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Posts tagged ‘Chris Duncan’

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)


  • C  John Baker


  • C Ryan Hanigan
  • OF John Bowker


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


  • 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


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)


  • OF Chris Duncan


  • 3B Mat Gamel


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


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


  • 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.

Roster Moves – July 7th – Week 14

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SS Alex Cora, Mets ($0 bid, active at MI)
  • SP Ryan Sadowski, Giants ($0 bid, active)
  • OF Reed Johnson, Cubs ($0 bid, reserve)


  • C John Baker (to DH)
  • RP Jon Rauch


  • 2B Brendan Ryan (from MI)
  • OF Alex Romero (from DH)


  • RP Nick Masset
  • SP Sean West
  • OF Chris Duncan


  • 2B Matt Downs
  • SP Shairon Martis
  • SP Antonio Bastardo


  • Misogynistic Padres also bid $0 for Sadowski, but he was awarded to AaRr due to tie-break rules
  • Reed Johnson was originally a 9th-round Minor League selection by X-Men, who then released him May 12th
  • With the release of Shairon Martis, 10 of the 11 AaRr Minor League selections in 2009 have been released.  Only second-round selection Emilio Bonifacio remains (along with protected minor leaguer Mat Gamel).

Duncan Fully Back from Neck Surgery?

Chris Duncan is a lot more comfortable now, be it swinging or sleeping. The 28-year-old Duncan appears all the way back from surgery last August for a herniated disc that sapped his power. He’s third on the team with 23 RBI and has a knack for the clutch hit, with a .370 average with runners in scoring position that more than makes up for the occasional adventure in left field. Although he’s been driving the ball, Duncan is a bit anxious about his home run count. He hit his 10th double in a three-RBI game Sunday at Cincinnati, but has only three homers thus far. Duncan broke into the majors with 22 homers in a half-season in 2006, then had 21 in 2007 before being stalled by a sports hernia.

“I wish I was hitting the ball out of the park more, but that’s not something I can force,” Duncan said. “When I get guys on base, I’m just trying to really bear down and take good at-bats.” Fantasy owners would love to see Duncan leave the ballpark with more consistency, especially if the rest of his numbers don’t dip in the process. The frequent post-surgery maintenance that’s required is a reminder that everything is not as easy as it used to be. Some days, there’s a tingling sensation in the shoulder. “I can’t be just like, ‘All right, I’m healed now and I don’t have to do anything’,” Duncan said. “I’ve just got to do all the exercises the pitchers do, and I used to never do that.” Clearly, Duncan is doing all the right things as he is now 100 percent healthy again and hitting the snot out of the ball. If the homers increase, he can begin to be used in most mixed Fantasy leagues. (CBS Sports)

Duncan Simmers a Bit Against Nationals

Cardinals OF Chris Duncan, who had gone 4-for-22 over his last eight games, went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and his third home run of the season Friday at Washington. He hadn’t homered since April 16. Duncan has clearly recovered from the neck injury that held him back last year, but just how good he can be remains somewhat of a mystery. If nothing else, you can count on him for 20-homer pop, but his batting average will likely fall some in the weeks ahead. Think of him as a No. 4 or 5 Fantasy OF in mixed leagues, but if he can sustain this pace, he’ll obviously move up from there. (CBS Sports)

Duncan Gets on Base Four Times Against Nationals

St. Louis OF Chris Duncan was able to get on base four times in Thursday’s 9-4 win over the Nationals. He went 1-for-2 with a single and three walks. However, Duncan was only able to score once in the game. Duncan has exactly one hit four of his last five games, drawing five walks during the five-game stretch. He’s hitting .304 on the season with two homers and 14 RBI. He remains a serviceable option in NL-only leagues and can be inserted in deeper mixed leagues. (CBS Sports)

Duncan’s Hit Streak Now at 13 Games

LF Chris Duncan beat out an infield hit Tuesday to extend his hitting streak to 13 games — all the games he has started. Duncan has pop in his bat and is a streaky hitting worth using in mixed leagues when he is going well. He tends to go into funks too, though, so be wary of him if you see a bad weekend out of him before Fantasy Week 4 (April 27-May 3). (CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – April 21st – Week 3

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Matt Diaz ($5 bid) – Reserves
  • IF Brian Barden ($3 bid) – Active at DH
  • SP Felipe Paulino ($1 bid) – Reserves
  • RP Juan Gutierrez ($0 bid) – Reserves


  • 1B Casey Kotchman


  • OF Conor Jackson to 1B
  • DH Chris Duncan to OF


  • RP Sergio Romo
  • RP Josh Kinney
  • SP Tim Hudson
  • OF Eric Hinske


  • Bid $0 on Brewers RP Todd Coffey – Get Off Kong! got him for $3.  Gutierrez was the contingency bid.

Duncan Hitting Stride – Blasts Second Homer

Chris Duncan went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 7-4 on Thursday. Duncan mishandled a flyball for his second error and was caught stealing, but those kind of mistakes are excusable when you have a 1200 OPS. Duncan is hitting .389 with two homers, a triple and five doubles in 36 at-bats. Duncan is off to a very good start this year, hitting .389/.476/.750 in 36 at-bats. Even better, he’s been nearly identical against lefties as he’s been against righties. The only notable difference between the two is that he’s drawn six walks against right-handers, but none against left-handers. He has done a good job hitting the ball into the gap this season with four doubles and a triple to go along with the two homers. He has been a solid producer so far and is a decent option in NL-only leagues and deeper mixed league formats. (Rotoworld, Rotowire, CBS Sports)

Duncan Hitting On All Cylinders – Including a Triple

Chris Duncan finished 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBI and a walk Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. The triple was his first since 2006. Duncan is batting .344 and has five doubles already. Duncan is hitting .344 on the year after his performance on Wednesday. He has just one home run on the year but seven RBI and seven extra base hits in 32 at bats. The Cards have to keep playing him while he’s hot, so Colby Rasmus would seem to be in line for fewer at-bats. Both played today, with Rick Ankiel taking a seat. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)