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Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

Posted on: May 29, 2011 2:14 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Armando GalarragaRemember when Armando Galarraga was honored as all that is right with baseball? He's not doing much to help that image.

Galarraga had his perfect game blown by Jim Joyce's bad call at first, but instead of argue or pout, he went out and got the next batter out, won the game and refused to blast the umpire. The next day he shook the hand of the apologetic umpire. It was a great story, except there was no "happily ever after."

Galarraga went 8-13 with a 4.82 ERA in his 21 starts last season after the not-perfect game and was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in January. In eight starts for the Diamondbacks this season, the right-hander went 3-4 with a 5.91 ERA and blew up at a reporter when asked following his last outing if he was worried about his spot in the rotation. The next day he was outright to Triple-A Reno.

He's scheduled to make his first appearance for the Aces today against Sacramento after being rained out last night.

Speaking to Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal, Galarraga again expressed his anger at being sent down.

"I don't think there's anything specific I need to work on," Galarraga said. "Whatever they say, I don't care."

As for why he accepted the assignment to Reno instead of choosing free agency?

"The money," he said. "They have to pay me $2.3 million to come here."

Galarraga also defended his pitching this season -- saying he pitched well in his first three starts because his team won those games. In those three games, he went 18 innings, allowed 12 earned runs and 18 hits, including six home runs. In toss starts, he was actually pretty lucky, with a .240 batting average on balls in play. Even though he hasn't pitched in the big leagues since May 16, his 13 home runs allowed are the third-most allowed by any pitcher in the National League, trailing the 14 allowed by Bronson Arroyo and Brett Myers, who have pitched 20 and 26 more innings than Galarraga, respectively.

While Galarraga's attitude toward his team's front office isn't going to win him any friends, it's hard to fault him for not giving up on $2.3 million. That's a lot of money -- and when you're giving up home runs at that rate, it may not be easy to find another taker for your pitching services.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:13 am
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 3:07 am
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

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Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:34 am
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

How's your Cubs doing cco22inf, that's right there losing as usually an't that right boy. Before you write something stupied boy look it up and make sure that your team is doing better then the one your talking trash about because as of right now the D-backs are in first place in the NL West boy, how about yours. Little kids like cco22inf should not be on line on less they are at least 18 years or older and know something about baseball too

Wow, simmer down kiddo. Didn't get your cup of warm milk and a tummy rub? I wasn't knocking the Dbacks, you Dbag. I was knocking Armando individually. Sorry you couldn't see that. Didn't mommy teach you any manners? 



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

What a tool this kid is.  If this bum can throw a perfect game, just goes to prove a million monkey's typing for a million years would eventually recreate Shakespeare.  Keep the money for sure, worse players have gotten more, but man up and admit you are pitching like a stiff.  What a great story in the desert with Arizona getting ahead of teams generally considered more talented.   



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

At least he's smart enough to realize no other team thinks he's worth a spot on the roster and $2.3 million.



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

who gives a crap what he says or thinks, gibson made a choice and got rid of him. Guess what they are now in 1st place.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

How's your Cubs doing cco22inf, that's right there losing as usually an't that right boy. Before you write something stupied boy look it up and make sure that your team is doing better then the one your talking trash about because as of right now the D-backs are in first place in the NL West boy, how about yours. Little kids like cco22inf should not be on line on less they are at least 18 years or older and know something about baseball too.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: May 29, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Galarraga still unhappy with D-backs

Well well, turns out he's a Dbag kid like everyone else. Big surprise.


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