There are worse pitchers, but I don’t think Foster is the sort of guy who pushes a team forward. He was actually okay last year, a 4.15 ERA, picked up a save. Bobby used him as a LOOGY and McBride … Finish Reading
Cormier, once ace of the Alabama Crimson Tide and your blogger’s neighbor, has terrible Major League stats. I mean, they’re just awful. His ERA is 6.21, he walks nearly five men per nine innings, his strikeout rate is at best … Finish Reading
Sorry, had to let that out. I don’t get him. He really should be a better pitcher than he is; he has two good pitches and good control, but he hasn’t had good strikeout numbers (except for 2004) and … Finish Reading
Needs another pitch. That fastball thing he throws, that’s a good pitch, but it’s not that good. You can get by with one pitch if that one pitch is Mariano Rivera’s cut fastball. Otherwise, you need a changeup.
The Braves’ … Finish Reading
The Braves. Still without a closer, they likely will trade for another reliever, probably a hard-throwing youngster, by Opening Day.
Um… Ken… I’m not saying that the Braves won’t do that. … Finish Reading
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Like McBride, Boyer was converted to the bullpen after some struggles in the high minors. Boyer started off really well for the big league Braves, but got hurt, another one of those mysterious injuries that always worry me… After giving … Finish Reading
I like him a lot. He reminds me a little of Mike Stanton in his build and pitching style, which may sound like faint praise but Stanton’s about to start his eighteenth Major League season and is one of the … Finish Reading
Obviously you have to give Schuerholz credit for trading a utility infielder and getting back the second-most valuable pitcher on the 2005 staff. His 2.55 ERA looks for all the world like a fluke, one his peripheral stats can’t maintain. … Finish Reading