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In wake of Sabathia trade, LaPorta now a name to know

Originally Published: July 13, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Only a week ago, Matt LaPorta was looking forward to coming to the Futures Game, enjoying the big city and blending in with the crowd as just another uberprospect.

Little did he know.

LaPorta had barely made the transition from Milwaukee Brewer to Cleveland Indian on Monday when he realized his profile was about to take an upward spike. It's one thing when you're among several highly regarded young players on a loaded Huntsville Stars roster. It's something else when ...

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