One sore arm from seeing Banuelos, I'd imagine.
Frustrating season for him, needs to put together a few of those in a row before can say he's turned corner. And the home-road splits are just crazy, they're so extreme.
Shelby Miller, and after that it just depends how the other positions shake out, who gets hurt or fakes an injury to not play, etc. But Maybin can definitely make a case.
Sold a bill of goods? How so? The kid has all the tools in the world. No one ever said anything other than he was a great prospect with all the tools to become a big-time player. That's not being sold a bill of goods, that's a player not reaching his potential. At least not yet. Still young. All we can do is report what we see in a player, what scouts and managers and other players see, how he's rated. Can't guarantee a player reaches his potential.
We'll find out today. He wasn't on trip, because Braves don't take players on trip who aren't going to be ready to play or go on rehab assignment during said trip.
It's more about who's ahead of him than anything he needs to do. There's no room at shortstop and second base, not going to sit those two players to get him more starts. But could play him at 3rd more, maybe even LF some.
Not singular "a trade." They're going to keep shaking things up, keep stockpiling young pitchers, but I'd also expect them to make a move or two to acquire some offense this winter. First stage was/is getting pitch back to elite level that the franchise enjoyed for so long, that was the basis for their division-title run, etc.
Why would it be "awful" to not trade a guy who's under contract through next season with option for 2017? Can always trade him next season or this winter, if they don't like offers they're getting in July. And if they don't lose any more ground before Freeman returns, Braves may still hold out hope of a wild-card berth, as unlikely as that might seem. Just got to be patient. Trade deadline isn't for another month. Got to see how things play out next couple weeks.
Doesn't matter how you get it, just get it and fill the system.
Don't know that that will unfold that way. Haven't heard any Braves official say it will, just folks like us speculating and fueling the speculation. Not team officials saying that all three of those guys will be on opening day roster.
Dude, you need to judge a player on what he's doing, not what he did during injury-plagued seasons before he figured things out, including how to shorten his stroke, put the ball in play, and how to do things to avoid getting hurt. You can repeat the "look at his past X number of years" mantra for only so long. Guys can't fake it or just get lucky for a half-season, or if they do it's rare. Some of you just won't accept that a player can figure things out and improve. Geez, I had people insisting to me in mid-April that Peterson was who his numbers said he was -- even though he'd only had about 60 at-bats with the Padres and a couple of weeks with the Braves! Those folks were dead-wrong, and some have even admitted it since (but most haven't).
That would be the reason to trade him, and it's something the Braves have discussed plenty.
Love the "there is talk" stuff, especially when said talk is usually among like-minded folks on internet and nothing more.
He's pitching on a regular basis at Triple-A. If/when he shows there that he could help in majors, we'll see him. So far, he's not impressed enough to be brought up. Numbers just haven't been there yet.
Frank, with all due respect, your talent evaluation is, well, not good.
It's a cliche, but true: You momentum is the next day's starting pitcher. Players aren't affected by "momentum" nearly as much as fans seem to be, and their morole certainly doesn't rise and plummet from game to game the way the spirits do for so many people watching them. Most days, you come into the clubhouse and you'd have absolutely no idea whether the team had won 3 in a row or lost 5 in a row.
New regime couldn't care less that he's a Wren guy. It's a performance game. Period. He struggles against righties, and defense isn't strong suit. He rakes against lefties, hence he plays against lefties. Uribe is a better hitter against righties and a better defensive player, hence he gets most playing time.
Yes, thankfully I didn't get selected. Trial was going to go into next week, due to no court Friday for holiday. So i'd have had to cancel my ticket to Milwaukee, change ticket to go directly to Colorado, have someone else on our staff buy a last-minute ticket to Milwaukee and make hotel reservations, etc. etc.
No reason I know of. There's hope, if people want to look at his age. I understand that. But reason to believe? No, I've not seen that. Can't make it up and say I have.
They've tried to trade him since fall. If could get someone to bite, they would. If a team has an injury, or suddenly a team sees a division rival add a top lefty to its rotation, maybe situation changes and they make a run at CJohnson. So far, hasn't happened.
Didn't answer because I'm tired of your soul-sucking, pessimistic, negative view of everything. Find someone who's ready to be miserable with you and agree with your doom and gloom view of the world.