There’s some comments over at No Pepper about the Braves’ chapter in Baseball Prospectus 2005, which seems to have been written by a chimp. Leaving aside the introductory essay, which duplicates some of JC’s study on Leo Mazzone but … Finish Reading
The nominal return for dumping Eli Marrero’s contract, but probably has the inside track for the last righthanded bullpen spot. I got my Baseball Prospectus this weekend, which is a relief because I really didn’t know anything about Vasquez but … Finish Reading
Supposedly, a deal will be announced tomorrow or the day after, three or four seasons. The last sticking point seems to be the nature of the fourth year. Hudson wants that year … Finish Reading
A good way to think about Gabe White may be as the anti-Gryboski. I know I talk too much about Gryboski and these reliever profiles are in danger of turning into a long comparison of everyone with my least-favorite reliever, … Finish Reading
… Finish Reading
macthomason (Tuscaloosa, AL): Would Andy Marte still be considered the #1 prospect if (as seems likely) shifted to an outfield corner?
Rany Jazayerli: If Andy Marte played left field
Normally, I would fill out the bullpen with two more names, then do an entry for “other relief possibilities” here. In this case, though, I think I’ll do separate entries for a number of pitchers because I’m not sure about … Finish Reading
Not as much of a given as the other guys I’ve listed, but Colon will probably have to pitch his way out of a job. Before 2003, Colon was just another guy, a righthanded starter with mediocre minor league numbers. … Finish Reading
We’re stuck with him. The Braves felt they needed a lefty in the pen and didn’t trust Sam McConnell, much less Buddy Hernandez. So they traded for Martin. Martin is a totally fungible reliever, a guy you never commit to, … Finish Reading
I think everyone here knows that I’m not a Gryboski fan. He’s not exactly a bad pitcher, but he’s not actually good, either. He’s a mediocrity, and I don’t understand the commitment the Braves have made to him.
Gryboski put … Finish Reading