Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 11/14/14
This former lefty reliever began his career with the Giants and ended it with the Dodgers; in between he was a Phucco (Phillies- 2009, Buccos- 2010). In his career he compiled a 10-5 record in 222 games with a 5.14 ERA/1.65 WHIP. Amaro acquired him for catcher Ronny Paulino. His lone season in Philly was a bust, with an ERA near 5, a WHIP of almost 2, and more walks than strikeouts. This "phlashback" is not really intended to bemoan celebrate Taschner's failures accomplishments on the mound. Rather, it is to see what he's up to these days, which is being a Wisconsin cop. Thanks to one of WSBGMs Facebook friends who supplied the link."I got ready this winter like I did every winter, but my velocity dropped so that the major leagues decided I was no longer needed. With baseball especially being on the mound you have to know who's on first, second, what's going on in the box. With police work it's kind of the same way. I can't honestly say I'd rather be anywhere else."~Jack Taschner
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