Was it just me or was it that Livan, with a few exceptions, always seemed to have the Braves’ number when he played for the Nats. I had high hopes as well but knew that some how whatever magic he did have was only against the Bravos. Now give me my “Meds!”
“It’s a little disheartening I guess because I went down there to be a starter,” Medlen said. “But things happen and they make plans and they don’t always work out. My entire career has been based on doing what I can for the team to help us win. Winning makes everything a lot better. I’ll do anything. I’m back in the bullpen and I’m going to make the most out of that.”
Glad he’s got such a good attitude, but they jerked him around. Starters get more money. He was good starter for Atlanta and they took it away from him, then demoted him to get him ready for it again, then took it away from him before he got to start a game. Clowns.
Medlen, my love grows every day. Need to work on a haiku.
And I will say it again, he is completely wasted in the bullpen. If he had started from the beginning of his career in Atlanta, showing the brilliance he has shown when he has been given the opportunity to start, it would be outrageous that he is in the bullpen. Our team would be so much better of he was starting every 5th day instead of Minor or Delgado or Hanson. He’s better than all those guys. And it’s not even close.
The Medlen thing is really crazy. I’m guessing we’ll talk it about it Sunday night…
Hell of a 6th inning tonight. That inning, more than just being a streak buster, had the look of sending the team back in the right direction. This team is crazy streaky and I bet this just started a good one.
It’s good to see Meds handle the situation like a professional. Maybe the people behind his mistreatment can start to be professionals, too. I’m sorry, that’s disgraceful treatment of an asset from a management standpoint.