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Posts tagged ‘Mike Fontenot’

Roster Moves – Week 10 – May 31, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Henry Blanco, Diamondbacks ($1 bid) – add to actives
  • SP Dillon Gee, Mets ($6 bid) – add to actives
  • IF Chris Nelson, Rockies ($0 bid) – add to actives at CM
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($2 bid) – reserve

Up:

  • SP Tim Stauffer

Down:

  • CM Jose Lopez
  • RP Vicente Padilla

Cut:

  • C Buster Posey
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen
  • MI/3B Mike Fontenot
  • SP Chris Narveson

Notes:

  • What a week – possibly the worst ever in AaRr History
    • On Wednesday, May 25th, Marlins OF Scott Cousins collided with C Buster Posey in the 11th inning. Posey flipped with his spikes stuck in the ground, and suffered ankle ligament tears and a broken fibula. After successful surgery, it was announced that he would be out for the year. I was hoping Posey’s AaRr farewell would be another title parade, not a release in May due to injury.
    • The next day, Thursday, May 26th, the Giants also placed SS/3B Mike Fontenot on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain.  Fontenot was injured in the same game as Posey was. Fontenot was cut due to the AaRr roster crunch.
    • Later that day, frustrated with their bench (and me frustrated with Jim Tracy”s managing style and roster construction), the Rockies designated 2B/3B Jose Lopez for assignment.  There’s now ten days to see if anyone wants him, or if he’ll accept an assignment to Triple-A (if that’s even an option).  The situation wasn’t resolved for our WBRL transaction deadline, so we’ll hang onto him to see what transpires this week.
    • Sunday, Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-Day DL with shoulder inflammation.
    • Monday, Cubs 2B Jeff Baker was placed on the 15-Day DL with a groin strain. I have to keep him active, as I have no other 2B available.
    • Keep in mind, both RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) and OF Nate McLouth (oblique) had been placed on the DL in week 8 (May 19th and 23rd, respectively).  Also, on May 23rd, SP Edinson Volquez was sent down to Triple-A.
  • So, the acquisitions:
    • C Henry Blanco was the best of a bad crop of replacement catchers. He’s a backup with pop.  Dodgers’ C Dioner Navarro was the contingency bid.
    • RP Hong-Chih Kuo re-joins the squad, though he’s still on the 15-Day DL for his anxiety disorder.  Reports have him throwing at 90% in rehab appearances.  Although I really should cut our losses with chasing the Dodger bullpen.  Five different pitchers earned their most-recent five saves. Contingency bids were Mets RP Bobby Parnell and Pirates RP Jose Veras.
    • IF Nelson has some pop and has some positional flexibility.  Maybe Jim Tracy will give him a shot at 2B, while EY Jr. is forcing Dexter Fowler to the pine.  I figured that Tracy would peg reserve Jonathan Herrera as the starter over Lopez after Spring Training.  Contingency bids were Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (in for injured Orlando Hudson). I declined to bid on Giants SS Brandon Crawford because he didn’t have 2B eligibility.
  • On top of all that, OnRoto had a hard drive crash (the “baseball3” server), so FAAB bids weren’t processed until 14 hours later than usual.  Roster moves for this period are being updated manually by the Commissioner – yours truly.

Roster Moves – Week 8 – May 17, 2011

Up:

  • CM Jose Lopez

Down:

  • CM Mike Fontenot

Notes:

  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-Day DL with an anxiety disorder. No estimate on his return, although he also went through this previously.

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).

Protected List – Not So Much

In the final installment of our tour through the 2007 Atomic Roadrunners roster on the lookout for protectables, we encounter the fifth group of player – “The Not-so-Much’s”.  Self-explanatory:

The Not-So-Much’s

  • Chris Iannetta – Destined to be next in the line of Ben Petrick, J.D. Closser, of hyped Rockies rookie catchers?
  • Mike Fontenot -Can’t believe he’d cost $11 to protect.
  • Ruben Gotay – Once Luis Castillo was signed, he was doomed
  • Brendan Ryan – May be a good reserve pick for 2008, given the crap St. Louis will roll out at the keystone.
  • Alfredo Amezaga – Good player to have on a real baseball team – very versatile, but doesn’t run anymore.
  • Morgan Ensberg – 2007 wasn’t the bounceback I had hoped for.  Currently a free agent.
  • Ryan Ludwick – Decent mashing OF for St. Louis, may be worth a minor league pick
  • Ryan Spilborghs – Very good #4 OF that has some power and a .300 avg.  Will re-visit, and might go in the auction
  • Chris Sampson – Wasn’t that much stuff there to begin with, maybe better than Woody Williams – not a compliment
  • Saul Rivera – Seemed decent in stretches, led the league in appearances, may have been used up