Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Transplanted Ex-Mets Update: Trachsel is an Oriole
Apparently Jim Duquette has a quota on ex-Mets. After learning Kris Benson would miss all of the 2007 season with a rotator cuff injury, the Orioles scooped up Stephen Christopher Trachsel, signing him to a one year deal worth approx. $3.1 million. According to the Baltimore Sun, Trachsel "will be compete with prospects Hayden Penn and Garrett Olson for the No. 5 spot in the rotation," but that sounds unlikely to me. If a team hands a guy $3mil in guaranteed money, they are slotting him to pitch.