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Eric Duncan goes to Atlanta

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A bit of minor league news while we’re waiting for an official announcement on the Yankees non-tender class of 2009.

Former first-round pick Eric Duncan has signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. When I talked to Duncan a few days ago, he was close to a deal but it wasn’t finished. He’s expecting to be assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves could use Duncan as a corner utility man, using him at first, third, left field and designated hitter, kind of like he was used this year in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Braves previously re-signed another third baseman, Wes Timmons, to a minor league deal.

The latest list of Baseball America minor league transactions also has word on Josh Towers going to the Dodgers, T.J. Beam to the Diamondbacks and Chad Moeller to the Orioles. But we already knew about those. Otherwise, unless I overlooked it, no other Yankees free agents are listed.

The only Yankees signing mentioned is outfielder Jon Weber, but we already knew that one as well.

Meanwhile, while I’m waiting for the Yankees’ non-tender announcement, I’m once again watching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert on HBO. While I was typing this post, Metallica started playing Enter Sandman.

Somewhere, a baseball game must be ending.

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46 Responses to “Eric Duncan goes to Atlanta”

  1. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    It’s funny yesterday, DOA was on and one of the key character’s name was Halladay. Yankeenicity.

  2. Nick in SF December 12th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I’m due for a dinner engagement and if I don’t leave my steak is going to be non-tendered, but I’ll be checking for updates as I can.

    No news is good news?

    Keep the faith.

  3. Abdababdaserser December 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    m December 12th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    White smoke means tender?

    Dark smoke means not tender?

    Or is it the other way around?
    _____________

    The Yankees send out pinstriped smoke for tender, gray for non-tender. lol.

  4. Abdababdaserser December 12th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Nothing like adding some tension to the tenderization process.

    Come on Yanks the fans want to know the Wanginator’s status.

  5. yanksfan7788 December 12th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Abdababdaserser
    December 12th, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    m December 12th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    White smoke means tender?

    Dark smoke means not tender?

    Or is it the other way around?
    _____________

    The Yankees send out pinstriped smoke for tender, gray for non-tender. lol.
    _________________

    Funniest post ever!!!!!

  6. Amy December 12th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    That was a great concert! I personally loved the Simon and Garfunkle segment but I had to watch Metallica doing “Enter Sandman”…how great was it that they showed a Mo montage during the beginning of the song?!?!

  7. m December 12th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Is there an 11 pm deadline? Will watch for pin-striped smoke. ;)

  8. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Midnight deadline, about 90 minutes away.

  9. Mike Fischlin December 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Former Yankee here! Hi everyone! Goodnight folks!

  10. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I remember you. Good night, Mike.

  11. Sacrificefly December 12th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Sory I asked this before but new thread. Does any one know if Cervelli has a option left on his contract for this year? Also if any one has heard any thing regarding Conor Jackson ? He would be a great fit for us. Thanx

  12. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Of course Cervelli has options left.

  13. m December 12th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    How can we find out definitively? There seems to be a difference of opinion on any option for Cervelli.

  14. Sacrificefly December 12th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Phil

    Thanx,I had read from other comments that he didn,t . Just was trying to figure out if we needed another catcher for the year. Just making sure.

  15. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    he was a September addition in`08 and up and down in `09. They put him on the 40 in the `07 offseason.

  16. confused3 December 12th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Cody Ransom has signed a minor league contract with the Phillies, and has an invite to spring training.

  17. crawdaddy December 12th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    As Phil stated, he has at least one option year left.

  18. m December 12th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Well, I hope Cervelli has an option left, would certainly hamstring us if he didn’t.

  19. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    59 minutes und counting.

  20. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Yanks officially non-tender Wang.

  21. Abdababdaserser December 12th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Maybe they are having trouble clearing the chimney… Darn Santa got to the Yanks early. ;)

  22. Sacrificefly December 12th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I realy want to keep Gaudin To.

  23. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Cash says he hopes they can continue their relationship.

  24. pat December 12th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Cashman: “….We are still hopeful that our relationship can continue, but those decisions are yet to be made.”
    1 minute ago from web
    Reply Retweet

  25. haiku-man December 12th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Finally Davidoff announces Wang nontendered on twitter

  26. Doreen December 12th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Sigh.

    Hope something can be worked out going forward…

  27. Mike S. December 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    A few years ago, I wrote on here, my own blog, and on other places that Eric Duncan would never make it. I got blasted for telling the truth. I saw him at Trenton and SWB and said he’d be another Drew Henson but without the football option that Henson had. All I did was write the truth, that Eric wouldn’t make it. Nothing against Eric, but I was right.

  28. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Sac Fly,

    Haven’t seen your name in here.

    Just wanted to say welcome to this blog.

    All questions here are good questions. Fire away – someone’s bound to answer you without editorializing.

    Happy Holidays

  29. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Mike,

    so?

  30. m December 12th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Took him all day to draft that tweet? :mad:

    Should’ve just stopped at “We are still hopeful that our relationship can continue”

    The good news is that no one else will offer Wang a guaranteed major league contract of any significance. And he will have to rehab somewhere. Keeping the fingers crossed that he’ll want to do it with the Yankees.

  31. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    What does that mean? He’ll continue to send Wang a Christmas card – even though he’s probably a Buddhist?

    Get him signed!

  32. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Keeping the fingers crossed that he’ll want to do it with the Yankees.
    ======

    x2

  33. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) December 12th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Mike S.
    December 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    A few years ago, I wrote on here, my own blog, and on other places that Eric Duncan would never make it. I got blasted for telling the truth. I saw him at Trenton and SWB and said he’d be another Drew Henson but without the football option that Henson had. All I did was write the truth, that Eric wouldn’t make it. Nothing against Eric, but I was right.

    ——————————

    Do you want a cookie or something?

  34. paul.c December 12th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    It means if WANG WILL ACCEPT A MINOR LEAGUE DEAL.

  35. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Congratulations, Mike. You made a good call. What else you got?

  36. Sacrificefly December 12th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Bodhi

    Thanx for the welcoming. Been here before just use to be Jobatheheat. Dont post much ,mostly read. Great comunity of posters you have. Just preparing to use diff name for when we trade for Roy.

  37. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I see, this is the transitional username, Sac.

    My hope is, you stay Sac Fly until next winter, when we sign Roy Boy as a FA. :D.

  38. haiku-man December 12th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Cardinals will be first in line.Duncan will think he can fix him watch.

  39. Jay December 12th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Mike S.
    December 12th, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    A few years ago, I wrote on here, my own blog, and on other places that Eric Duncan would never make it. I got blasted for telling the truth. I saw him at Trenton and SWB and said he’d be another Drew Henson but without the football option that Henson had. All I did was write the truth, that Eric wouldn’t make it. Nothing against Eric, but I was right.

    Wow, let me be the first to offer my apology.

    My prediction is that you suffer from a bit of status anxiety.

  40. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Alexei Kovalev scores his 400th. Molodyets!

  41. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes December 12th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    LOL.

    The mere notion of status on a board of anonymous posters offers a bit of irresistible irony.

  42. Abdababdaserser December 12th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    With the St. Louis Dispatch giving one of the notices that Wang was being non-tendered, it made me think that the Cards were at least interested in him.

    I still wonder what took so long. Parties? Dinner and a movie? Maybe they were trying to work some type of agreement out, but fell short?

    I hope things go well for him. Wang is had been very good for us Yankee fans.

  43. damon enjoy 27...think 28 December 12th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Catcher Raul Chavez only player nontendered by Jays.

  44. damon enjoy 27...think 28 December 12th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    PeteAbe says:Wang motivated to come back for league minimum deal.

  45. Phil December 12th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Pete is his biographer!

  46. chris December 14th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Good Luck Eric. I always had high hopes for him because he grew up and went to school right around my area and was a year older than me.

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