May 2, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and Bakersfield Bears

December 12th, 2007

Kentucky receives:
SP Dustin Breedveld (26, AAA) - $0.38
MR José Vargas (26, AAA) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration

Bakersfield receives:
CL César Leal (24, AAA) - $0.38/arbitration/arbitration

Since Then:
Breedveld spent time at both Kentucky and their AAA affiliate in '08. He had some success at AAA but struggled during his time at Kentucky. He was released by Kentucky after the '08 season (10/02/08). As of '09, he has rejoined the Bakersfield organization with a minor league contract (2/28/09).
Vargas had a mediocre season at Kentucky's AAA affiliate in '08. He was traded to Arlington in the '08 offseason (11/10/08). He rates as a below average reliever who is best suited as a mop-up reliever.

Leal had an average '08 season at Bakersfield's AA and AAA affiliates. He was released by Bakersfield after the season (11/02/08). Since then he has attempted to revive his career by playing in the Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal. Overall, Leal does not have enough talent to be much of a pitcher at any level.

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