Blockbuster deal between Salem Volcanoes and Columbus Flatlanders
In the first major deal of the offseason, the Salem Volcanoes and the Columbus Flatlanders agree in principle to a trade that would send slugger Harry Moya and Starting pitcher Tony Delgado to the Flatlanders in exchange for prospects SP Dennys Satou, IF Bryan Ross and 3B Rico Ortiz. The move solidifies the Columbus rotation by adding an experienced veteran while adding the powerful Moya to an already feared lineup. Salem sheds salary and makes a clear movement towards a younger core. In addition, as part of the deal, Salem included defensive catcher Charles Wan and $3 million to cover the salaries of the departing veterans. Moya will be moving from 3B to RF for the Flatlanders.