On August 4th, Gateway traded Parker and a player to be named later to the Rascals for pitcher Erick Carillo and three player’s to be named later. Now, with the deal completed, the Grizzlies receive pitchers Zach Robertson and Derrick Miramontes, former Grizzlies position player Chris McClendon, a 2012 first round draft pick and a player to be named later.
Here's Manager Phil Warren's take on the trade;
“Overall, It’s a very fair trade and we feel like we received four quality players and a first round draft pick for 2012. With us out of the playoff hunt and Logan retiring, we essentially acquired five pieces for one. We are extremely excited with the way it turned out.”
Lisk leaves Gateway as the team’s career leader in games played, at-bats, runs scored, total bases, hits, home runs and RBI. The Wentzville, MO native began his Gateway career in 2007. He is coming a 2011 season where he hit .294 with 24 homers and 94 RBI, both tops in the Frontier League. Lisk is 28-years-old. BUT, this deal is much more complicated than what most believe think. Charlie lives in Wentzville, MO, which is MUCH closer to O'Fallon, MO then Sauget, IL. He will save a ton of money on gas going to and from the ballpark. Financially, this is a good move for Charlie and one that makes sense. In my time here, Charlie was nothing short of outstanding. His numbers speak for themselves. I can understand why people are upset and confused, but as the Voice of this baseball team, I think the Grizzlies come out on top. Logan Parker (Pictured Below) has retired, which Gateway knew he would do when they dealt time (hence him being traded to a winner for one more shot at a championship). Charlie will put up great numbers once again in 2012, I believe...but, the Grizzlies received a ton of talent in return..let's analyze this deal.
“Derrick’s numbers tell the story,” Warren said. “He is one of the top flight relievers in the Frontier League and a legitimate back-end guy.”
“Chris is a spark plug and will fit in nicely at the top of our order,” Warren said. “He is an outstanding third baseman and one of the key parts of the trade.”