Friday, July 12, 2013
THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE S-23 #2
The SALT LAKE CITY UTES traded Cookie Bennett to the JACKSON BLACK BEARS for Hayes Reimold
The Utes pick up a good hitting LF'er and stick him in RF. The Black Bears get a Gold Glove SS with a .250 BA. This is a hitting for defense trade. Hope it works out for both teams.
The JACKSON BLACK BEARS traded Cristian Satou and Jamie Miyakazi and 5,000,000 to the LITTLE ROCK MOONSHINERS for Marc Dean
The Moonshiners get a multiple Gold Glove CF'er with a .254 BA and most of this years salary paid. The Moonshiners also pick up a young RF'er that will get a chance to play everyday. Jackson gets a nice pitching prospect that was the 13th overall pick last year. Olemiss is not superstitious and Dmann helps out his pitching with some improved outfield play.
The SYRACUSE MOOSE traded Emmanuel Edwards to the HELENA BARKING MOONBATS for Andres Borbon and Alex Borges
The Moonbats bag season 21's first overall draft pick. He looks to be a solid SS who can hit with power. The only tool not in his belt is speed. The Moose get one of the best young pitchers in the league who had shoulder problems 2 years back.The Moose also got a defensive guy who can hit an occasional homer.Pitching aint cheap and the Moose paid dearly for a really good young pitcher. But it's a good trade for both teams if the players play up to their projections.
The SAN FRANCISCO KICKAPOOS traded Jung Kim to the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS for Benji Machado
I really wanted Kim but I didn't have the bluechip player that Austin offered. Austin gets a one of the best pitchers in this league not to win a Cy-Young. If he bolts to free agency next year he could command 10-20 million a year. The Kickapoos get last years overall #4 player drafted. He will be a top gun pitcher if he stays off the DL. This is a good trade for both teams "if" it gets Austin to the Series and the Kickapoos get this pitching prospect to the majors intact.
The CHICAGO BLACK SOX traded Philip Darwin to the LITTLE ROCK MOONSHINERS for Jimmie Sosa
The Moonshiners get a hitting prospect who could be a 1st baseman with good range. The Black Sox picked up a pitcher who got paid 500,000 per loss last year. Little Rock dumped a bad contract and the Black Sox didn't give up much.
M L INJURIES
Bob "Nuegie" Neugebauer is still doing the Nuegie Boogie during the 7 inning stretch at all Redtail games. Nuegie is already back on the field Boogie-ing after his Quad healed.
The Tabaky Farmers will be without their Silver Slugger for a month. Roger "Rabbit" Serrano is not known for his speed and leaping ability. He is known for his big ears and fuzzy tail.
The Bandits signed Pat "Down" Clark as a shut down closer. He will miss 2 weeks with a swollen elbow. Pat Down also moonlights as a TSA inspector........Intrusive indeed!
Ossie "For" Hyers has been a highly paid and effective slugger for Sante fe. But age may have caught up to his 12 million dollar salary . He will be out 3 months with a herniated disk.
Jake "Cob" Alston will be out 2 weeks with a swollen elbow. He will be kicking back at his Farm in Iowa shucking corn.
Billy "Punk" Brock loves the mosh pit and that may have contributed to his MCL strain.He will miss 30 days and may be looking for another team next year.
Mickey "The Monkey" Harville is still flinging monkey poo at Ressda.It will be 2 weeks before he can get back on the field. This guy will drive the Bandit fans Bananas!
I'm gonna miss Antone "Green" Teagardens defense in RF for 3 weeks. Antone has been asking for more green backs in his contract negotiations. This won't help his case!
8.1 million for this nice hitting prospect who will be a DH/1stB.
2.5 million for this very nice bullpen prospect. His pitch ratings are the only concern.
1.4 million for this AAA pitcher. If he gets a DITR bump on his splits.....he could be a star.
2.1 million and a S/T invite for this solid prospect. he will not wow you but he will not embarass.
1.7 million and a S/T invite for this speedy defensive phenom.
If it wasn't for his sub-50 control....I would say he was a steal at 690K.