Hey, DePoet would not have traded for him if he did not think he could be of immediate help.
Tank was a major chip in a minor farm system who still needed another year of fattening ... and the M's needed help right away.
Manager Cerveza still seems to be studying him to figure out when to pull the plug when Marco's mounding looks unsteady as he slips near a gopher hole. Anyway, that is still under study but we don't have to listen to any Moore about that.
I'm still a bit uncomfortable as he faces batters the second time around, maybe he is thinking too hard.
Meanwhile, someone has been feeding worms to Sugar.
Didn't a fastball used to be his mealticket?
Now's he's just sliding on by ... and that is batter after batter.
Tossing at 100+ hurting his arm?
Zunino and Ruiz conspiring against him?
New bullpen coach is only recent staff input, and why would he get into changes?
Hopefully, pulling Sugar last night was an electric message to the stopper with a high voltage cattle prod.
They are still pushing the rock up the hill ... and seem to grab it each time it begins slipping back down.
And, Dear Doctor, I told you I slid down a rock embankment and bruised my tailbone ... but that was ten weeks ago ... I would much preferred to have been scrambling through gravel as long as it wasn't sliding into the abyss.