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April 8, 2008 April 8, 2008

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Two Big Leaguers In Bridgeport: Alex Prieto and Eric Dubose are the newest big leaguers in Bridgeport. But Mike, didn’t you write about Prieto signing with the Blue Crabs?

Well, he did. But he was traded to Bridgeport for future considerations. Future considerations, as Scott can tell you, have ranged from anything like two steak dinners to an actual player. So who knows what they get…

Dubose has big league time with the Orioles, having sporadically pitched for them from 2002-2006. He pitched in the Rockies and Indians systems last year.

Passing Gassner?: Tony Peguero and Dave Gassner have both been removed from the Camden Riversharks official roster on their website. All this according to a handy-dandy tipster.

Furthermore, according to the AL transactions page, they’ve signed P Mike Flannery.

It would seem to make sense: Flannery is a local guy, drafted in the 33rd round by the Marlins in 1999. He’s advanced as high as Triple-A, and has been in the top three in saves in his league twice. Hasn’t won a game in relief since either May or June of 2005.

Oddly, just announced Nic Jackson is listed as a Blue Crab on that page.

Transactions Update: Somerset has signed C Michael Muscato. He played in the South Coast League last year and put up some solid numbers. He’s got an uphill battle in terms of making the team, as the Pats already have two established backstops in Travis Anderson and Jason Belcher.

Lancaster has signed OF Brian Stavisky and former Yankee farmhand INF Juan Francia. Jason Guarente’s got the skinny on that.

Southern Maryland has apparently signed knuckleballer Joe Gannon and ex-big leaguer Dan Reichert. Do I even need to write that both of these guys have played for Butch Hobson before, or do you guys just assume it by now?

Gannon, of course, threw the second no-hitter in the history of the Atlantic League against the Patriots in 2004. He has since played for Somerset, Nashua (twice), Newark again, and had a brief stint in A-ball with the White Sox.

Reichert was somewhat infamously cut by the Surf in 2005, and has pitched for Nashua in the Can-Am League and with a team in the Northern League since then. His MLB time is impressive, as he has 124 games of big league time with the Royals and Blue Jays over five seasons.

York Up To 23 Players: The York Revolution announced that they’ve signed INF Tyler Von Schell and P Nick McCurdy.

Von Schell is a former Giants farmhand who split last year between Single-A and Double-A with a little Triple-A time mixed in.

28 years old, Von Schell was picked in the 15th round by San Francisco in 2001, and is a career .246 hitter with 86 home runs and 396 RBI. Has no speed to speak of, but lots of power…he hit a career high 24 home runs in 395 at-bats. Has never played a game in the field anywhere other than first base in his professional career.

McCurdy is — drumroll please — someone with Orioles ties! Drafted in the 35th round by Baltimore in 2002, he advanced as high as Triple-A in both 2006 and 2007. A 28-year-old righty out of Oklahoma State, he has a 28-33 career record with a 3.93 ERA in 240 appearances.

A reliever since his third year of pro ball, his K/BB ratio is around 3:1, and he has a career WHIP of 1.37. Has put up his best numbers at Double-A. – Mike Ashmore



1. Paul - April 8, 2008

REV IT UP !!!!

2. Anonymous - April 9, 2008

Mike and/or Scott here is a link for a Bluefish Blog http://forum.connpost.com/bluefish/

3. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - April 9, 2008


4. Anonymous - April 9, 2008

was very excited to learn about a bluefish blog, but then quickly disappointed when I clicked over, hopefully some more in depth stuff is in the works.

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