Thursday, May 3, 2012

What They're Saying About Jhoulys Chacin's Demotion

In case you haven't heard (or couldn't watch), yesterday's game was pretty fun. Heaven & Helton

Of course the big story after yesterday's game was the demotion of right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to Triple A - Colorado Springs. It certainly wasn't an unexpected piece of news after his rough outing on Tuesday night capped a brutal first month to his season. And if you back to 2011 you'll find his stretch of hot garbage actually extends all the way back to last June. 

If those painful visuals and numbers still left some doubt in your mind that Chacin needed physical and mental maintenance away from Coors Field, I'm sure the stinging words from manager Jim Tracy after the game made it clear it was only a matter of time... 

"Our starting pitching tonight was awful."

"I need to sleep on it, but you just can't go out and pitch like that. You just can't"

So there you go.  

I'm not sure anyone has a firm understanding or explanation as to what exactly is wrong with Chacin. Who knows, there may be a lot of somethings wrong that will take weeks, if not months, to iron out. The answers just aren't there, but the bloggers and writers have jobs to do and several of them have been weighing in over the past 24 hours.

Here's a quick rundown.