2:24 pm January 8, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 10th, 20102:40 pm
cabravesfan………..If Dallas didnt have Miles Austin to stretch the defense, our offense wouldnt be nearly as potent. Our running game wouldnt be able to be as effective if the safeties were able to play up (because they didnt fear getting beat deep).
January 10th, 20102:41 pm
Didn’t someone suggest that last night?
January 10th, 20102:42 pm
January 10th, 2010
By the way, I could hardly believe when I read in Knoxville paper today that this will be the first time a No. 1-ranked team has visited Thompson-Boling Arena in its 23-year history. Last No. 1 to visit Knoxville was Kentucky — 43 years ago.
Jeffrey D – Are you sure about this? Ga/Tenn have played a home and home series all those years. Maybe GA was ranked #1 later in the year after having already played the Vols in Knoxville. They usually are so much tougher later in the season, getting ready for March Madness.
Social skills insults from a fellow who calls everyone losers and know it alls,including DOB. Don’t you love it?
January 10th, 20102:43 pm
If you get an opportunity to talk to Emmanuel Negedu with the Tennessee basketball team, it is a very interesting story. He is probably the best athletic on campus. He is about 6 feet 7 inches and runs the 40 about 4 4 or under. His heart stopped after a workout and foot race with another player. He was revised by two people on staff with an automated electronic defibrillator and has a defibrillator implanted in his chest now incase his heart stops again. They are not sure if he can play sports again. He is one of the players recruited out of Africa and speaks several languages
Chris from the Rock
The Reds signed Chapman? I thought they were tapped out.
January 10th, 20102:44 pm
Does anyone else like watching those “World’s Strongest Man” competitions?
Steve from OH
January 10th, 20102:45 pm
Reds get Chapman? Color me surprised. My brother is a Reds fan and whines all the time that their payroll is so small and they won’t spend. Certainly a break from their recent M.O.
Not sure how much more Braves think Damon would add, especially if they believe they want to play Heyward and McLouth almost every day. If they thought Heyward might be slow out of box in ST, that might be a different thing, but my recollection is that he had a good ST last year. If they had a team to trade Melky to that might cut cost of Damon say, $7MM, down to $4MM or 4.5MM. Question is: does Damon give team that much more in value?
Damon, McLouth, Heyward and Diaz would mean that Diaz would play against every RHP. Melky would play against most RHP, too, if on team.
What about LaRoche? Have read nothing about him lately. Can’t see Braves signing him and Mets seem to be waiting to see how Delgado does in PR. Sure hope LaRoche does not sign with Mets and instead signs with an AL team. He may have underestimated his market value more than Damon. Betcha he’s happy with his agent right now.
Eric from MO
January 10th, 20102:46 pm
Heath maybe. I wasnt on last night.
If Dallas didnt have Miles Austin to stretch the defense, our offense wouldnt be nearly as potent. Our running game wouldnt be able to be as effective if the safeties were able to play up (because they didnt fear getting beat deep).
Who stretches the defense for the Ravens? 35 year old Derrick Mason? Not all teams need that “burner”, Paul.
January 10th, 20102:51 pm
Say what you will about the Braves’ offseason, but is there a pair of worse FA signing that the Astros giving Brandon Lyon 3 yrs/$15 MM and Brett Myers 1 yr/$5MM?
Efrim………New England isnt that good of a football team (especially with Wes Welker out for the year and Randy Moss playing hurt). Baltimore will have problems next week against Indianapolis.
Rachel’s natural position (the position he played at USC and I am assuming in high school) is Guard, so hopefully the 49ers will pick up a Tackle so he can move back to RG…and Staley missing all or most of the last 8 games certainly did not help matters…
The 49ers have plenty of deep threats- their major problems this year were O-Line play, inefficient QB play, and Michael Crabtree missing all of camp and the first 5 games of the season (oh, and Jimmy Raye not being able to decide what type of offense they should be…) Next season should be a good one for this team
January 10th, 20102:52 pm
I wasn’t advocating anything… I asked a simple question. That’s all, sir. I never say anything negative to you at all.
January 10th, 20102:53 pm
If you dont like it, then tell your pals on here to play nice because I can do this ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lentz
That’s on because you don’t have a job.
January 10th, 20102:55 pm
Lentz, If that is how you choose to spend your time, that’s your choice as an adult. I have a friend who also loves the bachelor lifestyle, and I doubt he will ever get married. To each his own. My apologies for getting personal with you in my earlier posts.
January 10th, 20102:57 pm
New England isnt that good of a football team (especially with Wes Welker out for the year and Randy Moss playing hurt). Baltimore will have problems next week against Indianapolis.
Not really talking about this game specifically, more their offensive approach. They are successful, yet don’t really have a burner. In your previous posts, it seemed like you felt that was necessary to have for a successful offense.
January 10th, 20103:00 pm
I just saw that I addressed DOB instead of you. You get my drift though. I didn’t say anything negative to or about you. I don’t understand.
Confirmed: LHP Aroldis Chapman agrees to five-year, $30 million contract with Cincinnati #Reds.
Didn’t they have money issues earlier in the offseason? Or it was reported that they did?
January 10th, 20103:01 pm
AJC used to require registration. Not sure why they dropped it. Many newspapers have.
My guess is that they view registration as a deterrent to readership and even though it reduces the paper’s ability to track its on-line readers, the off-set is apparently that it generates enough extra readers to generate enough ad revenue to off-set whatever benefit was being gained from tracking readers.
I still remember the AJC article from about 2002 that discussed the (one-time) hostile relationship between Lonnie Smith and John Schuerholz, dating back to their Kansas City days. Smith was quoted in the article as saying that at one point he planned to shoot John Schuerholz.
Anyway, I linked that article and e-mailed it to a buddy – he wrote me back and said, “Can you please copy and paste the actual article. I don’t want to register for ajc.com just to read this.”
So, there you have it.
Good game going on between Detroit and Butler…going into O.T.
January 10th, 20103:02 pm
It was reported that the Reds needed to slash payroll. (See mlbtraderumors.com from October/November).
Created some chatter here that the Braves might be able to swipe Joey Votto off of them.
My, how things change!
January 10th, 20103:04 pm
GatorBrave, Regarding your 2:29 post, I agree with everything you said except for your comments about DOB. He has professional expertise regarding the Braves and MLB (which bloggers don’t have) and it’s his blog. He also has tremendous knowledge about music. He’s not perfect (none of us are at our jobs), but he does provide us with great insight and timely information about the Braves.
brent a. -
I used to travel (internationally) a lot from ‘02 – ‘06…I also remember having to register to read the blog while sitting in my hotel room. Though, I don’t quite have the memory you do to recall a specific article…
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots
January 10th, 20103:05 pm
This blog would not be entertaining if people expected DOB to be completely objective or anyone (PL) for that matter. Time to ease up on the “Ban Lentz” campaign. The guy does get more response than any other blogger. It’s simple, don’t respond to him. It’s not like he’s sitting next to you.
I guess you should consider MLB Trade Rumors to be, um, rumors? Don’t always believe what they report.
January 10th, 20103:08 pm
cabravesfan……….how many 1,000 yard receivers did the Niners have? A BIG ZERO!!!!!!!!!!
When your tight end leads your team in receiving with 965 yards……..when your top 2 wide receivers combine for 1,152 yards………when your #3 wide receiver (Issac Bruce) only had 264 yards receiving………..then my friend, you have an issue with speed at the wide receiver position.
Let’s look at what the receivers for my Cowboys did this year:
Miles Austin, our #1 receiver, totaled 1,320 yards receiving (32 yards less than the Niners’ top 2 wide receivers totaled combined). Our #2 Patrick Crayton (622 yards) and our #3 Roy Williams (596 yards) out gained the Niners #1 and #2 receivers by 60 yards. Hell, running back Marion Barber (218 yards) almost had as many yards receiving as your number #3 wide receiver Issac Bruce (264 yards).
Even with all those yards by our receivers, our tight end Jason Witten (1030 yards) had more yards than Vernon Davis (965 yards).
Despite all the passing we did, we still out rushed the Niners by 503 yards this season (2,103 to 1,600 yards rushing).
Simply put, you’ve GOT to do better than that, lol.
January 10th, 20103:12 pm
Heath yeah I remember when I started to read the blog. It was back in 06. You had to register. It was pretty annoying and it didnt cut down on the jerks either.
Is the humidity in Atlanta worse than Florida? YOu would think Lowe would be used to it since he lives in Florida.
January 10th, 20103:13 pm
anyone else realize salty had shoulder surgery this offseason? at least glaus is at 1b, salty as a catcher may have it rough
January 10th, 20103:14 pm
They said Salt. just started throwing two weeks ago or so.
January 10th, 20103:15 pm
The Braves need some position prospects.
The registration process was pretty rudimentary. No real “check” was done on the applicants.
Tom, the problem with that is everyone eventually responds to him. I try not to, but sometimes I have had a long day of putting up with idiots and I just cant take anymore. So I respond on that day. I have a feeling this happens to alot of other bloggers. You try not to, but some days you just cant help it.
January 10th, 20103:16 pm
Q&A with Rangers catcher Saltalamacchia
January 9, 2010, 1:26 PM
By: Richard Durrett
McKINNEY, Texas –
January 10th, 20103:18 pm
Derek Jeter is reportedly getting married. What’s this world coming to?
Joe I have only been to Atlanta twice. Both times it was pretty humid. Almost as bad as Missouri. I dont know if it is normally that humid or not.
January 10th, 20103:20 pm
I actually ejoy reading Lentz, it entertains me. I don’t like watching the “train wreck” reality shows because they make me sad. I do like reading it though, go figure.
January 10th, 20103:21 pm
The reason I dislike your posts, is that everything is black and white with you. Like most all things, there is a lot of gray area. Why does the total yardage of the receivers mean that they lack team speed? Perhaps it could of been because of the quarterback or the offensive line, or any number of different things. You’re a bizarre guy.
January 10th, 20103:22 pm
That’s good that Lowe’s all good, I like that.
Why the Phillies need to watch out for The Braves:
January 10th, 20103:24 pm
It’s that University of Kentucky education, put to good use. B)
January 10th, 20103:25 pm
I could’ve sworn that B) made a face, oh, well
There is more to being a good receiver then posting 1,000 yards…Vernon Davis led the league in TD receptions this year, and Crabtree & Morgan are both very young (and again, Crabtree missed the first 5 games)- and part of that, again, has to do with QB play…I never said the 49ers didn’t need work- they do. But the foundation is definitely there for them to be very good very soon. (And Frank Gore posted his 4th consecutive 1,000 yard season)- they started the season as a power run team and then tried to turn into a pass happy team mid way through the season…then went back to a power run team. Bottom line- WR is one of the positions I am satisfied with going into next season
January 10th, 20103:26 pm
That’s phrophetic Lentz. I enjoy the same lifestyle.
Yes, Atlanta is generally quite humid, as is most of the south.
January 10th, 20103:27 pm
joerochester…………”reportedly” is different than “officially” getting married.
Still, even if Derek Jeter is really getting married, he waited like a wise man. Dude hit a number of high quality females over the years. That is how you enjoy the perks of being a superstar World Champion.
Steve Young and Troy Aikman both waited until after they retired from the NFL before they got married. That’s the move to make if you are a big time superstar. It’s just virtually impossible for athletes like that to turn down all the booty that crosses their path during their careers.
Now when a man retires (and even then I’m not sure that I would want to get married) then I can see the logic someone like Jeter settling down.
Tiger Woods would be wise to just cut his wife the $300 mil check and move on. Being a golfer will enable him to recoup that and then some. Tiger will be winning Majors when he is in his 50’s. Tiger takes care of himself and doesnt have to play in a bunch of tournaments like most golfers do. Just focus on golf and enjoy the perks of being a superstar. Forget getting married and risking having to pay some gold digger cash for booty that you can get for far less. If you are worth a billion, why would you want to get married?
And Isaac Bruce was pretty much a non-issue as soon as Crabtree signed- he didn’t even play the last 4 or 5 games (except for a token appearance in St. Louis)
January 10th, 20103:31 pm
LOL at Paul Lentz. Yeah, you sound like someone who gets a lot of girls, lol
January 10th, 20103:32 pm
I’ve been with my girlfriend for 5 years and we don’t have any plans for marriage.
January 10th, 20103:33 pm
I should get married for the tax benefits. We bought a house together, are pretty much married without the title.
January 10th, 20103:34 pm
cabravesfan………….Issac Bruce (your #3 wide receiver) gained 264 yards receiving in 2009. Enough said.
Crabtree, your #1 receiver, gained 625 yards. Morgan, your #2 receiever who played the whole 2009 season with you guys, gained 527 yards.
Most of my friends are Niners fans. They have all pretty much told me that they think that their wide receivers (with the possible exception of Crabtree) are BUMS.
January 10th, 20103:37 pm
My g/f and I have been together 7 years and not getting married anytime soon. I know exactly what you mean by saying that you are pretty much married without the title.
January 10th, 20103:39 pm
Jim, I think you hit the nail on the head with Damon.
Do the Braves like Damon? Yes. If he were virtually free, would they open a roster spot for him? Sure! But do they feel there’s enough separation between what he could provide vs what Diaz/Melky (primarily Diaz) to justify spending another 6-7 mill? I believe the answer is no.
Even if the Braves could afford Damon (and maybe they could if they moved Melky), I don’t know that they’re interested enough in Damon to pull the trigger.
Diaz played every day in the second half of last season and performed at an all-star level. And it wasn’t just a half season. He’s a .310 career hitter in nearly 1,300 AB’s. He’s also turned into a solid LF’er.
Overall, I think the Braves feel that Diaz (with Melky starting some vs certain righties) will give them plenty of offense in LF for significantly less money than Damon, and will provide better defense.
Jurrjens4NLCY, Marriage isn’t always an institution of the church. My wife and I are of different religions and we were married outdoors by a judge in a civil ceremony. But I agree with you (and Lentz, when he referred to athletes) that people should wait to get married to make sure it’s what each person wants. I enjoyed living alone and doing my own thing prior to getting married in my mid-30s. As I said earlier, to each his or her own.
January 10th, 20103:40 pm
Keep crying. I’ll take Miles Austin over any of the “speedsters” that you guys have any day of the week. What a joke.
It’s too early to tell if Crabtree will be better than Austin, but I like his chances. Facts and stats? Like you saying Gore struggled at times? Like I said, 4.9 YPC. You can cherry pick the games, but the fact is that he averaged 4.9 YPC. And I dislike your posts for the same reason that everyone else here does.
January 10th, 20103:41 pm
Then I guess we can agree to disagree on that (I’m not the biggest Crabtree fan in the world but I do think that, with a full camp under his belt, improving the O-line, and getting more consistent play from Alex Smith, the 49ers will be much improved next season- and will challenge for the Division title)
There is no doubt there is a lot of room for improvement with this team, but they are moving in the right direction…
I think Damon would be a much better leadoff man than anyone else we have on the roster right now.
January 10th, 20103:42 pm
NFC West is weak bro. AZ and SF are the only two teams I have faith in.
January 10th, 20103:45 pm
What network do they play all the Atlanta Braves games down south?
January 10th, 20103:47 pm
Fox Sports Net, Fox SportSouth & Peachtree TV.
Efrim…………..I’m not worried about the future like you are. I’m more concerned with what is going on today (trying to tie the Steelers and win our 6th Super Bowl). I’ll take Miles Austin TODAY over Crappytree ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Niners will never seriously compete until they build a new stadium AND get new ownership. The Yorks make Liberty Media look like big tippers in comparison.
I agree with your summation of the OF. GM’s first priority is assigning value to the commodity (player). Good points.
January 10th, 20103:49 pm
“Atlanta would be great,’’ he said. “I’m wide open. There are a handful of teams who, in my opinion, could win and I’d like to see what kind of availability there would be with those clubs.’’
Ah, the lotto big prize, not 80 mill, it’s-s-s-s JOHNNY DAMON. let’s hear it folks for JOHNNY DAMON. Maybe that’s why he’s waiting. I see DAVE’s point about being here, but the BRAVES are going to sweat him out, and if he goes elsewhere, oh well….
Just read your post and I agree.
NO MORE BOBBY
In response to your quote under the Lowe picture that says – Lowe in 2003 postseason. He says he wants to do this with the Braves — still.
I see him doing that gesture at the end of this season but with his middle finger up after we blame him again for Braves finishing third.
January 10th, 20103:50 pm
Where’s the Power Hitter Wren promised the last two years? Sounds like Obama on C-Span!
January 10th, 20103:52 pm
Damon will end up with the Nationals.
January 10th, 20103:53 pm
Marriage is most definitely not an institution of “the church”. There were marriages long before there was “the church”. It’s practiced all over the globe under civil pretenses.
January 10th, 20103:54 pm
You now see how astute Wren is as GM. Damon would be an upgrade, I quess, but Wren circumvented the LF situation by obtaining a platoon partner in LF. He created options with the trade of Vazquez.
January 10th, 20103:55 pm
Damon would hit 8 HR in Turner Field.
January 10th, 20103:56 pm
A biography on Warren Beatty estimates he slept with 12,775 women… Lentz how close are you to that?
January 10th, 20103:58 pm
By “friends”, I mean MEN. And by benefits, I mean them cornholing me.
Bobby Valentine IS the answer, lol!
January 10th, 20104:00 pm
incredible, that is a different woman every day for 35 years. had to of had more than 1 on many days. what a stud.
joerochester, maybe Damon would be better. But I respectfully disagree with the assertion that he would be “much better”.
Matt Diaz was very good all year, but he really shined after being given Frenchy’s old job and an everyday place in the lineup. In the second half, playing every day, Diaz hit .333 with 10 HR’s, 41 RBI, and 9 steals.
Overall, since Diaz didn’t begin playing every day until the half-way point of the season, Diaz had 371 AB’s for the year. If you take his ‘09 number and scale them out to 550 AB’s, here’s what you have:
.313 AVG, .390 OBP… 19 HR, 86 RBI, 18 steals
Compare to Damon’s ‘09 stats in 550 AB’s:
.282 AVG, .365… 24 HR, 82 RBI, 12 steals
And keep in mind that Damon was playing in a popcorn machine while Diaz played in a pitcher’s park. Damon’s 24 HR’s at New Yankee Stadium translates to 15-20 at The Ted. Also, once again… Diaz is a CAREER .310 hitter, and a better overall defensive option than Damon.
January 10th, 20104:02 pm
joerochester, I forgot to mention that Diaz did spend some time in the leadoff role last season, and was extremely effective there.
January 10th, 20104:04 pm
While I wish Denise and John York would crawl back into the depths of hell from which they came, the smartest thing they did was turn full time, day-to-day control of the team over the their son Jed. He (unlike his mother) bares no ill will towards Eddie, and in fact, the first thing he did was invite Eddie back to SF and induct him into the Ring of Honor…he is the reason Mike Singletary is their head coach (a GREAT hire in my opinion) and he deserves the credit for moving the team back into a position to be contenders in the near future…
January 10th, 20104:05 pm
I only think he would be better because of his leadoff experience. If you give Diaz the at bats at leadoff, then maybe we can see him improve.
January 10th, 20104:06 pm
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THE BEAR Illegitimi non carborundum
January 10th, 2010
Somebody mentioned requiring registration last night and I believed they said the AJC folks were looking at it. May have been DOB but I am not sure of that.
Anyway it would furnish a way to dump someone like that fellow out west who bugs the hell out of most everyone else on this blog.
As for humidity Eric, I must say that I spent some really miserable summer days in St. Louis. I now live in South Florida and it can really get BAD down here. I also lived in Atlanta for a total of 12 years in my life and it is nothing like Florida for humidity. Of course there are some humid days but overall it is great compared to Florida or even South Georgia.
As for marriage, I have been married 37 years to a lady who I believe, is the greatest woman in the world. I can’t imagine life without her. But that is my choice.
Concerning Lentz, I simply don’t like the guy. He wouldn’t last an hour on my blog and I can say that with certainty. He simply bugs me and I have spent too many years in the business world where at times I had to put up with his type. In my retirement years I don’t have to do that anymore. And that is another good thing about retiring early.
again i agree. Damon’s value to us would be as a leadoff hitter. I think that would be the biggest factor in obtaining him. If his leadoff skills are diminished, there may be no reason to pursue him.
KC and Tom Waits:
At least three of us on this blog are actually focusing on Braves and making some sense. Random Lentz comments and counter-comments need to be ignored.
Diaz every day, with a little help from Melky is probably better than Johnny D, except maybe at leadoff. Diaz/Melky would actually be an interesting leadoff, with McL down lower in lineup. I also think Melky will play some CF against tough LHPs. McL hit <.200 against LHP last year as Brave. Damon doesn't help that problem, so in that sense Melky is more valuable than Damon. And what about Mitch Jones if he made team as 25th player? Why not start him against tough LHP?
January 10th, 20104:07 pm
Beatty denies it, but even if it’s half that.. jeez.
I’m late to the dance but adding Hinske gives this whole lineup the look of an expansion team. Most of the “key acquisitions” – Melky, Glaus, Thornton, Hinske, even Wagner, were in the discard pile elsewhere. You can tell the Braves have written off this season – the whole marketing campaign is based upon “come out and salute Bobby Cox” – a laudable idea, but anything beyond an .500 season would be a miracle with this lineup. It’s as if they decided to salute Bobby Cox by giving him the kind of lineup he had here in 1980. Somebody find out if Charlie Spikes is available.
January 10th, 20104:11 pm
joerochester…………..I’m “slightly” less than 12,000 behind Warren Beatty.
January 10th, 20104:12 pm
KC and Tom W:
Glad someone is reading baseball comments and adding value to them. We three seem to be on same page. Damon might be a little bit better leadoff hitter, but Diaz is very strong – even as leadoff hitter if Braves choose to use him that way.
Diaz/Melky might be stronger, if Melky can hit tough RHP well. Melky may even play a few games in CF against tough (or any) LHP. McLouth was <.200 against LHP for Braves in '09.
Wonder where LaRoche may be going? Anyone seen anything?
January 10th, 20104:13 pm
Let me guess, some of you think I live in south Florida because the “gator” in my blog name? Nope, I live far more north, just been a Gators and Braves fan since the mid-80’s. I ask that because the other night a blogger called me a ’swamp rat’ or something corny like that. You couldn’t pay me enough to live in south Florida.
STOP WITH THE DAMON TALK FOR YOUR OWN SANITY! He ain’t coming to the braves. O’Brien is only making assumptions as he’s done all winter and very rarely have his assumptions become reality these last few months.
well said, and i see by your 4:05 that we agree on Damon’s potential role in Atlanta.
January 10th, 20104:14 pm
Good to know, I didn’t know that.
What’s your blog?
January 10th, 20104:16 pm
cabravesfan………I agree, Jed has more in common with Eddie than he does with pops. However, the stadium that the Niners play in simply does not generate the kind of revenue that is needed for a team to compete.
January 10th, 20104:17 pm
If you’re not a “Fla swamp rat” you must be a “NJ swamp rat”, which I’d consider even more polluted.
January 10th, 20104:20 pm
I agree about the stadium…
They do have plans in place for a new stadium in Santa Clara- it’s the city counsel that has caused major delays in getting a new stadium (well, and the voters that shot down a proposed plan for a new stadium in San Francisco)- now San Francisco is threatening to sue over the name of the team if they move…it’s become a royal pain in the lower body part for the 49ers, but it seems they are planning on moving ahead with the plans for Santa Clara…we will see
January 10th, 20104:21 pm
And Paul, as I am sure you are aware, it is Jed’s momma that is related to Eddie, not dad
January 10th, 20104:22 pm
What’s up with San Jose? Are they going to get a pro team or what?
January 10th, 20104:24 pm
Baseball or Football? I’m not sure how viable either would be with Oakland and San Francisco both having teams…
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots– I understand the disgust for me at first glance. I really do because I come off like a jerk. But, I read people very, very well and this O’Brien is a jerk. Good example is when Hudson damn near made him pee himself. Why did Huddy go after O’Brien when Bowman was writing even more outlandish things on who the Braves were on the verge of acquiring? Bowman WAS in the room when that happend from reports I’ve read. You will not, I repeat, will NOT find a more laid back, nice guy than Tim and for him to go off like that without the first hint of any reprocussion is a very telling sign that O’Brien ain’t very liked.
Don’t live in NJ, a little more south than that, Tom Waits.
January 10th, 20104:25 pm
ca…. I’ve heard consideration of teams moving to San Jose.. possibly the Athletics.
January 10th, 20104:26 pm
We all know it’s not a matter of if Damon signs in Atlanta, it’s when. When he realizes he will have to drop his asking price the Yanks will sweep in and get him. Besides, Cabrera is a cheaper option and is under control for a few years.He has speed and is versatile. None of us have seen what he can do for the Braves and are basing his ability on his stats with the Yankees. The guy is only 25 years old. Who knows? Maybe he does very well in Atlanta. We should give him a chance.
January 10th, 20104:28 pm
Ah, my bad- thought you were suggesting a new team move there- I imagine the only way it would work is if the A’s or another Bay Area team moved…
January 10th, 20104:31 pm
cabravesfan……….with the way the economy is going in California, I dont see any stadiums being built anytime soon.
When it comes to sports, here’s how A$$ backwards San Francisco is: A team who has never won a championship in their history (San Francisco Giants) gets voter approval for a beautiful stadium that is a cash cow for the team (AT&T Park). However a team that has won 5 Super Bowls (San Francisco 49ers) has to continue playing in a toxic dump in a terrible neighborhood.
Again, when ground is broken in Santa Clara, I’ll believe it. Until then, the Niners will continue to struggle to compete in the NFL (especially if the NFL goes to an uncapped salary system).
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