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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Minor League trade involves sons of coaches and executives

Who doesn’t read the minor league transactions at Baseball America? In any event, I found this trade interesting:

“In a minor league with major league implications, the White Sox dealt Double-A outfielder Kenny Williams Jr., the son of team president and former GM Ken, to the Rockies for high Class A first baseman Mark Tracy, the son of former manager Jim.”

Rick Hahn couldn’t make his imprint fast enough, I guess. And Bill Geivett wants all traces of Tracy washed from the mile high air.

Greg Schuler Posted: November 08, 2012 at 11:12 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, rockies, trades, white sox

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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4298029)
The Rockies drafted Tracy twice and Williams once, and the White Sox drafted Williams twice.
   2. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:50 PM (#4298047)
Jonathan Schuerholz, Jr. was in the Braves system for a few years. Now he's a roving infield instructor. He'll get a minor league managerial gig soon.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4298083)
Meh. This isn't exactly Mike Kekich-Fritz Peterson.
   4. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4298210)
It's not even Gil Hodges-Bill Denehy. And don't even MENTION Chuck Tanner-Manny Sanguillen...
   5. Walt Davis Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:21 PM (#4298538)
Jonathan Schuerholz, Jr. was in the Braves system for a few years.

Wasn't Schuerholz the one who drafted his daughter?
   6. flournoy Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4298549)
Wasn't Schuerholz the one who drafted his daughter?


I don't think so. That sounds like something I would remember.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4298564)
The daughter-drafting incident was White Sox GM Ron Schueler, almost 20 years ago!

When players like Vance Wilson (who signed), Frank Menechino (who signed), Mario Valdez (who signed), Jim Mann (who signed), Graham Koonce (who signed), Ed Yarnall, Bob Howry, Placido Polanco, Mike Lincoln, Matt Wise, and Dave Roberts (none of whom signed) were still on the board! And Wonderful Terrific Monds.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: November 08, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4298603)
I knew the daughter-drafting thing was a long time ago ... and Schueler was a Brave once upon a time ... and they both start with "Schue" ... so sue me.

EDIT: man, b-r hasn't even bothered to find out her batting and throwing, that's disappointing.
   9. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: November 09, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4298645)
Or her bunt-fielding.
   10. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 09, 2012 at 03:41 AM (#4298688)
man, b-r hasn't even bothered to find out her batting and throwing, that's disappointing.


Bats left, throws left.
   11. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 09, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4299402)
Tracy must be a hell of a salesman: his kid Brian went 4-11, 5.65 for his career at UC Santa Barbara, and the Pirates took him as a 5th year senior with their 20th pick.
   12. PreservedFish Posted: November 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM (#4299441)
Tracy must be a hell of a salesman: his kid Brian went 4-11, 5.65 for his career at UC Santa Barbara, and the Pirates took him as a 5th year senior with their 20th pick.


I don't understand who it's supposed to please. All parties understand that it's a farce, right?
   13. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 10, 2012 at 04:14 AM (#4299470)
I guess you can put it on your resume that you were drafted when you apply for high school coaching jobs and stuff.

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