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Saturday, December 18, 2010

MASN: 2B Antonelli chooses cyberspace to announce he’s signed with Nationals

Must be more of that Mybook, Spaceface, Witter, Twitter gunk.

You’ve got to love the Internet revolution. How else would we know when players decide on a new team?

Second baseman Matt Antonelli chose his personal blog to deliver the news this afternoon that he’s decided to accept a contract offer from the Nationals. Mind you, the team hasn’t issued a press release, and it’s unclear whether Antonelli is getting a major league deal or a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training in Viera, Fla., but the 25-year-old is some nice infield insurance to add to the organizational inventory.

...Right now, Antonelli profiles as a guy who could be stashed at Triple-A Syracuse as insurance against any backsliding from Danny Espinosa, who is expected to play second base for the Nationals in 2011. Antonelli also provides a cushion for second base prospect Steven Lombardozzi, who could start the year at Double-A Harrisburg.

Repoz Posted: December 18, 2010 at 04:28 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: December 18, 2010 at 04:54 AM (#3713478)
   2. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 18, 2010 at 05:06 AM (#3713482)
What would be funny is if the quoted article was, in fact, the blog entry, written by Antonelli about himself in a pompous and dry way.
   3. Tricky Dick Posted: December 18, 2010 at 01:31 PM (#3713547)
Wasn't Antonelli a high ranked prospect in the Padres' system not long ago?
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: December 18, 2010 at 01:53 PM (#3713558)
What would be funny is if the quoted article was, in fact, the blog entry, written by Antonelli about himself in a pompous and dry way.

Well, he did title the post "The Decision"
   5. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: December 18, 2010 at 08:18 PM (#3713716)
3: Yeah, he completely forgot how to hit three years ago and missed almost all last year with an injury. Before that, he was, like, #2 (?) in the SD system and a top-50 guy overall.

You know, I heard about his signing a few days ago - before it was 'broken' on his blog. Maybe I'm misremembering when I found out.

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