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Monday, July 16, 2007

D@MN!$@#!# - Farley to the Yankees - Spirit Roster Shakeup - 2 ex-Rox on their way to Lynn

SPIRIT ROSTER SHAKEUP

Bye, bye, Farley:
North Shore Spirit RHP Chris Farley (pictured) had his contract sold to the Yankees as announced by the Can-Am League today. Farley is the fifth Can-Am player purchased by a major league organization since the beginning of the 2007 season.

Farley had a record of 8-2 with an earned run average of 1.41 in 10 starts with the Spirit. He struck out 71 batters and allowed only 15 walks in 63 2/3 innings pitched

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Josue Matos and Vic Davilla were also removed from the roster.

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Two ex- Rox on board: Joe Hough and Gary Galvez on their way to North Shore. Not sure how we got them -- probably a trade for Farley's reversionary rights? We obviously needed a starter to replace the loss of Farley, so hello Galvez... Hough instantly becomes the starting LF - he's hitting .240 this year with a pretty good .340 OBP.

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The team has 'roster stability' now - 10 pitchers, 12 position players, and the way we attack Half #2 now looks something like this:

Starting Pitchers
M. Bishop
J. Siak
R. Bicondoa
S. McNamara
G. Galvez

Relievers
J. Baker
B. Simon
D. Langdon
D. Robinson

Closer
D. Drage

Starting lineup
C- Trezza
1B- Luis Lopez
2B- Roche
SS- Perez
3B- Torres
LF- Hough
CF- Weed
RF- Rodriguez
DH- Josue Lopez

UIF - Gilbert Gil
Backup C - Chris Wood
Backup OF - Jared McGuire

Torres, Gil, Weed and Luis Lopez have all proven to be flexible in terms of what position they can play.

We now have a 'complete roster', although I wish it were a bit stronger overall. Losing Farley will hurt... bad. The pitching staff is still the best in the league, however.

Let's go get 'em...

2 comments:

wooden said...

And then there was none...

"The Spirit also announced that they have traded veteran pitcher Bryan Morse to the Bockton Rox for pitcher Gary Galvez and outfielder Joe Hough."

Morse was the last original Spirit.

Anonymous said...

Thank You, my Crystal ball is now fully functioning.
Sparky