Author: Phil Doyle

Dreamer Doyle Takes Over in California

Portland Panthers were rocked by the sudden resignation of General Manager Phil Doyle. Doyle was later confirmed as the new GM of David Geffen’s new team – the California Dreamers. Having guided the Panthers to the Premier Series just a few days ago, Doyle wasted no time in working out his release from Portland with owner Geoff Brown. “We are obviously very upset to see Phil go, ...

CBL Welcomes The California Dreamers

The CBL is thrilled to welcome the California Dreamers to the Frontier League West. The new team will play its home games in M&P Park in Los Angeles and will replace the Tucson Express. The move happens following the sale of the franchise to David Geffen. The Dreamers will play in Blue, Red and Yellow uniforms and also released their premier logo. This is a very exciting time for the new franc...

Statement from David Geffen and the CBL

The CBL would like to confirm that David Geffen will be purchasing the Tucson Express franchise from Faris Ghassan. Following months of negotiations, Geffen will relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area and the team nickname will be revealed in the future. The CBL would like to place on record its thanks to the people of Tucson who have supported the team through its inception and have assur...

David Geffen Spotted At CBL Towers

Business man David Geffen was spotted in CBL Towers yesterday. An office official who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that Geffen had been visiting Head Honch, Tim Imasa. The official could not confirm the purpose of the meeting but did say the meeting lasted most of the morning. A spokesman for Geffen, confirmed that the meeting took place but would only add that the duo were discussing a bu...

Portland Bow Out, But Vow To Be Back

The Portland Panthers bowed out of the CBL Divisional Series with a 3-1 Game 4 loss to Mahoning Valley this morning. The game hinged on a 2 run 5th inning, Panthers pitcher Pierce Johnson allowed a lead off single to former Panther farm hand Bobby Manning, before walking switch hitter Mike Simmons and allowing both batters to advance into scoring positions on a wild pitch. Both runners scored on s...

Portland part ways with Utley

In a move that will surprise no-one, Panthers GM Phil Doyle announced to the assembled press his 25 man squad for the imminent season and the omission and subsequent release of 2B Chase Utley. Utley was one of the few to remain from the previous regime. Awarded a monster $98m, 5 year, free agency contract was always likely to be a burden in its later years, but unfortunately Utley failed to live u...

Panthers Unveil New Northwest Stadium

New Panthers, new ownership, new stadium. New Panthers Owner Geoff Brown sat next to GM Phil Doyle to announce the opening of their new home – New Northwest Stadium. Built on the site of the the old Vaughn Street Park, the 49,900 seat stadium will officially open on Monday 2nd April when Portland will start the new season against Vallejo Admirals. Brown explained that a local naming competit...

Brown Takes Over Panthers

Geoff Brown yesterday completed the paperwork on his long awaited takeover of the Portland Panthers. Brown reveiled he had been instrumental in bringing the team to Portland. Brown, the former owner of Scottish soccer team St Johnstone said he was eager to see how his money was being spent. He reiterated that GM Phil Doyle’s job was safe and he trusted him completely to build a solid platfor...

Minutemen move to Portland

After weeks of speculation Boston Minutemen GM Phil Doyle was able to confirm that League Commissioner Tim has signed the consent forms for the Minutemen to move from Boston to the City of Portland and would become the Portland Panthers. GM Doyle said “I am grateful to League Commish Tim for approving the move, this is an exciting time for the ball club and we are looking forward to giving t...

Verdugo Pitcher Of The Month

Boston Minutemen Pitcher, Ryan Verdugo will be wishing the season could continue. His hot streak saw him win September’s Pitcher of The Month award after posting a 4-0 record from 5 starts. Incredibly in his last 4 starts Verdugo pitched 31.1 innings giving up just 15 hits and 2 runs ! When facing the media Verdugo commented on how he was feeling good and that all the hard work behind the sc...

Boston Welcomes 4 on Deadline Day

New Boston GM Phil Doyle wasted no time in showing his intent to redesign the Boston roster. 4 players left the 40 man roster and were replaced with catcher Devin Mesoraco, 3B Matt Carpenter and minor leaguers 3B Jeimer Candelario and Catcher Steve Bean. Doyle said about the moves “Clearly, we had minimal chance of reaching the playoffs this year with our existing roster and so when the oppo...

New General Manager arrives in Boston

  New GM Phil Doyle arrived at Curve Ballpark and immediately set about evaluating the playing and coaching staff. Doyle had been enjoying some time off since leaving the PATP Montreal Royals. Speaking to the Boston media for the first time Doyle admitted he was a bit surprised to receive a call from Owner Augusto Lopez and League Commissioner Tim Imasa, but jumped at the chance to take on th...

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