Mar 14, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baseballs sit in a bucket before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Opening Day Starting Pitcher


Throughout the past 10 years the Atlanta Braves have started six different pitchers on the mound on opening day.  This year they could have another guy on the mound for the first time with Kris Medlen or they could go with experience in Tim Hudson.  Neither have shown this spring that they want to be the opening day starter with the lines they’ve put up.  Hudson having a worse spring then Medlen but both have not had ace stats.  It’s obvious the Braves won’t have a clear #1 and instead be a “rotation team”.  If one impresses the other over the next two weeks, they could win the job.


Mar 7, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez (33) before a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Fredi Gonzalez has not decided on the Braves opening day starting pitcher yet but we would like to hear from you.  If you were the manager of the Braves, who would you start versus the Phillies on April 1st?

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