Friday, May 13, 2005
May 13th, 1971
Mike Sirotka Born
Caveat Emptor is one of the basic rules of life, and Mike Sirotka is a living example of just how important a rule to remember it can be. Following a pretty good 2000 (15-10 with a 3.79 ERA, good for 3rd in the
It worked out for neither team. Wells got injured midway through the season for the White Sox, and had to go under the knife for surgery after going just 5-7 with a distinctly un-ace 4.47 ERA, while the team itself slumped to eighty three wins after winning ninety five the season before.
On its face, this was a good trade for both teams, a contender getting a veteran ace, an up-and-coming team getting an up-and-coming lefty. However, given the benefit of some ex post facto analysis, we can see it was in toto, a bad move all around.