The rich gets richer!
Les Capitales have just found the righthanded power hitter they've been looking for by signing the most coveted free agent in the league, Mark Minicozzi
, for the upcoming season. The cleanup hitter for the Tornadoes the past 2 seasons...no wonder Cris Collabello saw all those juicy fastballs hitting in front of him! Decent glove at third base! He will bat behind Sebastien Boucher
and be followed in the line up by Pete LaForest
and Rene Leveret
They signed 2nd baseman Jonathan Malo
(veteran). He was the MVP of the canadian team that won the gold medal in the Pan-Am games last year. T.J.Stanton
(veteran), last year's closer, will act only as pitching coach.
They also added outfielder Steve Brown
out of Edmonton NABL and reliever Guillaume Leduc
.The utility infielder / backup catcher will be Josue Peley
, no less than a LS-4
has officially retired after 8 seasons with the team and should still be around as coach.
has been released. Could be back in august if needed
Seth Henry got hurt and is not expected to make it this year. Realeased on april 24
, great set-up man last year, has just been released by Yucatan in the Mexican league after 3 starts and was resigned but as a starter...at his request
Players acquired from the Pittsfield/Brockton dispersal draft
Scott Wearne has been released
Shawn Williams has been traded
was expected to retire but, come april, a lot of guys have changed their mind. He's still on the team's roster as inactive
Sounds like bad news??????
The rotation seems to be set with Rembiz, Gelinas, Mariotti, Duda, and Adam Kudryk, a canadian lefty.
It's early days yet but the offensive line-up could look like this:
Steve Brown, rf
Jonathan Malo, 3B
Sebastien Boucher, cf
Rene Leveret, 1B
Bobby Wagner, lf
Paul Karmas, DH
Pat Daoust, c, best defensive player in the league in 2011
Jeff Helps, ss
Josh Colafemina, 2B
A good right / left balance for the first time in ages. In some games last year, they had 7 lefties at the plate
And still the best defence in the league!
Eat your heart out!