1:53 pm July 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
Steve from OH
July 29th, 20092:54 pm
David Wright and Jeff Francoeur.
But that’s like a net zero value, LOL!
July 29th, 20092:55 pm
Steve from OH–
Oh. I getcha.
Seems like Francoeur joining in on the July turnaround with the Braves, too.
Steve from OH (again)–
July 29th, 20092:56 pm
Im hoping and praying that Norton will see his last braves game the day before Infante gets activated. this guy is the biggest bum in the leage. We give him chance after chance. Enough is Enough. Bring up a rookie to bat once every night .
Crazy Trades McGee
Uh Oh, somebody is trying to One Up me. UNCBrave, I gotta hand it to you, that is one crazy trade.
I’ve got it:
- A box of fresh off the line Krispy Kreme Donuts
- 1995 World Series Champions Banner
- A case of Coca Colas straight from the factory
- Jeff Bennett
I haven’t seen this much worrying since the Mets landed Santana. Remember how everyone said he cemented the division for them. How has that worked out for them? Anders, care to fill us in?
July 29th, 20092:57 pm
Steve- The same guys they didn’t have for Santana. In other words beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
But Fernando Martinez, Jonathan Niese, Bobby Parnell and they have a couple of other prospects being bandied about. Hey, its highly doubtful (this is where DOB interjects “Ya think?”) but stranger things have happened.
Ok there O.J. — here is a good case in point. We played the Expo’s a lot back when the Braves split their spring training complex in West Palm Beach. So therefore we spent a lot of time playing split squad games with them. Same scenario basically happened in two straight games where we they had the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate and in both instances had the count go 2-2 and 3-1 respectively . At that point I looked to the dugout to confirm and then gave the pitcher the “just bring the best gas you got” sign. One game we got the out, one game the batter got a hit that lead to a loss. But in both instances the coaches praised the pitcher for not committing the “Cardinal Sin of Baseball’ — which is never WALK the winning run onto the basepaths !!! It’s a rule that has been taught since the days of Babe Ruth, Warren Spahn, Bob Gibson, Orel Hershiser, Doc Gooden, Roger Clemens, and into the present.
It’s the old “forget about the curveball Ricky, give’em the heater!!” (Major League 1989)
Mark Wohlers gave up that WS homerun and the most significant part of it was not that he gave it up but that it was on his slider and not his best pitch — fastball.
As a catcher you know what your pitchers best pitch for a strike is and when you get in that situation you go with your best stuff. If he hits it — well he hits it. Good for him and we’ll see ya tomorrow.
That’s how real baseball is played. Your “hindsight” coaching is never going to change that.
OH…and the punches just keep on rolling–Pirates traded Ian Snell and others to the Mariners. My man Ian is out of the NL!
What next, I ask you? What next??
July 29th, 20092:58 pm
So yesturday’s loss combined with today’s news really feels like a kick (or multiple kicks) in the knots… It’s almost like a scare tactic… LOL
July 29th, 20092:59 pm
Shaun, I think timing has a lot to do with these types of trades.Teams aren’t willing to deal their top prospects any longer, that is for sure. I remember you saying that it would of made some sense for the Braves to trade Freddie Freeman in a deal for 2 months of Matt Holliday, if they were closer to the Phillies in the standings and had a similar run differential. The Phillies didn’t give up and the Indians didn;t get, a prospect like Freddie Freeman – at least one that appears to be like Freeman(I know, we just don’t know for certain about prospects). I guess my point is that they should of received more in the deal, the Indians that is. It’s not just player X, whose contract is up in 1.5 seasons for 4 minor league players and that’s a good deal. I guess just because all of these players were in the Philly tp ten prior to the year means it’s a worthwhile bounty, but I just disagree because all of their value took a hit during this season. Just my two cents.
Thrillhouse – Having Santana certainly hasn’t hurt. If the Mets didn’t have these massive injuries they’d be right there again for the 4th year in a row.
The Phillies locked up the division today. Worse yet, they didn’t spend tomorrow to do it.
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
I don’t see the wild card as some sort of consolation prize at all. From picking up the San Francisco feed last week during MLB’s free Extra Innings preview, I would say that Giants fans would have crawled over broken glass to be in the Wild Card had it been around in 1993. They won 103 games and finished out of the playoffs. And they’re still talking about it, particularly when they play the Braves.
Besides, wild card teams have won the World Series a lot more frequently that you’d think.
July 29th, 20093:02 pm
Mr. O’brien, please comment. What do you think about the Braves trying to get Smoltz back for the pen?
July 29th, 20093:03 pm
you people that are saying the Braves are sitting on their hands obviously haven’t been paying attention. What was the Nate McLouth trade. That was the Braves big deadline deal, then they acquired Ryan Church which was addition by subtraction because Jeff Francoeur is no longer here, and last I checked it’s not July 31st yet. So chill out and enjoy the fact that the Braves are in a pennant race and stop bitchin and moanin. Even if they don’t make another move, they have enough to win the division and remember getting Tim Hudson and Omar Infante back in August would be just as good as making a trade.
July 29th, 20093:07 pm
Great trade for the Phils. Lee is a very good pitcher and they didn’t have to give up their two best prospects to get him. Forget about Lee’s record this year (7-9), the Indians are terrible. His ERA is 3.14 in the AL which is outstanding. He has also been pitching very well of late, only one poor outing in his last 9. With the kind of run support he will get with the Phils I think he could go on a Sabithia-like run.
I am going to say it and you guys and gals can trash me if you like… but the Braves are DONE in the east. 8 games out with 62 left to play. This is after playing their best ball all season and they fall further back. DONE.
I think the wildcard is still a possiblity but they will have to get lucky and hope that 3-4 teams play poorly the rest of the way. I still hold some hope there. Let the trashing commence!
Rock On....the denizen formerly known as Dadgum
July 29th, 20093:21 pm
FANINVA…..you are missing the point entirely. Given the situation (and no not hindsight) are you telling me you would throw that same pitch on the same count all things being the same? Once Soriano got to 3-1 he 90% of the time is better off making the batter at least chase the pitch or walk him as opposed to throwing it right down the middle. Not a good decision by either McCann or Soriano frankly. Since you I think are pretty new here all I will say is, whatever…..blog on.
July 29th, 20093:26 pm
UGH. Why is day baseball being played today? I missed my beat the streak pick.
July 29th, 20093:27 pm
The Braves are doing NOTHING yet the Phillies are dealing trying to win and so are the Giants….
Wow really, I guess trading for Nate McLouth, demoting Schafer and Johnson, and adding 3 starters in the off season will promoting Hanson is doing nothing.
PLEASE braves continue to do nothing
July 29th, 20094:06 pm
I’ve got to call BS on your comment below.
“The indians got 4 prospects with LIMITED SEILING.”
Jason Knapp in fact has an unlimited ceiling. How does an 18 year old pitcher that throws 98 have a limited ceiling? He is in fact the definition of unlimited ceiling….
August 4th, 20092:55 am
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