5:16 pm January 4, 2010, by David O'Brien
Wayne in Utah
January 5th, 20109:43 am
No, I don’t think at the Ted Johnny would be that much of an upgrade over Cabrera.
January 5th, 20109:44 am
Wayne, do some research before you comment on things you have absolutely no clue about. Everything I’ve read about global warming/climate change for the past decade states that the results are temperature extremes at both ends, extreme heat waves and record cold spells, along with record-breaking droughts and floods. You can read plenty of articles online that explain it and give examples.
Or, you can keep doing that homespun-wisdom thing: Each day it’s really cold in your town, you just blurt out, “What’s all this damn talk about global warming?” Oh, and “Get off my damn yard, you [punk kids!”
January 5th, 20109:45 am
“doubt the Brewers would be interested in moving Braun at any price (I assume they would like to make the playoffs, too), but, I’d be tempted to offer Jurrjens as a centerpiece”
what do you mean you’d be tempted? Id trade Jurrjens for Braun in a heartbeat
18 Wheels of Love
January 5th, 20109:48 am
Hey look, Wayne is a scientist! Tell me about the affects of CO2 in the atmosphere and where the increased levels of CO2 come from.
Nova Scotia Steve
January 5th, 20109:52 am
Who wouldn’t like to see another “professional hitter” in Atlanta’s line-up…
It would make ‘in-game-blogging’ THAT much more exciting.
January 5th, 20109:55 am
Just wondering if you knew how the incentive money for a contract like the one for Glaus gets allocated to the braves budget. For example, if say there is another 4 million in performance incentives (in addition to the the 2 million base), does that mean Wren can’t spend that money? Just curious if the rumored 7-9 million available includes any additional allotment for Glaus.
January 5th, 20109:57 am
Somebody mentioned Earl Weaver’s philosophy of wanting everybody on his roster to do SOMETHING very well. I like that.
Johnny Damon does one important thing very well – he scores runs. Consistently, for a long, long, time. He can hit, he walks, he can run, he steals. Noodle arm and age notwithstanding, if you don’t commit to him for four years, he would score runs. We can use that.
Question is, whether McLouth would fill a run producing role well enough to hit down in the order. I think he would. I also think McLouth is a better player than he showed with the Braves last year.
Not a Melky fan for the same Earl Weaver reasoning. He does everything about average.
Dye does one thing very well. He hits the ball out of the ballpark. I like that, too. Probably more than I like Damon’s ability to score runs, at least on this team. The marginal utility gained by dropping McLouth and leading off Damon is less than having Dye hit fourth or sixth and creating more power (assuming Dye’s last two months were an aberration).
Hey it was freezing in Tampa yesterday night, we must fear the Global Freezing !!!
January 5th, 20109:59 am
-30 without wind chill where i’m at DOB…significantly Northern to Whistler and Vancouver…
It about a 2hr plane flight to Vancouver from Whitehorse, Yukon.
That’s where i’m living right now…doing news and sports at a radio station up here.
I’m situated right next to Alaska…So anyone want to continue talking about cold??? lol
January 5th, 201010:03 am
Nova Scotia Steve: You are a hearty soul, my friend, living up there. I noticed the temps in the upper part of the B.C. province on the Canadian newscasts while we were there, and it was 20 degrees lower (celsius) in some places than where we were in Whistler. I mean, that’s the kind of cold that we get in the lower 48 only in places like International Falls, Minn.
But…but….Rush said it wasn’t true!
January 5th, 201010:06 am
Who wouldn’t like to see another “professional hitter” in Atlanta’s line-up
I know, right? Where IS Loaf anyway? Has he signed with another team? Gonna retire? Waiting til Spring Training again? Can we….get him back?
purdue tomas, i dont think randy winn is a bad player, but i dont see the need for him on this braves team. if we had him, it would be as kind of an insurance situation, in case an outfielder didnt work out for us. we would have an athletic guy who is serviceable with the bat to put out there. but, the braves already traded for that guy this minter. melky is basically randy winn at this point. i personally want the braves to dump melky anyways, but there isnt really a reason to get a guy like randy winn when we already have one.
January 5th, 201010:07 am
hey guys, when talking about how many homers dye could hit at turner field, remember that us cellular is more of a hitters park than turner field, but mostly for lefties. the dimensions of tuner field in down the left line and in the leftfield gap are basically the same as turner field. so, as a right handed hitter, dye would probably not be affected by the change in ballpark.
January 5th, 201010:08 am
what do you mean you’d be tempted? Id trade Jurrjens for Braun in a heartbeat
Pretty sure it would take a little more than Jair, LOL. And I don’t mean Melky, either.
January 5th, 201010:09 am
Survey most any major city in the U.S. and you’ll find that the Record high and low temperatures happened many, many years ago. Many cities have recorded high temps dating back to the 1800’s. Human induced “climate change” is a joke.
And I don’t even like Rush…
And we all know that he is practically Dentzian in his ability to be right about things, LOL.
January 5th, 201010:10 am
I think Wayne was responding to the hypocrites that used 1200 limo’s and 140 private jets to attend the conference in copenhagen. I could care less if you believe in Al Gore and global warming but the mouthpiece of the movement is a bunch of elitist twinkies that tell everyone how to save the world but do nothing themselves to help
January 5th, 201010:13 am
burdellYou don’t think the upgrade from Cabrera to Damon is worth $7 million?
it definitely wont cost $7mil to upgrade from cabrera.
January 5th, 201010:14 am
DOB talking politics at 9:44? say it aint so….
and yes, it IS politics.
January 5th, 201010:15 am
My desire is not a player of the caliber of Damon,Dye Gomes or Nady. I want to read on here a trade that knocks my socks off, one of those trades that get you excited about the next season. The type of trade that leaves you saying”I can’t believe Wren pulled that off”. Alas, methinks I am dreaming.
We can see Atlanta’s been “gassing it up”:
Atlanta, GA Weather Facts
The average warmest month is July.
The highest recorded temperature was 105°F in 1980.
The average coolest month is January.
The lowest recorded temperature was -9°F in 1899.
January 5th, 201010:16 am
Obsessed Blogger is right. This type of climate change has been going on since the beginning of time. Its all a cycle.
Wren A Player
January 5th, 201010:18 am
The “RENT”for Damon is too high for a 1 year lease..maybe we can get McCutchen back from ye Pirates…..rrrrrrrrrrrrr!
I think Wayne was responding to the hypocrites that used 1200 limo’s and 140 private jets to attend the conference in copenhagen.
Any idea why executives use private jets and limos? Because time is the most valuable commodity, and an hour of time for a top executive (or anyone with specialized expertise) is a lot more valuable than an hour of jet fuel or gasoline.
I understand that it looks bad and appearances do count, but still…
January 5th, 201010:19 am
Johnny Damon bites. He is an awful hitter. The only reason his offensive numbers are even respectable is because of the tiny little ball parks he has played in. We need a real hitter!!
January 5th, 201010:20 am
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie-
deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth-
persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths
allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort
– John F. Kennedy
January 5th, 201010:21 am
I am not all keyed up on Adam Laroach because of his half seasons, but its looks like he has figured Turner field out. not many have,thats why hitters struggle in Atlanta. I would rather see Jordan, and Jayson in the outfield than any expensive addition. Kelly Johnson will have a better year than Damon, Dye, or Nady. Really like to see Mitch Jones get 200 abs before we sign anyone.. I think Dereck Lowe will have a fine season, but we dont need him or his contract, trade him in june and we want have to eat any of his contract,and can get a couple of prospects, or an outfilder if we need one. just because theres money to spend, doesnt mean thhres someone out there worth spending it on that will improve the Braves. If I were G.M. I Would spend,if on anything, theres a lot of great relief pitchers available, the price seems to be cheap. we need 1 more solid guy. Just like what we got already. our lineup will not match Phillies or Yankees nomatter what we do, we have to believe Glauss, Heyward, Chipper will have solid years… and that everyone else is consistant. then we will have one of the toughest lineups in baseball… jf we could get a guy like Valaerde for example, we could shut down anyone……… I know aguy like him wants to close, but if he or one like him wants to win for the same money, hes th guy I want anyway. Message to Frank Wren I like what Youve done so far. Really miss J.V. always wanted to see him in Atlanta. He will probably never repeat what he did last year, but he might win more games. just not the era. and consistancy. PLEASE DONT SPEND ON MAYBES AND NO DEFENSE. KEEP THE PROSPECTS, WE CAN WIN WITH WHAT WE GOT…..
L.A.? New York?
Los Angeles, CA Weather Facts
On average, the warmest month is August.
The highest recorded temperature was 112°F in 1990.
The average coolest month is January.
The lowest recorded temperature was 24°F in 1944.
New York, NY Weather Facts
July is the average warmest month.
The highest recorded temperature was 102°F in 1966.
January is the average coolest month.
The lowest recorded temperature was -4°F in 1994.
I’ll stop now- you get the drift. I would hope that most of you are smart enough to see through the “climate change” b.s. for the power grab and excuse for excessive taxation that it really is.
January 5th, 201010:22 am
Happy New Year!(and go Jackets!!!)….where are we, oh yeah, the same spot we were in back in the Holiday Season. Scouring over posts I am nodding my head and shaking it at others. Same rhetoric different year. DOB is still having baggage issues. L.E.N.T.Z is still pontificating(although I still am agreeing with him more-scary). Frank Wren is still backpedalling. Between Frank, Wayne, and Steve I can’t remember who is from what state or who has switched states. Ah, I am sure things will get clearer soon.
Oh yeah, my point (while wondering if the Flying Squirrels will change the name from The Diamond to The Squirrels Nest) will Wren try to end up with about 10 middle range outfielders and still start Heyward in AAA to keep from starting his arb clock? If RH outfield power was his most pressing issue (as he claimed) is adding a Johnny Damon the answer at 8 million? We are going to get more HR production from Prado than Damon is my guess.
While a new year breeds optimism only a homer of gigantic proportions wouldn’t be infused with a fair degree of skepticism. Nothing to date that Wren has done (OK, Wagner I will give him) has lowered the skeptic meter reading for me. As I have said before the April product is how I will judge Wren, not now. But folks it ain’t looking good compared to our NL East foes. DOB and Bowman have it right to date – our OF is not improved and the names I am seeing have me agreeing with VaBravesFan. How can they entertain signing a Damon for 8 million and pass on a versatile DeRosa for less. Not sure but hopefully DeRosa took the SF offer so he could play 3rd everyday over a super-sub position with Atlanta.
Anyway all this begs my most pressing question. If Heyward is the solid favorite talent-wise for RF coming out of ST will Wren still send him to AAA?
Rock on…..Greg Allman in Richmond at The National on Friday night. SWEEEEET!
January 5th, 201010:24 am
beekay, have to say that I share your attitude about elitist. Tired of having so many ” concerned ” persons looking out for my welfare while seeking to enrich themselves at my or/and the planets expense. What ever point of view we hold dear, the time of asking someone else to take care of problems is over. A real sucker bet. Do something ourselves starting with ending the bought and paid for government system we have in this country. Why are our congresspersons, president etc not really working for for us? MONEY!
January 5th, 201010:25 am
DOB: I like the Damon idea. But how would the lineup look like in 2011? I like the idea of Schafer in AAA in 2010 and in CF in 2011.
Damon is a professional hitter who has not dropped off. He is an excellent leadoff man.
Weather or Sports?
January 5th, 201010:26 am
Message to all you CLOWNS who want to talk about the weather instead of the BRAVES!…………………..log onto the Weather Channel…I’M sure they would like to hear all you “fair weather”fans comments!
January 5th, 201010:27 am
That tiny little ballpark has only been open for one year – I’m sure it helped his home run totals last year, but his offensive production has been rather solid and consistent throughout his career.
Should we expect another 24 HR year? Probably not, but his OBP will be solid at the top of the lineup and he’ll still have some pop and hopefully some speed returns.
If you want someone with more power I can understant that, but describing Damon as an “awful hitter” may be a bit of a stretch.
January 5th, 201010:28 am
Nova Steve – oh sweet baby Jesus -20 and I was whining about a 6 degree windchill today
I would die up there
Well done at 9:44, DOB. These science deniers are just too much.
January 5th, 201010:29 am
Though I like Cabrera and would like to keep him, he isn’t as good a Winn as a leadooff hitter or defensively. Cabrera has a cannon but Winn has a nice arm too plus he has decent amount more range and better routes than Cabrera. Cabrera is likely a solidly above average in LF but Winn is in the elite catagory at the corners and has been for some time. Also Winn is able to put up better OBP and contact numbers especially against RHP where he can be platooned with Diaz. Winn is still very fast and a decent (15-20SB) basestealer while Cabrera isn’t a baseclogger but isn’t very fast either.
Cabrera has alot of value in versatility but Winn is just a plain better canidate to leadoff and play LF with Diaz.
January 5th, 201010:30 am
weatherunderground has a great tropical blog worth checking out.
The “RENT”for Damon is too high for a 1 year lease..maybe we can get McCutchen back from ye Pirates…..rrrrrrrrrrrrr! Wren A Player
Dumbass, we never had McCutchen.
January 5th, 201010:31 am
Don’t believe he was talking politics, DAP. Just trying to make sure others don’t.
Adding Damon would make the Braves a better team. If you get him I say bat him at the top of the order. McLouth has a little more power too so that enhances that argument despite Damon’s 24 dingers at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium last year.
Oh by the way ob blogger climate change is very real and the science(observable, provable facts) are conclusive. To access this info turn off Faux news and the Rush network and go to your local library. Hey, leave a time copsule for your kids explaining to them why nothing is really going to happen in fifty years. I’m sure they will admire your reasoning while they fight to just survive.
Damon the Shaman
January 5th, 201010:33 am
I’ll gives the Braves a discount..maybe the fools who pay to see me will think I am the second coming of Christ!
Is Damon a pretty good player? Yes. Is he going to provide the pop that this team needs? No. We’d be better off with Dye, wee need pop!!
January 5th, 201010:34 am
Those exec’s can’t run their piehole and tell us to ride bikes while they take limo’s to go to a conference 5 blocks away. Are you really defending them??? They are better than us and can’t fly coach??
January 5th, 201010:35 am
DOB – if you like Scott Biram’s new album, you should check out “Graveyard Shift,” the second album he recorded for Bloodshot Records. It’s almost as good as “Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever” (but not quite as good). His previous discs were recorded before his songwriting chops had developed to the point where they are now, and I can’t say that I would recommend any of them (they’re a little too rough around the edges — and not in a good way).
And after watching Johnny Damon pretty closely for the last five or six years (I live in Mass., so I’ve seen more than my share of Sox and Yankees games), I think the Braves would really be helping themselves by signing him to a two-year deal. He comes to play every day, has surprising pop, and is a better base stealer than almost anyone else on the Braves current roster. Plus, the man’s just a smart baseball player. That steal of second and third in the Series when the Phillies had the shift on for Texeira was a play that few in the league have the presence of mind or imagination to make. And that play is not out of the ordinary for him. While it’s true that he doesn’t have an arm (even last year there were still vendors outside of Fenway selling “Damon: looks like Jesus, throws like Mary” shirts when the Yankees came to town), he can still cover some territory in the outfield.
January 5th, 201010:37 am
I like Johnny Damon too, dude is a gamer with a lot of talent… as long as his legs are okay (remember he wasnt available at the end of the WS)
January 5th, 201010:39 am
This all I will say about climate change….
What are the consequences of the naysayers if they are wrong?
What are the consequences of the people that believe it is real?
Answer those truthfully and weight the pros and cons.
Now go sign Damon or Dye.
Sign Hinske for the bench.
Trade Melky for a prospect.
January 5th, 201010:40 am
That’s right O.J……………..I traded him before HE COULD GET CALLED UP FROM THE Gwinnett Braves…I should have thrown Hanson in the deal for McLouth too!I am impressed that the Nevada prison system lets you use the internet…keep up your “great”research..A-HOLE!!!
RHR (January 5th, 2010 10:06 am)
Where IS Loaf anyway? Has he signed with another team? Gonna retire? Waiting til Spring Training again? Can we….get him back?
Rosenthal reports that he will sign with Atlanta in February for $1MM He will earn the following incentives:
- 25K if he averages less than 4.5 Y/G (yawns per game)
- 50K if not nominated for “Ambien Sleepiest Player Of The Year” award
- After the All-Star Break he gets full use of LF ballgirl’s folding chair*
- For each HR above 15, Chino Cadahia will have a cup of warm milk waiting in the dugout
*On chilly nights, he may instead wear an MLB-approved Snuggie.
Global Warming has become associated with ones political view. Depends on which side of the fence you are on whether it is real or not. And brilliant scientists on both sides of the issue have argued both sides.
Now any time it gets hot or cold for a few days people go into hysterics.
January 5th, 201010:41 am
dogsbrekky: Without exaggerating, during my week in Whistler I heard more Aussie accents than American accents, and talked to more Aussies than Americans on the lifts, etc. Amazing how many from Australia you run into in places like that, young kids doing the travel-the-world thing before they settle into careers, start families or whatever.
You don’t see many U.S. kids doing that anymore, for better or worse (and I understand why, because of the pressures on them over here nowadays to get a foot in the door and get started, etc.)
Different state of mind. You run into a whole lot of free-spirited Aussies. Almost always seem like great people, too.
You are Aussie, right?
Nova Scotia Steve - Roy Halladay wins 2010 NL Cy Young Award -
dogsbrekky & DOB -
Yeah they – the locals here – say you get used to it. Well I have some news for them…Its hard to get used to it…you just deal with it…
Summers are extremely nice…but also extremely short with up to 16-18 hours of daylight…it plays with the mind…let me tell you.
During summer soltice…there is little to no darkness that particular day…flip that around in winter…dark dark dark.
Hey…the money’s decent and i’m doing what I love.
This blog keeps me sane in both summer and winter months.
January 5th, 201010:42 am
Daslied, now that (11:40) was funny.
January 5th, 201010:44 am
18 wheels, living in fear is no way to live.
I stay home today because I believe that if I get in my car, I will die. What are the consequences if I’m wrong? What about the people who do get in their cars? What are the consequences if they’re wrong? If we’re both wrong then I live and they die right?
Let’s just all stay home.
18 wheels What are the consequences of the naysayers if they are wrong?
What are the consequences of the people that believe it is real?
dont forget there are also very bad consequences if man-made global warming is indeed a hoax intended as a power grab. if that is the case, then this is very dangerous and much more than keeping the planet clean. MUCH more.
now baseball…Now go sign Damon or Dye.
Sign Hinske for the bench.
Trade Melky for a prospect.
id say dye and not damon, and i love the idea of getting hinske and dumping melky.
16-18 hours of daylight per day – that should read – sometimes more
Rumor Has It
January 5th, 201010:45 am
I’m going to email the polar ice caps and tell them they aren’t really melting….. it’s just liberal propoganda. Those pictures and records that show clear water where ice has existed for centuries are just photoshopped.
They need to suck it up and start freezing again!
Nova Scotia Steve,
I’m having a difficult time trying to word this question so that it makes sense, but here goes:
At what point can you just not distinguish exactly how cold it is anymore? I mean, I can walk outside here and distinguish between 30 degrees or 50 degrees. I’ve never been in any climate like you are in, so I’m ignorant to that extreme. Can you really feel the difference between 30 below and 10 below? Or is there a point where you can just say eff it…it all feels the same, and it’s just too cold to matter what the numbers say?
NC Braves Fan
January 5th, 201010:47 am
I remember my trip to Whistler a few years back. We talked to one of the waiters who served us during the course of the week and we asked him how he ended up there. He said, “Well, I was in Venice and I got bored there after about a month. So I called my dad and asked him where I should move next, and he recommended Whistler.”
It was in that moment I was reminded of my “limited resources.”
But you guys are right – you meet really interesting people in places like Whistler.
And after watching Johnny Damon pretty closely for the last five or six years (I live in Mass., so I’ve seen more than my share of Sox and Yankees games), I think the Braves would really be helping themselves by signing him to a two-year deal. He comes to play every day, has surprising pop, and is a better base stealer than almost anyone else on the Braves current roster. Plus, the man’s just a smart baseball player. — Nick Shay
Nick, that’s what I hear from every player, writer and team official or scout whenever subject of Damon has come up this winter.
Oh, and thanks for the input on Scott Biram. I’ll get the other CD you recommended (saw it on the Bloodshot Records site). The new one is really strong.
Are you really defending them??? They are better than us and can’t fly coach??
yes, I’m afraid so, LOL. Flying coach means several hours of airport time both ways, conforming to airline schedules instead of your own, and anyone who has ever tried to work in coach knows that’s a bust.
As I said, not very good public relations, even if more efficent and productive. I didn’t say all these folks were smart, too, you know, LOL. But high-powered time is too valuable to waste by sitting around airports and trying to hail cabs. Just my opinion.
Living in Yukon…I can kind of agree with Sarah Palin…I think I can see Russia on a clear night.
Then again maybe its the Northern Lights…
January 5th, 201010:48 am
Wren A Player, I hope to God you are not being serious, because if you are, you are a complete and utter moron!!!! WE NEVER HAD MCCUTCHEN, NOT IN THE MINORS OR ANYWHERE IN OUR FARM SYSTEM, EVER!!!!!!!!!
He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates 11th overall in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, never played for Atlanta or its farm system, douche.
January 5th, 201010:51 am
Melky Cabrera is a hell’ve a good ballplayer.The Yankees shouldn’t have gotten rid of him…..you Braves fans will see!He will hit 25-35 homers and knock in a 100+RBI….mark my words!
lmao…does that dude really think we had and traded McCutchen?
Sign loaf and the Braves could have no-dose night at the stadium.
maybe the Braves could get one of those golf stools for loaf to carry into the OF to prop him up
January 5th, 201010:52 am
I dont know, but it seems that way.
Excessive CO2 in the atmosphere does bad things. I get the politics on both sides, I do. I don’t get all hysterical about any of it. It’s something we should take seriously and not just say it doesn’t exist. The consequences are too great.
I just think a shift towards a solution will lead us to oil independence. My hybrid is a great car and all but it isn’t the future. A synthetic gas alternative is what I believe is needed and believe it will be derived from studying ‘climate change’ or whatever you want to call it today. Not saying either said is completely wrong, just saying that something good could come out of doing something over nothing.
Wayne in Utah: your country is a looooooooong way away from socialism…
Hillbilly: Can you really feel the difference between 30 below and 10 below? Or is there a point where you can just say eff it…it all feels the same.
There’s a massive difference between -10 and -30.
After a week of -30 temperatures….you greet -10 with open arms with a t-shirt and shorts. (maybe a little bit of a stretch)…but you notice a big difference.
Now say between -25 to -30 or even -35 (it gets that cold here)…you don’t notcie the difference as much…praying there is no wind…because it there is a hint of wind…it feels like a knife cutting your skin.
Have to be very careful about spending any short periods of time outdoors when it gets that cold…making sure little to no skin is exposed…frostbite can set in pretty quickly
Can be extremely dangerous.
January 5th, 201010:53 am
scoots-well, there’s a PERCEPTION that their time is too valuable. I know plenty of people (my wife included) who fly somewhere around 50,000 miles a year and still manage to get their work done. Let them fly coach. Maybe the French had the right idea-La Guillotine for them elitists science nerds.
January 5th, 201010:55 am
Admit it – you guys are gonna miss the “Loaf in LF on A BlackBerry” posts on the blog. That was comedy gold, especially before someone who was decidedly less funny stole the handle.
January 5th, 201010:56 am
NSS-I live in Vermont (not quite as bad as NS, but….) I flew out of Burlington when it was 36 below zero and went to a Johnny Winter show a couple years back when it was 12 below. Froze my substantial behind off both times. It was so cold that a minute or two standing outside in it might well have induced a heart attack. Damn near had one until we got the car warmed up after Johnny’s show. They are both cold. Not so sure it would matter much to anyone unless they were forced out in it. Both temps could easily kill you.
January 5th, 201010:57 am
“Wayne In Utah
I’m outta here. Not sure I can stomach this ignorance much longer….”
Yeah, kinda the way I feel about folks who were fine with the democratic system of government when their interests were being served for eight years but now don’t recognize the right of the opposition to govern for even a short period of time.
I don’t stomach ignorance too well myself.
Can’t remember, but did you listen to the newest Avett Brothers disc, “I And Love And You”? Good stuff, that. (Also nice to see guys from my area being produced by Rick Rubin.)
January 5th, 201010:58 am
Bottom line is to stay inside if at all possible. Anything under 32 degrees freezes water and the human body is primarily water. Nuff said.
January 5th, 201011:00 am
It was 18 degrees in Charlotte when I was leaving for work. I’m about ready to set myself on fire.
What the hey, Braun is at least entertaining to think about, LOL, as opposed to the names currently being proffered here.
I hear you Scoots! I’m sure the Brewers would hang up first on that deal (unless Wren was throwing in a couple high-end prospects as well), but Braun is exactly the type of player the Braves are missing – a talented hitter, who can play his position well, and who is on the right side of 30 (only 26).
Sinking back into reality – I’m unsure if adding an OF (like Damon) is actually more important than adding a decent bat who can play the corner IF positions (as well as some OF). I’ve seen Aubrey Huff’s name come up a couple times on the ole blog… His sub .700 OPS for 2009 is ugly. His numbers were better before he was traded to Detroit, but he was not having a stellar year even as an Oriole.
Luke Scott is kinda interesting (when compared to the likes of Dye et al.). He was mostly a DH last year, but did play 10 games at 1B and 26 in LF. By the looks of it, he is at best a mediocre defender, but I admit that I’m no expert when it comes to interpreting fielding statistics.
January 5th, 201011:01 am
Lew, that’s exactly why I shouldn’t have said anything in the first place, LOL. One can’t really explain it to the point that most people would get it, I think. It’s just too counter-intuitive. Plus, now I’ll be thought of as an elitist twinkie.
January 5th, 201011:03 am
Elitest twinkie sounds like an awesome dessert. Maybe a twinkie dipped in chocolate. Makes me think of that cheeseburger I saw recently that uses Krispy Kreme donuts instead of regular buns!
January 5th, 201011:05 am
Makes me think of that cheeseburger I saw recently that uses Krispy Kreme donuts instead of regular buns!
Holy Cornelia. Just imagining that makes my blood vessels constrict.
Wren,what you been smoking man?McLouth was aquired for Gorky Hernandez and pitchers Morton and Locke.Maybe you should trade your brain because it’s fried!
January 5th, 201011:11 am
Weather or Sports, you said that just when I was thinking, “Reading this blog is making me such a well-rounded person.” Are you picking up on my sarcasm?
18Wheels-An elitist Twinkie will never equal a right out of the fat Krispy Kreme. Never. Especially if you get it at the KK on Ponce de Leon at say, 3 A.M.? A culinary experience to be treasured (or something).
January 5th, 201011:12 am
I don’t disagere that it should be looked into and studied. But there is a line at what point that should happen. Many people, myself included, look at the current economic state of our country and think that we might be better suited to spend those BILLIONS of dollars in other areas. Our country is crumbling around us and people are advocating sending boatlaods of money to research something that isn’t as pressing (IMO) as finding people jobs, and homes. Not to mention that we are at war.
Save America now, save the world later.
January 5th, 201011:13 am
Aussie Aussie Aussie – I think we travel a lot Dobi because we are so far frm everywhere… even going to Bali from Sydney is 7 hours or so…
In Italy this summer we had dinner at a place in the Cinque Terre and my missus was the only American … all the others were Aussies
I think we have an attitude that if you can have some fun… well do it !
Thanks DOB for saving us with a new blog, and yes, please, not Andruw…
But I do like your lineup, with our pitchers. February is comin quick!!!!
January 5th, 201011:14 am
scoots if a picture is worth a thousand words what does this do to your blood vessels? LOL
January 5th, 201011:15 am
Fischerking-You are aware that America resides in The World? Time to fix that along with our infrastructure, IMO. They are NOT mutually exclusive.
you make a decent case for Damon. The intriguing part about Damon is his intangibles; he might bring a winning attitude to the Braves. Other than his arm, I wonder how Damon would fair in the NL having spent his career in the AL. Some players find it difficult to switch leagues.
I would suspect that FW is going to wait to see how spring training unfolds before pulling the trigger on any other players. Maybe needs will arise and maybe the price will come down on players.
Excuse me while I go out and get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. The heck with global warming, might as well die stuffed.
I don’t know how I feel about Damon. Although that line-up posted in the main body of the blog looked pretty darn good with Damon at the top of it…and McLouth batting second.
And if McLouth struggles in the two hole you flip him with Prado…I think I’m warming up to Damon
January 5th, 201011:16 am
Frank….I told you to get the hell off these AJC Blogs AND I thought you stopped drinking…maybe I need to hire Bobby back as GM….he might “BLOW A FEW”deals but he “WON’T CHOKE ON THE BIG ONES”!
*Get it…warming up to Damon….
Cold weather talk…WARMING up to Damon… huh…huh….ahhhhhhh
January 5th, 201011:18 am
you heard it here YPUNELL will get M.V.P. votes and play in the allstar game with MCcan J.J. and Hanson. maybe even Jones and Wags.
18 Wheels of Love (January 5th, 2010 11:03 am)
Luther Vandross’ greatest hit, if you ask me.
January 5th, 201011:19 am
Actually I was aware of that. I just tend to agree with the thought that you are more productive if you get your current situation in check before taking care of the larger issue. I doubt the people that are losing jobs and having their homes forclosed at a record pace care too much about greenhouse gasses and carbon emmisions. But if you get them jobs and housing they may be more inclined to look at the bigger picture.
tiger 297, oh, man, LOL. That is some serious cholesterol on the hoof, ain’t it? Scary thing is, I’d probably jump all over that sucker, given the opportunity.
I’m with CB, I’m truckin’ some KK back from lunch today. I’ll want some on the plane, LOL.
January 5th, 201011:20 am
Of course Wren A Player wont respond now that he knows he was wrong, so he changes his screen name to Scheruoltz Report. What a douche.
Last time I checked, political discussion is verboten here, and climate change is a subject that’s become highly politicized. Where’s the moderator?
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