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The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #14, Jamie Easterly

January 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

Jamie Easterly is the third pitcher from the ’77 Braves — which finished with a league-worst 4.85 ERA — to make our list, joining Don Collins and Preston Hanna. Like Collins and Hanna, Easterly was a high draft pick, selected in the 2nd round in 1971. Until Bill Lucas came along [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #15, Jo-Jo Reyes

January 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

There was a time, believe it or not, when it appeared Jo-Jo Reyes would deliver on his potential. From May 28 to June 29, 2008, Jo-Jo started 7 games, pitching into the 7th inning in all but one. Against Milwaukee on the 28th he struck out 9 in 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits and one run. On the [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #16 Don Collins

January 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

It says something about my Braves geekdom that I remember Don Collins, one of many terrible relievers who toiled for the ’77 Braves. Expect at least two more pitchers from that team, which finished with a league-worst 4.85 ERA, to make our list in addition to Collins and Preston Hanna, #18. [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #18 Preston Hanna

January 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

On June 18, 1978, Preston Hanna beat the Pirates, improving to 6-1 with a 3.07 ERA. It appeared the 23-year-old right-hander was well on his way to fulfilling the promise that had made him a first round pick six years earlier. Alas, it was not to be. He didn’t make it out of the second inning [...]

The 20 worst A-Braves players: #3 Luis Gomez

December 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Luis Gomez was a poor man’s Rafael Belliard, at least at the plate. Like Raffy, Gomez was smooth, if unspectacular, defensively. But Belliard was a regular Barry Larkin on offense compared to Gomez, the only player on our list who was traded for another of the 20 worst Braves, Pat Rockett [...]
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