April 28, 2008 – Brian Adams Talks April 27, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Adams Happy To Be Back: It is entirely possible that Brian Adams will never be able to have a better season in his career than he did in 2007.
How could anyone expect him to?
Adams was named the Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year after a standout campaign saw the southpaw post a 15-2 record with a 3.68 ERA.
After affiliated baseball ignored one of the best seasons a pitcher has ever had in the Atlantic League, Adams first went to Mexico, then Taiwan.
Now, he’s back, and excited to pick up where he truly left off…
“Somerset’s a great place to play, all the way from Steve Kalafer, the owner, to Patrick, to Sparky, to Brett,” said Adams, in a sentence that features way too many commas.
“This is a great place to play, and a great ballpark. I had a lot of fun here.”
The thing is, Adams never should have had to come back. Not to slight anyone who was picked up last year, but the fact remains that lesser players were picked up while Adams stayed.
But he never thought it was a given that he’d return to affiliated baseball.
“I don’t think we’re ever promised anything,” Adams said.
“It doesn’t surprise me. Obviously, I was hoping for something different. But this is still an opportunity to get better as a pitcher and to play baseball.”
Despite having pitched seemingly non-stop since last April, Adams contends his arm still feels good.
“I’ve thrown a lot, but right now it feels good,” he said.
Right now, Adams said the plan is for him to remain inactive while throwing some light bullpens to try to prepare for a full-time return to the Patriots.
“Hopefully a guy gets picked up, or something happens that way where I can step in.”
While Adams would likely stay for the season if he isn’t picked up again, a return trip overseas isn’t out of the question either.
“I enjoyed their culture, it was a good experience, and I’m definitely glad I went,” he said.
“Baseball wise, it was good. I was hoping it would be a little better, but I had a good experience. I’d be interested in doing it possibly later down the road.” – Mike Ashmore
Spot Starter Already?: The York Revolution are two games into the season and have already gone to a spot starter in game three. Aaron Rakers started Sunday’s game, allowing seven hits, five runs and walking one in three innings. The loss provided the Camden Riversharks with the opening-series sweep of the second-year franchise. – Scott Stanchak