December 1st, 2007
LF Orlando Valadez (24, ML) - $5.6/$5.3/$5.0
MR Travis Reynolds (33, ML) - $0.735
2B Carlós Gabaldon (25, AAA) - minor league contract
West Virginia receives:
SS George Riley (27, ML) - $8.4/$15.0/$14.5/$14.0/$13.0/$12.0
SP Ed Eubank (25, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
Valdez had solid '08 season with Canton. In 157 games, he batted .284 with 25 homeruns and 84 RBIs. As of '09, he remains with Canton and grades out as a solid hitter who is steady but not necessarily All-Star caliber.
Reynolds went 0-3 with a 5.44 ERA in 32 relief appearances with Canton in '08. He has since been traded to San Antonio (7/14/08). He signed a 1-year deal with Ciudad Acuña of the Alianza Béisbol Al Sur de la Frontera (4/30/09). Overall, he grades out as an average reliever who is on the tailend of his career.
Gabaldon has had average '08 and '09 seasons down at Canton's AAA affiliate. A utility infielder, it appears Gabaldon may not have enough talent to be a big league player.
Riley had an excellent '08 season with West Virginia. He batted .292 with 4 homeruns and 73 RBIs while scoring 89 runs himself. As of '09, Riley is one of the best hitting shortstops in PEBA and a consistent All-Star performer.
Eubank was flipped to Duluth as a part of the 4-way trade amongst Canton, Duluth, New Jersey, and West Virginia.