Braves nearing deal w/ Gavin Floyd
#Braves are the "mystery team" that's been talking with Gavin Floyd. Believed to be close to a deal, but not finalized yet.
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) December 14, 2013
So the 2014 Braves rotation will potentially have two right-handers coming off Tommy John surgery — one good and one decidedly average.
Meet your new fifth starter, Gavin Floyd, who probably won’t be ready for Opening Day. So this is who the Braves are going to replace Huddy with, a unremarkable 30-year-old with a career 4.48 ERA and 1.338 WHIP?
Might as well have re-signed Paul Maholm.
Floyd’s best season was 2008, the only year he finished with an ERA under 4.00.
Get used to it, because the Braves are swimming in the shallow end of the free agent pool for the foreseeable future.