Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Morning Coffee 4/8 - 4/14

In case you missed what was up on LI Ducks Blog this week, here's our review of the week we call our "Sunday Morning Coffee"

For a complete recap of what happened in the Atlantic League this week click over to ATL Baseball Blog!

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Ehren Wasserman Retires, Named Pitching Coach of Windy City Thunderbolts - Former Long Island Ducks pitcher Ehren Wasserman has retired from baseball and has taken a job as the pitching coach for the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League...more

Monday, April 9, 2012
Happy Birthday Freddie Thon! - Thon played for the Ducks in 2009, and 2011. Last season, he hit .284 with 7 home runs and 47 RBI for the Ducks...more 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
2011 Atlantic League Pitcher Of The Year, Mike Loree Returns to Ducks! - The Long Island Ducks announced that they have signed 2011 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, Mike Loree for the 2012 season...more

Reaction to Mike Loree Signing - This is a major signing for the Ducks, and completely changes the dynamic of their rotation, as well as the balance of the Atlantic League...more 

Ducks Ink Three More - In addition to the signing of Mike Loree, the Long Island Ducks announced the signings of catcher Shawn Williams, pitchers Jon Meloan and Connor Graham for the 2012 season on Tuesday...more

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Happy Birthday Brendan Monaghan - Monaghan was member of the Ducks in 2010. He hit .291 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI's in 72 games for the Ducks that season, and was named to the Liberty Division All-Star team...more 
Ducks Announce "Faithful Flock" Trip to Lancaster! - The Ducks have annnounced that this years "Faithful Flock" trip will be to Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA to watch the Ducks play the Barnstormers...more 

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ray Navarrete Video Interview - I met up with Long Island Ducks infielder Ray Navarrete today and asked him about the upcoming season, working with Jay Loviglio this offseason, and about traveling to Texas this season. Here's what he had to say...more

Friday, April 13, 2012
John Rodriguez Signs With Wichita Wingnuts in American Association - Former Long Island Duck, John Rodriguez has signed with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association...more

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Matt Padgett Signs With Blue Crabs - Padgett a native of South Carolina, played his college baseball at Clemson University. He was a 5th Round pick(160th overall) by the Florida Marlins in the 1998 MLB Amateur draft. Padgett played eight years in the Marlins organization. He had his best season in 2004, when he hit .267 with 24 Home Runs, and drove in 93 RBI's for Albuquerque(AAA) . Padgett also played in the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies organizations. In 2008, he signed with the York Revolution, where he played for two seasons. In February 2010, he was traded to the Long Island Ducks for John Pachot. Padgett played two seasons for the Ducks and became a fan favorite. Last season, he hit .282 with 11 home runs and 67 RBI for the Ducks...more

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