12:32 am February 20, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 20th, 20091:23 pm
very good points…
but I would consider it worth it in terms of what has been discussed.
where you getting that info?
February 20th, 20091:24 pm
Daniel, Hernandez can go for two reasons: for one, Schafer is the better of the two, and two, the kid will more than likely be traded before long anyways. So why not trade him now to help fill a hole that would definitely be a final piece to an already good looking team? If Schafer does what 90% of people think he will do in majors, I don’t think we or the Braves will look back and regret trading him for a one year rental. That’s just my “profesional” opinion.
Bravo, and just how did you acquire such info?
We Are Insane
February 20th, 20091:25 pm
By June, any major corporation in this country better not be seen laughing it up in corporate suites. They may have already sunk the money this year, but I’m betting, employees will be encouraged not to attend. The backlash from the public would be way too harsh.And if Citi gets bought up that park better be called U.S. Taxpayers Field.
dogsbrekky Markakis is Italian…
February 20th, 20091:26 pm
I hear you bro, but Schafer may be a little overrated… considering the juice.
C’s, do you know who it was who wrote that false headline ? Whoever wrote it should be fired.
February 20th, 20091:27 pm
Nick Markakis would be a great addition. He’s a young guy with a lot of talent. he hit’s for average, decent power and a big RBI guy. Probably wouldn’t come with a small price but I think we could come up with a package that would fit their needs. The O’s have multible issues to address and we have the bodies that would match up well.
I’ve read through all your posts today. I think that you are the one who doesn’t “get it”! It seems apparent that you don’t “get it” about anything you’ve spoken about so far. right now, I’d say your batting average on “Getting It” is below the Mendoza line.
February 20th, 20091:28 pm
The government just wrote a check for $789 BILLION dollars to help correct this. None of that money has been delivered yet. Once it does, things will start to rebound. The correction will continue with companies shredding unecessary jobs to become competitive again. It will get somewhat worse but likely not a lot worse than right now (the stock market & economy). But I agree, how can Manny Ramirez turn down $25 mill. per year from the Dodgers to hit a baseball for 4 months in this economy ? Incredible. It’s a given that all pro athletes and entertainment (tv,atcors,musicians) people are way overpaid.
It seems to me that if Griffey wants to be upset at someone he should be upset at his friend. I don’t see how anyone else in this scenario could be justifiably upset at anyone else.
February 20th, 20091:29 pm
Bravo, yes we know, but where are you hearing this info that the Braves and O’s are in discussions from? It’s more likely they’re talking about Luke Scott.
—– Markakis is Italian —-
Is he? Looks and sounds more like a Greek name,
Andy K: Uh….no, he’s Greek and it’s pretty widely known that’s why Angelos doesn’t want to deal him.
Folks, love will tear us apart…again.
February 20th, 20091:30 pm
Economics, Bunk. All I know is my client needs 25 million a year to provide for his family. I could care less for 300 million Americans and the rest of the World who are facing a global calamity. Major League baseball players, and especially my clients, are protected and insured from any effect on their pay scale. Let’s just move on. There is nothing to see here.
AGTfan, so I don’t get it that :
1) The braves need an OF
2) An AJC reporter was chased by Tim Hudson for pre-reporting Griffey’s signing.
3) Arod has now been linked to more steroids connection
Why isn’t your sorry aze posting anything ? You are just a troll that drops in and talks smack.
February 20th, 20091:31 pm
I don’t know who wrote it. You’d have to ask DOB. But I doubt he’d throw whomever it was under the bus.
Nick Markakis signed a 6 year/66 mil. contract.
Nice player, but a lot of 6’s
where are you getting this Bravo?
My bad…Markakis is Greek…I was thinking about that other Orioles OF….Fiorintino i think…
February 20th, 20091:33 pm
I don’t see the Braves taking that salary and creating a long term block at a position reserved for Heyward
February 20th, 20091:34 pm
Okay. I read the start up and decided to move on like the advice recommended. Then I see so many remarks that I would like to add
my 57 cents.
First, I would not have taken any word of T. Moore even if he lived in Griffey’s home. His column and blog is not that well respected in this arena. Maybe, this blog was just too successful for his poor little rotten heart. An honest person cannot fathom that someone would do dirt.
Second, Hudson never put up the numbers in Atlanta that he did in Oakland and no awards have been given to him since he has been here.
So you know where I’m going with that. Not Chipper, Not BMac but Huddy
Third, who says that Griffey wanted to play close to his home. Maybe, he did not want that. Again, an honest and moral person would think that is first priority, but we know some people want the distance.
Finally, for someone to think that Griffey and his agent logged into the AJC blog while they were in town is sorta full of it, ya know.
In Seattle he is a superstar, helped build the stadium and they traded him away. He deserves to go back to a place that treated him like that. Our southern hospitality is too good for him.
On FOX 5 Atlanta, seeing DOB speak and hearing his voice was strange. To have to explain something so foolish is just plain absurd. Now
February 20th, 20091:35 pm
I don’t remember any Joy Division songs with the kind of profanity that you have displayed Ian
“Just wanted to get people’s opinions on what they would give up to get Nady?”
Offer ‘em Cox and O’Brien for Nady
February 20th, 20091:36 pm
Andy K – I will bet my life he is Greek…… Markakis ie
I remember reading an online headline about the Braves picking up David Ross a while back and thinking it was a good move…but it didnt even elicit a click from me. Today, I checked his numbers. The guy hit 21 HR’s in 247 AB’s in ‘06..and hes only 31. This is a good pickup. Right there is a source of right handed power off the bench that I don’t feel gets much attention from us bloggers.
I don’t remember any Joy Division songs with the kind of profanity that you have displayed here.. Ian
February 20th, 20091:37 pm
Just got back from watching Heyward, Schafer and Freeman hit on the back field. All very impressive, but Heyward just positively crushes baseballs. He’s come a long way since I saw him hit before a game a year ago in spring training….
Wow, that’s some contract for Markakis in this economy. I think I said here this winter, there was no way Braves could trade for him, because no way Angelos was going to let his fellow Greek get dealt.
Robert look up a few posts we were just discussing that very topic
The Markakis trade, while it would be awesome if it happened, will never happen. He is owed 59 something million over the next 5 years, that averages out to 11.8 million a year. Braves wont take on Nick Swishers contract, what in the world makes you think they would take on Markakis’?
Markakis has a lot of ties to the Atlanta area. I can not release my source but it’s been stated that they could move Johnson, Morton and possibly another prospect or two to make this trade work. Allowing room within the budget constraints.
Catfish (12:13 pm): “Braves are in good shape. The farm system is absolutely stacked”
Then who is Chipper’s “heir apparent”? Other than Heyward, what if any “stacked” infielders do the Braves’ farms boast?
Ian Curtis (12:15 pm): “I mean seriously, let’s write an article about how Griffey agreed to play for the Braves because of what some “friend” had said.”
That’s not what the article said.
IC: “Journalism will teach you to prevent these kinds of gaffes, such as mentioning in your article that it is just mere speculation rather than acting like it’s a valid fact.”
That’s exactly what the article did — it did not present either Griffey’s signing or his decision as “valid facts”.
You either did not read it, or did not understand it.
IC: “The fact is, “
Just stop — you’ve already proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you have no idea what facts are in this case.
Tony (11:53 & 11:55 am) — You didn’t actually read the article either, did you? or the blog comments.
THE BEAR’s right — yer all idiots.
TommyP (12:20 pm): “The Braves have a guy that simply MASHES lefties in Matt Diaz. What they were/are looking for is someone that can do the same against righties.”
Talk about “mission creep”!
The Braves entered the offseason looking for a bat (likely, LF) who could absolutely kill Left-Hand Pitchers — not RHPs.
As a team last year, the Braves were absolutely dominated by LHPs. Sure, some (Johnson, slappy McFann, slappy Chipper) fared well enough (but not slugging-wise), but as a team the Braves were LHPs’ puppets.
Now the sitch has evolved whereby a presumably recovered Diaz and a hopefully rehabilitated Francoeur have become the Braves’ lefty-killers and they’re looking now for someone to kill RHPs?
Could be, but that’s not where we started in October.
February 20th, 20091:38 pm
I’m gone. Tim Hudson, an actual current player, knew it was an AJC reporter’s fault and went after him and people in here argue that it didn’t happen. I’ll leave this blog to you EXPERTS. Adios !
Too many trolls popping in here attacking other bloggers then leaving. AJC should ban these non-regulars. They won’t, so I’ll leave.
Welcome back DOB..
if you need a break Booker T. and the Drive By Truckers are playing the Variety
February 20th, 20091:39 pm
My brother played JuCo ball against Markakis. He was pitching then, and my bro knocked a triple off of him. No relevance, but just kind of cool.
February 20th, 20091:40 pm
Dogsbrekky, read my above posts, I got Markakis mixed up with another O’s player also, I think it’s more likely that we’d get Scott in an o’s trade, unless Markakis really wants to come here and convinces angelos.
Veer Brave – you are an idiot if you think David O’Brien is the sole reason that Griffey is not in Atlanta. Griffey is supposed to be a big boy with some mental toughness. If this is his reason for not signing with Atlanta he did not want to come here very much. The story said a source was reporting. The source is someone close to Griffey. Griffey may have come here if the Mariners did not step up to the plate, but Griffey was using the Braves to get the contract he wanted from Mariners. If you do not like David O’Brien’s reporting go somewhere else.
Thank you for this blog and your good reporting DOB
Wide Right..being the FSU fan that Iam is that blog name in jest of my beloved Seminoles? If so its a little messed up….but that’s how it goes. anyway great name…
February 20th, 20091:41 pm
Aww, robdawg. People disagree with him so he takes his ball and goes home.
DOB-if heyward has a monster spring..why not throw him out there..some players do crack the mlb at that age why not him..
February 20th, 20091:42 pm
AROD – has been juicing since he was teen, anyone who thinks otherwise is naive. Rememebr ‘roids were dominant in Eastern European swimming, running, weight lifting etc from the very early 1970s… guys like Dykstra were suspected from the mid 1980s and surveys in the early 1990s indicated that 3-10% of HIGH SCHOOL sportsmen were testing woth steroids..
AROD has surrounded himself for some time with shady/dodgy people up to their eyeballs in illegal activity (roids, PEDS, etc) and he thinks one stupid lie filled press conference was going to do anything other than incite reporters and more serious types to dig deeper….
he is totally f..ed in the head..
February 20th, 20091:43 pm
Bravo, I mean, how can we be assured that your sources are legit, nonetheless that you actually have them?
THE BEAR Illegitimi non carborundum
Ethyl Merman’s last performance in the closing performance of GYPSY.
February 20th, 20091:44 pm
Editor Note:……and when we get this fixed (SOON, we hope), they’ll all reappear.
Good. ‘Cause my post to DAP is gone and I don’t quite remember what I asked.
February 20th, 20091:46 pm
Bravo…Makes no sense that Johnson would be involved. O’s just inked Roberts to a big time extension.
This fascination with re-living the glory days has got to stop if this team is ever going to compete again. Not that Glavine can’t still pitch, rather it’s taking up the spot that the “next Glavine” needs to inhabit to fully grow to get to the next level. And it’s not $1 Million, it’s $3 Million if he stays on the roster for 90 days. Geesh, talking about a cork-screw brother-in-law contract!
In 1988, Glavine in his first Full season went 7 and 17, after going 2 and 4 in ’87 his call-up year. The rest is history.
Our next Glavine is in this segment of his career right now, somewhere in the Minors or in college. Tom Glavine didn’t have a Phil Niekro taking up a sentimental spot in the rotation.
It is time.
February 20th, 20091:49 pm
If someone posts a rumor without a link, it’s pretty safe to disregard.
I think we’re done taking on payroll. In fact, we might have replaced too much of the payroll that came off the books. I would normally blame the owners for just being cheap, but the economy is really in bad shape. The way of economic life that people in this country have been living over the last thirty years or so is unsustainable in its current form. Otherwise, why are so many “reputable companies” so susceptible to this economic downturn? This hit we’re taking is the real deal, folks.
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
Someone said Griffey chose Seattle because his daughter earlier…Griffey’s daughter and him apparently don’t like each other I take it? “Daddy, choose the otherside of the country, as far away from us as you could posibly be so we only see you 10 days in the next 7 months!” That makes sense. Just like Hampton and the “good schools” in Colorado…Good times…
February 20th, 20091:50 pm
Not that I used profanity per se, but yes, being dead for so long has made my vocabulary a bit bitter.
I posted an earlier post and it was eaten. I spoke to 350 wholesalers of a manufacturing company in Wisconsin. I was VP for National Accounts at the time.
And I saw Ethel Merman in the closing performance of Gypsy. That was a night to remember.
Will this one go up or not?
Nativebird, sorry, but the Braves are just about the least sentimental organization in the majors when it comes to retaining stars.
February 20th, 20091:51 pm
Awww, now Terry Moore is sulking about the Braves over on his column.
Hey Robdawg – PEACE OUT!
Johnson would be reverted back to an OF, or at least that’s been discussed.
February 20th, 20091:52 pm
hey David, was that you who hudson yelled out and seemingly almost fought???
I am pretty sure the O’s would ask for Heyward back for Markakis. Markakis is really, really good. Plate discipline like that at a young age is outstanding. Guy is a great young hitter. He is going no where. Luke Scott? Yes, that makes a lot more sense. He mashes RHP. Just not sure what he would cost in terms of prospects.
T.Moores brain works a day slow i think. His columns are never very insightful…..Kind of sad, actually. Just one mans opinion of course.
just got done reading a good article on SI.com. it was talking about a schilling theory which is The Schilling Theory: The team that gets the most starts out of its projected rotation has the best shot at winning. now look
Here are the only teams in 2008 to get 30 starts from four starters:
1. Phillies (Won World Series)
2. Rays (Won AL pennant)
3. Angels (Won AL West)
4. White Sox (Won AL Central)
if we can get that out of our 4 which isnt impossible we could have a shot.
February 20th, 20091:54 pm
L-town Scrub…no, unfortunately, I have the same first and last name as a certain kicker for the Buffalo Bills who missed a last second field goal in Super Bowl XXV…a missed kick that went “wide right”. On January 27, 1991 my nickname forever became Wide Right.
I guess its better then having the same name as Michael Bolton. (what movie?)
WE Are Insane-Were you around in 1979-82 when we had double digit inflation and interest rates floating around 20%? You think getting a mortgage is hard now or overly expensive? Believe me-there’s no comparison. Things were a hell of a lot worse then than they are now. It isn’t even close. Gas has dropped over $2 a gallon over the past six months and there are measures being taken to deal with all economic issues (whether or not you agree is immaterial). There is not and will not be anywhere near 15% unemployment (it’s not even quite half of that now. Cool your jets. Patience is what you need right now. The economy ALWAYS has it’s ups and downs. There have been recessions approximately every ten years during my lifetime (almost six decades). There’s always bad times and they are always followed by improvement. This recession, while maybe somewhat worse than usual, will end and things will get better. It’s probably not necessary for you to either play Chicken Little or commit suicide.
February 20th, 20091:58 pm
danielSchafer may be a little overrated… considering the juice.
dan, shafer did not take HGH. his suspension was not for TAKING it.
random its well documented how strong the braves system is. mostly in pitching out outfield prospects, though. no heir apparent to chipper, youre right. we have a few guys who once were thought of as that, but eric campbell spent two years in a row at A+ ball (playing pretty well) and van pope doesnt look like hes it.
Scott Norwood is in the house! I was a huge Bills fan back then…
February 20th, 20091:59 pm
My blog name comes from growing up in Lilburn, Ga. just outside of atlanta….not really sure where the scrub part came from. I currently reside in Southern Oregon.
Ian, is there an acceptable difference in profanity and vulgarity? You seem to think they are not related. Interesting.
February 20th, 20092:00 pm
Prediction: The Mets will feed off the energy of their new arrivals (Putz & K-Rod) to win the division avoiding a 3rd consecutive Sept meltdown. The braves will battle Florida for 3rd place.
Wide Right…Office Space
A Fan…Read that article, too. Also found it interesting. Our rotation is built this year to eat innings. Hopefully the injury bug will go find another team to bother this year.
Wide Right. that would be Office Space, one of the best movies ever (at least if you work in a fabric covered box, like I do!).
February 20th, 20092:01 pm
Bravo, why would they revert Johnson back to OF when they have too many outfielders as it is? You have no source man, just stop it, no one is buying it.
Markakis just signed a 6 year deal worth 66 million dollars. Roberts just signed a 4 year extension worth 40 million dollars. Where are the braves going to find money to trade for either of those guys?
February 20th, 20092:02 pm
Hey DOB. So what happened between you and I again in the dugout? I don’t remember after I was dragged off. Please tell me.
DAP- I respect your opinions, but c’mon man… I got some beachfront property in Kansas for you
February 20th, 20092:03 pm
bravos4875 they did not almost fight. It was raised voices, that was it.
February 20th, 20092:04 pm
* re-signing a 43 year old with arm trouble for $3mil.
* the desire itself to pursue Andrew Jones.
* the sheer thought of entertaing Rafeal Furcal.
* the guilt of losing Hampton, when being thankful is more appropriate.
* the abject death-cry of losing the “messiah”, a 40 plus Smoltz with a fresh zipper on his shoulder.
This organization to simply too focused on the past, versus the future. the “future”, means new, fresh, eager, motivated ball players.
Bobby cox has THE best minor league system in the Majors….it’s HOW the Braves one a World Series, and it will be how they win the next.
February 20th, 20092:06 pm
Also, I STILL don’t see why we don’t sign Lebowski Ohman back for 1YR/$1 MIllion. Even if Wren “loves the lefties” etc.. Ohman can be a steady force in the first half and if the younger lefties prove as solid, trade Ohman and get a desperate team in the hunt who is killing for a left like Ohman…And all you spend is $1 million either way…Definition of Win/Win..
I am worried to death about Left Field and what the lineup will look like when Chipper misses 30+ games due to” Getting hit in the eye in batting practice, jumping over the genius 3rd baseman of the Pirates who under-cutted Chipper when he was running a clear path tho 3rd and coming down horribly, slipping in SanFran on the wet grass first month of year or my favorite from Skip, “Chipper will miss tonights game due to bunions, again.”
ATLEAST get Garrett Anderson so we can be serious about LF, he is BETTER then Griffey at this stage, will cost the same and is better all around except in the lovable sense. Whatever, it’s baseball he produces, you need to win NOW, not wait and see and let another team snatch him. Then we watch Wren go sign Raul Mondesi or Luis Gonzalez because he realizes the “kids” aren’t ready to be an everyday player for a legitamite contender the last week of Spring Training. Garrett Anderson is the consumate consistent pro with alot of pennant chaces and playoff experience. You know what you’ll get every year and is only 36 and ATL can easily get him for 1YR/$3 Million. HE can platoon with Diaz because GA does have his 1 or 2 DL stints…
Ohman and G Anderson complete this team and make them true contenders. If the young lefties prove to be as reliable as Ohman, trade Ohman at the deadline and get more then the $500K you paid him for half a year. With Anderson you have reliable consistency, not can he stay consistent, can he do this once pitchers “find him out”. If the young guys like B Jones, Blanco, Anderson etc. pan out then trade G Anderson at the AS Break and get a desperate team to give you prospects or something that can help a need for you then. It’s no risk ALL-REWARD with both!
daniel thanks for respecting my opinion! ive read several articles about the situation, and about HGH suspension rules, and i believe shafer. did you know that you can get suspended if you know someone else is using and dont report it?
I totally agree with you Native..
Although Glavine for 1 mil. and as a 5th starter..
I’ll take i.
February 20th, 20092:07 pm
I saw this a minute ago. I think everybody might feel a little better about the Griffey thing after seeing this. Chipper kinda gives Jr. a bit of Hell, if the quote is to be believed…
Griffey Jr. is a total jerk.
I’m fried and forgot to include the link lol
February 20th, 20092:08 pm
dis is the way I lik it baseball conbersacon no silie talk about fineaunts jus a good ole blog about us braves fans discusting who we knead. herd some moreon saying that sum prince ton study shown onley lower middle classes obcest on sports. said people with real lives and curears dont car as much. cant see that can you.lets hope we can aquyere a good bat we can be rite in the hunt.
February 20th, 20092:09 pm
I read the reports too. DAP, we have just drawn different conclusions. Didn’t his Dad tell everyone that Jordan would be vindicated and cleared? I haven’t heard anymore comments from him. Nor, a full explanation of the violation. Wouldn’t you want to clear your good name?
Orlando Hudson is still not signed. Why not move Kelly back to LF and bring in Orlando Hudson to play 2nd. It sounds much better than a Matt Diaz/Brandon Jones platoon. Does anyone have any confidence that Brandon Jones can be a solid major league hitter? He shot up the organizational rankings but quickly faded since then. Why not give Orlando Hudson a 1 year deal? Or is the budget that tight? Makes you wonder why the braves inked a 43 year old veteran coming off major arm surgery. Keith Law had a good point….Why do the braves show so much loyalty to aging players?
February 20th, 20092:11 pm
Ok who had the fight with Hudson?
February 20th, 20092:12 pm
daniel knowing the way those PED rules work, the explanation that he hung around the wrong people, and him saying he didnt take anything is enough for me.
its a moot point anyways, really. he had a pretty good year last year after getting back, and we’ll get to see him in spring training.
February 20th, 20092:14 pm
I missed this. Didn’t know it you all did
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong told MLB.com on Wednesday night he received a phone call from former Mariners infielder and MLB Network broadcaster Harold Reynolds on Tuesday, asking the club executive if he would mind calling Mays, who wanted to talk to Griffey but not if it would be an imposition.
Armstrong jumped at the opportunity to talk to arguably the greatest player in baseball history, placed a call to Mays, and the wheels to Griffey’s return to the Northwest hit the ground running.
“Willie said he didn’t want to impose, but he explained why he thought Ken needed to come back to Seattle,” Armstrong told MLB.com from his Seattle-area home. “He asked if it was OK for him to call Junior. Willie talked about the legacy aspect of it and how it was for him when he went from the Giants to the Mets at the end of his career.
“He couldn’t have been nicer about it. I told him, ‘Willie, you are the reason Junior wore No. 24 in Seattle.’”
Mays called Griffey on Wednesday morning and apparently hit a home run.
“We can’t thank Harold and Willie enough for what they did,” Armstrong said.
February 20th, 20092:17 pm
A exhortation to “take an economics course” from a guy who obviously missed class the day they brought up “business cycles”. At least, entertainment from the old MIB blog is still free.
And although I don’t go back QUITE that far, the Panic of 1873 is the all-time champeen of bad times. Makes the Great Depression quake in its boots, and this little itty-bitty recession cry like a teenage girl. That sucker rolled BAD, my friends.
Our current downturn is likely over in another 10-12 months, and, by the All-Star break in 2010, few here will even pause to remember it.
Come on guys dont you rememer O’Brien saying that Peavys friend told him that he is coming to Atlanta? You guys seem to have short memory.
Now he does same with Griffey.
Hey Dave, who are these friends? are these fictional friends? that you mention just to get ratings and hits on this site?
You have struck out twice first with Peavy and now with Griffey.
Lets hear the friends names. You keep blogging that you know Peavys friend, Griffeys friend. Who are these fictional friends of yours?
The way you reported the whole Peavy thing was unprofessional and now you have reached a new low with Griffey.
I cant blame Huddy coming after you.
Remember many Americans are looking for work right now.
Do you want to become the latest victim.
Your Journalism and you have become more dispensable then tissue found in restroom.
From DOB: Frightening stat: Francoeur (11 homers) and Mark Kotsay (3) were the only Braves oufielders with more than three homers in 2008.
Correction: the only Braves outfielders with more than TWO homers in 2008, which is even more frightening.
February 20th, 20092:19 pm
Veer Brave…Because revealing sources is a good way to keep your job as a journalist, right?
February 20th, 20092:21 pm
2 for 2 on the lame posts, Veer.
February 20th, 20092:23 pm
For God’s sake, can this Moore dude shut his a– up! Smoltz is 42 years old, I think the little whiney brat aching for attention can shut his pie hole too! Enough with the old farts. I don’t care if the guy’s got a little left in the tank. He sure as hell didn’t take the Braves anywhere for the last couple of years no did he? Cry me a f— river Smotlzy…get over yourself. That Moore guy is mad because of Griffey, can’t imagine why.
There are some other good interview clips in the same post at Sports Radio Interviews.com, including Chipper Jones’ take on the Griffey-to-Braves situation on WXQI:
“I would rather he waste somebody else’s time instead of ours. We could have been working on a deal for something else and been using our time more constructively.”
Yeh, Shamus, GREAT qoute from Chipper. Griffey walks around like he’s God. Chipper is on his level with all credentials included….
February 20th, 20092:24 pm
I can assure you, I can not disclose my sources for the same reasons. Markakis may just be the big fish to hide the true intentions of each teams little fishs they are prepared to trade and looking to trade. Markakis has shown a desire to come to Atlanta and play. The O’s are not going to compete for quite some time.
Eric In Albany N.Y.
February 20th, 20092:26 pm
1 post since 12:32 am February 20, 2009, by David O’Brien on this blog!
Veer please get over it and move on. Its history now, so quit harping about it. Do a little research and read all the other reports as to why Griffey did not come to Atlanta. There are plenty out there that give the real answer.
February 20th, 20092:29 pm
Fair enough DAP.. I just like Hernandez better
February 20th, 20092:30 pm
ncscoots – re economy
I pray you are right… then again I lived in Tokyo at the height of their bubble and thereafter and still do business there…
The apartment First Bosoton ridiculously was paying $15k a month to rent for me in 1994 is now at $8k per month in 2009 and apartments taht were $1M are now $400-$500k…. the Nikkei is 20% (yes 1/5th) of what it was at the peak….
And their problems started with property and over-levered banks
sound familiar………….. the $200 Billion the FED/Treasury pumped into the spivvy banks has not come out the other side but hopefully a big mouthful of near $800 Billion will help us….
I suspect you are correct overall but I think the standard of living for a lot will be much lower for a long long time……..
7 Posts since 10:47PM EST on February 18, 2009, by Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
February 20th, 20092:31 pm
OK, in today’s ST photos, there’s a picture of Clint Sammons lying on the ground with his feet in the air, and the caption reads:
Braves catcher Clint Sammons, along with other catchers, participates in a fly ball drill. The drill required the catchers to do a somersault first before jumping to their feet and then tracking down and catching a high fly ball rocketed out of a ball machine in center field.
LOL! That must have been a sight…
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