Tag Archives: Lakewood BlueClaws

Bryce Harper’s road is just beginning

LAKEWOOD, N.J. I can’t get a read on Bryce Harper. He’s both one of the top two prospects in baseball and an 18-year-old kid. He’s an accomplished and talented phenom, but also a raw and developing minor leaguer. He could be ready for the big leagues now, or he might need a full year in

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Missing out on New Jersey’s openers

Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to the Trenton Thunder home opener on the 14th. But Kei Igawa will. (Thanks to Paul for the heads-up.) It turns out that Brian Cashman’s biggest bust — and the all-time wins leader (32) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which earned him the cover spot on their record

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Rediscovered: Taylor Buchholz as a BlueClaw

Just came across this in a folder of BlueClaws papers I have. It’s a 2002 schedule card (brochure size — it measures roughly 3 inches across by 8 inches down) signed by Taylor Buchholz. Buchholz was Lakewood’s opening day starter in the BlueClaws’ inaugural season, throwing the first pitch in franchise history in Kannapolis, N.C.

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Talk of a new tenant in Sussex

The Advertiser-News, a weekly paper in Sussex County, has a follow-up article to the departure of the Sussex Skyhawks (a tip of the ol’ hat to Ballpark Biz). Those on the ballpark side of things are saying all the right things — hoping to get a team for 2011, considering independent and affiliated franchises, hoping

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Rooting for Chris Young won’t be hard

The news that the Mets are just a physical away from signing Chris Young has me smiling. It’s just that I think he’s a good signing in this offseason of frugal living — a low-cost starting pitcher who has the ability, when healthy, to be a solid starter — but he’s a good person, the

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