August 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm by Capitol Avenue Club under Atlanta Braves, Pitching, Quotes
And that’s mainly when he’s wrong. Take, for example, this article about Hanson. And I quote:
We’d have four or five more wins if [Hanson]‘d been here all year
I don’t know if it was money related or not. Maybe it was just to get him a little more experience. All I know is that our record would be a lot better if he’d been here from the start.
First of all, don’t lie. We all know it’s money related. You do too.
Secondly. Chipper, buddy, unless Hanson were hitting 40 home runs during that 2-month period, you weren’t going to win any more games. But let’s look at this from an objective standpoint.
The Braves played 8 games using either Kris Medlen or Jo-Jo Reyes as the starting pitcher before Hanson got called up. They went 3-5 in those 8 games. The three wins were won by scores of 8-7 (in back of a horribly pitched game by Reyes, the extra innings one in NY), 2-1 (behind a strong, 7-inning 1-run performance from Reyes), and 9-3 (behind a quality start from Medlen). The five losses were lost by a score of 4-0, 9-0, 10-0, 6-10, and 5-7. The 6-10 one was maybe the starter’s fault. The 5-7 one was a bullpen meltdown (this was during Moylan’s “I suck but Bobby’s going to use me anyway” phase). The other 3? Well, Chipper, if I’m not mistaken, you have to score some runs to win a game. That’s your fault. Not the starting pitcher.
This team might have one more win if they’d brought up Hanson from the get go. It clearly isn’t worth it. But don’t say we’d have about 4-5 more wins. That’s lunacy.