Posts for : July 2012

Random Prospect of the Day – Ian Marshall

Exactly four years before Rodney King was beaten up in 1991, Marshall was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  He became the second person from his high school to be drafted when the Mets took him in the 14th round of 2005 after a 5-2 senior season with 46 K’s in 37 innings.  However, he chose to go to the University of Richmond where his brother Benji was a utility infielder.  Marshall quickly joined the rotation, starting…

Mining for Gold

With Kris Medlen headed to the rotation, plus reports that the Braves are looking to tinker with the roster rather than dramatically add to it, maybe it is about time to stop thinking about Josh Johnson, James Shields, and Ryan Dempster and move onto the bullpen and the bench. This year’s change to a two Wild Card method for each league is keeping a lot of teams on the verge of buyer/seller rather than knowing…

Making Greinke Work

lol…I post this, turn on MLB Network, and they are reporting breaking news that Zack Greinke had been traded to the Angels.  So…this is mostly a waste. So, from the majority of people I have in contact with, I’ve WAY too dramatic/pessimistic about Zack Greinke’s impact on the team from what I said on my blog and at chopnation yesterday.  So, with that mind, let’s rosterbate this out and fit Greinke. July 28th, 2012: Atlanta…

Is Zack Greinke Worth It? Please.

As the saga of Ryan Dempster has became an afterthought, Frank Wren reiterated yesterday that Atlanta has moved on and is “looking for impact pitching.”  While names like Josh Johnson, James Shields, and Jon Lester have been brought up, the guy who seems to get the bulls-eye is Zack Greinke.  The package could be substantial.  Unlike Dempster, Atlanta has to potentially deal with a lot of teams after the Brewers right-hander.  The Rangers, Orioles, and…

Too Much Meds

As Tommy Hanson walked a small village (and showed them second base as well) over five miserable innings (but he got the win because he’s a gamer), Fredi needed to go to the bullpen quite early.  He called upon Kris Medlen and all Meds did was not allow a hit over three innings and walk just one while striking out five.  In five innings, Hanson allowed an average of two runners an inning and Meds…

Correction: Mike Minor Is Showing Progress

If I am going to call out other bloggers for their comments, it is only right that I call out myself when I make a booboo.  When the choice was made before Ben Sheets’ return to go with Mike Minor over Randall Delgado, I questioned it here.  While I would later walk it back a little by sharing the fact that demoting Minor would use up his final option, I did not believe from a…

Oh, Jair…

After getting lit up yet again, it is time for the Atlanta Braves to Kawakami Jair Jurrjens and give up on this dream that he will get it back.  Not to get into a hyperbolic sermon that the media typically goes to in efforts to make more out of a game/series than needs to be made, but today’s game and this weekend series with the Nationals was pretty big.  After the magical Friday victory and…