Saturday, November 26, 2016

Big Trade Day Continues with 3-team Deal

The FFTs, SuperGoofs, and Warpigs combined to make a 3-team trade today.

The Warpigs sent their 5th round pick (5-79) to the FFTs and receive back local hero Francisco Cervelli.

The SuperGoofs sent Cervelli to the Pigs and their 5th round pick (5-69) to the FFTs in exchange for Yunel Escobar.

The FFTs lose Escobar to the Goofs but get two 5th round picks (5-69 and 5-79).

Escobar had a great year. The 34-year old Cuban third baseman slashed 304/355/391, and should be the everyday hot corner starter for the Goofs.

Francisco Cervelli, who will turn 31 in March, had an injury-plagued year, but hit .385 against LHP, with an OBP of .484. More importantly, the Venezuelan had quite a post season for the Warpigs, hitting .438 against the Fungoes and .400 vs the Sidewinders. The Hooterville locals had been clamoring for Cervelli's return in 2017, so a deal was brokered. Plus, he makes a nice platoon partner for new catcher J.T. Realmuto.

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