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15. Is Brian McCann ready to be a starter?

Brian McCann

Is Brian McCann ready to take over as Atlanta's starting catcher in 2006? Bill Shanks answers that question as we continue our 35-part series on the top issues facing the Braves this winter.

The answer to this question is pretty easy: ABSOLUTELY. It was almost like a blessing in disguise for the Braves. Johnny Estrada got hurt in the collision with Darin Erstad of the Angels, and then in that same week in June Eddie Perez went down with a shoulder injury. The Braves called up a 21-year-old catcher from AA Mississippi. Was Brian McCann 100% ready? Probably not. But even 90% of a...

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