Because I am such a ray of sunshine, I will start with the good news. Freddie Freeman, who looked to be another victim of the Braves snakebitten start to the 2012 Spring Training, is actually not injured as badly as first expected. Initial reports had Freeman missing at least a couple weeks with a, deep breath, partially dislocated kneecap. (Sorry, I had to remind myself to keep breathing just thinking of the pain.) The Braves first baseman was back in camp this morning with a limp but without crutches. It now appears that Freeman will be out a matter of days instead of weeks.
Fabulous news- considering Tommy Hanson still cannot pass a concussion test. Yes, fans, we were lulled into a hibernation sleep over the winter, and Spring Training has shown us that no news really can be good news. Hanson’s fender bender which seemed to be nothing more than causes a delay to the first workout has kept him from full workouts to date. It’s early and not likely to have lasting effects on the season, but after the way last season ended and finding out Tim Hudson went from being reading for pitchers and catchers to maybe hitting the rotation in May, cannot give you peace of mind.
I do have a suggestion, and it serves multiple purposes. Since the Braves have been criticized for not getting a power hitting outfielder, I say they bring in Pedro Cerrano. A little hitting and a little curse breaking never hurt anybody.