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Posts tagged ‘Takashi Saito’

Roster Moves – Week 7 – May 18th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Jose Contreras, Phillies ($42 bid), Add to Actives
  • SP John Ely, Dodgers ($5 bid), Add to Actives
  • OF Roger Bernadina ($2 bid), Add to Actives

Up:

  • UT Cristian Guzman

Move:

  • 3B Chase Headley

Down:

  • 3B Casey Blake
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • OF Jody Gerut

Cut:

  • OF Matt Diaz
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins

Notes:

  • Contreras was a possible draft-day target, but slipped of f the charts with Ryan Madson (protected) and Brad Lidge (drafted). Now with both on the DL (Madson until July, Lidge uncertain), Contreras is the man, and I need saves.  Only other bids: Shoeless Jews ($13)
  • Both X-Men and Misogynistic Padres put in $0 bids on Ely
  • Goodfellas bid $0 on Bernadina
  • My contingency bid for Bernadina was for Mets OF Chris Carter.  Since I got Bernadina, he went to X-Men for a $0 bid.
  • Shoeless Jews picked up former Roadrunner Takashi Saito for a $0 bid, whom I released last week
  • OF Matt Diaz was placed on the 15-Day DL on Saturday (May 15th) with an injured and infected thumb.
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins has been on the 15-Day DL for over a week, with no update on his status.
  • The Washington Nationals promoted RP Drew Storen from AAA to the major-league squad.
  • In the process of calling up Storen, former Roadrunner Brian Bruney was designated for assignment Sunday (May 16th)
  • Former Roadrunner Willy Taveras was designated for assignment on Monday (May 17th).

Say Goodbye To: Takashi Saito

Takashi Saito was a 3rd-round minor league selection by the Atomic Roadrunners in 2010. Originally grabbed as a backup to fragile closer Billy Wagner, the 40-year-old Saito has only pitched 12 innings so far this season; Wagner’s been solid; and the Braves haven’t won many games, so the save opportunities aren’t really around. He’s kind of like an Arthur Rhodes – solid, dependable, but just not worth rostering in fantasy.

AaRr Stats W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Weeks 0, 1, 3 0 4.50 1.500 7 0
Reserve – Weeks 2, 4, 5 0 1.50 0.500 8 0

Roster Moves – Week 6 – May 11th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Jody Gerut, Brewers ($0 bid) – Add to Actives

Up:

  • RP Juan Gutierrez

Down:

  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • OF Matt Diaz

Cut:

  • RP Takashi Saito

Notes:

  • Jody Gerut re-joins the Roadrunners for 2010.  Gerut had been on the 2008 squad (and was a great pickup) and the 2009 squad (protected from 2009), but was released following his trade to Milwaukee in May of 2009.
  • Gerut was originally drafted in the 2010 minor league draft by Stanimals, as a 10th-round minor league selection, and was subsequently released on April 13th, 2010.
  • First choice FAAB OF Cole Gillespie of the Diamondbacks was selected with a $0 FAAB bid by Goodfellas, who won the tie-break due to standings. Gerut was the contingency.
  • On Sunday morning (5/9/2010) RP LaTroy Hawkins was placed on the 15-Day DL with shoulder weakness.
  • Originally, MI Cristian Guzman was going to be activated at OF for Matt Diaz, as he has 18 games at SS, 9 games at 2B, and 3 games at OF – just meeting the 10% positional eligibility rule.  However, late last night the Brewers placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 15-day DL with a rotator cuff strain, so Gerut should see some at-bats.

Roster Moves – Week 4 – April 27th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Wade LeBlanc, Padres ($4 bid) – Add to Actives
  • SP Jordan Lyles, Astros (AA) – reserve

Down:

  • RP Takashi Saito

Cut:

  • RP Sean Marshall
  • OF Willy Taveras

Notes:

  • Contingency bids:
    • For acquisition of Wade LeBlanc, $0 bid on Cubs SP Carlos Silva.  Silva was acquired by Misogynistic Padres for $8 FAAB.
    • Last week’s contingency bid subject Brewers RP Carlos Villanueva, was acquired by Get Off Kong! for $1 FAAB.
  • It was announced after the Monday midnight FAAB run that Rockies C Chris Iannetta would be sent to AAA Colorado Springs.  Since the only other catcher on the roster is Buster Posey (at AAA Fresno), no action taken for this week.

Roster Moves – Week 3 – April 20th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Sean Marshall, Cubs ($0 bid)
  • RP Burke Badenhop, Marlins ($0 bid) – Add to Actives

Up:

  • RP Takashi Saito

Down:

  • RP  Nick Masset
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins

Cut:

  • RP Brian Bruney
  • 1B Mike Jacobs

Notes:

  • On April 18th, the Mets designated 1B Mike Jacobs for assignment, and called up 1B prospect Ike Davis.  Jacobs would later accept the assignment to become 1B at AAA Buffalo.
  • On April 20th, Major League Baseball announced that Reds SP Edinson Volquez was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug (PED).  Volquez’s suspension starts tomorrow (April 21) and will be served concurrently with his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery while he’s on the 60-Day Disabled List.
  • Contingent Bids:
    • The contingent bid for the Sean Marshall acquisition was a $0 bid on Pirates reliever Joel Hanrahan.
    • The contingent bid for the Burke Badenhop acquisition was a $0 bid on Brewers reliever Carlos Villanueva, followed by a $0 bid on Cubs starter Carlos Silva
  • Sean Marshall re-joins the Atomic Roadrunners for his third season.  Marshall was also on the 2007  and 2008 squads.
    • 2007 – FAAB selection for $6 on May 29th, stayed on the roster all season, not protected.
    • 2008 – FAAB selection for $2 on June 24th, stayed on the roster one week, released July 1st.

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 12th, 2010

Up:

  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • RP Nick Masset
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • MI Cristian Guzman

Down:

  • RP Takashi Saito
  • RP Brian Bruney
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • MI Omar Infante

Notes:

  • Bid $0 FAAB on new starting C Chris Snyder for the Diamondbacks, but he was acquired by Stanimals for $3.

Roster Moves – April 4th, 2010 – Week 0

(These post-draft roster moves are pre-FAAB and only for Opening Day, Monday, April 5th, 2010)

Up:

  • RP Takashi Saito
  • RP Brian Bruney
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • RP Nick Masset
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • C Ronny Paulino

Down:

  • SP Mat Latos
  • SP Ian Kennedy
  • SP Aroldis Chapman (AAA)
  • RP Drew Storen (AA)
  • SP Edinson Volquez (60-Day DL)
  • SP Madison Bumgarner (AAA)
  • C Buster Posey (AAA)

Notes:

  • Since the only RoadRunner given an opening-day nod was Josh Johnson, I chose to flood the team with relief pitchers for the one-day week.

Meet the New Guys – 2010 Minor League Edition

 

Christian Friedrich – Starting Pitcher – Rockies
Selection: 1st Round, 2nd Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Best available prospect, was high on him coming into the draft. AAA-Colorado Springs. May be up in September 2010.

 

Chris Volstad – Starting Pitcher – Marlins
Selection: 2nd Round, 10th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Best available starter, No. 4 starter for Marlins, should be decent, possibly low strikeouts, bad peripherals.

 

Takashi Saito – Relief Pitcher – Braves
Selection: 2nd Round, 19th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Set-up guy with great numbers, may close if Billy Wagner falters.

 

Ronny Paulino – Catcher – Marlins
Selection: 4th Round, 28th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Platoon catcher with John Baker. Some pop, generally high batting average, moreso than some starters. Will play while Buster Posey is in AAA.

 

Brian Bruney – Relief Pitcher – Nationals
Selection: 4th Round, 30th Pick overall (acquired from The Pi Train)
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Set-up guy with chance to close in unsettled Nationals pen, espcially if Matt Capps goes wild again.

 

Cristian Guzman – Shortstop – Nationals
Selection: 5th Round, 38th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Former starter, expensive enough to get traded or playing time, depending on how Ian Desmond and Adam Kennedy do.

 

Willy Taveras – Outfielder – Nationals
Selection: 6th Round, 48th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Weak-hitting speedster, who may just platoon in right field with Willie Harris. Don’t plan on activating until he secures playing time, or if I’m desperate for steals.

 

Nick Masset – Relief Pitcher – Reds
Selection: 7th Round, 58th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Top Reds set-up pitcher for Francisco Cordero, should have good vulture opportunities with that offense behind him, some save chances.

 

Mike Jacobs – First Baseman – Mets
Selection: 8th Round, 68th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: 20-HR power, with nothing else, and bad OBP, but due to injuries, may get the start on Opening Day.

 

Juan Gutierrez – Relief Pitcher – Diamondbacks
Selection: 9th Round, 78th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Top D’Backs set-up man for Chad Qualls, who is still returning from a knee injury. Got 8 saves last September, and Qualls is a free agent next year.

 

Tyler Clippard – Relief Pitcher – Nationals
Selection: 10th Round, 88th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Former Yankees starting prospect, found success in bullpen, with very good strikeout ratios, and a slight chance at saves.

 

LaTroy Hawkins – Relief Pitcher – Brewers
Selection: 11th Round, 98th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Brewers’ set-up pitcher, had 11 saves last year for Astros, and he’s backing up 40-year-old Trevor Hoffman.