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Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Lima Time, Part Two: It had been quite a while since an Atlantic League team made a signing you could get genuinely excited about.

And then the Camden Riversharks went ahead and signed P Jose Lima.

Lima, a 13-year Major League veteran who has pitched with the Tigers, Astros, Royals, Dodgers and Mets, will be starting his second stint in the Atlantic League.

He made eight starts with the Newark Bears in 2003, going 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA before being signed by Kansas City.

The best part about this signing is that it’s a move the Riversharks didn’t need to make. Certainly, Lima doesn’t come cheap, and for Camden to make this kind of commitment to a player despite already having clinched a playoff spot…that’s an impressive move.

Barnstormers Cut Three: The Lancaster Barnstormers have released P D.J. Mattox, OF Greg Blosser and INF Joe Evans. – MA

Cancel Called Up: The New York Mets recalled catcher, and former Atlantic League stud, Robinson Cancel. The former big leaguer was also brought up earlier this year. – Scott Stanchak


1. Anonymous - July 12, 2008

I’m suprised the ducks didn’t sign lima.That’s the kind of relic they like to bring in

2. Anonymous - July 12, 2008

It was interesting to watch Lancaster have it’s ass handed to it last night against the Ducks. I think that’s what it would look like if a little league team took on the Mets. To Lancaster’s credit it wasn’t a 19-1 blowout but the contrast between the two teams is laughable.

3. Anonymous - July 12, 2008

R.I.P. Bobby Murcer, a truly great Yankee.

4. jon little - July 12, 2008

Ditto about Bobby Murcer,a true class act. He will be missed.

5. tanner boyd - July 13, 2008

Looks like the Ducks got down a bunch tonight and mailed the rest of it in. Even little leaguers don’t do that. Mets might, though.

Anonymous, your first name isn’t Rodney, is it?

6. Anonymous - July 13, 2008

Bluefish bats were alive tonight. Newark fielding was not so good. Jesse Hoorelbeke hit his 17th homer and ‘Fish got rescued in the 9th by Matt Pike who threw 3 strikes to get the final out. Bobby Darula had what looked to be a inside-the-park homer, but his gap shot to right-center bounced off a top section of the wall for a ground-rule double. Darula can still fly, in this his final year.

—Eddie Ramos

7. BoosterBabe - July 13, 2008

it actually was a very good game last night….and the crowd (at least around us, anyway) seemed to be into it as well. I even recall standing in line (for 15 minutes….which is entirely another story) to get water and soda for my friend and me, and people in the line ahead of me actually turned to look at the field when we heard the sound of a good hit. Recently the Sat night crowds seemed to really only be there for the fireworks, so it was nice to see the crowd into the game. The rugrats in front of us also were pretty well behaved (probably because they were supervised) and I didn’t need to kick anyone out of my seat behind the dugout when I arrived in the 3rd inning.

8. Anonymous - July 13, 2008

why would pachot o for 2 1/2 weeks? probably to double the amount of money he will make for the summer. guys leave to go there soley for the cash – most ATL guys make between 8-10K/mo instead of 2-3K/mo. seems like a no brainer as he will come back and finish the year in newark.

9. Anonymous - July 13, 2008

Jose Canseco was KO’d in the first round by Via Sikahema last night at Harold Robbins stadium (the old Sandcastle in A.C.). He earned $35,000 for his effort.

10. chuck wepner - July 13, 2008

Harold Robbins wrote trashy novels, Bernie Robbins is the name of the jeweler who bought the naming rights to the stadium formerly known as the Sandcastle.

Can you say, “tomato can”?

11. Anonymous - July 14, 2008

Harold, Bernie–who cares. It will always be the Sandcastle.

12. Brock Meyer - July 14, 2008

That’s right,I miss that Sandcastle. Especially the view of the casinos.Awesome sight.

13. Anonymous - July 14, 2008

Another exciting Bridgeport matchup with Newark; Luis Lopez hits one to the base of the wall in left-center to drive in the winning run in the 10th. He’s been so steady all season long. Eddy Ramos did a magician’s act in the top of that inning, working out of a jam…. Rafael Bergstrom with another strong effort. Recently, he’s shown that he can generally go 6+ innings before getting touched up. Jesse Hoorelbeke says he’s ready to hack away in the Home Run Derby action. Great 2nd half start for the ‘Fish, so far.

— Eddie Ramos

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