I'd say the skepticism is because they don't have a lot of proven high OBP guys in the everyday lineup. Your optimism is not unwarranted, however.
Probably not. We'll see. From my perspective, I'm just happy there is a different narrative. It's an interesting team.
Dominant? No. Effective? Yes. The past two outings, 10 pitches and nine pitches, were encouraging.
I don't see it. He looked overmatched in Florida, which was to be expected. I don't think the Braves did him any favors by adding to the hype.
I haven't seen it yet. This wold be good for around draft time. Thanks for the suggestion.
I haven't gotten the impression that it has affected him. Remember, he's a top 10 pick who is just trying to show he can be an everyday player. He said he's grateful that the Braves believe in him.
The other options aren't enticing and Cahill is making pretty good money but they can't keep sending him out if he's terrible.
Yes, it could be. The Braves always seem to find pitchers no matter what. It's pretty remarkable.
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What's today? Tuesday? How about Saturday?
That was a little joke. The Braves claim they like what they're seeing from Cahill. And Stults did work a nice game last night, so maybe the McDowell mojo is kicking in.
Which ones? The 5-0 Braves? Or the ones since?
It was clearly late. If the players had been reversed -- Escobar sliding and Simmons getting spiked -- the Braves would have screamed the same way the Nationals did.