Tommy Hanson’s career is over as an Atlanta Brave. It’s bittersweet. He was the Braves number one prospect and he had tremendous stuff, but over the last two years his “stuff” hasn’t been so tremendous. His velocity has fallen and his ability to pitch around problems has suffered as well.

Hanson’s era with the Braves will be marked by five inning starts with high pitch counts. He could never consistently pitch deep into games.

The Braves made the right move in dumping him to free up cash for some more offense. I hope Hanson does well back home in California, but I’m not confident he’ll ever live up to potential everyone thought just 2 years ago.

I don’t even care. I’m not going to worry about it. I’m not going to even talk about it. I went out and did my job today, and I’m going to go out and do my job Saturday against the Phillies. Whatever happens, happens. That’s the last thing I’m worried about right now.

Tommy Hanson of the Atlanta Braves on chance of being added to the All-Star team this week, courtesy of David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Braves won 7-4 today to finish the sweep of the Cardinals and to go 7-2 on the roadtrip. Hanson pitched well for five innings before coming undone in the 6th. The Braves bats provided enough runs to complete the sweep.

The Braves head home for four games before going to Tampa on Friday. 


So, Tommy Hanson has a mild concussion due to a one-car collision Monday morning. (He blew a tire). It said he’ll be out for the next 4-5 days which is sad. 

It is because of this (& mostly because I wanna) I post a picspam of him! :D

Plus, I wanted to post a picture of him BEFORE the lumberjack beard! (Note first picture!)