Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Does Mark start off in Norwich.......?

waiting on that one day in late March/early April when the minor team rosters and the debate begins about who landed where.

P.S.--Always get a bunch of cadets up there. Give out free tickest to the entire base if needed. They liven up the place better than any other group and drop a bunch of $ at the food stands.


Blogger LC said...

Coz came back strong once he was sent to SJ last year. He got plunked in Spring Training and it derailed him for most of the season......
He needs to hit the gaps (or the gym) when he comes back because this park is too big to drive it out.
The Sinatra music prior to his at bats is a plus. Luck Be A Lady should be his tune for 08. has some SJ championship video on the california league page, down along the left side....
Some old faces, some new. Good video to watch as we wait for spring.

7:55 AM

Blogger LC said...

milb reports sea wolves locked in through signed with tigers and the park.

8:10 AM

Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Andy Skeels is going to manage Augusta this year. He was their hitting coach the last two years. I'm getting paranoid. Why is Norwich the only Minor League affiliate the Giants had to go out of house in order to find a manager?

6:07 PM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Maybe they just finally realized the organization is so weak that going out of house was the only solution. But in my mind I think Double A is where you separate the men from the boys so I'm surprised the job is being turned over to an "outsider."

7:22 PM

Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Yeah, me too. But, if you remember towards the end of last season, Davenport seemed to be running the show. Maybe the Giants were not impressed! Gary has a good pedigree and the players appeared to respond to him. Trey Webb and Jake came on well with the bat as did Holm.

1:56 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


both the salk and the fresno (last year) clubs went out of house for new managers...guess the org felt new blood was needed in norwich...what you really need to be worried about is the fact that the fences werent moved....there will again be a dearth of offense at the park, and no question this is the last year of the giants/norwich partnership...just not sure who would want to move into the park unless significant changes are made, and i have no clue where the giants can get another aa team as it seems almost everyone else is locked up until at least 2010

4:11 PM

Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Mr Bacci

You're right, Treblehorn and Rohn were hires outside the organization, but with a world of experience, unlike Bien. His managerial experience has been limited to A ball. Our last mgr, Mr Machemer, was often touted for all his career wins, but if you look closely you'll find his success was at the lower levels. His record in AA and AAA was pretty dismal and I doubt it was entirely because of a dearth of talent. Shows that nice guys can finish last. We all hope Bien does well, but the hiring demonstrates how shallow the Giants organization has become under Sabean.

I never realized you've visited Dodd, but I must be mistaken considering your professed expertise on the fences. But I do take issue with one fact you seem to have forgotten, namely, since the Giants have been in Norwich, not one player they sent here would have been an HR threat if the fences were moved in 20 feet. The more prolific hitter's, such as
Nate, were line drive types. And since when has the Giant's park become such a home run hitters paradise?

11:39 PM


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