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MLB Pitchers Whose 2014 Velocity Drops Should Be Scaring You
Even though the sample size is small, the 2014 Major League Baseball season has been rough for a lot of pitchers who entered the year with lofty expectations.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Gattis comes through again in Braves' victory
Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis were teammates at Single-A Rome in 2010, their first year of pro ball, and again in 2012 at Double-A Mississippi.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Teheran has the look of an ace
Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Philadelphia.
Mazzone: Throwing 'More Often with Less Exertion' Key to Avoiding Arm Injuries
Former Major League Baseball pitching coach Leo Mazzone has an answer to the exponentially growing number of serious arm injuries, and the era of the pitch count, which tends to treat starting pitchers with kid gloves in an effort to avoid the dreaded Tommy John surgery.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Tommy John surgery rebuilds pitchers' careers
No procedure has saved more pitchers' careers than Tommy John surgery, which replaces a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow with a tendon from another part of the body.
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Mike Minor should start Saturday for Atlanta Braves
Refusing to let multiple injuries slow them down, the Atlanta Braves starting pitchers have been among the best in baseball in the early going and the group is about to get a little better as Mike Minor should make his return from the disabled list this week.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
MLB Insider: Rays take big hit in starting rotation
Matt Moore's 2014 season lasted just two starts. A 17-game winner last season, the lefthander will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Biggest Takeaways from the 1st 3 Weeks of the MLB Season
Slowly but surely, the 2014-15 Major League Baseball season is forming an identity.
Santana seeks to make quick work of Mets
When the Braves learned that they would lose right-handed starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy for the season, they moved quickly by signing another righty, Ervin Santana, to a one-year deal worth $14 million on March 12. In fact, his 20.8-second Pitcher Pace -- the average amount of time taken between pitches -- this season is his fastest yet, ... (more)
Fri Apr 18, 2014
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Harang strong again as Braves one-hit Mets
Harang strong again as Braves one-hit Mets NEW YORK -- In a span of two months, Atlanta Braves right-hander Aaron Harang has gone from unemployed to indispensable -- and almost unhittable.
Each MLB Team's Most Crucial Early-Season Storyline
From a flood of Tommy John surgeries to all sorts of minor strains and sprains, the story of the 2014 MLB season has been the unbelievable amount of injuries that have occurred all across the league.
2014 Atlanta Braves: Just Pitch Baby
The 2014 Atlanta Braves came into the season with a plan of how their pitching rotation would look.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
New York Post
Braves' system an unsung model for success
When the subject of model franchises arises, we gravitate to the Cardinal Way or the Moneyball A's or whatever statistical jujitsu the Rays are doing to remain high-level contenders despite low payrolls.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Miami Herald
Bob Brookover: One mistake was one too many for Lee and the Phillies
The night before Ryne Sandberg said the game begins with pitching and defense. Baseball, of course, is one of only two games - cricket is the other - in which the action is initiated by the defensive team, starting with the pitcher, but that's not what the Phillies manager was referencing.
Gavin Floyd and the conflict with his incentives
Gavin Floyd has a lot of incentives to get on the mound as quickly as possible, but could that compromise the Braves plans for the latter half of the season? In reading the comment section on our post about David Hale being skipped, I came across a great post by cthabeerman .
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Quick perspective on Ervin Santana's dominance Monday
It is no secret that Ervin Santana has dominated in his first two starts this season.
Teddy Never Wins
District Daily: Nationals News 4/15
Frandsen, however, started in left field for the third consecutive game Monday night in the series opener against the Marlins.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Playing Fact or Fiction with All 30 MLB Team's Early-Season Records
As a fun way to put each team's early-season records into perspective, I extrapolated their current winning percentage out over a full 162 games in order to see how they would be projected to finish if they kept up their current pace.
Tommy John 'epidemic' mowing down MLB rosters
It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano and Stephen Strasburg, who returned from elbow It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano ... (more)