July 6, 2008

Manchester Maulers and San Antonio Calzones of Laredo

July 14th, 2008

Manchester receives:
SP Gary Fisher (29, ML) - $2.2/$2.2
CF Manny Lara (23, ML) - $0.38/$0.38/arbitration/arbitration/arbitration
SP Tekkan Terada (25, AAA) - minor league contract

San Antonio receives:
SP José Morales (33, ML) - $6.9/$6.9
Manchester's 2nd round 2009 draft pick (SS Randy Blake - 9th pick)
Manchester's 5th round 2009 draft pick (3B Roberto Luna - 9th pick)

Since Then:
Fisher went 1-6 with a 5.43 in games with Manchester in '08. As of '09, he has been traded to San Antonio (11/02/08), Tempe (12/18/08) and Kentucky (7/31/09). For his career, he has been a serviceable backend starter or mop-up reliever.
Lara played horribly with Manchester in '08 after the trade. He batted .215 in 68 games with 2 homeruns and 17 RBIs. For his career, he has been an average outfielder.
Terada spent '08 and part of '09 at Manchester's AAA affiliate. He was released by Manchester on 5/17/09 and subsequently signed to a minor league contract a week later by Bakersfield (5/25/09). He rates as a career minor league starter.

Morales went 7-5 with a 2.53 ERA in 17 starts with San Antonio after the trade. He was traded to New Orleans in the offseason (11/25/08). Since then, he has been traded again to West Virginia during the '09 trading deadlone (7/31/09). Morales has been a solid middle rotation starter in his career.
Blake has been average in '09 while playing in his first minor league season at San Antonio's SS-A affiliate. He projects to be a future big league utility infielder.
Luna, who was drafted out of high school, has struggled in '09 in his first minor league season with San Antonio's SS-A affiliate. He projects to be a borderline big league backup catcher.

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