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Roster Moves – Week 28 – October 2nd, 2012 – Final 3 Days!

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Hector Sanchez, Giants ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • CM Kevin Frandsen, Phillies ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • MI Pete Kozma, Cardinals ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • UT D.J. LeMahieu, Rockies ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • RP Jonny Venters, Braves ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • RP Josh Stinson, Brewers ($0 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • SP Jake Westbrook

Move: 

  • OF Donovan Solano (from MI)

Down: 

  • RP Jon Axford
  • SP Jhoulys Chacin
  • C Ryan Hanigan
  • CM Chris Johnson
  • MI Logan Forsythe

Cut:

  • OF Travis Snider
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki
  • OF Justin Maxwell
  • SP Wily Peralta
  • SP Zack Greinke
  • RP Luke Gregerson

Notes:

  • All of the pick-ups were made specifically with categories in mind. With only three full days remaining in the season, and the Atomic RoadRunners in first place over Misogynistic Padres by one point, we need all the assistance we can get.
  • Batting Average: Frandsen, LeMahieu, Kozma, and Sanchez are all hitting over .300. Hanigan, Johnson, Forsythe, Snider and Maxwell were dragging on the AVG.
  • ERA: Stinson and Venters were brought aboard to assist. Westbrook and Volquez have both pitched their last games in the regular season, as has Peralta and Greinke, so they can’t help. (Westbrook and Volquez can help by not pitching while on the active roster).
  • Tulowitzki isn’t coming back. He went on the DL back in May. Thanks a lot – you owe me $31.
  • Meanwhile, the Misogynistic Padres also made six pickups (we were the only two teams to make FAAB bids). His were for RBI, SB, AVG, and potentially Saves: OF Alex Presley, C Jason Castro, RP Santiago Casilla (former 2012 RoadRunner), RP Philippe Aumont, RP Jared Hughes, and RP Craig Stammen.

Roster Moves – Week 20 – August 7th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Donovan Solano, Marlins ($2 bid, Add to Actives at MI)
  • OF Travis Snider, Pirates ($5 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • RP Brad Lincoln

Down: 

  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • 2B Logan Forsythe (from MI)
  • OF Scott Moore

Cut:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • OF Tony Campana

Notes:

  • OF Tony Campana was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on August 5th
  • The RoadRunners made multiple bids this week in light of the MLB trade deadline.
  • Previously-released OF Domonic Brown (now called up) was landed by Shoeless Jews for a $13 bid. We bid $5.
  • Previously-released OF Nate Schierholtz (now with Philadelphia) was acquired by Misogynistic Padres for a $7 bid. In addition to our $5 bid, Goodfellas bid $5, Get Off Kong bid $4, and Cover Zero bid $0.
  • New Pirate OF Travis Snider was our third choice to use our $5 FAAB bid on.
  • Previously-released C Welington Castillo of the Cubs (now starting with Geovany Soto traded to the Rangers) was acquired by Misogynistic Padres for an $11 bid.  The RoadRunners had bid $8, while Get Off Kong had bid $5
  • Contingency Catcher Erik Kratz of the Phillies was acquired by Goodfellas for a $5 bid.  The RoadRunners had bid $3.
  • New Brewers SS Jean Segura (acquired from the Angels in the Zack Greinke trade) went to Shoeless Jews on a $15 bid, while the RoadRunners bid $4.  2B Donovan Solano was our backup bid.
  • The RoadRunners made a play for Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (due to Daniel Hudson’s Tommy John surgery), with a $0 bid. Shoeless Jews acquired him for $11.

 

Roster Moves – Week 17 – July 19, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 1B Brandon Allen, Diamondbacks ($6 bid, add to actives at CM)

Up:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • SP Charlie Morton

Down:

  • OF Jon Jay
  • CM Jeff Baker
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Cut:

  • SP Edinson Volquez

Notes:

  • The Diamondbacks called up 1B Brandon Allen from Triple-A Reno to start following the All-Star break.  1B Juan Miranda (originally owned by AaRr in 2011) was sent outright to Triple-A Reno. Allen will share some time with 1B/LF Xavier Nady.
  • The only other bids for Brandon Allen was from Shoeless Jews, who is the current owner of Juan Miranda.
  • Allen had previously been on the 2011 Roadrunners, having been picked up as a half-ass alternate bid on May 24th, and subsequently released on May 31st.
  • Cover Zero had originally acquired Allen in the 2011 auction for $1, and was released April 26th.
  • Speaking of former 2011 RoadRunners, Cover Zero acquired Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt with a $0 bid.

 

Roster Moves – Week 16 – July 14, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SS Zack Cozart, Reds ($8 bid, add to actives at UT)

Up:

  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • SP Charlie Morton

Cut:

  • OF Charles Blackmon

Notes:

  • Backup bid for Cozart was Padres 2B/3B prospect James Darnell.
  • Lost bid to FAAB Mets RP Bobby Parnell (originally a 2nd-round minor-league selection for the AaRr in 2011).  Bidding went: $20 (Get Off Kong!), $11 (Atomic Roadrunners), $5 (Goodfellas)
  • OF Charles Blackmon was placed on the 60-Day DL July 7th with a fractured foot bone.  He had surgery and is done for the year.
  • SP Edinson Volquez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on July 7th.
  • This week’s roster moves were on Thursday 7/14 due to the All-Star Break (in Phoenix).

Roster Moves – Week 14 – June 28, 2011

Up:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • OF Chris Heisey
  • CM Jeff Baker
  • SP Kyle Lohse

Down:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • OF Charles Blackmon
  • CM Anthony Rizzo
  • SP Edinson Volquez
Notes:
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday 6/24 with a strained quad muscle.

Roster Moves – Week 11 – June 7, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Charles Blackmon, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at UT

Up:

  • 1B Anthony Rizzo (to CM)
  • SP Edinson Volquez

Move:

  • CM Chris Nelson (to 2B)
  • UT Jon Jay (to OF)

Down:

  • 2B Jeff Baker
  • OF Matt Holliday
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • 2B Jose Lopez

Notes:

  • It is widely speculated that the Padres will call up Rizzo on Wednesday to play 1B, as 1B Brad Hawpe has been starting in right field the past two days.  At Triple-A Tucson, Rizzo is batting .365, with 16 homers and 20 doubles.
  • Jose Lopez was released, as he’s still in MLB limbo – designated for assignment, but no takers, and no announcements since that move was made.
  • OF Matt Holliday was placed on the 15-Day DL with a quadriceps strain. He’s eligible to return June 16th.
  • 2B Jeff Baker still has another week until his return from his groin strain. He is expected to return June 14th.
  • SP Edinson Volquez is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Louisville this week.
  • New OF Charles Blackmon was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he was hitting .337 with 10 homers, 49 RBI and 12 steals thus far.  OF Dexter Fowler was placed on the DL, and Blackmon is exptected to play in right field, with Carlos Gonzalez moving to center, though he may split time with Ryan Spilborghs.
  • Goodfellas released former 2011 RoadRunner Jorge Cantu.
  • Get Off Kong! selected former 2011 RoadRunner Chris Capuano as a contingency bid, but won the bidding for Rockies arm Rex Brothers.
  • On the Atomic RoadRunners eight-man reserve roster, only two players are not on the disabled list: SP Tim Stauffer and Catching prospect Devin Mesoraco. In addition to Baker and Holliday, OF Nate McLouth, and all three Dodgers relievers (Kuo, Padilla, Jansen) are on the DL as well.

Roster Moves – Week 10 – May 31, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Henry Blanco, Diamondbacks ($1 bid) – add to actives
  • SP Dillon Gee, Mets ($6 bid) – add to actives
  • IF Chris Nelson, Rockies ($0 bid) – add to actives at CM
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($2 bid) – reserve

Up:

  • SP Tim Stauffer

Down:

  • CM Jose Lopez
  • RP Vicente Padilla

Cut:

  • C Buster Posey
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen
  • MI/3B Mike Fontenot
  • SP Chris Narveson

Notes:

  • What a week – possibly the worst ever in AaRr History
    • On Wednesday, May 25th, Marlins OF Scott Cousins collided with C Buster Posey in the 11th inning. Posey flipped with his spikes stuck in the ground, and suffered ankle ligament tears and a broken fibula. After successful surgery, it was announced that he would be out for the year. I was hoping Posey’s AaRr farewell would be another title parade, not a release in May due to injury.
    • The next day, Thursday, May 26th, the Giants also placed SS/3B Mike Fontenot on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain.  Fontenot was injured in the same game as Posey was. Fontenot was cut due to the AaRr roster crunch.
    • Later that day, frustrated with their bench (and me frustrated with Jim Tracy”s managing style and roster construction), the Rockies designated 2B/3B Jose Lopez for assignment.  There’s now ten days to see if anyone wants him, or if he’ll accept an assignment to Triple-A (if that’s even an option).  The situation wasn’t resolved for our WBRL transaction deadline, so we’ll hang onto him to see what transpires this week.
    • Sunday, Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-Day DL with shoulder inflammation.
    • Monday, Cubs 2B Jeff Baker was placed on the 15-Day DL with a groin strain. I have to keep him active, as I have no other 2B available.
    • Keep in mind, both RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) and OF Nate McLouth (oblique) had been placed on the DL in week 8 (May 19th and 23rd, respectively).  Also, on May 23rd, SP Edinson Volquez was sent down to Triple-A.
  • So, the acquisitions:
    • C Henry Blanco was the best of a bad crop of replacement catchers. He’s a backup with pop.  Dodgers’ C Dioner Navarro was the contingency bid.
    • RP Hong-Chih Kuo re-joins the squad, though he’s still on the 15-Day DL for his anxiety disorder.  Reports have him throwing at 90% in rehab appearances.  Although I really should cut our losses with chasing the Dodger bullpen.  Five different pitchers earned their most-recent five saves. Contingency bids were Mets RP Bobby Parnell and Pirates RP Jose Veras.
    • IF Nelson has some pop and has some positional flexibility.  Maybe Jim Tracy will give him a shot at 2B, while EY Jr. is forcing Dexter Fowler to the pine.  I figured that Tracy would peg reserve Jonathan Herrera as the starter over Lopez after Spring Training.  Contingency bids were Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (in for injured Orlando Hudson). I declined to bid on Giants SS Brandon Crawford because he didn’t have 2B eligibility.
  • On top of all that, OnRoto had a hard drive crash (the “baseball3” server), so FAAB bids weren’t processed until 14 hours later than usual.  Roster moves for this period are being updated manually by the Commissioner – yours truly.

Roster Moves – Week 9 – May 24, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Charlie Morton, Pirates ($6 bid) – add to actives
  • OF Jon Jay, Cardinals ($5 bid) – add to actives at UT
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen, Diamondbacks ($0 bid) – reserve

Down:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo
  • SP Chris Capuano
  • RP Rafael Betancourt

Notes:

  • RP Vicente Padilla (active roster) was placed on the 15-Day DL on May 19th with a forearm strain, the same injury that had him on the DL to open the season.
  • SP Edinson Volquez (already reserved) was optioned to Triple-A Louisville following another implosion, and then comments that the Reds’ offense had let the team down.
  • OF Nate McLouth was placed on the 15-Day DL yesterday with a strained oblique. McLouth injured himself in his first at-bat on Sunday.
  • New SP Charlie Morton re-joins the RoadRunners. Morton was on the 2008 squad from June 17th to August 26th as a young fifth starter just called up from the Braves.  Morton’s 2008 AaRr player card can be found here.
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen was the contingency bid for 1B Juan Miranda.  Miranda is now the de-facto starting first basemen for the Diamondbacks, as 1B Russell Branyan was designated for assignment last weekend.  Unfortunately, the RoadRunners released him on May 3rd, after an extended slump and only occasional at-bats.  Shoeless Jews bid $8 (we bid $6). Allen was original selected for $1 in the 2011 WBRL auction by Cover Zero (Steve Sharik), but was released April 26th, 2011. Allen is currently the starting 1B at Triple-A Reno for the Diamondbacks.
  • Other contingency bids:
    • For Charlie Morton – Mets SP Dillon Gee ($3), Pirates SP Jeff Karstens ($0).  X-Men FAAB’d Karstens for $2 FAAB
    • For Jon Jay – Braves CM/OF Eric Hinske ($0 bid), Giants OF Nat Schierholtz ($0 bid).  Shoeless Jews FAAB’d Schierholtz for $0.

 

Roster Moves – Week 7 – May 10, 2011

FAAB Acquisition:

  • RP Vicente Padilla, Dodgers ($8 bid), add to actives

Up:

  • SP Ryan Dempster

Down:

  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • RP Rafael Betancourt

Cut:

  • SP Esmil Rogers

Notes:

  • On Saturday (May 7th) Rogers was placed on the 15-Day DL with a strained lat muscle.
  • Backup FAAB bid was $5 for Pirates SP Charlie Morton
  • Only other bidding this week was by Cover Zero, who replaced SS Angel Sanchez with SS Edgar Renteria
  • Former RoadRunner RP/SP Todd Wellemeyer announced his retirement.

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 5, 2011

Up:

  • OF Chris Heisey
  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • SP Chris Capuano

Down:

  • OF Matt Holliday
  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • SP Mat Latos

Notes:

  • Holliday will miss at least this week following his emergency appendectomy Friday.  While not on the 15-Day DL, the latest report has him back Monday at the earliest.
  • Originally thought to be eligible to come back from the DL tomorrow, Latos won’t be returning until mid-April, as he’s building stamina in extended spring training.
  • No FAAB bids this week.  The new eight-man reserve roster makes shuttling in role players on the cheap difficult.  Chris Narveson would have been a candidate to be released, but he went and pitched six shutout innings yesterday.