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I really hope not and may just be responding to how bad it looked, but it looked bad and he's not young and...well, you get the idea.
And, as for the team, yeah, it's a pretty big blow to a team that already doesn't exactly look invincible.
And that Young, knowing he was out, could have tried to avoid stepping on Hudson's ankle. I'm not suggesting that Young had any ill intent, just that he seemed to be on autopilot. Are runners taught to step on first no matter what, even if they're out? Or to step on the fielder's foot if the fielder is occupying the bag since the runner has every right to be there as well? Of course, Young could have gotten hurt just as easily...
There's really no fault here. Two guys, playing MLB at MLB speed, playing exactly the way you want your guys to play. Hudson was looking to make sure he got the out. Young was running hard through the bag in case the ball was bobbled or Hudson missed the bag. It ended poorly. #### happens, and this happening was #### for Hudson and the Braves (and Young.)
You really never did play any baseball did you?
There's also the reality, as I understand it, that the Braves' farm system is, if not exactly "fallow," then at as low a point as its been in a long time. There just aren't a lot of chips available to swap.
Without question. One other thing that's significant: In real time, there's far less time for either of these guys to make the adjustments Ray is suggesting, even if they wanted to.
My question was specifically about cracking a guy's ankle if it could be avoided.
Disagree. You really never did play any baseball did you?
There's absolutely nothing EY2 did wrong on that play, and he certainly couldn't have changed his momentum mid-step on his final lunge for the bag. He was already off the ground, in mid-stride lunge, when Hudson's foot went to the center of the bag.'
I've read but never researched (on my list of things to take a deep look at) that the relief blew a bunch of would be wins for Huddy during the Moneyball days.
Yes. If an adjustment was even possible at that point, which is doubtful, EY would have put himself at risk of injury.
(Speaking of which, we've got a little bet that needs settlin')
Wouldn't Wood be available? He's keeping Maholm's spot warm for now, but it doesn't look like they specifically need him.
If Freddie fields that cleanly he trots to the bag himself, no problem.
Do you think they send him back to the bullpen when Maholm comes back, or to the minors to stay on a starter's rotation? Because even with the injury to Hudson they seem to have an extra starter.
But no more of a risk to himself than stepping on a guy's ankle was to himself.
Trying to avoid Hudson reduces Young's chances of being injured AND reduces Hudson's chances of being injured.
Tim Hudson’s wife thanks player who injured her husband
After a 15-16 season in 1926, Johnson suffered a broken leg when hit by a line drive in spring training in 1927. He returned and finished the season, going 5-6. On Aug. 2, on the anniversary of his first major-league game, he was honored by being given a "day" by the Senators.
Year Age Tm Lg Wchp Ltuf Wlst Lsv
1999 23 OAK AL 1 0 4 3
2000 24 OAK AL 4 0 2 4
2001 25 OAK AL 2 3 2 5
2002 26 OAK AL 0 1 8 2
2003 27 OAK AL 0 1 4 2
2004 28 OAK AL 2 0 6 3
2005 29 ATL NL 3 2 2 2
2006 30 ATL NL 3 1 3 4
2007 31 ATL NL 0 4 3 3
2008 32 ATL NL 1 2 2 1
2009 33 ATL NL 1 1 2 1
2010 34 ATL NL 2 4 2 3
2011 35 ATL NL 1 1 1 2
2012 36 ATL NL 4 3 1 0
2013 37 ATL NL 1 3 2 1
15 Yrs 25 26 44 36
Year Age Tm Lg Wchp Ltuf Wlst Lsv
1977 22 DET AL 0 1 0 2
1978 23 DET AL 0 0 1 2
1979 24 DET AL 4 3 1 2
1980 25 DET AL 6 4 2 2
1981 26 DET AL 2 4 1 2
1982 27 DET AL 3 4 2 0
1983 28 DET AL 1 6 1 3
1984 29 DET AL 2 3 0 2
1985 30 DET AL 3 8 2 2
1986 31 DET AL 7 3 3 4
1987 32 DET AL 2 3 2 1
1988 33 DET AL 1 4 1 4
1989 34 DET AL 1 4 1 1
1990 35 DET AL 6 7 2 0
1991 36 MIN AL 4 4 3 2
1992 37 TOR AL 5 1 2 4
1993 38 TOR AL 2 1 4 3
1994 39 CLE AL 4 1 2 2
18 Yrs 53 61 30 38
I’d just been talking to Tim Hudson.He’d reflected calmly on Monday afternoon, standing in his underwear in front of his locker at Citi Field. (I asked if he wanted to get dressed, but Hudson never made a fuss about anything, waving me off and saying “Nah, I’m trying to cool off!”) And he talked to me about his teammate, Brian McCann.
I don't know who the neck-stabber is but I'd like for him to meet in a dark alley with anyone who uses "Huddy".
Pretty sure that the 4 "wins lost" in 2003 were all 4 by Foulke. He only blew 5 saves all year, and 4 of them were those games IIRC.
Now, the plan is most likely:
Minor/Teheran/Beachy/Medlen/Wood (while Maholm is on the DL)
Acquire Mike Gonzalez for the pen.
When Maholm returns, he replaces Medlen who goes to the pen as the RH version of Gonzalez.
Wood had better pull a Teheran fast then, because his two starts have been dreadful. He's got to prove he can at least go five quality innings before I'd concede he's a better option than Medlen in the rotation at this point.
Apparently the Braves have significantly upped their targets for pre-deadline trades. They're looking at Bud Norris if the rumors are true.
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