Catching Up On Transactions

Some more releases, plus a couple of Sens moves

The latest BA transactions report has been issued and here are the highlights, i.e. what we haven’t reported previously…

RHP Adrian Alaniz (Harrisburg)
C Lou Santangelo (MLFA signed in offseason)
2B Alex Cintron (Syracuse)
3B Dan Lyons (Hagerstown/Potomac)
OF Robby Jacobsen (Potomac/Harrisburg)

SS Matt Antonelli (Harrisburg)

RHP Henry Rodriguez (Harrisburg)

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

13 thoughts on “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. Still nothing on Martis … and now Knorr double switches in Valdez (and Corey Brown out) and Bixler to left field instead of Bernadina? Where’s Bernadina? Where’s Martis? Bloxom? etc?

  2. Thank god. Alex Cintron is gone. Can somebody explain to me why he was ever here in the first place? Alaniz, Lyon, and Jacobsen represent our ability to go younger now. Are you suprised Alaniz got released?

  3. False alarm on Roger Bernadina:


    Roger Bernadina has a personal family issue, a team source said. He is temporarily inactive in Class AAA Syracuse.

  4. Bally and Kimball did not look particularly good. Meaning any better than what is in DC right now. Took Josh Wilkie to get the final out and cement the victory.

    Maya did not look at all good … implosion before he pitched 5, looked like Buffalo was hitting him pretty well … but he had the better offensive and defensive supporting cast behind him.

  5. Sue, you should have a pretty thorough analysis of Alaniz considering how many times you saw him. Did you see this coming last year?

    All in all, a lot of progress from this; it takes a player to be a lot better to stick in the Nats system these days.

    Peric, could the weather be a factor for Maya? I mean, he’s never really seen & felt this kind of
    cold before.

    1. Marks — Alaniz getting his release is unfortunate, but not unexpected. I just hoped that maybe he’d get just a little bit better and make AAA, and then anything’s possible (e.g. a DH start to get his cup o’ coffee). At 27, he’d be a great pickup for an indy league club, but he’d have to hit the ground running and whether he’s willing to go that route is another question entirely.

  6. You could kinda tell what the organization thought of Alaniz by the way he got used last year. After finishing 2009 in AA, he started 2010 in single A (as a 26 yr old??). He made his way back up to AA eventually, and didn’t pitch badly … but must have just gotten out-played this spring.

  7. Peric, I don’t agree at all with the analysis in trade rumors. And, if Zimmermann and Strasburg are healthy, I believe the Nats will have the pitching to be contenders in 2012. Now, mind you, I haven’t totally written them off this year either. So maybe I’m a tad Pollyannish.

  8. Alaniz’ release ends the chapter on yet another of the highly vaunted 2007 Vermont Vunderkinds. Poor Vermont had sufferd all thruout the 21st century with some truly horrid teams, only once getting within 14 games of .500. I mean 23-52 in 2k6, 19-56 in 2k3!!! The latter is a very Met-like 41-121 when extended to a 162 schedule. But fireworks reigned supreme in Burlington as the Lake Monsters finished ABOVE .500 with a 38-37 mark in 2007.

    Leading the way was pitching, Adrian Alaniz (23 yr old) eventually found his way to the starting rotation and had an 8-2 mark, 2.40 ERA, and an 8-62 BB-K ration in 60 IP. Jordan Zimmermann (21) was 5-2 with 2.38 mark, and an amazing mark of 71 Ks in only 53 IP. Glenn Gibson (19) was ill and hence, shelled his last start but finished 4-3, 3.10 and an 15-58 BB-K rate in 58 IP. Colten Willems (18) was 3-2 with a 1.83 in 59 IP but only had a 26-31 BB-K rate.

    Cole Kimball (21) started 12 times but was 3-6, 4.22 in 64 ip, 40-72 BB-K rate.

    Bowden reportedly had many a GM propose trades for the Vermont youngsters, but he turned them all down, but one. Trading Glenn Gibson to Tampa Bay for Ejijah Dukes on 3 Dec. Colten has since reitred, Gibson returned to Nats a a minor league FA, but was shelled in Hagerstown last year. JZ of course is now in DC and Kimball a relief prospect at Syracuse.

  9. Bloxom is in extended spring training, still rehabbing the knee. Club is taking a close look at it, and making sure he is not rushed. My thought are he is sent to Potomac in a couple of weeks.

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