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Roster Moves – Week 20 – August 9, 2011

Trade:

Acquired from Cover Zero:

  • OF Ryan Braun (2/$42), Brewers
  • RP Chad Qualls (2/$7), Padres

Traded to Cover Zero:

  • RP Joel Hanrahan (1/$5), Pirates
  • SP Shelby Miller (3/$8), Cardinals (minors)

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP David Hernandez, Diamondbacks ($2 bid), Add to actives
  • RP Wilton Lopez, Astros ($0 bid), Add to actives
  • RP Jose Veras, Pirates ($0 bid), Add to actives

Down:

  • SP Charlie Morton
  • SP Dillon Gee

Cut:

  • SP Kyle Lohse
  • UT Jeff Baker
  • OF Nate McLouth

Notes:

  • Trade: OF Braun was selected for $42 in the 2011 WBRL auction. RP Qualls was selected in the 2nd Round of the minor league draft, thus the $7 salary.  Both are protectable for 2012 and 2013.  Hanrahan is protectable for only 2012, but Miller is protectable as a minor-leaguer.  Miller was the first-overall minor league selection by Misogynistic Padres ($8 price), who released him April 19th.  The RoadRunners picked him up for $1 FAAB bid on June 14th.
  • Additional FAAB bids were placed on new Padres 1B/UT Jesus Guzman for $1, and for Braves OF Jose Constanza ($1).  They were acquired by Get Off Kong! (Guzman – $15), and by Cover Zero (Constanza – $94).
  • RP Hernandez had previously been acquired by Get Off Kong! on April 12th (released June 28th) and July 5th (released August 2nd).  His salary is $5 from that first pickup.
  • OF Chris Heisey was placed on the 15-Day DL on August 6th with an oblique injury.  He is expected to be out 3-4 weeks.

Roster Moves – Week 19 – August 2, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF J.D. Martinez, Astros ($1 bid, add to actives at UT)

Up:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt (to CM)
  • SP Charlie Morton

Down:

  • RP Kenley Jansen
  • OF Nate McLouth

Cut:

  • 1B Brandon Allen

Notes:

  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-Day DL July 27th with a cardiac arrhythmia. He’s expected to be out at least four weeks.
  • Braves OF Nate McLouth was placed on the 15-Day DL July 29th with a sports hernia. He’s expected to be out up to six weeks, possibly for the season.
  • Astros OF Hunter Pence was traded to the Phillies July 29th for 1B Jonathan Singleton, SP Jarred Cosart and two additional players to be named later.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Brandon Allen was traded to the A’s July 31st with RP Jordan Noberto for RP Brad Ziegler. Allen was immediately assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt was called up from Double-A Mobile to replace Brandon Allen on the roster.
  • Atomic RoadRunners placed an unsuccessful bid on new Pirates 1B Derrek Lee (traded from Orioles at the deadline). Bids were $68 (Misogynistic Padres), $26 (Shoeless Jews), $19 (Get Off Kong!), and $4 (AaRr).  Goodfellas bid $82, but had already successfully gotten new Cardinals SP Edwin Jackson for $95.

Roster Moves – Week 17 – July 19, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 1B Brandon Allen, Diamondbacks ($6 bid, add to actives at CM)

Up:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • SP Charlie Morton

Down:

  • OF Jon Jay
  • CM Jeff Baker
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Cut:

  • SP Edinson Volquez

Notes:

  • The Diamondbacks called up 1B Brandon Allen from Triple-A Reno to start following the All-Star break.  1B Juan Miranda (originally owned by AaRr in 2011) was sent outright to Triple-A Reno. Allen will share some time with 1B/LF Xavier Nady.
  • The only other bids for Brandon Allen was from Shoeless Jews, who is the current owner of Juan Miranda.
  • Allen had previously been on the 2011 Roadrunners, having been picked up as a half-ass alternate bid on May 24th, and subsequently released on May 31st.
  • Cover Zero had originally acquired Allen in the 2011 auction for $1, and was released April 26th.
  • Speaking of former 2011 RoadRunners, Cover Zero acquired Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt with a $0 bid.

 

Roster Moves – Week 15 – July 5, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Mark Ellis, $21 (add to actives at 2B)

Up:

  • OF Charles Blackmon
  • SP Charlie Morton

Down:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Cut:

  • 2B Chris Nelson

Notes:

  • 2B Mark Ellis was traded to the Rockies from the A’s over the weekend. Other bids were $19 (Goodfellas), $18 (Get Off Kong!), $9 (Shoeless Jews), $2 (X-Men)
  • Ellis’ arrival resulted in 2B Chris Nelson being optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Roster Moves – Week 14 – June 28, 2011

Up:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • OF Chris Heisey
  • CM Jeff Baker
  • SP Kyle Lohse

Down:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • OF Charles Blackmon
  • CM Anthony Rizzo
  • SP Edinson Volquez
Notes:
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday 6/24 with a strained quad muscle.

Roster Moves – Week 13 – June 21, 2011

Up:

  • OF Jon Jay
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • OF Chris Heisey
  • SP Charlie Morton

Notes:

  • Get Off Kong! acquired two-time 2011 RoadRunner Hong-Chih Kuo on FAAB with a $3 bid.  Kuo was just activated from the DL (anxiety disorder).
  • With the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols heading to the DL with a broken wrist, RF Lance Berkman moves to 1B and OF Jon Jay becomes the every day right fielder in St. Louis.
  • OF Nate McLouth was activated from the 15-Day DL (oblique) on Sunday, June 19th.
  • RP Kenley Jansen was activated from the 15-Day DL (shoulder inflammation) on Saturday, June 18th.
  • The RoadRunners are now completely off the disabled list.  For now.

Roster Moves – Week 11 – June 7, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Charles Blackmon, Rockies ($0 bid), Add to actives at UT

Up:

  • 1B Anthony Rizzo (to CM)
  • SP Edinson Volquez

Move:

  • CM Chris Nelson (to 2B)
  • UT Jon Jay (to OF)

Down:

  • 2B Jeff Baker
  • OF Matt Holliday
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • 2B Jose Lopez

Notes:

  • It is widely speculated that the Padres will call up Rizzo on Wednesday to play 1B, as 1B Brad Hawpe has been starting in right field the past two days.  At Triple-A Tucson, Rizzo is batting .365, with 16 homers and 20 doubles.
  • Jose Lopez was released, as he’s still in MLB limbo – designated for assignment, but no takers, and no announcements since that move was made.
  • OF Matt Holliday was placed on the 15-Day DL with a quadriceps strain. He’s eligible to return June 16th.
  • 2B Jeff Baker still has another week until his return from his groin strain. He is expected to return June 14th.
  • SP Edinson Volquez is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Louisville this week.
  • New OF Charles Blackmon was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he was hitting .337 with 10 homers, 49 RBI and 12 steals thus far.  OF Dexter Fowler was placed on the DL, and Blackmon is exptected to play in right field, with Carlos Gonzalez moving to center, though he may split time with Ryan Spilborghs.
  • Goodfellas released former 2011 RoadRunner Jorge Cantu.
  • Get Off Kong! selected former 2011 RoadRunner Chris Capuano as a contingency bid, but won the bidding for Rockies arm Rex Brothers.
  • On the Atomic RoadRunners eight-man reserve roster, only two players are not on the disabled list: SP Tim Stauffer and Catching prospect Devin Mesoraco. In addition to Baker and Holliday, OF Nate McLouth, and all three Dodgers relievers (Kuo, Padilla, Jansen) are on the DL as well.

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 9 – May 24, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Charlie Morton, Pirates ($6 bid) – add to actives
  • OF Jon Jay, Cardinals ($5 bid) – add to actives at UT
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen, Diamondbacks ($0 bid) – reserve

Down:

  • OF Nate McLouth
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo
  • SP Chris Capuano
  • RP Rafael Betancourt

Notes:

  • RP Vicente Padilla (active roster) was placed on the 15-Day DL on May 19th with a forearm strain, the same injury that had him on the DL to open the season.
  • SP Edinson Volquez (already reserved) was optioned to Triple-A Louisville following another implosion, and then comments that the Reds’ offense had let the team down.
  • OF Nate McLouth was placed on the 15-Day DL yesterday with a strained oblique. McLouth injured himself in his first at-bat on Sunday.
  • New SP Charlie Morton re-joins the RoadRunners. Morton was on the 2008 squad from June 17th to August 26th as a young fifth starter just called up from the Braves.  Morton’s 2008 AaRr player card can be found here.
  • 1B/OF Brandon Allen was the contingency bid for 1B Juan Miranda.  Miranda is now the de-facto starting first basemen for the Diamondbacks, as 1B Russell Branyan was designated for assignment last weekend.  Unfortunately, the RoadRunners released him on May 3rd, after an extended slump and only occasional at-bats.  Shoeless Jews bid $8 (we bid $6). Allen was original selected for $1 in the 2011 WBRL auction by Cover Zero (Steve Sharik), but was released April 26th, 2011. Allen is currently the starting 1B at Triple-A Reno for the Diamondbacks.
  • Other contingency bids:
    • For Charlie Morton – Mets SP Dillon Gee ($3), Pirates SP Jeff Karstens ($0).  X-Men FAAB’d Karstens for $2 FAAB
    • For Jon Jay – Braves CM/OF Eric Hinske ($0 bid), Giants OF Nat Schierholtz ($0 bid).  Shoeless Jews FAAB’d Schierholtz for $0.