12:14 pm May 15, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
May 16th, 200911:47 am
I agree, Doc.
May 16th, 200911:48 am
Gonzo is used too often, BUT last night was the correct call by bobby cox, since there was no game polayed on thursday. I say IF Kawakami goes 7 innings, use Soriano in the 9th and someone other than gonzo in the 8th, the man needs rest every now and then.
I doubt that will happen because of 80% chance of rain.
May 16th, 200911:49 am
6 for 11 was said last night during the game on peachtree
May 16th, 200911:50 am
I like Gonzo and all, but everyone needs a day off in the bullpen.
May 16th, 200911:51 am
Steve from OH, I bet they would like to find a bat as well. There is little to nothing in terms of positional prospects in Low-A and I am not sure there is anything that will be appearing in the Rookie leagues.
May 16th, 200911:53 am
Did you ever see Greinke pitch pre-2007? He used to throw that slow, loopy curveball as his primary pitch really and could never really put anything together. And at one point he tried to give up pitching and come back as an outfielder ala Rick Ankiel. Fortunately, he decided that was a bad idea, and fixed his mechanics. Now, he throws 95 MPH and it doesn’t even look like he’s trying. The ball just flies out of his hands. One of the best in the game. The best 3 I saw last year were Greinke, Jon Lester, and Ubaldo Jimenez.
May 16th, 200911:56 am
No, they said that while he has been with the Braves, he has converted 6 of 11 saves saves in which the Braves have a 1 run lead. He has converted 6 of 9 saves this year. All 3 blown saves being 1 run leads.
May 16th, 200911:57 am
Lots of fun at the Ted last night. Pretty decent crowd that was into the game!
There was a cool family sitting in front of me with 2 boys about 6 and 12. We were talking and having fun when music came up. I said something about if they had ever heard of LEd Zepplin.
The 12 year old told me that he liked Dylan, the Stones, Pink Floyd and tool.
The 6 year old said his favorite singer was Bob Dylan.
I was impressed……..
May 16th, 200911:59 am
Yeah but he’s not 6 for 11 he’s 6 for 9. Someone addressed the mix up earlier stating what the announcers meant. If he was I would agree that Soriano needs to be our primary closer. I think Bobby should stick to what he’s doing with the closing situation. Soriano has done great this year but I remember about 2 years ago this same time when he started giving up gopher balls seemingly every other game. In fact both Gonzo and Soriano have gone back-to-back in blowing saves on the longball. I don’t think they’re bad I think they are tired and when you are tired location usually is the first thing to go. I agree with someone earlier who said Bobby has to find a way to rest these guys.
May 16th, 200912:02 pm
bravos2249 — I was watching the Twins-Yanks game last night and saw what Tex did. On the one hand, I can see the problem he had with Gomez – he was on the grass as he was running up the line, but even the announcers said that players do that all the time. Plus, on that play, you could see Gomez cutting across the bag to get around him. It’s not like he was trying to cut into Teixeira or anything.
As for who I’d like to see the Braves pursue for a bat, I would hope for a right-handed bat, but I’m not sure that it matters all that much if he’s a lefty. Even though Garrett Anderson is coming around and looking like the professional hitter that he is, I think Wren has gotta be kicking himself for not signing or trading for a true home run hitter, a guy that’s going to put up 30+ dingers a year. I’d like to see Ordonez in this lineup.
I agree about Greinke — what the guy’s doing is amazing. I wish that Wren had pulled the trigger on the Francoeur-for-Greinke trade.
Anyone else heard the new Wilco album? It’s streaming on their website. Meh. Not bad, but nor is it something that I’m gonna make sure to buy on June 30th or whenever it’s released. I miss the days of Summerteeth. Other music news — REM is starting the process on their new record!
May 16th, 200912:12 pm
I really liked the idea of rotating Gonzalez and Soriano as the closers depending on the other team’s lieup, we just need a couple blowout wins so we can use the other guys. Also thought they could have sent JAVY back out for the eighth hoping for a quick inning. Worst thing happen you go get him.
May 16th, 200912:15 pm
only reason JAVY did not go out in the 8th is because he had a high pitch count.
If this was a 1:00 game, we’d definitely be looking at a rain delay. I just watched a forecast that indicated that there’s a better chance of rain this afternoon (it’s pouring here right now, moving towards the Ted), then it decreases in the early evening, with more expected about 11:00 pm.
May 16th, 200912:16 pm
but the rain is still around 65% tonight too
May 16th, 200912:19 pm
On the gonzo/Soriano rest thing. the best way is too not use them unless you have too. For example, Gonzo warmed up a few days ago when Carlyle came in the 9th, the braves had a 4 run lead still, no need for Gonzo due to his previous days work. Put in Eric O since it was only 1 out needed
May 16th, 200912:20 pm
KJ looks like AJ, he has become really bad at the plate.
Well, I guess since AJ has been tearing it up at the plate this year that’s not really a bad thing.
May 16th, 200912:22 pm
buzzmeat I knew about his pitch count-109 I believe- but sometimes can have a quick inning. He was pitching really well. Also am very happy to see Braves went with the hot hand when bringing up Medlen. It may help with showing other minor leaguers that if you perform, you have a chance for callup.
May 16th, 200912:23 pm
wilymo His second blown save most likely doesn’t happen if the ump calls Beltran out at third.
Ha, that’s for sure…Dang, was he ever out!
May 16th, 200912:24 pm
there’s a big system of rain going through Atlanta right now…but the stuff right behind it is little cells of rain. I don’t believe the weather in Texas will be in Georgia before toady…but hey I ain’t a meteorologist.
May 16th, 200912:26 pm
One guy that might be available sooner than later is Matt Holliday. He’s an impending free agent whom the A’s got to try and make a run at the West. They’re 13-19 though and 6.5 games back. There are a few drawbacks though, 1) Holliday hasn’t been overly impressive outside of Coors, and 2) Being a type A free agent, and given what the A’s gave up for him, he probably won’t come cheap.
Knowing Beane though he’ll probably gladly take some young pitching in return. He is a right handed bat that they could throw out in LF. He is a Boras guy though so it’d be a 6 month rental. What would you guys give up for him?
May 16th, 200912:27 pm
Freaky Friday in Baseball
Four managers were ejected, and none of them were named Bobby Cox:
May 16th, 200912:33 pm
I live closer to Tex but apparently FOX wants me to watch the Mets today. It should be a good game though, Randy vs Santana.
Frank from KS
May 16th, 200912:39 pm
David O’Brien re: your 10:53 am post
Yeah, Greinke is the first Royals pitcher to win his first 5 decisions since Saberhagen went 5-0 to start the 1987 season. Yeah, he’s good.
Goldenglove002 re your 11:01 am post
Yeah, I’ve been hoping they’d get back to being a better ballclub. Other than the winning season of 2003, the Royals haven’t won in a long time. They just did some major renovations to Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) to spruce things up a bit. So….right now, everythings a win-win this season….with the team playing pretty good ball and the new work that was done on the ole stadium.
May 16th, 200912:55 pm
OK, so Gonzalez is 6 for 11 in closing out (1 run games) since he has been a Brave, or whatever the announcers said. Or 6 for 9 in closing out games this year. Yeh, he had some breaks go against him. Perhaps he has been overused, but my point was he has blown 2 saves this week with his 2nd best pitch,(His fastball seems fine) or his only other pitch he throws. I, for one, hope he returns to his old dominant form, but are all you defenders gonna be so defensive if he continues to close at a 2 out of 3 ratio? If he closes say 20 out of 30 with 10 blown saves? Brad Lidge didn’t blow 1 save opportunity last year.
May 16th, 20091:06 pm
Did anyone listen to the new green day album? I thought American Idiot was good and never thought they could put out something as good or better. Their new album is better. Who would have thought after they put out mindless crap in the 90’s that green day would make two great albums back to back.
May 16th, 20091:09 pm
New blog yet?
Steve from OH
May 16th, 20091:10 pm
Efrim, I too wish they could take a big bat. But Ackley’s not going to fall to us and Tate is way, way too much of a project to risk taking, especially with a lot of good prep arms available.
I really don’t know what order I would take Wheeler/Miller/Matzek in, but that’s what the pay FW the big bucks for, I guess.
May 16th, 20091:12 pm
I’m guessing this game won’t happen tonight.
May 16th, 20091:15 pm
As for our 2nd round pick, there is a good OF bat in Marc Krauss out of Ohio U. who may be available…I really hope the Braves take him. And not just ’cause he’s a local boy, the kid can really hit. I’ve seen him play when he was in HS and he was a stud.
May 16th, 20091:18 pm
wilymo, for Holliday for all the reasons you say, I’d trade Morton/B.Jones/Redmond(pitcher in AAA). I seriously wouldn’t give up any more than that.
May 16th, 20091:23 pm
Brad Lidge didn’t blow 1 save opportunity last year.
But he’s blown two this year. Not to mention there was a reason Philly was basically able to steal him away from Houston. Brad Lidge was just one of many things that went right for the Phillies last year. If Mike Gonzalez is catching some bad breaks Lidge definately caught some good ones last year. No Big Deal if Gonzo doesn’t get it done because we have options with Soriano being the main one. He’s not blowing up out there. These guys are not machines, especially when they are coming off of major surgeries which our top three guys are. Fatigue and overuse is a factor. Just look at two years ago when Soriano went from straight dominant to hold your breath and hope he doesn’t give up the long one. I don’t know if its mainly people just defending Gonzo or being realistic. The guy has pitched a lot lately so take it into consideration. His problem has been location and when you’re not sharp your location will be off. Having said that,If we play tonight I hope he’s unavailable and its Soriano. The guy needs a break.
May 16th, 20091:28 pm
Anybody watching this Nationals/ Phillies game? It looks like it might be a good game
May 16th, 20091:30 pm
TnBrian, I wouldn’t offer anything near that for Holliday. I’d give the Orioles a call and see what it would take to pry Nolan Reimold away first. I’m sure they’d be interested in Charlie Morton, though a straight-up Reimold-for-Morton swap probably wouldn’t happen.
I know, local boy bias again.
Josh B It looks like it might be a good game
But the Fillies are winning…
May 16th, 20091:31 pm
Yea I hear ya. You’d still have to think with his defense and bat that he’d still be a colossal upgrade over Diaz/Garret Anderson. Just throwing it out there.
My gut tells me that if Gonzo pitches well, Soriano could be a trade chip to a contender needing bullpen help. A team like the Yankees for instance, who could maybe afford to give up a bat. The Braves could then use Hanson in a setup role like the Rays did with Price last year (as many people on the blog have already pointed out.) I think for equal money the Braves prefer Gonzo to Sori, and they know they’ll probably lose one of the two to free agency.
May 16th, 20091:32 pm
Not that I’d rather have Reimold than Holliday, it’s just that I’m not ready to give up that kind of talent for a half-season of Holliday. Plus we don’t have a shot of re-signing him after the season.
Still too early to think about trades, though. I’m sure the Braves are keeping their eyes and ears open behind the scenes, but they’re not going to make a trade (if they do at all) until very close to the deadline.
May 16th, 20091:33 pm
The only thing I can say is Soriano was the reason we played 12 the other day. SO it’s not as if he hasn’t blown a save either. The pitch he threw, although it was hung, I think it’s the first time a player against him actually swung and hit that high pitch.
How bout trading all those guys you mentioned to texas for Nelson Cruz. We still need that RH power bat, and Texas has been sitting cruz lately since they have an abundance of OF and since AJ’s been reversed. I hear they’ll likely trade AJ near the trade deadline, but maybe they trade Cruz if they get some pitching. We could give them frenchy too
May 16th, 20091:35 pm
Bobby’s, do you really see the Braves trading Francoeur? Not offering an opinion, just a legit question.
Still a long ways off until the Braves can decide if they want to get rid of one of the current OFers.
Mike in LA
May 16th, 20091:42 pm
As far as possible trade scenarios go how bout Gorkys Hernandez, Locke, Morton, Francoeur, and Kelly Johnson for Brad Hawpe? Too much, too little? I like Kelly Johnson and Francouer but they’re too inconsistent. I think the Bravos would be better with Prado at 2b everyday and upgrading in RF. Hawpe fits into the Braves price range especially since they’re getting insurance money for Hudson plus they could have him the next three years.
May 16th, 20091:43 pm
Prob with the Braves OF’s is that I don’t know how much trade value Francouer, Diaz and GA have…I think the Braves value them all a lot more than anyone else does. Schafer has value obviously but he’s the one guy I think everyone prefer they keep because of his upside and defensive value. So any trade for an OF would require some roster juggling.
May 16th, 20091:45 pm
wilymo, GA and Diaz have zero trade value. If GA goes, it’ll be via release, not trade. Frenchy’s value is a good question, though. I really don’t know…
May 16th, 20091:47 pm
Good question. I do not see us trading the local boy, even though I wish they would.
May 16th, 20091:48 pm
Mike–waaaay too much. I like Hawpe, but certainly not to that extent.
May 16th, 20091:51 pm
Like I said before–this game STINKS!
May 16th, 20091:53 pm
I agree with you. Sheffield got on top of that pitch from Soriano. Most players wouldn’t. The Drew kid last night maybe because he’s from Hahira, plays well against the Braves(seems to hit alot of homeruns off of mainly us). I didn’t mean to seem like I’m against Gonzalez because I’m not, I like the kid. Joe Simpson brought up the 6 for 11 thing and although he left it at that, the implication was that’s not very good. My point about Brad Lidge was that he didn’t blow a game last year and Gonzo has blown 3 out of 9. factor that out for the rest of the season and thats not going to be good enough to make the playoffs. Of course that’s all hypothetical, he could not blow another save the rest of the season. In any year where you make the playoffs alot of things have to go right.Blowing a save doesn’t mean your team loses. I just believe whoever we use as a closer will probably need to be a little more reliable than what we presently have. Hopefully all thats wrong with Gonzo is his being overused, time will tell.
May 16th, 20091:55 pm
Steve from OH,
That’s kind of my point. GA and Frenchy aren’t quite bad enough to just give away (GA b/c I don’t think the Braves wanna just admit they threw away $2.5 mil this early, and Frenchy b/c he’s shown he has talent in the past). But if they try to acquire a power hitting OF then they’re gonna have to cut bait with someone. That’s kind of the problem with the Braves roster, they have a lot of position players who are just good enough to give multiple chances to, but not quite good enough that they’re going to get you the pieces you need in a trade (unless you package a glut of them together).
May 16th, 20091:56 pm
Phillies pouring it on.
6 of 7 batters just reached base. Already scored 3 in the inning on an Ibanez HR. Now have them loaded with 2 out
May 16th, 20091:57 pm
If the Braves aren’t going to play tonights game, what time would they call the game?
May 16th, 20091:58 pm
I think a good thing about this offense is that Diaz, GA, Frenchy, Schafer and KJ haven’t hit their strides yet. Ya gotta figure that eventually Schafer will get his SLG in the low .400 neighborhood, that KJ will eventually OPS over .800, and that eventually GA, Diaz, and Frenchy will OPS between .750 and .800, which means that a hot streak is coming where they give a you an OPS of .800+ for a few weeks in order to get to that .750 to .800 OPS.
May 16th, 20091:59 pm
Bobby’s, it’s tough. Because IF they do acquire an OFer, either on a longer-term deal or under club control for a few seasons, they’re going to have to make a decision regarding Francoeur. I don’t see them trading him during this season, though. He’s been pretty much right at replacement level, according to fangraphs, and a lot of that is due to his defense, which is a healthy 3.2 runs above replacement, according to UZR. Of course, he was one of the worst fielders last season according to +/-, and UZR didn’t like him either. Generally, I do think he is an above-average fielder, with a lot of his value in his right arm. He was at the top of the list in the 2007 Fielding Bible as well.
Generally, I think FW values defense a lot, so that’s a major plus in Frenchy’s column. However, I think that if a better option presents itself after about 2010 or so (aka Heyward’s call-up), then I think the Braves would be willing to part ways with Francoeur barring a 180 in his offensive ability.
May 16th, 20092:00 pm
I like Prado, but for all those who think Prado should be the starting second baseman, do you find it telling at all that he’s still only the third string second baseman?
May 16th, 20092:03 pm
wilymo, I’d hate to see Soriano traded even though I don’t think he’ll be a Brave next year. We need him as much as anybody to go with Moylan and Gonzo. I just don’t trust Moylan…heard the announcers saying his fastball is only getting to 88-89MPH when 92-94 was normal in the past. Just don’t trust him right now.
Bobby’s Cox, I like that. Don’t know about trading Francoeur just yet though. I’m probably with the Braves in that he is home grown and does still have that potential, but he looks lost at the plate most of the time lately. Cruz should’ve been gotten in the offseason, not GA.
May 16th, 20092:04 pm
wilymo, the odd man out would be Anderson, in my opinion. He hasn’t been good this season at all, and I’ve seen a lot of people saying “well, he’s been hitting better lately.” I don’t see it. In his last nine games, he’s hit .257/.293/.314. That ain’t good. The Braves aren’t going to cut bait anytime soon, though. And I don’t blame them (yet)…they’ve invested 2.5 million in the guy, and he has had a very nice career. That said, I wasn’t a fan of his signing and I’m still not, but I’m a realist (and an optimist), and I know the Braves aren’t giving up on him yet. And I really, really hope he proves me wrong.
May 16th, 20092:05 pm
I’m shocked there’s a Braves fan who can’t stand Gonzo. He’s confident, intense, he has a little dog, and he calls his mom “my queen”. What’s not to love?
Stinks about the rain, we were forecast 100% rain starting this morning and so far it hasn’t rained a drop. Looks like it all went south of here. But it’s a night game, DLowe is starting, and DOB is working. All the ingredients needed for a rain delay.
May 16th, 20092:06 pm
I don’t see Soriano going anywhere. Why would he, especially if we’re in the thick of a pennant race?
May 16th, 20092:08 pm
not to mention there are several other reasons to love Gonzo
May 16th, 20092:09 pm
Well yes, cabraves, but I’ll keep those … thoughts…on the other blog.
May 16th, 20092:10 pm
According to the NY Post, Delgado to DL with no timetable for a return. They say his career is possibly in jeopardy. Terrible news for the Mets. I feel bad for Delgado, as he seems like a nice guy and you never want to see a great player like that go out on those terms:
Rob from SC
May 16th, 20092:14 pm
Kawakami is pitching tonight
May 16th, 20092:15 pm
It’s raining lightly here.
Um…the “Official Site” says that KK pitching tonight.
I hear you. In my opinion, Francouer is way below replacement level, or way above it if replacement means he should be replaced. I know it’s a PR thing with “frenchy” but if the Braves can get a better player for him now while giving away some pitching, then they should take it.
Cruz is young and when Heyward is ready, then you really have some pop in the OF. I think there’s a moment of opportunity because of Texas’ depth in the OF, and with their lack of pitching.
Frenchy’s problem is beyond his offense. He is slow and doesn’t get to many balls in the OF. Sure he has a strong arm, but his range runs, according to fangraphs is -0.7, and was -7.7 last year, meaning he’s slow. Cruz is better in the outfield, steals bases, has a good arm, and will hit 30 HR a year. He’ll strike out a lot, but he’ll also give you good at-bats when doing so. He brings 2 things to the table you currently lack, speed and power.
Seriously, you and I both know it’s a PR thing, but if that’s the thing holding back Wren, then that sucks from a fans perspective. In sports marketing, you learn about promotions and other things that bring fans to games. The number one thing that boosts attendance, based on studies, is winning. If Wren holds on to Frenchy because of all the marketing dollars they already put into him, then he’s making a big mistake. That’s a “sunk cost”, according to economics.
May 16th, 20092:20 pm
I was refering, of course, to his pitching abilities
May 16th, 20092:23 pm
Bobby’s, the Fielding Bible has his overall +/- at plus 6 for ‘07, and his arm a huge +13. I think we can all agree that his range is at least average with a cannon arm accounting for a lot of his positive value. I think we could do a lot worse defensively in right. And I do agree that marketing has a lot to do with Frenchy’s place on the team. I haven’t seen that much of a turnaround in his bat this season either (regrettably). He’s had a .545 OPS in his last 24 games (although with a .235 BABIP, so expect things to head north. How much? Dunno).
I certainly expect them to hang on to him all season, barring a total collapse like last season. I think that if they acquire a slugging OF’er, he’ll be put in left field.
May 16th, 20092:27 pm
Steve, I know you’re right. It’s my frustration talking…But hey, the team is playing great, so there’s not much to be frustrated about right now. Maybe it’s my new man crush on Cruz that’s talking then…
May 16th, 20092:33 pm
Phillies 1-5 hitters are 8-13 today. Rest of the hitters are 1-11. Werth is 3-3 with a HR and 2 rbi’s. 6-2 now, bottom of the 5th. Washington sucks.
May 16th, 20092:34 pm
Hey, we’ve all been frustrated by something this year, right Bobby’s? And yes, I definitely think your man-crush on Cruz is particularly obvious today.
May 16th, 20092:37 pm
Weather doesnt look too good…hopefully they can get the game in tonight.
May 16th, 20092:39 pm
Brandon Weather doesnt look too good…hopefully they can get the game in tonight.
Yeah…not a big doubleheader person, myself.
May 16th, 20092:41 pm
I’ll get a new blog up after I get to the ballpark. Let’s try to boost our usual Saturday participation numbers, people. You’d be amazed at how much the page views and comments dip on Saturday compared to all other days this season. Let’s change that today with a new blog, whaddya say? Can I get a witness? A second? Alright, I’ll stop.
Talk to you in a bit.
May 16th, 20092:45 pm
Hopefully they get the game in tonight. Forecast isnt too promising for a double header tomorrow either.
David O’Brien, 2:41 pm, “Let’s try to boost our usual Saturday participation numbers, people. You’d be amazed at how much the page views and comments dip on Saturday compared to all other days this season.”
I suspect that that has to do with the “Big Fox” blackout of games. Much fewer Braves fans have access to watching the games on Saturday.
May 16th, 20092:59 pm
Last night after the game, I was standing on the ramps overlooking the players lot and saw Yunel Escobar out by the fence signing autographs for a bunch of kids. It was really nice to see.
May 16th, 20093:01 pm
YO DOB — I can give you a WHAT– WHAT !!!!
Braveheart — You know Gonzo started the rockin thing last year when he was rehab starting b/c the stands were empty and their was no energy in the park. So basically he generated his own and with the success he had he just continued. I talked to him about that a few weeks ago and he said he didn’t know if it would continue for the rest of his career but for now it was his routine. And he is a really great guy, if you ever meet him.
And finally COACH — OH PLEASE !!!! Did you cut and paste that last remark from “Baseball for Dummies”?? You such a terd.
May 16th, 20093:07 pm
Best case scenario is for the Braves to pickup an OF (preferably RF) through trade that can get them through 2010…
The best option there is more than likely Jermaine Dye…
And yes, I did say RF because Francoeur is getting closer to toast at this point, having all but proven that he’s a platoon corner OF….
Give him the change of scenery and add a pitcher to the Chi Sox depth chart and JD should be able to be had…
I do like the Holliday idea, BUT putting Holliday and Garret Anderson at the corner OF positions leaves Schafer with much work to do…although Holliday would probably create twice as many runs as Francoeur…
I just don’t like going that route bc of the Tex incident being eerily coincidental.
Dye does in fact fit the perfect profile though because his contract is up at the end of 2010, thus allowing the Braves to not rush the kids, but have an OF of Gorkys, Jordan, Jason by 2011 if they choose to do so.
May 16th, 20093:15 pm
Not trying to sound like I’m against Soriano either. Bobby has used Gonzo in the 8th before. But with O’Flathery doing such a good job he could use him in the 8th and Soriano in the 9th to give Gonzo days off. IMO, even though Gonzo appeared over worked he always seems to be not as good after an off day..as in no game at all, not just not being used.
LOL sure you were, cabraves.
Kawakami is throwin huh? Why on earth did I think it was Lowe? Oh well. Maybe a rainout won’t be such a bad thing.
The game isn’t on til like 7
May 16th, 20093:20 pm
You’d be amazed at how much the page views and comments dip on Saturday compared to all other days this season.
Not surprising considering I look at the blog on M-F on company time and on Saturdays on my time. But I’ll do my part just the same.
Hey, I learned a new phrase in the new Harlan Corben book last night that reminded me of this blog sometimes – Spectator Tourette’s. Good stuff, right?
D Lowe is going tomorrow so you were only a day off
and a definite NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!! on the rain out!!
May 16th, 20093:23 pm
bravos2249, 3:15 pm abwright, The game isn’t on til like 7″
My point exactly. Later game, no black-out = more watchers = more posts on the blog = more page views.
Sat. afternoon, no TV game for most of us (curses on Fox) = no watchers. We go do other stuff. Hence, no bloggers and lower page views.
May 16th, 20093:28 pm
lol…I thought YOU thought the game was on earlier. I think majority of the rain is going through ATL right now so it’s probably good the game is at night. And IDK about KK but he’d be one pitcher I think could go after a delay.
May 16th, 20093:30 pm
DOB if it will make you feel better I will keep hitting the submit comment button. Seriously most people out doing other things on a lazy Saturday afternoon. So, who is ready for a sweep?
May 16th, 20093:31 pm
Glad they’re not in on Tate.(STEVE OH)
yeah, me too. looks like Frenchy jr plus he has football option I think and would likely demand top slot money to sign. I’d take Green over him but pitching is better
Oh eww I just went to the homepage and now I see why you have less page views today, Heidi Montag? Really, AJC? Yuck.
May 16th, 20093:35 pm
Please! I just finished lunch!!
May 16th, 20093:40 pm
Here’s my comment to show an interest in the ‘ol blog on Sat. Its a win/win. I win because it helps me procrastinate from doing anything I really need to be doing; and you win cause it looks like every day is a must in the AJC blogosphere.
DOB, you’ve got my second…
May 16th, 20093:48 pm
NEW BLOG IS UP
May 16th, 20093:49 pm
A bunch of my friends and I were sitting in the third or fourth row in right field last night. We looked up Upton’s middle name and heckled him all night. I think he went 0-4. Maybe it worked.
May 16th, 20093:50 pm
New blog? Where?
May 16th, 20093:51 pm
DOB, Can you give us an update on Tim Hudson??? I know he’s stretching his arm out, and throwing from longer distances….but an earlier comment was that the braves had “every intention” to pick up his 2010 option. Do you get the feeling that is still true??? That would leave someone out in the cold…either Kawakami or Hanson (and I’m not guessing it’ll be Hanson). Or I guess they could wait one more year for Hanson to come up, but that seems pushing it. Thoughts???
BTW – 2010 Rotation would be:
Kawakami (long man/spot starter)
May 16th, 20093:52 pm
I’m confused, what’s my name??
God I hate amnesia. Keep using to many aliases. I hate Chipper Jones.
This blog sucks.
May 16th, 20093:53 pm
Frank from KS: “Yeah, Greinke is the first Royals pitcher to win his first 5 decisions since Saberhagen went 5-0 to start the 1987 season. Yeah, he’s good.”
Still doesnt match Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 for the Dodgers. All he did was go 8-0, with 5 (yes 5) shutouts, and a 0.50 ERA in his first 8 starts. He is still the only player in MLB history to win Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in the same season.
May 16th, 20093:54 pm
Braveheart: You can’t stand Gonzo? For real, or was that just a means of using the term “genuflection” repeatedly in one post?
May 16th, 20095:59 pm
Should be a good game, low scoring
June 10th, 201010:16 pm
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