I live in Raleigh NC and graduated from where Devine went to college .... NC State.
Have seen him pitch live and in person on many occasion and he was just at another level than everyone else on the field in the ACC.
With that said I think he has been rushed into service by the Braves and believed he could of benefitted from some more developement in the minors.
Not faulting the Braves, Cox or anyone else.... it is, what it is - a thin bullpen.
He has the stuff, I just hope rushing him up does not set him back coinfidence wise.
From what I have read and heard from most Braves fans that know thier team is that he got the call a little early and got thrown to the wolves.
He threw his first pitch in the majors the same year he threw his last pitch at NC State - if thats not a rush job then there is no such thing.
Anyway .... I will be very interested in how my favorite team (Braves) developes a player from my favorite university (NC State). I feal like I have a vested interest in a weird kind of way.
Its always been interesting to see the ACC players from years past make there way into the majors ..... Nomar,Varitek,Benson and a whole slew of others I have seen come and go over the years.
College baseball starts soon here ..... Feb 3-5th - NC State hosts Delaware State!!!
David - Raleigh,NC
2006 Matchup Meltdown Champion