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Posts tagged ‘Roger Bernadina’

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:

Trade:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)

Release:

  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)

Note:

  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Werth Signing Bumps Bernadina to 4th OF

With Jayson Werth set to start in right field, Roger Bernadina will get a chance to compete with Nyjer Morgan for playing time in center, GM Mike Rizzo said. Bernadina had some success last season, but he’s a fourth outfielder at best and he was never truly a legitimate candidate to enter 2011 as the Nationals’ right fielder. He’ll likely make the team as a backup to Morgan and Josh Willingham in left. (Rotoworld / Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter)

Bernadina Departs Venezuelan League Early

Roger Bernadina is scheduled to leave the Venezuelan Winter League this weekend. Bernadina is simply tired and wants to get ready for next season. The 26-year-old outfielder batted .246/.307/.384 with 11 home runs, 47 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 414 at-bats this past season. He’ll probably start in the Nationals’ outfield again next season, though he isn’t worthy of attention in mixed leagues. (Rotoworld / Bill Ladson on Twitter)

Riggleman: Bernadina Not Ready for Starting OF Job

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman indicated that Roger Bernadina has not shown enough to be an everyday outfielder in the major leagues. “I think we would lean at this time toward thinking we could count on him to be a guy that could go out and get 400 at-bats,” said Riggleman. “But to get 550 or 600, you’ve got to play against the lefties also, so that’s where we’re not sure yet.” Bernadina, 26, is batting .253/.311/.394 with 10 home runs, 44 RBI and 15 stolen bases this season. Though Riggleman also praised him for his defense, he actually rates below average, according to advanced metrics. Still, it sounds like he’ll play a significant role on a team that is likely to cut bait on Nyjer Morgan this winter. (Rotoworld / MASNSports.com)

Roster Moves – Week 21 – August 24th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Cameron Maybin, Marlins ($1 bid), Reserve
  • UT Geoff Blum, Astros ($0 bis), Active at MI

Up:

  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • OF Lorenzo Cain

Down:

  • MI Brooks Conrad
  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • OF Roger Bernadina

Cut:

  • C Ronny Paulino
  • SS Cristian Guzman

Notes:

  • C Ronny Paulino was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for PEDs.  Since the Marlins only had 42 games left, he’s done for the season.  There have been 2 MLB PED suspensions this season, and the Roadrunners have had both (the other was Edinson Volquez).
  • The Roadrunners need one more steal to obtain 50 hitting points.  We’re stuck at 49.5 currently. However, the pitching has hemmorraged WHIP and ERA this week, dropping almost 5 points.  We went from 4th to 7th in WHIP and 3rd to 5th in ERA.
  • The Pi Train added former 2010 Roadrunner Nick Masset to his roster with a $0 bid. Masset has recovered nicely from his 5 earned runs given up on Opening Day. So have the Roadrunners, actually.
  • OF Cameron Maybin is expected to be the everyday CF for the Marlins starting today, as OF Cody Ross was claimed by (and traded to) the Giants. Maybin was originally purchased by Get Off Kong! for $11 in the 2010 WBRL auction, so his salary will be effective here.
  • The Maybin acquisition for $1 FAAB was the last dollar in our budget.  It’ll be $0 bids from here on out, folks!
  • This post was published from Hudsonville, Michigan, where AaRr staff arrived late last night.  FAAB bids were submitted from Springfield, Missouri early Monday morning.

Roster Moves – Week 18 – August 3rd, 2010

Up:

  • C Ronny Paulino
  • MI Cristian Guzman
  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)
  • RP Drew Storen

Down:

  • C Chris Iannetta
  • MI Luis Castillo
  • OF Matt Diaz
  • SP Edinson Volquez

Notes:

  • SS Cristian Guzman was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 29th in a deadline deal.  He’ll start at 2B while Ian Kinsler is on the DL (expected until the end of August).
  • RP Drew Storen has seen his path to saves become a bit clearer.  Nationals closer Matt Capps was dealt to the Twins in a July 27th trade.  For now, Storen, fellow RoadRunner Tyler Clippard, and Sean Burnett will rotate for saves, though Burnett got the save last night. Update: It was a 1-2/3 inning save after Burnett entered to face a lefty.  Storen had pitched 2 innings Sunday.
  • RP Joel Hanrahan is also in a position for more saves, with the trade of Pirates closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers on July 31st.  He and Evan Meek will vie for ninth-inning duties.
  • The Braves acquired Royals OF Rick Ankiel, who will be added to the LF/CF mix, so Matt Diaz will likely see a decrease in ABs.
  • The Shoeless Jews picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Chris Volstad, who was called up from AAA two weeks ago.  Volstad isn’t really protectable at $10.
  • Misogynistic Padres picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Juan Gutierrez.  Gutierrez is blowing the majority of the save opportunities for new Diamondback’s manager Kirk Gibson.  Seriously, he’s 0-6 with 3 saves and an ERA of 6.69, which is down from earlier this year.
  • Goodfellas took advantage of a RoadRunner mistake, picking up MI Omar Infante of the Braves for a $1 FAAB bid (I had bid $0).  Infante was released last week in the Luis Castillo gambit, but will now be the starting 2B with Martin Prado on the DL.  Goodfellas has Prado, so perhaps it was just a case of picking up the backup.
  • In the first FAAB bidding since the MLB trade deadline, bids were fast and furious.  The only player I bid on was new Dodgers OF Scott Podsednik, who came over from the Royals.  Here was the bidding:  $93 (X-Men), $75 (Misogynistic Padres), $47 (Goodfellas), $29 (Get Off Kong), $16 (AaRr), $5 (Pi Train)

Roster Moves – Week 17 – July 27th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Luis Castillo, Mets ($2 bid) – Activate at MI
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($2 bid) – Reserve
  • OF Matt Diaz, Braves ($1 bid) – Activate at UT

Up:

  • SS Troy Tulowitzki
  • RP Joel Hanrahan

Down:

  • RP Drew Storen
  • OF Roger Bernadina (from UT)
  • SS Cristian Guzman (from MI)

Cut:

  • SS Jonathan Herrera
  • RP Sam Demel
  • SS Omar Infante

Notes:

  • Tulowitzki will be activated from the DL (broken wrist) later today.
  • Matt Diaz re-joins the 2010 Roadrunners.  He had been released back on May 18th due to a terrible slump and subsequent thumb injury.  He’s been raking (as usual) against lefties since his return at the All-Star Break.  He’s the first player to re-join the 2010 squad that had previously been cut.
  • Bidding on Diaz was light.  I bid $2, and out-bid X-Men ($1).  Get Off Kong! had a $3 conditional bid on Diaz, but he received his primary target of Pirates OF Delwyn Young.
  • X-Men also bid $1 on Kenley Jansen, but I again out-bid him with my superior $2 bid.
  • Luis Castillo has not been a favorite of the Roadrunner front office, but he was released by Cover Zero last week (when he picked up new Braves SS Alex Gonzalez).  Castillo was drafted for $3, so his salary is assigned.
  • It’s just a coincidence that all three players sent down this week were Nationals. No, really.
  • The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is Saturday.  Thus far, there hasn’t been much talk of major players coming to the NL.  Cliff Lee was already traded (from Seattle to Texas), and Dan Haren was dumped on the Angels.  Thus far the big movers to the NL have been the aforementioned Gonzalez (who went for $100), and former Angels’ SP Joe Saunders ($25 to Get Off Kong!) now on the Diamondbacks.  Which is okay, since I only have $16 left.

Roster Moves – Week 16 – July 20th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 1B Brandon Belt, AA Giants – ($3 bid) Reserve
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, AA Dodgers – ($2 bid) Reserve

Up:

  • SS Cristian Guzman
  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)
  • SP Edinson Volquez

Down:

  • SS Jonathan Herrera
  • 3B Casey Blake (from UT)
  • SP Ian Kennedy

Cut:

  • SP Chris Volstad
  • SP John Ely

Notes:

  • Volquez made his debut on Saturday night in his return from Tommy John surgery, going 6 innings, with 1 earned run, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 9 strikeouts over 96 pitches against the Rockies.  I’d say he’s back, but he may have some wildness.
  • I bid $16 for new Atlanta SS Alex Gonzalez.  The bidding was as follows: $100 Cover Zero, $79 Misogynistic Padres, $53 X-Men, $16 AaRr.  I should have known beforehand, as Steve was making Gonzalez available prior to the FAAB run ($100 max bid + last place= no tie-breakers)
  • Belt and Robinson were signed as today was the deadline for acquiring players protectable in the minor leagues.
  • Backup bids for Belt and Robinson were former Roadrunner SP Christian Friedrich and Reds SS Zach Cozart

Roster Moves – Week 15 – July 15th, 2010

Up:

  • 3B Casey Blake (to UT)
  • MI Omar Infante
  • SP Ian Kennedy
  • SP Madison Bumgarner
  • C Chris Iannetta

Down:

  • OF Roger Bernadina (from UT)
  • MI Cristian Guzman
  • SP Wade LeBlanc
  • RP Joel Hanrahan
  • C Ronny Paulino

Notes:

  • Bid $8 on Reds SP Travis Wood, but was out-bid.  Bidding was $32 (Goodfellas), $11 (Get Off Kong), $8 (AaRr).
  • Bid $1 on Braves minor-league SP Mike Minor.  Was obtained by Get Off Kong for $1, due to tie-break rules.
  • Get Off Kong also acquired Roadrunners prospect Jordan Lyles, and had first-round draft pick Christian Friedrich as his contingency bid on Minor.  Looks like we’re reading the same sources. We’ve also both picked up Hong-Chih Kuo and Sean Marshall this season.
  • There were three trades in the WBRL last week:
    • Get Off Kong acquired 1B Adam Dunn, 1B Lance Berkman, and OF Xavier Nady from Cover Zero, for former 2010 Roadrunner RP Sean Marshall, OF Chris Coghlan, and SP Matt Cain.
    • Shoeless Jews acquired OF Chris Young from Misogynistic Padres, for SP Dan Haren and OF Cody Ross.
    • Goodfellas acquired RP Huston Street, RP Andrew Cashner, and 2B Martin Prado from Misogynistic Padres, for SP Jair Jurrgens, OF Jay Bruce, 1B James Loney, SP Ricky Nolasco, and SS Yunel Escobar (who happened to be traded from Atlanta to Toronto that day).
  • The original trade between Goodfellas and Misogynistic Padres was vetoed by the Commissioner (me) and four other owners also objected. That deal would have had every player list above, plus Misogynistic Padres also acquiring 2B Chase Utley and SP Hiroki Kuroda.  That’s imbalanced!
  • Some discussion comments:

Tom: “I totally agree with the AARR squad…7 for 3 seems lopsided enough, but I ran the numbers and projected value (for the rest of 2010) of the 7 guys that Tim is getting is $114- Drew’s 3 guys – $44!!  Come on man!!

I think the trade needs to be reworked with some guys coming out of Drew’s end (Loney would be logocal as a start) or more active/real guys from Tim’s side being added in…otherwise I say we vote and I vote veto.”

Steve: “way unbalanced, I vote for veto”

Steve (later): “On second look, it isn’t so bad.

Drew is cashing in for next year…Jurrjens, Bruce, and Nolasco are up, Utley is hurt and $36, and Kuroda just isn’t that good.
Street is a $10 closer, Cashner is a $5 keeper, and Prado is one of the best young players in baseball and $10.

On the other hand, Tim has protected guys a lot more expensive than Utley before, and Loney and Escobar are both protectable at not much more money.  Kuroda isn’t sexy, but he’s projecting to 14 wins and an ERA under 4 with over 150 Ks for only $14.

I still say veto.”

Me: “I believe the problem with the trade is that, with possible exception of Prado vs. Escobar, every player received by Tim is, and likely will always be, better than anyone received by Drew, regardless of the length of contract. And Drew received 4 fewer “less-notables”.

Tim received a #2 and two #3 starters, plus four starting position players for a lesser 2B, a recovering closer, and a young middle-reliever.

I’m not hung up on the 7-for-3, it’s just that the 3 should have been of the ilk of Lincecum, Pujols, and a top prospect.  Drew’s proposal or not, that sort of trade is very unbalanced and not good for our league, and it’s too bad that the rest of the league feels obligated to monitor the future of Drew’s squad.

And Utley is VERY protectable at $36.”

Stan: “Rework or veto. Unless you guys want me to trade half my roster to Barry for Strasburg. 😉 Seriously, rework or veto.”

Hersh: “I can’t offer a legal opinion on this trade, because sodomy is regulated on a state level. That said, I agree that it should not go through.  Drew acquires two guys with one year left, each of whom may charitably have ten dollars of equity.  He also gets a prospect with a $5 salary, whom I guess he will keep, but I’m not sure why, other than some inexplicable pro-Cubs bias that permeates the entire league.  In exchange he gives away three solid middle-of-the-order hitters and three #2 or #3 starters. This is completely disregarding Utley (which seems a reasonable thing to do, based on salary and injury).  That’s just too much.  Even if you accept that Drew’s goal is to dump and that his expiring contracts are comparatively worthless, he should only need to trade half of this group to acquire a package of that quality.  Throwing those other guys in is unfair to Andy, Mark, and Tom, each of whom would presumably give up some keepers to get the rest of those guys.”

Roster Moves – Week 11 – June 15th, 2010

Up:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • RP Drew Storen

Move:

  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)

Down:

  • 3B Casey Blake (from UT)
  • SP John Ely

Notes:

  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata was called up Wednesday, June 9th.  He’ll get the bulk of starts in left field, moving Lastings Milledge to right, and Garret Jones to 1B.