The Bridgeport Bluefish wasted no time.
Less than a week since GM Todd Marlin resigned, the team today announced the hiring of Bob Goughan as the new general manager.
Here’s the release sent out by the team:
The Bridgeport Bluefish have announced the hiring of veteran minor league baseball executive Bob Goughan as the team’s new general manager. Goughan brings over 25 years of successful minor league operating experience to the Bluefish and begins work in Bridgeport on December 2.
“We are pleased to welcome an executive of Bob’s stature to the Bluefish,” says Principal Owner Frank Boulton. “He will immediately assume a leading role in getting this team to reach its potential, especially in the business community.”
Goughan’s previous experience includes 15 years as GM of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA, Rockies) and 10 years as GM of the Rochester Red Wings (AAA, Orioles). The Temple University graduate was twice named Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year and once was selected as the International League Executive of the Year.
“We had a good year in 2009,” continued Boulton. “The business operation of the Bluefish has been stabilized, expenses are under control and the ship is pointed in the right direction. While it’s taken an awful lot of hard work to get here and we are proud of what we’ve accomplished to date, we felt the need to make a strong move in order to make the team viable for the long-term. The addition of Bob Goughan, a top-level baseball executive and proven revenue generator, is just that move.”