JUNE 26, 2007, 2:34 PM-----Frostbite Falls and Black Mesa today went into trade talks today, and the Anomalies emerged with a deal and a defiant tone.. At the end of the talks and much debating, Black Mesa's own RHP Eric Gagne was sent off to Frostbite Falls. In return, the Anomalies acquired C Josh Bard and pitching prospect Humberto Sanchez.
"How can I validate this wonderful trade?" states GM Ryne O'Connor, after his little "one -sided" trade to Worcester a few days before. "Two reasons. One, I lost a prospect but gained one back and another catcher. Two, because I like it. So deal with it."
"We feel very good about this deal," said Squirrels Assistant GM Brian Sabean. "We are continuing to shore up our 'pen. Bard was not going to get any playing time, and Sanchez is a good prospect but not close to a big-league job. With this re-acquisition of Gagne, who was our closer during our first two seasons, we know we are one step closer to seriously competing in this Division of Death. Please check our blog for a more informative statement."