Following Up On Jaime Garcia

The All-Star Break brings a chance to reflect on what’s happened so far this season. For me, that means going back to examine a series of offseason pieces on various players. It’s fun to see what I might have been right or wrong about. The first such piece was on Jimmy Nelson. This one checks in on Jaime Garcia, on whom the Braves reasonably gambled by giving up three lower ranked prospects. I felt that if he could get on pace to be worth three-ish wins that Atlanta could flip him at the deadline for better prospects than they gave…

Following Up On Jimmy Nelson

The All-Star Break brings a chance to reflect on what’s happened so far this season. For me, that means going back to examine a series of offseason pieces on various players. It’s fun to see what I might have been right or wrong about. One such piece was about the struggles of Jimmy Nelson in 2016. In short, there were too many walks, not enough strikeouts, and too much disappointment. Specifically, I said that if Nelson “was your probable starter it was probable you’d sigh.” But I also cited Nelson’s propensity to adjust through his career and made two suggestions…