November 21, 2009

So long, Shelley

It’s about time.

Shelley Duncan has tore up the Yankees farm system for the last six years, and has hardly gotten a chance at the major league level.

Now, the news is he has been outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which is what the Yankees did with him last year. If he clears waivers, he has the option this time around to reject the assignment.

“I’ll wait and see,” Duncan said. “I might clear on Monday or something, and if do, then I’ll become a free agent.”

Hopefully, a National League team will find him and he will tear it up over there. I don’t want the Yanks to face this guy too often. He was a spiritual leader, and a good guy to have around the clubhouse.

My only personal memory of him was when I was at a game a few summers ago, and Duncan tied it up in the ninth on a three-run homer. Mariano Rivera blew the game later on, but still, what a hit!

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