December 28, 2007

Aurora Borealis and Manchester Maulers

April 16th, 2007

Manchester receives:
3B Randy Davis (34, ML) - $3.7/$3.7/$3.7
CL Kazu Tenno (36, ML) - $1.5/$1.5/$1.5

Aurora receives:
SP Fernando Madrid (25, ML) - $0.4/$0.8/$0.8/$0.8

Since Then:
Madrid was a mediocre reliever for the Borealis for a year before being demoted to AAA where he became a quality starter. He was then traded to Omaha before the 2009 season.

Davis was mediocre for the Maulers before being traded to San Antonio in the offseason.
Tenno was claimed off waivers by Tempe, released, and signed to play in Mexico.

December 18, 2007

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and Gloucester Fishermen

Apri 16th, 2007

Gloucester receives:
CF Harley Robertson (23, AAA) - minor league contract

San Antonio receives:
CL Bobby Wright (21, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration

Since Then:
Wright has developed into one of the league's premiere closers and was selected to the 2009 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.

Robertson has shuttled back and forth between Gloucester and their AAA affliate. He appears to be a "AAAA" player.

Like stealing from candy from a baby, baby! Wright has become one of best relievers in all of PEBA while Robertson has struggled to stay in the big leagues. - A.K. of Florida

Aurora Borealis and West Virginia Coal Sox

April 16th, 2007

West Virginia receives:
C Walter Weaver (22, A) - minor league contract

Aurora receives:
SP Jim Washington (17, A) - minor league contract

Since Then:

Washington has performed well in the low minors, but scouts remain pessimistic.

Weaver is now in Charleston's system and has put up poor numbers across the minors.

December 17, 2007

Aurora Borealis and Kentucky Thoroughbreds

April 8th, 2007

Kentucky receives:
SP Alfredo Pinto (32, ML) - $3.9/$3.9/$3.9/$3.9
LF Ron Dawson (24, ML) - $0.4/$0.4/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
CL Alfonso Hernandez (36, CL) - $1.6/$1.6
Aurora's 2nd round draft pick 2007 (RF Edward Baxter -23rd pick)

Aurora receives:
1B Kuemon Kiyomizu (23, ML) - $4.5/$4.5/$4.5/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
MR Adrian Suarez (33, ML) - $2.5/$2.5

Since Then:
Kiyomizu won the 2007 SL Wunderkind award and has become a superstar.
Suarez had two good years for Aurora.

Pinto became one of the worst regular starters in PEBA and was traded to Fargo in May.
Dawson is the starting LF for Kentucky, although his play is well below average.
Hernandez was traded to Crystal Lake in June after a poor start to the season.
Baxter's career was ruined by a back injury suffered in his first month after being drafted.

A defining moment in both franchise's histories. - Coal Sox

Palm Springs Codgers and Gloucester Fishermen

April 8th, 2007

Gloucester receives
C Viriato Falco (24, A) - minor league contract
SS Benedicto Ramos (19, A) - minor league contract
2B Roberto Martinez (16, A) - minor league contract
CF Mark Ellis (19, A) - minor league contract
1B Abel Montgomery (22, A) - minor league contract
C James Stewart (22, A) - minor league contract
2B Cipriano Santos (26, A) - minor league contract

Palm Springs receives
MR Leon Gaywood (21, AA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Gaywood has never played above AA.

Montgomery appeared in 17 games for Gloucester in 2008, the only player worth remembering from the other side of the deal.

This trade was part of the Senility Sale.

December 16, 2007

Florida Featherheads and Reno Tenpinners

April 8th, 2007

Reno receives:
C Ben Lloyd (25, ML) - $3.2
CL Jerry Henderson (24, ML) -$0.38/$1.0/$1.2/$1.4

Florida receives:
2B David Goode (23, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration

Since Then:
Goode has been an average starting infielder for Florida.

Lloyd served as a backup for Reno in 2007 while hitting only .190. He currently is retired after playing in the Alianza Béisbol Al Sur de la Frontera League and Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal League. He capped off his career by winning the 2008 Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal Serie de Dominicana Final with the Baní Depredadores del Peravia.

Henderson has pitched well in a closer role for Reno.

Palm Springs Codgers and West Virginia Coal Sox

April 8th, 2007

West Virginia receives
SP Kiral Ertegun (21, A) - minor league contract
SP Jim Washington (17, A) - minor league contract
CF Alfredo Rodriguez (19, A) - minor league contract
LF Jorge Lopez (22, A) - minor league contract
SS Carlos Suarez (26, A) - minor league contract
RF Andrew Ubbens (20, A) - minor league contract

Palm Springs receives
3B Angelo Flores (24, AA) - minor league contract

Since Then:

Flores never appeared in a game for the Codgers, and after being released was actually resigned by the Coal Sox, though he never did anything of note in the minors.

Jorge Lopez was the only prospect of note the Coal Sox received, who would post decent numbers in the minors before being the centerpiece of a deal with Tempe.


This trade was the first of Palm Springs' Senility Sale.

Florida Featherheads and San Antonio Calzones of Laredo

April 8th, 2007

San Antonio receives:
C Víctor Salgardo (24, ML) - $2.8/$3.3
CF Dong-ju Yo (30, AAA) - minor league contract

Florida receives:
SP Chet Parker (29, ML) - $4.0
1B Jon 'Seaweed' Hays (25, AAA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Parker finished the 2007 season with a 8-15 record. He signed a 7-year contract worth $23,240,000 with Edo Battousai of the League of the Rising Sun.
Hays has played primarily his career in AAA.

Salgardo was traded to West Virginia on 7/31/07. He has been be a viable backup defensive catcher for the teams he has played on.
Yo was traded tp Manchester on 6/15/08. He has been an average ballplayer.

December 14, 2007

West Virginia Coal Sox and Connecticut Nutmeggers

March 30th, 2007

Connecticut receives:
3B Rick Glendenning (25, ML) -$0.38/$0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
C Willie Jeffries (25, AAA) - minor league contract
SP Yugoro Kiyomizu (21, A) - minor league contract

West Virginia receives:
1B Alberto Benítez (32, ML) - $5.5/$5.5

Since then:
Benítez was traded to San Antonio on 7/31/08. San Antonio traded Benítez back to West Virginia on 6/28/08. Benítez has been a high contact, gap hitter for West Virginia at the 1B/DH slot.

Glendenning was released by West Virgina shortly and claimed off waivers by Florida on 7/09/07. He has spent a majority of his career at the AAA level.
Jeffries has been traded back to West Virginia on 7/08/07. He has been traded multiple times including to San Antonio and Canton where he has served mostly as a AAA player.
Kiyomizu continues to progress through Connecticut's farm system and has a shot to make it to the big leagues.

December 9, 2007

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and Tempe Knights

March 10th, 2007

Tempe receives:
SP Jesús González (26, ML) - $2.7/$3.2/$3.2/$3.2
SP Chet 'Chopper' Collins (25, ML) - $0.38/$0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
2B Jorge Rivera (20, ML) - $0.38/$0.57/$0.57/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
CL Rob Monroe (22, ML) - $0.38/$0.57/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
SS Joe Wolf (23, AA) - minor league contract

San Antonio receives:
CL Merlin Peters (25, ML) - $4.3
MR Héctor Nieves (26, ML) - $2.4/$2.8/$2.8

Since Then:
Peters was traded to Crystal Lake in December 2007. He has become one of the best middle relievers in the game.
Nieves was traded to West Virginia in July 2008. He's been a serviceable setup man for West Virginia.

González has been traded multiple times including back to San Antonio, Manchester, and New Jersey. He's been a decent back end starter for his teams.
Collins has pitched decently in Tempe's starting rotation.
Rivera was traded to Charleston in May 2009. He has provided infield versatility to both Tempe and Charleston.
Monroe provided subpar bullpen pitching in his two years with Tempe. He was traded to Bakersfield in November 2008.
Wolf was released by Tempe in August 2008. He has signed a minor league contract with Florida.

December 7, 2007

Palm Springs Codgers and Kentucky Thoroughbreds

January 25th, 2007

Kentucky receives:
C Scot Christian (31, ML) - $2.9/$2.9/$2.9

Palm Springs receives:
MR Dalton 'Mudcat' Flowers (20, ML) - $0.38/$0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbtitration/arbitration
MR Sen Yamasaki (23, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbtitration

Since Then:
Flowers was traded to Omaha in the Ollie Morris deal (7/31/07).
Yamasaki went 3-1 with 2 saves and 4.70 in 36 appearances with Palm Springs in 2007.

Christian played 30 games for Kentucky hitting .262 with 5 homers before being traded to Crystal Lake (5/18/07).

New Orleans Trendsetters and West Virginia Coal Sox

February 16th, 2007

West Virginia receives:
MR José Ferrer (26, AAA) - minor league contract
New Orleans' 6th round 2007 draft pick (SP Bud McCullough - 10th pick)

New Orleans receives:
1B Robby Shepherd (27, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration

Since Then:
Shepherd only appeared in 6 games with New Orleans in 2007. His last stint in PEBA was in 2008 with Kentucky where appeared in 65 games.

Ferrer has been an average middle innings reliever for West Virginia.
McCullough was traded to Charleston in December 2007, where he plays for their Class-A affiliate.