Thursday, October 25, 2012

First roster moves made

The Washington Wild Things made their first offseason roster moves Thursday, releasing four players and signing two rookies.
Washington released pitcher Eric Blackwell (3-4, 7.92 ERA in 19 games), shortstop Michael Mooney (.226) and outfielders Robbie Garvey (.216, 18 stolen bases) and Jeriel Waller (.237). Mooney and Waller suffered season-ending injuries and Garvey left the team in mid-August and was placed on the suspended list.
The Wild Things signed outfielder Stewart Ijames (pictured) and catcher David Fanshawe.
Ijames, from Owensboro, Ky., was a second team All-Big East selection last spring at Louisville and finished his career second on the Cardinals’ all-time hits list (212). Ijames also ranked in the top-6 all-time in hits (256) and home runs (45). As a senior, Ijames batted .259 with 12 home runs.
Fanshawe, from Miami, finished his collegiate career in 2011 with Cumberland (Tenn.) and was signed by Schaumburg of the Frontier League last winter but was released in early May.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUst watch they'll be gone before you know it. They're never commited to a group of guys.

October 26, 2012 at 5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see where Stu has filed suit to have the taxes reduced on his gold mine.
Judges, please hold steady. We the Washington County and Trinity District taxpayers need a break.
Does the county tourist agency still have to chip in 50 grand a year to pay for TP turf now that the stadium is privately owned?
Give us a break, not break us.

October 27, 2012 at 5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new with these nonsense roster moves. Business as usual. Yawn!

October 27, 2012 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old stuff as we saw last year at this time. Why is this even worthy of any notice?
Also, glad to hear that the O-R finally admitted that the franchise is "struggling" which is the same as saying financially in deep water.
Don't anyone go for that 3 year deal because they won't be here that long.

October 27, 2012 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In deep water, struggling, suing.
Woooooo hooooo!
Great news. Hope the Wild Things leave town. They're one of the worst things to happen to Washington. We'd all have a lot more money in our pockets if they were gone. Leave town. Bulldoze the field. Replace it with something we can really use like a dive bar district, more fast food restaurants or maybe even a drug rehab center.

October 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, the Wild Things are not the worst thing to ever happen to Washington. In fact, they are one of the better things to happen here. The Wild Things were warmly received by the community and they in turn, produced a good produced a good product, treated their customers as if they were truly valued. The Wild Things enjoyed success by using good business practices and realizing that, without customers, no business can succeed. However, after several years of prosperity, the Wild Things became complacent and started to take their customers for granted. Many of the employees began to show the arrogance that has almost been the Wild Things trademark the last few seasons.
The Wild Things have become the model for how to ruin a good thing. The only reason I still attend the games is because a good place to meet your friends and socialize. Sure isn’t because there is anything near resembling good baseball.

October 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you rather them not sign anyone and keep the same roster? That type of approach is worth bashing. Let me know when someone has some actual baseball analysis of these new guys.

October 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Mason is the new manager of the York Revolution.

November 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Chris Dugan said...

Yes, Mason is manager of the Revolution. See new post.

November 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM  

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