The ARIZONA COBRAS traded Vic Pineda and Rubby Durazo to the PITTSBURGH PIRATES for Jumbo MacFarlane and 4,500,000
Arizona rents Jumbo for the year . He cost 2 defensive players that will help the already stout Pirate defense. Jumbo has underwhelmed in his career and perhaps Arizona is the place he can finally play like his ratings ( 81/79 split-99 sinker). Pittsburgh adds to a already stout defense (Durazo). And when Pineda gets called up, he should help this years average offense.
The MADISON MUSKELLUNGES traded Bing Cepeda and Ramiro Pena to the NEW BRITAIN BRUINS for Walter Parker and 2,500,000
Madison has one of the top offensive teams so far. They added a really nice pitcher to the rotation (Parker). If he stays healthy he may help Madison to the Series. New Britain picks up a BInG Time bat in Cepeda, and hitting is the Bruins mantra. Dodger wants to score 1000 runs this year And Cepeda will help in that goal. Pena will not help out the average pitching.
M L INJURIES
Mark "Sinking like a" Brock may be doing the Sometimes a favor by going on thr DL. He has not played up to his 5 million a year so far. Even though the Elbow Strain will only sideline him for a month, Hatton decided to put him on the 60 DL. Looks like Hatton is losing his patience with Brock.
Junior "Lemon" Maeda just signed a 2 year-8.6 million contract with the Knights. He will miss the rest of the year with Elbow Surgery. Sorry ......Avantreal there is no Lemon Law and your stuck with him. Perhaps next year you can make Lemonade?
Vasco "De Gumma" Morales has gummed up Cheyennes plans.Sonneboy re-signed him in the off-season for 3.3 million and now he will miss several months with Elbow Tendinitis. Kind of a sticky situation.
Christian "Kicked in the " Shin will be out 2 weeks with a pulled hammy. Kicked in the Shin will be Kicking back on the Kickapoos dime.
Just some rookie catching help.
5.8 million for this future CF'er.....maybe.
1.4 million for this good AAA player.
5 million and a S/T invite for this good pitching prospect.
5.3 million for this nice pitching prospect.
A really good defensive player....could be a defensive bench guy in the majors. He only cost 2 million.
More defense for the minor leagues. He will be in next years S/T squad.