Yeah, I'm just too lazy to check fangraphs most of the time. Firing up bb-ref is a tough habit to crack.
Still, it's enough to confirm that I remember liking Trachsel enough that he couldn't have been THAT bad. And sure enough, 140 innings of 4.5 ERA baseball feels pretty decent. It's basically what we're hoping for from Asher.
I didn't mean to imply that you should apologize and I didn't mean to hammer you. I have biases too. We all do. Every culture is full of them and every person has biases. But I definitely didn't put any words in your mouth. You expressed a clear sexual bias. No need to twist anything you said because you wrote in crystal clear, plain English. We all have unconscious biases until we see them for what they are.
To be fair, I was convinced the reports were spring fluff in 2014 when they were talking about Britton having added velocity on his sinker. Every once in a while something clicks.
I also thought it was just spring rust when Ubaldo came in and got lit up in his first spring appearance.
Don't you remember the endless conversations between Frobby and me in '07 debating if Trachsel's '06 K:BB numbers (78 and 79) were a harbinger of doom, and then how his 69 walks and 45 Ks in '07 were a giant red flag of impending implosion? Frobby went down swinging, almost to the end clinging to the idea that he was the world's only crafty righty, and the walks were almost on purpose. Taunting and teasing over-aggressive batters, never giving in.
Oh those Perlozzo Orioles. 70-92 and they sign a 36-year-old starter with 4.3 BB/9 and 4.3 K/9, an 86-mph fastball, and the pace of a tortoise on Quaaludes.