ATL Week in Review 2/12 - 2/18

Here's our weekly wrap up of what happened in the Atlantic League this past week called "ATL Week in Review."

On Thursday February 16, 2012, Hall of Fame catcher, and former Long Island Ducks manager Gary Carter passed away at the age of 57 from brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. 

Monday, February 13, 2012
Blue Crabs sign Bridger Hunt, and Christian Lopez - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced on Monday that they have signed infielder Bridger Hunt, and catcher Christian Lopez...more

Bridger Hunt on signing with Blue Crabs - We got a chance to catch up with Bridger Hunt and ask him about signing with the Blue Crabs today, and here's what he had to say...more

Christian Lopez on re-signing with Crabs - Here's what Christian Lopez told ATL Baseball Blog about re-signing with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs...more

Patrick Osborn on Lopez and Hunt signings - Here's what Southern Maryland manager, Patrick Osborn had to say about the signing of Christian Lopez and Bridger Hunt today...more

Baseball Card Set Review: 2008 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - In 2008, the independent Atlantic League introduced a new team in Southern Maryland, which at the time was the southern-most franchise in the league. Playing their home games at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, the Blue Crabs finished their inaugural season with a 74-66 record under manager Butch Hobson...more

York signs Jesus Sanchez and Ian Thomas - The two-time defending Atlantic League Champions, York Revolution have announced that they have signed left-handed pitchers Jesus Sanchez and Ian Thomas for the 2012 season...more

Jeff Nettles re-signs with Somerset - Jeff Nettles has re-signed with the Somerset Patriots for the 2012 season...more

Baseball Card Set Review: 1999 Newark Bears - Fifty years after the original Newark Bears team left the city in 1949, the modern day Bears franchise  returned to Newark in 1999 as a member of the Atlantic League...more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Lancaster acquires Cesar Nicolas in three-way deal - On Monday, the Lancaster Barnstormers acquired Cesar Nicolas in a three-way deal with York, and Grand Prairie of the American Association...more

Blue Crabs add Ryan Speier And Charlie Manning - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have added former major league relievers Ryan Speier And Charlie Manning to their bullpen for the 2012 season...more

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Dan DeGeorge Interview - Dan DeGeorge signed with the Cleveland Indians organization as an undrafted free-agent in 2009 after successful career at Princeton University...more

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Patriots ink three outfielders! - The Somerset Patriots announced the signings of outfielders Joe Holden, Jonathan Tucker, and John Drennen on Friday...more

Skeeters add four more to roster for 2012! - The Sugar Land Skeeters announced the signing of former major league pitcher Pedro Liriano on Friday. They Skeeters also announced the signings of three Texas natives, outfielder Bubba Bell, and pitchers Eric Krebs, and Trey Rackel...more

New Skeeters, Eric Krebs and Bubba Bell on signing with Sugar Land - I had a chance to breifly chat with new Skeeters Eric Krebs and Bubba Bell today. Both of them are extremely excited to be coming home to Texas to play. Here's what they had to say about signing with Sugar Land...more

Patrick Osborn on Speier and Manning signings - Here's what Southern Maryland manager, Patrick Osborn had to say about the signings of Ryan Speier, and Charlie Manning...more
Riversharks announce 2012 coaching staff - The Camden Riversharks announced that Jeff Scott will be their manager for the Riversharks. Joining him are bench coaches Ron Karkovice and Brett Bonvechio...more

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