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Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 9th, 2013

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Jim Henderson, Brewers ($39 bid, Add to Actives)
  • OF Xavier Paul, Reds ($1 bid, Add to Actives)
  • 3B Eric Chavez, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, Add to Actives at CM)

Move:

  • 1B Chris Johnson (from CM)

Down:

  • 1B Freddie Freeman
  • RP Mark Melancon
  • OF Chris Denorfia

Cut:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman
  • 2B Logan Forsythe
  • RP Josh Collmenter

Notes:

  • 1B Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained right oblique. Atlanta’s Chris Johnson will slide over from 3B to 1B during Freeman’s absence.
  • 1B Casey Kotchman was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a torn left hamstring. It is expected that Kotchman will miss the rest of April.
  • The FAAB bidding for Henderson, who has replaced John Axford as Brewers closer for the time being: $39 – Atomic Roadrunners, $26 The Pi Train, $16 Get Off Kong!, $5 X-Men, $0 Misogynistic Padres
  • The Atomic RoadRunners had bid on Marlins 1B Greg Dobbs, who is replacing Kotchman in the lineup. The bidding: $5 (The Pi Train), $2 (Goodfellas), and  $1 (Atomic RoadRunners).  Chavez was our contingency pick, with Reid Brignac of the Rockies the backup there ($5 to Fear of a Black Ballclub).

Daily Rundown – Day 4 – April 4th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/4/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

81

Runs

T-5

15

2

 Misogynistic Padres

65.5

HR

 T-2

6

3

 Grab Some Bench!

62

RBI

 2

19

4

 Atomic Roadrunners

61

Steals

 T-7

0

5

 The Pi Train

60

Average

4

.2460

6

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

58.5

Wins

 T-5

1

7

 Shoeless Jews

55.5

Saves

 T-5

1

8

 Goodfellas

52.5

ERA

 4

2.00

9

 Get Off Kong!

30.5

WHIP

 2

0.963

10

 Cover Zero

23.5

Strikeouts

 8

23

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.04
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    3  0  0   0 |  0  1   .500 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    4  0  2   0 |  0  0   .250 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    3  2  2   1 |  0  0   .333 
Juan Pierre          Fla OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .182 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  2  2   3 |  0  1   .167 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Rob Brantly          Fla  C    4  0  2   0 |  0  0   .286 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    3  1  0   0 |  1  1   .000 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    0  1  0   0 |  1  0   .333 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .333 
Donovan Solano       Fla 2B    3  0  2   0 |  1  0   .333 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        35  6 10   4 |  3  3   .286 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: TFrazier 1(2), JWerth 3(3)
2B: BPhillips 1(1), TFrazier 1(1)
HR: TFrazier 1(1), JWerth 1(1)
GIDP: FFreeman 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Kris Medlen       L(0-1)         5.0  6  2  2  4   0  3 25   3.60 2.00
Cliff Lee         W(1-0)         8.0  2  0  0  0   0  8 26   0.00 0.25
Mark Melancon                    1.0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3   0.00 0.00
Kyuji Fujikawa    Ho(1)          1.0  0  0  0  0   0  1  3   0.00 0.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                          15.0  8  2  2  4   0 12 57   1.20 0.80
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Justin Turner        NYM 2B    4  0  3   0 |  0  0   .750 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         4  0  3   0 |  0  0   .750 
---------------------------------------------------------
2B: JTurner 1(1)

Notes:

  • Cliff Lee tossed eight dominant innings against a strong lineup in Thursday’s start at Atlanta, scattering a pair of hits with eight strikeouts en route to the win. It was a cold night in Atlanta, and Lee was aided by the wind on a couple of fly balls, but his performance was brilliant nonetheless. What a difference a year makes, as Lee did not pick up his first win in 2012 until July 4. It’s difficult to accurately predict how many games Lee might win this season, but he should continue to post great ratios and strikeout totals as one of the National League’s best starters. “They seemed really aggressive and were swinging the bat pretty good the first couple of games,” Lee said. “I just tried to allow them to see the fewest amount of pitches as possible and attack the zone in good locations. For me, the key is to limit the amount of pitches they can see by throwing strikes and allow the defense to make plays.” Lee will make his next start Tuesday at home against the Mets. He went 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in five starts last season against the Mets.(Rotowire, CBS Sports)
  • Kris Medlen labored in Thursday’s start against Philadelphia, giving up two runs and six hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out three, tossing 92 pitches. Medlen was fortunate to have just surrendered two runs and was shaky in general, not recording a 1-2-3 inning until the fifth frame. He was incredibly dominant after the All-Star break last year (0.94 ERA, 0.82 WHIP with a 95:14 K:BB ratio in 95.1 innings), and it’s unrealistic to expect similar numbers over the course of a full season. However, Medlen is certainly more talented and skilled than what he showed Thursday. “I made some adjustments. I felt like I was rushing a little bit in the very beginning,” Medlen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s something I felt the entire spring. I left some balls up. Obviously the walks stood out; I think I’ve been up here long enough that you know that I don’t walk people.” Medlen is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at Miami. He went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in five appearances (three starts) against the Marlins last season. (Rotowire, CBS Sports)
  • Donovan Solano had two hits and a walk in four trips to the plate Wednesday as the Marlins fell to the Nationals 6-1. Solano’s performance qualifies him as an offensive standout in a sorry lineup that scored only a single run in its three-game set against Washington. Solano is looking to build off of a solid rookie season in which he posted a .296/.342/.375 slash line over 285 at-bats. He’s off to a nice start, going 3-for-9 with two walks and just one strikeout in the opening series. (Rotowire)
  • After going 0 for 3 in the opener Monday, Marlins catcher Rob Brantly got back on track as he enjoyed a solid performance Thursday against the Nationals. Brantly picked up his first multi-hit game of the season as he singled in the second and the sixth, finishing 2 for 4 in a 6-1 defeat. He is now hitting .286 through two games. (CBS Sports)
  • Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was one of three Cincinnati hitters to homer off Angels starter Joe Blanton during a 5-4 win Thursday. Frazier’s first home run of the season was a solo shot leading off the second inning. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs and one double, which came close to being his second home run of the game. Frazier’s fly ball went off the yellow padding atop the wall in the fourth inning, and he continued to third when center fielder Mike Trout bobbled the carom for an error. The umpires checked to make sure the ball didn’t clear the wall. Frazier scored on Ryan Hanigan’s sacrifice fly — Cincinnati’s only run that didn’t come off a homer. Frazier has hit safely in each of the first three games. He’s batting .333 (4 for 12) with two RBI in that span. (CBS Sports)
  • Mets infielder Justin Turner started at second base Thursday against the Padres in place of Daniel Murphy, and Turner got hits in his first three at-bats of the season. He finished 3 for 4 with a double. (CBS Sports)
  • Casey Kotchman (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Kotchman suffered a left hamstring strain in Wednesday night’s game against the Nationals. Greg Dobbs is filling in for him at first base on Thursday and could keep that starting gig for the next two or three weeks, as Kotchman is expected to be out until late April. (Rotoworld)

Daily Rundown – Day 3 – April 3rd, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/3/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

79.5

Runs

T-6

9

2

 The Pi Train

66.5

HR

 5

4

3

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

62.5

RBI

 2

15

3

 Grab Some Bench!

62.5

Steals

 T-7

0

5

 Shoeless Jews

59.5

Average

6

.2308

6

 Misogynistic Padres

53

Wins

 T-7

0

7

 Atomic Roadrunners

48.5

Saves

 T-3

1

7

 Goodfellas

48.5

ERA

 4

3.00

9

 Get Off Kong!

40

WHIP

 6

1.167

10

 Cover Zero

29.5

Strikeouts

 10

9

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.03
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    3  1  2   3 |  1  1   .714 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    3  1  1   3 |  1  1   .125 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    4  0  1   1 |  0  1   .222 
Ryan Braun           Mil OF    2  1  2   1 |  2  0   .400 
Juan Pierre          Fla OF    3  0  1   0 |  0  1   .286 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    4  1  1   1 |  0  1   .273 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    0  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Donovan Solano       Fla 2B    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .167 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        34  4  9   9 |  4  8   .265 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: FFreeman 3(6), BPhillips 3(3), TFrazier 1(1), RBraun 1(4),
 HPence 1(1)
2B: FFreeman 1(1), RBraun 1(1)
HR: BPhillips 1(1), HPence 1(1)
GIDP: HPence 2(2)
CS: JPierre 1(1)
ERRORS: TFrazier 1(1), DSolano 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mike Adams                       1.0  0  0  0  0   0  2  3   0.00 0.00
Edward Mujica     Ho(2)          1.0  0  0  0  1   0  1  4   0.00 1.00
Kevin Slowey      L(0-1)         5.3  4  1  1  3   0  4 23   1.70 1.32
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           7.3  4  1  1  4   0  7 30   1.23 1.10
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Casey Kotchman       Fla 1B    2  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         2  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
GIDP: CKotchman 1(1)

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Josh Collmenter   W(1-0)         5.0  4  1  1  2   1  5 21   1.80 1.20
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           5.0  4  1  1  2   1  5 21   1.80 1.20
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes:

  • Kevin Slowey allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday but was the tough-luck loser as the Marlins lost to the Nationals. Slowey, 28, has to be encouraged with the start. He allowed just a solo home run to his counterpart, Gio Gonzalez, for the only scoring against him. After throwing only 59 1/3 innings for the Twins in 2012, Slowey is working to resurrect his career with the Marlins. (Rotoworld)
  • Casey Kotchman left Wednesday’s game with a left hamstring injury. Kotchman grabbed the hamstring and fell to the ground as he crossed first base after grounding into a double play. He was able to walk off the field on his own. After the game, Kotchman was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain and is considered day-to-day. As we know with hamstrings, “day-to-day” has the potential to quickly turn into “week-to-week.” Greg Dobbs will handle first base while Kotchman is on the shelf. “He’s listed as day-to-day. We have to wait and see how he is tomorrow,” manager Mike Redmond told MLB.com. “I watched him going down that line, and he grabbed that thing right away, and then went down in a heap. Those things typically are pretty sore the next day.” (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)
  • Brandon Phillips will take over the cleanup spot for the Reds following Ryan Ludwick’s shoulder injury. Phillips batted second in Monday’s season opener, but Reds manager Dusty Baker already has to make some adjustments now that Ludwick is expected to be sidelined until July. It’s not clear who will replace him in the No. 2 spot, but Zack Cozart is the most likely candidate. While it’s probably a mistake to keep Cozart that high in the order, at least Phillips is in an excellent position to drive in runs behind Joey Votto. (Rotoworld)
  • Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman capitalized on his excellent career numbers against starter Roy Halladay to finish Wednesday’s 9-2 win with two hits, a walk, a run and three RBI. He’s 5-for-7 with one home run and six RBI in the team’s first two games. (CBS Sports)
  • Todd Frazier committed an error that led to the Angels tying the game in the eighth inning against the Reds on Wednesday night. Frazier had a hard time sticking at one spot in the field as a prospect, so this could be an ongoing concern. Don’t be surprised if at some point he starts getting replaced late in games for defensive purposes by Jack Hannahan, a far superior defender at third base. (Rotowire)
  • Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday’s 5-3 win over the Dodgers. This was Pence’s first homerun of the season. He will look to provide his usual power, hopefully, coupled with a better batting average (hit just .219 with the Giants last year) in 2013. (Rotowire)
  • Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen‘s rough spring was well publicized and has many Atlanta fans and Fantasy owners worried heading into Medlen’s first start of the season Thursday against the Phillies. However, Medlen remains confident his troubles are behind him after staying behind in Florida to pitch in a minor-league game and throwing a bullpen session Tuesday. “It was better,” Medlen said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Sure, I was facing some minor-league guys, but they were some Triple-A guys and I got crushed in Triple-A last year. So, for me, everything felt better. I made a couple little adjustments. I’m trying to stay back a little longer. (That) helped my location and I made more quality pitches.” Medlen allowed one run on four hits and no walks in four innings during the minor-league game. He struck out three. “Still trying to work on the curveball,” Medlen said. “I think I’m overthrowing it a little bit — casting it out, I think, and it’s getting a little flat. But I thought I made some progress (with) that last start.” (CBS Sports)
  • Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter tossed five strong innings to get the win in Arizona’s wild 16-inning game against the Cardinals. Collmenter gave up four hits, one run, and had five strikeouts in the game. He’s seen time as both a starter and reliever in his major-league career, but will pitch primarily out of the bullpen this season. As he showed Wednesday, Collmenter can go multiple innings, allowing other Diamondbacks pitchers to get some rest. The team already has plenty of candidates for the rotation, and other high-leverage relievers, so Collmenter isn’t expected to jump into a significant role this year.(CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – September 8th – Week 23

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • MI Oscar Salazar, Padres ($1 bid, active)
  • OF Willie Harris, Nationals ($2 bid, active)
  • OF Cory Sullivan, Mets ($2 bid, active)

Up:

  • CM Mat Gamel

Down:

  • OF Kyle Blanks
  • CM Steve Pearce
  • MI Rusty Ryal

Cut:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman
  • 1B Jeff Clement

Notes:

  • I had also bid $0 on new Giants starter Brad Penny, but was outbid.  The results: $15 X-Men, $14 Misogynistic Padres, $10 Get Off Kong, $0 Atomic RoadRunners.
  • I outbid Misogynistic Padres for Cory Sullivan – he bid $0.
  • 1B Casey Kotchman has been reduced to a pinch-hitter for Boston, and since he’s not protectable, he’s pretty worthless.
  • 1B Jeff Clement wasn’t called up due to an injury at the end of the AAA season.  Thus he’s even more worthless.
  • OF Kyle Blanks is out for the season due to a broken foot.

Roster Moves – September 1st – Week 22

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Juan Gutierrez, Diamondbacks ($12, active)

Up:

  • 1B/DH Jeff Clement (to DH)
  • SP Johnny Cueto

Move:

  • CM Steve Pearce (from DH)

Down:

  • CM Casey Kotchman
  • RP Rafael Betancourt
  • RP Jon Rauch

Notes:

  • RP Jon Rauch was traded on August 28th from Arizona to the Minnesota Twins for SP Kevin Mulvey.
  • RP Juan Gutierrez had been on the Roadrunners in April and May of 2009, but was named the de-facto closer, following the trade of Rauch, and the season-ending knee injury of D’Backs closer Chad Qualls.
  • Other bidding for Gutierrez: $12 Misogynistic Padres (1st place), $10 Get Off Kong!
  • I also bid $5 on new Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla, but was outbid.  He went for $10 to Misogynistic Padres
  • Also, there was a last-minute trade: X-Men gets former RoadRunner Ryan Theriot, Shoeless Jews gets Matt Holliday.  This trade was within the rules, as players traded between the protection deadline and the cutoff cannot be protected. Neither could be protected in this case.

Roster Moves – August 4th – Week 18

Up:

  • OF Kyle Blanks
  • RP Matt Lindstrom

Down:

  • OF Matt Diaz
  • RP Nick Masset

Notes:

  • On July 31st, 1B Casey Kotchman was traded to the Boston Red Sox for the recently-acquired Adam LaRoche.  Kotchman is no longer protectable due to the trade.
  • I bid $27 on new Reds 3B Scott Rolen, but was outbid.  Results: $82 Pirate Smokers, $81 Cover Zero, $45 X-Men, $45 Misogynistic Padres, $27 Atomic RoadRunners, $22 Get Off Kong!, $7 Stanimals
  • I bid $27 on new Phillies starter Cliff Lee, but was outbid. Results: $100 Cover Zero, $82 Pirate Smokers, $81 Misogynistic Padres, $68 Shoeless Jews, $49 The Pi Train, $45 X-Men, $44 Get Off Kong!, $27 Atomic Roadrunners
  • I bid $21 on new Giants 1B Ryan Garko, but was outbid. Results: $55 Misogynistic Padres, $45 X-Men, $21 Atomic Roadrunners, $20 Get Off Kong!

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.

Kotchman Takes Grounders While Nursing Boo-Boo

Casey Kotchman was able to take infield practice and job for the first time since injuring his shin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Braves are hoping that Kotchman will be available early on the nine-game road trip they start Friday in Baltimore. He is eligible to come off the DL on June 16. (Rotowire)

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”

Kotchman Drives in Only Run in 1-0 Blue Jays Showdown

Casey Kotchman drove in the only run of the game with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly in a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. It was a classic pitchers’ duel between Roy Halladay and Kenshin Kawakami, as the game was scoreless through the first seven innings, but the Braves finally broke through against reliever Jesse Carlson in the eighth. Kotchman was 1-for-3 with the go-ahead sac fly in the win. (Rotoworld)