From the desk of: THE SURF AVENUE SLUGGERS
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Organization Goes Off Campus For Brooklyn's New Manager.
Old Favorite Frankie-V Will Teach Brooklyn's Hurlers The Art Of Making SWEET MUSIC Together.
The 2011 Cyclones' manager will be Rich Donnelly. He is new to the Mets organization but comes on board with over three decades of Baseball coaching experience. He's a graduate of the Jim Leyland School of Thought having spent 14 years coaching under him with three different teams.
This year's Pitching Coach; Frank Viola; will try and see if he can get Brooklyn's young arms to make Sweet Music of their own. The Long Island native returns to the organization he pitched with from 1989 through 1991. He won twenty games for the Amazins in 1990.
Hitting Coach; former Cyclone player; Bobby Malek was a 2002 4th round Mets' draft pick. He played 28 games for Brooklyn in 2002 and 3 more games for them in 2006. He spent the last two seasons working for the Mets in Kingsport. Therefore he will have a lot of familiarity with several of the up-coming Surf Avenue Sluggers expected to make the team.
With the First Year Amateur Draft out of the way. The Cyclones' roster is finally taking form. The Brooklyn Cyclones have issued a preliminary roster as/of June 14, 2011.
View that here: Tentative Brooklyn Cyclones' Roster
We know who the starting pitchers will be for the first two games of the season against the Staten Island Yankees. To open the season in Staten Island, Brooklyn will start with righty, Eduardo Aldama on the mound. In Saturday's Coney Island Home Opener, the Cyclones will go with lefty, Carlos Vasquez.