, an RBI double in the third and also added two singles. (Rotoworld)