July 3, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and London Underground

July 14th, 2008

Kentucky receives
3B Josh Emery (26, ML) - $2.5

London receives
MR Powell Lilley (22, ML) - $0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
LF Toyozo Ishihara (34, AAA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Emery played miserably in 57 games with Kentucky after the trade. He batted a dismal .210 along with 5 homeruns and 27 RBIs. After the '08 season, he signed a 1-year deal with Nezahualcóyotl of the Alianza Béisbol Al Sur de la Frontera where he played exceptionally well. As of the '09 season, he has been unemployed.

Lilley pitched well for London after the trade. In 26 relief appearances, he went 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA. He was traded to Kalamazoo early in the '09 season (5/17/09). In his young career, Lilley has been inconsistent showing flashes of brilliance while other times making managers pull their hair out.
Isihara appeared in 58 games with London in '08. He hit .228 with 4 homeruns and 13 RBIs. He signed a 2-year deal worth $1,710,000 with Niihama-shi of the League of the Rising Sun in the '08 offseason (12/08/08).

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