The deal “virtually guarantees that the 36-year-old Jones will play his entire Major League career in a Braves uniform.” That’s a good thing, though sometimes it’s … Finish Reading
Normally, I do (in addition to the player analyses) “other possibilities” posts summarizing, well, other players who might make the team. I didn’t do that this year, for reasons both personal and not. At any event, the only position spot … Finish Reading
It looks like he’s made the team, and he has been pitching well this spring. Boyer has essentially been rehabbing for three years. He went down late in 2005 — ultimately leading to the Joey Devine Experience in postseason — … Finish Reading
AAR and I did a “Five Questions” and it’s up now.… Finish Reading
Another player from whom I don’t know what to expect, though for different reasons than some. There aren’t many pitchers like him — submariners/sidearmers who throw really hard — and he’d already had arm trouble. So I have no way … Finish Reading
It’s my birthday, again. I can neither confirm or deny that when I blew out the candles on the pie (yes, pie, banana cream) my wish was, “Trade Francoeur”.
Open thread.… Finish Reading
Having the best record in the Grapefruit League and $4 will get you a cup of coffee.
Infante, one of four Braves with two hits each (team total 14) … Finish Reading
Braves win, does not matter. Jurrjens gave up a couple of runs. Brandon Jones had two hits and two RBI, is hitting .360, and will not make the team. … Finish Reading
I don’t know what to expect, and I don’t think anyone else does, either. Diaz, after two outstanding years of half-time play, was completely useless — worse than Francoeur — in 2008 before tearing up his knee on a fielding … Finish Reading