Monday, August 19, 2013

Sanford latest to go

The purging of the Wild Things' roster continued Monday at the Frontier League's trade deadline. Washington sent Sanford, a right-hander who has been the ace of the pitching staff, to the Schaumburg Boomers in exchange for a player to be named.

In 18 games with Washington, Sanford had an 8-5 record and 3.01 ERA. He leads the Wild Things in wins and strikeouts (88) and is second in innings pitched (113 1/3).

Sanford will be a key piece for the Boomers as they try to secure a playoff berth. They enter Tuesday in first place in the West Division, three games ahead of Gateway.

"We knew how much Shawn wanted to make the playoffs, and when Schaumburg called, it became a win-win for both clubs," Washington manager Bart Zeller said in a press release. "Shawn wanted to move to a higher league, and we feel we have strengthened our team for next season. We wish him well."

The recent trades of Experienced players such as Sanford, Darian Sanford and Orlando Santos have helped the Wild Things from a payroll standpoint. According to several sources, Washington has had trouble all season staying under the league's salary cap.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo Stu

August 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After debating whether to continue with season tickets for a 12th year, the trade today erased and doubts about my decision. My days as a season ticket holder have come to an end! The caliber of talent we have traded away as opposed to what we have received in return is astonishing! I love trading our better players for, "A player to be named later". The best quote I have read on this blog, "Hard to bond in a revolving door", exemplifies the teams under the present leadershp and I see no signs of it changing in the near future.

August 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Fair winds and following seas Shawn, Godspeed.

August 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more season tickets for me. I have had enough.

August 20, 2013 at 3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing for sure - this has been the worst year ever for this blog.
Nobody seem to care much at all about the Things.

August 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM  

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