May 29-June4

Scoreboard

Heating Up: Boston had the highest winning percentage in the league, at .778 (14-4)

Cooling Off: Chicago, AL had the lowest winning percentage in the league, at .111 (2-16)

 

Game Highlights

Glen Meusel (1B-Tampa Bay) led the league with 5 Game Highlights this week

 

Transactions

Waivers

  • Don Kwon (RP-Tucson) was designated for assignment & waived
  • Rickie Bergen (LF-Tucson) was claimed away from Augusta
  • Travis Hundley (RP-Monterrey) was claimed away from Augusta
  • Dioner Saenz (SS-Monterrey) was claimed away from Augusta, then designated for assignment & waived again
  • Bob Carey (RP-Buffalo) was claimed away from St. Louis
  • Ricardo Vizquel (RP-Chicago, NL) was claimed away from Tucson
  • Sidney Brown (SP-Syracuse) was claimed away from Huntington, then waived again
  • Albie Alvarez (RP-Monterrey) was claimed away from Syracuse
  • Tim Starr (RF-Monterrey) was selected in the Rule 5 Draft, then claimed
  • Mark Murphy (SS-Monterrey) was claimed away from Scranton
  • Bruce Blackmon (SS-Monterrey) was claimed away from Chicago, NL
  • Brian Donatello (2B-Monterrey) was designated for assignment & waived
  • Harry McDonald (1B-Tucson) was designated for assignment & waived

Free Agency

  • Luther Stark (RP) signed a 1 year, $1.5M deal with Scranton
  • Gerald Ogawa (LF) signed a 2 year, $4.6M deal with Syracuse
  • Cristian Munson (SP) signed a 1 year, $1.4M deal with Chicago, NL
  • Jhoulys Paz (SP) signed a 2 year, $4.8M deal with Chicago, NL
  • Jesus James ( C ) signed a 1 year, $705k deal with Chicago, NL
  • Geovany Dominguez (RP) signed a 1 year, $900k deal with Seattle
  • Matthew Theriot (RF) signed a 1 year, $1.5M deal with Seattle
  • Kenny Freese (RP) will now negotiate with all 32 teams after his release
  • Ross Freeman (1B) signed a 1 year, $1.1M deal with Seattle
  • Mikey Pettitte (1B) re-signed with Seattle for 2 years, $1.1M including a $545k mutual option for S38
  • Ty Harrison (CF) 2 year, $3.2M deal with Buffalo
  • Eduardo Henriquez (RF) signed a 2 year, $2.8M deal with Chicago, NL
  • Orber Ibanez (SP) signed a 2 year, $2.2M deal with Augusta that includes a $1.5M signing bonus
  • Theodore Durbin (RP) signed a 1 year, $1.2M deal with Augusta
  • Red Heredia (SS) signed a 1 year, $880k deal with New York
  • Sean McEnerney (C-Syracuse) signed a 1 year, $3.6M contract extension for S38
  • Alex Kirk (SS-Syracuse) signed a 3 year, $9.6M contract extension starting in S38
  • Bey Green (SP) signed a 2 year, $2.8M contract with Austin
  • Sergio Fisher (SS) signed a 1 year, $2.9M deal with Scranton
  • Jacoby Hume (3B) signed a 1 year, $4.3M deal with Chicago, NL
  • Marshall Buchanan (RF) re-signed with Buffalo for 1 year, $1.3M
  • Carlos Merced (SS) signed a 1 year, $890k deal with Scranton
  • Jack Kirby (3B) re-signed with Monterrey for 1 year, $1.2M
  • Joe Griffey (SP) signed a 1 year, $1M deal with Santa Fe
  • Joe Edwards (SP) signed a 1 year, $890k deal with Santa Fe
  • Fred James (SP) re-signed with Santa Fe for 1 year, $855k
  • Ramon Chang (SS) signed a 1 year, $510k deal with Santa Fe
  • Ricardo Matos (RP) signed a 1 year, $715k deal with Santa Fe

Promotions

  • Edgard Roque (2B-Tucson) will get a chance to face ML pitching for the first time
  • Livan Gomez (SS-Huntington) will skip AAA on his way to the big leagues

Trades

International Free Agency

  • Vladimir Barrios (SS-Cleveland) signed a minor league contract with a $3M signing bonus
  • Vic Ciriaco (P-Monterrey) signed a minor league contract with a $71k signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38
  • Salvador Mondesi (P-St. Louis) signed a minor league contract with a $15M signing bonus
  • Benito Pena (SS-Monterrey) signed a minor league contract with a $1M signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38
  • Harry Ramirez (P-Monterrey) signed a minor league contract with a $272k signing bonus
  • Jin-Che Suzuki (P-Syracuse) signed a minor league contract with a $140k signing bonus

Rule 5 Draft

  • Sherman McDill (2B-Tucson) was selected away from Toledo #1 overall
  • Steve Miller (2B-Honolulu) was selected away from Seattle #4 overall
  • Larry McMillan (SP-Monterrey) was selected away from Louisville #6 overall
  • Pat Dodd (SP-Cleveland) was selected away from Augusta #10 overall
  • Kendry Alicea (SP-Wichita) was selected away from New York #12 overall
  • Che-Bang Lee (2B-Augusta) was selected away from Louisville #15 overall
  • Keith Malloy (SS-Toledo) was selected away from Tucson #19 overall
  • Derrin Francis (1B-Salem) was selected away from Boise #22 overall
  • Brady Wells (RP-Syracuse) was selected away from Louisville #23 overall
  • Greg Sellers (2B-Milwaukee) was selected away from New York #24 overall
  • Yamaico Tanaka (SS-Scranton) was selected away from Louisville #26 overall
  • Al Gonzales (1B-Anaheim) was selected away from New York #29 overall
  • Alex Mercado (SP-Monterrey) was selected away from Vancouver #38 overall
  • Michael Thompson (RF-Wichita) was selected away from Boise #44 overall
  • Felipe Franco (RF-Toledo) was selected away from Tucson #51 overall
  • Lenny Griffith (2B-Salem) was selected away from Boston #54 overall
  • Toby Erstad (RP-Scranton) was selected away from New York #58 overall
  • Adam Maronde (SP-Monterrey) was selected away from Scranton #70 overall
  • Cesar Pinero (2B-Salem) was selected away from Boise #86 overall
  • Orlando Goya (RP-Monterrey) was selected away from Scranton #134 overall
  • Gordon Ross (SS-Monterrey) was selected away from New York #198 overall
  • Johnny Omlansky (SP-Monterrey) was selected away from Las Vegas #230 overall
  • Ralph Willingham (SP-Monterrey) was selected away from Kansas City #294 overall

 

DL Report

Placed on the DL this week:

Removed from the DL this week:

 

Noteworthy Games

  • None

Misc.

  • HOF Voting just finished. Please welcome Willis Quinn and Jimmie Tarraga to the Hall. Congrats to them and thanks to all that helped get them there!
  • The blog is currently getting a face-lift. Suggestions/comments etc. are welcome.
  • I have a replacement owner lined up to take over the abandoned team if jsmith6244 doesn’t log in before Tuesday
  • Other blog posts in production:
    • FYC Record Book-Active Leaders
    • Owner Interviews
    • Gold Ink Test
    • S37 Division Previews [by committee]
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