Injuries happen. Continuous injuries, however, are worrisome. If Furcal’s ankles become a problem, he’s going to be in trouble, because without his speed he’s not much of a player.
Vinny Castilla, meanwhile, is in midseason form: he’s hitting .192 with no extra base hits. He even made an error, which is the only thing getting Bobby’s attention. I’m hoping against hope that he’ll be so bad that the Braves will eat his contract.
The Braves apparently have settled on Jesse Garcia, not Ramon Castro, as their utility infielder. Errors again. I curse whoever the fool was decided to create that statistic. Garcia has some tactical value as a guy who can be the defensive replacement for an offensive-oriented shortstop with a weak glove, and he can pinch-run. He’s basically a slightly improved Rafael Belliard. On this Braves team, they could use Castro’s bat a lot more.