3:08 pm September 21, 2009, by David O'Brien
September 22nd, 20093:20 pm
By “go for broke”, I mean going after a Jason Bay, Matt Holliday or perhaps a trade that is not yet on the radar.
I agree. I’m actually for trading anyone in the system not named Jason Heyward for a legit middle of the order bat. That includes Freeman. Braves have a chance to be really good in the next two seasons. Adding that one piece may seal it. Heck, they are already going to win 85+ games. I do have a concern about replacing Soriano and Gonzo, if they leave. But bullpen arms are easier to find than middle of the order bats and reliable starting pitching, so I think they will be available.
White Blood Cells
September 22nd, 20093:22 pm
It’s the writer not the outlet. Eades is an old timer with reliable info and regarded as an ML insider.
10paul This doesn’t include raises to Yunel, McCann, Hanson, Jurrjens, Chipper, McLouth, Prado, Moylan, Omar, Ross, Diaz, and whoever else. Right now that could be around $11 million…
yeah, obviously it doesn include that. but, $11mil in raises? anything to back that up?
September 22nd, 20093:33 pm
Bobby Abreau? Why?
September 22nd, 20093:38 pm
Abreu may be too expensive for this team’s payroll (though he would be less than Bay or Holliday), but he gets on base, steals bases, scores runs, and drives in runs. He won’t hit 30 HR but he’ll fill up the scorecard.
September 22nd, 20093:39 pm
The point of it all is supposed to be a World Championship! For that we need championship caliber individuals with talent, you know, like Chipper for all these years. Country boy, yes, but he raises his level and will give up for the team. Now let’s talk seriously about good talent able to perform at a high level with 100% enthusiasm. Lets start with manager candidates. Bobby’s act is old and thin.
September 22nd, 20093:42 pm
Should have said gives it up for the team.
September 22nd, 20093:43 pm
Seems like a good year for avoiding pitchers getting hurt.
September 22nd, 20093:45 pm
DAP – I believe JJ, Yunel, Moylan and Diaz are all eligible for arbitration, based on service time. I’m not smart enough to figure out the increase there. Hanson and, I believe, Prado will still make the minimum.
McCann and Chipper both get $2MM raises, McLouth makes $2.5MM more, Omar gets $375k more and Ross gets $200k more. (Chipper’s vesting option for 2009 was between $8-11MM, and I think it’s the high number.) So that’s a $7.075MM increase total for those 5 guys.
September 22nd, 20095:29 pm
McFann – I know how you were a little perturbed about McCann leaving the game last night, but doesn’t it feel better now knowing that he’s slightly more rested?
September 25th, 20099:35 am
The 1998 Braves had great hitting and pitching and didn’t make it to the World Series
October 3rd, 200910:00 am
October 5th, 20092:54 pm
Same GM, same manager, same players, same result. Same ole, same ole.
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