The way I see it, this was a reasonable calculated gamble that probably will not pay off. At the time it was made, Trachsel had done the following in his previous six starts:
Originally Posted by nathanKent
-held Boston to no runs in 6 innings
-held Seattle to 2 runs in 5.2 innings
-held Boston to 3 runs in 6.1 innings
-held Toronto to 3 runs in 6.2 innings
-held Minnesota to 1 earned run in 7.1 innings
-held Tampa to 1 run in 6 innings
It wasn't a bad move when it was made. We had 3 lefties, and 2 righties in the rotation, and Marquis was and is scary inconsistent. If Trachsel had worked out, we would have picked up a decent righty late into the season when just about every contender was looking for starting arms. The fact that we gambled and lost--well it happens. I'm not blindly defending Hendry--he's made bad moves before, but I don't count this one among them. I'd rather evaluate a move based on known information at the time of the move.
Last edited by Scartissue; 09-27-2007 at 03:40 PM.
To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.