1:10 pm March 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
March 29th, 20098:51 am
TTNM, not trying to defend myself ’cause I don’t think it’s important, but I shoulda’ said a couple too many ’cause I only had two, but I’m scheduled for a root canal next week and had some pain meds too so that’s all it took. I used to be a fan of the single malt but mostly quit a year ago. Was at a wedding yesterday evening and just went with the flow.
Easy like Sunday Morning
March 29th, 20098:52 am
Do you monitor the blogs, looking to condemn other bloggers for what you have determined sinful? Keep it to yourself. I doubt you are in a position to throw that “first stone.” Keep it about baseball and stop judging others!
Teetotaling TN Man
March 29th, 20099:04 am
“Easy like Sunday Morning”…YOU’RE the one judging. The one ASSuming that my opposition to alcohol has a religious undertone (”sinful”, “first stone”.)
Went to the GWINNETT site and saw where the dimensions of the field match those of TURNER. Thats smart planning. Don’t know if my suggestion was taken to heart or whether the BRAVES had that in the plans from the beginning, but thanks for the acknowledgement here on your blog. Hope the dimensions help ATLANTA get a better line on their prospects. GO BRAVES.
March 29th, 20099:08 am
DOB, good article on the CF situation yesterday. I hope Wren’s able to figure this thing out better than I can. Everybody can see Schaefer deserves the chance to start, but that doesn’t mean the other two are roadkill. Blanco and Anderson have shown they can play at this level, though maybe not as high a level as Jordan. For me it isn’t about the arb thing, it’s about losing Anderson and getting nothing or next to nothing in return. I’m guessing the Braves FO is anguishing over it and hopefully will come up with the best case. Too much talent at one position isn’t a bad problem to have, but it is a problem.
Well not actually, but since you pointed it out, do the two go hand in hand? Inquiring minds want to know.
Tomahawkin' Again (like it's 1991)
March 29th, 20099:17 am
Rainy and overall lousy weather this morning in central Florida. It is suppose to clear out of here in time for 1st pitch in Lakeland this afternoon. Are we ready when the bell rings a week from tonight against the world champs?
March 29th, 20099:25 am
Was at the game. Yankee fan says probably 4th place for this year’s braves. After what I saw he was right.
March 29th, 20099:36 am
turkey, surely you wouldn’t be smart enough to that you’re going by S.T. W/L records, would you? Nah, u sound like something that needs to shot right n the a- and slow cooked!
March 29th, 20099:38 am
For people interested in reading a pretty good writeup regarding the service time issue, here’s an entry from USSMariner a year ago about a couple of their prospects, Jeff Clement and Wladimir Balentien. The timing is a little different from Schafer since those two had been called up in September of the previous year, but nonetheless it discusses the interesting ethics issue behind it as well as some good tidbits on how service time actually works (for those interested). Link Here
You predict an entire season on one exhibition game? Sound decision.
March 29th, 20099:40 am
“Yankee fan says probably 4th place for this year’s braves.” – turkey
Well if the yankee fans think that it must be true. Can we just cancel the season now or will MLB make us play it for giggles?
March 29th, 20099:50 am
Religious or not, keep it to yourself. Wrong place for that!
For what my opinion is worth, I say Schafer to Gwinnett. Carry Anderson as your starter, and display him for a week maybe increasing his trade value. If Schafer is ready, let’s get something for Anderson. As for Blanco, I’m not sure if he’s any more than an advanced utility player. I like him, but I don’t see him grinding through 150-160 games.
But no one ever listens to me anyway!
March 29th, 20099:56 am
Is anyone watching MLB network? Yesterday I happened to catch an hour-long recap of the ‘95 season. From returning after the strike of ‘94 to Atlanta’s pitching domination of Cleveland in the Series. It wasn’t bad which is what I expected. Also watched “30 Clubs in 30 Days”, Braves spring training.
Just wondering if anyone else is tuning in.
March 29th, 200910:40 am
Easy like Sunday Morning, no one ever listens to you because they know that you’re leaving them tomorrow.
March 29th, 200910:41 am
It’s official: Derek Lowe to start both the April 5 season opener at Philly and the home opener April 10. Jurrjens, not Vazquez, is scheduled to start Game 2. Vazquez gets game 3 at Philly on April 8, off day April 9, then Lowe gets the home opener and Kawakami makes his debut April 11 in the second home game, vs. Washington.
Oh, and Garret Anderson is scheduled to DH today and tomorrow. It’s rained this morning but supposed to clear up. Bus was moved back an hour, so we got Bobby at Dark Star before they headed over to Lakeland.
Rob from SC
March 29th, 200910:50 am
DOB let us know who is in CF today when you find out. Hopefully it is Schafer
March 29th, 200910:54 am
I went to exchange tickets yesterday at the Ted and wound up taking the tour of the stadium. In the big open thing behind home plate, I noticed that Bowman had a reserved spot with a name plate. Personally, I would lobby for a MIB/DOB blog name plate with the Braves. If there is one that says The Dean, really, then the MIB/DOB should be represented too.
March 29th, 200910:55 am
Ted Keith with SI has this take on the Reds staff and I can’t say I disagree with him. Cincinnati looks to ride promising young rotation to relevancy
“While Volquez, Harang, Arroyo and Cueto are locked into the rotation, the fifth spot remains up for grabs between Owings, a 26-year-old obtained from the Diamondbacks last August in the Adam Dunn deal who might be a better hitter than he is a pitcher, and Bailey, who has long been considered the top pitching prospect in the organization but went 0-6 in 2008. The likely leader this spring in Owings, who has yet to pitch for the Reds but whose surprisingly powerful bat earned him four ABs last season after the trade.”
March 29th, 200911:01 am
Easy like – I think MLBN is doing some good stuff. I’m watching their 30 Teams deal on the Rays right now. Baseball Prospectus predicting 93 wins and 3rd place in the division for the Rays. What a monster that AL East is. I’d hate to be running the O’s or Jays with zero chance for success for a long time. I really think the Yanks will find a way to screw it up, but they’re absolutely loaded for bear.
March 29th, 200911:03 am
Yesterday on XM Home Plate there was an interview with Wayne Krivsky (I believe), the ex Cincinnati Reds GM. He had an interesting response to this whole Spring Training performance situation.
He said that you didn’t worry or start freaking out when an established player only hits .085 in ST-that they would come along and still hit close to their usual numbers when the season started. Conversely, he said that you didn’t change your plans because a rookie was hitting .400, either-you went along with what your original intentions were before ST.
Y’all-Jordan Schafer has had an excellent ST. No one will dispute this. The kid has impressed all of us with his hitting, his speed and his defense (he impressed me last Spring, too). He has shined considerable bright light on the Braves’ future (along with Hanson, Heyward and Freeman-now do y’all see why Wren refused to traded them for Peavy?). However, he has not had any At Bats above AA ball and won’t hit .385 during the regular season , be it in Atlanta or at AAA.. You lose very little in the way of guaranteed performance by letting him go to Gwinnett for a few weeks or a month. Let him progress naturally.
Yes, yes yes, we all realize Josh Anderson has less upside than Schafer. We all realize that he is constantly reviled for lack of OBP and his tendency to strike out way too much. However, when called to the majors the past couple of years, he has put up some decent numbers, batting .315 with a (better than given credit for) OBP of .361. He is good defensively, can steal bases and has even hit for a touch of power. He has earned a chance-at least for a couple months. The fact that most here have developed an intense love affair with the rookie doesn’t negate this. Even though he hasn’t put up Schafer’s numbers this Spring, he’s still hit almost .300 and has only one extra base hit less than JS has and has a SLG % of .500-not all that bad.
I’m fine with whatever way the decision goes (though I’d hate to just see Josh leave with zero return), but if Anderson is not successful (and I imagine not successful quickly), Schafer will be called up. In the meantime, let him enjoy the new stadium over in Gwinnett. It can’t hurt. He has a Hummer-he can get to Turner Field.
March 29th, 200911:07 am
“I wanna be high……. so high……….. I wanna be free to know the things I do are right….. I wanna be free……. just me”
Anyone here recently bought a USA MADE car……. I was looking at buying a Ford, GM or Chrysler, less than $27K…. recommendations
March 29th, 200911:09 am
Lew – stop being so bloody intelligently logical
Let’s just play the Schafer kid and see how he swims in that big estuary with those nasty MLB sharks, more exciting for us fans
March 29th, 200911:11 am
I hope the starting CF is chosen soon. Schafer would be an excellent sleeper pick for my fantasy team!
March 29th, 200911:20 am
dogsbrekky, they’re offering great deals on USA made right now, some hard to pass up. We mostly drive Hondas (mostly about resale value and dependability). I consider Consumers Report to be my bible when I’m buying a car or any other major purchase, and they are more and more giving a little love to some of the American cars. I’ve always believed the closer to home you spend your money the more of it will come back to you, but I’ve had too many bad American cars and too many good Japanese ones to give up now. We drive ours ’till the wheels come off and aren’t in the market now but I think it’s smart to consider USA made.
March 29th, 200911:31 am
You know on second though, gum would be perfection.
I just read (Chicago Sun Times) the White Sox are looking to go with Dewayne Wise, our old friend and a .254 career OBP (not a typo – .254 OBP) as their leadoff hitter (yikes). Could they be persuaded to give more than a pittance for Josh?
March 29th, 200911:40 am
getcha a used corvette probably get a 2007 for close to that. get the 6 speed.
March 29th, 200911:42 am
get this: Dontrelle placed on DL today for anxiety disorder (did someone say “insurance”….)
March 29th, 200911:44 am
dogsbrekky-The only problem with letting the fans dictate how a ML club does thing is that they would have to set up a gallows or chopping block in the on deck circles so that the fans can rule on in game executions for poor individual At Bats.
AceCometh: I think you’d be wise to take Schafer on your fantasy team. And any others of you would be, too.
All signs point to him getting the CF job. Conversations I’ve had the past two days lead me to believe strongly that’s the way the team’s going, that he’s the guy barring injury or anything else unforseen this week.
March 29th, 200911:45 am
Lew – stop being so bloody intelligently logical
I don’t recall Lew ever being accused of something so absurd!
March 29th, 200911:50 am
Salty-Yeah, I’m usually just accused of drawing stick figures with no talent to back it up.
March 29th, 200911:51 am
Anyone here recently bought a USA MADE car……. I was looking at buying a Ford, GM or Chrysler, less than $27K…. recommendations – dogsbrekky
Honda, Toyota, and some of the other foreign car-manufacturers put their products together in the USA as well.
Josh Anderson’s in CF, batting ninth. Schafer in left field, batting seventh….
Raining again now, tarp back on field here in Lakeland. But supposed to clear up by 1….
1. KJ, 2B
2. Escobar, SS
3. G. Anderson, DH
4. Francoeur, RF
5. Kotchman, 1B
6. Infante, 3B
7. Schafer, LF
8. Ross, C
9. Anderson, CF
March 29th, 200911:53 am
UGA Brave, When did you graduate? It seems that a lot has changed on campus since you’ve been gone…Gilbert is a Romance Languages building and it seems that most people spend long nights in the SLC now…
March 29th, 200911:54 am
Nice post. I want them to go with Schafer, because I’m cursious to see what he can do. And since it’s assumed that he’ll be up at some point this season, it’s not like we’re wasting an “option”.
That being said, you’re probably correct. Nothing wrong with letting Anderson show what he can do, while Schafer gets a few AAA AB’s.
Did you ever get all those files to play/organized on that cd?
My wife and kids just got me an Ipod Touch (32 gig) for my B-day, and I’ve basically spent the last 4 days transferring all of my music on my computer, along with all of my cd’s I own to it. Long and tedious work, to say the least, (had to rename a TON of files on my computer to get thme to sync with eachother properly). But in the end it’s gonna be worth it.
Hard to believe, one could have his entire music collection in his pocket at all times. Technology is frickin’ crazy.
My wife has one of those Amazon Kindles. It’s insane to think that years ago, a husband and wife would have had a room (or two) set aside for all of their books and albums/cd’s/cassettes/8-tracks and now you conceivably keep the whole damn collection in in the palm of your hands.
BravesFan InRockies (IbleedCarolinablue)
I’m guilty of having a bit of a prospect crush on Schafer. But why the crush on Josh Anderson? What’s so special about him? And who says the Braves will simply have to give him away? If he has such significant value that the club would be making a huge mistake by not keeping him on the 25-man, then some other team could use him, too. If he’s so good, the Braves will get something for him in return, even if it’s a prospect who won’t sniff the major leagues for a year or two.
When the Braves had to dump Kevin Millwood because of the Maddux contract, that was a true loss (at the time, anyway). The Phillies did the Braves a favor by offering Estrada in return.
Josh Anderson is not on that level and is imminently replaceable.
dogsbrekky (UNC Rocks)
March 29th, 200911:55 am
fn hale – My late dad worked in Aus, Japan and Germany his whole career for GM (Holden) as did all my friends, uncles, young brother etc etc and I have never owned a USA made car.
I have had Subarus (had one on my farm which did over 300k miles). Also owned a Nazi sleigh, Lotus and for a short time a piece of crap MGB but it is time to support our own people.
I was interested in a Ford Edge or Chrysler Jeep, both are supposed to be okay, yes ??
Dogsbrekky, I bought a new Taurus. Love it. Drives smoothly, gets good gas mileage. Lots of room in the interior and good storage room in the trunk.
March 29th, 200911:57 am
BTW, folks, the Guitar Hero Metallica commercial with Knight, Roy, Pitino and Coach K is a riot.
March 29th, 200911:58 am
What about trading Matt Diaz? He should bring some decent value. Keep the youth and speed of J. Anderson, and with G. Hernandez and J. Heyward coming up in the next few years, the outfield seems to be well stocked after the G. Anderson band-aid is removed.
March 29th, 200912:00 pm
Hal McCray? Um, … you mean Hal McRae. Thank you.
DOB, interesting insight on the Schafer thing. I’ll assume that if they go with Schafer, the WON’T be keeping Anderson as the 4th OF?
Or would they do that? Since Blanco and B. Jones have options. Any idea (or guesses) on possible suitors for Josh in the way of a trade?
I can’t imagine (unless the Braves “show” that they’re intending on keeping him as the 4th OF), that teams are gonna give up too much for Josh, knowing that he’s out of options.
Strange to have all this “depth” in OF and the rotation. To have two guys like Jo-Jo and Hanson going to AAA is crazy. Could have used that depth last year, huh?
Is Bobby/Wrenn REALLY “OK” with those two lefties in the pen to start the year? I’m not sure I am.
March 29th, 200912:03 pm
Oh, for the record, anybody that hasn’t listened to the Christian Bale “rant” recently, do so. In transferring my mp3’s to my Ipod, I realized that I had apparently downloaded the audio clip of him freaking out, and saved it.
Listened to it again yesterday, and laughed just as hard as I did the first time. So I found a photo of him that looks like he’s yelling, and saved it as the album artwork for the file, and put the damn clip on the ipod.
That way whenever I’m about to freak out (which will more than likely happen daily once the season starts), I can just pop that on, and feel OK with how MY day is going.
Call it “Terminator Therapy”, if you will.
anxiety disorder? seriously? Wow. What happened to that guy?
March 29th, 200912:05 pm
Blake Penno: Really not a slight, my man. Someone gave that placard to Bowman as a joke a couple years ago, because when Bill Zack left Morris News Service, Bowman had been on the Braves beat the longest (I think he started on it the year before I got here from Florida).
Anyway … I’d forgotten that thing was still there. I’ll have to give Bowman some shyte about it now. Thanks for the reminder.
N8. What? 4th outfielder? he’d be the 5th. Diaz, G. Anderson, Schafer, Frenchy
March 29th, 200912:08 pm
Sorry. My bad. Forgot about Diaz. You’re correct. It’s too bad that Anderson isn’t RH. Because with that speed and defense, he’d bring more overall game to the table than Diaz. Then Matt could be trade bait.
But then again, how did skip say it? If my aunt Shirley had a mustache, she’d be my….
March 29th, 200912:10 pm
While we’re at it, Hannah Storm’s first name is spelled with an ‘h’ at the end. Just want to be respectful to people by correctly spelling their names. Thank you.
March 29th, 200912:12 pm
Nathan-I can play them on my CD player (and I like most of the stuff-even what I assume to be your band), but my sound card and CD burner have died horrible deaths. I can’t even access Windows Media Player anymore. Only problem is I wish I knew what I was listening to.
March 29th, 200912:14 pm
So if the Braves are thinking about trading for a prospect, who do you think it will be? Maybe some one in the top 100 by BA?
March 29th, 200912:15 pm
I’m feeling more stupid than usual – I just discovered I can access MLB Network – I thought it was on a tier requiring more money.
March 29th, 200912:17 pm
N8, I don’t think Anderson would be kept as fourth outfielder, since you’ve got Diaz already. But I’m not certain of that part.
Braves are content with those lefties, from everything Frank said yesterday. I asked him about it again specifically. Not a need. Simple as that, they don’t see it as a need.
Don’t know that both will make the team, though. O’Flaherty, I’d say, is pretty certain to make it. Don’t know about Logan, who’s got options.
March 29th, 200912:20 pm
I think your suggestion is wishful thinking. To get a prospect of that caliber the Braves would have to give up more than an out-of-options CF or a middle/long relief type of player.
March 29th, 200912:22 pm
haha yeah Salamander that is exactly what that was. But still i can dream cant i?
March 29th, 200912:25 pm
While I am getting the sense that Schafer will be the center fielder, do you think they will have him lead off? That’s an awful lot of pressure to put on the kid, no?
brekky, my wife had a Subaru before we bought the Honda she has now and it was probably the best car we’ve owned, but there are no dealers anywhere close to us and though we don’t need a dealer often, sometimes you do so we decided to change brands. I wanted an MGB since I was a teenager but was never the kind of guy to tinker, and with British cars you better tinker or you’ll have a heap in short order so I didn’t buy one. When gas prices went crazy a couple years back and I needed something to replace my 10 year old Dodge p/u that gets 14 MPH, I bought the Honda 2 seater which gets about 28 and kept the truck because, well, a man in GA needs a p/u. The Honda is a tight fit for a grown man (I know, that’s what she said) but really fun to drive and reliable. Consumer Reports has never had anything but bad stuff to say about Jeeps but I’ll take a look at latest ratings. If it isn’t in the premium content I’ll post a link. I pay for the premium service but wouldn’t be able to send you the link, I don’t think. You can get a lot of free content at consumerreports.org and if they say it, I believe it. They have no agenda and do not accept ads.
18 Wheels of Love
March 29th, 200912:29 pm
Honda Element…most functional car I have ever owned. Might look funny but it sure is fun. And I do to clean it out is open all the doors and get out the yard blower and air it out.
BFIR-It’s not a case of having a “crush” on Josh Anderson-I don’t (though you will notice you mentioned you DID have a crush on Jordan). As I said in the post, I’m good with whatever way it goes. However, all spring long I keep hearing that ST stats are meaningless, yet people still count on them to tell them Schafer will be Joe Stud. All I’m pointing out is that there is a different direction (which is just as logical) they can go and they may do so. You’redealing with a. A prson who HAS a ML track record (yes, it’s small) that has been good and another player who’s never faced ML pitching at all during the regular season. Which record is likely to tell you more and accurately-a small ML sample or a sample from a guy who had barely the same number of AB’s at AA after missing half a season?
Well yeah, why not I suppose… If Frank actually traded Anderson or a (fill in the name) RP for a legit prospect I would dance around my house and make some drinks.
Unless Teetotaling TN Man was around. Then I would have to hide my fun.
March 29th, 200912:35 pm
Has anybody else seen the Gwinnett stadium? Is it just me, or does that thing look nowhere near ready?
Another thing: I think Josh Anderson will clear waivers. One of the only teams who would have a real interest in him would be the White Sox, and the options they have are probably better than Josh.
Frank from KS
March 29th, 200912:37 pm
BravesFan InRockies (IbleedCarolinablue) re: of your 11:57 am post
Yes it is. On Sports Center earlier…Bob Ley did an interview with Lou Holtz, Bobby Knight and Don Shula about today’s athlete compared to athletes 20, 25, 30 years ago, and all of their perfect season’s.
Quite an awesome interview. A lot of respect between the three of them.
Direct TV 663 says Braves v. Tigers at 1 pm. Nice.
March 29th, 200912:38 pm
I thought it was already time to start drinking, regardless of what others think? This is my only day off, so why not crack a few and watch some baseball? Let’s Do It!
Salamander I’ve always felt that if I thought I should hide anything from Anyone, or even Someone or Someone Else, then I shouldn’t be doing it.
March 29th, 200912:39 pm
That new Taurus has ford’s new MyKey system in it. It allows owners to program a key that can limit the vehicle’s top speed and audio volume. MyKey also encourages safety-belt usage, provides earlier low-fuel warnings and can be programmed to sound chimes at 45, 55 and 65 miles per hour. It also won’t allow a user to turn on the radio unless the seat belt is buckled. Perfect if you have a teen driver in the house.
March 29th, 200912:40 pm
MLB network shows to be carrying the game as well. DirecTV 213.
What in the world could be wrong with D-Train? And they’ve diagnosed anxiety disorder with a blood test??? I’m missing something here.
Think maybe the Tigers would want a possible 5th starter?
Yes, I’m sure that’s on the top of Hannah Storm’s to do list.
“Welp, time to check out the ol’ Braves blog! …did someone spell my name wrong?!”
I haven’t blogged in ages. Hope everyone here is well. I’m pretty excited for the upcoming season. I agree with Lew’s 11:03 AM. I don’t think it’s the end of the world if the Braves start the year with Schafer playing CF for Gwinnett. The arbitration clock is a big deal for most teams, but I haven’t really seen the Braves operate that way, so my guess is that they’ll use the player that they think can give them the best chance to win. Two school’s of thought on this. 1. Schafer seems ready, so why waste him in Gwinnett for two months. He seems to be the Braves best option in CF. 2. He has never had a Triple-A plate appearence, so what is the rush? Why not gain back those two months of development that he lost last year?
Either way, I have no problem with whatever decision the Braves make. People shouldn’t be too worried about Schafer’s impending free agency after 2014 if he starts the year in ATL. I mean, come on. Haha. Who knows who is going to be on this team at that time or over the course of a couple years? It’s more the arbiration numbers, but the Braves have never concerned themselves with that.
As far as the Braves season goes, the starting pitching is going to be very good. The offense should be good enough. I am a little worried about the bullpen, but you just never know. They certainly have the talent.
Should be a great season. And it should only get better from here on out. As everyone knows, their system is strong.
Little Tiny Sweet Baby Jesus
March 29th, 200912:42 pm
Thou shalt not drink until after 12:30!
Is this game on CSS or a different channel?
March 29th, 200912:43 pm
Runnin – now I’m no chemist so I can’t explain all the specifics (or any of the specifics) but anxiety disorders, depression, etc. is caused by some sort of chemical/hormonal imbalance, and I guess they detected that through his blood?
Steve from OH
The Time Warner TV guide has the braves on mlbnetwork, fwiw.
Game’s on MLB Network
March 29th, 200912:44 pm
unless you wanna catch some fine Mississippi State softball on FSS. I’m sure that’ll kill in the ratings.
March 29th, 200912:48 pm
Lew, that’s right. You told me that once before, that you could play them, just didn’t know what it all was. I already deleted the folder that I had everything in it that I put on the cd I sent you. Otherwise I’d type up a list of what’s on it and email you that.
If you’d like, you could send it back to me and I’ll do just that. Unless it doesn’t bother you that much. It would bug me. LOL!
DOB, thanks for the response. Woogidy scolded (just kidding), me for forgetting about Diaz, too. But thanks for answering the question.
Not to put you in a situation of going on the record, but if you were a Braves fan, and as a guy down there watching those guys pitch, would YOU be OK with either of those lefties being the only lefties in the pen?
Either way, thanks for the insight on that as well.
Here’s what our rotation for the month of April will most probably look like: (the numbers are the dates on which we have a game)
March 29th, 200912:49 pm
My favorite Sunday afternoon place to be http://www.myspace.com/odomsbar in Century, FL.
spotts re: your 12:40 pm post
I tell ya one thing…..I wouldn’t mind being on the top of her (Hannah Storm) *To Do List*..(Lol).
Man, what a goddess. :>)
March 29th, 200912:50 pm
I’ll be flipping between the Braves and a little MS State softball. Softball is awesome…..GIGGIDY!!
Dish Network sucks. Doesn’t carry the MLB Network. I’m a Spurs fan living in ATL, and have the NBA League Pass package, which is only available through DISH. If it weren’t for that, I’d probably switch to Direct TV.
spotts, I just thought you’d have to have some anxiety attacks, that haven’t been reported on him, before you’d come out and call it an anxiety disorder. Otherwise it’s just a hormonal imbalance, as you say, in the blood.
March 29th, 200912:51 pm
Gonna be a slight delay at start. Tarp’s still on field
DOB — Light hitting speedy OF’ers are a dime a dozen. And teams know that he’s out of options and will most likely have to be put on waivers. So what do the Braves realistically think they can get for J. Anderson? Would he more than likely have to be packaged with someone (perhaps one of the extra arms we have?)
Nathan-It DOES drive me crazy (or crazier, some would claim), especially since there is a whole lot I like on the discs. I probably will send them back to you. What did you think of Cornerstone and the Southern Rock anthology?
March 29th, 200912:55 pm
Also in wondering who we could get for Anderson, remember who we gave up – Villareal
March 29th, 200912:57 pm
spotts, he also had options then. His trade value hasn’t gone up and probably has gone down.
Excuse me, Villarreal. Don’t want to upset Arenberg.
March 29th, 200912:59 pm
And Villarreal was coming off a borderline not so great season too. Maybe we can get Ray “Cheeseburger” King for him.
March 29th, 20091:00 pm
dogsbrekky, all the reviews are in their premium content but if you’ll shoot me an e-mail (email@example.com) I’ll cut and paste some stuff. Basically the Fords were the only American SUV’s they liked at all (what I assume you’re shopping since you asked about the Edge) but they don’t like them much. Their most highly rated was the new Taurus-X which starts around $28K, but I’m guessing in today’s climate you should do much better than that. It rated a 75 on their overall scale which isn’t bad, but gets only 16MPG.
March 29th, 20091:03 pm
Maybe we can get a bag of baseballs, 4 dollars, 2 cups of coffee, a happy meal, a washing machine, 2 novelty beer bottle openers, and Adam Eaton for him. Actually, they can just keep Adam Eaton.
March 29th, 20091:04 pm
Looks like Vaz has a pretty tough Tigers lineup to go against today:
1. Granderson CF
2. Polanco 2B
3. Ordonez RF
4. Cabrera 1B
5. Guillen LF
6. Thames DH
7. Inge 3B
8. Treanor C
9. Santiago SS
March 29th, 20091:06 pm
Game is on Detroit’s channel of Directv. Channel 663. They are saying the game is delayed until 1:50.
Tigers announcers say they’re waiting for another front to come through and hope to start the game around 1:50 or 2:00 pm
March 29th, 20091:07 pm
“Another thing: I think Josh Anderson will clear waivers. One of the only teams who would have a real interest in him would be the White Sox, and the options they have are probably better than Josh” – Jackie Treehorn
He might clear waivers but I doubt it. Do you know who the Sox are looking at? Ozzie seems to think they’ll start the season with Dewayne f’n Wise with the CAREER .254 OBP. They think he’s the best of the 3 guys they’re auditioning and that’s for CF and leadoff. Granted, Ozzie isn’t a genius, but he has to know that is a problem.
85% for Schafer on the AJC poll. You listening Wren???
March 29th, 20091:08 pm
David O’Brien (March 29th, 2009 12:51 pm)…Gonna be a slight delay at start. Tarp’s still on field
Don’t tell me they’re going to have to bail it out.
My $.02 on center-field…
After watching Anderson play CF vs. Washington and hearing the play-by-play on JS over the last few days, I think JS gets the center field job and bats 8th.
Anderson’s defense was very poor, especially throws, vs Washington. I think it may have cost at least one run. JS defense seems to be much, much better. Minors versus Majors, defense cannot be much different.
It does seem that the Braves are giving each CF candidate a full game (JA, JS, GB, JA, JS, GB) to finish out the decision. I think that, if Anderson has a poor defensive day today, he will be out of the running for CF.
I wonder if G. Anderson isn’t ready for opening day along with Glavine, if the Braves don’t carry J. Anderson as the fifth out-fielder to give a chance for a trade or as insurance against JS having a meltdown, while putting GA on the DL.
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