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April 10, 2007 April 10, 2007

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Ducks Break Out The Big Names: OF Richard Hidalgo, recently released by the Houston Astros, has signed a contract with the Long Island Ducks.

He spent seven and a half seasons with Houston before being dealt to the Mets late in the 2004 season. His last action in the big leagues was in 2005, when he hit .221 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI for the Texas Rangers.

Overall, he has 171 MLB home runs to his name, and was also the Astros team MVP in 2003.

Good to see the Ducks getting back to form…

Ryan Dunleavy’s thoughts on the signing can be found here. Make sure you bookmark the new location for his blog.

And Jason Guarente weighs in here. Seems like this move is getting a lot of press. Surely, the Ducks are crushed.

Pressley Is In The Building: In a move that will be made official tomorrow, the Somerset Patriots have signed 1B Josh Pressley to a contract. Pressley has experience in the Royals and Red Sox organizations and has reached Triple-A (which, of course, means he also has time at Triple-A…see yesterday for that reference).

The signing completes the starting infield, with Danny Garcia at second, Teuris Olivares at short and Jeff Nettles at third. Not bad at all, especially with Todd Leathers as an option at first as well.

I’m expecting to speak to Pats GM Patrick McVerry tomorrow to catch up with him on the Pressley signing and a few other things that are going on in Bridgewater.

Surfing On The Bus: P Trevor Marcotte, who spent some time with the Atlantic City Surf last season, will be pitching for the Road Warriors in 2007. He finished last year with the Road Warriors, his eighth different independent baseball team since 2003. – Mike Ashmore, mashmore@patriotsbaseball.com

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1. JNTODD25 - April 11, 2007

looks like the infield should be pretty good, i have been teammates with all 3 of them, and they are all very good people as well as players. i think that goes a very long way in helping a team win and be fun at the same time.
Nettles (patiots)
Garcia (brooklyn)
Olivares (newark)


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