San Diego Padres hold charity bake-sale--Trevor gets free cookies, but fans must pay
The closing billboard read by the Padres announcer at the end of the game last night was to the effect, "x# saves today and going for the all-time total in saves." So that's why Trevor was finally rehired this season by San Diego & why he refuses to pitch more than 1 inning in a game & hasn't for almost 2 years. The whole thing is just a cosmetic scheme--he does the absolute minimum amount of work required to get him a contrived record. How nice the team is in a position to offer a player this kind of favor while cheapening the efforts of other closers/late inning relievers who've already given their teams many more innings, more GF, more wins, and more "opportunities" converted.
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