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Why Did the Atlanta Braves Bring Up Tommy Hanson Now?

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Of the many questions that have been asked during a whirlwind Wednesday that saw three significant roster moves, perhaps the most pertinent question is why did the Braves wait until now to bring up Tommy Hanson?

The franchise's number one prospect blew away the competition in the Arizona Fall League, in spring training and so far in AAA Gwinnett.  Many felt he was ready to start the season in the bigs, despite having never pitched above AA ball.

So why wait? Cole Hamels and James Shields provide some clarity.

Baseball players are eligible for salary arbitration after three years with one notable exception.  Baseball has a rule for players known as "Super Twos." Super Twos come from the group of ...

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