I’m thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN’s ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. … Continue Reading Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?
Is there any October scenario in which you’d like to see Big Red on the mound?
I doubt it, but these numbers, via Bowman, are alarming. Since the start of Spring Training there has been a lot of discussion about the drop in velocity of Tommy … Continue Reading If Medlen keeps impressing, is Hanson the rotation’s odd man out?
Today was vintage Tommy Hanson, and that’s not altogether positive. He struck out 9, bringing his K/9 ratio to nearly a strikeout an inning, roughly equal to his career mark. … Continue Reading Tommy Hanson proves the strikeout is overrated
7 minutes ago mlbbowmanMark Bowman Hanson completed just 2 IP in Instrux today because of discomfort in his right lat. Will attempt to throw a side Sunday. 7 minutes ago … Continue Reading Hanson leaves rehab start early; Moylan may have pitched last game as a Brave
DOB reports: #Braves RH Tommy Hanson’s 20-pitch bullpen session went well. He’ll probably do another in 2 days, then face hitter in Instructional League.
I remain convinced Tommy Hanson will be back pitching effectively come October. “I think I’m ready to get off the mound after this one,” said Hanson, who hasn’t pitched in … Continue Reading A slither of good news
It’s good the Braves have pitching depth, because they’re going to be without sore-shouldered Tommy Hanson longer than anticipated. His scheduled bullpen session Tuesday at Wrigley Field was cancelled after … Continue Reading MMMCrap
Tommy Hanson pitched like John Thomson crossed with Kyle Davies, and though his stats say stud he’s yet to pitch in the 8th inning this year. He’s improving, no doubt, … Continue Reading Tonight’s theme: Stupidity
Well, Heyward is younger than Ethier and the Dodgers would have time to find a new owner—and get the organization in order before they had to give him a big … Continue Reading Stupidest trade idea ever
Baseball Neanderthals point to his 268 career wins and 2.86 lifetime ERA as proof that the retired Oriole was a top-flight major league pitcher, but those of us who appreciate … Continue Reading Turns out Jim Palmer sucked
Interesting that Bobby batted Heyward third today in a line-up featuring every regular with the exception of Chipper and Glaus. So far he’s delivered with a single, two walks and … Continue Reading Batting third, Jason Heyward
I picked up an interesting nugget from local talk radio today. J.A. Happ won the Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year Award and Tim Hudson finished second. This one came … Continue Reading Listen and learn
First season with more than a cup o’ joe in the Bigs: Tommy Hanson, 10-3, 2.65 Tom Glavine, 7-17, 4.56 John Smoltz, 2-7, 5.48 Greg Maddux, 6-14, 5.61 Kevin Millwood, … Continue Reading Just saying….
1. Tommy Hanson. Always fun to watch The Future at work. 2. Will Chipper finish with a flourish? It’d be some comfort to see his bat show some life heading into … Continue Reading Reasons to watch the last 19 games
Hanson is better than Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine, Avery or Halladay. At least he’s fared better than any of them did in their first five big league starts. It would be silly … Continue Reading More Tommy
Already an ace: Hanson has made five major league starts and gone 4-0 with an 0.78 ERA in the past four, after giving up six earned runs in his debut … Continue Reading Hanson in perspective
Hanson’s been called up, and Medlen’s moving to the bullpen. Hanson debuts Saturday. –CB
If you haven’t checked lately, The Future is pitching rather well out in Buford, or Lawrenceville, or Duluth or Hog Mountain, wherever that taxpayer-financed ball park is. Ye Office guesses … Continue Reading Time for Tommy Hanson speculation
Turns out the Braves are going to use Kris Medlen in relief, Today, in the G-Braves’ opener, Medlen retired all 11 batters he faced, striking out four. He came in … Continue Reading Medlen to the rescue?