Category Archives: Brooklyn Cyclones
I’m cheating a bit this week to feature two baseball cards of New York Mets prospects. And I’m pretty sure I got my set of 2015 New York-Penn League Top Prospects at a Staten Island Yankees game I went to in September with my friend Greg.
But let’s talk about our two Brooklyn Cyclones players.
Brooklyn Baseball Banter reports that Edgardo Alfonzo will return as the Brooklyn Cyclones’ bench coach in 2016, while former Mets prospect Sean Ratliff will be the team’s hitting coach.
Alfonzo, a member of the New York Mets’ playoff teams in 1999 and 2000, will be coaching in Brooklyn for a third straight year.
Ratliff, a 4th round draft pick in 2008, was forced to give up his playing career as the result of injuries sustained when he was struck in the face by a foul ball in a 2011 spring training game. He served as the hitting coach for the Rookie-level Kingspoort Mets in 2015.
- Third baseman Eudor Garcia, a 2014 fourth round draft pick who played for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats last season, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.
- Brooklyn Baseball Banter reports that Tom Gamboa will return for a third season as manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Gamboa, 67, had been considering retirement.
- Brooklyn Baseball Banter also reports that 2015 Cyclones’ hitting coach Yunir Garcia has been reassigned to the Gulf Coast League Mets