Chad Jennings named PeteAbe’s replacement

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After two years of dedicated work covering the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Chad Jennings is getting the call to the Bigs. Jennings will replace Peter Abraham as the Yankee beat writer with The Journal-News and lead blogger on the LoHud Yankees Blog. Jennings, whose worked has been featured at The Times-Tribune, is a great fit for the beat and will be a stellar writer for LoHud. RAB sends its congratulations to a very deserving writer and hopes that someone will replace Jennings in Scranton as well.

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  • pete

    no h/t?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Dude, we got like 6 tips on it, and that’s AFTER it came up on all of our RSS readers.

      Stuff like this gets to us pretty quickly.

      • pete

        suuuuuurrrre

        • pat

          You have to wake up pretty early in the afternoon to get the jump on ole Joe Paw.

      • ashish

        So then what’s sam borden’s title? I thought he was going to take over for Pete, but Chad Jennings is definitely a better replacement.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Sam’s a baseball columnist with The Journal-News and not a beat writer. He’s the temporary fill-in until the playoffs start.

  • pete

    but yeah, awesome

  • JGS

    assuming Pete continues blogging, do we know what his new address will be?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I think he’s just going to take over the Extra Bases blog on the Globe, no?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        I think they’re going for something more than that.

  • Moshe Mandel

    I’m happy for Chad, but I hope that they find someone good to cover SWB. There are plenty of MLB beat writers, so losing Chad at SWB is worse than losing Pete at the MBL level.

    • pat

      True, with Jesus most likely in Scranton next year it would be nice to have a reliable beat writer out there.

    • Jersey

      I wonder if the Scranton Times has made an offer to Mike Ashmore yet?

      • Nick

        I was thinking the same thing…makes sense to call up the guy from AA.(but not the way it works)

  • pat

    Fuck yea.. Jennings is the man, awesome replacement.

  • Jersey

    That’s awesome! Always been a big, big fan of Chad. Hope he’s able to hit the ground running.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Were the guys that mentioned his name just joking or was this speculation going on somewhat fact based?

  • Bosdone Roid Sox

    Awesome choice! Congrats to Chad. Definitely need somebody good to replace him at SWB

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So this is great news. On multiple levels. My boyfriend is very happy for Chad. Just sayin’.

    • http://newstadiuminsider.com Ross

      Any talk of Mike movin’ on up to AAA, Rebecca?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Ask him, I guess. We don’t really talk about that, believe it or not.

        • Señor A. Boy

          Do you go out with mike ashmore?

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Nothing gets by the Señor. ;-)

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          It’s just sword and dagger talk, all the time, I assume?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Best news that we Yankee fans could have that is not directly associated with RAB.

  • Mike bk

    Ashmore would be a great choice to take over for Chad at SWB but then creates a new hole in trenton unless pimpsner take over there. talk about moving the chairs around the table. haha.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I would not have an issue with this.

      • Mister Delaware

        You haven’t spent much time in the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre area, have you?

        (My wife is from the area. Visiting is likely the closest I’ll ever come to backwards time travel.)

        (And its great to see the most deserving guy getting the job. Seems like that’s rare anymore.)

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          I’ve actually spent a LOT of time in that area. Used to go to summer camp in the area.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            My condolences.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah, but most summer camps are in the middle of nowhere, by design.

            • Mister Delaware

              Could be worse things than 60 cent drafts within a few blocks of the camp, I guess.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Climb the system with the players. I say Rebecca or leokitty for Staten Island once Pimpsner moves up. There should be some sort of competition….

      • http://www.gothambaseball.com/ RPimpsner

        Actually I am taking a lesser role next season, I will not be able to attend the games as much and will be more of a part-time reporter as I continue my training and planning for when I graduate St. John’s University.

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  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I. so. called. this.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I just got off the phone with Chad. He said he’s thrilled for the opportunity and excited to continue Pete’s proud tradition of irrationally hating on ARod and posting bitchy comments on other people’s blogs anonymously.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      ietc.

    • Marcus

      Did you get confirmation on whether Chad plans to (over)use Angel Berroa old age jokes?

      • Bo

        Its good to know he’ll continue the A-Rod/Girardi hate and the lame Berroa is 84 yrs old jokes.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          You’re late, Bo.

          (and this guy complains about MY comedic chops…)

    • Jeremy

      I look forward to the first time he tells a critical commenter to “lighten up.”

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    That’s pretty sweet for him, especially this time of year.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yom Kippur?

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

        Canadian Thanksgiving.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          National Punctuation Day?

          http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

            Autumn Equinox.

  • Don

    Fantastic news. Same coverage without the sly (New England native) remarks.

    Congrats to Chad! Well deserved! Its not often in sports media that the right people get these opportunities, see 90% of the hosts on WFAN.

  • AndrewYF

    One of my favorite things about Chad is that he doesn’t condescend to know everything. He rarely makes definitive analysis, and his writing style is informative and easy-going. He was great for AAA, but I wonder how it will translate on the major league level.

  • Bo

    Considering this is a paper maybe 45 people have actually read or even seen before this news is pretty tame.

    Wouldnt be shocked if they went all digital soon

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Considering that we’re all talking about the online blog and not the printed paper, I’d say your comments are pointless.

      (As usual.)

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        In addition… It’s not like the Journal News is some total lightweight from some town in the middle of Idaho. It’s a Gannett paper covering much of the near-northern suburbs of the media capital of the world.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Take a look at The Journal News’ circulation numbers. According to this old list, it’s the 87th most read paper in the nation. That’s not bad at all.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

        If you’re not first, you’re last.

  • Joba Rules

    Buffet owners in the Lower Hudson Valley rejoice.

    • TJ

      BOOM, roasted!

      Congrats to Chad. Love his stuff with SWB.

  • rbizzler

    This was such a logical promotion that I was positive that it would not happen. Congrats to Chad (and to us as well) as they picked the perfect replacement.

    • ColoYank

      This.

      It isn’t often that a move that makes perfect sense actually gets made. Congrats to Chad – this is very cool.

      The one thing about the LoHud blog was its encyclopedic nature. Chad was so ALL OVER the SWB scene, that we can reasonably expect the comprehensive nature to continue.

      No pressure, though, Chad.

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    Does CJ have to develop a childish, simplistic view of all issues steroid-related as part of his new contract?

  • chili palmer

    It’s true there are plenty of MLB writers. That is also the problem. You may have noticed Bud Selig is extremely sensitive about what goes on in the media. His least favorite points of view aren’t likely to be stirred up by rank and file MLB or BBWAA writers. Facts he doesn’t like stay hidden or muted. This alone makes Chad Jennings an inspired choice–if you happen to prefer someone less beholden to the existing fraternity of writers. Not to say Jennings won’t fall in line eventually, but that remains to be seen.