12:51 pm March 10, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
N Nine (eta26)
March 10th, 200911:43 pm
I guess Mets gonna roll the dice with Redding/Livan as their #5. I just think Pedro would be a better option. I just don’t understand how they were willing to pay Garcia around 6MM but not him… I can’t complain just slightly puzzled.
March 10th, 200911:49 pm
Bobby Cox – That’s a very conflicted 11:38. That has let me get this out there, kind of take it back, but not really and see how much DOB tells us written all over it. I’m guessing he doesn’t take the bait. But if Carroll left the house a wreck, nothing in the fridge and wash hanging on the bike in the garage maybe he gives up the goods out of spite.
March 10th, 200911:52 pm
I think I found Carroll on Facebook. If it isn’t our Carroll, then it’s another Carroll Rogers in Atlanta, Ga.
March 10th, 200911:55 pm
N Nine – I still think Pedro is a possibility for the Mets.
Bay Area Steve
30% of the freakin’ posts? 30%?
Not only are we supposed to accept and respect you, but we have to watch you dominate a Braves’ blog.
Thankfully, your wit makes it passable. Wait, no it doesn’t.
You know the worst part about this recession. It’s not our retirement funds. It’s not our jobs. It’s the fact that Anders no longer stays away servicing important clients.
March 10th, 200911:56 pm
OK, the fellas have reached the stalking stage.
March 11th, 200912:01 am
Bay – may I call you that? I will be away for a week or so in April. In our nations Capital to be exact. I will say that the state of the economy has slowed my need for travel. It will pick up again beginning this spring however.
March 11th, 200912:02 am
I tried typing “Anders” into a Facebook search and found a lot of weird stuff. I just looked up “Chop Chop” and found some rapper who calls himself that. Couldn’t find any “Bay Area Steves” on there.
(I’m a member of the Friends of DOB’s Blog Facebook group. My mug is up there along with plenty of others. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with putting a name to a face.)
March 11th, 200912:07 am
Chop Chop – OK, now you’re scaring me. Word of advice. Stay away from the facebook/my space stuff. Why would you put personal things out in public space? Not me.
Not sure if you know this but companies are already looking in these areas when they vet out a job candidate. Gives them a nice cross spectrum of what the person is about.
N Nine (eta25)
March 11th, 200912:10 am
Guess Anders won’t join DOB/MIB facebook after all!!
Just for Fun – Fan Clubs
Land of the denizens, home of the Braves fans. And possibly that Anders guy.
March 11th, 200912:16 am
That’s right, Anders. However, you can ratchet up the level of privacy in order to prevent people from seeing your page.
Not sure if this blog went bad or what but it seems to be going backwards on the posts. I’m out. See you guys own the road. Tonight was fun for me. Hope you guys had some too.
March 11th, 200912:22 am
30% of the freakin’ posts? 30%?
Not only are we supposed to accept and respect you, but we have to watch you dominate a Braves’ blog. BAS
soon we will all be Mets’ fan’s. insidious isn’t it?
March 11th, 200912:23 am
There you have showed the denizens how to lose a Mets Fann/Anders on the ole blog
March 11th, 200912:25 am
I’m a member of the Friends of DOB’s Blog Facebook group. My mug is up there along with plenty of others. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with putting a name to a face.) ChopChop
just be careful what you click on Chop, there is a real bad worm out there being passed on mainly through facebook and other such sites
March 11th, 200912:26 am
I’m gonna say this again.. Lowe was a BETTER option than A.J. Burnett. Time will prove this…
March 11th, 200912:28 am
Ms.Rogers,sorry to see you gone………at least while you were here it was a real baseball blog…..and not a crappy music blog………any chance of you starting your own?
Earlier this afternoon Nick Saban and flange1 posted some things that I had intended to respond to…first, no I don’t say SEC Conference, I do say SEC Commission however. And flange mentioned that he knew Ernie Jr. in high school and that he was a ‘decent guy’. I’ll have to take exception to that. Ernie Johnson Jr. was, and is, a ‘great’ guy. About as classy as any of us could ever hope to meet. His daddy must have raised him right. He was also about as good an athlete as you’ll ever hope to play with, and/or against. Played softball with him for a number of seasons, a number of seasons ago. We always felt lucky if we held him to a double. Good field, good hit, ran like a deer, and a shotgun for an arm. All this and a cancer survivor too. Hoorah for Ernie.
March 11th, 200912:30 am
Right, nolie. Gotta be careful about all of that stuff. I think what you’re talking about is an e-mail coming to you from one of your friends. Once you open it, you get infected and send e-mails to everyone on your friends list.
Plenty of ways out there to screw up your computer.
March 11th, 200912:31 am
That was strange, N Nine. I’m thinking Lew should run that game plan into the ground every damn day.
March 11th, 200912:34 am
Begging for a DOB bashing? Lets see if it happens…
Speaking of own blog, Wouldn’t be a trip if a denizen got a chance to report a Gwinnett game, as suggested by Garlick(brian).
March 11th, 200912:45 am
Koobface worm to users: Be my Facebook friend
New variant steals log-in credentials for Facebook, MySpace, other social networking sites
By Gregg Keizer
March 2, 2009 (Computerworld) A worm that hit Facebook last December has resurfaced, a security researcher said today, and is now hijacking user accounts — not only for that social networking service, but also for MySpace, Friendster, LiveJournal and others.
The Koobface worm is again making the rounds on Facebook, said Jamz Yaneza, a research project manager at Trend Micro Inc. “But this is an improved version with some interesting functions,” he said.
Like the variant that hit Facebook late last year, the newest Koobface tries to dupe users into clicking on a link that’s included in a message from a friend. Clicking on the link displays a fake error message claiming that Adobe System Inc.’s Flash is out of date, and prompts the user to download an update.
The update is nothing of the sort, but is instead an executable file that installs the Koobface worm.
“Koobface.az,” as Trend Micro pegged the worm, rifles through a compromised PC, sniffs out browser cookies associated with 10 different social networking sites, uses the usernames and passwords within those cookies to log on to each service, searches for the infected user’s friends and then sends those people messages that include a link to the worm.
It looks for cookies connected to bebo.com, Facebook, Friendster, fubar.com, hi5.com, LiveJournal, MySpace, myYearbook, Netlog and Tagged.
Much of the message processing takes place on a remote server, which the hackers control, said Yaneza. That server communicates with each infected PC, receiving data and sending instructions. “This is pretty serious stuff,” he said.
Trend Micro has identified more than 300 IP addresses hosting the worm, and although some have been blocked, others are still online. Those addresses are located in Asia, Yaneza said.
“This is maybe only in its early stages,” he added, referring to the small but growing number of infections. “I’d call it fairly active at the moment.”
Koobface.az isn’t the only piece of malware to have struck Facebook recently. Trend Micro, as well as other security vendors, has noted a pair of scams in the past week that targeted users of the popular service. The most recent sent messages to users claiming that friends had turned them in for violating Facebook’s terms of service; when people clicked on the included link, they downloaded an application that spammed all friends with a similar message and may have harvested information from each Facebook account as it did so.
“I don’t think this is a coincidence,” said Yaneza, speaking of Koobface coming hard on the heels of other attacks against Facebook users. “[Cybercriminals] are looking at how these services are being used, and more importantly, their sizes,” he said.
“Users need to be very, very careful about what they install when they’re on these [social networking] services,” Yaneza advised. “And they should be careful about how they use social networks and what information they put on them. The criminals are gleaning all the information they can and using it against you.”
March 11th, 200912:49 am
I think we need an official name for when someone gets O’Brien bashed
March 11th, 200912:50 am
Hey, has anyone seen the advertisements for the Gwinnett Braves? Like the big billboard on Buford Drive, or the banner in Mall of Georgia? Who’s that player on there….is it Heyward?
March 11th, 200912:58 am
Phuck the Fillies.
March 11th, 20091:19 am
Anders, I saw your post where you are interested to know what Pedro has against a good line up. Haven’t you already heard? Such a line up is his Daddy. That is what he has against a good line up!
March 11th, 20091:20 am
Better bat-flip? Escobar or Peraza?
Random Philly hate? I like it. Can you include the Mets?
March 11th, 20091:28 am
Here is an article I read that has ten more major market newspapers closing in addition to the papers in Seattle and Denver. Denver is done and Seattle is about to be an internet only (no print) paper.
ALL of the ten mentioned, including the one in my market – the Miami Herald – are also where MLB teams are located. I wonder what this will do to baseball as we know it?
March 11th, 20091:31 am
Muck the Futts?
It appears that “our Carroll”, and CBS/SI’s Seth Davis, both graduated from Duke in 1992 (aka, “The year of the ‘Laettner Shot’”).
I doubt Carroll’s around right now, but I would sure like to hear her opinion at some point on how Davis, who has no basketball credentials whatsoever, became a studio commentator for CBS’ basketball coverage.
In my short time on this earth (but getting longer), Davis is the only person I have ever seen on a major network, actually hired to do sports commentary, despite having no playing background in the sport.
Look at all the other networks. How many of them have non-athletes doing “color” commentary, or analysis?
And to boot, he’s terrible.
March 11th, 20091:33 am
I’d venture to guess that all of these newspapers closings is part of the reason why DOB is not complaining about having to hang out at the Orlando airport, waiting for Carroll and the rental car to arrive.
Things could be a lot worse.
March 11th, 20091:43 am
I’m getting pretty excited about the team, folks. The personality of this club is hard to put a finger on, but words like “solid,” “grounded,” and “together” don’t seem like a big stretch.
Last year I was excited coming out of spring, but it was a very nervous kind of excitement. Hampton, Smoltz, and Glavine just seemed like too much risk. And the Rental Tex thing put a funk on it for me, even for all its temporary possibilities.
2009 feels calmer, more business-like. I like this squad a lot. I plan on really taking it a game at a time and enjoying the season. I think we’ll contend, but it’ll be all the more enjoyable knowing that whatever the end of this September brings, the future hasn’t been hocked, and we’re at the beginning of a nice, long window for winning a championship. Lots of good heads on these shoulders, I think.
And Brian Freaking McCann, man. What a terrific Brave.
March 11th, 20091:52 am
Bubd, not acceptable. Know your role.
You’re here for the comedy; you’re not here to make loyal, optimistic, salient posts about this team.
You are allowed to talk baseball, but only while using it make us laugh.
I’m the drunk, Anders is the douche-bag, you are the comedian. Know your role.
And, yeah, Brian Freakin’ McCann.
March 11th, 20091:55 am
Trying to branch out, B.A. Steve. Freakin’ shrink’s a waste of freakin’ money I told her this wouldn’t freakin’ work.
March 11th, 20092:00 am
Well said, Bubdylan. A good bench, which is never mentioned in those position by position comparisons, but the lack of which has been very hurtful to the Braves in the past. Without Norton, Prado, and Infante playing as well as they did, the Braves could have lost 100 games last year. A solid starting rotation and bullpen make every game a possibility. A (mostly) young but experienced infield looks nice… with the prospect of being a little better each year. A catcher that is heads up. And even though the outfield is the definite weakness, if Jeff gets his gold glove defense back, the outfield may not be short of being a good defensive outfield.
As you said, pretty solid and well grounded.
March 11th, 20092:06 am
Agreed on the bench, PTBNL, definitely. A weak bench is an empty feeling. Especially nice to have a back up catcher that won’t drain the offense too much.
I just went to the Braves website and looked at the depth chart. Interesting that they don’t have Norton nor Moylan on the depth chart, but they do have Schafer and Hanson on it… listed as prospects. They are the only prospects listed.
March 11th, 20092:07 am
Yes…. good point. I can’t believe I failed to mention that. That is most definitely a big, big help!
March 11th, 20092:12 am
I remember when things were still not going well for the Braves in the offseason wheeling and dealing that some on the blog were complaining about the money spent for Ross. I thought, “have you not seen what it was like to know that every time Corky Miller came to bat it was going to be an out?” How discouraging when there were men on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs! There wasn’t even any hope of anything but an out. Well some times I would muster up some hope for an error!
I Hate Geography
March 11th, 20092:16 am
I agree, I am feeling somewhat optimistic about the coming season. If we can just stay healthy we should win in the 80s I think.I would like a piece of that 105 wins action that someone was floating earlier today.
BTW even though I’m an old cynical codger, I luv smileys
March 11th, 20092:17 am
Okay, the little voices are singing “Kumbaya.” Time for bed.
Night, Braves fans.
March 11th, 20092:22 am
March 11th, 20092:27 am
me too GEOGRAPHY . I agree with your entire post. good feelings right now about the team, especially the pitching. I hope Chipper can stay in the lineup. I hate that the oblique has acted up already.love them smileys.
Hey BASteve, you know what Mark Twain said, that the coldest winter he ever spent was the summer he spent in San Fran.at least I assume that’s the bay you swim around in.Spent some time there in the late 60s and early 70s. I gotta admit i don’t remember a lot of it.
Francoeur Pollyanna Cheer
March 11th, 20092:30 am
“Frenchy, Frenchy, he is the best,
Gonna put those doubters to rest.
Hitting .300, yes he will,
OBP of .400, slugging of over .500 and I’m no shill.
His minimum 30 homeruns will keep the Turner Field fans on their toes,
What I base that he’ll perform like that, nobody knows!”
March 11th, 20093:38 am
I’m halfway there with Bubdylan. I really like the way the pitching is shaping up. It didn’t occur to me that Reyes would come out and pitch as well as Hanson. Logan looks good, and Lowe and Kawakami have me excited.
And it is a solid bench, but with Jones and McCann gone these lineups remind me too much of those bitter dog days of 2008. Either Kotchman or Francoeur have got to step up. If they both hit like 7 year-old girls again this year all the pitching in the world won’t matter.
nolie, I get nervous even seeing an article about worms.
March 11th, 20094:13 am
Fell asleep early (long night Monday) and woke up to read the overnight comments and catch the Netherlands-D.R. highlights. It might be U.S.-Soviet Olympic hockey big, in terms of emphasis/importance and the buildup before the event, but it’s still big in baseball circles.
The baseball-intensive D.R. and its players have to be feeling at least a little bit like those Soviets who watched the upstart American kids celebrating after that monumental upset of the veteran-laden Soviet hockey team at Lake Placid. But there was so much that made that American upset one of the great ones in sports history.
This Dutch-over-D.R. won’t carry anything like that kind of historical significance, in part because it’s the WBC, not the Olympics. And it’s the first round of the tourney. And of course it’s not U.S. vs. Soviets, with all that Cold War baggage in tow. But still, for one night, at least, it’s very big around baseball, and will be remembered a lot longer than one night in the Netherlands and in the D.R.
By the way, clever and often hilarious posts tonight. The banter had me smiling.
Latenight Bailbond Guy
March 11th, 20094:23 am
Welcome Back DOB.
March 11th, 20098:01 am
Bay Area Steve, what makes you think you can fill in as comedian in a pinch? Who are you? Greg F’n Norton?
March 11th, 20098:15 am
Amazing stat: Dominican Republic pitchers didn’t give up an earned run in three games before the 11th inning last night. Yet they lost twice and got eliminated.
For the tourney, their pitchers were charged with five runs (one earned), 14 hits and 4 walks with 37 strikeouts in 28-2/3 innings. They went 1-2 with a 0.31 ERA and 0.63 WHIP.
OK, time to drive to Clearwater to see the Braves face the defending World Series champs again.
March 11th, 20098:17 am
Overheard in the DR dugout after last nights loss “All these guys live on Micheal Jackson’s ranch? Damn, they’re pretty good.”
March 11th, 20098:41 am
DOB…. I was in the game last night…was one of the best game i ever attend, people seat next to me are from the Dominican and they were stomp…In the 6 inning i told my wife that this game going to end with a mistake of someone..and that what happen…wow..wow. I saw a post game interview of Jose Oquendo on Monday and he said that the problem to Manager a team with to many Star is that everybody want to hit a homerun,and they not play Basic Baseball, that was happen to the Dominican.Hope The Braves has a scout here, Netherland pitching are awasome.
Hope Tonigh the Puerto rican Team win so the can be a top seat in the second round…I think that Vazquez pitching tonight.
March 11th, 20098:47 am
Vazquez isn’t pitching tonight, Jonathan Sanchez is: http://mlb.mlb.com/wbc/2009/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090310&content_id=3961502&vkey=wbc&team=pur&lang=1
March 11th, 20098:48 am
lol…Anders, that actually made me smile. Good one.
March 11th, 20098:51 am
Jersey Gil. Very cool that you’re at the tournament. Good luck to your boys from Puerto Rico. They have a pretty solid club. Although I’d keep Bernie Wlliams off the basepaths at all costs – Have fun tonight.
March 11th, 20098:56 am
Anders – Who else do you have out? Valentine at cleanup does not sound like a team that I want to beat up on…Just not fair. Like the DR being whooped by The Netherlands.
Flamenco the Foot
March 11th, 20099:00 am
THIS JUST IN: ” Lance Niekro’s 2 month old son, Imma Niekro, just showed up at minor league camp because he displayed some of the genetic knack for the knuckleball as the rest of his family while throwing a tiny baseball at the family dog.” Derek Botelho, the new Gwinnett pitching coach says ” We just thought, what the heck? It couldn’t hurt to bring him out here and give him a try. We’ll try anything right now and you know those Niekros.”
IN MORE NEWS: Role Models is now on DVD/Blu-Ray and I must see it… Does anybody have any comment on whether its good or not?
March 11th, 20099:03 am
The Dutch started winning once they kicked Andruw off the team. Why can’t we?
March 11th, 20099:09 am
Very good post at 1:43 this morning! Couldn’t agree more…especially with that last sentence…
March 11th, 20099:12 am
Historically, Andruw Jones has been key to Netherlands rise as their biggest star. Remember he financed their great Little League teams in Curacao. Jair Jurrgens said when he first came to the Bravos that they were his favorite team because of Andruw. Randall Simon also came through Braves farm system. The pitchers for the Netherlands all pitched with the same methodology as JJ. So figure the Braves have a good shot at players from this region.
March 11th, 20099:16 am
spotts — Don’t know if you ever got or found an answer to your question in re “ERA+” — don’t actually know if it was a serious question — but here’s a fun stat link from FireJoeMorgan.com (R.I.P.) that explains some “modern” stats.
Essentially, ERA+ measures a pitcher’s ERA for one specific season compared to all other pitchers’ (in the same league ERA) that season, adjusted for ballpark factors and normalized to where an ERA+ of 100 is dead-on league average for that year. So someone with an ERA+ of 150 would have been 50% better ERA-wise than the league average for that year.
And here’s another fun stats link from Baseball-Almanac.com.
March 11th, 20099:18 am
Thanks Anders…Yes Bernie look Old and out of Shape, his bat is slow out of timing, but he is ours second best after Clemente.
To the Braves Management very look at this three pitcher from the Netherland: Leon Boyd, he is the Closer and i don’t think he belong to anyone in the mayor accordly to the Media Guide they give us here, the other one is David Bergman RHP , he is 28 yr old.
Ease 19 -Delgado, Wright, Beltran, Putz, K-Rod, Perez all still at WBC. Sure I’m missing some. Reyes and Tatis will come back now. I think Schneider went too? I forget.
March 11th, 20099:21 am
Jersey Gil – Bernie Williams ahead of Carlos Delgado? Delgado has a real shot at the HOF. Williams has none. Don’t get me wrong, Williams was a real nice player but he had his limitations. I believe Beltran is better too, but give that some more years to become absolutely clear.
So much for Duaner Sanchez being the x-factor in the bullpen. Now he just an x-Met. I do beleive Omar will regret that move though.
March 11th, 20099:24 am
I think all the GM last night was Happy that the Dominican are eliminated, that team with all star from different MLB team:Big papi,Jimenez (that was awasome last night, i think he SO 10, i lost count after my Second Pina Colada), Reyes, Ramirez…..
March 11th, 20099:26 am
Netherlands definitely had some good pitching and clutch defensive stops. They seem like a solid team with good fundamentals.
I think the DR is like that kid that gets the chicken pox from the neighbor kid but gets it twice as bad. I think they suffered from a bit of “no team mentality-itis) if you will, that the US had 3 years ago.
March 11th, 20099:27 am
Rodney Derrick (9:12 am): “The pitchers for the Netherlands all pitched with the same methodology as JJ.”
Yes, yes — let’s give it up for the Dutch pitching and for Bert Blyleven, their pitching coach.
He should have been in the Hall of Fame years ago.
My coment about ours Bravos, i think we have something cooking this year…Pitching,pitching and more Pitching….I got my 9 Dates visit ticket of the Bravos here in Citizen baaam Park….GO BRAVOS.
March 11th, 20099:29 am
Random – No, I was serious. I was reading an article the other day and the guy (forget who it was) said he thought ERA was pointless and he just used ERA+. Wasn’t too sure what it was. Thanks
March 11th, 20099:31 am
I’m sure JJ feels awful right now, knowing he’s missing all this with his countrymen
PIZZARO – Sanchez could’nt break the 90 mph barrier this spring. It’s a real shame what the accident did to him but the Mets gave him a year and a half to see if he could get it back. Plus he couldn’t locate anymore. I feel bad for him because he seems like a nice guy who really worked hard to recover.
Minaya wants to save the 75% of his $1.6 mil salary releasing him now affords them. Plus it gives Sanchez some time to get to another camp. It was the decent thing to do. The Mets snuck Ron Villone into camp and I think they’re leaning towards keeping the big lefty with Feliciano because of Howard, Utley, etc. Villone is your classic lefty specialist. He definetly struggles from time to time but he’s a pro and I think the Mets want to have a lefty if they need one in the mid innings but also have one tucked away for the eigth if need be too. Just a hunch on my part.
March 11th, 20099:33 am
I suspect the blog conforms to the 20-80 rule: 20% of the posters produce 80% of the posts.
Though that could change, I guess, with no delay. That cheap thrill of seeing one’s name on the screen is too hard to resist for some, hence, about 42 same-authored posts in the space of 4.6 minutes. That might skew the percentages, LOL.
March 11th, 20099:35 am
I think the DR suffered from the “We’re the DR and they’re some puny non baseball playing country that we will squash” like our basketball Dream Team suffered from some years back at one of the Olympics. The incredible part of this that seperates it from even the 1980 Olympic team is that they beat the DR TWICE in three days! That is incredible. There is no way the Russians would have lost to the Americans two days later in Lake Placid – No way.
March 11th, 20099:49 am
That is true Anders. The Americans would have lost to the Russians the next 9 games. But then again, it just goes to show you what great pitching can do for a club and how far pitching can take you when your bats dont have a snowballs chance of competing. Great pitching and not making mistakes is what won both games for the NED.
March 11th, 20099:51 am
Spotts, I’m glad JJ isn’t off feeling good with his country. I’m glad he’s in camp feeling bad about it while getting ready for the real season. He made the correct decision, in my opinion. It’s too risky to go play the WBC when you’re not even arbitration eligible. Wait until after he’s signed a contract, then he’ll probably take the opportunity to represent his country.
March 11th, 20099:54 am
Anders I think Schneider went too? I forget.
No, he didn’t go. Schnide’s at Mets’ camp.
March 11th, 20099:56 am
Anyone else have the mlb.com braves toolbar? It’s pretty tight.
March 11th, 200910:01 am
spotts — de nada, muchacha.
Thing is, except for the ballpark adjustment, ERA+ contains some of the same “flaws” (or caveats) as plain ol’ ERA.
Somebody the other day was harping on relievers allowing inherited runners to score being a significant source of ERA skewing/inflation for the starter, but it’s hard for me to credit this concern or to sympathize with the starter in this situation.
Number one, it was the starter who allowed the baserunner(s) to begin with. And number two, an objective observer (ie, the manager) decided that the reliever had a better chance of getting out of the inning undamaged than the starter had. So I think the inherited runner reservations about ERA validity is either a red herring or essentially insignificant.
More important imo is the impact of a good or poor defense on the earned runs a pitcher allows. (PTBNL went into this in more depth earlier, I think.)
There are a couple of other stats which I’m not really familiar with that at least sound like they’d be an improvement on raw ERA in at least that respect — namely Defense Neutral ERA and Defense Adjusted ERA.
But also, let’s not forget the pivotal role of the Official Scorer in awarding errors. Or not.
March 11th, 200910:06 am
Manuel’s last season:
Mets GM, manager at odds
Jerry Manuel’s body language betrayed him yesterday. The Mets manager obviously wasn’t happy with GM Omar Minaya’s abrupt decision to release reliever Duaner Sanchez just hours before Sanchez was scheduled to pitch here. The usually affable Manuel was at times terse when pressed on the move, which saved the Mets roughly $1.413 million of Sanchez’s $1.6875 million salary because he was put on waivers before Major League Baseball’s March 18 deadline. Asked if he was on board with Minaya’s decision, a glum Manuel said: “Sure. Yeah.” Manuel appeared to be embarrassed by the sudden turn of events, considering Sanchez’s release came less than 24 hours after Manuel spoke of the reliever being firmly in his regular-season plans. Manuel admitted the decision blindsided him when it was delivered to the manager late Monday night in a meeting that Manuel said was brief and one-sided(New York Post)
March 11th, 200910:11 am
Jersey Girl (9:18 am): “the other one is David Bergman RHP , he is 28 yr old.”
Hmmm — wonder if he’s related to the Dave Bergman who played 1B for the Tigers in the late 80s.
March 11th, 200910:15 am
DOB, if you have a chance to grab dinner in Clearwater, you should check out Post Corner Pizza. They’ve got great Greek food and the BEST pizza I’ve ever had in my life.
March 11th, 200910:17 am
PWHjort…Yes…in today newspaper say that Sanchez will pitch today for PR and Soto be the Catcher, also they don’t know is Delgado going to play because a Hit in the elbow in the other night game, they say the elbow still sore….Vazquez will Pitch Saturday in the second Round in Miami again USA Or Venezuela.
Stan the Man
March 11th, 200910:22 am
I’ve been, er, reading this blog for a while and I’ve got a question:
Do any of you regulars on here have jobs?
Or, do you just sit around the house…or the lone computer at job services all day taking turns posting your crap?
I’ll be watching Vazquez make his start on Saturday.
March 11th, 200910:25 am
Ramdom….I’m reading the media Guide his real name is David Franciscus Johan Bergman, he is from Haarlem, Netherland. Don’t mention anything abour his Father. He play in the Olimpic and some European Baseball Team.
stan the man why so harsh with the comments this morning?…no hatin on this blog please sir.
March 11th, 200910:28 am
Beautiful day at the ‘yard here in Clearwater, folks. Bee-u-tiful day.
Headed down to clubhouse.
March 11th, 200910:32 am
I would assume that Garret Anderson is still taking BP even though he is not able to run or partcipate in the games.
Is that correct?
If so how does he feel his swing is coming along – or if he’ll be ready to face live pitching once the season starts?
Flamenco, Roles Models is definitely worth seeing. Got some hilarious moments. It’s a solid comedy.
March 11th, 200910:37 am
anybody else curious how a strained calf muscle can knock a player out of commission for 4 weeks? i pulled my calf muscle pretty bad once and was fine like 2 days later.
March 11th, 200910:41 am
Welcome back, DOB…guess you’ve been told that 100 times by now..but we missed ya.
March 11th, 200910:48 am
Great! That’s going on my weekend movie list. That’s more than I can say for “Dead in 3 Days”, which is also released this week.
March 11th, 200910:50 am
My only guess is Garret Anderson is very old and the club wants to be cautious with him. Losing him for 4 weeks now is better than losing him for 4 weeks a month into the season because he didn’t get correct rest. And I assume he’s not taking BP, but that’s nothing more than a guess.
March 11th, 200910:52 am
ok i did some research, and a strained calf muscle is a tear. it is graded in 3 levels, the first level has micro tears and has an expected recovery time of less than 2 weeks, the 2nd grade has partial tearing of the muscle, has severe pain and bruising and has a recovery time of less than 5 weeks. The final grade is a complete tear, requires surgery and has a 3 month recovery time.
i can’t imagine garrett had much worse than the first grade since he did in in warmups. so to answer my own question, if he is out until opening day that seems a bit odd for such a minor injury.
March 11th, 200910:53 am
N Nine – Good info in your 10:06. I haven’t seen the Post yet today. I read that as the suddenes means Minaya is readying $’s for something. Would be nice if he let Manuel in the tent though.
Hope the mini-vacation was good. C-Rog did a great job while you were out.
March 11th, 200910:54 am
How is Josh Anderson going to start at Center Field and not platoon with his atrocious BA against lefties?
March 11th, 200910:57 am
DOB….any news about Glavine, it he will be ours 5 starter?
Someone post that in Gwinett braves has a sign with Heyward Picture?
That mean that he will be in Gwinett next year? or Double AA ?….
Lot of ???? about ours Prospect.
March 11th, 200910:58 am
You put Josh Anderson out there every day because of his defense, not his bat. Hopefully Terry will teach him to take a walk against LHP.
March 11th, 200911:00 am
Jersey Gil, I believe Heyward is penciled in to start the season at High-A Myrtle Beach. I imagine he’ll start there and earn a mid-season promotion to AA Mississippi. Then he’ll get called up to the big club in September.
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