2:37 pm July 16, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
July 17th, 201211:30 am
JJ is almost 27 yrs old, just how much longer does he need to “mature”? The guy’s a whining baby and always will be. Once the league adjusts to his “improved velocity”, he’ll blow up again and blame his Bondsesque “bum knee” for what we all know is a lack of real talent. I’ve watched the guy pitch, many, many times and EVERY time he gets hit hard, he folds up like a paper sack. Trade him, sooner than later…
July 17th, 201212:44 pm
BravesFanSince80’s What pitcher have I been watching lately. He looked pretty good to me?
July 17th, 201212:56 pm
JJ is at best a league average pitcher, I like him a lot, but he’s a league average pitcher. His run the past few weeks has been nice, but it’s not sustainable when you look at his peripherals. You can get by with not having high strikeout numbers, if you have a good GB%, which he does not (About 40% past 4 starts, ok but not high) His strand percent is also somewhat elevated. The bullpen’s numbers are strongly elevated due to the fact that Craig Kimbrel is probably the best reliever in the game, but they still need one more high leverage arm to be truly really good as a whole.
July 17th, 20121:22 pm
@ Graham I respectfully disagree with you on JJ. I thought we were going to try and get either Greinke or Dempster. If so why couldn’t JJ be 5 man?
July 17th, 20122:27 pm
@Amber Girl: a 5 game span does not a good pitcher make. In 4 yrs in the majors, he’s managed exactly 1 full season, that, in and of itself is a huuuuuuuuuge red flag for me…
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July 17th, 20122:30 pm
[...] the way, in case you missed it, Carroll Rogers did a story on Jurrjens in today’s paper, in which he discussed his improvement since his stint in Triple-A, and how he overcame his admitted [...]
July 17th, 20122:35 pm
OK Sorry I said anything. I am not very knowledge on baseball anyway.I haven’t been following the Braves but about a year. Thanks for the info.
July 17th, 20125:05 pm
Jurrjens is a true pitcher, not a thrower like more than half the Braves pitchers. Hudson, and maybe Hanson (who is starting to come around–not trying to strike everybody out) are the only true starting PITCHERS on this team.
So to all you Jurrjens haters out there—-STFU!!! You don’t know what you are talking about.
Jurrjens, when he is healthy, can give you 7 to 9 innings with a reasonable pitch count.
Guys like Beachy, Delgado and Minor and sometimes Hanson will hit 90-100 pitches by the 5th innings.
You DO NOT have to throw 95 mph and have a lot of strikouts to be a good pitcher.
July 17th, 20125:41 pm
Well personally I don’t know what to think because I don’t know that much. I don’t want to argue. Anyway got to go see ya Go Braves.
July 17th, 20126:19 pm
@Playoffs??????: that’s kinda the point. In the past 4 years, how much time has he spent being “healthy”?
July 17th, 20129:04 pm
EIGHT EARNED RUNS in Four innings tonight by jurrjens, i hear Gwinnet calling somebodys Number!!! and my oh my That was a short ride on that Bandwagon, and it’s not even August yet. Whatcha got rattlin around in your Attic now Freddi???
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July 18th, 20123:51 am
[...] Rogers writes on the improvement by Jurrjens since returning. I find it funny both Brian McCann and Fredi [...]
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