The Braves have indicated that only three of their relievers are “certainties” for next year. Which is weird, because I just had two when I started planning this piece. (Note, I’m just going to predict what’s going to be the case at the start of real games, not what will happen in the season. Starting … Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here? 2006.3: The Bullpen of DOOM“
ESPN.com – MLB – Marlins fire Girardi after one year, hire Braves’ Gonzalez When did they start talking to him? Can we level a tampering charge or something? Congratulations to Fredi, who won’t particularly be missed. I want Blauser for the third base coach job. UPDATE: Watch your head!
Two pitchers who are getting paid like stars but who can’t be expected for more than journeyman work. Let’s start with Tim Hudson.
The Braves find themselves with no major free agent questions for this offseason. Baez can not be offered arbitration and wants to close, so he will be gone. John Thomson and Chris Reitsma probably will not be offered arbitration either after their disastrous seasons; the other potential free agents are fringe players. For whatever reason, … Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here? 2006.1: Andruw and Marcus”
ESPN.com – MLB – Box Score – Astros at Braves The Cards probably aren’t going to give us Adam Wainwright back, but they should at least vote John Smoltz a playoff share. Smoltz went six shutout innings, pitching around six hits and three walks, striking out five. He needed 107 pitches to do it, so … Continue reading “Braves 3, Astros 1”
I break my silence to praise the Lord: After today, I won’t have to watch the 2006 Braves ever again.