October 22, 2007 October 22, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Keller Named Head of Baseball Ops For Camden: More on this later…
CAMDEN, NJ-The Camden Riversharks have named David Keller as Head of Baseball Operations, Riversharks general manager Adam Lorber announced today. Keller and manager Joe Ferguson will work together to assemble the 2008 roster and scout and procure talent for the club.
Keller is a former scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he worked with assistant general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. As a baseball operations assistant last season, Keller played a large role in assembling the 2007 Riversharks, who won the Atlantic League first-half title with a league-best 39-24 record.
“I feel very privileged to work with Joe, who I consider to be the one of the best managers in minor league baseball,” Keller said. “I believe we are in a great position to bring Camden it’s first-ever Atlantic League championship.”
UPDATED: This move was hardly unexpected, and perhaps Keller did have the job regardless of the interview process after all. He’s a bright guy, and earned a lot of respect around the league for the way he went about things this season. He worked under Adam Gladstone with BASA, and certainly was able to learn a lot about how the Atlantic League works as a result.
I’ve reached out to Keller, and I expect to have some comments from him here at some point this week.
Bridgeport and Southern Maryland have yet to reveal how they’ll be acquiring their players.
Patriots Signed Ball: Check out the last post for info on how to win a 2007 Somerset Patriots team-signed baseball. – Mike Ashmore