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Roster Moves – Week 4 – April 23rd, 2013

FAAB Acquisition:

  • SP Hiram Burgos, Brewers ($6 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • 1B Freddie Freeman
  • C Russell Martin
  • SP Kevin Slowey

Move:

  • CM Chris Johnson (from 1B)

Down:

  • SP Dan Haren
  • RP Brad Ziegler
  • C Michael McKenry
  • CM Justin Turner

Cut:

  • RP Wilton Lopez

Notes:

  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was activated from the 15-Day Disabled List in time for Tuesday’s doubleheader at Colorado. He would have played last night, but the game was snowed out.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly is expected to be activated from the 15-Day DL (shoulder) ahead of Wendesday’s start at the Mets. Lilly has been out all season thus far as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The former abundance of starting pitching the Dodgers had has dried up, as Zack Greinke will be out until late June with a broken collarbone (suffered in the Carlos Quentin brawl), Aaron Harang has been traded, Chris Capuano is on the DL with a strained calf (also suffered in the Greinke/Quentin fight), and yesterday it was announced that Chad Billingsley would undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Yikes.
  • Bidding for Brewers SP Hiram Burgos was competitive: Atomic RoadRunners won him at $6, while The Pi Train bid $2 and Misogynistic Padres bid $0.

 

Roster Moves – Week 3 – April 16th, 2013

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Michael McKenry, Pirates ($0 bid, Add to Actives)
  • RP Brad Ziegler, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, Add to Actives)

Up:

  • IF Justin Turner (to CM)
  • RP Mark Melancon
  • OF Chris Denorfia (to UT)

Down: 

  • RP Kyuji Fujikawa
  • C Russell Martin

Cut:

  • 3B Eric Chavez
  • OF Xavier Paul

Notes:

  • On Saturday (April 13th) RP Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a sprained right forearm.
  • New C Michael McKenry was one of four catchers the RoadRunners bid on this week. Get Off Kong acquired the Cubs Dioner Navarro for $1 (McKenry was his contingency). Contingency bids for the RoadRunners were the Rockies’ Yorvit Torrealba, the afore-mentioned Navarro, and Brewers backup C Martin Maldonado.
  • RP Brad Ziegler was our second contingency behind Lannan and Collmenter.
    • We were outbid for Phillies starter John Lannan. RoadRunners bid $0, but Shoeless Jews bid $1.
    • We were outbid in the chance to re-acquire Diamondbacks swingman Josh Collmenter. We bid $0, but Get Off Kong bid $0 also, so we lost him due to the tie-break (I was in 3rd yesterday, Tom was in 8th).

Daily Rundown – Day 9 – April 9th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/9/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

76.5

Runs

4

44

2

 Atomic RoadRunners

70

HR

T-2

15

3

 Grab Some Bench

69.5

RBI

1

56

4

 Goodfellas

60

Steals

6

5

4

 Shoeless Jews

60

Average

3

.2824

6

 The Pi Train

57.5

Wins

 T-4

4

7

 Misogynistic Padres

50.5

Saves

 T-8

2

8

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

47.5

ERA

 2

2.70

9

 Get Off Kong!

37.5

WHIP

 1

1.014

10

 Cover Zero

21.5

Strikeouts

 7

58

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.09
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    4  0  0   0 |  0  3   .278 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    3  0  0   1 |  0  1   .314 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    4  1  1   0 |  0  0   .129 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    3  0  0   0 |  0  2   .375 
Ryan Braun           Mil OF    4  0  2   1 |  1  1   .500 
Juan Pierre          Mia OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .226 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    5  0  2   2 |  0  1   .300 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  1  2   3 |  0  1   .276 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    3  1  2   0 |  1  0   .231 
Rob Brantly          Mia  C    2  0  0   1 |  1  0   .273 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    4  0  1   0 |  0  2   .048 
Eric Chavez          Ari 3B    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .250 
Donovan Solano       Mia 2B    3  0  1   0 |  1  0   .296 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        47  3 13   8 |  4 11   .277 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: BPhillips 1(8), RBraun 1(6), HPence 2(7), JWerth 3(7),
 RBrantly 1(2)
2B: TSnider 1(1), RMartin 1(1)
HR: JWerth 1(3)
GIDP: ZCozart 1(1), ErChavez 1(1)
SB: RBraun 1(1), JPierre 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Kris Medlen       W(1-1)         7.0  3  1  0  2   0  1 26   0.00 0.71
Mike Adams                       0.3  0  0  0  0   0  1  1   0.00 0.00
Cliff Lee         W(2-0)         8.7  8  3  2  0   0  6 34   2.07 0.92
Kyuji Fujikawa    S(2)           1.0  1  0  0  0   0  2  5   0.00 1.00
Edward Mujica     Ho(4)          1.0  0  0  0  0   0  2  3   0.00 0.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                          18.0 12  4  2  2   0 12 69   1.00 0.78
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    1  1  1   1 |  0  0   .462 
Justin Turner        NYM 2B    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .400 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         5  1  2   1 |  0  0   .400 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: CDenorfia 1(2)
GIDP: JTurner 1(1)
ERRORS: JTurner 1(1)

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Melancon     Ho(2)          1.0  0  0  0  0   0  1  3   0.00 0.00
Wilton Lopez                     1.0  3  1  1  0   0  1  6   9.00 3.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           2.0  3  1  1  0   0  2  9   4.50 1.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes:

  • Zack Cozart is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s matinee against the Cardinals. It’s just a day off for Cozart, who is hitting just .129 (4-for-31) to begin the season. Cesar Izturis will start in his place at shortstop and bat eighth. (Rotoworld)
  • Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game Tuesday, holding the Mets to three runs — two earned — on eight hits and no walks in the 8-3 victory. Lee struck out six on the night. He gave up a two-out single to Justin Turner in the ninth, and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel decided to give him the hook. Lee had thrown 107 pitches, but it was a pretty stress-free outing for the veteran southpaw. He’ll bring a 1.08 ERA into Cincinnati next week. (Rotoworld)
  • Kris Medlen allowed one run in seven innings as the Braves beat the Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday. This is more like what we expected from the 27-year-old in his 2012 encore, even if it was against the lowly Marlins. Medlen allowed just three hits despite striking out only one. With a few off days built into the schedule, his next start will likely be against the Royals next Tuesday. (Rotoworld)
  • Justin Turner will start at first base for Ike Davis on Tuesday against Cliff Lee, ESPN New York reports. Spin: Davis is just 4-for-27 on the year overall and 1-for-11 lifetime against Lee, so he gets the night off with the righty-hitting Turner starting in his stead. (Rotowire)
  • Kyuji Fujikawa recorded his second save of the season and first since being named closer in the Cubs’ 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. It was a reassuring outing for Fujikawa, who entered with an 11.57 ERA. The 32-year-old struck out two and pitched around an error to close it down, going through the heart of the Brewers order in the process. If there was any hesitation to grab him based on his shaky outings in the early going, there should be none now. (Rotoworld)
  • Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Tuesday against the White Sox. Werth now has three home runs on the season and is 6-for-13 over his last three games, making him a must-start at this point. (Rotowire)
  • Pirates outfielder Travis Snider made his third start on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks and put together his best performance at the plate. He went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in a 6-5 win. Snider led off the second inning with a double before hitting a single in the eighth. He is batting .231 (3 for 13) through eight games with two RBI. (CBS Sports)

Daily Rundown – Day 4 – April 4th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/4/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

81

Runs

T-5

15

2

 Misogynistic Padres

65.5

HR

 T-2

6

3

 Grab Some Bench!

62

RBI

 2

19

4

 Atomic Roadrunners

61

Steals

 T-7

0

5

 The Pi Train

60

Average

4

.2460

6

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

58.5

Wins

 T-5

1

7

 Shoeless Jews

55.5

Saves

 T-5

1

8

 Goodfellas

52.5

ERA

 4

2.00

9

 Get Off Kong!

30.5

WHIP

 2

0.963

10

 Cover Zero

23.5

Strikeouts

 8

23

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.04
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    3  0  0   0 |  0  1   .500 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    4  0  2   0 |  0  0   .250 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    3  2  2   1 |  0  0   .333 
Juan Pierre          Fla OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .182 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  2  2   3 |  0  1   .167 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Rob Brantly          Fla  C    4  0  2   0 |  0  0   .286 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    3  1  0   0 |  1  1   .000 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    0  1  0   0 |  1  0   .333 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .333 
Donovan Solano       Fla 2B    3  0  2   0 |  1  0   .333 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        35  6 10   4 |  3  3   .286 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: TFrazier 1(2), JWerth 3(3)
2B: BPhillips 1(1), TFrazier 1(1)
HR: TFrazier 1(1), JWerth 1(1)
GIDP: FFreeman 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Kris Medlen       L(0-1)         5.0  6  2  2  4   0  3 25   3.60 2.00
Cliff Lee         W(1-0)         8.0  2  0  0  0   0  8 26   0.00 0.25
Mark Melancon                    1.0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3   0.00 0.00
Kyuji Fujikawa    Ho(1)          1.0  0  0  0  0   0  1  3   0.00 0.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                          15.0  8  2  2  4   0 12 57   1.20 0.80
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Justin Turner        NYM 2B    4  0  3   0 |  0  0   .750 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         4  0  3   0 |  0  0   .750 
---------------------------------------------------------
2B: JTurner 1(1)

Notes:

  • Cliff Lee tossed eight dominant innings against a strong lineup in Thursday’s start at Atlanta, scattering a pair of hits with eight strikeouts en route to the win. It was a cold night in Atlanta, and Lee was aided by the wind on a couple of fly balls, but his performance was brilliant nonetheless. What a difference a year makes, as Lee did not pick up his first win in 2012 until July 4. It’s difficult to accurately predict how many games Lee might win this season, but he should continue to post great ratios and strikeout totals as one of the National League’s best starters. “They seemed really aggressive and were swinging the bat pretty good the first couple of games,” Lee said. “I just tried to allow them to see the fewest amount of pitches as possible and attack the zone in good locations. For me, the key is to limit the amount of pitches they can see by throwing strikes and allow the defense to make plays.” Lee will make his next start Tuesday at home against the Mets. He went 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in five starts last season against the Mets.(Rotowire, CBS Sports)
  • Kris Medlen labored in Thursday’s start against Philadelphia, giving up two runs and six hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out three, tossing 92 pitches. Medlen was fortunate to have just surrendered two runs and was shaky in general, not recording a 1-2-3 inning until the fifth frame. He was incredibly dominant after the All-Star break last year (0.94 ERA, 0.82 WHIP with a 95:14 K:BB ratio in 95.1 innings), and it’s unrealistic to expect similar numbers over the course of a full season. However, Medlen is certainly more talented and skilled than what he showed Thursday. “I made some adjustments. I felt like I was rushing a little bit in the very beginning,” Medlen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s something I felt the entire spring. I left some balls up. Obviously the walks stood out; I think I’ve been up here long enough that you know that I don’t walk people.” Medlen is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at Miami. He went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in five appearances (three starts) against the Marlins last season. (Rotowire, CBS Sports)
  • Donovan Solano had two hits and a walk in four trips to the plate Wednesday as the Marlins fell to the Nationals 6-1. Solano’s performance qualifies him as an offensive standout in a sorry lineup that scored only a single run in its three-game set against Washington. Solano is looking to build off of a solid rookie season in which he posted a .296/.342/.375 slash line over 285 at-bats. He’s off to a nice start, going 3-for-9 with two walks and just one strikeout in the opening series. (Rotowire)
  • After going 0 for 3 in the opener Monday, Marlins catcher Rob Brantly got back on track as he enjoyed a solid performance Thursday against the Nationals. Brantly picked up his first multi-hit game of the season as he singled in the second and the sixth, finishing 2 for 4 in a 6-1 defeat. He is now hitting .286 through two games. (CBS Sports)
  • Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was one of three Cincinnati hitters to homer off Angels starter Joe Blanton during a 5-4 win Thursday. Frazier’s first home run of the season was a solo shot leading off the second inning. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs and one double, which came close to being his second home run of the game. Frazier’s fly ball went off the yellow padding atop the wall in the fourth inning, and he continued to third when center fielder Mike Trout bobbled the carom for an error. The umpires checked to make sure the ball didn’t clear the wall. Frazier scored on Ryan Hanigan’s sacrifice fly — Cincinnati’s only run that didn’t come off a homer. Frazier has hit safely in each of the first three games. He’s batting .333 (4 for 12) with two RBI in that span. (CBS Sports)
  • Mets infielder Justin Turner started at second base Thursday against the Padres in place of Daniel Murphy, and Turner got hits in his first three at-bats of the season. He finished 3 for 4 with a double. (CBS Sports)
  • Casey Kotchman (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Kotchman suffered a left hamstring strain in Wednesday night’s game against the Nationals. Greg Dobbs is filling in for him at first base on Thursday and could keep that starting gig for the next two or three weeks, as Kotchman is expected to be out until late April. (Rotoworld)

Daily Rundown – Day 1 – April 1st, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/1/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 Grab Some Bench

84.5

Runs

T-6

4

2

 X-Men

75

HR

T-6

1

3

 The Pi Train

69.5

RBI

 T-4

4

4

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

65.5

Steals

 T-6

0

5

 Goodfellas

62.5

Average

8

.1837

6

 Shoeless Jews

52

Wins

 T-5

0

7

 Get Off Kong!

40

Saves

 T-1

1

8

 Atomic Roadrunners

38.5 

ERA

 9

11.57

9

 Cover Zero

32

WHIP

 9

1.714

10

 Misogynistic Padres

30.5

Strikeouts

 9

2

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.01
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Freddie Freeman      Atl 1B    4  1  3   3 |  0  1   .750 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    5  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    5  0  1   0 |  0  2   .200 
Ryan Braun           Mil OF    4  1  1   1 |  1  2   .250 
Juan Pierre          Fla OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .250 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
Rob Brantly          Fla  C    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    3  1  1   0 |  1  0   .333 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    3  1  2   0 |  1  1   .667 
Donovan Solano       Fla 2B    2  0  0   0 |  1  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        49  4  9   4 |  4  9   .184 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: FFreeman 3(3), RBraun 1(1)
2B: ChJohnson 1(1)
HR: FFreeman 1(1)
ERRORS: BPhillips 1(1)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Melancon                    1.0  0  0  0  0   0  2  4   0.00 0.00
Kyuji Fujikawa    S(1)           0.3  0  0  0  0   0  0  1   0.00 0.00
Wilton Lopez      BS(1)          1.0  4  3  3  0   0  0  7  27.00 4.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           2.3  4  3  3  0   0  2 12  11.74 1.74
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Casey Kotchman       Fla 1B    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------

Notes:

  • Wilton Lopez was charged with a blown save after allowing three runs on four hits in the eighth inning of Monday’s loss to the Brewers. Lopez was on the hook for the loss until Dexter Fowler hit a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, ultimately sending the game to extra innings. The right-hander’s team debut may have been a disappointing one, but he’ll still have some security as the primary setup man to closer Rafael Betancourt. (Rotowire)
  • Mark Melancon struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Opening Day. He threw eight of nine pitches for strikes, striking out two batters on breaking balls. Melancon is second in line for saves, behind Pittsburgh’s newly-minted closer, 36-year-old Jason Grilli. (Rotowire)
  • Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the Braves’ 7-5 win over the Phillies on Monday. Freeman kicked off the scoring with a two-run homer off Cole Hamels in the first and later added an RBI single. He’s a sleeper candidate to lead the NL in RBI this year while hitting cleanup behind Jason Heyward and Justin Upton in the Braves lineup. (Rotoworld)
  • After being considered questionable for the start of the season as late as last Wednesday, Mets second baseman Justin Turner was available off the bench during the team’s season opener against San Diego on Monday. Turner dealt with a calf injury at the end of spring training, but was able to avoid the disabled list and open the season on New York’s bench. (CBS Sports)
  • Kyuji Fujikawa may not be the Cubs’ closer just yet, but he was the first of their relievers to record a save this season, as he and James Russell bailed out Carlos Marmol to preserve a 3-1 win over the Pirates on opening day. Marmol followed up the strikeout of Garrett Jones with a hit by pitch, a single and a walk, and after 19 pitches, he was lifted for Russell. Fujikawa’s one-out save was a bonus for owners who drafted him in the hopes that he would soon be replacing Marmol in the closer’s role. It doesn’t signify an imminent role change, but Marmol’s quick ouster shows that the Cubs may not be patient with their incumbent closer. He is still available in close to two-thirds of the leagues on CBSSports.com, and now is the time to roster Fujikawa — before the Cubs make a move to change closers. Given their apparent impatience with Marmol, Fujikawa may be the most enticing closer-in-waiting on waivers right now. (CBS Sports)