Following up on post #26: Braves pitchers now have an active streak of 61 innings in which they have given up 0 or 1 runs. Haven’t had a multi-run inning since Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer off of Tim Hudson last Tuesday.
Nickname for this pitching staff should be the Atlanta Binaries.
“That guy impresses me all the time,” McCann said. “I worked out with him this offseason. He’s such an athlete. We’d throw the football around and he doesn’t drop a pass. He’s one of those guys that’s an unbelievable athlete; he can do anything.
“They’ve thrown a lot at him this year. They’ve asked him to start, relieve, got to the minor leagues and come back. To keep your mental makeup and your mental toughness, that says a lot about who he is. He’s here to help this team win, and that performance right there – he started right where he left off in 2010. He was one of our best starters in 2010, but he got hurt.”
Curt, how hard is this to predict: Medlen gives one more start, stretches it on more inning, gives up zero, one, or two runs, gets sent back to the pen, and the Hanson gives us three starts in a row during which he gives up a total of 12 runs (5,2,5). Is there anyone here who doesn’t think that sounds about right?
The Braves have to explore an Uggla trade in the offseason, something somewhat similar to the Lowe salary dump, right?
I don’t think he’s really as bad as he’s been recently but I also think his days as one of the top 3-4 offensive secondbasemen are done.
If they can find a solid glove man that can provide something around league average offense, I think they should move Uggla for some salary relief. There are some options that would likely come relatively cheap on the free agent market, Keppinger and Kelly Johnson stand out. The Braves would no doubt have to cover some of Uggla’s salary but it may be worth it to get some money back on his deal.
Rewatched TDKR at the matinee today. All the sound problems were fixed. That made a huge difference. Really good movie. I think it compares well with Return of the Jedi as a let-down-but-only-slightly ending to a great trilogy. And really so much better without being beaten to death by Hans Zimmer’s kettle drums.