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Season in Review: Connecticut Defenders

Season in Review: Connecticut Defenders

The 2006 Connecticut Defenders had the core of the 2005 California League champions. Sounds like a recipe for success, right? Well, you never know what's going to happen. An injury here and a promotion there, and a promising Double-A season goes to waste.

RECORD: 64-77 (.454); 5th Place in 6 team Northern Division; 10th Place in Eastern League SEASON IN REVIEW: The newly renamed Connecticut Defenders (formerly known as the Norwich Navigators) seemed to have a promising nucleus.  Led by sluggers like Nate Schierholtz, Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Travis Ishikawa, and with promising pitching prospect Jonathan Sanchez teaming up with Eastern League vet...

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