1:12 pm May 3, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
May 3rd, 20094:38 pm
Three more outs and then ya’ll can start the bitching. Coach
Looks like you’ve already got a head start on the douchebagging.
You really must be a child. Wait until I address you huh? That inferiority complex must be hell. Go watch Spongebob while snacking on your Oreos and let the grown-ups follow baseball.
You were given eyes but you cannot see
May 3rd, 20094:39 pm
that this year is going to be EXACTLY the same as last year, except with different players. As long as Bobby Cox is managing the Braves, they will ALWAYS FAIL in EVERY WAY. A Bobby Cox-managed team does not have what it takes to be competent.
Wayne in Utah, do you realize how much delight it brings me to know I make ya mad?
Seriously, I’m tired of you and your self righteous attitude. All you do is complain about complainers. (Which makes you a f’ing hypocrite.) So, why don’t you go spend some time with your kids. (In a good way, unlike your defender talking about ramming my daddy and giving him a customary reach around.)
Oops – meant “feel”
No falling on this team
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
May 3rd, 20094:40 pm
Well, I don’t think I am a cry baby, but I will say one thing; this team has no mojo…or “it” or whatever else you want to call it…We have NO chance if we don’t get a bat. But, even if we do…if the offense has a good day, the pitching doesn’t, if the pitching does, either the offense of defense doesn’t…just isn’t there in my opinion. Luckily, as others have pointed out, every other team in the division has issues as well. Maybe we will get it straightened out, but I am not holding my breath…
May 3rd, 20094:42 pm
good job gonzo to keep it where it is. Keep something started prado
“Al Gore Never Said That”
“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.”
If you know the background, you can see how he didn’t technically claim to invent the internet, but it’s clear his words were chosen to imply that for political gain during the Democratic primaries in 1999-2000.
The exploitation of that comment was made via the RNC ads. Fox News, at the time, was still small potatoes in the Cable News industry.
I find it pretty hypocritical that you attack a poster for pushing a widely held stereotype about Gore by making a widely held stereotype about Fox News.
Wayne in Utah
Almost everyone else
As you may have noticed, by appearance on the blog is much less frequent these days, as is that of many of the old guard. I think many are feeling the same way that I feel, that the blog is overrun by a bunch of “Negative Nellies” who are so into instant gratification that they live from game to game, inning to inning, at bat to at bat and even sometimes pitch to pitch.
They have no real appreciation for the beauty of the game. They have no understanding that a season has wild swings from horror to bliss. What they fail to realize is that most true fans have similar feelings that they do once in a while, but realize that it truly is a marathon, and not a sprint. They can only focus on the sprint.
Heck, even Coach, while being critical of our teams deficiencies, realizes that will a change or two, or maybe a bit of luck, things can turn, and the fortune of the team can swing back to the positive.
The folks I grow tired of are the ones that seem to only know how to say “the braves suck” in about 50 different ways.
Enough. Some will start calling me Braveheart or N8, if I don’t keep it short!!!
“I hate this team. How in the hell did I ever get stuck being a Braves fan? ” – you know, if you grew up watching the braves during their 14 yr pennant run, it’s time to face the fact that you were spoiled. teams don’t win every year – that’s what made the Braves’ run so historic. teams don’t win sometimes and you still pull for them. that’s just the way it goes.
that being said, i think the braves can win this year – this is a much different line-up with McCann back in at clean-up. And who knows, maybe we get something out of Anderson in left .
May 3rd, 20094:44 pm
Chipper falling apart again? Hey I am 62 and I ice my heel after I run because of plantar fascitis in the past.
Joe said he just watched The Wrestler last night…me too! That’s weird. Good movie, I’d give it a b+
May 3rd, 20094:45 pm
I still love ya sweeetiepie.Don’t let them dogs bite your shins.
Frank from KS
May 3rd, 20094:46 pm
Now, now kiddies….
Can’t we all just get along?
Well said Wayne
Okay, that did it for me. Francoeur with a 3-0 count and then he swings at a ball running in on him and then swings at the next two pitches in the dirt or almost in the dirt. I just don’t think that I can take another inning of these guys trying to imitate baseball players. And they are playing the Astros for crying out loud. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ballclub perform so weakly and look like they don’t have a clue. I used to be a big Bobby Cox supporter, but right now, I can’t wait for him to retire. And if he doesn’t retire at years end, I honestly hope that his health goes downhill and he has to quit. And if that doesn’t work, then he should die. Harsh, but who gives a rat’s a$$!
Coach (2010 or bust)
May 3rd, 20094:47 pm
Yea, think positive. This team might be so awful that even Bobby Cox will get fed up and retire.
Almost everyone else
May 3rd, 20094:48 pm
No, TnBrian, I already agreed with Wayne!
Swings? What swings?
May 3rd, 20094:50 pm
Swings? The braves have been pretty consistent this season (after the first couple of games). Little in the way of offense, poor fundamentals, poor middle relief pitching, and not being able to win close games.
Ya seen Mr. Brooks with Kevin Costner and Demi Moore…errr..Kutcher?
Ya wanna talk about an erie film. Woah!!
Maybe they could even be so awful that you would become a fan of another team and take your obnoxious blowhardery elsewhere.
May 3rd, 20094:52 pm
Braves sure love to swing at bad balls. Hey Matt, we need a base runner and that would have been a walk
Our last, best hope...
May 3rd, 20094:53 pm
Way to go Wayne. Tell them little jackazzes off. They think freedom of speech gives them the right to trample over everybody else.
May 3rd, 20094:55 pm
Diaz and Sammons strike out looking. LOOKING.
Bobby’s plan was to get 6 consecutive walks to tie it up.
May 3rd, 20094:56 pm
This team just does not want to win. If they did, they’d be making the adjustments that would allow them to.
The true vast majority
Wayne is a wanker. Pizz off.
May 3rd, 20094:57 pm
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
That is the entire quote. He said he “took the initiative in creating” which is not the same thing.Fact is, as silly as Gore comes across, he has been right about many things including pushing for funding of the projects that lead to the internet as we now know it.
That’s like one of the Braves walking, and then deciding to steal second and then claiming he “created” the run when someone else drove him in.
Again, wingnuts have to lie and exaggerate because you are out of the mainstream. Now quietly play with your teabags, or go to some other blog and plot your succession from our great country.
Bark at the park turns into a dog day at the yard. WOOF!
Diaz and Sammons see strikes and can not swing. Clint looks up at sky.
I am historically optimistic, but right now this team does not look very good.
May 3rd, 20094:59 pm
Well now, wasn’t that a fun half hour!
Now we have some wishing for me and Bobby Cox to die. It looks like I am in good company.
As the game is now completed, it’s ironic that on a day when we score 5 runs, Moylan and Soriano give up 3 runs, and we lose by 2.
I gotta believe when McCann returns to his All-Star form (we can only hope) and Garret Anderson (hopefully) returns to his 2008 form, then it will cure many of our current ills. Darn hard to expect 6th and 7th hitters to become good 4th and 5th hitters.
As one of the blowhards earlier suggested, I will now resume normal family activities for the remainder of the day.
Jo-Jo needs to go-go!
May 3rd, 20095:00 pm
We need to trade for Josh Anderson.
May 3rd, 20095:01 pm
Give them Diaz
May 3rd, 20095:04 pm
Frank, no haven’t seen it, but my girlfriend would like to. So, I’ll end up seeing it sooner or later. Wow, what about Wayne? Grief, like I’m “Mr. negative” here…
Gotta agree with Boog. The NL East just isn’t that good, us included. Not whinin’, just stating the obvious. Sure, I was filled with promise after our first six games (ok, five out of the first six), but when it comes right down to it, we’re really not that good. No speed, no fire, no urgency, no fundamentals, etc.
Call it whining, bitching or whatever. I love my Braves and always will. We’ve had our opening day lineup in all of what…..3 games this year??? Maybe that has something to do with our woes. I don’t know. Sure, I’ll continue to watch to the end like I have for the past 35 years. If it gets somebody’s panties in a wad that I moan over losing, then so be it.
Lets go get ‘em tomorrow!!!
May 3rd, 20095:05 pm
Big news as I just heard Chip Caray say TBS will have Braves at Phillies next Sunday. On time TV baseball, like old times. Unless it rains like yesterday when Fox dropped during rain delay. But then Braves on the base paths seem to be frozen, so not sure what could be lost.
May 3rd, 20095:06 pm
I think many are feeling the same way that I feel, that the blog is overrun by a bunch of “Negative Nellies” who are so into instant gratification that they live from game to game, inning to inning, at bat to at bat and even sometimes pitch to pitch.
I agree with Wayne on this point. There are a few who must believe we don’t all see that the Braves are struggling so far this season and they feel it’s their job to tell us every blog, every day, all day.
This blog use to be more fun, even when the Braves were losing. Now there is much more misery and dreariness.
Every fan has a right to say what s/he would like about the team good, bad, ugly, hopeful, but you shouldn’t get mad when someone says that there’s no need in making things worse which is all Wayne really said. IMHO
Why don’t you go bleed your Barbra Streisand on another blog. An innocent, comical reference to something that has been joked about by ALL the networks, and you go off on your own political rant. You, my friend are going to get your just rewards.
And by the way, if your going to slam me, have the balls to do so in your normal screen name.
May 3rd, 20095:10 pm
Wayne I gotta believe when McCann returns to his All-Star form (we can only hope)…
I’m still holding out hope! Bring on the Fillies! (Gosh I hate saying that! But you know how it is…)
BTW–Pudge cann wear the real mask with his sunglasses…maybe it’s differ’nt with regular glasses, though…
This season reminds me a lot of 2006-2008. Don’t give me that “it’s still early B.S.” World Series hopefuls do not lose to teams like the Nats, Astros and Pirates. Wait til the Braves play the Phils, Mets, Marlins, Yanks, BoSox, and the whole NL West.
IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. Bobby Cox has been great for the team but his time has passed and it is time for him to retire. Additionally, the whole Schuerholz-Wren mafia need to find a nice condo in Boca as well.
Follow the lead of the Falcons and find some young energetic minds to take this team into the 21st Century.
The Truth Hurts
May 3rd, 20095:11 pm
Blog Ref, your resort to name-calling speaks volumes about you, as does your silly belief that people who watch Fox News are “out of the mainstream.” Huh? As opposed to watching CNN (where Gore made that quote), the DNC’s political ally for years? Ha. I’d say that was ironic, but…well, that’d be too easy.
I love people who criticize Fox and turn a blind eye to CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS…hmmm, hypocritical, yes?
It was a self-serving and misleading comment. Plain and simple.
Is this where I go tell you to build an ark as we all move inland to avoid the rising seas?
The Braves…if they’re still struggling after 50 games, wake me. You can’t tell anything about a baseball team before the 50th game, unless you’re really really good or really really bad. The Braves are neither. So give it another 30 games.
May 3rd, 20095:12 pm
Mixxo & Jason
You guys aren’t the problem. I don’t mind some complaining. Frustration is OK. Heck, even get mad and say so.
What I grow tired of is the constant moaning by a select group (who some are in denial that they are whiners) who seem to be hell bent on constantly berating every single bad pitch or swing.
You guys are definitely not the issue.
You hit the nail on the head.
May 3rd, 20095:14 pm
I love seeing Infante at second and leading off. Keep slumping Kelly on the bench. Schafer’s strikeouts are getting old. The Braves whole approach to the plate sucks. They either swing at a first pitch and pop out or ground out or miss it, or they work the count in their favor and still manage to strike out.
Seriously, who is afraid of a team that has the catcher batting 4th? NO ONE! And our guy is out for weeks when he could have had his surgery and have been back by now.
I am so sick of seeing something like a lead off triple that doesnt score. Or pitching out only to have your catcher drop the ball. The Stros didnt have any problems moving guys over with a bunt and then sac flying them in. How are we so stupid and unable to get the simple jobs done.
Fire TP now!! Dude has done nothing. Is Bobby even seeing the mistakes or is he just sitting there ready to take up for his boys. He needs to chew their a$$es out. A team that is just happy to be in the big leagues has no business in Atlanta.
Proud of DLowe, JJJ, Frenchy, Vazquez, and anyone on the team that will work a count and then be able to move runners over or sac fly or bunt correctly. The rest of this $97 payroll sucks. How is the world can we be spending that much money and have a team full of dudes that cant play fundamental baseball. It is so frustrating and sad. I love the Braves and always will but this just ruins my day each time they lose. So man ive got about 77 more days to be ruined unless some change gets made. This team needs a big change/wakeup call.
May 3rd, 20095:15 pm
“Follow the lead of the Falcons and find some young energetic minds to take this team into the 21st Century.”
Something that’s been on my mind alsim. Hiring that hitting coach from the Rangers would be a good move too.
May 3rd, 20095:16 pm
Today was a well played game by both sides, but the lack of offense was the key factor on this loss. Jo-jo pitched well, but the Astros made perfect execution today, and Braves bulpen couldn’t shut them down.
I hope Wren can trade for a bat, because even considering Mac, and Garret Anderson aren’t in the lineup, this offense is pathetic. I think they should trade for a 1B, because Kotchman isn’t enough. I like his glove, but the absence of power from a 1B is too depresing to the offense. It doesn’t have to be a 1B for the future(That will be Freddy Freeman), a 2 year rental would be great.
The Truth Hurts
Oh heck, now you’ve gone and done it. You’ll hear the wrath of the masses now! (damn, how the truth is hard to hear) Oh heck, now I shouldn’t have said that too.
Actually, your point on the 50 games probably has a LOT of merit. BUT, you know we can’t win if we can beat all these lowly teams ALL the time!!!
(now I will leave before the bullets start to fly)
May 3rd, 20095:17 pm
Do Bobby Cox ever chew his players out ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! H-E-L-L to the No !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AR Brave, now that was NOT whining! That was telling the 100% truth! TP needs to hit the road on his Harley and NEVER come back…I mean, NEVER!
May 3rd, 20095:19 pm
To whomeverleft the WGST link, for Skip Caray, yesterday … thank you.
I wouldn’t worry too much about the death wishes. Back in my school days, I was captain of my debating team. Whenever we were losing, and couldn’t think of anything intelligent to say, our argument would be, “well, we hope you all die”. Nobody died and we all failed.
May 3rd, 20095:20 pm
I could not agree more TnBrian.
Thanks TP for the days you played, but rev that hawg up and be gone.
May 3rd, 20095:22 pm
If you get SS/FSS then TBS will be Blacked Out.
Jo Jo Reyes is useless
May 3rd, 20095:27 pm
Anyone who says Jo Jo Reyes pitched well today is a blithering idiot.
HE GAVE UP 4 EARNED RUNS in 5 and 1/3 innings.
That is pretty crappy.
May 3rd, 20095:29 pm
You guys are out of the mainstream. You ran a genuine war hero against a black guy who had been in the Senate for two years and YOU LOST!
For the record, I don’t care much for any of the corporate media, not just Fox. I picked Fox because they are the worst. Fox news sponsored your “teabagging” , none of of the others ones did.
Now they are a dog whistle for racists and traitors who want to succeed from this country! Now if you think these things make you mainstream, then by all means go right ahead.
You continue to miss my point which was that Gore comment wasn’t called for and there was no need to go there except one wingnut feeling the privilege to once again violate the creed of the blog. That we’re still going back and forth about it just proves my point.
You guys are no longer the mainstream. You are angry, pouting, frustrated little children who haven’t come to grips that your reign is over. You had youtr chance to run things and you failed. Now you want to breakup the country because you didn’t get your way.
May 3rd, 20095:32 pm
Everyone should make themselves a nice sandwhich. And slather lots of tasty, nutritious ADVOCADO on the bread.
May 3rd, 20095:33 pm
Enter your comments here
May 3rd, 20095:34 pm
Go check out my ratings, and then tell me we’re not mainstream!
Run Heap Run
May 3rd, 20095:36 pm
I left during the 7th and thought I could come here to find out why Chipper left the game, instead I get 2-3 pages of grown ass men acting like catty women on their period.
May 3rd, 20095:40 pm
Hey, FW check these dudes out.
A Gonzalez- 3.125M salary this year. Would be awesome at 1B. Guy puts up power numbers while hitting for average, like a 1B should.
Konerko- makes 12M and would be a salary dump by the Sox if they tank possibly. Could be ideal rental for 2 years.
FW DO NOT RENT A GUY FOR ONE YEAR AND GET NOTHING IN RETURN ALA TEXIERA.
Blalock- makes 6.2M and has come back strong this year so far. Could hold up just long enough to get Freeman in the fold.
Just a few suggestions until Freddie gets called up. Whatever happens stick with Furman and keep what great prospects from the farm that we have now. Trade some of the guys on our current MLB squad that are just happy to be in the majors.
Jo Jo Reyes wouldn't know good pitching if it were in his cereal bowl and he swallowed it
May 3rd, 20095:41 pm
The Braves will keep running tubs out there because they don’t really expect to win his games since he is the fifth starter.
May 3rd, 20095:42 pm
How many SB’s do we have as a team?(real question)
Because Crawford just swiped 6(SIX) today!!! wow
May 3rd, 20095:43 pm
Run Heap Run, yeah, I know. As to Chipper, he came up looking just a little odd (don’t know how else to put it) as he was hitting third base. No major agony that could be seen.
My uninformed, irrational prediction: some kind of groin strain or pull.
Run Heap Run
I left during the 7th and thought I could come here to find out why Chipper left the game, instead I get 2-3 pages of grown ass men acting like catty women on their period.
That’s the beauty of free speech. And Im sure not everyone here is an ass man. Im sure some like women for their eyes.
The only players who I think would help the Braves, and their current teams might be willing to trade them are:
- Aubrey Huff(he would be a half year rental, and he is making 8 million this year)
- Prince Fielder( he is signed until the 2010 season and he will make 6.5 million this year and 10.5 million next year)
- Adam Laroche( he will make 7.5 million this year, and he has average 25 homers per year)
- Garret Atkins(he will make 7.5 million this year, and he is a right handed slugger)
The trade candidates for the Braves need to be, Casey Kotchman, Jo-jo Reyes, Charlie Morton, Gregor Blanco, and Brandon Jones.
AR Brave, no way Gonzalez get traded. Tex was for 1.5 years but traded him before it ran out. If we get Konerko would be close to same thing since he runs out after next year I think
Jo Jo Reyes, innings eater?
May 3rd, 20095:44 pm
He is an omnivore. He will eat innings or anything else he can get a hold of.
May 3rd, 20095:45 pm
What you going to trade gregor blanco for seriously? a half a bag of balls? I like the kid, I really do but he hasn’t put up anything that will make any team desperate to get him
May 3rd, 20095:46 pm
I tend to wonder, why we don’t try to steal more bases. This team doesn’t have reliable hitters anywhere. That’s one reason they are getting so many two out RBI’s… dumb luck mostly. the first two couldn’t do it.. then boom. This is the same issue as the last several years. Far too many left on base. This is a throw away year though anyway while they build up the farm system. This team is not quite good enough to get to or do anything in the playoffs.
I expect we will get the TBS game as we do not get the same Fox Sports South in Durham that Atlanta receives, nor do we get Peachtree. Of course, the big question will be whether Carroll Rogers can arrange to cover the Philadelphia series so she can be hanging in the pressbox when Chip and Ron Darling are around.
Jo Jo Reyes for president...
May 3rd, 20095:47 pm
…of the local weight watchers chapter.
May 3rd, 20095:49 pm
Let’s face it folks…this team just isn’t very good. Stopping blaming everything on Bobby, it’s the players fault. They all look like they’d rather be somewhere else. Only thing we’ve got going for us is, I think the whole division is mediocre.
I’m versatile. I’m an assman, and, I like nice eyes.
May 3rd, 20095:50 pm
1B guys out there are slim pickins. Konerko I mentioned possibly for the salary dump and only if we didnt give up half the prospects we gave for tex. I agree no way for A Gonzo to leave.
Well we just gotta hope BMac comes back healthy and strong and Krotchman plays defense. We know he wont play power offense ever.
Seems like we play decent against decent competition and awful against the bad teams. Except the case with the marlins. Here’s to hoping we destroy the Mutts and get ready for a hellacious road trip.
Bobby Cox is a doddering old fool
If the players are not playing then Bobby should light a fire under their butts or else get new players.
Hank Blalock is also a pretty good trade possibility.
May 3rd, 20095:51 pm
Tom O’ Hawke, are you the guy on the dos equis commercials??? your last comment makes me think you could be.
May 3rd, 20095:53 pm
I like nice eyes Tom O’hawke
Cabravesfan got sexy blue eyes. I’m sure you already knew that.
May 3rd, 20095:54 pm
Tomas, based on their past history, it is unlikely the Braves will make a trade right now. Besides, who’s to say that if we did make a trade now that whoever we got wouldn’t be infected with the same haplessness?
It’s amazing to me how players traded to good teams tend to do well, and players traded to struggling teams rarely make a positive enough difference.
So long as the remain just a few games out of the division lead and/or Wild Card, they are not going to feel any urgency until late June or July. Remember, they always operate under the assumption that you don’t really know what kind of team you’ve got until June.
Save those minutes
“Tom O’ Hawke, are you the guy on the dos equis commercials??? ”
No, he’s the teenager who is scolded by his mom for throwing old minutes away.
May 3rd, 20095:55 pm
AR Brave …. I’ve neveer seen it, but I’m thinking it’s probably somebody else. Why, do we have a lot in common?
From the Los Angeles Times –
Garret Anderson played 2,013 games for the Angels, the most in franchise history. The Angels did not offer him a new contract — he wanted to remain an everyday player; they would not make that promise — and so he signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent.
Anderson, 36, sat out much of spring training because of a strained right calf and was limited to 20 at-bats during the exhibition season. He aggravated the injury during the third game of the regular season, did not start for another six days, then played six games before straining his left calf.
That injury put him on the disabled list, with 25 at-bats all he has to show for the season. He is batting .200, with no home runs or runs batted in.
He is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday. The Braves asked him to go on a brief minor league rehabilitation assignment; he said no. Under the collective bargaining agreement players must consent to a rehabilitation assignment, so Anderson is within his rights to say no. Still, the Braves cannot be thrilled that a player who struggled to find a job and has been slowed by injury three times since the start of spring training would not test his legs and take a few swings in the minors.
May 3rd, 20095:56 pm
If the Cubs where smart(which they aren’t), they’d trade Derek Lee. They have a young 1B who can really hit in Micah Hoffpauir(they won’t trade him either). Derek Lee is making 13 million this year, and is signed until the 2010 season.
N Nine … Yeah, but that’s according to her.
May 3rd, 20095:57 pm
The only good thing about Fox News is the EYE CANDY…altho it’s not the same as it used to be with E.D. Hill, Juliet Huddy, and a few others who are no longer there.
Megyn Kelly is a definately babe tho and so is Alisyn Camerota and Gretchen Carlson from Fox & Friends.
May 3rd, 20095:58 pm
AR Brave … I hope that commercial guy spells neveer better than I.
Don't bother reading anything Tomas says
He thinks Jo Jo Reyes pitched well today. Nothing he says makes any sense.
May 3rd, 20095:59 pm
Braves need to send Anderson packin
May 3rd, 20096:00 pm
TOMAS, Why would Cubbies trade an allstar player? They haven’t won in a century and Lee is a key asset for the team. He’s coming around, he homered yesterday and today. I can’t see that happening.
May 3rd, 20096:02 pm
kirkinga, obviously the trade won’t happen right now. but around the trade deadline. Like you said many teams will be unwilling to make a trade right now given that it’s too early, and everybody feels they can contend right now(except the Nationals, and Orioles). Trading for Adam Dunn would be a good move, but I’m sure the Nationals won’t trade one of the players in their team that attract fans to go to their ball games.
I really like Aubrey Huff.
Garret Anderson is going to be ok. He had the right to say “no” and he did. I’m willing to bet that he isn’t the first Brave to do so.
Point is we need his bat in the lineup. The guy has proven that he can hit and hit in the clutch.Let him get in there and get some ab’s and I bet we’ll see the real Garret Anderson slowly emerge.
Then again, you could argue that that KJ-Ryan Ludwig trade sure looks a lot better than it did this summer.
May 3rd, 20096:05 pm
I wouldn’t mind Rochie back in a Braves uni.
May 3rd, 20096:06 pm
Just seems like he is versatile with the ladies too. Based on your ass man and eyes comment.
D Lee is on the decline but can put up numbers better than krotchman surely. That salary is a lot to take on though. I think the Cubbies also have another stud 1B in the minors too. I would like the have a RH batter in that lineup for one or two years though.
IMO ganderson is a downer. How can anyone feed off someone that never smiles or acts like he wants to be in ATL? dude depresses me just watching him. No wonder kelly is slumping, and we are losing to sucky teams. Gander has us all depressed and down on ourselves.
May 3rd, 20096:08 pm
Frank, be weary of Roche letting too many guys beat him to first base when he catches a routine grounder and then decides to walk/jog/pimp walk to the base. He gives up way to many baserunners that way.
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
May 3rd, 20096:09 pm
What a surprise! Chipper got hurt again, guess that means tomorrow will ruin his 4 consecutive games played streak. He was really starting to close the gap on Cal Ripken Jr.
Tomas, Adam Dunn? Ok, it’s time for some of you to accept that Adam Dunn is not going to be a Brave. I know it’s hard to give up your fantasies, but you just have to face reality. It’s hard, I had to give up on my fantasy that Will Ohman would be resigned, but we have to move on.
Adam Dunn does not help us. The Braves do lack power, but they lack clutch hitting even more. If Dunn were a Braves, he’d be walked which he is perfectly happy to do.
Right now, until I see how the lineup performs with McCann and Anderson in it, I would be more inclined to add another reliever.
May 3rd, 20096:11 pm
N Nine, I know they won’t trade him. I’m just saying that Micah Hoffpauir is awesome, and if he got the opportunity to play everyday, he could hit 300 with 20 homers. Derek Lee is making 13 million, and they need a closer. If I were they’re GM, I’d trade Derek Lee for a closer like Jose Valverde for example. It’s like when the Braves traded Edgar Renteria, they had a younger shorstop who was ready to step in Yunel Escobar.
May 3rd, 20096:14 pm
Good point AR Brave.
May 3rd, 20096:15 pm
kirkinga, I know it won’t happen, I was just saying he would be a good fit to this team. And it won’t happen because the Nationals need him to atract fans to the ballpark.
May 3rd, 20096:17 pm
Frank from KS, you sure know your FOX news anchors and reporters, at least all the ladies!
Coach, you are right on to call out the Braves for being schooled in fundamental ABC national league ball today by the LAST PLACE Houston Astros.
Wayne, it’s one thing to just vent without offering a solution or an alternative. I’m not a fan of just “negative vent blogging” myself. However, when the team is failing so far, one can vent and then propose a solution. Fair enough?
I’ve already said that this current team, lineup wise is flawed. Too many platoons, no consistant offense from anyone at this point. Teams aren’t allowing Chipper to beat then in close games, and B-Mac is not able to help being out right now.
I believe that good starting pitching will keep this Braves team around .500, the pen will have it’s moments but struggle, but not as much as last year. I also believe the 1 run thing will even out and it won’t be such a glaring issue in 09.
However, Braves offense will keep them from being anything more than average. Too many holes, too much inconsistancies and not enough firepower.
Solution is to have an established lead off guy, and eventually END this platoon obsession that Bobby Cox has in LF and around the horn, at 2B.
May 3rd, 20096:18 pm
If you watched the post game show…Chipper ain’t hurt
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