Flaherty Injury Raises Rotation Questions

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For only the third time this season, Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals was pulled from his start before pitching in the sixth inning. Flaherty sustained an injury while batting in the top half of the inning–something that National League starters inexplicably still do. Flaherty underwent tests on Tuesday and the team has placed […] READ MORE


2020 Player Preview: Carlos Martinez

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When young flamethrower Jordan Hicks went down with an elbow injury near the end of June 2019, Mike Shildt made it clear that the closer role was up for grabs. Many expected the red-hot John Gant or John Brebbia to fill the spot. However, the return of former no. 1 starter Carlos Martinez from injury […] READ MORE



Atlanta Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia

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Atlanta Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia The Atlanta Braves didn’t have a single start from a left-handed pitcher in 2016. Not one. General Manager John Coppolella made sure to change that heading into 2017. The Braves have acquired Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals received three prospects: right-handed pitchers John Gant and Chris […] READ MORE