1:46 pm April 19, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 20th, 20091:20 pm
No, that wasn’t me on Bowman’s blog talking about Schafer’s OBP. And +/- stats aren’t useless at 140 defensive innings played. That’s a sufficient sample size for a position that fields a lot of plays (2B). Plus, just watching Prado play (and I watched him play a ton in Rome. Hell, I met the guy at one of my friend’s houses when he was in Rome), there’s PLENTY of reason to believe he’s a far inferior fielder to Kelly Johnson. Not to say Kelly Johnson is a good fielder, he’s slightly above average at best, but Prado is MISERABLE in the field.
April 20th, 20091:21 pm
And yet (Possibly Johnson excluded), Kotchman is a far superior defensive 1B than any of those mentioned.
GSU-Lee, he doesn’t get on base. Who isn’t a kid in the low minors? Aren’t they all kids? Don’t we have to evaluate them based on their performance? He has shown great raw power, but he has trouble getting on base. That’s all I’m sayin.
April 20th, 20091:22 pm
Frank from KS, we are like 6% into the season and you are talking about making a run late? Ummm, am I missing something here or did we just totally get to the end of the season and we are worried about making a late run at the Marlins? Last I checked we have 150 games left in the season, we could possibly catch the Marlins by this weekend. Why you are saying stay with them and make a late run like its the end of the season makes absolutely no sense.
April 20th, 20091:23 pm
I think ultimately Kotchman will be a poor man’s Freeman. Freeman should hit for high average with decent power and if he does well he could rake in the RBIs. I personally think Kotchman has the tools offensivley to be a really good player. I don’t like his approach as much though. It’s like he is always trying to take a ball up the middle for a single. I would love to see him turn on the inside pitches more often.
And Howard, Delgado…those are special players. Most teams don’t get players like that. But I am fine with Kotchman over Johnson or Cantu even.
If you want to look at some positions where the NL East really thrives, look at shortstop (Rollins, Reyes, Escobar, Ramirez, Guzman) and even second base (Uggla, Utley, Johnson, Castillo) and third base (Larry Wayne, Zimmerman, Writght)
April 20th, 20091:24 pm
And if we looked at minor league records, you would have sent Hanley Ramirez back on the boat and B-Mac back to the minors…
Why should I care what a guy hit in Double-A after riding on a bus for 6 hours when he comes up and hits .300 against big league pitching?
Just the same as Placido Polanco and Mark DeRosa and the players they became…thats what Prado will be…
Some people can just evaluate talent well and others can not…I would say that 228 AB’s after a broken thumb gives me enough reason to believe the kid can rake.
April 20th, 20091:25 pm
Fair enough. I am just saying it is easy to make it sound like he won’t get better. I like him to be a big leaguer one day. Probably not here, but somewhere.
April 20th, 20091:26 pm
Wow !! The good ol’ blog seems to be kept running by trolls and the savvy (!!) bloggers feeding the obvious trolls !!
Kotchman is a good hitter but needs someone to drive in. (Because he sure isn’t going to score from second on a single!)
Also, I agree with Lew — Kotchman is an excellent defensive first baseman.
CF is gonna be outstanding in the next year too w/ Schafer, Maybin, Victorino, Beltran, Milledge/Dukes…Its funny to look at that and see that Beltran is so much older than all the other guys as the veteran player…
A lot of young talent there otherwise..
April 20th, 20091:27 pm
DOB: thanks for the GA response last night. I can’t believe he hasn’t been told already, “DOB ok, T Moore not so much.” Every player even contemplating a chance at the HOF after their careers should not ignore our Blogmeister. (wink, wink…)
April 20th, 20091:28 pm
Efrim, aside from the fact he is a better natural 2nd baseman defensively and a better hitter, you’re right. Nothing.
Did you seriously just compare Martin Prado to Placido Polanco?
Yes, I can agree that Kotchman is superior defensively to those players…Johnson is pretty good himself, but I think his injuries have caught up to him just a bit.
April 20th, 20091:32 pm
Kelly Johnson is a natural SS. Natural SS’s are usually just as good or better at playing 2B than natural 2B. In this case, that is certainly true. And Martin Prado is a better average hitter, but Kelly Johnson gets on base more (most important offensive metric) and hits for more power (what the Braves lack on paper).
Rock on, provide me a large sample size of stats to back up what you just said and I will go home quietly. But since I know you can’t, just keep Rockin on….
April 20th, 20091:33 pm
Yes I did and if you want to look at the numbers, Prado’s year last year w/ the 228 AB’s was actually BETTER than Polanco’s 220 AB year in 1999 in which he was at about the same ML service time as Martin.
Polanco – .277/.321/.359
Prado – .320/.377/.461
Polanco started to hit his stride the next 2 years in St. Louis before they traded him to Philly…I’d rather that not happen to Martin.
Ever since last year Prado has been exceeding expectations, they need to find a way to get him into the lineup more consistently.
April 20th, 20091:34 pm
Howdy from Washington, where yes it’s soggy and gray. Not sure about chances for game but we’re here to cover it in case they decide to play! New blog up here in the next little while.
After all, Nitram Odarp has been pretty good for this team off the bench.
April 20th, 20091:35 pm
April 20th, 20091:36 pm
McFann, you had 2 rally turtles, yesterday, and the Braves won, 11-1. I see you now have only one. Are you going with the dual turtles, again, for the game?
April 20th, 20091:37 pm
Because in your world a .340 OBP is better than .421 and a .244 Avg is better than .353…
Good call on that one though
April 20th, 20091:38 pm
Don’t complain when I bring you what you wanted…just simply state you were wrong and move on
April 20th, 20091:39 pm
Ephedrine, Let me rephrase that, that was me on Bowman’s blog talking about a .327 OBP. However, I was not talking about Jordan Schafer. I was talking about Garret Anderson. I’m told his actual OBP was .325. I guess I misremembered. So let me be clear, I never said Schafer had a .327 OBP last year. I said Garret Anderson did. Which was wrong, but forgivably wrong. And I just made up a word.
April 20th, 20091:40 pm
TOMMY HANSON SUCKS HE CANT EVEN GET PAST THE 5TH INNING UNDER 90 PITCHES!
P-Town Brave. What the HELL are you talking about on your 1:37? Add context, please.
April 20th, 20091:43 pm
PWH, sorry then–someone has been using your name. But I still don’t think Prado can fairly be called miserable in the field in comparison to Kelly. I think they are about a wash, given Kelly’s struggles with backhand plays and his propensity for silly mistakes. Neither is that attractive, but the 2B position does mitigate your concerns with Prado’s arm.
Anyway, I have come around Prado a good deal, but the simple truth is that KJ is still the superior option at 2B. P-Town, first, Kelly isn’t hitting .220. He is hitting .240, and he is two hits away from hitting .280. Quoting BA at this point in the year is just asinine.
Second, Prado can hit for average, and he is a great asset off the bench. He also appears to be far more consistent than Kelly. With that being said, you can’t tear KJ apart for his down periods, and then completely write off his hot periods. During his hot periods he is capable of lifting the entire team. Also, even during Kelly’s cold periods, he manages to maintain a good OBP.
Third, this team (despite its performance in the first week) lacks a big power threat. Kelly produces far more power than Prado, period. Because of that, I believe he is far more valuable a player for this lineup. Prado is capable of being a very good player, and he is fantastic to have on the bench. But Kelly represents a better option for this team.
April 20th, 20091:44 pm
You said Kelly gets on base more often…I was just proving that its not true…
In all honesty, I could care less if Kelly is in the lineup…I just don’t want him playing 2b or batting leadoff…
Especially when its been proven over the 2nd half of the last two seasons that he hits better in thr 6/7 slots in the lineup…The more pitches Kelly takes the worse he looks. He needs to be down in the order.
And to answer a comment posed earlier…I myself wanted to keep Josh Anderson and eliminate Greg Norton because we already have Diaz, Prado, and Infante who can play 1b…that said, its looking like I was accurate so far as Norton has really REALLY looked bad.
April 20th, 20091:48 pm
I’d rather that not happen to Martin.
I think you’re pretty safe on that score. The “hitting his stride” part, anyway.
Martin is a fine player who has excelled in a limited role, a role in which his lack of secondary skills doesn’t impact as much on his ability to contribute. Thinking such a player can perform at a high level over 600 appearances is pretty hopeful.
Bobby’s Cox and I (and others) have ground over this ground a lot. I don’t hold Bobby’s opinion against him, LOL, because he’s made a lot of good posts in this forum. But, for the most part, I use the Prado-instead-of-Johnson argument as a signpost of bloggers whom I can ignore in the future.
April 20th, 20091:49 pm
How did you prove that’s not true? Kelly had a career minor league OBP of 366 and Prado had a career minor league OBP of 353. And Prado’s .366 major league OBP can be attributed to his high average and not his ability to draw a walk (the average is going to come down), plus he’s had a hair over half a season’s worth of major league at-bats. I think you quoted stats from this year only, which is lunacy considering the extremely small sample size.
While your points are extremely valid and I don’t want to discount them, the main reason of my concern here is Kelly batting leadoff. You called it for what it is. Kelly is a very streaky hitter. I just do not want my leadoff hitter being like that as he needs to be a consistent presence. Kelly’s power is great, but power is more of a necessity through the middle of the order rather than in the leadoff slot. Not everyone can be Ricky Henderson (or should) and I’d much rather have someone who gets on and hits more consistently than a guy who can go through up and down and up and down all season long. Kelly would be a good 5-7 hitter, but he’s just not what we need at the top of the order.
I understand the want for power because we all want it, I just would rather it be from the players in the middle of the lineup, which if he wants to be a power hitter, thats where he should be hitting.
April 20th, 20091:51 pm
And Norton’s value is that of a pinch-hitter in a high-leverage situations. You DO NOT want Josh Anderson pinch-hitting in high-leverage situations. Mainly because with the bat, he sucks.
Yea Paul, we should trade him…
April 20th, 20091:52 pm
P-Town, fine, but two points:
1) Kelly will probably only lead off ONCE during a game
2) He probably won’t lead off after May or June, once Schafer gets the bump
ncscoots, great post at 1:48.
Actually no PWH, I also quoted from last season…either way, it proves Prado can hit…I just would like to see him get his opportunity, he has earned it….especially when you look at him being able to spell Johnson and Kotchman at any given time, and at times Chipper…and other than Chipper (when healthy) we don’t fall off when inserting him into the lineup.
April 20th, 20091:55 pm
I really hope your #2 is correct….unfortunately I don’t buy the #1—did you get that one from Joe Buck? He seems to harp on that all the time…besides, even if he only does get 1 leadoff AB the whole game, he still gets the most PA and I just don’t like that.
My goal to keep JA wasn’t for him to be a PH in the ends of games, it was more bc of his speed threat. Look at TB last year w/ Perez…he won them a LCS game because of his speed and the guy barely played in the field.
April 20th, 20091:58 pm
Efrim, You don’t have to go home quietly. I will let you stay. You may want to take a look at the below numbers for Prado and KJ through their entire MLB careers through 2008. Of course to date Prado has upped the advantage in 2009. The fielding percentages for KJ favor him .980 to .967 in 2008. Regardless these numbers do not take into account the number of balls and DP’s Prado can get to over KJ by most estimations. Obviously not playing continuously at one position favors the incumbent at that position.
Regardless, I will take Prado today starting a team and let you have Kelly if given them as the choices. Stats are below for your viewing pleasure as you requested.
AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kelly Johnson (4 MLB Seasons) – .272 .355 .443 .798
Martin Prado (4 MLB Seasons) – .307 .363 .430 .793
April 20th, 20091:59 pm
To chime in on this subject (for the third time – hopefully THIS ONE actually posts), I’m not in the “Prado should replace KJ” boat.
I’m in the Prado’s bat should replace Diaz & Garret, with KJ taking over at THEIR defensive position.
I’m all for BOTH Prado and KJ being in the lineup at the same time.
As I tried to post (twice) yesterday, Diaz has NOT been the same hitter as he was before the injury. Prado has less HR capability than Diaz, but hits more doubles and triples (thus their OPS being damn near identical).
As for Garret? If healthy, he’d be a fine option in LF. But he’s not. And he’s old. And he’s not getting younger. And all we have invested in him is 2million bucks. Time to move on. If he contributes at some point, great. But RIGHT NOW, this team would be that much better to currently have BOTH Prado and KJ’s bat in the lineup.
April 20th, 20092:01 pm
Rock On, KJ has 4X as many AB’s as Prado. Prado’s due for regression. We’ve seen the real KJ.
Them boys keep talking this drivel ’bout Prado & KJ. Cann’t stand it no more. Believe KJ’s gonna start most games, with occasional off days for Prado to get some ABs. Ol’ Bobby’s made his mind up.
Shut yer pie holes or I’m gonna suck on both barrels and pull.
Norton, of course, can add runs in late-game high-leverage situations, while a zippy-watch-him-go-aint-he-fast guy such as Anderson can only add bases, and then only with attendant risk. With the clock winding down, do you want a shooter or a passer to have the rock in his hands? Give me Norton on the bench anytime.
Dang! 80% chance of rain in D.C. tonight.
Never fails after a Braves win….either a day off or rain. Big “mo” killers.
April 20th, 20092:02 pm
Hate to burst your bubble, but believe it or not, I have been in an earthquake, a 4.6 on the Richter Scale, on April 29, 2003. It was actually in Ft. Payne, Alabama, but we could feel it here in Gwinnett. It was around 5 o’clock in the morning…the strangest thing…but obviously nothing compared to your Cali-quakes.
Random Are they trying to make the Heap feel even worse? They’re really rubbing it in, aren’t they?
Seriously. And I get it–“rub it in”…hardy har har…
Yeah, maybe he should watch a tearjerker–add The Fighting Sullivens to that list…
Thanks! Yeah, those eyeballs were very strangely funny…some ironic foreshadowing, too. The blue eye won, and everything.
We were at the Friday game…maybe when your dad went, they did something else.
I really hope everything goes well with BMac’s eye appointment, too. Wonder what time he’s going…
Hmm…yeah, Maybe Rally cann get his friend to come back at game time. Good turtle weather out there, anyway.
April 20th, 20092:03 pm
No! No! Please, no rain in DC tonight!
Dagnabbit, I wanna watch some baseball!!
April 20th, 20092:04 pm
A 4.6 is not an earthquake:) It’s a gentle massage;)
Actually- I am deathly afraid of any earthquake, even the little ones
April 20th, 20092:06 pm
Dag nab it. By! POW!
“1) Kelly will probably only lead off ONCE during a game” Epinephrine
I chuckle everytime I see somebody say this, especially about a leadoff hitter in the NL. Let’s examine as to WHY I think this if funny.
According to baseball-reference.com, KJ has been the “leadoff hitter” in 9 games this year. Yet, in those 9 games, he has lead off an inning, 17 times.
In the AL, that statement might hold water a bit. But in the NL, where pitchers pitch around the 8th place hitters (and even sometimes BOTH the 7th and 8th place hitters) to get to the pitcher, that pitcher often makes the final out of an inning.
That statement is nothing more than another piece of hogwash that’s been spewed out of Bobby’s mouth WAAAAAY too much, when downplaying the role of a leadoff hitter.
The odds are much more likely that in the NL, a leadoff hitter is going to lead off an inning (including setting the tone for the entire game in the 1st inning), more like twice a game. Not once.
April 20th, 20092:07 pm
N8…..could everyone else be wrong and we are right? Perhaps we have been the major denizen posts on the KJ/Prado scenario. Simply put just like we did 6 months ago (bare with us ncscoots) this team would benefit from Prado at 2nd and KJ in left both offensively and defensively. Just sayin….again!
The odds are much more likely that in the NL, a leadoff hitter is going to lead off an inning (including setting the tone for the entire game in the 1st inning), more like twice a game, not once.
April 20th, 20092:09 pm
Slingblade exits this mortal coil, and, by way of honorarium, I will speak no more of the matter which caused his demise.
April 20th, 20092:11 pm
Jeez. Whaddya know? Another post “eaten” by the blog. It’s like Russian Roulette. Maybe I should just double post everthing, and up my odds?
I’m sure this one will post. Seems to always work that way.
April 20th, 20092:14 pm
PWH….granted the AB’s but this was just to appease Efrimm. However, take into account all minor league games and major league games and “the real” Prado may just surprise you. A lot. Nothing there to forecast a regression only optimism if he ever got the chance to play at 2nd full-time as opposed to a myriad of infield jobs with spot duty.
Great to have Carroll up here. Mentioned DOB earlier but forgot the boyfriend factor.
April 20th, 20092:15 pm
McFann =Ô=, when I first saw your dual turtles, without legs, I thought that the new Geico Ins. character, had invaded the blog, until I noticed that there was no pile of money under them. BTW, watch the language, please (Dagnabbit). There may be kids reading (WILLSTER, MariettaDerek, SOS, Lou Vales etc.)
Chances/odds of playing tonight?
NCSCOOTS/SLINGBLADE….ok we get it
April 20th, 20092:16 pm
Rock On……., I’m not sure who’s right or who’s wrong. But I know that Bobby is notorious for waiting too long to make change.
Like when Willie Harris was batting 8th and TEARING IT UP. People were begging for him to be put in the leadoff spot. Then (after he had already started to cool down for a couple of weeks), Bobby puts him in the leadoff spot.
How long did he let Andruw kill rallies in the clean-up spot? I know BA doesn’t want to hear (read this), but same goes for the self proclaimed “notorious” slow starter, Mark Teixeira last year. Dude had ZERO business being in the cleanup spot after a week or two last year, until he heated up.
Or perhaps it was bringing in Mike Remlinger (who one season was HORRIBLE against lefties), to face a lefty.
Sometimes, a manager just has to go by his gut, rather than the damn book. Bobby refuses to do that. EVER. Too stubborn, I guess.
sun is peaking through in Richmond….nice
April 20th, 20092:17 pm
Did someone explain what the “Eye Race” was yet?
April 20th, 20092:21 pm
BoSox always play early game on Patriots’ Day in Boston. Just about as much a tradition as the Boston Marathon which is run at same time on Patriots’Day.
April 20th, 20092:23 pm
Thought you might think that was wimpy! It did sorta feel like a massage…
It was funny, too, because Daddy gets up around that time to go to work, and his dresser-thingy was rattling, and Mommy was wonder what the heck he was doing! Then when he went downstairs, he said the TV was making a funny noise, and then Petey started having a night-fright. I woke up and my bed was vibrating and I heard Petey downstairs, so went to help calm him down.
A couple hours later, Daddy called Mommy from work and told her we had had an earthquake. So that solved everything!
They are frightening–the big ones, anyway. Of course, I’m more afraid of tornadoes than quakes because quakes are so rare around here.
I’m even scared of that word–tornado. “Twister” is a scarier word, though–I mean the kind that come from the clouds, not the game. And that sound that comes on the radio or TV when a thunderstorm or tornado warning is issued–that makes my skin crawl! Even when it’s only, “this is a test of the Emergency Alert System”…I just cannot stand that sound!
Frank from KS
April 20th, 20092:24 pm
Original Jon re: your 1:22 pm
Okay, maybe I’m like a lot of here….I’m frustrated with the losing here recently…and maybe that got into my thinking…I don’t know.
I do think the Marlins are very good (I mean, 11-1 is pretty damn good, if ya ask me..whatever team you are). The Braves aren’t going to go 150-0 in the next 150 games. The Marlins might just very well keep playing this well over the long haul…which in turn means….the Braves are SOL if they don’t get their s$%# together.
April 20th, 20092:26 pm
“Chances/odds of playing tonight?” (MFin04)
According to AccuWeather, mostly cloudy this evening with a chance of a T-storm.
According to Weather Underground, 60% chance of light showers this evening.
The eye race was just some race between 3 different color eyeball mascots. It was to advertise some eye product.
April 20th, 20092:28 pm
LOL! “That’s the money you could be saving with Geico!” That thing is odd.
Sorry about the language…I forgot about those children…
It was an add for a local eye doctor’s office. I don’t remember the name of the place, though.
And I didn’t ask for my entire 2:23 post to be in italics.
April 20th, 20092:29 pm
Lots of answers for me thanks! Here is my other question…the Red Sox game is showing each players average and on base %…what is a good OBP? Obviously a .300 average is good/great…but what about on base %?
April 20th, 20092:31 pm
“1) Kelly will probably only lead off ONCE during a game” Epinephrine</strong
This statement is wrong on so many levels. It’s nothing more than one of Bobby’s silly quotes becoming “alleged” reality to the people who take his word as gospel.
(for the record, if this post – or something similar eventually shows up – I appologize – this is the 3rd try to get this point across)
So far this year, according to baseball-reference.com, KJ has been the leadoff hitter in 9 games. In those 9 games, he has lead off an inning 17 times.
If that statement was made about an AL leadoff hitter, it might be more true, but in the NL, pitchers often end up being the 3rd out in an inning, due to the opposing pitchers pitching around the 8th place (and sometimes BOTH the 7th place and 8th place) hitter.
Every time Bobby makes this statement, I just laugh. I wonder how confused people would be if Bobby said the sky was green and purple, with black clouds?
OK. This post really isn’t that important, in the grand scheme of things. But this is the 4th time I’ve tried to relay this thought
Sure I’m hoping I don’t ever have a heart attack while blogging. Not sure anybody would get the message.
April 20th, 20092:32 pm
April 20th, 20092:34 pm
Rock on, I guess we could ignore the plate appearances. I mean, why should we care about sample size.
N8 (the guy ready to take this blog format and shove it up somebody's backside)
April 20th, 20092:35 pm
This new format sucks. At least on the old, slow blog, you knew your posts would eventually show up. But this royally sucks when you are trying to have a conversation/discussion/argument with somebody, and half of your posts don’t show, while you’re wondering if the same is happening on their end.
Yet, seemingly, every frickin’ word that WILLISTER (or whateverTF it’s name is) show up every 3 seconds.
April 20th, 20092:36 pm
Mfin04, 400 is considered the gold standard of OBP and only 7% of players attain a career 400+ OBP. Similarly, 500 is considered the gold standard for SLG%. I think something like 15% of players end their careers with 500+ SLG%.
April 20th, 20092:37 pm
I’m out for a while. I hardly have time to post, the way it is. Much less look up stats, type them up, only to have them not show up.
DOB or Carroll, get somebody from the tech department to fix this pile of schnit.
April 20th, 20092:38 pm
Sabermetricians will see a player with a 300+ average, a 400+ OBP, and 500+ SLG % and frequently get sexually excited.
April 20th, 20092:42 pm
I’m with Louie Vales about The Delicate Chipper’s extension. Come on, if the guy was going to give us something close to 162 games, understandable, but he’s much more likely to give us something less than 130 games.
Wren is keeping The Delicate Chipper around for the fans? Well, if he is, he should be fired. His job is to build a winning ball club. The Delicate Chipper bruises a thumb, he’s out; he strains an oblique, he’s out; he stubs a toe, he’s out… Geez, any guarentee that if the Bravos made post-season that The Delicate Chipper would play?
A three-year – what? – $13 milllion dollar contract for an oft-broken down third sacker is a high price.
Where’ the young stud coming up behind The Delicate Chipper?
Bay Area Steve
April 20th, 20092:43 pm
Over/under on when everybody stopped calling their parents Mommy and Daddy?
No offense, McFann, just curious where my own experience fits in.
Efrim. What’s up brother? You watching my Rangers? Saturday’s game was as good as it gets. Nothing like playoff hockey, nothing. I’m nervous about tonight. Ovechkin must be ready to burst out of his cage. I haven’t seen any of your Pens playoff games yet. How are they looking?
April 20th, 20092:45 pm
Anders, they are looking okay. Not as good as last year. Can’t be without Hossa, Malone and Whitney. Rangers are going to win that series. Rangers-Bruins and Pens-Devils for the next round. Should be insane.
April 20th, 20092:46 pm
Where’ the young stud coming up behind The Delicate Chipper? (Jeff R)
I’ll pass on this one, but I want credit for doing so.
Bay Area Steve:
I think females have a little more leeway in the “calling their parents Mommy and Daddy” department.
Maybe not so much the Mommy part, but I know plenty of girls in their twenties who still call their Dad “Daddy”.
April 20th, 20092:48 pm
New blog should be up…
Rock on, am I that transparent?!! Uh oh.
N8, I mentioned your complaint to someone in the ol’ home office. Sorry for your frustration…
April 20th, 20092:50 pm
No offense taken. But Josh H. has a good point…and I’m approaching my twenties.
April 20th, 20092:52 pm
Efrim- I wouldn’t lock The Rangers in yet. If Ovechkin lights the lamp early tonight all hell could break loose. The Rangers are relying on Lundqvist and penalty killing – their two biggest strengths. They can’t win a shoot out.
I also think the Bruins would beat the Rangers pretty easily. They’re really good. The Rangers have to play perfect hockey to win with what they have. Hard to do for 25 games or so.
I’m rooting for your boys to knock the Flyers out. Enough of that towm already. Mike Richards has turned into the modern day Bobby Clarke. Craftily dirty and lets others clean up his mess. Clarke was the master of that.
Run Heap Run
April 20th, 20092:55 pm
I still call my daddy….daddy. Haven’t used Mommy in a while but to each his (or her) own.
April 20th, 20092:56 pm
That has got to be the easiest set of #’s to remember….300/400/500. I’m so smart now…I can now post on here a lot more, lol!
Chop It Up All-star
Anybody know if McCann is playing today? DOB?
April 20th, 20093:01 pm
I have frequently memtioned the “quaintness” of a team with no fans, no money, no stadium and basically a do nothing owner and what they accomplish–I find that as part of being the Ultimate Underdog and that is fun to root for.
As far as this silliness about “Buying A Title”–That’s all any of you talk about is spending more money on players. Are you trying to buy a Title?? Have the Yankees been trying to buy a Title since 2000?/ If it’s so easy to buy a Blanking title then why don’t the Yankees, Red Sox Cubs and Dodgers win every year. You’re right!! They went out to buy a Title like about 20 other teams, BUT they actually won a Title!! Pretty cool. Have the Braves go out and buy a Title, Hell It’s easy. I guess only Big Money teams can try to “buy a title” the other teams must know their place.
Well, go read about Stanton, Morrison, Domingues, West, and the other studs on the way. When they trade Ramirez the haul should be very impressive. Smoltz left, Maddux left, Glavine lePLEASE let’s not try to make this into a love fest between pro ball players and an area. It’s not, as should be very evident in the frequent autograph stories.
April 20th, 20093:13 pm
Since it is raining here in DC how about warming up Carlyle or Bennet or some other schmuck so if the thing gets rained out or delayed we don’t water Lowe? If the game gets going and it looks like it is going to be played given Derrick plenty of time to warm up and bring him in around the third inning. Good chance the schmuckaroo could get through the lineup once. If it is rained out Lowe iks ready to go tomorrow. Outside the BobbycOX but say what the hel@##$. See you Wednesday at the Nat Park
April 20th, 20093:52 pm
Ya know, it’s is kinda awesome to see the Yanks gettin’ hammered. As I said before…..I’d love to see them fall on the %$# with all the money they spent AND going into the new stadium.
That 22-4 score was friggin’ awesome. :>)
April 20th, 20093:58 pm
Well….there went another post into the *Dark-side*
May 1st, 20092:30 am
i think the braves need another good caoach i have a good suggestion please check out jullian russell one of the coaches for the university of hawaii baseball team and former player he knows his stuff..
thanks and again check him out…..
September 27th, 201211:05 am
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