But wait, there’s more…
Seems Jerry Dipoto wants to party like it is 2005. Which, it just so happens, was the last time that Mark Mulder was relatively effective. He then tore his rotator cuff in 2006. He made three appearances in ’07 and three more in ’08, but since then has been an analyst for ESPN.
June 26, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; ESPN analyst and MLB former pitcher Mark Mulder before the game between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Reports are saying that he was sitting between 88-92 MPH with his fastball during his workout earlier this offseason, and that he has generated interest from several teams. But he is most likely only going to get a Minor league deal, and any thoughts of getting a big league contract should be met with immediate institutionalization.
The move would provide the Angels with more depth, though. Dipoto has been stocking up on lefties in the same way that a person would stock up on provisions and ammunition in preparation of the zombie apocalypse. It wouldn’t be the kind of move that would hurt the team, but it would be a very deft move if the cards fell right, and Mulder became a solid bullpen option for the Angels.
Or he will just raise the amount of players on the 25-man roster that are too close to colostomy bag use for my taste. But that’s a whole different ball of nonsense for another time.