Swing Lowe

Did I say this guy was old? Remember when he pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers?
Did I say this guy was old? Remember when he pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers?

LONG BEACH— The Braves have reportedly agreed to terms with the veteran pitcher Derek Lowe, the last pitcher they had on their list. The deal is said to be 4 years and $60 million dollars. Continue reading “Swing Lowe”

Good bye Chuck James.. and Good Riddance!

chuck-jamesATLANTA— The Braves officially did not tender a contract to Chuck James.  In 7 injury-riddled starts last year, the guy threw 29.2 innings, gave up 30 earned runs, 20 walks, and 10 homeruns.  After a very solid minor league career and a promising first season in the majors, much was expected of young Mr. James.  But I was never fully convinced.  The guy had a few quality games and some good stretches for the Braves in 2006 and 2007.  But he had no stamina.  After the Todd Van Poppel-like year he had last year, I tend to think he may be finished. I liked Chuck James’ story of how he made the bigs. But I think these guys that take unusual routes to the big leagues often do not last.

I know this guy is out till next September.  But I wonder who will make the sad mistake of picking this guy up? Or will the Braves continue to hold on to him in the minor leagues?