2:00 PM Thursday – Update #1

We saw some transactions on Tuesday this week and there have been some updates on Instagram that lead me to believe that there are things that are going to be happening today and tomorrow.

Just as I finished this post, which was going to run tomorrow, Myrtle Beach made an announcement and it is a doozy!

Holy cow! I was not expecting this! I had an inkling that a pitcher might be coming up to replace Daniel Palencia for a while. I did not expect Porter Hodge, who is my guy, and I am going to be excited to meet him in Appleton! As for Made, I am pumped to see him play next month in Appleton as well. He’s still only 19!!!!

Other Possibilities

Nicolas Padilla and Danis Correa might be headed from Tennessee to Iowa. The same is true for Matt Mervis, whom the Cubs have already said that he is being promoted. The only thing that needs to make it “officially official” is for it to come across the transaction wire.

As a result of those three moves, in addition to Roederer being put on the injured list at Tennessee, we could see several moves from South Bend and Myrtle Beach. Being that two relievers could move up to Iowa, we could see Zac Leigh and Eduarniel Nunez move to Tennessee. And then to replace them in South Bend, Luis Rodriguez and Chase Watkins might arrive from Myrtle Beach. 

To take Mervis’ spot, Yohendrick Pinango well hopefully get the call.

To replace Made and Hodge, Myrtle Beach is going to need a couple of guys from Mesa. Who could they be? Hmmm…..

When we get the official word of any transactions, we will post here the next two days.

I am taking my wife to appointments late tomorrow morning. I won’t be back probably until about 1:30 PM. Usually by then I will have the emails from Iowa and Myrtle Beach.

But for today and tonight, I will be home!

We’ll see what’s on the transaction wire.

9:10 PM Thursday – Update #2

South Bend announced two transactions

1. SS Scott McKeon has been assigned to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from South Bend. I did not see that coming.

2. LHP Dalton Stambaugh has been assigned to South Bend from Tennessee. Nor this one.

As well, Matt Swarmer cleared waivers and has been assigned to Iowa.

Still nothing “officially official” on Mervis or Padilla.

9:30 AM – Update 3

Nothing yet today. It’s early.

11:30 AM Update 4

Expectations still remain for several moves to be announced this afternoon. It will interesting to see the flow of prospects. But for now, nothing. Usually, Iowa and Myrtle Beach drop their emails by 1 pm.

12 PM – Update 5

It has been confirmed. Nicholas Padilla was promoted from Tennessee to Iowa

2:00 PM Update 6

Tennessee Smokies activated RHP Riley Thompson and 2B Christian Donahue.

2:30 PM Update 7

No new details in the Myrtle Beach email. Just waiting on Iowa and any new South Bend moves, which I doubt there will any.

6:20 PM Update 8 – The Final Update

Iowa finally made the Mervis promotion official less than an hour before gametime.