D&B: Braves Bullpen Fails Again

Dukes & Bell
Wednesday, May 22nd
 Dukes and Bell open the show talking about the Braves bullpen woes as Carl said he’s tired of closing his eyes every time a starting pitcher comes out of the game, because we have no help in the bullpen. Mike said look, I love what Luke Jackson has done for the most part but he’s not a closer, he’s been very good this year but he barely has more saves than blown saves.

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As Falcons OTA’s got underway this week Carl says he isn’t concerned that Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett are not in attendance and doesn’t think they need to be there at a voluntary practice. Carl told the story of a guy telling him he disagreed that Grady and Julio didn’t need to be there. “A guy stopped me and said there is a responsibility for the leaders of the team to be there.” Dukes said  “They are the leaders on this team, they are the guys who set the tone, and they do owe it to their teammates. I’m not going to say I agree with this point, because I want these guys healthy for the season.” Mike said every year guys get hurt and I don’t want that happening.  “Last year I based my argument that they should be there based off Sark’s comments on not having enough time with Julio the year before.” Bell said “But if Julio Jones blows out his knee or ankle in an OTA, the season is done based on how much Julio means to this offense, and every year a guy gets hurt in these practices.”​