Asked this morning about all of the young talent in Atlanta, Florida and Miami, Chipper Jones said that “in the next few years you’re gonna see this division invert.“
Given that the Braves have finished in third place for three of the last four seasons, this is a rather pessimistic take on his own ballclub, because an inverted division still means third place. But hey, I guess that puts the Mets in line for the wild card.
Reliever Mark Lowe wants to make a comeback, Jerry Crasnick reports. The 35-year-old veteran is working out in Portland, Oregon and would take an opportunity to pitch overseas as well as a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Lowe signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers back in January, but was cut in the middle of March and didn’t end up signing with another team. He last pitched in the majors in 2016 with the Tigers. Across parts of 11 seasons, Lowe has a career 4.22 ERA with 352 strikeouts and 163 walks in 385 2/3 innings. Lowe spent 2017 at Triple-A for the Mariners and White Sox, compiling a devilish 6.66 ERA in aggregate across 48 2/3 innings.