Sunday, March 16, 2014

Excerpt: "Braves Sign Santana"

"This isn't a panic move by the Braves, who aren't overpaying for Santana in cash or in years. It's an appropriate reaction to losing two starters with two weeks to go before Opening Day and a lack of internal options to fill the slots. The Braves are also concerned about Mike Minor, who is behind the other pitchers in camp due to an offseason illness, and who won't be ready for Opening Day. The Braves' rotation might have been something like Julio Teheran, Medlen, Minor, Beachy and Alex Wood. Prior to signing Santana, the rotation for the first two weeks looked something like Teheran, Wood, Freddy Garcia and David Hale."