December 15, 2008

Manchester Maulers and Canton Longshormen

June 14th, 2009

Manchester receives:
SP Tim Smith (35, ML) - $2.8

Canton receives:
SP José Contreras (22, A) - minor league contract
Manchester's 10th round 2010 draft pick (C Juan Aguilar - 18th pick)

Since Then:
Smith compiled a 3-8 record with a 4.84 ERA while spending time both as a starter and reliever in the '09 season. Overall, Smith is just a mediocre pitcher. He has incredible movement on his pitches but his lack of control and big league makeup prevents him from being a consistent effective pitcher.

Contreras pitched worse in the minor leagues in '09 after the trade to Canton. He possesses average talent across the board. An average pitcher all-around, Contreras has a shot to become a serviceable reliever in the big leagues.

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