Found February 21, 2012 on Chop-N-Change:
Ah yes, Yohan Flande. He's also known by the English translation of his name, "AAA roster filler". But let me be serious for a minute. Flande isn't in the top ten starting pitchers on Atlanta's depth chart, and he's really just....a warm body to fill out the AAA rotation.

You can do a lot worse than Flande, though. In 137 innings for Gwinnett, split between the starting rotation and the bullpen, Flande had a 4.01 ERA, struck out 104, walked just 38, and allowed only nine homers. That translates to a 3.37 FIP, which is pretty damn good for a guy I'm calling roster filler. When you consider that 2011 was his first year pitching at AAA, things get a little more impressive.

But sometimes, you have to think realistically. With the Braves starting five right now, along with Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado, and JJ Hoover in Gwinnett and Zeke Spruill in Mississippi, the highest you can put Flande on the major league depth chart is tenth, and that's assuming you don't think much of Todd Redmond. Flande could actually probably start and do an adequate job for a bad team in the majors, but he's really not going to get a shot with the Braves. For now, he'll continue to hold his own in Gwinnett, and perhaps he'll be able to get a late season callup for a bullpen role. But if he's starting in the majors for Atlanta, things have taken a really bad turn for the Braves. No offense to Flande, but there are so many better options for the team right now.

Check out THT's projection for Flande here 

Chipper Jones put on some weight

Chipper Jones reported to the Atlanta Braves camp and something was noticeably different.  Apparently Chipper decided to go on the same off season diet as Boris Diaw.   Jones is in the final year of a guaranteed contract, and thus we have no doubt he will shed some of these lbs before the end of spring training via Deadspin Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Chipper Jones’ Drastic New, Chubby Look

2011 Spring Training Atlanta Braves’ legend Chipper Jones is about to turn 40 years old this April, and still plans to man the hotcorner for the only Major League team he has played for since 1993. As a 40-year old, it is very easy to put on some weight if you aren’t conscious of your dieting and exercise. Or, ya know, if you aren’t a professional athlete. Jones, listed as...

Braves pitcher Tim Hudson’s “Sanford and Son” reference is pure genius

For those of you too young to remember the classic 70s TV show Sanford and Son, you probably won’t get Tim Hudson’s sly reference to how he felt prior to his unavoidable back surgery three months ago.  For those of you who have seen an episode or two of the finest sitcom centered around a father/son duo and their junkyard shenanigans, peppered with some off-color racism, no...

Hudson looks for fresh start after back surgery

Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse. Now, he's the old dude, looking a bit out of place on one of baseball's most promising pitching staffs. But don't count him out just yet. At 36, Hudson isn't quite ready to pass the torch to all those hot young prospects on the Atlanta Braves. Quite the contrary. After undergoing back surgery over...

Hanson in car accident to start spring

Braves starter Tommy Hanson, who missed a nice chunk of time last season with shoulder problems, was involved in a single car accident this morning on his way to the Braves complex in Orlando. According to Mark Bowman, Hanson blew out a tire and bumped his head. He showed up at camp, but didn't participate in any workouts, and went to a doctor to be checked for a concussion....

Prado understanding of winter trade rumors

Martin Prado has prepared himself for the likelihood that he will not spend his entire professional career with the Braves. But he admits he still felt some concern as he went through the winter knowing his name was linked to many trade rumors.

Braves RHP Hanson has mild concussion (AP)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after wrecking on his way to spring training. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that Hanson will miss the first two days of spring training, then gradually work his way back into a normal routine. If there are no setbacks, he should be back at full strength within a week.

Hanson likely to rest through weekend

The Braves will likely keep Tommy Hanson out of workouts until at least Monday as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 concussion suffered after a tire blew on his car resulting in a one-car accident early Monday morning.

Braves' Hanson found to have mild concussion

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after wrecking on his way to spring training.

Hanson has mild concussion after accident

The Braves will show caution with Tommy Hanson as he recovers from a mild concussion that he suffered when he was involved in a one-car accident early Monday morning.

Hanson no longer dealing with headaches

Tommy Hanson still does not know exactly what happened after he blew a tire and was involved in a one-car accident while traveling to the Braves Spring Training complex early Monday morning.

Chipper Jones Looks Real Good

… Cue all the Beyonce sympathizers  saying he just got done having a baby or some ****. PS Still my all time favorite Spring Training Physique.
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