Todd Linden

#60 LF / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 5YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 225 lb Age: 35 College: Louisiana State Bats/Throws S/R

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    • Yanks trim eight from roster

      News: The Yankees sent RHP David Robertson, Cs P.J. Pilittere and Chris Stewart, INFs Shelley Duncan, Doug Bernier and Justin Leone, and OFs Todd Linden and John Rodriguez to their minor league camp.
      Analysis: These players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
    • Yankees sign Linden, Leone, Bernier

      News: The Yankees signed OF Todd Linden, 3B Justin Leone and 2B Doug Bernier to minor-league contracts on Wednesday.
      Analysis: These players are all minor-league journeyman and don't figure to make a Fantasy impact in 2009, much less make the opening-day roster. Ignore them.
    • Indians sign Linden to minor deal

      News: Last week, Indians GM Mark Shapiro said he would try "incremental moves" to improve the team. Monday, he signed OF Todd Linden and INF Jorge Velandia to minor-league contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Buffalo.
      Analysis: Linden hit .577 this spring in Athletics camp, but got cut at the end. He was once a prospect, has pop in his bat, and could end up decent if he gets everyday at-bats, but he doesn't deserve a place in Fantasy until that day comes.
    • Linden learns he's mot making team

      News: According to MLB.com, the Athletics informed OF Todd Linden that he won't begin the year with the team despite his .577 batting average this spring. "They told me I'm not going to Japan," Linden said. "So I'm obviously not making the team. ... I am not happy."
      Analysis: Linden was obviously bitter about the situation, saying "I don't know if I got a reason" when asked for one. He was once a prospect, has pop in his bat, and could ultimately emerge elsewhere, but he doesn't deserve a place in Fantasy until that day comes.
    • Linden continues outstanding spring

      News: A's OF Todd Linden had four hits, including one double, and drove in two runs in five at-bats Saturday against the Giants. Linden is hitting .583 (14-for-24) with 11 runs, two doubles, two triples and four RBI in 14 spring games.
      Analysis: Linden got some revenge on his old team Saturday, and has been nothing short of outstanding this spring for the A's. Linden is not in line to be a starter, but with the way he is swinging the bat, could emerge as a bench option. If he makes the team, consider him an AL-only Fantasy reserve.
    • OF Linden among A's spring invitees

      News: According to The Sports Xchange: The A's have signed several minor league free agents and given them invites to spring training, including LHP Troy Cate, who made 14 appearances with St. Louis last season; RHP Chris Gissell; RHP Brad Zeigler, who performed well in Double- and Triple-A for the A's last season; RHP Angel Garcia, who pitched in the Minnesota system, 1B Casey Rogowski; and two former Giants prospects, C Justin Knoedler and OF Todd Linden. Linden is the standout of the group after playing in 115 games with San Francisco and Florida last year.
      Analysis: Linden was once a prospect and has pop in his bat, but is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him on Draft Day.
    • Linden taken off 40-man roster

      News: The Marlins outrighted C Paul Hoover, OF Todd Linden and 3B Jason Wood to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. Also, they activated RHP Jose Garcia from the 60-day DL, but he was claimed off waivers by the A's.
      Analysis: Linden was once a prospect and has pop in his bat, but is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him.
    • Linden drives in game-winner

      News: Todd Linden singled home the winning run in the 12th inning to lift Florida over Washington 5-4 Wednesday.
      Analysis: Linden is a lot better than he has shown this season, but even if his one-time prospect status comes through, he will be nothing more than a reserve outfielder for the Marlins and the deepest of NL-only leagues.
    • Marlins' Linden gets rare start

      News: LF Josh Willingham was scratched from Saturday's starting lineup. Willingham left Friday's game in the third inning because of a stiff lower back. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Willingham could return Sunday. Todd Linden replaced Willingham and the Marlins inserted RF Jeremy Hermida into the third spot in the batting order and moved 3B Miguel Cabrera, who usually hits third, to cleanup. Hermida normally hits in the bottom of the order.
      Analysis: Linden is nothing more than a reserve outfielder for the Marlins and the deepest of NL-only leagues at this point in his career.
    • Linden has a three-hit night

      News: Josh Willingham, still recovering after passing three kidney stones, was unable to play in Tuesday's game at Philadelphia. He missed his second game. Todd Linden got the start in left field and he posted three hits in four at-bats.
      Analysis: Despite the multiple-hit game, Linden is still not a recommended Fantasy play except in the deepest of NL-only leagues.
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