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August 2, 2008 – 1000th ALB.com Post August 2, 2008

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Bears-Barnstormers Trade: (PR) NEWARK, NJ – The 2007 Atlantic League Champion Newark Bears have announced a trade with the Lancaster Barnstormers for catcher Manny Mejia. In exchange, the Barnstormers will receive pitchers Matt Sweeney and Steve Kent.

Mejia appeared in 73 games with the Barnstormers this season and held a .256 batting average with 8 home runs and 45 RBI. Signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006, the Atlantic League veteran has spent the previous two seasons with the Road Warriors. In 475 career minor league games, Mejia is batting .279 with 214 RBI.

This was Sweeney’s second season with the Bears, having helped the team win the Atlantic League championship last year. This season he was 1-5 with a 6.22 ERA. Kent started the season with the Long Island Ducks and joined the Bears in mid-June. He collected five saves during his tenure with the Bears.

“While it is difficult to part ways with Matt and Steve, we are excited to bring Manny to Newark,” said Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations Jim Cerny. “This is a classic example of a trade that is going to help both teams down the stretch.”

Bluefish Add Catcher: The Bridgeport Bluefish have acquired C Luis Rodriguez from Nashua of the Can-Am League. Rodriguez played for the Pride while they were in the Atlantic League, and has also played for the Ducks.

1000th ALB.com Post: This is the 1000th news post here at AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com — hard to believe that it’s been that many. Thanks to everyone for all of their support over the years. – MA



1. SharkGirl - August 2, 2008

Congrats Mike & Scott
on your 1000th post!!! It really is hard to believe it's a thousand and I have enjoyed reading EVERY one of them! Keep it up-we fans wouldn't know too much if it wasn't for the both of you. I know I hardly comment anymore but I do go on this site several times a day for my AL news so thanks for all you do! Go Sharks!~

2. Anonymous - August 2, 2008

Kind of a weird trade between Newark and Lancaster…..Who does it benefit???? I guess we will have to wait and see! Two sub par pitchers for a DH! Hmmmmm? Thoughts??

3. Anonymous - August 2, 2008

I guess that means Newark has some pitching help coming from the Mexican league!

4. Anonymous - August 2, 2008

The Ducks have signed lefty pitcher Bobby Madritsch.

5. Anonymous - August 3, 2008

Thanks for all you do and congratulations on your 1000th post. Please keep up the great work!

6. Goldbrick Putman - August 3, 2008

I concur with the other poster’s. This is a great site for total A.L. coverage. Good and bad,Hope this has many more thousands of post’s.

7. Anonymous - August 3, 2008

The Ducks signed Travis Wade today.

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