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Thank God we didn’t trade for Dontrelle Willis. After being the worst pitcher anyone has ever seen so far in 2008, he was optioned to Single-A Lakeland today to overhaul his mechanics and try to remember how to throw strikes.
If the “[Expletive Dave Samson]” quote from Bavasi had a negative effect on our ability to trade with the Marlins, then we should induct “[Expletive Dave Samson]” into the Mariners hall of fame. This season has been horrible, but at least we haven’t had to watch D-Train fall apart.
I’ve got a slightly longer writeup on Dontrelle’s situation over at fangraphs. /end self promotion.