Dallas Braden replaces Keith Foulke

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 23, 2008 at 3:35 PM

It turns out that Dallas Braden has been called up to replace Keith Foulke, not Jerry Blevins. At least I got the left-handed part right.

I wouldn't expect Braden to get that much work. It'd be silly to use him as a specialist, since he's a starter in the minors, Kirk Saarloos seems to be the long-man, and Alan Embree, Sandy Casilla, and Andrew Brown basically have the seventh and eighth innings of games they lead locked down. Plus there's still Joey Devine, who's better than Braden. So I guess Braden's the backup mopup guy. Which isn't such a bad thing to be, right? I mean, he's still a big leaguer, and I'm not.