Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jamar Hill signs with York Revolution for 2010

On September 20, we asked the question Are Jamar Hill and Josh Arhart Gone for Good?  Well, we now have the answer to the first part of that question: "Yes (well at least for the foreseeable future)".  Yesterday, the York Revolution announced that they have signed ex-Seals outfielder Jamar Hill for the 2010 season.

Seals fans can forget about watching Jamar launching baseballs onto Pembroke Street again this summer.  Hill was a fan favourite at Royal Athletic Park last season, hitting .289 with 19 HR and 64 RBI in 75 games.  His 19 homers were the second most in the GBL in 2009. The signing is a promotion of sorts for Hill, since the caliber of the Atlantic League is somewhere between "AA" and "AAA" baseball.

Based on Revolution manager Andy Etchebarren's comments listed in our September 20th blog post, the team would also like to sign one of the other (RAP) fan favourites, Josh Arhart (or is that Arrrrrrrhart?)
.  The Revolution currently have 10 players under contract and none of those are catchers.

The trade of Hill and Arhart to the York Revolution was supposed to be for "future considerations", but we're still waiting to hear what those considerations are.  Let's hope they take the form of a serviceable player or two for this year, but the pessimist in me thinks that cash might have been the only consideration in this deal.

Meanwhile, the Victoria Seals have not announced any player signings for the 2010 season.