I absolutely love Meds and hope he isn’t traded. 13-1 in his starts last year. Is that good? Plus, he strikes me as a guy who would absolutely kill the Braves for the rest of his career if traded. I don’t really worry about that with Minor and Delgado.
Mark makes a good point about acquistions from within when we get Prado back and if Uggla hits his career numbers. The same goes for Meds and Moylo if they make it back this year. Our team could be scary good if everyone performs the way they should. We’ve been saying that for like 60+ games now…
Beachy’s demeanor: confident. From undrafted out of Indiana-Wesleyan to striking out Ichiro twice in a night. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
Nate, no idea about Bourn, though I did notice Fangraphs has him way up there in Wins Above Replacement (one behind McCann, actually…).
But ESPN can also just be way off on stuff. I know everybody says that, but this year, I’m seriously blown away with how terrible some of their baseball analysis has been. I think they have such a grip on the sports media market that they’re not even trying half the time.
Agreed. Their CFB analysis is based on what have you done for me lately, and their recruiting stuff is puzzling. I could go on for days with their CFB failures. Soccer coverage is a joke. You have 40 wash-ups to be your analysts for baseball. BBT has become unwatchable. One of my favorite 10 weekday shows. Unwatchable. Bobby V and his dyed hair need to find something else to do. Kruk has lightened up on his Phillies drum beating, but he’s still kruk. Something about Carl Ravick makes me want to punch him in the face, and how long did they stick with the Mets? Why not give that show to Stark, Kurkjian, and Olney and get some younger guys to help. It just doesn’t make sense. They do alright with me on basketball. I don’t follow other sports enough to comment on their coverage. NFL coverage gets a C-. ESPN has let itself go. That’s all I got.
•Hoping for the Yanks to acquire Jair Jurrjens or Derek Lowe? We’re not sure if either is available, but Sherman says “the Yankees’ policy has become pretty much to run away from Atlanta pitching after having successful Braves hurlers blow up on them.”
To keep Medlen over Delgado and Teheran would be nuts. Yeah, prospects are iffy, but Teheran and Delgado are about as assured as Freeman, Hanson, and Heyward were. And let’s admit they worked out great. Heyward’s had troubles, but he put up, what, 5 WAR last year? No way I’m keeping a solid #3 starter coming off TJS over a chance to have another cheap Hanson up here.
#65 – It was an awful night for Chipper last night. Particularly striking out twice, LOOKING! So un-Chipper like. I was attributing it to him being uncomfortable in the DH role, I didn’t really consider injury. Damn. That’s depressing. This lineup needs Chipper badly.
Take out the game where he got hurt, and Beachy’s last 6 starts have been phenomenal. In 37 innings, he’s given up 6 earned runs on 17 hits and 7 walks. 48 Ks, too. Includes 6 shutout innings against Milwaukee.
I’ll take Beachy over any prospect except Teheran.
After consulting Beachy’s game log, I’d probably place him behind only Teheran with the keepers. But I wouldn’t trade Delgado, either. Those last three I’d hold tight unless a long term, cost controlled very good CF was offered, which isn’t going to happen.