The Padres Used Thad Weber Like A Cheap Whore

The Padres have gotten off to an abysmal start this year, losing 10 of their first 12 games. The biggest reason for the horrid start has been the Padres starting pitching, or lack thereof. Going into Monday’s game vs. the Dodgers, Padres starters were averaging less than 5 innings a start, which is a recipe for disaster. 

It is disconcerting that the Padres needed to bring in bullpen reinforcements in week two of the season, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The Padres were forced to dip into the Triple-A roster and pluck an arm to eat innings. It also cost infielder Cody Ransom his job. 

The Padres designated infielder Cody Ransom(0-10 on the season) to give the Padres a 13th arm on the pen. Edinson Volquez got bombed in his last outing, lasting just 3.1 innings against the Rockies. The Padres brought in Weber to eat some innings.

Weber, who is 28, was claimed off of waivers last year when Detroit let him go. The Padres had him on the 40-man roster for a bit, but moved him off to clear space for other. All of the other 29 teams passed on him. Suffice to say, Thad Weber is just a guy.

Weber did his job — getting the Padres through 3.2 innings. He did give up a couple of runs, but his performance greatly superseded Volquez’s, who has pitched parts of nine big league seasons.

Weber allowed the Padres to save some of their arms and did get some outs, all while not completely embarrassing himself. His reward? An all-expenses(I think) back to Tucson, to languish in the minors. Weber never had a chance.

Thad_WeberThe Padres knew they needed an arm and Weber was most likely the freshest one available. The organization had no intention of having Weber stick around through Saturday. The plan was to use him and dispose of him. Kind of like a whore. He came, he pitched, he was escorted out. Dude probably never had a chance to unpack his luggage. If he was smart, he probably packed an outfit in a paper bag. Sometimes baseball can be a cruel game. The Padres were a heartless pimp, Thad Weber the low-class whore. 

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