July 4, 2008

New Jersey Hitmen and Yuma Bulldozers

July 14th, 2008

New Jersey receives:
SP Rafael Matos (31, ML) - $6.3

Yuma receives:
SP Xue-qin Yuan (27, ML) - $3.4
New Jersey's 7th round 2009 draft pick (MR John Miller - 21st pick)

Since Then:
Matos pitched poorly for New Jersey in 14 games after the trade. He compiled a 4-7 record with a bloated 6.42 ERA. He signed a minor league deal with Omaha in the offseason. For his career, he has been a below average bottom of the rotation starter.

Yuan went 4-10 with a 4.93 ERA in 15 games started with Yuma after the trade. As of '09, he signed a 3-year contract with Kentucky worth $3,900,003. For his career, he has pitched subpar and best suited as a mop-up reliever or backend rotation starter.
Miller has pitched well in '09 in his first minor league season with Yuma's SS-A affiliate. He has the potential to one day be a decent big league reliever

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