About two weeks ago, the Atlanta Baseball Club traded second baseman Tommy La Stella away to the Chicago Cubs for a small collection of international bonus slots and also right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. The move provided clues as to Atlanta’s dollar valuation of the aforementioned bonus slots relative to baseball’s free-agent market. What else it did […]
On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs sent longtime pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino back to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for rookie second baseman Tommy La Stella. Atlanta also obtained Chicago’s number two, three and four bonus slots, while the Cubs received the Braves’ number four slot. That will increase Atlanta’s chances to sign an international player.
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The Chicago Cubs have acquired second baseman Tommy La Stella in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino.
Chicago and Atlanta also swapped four international pool slots in Sunday's deal, with three going to the Braves and one to the Cubs.
The 25-year-old La Stella made his major league debut this year and hit .251 with one homer and 31 RBI in 93 games. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014
The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella.
The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves.
La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman and made his big-league debut this year with the Braves and batted .251...
The Braves' immediate plans for their most heralded organizational prospect may have been revealed in a simple swap with the Chicago Cubs.
On Sunday, Atlanta traded second baseman Tommy La Stella to Chicago for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, a one-time farmhand with the Braves (2010-11). The two clubs also exchanged various international "bonus pool" picks to complete the deal.
As we enter the final throes of the Chicago Cubs 2014 season, Cubs fans have begun to look forward to the future. With prospects such as Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Arodys Vizcaino all in AAA, it may not be unreasonable to suggest that 2015 could be a competitive year on the north side. However, it does not stop there, in AA and below, the Cubs have some true talent.
Cubs won! Cubs lost! Cubs played baseball!
And @WatkinsLogan just snared a ball off the 2nd base bag and threw out the runner to end the game. #Cubs win 5-3
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 26, 2014
The game was played with four outs per inning and with strict pitch counts so there were a few quirks in there. One of the coolest things to hear was about Arodys Vizcaino...