We’ve got young guys who are only going to get better and veteran guys who are really performing at a high level, said Roberts, whose club plays its first spring game Friday against the Chicago White Sox. So, we’ve just got to continue to stay the course.
LHP Alex Wood worked through a scheduled bullpen Monday. A sprained right ankle, sustained Thursday, had limited him. X-rays were negative. Pitching prospect Walker Buehler, a 23-year-old right-hander, threw his first bullpen this spring on Monday.
He is the second high-profile client of agent Scott Boras to agree to a contract in the past few days. First baseman Eric Hosmer agreed to a contract with the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
So even though you may think he’s been a petulant jerk at so many stops along the way, it sucked not having him relevant for the past year or so. He was built to play in front of that tracer technology but we were getting D-grade Bubba, not the traditional Bubba, one of the greatest and most imaginative shotmakers in the history of game. This week we got Grade A Bubba, and even if you dislike the person, you had to love watching him play and perform at Riv. It was impossible not to. This has always been the Bubba paradox. Look at the cut on this one, which is pretty much standard Bubba.
In 460 career appearances, Moylan is 24-9 with four saves and a 3.00 ERA in 390? innings.
To make room for Moylan, the Braves designated right-hander Mauricio Cabrera for assignment.
Alderson has more than 30 years in the game. He knows a player who hit .226/.309/.347 as a 29-year-old in Class-A is not a major league player or a legitimate prospect. Is Tebow a conventional prospect? No, but the odds are slim to none that he improves enough to warrant a major league promotion.
Which doesn’t answer the question. If he gets called it up, it would be in September and nothing more than a publicity stunt to bring in some fans.
Miller: If not this year, probably never — how much of Tebow’s 30s is he really going to invest in being one of the worst players in the low minor leagues? So it probably has to be this year — let’s say September, if the Mets are out of contention.