11:32 am February 17, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 17th, 20095:05 pm
As a public service, here are what some of the terms in the previous post mean:
umbrage – what they build to get over a, um, river
paroxysms – a religion where they worship two oxes
metastasize – when David Wright feels strongly compelled to give to his church
chinchy – Chongy’s partner
Hope this helps some of you vocabularily challenged commoners.
i cant take it anymore
February 18th, 20097:36 am
it’s too early to proofread…
February 18th, 20098:00 am
did anyone stop to think that if baseball were still played in the year 3000, uniforms would hae to be adjusted we could then see players with 42A, 42B, etc…
you know , by then almost every number would have to have been retired, oh well i know , more waste of blog space. lol
February 18th, 20098:01 am
THR SEATTLE TIMES- reporting Griffey, according to their sources will be a Brave. Congrads to DOB , for being the 1st to report this story. DOB, I bet your source is Chipper.
February 18th, 20098:02 am
Probably not much to it, but I’d like to see what kind of attitude Yunel brings to S.T. after this offseason. Maybe he’s matured through all of this or maybe he has a huge chip on his shoulder…which might not be a bad thing.
Wayne in Utah
February 18th, 20098:03 am
testing….can’t get to the bottom of the comments??
February 18th, 20098:06 am
What “all of this” are you referring to that Yunel may have a huge chip on his shoulder about???
February 18th, 20098:10 am
I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of these comments for a couple of days. They have come out of the woodwork. Seriously, I read somewhere above that the computer guys are aware and working on the problem.
February 18th, 20098:12 am
Like I said, there might not be anything to it, just saying he was talked about for months as the centerpiece to the Peavy trade. Plus he has a bad temper.
February 18th, 20098:14 am
Bubdylan “Night folks. (Kid, if you’re out there, don’t Furc us over…)”
You were on a nice roll last night Bub, but that last line is just priceless. Well done.
February 18th, 20098:18 am
Amazing that the New York Post had the story on Kelly’s agreement with the Braves before Bowman or DOB. Guess Griffey, Glavine interest put things on overload. Glad to hear about Kelly, though.
Thanks, Deep Throat.
February 18th, 20098:21 am
Nothing yet, folks. Headed down to the clubhouse.
February 18th, 20098:23 am
But we brought in Kenny Rosenthal to close, so we should have a deal soon. He’s sitting here next to me. Even brought me a gift, the Clash “Singles” CD, to download. Barely had the heart to tell him that, “Dude, of course I have all those songs. Be serious.”
February 18th, 20098:25 am
cvbraves, not amazing. If you’re a veteran writer based in New York, good chance you’ll have an in with the union and get immediate lists of arbitration settlements, etc.
braves fan 16
February 18th, 20098:27 am
DOB does that mean Griffey is going to be a BRAVE. When you say a deal soon
DOB: Any early observations now that Glavine and Griffey are set?
How does Escobar look? Is there any other player that has changed (like Diaz and Schafer’s new looks.) Has Kotchman arrived?
The Love Child of Dale Murphy and Johnny Cash
February 18th, 20098:29 am
I think Rosenthal has a man crush on DOB. Probably developed from the blog pic.
Kevin in Chatty
February 18th, 20098:30 am
DOB, you have to admit, you are excited about the prospectus of watching Griffey take batting practice this season. I wish I could be there on the front lines too.
I bet he can stil hit it a mile.
February 18th, 20098:33 am
All I can say is…they better have a lot of “Griffey” Braves shirts and jerseys ready. Those are gonna sell like hot cakes. AND I WANT ONE.
February 18th, 20098:37 am
Eventhough they are well past their primes and will only be counted on as role players, it will be amazing if the Braves add a 600 HR hitter and a 300 game winner on the same day.
18 Wheels of Love
February 18th, 20098:38 am
Rosenthal to me seems more like a Bon Jovi kind of guy.
February 18th, 20098:42 am
Get em DOB! Tell Griffey and Glavine your blogsters are ready for some signings.
Congratulations on your scoop yesterday.
Chris from the Rock
February 18th, 20098:45 am
That would be so sad if Blanco was removed from the 40 man roster to make space for Jr. I’d really miss his robust .309 slugging percentage.
February 18th, 20098:48 am
Good mornin Bravos around the world, I agree with all who say that those Jerseys will probably be in backorder within a day if I know how Braves Fans are! DOB I also agree though that I want to get this out of the way so you can start talking about how the players actually look right now because I want to hear that news with all the new pitching we have coming in!
Mike in H-Town
February 18th, 20098:49 am
Hope they show the Press Conference on Braves.com
February 18th, 20098:56 am
Enter your comments here
February 18th, 20098:57 am
Anderson a perfect platoon candidate with his .341 vs lefties. This year is a Cox opportunity to manage a few platoon combos, involving more players in the action, which he loves to do. With our greatly improved rotation, Hanson in the wings (he ain’t Jo-Jo) and a healthier, top notch bullpen ( only weakness could be LHP) make no mistake this isn’t just spring optimism. There IS a lot of talent on this team, more overall than the team that won 84 games in’07. Only concern I have is Chipper. Will the lineup protect him, and will we have adequate reserve when he’s out of the lineup. It will be tough in the East again, but look for a very competitive race including the Braves.
February 18th, 20098:59 am
May I suggest that a string of apologies are posted from all of the Nay Sayers immeditely following the announcement today the Jr is following in his daddy’s footsteps?(possibly at an early afternoon press conference, not sure where 3:13PM came from but I read that on another article somewhere)
Congrats on breaking the news DOB, really put your name out there on the line…..and it must be AWESOME when you get to politely tell the doubters to “SHUV IT”, I know you will make some type of very PC statement but you know deep inside you are holding a middle finger up on both hands….LOL kidding
February 18th, 20099:09 am
Think this guy is a little bitter?
Smokey Joe Wood
Reliever Rafael Soriano hasn’t pitched in the first days of camp because of a respiratory infection. Cox said he would likely miss a couple of more days.
Hopefully, Glavine’s first act after signing will be to get up in Soriano’s face and explain to him about how to be a professional, go to the post, and do his damn job.
February 18th, 20099:10 am
Areopagus is a fraud.
I don’t know what to make of Areopagus’s words. On the one hand, Areopagus trumpets delusional stoicism laced with careless barbarism. But on the other hand, Areopagus’s writings are a treasure trove of ad hominem attacks, vengeful accusations, and biased reporting from a pretentious point of view. What follows is a series of remarks addressed to the readers of this letter and to Areopagus himself. Please don’t ask me to destroy the lives of good, honest people. I simply can’t do that. All of the anxious sighing, longing, and hoping of his heart is directed to a time when evil degenerates can keep us hypnotized so we don’t create and nurture a true spirit of community. I won’t dwell on that except to direct your attention to the clumsy manner in which Areopagus has been trying to keep essential information hidden from the public until they become politically moot.
While Areopagus is honestly entitled to ignore good advice from intelligent people, what we’re involved in with him is not a game. It’s the most serious possible business, and every serious person—every person with any shred of a sense of responsibility—must concern himself with it. My position is that whenever he finds himself confronted by the law, he insists it needs reforming. Areopagus, in contrast, argues that advertising is the most veridical form of human communication. This disagreement merely scratches the surface of the ideological chasm festering between me and Areopagus. The only rational way to bridge this chasm is for him to admit that I think that his ignorance is encyclopedic. You probably think that too. But Areopagus does not think that. Areopagus thinks that everyone with a different set of beliefs from his is going to get a one-way ticket to Hell. I suppose that’s all I have to say in this letter. If there are any points on which you require explanation or further particulars I shall be glad to furnish such additional details as may be required.
What a douche-bag.
February 18th, 20099:11 am
I agree with the comments about Anderson probably getting the nod to start the season in CF. If his contact improves against righties he could be that top of the order speed-threat the Braves have lacked the past couple of years.
Oh, and DOB, did you get a chance to pick up Jason Isbell’s new album that came out yesterday? Good stuff from the former Trucker…
February 18th, 20099:12 am
Nothing yet, so I’m not expecting him to be here today until a possible press conference after the workout.
But talking to Chipper only underscored my certainty that it’s a done deal he’s coming. Gotta write a new blog, I’ll put that stuff in there.
February 18th, 20099:13 am
Queball, I was at the ballpark from 8 a.m. to 8:30 last night. So no, didn’t get Isbell’s new album. You forget, I’m in alternate-universe mode right now, no normal-life stuff.
February 18th, 20099:16 am
DOB isn’t an iTunes guy…he likes to feel up his new music purchases.
And then catalog them like Cusack in High Fidelity.
McFann O –[zzz]
February 18th, 20099:21 am
Spotts And while we’re on the subject, how about Brian Jordan’s postgame analysis?
Oh please…Like the time in September when the Fillies came to town and he was talking about what a “hard-nosed” player the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” is, and grinning from ear to ear said something like “And he took no prisoners when he ran into Brian McCann back in July!”
He’s got a man-crush on the Reaper…at least it appears that way.
February 18th, 20099:22 am
Oh, and Braves just sent out release about the Johnson settlement. Only one unsigned man left standing, Francoeur.
February 18th, 20099:23 am
Fox Sports has a spring training power rankings column, 4 NL east teams in the top 12.
February 18th, 20099:24 am
When things settle into a groove and you can come back to normalcy, you should check it out. The album sounds like a love child Otis Redding, Joe Cocker and some backwoods mama. You know, my kind of woman.
February 18th, 20099:26 am
Braves are 8th
February 18th, 20099:27 am
ah spring training where the alternate -univerasl ( mispeeled or disguisedledly appropriate (could this be that subliminal advertising in reverse? the unwritten key towards an understanding only known but to a few mortal souls????
nah put me in coach im ready to play today
shucks its on the job training day
Seriously, why would Frenchy be deadset on going to arbitration? That has got to be a terrible business decision on his part. He’s going to lose. Didn’t Ludwick just get nearly the same amount that Frenchy is asking for? And he hit 35+ HR’s last year. To me it seems like Frenchy is still a bit sensitive over last years demotion and this arbitration thing is his way of pushing back.
February 18th, 20099:29 am
Along with all the other items of business, signings great and small, Wren has had to prepare to pimp-slap Francoeur in arbitration. That’s probably 20 minutes of preparation right there.
February 18th, 20099:32 am
My guess is that Francoeur’s agents believe he has a good chance at winning or else they would have suggested he accept the Braves offer.
February 18th, 20099:33 am
Ken Rosenthal has surpassed Jason Stark as my fav. national baseball writer.
February 18th, 20099:34 am
I think this post will get lost in the shuffle with so much going on, but after reading the Seattle PI post linked to by Mike In H-Town at 9:09 today, with the quote, “You really think Atlanta cares? Do you believe Braves fans appreciate your legacy? You think the city that couldn’t sell out playoff games when the Braves were winning every National League East title cares about your 600 home runs? Think they’re going to embrace you the way Seattle would?” I just have to vent. The “knocks” against Atlanta for years have been intertwined – that the Braves couldn’t win in the postseason, and that the Atlanta fans are apathetic and we didn’t sell out those playoff games. I can’t argue that we’re the most rabid fans, as I go to as many games as possible and many mid-week, mid-summer games barely gather a crowd. But I’ve went to a handful of those old playoff games and at least twice had to settle for $5 standing-room-only “seats” because it was so packed. Does anyone have the facts on this now nationwide-held belief that Atlanta doesn’t sell out playoff games? Have they just focused on the last 2-4 years when we kept bowing out in the first round? And are we the only city that has ever had this problem? Don’t we typically have a high regular-season attendance overall?
February 18th, 20099:35 am
**Coach and Chop Chop** Good assessment on how this team lacks the team speed and how it’s imperative that we play small in order to hang with the big boys (Philly and New York) But out lineup is what it is and I’m very reluctlant to say that Bobby C. Will emphasize the small ball tactics this year, especially with the bad success rates these guys have in terms of stealing bases….
I suspect that the Braves are the ones that aren’t willing to meet in the middle with Frenchy. They’re probably sticking pretty close to their exchanged figure, and not willing to budge much. They probably think the have a very strong case for arbitration, and don’t feel much of a need to negotiate.
That’s the only good reason I can think of that Frenchy would go through with the arbitration hearing. Nothing to lose.
February 18th, 20099:36 am
I meant by “the last 2-4 years” the last 2-4 trips to the postseason…………
Nate in Maine
February 18th, 20099:39 am
Griffey just join the Braves so I can feel better. All this waiting around is like flash backs with the Furcal situation.
February 18th, 20099:45 am
SeaATLMy observations are that 50% of Mariners fans are still bitter from Griffey requesting and leaving on a trade in ‘99, and the other 50% are now bitter because he chose the Braves. They’re just making excuses, they are fans of a team far much worse than we are. Most of them don’t see that Griffey wants a chance to win, play the outfield, play for Cox, all while being very close to his family. A few of them however understand that there’s nothing left for him in Seattle. No one except Exec Chuck Armstrong or the Mariner Moose. No teammates, coaches, staff, etc. They saw Griffey as a savior, and that he would automatically end their problems. Heck, most Seattle fans are so mis-informed, they think we plan to start Junior in center!
That is some obscure stuff, The Clash singles? man he has his finger on the pulse. Forget that London calling or Sandinista crap, get me a singles collection!!!!!!!!
See if Kenny Rosenthal can get you Rolling Stones Hot Rocks or Rewind OR maybe The beatles Past masters Vol one. that is collection center piece. Forget that
So who is left going into arbitration besides the guy that use to be Jeff Francoeur and Kelly Johnson?
THanks for the blog
February 18th, 20099:46 am
SeaAtl, hes just being a sore loser douchebag. I have to hear that garbage all the time here with Astros fans. Its a tired argument.
The past few years someone has come out of nowhere to surprise people and make the opening day roster. Willie Harris and Blanco come into mind….who would you say could be that darkhorse this year if you had to guess….also if you look back at the old blogs back in Nov/DEC I brought up Griffey as our left fieder and not one person commented. I never thought we could get him that cheap but was surprised that no one seemed to like the idea. It appears people are happy now though…not sure if it’s because he was the best of what was left out there/
February 18th, 20099:47 am
Actually, if my suspicions are correct, Frechy’s situation kind-of reminds me of a murder trial I was a juror on. The defense had a really weak case, and we all wondered how it even made it to trial. Turned out, the defendant was on his third strike felony. Even a plea would have locked him up for life, so he had absolutely nothing to lose by taking his case to trial, no matter how weak it was. Might as well take a shot and hope for the highly unlikely scenario to unfold.
Insert Frenchy 3 strike joke here
February 18th, 20099:49 am
And The Beatles self titled (aka The White Album) one is a perfect record.
February 18th, 20099:54 am
johnbama when chipper plays he is is an elite, elite, hitter and while we want to bang him for his games played he is so productive when he does.
uh…speak for yourself, man. i dont want to bang chipper. also, dont worry about griffey. if he is used right (against righties) he will be fine. he hits righties very well, and as you mentioned, he and diaz together should put up good numbers. that fact should put to rest the whole other part of your post. it goes without saying that chipper is a better hitter than griffey at this point.
Oh, and Braves just sent out release about the Johnson settlement. Only one unsigned man left standing, Francoeur. DOB
It’s at least reassuring to know that Francouer is still standing. If they throw a breaking ball low and outside at the arbitration meeting Jeff could swing and miss and land on his rear.
February 18th, 20099:56 am
It really mystifies me that so many think there’s no way we can compete against the mighty Phillies and Mets.
Last season the Braves scored exactly 46 less runs (753) than the Mets (799) and the Phillies (799) did. That is less than 1/4 run per game over the 162 game schedule. This was done with a team whose outfield only hit 27 Home Runs who many thought was a pitiful offense. Upgrades in Frenchy’s season (and I still think he’ll have a breakout season), the return of Diaz and the addition Griffey will help much to alleviate any anemic offense-IF it ever existed to begin with..
Yet, what really caused our downfall was the pitching (we all know the reasons why). We gave up an average of .39 more runs per game than the Mets and .58 more runs per game than the Phillies.
Over the winter, the Braves totally revamped the starting rotation (an extreme improvement over 08’s version) and will be getting back Soriano, Moylan and Stockman from injury and now have several more pitchers (Hanson, Marek, Medlen and Lerew) on the horizon for what quite possibly could be immediate duty. We also now have Campillo, Bennett and Carlyle available for either long relief or spot starting.
The Phillies pitching staff is no stronger-in fact, losing Romero for 50 games considerably weakens them. What exactly, is the possibility that Lidge has another perfect season? How effective will a 47 year old Jamie Moyer still be? Who else of substance do they have following Hamels? There offense is no stronger, either.
The Mets went quite a ways down the road towards improving the back end of their bullpen, but Rodriguez only really shores them up for August and September, as Wagner was as good as anyone until late into the last two seasons. Do they have the middle relief to get them to Putz and Rodriguez? What about the question marks at second base, catcher and two of the three outfield spots?
I keep hearing about the marlins, too because of their “Young Guns”. First off, those guns aren’t getting any younger and all have a history of injury. They have done nothing much to improve their lineup and their defense is atrocious.
How in the world does this all indicate we will not compete and will end up in fourth? Makes no sense at all. Maybe we won’t run away with the Division Title, but then again, neither will the Phillies or The Mets (and the Marlins won’t be there at all). Maybe we won’t go deep into the playoffs. But we sure as hell will be much closer to our divisional competition than many here seem to think. Enjoy your doom and gloom. It’s a delusional view point to adhere to, but what’s new?
February 18th, 200910:00 am
Bowman updated his blog…Nothing new really. Just that he expected a deal to be done by now.
Is it shocking that of all the people who could argue about getting the max in arbitration, Jeff Francouer is the only one who has the nerve to go before an arbitrator.
He was a terrible hitter, maybe one of the worst in baseball (except for Andruw)
He was a sub standard right fielder.
He was a poor base runner.
What exactly is he going to say?
February 18th, 200910:01 am
Anybody have any info on the ST TV schedule? I live in Atlanta so I can’t subscribe to MLB TV and have Dish which means no MLB Network as well.
How much coffee do you consume at Dark Star per day? Like two pots?
Great post Lew. I agree 100%.
February 18th, 200910:02 am
I think your dead on with the above with 1 caveat. If we stay away from the injury bug and the SP is at least decent, which that is the worst it could be compared to last year, then we should be ok.
If the Mariners fail to sign Junior Griffey they have only their front office to blame. Most likely they could have got Ken Griffey Jr. signed weeks ago, but I’m not so sure that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik was even very interested in bringing Junior back to Seattle.
at least, outwardly, the Braves front office has shown much more love for Griffey than the Mariner’s GM has.
February 18th, 200910:04 am
Good post Lew. I think a lot of us feel that way, and you verbalized it really well. I’m not booking plane tickets for October or anything, but there’s no reason to think the Braves won’t be right in the thick of the division race. I don’t live in the land of sugar plum fairies, but I think it’s okay to be a little optimistic this time of year.
Lew – take a positive pill pal
The mighty METS and PHILS, I am laughing my lame ass as I write…
reason we can compete is PITCHING alone….. before our heroes went down like ninepins in Apr-May we were in the 1-2 position…..
WHY oh WHY are most of you dudes, half glass empty types…..
I will bet you a dinner for 2 that we finish ahead of at least 1 of the Mets or Phillies and for 3/1 I will take we finish ahead of both…
Lew, best and fairest comaparison I have seen on the divisional race.
i agree that francouer is pushing back against the braves. he seemed in shock a little bit about the “business of baseball” last year when he got sent down. (in reality, that wasnt a business move, but a baseball move, since he was playing horribly) from the outside looking in(which admittedly, is not a perfect view), it almost seems like frenchy wants to give the braves a little taste of their own medicine, by going to arbitration. as a big jeff francouer fan, im sad about the way its being handled by him, and i get the feeling that he is gone as soon as he gets a chance.
Dob, anything new on Griff?
February 18th, 200910:07 am
On ESPN First Take now they are going to have a face expressions/body language expert to see when AROD was lying yesterday
LEW – PLEASE take a positive pill
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
February 18th, 200910:09 am
Frenchy can go in with the argument of…. “Andruw Jones is getting $16 mil a season and I was more productive than him…..”
not sure how well thats going to hold up, but as others on here said, he has nothing to lose…..
You can subscribe to MLB.TV without blackouts during spring training. I’ve done that the last couple of years.
February 18th, 200910:10 am
dogsbrekkyOh, the only thing that will prove was that A-Rods cousin was lying, because they are young and stupid…
Who’s the proactiv girl? She looks familiar….
February 18th, 200910:13 am
Hey dogsbrekky, Lew’s comments were not so negative. He clearly states that the Braves will compete and thanks to their revamped pitching line-up could well make the play offs.
I don’t see the negativity that you quote in the overall post.
Nick from PA
Is this Griff thing turning into another Furcal situation?
Seems like a lot of the same he said-he said stuff going on.
I seem to recall at the time of 2001 AROD had earned a contract of 1/4 a Billion $ and was advised by the “death roller croc” himself, Scott Boras….. young and naive after 7-8 years in the majors…… gulp !
Chuck James was solid until the 6th!!!
February 18th, 200910:14 am
February 18th, 2009
“we want to bang him for his games played” – johnbama
I’m all for incentive-base contracts, but that’s ridiculous.
That, my good man, was hesterical…
February 18th, 200910:16 am
Francoeur’s last season won’t be the only season they judge while in arbitration. It will take into account his career up until this point. While he has never been an on base machine, he does have a couple of 100 rbi seasons under his belt. I don’t think he’ll win, but it isn’t like he doesn’t have any sort of arguement.
Steve McP – yes in retrospect, Lew I apoligize………..
now lets see what is happening in the markets..
oh well, new lows… puts us at 1999 levels……..
back to baseball, Go Braves
February 18th, 200910:22 am
I think Braves can win division if…
Usual production from Chipper, B-Mac,
80 runs scored by KJ and Escobar each
25-100 from LF (Griffey and Diaz)
90 RBI from Kotchman and 20 HR-100 RBI from Francoeur
15 wins and the 200 innings from Lowe and Vazquez .
Repeat of last season from Jurrjens (13-10, 3.68 ERA 188 IP)
22 wins from Kawakami and Glavine. 35 saves from Gonzalez, 30 stolen bases out of the outfield.
A lot huh? But you know you guys agree with me. And I think most of it is likely to happen. Braves can actually pull this off with some good fortune and a few breaks going their way.
February 18th, 200910:23 am
I love how Arod talks about the ‘over-the-counter’ stuff he injected.
Yeah, over-the-counter in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC you idiot.
Lew, you know the media pundits have to pick against the Braves because so many of them had the Braves making a postseason run last year. Let them, this team is going to be so much better this year because the farm system is on the road to recovery. We potentially have 3 major league ready arms(Morton, Hanson, Reyes), that will start the season in Triple A. That is more than we had the past 2 or 3 years in the farm system. Plus a bunch of other arms who will be between Double A and Triple A as well. Just have to continue to build our hitting prospects and we wil be just fine. Let them pick against the Braves. As a Braves fan in NYC, I have seen enough of the Mets to know that team is a bunch of fool’s gold
Once again you have jumped the gun. It is apparant now that Griffey is using the Braves to get more money out of Seattle ala Furcal. He will be a Mariner before the end of this week. Thanks.
February 18th, 200910:26 am
new bloggage is up
February 18th, 200910:28 am
Thanks Blake! Good to know!
I dare Areopagus to respond to Lew’s comments. Well said my man!
February 18th, 200910:29 am
getnathan i dont even think the braves need THAT much to go right to win the division. i think itll have as much to do with what goes WRONG with the mets and phillies (e.g. hamels gets injured, delgado hits a wall, howard’s OPS continues to slide, reyes pouts, ect.) but all that stuff you mentioned certainly is within the realm of possibility.
I think the Braves can win the division if they win the division.
February 18th, 200910:30 am
Fracoeur’s agent is just doing his job, which is trying to get his client the most money. What’s Jeff suppose to do? Tell his agent to settle because he sucked last season? No. In Jeff’s mind, he didn’t suck the two years prior, so he wants his money. Understandable.
All that said, if he does win his arb. case and doesn’t rebound with a similar year to 2007. Well, then all bets are off. I’m sure the Braves want to hold onto him until their outfield prospects are ready, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him non-tendered….if he puts up a .260/.310/.400 line this year. Slightly improved, but certainly not worth 3 million plus.
February 18th, 200910:31 am
“speak for yourself, man. i dont want to bang chipper.” – DAP
That’s funny, DAP. lol – The last thing the Bravos need before the start of a new season is a banged Chipper.
February 18th, 200910:37 am
Dogsbrekky-Dude, the “Mighty” appellation was sarcasm. Take a positive Pill? Surely you jest. If not for KC, I would be the Positive Pill Pusher here on the blog. You’re new and obviously uninformed if you actually think I EVER give the Mets any respect. There’s a history here on THAT subject without a doubt.
February 18th, 200910:46 am
Frenchy has something to lose, a friendly relationship with the Braves front office. On the other hand if he doesn’t care then why not pull the plug on his little Jonboat? He had such a horrible year last year that he can’t possibly believe he is worth more to the Braves than KJ is worth. But again, I can’t read his mind. Maybe he really can’t see his inadequacies. If true that is a sad state of affairs because he is in for some rocky relations with any team he may play for in the future.
He should pay attention to Chipper on how to deal with the front office. Chipper is a wealthy man, playing in a warm and friendly environment and apparently looking forward to winding up his career among his supporters. Frenchy is rapidly burning bridges with everyone including those of us who have supported him up to now. That is no way to run a railroad. He reminds me a bit of J. D. Drew. Neither will ever enjoy the undying support of many fans but if a personality fits into that mold then go for it. Just don’t complain later that no one loves you.
February 18th, 200910:49 am
Where’s the new bloggage?
February 18th, 200910:52 am
Gee John Quest. I think the sun will shine if it doesn’t rain tomorrow, too.
DAP (back to sports) – I think middle relief for Mets is suspect.
K-Rod will be lights out.
Phillies starting pitching does not strike fear for me. Lidge will not convert ALL of his save opportunities (Braves gave him fits last season, too even in the save situations). We’ll know right on opening night (Lowe vs. Hamels), and I can’t wait!!!!
February 18th, 200911:54 am
Griffey, Griffey, Griffey. SIGN HIM NOW before he changes his mind and goes back to his first team! SIGN now Braves! Think of how much ticket sales could increase. With my favorite baseball player of all time, I will attend every home game he starts, even if its only 30-50. He is the best legal hitter since Willie Mays! I don’t care if he is #17 or #31, since 24 and 30 are already taken. SIGN GRIFFEY NOW!
Fire Dave O'Brien
February 18th, 20091:18 pm
you should be fired. http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/18739891/detail.html#-
stop making a blog about crappy country music and BBQ, and get your facts right.
February 18th, 20098:32 pm
You’re a sad sad man
February 18th, 20099:12 pm
Way to go Dan O’Biotch, multiple sources indicate that thanks to your report in the AJC Griffey decided on Seattle. You “jumping the gun” caused him to rethink his position. I think it’s pretty safe to say that without you jumping the gun Griffey would be a Brave. Way to go O’Biotch.
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