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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby beezer » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:28 pm

From Rotoworld:


Indians placed designated hitter Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right shoulder.

It's somewhat disconcerting that Hafner is reportedly headed for a visit with Dr. James Andrews, but manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com that, "We don't think it's anything serious" and added, "Hopefully it's just a two-week thing." The Indians have called up Rich Rundles to take Hafner's place, but are expected to add a hitter prior to Friday's game. Possible options to join the team include David Dellucci (currently rehabbing in Columbus) and Matt LaPorta, who's hitting a scalding .368 at Triple-A.




Keeping my fingers crossed for a call-up!!! :-S But you're probably right, Dellucci will most likely be the replacement. It's a shame.
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby beezer » Fri May 01, 2009 6:48 pm

From Rotoworld:


Indians recalled OF David Dellucci from Triple-A Columbus.

Dellucci replaces LHP Rich Rundles on the roster. He's hit well in the past, and was tearing up Triple-A pitching. He should get playing time against righties at DH, and may spell Ben Francisco in left field some as well.




And there we have it. The GREAT Dave Dellucci is up!!!
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby Shark » Sat May 02, 2009 12:06 am

As per CBS Sportsline, Laporta has been called up for tomorrow's game.

I picked him up in my 4 leagues! ;-D
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby Montana168 » Sat May 02, 2009 12:18 am

yup yahoo just reported it 40 minutes ago...welcome to the big leagues rook!

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby Don G. » Sat May 02, 2009 1:06 am

Sportsline updated that he's being called up!

Lucky as hell I picked him up earlier today. :)
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby wildbill » Sat May 02, 2009 4:01 am

From Friday's ESPN Fantasy Chat:
Matt LaPorta: I destroying AAA. When will I get called up?

Brendan Roberts: I think soon, and I have enough sources backing me to believe in that. The team can't continue on with Hafner's bat in the lineup and Trevor Crowe playing as much as he has. That said, and I hate to burst your bubble here, but I don't think LaPorta hits in the majors this year. He's one of those guys who seems to struggle every time he is jumped to a new level. It simply takes him awhile to figure it out. I think the same thing will happen when he's called up. I think he'll flail at first.
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 02, 2009 8:15 am

wildbill wrote:From Friday's ESPN Fantasy Chat:
Matt LaPorta: I destroying AAA. When will I get called up?

Brendan Roberts: I think soon, and I have enough sources backing me to believe in that. The team can't continue on with Hafner's bat in the lineup and Trevor Crowe playing as much as he has. That said, and I hate to burst your bubble here, but I don't think LaPorta hits in the majors this year. He's one of those guys who seems to struggle every time he is jumped to a new level. It simply takes him awhile to figure it out. I think the same thing will happen when he's called up. I think he'll flail at first.


I don't know where he got that b.s from about him struggling at new levels.

LaPorta pwned AAA this season - the first time he's been at that level. I know we should temper our expectations for shexy rookies, but what he says here is totally incorrect. :-t
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby beezer » Sat May 02, 2009 8:48 am

From Rotoworld:


The Indians plan to call up Matt LaPorta, Luis Valbuena and Josh Barfield prior to Saturday's game.

Trevor Crowe and Tony Graffanino will be exiled, while reliever Joe Smith (shoulder) will be placed on the DL. Manager Eric Wedge supposedly said LaPorta would serve "as a complement to David Dellucci," which is a complete joke if he really meant it. Calling up Valbuena to serve as a backup for three regulars who won't sit very often is a ridiculous move -- it makes much more sense for him to play regularly in Triple-A -- but LaPorta will be of immediate use with Hafner on the disabled list. Still, Wedge has to be trusted to use him correctly and we have less faith in him by the day.
Source: MLBlogs.com




SWEET!!!! Now we just have to hope Wedge uses him properly and doesn't keep him on the bench for half the week!!!
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby RotOAddicT » Sat May 02, 2009 8:50 am

y cant i pick him up in yahoo yet?
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Re: Any1 got LaPorta news???

Postby swyck » Sat May 02, 2009 9:14 am

RotOAddicT wrote:y cant i pick him up in yahoo yet?

Your league probaby does not have "New Players Become Available:" set to "As soon as Yahoo! adds them." I believe the default option maybe as soon as they've played and mlb game.
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