December 15, 2008

San Antonio Calzones of Laredo and Reno Tenpinners

June 14th, 2009

San Antonio receives:
LF Brooks Erickson (29, ML) - $9.0/$10.0/$10.0/$11.0/$12.0
C Luis Navarro (30, ML) - $5.2/$5.2

Reno receives:
C Manuel González (29, ML) - $7.8/$8.7/$9.7/$9.7
San Antonio's 3rd round 2010 draft pick (LF Dave Butler - 3rd pick)

Since Then:
Erickson struggled in the '09 season. The former All-Star and All-Leather outfielder batted .251 with 11 homeruns and 45 RBIs with San Antonio in 93 games with San Antonio. Overall, Erickson is a top talent who can do it all with his bat and glove. It remains to be seen if Erickson's subpar '09 season is an aberration or indicator of things to come.
Navarro had an ugly '09 season. He batted .178 with 3 homeruns and 14 RBIs in 64 games with San Antonio. Defensively, Navarro is below average. Offensively, he has yet to put together a decent hitting season. Overall, he is a poor backup catcher at best.

González flourished after the trade. He batted .308 with 10 homeruns and 52 RBIs in 88 games with Reno. Overall, he is one of the league's best hitting and run producing catchers.

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