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Posts tagged ‘Jake Fox’

Roster Moves – June 30th – Week 13

Trades:

Trade 1:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:  Reds SP Johnny Cueto
  • Cover Zero receives: Nationals OF Adam Dunn

Trade 2:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:
    • Diamondbacks SP Max Scherzer
    • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw
    • Cardinals 3B Prospect Brett Wallace
  • Misogynistic Padres receives:
    • Braves 3B Chipper Jones
    • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips
    • Giants Closer Brian Wilson
    • Braves SP Kenshin Kawakami

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • Jon Rauch, RP Diamondbacks ($0 bid, reserve)
  • Alex Romero, OF Diamondbacks ($0 bid, active)

Up:

  • CM Emilio Bonifacio
  • RP Nick Masset
  • OF Andres Torres (to DH)

Down:

  • RP Matt Lindstrom
  • SP Shairon Martis

Move:

  • 2B Matt Downs (from DH – replaces Brandon Phillips)
  • 3B Mat Gamel (from CM – replaces Chipper Jones)

Cut:

  • SP Mat Latos (prospect)

Notes:

  • RP Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-Day DL on June 25th with elbow inflammation.  Will be out at least six weeks
  • SP Shairon Martis was optioned to AAA Columbus on June 28th
  • SP Antonio Bastardo was placed on the 15-Day DL on June 30th with a left shoulder strain
  • Jon Rauch was originally protected by Misogynistic Padres for 2009, and was released on May 12th.  He retains his contract and salary – signed through 2010 for $1.
  • Former RoadRunner Chad Gaudin was selected by X-Men for $6.  I had bid $5 to re-acquire Gaudin after two stellar outings.
  • Former RoadRunner Jake Fox was selected by X-Men for $11 due to his strong interleague performance.
  • The first big AL Free Agent joined the NL.  In this case, Mark DeRosa was traded to the Cardinals on Thursday.  Bidding was as follows:
    • $70 Stanimals
    • $46 X-Men
    • $45 Atomic Roadrunners (max bid)
    • $43 Shoeless Jews
    • $33 Get Off Kong!
    • $25 Cover Zero

Roster Moves – June 16th – Week 11

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Nick Masset, Reds ($1 bid, Add to Actives)
  • OF Andres Torres, Giants ($1 bid, Add to Actives at DH)

Up:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman
  • P Shairon Martis

Down:

  • C Carlos Ruiz
  • 1B Fernando Tatis
  • P Todd Wellemeyer
  • P Antonio Bastardo

Cut:

  • P Chad Gaudin
  • DH Jake Fox

Notes:

  • Get Off Kong! also bid on Nick Masset($1 bid) but AaRr won due to standings.
  • 1B Casey Kotchman is scheduled to be activated from DL today, June 16th.

Fox Optioned Back to Wreak Havoc on Iowa

Cubs optioned 1B Jake Fox to Triple-A Iowa. Fox would make for a fine corner platoon player and pinch-hitter, but the game no longer values that species. The Cubs don’t feel comfortable playing him at third base, and there’s no playing time available at first base. Fox will almost certainly return to Chicago at the end of the month to DH in American League parks. Despite his gaudy Triple-A numbers (a .423 BA, 17 homers and 50 RBI), Fox only got 12 at-bats during the past two weeks with the Cubs. He’ll continue to work on his defensive shortcomings at Triple-A, but ideally an American League team will turn him into a full-time DH. (Rotoworld)

Razzball’s Grey had a nice write up:

After scorching AAA and fields of Iowa’s prized corn to the tune of .423/17 HR/50 RBIs, Jake Fox got sent back down in favor of Aaron Miles after a measly 12 ABs.  Why?  Because, supposedly, he can’t field.  Or in his words  “I’m short, fat and fighting against a little athleticism issues“.  If I lived in Chicago, I’d print shirts that said “Crazy Short, Fat, and Unathletic….Like a Fox!”  I’d also print “Milton Bradley – Unsafe for Ages 2+” (He’s fine with babies) and “I’ll Fight You Zambrano y Mano”.

Roster Moves – June 9th – Week 10

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Carlos Ruiz, Phillies ($2 bid, add to actives at DH)
  • MI Brendan Ryan, Cardinals ($0 bid, add to actives at MI)
  • 1B Fernando Tatis, Mets ($1 bid, add to actives at 1B)
  • SP Antonio Bastardo, Phillies ($3 bid, add to actives)
  • SP Matt Maloney, Reds ($2 bid, add to actives)
  • RP Clay Zavada, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, add to actives)

Up:

  • C Chris Iannetta

Down:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman (15-Day DL – shin contusion)
  • SS Jose Reyes (15-Day DL – hamstring and calf)
  • DH Jake Fox
  • RP Matt Lindstrom
  • RP John Grabow

Cut:

  • C Robinzon Diaz
  • RP Kyle McClellan
  • RP Clay Condrey
  • OF Jody Gerut
  • 3B Brian Barden
  • OF Austin Kearns

Notes:

  • Bastardo was also bid on by The Pi Train ($1) and Misogynistic Padres ($0)
  • Ruiz was also bid on by Misogynistic Padres ($0)
  • Iannetta is scheduled to be activated from the 15-Day DL today
  • Both Ruiz and Ryan have been on the Roadrunners previously
  • Tatis was originally drafted by The Pi Train in the 6th Round of the 2009 WBRL Minor League draft, thus his salary is $10
  • Zavada’s middle name is “Pflibson”

Roster Moves – June 2nd – Week 9

Trade:

  • OF Conor Jackson (along with AaRr 12th-Round Minor League Draft) to The Pi Train, for his 4th-Round Minor League Draft in 2010.

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • DH Jake Fox, Cubs ($3, add to actives)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($0, reserve)

Up:

  • P Matt Lindstrom
  • P Sean West
  • OF Matt Diaz

Down:

  • DH Brian Barden
  • P Kyle McClellan
  • P Kenshin Kawakami
  • OF Austin Kearns

Cut:

  • OF Jonny Gomes

Notes:

  • San Diego RP Edward Mujica was a backup pickup if Fox wasn’t acquired.  He was picked up by Get Off Kong!
  • Conor Jackson may not return this season, due to his contraction of Valley Fever.  He’s currently on the 15-Day DL, and based on his $16 price tag and .190 batting average, he probably isn’t a candidate to be protected.