I've never really heard anyone complain about good luck. Every GM has both shades of luck from time to time. Solarte was out there for every GM to consider;
I thought it was DePaula's value where we disagreed ... it was Solarte.
FWIW, I hope Solarte sticks in SD ... I liked his style.
Then you would be in the very small minority who feels that way.
Let's start by saying in the last 28 days, he only started in 6 games (+5 games in the minors). Erratic playing time is an understatement.
Chad was weirder because of the whole religious thing, and what he did was despicable. What Mel did was worse.
Fair enough ... but what do you think the Yankees would have done with the career minor leaguer who has hit .180/.264/.256 over the 8 weeks after his