Tag: Trade

Andy Boyles portrait

Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — There were plenty of hugs and handshakes all around as 22-year-old minor league RHP Justin Hughes left the Chicago Pit Bulls today en route to joining the Pittsburgh Iron Pigs organization. 30-year-old RHP Andy Boyles will be traveling to Chicago Pit Bulls to complete the swap.

This year Boyles has compiled a 6-11 mark with a 5.18 ERA. Analysts think that Boyles has some upward potential still, showing demonstrated leadership on the field and a noted curveball. His career ERA is 3.91 and a team with better offense and younger defense like Chicago could see his season ERA drop down to near his career average again. Continue reading “Chicago-Pittsburgh Trade Confirmed”

Portrait of Ricky Naugler

Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — The Chicago Pit Bulls swapped 26-year-old minor league 3B Orlando Leandry for 30-year-old LHP Ricky Naugler of the Dragons after what New York officials would only characterize as “difficult” negotiations.

For the season Leandry is hitting .200, batted in 2 runs with no home runs and 2 runs scored. Continue reading “Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler”

Ohio, Pittsburgh Agree to Swap

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — Sometimes a change of scenery can be a beneficial to a baseball player. That is the hope in Ohio and Pittsburgh as the teams came to an agreement today which sends 24-year-old 1B Bobby Leach and 20-year-old minor league 1B Paul Campeau to the Iron Pigs and 29-year-old RHP Marc Garland and 33-year-old LHP Josh Moore to the Oxen. “Only time will tell if this is the right move for everyone,” stated the Pittsburgh GM.

Leach is hitting .188 this year with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 4 runs scored. He has 6 hits in 32 at-bats, 2 walks and a .235 on-base percentage. Leach has played in 9 games.

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Admirals-Dragons Deal: Forbes for Loveless

(GAME DATE — July 25, 2020) — Reports have surfaced that St. Petersburg have pulled the trigger on a second trade today. The Admirals have agreed to send 25-year-old minor league LHP Andy Forbes to the New York Dragons in exchange for 31-year-old veteran reliever, RHP Fred Loveless. “It’s a done deal,” said one executive speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I’m surprised word got around so quickly. We just signed off on this an hour ago.” The deal apparently is awaiting physicals before an official announcement is made by either team.

For the year Loveless has made 41 relief appearances and claimed 14 saves. His record is 4-5 with 34 strikeouts in 45.1 innings and a 3.38 ERA. Continue reading “Admirals-Dragons Deal: Forbes for Loveless”

Martinez, Wakeham Swap Teams

(GAME DATE — July 25, 2020) — With the July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, the Admirals and the Deputies finalized a deal this afternoon. St. Petersburg has traded for 28-year-old C “Disco” Stu Wakeham and in return Dallas will receive 29-year-old minor league 2B Jon Martinez.

This year Martinez has hit at a .125 pace and produced 1 RBIs, no home runs and scored 1 run. Dallas will likely put the 29-year-old to work straight away to test his capabilities with that team. He has batted .221 in 7 seasons with St. Pete’s, and has had several spells in the minors to work on mechanics and timing.

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Salts, Cowboys Close Deal

(GAME DATE — July 21, 2020) — Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 32-year-old RHP Jason Connery and 21-year-old minor league 3B Robert Cabrera to the Arizona Cowboys, while the Seattle Salts will receive 32-year-old 3B Cody Martin.

“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said David Cuellar, Salts general manager. Continue reading “Salts, Cowboys Close Deal”