3:42 pm May 4, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 5th, 20092:57 pm
well that is ol frenchdawg aint…wow im impressed we get shown a lil love from the ny/soxespn
May 5th, 20092:58 pm
I’m not much of a stat guy. But getting on base is very important. And if you’re getting on base, you’ll have a high OBP. Ergo, OBP is important.
May 5th, 20092:59 pm
Jonathan in KY
May 5th, 20093:00 pm
Why not this….
McCann (when healthy)
Frenchy/LF depending on SP
Kotchman doesn’t hit for power, but gets on base, so let him lead off. We never use speed anyway. Johnson hits lefties just as good, if not better than rights so three LH hitters potentially in the bottom wouldn’t hurt that bad, as Anderson can hit them as well. Lets Schafer stay at the bottom for now, and extends the lineup out. Why wouldn’t that work?
fan since 66
May 5th, 20093:03 pm
Chipper needs to shut up and put up. He has not exactly been dominant with runners on base. That homer last night was pretty, but what he did earlier was not very pretty. Also, there are too many what could have been’s (second guessers) on this blog. Get behind your team and support them and hope management gets a leadoff hitter somewhere, which is the biggest problem on this team along with baserunning fundamentals.
May 5th, 20093:16 pm
Why, look who’s on the front page of ESPN.com!
May 5th, 20093:22 pm
Please don’t chide Chipper for speaking out and speaking the truth. Someone has to. He is currently the team leader/spokesman. We need people not to tow a corporate line and just give the shrugged shoulders and aw shucks there are 140 games left… that’s baseball response. It’s obvious he cares and wants to win and that’s what we need. Chipper is not and will not get pitches to drive unless the guys on the mound screw up. He is the only legitimately scary hitter on this team other than Mac and he’s not in the lineup right now.
That’s what is so depressing. Even comparing this division and the hapless Nationals… the Braves have perhaps the least fearsome lineup in the division if not all of major league baseball.
Even the Nats have guys that can rake…. we currently just don’t.
May 5th, 20093:32 pm
I can’t believe what I’ve been reading. Does anyone really think that the solution is to bring up Freeman and Heyward??? I really hope that those posts are sarcastic. That same philosophy is what we had when we made the trade for Teixeira: Quick fix by sacrificing the youngsters. Bringing up those two would be horrible for their development as major league baseball players. And by the way, do you really think that they would save this team? I think there’s a lot of ignorance around, judging by the fact that some don’t even know how to spell their names right. Even bringing up Hanson isn’t going to help that much. In case you haven’t noticed, starting pitching isn’t our problem; the offense is the issue here. I still don’t think it’s time to hit the panic button. Once we get McCann back, that will be a huge upgrade. Even Anderson platooning with Diaz should make a difference (I stress the word SHOULD). Regardless, let’s wait a little longer before we start freaking out.
May 5th, 20093:36 pm
Chop Chop… Thanks for the link. That was a fantastic article.
May 5th, 20093:44 pm
why is it there if never any talk of firing bobby cox? All the talk in new york is, which manager should get fired first the yanks or the mets
May 5th, 20094:35 pm
Edward–Good question and point. Part of it entails the general personality of those in the North: highly impatient, greedy, and general. To identify the exact problem with a team would take time, so they generalize and point the finger at the manager. They do the same thing to the South, accusing us of being a bunch of inbred rednecks. They even come down here and admit they had on idea how urbanized most of the South is (not at being rural is a bad thing…it certainly isn’t).
Then a guy like John Rocker comes along and makes specific, accurate comments about them, and they accuse him of being what they are.
May 5th, 20095:24 pm
Ronald…thank you for your answer, I agree with everything you say, especially about Mr. Rocker…However bobby cox has been manager for almost 20 years with one world series win……I don’t think it would hurt to discuss a new manager and what he might bring to the Braves.
May 11th, 200912:02 pm
cHIPPER NEEDS TO START HITTING BEFORE HE CRITIZE’S A FELLOW TEAM MATE. hIS CONSTANT INJURIES AND POOR PLATE PERFORMANCE SHOULD REQUIRE SILENCE ABOUT ANY TEAM MATES WEAKNESS’S. SCHAFFER IS A ROOKIE…WHATS CHIPPER’S EXCUSE???
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