2:17 pm June 8, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 8th, 20097:32 pm
Nice pick Marteen.
8th? Why not 9th?
Frank from KS
June 8th, 20097:33 pm
Ya hate everything ESPN?
SO…that means you hate Hannah Storm, Kris McKendry, Dana Jacobs, Sage Steele…just to name a few.
I know I personally couldn’t hate any of them beauties especially the sexy Hannah Storm.
Peppridge Blogs Remembers
His only prolonged stretch of starting everyday (last August) produced immense results.
He played more in September of that year (2008) and was total crap.
Starter or not… Prado is extremely valuable to the team.
June 8th, 20097:35 pm
Paul Lentz, I seriously think Frenchy has it in his mind that he’s aggressive, will ambush the pitcher,you just wait, kinda attitude. Remember, he came up doing the same thing, but pitchers aren’t stupid…they’re 2 or 10 steps ahead of him.
Good Efficient Inning for Kamakaze
Dog of Flanders
does nothing for BA or OBP
Steve from OH
The draft and the minors is my thing as well. I prefer not to draft Wheeler if we could, I’ve seen this kid pitch in person and I was not impressed. He has a very nice FB with tons of movement but could not throw it for a strike luckily he was facing HS hitters that were swinging at everything. Two kid swung at three staight FBs that were literally 10 ft. outside and in the dirt. Wheeler rarely threw his CB and when he did is was nowhere close to being a strike although it did have a nice break and he didn’t throw a change.
You are right,N8 we can love them both.
June 8th, 20097:36 pm
Why is Stenchy aka Failcoeur aka Franqueer still on the roster? The guys blows.
Frank, not everything, but most of it. Sexy woman are always fun to look at.
Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Warren Spahn, Phil Nikero, Cy Young, Lefty Grove (sp?), Kid Nichols, Charles Radborn (sp?), and Jon Clarkson. (PWH)
very good. how many did you hafta look up? most all of us would have had to look up some of them. And we almost had Seaver too. What a bummer that was.
Kawakami is terrible. What was Frank Wren thinking? Fire Wren now!
Oh wait, am I off cue again?
RHR………as much as Franceour SUCKS hitting, he is still a better “option” than a pitcher is. Besides, Franceour can get lucky ever 6 weeks and hit a homer. After all, he is on “pace” to hit 12 homers this year, lol. Chances are, out pitchers may not hit a homer all year. If I was the manager, it would be “tempting” to bat Franceour 9th, lol. However I wouldnt do that. I’d bat him 8th.
Well, today’s start for Kawakami has been as if it were a 6 man rotation due to the rain out with Cubs. He pitched well when he had that rest against Toronto. Not trying to jinx here, but could there be something to that?
June 8th, 20097:37 pm
If I’m not Mistaking a(n) FC doesn’t have an effect on your batting avg…but it does count as a plate appearance…Don’t quote me on that
Brandon Moss looks like a “slow” version of Chipper
Did Mr Jones go astray there in GA from his missus ?
Like I said, Starter or not… Prado is extremely valuable to the team.
Here is what Kenshin washes down his sushi-flavored candy with:
Green tea Coca Cola to debut in Japan, while Pepsi Cola tries basil
By Associated Press
8:03 AM CDT, June 4, 2009
TOKYO (AP) — Forget “Classic” or “New” Coke. In Japan, you can soon have your cola flavored with green tea or basil.
Green tea-flavored Coca-Cola will hit Japanese stores June 8, Coca Cola (Japan) Co. spokesman Katsuya Sato said Thursday. It contains tea antioxidants called catechins, leaves a slight green tea aftertaste and is mainly targeted at health-conscious women in their 20s and 30s, Sato said.
“We wanted to cater to people who are looking for something that tastes good but is also good for health and beauty,” he said…
Rival Pepsi Cola is countering with another exotic cola — Japanese basil-flavored “Pepsi Shiso,” which hits stores in late June.
bunt bunt wild pitch or gidp k
June 8th, 20097:39 pm
Prado now has an 8 game hit streak and Kelly kindly K’s behind him.
Another quality AB by KJ.
So….when Escobar hit in to a fielder’s choice in the 1st, his batting average didn’t decrease? (Isn’t he officially 0-1 right now?)
There’s those Japanese league fundamentals we’ve heard about…
Lew, if you’re around? Did you do a painting of McCann and give it to him or his parents? I saw a painting that looks like one of yours in the background on the preview of Spotlight on McCann. It’s in a shot where his dad is talking.
June 8th, 20097:40 pm
his BA decreased as well as his OBP
If Chris 24 is right. Could we put Medlin in the rotation and go with a 6 guy rotation?
June 8th, 20097:41 pm
I believe a FC counts against both the BA and OBP.
June 8th, 20097:42 pm
Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Warren Spahn, Phil Nikero, Cy Young, Lefty Grove (sp?), Kid Nichols, Charles Radborn (sp?), and Jon Clarkson. (PWH)
sorry I went through that list too quickly. Grove played for the Red Sox
The pitchers and number of wins as a Brave.
Warren Spahn – 356
“Kid” Nichols – 329
Phil Niekro – 268
Tom Glavine – 244
Greg Maddux – 194
John Clarkson – 149
“Hoss” Radbourn – 78
Gaylord Perry – 8
Cy Young – 4
A fielder’s choice counts as an out made, so yes it lowers your batting average. An exception might be Kelly Johnson or Jeff Francoeur as their average is already so low that an additional out sometimes does not lower the average by a full .001.
How about a painting of McCann hiding behind the umpire while a baserunner slides across home plate.
TnBrian………..my point exactly. Players who have long term success in the Majors are the ones who can make adjustments. Franceour shot like a flame when he first came up because pitchers didnt know how to pitch him. However, that time has long passed. Not only has Franceour failed to make the adjustments……….he cant hit the pitcher’s mistakes.
Look at McClouth. You can tell by the way he swings and turns on a pitch that he “belongs”. The Braves got an absolute STEAL in the trade. Yet many of you would rather see Glavine out there. PATHETIC, but not surprising.
June 8th, 20097:43 pm
Lew – here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W7vBKavuUc
I didn’t have to look any of them up. I can name all 24 (yes, I’m a f’n dork). But I think I got it wrong, since Gaylord Perry is one of them. And I can’t remember which of Cy Young, Kid Nichols, Lefty Grove (again, sp?), or Charles Radborn (again, sp?) didn’t play for the Boston (Atlanta) club but played for the Boston (Boston) club. I know John Clarkson played for the Boston franchise that turned into the Braves because I did a research paper on him for my freshmen English class.
Tommy Hanson is a lard@$$
I hope Tommy Hanson is not taking steroids. If he does, they’ll have to put an ASSTERISK next to his eventual 300 wins.
June 8th, 20097:44 pm
McCannvas, thanks for contributing. You can go shave your back now.
June 8th, 20097:45 pm
OK…so, let me get this straight…
Say it is the first day of the season. You go 0-4, with a fielder’s choice and a run scored… You have a run scored with a .000 OBP? That seems odd.
I am not doubting it, just seems odd.
June 8th, 20097:46 pm
You got something against people with back hair? My feelings are hurt if you do;)
Heath, you can also lose a game that you pitch a no-hitter in.
June 8th, 20097:47 pm
right, you got a run and a zero BA
On-base percentage is calculated by adding hits, walks and hit-by-pitches and dividing that number by the sum of all at-bats, walks, hit-by-pitches and sacrifice flies.
and yes, a zero OBP
June 8th, 20097:48 pm
so yes you can score a run with a zero OBP. and zero BA.
Tommy Hanson makes the headlines
The headline of todays’ blog reads:
Hanson: FLASSHES of brilliance
I learned my lesson yesterday to draw conclusions from three innings work. But I wonder if another solid performance from KK will finally get Bowman to open his eyes and realize this is a guy who keeps us in games almost every start.
Not at all, sid. Just idiots with back hair.
June 8th, 20097:49 pm
And as far as the baseball analysts(sp), I have for the longest time…have repected everything and trusted what he bring to the table as far as rumors, gossip, etc…and that’s Peter Gammons.
I remember back when the 14 year run started, I used to make sure not to miss his *Diamond Notes* on ESPN to hear who might get traded, etc. I know he still talks about who might go where, etc on Baseball Tonight……but his edition of *Diamond Notes* every few days or weeks (can’t remember what it was) back then was always something I looked forward to.
Nice inning KK!
I wonder if Ryan Doumit will be moved this season too. Man, imagine the haul he would return. Red Sox, anyone?
June 8th, 20097:50 pm
Prado did play 21 games in Aug of 08. The Braves were 7 – 14 during that period.
…gotta love baseball with those oddities. Thanks for the clarification all.
Meanwhile…great pitching through 3 innings for KK so far.
No wonder you people post so many stupid things.
You don’t even know how to compute batting averages or on-base percentages.
I’d hate to see what your checkbooks look like. You probably can’t even keep them balanced.
June 8th, 20097:51 pm
Boog’s never heard a shopping cart called a buggy? WOW
baseball full of anomalies, Heath – recently, GA struck out – yet scored a run
June 8th, 20097:52 pm
Sorry I’m late…
That throw of BMac’s was right on the money! I’m really liking this catch-the-guy-stealing thing. It’s pretty cool…
cart = trolley in UK
Dr. Mark Martinez
June 8th, 20097:53 pm
.. but lets look at the facts or stats: his line was 6 innings-6 hits, 3 of those hits left the yard, one was a double by the opposing pitcher. 2 singles,(16 total bases in 6 innings) and all he gets is one compliment after another and don’t you dare criticize his performance, if you critcize you weren’t “watching the game.” Thats crazy, I watched everyone of those HR’s leave the park. By listening to reporters and bloggers I don’t think the guy could have done anything wrong in most peoples eyes once he struck out the side that one time.
You aren’t alone. What you saw in results yesterday was not good. Apparently it is about ,em>stuff not results. You are brave sir to bring this up on this blog. Tommy Hanson can do no wrong…when’s the last time one player was the subject of back to back blogs. If anyone says anything they’ll be savaged liked what went on here yesterday when some poor souls had the audacity to not be impressed they couldn’t even use their normal names.You aren’t alone, many in my office today were scratching their heads too.
You know, the more I think about it the more I realize what a horrifically horrible trade that was for the Pirates to make.
Charlie Morton? Wow. That’s a bad trade. Those other guys haven’t even played in the majors yet. I mean, I understand that that is common but Gorkys isn’t even close to being ready.
All Charlie Morton ever says is how little confidence he has. That’s not something I would really look for in a player if I were a gm. Bad trade for those Pirates. I kind of feel bad for them. My dad was born there, I’ve always kind of liked them in one way or another. Lotta great history. It’s getting more and more historyish by the day.
The future does not look good for Pittsburg. I almost want them to win tonight.
What is wrong with me?
June 8th, 20097:54 pm
When I was young I dated a girl named Anoma Lee Pritchert.
I was beginning to wonder where you were McFann.
too much pity, Mitchell – have a drink
June 8th, 20097:55 pm
OMG! They Still Play That “Walk IT Out Garbage!” That Song Is Gawd-Awful!
red sox looking at a braves shortstop??
Kawakami is an animal, love the guy
He has received the lowest run support in baseball yet still battles like “the wind in a bad valley going upstream”….
Petite has made my main man Longoria look like a hs kid, carved him up twice now
All MLB Network is is Yankees and Rays….like the game isn’t on frickin ESPN!
I just heard Tommy Hanson listens to Rise Against!! Great Chicago Band!
June 8th, 20097:56 pm
Knowing that pitchers are not going to throw very many strikes to Franceour, it would be a good idea if Bobby Cox told Franceour to not swing at ANY pitches in this next at-bat and see if he can draw a walk.
Love The 2pac “California Love” that That They Play for Loaf, Now We’re Getting somewhere…
What happened to the offense?
McCanns of beer
McFann drinks heavily before and during games.
June 8th, 20097:57 pm
Red Sox need a shortstop, I’m sure they’re shopping all around.
God, that was not a professional at-bat by GA.
Yet, when he went to SD, he became a fine hitter against both lefties and righties. (N8)
gonna disagree with that N8. he had a couple of ok years(723 & 753 OPS), a couple of good years(863 & 840 OPS0 and a couple of really crappy years (564 & 609 OPS). Each good year was followed immediately by a crappy year which just means he was still no more that OK just the distribution was skewed. basically he was a 250/330/430 at best hitter even then. certainly not good enough to demand that he play all the time. In Atl “Ice” Williams had three seasons that were all much better than those, r. Big K was pretty much the definition of a successful platoon player. When combined with a good RHer they produced very well.
June 8th, 20097:58 pm
I just found a program from opening night. Good game that one. Odd to see Glavine on the cover with the other starters.
It’s kind of a rip-off if you ask me. It looked like he was never going to come back after that game last year against the lowly Cubbies. I wanted to see him pitch again. I don’t care if it was the right move or the wrong move, I expected to see him start again and it ain’t happenin’.
Kinda sucks in my opinion.
but hernandez? surely braves ain’t trading escobar
pretty sure mcfann cant even buy beer yet pal.
Steve from OH
Jay, I really don’t know what to say. I haven’t seen him in person but have seen video of him. Scouts like him a lot, obviously. Personally, Matzek would be #1 on my draft board were I the Braves.
Anderson with Francoeur-like swings these past two games
Yeah, and our ole boy Tex hit another bomb.
Did ya happen to see the bomb Swisher hit?
Frenchy is a complete joke.
June 8th, 20097:59 pm
Just read on MLBtraderumors.com that the redsox are inquiring mystery Shortstop from the Braves???? it doesnt go into much detail. I know the Braves wont trade Yunel……
semiballcoach, probably Brandon Hicks. Although I can’t imagine why they would want him. Why wouldn’t Cafardo just say Escobar? Strange.
Two words: Erin Andrews (see Mr. SEC.com if you need an explanation). Someone has it bad for her.
June 8th, 20098:00 pm
too much pity, Mitchell – 2nd thought, drink might make it worse
Starting to see why Garret and Griffey were still available in Spring Training. And that it was more than just the economy.
Now if the Braves wouldn’t give Escobar for Peavy they sure won’t give him up for anyone the BoSox have.
June 8th, 20098:01 pm
Okay, I see the wide-open mouth (surprised look) emoticon doesn’t work on the ole blog.
Erin Andrews is a skank
Over hyped, under dressed, no talent.
I don’t know, semi. They might in exchange for the right OF’er.
June 8th, 20098:02 pm
Chip: There goes the no hitter.
June 8th, 20098:03 pm
I can’t forsee a situation in which they would move Esco, especially with no depth in the minor league system. His overall value (offense and defense) would be very hard to replace.
Frank KS – I honestly thought Swisher sucks, BUT
he won the Yanks at least 4 games earlier this year and has battled on very well.. he seems like a riot as well
Pittsburgh is an embarrassment to baseball
June 8th, 20098:04 pm
Games against the Pirates should count only as exhibition games. Like if the Braves played Valdosta State.
The Red Sox may have asked about Escobar but I bet that conversation didn’t last very long.
Trading Yunel would be idiotic. But then again, this is the same team that wanted to bring Furcal back here. Funny, I haven’t read any follow up questions to the Braves brass about his numbers this year, eh?
This PiraTES CF can really play
hits well and is quite “smart”
June 8th, 20098:05 pm
Here we go.
Canadaian braves fan
anyone see on mlbtraderumors that the Red Sox have talked to braves about a shortstop, anyone heard of this
Nate from NCState
I’d trade Yunel for Youkilis.. that’s about it.
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