Tag: Ronnie van der Wal

Trade Winds Blow at Deadline

After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet.  But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.

The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”

Trade Action Heats Up At Deadline

Several trade deals closed as of the trade deadline today, though none involved top billed players and only one involved a current playoff contending team.

First, LL West’s last place Battle Creek Attack (26-40) dealt third baseman Ramon Gomez to the LL East’s Detroit Motorheads (29-38)  in exchange for first baseman Ed Langston and a minor league outfielder. Continue reading “Trade Action Heats Up At Deadline”