Liriano to take 2008 off
(11/27/07) Kennesaw, GA -
Francisco Liriano, the latest Pat Listach Rookie
of the Year award winner in Diamond Mind Baseball, will miss the entire
2008 season after being granted a leave from the team by owner and
general manager David Landsman.
"Frankie pitched his heart out for us this year," said Landsman, "I
bought him a 12 month cruise around the world. Of course he will be
working out and keeping his arm in shape, but the Mighty Men are all
about protecting our young arms and we think this is the best way to
put Frankie in a position to be successful with our franchise for many
years to come."
Landsman continued when asked about how Liriano's absence would affect
the team in 2008 and the rumors that Liriano's health was not 100%, "My
advisors and I have conferenced at length about this and we feel that
this is the best way for Frankie to hea- I mean rehab... I mean get
ready for 2009."
Later in the interview Landsman denied that the cruise made port in
Alabama. Dr. James Andrews could not be reached for comment.
(3/18/07) Kennesaw, GA - Matthew's Mighty Men of Marietta announced
that they have signed all new minor league affiliates. Owner and
General manager David Landsman was quotes as saying, "It is simply a
matter of geography. Mt Olive, Stroudsburg, Newton and Hckettstown all
treated the Mighty Men franchise very well, but if we need to make
moves I don't want my playersto have to travel 1000 miles to get to
Marietta." Marietta's rookie team is moving to Ellijay, GA and will be
known as the Ellijay Elks. the single A squad will be known as the
Peachtree City Peaches and reside in Peachtree City, GA. The double A
team will be known as the Acworth Alligators and reside in Acworth, GA.
The triple A team will be housed in Kennesaw, GA and be known as the
Kennesaw Kangaroos. "Hopefully this will be the last orgnizational move
for a long while," said Landsman, "but you never know."