The Mets just signed Steve Trachsel to a one-year extension through 2006. As a Mets fan, I can only ask, “Why?” Steve Trachsel has put together a couple of good years for the Mets, but he was already under contract for this year, with an option for 2005. Why add another year that guarantees the Mets will have him for his 33, 34 and 35 year-old seasons?
The Mets need to get younger, not older. And Trax is the kind of pitcher who gives you the feeling that midnight is fast approaching, and the pitching mound is about to turn into a pumpkin.
I do like this quote from Duquette, however, about Trachsel’s 2006 salary: “It’s so ridiculously complicated, it’s not worth explaining.”