He's coming off a great start on paper, but look at what Rotoworld said:
Mark Mulder earned his first win since August by allowing two runs -- one earned -- in eight innings tonight against the Pirates.
Facing the Pirates right now is a lot like facing the Rockies outside of Coors Field. Mulder looked pretty average tonight. He had very good location early on and he mixed up his pitches well. Stuff-wise, he threw like someone who would have given up three or four runs in six or seven innings against a good lineup. We'll be more encouraged if he does a good job against the Astros this weekend.
So it sounds like his stuff was average, even though his control improved. And let's face it, they're the Pirates (sorry, Pirates fans...when the highlight of recent memory of the team is your manager stealing first base, literally, I don't know how far y'all are going). So what I'm doing is telling other owners that the real Mulder is looking solid and looking to return to past form and then offering a bunch of trades. I'm hoping one of them will bite.
Anybody think it's a good idea?
(By the way, the trades I proposed...not asking for feedback on these since that'd make it a trade post...are Mulder and Brazoban for Hudson to the Gagne owner...and Mulder and Barmes for Oswalt to an owner who currently has Jose Valentin at SS with Crosby on the DL, and also the injury-prone Giles at 2B).