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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 10 – April 10th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/10/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

74.5

Runs

6

46

2

 Grab Some Bench

73.5

HR

3

15

3

 Atomic RoadRunners

66

RBI

1

57

4

 Goodfellas

63.5

Steals

6

5

5

 Shoeless Jews

60.5

Average

4

.2708

6

 The Pi Train

55.5

Wins

 T-4

5

7

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

49.5

Saves

 T-8

2

8

 Misogynistic Padres

45

ERA

 2

2.55

9

 Get Off Kong!

42.5

WHIP

 1

1.030

10

 Cover Zero

19.5

Strikeouts

 7

66


                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.10
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    5  0  2   1 |  0  0   .304 
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .308 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .333 
Juan Pierre          Mia OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .200 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    5  1  0   0 |  0  2   .257 
Jayson Werth         Was OF    4  1  1   0 |  0  2   .273 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .214 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    2  0  0   0 |  0  0   .043 
Donovan Solano       Mia 2B    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .290 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        33  2  5   1 |  0  4   .152 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: ChJohnson 1(1)
GIDP: ChJohnson 1(1), JWerth 1(2)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mike Minor        W(2-0)         5.7  5  0  0  1   0  4 23   0.00 1.05
Mike Adams                       1.0  1  1  1  0   0  3  4   9.00 1.00
Kenley Jansen     Ho(3)          1.0  2  0  0  0   0  1  5   0.00 2.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           7.7  8  1  1  1   0  8 32   1.17 1.17
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Chris Denorfia        SD OF    5  0  2   1 |  0  1   .444 
Justin Turner        NYM 2B    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .364 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         6  0  2   1 |  0  1   .333 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: CDenorfia 1(3)
2B: CDenorfia 1(3)
GIDP: CDenorfia 1(1)
Notes:
  • Ted Lilly (shoulder) allowed six runs over six innings Wednesday in a rehab start at Triple-A Albuquerque. Lilly made it to 90 pitches and racked up five strikeouts, but he also yielded eight hits and a walk. He missed time this spring because of the flu and lingering concerns about his throwing shoulder, and the Dodgers seem likely to ask him to make at least one more rehab start. Some better results would obviously be welcome. (Rotoworld)
  • Mike Minor held the Marlins scoreless over 5 2/3 innings in the Braves’ win on Wednesday. It was the second win on the season for the 25-year-old, and he’s allowed only one run in his 13 innings of work thus far. Minor didn’t go deep on Wednesday, failing to register a quality start despite blanking Marlins hitters. He now has a 0.69 ERA and 0.85 WHIP through two outings. His next start won’t come for another week, next Wednesday against the Royals. (Rotoworld)
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Mark Melancon could have been used if a save situation arose Wednesday as Jason Grilli had pitched in three consecutive games, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. That statement proved to be a moot point Wednesday since the Pirates lost 10-2, but it essentially confirms that Melancon is next in line to close for Pittsburgh should anything happen to Grilli this season. Neither Melancon nor Grilli has allowed an earned run this season. (Rotowire)
  • Rob Brantly is not in the starting lineup Wednesday. The Marlins are facing a left-handed starter in Atlanta’s Mike Minor, but Brantly already has two starts against lefties this season, so we can safely assume that his absence is just for purposes of rest. Miguel Olivo will start at catcher in his place. (Rotowire)
  • Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia extended his hitting streak to five games with his second multi-hit performance Wednesday against the Dodgers. Denorfia, who has hit safely in six of seven games, is batting .444 (8 for 18) with three doubles and three RBI in seven games. Denorfia, who has made just four starts, hit third for the first time this season Wednesday. (CBS Sports)
  • Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren will return to the mound Thursday against the White Sox after getting hit hard in his season debut at Cincinnati Friday. Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty believes he knows why Haren had a poor season debut. “One thing I knew going in — he had nine days off (since his previous start),” McCatty told MASNsports.com. “So he was going to be strong and command was going to struggle. He didn’t get balls to the place that he wanted to, and in that ballpark (that’s trouble). First time out, nine days off, you’re trying to do what the other (starters) did. He might’ve been pushing himself a little more to do more than he was capable of doing at that time.”” Haren will be pitching on five days’ rest heading into Thursday’s outing, but once he starts getting into a routine pitching on regular rest, McCatty feels Haren will settle into a groove. “I think he’s going to be fine,” McCatty said. “It’s just trusting himself. He’s a proven, veteran big league pitcher, so just getting out there and getting accustomed to the situation, not worried about doing more than he’s capable of doing — which is pretty good. And just kind of relax a little bit.” (CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 9th, 2013

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Jim Henderson, Brewers ($39 bid, Add to Actives)
  • OF Xavier Paul, Reds ($1 bid, Add to Actives)
  • 3B Eric Chavez, Diamondbacks ($0 bid, Add to Actives at CM)

Move:

  • 1B Chris Johnson (from CM)

Down:

  • 1B Freddie Freeman
  • RP Mark Melancon
  • OF Chris Denorfia

Cut:

  • 1B Casey Kotchman
  • 2B Logan Forsythe
  • RP Josh Collmenter

Notes:

  • 1B Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained right oblique. Atlanta’s Chris Johnson will slide over from 3B to 1B during Freeman’s absence.
  • 1B Casey Kotchman was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a torn left hamstring. It is expected that Kotchman will miss the rest of April.
  • The FAAB bidding for Henderson, who has replaced John Axford as Brewers closer for the time being: $39 – Atomic Roadrunners, $26 The Pi Train, $16 Get Off Kong!, $5 X-Men, $0 Misogynistic Padres
  • The Atomic RoadRunners had bid on Marlins 1B Greg Dobbs, who is replacing Kotchman in the lineup. The bidding: $5 (The Pi Train), $2 (Goodfellas), and  $1 (Atomic RoadRunners).  Chavez was our contingency pick, with Reid Brignac of the Rockies the backup there ($5 to Fear of a Black Ballclub).

Daily Rundown – Day 8 – April 8th, 2013

Standings and Statistics for 4/8/2013

Standings

Snapshot

Place

Team

Points

Category

Rank

Stats

1

 X-Men

82

Runs

3

41

2

 Grab Some Bench

69

HR

2

14

3

 The Pi Train

64

RBI

1

48

4

 Atomic Roadrunners

61.5

Steals

8

3

5

 Misogynistic Padres

56

Average

3

.2833

6

 Goodfellas

55

Wins

 T-7

2

7

 Shoeless Jews

53.5

Saves

 T-9

1

8

 Fear of a Black Ballclub

48

ERA

 4

3.29

9

 Get Off Kong!

34

WHIP

 3

1.096

10

 Cover Zero

27

Strikeouts

 7

46

                    BOX SCORE FOR 04.08
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Brandon Phillips     Cin 2B    5  2  2   2 |  1  1   .344 
Zack Cozart          Cin SS    3  0  0   0 |  0  2   .111 
Todd Frazier         Cin 3B    4  1  0   1 |  1  3   .414 
Ryan Braun           Mil OF    4  1  3   1 |  1  1   .500 
Juan Pierre          Mia OF    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .222 
Hunter Pence          SF OF    4  1  1   3 |  0  1   .280 
Travis Snider        Pit OF    3  0  1   2 |  1  2   .100 
Rob Brantly          Mia  C    4  0  1   0 |  0  3   .300 
Russell Martin       Pit  C    3  1  0   0 |  1  0   .000 
Chris Johnson        Atl 3B    4  0  3   0 |  0  0   .357 
Donovan Solano       Mia 2B    3  0  0   0 |  0  0   .292 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        40  6 11   9 |  5 13   .275 
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: BPhillips 2(7), TFrazier 1(10), RBraun 1(5), HPence 3(5),  TSnider 2(2)
2B: BPhillips 1(4), RBraun 2(3)
HR: BPhillips 1(2), HPence 1(3)
GIDP: RMartin 1(1)
SB: RMartin 1(1)
HBP: TFrazier 1, JPierre 1

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Melancon     Ho(1)          1.0  0  0  0  0   0  2  3   0.00 0.00
Kevin Slowey      L(0-2)         7.0  6  2  2  0   0  3 27   2.57 0.86
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           8.0  6  2  2  0   0  5 30   2.25 0.75
----------------------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Justin Turner        NYM 2B    1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .500 
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000 
---------------------------------------------------------

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Josh Collmenter                  2.0  1  1  1  2   0  2  9   4.50 1.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           2.0  1  1  1  2   0  2  9   4.50 1.50
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes:

  • Ted Lilly (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Albuquerque. Lilly allowed five runs (including three home runs) in six innings in his first rehab outing last Friday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. While his shoulder is healthy, he dealt with the flu during spring training and is still in the process of building arm strength. He’ll likely make at least two more rehab starts before being activated. There’s no room for him in the rotation at the moment, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has previously said that he is not suited to pitching in relief. Similar to Aaron Harang, the Dodgers may eventually be able to find a trade partner. (Rotoworld)
  • Hunter Pence belted a three-run homer in Monday’s win over the Rockies. It was Pence’s only hit of the night, but it was all the Giants needed in the 4-2 victory. Most are expecting a power drop-off from Pence this season as he plays in a pitcher-friendly park over a full season for the first time, but he has three homers in the first seven contests. (Rotoworld)
  • Kevin Slowey was a hard-luck loser after allowing two runs in seven innings Monday against the Braves. The Marlins will likely have a bunch of hard-luck losers this season. Slowey, for instance, has an 0-2 record to go along with his 2.19 ERA. With the way he’s throwing, he’s a viable play in NL-only leagues, particularly in his home starts. His flyball tendencies will lead to bad days in smaller parks. (Rotoworld)
  • Chris Johnson delivered three singles in four at-bats against the Marlins on Monday. The Braves have said they don’t plan to use Evan Gattis at first base, so the position will belong to Johnson for the two weeks that Freddie Freeman is out. It makes him a nice short-term choice in NL-only leagues. (Rotoworld)
  • Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday’s win over the Cardinals. Phillips’ homer in the sixth cut the Cards’ lead to one at the time, and his bloop double in the ninth put them ahead before the floodgates opened up. Jay Bruce (four hits) and Shin-Soo Choo (two hits, three RBI) also had big days at the dish for the Reds. Phillips is batting .344 with two homers and seven RBI early on this season. (Rotoworld)
  • Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Monday’s win over the Cubs. After missing the last three games with a neck injury, Braun didn’t show any lingering effects in his return to the lineup. He absolutely crushed an Edwin Jackson fastball in the second inning for an RBI double and added another one late off Carlos Marmol. The Brewers need Braun to stay healthy this season. They’re a drastically different team without him. (Rotoworld)
  • Jim Henderson recorded his first save of the season in Monday’s 7-4 win over the Cubs. The Brewers had a four-run lead, but Henderson had to bail out Brandon Kintzler after he loaded the bases with three straight singles. It’s another sign that John Axford has officially been phased out at closer. Henderson allowed one unearned run before striking out Steve Clevenger and Dave Sappelt. He got Starlin Castro to fly out to right field to end the game. Go ahead and pick him up in all fantasy formats. (Rotoworld)
  • Kenley Jansen has yet to allow a run in three appearances (2.2 innings) this year as he continues to work as a setup man to Brandon League. League has yet to allow a run either, so this arrangement will continue for the foreseeable future. (Rotowire)
  • Mark Melancon notched his first hold of the year Monday, throwing a scoreless eighth inning against the Diamondbacks. He struck out two of the three batters he faced. Melancon is in line for a decent number of holds in 2013 and would be first in line to close if anything happens to Jason Grilli. (Rotowire)
  • Travis Snider went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in his second start of the season Monday. The outfielder will likely get another start Tuesday, with righty Brandon McCarthy on the mound for Arizona. (Rotowire)
  • Reds third baseman Todd Frazier watched his hitting streak to begin the season end at six games Monday, but he was still able to extend his stellar RBI run. Frazier finished 0 for 4 with a walk during Cincinnati’s 13-4 victory at St. Louis, however, he netted his 10th RBI of the season on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning. He has now driven in a run during each of his past six games while carrying a .414 bating average and .485 on-base percentage. (CBS Sports)
  • Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre entered Monday’s series opener against the Braves riding a modest three-game hitting streak. He went 4 for 13 (.308) with three runs scored during that stretch. But he could not extend it against Atlanta, going 0 for 3 in the 2-0 loss. Pierre is batting .222 (6 for 27) with no stolen bases. (CBS Sports)
  • Reds outfielder Xavier Paul continued to be productive off the bench Monday against the Cardinals. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning and drove in a run with a single. Paul is 4 for 9 (.444) through six games with a homer and six RBI. (CBS Sports)
  • Michael Wacha, 21, gave up two runs on five hits while walking four over four innings in his season debut at Triple-A Memphis on Sunday. The four walks Sunday matched Wacha’s total over his first 21 professional innings last season. It’s believed that he could be ready to contribute in the big leagues later this season should the need arise in St. Louis, but Wacha will need to fare well in the Pacific Coast League in order to force the issue. (Rotowire)
  • Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras, who has endured some travel delays, is expected to make his Triple-A debut Monday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Taveras, who has not appeared in a minor-league game this season, hit .321 with 23 homers and 94 RBI in 124 games at Double-A last season. (CBS Sports)

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)