Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Breaking up the dynasty? I think not

The four-time defending Cecil Cup champion South Bay Scorpions have announced the trade of SP Andrew Weimer to the Danville Dans. Weimer, who filled in admirably in the then-Mighty Manatees of Florida rotation last season, had yet to appear into a game as a pitcher in 2008 due to a logjam in the rotation. He was 4-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 2007.

In return, South Bay receives farmhands Louis Ray, an outfielder, and Chang Waldron, a shortstop. "We think Ray has a solid chance to perform with our major league team in a few seasons," GM Michael Weintraub said. "Our minor league coaches are anxious to get their hands on him. With Waldron, we're hoping that a promotion to AA Stockholm will move him on the fast-track to a major league career."

Reached for comment, Weimer stated "I'm glad Danville showed the initiative to trade for me. Sitting in the bullpen is not for me. As much as I enjoyed my time with Florida last season, it was clear that I needed a new home for my career."

Weintraub announced that OF Mario Kelly would be promoted from AAA Florida to the 40- and 25-man rosters to replace Weimer. He will serve as the 5th outfielder and a pinch-runner. Ray will be assigned to A Rockville, and Waldron will be shipped overseas to AA Stockholm.

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