Braves Option Medlen To Minors, Prepares To StartPosted: May 30, 2012
A fairly large decision was made by the Braves today, who optioned Kris Medlen to Triple-A. The plan is to get Medlen around three starts and lengthen him out to become a starter in Atlanta. The the previous post, I hinted in the updated that Medlen would be the most likely replacement, and my personal choice, if the Braves decided to go this route.
Right now it looks as if Minor will be the pitcher replaced once Medlen is ready. This could change if Delgado struggles and Minor begins to turn things around. There is also a possibility, very unlikely though, Medlen struggles in his Triple-A starts and leaves the Braves with a full-on mess on their hands. For now, I guess I don’t really have a problem with this move. I plan on writing a larger piece soon breaking down how this years philosophy and decision-making may be different compared to other years.
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