I just scanned the list of available free agents and I noticed Steve Trachsel’s name. He hasn’t been linked to anybody. Fifteen wins, you’d somebody would talk with him.
Fifteen wins or not, Trachsel was pretty bad last year. In fact, Baseball Prospectus calculated that he was the luckiest pitcher in the NL in 2006. They found that if he received league-average offense support, he would have finished with a 9-10 record (instead of 15-8).
And, at 36-years-old, he’s not likely to get better. Still, he should be able to get at least a one-year, $2 million deal, no? If nothing else, he can be relied upon to provide 150-175 (extremely boring) innings with a 5.00 ERA.
I answered your other post regarding wins and losses and thought about mentioning Steve Trachsel in agreeing with you that W/L is painting with a broad brush. He’s as good as he’s ever going to be, and a one-year contract is probably the most he’ll get.
I think he will do better and may get a multi year $8/yr deal.
The big name is off the books. ppl still need pitching and he doesnt get hurt and takes the ball.
he is not good, but he is a vet who can handle the ups and downs and you plug him in.
he also tosses the occassional gem. if you think he gets less than a journey reliever you are mistaken.
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