Sorry, but we have quite different views on this subject. No worries. But no reason to debate, as we are diametrically opposed when it comes to this.
Once he gets into system and starts playing some minor league games, we'll obviously know more. But I was told all along he was more a fourth-outfielder type, so that's pretty much what I'm expecting. Not a big power guy, gap-to-gap hitter, pretty good outfielder, not a great arm.
Currently just below $100M. They could go to $110 or more if they want to. But they've given no indication they plan to or what the payroll will be going forward. They play that stuff closer to the vest than most teams.
Honestly, subject hasn't come up. I'll try to remember to ask Fredi today, because I'm curious. Not that it's important, since an emergency catcher has so rarely been needed by the Braves or most any other team. But I'd like to know. Terdo was emergency catcher while he was up in past couple years, even caught some bullpens.
He was having a really good spring, and yes, had a good chance to make team before he got hurt. He got hurt right after Kelly Johnson had begun to start raking.
Fredi trying to keep Callaspo in lineup, doesn't want to bench Peterson on regular basis, Johnson struggled vs. RHs last season, etc.
Thanks for all the great questions. We'll have these Q&A/Mailbags all season at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. And...scene.
There will be no name change, but then I don't think you are serious?
First they'd have to find an image of him smiling.
Last word was "weeks" away about a month ago.
So far, no, but let's see tonight's start.
More likely promote within, imo.
Looks like a mix and match situation to me. Really only four everyday players (Freeman, Simmons, Markakis, Bcourt) with the catcher obviously getting some days off.
I see another series loss for Braves because of the back end of rotation as you mention, but we'll see.
No new report. The plan was for him to scale back his rehab for a couple weeks then reassess.