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May 22, 2006 May 22, 2006

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Bierbrodt Cut, Has Few Words: Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News reports that the Patriots have released P Nick Bierbrodt. Bierbrodt had an ERA over ten at the time of his release.

The team expects to have a new pitcher before the start of their series against Camden.

McDermond To Return?: The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League have released former Patriots icon Ryan McDermond, leading to speculation that he may return to Somerset.

If he does, I’d bet he receives a bit more playing time than the one at-bat he received during his initial stay. Somerset has two struggling catchers, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some moves get made in the near future if that continues. – Mike Ashmore

Bears Make Moves: As I first reported a few days ago, the Newark Bears officially got outfielder Jose Herrera after his Visa problems were solved. Also, as Mike said yesterday, RHP Josue Matos was put on the inactive list.

The club did lose another pitcher, LHP Jean Carlos Granado, who was signed by the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Surf’s Sandcastle To Be Renamed: The Sandcastle, home of the Atlantic City Surf, will be renamed to Bernie Robbins Jewelry — or similar — for a deal that brings in about $100,000 a year for the club, according to a source. – Scott Stanchak



1. Anonymous - May 22, 2006

did anybody read that due to cost cutting measures the bluefish only have a 23 man roster instead of 25.yesterday they ran out of players during a extra inning game and were forced to use a pitcher to play 2nd base and a pitcher to pinch run.jeez what a joke this organization has become.please any team in the league next year grab charlie dowd to become your gm.he is a great baseball guy stuck in a loser organization.
b-fish fan

2. number1surffan - May 22, 2006

No instances of running out (yet), but Surf are also running 23 man roster. Had to love the 15 inning game in opening week vs. Somerset where they made DH catcher, and needed to then let pitcher(s) bat for rest of the game. I suppose they didn’t think rest of the game would be quite so long….

3. Jeff - May 22, 2006

Lancaster was also running with 23 players, after a budget mandate from the front office. And I thought they were fine dollar-wise considering how well the Barnstormers draw and their stadium.

4. number1surffan - May 22, 2006

CLARIFICATION – it was Somerset who had their DH move to catcher. They have a “full” roster.

5. Joe - May 22, 2006

I talked to the barnstormers GM and he said that they are fine dollar-wise but since they just paid some of their new players more money to get them. They can signed about 2 more players but are only going to do that when needed.

6. Anonymous - May 22, 2006
7. Anonymous - May 23, 2006

Somerset does not have a full roster, they’re at 22 players.

8. Anonymous - May 23, 2006

i cant believe these teams dont play with full rosters during a season.the league should force teams to play with atleast 24 players.it just makes the league look bad.
b-fish fan

9. number1surffan - May 23, 2006

I stand corrected re: Somerset roster. As of this morning 5/23/2006 the respective web sites for the teams have the following # of players listed;

Atlantic City : 23
Camden: 26 (25 without Cleatus)
Newark: 27 (-2?)
Somerset: 21
Bridgeport: 23 (inc. 1 inactive)
Long Island : 25
Lancaster: 23
Road Warriors – NO SITE to check

and for grins

Nashua Pride : 26

10. number1surffan - May 23, 2006

follow up – The Road Warriors list 24 active on their roster according to the Atlantic League site


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