Francisco Liriano was sent back down to the minors following both Tommy John surgery and an 11.32 ERA start. "He could be there for awhile."
All of a sudden I'm feeling like the worst trade ever could turn out to be simply a normal just bad one. Nathan and Bonser for Pierzynski doesn't look that horrid given their performances since the trade.
The parts that make it bad are that AJP didn't play that way for *us* and that Nathan's success as a closer had a lot of uncertainty considering he wasn't even tried that way before.