8:03 pm December 18, 2009, by David O'Brien
December 19th, 20093:33 pm
Of course yall are favorites 2 St8 WS apperances bringing home the title 1 time.
One thing that is clear we have the better pitching staff. Yall are the better team, but you can never count out the Braves. The Phillies will never accomplish what we have.
Prez Matty Club
lol its cool, just picking
December 19th, 20093:35 pm
schaffer and lowe for cruz and saltalmachia back to stop gap at first till freeman is ready?
Prez of Matt Diaz Fan Club
wjones – your twisted logic is hurting my head. Plain speak: Nobody liked Failcoeur and he’s gone! Church was a bonus, not the reason.
December 19th, 20093:37 pm
I would be willing to pay that for him. Just was curious if they Braves would. How greedy would he be though? He might think he could get 8 160 on the open market. Just would be up to him if he would be satisfied with that.
18 Wheels of Love
Was in my local Applebee’s while the car was getting fixed next door and noticed they had a Braves picture section on the wall. Before I left I walked over to check it out. Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz were there of course. Chipper, Furcal and even the picture of Greg Olsen getting flipped at home plate. Then it got weird. Marcus Giles, Mike Hampton, Ken Caminiti and Robert Fick. I started laughing and the waitress next to me asked if something were wrong. I could only smile and told her to ring me up for my ribblet basket. Too good.
UNC 53 Texas 65 – come on Carolina!!!
December 19th, 20093:38 pm
While we all here would like to have a bat you have to remember this off season is not working in a vacuum. If you remember last year we need pitching and a lot of it. Our offense was deemed adequate, consequently we used our bullets to secure pitching. Did we know that KJ, Francour and Shaffer would all struggle mightily? Those bullets we spent last year are what is preventing us from getting a bat this year. Futher, if we did not gain those pieces (JV, Lowe) would we be in a position to say our only weakness is one RH bopper? I do not think so. It’s a fluid and ever changing dynamic building a team and you have to work with in the constraints of last years needs in order to fill this years need. If that makes since.
I think Texas doesnt want to move Cruz cause of how low his salary is for his production. It would cost Lowe, Schafer and about 4-5 mil a year of Lowes contract if I was the Rangers.
December 19th, 20093:41 pm
Call me crazy and I know I will hear a lot for this probably, but I would rather have Diaz over Cruz. Only thing Cruz has on him is power. I love the way Diaz always plays 100 %.
December 19th, 20093:42 pm
Hypothetically, is this a better team than last year with Juan Rivera in left and Xavier Nady at first? Better yet, can we get into the playoffs?
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots
Do you think the Braves slide over the past 6-7 years is largely the result of the team being owned by Time Warner?
December 19th, 20093:43 pm
DOB, In your educated opinion which of the veteran guys, i.e. Glaus, Delgado, Nady, Derosa, do you feel the Braves may be targetting. As secretive as Wren has been this year as compared to last, do you think that their is any weight to speculation by national writers that the Braves may take a run at one of the high-priced guys?
December 19th, 20093:44 pm
“Prez of Matt Diaz Fan Club
December 19th, 2009
wjones – your twisted logic is hurting my head. Plain speak: Nobody liked Failcoeur and he’s gone! Church was a bonus, not the reason.”
If you go back and reread my post, you will find out that is what I did say. I cited Church as a bonus, along with Frenchy is ruining the Mets now, who we play 19 times, and the final bonus being that your hero Matt Diaz got to play and thrive.
I know that for sure makes sense. But another example this offseason are biggest need was what? Adding a big big right? yes What do we do go out and Snatch 2 back end relievers like no tomarow. lol I understand the Braves build teams by pitching first and its always are strong point. But i think they should try and be a bit more balanced.
Could Medlen be a 5th starter for the Braves for sure! Minus Lowe and another unneeded contract leaving the Braves with more than enough funds to keep a slugger on the team for longer than a year.
Not retaining Huddy
would be our rotation and that still looks good.
December 19th, 20093:45 pm
Just finished my Christmas shopping. My son just walked out the door with my bank card.
Rob in pain from (SC)
ATTENTION for all those who want Adrian Gonzalez
You do realize he will get about 20 million a year after his two years. He will be gone because we can’t afford him. If we don’t have Freeman in the wings. We won’t have a first baseman
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots: you realize the team is no longer owned by TW? TW took control after Ted Turner sold Turner Broadcasting to them. Thereafter, TW sold the Bravos to liberty Media, who currently owns us.
December 19th, 20093:46 pm
wjones: my bad. Makes sense.
December 19th, 20093:51 pm
Merry Christmas to all! Be back later
MD Fan Club-
Well aware of who has owned the Braves for the past 18 months. That was not my question.
Rob in pain from (SC)
Never know, he might enjoy the Braves and if they offer a big extension, he might bite.
December 19th, 20093:55 pm
Not to argue, but he’s what you said: “Do you think the Braves slide over the past 6-7 years is largely the result of the team being owned by Time Warner?” If you wanted to convey your thoughts better, you might have said: Do you think the Braves slide over the past 6-7 years is largely the result of the team “having been owned” by Time Warner? “being” is a present tense, so I read what you wrote.
December 19th, 20093:56 pm
Just when I’m ready to leave, they pull me back in
December 19th, 20093:57 pm
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots,
Was Time Warner a metaphor?
December 19th, 20093:58 pm
can grammar police arrest themselves for poor grammar?
6 yrs 102 mil 17 mil a year
Come on… We’ll pay Derek Lowe 15 mil a year to pitch once a week and he’s 37???
Gonzo play everyday and bat 4th and is only 27…..
December 19th, 20093:59 pm
I do not disagree with you VA. But given F. Wrens history of moving quick it would appear trading Lowe is a tough proposition or a deal would have been reached by no.. .Further indication that JV will be traded instead.
While some may argue that the pickup of two relievers should of been left for later, I would point out that FA’s do not normally get cheaper as times passes. The road with out a good back end of the pen has been traveled before and the blog has lit up over it on several occasions, much less resulted in losing seasons. The road with out good quality and durable starters have been traveled before and the blog has lit up over it on several occasions, much less resulted in losing seasons. The road to the playoffs have been achieved with solid pitching, defense and homegrown talent.
While many would argue that we are not a playoff team, I would point out that until last year we were a losing team much less a playoff contender. We made significant strides this year, why ruin an obvious plan by signing a player to another huge contract that could limit another long term winning streak?
Our offense will be fine, especially if Heyward is the real deal. Braves will sign a 1B who is good defensively and we may make a move at the deadline for a bat. Lowe or Vasquez will be dealt for prospects and next year we will trade on those two for more prospects then it will be on. We will make a big signing in one or two years, but not this year.
December 19th, 20094:00 pm
Maybe I should of said “having been owned”, but I presume all on blog are educated Brave people who understand an overbroad interogative.
December 19th, 20094:01 pm
This UNC-Texas game has a similar flow to it that the UK-UNC game had….Texas is up double figures in the 1st half….UNC slowly crawls back throughout the 2nd. Can Texas hold on like UK did?
December 19th, 20094:04 pm
ryan c I was hopping no one would notice. But, I’m not trying to be a grammar snob. My soap boxian comment was more directed at meaning and explicating. In other words, I don’t care if you miss spell a word or two, but if you ask a question, we all need to know what specifically your getting at. Tom Waits asked a good question. I just thought from “the way” he asked it additional information needed to be rendered for the discussion to continue. Go back and read the exchange. When he challenged my reading of his question, that’s when I pointed out the grammar mistake. I’m not gong to arrest anyone, don’t worry so much.
December 19th, 20094:05 pm
Don’t think that gets it done. I’m guessing Yunel Escobar for Michael Taylor is where the hypothetical discussion starts.
I know you said that’s where it starts, but I would want a lot more than just Taylor for Escobar. Escobar plays a premium position and still has four years before free agency. Taylor is unproven at the major league level and plays a corner outfield positon. Sure, he has 6 years+ of service time ahead of him, but that really isn’t the only thing to consider.
December 19th, 20094:06 pm
December 19th, 20094:07 pm
MD fan Club-
Good point. I should not take such Libertys.
December 19th, 20094:08 pm
If you’re wondering why in the hell I’m typing single words; well…they represents typos I’m catching. Since we’re all being a little uptight – I figured I’d edit all my posts for hereafter
December 19th, 20094:10 pm
Many thanks to An Inconvenient Truth, well laid out. I like my crow with a small slice of humble pie, please.
December 19th, 20094:11 pm
Sounds good man. I did like the signings of Wags and Saito for sure, just pointing out that we take care of pitching before anything else always it seems.
Huddy 9 mil
Javy 11 mil
Lowe 15 mil
KK 7 mil
42 million on 4 startes nearly half the payroll.
Which is why were trying to Dump one.
compared to the offense
Chipper 13 mil
McCann 5 mil
“from hereafter”…ok that’s the last mistake on my side. Merry Christmas!
December 19th, 20094:15 pm
Its kinda funny when you say Billy Wagner makes more than the second best Catcher in all of baseball…… Only reason we will lock up McCann down the road is cause he’s gonna be like Chipper he wants security and a fair deal and wants to be in Atlanta he isnt gonna be greedy and run for the Yankees or Sox.
Homegrown talent are the only position players this team will ever lock up.
December 19th, 20094:16 pm
KU is going to have its hands full this year against Texas. They look good today. UNC’s porous defense makes them look even better too.
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
December 19th, 20094:21 pm
DOB/Anybody who can help…
Who will be doing games with Joey Simp on SportsSouth this season? Any word yet, I liked Boog alot I wonder why he left…. Thanks in advance…
December 19th, 20094:23 pm
Two Texas big men combined for 48 points and 30 rebounds against UNC — ahem — defense.
December 19th, 20094:26 pm
Anytime Carolina or Duke lose is a good day for me.
December 19th, 20094:27 pm
The Braves seem to have a habbit of putting too much stock on players returning from injury. Wagner & Proctor, are on the clock for the 2010 season.
December 19th, 20094:28 pm
UK did that against UNC too… Kinda funny since all the experts sing the praises of the pro-level talent that UNC has.
Chuck James: Fox Sports South/SportSouth hasn’t hired Simpson’s partner yet. At time that Turner cut ties with Chip Caray, he was added to field of what Fox Sports South official said was a field of 10 others in contention for the job. And no, they wouldn’t say who any of those 10 were. Turner hasn’t named Caray replacement for Peachtree TV games, either….
African Safari: You are right on both points you made at 4:16. The Longhorns are tough.
December 19th, 20094:29 pm
Given the difficulty of trying to get anyone to take Lowe (even for bats and balls), lets start looking at trade scenarios for Vazquez (plus the Lowe situation has gotten boring, and who wants to hear Paul Lentz go on and on, even if he might be right).
Obviously, AL West and NL West are out, and I assume NL East teams are out as well. That leaves NL Central, AL East, and AL Central. Which team might be a good trade partner for Vazquez (looking for pitching, and can provide us with a legit outfielder).
December 19th, 20094:30 pm
This lineup with our staff can win the division BeeKay
you think they are gonna spring for both Bay and Uggla? Sigh.
Bob Horner had a sweet compact swing
December 19th, 20094:32 pm
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!! nobody asked me…but I’d like to see Ron Gant get that job…
December 19th, 20094:34 pm
I’d like to see Jim Powell call the games on TV
December 19th, 20094:36 pm
Ron Gant???? can barely handle a 30 minute pre-game show and you want him to do play-by-play or even analysis for that matter?
December 19th, 20094:42 pm
Thats what i said nolie.
But i say go for ugglaa before bay.
December 19th, 20094:43 pm
Bob, I like Gant but he speaks so low, his diction is fine and I like his work but needs to project his voice,lol.
December 19th, 20094:46 pm
Sigh. – nolie
That is it? That is all you are going to say? LOL
I actually found it interesting that of all the things that have been said today, you chose that one post to respond to. I was wondering what you would choose to respond to. I guess that one was an easy one to have a concise response to, huh?
December 19th, 20094:51 pm
PTBNL,leave nolie alone, he’s getting old and that is the best he can do.
December 19th, 20094:53 pm
lol so are you CB. We all are.
December 19th, 20094:55 pm
That is it? That is all you are going to say? LOL PTBNL
I been tryin’ to be nicer the last coupla days what with Christmas coming up soon and all
December 19th, 20094:56 pm
CB, I think Ron Gant would make a fine coach. Remember how ticked he looked after the Braves would put on a sh** performance on post game shows? He’d come back with good pointers for the guys. Maybe rub some guys the wrong way to keep their heads on straight would do the team some good. Or, could be a bad thing.
December 19th, 20094:59 pm
I guess that one was an easy one to have a concise response to, huh? PTBNL
actually that’s part of the reason. some of the stuff posted today was so wrong I just didn’t have the energy to respond to them
December 19th, 20095:03 pm
LaRoche was starting to come around on me. I used to hate his splits and long swing, but he’s turned into a better hitter. Plus he sucked with RISP the first time he was here…a true rally killer. Then the ADD lapses before he was traded.
Too bad for his comments. He’s probably frustrated by the lack of interest in him from around all of baseball. The Braves don’t want to sign him to a 3 yr contract. He needs to understand that. Plus he’s left-handed (tho so is his eventual replacement Freeman). If he had any sense of a brain, maybe he’d understand, or again he’s just frustrated that in another month, his value is going to decline even further when teams, will have more leverage over players.
I’ve read numerous times Wren say they still had some interest in him. That interest would remain if they found a right-handed bat for LF, but if Wren must get a LH left fielder, then LaRoche is gone. I believe Wren when he says he talked to LaRoche’s agent. Maybe LaRoche should hit up his agent, or come down from his 3-yr contractual demands if he really wants to stay.
December 19th, 20095:04 pm
TnBrian,you may be correct.
December 19th, 20095:05 pm
Nolie, I noticed that you have been careful with your words. ….And laughing for that matter. When people don’t see something, they determine that nothing is there (or happening, in this case) and when there is such silence regarding trades, the assumptions run wild. Many bold statements… based on no knowledge. Interestingly, some are aware that they are filling in the blanks and yet don’t want to admit it so they get pretty touchy about what others say.
Blogs are an interesting study for both psychology and sociology. Behavioral scientists should enjoy watching these blogs.
Though that is my educational background, I actually come here to get information about the Braves. Imagine that!
December 19th, 20095:06 pm
I guess I should have hit .400
I guess you should have hit better in the 1st half the last 6 or so years.
December 19th, 20095:09 pm
Bobby’s Cox -
If LaRoche would have hit well in the 1st half the last 6 years….his numbers would be so good that we wouldn’t even have a chance to sign him this year….I dare say if he played int he 1st half as well as the 2nd….he would be the top free agent this year.
December 19th, 20095:11 pm
I think a lot of us would like a big bopper signing, but if we are going to sign the likes of Xavier Nady for the outfield or Marlon Byrd, then go with the youth in the OF and resign LaRoche for two years. We really need the big hitter more than anything.
I don’t want Uggla…Don’t know where he would fit on our team….Prado is better defensively at 2b and based on last year, the offense would be different but equally productive….How about Glaus and Blalock to platoon at 1b and give Chipper some time off…I mentioned this before, but I think it would be affordable..
December 19th, 20095:12 pm
Though that is my educational background, I actually come here to get information about the Braves. Imagine that! PTBNL
I actually have a masters in psychology and worked in a treatment center foy teens for a number of years after I quit baseball. the pay for scouts back then was atrocious-still is actually. but I left that behind too and don’t allow it to interfere with my posting technique most times.
I’m always nicer for a few days after a big fight on the ol’ blog though. Guilty conscience I suppose.
December 19th, 20095:13 pm
LaRoche always has pretty good numbers despite his first half. If he even hit just a little better in the first half, I think he’d be well over .300 with 30-40 HR.
TnBrian …I agree, Ron Gant is a gamer…he’d take a bullet for Bobby Cox..as most players would too…(I’m also a Bobby Cox fan..) I think the local Atlanta press was to hard on Gant for motorcycle accident way back when….IMHO…Ron Gant KNOWS baseball…I like his insight….
December 19th, 20095:17 pm
…I mentioned this before, but I think it would be affordable..New Cars
I’m not so sure, plus Blalock is not a very good hitter away from Texas. He did better last year, but his history suggests it was likely a fluke. I would consider Glaus if they are sure he is healty though. With Nadu asking as much as he is coming off surgery it’s hard to get a read on what Glaus might want. wouldn’t want both though, and I’m pretty darn sure they aren’t gonna pop for two guys to mostly play the same position.
December 19th, 20095:19 pm
African Safari –
Who’s to say? Maybe we don’t trade him in the 1st place in 2006. Maybe we sign him to a long-term contract then. Maybe we sign him as a FA this year, and package Freeman with Lowe for a better option for the OF. Really, who’s to say?
The fact of the matter is he’s not Wren’s top priority. If he were to be signed, Lowe would have to be traded first anyway. Wren indicated that he wasn’t sure how the market would be for 1B this offseason, hinting that there wouldn’t be one. Nick friggin’ Johnson obviously was ranked higher than LaRoche. That’s pretty sad. He’s got to come down from 3 years. Seems to me his ego is taking a hit, and now he’s complaining.
December 19th, 20095:20 pm
Nadu = Nady
December 19th, 20095:22 pm
15 mill for bay and 7 mill for Ugs should put us very close to last years payroll if we don’t have to eat more than 3 mill of Lowes deal
December 19th, 20095:23 pm
Weaknesses for the Braves right now:
1B Even if signing LaRoach, that wouldn’t make 1B a strength.
2B Prado had a few good months. Might pull a Kelly Johnson in 2010.
OF Diaz is our best outfielder right now.
OF McLouth is good enough to be a starter.
OF Unless a great trade happens, will be another weakness.
December 19th, 20095:26 pm
My think with Blalock is that he is going to be hitting against rh mostly…
15 mill for bay and 7 mill for Ugs should put us very close to last years payroll if we don’t have to eat more than 3 mill of Lowes deal BeeKay
they aren’t gonna bet Bay, let alone Bay and Uggs both
December 19th, 20095:32 pm
P. W. Hjort
I really don’t think it would take someone of Escobar’s caliber to get Taylor.
December 19th, 20095:33 pm
My think with Blalock is that he is going to be hitting against rh mostly… NC
but he’s still gonna be doing it in a park that is a lot more difficult to hit well in.He is a career .714 hitter away from Texas, that’s terrible especially for a corner infielder. It is true that his splits against RHers are much better. no way to know for sure, just talkin’.
If we get a OF/1B hybrid type player (i.e. Swisher, Dye, Nady) I really think the Braves so give a good look to Russell Branyan. The guy was sixth in MLB with a rate or 1HR for every 13.90 AB (only Pujols – 12.09, Fielder – 12.85, Reynolds – 13.14, Howard – 13.69, and Gonzalez – 13.80 were ahead of him) and he absolutely kills RH pitching. In this scenario
vs: RHP Hybrid in LF and Branyan at 1B
vs. LHP Hybrid at 1B Diaz in LF
so in essence its a Diaz – Branyan platoon so i took the liberty of compiling all Matt Diaz’s career stats vs LHP and Russell Branyan’s career stats vs RHP added them together and got a 162 game average (well basically its based off of a 600 AB average) this is what I came up with:
.265/.364/.509/.872 37 HR 31 2B 93 RBI
That would add a lot of power to our lineup
December 19th, 20095:34 pm
I only know a couple of scouts, nolie, and none of them subsist on scouting alone. I would be interested to know, about what percentage of scouts have that as their only source of income?
December 19th, 20095:35 pm
think=thing or think=thinking
THE BEAR Illegitimi non carborundum
December 19th, 20095:36 pm
I posted this earlier and thought you might have missed it.
December 19th, 2009
Never been to Bangkok before… my buddies have been…they’re pretty good partiers. I know I am in trouble.
I know my nights will be planned..but would also like some stuff to do in the daytime.
In daytime hire a “longtail boat” and take the water tour in the backwaters of the Chao Phraya River. You can get one downstairs at the Shangri-La Hotel. Don’t go on one of the party boats, hiring one yourself is not that expensive. You will see how the water people live and also be sure to ask the driver to take you by the King’s boat house where you will see all those ornate barges. Take your camera along as you will be taking lots of pics.
One day you should visit the “Rose Garden” and see how old time Siam lived. They have working elephants and millions of orchids growing wild as well as many other things to enjoy.
I assume from your comments you are going to Patpong during the night.
December 19th, 20095:38 pm
One could certainly argue that LaRoche is a poor man’s Jason Bay in terms of what he brings to the table. His career numbers are only slightly below Bay’s. Plus his glove work makes him a very valuable commodity. I say give him a contract 2yrs. for 20 mil..option for a 3rd. If Bay is worth 15 mil per year then LaRoche is a steal at 10. Oh and over his career in the 2nd half of the season LaRoche has out performed BaY. Since we can’t have a Bay, why not a LaRoche?
December 19th, 20095:40 pm
“ATTENTION for all those who want Adrian Gonzalez
You do realize he will get about 20 million a year after his two years. He will be gone because we can’t afford him. If we don’t have Freeman in the wings. We won’t have a first baseman”
Even if the Braves had to include Freeman for Gonzalez and Gonzo required 20 mil at the end of his contract the Braves should be able to afford it since Chipper would be at the end of his contract and we’d need that big bat/franchise type guy to go along with Heyward, McCann and Escobar. But in the scenario I gave last night we wouldn’t have to trade Freeman.
Robert (Chipper Is The Best)
December 19th, 20095:44 pm
I preface my comments by saying I understand that Rick Ankiel’s agent is Scott Boras. Anyway, has there been any thought to giving Diaz the everyday LF job and signing Rick Ankiel as a semi-platoon partner with Diaz and concentrating on that until Lowe or Vasquez is moved.
I have to say the longer this goes the more I am beginning to think that there is a better than average chance no trade takes place.
December 19th, 20095:47 pm
Jay212033 ….I’m thinking Freeman is untouchable…..we can’t trade him..we’re not the Yankees…..we need his projected production coupled with his low salary…
December 19th, 20095:48 pm
I only know a couple of scouts, nolie, and none of them subsist on scouting alone. I would be interested to know, about what percentage of scouts have that as their only source of income? PTBNL
Don’t know about nowdays but in the 70s very few did it only scouting, especially if they were HS/College scouts and MLB scouts. My guess is that most on that level still use other jobs.
Scouting can be a real grind that uses up tremendous amounts of time and keeks you away from home a lot during the season. You try to watch 2 sometimes 3 games a day if you cover a lot of territory and the paperwork and logistics can be almost overwhelming sometimes. If your bosss decides they wanna see someone you damn sure better know where and when he plays next and be right about it. I’m sure that computers and Email has made that part of it a bit less taxing.
I know a few guys who are still in it, but they are older and more or less not full time.
I did read recently that a pretty successful scout for a lot of years -can’t remember his name- was made to take a cut to $18,000.
BTW, didn’t you say that you were into training and physiology stuff last year?Or and I thinking of someone else?
December 19th, 20095:49 pm
December 19th, 2009
Even if the Braves had to include Freeman for Gonzalez and Gonzo required 20 mil at the end of his contract the Braves should be able to afford it since Chipper would be at the end of his contract and we’d need that big bat/franchise type guy to go along with Heyward, McCann and Escobar. But in the scenario I gave last night we wouldn’t have to trade Freeman.”
IIRC, San Diego has a prime prospect who they would like to put at 1b, which would be the only reason they would shop Gonzo in the first place. That being said, why would they need Freeman? And if Freeman is as important to the Braves as they are saying, why would they either get rid of him or block him with someone young and potentially expensive? And IF the Braves burned that money to get him, you had better believe that SD would ask for a damaging array of young talent. Does anyone here really see an honest scenario where this will happen, or is this just “shooting the breeze?”
December 19th, 20095:52 pm
Plus his glove work makes him a very valuable commodity monty
not sure how that is so. Fielding Bible ranked him 15th which is about as average as you can be. very limited range. He has good hands though. He looks better than he actually is cause he is so smooth most of the time. I think 15th is a tad low myself, but I wouldn’t put him in the top 10 either. I know all the Braves love to rave about his fielding.
December 19th, 20095:53 pm
I saw…like the input. I shared with my friend to see what he thought.
December 19th, 20095:54 pm
that should have been NOT MLB scouts in the 70s, PTN
December 19th, 20095:55 pm
If Russell Branyon played 162 games he could be expected to put up the following numbers provided he performed at a level equal to his career numbers.
.234 BA, 30 HR, 73RBI, 62 BB and 174 K’s. No way do I want someone striking out 174 times and killing that many rallies. That is worse than Francoeur.
December 19th, 20095:57 pm
Bob Horner had a sweet compact swing
Did you read the very last line in what I wrote? Last night I posted this 3-way idea that didn’t involve Freeman.
Derek Lowe – SP
6 mil per year(18 mil total)
Jordan Walden/Trevor Reckling – SP
Brandon Wood – IF
Jordan Schafer – CF
Kris Medlen – SP
Randall Delgado – SP
Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
Heck I’d even throw a PTBNL(Mike Minor) in the deal to get it done.
December 19th, 20095:59 pm
.234 BA, 30 HR, 73RBI, 62 BB and 174 K’s. No way do I want someone striking out 174 times and killing that many rallies. That is worse than Francoeur. BEAR
yup, I have little faith in Branyan, those numbers are kinda exaggerated in a way cause he has had a few years that brought up the averages of a lot of poor years. If he has what for him is a great season then you get decent numbers, but the poor seasons way outnumber the good ones. Box of chocolates ginda guy where two thirds of them ain’t really chocolate but some other dark brown sticky substance
McCann O, I just wanted to tell you that you are a very intelligent young lady and your knowledge of the game is really outstanding. I salute you.
December 19th, 20096:00 pm
I blame the fan base for the braves offensive struggles, no one shows up to the games who cheers them on. No fans means no money = mediocre players
Ritchie from Scotland
funny you mentioned listening to the remaster of Abbey Road. I was doing the same today. I really can’t get enough of it, sounds amazing. You Never Give Me Your Money especially, I forgot what a great track that was.
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