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LOMO unhappy with hitting coach firing....

maybe Loria outraged decides to release him... i wouldn't mind if we signed him.... (and he wake's up)...

Venters: Best pitch in Baseball

Grant Brisbee thinks that Everyday Jonny's 95 mph sinker is the best pitch in the majors this year. I'm sold.

O'Ventbrel

The dominance of EOF, Venters, and Kimbrel is displayed in a graph comparing K/9.

Chipper says Heyward needs to play through pain

While I appreciate Chipper's openness about this, and he even worded things so it's not a harsh remark by any means, but why make the comment publicly?

Braves sign Indy League pitcher Gary Moran

Drafted three times, twice by San Diego, he finally signed as a 41st round pick in 09 and spent just one year in the Giants organization. He's 6'9" so he certainly becomes one of the tallest guys in the Braves system. He'll join the Rome Braves.

Odd Year Uggla!

If you look at his WAR, it alternates great/mediocre in even/odd years. Rest assured, Uggla won't improve until 2012.

Dan Uggla and Kelly Johnson both have 14.3 Fangraphs WAR since 2007, Kelly's first full season....

Dan Uggla and Kelly Johnson both have 14.3 Fangraphs WAR since 2007, Kelly's first full season. Think about that one for a second.

Me

Wagner - 2nd lowest career ERA in the live ball era

Mariano Rivera's career ERA is 2.22 Wagner's is 2.31 No one else in the top 6 pitched later than '90 (meaning, none of the other guys besides these two had to dance around the steroid era). Hall of Famer? YES

"His biggest problem," said one scout, "is he's not getting his front foot down, so he's got a...

"His biggest problem," said one scout, "is he's not getting his front foot down, so he's got a timing issue. And now he's pressing." "He looks awful," said another scout. "Every ball down in the zone is a 6-3 or a 4-3. And it's becoming psychological."

Jayson Stark's New Column, Re: Mr. Uggla
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