Word on the street is Gallagher is hurt. Are the A's just running into a string of bad luck (trading hudson for meyer, record DL uses two seasons in a row, and now trading major injury risk Harden for supposedly solid Gallagher) or are they not checking out players enough before the trade for them? I personally think it's just bad luck but it's news like this that makes me second guess myself...
"Potentially more bad news for the A's, who have lost 17 of 19: Starter Sean Gallagher, obtained in the Rich Harden deal last month, is likely to go on the disabled list today to make room for Gonzalez. Gallagher has had some shoulder soreness, which might account for his four walks and two hit batters in three innings Monday. Dan Meyer is expected to take Gallagher's spot in the rotation, at least initially."
"The A's have not announced that Gallagher will be placed on the DL, but after Tuesday's game, manager Bob Geren confirmed that the right-hander has some shoulder discomfort. Earlier in the day, he had mentioned that Gallagher's next start might be pushed back but he did not explain why that might be."
*** UPDATE *** A'sfaninNC points to some rotoworld news: "Sean Gallagher is expected to go on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. That explains the wildness Monday. A source told the San Francisco Chronicle that Gallagher felt a “pop” in the shoulder in his July 25 start against Texas."
Why the hell would he go out and start again 5 days later after feeling a pop? I'm going to give the medical staff the benefit of the doubt and assume that he did not tell them about the pop. Geren needs to sit the team down and tell them if they are hurt they need to tell the training staff (hint, hint huston street) and that hiding it always makes it worse.