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Posts tagged ‘Chris Iannetta’

Say Goodbye to: Chris Iannetta

C – Chris Iannetta
Acquired: Protected from 2009 ($1)
Released: August 10th, 2010
A long-time RoadRunner, Iannetta’s future looked cloudy even before the season began, when the Rox brought in former Royals starter Miguel Olivo. Olivo roared out to a hot start, and continued to win the favor of manager Grady Little even when his June swoon started. Iannetta, for his part, didn’t help matters. While showing his typical power, he continued to bat below .200 for the majority of the season, and he even was sent down to AAA Colorado Springs for a stretch. With the RoadRunners in a tight race in batting average, he’s just not rosterable.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 0-4,8,15-17 59 .169 5 3 7 0
Reserved Weeks 5-7,9-14,18 61 .246 8 4 10 1

Roster Moves – Week 19 – August 10th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Lorenzo Cain, Brewers ($13 Bid), add to actives


  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • 2B Luis Castillo (to MI)


  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo
  • MI Cristian Guzman


  • C Chris Iannetta


  • Get Off Kong! also bid on Lorenzo Cain (slated to be the new Brewers starting CF), with a $0 bid (even though his $12 remaining was the basis of my $13 bid).

Roster Moves – Week 18 – August 3rd, 2010


  • C Ronny Paulino
  • MI Cristian Guzman
  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)
  • RP Drew Storen


  • C Chris Iannetta
  • MI Luis Castillo
  • OF Matt Diaz
  • SP Edinson Volquez


  • SS Cristian Guzman was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 29th in a deadline deal.  He’ll start at 2B while Ian Kinsler is on the DL (expected until the end of August).
  • RP Drew Storen has seen his path to saves become a bit clearer.  Nationals closer Matt Capps was dealt to the Twins in a July 27th trade.  For now, Storen, fellow RoadRunner Tyler Clippard, and Sean Burnett will rotate for saves, though Burnett got the save last night. Update: It was a 1-2/3 inning save after Burnett entered to face a lefty.  Storen had pitched 2 innings Sunday.
  • RP Joel Hanrahan is also in a position for more saves, with the trade of Pirates closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers on July 31st.  He and Evan Meek will vie for ninth-inning duties.
  • The Braves acquired Royals OF Rick Ankiel, who will be added to the LF/CF mix, so Matt Diaz will likely see a decrease in ABs.
  • The Shoeless Jews picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Chris Volstad, who was called up from AAA two weeks ago.  Volstad isn’t really protectable at $10.
  • Misogynistic Padres picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Juan Gutierrez.  Gutierrez is blowing the majority of the save opportunities for new Diamondback’s manager Kirk Gibson.  Seriously, he’s 0-6 with 3 saves and an ERA of 6.69, which is down from earlier this year.
  • Goodfellas took advantage of a RoadRunner mistake, picking up MI Omar Infante of the Braves for a $1 FAAB bid (I had bid $0).  Infante was released last week in the Luis Castillo gambit, but will now be the starting 2B with Martin Prado on the DL.  Goodfellas has Prado, so perhaps it was just a case of picking up the backup.
  • In the first FAAB bidding since the MLB trade deadline, bids were fast and furious.  The only player I bid on was new Dodgers OF Scott Podsednik, who came over from the Royals.  Here was the bidding:  $93 (X-Men), $75 (Misogynistic Padres), $47 (Goodfellas), $29 (Get Off Kong), $16 (AaRr), $5 (Pi Train)

Iannetta Not Going to Red Sox in Deadline Deal

The Denver Post’s Troy Renck says that Chris Iannetta will not be going to the Red Sox before the trade deadline. The Red Sox have been rumored to be interested in the catcher for a while now. It’s possible the Sox and Rockies could re-visit talks over the winter, but nothing is going on right now. Iannetta is hitting .216 with seven homers in 102 at-bats for Colorado this season. (Rotoworld)

A Non-Slump Reason for Iannetta to Skip a Game

Chris Iannetta was scratched from the Rockies’ starting lineup Wednesday due to the birth of his daughter. Miguel Olivo started in his place. Congratulations to the Iannettas. (Rotoworld)

Iannetta Not Going to the Red Sox in Deadline Deal

The Denver Post’s Troy Renck says that Chris Iannetta will not be going to the Red Sox before the trade deadline. The Red Sox have been rumored to be interested in the catcher for a while now. It’s possible the Sox and Rockies could re-visit talks over the winter, but nothing is going on right now. Iannetta is hitting .216 with seven homers in 102 at-bats for Colorado this season. (Rotoworld)

Iannetta Blast Downs the Reds

Chris Iannetta was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Reds on Sunday. His sixth-inning blast was the only run of the game. It was Iannetta’s fourth home run in his last five games. Unfortunately, Miguel Olivo remains ahead of him on the depth chart. Still, his power potential is worth snagging in two-catcher NL-only formats.(Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 15 – July 15th, 2010


  • 3B Casey Blake (to UT)
  • MI Omar Infante
  • SP Ian Kennedy
  • SP Madison Bumgarner
  • C Chris Iannetta


  • OF Roger Bernadina (from UT)
  • MI Cristian Guzman
  • SP Wade LeBlanc
  • RP Joel Hanrahan
  • C Ronny Paulino


  • Bid $8 on Reds SP Travis Wood, but was out-bid.  Bidding was $32 (Goodfellas), $11 (Get Off Kong), $8 (AaRr).
  • Bid $1 on Braves minor-league SP Mike Minor.  Was obtained by Get Off Kong for $1, due to tie-break rules.
  • Get Off Kong also acquired Roadrunners prospect Jordan Lyles, and had first-round draft pick Christian Friedrich as his contingency bid on Minor.  Looks like we’re reading the same sources. We’ve also both picked up Hong-Chih Kuo and Sean Marshall this season.
  • There were three trades in the WBRL last week:
    • Get Off Kong acquired 1B Adam Dunn, 1B Lance Berkman, and OF Xavier Nady from Cover Zero, for former 2010 Roadrunner RP Sean Marshall, OF Chris Coghlan, and SP Matt Cain.
    • Shoeless Jews acquired OF Chris Young from Misogynistic Padres, for SP Dan Haren and OF Cody Ross.
    • Goodfellas acquired RP Huston Street, RP Andrew Cashner, and 2B Martin Prado from Misogynistic Padres, for SP Jair Jurrgens, OF Jay Bruce, 1B James Loney, SP Ricky Nolasco, and SS Yunel Escobar (who happened to be traded from Atlanta to Toronto that day).
  • The original trade between Goodfellas and Misogynistic Padres was vetoed by the Commissioner (me) and four other owners also objected. That deal would have had every player list above, plus Misogynistic Padres also acquiring 2B Chase Utley and SP Hiroki Kuroda.  That’s imbalanced!
  • Some discussion comments:

Tom: “I totally agree with the AARR squad…7 for 3 seems lopsided enough, but I ran the numbers and projected value (for the rest of 2010) of the 7 guys that Tim is getting is $114- Drew’s 3 guys – $44!!  Come on man!!

I think the trade needs to be reworked with some guys coming out of Drew’s end (Loney would be logocal as a start) or more active/real guys from Tim’s side being added in…otherwise I say we vote and I vote veto.”

Steve: “way unbalanced, I vote for veto”

Steve (later): “On second look, it isn’t so bad.

Drew is cashing in for next year…Jurrjens, Bruce, and Nolasco are up, Utley is hurt and $36, and Kuroda just isn’t that good.
Street is a $10 closer, Cashner is a $5 keeper, and Prado is one of the best young players in baseball and $10.

On the other hand, Tim has protected guys a lot more expensive than Utley before, and Loney and Escobar are both protectable at not much more money.  Kuroda isn’t sexy, but he’s projecting to 14 wins and an ERA under 4 with over 150 Ks for only $14.

I still say veto.”

Me: “I believe the problem with the trade is that, with possible exception of Prado vs. Escobar, every player received by Tim is, and likely will always be, better than anyone received by Drew, regardless of the length of contract. And Drew received 4 fewer “less-notables”.

Tim received a #2 and two #3 starters, plus four starting position players for a lesser 2B, a recovering closer, and a young middle-reliever.

I’m not hung up on the 7-for-3, it’s just that the 3 should have been of the ilk of Lincecum, Pujols, and a top prospect.  Drew’s proposal or not, that sort of trade is very unbalanced and not good for our league, and it’s too bad that the rest of the league feels obligated to monitor the future of Drew’s squad.

And Utley is VERY protectable at $36.”

Stan: “Rework or veto. Unless you guys want me to trade half my roster to Barry for Strasburg. 😉 Seriously, rework or veto.”

Hersh: “I can’t offer a legal opinion on this trade, because sodomy is regulated on a state level. That said, I agree that it should not go through.  Drew acquires two guys with one year left, each of whom may charitably have ten dollars of equity.  He also gets a prospect with a $5 salary, whom I guess he will keep, but I’m not sure why, other than some inexplicable pro-Cubs bias that permeates the entire league.  In exchange he gives away three solid middle-of-the-order hitters and three #2 or #3 starters. This is completely disregarding Utley (which seems a reasonable thing to do, based on salary and injury).  That’s just too much.  Even if you accept that Drew’s goal is to dump and that his expiring contracts are comparatively worthless, he should only need to trade half of this group to acquire a package of that quality.  Throwing those other guys in is unfair to Andy, Mark, and Tom, each of whom would presumably give up some keepers to get the rest of those guys.”

Iannetta Hops on the Walk-Off Bandwagon

Chris Iannetta provided the Rockies with another walk-off win Wednesday by belting a home run in the ninth inning in the team’s 8-7 victory. This game paled in comparison to their ridiculous comeback last night, but the Rockies were down by five runs at one point tonight and were down three in the eighth. It was Iannetta’s only hit on the night, but the catcher has gone deep in three straight games and three of his last six contests. Unfortunately for him, the guy that he’s competing for playing time with, Miguel Olivo, has been the best hitting catcher in the NL in the first half.(Rotoworld)

Forget the Homer – 3 Walks for Iannetta?

Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three walks as the Rockies defeated the Giants 4-3 in 15 innings. Iannetta scored just the one run despite reaching base five times. Clint Barmes, who failed to record an RBI despite a total of seven men on base during his at-bats, was the main culprit in Iannetta’s lack of runs. Still, it was a strong day for the young catcher, who is now 12-for-46 with two homers since being recalled from the minors.(Rotoworld)