Sorry guys, I don't have the time right now to link to player names, but wanted to get these up.
The Dover Fightin Blue Hens, current divison winner of the NL North, make their first deal of S10, landing 34 year old pitcher Jose Sosa and sending 25 year old pitcher Tracy Rowe to the Fargo Bison. This is the exact opposite trade that the two teams made in S9 with each other. Sosa is in the last year of a $4.6M contract and brings to the mound two great pitches and is tough against righties and can hold his own against lefties. He has a 3.11 career ML era with a 1.23 WHIP and a nice 214 save s out of 241 opportunities (89%). He struggled in Fargo and should be glad to return to Dover.
Owner byers61 commented: “The Blue Hens welcome back RP Jose Sosa, who boasts a career 3.11 era and has logged 214 saves. Although he is 34, Sosa has not seen a ratings decrease in the last 7 seasons, other than a drop in velocity and one tic off from his 1st and 2nd pitches. Sosa was shipped to Fargo for the end of last season to help the Blue Hens out of a budget crunch.”
Owner mikejuggalo on the trade: “We moved Sosa to make room for our type A FA acquisition to the bullpen. We wish him well in Dover!”
The Fargo Bison’s stayed busy on the trade front, this time getting together with the Anaheim Trojans to swap 27 year old SS Harry Turner for 23 year old 1B Al Navarro. Navarro will begin his Bison career at AAA where he’ll bring a solid all around bat and some speed. The last two seasons in AAA he’s hit 49 HR, 230 RBI and hit for a .333 avg. Turner looks to be the Trojans ML SS and has the ratings defensively for it. He spent S9 in AAA but did manage to get 98 ML games played in S8 for the Bison.
Anaheim owner ajwalton: “Turner provides an upgrade defensively at ss. I like Navarro, but he was stuck behind a couple first basemen at the ML level.”
Fargo owner mikejuggalo: “Navarro is an above average offensive player that can contribute here, all it took to get him was a good defensive player that had no chance here to play at the ML level.”