Andy Barkett Gets Winter Job

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2009 June 22 #4 Andy BarkettThrough their front office in Sanford, the Seminole County Naturals of the Florida Winter Baseball League (FWBL) have announced the hiring of Lakeland Flying Tigers Manager Andy Barkett as their first Field Manager.

At this time, The Lakeland Flying Tigers haven’t commented on their hiring. The lack of comment shouldn’t give the impression the hiring will affect Barkett’s position as Manager of the Flying Tigers. Managers often take Winter League assignments without the winter job affecting their summer league positions. Lakeland Local will update this article if any new information is released.

Starting their first season in October, the FWBL is winter league with four teams: Lake County Black Bears, Miami Diamantes, Seminole County Naturals and Space Coast Surge. According to the FWBL, the league caters to the Rookie and Single A level professional baseball market. Traditionally, Winter leagues play in the Caribbean and South America. Headquartered in Miami, the FWBL is looking to be an U.S. alternative to those Winter markets.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local

3 thoughts on “Andy Barkett Gets Winter Job

  1. Update: Aug 31, 2009

    I spoke with a Detroit Tigers official who confirms the team knows of Barkett’s interest in managing in the FWBL. However, the team can not comment further at this time as Major League Baseball is in discussions with the FWBL.

    The four Florida teams are not owned nor managed by any MLB teams and there is no working contract in place between the two organizations.

  2. Update: Aug 31, 2009

    I spoke with a Detroit Tigers official who confirms the team knows of Barkett’s interest in managing in the FWBL. However, the team can not comment further at this time as Major League Baseball is in discussions with the FWBL.

    The four Florida teams are not owned nor managed by any MLB teams and there is no working contract in place between the two organizations.

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