December 1st, 2007
West Virginia receives:
C Rob Wright (30, ML) - $7.9
Duluth's 5th round 2008 draft pick (SP Jim Park - 11th pick)
SP Anthony Bagg (24, AAA) - $1.4/$1.4/$1.4
SP Ed Eubank (25, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
SP Chris Spencer (24, ML) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration
Wright played well for West Virginia in '08. He batted .304 with 5 homeruns and 82 RBIs in 135 games. Furthermore, he threw out would-be basestealers at a 35.7% while showcasing a .993 fielding percentage. Inexplicably, he has been out of baseball since after the '08 season.
Park's pitching has ranged from subpar to decent in the '08 and '09 seasons with West Virginia's lower affiliate minor league systems. Lacking great stuff, Park appears destined to be a career minor league pitcher.
Bagg was flipped to New Jersey as a part of the 4-way trade amongst Canton, Duluth, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
Eubank pitched terribly for Duluth in '08. He went 7-18 with a 6.13 ERA in 30 starts in '08. As of '09, he has been demoted to Duluth's AAA affiliate. Possessing a below average fastball, Eubank looks to be a career minor league pitcher.
Spencer has pitched well in the minor leagues in Duluth's farm system. However, he has yet to shown that his minor league success can translate to the big league level. He has struggled in limited opportunities in the big leagues and appears not to have the make-up for it.
This trade was part of a4-way trade amongst Canton, Duluth, New Jersey, and West Virginia.