Monday, July 29, 2013
Custom Card of the Day: Teheran Edition
In 2008, the Braves' pitching rotation consisted of people like Mike Hampton, Jorge Campillo, Jo-Jo Reyes, and Jair Jurrjens. Nevertheless, they finished fourth.
Then a funny thing happened. They remembered they had a farm system.
Now, some of the best young pitchers are on the Braves rotation, including Kris Melden, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor and, of course, Julio Teheran, their rookie star this year. Teheran has been pitching consistently for them this year, having a few very nice games, and cementing their first-place status in the NL East (again).
Teheran is another example of how the Braves' farm system just whole-heartedly improved. Like, every year they were bringing up a new great player, and a new pitcher, and they were already being thrown into the rest of the MLB star statuses. People like Tommy Hanson, Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Andrelton Simmons, and now Teheran, are all homegrown, young talent.
And it's a far cry from people like Mike Hampton and Jo-Jo Reyes.
Coming Tomorrow- For some reason, the Yankees' ace.