(GAME DATE — July 14, 2020) — You can focus on the negatives after being traded to a new team — finding a new place to stay, leaving teammates and friends, having to start anew — but one player hopes to focus on the positives. “It means I’m wanted somewhere. At least one team sees potential in me.” Those were the comments heard after the Montreal Metros came to an agreement to deal 34-year-old RHP Ron Alder to the New York Dragons for 24-year-old minor league RHP Nate Beeson and 19-year-old minor league RHP Moises Castillo earlier today. The deal is expected to be formally announced later this evening.
This year Alder has compiled a 9-7 record with a 3.51 ERA. The Canadian, from Halifax, began his career with Kingston before signing with Montreal in 2018. Career, he is 34-23 with a 3.23 ERA and 1344 K’s. He has 8 All-Star appearances and a Bull Cup ring from his 2018 season in Montreal.