A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul

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A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul

Post by recte44 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:04 pm

A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul
November 20, 2039

It was clear that Chris Wilson went into the expansion draft as the GM of the new Portland Lumberjacks with the intention of drafting guys to trade them. After the draft a flurry of trades came out of Portland and Nashville was able to get in on the action by trading two prospects for a couple of players to help now.

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The first player acquired was veteran utilityman Antonio Cruz. "You know me, I have a weakness for guys that have played for me," chuckled Rectenwald. "Antonio is a nice player to have- he can play multiple positions, he can hit a little, and he has to be accounted for on the basepaths." Cruz figures to start against lefties at second base and serve as the top player off the bench against righties.

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If you were writing a piece on the BBA's Most Frequently Injured Players, Manuel "Wonder Boy" Orozco would probably top the list. Now recovering from elbow decompression surgery, Orozco is yet another former Hustler who Rectenwald clearly still believes in. "We just have to keep him healthy, and yes I realize that's a big what if," said Rectenwald. "His days as a starter are over, though. We're looking at him as a reliever exclusively, and probably a high leverage one. He's gotta get healthy first, of course."

To get the two former Hustlers, Nashville parted with two prospects. Eighteen year old third baseman Jamie Cuevas was deemed expendable, as was twenty year old center fielder Arthur Daniel. "Both of those guys are worth keeping an eye on, but we won't lose a bunch of sleep over losing either one," said Rectenwald. "This is a win-now environment."
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Re: A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul

Post by 7teen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Our feelings over the guys going both ways are identical. I won't lose sleep over Cruz nor Orozco. Truth be told, they were on my team for such a short time it's likely I won't even remember who I drafted in a few days.

Though looking back at the guys I did draft, I got some good, talented players. But as I stated elsewhere, that's easy to do when you go $43 million over your budget.
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Re: A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:37 am

Took a quick look at Orozco’s history - that is one impressive list of injuries. Torn rotator cuffs in back to back Aprils, followed by elbow decompression. Poor guy’s pitching arm must be attached with scotch tape at this point!

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Post by JimBob2232 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:33 am

Surprised you hacent gone after Brewer yet!
Check out sureveymonkey for my trade block (Last updated 12/7/2018)

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Re: A Flock Of Bluebirds 2040.3- Nashville Raids Portland's Expansion Haul

Post by recte44 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:03 am

JimBob2232 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:33 am
Surprised you hacent gone after Brewer yet!
Too expensive and I have some good young catching in the system.
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