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Posts tagged ‘Ronny Paulino’

Roster Moves – Week 12 – June 14, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C Ronny Paulino, Mets ($6 bid), add to actives
  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks ($3 bid), reserve
  • SP Shelby Miller, Cardinals ($1 bid), reserve


  • OF Matt Holliday
  • SP Tim Stauffer


  • SP Kyle Lohse
  • OF Jon Jay


  • C Henry Blanco
  • RP Vicente Padilla
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo


  • It was announced that RP Vicente Padilla would require surgery on the bulging disc in his neck, the same injury that had him open the season on the DL. He’ll be out a while.
  • Padilla’s teammate on the Dodger’s DL, Hong-Chih Kuo, was released for the second time this season. Kuo had been protected from 2010, was released on May 24th when he went on the DL with an anxiety disorder, was picked up May 31st when his rehab starts went well, and has since hit a bit of a wall.  So, as I’m tired of chasing non-existent Dodgers saves, he and Padilla are gone, as (while all this was going on), Jonathan Broxton is rehabbing as well, and will likely beat him back to the active roster.  We still have Kenley Jansen, however.
  • C Ronny Paulino was released by Cover Zero last week.  (He had been FAAB’d for $0 bid by Cover Zero on May 17th). He then proceeded to go 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. This is Paulino’s fourth visit on the RoadRunners.  He was on the roster as a Pirate in 2006 and 2007, and also was on the 2010 Championship squad, before he was suspended for 50 games (PED use) with 42 games left to play.  He’s still no Buster Posey, but he’s seeing more action than Henry Blanco.
  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt leads the minor leagues in home runs at Double-A Mobile, and is rumored to be called up after the All-Star break. In 233 at-bats for the Bay Bears, he is batting .348, with 21 home runs, 59 RBI and 6 steals. Plus, he sports a 53/46 BB/SO ratio.  His OPS is 1.156 – that’s ridiculous.
  • SP Shelby Miller was the No. 1 overall WBRL minor league pick by Misogynistic Padres, but was released April 19th.  Thus his $8 salary. He was the 19th overall pick in 2009 out of a Texas high school, and he is (as per Keith Law) the best pitching prospect in the minors. He dominated Single-A, and was promoted two weeks ago to Double-A.  Probably won’t get called up in 2011.
  • Former 2011 RoadRunner Chris Capuano was grabbed for $12 FAAB by Get Off Kong! (and Chris Narveson was his second contingency bid at $2).
  • Speaking of Narveson, he was selected by Goodfellas for $1 FAAB (GOK!’s $2 would have gotten him), beating out Misogynistic Padres and their $0 bid.
  • Injury Update: 2B Jeff Baker was activated Monday from the 15-Day DL.  OF Matt Holliday will be activated Thursday 6/16 from the 15-Day DL.  OF Nate McLouth remains on the 15-Day DL, but will return in the next week.  RP Kenley Jansen is making rehab appearances, and is likely a week away from returning.

Say Goodbye to: Cristian Guzman, Ronny Paulino

MI – Cristian Guzman
Acquired: 2010 5th-round Minor Leage selection
Released: August 24th, 2010
Guzman was yet another selection to try to shore up the MI position for the RoadRunners. Historically an empty hitter, with only a high batting average, Guzman wasn’t half bad. Originally slated to be the opening-day shortstop, Guzman entered a job-sharing arrangement with young SS Ian Desmond and 2B Adam Kennedy. Guzman was traded to the Texas Rangers as infield insurance on July 30th, and his time in Texas has been limited to pinch-hitting and defensive replacement, and he hasn’t played in two weeks, so he’s no longer contributing.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Week 17 257 .261 31 2 16 3
Reserved Weeks 18-19 82 .293 12 0 7 1


C – Ronny Paulino
Acquired: 2010 4th-round Minor Leage selection
Released: August 24th, 2010
Marlins C Ronny Paulino did a good job for the majority of the season. Normally a platoon hitter who hits for average, he was selected to assist the RoadRunners until Buster Posey was called up. However, with Chris Iannetta going south, Paulino played more than expected, which is similar to his station in reality. Called upon to be the everyday catcher due to the injury of John Baker, Paulino was dragging by July. In fact, since July 1st, he was only batting .053. Earlier this week, he tested positive for PED use, and was issued a 50-game suspension. Since there are only 42 games left for the Marlins, he won’t be playing again in 2010, and with a $10 salary, he’s not worth protecting. Oh, and we picked up Geovany Soto in trade last week.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AB AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 0-14,18-19 244 .266 25 3 28 1
Reserved Weeks 15-17,19 52 .288 6 1 7 0

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


  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • OF Lorenzo Cain


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


  • C Ronny Paulino
  • SS Cristian Guzman


  • 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.

Disgraced Paulino Could Be on Marlins in 2011

Ronny Paulino could be back with the Marlins in 2011 despite recently receiving a 50-game suspension for using a banned substance. The Marlins’ current catching situation is bleak, as John Baker’s status is still up in the air, as he’s missed most of the season with an elbow injury. Brett Hayes and Brad Davis aren’t the answers, and Kyle Skipworth is still a couple years away. Paulino, who is arbitration-eligible this winter, will be able to participate in spring training but will have to serve the final eight games of his suspension next season.(Rotoworld)

Paulino Hit with 50-Game Suspension for PED Use

According to the New York Post, Ronny Paulino has been suspended 50 games for testing position for a performance-enhancing substance. With John Baker out, Paulino has had to play a lot more than usual, and it may be that he turned to something extra as a result. The Marlins are finally expected to get Baker back next week, and he’ll reclaim a starting job. Brett Hayes will fill in until then. The Marlins have just 42 games left, so Paulino’s suspension will carry into the second week of next season. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 20 – August 17th, 2010


  • Atomic Roadrunners receives:
    • 1B Albert Pujols, Cardinals (active at UT)
    • C Geovani Soto, Cubs (active at C)
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers (active)
    • SP Daniel Hudson, Diamondbacks (active)
  • The Pi Train receives:
    • RP Drew Storen, Nationals
    • SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
    • 1B Brandon Belt, Giants (minors)

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 2B Brooks Conrad, Braves ($2 bid), Add to actives


  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo


  • C Ronny Paulino
  • OF Lorenzo Cain
  • SP Randy Wells


  • 2B Luis Castillo
  • OF Matt Diaz


  • Cubs C Geovany Soto is currently on the 15-Day disabled list (retroactive to August 7th) with an injured throwing shoulder.  There are chances that he will not return this season, but the latest news is that he’s scheduled to take batting practice later today, and may return on Sunday, August 22nd.
  • The Pi Train had coveted Storen all summer, and Bumgarner only has one season remaining on his contract.
  • Goodfellas picked up former Roadrunner Danny Espinosa of the Nationals.  There’s a chance he might get a September audition, but he can no longer be protected in the minor leagues (this season).
  • Of the new acquisitions, only Gallardo is protectable (2/$27). Both Soto ($10) and Pujols ($37) have expiring contracts, and Hudson was traded in-season from the White Sox (AL) in the Edwin Jackson deal.
  • In a stunning move, Pirate Smokers made transactions today.  Having only previously made a move on April 27th (Jason Heyward up, Carlos Beltran down), Mark made two pickups (Octavio Dotel and Sergio Casilla), activated Beltran finally (he came off the DL in July) and finally sent down Brandon Webb (60-Day DL, likely to miss all of 2010).

Roster Moves – Week 18 – August 3rd, 2010


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


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


  • 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)

Paulino Hits Walk-Off Single Against Rockies

Ronny Paulino singled in Emilio Bonifacio in the bottom of the ninth to give the Marlins a 3-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday. Paulino’s play had really suffered of late, as he had been hitting just .136/.156/.159 during July. Most of Paulino’s production comes against lefties, so the Marlins could really use Josh Baker back. Still, indications are that Paulino will remain the regular for at least a few more weeks. He did come through today, though it was his only hit in four at-bats. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Week 15 – July 15th, 2010


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


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


  • 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.”

Gassed Paulino Slumping at, Behind Plate

Ronny Paulino has just two hits in his last 20 at-bats.It’s tough to look too much into a small sample size, but it’s certainly possible that Paulino is being overexposed as an everyday player. The 29-year-old backstop is batting .288/.331/.389 in 226 at-bats — which is just fine — but he has hit .355 against southpaws compared to .253 against right-handers. This split has always prevented him from being a productive everyday player and will likely continue to do so. (Rotoworld)