Tuesday, May 03, 2005

How Many GMs Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb?

Can someone please explain to me why they haven't made a roster decision on Eischen's replacement yet? Anyone?

I can understand that the timing of the Sunday night game and the long plane trip can screw things up, but it was pretty clear that Eischen was going to be out at least two weeks. Why wasn't there a reliever on the first plane from New Orleans to LA?

The only thing that I could think of was that they're waiting for Tony Armas. He pitched on Saturday, meaning he won't be available again til Thursday or so anyway. But, even if that's the case, why don't they call up a reliever in the meantime? He could sit on the bench a few games, pitch in a pinch, and then be demoted a few days from now when Armas is ready.

But, that'd probably require the team to go begging to the Lords of Park Avenue for an increase in their travel budget. We can't have that.


The Moonie Times has an interesting stat about the quality of our bullpen and the crappiness of Horgan and Osuna.
The unit's combined 5.51 ERA is a bit misleading because it includes both Horgan and Osuna (who had an astronomical 42.43 ERA at the time of his injury). Minus those two, Washington's bullpen ERA was an impressive 2.37 entering last night's game.


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