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Posts tagged ‘Tim Stauffer’

Roster Moves – Week 10 – June 5th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • RP Shawn Camp, Cubs ($2 bid, add to actives)
  • RP Brad Lincoln, Pirates ($1 bid, add to actives)
  • 2B/OF Alex Castellanos, Dodgers ($1, reserve)

Up:

  • 2B/3B Elian Herrera (to MI)
  • 3B Chris Johnson (to CM)
  • OF Tony Campana

Move:

  • SS Zack Cozart (from MI to SS)

Down:

  • 1B Matt Adams (from CM)
  • OF Jose Tabata
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki (15-Day DL)
  • SP Mike Minor

Cut:

  • SP Tim Stauffer
  • SP Jake Westbrook
  • SP Archie Bradley

Notes:

  • On May 31st, SS Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-Day DL with a strained left groin.
  • SP Tim Stauffer has no timetable for his return from a sprained elbow injury, so I needed the roster space.
  • SP Jake Westbrook has lost his effectiveness, with an 8.55 ERA and 1.850 WHIP over the past three weeks.
  • 2B/OF Alex Castellanos was the fallback bid for Braves SS Andrelton Simmons.  I bid $6, and Get Off Kong! bid $7 (he had already released him). GOK had bid on Castellanos as 3rd contingency for $2.
  • A contingency bid for Shawn Camp was Pirates (and 2012 RoadRunner) Jason Grilli. Shoeless Jews got him for $1.

 

Roster Moves – Week 8 – May 22nd, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • 1B Matt Adams, Cardinals ($12 bid, add to reserves)
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds ($5 bid, add to reserves)

Cuts:

  • OF Nate Schierholtz
  • SP Wily Peralta (Minors)

Notes:

  • SP Tim Stauffer was placed back on the 15-Day DL on 5/18, retroactive to 5/15 with the same forearm strain that caused him to miss the first six weeks of the season.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta was a casualty of a RoadRunners roster crunch. While being ranked as the top Brewers’ prospect, he hasn’t been sharp thus far at Triple-A Nashville,  owning a 1-4 record, with 5.36 ERA, 1.40 WHIP with a 38:22 K:BB ratio in 42 innings.
  • Giants OF Nate Schierholtz has been passed on the depth chart by Gregor Blanco, and this was with Aubrey Huff out and Brandon Belt playing at 1B exclusively.
  • New acquisition Matt Adams will likely see plenty of time at 1B for the Cardinals, as Lance Berkman injured his knee (6-8 weeks minimum) and Allen Craig is also on the DL.  AaRr won the bidding for $12, while Get Off Kong! bid $5 and Misogynistic Padres bid $2.
  • New acquisition Todd Frazier will likely be receiving playing time due to Scott Rolen’s extended DL stint (some suggesting he’ll be out for the year).  Additionally, Juan Francisco was traded to Atlanta, and Juan Cairo, well, he’s 38-years old. Misogynistic Padres was the only other bid, at $2.
  • Former 2012 RoadRunner Cody Ransom (3B, Diamondbacks) was picked up for a $0 bid by Cover Zero.  Ransom was designated for assignment earlier in the day by Arizona, so, whoops.
  • Former 2012 RoadRunner Daniel Descalso (IF, Cardinals) was acquired by Shoeless Jews for a $0 bid. Shoeless Jews had no 2B on their roster, as Paul had (wisely) released Emmanuel Burriss in April, and alternate Eric Young, Jr had only appeared in 5 OF games to that point.
  • Former 2012 RoadRunner Jordan Pacheco (3B, Rockies) was listed as a contingency bid for Get Off Kong ($3, received Travis Ishikawa instead), and Misogynistic Padres ($0, received Adam Kennedy instead).

 

Roster Moves – Week 7 – May 15th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • IF Elian Herrera, Dodgers ($0 bid, add to actives at UT)
  • SP Christian Friedrich, Rockies ($5 bid, add to actives)
  • SP Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks prospect ($0 bid, reserve)

Cuts:

  • RP Bryan Shaw
  • UT Cody Ransom
  • 2B Daniel Descalso

Notes:

  • The RoadRunners came up short on bidding for new (temporary) San Diego closer Dale Thayer.  Bids: $15 (Misogynistic Padres), $6 (RoadRunners), $5 (Get Off Kong).
  • IF Elian Herrera was called up by the Dodgers to play 3B, and he can hit for average and has speed.  Last week’s pickup of Cody Ransom was a week late, as he put up an 0-fer the week, and Ryan Roberts is back in place again.  From RotoWorld: The 27-year-old Herrera was batting .358 with a .381 on-base percentage, nine stolen bases, and he stole at least 30 bases in each of the previous three seasons.
  • SP Friedrich re-joins the RoadRunners, this time in the major leagues. Filling in for injured Rockies starters, he now has 17 strikeouts through two outings. Sure, they’ve come against the Padres and Giants, but that’s still awfully impressive, and what was supposed to be a short stint in the majors now seems poised to turn into something more. He struck out 10 Giants and allowed 1 run in seven innings last night. Friedrich was the RoadRunners first selection in the 2010 Minor League draft (1st Round, 2nd drafted, 4th overall).
  • It was time to pull the trigger on picking up Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, who should be a great keeper.  The right-hander is currently 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 44 K’s in 40 innings (and only 14 hits!) at Single-A South Bend.
  • Padres SP Tim Stauffer was activated from the 15-Day DL yesterday in time for his start at Washington.  Stauffer was a bit rough, allowing 7 hits, 3 walks and 5 K’s in 5 innings. 4 runs were allowed (3 Earned). He also allowed a home run to Bryce Harper, the youngest person to hit a homer in the majors in 14 years. He’ll stay reserved for another week until he shakes out the rust.

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 10th, 2012

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Jake Westbrook, Cardinals ($0 bid, add to actives)

Up:

  • C Devin Mesoraco
  • 2B Daniel Descalso (to UT)

Moves:

  • OF Juan Pierre (from UT)

Down:

  • OF Nate Schierholtz
  • C Jordan Pacheco
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • SP Chris Volstad

Notes:

  • SP Tim Stauffer was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on Thursday, April 5th with a right   triceps injury.  This was announced after the Week 1 transaction deadline.
  • The Pi Train was the other bidder for Jake Westbrook ($4 bid), as he was 4th contingency for Anthony Bass, 3rd contingency for Lucas Harrell, 4th contingency for Kirk Nieuwenhuis,  3rd contingency for Justin Maxwell, all of which ended up being moot.

Roster Moves – Week 24 – September 6, 2011

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • SP Randy Wells, Cubs ($0 bid), add to actives
  • SP Wade Miley, Diamondbacks ($0 bid), add to actives

Up:

  • OF Drew Stubbs
  • RP Kenley Jansen

Down:

  • OF Jose Tabata
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Cut:

  • SP Charlie Morton
  • SP Dillon Gee

Notes:

  • SP Wells had originally been drafted by The Pi Train for $4 in the 2011 WBRL auction, but was released on August 2nd.
  • OF Jose Tabata left Monday’s game with a hand injury. Tests revealed a small fracture in his wrist, and he’ll be out for 10 days, and perhaps the remainder of the season.
  • Reds C Devin Mesoraco and Padres 1B Anthony Rizzo were called up as September rosters expand.

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

Up:

  • OF Matt Holliday
  • SP Tim Stauffer

Down:

  • SP Kyle Lohse
  • OF Jon Jay

Cut:

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

Notes:

  • 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.

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.

 

Roster Moves – Week 4 – April 19, 2011

Up:

  • SP Tim Stauffer
  • RP Rafael Betancourt

Down:

  • SP Esmil Rogers
  • SP Chris Capuano

Notes:

  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-Day DL on Saturday, April 16th, with a lower back strain.
  • Since Get Off Kong! and Stanimals had not submitted their league fee, GOK! FAAB bid of $6 for Kyle Lohse (release Adam Wainwright) was reversed.