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October 7, 2008 12:48 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Sal Fasano

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David Laurila

The veteran catcher discusses the tools of ignorance, pitching patterns, and crushing Cliff Lee in chess.

When fans think of Sal Fasano, the first things that come to mind are usually the Fu Manchu, Sal's Pals, and a popular journeyman catcher who poses little threat with a Louisville Slugger in his hands. Those working within the game of baseball see a cerebral backstop who is both a mentor to young pitchers and a great presence in the clubhouse. Fasano is, without question, all of the above. A 37-year-old veteran of 11 big-league seasons with nine teams, Fasano finished the 2008 campaign with the Cleveland Indians.

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Today Christina sorts out Ben Broussard's exodus from Cleveland, the new Yankee catcher, and what Dayton Moore's second bit of dealmaking bodes for the future in Kansas City.

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June 16, 2006 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Catching On

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Jeff Erickson

One of the toughest positions to fill in fantasy also tends to experience a lot of turnover, as Jeff examines catchers getting new opportunities around the majors.

I've seen Michael Barrett available in a handful of leagues on the waiver wire, by virtue of his upcoming ten-game suspension. His appeal will finally be heard on Friday, so be prepared to be without him next week. Don't drop him, however--how likely is it that you'll be able to find a catcher that's hitting .298/.365/.505 with eight homers on the waiver wire? You're better off biting the bullet and going without any stats for a week than dropping him and replacing him with someone else. Once Barrett begins serving his suspension, the Cubs will likely start Henry Blanco, and call up Geovany Soto to back him up. Both have good defensive reputations and little to offer at the plate, although Soto can at least draw the occasional walk.

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June 16, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Cubs shuffle through pitching options, the Brewers have one of the most interesting rosters in the game, and the Dodgers fight through injuries as they try to stay in the race. This and much more in Transaction Analysis.

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ANAHEIM ANGELS Purchased the contract of C-R Sal Fasano from Salt Lake. [9/16] Hopefully, Fasano is up to finish the season behind the plate now that the Angels have clinched that last playoff spot, allowing Los Dos Molinas a chance to get a couple of days off before the playoffs. As somebody with a weak spot in my heart/head for catchers with that Mark Parent/Dave Duncan offensive profile, the guy who can throw a little and pound a home run every couple of weeks, regular readers know I've always coughed up plenty of kind words on behalf of Sal Fasano

Purchased the contract of C-R Sal Fasano from Salt Lake. [9/16]

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ANAHEIM ANGELS Acquired OF-R Alex Ochoa and C-R Sal Fasano from the Brewers for C-L Jorge Fabregas and two PTBNLs. [7/31] This was an elegant, if low-key, solution to the Angels' need for some hitting help, depending of course on the likelihood that neither of the PTBNLs are significant prospects. Those odds are pretty low, since the Angels don't have that many significant prospects in the first place, and they did only get a couple of journeymen. To purge Jorge Fabregas from the roster is a happy development in itself, and beyond that, they get the fourth outfielder they need and a third catcher who makes for a viable option to either of the Molina brothers.

Acquired OF-R Alex Ochoa and C-R Sal Fasano from the Brewers for C-L Jorge Fabregas and two PTBNLs. [7/31]

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June 10, 2002 9:54 am

Transaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

A recap of all transactions from the last three days

 

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(Ed. note: Chris is on vacation this week. TA will resume, with a twice-a-week schedule, on April 11.)

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