Dave Williams gave the Mets another good start last night, going 7 innings, allowing 3 runs, walking 1 and striking out 5.

In three starts with the Mets, his ERA is 3.79 and his WHIP is 1.26.

The Mets sent him back to AAA after last night’s game.

Can anyone give me a logical explanation why the Reds gave him to the Mets for nothing, rather than sending him to Louisville and/or putting him on the DL?

3 Responses

  1. Chad

    I’ll never understand this one. There is lots about which Krivsky deserves to be praised. Just giving away Williams — a young pitcher who had demonstrated major league success — rather than demoting him or giving him an MRI was complete insanity.

    Pitchers that are Williams’ age and have put up numbers like he has in the past don’t just fall off the earth (unless they are Steve Blass or Rick Ankiel). It was reasonable to think Williams might have been hurt…and he had options!

    I complained about it then, and I still don’t understand it. Made no sense.

  2. Beethoven

    In case you haven’t heard, Dave Williams has comproming photos of Wayne Krivsky and said send me to a first place team or else. I’ve seen them. I think they were photoshopped (if not, props to wayne), but it worked.

  3. Cary

    The key words there are “three starts.” The least of the Reds’ worries ought to be letting chaff like Dave Williams go. Folks should long for the day when they don’t pine after never will-bes like Williams.