This from philly.com:
The Phillies made a move to bolster their starting rotation, agreeing to terms with right-handed pitcher Ryan Franklin on Thursday, pending a physical. Franklin, who was suspended 10 days after testing positive for a steroid, went 8-15 with a 5.10 ERA in 190 2-3 innings with Seattle last season.
Wait, did you just say “bolster their starting rotation” with a pitcher who has a winning percentage of .347 while he’s on the juice? Can you imagine how awful this guy is gonna be once he kicks the habit? There’s more:
While Franklin has won at least 10 games only once, he was durable for the Mariners, making 94 starts with six complete games over the last three seasons. He also pitched over 200 innings in 2003 and 2004.
What??? He’s durable? Oh, gee whiz that’s great. I would hate for him to lose 2 out of every 3 games for only part of the season and then go out with an injury. This way, we’re gonna get to watch him lose all year long!! That’s like saying, “The Eagles may have finished 6-10 this season, but they fielded a team for all 16 games, playing each and every one for the full 60 minutes. What durability!”