Monthly Archives: April 2011

VERSATILE MURPHY SWINGING BAT WELL FOR RIVERDOGS

               LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Just under two years ago, the Yankees liked the bat speed of a young catcher from Bradenton, Fla.                Hearing the 5-foot-10, 175-pound J.R. Murphy might attend Miami, the Yankees offered him a $1.25 million bonus … Continue reading

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FRANKLIN HANDS THIRD-BASE COACHING DUTIES TO POPE

       TRENTON – As always, we have to give Thunder fans – especially those of the season-ticket variety –  credit for being observant.         In addition to the usual queries about new faces and unfamiliar players that accompany a first … Continue reading

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JOSEPH AIMS TO EMERGE AS A LEADER

         TRENTON – Corban Joseph is the first to admit his time with the Thunder in 2010 did not quite go the way he, or anyone in the Yankees system, wanted it to.           Ranked the 20th-best Yankees prospect by … Continue reading

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TALENT, VERSATILITY GIVE THUNDER IMMENSE POTENTIAL

          TRENTON – One first felt the feeling under Tampa’s warm skies last month. It was confirmed when one got to know the mix of players making up the 2011 Thunder.            It showed again as manager Tony Franklin’s roster … Continue reading

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