The Yanks have been playing pretty well lately - they've got their record up to 12-10 - but there's still a little something missing... something intangible... a certain "spark"... and I know what it is.Two words: Spirit Coordinator.
Shelley SC Duncan has been off the team for a couple weeks now, having been sent down to AAA back when Jeter was out to make room for Alberto Gonzalez. He didn't have much of a chance to impress prior to getting the ax, getting just 5 at-bats in, and with Wilson Better Mint down with an injury himself the Yanks understandably had to get rid of him to make room for someone who could play short.
Now that Jeter's back, though, I think it's time to start thinking about brining our dear SC back to the Bronx (or wherever they're playing; you get the point). He's certainly making a case for himself over in Scranton: .288 average/.406 OBP/.692 Slugging, 14 RBI, and 5 homers in 14 games. What's more, Morgan Ensberg is a goddamn defensive butcher. With A-Rod gone for a few days (oh, BTW: Congrats on your new Mini-Rod, Alex and Crazy Wife!), Mo-Ens's services at third are still needed, but once A-Rod and Wil-Mint are back to attack I think there's no question that Shelley should be back on that roster.
All Cano and Giambi need to get out of their respective super-slumps is a few good high fives. I'm convinced.