Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Goldeyes trade King Luis to Lincoln
End of an era today as The Fish trade vet Luis Alen and OF Logan Vick to the Lincoln Saltdogs for lefties Kevin McGovern and Conor Spink. Alen was a key member of the Goldeyes 2012 championship season and holds many team records over seven seasons: base hits (714), doubles (130), RBI (347), and walks (232). Catcher Carlton Tanabe was also signed today, so he'll be the go-to for the departing Alen and retiring Ryan Babineau. Tanabe spent last year behind the plate for both the High-A California League’s Bakersfield Blaze and the Double-A Southern League’s Jackson Generals. Luis will definitely be missed in Winnipeg, as the face of this current era. Along with the departures of Matt Jackson and Nick Hernadez, it will be a different look to the 2016 edition of the team.