After Thursday night’s loss the The Braves made a roster Move
—. David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) July 5, 2013
Sending Corry Gearrin to Gwinnet wasn’t a surprise, he hadn’t been pitching well of late. In his last 13 games going back top May 21st, he threw 11 innings put up an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.454 allowing one home run and walking 10. Hitters had a slash of .378/.509/.511. The real question is what the corresponding move will be. Luis Ayala is rehabbing at Gwinnett but he has a 6.48 ERA in 8 1/3 innings of relief there. Joe Beimel is there too but he has a 5.40 #RA and a 1.714 WHIP in 11 2/3 innings so he’s not an improvement. Wirfin Obispo has an ERA of 4.09 and a WHIP od 1.119 in 42 innings and although Juan Jaime showed promise early on but he’s in AA with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.346 WHIP and reportedly struggling lately. These things seem to point to a trade. There have been a lot of rumors about Joba Chamberlin but earlier tonight O’Brien said he didn’t think there was ever much interest. Other than that Mike Dunn has been mentioned as well but seeing him pitch against us the other night didn’t inspire confidence. His numbers however are better than my lack of confidence indicates. Over all he’s put up a 2.97 ERA and a 1.431 WHIP for the Fish this year and in his last 14 starts the ERA is 2.17 and the WHIP just 1.219.
That’s a Wrap
I suppose we’ll know in the morning but a little late night speculation never hurts. The Cubs have gone way over there slot for international signings but haven’t finished their last big money signing. They could still acquire slot money by trading with a willing team. The Braves have signed a slew of international free agents but still have slot money left. Perhaps we swapped some slot money for James Russell? Wild and unfounded speculation I admit but after watching us lose to the Marlins two nights in a row I’m entitled to my fantasies.