5:12 pm May 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 28th, 20097:03 pm
Bring Me the Head of Francisco Cabrera–
Ha! Like this guy would have the nerve say McCann’s a ‘fraidy cat to Mac’s face!
May 28th, 20097:04 pm
My post-11pm Braves protest lasted all of 1 night because I’m staying up to watch all of the innings he pitches. PWH
did your mommy ok that?
May 28th, 20097:05 pm
I have not followed the blog all that closely since Brian’s interview was put on ajc.com, so I did not see what your thoughts were about it… I was very impressed… he declined to answer questions that he thought were inappropriate and seemed like a really nice guy… which I happen to think is true.
Nova Scotia Steve
That series in SF was a disaster…complete and utter disaster…I think we should all enjoy where we’re at right now…cause I have the strangest feeling that we started to see the beginning of the end for these Braves…I truly hope they prove me wrong!
May 28th, 20097:06 pm
Is there any reason why we can’t call up Blanco (or Barton) and send down Reyes? Jo Jo’s pitched in like one blowout game in the past two weeks. Is having that extra guy sitting in the pen really that more important than having an extra bat and outfielder who can play CF and give Schafer a day off every now and then?
May 28th, 20097:07 pm
Brave old world: You can add the Braves to the list of teams with interest in their old buddy, Mark DeRosa. Cleveland wants pitching back, and the Braves are one club with a pitching surplus. But teams that have spoken with Atlanta say the Braves’ entire prospective rotation (including Tommy Hanson) is off-limits. And they would want a significant return for Jo-Jo Reyes, Charlie Morton or Kris Medlen.
As for those reports that the Braves are looking to move Jeff Francoeur, clubs we’ve talked to say they’re mostly listening, in part because they need to add bats, not subtract them, and in part because no one is too sure of Francoeur’s true value anymore, including the Braves themselves.
They want a “significant return” for Jo-Jo Reyes? That pretty much explains the Francoeur situation. The Braves have no clue how to evaluate their own players.
Bravesfan, while I would like to see Schafer get some more minor league seasoning, your point about Blanco possibly replacing Francoeur is intriguing. It is outside the box, for sure, because then we REALLY would be challenged in the power department. But…all of a sudden, we would have two very fast guys in our lineup. And if Blanco led off, and Schafer still hit 8th, we would sure have a chance to create some havoc on the basepaths starting at the bottom of the lineup. If we did something like that, however, we would almost HAVE to get at least a 20 HR threat in left – and I am not so sure such an entity is available right now for what we want to give up and for what we have to spend.
I thought it was good! I need to watch it again, though…I was a little distracted the first time I watched it. But I agree–it was a good interview. And yeah, he’s a nice guy.
PS–You’ve got e-mail!
May 28th, 20097:08 pm
It’s a dry heat DOB. That’s what I keep hearing.
You know, people go to a sauna to look beautiful. They stick their head in an oven to end it all. Which one of those is a dry heat??
Hope the Braves win tonight. It’d make the trip that much more fun.
Ha! Like this guy would have the nerve say McCann’s a ‘fraidy cat to Mac’s face! McFann
he sure acts scairt of the plate. If he isn’t then he needs to get his butt in there instead of wandering away cause that is very poor catching for whatever reason. I’m betting scaredy cat scaredy cat.
I Do Believe
May 28th, 20097:09 pm
I do believe the blogger who posted earlier about Schafer’s cap was on to something.
I mean come on… think about it! Could you imagine the blanket party a kid would get if he showed up and insisted on wearing his cap that way in 1965?
Think about it even further. Medlin-wears his hat goofy flat bill. Schafer-wears his hat goofy flat bill. Jo Jo Reyes-wears his hat goofy flat bill! This guys have been poor performers. If I were any of the Braves with tenure, I would take Schafer and Medlin aside (and Jo Jo IF he gets back) and show them how to wear their caps. If they resisted, I would sucker punch them until they spit out teeth!
Their lack of cap respect has put a curse on this team!
Only if I finish my broccoli and drink a glass of milk.
May 28th, 20097:12 pm
Not to start an argument but Willingham and Hermida give me too much of a Francoeur vibe and Cantu can no longer play the middle infield.
Exactly! What are you thinking you’ll get for Jeff at this point? My choices are actually players that could be included in a straight up deal or a packaged deal (depending on situation) It’s called being realistic about what Jeff’s value is.
One may argue that Hermida has never had a full healthy season with FLA, may need a change of scenery just like Jeff. As far as Willingham, he won’t get enough AB in that crowded Nats OF. If he’s healthy, he’s a dangerous hitter with good HR power.
and you know that Cantu can’t play 2B because? Give me a break, if KJ can learn to play 2B after never having played it at the major league level, why can’t Cantu play there. He used to play there prior to the move to 3B and 1B (now). He’a a legit 25HR RH bat that the Braves can surely use and won’t break the bank.
I’m not saying those are the best options, but they are affordable and fit the Braves payroll. Just trying to think realistically here. It’s not fantasy baseball ( if it were, I’d make the trade for Ludwick and Pujols and be done with it:)
I get your freaking point! He needs to plant his butt behind the plate! OK! Go tell him that then! Gya…
I’m betting scaredy cat scaredy cat.
In the words of George Canstanza (sorry if it’s spelled wrong): “Well aren’t you something.”
Wiki you are not going to get a “shut down” pitcher with your 5th starter. I say give Glavine a shot
Jerald explain why Wren needs to be fired. I know we need offense and so does he. He can’t make people come here. And he did a helluva job revamping the pitching staff. And I recall a litle trade he made with Detroit that’s looking pretty good.
JERALD- i like your ideas. many assume (i do) that TP is around as BC’s successor. that said, it’d be hard to fire the hitting coach who is the heir apparent. Chambliss is an interesting idea. don’t know about his mangerial exp., but he was a good player- a brave and a yankee- and on good staffs on NY.
Baylor would probably be a good fit, he was good when he was here as i recall (as much as i can recall about a hitting coach’s performance from 8 yrs ago!) who knows about Leo- he’s an ATL favorite. If McDowell gets chased it should be a possibility. Seems like some of our former pitchers have dogged him a little out of the corners of their mouth since he left though (smoltz comes to mind), but you can’t argue with success.
Steve from OH
May 28th, 20097:13 pm
The Braves have no clue how to evaluate their own players.
The truth is always somewhere in the middle, of course. But “the middle” is a pretty broad area considering your perception of “the Braves overvalue their players” and “JoJo Reyes is a BUM.” I’d say Reyes and Francoeur both have some trade value, and it’s probably higher than a lot of bloggers think. Is it as high as the Braves FO thinks? Maybe not, but at least they’re not willing to sell low on their players.
May 28th, 20097:14 pm
Is there any reason why we can’t call up Blanco (or Barton) and send down Reyes? – Interested Observer
Reyes is on the DL right now. He and Infante went on the DL when Medlen and Hernandez were called up.
May 28th, 20097:15 pm
Barbaro Canizares is doing great down in Gwinnett. The guy might be lousy on defense but he couldn’t be any worse off the bench than Norton. Maybe we should call him up and see what he can do.
May 28th, 20097:16 pm
Maybe not, but at least they’re not willing to sell low on their players.
With Francoeur, like I said in the offseason, it’d be selling high. His trade value is going nowhere but down.
Joe Torre is a flat biller too
May 28th, 20097:17 pm
I think any trade that involves Frenchy is probably going to be a “change of scenary” trade. Frenchy leaves and tries to revive thoughts that he might be something special with a new team while the Braves receive a guy who is trying to do the same.
Hope it works out better than the change of scenary trade involving Mckay McBride and Will Ledezma.
May 28th, 20097:19 pm
andrew jones came to the majors at 19 years old.he was not a discipline hitter at the time.he got by on pure athletic ability.from all accounts,heyward has great plate discipline,a quick study,and great natural ability.i know i’m in the minority here,but i believe he can make the successful jump
What’s this? A George Constanza reference by McFann? Her parents have finally let her watch something other than dated shows from the 50s? Thank the Lord! Couldn’t take one more Leave it to Beaver reference.
May 28th, 20097:21 pm
Thanks Bravesfan, I forgot about Jo Jo’s hammy issue. I still think we’d be better off with a 5th outfielder than the extra reliever.
May 28th, 20097:23 pm
Leave to Beaver, I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith….they don’t make it now like they used to.
Will & Grace and Friends and all that…it’s the same dull sex jokes and unfunny humor.
LT- A Blogger
May 28th, 20097:24 pm
Folks willing to give up 2 top pitching plus a couple other decent prospects for a half season of Matt Holliday? No thanks.
Also, I remember watching Blanco last year and didn’t think he is anything but bench support. Rather see Schafer getting experience as long as it doesn’t appear to be hurting him long term.
If this team could ever get/stay healthy for an extended period of time, there is no reason they cannot compete to win this division.
May 28th, 20097:26 pm
I Do Believe you might know what you are talking about before u shoot your mouth off about McBride Ledezma, I believe McBride had TJ surgery
May 28th, 20097:28 pm
They want a “significant return” for Jo-Jo Reyes? That pretty much explains the Francoeur situation. The Braves have no clue how to evaluate their own players. WTF
Assuming Stark’s rumors are correct – I think Wren’s trade demands have less to do with player evaluation deficiencies on his part, and more to do with Wren positioning the Braves on the trade market. I suspect that the Braves are one of only a handful of teams with young pitching to spare, and Wren of course knows this. He likely won’t get his current asking price, but he can always lower his trade demands for Reyes et al. if the right deal (for the right bat) starts to materialize.
May 28th, 20097:29 pm
I agree that expectations for a 5th starter are low in relative terms. My comments are with respect to a SP on THIS team……that can’t consistently produce runs. You missed the point. I’berg missed the point as well. I wrote “at best”. For Glavine, for example, I would anticipate say 5 starts to run like this in IP, earned runs: 6,2…..4,4…..6,1…..2,7….5,4….realistically. On a team that can put runs on the board, Glavine would likely be of more value.
Rob from SC
First off, Let me start by saying I think Frank Wren has done a great job protecting our young players. That is where my happiness ends. THere is no way this team is serious about winning because they are keeping Tommy Hanson in the minors. I am sorry but Tom Glavine should not be on this team. We deserve to lose every game started by a fifth starter until Hanson is called up. As much as I like Heyward and Hernandez, they belong in the minors for the whole season. Our offense sucks and their is no quick fix to solve the problem. I love this team and I will always believe we can compete, but the common sense in me knows it might take a few years of rebuilding.
May 28th, 20097:30 pm
A few trade options I thought of:
Mike Jacobs – The Royals have Billy Butler to play first base and DH. He is splitting time with Jacobs, but mainly DHing because of his poor defense. The Royals have trouble scoring themselves, but might part with Jacobs for Kotchman/Morton or something similar. Dayton Moore knows our organization inside and out, so if anything happens it would have to be a “fair” swap, or at least have that perception.
Conor Jackson – He is currently on the DL with some type of flu-like illness. He has lost 8 – 10 lbs. since getting sick. There is no telling how it will affect him. The good news, he plays LF and can play 1B if needed. He doesn’t have 35 HR potential, but can hit a legit 15 – 20, while hitting .300. I don’t know what it would take to get him. The Diamondbacks usually want pitching.
Chris B. Young – Of course, nobody would want him right now. But, if he gets out of his slump, he can hit 25 – 30 HRs, play a good CF or LF, and steal 15 – 20 bases. I don’t have much faith that TP can get him going, but we need to get creative.
Delmon Young – Of course, he hasn’t even been able to beat out Denard Span. But, he would probably be affordable. The Twins would want pitching, they always do. It probably could happen, but not anytime soon. They will try to stay in contention for as long as possible.
Jermaine Dye – not gonna happen
Matt Holliday – not gonna happen
May 28th, 20097:34 pm
It’s not going to do the Braves any good to bring up Hanson unless he can play outfield and can swing the stick. What good is it to bring him up here if we can’t score any runs for him? I say let Glavine have the 5th spot and then if we manage to bring in a bat or two that can jumpstart this offense…then bring up Hansen.
May 28th, 20097:35 pm
You are delusional. He is in High-A Myrtle Beach. Andruw was called up at the end of the year, when rosters could be expanded for the playoffs. He was not asked to do anything but get a taste of the big leagues. Did we think he could help us? Of course, or we wouldn’t have added him. But, we already had plenty of offense, with plenty of veterans. There was absolutely no pressure. Plus, he absolutely already belonged in the big leagues defensively. So even if he couldn’t hit, he could have been used as a late game defensive replacement or a pinch runner (he did have good speed when before he put on a bunch of wait and didn’t stay in shape). Heyward plays LF for a reason, that is where you put your worse defensive outfielder with the weakest arm. See Adam Dunn, Raul Ibanez, Manny Ramirez, Jr. (this year), Pat Burrel, Garret Anderson, Matt Diaz, etc.
May 28th, 20097:37 pm
Don’t worry about it. Glavine is going to get every shot to lock down the 5th spot of the rotation. Hanson will not be called up until either Glavine fails/gets hurt, another pitcher suffers a significant injury (60-day DL), or Kawakami loses his spot due to ineffectiveness. The wild card would be if we traded a starter to get a bat.
Does anyone know what happened to heyward at MB?He didnt play yesterday,and he’s not ine the lineup tonight.He’s missed quite a few games this year.Is he injury prone or what.Chipper 2.0
May 28th, 20097:39 pm
Exactly…this is how it will go down. No doubt about it.
May 28th, 20097:41 pm
When a person has had some success in whatever their chosen field may be, it is pretty difficult to totally change the way they operate. I think that is what Frenchy is attempting to do. How good he was in his first couple of years is arguable but what isn’t arguable is that folks were projecting him for great things. The fact that he is making the effort instead of being bullheaded and sticking to his guns tells me something about the guy. I don’t know the guy and only make guesses from what I see but it seems to me he has the intelligence and humility to have a reasonable chance of getting better. It looks like he still has to think about what he’s trying to do so his reaction time isn’t what it can be. In baseball a person can do everything right and still not have his hits fall and after a while get frustrated and get away from good fundamentals. He has lapsed already this year when things weren’t progressing but I like his approach o.k. again. I think the Red Sox can afford to gamble on a guy like that and maybe hit the jackpot. I would hate to see the Braves have to give up on him but I’m not sure they can afford the gamble if they’re committed to winning this year, which I’m not convinced they should be.
To go further with my “observation”, it looks like, to me, that Schafer’s stroke hasn’t changed dramatically thru his struggles. Whether he should change or not I don’t know but just wondering if anyone else is seeing it the same.
May 28th, 20097:42 pm
heyward is playing RF,he’s even played center a few games this year.By all accounts,he’s suppose to be an above average fielder.five tools
May 28th, 20097:43 pm
Actually Heyward plays RF and is good defensively with a good arm and has at least average speed
There you guy implying that Wren has some level of competence. I don’t know if you have read the blog lately, but it is obvious from what I have read that Wren is clueless, Bobby is senile, and McCann is at best the 2nd best catcher on the team.
I do think a “centerpiece” bat would be a huge difference….thus making Glavine a realistic option. A true impact type cleanup hitter would allow the complimentary bats (mccann, chipper, yunel, KJ) to produce. Then the offense would be more consistent.
May 28th, 20097:44 pm
Medlen was pitching BETTER at AAA than Hanson, and look how his first two starts have gone. (okay, he didn’t pitch badly at times, but the overall results could have been better.) You can’t expect more than that from Hanson when he comes up either. Calling up Hanson is NOT going to be a cure-all for this team–likely wouldn’t be even if our problem was pitching.
May 28th, 20097:46 pm
I didn’t miss the point wiki. You said that glavine is not the type of pitcher that will shut down a team. Obviosly he is not. But regardless of th offens on this team, NO 5th starter is a shut down pitcher and to use your stats if glavine gives us 6 innings and 3 runs we will be ahead of the game.
Anti-Negative Guy: I knew someone would ask why I would fire Wren. Actually I wouldn’t. I would find another position for him. It’s not that I think he did a bad job. Quite the contrary. I like the top 3 in the rotation and it won’t be long before Hanson will just make it an outstanding rotation. And if Hudson comes back strong, we could have one of the best 5-man rotations next year that we’ve ever had. But to be honest, I really don’t believe that the club will pick up the option on Hudson because that money will be needed elsewhere. Anyway, I think the team would have a hard time getting rid of Bobby because it would almost be a sin as long as he’s been here. So why not put him back in the front office. He really did a great job before being asked to return to the dugout. And his first official act could be dropping the hammer on McDowell and Pendleton.
May 28th, 20097:47 pm
Sorry about that. I stand corrected. I thought he played LF for us in ST.
May 28th, 20097:48 pm
Cameron Kotchman is not the problem on this team
May 28th, 20097:51 pm
On my way to Chase Field (the stadium formerly known as Bank One) to check out Braves BP before the game.
May 28th, 20097:52 pm
hoho: Chambliss managed the Macon Braves at one point. I think Chipper was on that team. Anyway, as I recall, he was the first manager to win 100 games in that rung of the minors. Again, maybe someone can shed a little more light on that. Chambliss was also a decent hitting coach. I’ve always liked him and thought he had a level head on his shoulders. He was also one of my favorite Bronx Zoo players back in the latter 70s.
“To go further with my “observation”, it looks like, to me, that Schafer’s stroke hasn’t changed dramatically thru his struggles. Whether he should change or not I don’t know but just wondering if anyone else is seeing it the same.”
I think Schafer has the Furcal syndrome and is trying too hard to power his stroke. The worst think to happen to him was his first game HR, now he is trying too hard to do it more. I would like to see him shorten his swing and just focus on see the ball, hit the ball. Once he starts making regular contact, he can work on power.
May 28th, 20097:53 pm
I respec your opinion Jerald but I believe Bobby would retire rather than go to the FO. And I believe Wren is doing a great job. But things are not going to happen overnight. I feel we have a good base both in the minors and the big team. But we obviously need more offense. The problem with that is it’s much easier to need it than to get it
May 28th, 20097:54 pm
Both Chipper and Escobar are in the lineup, though there is another lineup, a backup plan in case Escobar isn’t feeling up to it after taking BP. Chipper’s playing. Just talked to him. He’s alright hitting left-handed.
LINEUP (for now, at least)
1. Johnson, 2B
2. Escobar, SS
3. Chipper, RF
4. McCann, C
5. Anderson, LF
6. Kotchman, 1B
7. Francoeur, RF
8. Schafer, CF
9. Lowe, RH
I never said he was. I think he is a good hitter and a gold glove first basemen. There are just no affordable, attainable options out there for LF. I think trading Frenchy is a mistake. I was trying to think outside of the box with a few assumptions: we need more power or speed, we aren’t going to get an impact LF, we are not going to purge our farm system like we did in the Tex trade. That is why I came up with Jacobs and Jackson. I only said to trade Kotchman, because you would have no need for two first basemen and the Royals would need a defensive 1B to replace Jacobs. Billy Butler is way below inadequate in the field.
May 28th, 20097:55 pm
Serious question here — Does anyone really know what a MLB hitting coach does? There are all kinds of players around MLB struggling and I was wondering if there are any regular duties that a hitting coach does either with the team or individual players.
May 28th, 20097:57 pm
2009 sucks: Friends was so freakin funny. That’s way it lasted as long as it did.
May 28th, 20098:02 pm
Perhap someone could forward this to Terry Pendleton —
May 28th, 20098:03 pm
Rob from SC: I agree that Hanson should be brought up now. Some believe that he won’t be brought up until July because of the arbitration eligibility down the road, but that was the same issue that the club had with Schafer and he made the team anyway. So, I really don’t think that holds any water with the FO.
May 28th, 20098:04 pm
Yes anti-neg you did miss the point. 3 ER in 6 IP is not “ahead of the game” on this team as it stands. Did you see any of the SF series? Or the season for that matter? Even if the bullpen is perfect, the ERA is 4.5. This is a sub .500 team if it were to have a 4.5 ERA. It almost is with a 4.10 ERA! Again, if we’re talking about the Phillies, then 3 Runs in 6 would work.
May 28th, 20098:06 pm
why wont Mccan block the plate anymore? Is it because he was knocked silly last year? Now he wont block the plate for nothing.
That sounds like Mcscared.
put mccann at first and trade kotchman for a good outfielder.
May 28th, 20098:09 pm
Cameron, Kotchman is going to give us 15 homers 40-45 doubles 80 RBI’s and great defense. I understand we need more offense but I would rather have Kotch overall that Jacobs.. Maybe not as many homers but comperable production and tha defense is obvious
Good reports on Glavine today. Worked at 82-83 mph with his fastball, but got one up to 86 in his last inning. He’s scheduled to make one more start, probably at Rome. Then it’s into Braves rotation, if no setbacks.
May 28th, 20098:11 pm
Good to hear DOB…appreciate the report on Glavine.
May 28th, 20098:12 pm
Top two NL strikeout leaders are both in tonight’s game — Mark Reynolds (64) and Schafer (57). Third on list is Ryan Howard (54).
May 28th, 20098:13 pm
any reason KJ is back in the leadoff spot and kotchman is at the bottom?
MGL “I think Schafer has the Furcal syndrome and is trying too hard to power his stroke”
You may be right, and I haven’t seen him until this year but he seems to me to be swinging just like he did in the Spring. Looks to me like the pitchers have found the holes in his swing (letter high/middle in and low and in) and he’s just missing. I agree though that he might be better served to shorten the swing, at least for the time being.
wiki……….5th starter dumdass!!!!!! He’s not a stopper he’s a 5th starter. don’t know the stats but I bet a 4.5 era for a 5th starter is average or better around tha league. It doesn’t matte what this team neesds he will be above average FOR A 5th STARTER!!!!!!!!
May 28th, 20098:15 pm
we should be trading away players and stocking our farm system for the future instead of destroying it so we finish in 3rd instead of 4th…. wouldnt this be the smartest move?????
May 28th, 20098:16 pm
cameron can give you 17 to 25 homers. kotchamn this year will give you 9 to 12 homeruns.
May 28th, 20098:17 pm
is there any truth to the possibility that schafer would hit better batting in the one or two spot ahead of chipper?
May 28th, 20098:20 pm
You never know. Moving Schafer up might actually work. Batting him in front of a good hitter might get him some better pitches. Also, as lead off the pressure of batting in runners certainly wouldn’t be there.
Gotta win 3 out of 4 in this series. It’s imperative. Go Braves!
AZ Braves Fan
Hello everybody. Welcome to the desert. I’m looking forward to the good pitching matchup tonight. Going to see JJ pitch in person tomorrow night, bringing along my 83 yr old Braves-fan Mom from Marietta as well as my Braves-fan daughter.
DOB, let me know if you’re hankerin’ for some good ‘que. There are a few great ones out here.
May 28th, 20098:23 pm
DOB, Any idea on if and when Bobby would give Schafer a day off? (I’m not sure who we could plug in center for a game or two, but dude seriously needs a day off in my opinion).
Az braves fan where you from? I live in Tucson.
May 28th, 20098:24 pm
could be seen as a big deal: brett myers might not season ending hip surgery.
May 28th, 20098:25 pm
Chris Chambliss is managing the Charlotte Knights this year. They are the White Sox AAA affiliate.
Schafer's Facial Expression
I just stole some weed.
I’m from Marietta, but I’ve lived in Mesa/Gilbert for 20 yrs. Are you traveling up?
I always think it’s fun to go back and read the blog the last time DOB used a certain song. Fun to see what the perspective was at the time, with the added filter of hindsight.
Blog from July 26th, 2007
Not a knock, btw. It’s inevitable that songs will be re-used over the years, especially really good ones. I just happened to remember reading those lyrics here before.
Good luck tonight Bravos! Go get ‘em Lowe.
May 28th, 20098:27 pm
Ten girls in my Hummer is one for each toe.
I agree with you on Kotchman’s numbers and that he is far superior defensively. But, you cannot underestimate the value of having power in your lineup. When you have a man on first with two outs a double may or may not score a run. A homer always does, and it scores two. When you are down by a run late in the game, facing a team’s best relievers, it is hard to string together a few hits to score a run, much less two or three. A homer scores one automatically, maybe more if people are on base.
Say we get Jacobs and he hits fifth. They have to pitch to Chipper cause McCann is behind him. They have to pitch to McCann because Jacobs is behind him. You put a man on in front of Jacobs, you may give up two runs on the next pitch. Escobar, Chipper, and McCann all are high on base guys and would give Jacobs plenty of RBI opportunities. Kotchman is solid and even comes through in the clutch, but Jacobs could go a long way towards legitimizing our lineup.
May 28th, 20098:29 pm
Az fan, I’m going to the Sunday game. Just got out of school and took a little vacation to Cali for a week (I was at the San francisco game last night). Hopefully medlen can figure it out.
If I ever fix the hole in my swing, I get to go back to my ghetto strut. Till then, just some F-Bomb Screams. Word.
May 28th, 20098:30 pm
I sure hope the Braves play well tonight. Not many other games going on tonight. I don’t want another lousy performance plastered all over tv because they need something to talk about.
May 28th, 20098:31 pm
I can slice a tomato with my baseball cap.
That’s interesting, but it also shows that you have WAY TOO MUCH time on your hands!!
May 28th, 20098:33 pm
If you put a flat-billed hat on this thing , you’d probably have a good rendition of Jordan Schafer.
May 28th, 20098:34 pm
Back when I played Hermie the Dentist, Santa wouldn’t let me thug that much. Punk*ss Santa.
May 28th, 20098:36 pm
PWHjort– That pic you posted reminds me of an ex girlfriend.
May 28th, 20098:37 pm
You guys watching Glavine on CSS?
WTF, KJ Is leading off again…! Not Good! Why does Bobby continue to use the same struggling lineups, I mean, come on…
Cameron no way they are going to give good pitches to McCann because Jacobs is hitting behind him. Jacobs strikes out too much and is hitting 25o. Who would you rather face, Jacobs or McCann? Jacobs is at BEST an average first baseman and overall Kotchaman is above average. Find me someone other than you that makes that trade straight up
My Nike contract is dope. No, for real, it’s actually dope.
May 28th, 20098:38 pm
Does Frenchy have minor league options? Why let him try to work in out in the minors rather than just giving him away?
May 28th, 20098:39 pm
My hat bill is aerodynamically shaped to keep my ears from blowing off when I run.
May 28th, 20098:40 pm
jordan should attempt to bunt for a hit at least 3 times a game, like wesley snipes was required to do pushups everytime he hit a popup in major league. francine should be sent down, if he crys so be it. he can either work hard to get back or sit there, but they shouldn’t give him away. you know the phillies and mets are gonna be big players in some deals to put themselves over the top, hopefully the braves will do something.
ESCOBAR SCRATCHED, which I’ve got to say isn’t too surprising after seeing how gingerly he took ground balls out there while ago. Diory’s in there again. Lineup to come.
May 28th, 20098:41 pm
Who would replace Frenchy if he went down to the minors? None of the OF at Gwinnett have shown any signs of doing better than Frenchy.
DOB @ 7:54 PM has Chipper Jones in right field.
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