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How the Braves’ Rotation Has Too Much Depth for Its Own Good

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Last season, the Atlanta Braves' pitching staff was decimated by injuries. Mike Hampton went down, then John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and finally Tim Hudson, leaving rookie Jair Jurrjens as the last man standing. 

Ninety losses later, the Braves knew that the offseason would be focused on building pitching depth.

They accomplished that goal.

Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez, and Jair Jurrjens front a very strong rotation that could be one of the best in the majors.

Kenshin Kawakami, Tom Glavine, Kris Medlen, and eventually Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson will all fight for a rotation spot this year.

That's eight pitchers deep. It's almost Red Sox-esque.

But is this a good thing?...

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