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Old 08-10-2017, 23:32   #1
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Where In The World Is Kenshin Kawakami-

With Kris Medlan suffering a tear in his UCL, the Braves are in need of a starting pitcher, and thus theyre summoning Mike Minor from Triple-A to fill the rotation spot on Monday. The pitcher that Medlan originally replaced in the rotation, Kenshin Kawakami, wasn't an option to fill the spot because hes thrown only one inning in the last six weeks.
Kawakami, however, is not hurt, suspended, or else absent in the team. He hasjust been chilling in the bullpen, awaiting Bobby Cox to summon him to the mound, an invitation that never materializes. Now that the Braves also have a location for him, hes not stretched out enough to Salomon Speedcross 3 Hombre fill the hole, and is headed to Triple-A to obtain back on the mound. The entire saga of Kawakamis usage is one of the more perplexing story lines of 2010.
While he's certainly no kind of ace, Kawakami is a perfectly serviceable major league starter. His performance is no different this year than it was this past year, as his nearly identical xFIPs indicate. His ERA expires due to some BABIP fluctuation, but even time isnt overly high. He didnt even pitch himself from the rotation his last start before being Salomon Speedcross 4 Hombre banished led to a powerful performance against the Tigers.
And yet, Bobby Cox clearly doesn't have faith in him. He kept him on ice, waiting for a low leverage long relief destination to let him take in innings, but one never came, and he refused to make use of Kawakami in any game in which the effects were not determined. Why doesnt he trust Kawakami? Your gue s is really as good as mine. His win-lo s record isnt pretty, but Cox needs to be capable of seeing how usele s time is, right?
So, instead of utilizing a decent enough pitcher to help keep the Phillies at bay inside a pennant race, the Braves now find themselves Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Hombre hoping he pitches good enough in Triple-A to generate some interest from another team, leading to an August trade. Having a $6.7 million salary for 2011, he is sure to clear waivers, despite the fact that that amount isnt much more than hes worth.
Once the Braves find a team willing to look past wins and lo ses, Kawakami will probably have a new house one where the manager is really willing to give him the ball. The Braves, meanwhile,will lean on a rookie to try to keep them in front of the Phillies in the NL East. For his or her sake, I hope Minor pitches well, because otherwise, theyll po se s a large amount of reasons to think back and wonder Salomon Speedcross 3 Mujer why their manager simply refused to use a pretty decent major league pitcher in the center of a pennant race.
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