Delgado could have lead in race for last rotation spot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Julio Teheran is the highest rated of Atlanta’s pair of elite starting-pitcher prospects, but Randall Delgado looks like the leader in their race for the last opening in the Braves rotation.

They worked all nine innings of Monday’s 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, with Delgado allowing two runs and three hits in the first five innings and Teheran giving up two runs and five hits in the last four innings.

Delgado had three walks and five strikeouts and gave up both his runs when Matt Carpenter homered on a hanging change-up in the fourth inning.

“I think this guy’s a pretty solid major league pitcher,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the Panamanian right-hander, who went 1-1 with a 2.83 ERA in seven starts last season in his first major league stint. “When you’ve got a kid that’s 22 years old that can command those type of pitches…

“Everything’s pretty sharp. His fastball is good, his curveball is one of the best curveballs I’ve seen, and his change-up is really good.”

Neither Delgado nor Teheran has been dominant this spring, both overshadowed by left-hander Mike Minor’s team-best performance (14 scoreless innings). That’s all but officially earned Minor the No. 5 starter’s job for which they were all competing.

Delgado and Teheran are now presumably vying to be Tim Hudson’s replacement until the veteran returns from back-surgery rehab around May 1. Both prospects have rebounded from alarming, wind-blown outings March 4 against Detroit to pitch well in most innings since.

Delgado has posted a 6.92 ERA in four games (three starts) with 12 hits and 10 earned runs in 13 innings. He has nine walks and 13 strikeouts and has given up two homers.

Teheran has a 9.00 ERA in four games (two starts) with 19 hits and 13 earned runs in 13 innings. He has six walks and 10 strikeouts and has surrendered a staggering nine home runs.

Six or Teheran’s homers came in two innings against the Tigers in the second Grapefruit League game, when wind blew hard to right field (he also gave up several hard-hit balls that weren’t wind-aided). Delgado gave up four runs and a homer in one inning that same day.

“That Detroit game I don’t even worry about,” Gonzalez said.

If stats from the Tigers game are excluded, Delgado has a 4.50 ERA with 10 hits, seven walks and 12 strikeouts in 12 innings, and Teheran a 4.91 ERA with 13 hits (three homers), five walks and nine strikeouts in 11 innings.

Teheran was asked about the rash of homers he’s allowed,  including a sixth-inning leadoff shot Monday by Carlos Beltran, the first batter he faced.

He’s used to warming up for starts and said he didn’t warm up properly Monday before entering in the sixth inning. But his propensity for long balls this spring hasn’t otherwise been related to warming up properly.

“When I miss the zone and don’t locate my fastball, I pay the price,” said Teheran, who was recently rated the second-best right-handed pitching prospect behind Texas’ Yu Darvish by Baseball America. “I’ll keep working on it to get better.”

Gonzalez said Teheran helped create the power on home runs against him.

“It’s just one of those things where he’s got a 96-97 mph fastball and if you get into a hitters’ count, these guys up here are geared up to hit that,” Gonzalez said. “And if you don’t get it in the spot that you want it, it’s going to get turned around.”

The 21-year-old Colombian allowed only one hit and two walks in his remaining three scoreless innings Monday.

“He was a lot better” after his first inning, Gonzalez said. “Again, fastball command is not where he wants it. But I thought he spun his breaking ball pretty good a couple of times and he threw some change-ups that were pretty good.”

77 comments Add your comment

Nick

March 19th, 2012
6:55 pm

I really don’t understand why they refuse to let Medlen hold down the fifth spot until Hudson comes back. Isn’t that exactly what his role is supposed to be?

Simpson's Homer

March 19th, 2012
7:00 pm

Good point — Medlen’s been dominant this spring, while the 2 rookies have not been. With our bullpen depth, I don’t think that Fredi can burn out the “Big 3″ bullpen guys by the end of April….!!

Gonzalez blames a player

March 19th, 2012
7:04 pm

Did Gonzalez forget to tip his hat to the Detroit batters? The homers were Teheran’s fault? Is up down? Is white black?

TennBravesFan

March 19th, 2012
7:19 pm

Medlen is clearly the best choice.

Ralph

March 19th, 2012
7:28 pm

Medlen and Minor are clearly the best we have at this point, I guess Fruti wants to make sure we don’t run away with the NL East, keep it interesting.

Weaseal

March 19th, 2012
7:39 pm

It should be Medlen …seems a little off….

msucurt04

March 19th, 2012
7:41 pm

I think we all know who should be in the lead and its neither of the 2 guys mentioned in this article. Makes you wonder if the Braves have their priorities straight (winning)

Tom

March 19th, 2012
7:47 pm

Why does everybody see this but fredi? Medlen is the obvious choice here…but we know that Fredi is not exactly Captain Obvious.

Justin

March 19th, 2012
7:56 pm

Just wait, Samantha and DE will be here in a minute to chime in about how Medlen is “too valuable in the bullpen”….ugh. I just don’t understand that. He should be starting. If anything, I’d vote to trade Jair Jurrjens. Health is a huge question, plus, he’s a FA at the end of 2012 and a Boras client.

mpimentel

March 19th, 2012
8:08 pm

whatever happened…we will have a very good corps to start games in 2012…my concern is theyr indurance to go more than 6 or even 7 innings…SORRY FOR THE NXT COMMENT: what IF we trade medlen and jjj for a couples of bats?

Largo

March 19th, 2012
8:14 pm

Delgado and Teheran are highly rated, and can throw in the mid to upper 90s. That makes them better no matter if they do give up a ton of home runs. How can Medlin compete with that.? ALL HE DOES IS GET BATTERS OUT AND WIN GAMES.

mpimentel

March 19th, 2012
8:15 pm

1st trade: medlen and jjj for bourjos and kmorales from the LAA angels
or 2nd trade: jjj and hanson for aybar, boujos and morales from LAA ang…well you konw

Stan

March 19th, 2012
8:27 pm

Fredi is still a moron and anyone who thinks Delgado has been good this spring also is. His K to BB ratio is pathetic.

phil

March 19th, 2012
8:34 pm

As i’ve said nearly daily for months and months now…

Fire FG!!

David O'Brien

March 19th, 2012
8:38 pm

As i’ve said nearly daily for months and months now…

Fire FG!! — phil

phil, I think it’s fairly certain that if a team didn’t fire its manager after losing 20 of its last 30 games and blowing an 8-1/2-game wild card lead in under four weeks, it’s not going to fire that manager during the following spring training.

Tom O'Hawke

March 19th, 2012
8:41 pm

I haven’t read anything that says Fredi has made a firm decision on the 5th starter, yet.
I agree with Medlen, but shouldn’t we wait until it’s decided before we hang Fredi out to dry?

Sheeeshhh!

Mister Frisky

March 19th, 2012
8:42 pm

Whatever the decision you can be certain Fredo will make the wrong one.

GOP Cannon

March 19th, 2012
8:46 pm

Justin, you make a very good point and I agree with you… Wren should have pulled the trigger on a trade for Jiar over the offseason. He is a Boras client and will never be a long term addition to the team. Given the tremendous holes in the offense, along with our solid depth at pitching, I am really suprised that we did not see a trade go down.

GOP Cannon

March 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

DOB, lol, well said!

Cory

March 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

DOB, has the idea of letting Medlen be the #5 guy until Huddy gets back been discussed? I saw that they want Medlen in the bullpen and in a position to make spot starts sometimes if necessary. Have you heard anything regarding Medlen going until May?

Tom O'Hawke

March 19th, 2012
8:50 pm

Jurrjens had no value, GOP. No sense trading him until you can get something for him… capiche?

Ralph

March 19th, 2012
9:04 pm

I’ll say it again for all you folks advocating trading JJ, THEY CANT TRADE HIM BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS HIM. Wren tried his damdest to trade him during the off-season but he could not get anything for him worth anything, REASONS WHY: l. Health concerns 2. He makes more money than he’s worth with his injury history. 3. He is a Free Agent after this year. The only thing Wren can do now is hope he has another lst half like last year then they could get something for him but he has to prove that he is healthy first.

Shelbyflash

March 19th, 2012
9:24 pm

Rehire Bobby and give him a Connie Mack contract

Ralph

March 19th, 2012
9:29 pm

Bobby is Fredi Sr

Mark (another one)

March 19th, 2012
9:40 pm

JJ, Hanson and Hudson will all need to prove they’re healthy before they can be traded. No team is willing to provide value until that happens.

BTW, Fredi should state that Delgado and Teheran need more seasoning? Or is it wiser to keep the competition going knowing that Medlen is available? Medlen is on the 25 man roster but the rooks need to compete and show something. The decision will be made at the end of spring training, not now. With only three starts required from a fifth starter during April,

David O'Brien

March 19th, 2012
9:57 pm

DOB, has the idea of letting Medlen be the #5 guy until Huddy gets back been discussed? I saw that they want Medlen in the bullpen and in a position to make spot starts sometimes if necessary. Have you heard anything regarding Medlen going until May? — Cory

As we reported yesterday, Fredi reiterated that they are going through with their plan to have Medlen as a fallback option in case he’s needed to start. They don’t think he is needed, because they have Delgado (and/or Teheran) to fill that spot until Huddy returns.

So no, doesn’t sound as if they’re thinking of Medlen filling the role. In fact, quite the opposite. Based on Sunday’s comment, when FG said Medlen would not start in five days after his Saturday start. If they planned on him getting the job, he’d be in the spring rotation by now.

STH

March 19th, 2012
10:39 pm

Watching the rebroadcast on mlb and seeing that clown on the rail…a disgrace to the profession. REPAIR JS? More like DISREPAIR.

truckdriver from atl

March 19th, 2012
10:58 pm

Im really having a hard time why everyone is getting all riled up on a decision or decisions that hasnt been made yet….. its only the middle of spring training folks…. relax and pace yourselves… its gonna be a long year and your gonna run out of things to complain about before the all star break

gotigers72

March 19th, 2012
11:38 pm

Teheran’s fastball command has definitely been his main problem this spring. I did not see the game where he gave up SIX BIG FLIES, but did see the game where he gave up TWO BIG FLIES. They were both on fastballs above the belt. Delgado pitched in that same game and his command was also off with above the belt stuff.

You can’t pitch above mid thigh to ML hitters. They will hurt you about every time. You CAN go up and out of the zone, say shoulder high and above and get some outs, but everything else needs to be below mid thigh, preferably knee high. As the great Satchel Paige used to say “A pea at the knee”!

JAFO

March 20th, 2012
12:02 am

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jch

March 20th, 2012
7:16 am

Too bad about Medlen – love to watch him pitch. He’s a great value in the pen but, for his sake, I’d almost rather see him traded and get into a rotation somewhere.

Any thoughts on his trade value?

MikeY

March 20th, 2012
7:29 am

Due to off-days, the Braves may not need a 5th starter until 4/19. One option would be to use a 5th starter for the 5th game of the season, and have the rotation on a 6-day schedule instead of the usual 5-day. Another option is to have the 5th starter pitch in long relief until 4/19. That could be Medlin, Delgado, Teheran, or even Martinez. Yet another option is to delay the 5th starter decision until just before the 4/18 start, and let Teheran and Delgado continue to show what they have got as starters in AAA until then.

If the Braves stay on a 5-day rotation, we only need a 5th starter on 4/19, 4/29, and then on 5/4. Huddy should be back by the 5/4 start, so we may only need this fill-in 5th starter for 2 starts.

JoeFan

March 20th, 2012
7:52 am

Time to ask Fredi the tough questions: How can he start either of these guys and include Hanson and JJ in this group over Medlen? Then ask Wren : How can the Braves retain Fredi as manager? Unless there is a ulteria motive, then none of these decisions makes any sense.

Bobby Ricky

March 20th, 2012
7:52 am

I hear you all and agree on the Medlin thing and trading Jar Jar BUT, this team needs to worry about HITTING the ball and being coached intelligently from the bench – NOT pitching.

Susan

March 20th, 2012
7:54 am

I think Bobby Ricky nailed it.

Clutch Cargo

March 20th, 2012
7:54 am

Brave’s still can’t hit. They are so boring to watch. Go Tigers!

YankeeFan

March 20th, 2012
7:55 am

Braves are not even in the conversation. My Yankees will shame them again!

Lady Baller

March 20th, 2012
7:56 am

True Susan but Chipper still looks cute sitting on the bench during his DL stint!

YankeeFan

March 20th, 2012
7:57 am

DOB must be sleeping in today.

Bobby Ricky

March 20th, 2012
8:00 am

Another reason Jar Jar was not traded over the off season: no one wanted to part with offense for a pitcher who throws no harder than Tommy Glavine ever did and who has been injured and ALREADY missed more starts than Tommy did in his career! He has value but not for the offense Wren needs.

Billy

March 20th, 2012
8:02 am

I know it is way too early to know who goes north and who doesn’t, but in regards to the bullpen, just wondering who, in 2012, replaces Sherrill, Vizcaino, Linebrink and Moylan? Martinez seems a lock along with Medlen. Varvaro has not been the 2011 version. Fish Is kinda of shaky.

Dusty Hughes and Gearrin have been very good. Asencio is out of options and is pitching well. Those 3 seem to be in the lead for the last 2 spots.

Billy

March 20th, 2012
8:06 am

Are the Yankees in the Japanese, Austrailian or American league, because I know they don’t play in the National league

David O'Brien

March 20th, 2012
8:07 am

DOB must be sleeping in today. — YankeeFan

No, just posting on the main blog with some other folks. Sunrise photo was up about 45 minutes ago.

eagle 1

March 20th, 2012
8:29 am

Likely NEITHER Delgado nor Teheran make the team out of spring training. They either go with an extra player or bulpen guy & make a roster change before the April 19 game. That appears to be the first game that a 5th starter would be needed.

MikeY

March 20th, 2012
8:39 am

I agree w/ you, eagle 1. Looks like there are 9 locks to make the pitching staff: 4 starters, Oventbrel (3), Medlin, and Martinez. Looks like the other 3 will come from a group including Gearrin, Hughes, Asencio, Fish, and Russell. I say, let Delgado and Teheran start the season in AAA, continue to work on their pitching, and make a decision near 4/19. And that decision COULD be to let Medlin make the start. Huddy might surprise us and be back for the next 5th starter spot, on 4/24.

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Don

March 20th, 2012
8:49 am

Many of you are in effect saying — Don’t worry about the fact that we have 4 out of our 5 Starting Pitchers coming off injuries (counting Medlin who was a Starter when he was injured). And don’t worry about the fact that many Pitchers never return to their former greatness after a serious injury – and 2 out of these 4, or 3 out of these 4, or even all 4 of these Pitchers may never return to their former effectiveness —- BECAUSE we have plenty of ADDITIONAL great young pitching talent. —–
BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE RUN ALL OF THIS ADDITIONAL YOUNG PITCHING TALENT THROUGH THE BRAVES PITCHER INJURY MILL (that has existed since Leo left as Pitching Coach 6 or 7 years ago). THEN WHAT??????

Bob the Blogger

March 20th, 2012
8:55 am

I was going to make the point that Medlen should be the fifth starter, but 25 other people beat me to it.

BravesFan

March 20th, 2012
9:03 am

So many Fredi haters on here today. To me, its easy to say Medlen should be the 5th starter over the two young guns when you simply look at the line stats. I do think Medlen has proven he should get a shot, but he is coming off TJ surgery. Do they really want to throw him into the starting rotation and expect him to go 7 innings? Remember, thats one thing they really want their startes to do this year, go deep. You just cant trust Medlen to do that RIGHT NOW. maybe as we get further into the seaosn….

BravesFan

March 20th, 2012
9:05 am

Don – Isnt that something that EVERY MLB team worries about? What would you suggest, stock pile 10 high quality starters just incase all 5 go down?

Stop Blaming The Wind

March 20th, 2012
9:17 am

Six or Teheran’s homers came in two innings against the Tigers in the second Grapefruit League game, when wind blew hard to right field. “That Detroit game I don’t even worry about,” Gonzalez said.

Freddi – The wind was blowing hard to the right when the Braves were at bat too but I didn’t see 6 HRs come from our pathetic bunch. “I’ve just gotta tip my hat to the wind, It did a great job pushing those balls over the fence”.

Mother Nature

March 20th, 2012
9:19 am

I could sent a hurricane and it wouldn’t help these Braves hit any out of the park

John A.

March 20th, 2012
9:25 am

I agree with you Don…..when is somebody going to address the pitching coach problem? When Leo was here we didn’t have all of these injury problems (with the pitchers). There must be a problem with the conditioning program. Since it has been mentioned that most pitchers don’t return to their same form after an injury, what makes anyone think that JJ or Hanson will be effective? If Hanson is going to be in the starting rotation why is he being held back? Shouldn’t he be getting more mound time? After all the season is about to start, and I suppose his spring training will start at the same time!!!!

Don

March 20th, 2012
9:51 am

Everyone (or most everyone) seems to be worried about the offense – and probably rightfully so.
But this may not be the BIGGEST problem.
The name of the game, the most important element, is and always has been – PITCHING.
Everyone seems to be assuming that the Braves Pitching is going to be great.
Are you forgetting that FOUR out of the FIVE Starting Pitchers are coming off injuries (counting Medlen who was a Starter when he was injjured). – And the fact that many (if not most) Pitchers do not return to their former effectiveness after serious injury.
True, the Braves have a wealth of ADDITIONAL young Pitching talent.
And True, these additional young pitchers may give them good Pitching for this seasons (or most of this season) even if most of these 4 injured Starters do not return to form.
BUT what reason is there to think that the trend will not CONTINUE – of almost all the large total of Braves Starting Pitchers since Leo left as Pitching Coach 6 or 7 years ago – ending up INJURED.
That is, what reason is there to think that ALL (or most) OF THESE ADDITIONAL YOUNG PITCHERS WILL NOT ALSO BE INJURED.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OF THIS GREAT YOUNG PITCHING TALENT IS ALSO RUN THROUGH THE BRAVES “INJURY MILL FOR PITCHERS”?
What then???????

Don

March 20th, 2012
9:51 am

Everyone (or most everyone) seems to be worried about the offense – and probably rightfully so.
But this may not be the BIGGEST problem.
The name of the game, the most important element, is and always has been – PITCHING.
Everyone seems to be assuming that the Braves Pitching is going to be great.
Are you forgetting that FOUR out of the FIVE Starting Pitchers are coming off injuries (counting Medlen who was a Starter when he was injjured). – And the fact that many (if not most) Pitchers do not return to their former effectiveness after serious injury.
True, the Braves have a wealth of ADDITIONAL young Pitching talent.
And True, these additional young pitchers may give them good Pitching for this seasons (or most of this season) even if most of these 4 injured Starters do not return to form.
BUT what reason is there to think that the trend will not CONTINUE – of almost all the large total of Braves Starting Pitchers since Leo left as Pitching Coach 6 or 7 years ago – ending up INJURED.
That is, what reason is there to think that ALL (or most) OF THESE ADDITIONAL YOUNG PITCHERS WILL NOT ALSO BE INJURED.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OF THIS GREAT YOUNG PITCHING TALENT IS ALSO RUN THROUGH THE BRAVES “INJURY MILL FOR PITCHERS”?
What then???????

Don

March 20th, 2012
9:53 am

Sorry for the duplication.

Don

March 20th, 2012
9:53 am

Sorry for the duplication.

David O'Brien

March 20th, 2012
10:11 am

Braves lineup vs. DET: Bourn CF, Prado 3B, Jones DH, Hinske 1B, Heyward RF, DIaz LF, Ross C, Sutton 2B, Pastornicky SS (Jurrjens RHP)

David O'Brien

March 20th, 2012
10:14 am

Today’s game is on ESPN (Braves vs. Tigers, 1 p.m.)

Ryan

March 20th, 2012
10:52 am

Almost anyone can tell that we have some great kids, with live arms coming up this year or next. BUT everyone can tell that Medlen is a bulldog, who grinds to get strikes, outs, and wins. Give Medlen 3-4-5 starts and see what he can do. Its early in the season, we can give plenty of people a shot in the bullpen. Also, our BP arms were a little overworked but it is absolutely no issue why they collapsed. It was a snowball effect just like Boston, and one thing led to the next. We only had like 2 opportunities in 6 different games to get the final strike, out, or run and choked it away. Here is to a better 2012

Jay Dubu

March 20th, 2012
10:57 am

Fredi gets to make the on field decisions that occur during the game. The decisions on roster, who starts, and who pitches out of the pen, are organizational decisions, to which Fredi has input.

As inept as the Braves may appear (Front Office in particular), they are working from a short term plan (1 – 3 years) and a long term plan ( probably for them 3 – 6 years). So with the decision to try and work Delgado and/or Teheran into the rotation asap, it may be that the short term plan is to replace Hudson, JJ, or Hanson, and they must make sure that the replacements are on the staff already.

Medlen does seem to be a better option to fill in for Huddy, and allow Delgado and Teheran both to sharpen their skill in AAA, but we don’t know what the Braves’ short term plans are.

splendid splinter

March 20th, 2012
11:08 am

I have to agree with those who are worried about the hitting. Braves have loads of pitching prospects and starters. But they couldn’t hit down the stretch last September and can’t hit in spring training. If they can’t hit and can’t score runs they are going to lose a lot of games 3-1 and 4-2 and the pItching staff will have a good ERA.

Largo

March 20th, 2012
11:55 am

The three Biggies in the BP may not be as BIG this year. Venters has not been that good since the last of 2011. When he does get the ball over the plate (not often) it gets hit. Can our young closer be as dominant as he was last year? Perhaps Wren and Fredi have those same questions and that’s why they are using Medlin in the BP.

Moylan Prado

March 20th, 2012
12:28 pm

Medlen needs to be in the bullpen to take the heat off the Untouchables. Delgado will be fine until Huddy gets back.

Mark's for the Braves

March 20th, 2012
1:02 pm

I thought Delgado was by far the most impressive of our young phenoms in 2011. I would not hesitate to start him over Tehran. Bet he’d win 10 games if he got 20-25 starts.

TOMY FOURNIER

March 20th, 2012
1:08 pm

HEY…CASTRO MAKE THE CALL…FREDDY TO CUBA…I HOPE!!!

Coach

March 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

Medlen is going to be an asset wherever he goes. Delgado would be my choice between the two. Only thing that concerns me about Delgado is the command of his pitches and how he handles his pitch counts. Almost every start, he was between 80-90 pitches through 5 innings of work. Hopefully, he has worked on that this spring.

Mozman

March 20th, 2012
2:12 pm

I think the Braves rotation should be as follows: Hudson(Tehran or Delgado until Huddy is back),Beachy, Hanson, Jurijens,Minor. You put Medlen in the bullpen along with Martinez to help with long relief or as a spot starter. By the end of May you will know what your rotation has and can do, ie. Injuries,How many innings they can pitch,etc. During that time Wren and the bunch and other teams can see if any of these dudes have any trade value,( get better value if others call you, I would guess!!) It is silly to speculate at this point on injuries or who will be traded. Let the Games begin!!!!

mudcat

March 20th, 2012
2:37 pm

Hope Fregosi is warming up because if the Braves start slow, Fredi could be out of here.

Swearish

March 20th, 2012
2:46 pm

Mozman, I’m with you! Why is no one mentioning Brandon Beachy while the two high ceiling guys are giving up high ceiling home runs?

Random

March 20th, 2012
3:15 pm

Bier Breth (March 19th, 2012 4:58 pm): “Teheran is being set up to start, period. Your logic that Teheran isn’t cut out to make the roster would have left Beachy off last year, as well.”

Oh, yeah? Really? I mean, REALLY???

Beachy 2011 spring training numbers:

20.0 IP, 12 Hits, 4 BBs, 21 Ks, WHIP 0.80, Avg Against .167, 2 Rs, 2 ERs, 0.90 ERA.

Teheran 2012 spring training numbers:

13.0 IP, 19 Hits, 6 BBs, 10 Ks, WHIP 1.92, Avg Against .345, 13 Rs, 13 ERs, 9.00 ERA.

Typically, such a ludicrously false asserton as yours would easily entitle the claimant to the sobriquet of And Idiot.

Your And Idiot.

Bier Breth (March 19th, 2012 4:58 pm): “Teheran is being set up to start, period. Your logic that Teheran isn’t cut out to make the roster would have left Beachy off last year, as well.”

Oh, yeah? Really? I mean, REALLY???

Beachy 2011 spring training numbers:

20.0 IP, 12 Hits, 4 BBs, 21 Ks, WHIP 0.80, Avg Against .167, 2 Rs, 2 ERs, 0.90 ERA.

Teheran 2012 spring training numbers:

13.0 IP, 19 Hits, 6 BBs, 10 Ks, WHIP 1.92, Avg Against .345, 13 Rs, 13 ERs, 9.00 ERA.

Typically, such a ludicrously false assertion as yours would easily entitle the claimant to the sobriquet of And Idiot.

Your And Idiot.

8)

PS: BTW, here are Delgado’s spring training numbers:

13.0 IP, 12 Hits, 9 BBs, 13 Ks, WHIP 1.62, Avg Against .240, 11 Rs, 10 ERs, 6.92 ERA.

Random

March 20th, 2012
3:17 pm

Sorry about the inadvertent duplication.

:red:

Justin

March 20th, 2012
3:56 pm

Looks like Medlen should be getting the nod over Jurrjens. Another terrible start for JJ…

Fredi mismanager of the decade.

March 20th, 2012
7:49 pm

This just in :Gonzalez is still an idiot

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