Odds & Ends: Braves, Yankees, Encarnacion

A few Saturday night links to peruse….

  • The Braves' outfield trio pales in comparison to those of their division rivals, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). O'Brien says the team is still trying to add another outfield bat.
  • LoHud.com's Chad Jennings wonders if the Yankees' lineup would seem better if Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner swapped positions, since Granderson has the power of a corner outfielder and Gardner has the speed of a center fielder. Jennings isn't suggesting they should swap, but calling attention to traditional expectations for offensive production at certain positions.
  • MLB.com has posted a series of articles highlighting burning questions that each team must answer as they head into the 2010 season.
  • Shi Davidi of the Canadian Press tweets an encouraging update on Edwin Encarnacion, following a fireworks accident. Paul Kinzer, Encarnacion's agent, says the third baseman is "doing really great" after an initial scare.


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3 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Braves, Yankees, Encarnacion"


Peet29
5 years 8 months ago

The braves just need a decent LH bat to platoon with Diaz, nobody in baseball hits lefties better than Diaz. Mclouth is a solid CF that will hit .260-.270 with 20-25 hrs and Cabrera is a switch hitter who has a .290 avg leading off (he should leadoff and move Mclouth lower in the order). Up the middle you have two .300+ hitters in Escobar & Prado. Chipper is 1yr removed from a .360 season. McCann will hit .280-.290 with 20-25 hrs. If Glaus stays healthy he should provide 30+ hrs in the middle of the order, and the Braves have the best rotation in the NL East. Without major injuries they should be able to compete with the Phillies and be a serious Wildcard threat.

Guest
5 years 8 months ago

The braves just need a decent LH bat to platoon with Diaz, nobody in baseball hits lefties better than Diaz. Mclouth is a solid CF that will hit .260-.270 with 20-25 hrs and Cabrera is a switch hitter who has a .290 avg leading off (he should leadoff and move Mclouth lower in the order). Up the middle you have two .300+ hitters in Escobar & Prado. Chipper is 1yr removed from a .360 season. McCann will hit .280-.290 with 20-25 hrs. If Glaus stays healthy he should provide 30+ hrs in the middle of the order, and the Braves have the best rotation in the NL East. Without major injuries they should be able to compete with the Phillies and be a serious Wildcard threat.

Brad426
5 years 8 months ago

You and Peet29 think A LOT alike…