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Roster Moves – Week 24 – September 6, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Randy Wells, Cubs ($0 bid), add to actives
  • SP Wade Miley, Diamondbacks ($0 bid), add to actives

Up:

  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • SP Charlie Morton
  • SP Dillon Gee

Notes:

  • SP Wells had originally been drafted by The Pi Train for $4 in the 2011 WBRL auction, but was released on August 2nd.
  • OF Jose Tabata left Monday’s game with a hand injury. Tests revealed a small fracture in his wrist, and he’ll be out for 10 days, and perhaps the remainder of the season.
  • Reds C Devin Mesoraco and Padres 1B Anthony Rizzo were called up as September rosters expand.

Roster Moves – Week 22 – August 23, 2011

Up:

  • OF Jon Jay

Down:

  • OF Drew Stubbs

Stubbs Homers From Leadoff Spot

Drew Stubbs went 2-for-3 with a single and three-run homer in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Royals. Stubbs was in the leadoff spot, as manager Dusty Baker is trying a few players at the top of the order before he settles on one. He was a member of the 20/20 club in his first full major league season, registering 22 longballs and 30 steals in an up-and-down but ultimately pretty impressive year. (Rotoworld)

Stubbs in the Mix for Reds Leadoff Man

The Reds will consider using Drew Stubbs back in the leadoff spot in the lineup this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Stubbs struggled at the beginning of the season last year when he was hitting leadoff, then came on strong later in the year when hitting down in the order. That said, correlation doesn’t necessarily indicate causation. It’s not necessarily true that hitting leadoff caused Stubbs to struggle in his first full season in the majors. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:

Trade:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)

Release:

  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)

Note:

  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Sneaky Good in the Senior Circuit – from BP

Baseball Prospectus’ Eric Seidman listed several Roadrunners in this feature, that takes a look back at some players who will not be regaled with hardware but who performed admirably under the radar in 2010.

Starting Pitcher

Ian Kennedy (4.2 WARP): The Diamondbacks turned Max Scherzer into Edwin Jackson and Kennedy and flipped Jackson to the White Sox for Dan Hudson and prospects. All told, they ended up with two very solid starters under team control for six years apiece. Kennedy relies on command and control, and unlike in his brief tenure with the Yankees, both of those attributes were on display last season. In addition to keeping the ball on the ground, he even began striking hitters out at a rate far exceeding expectations.

Relief Pitcher

John Axford: Axford stepped into the closer position when it became evident that Trevor Hoffman had virtually nothing left in the tank. In 50 games, the mustachioed man produced an impressive 3.85 WXRL that ranked eighth in the league. He allowed just one home run, which certainly helped given he was no stranger to the free pass.

Sean Marshall: Carlos Marmol hogged most of the headlines in Chicago last year as far as relievers went, but Marshall, a failed southpaw starter, held the opposition in check and fell just behind Lidge with a 2.78 WXRL. His strikeout rate soared to 29.3 percent and he kept the ball in the yard as well. Still under team control and only 28 years old, he could help stabilize an up-and-down bullpen.

First Base

Prince Fielder (5.0 WARP): This was probably the toughest position to find a sneaky-good player given that it broke down into two distinct groups—the Albert Pujolses and the Adam LaRoche Clones. In one corner we had the stat demons who were publicized all season. In the other corner stood the first basemen whose numbers were not as solid given the context of the position. Fielder sort of fell in between both groups as he topped a .400 OBP for the second straight year, and despite dropping off by .131 with his slugging percentage, he put up a .316 TAv.

Third Base

Chase Headley (4.0 WARP): Headley didn’t get much notoriety last season, in large part because his unadjusted numbers were not terribly impressive, but they translated well given the league average and his park. He also added solid defense. He isn’t going to blossom into the next David Wright or Ryan Zimmerman, but he provides a very cost-effective option for a team hoping to remain a playoff contender on a shoestring budget.

Outfield

Drew Stubbs (5.3 WARP): Jay Bruce gets most of the attention in the Reds outfield, but Stubbs really put together a solid season in his own right. He launched 22 home runs and stole 30 bases en route to a .284 TAv, adding decent defense in center field. His OBP last season does not belie his ability to take a walk, primarily due to the fact that he strikes out so frequently. Figuring out a way to reduce those empty swinging ABs will catapult him from a solid player to a great player. However, as we have seen time and time again, this is not as easy as turning a switch on or off.

Roster Moves – Week 24 – September 14th, 2010

FAAB Acquisition:

  • SS Angel Sanchez, Astros ($0 bid) – Active at MI

Up:

  • 3B Chase Headley
  • OF Drew Stubbs (to UT)
  • SP Edinson VolquezCMCM
  • SP Yovani Gallardo
  • SP Ian Kennedy

Move:

  • UT Albert Pujols (to CM)

Down:

  • CM Adam LaRoche
  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • RP Aroldis Chapman
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • SP Josh Johnson

Cut:

  • MI Geoff Blum

Notes:

  • The Marlins have shut down SP Josh Johnson for the 2010 season. He has an inflamed shoulder and a pulled back muscle, and he missed a throwing session over the weekend.  Since Johnson’s WBRL contract expires after this season, I guess it’s goodbye.
  • Hitting roster moves for this week were made purely on a batting average and stolen base basis.  So LaRoche (who contributes only in HR and RBI and is slumping a bit) goes to the bench for the first time in 2010.  Similarly, slumping 3B Chase Headley gets activated over similarly-slumping Casey Blake, due to Blake’s lack of mobility.
  • The only other team to make FAAB pickups, second-place Get Off Kong!, picked up former 2010 Roadrunner Luis Durango of the Padres.
  • Contingent selections for Sanchez were Colorado’s Jonathan Herrera (previously on the 2010 Roadrunners), and Cubs’ MI Darwin Barney.

Roster Moves – Week 23 – September 7th, 2010

Up:

  • OF Marlon Byrd
  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • RP Tyler Clippard

Down:

  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • MI Geoff Blum
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Note:

  • SP Edinson Volquez was recalled from Single-A Dayton, and may replace Aaron Harang in the rotation.

Roster Moves – Week 22 – August 31st, 2010

Up:

  • 3B Casey Blake
  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • RP Aroldis Chapman

Down:

  • 3B Chase Headley
  • OF Lorenzo Cain
  • SP Yovani Gallardo
  • RP Tyler Clippard

Notes:

  • SP Edinson Volquez was sent down to Single-A Dayton for two starts to work on his consistency.  He’ll also be shadowing SP Aaron Harang, who is having issues coming back from injury.
  • This week was the first in 2010 in which no FAAB bids were placed.
  • Only three teams made roster moves – X-Men, Misogynistic Padres, and AaRr.  The Pi Train’s transaction was to adjust the contract of OF Brad Hawpe, who was released by Colorado and signed with the AL’s Tampa Bay Rays.

Roster Moves – Week 19 – August 10th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

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

Up:

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

Down:

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

Cut:

  • C Chris Iannetta

Notes:

  • 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).