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La Stella Trade Provides Clues to Valuation of Bonus Slots

On Sunday — while much of America watched football, and at least one American (the author, in this case) shopped for boxed wines at a local discount grocer — the Atlanta Braves traded Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and the right to spend about $800 thousand more […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

La Stella and the Bonus Pools

The relationship between Arodys Vizcaino and the Atlanta Braves stretches back December 2009, when the team acquired him from the Yankees—who signed him as a 16-year-old in 2007. Since that trade, the symbiosis between player and team has come full circle, ensnaring several players—both notable and obscure—and millions of dollars in the transactional eddies that continue...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade infielder Tommy La Stella to Cubs

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. #Cubs acquired INF...
Via On-Base Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs get 2B La Stella from Braves for reliever Vizcaino

  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade for righty reliever Vizcaino, ship La Stella to Cubs

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...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects report: Blackburn, Underwood, Tseng, Vizcaino

Last week, we featured several Chicago Cubs prospects who were excelling this season as they were promoted to higher levels within the Cubs’ system.  Today, we feature a handful of Cubs’ prospects who could boost the pitching staff in future years. Offseason rankings by most professional scouting services rate the Cubs’ minor league system as one of the best in professional...
Via The Sports Bank
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Pitchers Micrify Giants with Combined Two-Hitter

Jacob Hannemann and Kelvin Freeman belted RBI doubles and Arodys Vizcaino and five relievers combined to toss a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts while retiring the last 16 batters in a row, as the Cubs edged the Giants 2-1 in Arizona Instructional League action this morning at Indian School Park Field #1 in Scottsdale. Tags: AZ Instructional LeagueJacob HannemannKelvin FreemanArodys...
Via Cub Reporter
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet the Braves: Arodys Vizcaino invites you to meet the Braves as we begin a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Arodys Vizcaino Position: Pitcher Height: 6-0; Weight: 190 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Yaguante, Dominican Republic Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: The Braves rushed Vizcaino to the majors, and he pitched well...
Via Fox Sports South
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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