Posts for : June 2014

So, Huddy’s Been Good This Year

After nine seasons in Atlanta, Tim Hudson entered free agency fresh off a gruesome ankle injury and with a question mark on his future. At the time, the Atlanta Braves looked fairly set with a rotation led by young veterans Kris Medlen and Mike Minor, plus the arms of Julio Teheran, Brandon Beachy, and Alex Wood. Finding room for Hudson would be tough. Early in free agency, the Giants came calling for Hudson, attempting to…

The Best (and Worst) of May

May was a month to forget for the Braves, even though they ended the month with a two game lead in the NL East. That was more a product of how poorly the Nationals have played and average the Marlins have been. The Braves finished 13-16 in May, a stark change from a 17-6 April. While the team had a great swing-and-miss pitching staff, striking out 8.5 K/9, their ridiculous rotation work of April (2.32…

Random Prospect Sunday: Kyle Wren

In the 8th round of the 2002 draft, the Atlanta Braves selected Jon Schuerholz out of Auburn. Clearly, the Braves were interested in the middle infielder after taking him in the 37th round in 1999 out of high school. It’s not that Schuerholz had an amazing career with the Tigers, hitting .282/.409/.325 with a pair of homers and 41 steals in his college career. And yet, the Braves graded him an 8th round talent. Wonder…

Did Juan Uribe Kill David Carpenter?

A creature of habit, Fredi Gonzalez has continued to call upon David Carpenter to set-up Craig Kimbrel. However, rarely has Carpenter pitched to his capabilities this season. Of his 27 appearances, the strong right-hander has faced at least three batters 24 times. He has eight shutdown appearances where he came in, retired three, and went back to the dugout (or finished the game). The remaining 16 have seen at least one batter reach, including yesterday’s…