Banuelos will start, from what I've been told. Nothing official yet, but Banuelos could take a couple of rotation turns and then possibly move to bullpen when Perez returns. That way, team can continue to monitor Banuelos' innings and keep him below 130 or so for the season.
Seriously, are you that out of touch with how things work?
I've not heard anything to suggest that's being discussed. Why, did you?
Only graduated from high school just over a week ago. I expected signing to be announced soon after that, thought agreement was all but finalized. We'll see, but I'd not be concerned for at least another week.
Both, but definitely not the same without Freeman. Huge piece, given there are no other game-changing type hitters in lineup. Changes whole makeup of lineup, not having him in there.
Again, they've tried to trade him since the fall. So I don't know what the "chances" are of doing it now. Got to have a team willing to pick up most of his salary.
Would not surprise me, at all. But he'll need to have better results rest of way to draw major interest, I'd think.
Yep, Scherzer on Thursday. Nice assignment for Banuelos if he gets that start, right? Oy.
No talk of moving Peterson since he's emerged as a well-above-average defensive second baseman and he and Simmons work so well together. Have no idea how Mallex Smith would hold up in majors, but he played 120 games last season in minors. I just no he's got top-of-the-charts, game-changing speed, and he's shown he can hit at every level he's been at so far. Very promising player.
Still developing defensively, still honing all that speed and aggressiveness in outfield, from what we saw in spring
Eury Perez is 25 and has gotten major league callups with three different organizations. Mallex Smith just turned 22 and hadn't played above A-ball before this season.
Don't know, and don't know. Sorry, I know that's not what Peraza fans want to hear, but not going to act like I know where he fits when Braves officials give no such indication.
Don't think that's a big concern for most teams. Special circumstances, a tech-savvy official left one team (and left a lot of upset people in his wake) to go to another team, set up a special servers or a system to store all the data, previous team knew how he operated and that there was such a system in place, and some in former organization decided to see whether his old passwords would work at the new place.
What question is that? There are a lot of them scrolling past me. i don't see yours.
Good question. i wonder myself sometimes. But we've seen this before with top-rated prospects. People become enamored with them, and that doesn't go away for a long, long time.
Never heard of a team hiring a pitching coach to assist its current pitching coach with mechanics. Never, ever heard of that. Not to mention, the current pitching coach is regarded as one of the best in the business. Do you really think McDowell would want another pitching coach hired to handle what is supposed to be part of his job? How long would it take for him to go to another team that doesn't think he needs someone to do part of his job for him?
That's the plan according to Fredi when I asked him last week. Of course, might not be the exact day each is eligible, might depend some on who's struggling, if each of them is ready, etc.
A lot of teams do it with hitting coaches, that's been a thing for several years now. But a pitching coach already has a bullpen coach (Eddie Perez). There's not a major league team with two pitching coaches splitting duties the way so many teams have two hitting coaches now.
Peterson has a higher OBP and higher slugging percentage in the majors this season than Peraza has in Triple-A.
If the Braves agree with you, then I would expect them to look at making a change. That's IF they agree with you. But that change wouldn't be to add a second pitching coach to handle a major part of the duties. As I said, the current pitching coach surely would not agree to having his position undermined that way anyhow.
yes, he does. And a lower OBP and slugging percentage vs. Triple-A pitching than Peterson has against MLB pitching.