Thursday, August 26, 2010
Our Hero Joins His Fourth Team This Year
The whole blog title of "DesigNate Robertson" was done as kind of a joke. I never thought it would ring true over and over and over...
Our Hero started the season with Detroit. In the spring, they decided that Dontrelle Willis was the safer bet (ha!) and shipped him off to Florida for one of Dave Dombrowski's not-so-secret fetishes, the left-handed reliever, Jay Voss. In Florida, Nate put up a record of 6-8 with a 5.47 ERA and ERA+ of 76. That sucked enough for him to be DFA'd by the Fish.
He was then picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Redbirds have a good history in helping pitchers to rediscover their old forms when a guy is down and out. Sadly for Robertson, in 20 innings for the Cards' AAA team, he was 2-1 and an ERA of 9.45. Yikes. The Cards said the same thing and let him go.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the latest team to attempt to give a home to the Patron Saint of this humble little blog. He has signed a minor league deal with them the other day and will report to their AAA team. I, as always, wish him luck.
We are paying this man $9.6 million this year to attempt to play for every NL minor league team within the same calendar year. How does Double D sleep at night?