Buster Olney on Jason Heyward
There is a clear expectation in the Braves' clubhouse that unless Heyward completely falls on his face in spring training, he will open the 2010 season in the big leagues. A year ago, Tommy Hanson impressed the Braves in camp and was regarded by the other players as one of the five best starting pitchers. But Hanson opened the season in the minor leagues, missing about nine starts, and then was called up (like a lot of top young prospects, after enough time had passed to ensure that he wouldn't be eligible for arbitration until after his fourth season).
Well, in the end, that decision might have been costly.
Where does that leave Matt Diaz and Melky Cabrera? In a platoon, I assume.