I know it's the Pirates, but the man had an 0-6 record with 9.75 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP coming into the game.
Does he just tank on purpose at the beginning of each year? Is he high? There has to be some kind of rational explanation for this.
I guess his trade stock just went from 'junk' to 'don't buy'. Another good start and he'll be up to 'risky'.