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Monday, July 27, 2020

Mike Foltynewicz Designated for Assignment by Braves

Foltynewicz gave up six runs, four hits and four walks in a loss to the Rays on Monday night. He’s been with Atlanta since 2015, posting a 4.24 ERA in 117 starts.

“After the last couple outings in [summer camp], we wanted to give it a go here and it was the same,” Snitker said postgame. “We didn’t see enough increase in the velocity. That’s who he’s been. He’s been a stuff guy for the entire time we’ve had him. The stuff hasn’t been there.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 27, 2020 at 11:45 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. flournoy Posted: July 28, 2020 at 12:04 AM (#5966274)
I won't miss him... never liked him much, anyway. I think there's more to the story beyond his performance too.

In retrospect, this move came two starts too late.
   2. The Duke Posted: July 28, 2020 at 07:09 AM (#5966309)
Apparently they told him during the game he’d been DFA’d. He must be on someone’s #### list. Can’t wait to hear the whole story.
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 28, 2020 at 07:15 AM (#5966311)

Wow, wasn't this guy very good just two years ago?
   4. CFBF is Outside the Margin of Error Posted: July 28, 2020 at 09:32 AM (#5966320)
4 WAR and 200+ strikeouts in 2018, yeah.
   5. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: July 28, 2020 at 02:22 PM (#5966417)
Well, the velocity is also WAY down and teams with playoff aspirations (as easy as it may now be to make the playoffs) need to figure out ASAP who will be worth using by then. If there is a by then.

(per fangraphs: 2018 fb = 96.4 mph, 2020 = 90.5)
   6. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 28, 2020 at 02:40 PM (#5966423)
His stuff could be slow-pitch sotfball good, and the Red Sox will still sign him by dinner time.
   7. Brian Posted: July 28, 2020 at 03:32 PM (#5966437)
Staff ace in Boston.
   8. flournoy Posted: July 28, 2020 at 04:29 PM (#5966459)
As a bonus, you can start him in the final game of a playoff series to save everyone the anxiety associated with a tense game.
   9. The Duke Posted: July 28, 2020 at 05:35 PM (#5966477)
That made me laugh
   10. Walt Davis Posted: July 28, 2020 at 05:56 PM (#5966488)
His stuff could be slow-pitch sotfball good

What's he doing on Oct 3?

That sort of velocity drop is usually an injury or possibly something worse. Anyway, about $9 M in career earnings plus whatever he gets this year plus whatever he signed for in 2010 (#19 pick).
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2020 at 04:09 PM (#5966965)
Kinda surprised he cleared waivers
   12. flournoy Posted: July 30, 2020 at 09:02 PM (#5967028)
I don't think it's that surprising. By DFAing him, the Braves (who presumably know him better than any other organization) publicly declared that he isn't worth his salary or a roster spot. The Braves are obviously still open to trading him, so now an opposing GM can try to negotiate a trade without having to pick up his whole contract.

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