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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Diamondbacks - DLed Mulholland

Arizona Diamondbacks - Placed P Terry Mulholland on the 15-day disabled list; purchased the contract of P Casey Daigle.

Mulholland isn’t any different than a million of mop-up guys that, well, stink, but he always has that side effect that when you see his name, you might think of Mulholland Drive and hot lesbians.  You don’t suggest that I open my eyes and watch him pitch, do you?

Casey Daigle’s main job this season will be driving back and forth from I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson when the pitchers the Diamondbacks would prefer to have are unavailable for various reasons.  In all fairness, Daigle pitched very well in the minors after being converted to full-time relief but it’s hard to shake the 2004 memory of him being yet another player a team gave a job to because of a good spring and then completely and unsurprisingly fall on his face.  Anyone else remember Abraham Nunez, Super Slugger or Scott Pose, Electric Leadoff Man?

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:25 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Robert S. Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:39 AM (#1959670)
He was alright in Tennessee last year. He won't be getting out MLB hitters unless he's learned a whole bunch of new pitches or found an extra 10 MPH on his fastball.
   2. NTNgod Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:51 AM (#1959674)
Actually, Abraham Nunez never played for the D'backs above A-ball - he was part of the Penny/Mantei deal.

(Arizona tried to weasel out of giving the Marlins Nunez as a PTBNL after the deal, IIRC... there was some to-do of some nature)

Of course, Nunez got Age-Gated by 3 years and then flopped.
   3. NTNgod Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:52 AM (#1959677)
Oops... you said *a* team, not the D'backs specifically.

My mistake.
   4. The Original SJ Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:54 AM (#1959679)
Terry Mulholland is still in the league?
   5. Dan Szymborski Posted: April 13, 2006 at 04:55 AM (#1959681)
Oops... you said *a* team, not the D'backs specifically.

Notice the Scott Pose mention, too!
   6. NTNgod Posted: April 13, 2006 at 05:00 AM (#1959683)
That would require better reading comprehension than I've been able to display this evening...
   7. CraigK Posted: April 13, 2006 at 05:12 AM (#1959704)
Terry Mullholland Drive is ###### old.

That is all.
   8. CraigK Posted: April 13, 2006 at 05:17 AM (#1959711)
Speaking of which, I found his rookie card.

Or another one; he looks a lot better clean shaven.
   9. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 13, 2006 at 05:18 AM (#1959713)
Terry Mullholland Drive is ###### old.

But Jennifer Connoly is still mad hot.

That is all that matters.
   10. DCW3 Posted: April 13, 2006 at 06:24 AM (#1959823)
But Jennifer Connoly is still mad hot.

I think you're probably confusing Mulholland Dr. with Mulholland Falls. Of course, there's really nowhere that the quoted statement *isn't* applicable. I would have no objection if it were posted in every thread.
   11. Spike Owen 10/2/1987 Posted: April 13, 2006 at 01:34 PM (#1960114)
I would have no objection if it were posted in every thread.

Careful, Randall and Admiral Ackbar might hear you.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 13, 2006 at 01:42 PM (#1960124)
I thought "Scott Pose" was an abbreviation of "Scott Podsednik".
   13. Greg Franklin Posted: April 14, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#1963012)
Terry Mulholland is still in the league?

You would've known it, had you read my D-Backs preview.

When was the last time he went on the DL? I don't remember him spending that much time on the shelf as a Twin, so I thought he was pretty healthy for an old guy.

Oh yes, he had this 2005 owie which apparently required no DL time:
May 24 - Terry Mulholland rolled over in his bed Sunday night and got a feather from his pillow caught in his right eye, according to the Star Tribune. He was expected to see an eye doctor.

When Jose Mesa and Jose Lima and Felix Heredia are roaming the camps and tryout mounds, it's a little early to slag him as a bottom-of-the-barrel mop-up guy. 2 runs allowed in 6 innings is too early to label him a disaster. As long as he is not put out there to start, I think he'll be acceptable.

May the gray goatee make a comeback.
   14. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 14, 2006 at 06:57 PM (#1963058)
I thought "Scott Pose" was an abbreviation of "Scott Podsednik".

The official shorthand for him is "Scottie Po".
   15. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 14, 2006 at 07:25 PM (#1963108)
I did read the D-backs preview, yet I forgot about Mulholland.

Daigle is one of those rare pitchers who has a wife who is a more famous pitcher.
   16. Mike Emeigh Posted: April 15, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#1963733)
Daigle is one of those rare pitchers who has a wife who is a more famous pitcher.


Speaking of which, there's this article, in which I found this amusing line:

Daigle, who played for the Class AA Tennessee Smokers


I'm sure Repoz or someone can come up with an appropriate tag line.

The baby, BTW, is due in late April.

-- MWE
   17. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 15, 2006 at 12:58 AM (#1963790)
Mulholland has one of my all-time favorite Baseball-Reference pages. So much gray, so many lines.

Which, now that I think about it, can also be said about his face.
   18. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 15, 2006 at 01:15 AM (#1963888)
i cant believe he is in the league still, what about macias he still playing? i know lenny harris is
   19. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 15, 2006 at 02:09 AM (#1964251)
"you might think of Mulholland Drive and hot lesbians."

See I think of Mulholland Drive and the guy behind the restaurant next to the dumpster, which is less good.
   20. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: April 15, 2006 at 02:58 AM (#1964563)
Mulholland has a role as the designated pick off pitcher, if nothing else.

I'll always like him for the time he spent here in Atlanta. He seemed like a class guy - I never saw any indication that he complained about being bounced from the rotation to the bullpen and back. I think he just loves to play, and would go out there every day if he could.

And he almost could, back then. Rubber arm.
   21. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 18, 2006 at 05:35 PM (#1971164)
"I think he just loves to play, and would go out there every day if he could.

And he almost could, back then. Rubber arm."

And in fact, when Mulholland took the loss in the famous/infamous June 30, 2000 game where the Braves blew an 8-1 eighth inning lead, he was displaying that rubber arm.

We all know he gave up the game-winning homerun to Piazza. But two days before, he had thrown 8 1/3 innings and over 110 pitches in a 7-4 win over the Expos.

Terry was only pitching in the Mets' game out of desperation.

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