1:01 am April 24, 2012, by David O'Brien
April 24th, 20129:19 am
Just a note: Detroit’s Verlander was 11-17 with a 4.84 ERA in 2008 and is regarded as possibly the best pitcher in baseball. Pitchers do have seasons that are inexplicable. Not saying JJ will be another Verlander but this very well can just be a matter of going down to AAA and working on mechanics and conditioning. Let’s hope he improves to the point where he can be brought back or traded for something other than a bag of bats.
April 24th, 20129:23 am
I hope JJ never pitches in the majors again. He’s destroyed his own trade value, so as far as I’m concerned he can rot away in the minors for the rest of his career. What a physically and mentally weak piece of garbage. He should be flat out released. Use up his options, send him through waivers, and let him waste away in the minors or retire. JJ, you’re an embarrassment to your country. Andruw Jones is spitting on your jersey somewhere in NY.
Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 24th
April 24th, 20129:26 am
[...] few that I like… – Dodgers: 7, Braves: 2 – After another horrible start, the Braves sent Jair Jurrjens to the minors. – Freddie Freeman was named the NL Player of the Week. – C’mon, you know you want [...]
Bobby & Fredi are good,best at excuses.Management stinks.Lose 3 in LA.As for missing Lowe( HE!! NO )
April 24th, 20129:31 am
Sweat…. Why so mad bro??
If you’re a Braves fan you’ll at least hope he gets it together so we can eventually trade him or use him in the pen later this year.
Do everyone a favor and jump off a cliff!!!
The Alpha Male
Pretty obvious that Juerrjens doesn’t trust his knee…. leaving pitches up and little movement on the breaking stuff is proof. He needs to go to Gwinnett and overcome his fears.
April 24th, 20129:38 am
Its Feast or Famine for JJ. Either he’ll have an injury and be out for most of the year or it will click with him and be back to the JJ of old. Glad he was pulled out of the rotation and wish him the best in the mean time.
How could Fredi see anything positive in JJ’s performance? JJ was throwing batting practice, again.
April 24th, 20129:45 am
The Braves missed their window with JJ. Up until the AS break last year, he had consistently outperformed what would have been expected given his peripherals. Most smart baseball people felt he would regress to the mean eventually and he certainly has. And hard.
His trade value was enormous last June and I wish they would have moved him for an impact bat at that time. But that ship has sailed. And I really hope the organization recognized all of this last June and tried to trade him as opposed to believing he could keep up that pace. He still may become a useful major league starter but he will never regain that value he had a year ago from a trade perpective.
April 24th, 20129:56 am
This is a bold move that this team usually doesn’t make, but its clearly the right move. Jurrjens is not a part of this team’s future rotation at this point. The only hope now is to squeeze some value out of him and to get him out of the way so a young guy can get his innings in now. Next year its Hanson, Beachy, Minor, Delgado, and Teheran. And that’s been the plan for years.
Retired 6 years too late
April 24th, 20129:59 am
@ Larry april 24 7:50am “And I failed to mention Jack Wilson…why is this no hitting hack starting for a supposed contender “.
Larry I co-sign on your comment there. Play Pastornicky @ SS and give the kid a chance to get comfortable playing . Jack Wilson =Gregg Norton . Only Bobby Cox and Bobby Lite would sit the rookie and play a Greg Norman/Jack Wilson. Let the kid play Bobby Lite!
I would prefer that he be traded but a demotion is a start.
April 24th, 201210:02 am
Next year its Hanson, Beachy, Minor, Delgado, and Teheran.And that’s been the plan for years.
Depending on how Tim pitches this year and how much the Braves are willing to spend on him for another year you could see him back, but in general I agree with you!!
April 24th, 201210:03 am
Braves made the right move. In the past they tended to stick with veterans too long if you can call Jurrjens a veteran. Hopefully Delgado does not get into a pattern of walking easy outs with the pressure on.
April 24th, 201210:04 am
feel for JJ but optioning Delgado instead of him would have been unfair.
Other than Sunday…Randall has kept us in every game and even battled a bit better than JJ. JJ was getting pounded routinely.
Hope he straightens it out though…we need him!
April 24th, 201210:05 am
I would prefer that he be traded
For what a case of beer and some packs of redman??? No one is taking a injury prone 5.5 million dollar AAA pitcher from us!!
April 24th, 201210:06 am
Jurrjens should have been traded .the Braves could have gotten a great player for him last years but the Braves front office got cold feet.
April 24th, 201210:08 am
Jurrjens is making 5.5 already? Must have a good agent though Wren and other GM’s get played all the time and overpay.
April 24th, 201210:10 am
Another victim of the traditional pitching motion
Nothing physically wrong Yeah right
Tell Jair he has to move the angle of the anterior side of his wrist on his fastballs.
April 24th, 201210:13 am
Hey JJ,Take Diaz, Wilson,and Pastornickey with you.
April 24th, 201210:14 am
Braveslover, you are absolutely correct. Cox would have overruled Wren, kept JJ up here and started him 20 more times. But guess what? so would have FG. Watch Delgado throw a three hitter in his next start. thank you Frank Wren!
Woke up got the good news. Beat it JJ
April 24th, 201210:16 am
You really comparing a Verlander who throws 98 to JJ. Huh??
JJ had two swings and misses last night! Verlander may have had a off year a few years ago but I bet his stuff was great still
Scott from Fairburn
April 24th, 201210:17 am
Jurrjens is making $5.5 million because of the arbitration process, not because he got duped by an agent. When the player is arbitration eligible, the player submits a number and the club submits a number. If the two sides can agree on a middle figure, the arbitrator decides. The Braves could have non-tendered him but clearly thought he had some value given his 1/2 half 2011 performance.
Good move by Wren – the only move at this point.
least of the east
April 24th, 201210:18 am
at least they sent JJ where he needs to be for now. i was afraid they would be sending him out every 5th day like they did with Lowe last sept and give away more games.
right now JJ gives the team 0 chance to win.
he’s the KK of 2012- a player geting $5-6 mill to pitch in the minors. but,a s was said, Lowe’s arrangement is still worse. maybe the pitcher we got Chris Jones will surprise. he’s at AA now and not doing badly.
April 24th, 201210:19 am
Jurrjens is making 5.5 already?
I think people forget that this is his 5th full season in the bigs! Well… not full anymore!
What do we do now with Hanson?
April 24th, 201210:22 am
Good Morning Frisky. Bad decision. Fire FG and we are OK
April 24th, 201210:26 am
Good move by the Braves . . . let’s hope he gets it figured out down there.
Younger Than That Now
April 24th, 201210:27 am
jd56… why you calling me out bro? You need to go back and read my post, and if I came off as a Braves basher, I apologize and ask you to do a search and read all of my comments on the Braves. At times it seems I’ve been alone in supporting this team, the manager, general manager and individual players when it seemed that all the other posts were bashing and hating on the Braves. I’m definitely not a hater… more of the opposite I’d say. And pal, I’ve been around since ‘66 and you can look back and see that on some posts as well. In fact, I’ve reminded some of the so called “Braves fans” around here that the Atlanta Braves didn’t start playing here in ‘91, that they go back to a move from Milwaukee and some of us have been around as fans since then. You’ve got me pegged all wrong, but I do agree that Durbin has improved on his last two outings and may very well turn his season around and be another veteran arm that the Braves need in the pen. I hope so.
And then you want to go and get real personal… what gives there my man. I won’t debate you over my history playing and coaching in baseball… it’s not worth it to me and you don’t seem to be the type to utter words like… “I was wrong”. I’ll just say that “you’re so wrong” and say if you only knew, and leave it at that.
Anybody that posts here on a regular basis… and I don’t know if this is your first post or if you post a hundred times a day, and frankly don’t care… but anyone who is here regularly probably would label me as one of those Braves fans wearing rose colored glasses. And I’ll remain that way… what you’ve accused me of and your personal insults won’t run me off or deter me from expressing my opinion.
I hope the rest of your day is great… and I’ll end this the way I end EVERY post of mine…
Morning Me,Didn’t know you were part of the fire Fredi bandwagon.
April 24th, 201210:31 am
@Me,Have a great day.IPad needs a charge.
April 24th, 201210:32 am
The bloggosphere is a weird place indeed with very few rules. JJ has been at best average for his duration as a Brave. Pitch control and a slightly better fastball made his stuff work. Injury has left him defensless. May be a while before he returns. The legs have ruined many a good pitcher before this. Ask Dizzy Dean.
April 24th, 201210:33 am
Hopefully he can figure it out. If not, maybe we can turn him for some sort of hitter or bullpen arm. We don’t need another starter. But I’m not sure Julio is ready for full time in the majors. Maybe though.
Back seat manager
April 24th, 201210:35 am
What do we do with Hanson? KEEP HIM IN THE ROTATION! He has 3.38 ERA.
April 24th, 2012
Wonder what JJ’s trade value is right now?
ANSWER: Same as it was yesterday, ZERO, At 5.5 million you couldn’t give him away.
April 24th, 201210:48 am
Any person with an IQ near average watches baseball and knows that people progress and regress back towards their averages especially in their prime. Baseball is not a game lived in games but in weeks and months. We all have seen what Jair is capable of. Just because your day was ruined by a bad pitching performance and your emotional response is to lash out the only way you can (ON AJC website) doesn’t mean its true. Give Jair sometime, He’ll turn it around, and be a valuable pitcher down the stretch when someone gets hurt. He isn’t worthless either in trade or as a 5th starter… Pitchers, especially starting pitchers who have All-Star potential and are in their prime are always worth something….significantly more than most of you who are commenting…
April 24th, 201210:50 am
Pitch him every 5th day!!!!
April 24th, 201210:54 am
Why are you so negative? This is a good move. Now if they Send pastornicky with him and fire FG. The team would be a whole lot better.
April 24th, 201210:57 am
Now if they Send pastornicky with him and fire FG. The team would be a whole lot better.
Right because Jack Wilson makes us so much better at SS!!
April 24th, 201211:00 am
Fruti ays that JJ has no health issues, well I don’t know about the rest of you but to me pitching with a brace on your knee is a health issue. JJ wasn’t fooling anyone but himself, sure the brace probably allows him to pitch without pain but he knows sub-consenciously that if he lets it fly his knee is going to hurt so he is holding back. I don’t know because i’m not a doctor but is it possible to fix his knee with surgery, if so they should look at that option. Another thing, how many options does JJ have left, I would think not many if any so they need to keep him down until they are 100% sure he is going to be ok.
April 24th, 201211:12 am
Bradley’s blog sucks. I’m glad I copied and pasted this before sending it there, before it disappeared into thin air.
Beauvighn: “send Delgado to AAA along with him”??! I guess Delgado’s last start was the first Braves game you watched this season. In his first two outings, Delgado was a beast. Unlike JJ, who pouts, Delgado keeps his chin up. You can’t tell the score by his facial expression. You gotta love this kid.
JJ does seem to suffer from a lack of confidence and a defeatist attitude when things go wrong. But what alrmed me last night wasn’t so much his location, as Joe Simpson kept harping on, and as Bradley echoed in his article, or his lack of velocity, which was the main thrust of Bradley’s article. What was unacceptable last night was the complete and total lack of any movement on the ball at all. JJ threw the ball right down the middle of the plate, straight as an arrow. He’ll be hammered even in AAA pitching like that. Even Livan Hernandez, our mop-up guy, came in and made the ball move on the hitters. JJ is not our ace anymore; he isn’t even a AAA pitcher anymore, much less a big-leaguer. I hope he figures it out, but thank goodness for the team’s depth of starters.
April 24th, 201211:15 am
I think JJ will find his groove back at AAA he just needs to work the kinks out we will be fine no need to freakout people the Bravos will be fine
April 24th, 201211:24 am
WELL NOW WE GONE 2 HAVE 2 TRADE JAIRE CUZ HE IS MAD AT US HELL COME BACK AND NOT WANT TO PITCH 4 US NO MORE
April 24th, 201211:40 am
I know what the Braves should do, but just to be different from all the other bloggers, I’m not gonna tell ya.
April 24th, 201211:41 am
Wren solved one problem now lets work on the other one, SHORT STOP, Wilson isn’t the answer, they should play Pastronicky everyday for a while and in the mean time move Simmons up to AAA or call him up and replace Wilson and resume the competition between him and Pastor.
April 24th, 201211:48 am
Dear Younger than Now,
Not calling you out. Many bloggers on these sites do not follow the player and see the crap situations they have been put through.
Simply put! I am Chad Durbin’s father. So defense if part of the game. Again sorry for sounding harsh. Until you have been a parent and seen what the MLB puts these guys through, you do not know how hard these guys work for all these years to keep in shape and throw the best they can. It is age, it is only being given one day to see your child born. There are many factors that effect players. There have been some players who have had so many things said and done to them that Chad is a thankful he is not famous.
These guys have dedicated their lives to something that unless they are in the big bucks, by the time they pay accountants, agents, union fees and little crap team fees, they are not making near the money for the amount of time put in.
Chad is well aware of limitations but also knows that if you are ever given an actual slot to be in on the team you have to work to keep it. As a relief pitcher you hope to be used as much as he is now, so you can stay sharp. Sit in the bullpen waiting in long relief or simply the guy coming in with a 7 run lead or deficit and it soon becomes apparent that you are simply filling a spot.
These guys bust their butts. Watching Hernandez grin walking off the mound last night had me fuming. He should not be smiling, he just gave up two more runs. That is why there are so many players today that do not respect that they are even there. Again sorry for writing what I did. That is why Chad insists that I not read the blogs. I just like reading what you guys have to say.
Sorry for going on, but you have no idea the games these guys put up with trying to get on a team and stay there. Chad is happy to be with Atlanta, thinks it is a great organization and thinks he can get back to where he was in middle relief with Philly in 2008. He was their go to guy for the entire season and deservedly so.
April 24th, 201211:50 am
Hi Ralph, I have a solution for you. First you send Delgado down and leave him down. Have your rotation: Hudson,Hanson,Minor, Beachy,Medlen. Bring Flande back up for bullpen. Send pastornicky down. Replace with Sutton. Release Wilson. Replace with Salcedo. Fire FG and replace with Chipper as a player manager. I am tired of these deadbeats. Do that and we win. Go Brave3s
April 24th, 201212:00 pm
I think I owe Frank Wren an apology. First I thought his most recent moves were stupid, acquiring Fransisco, Hernandez, and Durbin but now they are looking like very good moves considering the size of the wallet he is carrying. Sure I know that he would have liked to have gotten Zimmerman as a back-up for Chipper and maybe Oswalt instead of Livan and there are a lot of other relief pitchers he would love to had instead of Durbin so I now think he did well with what he had to work with. I just hope he has one more good move up his sleeve.
April 24th, 201212:05 pm
Frank Wren is not that smart to fire FG. That should be his first move.
April 24th, 201212:07 pm
Last night looked like last September.A pitcher with zero stuff and a line up that wouldn’t put fear into a tee ball team.I said it in ST.The more we see of Wilson and Diaz the chances of winning the games they play in are minimal at best.
April 24th, 201212:10 pm
I agree with some of that, Flande got blown out last nite, I would go with Gearin instead, Sutton hasn’ t done anything at AAA and I never did like player managers.
April 24th, 201212:19 pm
Welcome back Frisky. Do you like my solution?
The move on JJ was obvious – he is not, currently, a ML pitcher, with flat relatively slow fastballs down the middle. He must work on the movement of his pitches and location, whatever is going on physically. My concerns for the Braves continues to be their overall mediocrity, even with the recent winning streak. SS and 3B(when Chipper doesn’t play, which is getting more and more frequently) are perhaps the worst in MLB. (Have the Braves given up on Pastornicky? If not, why is he not playing? Wilson cannot hit and makes Gonzo look good). CF, 1B, and C are the only positions where the Braves are putting competent players in the lineup. Unless you also consider J-Hay back, which I do not – he is showing traces of returning to 2011 form – watch his preparation and his swing.
Minor and Beachy and Medlen are the cream of the pitching crop, and Medlen is not pitching often enough. In spite of recent success, I still see this team as constituted finishing third or fourth in division. I hope I’m wrong.
April 24th, 201212:24 pm
Hi Me,I like it.Except you forgot Dieaz,that dude is a pinch hitter at best.I would like to see Matty D on the first turnip truck heading out of town.
O'flarity's water bottle
April 24th, 201212:26 pm
April 24th, 2012
Why is it that there are so many haters on these sites.
I hate you…..lol
April 24th, 201212:28 pm
Who do you want? maybe Parraz. I dont think so. I assume my secret is still good.
April 24th, 201212:29 pm
I think we are just a couple pieces away from a winner. Accept the fact that Chipper is only going to play maybe 80 games so play Franscisco more at 3B and have Chipper healthy to come off the bench in crucial situations, the other is we must find a solution to the short stop problem. Otherwise I think we have a lot fewer problems than most teams.
April 24th, 201212:32 pm
is reckingball still hiding under the bed after last nite?
Bring back Ted
April 24th, 201212:36 pm
Are Gonzales and Wren idiots? Medlin has produced for us, was brought to the majors before Hanson, is aggressive, throws strikes and should be in the starting line-up ahead of Delgado (and Jurrgens before he went down). If the manager of the team cannot evaluate talent any better than this, the Braves are in deep trouble. And by the way, why does Gonzales never stand up for his team? Bobby would have been thrown 10 time in the last 2 series!
April 24th, 201212:37 pm
Hello Oflaritys water bottle. Long time no see. Calm down buddy . You might hyperventilate.
April 24th, 201212:38 pm
All you doomsday “Oh my god it’s the same ‘ol Bravos again….every year they let us down” …. “My mommy and daddy don’t love me and I spilled my cocoa on my shirt too” crying babies can literally kiss my arse!!! You are nowhere to be found during a 9 out of 10 streak, but as soon as we lose a few and demote Jurjjens the whole world is gonna end. IT’S BASEBALL FOLKS!!!!! Do everyone a favor and quit watching it so we don’t have to read your posts. Go watch womens basketball or something. For all the real fans……Lets GO BRAVES!!!!!
April 24th, 201212:41 pm
O’flarity’s water bottle
Like I have said before, “there are no haters on this site, just doubters and people with opinions”
April 24th, 201212:42 pm
Maybe he can learn to speak some english in AAA. I wonder how the flight from LAx to Gwinnett is?
Golden Sombreros, RIGHT ON!!! Go Braves
Missed the boat not trading JJ last year. He will struggle to rehain the form of early last year. Plus no team will touch him now.
April 24th, 201212:44 pm
And FARMER….you need a good ‘ol fashin bitchslap!
April 24th, 201212:46 pm
jd56 – Can you ask Chad to retire so someone that deserves that spot can rightfully claim it? Thank You.
And then there are people who only come out when we are on a winning streak and hating us doubters and people with different opinions.
April 24th, 201212:49 pm
A few years ago when Francouer went to the minors, he sulked and then came back to the majors with a horrible attitude. I hope that JJ sees the big picture, gets it back together in AAA, and comes back up to be the JJ of early 2011.
April 24th, 201212:50 pm
@ Ralph….big difference….people celebrating a winning streak is fun and upbeat…..Others bitching and moaning and complaining is draining. No one likes being around someone who is always complaining….same goes for a blog. We’re like 17 games into the season and are still above .500. 2nd in our division. I think it’s a little early to be doubting anything or complaining about this “being the same ol braves wahahahahah I need a tissue” ……If you have concerns it’s okay to voice them everyone does, but there is a huge difference in voicing a concern and bitching about something that hasn’t happened yet.
April 24th, 201212:51 pm
Come on Ralph, Play nice. I know you and you are not that way.
April 24th, 201212:54 pm
This year will basically be the Chipper farewell tour 2012.A cowboy hat,a rocking chair,maybe a 12 gauge.With him out of the line up more than in it, coupled with the Mc Cann every 5th day off leaves this line up in deep cow dung.Last night was down right pathetic.Glad Wilson is there to mentor T Pastor.Seems like Jack has showed him everything he knows about hitting,and the kid is an honor student.
April 24th, 201212:56 pm
Here is a real concern…..Since the Braves are on the west coast and the game doesn’t start till 10:10 pm…..Will I be able to watch all of it?!?!?
April 24th, 201212:57 pm
JJ Lowe is done people,get over it and move on.If there was a demand for 87 mph straight balls,most of this blog would be in the rotation.
You guys are insane! Sweat, you should seek anger management help and stay off this blog. Larry, you seem to have all the answers with your extensive background in baseball. You should call Frank to see if there’s a job available. Maybe you can replace Fredi or Roger Mc. Such hostile comments. Just chill out people. “Serenity now. Serenity now.” Maybe try yoga or prozac. It’s a long season. Just chill on the hatred stuff. Makes me embarrassed to be a Braves fan. Hopefully JJ gets his stuff worked out. He’s got the heart of a winner. Stick with this team, we will persevere. Go Braves!
April 24th, 201212:58 pm
Why are you being so negative Frisky. I know you are a nice guy. Have Faith. Be patient. Go Braves.
April 24th, 20121:01 pm
Scuba Steve, If we cant give our opinions,than why do we post. Come on we are all Brave fans here. Calm down and join the fun.
I think Zack Duke could use a change of scenery. Wouldn’t might inquiring about that lefty for the rotation.
April 24th, 20121:03 pm
@Me,Your right I am a nice guy thanks.This whole Chipper thing has me concerned.Now you have Lowe gone,JJ Lowe on the farm,and a part time former great.So if u add up their three salaries Braves using up 1/3 of payroll and getting 1 starter every 3 days.
Let’s hope JJ goes down and gets DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY with it and can come back strong.
April 24th, 20121:04 pm
See ya Me,Time for some sun.
April 24th, 20121:09 pm
Zack Duke was released by Astros. Always thought he was a talented lefty. Think sometimes a change of scenery helps. We should give him a look. Might help to have a another good southpaw in the rotation.
April 24th, 2012
April 24th, 20121:10 pm
Skeeter, he only needs three years to get the retirement, so sorry you gotta wait.
April 24th, 20121:11 pm
I agree this is a clear sign that Wren is pulling the strings – this never would have happened so soon in the Cox era. It would have taken 3 months. Kudos to Wren for having the cajones to do what is right in terms of winning; I’m thinking JJ has to be hurt. It was going to be a bad move if they sent Delgado down instead. And I think we’re going to be fine when Huddy comes back and solidifies things; we might take our lumps in this L.A. series, but that team is hot, and you can’t beat them if you do what JJ did last night, lobbing it right over the middle of the plate. Last night, we were also missing Chipper and Mac (although Ross is The Secret Weapon), and going with Mendoza, er I mean Jack Wilson. At least Pastornicky makes contact – and can run. The one who really worries me is Uggla – dude has got to figure out how to hit offspeed stuff and breaking stuff.
April 24th, 20121:13 pm
April 24th, 20121:15 pm
It is a fun read. Nice to always read good fiction.
April 24th, 20121:18 pm
I’m calm. I’m just really don’t like the hatred and negativity towards these players who are trying their hardest to win. Do you think they like or want to lose? These guys are like my family. You follow your family, through and through. Always with support. Not bashing. I love opinions. That’s what makes this country great. But I hear a lot of anger. It takes so much energy to be angry. I guess I would like to stay on the positive side of things rather than attack someone. That’s just my opinion. If I’m allowed to have one.
April 24th, 20121:19 pm
You guys are too negative for me. Time for a swim.and a run on the beach. Later guys
April 24th, 20121:26 pm
I’m glad to hear of the decision to option JJ. This was the best move for the team. That said, I hope he’s able to work out his issues in Gwinnett and get back to being the pitcher he once was.
Best wishes, JJ.
April 24th, 20121:32 pm
Kinda tacky the way they did it, not letting him know until after his meetings with the media, but I think JJ will go down, work hard, and come back. Who knows how Huddy will be? Relax, guys, it’s still early in the season!
April 24th, 20121:39 pm
In lieu of all this. I hope the Braves take a power hitter with their first pick in the draft. Its pointless to draft pitchers when you have a surplus of them. And its not like the Braves are gonna use them as trade bait.
April 24th, 20121:49 pm
The joke is on Scott Boras, He is going to be practically worthless as a client when he hits the open Market.
April 24th, 20121:59 pm
Too bad Wren doesn’t have the balls to send his incompetent manager to the minors with J.J. It is painfully obvious that this manager is a total joke. The total collapse last year, and then he allows J.J to continue to pitch into the 4th inning when the guy couldn’t get anyone out. The braves had a chance to comeback and win the game if the moron doesn’t leave J.J in the game. My GOD, when a pitcher gives up 9 hits in 3 innings, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize he doesn’t have it anymore. Yet the wonderful Fat Fredi told the 2 cheerleaders in the broadcast booth that there was no way he would send J.J down after Hudson returns. He made the comment the guy was 12-3 before the break last year, this is typical Bobby Cox managing. Fredi lost the chance for the braves to make the playoffs last season by continuing to trot Lowe out to the mound when the braves needed wins. And if it were up to this moron, he would trot J.J out there 15 more starts which would be 15 more losses, and it would put the braves in a big hole to start the season. Thank GOD Wren had enough balls to send this guy down to AAA. He will never be back up to the majors, and there is a reason no team wanted this guy in the off season when the braves were trying to trade him. Too little too late, seems to be the Braves motto lately
I don’t think it’s a big deal. JJ knows he’s not pitching well, so now he can work it out without the pressure. Delgado’s been solid, and Hudson will be himself. Good move by the Braves.
April 24th, 20122:15 pm
Huddy could be better than ever, I sure hope so, we need a true ACE.
April 24th, 20122:16 pm
I am back, I still see negativity. What is the matter with you guys? Have a cold beer and relax. Braves will be fine. Be patient. Go Braves.
April 24th, 20122:25 pm
This was the right move to give a guy a chance to regain his form, I am sure JJ doesn’t like it, but his results speak for themselves. Now please oh please let Meds start!!!! He could do so much more for us starting than pitching 2 innings every 3-4 days, especially now that Livan looks like he can handle the long relief role.
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