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All comments on trades and International Free Agents are solely the opinions of Madmuldoon and do not reflect the views of sane and responsible adults. There is no malice or thought in the disparaging sophmoric comments of the said Madmuldoon.
The TAMPA BAY STARS traded Gustavo Nunez to the PITTSBURGH PIRATES for Allen Bonham
Pittsburgh gets a speedy centerfielder with some pop. Tampa gets a CF prospect with max speed. One team gets younger and the other fills a need.
The HELENA BARKING MOONBATS traded Randy Rogers and 3 million to the MINNESOTA MISFITS for J.T. Stevenson and Braden Dixon
The Misfits get a good bullpen guy with most of his salary paid. Next year he will be a free agent unless PB signs him. The Barking Moonbats get a good young pitcher and good young infielder that are ready for the bigs.
The RICHMOND REVOLUTIONARIES traded Rogers Dietz to the SALT LAKE CITY UTES for Tony Romero
The Utes pickup a young DH with health issues.Richmond gets a pitcher who was stuck in Salt Lakes Farm system. Now he gets his shot. The Utes were probably going to designate Romero for assignment and would have lost him on the wire. So they got what they could for him....something is better than nothing.
The SAN FRANCISCO KICKAPOOS traded Kevin Owens to the JACKSONVILLE JUGGERNAUTS for Trayvon Thomas
Mark was shopping Owens around after he got him in a trade with Madison. Jacksonville must have had the best offer. Jacksonville gets a nice #1 SP and San Francisco gets a excellent DH that may compete in future HRD's .
The BUFFALO CHIPS traded J.J. Lansing to the JACKSON BLACK BEARS for Darron Moses , Darron Collins and Elmer Hampton
The Black Bears get a good ML Catcher with Power. The Chips grab 2 nice bullpen prospects and a DH that has a career .313 BA.
The SALT LAKE CITY UTES traded Bo Mercedes to the RICHMOND REVOLUTIONARIES for Louie Rodriguez and 3.3 million
Richmond picks up a career .280 hitter that was riding the pine in Salt Lake. Probably because he doesn't have the range to play 2nd base. The Utes get a great set-up guy with Control, RH split and 2 pitches in the 80's. Overall numbers mean nothing. Salt Lake got the best of this trade plus 3.3 million to boot.
The SALT LAKE CITY UTES traded Diego Sanches to the NEW BRITAIN BRUINS for Sal Glass
Looks to me like after the Utes landed Rodriguez , Sanches was the odd man out. So to make room for the bullpen upgrade they either trade him or lose him on the wire. So New Britain sent a good bullpen prospect for him.
The JACKSON BLACK BEARS traded Jacob Takahashi to the SYRACUSE MOOSE for Gerald O'Neil
Syracuse gets a young prospect that the Black Bears signed for 11.3 million in S-17 IFA. All's it cost the Moose was a player taken in the S-17 draft 16th overall. The Bears get a better defensive 2nd baseman but give up homerun potential. Isn't it nice when Bears and Moose get along!
M L INJURIES
The Sometimes will have to do without one of their starting pitchers for several weeks. It's the dreaded shoulder inflamation.
Ahhh....Chump-Limp Yang is back on the DL after 6 years. He will probably miss the rest of the year with elbow surgery. Looks like he will limp into free agency next year.
Another Sometimes pitcher goes down for 2 weeks.Sometimes your the Bug, other times your the Winshield.
No suprise here. With a health rating in the 30's ,Eduardo Duran will miss a month. I am suprised he was injury free last year after pitching 182.2 innings. Must be the Jacksonville wheather.
Derrek "Hand" O'Brien will miss 2 months with a sprained shoulder. He misses the Jacksonville wheather.
Raul "Full Body" Castro is back on the DL with a dislocated shoulder. 4th year in a row Full Body Castro has been on the DL. Theres plaster in them thar hills.
Matt "First" Person will miss 3 weeks with shoulder tendinitis. Matt says not to worry about Matt. Matt is tough,tough,tough as nails.
Josh "Ma" Parker may miss the rest of the season with elbow surgery. Nwsheehy is curled up in a ball sobbiing..."I want my Mommy"
Gary "Cis" Stern will miss 2 weeks with a bulging disk. Wish is having a hard time holding his water.
Alex " I Swear" Suarez will miss the rest of the year with nerve irritation. It's enough to make a Bear Swear!!
Dan "Going" Long is out for the rest of the season with nerve irritation.Going....Going...... He Gone!!
Matt "Leeza" Gibbons will miss 2 weeks with a stiff groin. Leeza will give you a stiffy if you don't watch out.
Willie is a good gamble at 690K.
A good signing for 2.7 mil and a S/T invite. He will hit well but boot a few grounders.
1.6 million for this bullpen prospect. He looks good but his RH split is low. It may just be my low AS budget .
A good minor league innings eater.
Wow!! a very nice IFA bullpen signing. He's a steal at 1.3 and a S/T invite.
A very good defensive catcher.
One of the best RF IFA I've seen for awhile. 20 million may turn out to be a bargain.
If he stays healthy he could be a solid ML 2nd baseman. 1.6 million is worth the gamble.
Minor league help.
Some minor league power never hurts.
Will make a good DH or may get to play 1st base with a few errors here and there.
Holy Crap Batman!!!! The Kickapoos got their Shortstop of the future. he went for 21 million and was worth every penny. Marks building another dynasty team folks.
400K and a S/T invite landed this good bullpen prospect.