Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Goofy/Pig Trade

Soriano is a Goof
The Warpigs traded Rafael Soriano and Clayton Richard to the SuperGoofs for Chris Denorfia and Edinson Volquez.

Denorfia is a platoon outfielder who is a 2 in all three fields. Volquez was recently traded to the Padres, but his card from last year is not useable. Richard had 100 innings last year as a starter with the Padres, while Soriano will be able to get righties out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Drillers continue to find a home for their cuts

This is why he is a DH.
The Drillers traded Jason Hammel and Vladimir to the Warpigs for pick 136.

Guerrero hit .290 last year but failed to ever go to a 3-ball count, let alone walk. He has no power or speed but makes up for it by not playing in the field. Hammel will provide 170 of the ugliest relief innings you've ever seen.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Drillers make two trades

Jeter is the one on the right
The Drillers traded Derek Jeter to the Tweeners for Milwaukee closer Francisco Rodriguez. Then the Drillers sent Rajai Davis to the FFTs for pick 157.

Jeter hit .297 in almost 550 at bats last year. K-Rod had a 2.64 ERA in 71 innings. Davis... suited up.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Goofs and FFTs make a deal

Marlon Byrd blows
The SuperGoofs traded pick 132 to the FFTs for Angel Pagan, Marlon Byrd, and pick 156.

Dickey on the move again

R.A. Dickey is traded again
R.A. Dickey didn't stay an FFT for long. The FFTs moved Dickey and pick 77 to the Buckeyes for Martin Prado and Ted Lilly.

Lilly threw 192 innings last year with a 1.16 WHIP. Prado hit .260 in 551 at bats. He'll be a 3 at 1b, 3b, and LF.

Friday, December 23, 2011

FFTs and DVs trade

Maybin will patrol cf for the FFTs
The DVs sent Francisco Liriano and Cameron Maybin to the FFTs for picks 45 and 93.

Maybin hit .264 in 516 at bats last year. He'll be a 1 in cf. Liriano has 134 innings of SP/RP, but they won't be good ones.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

FFTs and Wahoos Trade

Guthrie has 208 innings of relief
The Wahoos sent a lot of innings to the FFTs in order to improve their draft positioning.

The FFTs get Jeremy Guthrie, R.A. Dickey, and Kyle McClellan, along with picks 124 and 156. The Wahoos get pick 29 and a reserve.

Guthrie, who turns 33 in April, has 208 innings of start/relief and had a WHIP of 1.34. Dickey, at 37, also has 208 innings. He can't relieve, but his WHIP is much better, 1.23. McClellan, only 27, has 141 innings of start/relief with a 1.31 WHIP.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Trading Picks

One good pick deserves another
The Rhinos traded pick 3 that they recently received from the Drillers to the Warpigs for picks 13 and 40.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

But can he say "Yadier" like he says "Vladimir"?

A Driller??? WTF!!!
The Drillers have their catcher. After panicking when he realized there are no catchers in next year's draft, the Driller Dude paid through the nose to get one. Yadier Molina will wear the Driller colors next year. In exchange, the Rhinos receive the third pick in the draft, two reserve spots, and A.J. Ellis (who will no doubt be the next All Star and Gold Glove catcher).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Swapping First Basemen

He's smiling because he has clinched a division title for 2012.
The Buckeyes and Inmates traded first basemen. Carlos Pena heads to the Buckeyes while Gaby Sanchez is now an Inmate.

Pena, who will turn 34 early next season, hit 28 homers last year, and although his average was down, had a healthy .388 on base average vs rhp. The 28-year old Sanchez had almost identical stats to his rookie season, and should crush lhp. One other big difference is the defense. Pena will be a 1 next year; Sanchez, a 4.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tweeners and Wahoos trade

Darren Oliver
The Tweeners send Nick Swisher and Luke Gregerson to the Wahoos for pick 76 and the young left-handed relief specialist Darren Oliver.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pujols Leaves the Pigs

Pujols joins the FFTs
The Warpigs have dealt Albert Pujols, the greatest right handed hitter in the history of baseball, to the FFTs. In return, the Warpigs will receive Jered Weaver, Stephen Strasburg, pick 13 in next year's draft, and a reserve pick. As an insurance stipulation, if Strasburg fails to throw 100 innings in 2012, the FFTs will also send their 2013 third round pick to the Pigs.

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Snakes pull off two more deals

Jair Jurrjens throws a fit after learning he's a Wahoo.
The Snakes are a-wheelin' and a-dealin', completing two more trades today.

The Buckeyes traded pick 108 to the Sidewinders for Freddy Sanchez and pick 133.

The Wahoos traded Carlos Marmol, Jed Lowrie, and two reserves to the Sidewinders for Jair Jurrjens.

Hours later, Jurrjens admitted himself into a home for damaged arms.

Friday, December 02, 2011

The Tweeners and Snakes do a deal

Craig Kimbrel pitched well last year despite losing his right leg in a hunting accident.
After picking up Laynce Nix from the Buckeyes a few days earlier, the Tweeners decided to go for actual major league players this time.

The Tweeners traded Brandon Belt, Chris Sale, and Craig Kimbrel to the Sidewinders for Joel Hanrahan, Michael Morse, and a reserve pick.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Buckeyes make two trades

Bonafacio on that one play he made cleanly last year.
The Buckeyes traded Laynce Nix (including the pointless Y in his first name) to the Tweeners for pick 102.

The Buckeyes then traded a reserve pick and their 2013 1st round pick to the Wahoos for Wilson Ramos, Emilio Bonafacio, and pick 108.