How, exactly, does Jeff Fassero make this team?
I mean, he's just as useless as Jason Christiansen, only seven years older.
He last had a decent year four seasons ago in 2001, which is bad enough, if it weren't made worse by the fact that he stunk the four years previous to 2001.
Do 42 year-old leopards change their spots?
I really, really think that this decision was made because Jeff Fassero was the oldest guy left to pick, and Sabean possibly felt the need to replace his almost-42-year-old in Bonds with already-42 Fassero.
So, you cut Wayne Franklin, and then take Fassero? Would Al Levine have been that bad?
Or, here's an idea. We already have two left-handers in the bullpen...why not go ahead and keep Brian Dallimore?
This is a man in Fassero who had some poor statistics last season, like a 1.3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a 1.62 WHIP. Oh, but he was in Colorado, right? Coors Field inflated, right?
Yeah, okay, so let's go to his previous year with the Cardinals...hm, his WHIP was actually higher at 1.65, and his HR/9 was .73 in Colorado...and 2.00 in St. Louis.
So while a year younger and in much less of an offensive environment, Fassero was actually a worse pitcher.
...it's going to take me a little while to get over this stupid, useless move.