Former Mets starter Steve Trachsel, currently in Orioles camp, as interviewed in Monday’s Journal News by John Delcos.
When the subject of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series in St. Louis and his departure from the Mets was broached, Trachsel responded with a curt, œI know what happened.
And that is?
œNothing I want to talk to you guys about, was his brushback pitch of an answer.
What really happened that day in St. Louis? Why didn™t the team try to bring back his production? How much did Trachsel leaving the team to attend to personal matters before the playoffs factor in this?
œI know what happened, Trachsel said in a tone that did not mask his resentment.
œI™m just not going to say.
As it got closer to spring training, was it frustrating for him to be sitting around and waiting for a call?
Trachsel did not appreciate the question.
œI wasn™t sitting around and I wasn™t waiting, said Trachsel, who was prepared for retirement when the Orioles called.
œThree weeks ago, I was ready to stay home and play with the kids. I wasn™t ready (to retire), but I was prepared.