I dont get it from the braves side, A home grown satill young (26) good pitcher who in 4 years is 13 games over .500 with a mid 3s ERA for a releif pitcher who may have 34 saves but just one last year comming off the worst of his 3 seasons and his ERA has rising each of hios first three years.
Dont get it at all
Let me guess, you have no idea who Tommy Hansen is.
Add that to the long list of things you seemingly know nothing about.
Well, there are some red flags with Hanson. He's had declining velocity already and numerous injuries, and was just flat out bad last year.
But that being said, it still would've been tough for me to completely give up on him and deal him for a reliever already.
Yeah, I think the Braves have seen enough of Hansen to have some real doubts.
Atlanta is generally a smart organization, so reallocating the 4-5 mil he would have received in arbitration is probably where the value lies.
Although he was good his first 2 years, last year, he had a 4.48 era and 1.45 WHIP. There has to be a reason for the poor season.
At least the Braves move on from a mediocre pitcher, instead of hoping he gets better. They probably feel they can at least replace those numbers from within or get someone cheaper from the dumpster.