Joining a new organization is difficult for all players. Mid-season is even harder. Newly acquired Scranton/Wilkes-Barre utility man experienced this for the fist time. Matt Antonelli was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles Triple-A team Norfolk Tides on May 13. He was signed by the New York Yankees four days later and assigned to SWB.
June 2, 2012
Synopsis: The Portland squad, as it is most years, is really more of a taxi squad for the San Diego Padres than a prospect laden minor league team, but there is some talent. Lance Zawadzki could become the Padres second baseman in 2011 and pitcher Wade LeBlanc and outfielder Aaron Cunningham, both of whom barely missed qualifying for prospect status, should see time in San Diego during the season.
April 5, 2010
San Diego Padres roving hitting instructor Tony Muser introduced the ‘stopper' talk last time. Sawyer Carroll might be a half-stopper. What changed for James Darnell? Is Logan Forsythe too patient? The key for Cedric Hunter? Other names covered include Eric Sogard, Lance Zawadzki, Chad Huffman, and Matt Antonelli.
February 1, 2010
The second base position with the San Diego Padres was supposed to be an easy fix with Matt Antonelli. His struggles, coupled with the progress of several prospects, has made the position relatively deep within the system, even with the trade of Eric Sogard.
January 31, 2010
Max Venable sends his son, Will, to the San Diego Padres again. Is there hope for Matt Antonelli? How fun was Eliezer Alfonso? Did we see the real Chad Huffman in August? Can Sean Kazmar rise again? All these questions and more were answered by Venable.
January 18, 2010
The Portland Beavers suffered another difficult year, finishing the year with the worst record in the Pacific Coast League. A big part of Portland's projected offense, Kyle Blanks and Will Venable, ended up spending more time in San Diego than the minor leagues. coupled with disappointing seasons by returning players such as Matt Antonelli and Peter Ciofrone.
January 4, 2010