daullaz wrote:Lowe isn't a great #1, but he isn't a bum.
Vazquez WILL improve; he's been a great pitcher with unlucky ratios.
Japanese pitchers DO succeed over here due to the unfamiliarity the hitters have with them.
Jurrjens is developing well.
Hanson will be up soon enough.
I'd take their pitching over the Mutts. Santana kills any Braves pitcher, but I like the Braves 2-5 better.
Anderson needs to get on base more, but he's a decent stopgap till the kids are ready. Speed in CF is great.
Escobar is an above average SS
Chipper needs to stay healthy.
McCann is an elite catcher.
Kelly is an above average 2B.
Frenchy hit the lowest of lows and should rebound at least a little bit.
Kotchman is still young and looks to be taking steps forward (albeit slowly).
Diaz bombed last year and LF is a weakness.
/end Braves talk in Abreu thread.
The Braves 2-5 pitchers might be better but the bullpen isn't better and the Mets lineup is way better, Which pitchers from Japan have done real good? Not just average but real good? Not many, and I cant think of any who have done so in the very first year. And to state that Vazquez has been a GREAT pitcher is horribly wrong, GREAT pitchers don't always get unlucky with ratios. If they are great they beat the odds and produce great numbers