Granted it is early....but after tonight's performance against the Cardinals, it is time for Reyes to move ahead of Kawakami in the rotation.
Reyes' performance last season aside as we all know how dreadful he was....and the fact that at this point has won more major league games and clearly throwing the baseball right now with much better command than Kawakami....he currently gives us a much better chance of winning ballgames than the Japanese veteran hurler.
Perhaps Kawakami finds himself and I hope so considering the $$ we are paying him....but his H/BB-IP is atrocious and over the long-haul can't continue if he is going to stay in the 4th spot of the Braves rotation. Pick a stud....Webb, Peavy, Oswalt, Beckett, Santana, Hudson....whoever....they would even teeter on success if they walked 5, 6, 7 guys in a start!
They way Reyes has pitched in the 2009 season between Spring Training and his two regular season starts warrant more opportunities to get the ball and give our beloved Bravos a better chance at winning!
Of course....as I'm watching Terry Pendleton sleep on the bench and our players swinging at first pitches time after time after time after time.....it doesn't matter much how any of our pitchers throw without run support!
Maybe Reyes will be dealt for a hitter.....as the Braves have numerous 2010 starting options!