The Atlanta Braves have placed center fielder Nate McLouth on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hamstring. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Braves used this opportunity to call up the top prospect in all of baseball, Jason Heyward... oh wait, no, they didn't. Instead, they added to the 40-man roster and recalled outfielder Reid Gorecki.
Look, I'm happy as a cream puff for Gorecki to finally get the call, but he's a 28-year old journey man minor leaguer with moderate pop, moderate speed, and moderate outfield skills. Is that really the best thing for this team right now. The Braves just spent the weekend struggling to score runs agaist the division leaders, so why not call up someone who might have a real chance to make a major impact and energize this team -- Jason Heyward.
Big opportunity missed, consider this fan disappointed.