Tag: Trade

Chicago, Toronto Tee Up 5 Player, 3 Draft Pick Deal

(GAME DATE — May 16, 2022) — The Chicago Pit Bulls and the Toronto Nomads have agreed to a blockbuster five-player, 3 draft pick trade, the 14th trade deal struck in 2022 and the 8th involving the busy Chicago team.

The Nomads will send former star closer Nate Kremer, a 2015 Woodchuck Trophy winner, and Dong-kyoon Kim, an effective and disciplined hitting second baseman, along with both a second and third round pick in the upcoming 2022 draft, while receiving 25-year-old slugging first baseman Makanaakua Mano, who was a first round pick for Chicago in 2018 and who won Rookie of the Year just last season, and two AAA-level budding stars, Miguel Perez (LF) and Shannon Stone (1B) along with Chicago’s 3rd round pick this year. Continue reading “Chicago, Toronto Tee Up 5 Player, 3 Draft Pick Deal”

Malone Goes to Minneapolis in Blockbuster Trade

(GAME DATE — May 16, 2022) — Toronto ace Knuckles Malone, the four-time Sandy Koufax Award winner, will join the Minneapolis Ravens as part of a blockbuster five player deal that will execute in the next few days.

The 32-year-old right-handed knuckleballer has spent his entire major league career, now in his 8th season, at the top of the Toronto Nomads rotation where he has cemented himself in the team’s records books in multiple pitching stats, including career bests in ERA (2.49), wins (91), winning percentage (.705), pWAR (55.6), completed games (69), shutouts (21), and WHIP (1.01). Continue reading “Malone Goes to Minneapolis in Blockbuster 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”