Monday, January 19, 2009
MacPhail Reunited With Yet Another MacPhailure
"Yeah. They look pretty messed up to me." "I don't remember asking you to take a look, but thanks."
Corey Patterson, Jason Dubois, Freddy Bynum, Luis Montanez, Scott Moore, and now Felix Pie have all now found their way to Baltimore to be reacquainted with the engineer of their downfalls, Andy MacFail. Pie was traded yesterday for LHP Garrett Olsen and minor league RHP Henry Williamson. Olsen went 9-10 with a 6.65 ERA and a not so great 1.73 WHIP in 26 starts last year, but has the minor league numbers and talent to make him attractive to a team looking for a young starting pitching prospect to replace a departing starter, possibly one whose name rhymes with Bake Cheavy. Williamson has an excellent 5-1 strikeout to walk ratio in two minor league seasons and has held opponents to batting averages of .228 and .221 in that time. The sad part, of course, is that this mean's Felix has officially made this team's roster. Good bye Felix, and no hard feelings, wouldn't want you to get your testes all in a bunch or anything. Ba dum bum pssh!