Pretty safe to assume that Huddy was the 5th best starter in Atlanta Braves history, behind the Big 3 and Knucksie. He won 113 and lost just 72, with a 3.56 ERA and 1.242 WHIP for the home team, pretty similar to the numbers he put up in Oakland. Acquiring him for Charlie Thomas, Dan Meyer and Juan Cruz ranks as one of the best trades of the new century.
Huddy is about as cool a guy as you’ll see pass through these parts and he’ll be missed on the mound and in the clubhouse. He also allegedly referred to Tex as “same old douche,” which immediately made him one of my favorite Braves. Hate to see him go, but the price tag (2 years, $23 mil) was too high.
Something tells me Roy Halladay takes his place in Atlanta. That’s not an endorsement, just a prediction.