With Ichiro Suzuki already finding his way to the Bronx in exchange for two prospects, and Brett Myers leaving Houston for the White Sox with minor leaguers involved, other neophytes will find new homes as well. In a twist almost 20 years in the making, the Pirates are going for it all, as they jettisoned Rudy Owens and Robbie Grossman to the Astros in exchange for Wandy Rodriguez. Grossman was the 2011 Minor League Player of the Year for the Bucs, but started slowly this season and only recently regained his form. Still, Grossman has stellar plate discipline along with decent speed and power for the rebuilding Astros.
With perhaps many more moves to come, we will explore players and teams that could be involved in wheeling and dealing. Let's dive into this week's Minor League Barometer.
Dan Straily, P, OAK -
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