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  1. June 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm | | Reply

    I’m all for bringing Glavine on board. Haven’t seen Penny pitch enough to really say one way or the other there. But I’m all for Glavine coming here, he can’t really hurt. More pitchers the better.

  2. June 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm | | Reply

    Great pitchers are groomed in ATL. Smoltz and Glavine are top pitchers, but have been in the NL for too long. The older you get the hard the DH hits you.
    But Francour is great fast too. Got me a lot of points in his rookie year! Would be worth it to get him. And of course those guy are still good to mid-relieve the weak spot in the lineup.

  3. June 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    Wakefield just has a crazy knuckleball that he could throw for a week straight.. I never thought of it from your point of view, but I still that the fact that they don’t face a pitcher each 9 and instead face a batter will hurt their numbers.
    After some research on the ‘net though https://bit.ly/5IB9M
    It seems the numbers (ERA anyway, which for me is the most important) are in your favor.
    I guess then it would depend on the pitcher and the pitches. Fast ball pitchers can get hammered in the AL, just let it raise up a little..

    Sorry the bit.ly shortered URl, not sure if I can use A tags in here…

    1. June 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm | | Reply

      Quick note, you can use a tags here Jim. We should probably put up a note of what html works in the comments…

  4. June 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm | | Reply

    Agreed, because Glavine is exactly that, a position pitcher. We will see where he plays in the rotation and what his stamina is (it’s tougher pitching to 9 batters IMO )

  5. June 7, 2009 at 10:42 am | | Reply

    Nice post Josh.. I’m all for trading Penny but not really excited that it could be for Franceour. I’m not a big fan of his… He’s ok but if he’s who we’re gonna get for Penny, I’d just assume ride it out with Papi DH’ing and see what happens. As far as Glavine, they have no need at all for him at this point. Would be a nice story since he’s a Billerica boy but they don’t need him.

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