I think that Detroit writer feels like he broke up with his girlfriend that he didn’t appreciate and later sees her with another man looking 10 times better. So he says negative things about her to make himself feel better even though in his head he’s like DAMN!!
#16- Lowe’s been very mediocre for a while now. Over his last 8 starts he’s averaged just a little over 5 innings a start, has given up a total of 24 earned runs (ERA of 4.70), opponents batting average against him is .279 and OBP against is .330. I mean, it’s not very good.
Boy, what a snubb Bochy is giving Kimbrel — says he’ll pitch Wilson if it’s a save situation. Go out to MLB web site and look at bothe of their stats. Kimbrel has pitched more innings, has had more save opps, has earned more saves, has a lower WHIP and an ERA that’s nearly one run less than Wilson. Well, I guess Kimbrel will close if it’s a two-run game in favor of the NL and the AL go yard on Wilson.
on bullpen management, i like saving kimbrel for the save, if you can. but i also dont like using proctor in that situation. but, the problem here is not bullpen management, its bullpen personnel. get proctor out of there. seriously, he has no business on this team. and, if the braves could make one move, it should be for a righty out of the pen that can strike guys out.
#36 – I totally understand that Bochy will use Wilson over Kimbrel. Not from a baseball perspective, but from a what the AS game has become perspective. Whether it’s the every team has to have someone at the game to the coach bs like the closer thing or the Volgesang pick, it’s not treated like a real game. Pretty much in any way. Good thing home field advantage still rides on it.
1) Braves can not afford to pick up salary, but can afford to give up good prospects in exchange for Twins paying salary.
Cuddyer (who will probably be highly sought by others including the Phillies – so he will cost a bit) for Randall Delgado and Todd Cunningham (which is probably better than anyone else can offer), asking the Twins to cover his $3.5 mil salary for the rest of the year.
2) Stats against lefties:
Overall this year: 298, .369, .474
Against lefties this year: .369, .470, .726
Against lefties, carreer: .293, .382, .495
Can play left (platoon w/ Henske while Chipper on DL and Prado in infield).
When Chipper comes back and Prado moves to left, can play LF when resting Chipper (which he will probably need), RF when resting Heyward, 1B when resting Freeman and otherwise comes off bench.
4) If he walks at end of year, he is Type A which nets Braves to top-50 draft picks (more or less what they gave up for him).
The author assumes that they will trade McLouth for “whatever” to move him and open a roster spot (removing that salary and buyout).
With McLouth leaving, a CF back-up becomes a need with which he proposes to aquire Omar Infante.
Infante has struggled in Fla. so might only cost a Grade-C prospect with upside. He is owed about $850K, so w/o McLouth, the price is right. Infante would replace Lugo (read Lu-GONE) on the bench and be able to back-up Gonzalez and Schafer.
So, for two Grade-A and one Grade-C prospects we make out line-up against lefties better, improve our bench and get two top-50 draft picks at the end of the year.