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July 28, 2012

Medlen to the Rotation… Finally

by @ 10:28 pm.   Filed under braves

Kris Medlen is tentatively scheduled to start in place of Jair Jurrjens on Tuesday. I actually will be able to watch this game so expect a write up and an objective as possible review of his performance

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Braves plan to start Medlen in place of Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves

by @ 7:27 pm.   Filed under braves

“We’re going to go in a different direction, give Med a chance,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday after announcing plans to start him Tuesday against Miami in place of struggling Jair Jurrjens.

Medlen was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on May 29 to build arm stretch in preparation for a possible switch from relieving to starting duties. Two weeks later the Braves brought him back and decided to keep him in the bullpen, opting instead for Jurrjens in the rotation after a two-month stint in Triple-A.

With that in mind, this time when the Braves told Medlen he would be starting Tuesday, they did so with a caveat: If the team can pull off a trade for a starting pitcher in the next couple of days, Medlen would stay in the bullpen, where he’s filled a valuable role as a bridge between the starters and top relievers.

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Braves, Wren whiff on Greinke — and this is getting old | Jeff Schultz

by @ 3:40 pm.   Filed under braves

The Brewers traded Greinke to the Angels (for shortstop Jean Segura and two prospects) because Wren wouldn’t give up enough for a pitcher who potentially could lead them to a World Series. The Marlins are asking for the moon and the sun for Johnson, as they should. He’s not only good, he’s signed through next season. He might be worth more than even Greinke. Great players don’t come for cheap.

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Braves wouldn’t make Tex-like mistake again on Greinke | Atlanta Braves

by @ 3:34 pm.   Filed under braves

The Angels gave up three of their top 10 prospects to get Greinke. Three. Even if the Brave had included their preseason No. 1 prospect Julio Teheran, they would’ve had to give up at least one of their other elite prospects and perhaps two. I still haven’t heard exactly what Milwaukee asked from the Braves. I would imagine that catcher Christian Bethancourt was in the package the Brewers asked for, particularly if Teheran wasn’t included and perhaps even if if was.

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