September 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm by Capitol Avenue Club under Atlanta Braves, Daily Post, Philadelphia Philthies, Transactions
Happy Saturday, everyone. New Elias Rankings are out via MLBTR. Adam LaRoche had previously dropped out of Type B status, but he’s pulled back into Type B. He’s still on the border, but I think he has a good chance of finishing the season as a Type B. If we need any further evidence that this system simply doesn’t work, Chris Coghlin, a rookie, would be a Type B if he were a FA tomorrow but Nyjer Morgan, who will be a 5-win player this year, would not.
Tim Hudson may be inching towards Type B, though I don’t find that very relevant.
Here’s my off-season time-line for this space: Once the season is finished, I’ll write a review of the year much like I did during the all-star break and suggest the Braves’ off-season needs. After that, I’ll be doing prospects almost exclusively, with a few trade speculation pieces and covering all the transactions. With the prospects, I’m going to be doing a year in review piece on the farm in general, a year in review piece for every one of this year’s top 40 prospects, assemble my list of 2010 top 40 prospects, and write them up much the same way I did last year. The Arizona Fall League will be covered extensively from a Braves fan’s perspective and the other Winter Leagues involving both Braves players and prospects. When the projections come out I’ll do some work with them, no doubt. I’ll cover Spring Training, though mostly just transactions and races, not the general play of regulars. And at that point, the season will be here. Hopefully it ends better than this one is looking like.
Game Last Night
Terrible. I did a Q&A over at Macho Row and here’s what I wrote about the pitching match-up last night:
I don’t know what to expect from Hudson, he’s made three starts all season. So you have to like Happ in that one.
Though, if I’d known Happ would be out of the game after 3 and the Braves would have to face Kyle Kendrick(!) thereafter, I would’ve responded quite differently. There’s no excuse for not scoring more off of that guy. I mean, this is a guy who was allowing runs at a Jeff Ridgeway rate in Spring Training this year. He’s not good.
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