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Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Passing the TorchTo tell you how emotionally estranged I've been from the Braves lately, it hadn't even occured to me that there is competiton for the fifth spot in the Braves rotation, and it's between Tommys old and new. From Dave O'Brien's notes column today, after Glavine went on about how his shoulder was kind of sore:
I did toss out a question about Tommy Hanson and whether Glavine feels like he’s in competition with the young prospect to secure a spot in the rotation. Here’s his response:
Then, in a note whose placement after Glavine's comments doesn't seem accidental:
In other news, I thought you guys might want to hear what Don Sutton had to say this morning about his impressions of Tommy Hanson.
I don't think Bobby Cox has the stones to start Hanson and turn Glavine into a swingman or worse, but one wonders if that wouldn't be a better option for this team. At least if they want to compete this year, which I still maintain isn't really central to the front office's plan.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:34pm
This is from Dec 12, 2008 on Tommy Hanson…
Driveline seems to really like the guy.
Posted 03/04 at 02:39 PM
I understand when people talk about wanting Price and Hanson to start the year in the MLB instead of AAA. I get the “25 best players” thing. Still, I wouldn’t doubt if either pitcher was up by the end of April, and I guarantee both are up by the end of May just because of injuries. If they succeed, it’s easier to cut someone like Glavine loose. If they don’t succeed, then it shows they weren’t ready yet anyway. I would rather see Hanson than Glavine as well, but depth never hurt anyone.
Posted 03/04 at 02:43 PM
your enthusiam wanes while my disdain waxes yet. i’ll miss tom glavine none at all.
Posted 03/04 at 02:57 PM
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