Wondering where all the posts have been lately? Like many in Illinois, my power has been out for a couple of days. I’m back in business, trying to catch up.
We’ll start with Bob Wickman. He’s been designated for assignment. Sometime during the next ten days, he’ll be traded or claimed off waivers. The move was brought about both by Wickman’s mediocre pitching and attitude towards pitching in non-save situations. This year, his control slipped and has luck on hits allowed ran out simultaneously. The result? Too many baserunners for a late-inning reliever. My guess is that the 38 year-old will retire now or after the season.
Rafael Soriano has been decent aside from home runs allowed, and he’ll have first crack at ninth inning duties until Octavio Dotel returns.