Monday, February 16, 2015

Spring Training Battle: 5th Starter (About.com)

The Braves uber-busy offseason has left the fifth starter position still unresolved, but with a wide-open competition for the spot. The Braves could go with a veteran like Wandy Rodriguez or Eric Stults to simply provide stability at the bottom of the rotation while the young hurlers develop in the minors. Or maybe they should go with one of the young guys like Manny Banuelos or Michael Foltynewicz and see what they have. And don't sleep on Cody Martin, who the Braves left unprotected in the Rule 5. He's never found a level he couldn't conquer to this point. Or maybe a trade or late spring signing like Aaron Harang will provide come clarity. One thing's for sure. As pitchers begin to report, there is a big open slot for someone to claim. Who will it be?

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