The Atlanta Braves are still trying to figure out how to put together an actual 3-game streak — win or lose — as the old guys in the rocking chairs muse about solving their problems.
Timing is everything. We talk about that with the Atlanta Braves and their schedule (“it’s not necessarily who you play, but when you play them”), and the same is true when you’re talking about the team in a podcast.
Fred and I talked about the outfield… that Travis Demeritte hasn’t been hitting, that Guillermo Heredia‘s glove is the only thing keeping him in the majors, that playing a catcher in left field — even one hitting like William Contreras — is a bad idea… and we really didn’t have much of an idea about how the Braves could overcome these problems.
That was Thursday. Today… well, it seems that Alex Anthopoulos had caught the Advance Copy version of the podcast and decided that he was over his own hand-wringing about the outfield, too. Except that he had a plan.
So one thing you won’t hear about this week is any mention of Michael Harris II. That’s because we had both figured — silently — that Harris would get promoted to AAA Gwinnett and then maybe get consideration for the majors around the time of September callups.
I was personally hoping that the AAA promotion would linger at least one more full week, as I…