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Posts tagged ‘Fernando Salas’

Roster Moves – Week 6 – May 8th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals ($0 bid, Prospect, Minors)
  • 3B Cody Ransom, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, Add to Actives at UT)

Move:

  • OF Tony Campana (from UT)

Down:

  • OF J.D. Martinez

Cut:

  • RP Fernando Salas
  • OF Domonic Brown (Minors)

Notes:

  • Bidding was heated on new Cubs closer Rafael Dolis. The Atomic RoadRunners bid $11, but X-Men won the bidding at $26. Other bids were $17 (Shoeless Jews) and $10 (Misogynistic Padres). Dolis will split time with James Russell (no bids) as Carlos Marmol has repeatedly imploded.
  • No other bids were placed on Taveras or Ransom.
  • Astros OF J.D. Martinez has been in a slump, batting .175 over the past 3 weeks, with only 2 extra-base hits (both doubles). He was batting .056 the past 7 games, with 1 hit in 18 AB.
  • Diamondbacks Cody Ransom has been playing a lot at 3B in place of ice-cold Ryan Roberts.  It won’t last for the 38-year old journeyman, but he’s currently hitting .351 with 4 HR in 37 AB this season, which could be useful.
  • RP Fernando Salas was released due to poor performance. Benched on the RoadRunners after Week 2, Salas keeps getting lit up, with a 6.35 ERA and 2.029 WHIP, and his numbers are trending the wrong way.  21-14-7 day progression for ERA: 7.04 – 8.44 – 10.80.  Same for WHIP: 2.087 – 2.250 – 2.700.  Stats while active for AaRr: 3.2 IP, 6 K’s, 4.91 ERA, 1.91 WHIP. Looks like we got out before too much damage had occurred.
  • Phillies “prospect” OF Domonic Brown was released as well. The Phillies basically ruined him. The brought in 3 free-agent OF’s to compete for the LF job (Scott Podsednik, Juan Pierre, and Laynce Nix), plus incumbent John Mayberry, Jr.  Meanwhile, the future of the elderly franchise gets sent to AAA for the third season, where he’s (probably) dejected and is currently batting .247 in 93 ABs with 0 HR, 3 SB, 9 Runs and 13 RBI, with an OPS of .645.  If anyone needs a change of scenery, Brown is it.
  • Meanwhile new OF prospect, St. Louis Cardinal Oscar Taveras, is raking, and is primed to contribute in 2013.  Currently assigned to Double-A Springfield, Taveras is hitting .325 in 114 ABs, with 8 HR, 27 RBI, 16 Runs and 2 SB – with an OPS of 1.032.

 

Roster Moves – Week 3 – April 17th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Santiago Casilla, Giants ($23 bid, add to actives)
  • RP Bryan Shaw, Diamondbacks ($6 bid, add to actives)
  • RP Jason Grilli, Pirates ($5 bid, add to actives)

Up:

  • OF Nate Schierholtz

Down:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • RP Fernando Salas
  • RP Wilton Lopez

Cut:

  • C/CM Jordan Pacheco
  • RP Eric O’Flaherty
  • OF Chris Denorfia

Notes:

  • Rockies’ Jordan Pacheco was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to allow the promotion of 5th starter Drew Pomeranz. Fellow utilityman Chris Nelson pretty much won the 3B job over the first two weeks.
  • Giants’ Santiago Casilla is the presumptive favorite to gain saves in place of closer Brian Wilson, who is getting a second opinion on his elbow by Dr. James Andrews tomorrow, and will likely have Tommy John surgery.  Other candidates are Sergio Romo (protected by Stanimals), lefty Jeremy Affeldt, and Javier Lopez (both still available).  Bidding was tight: $23 (AaRr), $22 (Shoeless Jews), $17 (X-Men), and $13 (Get Off Kong). Casilla has only had 3 appearances, and he has a 0.00 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and 2 K’s in 2.2 innings.
  • The Diamondbacks’ Bryan Shaw has gotten two saves on days that closer J.J. Putz hasn’t been available, one on a day that presumptive closer-in-waiting David Hernandez was available.  Bidding: $6 (AaRr), $4 (Shoeless Jews), and $3 (X-Men). Shaw has a 0.00 ERA and 0.50 WHIP in 6 one-inning appearances, with 2 saves and 8 K’s.
  • Pirates’ RP Jason Grilli was anointed set-up guy to closer Joel Hanrahan last week, and he’s done quite well thus far, with a 1.80 ERA and 0.60 WHIP in five appearances.  I was the only bidder for Grilli.
  • In the FAAB run, Get Off Kong, Shoeless Jews, and X-Men were shut out of acquisitions.  Only the Atomic RoadRunners and Stanimals made successful bids. Stan got Pirates backup catcher Mike McKenry in place of 4th string Jake Fox, a move long overdue.
  • Fernando Salas was sent down due to his rough numbers thus far.  The set-up guy for closer Jason Motte, Salas has had some rough outings thus far, with a 4.91 ERA and 1.91 WHIP, with 7 hits and 6 K’s in 6 appearances (3.2 innings).

 

Roster Moves – Week 6 – May 3, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Fernando Salas, Cardinals ($5 bid), add to actives
  • UT Mike Fontenot, Giants ($0 bid), add to actives at CM

Up:

  • RP Rafael Betancourt

Down:

  • SP Ryan Dempster
  • SP Chris Capuano
  • CM Jose Lopez

Cut:

  • 1B Juan Miranda
  • SP Trey McNutt

Notes:

  • Fontenot was the contingent bid for Jason Bourgeois, who was claimed by Get Off Kong! for $5.  Fontenot should see time at SS and 3B, as Pablo Sandoval is out 4-6 weeks with a broken wrist.
  • This is Fontenot’s second stint with the RoadRunners.  Previously he was on the 2007 squad, acquired in trade with The Pi Train on July 3rd, along with 3B Chipper Jones and OF Corey Hart for SP Roy Oswalt, SP Derek Lowe, and OF Carlos Quentin. Fontenot was active at 2B for the remainder of the 2007 season.
  • RP Kenley Jansen was optioned to AAA Albuquerque on Sunday, May 1st. He has struck out 22 batters in 13 1/3 innings — good for a 14.9 K/9 mark — but he’s also walked eight and allowed 11 runs (9 of which were in two bad outings).