January 30, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and West Virginia Coal Sox

June 14th, 2007

West Virginia receives:
SP Chris Simmons (26, AA) - minor league contract
LF Zi-xing Chen (23, AAA) - minor league contract

Kentucky receives:
SP Dan Hankins (31, AAA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Hankins finished the '07 season going 8-6 with a 3.06 ERA for Kentucky. His pitching has been somewhat subpar in subsequent seasons with Kentucky.

Simmons was released by West Virginia (5/08/08). He shortly signed a minor league deal with Reno (5/25/08).
Chen has played decently in a part time starting role with West Virginia.

January 28, 2008

West Virginia Coal Sox and Bakersfield Bears

June 7th, 2007

Bakersfield receives:
MR Raúl Chávez (27, ML) - "unknown"

West Virginia receives:
2B Dan Barnes (25, A) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Barnes is currently out of baseball after playing 2 subpar seasons with West Virginia's Class-A affiliate.

Chávez was shortly released by Bakersfield (6/23/07). He has sinced then signed with the Shin Seiki Evas where he won the 2007 League of the Rising Sun Neo-Tokyo Cup.

January 24, 2008

Omaha Cyclones and San Antonio Calzones of Laredo

June 3rd, 2007

San Antonio receives:
Omaha's 5th round 2007 draft pick (RF Nick Harris - 19th pick)
Omaha's 6th round 2007 draft pick (SP Dan Edwards - 19th pick)

Omaha receives:
SP Kisho Ageda (25, ML) - $0.4/arbitration

Since Then:
Ageda signed an extension and was traded back to San Antonio after the 2008 season. He was below average in his time with Omaha.

Harris reached AAA with San Antonio and was traded to Aurora. He is a marginal prospect.
Edwards was released halfway through the 2008 season.

Connecticut Nutmeggers and Tempe Knights

June 3rd, 2007

Temp receives:
SP Cristián Básquez (34, ML) - unknown

Connecticut receives:
SP Daniel Sutton (32, ML) - $1.3/$1.3

Since Then:
Sutton performed poorly for the Nutmeggers and was traded back to Tempe in the offseason.

Basquez was traded to San Antonio in less than a month.

January 23, 2008

Aurora Borealis and Connecticut Nutmeggers

June 3rd, 2007

Connecticut receives:
1B Dave Ross (35, ML) - $0.80/$0.80

Aurora receives:
$750,000 cash

Since Then:
The $750,000 has found Aurora to be a lovely town and has purchases a house on the lake.

Ross performed poorly in '07 and '08 and subsequently signed with Japan.

January 21, 2008

Charleston Statesmen and Canton Longshoremen

May 26th, 2007

Canton receives:
SP Manuel Gómez (26, ML) - $0.38/$0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
MR Lance Brewer (22, AAA) - minor league contract
SP Mark Thomas (24, AA) - minor league contract

Charleston receives:
C Isidoro Pérez (25, ML) - $0.583

Since Then:
Pérez played decently for Charleston in a starting role in '07 and '08. In '09, Pérez has played sparingly in a backup role to All-Star catcher Jeffrey Graham.

Gómez had a 2-6 record and 7.97 ERA with Canton in the '07 season. He continues to pitch poorly in his tenure with Canton.
Brewer has since been traded to Aurora for LF Miguel Cedeño (5/10/09).
Thomas remains in Canton's farm system most likely serving as a career minor league pitcher.

January 17, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and Fargo Dinosaurs

May 18th, 2007

Fargo receives:
SP Alfredo Pinto (32, ML) - $3.9/$3.9/$3.9/$3.9

Kentucky receives:
Fargo's 5th round 2007 draft pick (MR José Alfaro - 11th pick)

Since Then:
Alfaro remains in Kentucky's lower end farm system and has pitched well as a converted starter in '09 with Kentucky's Class-A affiliate. However it still is not a lock that Alfaro is a big league talent.

Pinto pitched horribly for Fargo going 3-14 with a 5.39 ERA during the 2007 season. He was then traded to New Orleans on 10/27/07. Since then he has been traded to San Antonio and later to West Virginia during the winter of '08. He won the 2008 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance Planetary Extreme Championship with the New Orleans Trendsetters.

January 14, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and Crystal Lake Sandgnats

May 18th, 2007

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

Kentucky receives:
Crystal Lake's 6th round 2007 draft pick (2B Dave Roberson - 13th pick)

Since Then:
Christian played adequately for Crystal Lake for the '07 and '08 seasons before being dealt to Yuma for a 2nd round draft pick.

6th round pick Roberson has played well in Kentucky's Class-A affiliate farm team but appears destined to be a career minor league player.

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and New Orleans Trendsetters

May 10th, 2007

New Orleans receives:
SS Juan Ortega (20, A) - minor league contract

San Antonio receives:
SP César Zavala (24, AA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Zavala has since been out of baseball (2009) playing as high as AA ball for San Antonio.

Ortega was released shortly by New Orleans (6/22/07). He then signed back with San Antonio where he continues to play decently in their farm system.

January 13, 2008

Canton Longshoremen and New Jersey Hitmen

May 10th, 2007

New Jersey receives:
Canton's 8th round 2007 draft Pick (CF Mike Ball - 8th pick)

Canton receives:
1B Arron Campbell (26, ML) - $1.3

Since Then:
Campbell put up poor numbers after the trade and was subsequently signed to a three-year extension before being traded to San Antonio after the 2008 season.

Mike Ball was released shortly after being drafted.

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and Tempe Knights

May 10th, 2007

Tempe receives:
3B Gyu-sik Ch'oe (22, A) - minor league contract
C Rodrigo Medina (20, A) - minor league contract
San Antonio's 7th round 2007 draft pick (RF Júlio Trujillo - 6th pick)

San Antonio receives:
SP Victor Hall (20, A) - minor league contract
Tempe's 6th round 2007 draft pick (MR Ki-hyuk O - 17th pick)

Since Then:
Hall remains in San Antonio's farm system pitching decently but most likely never to have a big league career.
Ki-hyuk O has progressed decently and currently pitches for San Antonio's Class-A affiliate.

Ch'oe was released by Tempe on 6/28/08 and has signed a minor league deal with Aurora.
Medina was released by Tempe on 4/06/08 and has signed a minor league deal with London.
Trujillo was released by Tempe on 4/06/08 and has signed a minor league deal with Bakersfield.