Player: Brandon Duckworth
Acquired: signed a minor-league deal a couple days ago.
2009 Stats: None. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Kansas City.
Intangibles: It’s only a minor league contract. I really only did this because it’s Duckworth and he had one of the most famous fan groups in the history of the Vet, the Duck Pond. He was never better than his rookie season of 2001when he was 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA in 11 games. One good thing did come out of him as he was a part of a package deal that brought the now-villain closer Billy Wagner over from Houston.
Expectations: I expect nothing from him. I do pray that he makes it to the majors with the Phillies just so we can have a Duck Pond reunion at Citizens Bank Park. I also pray that the first pitch he throws is sent directly into the Duck Pond located in the right field bleachers.