2:57 pm July 29, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 29th, 20096:12 pm
For those of you that gave DOB crap for “losing” Griffey you need to thank him now. Loaf has a .295 with 8hr 38 rbi while Griff has a .211 with 10 hr 27 rbi….say it out loud Thanks DOB for losing Griff so that we ended up with Loaf!!!!
July 29th, 20096:13 pm
however there is also a couple of players that wouldn’t be traded without the DBacks being overwhelmed with an offer and Reynolds is 1 of those players. Your offer doesn’t come close to overwhelming…(Geo123)
good let them keep him, he ain’t all that much away from their kiddy pen out there
Anders…just face facts…the Mets are a second class organization. They always have been. They look even worse because they share the city with the yanks. Nobody can spend “Yankee money”, so you will always be the “other” team. Plus, you have morons running your club.
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Nova Scotia Steve
July 29th, 20096:15 pm
Let’s hope the Altanta Black Crackers don’t show up at the plate tonight.
Can’t stand those guys.
Wayne in Utah
The Mets might be a scary team, if they had a GM with half a brain.
Our pitching was so old, injured and useless that Wren had to put the cash into the pitching, he had no idea that all of the starters including Hanson would pitch as well and all stay healthy…there is no guarantee Huddy will be the same so we just might need all 5 next year as well
July 29th, 20096:16 pm
nolie–he’s getting paid closer to a no. 5 than a no.3 IIRC…(STEVE)
yeah, kinda in between but not all that bad for a #5. Yeah there are cheaper younger ones around, but he’s OK I just wish he could better his command, which is kinda ironic since they touted him as a control pitcher last winter.
Talk about a difference between two coaches. Barry Switzer is a snake and thats why all the idiots in oklahoma love him. Tom Osbourne on the other hand is a complete gentleman who is beloved well beyond the state of Nebraska. Speaking of semi-fast food Italian does ravioli from chef boy r dee count. As I say this people are throwing up.
July 29th, 20096:17 pm
Actually …with the same number of at bats…Kelly’s production numbers are not that different from Prado’s. Yes…Prado has more hits…but he’s only driven in a few more runs and hit a few more doubles. I’m not sure what criteria someone looks at…..just getting on base is great…but Kelly has even scored more runs than Prado. But in most people’s minds… Kelly has sucked…and Prado has been great….. I just don’t see the big difference.
that would work I might even tell you where I live…
njbraves – So what you are saying is the Yanks to the Mets = New York to New Jersey. OK, I think I’m getting it now.
July 29th, 20096:18 pm
i agree they shouldnt trade him and that package would have to be expanded to actually aquire him but i guess my ultimate point is his name has been mentioned and shot down b/c he “strikesout too much” and i think if people looked at the numbers, they would realize just what kind player he is and how much better we would be with him. none of this is even mentioning the fact that he is right handed, can play 1st, 3b, or LF, and would real good in between chipper and mac in the lineup
8 mil for some Offense would have been nice. But Wren was soley looking for Frenchy to rebound and supply offense. We were hoping for 260 avg with lots of power or 300 with average power and he did niether. Chipper continues to get pitched around alot, and McCann isnt a Cleanup hitter. Next season our starting pitching will be great still and hopefully will have this look or somthing like it.
RF New Guy
Steve from OH
July 29th, 20096:19 pm
but not all that bad for a #5.
Yeah that’s the point I was trying to make earlier, especially given his performance to date…
July 29th, 20096:20 pm
The next two games will be interesting. Does a series loss change the Braves mindset for the rest of the year?
July 29th, 20096:21 pm
Well, time to get out of here. I need to shut down the launch sequence test module. Oh yeah, I have to shut off the closed circuit cameras too. You’d be surprised how many losers watch us just sit at our desks on that channel. I mean, don’t they have anything more interesting to do?
Go get them Fish and we’ll try and take care of the Rockies.
oh and when i posted the sizemore trade earlier: 1. i know no trade like that would ever actually happen and 2. didnt realize just how bad sizemore has been this season i mean i know he has been injured some but jeez..what happened to him
DOB, cnnsi.com has a story that mentions The Rays may be listening to offers for Carl Crawford …. any idea what it would take to land that guy? Imagine a Crawford, Heyward, McClouth outfield for the next few years …wow that would be nice even if a longshot
July 29th, 20096:22 pm
If we get down by 3 or 4 before the fourth inning, I could quite possibly become unglued.
Wait for it.
Yes, Wren could have used the money on a bat but a lot of you seem to be missing the point. The chain of events happened as such, KK signed before Lowe. You are assuming that Lowe would have come here if we didn’t sign KK. Lets not forget that last offseason the Braves were not the most attractive destination for free agents. We only got Javy because we traded for him and I think he wanted to get out of Chicago. Wren built a solid rotation. If he did not sign KK we would have had to rely on a combination of Jojo Reyes/Charlie Mortin til Hanson was ready. It seems like a bad investment now but it may payoff longterm in that it helped in the development of Tommy Hanson, someone that some see as a future ace.
Haven’t you heard, KJ sucks! It’s been in the news for months now.
And rumor has it that President Obama is going to make Marteen Prado the official Baseball Czar! (he really is that good!!!)
July 29th, 20096:23 pm
Imagine a Crawford, Heyward, McClouth outfield for the next few years …wow that would be nice even if a longshot
“Impossible” might be the functonal word here, since he’s only under contract thru next year.
We cannot afford to lose tonight’s game with our fragile clubhouse after last night’s crushing defeat. – Mixxo
fragile clubhouse? Kelly Johnson was quoted two days ago as saying this is the most positive and upbeat he has ever seen it here. This blog is schizophrenic, not the clubhouse. Stop hanging the season on one game.
July 29th, 20096:24 pm
I was thinking about the Braves situation in comparison to last year and, if you look at it I couldn’t have imagined being only 3 games back. I was just hoping that Wren could acquire some pieces that would fit with are upcoming talent and start to compete in 2110. Wren has done an excellent job and I feel that once the “kids” come up this team could be great for a while. Whether Philly got Lee or not. So I’m just going to enjoy how this team has surprised me this year and hope they squeeze out a playoff bid. If not I know that our talent coming up gives me reason to belive it won’t be much longer till we are back on top.
Jason Heyward the fate of this organization rests on your shoulders. NO PRESSURE!
July 29th, 20096:25 pm
I have some crazy glue if you need it!
The next two games will be interesting. Does a series loss change the Braves mindset for the rest of the year? – Heath
I believe there will be some “impact.”
Bucs lose in 10 to the Gints. The sky is falling!
July 29th, 20096:26 pm
#31, like your handle and yes this blog is psycho.
July 29th, 20096:28 pm
Wayne in Utah –
That might work for a Quick-fix.
2-stage epoxy for the long term though.
It’s July 29th, which is too early to look at the standings.
For your viewing pleasure….
Today I watched the FoxSports Spotlight on Brian… I cried at the end and put all the links into an e-mail for my wife to watch so she can become an even bigger fan of Brian. Have you read the article just posted on ajc on Conrad? I am a bigger fan of Conrad after reading that story. The Sunday day game, July 5, when the Braves played and lost at the Nats … I was walking out of the stadium with some Braves fans…they saw my McCann t-shirt, told them about the ball that Brian threw me… they had driven up from Atlanta overnight to go to the game… told me story that at Gwinnett that one of them had asked Conrad for his bat if he broke it, Conrad agreed and at the end of the game he gave it to them, interrupting an interview to make sure they got it. I was a fan after that story, but even more after the one just posted on ajc…
So…if the Lee deal does indeed go through…is the good people of the blog ready to concede the East to the Phillies?
Remember when some believed the Braves should pursue Corey Patterson in the offseason? Just got released by the Nationals.
July 29th, 20096:29 pm
you mean when Hudson, Church, Gonzo and KJ salaries fall off next year that there is no way the Braves could RESIGN Crawford? I think they could.
Remember when some believed the Braves should pursue Corey Patterson in the offseason?
People actually said this? Wow…
July 29th, 20096:30 pm
…bad grammar… is should be are.
Nolie, Arbitration process results in a DOG like Hermida possibly hitting .243, 15 HR’s, 63 RBI’s, OBP .323 and he geta a RAISE!!! due to team not being able to put down appropriate number in fear the arbitrator rules for the player. ONLY entity in a Capitalistic Society that operates in this manner therefore DON’T preach about that is the way this country works. It is most assuredly NOT the way this country works.
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
July 29th, 20096:31 pm
Rob from SC
Ya know something, how would you like someone to call you a loser?
Anders may be a Mets fan, but damn man, be a bit more respectable.
I don’t really know what to tell you…but, you’re a Mets fan, so you should expect to be called names.
July 29th, 20096:32 pm
Patterson was my second choice behind Ryan Freel!
Eric from MO
July 29th, 20096:33 pm
Heath the ones with half a brain will. I mean, yeah there is a chance Hamels or Lee could get hurt, but they are the better team now, with a nice lead. Got to start going for the wildcard. Odd towards the end of June when we won that 1st game of the Phillies series and everybody was claiming the Braves poised to take over the division because as bad as the Braves had played they were only 5 out. I said that the Braves would not catch the Phillies because the Phillies would get hot like they have the past two years. Man did I get ripped by everyone on the blog, especially by DOB. I hate when I am right. I really do, because I am a huge Braves fan. Unfortunely I am also a realist.
July 29th, 20096:34 pm
Anders is not a loser, he is a “looser”!!
Heath, I know I’ve already conceded. On a good note at least we don’t kill each other after a game. Philly fans suck.
Rob from SC
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
Read the blog, he insulted me first
I have to admit that I’d never heard of Ann’s before I read about it here…I’ve still never been there, either. But, for all you know I’m a creepy old guy who gets off on pretending to be a gal on this here blog…
Speaking of creepy guys, I hate going to the gas station…ugh!!
July 29th, 20096:35 pm
And I am a MORON. Don’t believe it, ask PD.
Well…whatever. It’s still not right to call someone that….even if said person is a Mets fan.
Unlike some of the idiot Mets fan on the blog.
July 29th, 20096:36 pm
hmmmmm one, Church still has at least one, maybe 2(cant remember) years left of arbitration. Second, they will probably pick up Hudson’s contract. However, Vazquez would probably be traded. Third they will probably resign Soriano or Gonzo. My guess Soriano.
July 29th, 20096:37 pm
Very sad to waste the good starting pitching that has been assembled and will be enhanced with the return of Huddy. With a few bats out there for the grabbing (VMART #1) the Braves really should step up and surprise us. WC is there for the taking.
Amost Game time!!!!
Be careful, that’s my brother Leroy down at the gas station!
Bay Area Steve
’tis has nothing to do with his team allegiance.
I use it because it describes him better than any other.
good catch TNBrian
July 29th, 20096:38 pm
I’m not trying to be *blog policeman* but damn……
July 29th, 20096:39 pm
Come on, admit it! Him being a Mets fan is part of it…that plus the fact that he likes to pat his own back far too much…
July 29th, 20096:40 pm
Rob and Anders
Whenever my boys would start to call each other names in my presence, I would tell them if they didn’t quit, I was gonna make them kiss each other on the mouth. Never had to repeat myself either.
Now boys, if you can’t stop this bickering…..
Your brother Leroy needs to learn some manners!
I made a simple comment about how Oliver Perez sucks, and he called me plain and simple.
That is why I called him a loser. I guess I should have been the bigger person, but I did not throw the first stone
Steve Phillips aka Mr. Met is the most painful “expert” to watch and listen to in sports. I include Emmitt Smith and his debacled version of the english language in that opinion.
# 31: Good post at 6:23 p.m.
Nova Scotia Steve
Thanks for that video, ay.
July 29th, 20096:41 pm
On a most recent past blog…you mentioned that you would love to see Korenko on the club but didn’t expect anything to happen.
Ya know, things happen when ya least expect them to…..alas the McLouth deal.
It’s all good on my end
July 29th, 20096:42 pm
Are you sure your not my brother, Leroy?
cabravesfan – on my way to the gas station
July 29th, 20096:43 pm
Loaf yawning on the bench behind Jerome’s pre-game deal.
I still love ‘im.
Kawakami has me worried because nobody knows if he’ll have his control. Wonder if he even knows? Like I said though, he’d be smart to throw a lot of offspeed stuff to this team… as long as he throws them for K’s.
I apolgize for missing that part and only seeing the *loser/looser* post.
I say we win tonight…
it makes me laugh every time!!!
July 29th, 20096:44 pm
Gotta have thick skin to last very long on the ole blog.
Ron and Fez eleven to three on Xm 202 and sirius 197. Great radio, a little vulgar but, it covers everything from movies, sports, politics, and great food.
Very random I know.
July 29th, 20096:45 pm
Nova Scotia, STTTTTTRIIIIIIIIIIKKKKKE! LMAFO
Personally, if the Phils don’t get Halladay….I’d love to see the R. Sox get him.
Keep the Yanks away from the postseason as far as they can.
Is that Fogul from Superbad with that Marlins jersey on? I think it was.
This blog is schizophrenic, not the clubhouse.
We’re schizos, eh? Why would…HEY! Stop that, pal!
July 29th, 20096:46 pm
so I should expect you sometime next week?
I wouldn’t be unhappy if Konerko was acquired, although I would be disappointed if we had to give up one of our prospects that I am high on. (probably wouldn’t happen otherwise though)
I just don’t think it’s going to happen.
Great story on Conrad today. This guy is what baseball is all about.
Release Norton bring Conrad back. What a gamer.
I’m pretty sure, RG. I’d rather have all 75 Marlins fans posting than some of the “Braves Fans” collected here.
On a related note, the Marlins feed yesterday mentioned that their TV ratings are in the top-third for all of MLB. I’d love to see independent confirmation of that, as it sounds like propoganda, but if true, perhaps there is hope for them. Maybe it is just about the weather.
July 29th, 20096:48 pm
I wouldn’t either….and I agree that it’s probably not going to happen,
Even IF the Braves could or would add payroll….I don’t see the W. Sox trading away him with them still in the thick of it in the AL Central.
July 29th, 20096:49 pm
cubs win, giants win, johnson on the mount…………life zux.
You caught me! Surprise!!!! I didn’t want to have to tell you this way, and I know it’s been a while since you’ve seen me, but the operation went smoothly. And FYI, I go by “Lerona” now…
July 29th, 20096:50 pm
If he loaded up on the no-doze, he could be there in about 40 hours tops! (I went from SC to NoCal in 1976 in less than 48 hours, door to door)
Of course, there was a pretty girl waiting on the CA end, so I had motivation!
Cot’s has Norton as a one-year contract. Anybody recall that there was something about a second year, when he signed? I coulda swore, but as you can imagine, my memory…not so much.
Heres your bet………if Braves win division, Ill send you a dozen champagne bottles……….if phillies win division, you send me 1.
Bay Area Steve, If it’s true the weather is the problem then move them to OKC. I don’t know what Al Gore did but it’s only like 82 degrees right now. It’s usually 95-100 and I think CHI-town hasn’t seen 80 degrees all July. I don’t believe in global warming but, if it’s true I kinda like it.
July 29th, 20096:51 pm
DOB, who wanted Corey Patterson? Dusty Baker doesn’t manage here! That would have been a bad move, as you just alluded too, the Garrett Anderson signing worked out perfectly.
Why is that move not getting any credit from fans, the media, etc?
You still got that big ugly mole on your upper lip???
Who is gonna be the new power bat Wren gets this offseason??? throw some actual possibilites names out there
July 29th, 20096:52 pm
I happen to think it’s funny that you’re able to get under his skin so easily.
July 29th, 20096:53 pm
cabravesfan – I’m thinking Thursday after checking Mapquest – then I can see my sister
giants pick up sanchez ..all of the teams we are chasing are getting better..we are well ok with standing pat. hope that strategy works out.
Hopefully Norton’s contract was based on incentives and he could hit .500 the rest of the year and not reach them.
I ain’t into alkie-hall, my friend. But if you could send me some Zaxby’s chicken……we might have a deal! I could send you a bottle of “Utah Fry Sauce”.
July 29th, 20096:54 pm
Nah, I got that removed a while back. The doctors weren’t able to fix my webbed feet, though.
With all this trade talk going on I read something pretty funny from a red sox fan regarding the Padres Gonzalez. The guy questioned whether Gonzalez could keep up what he is doing because he wouldn’t be facing NL pitching anymore. I realize the Padres don’t get much media coverage and this guy being a sox fan obviously pays more attention to AL teams, but I seriously doubt the pitching that they are putting up is that big of a difference in the pitching he sees most of the time playing in the NL West. Not to mention you could probably fit Fenway and new Yankee Stadium inside Petco Park. NL West probably has some of the most unfriendly homerun parks except for Colorado. The Al east on the other hand probably have some of the smallest parks in the league.
not sure I’d want him all hyper on No-Doze…plus he’d have to drive me back- no rush (and with the team on the west coast next week I’m in no hurry to leave quite yet )
sanchez to the giants, the pirates have officially traded away their 2008 opening day starters
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