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Friday, February 14, 2020

Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he’s healthy, feels good

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him.

“You want to talk to me?” the new Atlanta Braves pitcher asked.

Yes. Former Cy Young winners have a way of drawing interest.

Hernandez’s presence is one of the early sub plots for the defending National League East Division champions. Free-agent acquisition Cole Hamels, pegged No. 4 in the team’s rotation, may miss three weeks of camp with shoulder soreness. There already had been an expected duel for the No. 5 spot between Hernandez, Sean Newcomb, Kyle Wright and recently signed Josh Tomlin.

This headline doesn’t feel right in the slightest, and in multiple ways to boot…..


QLE Posted: February 14, 2020 at 12:57 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bfan Posted: February 14, 2020 at 01:47 PM (#5924437)
5 consecutive years of a declining ERA+, and an ERA+ of below 100 for 3 straight years now. Can you pick a pattern here and predict where it settles, this year?
   2. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: February 14, 2020 at 02:09 PM (#5924441)
"Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez" just feels wrong, to read.
   3. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: February 14, 2020 at 02:29 PM (#5924450)
Best shape of his life.™
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: February 14, 2020 at 02:33 PM (#5924457)
"Best Mood of his Life" - patent pending
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 14, 2020 at 06:11 PM (#5924517)
Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he feels good

I knew that he would.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 14, 2020 at 06:27 PM (#5924525)
"No, I'm injured as hell and I feel like ####."
   7. Walt Davis Posted: February 14, 2020 at 06:34 PM (#5924527)
#1: yes, everybody knows he was once great, everybody knows he is now bad, everybody expects the badness to continue (why he only got a minor-league deal) ... but everybody hopes he finds a way to be good again. Formerly great player in camp on minor-league deal is a staple of spring training reporting. The reporter could have focused on the exciting possibility that Josh Tomlin might be in the opening day rotation but mysteriously focused on King Felix instead.

The big news (to me, from 2 days ago for Braves fans) in the article is that Hamels is missing the first few weeks of camp (and so probably the first few weeks of the season) due to shoulder pain ... which is not good since it was his shoulder that bothered him at the end of last season.

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