After reading about Dave Mlicki’s dreadful 2001 season, one might be curious about what kind of player the Tigers would receive in exchange for Mlicki’s “services”. It’s actually exactly what you’d expect.
Midseason 2001, the Tigers got tired of Mlicki’s awful pitching. At the same time, the Astros had become disenchanted with Jose Lima. The result was the equivalent of two people exchanging partially chewed Doritos.
At the time of the trade, our two pitchers had performed to the tune of:
After the trade, each pitcher got slightly less terrible:
Who won this trade? Probably nobody.