Nate Robertson Traded for Magic Beans
Good night, sweet prince.
Really? I come back early only to see Our Hero shipped off to the Marlins with cash for, wait for it...ANOTHER lefty reliever? This is not how things were supposed to go down. So much comic material wasted!
The Tigers sent Nate and his tender groin to Florida with cash considerations in return for Jay Voss, who was ranked by Baseball America as the Fish's 23rd best prospect. He is projected as being a lefty specialist out of the pen. One can only imagine the erection that Dave Dombrowski had while acquiring yet another left-handed reliever. Really, Dave? WTF? You, sir, have a fetish problem with these lefties.
Voss split time between A ball and AA ball last year with a 2.72 ERA, 8.3 K/9, and 3.3 BB/9 according to mlbtraderumors.com. Welcome to Detroit, kid. Try not to piss me off.
In seven years with the Tigers, Nate went 51-68 with a 4.87 ERA. In 1042.2 innings pitched, he allowed 1149 hits, 145 homers, walked 374, and struck out 709. In other words, he sucked. And he is namesake of this blog due to being so terrible, yet almost universally loved by Tiger fans along with Brandon Inge and Clete Thomas.
However, Robertson was capable of eating innings and at times showed signs of being a decent middle-of-the-rotation starter. Nate was always described as a great guy off and on the field. I'm sure the Marlins are going to be happy with his presence in the clubhouse. And moving to the National League and playing for a new contract might just propel Nate into having a decent year in 2010.
So, that's it. Ding dong, Our Hero's dead.
And Nate, no hard feelings. I hope you win the NL Cy Young.
Do I need to change the blog name now? Is deathtodonkelly.com taken?
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