“The intangibles, the durability, the situations. He did everything. He started games, closed games, pitched huge (moments). I remember the game against the Padres, we bring him in with the bases loaded and nobody out and he gets out of it. Just everything that he brings, that intangible is hard to qualify. I’m really excited to have him back in the mix.”
The Braves stayed in contact with Tomlin throughout the offseason. General manager Alex Anthopoulos thought the team might re-sign him last Friday, but “there were a couple things in the air for him,” including Tomlin potentially receiving a guaranteed deal from another franchise, that delayed the process.