Braves release Proctor, call up flamethrower Vizcaino

MIAMI – The end of maligned reliever Scott Proctor’s Braves career triggered the much-anticipated arrival of flamethrower Arodys Vizcaino, a top prospect called up Wednesday from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves released Proctor and summoned Vizcaino, a 20-year-old right-hander with a fastball that’s been clocked as high as 101 mph. He arrived at Sun Life Stadium about two hours before Tuesday night’s series finale against the Marlins.

Vizcaino was 5-5 with a 3.06 ERA, 100 strikeouts and 28 walks in 97 innings this season at three minor-league levels, including eight strikeouts with no walks and one earned run in seven relief innings for Gwinnett. He made a good impression with some Braves at spring training.

“He was throwing 100 [mph] this spring,” reliever Jonny Venters said.  “I didn’t get to see him pitch a lot. But there’s no doubt that he has an electric heater. I don’t know about his other stuff, but I heard he’s got a good breaking ball. And he seemed like a real good kid. I’m pumped. He’s going to help.”

Vizcaino is the youngest of the Braves’ “big four” group of pitching prospects that includes Julio Teheran, Mike Minor and Randall Delgado. He is generally ranked as the second-best prospect of the group, slightly behind Teheran.

“I saw enough of him in the spring that I liked him,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, “and our reports say he’s been outstanding.”

The Braves finally cut the cord with Proctor, 34, who had a 6.44 ERA in 31 appearances this season and was 1-3 with a 9.16 ERA and .329 opponents’ average in his last 18 games.

Signed as a free agent after the 2009 season, Proctor never regained effectiveness after two elbow surgeries forced him to miss all of the ‘09 season with Florida.

“It just didn’t happen,” Gonzalez said. “Hopefully he gets another opportunity, which I think he will because he still throws the ball pretty good.”

Proctor finished with a 6.43 ERA in 37 appearances over parts of two seasons with the Braves. The final straw came Monday against the Marlins, when he entered in the ninth inning with an 8-3 lead and gave up two walks and a two-run homer.

The Braves had to bring in closer Craig Kimbrel to get the final two outs in that game.

Now Proctor’s been cleared out, and the Braves added a (very) young power arm to a bullpen that can use reinforcement for the workhorse trio of Kimbrel and lefties Venters and Eric O’Flaherty.

Vizcaino, a former New York Yankees prospect, made 17 starts before being moved to the bullpen in early July. The Braves said at the time that it would help them limit his innings, since was on pace to far surpass his previous career-high workload.

The muscular 6-foot Dominican is not as slender as many Latin pitching prospects his age.

Vizcaino has been starter for most of four minor-league season and could be again in the future. He’s still developing a change-up to go with his outstanding fastball – typically it’s in the 94-96 mph range — and sharp curveball, and for now he seems best suited for the bullpen.

He began the season in high-Class A Lynchburg, after missing most of the second half last season with a partially torn elbow ligament that didn’t require surgery. That injury raised caution flags, but Vizcaino was back pitching by the end of the season.

He pitched an impressive inning at the Futures Game during All-Star weekend in Phoenix, where he told the Journal-Constitution that his elbow had been fine all season and was no longer an issue.

Vizcaino was the Yankees’ third-best prospect before being traded to the Braves in the December 2009 deal for Javier Vazquez. The Braves also got outfielder Melky Cabrera and lefty Michael Dunn in that deal; both Cabrera and Dunn were traded again after the 2010 season.

Vizcaino is the last of the Braves’ four top pitching prospects to reach the majors. Teheran and Delgado made spot starts this season, and Minor was temporarily in the rotation during 2010 and is currently filling in for injured starter Jair Jurrjens.

In 2007, Teheran, Vizcaino and Rangers signee Martin Perez were the top three international amateur pitching prospects. The Yankees signed Vizcaino for $800,000, and the Braves signed Teheran for $850,000.

The end of reliever Scott Proctor’s Braves career triggered the much-anticipated arrival of flamethrower Arodys Vizcaino, a top prospect called up Wednesday from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves released Proctor and summoned Vizcaino, a 20-year-old right-hander with a fastball that’s been clocked as high as 101 mph. He arrived at Sun Life Stadium about two hours before Tuesday night’s series finale against the Marlins.

Vizcaino was 5-5 with a 3.06 ERA, 100 strikeouts and 28 walks in 97 innings this season at three minor-league levels, including eight strikeouts with no walks and one earned run in seven relief innings for Gwinnett. He left an impression with some Braves during spring training.

“He was throwing 100 [mph] this spring,” reliever Jonny Venters said.  “I didn’t get to see him pitch a lot. But there’s no doubt that he has an electric heater. I don’t know about his other stuff, but I heard he’s got a good breaking ball. And he seemed like a real good kid. I’m pumped. He’s going to help.”

Vizcaino is the youngest of the Braves’ “big four” group of pitching prospects that includes Julio Teheran, Mike Minor and Randall Delgado. He is generally ranked as the second-best prospect of the group, slightly behind Teheran.

“I saw enough of him in the spring that I liked him,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, “and our reports say he’s been outstanding.”

The Braves finally cut the cord with Proctor, 34, who had a 6.44 ERA in 31 appearances this season and was 1-3 with a 9.16 ERA and .329 opponents’ average in his last 18 games.

Signed as a free agent after the 2009 season, Proctor never regained effectiveness after two elbow surgeries forced him to miss all of the ‘09 season with Florida.

“It just didn’t happen,” Gonzalez said. “Hopefully he gets another opportunity, which I think he will because he still throws the ball pretty good.”

Proctor finished with a 6.43 ERA in 37 appearances over parts of two seasons with the Braves. The final straw came Monday against the Marlins, when he entered in the ninth inning with an 8-3 lead and gave up two walks and a two-run homer.

The Braves had to bring in closer Craig Kimbrel to get the final two outs in that game.

Now Proctor’s been cleared out, and the Braves added a (very) young power arm to a bullpen that can use some reinforcement for the workhorse trio of Kimbrel and lefties Venters and Eric O’Flaherty.

Vizcaino, a former New York Yankees prospect, made 17 starts before being moved to the bullpen in early July. The Braves said at the time that it would help them limit his innings, since was on pace to far surpass his previous career-high workload.

The muscular 6-foot Dominican is  more sturdily built than many Latin pitching prospects his age.

Vizcaino has been starter for most of four minor-league season and could be again in the future. He’s still developing a change-up to go with his outstanding fastball – typically it’s in the 94-96 mph range — and sharp curveball, and for now he seems best suited for the bullpen.

He began the season in high-Class A Lynchburg, after missing most of the second half last season with a partially torn elbow ligament that didn’t require surgery. That injury raised caution flags, but Vizcaino was back pitching by the end of the season.

He pitched an impressive inning at the Futures Game during All-Star weekend in Phoenix, where he told the Journal-Constitution that his elbow had been fine all season and was no longer an issue.

Vizcaino was the Yankees’ third-best prospect before being traded to the Braves in the December 2009 deal for Javier Vazquez. The Braves also got outfielder Melky Cabrera and lefty Michael Dunn in that deal; both Cabrera and Dunn were traded again after the 2010 season.

Vizcaino is the last of the Braves’ four top pitching prospects to reach the majors. Teheran and Delgado made spot starts this season, and Minor was temporarily in the rotation during 2010 and is currently filling in for injured starter Jair Jurrjens.

In 2007, Teheran, Vizcaino and Rangers signee Martin Perez were the top three international amateur pitching prospects. The Yankees signed Vizcaino for $800,000, and the Braves signed Teheran for $850,000.

238 comments Add your comment

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
11:20 am

IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

NickB

August 10th, 2011
11:20 am

this news makes my happy place tickle!!!

Alex Jinks

August 10th, 2011
11:22 am

Braves in 11

August 10th, 2011
11:23 am

Memphis

August 10th, 2011
11:24 am

FINALLY! I love the fact that we bring in another weapon out of the pen who can actually strike people out. Kimbrel,Venters,O, and now Vizcaino.

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
11:25 am

Now it’s time to get the rest of the Future Aces up. Yes, Lowe beat the Marlins the other night, but look at their lineup. With the exception of Sanchez and Stanton it was a Triple A lineup. Hanson is hurting and needs rest. Waiting until September may backfire…

Scott Proctor

August 10th, 2011
11:27 am

I’ll miss you guys and everyone on here, thanks for sticking with me the entire time. I’ll be back next year bigger and better

bruce mac

August 10th, 2011
11:27 am

He will probably need to go 3 tonight. Braves starters except Hudson are all 6 inning guys. Our bullpen is going to blow up by October. Wait and see.

Mel from SW Atlanta

August 10th, 2011
11:27 am

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Braves in 11

August 10th, 2011
11:28 am

Bruce,

The irony of your statement there. Guess what buddy….Hudson is pitching tonight.

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
11:28 am

Let’s not forget Varvaro. He is a flamethrower too and averages almost 2 Ks per inning.

Leave Linebrink on the DL until September when rosters expand. Add Moylan to this mix and you have the best and deepest bullpen in baseball.

PMC

August 10th, 2011
11:29 am

Awesome, lets hope he gets his chance to make the Yankees pay for thier lack of faith.

Chop101

August 10th, 2011
11:30 am

bruce mac

August 10th, 2011
11:30 am

And he can’t go 8 everytime out either.

don

August 10th, 2011
11:31 am

A positive move. Whether Vizcaino is effective or not, it is time to give him a chance. He needs to expeerience the atmosphere of the major leagues. Proctor was not going to contribute. Nonetheless, I wish him the best.

jokurone

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

we need to flush all those retreads and go with the young guns!!

bravos007

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

wow best news of the season…i think proctor was starting to impact the health of our big 3….last straw

Braves in 11

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

Lol the Yankees had no lack of faith in Vizcaino….they traded him for Vasquez who was coming off a dominant season and desperately needed pitching help and the pitching market was thin that offseason.

Proctopus

August 10th, 2011
11:33 am

BE GONE! AWESOME NEWS!

Heb11:1

August 10th, 2011
11:34 am

Best wishes to the youngster.

PJ

August 10th, 2011
11:34 am

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got gout

August 10th, 2011
11:35 am

Im sorry but he wasn’t worth the project money we gave him. He was awful. I mean didn’t we all groan whenever Fredi brought him in? maybe he was just there to b a vet for younguns to talk to.
The Braves better start buying or promotin in the bullpen. O’Ventbrel cant do everything. And if we just waitin on Moylan…..I mean come on….we gotta get playoff ready now.
Great move.

tony

August 10th, 2011
11:36 am

so basically we got dan uggla, vizcaino and one year of melky cabrera for javier vazquez and omar infante.wren is a genuis.

michael

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

lowe reminds me of clint walker….bad actor, bad pitcher

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

That’s what i’ve been saying, Tony. Everyone rips on Wren, but the guy really knows how to evaluate and get guys like Uggla, JJ, and Bourn for pennies on the dollar. Genius!

BravesfansinNC

August 10th, 2011
11:40 am

Great move by the Braves to release him.Now had the Braves would have release him long time ago.By now the braves would have been much closer to the Phillies in the standing then they are right now.Please Phillies sign Scott Proctor give the man a job.And make sure to let him pitch so the Braves can come much to you in the standing .Well the only positive thing that I will remember about Scott Proctor playing for the braves.In the game against the pirates in the B19 that Proctor had the game winning RBI for the Braves.Maybe he should change passion and become a batter.Because for someone who is a relief pitcher he can sure Hit

J-bone

August 10th, 2011
11:41 am

apparently Braves’ mgt is finally reading the ajc blogs.

the truth...

August 10th, 2011
11:41 am

Thankfully for the team Proctor is gone.

Sorry for him as a person and ballplayer because he worked and worked and just couldn’t make it happern. Some times our bodies don’t or won’t co-operate…the older I get the more I know that truth.

Great for Vizcaino

And you mean spirited bloggers, remember if he doesn’t live up to your “perfection” standing that he is a kid and working his a&& off to get here…living a dream, and not all dreams are without pain and hard work…………and a break or two as well.

Chris White

August 10th, 2011
11:42 am

welcome to the bigs kid… looking forward to watching you get these guys out.

honest_abe

August 10th, 2011
11:42 am

get emmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Peter

August 10th, 2011
11:42 am

Hallelujah!!

BooBoo

August 10th, 2011
11:42 am

It really does not matter how fast he throws. Proctor’s problem was not being able to throw the ball over the plate. Then, when he did, he slowed it down so it could be hit hard. Hopefully, this kid won’t be wild.

The Dude Abides

August 10th, 2011
11:48 am

There’s the bullpen arm we were scouring the market for, I expected Vizcaino to be called up soon. Now get Omar Infante off waivers when he comes off the DL.

Joey

August 10th, 2011
11:49 am

Vizcaino? Who’s he?

I’ll answer that. He’s the former #1 pitching prospect for the Yankees and was the 3rd piece of the Braves/Yankees trade that some Frank Wren bashers still refer to as the “Vazquez for Melky trade.”

The 2nd piece? Only Mike Dunn, who was sent to the Marlins in the Uggla trade.

Dumbass Frank Wrenn!

Reason

August 10th, 2011
11:49 am

Braves starters except Hudson are all 6 inning guys.

So are 98 percent of the guys in the big leagues now. Whats your point?

On Scott Proctor's Departure

August 10th, 2011
11:50 am

Unfortunate to see that it ended this way, because it appears Scott Proctor gave everything he had to work his way back. However, bullpen definitely needed a different look.

retired broke and .......

August 10th, 2011
11:50 am

hey jenks what’s the code to include a link………..

Michael Procton

August 10th, 2011
11:51 am

Well, tony, we actually only got a year of Uggla. We’re paying heavily for him after this year.

Scott from Fairburn

August 10th, 2011
11:52 am

Proctor and McClouth will look good in Royalls blue …

Reason

August 10th, 2011
11:52 am

apparently Braves’ mgt is finally reading the ajc blogs.

I seriously doubt that. They are baseball people not fans.

Most fans know nothing about the game

NickB

August 10th, 2011
11:54 am

Vizcaino appears to have the goods, good K/9 and low BB/9. I wouldn’t be suprised to see a few early shakes , but his minor league # say he should be at worst effective and at best, kimbrelesque dominant almost.

Linebrink
Moylan
Sherrill
Vizcaino
O’Flaherty
Venters
Kimbrel

that bullpen should be just unhittably nasty. Sherrill is the best LOOGY in the game according to his numbers, Linebrink as at least good against righties, Moylan is a great groundd baller for when you need a double play in a big spot. The rest are dominant style arms who can cut a swath through any lineup….. I like it, best bullpen in braves history maybe

The Dude Abides

August 10th, 2011
11:58 am

We’re gonna have a logjam next year when we get Medlen back.

Lewis Grizzard's Ghost

August 10th, 2011
11:58 am

Proctor just didn’t have it anymore … glad we have options

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
11:59 am

Actually, we got the rights to negotiate a long term deal with Uggla. That is the point.

Wren is a warlock. He gets these guys for damn near nothing. Even the McLouth deal was highway robbery at the time. It didn’t work out, but getting an All-Star, Gold Glove CF in his prime for a marginal pitcher and a throw-in prospect is insane.

Vain Jangling

August 10th, 2011
11:59 am

The future is now!

The Living Legend

August 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Third best news of the year behind:
1. Braves have a leadoff and CF not named Nate or Jordan
2. Uggie is HOTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGA 1999

August 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

TEHRAN IS NEXT…..SEE YA LOWE!

C'Mon Man

August 10th, 2011
12:02 pm

HAHA x2 Living Legend

daxxed

August 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

The Braves should have traded, Proctor, Minor and Hayward to the Astros for Pence and still did the Bourn deal….Just think about it..

Three Keys To Braves Pitching Success

August 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

Lowe’s Head, Hanson’s Shoulder, Jurrgens’ Knee .. Fix them all and Braves go a long way .. Hudson and Beachy have it together .. Beach has the demeanor of a young Greg Maddux ..

Jeff Bennett

August 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

good thats what you get

Matt

August 10th, 2011
12:04 pm

You know, I’m not happy the guy lost his job, but he was absolutely stinking up the bullpen. Maybe he’ll get the chance to catch on with another organization. It will interesting to see VIzcaino. Our bullpen has got the ability to bring some serious heat.

Weaseal

August 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

Maybe God does like Baseball …. I thought he only liked Notre Dame Football !!!

tmc

August 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

This is move that is about a month to late.
But thankfully it happened.

JoshTown

August 10th, 2011
12:07 pm

This team just gets younger and younger, I love it. Also, the absolute best of luck to Scott Proctor in the future. Just couldn’t turn it around unfortunately. Welcome to Atlanta, Arodys!

Charlotte Brave

August 10th, 2011
12:07 pm

I am not one to suggest a guy should be fired, but everytime I saw Proctor coming in from the bullpen I knew the game was going to get out of hand. He was bad for a long time.

alex

August 10th, 2011
12:08 pm

@the truth;agree with your sentiment about proctor, sad to see an injured vetern with so much youthful potential fail…We can all relate to that”it is hard to fail,but it is worse never to have tried to succeed”TR

The Living Legend

August 10th, 2011
12:08 pm

UGA 1999,

I will be shocked if Lowe goes any place, other than maybe the pen for a bit (and that is doubtful). Carried the team in September, and has big time postseason potential/experience.

Good Riddance

August 10th, 2011
12:09 pm

Good Riddance to Proctor and WELCOME ARODYS!!!!!!!!

Peter

August 10th, 2011
12:09 pm

Proctor did have one good game against Pittsburgh in the 19 inning game, but he has been horrible otherwise.

danny

August 10th, 2011
12:10 pm

as Jim Powell says “We hvae sit down, shut up and go home sitting in our bullpen” … what name should Vizcanio get…?

GaryinBham

August 10th, 2011
12:10 pm

Great move! You could see it coming when V. went to the bullpen at Gwinnett. Scott Proctor gave it his best, once a dynamic arm. That’s past now, let it go and don’t abuse the guy anymore. As for any other callups, we better wait and see how Tommy really is. We may need more troops yet.

Kip

August 10th, 2011
12:11 pm

And all these boys are a few years from peaking…..think when freeman, a healthy Heyward, are 23-25yrs old…..kimbrel gets some more experience, and all these kids pitching get their “grown man” strength. Phillies peaking now…….Good things to come for Atlanta!

Fred

August 10th, 2011
12:11 pm

retired broke and …….

August 10th, 2011
11:50 am

hey jenks what’s the code to include a link………..
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Either type or copy paste the link you want, including the http:// part and put it in your reply. Make sure there is a space before or after the address. Usually easier to just part in on it’s own line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KQydlJ-qc

Peter

August 10th, 2011
12:12 pm

Have we been 20 games over .500 yet this year? If not, tonight is the first opportunity to get there.

LET’S GO BRAVES!!

Peter

August 10th, 2011
12:13 pm

danny

August 10th, 2011
12:10 pm

as Jim Powell says “We hvae sit down, shut up and go home sitting in our bullpen” … what name should Vizcanio get…?

Vizcaino is the cab fare :-D

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
12:13 pm

Proctor is a good kid. He knew he wasn’t performing. He saw the writing on the wall. I wish him the best of luck. Someone will jump on him. He still throws upper 90s, its just too straight. In a less stressful situation he may be able to learn a 2 seamer and throw low 90s with movement. He would be more effective in short relief.

Good luck Proctologist!

ChrisfromSacramento

August 10th, 2011
12:14 pm

Lets hope he throws strikes!

Browncoat

August 10th, 2011
12:14 pm

My prayers have been answered. Bye Scott.

Old Jaxs Braves Fan

August 10th, 2011
12:16 pm

My question (as with others): Why did it take so long to figure out that poor Scott was about as much a professional major league pitcher as I (or otehrs) are Nuclear Physicists…

Gimpah

August 10th, 2011
12:19 pm

What’s the difference between Coxy & Fredi? Getting rid of Proctor.

Dr. Phil

August 10th, 2011
12:19 pm

Proctor certainly had a chance, but it is bad luck to gloat. Good by and good luck, Proctor.

JoeFan

August 10th, 2011
12:24 pm

Hanson and JJ injured, Lowe, who knows? That leaves the Braves with Beachy, Minor and Hudson to get them to the playoffs. I wouldn’t want to go the next 45 days depending on that group and possibly two others with limited or no MLB experience.

ryan c

August 10th, 2011
12:24 pm

Melky wasnt traded, was he? Even the Royals couldnt be that stupid.

Supes

August 10th, 2011
12:25 pm

Great decision by Wren and the Braves organization…Proctor – thanks but no thanks…he’ll fit right in with the Royals at some point. Otherwise known as Braves “midwest”

If Hanson needs to go on the DL we’ll see Teheran soon enough…good thing the Braves didn’t do the Pence deal with the “stros” and traded away some of these young arms who could very well help us get into the playoffs this season!

beebee

August 10th, 2011
12:25 pm

Peter, I think there have been other chances to get to 20 games over.
I may be wrong tho.
I wanna see the team reach a .600 winning percentage or better.
Of course what I want MORE is for them to make the playoffs, and not go in there barely making it.

bee

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
12:26 pm

There is a ripple effect to having guys like Proctologist continually fail. Kimbrel should’ve gotten the night off Monday. 6 run lead in the 8th. Martinez gives up what seems like a meaningless HR. Proctologist comes in in the 9th with a 5 run lead and proceeds to cock it up. Not only does he give up a 2 run bomb, he walks the next guy on a 55 ft. pitch. Kimbrel has to come in to put out the flames.

Kimbrel was supposed to get the night off last night, but that didn’t workout either. The Proctor meltdown in Monday forced the Braves to use their closer 4 times in 5 nights. Now the ripple effect has also affected Venters who has pitched 3 of the last 4 nights.

Who closes tonight? Hopefully we’ll bust out the whooping sticks and Huddy can go deep…

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

August 10th, 2011
12:26 pm

Good move, thought Arthur Rhodes was on the way when I heard Proctor got released. Viscaino will do well and provide some long re

Kyle

August 10th, 2011
12:27 pm

That is good news but there is still 2 or three more down there that are so bad I don’t even know their names (the only way I could remember Proctor was becaue of his Police Academy fame) that need to be shown the door too. I would rather have a guy up here from AAA that would put forth a real effort.

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

August 10th, 2011
12:29 pm

Davies just got released by the Royals, would not be suprised if the Bravos got him back and assigned him to Triple-A. I know the organization always liked him and thought he pitched in bad luck.

Kentavo

August 10th, 2011
12:29 pm

Does anyone know how to pronounce Arodys?

Kentavo

August 10th, 2011
12:30 pm

Just read that KC released Kyle Davies – snatch him up!

Just kidding (on the latter part).

2 hot scott

August 10th, 2011
12:31 pm

This should have realized about a month or two ago. When Chipper walked in and told him not to throw a fastball to Reynolds in the game versus Baltimore, the next pitch went about 400 feet. The look on Chipper’s face was priceless. The Braves have great arms in AAA, so why are they continuing with these reclamation projects. C’mon Frank, bring these guys up and see what they’ve got. I don’t care if these “old” veterans can throw 94 mph, their fastballs are straight as an arrow, so show the league something new, maybe then you won’t have O’Ventbrel’s arms falling off in September. Here’s a thought, call Wags and see if he’s ready to get off the couch, pay him double what you were going to pay Proctor for the rest of the season, and see if he’s interested. Just my 2 cents worth…

phil

August 10th, 2011
12:31 pm

A good move…

But…

What will everyone be saying when this kid comes in and can’t get anyone out, assuming that’s the case, which it often is with young guys? Of course Proctor couldn’t get ME out, so it would be a wash I guess.

Here’s hoping the kid does well….we need him to for sure.

lefty fielder

August 10th, 2011
12:31 pm

I heard that Proctor was joining Glauss in a new baseball league.
Glauss is playing third.

Peter

August 10th, 2011
12:32 pm

beebee-

What I want more than anything is the World Series trophy. Whether it is barely getting in the playoffs or cruising in, it doesn’t matter, as long as we get the ring.

Peter

August 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

Kentavo

August 10th, 2011
12:29 pm

Does anyone know how to pronounce Arodys?

Just like that. :D

Mike

August 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

if he’s throwing 100 plus, all he really needs to do is get it around the plate and mix it up with some sort of change up or slider. lights out.

Question for DOB

August 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

phil

August 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

August 10th, 2011
12:29 pm
Davies just got released by the Royals, would not be suprised if the Bravos got him back and assigned him to Triple-A. I know the organization always liked him and thought he pitched in bad luck.
********************
It’s not bad luck when guys keep flopping with different organizations….he stinks. Why would we want to bring him back?

Is it just bad luck that Wayward can’t hit and apparently can’t manage to even just pinch run in a game? Of course not….

bucket

August 10th, 2011
12:34 pm

I hate that it didn’t work out for Proctor because apparently he was working hard to get back and he was popular in the clubhouse. Does anyone know how soon we can expect Moylan to be back and if Medlen is expected back this year?

Rick

August 10th, 2011
12:37 pm

“Melky wasnt traded, was he? Even the Royals couldnt be that stupid.”

No Braves just had him for a one year deal. The Royals got a great deal though for 1.25 mill, he’s having the best season of his career 304/338/461.

Kentavo

August 10th, 2011
12:38 pm

For the one millionth time: Medlen has been shut down for the year.

phil

August 10th, 2011
12:38 pm

Rowsdower

August 10th, 2011
12:26 pm
There is a ripple effect to having guys like Proctologist continually fail. Kimbrel should’ve gotten the night off Monday. 6 run lead in the 8th. Martinez gives up what seems like a meaningless HR. Proctologist comes in in the 9th with a 5 run lead and proceeds to cock it up. Not only does he give up a 2 run bomb, he walks the next guy on a 55 ft. pitch. Kimbrel has to come in to put out the flames.

Kimbrel was supposed to get the night off last night, but that didn’t workout either. The Proctor meltdown in Monday forced the Braves to use their closer 4 times in 5 nights. Now the ripple effect has also affected Venters who has pitched 3 of the last 4 nights.

Who closes tonight? Hopefully we’ll bust out the whooping sticks and Huddy can go deep…
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It’s pretty simple, really…

Instead of constantly blaming FG, we can try scoring a bunch of runs now and then, the starters can go a little deeper and the vaunted relievers can get some rest.

And the Valvaros, or whatever his name is, can stop grooving fastballs right down the middle to fastball hitters and preserve a cushion once in awhile.

Otherwise, what is FG supposed to do? Give up and let us lose?

Ghostrider

August 10th, 2011
12:39 pm

There is a Baseball God…Glad to see him go…He was pathetic.

benchwarmer

August 10th, 2011
12:39 pm

Mel, how did you get the type to run off the page?

2 hot scott

August 10th, 2011
12:43 pm

As for Davies, when you give up 84 hits and 26 walks in 61 innings, you get released. He also gave up 206 hits and 80 walks last year, we don’t need another batting practice pitcher, we just got rid of one…

PDOG

August 10th, 2011
12:48 pm

Great move, I have been calling for this since the Futures game. Now it is time to get rid of Lugo.

TOMY FOURNIER

August 10th, 2011
12:55 pm

IT IS TIME TO MR. HITTER COACH TALK TO MR. CONSTANZA…HE DO NOT SHOW ANY PATIEN AT THE HOME PLATE…AND THAT HIS HIS ROLE…IN CASE!!!!

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