12:13 pm March 20, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
March 20th, 20091:17 pm
Rodney: Coach K was pretty grossly misquoted. He was just kidding because his team didn’t make Obama’s final four.
random = no fun. sauce is the sauce of life.
March 20th, 20091:18 pm
Looking at Glavines outings last year……… something comes up.
He had 7 “good” outings
March 31…………5 IP………1 ER
April 7……………..6.1……….0 ER
April 29————6 …………2 ER
Thats 7 out of 13 GS. You still have to keep in mind that the last 2 games in which he pitched, which are not in the list above, he was having arm trouble. Having all this in mind can makes us believe that he could still do a fine job. I mean 7 times he pitched 5 or more complete innings without giving up more than 2 runs. If you take away the las 2 games of his season in which he was not 100%…….maybe not even 80%, you could say he pitched fair enough for a 5th starter in 7 out of 11 starts, which is a very good % for a 5th starter. If you want to be more drastic you could say only his last start should be considered as injury asociated, still 7/12 is fair enough if we are talking 5th starter.
I still dont like the idea of having him in the mix but at least if we go by the numbers is not that bad.
I can recall that last season, when he was on the mount, braves didnt give any offensive support to him, I could be mistaken, but thats what I can recall.
Escobar just grounded one through the hole on the right side for a double off the 6-foot-7, long and lanky Andrew Miller
Ok, i was trying to figure out how it would be an earned run if it was 0 runs given up, lol
March 20th, 20091:19 pm
Lewie your argument against Duke is weak.
Lowe has the 1st inning blues.
Glavine, himself, admits this will be his last year. that means his low fuel light must be on.
March 20th, 20091:21 pm
The problem is that the deepest he went was 6.1 innings, that’s awful and really stresses the bullpen. He throws too many pitches now and can’t work himself out of trouble like he used to be able to. I’m much happier with Hanson or Reyes filling in Glavine’s spot.
Gonzo the Clown
March 20th, 20091:22 pm
I’d be happier with Chipper filling in Glavine’s spot, geez
March 20th, 20091:23 pm
I don’t think Glavine ever came out and said “this is my last year.” In fact, he even made a comment about “you never know. Maybe I do really well this year and they want me back next year.”
brandon, you must be one of those softy duke appologists who actually thinks that they have a chance this yr.
i hate to break it to you, but being the least athletic team with no inside scoring threat that relies completely on the 3s is not the best approach to winning in the dance. maybe they’ll win one more, but that’s it.
Sorry, didn’t see the one 7 inning outlier.
March 20th, 20091:24 pm
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Josh Anderson pops out to pitcher Andrew Miller.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Omar Infante flies out to center fielder Alejandro De Aza.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Yunel Escobar doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Cody Ross.
B:0 S:3 O:3 – Greg Norton strikes out swinging.
there’s a groundball to short to start off the second inning for Lowe by Andy Gonzalez. aNd another to first by Alejandro De Aza
March 20th, 20091:25 pm
you’re telling me you would want him for more than another year? with the guys coming up? that’s nuts.
lewie, are you a terp? you sound like you might be a terp
I agree. That takes away the chances for others to have a bad day here and there, because come day 5, bullpen will have to work and work hard.
March 20th, 20091:26 pm
Guess those 2 groundballs were outs?
What’s a ’softly Duke appologist’?
March 20th, 20091:27 pm
Lewie, thats a more logical argument. I am Duke fan and I recognize that they do not have the inside presence that they have had in the past. But they dont always rely on 3’s. Its more like spread floor, cut to the basket, and if your open for a 3 take it.
I do think they have a chance by the way. But I understand your argument.
Glavine probably had arm problems before those last two starts.
So now that glavine is signed, what will happen if braves decide he is not their 5th guy? Does he retires with his million bucks? Could anyone give me some lights here?
March 20th, 20091:29 pm
You all better enjoy the Hoosiers out of the tourney this year. Might be out next year too, but after that, they are going to be a national title contender again year in year out.
March 20th, 20091:30 pm
oh, he’ll retire with more than his million bucks, he’s going to be getting payments deferred over years. he can get a beer belly and watch hockey and still be getting paid years from now.
Lewie, that is what I am telling you though. They don’t have to face anyone with a true inside threat until the elite eight. I have them winning there and then losing in the final four
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Andy Gonzalez grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Alejandro De Aza grounds out to first baseman Greg Norton.
B:0 S:3 O:3 – Andrew Miller strikes out swinging.
If he retires, he loses the money, Doc. If they cut him, he keeps it.
March 20th, 20091:31 pm
no, but seriously, i have seen an interview in which glavine says he wants nothing to do with baseball once he retires. that makes me think he’s ready to be done sooner than later.
Our bullpen has the potential to be one of the best in the NL if they don’t get overexposed like they have the past two seasons.
He doesn’t have to retire. If Braves release him they pay the million and he could then sign with someone else. Maybe Mutts 5th starter
March 20th, 20091:32 pm
not a terp or a tarhole
actually dont have a dog in the fight but most duke fans get all butthurt over their team. i’ve watched them play a ton this yr and have yet to be impressed. they had some nice wins, granted but they’re too soft for the dance
texas or nova – - – > 0
/ / \ <—–duke
prepare to get worked
March 20th, 20091:33 pm
hard single up the middle for Jason Heyward off Miller, with two outs in the second
Thanks for the blog, CR. Vinegar, then mustard. Ketchup? Ketchup is for making tomato soup in the lean times.
Interesting that on a day that sees BBQ bantered about, someone has surfaced that speaks (blogs?) in the first person. Reminds 3trees of…times gone by.
Really beautiful day in Atlanta. Get outside!
sure, he doesn’t HAVE to retire, and lord knows a pro like Glavine’s not going out any other way than in style- which is how a future hall of famer should go out – but either way, he will be gone and rakin’ in the dough.
March 20th, 20091:34 pm
Lewie, your comments are making you look even more stupid
What are the odds the braves cut him or release him right now? I mean, less than 2 months after giving him 1M?
I think they will keep him to give hanson some more time without the mlb stress and then release glavine if he starts wearing out the BP.
March 20th, 20091:35 pm
Cameron Krazies = Best Fans In America
po' lil' frenchy
tomato soup with ketchup? wow, guess i haven’t been that poor yet, but with the recession, thanks for the idea…
March 20th, 20091:36 pm
lewie, not a terp or a tarhole, just a bitter duke-hater? I think those are all sort of the same thing
Mike Honcho– 1969 from Emory. And you?
Mekons– Coach K is not someone that I would describe as a comedian or someone with a sense of humor. He made it more than clear last year that he supported McCain. About the only thing I like about Carolina is that Dean Smith has always been very much a liberal politically. As for myself, when I realized during my freshman year in high school that I did not have the talent to play sports in college and win a scholarship, I dropped competitive sports completely, which means I still have the legs for runningand not crippled knees and hips. I had originally wanted to play football for Bobby Dodd, then the reigning coaching hero in Atlanta, and attended lots of Tech football and basketball, so when I care to care about the colleges, Tech still garners the most support from me.
March 20th, 20091:37 pm
We’re all assuming that Glavine is even capable of pitching. Not an absolute sure thing yet. If he can’t pitch due to the shoulder then he still gets the million but not the incentives.
Glavine will go part of the season. we need him to do at least that.
March 20th, 20091:38 pm
Lewie, that’s typical, then, have no dog in the fight and spew away. then you’re guaranteed not to have anybody spew back…you must watch a lot of Duke for somebody who doesn’t care and is not impressed. We’ll take that as a compliment.
Man, i’m getting riled up when i should be watching this game! Derek Lowe just struck out to strand Heyward and Ross, who walked.
Just saying I like it how it looks, all those guys standing in front of the dugout, Random, not saying the Braves need to mandate it tomorrow. K?
All these hoopsters are just playing for the honor of getting destroyed by the Huskies anyway.
You do realize that there are a lot of people on these teams who are not Americans. If they stand for the Anthem it is out of respect to you the fans or there team. Not for the respect of their country. I cant imagine my English boss at work making me sing god save the queen everyday.
March 20th, 20091:39 pm
I predict Glavine will retire sometime during this season!
Bottom Half 2nd
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Matt Diaz grounds out, third baseman Emilio Bonifacio to first baseman Jorge Cantu.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Martin Prado grounds out, shortstop Andy Gonzalez to first baseman Jorge Cantu.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Jason Heyward singles on a ground ball to center fielder Alejandro De Aza.
B:4 S:0 O:2 – David Ross walks. Jason Heyward to 2nd.
B:0 S:3 O:3 – Derek Lowe called out on strikes.
Val, I heard Glavine in an interview about 2 weeks ago say he had never expected to want to play this year (thought last year would be his last), but changed his mind… and that if he’s still effective he might try to pitch next year, if he was wanted. I don’t think he expects to, but he was quite clear that he wasn’t ready to rule it out.
As to the money, I think he got $1 mil guaranteed, then $1 mil for the first day he’s on the 25-man roster, and another $1.25 mil at 30 days on the roster, and again at 60 days.
I really doubt the money is a huge factor; the guy’s made almost $130 mil and I doubt he’s spent it all on golf clubs. I would guess that if he’s not effective, he’ll be disabled with some mysterious arm pain, and then decide to retire rather than rehab again.
March 20th, 20091:40 pm
The one good thing about Carlos Delgado– he stayed in the dugout for the anthem because he supports Puerto Rican independence and opposed the Iraq War– despite being booed for it by Mets fans.
Getting destroyed by the Huskies? Did you see what the Panthers did against your squad this year?
March 20th, 20091:42 pm
My dog has a tough challenge as they face North Carolina next. Well, you never know
Rodney, I do think Coach K has a sense of humor and a great one. We just see less and less of it as he’s gotten more and more well known. I guess he got burned at some point and decided not to share that side of himself that often in his interviews, which is a shame, because he is a funny guy.
Lowe gave up a bunt for a base hit to Bonifacio, then got Baker to ground into a double play. that’s five outs via groundball after the flyballs to start the game, and the ole first inning blemish. oh, make that six. Groundball to short by Hermida.
I also think Glavine will retire during the season because his shoulder wont hold up, or at least it will be the excuse.
carroll said: ”Marlins skipper Gonzalez has a rule that all his players be out in front of the dugout during the national anthem. …guess you kinda wish guys would do it on their own.”
you said: “Yeah, let’s militarize the whole dam civil society.”
and i have to say…what an idiotic thing to say. i have no patience for that crap, random. good for freddie.
March 20th, 20091:44 pm
GeauxBraves… I will be pulling hard for the Bayou Bengals.
Eastbound and Down is a good show. Mainly because I, Kenny Powers star in the show.
Kenny Powers hates Duke because Duke gets all the calls.
Now get off your tails and go out and get the box set. Kenny Powers is a little hung over from St Patricks day and plus I need the money.
You ever interview coach K?
March 20th, 20091:45 pm
I was 2004, did you do the frat thing while at Emory?
Regardless of politics both Dean Smith and Coach K have molded some great young men, (although I’m pretty sure that a Dean Smith clone had taken over the team during the Jeff McCinnis, Vince Carter, Rashid and Stackhouse years in the 90s—those were classless teams).
I was recruited by Coach Hewitt when he was at Siena. He was a class act and I wish he had more success at Tech. It’s amazing to me that people like Bob Huggins still can find work…
by the way, DAP, i was just corrected by a Marlins writer that it’s a Marlins rule that existed before Fredi. but he enforces it.
base hit to center for Josh Anderson….followed by a double play ball off the bat of Infante
Please get your facts right. The reason why Delgado did not stand for the national anthem was to protest the U.S. army training in Vieques. The Puerto Rican people can vote whether they want to become an independent country or stay a commonwealth of the United States. The last vote was close but the refrendum did not pass.
Duke = the poor mans UNC
March 20th, 20091:46 pm
Random you are a moron. Its militarizing the whole society its called showing respect to a country!
Mark in Indy
March 20th, 20091:47 pm
I caught Coach K on XM Radio a few times (I seem to recall he use to have his own hour-long show once a week?) and always thought he had a really good, really dry since of humor.
Kenny Powers…im going to use UNC as an example. Tyler Hansbrough get the most calls out of any player. He flops and his body flails all the over place with slightest of contact.
I hardly believe Duke gets all the calls.
Carroll thanks for the Updates.
March 20th, 20091:49 pm
How can you respect a guy that would yell FU to Dean Smith? I mean talk about classless.
March 20th, 20091:50 pm
Bottom Half 3rd
B:0 S:0 O:0 – Josh Anderson singles on a line drive to center fielder Alejandro De Aza.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Omar Infante grounds into double play, second baseman Chris Coghlan to shortstop Andy Gonzalez to first baseman Jorge Cantu. Josh Anderson out at 2nd.
B:0 S:0 O:3 – Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Cody Ross.
CSG, don’t you mean the rich man’s UNC? After all, Duke won the median salary NCAA bracket :-p
Carroll, How does Andrew Miller look?
Bravely going forward
March 20th, 20091:51 pm
how’s lowe doing in the third?
I would go with Josh Anderson in CF for the following reasons:
- Anderson has almost 3,000 minor league ABs with a career .294 AVG and a .344 OBP.
- He has played 2 full seasons at the AA level and 2 full seasons at the AAA level.
- At every minor league level he has shown the ability to make adjustments and improve.
- He has been impressive during his 2 ML call-ups (very limited time of course)
- He is not only fast; he’s a good base stealer with a stolen base success ratio over 80%.
In my opinion, Anderson has paid his dues and earned a shot at being the everyday CFer. Everyone thinks Jordan Schafer is the real deal (And I hope they are right), but he has only played half a season above A ball. They are several aspects of Jordan’s game that need improvement (like making contact) and it is better to iron those out in the minors than in the majors. If you do not believe me, just ask Jeff Francoeur.
March 20th, 20091:53 pm
I had exactly the same thoughts…
OH THE HUMANITY!!
The fact that Anderson has to repeat AA and AAA goes to show that he is nowhere near Schafer’s caliber. Schafer trumps him offensively and defensively and so far has utilized his speed better in Spring Training. Schafer is simply the better all around option. Anderson would be a fine 4th outfielder, but we don’t have room on our bench for Josh.
good one, csg.
that’s two more hits off Lowe this inning, and a nice diving stab by Escobar. Runners second and third with two out.
Only interviewed K in a press conference setting, never one-on-one.
March 20th, 20091:54 pm
Speaking of anthems, I’ve always liked how EU teams put them arms around each other and sing the anthem together. That shows pride.
March 20th, 20091:55 pm
Carroll, what’s wrong with D-Lowe today?
March 20th, 20091:56 pm
Schafer’s ready for the bigs!!
March 20th, 20091:57 pm
Mike Honcho– I did not do the frat thing at Emory. Again, there was an early experience as I was elected President of my fraternity pledge class right after beginning freshman year, only to quit the fraternity within a couple of months. Then, during my year as Editor of the campus newspaper, The Emory Wheel, we were widely attacked for supposedly anti-fraternity positions in our editorial and news coverage. And interesting to hear you attended Emory with its outstanding basketball traditions after being recruited by Hewitt.
Billy Walsh– Thanks for your clarifying the precise details regarding Delgado. However, I expect that opposition to the bombing and other activity on Vieques pretty directly parallels support for Puerto Rican independence.
Aza just drove a two-out 3-2 pitch to the gap in right center to drive in two runs. It’’s 4-0 Marlins and Miller is looking good.
Oh Carroll, say it ain’t so…
You’re a dookie???
Where does DOB stand on this?
Dave's Leather Jacket
March 20th, 20091:58 pm
oh, pero no es un quality start para d-lowe. no me gusta.
Gorkys, just location I think and not closing out guys with two outs, and in a lot of cases two strikes.
March 20th, 20091:59 pm
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Jorge Cantu lines out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Cody Ross singles on a line drive to right fielder Jason Heyward.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Chris Coghlan lines out to right fielder Jason Heyward.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Andy Gonzalez doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jason Heyward. Cody Ross to 3rd.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Alejandro De Aza triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jason Heyward. Cody Ross scores. Andy Gonzalez scores.
B:0 S:0 O:3 – Andrew Miller pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.
bravesologist The fact that Anderson has to repeat AA and AAA goes to show that he is nowhere near Schafer’s caliber.,/i>
im not sure what youre talking about. anderson did not repeat anything, as far as i can tell. http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/A/Josh-Anderson.shtml these include his minor league stats, and it looks like the progressed straight through the minors to me.
Norton just gave a ball a ride to the track in deep center….hey, i’m here to inform
March 20th, 20092:00 pm
oh, gracias senora Rogers!
ATX, DOB stands on my side. That’s cause on the other side of Duke is Roy Williams. And he has a few reasons to be upset with him, if you get me.
March 20th, 20092:01 pm
dobs is watching north dakota state who beat kansas 2day
Kenny Powers agrees with Brandon about Hansbrough but still sticks by his original statement about Duke.
Why do you guys think D-Lowe is struggling with his location today? Just the normal ebb and flow of the mind and spirit?
March 20th, 20092:02 pm
Diaz just tripled off the right field wall and I swear it didn’t look like it’d make it, it just kept carrying…..Prado got him in on a groundout to first. 4-1 Marlins
DAP, the link you posted shows Anderson had 2 years in AA & then two years in AAA with late season call ups.
So yes he did repeat AA & AAA.
March 20th, 20092:03 pm
My ribs & t-bone(s) are currently soaking up the best rub in the business!
Ah, well, that is fair.
Still makes me a little sad though.
March 20th, 20092:04 pm
Kenny Rogers at least we can agree on one thing.
March 20th, 20092:05 pm
i meant to type Kenny Powers, not Rogers
oh, jeff, sounds good. is this in response to my questions about barbeque earlier? do you have any other good recipes?
i just realized i’m really freakin hungry. guess that explains a lot.
March 20th, 20092:06 pm
Bottom Half 4th
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Greg Norton flies out to center fielder Alejandro De Aza.
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Matt Diaz triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Cody Ross.
B:0 S:0 O:2 – Martin Prado grounds out to first baseman Jorge Cantu. Matt Diaz scores.
B:0 S:0 O:3 – Jason Heyward lines out to left fielder Jeremy Hermida.
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