Sep
29

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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  1. pete says:

    but yeah, awesome

  2. JGS says:

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

  3. Moshe Mandel says:

    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.

  4. pat says:

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

  5. Jersey says:

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

  6. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

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

  7. Bosdone Roid Sox says:

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

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

  9. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

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

  10. Mike bk says:

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Drew says:

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

  13. Don says:

    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.

  14. AndrewYF says:

    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.

  15. Bo says:

    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

  16. Joba Rules says:

    Buffet owners in the Lower Hudson Valley rejoice.

  17. rbizzler says:

    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 says:

      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.

  18. NC Saint says:

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

  19. chili palmer says:

    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.

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