2013

Tout Wars Transactions: Dancin’ to the Mujica

Edward Mujica, Tout Wars Transactions Bids

Once again, picking up saves on the free-agent market appears to be a popular move among the week’s Tout Wars transactions. The Mixed League has 15 teams, and there are only 30 closers to spread around, give or take an injured guy and a reliever losing his job. So since some teams have three or four closers on their teams (greedy!), and others have just one (me) or none, a recently named closer becomes quite the expensive commodity in weekly FAAB bids.

This week, the Cardinals handed their ninth-inning keys to veteran reliever Edward Mujica a couple times, and he quickly became the flavor of the day for the Mixed League Tout Wars owners.

St. Louis has had 85 or more wins in 11 of the past 13 seasons, and their closers get plenty of save opportunities. Mujica is a veteran, which Fantasy Baseball owners have to like, but he has played on four different teams already, which owners have to not like. But he’s got the job for now. Unfortunately, Mujica also has Mitchell Boggs and Trevor Rosenthal breathing down his neck. Rosenthal looks to be the Cardinals’ future closer, but they seem to want to slowly work him in.

Edward Mujica, Tout Wars Transactions Bids

Edward Mujica, 29, is currently working the ninth inning for the Cardinals, his third team in four years. Photo Credit: GCNY1856

I bid $18 on Mujica, as I chase a second closer to add to my roster, along with Braves RP Craig Kimbrel. Paul Singman, who currently ranks fourth in saves with 12, bid $25 on Mujica, and snatched him up for $19 (Vickery bidding puts the price at $1 above the second-highest bid). A few other owners chimed in with bids also, including CBSSports.com’s Nando Di Fino ($17), Zach Steinhorn ($17), Derek VanRiper ($12) and Tim Heaney ($8).

Rookie 3B Anthony Rendon also got some action, as RotoWire.com’s VanRiper bid $5 on the Nats’ hot cornerman, and he won him for $3.

 

Tout Wars Transactions Bids Entered:

Derek Van Riper:

  1. dis RZimmerman Was:
    1. pur ARendon Was 5
    2. pur LJimenez LAA 2
    3. pur PPolanco Mia 2
    4. pur ErChavez Ari 1
    5. pur JPacheco Col 1
    6. pur JDonaldson Oak 1
  2. dis SSantos Tor:
    1. pur EMujica StL 12
    2. pur WDavis KC 2

Cory Schwartz:

  1. res WPeralta Mil:
    1. pur RNolasco Mia 6
    2. pur JGuthrie KC 4
    3. pur WDavis KC 1

Patrick Davitt:

  1. res DViciedo CWS:
    1. pur TSnider Pit 5
    2. pur JDonaldson Oak 5
    3. pur CDenorfia SD 0
  2. res ZMcAllister Cle:
    1. pur CCapps Sea 5
    2. pur WDavis KC 0
    3. pur TCollins KC 0

Tim Heaney:

  1. rel JHapp Tor:
    1. pur EMujica StL 8
    2. pur WDavis KC 7
    3. pur JDeLaRosa Col 4
    4. pur JGuthrie KC 1
    5. pur KSlowey Mia 1
    6. pur RNolasco Mia 0
    7. pur SDiamond Min 0
    8. pur JDanks CWS 0
    9. pur FLiriano Pit 0
    10. pur ARamos Mia 0
    11. pur MDunn Mia 0
    12. pur FPaulino KC 0
    13. pur AAlburquerque Det 0
  2. rel NHundley SD:
    1. pur ARendon Was 2
    2. pur DGregorius Ari 2
    3. pur JMayberry Phi 0
    4. pur THelton Col 0
    5. pur JDonaldson Oak 0
    6. pur PPolanco Mia 0
    7. pur DMesoraco Cin 0
    8. pur CGentry Tex 0
    9. pur GBlanco SF 0
    10. pur KBlanks SD 0
    11. pur ESogard Oak 0
  3. res CBillingsley LAD:
    1. pur WDavis KC 7
    2. pur JDeLaRosa Col 4
    3. pur JGuthrie KC 1
    4. pur KSlowey Mia 1
    5. pur RNolasco Mia 0
    6. pur SDiamond Min 0
    7. pur JDanks CWS 0
    8. pur FLiriano Pit 0
    9. pur ARamos Mia 0
    10. pur MDunn Mia 0
    11. pur FPaulino KC 0
    12. pur AAlburquerque Det 0

Nando DiFino:

  1. res JBeckett LAD:
    1. pur EMujica StL 17
    2. pur TSnider Pit 8

Scott Swanay:

  1. res RHanigan Cin:
    1. pur MZunino Sea 7
    2. pur DNorris Oak 2
    3. pur DMesoraco Cin 2
    4. pur FCervelli NYY 2
    5. pur MMcKenry Pit 2
  2. res JChacin Col:
    1. pur MPineda NYY 5
    2. pur JDeLaRosa Col 5
    3. pur MBuehrle Tor 3
    4. pur EMujica StL 5
  3. rel UJimenez Cle:
    1. pur JDeLaRosa Col 5
    2. pur MBuehrle Tor 3
    3. pur EMujica StL 5
  4. rel LHarrell Hou:
    1. pur MBuehrle Tor 3
    2. pur EMujica StL 5

Ray Flowers:

  1. dis CMaybin SD:
    1. pur EYoung Col 4
    2. pur NReimold Bal 4
    3. pur DNava Bos 3
    4. pur DMesoraco Cin 3
    5. pur ESogard Oak 3
    6. pur CGillaspie CWS 2
    7. pur DGregorius Ari 2
    8. pur CDenorfia SD 2
    9. pur GDobbs Mia 2
    10. pur FCervelli NYY 2
    11. pur JDonaldson Oak 2
    12. pur TSnider Pit 2
    13. pur PPolanco Mia 2
  2. dis JHanrahan Bos:
    1. pur EMujica StL 11
    2. pur WDavis KC 6
    3. pur JGuthrie KC 4
    4. pur RNolasco Mia 2
    5. pur FLiriano Pit 2
    6. pur MLeake Cin 2
    7. pur JDeLaRosa Col 2
    8. pur MPineda NYY 2
    9. pur KSlowey Mia 2
    10. pur DMesoraco Cin 2
    11. pur FCervelli NYY 2
    12. pur DNava Bos 2
    13. pur PPolanco Mia 2
    14. pur NReimold Bal 2
  3. rel EStults SD:
    1. pur JGuthrie KC 2
    2. pur WDavis KC 2
    3. pur RNolasco Mia 2
    4. pur MLeake Cin 2
    5. pur FLiriano Pit 2
    6. pur MPineda NYY 2
    7. pur JDeLaRosa Col 2
    8. pur KSlowey Mia 2
    9. pur SCasilla SF 2
    10. pur TClippard Was 2
    11. pur DMesoraco Cin 2
    12. pur FCervelli NYY 2
  4. rel RTejada NYM:
    1. pur ESogard Oak 4
    2. pur MIzturis Tor 3

Seth Trachtman:

  1. res CPena Hou:
    1. pur CGentry Tex 4

Conditional Releases

 

  1. rel JBlanton LAA

Nicholas Minnix:

  1. rel JValdespin NYM:
    1. pur DGregorius Ari 1
    2. pur DBarney ChC 0
    3. pur CGetz KC 0
    4. pur ESogard Oak 0
  2. res APollock Ari:
    1. pur EYoung Col 1

Al Melchior:

Eric Mack:

  1. res JFernandez Mia:
    1. pur EMujica StL 9
  2. rel JCastro Hou:
    1. pur FCervelli NYY 3
    2. pur DNorris Oak 0
  3. res JRussell ChC:
    1. pur RNolasco Mia 0
    2. pur WDavis KC 0
    3. pur JDeLaRosa Col 0

Conditional Releases

 

  1. rel DStoren Was
  2. rel TDArnaud NYM

Zach Steinhorn:

  1. rel JRauch Mia:
    1. pur EMujica StL 17
    2. pur DNava Bos 3
  2. rel ZWheeler NYM:
    1. pur DNava Bos 1

Fred Zinkie:

  1. res MMoreland Tex:
    1. pur CDenorfia SD 0
    2. pur ARendon Was 0
    3. pur NReimold Bal 0

David Gonos:

  1. res NTepesch Tex:
    1. pur EMujica StL 18

Paul Singman:

  1. res EBedard Hou:
    1. pur EMujica StL 25
  2. res NSchierholtz ChC:
    1. pur EYoung Col 1

 

Tout Wars Transactions Bid Results

Derek Van Riper: dis RZimmerman Was
Cory Schwartz: res WPeralta Mil
Patrick Davitt: res ZMcAllister Cle
Tim Heaney: rel NHundley SD
Scott Swanay: res RHanigan Cin
Scott Swanay: res JChacin Col
Scott Swanay: rel UJimenez Cle
Scott Swanay: rel LHarrell Hou
Ray Flowers: dis CMaybin SD
Ray Flowers: rel RTejada NYM
Seth Trachtman: res CPena Hou
Nicholas Minnix: rel JValdespin NYM
Eric Mack: rel JCastro Hou
Paul Singman: res EBedard Hou
Tim Heaney: rel JHapp Tor
Nando DiFino: res JBeckett LAD
Ray Flowers: dis JHanrahan Bos
Ray Flowers: rel EStults SD
Zach Steinhorn: rel JRauch Mia
Patrick Davitt: res DViciedo CWS
Tim Heaney: res CBillingsley LAD
Fred Zinkie: res MMoreland Tex
Derek Van Riper: pur ARendon Was 3
Patrick Davitt: pur JDonaldson Oak 1
Paul Singman: pur EMujica StL 19
Tim Heaney: pur WDavis KC 7
Cory Schwartz: pur RNolasco Mia 3
Ray Flowers: pur JGuthrie KC 2
Nando DiFino: pur TSnider Pit 6
Fred Zinkie: pur CDenorfia SD 0
Patrick Davitt: pur CCapps Sea 1
Scott Swanay: pur JDeLaRosa Col 5
Tim Heaney: pur KSlowey Mia 1
Tim Heaney: pur DGregorius Ari 2
Seth Trachtman: pur CGentry Tex 1
Ray Flowers: pur ESogard Oak 1
Scott Swanay: pur MZunino Sea 1
Eric Mack: pur FCervelli NYY 1
Scott Swanay: pur MPineda NYY 1
Scott Swanay: pur MBuehrle Tor 1
Ray Flowers: pur EYoung Col 2
Zach Steinhorn: pur DNava Bos 1
Ray Flowers: pur MLeake Cin 1
Nicholas Minnix: pur DBarney ChC 0
Tim Heaney: mov DGregorius Ari UT
Seth Trachtman: mov CGentry Tex UT
Nicholas Minnix: mov DBarney ChC MI
Patrick Davitt: mov JDonaldson Oak UT
Fred Zinkie: mov CDenorfia SD UT
Seth Trachtman: rel JBlanton LAA

David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.

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