Winner of the 2007 Jaret Wright Memorial “I Did Not See That Coming” Trophy. After 15 uninspiring innings in 2006, Moylan started off the year in the minors, but only threw two innings for Richmond before getting called up. He … Finish Reading
I actually like Yates more now, coming off a season in which he put up a 5.18 ERA, than I did last year, when his ERA was 3.96. This is partly because his statistical components were better. He walked 31 … Finish Reading
The Braves started the season with three Closers™ in the bullpen. At the end, there was only one, Soriano, who should start the year as the closer. Since the Braves’ closer role is cursed, something eventually will happen to him, … Finish Reading
Jo-Jo Reyes should be the odd man out of the rotation picture, unless a move is made. I could be wrong, but I can’t see him actually passing James, and Jurrjens is a better fit stylewise. (Hampton, of course, won’t … Finish Reading
Braves record in Smoltz starts: 18-14
In Hudson starts: 22-12
In James starts: 17-13
Aggregate: 57-39, .594.
In starts by everyone else (“Bud-Jo Redavier”): 27-39, .409… Finish Reading
I really think Jurrjens would benefit from time in AAA, but all indications are that he’s pencilled into the rotation, even ahead of James. Since Mike Hampton will never pitch for the Braves again, there’s really nobody to force him … Finish Reading
A #3 starter is the middle of the rotation, so an average #3 starter should be average. Chuck was essentially average last year — a 4.24 ERA in a 4.26 context — so why is everyone giving him a hard … Finish Reading
So, uh, this guy came up in 1987. In 1991, he… Look, normally I do a bio for new signings, but I think I can skip it in this case.
Glavine won 61 games for the Mets over the last … Finish Reading
See, that was what the Braves are paying him for. Hudson finished seventh in the league in ERA, third in innings, and fifth in wins; he didn’t figure in the Cy Young voting because of a late fade, but was … Finish Reading