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Posts tagged ‘Carlos Ruiz’

Roster Moves – June 23rd – Week 12

Free Agent Acquisitions:

  • Kyle Blanks, OF/1B Padres  ($17 bid) reserve
  • Ryan Hanigan, C Reds ($5 bid) up to C
  • Matt Downs, 2B Giants ($0 bid) 2B, active at UT
  • Drew Stubbs, OF Reds ($0 bid) reserve

Up:

  • CM Mat Gamel
  • SP Kenshin Kawakami
  • RP Matt Lindstrom

Down:

  • RP Nick Masset
  • OF Andres Torres
  • CM Emilio Bonifacio
  • C John Baker

Cut:

  • John Grabow
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Fernando Tatis
  • Matt Maloney

Notes:

  • Missed out on bidding for Kevin Correia.  I bid $2, and X-Men bid $1 and Misogynistic Padres bid $0, but Get Off Kong! bid $7.
  • Blanks was originally a 3rd round pick by Misogynistic Padres, but was released last week.
  • Blanks’ nickname is apparently the “Pillsbury ‘Fro Boy” – at least online

Roster Moves – June 16th – Week 11

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Nick Masset, Reds ($1 bid, Add to Actives)
  • OF Andres Torres, Giants ($1 bid, Add to Actives at DH)

Up:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman
  • P Shairon Martis

Down:

  • C Carlos Ruiz
  • 1B Fernando Tatis
  • P Todd Wellemeyer
  • P Antonio Bastardo

Cut:

  • P Chad Gaudin
  • DH Jake Fox

Notes:

  • Get Off Kong! also bid on Nick Masset($1 bid) but AaRr won due to standings.
  • 1B Casey Kotchman is scheduled to be activated from DL today, June 16th.

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 – September 16th

FAAB Acquisition:

  • P James Parr, Braves [$0 bid, reserve]

Up:

  • OF Chris Dickerson
  • SS Ryan Theriot
  • P Mike Gonzalez

Down:

  • OF Corey Hart
  • 2B Brandon Phillips
  • P Brandon Lyon

Cut:

  • P Jaime Garcia

Notes:

  • MI Blake DeWitt moves from MI to 2B, and Theriot is activated at MI
  • Stanimals acquired former Roadrunner C Carlos Ruiz in an attempt to bolster his lineup.  Stanimals and Goodfellas are tied for fourth place.

Say Goodbye To: Sean Marshall, Carlos Ruiz

Sean Marshall has lost both of his starts since joining the Cubs rotation, but has 13 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings. Marshall’s time in the Cubs rotation is about to end as Carlos Zambrano (shoulder) is ready to come off the DL as early as Friday. When active, Marshall is primarily a NL-only Fantasy SP. (CBS Sports)

Carlos Ruiz has struggled to hit left-handed pitching throughout his career. Last season, Ruiz batted .189 against left-handers, and after going 0-for-3 Tuesday night against Red Sox LHP Jon Lester, he is batting only .194 against lefties this season. “Chooch has to get better on lefties,” said manager Charlie Manuel, who could start to use backup C Chris Coste more often against left-handers. Ruiz has been a bust for Fantasy owners and nothing more than an NL-only option at this point. Coste can mash when he plays, so consider him the better option between the two in deeper Rotisserie formats. (CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – July 1st

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • P Tommy Hanson, Braves [$3 bid, reserve]
  • P Jared Burton, Reds [$2 bid, reserve]

Up:

  • P Todd Wellemeyer, Cardinals
  • P Charlie Morton, Braves

Down:

  • P Brett Myers, Phillies

Cut:

  • P Sean Marshall, Cubs
  • C Carlos Ruiz, Phillies

Ruiz Nabs Career-High Four Hits in Phillies Onslaught

Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-6 with two doubles and four RBI in Friday’s rout of the Cardinals. Everyone hit for the Phillies tonight, so this probably won’t make a big difference as Ruiz tries to regain some of the at-bats he’s lost to Chris Coste. He raised his average from .217 to .235. (Rotoworld)

Coste, Ruiz Splitting Time Evenly – Coste Misses A Day

Since May 13, Chris Coste has started 14 times behind the plate compared to 12 for Carlos Ruiz.
Coste is batting .313 while Ruiz is at .226, so the depth chart lines have been blurred. “Right now, Coste is swinging the bat better than Chooch,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “I still look at Chooch as our regular catcher, but at the same time, when Coste is playing good, that earns more playing time. Chooch has to improve on lefthanded pitchers. He doesn’t hit lefties.” (Rotoworld)

However, Coste was not available for the Phillies on Wednesday after flying home to be with his wife who was in labor with their second child, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Coste could miss a few games but will return to his platoon role with Carlos Ruiz upon his return. (Rotowire)

Ruiz Finally Goes Yard

Phillies C Carlos Ruiz finally hit his first home run of the season Sunday against the Giants and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With his team trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Ruiz parked a one-out homer off Vinnie Chulk over the left field wall to tie the game. Philadelphia would go on to win 6-5. Ruiz hasn’t been much of a hitter in 2008 (.203) and perhaps a clutch hit like on Sunday will get him going at the plate. Ruiz is nothing more than a No. 2 Fantasy catcher in deeper mixed leagues until he finds a consistent stroke at the plate. (CBS Sports)

Ruiz Back in Action with 2-Run Double

Phillies C Carlos Ruiz, riding the pine the last couple days as Chris Coste started instead, returned to the lineup Monday at Colorado. He ripped a two-run double in the eighth inning, finishing 1-for-4. He now has three hits in his last nine at-bats. Ruiz is hitting only .212 and looks like he’s in a pretty even split with Coste for the time being. Not like he had serious upside in the first place. You should probably leave him for NL-only leagues. (CBS Sports)