Steve Trachsel has been one of the Orioles' most pleasant surprises this season. Inside, we break down his statistics to try and decipher if his hot start is sustainable.
ITW answers a few e-mails from readers. The topics under review include the Trachsel-for-Benson swap in the rotation, as well as where a few young Orioles would rank on the top prospect list if they were still eligible.
February 13, 2007
General manager Omar Minaya said he's already discussing the Mets' offseason priorities with his staff. What to do with right-hander Steve Trachsel will no doubt be a topic.
October 19, 2006
NEW YORK – Jeff Suppan has the ball Thursday for St. Louis, if necessary. The Mets' Game 7 starter goes by the initials T.B.A., not that his identity matters much now.
October 18, 2006
Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson is known in baseball circles for a variety of unorthodox teaching techniques -- one of which involves working with his staffers to devise their own secret code words to repeat to themselves before delivering their pitches in order to (hopefully) trigger the proper mechanical response.
October 15, 2006
By the end of the second inning, five Cardinals had already crossed the plate, Darren Oliver was stalking off the pitcher's mound and Steve Trachsel had made his way to the clubhouse, leaving with injuries to both his right leg and his pride.
October 14, 2006
NEW YORK – From the moment he first set his bags in the New York Mets clubhouse, this was the atmosphere Steve Trachsel envisioned. October baseball, playoff excitement, a swelled Shea Stadium and each one of his deliberate pitches taking on added importance.
October 13, 2006
The Mets' intent was to never let the series get back to New York, as much as they've enjoyed playing at home this season and with the built-in cushion of a guaranteed deciding game.
October 8, 2006