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June 12, 2008 June 12, 2008

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Jay Gibbons? The Ducks Got The Memo: The Baltimore Sun is reporting that former MLB OF Jay Gibbons will be signing with an Atlantic League team.

Published reports indicate that the club Gibbons is expected to sign with is the Long Island Ducks.

Gibbons played the last seven seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .260 with 121 home runs and 405 RBI in 779 games.

Odd he’d be available, right?

Not so much.

Gibbons was released by the Orioles this spring, a move that came after the 31-year-old was named in the Mitchell Report. Gibbons was alleged to have received multiple shipments of PED’s and HGH. He was suspended 15 games by Major League Baseball, but that suspension was ultimately rescinded.

Gibbons and Boulton re-united at last. It’s the move Office Space fans have been waiting years for…

Muscato Activated: Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News is reporting that the Patriots have activated C Mike Muscato. Muscato was released by the team out of spring training, but had been serving as their bullpen catcher after a brief stint in the Can-Am League.

Mirabal Back, Pellegrine “Traded”: (PR) The 2007 Atlantic League Champion Newark Bears have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Carlos Mirabal.

The Ringwood resident will begin his third season pitching in a Bears uniform.

Last season with Newark, Carlos tied for the Bears team lead in wins (8), led the team in games started (21) and innings pitched (133.2); and was third in the league in complete games (2). Mirabal was an integral part of last season’s championship run for the Bears until he was sidelined by a shoulder injury in September.

The product of Fairleigh Dickinson University has had extensive professional baseball experience overseas, with three seasons in Taiwan and six seasons with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of Hokkaido, Japan. His best season came in 2003 with a 16-win campaign for the Fighters.

“We’re excited to welcome Carlos back to the Bears family,” says Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations Jim Cerny. “He adds a much needed veteran presence to our staff and we look for great things from him the rest of the way.”

The 6’2”, 196 pound pitcher was originally signed as a free agent by the Yankees in 1995. In 1996, he pitched for the Altoona Rail Kings of the now-defunct North Atlantic League before pitching overseas.

Additionally, RHP David Pellegrine has been traded to the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League to complete an earlier trade.
– MA


1. playballnyy - June 12, 2008

So, I know the bluefish need starting pitching, but what is the state of the bullpen? Last night, TJ left the second pitcher in for 9 runs late into the game when the bullpen went only a little over 2 innings the day before. What’s the deal?

2. Anonymous - June 12, 2008

yeah i have seen that with the fish before

3. barnstormer1 - June 12, 2008

Southern Md signs lhp Jonathan Connelly.

4. John - June 13, 2008

Mike, with all this movement in the league, I wonder if you know anything about former shark Matt DeMarco. I heard he’s just sitting home because the Sharks didn’t even want to pay him as much as last year. He’s a as good in the field as either of the two stiffs they have playing second right now and there is no comparison in batting.

5. Mike - June 13, 2008

He isn’t playing, I know that. No idea why or if it was because of money or what…but I will say that Demarco’s name recently came up in a conversation I was having with a league insider, and we both remarked on the fact that it was surprising that Camden wouldn’t bring him back.

6. John - June 14, 2008

I have from a very reliable source that it was money and playing time. I just don’t know why Camden management has taken their stand on popular, local players like DeMarco and Maness. It still doesn’t make sense to me and I’ve gotten their side of their side of the story from GM Adam and Dave Keller.

7. Mike D. - June 21, 2008

Blatant stupidity if you ask me. How can we attract less fans? Get rid of all the players they love and know.

If I hadn’t read this page and the Camden site pre-seaso and had shown up at a Sharks game in Newark,I’d have said “What happened to my (expletive) team?”

Amazing that they can not pay DeMarco but then sign useless journeyman Felix Hernandez to pitch. Pitching isn’t our strength but it’s not terrible either.

A good second baseman would be more helpful than Hernandez.

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