Atlanta Braves Bullpen Faltering. Solutions? Kohn/Cornely promoted

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*Of note, this piece was written prior to today’s transactions.  Look to the last page for the rebuttal to today’s moves*

Atlanta Braves promote Michael Kohn and John Cornely

In a move to try and shore up a struggling bullpen, the Braves have called on 2 relievers from Gwinnett to help stop the proverbial bleeding.  Here’s the scoop on both:

Michael Kohn- picked up in the offseason from the Angels, throws a mid-90s fastball and a “slurve” that is his out pitch.  Has had issues with walks in the past so look for him to overcome that obstacle before being put into high leverage situations.

John Cornely- some think he has closer stuff.  Mid-90s fastball, but like Kohn, has struggled with command in the past.  Has looked incredible at Gwinnett this year and could be inserted into high-leverage situations right away.