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April 4, 2008 April 4, 2008

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

The Revs Make Me Look Good: Back on March 25th, I posted a list of 14 players who had been released who I thought would be a good fit in the AL. The York Revolution announced today that I’m right for a third time, as the team has signed P Landon Jacobsen.

My report on him was…

“He’ll turn 29 about a week into the season, and has eight years of professional experience. A right-handed starter, Jacobsen spent last year with the Phillies organization after seven with the Pirates, and made 12 starts in Triple-A.

His walk totals have been pretty high compared to his strikeouts over the past few seasons, but he’s a solid veteran arm, and those are always in short supply.”

More good news for my giant ego? (I’m kidding, by the way) Two more players from that list are rumored to be on the way. Previously, the Bears had signed Rich Scalamandre and Lancaster signed Ryan Cullen.

Bridgeport Names Coaching Staff: Finally. With 21 days left until Opening Day, the Bridgeport Bluefish have announced that Jeff Scott will be the bench coach, and Glenn Murray will be the team’s hitting coach.

Two solid moves. Scotty’s a good guy who has shown he can be beneficial to his pitching staff. And Murray knows the league inside and out and is one of the best players in AL history.

Camden Signs Three: The Sharks have come to terms with first baseman Jason Phillips, pitcher Dave Gassner and outfielder Chris Walker.

Phillips, the former Met, is expected to play first base despite having been a catcher for a large part of his career. He’s also played with the Dodgers and Blue Jays.

Dave Gassner — not former Pats GM Dave Gassaway — has big league time, another Minnesota Twin that’s made his way to the Atlantic League this year. He made two starts for Minnesota in 2005, and has a big league win to his name.

Chris Walker — sadly, not Chris Walken — is a former Cubs prospect who can flat out run. The kids would refer to him as a burner. He’s a three-time minor league All-Star WHO HAS STOLEN 236 BASES IN 328 ATTEMPTS.

Blue Crabs Already Lose One: The Beau Hintz era is already over in Southern Maryland. He was “traded” to El Paso of the American Association for “future considerations.”

Graves Signs With Twins: Thanks to one of our readers for the heads-up that Minnesota has signed P Danny Graves and assigned him to Triple-A Rochester, where he’s currently on the DL.

Quick Apology: Hey, just wanted to apologize for not having had a lot of time to keep things updated lately. I think most people here know I cover the Trenton Thunder as well, and I’ve been extremely busy focusing on them and getting a new venture started up on that side of things as well. With the recent exhibition game, Opening Day, and the opportunity to cover another game at Yankee Stadium, I’ve been very busy and haven’t had as much time as I’d like to do things here.

Hopefully now that things have gotten going over there, I can spend more time doing this stuff. As always, please feel free to contact me at mashmore98 AT gmail.com if you have any questions or comments, etc. – Mike Ashmore



1. Anonymous - April 4, 2008

Anyone know where Bobby Brownlie ended up?

2. LIpaperlantern - April 4, 2008

Jason Phillips! There is a guy with some decent major league time. Wonder if former teammate Jeff Duncan brought him in

3. Anonymous - April 4, 2008

Brownlie is with Harrisburg

4. Mike - April 4, 2008

Brownlie was their opening day starter yesterday. I hope to speak to Brownlie in about a week.

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