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Posts tagged ‘Dallas McPherson’

Say Goodbye To: Blake DeWitt, Dallas McPherson

Blake DeWitt was protected from the 2008 Roadrunners, but things started to unravel before the season started. Originally penciled in as the starting second baseman, the Dodgers went out and signed former gold-glove free agent Orlando Hudson (for only $3 million – can you blame them?). Thus DeWitt was to get regular at-bats in AAA-Albuquerque. However, manager Joe Torre wanted DeWitt available on the bench, so now he’s getting 3 at-bats per week as the third or fourth pinch hitter. This isn’t helping the Roadrunners (or DeWitt). So we say goodbye to DeWitt, as the Roadrunners need a hitter.

I now understand why X-Men released Dallas McPherson last season, even though he was lighting up the Pacific Coast League. The problem is that at this rate, he’ll never be active for the big-league club. McPherson signed a few weeks back with the Giants, who assigned him to AAA Fresno. However, we learned this week that McPherson has yet to even report to Fresno, let alone play well for them. So sayonara, there, Mr. McPherson – lots of help you were.

Roster Moves – April 28th – Week 4

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Chad Gaudin, Padres ($0 bid,  reserve)
  • SP Mitchell Boggs, Cardinals ($1 bid, active)

Up:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman (to CM)
  • RP Juan Gutierrez

Down:

  • 3B  Emilio Bonifacio
  • SP Shairon Martis
  • SP Kenshin Kawakami

Cut:

  • 2B/3B Blake DeWitt
  • 3B Dallas McPherson

Notes:

  • Gaudin was originally drafted this season by The Pi Train, in the 12th round of the Minor League Draft.  Upon being cut by the Cubs, The Pi Train released him.  He was then signed by the pitching-starved Padres.
  • We say farewell to DeWitt, who was protected from 2008.  However with the acquisitions of Casey Blake and Orlando Hudson, and Joe Torre’s goal of having him rot on the bench, DeWitt won’t be able to help anyone until 2010, at the earliest.

Where in the World Is: Dallas McPherson?

Dallas McPherson (back spasms) hasn’t yet reported to Triple-A Fresno, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. McPherson has dealt with back problems throughout his career, but this injury isn’t expected to be too serious. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – April 14th – Week 2

Up:

  • RP Kyle McClellan

Down:

  • SP Brandon Webb

Notes:

  • Brandon Webb was placed on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to April 7th
  • Dallas McPherson was signed to a minor league contract by the San Francisco Giants.  He’s assigned to AAA Fresno
  • Bid $0 on Dodgers SP Eric Stults, X-Men bid $1
  • Bid $0 on Padres SP Shawn Hill, Misogynistic Padres bid $0 and won due to tiebreaker.

McPherson Signs With the Giants – Going to AAA Fresno

The Giants signed infielder Dallas McPherson to a minor league contract on Sunday. McPherson will spend 10 days in extended spring training at the Giants’ facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., before reporting to Triple-A Fresno. McPherson led all minor leaguers with 42 homers last season for Triple-A Albuquerque, an affiliate of the Marlins. The 28-year-old has a .245 average with 18 homers with 45 RBI in 128 major league games over parts of four seasons. McPherson has immense power potential. Consider him a sleeper to make an impact with the Giants this season, but he is nothing more than a stashee for the next month or so. (CBS Sports)

Shocker: McPherson Released By Marlins

Marlins released third baseman Dallas McPherson. Our expectations for the Marlins get lower by the hour. Because of the foolish decision to re-sign Wes Helms to a guaranteed contract, the team is now in a position to have an entirely right-handed bench. It’s not even a good right-handed bench. Ronny Paulino and Helms are only acceptable against left-handers, and Robert Andino and Brett Carroll have yet to show they can be useful major leaguers at all. Those four combined to hit .223 with nine homers and a 118/33 K/BB ratio in 449 major league at-bats last season. McPherson is hardly a sure thing, but he sure seemed like a great fit for a team going with a light-hitting righty at third. Hopefully, he’s able to quickly find a fit elsewhere. (Rotoworld)