ATL Week in Review 2/19- 2/25








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

Monday, February 20, 2012
Barnstormers re-sign Yunior Novoa - The Lancaster Barnstomers announced on Monday that they have re-signed left-handed pitcher Yunior Novoa for the 2012 season...more

Blue Crabs sign David Espinosa and Mike Daniel - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced on Monday that they have signed infielder David Espinosa, and outfielder Mike Daniel for the 2012 season...more

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
David Espinosa on signing with Southern Maryland - Last night, we were able to catch up with David Espinosa and ask him about him signing with Southern Maryland. Here's what he had say...more

Patrick Obsborn on Espinosa and Daniel signings - Here's what Southern Maryland manager, Patrick Osborn had to say about the signings of David Espinosa and Mike Daniel...more

Vote for the top 15 Bridgeport Bluefish of All-time - In conjunction with their 15th Anniversary, the Bridgeport Bluefish are asking for fans to vote for their top 15 Bluefish of in franchise history...more

New pictures of Constellation Field - Here's a link to the Sugar Land Skeeters facebook page with the constructions pictures of their new field, Constellation Field...more

Rare Atlantic League team card sets for sale - I received an email from Brad Spivack who is selling a massive collection of Atlantic League/Independent team card sets. Many of these sets are extremely rare, and can't be found anywhere. (I ordered two Long Island Ducks from him the other day)...more

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ducks sign Ford, Lyons, and Gorecki - The Long Island Ducks announced on Wednesday that they have signed Lew Ford, Dan Lyons and Reid Gorecki for the 2012 season...more

Reaction to Ford, Lyons and Gorecki signings - I wasn't a surprise to me when Lew Ford signed with the Ducks today. He recently moved to Long Island, and is an instructor at Cage 16 along with Ray Navarrete, and Jeremy Hell. He's also a highly recognizable name from his days in the major leagues, as well as a fan favorite. He'll definitely help sell tickets. Last season, he hit .318 with 10 home runs, and 45 RBI, which were almost identical to his 2009 totals with the Ducks. This shows that he's consistent, but it also shows that his body can still handle the rigors of a full season (he'll be 36 in August)...more

Patriots sign pitchers T.J. Hose And Mike Solbach - The Somerset Patriots announced on Wednesday that they have signed pitchers T.J. Hose and Mike Solbach for the 2012 season...more

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Bluefish sign Rodriguez, Pike and Zaleski for 2012 - The Bridgeport Bluefish announced today that they have signed catcher Luis Rodriguez, and pitchers Matt Pike and Kyle Zaleski for the 2012 season. All three were members of the Bluefish in 2011...more


Barnstormers sign Dwayne Pollok, and Joe Spiers - The Lancaster Barnstormers announced on Thursday that they have signed right-handed pitcher Dwayne Pollok, and infielder Joe Spiers for the 2012 season...more

Edgardo Aflonzo's 2000 World Series Jersey for sale on eBay - Edgardo Aflonzo's 2000 World Series Jersey is for sale on eBay! The auction is listed a fixed price auction for $1,500...more

Matt Esquivel heads to Mexico for the 2012 season - Matt Esquivel has signed with the Monclova Acereros in the Mexican League (AAA)...more

Friday, February 24, 2012
James Shanks returns to York for 3rd season - The York Revolution announced on Friday that they have signed James Shanks for the 2012 season...more

Ian Thomas on signing with York - I got a chance to catch up with Ian Thomas and ask him how felt about signing with the York Revolution. Here's what he had to say...more

Dwayne Pollok on signing with Lancaster - Dwayne Pollok is extremely excited about signing with the Lancaster Barnstormers. Here's what he had to say...more

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Drew Locke InterviewDrew Locke was a 19th round selection (586th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft out of Boston College...more

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