12.11.2009

End of the road

Well, it's nearly official. Brewers officials notified Seth McClung that he will not be tendered a contract on Saturday's arbitration deadline. I won't go into detail about whether or not this makes sense as a baseball move because sometimes that really doesn't matter.

Here's what Seth had to say via Twitter (@73_MC):
Thank you Milwaukee brewers fans. You guys were outstanding. Thank you Doug Melvin and Gord Ash for bringing me over and giving me a chance.
Thank you Mike Maddux, Bill Castro, Ned Yost and Dale Sevum for giving me the ball and helping me grow as a player. Eddie, Stan, Bossie, you all were great too. Thank you to my brewer team mates, you guys were awesome to play with and travel with. I have made some lasting friendships with many of you and you mean the world to me. Thanks to a wonderful training staff and clubhouse staff. I would also like to thank our owner Mark Attanasio, you and your club are first class all the way. Thank you again for being good not only to me but my family as well.

I will always have great memories of my time in Milwaukee. It was not my choice to leave. I hope you saw how much I cared through my on field performance. I want you all to know I played hard and always wanted to win. I was honored to be a big part of the 08 team that made the play offs. I had a great year, starting in the middle of the season and then pitching out of the pen. My favorite memory to date is finishing the game late September vs the cubs. Again thank you Milwaukee I was honored to be a brewer.
The move was long suspected and much maligned. I think I speak for all Brewers fans when I say we're sorry to see him go and he will be missed. Milwaukee doesn't forget players who make a major impact in a playoff year and McClung certainly did that. His play down the stretch was untouchable and unforgettable.

Here's hoping he signs with an AL team so we don't have to see him pitch against us. We wish him nothing but the best, if you are on twitter be sure to send him you best wishes!

Now starts the "Re-sign Seth McClung campaign," Who's with me?

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