Tuesday, August 9

Tyler Matzek’s unlikely journey to invincibility in Atlanta

ATLANTA – In August 2019, Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos received an email from his vice president of scouting, Dana Brown, suggesting that the team sign a 28-year-old left-hander off independent ball. Also, the boy was recovering from the howling.

This idea did not make sense. Even if the kid was good, there were two weeks left in the minor league season. Why would they sign a guy who would be a free agent in two weeks?


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