August 28, 2007 August 28, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Mikkelsen To Patriots: I’m at the ballpark, and the Somerset Patriots have signed P Lincoln Mikkelsen. So much for him going to Camden, eh?
I spoke to Patriots director of player procurement Brett Jodie about this, and he said the deal was finalized around 6:45 last night, just before game time. Everyone around the league, Jodie included, thought Mikkelsen was going to Camden, but Mikkelsen had been in contact with Travis Anderson and that Anderson received a call from Mikkelsen asking Travis to tell Jodie to call him, if that makes any sense.
Regardless, Mikkelsen is a Somerset Patriot and will join the team shortly on the road.
Breaking News – GM Bill Larsen and Bluefish Part Ways:
Bridgeport, CT – August 28, 2007 – Mary-Jane Foster, CEO of the Bridgeport Bluefish, announced today that Bill Larsen will be replaced as General Manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish.
“This has not been the year we hoped and we decided a change needed to be made,” said Foster. “We appreciate the energy and creativity Bill brought to the Bluefish and expect that we will build on the successes we have had this year.”
Larsen was the second General Manager in the teams’ 10 year history. He has held executive positions in several Minor League clubs before joining the Bridgeport Bluefish earlier this year.
Taylor Update: A trade is very close to be completed on the Reggie Taylor situation, but Dave LaPoint will not comment on the situation until Lancaster issues a release, which he expected to be happening tonight.
UPDATED: Lancaster has issued their release, announcing that Dionys Cesar has been traded to the Barnstormers from the Ducks in exchange for Reggie Taylor.
Cesar hasn’t been with the Ducks in the past two days, and Taylor IS NOT with the Ducks right now and is expected to join the team as soon as tomorrow.
Also, Kevin Mannix is on the Ducks. – Mike Ashmore