Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time to do something with Shelley, Kei and Zach

I ain't sayin' bring 'em up, because we don't necessarily have room. But trade them, sell them, or -- yeah, bring 'em up. What the hell. We can't let them die in the Scranton coal mine.

1. Shelley Duncan. He's Babe Ruthing the International League. Last year, he got screwed. After a great spring training, he started ice cold (like, ahem, many), got demoted for a weekend, hurt his shoulder -- and has never rated a phone call since. He was our Nick Swisher before Nick Swisher. The guy can hit. He needs a shot at a MLB career. We owe it to him.

2. Kei Igawa. Altogether now: let's whip him some more. Why, the nerve of him -- accepting all that money! Of course, when his own pitching coach suckers him in print, I guess it's over. He's about to become the all-time Scranton-Wilkes Barre franchise win leader. Spare him that ignominity. Let him go. What are we afraid of... that he'll actually pitch well for somebody else?

3. Zach Kroencke. I can't believe how close we came to losing this guy. We left him (and Ivan Nova) unprotected last December -- while keeping the Baggetts, Jacksons, Hackers, et al -- and he (they) got snapped up in the draft. (Who evaluates our talent, anyway, Whitey Fraud?) Fortunately, they returned him. His ERA at Scranton: 1.14. Bring him up, next chance we get. Supreme Leader should stop trying to show how smart he was by signing Edwar Ramirez and trading for Jonathan Albadelejo. (For Tyler Clippard, who is now up with the Nats.)

1 comment:

Mustang said...

NULLIFY THE VOTE AND RESTART THE POLL WITH VOICE OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES JOHN STERLING IN HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE AS A JUNE YANKEE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH NOMINEE.