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Posts tagged ‘Jose Contreras’

Roster Moves – Week 13 – June 29th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Sam Demel, Diamondbacks ($2 bid), Add to actives
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($1 bid), Add to actives

Up:

  • SS Jonathan Herrera
  • SP Chris Volstad
  • SP John Ely

Down:

  • SS Omar Infante
  • RP Drew Storen
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • SP Randy Wells
  • SP Ian Kennedy

Cut:

  • SP Christian Friedrich (AA – Minors)
  • SP Jordan Lyles (AA – Minors)

Notes:

  • SP Madison Bumgarner was called up from AAA Fresno Saturday, June 26th, for his 2010 debut against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
  • Hong-Chih Kuo rejoins the Roadrunners for the first time since 2007, when he helped the pitching staff as a starter in the second half.
  • Kuo was originally drafted this season by Get Off Kong! (11th Round, 2010 Minor League Draft), but he was released on May 4th.
  • Kuo was a second contingency FAAB selection by Cover Zero.
  • The Pi Train bid $1 on Sam Demel, but was outbid by yours truly.
  • Cover Zero selected former 2o1o Roadrunner Jose Contreras for $0 FAAB bid.
  • Demel’s contract is for 1 year, as he came over from the Oakland A’s AAA Sacramento affiliate to the Diamondbacks in the Conor Jackson trade two weeks ago.

Say Goodbye To: Jose Contreras, Jason Jaramillo

RP – Jose Contreras
Acquired: May 18th, 2010 ($42 FAAB)
Released: June 22nd, 2010
Jose Contreras was a disasterous FAAB selection, at a time when Ryan Madson had kicked a laundry cart and gone on the 60-Day DL with a broken toe, and closer Brad Lidge was battling more elbow injuries and ineffectiveness. We had been tracking him even in Spring Training, but for all that effort, we got a whopping 2 saves from him. BUT, those two saves were enough to catapult the RoadRunners out of a three-way tie for 8th, into sole possession of 8th. Woo!

AaRr Stats IP W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Weeks 7-9 4.3 0 2.077 1.615 7 2
Reserve – Weeks 10-11 4.6 1 7.714 1.714 6 0

 

C – Jason Jaramillo
Acquired: May 4th, 2010 ($0 FAAB)
Released: June 22nd, 2010
Pirates catcher Jason Jaramillo was recommended as a pickup by none other than Peter Gammons, who has descended into another level of senility with the suggestion. Gammons had it on good authority that starting catcher Ryan Doumit would be traded, and that Jaramillo would be the starter. So the RoadRunners wasted a whole $0 bid on him as a backup, who ended up being active with the demotion of starting C Chris Iannetta. Jaramillo continued to play poorly, and was sent down to AAA Indianapolis. So there.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 5-7 13 .307 0 0 1 0
Reserved Week 8-11 28 .107 1 0 1 0

Roster Moves – Week 12 – June 22nd, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Jonathan Herrera, Rockies ($6 FAAB), Reserve
  • SS Danny Espinosa, Nationals ($0 FAAB), Reserve

Up:

  • 3B Casey Blake
  • SS Omar Infante
  • SP Randy Wells

Down:

  • 3B Chase Headley
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki
  • SP Chris Volstad

Cut:

  • C Jason Jaramillo
  • RP Jose Contreras

Notes:

  • On Friday, June 18th, the Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-Day Disabled List with a broken hammate bone in his left wrist, courtesy of a plunking by Twins pitcher Alex Burnett.  Surgery won’t be necessary, but Tulo will be out 6-8 weeks, and will likely take another six weeks to regain his power stroke.
  • The Roadrunners bid $5 on young Padres OF Aaron Cunningham, but were out-bid by Get Off Kong!, who got him for $7.

Roster Moves – Week 10 – June 8th, 2010

Up:

  • SP Wade LeBlanc
  • SP Chris Volstad

Down:

  • RP Jose Contreras
  • SP Randy Wells

Note:

  • Former Roadrunner LaTroy Hawkins was moved from the 15-Day to the 60-Day DL, so A. releasing him was a good move, and B. John Axford is a little safer, once Hoffman’s attempts are completed.

Meet the New Guys: Bernadina, Contreras, Ely

The National’s right field situation has been in shambles since the team released Elijah Dukes in the spring. The Roadrunners have already had two of the fill-ins, first OF Willy Taveras, released by both parties recently, as well as experimentation with SS Cristian Guzman. Roger Bernadina was called up from AAA Syracuse, and has done decently in limited action thus far. Bernadina has started four of the last five games and has seven hits, two homers and five RBI over that period. He has been on fire lately, but will probably return to the bench once he cools off. He is only viable in the deepest of NL-only formats at this point. (CBS Sports)

With two other Phillies relievers on the shelf, both Ryan Madson (broken toe) and Brad Lidge (ineffective, elbow), the simmering Jose Contreras was tabbed to be the standby closer. Perhaps he’s not worth the $42 FAAB bid (the only other bid was for $13), but hey, we have zero saves. Contreras did well in the Rockies’ pen last season, but was put in competition for a starting job in Spring Training and didn’t fare well. Looks like he can extend his career quite a bit if he stays successful in the pen.

Dodgers starter John Ely has been a surprise success this season, getting the call to spell Vicente Padilla from AAA. Dodgers SP John Ely had his most impressive start yet in a victory against the Astros on Monday, allowing two runs on eight hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings. He threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of his 25 hitters and went to a three-ball count just five times. The rookie right-hander, who turned 24 last Thursday, has faced 84 consecutive batters without allowing a base on balls — the longest current streak in the majors. “I try not to think about that at all. I’m just going out there with the same game plan — trying to throw strikes and keep the ball down,” Ely said. “I’m a competitor and I hate giving in to guys, so I’m going to go at them. If they beat me, that’s fine. But at least I know I went at them with my best stuff. I’m getting a little more confidence each time out and learning how to face different kinds of hitters.” Ely wasn’t known for having exceptional control in the minors, so you have to think he’ll start walking batters eventually. Still, he has been quite a find out of the Dodgers minor-league system and quite an addition of the waiver wire in NL-only leagues. Another start or two like this one, and he’ll deserve a look even in mixed leagues. His next start and second of Fantasy Week 7 (May 17-23) is scheduled for Saturday against the Tigers. (CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – Week 7 – May 18th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Jose Contreras, Phillies ($42 bid), Add to Actives
  • SP John Ely, Dodgers ($5 bid), Add to Actives
  • OF Roger Bernadina ($2 bid), Add to Actives

Up:

  • UT Cristian Guzman

Move:

  • 3B Chase Headley

Down:

  • 3B Casey Blake
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • OF Jody Gerut

Cut:

  • OF Matt Diaz
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins

Notes:

  • Contreras was a possible draft-day target, but slipped of f the charts with Ryan Madson (protected) and Brad Lidge (drafted). Now with both on the DL (Madson until July, Lidge uncertain), Contreras is the man, and I need saves.  Only other bids: Shoeless Jews ($13)
  • Both X-Men and Misogynistic Padres put in $0 bids on Ely
  • Goodfellas bid $0 on Bernadina
  • My contingency bid for Bernadina was for Mets OF Chris Carter.  Since I got Bernadina, he went to X-Men for a $0 bid.
  • Shoeless Jews picked up former Roadrunner Takashi Saito for a $0 bid, whom I released last week
  • OF Matt Diaz was placed on the 15-Day DL on Saturday (May 15th) with an injured and infected thumb.
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins has been on the 15-Day DL for over a week, with no update on his status.
  • The Washington Nationals promoted RP Drew Storen from AAA to the major-league squad.
  • In the process of calling up Storen, former Roadrunner Brian Bruney was designated for assignment Sunday (May 16th)
  • Former Roadrunner Willy Taveras was designated for assignment on Monday (May 17th).