Thursday, July 25, 2013
THE WEEK IN WRIGLEYVILLE S-23 #4
The SAN FRANCISCO KICKAPOOS traded Alfredo Herrera , Miguel Piedra and 700,000 to the SANTA FE BLUES for Max Pichardo
Santa Fe spent a Butload of money on free agent pitchers and ...well...It hasn't panned out (5.68 ERA). So they traded for some bullpen pitchers hoping this will get them on the right track. San Francisco picked up a bullpen prospect for the trouble.
The JACKSONVILLE JUGGERNAUTS traded Thumper Worrell , Derrek O'Brien , Terrence Munoz and 3,000,000 to the BOSTON KNIGHTS for R.A. Bowie , Fred Bowen and Omar Perez
Boston grabbed 3 very nice pitchers for their under-performing pitching staff (5.12 ERA). Jacsonville gets S-22's number 5 pick, a young set-up guy, and an old DH. The Knights really needed the pitching and they got what they needed. I had one of the pitchers they acquired on my wish list (O'brien), but wasn't willing to give up what Boston offered. And Boston paid dearly. Jacksonville got younger and much better "if" Bowie pans out . Pitching ain't cheap!
The MADISON MUSKELLUNGES traded Hooks Giovanola , Wayne Zerbe and Willie Aquino to the WASHINGTON D C WINGDINGS for Jesus James , Hector Ruth and 4,000,000
The Muskies Lunged forward with the acquisition of a very nice pitcher and a big bat.The Wing Dings will try and fly with a old pitcher , a young lefty and seasons twentys number 22 overall pick, Hooks Giovanola. I tried to trade for Jesus James and was told Washington needed to move salary. This trade adds to Washingtons overall salary, but in fairness I never offered up any pitching for James. Madison just got better with this trade. as for the Wing Dings, Hooks will hit some homers and as long as Goldenbaer keeps him in LF. He may help the defense get out of the basement (58 errors).
The SANTA FE BLUES traded Cedrick Meyers to the FARGO PRARIE DOGS for Cliff Broxton
The Blues pick up a 1st baseman who was hitting .229 in Fargo. The Prairie Dogs get a CF'er with 5+ plays this season.The P-dogs can use some defense so Meyers will help. The Blues already have the second best offense and a below average defense, so the move was curious. Perhaps the promotion of Juan Corpas made Meyers expendable.
Well looky here.....Raul "Full Body" Castro is back on the DL. Break out the plaster Hoopcoach, he will miss 2 months with elbow tendinitis. Can I sign his Cast??
Vitas "Against the Wind" Sager is out 2 months with a torn knee ligament. It's getting Bluer and Bluer in Sante Fe.
Trent "Penny" Wise is already off the DL after a minor back strain. He could be Clowning around with another team next year. "We all Float Down Here"
Say good-bye to this young Tabaky Farmer pitcher. Oswaldo "Ay Caramba" Tabaka will have elbow surgery and miss the rest of the year and maybe more. Ay Caramba indeed!
Blake "Ref" Hughes is already back on the mound after 2 weeks on the DL with a forearm stress fracture. So far this season he's been trash .
Carlos "No" Gomez will miss the rest of the year with a hamstring tear. The Pirates will miss his bat in the line-up and Ardthomp was wailing, Noooooo!
Sometimes 11 million buys you.......7 wins. Kris "special-K's" Karros got paid in the offseaon and now will miss the rest of the year with elbow surgery.Karros is a great pitcher, and how he stayed of the DL until now, is mindboggling. Sorry for your loss TC.
Alfredo Baker will miss a few weeks with a stiff hammy. Baker has done well for the re-building Crabbers.
Russ "Busted" Orr will be out a month with a sore shoulder. He may find himself up a creek without a Orr.
Another high dollar Blue's player hits the DL. This one is not as bad as Karros. Felipe "Flippen Hosed" Jose will be out 2 weeks with a strained oblique. I wrote this when Felipe was last injured in season 19........."This guy is a very good player when healthy and until now, has been so.Tchagnon is a gambling man indeed!"........so far it's paid off for TC.
Wandy "Nothing really" Matos is a big Metallica fan. Now he will have a couple months to follow the band on their tour. Wandy will be riding the lightning with a sore rotator cuff.
Cliff "Notes" Grey will miss 3 weeks with a shoulder impingment. No need to study this Misfit injury.
1.8 million for this Wild Child!
Just a rookie innings eater.
Could have a good minor league career.
Filling the rookie club with innings eaters.
Rookie bullpen help.
Not sure he will help at all.
1.3 million for this AA/AAA pitcher. DITR Bump would be nice.
Maybe one of the best IFA this year. He cost 25.1 million.
Thsi guy will help out the bullpen in rookie ball.
5.3 million for this future M L set-up guy.
6.8 million and a S/T invite for this excellent 3 tool player.
The Bandits are adding to the rookie pitching staff.
A S/T invite for this AA/AAA fielder.