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Camden Adds Big League Arm: The Camden Riversharks have added P Felix Rodriguez.

The 35-year-old righty has pitched for — deep breath — the Dodgers, Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Phillies, Yankees and Nationals in the big leagues.

He’s made 563 big league appearances and pitched in the 2002 World Series for the Giants.

Nichols Jumps The Shark: It would appear David Keller is following the Chicago Cubs business model. Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson have been let go by other teams and made huge impacts for the Cubs this year.

Now, Keller’s going to try to do the same with Kyle Nichols, who started the year with the Blue Crabs and had a brief stint with Lancaster before being released.

Camden has added the 30-year-old slugger, who had a great season in the Northern League last year, but hasn’t been able to translate that to the Atlantic League.

Real Trouble For Revs: Jeff Johnson is reporting that the team has released P Pete Munro. Munro never threw a pitch for the Revolution, being shut down with shoulder issues shortly after spring training, according to Johnson.

Johnson also writes that this move paves the way for another, yet-to-be announced move.

But that’s not at all.

INF Matt Dryer has been placed on the inactive list by the team as well. Once one of the lone bright spots on an absolutely abysmal team, Johnson writes that Dryer’s average has fallen nearly 70 points over the span of a month, and also that he injured his non-throwing shoulder on a dive play.

Johnson writes that Matt has left the team to be with his father, who is recovering from hip surgery. The Dryer family would attend some of the games Matt played in when he played for Somerset, and they’re wonderful people. Hopefully everything works out.

York has, apparently, added INF Sam Rosario via trade from Nashua of the Can-Am League. What did they send Nashua? Future considerations, of course.

Bluefish Activate Bentz, Place Hesseltine On DL: The Bridgeport Bluefish have taken P Chad Bentz off of the disabled list, and placed P Charlie Hesseltine on it.

Hesseltine went 0-0 with an 11.91 ERA in three appearances for Bridgeport. Opponents are hitting a healthy .442 against him.

In Or Out?: P Steve Kline, recently released by the Phillies, is apparently on the radar of at least one Atlantic League team. Kline is a 35-year-old lefty reliever who’s made 796 MLB appearances over the last 11 seasons. – Mike Ashmore



1. Tom Skula - June 17, 2008

These are the 2 teams i think will battle it out for the championship at this point

Once those ducks get healthy watch out i would hate to face this lineup if i was a pitcher

Alex Sanchez CF
Jay Gibbons LF
PJ Rose 1b
Carl Everett DH
Ray (MVP) Navarrete- 2b (DIGMI)Kevin Haverbush RF
Damien Rolls 3rd
Donaldo Mendez SS
Jamie Pogue C

Then u have a roation anchored by the 1 of the best if not the best starters in the league.

1. Randy Leek
2. Alay Soler
3. Jason Simontacchi (Castillo)
4. Donovan Osborne
5. Manny Ulloa

CLOSER- Todd Williams

The other team that has a great offense is the Somerset Patriots

1. Steve Smith or Elliot Ayala CF
2. Terius Olivares SS
3. Michael Ryan LF
4. Brandon Larson 3rd
5 Josh Pressley Dh
6. Vito Chiaravalloti 1b
7 Ryan Radmanovich RF
8. Jason Belcher C
9. David Housel – went to my sister hs

Then you have

1. Brian Adams
2. Andy Van Hekken
3. Brian Reith
4. Steve Kelly
5. Jim Magrane

CLOSER- Jason Richardson

If Richardson is not the closer than i would make him immediately

These teams right now are dead equal. I wouldn’t want to face either offense and in a playoff Leek and Solar are the same as Adams and Van Heken

The key to this battle is to see how many of these players can keep from getting pick up.

2. doublej4684 - June 17, 2008

Dryer has returned home to Rochester, N.Y. to be with his dad, who just had hip surgery. Just wanted to add that and pass on well wishes for Matt and his dad.

3. playballnyy - June 17, 2008

I hope that’s the bluefish talking to Kline. While other teams are trading and acquiring the Bluefish are waiting for people with visa problems, activating the hitting coach, and throwing their pitching all over the field. So who’s to blame in all this?

4. Anonymous - June 17, 2008

You can’t discount the Bears making a run at another Championship. They are 1 game back and if it stays in this heat – the 3 game series in July against Somerset will be very interesting.

5. Anonymous - June 17, 2008

my fault – 4 game series

6. www.BrickCityBruins.com - June 17, 2008

What’s with the marathon fog-rain-delayed craziness in Southern Maryland last night/ this morning? The Crabs really wanted to win that one. Why wasn’t that game called? It was after 2:00am when it finally ended. Wild.

7. Anonymous - June 17, 2008

the ducks are in last place and no matter what talent they bring in they still dont mesh. camden has a 4 game lead and have won 6 in a row after going 2-8 after walker went to the angels. and newark has built a 9 game lead over york and lancaster – camden newark and somerset are the best teams in the league hands down

8. Anonymous - June 17, 2008

I’m hoping Jay Gibbons comes out to sign autographs on Sunday. I can add him to my Ducks Steroid User ball. Yeah.

9. Robert - June 17, 2008

brickcity – the official game time is 4:24 for that game… how do you get after 2:00 AM? Where did you get your information?

10. www.BrickCityBruins.com - June 17, 2008

Robert … 1. I had the internet broadcast on until they just stopped broadcasting. Then I just kept refreshing the league page until 1:45 when I fell asleep. 2. The press release on the Bears site has 2:20am as the end-time of the game. Check it out.

11. Anonymous - June 17, 2008

Bruins.com– I was listening to the game too and the feed stopped around midnight… apparently Teamline ends the broadcast when the next day occurs

12. Robert - June 18, 2008

bruins – ah, thanks. that explains it! for some reason, the blue crabs don’t say a word about the length of the game on their site.

13. Anonymous - June 18, 2008

Gibbons hitless in first game with 2 K’s. Navarrete returns with a HR and 2B.

14. Anonymous - June 19, 2008

Yes, Camden picked up Nichols and he was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s in his first game with the Sharks. Why on earth would the Bluecrabs trade away their best RBI guy, for one…,and for two, get absolutley NOTHING in return?? Please enlighten me….

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