2:17 pm June 8, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 8th, 20098:06 pm
Chip: and there goes the shutout
If the rumor is true, it has to be Escobar. The Braves have no other SS’s of value…who are healthy. Hernandez or Hicks? Give me a break.
It’s interesting though.
I Don’t know about some of the other cats on here, But I’m getting tired of that Flat Slow Hanging That Kamakaze slobs up there so far this year…He uses it too often I think
They wanted Furcal to play 2nd not SS genius.
Regardless of numbers, they didn’t want to get rid of Yunel and sign Raffy. That deal was after the Peavy one feel through.
Maybe the Sox know they can make a run at a Holliday type player and are willing to trade Bay? Of course, I seriously doubt it, and we don’t really have a replacement now that Elvis has left the building, but you never know.
June 8th, 20098:07 pm
The Bosox are after the 2nd SS, Hernandez is my understanding… well if my cousin, who is in the Sox FO is telling the truth !
That McCutcheon cat can scoot, folks. Serious speed….
Extensive research (thanks Adam Liberman, Braves PR) has revealed that this is the latest that Bobby Cox has gone without an ejection in a season since 1996, when he got his first ejection on … yes, June 8.
He’s not been tossed from a game this season, after averaging nine ejections the past three seasons. His career-leading total sits at 143.
I would be very upset if Escobar was dealt, I think he’s very underrated, has great range, will sacrifice his body to make the play and man, what an arm…but after everything we’ve seen the past week, nothing would surprise me.
Why didn’t McCann stop that runner from scoring?
Nate from NCState
I’ve always liked Freddie Sanchez. Maybe the Pirates will unload him this season. Jo Jo Reyes anyone?
June 8th, 20098:08 pm
ottom line. Tom Glavine and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a contract that paid him 1 million dollars regardless (call it rehab pay). It called for him to receive another 1 million IF he made the roster.
At the time that this decision was needed to be made. They decided that Tommy Hanson was the better pitcher and had proved all he had to prove in AAA. It doesn’t matter if it was 1 million or 10 million owed to Glavine upon “making” the roster. (N8)
Thats what I said, the scouts prove that it was not just financial, Nate. It matters if it goes to a grievance. It will be the proof that they had a legitimate reason for releasing him other than financial, which is not an acceptable reason per union/mgmt agreement. You are right, the amount owed doesn’t matter, but they can’t cut him for that reason
June 8th, 20098:09 pm
Dogsbrekky, the BoSox are indeed looking at a Braves shortstop, although the writer who called me from up there asking didn’t know which one. I told him probably Diory, who’s looked pretty solid in his first stint in bigs.
Frenchy is a complete joke.
Just imagine if we had Swisher and his 11 homers this year standings would look alot different. Play all outfield spots and 1b too. Switch hitter as well.
But back to the Shortstop and Red Sox, I cant imagine us dealing Yunel. He will be future gold glover and hit 290.-300. every year. and we dont have another quality SS in my opinion lol. What would they give us??
Bobby Cox is a pill
Has Bobby Cox stopped getting ejections because he stopped taking Viagra?
Some Anoymous Blogger Said In An Earlier Post That
“Games against the Pirates should count only as exhibition games. Like if the Braves played Valdosta State.”
No Team Can Be taken Lightly…!
The Braves had that same Mentality in Pittsburgh and Got their A.s.s Handed to them
And If we drop 2 of 3 this series, I’m gonna Go Off!!!
June 8th, 20098:10 pm
Garret Anderson has got to go. He is taking up at bats and is top 3 worst LFs in baseball. What is he now 1 for his last 15 at bats?
Here Comes Kamakaze’s 35 Pitch Inning, Not Good!
June 8th, 20098:11 pm
I dont think that anyone is saying that Tommy Hanson had a “great” outing yesterday. However, he SHOWED flashes of why he is going to be a STUD in the pitching rotation for years to come. He made some mistakes, that the Brewers jumped all over. However he also blew some strikes by them as well. Just like Medlen got rocked his first start, he improved in both his next 2 starts. I see no reason why Hanson cant do the same thing.
Regardless of the 6 runs he gave up, he made it through 6 innings. The way the Brewers are hitting, there is no way that Glavine makes it out of the 4th inning. Glavine may have given up 6 runs as well. However he gets yanked much earlier and the bullpen gets taxed.
Sure, I want to win today. However what I look for during a loss is “does he have it in him to make adjustments to do better”. Even though a lot of you were all over Medlen after that first start………I posted that I liked the kid’s stuff, that his pitches have movement. He just couldnt locate his pitches that night. I rightfully predicted that he would make the adjustments and he did.
Hanson had great movement and could locate his pitches very well. He just made a couple of mistakes that got tattooed. He’ll learn from it.
What the Braves really need right now is a right handed power hitting right fielder. The Braves get that, you guys will see the Braves go on a serious run.
Guess the BoSox are not happy with Lugo’s bat and poor defense and I guess not impressed with ex-Atlanta Brave Nick Green. Can’t imagine what else they would want regarding SS with us – ain’t no way Escobar is going anywhere. Probably more crazy rumors.
The bigger question, who are the BoSOX ‘willing’ to give up that the Braves need to get him? …Don’t say Drew.
What does Hernandez have that is better than what they’re getting out of the Green and Lugo platoon? Maybe they want to use him in a platoon role with one of the above mentioned. Boston has always been a big fan of the veteran, I’d be surprised to see them make any major deals for a rookie SS.
June 8th, 20098:12 pm
Well, at least we got four out of him.
Blaine Boyer DFA by St. Louis and picked up by Arizona for those who are not watching the game on Sports South. That was just announced.
June 8th, 20098:13 pm
Boyer to the D-Backs, what exactly are these teams looking at? Maybe we can trade Jeff Bennett to the Cards or D-Backs?!?
’m standing at the top of the dugout steps talking to Roy Clark and Tommy Hanson comes walking up the steps. Tommy “22nd round pick” Hanson. (DOB)
thats all true,you never know. but it was a draft and follow and they ended up paying him third round money or so when they signed him. sadly no more D&F options.
No Offense, But I don’t Think So, If He ran more. Then That’s a valid argument…But That maybe the Bobbyball Mentality of this offense in that he doesn’t run. He only stole 2 bases last year….
Tommy Hanson is a stud
Thoroughbreds are classified as studs if they have powerful thighs and haunches.
Moss looks like the son of Chipper and a redheaded groupie. How old is he?
Blaine Boyer is a large mound of goo
June 8th, 20098:14 pm
Arizona? What are they thinking?
Dobi – trust me it is Diory, or a certain family member is a liar but then again that famly member comes from the English side of the “firm” not the Irish side
Cannot trust the effing poms !
It Better Be a Hell No to JD Screw!!! Probably the Biggest Bust of My generation…He was supposed to be the Next Mickey Mantle…
Okay Tomahawkin, that’s just my opinion.
June 8th, 20098:15 pm
RHR – re Moss, yes I commented before how he looked like a retarded version of Chip
If Hudson pitches ok when he’s ready, you think he’s back next year? Just asking for a gut feeling at this point…TIA
The “Keys to the Game” said KK had trouble with the 2nd and 3rd innings. Hope it won’t be the 4th AND 5th tonight.
June 8th, 20098:16 pm
The Pirates have not exactly been push-overs this year. We’ve not faired well…and just swept the Mets… We barely have a better record.
I would imagine if the RedSox asked about a short term shortstop, it would be Diory Hernandez.
Francoeur with a hit!
June 8th, 20098:17 pm
Great job of stopping that ball in the dirt, BMac!
Was just waiting in line for the computer! And you’re right: Can’t buy beer…and even if I could, I wouldn’t…
McCann’t Why didn’t McCann stop that runner from scoring?
‘Cause they didn’t throw home…DUH!
They wanted Furcal to play 2nd not SS genius.
Well, duh! You do realize I’m a die hard Escobar fan, right? They wanted to trade him to the Padres.
Btw, doesn’t look to me like Furcal wanted to play second base for these Braves. (Btw, he’s sucking it up so bad they moved him way down the order.)
Wow JF swung at the first pitch-and a hit! 2 surprises!
June 8th, 20098:18 pm
What kind of return could we get for Diory? I guess it wouldn’t be an issue not having a back-up SS because KJ can play short (or can he, he’s a natural SS, but can he play MLB SS?).
Yunel isnt that fast , but he should be able to get 10-15 steals with the speed he does have. and batting in front of Chipper doesnt help either. I wouldnt put the steal sign on when Chipper has runners on base.
Actually, he took the first pitch, hit the 2nd one. Even more surprising!
McCann o' corn
“Cause they didn’t throw home…DUH!”
McFann – I love it when you talk nasty to me.
June 8th, 20098:19 pm
groundfog “Wow JF swung at the first pitch-and a hit! 2 surprises!
That would make a miracle and a no brainer sir !!!
Wow, just when you thought Loaf had the lamest slide into second.. Frenchy slides about 3/4 to the bag.
Maybe they’ll send the Braves Mark Kotsay.
DRAFT – Any chance the TATE kid falls to 7th (Dogs)
some chance, but he is not a good hitter. makes Frenchy look like Chipper when in HS. I will be surprised if they take him, but you never know. I definitely don’t want them to take him.
June 8th, 20098:20 pm
I just dont get the “a player cant be cut for financial reasons” clause in the collective bargaining agreement. In the NFL, players get cut all the time for “financial reasons”. I know, the NFL does not have guarantee contracts. However most contracts are guaranteed in baseball. So if a player gets cut, he gets his money no matter what.
However, the Braves were wise to not guarantee Glavine’s contract. When the Braves signed Glavine, they were counting on him being ready by April 18th (the first time that the 5th spot in the rotation would be needed to start). However he had hurt his shoulder and had to temporarily put his rehab on hold.
If Glavine had come back when the Braves had expected him to, then he would have gotten a chance to pitch. However he didnt. So the Braves had to make adjustments. That gave Hanson and Medlen a chance to prove themselves at Triple A. So Glavine being slow to come back gave the Braves every right to cut him when it became apparent that he would no longer be needed.
Yet many of you Glavine supporters conveniently forget that.
I love it when you talk nasty to me.
I know you do. So I’ll stop…
Man we need Kelly to get going so badly. When he is out he is such a spark plug, but he has been scuffling this year. Hopefully that gets him going.
Prado with a DP. Sucker blows. DFA his azz today, right now, this inning. Killing the club, can’t be tolerated.
Heath – That never crossed my mind. Drew couldn’t stay healthy now if he tried. We got lucky that year we had him as he stayed pretty healthy that year. But I just can’t imagine who would be involved within that organization unless another team gets involved which we haven’t heard of. Dunno just seems like a bad fit between teams.
Who is the Tate kid? A Georgia boy? PASS.
June 8th, 20098:21 pm
Its Cool That You Voice It….
I though he was underrated Until I read The Athlon Sports Fantasy baseball magazine earlier this magazine…Here is their assessment on him….288-10-60-2 Over last season, and they raised questions on his durability as well and his upside
Still I’d take him over 25 other teams SS
June 8th, 20098:22 pm
I think McCann is really Marrietta Derek.
Double pits to the chest protector?
wow we have to be leading the majors in GIDP section.
KJ had 45 errors for Macon in 2001. I believe that would be his “short stop” action, eh.
Kind of odd for two teams that are trying to “add pieces” to be trade partners…both wants the other’s strengths usually. If there is a major deal between the RedSox and the Braves, would have to guess it would be a minor deal…unless there is a 3rd team involved.
Why Da Hell Would We Trade for Kotsay, Our Offense is already bad enough as it is…
Dog of Flanders
June 8th, 20098:23 pm
“McFann – I love it when you talk nasty to me.”
The mouse runs up your leg, it’s 1 o’clock in China
why is francouer bating anywhere but eight? this drives me crazy.
June 8th, 20098:24 pm
Saw that MLBTradeRumor post about the shortstop and the Braves. My first thought was Diory. Then I read the “speculation” about Escobar and laughed. I can’t fathom Yunel being traded… the question is, what would the Braves acquire from the BoSox. I’m not terribly familiar with that teams minor league system, but I am rather familiar with what the Braves need, a bat. Going off of depth charts alone the BoSox have pitching to deal. So I have no idea what they are looking to do. I know they want a better SS than what they have but that’s their own doing for trading the best SS in the majors. I’d like to see them never get a good one back.
I keep hearing that the Braves may stay in state again with the pick and go with the Zach Wheeler kid from Paulding Co. a pitcher who throws very hard, although he may not be available but who knows. We know how the Braves like the in state kids.
Did you guys catch the terrence moore article on glavine?
as far as francouer…just out of curiosity, how long did jimmy rollins struggle before finally putting it together?
Is this Pirate Jaramillio any relation to Rudy of the Rangers?
June 8th, 20098:25 pm
Cool an Esco fan.
That’s all hindsight though. Kelly’s not exactly hitting it to well either. But Furcal was coming off of back surgery( which is why most of us..including me to a point didn’t want him). Which begs to why they would sign/trade for him and not Kotsay.
minus the extra “i” i squeezed in there…
June 8th, 20098:26 pm
Him and kelly where seen fighting over who got to hit 8th tonight.
June 8th, 20098:27 pm
Kamakaze has settled back in…! Good, Now If we get 2 more Runs we will have this in the bag!
June 8th, 20098:28 pm
Pitch count creeping up on KK…79 pitches through 4 2/3.
Jake C., I recommend the seafood restaurant in the Westin near PNC. It has very good food and you will likely see some Braves players there because it’s the team hotel. I was fortunate to fly up there a few years ago for a series and we stayed at that hotel.
Loaf Garret on a blackberry chillin in the dugout
June 8th, 20098:29 pm
My feet are a barkin with that Asian pitchin! Can dat fool be any slower…I guess he could be me.
Erin Andrews is ok but NOBODY will every beat Jill Arrington
June 8th, 20098:30 pm
bravos2249 – I didn’t want Furcal at all because of his gimpy back.
Btw, Jake Peavy said he didn’t wanna come to the Braves because we were trading Escobar to the Padres.. (Part of the deal.) So, if that had went through and Furcal signed he would’ve been at SS.
Well, off the top of my head, Kotsay wasn’t making roughly 10M a year.. Didn’t we offer Furcal something like 3/30??
Meanwhile CLOUT yanks one out!
How ’bout that, hits his first for Braves against his old team
There We Go N-MACC!!!!!
McLouth of the South!
And I recommend a little place near PNC called… McDonalds, I think it was.
Their delicious hamburgers will appeal to both the tastes of those on this blog as well as their pocketbooks.
June 8th, 20098:31 pm
As it stands right now, it would NOT be wise to pick up the option on Hudson’s contract. Paying $12 mil (the Braves are already on the hook for $1 mil because that is the buyout price…so $13 mil minus $1 mil equals the $12 mil additional cost to the Braves if they picked up the option) to a starting pitcher coming off elbow surgery is NOT the wisest of investments……..particularly when the Braves already have a starting 5 who are healthy (6 if you count Medlen). I’m not saying that Hudson is done or cant contribute. I’m saying that setbacks are common with pitchers coming back from elbow surgery. Picking up the $13 mil option on Tim Hudson would be a BIG gamble.
However, circumstances can always change. If Hudson comes back in August and shows that he is back to his old self……..then that would give the Braves the option to make expendable one of their starters, should the right trade cross their path.
My hope is that……………..DAMN, WAY TO HIT THE LONG BALL…..OFF A LEFT HANDER….TO THE OPPOSITE FIELD MCLOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome For Sure To Atlanta Nate McLouth!
McLouth trade looking better and better for the Braves…
Also, the original Loaf Garret on a blackberry was the best one.
They aren’t going to be as high as #7, but it will be a lot of picks similar to what Arizona has this year. Just gotta wait and see, though. White looked damn good on Saturday. Had good velo. (Efrim)
last time I remember them having a bunch they drafted Dan Myers about 50 slots above where everybody else had him rated because he signed quickly and cheaply. They also had some years where they did not sign all their top 10 picks. If they got a bunch next season I would be surprised if they were willing to pay slot for all of them.
I guess McLouth didn’t like getting erased on that fielder’s choice in the first inning, did he?
June 8th, 20098:32 pm
If you know like I know
You don’t wanna step to this
It’s the G-Funk era
Funked out with a gangsta twist!!!
Damn That Was Pretty!!!
If Anyone Thinks That Was A Pretty Swing, “Then Give Me A HELL YEAH!!!”
Guess he saw Chipper creeping up on him…
Tomahawkin, heck yes!
Chop It Up All-star
Wow, you got to feel a little bit bad for Pittsburgh after that McLouth homerun…nah, maybe not.
June 8th, 20098:33 pm
Chipper says, Come get in my poster, kids!
I like The Nickname Nate DAWG!!!
Good Call! Sidslidkid!!!!
Throw In those Dope Lyrics as Well
That Is a Classic Rap Song
“Back Up Back Up, And It On, N.A.T.E. And Me, The Warrenn To The G!!!”
For you watching the game, is Chipper using any of his Phiten necklaces? Looking at yesterday’s pictures and videos, I thought he wasn’t wearing them.
June 8th, 20098:34 pm
Nate!!!! Chipper is on fire!! whats the record for consecutive Plate apperances reaching base? cause thats 8 st8t for Hoss
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