Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sharpless: From a dream to a business

Born in nearby Beaver, Josh Sharpless grew up a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. So he couldn’t believe his luck in 2006. Drafted by his favorite team out of Allegheny College, he had advanced to the majors in his fourth professional season. … Continue reading

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Finally healthy: Padgett looks to increase power

Matt Padgett spent the offseason doing the work of an agent. He called major league organizations. He checked in with former scouts and front office types he met on his way up the minor league ladder. “I was surprised with … Continue reading

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Atlantic City Surf cease operations

One of the Atlantic League’s original six teams in 1998, the Atlantic City Surf ceased operations according the Press of Atlantic City. This is bad news for the Can-Am League, and bad news for independent baseball. The Surf last played … Continue reading

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Sharpless among next group signed

The York Revolution signed their seventh pitcher with major league experience, agreeing to terms with former Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Josh Sharpless, outfielder Matt Padgett, catcher Luis Taveras and infielder Rayner Bautista. Sharpless has never started a game during his six-year … Continue reading

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Cruz ends playing career

Former Revolution second baseman Enrique Cruz informed team officials last week he does not expect to play baseball this season. The son of former major leaguer Jose Cruz and younger brother of outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. has started working in … Continue reading

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Back for more

Here is a link to a Daily Record/Sunday News article explaining why York has acquired so many major league veterans. At the bottom of the story, the York roster and the entire list of players signed throughout the league is … Continue reading

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Revs lose one of their new pitchers

The Revolution expected to make the announcement in the next few days or hours. They had inked former Braves prospect Jake Stevens, a talented young left-hander who did not pitch last season after jumping from Class A to Triple-A in … Continue reading

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News from around the league

Most times, a player leaves the Atlantic League for not-so-green pastures. Some kick around the smaller independent leagues, their batting averages dipping with each move. Some find work in Italy, one step out of professional baseball. Others retire and find … Continue reading

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Attention: New blog address

Hate the Somerset Patriots? Ticked off the team somehow manages to fit “four-time Atlantic League champions” into every single press release? Find yourself staring in the mirror wishing you had a killer ‘stache like Dubois legend Sparky Lyle? Have we … Continue reading

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Franklin one of four players signed

Former major league pitcher Wayne Franklin will start his third straight season with the York Revolution, one of four players signed Monday by the club. Mike Smith, who also pitched in the majors, reliever Dan Foli and outfielder Ryan Goleski … Continue reading

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