Saturday, October 13, 2007

Los Angeles/Denver trade

Los Angeles, CA -- January 31, 2011

The most successful franchise in league history, the Los Angeles Scorpions, is proud to announce the acquisition of young LF Paul Shunk from the Denver Zephyrs.

"We got him!" Owner/GM Michael Weintraub announced this afternoon to a hastily-gathered press conference at the Scorpion Pit.

Heading to Denver in exchange for the 23-year old left handed hitting outfielder are C Gerald Odum, LF Josais Juarez, 2B Roy Fredrickson, SP Brian Hersh, and Los Angeles's 2nd round pick in the forthcoming amateur draft.

"We had an abundance of catchers on our roster, so Gerry was available. The recent trade for Charles Novotny similarly created a log jam at 2B that squeezed Roy out. We hate to lose Josie and Brian, but we feel we are a much better team than we were last night," Weintraub explained.

"Paul gives us not only an extra bat, but some balance as we'll be able to offer three left-handed hitting starters to our previously-righty stacked lineup."

Reached at his winter home in Albuquerque, NM, Shunk was surprised to hear he was dealt. "Yeah, this is a shock. I knew the new owners were looking forward to rebuilding, but I thought I'd be part of it. I'm thrilled to get the chance to win now, though, and I hear the weather is great in L.A.!"

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