You are actually very right in that assumption. That's exactly the way it went down. He got those preseason reps in an effort to showcase him for a potential trade. That never happened. But it has to be tough for someone to do well at their job and then have it not matter one bit. Absolutely. Make no mistake, my blame for Marinelli in no way absolves Taco of his own share of it. Did Rod Marinelli "predict" it when he campaigned for the guy? Do we blame Taco for being who he always was, or do we blame the guy that mistakenly thought he could "change" that guy?