KMed just said on 680 about how trade was bittersweet because they lost Prado “Everybody has a man crush on that guy.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) January 25, 2013

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In Medlen I trust

“People approach things negatively and positively, and I’m one of the positive people. I don’t think like, ‘Oh man what if we lose.’ I’m thinking, ‘Man, what if we win!’ “ And they will, with No. 54 toeing the slab.

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Medlen stat du jour

Via Grantland, which has a nice piece about the Braves ace: • Medlen is the first pitcher since earned runs became official in 1912 to have at least eight wins and an ERA of 0.76 or lower, and average at least one strikeout per inning over a 10-start span. • Only one other pitcher in […]

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Med Dog, meet Mad Dog and Gibby

Medlen is on about as good a run as any Atlanta Braves pitcher ever, maybe any pitcher ever. After some (admittedly limited) research, I found a similar stretch composed by the master himself in 1994, and another super-human streak by Bob Gibson. That was perhaps Maddux’s best year. He was 16-6 — hard to figure […]

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The Junior Maddux

I’m downright giddy watching Kris Medlen twirl yet another gem. He’s not Greg Maddux — never will be.  No one will. But he’s the closest facsimile we’ve seen since Mad Dog departed for Chicago. (And then he gives B-Mac a comical hug after the catcher is hit in the jimmy by a foul ball. Pure […]

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