Episode 79 - 2018 Season Preview: Pitching
Spring Training gets rolling along, and the Braves even traded for three-true-outcomes wonder and infielder Ryan Schimpf. Really, though, we mostly just have to look forward still, and today we talk about the pitching staff. The key unifying theme of the Braves' staff might just be uncertainty. In his relatively short career, Julio Teheran has looked like a down-ballot Cy Young contender and a complete disaster. Mike Foltynewicz is shockingly inconsistent. Sean Newcomb would be a world beater if her cut his walks just a smidge. Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir could be solid veteran pickups, but we wouldn't bet on it. Luiz Gohara could be the best, even though he is only 21. Yet a massively improved bullpen and more options all around should mean the Braves have a lot better pitching than they did last year.