We’ll track the day’s minor moves in this post…
- The Brewers announced today that they’ve traded minor league outfielder Victor Roache to the Dodgers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. A former first-round pick (28th overall, 2012), the now-25-year-old Roache has yet to ascend beyond the Double-A level in his minor league career. Roache has appeared with Double-A Biloxi in each of the past three seasons but mustered a timid .234/.313/.391 batting line in that time. The Georgia Southern product was off to a woeful .176/.238/.230 start through his first 80 plate appearances prior to today’s trade. Baseball America’s most recent scouting report on him (No. 24 in the Brewers’ system in the 2015-16 offseason) praised his strong power skills but also noted his lack of discipline and defensive limitations.
- Another former Brewers first-rounder, southpaw Jed Bradley, has decided to retire, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (Twitter link). He’d been pitching for the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate. Tabbed with the 15th overall pick back in 2011, Bradley was touted as one of the game’s best overall pitching prospects in the year or two following the ’11 draft, but his stock tumbled considerably, in part due to injuries. The former Georgia Tech star did make his Major League debut last season, tossing seven innings for the Braves.
- The Tigers have sold the contract of righty Jake Brigham to Korea’s Nexen Heroes, per a club announcement. Brigham, 29, is a former sixth rounder who reached the majors in 2015 with the Braves. But he struggled in that stint and hasn’t been back since. Brigham had not yet appeared with the Detroit organization since signing a minors pact over the winter. Last year, he pitched in Japan, throwing 34 1/3 innings of 5.24 ERA ball with 7.1 K/9 against 4.2 BB/9.
Whenever I hear his name, I think of Jake Brigance from John Grishams A Time to Kill.
that was a really good movie
Good book..terrible movie!
My favorite movie, spent a lot of time in Canton Miss., everything u see in the movie is real, round courthouse, law firm etc.
I’ve worked at a restaurant on the Canton square. I live in Madison. It’s a small town south of Canton and north of Jackson. The square is still small and has the “old time” feel.
You have been traded to Korea, hopefully you can speak Korean and like Korean food. I would just retire from the sport and avoid having to move across the country
Have you ever even been to Korea?
The player agrees to this stuff. Korean news article said he’ll get an annual salary of $450,000, which is a lot more than he’d get riding buses in AA. It’s a good deal for him
Yeah, they would have to agree to it prior. Otherwise no team would buy the players contract with the chance that they might just retire
He wasn’t traded to Korea. He was effectively granted his release so he can go earn considerably more in the KBO than he’d earn playing Minor League ball here.
Yeeeaaa…….scary time to be in Korea, with the loose cannon up north.
Scary time to be in Mexico for the same reason.
Its been the same way since the 1950s. All talk and everyone knows it, if you’re scared of that, you’re an easily frightened wuss.
Probably a Cubs Bandwagoner with no sense of history!
Insults? That’s mature.
Thames did it and look what happen to him.
Thames’ case and experience overseas is definitely an aberration, rather than what should be expected. If a player carries those expectations, with them overseas, then they will be sadly disappointed more often than not!!
There are a lot of fringe MLB players who go overseas and resurrect a form of their careers, it’s like Indy ball for Kazmir and Hill.
While of course, not everyone finds success, there are still a few who make it back to the MLB ala Ryan Vogelsong, Anthony Swarzak and Jim Adduci style.
Besides, most of the time players don’t go overseas for the chance at a major league contract, they go over there so they can get paid more. Basically Brigham had the choice of making maybe a base line minor league salary that would be under 100k per year. Or he could go over to Korea and make 450k a season and have a shot at resurrecting his career as a pitcher in the hitter friendly KBO. So yea, you’re right, but almost 99% of time, players doing it for a different reason.
Base salary for his minor league stint would be way lower..and MLB won the case against player minors salary rates!